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Notable Deaths on April 26th

1989Lucille Ball, comedienne (I Love Lucy), dies of heart attack at 78

1865John Wilkes Booth, assassin, is shot dead near Bowling Green VA at 27

April 26th Deaths
Date Event
757
Stephen II, Pope (752-57), dies 
1192
Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127) 
1196
Alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies 
1444
Robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65 
1476
Simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli (b.1453) 
1478
Giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24 
1489
Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465) 
1558
Jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies 
1648
Christoph Thomas Walliser, composer, dies at 79 
1703
Georg Christoph Leuttner, composer, dies at 58 
1716
John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1651) 
1726
Jeremy Collier, Engl bishop/historian/opponent to theater, dies at 75 
1784
Nano Nagle, Irish convent founder (b. 1718) 
1785
Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff, composer, dies at 40 
1789
Peter I Panin, Russian general (Pugatshov-uprising), dies at about 67 
1805
Jean BG d'ansse the Villoison, classic (Anecdota Graeca), dies at 55 
1827
Bernardo Ottani, composer, dies at 90 
1865
Charles J Sax, Belgium musician and father of Adolphe Sax inventor of the saxophone, dies at 74 
1865
John Wilkes Booth, assassin, is shot dead near Bowling Green VA at 27 
1881
Ludwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen, German general (b. 1815) 
1892
Sir Provo Wallis, British Admiral and naval hero (b. 1791) 
1906
Henry J.W. Dam, Her Silent Sacrifice 
1907
Pietro Plantania, composer, dies at 79 
1910
Bjornstjerne Bjornson, Norwegian writer (Mary, Nobel 1903), dies at 77 
1910
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, The Greatest Thing 
1915
John Bunny, A Cure for Pokeritis 
1916
Mário de Sá-Carneiro, Retrato de Família 
1917
Dent Gilbert, Castles for Two 
1920
Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (b. 1887) 
1920
Marjorie Benton Cooke, Married? 
1922
Hans Sommer, composer, dies at 84 
1922
Frederic Van Rensselaer Dey, Three Keys 
1923
Pablo Podestá, Tierra baja 
1923
Inda Palmer, Crossed Wires 
1924
Josef Labor, composer, dies at 82 
1928
François de Curel, Le bois des amants 
1930
Beth Slater Whitson, Out of Sight 
1932
Bill Lockwood, cricketer (43 wickets in 12 Tests for England), dies 
1932
Stefano Pittaluga, Nerone 
1933
Roy Stewart, Sparrows 
1934
R. Henry Grey, The Phantom Shotgun 
1936
Tammany Young, American actor (b.1886) 
1936
Tammany Young, It's a Gift 
1938
Edmund Husserl, German philosopher (study of phenomenon), dies at 79 
1939
Nelson Keys, Knights for a Day 
1940
Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65 
1941
Jean Demoor, Belgian physician/physiologist/educationalist, dies at 74 
1941
Gräfin Eufemia von Adlersfeld-Ballentein, Der Amönenhof 
1942
Walter Cameron, The Varsity Race 
1944
Violette Morris, French athlete (b. 1893) 
1944
George Herriman, Krazy Kat Goes A-Wooing 
1944
Harold Wenstrom, The Lost Patrol 
1945
Pavlo Skoropadsky, Ukrainian politician and general (b. 1871) 
1945
Sigmund Rascher, Nazi doctor (b. 1909) 
1945
Hilde Gebuehr, Die Wasserteufel von Hieflau 
1945
Karl Haubenreißer, It Was a Gay Ballnight 
1946
Hermann Keyserling, count/philosopher (Unsterblichkeit), dies at 65 
1946
Frank Cotner, The Demon Rider 
1947
Cecil Reynolds, Modern Times 
1947
Frank E. Hughes, Lifeboat 
1949
Alfred Drayton, Things Happen at Night 
1950
G. Murray Hulbert, American politician (b. 1881) 
1950
Luigi Garrone, The Adulteress 
