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1st of April 0286 EVENT Emperor Diocletian elevates his general Maximian to co-emperor with the rank of Augustus and gives him control over the Western regions of the Roman Empire.
1st of April 0325 EVENT Crown Prince Jin Chengdi, age 4, succeeds his father Jin Mingdi as emperor of the Eastern Jin Dynasty.
1st of April 0527 EVENT Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne.
1st of April 1293 EVENT Robert Winchelsey leaves England for Rome, to be consecrated as Archbishop of Canterbury.
1st of April 1318 EVENT Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from England.
1st of April 1340 EVENT Niels Ebbesen kills Gerhard III of Holstein in his bedroom, ending the 1332-1340 interregnum in Denmark.
1st of April 1572 EVENT In the Eighty Years' War, the Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Spaniards, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic.
1st of April 1789 EVENT In New York City, the United States House of Representatives holds its first quorum and elects Frederick Muhlenberg of Pennsylvania as its first House Speaker.
1st of April 1826 EVENT Samuel Morey patents the internal combustion engine.
1st of April 1833 EVENT The Convention of 1833, a political gathering of settlers in Mexican Texas to help draft a series of petitions to the Mexican government, begins in San Felipe de Austin
1st of April 1854 EVENT Hard Times begins serialisation in Charles Dickens' magazine, Household Words.
1st of April 1865 EVENT American Civil War: Battle of Five Forks : In Siege of Petersburg, Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive.
1st of April 1867 EVENT Singapore becomes a British crown colony.
1st of April 1871 EVENT The first stage of the Brill Tramway opened.
1st of April 1873 EVENT The British steamer RMS Atlantic sinks off Nova Scotia, killing 547.
1st of April 1887 EVENT Mumbai Fire Brigade is established.
1st of April 1891 EVENT The Wrigley Company is founded in Chicago, Illinois.
1st of April 1893 EVENT The rank of Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy is established.
1st of April 1908 EVENT The Territorial Force (renamed Territorial Army in 1920) is formed as a volunteer reserve component of the British Army.
1st of April 1918 EVENT The Royal Air Force is created by the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service.
1st of April 1922 EVENT Six Irish Catholic civilians are shot and beaten-to-death by a gang of policemen in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
1st of April 1924 EVENT The Royal Canadian Air Force is formed.
1st of April 1924 EVENT Adolf Hitler is sentenced to five years in jail for his participation in the "Beer Hall Putsch". However, he spends only nine months in jail, during which he writes Mein Kampf.
1st of April 1933 EVENT English cricketer Wally Hammond set a record for the highest individual Test innings of 336 not out, during a Test match against New Zealand.
1st of April 1933 EVENT The recently elected Nazis under Julius Streicher organize a one-day boycott of all Jewish-owned businesses in Germany, ushering in a series of anti-Semitic acts.
1st of April 1936 EVENT Orissa formerly known as Kalinga or Utkal becomes a state in India.
1st of April 1937 EVENT Aden becomes a British crown colony.
1st of April 1939 EVENT Generalisimo Francisco Franco of the Spanish State announces the end of the Spanish Civil War, when the last of the Republican forces surrender.
1st of April 1941 EVENT A military coup in Iraq overthrows the regime of 'Abd al-Ilah and installs Rashid Ali as Prime Minister.
1st of April 1941 EVENT The Blockade Runner Badge for the German navy is instituted.
1st of April 1944 EVENT Navigation errors lead to an accidental American bombing of the Swiss city of Schaffhausen.
1st of April 1945 EVENT World War II: Operation Iceberg : United States troops land on Okinawa in the last campaign of the war.
1st of April 1946 EVENT Aleutian Island earthquake: A 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the Aleutian Islands creates a tsunami that strikes the Hawaiian Islands killing 159, mostly in Hilo.
1st of April 1946 EVENT Formation of the Malayan Union.
1st of April 1947 EVENT Paul becomes king of Greece, on the death of his childless elder brother, George II.
