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Notable Deaths - 1931

1931Thomas Alva Edison, inventor, dies in West Orange, NJ, at 84

1931Daniel Williams, American heart surgeon, dies at 73

1931 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 1
Martinus Beijerinck, Dutch microbiologist and botanist (b. 1851) 
Jan 1
Hjalmar Bergman, Herr von Hancken 
Jan 3
Joseph J C Joffre, French marshal, dies at 78 
Jan 3
Joseph Joffre, Hearst-Pathé News, No. 8 
Jan 4
Art Acord, western actor (Set Free, Spurs & Saddles), dies at 40 
Jan 4
Art Acord, Lazy Lightning 
Jan 6
Stanley Cooke, The Road to Fortune 
Jan 6
Ethel Grey Terry, The Penalty 
Jan 7
Henri Desfontaines, Jésus de Nazareth 
Jan 9
Claude Anet [Jean Schopfer], French writer (La fille perdue), dies 
Jan 9
Wayne Munn, wrestler (b. 1896) 
Jan 9
Claude Anet, Love in the Afternoon 
Jan 11
Oscar Fetras, composer, dies at 76 
Jan 11
James Milton Carroll, American Baptist pastor, leader, historian, and author (b. 1852) 
Jan 11
Gertrud Arnold, Die Nibelungen: Siegfried 
Jan 12
Willy, Le friquet 
Jan 14
William Ernst Johnson, British mathematician, dies 
Jan 14
Edgar Adams, All Quiet on the Western Front 
Jan 18
Philip Hubbard, East Is East 
Jan 18
Gustaw Cybulski, Janko zwyciezca 
Jan 20
Margrethe Munthe, 16. December 
Jan 21
Felix Blumenfeld, composer, dies at 67 
Jan 22
Alma Rubens, American actress (b. 1897) 
Jan 22
Alma Rubens, The Rejected Woman 
Jan 23
Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina (Diaghilew, Dying Swan), dies 
Jan 23
Anna Pavlova, The Dumb Girl of Portici 
Jan 26
Graça Aranha, Vale do Canaã 
Jan 31
Béla Vágó, A szerencse fia 
Feb 2
Theodor Batthynyi, Hungarian contra-revolutionary, dies at 71 
Feb 3
Hans Schardt, Swiss geologist, dies at 72 
Feb 7
Ion Vidu, composer, dies at 67 
Feb 7
Roushi, Slave Mother 
Feb 9
Vilhelm Thomsen, Klør Dame 
Feb 11
Charles Algernon Parsons, British inventor (steam turbine), dies at 76 
Feb 11
Charles Parsons, inventor of the steam turbine, dies 
Feb 12
Samedbey Mehmandarov, Russian general (b. 1855) 
Feb 12
Erwin Connelly, Sherlock Jr. 
Feb 15
Louis Mann, The Sins of the Children 
Feb 16
Juan Vert, Amor de hombre 
Feb 17
Wladyslaw Jaminski, Syn szatana 
Feb 18
Milan Šufflay, Croatian politician (b. 1879) 
Feb 18
Louis Wolheim, All Quiet on the Western Front 
Feb 18
Peter Elfelt, Kørsel med grønlandske hunde 
Feb 23
Nellie Melba, [Helen Mitchell], Australian soprano, dies 
Feb 23
Emilio Mesejo, Fotografias animadas 
Feb 23
Nellie Melba, Country Life 
Feb 26
Otto Wallach, German chemist (Nobel 1910), dies at 83 
Feb 28
Ban Johnson, created (baseball's AL), dies after a long illness 
Mar 1
Alexander Ferenczy, Cagliostro - Liebe und Leben eines großen Abenteurers 
Mar 1
Gilbert Dalleu, Un soir 
Mar 3
Otto Reutter, Frühere Verhältnisse 
Mar 4
Cornelius Kirschner, Das vierte Gebot 
Mar 5
Fr. Arthur Tooth SSC, Anglican Clergyman prosecuted and imprisoned for ritualist activities (b. 1839) 
Mar 7
Akseli V Gallen-Kallela, Finnish painter/illustrator, dies at 65 
Mar 7
