1929 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 201

  • Jan 2 US & Canada agree to preserve Niagara Falls
  • Jan 5 Coup by King Alexander in South Slavia
  • Jan 6 Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia

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Jan 6 Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India's poorest and diseased people.

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Jan 7 "Buck Rogers", 1st sci-fi comic strip, premieres
  • Jan 7 "Tarzan", one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears
  • Jan 8 1st telephone connection between Netherlands & West-Indies
  • Jan 9 KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA begins radio transmissions
  • Jan 10 Elmer Rice's "Street Scene" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 12 Seatrain (RR cars on ships) service begins, New Orleans-Havana
  • Jan 14 Afghan King Amanullah forced to resign
  • Jan 17 Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip "Thimble Theater"
  • Jan 18 "NY Daily Mirror" columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio

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Jan 18 Stalin proposes to ban Trotsky from the Politburo

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Jan 19 Acadia National Park, Maine established
  • Jan 19 Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
  • Jan 20 1st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, "In Old Arizona"
  • Jan 21 Robert Sherriff's "Journey's End" premieres in London
  • Jan 26 Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India's independence
  • Jan 29 Seeing Eye Guide Dog organization forms in USA
  • Jan 31 Erich Maria Remarque publishes "Im Westen nichts Neues" in Berlin

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Jan 31 Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • Feb 1 1st clean & jerk of 400 lbs (182 kg), Charles Rigoulet, 402½ lbs
  • Feb 3 Revolutionary Socialist Party forms in Amsterdam
  • Feb 6 Rudy Vallee recorded "Deep Night"
  • Feb 8 KOY-AM in Phoenix Arizona begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 9 USSR, Estonia, Latvia, Poland & Romania sign Litvinov's Pact, providing for renunciation of war among its signatories
  • Feb 10 Bishop Stephen Alencastre dedicates the beautiful Romanesque church of Saint Patrick in Honolulu
  • Feb 11 Eugene O'Neill's "Dynamo" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 11 Vatican City (world's smallest country) made an enclave of Rome
  • Feb 12 Karst Leemburg wins Dutch 11 cities skate (11:30)
  • Feb 13 Cruiser Act, USA, approves the construction of 19 new cruisers & an aircraft carrier
  • Feb 13 Vladimir Mayakofsky's "Klop" premieres in Moscow

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Feb 14 St Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone
  • Feb 16 KID-AM in Idaho Falls ID begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 19 Medical diathermy machine 1st used, Schenectady, NY
  • Feb 20 American Samoa organizes as territory of US

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Feb 26 US President Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • Feb 27 Turkey signs Litvinov-pact
  • Mar 2 Congress creates Court of Customs & Patent Appeals
  • Mar 4 Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes 1st native American VP

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Mar 4 Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st US President

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Mar 6 Turkey & Bulgaria sign friendship treaty
  • Mar 8 US worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
  • Mar 9 Marcel Pagnol's "Marius" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 16 WHP-AM in Harrisburg PA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 17 General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel
  • Mar 17 Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera closes university of Madrid
  • Mar 18 Dmitri Shostakovitch's "The new Babylon" premieres in Leningrad
  • Mar 22 KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 22 USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor
  • Mar 23 1st telephone installed in White House
  • Mar 27 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Mar 27 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 28 Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador
  • Apr 1 Austrian government of Ignaz Seipel falls
  • Apr 1 Doorne's trailer factory in Einsdhoven Netherlands opens
  • Apr 1 Louie Marx introduces Yo-Yo
  • Apr 1 Luis Buñuel releases "Un Chien Andalou" 24-minute film
  • Apr 1 Morehouse College, Spellman College & Atlanta University affiliate
  • Apr 3 Persia agrees to Litvinov Pact
  • Apr 3 RMS Queen Mary is ordered from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering by Cunard Line.
  • Apr 4 1st AAU Greco-Roman wrestling championships held
  • Apr 5 Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact

