On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1944 (Part 2)

Deaths 201 - 286 of 286

  • Sep 26 Ernst Isler, Swiss organist ad critic, dies at 64
  • Sep 26 Julien Cahn, cricketer (private cricket promoter during 30's), dies
  • Sep 27 Aimee Semple McPherson, Canadian-American evangelist (Pentecostal), dies at 53
  • Sep 27 Aristide Maillol, French painter and sculptor (Seated Woman), dies in car crash at 82
  • Sep 27 Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Russian photographer and chemist, dies at 81
  • Oct 2 Rudolf Schmundt, German gen/Hitlers army adjunct, dies from injuries
  • Oct 4 Alfred "Al" Smith, American politician, 4 time Governor of New York (1919-20 and 1923-28), and 1st Roman Catholic presidential candidate (D, 1928), dies at 70
  • Oct 7 Helmut Lent, German night-fighter ace in World War II, dies at 26
  • Oct 8 Wendell Lewis Wilkie, Republican politician, dies at 52
  • Oct 12 Regina Jonas, German first woman rabbi, dies at 42

Person of interestErwin Rommel

Oct 14 Erwin Rommel, German Field Marshal (WWII - African campaign), commits suicide at 52

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • Oct 15 Philip Mechanicus, journalist, executed in Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Oct 16 Eric Westberg, Swedish composer, dies at 52
  • Oct 16 John Eigenhuis, Dutch writer (The Dike), dies at 78
  • Oct 17 Pavel Haas, Czech Jewish composer, murdered at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp at 45 (b. 1899)
  • Oct 18 Viktor Ullmann, Austrian pianist, conductor, and composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), murdered in gas chamber at Auschwitz at 46

  • Oct 18 Orville "Hoppy" Jones, American bass singer and cellist (The Ink Spots - "If I Didn't Care"), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 39
  • Oct 20 Gabriel Grovlez, French pianist, conductor (Opéra de Paris, 1914-34), and composer (L'Almanach aux images), dies at 65
  • Oct 21 Alois Kayser, German missionary to Nauru (b. 1877)
  • Oct 23 Hana Brady, Jewish Czech Holocaust victim (Hanna's Suitcase), dies at 13
  • Oct 23 Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist (1917 Nobel Prize for Physics for X-ray scattering), dies at 67
  • Oct 24 Lauri S A Haarla, Finnish writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja), dies at 54
  • Oct 24 Louis Renault, French automobile manufacturer, dies at 67 (b. 1877)
  • Oct 25 Fake Krist, nazi collaborator, killed
  • Oct 26 Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria (b. 1857)
  • Oct 26 William Temple, English Archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 63
  • Oct 27 Iman J Van de Bosch, Belgian resistance fighter, dies
  • Oct 28 Helen Magill White, American educator and 1st woman to earn a Ph.D. in the U.S., dies at 90
  • Oct 30 Paul Ladmirault, French composer, dies at 66
  • Nov 2 Thomas Midgley, American chemist and inventor (b. 1889)
  • Nov 3 Jack Miner, Canadian naturalist and conservationist, dies at 79
  • Nov 5 Alexis Carrel, French surgeon, sociologist and biologist (Nobel 1912), dies at 71
  • Nov 6 Hannah Senesh, Jewish poetess, executed by Nazis in Budapest
  • Nov 6 Walter Guinness, Lord Moyne, Anglo-Irish politician, British prefect (Middle-East), assassinated by Jewish terrorists at 64
  • Nov 6 Boy Ecury [Segundo Jorge Adelberto Ecury], Dutch Resistance fighter in World War II, executed by a German firing squad at 22
  • Nov 7 Richard Sorge, German spy for the Soviet Union in Tokyo during World War II, hanged in Tokyo at 49

