On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1934

  • Apr 4 Braulio Dueno Colon, Puerto Rican composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 5 Salvatore Di Giacomo, Italian poet and songwriter during "Golden Age of Neapolitan Song", dies at 74
  • Apr 7 William Monroe Trotter, American newspaper editor and activist for African-Americans civil rights, dies in a fall from his roof on his 62nd birthday
  • Apr 11 John Collier, English painter (Lady Godiva) and writer, dies at 84
  • Apr 14 Gerald du Maurier, British actor (Power, Escape!, Masks and Faces), at 61
  • Apr 14 Karl Dane, Danish-American comedian and actor (The Big Parade) dies at 47
  • Apr 28 Charley Patton, American Delta blues musician ("Pony Blues"; "High Water Everywhere"), dies of a mitral valve disorder between the ages of 37 and 43
  • Apr 30 William H. Welch, American pathologist who founded John Hopkins Hospital, dies at 75