Died On April 18th

Discover the most famous people who died on April 18. The list includes people like Albert Einstein, Isoroku Yamamoto, Thor Heyerdahl, William R. King, Betty Compson. Famous personalities featured on this list, include military leaders, inventors, journalists and political leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, France, Germany & United Kingdom and many more countries.
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Albert Einstein
(One of the Greatest Physicists of All Time, Best Known for Developing the Theory of Relativity)
Albert Einstein
213
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 14, 1879
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ulm, Germany
Died: 1955
Deemed as the most influential physicist of the 20th century, the German-born physicist Albert Einstein was one of the greatest minds to have ever lived. Even his name is now synonymous with the term genius. The father of Modern Physics is credited with developing the theory of relativity and explaining the photoelectric effect. The latter won him the Nobel Prize.
 2 
Dick Clark
(Radio and Television Personality Best Known for Hosting ‘American Bandstand’ and the 'Pyramid' Game Show)
Dick Clark
2
Birthdate: November 30, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mount Vernon
Died: 2012
Emmy-winning radio and TV personality Dick Clark is best remembered as the host of American Bandstand for more than three decades. He had also hosted shows such as The $10,000 Pyramid and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve. He also appeared in movies and co-owned theaters and music-themed restaurants.
 3 
Isoroku Yamamoto
(Japanese Naval Officer Who Conceived The Pearl Harbor Attack in 1941)
Isoroku Yamamoto
42
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 4, 1884
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan
Died: 1943
Isoroku Yamamoto was a Marshal Admiral of the Imperial Japanese Navy. During World War II, he served as the commander-in-chief of the Combined Fleet and oversaw operations such as the Pearl Harbor attack. He died when his fighter plane was shot down by the U.S. Air Forces
 4 
Bruno Sammartino
(One of the Greatest Professional Wrestlers of All Time)
Bruno Sammartino
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Pizzoferrato, Italy
Died: 2018

Bruno Sammartino was an Italian-American wrestler. He was one of the most popular wrestlers to participate in the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) during the 1960s and 1970s. Nicknamed The Strongest Man in the World, Sammartino is often considered one of the greatest wrestlers ever. In 2013, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

 5 
Thor Heyerdahl
(Norwegian Adventurer and Ethnographer Known for His ‘Kon-Tiki’ and ‘Ra’ Transoceanic Scientific Expeditions)
Thor Heyerdahl
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Birthdate: October 6, 1914
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Larvik, Norway
Died: 2002
Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s early interest in nature was inspired by his museum worker mother’s keen interest in Darwin’s theory of evolution. He often went on treks accompanied by his dog and later lived on Fatu Hiva with his wife. His later expeditions included his Kon-Tiki and Easter Island trips.
 6 
Bernard Edwards
(Musician, Songwriter, Record producer)
Bernard Edwards
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 31, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Greenville
Died: 1996
 7 
Sam Mills
(American football player)
Sam Mills
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 3, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Neptune City, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2005
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 8 
Ernie Pyle
(Journalist)
Ernie Pyle
25
Birthdate: August 3, 1900
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dana, Indiana, United States
Died: 1945
 9 
Martin Hannett
(Record producer)
Martin Hannett
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manchester, England
Died: 1991
 10 
Ottorino Respighi
(Composer)
Ottorino Respighi
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 9, 1879
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bologna, Italy
Died: 1936
 11 
Justus von Liebig
(German Chemist Who is Considered One of the Principal Founders of Organic Chemistry)
Justus von Liebig
1
Birthdate: May 12, 1803
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Darmstadt, Germany
Died: 1873

German chemist Justus von Liebig is best known for his research on organic compounds and his contribution to biochemistry and agriculture. The Copley Medal-winning scientist initially studied pharmacy but later switched to chemistry. As a professor, he stressed on laboratory-based teaching of chemistry and separating it from pharmacy, opposing traditional methods.

 12 
Erasmus Darwin
(Physician)
Erasmus Darwin
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 12, 1731
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Elston, Newark-on-Trent,
Died: 1802
 13 
Ben Hecht
(Screenwriter)
Ben Hecht
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Birthdate: February 28, 1893
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Died: 1964
 14 
Gustave Moreau
(French Symbolist Painter Known for His Erotic Paintings of Mythological and Religious Subjects)
Gustave Moreau
1
Birthdate: April 6, 1826
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1898

French Symbolist painter Gustave Moreau is best remembered for his erotic paintings of mythological and religious figures. His works were deeply influenced by Théodore Chassériau, his teacher, and later by the Italian Renaissance. The Apparition and Jupiter and Sémélé remain two of his best-known works.

