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April 5th

191 Notable deaths

Kurt Cobain

American singer, musician, and songwriter.

Born February 20th, 1967 in Aberdeen. [ref]

Died April 5th, 1994 at 27 years old in Seattle (ballistic trauma). [ref]

Howard Hughes

American aviator, engineer, industrialist, and film producer (1905-1976).

Born December 24th, 1905 in Houston.

Died April 5th, 1976 at 70 years old in Houston (myocardial infarction, kidney failure). [ref]

Douglas MacArthur

United states army general in wwi, wwii and korea (1880–1964).

Born January 26th, 1880 in Little Rock. [ref]

Died April 5th, 1964 at 84 years old in Washington, D.C. (kidney failure). [ref]

Charlton Heston

American actor and political activist (1923–2008).

Born October 4th, 1923 in Evanston.

Died April 5th, 2008 at 84 years old in Beverly Hills (pneumonia, leukemia). [ref]

Divya Bharti

Indian actress (1974-1993).

Born February 25th, 1974 in Mumbai.

Died April 5th, 1993 at 19 years old in Mumbai (head injury, fall).

Chiang Kai-shek

Chinese politician and military leader (1887–1975).

Born October 31st, 1887 in Xikou. [ref]

Died April 5th, 1975 at 87 years old in Taipei (liver cancer). [ref]

Layne Staley

American rock singer and songwriter.

Born August 22nd, 1967 in Bellevue.

Died April 5th, 2002 at 34 years old in Seattle (drug overdose).

Allen Ginsberg

American poet and writer (1926–1997).

Born June 3rd, 1926 in Newark. [ref]

Died April 5th, 1997 at 70 years old in East Village (liver cancer). [ref]

Sam Walton

American businessman.

Born March 29th, 1918 in Kingfisher.

Died April 5th, 1992 at 74 years old in Little Rock (multiple myeloma).

Honor Blackman

English actress (1925-2020).

Born August 22nd, 1925 in London.

Died April 5th, 2020 at 94 years old in Lewes. [ref]

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