What Happened in 1946

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 435

  • Jan 1 ENIAC, US 1st computer finished by Mauchly/Eckert
  • Jan 1 Emperor Hirohito of Japan announces he is not a god
  • Jan 1 National Assembly proclaims Hungary a republic
  • Jan 1 32nd Rose Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #11 Southern California, 34-14
  • Jan 1 12th Sugar Bowl: #5 Oklahoma State beats #7 Saint Mary's (CA), 33-13
  • Jan 1 12th Orange Bowl: Miami (FL) beats #16 Holy Cross, 13-6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 3 As a reward for his wartime cooperation, Governor Thomas E. Dewey commutes Charles "Lucky" Luciano's pandering sentence on condition that he does not resist deportation to Italy

NYC Gangster Charles
NYC Gangster
Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • Jan 5 "Show Boat" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 417 performances
  • Jan 6 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Quemadmodum
  • Jan 6 Vietnam holds its first ever general election
  • Jan 7 Cambodia becomes autonomous state inside French Union
  • Jan 9 "Would-Be Gentleman" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 77 performances
  • Jan 10 UN General Assembly meets for 1st time (London)
  • Jan 10 US Army establishes 1st radar contact with Moon, Belmar, NJ
  • Jan 11 Bert Bell becomes second NFL commissioner, moves Chicago headquarters to Philadelphia
  • Jan 11 Enver Hoxha declares People's Rep of Albania with himself dictator
  • Jan 12 "Polonaise" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • Jan 12 Edouardo de Filippo's "Questi Fantasmi!" premieres in Rome
  • Jan 12 NFL champs Cleveland Rams given permission to move to LA
  • Jan 14 2 jetties collapse in Ganges-160 Hindu pilgrims are crushed
  • Jan 14 1946 NFL Draft: Frank Dancewicz from University of Notre Dame first pick by Boston Yanks
  • Jan 17 United Nations Security Council holds its 1st meeting
  • Jan 20 F Gouin follows De Gaulle as temporary leader of French government
  • Jan 21 "Nellie Bly" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Jan 22 US president sets up CIA, Central Intelligence Agency
  • Jan 23 Rear Admiral Sidney W Souers, USNR, becomes 1st director of CIA
  • Jan 25 Richard Strauss' "Metamorphosis" premieres in Zurich
  • Jan 25 United Mine Workers union rejoins American Federation of Labor
  • Jan 29 34th Women's Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Joyce Fitch (6-4, 6-4)
  • Jan 29 34th Men's Australian Championships: John Bromwich beats Dinny Pails (5-7, 6-3, 7-5, 3-6, 6-2)
  • Jan 30 1st issue of Franklin Roosevelt dime
  • Jan 31 Yugoslavia adopts new constitution, becomes a federal republic
  • Feb 1 Republic of Hungary proclaimed, Zoltán Tildy as its communist president
  • Feb 1 Trygve Lie, a Norwegian socialist, becomes 1st Sectary General of the United Nations
  • Feb 2 "Nellie Bly" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Feb 2 The Proclamation of Hungarian Republic is made.
  • Feb 4 Garson Kanin's "Born Yesterday" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 5 The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.
  • Feb 6 "Lute Song" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 142 performances
  • Feb 7 Filibuster in US Senate kills FEPC bill
  • Feb 8 Béla Bartók's 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Philadelphia, PA, US
  • Feb 8 Premier Salazar of Portugal forbids opposition parties
  • Feb 9 Dutch Labor Party (Dutch Social Democratic Party) forms
  • Feb 10 Charles "Lucky" Luciano is deported to Italy, and never returns to the United States
  • Feb 12 World War II: Operation Deadlight ends after scuttling 121 of 154 captured U-boats.
  • Feb 13 "The Duchess Misbehaves" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Feb 16 "The Duchess Misbehaves" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Feb 16 1st commercially designed helicopter tested, Bridgeport Ct
  • Feb 17 Humanistic Covenant forms in Amsterdam
  • Feb 19 Giants outfielder Danny Gardella is 1st major leaguer to announce he is jumping to the "outlaw" Mexican League
  • Feb 21 Anti-British demonstrations in Egypt
  • Feb 24 Juan Peron (Labor Party) first elected President of Argentina
  • Feb 26 2 killed & 10 wounded in race riot in Columbia Tenn
  • Feb 27 4th "Road" film "Road to Utopia" premieres (NYC)
  • Mar 1 British government nationalises and takes control of the Bank of England, after 252 years
  • Mar 1 Panama accepts its new constitution
  • Mar 2 Dutch troops land on East Bali

