What Happened in 1928

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 263

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

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Jan 10 Soviet Union orders exile of Leon Trotsky

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Jan 12 Philip Barry & Elmer Rice's "Cock Robin" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 13 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 17 1st fully automatic photographic film developing machine patented
  • Jan 23 "The Adventure of the Good Soldier Schweik" premieres in Berlin
  • Jan 28 Christopher Hornsrud chosen PM of Norway
  • Jan 30 1st radio telephone connection between Netherlands & US

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sport awardGolf Major

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

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • May 11 General Electric opens 1st TV-station (Schenectady, NY)
  • May 12 Benito Mussolini ends women's rights in Italy
  • May 12 Second Opium Law introduced - international law to control drugs
  • May 14 John McGraw is knocked down by a taxicab & suffers a broken leg
  • May 15 Mickey Mouse made his 1st ever appearance in silent film "Plane Crazy"
  • May 17 9th modern Olympic games opens in Amsterdam
  • May 19 54th Kentucky Derby: Chick Lang aboard Reigh Count wins in 2:10.4
  • May 19 "Firedamp" explodes in Mather Pa coal mine killing 195 of 273 miners
  • May 19 51 frogs enter 1st annual "Frog Jumping Jubilee" (Angel's Camp, Cal)
  • May 22 US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act
  • May 23 Bomb attack on Italian embassy in Buenos Aires, 22 die
  • May 24 Record 12 future Hall of Famers take the field, as Yanks beat A's 9-7
  • May 24 Umberto Nobile flies airship over North Pole again
  • May 26 A's commit 7 errors & lose to Yanks 7-4

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May 28 Dodge Brothers Inc and Chrysler Corporation merged

Founder of Chrysler Walter Chrysler
Founder of Chrysler
Walter Chrysler
  • May 29 Fritz von Opel reaches 200 kph in experimental rocket car
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Louis Meyer wins in 5:01:33.725 (160.101 km/h)
  • May 31 1st aerial crossing of Pacific takes off from Oakland
  • May 31 Charlie Hallows scores his 1,000th run of Cricket season
  • Jun 2 Velveeta Cheese created by Kraft
  • Jun 4 President of the Republic of China Zhang Zuolin is assassinated by Japanese agents.
  • Jun 4 33rd Men's French Championships: Henri Cochet beats Rene Lacoste (5-7, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Jun 4 33rd Women's French Championships: Helen Wills beats Eileen Bennett (6-1, 6-2)
  • Jun 8 1st US-to-Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford)
  • Jun 9 60th Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Vito wins in 2:33.2
  • Jun 9 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 11 Alfred Hitchcock's film, "Case Of Jonathan Drew," (or "The Lodger") is released

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 12 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 14 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 1 Ernest R Tidyman, Ohio, novelist/screenwriter (The French Connection)
  • Jan 1 Khan Mohammad, cricketer (Paki fast-med bowler, 54 wkts in 13 Tests)
  • Jan 1 Abdul Sattar Edhi, Pakistani philanthropist (Edhi Foundation), born in Bantva, Gujarat (d. 2016)
  • Jan 2 Dan Rostenkowski, (Rep-D-Il, -94)
  • Jan 2 Gerhard Amanshauser, writer
  • Jan 2 Harry Hyams, English immovable goods owner (Center Point)
  • Jan 2 Tiberiu Olah, composer
  • Jan 2 Vaughn Beals, CEO (Harley Davidson motorcycle), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Jan 2 Avie Bennett, Canadian philanthropist
  • Jan 2 Daisaku Ikeda, Japanese writer
  • Jan 3 Frank Ross Anderson, Canada, International Chess Master (1954)
  • Jan 5 Imtiaz Ahmed, cricketer (Pakistan wicket-keeper in 41 Tests 1952-62)
  • Jan 5 Walter Fritz Mondale, (Sen-D-Minn)/42nd VP (1977-81)
  • Jan 5 Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, 4th President and 9th Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Jan 6 Capucine [Germaine Lefebvre], French actress and fashion model (Pink Panther, What's New Pussycat?)
  • Jan 6 George H. Ross, American businessman
  • Jan 7 Rajindranath, cricketer (4 stumpings in his only Test for India)

