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Notable Deaths on April 27th

1521Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer, killed by Filipino natives at 50 while on voyage to circumnavigate the world

1695John Trenchard, English statesman (b. 1640)

1882Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet (Representive Men), dies of pneumonia at 78

1972Kwame Nkrumah, president of Ghana, dies at 62

April 27th Deaths
Date Event
630
King Ardashir III of Persia 
1076
Willem, bishop of Utrecht (1054-76), murderer of earl Floris I, dies 
1124
Alexander I, King of Scots (1107-24), dies 
1404
Philip, the Stout, Duke of Burgundy, dies at 62 
1521
Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer, killed by Filipino natives at 50 while on voyage to circumnavigate the world 
1599
Maeda Toshiie, Japanese general (b. 1538) 
1605
Leo XI, [Alessandro O de' Medici], Italian Pope (1605), dies at 69 
1613
Robert Abercromby, Scottish Jesuit (b. 1532) 
1625
Mori Terumoto, Japanese warrior (b. 1553) 
1656
Gerard van Honthorst, painter, dies at 65 
1656
Jan J van Goyen, Dutch landscape painter, dies at 60 
1682
Theodorus III, Tsar of Russia (1676-82), dies 
1694
Johan Georg IV, elector of Saxony (1691-94), dies at 25 
1695
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, [Asbaje], Mexican poetress/nun, dies at 44 
1695
John Trenchard, English statesman (b. 1640) 
1702
Jean Bart, French capt/sea hero (Escape out of Plymouth), dies at 51 
1758
Jan Francisci, composer, dies at 66 
1764
Jaime de Casellas, composer, dies at 73 
1782
William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician (b. 1710) 
1794
William Jones, British Orientalist/jurist, dies at 47 
1813
Zebulon M Pike, US explorer (Pike's Peak), dies in battle at 34 
1871
Sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg, composer, dies at 59 
1872
Ion Heliade-Radulescu, Romanian politician/author, dies at 70 
1873
William Charles Macready, English actor (b. 1793) 
1876
George L. Aiken, Uncle Tom's Cabin 
1881
Ludwig A Benedek, Austrian general, dies at 76 
1882
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet (Representive Men), dies of pneumonia at 78 
1882
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Snowbound 
1893
John Murray Corse, US general (Union), dies on his 58th birthday 
1893
John Ballance, 14th Premier of New Zealand and the founder of the Liberal Party, intestinal disease after a major surgical operation at 54 
1896
Henry Parkes, known as the Father of Federation (b. 1815) 
1901
Richard Redhead, composer, dies at 81 
1902
Julius Sterling Morton, who started Arbor Day, dies at 72 
1914
Abundio Martínez, A Quixote Without La Mancha 
1915
Alexander N Skriabin, Russ pianist/composer (Prometheus), dies at 43 
1915
Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer (b. 1872) 
1915
Alexander Scriabin, Barfly 
1927
Tom Kerrick, Men in the Raw 
1930
Orla Bock, Sommerspøg og Rævestreger 
1932
Harold "Heart" Crane, US poet (Bridge), commits suicide at 32 
1932
Hart Crane, American writer (b. 1899) 
1936
Frederik A Stoett, linguist (Dutch Proverbs), dies at 72 
1936
Karl Pearson, mathematician, dies 
1936
Joseph Bowers,  
1937
Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher/marxist theorist, dies at 46 