1951
John Alden Carpenter, US composer (Sea Drift), dies at 75 
1951
Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (b. 1868) 
1951
Gerda Müller, Das Fräulein von Scuderi 
1951
Juan Miguel Velich, The Motorcycle Diaries 
1952
Charles L Baars, Dutch actor (Women Tamers), dies at 59 
1952
Friedrich Ulmer, The Monastery's Hunter 
1952
Olof Krook, Mans kvinna 
1953
Bob Moak, In the Navy 
1953
Rian James, 42nd Street 
1956
Edward Arnold, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66 
1956
Vladimir Frolenko, The Fall of Berlin 
1956
Edward Arnold, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 
1957
Gichin Funakoshi, Father of Japanese Shotokan Karatedo (b. 1868) 
1957
Philip Stong, State Fair 
1957
Elinor Fair, The Volga Boatman 
1957
Eva Karelová, Portási 
1958
Joe Small, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies 
1958
Johan N C "Joan" Collette, painter, dies at 68 
1958
Philip Moeller, Break of Hearts 
1958
Mikayil Rafili, Sabuhi 
1958
Lew Short, There Is No Place Like Home 
1958
Daniel P. Kelleher, The Calling of Jim Barton 
1960
Wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82 
1961
Gail Russell, actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36 
1962
Kôkichi Tsukiyama, Shibukawa Bangorô 
1962
Martin Cichy, O'Mally Rides Alone 
1964
Edwin John Pratt, Canadian poet (Towards the Last Spike), dies at 81 
1964
Pieter van der Lijn, Dutch geologist (Boulder Book), dies at 93 
1965
Aaron Avshalomov, composer, dies at 70 
1967
Jack Radcliffe, Wee Geordie 
1969
Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of aikido (b. 1883) 
1970
Gypsy Rose Lee, stripper/actress (Pruitts of S Hampton), dies at 56 
1970
John Knittel, writer, dies at 79 
1970
Paul Celan, writer, dies at 49 [or May 5] 
1970
Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (b. 1886) 
1972
Margaret A R Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger, dies at 59 
1972
Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (b. 1892) 
1973
Irene Ryan, actress (Granny-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69 
1976
Allan Jackson, newscaster (Youth Takes a Stand), dies at 60 
1976
Neil McCallum, actor (Pete-Saber of London), dies at 45 
1976
Sid James, South African-born British comedian, dies at 62 
1977
Sandro Giovannini, Un mandarino per Teo 
1979
Jozef Cierny, Three Daughters 
1980
Cicely Courtneidge, actress (Double Exposure), dies at 87 
1980
Franziska Kinz, Diary of a Lost Girl 
1980
Cicely Courtneidge, The L-Shaped Room 
1981
Jim Davis, actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies at 65 
1981
Madge Evans, TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 71 
1981
Robert Davi, dies at 54 
1981
Madge Evans, Army Girl 
1982
Celia Johnson, British actress (Jean Brodie), dies of stroke at 73 
1982
Ville Ritola, Finnish 5/10km runner (Olympic-gold-1924, 28), dies 
1982
Celia Johnson, Brief Encounter 
1982
Ovidiu Gologan, Forest of the Hanged 
1982
Chaim Grade, The Quarrel 
1983
Bronislaw Kaper, composer, dies at 81 
1983
Vaughn Taylor, actor (Johnny Jupiter), dies at 72 
1983
Rocky Gunn, The Return of Charlie Chan 
1983
J.G. Smyth, Banzai! Japan: 1931-1942 
1983
Vaughn Taylor, Psycho 
1983
Felix De Cola, Kipling's Women 
1983
Shirley Deane, Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe 
1983
Walter Pritchard, The Hungry Dragon 
1983
Bronislau Kaper, A Day at the Races 
1984
Henry Rowland, actor (Rogue's Regiment), dies at 70 
1984
May McAvoy, actress (Ben Hur), dies at 82 after a heart attack 
1984
William "Count" Basie, jazz piano great, dies on 80th birthday 
1984
Henry Rowland, Supervixens 
1984
Ruth Lockwood, Oh, Say Can You Hear? 
