On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1918

Person of interestJohn L. Sullivan

Feb 2 John L. Sullivan, Irish-American heavyweight boxing champ (1882-92), dies at 59

Heavyweight Boxing Champion John L. Sullivan
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
John L. Sullivan
  • Feb 4 Akiyama Saneyuki, Japanese officer in the Imperial Japanese Navy, dies at 49
  • Feb 6 Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55
  • Feb 7 Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, Russian composer, dies at 68
  • Feb 9 Emiel van der Straeten, Flemish playwright (Sudanese legends), dies at 30
  • Feb 10 Abdul Hamid II, 34th Sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1876-1909), dies at 75

Person of interestErnesto Teodoro Moneta

Feb 10 Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 84

Italian Pacifist Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
Italian Pacifist
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
  • Feb 11 Taytu Betul, Empress of Ethiopia (1889-13) and founder of Addis Ababa, dies at 66 or 67
  • Feb 15 Vernon Castle, English-American dancer, dies at 30

Person of interestWilfrid Laurier

Feb 17 Wilfrid Laurier, 7th Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 1896-1911), dies of a stroke at 76

Prime Minister of Canada Wilfrid Laurier
Prime Minister of Canada
Wilfrid Laurier
  • Feb 23 Adolf Friedrich VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, dies at 35
  • Feb 26 Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia, Spanish violinist and composer, dies at 74