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 2 Ho Chi Minh elected President of North Vietnam

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • Mar 2 Kingman Douglass becomes deputy director of CIA
  • Mar 3 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
  • Mar 3 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 5 Winston Churchill's "Iron Curtain" speech (Fulton Missouri) popularizes the term and draws attention to division of Europe

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Mar 5 Hungarian Communists and Social Democrats co-found the Left Bloc.
  • Mar 6 France recognizes Vietnam statehood within Indo-Chinese federation
  • Mar 7 "Three to Make Ready" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 323 performances
  • Mar 7 Max Frisch' "Santa Cruz" premieres in Zurich
  • Mar 7 18th Academy Awards: "The Lost Weekend" Ray Milland & Joan Crawford win
  • Mar 8 1st helicopter licensed for commercial use (NYC)
  • Mar 9 Dutch troops land at Batavia/Semarang

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 9 Ted Williams is offered $500,000 to play in Mexican Baseball League, he refuses

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Mar 10 Train derailment kills 185 near Aracaju Brazil
  • Mar 13 Paul-Henri Spaak (Belgium Socialist Party) forms Belgium government - shortest Belgium government (ends 31 March)

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Mar 15 British Prime Minister Clement Attlee agrees with India's right to independence

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • Mar 16 "Would-Be Gentleman" closes at Booth Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • Mar 19 French Guyana, Guadeloupe, Martinique & Reunion become overseas "departments" of France
  • Mar 19 Nicolai Schwernik succeeds Kalinin as president of USSR
  • Mar 21 Kenny Washington signs with Rams, 1st black NFLer since 1933
  • Mar 21 UN set up temporary HQ at Hunter (now Lehman) College (Bronx)
  • Mar 22 1st US rocket to leave the Earth's atmosphere (50 miles up)
  • Mar 22 Britain signs treaty granting independence to Jordan
  • Mar 23 8th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Oklahoma State beats NC 43-40

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 25 1st performance of Igor Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto"

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky
  • Mar 28 Cold War: The United States State Department releases the Acheson-Lilienthal Report, outlining a plan for the international control of nuclear power.
  • Mar 29 1st Test Cricket between Australia & NZ
  • Mar 29 Test Cricket debuts of Lindwall, Miller & Tallon
  • Mar 30 "St Louis Woman" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 113 performances
  • Mar 30 Australia beats NZ in cricket at 3 30pm on 2nd day
  • Mar 30 Last Test Cricket appearance of Bill O'Reilly (5-14 & 3-19)

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 30 3rd Golden Globes: The Lost Weekend, Ray Milland, & Ingrid Bergman win

  • Mar 31 Belgian government of Spaak resigns - shortest ever Belgian government
  • Mar 31 Belgian government of Acker forms
  • Mar 31 The first election is held in Greece after World War II.
  • Apr 1 400,000 US mine workers strike
  • Apr 1 Tsunamis generated by a quake in Aleutian Trench strike Hilo, Hawaii
  • Apr 1 Van Acker forms Belgian government (without CVP)
  • Apr 1 The Malayan Union is formed as a federation of the Malay states and the Straits Settlements of Penang and Malacca
  • Apr 3 Netherlands-German postal relations resume
  • Apr 5 1st performance of Charles Ives' 3rd Symphony
  • Apr 5 100th Grand National: Capt. Robert Petre aboard Lovely Cottage wins
  • Apr 7 10th Masters Golf Tournament: Herman Keiser wins, shooting a 282

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 870

  • Jan 1 Manfred Stengl, Austria, 2 man lugist (Olympic-gold-1960)
  • Jan 1 Carl B. Hamilton, Swedish economist and politician
  • Jan 1 Rivelino, Brazilian football player
  • Jan 2 Richard Cole, American tour manager (Led Zeppelin)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 3 John Paul Jones [John Baldwin], rock bassist (Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven)

