On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1938

  • May 4 Carl von Ossietzky, German pacifist and writer (Nobel Peace Prize 1935), dies at 48
  • May 4 Kanō Jigorō, Japanese educator and the founder of Judo, dies at 77
  • May 9 Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist, dies at 72
  • May 10 Percy McAlister, Australian cricket batsman (8 Tests; Big Six cricket dispute 1912), dies at 68
  • May 11 Arnold Sauwen, Flemish poet (Hours of Solitude), dies at 81
  • May 13 Charles Edouard Guillaume, French physicist (1920 Nobel Prize for Physics), dies at 77
  • May 14 Jacobus C J "Jacques" Hermans, actor (Ghetto), dies at 81
  • May 16 Stephen Fairbairn, oarsman/coach, dies
  • May 17 Jakob Ehrlich, Austrian politician and Zionist, dies at 60
  • May 26 John Jacob Abel, American Pharmacologist (endocrine glands), dies at 81
  • May 30 Raden Soetomo, Indonesian freedom fighter, dies at 49