On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1979

  • Apr 1 Bruno Coquatrix, French music impresario (b. 1910)
  • Apr 2 Carroll Rosenbloom, American businessman and NFL team owner (Baltimore Colts, LA Rams), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Apr 2 Ivan Barrow, Jamaican cricket wicketkeeper (11 Tests; first West Indian Test century-maker in England), dies at 68
  • Apr 4 Edgar Buchanan, American actor (Petticoat Junction), dies at 76
  • Apr 4 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani president, hanged in Pakistan at 51
  • Apr 5 Eugène Gabritschevsky, Russian biologist and artist (b. 1893)
  • Apr 6 M Marie Wadlow, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), dies at 61
  • Apr 6 Milton Ager, American composer, dies at 85
  • Apr 7 Bruno Apitz, German writer, dies at 78
  • Apr 9 Staats Cotsworth, American actor (Hamlet, Peyton Place), dies at 71
  • Apr 10 Henriette P "Hetty" Beck, Dutch actress (Dodendans), dies at 91
  • Apr 10 Nino Rota [Giovanni Rota Rinaldi], Italian classical and film score composer (Il cappello di paglia di Firenze; The Godfather (I & II; 16 Fellini films), dies from a coronary thrombosis at 67
  • Apr 19 Rogers Morton, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), dies at 64
  • Apr 20 Peter Donald, British-born American actor and radio host dubbed "one of radio's great dialecticians" (Masquerade Party), dies at 60
  • Apr 23 Blair Peach, New Zealand-born anti-fascist (b. 1946)
  • Apr 24 John Carroll [Julian LaFaye], American actor (Flying Tigers, Go West), dies from leukaemia at 72
  • Apr 28 Feliks Roderyk Łabuński, Polish composer, dies at 86
  • Apr 29 Julia Perry, American composer (Soul Symphony), dies at 55
  • Apr 29 Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (Little Toot), dies at 72