Deaths in History in April 1958

  • Apr 2 Josei Toda, Japanese second president of the Buddhist association Soka Gakkai (b. 1900)
  • Apr 3 Theodor Kramer, Austrian poet and writer, dies at 61
  • Apr 4 Hendrik Heyman, Belgian minister of Nijverheid/mayor, dies at 78
  • Apr 4 Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure and abusive partner of actress Lana Turner, stabbed to death by Turner's daughter in self-defence at 32
  • Apr 5 Jozef Brems, Flemish apostole vicar of Denmark, dies at 87
  • Apr 8 Ethel Turner, Australian author (b. 1872)
  • Apr 11 Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (b. 1875)
  • Apr 15 Estelle Taylor, dies at 64

Person of interestRosalind Franklin

Apr 16 Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, dies of ovarian cancer at 37

Chemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind Franklin
Chemist and Molecular Biologist
Rosalind Franklin
  • Apr 18 Maurice-Gustave Gamelin, French generalissmo (WW I, WW II), dies at 85
  • Apr 18 Richard B Goldschmidt, German zoologist (butterflies), dies
  • Apr 26 Johan N C "Joan" Collette, painter, dies at 68