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1872Samuel Morse developer of electric telegraph, dies at 80

1974Georges Pompidou, French President (1969-1974) and Prime Minister (1962-1968), dies in Paris at 62

1987Buddy Rich, drummer/orchestra leader (Away We Go), dies at 69

2005Pope John Paul II, Polish Roman Catholic Pope (b. 1920)

April 2nd Deaths
Date Event
1118
Boudouin I, of Bologne/Edessa, 1st crusader/king of Jerusalem, dies 
1272
Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1209) 
1335
Duke Henry of Carinthia (b. circa 1265) 
1412
Ruy Gonzáles de Clavijo, Spanish traveler and writer (b. ????) 
1416
Ferdinand I, the Justified, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 52 
1502
Arthur, English crown prince/husband of Catharina of Aragon, dies 
1507
Francis of Paola, Italian founder of the Order of the Minims (b. 1416) 
1640
Matthias C Sarbiewski, [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet, dies at 45 
1657
Ferdinand III, King of Hungarian/Bohemia/German Emperor, dies at 48 
1657
Jean-Jacques Olier - French catholic priest, founder of the Society of Saint-Sulpice (b. 1608) 
1705
Johann Lohner, composer, dies at 59 
1720
Joseph Dudley, colonial Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1647) 
1742
James Douglas, Scottish physician and anatomist (b. 1675) 
1747
Johann J Dillenius, German botanist, dies at 63 
1754
Thomas Carte, English historian (b. 1686) 
1758
Johann Balthasar Konig, composer, dies at 67 
1784
Pierre Leclair, composer, dies at 74 
1787
Thomas Gage, British general (b. 1719) 
1791
Mirabeau, French statesman (b. 1749) 
1791
Comte de Mirabeau, Le libertin de qualité 
1801
Thomas Dadford Junior, British canal engineer (b. circa 1761) 
1803
Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church hymns), dies at 56 
1817
Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (b. 1740) 
1827
Ludwig Heinrich Bojanus, German physician and naturalist (b. 1776) 
1831
Charles Felix, blind King of Sardina (1821-31), dies at 74 
1845
Philip Charles Durham, Royal Navy Admiral (b. 1763) 
1852
Theodor Althaus, writer, dies 
1865
Ambrose Powell Hill, Confederate general, killed in action at 39 
1865
Richard Cobden, founder Anti-Corn-Law League, dies at 60 
1872
Samuel Morse developer of electric telegraph, dies at 80 
1876
Paul van Vlissingen, Dutch ship owner, dies at 78 
1890
Marinus FAG Campbell, bibliographer, dies at 70 
1892
Willem J d'Ablaing van Giessenburg, Dut baron/genealogist, dies at 79 
1902
Esther Morris, suffragist and first female American judge (b. 1814) 
1910
Boyd Alexander, English explorer (Niger to the Nile), murdered at 37 
1910
Friedrich von Bodelschwingh, German theologist, dies at 79 
1914
Paul von Heyse, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1830) 
1914
Paul Heyse, The Fury 
1920
Victor Blüthgen, Gendarm Möbius 
1922
Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychologist (b. 1884) 
1924
Johannes E. B. Warming, Danish Botanist (plant ecology, environment-organism interactions), dies at 82 
1924
Camillo De Riso, Avventura di collegio 
1928
Theodore Richards, US chemist (atomic weight, Nobel 1914), dies 
1928
Georgia O'Ramey, The $5,000,000 Counterfeiting Plot 
1929
Jack Drumier, Emblems of Love 
1929
Robert Finlay, The Winning Punch 
1930
Empress Zauditu of Ethiopia (b. 1876) 
1930
Osmán Pérez Freire, Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler 
1932
Hugo Kaun, composer, dies at 69 
1932
Rose Coghlan, The Sporting Duchess 
1932
Thomas Jefferson, Forbidden 
1932
Bill Pickett, The Bull-Dogger 
1933
K S Ranjitsinhji, cricketer (989 Test runs, 1st-class avg 56), dies 
1933
Ranjitsinhji, Ranjit Sinhji and C.B. Fry at the Wickets 
1933
