On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1977

  • Apr 3 Jack Ryder, Australian cricket all-rounder (20 Tests, 1,394 runs @ 51.62), dies at 87
  • Apr 4 Jeno Zador, composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 5 John Marriott, dies at 83
  • Apr 7 Siegfried Buback, German FR procureur-genl, murdered attorney-general
  • Apr 7 Jim Thompson, American author (The Killer Inside Me), dies at 70
  • Apr 8 Frank Milan, actor (Witness), dies at 71
  • Apr 11 Jacques Prévert, French poet and screenwriter (b. 1900)
  • Apr 11 Karen Krantzcke, Australian tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1968; Federation Cup 1970), dies of a heart attack whilst jogging at 31
  • Apr 12 Philip K Wrigley, baseball owner (Chicago Cubs), dies at 82
  • Apr 14 Riekus Waskowsky, Dutch poet, dies at 44
  • Apr 17 Marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86
  • Apr 17 William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (b. 1913)
  • Apr 19 Günter Bruno Fuchs, German writer, poet and artist, dies at 48
  • Apr 20 Bryan Foy, director/writer, dies at 80
  • Apr 20 Len Johnson, cricketer (one Test for Australia, 3-66 & 3-8), dies
  • Apr 20 Sepp Herberger, German football coach and manager (West German National Team), dies at 80
  • Apr 20 Wilmer Allison, American tennis player (US Nat C'ship 1935), dies at 72
  • Apr 21 Milton "Gummo" Marx, American comic (Marx Brothers), dies at 84
  • Apr 22 Charles Sanford, American orchestra leader (Your Show of Shows), dies at 71
  • Apr 27 Stanley Adams, American actor (Star Trek, Breakfast at Tiffany's), commits suicide at 61
  • Apr 28 Ricardo Cortez [Jacob Krantz], American actor & director (The Maltese Falcon), dies at 76
  • Apr 30 Clive Martin Douglas, Australian composer, dies at 73