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1927 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 1 Communist uprising in West Java

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Jan 1 Turkey adopts the Gregorian calendar: December 18, 1926 (Julian), is immediately followed by January 1, 1927 (Gregorian).

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Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
Pope Gregory XIII with the calendar that was to make his name
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  • Jan 6 US marines return to Nicaragua
  • Jan 7 Commercial transatlantic telephone service inaugurated between New York & London
  • Jan 9 Fire in Laurier Palace cinema in Montreal, 78 children died
  • Jan 13 US & Mexico battle over oil interests

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Jan 15 Tennessee Supreme Court overturns (on a technicality) John T. Scopes' guilty verdict for teaching evolution, but the law itself remains in force

Teacher Convicted for Teaching Evolution John T. Scopes
Teacher Convicted for Teaching Evolution
John T. Scopes
  • Jan 19 British government decides to send troops to China
  • Jan 28 Serbian-Croatian-Slavic government of Oezonowitsj falls
  • Jan 29 4th German government of Marx forms
  • Jan 30 Left wins national election in Thuringen
  • Jan 31 Internationall allied military command in Germany disbands
  • Feb 2 Harry Tierney/Joseph McCarthy's "Rio Rita" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 2 Ziegfeld Theater (Loew's Ziegfeld) opens at 6th Ave & 54th St NYC
  • Feb 3 Uprising against regime of general Carmona in Portugal
  • Feb 4 KGA-AM in Spokane WA begins radio transmissions

  • Feb 8 Belgian-Swiss treaty signed

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Feb 10 US President Calvin Coolidge asks for 2nd disarmament conference

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • Feb 11 US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran
  • Feb 11 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles
  • Feb 12 British expeditionary army lands in Shanghai
  • Feb 13 Uprising against Portuguese regime of Gen Carmona defeated
  • Feb 16 US restores diplomatic relations with Turkey
  • Feb 18 US & Canada open diplomatic relations
  • Feb 19 General strike against British occupiers in Shanghai
  • Feb 22 Baruch Spinosa's house of mourning opened as a museum
  • Feb 23 US President Calvin Coolidge creates Federal Radio Commission (FRC)
  • Feb 24 John Golden Theater (Theatre Masque) opens at 252 W 45th St NYC
  • Feb 25 Gdańsk and Polish accord concerning traffic through Polish corridor

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Mar 1 Bank of Italy (later Bank of America) becomes an American National Bank

Banker and Entrepreneur Amadeo Giannini
Banker and Entrepreneur
Amadeo Giannini
  • Mar 5 1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property
  • Mar 7 Earthquake measuring 8 on Richter scale strikes Tango, Japan
  • Mar 8 Pan American Airlines incorporates
  • Mar 10 Albania mobilizes due to threats from the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes

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Mar 10 Bavaria lifts ban on Adolf Hitler's speeches

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Mar 11 1st armored commercial car hold-up in US, Pittsburgh

  • Mar 11 1st golden gloves tournament
  • Mar 11 Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens famous Roxy Theater (NYC)
  • Mar 17 US government doesn't sign League of Nations disarmament treaty
  • Mar 19 Bloody battles between communists & Nazis in Berlin
  • Mar 21 Guomindang Army conquers Shanghai as British marines flee
  • Mar 22 Federico Garcia Lorca's first play "El Maleficio" (The Butterfly's Evil Spell) premieres in Madrid
  • Mar 24 Dutch 1st Chamber condemns Belgian and Netherlands Wielingen Treaty
  • Mar 26 Alfred Hugenberg purchases German film company UFA
  • Mar 26 Gaumont-British Film Corporation forms
  • Mar 28 Majestic Theater opens at 245 W 44th St NYC
  • Mar 29 Henry O D Seagrave races his Sunbeam to a record 203.79 mph at Daytona
  • Apr 1 1st automatic record changer introduced by His Master's Voice
  • Apr 3 Interstate Commerce Comm transfers Ohio to Eastern time zone
  • Apr 7 Using phone lines TV is sent from Washington, D.C. to NYC
  • Apr 11 Chilean general Carlos Ibáñez names himself president

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 12 Kuomintang leader Chiang Kai-shek begins counter revolution in Shanghai

