On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 2004

  • Apr 1 Aaron Bank, American OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (b. 1902)
  • Apr 1 Carrie Snodgress, American actress (Diary of Mad Housewife), dies at 58
  • Apr 1 Nilo Soruco, Bolivian singer and songwriter, dies at 76
  • Apr 1 Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek soccer midfielder (46 caps; Olympiacos; Panathinaikos) and manager (Panathinaikos), dies from septicaemia at 51
  • Apr 1 Paul Atkinson, British rock guitarist and record company executive (The Zombies-Never Even Thought), dies of liver and kidney disease at 58
  • Apr 2 John Argyris, Greek aeronautical engineer (b. 1913)
  • Apr 4 Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist, dies at 84
  • Apr 4 Casey Sheehan, American soldier, son of Cindy Sheehan (b. 1979)
  • Apr 5 Heiner Zieschang, German mathematician (b. 1936)
  • Apr 5 Sławomir Rawicz, Polish soldier (b. 1915)
  • Apr 6 Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (b. 1929)
  • Apr 6 Niki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets) (b. 1937)
  • Apr 7 Victor Argo, American actor, dies at 69
  • Apr 8 Enda Colleran, Gaelic footballer (b. 1941)
  • Apr 8 Frank Chamberlain, English cricketer and CEO (Test & County Cricket Board), dies at 78
  • Apr 10 Donna Michele, American actress (Beach Blanket Bingo) and Playboy playmate (Dec, 1963), dies at 58

  • Apr 13 Lou Berberet, American baseball player, dies at 74
  • Apr 13 Caron Keating, British television presenter, dies at 41
  • Apr 14 Micheline Charest, French Canadian television producer (b. 1953)
  • Apr 15 Ray Condo, Canadian musician, dies at 53
  • Apr 17 Edmond Pidoux, Swiss writer (L'histoire de Jonas), dies at 95
  • Apr 17 Soundarya, Indian actress (b. 1971)
  • Apr 17 [Andrew] Bruce Boa, Canadian actor (The Empire Strikes Back), dies of cancer at 73
  • Apr 18 Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, first Prime Minister of Fiji & President of Fiji, dies at 83
  • Apr 18 Frances Rafferty, American WWII pin-up girl, dancer and actress (Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood), dies at 81
  • Apr 19 Norris McWhirter, Scottish co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (b. 1925)
  • Apr 19 John Maynard Smith, English biologist (b. 1920)
  • Apr 21 Mary McGrory, American journalist and columnist, dies at 85
  • Apr 21 Lorraine "Tui" St. George Tucker, American recorder player and composer (Catawba), dies at 79
  • Apr 22 Pat Tillman, American football player & U.S. Army Ranger, killed in action at 27
  • Apr 22 Jason L. Dunham, American Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 22

Person of interestEstée Lauder

Apr 24 Estée Lauder, American entrepreneur (Estée Lauder cosmetics), dies of cardiopulmonary arrest at 97

Cosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder
Cosmetics Company Founder
Estée Lauder
  • Apr 24 Willie Watson, English cricket batsman (23 Tests, 2 x 100s) and soccer midfielder (4 caps; Sunderland), dies at 84
  • Apr 25 Thom Gunn, British poet (The Wound), dies at 74
  • Apr 25 Albert Paulsen, Ecuadorian-American actor (One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Doctors' Hospital), dies at 78
  • Apr 26 Hubert Selby Jr., American author (Last Exit to Brooklyn), dies at 75
  • Apr 26 Claude "Fiddler" Williams, American jazz violinist and guitarist (Twelve Clouds of Joy; Count Basie), dies at 96
  • Apr 29 Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)