Famous Deaths in 1942

  • Jan 1st Jaroslav Jezek, composer, dies at 35
  • Jan 3rd Pauline Beersmans, [PLJM van Cuyck], Flemish actress, dies at 70
  • Jan 4th Leon Jessel, German composer (The Parade of the Tin Soldiers), dies at 70
  • Jan 5th Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered
  • Jan 6th Emma Calvé, French soprano (b. 1858)
  • Jan 7th Henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, President of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63
  • Jan 8th Arvo Hannikainen, composer, dies at 44
  • Jan 8th Joseph Franklin Rutherford, American religious publisher (b. 1869)
  • Jan 12th George Francis, cricketer (WI Test fast-bowler, 23 wkts in 10), dies
  • Jan 14th Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian writer (b. 1883)
  • Jan 15th Melvin Winfield Sheppard, runner (Olympic-gold-08, 12), dies at 58
  • Jan 16th Carole Lombard, American actress (To Be or Not to Be), dies of plane crash at 33
  • Jan 17th Frederick Jerome Work, composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 17th Walther von Reichenau, German field marshal (b. 1884)
  • Jan 21st Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/musicologist/conductor, dies at 72
  • Jan 22nd Reimond Tollenaere, leader Flemishch National Front, dies at 81
  • Jan 22nd Walter Richard Sickert, British painter (Free House!), dies at 81
  • Jan 22nd Xiao Hong, Chinese writer (The Field of Life and Death). dies at 30
  • Jan 25th Eugene Samuel-Holeman, composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 26th Gerard L F Philips, Dutch manufacturer (Philips), dies at 83
  • Jan 27th Kaarel Eenpalu, Estonian Prime Minister (b. 1888)
  • Jan 28th Pablo Luna y Carne, composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 29th Ladislao Joseph Philip Paul Zavrtal, composer, dies at 92
  • Jan 30th Vasily Pavovlich Kalafati, composer, dies at 72
  • Jan 31st Henry Larkin, American baseball player (b. 1860)
  • Jan 31st Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (b. 1917)
  • Feb 2nd Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (b. 1905)
  • Feb 6th Wobbe de Vries, Dutch linguist, dies at 78
  • Feb 7th Dorando di Desiderio Pietri, marathoner (Oly-gold-1908), dies at 56
  • Feb 7th Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator (b. 1876)
  • Feb 8th Fritz Todt, German Reichs minister (Organization Todt), dies at 50
  • Feb 12th Grant Wood, US painter (American Gothic), dies at 49
  • Feb 13th Epitácio Pessoa, Brazilian president (b. 1865)
  • Feb 14th Adnan Bin Saidi, Officer of the Malay Regiment killed in the defense of Singapore (b. 1915)
  • Feb 15th Guido Adler, Austrian musicologist, dies at 91
  • Feb 15th Stanislav Binicki, composer, dies at 69
  • Feb 18th Albert Payson Terhune, American author (b. 1872)
  • Feb 19th Frank Abbandando, American gangster (executed) (b. 1910)
  • Feb 20th Guido Gasperini, composer, dies at 76
  • Feb 23rd Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (Die Welt von Gestern), dies at 60
  • Feb 25th Leo Ascher, Austrian-born composer who moved to the US, dies at 61
  • Feb 27th Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52
  • Mar 1st George S. Rentz, Navy Chaplain (b. 1882)
  • Mar 3rd Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, viceroy (Ethiopia), dies at 43
  • Mar 4th Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg, composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 8th Jose R Capablanca, Cuban chess player (world champ 1927), dies at 53
  • Mar 10th William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • Mar 12th Enrique Morera, composer, dies at 76
  • Mar 12th Robert Bosch, German industrialist (b. 1861)
  • Mar 15th Alexander van Zemlinsky, Austrian and US composer (African Dance), dies at 70
  • Mar 19th Clinton Hart Merriam, American zoologist (b. 1855)
  • Mar 20th Theodoro Valcarcel, composer, dies at 41
  • Mar 26th Jimmy Burke, American baseball player (b. 1874)
  • Mar 28th Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch foreign minister (1918-27), dies at 67
  • Mar 28th Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spanish poet (Viento del Pueblo), dies at 31
  • Mar 30th Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson premier Valois), dies at 81
  • Apr 3rd Albert Siklos, composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 3rd Paul Gilson, Belgian composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 8th Alfred Mombert, writer, dies
  • Apr 8th Kostas Skarvelis, Greek songwriter (b. 1880)
  • Apr 12th Johannes E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 80
  • Apr 13th Henk Sneevliet, leader of Dutch RSAP/Spartacus, executed at 58
  • Apr 15th Robert Musil, Austrian writer (Mann ohne Eigenschaften), dies at 61
  • Apr 17th Jean Perrin, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)
  • Apr 18th Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American socialite (b. 1875)
  • Apr 23rd Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, President of Argentina (1922-28), dies at 73

