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4th of April 1081 EVENT Alexios I Komnenos is crowned Byzantine emperor at Constantinople, bringing the Komnenian dynasty to full power.
4th of April 1147 EVENT First historical record of Moscow.
4th of April 1581 EVENT Francis Drake is knighted for completing a circumnavigation of the world.
4th of April 1660 EVENT Declaration of Breda by King Charles II of England.
4th of April 1721 EVENT Sir Robert Walpole enters office as the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom under King George I.
4th of April 1812 EVENT U.S. President James Madison enacted a ninety-day embargo on trade with the United Kingdom.
4th of April 1814 EVENT Napoleon abdicates for the first time.
4th of April 1818 EVENT The United States Congress adopts the flag of the United States with 13 red and white stripes and one star for each state (then 20).
4th of April 1841 EVENT William Henry Harrison dies of pneumonia becoming the first President of the United States to die in office and the one with the shortest term served.
4th of April 1850 EVENT Los Angeles, California is incorporated as a city.
4th of April 1850 EVENT The Great Fire of Cottenham, a large part of the Cambridgeshire village (England) is burnt to the ground under suspicious circumstances.
4th of April 1859 EVENT Bryant's Minstrels debut "Dixie" in New York City in the finale of a blackface minstrel show.
4th of April 1865 EVENT American Civil War: A day after Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln visits the Confederate capital.
4th of April 1866 EVENT Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev.
4th of April 1873 EVENT The Kennel Club is founded, the oldest and first official registry of purebred dogs in the world.
4th of April 1887 EVENT Argonia, Kansas elects Susanna M. Salter as the first female mayor in the United States.
4th of April 1905 EVENT In India, the 1905 Kangra earthquake hits the Kangra valley, kills 20,000, and destroys most buildings in Kangra, Mcleodganj and Dharamshala
4th of April 1913 EVENT The Greek aviator Emmanouil Argyropoulos becomes the first pilot victim of the Hellenic Air Force when his plane crashes.
4th of April 1930 EVENT The Communist Party of Panama is founded.
4th of April 1939 EVENT Faisal II becomes King of Iraq.
4th of April 1944 EVENT World War II: First bombardment of Bucharest by Anglo-American forces kills 3000 civilians.
4th of April 1945 EVENT World War II: American troops liberate Ohrdruf forced labor camp in Germany.
4th of April 1945 EVENT World War II: American troops capture Kassel.
4th of April 1945 EVENT World War II: Soviet Army takes control of Hungary.
4th of April 1949 EVENT Twelve nations sign the North Atlantic Treaty creating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
4th of April 1958 EVENT The CND Peace Symbol displayed in public for the first time in London.
4th of April 1960 EVENT France agrees to grant independence to the Mali Federation, a union of Senegal and French Sudan.
4th of April 1964 EVENT The Beatles occupy the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart.
4th of April 1965 EVENT The first model of the new Saab Viggen fighter aircraft plane is unveiled.
4th of April 1967 EVENT Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" speech in New York City's Riverside Church.
4th of April 1968 EVENT Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee.
4th of April 1968 EVENT Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 6.
4th of April 1968 EVENT AEK Athens BC becomes the first Greek team to win the European Basketball Cup.
4th of April 1969 EVENT Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart.
4th of April 1973 EVENT The World Trade Center in New York is officially dedicated.
4th of April 1975 EVENT Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico
4th of April 1976 EVENT Prince Norodom Sihanouk resigns as leader of Cambodia and is placed under house arrest.
4th of April 1979 EVENT President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of Pakistan is executed.
4th of April 1979 EVENT The 2nd Congress of the Communist Youth of Greece starts.
4th of April 1983 EVENT Space Shuttle Challenger makes its maiden voyage into space (STS-6).
4th of April 1984 EVENT President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons.
4th of April 1988 EVENT Governor Evan Mecham of Arizona is convicted in his impeachment trial and removed from office.
4th of April 1991 EVENT Senator John Heinz of Pennsylvania and six others are killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over an elementary school in Merion, Pennsylvania.
4th of April 1994 EVENT Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark found Netscape Communications Corporation under the name "Mosaic Communications Corporation".
4th of April 1996 EVENT Comet Hyakutake is imaged by the USA Asteroid Orbiter Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous.
4th of April 2002 EVENT The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.
4th of April 2002 EVENT In what is known as the Society Murders, Matthew Wales kills his parents in Melbourne, Australia.
