Famous Deaths in December 1938

  • Dec 4 Dina Appeldoorn, Dutch pianist/composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 5 Christina "Dina" Koudijs-van Appeldoorn, pianist/composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 7 Harry Moses, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1887-95), dies
  • Dec 8 Friedrich Glauser, German-language Swiss writer (b. 1896)
  • Dec 10 Mario Pilati, composer, dies at 35
  • Dec 14 Marie FM Emmanuel, French composer/musicologist (Salamine), dies at 76
  • Dec 19 Stephen Warfield Gambrill, U.S. Congressman (b. 1873)
  • Dec 20 Annie Armstrong, American missionary leader (b. 1850)
  • Dec 23 Robert Herrick, American novelist (Chimes), dies at 70
  • Dec 24 Bruno Taut, German architect (b. 1880)
  • Dec 25 Karel Čapek, Czech author (b. 1890)
  • Dec 27 Emile Vandervelde, President (1900–1918) of the International Socialist Bureau and Minister of 3 Belgian governments dies at 72
  • Dec 27 O Mandelstam, writer, dies
  • Dec 27 Calvin Bridges, American geneticist (b. 1889)
  • Dec 28 Florence Lawrence, silent screen actress (Confidence), dies at 48
  • Dec 31 Richard N Roland Holst, Dutch artist/painter, dies at 70