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Notable Deaths on April 21st

1910Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Huckleberry Finn), dies at 74

1918Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], German pilot dies after his plane his shot down at 25

April 21st Deaths
Date Event
1073
Alexander II, [Anselmo da Baggio], Pope (1061-73), dies 
1109
Anselmus, philosopher/archbishop of Canterbury, dies 
1142
Pierre Abélard, French writer (b. 1079) 
1329
Frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1282) 
1509
Henry VII, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509), dies at 52 
1551
Oda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510) 
1552
Peter Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German astronomer, dies at 50 
1557
Petrus Apianus, German mathematician (b. 1495) 
1574
Cosimo de Medici, Italian duke of Toscane, dies at about 54 
1652
Pietro Della Valle, composer, dies at 66 
1696
Andres de Sola, composer, dies at 61 
1699
Jean Racine, French dramatist (b. 1639) 
1699
Jean Racine, Mitridate, re di Ponto 
1701
Asano Naganori, Japanese warlord (b. 1667) 
1719
Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and historian (b. 1640) 
1720
Antoine Hamilton, French writer (b. 1646) 
1722
Robert Beverley, Jr., historian of Colonial Virginia (b. 1673) 
1730
Jan Palfijn, Flemish physician/inventor (forceps), dies at 79 
1736
Frans Eugenius, duke/prince of Savoye, dies at 72 
1780
Ferdinand Zellbell, composer, dies at 60 
1792
Tiradentes, Brazilian revolutionary (b. 1746) 
1793
John Michell, English seismologist (b. 1724) 
1815
Joseph Winston, U.S. Congressman from North Carolina (b. 1746) 
1825
Johann Friedrich Pfaff, German mathemattician (b. 1765) 
1852
Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (b. 1787) 
1868
Henry James O'Farrell, Australian would-be assassin of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh 
1871
Elisabeth Grube, writer, dies 
1878
Temistocle Solera, composer, dies at 62 
1878
Temistocle Solera, Giovanna d'Arco 
1898
Louis Theodore Gouvy, composer, dies at 78 
1899
Heinrich Kiepert, German cartographer/geographer, dies at 80 
1900
Heinrich Vogl, composer, dies at 55 
1910
Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Huckleberry Finn), dies at 74 
1910
Mark Twain, Tom and Huck 
1913
Robert V. Ferguson, Venus and Adonis 
1916
Guy Rathbone, Julius Caesar 
1917
F.C. Burnand, Cox and Box 
1918
"Red Baron", [Manfred von Richtofen], shot down in WW I at 25 
1918
Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], German pilot dies after his plane his shot down at 25 
1918
Manfred von Richthofen,  
1919
Jules Védrines, Max dans les airs 
1922
Alessandro Moreschi, Italian castrato (b. 1858) 
1922
Charles Arling, Back to God's Country 
1924
Eleanora Duse, Ital actress (La Gioconda, La Locandiera), dies at 64 
1924
Eleonora Duse, Cenere 
1924
Marie Corelli, Leaves Out of the Book of Satan 
1925
Alphonse Winckler, The Messers. Lumière at Cards 
1926
Alva Garbo, En lyckoriddare 
1929
Mrs. W.K. Clifford, Eve's Lover 
1930
Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress (Mother), dies at 79 
1930
Robert S Bridges, poet laureate (Testament of beauty), dies at 85 
1933
Joseph Kilgour, Janice Meredith 
1935
Byron Douglas, The Plunger 
1935
George Farren, The Cinderella Man 
1935
J. Gordon Russell, Tumbleweeds 
1935
Russell Gordon, Rounding Up the Law 
1935
Millard Webb, Glorifying the American Girl 
1936
Alexandria Carlisle, The Tides of Fate 
1938
Muhammad Iqbal, Brt E Indies lawyer/Pakistan national hero, dies at 65 
1938
Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet (b. 1877) 
1939
Herman Finck, composer, dies at 66 
1939