Theo van Doesburg, [Christian Kupper], painter/architect, dies at 47 
Mar 7
Akseli Gallen-Kallela,  
Mar 7
Lupu Pick, Aus den Erinnerungen eines Frauenarztes - 2. Lüge und Wahrheit 
Mar 8
Clara Kathleen Rogers, composer, dies at 87 
Mar 9
Ida B Wells-Barnett, famous black, dies in Chicago at 78 
Mar 11
F.W. Murnau, German film director (b. 1888) 
Mar 11
F.W. Murnau, Nosferatu 
Mar 11
Adolf Klein, Phantom 
Mar 16
James Neill, The Cheat 
Mar 19
Ingeborg Larsen, Folkets Vilje 
Mar 20
Hermann Müller, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876) 
Mar 20
Hermann Müller, Right to Happiness 
Mar 21
Erik Schmedes, Inferno 
Mar 22
Ban Johnson, founder of baseball's American League, dies at 67 
Mar 23
Bhagat Singh, Rajguru, Sukhdev Indian freedom fighters 
Mar 24
Charles Clary, The Penalty 
Mar 24
Robert Edeson, The King of Kings 
Mar 27
Arnold Bennett, English novelist, dies aged 63 
Mar 27
Arnold Bennett, The Promoter 
Mar 31
Knute Rockne, football player/coach, dies in a plane crash at 43 
Mar 31
Knute Rockne, Various Shifts 
Apr 1
Macklyn Arbuckle, Janice Meredith 
Apr 4
George Whitefield Chadwick, composer, dies at 76 
Apr 5
Marc Robbins, Their Act 
Apr 6
Giuseppi Radiciotti, composer, dies at 73 
Apr 6
Hubert Druce, Life 
Apr 6
Mary Moore, David Garrick 
Apr 8
Eric Axel Karlfeldt, poet, dies 
Apr 9
Paul Antonin Vidal, composer, dies at 67 
Apr 9
Alfred Hickman, The Enchanted Cottage 
Apr 9
Tom Santschi, The Abyss 
Apr 9
Gyula Stella, Stars of Eger 
Apr 10
Khalil Gibran, Lebanese poet and painter (b. 1883) 
Apr 10
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet 
Apr 10
Nealson Smith, The Son of the Sheik 
Apr 11
Will Evans, Building a Chicken House 
Apr 12
Arthur Hunter, Traffic in Souls 
Apr 12
Fausto Maria Martini, Satan's Rhapsody 
Apr 13
Bobby Dean, Barnum & Ringling, Inc. 
Apr 13
Maurice Abrahams, 21 
Apr 14
Rufin Morozowicz, Tajemnica przystanku tramwajowego 
Apr 19
Mabel Fenton, How Molly Malone Made Good 
Apr 19
Jenõ Horváth, A riporterkirály 
Apr 20
Eustace Hale Ball, The City Fellow 
Apr 24
Davit Kldiashvili, Samanishvilis dedinatsvali 
Apr 25
A J Y (Bert) Hopkins, cricketer (20 Tests for Aust, 509 runs), dies 
Apr 28
Joseph Levigard, Grit Wins 
Apr 28
William W. Cohill, Life Without Soul 
Apr 30
Sammy Woods, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia, 3 for England), dies 
May 3
Frank Hoyt Losey, composer, dies at 59 
May 3
Otto Winter-Hjelm, composer, dies at 93 
May 5
Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (b. 1899) 
May 8
Bertha Lewis, The Mikado 
May 8
Hans Otto, Der Monte Christo von Prag 
May 9
A[lbert] A[braham] Michelson, US physicist (1907 Nobel), dies at 78 
May 12
Eugene Ysaye, composer, dies at 72 
May 12
Eugene-Auguste Ysaye, composer, dies at 72 
May 13
Josif Marinkovic, composer, dies at 79 
May 14
David Belasco, American theatrical producer (b. 1853) 
May 14
Denys Finch Hatton, English big-game hunter (b. 1887) 
May 14
Viktor Dyk, The Pied Piper 
May 14
David Belasco, Laugh, Clown, Laugh 
May 15
Ida Brander, Rakkauden kaikkivalta - Amor Omnia 
