Famous Deaths in 1932

  • Jan 1 C P Scott, British journalist, publisher and politician (b. 1846)
  • Jan 7 Henri Stroethoff, Dutch actor (A Chique Little Boy, Bright Paradise), dies at 60
  • Jan 8 Eurosia Fabris, Italian Catholic (model of holiness in the daily life of a Catholic family), dies at 65
  • Jan 13 Sophia of Prussia, consort of Constantine I of Greece (b. 1870)
  • Jan 15 Georg Kerschensteiner, German educationalist, dies at 77
  • Jan 17 Albert Jacka, VC, Australian soldier (b. 1893)
  • Jan 21 [Giles] Lytton Strachey, English biographer and critic, dies at 51
  • Jan 24 Alfred Yarrow, English shipbuilder (b. 1842)
  • Jan 26 William K Wrigley, owner (Wrigley Gum, Chicago Cubs), dies
  • Jan 28 Franz Xavier Arens, composer, dies at 75
  • Feb 2 Agha Petros, Assyrian nationalist leader

Person of interestMad Dog Coll

Feb 8 [Vincent] Mad Dog Coll, Irish-American mob hitman, murdered at 23 by the Dutch Schultz gang

Mob Hitman Mad Dog Coll
Mob Hitman
Mad Dog Coll
  • Feb 9 Junnosuke Inouye, Japanese minister of Finance, murdered

Person of interestEdgar Wallace

Feb 10 Edgar Wallace, English novelist, playwright and journalist (The Terror, The Four Just Men) who created King Kong, dies of diabetes at 76

  • Feb 15 Minnie Maddern Fiske, actress (Henrik Ibsen's plays), dies at 66
  • Feb 16 Ferdinand Buisson, French pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1841)

  • Feb 17 Frans Gailliard, Belgian painter and graphic artist (Egina), dies at 70
  • Feb 18 Frederik Augustus III, King of Saxon (1904-18), dies at 66
  • Feb 27 William Southam, Canadian newspaper publisher, dies at 88
  • Feb 28 Guillaume Bigourdan, French astronomer (b. 1851)
  • Feb 29 "Big Ed" Morris, pitcher (Boston Red Sox), dies
  • Mar 1 Dino Campana, Italian poet (Canti Orfici), dies at 46
  • Mar 1 Frank Teschemacher, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1906)
  • Mar 3 Eugene Francis Charles D'Albert, German pianist and composer (Golem), dies at 67
  • Mar 5 Takuma Dan, Japanese baron/financier/industrial, murdered

Person of interestJohn Philip Sousa

Mar 6 John Philip Sousa, US composer (Stars & Stripes Forever), dies at 77

  • Mar 7 Aristide Briand, 11 x Prime Minister of France (Nobel Peace Prize 1926), dies at 69
  • Mar 8 Jan de Louter, Dutch lawyer and tutor of Dutch Queen Wilhelmina, dies at 84
  • Mar 11 Dora Carrington, British Bloomsbury artist commits suicide aged 38
  • Mar 12 Ivar Kreuger, "Swedish Match King" industrialist, commits suicide

Person of interestGeorge Eastman

Mar 14 George Eastman, American inventor (Kodak camera and founder of the Eastman Kodak Company), shoots himself in the heart at 77

Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company George Eastman
Founder of the Eastman Kodak Company
George Eastman
  • Mar 20 Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, Russian biologist (artificial insemination of animals), dies at 61
  • Mar 24 George Robert Canning, cricketer (the 4th Lord Harris), dies
  • Mar 26 Jean Cartan, composer, dies at 25
  • Apr 2 Hugo Kaun, German composer, dies at 69
  • Apr 2 Bill Pickett, American cowboy and rodeo performer who invented bulldogging, dies after being kicked in the head by a bronco at 61
  • Apr 4 Ottokar Czernin, Austro-Hungarian diplomat (Imperial Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary) and politician, dies at 59
  • Apr 4 Wilhelm Ostwald, physical chemist (Nobel 1909), dies
  • Apr 7 Erv A Kelley, US policeman, shot to death by Pretty Boy Floyd
  • Apr 10 André Baillon, Belgian-French author (& sabots), dies at 56
  • Apr 13 Johannes T de Visser, 1st Dutch Min of Education, dies at 75 [or 14th]

