On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 2010

  • Apr 1 John Forsythe, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 92
  • Apr 2 Mike Cuellar, Cuban baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1967, 70, 71, 74); World Series 1964, 70; AL Cy Young Award 1969; Baltimore Orioles), dies from stomach cancer at 72
  • Apr 2 Chris Kanyon, American pro wrestler (WCW/WWF World Tag Team C'ship), dies from suicide at 40
  • Apr 2 Thomas J. Moyer, American judge and Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (1987-2010), dies at 70
  • Apr 3 Dusan Radic, Serbian composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 3 Eugène Terre'Blanche, South African white supremacist and leader of the far-right Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging, beaten to death over alleged political and racist motivations at 69
  • Apr 4 Alec Bedser, English cricketer (mighty post-war England medium-pacer), dies at 91
  • Apr 4 Clifford M. Hardin, American politician (17th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture), dies at 94
  • Apr 4 Rudy Kousbroek, Dutch writer and literary (Leopold the Buch), dies at 81
  • Apr 6 Wilma Mankiller, Native American activist, 1st woman chief of the Cherokee Nation, dies of cancer at 64
  • Apr 6 Corin Redgrave, British actor (Excalibur, A Man For All Seasons), dies at 70
  • Apr 6 Tony MacGibbon, New Zealand cricket fast bowler (took 70 wickets in 1950's), dies at 85
  • Apr 6 Lorraine Chargin, American boxing promoter (IBHOF; Bobby Chacon, Tony "The Tiger" Lopez, Loreto Garza), dies from cancer at 79

Person of interestGeorge Nissen

Apr 7 George Nissen, American inventor (created the trampoline), dies at 96

Inventor and Gymnast George Nissen
Inventor and Gymnast
George Nissen

Person of interestMalcolm McLaren

Apr 8 Malcolm McLaren, British music manager (Sex Pistols; Bow Wow Wow), and musician, dies of cancer at 64

Band Manager and Pioneer of Punk Malcolm McLaren
Band Manager and Pioneer of Punk
Malcolm McLaren
  • Apr 8 Dorothea "Teddy" Scholten, Dutch pop singer ("Een beetje" - "A Little Bit"), dies at 83

  • Apr 8 Jack Agnew, American World War II veteran (b. 1922)
  • Apr 8 Abel Muzorewa, Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Rhodesia (1979-80), dies at 84
  • Apr 9 Zoltán Varga, Hungarian Footballer (b. 1945)
  • Apr 9 Aladár Kovácsi, Hungarian pentathlete and Olympic champion (1952, Helsinki), dies at 77
  • Apr 10 Ryszard Kaczorowski, Polish statesman is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 90
  • Apr 10 Dixie Carter, American actress (Designing Women, Edge of Night), dies at 70
  • Apr 10 Maria Kaczyńska, Polish economist and First Lady of Poland, is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 67
  • Apr 10 Lech Kaczyński, Polish lawyer and politician, then President of Poland is killed in the crash of a Polish Air Force Tu-154 at 60
  • Apr 12 Palito, Filipino comedian (b. 1934)
  • Apr 12 Peter Haskell, American actor (Bracken's World, Rituals), dies at 75
  • Apr 14 Peter Steele [Petrus Ratajczyk], American heavy metal singer-songwriter, and bassist (Type O Negative), dies of sepsis at 48
  • Apr 15 Jack Herer, American author & cannabis activist, dies at 70
  • Apr 16 Rasim Delic, Bosnian military chief of staff and war criminal (b. 1949)
  • Apr 16 Daryl Gates, LAPD Chief, dies at 83
  • Apr 16 Marion Ladewig, American ten-pin bowler (9 time woman bowler of year 1950-63), dies at 95
  • Apr 19 Keith "Guru" Elam, American rapper (b. 1966)
  • Apr 19 Carl Williams, Australian criminal (b. 1970)
  • Apr 19 Edwin Valero, Venezuelan boxer (undefeated world champion WBA super featherweight 2006-08; WBC lightweight 2009-10), commits suicide at 28

Person of interestDorothy Height

Apr 20 Dorothy Height, American civil rights and women's rights activist (National Council of Negro Women), dies at 98

Women's and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Women's and Civil Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • Apr 21 Gustav Lorentzen, Norwegian singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
  • Apr 21 Juan Antonio Samaranch, Spanish sports administrator (President International Olympic Committee 1980-2001), dies of cardio-respiratory failure at 89
  • Apr 25 Dorothy Provine, loving grandmother, (b. 1935)
  • Apr 25 Alan Sillitoe, English writer (Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner), dies at 82
  • Apr 29 Johannes Fritsch, German composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 30 Gerry Ryan, Irish radio broadcaster (b. 1956)