Famous Deaths in 1934

  • Jan 1 Jakob Wassermann, writer, dies at 60
  • Jan 6 Herbert Chapman, Legendary Manager of Arsenal and Huddersfield Town (b. 1878)
  • Jan 8 Alexandre Stavisky, French swindler, dies
  • Jan 8 Andrei Bely [Boris Nikolaevich Bugaev], Russian writer (Petersburg), dies at 53
  • Jan 10 Marinus van der Lubbe, Dutch communist, beheaded in Berlin at 24
  • Jan 12 Pawel Kochanski, Polish violinist, composer and arranger (b. 1887)
  • Jan 12 Surya Sen "Master Da", Indian activist for independence (Chittagong armoury raid), hanged at 39
  • Jan 13 Jean-Baptiste Marchand, soldier/explorer (Sudan), dies at 70
  • Jan 13 Paul Ulrich Villard, French Chemist and Physicist who discovered gamma rays, dies at 73
  • Jan 15 Hermann Bahr, Austrian writer (Concert), dies at 70
  • Jan 15 Patrick O'Malley, US policeman, killed by John Dillinger
  • Jan 16 Annie Patterson, Irish composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 19 Armand Parent, composer, dies at 70
  • Jan 29 Fritz Haber, German chemist (Nobel 1918), dies at 65
  • Jan 30 Frank Nelson Doubleday, American publisher (b. 1862)
  • Feb 2 Ernesto Nazareth, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 16 Eduard Bagritsky, [Dzjubin], Russ poet/journalist, dies at 38
  • Feb 17 Albert I LCMM von Saksen-Coburg, king of Belgium (1909-34), dies at 58
  • Feb 17 Siegbert Tarrasch, German chess player (b. 1862)
  • Feb 22 Willem Kes, violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 78
  • Feb 23 Augusto Sandino, Nicaraguan patriot, assassinated by National Guard
  • Feb 23 Edward William Elgar, English composer (Coronation Ode), dies at 76
  • Feb 25 Daniel Protheroe, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 25 John McGraw, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder/manager (manager NY Giants World Series champions 1905, 21-22), dies of uremic poisoning at 60
  • Mar 3 Norman O'Neill, English composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 13 Fritz Cortolezis, composer, dies at 56

Person of interestDavidson Black

Mar 15 Davidson Black, Paleoanthropologist, dies while working alone during the night, in Beijing, China at 49

Paleoanthropologist Davidson Black
Paleoanthropologist
Davidson Black
  • Mar 19 Anthony J Block, lawyer (Dutch strafproces), dies at 66
  • Mar 20 A Emma W T von Waldeck-Pyrmont, Dutch queen (& regent), dies at 76
  • Mar 21 Franz Schreker, Austrian composer, dies after suffering from a stroke at 55
  • Mar 21 Lilyan Tashman, American actress (Millie, Bulldog Drummond), dies following cancer surgery at 34
  • Mar 22 Theophilos Hatzimihail, Greek painter (b. 1870)
  • Mar 26 Grete Gulbransson, Austrian writer and poet (Geliebte Schatten), dies at 51
  • Mar 27 Francis William Reitz, 5th State President of the Orange Free State (b. 1844)
  • Mar 29 Otto Hermann Kahn, German millionaire and benefactor (b. 1867)
  • Mar 31 Franz Ehrle, German jesuit/head of Vatican library, dies at 88
  • Apr 4 Braulio Dueno Colon, Puerto Rican composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 5 Salvatore Di Giacomo, composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 7 William Monroe Trotter, African, dies on 62nd birthday in Boston
  • Apr 14 Gerald du Maurier, British actor (Power, Escape!, Masks and Faces), at 61
  • Apr 14 Karl Dane, Danish-American comedian and actor (The Big Parade) dies at 47
  • Apr 30 William H. Welch, American pathologist who founded John Hopkins Hospital, dies at 75
  • May 1 Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko, composer, dies at 35
  • May 2 Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev, Russian Chemist who invented the first commercially viable and mass-produced synthetic rubber, dies at 59
  • May 7 Edward Naylor, English composer, dies at 67
  • May 11 Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (b. 1852)
  • May 14 Lou Criger, American baseball player (b. 1872)

Person of interestBonnie Parker

May 23 Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush in Louisiana at 23

