Famous Deaths in October 1946

  • 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

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Oct 16 Alfred Jodl, German general during World War II (head of the German High Command, signed unconditional Nazi surrender), hanged by Allied forces after the Nuremberg trials at 56

Nazi Leader Alfred Jodl
Nazi Leader
Alfred Jodl
  • 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, Nazi military leader (head of the German High Command), is hanged at Nuremberg at 64
  • Oct 29 John S Curry, US painter (Baptism in Kansas), dies