Famous People Who Died in February 1946

  • Feb 1 Hans Bethge, German poet, dies at 70
  • Feb 4 Margarete Boie, writer, dies

George ArlissGeorge Arliss (1868-1946)

Feb 5 British Academy Award-winning actor (Disraeli; Devil; Green Goddess), dies at 77

  • Feb 8 Felix Hoffmann, German chemist (synthesized aspirin and heroin), dies at 78
  • Feb 8 Miles Mander, British actor (Tower of London, Wuthering Heights, Murder!), dies from a heart attack at 57
  • Feb 15 Cornelius Johnson, American high jumper (Olympic gold 1936), dies from bronchopneumonia at 32
  • Feb 15 Louis "Putney" Dandridge American jazz pianist and singer (Heatin' Up Harlem), dies at 44
  • Feb 20 Hugh Allen, British organist, conductor (Bach Choir; Leeds Festival), and educator (Oxford, 1918-46-; Royal College of Music, 1918-37), dies from injuries after being run down by a motorcycle at 76
  • Feb 21 José Streel, Belgian World War II collaborator (b. 1911)
  • Feb 23 Tomoyuki Yamashita [Yamashita Tomobumi], Imperial Japanese general dubbed "Tiger of Malaya," executed for war crimes by hanging at 60
  • Feb 27 James Cecil Parke, Irish tennis player (Australasian C'ship singles & doubles, Davis Cup 1912; Wimbledon doubles 1914) and rugby union centre (20 caps; Leinster Rugby), dies at 64