Famous Deaths in 1934

  • Jan 1st Jakob Wassermann, writer, dies at 60
  • Jan 6th Herbert Chapman, Legendary Manager of Arsenal and Huddersfield Town (b. 1878)
  • Jan 8th Alexandre Stavisky, French swindler, dies
  • Jan 8th Andrei Bely, Russian writer (b. 1880)
  • Jan 10th Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch communist, beheaded in Berlin at 24
  • Jan 12th Pawel Kochanski, Polish violinist, composer and arranger (b. 1887)
  • Jan 13th Jean-Baptiste Marchand, soldier/explorer (Sudan), dies at 70
  • Jan 13th Paul Ulrich Villard, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays, dies at 73
  • Jan 15th Hermann Bahr, Austrian writer (Concert), dies at 70
  • Jan 15th Patrick O'Malley, US policeman, killed by John Dillinger
  • Jan 16th Annie Patterson, composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 19th Armand Parent, composer, dies at 70
  • Jan 29th Fritz Haber, German chemist (Nobel 1918), dies at 65
  • Jan 30th Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher (b. 1862)
  • Feb 2nd Ernesto Nazareth, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 16th Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzjubin], Russ poet/journalist, dies at 38
  • Feb 17th Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg, king of Belgium (1909-34), dies at 58
  • Feb 17th Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (b. 1862)
  • Feb 22nd Willem Kes, violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 78
  • Feb 23rd Augusto Sandino, Nicaraguan patriot, assassinated by National Guard
  • Feb 23rd Edward William Elgar, English composer (Coronation Ode), dies at 76
  • Feb 25th Daniel Protheroe, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 25th John J McGraw, manager (NY Giants), dies at 60
  • Mar 3rd Norman Houstoun O'Neill, composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 13th Fritz Cortolezis, composer, dies at 56

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Mar 15th Davidson Black, Paleoanthropologist, dies while working alone during the night, in Beijing, China at 49

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Davidson Black
  • Mar 19th Anthony J Block, lawyer (Dutch strafproces), dies at 66
  • Mar 20th A Emma W T von Waldeck-Pyrmont, Dutch queen (& regent), dies at 76
  • Mar 21st Franz Schreker, Austrian composer, dies after suffering from a stroke at 55
  • Mar 21st Lilyan Tashman, actor (Bulldog Drummond), dies at 34
  • Mar 22nd Theophilos Hatzimihail, Greek painter (b. 1870)
  • Mar 26th Grete Gulbransson, writer, dies at 51
  • Mar 27th Francis William Reitz, 5th State President of the Orange Free State (b. 1844)
  • Mar 29th Otto Hermann Kahn, German millionaire and benefactor (b. 1867)
  • Mar 31st Franz Ehrle, German jesuit/head of Vatican library, dies at 88
  • Apr 4th Braulio Dueno Colon, composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 5th Salvatore Di Giacomo, composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 7th William Monroe Trotter, African, dies on 62nd birthday in Boston
  • Apr 14th Gerald du Maurier, British actor-manager (Unmarried, Escape), dies
  • Apr 14th Karl Dane, dies at 57
  • Apr 30th William Henry Welch, dies at 75
  • May 1st Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko, composer, dies at 35
  • May 2nd Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev, Russian Chemist (commercial synthetic rubber), dies at 59
  • May 7th Edward Naylor, composer, dies at 67
  • May 11th Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (b. 1852)
  • May 14th Lou Criger, American baseball player (b. 1872)

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May 23rd Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush at 23

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker

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May 23rd Clyde Barrow, outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • May 25th Gustav Theodore Holst, English composer (Ode to Death), dies at 59
  • May 27th Meijer Linnewiel, [Prof Kokadorus], Amsterdam street hawker, dies
  • May 29th Eugenie Besserer, actress (Anna Christie, Madame X), dies at 65
  • May 30th Togo Heihachiro, Japanese admiral (b. 1848)
  • Jun 6th Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (b. 1864)
  • Jun 6th Charles Francis Jenkins, American Inventor and early television pioneer (also invented the altimeter and automobile self-starter) dies at 66
  • Jun 10th Frederick Delius, English composer (Suite Florida), dies at 72
  • Jun 11th Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (b. 1896)
  • Jun 15th Alfred Bruneau, composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 18th Francisco Lacerda, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 21st [James] Thorne Smith, US, sci-fi author (Stray Lamb, Turnabout)
  • Jun 27th Max Pallenberg, Austria actor (Brave Suender), dies in air crash at 56
  • Jun 30th Ernst Rohm, German staff member, executed at 46
  • Jun 30th Gregor Strasser, German pharmacist/NSDAP-leader, murdered at 42
  • Jun 30th Karl Ernst, German SA-leader, murdered
  • Jun 30th Kurt von Schleiger, German chancellor (1932-33), murdered at 52
  • Jun 30th Gustav Ritter von Kahr, Prime Minister of Bavaria killed in the Night of the Long Knives murders (b. 1862)
  • Jun 30th Erich Klausener, Catholic politician killed in the Night of the Long Knives murders (b. 1885)
  • Jul 3rd Henry WAE, Prince of Netherlands/father of Queen Juliana, dies
  • Jul 4th Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, dies at 61