1937
Antonio Gramsci,  
1937
Vincent Bryan, The Scrub Lady 
1938
Edmond Rubbens, Belgian minister to Colonies, dies at 44 
1939
José Gola, La vuelta al nido 
1940
Imre Magyari, Rozmaring 
1941
Penelope Delta, Greek author (b. 1874) 
1942
Wilma Roelof, Swiss Miss 
1942
Stuart Anthony, Border Law 
1942
Ashton Dearholt, The New Adventures of Tarzan 
1944
Harry Blanchard, Song of Love 
1944
Kurt Muenzer, Der Ladenprinz 
1945
Harry McGuire Stanley, The Iron Rider 
1945
Ernst Hofmann, Emerald of Death 
1948
William S. Knudsen,  
1950
Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski, composer, dies at 70 
1950
Karl Straube, German organist/conductor, dies 
1950
Hobart Cavanaugh, Captain Blood 
1951
Philip Albert Myburgh Hands, cricketer (7 Tests for South Africa), dies 
1952
Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (b. 1865) 
1954
Robert Cain, Male and Female 
1954
Henrik Jaenzon, Ingeborg Holm 
1955
Eva Moore, The Old Dark House 
1956
Nico De Jong, De maarschalkstaf 
1956
Daan Nieuwenhuizen, Op stap door Amsterdam 
1956
Grendon Bentley, Hamlet 
1957
Mario A Gianini, creator (maraschino cherry), dies 
1957
Pawel Owerllo, Sztabskapitan Gubaniew. Golgota Ziemi Chelmskiej 
1958
Joey Ray, The Old Man and the Sea 
1959
Gordon Armstrong, inventor (baby incubator), dies 
1959
Turner Bullock, Mama's Nursery School 
1959
Johan Valk, Ciske - Ein Kind braucht Liebe 
1959
Edward Laska, I Would Like to Marry You 
1960
Hugh Harrison, Random Harvest 
1961
Roy Del Ruth, director (About Face, Folies Bergere), dies at 67 
1961
Heikki Aho, Suomi kutsuu 
1961
Roy Del Ruth, Topper Returns 
1961
Yard Van Staalduynen, Onschuldig Veroordeeld 
1961
Gustav Ucicky, Der zerbrochene Krug 
1962
A. K. Fazlul Huq, Bengali statesman (b. 1873) 
1962
Wendell Holmes, Elmer Gantry 
1962
H.M. Horkheimer, Who Pays? 
1963
Erik 'Bullen' Berglund, Intermezzo 
1963
Julia S. Marshbanks, Intruder in the Dust 
1964
Georg Britting, writer, dies at 73 
1965
Alan Bunce, actor (Albert-Ethel & Albert), dies at 61 
1965
Edward R Murrow, newscaster (Person to Person), dies at 57 
1965
Edward R. Murrow, Harvest of Shame 
1965
Paul Beckers, In Sachen Timpe 
1966
Saimi Vuolle, Opri 
1967
Manolo Morán, Welcome Mr. Marshall! 
1969
Dino Terranova, actor (Young Dillinger), dies at 65 
1969
René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (b. 1919) 
1970
Arthur Shields, actor (Your Show Time), dies at 73 
1971
Joseph Marievsky, The Love of Zero 
1972
Kwame Nkrumah, president of Ghana, dies at 62 
1972
Phil King, rock (Blue Oyster Cult), shot in head at 24 while gambling 
1972
Joseph J. Weston, Over My Dead Body 
1973
Jim Sims, cricketer (England leg-spinner in 4 Tests 1935-37), dies 
1973
Libbe de Wal, founder of Humanistic Covenant, dies at 72 
1973
Carlos Menditeguy, Argentine racing driver (b. 1914) 
1974
Sriranjani, Gunasundari Katha 
1975
Nicholas Soussanin, actor (Last Command), dies at 86 
1975
Phyllis Dare, Dr. Wake's Patient 
1975
Georgi Gumilevsky, Pirogov 
1976
Berndt Carlberg, Voi meitä! Anoppi tulee. 
1976
Carlos Villarías, Drácula 
1977
Stanley Adams, actor (Lillies of the Field, Thunder Alley), dies at 61 
1977
Güner Sümer, Blood Money 
1978
Mohammed Daud, premier/president of Afghanistan, murdered 
1979
Sven Jerring, Det var en gång... 
