On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1943 (Part 2)

  • Oct 2 R. Nathaniel Dett, Canadian-American pianist, organist, choral director, and composer (In The Bottoms), dies of a heart attack while on tour with the USO at 60
  • Oct 4 Richard T. Ely, American economist and author (Ground under our feet), dies at 89
  • Oct 4 Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence, dies at 37
  • Oct 5 Leon Roppolo, American early jazz clarinetist, dies at 41
  • Oct 6 Robert Cooper, father of Card pitcher Mort & catcher Walker, dies
  • Oct 7 Eugeniusz Bodo [Bohdan Eugène Junod], Polish film director, producer and comedic actor, dies in the Gulag at 43
  • Oct 7 Radclyffe Hall, British author (b. 1880)
  • Oct 9 Gerard W Kerncamp, historian/editor-in-chief (Green Amsterdam), dies
  • Oct 9 Jan Dieters, Dutch politician and resistance fighter who was the head of the Communist Party of the Netherlands, executed at 42
  • Oct 9 Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed
  • Oct 9 Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist (Nobel Prize 1902 for Zeeman effect), dies at 78
  • Oct 9 Gerard Wilhelm Kernkamp, Dutch historian and editor (Groene Amsterdammer), dies at 78
  • Oct 10 Charlotte Salomon, German-Jewish artist gassed at Auschwitz aged 26
  • Oct 14 Jackie Matthews, cricketer (8 Tests 1911-12, 16 wickets), dies
  • Oct 17 Stefan Starzyński, Polish politician (b. 1893)
  • Oct 18 Benedictus H Dancer, botanist, dies at 52
  • Oct 18 A. M. de Jong, Dutch writer (World Tour of Bulletje & Bonestaak), dies at 55
  • Oct 18 Benedictus H. Danser, Dutch taxonomist and botanist, dies at 52
  • Oct 21 Dudley Pound, British admiral of the fleet and 1st Sea Lord (Jutland, WW II), dies at 66
  • Oct 22 Josef Venantius von Woss, Austrian composer, dies at 80
  • Oct 24 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (Regards et jeux dans l'espace), dies at 31
  • Oct 25 H van Zanten, guerrilla leader on North Sumatra, executed
  • Oct 26 Marc Aurel Stein, Hungarian-British archaeologist, dies at 80
  • Oct 27 Bela Reinitz, composer, dies at 64
  • Oct 27 Isidor Traube, German Chemist (founded capillary chemistry, research on liquids), dies at 83
  • Oct 31 Max Reinhardt [Goldmann], Austrian theatrical director (Oedipus Rex) and founder of the Salzburg Festival, dies at 70
  • Nov 5 Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter and graphic artist, dies at 62
  • Nov 7 Dwight Frye, American actor (Black Camel, Dracula, Frankenstein), dies from a heart attack at 44
  • Nov 9 Bernhard Lichtenberg, German clergyman and theologian, dies at 67
  • Nov 16 Marcel Verhamme, Belgian resistance fighter, executed
  • Nov 17 Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer, dies at 74
  • Nov 19 André Antoine, French actor and stage manager (founded Théâtre-Libre), dies at 85

Lorenz Hart

Nov 22 Lorenz Hart, American lyricist, usually to music of Richard Rodgers ("I Could Write A Book"; "My Funny Valentine"), dies of pneumonia from exposure after drinking heavily in NYC at 48

  • Nov 22 Pietro Alessandro Yon, Italian organist and composer, dies at 57
  • Nov 23 Ernie Jones, Australian cricket fast bowler (19 Tests, 64 wickets; first bowler to be called for throwing in a Test), dies at 74
  • Nov 24 Martin Raschke, German author and publisher dies at 38
  • Nov 24 Reina Prince Geerligs [Leentjes Vandendriesch], anti-fascist, dies
  • Nov 24 Doris Miller, American navy cook (b. 1919)
  • Nov 26 Edward H "Butch" O'hare, US pilot/lt-comdr, dies in battle
  • Nov 27 Ivo Lola Ribar, Croatian communist and partisan, killed by a German bomb at 27
  • 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 Löhr, British composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 14 John Harvey Kellogg, American surgeon and nutritionist, inspired flaked cereal industry, dies at 91

Fats Waller

Dec 15 Thomas "Fats" Waller, American jazz organist, piano player, singer and composer ("Ain't Misbehavin'"; "Honeysuckle Rose"; "Hot Chocolate"), dies of pneumonia at 39 [1]

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