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Notable Deaths - 1918

1918Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], German pilot dies after his plane his shot down at 25

1918Anastasia Nikolaevna, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 17

1918Wilfrid Laurier, Canadian PM (1896-1911), dies

1918Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 84

1918John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician/soldier, dies of pneumonia at 45

1918Nicholas II Alexandrovich, last Tsar of Russia, executed at 50

1918Claude Debussy, French composer (Iberia/La mer), dies in Paris at 55

1918Joyce Kilmer, American poet, dies at 31

1918 Deaths
Date Event
Jan 2
Sijbe K Bakker, vicar/theologist (Christian-Socialism), dies at 42 
Jan 6
Georg F L P Cantor, German mathematician: collection, dies at 72 
Jan 8
Michael Hertz, composer, dies at 73 
Jan 8
Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (b. 1827) 
Jan 8
Johannes Pääsuke, Karujaht Pärnumaal 
Jan 9
Émile Reynaud, French scientist (b. 1844) 
Jan 9
Émile Reynaud, Pauvre Pierrot 
Jan 13
Junie McCree, Enigma 
Jan 17
Scheel Vandel, Capital Execution 
Jan 24
George Arthur Crump, Founder of the Pine Valley Golf Club in Clementon NJ (b. 1871) 
Jan 26
Franklin Ritchie, The Undertow 
Jan 28
John McCrae, Canadian poet/physician/soldier, dies of pneumonia at 45 
Jan 28
John McCrae, What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown? 
Feb 2
John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59 
Feb 2
John L. Sullivan, The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight 
Feb 6
Gustav Klimt, Austrian painter/cartoonist, dies at 55 
Feb 6
Gustav Klimt,  
Feb 7
Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, composer, dies at 68 
Feb 9
Emiel van der Straeten, [Delrue], Flemish playwright, dies at 30 
Feb 10
Abdul Hamid II Ottoman Sultan (b. 1842) 
Feb 10
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Italian pacifist, Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 84 
Feb 15
Vernon Castle, The Whirl of Life 
Feb 17
Wilfrid Laurier, Canadian PM (1896-1911), dies 
Feb 20
Conrad Diehl, Opening of the Pan-American Exposition Showing Vice President Roosevelt Leading the Procession 
Feb 21
Hedwig Lachmann, Salome 
Feb 22
Billy Madden, The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight 
Feb 22
Terry McGovern, The Gans-McGovern Fight 
Feb 23
Lord Brassey, The Melbourne Cup 
Mar 1
Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren, composer, dies at 64 
Mar 2
Jacob H. Smith, The 17th Infantry, U.S.A. 
Mar 4
Eugene D'Harcourt, composer, dies at 58 
Mar 9
[Benjamin] Franc[lin] Wedekind, German writer/press sec, dies at 53 
Mar 9
Frank Wedekind, Pandora's Box 
Mar 12
Adolf Mérey, A szobalány 
Mar 13
Karel Stecker, composer, dies at 57 
Mar 13
William Courtleigh, actor (Susie Snowflake), dies at 26 
Mar 13
William Courtleigh Jr., Neal of the Navy 
Mar 14
Lillian Cook, The Blue Bird 
Mar 14
Henryk Grubinski, Sad bozy 
Mar 15
Jose Silvestre de los Dolores White Lafitte, composer, dies at 82 
Mar 15
Juliette Marie Olga Lili Boulanger, composer, dies at 24 
Mar 15
Lili Boulanger, composer, dies at 24 
Mar 15
George Alexander, Masks and Faces 
Mar 15
José White, The Lost City 
Mar 16
Harry James Smith, A Tailor Made Man 
Mar 18
Willem Coenen, composer, dies at 80 
Mar 19
Willem H de Beaufort, Dutch historian/liberal politician, dies at 73 
Mar 20
Lewis A. Grant, American Civil War General (b. 1828) 
Mar 23
Cesar Cortinas, composer, dies at 27 
Mar 23
Barry O'Neil, Life's Whirlpool 
Mar 24
Theophile Ysaye, composer, dies at 53 
Mar 24
Mike Donovan, Train vs. Donovan 
Mar 24
Chung Ling Soo,  
Mar 25
Claude Debussy, French composer (Iberia/La mer), dies in Paris at 55 
Mar 25
Claude Debussy, The Usual Suspects 
Mar 26
Caesar A Cui, Lithuanian fort builder/composer, dies at 83 
