What Happened in 1941

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 646

  • Jan 1 Netherlands begins taxing wages
  • Jan 1 Russian general Georgy Zhukov appointed chief of general staff
  • Jan 1 27th Rose Bowl: #2 Stanford beats #7 Nebraska, 21-13
  • Jan 1 7th Sugar Bowl: #4 Boston College beats #6 Tennessee, 19-13
  • Jan 1 7th Orange Bowl: #9 Mississippi State beats #13 Georgetown, 14-7
  • Jan 2 World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales.
  • Jan 2 World War II: The U.S. government announces its Liberty ship program to build freighters in support of the war effort.
  • Jan 3 Canada & US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 yr lease)
  • Jan 3 Italian counter offensive in Albania
  • Jan 3 Sergei Rachmaninov's "Symphonic Dances" premieres in Philadelphia
  • Jan 4 Resistance fighters counter d'Estienne d'Orves/Jan Doornik, 1st meet
  • Jan 5 British/Australian troops conquer Bardia, Libya

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Jan 6 President Franklin Roosevelt's "4 Freedoms" speech (freedom of speech and worship; freedom from want and fear) during US State of Union address

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jan 9 6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest, Romania
  • Jan 9 Maiden flight by Canada's British-built Avro Lancaster military plane
  • Jan 10 Joseph Kesselring's "Arsenic & Old Lace," premieres in NYC
  • Jan 10 Seyss-Inquart begins registration of Jews
  • Jan 10 World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.
  • Jan 11 Princess Irene Brigade established in Congleton
  • Jan 16 US vice admiral Bellinger warns of an assault on Pearl Harbor
  • Jan 16 War Dept forms first Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets

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Jan 17 Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-shek open fire at communist forces, resuming the Chinese Civil War after World War II.

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Jan 18 World War II: A counter-offensive is launched by the British against the Italians in East Africa
  • Jan 19 British offensive in Eritrea
  • Jan 19 British troops occupies Kassalaf, Sudan
  • Jan 20 Bela Bartok's 6th string quartet, premieres in NYC
  • Jan 21 1st anti-Jewish measures in Bulgaria
  • Jan 21 1st commercial extraction of magnesium from seawater, Freeport, TX
  • Jan 21 Australian and British troops attack Tobruk, Libya
  • Jan 21 British communist newspaper "Daily Worker" banned
  • Jan 22 1st mass killing of Jews in Romania
  • Jan 22 British/Australian troops capture Tobruk from Italians
  • Jan 23 Ground breaking for NACA (now NASA) Lewis Research Center
  • Jan 23 WOR-AM in Newark NJ moves to NYC
  • Jan 24 British troops march into Abyssinia
  • Jan 25 Pope Pius XII elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.
  • Jan 27 Peruvian agent Rivera-Schreiber warns of Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor
  • Jan 28 French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
  • Jan 29 Alexandros Koryzis becomes Prime Minister of Greece
  • Jan 30 Australian troops conquer Derna, Libya
  • Jan 31 21 U boats sunk this month (127,000 ton)
  • Jan 31 Anti-German demonstration in Haarlem, Netherlands

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jan 31 Joe Louis KOs Red Burman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Jan 31 British army Layforce commando units set sail
  • Feb 1 US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn
  • Feb 1 US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner
  • Feb 3 US Supreme Court upheld Federal Wage & Hour law, sets minimum wages & maximum hours
  • Feb 4 British tanks occupy Maus, Libya
  • Feb 4 Former Dutch premier De Geer flies to Berlin
  • Feb 4 United Service Organization (USO) founded
  • Feb 5 Dutch Premier De Geer returns from Lisbon to Netherlands
  • Feb 6 Auke Adema wins 6th official Dutch 11 Cities Skating Race (9:19)
  • Feb 6 Battle of Beda Fomm: Italian 10th army destroyed
  • Feb 6 British troops conquer Bengazi, Libya

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Feb 7 Frank Sinatra & Tommy Dorsey orchestra record "Everything Happens to Me"

