On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1954

  • Apr 2 Maud Barger-Wallach, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1908), dies at 83
  • Apr 2 Pudge Heffelfinger, American College Football Hall of Fame guard (3 x All American, Yale; first professional player 1892) and coach (Cal, Lehigh, Minnesota), dies at 86
  • Apr 5 Claude Delvincourt, composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 9 Philip Greeley Clapp, American composer and educator (University of Iowa, 1919-54), dies at 65
  • Apr 10 Auguste Lumière, French photograph and movie pioneer, dies at 81
  • Apr 10 Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst), dies at 79
  • Apr 10 Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (5-time World Champion all-round), dies at 65
  • Apr 12 Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/sports-organizer, dies at 89
  • Apr 13 Angus Lewis Macdonald, Canadian politician, dies at 63
  • Apr 14 Lillian "Lil" Green, American blues singer and songwriter ("Romance In The Dark"), dies at 39 (or 57, or 48 - year of birth disputed]
  • Apr 15 Juan Vicente Lecuna, Venezuelan diplomat & composer, dies at 54
  • Apr 17 Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu, Romanian communist activist and sociologist, dies at 53
  • Apr 25 Joseph Hergesheimer, novelist (Java Head), dies
  • Apr 27 Torsten Ralf, Swedish operatic tenor (Daphne - "Apollo"), dies at 53
  • Apr 28 Léon Jouhaux, French socialist & co-founder UN's ILO (Nobel 1951), dies at 74
  • Apr 29 Ernst Heldring, Dutch ship owner and financier, dies at 82