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Apr 8 Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh
  • Apr 11 KLO-AM in Ogden UT begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 11 Loetafoon celluloid film system demonstrated in Amsterdam
  • Apr 16 Cleve Indian Earl Averill, becomes 1st AL to hit a HR on 1st at bat
  • Apr 18 Palace for People's industry in Amsterdam devastated by fire
  • Apr 24 1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off
  • Apr 24 Thorvald Stauning becomes premier of Denmark
  • Apr 26 1st non-stop England to India flight lands
  • Apr 30 Earnest Streeruwitz becomes chancellor of Austria
  • May 1 Brooklyn's Johnny Finn sets 100 yard sack race in 14.4 seconds
  • May 1 Farm workers strike begins in East-Groningen
  • May 1 Police kill 19 Mayday demonstrators in Berlin
  • May 3 Prussia bans anti-fascists
  • May 6 AL announces it will discontinue MVP award
  • May 6 NY to SF footrace begins
  • May 8 Jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway
  • May 9 WJW-AM in Cleveland Ohio begins radio transmissions
  • May 11 1st regularly scheduled TV broadcasts (3 nights per week)
  • May 11 Dr Annie Webb Blanton forms Delta Kappa Gamma Society in Austin, Texas
  • May 12 Pulitzer prize awarded to Julia Peterkin (Scarlet Sister Mary)
  • May 15 Fire in X-ray film stock kills 125 at Crile Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • May 19 Cloudburst causes stampede in Yankee Stadium crushes 2 people to death

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May 19 General Feng Yu-Xiang of China declares war on Chiang Kai-shek government

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • May 21 Automatic electric stock quotation board installed, NYC
  • May 21 Sergei Prokoviev's ballet "Prodigal Son" premieres in Paris
  • May 28 1st all color talking picture "On With the Show" exhibited (NYC)
  • May 31 Atlantic City Convention Center opens
  • Jun 3 1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center (electric light)
  • Jun 3 Chile and Peru sign the Treaty of Lima, finally resolving their border dispute from the War of the Pacific (1879–83). Chile keeps Arica and Peru regains Tacna.
  • Jun 5 Ramsey MacDonald forms minority Labour government in Britain
  • Jun 7 Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour)
  • Jun 7 Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
  • Jun 8 Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curacao kidnap governor Fruytier
  • Jun 9 Venezuelan rebel Urbina lets Dutch/Curacaose hostages free
  • Jun 14 Prussia & Vatican sign Concord
  • Jun 15 1st time NY curb stock exchange transacts more business than NY Exch

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 290

  • Jan 1 Holling Gustav Vapor, character on Northern Exposure
  • Jan 3 Marilyn Lloyd, (Rep-D-TN, 1975- )
  • Jan 3 Sergio Leone, Italian, director (Fist Full of Dollars)
  • Jan 4 Amitai W Etzioni, US sociologist (Active Society)
  • Jan 4 Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist
  • Jan 6 Babrak Karmal, Afghani politician (d. 1996)
  • Jan 9 Heiner Muller, dramatist
  • Jan 9 Brian Friel, Irish dramatist "Irish Chekhov" (Dancing at Lughnasa), born in Omagh, County Tyrone, (d. 2015)
  • Jan 9 Dorothea Puente, American serial killer
  • Jan 12 Colin Berry Haycraft, publisher
  • Jan 12 Alasdair MacIntyre, Scottis-born American philosopher

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Jan 15 Martin Luther King Jr., American clergyman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement (Nobel 1964), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1968)

