What Happened in 1930

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 338

  • Jan 1 Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to 2nd lieutenant
  • Jan 1 Jurgens & Van den Berg merge with Lever Brothers to form Unilever
  • Jan 1 16th Rose Bowl: Southern California beats Pittsburgh, 47-11

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Jan 5 Mao Zedong writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jan 5 Bonnie Parker meets Clyde Barrow for the first time at Clarence Clay's house

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker
Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • Jan 6 1st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed

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Jan 6 Bradman scores 452* for NSW against Qld, 377 mins, 49 fours

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 7 Edwin Justus Mayer's "Children of Darkness" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 7 Marguerite Perey discovers francium (Fr), the last naturally occurring element to be found
  • Jan 9 Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game
  • Jan 10 Commencement of NZ's 1st Test, v England Christchurch
  • Jan 10 Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England v NZ Christchurch
  • Jan 10 Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted
  • Jan 13 "Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears
  • Jan 15 George Headley scores century on debut v England (made 176)
  • Jan 18 -27°F (-33°C), Watts, Oklahoma (state record)
  • Jan 18 Shostakovitch' opera "The Nose" premieres in Leningrad
  • Jan 20 1st radio broadcast of "Lone Ranger" (WXYZ-Detroit)
  • Jan 22 -35°F (-37°C), Mount Carroll, Illinois (state record)
  • Jan 23 Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto
  • Jan 23 George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Va established
  • Jan 23 WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia SC begins radio transmissions
  • Jan 24 J E Mills scores 117 on Test Cricket debut, NZ v England, Wellington
  • Jan 24 Stewie Dempster scores New Zealand's 1st Test century
  • Jan 25 23rd Women's Australian Championships: Daphne Akhurst Cozens beats Sylvia Lance Harper (10-8, 2-6, 7-5)
  • Jan 25 23rd Men's Australian Championships: Edgar Moon beats Harry Hopman (6-3, 6-1, 6-3)
  • Jan 26 Cleveland's Terminal Tower opens (52 stories)
  • Jan 30 Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Banya" premieres in Leningrad
  • Jan 30 The world's first radiosonde is launched in Pavlovsk, USSR.
  • Jan 31 1st US glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, NJ
  • Feb 1 Arnold Schönbergs opera, Von heute auf Morgen premieres in Frankfurt

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Feb 3 William Howard Taft resigns as US chief justice for health reasons

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Feb 3 The Communist Party of Vietnam is established.
  • Feb 4 1st tieless, soundless, shockless streetcar tracks, New Orleans
  • Feb 5 5th Aliyah to Israel begins
  • Feb 8 "Happy Days Are Here Again" by Benny Mereoff hits #1
  • Feb 10 Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress
  • Feb 15 Weona beats Toluca in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes
  • Feb 17 French government of André Tardieu falls for the first time
  • Feb 18 Cow flown & milked, milk sealed in paper containers & parachuted
  • Feb 18 Luigi Pirandello's "Come Tu Mi Vuoi" premieres in Milan
  • Feb 18 Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart's "Simple Simon" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 18 US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto
  • Feb 20 Capelle soccer team forms
  • Feb 21 Marc Connelly's "Green Pastures" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 25 Check photographing device patented
  • Feb 25 George Headley completes twin tons in Test Cricket v England (114 & 112)
  • Feb 26 "Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater
  • Feb 26 1st red & green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC)
  • Feb 26 West Indies make 1st Test Cricket win, by 289 runs over England
  • Feb 27 Bouvet Island declared a Norwegian dependency
  • Mar 2 1st US indoor glider flight, St Louis Terminal Building
  • Mar 4 Coolidge Dam in Arizona dedicated
  • Mar 4 Emma Fahning bowls 1st sanctioned 300 game by a woman
  • Mar 4 Terrible floods ransack Languedoc and the surrounds in south-west France, resulting in twelve departments being submerged by water and causing the death of over 700 people.
  • Mar 6 Clarence Birdseye develops a method for quick freezing food
  • Mar 7 Georgetown High of Chicago defeats Homer 1-0 in basketball

