What Happened in 1928

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 263

  • Jan 1st 1st US air-conditioned office building opens, San Antonio
  • Jan 1st Algemeene Vereeniging Radio Omroep (AVRO) begins broadcasting (Neth)
  • Jan 2nd 14th Rose Bowl: Stanford beats Pittsburgh, 7-6
  • Jan 6th Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Mortalium animos (against oecumene)
  • Jan 9th Eugene O'Neill's "Marco Millions" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 10th G/I Gershwin/Romberg/Wodehouse's musical "Rosalie," premieres in NYC

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Jan 10th Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Jan 12th Philip Barry & Elmer Rice's "Cock Robin" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 13th RCA and GE install three test television sets in homes in Schenectady, New York allowing American inventor E.F.W. Alexanderson to demonstrate the first home television receiver which delivered a poor and unsteady 1.5 square inch picture
  • Jan 17th 1st fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented
  • Jan 23rd "The Adventure of the Good Soldier Schweik" premieres in Berlin
  • Jan 28th Christopher Hornsrud chosen PM of Norway
  • Jan 30th 1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands & US

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Jan 30th Bradman scores 134 not out (225 mins, 13 fours) NSW v Vic

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 30th Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 30th 21st Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst beats Esna Boyd (7-5, 6-2)
  • Jan 30th 21st Men's Australian Championships: Jean Borotra beats Ronald Cummings (6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 5-7, 6-3)
  • Jan 31st Scotch tape 1st marketed by 3-M Company

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Feb 3rd Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black reports his findings on the ancient human fossils found at Zhoukoudian, China in the journal Nature and declares them to be a new species he names 'Sinanthropus pekinensis' (now known as 'Homo erectus')

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Davidson Black
  • Feb 7th 1st solo England to Australia flight takes off (Bert Hinkler)
  • Feb 8th 1st transatlantic TV image received, Hartsdale, NY
  • Feb 8th Scottish inventor Joh Logie Baird demonstrates colourTV
  • Feb 11th 2nd Winter Olympic games opens in St Moritz, Switzerland
  • Feb 19th 2nd Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
  • Feb 19th Canadian hockey team wins 3rd consecutive gold medal
  • Feb 22nd 1st solo England to Australia flight lands (Bert Hinkler)
  • Mar 1st Paul Whiteman & orchestra record "Ol' Man River" for Victor Records
  • Mar 4th "Bunion Run" race from LA to NYC begins; It is won by Andy Payne
  • Mar 5th Karl Zuckmayer's "Der Hauptmann von Köpenick" premieres in Berlin
  • Mar 10th Christine Collins' son, Walter Collins, disappears in Los Angeles
  • Mar 11th Netherlands & Belgium tie 1-1 (soccer match in Amsterdam)
  • Mar 12th In California, the St. Francis Dam fails, killing over 600 people.
  • Mar 13th Rudolph Friml's musical "Three Musketeers" premieres in NYC

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Mar 15th Benito Mussolini modifies Italy electoral system (abolishes right to choose)

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Mar 19th "Amos & Andy" debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)
  • Mar 22nd Noel Coward's musical "This Year of Grace" premieres in London
  • Mar 27th KGB-AM in San Diego CA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 27th US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Mar 27th US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 29th Yeshiva College (now University) chartered (NYC)
  • Mar 30th 87th Grand National: Mr. William Dutton aboard Tipperary Tim wins

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Apr 1st Chiang Kai-shek's army crosses Yang-tse

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Apr 7th 44-yr old NY Ranger GM Lester Patrick replaces his injured goaltender in a Stanley Cup game, & beats Montreal Maroons 2-1
  • Apr 9th Eugene O'Neill's "Lazarus Laughed" premieres in Pasadena

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Apr 9th Mae West's NYC debut in a daring new play "Diamond Lil"

