Famous Deaths in April 1966

  • Apr 1 Karl B Adam, German theologist (Jesus Christ), dies at 89
  • Apr 1 Brian O'Brien, Irish novelist (At Swim-Two-Birds), dies at 54
  • Apr 2 C. S. Forester, English historical novelist (Horatio Hornblower), dies at 66
  • Apr 3 Russel Crouse, US stagewriter (Life with Father), dies at 73
  • Apr 3 Battista Farina, Italian automobile designer and founder of Pininfarina company, dies at 72
  • Apr 5 Svend Fleuron, Danish writer, dies at 91
  • Apr 5 Slats Gill, Basketball Hall of Fame coach (36 seasons Oregon State), dies of stroke at 64
  • Apr 6 Julia Faye, actress (10 Commandments. Samson & Delilah), dies at 73
  • Apr 8 George Creten, Belgian sculptor and painter, dies at 79
  • Apr 9 Sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47), dies at 57
  • Apr 10 Christian J Modeste, Dutch king of gypsies, dies at 71
  • Apr 10 Evelyn Waugh, British writer (Black Mischief), dies at 62
  • Apr 12 Sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed
  • Apr 13 Abdul Salam Arif, Iraqi politician and President of Iraq (1963-66), killed in a plane crash at 45
  • Apr 13 Georges Duhamel, French writer (b. 1884)
  • Apr 15 Joseph Crehan, American actor (The Roaring Twenties, Meeting at Midnight), dies of stroke at 82
  • Apr 25 Maurice Roelants, Flemish novelist and poet (Komen en gaan, Prayer for a Good End), dies at 70
  • Apr 28 Ralph Bunker, actor (Ghost Goes West), dies of a stroke at 77
  • Apr 29 Eugene O'Brien, American actor (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85
  • Apr 30 Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker, dies on his birthday in a motorcycle accident