On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 2006

  • Apr 1 In Tam, Cambodian politician (b. 1916)
  • Apr 2 Nina Schenk von Stauffenberg, German wife of Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg (b. 1913)
  • Apr 3 Marshall Goldberg, American College Football HOF back (Uni of Pittsburgh; All Pro, Pro Bowl 1941; Chicago Cardinals), dies at 88
  • Apr 5 Gene Pitney, American vocalist and songwriter ("Town Without Pity"; "Hello Mary Lou"; "He's A Rebel"), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • Apr 6 Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (b. 1977)
  • Apr 6 Francis L. Kellogg, U.S. diplomat and prominent socialite (b. 1917)
  • Apr 6 Augustyn Bloch, Polish composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 8 Gerard Reve, Dutch writer (Evenings, Dear Guys), dies at 82
  • Apr 8 (Heinz) "Henry" Lewy, German-American sound engineer and record producer (Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Stephen Bishop, Judee Sill, The Monkees), dies at 79
  • Apr 9 Billy Hitchcock, American baseball player, coach, and official (b. 1916)
  • Apr 9 Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish writer and film director (b. 1924)
  • Apr 9 Robin Orr, Scottish composer, dies at 96
  • Apr 11 June Pointer, American pop and R&B singer (Pointer Sisters -"Fire"; "He's So Shy"; "Jump (For My Love)'; "Slow Hand"), dies of cancer at 52
  • Apr 11 Proof [DeShaun Holton], American rapper (D12), shot to death in billiard game dispute at 32
  • Apr 12 Rajkumar [Singanalluru Puttaswamayya Muthuraju], Indian actor and singer in Kannada cinema and cultural icon, dies at 76
  • Apr 12 Puggy Pearson, American poker player (World Series of Poker Main Event 1973; 4 x World Series of Poker bracelets), dies from heart failure at 77
  • Apr 13 Bill Baker, American baseball player, dies at 95

Muriel Spark

Apr 13 Muriel Spark, Scottish author (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), dies at 88

  • Apr 14 Mahmut Bakalli, Kosovo politician (b. 1936)
  • Apr 15 Louise Smith, American auto racer (tied for 2nd woman to race in top level NASCAR), dies of cancer at 89
  • Apr 16 Francisco Adam, Portuguese actor and model (b. 1983)
  • Apr 17 Henderson Forsythe, American actor (As the World Turns, Crisis at Central High), dies at 88
  • Apr 17 Jean Bernard, French physician and haematologist, dies at 98
  • Apr 18 John Lyall, English soccer manager (West Ham United 1974-89; FA Cup 1980), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • Apr 19 Scott Crossfield, American pilot, first man to fly at Mach 2 (b. 1921)
  • Apr 19 Zola Levitt, Messianic Jewish preacher (b. 1938)
  • Apr 19 Ian Morrow, British company director, best known for saving Rolls Royce, dies at 93
  • Apr 19 Ellen Kuzwayo, South African member of parliament (ANC) and noted writer ("Call me Woman"), dies at 91
  • Apr 20 Anna Svidersky (b. 1988)
  • Apr 21 T.K. Ramakrishnan, Indian politician (b. 1922)
  • Apr 21 Telê Santana, Brazilian soccer winger (Fluminense FC 557 games) and manager (Brazil, Flamengo, Fluminense, Palmeiras, São Paulo), dies from an abdominal infection at 74
  • Apr 22 Alida Valli [Baroness Alida von Marckenstein-Frauenberg], Italian actress (The Paradine Case, The Third Man), dies at 84
  • Apr 23 Johnnie Checketts, New Zealand fighter pilot, dies at 94
  • Apr 23 Susan Browning, American actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Pat"), dies at 65
  • Apr 24 Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1927)
  • Apr 24 Moshe Teitelbaum, Hassidic rabbi (b. 1914)
  • Apr 24 Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940)
  • Apr 25 Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian author and urbanologist (The Death and Life of Great American Cities), dies at 89
  • Apr 27 Julia Thorne, American writer & ex-wife of John Kerry, dies at 61
  • Apr 28 Ben-Zion Orgad, Israeli composer, dies at 79

John Kenneth Galbraith

Apr 29 John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian-American economist and writer (Affluent Society - Sidney Hillman Award, 1958), dies of natural causes at 97

  • Apr 30 Lawrence Patrick, Biomechanics Professor, crash test subject
  • Apr 30 Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Javanese author (Anak semua bangsa), dies of complications from diabetes and heart disease at 81