On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1941

  • Apr 1 Hippolyte Delehaye, Flemish historian and hagiographer, dies at 81
  • Apr 2 Pál Teleki, prime minister of the Kingdom of Hungary (1920-1 and 1939-41), dies at 61
  • Apr 3 Pal Teleki-von Szek, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Hungary (1920-21, 39-41), committed suicide at 61
  • Apr 4 Max Frisch, writer, dies at 29
  • Apr 5 Sir Nigel Gresley, Steam locomotive engineer (b. 1876)

Annie Jump Cannon

Apr 13 Annie Jump Cannon, American astronomer (Henry Draper catalogues), dies at 77

  • Apr 14 Jack Edmonson, Australian corporal in Tobruk (Victoria Cross), dies
  • Apr 14 Guillermo Kahlo, German-Mexican photographer and father of Frida Kahlo, dies at 69
  • Apr 16 Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, British civil servant, industrialist, economist, statistician and banker, dies at 60
  • Apr 17 Al Bowlly, South African-British dance band vocalist ("Midnight, The Stars, And You"), and bandleader, dies in a German bombing raid of London at 43
  • Apr 18 Alexandros Koryzis, Prime Minister of Greece in 1941, commits suicide at about 65 as German troops closed in on Athens
  • Apr 19 Johanna Muller-Hermann, composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 20 Barend ter Haar, Dutch lawyer, dies in Buchenwald at 49
  • Apr 22 (Arthur) "Dooley" Briscoe MC, South African cricket batsman (2 Tests; Transvaal) and soldier (Military Cross, 1941), dies in action in Ethiopia at 30
  • Apr 24 Karin Boye, Swedish writer (Kallocain) commits suicide at 40
  • Apr 26 Jean Demoor, Belgian physician & physiologist, dies at 74
  • Apr 27 Penelope Delta, Greek author, dies at 67
  • Apr 30 Edwin S. Porter, American film pioneer and producer (Jack and the Beanstalk), dies at 71