As of April 2014, John Glenn is not dead, he is still alive. According to Biography, Glenn was born on July 18, 1921 in Cambridge, Ohio. In 1962, aboard "Friendship 7," he became the first American to orbit the Earth.
In 1942, John Glenn joined the Naval Aviation Cadet Program and entered the American war effort. The following year, he was sent to the Pacific where he flew 59 combat missions during World War II. He also went on 90 missions during the Korean War. John Glenn was the backup pilot and astronaut for Alan B. Shepard Jr. and Virgil I. Grissom, both of whom made the first U.S. suborbital flights.Learn More
Albert Einstein died as the result of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm on April 18, 1955 at the age of 76. He had been hospitalized with internal bleeding for which he refused treatment, wanting to die in his own time and on his own terms.Full Answer >
Mother Angelica is still alive as of April 2014. She has not regained her ability to speak since a severe cerebral hemorrhage in 2001, and she still lives at the Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Ala.Full Answer >
As of April 2014, Nancy Reagan has not died. The wife of Ronald Reagan and former First Lady of the United States is alive, remains active with the Reagan Presidential Library and is influential within the Republican party.Full Answer >
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., died in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968. He was pronounced dead at St. Joseph Hospital after being struck by an assassin's bullet on the second-floor balcony of the Lorraine Motel.Full Answer >