Died On April 30th

Discover the most famous people who died on April 30. The list includes people like Adolf Hitler, Eva Braun, Inger Stevens, Muddy Waters, Bessie Coleman. Famous personalities featured on this list, include poets, chemists, actresses and political leaders and from other domains of life. This list includes people from United States, United Kingdom, Germany & France and many more countries.
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Adolf Hitler
(Nazi Dictator and Chancellor of Germany (1933-1945))
Adolf Hitler
1343
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 20, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Braunau am Inn, Austria
Died: 1945

One of the most powerful leaders of the 20th century, Adolf Hitler was a German dicator whose policies started the WWII that resulted in the death of millions of people. He had a visceral hatred for Jews and during his regime nearly six million Jews were killed in Holocaust.

 2 
Muddy Waters
(Musician)
Muddy Waters
21
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 4, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Issaquena County, Mississippi
Died: 1983
Grammy-winning blues singer McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy Waters, is considered the father of modern Chicago blues. He is remembered for his tracks Hoochie Coochie Man and Rollin' Stone, with the latter inspiring the name of the band The Rolling Stones. He shaped the rock and roll genre.
 3 
Bessie Coleman
(American Civil Aviator and the First African-American Woman to Hold a Pilot License)
Bessie Coleman
32
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 26, 1892
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Texas, United States
Died: 1926

Bessie Coleman was an American civil aviator and the first African-American woman to hold a pilot license. Nicknamed Queen Bess, Coleman became a high-profile pilot in the air shows organized in the United States. Bessie Coleman died at the age of 34 in a plane crash. Her efforts to promote aviation inspired the Native American communities.

 4 
Agnes Moorehead
(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Endora’ in the TV Series ‘Bewitched’)
Agnes Moorehead
13
Birthdate: December 6, 1900
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Clinton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 1974
Agnes Moorehead is best known for her Emmy-winning performance in the series The Wild Wild West and her Golden Globe-winning roles in the films Mrs. Tarkington and Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte. She was also famous as Endora from the series Bewitched. She was the first female to host the Academy Awards.
 5 
Sergio Leone
(Italian Filmmaker Best Known for Creating the 'Spaghetti Western' Genre)
Sergio Leone
9
Birthdate: January 3, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: 1989

Best known as a pioneer of the Spaghetti Western genre, Sergio Leone was born to legendary Italian actors Vincenzo Leone and Edvige Valcarenghi. He dropped out of law to focus on films and created masterpieces such as Once upon a Time in America and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

 6 
Édouard Manet
(French Modernist Painter Known for His Work ‘The Luncheon on the Grass’ and ‘Olympia’)
Édouard Manet
6
Birthdate: January 23, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, Francece
Died: 1883

Édouard Manet was a French painter who played a key role in the transition to Impressionism from Realism in the 19th-century. Manet was one of the first artists from his generation to paint modern life. His early masterworks, such as Olympia, served as rallying points for young and aspiring impressionist painters. His works continue to influence painters around the world.

 7 
Mahmud of Ghazni
(Sultan of the Ghaznavid Empire from 998 to 1030)
Mahmud of Ghazni
35
Birthdate: November 2, 0971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ghazni, Afghanistan
Died: 1030

Mahmud of Ghazni was the sultan of the Ghaznavid Empire on two separate occasions. He first ascended the throne upon the death of his father, Mahmud, in 1030. However, he was soon overthrown by his twin brother Ma'sud I. Years later, he was reinstated as sultan but was soon executed by his nephew Maw'dud. His entire family was also killed. 

 8 
Tom Poston
(Actor)
Tom Poston
7
Birthdate: October 17, 1921
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: 2007
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 9 
Inger Stevens
(Swedish-American Actress Best Known for Her TV Series ‘The Farmer's Daughter’)
Inger Stevens
28
Birthdate: October 18, 1934
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: 1970

Inger Stevens was a Swedish-American actress whose promising career was cut short when she committed suicide at age 35. Stevens is remembered for her performance in TV series like The Farmer's Daughter, for which she received the Golden Globe for Best TV Star – Female in 1963. Her performance in the series also earned her an Emmy nomination in 1964.

 10 
Ben E. King
(Singer, Record producer)
Ben E. King
6
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Henderson, North Carolina, United States
Died: 2015
 11 
Guy Williams
(Actor)
Guy Williams
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington Heights, New York, United States
Died: 1989
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 12 
Roland Ratzenberger
(Austrian Formula One Racer Who Died during the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix Qualifier)
Roland Ratzenberger
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salzburg, Austria
Died: 1994

Austrian Formula One racing driver Roland Ratzenberger was in his teens when he first showed an interest in racing. He was killed while qualifying for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, while uncannily, Brazilian world champion racer Ayrton Senna died during the race the next day.

