On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1964

  • Apr 1 Božidar Kunc, Croatian composer, dies at 60
  • Apr 14 Herb McGirr, New Zealand cricket all-rounder (played in NZ's 1st Test series; 2 Tests, 1 x 50; Wellington), dies at 72
  • Apr 14 Earle Hodgins, American fast-talking film and television character actor (Guestward Ho!), dies at 70

Rachel Carson

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

  • 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