  • Apr 19 Wladyslaw Rzepko, composer, dies at 77
  • Apr 20 Giuseppe Peano, Italian mathematician and glottologist, dies at 73
  • Apr 26 Bill Lockwood, cricketer (43 wickets in 12 Tests for England), dies
  • Apr 27 Hart Crane, American poet (The Bridge), commits suicide at 32 by jumping overboard into the Gulf of Mexico
  • May 1 Paul Doumer, President France (1931-32), assassin by Russia's Paul Gargalov
  • May 3 Anton Wildgans, Austr writer (Dies Irae)/dir Burgtheater, dies at 51
  • May 3 Anton Wildgans, Austrian poet and playwright (Armut), dies at 51
  • May 7 Albert Thomas, French socialist politician (Minister of Armament WW1), dies at 53
  • May 15 Ki Inukai, premier Japan (1931-32), murdered
  • May 16 Ki Imukai, premier of Japan (1931-32), murdered
  • May 16 William Pember Reeves, politician/poet, dies
  • May 20 Bipin Chandra Pal, Indian nationalist and freedom fighter, dies at 73
  • May 22 Augusta, Lady Gregory, Irish playwright (Gold Apple) and patron of Yeats, dies at 80
  • Jun 5 Henry Taberer, cricket (bowl Trumper only Test wkt for South Africa), dies
  • Jun 7 Emil Paur, Austrian conductor, dies at 76
  • Jun 9 Natalia Janotha, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 12 René de Clerq, Flemish poet/writer (Book of Love), dies
  • Jun 12 Theodorus Heemskerk, lawyer/Dutch sec of state (1866..88), dies at 79
  • Jun 14 Dorimène Roy Desjardins, Canadian business pioneer
  • Jun 16 Frederik W Van Oaths, psychiatrist/writer (Blades of Grass), dies
  • Jun 16 Frederik Willem van Eeden, Dutch utopian writer (Walden), dies at 72
  • Jun 19 Solomon Tshkisho Platje, South African writer, dies
  • Jun 21 Marshall Taylor, American track cyclist and the first African American to achieve the level of world champion (1899 world track championships), dies from a heart attack at 53
  • Jun 22 Tommy Treichel, American professional wrestler (b. 1892)
  • Jul 2 Manuel II, last King of Portugal (1908-10), dies at 43
  • Jul 5 Sasha Chorny [Alexander Mikhailovich Glikberg], Russian poet, dies at 51
  • Jul 6 Kenneth Grahame, English author (The Wind in the Willows), dies at 73
  • Jul 7 Alexander Grin, Russian novelist (Jessie and Morgiana), dies at 51
  • Jul 7 Henry Eyster Jacobs, American Lutheran theologian, dies at 87
  • Jul 9 Henry Howell, English cricket fast bowler (5 Tests 1920-24), dies

Person of interestKing C. Gillette

Jul 9 King C. Gillette, American businessman and inventor of inexpensive and disposable safety razor blades, dies at 77

