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History Deaths on April 26

James Larkin White
James Larkin White, American miner, explorer, and park ranger (b. 1882)


Jayne Meadows
Jayne Meadows, American actress (b. 1919)


Edward Arnold (actor)
Edward Arnold, American actor (b. 1890)


Jean Fernel
Jean Fernel, French physician (b. 1497)


Carmine Coppola
Carmine Coppola, American composer and conductor (b. 1910)


Armstrong Sperry
Armstrong Sperry, American author and illustrator (b. 1897)


Count Basie
Count Basie, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1904)


Jacqueline Brookes
Jacqueline Brookes, American actress and educator (b. 1930)


Hans Holzer
Hans Holzer, Austrian-American paranormal investigator and author (b. 1920)


Mason Adams
Mason Adams, American actor (b. 1919)


Lucille Ball
Lucille Ball, American model, actress, comedian, and producer (b. 1911)


Muawiyah I
Muawiyah I, Umayyad caliph (b. 602)


Emperor Go-Shirakawa
Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127)


Irene Ryan
Irene Ryan, American actress and philanthropist (b. 1902)


Morihei Ueshiba
Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist, founded aikido (b. 1883)


Jim Davis (actor)
Jim Davis, American actor (b. 1909)


Violette Morris
Violette Morris, French footballer, shot putter, and discus thrower (b. 1893)


Harry Wu
Harry Wu, Chinese human rights activist (b. 1937)


Erik Bergman (Lutheran minister)
Erik Bergman, Swedish minister and author (b. 1886)


Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Norwegian-French author, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1832)


John Somers, 1st Baron Somers
John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, English jurist and politician, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain (b. 1651)


Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford, American actor (b. 1911)


Gypsy Rose Lee
Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress, striptease dancer, and writer (b. 1911)


Cicely Courtneidge
Cicely Courtneidge, Australian-born British actress, comedian and singer (b. 1893)


Augusto Roa Bastos
Augusto Roa Bastos, Paraguayan journalist, author, and academic (b. 1917)


Mas Oyama
Masutatsu ?yama, Japanese martial artist, founded Kyokushin kaikan (b. 1923)


Sidney Franklin (bullfighter)
Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (b. 1903)


Jeong Mong-ju
Jeong Mong-ju, Korean civil minister, diplomat and scholar (b. 1338)


Maria Schell
Maria Schell, Austrian-Swiss actress (b. 1926)


Eric Stenbock
Eric Stenbock, Estonian-English author and poet (b. 1860)


Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie
Magnus Gabriel De la Gardie, Swedish statesman and military man (b. 1622)


Pavlo Skoropadskyi
Pavlo Skoropadskyi, German-Ukrainian general and politician, Hetman of Ukraine (b. 1871)


Emperor Xiaowen of Northern Wei
Emperor Xiaowen of Northern Wei (b. 467)


George Murray Hulbert
George Murray Hulbert, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1881)


John Bunny
John Bunny, American actor (b. 1863)


Marcel Pronovost
Marcel Pronovost, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1930)


Ludwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen
Ludwig Freiherr von und zu der Tann-Rathsamhausen, German general (b. 1815)


Bill Lockwood (cricketer)
William Lockwood, English cricketer (b. 1868)


John Heartfield
John Heartfield, German illustrator and photographer (b. 1891)


George Jones
George Jones, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1931)


Robert Campin
Robert Campin, Flemish painter (b. 1378)


Petr Ivanovich Panin
Petr Ivanovich Panin, Russian general (b. 1721)


Arnold Sommerfeld
Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist and academic (b. 1868)


Leo Arnaud
Leo Arnaud, French-American composer and conductor (b. 1904)


E. J. Pratt
E. J. Pratt, Canadian poet and author (b. 1882)


Jack Valenti
Jack Valenti, American businessman, created the MPAA film rating system (b. 1921)


Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme, American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter (b. 1944)


Dechko Uzunov
Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (b. 1899)


Srinivasa Ramanujan
Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician and theorist (b. 1887)


Carl Bosch
Carl Bosch, German chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)


Bessie Love
Bessie Love, American actress (b. 1898)


John Wilkes Booth
John Wilkes Booth, American actor, assassin of Abraham Lincoln (b. 1838)


Nano Nagle
Nano Nagle, Irish nun and educator, founded the Presentation Sisters (b. 1718)


Giuliano de' Medici
Giuliano de' Medici, Italian ruler (b. 1453)


Gerald Guralnik
Gerald Guralnik, American physicist and academic (b. 1936)


Ashikaga Yoshihisa
Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese sh?gun (b. 1465)


Paul Robeson, Jr., American historian and author (b. 1927)
Terence Spinks, English boxer and trainer (b. 1938)
Phoebe Snow, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1950)
Urs Felber, Swiss engineer and businessman (b. 1942)
Mariam A. Aleem, Egyptian graphic designer and academic (b. 1930)
Elisabeth Domitien, Prime Minister of the Central African Republic (b. 1925)
Hubert Selby, Jr., American author, poet, and screenwriter (b. 1928)
Edward Max Nicholson, Irish environmentalist, co-founded the World Wide Fund for Nature (b. 1904)
Yun Hyon-seok, South Korean poet and author (b. 1984)
Rosemary Brown, Jamaican-Canadian academic and politician (b. 1930)
Jill Dando, English journalist and television personality (b. 1961)
Adrian Borland, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1957)
Stirling Silliphant, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1918)
Richard Hatfield, Canadian lawyer and politician, 26th Premier of New Brunswick (b. 1931)
A. B. Guthrie, Jr., American novelist and historian, (b. 1901)
John Silkin, English lawyer and politician, Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (b. 1923)
Shankar, Indian composer and conductor (b. 1922)
Sid James, South African-English actor (b. 1913)
Gichin Funakoshi, Japanese martial artist, founded Shotokan (b. 1868)
Sigmund Rascher, German physician (b. 1909)
Arturs Alberings, Latvian politician, former Prime Minister of Latvia (b. 1876)
Simon Islip, Archbishop of Canterbury
Adalbero I, bishop of Metz
Chen Jingxuan, general of the Tang Dynasty
Pope Stephen II (b. 715)
Richarius, Frankish monk and saint (b. 560)