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2012Dick Clark, American radio and television personality, dies from a heart attack at 82

1955Albert Einstein, Nobel laureate (b. 1879)

April 18th Deaths
Date Event
680
Mu'awijja, kalief of Al-Schaam, dies 
1161
Theobald of Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury 
1504
Filippino Lippi, painter, dies at about 52 
1530
Francois Lambert d'avignon, French church reformer, dies at about 43 
1552
John Leland, antiquary, dies 
1556
Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61 
1558
Roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent 
1567
Wilhelm von Grumbach, German military man, dies at 63 
1587
John Foxe, author (Book of Martyrs), dies 
1610
Robert Parsons, English jesuit leader/plotter, dies at 63 
1612
Emanuel Van Meteren, merchant/historian, dies 
1636
Julius Caesar, English judge 
1650
Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian (b. 1602) 
1674
John Graunt, English statistician (b. 1620) 
1679
Hofmannswaldau, writer, dies 
1684
Gonzales Cocx, [Coques], painter, dies 
1689
George Jeffreys, 1st Baron Jeffreys of Wem/infamous judge, dies 
1690
Charles V Leopold, Duke of Lotharingen/Austrian fieldmarshal, dies 
1710
Pierre de La Barre, composer, dies at 75 
1732
Louis Feuillée, French explorer (b. 1660) 
1794
Charles Pratt, 1st Earl Camden, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1714) 
1796
Johan Wilcke, Swedish physicist (b. 1732) 
1800
John Evangelist Schreiber, composer, dies at 84 
1800
Pieter Fouquet, art merchant (Atlas of Fouquet), dies 
1807
Erasmus Darwin, physician writer and botanist (Influence), dies (b. 1731) 
1818
Pieter PJQ Ondaatje, Ceylon/Dutch lawyer, dies at 59 
1824
Edward Jones, composer, dies at 72 
1830
Jose Mauricio Nunes Garcia, composer, dies at 62 
1845
Nicholas T the Saussure, Swiss chemist/botany, dies at 77 
1853
William King, US VP, dies a month after his inauguration 
1854
Joseph Antoni Frantiszek Elsner, composer, dies at 84 
1855
Jean-Baptiste Isabey, painter, dies 
1861
Heinrich August Neithardt, composer, dies at 67 
1867
Robert Smirke, architect, dies 
1871
Omar Pasha, [Michael Lats], Croatian governor, dies at 64 
1873
Justus Freiherr von Liebig, German chemist, dies at 69 
1877
Franz Hanfstaengl, Lust for Life 
1879
Anthony Pannizim, principal librarian (British Museum), dies 
1883
Agnes Tyrrell, composer, dies at 36 
1898
Gustave Moureau, painter, dies 
1906
Luis Martín, Spanish Superior-General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1846) 
1917
Moritz F Freiherr von Bissing, gov-gen of Belgium (1914-17), dies at 73 
1917
Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (b. 1858) 
1919
Enny Vrede, [Maria M Muller], Dutch actress, drowns at 35 
1921
Earnest [Bachigaloupi] Tourniaire, actor (Inkwartiering), dies at 70 
1925
Charles Ebbets, Pres (Dodgers), dies 
1925
Ray Grey, Down on the Farm 
1926
Tom Mowbray, The Brass Bottle 
1928
Henryk Melcer-Szczawinski, composer, dies at 58 
1934
Connie Ediss, A Warm Corner 
1934
John James Blaine, Some Opinions on Hoover Board's Dry Law Report 
1935
Ignazio Guidi, Italian orientalist/archaeologist, dies at 90 
1935
Panait Istrati, Romanian writer (b. 1884) 
1935
Sam Godfrey, Torch Singer 
1936
Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer (Belkis), dies at 56 
1936
Seaborn M Denson, composer, dies at 82 
1936
Ottorino Respighi, The Tree of Life 
1938
Richard Runciman Terry, musicologist, dies 
1939
Theo Mann, actress (Pink Bernd, Hedda Gabler), dies at 88 
1939
Theo Mann-Bouwmeester, Frauenmoral 
1939
Bertha Kalich, Love and Hate 
1939
Zygmunt Mayflauer, Krzyk 
1940
Florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies 
1940
Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher, historian, dies 
1940
Robert Hale, What Happened to Harkness? 