Paul Biensfeldt, Harakiri 
1933
Sunny Jim McKeen, Stop That Noise 
1936
Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (b. 1860) 
1936
Gunnar Klintberg, Elisabet 
1936
Vera Esbøll, Paradise Lost 
1936
John Gorman, Corruption 
1937
Nathan Birnbaum, Austria philosopher (Zionism), dies at about 72 
1937
Edward Laemmle, The Drake Case 
1937
Katherine Grant, Oranges and Lemons 
1938
Alice Berend, writer, dies 
1938
Alice Berend, I Will Teach You to Love 
1938
Reine Davies, Sunday 
1939
Edward E. Rose, The Prisoner of Zenda 
1940
Otto Himm, Big Moments from Little Pictures 
1941
Paul Teleki, premier Hungary, dies 
1944
Mikulas Moyzes, composer, dies at 71 
1944
Tadeusz Skarzynski, Nie damy ziemi, skad nasz ród 
1945
Florence Hale, Jones' Hypnotic Eye 
1946
Kate Bruce, The Fugitive 
1947
Joseph Hardstaff, cricket (311 runs in 5 Tests for Eng 1907-08), dies 
1948
Sabahattin Ali, Azap yolu 
1949
Herman Lantz, Gustaf Wasa, Part One 
1949
Neal Hart, Butterfly Range 
1949
Francesco Pasinetti, Il canale degli angeli 
1950
Jean-Georges Auriol, The Cheat 
1950
Allan Murnane, The Black Stork 
1950
Florence Nash, The Women 
1951
Simon Barere, pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall 
1951
Charles Willumsen, Paradise Lost 
1952
Bernard F Lyot, Fren astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55 
1953
Jean Epstein, French director (Vive la Vie), dies at 56 
1953
Jean Epstein, The Fall of the House of Usher 
1953
Frederik Fuglsang, A Trip to Mars 
1954
Hoyt Vandenberg, Wings 
1954
Georges Grey, The Well-Digger's Daughter 
1956
Albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgium ambassador to Tokyo, dies at 82 
1956
Chester Clute, actor (Niagara Falls), dies at 65 
1956
Philippo de Pisis, Italian painter, dies at 59 
1956
Chester Clute, Arsenic and Old Lace 
1956
Kotaro Takamura, Portrait of Chieko 
1956
István Bársony, Hyppolit, the Butler 
1957
Gustaf Hedström, Det är min musik 
1957
Charles Dorety, A Dark Horse 
1957
Ara Gerald, The White Angel 
1957
Thomas Rea, Thunder Island 
1958
Josei Toda, Japanese second president of the Buddhist association Soka Gakkai (b. 1900) 
1958
Tudor Davies, Mozart 
1959
Benjamin Christensen, Danish actor (Barnet, Mockery), dies at 79 
1959
Benjamin Christensen, Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages 
1959
Raymond Longford, The Sentimental Bloke 
1959
Henri Hillinck, King Kong 
1960
John Charlesworth, A Christmas Carol 
1960
Edward Churchill, Forced Landing 
1961
August Defresne, Dutch director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67 
1961
Wallingford Riegger, US composer (Bacchangle), dies at 75 
1961
Wallingford Riegger, Arias and Arabesques 
1961
Amos Anderson, Episode dated 27 January 1959 
1961
Robert L. Carson, The Adventures of Kathlyn 
1963
Lyubomir Bobchevski, Lyubimetz 13 
1965
Renzo Bossi, composer, dies at 81 
1965
Nils Kihlberg, Örlogsmän 
1966
Cecil Scott Forester, English author (Horatio Hornblower), dies at 66 
1969
Fortunio Bonanova, actor (My Best Gal, Havana Rose), dies at 74 
1972
Gil Hodges, manager (NY Mets), dies of heart attack at 57 
1972
Franz Halder, German general (b. 1884) 
1972
Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Japanese Martial Arts Grandmaster (b. 1887) 
1973
Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor 
1974
Douglass Dumbrille, actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), dies at 84 
1974
Georges Pompidou, French President (1969-1974) and Prime Minister (1962-1968), dies in Paris at 62 
1975
Everett A. Hughes, Wait Until Dark 
1976
Ray Teal, actor (Sheriff Roy Coffee-Bonanza), dies at 74 
1976
Ray Teal, Judgment at Nuremberg 
1976
Taos Amrouche, Ramparts of Clay 
1978
Gloria Dawn, The Mango Tree 
1979
