Famous Deaths in 1936

  • Jan 2 Sir Francis Newdegate, Governor of Tasmania, Western Australia (b. 1862)
  • Jan 6 Charles A Stoneham, pres (NY Giants), dies
  • Jan 7 Howard Francis, cricketer (2 Tests S Af v Eng 1898-99, 39 runs), dies
  • Jan 7 Guy d'Hardelot, French composer, best known for Because (b. 1858)
  • Jan 9 John Gilbert, American actor, screenwriter and director (The Hater of Men, Man, Woman and Sin), dies from a heart attack at 40
  • Jan 10 Charles Wright, cricketer (3 Tests England v South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • Jan 15 Henry Forster, cricket (Hants & Oxford U, Gov-Gen of Australia), dies
  • Jan 16 Albert Fish, American serial killer, executed at 65
  • Jan 17 Mateiu Caragiale, Romanian author (b. 1885)

Person of interestRudyard Kipling

Jan 18 Rudyard Kipling, English author (Gunga Din, Nobel 1907), dies at 70

Person of interestGeorge V

Jan 20 George V, King of Britain (1910-36), dies at 70

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • Jan 22 Louis Glass, Danish composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 23 Dame Clara Butt, alto singer (Country of Hope & Glory), dies at 62
  • Jan 28 Richard Loeb, American Murder, killed Bobby Franks along with Nathan Leopold, killed in prison at 30
  • Feb 1 Georgios Kondylis, general of the Greek army and Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1878)
  • Feb 3 Sophie of Schönburg-Waldenburg, consort of William of Wied, Prince of Albania (b.1885)
  • Feb 4 Wilhelm Gustloff, German leader of the Swiss Nazi party (b. 1895)
  • Feb 9 Jacques Bainville, French historian/essayist/journalist, dies at 57
  • Feb 16 Tommy Ward, South African cricket wicket keeper (23 Tests), electrocuted at 48
  • Feb 16 James Harvey Robinson, American historian (Ordeal of Civilization), dies at 72
  • Feb 17 Erich Schaeder, German theologist (Theozentrische), dies at 74
  • Feb 19 Charles Harding Firth, British historian (b. 1857)
  • Feb 20 John Hope, president of Atlanta University, dies at 67
  • Feb 20 Max Schreck, German actor (Count Orlok-Nosferatu), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Feb 22 Johan M Skjoldborg, Danish writer (Dynaes Digte), dies at 74

Person of interestIvan Pavlov

Feb 27 Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist and pioneer in psychology (Nobel Prize 1904), dies at 86

Physiologist Ivan Pavlov
Physiologist
Ivan Pavlov
  • Feb 27 Joshua W. Alexander, U.S. Secretary of Commerce under Woodrow Wilson (b. 1852)
  • Feb 28 Pedro Munoz Seca, La Caraba/La oca, dies at 55
  • Feb 28 Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1866)
  • Feb 28 Charles Nicolle, French bacteriologist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69
  • Mar 4 Ruben Mattias Liljefors, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 6 Josef Stransky, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 6 Rubin Goldmark, composer, dies at 63

Person of interestDavid Beatty

Mar 12 David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet during World War I (Battle of Jutland), dies of heart failure at 65

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • Mar 15 John Scott Haldane, Scottish physiologist, dies at 75
  • Mar 16 Marguerite Durand, French journalist and feminist (b. 1864)
  • Mar 18 Egon Friedell, Austrian journalist, actor and writer (Kleine Portratgalerie, Der Partylowe), commits suicide to avoid arrest by the Gestapo at 58
  • Mar 18 Eleftherios Venizelos, Former Prime minister of Greece
  • Mar 20 Durant Clifford Parkin, cricketer (Tests for South Africa 1891-92), dies
  • Mar 21 Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov, composer (Chopiniana), dies at 70
  • Mar 30 Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer (b. 1895)
  • Apr 1 Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer, dies at 61
  • Apr 2 Jean-Baptiste Eugène Estienne, French general (Father of The Tank), dies at 75
  • Apr 3 Bruno Hauptmann, convicted Lindbergh baby killer, executed
  • Apr 8 Robert Bárány, Austrian physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1876)
  • Apr 9 Ferdinand Tönnies, German sociologist and philosopher, dies at 80
  • Apr 11 Mitya Stillman, composer, dies at 44
  • Apr 13 Demertzis, Greek premier, dies
  • Apr 13 Milton Brown, American swing bandleader (b. 1903)
  • Apr 17 Charles J M Ruys de Beerenbrouck, Dutch PM (1918-23, 29-33), dies
  • Apr 18 Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer (Belkis), dies at 56

