On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 1938

  • Nov 1 Francis Jammes, French poet and writer (Jammisme), dies at 69
  • Nov 7 Ernst vom Rath, German diplomat, assassinated at 29, providing the pretext for Kristallnacht
  • Nov 9 Vasily Blyukher, Soviet military commander (b.1889)
  • Nov 9 Edward Murray East, American botanist and geneticist who developed hybrid corn, dies at 59

Person of interestMustafa Kemal Atatürk

Nov 10 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 1st President of Turkey (1923-38) and founder of the Republic of Turkey, dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 57

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Person of interestTyphoid Mary

Nov 11 Mary Mallon, Irish-American patient best known as 'Typhoid Mary' and the first person in the United States known to be immune to typhoid, dies at 69

  • Nov 15 George Glover, cricketer (Test for South Africa 1895-96), dies
  • Nov 17 Ante Trumbić, Croatian politician (23rd Mayor of Split), dies at 74
  • Nov 19 Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (b. 1866)
  • Nov 20 Enzo Matsunaga, Japanese writer (b. 1895)
  • Nov 20 Edwin Hall, American physicist (discovered Hall effect), dies at 83
  • Nov 20 Maud of Wales, Queen of Norway, spouse of King Haakon VII, dies at 68
  • Nov 21 Leopold Godowsky, Polish pianist and composer (Java Suite, 53 Studies on Chopin's Études) dies of stomach cancer at 68
  • Nov 23 August Kiehl, Dutch actor (Op hoop van zegen, De kribbebijter), dies at 84
  • Nov 26 Henry Schultz, American economist (econometrics), dies at 45
  • Nov 30 Corneliu Zelea Codreanu, Romanian politician (founder and leader of the Iron Guard), dies at 39