On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1914

  • Apr 1 Rube Waddell, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown, AL wins leader 1905; ERA leader 1900, 05; strikeout leader 1902–07; Philadelphia A's), dies from tuberculosis at 37
  • Apr 2 Paul von Heyse, German writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1830)
  • Apr 9 Eben Sumner Draper, American businessman and politician (44th Governor of Massachusetts), dies at 55
  • Apr 12 Josef Nešvera, Czech composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 14 Paul Ehrenreich, German etnologist/mythologist, dies at 58
  • Apr 14 Hubert Bland, English co-founder of the Fabian Society (b. 1855)
  • Apr 16 George William Hill, American astronomer (moon orbit), considered to be the greatest master of celestial mechanics of his time, dies at 76
  • Apr 16 S. R. Crockett, Scottish novelist (The Stickit Minister), dies at 54
  • Apr 19 Charles Peirce, American scientist and philosopher known as "the father of pragmatism", dies at 74