On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1995

  • Apr 1 Cheryl Waltz, author/film producer, dies at 50
  • Apr 1 Francisco Moncion, American dancer, dies at 73
  • Apr 1 Lucie Rie, Austrian-born British potter, dies at 93
  • Apr 1 Sampson DeBrier, actor (Inauguration of Pleasure Dome), dies at 86
  • Apr 1 H. Adams Carter, American mountaineer (Alpine Club President 1954-58; editor American Alpine Journal 1960-95), dies at 80
  • Apr 2 Hannes Alfven, physicist (Nobel prize), dies at 86
  • Apr 2 Harvey Penick, American golfer, coach, author (World Golf Hall of Fame), dies of degenerative arthritis at 90
  • Apr 2 Julius Arthur Hemphill, saxophonist, dies at 57
  • Apr 2 Leo LeBlanc, American country musician and pianist who was legally blind, dies of cancer at 55
  • Apr 3 David Herbert, British writer and raconteur, dies at 86
  • Apr 3 Gracita Morales, Spanish actress (Operation Mata Hari), dies at 66
  • Apr 4 Kenny Everett [Maurice James Christopher Cole], British TV personality and disc Jockey, dies at 50 of an AIDS related illness
  • Apr 4 Priscilla Lane [Mullican], American actress (Saboteur; Arsenic and Old Lace:, Bodyguard), dies of lung cancer at 77
  • Apr 4 Jo Sinclair [Ruth Seid], American writer (Wasteland), dies at 81
  • Apr 5 Christian Pineau, French politician, dies
  • Apr 6 Vieno J Sukselainen, Prime Minister of Finland (1959-61), dies
  • Apr 7 Peter Brinson, British ballet and dance writer, lecturer, and promoter (Ballet For All), dies at 75
  • Apr 7 Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb, architect, dies at 68
  • Apr 8 Maurice Allom, English cricketer (14 Test wickets-NZ debut hat-trick), dies at 89
  • Apr 9 Jim Bullock, English colliery manager, unionist and reformist, dies at 92
  • Apr 10 Chen Yun, Chinese political leader during and after the Chinese Civil War, considered one of the Eight Elders of the Communist Party of China, dies at 89
  • Apr 10 Glyn Jones, Welsh writer, dies at 90
  • Apr 10 Gunter Guillaume, German politician, dies
  • Apr 10 Morarji Desai, Indian politician and activist, 4th Prime Minister of India (1977-79), dies at 99
  • Apr 10 Betty Askwith, British writer and biographer, dies at 85
  • Apr 12 Chris Pyne, British jazz, touring, and session trombonist (Mike Gibbs; Ronnnie Scott; Humphrey Lyttelton), dies at 56
  • Apr 13 Edward Henderson, British diplomat, dies at 77
  • Apr 14 Brian Coffey, Irish poet (Advent), dies at 89
  • Apr 14 Burl Ives, American folk singer (A Holly Jolly Christmas), and actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), dies from complications of mouth cancer at 85
  • Apr 14 James Daniel "Danny" Turner, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 75
  • Apr 14 Michael Scott Montague Fordham, English child psychiatrist and Jungian analyst, dies at 89
  • Apr 15 Cleo Brown, American jazz pianist, dies at 85
  • Apr 15 Harry Shoulberg, American expressionist painter, dies at 91
  • Apr 16 Arthur English, British comedian and actor (Malachi's Cove, Are You Being Served?), dies of complications from emphysema at 75
  • Apr 16 Cheyenne Brando, daughter of Marlon, commits suicide
  • Apr 16 Cyril Enfield, film Director, dies at 80
  • Apr 16 Stewart Myles MacPherson, Canadian-born British broadcaster, dies at 86
  • Apr 16 Iqbal Masih, Pakistani child slave labourer, activist (b. 1982)
  • Apr 17 Anton Murray, South African cricket all-rounder (10 Tests; 1 x 100; 18 wickets), dies at 72
  • Apr 17 Nancy Mayhew Youngman, English painter and educationalist, dies at 88
  • Apr 17 Frank E. Resnik, American business executive (Philip Morris USA), dies at 66
  • Apr 18 Arturo Frondizi, 35th President of Argentina (1958-62), dies at 86
  • Apr 19 "King" Herbert Whitaker, American R&B tenor saxophonist, dies at 66
  • Apr 19 Igor Hajek, Czech translator and writer, dies at 64
  • Apr 19 J. Peter Grace, American businessman and industrialist,, dies from cancer at 81
  • Apr 19 Kenneth Burslam Gardner, librarian/Orientalist, dies at 70

Milovan Djilas

Apr 20 Milovan Djilas, Yugoslavian politician and writer (The New Class), dies at 83

  • Apr 20 R E S Wyatt, cricketer (England capt 16 times), dies
  • Apr 20 Sunil Jayasinghe, Sri Lankan wicketkeeper (1979 World Cup), suicide
  • Apr 20 Tessie O'Shea, Welsh stage and screen entertainer, dies at 81
  • Apr 21 Bob Wyatt, English cricketer (1927-37), dies at 93
  • Apr 21 Stafford Heginbotham, British toymaker (Tebro Toys) and Football Club Chairman, dies at 61
  • Apr 22 Don Pullen, American pianist & composer, dies at 53
  • Apr 22 Maggie Kuhn, American activist & co-founder (Gray Panthers), dies at 89
  • Apr 23 Howard Cosell, American sports journalist (Monday Night Football), dies at 77
  • Apr 23 John Stennis, American politician (Sen-D-MS), dies at 93
  • Apr 23 Lonesome Sundown [Cornelius Green III], American blues singer & guitarist, dies at 66
  • Apr 23 Robert Selby Taylor, Anglican bishop, dies at 86
  • Apr 24 Douglas Gunsekera, banker, dies at 77
  • Apr 25 Art Fleming [Fazzin], American actor, and TV game show host (Jeopardy, 1964-75, 1978-79), dies of pancreatic cancer at 70

Ginger Rogers

Apr 25 Ginger Rogers [Virginia McMath], American vaudeville, stage and screen dancer, singer (Top Hat), and Academy Award-winning actress (Kitty Foyle; Stage Door), dies at 83

  • Apr 25 Joseph Heifitz [Iosif Kheifits], Belarusian-Soviet film director, dies at 89
  • Apr 26 Alexander Knox, Canadian actor & author (Gorky Park, 2 of a Kind), dies of bone cancer at 88
  • Apr 26 Hugh Morton, Baron Morton of Shuna, Scottish lawyer & judge, dies at 65
  • Apr 27 Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer, dies at 73
  • Apr 28 Andrew Salkey, Panamanian-born novelist, dies at 67
  • Apr 28 Henry C. Rogers, American publicist, dies at 81
  • Apr 28 Peaches Davis, American baseball pitcher, dies at 89
  • Apr 29 Robert Gibb, British zoo and theme park creator (Flamingo Land; Pleasure Island), dies in a car accident at 57
  • Apr 29 Angier Biddle Duke, American diplomat and the youngest American ambassador in history, dies at 79
  • Apr 30 Reinaldo de Carvalho, carnival king, dies at 34