Famous Deaths in April 1984

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Apr 1 Marvin Gaye, singer (Sexual Healing), shot to death by his father Marvin Gaye Sr in LA at 44

Singer Marvin Gaye
Singer
Marvin Gaye
  • Apr 4 John Arnold, cricketer (Eng bat v NZ 1931, scored 34 only Test), dies
  • Apr 4 Oleg Antonov, Soviet airplane engineer (b. 1906)
  • Apr 5 Arthur Travors Harris, marshal of British RAF, dies
  • Apr 5 Theo Koomen, Dutch sportscaster, dies in auto-accident at 54
  • Apr 6 Jimmy Kenndy, British songwriter (South of the Border), dies
  • Apr 6 Ral Donner, singer/narrator, dies at 41
  • Apr 7 Frank Church, (Sen-D-Ohio, 1957-81), dies at 59
  • Apr 7 Samuel C Engel, poet, dies of heart failure at 79
  • Apr 8 Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1894)
  • Apr 9 Basil Henry Blackwell, British publisher, dies
  • Apr 10 Ray Middleton, American actor, dies at 75
  • Apr 12 Ruth Taylor, actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies at 76
  • Apr 13 Christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self
  • Apr 13 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), dies at 72
  • Apr 13 Dionyssis Papayannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1912)
  • Apr 14 Dionisis Papagiannopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1912)
  • Apr 15 Tommy Cooper, British comedian and magician, collapses and dies on stage at 61
  • Apr 15 Alexander Trocchi, Scottish writer (b. 1925)
  • Apr 17 Claude Provost, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1933)
  • Apr 18 John Lee Mahin, screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81
  • Apr 20 Mabel Mercer, English/US singer (Fly me to the moon), dies at 84
  • Apr 20 Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer (b. 1943)

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Apr 22 Ansel Adams, US photographer, dies at 82

Photographer Ansel Adams
Photographer
Ansel Adams
  • Apr 23 August "Guus" Oster, actor and director (Carrie), dies at 68
  • Apr 23 Red [William] Garland, American jazz pianist (Miles Davis Quintet), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • Apr 25 Richard Benedict, actor (Okinawa), dies at 64 of a heart attack
  • Apr 26 Henry Rowland, actor (Rogue's Regiment), dies at 70
  • Apr 26 May McAvoy, actress (Ben Hur), dies at 82 after a heart attack
  • Apr 26 William "Count" Basie, American jazz musician and bandleader, dies at 79
  • Apr 27 Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player, dies at 63
  • Apr 28 Glen H Taylor, US senator/VP candidate (1948), dies at 80
  • Apr 28 Silvia A Warner, writer, dies
  • Apr 30 Arthur T "Bomber" Harris, bombed nazi-Germany, dies