On This Day

Deaths in History in February 1938

  • Feb 5 Hans Litten, German jurist (b. 1903)
  • Feb 6 Marianne Von Werefkin, Russian-German-Swiss Expressionist painter, dies at 77

Harvey Firestone

Feb 7 Harvey Firestone, American manufacturer and founder of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, dies at 69

Tire Industrialist Harvey Firestone
Tire Industrialist
Harvey Firestone
  • Feb 9 Truby King, pioneer of mothercraft, dies
  • Feb 11 James A. Ten Eyck, American champion rower and coach (Ten Eyck Trophy namesake), dies at 86
  • Feb 16 Otto zur Linde, German author (Lieder of the Leids), dies at 64
  • Feb 18 Edward Anseele, Belgian socialist politician, dies at 81
  • Feb 18 David King Udall, American politician (b. 1851)

George Dayton

Feb 18 George Dayton, American businessman (founder of Target Corporation), dies of cancer at 80

Businessman and Founder of Target George Dayton
Businessman and Founder of Target
George Dayton
  • Feb 19 Leopoldo Lugones, Argentine poet (Las montañas del oro), dies at 63
  • Feb 21 George Ellery Hale, American astronomer (discovery of magnetic fields in sunspot), dies at 69