Musician John Paul Jones
Musician
John Paul Jones
  • Jan 3 Cissy King, American entertainer
  • Jan 4 Bernard Sumner, rocker (New Order-Round & Round)
  • Jan 4 Arthur Conley, McIntosh County, Georgia, US soul singer (Sweet Soul Music), (d. 2003)
  • Jan 4 Susannah McCorkle, American jazz singer (d. 2001)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 5 Diane Keaton [Hall], LA, actress (Annie Hall, Little Drummer Girl)

Actress Diane Keaton
Actress
Diane Keaton
  • Jan 6 Harold Jackson, Hattiesburg, MS, NFL wide receiver (LA, New Engl)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 6 Syd Barrett, musician (early Pink Floyd band member), born in Cambridge, England

Rocker Syd Barrett
Rocker
Syd Barrett
  • Jan 7 Andy Brown, rock drummer (Fortunes Birmingham)
  • Jan 7 Jann S Wenner, publisher (Rolling Stone)
  • Jan 8 Elaine Cheris, Dotham Al, fencer-epee (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 8 Kathleen Noone, actress (All My Children, Party of 5, Knots Landing)
  • Jan 8 Robby Krieger, American guitarist (Doors-Light My Fire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 8 Tod Brannan, VP (Logos Network Corp)
  • Jan 9 Leo Gullotta, actor (Sinbad of the 7 Seas)
  • Jan 10 Alexis Nihon Jr, Bahamas, wrestler (Olympics-1968)
  • Jan 10 Aynsley Dunbar, rocker (Journey, Jefferson Starship)
  • Jan 10 Bob Lang, rock bassist (Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders)
  • Jan 11 Ludmila Poradnik, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • Jan 11 Naomi Judd, [Diana Ellen], Ashland Ky, singer (Judds-Why Not Me)
  • Jan 11 Tony Kaye, rocker (Yes)
  • Jan 11 John Piper, American theologian
  • Jan 12 Cynthia Robinson, rock trumpeteer (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People)
  • Jan 12 George Duke, San Rafael Ca, rocker, (d. 2013)
  • Jan 12 Lady Cosgrove, Scottish judiciary figure
  • Jan 13 Eero Koivistoinen, Finnish musician
  • Jan 14 Harold Shipman, British serial killer (d. 2004)
  • Jan 16 Michael L Coats, Capt USN/astr (STS 41-D, 29, 39), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jan 17 Michèle Deslauriers, Quebec actress
  • Jan 18 Katia Ricclarelli, actress (Falstaff, Otello, Turandot)
  • Jan 18 Joseph Deiss, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • Jan 19 Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 19 Dolly Parton, Sevierville Tn, country singer (Dolly, 9 to 5)

Country singer Dolly Parton
Country singer
Dolly Parton
  • Jan 19 Julian Barnes, England, writer (Before She Met Me)
  • Jan 20 David Lynch, Missoula Montana, actor/director (Dune, Eraserhead)
  • Jan 21 Vincent Placoly, Martinique, writer (L'eau-de-mort guildive)
  • Jan 22 Andrew Rubin, New Bedford Mass, actor (Hometown, Joe Bash) [or Jun 22]
  • Jan 23 Asif Masood, cricketer (Pakistani quick with long & erratic run-up)
  • Jan 23 Don Whittington, American businessman, car & airplane racer and convicted felon

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 23 Arnoldo Aleman, 81st President of Nicaragua (1997-2002), born in Managua