1980
Mario Bava, A Bay of Blood 
1980
John Culshaw, All My Loving 
1980
Margaret Steppling, Goaded by Jealousy 
1981
Paul Petroff, Episode #1.13 
1981
Kit Lambert, The Who at the London Coliseum 1969 
1981
Denver Darling, A League of Their Own 
1982
Tom Tully, actor (Line-up, Shane), dies at 85 
1982
George Dunn, Operation Petticoat 
1982
Tom Tully, The Caine Mutiny 
1983
Murray De Atley, The Beatniks 
1983
Gladys Tennyson, The Great Sea Scandal 
1984
Piet Kraak, Dutch soccer player, dies at 63 
1984
Toma Dimitriu, Mitrea Cocor 
1984
Lorraine McAllister, Burns Chuckwagon from the Stampede Corral 
1984
Betty Chancellor, Spring Meeting 
1984
Richard Durham, The Greatest 
1985
Yôko Benisawa, Late Spring 
1986
Walter Gutman, The March on Paris 1914 
1986
Evi Maltagliati, Catch-22 
1987
Kenneth Keeling, Crucible of Terror 
1987
Ava Leighton, The Opening of Misty Beethoven 
1987
Attila Hörbiger, Das vierte Gebot 
1987
Václav Kankovský, O princezne Jasnence a létajícím sevci 
1987
Walther Kauer, Die schwarze Spinne 
1988
David Scarboro, British actor (b. 1968) 
1988
Olaf Wieghorst, El Dorado 
1988
Paul Wilkins, Today We Live 
1988
David Scarboro, Scorched Silk and Other Delights 
1989
Konosuke Matsushita, Japanese industrialist (b. 1894) 
1989
Howard Brookner, Bloodhounds of Broadway 
1989
Richard Beavers, Easter Parade 
1989
Andrzej Skupien, The Scar 
1990
E. Martin Browne, Murder in the Cathedral 
1990
Dick Masters, Heat in the Night 
1990
Bella Spewack, My Favorite Wife 
1990
Alyce Mills, My Lady's Lips 
1990
Inga Schultz, Tidens krav 
1991
Ken Curtis, actor (Lost, Freckles, California Gold Rush), dies at 74 
1991
Marcus Heeresma, writer/poet (Anna, Son of a Whore), dies 
1991
Charles Brewer, Airport 
1991
Jack Ackerman, Faces 
1991
Menrad von Mulldorfer, Unknown World 
1992
Olivier Messiaen, French composer, dies at 83 
1992
Nina Popova, Den za dnyom 
1992
Olivier Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time 
1992
Gerard K. O'Neill, Spaceflight 
1993
Hans Sahl, German/US writer (Tie Exil im Exil), dies at 90 
1993
Jo Dua, Maskerade 
1993
Hans Sahl, Four in a Jeep 
1993
Peter Hammer, The Big Blue Marble 
1993
Monique Morelli, Mandrin 
1993
Ronald Gow, Love on the Dole 
1994
Jerome Lejeune, physiologist, dies at 69 
1994
John Preston, US writer (Gay House, Big Gay Book), dies at 48 
1994
Lynne Frederick Unger, actress (Trail of Pink Panther), dies at 39 
1994
Wayne Warga, Entertainment Tonight 
1994
Lynne Frederick, Nicholas and Alexandra 
1994
Fu Shen, New Story of an Old Soldier 
1995
Willem Frederik Hermans, Dutch writer (b. 1921) 
1995
Raphael Rabello, The Mandarin 
1995
Katherine DeMille, Charlie Chan at the Olympics 
1995
Jochen Thomas, Lieber guter Weihnachtsmann 
1995
Rosa Geinger, Vrijdag 
1995
Willem Frederik Hermans, The Dark Room of Damocles 
1996
Joan Sterndale Bennett, actress (Elizabeth-Dark Shadows), dies at 86 
1996
William Egan Colby, cIA Director, dies at 76 
1996
Teresa Belczynska, Walkover 
1996
Jan Gec, Dialogue 
1996
Richard Morris, Thoroughly Modern Millie 
1996
Adam Roarke, Hells Angels on Wheels 
1996
Michael Ebbin, Live and Let Die 
1996
Gilles Grangier, Archimède, le clochard 