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jan 16 Allard Lowenstein, radical (Students for Democratic Action)
  • Jan 16 Francesco Scavullo, celebrity photographer, born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jan 20 Bob Denard, French mercenary
  • Jan 22 Rita Gillespie, TV director
  • Jan 23 John Polanyi, Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Jan 23 Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate
  • Jan 26 Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist (Passionella)/author (Little Murders), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Richard Du Cann, lawyer QC
  • Jan 27 Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist (d. 1984)
  • Jan 28 Claes Oldenburg, US pop artist (Alphabet/Good Humor), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jan 29 Elio Petri, Italy, director (Property is no theft)
  • Jan 30 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon and international aid worker (d. 1996)
  • Jan 31 Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • Feb 4 Mary Joan Nielubowicz, rear admiral/nurse
  • Feb 5 Fred Sinowatz, Austrian politician
  • Feb 6 Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta, Venezuelan writer
  • Feb 9 Bill Barrett, (Rep-R-Nebraska)
  • Feb 9 Clement Meadmore, Australian-born sculptor (d. 2005)
  • Feb 10 Henk Heidweiler, Surinam ambassador (in Netherlands)
  • Feb 10 Jim Whittacker, mountain climber (1st American to climb Mt Everest)
  • Feb 13 Omar Torrijos Herrera, president Panama
  • Feb 14 Matthew G Martinez, (Rep-D-CA, 1982- )
  • Feb 15 James Schlesinger, US Secretary of Defense (1973-75)
  • Feb 16 Peter NF Porter, Australian/British author/poet (Chair of Babel)
  • Feb 17 Chaim Potok, American novelist (Promise), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 18 Leonard Cyril Deighton, English author (Ipcress File, Fighter)
  • Feb 24 David Houston, Major-General/Lord Lieutenant of Sutherland
  • Feb 25 Peter Bingham Hinchcliff, British church historian (1 Sided Reciprocity)
  • Feb 28 Frank O Gehry, architect (Galleria-Oklahoma City)
  • Feb 28 John Montague, Irish poet and 1st occupant of the Ireland Chair of Poetry, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 1 Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (d. 1978)
  • Mar 2 Donald Gosling, English parkeerplaatsenmagnaat/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 6 Hal Miller, British MP
  • Mar 6 Ho Dam, North Korean secretary of State (1970-83)
  • Mar 6 Tom Foley, American politician (Rep-D, 1965-1995) and speaker of the house (1989-95), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2013)
  • Mar 9 Hugh Desmond Hoyte, president (Guyana, 1985-92)
  • Mar 9 Marie Cardinal, writer
  • Mar 11 Erskine Childers, unofficial/civil servant
  • Mar 12 Lupe Anguiano, Mexican-American civil rights activist
  • Mar 12 U Win Tin, jailed Burmese journalist
  • Mar 13 Jim Slater, British financier and writer, born in Heswall, Cheshire (d. 2015)
  • Mar 13 Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Mar 18 Christa Wolf, German novelist (Divided Heaven)
  • Mar 18 John Macurdy, American bass
  • Mar 23 Albert H Crews, astronaut
  • Mar 23 Michael Manser, English architect, born in Bristol (d. 2016)
  • Mar 23 Roger Bannister, England, 1st to run a 4 minute mile (May 6, 1954)
  • Mar 25 Harris W Fawell, (Rep-R-IL, 1985- )
  • Mar 26 Edwin Turney, American businessman
  • Mar 28 Aubrey J Watson Sr, bishop
  • Mar 29 Sheila Kitzinger, author, anthropologist & child birth educator, born in Taunton, Somerset
  • Mar 29 Yayoi Kusama, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japanese artist and writer

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Mar 31 Liz Claiborne, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2007)

Fashion Designer Liz Claiborne
Fashion Designer
Liz Claiborne
  • Mar 31 Bertram Fields, American lawyer
  • Apr 1 Milan Kundera, Czech poet/writer (Joke, Unbearable Lightness of Being)
  • Apr 1 Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator
  • Apr 2 Catherine Gaskin, romantic novelist (Fiona, Coporation Wife)
  • Apr 2 Frans H J J Andriessen, Dutch MP (KVP/CDA)
  • Apr 3 Dennis Farr, director (Courtauld Institute Galleries)
  • Apr 3 Miyoshi Umeki, Jap, actress (Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
  • Apr 4 William F Clinger Jr, (Rep-R-PA, 1979- )
  • Apr 5 Hugo Claus, Flemish writer/director (Cool Lover, Sugar)
  • Apr 6 Li Yuan-chia, Chinese artist (Ton Fan group), born in Guangxi, China (d. 1994)
  • Apr 6 Willis Hall, British writer

