On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1918

John L. Sullivan

Feb 2 John L. Sullivan, American boxer (first heavyweight gloved champion, de facto 1882-92; last heavyweight bare-knuckle champion), dies at 59

  • 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
  • Feb 11 Taytu Betul, Empress of Ethiopia (1889-13) and founder of Addis Ababa, dies at 66 or 67
  • Feb 15 Vernon Castle [Blyth] English-American vaudeville, stage, and screen ballroom dancer, and fighter pilot, dies in a plane crash at 30
  • Feb 21 Neltje Blanchan, American nature writer, dies at 52
  • 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