Died in 1928

Jan 1 Loie Fuller a pioneer of both modern dance and theatrical lighting techniques.
Jan 4 Johan Ludvig Heiberg (historian) a Danish philologist and historian. He is best known for his discovery of previously unknown texts in the Archimedes Palimpsest, and for his edition of Euclid's Elements that L. Heath translated into English. He also published an edition of Ptolemy's Almagest
Jan 6 Albert Lebourg a French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist landscape painter of the Rouen School. Member of the Société des Artistes Français, he actively worked in a luminous Impressionist style, creating more than 2,000 landscapes during his lifetime. The artist was represented by Galerie Mancini in Paris in 1896, in 1899 and 1910 by Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, 1903 and 1906 at the Galerie Paul Rosenberg, and 1918 and 1923 at Galerie Georges Petit
Jan 6 Alvin Kraenzlein an American track-and-field athlete, and the first sportsman in the history of Olympic games to win four individual gold medals in a single event at the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. Before, Carl Schuhmann, a German athlete, won four Olympic titles in gymnastics and wrestling at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens. As of 2012, Alvin Kraenzlein stays as the only track-and-field athlete, who won four individual titles at one Olympics.. Kraenzlein is also known for developing a pioneering technique of straight-leg hurdling, which allowed him to set two world hurdle records. He is an Olympic Hall of Fame and USA Track & Field inductee
Jan 7 Mediha Sultan an Ottoman princess, the daughter of Sultan Abdülmecid I and his wife Gülüstü Kadınefendi, the daughter of Tahir Bey Chachba and Afise Lakerba. She was the sister of Sultan Mehmed VI and the half sister of the Sultans Murad V, Abdul Hamid II and Mehmed V
Jan 11 Thomas Hardy an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth. Charles Dickens was another important influence. Like Dickens, he was highly critical of much in Victorian society, though Hardy focused more on a declining rural society
Jan 11 Charles Filiger a French Symbolist painter. He was one of the artists who associated with Gauguin at Pont-Aven in Brittany
Jan 11 Valborg Aulin a Swedish pianist and composer. She was the sister of Tor Aulin and studied music with Benjamin Godard and Niels Wilhelm Gade. Besides many lieder and pieces for solo piano, her compositions included two string quartets and organ music
Jan 12 Rudolf Těsnohlídek a Czech writer, journalist and translator. He also used the pseudonym Arnošt Bellis
Jan 13 Earle Nelson an American serial killer.
Jan 13 Mara Buneva a Bulgarian revolutionary, member of the Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization. She is famous for the assassination of a Serbian official Velimir Prelić after which she committed suicide. Today Buneva is considered as a heroine in Bulgaria, while in the Republic of Macedonia she is regarded as a controversial Bulgarophile
Jan 13 Frederick Arthur Bridgman an American artist known for his paintings of "Orientalist" subjects.
Jan 16 Bernhard III Duke of Saxe-Meiningen the last reigning duke of Saxe-Meiningen.
Jan 16 Jorģis Zemitāns an army officer and commander of the Latvian Northern Brigade during the Latvian War of Independence.
Jan 16 Anastasiya Verbitskaya a Russian novelist, playwright, screenplay writer, publisher and feminist.
Jan 17 William Corless Mills a US museum curator.
Jan 20 John de Robeck Royal Navy officer. In the early years of the 20th century he served as Admiral of Patrols, commanding four flotillas of destroyers
Jan 21 Nikolai Astrup a Norwegian painter.
Jan 21 George Washington Goethals a United States Army officer and civil engineer, best known for his administration and supervision of the construction and the opening of the Panama Canal. The Goethals Bridge between Staten Island, New York City and Elizabeth, New Jersey is named in his honor, as is the Goethals Medal and the troop ship USNS George Goethals
Jan 26 Aleksander Hertz a Polish film producer and director. Hertz was an influential figure in early Polish cinema, directing films such as the historical Countess Walewska in 1914. Hertz was of Jewish heritage
Jan 28 Vicente Blasco Ibáñez from Hollywood films adapted from his works.
