On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1933

  • Jan 3 Wilhelm Cuno, German Reich's chancellor (1922-23) and businessman, dies at 56
  • Jan 3 Jack Pickford, Canadian-American actor (The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come), dies at 37
  • Jan 4 Lucas Lindeboom, Dutch evangelist (Vredebond), dies at 87

Person of interestCalvin Coolidge

Jan 5 Calvin Coolidge, 30th President (1923-29), dies in Mass at 60

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • Jan 5 Arthur Borton, English soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross, dies at 49
  • Jan 6 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist, dies at 84
  • Jan 7 Herbert "Bert" Hinkler, Australian aviator who made first solo flight from England to Australia (1928), dies in a plane crash at 40
  • Jan 9 Daphne Akhurst Cozens, Australian tennis player (5-time Australasian C'ship winner), dies of ectopic pregnancy at 29
  • Jan 12 Václav Suk, Czech-born Russian composer and violinist, dies at 71
  • Jan 17 John Hodges, Australian cricketer (6 wickets in Australia's 1st two Tests), dies
  • Jan 17 Louis Comfort Tiffany, American artist and designer (b. 1848)
  • Jan 21 George A. Moore, Irish novelist (b. 1852)
  • Jan 26 Alva Belmont, American socialite (b. 1853)
  • Jan 28 Theodor Birt [Beatus Rhenanus], German classicist and writer, dies at 80
  • Jan 29 Sara Teasdale, American poet (b. 1884)
  • Jan 31 John Galsworthy, English author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932), dies at 65

  • Feb 4 Archibald Sayce, English educator (b. 1846)
  • Feb 7 Albert Apponyi, Hungarian politician (Minister of Religion and Education of Hungary), dies at 86
  • Feb 12 Henri Duparc, French composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 16 Archie Jackson, Austrian cricketer, dies at 23
  • Feb 17 Henri Viotta, Dutch conductor and composer (Handbook of Music), dies at 84
  • Feb 18 James J. Corbett, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1892-97), dies at 66
  • Feb 19 Arnold Mendelssohn, German composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 24 Spottiswoode Aitken, Scottish actor (The Birth of a Nation, The Avenging Conscience), dies at 65
  • Feb 26 Antoni Nicolau, Spanish composer and conductor, dies at 74
  • Feb 26 Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (b. 1853)
  • Mar 1 Uładzimir Žyłka, Belarusian poet, dies at 32

Person of interestThomas J. Walsh

Mar 2 Thomas J. Walsh, United States Senator (Montana), dies of a heart attack at 73

Lawyer and Politician Thomas J. Walsh
Lawyer and Politician
Thomas J. Walsh
  • Mar 4 Willie Walker, US jazz singer and guitarist (Dupree Blues), dies at 36
  • Mar 6 Anton Cermak, American politician (44th Mayor of Chicago, 1931-33), dies 23 days after being shot in Miami at 59
  • Mar 6 Anton J Cermak, US mayor of Chicago, murdered
  • Mar 14 Balto, husky dog who brought back the antitoxin in 1925
  • Mar 16 Alfred Haar, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 47
  • Mar 17 Ferdinand Von Alten, German-Russian actor (Champagne), dies at 48
  • Mar 18 Luigi A duke of the Abruzzi, Italian explorer (Ruwenzori), dies at 60
  • Mar 20 Giuseppe [Joe] Zangara, electrocuted for assassination attempt on FDR

  • Mar 26 Eddie Lang [Salvatore Massaro], American jazz guitarist known as the "father of jazz guitar", dies at 30
  • Mar 27 Lionel Palairet, British cricketer (49 runs in 2 Tests for England 1902), dies at 62
  • Mar 29 Alexander Schmuller, Russian-Dutch violinist and conductor, dies at 52
  • Apr 1 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), dies at 64
  • Apr 2 Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, Indian cricketer (989 Test runs, 1st-class avg 56) and politician (Maharaja of Nawanagar), dies at 60
  • Apr 6 Elizabeth Bacon Custer, American author, public speaker and wife of George Armstrong Custer, dies at 90
  • Apr 7 Jan Erik/Eric Jan Hanussen, Berlin astrologist/illusionist, murdered
  • Apr 9 Sigfrid Karg-Elert, German composer, dies at 55
  • Apr 22 Henry Royce, English industrialist and automobile founder (Rolls-Royce), dies at 70

Person of interestTim Keefe

Apr 23 Tim Keefe, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (Triple Crown 1888; MLB record 0.86 ERA, single season 1880; NY Giants), dies at 76

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • Apr 24 Felix Adler, German-American educator of political and social ethics, dies at 81
  • Apr 28 Robin Irvine, British actor (Easy Virtue, When Boys Leave Home), dies of pleurisy at 31
  • Apr 29 Constantine P Cavafy, Egyptian Greek poet, journalist and civil servant, dies at 70
  • Apr 30 Luis Sanchez Cerro, President of Peru, assassinated by Hurtado de Mendoza
  • May 13 Paul Ernst, German writer, dies at 67
  • May 15 Ernest Torrence, Scottish actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies from complications following surgery for gall stones at 54
  • May 21 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69
  • May 25 James E. Kelly, American sculptor "Sculptor of American History", dies at 77

Person of interestJimmie Rodgers

May 26 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, dies of a pulmonary hemorrhage at 35

