Famous Deaths in 1930

  • Jan 9 Edward W Buck, Dutch/US editor (Ladies Home Journal), dies at 66
  • Jan 13 C-E Auguste Rateau, French inventor (R-steam turbine), dies at 66
  • Jan 13 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English Electrical Engineer and Inventor, dies at 65
  • Jan 27 Jean Hure, French composer and organist, dies at 52
  • Jan 28 Clarence Skelton Wimble, cricket (score pair in Test for S Af), dies
  • Feb 6 Eva Strittmatter, writer, dies at 17
  • Feb 22 Godfried CE van Daalen, Dutch general/governor of Atjeh, dies at 66
  • Feb 23 Horst Wessel, German nazi lyricist (Fahne Hoch), dies at 22
  • Feb 23 Mabel Normand, actress/director (Extra Girl), dies at 35
  • Feb 24 Jacobus van Looy, Dutch writer/painter (Night Cactus), dies at 74
  • Feb 26 Raffaele Merry del Val, Spanish Cardinal, dies at 64

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Mar 2 D. H. Lawrence, English poet and writer (Lady Chatterley's Lover), dies of tuberculosis at 44

  • Mar 6 William Milton, cricketer (South African Test capt in 3 Tests 1889-92), dies

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Mar 8 William Howard Taft, 27th US President (1909-13) and Chief Justice, dies at 72

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Mar 8 Edward Terry Sanford, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (b. 1865)
  • Mar 12 Alois Jirásek, Czech writer (b. 1851)

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Mar 12 William George Barker, Canadian fighter ace (Victoria Cross recipient), dies in a training accident at 35

First World War Flying Ace William George Barker
First World War Flying Ace
William George Barker
  • Mar 13 Mary E W Freeman, US writer (Pembroke), dies at 77
  • Mar 15 Antonio Beltramelli, writer, dies at 51
  • Mar 16 Miguel Primo de Riveray Orbaneja, Sp dictator (1923-30), dies at 60

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Mar 19 Arthur Balfour, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1902-05) and Foreign Secretary (Balfour Declaration), dies of unremitting circulatory trouble at 81

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • Mar 29 Anton Bettelheim, writer, dies
  • Apr 1 Cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner, dies at 92
  • Apr 1 Zawditu, 1st reigning female monarch of Ethiopia, dies
  • Apr 2 Empress Zauditu of Ethiopia (b. 1876)
  • Apr 3 Emma Albani, Canadian soprano (b. 1847)
  • Apr 4 Vladimir Majakovski, Russian poet, dies
  • Apr 14 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet, dies at 36
  • Apr 16 José Carlos Mariátegui, Peruvian journalist, political philosopher and activist (b. 1894)
  • Apr 17 Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (b. 1863)
  • Apr 19 Georges-Casimir Dessaulles, Canadian senator (b. 1827)
  • Apr 21 Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman, Dutch actress (Mother), dies at 79
  • Apr 21 Robert S Bridges, poet laureate (Testament of beauty), dies at 85
  • Apr 21 Robert Bridges, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1913-30), dies at 85
  • Apr 22 Jeppe Aakjaer, Danish poet (b. 1866)
  • May 8 Lvar Henning Mankell, composer, dies at 61
  • May 12 Pieter Jelles Troelstra, Dutch SDAP leader, dies at 70

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May 13 Fridtjof Nansen, Arctic explorer and diplomat (Nobel Peace Prize 1922), dies at 68

Arctic Explorer and Diplomat Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic Explorer and Diplomat
Fridtjof Nansen
  • May 13 Helena Lange, German feminist, dies
  • May 17 Herbert David Croly, US founder (New Republic), dies at 61
  • May 18 Joao Marcellino Arroyo, composer, dies at 68
  • May 25 Randall Thomas Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1848)
  • Jun 5 Jules Pascin, [Julius Pincas], Bulgarian/US painter/cartoonist, dies
  • Jun 10 Adolf Harnack, German theologian (b. 1851)
  • Jun 11 George Alexander, cricketer (two early Tests for Australia), dies
  • Jun 11 Henry Clay Folger Jr, CEO (Folger Shakespeare Library), dies at 72
  • Jun 12 Dyce Willcocks, cricketer ("Grand Old Man" of Canadian cricket), dies
  • Jun 13 Henry Segrave, British racing driver who held land speed records and the water speed record (b. 1896)
  • Jun 16 Elmer Ambrose Sperry, US inventor (gyroscope compass), dies
  • Jun 16 Ezra Fitch, Abercrombie & Fitch founder (b. 1866)
  • Jun 22 Karl von Amira, German historian, dies at 82
  • Jul 2 Anders Randolf, actor (Love of Sunya, Dangerous Curves), dies at 59