1996
Joan Sterndale-Bennett, Brighton Rock 
1997
Paul Lambert, actor (Tom-Executive Suite), dies at 73 
1997
Gabriel Figueroa, Kelly's Heroes 
1997
Lew Dietz, Andre 
1997
Wing, Deviled Hams 
1997
Arif Sami Toker, Saadet sarkisi 
1997
Piotr Skrzynecki, Örökség 
1997
Paul Lambert, Planet of the Apes 
1998
Carlos Castaneda, Peruvian-born writer (b. 1925) 
1998
John Bassett, Canadian publisher and media baron (b. 1915) 
1998
Dominique Aury, French novelist (b. 1907) 
1998
John McKelvey, The Tale of Ruby Rose 
1998
John Bassett, It Was Twilight 
1998
Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan 
1998
Lehel Szeberényi, Én vagyok Jeromos 
1998
Louis S. Peterson, Take a Giant Step 
1998
Godfrey Kenton, The Tempest 
1999
Al Hirt, American trumpeter (b. 1922) 
1999
Géraldine Paulette, House of Usher 
1999
Pavel Klushantsev, Planeta bur 
1999
Annelie Nyström, Fårö-dokument 1979 
1999
Al Hirt, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 
1999
Cyril Washbrook, The Final Test 
2000
Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer (b. 1954) 
2000
Vicki Sue Robinson, The Martian 
2000
Joachim Kemmer, An Ambiguous Report About the End of the World 
2001
Jack Murdock, Rain Man 
2001
Roman Silberstein, Nächtlicher Empfang 
2001
Milt Kleinberg, The Return of Bald Eagle 
2001
John Winton, We Joined the Navy 
2002
George Alec Effinger, American author (b. 1947) 
2002
Ruth Handler, American toy manufacturer (b. 1916) 
2002
Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, Swiss industrialist and art collector (b. 1921) 
2002
Jakub Goldberg, Knife in the Water 
2002
Patsy Mitchell, The Beloved Brat 
2002
Hillous Butrum, Country Boy 
2002
Bill Cohee, Angels with Dirty Faces 
2002
George Alec Effinger, Circuit's Edge 
2002
Robert L. Joseph, The Hitch-Hiker 
2002
Ruth Handler, Barbie in the Nutcracker 
2003
Klaus Mertens, Der Bärenhäuter 
2003
Frank Oberschall, Zubrovnik's Ghost 
2003
William Brady, New Faces of 1937 
2003
Elaine Anderson, Step Lively 
2003
Olivette Miller, Mo' Funny: Black Comedy in America 
2004
Jana Taylor, General Hospital 
2004
Alejandro Ulloa, Es peligroso asomarse al exterior 
2004
Sal Guida, Let's Scare Jessica to Death 
2004
Jack Lyons, Alex 
2005
John Marquand, The Wind and the Rain 
2005
Red Horner, Legends of Hockey 
2005
Aleksandar Djordjevic, The Written Off Return 
2005
Rudi Margreiter, Episode #1.3 
2005
Charles A. Pratt, The Great Santini 
2005
Harue Tone, Gyûnyû-ya Frankie 
2005
Arne Myggen, Revykøbing kalder 
2006
Julia Thorne, ex-wife of John Kerry (b. 1944) 
2006
Natsuyo Kawakami, Hachi-ko 
2006
Jennifer Dawson, Home 
2006
Glicínia Quartin, A Caixa 
2006
Roger Grooms, Milk Money 
2006
Angela D'Ambrosia, Guilty Until Proven Innocent 
2006
Kay Noble, The Wrestling Queen 
2006
Don Happy, Pee-wee's Big Adventure 
2006
Mojmir Drvota, Distant Journey 
2006
Tom Hansen, The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 
2006
Abel Sáenz Buhr, Mi nombre es coraje 
2006
Bryan Izzard, Holiday on the Buses 
2007
Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (b. 1927) 
2007
Mstislav Rostropovich, Elegiya zhizni. Rostropovich. Vishnevskaya. 
