Deaths in History in 1946

  • Jan 3 William Joyce, (Lord Haw Haw), hanged in Britain for treason
  • Jan 4 Barney Oldfield, daredevil, dies at 67

Person of interestDion Fortune

Jan 8 Dion Fortune, British occultist and author dies at 55

Occultist and Author Dion Fortune
Occultist and Author
Dion Fortune
  • Jan 9 Countee Cullen, African American poet of the Harlem Renaissance (Black Christ, One Way to Heaven), dies at 42
  • Jan 23 Matteo Giulio Bartoli, linguist, dies at 72
  • Jan 26 Adriaan van Maanen, Dutch-American astronomer (b. 1884)
  • Jan 29 Harry L Hopkins, US min of Business (Loan & Lease law), dies at 55
  • Feb 1 Hans Bethge, German poet, dies at 70
  • Feb 4 Margarete Boie, writer, dies
  • Feb 21 José Streel, Belgian World War II collaborator (b. 1911)
  • Feb 23 Tomoyuki Yamashita, Japanese general (hanged) (b. 1885)
  • Mar 2 Fidél Pálffy, Hungarian National socialist (b. 1895)
  • Mar 2 George E. Stewart, American Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1872)
  • Mar 4 Bror von Blixen-Finecke, Danish big-game hunter (b. 1886)
  • Mar 8 Frederick Lanchester, English Engineer who built the first British petrol automobile (1896), dies at 77
  • Mar 13 Abraham Bredius, Dutch art historian (Rembrandt), dies at 90
  • Mar 13 Werner von Blomberg, German minister of Reichswehr, dies at 67
  • Mar 16 Marius HLW "Max" Blokzijl, Dutch Nazi propagandist, executed at 61
  • Mar 17 Dai Li, Chinese spymaster (b. 1897)
  • Mar 19 Amir Hamzah, Indonesian poet (Buah Rindu), dies at 35
  • Mar 22 Clemens A von Galen, bishop of Munster/anti fascist, dies at 68
  • Mar 23 Gilbert N. Lewis, American Chemist (atomic theory), dies at 70
  • Mar 24 Alexander A Alekhine, world chess champ (1927-35, 37-46), dies at 53
  • Mar 30 John S S P V Gort, viscount of Limerick/Hamsterley, dies at 59
  • Apr 3 Masaharu Homma, Lt Gen (responsible for Bataan Death March), executed
  • Apr 12 August Borms, Flemish nazi collaborator, executed at 67
  • Apr 12 F Guicciardi, writer, dies

Person of interestJohn Maynard Keynes

Apr 21 John Maynard Keynes, English economist whose ideas changed the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics, dies of a heart attack at 62

  • Apr 22 Harlan Fiske Stone, Chief Justice Supreme Court (1941-46), dies at 73
  • Apr 26 Hermann Keyserling, count/philosopher (Unsterblichkeit), dies at 65
  • Apr 28 Louis Bachelier, French mathematician (b. 1870)
  • May 7 Anton A Mussert, engineer/NSB leader, executed
  • May 19 Booth Tarkington, American novelist (b. 1869)
  • May 20 Jacob Ellehammer, Danish inventor (b. 1871)
  • May 26 Friedrich A H von Waldeck, monarch of Waldeck, dies
  • May 29 Martin Gottfried Weiss, Commandant of Dachau concentration camp (b. 1905)
  • May 30 Louis Slotin, Canadian Physicist and Chemist at Los Alamos, dies of radiation poisoning at 35 (b. 1910)
  • Jun 1 Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and authoritarian politician, is executed after having been convicted of war crimes
  • Jun 3 Michail I Kalinin, President (Supreme Soviet), dies at 60

Person of interestGerhart Hauptmann

Jun 6 Gerhart Hauptmann, German author (Before Dawn - Nobel 1912), dies at 83

Author and Nobel Laureate Gerhart Hauptmann
Author and Nobel Laureate
Gerhart Hauptmann
  • Jun 9 Rama VIII, king of Siam (1935-46), dies at 21
  • Jun 10 Ananda Mahidol, king of Siam, shot dead at 20
  • Jun 12 Count Hisaichi Terauchi, Japanese fieldmarshal, dies
  • Jun 13 Edward Bowes, radio host (Major Bowes Amateur Hour), dies at 71

Person of interestJohn Logie Baird

Jun 14 John Logie Baird, Scottish inventor and father of the television, dies of a stroke at 57

