Famous Deaths in January 1948

  • Jan 1 Hermann K J Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Liebesmesse), dies at 66
  • Jan 1 Willem Louis Frederic Landre, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 7 Raoul Auernheimer, writer, dies
  • Jan 8 Kurt Schwitters, writer, dies at 60
  • Jan 8 Richard Tauber, Austrian tenor (b. 1891)
  • Jan 9 Violet Gordon-Woodhouse, British musician, 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, composer, dies at 72
  • Jan 24 Maria Mandel, Camp Leader at Auschwitz (b. 1912)
  • Jan 24 Arthur Liebehenschel, Commandant at Auschwitz concentration camp (b. 1901)
  • 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)

Person of interestMahatma Gandhi

Jan 30 Mahatma Gandhi, India's political and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists at 78

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jan 30 Herb Pennock, pitcher (NY Yankees)/GM (Phillies), dies

Person of interestOrville Wright

Jan 30 Orville Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 76