Deaths in Music in 1943

  • Jan 14 Adolf Sandberger, composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 20 Giacomo Benvenuti, composer, dies at 57
  • Jan 21 Otakar Sini, composer, dies at 61
  • Feb 14 Dora Gerson, German actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (b. 1899)
  • Feb 15 William Victor Harris, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 17 Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer, dies at 54
  • Mar 19 Vicente Ripolles, composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 23 Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer, dies at 47
  • Mar 28 Sergei Vasilievitch Rachmaninov, Russian composer and pianist, dies at 69
  • Apr 4 Raoul Laparra, composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 14 Geoffrey Turton Shaw, composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 15 Raffaele Casimiro Casimiri, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 19 Gustave Doret, composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 29 Joseph Achron, Latvian violinist/composer (Golem suite), dies at 56
  • Apr 29 Karl Adrian Wohlfart, composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 30 Leo Smit, Dutch composer, dies in Sobibór extermination camp at 42
  • May 3 Leslie Heward, composer, dies at 45
  • May 12 Albert Stoessel, American composer, dies at 48
  • May 29 Hermann Hans Wetzler, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 10 Arthur Finlay Nevin, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 30 Benjamin James Dale, composer, dies at 58
  • Aug 12 Georges Martin Witkowski, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 23 Johann P Zilcher, German composer, dies at 88
  • Sep 15 Hans Ulrich Humpert, composer, dies at 2
  • Sep 27 Waclaw Gieburowski, composer, dies at 65
  • Oct 2 Robert Nathaniel Dett, composer, dies at 60
  • Oct 5 Leon Roppolo, American musician (b. 1902)
  • Oct 18 Benedictus H Dancer, botanist, dies at 52
  • Oct 22 Josef Venantius von Woss, composer, dies at 80
  • Oct 27 Bela Reinitz, composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 17 Paul Charles Rene Landormy, composer, dies at 74
  • Nov 22 Lorenz Hart, lyricist, dies in NY
  • Nov 22 Pietro Alessandro Yon, composer, dies at 57
  • Dec 6 Hermann Löhr, British composer, dies at 72

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Dec 15 Thomas W "Fats" Waller, jazz pianist (Hot Chocolate), dies at 39 in KC Missouri

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller
  • Dec 25 Ilona Durigo, Hungarian singer, dies at 62
  • Dec 25 Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer, dies at 82