  • Apr 18 Seaborn McDaniel Denson, American composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 23 Teresa de la Parra, Venezuelan writer (b. 1889)
  • Apr 24 Alphons Diepenbrock, composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 24 Bernard van Dieren, composer, dies at 51
  • Apr 24 Finley Peter Dunne, American journalist and humorist (Mr Dooley), dies at 68
  • Apr 26 Tammany Young, American actor (b.1886)
  • Apr 27 Frederik August Stoett, Dutch linguist (Dutch Proverbs), dies at 72
  • Apr 27 Karl Pearson, British statistician (leading founder of the modern field of statistics), dies at 79
  • Apr 28 Fuʾād I [Aḥmad Fuʾād Pasha], King of Egypt (1922-36), dies at 68
  • Apr 29 Florentinus M Wibaut, Amsterdam social alderman, dies at 76
  • Apr 30 A. E. Housman, English poet (A Shropshire Lad), dies at 77
  • May 6 Hans Jelmoli, Swiss pianist and composer, dies at 59
  • May 8 Oswald Spengler, German philosopher (Underworld of Abendlandes), dies
  • May 14 Edmund Allenby, Viscount Allenby, English Fieldmarshal, General in Egypt during WWI, dies at 74
  • May 14 Samuel Pierre l'Honoré Naber, Dutch rear-admiral and librarian, dies at 71
  • May 17 Panagis Tsaldaris, twice Greek prime minister (b. 1868)
  • May 18 Alick Maclean, composer, dies at 63
  • May 25 Ján Levoslav Bella, Slovak composer, dies at 92
  • Jun 3 Clara Noyes, American nurse (head of the American Red Cross WW1), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • Jun 7 Stjepan Seljan, Croatian explorer (b. 1875)
  • Jun 11 Robert E. Howard, American author (b. 1906)
  • Jun 11 Julius Nieuwland, Belgian-American chemist (inventor of neoprene), dies at 58
  • Jun 12 Isidore Weiss, French world checker champion, dies
  • Jun 12 Karl Kraus, Austrian satirical writer, dies at 62
  • Jun 12 M. R. James, English scholar and author (Ghost Stories of an Antiquary), dies at 73
  • Jun 14 G. K. Chesterton [Gilbert Keith], English writer/poet (Father Brown), dies at 62
  • Jun 16 Leib Malach, Yiddish writer, dies
  • Jun 17 Henry B Walthall, American actor (The Birth of a Nation, Klondike), dies at 58

Person of interestMaxim Gorky

Jun 18 Maxim Gorky, [Alexei M Peshkov], Russian writer (Mother), dies at 68

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • Jun 19 John Sharpe, cricketer (1-eyed fast bowler for England 1891-92), dies
  • Jun 22 Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher assassinated at 54 by former student Johann Nelböck
  • Jun 24 Nandor Zsolt, composer, dies at 49
  • Jul 2 Harry Northrup [Henri N.], French-born American poet and actor (The Heart of Maryland, The Unchastened Woman), dies at 60
  • Jul 11 James Murray, American actor (The Crowd, The Shakedown), drowns at 35
  • Jul 13 Izydor Lotto, composer, dies at 91
  • Jul 13 Jose Calvo Sotelo, Spanish minister of Finance, murdered at 43
  • Jul 20 Arthur Battelle Whiting, American composer and teacher, dies at 75
  • Jul 20 Jose Sanjurjo, Spanish general (Morocco) and high director, dies at 64
  • Jul 24 James Philip Dunn, composer, dies at 52
  • Jul 24 Georg Michaelis, Chancellor of German Empire, dies at 78
  • Jul 30 Adolf Philipp, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 2 Louis Blériot, French aviator who made the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier than air aircraft, dies of a heart attack at 64
  • Aug 4 Henry Schoenfeld, composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 11 Blas Infante, Spanish writer and politician (b. 1885)
  • Aug 14 Rainey Bethea, American murderer, hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky, last US public hanging
  • Aug 15 Grazia Deledda, Sardina/Italian author (Nobel 1926), dies at 64
  • Aug 15 Stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 15 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (The Mikado), dies at 71
  • Aug 17 Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Surgery & Foules), dies at 36
  • Aug 19 Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet/composer, murdered at 37 or 38
  • Aug 22 Juliette Adam-Lamber, French author (Salon/Nouvelle Revue), dies at 99
  • Aug 25 Grigory Zinoviev [Hirsch Apfelbaum], Russian revolutionary, dies at 52
  • Sep 3 Nikita Balieff, Armenian vaudevillian and impressario (b. 1876 or 1877)
  • Sep 5 Gustave Kahn, French Symbolist poet and art critic (b. 1859)
  • Sep 12 Hermann Hirt, German linguist (Indo-European Grammar), dies at 70
  • Sep 14 Ossip Gabrilovich, composer, dies at 58
  • Sep 15 Bela Anton Szabados, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 16 Irving Thalberg, US producer (MGM), dies
  • Sep 16 Karl Buresch, Austrian lawyer and politician, dies at 57
  • Sep 17 Ettie Annie Rout, New Zealand activist (b. 1877)
  • Sep 19 Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (b. 1860)
  • Sep 26 Harriet Monroe, US poet (Poet's Life), dies at 75
  • Oct 1 Oscar DaCosta, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 5 Tests 30-35), dies at 28
  • Oct 2 G H Simpson-Hayward, cricketer (Eng 1910, great lob bowlers), dies