Mar 28
Otis Turner, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz 
Apr 1
Karl Fritjof Valentin, composer, dies at 64 
Apr 5
Paul Vidal de la Blanche, French geographer, dies at 73 
Apr 8
Lucjan Rydel, Zaczarowane kolo 
Apr 11
Arthur Ochse, cricketer (WW I played for S Afr in 1889 aged 19), dies 
Apr 13
Lavr Georgevich Kornilov, Russian general (b. 1870) 
Apr 13
Lavr Kornilov,  
Apr 19
William Hope Hodgson, Matango 
Apr 20
Reginald Harry Mybirgh Hands, cricketer (1 Test for SA), dies 
Apr 20
Alexander Girardi, Der Millionenonkel 
Apr 21
"Red Baron", [Manfred von Richtofen], shot down in WW I at 25 
Apr 21
Manfred von Richthofen [The Red Baron], German pilot dies after his plane his shot down at 25 
Apr 21
Manfred von Richthofen,  
Apr 23
Percy Thomson Dean, lt-commander, killed at Zeebrugge, dies 
Apr 28
Gavrilo Princip,  
Apr 29
Gavrilo Princip, Bosnian murderer of arch duke Ferdinand, dies at 22 
Apr 30
Mary Maurice, A Mother's Devotion; or, The Firing of the Patchwork Quilt 
May 3
Charlie Soong, Christian Missionary 
May 4
William Hinckley, The Children in the House 
May 5
Georges Ohnet, Her Sister's Rival 
May 8
Russell Bassett, One of the Finest 
May 9
George Coşbuc, Romanian poet (b. 1866) 
May 14
James Gordon Bennett, Jr., American newspaper publisher (b. 1841) 
May 16
Eusapia Palladino, Napolitan, dies at 64 
May 17
William L. Abingdon, Manon Lescaut 
May 18
Toivo Kuula, composer, dies at 34 
May 18
Toivo Kuula, Säädyllinen murhenäytelmä 
May 19
Raoul Lufbery, French-American World War I fighter pilot and flying ace (b. 1885) 
May 19
S. Rankin Drew, The Reward 
May 21
Algot Untola, Flame Top 
May 24
Evan Williams, American oratorio tenor 
May 27
Henry Adams, US literature historian (Esther), dies at 80 
May 30
Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist, dies 
May 30
Jessie Shirley, The Man Hater 
Jun 1
Friedrich Richard Faltin, composer, dies at 83 
Jun 1
Jaroslav Novotny, composer, dies at 32 
Jun 2
Benjamin Chapin, Under the Stars 
Jun 4
Charles W. Fairbanks, H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Decorating the Monument of Champlain and Receiving Addresses of Welcome from the Mayor of Quebec, the Governor General of Canada and Vice President Fairbanks, Representative of the United States 
Jun 10
Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer, dies at 76 
Jun 10
Arrigo Boito, Otello 
Jun 10
Richard Voß, Zwei Menschen 
Jun 12
Boleslaw Leszczynski, Zaczarowane kolo 
Jun 13
Grand Duke Michael,  
Jun 15
Charles J. Ross, The Senator 
Jun 16
Fraser Tarbutt, Mary Moreland 
Jun 17
Derek Barber, CEO (Countryside Commission), dies 
Jun 25
Jake Beckley, baseball player (b. 1867) 
Jun 26
Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843) 
Jun 26
Peter Rosegger, Blessings of the Earth 
Jul 2
Mohammed V Resjad, sultan of Turkey (1909-18), dies 
Jul 3
Sultan Mehmed V of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1844) 
Jul 3
Aladár Fodor, A pesti riporter 
Jul 3
Sultan Mehmed V, Hearst-International News Pictorial, No. 52 
Jul 6
Count von Mirbach, German ambassador to Moscow, dies 
Jul 6
John Purroy Mitchel, Animated Weekly, No. 43 
Jul 12
Dragutin Lerman, Croatian explorer (b. 1864) 
Jul 14
Paul Cinquevalli, Cannon Ball Juggling 
Jul 17
Aleksei N Romanov, son and heir of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 13 
Jul 17
Alexandra Fjodorova, wife of Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death at 46 
Jul 17
Anastasia Nikolaevna, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 17 
Jul 17
Botkin, personal physician of Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death 
Jul 17
Charitonov, cook of Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death 
Jul 17
Demidova, lady in waiting of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death 
Jul 17
Maria Romanova, daughter of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death 