1984
Count Basie, Pearl Harbor 
1984
Barry Gray, Journey to the Far Side of the Sun 
1984
Shen Chan, The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires 
1984
May McAvoy, The Jazz Singer 
1984
Dolores Cassinelli, Unknown Love 
1985
Bob Fender, Arsenic and Old Lace 
1985
Oswin, Kennen Sie Georg Linke? 
1986
Bessie Love, actress (Broadway Melody, Isadora), dies at 87 
1986
[William] Broderick Crawford, American actor (Highway Patrol), dies after a series of strokes at 74 
1986
Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (b. 1899) 
1986
Sibyl Bowman, An Indian Nemesis 
1986
Lou Van Burg, Spiel mit Onkel Lou 
1986
Kåre Wicklund, Det drønner gjennom dalen 
1986
Günter Karau, Der lange Ritt zur Schule 
1986
Edmund Ogrodzinski, Wszystko dla syna. Rok 1905 
1986
Bessie Love, The Lost World 
1986
Broderick Crawford, All the King's Men 
1987
John Ernest Silkin, British politician (b. 1923) 
1987
Shankar, Of Noted Bollywood Music Director Duo Shankar-Jaikishan (b. 1922) 
1987
Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi, Gravity 
1988
King Evers, Our Alley 
1989
Lucille Ball, comedienne (I Love Lucy), dies of heart attack at 78 
1989
Inez Hatchett, Gone with the Wind 
1989
Eric Nord, The Hypnotic Eye 
1989
Lucille Ball, The Ballet 
1990
Carlos Pizarro Leongomez, Colombian pres candidate, assassinated 
1990
Marie Muchmore, Muchmore Film of Kennedy Assassination 
1991
Carmine Coppola, composer/father of Francis Ford Coppola, dies 
1991
Emily McLaughlin, US actress (Jessie-General Hospital), dies at 61 
1991
Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (b. 1904) 
1991
Richard Hatfield, Canadian politician (b. 1931) 
1991
Leo Arnaud, A Day at the Races 
1991
Howard Lanin, Rambling 'Round Radio Row #3 
1991
A.B. Guthrie Jr., Shane 
1991
Carmine Coppola, The Godfather: Part III 
1991
Richard Hatfield, The Canadian Federation 
1991
Emily McLaughlin, The Jungle 
1992
Alberta Vaughn, actress (Wild Horse, Silver Devil), dies at 87 
1992
Clyde Hartley, entertainer, dies at 68 
1992
Mário Donato, Presença de Anita 
1992
Alberta Vaughn, Randy Rides Alone 
1992
Julian Amyes, Jane Eyre 
1992
Gerda Flagstad, Husmoderafløsning 
1993
Sandy Bull, Tucker: The Man and His Dream 
1994
Masutatsu Oyama, Founder of Japanese Kyokushin Karate (b. 1927) 
1994
Mas Oyama, Fighting Black Kings 
1994
Bill Pellington, 1964 NFL Championship Game 
1994
Gay Parkes, Meet the Stars #2: Baby Stars 
1994
Izzy Ellis, Porky in Wackyland 
1994
Ferenc Lohr, People on the Alps 
1995
Alexander Knox, actor/writer (Gorky Park, Accident), dies at 88 
1995
Mimi Obler, Dragonfly 
1995
Ethel Newman, Rodney Stone 
1995
Hanna Ozogowska, Dziewczyna i chlopak 
1995
Sammy Jackson, General Hospital 
1995
Frieda Belinfante,  
1995
Grigoriy Lyampe, Bezymyannaya zvezda 
1995
Arthur W. Silver, Big Ghost Basin 
1996
Burton Stein, historian, dies at 69 
1996
John Norrie McArthur, malariologist/microscopist, dies at 94 
1996
Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter, dies at 78 
1996
Milt Gaston, A National Heirloom 
1996
Thaís de Andrade, Episode dated 25 October 1977 
1996
Stirling Silliphant, In the Heat of the Night 
1996
Miles Shepard, Journey to Freedom 
1997
Joey Faye, comic (Fruit of the Loom grapes), dies at 86 
1997
Peng Zhen, mayor of Beijing China (1951-66), dies 
1997
Yegorov, Russian leader (1994-95), dies 
1997
Carl Forcht, Irrtum des Herzens 
1997
Philip Harkins, Surrender - Hell! 
