On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1924

  • Jan 13 Georg Hermann Quincke, German physicist (Test of Quincke), dies at 89
  • Jan 14 Arne Garborg, Norwegian playwright (Mannfolk), dies at 72
  • Jan 16 Winifred Cochrane, Countess of Dundonald, philanthropist (b. 1859)
  • Jan 16 Maurice de Plessys, French poet (Palace Occidental), dies at 59

Vladimir Lenin

Jan 21 Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin, Russian Revolutionary leader and Premier, dies of a stroke at 53

  • Jan 24 Thephilo Braga, Portuguese poet & politician, dies at 80
  • Jan 24 Marie-Adélaïde, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, dies at 29
  • Jan 28 Simon Abramsz, Dutch teacher and writer (For the Young Ones), dies at 56

Woodrow Wilson

Feb 3 Woodrow Wilson, 28th US President (1913-21), dies at his home in Washington at 67

  • Feb 8 Gee John, Chinese-American gangster (1st person in US to be executed by lethal gas in Nevada), executed at 29
  • Feb 9 Nils Kjær, Norwegian playwright (Det Lykkelige Valg), dies at 53

Henry Bacon

Feb 17 Henry Bacon, American architect (Lincoln Memorial), dies at 57

  • Feb 24 Edmond Picard, French-Belgian lawyer and writer (Ambidextre journalist), dies at 87
  • Mar 1 Princess Louise of Belgium, eldest daughter of Leopold II, dies at 66
  • Mar 12 Hilaire de Chardonnet, French industrialist and inventor (rayon), dies at 84
  • Mar 22 Robert Nivelle, French military officer, dies at 67
  • Apr 2 Johannes Eugenius Bülow Warming, Danish botanist (plant ecology, environment-organism interactions), dies at 82
  • Apr 14 Roland Napoléon Bonaparte, French prince and president of the Société de Géographie, dies at 65
  • Apr 24 G. Stanley Hall, American psychologist (b. 1844)
  • May 1 August Cuppens, Flemish author (Limburgs Driemanschap), dies at 62
  • May 4 Edith Nesbit, British children books author (The Story of the Treasure Seekers, Five Children and It), dies at 65
  • May 6 Carel S Adama van Scheltema, poet/writer (socialism), dies at 47
  • May 8 Lev Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law, City of Truth), dies at 23
  • May 10 Adolfo Albertazzi, Italian writer (Amore & Amore, Top), dies at 58
  • May 15 Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant, French diplomat and pacifist (Nobel 1909), dies at 71
  • May 21 Bobby Franks, American school boy killed by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, at 14
  • May 25 Lyubov Popova, Russian avant-garde artist and painter, dies at 35
  • May 25 Ashutosh Mukherjee, Bengali educator, jurist, barrister and mathematician described as the "Banglar Bagh" (Tiger of Bengal), dies abruptly at 59
  • May 29 Pierre-Paul Cambon, French diplomat (Madrid/London), dies

Franz Kafka

Jun 3 Franz Kafka, Czech writer (Trial, Amerika, Metamorphosis), dies at 40

  • Jun 8 Andrew Irvine, English mountain climber (climbing accident) (b. 1902)

George Mallory

Jun 8 George Mallory, English mountain climber ("because it is there"), dies in a climbing accident at 37

  • Jun 10 Giacomo Matteotti, Italian Socialist Party leader, assassinated by fascists at 39
  • Jun 11 Alexander de Savornin Lohman, Dutch minister and party leader (CHU), dies at 87
  • Jun 30 Jacob Israel de Haan, Dutch poet and writer (Pypelyntjes), dies at 42
  • Jul 10 Johannes B van Heutsz, gov-gen of Dutch Indies (1904-09), dies at 73
  • Jul 13 Alfred Marshall, English economist (Principles of Economics), dies at 81
  • Jul 21 Dudley Allen Sargent, American physician and educator (Harvard U gymnasium), dies at 74
  • Jul 23 Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar, dies at 64

Joseph Conrad

Aug 3 Joseph Conrad, Polish/British writer (Heart of Darkness), dies at 66

  • Aug 9 Jacob P Vis, Dutch founder (NV Royal Salt Industries), dies at 66
  • Aug 17 Pavel S "Paul" Urysohn, Russian mathematician, drowns at 26
  • Aug 25 Mariano Álvarez, Filipino general (b. 1818)
  • Aug 27 William Maddock Bayliss, British physiologist, co-discoverer of hormones, dies at 64
  • Sep 6 Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, 4th and last child of Franz Joseph I of Austria and Elisabeth of Bavaria, dies at 56
  • Sep 18 Francis H. Bradley, British idealist philosopher (Appearance and Reality), dies at 78
  • Sep 24 Manuel Estrada Cabrera, 13th President of Guatemala (1898-1920), dies in prison at 66
  • Oct 6 Jacques Oppenheim, lawyer, dies at 75
  • Oct 7 Clemens Baeumker, German historian (Patristischen Philosophie), dies at 71
  • Oct 9 Valery Bryusov, Russian writer and critic (b. 1873)
  • Oct 12 Anatole France [Jacques Anatole Thibault], French writer (Thaïs, Wickerwork Woman, Nobel 1921), dies at 80
  • Oct 29 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British born American playwright and children's author ("Little Lord Fauntleroy"), dies at 74
  • Nov 4 Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1843)
  • Nov 7 Hans Thoma, German painter, dies at 75
  • Nov 9 Henry Cabot Lodge, American Senator (b. 1850)
  • Nov 15 Artur de Sacadura Freire Cabral, Portuguese aviator (1st flight across the south Atlantic), disappears flying over the English Channel at 43
  • Nov 19 Lee Stack, British sirdar in Egypt/gov-gen of Sudan, murdered
  • Nov 21 Florence Harding, American First Lady (b. 1860)
  • Nov 22 Herman Heijermans, Dutch writer (On Hope, Heap of Blessing), dies at 59
  • Dec 2 Kazimieras Būga, Lithuanian philologist (b. 1879)

Samuel Gompers

Dec 13 Samuel Gompers, American labor union leader (American Federation of Labor), dies at 74

  • Dec 15 T. Frank Appleby, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives - (R) New Jersey, 1921-23), dies at 60
  • Dec 27 William Archer, Scottish critic/playwright (Green Goddess), dies at 68
  • Dec 28 Léon Bakst, Russian painter and scene and costume designer, dis at 58
  • Dec 29 Carl Spitteler, Swiss writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)