On This Day

Deaths in History in April 1955

  • Apr 1 Robert R. McCormick, American editor and publisher (Chicago Tribune), dies at 74
  • Apr 1 Silvio d'Amico, Italian theater critic (Il Teatro Italian), dies at 68
  • Apr 10 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French philosopher and paleontologist (The Phenomenon of Man), dies at 73
  • Apr 16 Abdullah Seif el-Islam, brother of Yemenite king Ahmed, beheaded
  • Apr 18 Eugen Herrigel, Zen philosopher & scholar, dies in Germany at 70

Person of interestAlbert Einstein

Apr 18 Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist & Nobel laureate (theory of relativity), dies of an abdominal aortic aneurysm at 76

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Apr 23 Robert Herman Woltjer, Dutch Minister of Education, dies at 76
  • Apr 24 Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer/theater critic, dies at 79
  • Apr 25 Paul Basilius Barth, Swiss painter and lithographer, dies at 73
  • Apr 28 Lode Cantens, Flemish playwright (Gnomes of the City), dies at 43