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1933 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 281

  • Jan 2 Ijmuider fishing strike begins (till July 11th)
  • Jan 2 US troops leave Nicaragua
  • Jan 3 Minnie D. Craig becomes the first female elected as Speaker of the North Dakota House of Representatives, the first female to hold a Speaker position anywhere in the United States.
  • Jan 5 Work on Golden Gate Bridge begins, starting on the Marin County side

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Jan 6 Clyde Barrow kills Tarrant County Deputy Sheriff Malcolm Davis after walking into a trap set for another criminal

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • Jan 7 1st edition of People & Fatherland published in Netherlands
  • Jan 9 Amsterdam confectionery worker go on strike against wage reduction
  • Jan 12 US Congress recognizes the Philippines' independence
  • Jan 12 Uprising of Guardia Civil in Spain, 25 dies
  • Jan 18 White Sands National Monument in New Mexico established
  • Jan 23 20th amendment, which changed the date of US presidential inaugurations to 20th January, is ratified
  • Jan 27 Otto Meisnner (Head of the German President's Office) dines with British ambassador Sir Horace Rumbold
  • Jan 28 French government of Paul Boncour falls
  • Jan 28 German government of Von Schleicher falls
  • Jan 28 The name "Pakistan" is coined by Choudhry Rahmat Ali and gradually accepted by Muslims in the Indian sub-continent who use it to push for a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia

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Jan 30 President Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as Reich Chancellor of Germany who forms a government with Franz von Papen

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg

  • Jan 30 Grimmett takes 7-86 for SA in Qld 2nd inn, 13-135 for match

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Jan 30 After Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as Chancellor of Germany, his former WWI colleague General Erich Ludendorff sends a letter to him stating "this accursed man will cast our Reich into the abyss and bring our nation to inconceivable misery"

German WWI General Erich Ludendorff
German WWI General
Erich Ludendorff
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg

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Jan 31 French government of Édouard Daladier takes power

Prime Minister of France Édouard Daladier
Prime Minister of France
Édouard Daladier
  • Jan 31 Adolf Hitler promises parliamentary democracy
  • Feb 1 Colonial government arrests Anton de Kom in Paramaribo Suriname
  • Feb 1 Dutch bishops forbid membership of non-catholic unions

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Feb 1 German Parliament is dissolved by President Paul von Hindenburg by the request of new chancellor Adolf Hitler

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Feb 2 2 days after becoming chancellor, Adolf Hitler dissolves the German Reichstag (Parliament)

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Feb 2 Hermann Goering bans Communist meetings/demonstrations in Germany

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • Feb 2 Ucicky's "Rotten Morning" premieres in Berlin
  • Feb 3 1st interstate legislative conference in US opens, Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 3 German Minister Hermann Goering bans social-democratic newspaper Vorwarts
  • Feb 3 Marinus van der Lubbe departs to Berlin
  • Feb 4 German President Paul von Hindenburg limits freedom of the press
  • Feb 5 Crew of Dutch "7 Provinces" mutiny after pay cuts
  • Feb 5 Marinus van der Lubbe passes Dutch German boundary
  • Feb 6 -90°F (-68°C), Oymyakon, USSR (Asian record)
  • Feb 6 Highest recorded sea wave (not tsunami), 34 m, in North Pacific hurricane by USS Ramapo
  • Feb 6 German President Paul von Hindenburg and Franz von Papen end the Prussian parliament
  • Feb 7 Colonial troops in Suriname kill 2 demonstrators

  • Feb 7 Social-Dem meeting in Berlin "As thousands cheer" Marxism is dead
  • Feb 8 -23°F (-31°C), Seminole, Texas (state record)
  • Feb 8 1st flight of all-metal Boeing 247
  • Feb 9 -63°F (-53°C), Moran, Wyoming (state record)
  • Feb 10 -54°F (-48°C), Seneca, Oregon (state record)
  • Feb 10 Delivery of 1st singing telegram (Postal Telegram Co NYC)
  • Feb 10 Dutch seaplane bombs Dutch ship
  • Feb 10 Adolf Hitler proclaims end of Marxism
  • Feb 10 Mutiny on "7 Provinces" ends (began Feb 4th), 23 killed
  • Feb 12 German vice-chancellor von Papen demands Catholic aid for Nazis
  • Feb 15 Karl Radek praises invincible force of German communist party