  • Nov 8 Walter Nowotny, German combat/jet fighter pilot, dies
  • Nov 9 Frank Marshall, American chess player (b. 1877)
  • Nov 11 Gerrit Grijns, Dutch researcher and co-discoverer of vitamin B1 (thiamine), dies at 79
  • Nov 12 Edgar Stillman Kelley, American composer (Gulliver), dies at 87
  • Nov 12 George D Birkhoff, American mathematician (Aesthetic measure), dies at 60
  • Nov 12 Roy Agnew, Australian composer (Sonata Ballade), dies at 51
  • Nov 13 Paul Graener, composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 13 Wang Jingwei, Chinese politician (21st Premier of the Republic of China 1932-35), dies at61
  • Nov 14 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist, dies at 71
  • Nov 15 Maarten Reuchlin, resistance fighter, executed
  • Nov 16 Charles Kelleway, Australian cricketer (26 Tests 1910-1928), dies at 58
  • Nov 17 Archie MacLaren, English cricket batsman and captain (35 Tests; 424 Lancashire v Somerset 1895), dies at 72
  • Nov 17 Johan Hermanus Doorn, Dutch journalist and resistance fighter (Orange Newspaper), dies at 34
  • Nov 20 Sekio Nishina, Japanese inventor (kaiten-suicide submarine), dies at 21
  • Nov 22 Arthur Eddington, English astrophysicist, cosmologist and mathematician (stars), dies at 61
  • Nov 22 George Clausen, English painter, dies at 92
  • Nov 24 EMHCH Houtappel, resistance fighter: in Neuengamme, dies
  • Nov 24 Václav Štěpán, Czech pianist and composer, dies at 54

Person of interestKenesaw Mountain Landis

Nov 25 Kenesaw Mountain Landis, American judge and 1st commissioner of baseball (1920-44), dies at 78

1st MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis
1st MLB Commissioner
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
  • Nov 27 Leonid Isaakovich Mandelshtam, Russian physicist (b. 1879)
  • Nov 28 Bijnen, Dutch opposition leader (LKP), shot to death in Apeldoorn
  • Nov 28 Camille Looten, Belgian priest/literature historian, dies
  • Nov 28 Joop Brouwer de Koning, youngest Dutch radio operator, executed at 25
  • Nov 28 Lode Zielens, Flemish author and journalist (Obscure Blood), dies at 43
  • Nov 30 Max Halbe, German playwright (Jugend), dies at 79

Person of interestAlbert B. Fall

Nov 30 Albert B. Fall, New Mexico Senator (Teapot Dome Scandal), dies at 83

US Senator Albert B. Fall
US Senator
Albert B. Fall
  • Dec 2 Filippo T Marinetti, Italian writer (father of futurism), dies at 67
  • Dec 2 JW Ummels, Dutch resistance fighter (House of Saxon-Nazi), dies
  • Dec 2 Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Italian-French prose writer, novelist, poet, and dramatist (Futurism e Futurista), dies of cardiac arrest at 67
  • Dec 2 Eiji Sawamura, Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (first no-hitter in Japanese pro baseball 1936), dies in battle when his ship torpedoed, at 27
  • Dec 3 Delfien Vanhaute, Flemish pastor/poet (Ark of Noah), dies at 75
  • Dec 3 Andrew, Prince of Greece and Denmark, dies at 62
  • Dec 4 Roger Bresnahan, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher, outfielder and manager (St. Louis Cardinals; first shin guards and batting helmet), dies at 65
  • Dec 9 Laird Cregar, actor (Charley's Aunt, Hangover Square), dies at 28
  • Dec 10 John Brunt, English soldier and Victoria Cross holder, dies at 22
  • Dec 13 Lupe Velez, actress (Joe Palooka), overdoses on seconal at 34
  • Dec 13 Wassily Kandinsky, Russian-French abstract painter (Dreamy Inspiration), dies at 78

Person of interestGlenn Miller

Dec 15 Glenn Miller, American bandleader and jazz composer (Glenn Miller Orchestra-In the Mood), dies in a suspected plane crash at 40

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • Dec 16 Don Meyer Basketball coach Northern State, Lipscomb, and Hamline
  • Dec 16 Elisabeth ten Boom dies at 59
  • Dec 17 Pieter A. Roodenburgh, student and resistance fighter, dies at 26
  • Dec 19 Rudolph Karstadt, German entrepreneur (b. 1856)
  • Dec 20 Abbas Hilmi II, viceroy of Egypt (1892-1914), dies at 70
  • Dec 22 Antoine Mariotte, French composer, dies on 69th birthday
  • Dec 22 Harry Langdon, American comedian (The Strong Man, Tramp, Tramp, Tramp), dies at 60
  • Dec 23 Charles Dana Gibson, American illustrator (Gibson Girl), dies at 77
  • Dec 24 Joseph Gustav Mraczek, German violinist, conductor, composer (Max und Moritz) and pedagogue, dies at 66
  • Dec 27 Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, American pianist and composer (Gaelic Symphony), dies at 77
  • Dec 28 Cornelia ten Boom is accidentally released from Ravensbruck
  • Dec 30 Romain Roland, French writer/pacifist (Nobel 1915), dies at 78