What Happened in 1919

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 312

  • Jan 1 Belorussian SSR established

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Jan 1 Edsel Ford succeeds his father, Henry Ford, as president of the Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Jan 1 5th Rose Bowl: Great Lakes - US Navy beats Mare Island - USMC 17-0
  • Jan 2 Anti-British uprising in Ireland
  • Jan 2 Lithuania gains independence

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Jan 3 Herbert Hoover is placed in charge of war relief in Europe

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Jan 3 The Faisal-Weizmann Agreement, which was a short-lived agreement for the development of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, is signed by the King of Iraq and the President of the World Zionist Organization
  • Jan 5 National Socialist Party (Nazi) forms as German Farmers' Party
  • Jan 5 Left-wing Spartacus organization instigates a revolt in Berlin; terrified by the spread of Bolshevism, German troops brutally suppress the uprising
  • Jan 7 The Industrial and Commercial Workers' Union of South Africa is founded, led by Clements Kadalie
  • Jan 7 Montenegrin guerrilla fighters rebel, but fail to prevent Serbia's annexation of Montenegro
  • Jan 11 3 year old German communist party (Spartacus) crushed
  • Jan 11 Romania annexes Transylvania
  • Jan 13 Dutch Soccer team OSV forms
  • Jan 14 John McGraw, Charles A Stoneham, & Judge MCQuade buy NY Giants
  • Jan 15 2 million gallons of molasses flood Boston MA, drowning 21
  • Jan 15 Frank Wedekind's "Die letzten Tage der Menschheit" premieres
  • Jan 15 Pianist & statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes first premier of Poland
  • Jan 15 Semana Tragica (Tragic Week): Bloodbath in Buenos Aires
  • Jan 15 W Collison & O Harbach's "Up in Mabel's Room" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 15 Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, two of the most prominent socialists in Germany, are tortured and murdered by the Freikorps
  • Jan 16 Prohibition ratified by 3/4 of US states; Nebraska is 36th
  • Jan 18 Bentley Motors Limited is founded
  • Jan 18 The Paris peace conference (aka the Versailles peace conference) opened to draw up the treaties formally ending the Great War (WW1)
  • Jan 19 National elections held in Germany to form a National Constituent Assembly and draft a constitution
  • Jan 21 Irish militant nationalist party Sinn Fein creates its own parliament in Dublin and declares Ireland independent of Great Britain, sparking the Irish War of Independence
  • Jan 25 Founding of League of Nations, 1st meeting 1 year later
  • Jan 30 Reds hire Pat Moran as manager as Christy Mathewson, is still in France with US Army
  • Jan 31 The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland: troops deployed against protesters for fear of a Bolshevik uprising
  • Feb 1 Dodgers trade Jake Daubert to Reds for Tommy Griffith Daubert
  • Feb 2 Monarchist riot in Portugal
  • Feb 3 Herbert/Blossom's musical "Velvet Lady" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 3 League of Nations first meeting (Paris)
  • Feb 3 Socialist conference convenes (Berne, Switzerland)
  • Feb 3 The Bolshevik army is defeated in a series of clashes with the White Russians, who are fighting to reclaims the government after the 1917 revolution
  • Feb 4 City of Bremen's Soviet Republic overthrown
  • Feb 5 NL pres John Heydler dismisses charges that Hal Chase bet against his team & threw games in collusion with gamblers
  • Feb 6 1st day of 5-day Seattle general strike
  • Feb 6 The first day of the Weimar Republic which, because of its support of the Treaty of Versailles, does not receive proper allegiance from the German nation
  • Feb 11 Friedrich Ebert (SPD) elected president of Germany
  • Feb 14 United Parcel Service forms
  • Feb 14 The Polish-Soviet War begins.
  • Feb 15 American Legion organizes in Paris

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Feb 18 Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goal

NHL Star Cy Denneny
NHL Star
Cy Denneny

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Feb 19 Pan-African Congress, organized by W.E.B. Du Bois (Paris)

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Feb 20 French premier Clemenceau injured during assassination attempt
  • Feb 21 German National Meeting accepts Anschluss: incorporation of Austria
  • Feb 21 Revolutionary strike in Barcelona

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Feb 23 Fascist Party forms in Italy by Benito Mussolini