4th of April 2007 EVENT 15 British Royal Navy personnel held in Iran are released by the Iranian President.
4th of April 0188 BIRTHDAY Caracalla, Roman emperor (d. 217)
4th of April 1492 BIRTHDAY Ambrosius Blarer, German reformer (d. 1564)
4th of April 1572 BIRTHDAY William Strachey, English writer (d. 1621)
4th of April 1593 BIRTHDAY Edward Nicholas, English statesman (d. 1669)
4th of April 1646 BIRTHDAY Antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715)
4th of April 1648 BIRTHDAY Grinling Gibbons Dutch woodcarver (d. 1721)
4th of April 1688 BIRTHDAY Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768)
4th of April 1718 BIRTHDAY Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar (d. 1783)
4th of April 1772 BIRTHDAY Nachman of Breslov, Ukrainian founder of Breslov Hasidut (d. 1810)
4th of April 1785 BIRTHDAY Bettina von Arnim, German writer (d. 1859)
4th of April 1802 BIRTHDAY Dorothea Dix, American social activist (d. 1887)
4th of April 1818 BIRTHDAY Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (d. 1883)
4th of April 1819 BIRTHDAY Queen Maria II of Portugal (d. 1853)
4th of April 1821 BIRTHDAY Linus Yale, Jr., American inventor and manufacturer (d. 1868)
4th of April 1826 BIRTHDAY Zenobe Gramme, Belgian engineer (d. 1901)
4th of April 1842 BIRTHDAY Edouard Lucas, French mathematician (d. 1891)
4th of April 1843 BIRTHDAY William Henry Jackson, American photographer (d. 1942)
4th of April 1846 BIRTHDAY Comte de Lautreamont, French writer (d. 1870)
4th of April 1853 BIRTHDAY Tad Lincoln, son of U.S. president Abraham Lincoln (d. 1871)
4th of April 1858 BIRTHDAY Remy de Gourmont, French poet (d. 1915)
4th of April 1875 BIRTHDAY Pierre Monteux, French conductor (d. 1964)
4th of April 1876 BIRTHDAY Maurice de Vlaminck, French painter (d. 1958)
4th of April 1882 BIRTHDAY Kurt von Schleicher, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1934)
4th of April 1884 BIRTHDAY Giacomo Alberione, Italian priest and publisher (d. 1971)
4th of April 1884 BIRTHDAY Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese naval commander (d. 1943)
4th of April 1888 BIRTHDAY Zdzis?aw Zygulski, Sr., Polish literary historian (d. 1975)
4th of April 1888 BIRTHDAY Tris Speaker, American baseball player (d. 1958)
4th of April 1895 BIRTHDAY Arthur Murray, American dance teacher (d. 1991)
4th of April 1896 BIRTHDAY Robert E. Sherwood, American playwright (d. 1955)
4th of April 1897 BIRTHDAY Pierre Fresnay, French stage and film actor (d. 1975)
4th of April 1898 BIRTHDAY Agnes Ayres, American actress (d. 1940)
4th of April 1899 BIRTHDAY Hillel Oppenheimer, German-born Israeli botanist (d. 1971)
4th of April 1902 BIRTHDAY Louise Leveque de Vilmorin, French writer (d. 1969)
4th of April 1902 BIRTHDAY Stanley G. Weinbaum, American science-fiction author (d. 1935)
4th of April 1905 BIRTHDAY Eugene Bozza, French modern composer (d. 1991)
4th of April 1906 BIRTHDAY Bea Benaderet, American actress (d. 1968)
4th of April 1906 BIRTHDAY John Cameron Swayze, American journalist (d. 1995)
4th of April 1908 BIRTHDAY Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American memoirist (Cheaper by the Dozen) (d. 2006)
4th of April 1911 BIRTHDAY Max Dupain, Australian photographer (d. 1992)
4th of April 1913 BIRTHDAY Frances Langford, American actress (d. 2005)
4th of April 1913 BIRTHDAY Muddy Waters, American musician (d. 1983)
4th of April 1913 BIRTHDAY Jules Leger, Quebec diplomat and Governor general of Canada (d. 1980)
4th of April 1914 BIRTHDAY Marguerite Duras, French writer (d. 1996)
4th of April 1916 BIRTHDAY Mickey Owen, American baseball player (d. 2005)
4th of April 1916 BIRTHDAY David White, American actor (d. 1990)
4th of April 1916 BIRTHDAY Nikola Ljubicic, Yugoslav general, Serbian communist politician (d. 2005)
4th of April 1918 BIRTHDAY George Jellicoe, 2nd Earl Jellicoe (d. 2007)
4th of April 1920 BIRTHDAY Eric Rohmer, French film director (d. 2010)
4th of April 1922 BIRTHDAY Elmer Bernstein, American composer (d. 2004)
4th of April 1923 BIRTHDAY Peter Vaughan, English actor
4th of April 1924 BIRTHDAY Gil Hodges, American baseball player and manager (d. 1972)
4th of April 1925 BIRTHDAY Claude Wagner, French-Canadian politician and judge (d. 1979)
4th of April 1925 BIRTHDAY Emmett Williams, American poet (d. 2007)
4th of April 1926 BIRTHDAY Mildred Fay Jefferson, American physician and pro-life activist (d. 2010)
4th of April 1928 BIRTHDAY Maya Angelou, American writer
4th of April 1931 BIRTHDAY Bobby Ray Inman, American admiral and intelligence director
4th of April 1932 BIRTHDAY Clive Davis, American record producer
4th of April 1932 BIRTHDAY Estelle Harris, American actress
4th of April 1932 BIRTHDAY Anthony Perkins, American actor (d. 1992)
4th of April 1932 BIRTHDAY Richard Lugar, American politician
4th of April 1932 BIRTHDAY Andrei Tarkovsky, Soviet film director (d. 1986)
4th of April 1933 BIRTHDAY Bill France, Jr., NASCAR pioneer (d. 2007)
