Deaths in History in April 1994

  • Apr 1 Leon Degrelle, Belgium general, dies
  • Apr 1 Robert Doisneau, French photographer (The Kiss), dies at 81
  • Apr 1 Rosalind Laura Burke, aviatrix, dies at 86
  • Apr 1 Stuart Sloan, war hero/test pilot, dies at 72
  • Apr 3 Frank G Wells, US company director (Walt Disney Co.), dies in a helicopter crash at 62
  • Apr 3 Jerome Lejeune, French geneticist (Syndrome of Down), dies at 67
  • Apr 4 Olga Lowina, Dutch yodeler (Edelweisskapel), dies at 69
  • Apr 5 Andre Victor Tchelistcheff, winemaker, dies at 92
  • Apr 5 Aubrey J Watson Sr, bishop, dies at 65
  • Apr 5 Marlon Riggs, US writer/director/producer (Ethnic notions), dies at 37
  • Apr 6 Cyprian Niayamira, president of Burundi (1993-94), assassinated
  • Apr 6 Patricia Louise Dalton, chair (Sherlock Holmes Society), dies at 75
  • Apr 6 Theo Bosch, humanist/architect (Amsterdam), dies at 54
  • Apr 6 Cyprien Ntaryamira, 5th President of Burundi (1994), assassinated by missile strike on the plane he was travelling on over Kigali, Rwanda at 39

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Apr 6 Juvénal Habyarimana, Rwandan General, Dictator and President of Rwanda (1973-94), assassinated by missile strike on his plane over Kigali, Rwanda at 57

Dictator and President of Rwanda Juvénal Habyarimana
Dictator and President of Rwanda
Juvénal Habyarimana
  • Apr 7 Agathe Uwilingiyimana, Prime Minister of Rwanda (1993-94) and one of the 1st female political figures in Africa, assassinated by the presidential guard in the opening stages of the Rwandan Genocide at 40
  • Apr 7 Angelus Gottfried "Golo" Mann, German/US historian, dies at 85
  • Apr 7 Arthur Gordon Clough, journalist, dies at 59
  • Apr 7 Evert Hartman, Dutch writer (War Without Friends), dies at 56
  • Apr 7 Francois de Grossouvre, President Mitterrand advisor, suicide at 76
  • Apr 8 Irene Eisinger, singer, dies at 91
  • Apr 8 Walter Arnold, German theologist (World council of Churches), dies at 64
  • Apr 9 Cor van Dis jr. [Cornelis Nicolas van Dis jr.], Dutch politician (1971-94), dies at 71
  • Apr 9 Keith Watson, British comic strip artist (Dan Dare), dies at 59
  • Apr 9 Raouf Khayrat, Egyptian general-major, murdered
  • Apr 10 Victor Afanasiev, Rus editor-in-chief of Pravda (1976-89), dies at 71
  • Apr 10 Sam B. Hall, American politician (b. 1924)
  • Apr 11 Johan Block, Dutch aviation pioneer (Martinair/Transavia), dies at 64
  • Apr 12 Harry la Fontaine, Danish/US resistance fighter/producer, dies at 81
  • Apr 12 Jean Carmet, dies at 72
  • Apr 13 Donald Benjamin Harden, archaeologist, dies at 92
  • Apr 13 P. J. Engels, Dutch politician (KVP), dies at 70
  • Apr 13 Taleb Ali al-Suheil, Iran sheik, murdered in Lebanon at 64
  • Apr 14 Selometsi Baholo, vice-premier of Lesotho, murdered
  • Apr 14 Salimuzzaman Siddiqui, Pakistani scientist and scholar (b. 1897)
  • Apr 15 Walter Clegg, British politician (C), dies at 73
  • Apr 16 Ralph Waldo Ellison, American writer (Invisible Man), dies at 80
  • Apr 16 Samuel "Sam" Selvon, Trinidad-born writer (The Lonley Londoners), dies at 70
  • Apr 18 Ken Oosterbroek, South African press photographer, shot dead at 32
  • Apr 19 Frederick Ferrari, crazy Gang Member, dies at 81
  • Apr 19 Louis Simmonds, bookseller, dies at 87
  • Apr 21 Clement Merk, animal trainer, dies at 93
  • Apr 22 D Nauta, theologist/church historian/lawyer, dies at 96
  • Apr 22 Denis Pitts, journalist, dies at 64

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Apr 22 Richard Nixon, 37th President (1969-75), dies of a stroke at 81

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Apr 22 Schmidt Hans Burkhardt, artist, dies at 89
  • Apr 23 Cassidy Clinton Cremer, author (John Cremer), murdered at 30
  • Apr 23 Cecile Dreesmann, son of Anton Dreesmann, dies at 74
  • Apr 25 George Gennimatas, Greek minister of National Economy, dies at 55
  • Apr 25 Talaat Yassin Hamman, militant Muslim leader, shot dead at 32
  • Apr 26 Masutatsu Oyama, Founder of Japanese Kyokushin Karate (b. 1927)
  • Apr 27 Jerome Lejeune, physiologist, dies at 69
  • Apr 27 John Preston, American writer (Gay House, Big Gay Book), dies at 48
  • Apr 29 Oscar Sheldon A Williams, artist/critic, dies at 74
  • Apr 30 David Langton, dies of a heart at 81
  • Apr 30 Ferdinando Scarfiotti, Italian set designer (Last Emperor), dies at 53
  • Apr 30 Geoffery Michael Roberts, vintner, dies at 46
  • Apr 30 Richard McClure Scarry, US kid book illustrator/writer, dies at 74