Date History - On this day in history

Famous people who died on this day in history

Died on this day - April 26th

2005 - Mason Adams, American actor (b. 1919)

2005 - Maria Schell, Austrian-born actress (b. 1926)

2005 - Blade Icewood, American rapper (b. 1977)

2004 - Hubert Selby Jr., American author (b. 1928)

2003 - Rosemary Brown, Canadian politician (b. 1930)

2003 - Peter Stone, American writer (b. 1930)

2003 - Max Nicholson, Irish environmentalist (b. 1904)

2002 - Lisa Lopes, American singer (b. 1971)

1999 - Jill Dando, British television presenter (b. 1961)

1996 - Stirling Silliphant, American writer and producer (b. 1918)

1991 - Emily McLaughlin, American actress (b. 1930)

1991 - Carmine Coppola, American composer and conductor (b. 1910)

1989 - Lucille Ball, American actress and comedian (b. 1911)

1988 - James McCracken, American tenor (b. 1926)

1987 - John Ernest Silkin, British politician, (b. 1923)

1986 - Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (b. 1899)

1986 - Broderick Crawford, American actor (stroke) (b. 1911)

1984 - Count Basie, American musician and composer (b. 1904)

1981 - Jim Davis, American actor (b. 1909)

1976 - Sid James, British comedian (b. 1913)

1973 - Irene Ryan, American actress (b. 1902)

1970 - Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress (b. 1911)

1969 - Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist (b. 1883)

1964 - E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet born Newfoundland (b. 1882)

1956 - Edward Arnold, American actor (b. 1890)

1951 - Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (b. 1868)

1940 - Carl Bosch, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b.g 1874)

1938 - Edmund Husserl, Austrian philosopher (b. 1859)

1932 - William Lockwood, English cricketer (b. 1868)

1932 - Hart Crane, American poet (suicide) (b. 1899)

1920 - Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (b. 1887)

1910 - Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)

1892 - Sir Provo Wallis, British Admiral and naval hero (b. 1791)

1865 - John Wilkes Booth, American actor and assassin (shot) (b. 1838)

1789 - Count Petr Ivanovich Panin, Russian soldier (b. 1721)

1784 - Nano Nagle, Irish convent founder (b. 1718)

1716 - John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1651)

1489 - Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465)

1478 - Giuliano di Piero de' Medici, ruler of Florence (assassinated) (b. 1453)

1444 - Robert Campin, Flemish painter (b. 1378)

1192 - Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127)



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