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Tantia Tope
(One of the Best and Most Effective Rebel Generals in the Indian Struggle for Independence)
Tantia Tope
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1814 AD
Birthplace: Yeola, Pune, India
Died: 1859

Best remembered for leading the Indian Rebellion of 1857, tribal leader Tantia Tope used guerilla tactics in his fights against the British. In spite of no formal military training, he also managed to seize Gwalior temporarily with Rani Lakshmibai. He was later hanged to death by the British.

 16 
William R. King
(13th Vice President of the United States)
William R. King
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 7, 1786
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sampson County, North Carolina, United States
Died: 1853

William R. King served as the vice president of the U.S. in 1853 and died 45 days after assuming his duties. He was a representative from North Carolina and an Alabama senator. He led to the drafting of the Compromise of 1850 and had also been a minister to France.

 17 
Ken Oosterbroek
(Former photojournalist and member of the Bang-Bang Club)
Ken Oosterbroek
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 14, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa
Died: 1994
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Betty Compson
(Actress)
Betty Compson
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Birthdate: March 19, 1897
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Beaver, Utah
Died: 1974
 19 
Edgar F. Codd
(British Computer Scientist and Mathematician Who Devised the ‘Relational Data Model')
Edgar F. Codd
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 19, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Fortuneswell, England
Died: 2003

Turing Award-winning computer scientist Edgar F. Codd is best remembered for his relational data model, which contributed to the development of the relational database used in storing and retrieving computer data. An Oxford graduate, he had also worked for the army during World War II.

 20 
Benny Leonard
(Boxer)
Benny Leonard
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 7, 1896
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lower East Side, New York City, United States
Died: 1947
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 21 
Clarence Gaines
(Basketball coach)
Clarence Gaines
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paducah, Kentucky, United States
Died: 2005
 22 
Marcel Pagnol
(Novelist)
Marcel Pagnol
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 28, 1895
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aubagne, France
Died: 1974
 23 
Princess Louise of Orléans
(Princess)
Princess Louise of Orléans
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 24, 1882
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cannes, France
Died: 1958
 24 
Tamrat Desta
(Singer)
Tamrat Desta
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 1, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tiqur Wuha, Shashemene, Ethiopia
Died: 2018
 25 
Filippino Lippi
(Former painter working in Florence, Italy during the later years of the Early Renaissance and first few years of the High Renaissance)
Filippino Lippi
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Birthdate: April 15, 1457
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prato, Italy
Died: 1504
 26 
Irving Cummings
(Actor)
Irving Cummings
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Birthdate: October 9, 1888
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York City, New York
Died: 1959
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Yvonne Monlaur
(Actress)
Yvonne Monlaur
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Birthdate: December 15, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pau, France
Died: 2017
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Edward George, Baron George
(British economist and banker)
Edward George, Baron George
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Carshalton, England
Died: 2009

Edward Alan John George was a British economist and banker who served as the Governor of the Bank of England from 1993 to 2003. Credited with guiding BOE to independence, enabling it to take full control of the country’s monetary policy, he was also acclaimed for his adept handling of UK’s withdrawal from the European Communities’ exchange-rate mechanism in 1992.

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Arturo Frondizi
(President of Argentina from 1958 to 1962)
Arturo Frondizi
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paso de los Libres
Died: 1995
 30 
Werner Pochath
(Actor)
Werner Pochath
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Birthdate: September 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 1993
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Óscar Carmona
(Former President of Portugal (1926 - 1951) and Prime Minister of Portugal (1926 - 1928))
Óscar Carmona
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 24, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Died: 1951

Óscar Carmona was a Portuguese politician and army officer best remembered for his service as the President of Portugal from 29 November 1926 to 18 April 1951. He also served as the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1926 to 1928. Óscar Carmona also held a couple of ministerial positions, such as the Minister of War and Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Vytautas Šapranauskas
(One of the Most Talented Lithuanian Actors of His Generation)
Vytautas Šapranauskas
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Birthdate: April 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: 2013

Vytautas Šapranauskas was a Lithuanian theatre and film actor and TV personality. He was regarded by some as one of the most talented Lithuanian actors of his generation. Apart from achieving popularity as an actor who could ace comedy and dramatic roles, Vytautas Šapranauskas was also famous for hosting a number of TV shows, including Lithuania's Got Talent.

