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 9 Thomas B. Thrige, Danish industrialist, dies at 72
  • May 10 Percy McAlister, cricketer (8 Tests, punches Clem Hill in 1912), dies
  • May 11 Arnold Sauwen, Flemish poet (Hours of Solitude), dies at 81
  • May 13 Charles Edouard Guillaume, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1861)
  • 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 23 Philip Kleintjes, republic leader, dies at 70
  • May 26 John Jacob Abel, American Pharmacologist (endocrine glands), dies at 81
  • May 30 Raden Soetomo, Indonesian freedom fighter, dies at 49