President of Nicaragua Arnoldo Aleman
President of Nicaragua
Arnoldo Aleman
  • Jan 24 Hubert M "Jubi" Kirindongo, Curacaos sculptor/painter
  • Jan 24 John Harrison, South Africa correspondent (BBC)
  • Jan 24 Michael Ontkean, actor (Rookies, Slap Shot, Twin Peaks), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 25 Josephine M Verspaget, sociologist/Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Jan 25 Ronnie Brandon, rocker (McCoys)
  • Jan 25 Silvio Blatter, writer
  • Jan 26 Christopher Hampton, Azores, playwright (Oviri, Hotel du Lac)
  • Jan 26 Gene Siskel, movie critic (Siskel & Ebert)
  • Jan 26 Timothy Clifford, director (National Galleries of Scotland)
  • Jan 27 Kim Gardner, England, rock bassist (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke)
  • Jan 28 Renne Jarrett, American actress (Nancy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 28 Rick Allen, Ark, rock bassist (Box Tops-Letter)
  • Jan 30 Lord Mackay of Drumadoon, British QC
  • Jan 31 Glynn Turman, actor (Lew-Peyton Place, Manimal, Centennial), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 31 Jonathan Banks, actor (Armed & Dangerous, Cold Steel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 31 Subroto Guha, cricketer (right arm swing bowler for India 1967-69)
  • Jan 31 Terry Kath, rocker (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now)
  • Feb 1 Bart Braverman, actor (Bobby-Vega$, Roy-New Odd Couple), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 1 Elisabeth Sladen, actress (Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures), born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 2 Howard Bellamy, Darby Fla, vocalist (Bellamy Bros-Let Your Love Flow)
  • Feb 2 Alpha Oumar Konaré, ex-president of Mali
  • Feb 2 Gerrie Muhren, Volendam, Netherlands, footballer (Ajax, European Cup Winner, 1971-3), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 4 Mary Meyer, US, 500m speed skater (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • Feb 4 Roy Yeager, Doraville Ga, rocker (Atlanta Rhythm Section)
  • Feb 5 Charlotte Rampling, England, actress (Zardoz, Night Porter, Verdict)
  • Feb 6 Jim Turner, American politician
  • Feb 6 Kate McGarrigle, Canadian folk muisc singer-songwriter, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • Feb 7 Héctor Babenco, film director (Kiss of the Spider Woman), born in Mar del Plata, Argentina (d. 2016)
  • Feb 7 Lawrence Ascott, rocker (Isotope)
  • Feb 7 Sammy Johns, rocker (Politics, Religion & Her), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 8 "Fito" Adolpho De La Parra, rocker (Canned Heat-Hot Money), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 8 Paul Wheatbread, rocker (Gary Puckett & Union Gap-Young Girl)
  • Feb 9 M J H Sterling, Vice-Chancellor (Brunel University)
  • Feb 9 Séan Neeson, Northern Irish politician
  • Feb 9 Vince Papale, American football player
  • Feb 9 Jim Webb, United States Senator from Virginia
  • Feb 11 M C Walker, CEO (Iceland Frozen Foods)
  • Feb 11 Timothy Chambers, pediatrician
  • Feb 11 Ian Porterfield, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • Feb 12 Ever Meulen, [Eddy Vermeulen], Dutch designer (children stamps 1992)
  • Feb 12 Ajda Pekkan, Turkish singer
  • Feb 13 Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director/actor (Ehe der Maria Braun)
  • Feb 13 Louis Kondos, Greek actor
  • Feb 14 David Green, English TV/video producer
  • Feb 14 Tina Aumont, actress (Master of Love, Casanova), born in Hollywood, California
  • Feb 14 Bernard Dowiyogo, President of Nauru (d. 2003)
  • Feb 15 Clare Short, British MP
  • Feb 15 John Greenway, British MP
  • Feb 15 Esko Seppänen, Finnish politician
  • Feb 16 Aleksandr Shaparenko, USSR, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Feb 16 Ian Lavender, British actor (Stupid Boy in Dad's Army)
  • Feb 16 J R Farndon, British consultant surgeon
  • Feb 17 Andre Dussollier, Annecy France, actor (3 Men & a Cradle)
  • Feb 17 Valdemar Bandolowski, Denmark, yachting (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • Feb 17 Zina Bethune, actress (Nurses, Who's That Knocking at My Door), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Feb 18 Michael Buerk, British newsreader

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 17 Actor John Wayne (38) weds actress Esperanza Baur in Long Beach, California

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 10 1st black pro-baseball player Jackie Robinson marries Rachel Isum

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 18 MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (35) weds heiress Caral Gimbel in Sea Island, Georgia

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 14 American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries Mary Welsh

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 30 Actress Doris Day (21) weds saxophonist George Weidler

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day
  • Apr 26 Father Divine, a controversial religious leader who claims to be God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement.

