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

Archibald McIndoe

Apr 12 Archibald McIndoe, New Zealand plastic surgeon pioneer who rehabilitated badly burned Royal Air Force crew during WWII, dies in his sleep of a heart attack at 59 [or 11 April] [1]

  • Apr 17 Eddie Cochran, American rock vocalist and guitarist ("Summertime Blues"; "C'Mon Everybody"), dies in a English taxi-car crash at 21
  • 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 Johannes "Jan" Musch, Dutch actor (Dead Water), 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