On This Day

Famous People Who Died in February 1934

  • Feb 2 Ernesto Nazareth, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 16 Eduard Bagritsky, Russian-Soviet poet and journalist (South-West), dies at 38
  • Feb 17 Albert I, 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

Person of interestEdward Elgar

Feb 23 Edward Elgar, English composer (Coronation Ode, Pomp and Circumstance), dies of colorectal cancer at 76

Composer Edward Elgar
Composer
Edward Elgar
  • Feb 25 Daniel Protheroe, Welsh conductor and 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