Actress Mae West
Mae West
  • Apr 9th Top-Oss soccer team forms in Oss
  • Apr 9th Turkey passes separation of church & state
  • Apr 13th 1st trans atlantic flight Europe-US (Fitzmaurice-von Hunefeld-Köhl)
  • Apr 14th Maddus Airlines starts 1st regular passenger flights between SF & LA
  • Apr 14th Stanley Cup: NY Rangers beat Montreal Maroons, 3 games to 2
  • Apr 15th Alioto's on Fisherman's Wharf (SF) forms
  • Apr 19th 32nd Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:37:07.8
  • Apr 19th Japanese troops occupies Sjantung-schiereiland
  • Apr 19th Yanks are out of 1st place for 1st time since May 1926
  • Apr 19th The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
  • Apr 24th Fathometer, which measures underwater depth, patented
  • Apr 25th Buddy, a German Shepherd, becomes 1st guide dog for a US citizen Morris Frank
  • Apr 26th Madame Tussaud's waxwork exhibition opens in London
  • Apr 30th Cherkess Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR (until 1957)
  • May 1st 6 children die & 10 injured by hailstones in Klausenburg, Romania
  • May 1st Drunken fascist Erich Wichman attacks VARA-radio transmitter
  • May 1st Lei Day begun (a Hawaiian celebration)
  • May 1st Pitcairn Airlines (later Eastern) begins service
  • May 1st Rotterdam soccer team Black White '28 forms
  • May 2nd KPQ-AM in Wenatchee WA begins radio transmissions
  • May 3rd Japanese atrocities in Jinan, China.
  • May 7th The United Kingdom lowers age of women voters from 30 to 21
  • May 7th Pulitzer prize awarded to Thornton Wilder for "Bridge of San Luis Rey"
  • May 10th WGY, Schenectady begins regular TV programming
  • May 11th 53rd Preakness: Raymond Sonny Workman aboard Victorian wins in 2:00.2

Sport awardGolf Major

May 11th 63rd British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Royal St George's

Golfer Walter Hagen
Walter Hagen
  • May 11th General Electric opens 1st TV-station (Schenectady, NY)
  • May 12th Benito Mussolini ends women's rights in Italy
  • May 12th Second Opium Law introduced - international law to control drugs
  • May 14th John McGraw is knocked down by a taxicab & suffers a broken leg
  • May 15th Mickey Mouse made his 1st ever appearance in silent film "Plane Crazy"
  • May 17th 9th modern Olympic games opens in Amsterdam
  • May 19th 54th Kentucky Derby: Chick Lang aboard Reigh Count wins in 2:10.4
  • May 19th "Firedamp" explodes in Mather Pa coal mine killing 195 of 273 miners
  • May 19th 51 frogs enter 1st annual "Frog Jumping Jubilee" (Angel's Camp, Cal)
  • May 22nd US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act
  • May 23rd Bomb attack on Italian embassy in Buenos Aires, 22 die
  • May 24th Record 12 future Hall of Famers take the field, as Yanks beat A's 9-7
  • May 24th Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole again
  • May 26th A's commit 7 errors & lose to Yanks 7-4
  • May 28th Dodge Brothers Inc & Chrysler Corp merged
  • May 29th Fritz von Opel reaches 200 kph in experimental rocket car
  • May 30th Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 5:01:33.725 (160.101 km/h)
  • May 31st 1st aerial crossing of Pacific takes off from Oakland
  • May 31st Charlie Hallows scores his 1,000th run of Cricket season
  • Jun 2nd Velveeta Cheese created by Kraft
  • Jun 4th President of the Republic of China Zhang Zuolin is assassinated by Japanese agents.
  • Jun 4th 33rd Men's French Championships: Henri Cochet beats Rene Lacoste (5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Jun 4th 33rd Women's French Championships: Helen Wills beats Eileen Bennett (6-1, 6-2)
  • Jun 8th 1st US-to-Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford)
  • Jun 9th 60th Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Vito wins in 2:33.2
  • Jun 9th Charles Kingsford-Smith & Charles Ulm are 1st to fly across the Pacific when they end their flight from California to Brisbane

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 11th Alfred Hitchcock's film, "Case Of Jonathan Drew," (or "The Lodger") is released