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Apr 14 The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Apr 15 Switzerland & USSR agree to diplomatic relations
  • Apr 17 Japan's Wakarsoeki government falls, Baron Tanaka becomes premier
  • Apr 18 Chiang Kai-shek forms anti-government in China
  • Apr 19 "Vagabond King" opens in London
  • Apr 25 Spain routes 20,000 soldiers to Morocco (uprising Rifkabylen)
  • Apr 27 Carabineros de Chile (Chilean national police force and gendarmery) created
  • Apr 29 Construction of Spirit of St Louis (the monoplane which Charles Lindburgh was to fly across the Atlantic) is completed
  • Apr 30 Princess Juliana gets seat in Dutch Council of State
  • May 1 1st British airliner to serve cooked meals (Imperial Airways)
  • May 2 International Economic Conference (52 countries including USSR) opens
  • May 2 Pulitzer prize awarded to Louis Bromfield (Early Autumn)
  • May 2 U.S. Supreme Court's "Buck v. Bell", permits forced sterilizations of various "unfits" by states' authorities where such surgeries are practiced for eugenic reasons
  • May 4 1st balloon flight over 40,000 feet (Scott Field, Illinois)
  • May 4 Nicaragua agrees to a US supervised presidential election in 1928
  • May 7 SF Municipal Airport (Mills Field) dedicated
  • May 7 Angelos Sikelianos organizes the first Delphic Festival in Delphi to celebrate the ancient Greek Delphic ideal.
  • May 9 Canberra replaces Melbourne as the capital of Australia, and the Australian Parliament convenes there for the first time.
  • May 11 Louis B Mayer forms Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • May 13 "Black Friday" on Berlin Stock Exchange
  • May 14 Cap Arcona is launched at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg
  • May 14 The University of Chicago's local collegiate organization, Phi Sigma, becomes incorporated under Illinois law as Eta Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Classical Fraternity
  • May 16 US Supreme Court ruled bootleggers must pay income tax
  • May 17 U.S. Army aviation pioneer Major Harold Geiger dies in the crash of his Airco DH.4 de Havilland plane at Olmstead Field, Pennsylvania
  • May 18 "Slide Lake" in Gros Ventre, Wyoming, collapses
  • May 18 Ritz Hotel opens in Boston
  • May 18 Bath School Disaster, Bath MI. Andrew Kehoe blows up Bath Consolidated School killing 38 children, 2 teachers.

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May 20 At 7:40 AM, Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris, aboard Spirit of St Louis (1st non-stop flight)

  • May 20 Saudi Arabia becomes independent of Great Britain in the Treaty of Jeddah
  • May 21 Aviator Charles Lindbergh, in the Spirit of St Louis, lands in Paris after the first solo air crossing of Atlantic
  • May 22 8.3 Nan-Shan earthquake strikes Tsinghai, China, over 40,900 killed

Historic InventionModel T

May 25 Henry Ford announces that he is ending production of the Model T Ford

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The 1910 Model T Ford
The 1910 Model T Ford
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May 26 Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company produce the last (and 15th million) Model T Ford / Tin Lizzie

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • May 27 Japanese military intervention in Chinese civil war

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 27 Tomáš Masaryk re-elected President of Czechoslovakia for a second time

Father of Czechoslovakia Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
Father of Czechoslovakia
Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk
  • Jun 1 Peace Bridge between US and Canada opens
  • Jun 11 Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Jun 13 Ticker-tape parade welcomes Charles A Lindbergh to NYC
  • Jun 26 Comet 7P/Pons-Winnecke approaches within 0.0394 AUs of Earth
  • Jun 26 The Cyclone roller coaster opens on Coney Island
  • Jun 29 1st flight from West Coast arrives in Hawaii
  • Jun 29 First test of Wallace Turnbull's controllable pitch propeller.
  • Jun 30 Augusto Cesar Sandino issues his Manifesto Politico
  • Jun 30 US Assay Office in Deadwood, South Dakota closes
  • Jul 2 Jericho Earthquake in Palestine kills about 500

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 4 Sukarno and friends form the pro-Indonesian independence party, the PNI (Perserikatan Nasional Indonesia) in Batavia, Dutch East Indies

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • Jul 4 First flight of the Lockheed Vega.
  • Jul 9 William T Francis named US minister to Liberia

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 301

  • Jan 1 Yuri Grigorovich, Leningrad, choreographer
  • Jan 1 Maurice Béjart, French choreographer (d. 2007)

Person of interestVernon L. Smith

Jan 1 Vernon L. Smith, American economist and Nobel laureate, born in Wichita, Kansas

