On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1943

  • Dec 1 Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai prince, son of King Mongkut and brother of King Chulalongkorn and historian, dies at 81
  • Dec 2 Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian poet, dramatist and novelist (The Defeat), dies at 41
  • Dec 4 Carlo Mierendorff, German politician and anti-fascist, dies at 46
  • Dec 6 Firmin Baes, Flemish painter, dies at 69
  • Dec 6 Hermann L√∂hr, British composer, dies at 72

Fats Waller

Dec 15 Fats Waller [Thomas Wright], American jazz singer and composer (Ain't Misbehavin', Hot Chocolate), dies at 39

Beatrix Potter

Dec 22 Beatrix Potter, English children's writer and illustrator (The Tale of Peter Rabbit,) dies aged 77

  • Dec 23 Theo[dorus J] Thijssen, Dutch writer (Kees de Jongen), dies at 64
  • Dec 25 Ilona Durigo, Hungarian contralto singer, dies at 62
  • Dec 25 Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer, dies at 82
  • Dec 29 William Henry Singer, American painter and collector (Singer Museum, Laren), dies at 75
  • Dec 30 Hobart Bosworth, American actor (Woman of Affairs, Big Parade), dies at 76