On This Day

Famous People Who Died in January 1946

  • Jan 2 Joe Darling, Australian cricket batsman & captain (34 Tests, 21 as captain), dies following a gall bladder operation at 75

Person of interestWilliam Joyce

Jan 3 William Joyce, American-born Irish Fascist politician and NAZI propagandist, hanged in Britain for treason at 39

Fascist Politician and Nazi Propagandist William Joyce
Fascist Politician and Nazi Propagandist
William Joyce
  • Jan 5 Kitty Cheatham, American singer (b. 1864)
  • Jan 5 George "Slim" Summerville, American actor (All Quiet on the Western Front, Keystone Cops), dies of a stroke at 53
  • Jan 7 Adamo Didur, Polish tenor (b. 1874)

Person of interestDion Fortune

Jan 8 Dion Fortune, British occultist and author dies at 55

Occultist and Author Dion Fortune
Occultist and Author
Dion Fortune
  • Jan 9 Countee Cullen, African American poet of the Harlem Renaissance (Black Christ, One Way to Heaven), dies at 42
  • Jan 9 Dimitrios Golemis, Greek athlete (b. 1874)
  • Jan 16 Johanna HC Albregt, actress/wife of Henri Dons (Paradise), dies at 71
  • Jan 17 Gottfried Rudinger, German composer, dies at 59
  • Jan 18 Feliks Nowowiejski, Polish organist and composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 23 Matteo Giulio Bartoli, linguist, dies at 72
  • Jan 26 Adriaan van Maanen, Dutch-American astronomer (b. 1884)
  • Jan 29 Harry L Hopkins, US min of Business (Loan & Lease law), dies at 55
  • Jan 29 Sidney Jones, British conductor and composer (The Geisha, A Gaiety Girl), dies at 84