Famous Deaths in 1933

  • Jan 3 Wilhelm Cuno, German Reich's chancellor (1922-23), dies at 56
  • Jan 3 Jack Pickford, Canadian actor (b. 1896)
  • Jan 4 Lucas Lindeboom, Dutch evangelist (Vredebond), dies at 87

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Jan 5 Calvin Coolidge, 30th President (1923-29), dies in Mass at 60

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • Jan 6 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist (b. 1848)
  • Jan 12 Václav Suk, Czech-born Russian composer and violinist, dies at 71
  • Jan 17 John Hodges, cricketer (6 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies
  • Jan 17 Louis Comfort Tiffany, American artist and designer (b. 1848)
  • Jan 21 George A. Moore, Irish novelist (b. 1852)
  • Jan 26 Alva Belmont, American socialite (b. 1853)
  • Jan 28 Theodor Birt [Beatus Rhenanus], German classicist/writer, dies at 80
  • Jan 29 Sara Teasdale, American poet (b. 1884)
  • Jan 31 John Galsworthy, England, writer (Forsythe, Nobel 1932), dies at 65
  • Feb 4 Archibald Sayce, English educator (b. 1846)
  • Feb 7 Albert Gyorgy Earl Apponyi, Hung minister of Education, dies at 86
  • Feb 12 Henri Duparc, French composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 15 Anton J Cermak, (Mayor-D-Chicago), assassinated in Miami
  • Feb 16 Archie Jackson, cricketer (of TB, Aus bat too briefly Avg 47.4), dies
  • Feb 17 Henri[cus A] Viotta, Dutch composer (Handbook of Music), dies at 84
  • Feb 18 James Corbett, (Gentleman Jim), heavyweight box champ (1892-97), dies
  • Feb 19 Arnold Ludwig Mendelssohn, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 24 Spottiswoode Aitken, actor (Eagle, Home Sweet Home), dies at 64
  • Feb 26 Antonio Nicolau, Spanish composer/conductor, dies at 74
  • Feb 26 Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (b. 1853)
  • Mar 1 Uładzimir Zylka, Belarusian poet (b. 1900)

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Mar 2 Thomas J. Walsh, United States Senator (Montana), dies of a heart attack at 73

Lawyer and Politician Thomas J. Walsh
Lawyer and Politician
Thomas J. Walsh
  • Mar 4 Willie Walker, US jazz singer/guitarist (Dupree Blues), dies at 36
  • Mar 6 Anton J Cermak, US mayor of Chicago, murdered
  • Mar 14 Balto, husky dog who brought back the antitoxin in 1925
  • Mar 16 Alfred Her, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 47
  • Mar 17 Ferdinand Von Alten, actor (Champagne), dies at 48
  • Mar 18 Luigi A duke of the Abruzzi, Italian explorer (Ruwenzori), dies at 60
  • Mar 20 Giuseppe [Joe] Zangara, electrocuted for assassination attempt on FDR
  • Mar 26 Eddie Lang, American musician (b. 1902)
  • Mar 27 Lionel Palairet, cricketer (49 runs in 2 Tests for England 1902), dies
  • Mar 29 Alexander Schmuller, Russian/Dutch violinist/conductor, dies at 52
  • Apr 1 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), dies at 64
  • Apr 2 K S Ranjitsinhji, cricketer (989 Test runs, 1st-class avg 56), dies
  • Apr 6 Elizabeth Bacon Custer, wife of George Armstrong Custer (b. 1842)
  • Apr 7 Jan Erik/Eric Jan Hanussen, Berlin astrologist/illusionist, murdered
  • Apr 9 Sigfrid Karg-Elert, composer, dies at 55
  • Apr 22 Frederick Henry Royce, motorcar pioneer, dies

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Apr 23 Tim Keefe, American Major League Baseball pitcher, dies at 76

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • Apr 28 Robin Irvine, actor (Easy Virtue), dies at 31
  • Apr 29 Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (b. 1863)
  • Apr 30 Luis Sanchez Cerro, President of Peru, assassinated by Hurtado de Mendoza
  • May 13 Paul Ernst, German writer, dies at 67
  • May 15 Ernest Torrence, actor (I Cover the Waterfront), dies at 54
  • May 21 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69

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May 26 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, dies of a pulmonary hemorrhage at 35

