On This Day

Famous People Who Died in July 1912

Harriet Quimby

Jul 1 Harriet Quimby, American pioneering aviator, 1st woman in the US to receive a pilot certificate and to cross the English Channel, dies in a plane crash at 37 after her biplane unexpectedly pitched forward and threw her and her passenger to their deaths [1]

  • Jul 2 Tom Richardson, England cricket fast bowler (88 Test wickets), dies of a heart attack at 41
  • Jul 3 Robert Hoke, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 75
  • Jul 15 Francisco Lazaro, Portuguese marathon runner (Olympics), dies at 21
  • Jul 17 Henri PoincarĂ©, French mathematician (PoincarĂ© conjecture), dies at 58
  • Jul 17 Dorothy Goetz Berlin, newlywed bride of songwriter Irving Berlin, dies of typhoid fever contracted during their Havana honeymoon at 20
  • Jul 20 Andrew Lang, Scottish poet, novelist, literary critic, and anthropologist (Andrew Lang's Fairy Books), dies at 68
  • Jul 30 Emperor Meiji [Mutsuhito], 122nd emperor of Japan (1867-1912), dies at 60