Famous Deaths in April 1978

  • Apr 3 Ray Noble, English bandleader and composer (b. 1903)
  • Apr 4 Gino Contilli, composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 6 Nicolas Nabokov, composer (Holy Devil), dies at 74
  • Apr 6 Reinoud Anders, Dutch actor (Unrest of Grave), dies at 65
  • Apr 7 Ernest Kanitz, composer, dies at 83
  • Apr 8 Ford C Frick, baseball commissioner, dies at 83
  • Apr 9 Clough Williams-Ellis, Welsh architect (b.1883)
  • Apr 13 Paul McGrath, actor (Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74
  • Apr 13 Jack Chambers, Canadian artist (b. 1931)
  • Apr 16 Lucius D Clay, gen/gov US zone W-Germany (airlift), dies at 80
  • Apr 19 Emile de Strijker, Belgian philosopher, dies at 70
  • Apr 21 Sandy Denny, country singer, dies at 37
  • Apr 22 Will Geer, actor (Grandpa Walton-Waltons), dies at 75
  • Apr 25 Lee Kim Lai, Singaporean police officer (b. 1960)
  • Apr 27 Mohammed Daud, premier/president of Afghanistan, murdered