1st of April 1948 EVENT Cold War: Berlin Airlift : Military forces, under direction of the Russian-controlled government in East Germany, set-up a land blockade of West Berlin.
1st of April 1948 EVENT Faroe Islands receive autonomy from Denmark.
1st of April 1949 EVENT Chinese Civil War: The Communist Party of China holds unsuccessful peace talks with the Kuomintang in Beijing, after three years of fighting.
1st of April 1949 EVENT The 26 counties of the Irish Free State become the Republic of Ireland.
1st of April 1949 EVENT The Canadian government repeals Japanese Canadian internment after seven years.
1st of April 1954 EVENT President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorizes the creation of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado.
1st of April 1955 EVENT The EOKA rebellion against The British Empire begins in Cyprus, with the goal of obtaining the desired unification ("enosis") with Greece.
1st of April 1957 EVENT The BBC broadcasts the spaghetti tree hoax on its current affairs programme Panorama.
1st of April 1959 EVENT Iakovos is enthroned as Greek Orthodox Archbishop of America.
1st of April 1967 EVENT The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.
1st of April 1969 EVENT The Hawker Siddeley Harrier enters service with the Royal Air Force.
1st of April 1970 EVENT President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the Surgeon General's warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertisements on television and radio in the United States, starting on January 1, 1971.
1st of April 1971 EVENT Bangladesh Liberation War: The Pakistan Army massacred over 1,000 people in Keraniganj Upazila, Bangladesh.
1st of April 1973 EVENT Project Tiger, a tiger conservation project, is launched in the Corbett National Park, India.
1st of April 1974 EVENT In the United Kingdom, the Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties come into being.
1st of April 1976 EVENT Apple Inc. is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.
1st of April 1976 EVENT The Jovian-Plutonian gravitational effect hoax is first reported by British astronomer Patrick Moore.
1st of April 1976 EVENT Conrail takes over operations from six bankrupt railroads in the Northeastern U.S..
1st of April 1978 EVENT The Philippine College of Commerce, through a presidential decree, becomes the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
1st of April 1979 EVENT Iran becomes an Islamic Republic by a 98% vote, officially overthrowing the Shah.
1st of April 1989 EVENT Margaret Thatcher's new local government tax, the Community Charge (commonly known as the "poll tax"), is introduced in Scotland.
1st of April 1992 EVENT Start of the Bosnian war.
1st of April 1996 EVENT The Halifax Regional Municipality in Nova Scotia is created.
1st of April 1997 EVENT Comet Hale-Bopp is seen passing over perihelion.
1st of April 1999 EVENT Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
1st of April 2001 EVENT An EP-3E United States Navy surveillance aircraft collides with a Chinese People's Liberation Army Shenyang J-8 fighter jet. The Navy crew makes an emergency landing in Hainan, People's Republic of China and is detained.
1st of April 2001 EVENT Former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic surrenders to police special forces, to be tried on war crimes charges.
1st of April 2001 EVENT Same-sex marriage becomes legal in the Netherlands, the first country to allow it.
1st of April 2006 EVENT The Serious Organised Crime Agency, dubbed the "British FBI", is created in the United Kingdom.
1st of April 2009 EVENT Croatia and Albania join NATO
1st of April 2011 EVENT After protests against the burning of the Quran turned violent, a mob attacked a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and killed thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.