Inventor of Television John Logie Baird
Inventor of Television
John Logie Baird
  • Jun 16 Ludwig Winder, writer, dies
  • Jun 24 Louise Whitfield Carnegie, American philanthropist (b. 1857)
  • Jun 26 Max Kögel, SS officer (b. 1895)
  • Jun 26 Yosuke Matsuoka, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan (b. 1880)
  • Jun 28 Eduard Veterman, Dutch painter/playwright, dies in an auto accident
  • Jul 2 Anthony Overton, publisher/cosmetics manufacturer/banker, dies at 81

  • Jul 4 Othenio Able, Austria paleontology, dies at 71
  • Jul 4 Gerda Steinhoff, Nazi concentration camp overseer (b. 1922)

Person of interestAlfred Stieglitz

Jul 13 Alfred Stieglitz, American photographer/art dealer (Camera Work), dies at 82

Photographer Alfred Stieglitz
Alfred Stieglitz
  • Jul 17 Dragoljub "Draza" Mihailovic, Yugoslav gen (Nazi), executed at 53
  • Jul 21 Gualberto Villarroel, President of Bolivia (b. 1908)
  • Jul 23 James Maxton, politician, dies
  • Jul 25 Narziss Oh, German psychology, dies
  • Jul 26 Morris Hirshfield, Polish/US painter, dies
  • Jul 27 Gertrude Stein, US/Fren author/poet (Ida, Tender Buttons), dies at 72
  • Aug 1 Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht) executed at 45
  • Aug 5 Wilhelm Marx, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1863)

Person of interestH. G. Wells

Aug 13 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (The War of the Worlds, Time Machine), dies at 79

Author H. G. Wells
H. G. Wells
  • Aug 16 Herman Harrell Horne, American philosopher (idealism), dies at 71
  • Aug 29 J E Feenstra, Nazi military police commandant, executed
  • Aug 30 Grigory Semyonov, Russian counter-revolutionary (executed) (b. 1890)
  • Sep 7 Paul Zech, German writer, dies at 65
  • Sep 9 Mynona, Polish writer (The Creator), dies at 74
  • Sep 11 Arthur van Schendel, writer (Holland Drama), dies at 72)

Person of interestAmon Göth

Sep 13 Amon Göth, Austrian SS commandant of the Płaszów concentration camp, executed by hanging at 37

SS Officer Amon Göth
SS Officer
Amon Göth
  • Sep 13 Eugene Lanceray, Russian artist, dies at 71
  • Sep 16 James Hopwood Jeans, English physicist, mathematician and astronomer (The Mysterious Universe), dies at 69
  • Sep 21 Leo Bittermieux, Flemish missionary (Congo), dies at 66
  • Sep 28 Jean Van de Eeckhoudt, Belgian painter, dies
  • 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

Person of interestAlfred 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 Alfred Jodl
Nazi Leader
Alfred Jodl
  • Oct 16 Alfred Rosenberg, German war criminal, hanged
  • Oct 16 Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Austrian chancellor (1930s), hanged at 54
  • Oct 16 Fritz Sauckel, German Nazi General of Labor, hanged at 51

Person of interestHans Frank

Oct 16 Hans Frank, former Nazi Governor General of Occupied Poland, hanged

Lawyer Hans Frank
Hans Frank

Person of interestJoachim 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
  • Oct 16 Wilhelm Keitel, Nazi military leader (head of the German High Command), is hanged at Nuremberg at 64
  • Oct 29 John S Curry, US painter (Baptism in Kansas), dies
  • Nov 14 Herman de Man, [Salomon H Hamburger], author/Radio Orange, dies
  • Nov 22 Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist (b. 1889)
  • Nov 23 Fawzi Husseini, Arabic High Director for Palestine, murdered

Person of interestDamon Runyon

Dec 10 Damon Runyon, American journalist and writer (Guys & Dolls-based on his work), dies at 66

Journalist and Author Damon Runyon
Journalist and Author
Damon Runyon
  • Dec 15 Conrad Haebler, historian (Hundert Kalenderinkunabeln), dies at 89
  • Dec 17 Constance [Clara] Garnett, Russian-English translator, dies at 84
  • Dec 19 Paul Langevin, French physicist (b. 1872)
  • Dec 23 John A. Sampson, American gynecologist (b. 1873)