On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1918

  • Jan 1 William Wilfred Campbell, Canadian poet (Beyond the Hills of Dream, Ian of the Orcades), dies of pneumonia at 57
  • Jan 2 Sybe Kornelis Bakker, Dutch Christian socialist & reformed preacher, dies at 42
  • Jan 6 Georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72
  • Jan 7 Julius Wellhausen, German biblical scholar (analysis of the structure and dating of the Pentateuch), dies at 73
  • Jan 8 Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (b. 1827)
  • Jan 9 Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844)
  • Jan 18 Bohuslav Jeremiáš, Czech composer, dies at 58
  • Jan 24 George Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871)

Person of interestJohn McCrae

Jan 28 John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician/soldier, dies of pneumonia at 45

World War I Soldier & Poet John McCrae
World War I Soldier & Poet
John McCrae
  • Jan 31 Daniël de Lange, Dutch composer, dies at 76