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Notable Deaths on April 28th

1945Benito Mussolini, Fascist dictator of Italy, shot by communist partisans at 61

1999Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1921)

April 28th Deaths
Date Event
1089
Dirk de Grote, bishop of Verdun/Basel/archbishop of Trier, dies 
1109
Hugo van Cluny, 6th abbott of Cluny/saint, dies 
1192
Conrad of Montferrat (Conrad I), King of Jerusalem (b. mid 1140s) 
1498
Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, English politician 
1533
Nicholas West, English bishop and diplomat (b. 1461) 
1710
Thomas Betterton, English actor 
1716
Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest (b. 1673) 
1726
Thomas Pitt, British Governor of Madras (b. 1653) 
1741
Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish General and statesman (b. 1668) 
1770
Marie AC de Camargo, Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer, dies at 60 
1772
Johann Friedrich Struensee, physician of Christian VII of Denmark (b. 1737) 
1781
Cornelius Harnett, American delegate to the Continental Congress (b. 1723) 
1799
Francois Giroust, composer, dies at 62 
1804
Hans Gram, composer, dies at 49 
1813
Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (b. 1745) 
1816
Johann Heinrich Abicht, German philosopher (b. 1862) 
1841
Peter Chanel, French saint (b. 1803) 
1843
William Wallace, Scottish mathematician (rights of Wallace), dies 
1853
Ludwig Tieck, writer, dies at 79 
1853
Ludwig Tieck, Leonor 
1858
Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist (b. 1801) 
1865
Samuel Cunard, Canadian-born British shipping magnate (b. 1787) 
1873
A Manzoni, writer, dies at 88 
1881
Robert W Ollinger, US warden/last victim of Billy the Kid, dies 
1887
Carl Ferdinand Pohl, composer, dies at 67 
1896
Heinrich von Treitschke, German historian, dies 
1902
Sol Smith Russell, A Poor Relation 
1905
Fitzhugh Lee, American Confederate general (b. 1835) 
1905
Fitzhugh Lee, Gen. Fitzhugh Lee and Staff 
1916
Alex Rautio, Salaviinanpolttajat 
1918
Gavrilo Princip,  
1925
Louis F J Bouwmeester, actor (Shakespeare), dies 
1926
Zip the Pinhead, American freak show performer (b. 1857) 
1926
Jeffreys Lewis, A Regular Girl 
1928
Gertrude Claire, The Coward 
1929
Mack Fluker, The Helpless Helper 
1931
Joseph Levigard, Grit Wins 
1931
William W. Cohill, Life Without Soul 
1932
Charles E. Banks, Sweet Adeline 
1933
Robin Irvine, actor (Easy Virtue), dies at 31 
1933
Robin Irvine, Easy Virtue 
1934
Hawthorne Hurst, Goldie Gets Along 
1934
Charley Patton, Feel Like Going Home 
1935
Alexander Campbell Mackenzie, Scotish composer, dies at 87 
1935
Aga Hashr Kashmiri, Yahudi Ki Ladki 
1935
John Cossar, The Hunchback of Notre Dame 
1936
Foead I, king of Egypt (1922-36), dies 
1941
F. Blinn, Quicker'n Lightnin' 
1942
Burr McIntosh, Way Down East 
1943
Clark W. Thomas, Richard the Lion-Hearted 
1944
Frank Knox, U.S. Vice-Presidential candidate (b. 1874) 
1944
Ray Lissner, Laugh, Clown, Laugh 
1944
Kaizan Nakazato, The Sword of Doom 
1945
Benito Mussolini, Fascist dictator of Italy, shot by communist partisans at 61 
1945
Claretta Petacci, mistress of Mussolini, executed 
1945
Hans Bloesch, writer, dies 
1945
Roberto Farinacci, Italian fascist (b. 1892) 
1945
Christa Tordy, The Countess of Sand 
1945
Benito Mussolini, Cavalcade of Faith 
1945
Clara Petacci,  
1945
Alessandro Pavolini,  
1945
Harry Liedtke, The Merry Jail 
1946
Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (b. 1870) 
1946
Bob Bartlett, The Viking 
1948
Albert Forster,  
1948
Tom Breneman, Breakfast in Hollywood 
1949
Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (shot) (b. 1888) 
1949
Fernando Fresno, El crimen de Pepe Conde 
1949
Aurora A. Quezon, Principeng hindi tumatawa 
1950
Fanny Belle DeKnight, Hallelujah 
1951
Osmar Maderna, El ídolo del tango 
1953
Sarah Adler, Sins of the Parents 
1953
Osmo Saarnio, Serenaadiluutnantti 
1954
Léon Jouhaux, French labor leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1879) 
1954
Walter Brandt, Ray of Sunshine 
1955
Lode Cantens, Flemish playwrite (Gnomes of the City), dies at 43 
1955
George Morrell, Child Bride 
1955
Stanislaw Sielanski, Dorozkarz nr 13 
1956
Holly Hollinger, Home in Wyomin' 
1957
Heinz "Pritzl" Bär, German fighter pilot (b. 1913) 
1957
Michal Michalesko, God, Man and Devil 
1958
Karl Bachmann, Die Czardasfürstin 
1958
Tex Phelps, Randy Rides Alone 
1959
Aleksandr Shchagin, The Golden Key 
1959
Peter Paul Brauer, Ich bin gleich wieder da 
1959
Tom Heslewood, Victoria the Great 
1959
Franz Koch, Triumph of the Will 
1960
Anton Pancake, astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87 
1960
Emil Gal, Cain and Artem 
1964
Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector (b. 1888) 
1964
Rolf de Maré, The Imaginary Voyage 
1965
Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer/writer (Character), dies at 80 
1966
Ralph Bunker, actor (Ghost Goes West), dies of a stroke at 77 
1969
Johannes Rontgen, composer, dies at 70 
1970
Ed Begley, actor (Mr Koppel-Leave it to Larry), dies at 69 
1973
Pat Henning, actor (Goodyear TV Playhouse), dies at 62 
1973
Clas Thunberg, Finnish speed skater (b. 1893) 
1973
Pat Henning, On the Waterfront 
1974
Paul Page, actor (Girl from Havanna, Moth), dies at 70 
1975
Jan A de Jonge, Dutch historian, dies at 48 
1975
George Lowther, The Edge of Night 
1976
Eugen Roth, writer, dies at 81 
1977
Ricardo Cortez, American actor and director (The Maltese Falcon), dies at 76 
1977
Ricardo Cortez, The Maltese Falcon 
1978
Russell Metty, Spartacus 
1979
Feliks Roderyk Labunski, composer, dies at 86 
1979
Hurley A. Graffius, B.S. I Love You 
1980
Dee Carroll, [Betty Jean Marsh], actress (Mad Bomber, Split), dies 
1980
Ellen Sinding, Til sæters 
1980
Felix Bernstein, Hitler's Madman 
1980
Bob Porterfield, 1954 MLB All-Star Game 
1980
Dee Carroll, The Stunt Man 
1980
Mary Jepp, The Evil Eye 
1981
Mickey "Toy Bulldog" Walker, welterweight champ (1922-26) dies at 79 
1981
Le Vicomte de Noailles, L'Age d'Or 
1981
Steve Currie, Born to Boogie 
1981
Mickey Walker, Episode #5.18 
1982
Bert van Dongen, [Abraham J Cohen], Dutch singer/actor, dies at 66 
1982
EW "Nobby" Clark, Engl cricketer (32 wickets in 8 Tests 1929-34), dies 
1982
Bert van Dongen, Het meisje met den blauwen hoed 
1983
Ron James, cricketer (NSW's Sheffield Shield capt 1949-50), dies 
1983
Charles LaVere, George Burns in the Big Time 
1984
Glen H Taylor, US senator/VP candidate (1948), dies at 80 
1984
Silvia A Warner, writer, dies 
1984
Sylvia Ashton-Warner, Two Loves 
1984
Herman E. Webber, Carmen Jones 
1984
Treg Brown, The Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes Comedy Hour 
1985
Werner Lierck, Einer von uns 
1985
Nand Baert, The Eurovision Song Contest 
1985
Jean L'Hôte, Mon Oncle 
1985
Jaroslav Drbohlav, Three Wishes for Cinderella 
1985
Hoyt Ming, O Brother, Where Art Thou? 
