On This Day

Deaths in History in April 1959

  • Apr 8 Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies

Person of interestFrank Lloyd Wright

Apr 9 Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (Guggenheim) recognized as "the greatest American architect of all time", dies at 89

  • Apr 13 Rigardus "Rijn" Rijnhout, Giant of Rotterdam (2.375m), dies at 38
  • Apr 27 Gordon Armstrong, American inventor of the baby incubator, dies at 69