Deaths in History in 1938

  • Jan 3 Arthur Boon, Flemish priest/philologist, dies at 54
  • Jan 8 Johnny Gruelle, American cartoonist, creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy (b. 1880)
  • Jan 10 Willem de Vreese, Flemish linguist, dies at 68
  • Jan 17 William Pickering, American astronomer (predicted Pluto), dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Hans Litten, German jurist (b. 1903)
  • Feb 6 Marianne Von Werefkin, Russian-German-Swiss Expressionist painter, dies at 77

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Feb 7 Harvey Firestone, American manufacturer and founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, dies at 69

Tire Industrialist Harvey Firestone
Tire Industrialist
Harvey Firestone
  • Feb 9 Truby King, pioneer of mothercraft, dies
  • Feb 16 Otto zur Linde, German author (Lieder of the Leids), dies at 64
  • Feb 18 Edward Anseele, Belgian minister of Rail, dies at 81
  • Feb 18 David King Udall, American politician (b. 1851)
  • Feb 21 George Ellery Hale, astronomer, dies
  • Mar 1 G D'Annunzio, writer, dies at 74
  • Mar 1 Gabrielle d'Annunzio, Italian poet/fascist (Il fuoco), dies at 74
  • Mar 4 George Foster Peabody, American politician (b. 1852)
  • Mar 7 Andreas Michalakopoulos, Greek politician, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1876)
  • Mar 13 Clarence S Darrow, Scopes Monkey Trial attorney, dies in Chicago at 80
  • Mar 13 Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician and intellectual, dies at 49
  • Mar 16 Egon Friedell, writer, dies
  • Mar 27 Louis William Stern, German/US philosopher/psychologist, dies at 66
  • Mar 31 Willem J T Kloos, Dutch poet/critic (New Guide), dies at 78
  • Apr 2 Alice Berend, writer, dies
  • Apr 10 Nana Annor Adjaye, Pan-Africanist, dies in W Nzima Ghana
  • Apr 12 Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author (Man & Mark), dies at 65
  • Apr 13 Archibald Belaney, Canadian conservationist (b. 1888)
  • Apr 15 Caesar Vallejo, Peru/French poet (Trilce, Russia & 1931), dies at 46
  • Apr 16 Bertram Wagstaff Mills, circus proprietor, dies
  • Apr 19 Henry John Newbolt, poet/author (Studies Green & Gray), dies at 75
  • Apr 21 Muhammad Iqbal, Brt E Indies lawyer/Pakistan national hero, dies at 65
  • Apr 21 Allama Iqbal, Indian philosopher and poet (b. 1877)
  • Apr 24 George Grey Barnard, American sculptor (b. 1863)
  • Apr 26 Edmund Husserl, German philosopher (study of phenomenon), dies at 79
  • Apr 27 Edmond Rubbens, Belgian minister to Colonies, dies at 44
  • May 4 Carl von Ossietzky, German pacifist and writer (Nobel Peace Prize 1935), dies at 48
  • May 9 Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist (b. 1866)
  • May 11 Arnold Sauwen, Flemish poet (Hours of Solitude), dies at 81
  • May 13 Charles Edouard Guillaume, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)
  • May 16 Stephen Fairbairn, oarsman/coach, dies
  • May 17 Jakob Ehrlich, Austrian politician and zionist (b. 1877)
  • May 23 Philip Kleintjes, republic leader, dies at 70
  • May 26 John Jacob Abel, American Pharmacologist (endocrine glands), dies at 81
  • May 30 Raden Sutomo, Indonesian freedom fighter, dies at 49
  • Jun 7 Norbert Fonteyne, Flemish writer (How Flemings Came Late), dies
  • Jun 14 William W Campbell, US astronomer (Stellar Motions), dies at 76
  • Jun 15 Ernst L Kirchner, German painter, dies at 58
  • Jun 17 Peter Michael, CEO (Cray Electronics), dies
  • Jun 22 C.J. Dennis, Australian writer and poet (b. 1876)

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Jun 26 James Weldon Johnson, African American leader (NAACP), dies in a car crash at 67

Writer and Civil Rights Activist James Weldon Johnson
Writer and Civil Rights Activist
James Weldon Johnson
  • Jun 30 Milan Rakic, Serbian poet (Nove Pesme), dies at 61
  • Jul 4 Otto Bauer, Austrian Social Democrat, dies at 56
  • Jul 4 Suzanne Lenglen, 6 time Wimbledon champ, dies at 39 of anemia

  • Jul 9 Benjamin Cardozo, American jurist (b. 1870)
  • Jul 18 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright, executed at 35
  • Jul 21 Owen Wister, American author (b. 1860)
  • Jul 29 Nikolai Krylenko, Russian/Soviet jurist and politician (b. 1885)
  • Aug 3 Alexander Malyschkin, writer, dies
  • Aug 4 L H Perquin, Dutch radio announcer, dies at 73
  • Aug 4 Rudolf G Binding, German poet/writer, dies at 70
  • Aug 7 Konstantin S Stanislavski, Russian director (S Method), dies at 75
  • Aug 9 Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (African cultures), dies at 65
  • Aug 12 Ludwig Borchardt, German egyptologist, dies at 74
  • Aug 16 Andrej Hlinka, Slovak politician and priest (b. 1864)
  • Aug 25 Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Jama), dies at 67
  • Aug 30 Max Factor, make-up artist and cosmetic manufacturer (b. 1877)
  • Sep 3 Bart de Ligt, anti military theologist, dies at 77
  • Sep 13 Samuel Alexander, Engl philosopher (Space, time & deity), dies at 79

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Sep 15 Thomas Wolfe, American writer (Enigma), dies at 37

Novelist Thomas Wolfe
Novelist
Thomas Wolfe
  • Sep 17 Bruno Jasieński, Polish poet (b. 1901)
  • Sep 21 Ivana Brlic-Mazuranic Croatian writer (b. 1874)
  • Sep 24 Lev Schnirelmann, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)
  • Sep 28 Charles Duryea, American inventor (Duryea Motor Wagon Company, first auto built in the US),dies at 76
  • Oct 2 Alexandru Averescu, Romanian soldier and politician (b. 1859)
  • Oct 5 Saint Faustina, Polish saint (b. 1905)
  • Oct 13 E.C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye) (b. 1894)
  • Oct 18 Karl J Kautsky, Austrian marxist/socialist, dies
  • Oct 24 Ernst Barlach, German writer and artist, dies at 68
  • Oct 27 Lascelles Abercrombie, English poet/critic, dies at 57
  • Nov 7 Ernst vom Rath, German diplomat, assassinated at 29, providing the pretext for Kristallnacht
  • Nov 9 Vasily Blyukher, Soviet military commander (b.1889)
  • Nov 9 Edward Murray East, American Botanist and Geneticist who developed hybrid corn, dies at 59

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Nov 10 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 1st President of Turkey (1923-38) and founder of the Republic of Turkey, dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 57

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

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Nov 11 Mary Mallon, Irish-American patient best known as 'Typhoid Mary' and the first person in the United States known to be immune to typhoid, dies at 69

  • Nov 17 Ante Trumbić, Croatian politician (b. 1864)
  • Nov 19 Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (b. 1866)
  • Nov 20 Enzo Matsunaga, Japanese writer (b. 1895)
  • Nov 26 Henry Schultz, US farm commune, dies
  • Nov 30 Corneliu Codreanu, Romania fascist/putschist (Iron Guard), dies
  • Dec 8 Friedrich Glauser, German-language Swiss writer (b. 1896)
  • 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 31 Richard N Roland Holst, Dutch artist/painter, dies at 70