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Feb 25 League of Nations set up by Paris Treaty
  • Feb 25 Oregon is 1st state to tax gasoline (1 cent per gallon)
  • Feb 26 Acadia National Park forms (as Lafayette N P), Maine
  • Feb 26 Congress forms Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
  • Feb 27 1st public performance of Holst's "Planets"
  • Feb 27 American Association for Hard of Hearing forms (NYC)
  • Mar 1 The March 1st, or Samil Movement, begins in Korea: it is a demonstration of resistance to Japanese occupation
  • Mar 2 1st congress of Communist International opens at the Kremlin
  • Mar 3 1st international air mail service from US, Seattle-Victoria, BC
  • Mar 3 Communist Party in Germany announces a general strike
  • Mar 5 Louis Hirsch & Harold Atteridge's musical premieres in NYC
  • Mar 6 NHL Championship: Montreal Canadiens beat Ottawa Senators, 3 games to 1 with 1 tie
  • Mar 11 General strike in Germany crushed
  • Mar 12 Austrian National Meeting affirms Anschluss (incorporate into Germany)

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Mar 12 George Bernard Shaw's "Augustus Does His Bit" premieres in NYC

  • Mar 15 American Legion forms (Paris)
  • Mar 16 Frank Wedekind's "Elius Erweckung" premieres in Hamburg
  • Mar 17 Dutch steel workers strike for 8 hr day & minimum wages
  • Mar 18 Order of DeMolay forms in Kansas City
  • Mar 23 Bashkir ASSR, in RSFSR, constituted
  • Mar 23 Benito Mussolini forms Fascist movement in Milan Italy

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Mar 23 8th Congress of the Russian Communist Party re-establishes a five-member Politburo which becomes the center of political power in the Soviet Union. Original members Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Stalin, Lev Kamenev and Nikolai Krestinsky

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Mar 25 Woodrow Wilson's dream of a League of Nations becomes a reality after the League Covenant is adopted at the Paris Peace Conference

28th US President Woodrow Wilson
28th US President
Woodrow Wilson
  • Mar 28 78th Grand National: Ernie Piggott aboard Poethlyn wins
  • Mar 29 Stanley Cup: Mont (NHL) & Seat (PCHA) win 2 games each with 1 tie, 1919 Stanley Cup not awarded due to flu epidemic
  • Mar 30 Belgian Army occupies Dusseldorf

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Mar 30 Gandhi announces resistance against Rowlatt Act

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Mar 30 Paul Claudel's "Tête d'Or" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 31 Strike against Ruhrgebied government of Scheidemann
  • Apr 3 Austria expels all Habsburgers
  • Apr 5 Eamon de Valera becomes president of Dail Eireann
  • Apr 5 Polish Army executes 35 young Jews
  • Apr 6 Bavaria proclaims itself a soviet republic
  • Apr 6 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi orders a General Strike
  • Apr 7 1st parcel of land is purchased for Cleveland Metroparks
  • Apr 10 Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.
  • Apr 11 The International Labour Organization is founded.
  • Apr 12 British Parliament passes a 48-hour work week with minimum wages
  • Apr 13 British troops open fire on demonstrators in Amritsar, India, killing 350
  • Apr 13 The Establishment of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea.
  • Apr 14 Following Gandhi's nonviolent methods, Muslim and Hindu protest British rule; British troops fire on the crowds, killing 400
  • Apr 19 23rd Boston Marathon won by Carl Linder of Mass in 2:29:13.4
  • Apr 19 French assembly decides on 8 hour work day
  • Apr 19 Leslie Irvin of US makes 1st parachute jump & free fall
  • Apr 19 Opera "Monsieur Beaucaire" is produced (London)
  • Apr 20 Polish Army captures Vilno, Lithuania from Soviet Army
  • Apr 20 King Nicholas of Montenegro abdicates under duress
  • Apr 23 Major leagues open a reduced 140-game season
  • Apr 28 1st jump with US Army Air Corps (rip-cord type) parachute (Les Irvin)
  • Apr 30 Phillies beat Bkln Dodgers 9-0 in 20 innings
  • May 1 Mount Kelud (Indonesia) erupts, boiling crater lake which broke through crater wall killing 5,000 people in 104 small villages

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 462

  • Jan 1 Bernard Drukker, Dutch organist/pianist/orchestra leader (Devil's Wheel)
  • Jan 1 Carole Landis, Fairchild WI, actress (One Million BC, Topper Returns)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 1 J[erome] D[avid] Salinger, novelist (Catcher in the Rye), born in NYC, New York

