On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1926

  • Apr 6 Giovanni Amendola, Italian anti-fascist and editor-in-chief (Il Mondo), dies at 43
  • Apr 9 Zip the Pinhead, American freak show performer famous for his tapered head, dies at about 83

Luther Burbank

Apr 11 Luther Burbank, American horticulturist who developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants, dies of gastrointestinal complications at 77

  • Apr 15 Frank Iredale, Australian cricketer (14 Tests for Aust, 807 runs at 36 68), dies at 58
  • Apr 19 Sir Squire Bancroft [Butterfield], British actor and manager known for creating 'drawing-room comedy' (Haymarket), dies at 84
  • Apr 19 Alexander Alexandrovich Chuprov, Russian statistician (b. 1874)
  • Apr 23 Joseph Pennell, American artist and author, dies at 68
  • Apr 25 Ellen Key, Swedish author and feminist (Courageous Woman), dies at 76

Bessie Coleman

Apr 30 Bessie Coleman, American aviator and 1st African-American woman and Native American to hold a pilot license, dies in a plane crash at 34 [1]