Famous Deaths in 1929

  • Jan 2nd Erich Wichman[n], Dutch fascist painter/sculptor, dies at 38
  • Jan 6th Nicolas Nikolayevitch, grand-duke of Russia, dies at 72
  • Jan 7th Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Silver King), dies at 77
  • Jan 9th Heiner Muller, writer, dies
  • Jan 11th Julio Antonio Mella, Cuban revolutionary, murdered at about 28

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Jan 13th Wyatt Earp, US marshall (OK Corral), dies at 80

OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp
OK Corral Sheriff
Wyatt Earp
  • Jan 13th H. B. Higgins, Australian politician and judge (b. 1851)
  • Jan 14th Cornelis W Lely, Dutch Governor of Suriname (1902-05), dies at 74
  • Jan 19th Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (b. 1873)
  • Jan 24th Willem Royaards, theater directeor (Adam in Ballingschap), dies
  • Jan 30th La Goulue, French Cancan dancer (b. 1866)
  • Feb 1st August Otto Halm, composer, dies at 59
  • Feb 3rd Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist (b. 1878)
  • Feb 5th Siegfried Ochs, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 8th Maria Christina, Queen Regent of Spain (b. 1858)
  • Feb 12th Freiherr Albert von Schrenk-Notzing, Ger para-psychologist, dies at 66
  • Feb 12th Lillie Langtry, British singer and actress (b. 1853)
  • Feb 14th Tom Burke, American runner (b. 1875)
  • Feb 17th John Read, cricketer (batted in 17 Tests for Eng for 463 runs), dies
  • Feb 24th Andre-Charles-Prosper Messager, composer, dies at 75
  • Feb 27th Manuel Manrique de Lara y Berry, composer, dies at 65
  • Feb 28th Clemens Freiherr von Pirquet, Austrian artist (React of P), dies at 54
  • Feb 28th John Ebenezer West, composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 1st Royal H. Weller, American politician (b. 1881)
  • Mar 5th David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-born American automobile pioneer (b. 1854)
  • Mar 12th Asa Griggs Candler, American businessman (b. 1851)
  • Mar 15th Pine-Top Smith, jazz pianist (Boogie Woogie Piano), dies at 24
  • Mar 20th Ferdinand Foch, Marshal of France (WW I), dies at 77
  • Mar 22nd Anton Beer-Walbrun, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 26th Katharine Lee Bates, American poet (b. 1859)
  • Mar 27th Samuil Shatunovsky, Ukrainian mathematician, dies at 70
  • Mar 28th Lomer Gouin, Quebec politician (b. 1861)

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Apr 4th Karl Benz, German inventor, engine designer and automobile manufacturer (Mercedes-Benz), dies of bronchial inflammation at 84

