Deaths in History in April 1984

  • Apr 4 Oleg Antonov, Soviet airplane engineer (b. 1906)
  • Apr 5 Arthur Travors Harris, marshal of British RAF, dies
  • Apr 5 Sir Arthur Harris, British RAF Commanding Chief known as "Bomber/Butcher Harris" for commanding the bombing campaign against Nazi Germany, dies at 91
  • Apr 5 Robert Adams, English sculptor and designer, dies at 67
  • Apr 7 Frank Church, American lawyer and politician (United States Senator from Idaho), dies at 59
  • Apr 7 Samuel C Engel, poet, dies of heart failure at 79
  • Apr 8 Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist (Nobel 1978), dies at 89
  • Apr 9 Basil Henry Blackwell, British publisher, dies
  • Apr 13 Christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self
  • Apr 15 Alexander Trocchi, Scottish writer (b. 1925)
  • Apr 15 William Empson, English poet and critic (Milton's God), dies at 77
  • Apr 18 Arvi Kivimaa, Finnish writer (Groenende Cross), dies at 79
  • Apr 20 Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer (b. 1943)

Person of interestAnsel Adams

Apr 22 Ansel Adams, US photographer, dies at 82

Photographer Ansel Adams
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Ansel Adams
  • Apr 28 Glen H Taylor, US senator/VP candidate (1948), dies at 80
  • Apr 28 Silvia A Warner, writer, dies