MurderAssassination Attempt

Feb 15 President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt survives assassination attempt but Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak is mortally wounded, he would die on March 29

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Feb 15 Social-democratic newspaper "Vorwarts" banned again in Berlin
  • Feb 16 Catholic newspaper Germania warns against Nazis and communists
  • Feb 16 England regains the Ashes, thanks to "bodyline" tactics
  • Feb 17 First issue of American news magazine "Newsweek" is published
  • Feb 17 Marinus van der Lubbe arrives in Glindow, at Potsdam
  • Feb 17 US Senate accept Blaine Act: ending prohibition
  • Feb 19 Prussian minister Goering bans all Catholic newspapers
  • Feb 20 Curom, Curacaose Broadcast System starts: Princess Juliana's speech
  • Feb 20 US House of Representatives completes congressional action to repeal Prohibition
  • Feb 20 Sidney Howard's "Alien Corn" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 22 Malcolm Campbell sets world land speed record speed of 272.46 mph driving his famous Blue Bird car at Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Feb 24 Final demonstration of German communist party in Berlin
  • Feb 24 League of Nations tells Japanese to pull out of Manchuria
  • Feb 25 1st genuine US aircraft carrier named, USS Ranger
  • Feb 26 Golden Gate Bridge groundbreaking ceremony held at Crissy Field
  • Feb 26 Marinus van der Lubbe kept overnight in a police cell

Famous PhotoReichstag Fire

Feb 27 The Reichstag, German parliament building, destroyed by fire; possibly set by the Nazis, who blame and execute Martin van der Lubbe, a Dutch Communist
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The Reichstag building in Berlin, housing the German Parliament, on fire during the night of February 27, 1933.
The Reichstag building in Berlin, housing the German Parliament, on fire during the night of February 27, 1933.
  • Feb 27 Jean Genet's "Intermezzo" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 28 1st female in US Cabinet: Frances Perkins appointed Secretary of Labor
  • Feb 28 On Adolf Hitler's advice, German President Paul von Hindenburg signs the Reichstag Fire Decree after the building is destroyed by fire in Berlin; this eliminates many civil liberties in Germany
  • Feb 28 After the Reichstag Fire Decree, the German Communist Party (KPD) is essentially outlawed (though not formally banned) after the German government blames the Communists for burning down the Reichstag building
  • Feb 28 Pacifist and anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky arrested, sent to Esterwegen-Papenburg concentration camp
  • Mar 1 Bank holidays declared in 6 states, to prevent run on banks
  • Mar 2 Sanriku earthquake of 8.4 and tsunami hit Japan, country's most powerful earthquake in 180 years
  • Mar 3 German presidential candidate Earnest Thalmann (KPD) arrested
  • Mar 3 Mount Rushmore dedicated
  • Mar 4 Chancellor Dollfuss dissolves Austrian parliament
  • Mar 4 Frances Perkins becomes Secretary of Labor, 1st female member of the US Cabinet
  • Mar 4 Henderson, DeSylva & Brown's "Strike Me Pink" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 4 Franklin D. Roosevelt inaugurated as 32nd US President, pledges to pull US out of the Depression, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"
  • Mar 5 FDR proclaims 10-day bank holiday
  • Mar 5 Germany's Nazi Party wins majority in parliament (43.9%-17.2M votes)
  • Mar 6 FDR declares a nationwide bank holiday
  • Mar 6 Maxwell Anderson's "Both your Houses" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 6 Poland occupies the free city of Danzig (Gdańsk)
  • Mar 9 Bulgarian communists Dimitrov, Popov & Vassili arrested in Berlin
  • Mar 9 US Congress is called into special session by FDR, beginning its "100 days"
  • Mar 10 Major earthquake in Long Beach, California
  • Mar 10 Nevada becomes 1st US state to regulate narcotics
  • Mar 12 FDR conducts his 1st "fireside chat"
  • Mar 13 American banks allowed to reopen after a government imposed bank holiday

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Mar 13 Joseph Goebbels becomes Nazi Germany's Minister of Information and Propaganda

