Famous People Who Died In 1938

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Discover the most famous people died who died in the year 1938. This list includes people like Robert Johnson, Muhammad Iqbal, Clarence Darrow, Jane Toppan, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay and many more. This list of celebrities is loosely sorted by popularity. People featured on this list, include political leaders, journalists, poets and philosophers who died in 1938. This list includes people from United States, Russia, Germany & France and many more countries.
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 1 
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
(Founder of the Republic of Turkey,)
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
38
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 19, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Thessaloniki
Died: November 10
 2 
Robert Johnson
17
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 8, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hazlehurst, Mississippi, United States
Died: August 16
 3 
Muhammad Iqbal
(One of the Most Important Figures in Urdu and Persian Literature)
Muhammad Iqbal
24
Birthdate: November 9, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sialkot, Pakistan
Died: April 21
 4 
Clarence Darrow
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 18, 1857
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kinsman Township
Died: March 13
 5 
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
(Indian Novelist and Short Story Writer of the Early 20th Century)
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 15, 1876
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Debanandapur, Bandel, India
Died: January 16
 6 
Marie of Romania
(Wife of Ferdinand I of Romania and Former Queen Consort of Romania (1914 - 1927))
Marie of Romania
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 29, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eastwell Park, Kent, England
Died: July 10
 7 
Konstantin Stanislavski
(Co-founder of ‘Moscow Art Theatre’ and Developer of Stanislavski's System of Acting)
Konstantin Stanislavski
0
Birthdate: January 17, 1863
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: August 7
 8 
Jane Toppan
(Serial killer)
Jane Toppan
6
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: March 31, 1854
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston
Died: October 29
James Weldon Johnson
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: June 17, 1871
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Died: June 26
 10 
Maud of Wales
( Queen of Norway as the Wife of King Haakon VII)
Maud of Wales
5
Birthdate: November 26, 1869
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: November 20
 11 
Thomas Clayton Wolfe
(An Important Writer in Modern American Literature and One of the First Masters of Autobiographical Fiction)
Thomas Clayton Wolfe
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 3, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Died: September 15
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 12 
Edmund Husserl
(German Philosopher, Mathematician and Founder of Phenomenology)
Edmund Husserl
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 8, 1859
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prostějov, Czechia
Died: April 27
George Mountbatten, 2nd Marquess of Milford Haven
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 6, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Palace, Darmstadt, Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany
Died: April 8
 14 
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
(Romanian Politician & Founder and Leader of the Legionary Movement (Iron Guard))
Corneliu Zelea Codreanu
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Huși
Died: November 30
 15 
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
(German Expressionist Painter and Printmaker Who was One of the Founders of the Artists Group 'Die Brücke')
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
2
Birthdate: May 6, 1880
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Died: June 15
 16 
Hans Christian Gram
(Former bacteriologist noted for his development of the Gram stain)
Hans Christian Gram
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 13, 1853
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 14
 17 
Grey Owl
(Writer, Novelist)
Grey Owl
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 18, 1888
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hastings
Died: April 13
 18 
Warner Oland
1
Birthdate: October 3, 1879
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bjurholm Municipality, Sweden
Died: August 6
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 19 
Suzanne Valadon
1
Birthdate: September 23, 1865
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bessines-sur-Gartempe, France
Died: April 7
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 20 
King Oliver
(Musician)
King Oliver
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 19, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aben, Louisiana, United States
Died: April 10
 21 
Joseph Strauss
(American Structural Engineer Who Revolutionized the Design of 'Bascule Bridges')
Joseph Strauss
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: January 9, 1870
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: May 16
 22 
Alfonso, Prince of Asturias
(Prince of Asturias)
Alfonso, Prince of Asturias
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 10, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: September 6
 23 
Alma Gluck
(Romanian-American Opera Singer Who Was the First Musician to Sell a Million Record Copies)
Alma Gluck
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 11, 1884
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ias,i, Bucharest, Romania
Died: October 27
 24 
Reginald Johnston
(Commissioner of Weihaiwei (1927–1930) ,Former diplomat who served as the tutor and advisor to Puyi, the last Emperor of China)
Reginald Johnston
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 13, 1874
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: March 6
 25 
Alfonsina Storni
(Argentine Poet and Playwright of the Modernist Period)
Alfonsina Storni
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 29, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sala Capriasca, Switzerland
Died: October 25
 26 
Linda Hazzard
(Physician, Serial killer)
Linda Hazzard
5
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 18, 1867
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Carver, Minnesota, United States
Died: June 24
 27 
Max Factor Sr.
