Famous Deaths in April 1969

  • Apr 2 Fortunio Bonanova, actor (My Best Gal, Havana Rose), dies at 74
  • Apr 3 Rex Evans, actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara), dies at 65
  • Apr 5 Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier, French author (La Peur), dies at 73
  • Apr 5 Romulo Gallegos, Venezuela author/president (1947-48), dies at 84
  • Apr 5 Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (b. 1903)
  • Apr 5 Shelby Storck, American television producer (b. 1917)
  • Apr 8 Arthur Walter Kramer, American composer, dies at 78
  • Apr 8 Denton Cooley, heart transplant patient, recieved 1st fully artificial heart, dies at 48
  • Apr 10 Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (b. 1893)
  • Apr 11 Ludvig Irgens Jensen, composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 15 Victoria von Battenberg, wife of Spanish king Alfonso, dies at 81
  • Apr 18 Piotr F Scharoff, Russ/Italian actor/director (Chechov), dies at 82
  • Apr 23 Krzystzof Komeda, composer, dies at 37
  • Apr 25 Margarita Xirgu, actress (Bloody Wedding), dies at 80
  • Apr 26 Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of aikido (b. 1883)
  • Apr 27 Dino Terranova, actor (Young Dillinger), dies at 65
  • Apr 27 RenĂ© Barrientos, President of Bolivia (b. 1919)
  • Apr 28 Johannes Rontgen, composer, dies at 70