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger
  • Jan 1 Rocky Graziano, US boxer (Middleweight champ) and entertainer (Pantomime Quiz, Miami Undercover), born in New York City
  • Jan 3 Jesse White, Buf NY, actor (Bedtime for Bonzo, Million Dollar Mermaid)
  • Jan 4 Al "Jazbo" Collins, DJ (Tonight! America After Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 4 Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, underwriter (Lloyd's of London)
  • Jan 5 Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist (d. 1992)
  • Jan 11 Veda Ann Borg, actress (Avalanche, Accomplice), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 13 Army Archerd, Hollywood columnist/TV host (Movie Game)
  • Jan 13 Robert Stack, actor (Eliot Ness-Untouchables, Airplane), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 14 Andy Rooney, CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), born in Albany, New York
  • Jan 14 Giulio Andreotti, 7 x premier (Italy), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 16 Bob Boucher, Kent Ohio, orchestra leader (Music on Ice)
  • Jan 18 Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas, Santiago Chile, composer
  • Jan 19 Anthony Dexter, [Walter Fleischmann], NB Canada, actor (Valentino)
  • Jan 19 Dharam Singh, India, field hockey player (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Jan 20 Alex Nicol, Ossining NY, actor (Man From Laramie, Air Cadet)
  • Jan 20 Royalton Kisch, British(?) conductor
  • Jan 20 Stepan Lucky, composer
  • Jan 21 Jinx Falkenburg, Barcelona Spain, actress (Masquerade Party)
  • Jan 23 Bob Paisley, English soccer player/trainer/manager of FC Liverpool
  • Jan 23 Ernie Kovacs, comedian (Ernie Kovacs' Show), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Jan 23 Nina Dumbadze, USSR, Discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952)
  • Jan 23 Hans Hass, Austrian zoologist and underwater scientist, (d. 2013)
  • Jan 24 Leon Kirchner, contemporary classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jan 24 Nora Beloff, journalist/author
  • Jan 25 Edwin Newman, newscaster/journalist/author (NBC-TV, Comment), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 25 Patricia Louise Dalton, chair (Sherlock Holmes Society of London)
  • Jan 26 K C Ibrahim, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests India v WI 1948-49)
  • Jan 27 David Seville, [Ross Bagdasarian], (Alvin & Chipmunks), born in Fresno, California
  • Jan 27 H D Halsey, Bishop of Carlisle
  • Jan 27 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, born in Moscow (d. 2006)
  • Jan 29 Norman F Simpson, British playwright (One Way Pendulum)
  • Jan 30 Robert Suter, composer
  • Jan 30 Nikolay Glazkov, Russian poet (d. 1979)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 31 Jackie Robinson, Ga, 1st African American major league baseball player (Dodgers)