(American makeup designer)
Max Factor Sr.
2
Birthdate: September 15, 1877
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Łódź, Poland
Died: August 30
 28 
Pearl White
(Actress)
Pearl White
3
Birthdate: March 4, 1889
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Green Ridge
Died: August 4
 29 
Benjamin Cardozo
(Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1932 to 1938)
Benjamin Cardozo
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 24, 1870
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 9
 30 
Gabriele D'Annunzio
(Former Member of Italian Chamber of Deputies (1897-1900))
Gabriele D'Annunzio
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 12, 1863
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pescara, Italy
Died: March 1
 31 
Suzanne Lenglen
(Tennis Player)
Suzanne Lenglen
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 24, 1899
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: 16th arrondissement of Paris, Paris, France
Died: July 4
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 22, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: February 8
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Harvey Samuel Firestone
1
Listed In:
Birthdate: December 20, 1868
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Columbiana
Died: February 7
Genrikh Grigoryevich Yagoda
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 7, 1891
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rybinsk, Russia
Died: March 15
 35 
Samuel Insull
(Business Magnate)
Samuel Insull
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 11, 1859
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 16
 36 
Richard Bruno Heydrich
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 23, 1865
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leuben, Dresden, Germany
Died: August 24
 37 
Lady Ottoline Morrell
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 16, 1873
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Died: April 21
 38 
Lev Shestov
(Former existentialist and religious philosopher best known for his critiques of both philosophic rationalism and scientism)
Lev Shestov
1
Birthdate: February 12, 1866
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: November 19
 39 
Ödön von Horváth
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 9, 1901
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rijeka, Croatia
Died: June 1
 40 
Isabelo de los Reyes
(Co-Founder of the Philippine Independent Church 'Iglesia Filipina Independiente')
Isabelo de los Reyes
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 7, 1864
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vigan
Died: October 10
 41 
Valery Chkalov
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chkalovsk
Died: December 15
 42 
Bruno Taut
(Expressionist architect who became known for the Glass Pavilion at the Cologne Werkbund Exhibition of 1914)
Bruno Taut
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 4, 1880
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Konigsberg, Germany
Died: December 24
Lascelles Abercrombie
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 9, 1881
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ashton upon Mersey, England
Died: October 27
 44 
Typhoid Mary
(The First Person to be Identified as an Asymptomatic Carrier of the Pathogenic Bacteria 'Salmonella Typhi')
Typhoid Mary
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: September 23, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland
Died: November 11
 45 
Karl Kautsky
(Philosopher)
Karl Kautsky
0
Birthdate: October 16, 1854
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Prague, Czechia
Died: October 17
 46 
Andrei Bubnov
(Politician)
Andrei Bubnov
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 23, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ivanovo, Russia
Died: August 1
 47 
William McDougall
(psychologist, university teacher)
William McDougall
0
Birthdate: June 22, 1871
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chadderton
Died: November 28
 48 
William Glackens
0
Birthdate: March 13, 1870
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 22
 49 
Charles Édouard Guillaume
(Discoverer of Invar and Elinvar)
Charles Édouard Guillaume
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 15, 1861
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fleurier
Died: May 13
 50 
Ynes Mexia
(Mexican-American Botanist Best Known For Her Large Collection of Plants)
Ynes Mexia
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 24, 1870
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: July 12