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • Apr 10th Edmond Thieffry, Belgium, WW I pilot, dies at 36
  • Apr 15th Antonio Smareglia, composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 16th Abraham van Stolk Jzn, art collector, dies at 57
  • Apr 22nd Odon Peter Jozsef de Mihalovich, composer, dies at 86
  • Apr 22nd Henry Lerolle, French painter (b. 1848)
  • Apr 23rd Rudolf W Nilsen, Norwegian poet (Hverdagen), dies at 28
  • May 4th Henry Morton Dunham, composer, dies at 75
  • May 7th Albert Anselmi, US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
  • May 7th John Scalise, US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
  • May 7th Joseph "Top Toad" Giunta, US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
  • May 11th Jozef Murgaš, Slovak inventor (b. 1864)
  • May 16th Lilli Lehmann, soprano, dies
  • May 21st V P F A Royle, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies
  • Jun 2nd Charles Coventry, cricketer (13 runs in 2 Tests Eng v S Af 1889), dies
  • Jun 4th Harry Frazee, Boston Red Sox owner from 1916-1923 (b. 1881)
  • Jun 7th J E P McMaster, cricketer (Eng v S Af Test 1889 (out for 0), dies
  • Jun 8th Bliss Carman, Canadian poet, dies at 68
  • Jun 9th Lewis Bennison, American actor, dies at 44
  • Jun 11th Gyula Andressy Jr, Hungarian minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 68
  • Jun 16th Bramwell Booth, the 2nd General of The Salvation Army (b. 1856)
  • Jun 25th Georges Courteline [Moineaux], French playwright, dies
  • Jun 28th Edward Carpenter, English poet (b. 1844)
  • Jul 2nd Gladys Brockwell, actress (Oliver Twist), dies at 34
  • Jul 4th Otto Taubmann, composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 5th Henry Lincoln Johnson, Member of 369th regiment (aka Harlem Hell Fighters), first American to receive the Croix de guerre (b. 1897)
  • Jul 11th Billy Mosforth, English footballer (b. 1857)
  • Jul 12th Robert Henri, US painter (The Eight), dies at 63
  • Jul 15th Hugo Von Hofmannsthal, playwright/poet, dies
  • Jul 22nd Bror Beckman, composer, dies at 63
  • Jul 22nd Edouard baron Empain, Belgian builder (Heliopolis), dies at 76
  • Jul 27th Raoul Pictet, Swiss physicist who invented liquid nitrogen and was a pioneer of cryogenics, dies at 83
  • Aug 1st Syd Gregory, cricketer (Australian captain pre-WWI), dies
  • Aug 2nd Mae Costello, American actress (b. 1882)
  • Aug 3rd Thorstein Veblen, American economist (b. 1857)
  • Aug 3rd Emil Berliner, German-born telephone and recording pioneer (b. 1851)
  • Aug 5th Millicent Fawcett, British suffragist (b. 1847)
  • Aug 9th Heinrich Zille, German cartoonist (Simplicissimus), dies at 71
  • Aug 10th Aletta Henriette Jacobs, 1st Dutch female doctor/feminist, dies at 75
  • Aug 10th Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (b. 1878)
  • Aug 16th Frank Valentine Van der Stucken, composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 19th Sergei P Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet), dies at 57
  • Aug 22nd Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey (WW I), dies at 74
  • Aug 23rd Charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies
  • Aug 25th Frederick Burton, cricketer (Australian wicketkeeper 1886-87), dies
  • Aug 27th Herman Potočnik Noordung, Slovenian rocket scientist (b. 1892)
  • Sep 12th Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (b. 1865)
  • Sep 15th Sara Amsel, Indon/Dutch actress/wife of Carel van Hoisted, dies at 58
  • Sep 18th Hermann Gradener, composer, dies at 85
  • Sep 23rd Richard A Zsigmondy, Austria chemist (Nobel 1925), dies at 64
  • Sep 25th Miller Huggins, manager (NY Yankees), dies from blood poisoning at 49
  • Sep 29th Giitji Tanaka, Japanese baron/general/premier (1927-29), dies at 66
  • Sep 30th Charles E Bonin, French explorer/diplomat (China), dies
  • Oct 1st Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor (b. 1861)
  • Oct 3rd Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (Nobel 1926), dies at 51
  • Oct 3rd Jeanne Eagels, actress (The Letter), dies at 35
  • Oct 4th John Metzelaar, Dutch/US writer (Report on the Fishes), dies at 37

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Oct 10th Elijah McCoy, Canadian-American inventor (57 patents), dies at 86

Inventor Elijah McCoy
Elijah McCoy
  • Oct 12th Max Ettlinger, German philosopher/theorist, dies at 52
  • Oct 20th Rudolf Kittel, German theologist, dies at 76
  • Oct 21st Owen Dunell, cricketer (two Tests for South Africa in 1889), dies
  • Oct 23rd Thomas F Tout, historian (Manch school of historiography), dies at 74
  • Oct 24th Peter J Blok, Dutch historian, dies at 74
  • Oct 25th James Lillywhite Jr, cricketer (two Tests for England 1877), dies
  • Oct 26th Arno Holz, German writer (Phantasus), dies at 66
  • Oct 28th Hermann Ungar, Moravian writer, dies at 36
  • Oct 28th Bernhard von Bülow, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1849)
  • Oct 31st António José de Almeida, Portuguese politician and 6th President of Portugal (b. 1866)
  • Nov 3rd Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet (b. 1883)
  • Nov 6th Max von Bathe, German prince/Chancellor (1910-11, 18), dies at 62
  • Nov 9th Nicolaas Theunissen, South African cricket break bowler (2nd Test 1889), dies
  • Nov 11th Mieczyslaw Soltys, composer, dies at 66
  • Nov 14th Joseph McGinnity, baseball pitcher (NY Giants), dies at 58
  • Nov 17th A F A Lilley, cricketer (92 dismissals in 35 Tests 1896-1909), dies
  • Nov 17th Herman Hollerith, German/US statistician (punch card), dies at 69
  • Nov 18th Henricus Van de Wetering, archbishop Utrecht (1895-1929), dies at 78
  • Nov 19th Arthur H Mann, English composer (Church of England Hymnal), dies
  • Nov 24th Georges Clemenceau, French journalist/premier (1917-20), dies at 88
  • Nov 26th Michele Esposito, composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 9th Willis Cuttell, cricketer (two Tests England v South Africa 1899), dies
  • Dec 12th Charles Goodnight, American cattle baron (b. 1836)
  • Dec 13th Knut Algot Hakanson, composer, dies at 42
  • Dec 20th Emile Loubet, French premier (1892)/president (1899-1906), dies at 90
  • Dec 29th Wilhelm Maybach, German automobile designer (b. 1846)