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Date Event
Jan 1
Paul Adam, French writer (L'enfant d'Austerlitz), dies at 57 
Jan 4
Benito Pérez Galdós, Spanish novelist (b. 1843) 
Jan 4
Benito Pérez Galdós, Tristana 
Jan 7
Edmund Barton, 1st Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1849) 
Jan 8
Maud Powell, The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 
Jan 9
Lew Hart, The Deacon's Son 
Jan 14
John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (b. 1864) 
Jan 16
Reginald De Koven, composer, dies at 60 
Jan 16
Reginald De Koven, Harlem Nights 
Jan 18
Giovanni Capurro, The Hangover 
Jan 20
Georg Lurich, Estonian wrestler (b. 1876) 
Jan 23
Pasi Jääskeläinen, Laivan kannella 
Jan 24
Cyrus Townsend Brady, Vengeance - and the Woman 
Jan 24
Hazel Neason, The Answered Prayer 
Jan 25
Amadeo Modigliani, Italian sculptor/painter, dies at 35 
Jan 26
Matthias Enzberger, German minister of finance, murdered 
Jan 31
Gilda Langer, Struggling Souls 
Feb 4
Leo Delaney, A Tin-Type Romance 
Feb 7
Alexander Koltsjak, adm/leader Russian counter-revolutionary, executed 
Feb 7
Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak, Russian military commander (b. 1874) 
Feb 7
Aleksandr Kolchak,  
Feb 8
Richard Dehmel, writer, dies at 56 
Feb 11
Gaby Deslys, Le Dieu du hasard 
Feb 12
Emile Sauret, composer, dies at 67 
Feb 12
Jean Allemane, French socialist/communard (allemanisten), dies at 77 
Feb 12
Ottalee Baker, Frank "Home Run" Baker's wife, dies at 31 
Feb 14
Sol Levy, Wings 
Feb 17
Thomas Commerford, A Failure at Fifty 
Feb 20
Robert E Peary, US pole explorer (North Pole, 6/4/1909), dies at 63 
Feb 20
Robert Peary, Animated Weekly, No. 36 
Feb 21
Jacinta Marto, witness of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima (b. 1910) 
Feb 23
Alexander Alexandrovich Il'yinsky, composer, dies at 61 
Feb 25
Aloys, Liechtenstein nobleman/politician, dies at 73 
Feb 26
Ludwig Rubiner, writer, dies at 38 
Feb 27
Alexandru D Xenopol, Romanian historian, dies at 72 
Feb 27
Richárd Falk, The Colonel 
Feb 27
Antal Nyáray, The Last Bohemian 
Mar 1
Joseph Trumpeldor, killed defending Tel-Mai against arab attack 
Mar 1
John H. Bankhead, U.S. Senator (b. 1842) 
Mar 2
Harry Solter, The Closed Door 
Mar 3
Theodor Philipsen, Danish painter (b. 1840) 
Mar 6
Rev. Anderson Hatfield,  
Mar 6
Ömer Seyfettin, Diyet 
Mar 7
Oda Larsen, Hans Ungdomsbrud 
Mar 7
Adolf Jensen, Fyrstindens skæbne 
Mar 8
Rafael Obligado, Argentine writer (Santos Vega), dies at 69 
Mar 8
Rafael Obligado, Nobleza gaucha 
Mar 11
Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer (b. 1865) 
Mar 20
Venustiano Carranza, president Mexico (1915-20), murdered at 60 
Mar 21
Federigo Tozzi, Ital writer/journalist (Torre, Tre Croci), dies at 37 
Mar 21
Irène Hillel-Erlanger, L'invitation au voyage 
Mar 23
Ivar Knudsen, Direktør Ivar Knudsen til prøvesejlads om bord paa et dieselskib, omgivet af repræsentanter for handel og industri, hvoriblandt admiral A. de Richelieu, etatsraad Martin Dessau, gehejmeetatsraad Julius Larsen, baron Blixen-Finecke og flere 
Mar 24
Jan Buderman, 999 + 1 
Mar 25
John Burton, The Bond Between 
Mar 26
William Chester Minor, American surgeon and contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary (b. 1834) 
Mar 26
Mrs. Humphrey Ward, The Marriage of William Ashe 
Mar 27
Johan G Danser, Dutch poet (Meetings), dies at 26 
Mar 27
Federigo Tozzi, Con gli occhi chiusi 
Apr 2
Victor Blüthgen, Gendarm Möbius 
Apr 3
Homer Newton Bartlett, composer, dies at 74 
Apr 7
Karl Binding, German jurist (b. 1841) 
Apr 8
Charles Tomlinson Griffes, US composer (White Peacock), dies at 35 
Apr 8
Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Glorifying the American Girl 
Apr 10
Moritz B Cantor, German mathematician, dies at 90 
Apr 10
Tryggve Andersen, Norwegian writer (Mod Kvaeld), dies at 53 
Apr 12
Walter Edwards, A Pair of Silk Stockings 
Apr 14
Fritz Magnussen, Hendes fortid 
Apr 15
Jacob van Stolk Azn, art collector, dies at 74 
Apr 15
Helena Cavallier, Os Dois Proscritos ou a Restauração de Portugal em 1640 
Apr 16
John Conrad Nordqvist, composer, dies at 80 
Apr 17
Thomas Persse, A Pair of Silk Stockings 
Apr 24
Fritz Sterler, The General's Children 
Apr 25
Clarine Seymour, Just Rambling Along 
Apr 26
Srinivasa Ramanujan, Indian mathematician (b. 1887) 
Apr 26
Marjorie Benton Cooke, Married? 