 33 
Anders Retzius
(Swedish Anatomist and Anthropologist Who is Best Known for His Pioneer Studies in Craniometry)
Anders Retzius
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Birthdate: October 13, 1796
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lund, Sweden
Died: 1860

Swedish professor of anatomy Anders Retzius is best remembered for his ground-breaking research on craniometry, or the human skull. He was associated with the Karolinska Medic-Kirurgiska Institutet in Stockholm. A Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences member, he was also the father of renowned Swedish physican Gustaf Retzius.

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Cornelia Connelly
(Religious Leader)
Cornelia Connelly
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 15, 1809
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1879
 35 
Brian Asawa
(Japanese-American Opera Singer Who Is Renowned as a Leading Countertenor)
Brian Asawa
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fullerton, California, United States
Died: 2016

Japanese-American opera singer Brian Asawa established himself as a leading countertenor globally even before he turned 30. He became the first countertenor to win the Metropolitan Opera Auditions. He also redefined the countertenor voice by including emotion and a personal touch to the otherwise impersonal medium.

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Dale Winton
(Radio DJ)
Dale Winton
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Birthdate: May 22, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, United Kingdom
Died: 2018
Dale Winton, son of actor Sheree Winton, was a popular DJ and radio host. He was known for presenting shows such as Dale's Supermarket Sweep, In It to Win It, Pets Win Prizes, and Hole in the Wall. He came out as gay in his 2002 memoir. 
 37 
Hugh Low
(Naturalist)
Hugh Low
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Birthdate: May 10, 1824
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Upper Clapton, England
Died: 1905
 38 
George Cabot
(Former U.S. senator)
George Cabot
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 16, 1751
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1823
 39 
Storm Thorgerson
(Graphic designer)
Storm Thorgerson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Potters Bar, England
Died: 2013
 40 
Nelson Gonçalves
(Singer)
Nelson Gonçalves
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 21, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Santana do Livramento, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Died: 1998

Nelson Gonçalves was a Brazilian singer-songwriter best remembered for his hit song A Volta do Boêmio. Having sold over 79 million copies worldwide, Gonçalves is one of the best-selling artistes in the history of Brazil. Nelson Gonçalves' life and career inspired a couple of musicals and a documentary film.    

 41 
Gertrude Caton Thompson
(Archaeologist)
Gertrude Caton Thompson
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Birthdate: February 1, 1888
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 1985
 42 
Gendun Rinchen
(Monk)
Gendun Rinchen
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1926 AD
Birthplace: Paro Taktshang, Bhutan
Died: 1997
 43 
Ann Preston
(Physician)
Ann Preston
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 1, 1813
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: West Grove, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1872
 44 
Carlo Rossi
(Former architect who worked in Imperial Russia)
Carlo Rossi
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Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: 1775 AD
Birthplace: Naples, Italy
Died: 1849
 45 
Paul Jones
(Professional wrestler)
Paul Jones
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 16, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Texas, United States
Died: 2018
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 46 
John Henry Lewis
(Boxer)
John Henry Lewis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 1, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 1974
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 47 
Caetano da Costa Alegre
(Poet)
Caetano da Costa Alegre
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 26, 1864
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: São Tomé Island
Died: 1890
 48 
Joseph Lechleider
(Inventor)
Joseph Lechleider
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Birthdate: February 22, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: 2015
 49 
Nicolas-Théodore de Saussure
(Swiss Chemist and Plant Physiologist Known for His Research on 'Photosynthesis')
Nicolas-Théodore de Saussure
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 14, 1767
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: 1845

Swiss plant physiologist and chemist Nicolas-Théodore de Saussure made pioneering developments in phytochemistry and is considered one of the major researchers of photosynthesis. His rich articles were featured in Annals of Chemistry. Born to alpinist, physicist, and meteorologist Horace-Bénédict de Saussure, he was drawn to science since childhood.

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Masahiko Kimura
(One of the Greatest Judoka of All Time)
Masahiko Kimura
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 10, 1917
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kumamoto, Japan
Died: 1993

Considered the best judoka of all time, Masahiko Kimura had begun training in martial arts at age 9. The skilled fighter later lent his name to the reverse ude-garami arm lock which he had used in his win against Hélio Gracie, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu founder. He had also penned his memoir, My Judo.