Famous People Who Died on April Fool’s Day

Dying is just like taxes in the respect that it is going to happen to you and me. Over history, we realize it doesn’t matter who you are, you are going to face death. Famous people have no secret weapon against death. They are just like you and I. They will die. We will die. Death is a part of life. However, many of us look forward to eternal life in Heaven. After we all pass from this world, I hope to meet each one of you in a better place called Heaven.

We Live And We Die

Nobody Lives Forever

See You In Heaven

What Happened on April Fool’s Day in History?

1572 – In the Eighty Years’ War, the Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Spaniards, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic.

1793- Volcano Unsen on Japan erupts killing about 53,000

1924 – Hitler sentenced to 5 years labor but Gen Ludendorff acquitted

1938- Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, NY

Deaths on April Fool’s Day

1625-1682 – Franz Egon of Fürstenberg, Bavarian Catholic archbishop

1757-1839 – Benjamin Pierce, American politician, 17th and 19th governor of New Hampshire

1843-1872 – William Frederick Horry, English convicted murderer who was the first to be hanged by Victorian hangman William Marwood-talk about an April Fool

1876-1914 – Rube Waddell, American baseball player, HOF MLB pitcher who won the pitching Triple Crown

1838-1930 – Cosima Wagner, daughter of Franz Liszt and widow of Richard Wagner, she was daughter and wife of famous composers

1870-1965 – Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics manufacturer, owner of Helena Rubinstein Incorporated which made her the richest woman in the world

1891-1976 – Max Ernst, German artist was a German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet. A prolific artist, Ernst is considered to be one of the primary pioneers of the Dada movement and Surrealism.

1939-1984 – Marvin Gaye, American singer and songwriter, one of the greatest who died too young

1914-1995 – H. Adams Carter, American Alpine Club President, 10th Mountain Division trainer

1944-1996 – John McSherry, American baseball umpire who had a major heart attack on the field of a Cincinnati Reds game in Cincinnati

1901-1999 – Jesse Stone, American record producer, musician and songwriter

1902-2004 – Aaron Bank, American Office of Strategic Services officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces

1936-2005 – Jack Keller, American songwriter Between 1960 and 1963, Aldon Music had 54 top ten songs, including Jack’s “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool,” “My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own,” “Breaking In A Brand New Broken Heart,” “Just For Old Time’s Sake,” “Venus In Blue Jeans,” and “Run To Him.” When Aldon was sold to Columbia Pictures (Screen Gems) in 1963, Jack began writing television theme songs which included “Bewitched,” “Gidget,” and “Hazel.” no Tom Foolery here

1918-2010 – John Forsythe, American actor who was the unseen millionaire on the TV series Charlie’s Angels, this was no April Fool

Happy April Fool’s Day

This is series of famous people who died was inspired by Faye Farley who writes about famous people who were born on the same dates. Each day I will make a list of the famous people who died on the particular day with a link to her story about who was born on a particular day. Today’s famous deaths will be linked to her September 27 story because she has not made it to October yet. Click here to check out Faye’s writing