HeartWedding of Interest

May 2 "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine (28) weds producer and actor William Dozier (38)

Actress Joan Fontaine
Actress
Joan Fontaine

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 7 39th US President Jimmy Carter (21) weds Rosalynn Smith (18) in Plains, Georgia

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 24 Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Howard Hanson (49) weds Margaret Elizabeth Nelson at the Chautauqua Institution in New York

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • Aug 10 Pulp fiction author and Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard (35) weds Sara Northrup Hollister

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 10 Playwright Moss Hart (41) weds singer and actress Kitty Carlisle (35)

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 16 Famous ballet choreographer George Balanchine (42) weds ballerina Maria Tallchief (21)

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Ballerina
Maria Tallchief
  • Dec 11 "Bill Haley & His Comets" rock and roll musician Bill Haley (21) weds Dorothy Crowe

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 26 Actor Jackie Coogan (32) weds Ann McCormack (22)


Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Aug 8 Esta Krakower divorces mobster Bugsy Siegel (40) after 17 years of marriage

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Mobster
Bugsy Siegel

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 157

  • Jan 2 Joe Darling, cricketer (Aussie captain 21 Tests, won 7 lost 4), dies
  • Jan 3 William Joyce, (Lord Haw Haw), hanged in Britain for treason
  • Jan 4 Barney Oldfield, daredevil, dies at 67
  • Jan 5 Kitty Cheatham, American singer (b. 1864)
  • Jan 7 Adamo Didur, Polish tenor (b. 1874)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 8 Dion Fortune, British occultist and author dies at 55

Occultist and Author Dion Fortune
Occultist and Author
Dion Fortune
  • Jan 9 Countee Cullen, African American poet of the Harlem Renaissance (Black Christ, One Way to Heaven), dies at 42
  • Jan 9 Dimitrios Golemis, Greek athlete (b. 1874)
  • Jan 16 Johanna HC Albregt, actress/wife of Henri Dons (Paradise), dies at 71
  • Jan 17 Gottfried Rudinger, composer, dies at 59
  • Jan 23 Feliks Nowowiejski, composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 23 Matteo Giulio Bartoli, linguist, dies at 72
  • Jan 26 Adriaan van Maanen, Dutch-American astronomer (b. 1884)
  • Jan 29 Harry L Hopkins, US min of Business (Loan & Lease law), dies at 55
  • Jan 29 Sidney James Jones, composer, dies at 84
  • Feb 1 Hans Bethge, German poet, dies at 70
  • Feb 4 Margarete Boie, writer, dies
  • Feb 5 George Arliss, actor/writer (Dr Syn, Voltaire), dies at 77
  • Feb 8 Miles Mander, actor/director (Murder, 3 Musketeers), dies at 57
  • Feb 20 Hugh Allen, musician, dies
  • Feb 21 José Streel, Belgian World War II collaborator (b. 1911)
  • Feb 23 Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (hanged) (b. 1885)
  • Mar 2 Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian National socialist (b. 1895)
  • Mar 2 George E. Stewart, American Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1872)
  • Mar 4 Bror von Blixen-Finecke, Danish big-game hunter (b. 1886)
  • Mar 8 Frederick Lanchester, English Engineer who built the first British petrol automobile (1896), dies at 77
  • Mar 12 Philip Merivale, dies at 59
  • Mar 13 Abraham Bredius, Dutch art historian (Rembrandt), dies at 90
  • Mar 13 Thomas Frederick Dunhill, composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 13 Werner von Blomberg, German minister of Reichswehr, dies at 67
  • Mar 16 Marius HLW "Max" Blokzijl, Dutch Nazi propagandist, executed at 61
  • Mar 17 Dai Li, Chinese spymaster (b. 1897)
  • Mar 19 Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet (Buah Rindu), dies at 35
  • Mar 22 Clemens A von Galen, bishop of Munster/anti fascist, dies at 68
  • Mar 23 Alexandru Zirra, composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 23 Gilbert N. Lewis, American Chemist (atomic theory), dies at 70
  • Mar 24 Alexander A Alekhine, world chess champ (1927-35, 37-46), dies at 53
  • Mar 24 Gustaf Heintze, composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 28 Chick Fullis, baseball player (b. 1904)
  • Mar 30 John S S P V Gort, viscount of Limerick/Hamsterley, dies at 59
  • Apr 1 Noah Beery, actor (Beau Geste, Cimarron Kid, Mammy), dies at 62
  • Apr 3 Masaharu Homma, Lt Gen (responsible for Bataan Death March), executed
  • Apr 5 Vincent Millie Youmans, US composer (Tea For Two), dies at 47
  • Apr 12 August Borms, Flemish nazi collaborator, executed at 67
  • Apr 12 F Guicciardi, writer, dies
  • Apr 13 William Henry Bell, composer, dies at 72
  • Apr 16 Arthur Chevrolet, Swiss-born race car driver and automobile designer (b. 1884)
  • Apr 17 John Iddon, cricketer (car accident 5 Tests for Eng 1934-35), dies
  • Apr 21 Robert Graham, cricketer (3 wkts for South Africa in 2 Tests 1898-99), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 21 John Maynard Keynes, English economist (b. 1883)

