On This Day

Famous Deaths in April 1959

  • Apr 2 Benjamin Christensen, Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery) and film director (Häxan), dies at 79
  • Apr 4 Stanley Snooke, cricketer (bro of S J, duck in South African Test), dies
  • Apr 8 Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies

Person of interestFrank Lloyd Wright

Apr 9 Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (Guggenheim) recognized as "the greatest American architect of all time", dies at 89

  • Apr 12 Ernest Willem Mulder, composer, dies at 60
  • Apr 12 James Gleason, American writer and actor (Bishop's Wife, Flying Fool), dies at 76
  • Apr 13 Eduard van Beinum, Dutch musician and conductor, dies at 57
  • Apr 13 Rigardus "Rijn" Rijnhout, Giant of Rotterdam (2.375m), dies at 38
  • Apr 16 Charles Halton, British stage actor (Dr Cyclops, Tugboat Annie Sails Again), dies at 83
  • Apr 18 Irving Cummings Sr, American silent screen actor and director (In Old Ariz), dies at 70
  • Apr 24 Jef van Hoof, Flemish composer, dies at 72
  • Apr 27 Gordon Armstrong, American inventor of the baby incubator, dies at 69
  • Apr 30 Armand Marsick, Belgian composer, dies at 81