Famous Deaths on April 10

  • 879 Louis II the Stammerer, King of the West Franks (877-79)
  • 947 Hugo van Arles, count of Arles/king of Italy, dies
  • 1008 Notger, bishop of Luik (972-1008), dies
  • 1362 Machteld, countess of Holland, dies
  • 1533 Frederik I, King of Denmark and Norway (1523-33), dies at 61
  • 1545 Costanzo Festa, Italian composer
  • 1585 Gregory XIII, [Ugo Buoncampagni], Italian Pope (1572-85), dies at 83
  • 1599 Gabrielle d'Estrée, mistress of King Henry IV of France (b. 1571)
  • 1601 Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (b. 1562)
  • 1619 Thomas Jones, Archbishop of Dublin (b. c1550)
  • 1640 Agostino Agazzari, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • 1640 Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I, dies at 60
  • 1646 Santino Solari, Swiss architect and sculptor (b. 1576)
  • 1704 William Egon of Fürstenberg, Bishop of Strassburg (b. 1629)
  • 1706 Arthur Chichester, 3rd Earl of Donegall, Irish soldier (b. 1666)
  • 1712 Yusuf Nabi, Turkish poet (Hayriye), dies at about 77
  • 1731 Maximilian Dietrich Freisslich, composer, dies at 58
  • 1756 Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer, dies at 94
  • 1760 Gerard George Clifford, head of East-Indian Company, dies at 75
  • 1760 Jean Lebeuf, French historian, dies at 1760
  • 1784 Simon Fokke, book illustrator, dies at 71
  • 1786 John Byron, British naval officer (b. 1723)

Person of interestHoratio Gates

1806 Horatio Gates, British-American soldier (general of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War), dies at 78

Military Leader Horatio Gates
Military Leader
Horatio Gates
  • 1810 Konrad Back, German monastic composer, dies at 60
  • 1813 Joseph-Louis Lagrange, Italian mathematician and astronomer (number theory, celestial mechanics), dies at 77
  • 1823 Karl Leonhard Reinhold, Austrian philosopher (elementary philosophy), dies at 65
  • 1825 Paul-Louis Courier, (Mere), French writer/interpreter, dies at 53
  • 1848 Godert AGP baron van Capellen, gove-gen of Dutch-Indies, dies at 69
  • 1862 William Harvey Lamb Wallace, American lawyer and Brigadier General, dies at 40
  • 1863 Giovanni B Amia, Italian astronomer/physicist/botanist, dies at 77
  • 1885 John H Scholten, theologist (Free Want), dies at 73
  • 1909 Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet (Atalanta in Calydon), dies at 72
  • 1911 Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, composer, dies at 35
  • 1919 Emiliano Zapata, Mexican leader, murdered at 39
  • 1920 Moritz B Cantor, German historian of mathematics, dies at 90
  • 1920 Tryggve Andersen, Norwegian writer (Mod Kvaeld), dies at 53
  • 1927 Ivo Bligh, British noble (8th Earl of Darnley) and cricketer (Lord Darnley England capt v Australia 1882-83), dies at 68
  • 1929 Edmond Thieffry, Belgian WW I pilot, dies at 36
  • 1931 Khalil Gibran, Lebanese poet and painter (b. 1883)
  • 1932 André Baillon, Belgian-French author (& sabots), dies at 56
  • 1937 Algernon Ashton, composer, dies at 77
  • 1938 Nana Annor Adjaye, Pan-Africanist, dies in W Nzima Ghana
  • 1938 Joe "King" Oliver, American musician (b. 1885)
  • 1939 Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Il Bacio de Lesba), dies at 75
  • 1945 Hendrik N Werkman, resistance/painter (Blue Boat), executed at 63
  • 1945 Charles Nordhoff, English-born writer (b. 1887)
  • 1954 Auguste Lumière, French photograph/movie pioneer, dies at 81
  • 1954 Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst), dies at 79
  • 1954 Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (b. 1888)
  • 1955 Oskar Frederik Lindberg, composer, dies at 68
  • 1955 Teilhard de Chardin, French paleontologist and theologian (b. 1881)

