Famous Deaths in April 1944

  • Apr 2 Mikulas Moyzes, composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 4 John Peale Bishop, US poet (Undertaker's Garland), dies at 51
  • Apr 4 Karel Weis, Czech composer and folk song collector, dies at 82
  • Apr 5 Isolde Kurz, German writer/poetess (Meine Mutter), dies at 90
  • Apr 5 Willy Derby, [Dieben], singer (Hello Bandoeng), dies
  • Apr 9 Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, Polish composer and conductor, dies at 59
  • Apr 9 Evgeniya Rudneva, Russian World War II heroine (b. 1920)
  • Apr 13 Cecile Chaminade, composer, dies at 86
  • Apr 13 Paul Hazard [Paul-Gustave-Marie-Camille Hazard], French critic and literature historian, dies at 65
  • Apr 17 J T Hearne, cricketer (took 49 wkts in 12 Tests for England), dies
  • Apr 18 Cécile Chamindale, composer, dies
  • Apr 19 Tommy Hitchcock, polo player (Westchester Cup 1924, 27), dies at 44
  • Apr 22 Mezio Agostini, Italian composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 24 William Stephens, U.S. political figure (b. 1859)
  • Apr 25 Tony Mullane, Irish-American baseball player, dies at 85
  • Apr 26 Violette Morris, French athlete (b. 1893)
  • Apr 28 Frank Knox, U.S. Vice-Presidential candidate (b. 1874)
  • Apr 29 Bernardino Machado, President of Portugal (1915–17, 1925–26), dies at 93
  • Apr 30 Paul Poiret, French couturier, the most fashionable dress designer of pre-World War I, dies at 65