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Mar 8 Babe Ruth signs 2-year contract for $160,000 with NY Yankee GM Ed Barrow, wrongly predicts "No one will ever be paid more than Ruth"

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Mar 11 William Taft, US 27th President & Chief Justice buried in Arlington

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Mar 12 Mohandas Gandhi begins 200m (300km) march protesting British salt tax

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Mar 12 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh] sets record for the 220-yard dash (0:26.1)
  • Mar 13 Clyde Tombaugh announces discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory
  • Mar 15 1st seaplane glider flown, Port Washington, NY
  • Mar 15 1st streamlined submarine of US navy, USS Nautilus, launched
  • Mar 16 USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) floated out to become a national shrine
  • Mar 18 Boston Bruins win record 20th NHL home game
  • Mar 19 Nakagawa Soen accepted as a student of Katsube Keigaku Roshi
  • Mar 20 Clessie Cummins sets diesel engine speed record of 129.39 kph
  • Mar 23 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Mar 23 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 24 1st religious services telecast in US (W2XBS NYC)
  • Mar 26 Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway
  • Mar 27 1st US radio broadcast from a ship at sea
  • Mar 28 1st performance of Walter Piston's Suite for orchestra (Boston)
  • Mar 28 Turkish cities Constantinople & Angora change their names to Istanbul & Ankara
  • Mar 29 Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
  • Mar 29 89h Grand National: Tommy Cullinan aboard Shaun Goilin wins
  • Mar 30 Babberich-H soccer team forms
  • Mar 31 The Motion Pictures Production Code is instituted, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film for the next thirty eight years.

Film release premierFilm Premier

Apr 1 "Blue Angel" starring unknown Marlene Dietrich premieres in America

Singer/Actress Marlene Dietrich
Marlene Dietrich
  • Apr 2 1st NY-Bermuda airplane flight lands in Bermuda
  • Apr 3 Ras Tafari becomes Emperor Haile Selassie of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • Apr 3 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Boston Bruins in 2 games

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 3 2nd Academy Awards: "The Broadway Melody", Warner Baxter & Mary Pickford win

Actress Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
  • Apr 4 Andrew Sandham makes Test Cricket 1st triple century
  • Apr 4 Les Ames makes the 1st Test Cricket century by a wicketkeeper (149)
  • Apr 4 The Communist Party of Panama is founded.
  • Apr 5 England out for 849 v WI Kingston, Sandham out for 325
  • Apr 6 1st transcontinental glider tow completed
  • Apr 6 Hostess Twinkies invented by bakery executive James Dewar
  • Apr 10 George Headley scores 223 v England at Kingston
  • Apr 10 Thiokol synthetic rubber 1st produced in Yardley, New Jersey
  • Apr 12 4th Test Cricket WI v England ends in a draw after nine days
  • Apr 12 Wilfred Rhodes ends Test Cricket career aged 52 years 165 days
  • Apr 14 Philip Barry's "Hotel Universe" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 17 Abkhazian ASSR forms in Georgian SSR
  • Apr 17 DuPont scientist Elmer K. Bolton invents neoprene using Julius Nieuwland's divinyl acetylene
  • Apr 18 Attempted raid on the armoury of police and auxiliary forces in Chittagong in Bengal province, British India by armed pro-independence revolutionaries led by Surya Sen popularly known as Master-da.
  • Apr 19 34th Boston Marathon won by Clarence DeMar of Mass in 2:34:48.2
  • Apr 21 Fire at Ohio State Penitentiary kills 322

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 730

  • Jan 1 Gaafar Muhammad Nimeiry, premier/president (Sudan)
  • Jan 1 Ty Hardin, actor (Riptide, Bronco), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 1 Werner Heiden, composer
  • Jan 1 Frederick Wiseman, documentary filmmaker, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 2 Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jan 3 Eddie Egan, American actor (Joe Forrester), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 3 Robert Loggia, actor (Officer & a Gentleman, Scarface), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2015)
  • Jan 3 Marcel Dubé, Quebec playwright

