Deaths in History in April 1997

  • Apr 1 Jolie Gabor, mother of Zsa Zsa & Eva, dies at 97
  • Apr 1 Nancy Woodhull, news editor (USA Today), dies of cancer at 52
  • Apr 1 Norman Carr, British conservationist working in Central and Southern Africa, dies at 84
  • Apr 2 Tomoyuki Tanaka, producer (Godzilla), dies of a stroke at 86
  • Apr 3 Judy Flannery, master triathelete, killed by a car at 56
  • Apr 4 Vladimir Solouchin, Russian writer, dies at 72

Person of interestAllen Ginsberg

Apr 5 Allen Ginsberg, beat poet, dies at 80

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • Apr 5 Alparslan Turkes, Turkish politician (MHP), dies
  • Apr 7 Georgy Shonin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 6), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Apr 9 Helene Hanff, author (84 Charing Cross Road), dies at 80
  • Apr 11 Michael Dorris, writer, commits suicide at 52

Person of interestGeorge Wald

Apr 12 George Wald, American scientist, (Nobel Prize 1967, vitamin A in retina) dies at 90

Scientist George Wald
Scientist
George Wald
  • Apr 13 Ann Craft, researcher/writer, dies at 53
  • Apr 13 Dorothy Frooks, American author and military figure (b. 1896)
  • Apr 15 Sam Moskowitz, American writer and historian of science fiction, dies at 76
  • Apr 15 Zdenek Mlynar, Sec of Czech Communist Central Committee (1968), dies

  • Apr 16 Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, media tycoon, dies at 66
  • Apr 16 Roland Topor, French illustrator (b. 1938)
  • Apr 16 Doris Angleton, American socialite, murdered at 46
  • Apr 17 Chaim Herzog, President of Israel (1983-93), dies at 78
  • Apr 17 Allan Francovich, American documentarian
  • Apr 18 Edward Barker, cartoonist, dies at 46
  • Apr 21 Andres Rodriguez, Paraguayan president (1989-93), dies
  • Apr 21 Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines (1961-65), dies at 86

Person of interestEugene Stoner

Apr 24 Eugene Stoner, American firearms designer and inventor of the M16, dies of cancer at 74

Inventor Eugene Stoner
Inventor
Eugene Stoner
  • Apr 26 Peng Zhen, mayor of Beijing China (1951-66), dies
  • Apr 26 Yegorov, Russian leader (1994-95), dies
  • Apr 28 Susan Seddon Boulet, artist, dies of cancer at 45
  • Apr 28 Ann Lane Petry, American journalist and author (Street), dies at 88
  • Apr 29 Mike Royko, American journalist (Chicago Daily News) and author (Boss), dies of stroke at 64
  • Apr 29 Peter Tali Coleman, gov of Americ Samoa (1956-61, 78-85, 89-93), dies