Famous Deaths in 1943

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  • Jan 1st Colonel Andrew Summers Rowan, U.S. military officer who gave "a message to Garcia" (b. 1857)
  • Jan 3rd Sir Walter James, Premier of Western Australia (b. 1863)
  • Jan 5th George Washington Carver, famous African American scientist, dies at 81

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Jan 7th Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist (tesla motor), dies at 86

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  • Jan 7th George Washington Crile, American Surgeon (blood transfusion, surgical shock), dies at 78
  • Jan 8th Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (b. 1919)
  • Jan 9th Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain), dies at 53
  • Jan 10th J Arthur S Berson, Austrian meteorologist, dies at 83
  • Jan 11th Agustín Pedro Justo, President of Argentina (1932-38) during the Infamous Decade, dies at 66
  • Jan 11th Carlo Tresca, NY's Italian newspaper editor/anti-fascist, murdered
  • Jan 12th Jan R T Campert, Dutch resistance fighter/poet (18 Dead), dies at 40
  • Jan 12th Frank Alvord Perret, American volcanologist renowned for his research at Vesuvius, Etna, Stromboli and Kilauea dies at 75
  • Jan 13th Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss artist (b. 1889)
  • Jan 14th Adolf Sandberger, composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 16th Franz Courtens, Flemish painter (Sunny Lane), dies at 88
  • Jan 20th Giacomo Benvenuti, composer, dies at 57
  • Jan 21st Otakar Sini, composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 23rd Alexander Woollcott, critic, dies of a heart attack on radio, at 56
  • Jan 24th John Burns, British minister of Local Government (1905-14), dies
  • Jan 26th Nikolai Vavilov, geneticist, Saratovv labour camp, dies
  • Jan 26th Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenicist (b. 1880)
  • Feb 3rd Alexander Goode, rabbi who surrended his life jacket, drowns
  • Feb 4th Frank Calder, 1st NHL president, dies
  • Feb 5th Wim Gertenbach, Dutch resistance fighter (Slogan), shot by Nazis
  • Feb 6th HA Seyffardt, Dutch lt-gen/NSB "minister", dies at 71
  • Feb 9th ... Reydons, wife of General Reydons, shot to death by resistance
  • Feb 10th Wa'er, shot dead by Defiance
  • Feb 13th William Walraven, journalist/writer (Neglected Grouser), dies at 55
  • Feb 14th David Hilbert, German mathematician (Hilbert Space), dies at 81
  • Feb 14th Frieda Reiss, French 11 month old baby, murdered in Auschwitz
  • Feb 14th Dora Gerson, German actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (b. 1899)
  • Feb 15th William Victor Harris, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 17th Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer (b. 1888)
  • Feb 17th Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (b. 1872)
  • Feb 18th Henri Polak, Dutch union leader/politician (soc-dem), dies at 74
  • Feb 22nd Christoph Probst, German resistance fighter (That Weisse Rose), dies
  • Feb 22nd Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (White Rose), beheaded at 24
  • Feb 22nd Sophie Scholl, German anti-Nazi political activist, active in the non-violent resistance group, the White Rose (Die Weisse Rose), beheaded by guillotine at 21
  • Feb 26th Theodor Eicke, Nazi official (b. 1892)
  • Feb 27th Kostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (b. 1859)
  • Mar 2nd Alexandre Yersin, Swiss bacteriologist (bacteria plague), dies at 79
  • Mar 3rd George Thomson, cricketer (all-rounder-6 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies
  • Mar 4th Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis, Greek foreign minister, dies at 71
  • Mar 4th Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Beatrijs), dies at 73
  • Mar 9th Oskar Hêks, Czech marathon runner/antifascist, dies in Auschwitz
  • Mar 10th Tully Marshall, actor (Let's Go, Red Dust), dies at 78
  • Mar 12th Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor (b. 1869)
  • Mar 13th Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (b. 1898)
  • Mar 19th Vicente Ripolles, composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 19th Frank Nitti, American gangster (b. 1883)
  • Mar 23rd Andre Lichtenberger, French Sudan writer (Le Petit Roi), dies at 72
  • Mar 23rd Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer, dies at 47
  • Mar 27th Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot (BI-1), killed in crash
  • Mar 28th Sergei Vasilievitch Rachmaninov, Russian composer/pianist, dies at 69
  • Mar 30th Jan Bytnar, Polish activist (b. 1921)
  • Mar 30th Maciej Aleksy Dawidowski, Polish activist (b. 1920)
  • Apr 3rd Conrad Veidt, German/US actor (Cabinet of Dr Calgary), dies at 50
  • Apr 4th Oskar Schlemmer, German painter/sculptor, dies at 54
  • Apr 4th Raoul Laparra, composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 5th Aleš Hrdlička, Czech anthropologist (b. 1869)
