Famous Deaths in April 1949

  • Apr 3 Basil Harwood, composer, dies at 89
  • Apr 6 Stanley Christopherson, cricketer (1884, MCC President during WWII), dies
  • Apr 6 Seymour Hicks, British actor and theatrical impresario (Scrooge), dies at 78
  • Apr 13 C V France, British actor (The Skin Game, Adventure in Blackmail), dies at 80
  • Apr 14 Joseph A Cushman, US paleontologist, dies at 68

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Apr 15 Wallace Beery, American circus performer (Ringling Brothers Circus) and actor (Alias a Gentleman, Dinner at 8), dies from a heart attack at 64

  • Apr 16 Sutan Ibrahim gelor Datuk Tan Malaka, Indon communist, executed at 54
  • Apr 18 Leonard Bloomfield, linguist/philosopher, dies
  • Apr 18 Will Hay [William Thomson Hay], British comedian, actor and amateur astronomer, dies from a stroke at 60
  • Apr 19 Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (b. 1877)
  • Apr 19 Stephen Samuel Wise, American Rabbi and President of Zionist Org of America, dies at 75
  • Apr 28 Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (shot) (b. 1888)