On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1964

  • Apr 1 Božidar Kunc, Croatian composer, dies at 60
  • Apr 2 Josef Klaus, Chancellor of Austria (1966-70), dies at 90

Person of interestDouglas MacArthur

Apr 5 Douglas MacArthur, US general (Pacific theater-WW II), dies at 84

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • Apr 14 Herb McGirr, New Zealand cricketer (2 Tests for NZ, 51 runs), dies at 72
  • Apr 14 Earle Hodgins, actor (Guestward Ho!), dies at 64

Person of interestRachel Carson

Apr 14 Rachel Carson, American marine biologist, conservationist and author (Silent Spring), dies at 56

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • Apr 14 Tatyana Afanasyeva, Russian-Dutch mathematician and physicist (fields of statistical mechanics and statistical thermodynamics), dies at 87
  • Apr 18 Albe Vidaković, Croatian composer, dies at 49
  • Apr 18 Ben Hecht, American playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71
  • Apr 19 Cyril Merry, Trinidadian cricketer (WI batsman in 2 Tests 1933), dies at 53
  • Apr 20 Eddie Dyer, American baseball player, dies at 64
  • Apr 24 Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist (Nobel Prize 1939 in Physiology or Medicine - first commercially available antibiotic and marketed under the brand name Prontosil), dies at 68
  • Apr 26 Edwin John Pratt, Canadian poet (Towards the Last Spike), dies at 81
  • Apr 26 Pieter van der Lijn, Dutch geologist (Boulder Book), dies at 93
  • Apr 27 Georg Britting, German poet, dies at 73
  • Apr 28 Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector & museum director, dies at 75
  • Apr 29 Albert Saverys, Flemish painter, dies at 77