The following is a list of notable world figures who died on April 19th.

  1. 1054 - Pope Leo IX (b. 1002)
  2. 1390 - King Robert II of Scotland (b. 1316)
  3. 1578 - Uesugi Kenshin, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1530)
  4. 1627 - John Beaumont, English poet (b. 1583)
  5. 1813 - Benjamin Rush, physician, activist (b. 1745)
  6. 1882 - Charles Darwin, English biologist (b. 1809)
  7. 1916 - Ephraim Shay, American inventor (b. 1839)
  8. 1971 - Russ Hodges, American sports broadcaster (b. 1910)
  9. 1971 - Earl Thomson, Canadian athlete (b. 1895)
  10. 1974 - Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan (b. 1907)
  11. 1997 - Eldon Hoke (aka "El Duce"), American musician (b. 1958)
  12. 1998 - Octavio Paz, Mexican diplomat and writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
  13. 2004 - Norris McWhirter, Scottish co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records (b. 1925)
  14. 2004 - John Maynard Smith, English biologist (b. 1920)
  15. 2005 - Ruth Hussey, American actress (b. 1911)
  16. 2005 - Bryan Ottoson, American musician (b. 1978)
  17. 2005 - Blade Icewood, American rapper (b. 1977)
  18. 2006 - Scott Crossfield, American pilot, first man to fly at Mach 2.