Famous People Who Died in April 1991

  • Apr 1 Frankie Gustine, American Major baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1946, 47, 48; Pittsburgh Pirates), dies at 71
  • Apr 1 Jaime Guzmán, Chilean politician (President of the Independent Democratic Union), dies at 44
  • Apr 1 Martha Graham, American choreographer (Appalachian Spring), dies at 96
  • Apr 1 Paulo Muwanga, chief of Uganda (1980), dies

Graham Greene

Apr 3 Graham Greene, British writer (3rd Man, Our man in Havana), dies at 86

  • Apr 4 Edmund Adamkiewicz, German soccer forward (2 caps; Hamburger SV, Eintracht Frankfurt), dies at 70
  • Apr 4 John Heinz, American businessman and Republican politician (Senator from Pennsylvania, 1977-1991), dies in a plane crash at 52
  • Apr 4 Luc de Rijck, Belgian soccer player (Turnhout), dies
  • Apr 4 Max Frisch, Swiss architect/writer (Stiller, Biedermann), dies at 79
  • Apr 5 John Tower, American politician (US Senator (R)-Texas), dies in a plane crash at 65
  • Apr 5 Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr, American chemist and NASA astronaut (STS 33), dies at 43
  • Apr 6 Bill Ponsford, Australian cricket batsman (29 Tests @ 48 22, 7 x 100s; 1st-class 13,819 runs @ 65.18; Victoria), dies at 90
  • Apr 7 Ruth Page, American ballet dancer and choreographer (Diaghilev, Pygmalion), dies at 92
  • Apr 8 Dead [Pelle Ohlin], Swedish heavy metal singer (Mayhem), commits suicide at 22
  • Apr 9 Forrest Towns, American athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 1936), dies at 77
  • Apr 9 Martin Hannett, record producer (b. 1948)
  • Apr 9 Maurice Binder, American photographer and film title designer (James Bond Movies), dies at 73
  • Apr 10 Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Harry & Hendersons), dies of AIDS at 35
  • Apr 10 Natalie Schafer, American actress (Gilligan's Island, Anastasia), dies from cancer at 90
  • Apr 11 Tom Rosqui, American stage and screen character actor (The Godfather - "Rocco Lampone"), dies of cancer at 62
  • Apr 11 Walker Cooper, American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1942–44, 46–50; World Series 1942, 44; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 76
  • Apr 12 James Schuyler, American poet (Pulitzer 1980), dies
  • Apr 15 Marjorie Warfield, American stage, radio, and silent film actress, dies of pneumonia at 88
  • Apr 15 Martin Ashe, American actor, dies at 81

David Lean

Apr 16 David Lean, film director (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia), dies of pneumonia at 83

  • Apr 17 Jack Yellen, American poet (Sons o' Fun), dies at 97
  • Apr 18 Barry Rogers, American jazz, salsa, and session trombonist (Eddie Palmiere; Fania All-Stars; Chaka Khan; Todd Rundgren), dies at 55
  • Apr 18 Heino Jurisalu, Estonian composer (Kvintett puhkpillidele), dies at 60
  • Apr 19 Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (b. 1905)
  • Apr 20 Don Siegel, American film director (Coogan's Bluff, Dirty Harry), dies at 78
  • Apr 20 Sean O'Faolain [J Whelan], Irish writer (Nest of Simple), dies at 91
  • Apr 20 Steve Marriott, British rock guitarist, singer & songwriter (Small Faces, 1965-68, 75-78); Humble Pie, 1969-75, 79-83 - Eat It), dies in a house fire at 44
  • Apr 20 Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal, Mongolian politician (Chairman of the Presidium of the People's Great Khural (President), 1974-84; Prime Minister, 1952-74; General Secretary of the Mongolian People's Party, 1940-54), dies at 74
  • Apr 21 Richard Bolling, American politician (Rep-D-Missouri 1949-83), dies at 74
  • Apr 21 Willi Boskovsky, Austrian violinist and conductor (Vienna New Year's Concert, 1955-79), dies at 81
  • Apr 23 Johnny Thunders [Genzale], American punk rock guitarist (New York Dolls), dies from a combination of leukemia and drug abuse at 38
  • Apr 23 Peter Bailey, Graphic designer/calligrapher, dies
  • Apr 24 J. de Graaf, Dutch ethicist, president church & peace, dies at 79
  • Apr 25 Frank Hamilton, actor (Subterraneans), dies at 66
  • Apr 25 Theo Laseroms [Tank], Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord), dies
  • Apr 26 Carmine Coppola, American composer and conductor (The Godfather Part II), and father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies at 80
  • Apr 26 Emily McLaughlin, American actress (Jessie Brewer- General Hospital), dies at 61
  • Apr 26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, dies at 85
  • Apr 26 Lars Hall, Swedish pentathlete (Olympic gold 1952), dies at 63
  • Apr 26 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (Bugler's Dream), dies at 86
  • Apr 26 Richard Hatfield, Canadian politician (26th Premier of New Brunswick), dies at 60
  • Apr 27 Marcus Heeresma, Dutch author (Anna, Son of a Whore), dies at 55
  • Apr 28 Floyd McKissick, American lawyer & civil rights activist, dies at 69
  • Apr 28 Ken Curtis, American actor (Festus - Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • Apr 28 Steve Broidy, American motion picture executive, dies at 85
  • Apr 29 Claude Gallimard, French publisher, dies
  • Apr 30 George Sperti, American inventor (Preparation H), dies at 91