1st of April 1220 BIRTHDAY Emperor Go-Saga of Japan (d. 1272)
1st of April 1543 BIRTHDAY Francois de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguieres, Constable of France (d. 1626)
1st of April 1578 BIRTHDAY William Harvey, English physician (d. 1657)
1st of April 1610 BIRTHDAY Charles de Saint-Evremond, French soldier (d. 1703)
1st of April 1640 BIRTHDAY Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (d. 1697)
1st of April 1647 BIRTHDAY John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet (d. 1680)
1st of April 1697 BIRTHDAY Antoine Francois Prevost, French author and novelist (d. 1763)
1st of April 1753 BIRTHDAY Joseph de Maistre, French diplomat and writer (d. 1821)
1st of April 1765 BIRTHDAY Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (d. 1810)
1st of April 1776 BIRTHDAY Sophie Germain, French mathematician (d. 1831)
1st of April 1815 BIRTHDAY Otto von Bismarck, German statesman (d. 1898)
1st of April 1815 BIRTHDAY Edward Clark, American politician (d. 1880)
1st of April 1834 BIRTHDAY James "Big Jim" Fisk, American entrepreneur (d. 1872)
1st of April 1854 BIRTHDAY Bill Traylor, American artist (d. 1949)
1st of April 1856 BIRTHDAY Acacio Gabriel Viegas, Indian physician (d. 1933)
1st of April 1865 BIRTHDAY Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Austrian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1929)
1st of April 1866 BIRTHDAY Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist and composer (d. 1924)
1st of April 1868 BIRTHDAY Edmond Rostand, French dramatist (d. 1918)
1st of April 1873 BIRTHDAY Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian composer, pianist, and conductor (d. 1943)
1st of April 1874 BIRTHDAY Ernest William Barnes, English mathematician and theologian (d. 1953)
1st of April 1875 BIRTHDAY Edgar Wallace, English writer (d. 1932)
1st of April 1880 BIRTHDAY Agha Petros, Assyrian general (d. 1932)
1st of April 1882 BIRTHDAY Paul Anspach, Belgian fencer (d. 1991)
1st of April 1883 BIRTHDAY Lon Chaney, Sr., American actor (d. 1930)
1st of April 1884 BIRTHDAY Laurette Taylor, American stage actress (d. 1946)
1st of April 1885 BIRTHDAY Wallace Beery, American actor (d. 1949)
1st of April 1887 BIRTHDAY H. S. Lloyd, British dog breeder (d. 1963)
1st of April 1889 BIRTHDAY K. B. Hedgewar, Indian physician and Hindu nationalism advocate (d. 1940)
1st of April 1893 BIRTHDAY Cicely Courtneidge, English actress and comedian (d. 1980)
1st of April 1895 BIRTHDAY Alberta Hunter, American singer (d. 1984)
1st of April 1897 BIRTHDAY Nita Naldi, American actress (d. 1961)
1st of April 1898 BIRTHDAY William James Sidis, American mathematician and child prodigy (d. 1944)
1st of April 1899 BIRTHDAY Gustavs Celmins, Latvian politician (d. 1968)
1st of April 1901 BIRTHDAY Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)
1st of April 1902 BIRTHDAY Maria Polydouri, Greek poet (d. 1930)
1st of April 1906 BIRTHDAY Aleksandr Yakovlev, Russian engineer and aeroplane designer (d. 1989)
1st of April 1908 BIRTHDAY Abraham Maslow, American psychologist (d. 1970)
1st of April 1909 BIRTHDAY Eddy Duchin, American pianist and bandleader (d. 1951)
1st of April 1911 BIRTHDAY Fauja Singh, Indian athlete
1st of April 1912 BIRTHDAY Donald Nyrop, American airline executive (d. 2010)
1st of April 1913 BIRTHDAY Memos Makris, Greek sculptor (d. 1993)
1st of April 1914 BIRTHDAY Lor Tok, Thai comedian and actor (d. 2002)
1st of April 1915 BIRTHDAY Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (d. 2004)
1st of April 1917 BIRTHDAY Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1st of April 1919 BIRTHDAY Joseph Murray, American surgeon, Nobel laureate
1st of April 1920 BIRTHDAY Toshiro Mifune, Japanese actor (d. 1997)
1st of April 1921 BIRTHDAY Ken Reardon, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2008)
1st of April 1922 BIRTHDAY William Manchester, American historian (d. 2004)
1st of April 1924 BIRTHDAY Brendan Byrne, American politician
1st of April 1924 BIRTHDAY Miodrag Petrovic, Serbian actor (d. 2003)