Apr 29
William Henry Seward, Jr., Union Brigadier General in the American Civil War (b. 1839) 
May 2
Hallander Helleman, Leaves Out of the Book of Satan 
May 3
James S. Barcus, The Governor's Boss 
May 9
Frank Carter, The Curse of the Great Southwest 
May 10
John Wesley Hyatt, inventor/plastics pioneer, dies 
May 10
Jan Klecanda, Father Vojtech 
May 11
William D Howells, US author (A Woman's Reason), dies at 83 
May 11
Jim Colosimo,  
May 11
William Dean Howells, Christmas Every Day 
May 15
Aurelio Sidney, El león 
May 16
Levi P. Morton, United States Vice President under Benjamin Harrision (b. 1824) 
May 16
José Gómez 'Gallito', Corazón de España o El triunfo de Granero 
May 17
Maitland Hathorn, cricketer (325 runs in 12 Tests S Afr 1901-11), dies 
May 21
Venustiano Carranza, Hearst-Pathé News, No. 20 
May 21
Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna 
May 22
Hal Reid, At Cripple Creek 
May 23
Svetozar Boroević, Austrian field marshal (b. 1856) 
May 25
Georg Jarno, Die Försterchristl 
May 28
W.A. Tarleton, Injustice 
Jun 5
Rhoda Broughton, Welsh author (b. 1840) 
Jun 5
Peter Fjelstrup, Blind Justice 
Jun 6
Henrik Scharling, Noedebo Vicarage 
Jun 12
Julius Spielmann, Das Dreimäderlhaus 
Jun 13
Essad Pasja, Albanian military man/minister, murdered at peace confer 
Jun 14
Max Weber, German sociologist/economist/historian, dies 
Jun 14
Gabrielle Réjane, Alsace 
Jun 15
Michel-Gaston Carraud, composer, dies at 55 
Jun 20
Dmitry Ivanovsky, Russian Botanist who discovered the organisms that came to be known as viruses, dies at 55 
Jun 28
Marcia Moore, Dorothy and the Scarecrow in Oz 
Jun 30
Lena Christ, writer, dies at 38 
Jun 30
Lena Christ, Der Fall Lena Christ 
Jul 2
William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer (b. 1846) 
Jul 5
John Shuter, cricketer (scored 28 in only Test for England 1888), dies 
Jul 5
Max Klinger, German graphic artist/painter/sculptor, dies at 63 
Jul 5
Edwin Holt, Heart and Soul 
Jul 10
Eugenie M de Montijo y de Guzman, Emperor of France, dies at 94 
Jul 10
John A "Jacky" Kilverston, adm/designer (dreadnought), dies at 79 
Jul 10
Jackie Fisher, British admiral (b. 1841) 
Jul 20
Bill O'Neill, World Series Baseball Game 
Jul 22
William Kissam Vanderbilt, member of the Vanderbilt family (b. 1849) 
Jul 23
Conrad Kohrs, German-born rancher (b. 1835) 
Jul 24
Ludwig Ganghofer, The Monastery's Hunter 
Jul 26
Carlos Troyer, composer, dies at 83 
Aug 1
Bal Gangadhar Tilak, British-Indian hindu leader, dies 
Aug 2
Ormer Locklear, American stunt pilot (b. 1891) 
Aug 2
Ormer Locklear, The Skywayman 
Aug 2
George W. Anson, The President's Special 
Aug 2
Milton 'Skeets' Elliott, The Skywayman 
Aug 4
Vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov, composer, dies at 54 
Aug 6
Stefan Bastyr, Polish aviator, first flight in independent Poland (b. 1890) 
Aug 10
Ádám Politzer, Austrian physician (b. 1835) 
Aug 10
James O'Neill, The Count of Monte Cristo 
Aug 16
J Norman Lockyer, English physicist (discovered helium in Sun), dies 
Aug 17
Ray Chapman, hit in the head by Yanks' Carl Mays pitch, dies 
Aug 17
Ray Chapman, American baseball player (b. 1891) 
Aug 20
Salvador Rosich, El fusilamiento de Dorrego 
Aug 22
Anders Zorn, Swedish painter (Gustavus Vasa), dies at 60 
Aug 27
