On This Day

Deaths in History in November 1950

Person of interestGeorge Bernard Shaw

Nov 2 George Bernard Shaw, Irish dramatist (Pygmalion, Nobel Prize for Literature 1925), dies at 94

  • Nov 16 "Dr. Bob" Smith, American physician and co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, dies of colon cancer at 71
  • Nov 18 Gerardus van de Lion, Dutch minister of Education, dies at 60
  • Nov 25 Johannes Vilhelm Jensen, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1873)
  • Nov 25 Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat, dies at 77
  • Nov 26 Hedwig Courts-Mahler, German author, dies at 83