On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1912

  • Apr 4 Isaac Kauffman Funk, American publisher (Funk & Wagnalls), dies at 72
  • Apr 4 Charles Brantley Aycock, 50th Governor of North Carolina (1901-05), dies at 52

Person of interestClara Barton

Apr 12 Clara Barton, American nurse and founder of the American Red Cross, dies of tuberculosis at 90

Pioneering Nurse and Humanitarian Clara Barton
Pioneering Nurse and Humanitarian
Clara Barton
  • Apr 13 Ishikawa Takuboku, Japanese author, dies at 26
  • Apr 14 Henri Brisson, French statesman (b. 1835)

Person of interestEdward Smith

Apr 15 Edward Smith, English naval captain of the RMS Titanic, dies when the ship sinks in the Atlantic Ocean aged 62

Captain of the Titanic Edward Smith
Captain of the Titanic
Edward Smith
  • Apr 15 John Jacob Astor IV, American businessman & soldier (richest passenger aboard the Titanic), dies aboard the Titanic at 47
  • Apr 15 William T. Stead, British newspaper editor (The Pall Mall Gazette), dies in the sinking of the Titanic at 62

Person of interestBram Stoker

Apr 20 Bram Stoker, Irish theater manager/writer (Dracula), dies at 64

Novelist Bram Stoker
Novelist
Bram Stoker
  • Apr 24 Justin M'Carthy, Irish politician and novelist (Miss Misanthrope), dies at 81
  • Apr 30 FrantiĊĦek Kmoch, Czech composer and conductor, dies at 63