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1958Rosalind Franklin, British chemist (b. 1920)

1850Marie [Gresholtz] Tussaud, maker of wax figures, dies at 88

April 16th Deaths
Date Event
69
Otho, Roman Emperor (b. 32) 
744
al-Walid II, Umayyad caliph 
924
Berengar of Friuli, King of Italy 
1113
Sviatopolk II of Kiev, Russian prince (b. 1050) 
1118
Adelaide del Vasto, wife of Roger II of Sicily 
1198
Duke Frederick I of Austria 
1446
Filippo Brunelleschi, architect, dies 
1496
David van Bourgondie, Bishop of Utrecht (1456-96), dies at about 69 
1529
Louis de Berquin, French humanist/reformer/heretic, burned at stake 
1619
Denijs Calvaert/Caluwaert, [Dionisio Fiamingo], Flemish painter, dies 
1645
Tobias Hume, English composer 
1687
George Villiers 2nd duke of Buckingham, dies at 59 
1689
Aphra Behn, English dramatist (b. 1640) 
1743
Cornelis van Bijnkershoek, Dutch lawyer (Roman law), dies at 69 
1756
Jacques Cassini, Fr astronomer (Discover rings of Saturn), dies at 79 
1760
Laurence, 4th Earl Ferrers, executed for murder of his steward 
1783
Christian Mayer, Czech astronomer (b. 1719) 
1788
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, French naturalist (b. 1707) 
1825
John Henry Fuseli, painter/art writer (Tracks in the Snow), dies at 84 
1828
Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Spanish painter/cartoonist, dies at 82 
1830
József Katona, Bánk bán 
1846
Domenico Dragonetti, composer, dies at 83 
1850
Marie [Gresholtz] Tussaud, maker of wax figures, dies at 88 
1858
Johann Baptist Cramer, Ger/Brit pianist/composer/publisher, dies at 87 
1859
Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian (b. 1805) 
1860
Carolina, duchess of Berry/daughter of crown prince of Naples, dies 
1865
Robert C Tyler, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle 
1870
Anatoli O Demidov, Russian ruler of Donato/traveller, dies 
1876
Augustin-Philippe Peellaert, composer, dies at 83 
1879
Bernadette, st/(saw Virgin Mary at Lourdes), dies in Nevers France 
1881
George William Martin, composer, dies at 56 
1888
Zygmunt Florenty Wróblewski, Polish physicist (b. 1845) 
1899
Emilio Jacinto, Filipino poet and revolutionary (b 1875) 
1904
Maximilian Kronberger, German poet (b. 1888) 
1904
Samuel Smiles, Scottish writer and reformer (b. 1812) 
1914
George W Hill, US astronomer (moon orbit), dies at 76 
1915
Nelson W. Aldrich, American politician (b. 1841) 
1916
Tom Horan, cricketer (15 Tests for Aust, 471 runs, 11 wickets), dies 
1920
John Conrad Nordqvist, composer, dies at 80 
1924
Jack Board, cricket wicket-keeper (Eng in 6 Tests 1898-1906), dies 
1924
Amleto Novelli, Quo Vadis? 
