On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1878

  • Apr 1 Eugene Gautier, composer, dies at 56
  • Apr 1 John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian politician (b. 1796)
  • Apr 4 Richard Brewer, American gunslinger/cowboy (b. 1850)
  • Apr 5 Wilhelm Speyer, German violinist and composer, dies at 87

Boss Tweed

Apr 12 William Magear Tweed "Boss Tweed", American politician and corrupt New York fraudster, dies in prison of pneumonia at 55

  • Apr 21 Temistocle Solera, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 23 Friedrich Preller the elder, German landscape painter, dies at 73
  • Apr 25 Anna Sewell, English author (Black Beauty), dies at 58