On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1957

  • Apr 1 Gheorge Tatarescu, premier Romania (1933-37, 39-40), dies
  • Apr 3 Edward "Ned" Sparks, Canadian actor (42nd Street, Imitation of Life), dies from intestinal obstruction at 73
  • Apr 4 E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (b. 1909)
  • Apr 8 Frank Chester, cricketer (distinguished 1-armed Engl Test ump), dies
  • Apr 15 Pedro Infante, Mexican actor & singer, dies at 39
  • Apr 19 Charles Earle Funk, American lexicographer (Funk & Wagnalls), dies at 76
  • Apr 19 Johan W Albarda, 1st Dutch SDAP minister (1939-45), dies at 79
  • Apr 22 Roy Campbell, South African poet (Garcia Lorca), dies at 54
  • Apr 23 William Orlamond, Danish actor (Flesh and the Devil, The Wind), dies at 89
  • Apr 24 Andries CD de Graeff, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1926-31), dies at 84
  • Apr 26 Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist, Father of Japanese Shotokan Karatedo, dies at 88
  • Apr 28 Heinz Bär, German fighter pilot, dies at 43
  • Apr 29 Otallo Morales, Spanish composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 30 Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist (Beethoven), dies at 80