On This Day

Famous People Who Died in May 1946

  • May 1 Edward Bairstow, English composer, dies at 71
  • May 1 Percy Whitlock, English composer and organist, dies at 42
  • May 1 Bill Johnston, American tennis player (US Open 1915, 19; Wimbledon 1923), dies of tuberculosis at 51
  • May 7 Anton Mussert, Dutch fascist and leader of the Nationalist Socialist Movement, executed for high treason at 51
  • May 7 Joe Humphries, English cricket wicket-keeper (3 Tests for England 1907-08), dies at 69
  • May 19 Booth Tarkington, American novelist (b. 1869)
  • May 20 Jacob Ellehammer, Danish watchmaker and inventor (powered flight), dies at 74
  • May 25 Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter (Happy Birthday to You), dies at 78
  • May 26 Friedrich A H von Waldeck, monarch of Waldeck, dies
  • May 29 Martin Gottfried Weiss, Commandant of Dachau concentration camp (b. 1905)
  • May 30 Louis Slotin, Canadian Physicist and Chemist at Los Alamos, dies of radiation poisoning at 35 (b. 1910)