On This Day

Famous People Who Died in October 1946

  • Oct 4 Barney Oldfield, American auto racer (International Motorsports Hall of Fame; first to drive at 60mph on circular track), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • Oct 8 Rose Melville, American stage actress (Sis Hopkins) dies at 73
  • Oct 11 Ico Hitrec, Croatian footballer, dies at 35
  • Oct 12 Joseph W Stilwell, US general (China), dies

Hermann Goering

Oct 15 Hermann Goering, Nazi Reichmarshal, poisons himself in prison at 53

ExecutionAlfred Jodl

Oct 16 Alfred Jodl, German general during World War II (head of the German High Command, signed unconditional Nazi surrender), hanged by Allied forces after the Nuremberg trials at 56

  • Oct 16 Alfred Rosenberg, German war criminal, hanged
  • Oct 16 Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s), hanged at 54
  • Oct 16 Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Austrian Nazi (SS/SD), hanged at 43
  • Oct 16 Fritz Sauckel, German Nazi General of Labor, hanged at 51
  • Oct 16 Granville Bantock, English composer and conductor (Hebridean Symphony), dies at 78

ExecutionHans Frank

Oct 16 Hans Frank, German Nazi Governor General of Occupied Poland, hanged by Allied forces after the Nuremberg war trials at 46

  • Oct 16 Wilhelm Frick, German war criminal, hanged

ExecutionWilhelm Keitel

Oct 16 Wilhelm Keitel, Nazi Military Leader (head of the German High Command), is hanged at Nuremberg at 64