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 Edward Murray East, American botanist and geneticist who developed hybrid corn, dies at 59
  • Nov 9 Vasily Blyukher, Soviet military commander (b.1889)

Mustafa Kemal AtatürkMustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938)

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

Typhoid MaryTyphoid Mary (1869-1938)

Nov 11 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 existentialist philosopher, dies at 72
  • Nov 20 Edwin Hall, American physicist (discovered Hall effect), dies at 83
  • Nov 20 Enzo Matsunaga, Japanese writer (b. 1895)
  • Nov 20 Maud of Wales, Queen of Norway, spouse of King Haakon VII, dies at 68
  • Nov 21 Leopold Godowsky, Polish-American pianist, composer (Java Suite; Triakontameron; 53 Studies on Chopin's Études), and pedagogue, 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