American Outlaw Bonnie Parker
American Outlaw
Bonnie Parker

Person of interestClyde Barrow

May 23 Clyde Barrow, American outlaw (Bonnie & Clyde), killed in police ambush in Louisiana at 25

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • May 25 Gustav Theodore Holst, English composer (Ode to Death), dies at 59
  • May 27 Meijer Linnewiel, [Prof Kokadorus], Amsterdam street hawker, dies

  • May 29 Eugenie Besserer, actress (Anna Christie, Madame X), dies at 65
  • May 30 Tōgō Heihachirō, Imperial Japanese Navy admiral and one of Japan's greatest naval heroes, dies at 86
  • Jun 6 Julije Kempf, Croatian historian and writer (b. 1864)
  • Jun 6 Charles Francis Jenkins, American Inventor and early television pioneer (also invented the altimeter and automobile self-starter) dies at 66
  • Jun 8 Dorothy Dell [Goff], American child actress (Little Miss Marker, Wharf Angel), dies in a road accident at 19
  • Jun 10 Frederick Delius, British composer (A Mass of Life, Brigg Fair, In a Summer Garden), dies at 72
  • Jun 11 Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (b. 1896)
  • Jun 15 Alfred Bruneau, composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 18 Francisco Lacerda, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 21 Thorne Smith, American sci-fi author (Stray Lamb, Topper, Turnabout), dies at 42
  • Jun 27 Max Pallenberg, Austrian extempore farce actor (Morn to Midnight), husband of Operetta star Fritzi Massary, dies in air crash at 56
  • Jun 30 Ernst Rohm, German staff member, executed at 46
  • Jun 30 Gregor Strasser, German pharmacist/NSDAP-leader, murdered at 42
  • Jun 30 Karl Ernst, German SA-leader, murdered
  • Jun 30 Kurt von Schleiger, German chancellor (1932-33), murdered at 52
  • Jun 30 Gustav Ritter von Kahr, Prime Minister of Bavaria killed in the Night of the Long Knives murders (b. 1862)
  • Jun 30 Erich Klausener, Catholic politician killed in the Night of the Long Knives murders (b. 1885)
  • Jul 3 Henry WAE, Prince of Netherlands/father of Queen Juliana, dies
  • Jul 4 Hayyim Nahman Bialik, Jewish poet, dies at 61
  • Jul 4 Marie Curie, Polish-French scientist who discovered radium and the 1st woman to win a Nobel Prize (1903, 1911), dies at 66
  • Jul 6 Warden Uncle, [Edward Vermeulen], Flemish landlord/writer, dies at 73
  • Jul 7 Doodles Tapscott, cricketer (South African batsman 1922-23), dies
  • Jul 8 Benjamin Baillaud, French astronomer, dies at 1934
  • Jul 9 Otakar Zich, Czech composer, dies at 55
  • Jul 12 Ole Evinrude, Norwegian-American inventor and industrialist (b. 1877)

Person of interestKate Sheppard

Jul 13 Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, dies at 87

Suffragette Kate Sheppard
Suffragette
Kate Sheppard
  • Jul 15 Jules Renkin, Belgian PM (1931-32), dies
  • Jul 16 Alaska P. Davidson, America's first female FBI agent, dies at 66

Person of interestJohn Dillinger

Jul 22 John Dillinger, Notorious American bank robber, shot dead at 31 by federal agents at the Biograph Theater in Chicago

Gangster John Dillinger
Gangster
John Dillinger
  • Jul 25 Engelbert Dollfuss, Austrian chancellor assassinated by nazis
  • Jul 25 François Coty, French perfume manufacturer, dies at 60
  • Jul 25 Nestor Makhno, Ukrainian anarchist Insurrectionary leader, dies at 45
  • Jul 27 Louis HG Lyautey, French minister of Defense (1916-17), dies at 79
  • Jul 28 Louis Tancred, cricketer (fourteen Tests batting for South Africa 1905-14), dies

Person of interestMarie Dressler

Jul 28 Marie Dressler, Canadian-American actress (Dinner at 8, Anna Christie), dies at 65 of cancer

  • Jul 29 Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1883)
  • Aug 1 Piotr Maszyński, Polish composer, dies at 79

Person of interestPaul von Hindenburg

Aug 2 Paul von Hindenburg, German WW1 general and President of Germany (1925-34), dies of lung cancer at 86

