On This Day

Deaths in History in April 2015

  • Apr 1 John Paul Hammerschmidt, American politician (Rep-R-AR, 1967-93), dies at 92
  • Apr 2 Robert Schuller, American Christian televangelist (Glass Cathedral, Hour of Power), dies at 88
  • Apr 3 Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist, dies at 73
  • Apr 4 John Read, British businessman, CEO (TSB Group), dies at 97
  • Apr 6 Dave Ulliott, English poker player (World Series of Poker bracelet 1997; World Poker Open 2003), dies of colon cancer at 61
  • Apr 7 Kardam, Prince of Turnovo, eldest son of King Simeon II of Bulgaria and his wife Doña Margarita Gómez-Acebo y Cejuela, dies at 52
  • Apr 12 Sheila Kitzinger, British author, anthropologist & child birth educator, dies at 86
  • Apr 13 Eduardo Galeano, Uruguayan journalist & writer, dies at 74

Person of interestGünter Grass

Apr 13 Günter Grass, German writer (The Tin Drum) and playwright and Nobel Prize laureate (1999), dies at 87

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • Apr 18 Joseph Lechleider, American electrical engineer (invented DSL/high speed internet technology), dies at 82
  • Apr 19 Roy Mason [Baron Mason of Barnsley], British defense secretary and Labour MP, dies at 91
  • Apr 20 Sir Raymond Carr, English historian and warden (St Antony's College Oxford), dies at 96
  • Apr 20 Aharon Lichtenstein, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 81
  • Apr 29 Jean Nidetch, American businesswoman and founder of Weight Watchers, dies at 91
  • Apr 29 Brian Sedgemore, British MP (Labour Party 1974-79 and 1983-2005), dies at 78