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Jan 4 Don Shula, American NFL coach (Miami Dolphins), born in Grand River Ohio

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • Jan 4 Iain Cuthbertson, British actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB)
  • Jan 4 Sorrell Booke, actor (Bye Bye Braverman, Black Like Me), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jan 5 Edward Galven Givens Jr, Quanah Texas, Major USAF/astronaut
  • Jan 5 Frederick Charles Tillis, composer
  • Jan 5 Richard Hayes, singer/emcee (Name That Tune), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Jan 6 Denis Pitts, journalist
  • Jan 6 Vic Tayback, American actor (Mel-Alice, Khan, Portrait of a Stripper), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 8 Doreen Wilber, US, archer (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Jan 10 Byron "Wild Child" Gipson, blues singer
  • Jan 10 Roy Edward Disney, American film executive and CEO of Disney

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Jan 11 Rod Taylor, Australian actor (The Birds, Time Machine), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Actor Rod Taylor
Rod Taylor
  • Jan 11 Ron Mulock, Australian politician
  • Jan 12 Glenn Yarborough, singer (Limeliters-Honey & Wine, Jubilee)
  • Jan 12 Jennifer P Johnston, Irish author (Fool's sanctuary)

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Jan 12 [Miles] Tim Horton, Cochrane Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • Jan 13 Frances Sternhagen, actress (Outland, Starting Over), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 13 Roman Ciesiewicz, artist/graphic designer
  • Jan 14 Edgar Sergeyi Hovhanesyan, composer
  • Jan 15 Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler (d. 1985)
  • Jan 16 Norman Podhoretz, author/editor (NY Post), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 16 Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer (d. 2006)
  • Jan 17 Bill Benyon, English large landowner/Conservative Lower house leader
  • Jan 17 Robert Ceely, composer
  • Jan 17 Eddie LeBaron, American football player, born in San Rafael, California
  • Jan 19 John Waite, cricket wicket-keeper (great South African)
  • Jan 19 Tippi Hedren, New Ulm, Minnesota, American actress (The Birds, Marnie)

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Jan 20 Edwin Aldrin Jr, USAF/astro (Gem 12, Ap 11), born in Montclair, New Jersey

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin
  • Jan 21 Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Jan 23 Derek Walcott, St Lucia, poet/writer (Omeros, Nobel 1992)
  • Jan 23 Ken Errair, American singer (Four Freshmen), (d. 1969)
  • Jan 23 William Reid Pogue, Okemah Oklahoma, Colonel USAF/astronaut (Skylab 4), (d. 2014)
  • Jan 24 Bernard Matthews, English turkey farmer/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 25 Tanya Savicheva, Russian diarist (d. 1944)
  • Jan 26 A N Solomons, chairman (Singer & Friedlander)
  • Jan 26 Anne Macfarlane, Master (Court of Protection)
  • Jan 26 Harry "Buddy" Melges Jr, Wisc, sailor (Oly-gold/bronze-1964, 72)
  • Jan 27 Bobby "Blue" Bland, Rosemark TN, blues singer (Call on the Drummer), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 27 Esteban Edward Torres, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • Jan 27 Roger Sims, British MP
  • Jan 28 David Morris, British MEP
  • Jan 28 Luis de Pablo, composer
  • Jan 29 John Junkin, actor/writer (A Hard Day's Night)
  • Jan 29 Derek Bailey, English guitar virtuoso (d. 2005)
  • Jan 30 Magnus Adem Malan, South African minister of Defense (1980- )

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Jan 30 Gene Hackman, actor (Bonnie & Clyde, Under Fire, The French Connection), born in San Bernardino California