1940
Florrie Forde, Say It with Flowers 
1940
Norman Selby, Broken Blossoms or The Yellow Man and the Girl 
1940
Carl Lauritzen, The End of the World 
1941
... Korysis, PM of Greece, commits suicide 
1942
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American socialite (b. 1875) 
1942
Frederick Vogeding, Ulbo Garvema 
1942
Joseph Stringer, My Doggone Destiny 
1942
Lizzie McCall, The Other Girl 
1943
I Yamamoto, admiral of Japanese fleet, dies 
1943
Leon Farey, The Gold Rush 
1943
Julius Brammer, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 
1943
Isoroku Yamamoto, Price for Peace 
1944
Cécile Chamindale, composer, dies 
1944
Harry Keenan, The Toast of Death 
1945
Ernest T Pyle, British/US newscaster, killed in WW II at 44 
1945
John Ambrose Fleming, electrical engineer, dies 
1945
Ernie Pyle, American journalist (b. 1900) 
1945
Ernie Pyle, Story of G.I. Joe 
1946
Enoch O. Van Pelt, Dynamite Dan 
1947
Benny Leonard, lightweight boxing champ (1917-25), dies at 51 
1947
Maria Reisenhofer, Der Liebeskäfig 
1947
Jozef Tiso,  
1947
Benny Leonard, The Jazz Fight 
1948
Piotr Zajlich, Blanc et noir 
1949
Leonard Bloomfield, linguist/philosopher, dies 
1949
Will Hay, English comedian and actor (b. 1888) 
1949
Henry Schuster, The Great McGinty 
1949
Davy Burnaby, On the Air 
1949
Will Hay, Oh, Mr. Porter! 
1950
Wilhelm Scharrelmann, Hochzeit im Haifisch 
1951
António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (b. 1869) 
1951
Arthur H. Vandenberg, Universal Newsreel 
1951
Amanda Lindner, I by Day, You by Night 
1952
Art Dupuis, The Last of the Mohicans 
1952
Charles Waldron Jr., For You I Die 
1953
Roland Asher, The Sawmill 
1954
Ralph Gomez, Road to Rio 
1955
Don Blackie, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1928-29), dies at 46 
1955
Eugen Herrigel, Zen philosopher/scholar, dies in Germany at 70 
1955
Albert Einstein, Nobel laureate (b. 1879) 
1955
Albert Einstein, World Leaders on Peace and Democracy 
1956
Jamesson Shade, Cover Up 
1956
James MacColl, This Is the Army 
1957
Kosti Aaltonen, Vihreä kulta 
1957
Walter Young, Delinquent Parents 
1958
Maurice-Gustave Gamelin, French generalissmo (WW I, WW II), dies at 85 
1958
Richard B Goldschmidt, German zoologist (butterflies), dies 
1958
John Garside, Parliament of Science 
1958
Edward H. Plumb, Dumbo 
1958
Noah Young, Safety Last! 