1985
Karen Fredersdorf, Nordlicht 
1986
Herbert Bress, The Hollywood Knights 
1987
Ben Linder, development worker, murdered by Contras in Nicaragua 
1987
Russell Saunders, Them! 
1987
Lester Linsk, The Games 
1987
Karl Detzer, Car 99 
1988
B. W. Stevenson, American country singer (b. 1949) 
1988
Eugeniusz Nowowiejski, Hallo Szpicbródka, czyli ostatni wystep Króla Kasiarzy 
1988
Andrew Cruickshank, El Cid 
1989
Olaff J de Landell [JB van Sparwoude], Dutch writer, dies at 77 
1989
Leonidas Ossetynski, The Man in the Glass Booth 
1989
Géza von Cziffra, It Was a Gay Ballnight 
1989
Jack Cummings, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers 
1989
Michael Forella, Bad 
1989
Esa Pakarinen, Rovaniemen markkinoilla 
1989
Ann Thomas, Midnight Cowboy 
1989
Franco Parenti, Tre nel mille 
1989
László Tabi, Minden kezdet nehéz 
1990
Jean Blazer Baney, entertainer, dies 
1990
E. Hampton Beagle, Cocktail 
1990
Tom Matts, The Lathe of Heaven 
1991
Floyd B McKissick, US founder (CORE), dies 
1991
Ken Curtis, actor (Festus-Gunsmoke), dies at 74 
1991
Steve Broidy, American motion picture executive (b. 1905) 
1991
Albrecht Joseph, The Incredible Shrinking Man 
1991
Steve Broidy, The Fox 
1991
Nicola Manzari, Frine, cortigiana d'Oriente 
1991
Ken Curtis, The Searchers 
1992
Francis Bacon, Irish/British abstract painter, dies at 82 
1992
Olivier Messiaen, French composer (St Francois d'Assise), dies at 83 
1992
Iceberg Slim, American writer (b. 1918) 
1992
Francis Bacon, Francis Bacon 
1992
Brian Pockar, Romeo and Juliet on Ice 
1992
Paul-André Gaillard, Le voyage dans la lune 
1992
Ethel La Blanche, Pirates on Horseback 
1992
Parashkev Hadzhiev, Sledite ostavat 
1992
Robert Beck, Trick Baby 
1992
Andrei Balanchivadze, The Vow 
1993
Jim Valvano, basketball coach (NC State), dies of cancer at 47 
1993
Jack Big Head, Jim Thorpe -- All-American 
1993
Johan Nykopp, Suomen valinta 
1993
Irving Paley, Change of Habit 
1993
Jean-Paul Alphen, The Rules of the Game 
1993
Gene Howard, Artistry in Rhythm 
1993
Jim Valvano, ESPN: NCAA Basketball 
1994
Oleg Borisov, Sluga 
1995
Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster, dies at 67 
1995
Henry C Rogers, press Agent, dies at 81 
1995
Peaches Roy Davis, baseball pitcher, dies at 89 
1995
Andrew Salkey, The Mangrove Nine 
1995
Veli Tamminen, Oslon talviolympialaiset 
1995
Nick Nastos, Episode #6.12 
1995
Henry C. Rogers, Follow the Boys 
1996
Giles Grangier, film director, dies at 84 
1996
Henry Clarke, fashion photographer, dies at 75 
1996
Julio Cesar Mendez Montenegro, politician, dies at 80 
1996
William E Colby, director of CIA (1973-76), dies 
1996
Svea Holst, Fanny and Alexander 
1996
Leonid Yanovsky, Vernyy Ruslan (Istoriya karaulnoy sobaki) 
1997
Susan Seddon Boulet, artist, dies of cancer at 45 
1997
Steve Conte, The Wild World of Batwoman 
1997
Peter Taylor, The Judiciary in the Nineties 
1998
Ramakant Desai, Indian cricketer (b. 1939) 
1998
Roger Eason, Easy Living 
1998
Dorothy Lovett, They Meet Again 
1998
Jerome Bixby, The Man from Earth 
1999
Rory Calhoun, American actor (b. 1922) 
1999
Alf Ramsey, English football manager (b. 1920) 
1999
Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1921) 
1999
Donald Stewart, The Hunt for Red October 
1999
