Deaths in History in April 1986

  • Apr 4 Frank Mortelmans, Belgian painter, dies at 87
  • Apr 5 Manly Wade Wellman, sci-fi author (Devil's Planet), dies at 82
  • Apr 9 Jean Mogin, Belgian poet, dies at 64
  • Apr 10 Joseph P Addabbo, US defence specialist/(Sen-D), dies at 61
  • Apr 12 Valentin Kataev, Russian writer (b. 1897)

Person of interestSimone de Beauvoir

Apr 14 Simone de Beauvoir, French author and feminist (The Mandarins, The Second Sex, She Came to Stay), dies of pneumonia at 78

  • Apr 15 Jean Genet, French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75
  • Apr 15 Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin, cosmonaut, dies at 76
  • Apr 17 Bessie Head, Botswana writer (When Rain Clouds Gather, Maru, A Question of Power), dies at 49
  • Apr 18 Marcel Dassault, [Bloch], French airplane builder, dies at 94
  • Apr 20 Sibte Hassan, Pakistani activist, journalist and writer, dies at 73
  • Apr 21 Salah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist (b.1930)
  • Apr 22 Mircea Eliade, Romanian religious historian (Le Yoga) and author, dies at 79

Person of interestWallis Simpson

Apr 24 Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], American divorcee whom British King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry, dies at 89

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
  • Apr 26 Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (b. 1899)
  • Apr 29 Seamus McElwaine, Irish IRA-terrorist, killed at 25