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
  • Feb 8 NSB'er Max Blokzijl begins nazi propaganda on Dutch radio
  • Feb 9 British troops conquer El Agheila
  • Feb 9 Nazi collaborators destroy pro-Jewish café Alcazar Amsterdam (Alcazar refused to hang "No Entry for Jews" signs in front of cafe)
  • Feb 10 1st highway post office makes 1st trip, Washington, D.C.-Harrisonburg, VA
  • Feb 10 Anti-Nazi "Het Parool" begins publishing in Netherlands
  • Feb 11 1st Gold record presented (Glenn Miller-Chattanooga Choo Choo)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 11 Lt-Gen Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • Feb 11 Sicherheitsdienst complains about Dutch anti German sentiments
  • Feb 12 Jewish Council for Amsterdam forms under Ascher/Cohen
  • Feb 12 Occupation Police arrest "Jewish Foursome"
  • Feb 13 Nazi leaders attack Dutch Jewish Council
  • Feb 14 One millionth vehicle traverses the NY Midtown Tunnel
  • Feb 14 Carson McCuller's "Reflections in a Golden Eye" published
  • Feb 14 Cebrie Park in the Bronx renamed Halsey Street
  • Feb 14 German Afrika Korps lands in Tripoli, Libya

Music releaseMusic Recording

Feb 15 Duke Ellington first records "Take the A Train"

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Feb 17 Joe Louis KOs Gus Dorazio in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Feb 19 Nazi police attacked & driven away from Koco, Amsterdam (by young Jews)
  • Feb 19 Nazi raid Amsterdam & round up 429 young Jews for deportation
  • Feb 20 1st transport of Jews to concentration camps leave Plotsk Poland
  • Feb 20 Nazis order Polish Jews barred from using public transportation
  • Feb 20 Romania breaks relations with Netherlands
  • Feb 21 Omar Bradley is promoted to the rank of brigadier general
  • Feb 22 Arthur "Bomber" Harris becomes British Air Marshal
  • Feb 22 German assault on El Agheila Libya
  • Feb 22 IG Farben decides building Buna-Werke in Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • Feb 22 Nazi SS begin rounding up Jews of Amsterdam
  • Feb 22 Paul Creston's 1st Symphony premieres
  • Feb 22 Roy Harris' "Ballad of a Railroad Man" premieres
  • Feb 23 Plutonium was first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg.
  • Feb 24 43 Geuzen resistance fighter trial opens in the Hague
  • Feb 24 Anti-Nazi meeting at Noordermarkt Amsterdam
  • Feb 25 Boston Bruins set NHL record of 23-game unbeaten streak (15-0-8)
  • Feb 25 February strike against persecution of Jews, in Amsterdam
  • Feb 26 2 fighters unable to continued slugfest, referee declares double KO
  • Feb 26 Cowboys' Amateur Association of America organized (California)
  • Feb 26 Utrecht & Zaandam strike against raid on Jews
  • Feb 26 Vichy-France makes religious education in school mandatory

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Feb 27 13th Academy Awards: "Rebecca", James Stewart & Ginger Rogers win

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • Feb 28 39 U Boats (197,000 ton) sunk this month
  • Feb 28 British-Italian dogfight above Albania
  • Mar 1 Captain America first appears in comic book form, published by Timely Comics
  • Mar 1 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tenn
  • Mar 1 Elmer Layden becomes 1st NFL commissioner
  • Mar 1 German troops invade Bulgaria

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 752

  • Jan 3 Shima Iwashita, actress (Red Lion, Hara-Kiri, Double Suicide)
  • Jan 3 Van Dyke Parks, Alabama, actor/musician (Bonino, Billy Crystal Hour)
  • Jan 4 John Bennett Perry, singer/actor (Falcon Crest), born in Williamstown, Massachusetts
  • Jan 4 Maureen Reagan, 1st daughter of Ronald and Jane Wyman, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 5 Bob Cunis, cricketer (New Zealand pace bowler of the late 60's)
  • Jan 5 Grady Thomas, US rock vocalist (Parliaments, Funkadelic, Maggot Brain)
  • Jan 5 Mansur Ali Khan, cricketer (Nawab of Pataudi, Indian batsman & capt)
  • Jan 5 Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese filmmaker (Spirited Away), born in Tokyo