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 12th NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits 2 triples & 2 HRs to be White Sox 15-7

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

Jun 14th Republican National Convention, meeting in KC, nominates Herbert Hoover for President

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 691

  • Jan 1st Ernest R Tidyman, Ohio, novelist/screenwriter (The French Connection)
  • Jan 1st Khan Mohammad, cricketer (Paki fast-med bowler, 54 wkts in 13 Tests)
  • Jan 1st Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philanthropist (Edhi Foundation), born in Bantva, Gujarat (d. 2016)
  • Jan 2nd Dan Rostenkowski, (Rep-D-Il, -94)
  • Jan 2nd Gerhard Amanshauser, writer
  • Jan 2nd Harry Hyams, English immovable goods owner (Center Point)
  • Jan 2nd Tiberiu Olah, composer
  • Jan 2nd Vaughn Beals, CEO (Harley Davidson motorcycle), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Jan 2nd Avie Bennett, Canadian philanthropist
  • Jan 2nd Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese writer
  • Jan 3rd Frank Ross Anderson, Canada, International Chess Master (1954)
  • Jan 5th Imtiaz Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistan wicket-keeper in 41 Tests 1952-62)
  • Jan 5th Walter Fritz Mondale, (Sen-D-Minn)/42nd VP (1977-81)
  • Jan 5th Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, 4th President and 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Jan 6th Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre], French actress and fashion model (Pink Panther, What's New Pussycat?)
  • Jan 6th George H. Ross, American businessman
  • Jan 7th Rajindranath, cricketer (4 stumpings in his only Test for India)

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Jan 7th William Peter Blatty, author/director (The Exorcist), born in NYC, New York

Writer & Filmmaker William Peter Blatty
Writer & Filmmaker
William Peter Blatty
  • Jan 8th Sander Vanocur, news anchor (NBC Weekend News), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jan 8th Gaston Miron, Quebec poet and editor (d. 1996)
  • Jan 9th Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter, born in Polignano A Mare, Apulia (d. 1994)
  • Jan 9th Fernand J St Germain, (Rep-D-RI, 1961- )
  • Jan 9th Judith Krantz, author (Scruples, Princess Daisy, Dazzle), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 10th Donald Brooks, fashion designer (Emmy 1983)
  • Jan 10th Wallace Berry, composer
  • Jan 10th Philip Levine, American poet, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 11th David L Wolper, producer (Devil's Brigade)
  • Jan 11th Mitchell Ryan, actor (Chase, Executive Suite), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 12th Lew Gallo, Mt Kisko, actor (12 O'Clock High)
  • Jan 12th Ruth Brown, American singer (d. 2006)
  • Jan 13th David Sheiner, actor (Paul-Mr Novak, Norman-Diana), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 13th Gregory Walcott, Wilson NC, actor (87th Precinct)
  • Jan 14th Gerald Arpino, choreographer, born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jan 14th Garry Winogrand, American photographer (d. 1984)
  • Jan 16th Ezra Sims, American composer of microtonal music, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Jan 16th John William Fozard, aircraft designer
  • Jan 16th William Kennedy, US writer
  • Jan 16th Pilar Lorengar, Spanish soprano (d. 1996)
  • Jan 17th Ken Archer, cricketer (Australian batsman, 5 Tests early 50s)

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Jan 17th Vidal Sassoon, hair stylist/CEO (Vidal Sasson), born in London, England (d. 2012)

