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

Person of interestHermann Goering

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

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering

BattleAlfred 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

Nazi Leader and WWII General Alfred Jodl
Nazi Leader and WWII General
Alfred Jodl
  • 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

BattleHans Frank

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

Lawyer and Nazi War Criminal Hans Frank
Lawyer and Nazi War Criminal
Hans Frank

BattleJoachim von Ribbentrop

Oct 16 Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi foreign minister and war criminal, hanged at 53

Foreign Minister of the German Reich Joachim von Ribbentrop
Foreign Minister of the German Reich
Joachim von Ribbentrop
  • Oct 16 Wilhelm Frick, German war criminal, hanged

BattleWilhelm Keitel

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

German WWII General Wilhelm Keitel
German WWII General
Wilhelm Keitel
  • Oct 29 John S Curry, American painter (Baptism in Kansas), dies