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Apr 24th Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables), dies at 67

  • Apr 24th Leonid Kulik, Russian Minerologist (Tunguska meteor site) dies of typhus in a Nazi prison camp at 58
  • Apr 25th Paul Kornfeld, writer, dies at 52
  • Apr 30th Catherine Murphy Urner, composer, dies at 51
  • Apr 30th Jakob van Hoddis [[Hans Davidsohn]], German Jewish poet, transported to German concentration camp at 54 (actual date of death unknown)
  • May 3rd Johan H Westerveld, lt-col/leader Order Service, executed
  • May 3rd Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1873)
  • May 5th Qemal Stafa, Albanian politician (b. 1920)
  • May 7th Felix Paul von Weingartner, Austria conductor/composer, dies at 79
  • May 10th Joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74
  • May 13th Hyam Greenbaum, composer, dies at 41
  • May 16th Bronislaw Kasper Malinowski, anthropologist, dies
  • May 19th [Nicoline] Magdalene Anchor-Roll, Norwegian author (Enken), dies at 69
  • May 29th John Barrymore, American actor (Beloved Rogue, Dinner at 8), dies from cirrhosis of the liver and kidney failure at 60
  • May 31st Reinhard Heydrich, German protector of Bohemia & Moravia, assassinated
  • Jun 1st Ernest Pingoud, composer, dies at 53
  • Jun 1st Vladislav Vancura, Czech physician/resistance fighter, executed at 50
  • Jun 4th Reinhard Heydrich, German protector (Bohemia/Moravia (Lidice)), dies
  • Jun 7th Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (b. 1903)
  • Jun 10th Jean François van Royen, Sect-Gen of Concentration Camp Amersfoort, dies at 63
  • Jun 10th Ross Gregory, cricketer (Australian batsman 1937), dies
  • Jun 10th Stanley Lupino, English comic (Cheer Up, Over She Goes), dies at 48
  • Jun 12th Walter Leigh, composer, dies at 36
  • Jun 15th Vera Figner, writer, dies
  • Jun 17th Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian politician who was the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec and 5th Chief Justice of Canada, dies at 88
  • Jun 18th Adolf Opalka, Czech resistance fighter, shot down
  • Jun 18th Arthur Willard Pryor, composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 18th John Kubris, Czech resistance fighter, killed Heydrich, dies at 28
  • Jun 25th Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian, dies at 67
  • Jun 30th Arnoldus J H Aerts, Dutch bishop of New-Guinea, executed at 62
  • Jul 3rd Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, French general (b. 1856)
  • Jul 8th Catherinus Elling, composer, dies at 83
  • Jul 11th Simon de la Bella, Dutch president (NVV), dies in Dachau
  • Jul 14th Neel [Cornelia H] Doff, Neth/French/Belgian painter's model, dies
  • Jul 15th Denis Moloney, cricketer (during WW II 3 Tests for NZ 1937), dies
  • Jul 20th Patric Cobb, British sea officer, dies in battle
  • Jul 23rd Andrew Ducat, cricketer (England 1921), dies whilst batting at 56
  • Jul 23rd Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet/communist, executed at 32
  • Jul 23rd Adam Czerniakow, Polish engineer (suicide) (b. 1880)
  • Jul 26th Titus Brandsma, [Anno Sjoerd], Dutch Roman Catholic priest and philosopher (Dachau), dies
  • Jul 26th Roberto Arlt, Argentinian writer (b. 1900)
  • Jul 27th William Matthew Finders Petrie, Egyptologist, dies
  • Jul 31st Francis E Younghusband, British journalist/explorer, dies at 79
  • Aug 2nd Friedrich Aereboe, Dutch landlord, dies at 77
  • Aug 4th Alberto Franchetti, composer, dies at 81
  • Aug 7th Richard Gott, British gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43
  • Aug 9th Edith Stein, German philosopher, dies
  • Aug 11th Richard Heinrich Stein, composer, dies at 60
  • Aug 18th Erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist, dies at 48
  • Aug 21st Kiyoano Ichiki, Japanese colonel (WW II), dies
  • Aug 22nd Henry Eichheim, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 22nd Mikhailmichel Fokine, Russian ballet dancer/choreographer, dies
  • Aug 25th George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews, dies in battle at 39
  • Aug 25th Panayot Pipkov, composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 25th W van Daalen, opposition leader on Celebes, beheaded
  • Aug 25th George Edward Alexander Windsor, Duke of Kent (b. 1902)
  • Aug 31st Von Bismarck, German major general, (Africa Corps), dies in battle
  • Sep 2nd Tom Williams, Irish republican (b. 1924)
  • Sep 5th François de Labouchère, French aviator of World War II, compagnon de la Libération. (b. 1917)
  • Sep 7th Cecilia Beaux, American portrait painter dies aged 87
  • Sep 10th Nachman N "Neddy" Bamberg, actor, dies in Auschwitz at 63
  • Sep 14th E.S. Gosney, American eugenicist (b. 1855)
  • Sep 15th Jack Singer, US war reporter (Wasp), dies
  • Sep 15th Joe Travers, cricketer (Australian SLA, in only Test innings), dies
  • Sep 19th Condé Nast, American publisher (b. 1873)
  • Sep 27th Douglas Munro, only US Coast Guard with WW II-Med of Honor, dies
  • Sep 28th Evelyn Thatcher, dies
  • Oct 1st Ants Piip, Estonian Prime Minister (b. 1884)
  • Oct 6th Erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian (Vorwarts), dies
  • Oct 8th Sergei Chaplygin, Soviet engineer
  • Oct 10th Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Schlemihle), dies at 68
  • Oct 11th Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer, dies at 64
  • Oct 15th Dirk Bannink, nurse/local counciller Deventer, executed
  • Oct 16th 12, Dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter/3 NVV-hostages, executed
  • Oct 18th Mikhail Nesterov, Russian painter (b. 1862)
  • Oct 20th May Robson, actress (Star is Born, Reckless), dies at 84
  • Oct 22nd Gustave "Staff" de Clercq, leader Flemish Nationally Covenant, dies
  • Oct 22nd Sybren Tulip, NSBer/supt of police in Amsterdam (1941-42), dies
  • Oct 23rd Georg Stumme, German general/commandant of African corps, dies
  • Oct 23rd Ralph Rainger, composer, dies at 41
  • Oct 24th Arthur Dolphin, cricketer (1 Test England 1921, 1 run, 1 catch), dies
  • Oct 25th Ted Arnold, cricketer (160 runs & 31 wkts in 10 Tests for Eng), dies
  • Oct 27th Helmuth Hubener, Youth Political Activist against the Hitler regime (b. 1925)
  • Nov 1st Hugo Distler, composer, dies at 34
  • Nov 3rd Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Trousers, Snob), dies at 64
  • Nov 4th Marcel Barger, [Streliskie], cabaret performer, killed in Auschwitz

