On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1962

  • Apr 3 Benny "Kid" Paret, American welterweight boxer, dies after a fight at 24
  • Apr 3 Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer, dies at 78
  • Apr 4 James Hanratty, executed at Bedford Prison, England, for the murder of Michael Gregsten (b. 1936)
  • Apr 6 J C Heldring, Dutch businessman, dies at 74
  • Apr 9 Juan Belmonte, famed bullfighter, dies at 70
  • Apr 10 Stuart Sutcliffe, Scottish rocker who was the original bassist for the Beatles, dies of a brain hemorrhage at 21
  • Apr 10 Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (b. 1886)
  • Apr 12 M. Visvesvaraya, Indian civil engineer and statesman (19th Diwan of the Mysore Kingdom), dies at 100
  • Apr 12 Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (b. 1923)
  • Apr 13 Culbert Olson, American lawyer & politician (Gov-D-Cal), dies at 85
  • Apr 15 Clara Blandick, American actress, commits suicide at 80
  • Apr 15 Esther Minciotti, Italian actress, dies at 73
  • Apr 15 Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician & sportswriter, dies at 49
  • Apr 17 Louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66
  • Apr 20 Artúr Harmat, Hungarian composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 20 Jesse G Vincent, engineer designed 1st V-12 engine, dies at 82
  • Apr 21 Frederick Handley Page, designer of 1st big airplane (40 seats), dies
  • Apr 22 Solomon Pimsleur, French composer, dies at 61
  • Apr 22 Vera Reynolds, American actress (Dragnet Patrol, Lawless Woman), dies at 62
  • Apr 27 A. K. Fazlul Huq, Bengali statesman, dies at 88