Economist Vernon L. Smith
Economist
Vernon L. Smith
  • Jan 2 David Herbert, publisher
  • Jan 2 Richard Belmont Ray, (Rep-D-Ga) [or Feb 2]
  • Jan 4 Paul Desmarais, Canadian businessman
  • Jan 6 Jesse Leonard Steinfeld, 11th US Surgeon General (1969-73), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Jan 8 Charles Tomlinson, British poet & translator, born in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (d. 2015)
  • Jan 10 Otto Stich, Swiss politician, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 2012)
  • Jan 13 Brock Adams, American politician (d. 2004)
  • Jan 13 Sydney Brenner, South African biologist known for his contributions on the genetic code and molecular biology (Nobel Laureate 2002), born in Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa
  • Jan 14 John Mallard, English medical physicist (developed MRI and PET scans), born in Northampton, England (d. 2021)
  • Jan 17 Dr Tom Dooley, American humanitarian (d. 1961)
  • Jan 18 Sundaram Balachander, Indian veena player, born in Mylapore, Chennai, India (d. 1990)
  • Jan 20 Geoffrey Atkins, British World Champion racket player (1954-72)
  • Jan 20 Olivier Strebelle, Belgian sculptor, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2017)
  • Jan 23 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur & explorer, born in Solna Municipality, Sweden (d. 1994)
  • Jan 24 Paula Hawkins, American politician (Sen-R-FL, 1981-86), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2009)
  • Jan 24 Sir Patrick Macnaghten, 11th Baronet, British aristocrat (d. 2007)
  • Jan 25 Seung Sahn, Korean zen teacher (Korean line), born in North Korea (d. 2004)
  • Jan 26 José Azcona del Hoyo, President of Honduras (1986-90), born in La Ceiba, Honduras (d. 2005)
  • Jan 28 Anthony Garner, director (Conservative Central Office)
  • Jan 28 J D Hughes, Principal (Ruskin College-Oxford)
  • Jan 29 Edward Abbey, American author (Desert Solitaire)
  • Jan 30 Olof Palme, Prime Minister of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86) assassinated, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1986)

Person of interestLorraine Warren

Jan 31 Lorraine Warren, American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Monroe, Connecticut (d. 2019)

Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Lorraine Warren
  • Feb 1 Galway Kinnell, American author (Body Rags, Book of Nightmares), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2014)
  • Feb 2 Friedrich K Flick, German industrialist
  • Feb 2 Richard Ray, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- ) [or Jan 2]
  • Feb 3 Joan Lowery Nixon, American writer (d. 2003)
  • Feb 3 Blas Ople, Filipino politician (d. 2003)
  • Feb 5 Ruth Fertel, American entrepreneur (d. 2002)
  • Feb 8 John T Myers, (Rep-R-IN, 1967- )
  • Feb 9 Donald Miller, CEO (Scottish Power)
  • Feb 9 Norman Adams, painter/ceramic sculptor
  • Feb 10 Jakov Lind, German/British author (Counting My Footsteps)
  • Feb 10 Nigel Bagnall, British field marshal
  • Feb 10 Viscount Cowdray, British financier/multi-millionaire
  • Feb 13 Harry Wich, Dutch set designer
  • Feb 15 Frank Dunlop, director (Edinburgh International Festival)
  • Feb 18 John Warner, American politician (Sen-R-VA, 1979-2009) married Elizabeth Taylor, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 19 Rene Firino-Martell, cognac manufacturer
  • Feb 20 Roy Cohn, lawyer, "grand inquisitor" (for Sen Joseph McCarthy)

Person of interestHubert de Givenchy

Feb 21 Hubert de Givenchy, French fashion designer (Audrey Hepburn's LBD) & founder of Givenchy (1952), born in Beauvais, France (d. 2018)