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels
  • Mar 14 Civilian Conservation Corp begins tree conservation
  • Mar 15 NAACP begins coordinated attack on segregation & discrimination
  • Mar 16 Adolf Hitler names Hjalmar Schacht as President of Bank of Germany
  • Mar 18 Radio Clube de Mocambique's 1st radio transmission
  • Mar 18 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Mar 18 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 20 Dachau the first Nazi concentration camp, is completed
  • Mar 21 Day of Potsdam in Nazi Germany, a ceremony to open the new Reichstag after the fire in February; Adolf Hitler and Paul von Hindenburg shake hands in public
  • Mar 22 FDR makes wine & beer with up to 3.2% alcohol legal
  • Mar 23 Enabling Act: German Reichstag grants Adolf Hitler dictatorial powers

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 258

  • Jan 1 James A. Abrahamson, American Air Force general and astronaut
  • Jan 1 Frederick Lowy, Canadian educator
  • Jan 2 Ed Casey, Australian politician (d. 2006)
  • Jan 2 Morimura Seiichi, Japanese novelist
  • Jan 4 Ed Jenkins, (Rep-D-GA, 1977- )
  • Jan 4 Ilia II Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia.
  • Jan 6 Fred L. Turner, American businessman (CEO of McDonalds, 1977-2004), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2013)
  • Jan 8 Jean-Marie Straub, French director (Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach), born in Metz, France
  • Jan 9 Robert Garcia, American politician hit by Wedtech scandal (Rep-D-NY, 1978-83), born on Roosevelt Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jan 9 Sonia Garmers, Curaçao writer (Dear Queen), born in Curaçao
  • Jan 9 Wilbur Smith, Zambian novelist (War Cry, River God), born in Kabwe, Zambia
  • Jan 13 Nurdin Jivraj, Tanzanian-British hotel magnate (Buckingham Intl.)
  • Jan 13 Ron Goulart, American sci-fi author (Deadwalk, Plunder)
  • Jan 15 Ernest J. Gaines, African-American author, born in Oscar, Louisiana
  • Jan 16 Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A, 27, T-3), born in Udomlya, Russia (d. 2003)
  • Jan 17 Aga Khan, religious leader (Muslims)
  • Jan 17 Bruno Schroder, British baron/banker/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 17 Yolande Christina Dalida, Cairo Egypt

Person of interestRay Dolby

Jan 18 Ray Dolby, American sound expert & inventor (Dolby noise limiting system), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2013)

Inventor Ray Dolby
Inventor
Ray Dolby
  • Jan 18 Vladimir Yevgrafovich Bugrov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow
  • Jan 21 Norman Willis, English union leader (General Secretary of the UK's Trades Union Congress), born in Ashford, Middlesex (d. 2014)
  • Jan 21 Itzhak Fuks, Israeli El Al captain, crashed in Amsterdam
  • Jan 21 William Wrigley III, American chewing gum mogul (Wrigleys)
  • Jan 21 Joseph W. Eschbach, American doctor (d. 2007)

Person of interestCorazon Aquino

Jan 25 Corazon Aquino, 11th President of the Philippines (1986-92), born in Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines (d. 2009)

