On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1950

Person of interestCharles R. Drew

Apr 1 Charles R. Drew, American physician and surgeon who pioneered blood plasma research and developed the blood bank concept, dies in a car crash at 45

Surgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. Drew
Surgeon and Medical Researcher
Charles R. Drew
  • Apr 3 Adolf Wiklund, Swedish composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 3 Carter G. Woodson, American historian (African American studies), dies at 74
  • Apr 3 Kurt Weill, German composer (Die Dreigroschenoper - The Threepenny Opera), dies at 50
  • Apr 7 Walter Huston, Canadian actor (Maltese Falcon, Treasure of Sierra Madre), dies from an aneurysm at 67
  • Apr 8 Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63
  • Apr 8 Vaslav Fromich Nijinsky, Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies in London
  • Apr 14 Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian philosopher (b. 1879)
  • Apr 19 Lord Berners [Gerald Tyrwhitt], English composer (1st Childhood), dies at 66
  • Apr 22 Charles Hamilton Houston, American lawyer & architect of NAACP legal campaign, dies at 54
  • Apr 26 G. Murray Hulbert, American politician, dies at 68
  • Apr 27 Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski, Polish composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 27 Karl Straube, German organist & conductor, dies at 77
  • Apr 27 Hobart Cavanaugh, American actor (Border Town, Black Angel), dies at 63