Famous Deaths in 1923

  • Jan 2 Sam Carter, African American resident of Rosewood Florida, lynched by KKK
  • Jan 3 Jaroslav Hasek, Czech writer (Good Soldier Schweyk), dies at 39

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Jan 9 Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand short story writer (The Garden Party), dies of tuberculosis at 34

Short story writer Katherine Mansfield
Short story writer
Katherine Mansfield
  • Jan 11 Constantine I, king of Greece (1913-17, 20-22), dies at 54
  • Jan 14 Zübeyde Hanım, Mother of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (b. 1857)
  • Jan 18 Wallace Reid, actor (Birth of a Nation), dies at 31
  • Jan 23 Max Nordau, Austrian author, philosopher, and Zionist leader (b. 1849)
  • Feb 6 Edward E Barnard, US astronomer (5th moon Jupiter), dies at 65

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Feb 10 Wilhelm Röntgen, German physicist who discovered X-rays (Nobel 1901), dies of cancer at 77

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Wilhelm Röntgen
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Wilhelm Röntgen
  • Feb 11 Wilhelm Killing, German mathematician (b. 1847)
  • Feb 15 Josephine Beall Bruce, African American activist, dies at 69
  • Feb 19 Jeronimo Gimenez y Bellido, composer, dies at 68
  • Feb 27 Charles Francis Abdy Williams, composer, dies at 67

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Mar 8 Johannes van der Waals, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1910), dies at 85

Physicist/Nobel Laureate Johannes van der Waals
Physicist/Nobel Laureate
Johannes van der Waals
  • Mar 8 Krišjānis Barons, Latvian writer (b. 1835)
  • Mar 22 Theophile Delcasse, French statesman, dies at 71
  • Mar 26 Sarah Bernhardt, [Henriette], actress (Queen Elizabeth), dies at 77
  • Mar 27 Sir James Dewar, Scottish chemist (b. 1842)
  • Apr 4 L Martov, [Joulij O Tsederbaum], Russ revolutionary, dies at 49
  • Apr 4 John Venn, British mathematician (b. 1834)
  • Apr 5 George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English financier (b. 1866)
  • Apr 9 Mauritius H Binger, director/producer (Living Ladder), dies
  • Apr 19 Thomas Paine Westendorf, composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 25 Louis-Olivier Taillon, Quebec politician (b. 1840)
  • May 10 Vaslav Vorovsky, Russian delegate, assassinated
  • May 14 Charles de Freycinet, French prime minister (b. 1828)
  • May 20 Hans Goldschmidt, German chemist, dies
  • May 30 Camille Chevillard, composer, dies at 63
  • May 30 Charles Fichardt, cricketer (South African batsman in 2 Tests 1892-96), dies
  • Jun 5 George H Breitner, impressionist painter, dies at 65
  • Jun 10 Pierre Loti, [Julien Viaud], French sea officer/writer, dies
  • Jun 15 Alexander Stamboeliski, premier Bulgaria (1919-23), dies
  • Jun 20 Joseph Leopold Rockel, composer, dies at 85
  • Jun 26 Edward Rae, cricketer (introduced cricket into Russian Lapland), dies
  • Jun 29 Fritz Mauthner, German author/philosopher (skepticism), dies at 73
  • Jun 29 Gustave Adolph Kerker, composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 29 J C Gomez, General/Venezuela's 1st VP, assassinated
  • Jun 30 Claude Antoine Terrasse, composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 4 Florimond Fonteyne, Flemish priest/politician (Volkseeuw), dies at 67
  • Jul 13 Asger Hamerik [Hammerich], German(?) composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 14 Louis Ganne, French composer, dies at 61
  • Jul 16 Louis M A Couperus, poet/writer (Books of Small Soles), dies at 60
  • Jul 20 Pancho Villa, [Doroteo Arango], Mexican rebel, murdered at 55

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Aug 2 warren harding, 29th Pres (1921-23), dies at Palace Hotel SF at 57

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Aug 5 Vatroslav Jagić, Croatian slavist (b. 1835)
  • Aug 7 Hendrik Pierson, Dutch theologist (H Pierson Foundation), dies at 89
  • Aug 14 Jacob T Cremer, pres (Dutch Handel-Mij), dies at 76
  • Aug 19 Vilfredo Pareto, Italian sociologist and economist (b. 1845)
  • Aug 24 Kate Douglas Wiggin, author (US kindergarten movement), dies at 66
  • Sep 12 Jules Violle, French physicist and inventor (b. 1841)
  • Sep 15 Sayed Darwish, composer, dies at 31
  • Sep 22 Marquess of Ripon, game hunter, dies, after shooting 52nd grouse
  • Oct 12 A P "Bunny" Lucas, cricketer (five Tests for England 1879-82), dies
  • Oct 14 George Elbridge Whiting, composer, dies at 83
  • Oct 14 Marcellus Emants, writer/poet (Refrained from Confession), dies

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Oct 30 Andrew Bonar Law, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1922-23), dies of throat cancer at 64

British Prime Minister Bonar Law
British Prime Minister
Bonar Law
  • Nov 5 Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen, French novelist (b. 1880)
  • Nov 19 French Netscher, author/journalist (In 3rd Chamber), dies at 59
  • Nov 23 Urmuz, Romanian writer (b. 1883)
  • Nov 24 Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School), dies at 39
  • Nov 25 Ernst Debes, German cartographer (Moon Atlas), dies at 83
  • Nov 25 Syd Callaway, cricket all-round (3 Tests for Australia 1891-95), dies
  • Nov 26 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer, dies at 60
  • Dec 1 Virginie Loveling, Belgian writer and poet (b. 1836)
  • Dec 2 Tomas Breton y Hernandez, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 8 Dom Joseph Pothier, French Benedictine/musicologist, dies at 88
  • Dec 12 Raymond Radiguet, French journalist/writer (Ball du Comte), dies at 20
  • Dec 14 Giuseppi Gallignani, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 16 Pongrac Kacsoh, composer, dies at 50
  • Dec 22 Arthur H Bird, composer, dies at 67
  • Dec 26 Dietrich Eckart, German Nazi politician (b. 1868)

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Dec 27 Gustave Eiffel [Alexandre], engineer (Eiffel Tower), dies at 91

Engineer and Achitect Gustave Eiffel
Engineer and Achitect
Gustave Eiffel