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 Richard Pool, naval Officer, dies at 75
  • Apr 1 Sampson DeBrier, actor (Inauguration of Pleasure Dome), dies at 86
  • Apr 1 Lucy Rie, American potter (b. 1902)
  • 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, American actress (Saboteur, Bodyguard), dies 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, cricketer (14 Test wickets-NZ debut hat-trick), dies
  • 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, trombonist, 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 and actor (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), dies from complications of mouth cancer at 85
  • Apr 14 Donald Keech, entrepreneur, dies at 74
  • Apr 14 James Daniel "Danny" Turner, 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, tenor sax, dies at 66
  • Apr 19 Igor Hajek, translator/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

Person of interestMilovan Djilas

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

Politician and Writer Milovan Djilas
Politician and Writer
Milovan Djilas
  • 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, game show host (Jeopardy), dies at 74

Person of interestGinger Rogers

Apr 25 Ginger Rogers, American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Stage Door), dies at 83

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • Apr 25 Joseph Heifitz, 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, zoo/theme park creator, dies 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