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

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

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

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon
  • Jan 17 Jean Barraqué, French composer (d. 1973)
  • Jan 19 Dainin Katagiri, Zen teacher, associate of Shunryu Suzuki, born in Osaka, Japan
  • Jan 19 Edward Gerard Schurmann, composer
  • Jan 20 Peter Donat, Kentville Nova Scotia, (Flamingo Road, Different Story)
  • Jan 20 William Berger, Austria, actress (Adventure of Hercules)
  • Jan 22 Birch Bayh, American politician, Senator (D) Indiana (1963-81), wrote 2 amendments to US constitution born in Terre Haute, Indiana
  • Jan 22 Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historian (d. 2004)
  • Jan 23 Eugene Monti, Italy, bobsledder (Olympic-2 golds-1968)
  • Jan 23 Jeanne Moreau, actress (Going Places, Jules & Jim), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 23 Kees [Cornelis] Broekman, Dutch speed skater (Olympic-silver-1952)
  • Jan 23 Chico Carrasquel, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Jan 24 Desmond Morris, English zoologist (Human Ape, Body Language)
  • Jan 24 Michel Serrault, French actor (d. 2007)
  • Jan 25 Eduard Shevardnadze, Soviet Georgia, foreign minister of USSR (-91)
  • Jan 25 Jérôme Choquette, Quebec lawyer and politician
  • Jan 26 Gene Snyder, (Rep-R-KY, 1963-65, 67- )
  • Jan 26 Roger Vadim, France, director (And God Created Women, Barbarella)
  • Jan 27 Jean-Michel Damase, composer
  • Jan 27 Hans Modrow, a German politician, premier of East Germany
  • Jan 28 MG Falcon, CEO (Norwich Union Insurance Group)
  • Jan 28 Martin Sinnatt, Major-General/secretary (Kennel Club)
  • Jan 28 Slade Gorton, (Sen-R-WA, 1981- )
  • Jan 29 Bengt Hambraeus, composer
  • Jan 29 Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician
  • Jan 29 Peter Byrne, actor (Postcards from America, Carry on Cabby)
  • Jan 30 Andrew Salkey, author editor/broadcaster
  • Jan 30 Harold Prince, US producer/director (West Side Story, Evita)
  • Jan 30 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • Jan 31 Chuck Willis, rock vocalist (C C Rider)
  • Jan 31 Eric Ash, rector (Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine)
  • Jan 31 Richard Buckley, royal equerry
  • Jan 31 Robert Clatworthy, English sculptor, born in Bridgwater, Somerset
  • Feb 1 Eric Evans, Dean (St Paul's)
  • Feb 1 Peter Gordon Dorrell, archaeologist and photographer
  • Feb 1 Sam Edwards, physicist
  • Feb 1 Eric Evans, English dean of St Paul's, born in Tenby, Wales (d. 1996)
  • Feb 1 Tom Lantos, (Rep-D-CA, 1981- )
  • Feb 1 Ursula Mamlok, German American avant-garde composer, born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • Feb 2 Alan Fluck, musical educationalist
  • Feb 2 Luigi Ciriaco De Mita, PM of Italy (1988-89)
  • Feb 3 C V Gadkari, cricketer (Indian batsman in 6 Tests 1953-55)
  • Feb 4 Dave Ketchum, Quincy Ill, actor (Agent 13-Get Smart)
  • Feb 5 Andrew M Greeley, author/reverend
  • Feb 5 Pananayiotis Taki Vatikiotis, middle east scholar
  • Feb 7 Al "Fuzzy" Smith, baseball player
  • Feb 8 Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher, lawyer
  • Feb 8 Jack Larson, playwright and actor (Jimmy Olsen-Superman), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Feb 9 Roger Mudd, news ancher (CBS Weekend News, NBC Evening News), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 9 Frank Frazetta, American illustrator
  • Feb 9 Rinus Michels, Dutch football coach (d. 2005)
  • Feb 10 Gene Taylor, (Rep-D-St Louis, 1973- )
  • Feb 11 Archibald Forster, CEO (Esso UK)
  • Feb 11 Conrad Janis, actor (Mork & Mindy, Quark, Bonino), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 11 Gerry Alexander, cricket wicketkeeper (WI of 50s & 60s)
  • Feb 11 Raoul Cita, R&B pianist and songwriter (Harptones), born in New York City (d. 2014)
  • Feb 14 Ben Garrido Blaz, (Rep-R-Guam, 1985- )
  • Feb 14 Juan Garcia Hortelano, Spanish author (Tormenta de verano)
  • Feb 17 Marta Romero, Puerto Rican actress & singer
  • Feb 18 Jim McElreath, auto racer (1970 Ontario 500)
  • Feb 18 Tom Johnson, Canadian ice hockey player

