Famous Deaths in April 1951

  • Apr 1 Clement D'Hooghe, Belgian composer, dies at 51
  • Apr 2 Simon Barere, pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall
  • Apr 3 Johannes C Kielstra, Dut economist/gov (Suriname 1933-44), dies at 72
  • Apr 4 Al Christie, Canadian film director and producer (b. 1881)
  • Apr 4 George Albert Smith, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church) (b. 1870)
  • Apr 5 Edward Rigby, dies at 72
  • Apr 6 Halfdan Cleve, composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 9 Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Hadji Aga), dies at 48
  • Apr 9 Vilhelm F K Bjerknes, Norwegian/US physicist/meteorology, dies at 89
  • Apr 12 Harold Vincent Milligan, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 16 Emile Erens, Dutch hagiographer (Pastor of Ars), dies at 85
  • Apr 18 António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (b. 1869)
  • Apr 20 Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1873)
  • Apr 22 Stanley Ridges, actor (possessed, Sgt York, Mr Ace), dies at 59
  • Apr 22 Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist (b. 1870)
  • Apr 23 Charles G. Dawes, Vice President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1865)
  • Apr 25 Jerzy Fitelberg, composer, dies at 47
  • Apr 26 John Alden Carpenter, US composer (Sea Drift), dies at 75
  • Apr 26 Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (b. 1868)
  • Apr 27 Philip Albert Myburgh Hands, cricketer (7 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Apr 29 Jules Verstraete, [Julien G de Graef], actor (Boefje), dies at 67
  • Apr 29 Ludwig J J Wittgenstein, Austria/English philosopher, dies at 62