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, American father of musical comedy (Phantom President, Give My Regards to Broadway), 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 attack 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