Famous Deaths in April 1985

  • Apr 1 Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (b. 1920)
  • Apr 4 Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (b. 1891)
  • Apr 5 Tyrell Johnson, cricketer (WI left-arm quickie, one Test 1939), dies
  • Apr 6 Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), dies at 82
  • Apr 8 J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (b. 1897)
  • Apr 11 Enver Hoxha, party leader/premier of Albania, dies at 76
  • Apr 11 Bunny Ahearne, British ice hockey promoter (b. 1900)
  • Apr 14 Enver Hoxha, Albanian leader (1944-85), dies
  • Apr 14 Reginald Beane, pianist (Starlit Time, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 63
  • Apr 14 Noele Gordon, British actress (Crossroads) dies at 65
  • Apr 16 Scott Brady, [Gerald Tierney], actor (Shotgun Slade), dies at 60
  • Apr 17 Ilona Bodden, writer, dies
  • Apr 21 Rudi Gernreich, US designer (miniskirt), dies at 62
  • Apr 21 Tancredo Neves, president-elect of Brazil, dies at 75
  • Apr 21 Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio pioneer (b. 1902)
  • Apr 22 Paul H. Emmett, American chemical engineer (b. 1900)
  • Apr 23 Kent Smith, actor (Peyton Place, Invaders), dies at 78
  • Apr 23 Sam J Ervin Jr, (Sen-D-NC), dies at 88
  • Apr 24 Sergei Yutkevich, Russian director, (Otello, Banya), dies at 80
  • Apr 25 Murray Matheson, actor (Felix-Banacek), dies at 72
  • Apr 25 Richard Haydn, British actor (Mutiny on the Bounty), dies at 80