Leo Dryden, The Entertainer 
1939
Joe Young, King Kong 
1939
Herman Finck, The Fourth War 
1940
Timothy O'Donnell, Love My Dog 
1940
Richard Robles, Lost Horizon 
1941
Adlersfeld-Ballestrem, The White Roses of Ravensberg 
1941
Arthur Kraußneck, The Chronicles of the Gray House 
1941
Harold B. Franklin, The Villain Still Pursued Her 
1942
C.M. Hallard, The Pauper Millionaire 
1942
Monte Brewer, Mr. Dynamite 
1943
Alfred Hall, Pretty Dolly 
1944
Neil Porter, Gallows Glorious 
1945
John Poston, British major/Montgomery's ADC, dies in battle at 25 
1945
Hanne Mertens, Ich verweigere die Aussage 
1946
Robert Graham, cricketer (3 wkts for S Afr in 2 Tests 1898-99), dies 
1946
John Maynard Keynes, English economist (b. 1883) 
1946
John Maynard Keynes,  
1947
William Lord Wright, The Indians Are Coming 
1947
J.C. Nugent, Wise Girls 
1948
Carlos Lopez Buchardo, composer, dies at 66 
1948
W.P. Mathewson, The Grapes of Wrath 
1949
Freddy Anderson, Halfway to Heaven 
1950
Adam Wieniawski, Straszny dwór 
1950
Frederic R. Bechdolt, Thieves' Gold 
1951
Ivar Kåge, A Guest Is Coming 
1952
Leslie Banks, actor (Henry V, 21 Days, Eye Witness), dies at 61 
1952
[Richard] Stafford Cripps, Engl min of Plane-manufacturing, dies at 62 
1952
Stafford Cripps, Robinson Charley 
1952
Leslie Banks, The Man Who Knew Too Much 
1952
Willy Mullens, Strand te Blankenberge 
1953
Emmett King, God of Mankind 
1954
Anton De Verdier, Doctor Nicholson and the Blue Diamond 
1955
Philippa Frederiksen, Champagneruset 
1956
Charles MacArthur, American writer (b. 1895) 
1956
Angelo Dibona, Cavalieri della montagna 
1956
Charles MacArthur, His Girl Friday 
1957
Andrew Leigh, The Curse of Frankenstein 
1958
Giulio Neri, Rigoletto 
1958
Clare Kummer, Harmony at Home 
1960
Marcello Giorda, The Great War 
1960
Fred Howard, Rain 
1961
James Melton, opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57 
1961
James Melton, The James Melton Show 
1962
Frederick Handley Page, designer of 1st big airplane (40 seats), dies 
1962
Bob Wickersham, Imagination 
1963
Marcel Delaître, Le Corbeau: The Raven 
1965
Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72 
1965
Tom Connors Jr., What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 
1966
Harry Hilliard, Romeo and Juliet 
1967
Andre L Danjon, French astronomer, dies at 77 
1967
Shinpei Takagi, Seven Samurai 
1968
Norman Demuth, composer, dies at 69 
1968
Toby Halicki, car-crash film producer 48, killed shooting stunt 
1971
Edmund Lowe, actor (Front Page Detective), dies at 81 
1971
Francois "Doc" Duvalier, dictator of Haiti, dies at 64 
1972
Sergey Tikhonov, Delovye lyudi 
1972
Ezio D'Errico, Cortocircuito 
1973
Ursula Jeans, actress (Cavalcade, Over the Moon), dies at 66 
1973
Arthur Fadden, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894) 
1974
Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (b. 1895) 
1975
Jack Allan Westrup, composer, dies at 70 
1975
Rex Moore, Shane 
1977
Gummo [Milton] Marx, US comic (Marx Brothers), dies at 84 
1977
Joe Garland, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader 
1978
Sandy Denny, country singer, dies at 37 
1978
Jerry Stagg, Fight for the Title 
1978
Sandy Denny, Crush 
1980
Aleksandr Oparin, Russian biochemist (b. 1894) 
1980
Sohrab Sepehri, Persian poet and painter (b. 1928) 
1981
Harry Lee, cricketer (scored 18 & 1 in only Test for England), dies 
1981
Eddie Sauter, Mickey One 
1982
Joe Sawyer, actor (Biff O'Hara-Adventures of Rin Tin Tin), dies at 80 
1982
Joe Sawyer, The Killing 
1983
George Khoury, Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy 
1983
Walter Slezak, One Life to Live 
1984
Marcel Janco, Dada 
1984
Manuel Mujica Láinez, De la misteriosa Buenos Aires 
1984
Arthur S. Hyman, Huddle 