  • Apr 7th Jovan Ducic, Serbian poet (Blue Legends), dies at 72
  • Apr 7th Alexandre Millerand, President of France (b. 1859)
  • Apr 8th Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed
  • Apr 8th Richard Sears, 1st to win US amateur national tennis match, dies at 81
  • Apr 14th Asser B Kleerekoper, SDAP-Second-Member of parliament, dies at 62
  • Apr 14th Geoffrey Turton Shaw, composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 15th Raffaele Casimiro Casimiri, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 15th Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (d. 1882)
  • Apr 18th I Yamamoto, admiral of Japanese fleet, dies
  • Apr 19th Alexander Schmorell, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • Apr 19th Gustave Doret, composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 19th Kurt Huber, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • Apr 19th Willy Graf, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • Apr 24th Gerardus H de Hare, socialist vicar, dies at 63
  • Apr 25th Vladimir Ivanovich Nemirovich-Danchenko, playwright/director, dies
  • Apr 29th Joseph Achron, Latvian violinist/composer (Golem suite), dies at 56
  • Apr 29th Karl Adrian Wohlfart, composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 29th Sidney A K Keyes, English poet (Foreign Gate), dies at 20
  • Apr 30th Beatrice Potter Webb, British writer (My Apprenticeship), dies at 85
  • Apr 30th Etty Hillesum, Dutch diarist, dies in Auschwitz
  • Apr 30th Otto Jespersen, Danish philologist (b. 1860)
  • Apr 30th Leo Smit, Dutch composer, dies in Sobibór extermination camp at 42
  • May 1st Johan Oscar Smith, Norweigian Christian leader and founder of Smith's Friends (b.1871)
  • May 3rd Leslie Heward, composer, dies at 45
  • May 8th Mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed
  • May 10th Andre Bertulot, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • May 10th Arnaud/Armand Fraiteur, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • May 10th Maurice-Albert Raskin, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • May 12th Albert Stoessel, composer, dies at 48
  • May 14th Henri La Fontaine, Belgian Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1854)
  • May 16th Alfred Hoche, German psychiatrist (b. 1865)
  • May 17th Montagu Love, actor (Wind), dies at 65
  • May 19th Kristjan Raud, Estonian painter (b. 1865)
  • May 24th Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84
  • May 25th Nils von Dardel, Swedish post-impressionist painter (b. 1888)
  • May 26th Edsel Ford, owner (Ford Motor Company), dies at 49
  • May 29th Hermann Hans Wetzler, composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 1st Leslie Howard, actor (Romeo & Juliet), Nazis shot down his plane at 50
  • Jun 1st Wilfrid B. Israel, Jewish activist
  • Jun 3rd Folkert E Posthuma, Min of Agriculture, dies
  • Jun 4th Jean du Bela, singer/actor (Sobibor), dies at 39
  • Jun 6th Karl Landsteiner, Austrian/US pathologist (Nobel 1930), dies at 74
  • Jun 11th Sam[uel] de Vries, actor (Boefje, In Sobibor), dies at 50
  • Jun 13th Kočo Racin, Macedonian poet (b. 1908)
  • Jun 15th Cecil Parkin, cricketer (32 wkts in 10 Tests for Eng 1920-24), dies
  • Jun 25th Spencer Charters, actor (Big Town Girl, St Louis Kid), dies at 68
  • Jun 26th Fritz Schmidt, Nazi commissioner in Holland, commits suicide at 39
  • Jul 1st Auguste Reitsma, Dutch resistance fighter (census director), executed
  • Jul 1st C Bakker, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1st C L Barentsen, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1st Coos Hartogh, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1st Cor Roos, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1st Henri Halberstadt, Dutch resistance fighter (census dir), executed
  • Jul 1st Johan Brouwer, hispanist/writer/Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Jul 1st Koen Limperg, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1st Sam Bloemgarten, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1st Willem Arondeus, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1st Willem Brouwer, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 4th Wladyslaw Sikorski, gen/PM of Poland in exile (1939-43), dies at 62
  • Jul 8th Harry Oakes, Canadian ruler of Bahamas, murdered
  • Jul 8th Jean "Max" Moulin, French resistance fighter, executed
  • Jul 10th Arthur Finlay Nevin, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 13th Kurt Huber, German philosopher/resistance fighter, dies at 50
  • Jul 14th Johannes F "Frits" Bakker Sr, actor, dies at 74
  • Jul 17th Sir Patrick Duncan, Governor-general of the Union of South Africa (1937 to 1943), dies at 72
  • Jul 21st Charles William Paddock, 100m runner (Olympic-gold-1920), dies at 42
  • Jul 23rd Emanuel Querido, Dutch publisher, murdered in the Nazi extermination camp at Sobibor at 71
  • Jul 27th Godfrey Cripps, cricketer (1st Currie Cup-winning captain), dies