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Photographer Ansel Adams
Photographer
Ansel Adams

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actress Mary Astor
Actress
Mary Astor

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 16 New York Governor Thomas E. Dewey (26) weds stage actress Frances Eileen Hutt

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 19 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 25 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (61) weds dancer and writer Olga Ivanovna


Famous Deaths

  • Jan 6 Alvin C Kraenzlein, track star (Olympic-4 gold-1900), dies at 51
  • Jan 8 Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu, composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 11 Thomas Hardy, English novelist (Far from the Madding Crowd) and poet, dies near Dorchester at 87
  • Jan 12 Ruth Snyder, 1st woman to die in electric chair
  • Jan 13 Johan Peter Koch, Danish officer/explorer, dies at 57
  • Jan 21 George Goethals, American army engineer (b. 1858)
  • Jan 27 Marie Verstraete, actress (Frou-Frou/Nora), dies at 74
  • Jan 29 Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig/field marshal (WW I), dies at 66
  • Jan 30 Douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan/Boer war/WW I), dies at 66
  • Jan 30 Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger, Danish scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1867)
  • Feb 1 Hughie Jennings, American baseball player and manager (b. 1869)
  • Feb 4 Hendrik A Lorentz, physicist (L transformation-Nobel 1902), dies at 74

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 15 H. H. Asquith, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1908-16), dies at 75

