Deaths in History in April 1988

  • Apr 1 Marius Holtrop, Dutch economist and President of Netherlands Bank, dies at 85
  • Apr 3 Milton A Caniff, US cartoonist (Terry & the Pirates), dies at 81

Person of interestAlan Paton

Apr 12 Alan Paton, South African author (Cry, the Beloved Country, Too Late the Phalarope) and anti-apartheid activist, dies at 85

Author and Apartheid Activist Alan Paton
Author and Apartheid Activist
Alan Paton
  • Apr 14 John Stonehouse, British politician (b. 1925)
  • Apr 15 Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Zandloper), dies at 81
  • Apr 15 Kenneth Williams, British actor (Hancock's Half Hour, Carry On films), dies of an overdose at 61
  • Apr 16 Jacques de Kadt, Dutch 2nd chamber member (soc-dem), dies at 90
  • Apr 16 Khalil al-Wazir, PLO leader, assassinated by Israeli commandos at 52
  • Apr 16 Warde Donovan, dies at 72
  • Apr 17 Louise Nevelson, sculptor, dies of brain tumor at 88
  • Apr 19 Kwon Ki-ok, first Korean female pilot (b. 1901)
  • Apr 23 Arthur Michael, Lord Ramsey/archbishop of Canterbury, dies
  • Apr 25 Clifford D[onald] Simak, sci-fi author (Hugo, Way Station), dies at 83