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • Jan 27 Rita Hennessy, matron-in-chief (QARANC)
  • Jan 29 A. C. Alston, bibliographer
  • Jan 29 Margaret Laird, Commissioner (Third Church Estates)
  • Jan 30 Louis Rukeyser, American financial journalist (Wall Street Week), born in New York (d. 2006)
  • Jan 31 Joseph D Early, (Rep-D-MA, 1975- )
  • Jan 31 Bernardo Provenzano, Mafia Boss (Cosa Nostra), born in Corleone, Sicily (d.2016)
  • Feb 1 Reynolds Price, American writer (Strengthened by a Pale Green Light)
  • Feb 2 Than Shwe, ruler of Myanmar
  • Feb 3 Paul S Sarbanes, (Sen-D-MD, 1977- )
  • Feb 5 Jorn Donner, Helsinki Finland, director (Anna, Tenderness)
  • Feb 5 Ron Wilson, US percussionist (Joy of Cooking)
  • Feb 6 Walter E Fauntroy, American pastor & politician (Rep-D-DC, 1971- ), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 9 Countess of Airlie [Virginia Ogilvy], Newport, New Jersey, American-born Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II
  • Feb 9 Charles Williams, Lord Williams of Elvel
  • Feb 12 Costa-Gavras, director
  • Feb 12 Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • Feb 12 Juanita [Ruth] Coulson, sci-fi author (Web of Wizardry, Space Trap)
  • Feb 13 Emanuel Ungaro, French fashion designer (Neiman-Marcus Award-1969)
  • Feb 13 Paul Biya, Cameroon politician, President of Cameroon (1982- ), born in Mvomeka'a, Cameroon
  • Feb 14 Evelyn Ebsworth, Vice-Chancellor (Durham U), born in Richmond, United Kingdom (d. 2015)
  • Feb 15 Adolfo, Cardones Cuba, fashion designer (Nancy Reagan)
  • Feb 17 Craig Thomas, American politician (Rep-R-Wyoming)
  • Feb 20 Hannes Postma, Dutch graphic artist
  • Feb 22 Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley, Duchess of Kent, born in Hovingham, United Kingdom
  • Feb 22 Joseph Lechleider, American electrical engineer (invented DSL /high speed internet technology), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • Feb 23 Donna J. Stone, American poet (Wielder of Words), born in Ohio (d. 1994)
  • Feb 24 Judah Folkman, American cancer researcher
  • Feb 26 James Goldsmith, corporate raider (Referendum Party), born in Paris, France
  • Feb 27 Edward Lucie-Smith, British poet and poetry critic, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Feb 27 Geoffrey Maitland Smith, CEO (Sears)
  • Feb 27 Malcolm Wallop, American politician (Sen-R-WY, 1977–1995), born in New York City (d. 2011)
  • Feb 28 Miro Steržaj, Slovenian 9-pin bowler
  • Feb 28 Rein Taagepera, Estonian politician
  • Mar 1 Myrlie Evers, American politician and commissioner (LA Board of Public works)
  • Mar 3 Lee Radziwell Ross, American princess (Jackie O's sister), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 4 John W Mills, British sculptor
  • Mar 6 Heiko Wierenga, Dutch soc-dem mayor of Enschede (1977-94)
  • Mar 9 Mel Lastman, Canadian businessman and politician, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 11 Terry J Hatter Jr, American judge in California
  • Mar 13 Frank H. Murkowski, American politician, U.S. Senator from Alaska (1981-2002), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Mar 13 Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, American serial killer (claimed to have murdered over 100 people), born in Florence County, South Carolina (d. 1991)
  • Mar 14 René Felber, former member of the Swiss Federal Council

Person of interestRuth Bader Ginsburg

Mar 15 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, born in Brooklyn, New York

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Mar 16 Sandy Weill, American financier and philanthropist
  • Mar 17 Penelope Lively, British writer (Moon Tiger, The Ghost of Thomas Kempe), born in Cairo, Egypt
  • Mar 17 Myrlie Evers-Williams, American civil rights activist (NAACP chair), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi
  • Mar 18 Unita Blackwell, 1st African American mayor in Mississippi
  • Mar 19 Philip Roth, American novelist (Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy's Complaint), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Mar 20 David James Moore, educationalist
  • Mar 20 Alexander Gorodnitsky, Russian geologist and poet
  • Mar 21 John Hall, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 21 Michael Heseltine, UK Secretary of State for Defence (1986)/MP
  • Mar 22 J. P. McCarthy, American radio personality (WJR Detroit), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • Mar 22 Buddy MacKay, (Rep-D-FL, 1983- )
  • Mar 22 Abolhassan Banisadr, former President of Iran
  • Mar 23 Geoffrey Leigh, CEO (Allied London Properties)
  • Mar 23 Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist, known for the Stanford prison experiment
  • Mar 27 Frank Taylor, Chief Constable (Durham)
  • Mar 28 Li Xueqin, Chinese eminent historian, archaeologist, and palaeographer, born in Beijing, China (d. 2019)
  • Mar 29 Jacques Brault, French Canadian poet (Quand nous serons heureux), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Mar 31 Nichita Stănescu, Romanian poet (d. 1983)
  • Apr 1 Dan Flavin, American minimalist sculptor, born in New York City (d. 1996)
  • Apr 1 Stan Weston, US toy licensing agent, had concept for G.I. Joe, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • Apr 3 Bob Dornan, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from California, born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 4 Frits Bolkestein, Dutch politician (People's Party for Freedom and Democracy), born in Amsterdam
  • Apr 4 Robin Phillips, English multi-millionaire manufacturer (hand-dryer)
  • Apr 6 Roy Goode, British lawyer
  • Apr 6 Eduardo Malapit, American Democratic politician (d. 2007)
  • Apr 9 Jacques Molicard, translator and navigator (d. 1995)
  • Apr 9 Richard Rose, American Professor of Public Policy (Strathclyde University), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 10 Robert Rhodes James, British politician historian (Gallipoli), born in India (d. 1999)
  • Apr 11 Tony Brown, American journalist (Tony Brown's Journal), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • Apr 11 Denis Goldberg, South African anti-apartheid activist (convicted alongside Mandela), born in Cape Town (d. 2020)
  • Apr 13 Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Cheyenne-American politician (Sen-D Colorado), born in Auburn, California
  • Apr 15 Boris Strugatsky, Soviet-Russian science fiction author (Tale of Troika), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2012)

