Famous People Who Died in January 1948

  • Jan 1 Hermann Zilcher, German pianist and composer (Dr Eisenbart, Die Liebesmesse), dies at 66
  • Jan 1 Willem LandrĂ©, Dutch composer, and music educator, dies at 73
  • Jan 2 Jatindramohan Bagchi, Indian (Bengali) poet, dies at 69
  • Jan 5 Mary Dimmick Harrison, 1st lady (1889-1893) as second wife of the 23rd United States president Benjamin Harrison, dies at 89
  • Jan 7 Raoul Auernheimer, Austrian American writer, dies at 71
  • Jan 8 John Lomax, American folk song collector and ethnomusicologist (American Folklore Society), and educator, dies of a stroke at 83
  • Jan 8 Kurt Schwitters, German-British dada-artist and poet (collages), dies at 60
  • Jan 8 Richard Tauber [Denemy], Austrian-British operatic tenor and film actor, dies of lung cancer at 56
  • Jan 9 Violet Gordon-Woodhouse, British musician (harpsichord and clavichord), dies at 75
  • Jan 14 Anna "Ans" van Dike, Dutch Jewish Nazi-collaborator, executed at 42
  • Jan 19 Tony Garnier, French architect (b. 1869)
  • Jan 21 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Italian light opera composer, dies at 72
  • Jan 24 Arthur Liebehenschel, Commandant at Auschwitz concentration camp (b. 1901)
  • Jan 24 Maria Mandel, Camp Leader at Auschwitz (b. 1912)
  • Jan 26 Ignaz Friedman, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 29 Tomislav II of Croatia, 4th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (b. 1900)
  • Jan 30 Herb Pennock, American Baseball HOF pitcher (6 Ă— World Series; Philadelphia A's, Boston Red Sox, NY Yankees), dies at 53

AssassinationMahatma Gandhi

Jan 30 Mahatma Gandhi [Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi], Indian independence activist and Spiritual Leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists at 78

Orville Wright

Jan 30 Orville Wright, American aviator (Wright Brothers), dies at 76