Carroll D Rosenbloom, LA Rams president, dies at 72 
1979
Ivan Barrow, cricketer (11 Tests for West Indies 1930-39), dies 
1980
Dick Howorth, cricketer (England slow lefty all-rounder late 40's), dies 
1980
Edmund Burns, The Princess from Hoboken 
1982
Howard Whalen, Ark 
1982
Sam Coslow, Shutter Island 
1983
Clara Nunes, Rush 
1984
Gösta Kjellertz, Queen for a Night 
1984
Dina Perbellini, Seconda B 
1984
Frank Crawshaw, Planet of Giants 
1985
Koba Kinsbergen, De levende ladder 
1985
Leonid Nedovich, Vid na zhitelstvo 
1985
John Fernald, Crime and Punishment 
1985
Charles Midgely, The Silent Enemy 
1985
John-Michael Tebelak, Godspell 
1985
Alexandre Rignault, Eyes Without a Face 
1985
Edward Rauch, Teddy Bear 
1985
Doris Fitton, The Night, the Prowler 
1986
Ramón Ropaín, Un ángel de la calle 
1986
Ica Jurik, A pénzcsináló 
1987
Buddy Rich, drummer/orchestra leader (Away We Go), dies at 69 
1987
Buddy Rich, Whiplash 
1987
R.M. Lumiansky, Gap-Toothed Women 
1987
Harry Watt, Four Desperate Men 
1987
Tadeusz Byrski, Rzeczywistosc 
1988
Anthony Pelissier, The Rocking Horse Winner 
1988
Tani Marsh, Big Jim McLain 
1988
Tani Marsh, From Hell It Came 
1989
Marinko Sebez, Moment 
1989
Curt Barrett, The Female Artillery 
1989
Arnaldo Weiss, A Viagem 
1990
Aldo Fabrizi, actor (Postman Goes to War, Open City), dies at 85 
1990
Asbjørn Toms, De vergeløse 
1990
Vanda Godsell, A Shot in the Dark 
1990
Juanita Fields, Citizen Kane 
1990
Aldo Fabrizi, Rome, Open City 
1991
Martha Merrill, And She Learned About Dames 
1991
Gisa Geert, Hercules 
1991
Gordon Scott, The Dam Busters 
1992
Paula Kelly, American big band singer, dies at 72 
1992
Tomisaburo Wakayama, Japanese actor (b. 1929) 
1992
Aleksandra Dmochowska, Przypadki Piotra S. 
1992
Svatopluk Skládal, Who Wants to Kill Jessie? 
1992
Paula Kelly, Episode dated 30 November 1953 
1992
Tomisaburô Wakayama, Shogun Assassin 
1992
F. Bud Mautino, Pilot 
1993
Eugenie Leontovitch, actress (4 Sons, Homicidal), dies at 93 
1993
Klaas Schenk, Dutch speed skater/coach/father of Ard, dies at 86 
1993
Dea St. Lamont, Coffy 
1993
Michael LaGuardia, All My Children 
1994
Richard Davies, actor (Pvt Buckaroo), dies of heart attack at 79 
1994
Ivo Jurisa, Bravo maestro 
1994
Viktor Filippov, Office Romance 
1994
Betty Furness, The Rabbit 
1994
Richard Davies, Gang Busters 
1995
Hannes Alfven, physicist (Nobel prize), dies at 86 
1995
Harvey Penick, premier golf instructor/author, dies at 90 
1995
Julius Arthur Hemphill, saxophonist, dies at 57 
1995
Harley Wood, Marihuana 
1995
Julius Hemphill, The Big Bang 
1995
Lyn Guild, The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street 
1995
Jimmie Allen, Sky Parade 
1995
Breland Rice, Come Back, Shame 
1996
Günther Strupp, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 
1997
Tomoyuki Tanaka, producer (Godzilla), dies of a stroke at 86 
1997
Yuli Meitus, Ivan 
1997
Tomoyuki Tanaka, Yojimbo 
1997
Michael L. Mannes, The Visitors 
1997
Paulo Freire, Traição Conjugal 
1997
Anthony Bushell, A Night to Remember 
1997
Carlo Böhm, Parte 41 
1997
Annie Hayes, Secrets & Lies 
1997
Éliane de Creus, J'ai l'noir ou Le suicide de Dranem 
1997
Zsolt Durkó, Elégia 
1998
Rob Pilatus, American model and entertainer (Milli Vanilli) (b. 1965) 
1998
Betty Caldwell, Greased Lightning 
1998
Jock Gaynor, The Deathhead Virgin 
1998
Rob Pilatus, The 17th Annual American Music Awards 
1998
Jackie Sardou, Le clan des veuves 
1999
Tadeusz Gasienica-Giewont, Czarci zleb 
1999
Dave Oren Ward, Pariah 
1999
Morey Bernstein, The Search for Bridey Murphy 
1999
Robert Myhrum, Love of Life 
2000
Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (b. 1928) 
2000
Greta Gynt, The Human Monster 
2000
Bunney Brooke, Dawn! 