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Vidal Sassoon
  • Jan 17th Jean Barraqué, French composer (d. 1973)
  • Jan 19th Dainin Katagiri, Zen teacher, associate of Shunryu Suzuki, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Jan 19th Edward Gerard Schurmann, composer
  • Jan 20th Peter Donat, Kentville Nova Scotia, (Flamingo Road, Different Story)
  • Jan 20th William Berger, Austria, actress (Adventure of Hercules)
  • Jan 22nd Birch Bayh, (Sen-D-Ind)
  • Jan 22nd Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historian (d. 2004)
  • Jan 23rd Eugene Monti, Italy, bobsledder (Olympic-2 golds-1968)
  • Jan 23rd Jeanne Moreau, actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 23rd Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, Dutch speed skater (Olympic-silver-1952)
  • Jan 23rd Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Jan 24th Desmond Morris, English zoologist (Human Ape, Body Language)
  • Jan 24th Michel Serrault, French actor (d. 2007)
  • Jan 25th Eduard Shevardnadze, Soviet Georgia, foreign minister of USSR (-91)
  • Jan 25th Jérôme Choquette, Quebec lawyer and politician
  • Jan 26th Gene Snyder, (Rep-R-KY, 1963-65, 67- )
  • Jan 26th Roger Vadim, France, director (And God Created Women, Barbarella)
  • Jan 27th Jean-Michel Damase, composer
  • Jan 27th Hans Modrow, a German politician, premier of East Germany
  • Jan 28th MG Falcon, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
  • Jan 28th Martin Sinnatt, Major-General/secretary (Kennel Club)
  • Jan 28th Slade Gorton, (Sen-R-WA, 1981- )
  • Jan 29th Bengt Hambraeus, composer
  • Jan 29th Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician
  • Jan 29th Peter Byrne, actor (Postcards from America, Carry on Cabby)
  • Jan 30th Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster
  • Jan 30th Harold Prince, US producer/director (West Side Story, Evita)
  • Jan 30th Mitch Leigh, composer
  • Jan 31st Chuck Willis, rock vocalist (C C Rider)
  • Jan 31st Eric Ash, rector (Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine)
  • Jan 31st Richard Buckley, royal equerry
  • Jan 31st Robert Clatworthy, English sculptor, born in Bridgwater, Somerset
  • Feb 1st Eric Evans, Dean (St Paul's)
  • Feb 1st Peter Gordon Dorrell, archaeologist/photographer
  • Feb 1st Sam Edwards, physicist
  • Feb 1st Eric Evans, English dean of St Paul's, born in Tenby, Wales (d. 1996)
  • Feb 1st Tom Lantos, (Rep-D-CA, 1981- )
  • Feb 1st Ursula Mamlok, German American avant-garde composer, born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • Feb 2nd Alan Fluck, musical educationalist
  • Feb 2nd Luigi Ciriaco De Mita, PM of Italy (1988-89)
  • Feb 3rd C V Gadkari, cricketer (Indian batsman in 6 Tests 1953-55)
  • Feb 4th Dave Ketchum, Quincy Ill, actor (Agent 13-Get Smart)
  • Feb 5th Andrew M Greeley, author/reverend
  • Feb 5th Pananayiotis Taki Vatikiotis, middle east scholar
  • Feb 7th Al "Fuzzy" Smith, baseball player
  • Feb 8th Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, lawyer
  • Feb 8th Jack Larson, playwright and actor (Jimmy Olsen-Superman), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Feb 9th Roger Mudd, news ancher (CBS Weekend News, NBC Evening News), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 9th Frank Frazetta, American illustrator
  • Feb 9th Rinus Michels, Dutch football coach (d. 2005)
  • Feb 10th Gene Taylor, (Rep-D-St Louis, 1973- )
  • Feb 11th Archibald Forster, CEO (Esso UK)
  • Feb 11th Conrad Janis, actor (Mork & Mindy, Quark, Bonino), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 11th Gerry Alexander, cricket wicketkeeper (WI of 50s & 60s)
  • Feb 11th Raoul Cita, R&B pianist and songwriter (Harptones), born in New York City (d. 2014)
  • Feb 14th Ben Garrido Blaz, (Rep-R-Guam, 1985- )
  • Feb 14th Juan Garcia Hortelano, Spanish author (Tormenta de verano)
  • Feb 17th Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer
  • Feb 18th Jim McElreath, auto racer (1970 Ontario 500)
  • Feb 18th Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 2nd Photographer Ansel Adams (25) weds Virginia Best in Yosemite Valley

Photographer Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 26th Actress Mary Astor (21) weds director Kenneth Hawks (30) at her family home in Moorcrest

