On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1982

  • Apr 3 Herman W Filarski, Dutch bridge journalist, dies at 69
  • Apr 3 Warren Oates, American actor (Dillinger, East of Eden, Stoney Burke), dies of a heart attack at 53
  • Apr 4 Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 50
  • Apr 5 Abe Fortas, Supreme court justice, dies at 71
  • Apr 6 Paul Wiens, German writer and Stasi informant, dies at 59
  • Apr 7 Brenda Benet, actress (Track of Thunder), commits suicide by gun at 36
  • Apr 7 Harald Ertl, Austrian racing driver (b. 1948)
  • Apr 8 Katherine Rawls, American swimming and diving champion, dies at 64
  • Apr 9 Robert H G Havemann, German chemist/dissident, dies
  • Apr 9 Wilfred Pelletier, Canadian conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 85
  • Apr 15 Arthur Lowe, British actor (Dad's Army, Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Ruling Class), dies following a stroke at 66
  • Apr 15 Louis de Guiringaud, French foreign minister (1976-78), commits suicide at 70
  • Apr 20 Andy Sandham, English cricket batsman (14 Tests; 1st triple centurion 325 v WI 1930), dies at 91
  • Apr 20 Archibald MacLeish, American lawyer and writer (Conquistador), dies at 89
  • Apr 20 Mimi Boesnach, actress (Wedding of Kloris & Roses), dies at 82
  • Apr 21 Joe Sawyer, actor (Biff O'Hara-Adventures of Rin Tin Tin), dies at 80

  • Apr 22 Melville Bell Grosvenor, American photographer & president of National Geographic Society, dies at 80
  • Apr 25 Celia Johnson, English actress (Brief Encounter, Happy Breed), dies at 73
  • Apr 25 Don Wilson, TV announcer (Jack Benny Show), dies at 81
  • Apr 25 John Cody, US cardinal/archbishop of Chicago (1965-82), dies at 74
  • Apr 25 Paul de Vree, Flemish author (Round Table), dies at 72
  • Apr 25 W. R. Burnett, American writer (Asphalt Jungle), dies at 82
  • Apr 26 Celia Johnson, British actress (Jean Brodie), dies of stroke at 73
  • Apr 26 Ville Ritola, Finnish 5/10km runner (Olympic gold 1924, 28), dies at 86
  • Apr 27 Tom Tully, American actor (Line-up, Shane), dies at 85
  • Apr 28 Bert van Dongen [Albert Cohen], Dutch singer, impressionist and actor (Het meisje met den blauwen hoed), dies at 66
  • Apr 28 Nobby Clark, English cricketer (32 wickets in 8 Tests 1929-34), dies at 81
  • Apr 29 Herbert Collum, German composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 30 Albert TLCA Bird, lecture artist, dies
  • Apr 30 Herman Tholen, Dutch cabaret performer (Juveniles), dies
  • Apr 30 Taisen Deshimaru, founder of several Zen centers in France, dies at 67
  • Apr 30 Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician (b. 1949)