  • Jan 30 Sandy Amorós, Cuban baseball player (d. 1992)
  • Jan 30 Samuel J. Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (d. 1974)
  • Jan 31 Lynn Carlin, actress (Joan Hunter-James at 15), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 31 Joakim Bonnier, Swedish racecar driver (d. 1972)
  • Feb 1 Peter Tapsell, British MP
  • Feb 1 Shahabuddin Ahmed, President of Bangladesh
  • Feb 1 Mario Beaulieu, Quebec politician (d. 1998)
  • Feb 3 Joan Rice, actress (Payroll, Steel Key, Curtain Up)
  • Feb 3 Gillian Ayres, English painter
  • Feb 8 Alejandro Rey, Buenos Aires, actor (Carlos-Flying Nun)
  • Feb 8 Arlan Stangeland, (Rep-R-MN, 1977-1991), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 8 Catherine Hardy, Carollton Ga, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • Feb 8 Manuel Castillo, composer
  • Feb 8 James Deetz, American anthropologist (d. 2000)
  • Feb 9 Emil Petrovics, composer
  • Feb 9 Garner Ted Armstrong, American evangelist (d. 2003)
  • Feb 10 Peter Phillips, composer [or Jun 18]
  • Feb 10 Robert Wagner, actor (It Takes a Thief, Hart to Hart), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 11 Alevtina Koltschina, USSR, cross coutry relay skier (Oly-gold-1960)
  • Feb 11 C H Dearnley, organist
  • Feb 11 Roy De Forest, American Painter (d. 2007)
  • Feb 12 Arlen Specter, (Sen-R-PA, 1981- )
  • Feb 13 Dotty McGuire, vocalist (McGuire Sisters), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • Feb 13 Ernst Fuchs, Austrian artist
  • Feb 14 Duncan Montgomery Stewart, principal (Lady Margaret Hall-Oxford)
  • Feb 15 C F Payne, British chief constable, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 15 Nico Minardos, American actor
  • Feb 16 Frederick \"Fred\" Cuming, British painter, born in London
  • Feb 16 Peggy King, vocalist/actress (George Gobel Show), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 16 Ricou Browning, Florida, director/actor (Thunderball)
  • Feb 17 Usko Merilainen, composer
  • Feb 17 Ruth Rendell, English thriller writer (Inspector Wexford novels), born in South Woodford, Essex
  • Feb 18 Theodore C Freeman, Haverford Penn, capt USAF/astronaut
  • Feb 18 Gahan Wilson, American cartoonist
  • Feb 19 John Frankenheimer, director (Birdman of Alcatraz), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 20 Bill Walker, British MP
  • Feb 20 Patricia Smith, actress (Bob Newhart Show), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Feb 20 Willie Cunningham, Northern Irish footballer
  • Feb 21 Elizabeth Adams, madame
  • Feb 22 Allison Hayes, Washington, actress (Attack of the 50 Foot Woman)
  • Feb 22 JPS van Neerven, Dutch economist/editor (Limbourg Daily)
  • Feb 22 James McGarrell, American painter
  • Feb 23 Gerry Davis, British screenwriter (Dr Who), (d. 1991)
  • Feb 23 Harry Boldt, German Fed Rep, equestrian dressage (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Feb 23 Imre Gyongyossy, filmmaker
  • Feb 23 Jef Geeraerts, Flemish writer (Black Venus)

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 8 Belgium Princess Marie-Jose marries Italian's crown prince Umberto

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 14 Author John Steinbeck (27) weds Carol Henning in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 15 Businesswoman Estée Lauder (23) weds businessman Joseph Lauder

Cosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder
Cosmetics Company Founder
Estée Lauder

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 5 Actress Agnes Moorehead (29) weds actor Jack G. Lee (28)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 21 "Titanic" actress Gloria Stuart (19) weds sculptor Blair Gordon Newell

Actress Gloria Stuart
Gloria Stuart
  • Jun 23 Businessman Nelson Rockefeller (21) weds Mary Todhunter Clark

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 23 Diplomat Ralph Bunche (25) weds Ruth Harris

Diplomat and Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche
Diplomat and Nobel Laureate
Ralph Bunche

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 28 Film director David Lean (22) weds his first cousin Isabel Lean

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 14 1st Filipino President Emilio Aguinaldo (61) weds second wife Maria Agoncillo (51) at Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Aug 2 Laurence McKinley Gould (33), American Geologist and Polar Explorer weds Margaret ("Peg") Rice in Ann Arbor, Michigan