Actress Mary Astor
Mary Astor

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 6th Industrialist Oskar Schindler (19) weds Emilie Schindler (20) in Svitavy, Czech Republic

Industrialist Oskar Schindler
Oskar Schindler
  • Jun 15th "King Kong" actress Fay Wray (20) weds playwright-screenwriter John Monk Saunders (30)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 16th NY Governor Thomas Dewey (26) weds stage actress Frances Eileen Hutt

Governor of New York Thomas Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas Dewey

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 19th Physicist Enrico Fermi (26) weds writer Laura Capon in Rome, Italy

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 25th Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (61) weds dancer and writer Olga Ivanovna

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 6th Alvin C Kraenzlein, track star (Olympic-4 gold-1900), dies at 51
  • Jan 8th Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu, composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 11th Thomas Hardy, English novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) and poet, dies near Dorchester at 87
  • Jan 12th Ruth Snyder, 1st woman to die in electric chair
  • Jan 13th Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer, dies at 57
  • Jan 21st George Goethals, American army engineer (b. 1858)
  • Jan 27th Marie Verstraete, actress (Frou-Frou/Nora), dies at 74
  • Jan 29th Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig/field marshal (WW I), dies at 66
  • Jan 30th Douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan/Boer war/WW I), dies at 66
  • Jan 30th Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1867)
  • Feb 1st Hughie Jennings, American baseball player and manager (b. 1869)
  • Feb 4th Hendrik A Lorentz, physicist (L transformation-Nobel 1902), dies at 74
  • Feb 15th Herbert Henry Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (L, 1908-16) dies at 75
  • Feb 16th Eddie Foy, American singer and dancer (b. 1856)
  • Feb 29th Adolphe Appia, Swiss set designer/theorist, dies at 65
  • Feb 29th Armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24), dies at 66
  • Feb 29th Ina Coolbrith, first poet laureate of California (b. 1841)
  • Mar 1st Albert Herbert Brewer, composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 1st Jacob Adolf Hagg, composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 3rd Jan [Jean] T Toorop, Dutch graphic artist (3 Brides), dies at 69
  • Mar 7th Robert Abbe, American surgeon (b. 1851)
  • Mar 18th Paul van Ostaijen, Flemish writer (Outlawed), dies at 32
  • Mar 27th Leslie Stuart, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 28th Giuseppe Ferrata, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 31st Gustave Ador, president of Austria (1919), dies at 82
  • Mar 31st Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (portraits), dies at 69
  • Apr 2nd Theodore Richards, US chemist (atomic weight, Nobel 1914), dies
  • Apr 5th Jane Ellen Harrison, scholar/archaeologist, dies
  • Apr 5th Roy Kilner, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1924-26), dies at 38
  • Apr 7th Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (b. 1873)
  • Apr 13th Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, composer, dies at 36
  • Apr 16th Henry Birks, Canadian businessman, founder of Henri Birks and Sons (b. 1840)
  • Apr 18th Henryk Melcer-Szczawinski, composer, dies at 58
  • Apr 24th Ferdinand B Hummel, composer, dies at 72
  • Apr 25th Pjotr N Wrangel, Russian baron general, dies at 49
  • Apr 29th Henrich Federer, Switz, writer (I Switch Off The Light), dies at 61
  • May 4th Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch), dies at 63
  • May 7th Alexander Afanasii Spendiaryan, composer, dies at 56
  • May 9th Constantin Dimitrescu, composer, dies at 81
  • May 16th Edmund William Grosse, poet/author, dies
  • May 19th Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert, composer, dies at 59
  • May 19th Max Scheler, German philosopher, dies at 53
  • May 22nd William HT Gairdner, Engl missionary (Nile Mission Press), dies at 54
  • May 31st Ludwig Enneccerus, German leader, dies at 85
  • May 31st Manuel de Oliveira Lima, Brazilian historian, dies at 60
  • Jun 3rd Li Yüan-hung, Chinese general and political figure (b. 1864)
  • Jun 6th Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer, dies at 67
  • Jun 7th Chiang Tsolin, Chinese warlord of North-China, murdered
  • Jun 12th Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexicans poet, dies
  • Jun 13th Damaso Ledesma, composer, dies at 60
  • Jun 14th Emmeline Pankhurst-Goulden, English feminist, dies
  • Jun 16th Dr. Mark Keppel, County Superintendent of Los Angeles County Schools from 1902-1928 (b. 1867)
  • Jun 17th Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (Virulo, mocedades), dies
  • Jun 18th Roald Amundsen, Norwegian polar explorer who led the 1st expedition to the South Pole, dies in a plane crash while flying on a rescue mission in the Arctic at 55
  • Jun 22nd George Siegmann, actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba), dies at 46
  • Jun 22nd A. B. Frost, American illustrator (b. 1851)
  • Jun 23rd Thomas H Rollinson, composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 17th Alvaro Obregon, general/President of Mexico, assassinated
  • Jul 17th Giovanni Giolitti, 5x premier of Italy (1892..1921), dies
  • Jul 20th Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (b. 1896)
  • Jul 21st Ellen A Terry, Brits actress/dir (Imperial Theatre), dies at 81
  • Aug 6th William Henry Grattan Flood, composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 7th Alphonse MAJ Ariëns, Dutch RC pastor/social worker, dies at 68
  • Aug 8th Stjepan Radic, founder/leader (Croatian Boer party), dies
  • Aug 9th Frederik II W, grand duke of Baden (1907-18), dies at 71
  • Aug 10th Rex Cherryman, American actor (b. 1897)
  • Aug 12th Leoš Janáček, Czech composer (b. 1854)
  • Aug 13th Fernand de La Tombelle, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 14th Klabund, [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Spuk/Rasputin), dies at 37
  • Aug 29th Richard B Haldane, British viscount/lord-chancellor, dies at 72
  • Aug 30th Wilhelm Wien, Ger physicist (laws of motion, Nobel 1911), dies at 64
  • Sep 13th Italo Svevo, [Ettore Schmitz], Italian writer (Una Vita), dies at 66
  • Sep 25th Karl Schneider, cricketer (South Aust bat), dies of leukaemia at 23
  • Sep 29th Lido Manetti [Arnold Kent], Italian-born American actor, dies of a car accident at 29
  • Sep 29th Steinitz, mathematician, dies
  • Oct 8th Larry Semon, comedian (b. 1889)
  • Oct 16th Septimus Kinneir, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies
  • Oct 22nd Andrew Fisher, fifth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)
  • Oct 23rd F A Alphonse Aulard, French historian, dies
  • Oct 30th Oscar George Theodore Sonneck, composer, dies at 55

