Deaths in History in December 1945

  • Dec 4 Thomas Hunt Morgan, American evolutionary biologist, geneticist and embryologist (Nobel Prize 1933), dies at 79
  • Dec 10 Theodor Dannecker, SS officer (b. 1913)
  • Dec 11 Charles Fabry, French physicist (b. 1867)
  • Dec 13 Robert van Genechten, Dutch Nazi (NSB), commits suicide
  • Dec 13 Elisabeth Volkenrath, supervisor at concentration camps (b. 1919)
  • Dec 14 Henry van Goudoever, Dutch lawyer/judge, dies on his 69th birthday
  • Dec 14 Josef Kramer, known as "The Beast of Belsen," & 10 others, hanged
  • Dec 16 Fumimaro Konu, Japanese prince/PM (1937-39, 40-41), commits harakiri

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 21 George S. Patton, American WWII general (Sicily, Italy and Normandy) known as "Old Blood & Guts", dies of congestive heart failure at 60

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • Dec 22 Otto Neurath, Austrian/British philosopher, dies at 63
  • Dec 23 Mogens Klitgaard, Danish author (Brunkul), dies at 39
  • Dec 28 Theodore Dreiser, novelist (An American Tragedy), dies at 74