Deaths in History in April 2006

  • Apr 1 In Tam, Cambodian politician (b. 1916)
  • Apr 2 Nina Schenk von Stauffenberg, German wife of Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg (b. 1913)
  • Apr 6 Francis L. Kellogg, U.S. diplomat and prominent socialite (b. 1917)
  • Apr 8 Gerard Reve, Dutch writer (b. 1923)
  • Apr 12 Puggy Pearson, American poker player (b. 1929)

Person of interestMuriel Spark

Apr 13 Muriel Spark, Scottish author (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), dies at 88

Author Muriel Spark
Author
Muriel Spark
  • Apr 14 Mahmut Bakalli, Kosovo politician (b. 1936)
  • Apr 19 Scott Crossfield, American pilot, first man to fly at Mach 2 (b. 1921)
  • Apr 19 Zola Levitt, Messianic Jewish preacher (b. 1938)
  • Apr 19 Ian Morrow, British company director, best known for saving Rolls Royce, dies at 93
  • Apr 19 Ellen Kuzwayo, South African member of parliament (ANC) and noted writer ("Call me Woman"), dies at 91
  • Apr 20 Anna Svidersky (b. 1988)
  • Apr 21 T.K. Ramakrishnan, Indian politician (b. 1922)
  • Apr 23 Johnnie Checketts, New Zealand fighter pilot (b. 1912)
  • Apr 24 Moshe Teitelbaum, Hassidic rabbi (b. 1914)
  • Apr 25 Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian author and urbanologist (The Death and Life of Great American Cities), dies at 89
  • Apr 27 Julia Thorne, ex-wife of John Kerry (b. 1944)

Person of interestJohn Kenneth Galbraith

Apr 29 John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (Affluent Society-58 Hillman Award), dies of natural causes at 97

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Apr 30 Lawrence Patrick, Biomechanics Professor, crash test subject
  • Apr 30 Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian novelist