1925
David Powell, Appearances 
1928
Henry Birks, Canadian businessman, founder of Henri Birks and Sons (b. 1840) 
1929
Abraham van Stolk Jzn, art collector, dies at 57 
1929
Yvonneck, Une java 
1930
José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, political philosopher and activist (b. 1894) 
1933
Yrjö Saarnio, Kajastus 
1938
Bertram Wagstaff Mills, circus proprietor, dies 
1938
Steve Bloomer, English footballer (b. 1874) 
1938
August Falck, A Man There Was 
1941
Josiah Charles Stamp, 1st baron/statisician, dies 
1941
William E. Danforth, The Gates of Eden 
1941
Raymond C. Hill, The Green Flame 
1943
Harold J. Tannenbaum, The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress 
1943
Carlos Arniches, Main Street 
1944
Ray Hallor, Driven from Home 
1945
Charles E. Evans, Happy Days 
1945
Willie Fung, The Letter 
1946
Arthur Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver and automobile designer (b. 1884) 
1946
Charles Amberg, The Harmonists 
1947
Rudolf Höß, commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp (b. 1900) 
1947
Nikolai Konovalov, Spring 
1948
James Blaine, Flaming Frontiers 
1949
Sutan Ibrahim gelor Datuk Tan Malaka, Indon communist, executed at 54 
1949
Brian Marlow, Bad Girl 
1951
Emile Erens, Dutch hagiographer (Pastor of Ars), dies at 85 
1951
Adolph Bolm, Danse macabre 
1951
Arno Dosch, Our Mutual Girl, No. 33 
1951
Jack Carr, Four Shall Die 
1952
George Bunny, The Lost World 
1953
Gerda Krum-Juncker, The Hostage 
1953
E.M. Newman, High Spots of the Far East 
1953
Bruce Sievier, Sweet and Lowdown 
1954
Daniil Pokras, Traktoristy 
1954
George Harris, Birthday Greetings 
1955
Abdullah Seif el-Islam, brother of Yemenite king Ahmed, beheaded 
1955
Robert Gill, They Who Dare 
1956
Jean de Marguenat, Le gardian 
1958
Rosalind Franklin, British chemist (b. 1920) 
1958
Donald Grayson, Outlaws of the Prairie 
1958
W. Kerr Scott, Highway 301 
1958
McLean Nisbet, Mrs. Parkington 
1959
Charles Halton, dies at 83 
1959
Antoni Fertner, Ada, Don't Do That! 
1959
Charles Halton, The Best Years of Our Lives 
1959
Adele St. Mauer, The Gay Deception 
1960
Mihály Fekete, A vágy 
1961
Julius Pinschewer, KIPHO 
1963
Al Goering, The Day of the Locust 
1964
Roy Chanslor, Cat Ballou 
1967
Glen Barnes, Tarzan Finds a Son! 
1967
Shaheed Latif, Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi 
1968
Edna Ferber, American author (American Beauty), dies at 82 
1968
Fay Bainter, actress (Jezebel, Our Town, State Fair), dies at 76 
1970
Richard Neutra, American architect (b. 1892) 
1972
Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese author (Nobel 1968), dies at 72 
1976
Frank Paul Sylos, Suddenly 
1978
Lucius D Clay, gen/gov US zone W-Germany (airlift), dies at 80 
1978
Lucius D. Clay, The Big Truth 
1978
Edith Willkie, Episode #11.28 
1978
Ralph Bushman, Our Hospitality 
1979
Maria Caniglia, Mad About Opera 
1980
Alf Sjöberg, Miss Julie 
1980
Harry Hutchinson, Juno and the Paycock 
1980
Nellie Duran, South of Pago Pago 
1980
Jerzy Procner, Dezerter 
1980
Morris Stoloff, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 
1981
Eric Hollies, cricketer (13 Tests for England, 44 wickets), dies 
1981
Bob Hite, Monterey Pop 
1981
Stuart Higgs, A Streetcar Named Desire 
1981
Friedrich Karl Kaul, Auf der Flucht erschossen 
1981
Bernice Hansen, I Love to Singa 
1981
Evgeniy Grigorev, Novgorodtsy 
1981
Stanislaw Libner, Zbieg 
1982
Rudolf Seiß, Hulla di Bulla 
1982
Madeleine Desdevises, The Hussy 
1983
Dmitriy Meskhiev, The Lady with the Dog 
1983
David Mauro, The Ambushers 
1984
Byron Haskin, The War of the Worlds 
1984
Simon Spies,  
1985
Scott Brady, [Gerald Tierney], actor (Shotgun Slade), dies at 60 
1985
Tadeusz Bartosik, It Started Yesterday 
1985
Scott Brady, Gremlins 
1985
Leon Collins, Songs Unwritten: A Tap Dancer Remembered 
1985
Jack Albin, A Streetcar Named Desire 
