Died in the 20th Century

Born 22 April 1870 – Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Lenin, born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov in 1870 (April 22nd in the Julian calendar, April 10th in the Gregorian calendar)…

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Born 20 April 1889 – Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler, the embodiment of evil for the 20th century, was born on April 20, 1889, in Braunau am Inn,…

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Born 19 April 1933 – Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield, a Hollywood icon who embodied the glamour and controversy of the 1950s and 60s, was born Vera Jayne…

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Born 17 April 1837 – J. P. Morgan

John Pierpont Morgan, a titan who straddled the worlds of finance and philanthropy, was born on April 17, 1837, in…

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Born 16 April 1889 – Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin, a comedic genius who rose to superstardom during the silent film era, was born on April 16, 1889,…

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James Dean

Did you know that James Dean, an iconic Hollywood star, only starred in three movies before his untimely death? Yet,…

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Born 12 April 1941 – Bobby Moore

Bobby Moore (1941-1993) stands as a titan of English football, forever remembered for his elegant defending and leadership. Born on…

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Born 10 April 1829 – William Booth

William Booth (1829-1912) was a man of unwavering faith who dedicated his life to social reform and helping the most…

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Born 6 April 1890 – Antony Fokker

Anthony Fokker (1890-1939), a Dutch aviation pioneer, was a man of boundless energy and a knack for innovation. Born on…

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Born 5 April 1827 – Joseph Lister

Joseph Lister, born on April 5, 1827, in Essex, England, significantly advanced medical science by introducing antiseptic surgery techniques, greatly…

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Born 4 April 1913 – Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters, born McKinley Morganfield on April 4, 1913, in Issaquena County, Mississippi, stands as a monumental figure in the…

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Born 27 March 1863 – Henry Royce

Henry Royce (1863-1933), a pioneering engineer and co-founder of the legendary Rolls-Royce company, was born on March 27, 1863, in…

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Emmeline Pankhurst

Have you ever considered how one woman’s determination could forever change the course of history? Meet Emmeline Pankhurst, a beacon…

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Born 18 March 1908 – Gus March-Phillipps

Gustavus Henry March-Phillipps, fondly known as Gus, was a British military leader whose innovative spirit and bravery left a lasting…

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Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo, born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson, was an actress who began her career in her home country of Sweden before…

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Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla was born on 10 July 1856 in the village of Smiljan which is now part of Croatia but…

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