Businessman and Inventor King C. Gillette
Businessman and Inventor
King C. Gillette
  • Jul 11 Nathaniel Niles, American figure skater and tennis player, dies at 46
  • Jul 20 René Bazin, French novelist (b. 1853)
  • Jul 21 Bill Gleason, late 19th century baseball player
  • Jul 22 Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., American theatre producer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 65
  • Jul 22 Roosje Vos, Dutch trade union leader, dies at 71
  • Jul 22 Roses Fox, Trade union leader, dies at 71
  • Jul 22 Errico Malatesta, Italian anarchist (b. 1853)
  • Jul 22 Reginald Fessenden, Canadian inventor and radio pioneer (b. 1866)
  • Jul 23 Tenby Davies, Welsh half-mile world champion runner, dies at 48
  • Jul 25 Cyriel Buysse, Flemish baron and writer (It Bolleken), dies at 72
  • Jul 31 Francesco Paolo Neglia, composer, dies at 58
  • Aug 1 Arnold Fothergill, cricketer (8 wickets in 2 Tests for Eng 1889), dies
  • Aug 2 Gheorghe Cucu, composer, dies at 50
  • Aug 5 Israël Querido, Dutch writer (Jordan), dies at 59
  • Aug 9 John Charles Fields, Canadian mathematician and founder of the Fields Medal, dies after a three-month illness at 69
  • Aug 10 Rin Tin Tin, American Hollywood shepherd dog (Clash of the Wolves), dies at 13
  • Aug 20 Emille-Louis-Victor Mathieu, composer, dies at 87
  • Aug 20 Paul Keller, German writer (Vergrabenes Gut), dies at 59
  • Aug 20 Tadeusz Joteyko, composer, dies at 60
  • Aug 21 Frederick Corder, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 30 Willem Marinus van Rossum, Dutch cardinal and prefect of Propaganda Fide, dies at 77
  • Sep 5 Paul Bern, husband of Jean Harlow, dies
  • Sep 5 Francisco Acebal, Spanish novelist, playwright and journalist (b. 1866)
  • Sep 10 Percy Fletcher, composer, dies at 52
  • Sep 11 Franciszek Zwirko and Stanislaw Wigura, Polish pilots (Żwirko b. 1895 Wigura b. 1901)
  • Sep 13 Julius Rontgen, composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 13 Paul Gorguloff, murderer of French President Doumer, beheaded
  • Sep 14 Jean Emile Paul Cras, composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 15 Charles Hutchison Gabriel, composer, dies at 76
  • Sep 16 Ronald Ross, British pathologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, dies at 75
  • Sep 20 Max Slevogt, German painter, dies at 63
  • Sep 20 Wovoka, Paiute visionary
  • Oct 18 Ioannis Chrysafis, Greek gymnast (b. 1873)
  • Oct 19 Arthur Friedheim, Russian composer, dies at 72
  • Oct 22 Anna Dickinson, dies just a week shy of her 90th birthday
  • Oct 29 Joseph Babinski, Polish-French neurologist (Babinski reflex), dies at 74
  • Oct 30 Paul S Methuen, English baron/fieldmarshal/gov of Natal, dies at 87
  • Nov 4 Belle Bennett, actress (Iron Mask), dies at 41
  • Nov 9 Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Russian 2nd wife of Joseph Stalin, commits suicide at 31
  • Nov 16 Carry van Bruggen, [de Haan], Dutch author (Eva), dies at 51
  • Nov 19 Marie MJ Poupelet, French sculptor/poster artist, dies
  • Nov 21 Vito Pardo, Italian sculptor (Columbus monument Argentina), dies
  • Nov 21 Pietro Bonfante, Italian lawyer (Roman law) and historian, dies at 68
  • Nov 22 William Walker Atkinson, American author (b. 1862)
  • Nov 23 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), dies at 63
  • Nov 27 Evelyn Preer, African-American actress (Homesteader, Spider's Webs), dies at 36
  • Dec 1 Amadeo Vives, composer, dies at 61
  • Dec 4 Gustav Meyrink, writer, dies at 64
  • Dec 12 Egon Richter, writer, dies
  • Dec 13 Georgios Jakobides, Greek painter (b. 1853)
  • Dec 18 Eduard "Ede" Bernstein, German marxist/revisionist, dies at 82
  • Dec 19 Yoon Bong-Gil, Korean activist (b. 1908)
  • Dec 24 Eyvind Alnaes, composer, dies at 60
  • Dec 28 John Blackham, cricketer (35 Tests as Aust WK, caught 37), dies