Courtier and Fashion Designer Hubert de Givenchy
Courtier and Fashion Designer
Hubert de Givenchy
  • Feb 24 David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician
  • Feb 25 Rev. Bruce Ritter, Catholic priest and controversial founder of charity Covenant House, born in Trenton New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • Feb 26 Tom Kennedy, American quiz host (You Don't Say, Name That Tune), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 27 Lord Belhaven & Stenton
  • Feb 27 Michael Butler, Pro-Provost/chairman (Royal College of Art)
  • Feb 28 Bernard Frank, French writer and oriental scholar, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 2006)
  • Feb 28 John Swire, British aircraft magnate (Cathay Pacific)
  • Mar 1 Robert Heron Bork, judge, nominated for supreme court, (d. 2012)
  • Mar 3 Charles O Whitley, (Rep-D-NC, 1977- )
  • Mar 3 Frank Singleton, librarian
  • Mar 3 Pierre Aubert, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • Mar 3 William Kurelek, Canadian artist and writer (The Maze, Passion of Christ series), born near Whitford, Alberta (d. 1977)
  • Mar 4 Philip Batt, 29th Governor of the U.S. state of Idaho
  • Mar 4 Robert Orben, American magician
  • Mar 6 John Fairchild, CEO (Fairchild publishing), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Mar 6 Leroy Gordon Cooper Jr, Shawnee Oklahoma, USAF/astronaut (Mer 9, Gem 5)
  • Mar 7 Jean-Paul Desbiens, Quebec writer and teacher (d. 2006)
  • Mar 7 Henri Landwirth, Belgian-American hotel owner and philanthropist
  • Mar 8 Stanisław Kania, Polish politician
  • Mar 10 Paul Wunderlich, German lithographer/painter/sculptor
  • Mar 11 Alan Betts, emeritus professor (Royal Veterinary College)
  • Mar 11 Raymond Jackson [Jaki], British cartoonist
  • Mar 11 Robert Mosbacher, US politician(?)
  • Mar 11 Ron Todd, British trade unionist
  • Mar 12 Raúl Alfonsín, President of Argentina (1983-89), born in Chascomús, Buenos Aires (d. 2009)
  • Mar 13 Charles Sickman Corsen, Dutch Antillean poet, born in Curacao, Costa Rica (d. 1994)
  • Mar 13 Robert Denning, American interior designer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Mar 14 Joop F Wolff, Dutch editor (Truth)/Dutch politician (CPN)
  • Mar 15 Philip Vincent Belloc Jebb, architect
  • Mar 16 Daniel Patrick Moynihan, US ambassador to UN/(Sen-D-NY, 1977- )
  • Mar 16 Vladimir Komarov, Soviet cosmonaut (Voshkod I, Soyuz 1) and the 1st human to die in a space flight, born in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union (d. 1967)
  • Mar 17 Nancy Sheehan, writer
  • Mar 17 Roberto Suazo Córdova, President of Honduras (1982-86), born in La Paz, Honduras (d. 2018)
  • Mar 18 Lillian Vernon, founder and CEO of the Lillian Vernon Corporation (first company listed on US stock exchange started by a woman), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 2015)
  • Mar 21 Hans-Dietrich Genscher, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (FDP), worked to re-unify Germany, born in Reideburg (d. 2016)
  • Mar 24 Martin Walser, German writer, born in Wasserburg am Bodensee
  • Mar 27 Anthony Lewis, American columnist (NY Times) and author (Gideon's Trumpet), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2013)
  • Mar 27 Lord Fanshawe of Richmond [Anthony Henry Fanshawe Royle], Conservative MP for Richmond (1959-83) (d. 2001)
  • Mar 28 Marianne Fredriksson, Swedish author (Simon and the Oaks), born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • Mar 29 Arthur Ravenel Jr, American businessman and politician (Rep-R-South Carolina), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Mar 29 John McLaughlin, American TV commentator (McLaughlin Group) and Nixon aide, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2016)
  • Mar 29 John R. Vane, English pharmacologist (Nobel 1982), born in Tardebigg, Worcestershire (d. 2004)
  • Mar 29 Donald Ross, Lord Ross, Scottish judge, born in Dundee
  • Mar 30 Lord Armstrong of Ilminster [Robert Armstrong], British life peer

Person of interestCesar Chavez

Mar 31 Cesar Chavez, American farm labor leader (United Farm Workers), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 1993)

Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez
Civil Rights Activist
Cesar Chavez
  • Apr 3 Wesley Brown, 1st African American US Naval Academy graduate, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • Apr 4 Bob Stump, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona, born in Phoenix, Arizona (d. 2003)
  • Apr 5 John Gilbert, British politician and Minister (Labour), born in London (d. 2013)
  • Apr 6 David Ingram, Vice-Chancellor (University of Kent at Canterbury)
  • Apr 10 Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Jewish-American biochemist and geneticist (Nobel 1968), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • Apr 10 Wesley A Clark, American computer designer (first personal computer - LINC), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • Apr 12 Patrick Meehan, Scottish petty criminal, wrongly convicted of murder
  • Apr 13 Bill Wedderburn, Baron Wedderburn of Charlton, British politician, born in London (d. 2012)
  • Apr 13 Joyce Plesters, British conservation scientist, born in Studley, Warwickshire (d. 1996)
  • Apr 15 Abha Gandhi, servant to Gandhi (d. 1995)
  • Apr 15 Robert Mills, American physicist (quantum field theory), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 1999)