British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister
H. H. Asquith
  • Feb 16 Eddie Foy, American singer and dancer (b. 1856)
  • Feb 29 Adolphe Appia, Swiss set designer/theorist, dies at 65
  • Feb 29 Armando V Diaz, Italian marshal/minister of War (1922-24), dies at 66
  • Feb 29 Ina Coolbrith, first poet laureate of California (b. 1841)
  • Mar 1 Albert Herbert Brewer, composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 1 Jacob Adolf Hagg, composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 3 Jan [Jean] T Toorop, Dutch graphic artist (3 Brides), dies at 69
  • Mar 7 Robert Abbe, American surgeon (b. 1851)
  • Mar 18 Paul van Ostaijen, Flemish writer (Outlawed), dies at 32
  • Mar 27 Leslie Stuart, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 28 Giuseppe Ferrata, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 31 Gustave Ador, president of Austria (1919), dies at 82
  • Mar 31 Medardo Rosso, Italian sculptor (portraits), dies at 69
  • Apr 2 Theodore Richards, US chemist (atomic weight, Nobel 1914), dies
  • Apr 5 Jane Ellen Harrison, scholar/archaeologist, dies
  • Apr 5 Roy Kilner, cricketer (9 Tests for England 1924-26), dies at 38
  • Apr 7 Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (b. 1873)
  • Apr 13 Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, composer, dies at 36
  • Apr 16 Henry Birks, Canadian businessman, founder of Henri Birks and Sons (b. 1840)
  • Apr 18 Henryk Melcer-Szczawinski, composer, dies at 58
  • Apr 24 Ferdinand B Hummel, composer, dies at 72
  • Apr 25 Pjotr N Wrangel, Russian baron general, dies at 49
  • Apr 29 Henrich Federer, Switz, writer (I Switch Off The Light), dies at 61
  • May 4 Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch), dies at 63
  • May 7 Alexander Afanasii Spendiaryan, composer, dies at 56
  • May 9 Constantin Dimitrescu, composer, dies at 81
  • May 16 Edmund William Grosse, poet/author, dies
  • May 19 Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert, composer, dies at 59
  • May 19 Max Scheler, German philosopher, dies at 53
  • May 22 William HT Gairdner, Engl missionary (Nile Mission Press), dies at 54
  • May 31 Ludwig Enneccerus, German leader, dies at 85
  • May 31 Manuel de Oliveira Lima, Brazilian historian, dies at 60
  • Jun 3 Li Yüan-hung, Chinese general and political figure (b. 1864)
  • Jun 6 Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer, dies at 67
  • Jun 7 Chiang Tsolin, Chinese warlord of North-China, murdered
  • Jun 12 Salvador Diaz Miron, Mexicans poet, dies
  • Jun 13 Damaso Ledesma, composer, dies at 60
  • Jun 14 Emmeline Pankhurst-Goulden, English feminist, dies
  • Jun 16 Dr. Mark Keppel, County Superintendent of Los Angeles County Schools from 1902-1928 (b. 1867)
  • Jun 17 Ramon de Basterra, Spanish writer/diplomat (Virulo, mocedades), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 18 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

Polar Explorer Roald Amundsen
Polar Explorer
Roald Amundsen
  • Jun 22 George Siegmann, actor (Birth of Nation, Queen of Sheba), dies at 46
  • Jun 22 A. B. Frost, American illustrator (b. 1851)
  • Jun 23 Thomas H Rollinson, composer, dies at 84
  • Jul 17 Alvaro Obregon, general/President of Mexico, assassinated
  • Jul 17 Giovanni Giolitti, 5x premier of Italy (1892..1921), dies
  • Jul 20 Kostas Karyotakis, Greek poet (b. 1896)
  • Jul 21 Ellen A Terry, Brits actress/dir (Imperial Theatre), dies at 81
  • Aug 6 William Henry Grattan Flood, composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 7 Alphonse MAJ Ariëns, Dutch RC pastor/social worker, dies at 68
  • Aug 8 Stjepan Radic, founder/leader (Croatian Boer party), dies
  • Aug 9 Frederik II W, grand duke of Baden (1907-18), dies at 71
  • Aug 10 Rex Cherryman, American actor (b. 1897)
  • Aug 12 Leoš Janáček, Czech composer (b. 1854)
  • Aug 13 Fernand de La Tombelle, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 14 Klabund, [Alfred Henschke], German writer (Spuk/Rasputin), dies at 37
  • Aug 29 Richard B Haldane, British viscount/lord-chancellor, dies at 72
  • Aug 30 Wilhelm Wien, Ger physicist (laws of motion, Nobel 1911), dies at 64
  • Sep 13 Italo Svevo, [Ettore Schmitz], Italian writer (Una Vita), dies at 66
  • Sep 25 Karl Schneider, cricketer (South Aust bat), dies of leukaemia at 23
  • Sep 29 Lido Manetti [Arnold Kent], Italian-born American actor, dies of a car accident at 29
  • Sep 29 Steinitz, mathematician, dies
  • Oct 8 Larry Semon, comedian (b. 1889)
  • Oct 16 Septimus Kinneir, cricketer (Test for Eng), dies
  • Oct 22 Andrew Fisher, fifth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)
  • Oct 23 F A Alphonse Aulard, French historian, dies
  • Oct 30 Oscar George Theodore Sonneck, composer, dies at 55

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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