On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 1917

  • Nov 3 Léon Bloy, French novelist and essayist, dies at 71
  • Nov 4 Chocolat [Rafael Padilla], Afro-Cuban clown, dies at 52
  • Nov 8 Colyn Blythe, English cricketer (2509 F-C wickets), dies at 38 fighting during WW I
  • Nov 10 Harry Trott, Australian cricket all-rounder (24 Tests, 1 x 100, 4 x 50, HS 143, 29 wickets; Victoria CA), dies for cancer at 51
  • Nov 11 Liliuokalani [Lydia Kamakaʻeha], last queen of Hawaii (1891-93), dies from a stroke at 79
  • Nov 13 Émile Durkheim, French sociologist (Le suicide), dies at 59
  • Nov 14 William Smith, British deserter in France, executed at 20
  • Nov 15 Oswald Chambers, Scottish Baptist and Holiness Movement minister and writer (My Utmost for His Highest), dies at 43

Auguste Rodin

Nov 17 Auguste Rodin, French sculptor (Baiser, Thinker), dies at 77

  • Nov 17 Charles Holroyd, English artist and curator, Director of the National Gallery (1906-16), dies at 56
  • Nov 18 Henry Spiekman, social-democratic politician, dies at 43
  • Nov 19 Basil Grieve, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests England v South Africa 1889), dies
  • Nov 22 Teoberto Maler, German-born explorer (b. 1842)