On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1916

  • Apr 1 Gabrielle Petit, Belgian resistance fighter, executed
  • Apr 9 Vicente Goicoechea Errasti, Basque composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 11 Richard Harding Davis, American journalist and author (Soldiers of Fortune, The King's Jackal), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • Apr 15 Alfred Cogniaux, Belgian botanist, dies at 75
  • Apr 16 Tom Horan, Australian cricketer (15 Tests for Aust, 471 runs, 11 wickets), dies a 62
  • Apr 19 Ephraim Shay, American inventor of Shay type of geared steam locomotive, dies at 76
  • Apr 29 Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (Gram-Schmidt process), dies at 65