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Jul 4th Marie Skłodowska-Curie, French-Polish Physicist/Chemist, 1st woman to win Nobel Prize (1903, 1911) dies at 66 of radiation poisoning

Physicist Marie Curie
Marie Curie
  • Jul 6th Warden Uncle, [Edward Vermeulen], Flemish landlord/writer, dies at 73
  • Jul 7th Doodles Tapscott, cricketer (South African batsman 1922-23), dies
  • Jul 8th Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer (b. 1848)
  • Jul 9th Otakar Zich, composer, dies at 55
  • Jul 12th Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American inventor and industrialist (b. 1877)

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Jul 13th Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, dies at 87

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Kate Sheppard
  • Jul 15th Jules Renkin, Belgian PM (1931-32), dies

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Jul 22nd John Dillinger, shot dead at Biograph Theater in Chicago, at 33

Gangster John Dillinger
John Dillinger
  • Jul 25th Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian chancellor assassinated by nazis
  • Jul 25th Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist (b. 1889)
  • Jul 25th François Coty, French perfume manufacturer (b. 1874)
  • Jul 27th Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17), dies at 79
  • Jul 28th Louis Tancred, cricketer (fourteen Tests batting for South Africa 1905-14), dies
  • Jul 28th Marie Dressler, Canadian-American actress (Dinner at 8, Anna Christie), dies at 65 of cancer
  • Jul 29th Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1883)
  • Aug 1st Piotr Maszynski, composer, dies at 79
  • Aug 2nd Paul Ludwig Hans Anton von Hindenburg, soldier/statesman, dies at 86
  • Aug 3rd Carl F baron von Langen-Parow, German equestrian (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • Aug 5th Neville Quinn, cricketer (12 Tests for South Africa), dies at 26
  • Aug 8th Wilbert Robinson, baseball manager (Bkln Dodgers), dies
  • Aug 10th John Kane, Scotish/US miner/painter, dies at 73
  • Aug 12th Hendrik P Berlage, architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam), dies at 78
  • Aug 18th Delilah L Beasley, US author/columnist (Oakland Tribune), dies at 61
  • Aug 28th Doris Ulmann, American photographer dies aged 52
  • Aug 30th Earnest L Wolzogen, German writer (That tolle Komtess), dies at 79
  • Aug 31st Johan H A Schaper, Dutch MP (SDAP), dies
  • Sep 2nd Ruggiero de Rudolpho "Russ" Columbo, US singer/violist, dies at 26
  • Sep 2nd Alcide Nunez, American musician (b. 1884)
  • Sep 2nd James Allan, New Zealand rugby union player, All Black (b. 1860)
  • Sep 10th George Henschel, composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 12th Catherine Breshkovsky, Babushka/Grandmother of Russian revolution, dies at 90
  • Sep 15th David Vaughan Thomas, composer, dies at 61
  • Sep 17th Edmund van der Straeten, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 18th Marie Shotwell, actress (Sally of the Sawdust), dies at 54
  • Sep 24th Edwin Lehare, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 5th Jean Vigo, French filmer, dies
  • Oct 9th J-Louis-F Barthou, French writer/premier/foreign minister, murdered
  • Oct 9th King Alexander, of Yugoslavia, killed by Georgief (Croatian terrorist)
  • Oct 12th Gertrude Käsebier, American photographer dies aged 82
  • Oct 15th Raymond Poincaré, premier/president France (1913-20), dies at 74
  • Oct 17th Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish histologist and neuroscientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1852)
  • Oct 19th Johan J Arch, graphic artist (houtgravures), dies at 63
  • Oct 22nd Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, gangster, shot dead at 30 by FBI in Ohio
  • Oct 25th Frank Sprague, American Inventor of the first U.S. electric trolley system, dies at 77
  • Oct 29th Gustavo Emilio Campa, composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 8th Carlos Chagas, Brazilian physician (b. 1879)
  • Nov 8th James Mark Baldwin, American Philosopher and Psychologist, dies at 73
  • Nov 15th Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth's manufacturer (Devout & D), dies
  • Nov 16th Joachim Ringelantz, writer, dies
  • Nov 16th Carl von Linde, German Engineer and Chemist who invented mechanical refrigeration, dies at 92
  • Nov 20th Willem de Sitter, Dutch scientist (b. 1872)
  • Nov 23rd Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist (b. 1895)
  • Nov 26th Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and statesman (b.1866)
  • Nov 27th "Baby Face" Nelson, [Lester Gillis], gangster, shot by FBI at 26
  • Nov 27th Herman Hollis, FBI agent, killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • Nov 27th Sam Cowley, FBI agent, killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • Nov 30th Hélène Boucher, French aviatrix (b. 1908)
  • Dec 1st Sergei M Kirov, Josef Stalin's collaborator, assassinated in Leningrad
  • Dec 3rd Charles James O'Donnell, Irish politician (b. 1849)
  • Dec 6th Duke Charles Michael of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1863)
  • Dec 8th Bernhard Seklas, composer, dies at 62
  • Dec 12th Thorleif Haug, Norwegian Nordic skier (b. 1894)
  • Dec 13th Thomas A. Watson, American assistant to Alexander Graham Bell (b. 1854)
  • Dec 15th Maggie L. Walker, African American teacher and businesswoman (1st female Bank President),dies at 69