1985
Rudi Gernreich, US designer (miniskirt), dies at 62 
1985
Tancredo Neves, president-elect of Brazil, dies at 75 
1985
Foster Hewitt, Canadian radio pioneer (b. 1902) 
1985
Irving Mills, The Shawshank Redemption 
1985
Elinor von Wallerstein, Rotkäppchen 
1985
Joe Hembus, Bomber & Paganini 
1985
Rudi Gernreich, Exodus 
1985
John Welsh, Krull 
1985
Tancredo Neves, The JK Years: A Political Trajectory 
1986
Salah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist (b.1930) 
1986
Sylvia Meredith, The Enemy Above 
1986
Marjorie Eaton, Mary Poppins 
1987
Edith S Green, (Rep-D-Ore), dies at 77 
1987
Danton Ferrero, The Secret Seven 
1987
Poul Nordstrøm, Take What You Want 
1988
I.A.L. Diamond, Some Like It Hot 
1988
Adam Matejka, The Shop on Main Street 
1988
Fritz Bartholdt, Die Reise nach Sundevit 
1989
James Kirkwood, actor/writer (Devil's Holiday), dies at 64 
1989
Princess Dukhye of Korea (b. 1912) 
1989
Gerard Hartkamp, Hendrik IV 
1989
James Kirkwood Jr., A Chorus Line 
1989
Tommy Thompson, The Complete History of the Philadelphia Eagles 
1990
Johnny Beagley, winner of two 1942 World Series games, dies 
1990
Erté, French artist (b. 1892) 
1990
Erté, The Restless Sex 
1990
Pavla Marsálková, Closely Watched Trains 
1991
Richard Bolling, (Rep-D-Missouri), dies at 74 
1991
Willi Boskovsky, Austrian conductor (new years concert), dies at 81 
1991
Ilija Miletin, Karbon 
1991
Willi Boskovsky, Drop Dead Gorgeous 
1991
Patty Ann Gerrity, The Trouble with Angels 
1991
Scotty Harrel, Little Joe, the Wrangler 
1992
Robert Harris, murderer, executed in Calif's gas chamber at 39 
1992
Vladimir K Romanov, Grand Duke/Rus pretender to the throne, dies at 74 
1992
Giovanna Galletti, Last Tango in Paris 
1992
Böske Sándor, Örökkön-örökké 
1992
Väinö Linna, Here, Beneath the North Star 
1992
Ida Versényi, Mephisto 
1992
Clarence Badger Jr., Where's My Wandering Boy Tonight? 
1992
Massimo Mida, Ai margini della metropoli 
1993
Hal Schumacher, baseball pitcher, dies at 82 
1993
Hal Schaffel, Midnight Cowboy 
1993
Galeazzo Benti, Io e mia sorella 
1993
Roman Vcelák, Mrtvý les 
1994
Clement Merk, animal trainer, dies at 93 
1994
Dirk Harvey, Harum Scarum 
1994
Raúl Soldi, Celos 
1994
Stefan Topaldjikoff, Nevidimiyat Mirko 
1994
Jacek Stwora, Kalosze szczescia 
1994
Walter Pinto, Bububu no Bobobó 
1994
Edmond Keosayan, Neulovimye mstiteli 
1994
Barry Fell, Introduction to INY-272 
1994
Ruth Hiatt, Family Life 
1995
Robert Elliott Storey Wyatt, cricketer, dies at 93 
1995
Stafford Heginbotham, toymaker/Football Club Chairman, dies at 61 
1995
Tessie O'Shea, Bedknobs and Broomsticks 
1995
Milan Panic, Koraci kroz magle 
1996
A H Kardar, cricketer (3 Tests for India & 23 for Pak 1946-58), dies 
1996
Dzhokhar Dudayev, separatist leader and President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria (1991), dies at 52 
1996
Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, oddsmaker/sportscaster (CBS), dies at 76 
1996
Robert Hersant, press baron, dies at 76 
1996
Rodney Meredith Thomas, architect/painter, dies at 93 
1996
Zora Arkus-Duntov, engineer, dies at 86 
1996
Luigi Pistilli, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 
1996
Salah Zulfikar, Soft Hands 
1996
Jimmy 'The Greek' Snyder, Jimmy 'The Greek' Snyder 
1996
Harry Fuß, Marika 
1997
Andres Rodriguez, Paraguayan president (1989-93), dies 
1997
Diosdado Macapagal, President of the Philippines (1961-65), dies aged 86 
1997
Shizeng Xinma, Wan e yin wei shou 
1997
Hellin Auvinen-Salmi, Milka - A Film About Taboos 
1997
Luitgard Im, Judith 
1998
Jean Francois Lyotard, French philosopher and sociologist (b. 1924) 
1998
Peter Lind Hayes, The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. 