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Nov 5th George M Cohan, father of musical comedy, dies of cancer at 64

Composer George M. Cohan
Composer
George M. Cohan
  • Nov 9th Edna May Oliver, dies on 59th birthday
  • Nov 11th Anton H Blaauw, botanist (Perception of the Lichtes), dies at 60
  • Nov 11th Hector Abbas, actor/director (Rosa Lynd Company), dies at 58
  • Nov 13th Daniel J Callaghan, US spy (at Guadalcanal), dies
  • Nov 13th Douglas H Fox, US captain of destroyer Barton, dies in battle
  • Nov 13th Norman Scott, US admiral (at Guadalcanal), dies
  • Nov 17th Ben Reitman, American anarchist, physician (b. 1879)
  • Nov 19th Edouard Combe, composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 19th Bruno Schulz, Polish writer and painter (shot) (b. 1892)

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Nov 21st J. B. M. Hertzog [Barry Hertzog], South African Premier (1914-39), dies at 76

South African Premier J. B. M. Hertzog
South African Premier
J. B. M. Hertzog
  • Nov 27th A B C Langton, cricketer (WWII 15 Tests for South Africa 1935-39), dies
  • Dec 3rd Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 5th Buck Jones, Hollywood's last cowboy hero actor (Headin' East), buried

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Dec 8th Albert Kahn, architect of Detroit, dies at 73

Architect of Detroit Albert Kahn
Architect of Detroit
Albert Kahn
  • Dec 11th Franz C. Schmelkes, Czech-born Chemist who discovered azochloramid (chlorazodin), a disinfectant, dies of a heart attack at 43
  • Dec 13th Eleanor Everest Freer, composer, dies at 78
  • Dec 13th Wlodimir Ledochowski, Polish-Austrian director of the Society of Jesus (b. 1866)
  • Dec 14th Eduard C "Edo" Fimmen, Dutch trade union leader, dies at 61
  • Dec 18th Charlie Walker, cricketer (Aust tourist to England 1930, 1938), dies
  • Dec 20th Jean Gilbert, [Max Winterfield], German composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 21st Leendert Round, sculptor (Giraffen, Blijdorp), dies at 63
  • Dec 22nd Franz Boas, German anthropologist (b. 1858)
  • Dec 24th Friedrich Klose, composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 24th Jean LXF Darlan, French admiral, murdered by gaullists
  • Dec 24th K Balmont, writer, dies at 75
  • Dec 25th Vojislav Vuckovic, composer, dies at 32
  • Dec 26th Bosinier de la Chapelle, Fren murderer of adm Darlan, executed at 24
  • Dec 29th Frank D Adams, Canadian geologist, dies at 83