Deaths in History in April 1969

  • Apr 5 Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier, French author (La Peur), dies at 73
  • Apr 5 Romulo Gallegos, Venezuela author/president (1947-48), dies at 84
  • Apr 5 Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (b. 1903)
  • Apr 8 Denton Cooley, heart transplant patient, recieved 1st fully artificial heart, dies at 48
  • Apr 10 Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (b. 1893)
  • Apr 15 Victoria von Battenberg, wife of Spanish king Alfonso, dies at 81
  • Apr 26 Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of aikido (b. 1883)
  • Apr 27 RenĂ© Barrientos, President of Bolivia (b. 1919)