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers
  • May 26 Horatio Bottomley, British financier and politician (b. 1860)
  • May 29 Frank Sugg, cricketer (batted in 2 Tests for England 1888), dies
  • Jun 2 Frank Jarvis, American athlete (Olympic 100m Champion-1900), dies at 54
  • Jun 3 William Muldoon, American wrestler and owner of NY health institute "The Olympia", dies at 88
  • Jun 14 Albert Ross Parsons, American composer, dies at 85
  • Jun 20 Clara Zetkin, German feminist, Socialist, and Communist leader, dies at 75
  • Jun 22 Henry Birkin, British racing driver (Bentley Boys), dies at 36
  • Jun 24 Sissieretta Joyner Jones, "Black Patti", American singer, dies at about 64
  • Jun 29 Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, American actor (The Bell Boy, Moonshine, Keystone comedies), dies from a heart attack at 46

Person of interestHipólito Yrigoyen

Jul 3 Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (1916-22, 1928-30), dies at 80

Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen
Argentine President
Hipólito Yrigoyen
  • Jul 6 Robert Kajanus, Finnish conductor and composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 7 John M. Acket, Dutch literary (New Friends), dies at 70
  • Jul 8 Anthony Hope, British author (b. 1863)
  • Jul 12 Willem H Drucker, lawyer, dies at 45
  • Jul 15 Irving Babbitt, American writer (Democracy & Leadership), dies at 67
  • Jul 15 Freddie Keppard, American musician (b. 1890)
  • Jul 23 Max Schillings, German composer/conductor (Mona Lisa), dies at 65
  • Jul 24 Max von Schillings, German composer and conductor (Der Pfeifertag), dies at 65
  • Jul 27 James E. Talmage, English religious leader (LDS Church apostle), dies at 70
  • Jul 29 Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 3 Arthur Collins, singer/comedian (Peerless Quartet), dies at 69
  • Aug 13 Paul Joseph Guillaume Hillemacher, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 22 Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses), dies at 62
  • Aug 23 Adolph Loos, Austrian architect, dies at 62
  • Aug 28 Helen Dunbar, American actress (b. 1863)
  • Aug 29 Georgy Eduardovich Konyus, composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 29 Frank Cavanagh, American football player and coach, dies at 57
  • Sep 7 Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon and Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies at 71
  • Sep 8 Faisal I ibn Hussein ibn Ali, 1st king of Iraq/Syria, dies at 50
  • Sep 16 George Gore, American baseball player, dies at 79
  • Sep 17 Joseph De Piro, Maltese founder of the Missionary Society of St. Paul, dies at 55
  • Sep 20 Annie Besant, English social reformer and supporter of Indian independence, dies at 85
  • Sep 21 Eduard van Oort, Dutch ornithologist (Ornithology of Netherlands), dies at 56
  • Sep 24 Mike Donlin, American baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 55
  • Sep 24 Alice Muriel Williamson, British novelist (b. 1869)
  • Sep 25 Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist, dies at 53

  • Sep 25 Ring Lardner, American writer (b. 1885)
  • Sep 29 Margaret Talmadge, dies
  • Oct 3 Young Stribling, American boxer (vs Max Schmeling, Ring Magazine fight of the year 1931), dies in a motor cycle accident at 28
  • Oct 5 Nikolaj N Joedenitsj, Russian general/contra revolutionary, dies at 71
  • Oct 5 Renee Adoree, actress (Big Parade), dies at 35
  • Oct 5 Nikolai Nikolayevich Yudenich, Russian WWI general, dies at 71
  • Oct 6 Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili, composer, dies at 62
  • Oct 11 Josef Hofmiller, writer, dies
  • Oct 25 Lillian Hall-Davies actress (Farmer's Wife, Ring), dies at 36
  • Oct 27 Julius Klengel, German cellist and composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 27 Meir Shapira, rabbi/organizer (Daf Yomi), dies
  • Oct 29 Paul Painlevé, French Prime Minister (1917, 1925), dies at 69
  • Oct 29 Albert Calmette, French physician, bacteriologist and immunologist (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin), dies at 70
  • Oct 30 Guillermo M. Tomás, Cuban composer, dies at 65
  • Nov 3 Emile Roux, French scientist (b. 1853)
  • Nov 5 Texas Guinan, American saloon keeper, actress, and musician (b. 1884)
  • Nov 8 Mohammed Nadir Shah, King of Afghanistan (1929-33), assassinated at 50 by Abdul Khaliq during a graduation ceremony at a high school in Kabul
  • Nov 12 James T. Kelley, Irish actor (The Rink, The Immigrant), dies at 79
  • Nov 15 Affie Jarvis, cricketer (11 Tests for Australia, 9 catches), dies
  • Nov 19 Enrique José Varona, Cuban author, dies at 84
  • Nov 26 Edward Julius Biedermann, American organist and composer, dies at 84
  • Nov 30 Arthur Currie, Canadian soldier (fought in WWI), dies at 57
  • Dec 2 Josef Gruber, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 78
  • Dec 3 Richard Henry Warren, American organist and composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 4 Stefan George, German poet (Das neue Reich), dies at 65
  • Dec 9 Morice Bird, cricketer (scored 280 runs in 10 Tests for England), dies
  • Dec 11 Emile Wauters, Belgian painter (Van der Goes Klooster), dies at 87
  • Dec 12 Theodore Moses Tobani, German composer, dies at 78
  • Dec 17 Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Side-Studies), dies at 81
  • Dec 17 Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama, dies at 57
  • Dec 19 George Jackson Churchward, GWR Chief mechanical engineer. (b. 1857)
  • Dec 21 Knud J. V. Rasmussen, Danish Pole explorer (Thule), dies at 54
  • Dec 25 Francesc Macià, Catalonian statesman (b. 1859)
  • Dec 26 Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian Marxist revolutionary, author and literary critic, dies at 58
  • Dec 29 Joh Georghe Duca, premier of Romania, murdered