Deaths in History in April 1939

  • Apr 6 Robert Courtneidge, British theater producer, dies
  • Apr 7 Joseph Lyons, tenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1879)
  • Apr 10 Alfredo Panzini, Italian author (Il Bacio de Lesba), dies at 75
  • Apr 11 S.S. Van Dine, [pseudonym for William Huntingdon Wright], American critic and detective writer (Philo Vance), dies at 50