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Aug 3 Carl F baron von Langen-Parow, German equestrian (Olympic gold 1928)
  • Aug 5 Neville Quinn, cricketer (12 Tests for South Africa), dies at 26
  • Aug 8 Wilbert Robinson, baseball manager (Bkln Dodgers), dies
  • Aug 10 John Kane, Scottish/US miner/painter, dies at 73
  • Aug 12 Hendrik P Berlage, architect (Stock exchange Amsterdam), dies at 78
  • Aug 18 Delilah L Beasley, US author/columnist (Oakland Tribune), dies at 61
  • Aug 28 Doris Ulmann, American photographer dies aged 52
  • Aug 30 Earnest L Wolzogen, German writer (That tolle Komtess), dies at 79
  • Aug 31 Jan Schaper, Dutch publicist and politician (SDAP), dies
  • Sep 2 Russ Columbo [Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolfo Colombo], American baritone, violinist and actor (You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love), is shot at 26
  • Sep 2 Alcide Nunez, American musician (b. 1884)
  • Sep 2 James Allan, New Zealand rugby union player, All Black (b. 1860)
  • Sep 10 George Henschel, composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 12 Catherine Breshkovsky, Babushka/Grandmother of Russian revolution, dies at 90
  • Sep 15 David Vaughan Thomas, Welsh musician and composer, dies at 61
  • Sep 17 Edmund van der Straeten, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 18 Marie Shotwell, actress (Sally of the Sawdust), dies at 54
  • Sep 22 Cecil Chubb, English barrister, gifted monument Stonehenge to the British nation, dies at 58
  • Sep 24 Edwin Lehare, composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 5 Jean Vigo, French actor and director (Zero For Conduct, L'Atlante), dies of complications from tuberculosis at 29
  • Oct 9 J-Louis-F Barthou, French writer/premier/foreign minister, murdered
  • Oct 9 King Alexander, of Yugoslavia, killed by Georgief (Croatian terrorist)
  • Oct 9 Regicide at Marseille: Vlado Chernozemski assassinates King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, Foreign Minister of France
  • Oct 12 Gertrude Käsebier, American photographer dies aged 82
  • Oct 15 Raymond Poincaré, premier/president France (1913-20), dies at 74
  • Oct 17 Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Spanish histologist and neuroscientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1852)
  • Oct 19 Johan J Arch, graphic artist (houtgravures), dies at 63
  • Oct 22 Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd, gangster, shot dead at 30 by FBI in Ohio
  • Oct 25 Frank Sprague, American Inventor of the first U.S. electric trolley system, dies at 77
  • Oct 29 Gustavo Emilio Campa, composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 8 Carlos Chagas, Brazilian sanitary physician, dies at 55
  • Nov 8 James Mark Baldwin, American Philosopher and Psychologist, dies at 73
  • Nov 15 Anton CR Dreesmann, German/Neth's manufacturer (Devout & D), dies
  • Nov 16 Alice Liddell, English schoolgirl model for Alice in Wonderland, dies at 82
  • Nov 16 Joachim Ringelantz, writer, dies
  • Nov 16 Carl von Linde, German engineer and chemist who invented mechanical refrigeration, dies at 92
  • Nov 17 Joachim Ringelnatz [Hans Bötticher], German writer and artist, dies at 51
  • Nov 20 Willem de Sitter, Dutch scientist (b. 1872)
  • Nov 23 Giovanni Brunero, Italian cyclist (b. 1895)
  • Nov 26 Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian historian and statesman, dies at 68
  • Nov 27 "Baby Face" Nelson, [Lester Gillis], gangster, shot by FBI at 26
  • Nov 27 Herman Hollis, FBI agent, killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • Nov 27 Sam Cowley, FBI agent, killed by Baby Face Nelson
  • Nov 30 Hélène Boucher, French aviatrix (b. 1908)
  • Dec 1 Sergei M Kirov, Josef Stalin's collaborator, assassinated in Leningrad
  • Dec 3 Charles James O'Donnell, Irish politician (b. 1849)
  • Dec 6 Duke Charles Michael of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1863)
  • Dec 8 Bernhard Seklas, composer, dies at 62
  • Dec 12 Thorleif Haug, Norwegian Nordic skier (b. 1894)
  • Dec 13 Thomas A. Watson, American assistant to Alexander Graham Bell (b. 1854)
  • Dec 15 Maggie L. Walker, African American teacher and businesswoman (1st female Bank President),dies at 69