2007
Al Ashton, Gladiator 
2007
Larry Vaira, Dawn of the Dead 
2007
Svatopluk Benes, Dobrý voják Svejk 
2007
Kirill Lavrov, Tchaikovsky 
2007
Yoshihiro Katô, Tampopo 
2008
Lawrence White, The Pinky Lee Show 
2008
Edmund Barham, Turandot 
2008
Sallie Wilson, The Nutcracker 
2008
Peter Mamakos, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter 
2008
Daniel Langlet, Coup de torchon 
2009
Frankie Manning, an American dancer, instructor, choreographer, and one of the founding fathers of Lindy Hop. (b. 1914) 
2009
Feroz Khan, Indian actor (b. 1939) 
2009
Woo Seung-yeon, South Korean actress and model (b. 1983) 
2009
Yves Furet, Belles vacances 
2009
Frankie Manning, Swing Invasion 
2009
Feroz Khan, Janasheen 
2009
Greg Page, Knockout Punch 
2009
Seung-yeon Woo, Private Eye 
2009
Frank Gansz, Follies, Crunches and Highlights 
2009
Vivian Cox, Kraft Mystery Theater 
2009
Ernie Barnes, Black Jesus 
2009
Paraluman, Anino ni Bathala 
2009
Gugge Hedrenius, The Stone Face 
2010
Peter Cheeseman, Fight for Shelton Bar 
2010
Allen Smith, Banana Holdup 
2010
Tanie Kitabayashi, My Neighbor Totoro 
2010
Jack Emrek, Tankers in Space 
2010
Ruth Nussbaum, They Live in Fear 
2010
Morris Pert, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 
2011
Marian Mercer, American actress (b. 1935) 
2011
Mariya Ivanova, Look to the Sky 
2011
Marian Mercer, Nine to Five 
2011
Anita Välkki, Turandot 
2011
Jan Vreeken, Ninette de Valois (mag ik mijn grijze mapje terug) 
2011
David Wilkerson, The Cross and the Switchblade 
2011
Michael Waltman, Van Wilder 
2012
Bill Skowron, American MLB player, dies from lung cancer at 81 
2012
David Weiss, Der Lauf der Dinge 
2012
Mara Gere, Recsk 1950-1953, egy titkos kényszermunkatábor története 
2012
Moose Skowron, Leo Durocher Meets Mister Ed 
2012
Ari Magder, Rugged Gold 
2013
J.L. Heldring, Episode dated 15 March 2003 
2013
Vladimir Koval, The Adventures of Pinocchio 
2013
Frank Rogier, Hansel and Gretel 
2013
Kathleen Fleming, The Lego Movie 
2013
Bradley Jay Lesley, Little Big League 
2013
Aída Bortnik, The Official Story 
2013
Trudi Gerster, Geld oder Leben 
2013
Ludomir Motylski, Don Gabriel 
2013
Mimi Barthélémy, Episode dated 18 January 2010 
2014
Gordon Wiles, Ginger in the Morning 
2014
Inisero Cremaschi, Episode #1.3 
2014
Ryszard Gielniewski, Symmetry 
2014
Andréa Parisy, The Great Promenade 
2014
Vasco Graça Moura, Harmonia & Improviso 
2014
Micheline Dax, Astérix et Cléopâtre 
2015
Verne Gagne, AWA All-Star Wrestling 
2015
Hideo Inamura, Varan the Unbelievable 
2015
Gene Fullmer, Episode dated 21 January 1962 
2015
Abraham Rotstein, Canada for Canadians 
2015
Simião Martiniano, O Herói Trancado 
2015
Suzanne Crough, What? and Get Out of Show Business? 
2015
Morris Freedman, Mama's Party 
2015
Marty Napoleon, The Glenn Miller Story 
2015
Andrew Lesnie, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 
2015
Harvey Miller, Inside Job 
2016
Former 1st Lady Lucy Kibaki dies at a London Hospital, aged 77 
2016
Former CEO of EMTV, John Taylor, Dies Aged 76 
2016
Mordialloc icon Hazel Pierce dies, aged 93 
2016
Veteran Chinese human rights campaigner Harry Wu dies, aged 79 
2017
Silence Of The Lambs director Jonathan Demme dies aged 73 
2017
Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna dies, aged 70 
2018
Charles Neville, smiling saxophonist of the Neville Brothers, dies at 79 
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