Famous Deaths in April 1996

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