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Notable Deaths on April 24th

1942Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables), dies at 67

1731Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), dies at about 70

2004Estée Lauder, American cosmetics entrepreneur (b. 1906)

1986Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], British King Edward VIII abdicated for her, dies at 89

April 24th Deaths
Date Event
624
Mellitus, third Archbishop of Canterbury 
709
Wilfrid, English bishop and saint, dies at about 76 
729
Egbert[us], English bishop/saint, dies in Iona at 89 
1077
Geza I, King of Hungary (1074-7), dies 
1185
Antoku Taira, emperor of Japan (1180-85), drowns 
1338
Marquis Theodore I of Montferrat (b. 1291) 
1530
Jacopo Sannazaro, Italian poet (De partu Virginis), dies 
1617
Carlo Concino, French marquis of Ancre/state advisor, murdered 
1622
Fidelis of Sigmaringen, Swiss friar, martyr, and saint (b. 1577) 
1656
Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician and physicist (b. 1561) 
1731
Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), dies at about 70 
1731
Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe 
1736
Prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian general (b. 1663) 
1758
Florian Wrastill, composer, dies at 41 
1776
Carolus van de Abeele, Flemish Jesuit, dies at 84 
1776
Giuseppi Paolucci, composer, dies at 49 
1779
Eleazar Wheelock, American founder of Dartmouth College (b. 1711) 
1824
Herman Muntinghe, theologist (History of Mankind), dies at 71 
1827
Pierre Joseph Candielle, composer, dies at 82 
1848
Francois van Campenhout, Belgian composer (Brabanconne), dies at 69 
1850
Louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer, dies at 70 
1852
Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (b. 1783) 
1855
Walenty Karol Kratzer, composer, dies at 75 
1875
Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer, dies at 58 
1883
Jules Sandeau, Le gendre de Monsieur Poirier 
1891
Count Helmuth K B von Moltke, Prussian gen/fieldmarshal, dies 
1900
George J D Campbell, Brit min of Indies (1868-74, 80-85), dies at 76 
1904
Friedrich Siemens, German industrial, dies at 77 
1904
William Pittenger, The General 
1912
Justin M'Carthy, politician/novelist (Miss Misanthrope), dies at 81 
1917
Oskar Blumenthal, writer, dies 
1917
Oskar Blumenthal, Im weißen Rössl - Wehe Du singst! 
1919
Nella Bergen, The Summer Girl 
1920
Fritz Sterler, The General's Children 
1922
Richard Batka, composer, dies at 53 
1924
George Street, English cricket wicket keeper (1 Test 1923), dies 
1924
G. Stanley Hall, American psychologist (b. 1844) 
1927
Robert Steidl, Auf der Radrennbahn in Friedenau 
1928
Ferdinand B Hummel, composer, dies at 72 
1928
Ferdinand Hummel, Schwert und Herd 
1928
Erwin Kopp, Tischlein deck dich, Eselein streck dich, Knüppel aus dem Sack 
1931
Davit Kldiashvili, Samanishvilis dedinatsvali 
1934
Emile Chautard, The Blind Sculptor 
1935
Paul Klengel, composer, dies at 80 
1936
Alphons Diepenbrock, composer, dies at 73 
1936
Bernard van Dieren, composer, dies at 51 
1936
Emil Artur Longen, Pokusení paní Antonie 
1937
Lucy Beaumont, The Crowd 
1937
Colin Chase, The Range War 
1938
George Grey Barnard, American sculptor (b. 1863) 
1939
John Foulds, composer, dies at 58 
1939
John Foulds, Åsa-Nisse på jaktstigen 
1940
S.S. Simon, The Barker 
1940
Mrs. Norman T. Chaney, Railroadin' 
1942
Karin Boye, Swedish author (b. 1900) 
1942
Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables), dies at 67 
1942
Leonid Kulik, Russian Minerologist (Tunguska meteor site) dies of typhus in a Nazi prison camp at 58 
1942
Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea 
1942
Mike Behegan, Block-Heads 
1942
Mario Giannini, L'ebbrezza del cielo 
1943
Gerardus H de Hare, socialist vicar, dies at 63 
1944
William Stephens, U.S. political figure (b. 1859) 
1944
George Ferguson, The Bruiser 
1945
Anton de Kom, Suriname resistance fighter, dies at 47 
1945
Hubert Bath, composer, dies at 61 
1945
Marian Kiernicki, Vampires of Warsaw 
1945
Hubert Bath, The 39 Steps 
1945
Sidney Algier, A Shriek in the Night 
1946
Alina Gryficz-Mielewska, Lokaj 
1946
William Gillis, When Paris Green Saw Red 
1947
Willa Cather, American writer (b. 1873) 
1947
Willa Cather, O Pioneers! 
