Famous Deaths in April 1993

  • Apr 1 Alan Kulwicki, stock car racer, dies in plane crash at 38
  • Apr 1 Ihsan Mohamed Salem, [Yunis Awad], Palestinian Al-Fatah leader, killed
  • Apr 1 Juan of Borbon y Battemberg, father of king Juan Carlos I, dies
  • Apr 1 Wayne Mack, sportscaster/actor (Storyville), dies of cancer at 68
  • Apr 1 Nicanor Zabaleta, Spanish harpist, dies at 86
  • Apr 2 Eugenie Leontovitch, actress (4 Sons, Homicidal), dies at 93
  • Apr 2 Klaas Schenk, Dutch speed skater, coach and father of Ard, dies at 86
  • Apr 3 Alexander Mnouchkine, French movie producer (Professional), dies at 83
  • Apr 3 Dieter Plage, German wildlife filmmaker, dies at 57
  • Apr 3 Eduardo Cabellero Calderon, Colombian writer/diplomat, dies at 83
  • Apr 3 Pinky Lee, kiddie host (Pinky Lee Show), dies of heart attack at 85
  • Apr 4 Alfred Mosher Butts, US architect/game maker (Scrabble), dies at 93
  • Apr 4 Bep [Alberta B] Ogterop, [Rita la Roche], singer, dies
  • Apr 6 Divya Bharati, "Baby Doll" Indian Bollywood actress (Diwana), dies at 19 by mysteriously falling from her husband's apartment
  • Apr 6 Hedi Amira Nouira, PM of Tunisia (1970-80), dies
  • Apr 7 Max Croiset, Dutch actor/dramatist/director (Zeekant), dies at 80
  • Apr 7 Richard Schmiechen, dies of AIDS at 45
  • Apr 7 S C (Billy) Griffith, cricketer (England 1948-49, MCC sect), dies
  • Apr 8 Arleen Whelan, dies of stroke at 78
  • Apr 8 H Earnest, bishop of Breda, dies

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Apr 8 Marian Anderson, American contralto and celebrated singer (My Lord, What a Morning), dies of congestive heart failure at 96

  • Apr 10 Chris Hani, sec-gen South Africian Communist Party, assassinated at 50
  • Apr 11 Mohammed el-Himi, brigade-general of Egyptian police, murdered
  • Apr 11 Rachmon Nabiyev, President of Tadzjikistan (1973..92), dies at 63
  • Apr 12 Isaac Rojas, vp of Argentina (1955-58), dies
  • Apr 12 Patience Jarvis, dies of melanoma at 56
  • Apr 13 Barry Karas, dies of leukemia at 49
  • Apr 13 Henny Budie, Dutch director/producer (Sterrenslag), dies
  • Apr 13 Max Tripels, Dutch attorney/MP, dies at 72
  • Apr 14 Jo Boer, Dutch painter/writer/author (Heir, dies at 85
  • Apr 14 Sam Ntombani, ANC-secretary in Soweto South-Africa, shot to death
  • Apr 15 George Ives, dies at 111
  • Apr 15 H H "Bull" Alexander, cricketer (Test for Aust 1933, avg 154), dies
  • Apr 15 Leslie Charteris, British mystery writer (Saint), dies at 85
  • Apr 15 William Bakewell, dies of leukemia at 84
  • Apr 15 John Tuzo Wilson, Canadian geologist (contributions to plate tectonics), dies at 84
  • Apr 16 John P W Meefout, sculptor (Laying wife), dies at 77
  • Apr 17 Turgut Özal, president of Turkey (1989-93), dies at 65
  • Apr 18 Arthur P Smith, US founder of Miami Planetarium, dies at 76
  • Apr 18 Masahiko Kimura, Japanese judoka (b. 1917)
  • Apr 18 Dame Elisabeth Frink, English sculptor and printmaker dies of cancer aged 62
  • Apr 19 David Koresh, [Vernon Howell], cult leader (Davidians), suicide
  • Apr 19 George Mickelson, Gov of SD, & 7 others, die in a plane crash
  • Apr 20 Cantinflas, [Mario Moreno], Mexican actor (Pepe), dies at 81
  • Apr 21 Hal Schumacher, baseball pitcher, dies at 82
  • Apr 22 Andries Treurnicht, founder South African Conservative Party, dies at 72

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Apr 22 Cesar Chavez, American farm labor leader (United Farm Workers), dies of natural causes at 66

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  • Apr 22 Mark Koenig, baseball shortstop (NY Yankees), dies at 88
  • Apr 23 Bertus Aafjes, poet/writer (World is a Muze), dies at 78
  • Apr 23 Lalith Athulathmudali, Sri Lankan minister, murdered at 59
  • Apr 24 Oliver R Tambo, chairman (African National Congress), dies at 75
  • Apr 25 Rosita Moreno, actress (Walls of Gold), dies of heart attack at 85
  • Apr 27 Hans Sahl, German American anti-Nazi Jewish writer (Tie Exil im Exil), dies at 90
  • Apr 28 Jim Valvano, basketball coach (NC State), dies of cancer at 47
  • Apr 29 Cy Howard, director (Lovers & Other Strangers), dies at 77
  • Apr 29 Michael Gordon, actor/director (Pillow Talk), dies at 83
  • Apr 29 Mick Ronson, English guitarist/producer (Mott the Hoople), dies at 46
  • Apr 30 David Waymer, NFLer (Saints, 49'ers, Raiders), dies at 34
  • Apr 30 Eric Rowan, cricketer (26 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Apr 30 Tommy Caton, English footballer (b. 1962)