On This Day

Famous People Who Died in December 1946

  • Dec 6 Maximilian Steinberg, Russian composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 7 Sada Yacco, Japanese stage actress (b. 1871)

Damon Runyon

Dec 10 Damon Runyon, American journalist and writer (Guys & Dolls-based on his work), dies at 66

Walter Johnson

Dec 10 Walter Johnson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (3 x Triple Crown of Pitching; World Series 1924; AL MVP 1913, 24; Washington Senators), dies from a brain tumour at 59

  • Dec 12 Ben Carter, American actor (Crash Dive, Dark Alibi, Maryland), dies from diphtheria at 35
  • Dec 15 Konrad Haebler, German historian (Hundert Kalenderinkunabeln), dies at 89
  • Dec 15 Frederic Norton, British composer ( Chu Chin Chow), dies at 77
  • Dec 17 Constance [Clara] Garnett, Russian-English translator, dies at 84
  • Dec 19 Paul Langevin, French physicist (b. 1872)
  • Dec 23 John A. Sampson, American gynecologist (b. 1873)
  • Dec 25 W C Fields, writer and comedian (Bank Dick, It's A Gift), dies at 67
  • Dec 28 Carrie Jacobs Bond, American composer (I Love You Truly), dies at 85
  • Dec 30 Charles Wakefield Cadman, American composer (Shanewis (or The Robin Woman); The Sky Hawk), dies at 65
  • Dec 31 Frederik "Frits" Tartaud, Dutch actor and husband of Dutch actress Alida Klein, dies at 89