Weddings in History

  • Jun 17 Vernon Presley marries Gladys Love Smith

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 23 Gangster Sam Giancana (25) weds Angeline De Tolve

Gangster Sam Giancana
Gangster
Sam Giancana
  • Sep 28 Sally Eilers weds Harry Joe Brown

LoveWedding of Interest

Nov 16 Ramon Magsaysay, latter President of the Philippines (26) weds Luz Banzon (18) at Lourdes church in Manila

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • Dec 2 1st transatlantic telephone wedding (Bertil Clason-Sigrid Carlson)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 Wilhelm Cuno, German Reich's chancellor (1922-23) and businessman, dies at 56
  • Jan 4 Lucas Lindeboom, Dutch evangelist (Vredebond), dies at 87

Person of interestCalvin Coolidge

Jan 5 Calvin Coolidge, 30th President (1923-29), dies in Mass at 60

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • Jan 5 Arthur Borton, English soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross, dies at 49
  • Jan 7 Herbert "Bert" Hinkler, Australian aviator who made first solo flight from England to Australia (1928), dies in a plane crash at 40
  • Jan 17 Louis Comfort Tiffany, American artist and designer (b. 1848)
  • Jan 21 George A. Moore, Irish novelist (b. 1852)
  • Jan 26 Alva Belmont, American socialite (b. 1853)
  • Jan 28 Theodor Birt [Beatus Rhenanus], German classicist and writer, dies at 80
  • Jan 29 Sara Teasdale, American poet (b. 1884)
  • Jan 31 John Galsworthy, English author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932), dies at 65
  • Feb 4 Archibald Sayce, English educator (b. 1846)
  • Feb 7 Albert Apponyi, Hungarian politician (Minister of Religion and Education of Hungary), dies at 86
  • Feb 26 Princess Thyra, daughter of Christian IX of Denmark (b. 1853)
  • Mar 1 Uładzimir Žyłka, Belarusian poet, dies at 32

Person of interestThomas J. Walsh

Mar 2 Thomas J. Walsh, United States Senator (Montana), dies of a heart attack at 73

Lawyer and Politician Thomas J. Walsh
Lawyer and Politician
Thomas J. Walsh
  • Mar 6 Anton Cermak, American politician (44th Mayor of Chicago, 1931-33), dies 23 days after being shot in Miami at 59
  • Mar 6 Anton J Cermak, US mayor of Chicago, murdered
  • Mar 14 Balto, husky dog who brought back the antitoxin in 1925
  • Mar 16 Alfred Haar, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 47
  • Mar 18 Luigi A duke of the Abruzzi, Italian explorer (Ruwenzori), dies at 60
  • Mar 20 Giuseppe [Joe] Zangara, electrocuted for assassination attempt on FDR
  • Apr 1 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), dies at 64
  • Apr 6 Elizabeth Bacon Custer, American author, public speaker and wife of George Armstrong Custer, dies at 90
  • Apr 7 Jan Erik/Eric Jan Hanussen, Berlin astrologist/illusionist, murdered
  • Apr 22 Henry Royce, English industrialist & automobile founder (Rolls-Royce), dies at 70
  • Apr 24 Felix Adler, German-American educator of political and social ethics, dies at 81
  • Apr 29 Constantine P Cavafy, Egyptian Greek poet, journalist and civil servant, dies at 70
  • Apr 30 Luis Sanchez Cerro, President of Peru, assassinated by Hurtado de Mendoza
  • May 13 Paul Ernst, German writer, dies at 67
  • May 21 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author (Der Schwimmer), dies at 69
  • May 25 James E. Kelly, American sculptor "Sculptor of American History", dies at 77
  • May 26 Horatio Bottomley, British financier and politician (b. 1860)
  • Jun 20 Clara Zetkin, German feminist, Socialist, and Communist leader, dies at 75

