On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1943

  • Apr 3 Conrad Veidt, German actor (Casablanca, Cabinet of Dr Calgary), dies from a heart attack at 50
  • Apr 4 Oskar Schlemmer, German painter, sculptor and choreographer (Triadisches Ballett), dies at 54
  • Apr 4 Raoul Laparra, composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 4 Hartzell "Tiny" Parham, American jazz pianist, theater organist, and bandleader, dies at 43
  • Apr 5 Aleš Hrdlička, Austro-Hungarian anthropologist and curator (US National Museum), dies at 74
  • Apr 7 Jovan Ducic, Serbian poet (Blue Legends), dies at 72
  • Apr 7 Alexandre Millerand, President of France (b. 1859)
  • Apr 8 Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed
  • Apr 8 Richard Sears, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1881-87), dies at 81
  • Apr 14 Asser B Kleerekoper, SDAP-Second-Member of parliament, dies at 62
  • Apr 14 Geoffrey Turton Shaw, composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 15 Raffaele Casimiri, Italian musicologist & composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 15 Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist, dies at 61

Person of interestIsoroku Yamamoto

Apr 18 Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese WWII Marshall Admiral & Commander-in-Chief of the Japanese fleet who led the attack on Pearl Harbor, killed in action at 59 by a US ambush after the "Magic" code-breaking team intercepted and decoded his flight plan

WWII Admiral who Led the Attack on Pearl Harbor Isoroku Yamamoto
WWII Admiral who Led the Attack on Pearl Harbor
Isoroku Yamamoto
  • Apr 19 Alexander Schmorell, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • Apr 19 Gustave Doret, Swiss composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 19 Willy Graf, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • Apr 24 Gerardus H de Hare, socialist vicar, dies at 63
  • Apr 25 Vladimir Ivanovich Nemirovich-Danchenko, playwright/director, dies
  • Apr 29 Joseph Achron, Latvian violinist/composer (Golem suite), dies at 56
  • Apr 29 Karl Adrian Wohlfart, Swedish composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 29 Sidney A K Keyes, English poet (Foreign Gate), dies at 20
  • Apr 30 Beatrice Potter Webb, British sociologist, economist (founded London School of Economics) and writer (My Apprenticeship), dies at 85
  • Apr 30 Etty Hillesum, Dutch diarist, dies in Auschwitz
  • Apr 30 Otto Jespersen, Danish linguist, dies at 82
  • Apr 30 Leo Smit, Dutch composer, dies in Sobibór extermination camp at 42