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 6th Arnold Rothstein, US businessman/gambler, shot to death at 46

Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster Arnold Rothstein
Businessman, Gambler, and Mobster
Arnold Rothstein
  • Nov 8th Mauritz Stiller, Swedish actor/director (Streets of sin), dies at 45
  • Nov 13th Abraham M "Mark" Lidzbarski, Polish/German orientalist, dies at 60
  • Nov 15th Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, American Geologist and educator, dies at 85
  • Nov 17th Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian author, politician, & freedom fighter (b. 1865)
  • Nov 19th Achille Simonetti, composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 21st Hermann Sudermann, German author (Frau Sorge), dies
  • Nov 26th Reinhard Scheer, German admiral (WW I), dies at 65
  • Dec 1st José Eustasio Rivera, Colombian writer (b. 1888)
  • Dec 5th Johannes F "Johan" Bakker Sr, actor/husband of Truus Soete, dies at 61
  • Dec 10th Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer, and illustrator (b. 1868)
  • Dec 14th Theodore Roberts, actor (Roaring Road, 10 Commandments), dies at 77
  • Dec 16th Elinor Wylie, American poet and writer (b. 1885)
  • Dec 18th Lucien Capet, composer, dies at 55
  • Dec 21st Harry Butt, cricketer (England wicket-keeper v South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • Dec 21st Luigi Cadorna, Italian fieldmarshal (WW I, Caporetto), dies at 78