On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1890

  • Apr 1 David Wilber, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), dies at 69
  • Apr 2 Marinus Frederik Andries Gerardus Campbell, Dutch bibliographer, dies at 70
  • Apr 4 Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, French Canadian politician (1st Premier of Quebec), dies at 69
  • Apr 4 Edmond H├ębert, French geologist, dies at 77
  • Apr 8 Junius Spencer Morgan, American merchant and philanthropist (Metro Museum of Art), dies at 76
  • Apr 11 Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man", dies of asphyxia at 27
  • Apr 13 Samuel J. Randall, American politician (Speaker of the United States House of Representatives), dies at 61
  • Apr 17 John Barnett, composer, dies at 87
  • Apr 22 Magnus Huss, Swedish physician who coined the word alcoholism and was the first to define it as a disease, dies at 82