1948
Joseph Wihtol, composer, dies at 84 
1948
Manuel Marua Ponce, Mexican composer (Ferial), dies at 65 
1948
Rosita Marstini, actress (I Cover Waterfront, Big Parade), dies at 54 
1948
Rosita Marstini, The Big Parade 
1948
Leslie Fuller, Boys Will Be Girls 
1948
Manuel M. Ponce, Nightcrawler 
1949
Monroe Bennett, The Garden of Allah 
1951
Walter Rodgers, The Fifth Wheel 
1951
A.H. Woods, Lonely Wives 
1951
R.H. Bassett, Gone with the Wind 
1952
Hans [Hendrik A] Kramers, physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57 
1952
Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State, dies at 82 
1952
Jaromír John, Vychovatel 
1954
Jerry Horwin, Stormy Weather 
1955
Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer/theater critic, dies at 79 
1955
Hannes Schneider, White Ecstasy 
1955
Alfred Polgar, The Burning Secret 
1955
W.L. Heywood, Sex 
1956
Albrecht G Alt, German theologist (Small Schriften), dies at 72 
1956
Henry Stephenson, actor (Conquest, Mr Lucky), dies at 85 
1956
Yuri Yekelchik, Spring 
1956
Henry Stephenson, Mutiny on the Bounty 
1957
Andries CD de Graeff, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1926-31), dies at 84 
1957
George McGonigle, One Man's Journey 
1957
Harry McClintock, O Brother, Where Art Thou? 
1958
Art Wilson, Queen Christina 
1959
Jef van Hoof, composer, dies at 72 
1959
Paul Sarauw, Hans Onsdagsveninde 
1959
Giovanni Tomatis, Cabiria 
1959
Lillian Castle, Lightning Triggers 
1960
John P "John" Musch, actor/founder (JM), dies at 84 
1960
Maude Allen, Adventures of Red Ryder 
1960
Jan Musch, Dood water 
1961
Lee Moran, actor (Circus Clown), dies of heart ailment at 72 
1961
Lee Moran, Too Many Burglars 
1961
Lillian Snyder, Hearts of Love 
1961
Alfred Williams, Rango 
1961
Arthur J. Beckhard, Curly Top 
1962
Fred Frame, The Crowd Roars 
1963
Claude Orval, Les détectives du dimanche 
1964
Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (b. 1895) 
1965
Louise Dresser, actress (State Fair, Ship Comes In, Mammy), dies at 86 
1965
Louise Dresser, The Scarlet Empress 
1967
Frank Overton, actor (12 O'Clock High), dies at 48 
1967
Vladimir M Komarov, cosmonaut (Voshkod I), dies in Soyuz 1 at 40 
1967
Fred C. Newmeyer, Safety Last! 
