Famous Deaths in December 1946

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

Person of interestDamon Runyon

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

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon

Person of interestWalter Johnson

Dec 10 Walter Johnson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (3-time Triple Crown: Washington Senators), dies of a brain tumour at 59

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson
  • Dec 12 Ben Carter, American actor (Crash Dive, Dark Alibi, Maryland), dies from diphtheria at 35
  • Dec 15 Conrad Haebler, historian (Hundert Kalenderinkunabeln), dies at 89
  • Dec 15 Gordon Frederic Norton, composer, 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/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, composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 31 Frederik "Frits" Tartaud, Dutch actor and husband of Dutch actress Alida Klein, dies at 89