Famous Deaths in April 1996

  • 1st Alfredo Nobre Coast, PM of Portugal (1978), dies
  • 1st Edwin H "Buddy" Morris, music publisher, dies at 89
  • 1st John Alwyne Kitching, zoologist, dies at 87
  • 1st John McSheery, dies of heart attack while umpiring a game, at 51
  • 1st Mario Viegas, actor (The Jew, Divine Comedy), dies at 47
  • 1st Florence Buchsbaum, French theater director (b. 1926)
  • 1st John McSherry, American baseball umpire (b. 1944)
  • 3rd Carl Stokes, 1st African American mayor of a major US city (Cleve), dies
  • 3rd Christopher John Seward, aid worker, dies at 45
  • 3rd Ron Brown, American Secretary of Commerce, dies in an air accident aged 54
  • 3rd Ronald Harmon Brown, politician, dies at 54
  • 3rd Roosevelt "Booba" Barnes, bluesman, dies at 59
  • 4th Carl Burton Stokes, politician, dies at 68
  • 4th David Keylsey, actor/director, dies at 63
  • 4th David Whitton, campaigner, dies at 44
  • 4th Frederick Denison Maurice Hocking, pathologist, dies at 97
  • 4th Joy Newton, dancer, dies at 82
  • 4th Larry Laprise, songwriter, dies at 83
  • 4th Seamas NacNeill, piper, dies at 79
  • 4th Barney Ewell, American athlete (b. 1918)
  • 5th Peter Nailor, civil servant/historian, dies at 67
  • 6th Greer Garson, actress (Goodbye Mr Chips), dies at 92
  • 7th Ian Spurling, ballet designer, dies at 59
  • 8th Basil Hembry, farmer/campaigner, dies at 80
  • 8th Ben Johnson, cowboy actor (Tex, Dillinger), dies of heart attack at 77
  • 8th Charles Donald Adams, singer, dies at 67
  • 8th Ben Johnson, American actor (b. 1918)
  • 9th James William Rouse, US builder (shopping malls), dies at 81
  • 9th Maisie Fitter, editor/conservationist, dies at 83
  • 9th Richard Thomas Condon, author, dies at 81
  • 9th Sandy Becker, NYC Kiddie TV Show host (Sandy Becker Show), dies at 74
  • 10th Jessica Dubroff, attempting to be youngest pilot, dies in crash at 7
  • 11th Daniel Wolf, journalist, dies at 80
  • 11th Edwin Clarke, historian/neurologist, dies at 76
  • 11th Jessica Dubroff, hoped to be youngest to fly across US, crashed at 7
  • 11th Louis Osman, artist/goldsmith/craftsman, dies at 82
  • 11th Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet, advertising magnate, dies at 89
  • 12th Marthe Robert, essayist/translator, dies at 82
  • 12th Nancy Sheehan, writer, dies at 69
  • 12th William Wilkinson, businessman/conservationist, dies at 63
  • 13th Denis Sargan, econometrician, dies at 71
  • 13th George Mackey Brown, poet, dies at 74
  • 13th James "Jimmy the Gent" Burke, criminal, dies at 64
  • 14th Benjamin "Zik" Azikiwe Nnamdi, politician, dies at 91
  • 14th Gaylord Birch, drummer (Pointer Sisters, Herbie Hancock), dies at 50
  • 14th Manuel A "Manny" Greenhill, record producer, dies at 80
  • 14th Mervyn Levy, artist/critic, dies at 81
  • 14th William K Everson, film historian, dies at 67
  • 16th Lucille Bremer, dancer/actress (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 73
  • 16th Madeleine Bourdouxhe, writer, dies at 89
  • 16th Raymond Earl Hill, saxophonist, dies at 62
  • 16th Stavros Spyros Niarchos, Greek shipowner, dies at 86
  • 17th Eva Jones, poet/novelist, dies at 82
  • 17th Jose Luis Lopez Aranguren, philosopher, dies at 86
  • 17th Michele Carew, daughter of baseball great Rod, dies of Leukemia at 18
  • 18th Kalim Siddiqui, islamic campaigner, dies at 62
  • 18th Michael Leander Farr, record producer, dies at 55
  • 18th Piet Hein, architect/poet/mathematician/inventor, dies at 80
  • 18th Robert William Paine, architect, dies at 88
  • 19th Bernard Edwards, bass player, dies at 44
  • 19th Norman Oldfield, cricketer (scored 99 runs in Test for England), dies
  • 19th Peg Ridge, peace campaigner, dies at 72
  • 20th Cecilia Grace Hunt Reeves Gillie, bBC Executive, dies at 88
  • 20th Christopher Robin Milne, bookseller, dies at 75
  • 20th Tran Van Tra, soldier, dies at 77
  • 21st A H Kardar, cricketer (3 Tests for India & 23 for Pak 1946-58), dies
  • 21st Dzhokhar Dudayev, separatist leader and President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (1991), dies at 52
  • 21st Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, oddsmaker/sportscaster (CBS), dies at 76
  • 21st Robert Hersant, press baron, dies at 76
  • 21st Rodney Meredith Thomas, architect/painter, dies at 93
  • 21st Zora Arkus-Duntov, engineer, dies at 86
  • 22nd David Shipman, film historian, dies at 63
  • 22nd Erma Bombeck, American humorist (The Grass is Greener over the Septic Tank), dies at 69
  • 22nd Hiteshwar Saikia, PM of Indian state of Assam (1991-96), dies
  • 22nd Harold "Jug" McSpaden, American professional golfer (b. 1908)
  • 23rd Leonard Kuntstat, blues discographer, dies at 70
  • 23rd Pamela Lyndon Travers, writer (Mary Poppins), dies at 96
  • 23rd Jean-Victor Allard, Canadian military officer (b. 1913)
  • 24th Donald Cammell, film director, dies at 62
  • 24th Preston Lockwood, English actor (House of Windsor, Black Candle), dies at 83
  • 25th John Eustace Theodore Brancker, lawyer/parliamentarian, dies at 87
  • 25th John Lorne Campbell, folklorist, dies at 90
  • 25th Saul Bass, American graphic designer of logos and film titles (Psycho), dies at 74
  • 26th Burton Stein, historian, dies at 69
  • 26th John Norrie McArthur, malariologist/microscopist, dies at 94
  • 26th Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter, dies at 78
  • 27th Joan Sterndale Bennett, actress (Elizabeth-Dark Shadows), dies at 86
  • 27th William Egan Colby, cIA Director, dies at 76
  • 28th Giles Grangier, film director, dies at 84
  • 28th Henry Clarke, fashion photographer, dies at 75
  • 28th Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, politician, dies at 80
  • 28th William E Colby, director of CIA (1973-76), dies
  • 29th David William Eric Davis, broadcaster, dies at 87
  • 29th Jaime Garcia Terre, poet/essayist, dies at 71
  • 29th Siti Hartinah Suharto, wife of President Suharto of Indonesia, dies at 72
  • 29th Tony Hymphris, political activist, dies at 45
  • 30th David Michael Ifshin, British political campaign organiser, dies at 46
  • 30th David Opatoshu, actor (Torn Curtian, Raid on Entebbe), dies at 78
  • 30th Frank Henry Copplestone, TV executive, dies at 71
  • 30th Helene Cordet, entertainer/nightclub owner, dies at 78
  • 30th Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, President of Guatemala (1966-70), dies