Jan 29 Douglas Haig 1st Earl Haig a British senior officer during the First World War. He commanded the British Expeditionary Force from 1915 to the end of the war. He was commander during the Battle of the Somme, the battle with one of the highest casualties in British military history, the Third Battle of Ypres and the Hundred Days Offensive, which led to the armistice in 1918
Jan 30 Johannes Fibiger a Danish scientist, physician, and professor of pathological anatomy who won the 1926 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Fibiger had claimed to find an organism he called Spiroptera carcinoma that caused cancer in mice and rats. He received a Nobel prize for this discovery. Later, it was shown that this specific organism was not the primary cause of the tumors. Moreover, Katsusaburo Yamagiwa, only two years later in 1915 successfully induced squamous cell carcinoma by painting crude coal tar on the inner surface of rabbits' ears. Yamagiwa's work has become the primary basis for this line of research. Because of this, some consider Fibiger's Nobel Prize to be undeserved particularly because Yamagiwa did not receive the prize. Encyclopædia Britannica's guide to Nobel Prizes in cancer research mentions Yamagiwa's work as a milestone without mentioning Fibiger
Feb 1 Hughie Jennings a Major League Baseball player and manager from 1891 to 1925. Jennings was a leader, both as a batter and as a shortstop, with the Baltimore Orioles teams that won National League championships in 1894, 1895, and 1896. During the three championship seasons, Jennings had 355 RBIs and hit.335,.386, and.401. Jennings was a fiery, hard-nosed player who was not afraid to be hit by a pitch to get on base. In 1896, he was hit by a pitch 51 times – a major league record that has never been broken. Jennings also holds the career record for being hit by a pitch with 287, with Craig Biggio holding the modern-day career record of 285. Jennings also played on the Brooklyn Superbas teams that won National League pennants in 1899 and 1900. From 1907-1920, Jennings was the manager of the Detroit Tigers, where he was known for his colorful antics, hoots, whistles, and his famous shouts of "Ee-Yah" from the third base coaching box. Jennings suffered a nervous breakdown in 1925 that forced him to leave Major League Baseball. He died in 1928 and was posthumously inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1945
Feb 4 Hendrik Lorentz a Dutch physicist who shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics with Pieter Zeeman for the discovery and theoretical explanation of the Zeeman effect. He also derived the transformation equations subsequently used by Albert Einstein to describe space and time
Feb 5 Kurt Behrens a German diver who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics and in the 1912 Summer Olympics.
Feb 5 William Elliot Griffis an American orientalist, Congregational minister, lecturer, and prolific author.
Feb 10 José Sánchez del Río a fourteen year old Mexican Cristero who was put to death by government officials because he refused to renounce his Catholic faith. He has been declared a martyr and was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI on November 20, 2005
Feb 13 Balingiin Tserendorj a prominent Mongolian political figure of the early 20th century who served as the first Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Mongolia from 1924 until his death in 1928. Between 1913 and 1924 he held several high ranking positions within a succession of Mongolian governments including; the Bogd Khaanate, the Chinese occupation, and the puppet regime under Roman Ungern von Sternberg
Feb 15 H. H. Asquith Herbert Henry Asquith, 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith, KG, KC, PC , served as the Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908 to 1916. Until 5 January 1988, he had been the longest continuously serving Prime Minister in the 20th century
Feb 15 Curt von Morgen a Prussian explorer and officer, later General of Infantry during World War He was a recipient of Pour le Mérite with Oak Leaves.
Feb 16 Eddie Foy Sr. an American actor, comedian, dancer and vaudevillian.
Feb 20 Antonio Abetti an Italian astronomer.
Feb 25 Gyula Kakas a Hungarian gymnast. He competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens
Feb 25 William O'Brien an Irish nationalist, journalist, agrarian agitator, social revolutionary, politician, party leader, newspaper publisher, author and Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. He was particularly associated with the campaigns for land reform in Ireland during the late 19th and early 20th centuries as well as his conciliatory approach to attaining Irish Home Rule
Feb 26 Georges Sagnac at the basis of interferometers and ring laser gyroscopes developed since the 1970s.
Feb 27 Jürgen Kröger a German architect, active from 1880 to 1920. He bore the title " Baurat" in 1908, and was an architectural advisor to German Emperor Wilhelm Kröger is most notable for his construction of Protestant church buildings. The poet Timm Kröger was his uncle
Feb 28 Armando Diaz an Italian general of Spanish descent and a Marshal of Italy.
Feb 29 Ina Coolbrith an American poet, writer, librarian, and a prominent figure in the San Francisco Bay Area literary community. Called the "Sweet Singer of California", she was the first California Poet Laureate and the first poet laureate of any American state
Feb 29 Adolphe Appia a Swiss architect and theorist of stage lighting and décor.
Mar 1 Herbert Brewer an English composer and organist. As organist of Gloucester Cathedral from 1896 until his death, he contributed a good deal to the Three Choirs Festival for 30 years
Mar 3 Jan Toorop a Dutch-Indonesian painter, who worked in various styles, including Symbolism, Art Nouveau, and Pointilism. His early work was influenced by the Amsterdam Impressionism movement
Mar 4 Paul Sabatier a French clergyman and historian who produced the first modern biography of Francis of Assisi. He is the brother of Auguste Sabatier
Mar 6 Watson Fothergill an English architect who designed over 100 unique buildings in Nottingham in the East Midlands of England, his influences were mainly from the Gothic Revival and Old English vernacular architecture styles.
Mar 7 Yevgeny Berens a Russian military leader, Commander-in-Chief of the Soviet Naval Forces from April 1919 to February 1920.
Mar 7 Robert Abbe an American surgeon and pioneer radiologist in New York City. He was born in New York City and educated at the College of the City of New York and Columbia University
Mar 8 Pyotra Krecheuski a Belarusian statesman.
Mar 9 Carol Schmidt a Moldovan politician. He served as mayor of Chișinău. He is considered one of the best mayors Chișinău ever had
Mar 10 Beulah Annan an American suspected murderer. Her story was the inspiration for Maurine Dallas Watkins's play Chicago in 1926. The play has been adapted into a 1927 silent film, 1975 stage musical, and 2002 movie musical , all with that title, and a 1942 romantic comedy film, Roxie Hart, named for the character Annan inspired
Mar 10 Lydia Maria Adams DeWitt an American pathologist and anatomist.