4th of April 1938 BIRTHDAY A. Bartlett Giamatti, American university president and Commissioner of Baseball (d. 1989)
4th of April 1939 BIRTHDAY JoAnne Carner, American golfer
4th of April 1939 BIRTHDAY Major Lance, American singer (d. 1994)
4th of April 1939 BIRTHDAY Hugh Masekela, South African musician
4th of April 1940 BIRTHDAY Richard Attwood, British racing driver
4th of April 1940 BIRTHDAY Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter (d. 2002)
4th of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Jim Fregosi, American baseball player and manager
4th of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Kitty Kelley, American writer
4th of April 1944 BIRTHDAY Craig T. Nelson, American actor
4th of April 1944 BIRTHDAY Magda Aelvoet, Belgian politician
4th of April 1945 BIRTHDAY Daniel Cohn-Bendit, French political activist
4th of April 1945 BIRTHDAY Caroline McWilliams, American actress (d. 2010)
4th of April 1946 BIRTHDAY Dave Hill, English guitarist (Slade)
4th of April 1946 BIRTHDAY Colin Coates, Australian speed skater
4th of April 1946 BIRTHDAY Katsuaki Sato, Japanese martial artist
4th of April 1946 BIRTHDAY Gyorgy Spiro, Hungarian novelist and playwright
4th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Ray Fosse, American baseball player and broadcaster
4th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Luke Halpin, American actor
4th of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Wiranto, Indonesian general
4th of April 1948 BIRTHDAY Michael Blassie, American military officer (d. 1972)
4th of April 1948 BIRTHDAY Berry Oakley, American bassist (The Allman Brothers Band) (d. 1972)
4th of April 1948 BIRTHDAY Dan Simmons, American writer
4th of April 1948 BIRTHDAY Derek Thompson, Northern Irish actor
4th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Junior Braithwaite, Jamaican singer (The Wailers) (d. 1999)
4th of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Shing-Tung Yau, Chinese mathematician
4th of April 1950 BIRTHDAY Christine Lahti, American actress
4th of April 1951 BIRTHDAY John Hannah, American football player
4th of April 1951 BIRTHDAY Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia
4th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Rosemarie Ackermann, German athlete
4th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Pat Burns, Canadian ice hockey coach (d. 2010)
4th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Gregg Hansford, Australian motorcycle and car racer (d. 1995)
4th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Gary Moore, Irish guitarist (Thin Lizzy) (d. 2011)
4th of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Villy S?vndal, Danish politician
4th of April 1953 BIRTHDAY Henry Fotheringham, former South African cricketer
4th of April 1953 BIRTHDAY Sammy Wilson, Northern Irish politician
4th of April 1953 BIRTHDAY Robert Bertrand, Canadian politician
4th of April 1954 BIRTHDAY Julie Carmen, American Actress
4th of April 1956 BIRTHDAY Tom Herr, American baseball player
4th of April 1956 BIRTHDAY David E. Kelley, American writer and TV producer
4th of April 1957 BIRTHDAY Ali El Haggar, Egyptian singer and actor
4th of April 1957 BIRTHDAY Aki Kaurismaki, Finnish film director
4th of April 1957 BIRTHDAY Graeme Kelling, Scottish musician (Deacon Blue) (d. 2004)
4th of April 1957 BIRTHDAY Kelso, American racehorse (d. 1983)
4th of April 1957 BIRTHDAY Nobuyoshi Kuwano, Japanese musician (Rats & Star)
4th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Mary-Margaret Humes, American actress
4th of April 1958 BIRTHDAY Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer (d. 1990)
4th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY Jane Eaglin, English soprano
4th of April 1960 BIRTHDAY Hugo Weaving, Nigerian-born English-Australian actor
4th of April 1962 BIRTHDAY Marco Giovannetti, Italian cyclist
4th of April 1962 BIRTHDAY Craig Adams, English musician (The Sisters of Mercy, Mission UK)
4th of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Dale Hawerchuk, Canadian ice hockey player
4th of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Jane McDonald, British singer, actress and media personality
4th of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Graham Norton, Irish talk show host
4th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Branco, Brazilian footballer and coach
4th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY David Cross, American actor and comedian
4th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Dr. Chud, American musician (Misfits, Dr. Chud's X-Ward)
4th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Robbie Rist, American actor
4th of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Dang Than, Vietnamese poet and writer
4th of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Robert Downey, Jr., American actor
