On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1909

  • Feb 2 Adolf Stoecker, German conservative politician, and reformer who founded the German Christian Social Party, dies at 73
  • Feb 3 Johann Georg Herzog, composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 4 John Clarkson, American Baseball HOF pitcher (Triple Crown 1889; no-hitter 1885; 3 × NL wins leader; 3 × NL strikeout leader; Chicago White Stockings, Boston Beaneaters), dies of mental illness & pneumonia at 47
  • Feb 8 Edouard Silas, Dutch composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 8 Mieczysław Karłowicz, Polish composer and conductor (Rebirth Symphony, Op. 7), dies in an avalanche while on a skiing excursion at 32
  • Feb 8 Catulle Mendès, French poet, dies at 67

Geronimo

Feb 17 Geronimo [one who yawns], Apache chief, dies at 79