 13 
Alben W. Barkley
(35th Vice President of the U.S)
Alben W. Barkley
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 24, 1877
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lowes, Kentucky
Died: 1956
 14 
George Balanchine
(The Father of American Ballet)
George Balanchine
1
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 22, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: 1983
George Balanchine was a Georgian-American ballet choreographer. One of the most prominent choreographers of the 20th century, Balanchine won several prestigious awards like the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1983. Referred to as the father of American ballet, Balanchine is credited with co-founding the New York City Ballet. He was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 1988.
 15 
Sigismund III Vasa
(King of Poland)
Sigismund III Vasa
0
Birthdate: June 20, 1566
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gripsholm Castle
Died: 1632

Sigismund III Vasa was the elder son of Swedish king John III Vasa. As the king of Poland and Sweden, he not only enjoyed prosperity but also tried to unite the two states, although he ended up creating conflicts between them. His lust for power also resulted in the Zebrzydowski Rebellion.

 16 
John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich
(British Former First Lord of the Admiralty)
John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 13, 1718
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: England
Died: 1792

At age 10, John Montagu succeeded his grandfather, Edward Montagu, as the earl of Sandwich. The Eton- and Cambridge-educated statesman had held several important positions, such as the First Lord of the Admiralty. While gambling, he would often have bread and meat, leading to the delicacy being named “sandwich.”

 17 
Richard Scarry
(Children's author)
Richard Scarry
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 5, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: 1994
 18 
A. E. Housman
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 26, 1859
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fockbury, England
Died: 1936
 19 
Paul Auster
(American Writer and Film Director Known for His Work ‘The New York Trilogy’ and ‘The Music of Chance’)
Paul Auster
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: 2024
 20 
Nizar Qabbani
(Diplomat)
Nizar Qabbani
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Damascus
Died: 1998

Nizar Qabbani was a Syrian writer, diplomat, publisher, and poet. Renowned for incorporating themes like eroticism, religion, love, feminism, and Arab nationalism into his poetry, Qabbani's poems have achieved worldwide acclaim; they have been translated into many languages, including English and Russian. Regarded as Syria's National Poet, Qabbani is also one of the most respected poets in the Arab world.

 21 
Daniel Berrigan
(American Jesuit Priest and Anti-War Activist)
Daniel Berrigan
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 9, 1921
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Virginia, Minnesota, United States
Died: 2016

Daniel Berrigan was an American anti-war activist, Jesuit priest, Christian pacifist, author, poet, and playwright. Berrigan gained national attention for his protest against the Vietnam War, which landed him on the FBI's most-wanted list. He remained a popular anti-war activist throughout his life, co-founding an anti-nuclear weapons movement called the Plowshares movement in 1980.

 22 
Gordon Scott
(Actor)
Gordon Scott
0
Birthdate: August 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: 2007
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 23 
Peter Mayhew
(British-American Actor)
Peter Mayhew
4
Birthdate: May 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barnes, London, England
Died: 2019
Height: 7'3" (221 cm)
 24 
Lester Bangs
(American music critic)
Lester Bangs
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Escondido
Died: 1982
 25 
Eva Braun
(Mistress and Later Wife of Adolf Hitler)
Eva Braun
91
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
Died: 1945
Eva Braun was a long-time companion of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. She was previously Nazi photographer Heinrich Hoffman’s assistant. Hitler and Eva got married just 40 hours before committing suicide together. Eva apparently ingested cyanide, while Hitler shot himself, at the Führerbunker, as the Red Army marched into Berlin.
 26 
Benzion Netanyahu
(Israeli Encyclopedist, Historian and Medievalist)
Benzion Netanyahu
3
Birthdate: March 25, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: 2012

Born Benzion Mileikowsky, he became Benzion Netanyahu when at the age of ten he moved to Mandate Palestine with his parents. A scholar of Judaic history, he was also an encyclopedist and actively involved with the Revisionist Zionism movement, lobbying for the creation of the Jewish state. One of his sons, Benjamin Netanyahu, later became the Prime Minister of Israel.

 27 
Tony Allen
(Drummer)
Tony Allen
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 20, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
Died: 2020
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 28 
George Washington Adams
(Politician, Lawyer)
George Washington Adams
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 12, 1801
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1829
 29 
Lucan
(One of the Outstanding Poets of the Imperial Latin Period Who is Known for His Epic Poem 'Pharsalia')
Lucan
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 3, 0039
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Córdoba, Spain
Died: 0065
Lucan was a Roman poet who is counted among the most important personalities of the Imperial Latin period. He is best remembered for his epic poem Pharsalia, which narrates the civil war between the forces of the Roman Senate and Julius Caesar. Lucan was renowned for the speed of his composition, which set him apart from his contemporaries.
 30 
Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
(Austrian Field-Marshal and Third Son of Holy Roman Emperor Leopold II)
Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 5, 1771
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1847

Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, son of Emperor Leopold II, was a major force behind strengthening the Austrian army in early 19th century. He is remembered for his exploits in the French Revolutionary Wars. Though initially successful in the Napoleonic Wars, he was defeated in the Battle of Wagram.

