On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1947

  • Apr 1 George II, King of Greece (1922-1924, and 1935-1947), dies of arteriosclerosis at 56
  • Apr 2 Joe Hardstaff Sr., English cricket batsman (5 Tests; umpire 21 Tests), dies at 64
  • Apr 4 William O'Donnell, Irish politician (b. ?)
  • Apr 6 Václav Kaprál, Czech composer, pianist, and pedagogue, dies at 58
  • Apr 6 Herbert Backe, German Nazi politician (Reich Minister for Food and Agriculture), dies at 50

Person of interestHenry Ford

Apr 7 Henry Ford, American industrialist & auto maker (Ford Model T), dies at 83

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Apr 9 Konrad Friedrich Noetel, German composer, dies at 43
  • Apr 11 Louise Peete, American convicted serial killer, dies at 66
  • Apr 12 Christian F L Leipoldt, South African writer (Die Moormansgat), dies
  • Apr 16 Rudolf Höss, German commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp, dies at 45
  • Apr 18 Benny Leonard, Jewish-American lightweight boxing champ (1917-25), dies at 51
  • Apr 18 Jozef Tiso, Slovak politician (President of the First Slovak Republic), dies at 59
  • Apr 19 Charles Bidwill, American NFL team owner (Chicago Cardinals 1933-46), dies of pneumonia at 51
  • Apr 20 Christian X, King of Denmark (1912-47), dies at 76
  • Apr 24 Willa Cather, American writer (My Ántonia), dies at 73
  • Apr 29 Irving Fisher, US economist, dies at 80
  • Apr 30 Almroth Wright, English bacteriologist (developed one of 1st vaccines for typhoid), dies at 85