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Jan 5 Chuck McKinley, American tennis player, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • Jan 7 Ann Susan Hills, freelance journalist
  • Jan 7 Frederick Drew Gregory, Col USAF/astro (STS 51-B, 33, 44), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 7 Robert Hicks, rocker (Paul Butterfield Blues Band)
  • Jan 7 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
  • Jan 7 John E. Walker, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Jan 8 Graham Chapman, England, comedian (Monty Python's Flying Circus)
  • Jan 8 Boris Vallejo, Peruvian illustrator
  • Jan 9 Joan Baez, folk singer/human rights advocate, born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jan 9 Gilles Vaillancourt, Quebec politician
  • Jan 11 Gérson, Brazilian footballer
  • Jan 12 Jaime B Fuster, (Rep-D-PR, 1985- )
  • Jan 12 Long John Baldry, England, blues vocalist (Don't try to Lay No Boogie)
  • Jan 13 Meinhard Nehmer, German DR, 2 man bobsledder (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Jan 13 Pasqual Maragall, Spanish politician
  • Jan 14 C L "Gibby" Gilbert Jr, Chattanooga TN, PGA golfer (1976 Danny Thomas)
  • Jan 14 Marjoe Gortner, actor (Speak Up America, Falcon Crest), born in Long Beach, California

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 14 [Dorothy] Faye Dunaway, Bascom Fl, actress (Chinatown, Bonnie & Clyde)

Actress Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway
  • Jan 14 Milan Kučan, Slovenian statesman
  • Jan 15 Captain Beefheart, [Don Van Vliet], rocker (Bongo Fury, Shiny Beast)
  • Jan 16 Christine Janes, tennis player
  • Jan 16 Richard Bohringer, actor (Diva, I Married a Shadow), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 17 Dame Gillian Weir, New Zealand organist
  • Jan 18 Bobby Goldsboro, Marianna Fla, singer (Honey)
  • Jan 18 David Ruffin, Whynot Mississippi, early lead singer for The Temptations ("My Girl")
  • Jan 18 Iva Zanicchi, actress (Ragazza Tutta d'Oro)
  • Jan 18 Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist
  • Jan 19 Tony Anholt, British actor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 19 Colin Gunton, British theologian (d. 2003)
  • Jan 19 Pat Patterson, Canadian wrestler
  • Jan 20 Pierre Lalonde, Quebec singer and television host
  • Jan 21 Placido Domingo, opera tenor (Pinkerton-Mme Butterfly), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Jan 21 Richie Havens, Bkln, folk singer (Here Comes the Sun), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 21 Stathis Giallelis, Greek actor
  • Jan 21 Ivan Putski, Polish-born American professional wrestler
  • Jan 24 Aaron Neville, US singer/keyboardist (Neville Brothers)
  • Jan 24 Michael Chapman, Leeds England, rocker (Looking for 11)

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Jan 24 Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
  • Jan 25 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, born in Florence, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • Jan 25 Gregory Sierra, American actor
  • Jan 26 Henry Jaglom, actor (Eating, Lucky Ducks, Always), born in London, England
  • Jan 26 Scott Glenn, actor (Right Stuff, Personal Best, Backdraft), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 28 Joel Crothers, actor (Edge of Night), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

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Jan 30 Dick Cheney, 46th US Vice President, born in Lincoln, Nebraska

