Famous Deaths in 1926

  • Jan 8 Emile Paladilhe, composer, dies at 81
  • Jan 12 Sir Austin Chapman, Australian politician (b. 1864)
  • Jan 15 Enrico Toselli, composer, dies at 42

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Jan 21 Camillo Golgi, Italian physician and medical researcher (Nobel Prize in Medicine-1906), dies at 81

Physician and Nobel Laureate Camillo Golgi
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Camillo Golgi
  • Jan 23 Desire J Mercier, Belgian philosopher/cardinal, dies at 74
  • Jan 23 Joseph Carl Breil, composer, dies at 55
  • Jan 26 John Flannagan, 2nd president of St. Ambrose University
  • Jan 28 Kaufmann Kohler, German-born American reform rabbi and theologian, dies at 82
  • Jan 30 Barbara La Marr, American actress (b. 1896)
  • Feb 2 Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (b. 1848)
  • Feb 5 Andre Gedalge, composer, dies at 69
  • Feb 21 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1913), dies at 72
  • Feb 24 Eddie Plank, pitcher (won 327 games in 17 years), dies at 51
  • Feb 26 Frederik Pijper, Dut vicar/church historian (Monasteries), dies at 67
  • Feb 26 Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller, composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 1 Camilo d'Almeida Pessanha, Portuguese poet (China), dies at 58
  • Mar 3 Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 5 Clément Ader, French aviation pioneer (b. 1841)
  • Mar 7 Jindrich Z Albestu Kaan, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 11 John Henry Anderson, cricketer (score 32 & 11 in Test for South Africa), dies
  • Mar 16 Sergeant Stubby, decorated World War I dog

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Mar 26 Georges Vezina, NHL Hall of Fame goalie (Canadiens), dies from TB at 39

NHL Goalie Georges Vezina
NHL Goalie
Georges Vezina
  • Mar 26 Konstantin Fehrenbach, German reichs chancellor (1920-21), dies at 74
  • Apr 6 Giovanni Amendola, antifascist/editor-in-chief (Il Mondo), dies at 43
  • Apr 9 Zip the Pinhead, American freak show performer famous for his tapered head, dies at about 83

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Apr 11 Luther Burbank, American horticulturist who developed more than 800 strains and varieties of plants, dies of gastrointestinal complications at 77

Horticulturist Luther Burbank
Horticulturist
Luther Burbank
  • Apr 15 Frank Iredale, cricketer (14 Tests for Aust, 807 runs at 36 68), dies
  • Apr 19 Squire Bancroft, [Butterfield], actor/manager (Haymarket), dies at 84
  • Apr 19 Alexander Alexandrovich Chuprov, Russian statistician (b. 1874)
  • Apr 23 Joseph Pennell, artist/author, dies
  • Apr 25 Ellen K S Key, Swedish author/feminist (Century of the Child), dies at 76
  • May 1 Nicolaus Adriani, translator (Middle-Celebes Language), dies at 60
  • May 3 Napoleon V Bonaparte, French pretender to the throne, dies at 63
  • May 9 Joseph Mallaby Dent, publisher, dies
  • May 13 Libert H. Boeynaems, Belgian Catholic prelate (b. 1857)
  • May 15 Mohammed VI Vahideddin, last sultan of Turkey (1918-22), dies
  • May 16 Mehmed VI Vahideddin (Mohammed Osman), last sultan of Turkey, dies
  • May 17 Lucien Herr, French leader (Correspondance entre Schiller), dies
  • May 20 Dick Pougher, cricketer (17 & 3-26 in only Test for England 1892), dies
  • May 21 Georgy L'vovich Catoire, composer, dies at 65
  • May 21 Ronald Arthur A Firbank, British writer (Prancing Nigger), dies at 40
  • May 23 Hans Koessler, composer, dies at 73
  • May 25 Symon Petlyura, leader of Ukraine (pogroms), assassinated at 47
  • May 26 S V Petlura, Ukrainain ataman, assassinated by Shalom Schwarzbard
  • May 27 Srečko Kosovel, Slovenian poet (b. 1904)
  • May 30 Vladimir Steklov, Russian physicist (b. 1864)
  • Jun 1 Vasily Mikhaylovich Metallov, composer, dies at 64
  • Jun 4 Eugeen of Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Sparks & Radiates), dies

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Jun 4 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricketer known as "The Demon Bowler" (18 tests with 94 wickets at an average of 18.41), dies of chronic colitis at 72