1997
Neil Robinson, 8½ 
1997
Glen Walters, She Goes to War 
1997
Harry Tatelman, Major Payne 
1997
Gene Ames, The Ames Brothers Show 
1997
John Beal, The Firm 
1997
Joey Faye, Once Upon a Time in America 
1997
Hans Sundberg, Beware of the Jönsson Gang 
1997
Johnny DiCarsano, Beyond All Means 
1998
Karl-Erik Berlin, Örlogsmän 
1998
Ed Lahti, Mr. Boogedy 
1998
Dominique Aury, Fruits of Passion 
1998
Marguerite James, The Hustler 
1998
Gabe Paul, Powel Crosley and the 20th Century 
1999
Adrian Borland, English musician (The Sound) (b. 1957) 
1999
Jill Dando, British television presenter (b.1961) 
1999
Louis Peraino, Night of Evil 
1999
Edward L. Jeffers, Simon & Simon 
1999
Jill Dando, Episode dated 13 April 1993 
1999
Adrian Borland, Episode dated 2 October 1984 
2000
Egon Weidekamp,  
2000
Jerzy Szawlowski, Knife in the Water 
2000
Helen Eileen Beardsley, Yours, Mine and Ours 
2001
Betty Bjurström, The Poor Millionaire 
2001
Manuel Sellner, Mirror of the Planet 
2001
Lisa Lee, The Pure Hell of St. Trinian's 
2001
Gerd Preusche, Todesspiel 
2001
Ruth Hellberg, Magda 
2002
Robert Steinhäuser German spree killer (b.1983) 
2002
Joe Cerce, Weird N.J. 
2002
Mikhail Ptashuk, V avguste 44-go 
2002
Orhan Elmas, Öleceksek ölelim 
2002
Willie Mae Taylor, Honky Donkey 
2002
Karl Schwetter, Marry Me, Cherie 
2002
Gustáv Valach, Lost People 
2002
Del Sharbutt, Episode #1.14 
2002
Hans Heinrich Von Thyssen,  
2002
James Elsegood, The Pied Piper of Hamelin 
2003
Rosemary Brown, Canadian politician (b. 1930) 
2003
Max Nicholson, Irish environmentalist (b. 1904) 
2003
Peter Stone, American writer (b. 1930) 
2003
Olle Leth, Guttersnipes 
2003
Peter Stone, Charade 
2003
Barney Oldfield, Into the Breach: 'Saving Private Ryan' 
2003
Per-Olof Pettersson, Persona 
2004
Hubert Selby Jr., American author (b. 1928) 
2004
Tony Scott, The Surrogate 
2004
Hubert Selby Jr., Requiem for a Dream 
2004
La Paquera de Jerez, Flamenco 
2004
Lia Laats, Siin me oleme! 