  • Apr 22 Harlan Fiske Stone, Chief Justice Supreme Court (1941-46), dies at 73
  • Apr 22 Lionel Atwill, actor (Capt Blood, Great Waltz), dies at 61
  • Apr 23 Jesus Castillo, composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 25 Albert Knight, cricketer (3 Tests for England on 1903-04 tour), dies
  • Apr 25 Joseph Vine, cricketer (batted in two Tests Eng v Aust 1911-12), dies
  • Apr 26 Hermann Keyserling, count/philosopher (Unsterblichkeit), dies at 65
  • Apr 28 Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (b. 1870)
  • May 1 Edward Cuthbert Bairstow, composer, dies at 71
  • May 1 Percy William Whitlock, composer, dies at 42
  • May 7 Anton A Mussert, engineer/NSB leader, executed
  • May 7 Joe Humphries, cricket wicket keeper (3 Tests for England 1907-08), dies
  • May 19 Booth Tarkington, American novelist (b. 1869)
  • May 20 Jacob Ellehammer, Danish inventor (b. 1871)
  • May 26 Friedrich A H von Waldeck, monarch of Waldeck, dies
  • May 29 Martin Gottfried Weiss, Commandant of Dachau concentration camp (b. 1905)
  • May 30 Louis Slotin, Canadian Physicist and Chemist at Los Alamos, dies of radiation poisoning at 35 (b. 1910)
  • Jun 1 Ion Antonescu, fascist premier/dictator of Romania, executed
  • Jun 3 Michail I Kalinin, Pres (Supreme Soviet), dies at 60

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 6 Gerhart Hauptmann, German author (Before Dawn - Nobel 1912), dies at 83

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Jun 9 Rama VIII, king of Siam (1935-46), dies at 21
  • Jun 10 Ananda Mahidol, king of Siam, shot dead at 20
  • Jun 10 Jack Johnson, 1st African American world heavyweight boxing champion, dies in a car accident aged 68
  • Jun 12 Count Hisaichi Terauchi, Japanese fieldmarshal, dies
  • Jun 13 Edward Bowes, radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), dies at 71
  • Jun 14 John Logie Baird, Scottish television pioneer (b. 1888)
  • Jun 16 Ludwig Winder, writer, dies
  • Jun 16 Miloje Milojevic, composer, dies at 61
  • Jun 21 Heinrich Kaminski, composer, dies at 59
  • Jun 24 Louise Whitfield Carnegie, American philanthropist (b. 1857)
  • Jun 26 Max Kögel, SS officer (b. 1895)
  • Jun 26 Yosuke Matsuoka, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan (b. 1880)
  • Jun 28 Eduard Veterman, Dutch painter/playwright, dies in an auto accident
  • Jun 30 Michael Zadora, composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 2 Anthony Overton, publisher/cosmetics manufacturer/banker, dies at 81
  • Jul 4 Othenio Able, Austria paleontology, dies at 71
  • Jul 4 Gerda Steinhoff, Nazi concentration camp overseer (b. 1922)
  • Jul 8 Aleksander V Aleksandrov, Russian composer/conductor, dies at 63

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 13 Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer/art dealer (Camera Work), dies at 82

Photographer Alfred Stieglitz
Photographer
Alfred Stieglitz
  • Jul 15 Razor Smith, English cricketer (b. 1877)
  • Jul 17 Dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic, Yugoslav gen (Nazi), executed at 53
  • Jul 21 Gualberto Villarroel, President of Bolivia (b. 1908)
  • Jul 23 James Maxton, politician, dies
  • Jul 25 Narziss Oh, German psychology, dies
  • Jul 26 Morris Hirshfield, Polish/US painter, dies
  • Jul 27 Gertrude Stein, US/Fren author/poet (Ida, Tender Buttons), dies at 72
  • Aug 1 Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht) executed at 45
  • Aug 5 Wilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1863)
  • Aug 6 Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • Aug 9 A E E Vogler, cricketer (South Africa, 15 Tests, 64 wkts), dies
  • Aug 13 Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer, dies at 33