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Apr 7 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Joe Gallo
Gangster
Joe Gallo
  • Apr 7 Bob Denard, French mercenary (d. 2007)
  • Apr 8 Renzo de Felice, historian
  • Apr 11 Lawrence Coughlin, (Rep-R-PA, 1969- )
  • Apr 14 William Edgar Thornton, Faison NC, MD/astronaut (STS-8, 51-B, sk:49)
  • Apr 15 Adrian Cadbury, confectionery manufacturer (Cadbury) and author of report on Corporate Governance, (d. 2015)
  • Apr 15 Jocelyn Barrow, deputy chair person (British Broadcast Standards)
  • Apr 17 Eileen Stamers-Smith, headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)
  • Apr 17 Lady (James) Mellon, CEO (Volunteer Development Scotland)
  • Apr 18 Peter Hordern, British CEO (Fina)
  • Apr 22 Geoffrey Marshall, Provost (Queen's College, Oxford)
  • Apr 22 Margaret Pereira, forensic scientist
  • Apr 22 Michael Atiyah, educator (Trinity College - Cambridge England)
  • Apr 22 Robert Wade-Gery, diplomat/exec director (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
  • Apr 22 Victoria Opoku-Ware, Ghanaian queen
  • Apr 23 George Steiner, professor (English)
  • Apr 25 Jose Angel Valente, Spanish poet (A modo the esperanza)
  • Apr 26 Richard Mitchell, American author and professor (d. 2002)
  • Apr 29 Walter Kempowski, German writer (German Chronicle), born in Rostock (d. 2007)
  • Apr 29 [John] Jeremy Thorpe, British MP (Liberal)
  • May 3 Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral
  • May 3 Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist
  • May 4 Sidney Lamb, American linguist
  • May 6 John Polk Allen, Carnegie Oklahoma, CEO (Biosphere 2)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 28 Mobster Bugsy Siegel (23) weds childhood sweetheart Esta Krakower

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Mobster
Bugsy Siegel
  • May 1 American poet e.e (Edward Estlin) Cummings marries 2nd wife Anne Minnerly Barton

HeartWedding of Interest

May 27 Aviator Charles Lindbergh (27) weds author Anne Morrow (22) in Englewood, New Jersey

Aviator Charles Lindbergh
Aviator
Charles Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 20 Author William Faulkner (31) weds Estelle Oldham at College Hill Presbyterian Church outside Oxford, Mississippi

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 21 Painter Diego Rivera (42) weds fellow artist Frida Kahlo (22)

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 12 US military leader George Marshall (48) weds Katherine Tupper

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 21 Bank robber Willie Sutton (28) weds Louise Leudemann

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 13 Writer E. B. White (30) weds literary editor Katharine Angell (37)

Writer E. B. White
Writer
E. B. White

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 7 Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (52) weds Andrée Joséphine Carron in Aix-les-Bains, France

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III

Divorces in History

  • Jul 3 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill divorces second wife novelist Agnes Boulton after 11 years of marriage

Deaths in History

  • Jan 2 Erich Wichman[n], Dutch fascist painter/sculptor, dies at 38
  • Jan 6 Nicolas Nikolayevitch, grand-duke of Russia, dies at 72
  • Jan 7 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Silver King), dies at 77
  • Jan 9 Heiner Muller, writer, dies
  • Jan 11 Julio Antonio Mella, Cuban revolutionary, murdered at about 28

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Jan 13 Wyatt Earp, US marshall (OK Corral), dies at 80

OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp
OK Corral Sheriff
Wyatt Earp
  • Jan 13 H. B. Higgins, Australian politician and judge (b. 1851)
  • Jan 14 Cornelis W Lely, Dutch Governor of Suriname (1902-05), dies at 74
  • Jan 19 Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (b. 1873)
  • Jan 24 Willem Royaards, theater directeor (Adam in Ballingschap), dies
  • Feb 3 Agner Krarup Erlang, Danish scientist (b. 1878)
  • Feb 8 Maria Christina, Queen Regent of Spain (b. 1858)
  • Feb 12 Freiherr Albert von Schrenk-Notzing, Ger para-psychologist, dies at 66
  • Feb 28 Clemens Freiherr von Pirquet, Austrian artist (React of P), dies at 54
  • Mar 1 Royal H. Weller, American politician (b. 1881)
  • Mar 5 David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-born American automobile pioneer (b. 1854)
  • Mar 12 Asa Griggs Candler, American businessman (b. 1851)
  • Mar 20 Ferdinand Foch, Marshal of France (WW I), dies at 77
  • Mar 26 Katharine Lee Bates, American poet (b. 1859)
  • Mar 27 Samuil Shatunovsky, Ukrainian mathematician, dies at 70
  • Mar 28 Lomer Gouin, Quebec politician (b. 1861)

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Apr 4 Karl Benz, German inventor, engine designer and automobile manufacturer (Mercedes-Benz), dies of bronchial inflammation at 84