2001
Charles Daudelin, Canadian artist (b. 1920) 
2001
Jennifer Syme, American actress (b. 1972) 
2001
Eino Ruutsalo, Two Chickens 
2001
Jennifer Syme, Lost Highway 
2001
Margaret Mary Jones, Whistle 
2001
Charles Daudelin, Charles Daudelin 
2002
Levi Celerio, Talusaling 
2002
John R. Pierce, Gateways to the Mind 
2002
Jack Kruschen, The Apartment 
2002
Henry Slesar, One Life to Live 
2002
Richard Lee Porter, The Deadly Spawn 
2002
B.J. Baker, The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant 
2003
Edwin Starr, American singer (b. 1942) 
2003
Harold E. Wooley, Frankenstein's Daughter 
2003
Wolfgang Korruhn, Solotalent 
2003
Michael Wayne, McLintock! 
2003
Edwin Starr, Adventures in Babysitting 
2003
Seymour Friedman, I, Darrin, Take This Witch, Samantha 
2003
György Révész, Trip Around My Cranium 
2003
Kaveh Golestan, Stardust Stricken - Mohsen Makhmalbaf: A Portrait 
2003
Terenci Moix, Episode #1.11 
2004
John Argyris, Greek aeronautical engineer (b. 1913) 
2004
Natasha Kroll, The Hireling 
2004
John Taras, Felia Doubrovska Remembered 
2004
André Cauvin, Black Shadows 
2004
Arthur Halestrap, The Last Tommy 
2005
Pope John Paul II, Polish Roman Catholic Pope (b. 1920) 
2005
Marie Louise Fischer, Women in Hospital 
2005
Edna Osser, Hollywood's Magical Island: Catalina 
2005
Jacques Poitrenaud, Sweet Skin 
2005
Pope John Paul II, The Papal Chase 
2005
Betty Bolton, Balaclava 
2005
Shelly Howard, The Legend of Booger Red 
2006
Nina Schenk von Stauffenberg, German wife of Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg (b. 1913) 
2006
Vladimir Ilin, Hard to Be a God 
2006
Anthony Beaumont-Dark, A Force to Be Reckoned With 
2006
Tod Coakley, Disturbia 
2006
Beverly Beaton, The Bagman 
2006
Vera Sládková, The Train of Childhood and Expectation 
2007
George Sewell, Get Carter 
2007
Charles Boaz, The Land of Oz 
2007
Paul Reed, Who's for Swordfish? 
2007
Ronald Shedlo, Carrington 
2008
Guy McElwaine, The Good Shepherd 
2008
Péter Baczakó, Moscow 1980: Games of the XXII Olympiad 
2008
Johnny Byrne, Episode #1.2 
2008
Miel Van Attenhoven, Vloeken doet 'm sterk... had ik het maar geweten 
2008
Mona Seilitz, Giliap 
2008
Momoko Ishii, Non-chan kumo ni noru 
2008
Mitchell Schaperkotter, Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch 
2009
Bud Shank, I Want to Live! 
2009
Jacqueline Baudrier, Campagne pour l'élection du président de la République 
2009
Rudy Ventura, Que bé que ve l'any que ve 
2009
Frank Springer, With Woman: A Documentary About Women, Midwives and Birth 
2009
Siwa, Os Apavorados 
2010
Mike Cuellar, Cuban baseball player (b. 1937) 
2010
Chris Kanyon, American wrestler (b. 1970) 
2010
Din Beramboi, Duhai si pari-pari 
2010
Mike Zwerin, Life and Nothing But 
2010
James Stellar Jr., Nixon 
2010
Mike Cuellar, Game 4 
2010
Ivadell Carter, Jubilo, Jr. 