Rory Calhoun, Motel Hell 
1999
Roderick Thorp, Die Hard 
2000
Penelope Fitzgerald, English writer (b. 1916) 
2000
Jerzy Einhorn, Polish-Swedish doctor, researcher and politician (b. 1925) 
2000
Ella Lucille Dinning, Takin' the Breaks 
2000
Antonio Buero Vallejo, Esquilache 
2000
Lou Dinning, That Texas Jamboree 
2000
Jimmy Rogers, Calaboose 
2000
Robert Spafford, The Last Temptation of Christ 
2000
Karine Nordman, Never Again 
2000
Ernest J. Nims, The Stranger 
2000
Kim Borg, Episode dated 9 December 1966 
2001
Paul Daneman, Zulu 
2001
Carlos Scliar, A Cartomante 
2001
Ken Hughes, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 
2001
Evelyn Künneke, Killer Condom 
2002
Alexander Lebed, Russian general (b. 1950) 
2002
Lou Thesz, American wrestler (b. 1916) 
2002
Lou Thesz, The Unreal Story of Professional Wrestling 
2002
Joe Walls, The Poker Fiend 
2002
Gregg Fedderson, Travels with Cissy 
2002
John Wilkinson, Platoon 
2003
Andrei Feher, Kiss of Death 
2003
Ciccio Ingrassia, Amarcord 
2004
Hartney J. Arthur, Red Sky at Morning 
2004
Patrick Berhault, Fortune Express 
2004
Jean-Devaivre, The Farm of Seven Sins 
2004
Todd Jamieson, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle 
2004
Zsolt Haraszti, Szél 
2005
Chris Candido, American wrestler (b. 1972) 
2005
Taraki Sivaram, Tamil journalist of Sri Lanka (b. 1959) 
2005
Percy Heath, American jazz bassist (Modern Jazz Quartet) (b. 1923) 
2005
Percy Heath, The Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music 
2005
Charles Schulthies, Westworld 
2005
Lance Heywood, Dixie Dynamite and the All-Star Tit Queens 
2005
Aileen Raymond, Crossroads 
2005
Lloyd Dawson, The Window 
2005
Chris Candido, ECW Living Dangerously '98 
2005
Lane Nakano, Go for Broke! 
2005
Abraham Ronai, The Big Red One 
2005
Ann Bupp, Gone with the Wind 
2006
Jeannine Worms, Le bon exemple 
2006
Geoffrey Colville, The Evil of the Daleks: Episode 2 
2006
Steve Howe, 1982 MLB All-Star Game 
2006
Werner Feißt, Kassensturz 
2006
Louis Rosenblate, Cannes Man 
2007
Dabbs Greer, American actor (b. 1917) 
2007
Tommy Newsom, American bandleader (b. 1929) 
2007
Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, German physicist and philosopher (b. 1912) 
2007
Tommy Newsom, Night of 100 Stars 
2007
Paul Kimatian, Deuces Wild 
2007
Richard Tretter, Baron of Purgatory 
2007
Milt Grant, Pulp Fiction 
2007
Luigi Filippo D'Amico, Noi siamo le colonne 
2007
Anthony Lambert, Expedition to Bulgaria 
2007
Ursula Nest, Die Minderjährige - Zu jung fürs Leben 
2007
Edo Perocevic, Train in the Snow 
2007
Dabbs Greer, The Green Mile 
2008
Virginia Wood, Lady in Cement 
2008
Demeter Marczis, A király pantallója 
2008
Miroslav Duchac, Black Peter 
2008
Donald James, Journey to the Far Side of the Sun 
2008
Alan Jaggs, Battle for the Planet of the Apes 
2008
Jack Hanrahan, CHiPs 
2008
Oni Faida Lampley, One Life to Live 
2008
Joseph Miko, The Sadist 
2009
Valeria Peter Predescu, Romanian singer (b. 1947) 
2009
Ekaterina Maximova, Russian ballerina (b. 1939) 
2009
Paul Perschmann, Episode #5.6 
2009
Kiyoshi Awazu, Woman in the Dunes 
2009
Albert Alexander, Table for Five 
2009
Idea Vilariño, Palabras verdaderas 
2009
Lída Matousková, A Dead Man Among the Living 
2009
David Poole, Dale Earnhardt Jr. 