1959
Irving Cummings Sr, actor/director (In Old Ariz), dies at 70 
1959
Émile Ronet, The Love of a Woman 
1959
Irving Cummings, Curly Top 
1960
Emory Johnson, director (Phantom Express, Shield of Honor), dies at 66 
1961
Robert Haines, Citizen Kane 
1963
Henrietta Kreis, 3rd of famous Wallenda aerialist to fall to death 
1963
Meyer Jacobstein, American politician (b. 1880) 
1964
Albe Vidakovic, composer, dies at 49 
1964
Ben Hecht, playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71 
1965
Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican inventor (b. 1917) 
1967
Karl Miller, German footballer (b. 1913) 
1968
Bob Mark, Lost in Space 
1969
Piotr F Scharoff, Russ/Italian actor/director (Chechov), dies at 82 
1971
Masao Oki, composer, dies at 69 
1974
Betty Compson, actress (Barker, Weary River, Drag Net), dies at 77 
1974
Marcel Pagnol, French writer/movie (Topaz), dies at 79 
1975
Rob Touber, [Robert J Noordervliet), chansonnier/director, dies at 38 
1976
Percy Julian, holder of more than 138 chemical patents, dies at 78 
1976
Mahmoud Younis, Suez Canal nationalization Engineer (b. 1911) 
1976
James Drake, Target Earth 
1978
Ann Morrison, General Hospital 
1978
Charles Edwards, The Unusual Honeymoon 
1979
Alfonso Sánchez Tello, Two Mules for Sister Sara 
1980
Stig Cederholm, Åsa-Nisse 
1980
Hans Werner, Kiss Me Casanova 
1981
William H. O'Brien, Let Us Be Gay 
1981
A. Downs, Sullivan's Travels 
1981
Maurice Downs, 'Sheba, Baby' 
1981
Hisashi Yokomori, The Bad Sleep Well 
1982
Nina Popelíková, Certova nevesta 
1983
Alan Melville, cricketer (11 Tests for South Africa, 894 runs), dies 
1983
Marc Wilder, The Tender Trap 
1984
John Lee Mahin, screenwriter, dies of emphysema at 81 
1984
Sandy Haver, The Mask 
1984
John Lee Mahin, Scarface 
1984
Arvi Kivimaa, Jälkeen syntiinlankeemuksen 
1984
Leopold Lindtberg, The Village 
1985
Herbert Kuchenbuch, Storm Over Mont Blanc 
1985
Walter Decker, A Guy Named Joe 
1985
Dorothy Frere, Porn Yesterday 
1986
Marcel Dassault, [Bloch], French airplane builder, dies at 94 
1986
Joey Yale, The Private Pleasures of John C. Holmes 
1986
Marcel Dassault, Jamais avant le mariage 
1986
Antonio Lauro, Candy Regentag 
1987
Alfeo Bocchicchio, Angels Belong in Heaven 
1987
Jane Hall, These Glamour Girls 
1987
Eduardo Alcaraz, Zorro: The Gay Blade 
1987
Stewart Garner, Arson Squad 
1987
Kenneth Cook, Wake in Fright 
1988
Pierre Desproges, French humorist (b. 1939) 
1988
John Parrish, The Ten Commandments 
1988
Raymond Vogel, La mer et les jours 
1988
Linda Batista, É de Chuá 
1988
Oktay Rifat, Çil horoz 
1988
Pierre Desproges, Nazis dans le métro 
1989
Vlasta Matulová, Nezbedný bakalár 
1989
Barbara Fritchie, Thunder Mountain 
1989
Ruth Berle, Lucy Meets the Berles 
1990
Robert D Webb, director/actor (Love Me Tender, Jackals), dies at 87 
1990
Gory Guerrero, professional wrestler (b. 1921) 
1990
Victoria O'Keefe, Episode #1.6 
1990
Frédéric Rossif, Mourir à Madrid 
1990
Gory Guerrero, Santo contra los zombies 
1990
Robert D. Webb, Beneath the 12-Mile Reef 
1990
Louis Bandy, Asylum of Satan 
1991
Martin Hannett, Rust and Bone 
1991
Fredy Ripers, Las cartas de Alou 
1991
Heino Jürisalu, Ott kosmoses 
1991
George Gibson, The Wizard of Oz 
1991
Alain Saury, Carve Her Name with Pride 