1986
Niyaz Dautov, Silva 
1986
Pia Colombo, Episode dated 30 May 1960 
1986
Billie Bellport, Fibbing Fibbers 
1987
Robert R. Hoag, Ben-Hur 
1987
Reed N. Haythorne, The Human Adventure 
1988
Abu Jihad, [Khalil al-Wazzir], PLO-leader, murdered 
1988
Clifford Roach, cricketer (16 Tests early in WI cricket history), dies 
1988
Jacques de Kadt, Dutch 2nd chamber member (soc-dem), dies at 90 
1988
Khalil al-Wazir, PLO milt commander, assassinated by Israeli commandos 
1988
Warde Donovan, dies at 72 
1988
Alphonse Kehrer, The Wonderful Crook 
1988
Warde Donovan, The Convict's Revenge 
1988
Toni van Eyck, Was wissen denn Männer 
1988
Bobby Thompson, Bobby Thompson: The Little Waster 
1988
Lucile Taft, The Criminal's Thumb 
1988
Haruo Shikanai, The Adventures of Milo and Otis 
1989
Tawfieq Yusuf Awwaad, Lebanese writer, dies 
1989
Peter Sherwood, Mad Dog Morgan 
1989
David Bond, The Return of the Living Dead 
1989
Jocko Conlan, Game 7 
1990
Islin Auster, Cheating Blondes 
1991
David Lean, director (28 academy awards), dies of pneumonia at 83 
1991
Warren Bush, The Desert Whales 
1991
David Lean, Lawrence of Arabia 
1991
Vera Mourdant, The Wizard of Oz 
1991
Ron Hays, Grease 
1992
Andy Russell, drummer/vocalist (Your Hit Parade), dies of stroke at 72 
1992
Frank Killmond, dies at 58 
1992
Neville Brand, American actor (Stalag 17), dies of emphysema at 71 
1992
Skeets Herfurt, Songs of Jimmy McHugh 
1992
Andy Russell, Make Mine Music 
1992
Neville Brand, Stalag 17 
1992
Paul Hammerich, Den næstbedste løsning 1966-71 
1992
Alfreda Hodgson, The Midsummer Marriage 
1992
Tim Kramer, Gayracula 
1993
John P W Meefout, sculptor (Laying wife), dies at 77 
1993
Josef Greindl, Die heimliche Ehe 
1993
Rhea Le Fort, Souls for Sale 
1993
Taft Rice, Temptation 
1993
Herbert Purdom, Such a Lovely Funeral 
1994
John McLiam, dies of Parkinson's disease at 75 
1994
Ralph Waldo Ellison, US writer (Invisible Man), dies at 80 
1994
Ron Vawter, US actor (Roy Cohn, Silence of the Lambs), dies at 45 
1994
Samuel Selvon, author, dies at 70 
1994
John McLiam, First Blood 
1994
Samuel Selvon, Pressure 
1994
Ron Vawter, The Silence of the Lambs 
1994
Allan Snyder, Rosemary's Baby 
1994
Ralph Ellison, Ralph Ellison: An American Journey 
1995
Arthur English, comedian, dies at 75 
1995
Cheyenne Brando, daughter of Marlon, commits suicide 
1995
Cyril Enfield, film Director, dies at 80 
1995
Stewart Myles MacPherson, broadcaster, dies at 86 
1995
Iqbal Masih, Pakistani child slave labourer, activist (b. 1982) 
1995
Elida Gay Palmer, A Bully in 1900 
1995
Klaus Glowalla, Der gemachte Mann 
1995
Cy Endfield, Zulu 
1995
Arthur English, Are You Being Served? 
1995
Alfred Ryder, True Grit 
1996
Lucille Bremer, dancer/actress (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 73 
1996
Madeleine Bourdouxhe, writer, dies at 89 
1996
Raymond Earl Hill, saxophonist, dies at 62 
1996
Stavros Spyros Niarchos, Greek shipowner, dies at 86 
1996
Irasema Dilián, Wuthering Heights 
1996
Madeleine Bourdouxhe, Gilles' Wife 
1996
Lucille Bremer, Meet Me in St. Louis 
1996
Stavros Niarchos,  
1996
François-Régis Bastide, Le troisième concerto 
1997
Emilio Azcarraga Milmo, media tycoon, dies at 66 
1997
Mae Boren Axton, song writer (Heartbreak Hotel), dies at 82 
1997
Michael Stroka, actor (Aristede-Dark Shadows), dies of cancer at 57 
1997
Roland Topor, French illustrator (b. 1938) 
1997
Daisy Keith, The Wild One 
1997
John Benson, The Blob 
1997
Will Jim Hatton, The Whistle 
1997
Sam Waagenaar, Der Fall Mata Hari 
1997
Emery Deutsch, La Vie de Bohème 
1997
Bernard Bordeleau, Bonheur d'occasion 
1997
Roland Topor, The Tenant 
1997
Emilio Azcarraga, Camara escondida 
1998
Fred Davis, English snooker player (b. 1913) 
1998
Alberto Calderón, Argentine mathematician (b. 1920) 
1998
Bud Brill, Car Wash 
1998
Henry E. Brill, Captain Carey, U.S.A. 