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • Apr 10 Edmond Thieffry, Belgium, WW I pilot, dies at 36
  • Apr 16 Abraham van Stolk Jzn, art collector, dies at 57
  • Apr 22 Henry Lerolle, French painter (b. 1848)
  • Apr 23 Rudolf W Nilsen, Norwegian poet (Hverdagen), dies at 28
  • May 7 Albert Anselmi, US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
  • May 7 John Scalise, US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
  • May 7 Joseph "Top Toad" Giunta, US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
  • May 11 Jozef Murgaš, Slovak inventor (b. 1864)

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May 21 Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1894-95), dies at 82

British Prime Minister Archibald Primrose
British Prime Minister
Archibald Primrose
  • Jun 8 Bliss Carman, Canadian poet, dies at 68
  • Jun 11 Gyula Andressy Jr, Hungarian minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 68
  • Jun 16 Bramwell Booth, the 2nd General of The Salvation Army (b. 1856)
  • Jun 25 Georges Courteline [Moineaux], French playwright, dies
  • Jun 28 Edward Carpenter, English poet (b. 1844)
  • Jul 5 Henry Lincoln Johnson, Member of 369th regiment (aka Harlem Hell Fighters), first American to receive the Croix de guerre (b. 1897)
  • Jul 12 Robert Henri, US painter (The Eight), dies at 63
  • Jul 15 Hugo Von Hofmannsthal, playwright/poet, dies
  • Jul 22 Edouard baron Empain, Belgian builder (Heliopolis), dies at 76
  • Jul 27 Raoul Pictet, Swiss physicist who invented liquid nitrogen and was a pioneer of cryogenics, dies at 83
  • Aug 3 Thorstein Veblen, American economist (b. 1857)
  • Aug 3 Emil Berliner, German-born telephone and recording pioneer (b. 1851)
  • Aug 5 Millicent Fawcett, British suffragist (b. 1847)
  • Aug 9 Heinrich Zille, German cartoonist (Simplicissimus), dies at 71
  • Aug 10 Aletta Henriette Jacobs, 1st Dutch female doctor and feminist, dies at 75
  • Aug 10 Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (b. 1878)
  • Aug 22 Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey (WW I), dies at 74
  • Aug 23 Charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies
  • Aug 27 Herman Potočnik Noordung, Slovenian rocket scientist (b. 1892)
  • Sep 12 Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (b. 1865)
  • Sep 23 Richard A Zsigmondy, Austria chemist (Nobel 1925), dies at 64
  • Sep 29 Giitji Tanaka, Japanese baron/general/premier (1927-29), dies at 66
  • Sep 30 Charles E Bonin, French explorer/diplomat (China), dies
  • Oct 1 Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor (b. 1861)
  • Oct 3 Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (Nobel 1926), dies at 51
  • Oct 4 John Metzelaar, Dutch/US writer (Report on the Fishes), dies at 37

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Oct 10 Elijah McCoy, Canadian-American inventor (57 patents), dies at 86

Inventor Elijah McCoy
Inventor
Elijah McCoy
  • Oct 12 Max Ettlinger, German philosopher/theorist, dies at 52
  • Oct 20 Rudolf Kittel, German theologist, dies at 76
  • Oct 23 Thomas F Tout, historian (Manch school of historiography), dies at 74
  • Oct 24 Peter J Blok, Dutch historian, dies at 74
  • Oct 26 Arno Holz, German writer (Phantasus), dies at 66
  • Oct 28 Hermann Ungar, Moravian writer, dies at 36
  • Oct 28 Bernhard von Bülow, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1849)
  • Oct 31 António José de Almeida, Portuguese politician and 6th President of Portugal (b. 1866)
  • Nov 3 Olav Aukrust, Norwegian poet (b. 1883)
  • Nov 6 Max von Bathe, German prince/Chancellor (1910-11, 18), dies at 62
  • Nov 17 Herman Hollerith, German/US statistician (punch card), dies at 69
  • Nov 18 Henricus Van de Wetering, archbishop Utrecht (1895-1929), dies at 78
  • Nov 24 Georges Clemenceau, French journalist/premier (1917-20), dies at 88
  • Dec 12 Charles Goodnight, American cattle baron (b. 1836)
  • Dec 20 Emile Loubet, French premier (1892)/president (1899-1906), dies at 90
  • Dec 29 Wilhelm Maybach, German automobile designer (b. 1846)