Famous Deaths in April 1987

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Apr 2 Buddy Rich, drummer/orchestra leader (Away We Go), dies at 69

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader
Buddy Rich
  • Apr 3 Tom Sestak, American football player (b. 1936)
  • Apr 3 Hans Gál, Austrian-British composer, dies at 97
  • Apr 4 C[atherine] L[ucille] Moore, author (Judgment Night), dies at 76
  • Apr 4 C.L. Moore, American writer (b. 1911)
  • Apr 7 Maxine Sullivan, [Williams], US actress (Going Places), dies at 75
  • Apr 8 Francis C Denebrink, US Naval officer (WW I, WW II, Korea) dies at 90
  • Apr 11 Erskine Caldwell, novelist (Tobacco Road), dies at 83
  • Apr 11 Kent Taylor, actor (Boston Blackie, Rough Riders), dies at 79
  • Apr 11 Primo Levi, Italy, chemist/writer (Survival in Auschwitz), dies at 67
  • Apr 12 Ewan Calague, economist/statistician (Social Security) dies at 90
  • Apr 12 Mike Von Erich, American wrestler
  • Apr 14 Karl Holler, composer, dies at 79
  • Apr 17 Carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer ("No Woman No Cry"), dies at 36
  • Apr 17 Dick Shawn, comedian (Producers), dies on stage at 57
  • Apr 17 Cecil Harmsworth King, owner of Mirror Group Newspapers (b. 1901)
  • Apr 17 Willie Donnell Smith, American fashion designer (WilliWear), dies of pneumonia at 39
  • Apr 19 Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum, Actor (Mr Green Jeans), dies at 77
  • Apr 19 Maxwell D Taylor, US commander 101st airborne (WW II), dies at 85
  • Apr 20 Antony Tudor, dancer/choreographer (Amer Ballet Theater) dies at 78
  • Apr 21 Edith S Green, (Rep-D-Ore), dies at 77
  • Apr 26 John Ernest Silkin, British politician (b. 1923)
  • Apr 26 Shankar, Of Noted Bollywood Music Director Duo Shankar-Jaikishan (b. 1922)
  • Apr 28 Ben Linder, development worker, murdered by Contras in Nicaragua
  • Apr 30 Hugh Dempster, actor (Anna Karenina, Candles at Nine), dies