Hildur Carlberg, The Parson's Widow 
Aug 28
Suzanne Grandais, Le mystère des roches de Kador 
Aug 31
Wilhelm Wundt, German physiologist/psychologist/philosopher, dies 
Sep 5
Robert Harron, actor (Intolerance), accidental shot to death at 27 
Sep 5
Robert Harron, The Birth of a Nation 
Sep 6
Paul-Jean Toulet, Mon amie Nane 
Sep 7
Simon-Napoléon Parent, politician, premier of the province of Quebec (b. 1855) 
Sep 10
Olive Thomas, The Flapper 
Sep 16
Daniel Andersson, Swedish poet/writer (Polar History), dies at 32 
Sep 16
Willy Grebst, Fången på Karlstens fästning 
Sep 17
Egerton Castle, Sweet Kitty Bellairs 
Sep 24
Peter Carl Fabergé, Million Dollar Tech 
Sep 25
William F Sudds, composer, dies at 77 
Sep 27
Ned Finley, O'Garry of the Royal Mounted 
Sep 28
Nestor de Tière, Roze Kate 
Sep 30
Carl-Gustaf Florin, Ett farligt frieri 
Oct 2
Max Bruch, composer, dies at 82 
Oct 2
Theodore Marston, Jane Eyre 
Oct 2
Max Bruch, Kinsey 
Oct 4
Aurélia Delorme, Os Dois Proscritos ou a Restauração de Portugal em 1640 
Oct 6
Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazilian composer/conductor (Artemis), dies at 56 
Oct 13
Isaac Capadose, lawyer/evangelist, dies at 86 
Oct 16
Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazilian composer/conductor (Artemis), dies at 56 
Oct 17
John Reed, October (Ten Days that Shook the World) 
Oct 17
Alajos Mészáros, A hadtest parancsnok 
Oct 20
Max Bruch, German composer (Kol Nidre), dies at 82 
Oct 22
J.L. Franck, Her Moment 
Oct 22
Oliver Doud Byron, Across the Continent 
Oct 25
Alexander, king of Greece (1917-20), dies after ape bite at 27 
Oct 29
Johann Ernst Perabo, composer, dies at 74 
Oct 31
Alphonse Desjardins, founder of the Caisses populaires Desjardins (b. 1854) 
Nov 2
Andre Dumont, Belgian mine engineer (Limburgs coal basin), dies at 73 
Nov 8
Abraham Kuyper, clergyman/Dutch premier (AR 1908-12), dies at 83 
Nov 8
Salomon Anski, Russian/Polish yiddish author (Dibboek), dies at 57 
Nov 10
A.E. George, Brigadier Gerard 
Nov 17
Mario Caserini, The Last Days of Pompeii 
Nov 20
Ethel Dovey, Thus Saith the Lord 
Nov 21
Caryl Florio, composer, dies at 77 
Nov 21
William James Robjohn, composer, dies at 77 
Nov 22
Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (b. 1884) 
Nov 23
Mohammed ibn Addoellah, Somalian resistances leader "Mad Molla", dies 
Nov 25
Gaston Chevrolet, French-born American race car driver and automobile pioneer (b. 1892) 
Nov 25
John Lawson, Humanity; or, Only a Jew 
Nov 26
Alfred Brydone, Richard III 
Nov 27
Luigi Bertelli, Gian Burrasca 
Dec 2
Félicien Trewey, The Lumière Brothers' First Films 
Dec 6
Karel Kovarovic, composer, dies at 57 
Dec 9
Mollie McConnell, His Old-Fashioned Dad 
Dec 10
Horace Elgin Dodge, American automobile manufacturing pioneer (b. 1868) 
Dec 11
Olive Schreiner, The Story of an African Farm 
Dec 12
Olive Schreiner, South Afr writer (Healing Imagination), dies at 75 
Dec 12
Paul Lacome, composer, dies at 82 
Dec 14
George Gipp, American football player (b. 1895) 
Dec 16
Ma, the Benovelent, Chinese muslim rebel (holy war), dies 
Dec 21
Claude Tozer, cricketer (dashing NSW batsman, shot to death 
Dec 31
Albert Roelofs, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 43 
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