1998
Marie Quillan, Hurricane Horseman 
1998
Duke Goldstone, Jasper in a Jam 
1998
Mitsuyo Hara, Jihi shinchô 
1998
Ronald Millar, Scaramouche 
1998
Sally Curtice, My Own Private Idaho 
1999
Skip Spence, Canadian-born guitarist, singer and songwriter (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1946) 
1999
Tarida Gloria, Salah masuk 
1999
Charles McKimson, The Bugs Bunny Show 
1999
Regis Cordic, The Transformers: The Movie 
1999
Anne Zamberlan, Charlotte for Ever 
1999
Margaret Tait, A Portrait of Ga 
1999
Zoë Lund, Ms .45 
1999
Rudi Fehr, Dial M for Murder 
1999
Carl Janson, Last Stand 
1999
Fritz Lehmann, Es lebe das Leben 
2000
Jean-Pierre Dautel, Alouette 
2001
Alec Stock, English football manager (b. 1917) 
2001
Robert Osterloh, The Wild One 
2001
Michael Ritchie, Fletch 
2001
Eric Frank, Brother, Can You Spare an Arrowhead? 
2001
Giacomo Gentilomo, Hercules Against the Moon Men 
2001
Klaus Kindler, Was ihr wollt 
2002
Ruth Fertel, American restaurateur (b. 1927) 
2002
Robert Urich, American actor (b. 1946) 
2002
Alexander Doré, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 
2002
Clarissa Mancuso, Saved by the Bell: Hawaiian Style 
2002
Herbert Wernicke, Giulio Cesare 
2002
Robert Urich, Magnum Force 
2002
Dezydery Galecki, U Pana Boga za piecem 
2002
Bill Carney, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids 
2003
Graham Jarvis, Canadian actor, dies of multiple myeloma at 72 
2003
Graham Stuart Thomas, English author and garden designer (b. 1909) 
2003
Graham Jarvis, Misery 
2003
Charles Gagnon, The Eighth Day 
2003
Lili Muráti, Doctor Zhivago 
2003
Jan Scott, Orphan Train 
2004
Warde Q. Butler, To Dance with the White Dog 
2004
Carlos Castaño, The True Story of Killing Pablo 
2004
Monty Laird, Universal Soldier 
2005
Kay Walsh, British actress (b. 1911) 
2005
Kim Mu-saeng, South Korean actor (b. 1943) 
2005
Marla Ruzicka, American humanitarian worker and peace activist (b. 1976) 
2005
Marla Ruzicka, Episode dated 27 May 2003 
2005
Helen Lloyd Breed, The Witches of Eastwick 
2005
Volker Vogeler, Yankee Dudler 
2005
Dave Heather, The Gondoliers 
2005
Kay Walsh, Oliver Twist 
2005
Gerald Milton, Forty Guns 
2005
Don B. Ray, 'V' for Vashon: The Son 
2005
Wataru Takada, Flic 
2006
Francisco Adam, Portuguese actor and model (b. 1983) 
2006
Howard DuVall, Volcano 
2006
Malcolm Atterbury Jr., Ghost Dad 
2006
Edward Joseph, The Prince and the Showgirl 
2006
Brett Goldin, Slash 
2006
John Godey, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 
2006
Kurt Mühlenhaupt, Mein Bruder Willi 
2006
Francisco Adam, Episode #3.1 
2006
John B. Fetzer, Windows of Heaven 
2006
Silvia Caos, Culpas ajenas 
2006
Philippe Castelli, Monsieur Gangster 
2007
Gaetan Duchesne, Canadian hockey player (b. 1962) 
2007
Maria Lenk, Brazilian swimmer and first Brazilian woman to compete in the Olympic Games (b. 1915) 
2007
Seung-Hui Cho, Korean American murderer (b. 1984), see List of victims of the Virginia Tech massacre 
2007
Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, American instructor of French (b. 1958) 
2007
Kevin Granata, American professor of Engineering (b. 1961) 
2007
Liviu Librescu, American Jewish-Romanian professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics (b. 1930) 
2007
G. V. Loganathan, Indian American professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (b. 1954) 
