Deaths in Music in 1946

  • Jan 5 Kitty Cheatham, American singer (b. 1864)
  • Jan 7 Adamo Didur, Polish tenor (b. 1874)
  • Jan 17 Gottfried Rudinger, composer, dies at 59
  • Jan 23 Feliks Nowowiejski, composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 29 Sidney James Jones, composer, dies at 84
  • Feb 20 Hugh Allen, musician, dies
  • Mar 13 Thomas Frederick Dunhill, composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 23 Alexandru Zirra, composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 24 Gustaf Heintze, composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 5 Vincent Millie Youmans, US composer (Tea For Two), dies at 47
  • Apr 13 William Henry Bell, composer, dies at 72
  • Apr 23 Jesus Castillo, Guatemalan composer, dies at 68
  • May 1 Edward Cuthbert Bairstow, composer, dies at 71
  • May 1 Percy Whitlock, English composer and organist, dies at 42
  • May 25 Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter (Happy Birthday to You), dies at 78
  • Jun 1 Leo Slezak, Austrian tenor and actor (Othello, Zirkus Saran, Husaren heraus), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • Jun 16 Miloje Milojevic, composer, dies at 61
  • Jun 21 Heinrich Kaminski, composer, dies at 59
  • Jun 30 Michael Zadora, composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 8 Aleksander V Aleksandrov, Russian composer/conductor, dies at 63
  • Aug 13 Valery Viktorovich Zhelobinsky, composer, dies at 33
  • Aug 29 Milan Harasta, composer, dies at 26
  • Aug 31 Paul August von Klenau, Danish opera composer/conductor, dies at 63
  • Sep 3 Paul Lincke, German composer and and theater conductor considered the "father" of the Berlin operetta (Frau Luna, Lysistrata), dies at 79
  • Sep 16 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), dies at 63
  • Oct 16 Granville Ransome Bantock, English composer/conductor, dies at 78
  • Nov 5 Sigismond Stojowski, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 6 Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski, composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 14 Manuel de Falla, Spanish composer (b. 1876)
  • Nov 24 Alfonso Broqua, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 6 Maximilian Oseyevich Shteynberg, composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 15 Gordon Frederic Norton, composer, dies at 77
  • Dec 28 Carrie Jacobs Bond, American composer (I Love You Truly), dies at 85
  • Dec 30 Charles Wakefield Cadman, composer, dies at 65