May 16
Grant Clarke, Public Enemies 
May 17
Johan [Eliza J] de Master, art critic/writer, dies 
May 17
Timothy Cole, wood engraver, dies 
May 18
Billy Stone, King of Jazz 
May 21
Andrew Mack, The Ragged Earl 
May 26
Adele Windsor, True to the Navy 
May 29
Felix Hollaender, Jealousy 
May 31
Felix-Raymond-Marie Rouleau, French Canadian cardinal, archbishop of Quebec (b. 1866) 
Jun 2
Joseph Farnham, The Cameraman 
Jun 3
Ben Swor Jr., The Carnation Kid 
Jun 4
Ibn Ali Hussein, King of Hejaz, dies 
Jun 6
Gloria Greer, Moonlight and Monkey Business 
Jun 7
Viktor Schwannecke, Moritz macht sein Glück 
Jun 9
Henrique Oswald, composer, dies at 79 
Jun 13
Shibasaburo Kitasato, Japanese physician (b. 1851) 
Jun 13
Sydney Rosenfeld, Children of Destiny 
Jun 13
Santiago Rusiñol, El señor Esteve 
Jun 20
Rozsi T. Forrai, A szerencse fia 
Jun 21
Nellie Stewart, Nell Gwynne 
Jun 22
Armand Fallières, French president (b. 1841) 
Jun 22
Armand Fallières, Le voyage du président Fallières en Angleterre 
Jun 24
Aladár Kuncz, A fekete kolostor 
Jun 28
Edith Posca, Scherben 
Jun 29
Nérée Beauchemin, Quebec poet (b. 1850) 
Jun 29
Pol de Mont, De verrijzenis van Ons Heer 
Jul 2
Stephen Babcock, American Agricultural Chemist (Babcock test and father of scientific dairying), dies at 87 
Jul 3
Brinsley Shaw, A Stranger in Camp 
Jul 4
Emanuele F duke of Aosta, Italian WW I-general/fascist, dies at 62 
Jul 4
Hussein ibn-Ali, sjarif Mecca/king/kalief of Hedzjaz (1917-24), dies 
Jul 7
Johannes Jacobus "Kodgee" Kotze, cricketer (South Africa 1902-07), dies 
Jul 7
Eugen Wiesner, Batalion 
Jul 9
Dick Hatton, He-Man's Country 
Jul 10
Tony Schumacher, Das Turm-Engele 
Jul 12
George Westmore, The Nut 
Jul 13
Tor Hedberg, Johan Ulfstjerna 
Jul 14
Pedro León, They Were Four 
Jul 15
Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian economist (b. 1868) 
Jul 16
Charles Studd, cricketer (5 Tests for England 1882-83), dies 
Jul 16
George S. Dougherty, The Line-Up at Police Headquarters 
Jul 18
Oskar Minkowski, German Biologist (pancreas and diabetes), dies at 73 
Jul 21
Heidi Blåfield, Noidan kirot 
Jul 23
Ressel Orla, Die Spinnen, 1. Teil - Der Goldene See 
Jul 24
Marie WF Treub, Dutch economist/minister of finance, dies at 75 
Jul 24
Dick Lee, The New Fire Chief 
Jul 26
Jalmari Lahdensuo, Pohjalaisia 
Jul 27
Auguste-Henri Forel, Swiss entomologist (b. 1848) 
Jul 27
Karel Fiala, Prach a broky 
Jul 28
E.J. Carroll, The Man from Kangaroo 
Aug 2
William 'Shorty' Blanche, Sally of the Sawdust 
Aug 4
Daniel Williams, American heart surgeon, dies at 73 
Aug 5
Ullrich Haupt, actor (Morocco, Du Barry-Woman of Passion), dies at 43 
Aug 5
Marie Hübnerová, Loupezník 
Aug 5
Ullrich Haupt, Morocco 
Aug 6
Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, jazz cornetist (In Mist), dies at 29 
Aug 6
Bix Beiderbecke, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 
Aug 7
Ernest Shipman, The Grub Stake 
Aug 11
Linda Loredo, Come Clean 
Aug 12
Johan Kievit, Dik Trom weet raad 
Aug 13
Lester Lonergan, Seven Faces 
Aug 14
Janie Marèse, La Chienne 
