Famous Deaths in 1927

  • Jan 3 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German physicist (b. 1856)
  • Jan 9 Houston S Chamberlain, British/German race theorist, dies at 71

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Jan 17 Juliette Gordon Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA, dies of breast cancer at 66

Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low
Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA
Juliette Gordon Low
  • Jan 19 Carlota of Mexico, princess of Belgium and empress consort of Mexico (1864-67), dies at 86
  • Jan 21 Floris H Verster, Dutch painter/cartoonist/etcher, dies at 65
  • Jan 27 Georgios Grivas, Cyprus-born general in the Greek Army
  • Jan 27 Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis-Matulevičius (Matulewicz), Lithuanian bishop
  • Jan 30 Friedrich Ernst Koch, composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 4 Thomas Linnemann Laub, composer, dies at 74
  • Feb 5 Inayat Khan, Indian sufi
  • Feb 6 Daniel F Scheurleer, Dutch musicologist/banker, dies at 71
  • Feb 6 Sam Maguire, Irish Republican and Gaelic footballer (b. 1879)
  • Feb 13 Brooks Adams, US philosopher (New Empire), dies at 78
  • Feb 19 Georg Brandes, [Cohen], Danish literary-historian and critic, dies at 85
  • Feb 19 Robert Fuchs, composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 23 Sveinbjorn Sveinbjornsson, composer, dies at 79
  • Mar 3 Mikhail Artsybashev, Russian writer (b. 1878)
  • Mar 3 J.G. Parry-Thomas, Welsh motor-racing driver (b. 1884)
  • Mar 4 Ira Remsen American chemist (b. 1846)
  • Mar 5 Franz Mertens, German mathematician (b. 1840)
  • Mar 17 James Scott Skinner, composer, dies at 83
  • Mar 23 Paul César Helleu, French artist (b. 1859)
  • Mar 27 Joe Start, American baseball player (b. 1842)
  • Mar 28 Karl Prohaska, composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 31 Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1875)
  • Apr 10 Ivo Bligh, cricketer (8th Earl of Darnley, 4 Tests 1882-83), dies
  • Apr 15 Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Di Giacomo), dies at 47
  • Apr 15 Gaston Leroux, French writer (b. 1868)
  • May 2 Ernest Starling, British physiologist (b. 1866)
  • May 5 Charles Boissevain, editor in chief (General Trade 1885-1908), dies
  • May 9 Tommy Routledge, cricketer (4 Tests for South Africa 1892-96), dies
  • May 11 Henry Martyn Robert, (Robert's Rules of Order), dies at 90
  • May 11 Juan Gris, Spanish cubist painter, dies at 40
  • May 17 Harold Geiger, U.S. Army aviation pioneer (b. 1884)
  • May 18 Andrew Kehoe, American mass murderer commits suicide (b. 1872)
  • May 25 Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1876)
  • May 28 Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Belgian Kempen), dies
  • May 28 Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter (b. 1878)
  • Jun 1 J. B. Bury, Irish historian (b. 1861)
  • Jun 2 Eduard GHH Cuypers, architect (De Hooge Vuursche), dies at 67
  • Jun 2 Freidrich Hegar, composer, dies at 85

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Jun 2 Lizzie Borden, American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents, dies at 66

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden
  • Jun 5 Paul Lacombe, composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 7 Voikov, Soviet ambassador to Warsaw, murdered
  • Jun 7 Edmund James Flynn, Premier of Quebec (b. 1847)
  • Jun 9 Victoria Woodhull, American woman's suffrage leader and first woman to be nominated for US presidency, dies at 88
  • Jun 11 William Attewell, cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), dies
  • Jun 13 Henry CK "Clan" Petty-Fitzmaurice, gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82
  • Jun 14 Johanna C P Barbiers, actress (Voddenraper of Paris), dies at 79
  • Jun 14 Ottavio Bottecchia, Italian cyclist (b. 1894)
  • Jun 14 Jerome K. Jerome, British author (b. 1859)
  • Jul 5 Albrecht Kossel, German physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1853)
  • Jul 7 Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (b. 1846)
  • Jul 9 John Drew Jr., American actor (b. 1853)
  • Jul 10 Kevin O'Higgins, Irish Free State VP, assassinated
  • Jul 13 James E K Aggrey, Ghana/US theologist, dies
  • Jul 20 Ferdinand I VAM, King of Romania, dies at 61
  • Jul 21 J J Lyons, cricketer (14 Tests for Australia), dies
  • Jul 23 Saad Zaghlul, Egyptian parliament chairman, dies at 74
  • Jul 24 Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)
  • Jul 25 Matilde Serao, [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne), dies
  • Jul 30 Robert Marquies de Flers, French writer (Monsieur Bretonneau), dies
  • Aug 4 John Dillon, Irish nationalist/British Lower house leader, dies at 75
  • Aug 5 Tom Groube, cricketer (Test for Australia 1880), dies
  • Aug 13 James Curwood, US journalist/writer (Valley of Silent Men), dies at 49
  • Aug 17 Horace Alderman, US, murderer, hanged
  • Aug 23 Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti, executed in Mass
  • Sep 12 Walther Amelung, German archaeologist, dies at 61
  • Sep 12 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (b. 1847)
  • Sep 14 Isadora Duncan, American free form/interpretative dancer, dies at 50 due to her scarf becoming entangled in her car's wheel
  • Sep 15 Herman Gorter, socialist/poet (Mai, Pan), dies at 62
  • Sep 19 Michael Peter Ancher, Danish painter (b. 1849)
  • Sep 20 George Nichols, actor (His Favorite Pastime, Star Boarder), dies at 62
  • Sep 22 Giannotto Bastianelli, composer, dies at 44
  • Sep 29 Willem Einthoven, Dutch physiologist (Invented the electrocardiodiogram, awarded Nobel Prize in Medicine 1924), dies at 67
  • Sep 29 Arthur Achleitner, German writer (b. 1858)
  • Oct 1 Wilhelm Harteveld, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 2 Svante August Arrhenius, chemist, dies
  • Oct 10 Gustave Whitehead, German-born inventor (b. 1874)
  • Oct 20 Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ivanov, composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 22 Ross Youngs, Hall of Fame baseballer, dies of Bright's disease at 30
  • Oct 22 Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1876)
  • Oct 28 Eaton Faning, composer, dies at 77
  • Oct 29 Leonard Nelson, Ger philosopher (Nelson-Friessche Schule), dies at 45
  • Nov 1 Florence Mills, dancer/singer, dies in NYC at 32
  • Nov 3 Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist (b. 1860)
  • Nov 9 Ole Olsen, Norwegian composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 11 Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen, Danish Botanist and Geneticist who provided evidence for Hugo de Vries' mutation theory, dies at 70
  • Nov 17 Adolf A Joffe, Russian author/diplomat, commits suicide at 44
  • Nov 20 Karl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammer, composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 23 S Przybyszewski, writer, dies
  • Nov 26 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch performer (governess), assassinated at 47
  • Nov 28 Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (New-Guinea), dies
  • Nov 29 George Giffen, cricketer (251 FC games, 11758 runs, 1023 wkts), dies
  • Dec 12 Heinrich Reitsch, composer, dies at 67
  • Dec 14 Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski, Russian mathematician (b. 1842)
  • Dec 16 Hugh Archibald Clarke, composer, dies at 88
  • Dec 21 Jack Saunders, cricketer (79 wickets-14 Tests for Aust 1902-08), dies
  • Dec 25 Sergei D Sazonov, Russian Foreign minister (1910-16), dies at 66