On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1973

  • Apr 1 Arthur Wood, English cricket wicketkeeper (4 Tests, 11 dismissals), dies at 74
  • Apr 2 Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor, dies at 74
  • Apr 5 John Coleman, Australian rules footballer (b. 1928)
  • Apr 7 Nick Stuart, Romanian-born American bandleader and actor (Secrets of Chinatown), dies of cancer at 69

Person of interestPablo Picasso

Apr 8 Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter (The Young Ladies of Avignon, Guernica), dies at 91

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • Apr 11 Ted Decorsia, American actor (The Killing, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea), dies at 67
  • Apr 13 A. A. M. Stols, Dutch publisher (Schoone Book), dies at 73
  • Apr 13 Balraj Sahni [Yudhishthir], Indian Bollywood actor (Dharti Ke Lal), dies of cardiac arrest at 59
  • Apr 14 Magda Janssens, Flemish actress (Nederlands in 7 Lessons), dies at 88
  • Apr 14 Minna Gombell, dies in Santa Monica CA
  • Apr 16 István Kertész, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor, dies at 43
  • Apr 20 Robert Armstrong, actor (Fall Guy, Exposed), dies at 82
  • Apr 20 Hans Kelsen, Austrian legal philosopher and political philosopher, dies at 91
  • Apr 20 Elisabeth Hauptmann, German writer (co-author of The Threepenny Opera), dies at 75
  • Apr 21 Ursula Jeans, British actress (Cavalcade, Over the Moon, I Lived With You), dies of cancer at 66
  • Apr 21 Arthur Fadden, 13th Prime Minister of Australia, dies at 79

Person of interestMerian C. Cooper

Apr 21 Merian C. Cooper, American film director and producer (King Kong) and aviator (Kościuszko Squadron, Director-Pan American Airways), dies of cancer at 79

Film Director and Producer Merian C. Cooper
Film Director and Producer
Merian C. Cooper
  • Apr 23 Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar, dies at 85
  • Apr 26 Irene Ryan, American actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69
  • Apr 27 Jim Sims, English cricket spin bowler (4 Tests, 11 wickets; Middlesex), dies at 69
  • Apr 27 Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver, dies at 57
  • Apr 28 Pat Henning, American actor (Goodyear TV Playhouse), dies at 64
  • Apr 28 Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (Olympic gold 1924, 28), dies at 80
  • Apr 28 Jacques Maritain, French Catholic philosopher (exponent of St Thomas), dies at 90
  • Apr 29 Manfred Gurlitt, German composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 30 Josie Sedgwick, American actress (The Best Man, Queen of the Round-Up), dies of stroke at 75
  • Apr 30 Václav Renč, Czech poet, dramatist and translator, dies at 61