On This Day

Famous People Who Died in August 1946

  • Aug 1 Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht) executed at 45
  • Aug 5 Wilhelm Marx, German politician, Chancellor of Germany (1923-25, 1926-28), dies at 83
  • Aug 6 Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player, dies at 42
  • Aug 6 Blanche Bingley-Hillyard, British tennis player (Wimbledon 1886, 89, 94, 97, 99-1900), dies at 82
  • Aug 6 Benny Lynch, Scottish boxer (World flyweight title 1937-38), dies of malnutrition-induced respiratory failure at 33
  • Aug 9 Bert Vogler, South African cricketer (South Africa, 15 Tests, 64 wkts), dies at 69
  • Aug 13 Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer, dies at 33

Person of interestH. G. Wells

Aug 13 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (The War of the Worlds, Time Machine), dies at 79

Author H. G. Wells
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  • Aug 15 Edward R. Bradley, American businessman and horse owner (1st to own 4 Kentucky Derby winners), dies at 86
  • Aug 16 Herman Harrell Horne, American philosopher (idealism), dies at 71
  • Aug 26 Jeanie MacPherson, American actress and screenwriter (b. 1887)
  • Aug 29 J E Feenstra, Nazi military police commandant, executed
  • Aug 29 Milan Hara┼íta, Czech composer, dies at 26
  • Aug 30 Grigory Semyonov, Russian counter-revolutionary (executed) (b. 1890)
  • Aug 31 Paul August von Klenau, Danish opera composer/conductor, dies at 63
  • Aug 31 Harley Granville-Barker, English dramatist, producer (The Voysey Inheritance) and critic, dies at 68