On This Day

Famous People Who Died in November 1945

  • Nov 2 Princess Thyra, daughter of Frederick VIII of Denmark (b. 1880)
  • Nov 3 Alessandro Longo, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 80
  • Nov 7 Alfred Dipper, cricketer (England batsman scored in only Test), dies
  • Nov 8 August von Mackensen, German field marshal, dies at 95
  • Nov 11 Jerome Kern, American composer (Sally, Leave it to Jane), dies at 60
  • Nov 16 Kaarlo Sarkia, Finnish poet (Kohtalon Vaaka), dies at 43
  • Nov 17 Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, dies at 63
  • Nov 20 Francis William Aston, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1877)
  • Nov 21 Robert Benchley, American humorist (My 10 years in a Quandary), dies at 56

Person of interestAlexander Patch

Nov 21 Alexander Patch, American WWII general (Guadalcanal Campaign, Operation Dragoon), dies of pneumonia at 55

US WWII General Alexander Patch
US WWII General
Alexander Patch
  • Nov 21 Ellen Anderson Glasgow, American novelist (Ancient Law, Pulitzer-1942), dies at 72
  • Nov 21 Jimmy Quinn, Scottish soccer striker (11 caps; Celtic 272 games, 188 goals), dies at 67
  • Nov 28 Dwight F. Davis, American politician (49th United States Secretary of War) and founder of the Davis Cup, dies at 66