Famous Deaths in April 1956

  • Apr 2 Albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgium ambassador to Tokyo, dies at 82
  • Apr 2 Chester Clute, actor (Niagara Falls), dies at 65
  • Apr 2 Philippo de Pisis, Italian painter, dies at 59
  • Apr 3 T Kostov, Bulgarian vice-premier, executed
  • Apr 10 Bozidar Sirola, composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 10 Clarence Beaumont, 1st batter in 1st World Series, dies at 75
  • Apr 10 Jozef Szulc, Polish composer, dies at 81
  • Apr 15 Emile Nolde [Hansen], German painter (Grablegung Christi), dies at 88
  • Apr 19 Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian, dies at 70
  • Apr 19 Lionel K P "Buster" Crabb, British diver (WWII), dies at 47
  • Apr 19 Leon N H Jungschlaeger, head milt intelligence Neth-Indies, dies at 52
  • Apr 20 Jaap Vranken, organist/composer (Stabat mater), dies
  • Apr 20 Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music composer (Levensschets), dies at 78
  • Apr 21 Charles MacArthur, American writer (b. 1895)
  • Apr 24 Albrecht G Alt, German theologist (Small Schriften), dies at 72
  • Apr 24 Henry Stephenson, British actor (Conquest, Little Old NY, Mr Lucky), dies at 85
  • Apr 26 Edward Arnold, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66
  • Apr 29 Nemesio Otano y Eugenio, composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 30 Alben W Barkley, (VP-D-1949-53), dies at 78