Famous Deaths in April 1965

  • Apr 1 Henry D G Crerar, Canadian general (WW I, Normandy), dies at 76
  • Apr 1 Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics manufacturer (b. 1870)
  • Apr 2 Renzo Bossi, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • Apr 3 Ernst Kirchweger, Austrian communist and resistance fighter (born 1897 or 1898)
  • Apr 8 Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70
  • Apr 8 Jack Durston, cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies
  • Apr 8 Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78
  • Apr 10 Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours), dies from burns received in a house fire at 41
  • Apr 10 Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (b. 1928)
  • Apr 14 Leonard Mudie, dies of heart ailment at 82
  • Apr 14 Perry E Smith, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
  • Apr 14 Robert E Hickok, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
  • Apr 15 Syd Chaplin, dies at 80
  • Apr 18 Guillermo Gonz├ílez Camarena, Mexican inventor (b. 1917)
  • Apr 19 George Davis, actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), dies at 75
  • Apr 20 Dick Wessel, dies of heart attack on 52nd birthday
  • Apr 21 Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72
  • Apr 23 Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Pygmalion), dies at 67
  • Apr 24 Louise Dresser, actress (State Fair, Ship Comes In, Mammy), dies at 86
  • Apr 26 Aaron Avshalomov, composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 27 Alan Bunce, actor (Albert-Ethel & Albert), dies at 61
  • Apr 27 Edward R Murrow, newscaster (Person to Person), dies at 57
  • Apr 28 Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer/writer (Character), dies at 80
  • Apr 30 Helen Chandler, American actress (Dracula, Salute, Last Flight), dies at 59