2007
Frank Bateson, New Zealand astronomer (b. 1909) 
2007
Tony Hoffman, Se7en 
2007
Camilla Stull, Boys Do Cry 
2007
Ariane Borg, Tovaritch 
2007
Len Sampson, Alias Nellie Handley 
2007
Seung-hui Cho, Snapshot: Six Months of the Korean American Male 
2007
Hannah Botha, Wolhaarstories 
2007
Tran Bach Dang, Tunnels of Vietnam 
2007
Christo Christov, Cyklopat 
2008
Edward Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (b. 1917) 
2008
Joseph Solman, American painter 
2008
Bill White Jr., Alarm at Pleasant Valley 
2008
Edward Lorenz, The Revenge of the Dead Indians 
2008
Joe Feeney, Tribute to Bing Crosby 
2008
Dalton Sandifer, The All-New Popeye Hour 
2008
'Paddy' Barthropp, 'Laddie' Lucas 
2008
Woody Brown, Liquid Stage: The Lure of Surfing 
2008
Conxita Bardem, El pianista 
2008
Pedro Bandeira-Freire, Contrato 
2009
Eduardo Rózsa Flores, Chico 
2009
Esko Kulovaara, Rannikolta rannikolle 
2009
Jim Hutchison, Time Piece 
2009
James D. Houston, Farewell to Manzanar 
2010
Rasim Delic, Bosnian military chief of staff and war criminal (b. 1949) 
2010
Daryl Gates, Post No Bills 
2010
Anabel Shaw, Gun Crazy 
2010
Halil Elohev, Saint Clara 
2010
Péter Popper, Aczél 
2010
Robert Gribbon, One Life to Live 
2010
Dick Top, Der Mörder 
2010
Sid Conrad, General Hospital 
2010
Lee Stork, Many Happy Returns 
2010
Carlos Franqui, Improper Conduct 
2010
Vicente Haro, Earth 
2010
Mariano Artau, Mami 
2011
John Bowring, Go Before You Come 
2011
Anthony Lasome, Tank Battles of Korea 
2011
William Rusher, How to Win Arguments 
2011
Sol Saks, Bewitched 
2011
Zane Cronjé, Yankee Zulu 
2011
Daniel Vece Jr., X Day: The Invasion of Japan 
2011
Geoff Miller, Fast Copy 
2012
Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Danish shipping Magnate, dies at 98 
2012
Ageeth Scherphuis, Diverse maatschappelijke en levensbeschouwelijke onderwerpen 
2012
Alan Hacker, Alcina 
2012
Carlo Petrini, Centravanti nato 
2012
David Peat, The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright 
2012
Walter Gordon, The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords 
2012
Sari Barabas, Die Dubarry 
2012
Gyöngyi Polónyi, Tanulmány a nökröl 
2012
Teddy Charles, Episode #1.19 
2012
Mærsk McKinney Møller, Episode dated 23 November 2003 
2012
György Palásthy, Meztelen diplomata 
2012
Nan Pollard, The Paint Job 
2013
Pat Summerall, American NFL player and sportscaster, dies from cardiac arrest at 82 
2013
Rita MacNeil, Last Night 
2013
Bob Yates, 1963 AFL Championship Game 
2013
George P. Horse Capture, I'd Rather be Powwowing 
2013
Edwin Shirley, Becoming Queen 
2013
Pat Summerall, The Replacements 
2013
George Beverly Shea, The Mighty Fortress 
2013
Dave Ismay, Covent Garden 
2014
Peter Schiff, Goldene Zeiten 
2014
Richard Greenfield, Episode dated 9 February 2006 
2015
Lee Remmel, Leaders of the Pack 
2015
Stanislav Gross, Episode dated 11 November 2005 
2015
Nimal Mendis, Village in the Jungle 
2015
Ollie Brown, Game 4 
2015
Giuseppe Zigaina, The Decameron 
2015
Johnny Kemp, Love & Basketball 
2016
London Underground's 'Mind The Gap' voice artist Phil Sayer dies aged 62 
2016
Iconic African photographer Malick Sidibe of Mali dies at the age of 80 
2016
Acclaimed expert on energy and engineering Sir David MacKay dies aged 48 
2017
World's oldest person Emma Morano dies in Italy aged 117 
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