Famous Deaths in April 1974

  • Apr 1 Alfred Ernest Whitehead, English-Canadian composer, dies at 86
  • Apr 2 Douglass Dumbrille, Canadian actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), dies at 84

Person of interestGeorges Pompidou

Apr 2 Georges Pompidou, French President (1969-1974) and Prime Minister (1962-1968), dies in Paris at 62

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Apr 5 William Hudson, actor (I Led 3 Lives), dies at 49
  • Apr 5 A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (Group of Seven), dies at 91
  • Apr 6 Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (Hilversum Town Hall), dies at 89
  • Apr 6 Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman (b.1895)
  • Apr 8 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic archbishop of Toronto (b. 1894)
  • Apr 10 Patricia Collinge, dies at 81
  • Apr 10 Roger Bastide, French sociologist, dies at 76
  • Apr 11 Charles Curtis "Curt" Conway, American actor (Raw Deal, The Twilight Zone), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Apr 12 Carl Jaffe, German actor (1st Man in Space, Escapement), dies at 72
  • Apr 13 Stanley Smith, American actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71
  • Apr 15 Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (b. 1906)
  • Apr 17 Frank McGee, American news anchor (NBC Evening News), dies of cancer at 52
  • Apr 17 Herbert Elwell, US composer (Happy Hypocrite), dies at 75
  • Apr 17 Vinnie Taylor, rocker (Canned Heat), dies of a drug overdose
  • Apr 18 Betty Compson, actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77
  • Apr 18 Marcel Pagnol, French writer/movie (Topaz), dies at 79
  • Apr 18 John Henry Lewis, American boxer (World Light-Heavyweight champion 1935-38), dies of emphysema and Parkinson's at 59
  • Apr 20 Mohammed Ayub Khan, premier/president (Pakistan), dies
  • Apr 20 Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, dies at 81
  • Apr 21 Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (b. 1895)
  • Apr 22 Tjalie Robinson [Jan Boon], Dutch East Indies writer and journalist (Tong Tong), dies at 63
  • Apr 23 Cy Williams, American MLB outfielder (4-time NL HR leader), dies at 86
  • Apr 24 Bud Abbott, American comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 78
  • Apr 25 Pamela Courson, American woman and long-term companion of Jim Morrison, dies of a heroin overdose at 27
  • Apr 28 Paul Page, American actor (Girl From Havana, Moth), dies at 70

Person of interestAgnes Moorehead

Apr 30 Agnes Moorehead, American actress (Endora in Bewitched), dies of uterine cancer at 73