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In the year 1943

454 Notable deaths

Nikola Tesla

Serbian-american inventor.

Born July 10th, 1856 in Smiljan. [ref]

Died January 7th, 1943 at 86 years old in Hell's Kitchen (myocardial infarction). [ref]

George Washington Carver

African american botanist and inventor (1864-1943).

Born January 1st, 1864 in Diamond.

Died January 5th, 1943 at 79 years old in Tuskegee (anemia).

Beatrix Potter

British children's writer and illustrator (1866–1943).

Born July 28th, 1866 in South Kensington. [ref]

Died December 22nd, 1943 at 77 years old in Near Sawrey (pneumonia). [ref]

Isoroku Yamamoto

Japanese marshal admiral.

Born April 4th, 1884 in Nagaoka.

Died April 18th, 1943 at 59 years old in Bougainville Island (killed in action).

Sergei Rachmaninoff

Russian composer, pianist, and conductor (1873–1943).

Born April 1st, 1873 in Starorussky Uyezd. [ref]

Died March 28th, 1943 at 69 years old in Beverly Hills (melanoma). [ref]

Edsel Bryant Ford

American businessman.

Born November 6th, 1893 in Detroit.

Died May 26th, 1943 at 49 years old in Grosse Pointe Shores (stomach cancer).

Sophie Scholl

German resistance fighter during the nazi regime, member of the white rose (1921-1943).

Born May 9th, 1921 in Forchtenberg. [ref]

Died February 22nd, 1943 at 21 years old in Stadelheim Prison (decapitation). [ref]

Yakov Dzhugashvili

First child of josef stalin.

Born March 18th, 1907 in Baji, Georgia.

Died April 14th, 1943 at 36 years old in Sachsenhausen concentration camp (ballistic trauma).

John Harvey Kellogg

American physician.

Born February 26th, 1852 in Tyrone Township.

Died December 14th, 1943 at 91 years old in Battle Creek.

Frank Nitti

Boss of chicago outfit.

Born January 27th, 1886 in Angri.

Died March 19th, 1943 at 57 years old in North Riverside (ballistic trauma).

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