Aug 14
Louis Chrispijn Jr., Ontrouw 
Aug 15
Ruth Fuller Golden, Pegeen 
Aug 19
Aristides Agramonte y Simoni, Cuban-American Physician, Pathologist and Bacteriologist (yellow fever), dies at 63 
Aug 20
Waldemar von Baussnern, composer, dies at 64 
Aug 22
Joseph Tabrar, Jean Stapleton 
Aug 27
Willem H Nolens, priest/2nd Chamber member, dies 
Aug 27
Frank Harris, Irish author and editor (b. 1856) 
Aug 27
Francis Marion Smith, American borax magnate (b. 1846) 
Aug 27
Frank Harris, Cowboy 
Aug 28
Jane Blyler, Hey There 
Aug 29
David Abercrombie, Abercrombie & Fitch founder 
Aug 30
Emilie Sannom, La fanciulla dell'aria 
Aug 31
Marcel Planiol, French private law scholar, dies 
Aug 31
Hall Caine, The Manxman 
Sep 2
Charles Cherry, The Mummy and the Humming Bird 
Sep 5
John Thomson, football player who died in an accidental collision during a match (b. 1909) 
Sep 9
Lujo [Ludwig J von] Brentano, German economist dies at 86 
Sep 9
Kate Phillips, The Sands of Time 
Sep 9
Henri Burguet, Incriminating Evidence 
Sep 9
Eugene Wiley Presbrey, Raffles 
Sep 10
Alfonso Randano, composer, dies at 78 
Sep 10
Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1869) 
Sep 10
Salvatore Maranzano, America and the Mob: Wartime Friends 
Sep 11
Salvatore Maranzano, American crime boss (b. 1868) 
Sep 11
Anton Amon, Die Beichte des Feldkuraten 
Sep 11
Professor Chira, Clothes Count 
Sep 13
Lawrence D'Orsay, The Earl of Pawtucket 
Sep 17
Franciszek Fraczkowski, Tyrannenherrschaft 
Sep 18
Hazrat Babajan, a Baloch Muslim saint (b. c. 1806) 
Sep 19
Aurélio da Paz dos Reis, Saída do Pessoal Operário da Fábrica Confiança 
Sep 19
Aniela Boguslawska, Dzieje grzechu 
Sep 19
Ödön Uher ifj., A bánya titka 
Sep 20
Sam Morris, cricketer (one Test Aust v Eng 1884), dies 
Sep 20
Ugo Falena, Il re fantasma 
Sep 22
Gyula Hegedüs, Élet, halál, szerelem 
Sep 22
Adolphe Candé, L'espionne 
Sep 24
Gilbert Childs, The Co-Optimists 
Sep 26
Albert Capellani, Aladdin and His Wonder Lamp 
Sep 29
Regina Doyle, The Danger Line 
Sep 30
Kenneth Raisbeck, The Gay Defender 
Oct 2
Thomas Johnstone Lipton, sportsman/merchant, dies 
Oct 2
Thomas Lipton, Sir Thomas Lipton Out West 
Oct 3
Carl August Nielsen, composer, dies at 66 
Oct 3
Carl Nielsen, At kende sandheden 
Oct 5
Anne Fellows Johnston, The Little Colonel 
Oct 8
Sir John Monash, Australian soldier general (b. 1865) 
Oct 8
Dwinelle Benthall, The Goose Woman 
Oct 10
Karl von Bach, German engineer (Maschinenelemente), dies at 84 
Oct 13
Ernst Didring, Swedish author (b. 1868) 
Oct 13
George Kuwa, Moran of the Lady Letty 
Oct 14
Harry Mainhall, When the Lightning Struck 
Oct 17
Alfons Maria Jakob, German neurologist (b. 1884) 
Oct 18
Thomas Alva Edison, inventor, dies in West Orange, NJ, at 84 
Oct 18
Thomas A. Edison, The Patchwork Girl of Oz 
Oct 19
Georg Engel, Die Herrin und ihr Knecht 
Oct 19
Edward M. McDermott, The Public Enemy 
Oct 20
Emanuel Moor, composer, dies at 68 
Oct 20
István Szentgyörgyi, The Exile 
Oct 20
Marie Laudová-Horicová, Okovy 
Oct 21
A Schnitzler, writer, dies at 69 
