On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1922

  • Jan 4 Eliza Ann Gardner, African-American abolitionist and religious leader, dies at 90

Person of interestErnest Shackleton

Jan 5 Ernest Shackleton, British-Irish polar explorer (Endurance, Antarctica), dies of a heart attack at 47

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton
Polar Explorer
Ernest Shackleton
  • Jan 6 Jakob Rosanes, German mathematician (algebraic geometry and invariant theory), dies at 79
  • Jan 7 Antonio Scontrino, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 7 Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana'ole, Prince of the Kingdom of Hawaii, dies at 50
  • Jan 8 Charles R Young, colonel, dies at 58, in Lagos Nigeria
  • Jan 10 Frank Tudor, Australian Labor Opposition leader (b. 1866)
  • Jan 15 John Kirk Barry, Dr/explorer David Livingstone's companion, dies at 89
  • Jan 22 Benedict XV [Giacomo Paolo Giovanni Battista della Chiesa], Italian 258th pope (1914-22), dies at 67
  • Jan 22 Fredrik Bajer, Danish politician, feminist and pacifist politician (Nobel 1908), dies at 84
  • Jan 23 Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 66
  • Jan 26 Luigi Denza, Italian composer (Funiculì, Funiculà), dies at 77
  • Jan 27 Giovanni Verga, Italian writer (I Mala Voglia), dies at 81

Person of interestNellie Bly

Jan 27 Nellie Bly [Elizabeth Cochran Seaman], American journalist and writer (Ten Days in a Mad House), dies at 57

Journalist and Adventurer Nellie Bly
Journalist and Adventurer
Nellie Bly
  • Jan 31 Heinrich Reinhardt, Austrian composer, dies at 56
  • Feb 1 William Desmond Taylor [Deane-Tanner], Irish director & actor (The Awakening, Broken Coin), murdered at 49

  • Feb 3 Christiaan R de Wet, South African Boer general, dies at 67
  • Feb 3 John Butler Yeats, Northern Irish artist (b. 1839)
  • Feb 5 James W. Tate, English composer, dies at 46
  • Feb 5 Slavoljub Eduard Penkala, Croatian inventor (b. 1871)
  • Feb 11 Gerardus J P Bolland, Dutch philosopher (Bolland Society), dies at 67
  • Feb 14 Heikki Ritavuori, Finnish lawyer and politician (Minister of the Interior), assassinated at 41
  • Feb 15 Clara [G Meijer-]Wichmann, German/Dutch anarchist/feminist, dies at 36
  • Feb 23 Albert Victor Bäcklund, Swedish physicist (b. 1845)
  • Feb 24 Dmitri B. Shostakovich, father of Russian composer Dmitri D S, dies
  • Feb 25 Henri Désiré Landru, French sex murderer, guillotined at 52
  • Feb 28 Vicente Lleo, Spanish composer (La corte de Faraón), dies at 51
  • Mar 1 Rafael Moreno Aranzadi [Pichichi], Spanish soccer forward (5 caps; Athletic Bilbao), dies from typhus at 29
  • Mar 4 Bert Williams, African American comedian and entertainer, dies at 46
  • Mar 10 Arthur Hervey, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 10 Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 22 Louis-Antoine Ranvier, French anatomist and historian, dies at 86
  • Mar 27 Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov, Russian composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 1 Charles I, emperor (Austria)/King of Hungary (Charles IV), dies
  • Apr 1 Jane Bunford, Britain's tallest-ever person measuring 2.41 metres (7 ft 11 in) at the time of her death, dies at 26
  • Apr 2 Hermann Rorschach, Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (inkblot test - Rorschach test), dies at 37

  • Apr 5 Charles F A Woeste, Belgian count/min of Justice, dies at 85
  • Apr 9 Patrick Manson, Scottish physician and parasitologist (Father of tropical medicine), dies at 77
  • Apr 12 František Ondříček, Czech violinist and composer, dies at 64
  • Apr 14 Cap Anson, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman and manager (NL batting champion 1881, 88; 8 × NL RBI leader; Chicago White Stockings / Colts), dies from a glandular ailment at 69
  • Apr 21 Alessandro Moreschi, Italian castrato (b. 1858)
  • Apr 24 Richard Batka, Austrian music critic and composer, dies at 53
  • Apr 26 Hans Sommer, German theatre composer, dies at 84
  • Apr 30 David M Chumaceiro, Curacaos poet, dies
  • May 4 Viktor Kingissepp, Estonian Bolshevik politician (b. 1888)
  • May 7 Max Wagenknecht, German composer, dies at 64
  • May 18 Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, French physician (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine), dies at 76
  • May 19 Heinrich I Quincke, German internist (postural drainage), dies at 79
  • May 21 Sidney Ainsworth, British silent film actor (Not in the News, The Rajah's Tunic), dies at 49
  • May 28 John Munro Longyear, American capitalist and developer of timber and mineral lands, dies at 72
  • May 28 Carl Teike, German military composer, dies at 58
  • May 29 Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Armenian-Russian theatrical director of the Moscow Art Theatre (Vakhtangov Theatre), dies of cancer at 39
  • May 30 David Mendes Chumaceiro, Curacaos poet (Adelfas), dies at 45
  • Jun 4 William Halse Rivers, British psychologist/anthropologist, dies
  • Jun 6 Lillian Russell, American actress and operetta singer, dies at about 60
  • Jun 9 Albert Baertsoen, Flemish painter/etcher, dies at 56
  • Jun 12 Wolfgang Kapp, German politician (Kapp putsch 1920), dies at 63
  • Jun 18 John Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer (studied the Milky Way), dies at 71
  • Jun 19 Johannes C Kapteyn, Dutch astronomer, dies at 71
  • Jun 20 Vittorio Monti, composer, dies at 54
  • Jun 22 Henry H Wilson, Field Marshal, murdered in London
  • Jun 24 Walter Rathenau, German foreign minister, killed by anti-semites at 54
  • Jun 26 Albert H K, monarch of Monaco (1889-1922), dies at 73
  • Jun 28 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright, dies at 36
  • Jul 4 Lothar von Richthofen, German pilot, dies at 27
  • Jul 6 Mary Theresa Ledóchowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (founded the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver), dies at 59
  • Jul 7 Cathal Brugha, Chief of Staff of Irish Republican Army (b.1874)
  • Jul 13 Martin Dies, American politician (b. 1870)
  • Jul 17 Heinrich Rubens, German physicist, dies at 57
  • Jul 19 Cornelis Adrianus Pekelharing, Dutch physician, dies on 74th birthday
  • Jul 20 Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician (Markov Chain), dies at 66
  • Jul 21 Djemal Pasha, dictator of Turkey, murdered
  • Jul 22 Jokichi Takamine, Japanese-American biochemist who isolated adrenalin (epinephrine), which causes the body to respond to emergencies, the first pure hormone isolated from natural sources, dies at 67
  • Jul 22 John Motley Morehead III, American chemist (commercial production of calcium carbide, important for welding), dies at 67
  • Jul 25 Jarolslaw Zielinski, composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 29 Edward Gailliard, Flemish linguist and archaeologist, dies at 81
  • Aug 1 Vaclav Juda Novotny, composer, dies at 72