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Jul 7 Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 71

  • Jul 14 W H Ashley, cricketer (Test South Africa, 7 wkts), dies
  • Jul 15 Leopold von Auer, Hungarian/US violinist, dies
  • Jul 19 Robert Stout, NZ prime minister (1884-87), dies at 85
  • Jul 23 Glenn Hammond Curtiss, aviation pioneer/airplane builder, dies at 52
  • Jul 29 Alexander von Fielitz, composer, dies at 69
  • Jul 30 Joan Gamper, Swiss-Catalan businessman and founder of FC Barcelona (b. 1877)
  • Aug 4 Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 20 Charles Bannerman, cricketer (1st three Tests for Australia), dies
  • Aug 25 Siegfried Wagner, composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 26 Lon Chaney, American actor (Thunder, Big City, Unholy 3), dies at 47
  • Aug 27 Didericus G van Epen, genealogist/Dutch Patriarch, dies at 62
  • Aug 28 Alvar Gullstrand, Swedish optician (Nobel 1911), dies
  • Aug 29 William Archibald Spooner, English writer (b. 1844)
  • Sep 5 Robert Means Thompson, American naval officer (b. 1849)
  • Sep 10 G A Faulkner, cricketer (South African googly all-rounder), commits suicide
  • Sep 15 Milton Sills, American actor (b. 1882)
  • Sep 23 Jonkvrouw Catharina AM de Savornin Lohman, author, dies at 62
  • Sep 24 William A. MacCorkle, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1857)
  • Sep 29 Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian painter (b. 1844)
  • Oct 1 Ricardo Drigo, composer, dies at 84
  • Oct 3 Charles LP "Philip" Zilcken, painter/etcher/author (Bauer), dies at 73
  • Oct 5 Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, British military officer (b. 1875)
  • Oct 10 Adolf Engler, German botanist (b. 1844)
  • Oct 14 Sam[uel] van Houten, lib minister (Child labor laws), dies

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Oct 15 Herbert Henry Dow, American chemical industrialist (Dow Chemical), dies from cirrhosis of the liver at 64

Chemical Industrialist Herbert Henry Dow
Chemical Industrialist
Herbert Henry Dow
  • Oct 24 Renaat Verheijen, Flemish actor/director (Dr Faustus), dies at 26
  • Oct 26 Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1872)
  • Nov 2 Oliver Perry Hay, American Paleontologist, dies at 84

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Nov 3 Alfred Wegener, German polar researcher and meteorologist (continental shift), dies while on an expedition to Greenland (date is approximate)

Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist Alfred Wegener
Meteorologist, Geologist, Astronomist
Alfred Wegener

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Nov 5 Christiaan Eijkman, Dutch physician and bacteriologist (Nobel Prize in Medicine 1929), dies at 72

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman
  • Nov 11 W W Whysall, cricketer (4 Tests for England 1924-30), dies
  • Nov 27 J T Tyldesley, cricket (1661 runs in 31 Tests for Eng 1898-1909), dies
  • Dec 9 Jim Slight, cricketer (represented Australia at Oval 1880), dies
  • Dec 11 Friedrich von Bernhardi, German war theorist/historian, dies at 81
  • Dec 13 Fritz Pregl, Slovenian/Austrian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1869)
  • Dec 17 Peter Warlock [Philip Heseltine], British composer, dies of a probable suicide at 36
  • Dec 19 Johnny Douglas, cricketer (soccer int, boxing gold medal), drowns
  • Dec 23 Johannes H Been, Brielle archivist, dies at 71
  • Dec 24 Eduard David, German minister (constitution of Weimar), dies at 67
  • Dec 24 Oskar Nedbal, composer, dies at 56
  • Dec 25 Harvey Worthington Loomis, composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 27 William Courtleigh, actor (Madame X, Eyes of Youth), dies at 63