On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1990

  • Apr 1 Russell Vis, American Greco-Roman wrestler (Olympic gold freestyle lightweight 1924), dies at 89
  • Apr 2 Aldo Fabrizi, actor (Postman Goes to War, Open City), dies at 85
  • Apr 3 Katharine Balfour, American actress (Love Story), dies of ALS at 69
  • Apr 3 Sarah Vaughan, American jazz singer, dies of lung cancer at 66
  • Apr 5 Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist and poet, dies at 59
  • Apr 6 Nancy Hawkes, (1946 best dressed woman), dies at 73
  • Apr 6 Ronald E Evans, American astronaut (Apollo 17), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • Apr 8 Doreen Sloane, English actress (Coronation Street), dies of cancer at 56
  • Apr 8 Jose De Vega, American actor dies of AIDS at 56
  • Apr 8 Ryan White, American hemophiliac AIDS sufferer, dies at 18
  • Apr 11 Barbara Miller, British stage and screen actress (Blackadder), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • Apr 11 Harold Ballard, Canadian ice hockey club (Toronto Maple Leafs, 1972-90), and football team (Hamilton Tiger Cats, 1978-88) owner, dies at 86
  • Apr 11 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek economist, Prime Minister of Greece, dies at 86
  • Apr 13 Luis Trenker, South Tyrolean film producer, director and actor (Berge in Flammen), dies at 97
  • Apr 13 Ronald Ibbs, Irish actor (No Hiding Place, The Saint), dies at 74
  • Apr 14 Martin Kessel, German writer, dies on 89th birthday
  • Apr 14 Peter Dunn, American actor (Invaders from Mars) dies
  • Apr 14 Thurston Harris, American pop vocalist (The Sharps, Little Bitty Pretty One), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • Apr 15 Henry Kendrick, American actor (Raising Arizona) dies at 56

Greta Garbo

Apr 15 Greta Garbo, Swedish actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84

  • Apr 15 Ulrich Becher, German writer & playwright, dies at 80
  • Apr 17 Ralph David Abernathy, US civil rights leader, dies
  • Apr 18 Robert D Webb, American director & actor (Love Me Tender, Jackals), dies at 87
  • Apr 18 Gory Guerrero, Mexican-American professional wrestler, dies at 69
  • Apr 19 Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 52
  • Apr 20 Horst Sinderman, RDA 1st minister (1973-76), dies
  • Apr 20 Alex McCrindle, Scottish actor (Star Wars, Eye of the Needle), dies at 78
  • Apr 21 Johnny Beagley, winner of two 1942 World Series games, dies
  • Apr 21 Erté, French artist
  • Apr 22 Bertil Unger, Swedish actor (Devil & Max Devlin), dies at 69
  • Apr 22 Albert Salmi, American stage and screen character actor (Caddyshack; The Brothers Karamazov; Bus Stop), kills terminally ill wife & self at 62
  • Apr 23 Palmer Deane, actor (Still of the Night), dies
  • Apr 23 Paulette Goddard, American actress (Modern Times, The Great Dictator, Hazard), dies at 79
  • Apr 24 Joseph Leberman, entertainer, dies
  • Apr 24 Tom Rolfing, actor (He Knows You're Alone, Cliff-Another World), dies
  • Apr 25 Dexter Gordon, American jazz tenor saxophonist Go!; The Other Side of 'Round Midnight), and actor ('Round Midnight), dies of kidney failure at 67
  • Apr 26 Carlos Pizarro Leongomez, Colombian presidential candidate, assassinated at 38
  • Apr 29 Floyd Butler, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction - "Grazin' in the Grass"), dies of a heart attack at 52