On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1938

  • Apr 2 Alice Berend, writer, dies
  • Apr 4 Cyril Christiani, cricket wicket keep (WI 1935), dies of malaria at 24
  • Apr 8 Harold Baumgartner, South African cricketer (took 2-99 lefty in test for South Africa), dies at 54
  • Apr 10 Nana Annor Adjaye, Pan-Africanist, dies in W Nzima Ghana
  • Apr 10 Joseph "King" Oliver, American jazz cornet player, composer, bandleader, and mentor to Louis Armstrong, dies of arteriosclerosis at 56
  • Apr 12 Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author (Man & Mark), dies at 65
  • Apr 12 Fyador Chaliapin, Russian operatic bass-baritone (Boris Godunov), dies at 65
  • Apr 13 Grey Owl [Archibald Belaney], Canadian conservationist, dies at 49
  • Apr 14 Gillis Grafstr√∂m, Swedish figure skater (Olympic gold 1920, 24, 28), dies of blood poisoning at 44
  • Apr 15 Caesar Vallejo, Peruvian-French poet (Trilce, Russia & 1931), dies at 46
  • Apr 16 Bertram Mills, British circus proprietor (Bertram Mills Circus), dies at 70
  • Apr 16 Steve Bloomer, English footballer (b. 1874)
  • Apr 18 Richard Terry, English organist & musicologist, dies at 73
  • Apr 19 Henry John Newbolt, English poet and author (Studies Green & Gray), dies at 75
  • Apr 21 Muhammad Iqbal, British East Indies lawyer and Pakistan national hero, dies at 65
  • Apr 21 Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet, dies at 60
  • Apr 24 George Grey Barnard, American sculptor, dies at 74
  • Apr 26 Edmund Husserl, German philosopher (founded School of Phenomenology), dies at 79
  • Apr 27 Edmond Rubbens, Belgian minister to Colonies, dies at 44