Jul 17
Nicholas II Alexandrovich, last Tsar of Russia, executed at 50 
Jul 17
Olga Romanova, daughter of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death 
Jul 17
Tatyana Romanova, daughter of RussianTsar Nicholas II, shot to death 
Jul 17
Trupp, lackey of Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death 
Jul 17
Grand Duchess Marie,  
Jul 17
Grand Duchess Anastasia,  
Jul 17
Grand Duchess Olga, De kongelige skal fotograferes 
Jul 17
Aleksey Nikolaeyvitch Romanov,  
Jul 17
Grand Duchess Tatiana, De kongelige skal fotograferes 
Jul 17
Tsarina Alexandra, Scene from the Coronation of the Czar of Russia 
Jul 17
Tsar Nicholas II, Scene from the Coronation of the Czar of Russia 
Jul 18
Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna (b. 1864) 
Jul 19
Joost van Vollenhoven, Neth, gov-gen (French West-Africa), dies 
Jul 22
Indra Lal Roy, Indian pilot (b. 1898) 
Jul 24
Edgar L. Davenport, Four Feathers 
Jul 25
Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentine poet (Mexico, canto epico), dies 
Jul 25
Franiska zu Reventlow, writer, dies at 47 
Jul 26
Eduard "Mick" Mannock, British WW I flyer (Victoria Cross), dies 
Jul 29
Ernest William Christmas, Australian painter (b. 1863) 
Jul 30
Chaim Soloveitchik, Rabbi of Brisk, talmudic scholar, dies 
Jul 30
Joyce Kilmer, American poet, dies at 31 
Jul 30
Joyce Kilmer, Melody Time 
Jul 31
Peter Nansen, Lille Klaus og store Klaus 
Aug 1
John Riley Banister, American cowboy and Texas Ranger (b. 1854) 
Aug 3
Albert P Hahn, Dutch political cartoonist (Het Volk), dies at 41 
Aug 8
Gertrude E Durden Rush, US composer/playwright, dies at 38 
Aug 10
Erich Lowenhardt, Germany flying ace of World War I (b. 1897) 
Aug 12
Anna Held, Polish-born actress and singer (b. 1872) 
Aug 12
Anna Held, Elevating an Elephant 
Aug 12
Arnold Christensen, H.P. hænger paa 'en 
Aug 15
Peter Gast, composer, dies at 64 
Aug 17
Jacob Gallinger, Opening of the Pan-American Exposition Showing Vice President Roosevelt Leading the Procession 
Aug 18
Lillian Peacock, Lemonade Aids Cupid 
Aug 22
Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist (b. 1868) 
Aug 28
Arthur Playfair, Judged by Appearances 
Aug 29
Max Dauthendey, writer, dies at 51 
Aug 29
Max Dauthendey, The Ring of the Empress 
Aug 31
Joe English, Irish/Flemish signaler (WW I), dies at 36 
Sep 3
Fanya Kaplan, Russian who shot at Lenin on Aug 30th, executed 
Sep 4
Max Dauthendy, German painter/author (Raubmenschen), dies at 51) 
Sep 7
William Hutchinson, Small Town Stuff 
Sep 12
George Reid, fourth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1845) 
Sep 16
Márta Szentgyörgyi, Selim Nuno, a börzecézár 
Sep 17
Cardinal Farley, But the Greatest of These Is Charity 
Sep 17
Loyd Wheaton, A Charge of the Insurgents 
Sep 18
Ernest Bristow Farrar, composer, dies at 33 
Sep 19
Liza Nina Mary Frederica Lehmann, composer, dies at 56 
Sep 20
Prins Erik, De kongelige skal fotograferes 
Sep 21
Hal August, The Romance of an Actor 
Sep 25
John Ireland, Irish/US archbishop of St Paul, dies at 80 
Sep 25
Mikhail Alekseev, Russian general (b. 1857) 
Sep 28
Georg Simmel, German sociologist and philosopher (b. 1858) 
Sep 28
Freddie Stowers, American soldier (b. 1896) 
Sep 28
True Boardman, Tarzan of the Apes 
Sep 28
Eduard von Keyserling, Wellen 
Oct 2
Edwin Arden, The Eagle's Nest 
Oct 2
Nelly De Heer, Toffe jongens onder de mobilisatie (deel 1) 
Oct 4
Eric Hudson, Romeo and Juliet 
Oct 5
Roland Garros, French stunt flyer, dies 
Oct 5
John J. Williams, Marse Covington 
Oct 5
Roland Garros, Who Killed the Red Baron? 
Oct 7
C Hubert H Parry, Engl musicologist/composer (Jerusalem), dies at 70 
Oct 7
Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry, Atonement 
Oct 8
Mikhail Alekseyev,  
Oct 9
Michail V Alekseyev, Russian general (WW I), murdered at 60 
Oct 9