1st of April 1926 BIRTHDAY Charles Bressler, American tenor
1st of April 1926 BIRTHDAY Anne McCaffrey, American author
1st of April 1926 BIRTHDAY John Scott Martin, English actor (d. 2009)
1st of April 1927 BIRTHDAY Walter Bahr, American footballer
1st of April 1927 BIRTHDAY Peter Cundall, Australian horticulturist
1st of April 1927 BIRTHDAY Amos Milburn, American pianist (d. 1980)
1st of April 1928 BIRTHDAY George Grizzard, American actor (d. 2007)
1st of April 1929 BIRTHDAY Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator (d. 2010)
1st of April 1929 BIRTHDAY Milan Kundera, Czech writer
1st of April 1929 BIRTHDAY Bo Schembechler, American football coach (d. 2006)
1st of April 1929 BIRTHDAY Jane Powell, American dancer, actress, and singer
1st of April 1930 BIRTHDAY Grace Lee Whitney, American actress
1st of April 1931 BIRTHDAY Rolf Hochhuth, German writer
1st of April 1931 BIRTHDAY Ita Ever, Estonian actress
1st of April 1932 BIRTHDAY Gordon Jump, American actor (d. 2003)
1st of April 1932 BIRTHDAY Debbie Reynolds, American actress
1st of April 1933 BIRTHDAY Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, French physicist, Nobel laureate
1st of April 1933 BIRTHDAY Dan Flavin, American artist (d. 1996)
1st of April 1934 BIRTHDAY Don Hastings, American actor
1st of April 1934 BIRTHDAY Rod Kanehl, American baseball player (d. 2004)
1st of April 1934 BIRTHDAY Vladimir Posner, Russian journalist
1st of April 1935 BIRTHDAY Larry McDonald, American politician (d. 1983)
1st of April 1936 BIRTHDAY Jean-Pascal Delamuraz, Swiss politician (d. 1998)
1st of April 1936 BIRTHDAY Abdul Qadeer Khan , Pakistani nuclear scientist
1st of April 1938 BIRTHDAY John Quade, American actor (d. 2009)
1st of April 1939 BIRTHDAY Phil Niekro, American baseball player
1st of April 1939 BIRTHDAY Ali MacGraw, American actress
1st of April 1939 BIRTHDAY Rudolph Isley, American singer
1st of April 1940 BIRTHDAY Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
1st of April 1941 BIRTHDAY Ajit Wadekar, Indian cricketer
1st of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Annie Nightingale, British disc jockey
1st of April 1942 BIRTHDAY Samuel R. Delany, American author
1st of April 1944 BIRTHDAY Rusty Staub, American baseball player
1st of April 1945 BIRTHDAY John Barbata, American drummer
1st of April 1946 BIRTHDAY Ronnie Lane, English musician (d. 1997)
1st of April 1946 BIRTHDAY Arrigo Sacchi, Italian football coach
1st of April 1946 BIRTHDAY Eva Polttila, Finnish news broadcaster
1st of April 1946 BIRTHDAY Nikitas Kaklamanis, Greek politician
1st of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Alain Connes, French mathematician
1st of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Norm Van Lier, American basketball player (d. 2009)
1st of April 1947 BIRTHDAY Robin Scott, English singer
1st of April 1948 BIRTHDAY Jimmy Cliff, Jamaican musician
1st of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Gerard Mestrallet, French businessman
1st of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Sammy Nelson, Northern Irish footballer
1st of April 1949 BIRTHDAY Gil Scott-Heron, American musician and composer
1st of April 1950 BIRTHDAY Samuel Alito, American lawyer and jurist
1st of April 1950 BIRTHDAY Loris Kessel, Swiss racing driver (d. 2010)
1st of April 1951 BIRTHDAY John Philip Abizaid, American army general
1st of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Annette O'Toole, American actress
1st of April 1952 BIRTHDAY Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher
1st of April 1953 BIRTHDAY Barry Sonnenfeld, producer and director
1st of April 1954 BIRTHDAY Jeff Porcaro, American drummer (d. 1992)
1st of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Humayun Akhtar Khan, Pakistani statesman
1st of April 1955 BIRTHDAY Terry Nichols, American mass murderer
1st of April 1957 BIRTHDAY Denise Nickerson, American actress
1st of April 1957 BIRTHDAY David Gower, English cricketer
1st of April 1958 BIRTHDAY D. Boon, American musician (d. 1985)
1st of April 1960 BIRTHDAY Michael Praed, British actor