2010
Chris Kanyon, WCW Road Wild 
2010
Poul F. Hansen, TV-aktuelt 
2011
George E. Mahlberg, Naked Vengeance 
2011
Jess Osuna, Kramer vs. Kramer 
2011
Bill Varney, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 
2011
Jef Burm, John the Fearless 
2011
Claude Stanush, The Newton Boys 
2011
George Campeau, The Nurse's Secret 
2011
Maria Lomzanka, Seksolatki 
2012
Elizabeth Catlett, American-born Mexican artist, dies at 96 
2012
Dieter Matzka, Deckname Dennis 
2012
Gerald Bestrom, The Conspirator 
2012
Katharina Tüschen, Prinz Friedrich von Homburg 
2012
Allie Clark, Game 2 
2012
Elizabeth Catlett, Eréndira la indomable 
2012
Boleslaw Ciesielski, Przed Minieciem 
2012
Jimmy Little, Night Cries: A Rural Tragedy 
2013
Jesús Franco, Spanish film director and writer, dies from complications from a stroke at 82 
2013
Deanne Barkley, The Ordeal of Bill Carney 
2013
Cezary Lagiewski, Koniec naszego swiata 
2013
Stan Isaacs, :03 from Gold 
2013
Bohdan Drozdowski, Koniec nocy 
2013
Ed Levitt, Bambi 
2013
Berta Moncayo, Carmen, la que contaba 16 años 
2013
Umberto Scapagnini, Episode #15.7 
2013
Jane Henson, Sam and Friends 
2013
Mustapha Toumi, Echebka 
2013
Ivo Paukert, Hastrman 
2013
Jesús Franco, Killer Barbys 
2013
Chuck Fairbanks, New England Patriots vs. Cleveland Browns 
2013
Milo O'Shea, Romeo and Juliet 
2013
Henryk Wasilewski, Kobieta samotna 
2014
Pierre J. Capretz, Leçon 2 
2014
Glyn Jones, The Space Museum 
2014
Milos Mikeln, Bratovscina Sinjega galeba 
2014
Urs Widmer, Jeanmaire - Ein Stück Schweiz 
2014
Richard Brick, Sweet and Lowdown 
2014
Alfonso Bayard, Rumbo a peor 
2014
Gustavo Rodríguez, Death at Dawn 
2014
Everett De Roche, Road Games 
2014
Sandy Grossman, Super Bowl XVIII 
2015
Fillie Lyckow, Episode #1.14 
2015
Doug Sax, The Black Crowes: Freak 'N' Roll... Into the Fog 
2015
Tom Towles, Night of the Living Dead 
2015
Leandro Vale, Tricheurs 
2015
Robert H. Schuller, One in Ten/Name of the Game/The Chieftains/Crystal Cathedral Split/Eric McCormack/On the Road 
2015
Evelyn Starks, Ghost 
2015
Abdelhadi Tazi, Atlantean 
2015
Barbara Sass, Temptation 
2015
Ricardo Della Rosa, Alex Cross 
2015
Steve Stevaert, Episode #1.8 
2015
Manoel de Oliveira, To Each His Own Cinema 
2015
Olga Sawicka, Uczta Baltazara 
2015
Ben Meisner,  
2015
Wally Cassell, White Heat 
2015
Robert Blair Kaiser, RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy 
2015
Hayley Okines, 7 Going on 70 
2015
Dennis Marks, Porgy and Bess 
2016
Denise Robertson, This Morning's Agony Aunt, dies aged 83 
2016
Ian Britton: Former Chelsea and Burnley midfielder dies aged 61 
2016
Hardline Hungarian communist Bela Biszku dies aged 94 
2016
Hans-Dietrich Genscher: former German foreign minister dies aged 89 
2016
Sherlock Holmes actor Douglas Wilmer dies aged 96 from pneumonia 
2017
Legendary Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko dies aged 84 
2017
South African anti-apartheid leader Ahmed Kathrada dies aged 87 
2018
Steven Bochco, creator of Hill Street Blues, dies at 74 
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