2004
Denis Hills, Amin: The Rise and Fall 
2004
Estée Lauder, Estee Lauder: The Sweet Smell of Success 
2005
Mason Adams, American actor (b. 1919) 
2005
Maria Schell, Swiss-Austrian actress (b. 1926) 
2005
Augusto Roa Bastos, Paraguayan author (b. 1917) 
2005
Hasil Adkins, Grand Theft Auto V 
2005
Mason Adams, Another World 
2005
Josef Nesvadba, Zabil jsem Einsteina, panove 
2005
Maria Schell, Superman 
2005
Duane Gay, Milwaukee: The Legend of Bambi Bembenek 
2005
Augusto Roa Bastos, La sed 
2005
Michael Coles, The Satanic Rites of Dracula 
2005
Inday Ba, The Reunion 
2005
Borys Marynowski, Zatarte slady 
2005
Hemílcio Fróes, Dentro da Vida 
2005
Robert J. Schiffer, TRON 
2006
Christine Firth, Feasting with Panthers 
2006
Anne-Marie Schmitt, Blankety Blanks 
2006
Guilherme de Brito, Woman on Top 
2007
Jack Valenti, American political advisor and film executive (b. 1921) 
2007
Frank Jürgen Krüger, Die Emil Bulls 
2007
Mariusz Sabiniewicz, Episode #1.495 
2007
Henry LeTang, The Cotton Club 
2007
Jack Valenti, The Chip: Part 1 
2008
Djerdj Fejes, Panonski vrh 
2008
Carmen Scarpitta, La Cage aux Folles 
2008
Nino Candido, Bull Durham 
2008
Henry Brant, Good Morning, Vietnam 
2008
Árpád Orbán, Tokyo 1964: Games of the XVIII Olympiad 
2008
Stanley Dudelson, A Nightmare on Elm Street 
2008
Esko Nurminen, Vaarallista vapautta 
2008
Douglas Hayward, Modesty Blaise 
2009
Hans Holzer, Amityville II: The Possession 
2009
Mitko Moskov, Wilna Zona 
2009
Macha Béranger, La méthode Bourchnikov 
2009
Donald Specht, Sonar One-Step 
2009
Daryl Hury, Buttleman 
2010
Owen Thomas,  
2010
Ted Noose, Major League 
2010
Pentti Helanne, Girl of Finland 
2010
Willy Caron, Le nozze di Figaro 
2010
Joseph W. Sarno, Confessions of a Young American Housewife 
2010
Ljiljana Petrovic, Lutalica 
2010
Trevor Szold, Snowmobile Slam 
2010
Karl Wesseler, Pension Schöller 
2010
Ernest Chiracka, Pulp Fiction Art: Cheap Thrills & Painted Nightmares 
2010
Dolores Beristáin, Adiós mamá 
2010
Roy Baird, Casino Royale 
2011
Jim Mandich, Michigan vs. Ohio State: The Rivalry 
2011
Seiichiro Uno, Chîsana baikingu Bikke 
2011
Albert Stratton, Wedlock 
2011
John Cossette, The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards 
2011
Phoebe Snow, Running with Scissors 
2011
Roger Gimbel, The Glass House 
2012
Helmut Jedele, Deep End 
2012
Terry Spinks, Shiner 
2012
Klaus Knuth, Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress 
2012
Pete Fornatale, Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation 
2012
Steve Roland, Quiz Show 
2012
Margie Stewart, Gildersleeve's Ghost 
2012
Jim Hiltz, The Bullwinkle Show 
2012
Fernand Tack, Thursday We Shall Sing Like Sunday 
2013
George Jones, American country musician, dies from hypoxic respiratory failure at 81 
2013
Tom Knapp, Extreme Marksmen 
2013
Antoni Staskiewicz, Before the Tournament 
2013
Jacqueline Brookes, Another World 
2013
Braxton Schuffert, Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues 
2013
George Jones, Crazy Heart 
2014
Ole Enger, Stompa til Sjøs! 
2014
Vera Singaevskaya, Aizaugusa gravi viegli krist 
2014
Lee Marshall, Russell Peters: Show Me the Funny 
2014
Antonio Pica, Delusions of Grandeur 
2014
Klaus Schultz, Ödipussi 
2014
Angelo Bernabucci, Compagni di scuola 
2014
Paul Robeson Jr., 500 Years Later 
2015
Actress and TV personality Jayne Meadows, who often teamed with her husband Steve Allen, dies at 95 
2015
Jozef Paczynski, Surprising Beginnings 
2015
Mikhail Zayats, Vertikal 
2015
Jayne Meadows, Casino 
2015
Maurice Fellous, Monsieur Gangster 
2015
Pete Cronkite, Dennis the Menace in Cruise Control 
2015
Árpád Kóti, Ponyvapotting 
2015
Wolfgang Sauer, Episode #2.1 
2016
Double Fine, LucasArts audio legend Jory Prum dies, aged just 41 
2016
China's Peking Opera master Mei Baojiu dies aged 82 
2016
Former New England Patriots defensive end Ron Brace dies aged 29 
2016
Warsaw Ghetto author Martin Gray dies aged 93 in Belgium 
2016
'Me and Mrs Jones' singer Billy Paul dies, aged 80 
2017
Philosophical novelist Robert Pirsig dies aged 88 
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