On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 1942

  • Nov 1 Hugo Distler, German organist, choral conductor and composer, dies at 34
  • Nov 3 Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Trousers, Snob), dies at 64
  • Nov 4 Marcel Barger, [Streliskie], cabaret performer, killed in Auschwitz

Person of interestGeorge M. Cohan

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

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • Nov 9 Edna May Oliver, dies on 59th birthday
  • Nov 11 Anton Hendrik Blaauw, Dutch botanist (Perception of the Lichtes), dies at 60
  • Nov 11 Hector Abbas, Flemish actor and director (Rosa Lynd Company), dies at 58
  • Nov 12 'Philadelphia' Jack O'Brien, American boxer (World light heavyweight champion 1905), dies at 64
  • Nov 13 Daniel J. Callaghan, US Admiral (Medal of Honor) dies during the Battle of Guadalcanal at 52
  • Nov 13 Douglas H Fox, US captain of destroyer Barton, dies in battle
  • Nov 13 Norman Scott, US admiral (at Guadalcanal), dies
  • Nov 16 Joseph Schmidt, Austrian-Hungarian tenor and actor (Der Liebesexpre├č, A Star Fell from Heaven), dies from a heart atack at 38
  • Nov 17 Ben Reitman, American anarchist, physician (b. 1879)
  • Nov 19 Edouard Combe, composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 19 Bruno Schulz, Polish writer (The Street of Crocodiles), shot and killed by German Nazi at 50

Person of interestJ. B. M. Hertzog

Nov 21 J. B. M. Hertzog [Barry Hertzog], South African General and Prime Minister (1924-39), dies at 76

South African Premier J. B. M. Hertzog
South African Premier
J. B. M. Hertzog
  • Nov 27 Arthur Langton, South African cricket medium pace bowler (15 Tests, 40 wickets), dies in a military air crash at 30
  • Nov 30 Buck Jones [Charles F Gebhart], American Western actor (Just Pals, Forbidden Trails, War Horse), dies in a fire at 50