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Jan 31 Robert Lowry, Baron Lowry. Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland and a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary.
  • Feb 2 Allie Reynolds, NY Yankee pitcher (1952 AL ERA leader (2.07))
  • Feb 2 Lisa Debeljevic-della Casa, Swiss vocalist
  • Feb 4 Frank van Klingeren, Dutch architect (De Meerpaal, Dronten)
  • Feb 5 Andrea George Papandreou, Greek premier (1981-89, 93- )
  • Feb 5 Red Buttons, [Aaron Chwatt], Bronx comedian/actor (Sayonara), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 6 Lindsay Tuckett, cricketer (son of Len, 9 Tests for South Africa 1947-49)
  • Feb 6 Louis Heren, journalist/writer (China's Three Thousand Years)
  • Feb 7 Ilse Pausin, Austria, figure skating pairs (Olympics-silver-1936)
  • Feb 8 Buddy Morrow, orchestra leader (Jimmie Rodgers Show)
  • Feb 11 Gretchen Fraser, slalom skier (Olympic-gold-1948), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • Feb 11 Eva Gabor, Budapest Hungary, actress (Green Acres, Gigi) (d. 1995)
  • Feb 12 Forrest Tucker, Plainfield Ind, actor (O'Rourke-F Troop, Dusty Trail)
  • Feb 13 Eddie Robinson, winningest college football coach (Grambling)
  • Feb 13 Joan Edwards, vocalist (Joan Edwards Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 13 Tennessee Ernie Ford, country music singer and actor (Sixteen Tons), born in Bristol, Tennessee (d. 1991)
  • Feb 17 Jock Mahoney, actor (Dallas, Yancy Derringer, Day of Fury), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 17 Joseph R Hunt, tennis champ (US Open-1943)
  • Feb 17 Kathleen Freeman, actress (Beverly Hillbillies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 22 Jiří Pauer, Czech composer, born in Libušín (d. 2007)
  • Feb 23 Johnny Carey, soccer star
  • Feb 23 Derek Ezra [Baron Ezra], British politician and Liberal Democrat Life Peer
  • Feb 24 Alan Hugh Iliffe, psychologist
  • Feb 24 Earl Kitchener of Khartoum
  • Feb 25 F de Jong Edz, Dutch historian
  • Feb 25 Monty Irvin, baseball hall of famer (NY Giants)
  • Feb 25 Karl H. Pribram, Austrian neuroscientist
  • Feb 26 Beppie Nooij, actress/director (Bluejackets-Rooie Sien)
  • Feb 26 Luc-Andre Marcel, composer
  • Feb 26 Mason Adams, actor (Charlie Hume-Lou Grant, Deadliest Season), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 27 Roman Haubenstock-Ramati, composer
  • Mar 2 Eddie Lawrence, comedian
  • Mar 2 Jennifer Jones, [Phyllis Isley], Oklahoma, actress (Farewell to Arms)
  • Mar 2 Tamara Toumanova, dancer
  • Mar 4 Buck Baker, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
  • Mar 6 Maurice Grosse, British paranormal investigator (d. 2006)
  • Mar 7 Jocelyn Olaf Hambro, financier
  • Mar 7 Mochtar Lubis, Indonesian writer (Twilight in Jakarta)
  • Mar 8 Ivor Keys, musician/teacher
  • Mar 10 Marion Hutton, American actress and singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 1987)
  • Mar 11 Mercer Ellington, son of Duke Ellington/bandleader
  • Mar 14 Luther Henderson Jr, orchestra leader (Polly Bergen Show), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mar 14 Max Shulman, novelist (Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Tender Trap)
  • Mar 15 John Gregson, actor (Gideon CID, Shirley's World), born in Liverpool, England
  • Mar 15 Lawrence Tierney, actor (Abduction, Dillinger), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 16 Erno Kiraly, Yugoslavian composer, born in Subotica
  • Mar 17 Hank Sauer, baseball player (NL MVP 1952)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 17 Nat "King" Cole, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 1965)

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • Mar 18 Laila Schou Nilsen, Norway, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Mar 18 Len Johnson, cricketer (Australian fast bowler played Test in 1948)
  • Mar 18 Christopher Challis, British cinematographer
  • Mar 19 Cornelis Berkhouwer, Member of 2nd chamber (Dutch Liberal Party)
  • Mar 21 Geoffrey Pinnington, journalist
  • Mar 21 Lois Collier, SC, actress (Mary-Boston Blackie, Slave Girl)
  • Mar 23 Michael Lyne, British air Vice-marshal
  • Mar 23 Carl Graffunder, mid-century modernist architect
  • Mar 24 Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind), born in Bronxville, New York
  • Mar 24 John J Duncan Jr, (Rep-R-TN, 1965- )
  • Mar 24 Robert Heilbroner, American economist (d. 2005
  • Mar 25 Jeanne Cagney, actress (Lion is in the Streets, Quicksand)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 26 Strother Martin, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot), born in Kokomo, Indiana (d. 1980)

  • Mar 26 Roger Leger, Quebec ice hockey player (d. 1965)
  • Mar 27 Julian Amery, British conservative politician and minister, born in London (d. 1996)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 15 Author Maurice Maeterlinck (56) weds actress Renée Dahon in Nice, France

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck
  • May 31 1st wedding held in an aircraft (over Houston, Texas)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 2 Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (40) weds his cousin Elsa Lowenthal (43)

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 28 33rd US president Harry Truman (35) weds Elizabeth Truman (34) in Independence

US First Lady Bess Truman
US First Lady
Bess Truman
33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 10 Author Aldous Huxley (25) weds epidemiologist Maria Nys in Bellem, Belgium

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 16 NFL player Curly Lambeau (21) weds high school sweetheart Marguerite Van Kessel in Green Bay, Wisconsin

NFL Head Coach Curly Lambeau
NFL Head Coach
Curly Lambeau

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 26 German chancellor Konrad Adenauer (43) weds Auguste Zinsser in Cologne, Germany

German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer
German Chancellor
Konrad Adenauer

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 6 "The Sheik" actor Rudolph Valentino (24) weds actress Jean Acker (26)