1968
Norman McKaye, actor (Untamed Fury, Frogman), dies at 62 
1968
Tommy Noonan, actor (Gentlemen Perfer Blondes), dies at 45 
1974
Bud Abbott, comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 78 
1975
William Hartnell, actor (Jackpot, This Sporting Life), dies at 67 
1976
Mark Tobey, US abstract painter, (Broadway Norm), dies at 85 
1977
Bernhard Thieme, Das hölzerne Kälbchen 
1978
Viktor Gehring, Der Dorfkaplan 
1979
John Carroll, actor (Hired Wife, Fiesta, Geraldine), dies at 72 
1979
Jan Lustig, The Story of Three Loves 
1979
Jerrold Bernstein, Ride Lonesome 
1979
Leopold Ludwig, Der Freischütz 
1980
Alentejo Carpentier, Cuban/Fren writer (Guerra del Tiempo), dies at 75 
1980
Jim Mills, The Galaxy Gift 
1980
Jeanne Martel, Orphan of the Pecos 
1981
Otto Arneth, A Heart's Foul Play 
1982
Sigrid Horne-Rasmussen, Altid ballade 
1982
Jack Painter, Atomic Lady 
1982
Sérgio Buarque de Holanda, Raízes do Brazil - Uma Cinebiografia de Sérgio Buarque de Hollanda 
1982
Boris Andreyev, The Sword and the Dragon 
1983
Rolf Stommelen, German race car driver (b. 1943) 
1983
Jim Mundy, Save the Tiger 
1983
Jimmy Mundy, Hollywood Canteen 
1983
Rolf Stommelen, Le Mans 
1984
Eijirô Yanagi, Red Beard 
1984
Nicholas Bird, Leave It to Me 
1984
Fern Aalbu, Young Man of Manhattan 
1985
Sergei Yutkevich, Russian director, (Otello, Banya), dies at 80 
1985
Sergei Yutkevich, Othello 
1985
Dee Green, Brideless Groom 
1985
Moe Weise, Invitation to Ruin 
1986
Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], British King Edward VIII abdicated for her, dies at 89 
1986
Bill Edrich, cricketer (39 Tests for England), dies 
1986
Sue Mitobe, Red Beard 
1986
Éva Kelemen, A két Bajthay 
1986
José Bianco, Las ratas 
1986
Duchess of Windsor, A King's Story 
1986
Marius Raichi, 1918 
1986
Gerardo Guerrieri, Bicycle Thieves 
1987
Mary Kennedy, A Double-barreled Courtship 
1987
Agustín Irusta, The Other One 
1987
Jörgen Barwe, Anita: Swedish Nymphet 
1987
Henry Murdoch, Return of the Plainsman 
1988
E S "Bob" Newson, cricketer (South African fast bowler in 1930's), dies 
1988
Leonid Rakhmanov, Baltic Deputy 
1988
Germaine Delbat, Oscar 
1988
Clifford D. Simak, The Duplicate Man 
1989
Alfred Milotte, Beaver Valley 
1989
Lee Roberts, Blazing the Overland Trail 
1989
Robert Allen, Drawing Account 
1989
Mickey Finn, Taras Bulba 
1989
Clyde Geronimi, Cinderella 
1990
Joseph Leberman, entertainer, dies 
1990
Tom Rolfing, actor (He Knows You're Alone, Cliff-Another World), dies 
1990
Ruth Moody, Garrison Keillor's Independence Day Special: A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood 
1990
Joseph Leberman, Third Rail 
1990
Endel Pärn, Varastati Vana Toomas 
1990
John Sherrod, Die Hard 
1990
Phil Dike, Fantasia 
1990
Tom Rolfing, Another World 
1991
J de Graaf, ethicus/president church & peace, dies 
1991
Clive Trenchard, The Treasure of Jamaica Reef 
1991
József Máriáss, Episode #1.82 
1991
Christopher Rage, My Masters 
1991
Edward K. Dodds, European Vacation 
1991
Nikita Mikhaylovsky, Love and Lies 
1992
Nils Åsblom, Spekulationer 
1992
Ilse Künkele, Der Attentäter 
1992
Desmond Gill, Stormy Monday 
1992
Wolfram Schaerf, Der spanische Bürgerkrieg 
1993
Oliver R Tambo, chairman (African National Congress), dies at 75 
1993
Roman Toporow, Berlin Express 
1993
Walter Varndal, Der Hochzeitsgast 
1993
Ian Jacob, Beginning of the End 
