On This Day

Famous People Who Died in September 1908

  • Sep 3 Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk, Dutch jurist and Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (1888-93), dies at 61
  • Sep 17 Thomas E Selfridge, earlier American aviator, 1st to die in an air crash
  • Sep 18 Dickey Pearce, American baseball shortstop (pioneer shortstop position; introduced bunt) and manager (NY Mutuals, St. Louis Brown Stockings), dies at 72
  • Sep 20 Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer (Spanish Dancer), dies at 64
  • Sep 23 Jadwiga Ɓuszczewska, Polish poet, dies at 74
  • Sep 29 Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Brazilian writer (Epitaph of a small winner), dies at 69