Famous Deaths in April 1982

  • Apr 3 Herman W Filarski, Dutch bridge journalist, dies at 69
  • Apr 3 Warren Oates, actor (East of Eden, Stoney Burke), dies at 53
  • Apr 4 Tsvetan Tsvetanov, composer, dies at 50
  • Apr 5 Abe Fortas, Supreme court justice, dies at 71
  • Apr 6 Paul Wiens, German writer and Stasi informant, dies at 59
  • Apr 7 Brenda Benet, actress (Track of Thunder), commits suicide by gun at 36
  • Apr 7 Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (b. 1948)
  • Apr 9 Robert H G Havemann, German chemist/dissident, dies
  • Apr 9 Wilfred Pelletier, symph conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 85
  • Apr 15 Five murderers of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat executed
  • Apr 15 Arthur Lowe, Brits actor (Capt Mainwaring in Dad's army), dies at 66
  • Apr 15 Louis M de Guiringaud, Fren forgn min (1976-78), commits suicide at 70
  • Apr 20 Andrew Sandham, cricketer (325 Eng 1930, 879 runs in 14 Tests), dies
  • Apr 20 Archibald MacLeish, US, lawyer/writer (Conquistador), dies at 89
  • Apr 20 Mimi Boesnach, actress (Wedding of Kloris & Roses), dies at 82
  • Apr 21 Joe Sawyer, actor (Biff O'Hara-Adventures of Rin Tin Tin), dies at 80
  • Apr 22 Melville Bell Grosvenor, pres (National Geographic Society), dies at 80
  • Apr 25 Celia Johnson, English actress (Brief Encounter, Happy Breed), dies at 73
  • Apr 25 Don Wilson, TV announcer (Jack Benny Show), dies at 81
  • Apr 25 John Cody, US cardinal/archbishop of Chicago (1965-82), dies at 74
  • Apr 25 Paul de Vree, Flemish writer/essayist (Round Table), dies
  • Apr 25 William R Burnett, US, writer (Asphalt Jungle), dies at 82
  • Apr 26 Celia Johnson, British actress (Jean Brodie), dies of stroke at 73
  • Apr 26 Ville Ritola, Finnish 5/10km runner (Olympic-gold-1924, 28), dies
  • Apr 27 Tom Tully, actor (Line-up, Shane), dies at 85
  • Apr 28 Bert van Dongen [Abraham J Cohen], Dutch singer and actor, dies at 66
  • Apr 28 EW "Nobby" Clark, Engl cricketer (32 wickets in 8 Tests 1929-34), dies
  • Apr 30 Albert TLCA Bird, lecture artist, dies
  • Apr 30 Herman Tholen, Dutch cabaret performer (Juveniles), dies
  • Apr 30 Taisen Deshimaru, founder of several Zen centers in France, dies at 67
  • Apr 30 Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician (b. 1949)