1991
Leon Selznick, The Phantom Planet 
1991
Rudolf Keijser, Vårat gäng 
1991
Sheldon Jones, Game 4 
1992
Florence Randall, model/designer (Bill Blass), dies at 54 of cancer 
1992
Kenneth Earl, The Big Trees 
1992
Rudy Geldhof, De bossen van Vlaanderen 
1993
Arthur P Smith, US founder of Miami Planetarium, dies at 76 
1993
Masahiko Kimura, Japanese judoka (b. 1917) 
1993
Dame Elisabeth Frink, English sculptor and printmaker dies of cancer aged 62 
1993
Werner Pochath, Flatfoot in Africa 
1993
Gloria Clark, Diary of a Madman 
1993
Elisabeth Frink, These Are the Damned 
1993
Bernie Wayne, Raging Bull 
1994
Ken Oosterbroek, South African press photographer, shot dead at 32 
1994
Jack Holland, The Last Laugh 
1994
Bondo Goginava, Treasure 
1995
Arturo Frondizi, President of Argentina (1958-62), dies 
1995
Roza Makagonova, Vernye serdtsa 
1995
Florindo Andreolli, Pagliacci 
1995
Loup Durand, Entrusted 
1995
Eileen Burns, Ask Me Again 
1995
Delania Raffino, Summer Heat 
1995
Chuck Painter, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 
1996
Kalim Siddiqui, islamic campaigner, dies at 62 
1996
Michael Leander Farr, record producer, dies at 55 
1996
Piet Hein, architect/poet/mathematician/inventor, dies at 80 
1996
Robert William Paine, architect, dies at 88 
1996
Bernard Edwards, Toy Story 3 
1996
Mike Leander, Pirate Radio 
1996
Jalal Moghadam, Samad and Foolad Zereh, the ogre 
1996
Fabio Inghirami, Knots 
1996
Ismael Fernandes, Meus Filhos, Minha Vida 
1996
Piet Hein, Piet Heins univers 
1996
Fred G. Sullivan, The Beer Drinker's Guide to Fitness and Filmmaking 
1997
Edward Barker, cartoonist, dies at 46 
1997
Georgia Schmidt, Goin' South 
1997
Don Pietro, The Lost Chance 
1998
Terry Sanford, American politician (b. 1917) 
1998
Ray Alchin, The Private War of Lucinda Smith 
1998
Nélson Gonçalves, Moleque Tião 
1998
Terry Garvin, The Wrestling Queen 
1998
Bill Edmondson, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 
1998
Robert Heasley, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. 
1999
Constance Edney, It's Christmas Time in the City 
1999
Raymond Caillava, Les clandestines 
1999
Gian Carlo Rota, Race for the Superbomb 
1999
Herman Miller, Coogan's Bluff 
1999
Vicente Escrivá, Balarrasa 
2000
Margaret Caroline Falor, Pied Piper Malone 
2000
Charles Stafford, Seven Sinners 
2000
Cliff Cunningham, Untamed Heart 
2000
José Garcimore, Carlos 
2000
Tony Frank, Lone Star 
2000
Erzsi Pártos, Goose Boy 
2001
Krzysztof Bukowski, Czytajac Sienkiewicza na pustyni Negev 
2001
Khurshid Begum, Moorti 
2002
Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian explorer (Kon Tiki expedition) (b. 1914) 
2002
Wahoo McDaniel, American football player and professional wrestler (b. 1938) 
2002
Declan Langan, Erotic Images 
2002
Bert Avery, Grace & Favour: A Portrait of Gloucestershire CCC 
2002
Ed McDaniel, Starrcade 
2002
Thor Heyerdahl, Kon-Tiki 
2003
Edgar F. Codd, English computer scientist (b. 1923) 
2003
Toni Hagen, Mönche, Tänzer und Soldaten 
2003
Emil Loteanu, Queen of the Gypsies 
2003
Aaron Wolf, Think Fast, Mr. Moto 
2004
Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, first Prime Minister of Fiji and President of Fiji (b. 1920) 
2004
David Clarke, The Narrow Margin 
2004
