Famous Deaths in 1932

  • Jan 1 C P Scott, British journalist, publisher and politician (b. 1846)
  • Jan 7 Henri Stroethoff, Dutch actor (Bright Paradise), dies at 60
  • Jan 8 Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic (b. 1866)
  • Jan 13 Sophia of Prussia, consort of Constantine I of Greece (b. 1870)
  • Jan 15 Georg Kerschensteiner, German educationalist, dies at 77
  • Jan 17 Albert Jacka, VC, Australian soldier (b. 1893)
  • Jan 21 [Giles] Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic, dies at 51
  • Jan 24 Alfred Yarrow, English shipbuilder (b. 1842)
  • Jan 26 William K Wrigley, owner (Wrigley Gum, Chicago Cubs), dies
  • Jan 28 Franz Xavier Arens, composer, dies at 75
  • Feb 2 Agha Petros, Assyrian nationalist leader

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Feb 8 [Vincent] Mad Dog Coll, mobster, killed by Dutch Schultz gang at 23

Mob Hitman Mad Dog Coll
Mob Hitman
Mad Dog Coll
  • Feb 9 Junnosuke Inouye, Japanese minister of Finance, murdered
  • Feb 10 R H Edgar Wallace, British writer/journalist (3 Just Men), dies at 76
  • Feb 15 Minnie Maddern Fiske, actress (Henrik Ibsen's plays), dies at 66
  • Feb 16 Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1841)
  • Feb 17 Frans Gailliard, Belgian painter/graphic artist (Egina), dies at 70
  • Feb 18 Frederik Augustus III, King of Saxon (1904-18), dies at 66
  • Feb 27 William Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher (b. 1843)
  • Feb 28 Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (b. 1851)
  • Feb 29 "Big Ed" Morris, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), dies
  • Mar 1 Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti Orfici), dies at 46
  • Mar 1 Frank Teschemacher, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1906)
  • Mar 3 Eugene Francis Charles D'albert, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 5 Takuma Dan, Japanese baron/financier/industrial, murdered

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Mar 6 John Philip Sousa, US composer (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 77

  • Mar 7 Aristide Briand, 11 x Prime Minister of France (Nobel Peace Prize 1926), dies at 69
  • Mar 8 Jan de Louter, Dutch lawyer/tutor of Queen Wilhelmina, dies at 84
  • Mar 11 Dora Carrington, British Bloomsbury artist commits suicide aged 38
  • Mar 12 Ivar Kreuger, "Swedish Match King" industrialist, commits suicide

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Mar 14 George Eastman, US industrialist (Kodak-camera), shoots himself in the heart at 77