2009
Vern Gosdin, Episode #4.20 
2009
Yekaterina Maksimova, The Nutcracker 
2009
Yevgeni Zhukov, Vremya zhelaniy 
2010
Ian Valz, The Panman: Rhythm of the Palms 
2010
Evelyn Cunningham, The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords 
2010
Pierre-Jean Rémy, Stormy Summer 
2010
Furio Scarpelli, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 
2010
Fritz Widmer, Mani Matter - Warum syt dir so truurig? 
2010
Stefania Grodzienska, Sprawa do zalatwienia 
2011
William Campbell, Dementia 13 
2011
Tom Zoll, Cadillac Man 
2011
Raymond Bastonero, Dead Heat 
2011
Zsuzsa Zolnay, Szeleburdi vakáció 
2011
Dana Turner, Cruel and Unusual 
2011
Franco Bruni, Rambo: First Blood Part II 
2011
Rosaline Haddon, Expresso Bongo 
2012
Patricia Medina, English actress, dies from natural causes at 92 
2012
Captain Bob, Clue-less 
2012
Jacky Kelso, The Concert for Bangladesh 
2012
Giorgio Consolini, La leggenda del piave 
2012
Patricia Medina, Mr. Arkadin 
2012
Pierre Magnan, La maison assassinée 
2012
Rosemary Palin, Night of the Plague 
2012
Karl Heinz Tafel, The Ugly Duckling and Me! 
2012
Jacqueline Porel, Love and the Frenchwoman 
2012
Walter Mathews, General Hospital 
2012
Dick Bruynesteyn, Farce majeure 
2012
Ervin Zádor, Freedom's Fury 
2013
János Starker, Hungarian cellist, dies at 88 
2013
Paulo Vanzolini, Esperança 
2013
Everett Lee, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 
2013
Radomir Popovic, Kostana 
2013
Barry Fey, U2: Rattle and Hum 
2013
Danuta Klopocka, Zawsze w niedziele 
2013
Jack Shea, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour 
2014
Lance Anderson, Tragedy 
2014
Roberto Bakker, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 
2014
Jack Ramsay, The Palestra: Cathedral of Basketball 
2014
Richard Kershaw, Episode dated 17 March 1983 
2014
Pedro Cunha, The Consul of Bordeaux 
2014
Joe Goodman, The Exception to the Rule 
2014
Idris Sardi, Tjoet Nja' Dhien 
2014
Amaka Igwe, Rattle Snake 
2015
Lynn Grefe, Speaking Out about Ed 
2015
René Féret, Mozart's Sister 
2015
Mario Labardén, El cine de Maite 
2015
Keith Harris, When Louis Met... Keith Harris & Orville in Panto 
2015
Serge Koolen, Potiche 
2015
Antonio Abujamra, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes 
2015
Marcia Brown,  
2015
Hanne Gemzøe, Max Embarrassing 
2015
Anatoli Berdyshev, Fantaziya 
2016
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof star Madeleine Sherwood dies at her childhood home, aged 93 
2016
Veteran Hong Kong newsman Shum Choi-sang dies aged 94 
2016
Keen cricketer Michael S Killey dies, aged 81 
2016
Mark Farmer: Grange Hill, Minder and Johnny Jarvis star dies aged 53 
2016
Blackpool war hero Jim dies, aged 93 
2016
Radio pioneer and Hauraki founder Chris Parkinson dies aged 74 
2016
Legend of Soviet Cold War era political journalism Valentin Zorin dies aged 91 
2017
Beano comic strip legend Leo Baxendale dies aged 86 
2017
Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna dies aged 70 
2017
Former Disney star Michael Mantenuto has died aged 35 in suicide 
2018
'Golden Girls' Producer Paul Junger Witt Dies at 77 
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