Person of interestAlexander Graham Bell

Aug 2 Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born British American inventor (telephone), dies of diabetes complications at 75

  • Aug 2 Mina Kruseman, Dutch author and feminist, dies at 82

Person of interestEnver Pasha

Aug 4 Enver Pasha, Turkish general and politician, dies in battle at 40

Leader of the Ottoman Empire Enver Pasha
Leader of the Ottoman Empire
Enver Pasha

Person of interestArthur Griffith

Aug 12 Arthur Griffith, Irish writer and politician who founded Sinn Féin (President of Ireland 1922), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 51

Irish Politician and Founder of Sinn Féin Arthur Griffith
Irish Politician and Founder of Sinn Féin
Arthur Griffith
  • Aug 14 Alfred CW Harmsworth, 1st viscount Northcliffe/newspaper magnate, dies
  • Aug 19 Felipe Pedrell, composer, dies at 81

Person of interestMichael Collins

Aug 22 Michael Collins, Irish nationalist leader, killed in ambush by anti-treaty forces during the Irish Civil War at 31

Revolutionary, soldier, and politician Michael Collins
Revolutionary, soldier, and politician
Michael Collins
  • Aug 27 Carl Fuchs, German composer, dies at 83
  • Aug 28 Gaston of Orleans, Count of Eu, dies at 80
  • Sep 2 Henry Lawson, Australian writer and poet (n the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses), dies at 55
  • Sep 4 Georges Sorel, French philosopher and theorist of Sorelianism, dies at 74
  • Sep 5 Georgette Agutte, French painter (b. 1867)
  • Sep 8 Léon Bonnat, French painter, dies at 89
  • Sep 10 Arpad Szendy, Hungarian composer, dies at 59

  • Sep 11 Louis Coerne, composer, dies at 52
  • Sep 21 Tom Armitage, cricketer (England lob bowler v Australia 1877), dies
  • Sep 28 Andrejs Jurjans, Latvia's first professional classical composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 30 Paul Barth, German philosopher and sociologist, dies at 64
  • Oct 1 Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 63
  • Oct 12 Daisy M C Baers, Flemish philosophy/theory, dies at 33
  • Oct 12 Margriet Baers, Flemish philosopher and social worker, dies at 33
  • Oct 24 George Cadbury, British chocolate and cocoa manufacturer (Cadbury), dies at 83
  • Oct 25 Oskar Hertwig, German embryologist (discovered fertilization), dies at 73
  • Oct 28 Hugo Verriest, Flemish writer and poet (Flemish Motion), dies at 81
  • Oct 29 Georg August Lumbye, Danish composer and conductor (Tivoli Concert Hall Orchestra), dies at 79
  • Nov 1 Alfred Capus, French journalist and playwright, dies at 63
  • Nov 6 William Baines, English composer, dies of TB at 23
  • Nov 7 Sam Thompson, baseball player (b. 1860)
  • Nov 14 Karl Michael Ziehrer, Austrian composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 14 Rudolf Kjellén, Swedish political scientist and politician who first coined the term "geopolitics", dies at 58
  • Nov 16 Max Abraham, German physicist (b. 1875)
  • Nov 17 Robert Comtesse, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1899-1912), dies at 75
  • Nov 18 Marcel Proust, French intellectual and author (Recherche du Temps Perdu), dies at 51
  • Nov 19 Frank Bacon, American playwright, actor and author (Lightnin'), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • Nov 21 Ricardo Flores Magón, Mexican anarchist (b. 1874).
  • Dec 5 Samuel Muller Fzn, Dutch historian/archivist, dies
  • Dec 12 John Wanamaker, American merchant (Wanamakers Department Store), pioneer in marketing and Postmaster General, dies at 84
  • Dec 13 Hannes Hafstein, Icelandic politician and poet (b. 1861)
  • Dec 16 Gabriel Narutowicz, 1st President of Poland (Dec 7-16, 1922), assassinated
  • Dec 25 Alphonse Goovaerts, Belgian composer and musicologist (Histoire et Bibliographie de la Typographie Musicale dans les Pays-Bas), dies at 75