On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 1887

  • Nov 2 Swedish Nightingale [Jenny Lind], Swedish soprano, dies at 67

Doc Holliday

Nov 8 John "Doc" Holliday, American dentist, gambler and gunfighter, dies of tuberculosis at 36

  • Nov 18 Eduard Marxsen, German pianist and composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 18 Gustav Fechner, German psychologist and physicist (Weber–Fechner law), dies at 86
  • Nov 18 Heinrich Panofka, German violist and composer, dies at 80

Emma Lazarus

Nov 19 Emma Lazarus, American poet ("Give us your tired & poor"), dies in New York at 38

  • Nov 20 Louis Gallait, Belgian historical painter (Egmont & Receiver), dies at 77
  • Nov 25 Johann J Bachofen, Swiss historic rights, dies at 71