1st of April 1961 BIRTHDAY Susan Boyle, Scottish singer and Britain's Got Talent contestant
1st of April 1962 BIRTHDAY Phillip Schofield, British television presenter
1st of April 1962 BIRTHDAY Samboy Lim, Filipino basketball player
1st of April 1963 BIRTHDAY Teddy Diaz, Filipino rock guitarist (The Dawn) (d.1988)
1st of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Erik Breukink, Dutch cyclist and manager
1st of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Scott Stevens, Canadian ice hockey player
1st of April 1964 BIRTHDAY Kevin Duckworth, American basketball player (d. 2008)
1st of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Tomas Alfredson, Swedish film director
1st of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Robert Steadman, English composer
1st of April 1965 BIRTHDAY Mark Jackson, American basketball player
1st of April 1966 BIRTHDAY Chris Evans, English disc jockey
1st of April 1967 BIRTHDAY Phil Demmel, American musician
1st of April 1968 BIRTHDAY Julia Boutros, Lebanese singer
1st of April 1968 BIRTHDAY Traci Lind, American actress
1st of April 1968 BIRTHDAY Andreas Schnaas, German horror film director
1st of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Dean Windass, English football player
1st of April 1969 BIRTHDAY Fadl Shaker, Lebanese singer
1st of April 1970 BIRTHDAY Sung Hi Lee, Korean-born model
1st of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Jessica Collins, American actress
1st of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Lachy Hulme, Australian actor and screenwriter
1st of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Sonia Bisset, Cuban javelin thrower
1st of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Shinji Nakano, Japanese race car driver
1st of April 1971 BIRTHDAY Method Man, American rapper
1st of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Albert Hughes, American film director
1st of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Allen Hughes, American film director
1st of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Darren McCarty, Canadian ice hockey player
1st of April 1972 BIRTHDAY Jesse Tobias, American musician
1st of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Christian Finnegan, American comedian
1st of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Stephen Fleming, New Zealand cricketer
1st of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Joe Francis, American adult video producer
1st of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Kris Marshall, British actor
1st of April 1973 BIRTHDAY Rachel Maddow, American radio personality and political analyst
1st of April 1974 BIRTHDAY China Chow, British actress
1st of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Beatriz Batarda, Portuguese actress
1st of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Richard Christy, American drummer
1st of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Hugo Benjamin Ibarra, Argentine footballer
1st of April 1974 BIRTHDAY Sandra Volker, German swimmer
1st of April 1975 BIRTHDAY George Bastl, Swiss tennis player
1st of April 1975 BIRTHDAY John Butler, Australian singer and musician
1st of April 1976 BIRTHDAY David Oyelowo, English-Nigerian actor
1st of April 1976 BIRTHDAY Clarence Seedorf, Dutch footballer
1st of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Jon Gosselin, American TV personality
1st of April 1977 BIRTHDAY Haimar Zubeldia, Spanish cyclist
1st of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Antonio de Nigris, Mexican footballer (d. 2009)
1st of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Jean-Pierre Dumont, Canadian ice hockey player
1st of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Anamaria Marinca, Romanian actress
1st of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Miroslava Vavrinec, Swiss tennis player
1st of April 1978 BIRTHDAY Etan Thomas, American basketball player
1st of April 1979 BIRTHDAY Ivano Balic, Croatian handballer
