On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1960

  • Apr 1 Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch journalist/writer (Ciske), dies at 62
  • Apr 3 Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87
  • Apr 5 Alma Kruger, actor (Made For Each Other), dies at 88
  • Apr 10 Arthur Benjamin, Australian composer (Devil Take Her), dies at 66
  • Apr 14 Archibald McIndoe, plastic surgeon, dies
  • Apr 17 Eddie Cochran, American rock vocalist and guitarist (C'Mon Everybody), dies at 21 in a car crash
  • Apr 18 Emory Johnson, American actor & director (Phantom Express, Shield of Honor), dies at 66
  • Apr 23 Cornelis Jan Bakkerr, Dutch/US nuclear physicist, dies
  • Apr 23 Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese Christian social reformer & writer, dies at 71
  • Apr 24 John P "John" Musch, actor/founder (JM), dies at 84
  • Apr 24 Max von Laue, German physicist who discovered the diffraction of X-rays by crystals, dies at 80
  • Apr 25 Amanullah, emir/king of Afhanistan (1919-28), dies at 67
  • Apr 25 Hope Emerson, actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn), dies at 62
  • Apr 25 Ilmari Krohn, Finnish composer, dies at 92
  • Apr 26 Wander Johannes de Haas, Dutch physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82
  • Apr 28 Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer & philosopher, dies at 87
  • Apr 28 Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, 19th and 25th President of Chile, dies at 82