On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1953

  • Apr 2 Jean Epstein, French director (Vive la Vie), dies at 56
  • Apr 4 Carol II, King of Romania (1930-40), dies at 59
  • Apr 4 Rachilde [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author, dies at 93
  • Apr 6 Idris Davies, Welsh poet (b. 1905)
  • Apr 6 Whirlaway, American thoroughbred racehorse (Triple Crown 1941), dies at 15
  • Apr 11 Kid Nichols, American baseball player, dies at 83
  • Apr 12 Lionel Logue, Australian speech therapist who treated King George VI (The Kings Speech), dies at 73
  • Apr 14 Emmanuel de Bom, Flemish writer (Scheldelucht), dies at 84
  • Apr 20 Erich Weinert, German communist writer, dies at 62
  • Apr 22 Top Naeff [Anthonetta van Rhijn-N], Dutch writer, dies at 75
  • Apr 29 Mo├»se Kisling, Polish-French painter (La souris boiteuse), dies at 62