Mogens Enger, Wenn die Lawinen stürzen 
Oct 10
Lawrence Peyton, Martin Eden 
Oct 12
Madison C. Peters, The Way of the Cross 
Oct 13
Gerrit Engelke, German writer (Briefer der Liebe), dies 
Oct 15
Sai Baba of Shirdi, Indian saint (b. circa 1838) 
Oct 16
Felix Arndt, composer, dies at 29 
Oct 16
Felix Arndt, Behind the Candelabra 
Oct 17
Gordon White, cricketer (WW I Superb South African batsman 1905-12), dies 
Oct 17
Arthur Moon, Going to the Dogs 
Oct 18
Charles Crozat Converse, There Will Be Blood 
Oct 19
Joseph Lesage, French painter/etcher (WW I), dies at 34 
Oct 19
Harold Lockwood, American actor (b. 1887) 
Oct 19
Harold Lockwood, Tess of the Storm Country 
Oct 20
Gyula Török, A kis lord 
Oct 20
Gyula Török, A zöldköves gyürü 
Oct 22
Myrtle Gonzalez, American film and stage actress (b. 1891) 
Oct 22
Myrtle Gonzalez, The Show Down 
Oct 22
Julian L'Estrange, The Girl with the Green Eyes 
Oct 23
John H. Collins, Children of Eve 
Oct 24
Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer, dies at 86 
Oct 24
Einar Zangenberg, Hunting the Game of a Large City 
Oct 24
Donna Drew, The Ghost Girl 
Oct 24
Charles Lecocq, La petite mariée 
Oct 27
George Binns, The Camera Cure 
Oct 28
Ulisse Dini, Italian mathematician (b. 1845) 
Oct 28
Walt Rosenberg, Taifun 
Oct 29
Paul West, A Mormon Maid 
Oct 31
Egon Schiele, Austria painter/graphic artist, dies at 28 
Oct 31
Stephen Tisza, Hungarian PM (-1917), assassinated by soldiers 
Oct 31
Burrell Barbaretto, Our Mutual Girl, No. 9 
Nov 3
Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov, Russian scientist (b. 1857) 
Nov 4
Wilfred Owens, anti-war poet (Anthem for doomed youth), dies at 25 
Nov 4
Wilfred Owen, Drumhead 
Nov 5
Hôgetsu Shimamura, Katyusha no uta 
Nov 5
William Shea, Auld Robin Gray 
Nov 6
W.B. Pearson, Hell's Crater 
Nov 9
Guillaume Apollinaire, [Kostrowitsky], Fr poet (Alcools), dies at 38 
Nov 9
Guillaume Apollinaire, What Every Frenchwoman Wants 
Nov 9
Tessie Harron, Hearts of the World 
Nov 11
Victor Adler, Austrian neurologist/foreign minister, dies 
Nov 11
George Lawrence Price, Canadian soldier, last person to be killed in W.W.I. (b. 1892) 
Nov 13
Marten Baersma, [MH Bottema], Fries author, dies at 28 
Nov 14
Robert A. Van Wyck, Admiral Dewey and Mayor Van Wyck Going Down Riverside Drive 
Nov 15
Georges Antoine, composer, dies at 26 
Nov 16
J.H. Deuntzer, Kong Christian IX modtager storhertug Friedrich-Franz 
Nov 17
Wayland Trask, Fatty and Mabel Adrift 
Nov 18
Reggie Schwartz, cricketer (55 wickets for South Africa), dies 
Nov 19
Joseph F. Smith, Latter-Day Saint Leaders: Past and Present 
Nov 26
Charlie McLeod, cricketer (all-rounder for Australia 1894-1905), dies 
Nov 26
Andrée Lumière, Baby's Dinner 
Nov 28
Alexis Contant, composer, dies at 60 
Nov 29
Harald Kidde, Danish writer (Helten), dies at 40 
Nov 30
Kenneth S. Goodman, The Game of Chess 
Dec 1
Margit Kaffka, Hangyaboly 
Dec 2
Margit Kaffka, writer, dies at 38 
Dec 2
Edmond Rostand, French poet and dramatist (b. 1868) 
Dec 2
Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac 
Dec 6
Charles Gunn, Framing Framers 
Dec 6
Ida Nielsen, The Divine Law 
Dec 11
Ivan Cankar, Slavic author (Hlapec Jernej), dies at 42 
Dec 11
Ivan Cankar, Idealist 
Dec 14
Sidonio Pais, prince of Portugal, murdered 
Dec 14
G. Harold Percival, The False Faces 
Dec 17
Lionel Bradshaw, How Green Paid the Rent 
Dec 18
Henryk Jarecki, composer, dies at 72 
Dec 21
Hobey Baker,  
Dec 22
Albijn van de Abeele, Flemish author/mayor/painter, dies at 83 
Dec 24
Carlo Møller, Min Svigerinde fra Amerika 
Dec 26
Bertram Luard-Selby, composer, dies at 65 
Dec 27
Birt Acres, Rough Sea at Dover 
Dec 28
George H White, last post Reconstruction congressman (Penn), dies 
Dec 28
Olavo Bilac, Brazilian poet (b. 1865) 
Dec 29
Jode Mullally, The Blood of His Fathers 
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