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People Who Died in the Year 1944 (16 found): Names Only

Lou Henry Hoover

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Lou Henry
Also Known As:
Lou Hoover
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First Lady when her husband served as president, 1929 to 1933. Spoke Chinese. Translated a book from Latin. National president of the Girl Scouts.

William K. Vanderbilt II

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Kissam Vanderbilt II
Also Known As:
William K. Vanderbilt Jr.
Nickname(s):
Willie K.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
65
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

first cousin once removed of
first cousin of
son of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
younger brother of
Younger than Consuelo Vanderbilt by 1 year.
great grandson of
nephew of
nephew of
first cousin of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
older brother of
Older than Harold Stirling Vanderbilt by 6 years.
grandson of
father of
first cousin of
husband of
grandson of
son of
father of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Built estate "Eagle's Nest". Set record speed for 1 mile - 39 seconds (92mph) in 1904.

Kid Elberfeld

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Norman Arthur Elberfeld
Nickname(s):
Kid Tabasco
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

5' 7" tall, short stop and third base.
Team:1901 - first year of AL as a major, and team:(renamed as Yankees) 1903-1907.

Winthrop Rutherfurd

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Winthrop Rutherfurd
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19

Relationships:

husband of
Lucy Mercer, until he died.
Older than Lucy Mercer by 29 years.

Max Brand

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Friedrich Schiller Faust
Also Known As:
George Owen Baxter
Evan Evans
George Evans
David Manning
John Frederick
Peter Morland
George Challis
Frederick Frost
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
51, 17 days before his 52nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Dr. Kildare books. Killed in action (World War II) as a war correspondent.

Joseph Kennedy Jr.

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr.
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
29, 18 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Relationships:

uncle of
older brother of
Older than Edward Kennedy by 16 years.
older brother of
Older than Eunice Kennedy Shriver by 5 years.
older brother of
Older than Jean Kennedy Smith by 12 years.
older brother of
Older than John Kennedy by 1 year.
uncle of
great uncle of
son of
uncle of
great uncle of
great uncle of
uncle of
uncle of
older brother of
Older than Patricia Kennedy Lawford by 8 years.
great uncle of
older brother of
Older than Robert Kennedy by 10 years.
son of
great uncle of
older brother of
Older than Rosemary Kennedy by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Brief Facts:

Bomber pilot during World War II. Killed when his plane exploded in flight - it had a load of explosives and was planned to be crashed as a bomb.

Francis Schmidt

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Albert Schmidt
Also Known As:
Francis A. Schmidt
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
58
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Teams:Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame 1966.
College Football Hall of Fame 1971.

Hoppy Jones

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Orville Jones
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Group:Sang bass, often "talked" his lyrics.
Songs: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1989 as a member of The Ink Spots.

David Lardner

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
David Ellis Lardner
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
25
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20

Relationships:

husband of
Frances Chaney, until he died.
Younger than Frances Chaney by 3 years.
father of
son of
younger brother of
Younger than Ring Lardner Jr. by 3 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Died age 25. Killed by a land mine covering World War II for The New Yorker.
First husband of:

Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore
Also Known As:
Princess Henry of Battenberg
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

aunt of
great aunt of
grandmother of
great aunt of
great grandmother of
younger sister of
Younger than King Edward VII by 15 years.
aunt of
great aunt of
great aunt of
great aunt of
great aunt of
daughter of
younger sister of
Younger than Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn by 6 years.
great aunt of
wife of
Prince Henry of Battenberg, until his earlier death.
Older than Prince Henry of Battenberg by 1 year.
great aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany by 4 years.
great aunt of
younger sister of
Younger than Princess Alice of the United Kingdom by 13 years.
aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
great aunt of
aunt of
aunt of
daughter of
mother of
younger sister of
Younger than Victoria, Princess Royal by 16 years.

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

Youngest child of Queen Victoria.

Kenesaw Mountain Landis

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78, 5 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Federal judge from 1905 to 1922, then the first Commisioner of Major League Baseball. Named for a battleground (Kennesaw Mountain) in Georgia in the Civil War, where his father was wounded. However, the name was spelled as a variant.
National Baseball Hall of Fame 1944.

Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark
Also Known As:
Andrea
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Relationships:

nephew of
grandson of
younger brother of
Younger than Constantine I by 13 years.
great uncle of
first cousin once removed of
son of
son of
grandson of
great great grandfather of
great grandfather of
first cousin of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin once removed of
great grandfather of
grandson of
first cousin once removed of
great great grandfather of
great grandson of
uncle of
great grandfather of
grandfather of
grandfather of
first cousin twice removed of
grandfather of
great great grandfather of
first cousin once removed of
great grandfather of
first cousin once removed of
first cousin twice removed of
father of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin twice removed of
great grandfather of
first cousin twice removed of
husband of
Older than Princess Alice of Battenberg by 3 years.
grandfather of
great grandfather of
great great grandfather of
great grandfather of
first cousin twice removed of
first cousin of
first cousin twice removed of
great uncle of
great great grandfather of
great grandfather of

Ancestors:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

The seventh child and fourth son of King George I of Greece. Exiled from Greece.

Laird Cregar

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Samuel Laird Cregar
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Movie: Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 1716 Vine Street for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Wassily Kandinsky

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky
Васи́лий Васи́льевич Канди́нский
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
77, 3 days before his 78th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First name pronounced "Vah-si-li." Landscapes, then abstract artist, taught at the Bauhaus school, moved 1939 to France and became a French citizen.

Lupe Vlez

Gender:
Female
Real/Birth Name:
Mara Guadalupe Villalobos Vlez
Also Known As:
Lupe Velez
Nickname(s):
The Mexican Spitfire
The Hot Pepper
Whoopee Lupe
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Johnny Weissmuller by 4 years.

Brief Facts:

Movies:Broadway play:Committed suicide by drug overdose.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6927 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry.

Glenn Miller

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Alton Glenn Miller
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

DownBeat Jazz Hall of Fame 1953.
Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1978.
Hollywood Walk of Fame:
A star at 6915 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
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