April 15 Deaths in History - April 15 Birthdays - April 15 Events



2000 Edward Gorey, author, Amphigorey, dies at 75
1998 Pol Pot, dictator/mass murderer, dies at 73
1997 Sam Moskowitz, San Francisco fandom historian, dies at 76
1997 Zdenek Mlynar, Secretary of Czechoslovakian Communist Central Committee (1968), dies
1995 Cleo Brown, pianist, performed on National Public Radio, dies at 91
1995 Denis Harding, soldier, dies at 79
1994 John Curry, English figure skater, Gold Medal 1976 Olympics, dies of AIDS at 44
1993 George Ives, dies at 111
1993 Leslie Charteris, British mystery writer (Saint), dies at 85
1993 William Bakewell, dies of leukemia at 84
1991 Marjorie Warfield, dies at 88
1991 Martin Ashe, dies
1990 Greta Garbo, actress (Anna Karenina, Camille), dies at 84
1989 Charles Vanel, dies at 96
1989 Hu Yaobang, general secretary of Chinese Commnist Party, dies
1988 Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Zandloper), dies at 81
1988 Kenneth Williams, dies at 61
1986 Jean Genet, French criminal/novelist/dramatist, dies at 75
1986 Sergei Nikolayevich Anokhin, cosmonaut, dies at 76
1986 Tim McIntire, actor (Bob Younger-Legend of Jesse James), dies at 42
1984 Tommy Cooper, comedian, dies at 61
1983 Gyula Illyes, Hungarian writer/poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), dies at 80
1983 Rodolfo Hoyos, actor (Luis-Viva Valdez), dies at 68
1983 Corrie Ten Boom, Dutch Celebrity
1982 5 murderers, of Egyptian President Sadat, executed
1982 Arthur Lowe, Brits actor (Captain Mainwaring in Dad's army), dies at 66
1982 Louis M de Guiringaud, French Foreign Minister (1976-78), commits suicide at 70
1981 French Duynstee, Dutch states rights leader, dies at 67
1980 Jean-Paul Sartre, existentialist (Nobel 1964), dies in Paris at 74
1980 Marshall Reed, actor (Fred Asher-Lineup), dies at 62
1980 Paul Langton, actor (Leslie-Peyton Place), dies at 76
1980 Raymond Bailey, actor (Mr Drysdale-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 75
1976 Gerald Smith, antisemite / catholic, National Christian Crusade, dies at 78
1975 Charles Marshall, dies
1975 John B McKay, U.S. test pilot (X-15), dies
1975 Richard Conte, actor (Four Just Men, Jean Arthur Show), dies at 65
1972 Otto Brenner, German trade union leader, dies at 64
1972 Frank H Knight, American Economist
1969 Victoria von Battenberg, wife of Spanish king Alfonso, dies at 81
1968 Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, composer, dies at 73
1967 Antonio de Curtis Toto, comedian, dies of heart attack at 69
1966 Joseph Crehan, dies of stroke at 81
1965 Syd Chaplin, dies at 80
1962 Clara Blandick, committed suicide at 80
1962 Esther Minciotti, dies at 74
1958 Estelle Taylor, dies at 64
1956 Emile Nolde [Hansen], German painter (Grablegung Christi), dies at 88
1954 Juan Vicente Lecuna, composer, dies at 54
1949 Wallace Beery, U.S. actor (The Champ), dies at 64
1947 Wolstenholme, rocker, dies
1943 Raffaele Casimiro Casimiri, composer, dies at 62
1942 Robert Musil, Austrian writer (Mann ohne Eigenschaften), dies at 61
1938 Cesar Vallejo, Peru/French poet (Trilce, Russia and 1931), dies at 46
1937 Nikolai Artzibushev, composer, dies at 79
1929 Antonio Smareglia, composer, dies at 74
1927 Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Di Giacomo), dies at 47
1925 John Singer Sargent, U.S. portrait painter, dies at 69
1924 Eduardo Caudella, composer, dies at 82
1920 Jacob van Stolk Azn, art collector, dies at 74
1916 Alfred Cogniaux, Belgian botanist, dies at 75
1912 William Thomas Stead, English Journalist
1911 Georg Knorr, German engineer, dies
1898 Robert Purvis, American Activist
1891 Stephen Albert Emery, composer, dies at 49
1888 Matthew Arnold, English poet, dies at 65
1866 William Jackson, composer, dies at 51
1865 Abraham Lincoln, assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at 7:22 am, Representative-R-Illinois 1847 - 1849, 16th president 1861 - 1865
1863 Jan Nepomuk Kanka, composer, dies at 90
1853 Johann Leopold Fuchs, composer, dies at 67
1824 Theodorus F van Capellen, Vice-Admiral (Algiers), dies at 61
1811 Ernest Louis Muller, composer, dies at 70
1788 Giuseppi Bonno, composer, dies at 77
1772 Karel Jozef, ruler of Batthyanyi, dies at 73
1765 Michail vs. Lomonosov, Russian scholar/poet, dies at 53
1764 Jeanne-Antoinette-Poison LeNormant d'Etoiles, Marquis de Pomador, dies
1756 Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, composer, dies at 29
1719 Johann Friedrich Treiber, composer, dies at 76
1659 Simon Dach, German poet, dies
1610 Johan van Duivenoorde, mister of Warmond, dies at about 62
1607 Cornelius Kilianus, Flemish translator/poet, dies at about 78
1605 Boris Godunov, tsar of Russia (1598-1605), dies
1502 Jan IV Chalon, prince of Orange, dies
1415 Manuel Chrysoloras, Byzantine leader/diplomat (Erotemata), dies
1220 Adolf I, archbishop of Cologne, dies











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