1993
Andon Pano, Tana 
1993
Elena Dimitrova, Barierata 
1993
Gustl Bayrhammer, Pumuckl und der blaue Klabauter 
1993
Hanna Bielska, Rola 
1994
Christopher Lance, The Young & the Hung 
1994
Wanda Fernandes, Ela E os Homens 
1994
Margot Trooger, Pippi Longstocking 
1995
Douglas Gunsekera, banker, dies at 77 
1995
Johannes Ott, The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse 
1995
Ronald Alexander, Billie 
1995
Ron Alexander, 60 Cycles 
1995
Marie Epstein, Ballerina 
1995
Mel Pape, Caddyshack 
1995
Lou Ambers, The Crowd Roars 
1995
Suzanne Nivette, Rouge et noir 
1995
Iosif Kheifits, The Lady with the Dog 
1996
Donald Cammell, film director, dies at 62 
1996
Erma Bombeck, columnist (Septic Tank is Always Greener), dies 
1996
Preston Lockwood, actor (House of Windsor, Black Candle), dies at 83 
1996
Preston Lockwood, Time Bandits 
1996
Donald Cammell, Performance 
1997
Pat Paulsen, comedian (Smothers Brothers Show), dies at 69 
1997
Charles Frank, Disobedient 
1997
Karel Prior, Nationaal songfestival 
1997
Mike Raven, Crucible of Terror 
1997
Santos Liszko, Land der Väter, Land der Söhne 
1997
Pat Paulsen, Pat Paulsen for President 
1998
Ivan Danilov, Laughter and Grief by the White Sea 
1998
Christiane Rochefort, The Truth 
1998
Mel Powell, A Song Is Born 
1998
Frederic Downs, Days of Our Lives 
1998
Leslie Stevens, Return to the Blue Lagoon 
1999
Arthur Boyd, Arthur Boyd: A Man in Two Worlds 
1999
Nanabhai Bhatt, Bhootnath 
1999
Carl Saxe, What's Up, Doc? 
1999
Carl Sklover, Meet Danny Wilson 
2000
Rhodie Cogan, Catspaw 
2000
Norman Tyrrell, Shut Out the Night 
2000
William Moore, Black Jack 
2000
Susan Stephen, Cocktails in the Kitchen 
2000
Ulla Isaksson, The Virgin Spring 
2000
Sidney Peterson, The Lead Shoes 
2001
Al Hibbler, American singer (b. 1915) 
2001
Leon Sullivan, African-American civil rights leader and pastor (b. 1922) 
2001
Johan Thiersen, Bedroom Mazurka 
2001
R.O. Raimela, Suomi maksaa 
2001
Johnny Valentine, WCW Worldwide Wrestling 
2001
Al Hibbler, Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story 
2001
John Kuharek, Men Who Brought the Dawn 
2001
Majda Potokar, Wild Growth 
2002
Milton Weinstein, General Motors 50th Anniversary Show 
2002
Glenn Leigh Marshall, Raging Bull 
2002
Robert McQueeney, Pilot 
2002
Donald Barton, Buck Fever 
2003
Robert Suhosky, The House Where Evil Dwells 
2003
Gary Sperling, Great Minds Think for Themselves 
2003
Guy Mountfort, Expedition to Bulgaria 
2003
Edwin S. Marks, Being Elmo 
2003
Albert Narkiewicz, Wielki Szu 
2004
Estée Lauder, American cosmetics entrepreneur (b. 1906) 
2004
Tom Carter Jr., Body for Hire: Bodyguard Training Videos 
2004
Richard Svare, Onassis: The Richest Man in the World 
2004
Joe Ferrante, The Rare Breed 
2004
Frankie Scott, The Overnight 
2004
Ashley N. Lance, The Keeper 
2004
José Giovanni, The Hole 
2004
Othman Abdul Menem, El-Bahr Bi-Yedhak Ley 
2004
Robert McBain, A Fish Called Wanda 
2004
Mahmoud Moursy, Last Night 
2004
Ben Ross, Marilyn Monroe: Still Life 
2004
Vladimir Bychkov, Rusalochka 
2005
Ezer Weizman, President of Israel (b. 1924) 
2005
Fei Xiaotong, Chinese sociologist (b. 1910) 
2005
Howard Benedict, Moon Shot 
2005
Niyazi Er, Kanli Nigar 
2005
Ubo Groenier, Per ongeluk 
2005
John Dodds, Legends of the Fall 
2005
Francis Bay, Lize Marke: Internationaal 
2005
Antonín Novotný, V tom domecku pod Emauzy 