Norton Mockridge, Teacher's Pet 
2004
Abdel-Aziz Rantissi, Episode dated 24 March 2004 
2004
Tzila Dagan, Episode #1.6 
2004
Frances Rafferty, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello in Hollywood 
2004
Werner Schumacher, Stuttgarter Blüten 
2004
Olga Druce, The Enemy from Within 
2005
Sam Mills, American football player (b. 1959) 
2005
Ryan Effner, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child 
2005
Kenneth Schermerhorn, The Nutcracker 
2005
John Patton Jr., The Color Purple 
2005
Sam Mills, Super Bowl XXXVIII 
2005
Brenton Swift, Halloween 5 
2006
Krystian Buszkiewicz, Nowy Jork, czwarta rano 
2006
Henri Duparc, Le sixième doigt 
2006
Michal Maryniarczyk, Camera Buff 
2006
Aída Alberti, Cuando en el cielo pasen lista 
2007
Iccho Itoh, mayor of Nagasaki (b. 1945) 
2007
Dick Vosburgh, The Rory Bremner Show 
2007
Pieke Dassen, August loopt weg 
2007
Joseph Saleh, Savages 
2008
Peter Howard, Annie 
2008
Jarkko Rantanen, Kirjailija Helteen kevät 
2008
Isao Yatsu, Dark Water 
2008
Kay Linaker, Drums Along the Mohawk 
2008
Bud Stone, The Projectionist 
2008
Hans-Joachim Aderhold, Zugverkehr unregelmäßig 
2008
Joy Page, Casablanca 
2008
Cathleen Keller, Egypt: Land of Mummies 
2009
Stephanie Parker, Welsh actress (b. 1987) 
2009
Stephanie Parker, Movement 
2009
Yvon Bourges, Reporters 
2009
Paul Löwinger Jr., Der Hausfreund 
2009
Peter Dennis, Shrek 
2009
Alexi Carrington, I Just Fucked Your Mother 
2009
Silvia Grohs Martin, Prisoner of Paradise 
2010
Paul Bisciglia, Asterix in Britain 
2010
Tom Fleming, Mary, Queen of Scots 
2010
Thomas H. Connell, Bellini's I Puritani 
2010
Sheila K. Adams, Psycho II 
2010
Michael Adams, Catch Me If You Can 
2010
Mario DaRe, Episode #5.35 
2010
Rani Dubé, Gandhi 
2010
Allen Swift, Mad Monster Party? 
2011
Olubayo Adefemi, Nigerian footballer (b. 1985) 
2011
Andrzej Piszczatowski, Episode #1.49 
2011
Pattie Chapman, Grand Opening 
2011
Stefanie Mühle, Duett in Bonn 
2011
Ivica Vidovic, WR: Mysteries of the Organism 
2011
Bob Kelly, Cop Hater 
2011
William Donald Schaefer, ..And Justice for All 
2011
Pilar Bauman, Inkorrekt(e)s 
2012
Dick Clark, American radio and television personality, dies from a heart attack at 82 
2012
Dick Clark, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 
2012
Tina De Mola, March's Child 
2012
Naum Shopov, Toplo 
2012
Hillman Curtis, Soldiers 
2012
Ireneusz Bogajewicz, The Red Violin 
2012
Robert O. Ragland, Grizzly 
2013
Storm Thorgerson, English graphic designer, dies from cancer at 69 
2013
Elisabeth Scherer, Now or Never 
2013
Storm Thorgerson, Drug-Taking and the Arts 
2013
Vytautas Sapranauskas, Redirected 
2013
Pat Kennedy, The Jeffrey Dahmer Files 
2013
Cordell Mosson, Coffee and Cigarettes 
2013
Aldo De Luca, Naftalina 
2014
Habib Boulares, Yusra 
2014
Sandy Frank, Episode #1.9 
2014
John Cabrera, Conan the Barbarian 
2014
Paul Wurtzel, Pilot 
2014
Antonín Molcík, Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven 
2015
K. Srinivasa Chakravarthy, Little Soldiers 
2015
Aleksandr Blok, Smert v pryamom efire 
2017
Director of China's 'Journey to the West', Yang Jie, dies aged 88 
2017
Legendary Internet and computer pioneer Robert W Taylor dies aged 85 
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