On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1932

  • Apr 2 Hugo Kaun, German composer, dies at 69
  • Apr 2 Bill Pickett, American rodeo performer (invented bulldogging), dies after being kicked in the head by a bronco at 61
  • Apr 2 John Morrill, American baseball first baseman and manager (National League pennant: 1877, 78, 83; Boston Red Caps/Beaneaters), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • Apr 4 Ottokar Czernin, Austro-Hungarian diplomat (Imperial Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary) and politician, dies at 59
  • Apr 4 Wilhelm Ostwald, physical chemist (Nobel 1909), dies
  • Apr 7 Erv A Kelley, US policeman, shot to death by Pretty Boy Floyd
  • Apr 10 André Baillon, Belgian-French author (& sabots), dies at 56
  • Apr 13 Johannes T de Visser, 1st Dutch Min of Education, dies at 75 [or 14th]
  • Apr 17 Patrick Geddes, Scottish biologist and town planner who coined the term conurbation, dies at 77
  • Apr 19 Władysław Rzepko, Polish composer, dies at 77
  • Apr 20 Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician and glottologist, dies at 73
  • Apr 26 Bill Lockwood, English cricketer (43 wickets in 12 Tests for England), dies at 64
  • Apr 27 Hart Crane, American poet (The Bridge), commits suicide at 32 by jumping overboard into the Gulf of Mexico