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • Jun 6 Henry Tate, Australian composer and poet, dies at 52
  • Jun 7 Henry Charles Tonking, composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 10 Antonio Gaudi y Cornet, Spanish architect, dies
  • Jun 14 Mary Cassatt, American Impressionist artist (b. 1844)
  • Jun 22 Hermann Suter, composer, dies at 56
  • Jun 23 Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (b. 1848)
  • Jun 25 Symon Petljoera, pres Ukraine (pogroms), murdered in Paris
  • Jun 26 Christina Goedvolk, wife of Henry Jut, dies
  • Jul 2 Emile Coué, French pharmacist (recovery by auto suggestion), dies
  • Jul 4 Pier Giorgio Frassati, Italian Saint (b. 1901)

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Jul 11 Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist, dies at 57

Archaeologist and Writer Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist and Writer
Gertrude Bell
  • Jul 12 Charles Wood, composer, dies at 40
  • Jul 20 Felix Dzerzhinsky [Iron Felix, Bloody Felix], Soviet statesman, established and developed Soviet secret police (Cheka, forerunner to the KGB), dies at 48
  • Aug 1 Israel Zangwill, British zionists writer (Ghetto tragedies), dies
  • Aug 14 John H. Moffitt, American politician (b. 1843)
  • Aug 22 Charles William Eliot, American University president (Harvard, 1869-1909), dies at 92

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Aug 23 Rudolph Valentino, silent movie idol (Sheik), dies in NY at 31

Silent Film Star Rudolph Valentino
Silent Film Star
Rudolph Valentino
  • Sep 5 Karl Harrer, German journalist and politician, founding member of the "DAP", which would become the Nazi Party (b. 1890)
  • Sep 9 David Lobo, Dutch actor, dies in railway accident
  • Sep 9 Greta Lobo-Braakensiek, Dutch actress in railway accident
  • Sep 11 Matsunosuke Onoe, Japanese actor (b. 1875)
  • Sep 14 Johan LE Dreyer, Danish astronomer (Catalog of Nebulae), dies at 74
  • Sep 16 Rudolf C Eucken, German philosopher (Nobel 1908), dies at 80
  • Sep 17 August Sauer, Austria literature historian, dies at 70
  • Sep 21 Leon Charles Thevenin, French telegraph engineer (b. 1857)
  • Sep 25 Herbert Booth, son of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1862)
  • Oct 6 Charles Van de Banks, Flemish writer/poet (Red Horse), dies
  • Oct 7 Emil Kraepelin, German psychologist (b. 1856)
  • Oct 13 Hans E Kinck, Norwegian philological/writer (Driftekaren), dies at 61
  • Oct 20 Eugene V. Debs, American labor leader and Socialist presidential candidate (b. 1855)
  • Oct 22 Jules Van de Hill, Belgian lawyer/politician, dies
  • Oct 25 Frederick Jr Zech, composer, dies at 68

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Oct 31 Harry Houdini, [Erich Weisz], magician, dies in Detroit of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • Nov 1 Louis H Chrispijn, Dutch actor/director (Krates), dies at 72
  • Nov 1 Wilfred Flowers, cricketer (England spinner in 8 Tests 1884-93), dies

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Nov 3 Annie Oakley, US sharp shooting star, dies at 66

Sharp Shooter Annie Oakley
Sharp Shooter
Annie Oakley
  • Nov 17 Carl Ethan Akeley, American Naturalist(developed taxidermic process for museums), dies at 62)
  • Nov 22 Darvish Khan, Iranian musician (b. 1872)
  • Nov 23 Frederic Ayers, composer, dies at 50
  • Nov 26 John M Brown, US weapons constructer, dies
  • Dec 1 Hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 4 Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian-born painter (b. 1861)

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Dec 5 Claude Monet, French impressionist, dies at 86

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
  • Dec 6 Claude [Oscar] Monet, French painter (impressionist), dies at 86
  • Dec 8 Jan Six, Dutch art historian/collector, dies
  • Dec 10 Nikola Pašić, Kingdom of Serbia and Kingdom of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes prime minister (b. 1845)
  • Dec 12 Jean Richepin, French poet/writer (Contes sans morale), dies at 77
  • Dec 14 Theo van Rysselberghe, Belgian painter (pointillism), dies at 64
  • Dec 17 Alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 25 Yoshihito, 123rd Emperor of Japan (1912-26), dies at 47
  • Dec 29 Rainer M Rilke, Austrias songwriter/writer (Wise Queen), dies at 51