Deaths in History in April 1999

  • Apr 5 Paul David, French-Canadian cardiologist (b. 1919)
  • Apr 9 Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Niger politician and general (b. 1949)
  • Apr 10 Heinz Fraenkel-Conrat, German-born biochemist (b. 1910)
  • Apr 13 Willi Stoph, German politician ((Prime Minister of German Democratic Republic 1964-73), dies at 84
  • Apr 15 Harvey Postlethwaite, British engineer and racing car designer (b. 1944)
  • Apr 18 Gian-Carlo Rota, Italian-born American mathematician and philosopher, dies at 66
  • Apr 19 David Sanes, US Navy employee
  • Apr 19 Hermine Braunsteiner, Nazi war criminal and female camp guard at Ravensbrück and Majdanek concentration camps, dies at 79
  • Apr 20 Victims and shooters of the Columbine High School massacre
  • Apr 22 Chan Canasta, magician and mindreader (b. 1920)

Person of interestArthur Leonard Schawlow

Apr 28 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist who shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, dies of leukemia at 77