Oct 21
Charles McHugh, Be My Wife 
Oct 21
Arthur Schnitzler, Eyes Wide Shut 
Oct 24
Murray Bisset, cricketer (S Afr)/Chief Justice of Rhodesia, dies 
Oct 24
W.H. Bainbridge, A Broadway Scandal 
Oct 26
Charles Comiskey, baseball team owner (b. 1859) 
Oct 26
Charles A. Comiskey, The Giants-White Sox Tour 
Oct 29
Luciano Gallet, composer, dies at 38 
Nov 1
Fred Huntley, Johanna Enlists 
Nov 2
Arthur James Cook, union leader (coal miners), dies at 47 
Nov 2
Harry Musgrove, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885), dies 
Nov 2
Harry F. Millarde, The Money Gulf 
Nov 3
Rudolf W Canne, Fries playwright (Peaske), dies at 60 
Nov 3
Robert Williams, Platinum Blonde 
Nov 4
Charles Buddy Bolden, US jazz musician, dies 
Nov 4
Buddy Bolden,  
Nov 6
Claude Berkeley, Check and Double Check 
Nov 7
Tom Barry, In Old Arizona 
Nov 7
Clayton Packard, The King of Kings 
Nov 9
Rae Berger, Curing Father 
Nov 9
Bessie Lee, Ladies of the Big House 
Nov 9
Lillian Clark, Orphans of the Wild 
Nov 11
Shibusawa Eiichi, Japanese industrialist (b. 1840) 
Nov 14
Oscar Bergström, Orfeus i Underjorden 
Nov 15
Cornelis A J van Dishoeck, publisher, dies 
Nov 17
Georgi Atanasov, composer, dies at 50 
Nov 17
John P Lotsy, botanist/geneticist (Resumptio Genetics), dies at 64 
Nov 19
Frederic Cliffe, composer, dies at 74 
Nov 19
Xu Zhimo, Chinese poet (b. 1897) 
Nov 22
Karl Adolf, Haus Nr. 37 
Nov 23
Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist, dies 
Nov 27
Lya De Putti, Hungarian actress (b. 1899) 
Nov 27
Robert Ames, The Trespasser 
Nov 27
Lya De Putti, The Informer 
Nov 28
Theodore Wharton, The Exploits of Elaine 
Nov 29
A.P. Younger, In Old Kentucky 
Nov 30
John Hyatt Brewer, composer, dies at 75 
Nov 30
Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas, composer, dies at 46 
Nov 30
Marc Delmas, The Little Thing 
Nov 30
Hjalmar Nortamo, Eulalia-täti 
Dec 2
Paul-Marie-Theodore-Vincent D'indy, French count/composer, dies at 80 
Dec 3
Joseph Bennett, Youth's Desire 
Dec 5
Vachel Lindsay, American poet (b. 1879) 
Dec 6
Herman Fichtenberg, The Great Universal Mystery 
Dec 10
Max Elskamp, Belgian author/poet (Six Chansons), dies at 69 
Dec 13
Gustave le Bon, French psychologist (b. 1840) 
Dec 13
Enrico Rastelli, Jealousy 
Dec 14
W. Carey Wonderly, That Girl from Paris 
Dec 16
Gustave J Waffelaert, Flemish theologist/bishop of Bruges, dies at 82 
Dec 17
Alfredo Testoni, Il cardinale Lambertini 
Dec 17
Frank Sylvester, Father's Bluff 
Dec 18
John T "Legs" Diamond, US gangster, murdered at 35 
Dec 23
Wilson Bentley, American scientist (b. 1865) 
Dec 23
Mehmet Rauf, The Claw 
Dec 23
Tyrone Power Sr., The Big Trail 
Dec 26
Melvil Dewey, inventor of the Dewey decimal classification (b. 1851) 
Dec 26
Loyola O'Connor, True Heart Susie 
Dec 27
Peter Christian Lutkin, composer, dies at 73 
Dec 27
Walter Courvoisier, composer, dies at 56 
Dec 27
Alfred Perceval Graves, The Post-Bag 
Dec 30
Tyrone Power Sr, actor (Big Trial, Test of Donald Norton), dies at 62 
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