What Happened in 1946

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 437

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

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 2nd Ho Chi Minh elected President of North Vietnam

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

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

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

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

AgreementAgreement of Interest

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

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

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

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

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 877

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actor John Wayne
Actor
John Wayne

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 18th 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 14th American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries Mary Welsh

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day
  • Apr 26th 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 2nd "Rebecca" actress Joan Fontaine (28) weds producer and actor William Dozier (38)

Actress Joan Fontaine
Actress
Joan Fontaine

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 7th 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 24th 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 10th Pulp fiction author and Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard (35) weds Sara Northrup Hollister

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Playwright Moss Hart
Playwright
Moss Hart

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 16th 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 11th "Bill Haley & His Comets" rock and roll musician Bill Haley (21) weds Dorothy Crowe

HeartWedding of Interest

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


Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Mobster
Bugsy Siegel

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 158

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 6th Gerhart Hauptmann, writer, dies at 83

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Photographer Alfred Stieglitz
Photographer
Alfred Stieglitz
  • Jul 15th Razor Smith, English cricketer (b. 1877)
  • Jul 17th Dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic, Yugoslav gen (Nazi), executed at 53
  • Jul 21st Gualberto Villarroel, President of Bolivia (b. 1908)
  • Jul 23rd James Maxton, politician, dies
  • Jul 25th Narziss Oh, German psychology, dies
  • Jul 26th Morris Hirshfield, Polish/US painter, dies
  • Jul 27th Gertrude Stein, US/Fren author/poet (Ida, Tender Buttons), dies at 72
  • Aug 1st Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht) executed at 45
  • Aug 5th Wilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1863)
  • Aug 6th Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • Aug 9th A E E Vogler, cricketer (South Africa, 15 Tests, 64 wkts), dies
  • Aug 13th H[erbert] G[eorge] Wells, sci-fi author (Time Machine), dies at 79