On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1939

  • Apr 5 William Cooper, cricketer (two Tests for Australia 1882-84), dies
  • Apr 6 Robert Courtneidge, British theater producer, dies
  • Apr 7 Joseph Lyons, 10th Prime Minister of Australia (1932-39), dies at 59
  • Apr 9 Emilio Serrano y Ruiz, Spanish composer, dies at 89
  • Apr 10 Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Il Bacio de Lesba), dies at 75
  • Apr 11 S.S. Van Dine [pseudonym for William Huntingdon Wright], American critic and detective writer (Philo Vance), dies at 50
  • Apr 18 Theo Mann, Dutch actress (Pink Bernd, Hedda Gabler), dies at 88
  • Apr 21 Herman Finck, British composer (In The Shadows), dies at 66
  • Apr 25 John Foulds, British cellist, musicologist, and composer (World Requiem; Three Mantras), dies in Calcutta of cholera at 58