1998
József Gáti, Richard III 
1998
Ronald M. Cohen, Call to Glory 
1998
Gregory Munroe, Alternative 3 
1998
Helen Ward, Will Osborne and His Orchestra 
1998
Irene Vernon, Witch or Wife 
1999
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, American actor and musician (b. 1904) 
1999
Ingrid Ohlenschläger, Raum-Bredullje 
1999
Fred McKinnon, Eddie Murphy: Delirious 
1999
Doreen Lang, The Birds 
1999
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Wings 
1999
Liz Tilberis, Catwalk 
2000
Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (b. 1929) 
2000
Al Purdy, At the Quinte Hotel 
2000
Neal Matthews Jr., Buffalo Gun 
2000
Nigar Sultana, Mughal-E-Azam 
2000
Anatoliy Ivanov, Day of Wrath 
2000
Kristine Cameron, Mahogany 
2000
Gunther Gerszo, Under the Volcano 
2001
Jack Haley Jr., That's Entertainment! 
2001
Tamara Altseva, Vysokaya nagrada 
2001
Ulla Poulsen, Den kloge Mand 
2002
Sam Dente, Game 4 
2002
David Wood, Martha Graham: An American Original in Performance 
2002
Jeremiah J. Cogburn, A Meaningful Life 
2002
Edna Miller, She-Man: A Story of Fixation 
2002
Terry Walsh, Who Framed Roger Rabbit 
2003
Nina Simone, American singer and pianist (b. 1933) 
2003
Jack McGee, Best Foot Forward 
2003
Aleksander Gawronski, Wielkie rzeczy: Siec 
2003
Del Armstrong, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids 
2003
Nina Simone, The Big Lebowski 
2004
Mary McGrory, American journalist (b. 1918) 
2004
Mary McGrory, The Kennedys: The Curse of Power 
2004
Tommy Yeardye, The Long Haul 
2004
M.J. Bogdanowicz, Friday the 13th Part III 
2004
Mary Selway, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 
2004
Michaela Scheday, Rozznjogd 
2004
Robert L. Smith, Get Your Stuff 
2004
Vivi Ancher, Panic in Paradise 
2005
Gerry Marshall, British racing driver (b. 1941) 
2005
Jimmy Thompson, Carry on Cruising 
2005
Anna Mae Bilson, Our Gang 
2005
Bob Gardiner, Closed Mondays 
2005
Cliff Montgomery, Hollywood Newsreel 
2005
Valeriano Andrés, Story of a Kiss 
2006
T.K. Ramakrishnan, Indian politician (b. 1922) 
2006
Telê Santana, Brazilian football manager (b. 1931) 
2006
Telê Santana, Futebol 
2006
Vittorio De Sisti, The Private Lesson 
2007
Lobby Loyde, Australian guitarist and songwriter (b. 1941) 
2007
Jill Richards, The Big Baby Contest 
2007
Charles Stuart Blackton, The Littlest Scout 
2007
Franklyn Boyd, Goldenrod 
2007
Jan Tadeusz Stanislawski, Ped do wiedzy 
2007
Emilio Messina, Les seins de glace 
2007
Pál Palásti, Nevezz csak Cucinak! 
