Deaths in History in November 1938

  • Nov 7 Ernst vom Rath, German diplomat, assassinated at 29, providing the pretext for Kristallnacht
  • Nov 9 Vasily Blyukher, Soviet military commander (b.1889)
  • Nov 9 Edward Murray East, American Botanist and Geneticist who developed hybrid corn, dies at 59

Person of interestMustafa Kemal Atatürk

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

President and founder of the Republic of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
President and founder of the Republic of Turkey
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Person of interestTyphoid Mary

Nov 11 Mary Mallon, 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 17 Ante Trumbić, Croatian politician (b. 1864)
  • Nov 19 Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (b. 1866)
  • Nov 20 Enzo Matsunaga, Japanese writer (b. 1895)
  • Nov 20 Edwin Hall, American physicist (discovered Hall effect), dies at 83
  • Nov 26 Henry Schultz, US farm commune, dies
  • Nov 30 Corneliu Codreanu, Romania fascist/putschist (Iron Guard), dies