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • Mar 20 Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, Russian Biologist (artificial insemination of animals) dies at 61
  • Mar 24 George Robert Canning, cricketer (the 4th Lord Harris), dies
  • Mar 26 Jean Cartan, composer, dies at 25
  • Apr 2 Hugo Kaun, German composer, dies at 69
  • Apr 4 Ottokar T Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, Austrian minister, dies at 59
  • Apr 4 Wilhelm Ostwald, physical chemist (Nobel 1909), dies
  • Apr 7 Erv A Kelley, US policeman, shot to death by Pretty Boy Floyd
  • Apr 10 Andre Baillon, Belgian/French author (& sabots), dies at 56
  • Apr 13 Johannes T de Visser, 1st Dutch Min of Education, dies at 75 [or 14th]
  • Apr 19 Wladyslaw Rzepko, composer, dies at 77
  • Apr 20 Giuseppe Peano, mathematician, dies
  • Apr 26 Bill Lockwood, cricketer (43 wickets in 12 Tests for England), dies
  • Apr 27 Harold "Heart" Crane, US poet (Bridge), commits suicide at 32
  • Apr 27 Hart Crane, American writer (b. 1899)
  • May 1 Paul Doumer, Pres France (1931-32), assassin by Russia's Paul Gargalov
  • May 3 Anton Wildgans, Austr writer (Dies Irae)/dir Burgtheater, dies at 51
  • May 7 Albert Thomas, French socialist politician (Minister of Armament WW1), dies at 53
  • May 15 Ki Inukai, premier Japan (1931-32), murdered
  • May 16 Ki Imukai, premier of Japan (1931-32), murdered
  • May 16 William Pember Reeves, politician/poet, dies
  • May 22 Augusta, Lady Gregory, Irish playwright (Gold Apple) and patron of Yeats, dies at 80
  • Jun 5 Henry Taberer, cricket (bowl Trumper only Test wkt for South Africa), dies
  • Jun 7 Emil Pauer, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 7 Emil Paur, Austrian conductor, dies at 76
  • Jun 9 Natalia Janotha, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 12 René de Clerq, Flemish poet/writer (Book of Love), dies
  • Jun 12 Theodorus Heemskerk, lawyer/Dutch sec of state (1866..88), dies at 79
  • Jun 14 Dorimène Roy Desjardins, Canadian business pioneer
  • Jun 16 Frederik W Van Oaths, psychiatrist/writer (Blades of Grass), dies
  • Jun 19 Solomon Tshkisho Platje, South African writer, dies
  • Jun 22 Tommy Treichel, American professional wrestler (b. 1892)
  • Jul 2 Manuel II, last King of Portugal (1908-10), dies at 43
  • Jul 5 Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (b. 1880)
  • Jul 6 Kenneth Grahame, English author (The Wind in the Willows), dies at 73
  • Jul 7 Alexander Grin, Russian novelist (b. 1880)
  • Jul 7 Henry Eyster Jacobs, American Lutheran theologian (b. 1844)
  • Jul 8 Florenz Ziegfeld, US theatre producer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies
  • Jul 9 Henry Howell, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests 1920-24), dies
  • Jul 9 King C. Gillette, American inventor of the safety razor (b. 1885)
  • Jul 11 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, dies at 46
  • Jul 20 René Bazin, French novelist (b. 1853)
  • Jul 21 Bill Gleason, late 19th century baseball player
  • Jul 22 Roosje Vos, Dutch trade union leader, dies at 71
  • Jul 22 Roses Fox, Trade union leader, dies at 71
  • Jul 22 Errico Malatesta, Italian anarchist (b. 1853)
  • Jul 22 Reginald Fessenden, Canadian inventor and radio pioneer (b. 1866)
  • Jul 23 Tenby Davies, Welsh half-mile world champion runner (b. 1884)
  • Jul 25 Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron/writer (It Bolleken), dies [or 1936]
  • Jul 31 Francesco Paolo Neglia, composer, dies at 58
  • Aug 1 Arnold Fothergill, cricketer (8 wickets in 2 Tests for Eng 1889), dies
  • Aug 2 Gheorghe Cucu, composer, dies at 50
  • Aug 5 Israel Querido, writer (Jordan), dies
  • Aug 9 John Charles Fields, Canadian mathematician and founder of the Fields Medal, dies after a three-month illness at 69
  • Aug 10 Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (b. 1918)
  • Aug 14 Rin Tin Tin, US Hollywood-dog, dies
  • Aug 19 Banharn Silpa-archa, Prime Minister of Thailand (1995-96), born in Suphanburi, Thailand (d. 2016)
  • Aug 20 Emille-Louis-Victor Mathieu, composer, dies at 87
  • Aug 20 Paul Keller, German writer (Vergrabenes Gut), dies at 59
  • Aug 20 Tadeusz Joteyko, composer, dies at 60
  • Aug 21 Frederick Corder, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 30 Willem M van Rossum, cardinal/prefect of Propaganda Fide, dies at 77
  • Sep 5 Paul Bern, husband of Jean Harlow, dies
  • Sep 5 Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)
  • Sep 10 Percy Fletcher, composer, dies at 52
  • Sep 11 Franciszek Zwirko and Stanislaw Wigura, Polish pilots (Żwirko b. 1895 Wigura b. 1901)
  • Sep 13 Julius Rontgen, composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 13 Paul Gorguloff, murderer of French pres Doumer, beheaded
  • Sep 14 Jean Emile Paul Cras, composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 15 Charles Hutchison Gabriel, composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 16 Ronald Ross, English physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1857)
  • Sep 20 Max Slevogt, German painter, dies at 63
  • Sep 20 Wovoka, Paiute visionary
  • Oct 18 Ioannis Chrysafis, Greek gymnast (b. 1873)
  • Oct 19 Arthur Friedheim, composer, dies at 72
  • Oct 22 Anna Dickinson, dies just a week shy of her 90th birthday
  • Oct 29 Joseph F F Babinski, Polish/French neurologist (B-Reflex), dies
  • Oct 30 Paul S Methuen, English baron/fieldmarshal/gov of Natal, dies at 87
  • Nov 4 Belle Bennett, actress (Iron Mask), dies at 41
  • Nov 9 Nadya Aliluieva, wife of Joseph Stalin, dies at 30
  • Nov 16 Carry van Bruggen, [de Haan], Dutch author (Eva), dies at 51
  • Nov 19 Marie MJ Poupelet, French sculptor/poster artist, dies
  • Nov 21 Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument Argentina), dies
  • Nov 22 William Walker Atkinson, American author (b. 1862)
  • Nov 23 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), dies at 63
  • Nov 27 Evelyn Preer, American actress and singer (b. 1896)
  • Dec 1 Amadeo Vives, composer, dies at 61
  • Dec 4 Gustav Meyrink, writer, dies at 64
  • Dec 12 Egon Richter, writer, dies
  • Dec 13 Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter (b. 1853)
  • Dec 18 Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist/revisionist, dies at 82
  • Dec 19 Yoon Bong-Gil, Korean activist (b. 1908)
  • Dec 24 Eyvind Alnaes, composer, dies at 60
  • Dec 28 John Blackham, cricketer (35 Tests as Aust WK, caught 37), dies