1st of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Bijou Phillips, American actress
1st of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Randy Orton, American professional wrestler
1st of April 1980 BIRTHDAY Yuko Takeuchi, Japanese actress
1st of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Hannah Spearritt, British singer and actor
1st of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Asli Bayram, Turkish-born German model and actress
1st of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Antonis Fotsis, Greek basketball player
1st of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Bjoern Einar Romoeren, Norwegian skijumper
1st of April 1981 BIRTHDAY Aimee Chan, Miss Hong Kong 2006
1st of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Sam Huntington, American actor
1st of April 1982 BIRTHDAY Taran Killam, American comedian and actor
1st of April 1983 BIRTHDAY John Axford, Canadian baseball pitcher
1st of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Tamati Ellison, New Zealand rugby player
1st of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Lance Hohaia, New Zealand rugby player
1st of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Jussi Jokinen, Finnish ice hockey player
1st of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Matt Lanter, American actor and model
1st of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Sergey Lazarev, Russian singer
1st of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Olafur Ingi Skulason, Icelandic footballer
1st of April 1983 BIRTHDAY Sean Taylor, American football player (d. 2007)
1st of April 1984 BIRTHDAY Gilberto Macena, Brazilian footballer
1st of April 1985 BIRTHDAY Josh Zuckerman, American actor
1st of April 1985 BIRTHDAY Daniel Murphy, American baseball player
1st of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Ireen Wust, Dutch speed skater
1st of April 1986 BIRTHDAY Shunichi Miyamoto, Japanese musician
1st of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Oliver Turvey, British racing driver
1st of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Ding Junhui, Chinese snooker player
1st of April 1987 BIRTHDAY Li Ting, Chinese diver
1st of April 1988 BIRTHDAY Brook Lopez, American basketball player
1st of April 1988 BIRTHDAY Robin Lopez, American basketball player
1st of April 1988 BIRTHDAY Courtney McCool, American gymnast
1st of April 1989 BIRTHDAY Jan Blokhuijsen, Dutch speed skater
1st of April 1989 BIRTHDAY David N'Gog, French footballer
1st of April 1989 BIRTHDAY Vietoris Krisztian, German racing driver
1st of April 1993 BIRTHDAY Keito Okamoto, Japanese singer
1st of April 1997 BIRTHDAY Asa Butterfield, English actor
1st of April 1085 DEATH Emperor Shenzong of China (Born 1048)
1st of April 1132 DEATH St. Hugues, Bishop of Grenoble (Born 1053)
1st of April 1204 DEATH Eleanor of Aquitaine, mother of Richard I of England and John of England (Born 1122)
1st of April 1205 DEATH King Amalric II of Jerusalem (Born 1145)
1st of April 1528 DEATH Francisco de Penalosa, Spanish composer
1st of April 1580 DEATH Alonso Mudarra, Spanish composer
1st of April 1621 DEATH Cristofano Allori, Italian painter (Born 1577)
1st of April 1637 DEATH Niwa Nagashige, Japanese warlord (Born 1571)
1st of April 1682 DEATH Franz Egon of Furstenberg, Bavarian Catholic archbishop (Born 1625)
1st of April 1787 DEATH Floyer Sydenham, English classical scholar (Born 1710)
1st of April 1839 DEATH Benjamin Pierce, American politician (Born 1757)
1st of April 1865 DEATH Giuditta Pasta, Italian soprano (Born 1797)
1st of April 1872 DEATH Frederick Maurice, English theologian (Born 1805)
1st of April 1872 DEATH William Frederick Horry, English convicted murderer (Born 1843)
1st of April 1878 DEATH John Corry Wilson Daly, Canadian politician (Born 1796)
1st of April 1890 DEATH David Wilber, American politician (Born 1820)
1st of April 1890 DEATH Alexander F. Mozhayskiy, Russian aviation pioneer (Born 1825)
1st of April 1897 DEATH Jandamarra, Indigenous Australian resistance leader (Born c. 1873)