Person of interestHipólito Yrigoyen

Jul 3 Hipólito Yrigoyen, President of Argentina (1916-22, 1928-30), dies at 80

Argentine President Hipólito Yrigoyen
Argentine President
Hipólito Yrigoyen
  • Jul 7 John M. Acket, Dutch literary (New Friends), dies at 70
  • Jul 8 Anthony Hope, British author (b. 1863)
  • Jul 12 Willem H Drucker, lawyer, dies at 45
  • Jul 15 Irving Babbitt, American writer (Democracy & Leadership), dies at 67
  • Jul 27 James E. Talmage, English religious leader (LDS Church apostle), dies at 70
  • Aug 22 Adolf Loos, Austria architect (building of houses), dies at 62
  • Aug 23 Adolph Loos, Austrian architect, dies at 62
  • Sep 7 Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon and Minister of Foreign Affairs, dies at 71
  • Sep 8 Faisal I ibn Hussein ibn Ali, 1st king of Iraq/Syria, dies at 50
  • Sep 17 Joseph De Piro, Maltese founder of the Missionary Society of St. Paul, dies at 55
  • Sep 20 Annie Besant, English social reformer and supporter of Indian independence, dies at 85
  • Sep 21 Eduard van Oort, Dutch ornithologist (Ornithology of Netherlands), dies at 56
  • Sep 24 Alice Muriel Williamson, British novelist (b. 1869)
  • Sep 25 Paul Ehrenfest, Austria/Neth physicist, dies at 53
  • Sep 25 Ring Lardner, American writer (b. 1885)
  • Sep 29 Margaret Talmadge, dies
  • Oct 5 Nikolaj N Joedenitsj, Russian general/contra revolutionary, dies at 71
  • Oct 5 Nikolai Nikolayevich Yudenich, Russian WWI general, dies at 71
  • Oct 11 Josef Hofmiller, writer, dies
  • Oct 27 Meir Shapira, rabbi/organizer (Daf Yomi), dies
  • Oct 29 Paul Painlevé, French Prime Minister (1917, 1925), dies at 69
  • Oct 29 Albert Calmette, French physician, bacteriologist and immunologist (Bacillus Calmette-Guérin), dies at 70
  • Nov 3 Emile Roux, French scientist (b. 1853)
  • Nov 8 Mohammed Nadir Shah, King of Afghanistan (1929-33), assassinated at 50 by Abdul Khaliq during a graduation ceremony at a high school in Kabul
  • Nov 19 Enrique José Varona, Cuban author, dies at 84
  • Nov 30 Arthur Currie, Canadian soldier (fought in WWI), dies at 57
  • Dec 4 Stefan George, German poet (Das neue Reich), dies at 65
  • Dec 11 Emile Wauters, Belgian painter (Van der Goes Klooster), dies at 87
  • Dec 17 Hans Vaihinger, German philosopher (Side-Studies), dies at 81
  • Dec 17 Thubten Gyatso, 13th Dalai Lama, dies at 57
  • Dec 19 George Jackson Churchward, GWR Chief mechanical engineer. (b. 1857)
  • Dec 21 Knud J. V. Rasmussen, Danish Pole explorer (Thule), dies at 54
  • Dec 25 Francesc Macià, Catalonian statesman (b. 1859)
  • Dec 26 Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian Marxist revolutionary, author and literary critic, dies at 58
  • Dec 29 Joh Georghe Duca, premier of Romania, murdered