4th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Mike Starr, American musician (Alice In Chains) (d. 2011)
4th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Riduan Isamuddin, Indonesian terrorist
4th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Nancy McKeon, American actor
4th of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Christos Tsekos Greek basketball player
4th of April 1967 BIRTHDAY George Mavrotas, Greek water polo player
4th of April 1968 BIRTHDAY Jesus Miguel Rollan Prada, Spanish water polo player (d. 2006)
4th of April 1968 BIRTHDAY Xenia Seeberg, German actress
4th of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Karren Brady, British sports executive and broadcaster
4th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Georgios Amanatidis, Greek footballer
4th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Wendy Bell, American television news reporter
4th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Barry Pepper, Canadian actor
4th of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Mix Master Mike, American turntablist (Beastie Boys)
4th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Mark Chapman, English radio sports newsreader and DJ
4th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Yanic Perreault, Canadian ice hockey player
4th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY John Zandig, American professional wrestler
4th of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Josh Todd, American singer (Buckcherry)
4th of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Jill Scott, American soul singer
4th of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Magnus Sveningsson, Swedish musician (The Cardigans)
4th of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Lisa Ray, Canadian actress
4th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY David Blaine, American illusionist
4th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Peter Hoekstra, Dutch footballer
4th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Loris Capirossi, Italian motorcycle racer
4th of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Chris McCormack, Australian triathlete
4th of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Dave Mirra, American athlete
4th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Thobias Fredriksson, Swedish cross-country skier
4th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Roy Padrick, American journalist
4th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Delphine Arnault, French businesswoman
4th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Pamela Ribon, American author and actress
4th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Scott Rolen, American baseball player
4th of April 1975 BIRTHDAY Kevin Weekes, Canadian ice-hockey player
4th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Sebastien Enjolras, French racing driver (d. 1997)
4th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Emerson, Brazilian footballer
4th of April 1976 BIRTHDAY James Roday, American actor
4th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Adam Dutkiewicz, American guitarist and producer (Killswitch Engage)
4th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Omarr Smith, American football player
4th of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Stephen Mulhern, British magician and TV presenter
4th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Jason Ellison, American baseball player
4th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Lemar, English singer
4th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Sam Moran, Australian entertainer
4th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Alan Mahon, Irish footballer
4th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Aska Yang, Taiwanese singer
4th of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Irene Skliva, Greek pagent contestant
4th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Heath Ledger, Australian actor (d. 2008)
4th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Andy McKee, American musician
4th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Natasha Lyonne, American actress
4th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Roberto Luongo, Canadian ice hockey player
4th of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Jessica Napier, New Zealand actress
4th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Trevor Moore, American comedian
4th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Johnny Borrell, English singer (Razorlight)
4th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Bjorn Wirdheim, Swedish race car driver
4th of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Eric Steinbach, American football player
4th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Eduardo Luis Carloto, Brazilian footballer
4th of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Ned Vizzini, American author