1st of April 1914 DEATH Rube Waddell, American baseball player (Born 1876)
1st of April 1917 DEATH Scott Joplin, American musician and composer (Born 1868)
1st of April 1922 DEATH Emperor Karl I of Austria (Born 1887)
1st of April 1930 DEATH Cosima Wagner, daughter of Franz Liszt and widow of Richard Wagner (Born 1837)
1st of April 1946 DEATH Noah Beery, Sr., American actor (Born 1882)
1st of April 1947 DEATH King George II of Greece (Born 1890)
1st of April 1950 DEATH Charles R. Drew, American physician (Born 1904)
1st of April 1962 DEATH Jussi Kekkonen, Finnish major (Born 1910)
1st of April 1965 DEATH Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics manufacturer (Born 1870)
1st of April 1966 DEATH Flann O'Brien, Irish humorist (Born 1911)
1st of April 1968 DEATH Lev Davidovich Landau, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (Born 1908)
1st of April 1976 DEATH Max Ernst, German artist (Born 1891)
1st of April 1979 DEATH Bruno Coquatrix, French music impresario (Born 1910)
1st of April 1979 DEATH Barbara Luddy, American actress (Born 1908)
1st of April 1981 DEATH Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (Born 1910)
1st of April 1984 DEATH Marvin Gaye, American singer (Born 1939)
1st of April 1985 DEATH Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (Born 1920)
1st of April 1986 DEATH Erik Bruhn, Danish ballet dancer, choreographer (Born 1928)
1st of April 1988 DEATH Jim Jordan, American actor (Fibber McGee) (Born 1896)
1st of April 1991 DEATH Martha Graham, American dancer and choreographer (Born 1894)
1st of April 1991 DEATH Jaime Guzman, Chilean politician (Born 1946)
1st of April 1992 DEATH Nigel Preston, English drummer (Born 1959)
1st of April 1992 DEATH Michael Havers, British barrister and politician (Born 1923)
1st of April 1993 DEATH Alan Kulwicki, American race car driver (Born 1954)
1st of April 1994 DEATH Robert Doisneau, French photographer (Born 1912)
1st of April 1995 DEATH H. Adams Carter, American Alpine Club President, 10th Mountain Division trainer (Born 1914)
1st of April 1995 DEATH Lucy Rie, American potter (Born 1902)
1st of April 1996 DEATH John McSherry, American baseball umpire (Born 1944)
1st of April 1997 DEATH Norman Carr, British conservationist (Born 1912)
1st of April 1998 DEATH Gene Evans, American actor (Born 1922)
1st of April 1998 DEATH Rozz Williams, American musician (Christian Death) (Born 1963)
1st of April 1999 DEATH Jesse Stone, American record producer (Born 1901)
1st of April 2000 DEATH Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist (Born 1924)
1st of April 2001 DEATH Olivia Barclay, British astrologer (Born 1919)
1st of April 2001 DEATH Jo-Jo Moore, American baseball player (Born 1908)
1st of April 2001 DEATH Trinh Cong Son, Vietnamese composer (Born 1939)
1st of April 2002 DEATH Gavin Pfuhl, South African cricketer (Born 1947)
1st of April 2002 DEATH Simo Hayha, Finnish marksman (Born 1905)
1st of April 2003 DEATH Leslie Cheung, Hong Kong actor and singer (Born 1956)
1st of April 2004 DEATH Aaron Bank, American Office of Strategic Services officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (Born 1902)
1st of April 2004 DEATH Carrie Snodgress, American actress (Born 1946)
1st of April 2004 DEATH Nilo Soruco, Bolivian songwriter (Born 1927)
1st of April 2004 DEATH Ioannis Kyrastas, Greek footballer and manager (Born 1952)
1st of April 2005 DEATH Harald Juhnke, German entertainer (Born 1929)
1st of April 2005 DEATH Jack Keller, American songwriter (Born 1936)
1st of April 2005 DEATH Paul Bomani, Tanzanian politician and ambassador (b 1925)
1st of April 2005 DEATH Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist and composer (Born 1915)
1st of April 2005 DEATH Robert Coldwell Wood, American educator (Born 1923)
1st of April 2006 DEATH In Tam, Cambodian politician (Born 1916)
1st of April 2007 DEATH Herb Carneal, American sports broadcaster (Born 1923)
1st of April 2010 DEATH John Forsythe, American actor (Born 1918)
1st of April 2010 DEATH Tzannis Tzannetakis, Greek politician, 175th Prime Minister of Greece (Born 1927)