  • 1956 Bozidar Sirola, composer, dies at 66
  • 1956 Clarence Beaumont, 1st batter in 1st World Series, dies at 75
  • 1956 Jozef Szulc, Polish composer, dies at 81
  • 1958 Chuck Willis, rocker, dies at 30
  • 1960 Arthur Benjamin, Austral composer/pianist (Devil Take Her), dies at 66
  • 1961 Irene Warfield, silent screen actress (Satan Sanderson), dies at 65
  • 1962 Stuart Sutcliffe, bassist (Beatles), dies of brain hemorrhage at 21
  • 1962 Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (b. 1886)
  • 1965 Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours, A Letter to Three Wives), dies from burns received in a house fire at 41
  • 1965 Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (b. 1928)
  • 1966 Christian J Modeste, Dutch king of gypsies, dies at 71
  • 1966 Evelyn Waugh, British writer (Black Mischief), dies at 62
  • 1968 Gustavs Celmins, Latvian politician (b. 1899)
  • 1969 Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (b. 1893)
  • 1970 Charles Paton, British actor (Freedom of the Seas), dies of a heart attack at 96
  • 1974 Patricia Collinge, dies at 81
  • 1974 Roger Bastide, French sociologist, dies at 76
  • 1975 Marjorie Main, actress (Ma & Pa Kettle), dies at 85
  • 1975 Sophia JW "Sophie" Hermse, actress (But a Dream), dies at 86
  • 1975 Walker Evans, US photographer (Fortune Magazine), dies at 71
  • 1979 Henriette P "Hetty" Beck, actress (Dodendans), dies at 91
  • 1979 Nino Rota, Italian composer (Torquemada), dies at 67
  • 1980 Kay Medford [ Margaret Kathleen Regan], American actress (Dean Martin Show, To Rome With Love), dies of cancer at 60
  • 1983 Issam Sartawi, PLO ambassador to Portugal, murdered
  • 1984 Ray Middleton, American actor (1776, Hurricane Smith), dies at 75
  • 1986 Joseph P Addabbo, US defence specialist/(Sen-D), dies at 61
  • 1986 Linda Creed, American songwriter (b. 1948)
  • 1988 Cliff Gladwin, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49), dies
  • 1989 Joan Barry, dies at 85
  • 1991 Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Harry & Hendersons), dies of AIDS at 35
  • 1991 Natalie Schafer, American actress (Gilligan's Island, Anastasia), dies from cancer at 90
  • 1992 Ken Ward, dies at 37

Person of interestSam Kinison

1992 Sam Kinison, loud mouth comedian, dies in a car crash at 38

Comedian Sam Kinison
Comedian
Sam Kinison
  • 1992 Cecil "Cec" Linder, Polish-Canadian actor (Goldfinger, Quatermass and the Pit), dies at 71
  • 1993 Chris Hani, Secretary-General South Africian Communist Party, assassinated at 50
  • 1994 James L Lyons, jazz promoter, dies at 77
  • 1994 Victor Afanasiev, Rus editor-in-chief of Pravda (1976-89), dies at 71
  • 1994 Sam B. Hall, American politician (b. 1924)
  • 1995 Chen Yun, VPM of China (1949-75, 79-80), dies
  • 1995 Glyn Jones, writer, dies at 90
  • 1995 Gunter Guillaume, German politician, dies
  • 1995 Morarji Desai, Indian politician and activist, 4th Prime Minister of India (1977-79), dies at 99
  • 1995 Betty Askwith, British writer and biographer, dies at 85
  • 1996 Jessica Dubroff, attempting to be youngest pilot, dies in crash at 7
  • 1999 Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, German-born biochemist (b. 1910)
  • 1999 Jean Vander Pyl, American voice, radio and film actress (The Flintstones, The Jetsons), dies of lung cancer at 79
  • 2000 Peter Jones, British actor (Chariots of Fire, From a Bird's Eye View), dies of natural causes at 79
  • 2000 Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939)
  • 2000 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (The Kingdom, Matador, Een stor familie), dies at 71

Person of interestLittle Eva

2003 Little Eva [Eva Boyd], American pop singer (Locomotion), dies of cervical cancer at 59

Pop Singer Little Eva
Pop Singer
Little Eva
  • 2005 Norbert Brainin, Austrian violinist (b. 1923)
  • 2005 Iakovos, Archbishop of America (b. 1911)
  • 2005 Al Lucas, American football player (b. 1978)
  • 2007 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer, dies at 76
  • 2009 Deborah Digges, American poet (b. 1950)
  • 2010 Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish statesman is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 90
  • 2010 Dixie Carter, an American actress (b.1939)
  • 2010 Maria Kaczyńska, Polish economist and First Lady of Poland, is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 67
  • 2010 Lech Kaczyński, Polish lawyer and politician, then President of Poland is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 60
  • 2011 Mikhail Rusyayev, Russian footballer (b. 1964)
  • 2011 Homer Smith, American football coach (b. 1931)
  • 2012 Raymond Aubrac, French Resistance Leader, dies at 97
  • 2013 Jimmy Dawkins, American electric blues musician, dies at 76
  • 2013 Robert Edwards, British physiologist, IVF pioneer, and Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • 2014 Jim Flaherty, Canadian politician, Minister of Finance (2006-2014), dies at 64

Person of interestRichie Benaud

2015 Richie Benaud, Australian cricket captain, broadcaster (62 Tests, 248 wickets), dies of skin cancer at 84

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 2016 Howard Marks, British drug dealer and author (Mr Nice), dies at 70