Famous Deaths in February 1945

  • Feb 1 Johan Huizinga, Dutch culture historian (Homo Ludens), dies at 72
  • Feb 2 Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, German Leipzig mayor and Nazi regime opponent (20th July plot), hanged at 60
  • Feb 3 José Roló, Mexican composer, dies at 61
  • Feb 3 Roland Freisler, German Nazi judge (July 20th plotter case), dies
  • Feb 6 Jan Bos, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Feb 6 Paul Bos, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Feb 9 George J L Maduro, resistance fighter (Madurodam), dies in Dachau
  • Feb 9 Jan Bakker, resistance fighter, executed at 26
  • Feb 10 Juan de Hernandez, composer, dies at 63
  • Feb 10 Anacleto Diaz, Filipino jurist (b. 1878)
  • Feb 11 Al Dubin, Swiss songwriter (Tiptoe Thru The Tulips), dies at 53
  • Feb 11 J S H Lokerman, Dutch resistance fighter, dies in Neugengamme
  • Feb 12 Henrietta Szold, founder (Hadassah, Youth Aliyah), dies
  • Feb 12 Walraven [Wally] van Hall, Dutch banker/resisted Nazis, executed at 39
  • Feb 12 Antonio Villa-Real, Filipino jurist (b. 1880)
  • Feb 13 George Studd, cricketer (4 Tests with brother v Aus 1882-83), dies
  • Feb 16 Billy Frank, cricketer (Test South Africa v Eng 1896, 5 & 2, 1-52), dies
  • Feb 16 Rudolf Vornlund, Swedish playwright (Upproret), dies at 45
  • Feb 19 Wim Speelman, Dutch resistance fighter, executed at 26
  • Feb 21 Eric Liddell, Scottish runner (Olympic-gold 1924), dies at 43
  • Feb 22 Osip Brik, Russian writer (b. 1888)
  • Feb 23 Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet and writer (Pjotr Peroyj), dies at 62
  • Feb 23 Aubrey Cousins, Canadian sergeant (Victoria Cross), dies in battle
  • Feb 24 Ahmed Maher Pasha, Egypt's PM, assassinated in parliament
  • Feb 25 Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer, photographer and modernist, dies of a heart attack at 51
  • Feb 27 HJ Lochtman, Dutch chaplain/resistance fighter, dies in Bergen-Belsen