On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1906

  • Apr 6 Alexander L Kielland, Norwegian writer (Working People), dies at 57
  • Apr 8 Auguste Deter, German woman notable for being the 1st person diagnosed with Alzheimer's, dies of sepsis caused by an infected bedsore at 55
  • Apr 11 Georgi Apollonovitch Gapon, Rus-orthodox clergyman/tsarist agent, dies

Person of interestJames Anthony Bailey

Apr 11 James Anthony Bailey, American circus ringmaster and showman (Barnum & Bailey), dies at 58

Circus Showman and Businessman James Anthony Bailey
Circus Showman and Businessman
James Anthony Bailey
  • Apr 11 Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (b. 1839)
  • Apr 18 Luis Martín, Spanish Superior-General of the Society of Jesus, dies at 59
  • Apr 19 Pierre Curie, French physicist (Nobel 1903) and husband of Marie Curie, dies in a cart accident at 46
  • Apr 19 Spencer Gore, British tennis player (1st Wimbledon singles champion 1877), dies at 56
  • Apr 20 Australian wombat; oldest known marsupial, dies in London Zoo at 26
  • Apr 25 John Knowles Paine, American composer (Symphony No. 2 - In Spring), dies at 67