Person of interestJohn Heisman

Oct 3 John Heisman, American football coach who legalized the forward pass, originated the center snap and for which the Heisman Trophy is named, dies of pneumonia at 66

American Football Coach John Heisman
American Football Coach
John Heisman
  • Oct 5 Jan J Slauerhoff, Dutch ship doc/writer (Seaman's Grave), dies at 38
  • Oct 8 William Henry Stark, American business leader (b. 1851)
  • Oct 8 Red Ames, American baseball player (NY Giants), dies at 54
  • Oct 12 B L T Bosanquet, cricketer (1st great googly bowler, England), dies
  • Oct 19 Lu Xun, Chinese writer (b. 1881)
  • Oct 20 Anne Sullivan [Johanna Macy], American teacher who educated Helen Keller, dies at 70
  • Oct 23 (Marie) Louise Hens, Flemish actress (Bitter Pill), dies at 80
  • Oct 25 Jaime de Magalhes Lima, Portuguese author/poet, dies at 76
  • Oct 26 Bob Dellemijn, Lourdes-ganger/Franco-volunteer, dies in battle at 18
  • Oct 28 E G Winkler, writer, dies
  • Oct 29 Ramiro de Maeztu, Spanish writer (Don Quixote & Celestine), dies at 61
  • Oct 30 Teddy Wynyard, cricketer (three Tests for England 1896-1906), dies
  • Nov 2 Martin Lowry, English chemist (Brønsted–Lowry acid–base theory), dies at 62
  • Nov 3 Filip Lazar, Romanian composer, dies at 42
  • Nov 6 Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (b. 1864)
  • Nov 10 Louis Gustave Binger, French officer and explorer (b. 1856)
  • Nov 11 Edward German, composer, dies at 74
  • Nov 17 Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Austrian contralto (b. 1861)
  • Nov 19 Buenaventura Durruti, Spanish anarchists army leader, dies in battle
  • Nov 20 Jose A Primo de Rivera, Spanish lawyer and politician (founder of Spanish Falange), executed at 33
  • Nov 22 Louis Apol, Dutch painter, etcher and literary, dies at 86
  • Dec 2 John Ringling, American circus owner (b. 1866)
  • Dec 10 Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer (Six Characters in Search of An Author-Nobel 1934), dies at 69
  • Dec 10 Robert Abel, cricketer (744 runs in 13 Tests for Eng 1888-1902), dies
  • Dec 18 Andrija Mohorovičić, Austro-Hungarian-born Yugoslav seismologist (b. 1857)
  • Dec 20 Baron De Borchgrave, Belgian ambassador, murdered in Madrid
  • Dec 24 Dragutin Gorjanovic-Kramberger, Croatian paleontologist (discovery and descriptions of the Neandertal remains from the Huŝnjakova rock shelter at Krapina in northwestern Croatia), dies at 80
  • Dec 25 Pierre Maurice, Swiss composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 27 Hans von Seeckt, German Gen/advisor of Chiang Kai-shek, dies at 70
  • Dec 31 Miguel de Unamuno Jugo, Span philosopher/poet (Cancionero), dies at 72
  • Dec 31 William FA Ellison, Irish clergyman/astronomer, dies at 72