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino
  • Dec 19 Composer and songwriter Cole Porter (28) weds socialite Linda Lee Thomas (36)

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 20 Actress Gloria Swanson (20) weds businessman Herbert K. Somborn


Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 14 Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (39) divorces Mileva Maric after 16 years of marriage

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 1 Actress Gloria Swanson (19) divorces actor Wallace Beery (31) after 2 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 2 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (23) divorces Maxine Gates after 2 years of marriage

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 107

  • Jan 1 William W Campbell, Canadian poet (Ian of the Orcades), dies at 60
  • Jan 1 Mikhail Drozdovsky, Russian general (b. 1881)
  • Jan 4 Georg von Hertling, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1843)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 6 Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US President (R: 1901-09; Nobel 1906), dies in NY at 60

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jan 6 Max Heindel, Danish astrologer and mystic (b. 1865)
  • Jan 8 Peter Altenberg, writer, dies at 59
  • Jan 15 Karl Liebknecht, Marxist revolutionary, murdered at 47
  • Jan 15 Rosa Luxemburg, Marxist revolutionary, murdered
  • Jan 16 Jaroslav Jeremias, composer, dies at 19
  • Jan 16 Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, President of Brazil (b. 1848)
  • Jan 18 John C F, son of English king George V, dies at 13
  • Jan 21 Gojong of Joseon, Emperor of Korea (b. 1852)
  • Jan 27 Endre Ady, Hungarian poet (b. 1877)
  • Jan 30 Sam Steele, Canadian soldier, dies from influenza at 71
  • Jan 31 Paul Lindau, German playwright/critic (Estimate), dies at 79
  • Feb 2 Xavier Henry Napoleon Leroux, composer, dies at 55
  • Feb 5 Vasili V Rozanov, Russian philosopher/writer, dies at 62
  • Feb 6 Friedrich W Mengelberg, German sculptor/painter, dies at 81
  • Feb 7 William Halford, American naval officer and Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1841)
  • Feb 15 Pieter K Pel, Dutch internist (Pel-Ebstein fever), dies at 66
  • Feb 16 Vera Kholodnaya, Russian film star (b. 1893)
  • Feb 21 Giovanni Bolzoni, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 21 Habib Ullah Chan, emir of Afghanistam (1901-19), murdered at 46
  • Feb 21 Karl von Hohenzollern, Prince of Belgium, dies
  • Feb 21 Kurt Eisner, premier Bayern (soc), murdered at 51
  • Feb 21 Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and feminist, only woman awarded Medal of Honor (US Civil War), dies at 86
  • Feb 24 Josephine McGill, composer, dies at 41
  • Feb 25 Josef Christiaens, Belgian racing driver (b. 1879)
  • Mar 2 Melchora Aquino, Filipino revolutionary hero (b. 1812)
  • Mar 5 Jozef Surzynski, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 8 Auguste Tolbecque, composer, dies at 88
  • Mar 10 Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer (Remember the Alamo), dies at 87
  • Mar 11 Harald Fryklof, composer, dies at 36
  • Mar 16 Sigurd von Koch, composer, dies at 39
  • Mar 23 Jean HL Bossard, actor/impresario (2 Orphans), dies at 45
  • Apr 3 Paul Geisler, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 4 William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe), dies at 86
  • Apr 6 Stefan Surzynski, composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 8 Loránd Eötvös, Hungarian physicist (b. 1848)
  • Apr 10 Emiliano Zapata, Mexican leader, murdered at 39
  • Apr 18 Enny Vrede, [Maria M Muller], Dutch actress, drowns at 35
  • Apr 30 Henry Wood, England cricket wicket keeper (in 4 Tests 1888-92), dies
  • May 2 Gustav Landauer, German socialist, dies
  • May 4 Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak politician, French general and astronomer (b. 1880)
  • May 6 Frank Lyman Baum, author (Wizard of Oz), dies at 62

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 14 Henry John Heinz, founder of the H. J. Heinz Company, dies at 74

Founder of Heinz Henry John Heinz
Founder of Heinz
Henry John Heinz
  • May 17 Bohumil Pazdirek, composer, dies at 80
  • May 17 Guido von List, German occult author (b. 1848)
  • May 20 Jacob Verdam, philosopher, dies
  • May 21 Victor A D Segalen, [Max Anely], French ship's doctor/writer, dies
  • May 21 Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1853)
  • May 24 Amado Nervo, [Juan C Ruiz de Nervo], Mexican poet, dies at 48