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 27 Journalist H. L. Mencken (49) weds author Sara Haardt (32) at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 4 Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (21) weds Vivien Burey at First African Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 11 Mystery writer Agatha Christie (39) weds archaeologist Max Mallowan (26)

Novelist Agatha Christie
Agatha Christie

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 29 Singer and actor Bing Crosby marries Dixie Lee

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 6 Pablo Neruda marries Marie A Hagenaar Vogelzang in Batavia

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 9 Edward W Buck, Dutch/US editor (Ladies Home Journal), dies at 66
  • Jan 13 C-E Auguste Rateau, French inventor (R-steam turbine), dies at 66
  • Jan 13 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English Electrical Engineer and Inventor, dies at 65
  • Jan 27 Jean Hure, French composer and organist, dies at 52
  • Jan 28 Clarence Skelton Wimble, cricket (score pair in Test for S Af), dies
  • Feb 6 Eva Strittmatter, writer, dies at 17
  • Feb 22 Godfried CE van Daalen, Dutch general/governor of Atjeh, dies at 66
  • Feb 23 Horst Wessel, German nazi lyricist (Fahne Hoch), dies at 22
  • Feb 23 Mabel Normand, actress/director (Extra Girl), dies at 35
  • Feb 24 Jacobus van Looy, Dutch writer/painter (Night Cactus), dies at 74
  • Feb 26 Raffaele Merry del Val, Spanish Cardinal, dies at 64

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Mar 2 D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies of tuberculosis at 44

  • Mar 6 William Milton, cricketer (South African Test capt in 3 Tests 1889-92), dies

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Mar 8 William Howard Taft, 27th US President (1909-13) and Chief Justice, dies at 72

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Mar 8 Edward Terry Sanford, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (b. 1865)
  • Mar 12 Alois Jirásek, Czech writer (b. 1851)

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Mar 12 William George Barker, Canadian fighter ace (Victoria Cross recipient), dies in a training accident at 35

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker
  • Mar 13 Mary E W Freeman, US writer (Pembroke), dies at 77
  • Mar 15 Antonio Beltramelli, writer, dies at 51
  • Mar 16 Miguel Primo de Riveray Orbaneja, Sp dictator (1923-30), dies at 60
  • Mar 19 Arthur Balfour, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1902-05) and Foreign Secretary (Balfour Declaration), dies of unremitting circulatory trouble at 81
  • Mar 29 Anton Bettelheim, writer, dies
  • Apr 1 Cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner, dies at 92
  • Apr 1 Zawditu, 1st reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies
  • Apr 2 Empress Zauditu of Ethiopia (b. 1876)
  • Apr 3 Emma Albani, Canadian soprano (b. 1847)
  • Apr 4 Vladimir Majakovski, Russian poet, dies
  • Apr 14 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet, dies at 36
  • Apr 16 José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, political philosopher and activist (b. 1894)
  • Apr 17 Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (b. 1863)
  • Apr 19 Georges-Casimir Dessaulles, Canadian senator (b. 1827)
  • Apr 21 Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress (Mother), dies at 79
  • Apr 21 Robert S Bridges, poet laureate (Testament of beauty), dies at 85
  • Apr 21 Robert Bridges, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1913-30), dies at 85
  • Apr 22 Jeppe Aakjaer, Danish poet (b. 1866)
  • May 8 Lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61
  • May 12 Pieter Jelles Troelstra, Dutch SDAP leader, dies at 70

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May 13 Fridtjof Nansen, Arctic explorer/diplomat (Nobel 1922), dies at 68

