Famous Deaths in 1928

  • 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

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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

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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

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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