On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1918

  • Apr 1 Karl Valentin, Swedish composer, dies at 64
  • Apr 5 Paul Vidal de la Blanche, French geographer, dies at 73
  • Apr 6 John Q. A. Brackett, American politician, 36th Governor of Massachusetts (1890-91), dies at 75
  • Apr 11 Arthur Ochse, cricketer (WW I played for South Africa in 1889 aged 19), dies
  • Apr 13 Lavr Georgevich Kornilov, Russian military officer, dies at 47
  • Apr 20 Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies
  • Apr 20 Karl Ferdinand Braun, German inventor, co-developed wireless telegraphy (Nobel 1909), dies at 67

Person of interestThe Red Baron

Apr 21 Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], German World War I fighter ace, dies at 25 after his plane is shot down

World War I Fighter Ace The Red Baron
World War I Fighter Ace
The Red Baron
  • Apr 23 Percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies

Person of interestGavrilo Princip

Apr 28 Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian-Serb assassin of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, dies of tuberculosis at 23

Assassin Gavrilo Princip
Assassin
Gavrilo Princip