2005
Arkadiy Vayner, Vizit k Minotavru 
2005
Adelle August, Julesburg 
2005
Jack Gleason, Private Benjamin 
2005
Ebbe Kløvedal Reich, Del 1 
2005
Gus Wing, Navy Seals 
2006
Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1927) 
2006
Moshe Teitelbaum, Hassidic rabbi (b. 1914) 
2006
Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940) 
2006
Laszlo Jenei, Freedom's Fury 
2006
Peter Ellis, Natural Born Killer 
2006
Sibby Sisti, The Natural 
2006
Erik Bergman, Osa IX Elämän näyttämöitä 1958-1966 
2006
Erik Bergman, Stella Polaris 
2006
Gary Gillingham, Hellboy 
2006
Helena Rosenkranz, Kehraus 
2006
Anthony Papafio, Sanders of the River 
2006
Bonnie Owens, The Sapphires 
2007
Lawson J. Deming, Sir Graves Ghastly Presents 
2007
József Madaras, The Red and the White 
2007
Roy Jenson, Chinatown 
2007
Yanis Chimaras, Rosa Campos, provinciana 
2008
Charles O. Lynch, Chapter II 
2008
Jimmy Giuffre, The Wild One 
2008
Fedor Skubonja, Crvena zastava - Krusevac 
2008
James Day, Myrna Loy 
2008
Kenneth Keith Kallenbach, Real TV 
2008
Tristram Cary, The Ladykillers 
2008
Margit Seeber, Gipfelkreuz 
2008
Tom Shaw, The Dead 
2009
John Michell, British writer, (b. 1933) 
2009
Sixto Palavecino, La savia del algarrobo 
2009
Hubert Fabian Kulterer, Before Sunrise 
2009
John Michell, Much Ado About Something 
2009
Bernard Haller, For intérieur 
2010
Wojciech Siemion, Niezawodny system 
2010
Alberto Mariscal, Todo por nada 
2010
Bo Hansson, Agent 0,5 och Kvarten - fattaruväl! 
2011
Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru, spiritual figure (b. 1926) 
2011
Marie-France Pisier, French actress (b. 1944) 
2011
Sathya Sai Baba, Balu 
2011
Nancy Klein, 300 
2011
Madame Nhu, America's Mandarin: 1954-1963 
2011
Marie-France Pisier, Love on the Run 
2011
Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley, Brother Bear 
2011
Marvin Eisenman, Gary Cooper: American Life, American Legend 
2012
Jack Lynn, Yentl 
2012
William Chapman, The Hard-Boiled Canary 
2012
Michael French, Pretty Woman 
2012
Beverly Setlowe, Too Young to Die? 
2012
Seiki Tsuchida, Under the Same Moon 
2012
Amos Vogel, Film as a Subversive Art: Amos Vogel and Cinema 16 
2012
Ubaldo De Lío, Invasion 
2012
Travis Walters, Dunny 
2012
C. Lindsay Workman, The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear 
2012
Wim Hoddes, Turkish Delight 
2013
Laurie Kay, Africa Express 
2013
Larry Felser, O.J. Simpson: Juice on the Loose 
2014
Hans Hollein, The Venice Project 
2014
Ricardo Bauleo, The Curious Dr. Humpp 
2014
Konstantin Orbelyan, Road to the Stage 
2014
Danny Skundric, Batman 
2014
Philip Lejeune,  
2014
Constantsa Tirtseu, Gnev 
2014
Jane Peter, Chez bompa lawijt 
2014
Tadeusz Rózewicz, Opadly liscie z drzew 
2015
Fred Rai, Wer zweimal stirbt 
2015
Sid Tepper, Blue Hawaii 
2015
Marisa Eve Girawong,  
2015
Val E. Lewton, Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows 
2015
Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, Les difficiles débuts de la Résistance (1939-1941) 
2015
Katy Jones, The Mark of Cain 
2015
Andrew Dow, Record Breaking Steam Trains 
2016
Crime writer Michelle McNamara, wife of Patton Oswalt, dies aged 46 
2017
USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus dies aged 67 
2017
Charlie Murphy, Chappelle's Show star, dies aged 57 
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