Famous Deaths in 1946

  • 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)

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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

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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

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Apr 21 John Maynard Keynes, English economist whose ideas changed the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics, dies of a heart attack at 62

  • 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 Whitlock, English composer and organist, 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 25 Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter (Happy Birthday to You), dies at 78
  • 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

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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

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Jun 14 John Logie Baird, Scottish inventor and father of the television, dies of a stroke at 57

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird
  • 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

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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

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Aug 13 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (The War of the Worlds, Time Machine), dies at 79

Author H. G. Wells
Author
H. G. Wells
  • Aug 16 Herman Harrell Horne, philosopher (idealism)
  • Aug 26 Jeanie MacPherson, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1887)
  • Aug 29 J E Feenstra, Nazi military police commandant, executed
  • Aug 29 Milan Harasta, composer, dies at 26
  • Aug 30 Grigory Semyonov, Russian counter-revolutionary (executed) (b. 1890)
  • Aug 31 Paul August von Klenau, Danish opera composer/conductor, dies at 63
  • Sep 3 Carl Emil Paul Lincke, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 4 Paul Lincke, German composer/conductor (Lysistrata), dies at 79
  • Sep 7 Paul Zech, German writer, dies at 65
  • Sep 9 Mynona, Polish writer (The Creator), dies at 74
  • Sep 11 Arthur van Schendel, writer (Holland Drama), dies at 72)
  • Sep 13 Eugene Lanceray, Russian painter (b. 1875)
  • Sep 16 James Hopwood Jeans, English physicist, mathematician and astronomer (The Mysterious Universe), dies at 69
  • Sep 16 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), dies at 63
  • Sep 17 Frank Burke, American baseball player (b. 1880)
  • Sep 20 Raimu, French actor (b. 1883)
  • Sep 21 Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo), dies at 66
  • Sep 21 Olga Engl, Austrian actress (b. 1971)
  • Sep 28 Jean Van de Eeckhoudt, Belgian painter, dies
  • Oct 8 Rose Melville, American stage actress (Sis Hopkins) dies at 73
  • Oct 12 Joseph W Stilwell, US general (China), dies

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Oct 15 Hermann Goering, Nazi Reichmarshal, poisons himself in prison at 53

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • Oct 16 Alfred G Jodl, Col-Gen/German staff chief weather authority, hanged
  • Oct 16 Alfred Rosenberg, German war criminal, hanged
  • Oct 16 Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s), hanged at 54
  • Oct 16 Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian Nazi (SS), hanged
  • Oct 16 Fritz Sauckel, German war criminal, hanged
  • Oct 16 Granville Ransome Bantock, English composer/conductor, dies at 78
  • Oct 16 Hans Frank, former Nazi Governor General of Occupied Poland, hanged

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Oct 16 Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister and war criminal, hanged at 53

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • Oct 16 Wilhelm Frick, German war criminal, hanged
  • Oct 16 Wilhelm Keitel, German fieldmarshal, hanged
  • Oct 29 John S Curry, US painter (Baptism in Kansas), dies
  • Nov 5 Sigismond Stojowski, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 6 Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski, composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 14 Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], author/Radio Orange, dies
  • Nov 14 Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (b. 1876)
  • Nov 18 Donald Meek, Scotland, actor (Stage Fair, Stagecoach), dies at 86
  • Nov 18 John King, cricketer (scored 60 & 4 in only Test Eng v Aus 1909), dies
  • Nov 22 Bertie Rose-Innes, cricketer (South Africa's Test), dies
  • Nov 22 Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist (b. 1889)
  • Nov 23 Fawzi Husseini, Arabic High Director for Palestine, murdered
  • Nov 24 Alfonso Broqua, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 6 Maximilian Oseyevich Shteynberg, composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 7 Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress (b. 1871)

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Dec 10 Damon Runyon, US journalist/writer, dies at 66

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon

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Dec 10 Walter Johnson, great pitcher (Washington Senators), dies of a brain tumour at 59

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Dec 15 Conrad Haebler, historian (Hundert Kalenderinkunabeln), dies at 89
  • Dec 15 Gordon Frederic Norton, composer, dies at 77
  • Dec 17 Constance [Clara] Garnett, Russian-English translator, dies at 84
  • Dec 19 Paul Langevin, French physicist (b. 1872)
  • Dec 23 John A. Sampson, American gynecologist (b. 1873)
  • Dec 25 W C Fields, writer/comedian (Bank Dick, It's A Gift), dies at 67
  • Dec 28 Carrie Jacobs Bond, American composer (I Love You Truly), dies at 85
  • Dec 30 Charles Wakefield Cadman, composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 31 Frits [Frederik H] Tartaud, Dutch actor, dies at 89