  • Jul 27th H B G Austin, cricketer (capt of 1923 WI team to England), dies
  • Jul 30th Benjamin James Dale, composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 31st Hedley Verity, cricketer (144 wickets in 40 Tests), dies in POW camp
  • Aug 1st Ismar Elbogen, German/US learned/rabbi (Jewish Lexicon), dies at 68
  • Aug 5th Adam Kuckhoff, German writer and resistance fighter, is executed during WWII at 55
  • Aug 6th Tom Garrett, cricketer (last survivor of 1st Test in 1877), dies
  • Aug 7th Gustav Schmidt, German lt-general, dies in battle
  • Aug 10th C Bergsma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • Aug 10th J Janzen, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • Aug 10th J Posthuma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • Aug 12th Georges Martin Witkowski, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 14th Joe Kelley, American baseball player (b. 1871)
  • Aug 18th Hans Jeschonnek, German air force general/chief-staff, commits suicide
  • Aug 18th Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general (b. 1865)
  • Aug 21st Henrik Pontoppidan, writer (Peter Gelukkige, Nobel 1917), dies at 86
  • Aug 23rd Johann P Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88
  • Aug 24th Ernst Ottwalt, writer, dies
  • Aug 24th Simone Weil, French philosopher and social activist (b. 1909)
  • Aug 27th Otto Selz, German psychologist (In Auschwitz), dies
  • Aug 28th Boris III, of Saksen-Coburg, King of Bulgaria (1918-43), dies
  • Aug 30th A[braham] [P] Merritt, author (Moon Pool, Creep Shadow!), dies at 58
  • Sep 1st Charles Atangana, Cameroonian chief (b. 1880)
  • Sep 7th J. P. Morgan, Jr., American financier (b. 1867)
  • Sep 15th Hans Ulrich Humpert, composer, dies at 2
  • Sep 17th Dick Tyldesley, cricketer (7 Tests for England), dies
  • Sep 23rd Elinor Glyn, English author (b. 1864)
  • Sep 27th Waclaw Gieburowski, composer, dies at 65
  • Sep 28th Charles Vintcent, cricketer (played in South Africa's 1st 3 tests), dies
  • Sep 28th Fritzi Brunette, dies
  • Sep 30th Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist (b. 1864)
  • Oct 1st Antoine T Broekman, resistance fighter, executed at 32
  • Oct 1st Anton JT Koreman, resistance fighter, executed at 27
  • Oct 1st Antoon Pleyte, resistance fighter, executed at 26
  • Oct 1st Dionysius Remiens, resistance fighter, executed at 24
  • Oct 1st Earnest Klijzing, resistance fighter, executed
  • Oct 1st Gideon Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 22
  • Oct 1st Hans Katan, resistance fighter, executed at 24
  • Oct 1st Henri H Geul, resistance fighter, executed at 27
  • Oct 1st Johan Kalshoven, resistance fighter, executed at 20
  • Oct 1st Johan Roemer, resistance fighter, executed at 22
  • Oct 1st Johan van Mierlo, resistance fighter, executed at 35
  • Oct 1st John Charles Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 23
  • Oct 1st Leo Frijda, resistance fighter, executed at 20
  • Oct 1st Louis Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 21
  • Oct 1st Maarten van/of Gilse, resistance fighter, executed at 27
  • Oct 1st Olaf T Thomsen, resistance fighter, executed at 23
  • Oct 1st Peter "Pam" Pooters, resistance fighter, executed at 32
  • Oct 1st Sape Kuiper, resistance fighter, executed at 19
  • Oct 1st Victor van Swieten, resistance fighter, executed at 36
  • Oct 1st Walter Brandligt, literature/resistance fighter, executed at 42
  • Oct 2nd Robert Nathaniel Dett, composer, dies at 60
  • Oct 4th Richard T Ely, US economist (Ground under our feet), dies
  • Oct 4th Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence (b. 1906)
  • Oct 5th Leon Roppolo, American musician (b. 1902)
  • Oct 6th Robert Cooper, father of Card pitcher Mort & catcher Walker, dies
  • Oct 7th Eugeniusz Bodo, Polish actor (b. 1899)
  • Oct 7th Radclyffe Hall, British author (b. 1880)
  • Oct 9th Gerard W Kerncamp, historian/editor-in-chief (Green Amsterdam), dies
  • Oct 9th Jan Dieters, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed
  • Oct 9th Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed
  • Oct 9th Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist (Nobel Prize 1902 for Zeeman effect), dies at 78
  • Oct 10th Charlotte Salomon, German-Jewish artist gassed at Auschwitz aged 26
  • Oct 14th Jackie Matthews, cricketer (8 Tests 1911-12, 16 wickets), dies
  • Oct 17th Stefan Starzyński, Polish politician (b. 1893)
  • Oct 18th Adrianus M de Young, writer (Merijntje Gijzen's Youth), dies at 55
  • Oct 18th Benedictus H Dancer, botanist, dies at 52
  • Oct 19th Adrianus M de Young, writer (Merijntje Gijzen's youth), murdered
  • Oct 21st Alfred DPR Pound, British admiral/1st Sealord (Jutland, WW II), dies
  • Oct 22nd Josef Venantius von Woss, composer, dies at 80
  • Oct 24th Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (b. 1912)
  • Oct 25th H van Zanten, guerrilla leader on North Sumatra, executed
  • Oct 26th Marc Aurel Stein, Hungarian-born archaeologist (b. 1862)