Famous Deaths in April 1999

  • Apr 1 Jesse Stone, American record producer (b. 1901)
  • Apr 3 Lionel Bart, English pop music composer and writer, dies of liver cancer at 68
  • Apr 4 Faith Domergue, American actress and early "scream queen" (Vendetta, House of 7 Corpses), dies at 74
  • Apr 4 Early Wynn, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • Apr 5 Paul David, French-Canadian cardiologist (b. 1919)
  • Apr 6 Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist known as "Mr. Swing" (Congo Blues, Knockin' on Wood), dies at 91
  • Apr 9 Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Niger politician and general (b. 1949)
  • Apr 10 Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, German-born biochemist (b. 1910)
  • Apr 10 Jean Vander Pyl, American voice, radio and film actress (The Flintstones, The Jetsons), dies of lung cancer at 79
  • Apr 12 Boxcar Willie [Travis Martin], American soldier (USAF) and singer (King of the Road), dies of leukemia at 67
  • Apr 13 Ortvin Sarapu, New Zealand chess player (b. 1924)
  • Apr 13 Willi Stoph, German politician (b. 1914)
  • Apr 14 Ellen Corby [Hansen], American actress (The Waltons, Vertigo, Caged), dies of natural causes at 87
  • Apr 14 Anthony Newley, English actor and singer-songwriter (Dr Doolitte, Goldfinger theme), dies at 67
  • Apr 15 Harvey Postlethwaite, British engineer and racing car designer (b. 1944)
  • Apr 16 Skip Spence, Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1946)
  • Apr 18 Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born American mathematician and philosopher, dies at 66
  • Apr 19 David Sanes, US Navy employee
  • Apr 19 Hermine Braunsteiner, Nazi war criminal (b. 1919)
  • Apr 20 Victims and shooters of the Columbine High School massacre
  • Apr 20 Rick Rude, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
  • Apr 20 Señor Wences, Spanish ventriloquist (his hand acts as a puppet) and comedian, dies at 103
  • Apr 21 Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American musician actor (An Innocent Affair, Wings), dies at 94
  • Apr 22 Apostolos Nikolaidis, Greek singer (b. 1938)
  • Apr 22 Chan Canasta, magician and mindreader (b. 1920)
  • Apr 25 Lord Killanin, Irish International Olympic Committee president (b. 1914)
  • Apr 26 Adrian Borland, English musician (The Sound) (b. 1957)
  • Apr 26 Jill Dando, British television presenter (b.1961)
  • Apr 27 Al Hirt, American trumpeter (b. 1922)
  • Apr 28 Rory Calhoun [Francis Timothy McCown], American actor (Blue & Gray, How to Marry a Millionaire), dies of emphysema at 76
  • Apr 28 Alf Ramsey, English football manager (b. 1920)

Person of interestArthur Leonard Schawlow

Apr 28 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist who shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, dies of leukemia at 77