On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 1908

  • Nov 4 Tomés Estrada Palma, Cuban politician, 1st president of Cuba (1902-06), dies at 73

Butch Cassidy

Nov 7 Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American train and bank robber, shot by Bolivian soldiers at 42

  • Nov 8 Victorien Sardou, French playwright, several of which were adapted as operas (Fedora, Tosca; Madame Sans-Gene), dies at 77
  • Nov 8 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist, Inventor and Electrical Engineer, dies at 60
  • Nov 12 William Keith Brooks, American marine zoologist (anatomy and embryology of marine animals), dies at 60
  • Nov 14 Kwang-siu, emperor of China, dies
  • Nov 15 Empress Dowager Cixi [the old Buddha], empress-widow of China, dies at 72
  • Nov 16 Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, French Canadian politician (7th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia), dies at 78
  • Nov 19 Albert Dietrich, German composer and conductor, dies at 79
  • Nov 20 Georgy Voronoy, Russian mathematician (Voronoi diagram), dies at 40
  • Nov 27 Jean Albert Gaudry, French geologist and palaeontologist, dies at 81