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers
  • May 26 Horatio Bottomley, British financier and politician (b. 1860)
  • May 29 Frank Sugg, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for England 1888), dies
  • Jun 2 Frank Jarvis, American athlete (b. 1878)
  • Jun 3 William Muldoon, Belfast NY, boxing commissioner, dies at 88
  • Jun 14 Albert Ross Parsons, composer, dies at 85
  • Jun 20 Clara Zetkin, German feminist/communist, dies
  • Jun 22 Henry Birkin, British racing driver (b. 1896)
  • Jun 24 Sissieretta Joyner Jones, "Black Patti", US singer, dies at about 64
  • Jun 29 Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, US actor (Keystone comedies), dies at 46

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Jul 3 Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (1916-22, 1928-30), dies at 80

Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen
Argentine President
Hipólito Yrigoyen
  • Jul 6 Robert Kajanus, composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 7 John M Acket, literary (New Friends), dies at 70
  • Jul 8 Anthony Hope, British author (b. 1863)
  • Jul 12 Willem H Drucker, lawyer, dies at 45
  • Jul 15 Irving Babbitt, US writer (Democracy & Leadership), dies at 67
  • Jul 15 Freddie Keppard, American musician (b. 1890)
  • Jul 23 Max Schillings, German composer/conductor (Mona Lisa), dies at 65
  • Jul 24 Max von Schillings, composer, dies at 65
  • Jul 29 Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 3 Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet), dies at 69
  • Aug 13 Paul Joseph Guillaume Hillemacher, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 22 Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses), dies at 62
  • Aug 23 Adolph Loos, Austrian architect, dies at 62
  • Aug 28 Helen Dunbar, American actress (b. 1863)
  • Aug 29 Georgy Eduardovich Konyus, composer, dies at 70
  • Sep 7 Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon/Foreign minister, dies
  • Sep 8 Faisal I ibn Hussein ibn Ali, 1st king of Iraq/Syria, dies at 50
  • Sep 16 George Gore, baseball player (b. 1857)
  • Sep 17 Joseph De Piro, Maltese missionary (b. 1877)
  • Sep 20 Annie Besant, English theosophy (Esoteric Christianity), dies
  • Sep 24 Mike Donlin, baseball player (b. 1878)
  • Sep 24 Alice Muriel Williamson, British novelist (b. 1869)
  • Sep 25 Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist, dies at 53
  • Sep 25 Ring Lardner, American writer (b. 1885)
  • Sep 29 Margaret Talmadge, dies
  • Oct 5 Nikolaj N Joedenitsj, Russian general/contra revolutionary, dies at 71
  • Oct 5 Renee Adoree, actress (Big Parade), dies at 35
  • Oct 5 Nikolai Nikolaevich Yudenich, Russian general (b. 1862)
  • Oct 6 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer, dies at 62
  • Oct 11 Josef Hofmiller, writer, dies
  • Oct 25 Lillian Hall-Davies actress (Farmer's Wife, Ring), dies at 36
  • Oct 27 Julius Klengel, composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 27 Meir Shapira, rabbi/organizer (Daf Yomi), dies
  • Oct 29 Paul, [Prudent] Painlevé, French mathematician/minister/premier, dies
  • Nov 3 Emile Roux, French scientist (b. 1853)
  • Nov 5 Texas Guinan, American saloon keeper, actress, and musician (b. 1884)
  • Nov 8 Mohammed Nadir Shah, King of Afghanistan (1929-33), assassinated at 50 by Abdul Khaliq during a graduation ceremony at a high school in Kabul
  • Nov 15 Affie Jarvis, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia, 9 catches), dies
  • Nov 19 Enrique Jose Varona, Cuban sociologist/vice-president, dies at 84
  • Nov 26 Edward Julius Biedermann, composer, dies at 84
  • Nov 30 Sir Arthur Currie, Canadian general (b. 1875)
  • Dec 2 Josef Gruber, composer, dies at 78
  • Dec 3 Richard Henry Warren, composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 4 Stefan George, German poet (Das neue Reich), dies at 65
  • Dec 6 Auguste Chapuis, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 9 Morice Bird, cricketer (scored 280 runs in 10 Tests for England), dies
  • Dec 11 Emile C Wauters, Belgian painter (Van der Goes Klooster), dies at 87
  • Dec 12 Theodore Moses Tobani, composer, dies at 78
  • Dec 17 Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Side-Studies), dies at 81
  • Dec 17 Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama, dies at 57
  • Dec 19 George Jackson Churchward, GWR Chief mechanical engineer. (b. 1857)
  • Dec 21 Knud J V Rasmussen, Danish Pole explorer (Thule), dies at 54
  • Dec 25 Francesc Macià, Catalonian statesman (b. 1859)
  • Dec 26 Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian Marxist revolutionary, author and literary critic, dies at 58
  • Dec 29 Joh Georghe Duca, premier of Romania, murdered