Weddings in History

  • Apr 23 Mary Barbara Hamilton (25,)best-selling British romantic author, marries 1st husband Alexander McQorquodale

LoveWedding of Interest

May 10 1954 Nobel Prize winner in Literature Ernest Hemingway (27) weds journalist Pauline Pfeiffer (31)

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 8 Painter Marcel Duchamp (39) weds Lydie Sarazin-Lavassor

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 12 Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (53) weds Maria Cristina Bezzi-Scali

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 25 Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (24) weds civil liberties advocate Jane Cheney

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Pediatrician
Benjamin Spock

LoveWedding of Interest

Jul 27 British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (39) weds Elizabeth Carver in Chiswick, England

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 15 Writer Graham Greene (23) weds Vivien Dayrell-Browning at St. Mary's Church in Hampstead, North London

  • Nov 26 Future Sound of Music matriarch and folk star Maria Augusta Kutschera (22) marries naval captain Georg von Trapp (47) in Salzburg

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 29 Theodor Geisel [Dr. Seuss] (23) marries first wife fellow author and editor Helen Palmer (28)

Children's Author Dr. Seuss
Children's Author
Dr. Seuss

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 1 Chinese political and military leader Chiang Kai-shek (40) weds Soong Mei-ling (28) in Shanghai

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Political Leader and First Lady of the Republic of China Soong Mei-ling
Chinese Political Leader and First Lady of the Republic of China
Soong Mei-ling

Divorces in History

  • Mar 10 American author and journalist "The Old man and the Sea" Enerest Hemingway divorces 1st wife Elizabeth Hadley Richardson

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 27 Inventor and electrical engineer Guglielmo Marconi (53) divorces Beatrice O'Brien after 22 years of marriage

Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi
Inventor and Nobel Laureate
Guglielmo Marconi

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Aug 26 Architect Frank Lloyd Wright (60) divorces artist Maude Noel after almost 4 years of marriage


Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 Carle David Tolmé Runge, German mathematician and physicist, dies at 70
  • Jan 9 Houston Stewart Chamberlain, British-German philosopher (wrote works about political philosophy and natural science), dies at 71
  • Jan 11 Andrzej Gawroński, Polish Indologist and scholar, dies at 41

Person of interestJuliette Gordon Low

Jan 17 Juliette Gordon Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA, dies of breast cancer at 66

Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA Juliette Gordon Low
Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA
Juliette Gordon Low
  • Jan 19 Carlota of Mexico, princess of Belgium and empress consort of Mexico (1864-67), dies at 86
  • Jan 21 Floris H Verster, Dutch painter/cartoonist/etcher, dies at 65
  • Jan 22 John McCausland, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 90
  • Jan 27 Georgios Grivas, Cyprus-born general in the Greek Army
  • Jan 27 Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis-Matulevičius (Matulewicz), Lithuanian bishop
  • Feb 5 Inayat Khan, Indian sufi (founder of the Sufi Order in the West (London) in 1914), dies at 44
  • Feb 13 Brooks Adams, American philosopher (New Empire), dies at 78
  • Feb 19 Georg Brandes [Cohen], Danish literary-historian and critic, dies at 85
  • Mar 3 Mikhail Artsybashev, Russian writer (b. 1878)
  • Mar 4 Ira Remsen American chemist (b. 1846)
  • Mar 5 Franz Mertens, German mathematician (b. 1840)
  • Mar 23 Paul César Helleu, French artist (b. 1859)
  • Apr 15 Francesco Gaeta, Italian poet (Di Giacomo), dies at 47
  • May 2 Ernest Starling, British physiologist (Frank–Starling law of the heart), dies at 61
  • May 5 Charles Boissevain, Dutch editor of Amsterdam Algemeen Handelsblad (1885-1908), dies at 84
  • May 11 Henry Martyn Robert, American soldier & parliamentarian (Robert's Rules of Order), dies at 90
  • May 11 Juan Gris, Spanish cubist painter, dies at 40
  • May 17 Harold Geiger, U.S. Army aviation pioneer (b. 1884)
  • May 18 Andrew Kehoe, American mass murderer (Bath School disaster), commits suicide at 55
  • May 25 Payne Whitney, American businessman (b. 1876)
  • May 28 Georges Eekhoud, Belgian writer (Belgian Kempen), dies at 73
  • May 28 Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter (b. 1878)

