Famous Deaths in April 1976

  • Apr 1 Freddie Lennon, father of John Lennon (Beatles), dies at 63
  • Apr 1 Max Ernst, German-French surrealist painter and sculptor (founded surrealism), dies at 85
  • Apr 1 Miroslav Ponc, composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 1 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal, dies at 75
  • Apr 2 Ray Teal, American actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, Bonanza), dies at 74
  • Apr 3 Maurice Johnstone, composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 4 Harry Nyquist, Swedish contributor to information theory (b. 1889)

Person of interestHoward Hughes

Apr 5 Howard Hughes, American reclusive billionaire, filmmaker and aviator, dies at 72

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes
  • Apr 5 Wilder Penfield, Canadian surgeon (b. 1891)
  • Apr 6 Ruth P Thomson, writer, dies
  • Apr 6 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (b. 1903)
  • Apr 7 Mary Margaret McBride, TV hostess (Mary Margaret McBride), dies at 76
  • Apr 8 Donald Byrne, American chess player, dies at 45
  • Apr 9 Akio Yashiro, composer, dies at 46
  • Apr 9 Phil Ochs, American anti-war folk singer (Draft Dodger Rag), commits suicide at 35
  • Apr 11 Liam Dunn, American actor, dies at 59

  • Apr 12 Paul Ford, American actor (Phil Silvers Show), dies at 74
  • Apr 14 Maude Prickett, actress (Rosie-Hazel), dies at 60
  • Apr 14 José Revueltas, Mexican writer (b. 1914)
  • Apr 15 Gerald Smith, antisemite/catholic (National Christian Crusade), dies at 78
  • Apr 17 Jean-Jacques Gailliard, Belgian painter, dies at 85
  • Apr 17 Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
  • Apr 18 Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization engineer, dies at 65
  • Apr 22 Frutuoso de Lima Viana, Brazilian pianist and composer, dies at 79
  • Apr 23 James Flavin, American actor (King Kong, In Cold Blood, Man With a Camera), dies from a ruptured aorta at 69
  • Apr 23 Ronald Radd, actor (King Lear, Up Jumped a Swagman), dies at 47
  • Apr 23 Shimen Ruskin, Polish actor (Beau Brummel, Having a Wonderful Time), dies at 69
  • Apr 24 Mark Tobey, US abstract painter, (Broadway Norm), dies at 85
  • Apr 25 Carol Reed, English film director (Agony & Ecstasy, Oliver!), dies at 69
  • Apr 25 Margaret Bannerman, actress (Great Defender), dies at 79
  • Apr 26 Allan Jackson, American newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), dies at 60
  • Apr 26 Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45
  • Apr 26 Sid James [Solomon Joel Cohen], South African-born British character and comedy actor (Hancock's Half Hour, Carry On), dies from a heart attack at 62
  • Apr 28 Eugen Roth, German poet, dies at 81
  • Apr 29 Wilhelm Maler, German composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 30 Edvard Fliflet Braein, Norwegian composer (Ut mot havet), dies at 51