Famous Deaths for 27th April 2022

1813 – Zebulon Pike, American brigadier general and explorer (Pike’s Peak), dies in battle at 34
1901 – Richard Redhead, English composer, dies at 81
1902 – Julius Sterling Morton, American politician (3rd U.S. Secretary of Agriculture) and founder of Arbor Day, dies at 70
1972 – Kwame Nkrumah, 1st Prime Minister of Ghana (1957-60) and 1st President of Ghana (1960-66), dies at 62
1978 – Mohammed Daoud Khan, Afghan politician, murdered at 68
1992 – Sol K. Bright, Hawaiian steel-guitar player, singer (Hollywaiians), and songwriter (“Hawaiian Cowboy”), dies at 72
1994 – Lynne Frederick, English actress (Trail of Pink Panther), dies at 39
2000 – Vicki Sue Robinson, American stage and screen actress, and pop singer (“Turn the Beat Around”), dies of cancer at 45
2006 – Julia Thorne, American writer and ex-wife of John Kerry, dies at 61
2015 – Gene Fullmer, American boxer (world middleweight champion), dies at 83

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