2007
Parry O'Brien, Episode #9.26 
2007
Lucille McNames, The Albany Branch 
2007
Jef van den Berg, De dame en de knecht 
2007
Erica Cassetti, Tarzan 
2007
Lobby Loyde, Bandstand 
2007
Boscoe Holder, The Intruder 
2007
Art Saaf, Adventures Into Digital Comics 
2008
Al Wilson, American singer (b. 1939) 
2008
Claude Veillot, The Old Gun 
2008
Tibor Komáromi, Werckmeister Harmonies 
2008
Gustl Weishappel, Das Kamel geht durch das Nadelöhr 
2008
Clyde Martin, The Only Way Home 
2008
Monna Bell, Las recién casadas 
2008
Al Wilson, Blood Ties 
2008
Darell L. Garretson, Mixed Company 
2008
Adelina Campos, José do Telhado 
2008
Mihajlo Mijuskovic, Tajni agent Izzy 
2008
Aaron Shearer, Aaron Shearer: A Life with the Guitar 
2008
Carmem Silva, Margarette's Feast 
2009
Jack Jones, The Human Face of Labour 
2009
Santha Rama Rau, A Passage to India 
2009
Tony Johnson, The Screaming Skull 
2009
Vivian Maier, Finding Vivian Maier 
2010
Gustav Lorentzen, Norwegian singer-songwriter (b. 1947) 
2010
Juan Antonio Samaranch, International Olympic Committee president (b. 1920) 
2010
Gustav Lorentzen, Episode #6.5 
2010
Edna Tromans, On Golden Pond 
2010
Kathleen Fleming, L'encerclement - La démocratie dans les rets du néolibéralisme 
2010
Danny Street, Tiara Tahiti 
2010
Juan Antonio Samaranch, Sydney 2000: Games of the XXVII Olympiad 
2010
Jean Le Bitoux, Le gai tapant 
2010
David Myerscough-Jones, The Hawk 
2010
Whitney Harris, Liberation & Revenge 
2010
Margery Marston, Tarzan and the Amazons 
2010
Margery Fife, Tarzan and the Amazons 
2010
Jean Dewever, The Honors of War 
2011
Ashley Nwosu, Keeping Close 
2011
Tine Bryld, Comedy kuren 
2011
Bob Asklöf, Quand les filles se déchaînent 
2011
Zorica Ratarov, The Misfit Brigade 
2011
Godfrey Philipp, Adventure Island 
2011
Yoshiko Tanaka, Black Rain 
2011
Ken Kostick, What's for Dinner? 
2012
Charles Colson, Nixon adviser (Watergate), dies from a brain hemorrhage at 80 
2012
Morten A. Korch, Dales Skæbne 
2012
Harold Phox, A Day in the Death of Donny B 
2012
Charles Higham, The Trouble with Merle 
2012
Marilù Parolini, Love on the Ground 
2012
Albert Falco, The Silent World 
2012
Charles Colson, Faith in the Big House 
2012
Heinrich Pachl, The Hidden Word 
2012
Leonid Menaker, Zaveshchaniye professora Douelya 
2012
Bernie Landis, While You Were Sleeping 
2012
Gwen Crawford, Here Come the Waves 
2012
Doris Betts, Violet 
2012
Alan F. Milair, American Scary 
2013
Leopold Engleitner, Austrian Holocaust survivor, dies at 107 
2013
Jean-Michel Damase, Term of Trial 
2013
Christina Amphlett, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 
2013
Swami Kriyananda, Finding Happiness 
2013
Norman Borisoff, To the Very End 
2013
Douglas Mounce, That Summer! 
2013
Shakuntala Devi, For Straights Only 
2014
Arlene McQuade, Fight for the Title 
2014
Aleksandr Lenkov, Little Vera 
2014
Daniel Anker, Scottsboro: An American Tragedy 
2014
Ramón Pons, Broken Embraces 
2014
Win Tin, Children of the Peacock 
2014
Craig Hill, All About Eve 
2014
Günter Walbeck, Die Zeugin 
2015
Mary Doyle Keefe, the model in the Famed 'Rosie the Riveter' Painting, dies at 92 
2015
Tinkerbell the Dog, Bowden Family 
2015
Werner Leismann, Episode #1.59 
2015
Michel Puterflam, Brotherhood of the Wolf 
2015
Bakhtyar Khudojnazarov, Luna Papa 
2015
Jan Matyjaszkiewicz, Pozarowisko 
2015
Ferenc Konrád, Montreal 1976: Games of the XXI Olympiad 
2015
Betsy von Furstenberg, Another World 
2015
Steve Byrnes, 2008 NASCAR Daytona 500 
2015
Sydney Radley-Walters, In Desperate Battle: Normandy 1944 
2016
Ex-WWE wrestling star Chyna dies aged 45 
2016
Teen Wolf director Rod Daniel dies, aged 73 
2016
Victoria Wood: British comedian dies aged 62 
2017
'Hell's Kitchen' Chef Paulie Giganti Found Dead Aged 36 
2017
Cuba Gooding Sr Dead: Cuba Gooding Jr's Dad Dies, Aged 72 
2018
Swedish Electronic Dance Music DJ Avicii Dies At 28 
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