4th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Fabian Geiser, Swiss footballer
4th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Ben Gordon, American basketball player
4th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Doug Lynch, Canadian ice-hockey player
4th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Angelle Tymon, American journalist and TV game-show host
4th of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Amanda Righetti, American actress and producer
4th of April 1984 BIRTHDAY Arkady Vyatchanin, Russian swimmer
4th of April 1985 BIRTHDAY Rudy Fernandez, Spanish basketball player
4th of April 1985 BIRTHDAY Ricardo Vilar, Brazilian footballer
4th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Cameron Barker, Canadian ice-hockey player
4th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Eunhyuk, Korean singer (Super Junior)
4th of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Aiden McGeady, Irish footballer
4th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Devon Anderson, English actor
4th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress
4th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Sami Khedira, German footballer
4th of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Cameron Maybin, American baseball player
4th of April 1988 BIRTHDAY Frank Fielding, English footballer
4th of April 1989 BIRTHDAY Vurnon Anita, Dutch footballer
4th of April 1991 BIRTHDAY Jamie Lynn Spears, American actress and singer
4th of April 1992 BIRTHDAY Christina Metaxa, Cypriot singer
4th of April 1992 BIRTHDAY Alexa Nikolas, American actress
4th of April 1994 BIRTHDAY Risako Sugaya, Japanese singer
4th of April 0397 DEATH St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan (Born c. 338)
4th of April 0636 DEATH Saint Isidore of Seville, Church Father and the proposed patron of Internet (Born c. 560)
4th of April 0896 DEATH Pope Formosus (Born 816)
4th of April 1284 DEATH King Alfonso X of Castile (Born 1221)
4th of April 1292 DEATH Pope Nicholas IV (Born 1227)
4th of April 1305 DEATH Jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France (Born c. 1217)
4th of April 1536 DEATH Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (Born 1460)
4th of April 1588 DEATH King Frederick II of Denmark (Born 1534)
4th of April 1609 DEATH Charles de L'Ecluse, Flemish botanist (Born 1526)
4th of April 1617 DEATH John Napier, Scottish mathematician (Born 1550)
4th of April 1643 DEATH Simon Episcopius, Dutch theologian (Born 1583)
4th of April 1661 DEATH Alexander Leslie, 1st Earl of Leven, Scottish soldier (Born c. 1580)
4th of April 1701 DEATH Joseph Haines, entertainer and author
4th of April 1743 DEATH Daniel Neal, English historian (Born 1678)
4th of April 1761 DEATH Theodore Gardelle, Swiss painter and enameler (Born 1722)
4th of April 1766 DEATH John Taylor, English classical scholar (Born 1704)
4th of April 1774 DEATH Oliver Goldsmith, English writer (Born 1728)
4th of April 1792 DEATH James Sykes, American politician (Born 1725)
4th of April 1807 DEATH Joseph Jerome Lefrancais de Lalande, French astronomer (Born 1732)
4th of April 1817 DEATH Andre Massena, Duke of Rivoli, Prince of Essling and Marshal of France (Born 1758)
4th of April 1841 DEATH William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States (Born 1773)
4th of April 1846 DEATH Solomon Sibley, American senator from Michigan Territory (Born 1769)
4th of April 1861 DEATH John McLean, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (Born 1785)
4th of April 1863 DEATH Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver (Born 1790)
4th of April 1864 DEATH Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (Born 1808)
4th of April 1870 DEATH Heinrich Gustav Magnus, German chemist and physicist (Born 1802)
4th of April 1874 DEATH Charles Ernest Beule, French archaeologist and politician (Born 1826)
4th of April 1878 DEATH Richard Brewer, American gunslinger/cowboy (Born 1850)
4th of April 1879 DEATH Heinrich Wilhelm Dove, German physicist (Born 1803)
4th of April 1883 DEATH Peter Cooper, American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist (Born 1791)
4th of April 1884 DEATH Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian artist and diarist (Born 1860)
4th of April 1890 DEATH Edmond Hebert, French geologist (Born 1812)
4th of April 1890 DEATH Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau, Quebec politician (Born 1820)
4th of April 1919 DEATH William Crookes, English chemist and physicist (Born 1832)
4th of April 1923 DEATH John Venn, British mathematician (Born 1834)
4th of April 1929 DEATH Karl Benz, German engine designer, inventor, and automobile engineer (Born 1844)
4th of April 1931 DEATH Andre Michelin, French industrialist (Born 1853)
4th of April 1932 DEATH Wilhelm Ostwald, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1853)
4th of April 1947 DEATH William O'Donnell, Irish politician (Born ?)