Person of interestLizzie Borden

Jun 1 Lizzie Borden, American woman acquitted of the murder of her parents, dies of pneumonia at 66

Acquitted Murderer Lizzie Borden
Acquitted Murderer
Lizzie Borden
  • Jun 1 J. B. Bury, Irish historian (b. 1861)
  • Jun 2 Eduard Cuypers, Dutch architect (De Hooge Vuursche), dies at 67
  • Jun 7 Voikov, Soviet ambassador to Warsaw, murdered
  • Jun 7 Edmund James Flynn, Canadian politician (10th Premier of Quebec), dies at 79

Person of interestVictoria Woodhull

Jun 9 Victoria Woodhull, American civil rights activist (1872 presidential candidate, woman's suffrage movement), dies at 88

Civil Rights Activist Victoria Woodhull
Civil Rights Activist
Victoria Woodhull
  • Jun 13 Henry CK "Clan" Petty-Fitzmaurice, gov of India (1888-94), dies at 82
  • Jun 14 Jerome K. Jerome, English writer (The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow), dies at 68
  • Jul 5 Albrecht Kossel, German physician (Nobel 1910), dies at 73
  • Jul 7 Gösta Mittag-Leffler, Swedish mathematician (b. 1846)
  • Jul 10 Kevin O'Higgins, Irish Free State VP, assassinated at 35
  • Jul 13 James E K Aggrey, Ghana/US theologist, dies
  • Jul 20 Ferdinand I VAM, King of Romania (1914-27), dies at 61
  • Jul 23 Saad Zaghlul, Egyptian parliament chairman, dies at 74
  • Jul 24 Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Japanese writer (b. 1892)
  • Jul 25 Matilde Serao [Tuffolina], Italian writer (Land of Cockayne), dies
  • Jul 30 Robert Marquies de Flers, French writer (Monsieur Bretonneau), dies
  • Aug 4 John Dillon, Irish nationalist and British Lower house leader, dies at 75
  • Aug 13 James Oliver Curwood, American journalist and writer (Valley of Silent Men), dies at 49
  • Aug 23 Nicola Sacco & Bartolomeo Vanzetti, executed in Massachusetts
  • Sep 12 Walther Amelung, German archaeologist, dies at 61
  • Sep 12 Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer, dies at 80
  • Sep 15 Herman Gorter, Dutch socialist and poet (May, Tiny Hero's Poem), dies at 62
  • Sep 19 Michael Peter Ancher, Danish painter (b. 1849)
  • Sep 29 Willem Einthoven, Dutch physiologist and inventor of the electrocardiodiogram (Nobel Prize in Medicine 1924), dies at 67
  • Sep 29 Arthur Achleitner, German writer, dies at 69
  • Oct 2 Svante August Arrhenius, chemist, dies
  • Oct 8 Mary Webb, English writer (Gone to Earth), dies at 46
  • Oct 10 Gustave Whitehead, German-born inventor (b. 1874)
  • Oct 22 Borisav "Bora" Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1876)
  • Oct 27 Joseph "Squizzy" Taylor, Australian gangster, dies of wounds following a gunfight with a rival gangster, John "Snowy" Cutmore, at 39
  • Oct 29 Leonard Nelson, German philosopher (Nelson-Friessche Schule), dies at 45
  • Nov 3 Karel Matěj Čapek-Chod, Czech journalist (b. 1860)
  • Nov 11 Wilhelm Ludvig Johannsen, Danish Botanist and Geneticist who provided evidence for Hugo de Vries' mutation theory, dies at 70
  • Nov 17 Adolph Joffe, Russian Communist revolutionary and writer (Brest-Litovsk), commits suicide at 44
  • Nov 23 S Przybyszewski, writer, dies
  • Nov 26 Jean-Louis Pisuisse, Dutch night club performer (governess), assassinated at 47
  • Nov 28 Arthur Wichmann, German/Dutch geologist (New Guinea), dies
  • Nov 28 C. E. A. Wichmann, German-Dutch geologist, dies at 76
  • Dec 14 Julian Sochocki, Russian-Polish mathematician, dies at 85
  • Dec 17 Hubert Harrison, West Indian-American writer and freedom fighter, dies at 44
  • Dec 25 Sergei D Sazonov, Russian Foreign minister (1910-16), dies at 66