 31 
Pramoedya Ananta Toer
(Indonesian Author Who Was Branded a Communist and Imprisoned for Most of His Career)
Pramoedya Ananta Toer
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 6, 1925
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Blora Regency, Indonesia
Died: 2006

Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer started his career as a typist in his teens. He penned his first novel in a Dutch prison camp, after being imprisoned for his revolutionary activities. Best known for his work the Buru Quartet, he later became a poster child for freedom of expression and human rights.

 32 
Hari Singh Nalwa
(Commander-in-Chief of the 'Sikh Khalsa Fauj', The Army of the Sikh Empire)
Hari Singh Nalwa
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1791 AD
Birthplace: Gujranwala, Pakistan
Died: 1837

Sikh warrior Hari Singh Nalwa was one of the most feared army commanders of India and is remembered for his multiple battles against the Afghans. Part of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s army, he had also been the governor of Kashmir, Hazara, and Peshawar. He died during the Battle of Jamrud.

 33 
Beatrice Webb
(British Sociologist, Economist, Socialist, Labour Historian and Social Reformer)
Beatrice Webb
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 22, 1858
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gloucestershire, England
Died: 1943

Sociologist Beatrice Webb is best remembered for coining the term collective bargaining. Along with her husband, Sidney Webb, whom she met at the Fabian Society, and others, Beatrice co-founded the London School of Economics. In spite of her lack of formal education, she was a prominent educator and an avid diarist.

 34 
Ernesto Sabato
(Argentine Novelist, Essayist, Painter, and Physicist)
Ernesto Sabato
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 24, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rojas, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Died: 2011

Initially a physicist and mathematician, Ernesto Sabato did his postdoctoral research at prestigious institutes such as MIT. His articles opposing the Juan Peron government of Argentina in La Nación got him removed from his teaching posts. The Cervantes Prize-winning author is best remembered for his works such as El Túnel.

 35 
Sarah Josepha Hale
(American author)
Sarah Josepha Hale
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 24, 1788
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newport, New Hampshire, United States
Died: 1879
 36 
Jacopo de' Pazzi
(Banker)
Jacopo de' Pazzi
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1423 AD
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: 1478
 37 
Sir Harold W. Kroto
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wisbech, United Kingdom
Died: 2016
 38 
Zola Taylor
(Singer)
Zola Taylor
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 17, 1938
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: 2007
 39 
Emperor Renzong of Song
(Emperor)
Emperor Renzong of Song
0
Birthdate: May 30, 1010
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: China
Died: 1063
 40 
Emily Stowe
(First female physician to practise in Canada, the second licensed female physician in Canada)
Emily Stowe
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 1, 1831
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Norwich, Canada
Died: 1903

Emily Stowe created history by becoming the first female doctor to practice in Canada and the second to receive a physician’s license in the country. A champion of women’s education, she was also a prominent suffragist and assisted in building the first women’s medical school in Canada.

 41 
Jock Zonfrillo
(Chef & Former MasterChef Australia Judge)
Jock Zonfrillo
1
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: August 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: 2023
 42 
Grégory Lemarchal
(French Singer)
Grégory Lemarchal
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: La Tronche, France
Died: 2007
 43 
Eli Broad
(Entrepreneur & Philanthropist)
Eli Broad
3
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 6, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Died: 2021
 44 
Edwin S. Porter
(Pioneering Filmmaker of the Early 1900s)
Edwin S. Porter
1
Birthdate: April 21, 1870
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Connellsville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: 1941

Director Edwin S. Porter, best known for films such as The Life of An American Fireman and The Great Train Robbery, revolutionized filmmaking with his pioneering technique of cross-cutting in editing. He had previously been a tailor and had served the US Navy, before being hired by the Edison Company.

 45 
Mary Of The Incarnation
(Nun)
Mary Of The Incarnation
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 28, 1599
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1672
 46 
Evelyn Mase
(Nurse)
Evelyn Mase
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 18, 1922
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Transkei
Died: 2004
 47 
Casey Jones
(Railroad Worker)
Casey Jones
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 14, 1863
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kentucky, United States
Died: 1900
 48 
Chandro Tomar
(Indian Sharpshooter)
Chandro Tomar
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shamli, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died: 2021
 49 
Anna de Noailles
(Writer)
Anna de Noailles
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 15, 1876
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1933
 50 
Henry Sweet
(English Phonetician, Philologist, and Grammarian)
Henry Sweet
0
Birthdate: September 15, 1845
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Died: 1912