Arctic explorer/Nobel Laureate Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic explorer/Nobel Laureate
Fridtjof Nansen
  • May 13 Helena Lange, German feminist, dies
  • May 17 Herbert David Croly, US founder (New Republic), dies at 61
  • May 18 Joao Marcellino Arroyo, composer, dies at 68
  • May 25 Randall Thomas Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1848)
  • Jun 5 Jules Pascin, [Julius Pincas], Bulgarian/US painter/cartoonist, dies
  • Jun 10 Adolf Harnack, German theologian (b. 1851)
  • Jun 11 George Alexander, cricketer (two early Tests for Australia), dies
  • Jun 11 Henry Clay Folger Jr, CEO (Folger Shakespeare Library), dies at 72
  • Jun 12 Dyce Willcocks, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of Canadian cricket), dies
  • Jun 13 Henry Segrave, British racing driver who held land speed records and the water speed record (b. 1896)
  • Jun 16 Elmer Ambrose Sperry, US inventor (gyroscope compass), dies
  • Jun 16 Ezra Fitch, Abercrombie & Fitch founder (b. 1866)
  • Jun 22 Karl von Amira, German historian, dies at 82
  • Jul 2 Anders Randolf, actor (Love of Sunya, Dangerous Curves), dies at 59

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Jul 7 Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 71

  • Jul 14 W H Ashley, cricketer (Test South Africa, 7 wkts), dies
  • Jul 15 Leopold von Auer, Hungarian/US violinist, dies
  • Jul 19 Robert Stout, NZ prime minister (1884-87), dies at 85
  • Jul 23 Glenn Hammond Curtiss, aviation pioneer/airplane builder, dies at 52
  • Jul 29 Alexander von Fielitz, composer, dies at 69
  • Jul 30 Joan Gamper, Swiss-Catalan businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (b. 1877)
  • Aug 4 Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 20 Charles Bannerman, cricketer (1st three Tests for Australia), dies
  • Aug 25 Siegfried Wagner, composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 26 Lon Chaney, American actor (Thunder, Big City, Unholy 3), dies at 47
  • Aug 27 Didericus G van Epen, genealogist/Dutch Patriarch, dies at 62
  • Aug 28 Alvar Gullstrand, Swedish optician (Nobel 1911), dies
  • Aug 29 William Archibald Spooner, English writer (b. 1844)
  • Sep 5 Robert Means Thompson, American naval officer (b. 1849)
  • Sep 10 G A Faulkner, cricketer (South African googly all-rounder), commits suicide
  • Sep 15 Milton Sills, American actor (b. 1882)
  • Sep 23 Jonkvrouw Catharina AM de Savornin Lohman, author, dies at 62
  • Sep 24 William A. MacCorkle, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1857)
  • Sep 29 Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian painter (b. 1844)
  • Oct 1 Ricardo Drigo, composer, dies at 84
  • Oct 3 Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/etcher/author (Bauer), dies at 73
  • Oct 5 Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, British military officer (b. 1875)
  • Oct 10 Adolf Engler, German botanist (b. 1844)
  • Oct 14 Sam[uel] van Houten, lib minister (Child labor laws), dies
  • Oct 15 Herbert Henry Dow, American chemical industrialist (b. 1866)
  • Oct 24 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor/director (Dr Faustus), dies at 26
  • Oct 26 Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1872)
  • Nov 2 Oliver Perry Hay, American Paleontologist, dies at 84

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Nov 3 Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher and meteorologist (continental shift), dies while on an expedition to Greenland (date is approximate)

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
Alfred Wegener

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Nov 5 Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1858)

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman
  • Nov 11 W W Whysall, cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30), dies
  • Nov 27 J T Tyldesley, cricket (1661 runs in 31 Tests for Eng 1898-1909), dies
  • Dec 9 Jim Slight, cricketer (represented Australia at Oval 1880), dies
  • Dec 11 Friedrich von Bernhardi, German war theorist/historian, dies at 81
  • Dec 13 Fritz Pregl, Slovenian/Austrian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1869)
  • Dec 17 Peter Warlock, composer, dies at 36
  • Dec 19 Johnny Douglas, cricketer (soccer int, boxing gold medal), drowns
  • Dec 23 Johannes H Been, Brielle archivist, dies at 71
  • Dec 24 Eduard David, German minister (constitution of Weimar), dies at 67
  • Dec 24 Oskar Nedbal, composer, dies at 56
  • Dec 25 Harvey Worthington Loomis, composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 27 William Courtleigh, actor (Madame X, Eyes of Youth), dies at 63