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 25 Madame C. J. Walker, wealthy cosmetics manufacturer, dies at 51

Cosmetics Mogul Madame C. J. Walker
Cosmetics Mogul
Madame C. J. Walker
  • May 27 Kandukuri Veeresalingam, Indian social activist (b. 1848)
  • May 29 Robert Bacon, American politician (b. 1860)
  • Jun 2 Ernest Ford, English composer, dies at 61
  • Jun 8 Jacob Fabricius, composer, dies at 78
  • Jun 23 Amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist, dies
  • Jun 29 José Gregorio Hernández Venezuelan physician (b. 1864)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 30 John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), dies at 76

Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
John William Strutt
  • Jul 7 Paul Deusen, German philosopher/CEO (Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 15 Hermann Emil Fischer, German chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, commits suicide at 66

Chemist and Nobel Laureate Hermann Emil Fischer
Chemist and Nobel Laureate
Hermann Emil Fischer
  • Jul 26 Sir Edward Poynter, British painter (b. 1836)
  • Jul 31 R G Barlow, cricketer (591 runs/34 wickets/17 Tests for England), dies
  • Aug 4 D[ave] W Gregory, cricketer (brother of Ned, uncle of Syd), dies
  • Aug 9 Ernst Haeckel, German philosopher (Social Darwinism), dies at 85
  • Aug 9 Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (Pagliacci), dies at 62

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 11 Andrew Carnegie, Scottish-American industrialist, steel tycoon, philanthropist and one of the richest Americans ever, dies of bronchial pneumonia at 83

Industrialist and Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Industrialist and Philanthropist
Andrew Carnegie
  • Aug 18 Joseph E. Seagram, Canadian distillery founder (b. 1841)
  • Aug 20 Gregor MacGregor, English cricket wicketkeeper (8 Tests 1890-93) and Scottish rugby union player, dies at 49
  • Aug 27 Louis Botha, South African soldier/statesman, dies at 56
  • Aug 30 Johann Sigurjonsson, Icelandic writer (Dr Rung), dies
  • Sep 6 Pier Pander, Dutch sculptor, dies at 55
  • Sep 12 Leonid N Andrejev, Russ journalist/writer (Seven Hangs), dies at 48
  • Sep 24 Frank Laver, cricketer (15 Tests for Aust 1899-1909), dies
  • Sep 27 Adelina [Adela JM] Patti, Italian soprano (Lucio), dies at 76
  • Sep 27 Robert Gleeson, cricketer (one Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • Oct 2 Ernest Halliwell, cricketer (South African wicketkeeper 1892-1904), dies
  • Oct 3 Daniel Brink Towner, American Hymn composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 5 Jean Louis Nicode, composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 7 Alfred Deakin, second Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1856)
  • Oct 8 Eugene Demolder, Belgian writer (Sous la Robe), dies
  • Oct 13 Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Danish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • Oct 14 Wilhelm von Siemens, German industrial/son of Werner, dies
  • Oct 16 Charles Harford Lloyd, composer, dies on 70th birthday
  • Oct 21 Sven August Korling, composer, dies at 77
  • Oct 22 Bruce F Cummings, English author (Enjoying Life), dies at 30
  • Oct 27 John Harry, cricket wicketkeeper (Aust one Test 1895, one catch), dies
  • Oct 27 Theodoor H de Meester, premier (1905-08), dies
  • Oct 28 Ted Wainwright, cricketer (Yorks stalwart, 5 Tests 1893-98), dies
  • Oct 29 Soen Shaku, Zen abbot of Engakuji monastery in Kamakura, dies at 60
  • Oct 29 A. B. Simpson, Canadian preacher (b. 1843)
  • Nov 7 Hugo Haase, German MP (SPD), murdered at 56
  • Nov 9 Eduard Müller, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1848)
  • Nov 15 Alfred Werner, Swiss chemist (Nobel 1913), dies
  • Nov 15 Mohammad Farid, an influential Egyptian political figure.
  • Nov 18 Ferdinand Domela Newenhouse, anarchist (free socialist), dies
  • Nov 22 Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer (b. 1852)
  • Dec 2 Henry Clay Frick, built largest coke & steel operation, dies at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 3 Pierre A Renoir, French painter/sculptor, dies at 78

Painter & Sculptor Pierre Auguste Renoir
Painter & Sculptor
Pierre Auguste Renoir