4th of April 1951 DEATH Al Christie, Canadian film director and producer (Born 1881)
4th of April 1951 DEATH George Albert Smith, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) (Born 1870)
4th of April 1953 DEATH King Carol II of Romania (Born 1893)
4th of April 1957 DEATH E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (Born 1909)
4th of April 1958 DEATH Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure (Born 1925)
4th of April 1961 DEATH Simion Stoilow, Romanian mathematician (Born 1873)
4th of April 1962 DEATH James Hanratty, British rapist and murderer (Born 1936)
4th of April 1967 DEATH Hector Scarone, Uruguayan footballer (Born 1898)
4th of April 1967 DEATH Al Lewis, American songwriter (Born 1901)
4th of April 1968 DEATH Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (Born 1929)
4th of April 1970 DEATH Byron Foulger, American actor (Born 1899)
4th of April 1972 DEATH Adam Clayton Powell Jr., American politician (Born 1908)
4th of April 1972 DEATH Stefan Wolpe, German composer (Born 1902)
4th of April 1976 DEATH Harry Nyquist, Swedish contributor to information theory (Born 1889)
4th of April 1979 DEATH Edgar Buchanan, American actor (Born 1903)
4th of April 1980 DEATH Red Sovine, American country music singer (Born 1917)
4th of April 1983 DEATH Gloria Swanson, American actress (Born 1899)
4th of April 1984 DEATH Oleg Antonov, Soviet airplane engineer (Born 1906)
4th of April 1985 DEATH Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (Born 1891)
4th of April 1987 DEATH Chogyam Trungpa, Tibetan Buddhist meditation master (Born 1939)
4th of April 1987 DEATH C.L. Moore, American writer (Born 1911)
4th of April 1991 DEATH Edmund Adamkiewicz, German footballer (Born 1920)
4th of April 1991 DEATH H. John Heinz III, U.S. Senator (Born 1938)
4th of April 1991 DEATH Forrest Towns, American hurdler (Born 1914)
4th of April 1991 DEATH Max Frisch, Swiss writer (Born 1911)
4th of April 1992 DEATH Yvette Brind'Amour, French Canadian stage actress and artistic director (Born 1918)
4th of April 1992 DEATH Arthur Russell, American cellist (Born 1951)
4th of April 1992 DEATH Jack Hamilton, Australian football player (Born 1928)
4th of April 1993 DEATH Alfred Mosher Butts, American architect and inventor of Scrabble (Born 1899)
4th of April 1995 DEATH Kenny Everett, British radio DJ and television entertainer (Born 1944)
4th of April 1995 DEATH Priscilla Lane, American singer and actress (Born 1915)
4th of April 1996 DEATH Barney Ewell, American athlete (Born 1918)
4th of April 1996 DEATH Boone Guyton, American test pilot (Born 1913)
4th of April 1996 DEATH Larry LaPrise, American songwriter (Born 1913)
4th of April 1997 DEATH Leo Picard, Israeli geologist (Born 1900)
4th of April 1999 DEATH Faith Domergue, American actor (Born 1924)
4th of April 1999 DEATH Early Wynn, American baseball player (Born 1920)
4th of April 2001 DEATH Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, American custom car designer (Born 1932)
4th of April 2002 DEATH Harry L. O'Connor, Czech film stuntman
4th of April 2003 DEATH Anthony Caruso, American actor (Born 1916)
4th of April 2003 DEATH Resortes, Mexican comedian (Born 1916)
4th of April 2004 DEATH Alberic Schotte, Belgian cyclist (Born 1919)
4th of April 2004 DEATH Casey Sheehan, American soldier, son of Cindy Sheehan (Born 1979)
4th of April 2005 DEATH Edward Bronfman, Canadian businessman (Born 1924)
4th of April 2007 DEATH Terry Hall, English ventriloquist (Born 1927)
4th of April 2007 DEATH Bob Clark, American film director (Born 1941)
4th of April 2008 DEATH Francis Tucker, South African rally driver (Born 1923)
4th of April 2009 DEATH Gonzalo Olave, Chilean television actor (Born 1983)
4th of April 2011 DEATH Scott Columbus, American drummer (Manowar) (Born 1956)
4th of April 2011 DEATH Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, filmmaker and political activist (Born 1958)

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