46th US Vice-President Dick Cheney
46th US Vice-President
Dick Cheney
  • Jan 30 Joe Terranoua, rocker (Danny & The Juniors)
  • Jan 30 Gregory Benford, American author and scientist
  • Jan 30 Tineke Lagerberg, Dutch swimmer
  • Jan 31 Jessica Walter, American actress (Play Misty For Me, Arrested Development), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 31 George S Mickelson, (Gov-SD)
  • Jan 31 Richard A Gephardt, (Rep-D-MO, 1977- )
  • Jan 31 Sharon Miller, LPGA golfer
  • Feb 1 Anatoliy Firssov, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • Feb 1 Franco Nones, Italy, 30K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Feb 1 Robert Walmsley, British Vice-Admiral
  • Feb 1 Karl Dall, German television host
  • Feb 1 Jerry Spinelli, children's author
  • Feb 2 Serge Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer
  • Feb 3 Angelo D'Aleo, tenor (Dion & Belmonts-Teenager in Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Feb 3 Bridget Hanley, Minneapolis Mn, actress (Here Come the Brides)
  • Feb 3 Carol Mann, golfer (LPGA Hall of Fame 1977, 1965 US Open), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Feb 3 Chuck Tharp, rock vocalist (Fireballs)
  • Feb 3 Gary Bartlett, cricket pace bowler (NZ in 10 Tests in the 1960's)
  • Feb 3 Neil Bogart, American record executive (d. 1982)
  • Feb 4 John Steel, rock drummer (Animals-House of the Rising Sun)
  • Feb 5 Barrett Strong, vocalist (Money, That's What I Want), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 5 David Selby, Morganstown WV, actor (Falcon Crest, Flamingo Road)
  • Feb 5 Rick Laird, jazz musician (Gerry Niewood & Timepiece)
  • Feb 5 Stephen J Cannell, producer (Rockford Files)
  • Feb 5 Kaspar Villiger, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • Feb 6 Gigi Perreau, actress (Journey to Center of Time), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 6 Stephen Albert, composer
  • Feb 7 Peter Foxhall, Australian evangelist
  • Feb 8 Nick Nolte, American actor (The Thin Red Line, 48 Hrs), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Feb 8 Tom Rush, NH, rock guitarist/vocalist (Circle Game, Urge For Going)
  • Feb 9 Sheila James Kuehl, politician/actress (Zelda-Dobie Gillis)
  • Feb 10 John Hampshire, cricketer (of Yorkshire Century on debut for Eng 1969)
  • Feb 10 Michael Apted, director/researcher (Granada TV)
  • Feb 11 Glenn Randall Jr, stuntman (Species, Mrs Soffel, Return of the Jedi)
  • Feb 11 Jeremy Mackenzie, general
  • Feb 11 Sergio Mendes, jazz/pop musician (Brazil '66/'77/'88)
  • Feb 12 Naomi Uemura, mountain climber (1st Japanese to scale Everest)
  • Feb 12 Ross Morgan, cricketer (NZ batsman in 20 Tests 1965-72)
  • Feb 13 Bo Svenson, Goteborg Sweden, actor (North Dallas 40, Walking Tall)
  • Feb 13 Andrea Conte, First Lady of Tennessee
  • Feb 13 Sigmar Polke, German painter
  • Feb 14 Paul Tsongas, (Sen-D-Mass)
  • Feb 14 Donna Shalala, American educator
  • Feb 15 Brian Holland, US pianist/producer (Holland/Dozier/Holland)
  • Feb 15 Dan Crompton, Nottinghamshire, Chief Constable
  • Feb 15 Florinda Bolkan, Ceara Brazil, actress (Damned, Last Valley, Word)
  • Feb 16 Vitali Kuznetsov, USSR, judo (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • Feb 17 Gene Pitney, vocalist/songwriter (Town Without Pity), born in Hartford, Connecticut

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 4 Actress Vera-Ellen (19) weds fellow dancer Robert Hightower

Actress Vera-Ellen

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 22 CIA Director William Casey (27) weds Sophia Kurz

CIA Director William Casey
CIA Director
William Casey

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 21 Actress Hattie McDaniel (45) weds real estate salesman James Lloyd Crawford

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 17 Actress Doris Day (17) weds trombonist Albert Jorden

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

HeartWedding of Interest

May 4 Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley (23) weds Ethel Arnold

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 1 Actress Gene Tierney (20) weds fashion designer Oleg Cassini (28)

Actress Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney
  • Jun 3 Author Irving Wallace marries writer Sylvia Kahn

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 5 NBA coach Red Auerbach (23) weds Dorothy Lewis

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 12 Actor William Holden (23) weds actress Brenda Marshall (25) in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 10 Actor Jackie Coogan (26) weds actress Flower Parry in Gardnerville, Nevada

  • Aug 12 "I Love Lucy" actress Vivan Vance (32) weds actor Philip Ober (39)

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 25 Jazz musician Billie Holiday (26) weds trombonist Jimmy Monroe

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday
  • Sep 11 Belgium King Leopold secretly marries Lilian Baels

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 13 NFL halfback Red Grange (38) weds flight attendant Margaret Hazelberg

NFL halfback Red Grange
NFL halfback
Red Grange

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 5 Writer and veterinary surgeon James Herriot (25) weds Joan Catherine Danbury

Novelist James Herriot
James Herriot
  • Dec 6 King Leopold of Belgium marries Lilian Baels

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 26 Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (24) weds convicted drug dealer Benny Kornegay

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • Dec 30 Al Capone's son Sonny marries in Miami Beach

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 181

  • Jan 2 Mischa Levitzki, composer, dies at 42
  • Jan 4 Henri Bergson, French philosopher (Le Rire, Nobel 1928), dies at 81
  • Jan 5 Amy Johnson, British pilot who was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia, dies during a ferry flight at 37
  • Jan 6 Franz Hessel, German writer, dies at 60
  • Jan 6 Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (b. 1882)
  • Jan 8 Robert Baden-Powell, founder (Boy Scout movement), dies at 83
  • Jan 9 Ko Boezeman, Dutch resistance fighter, dies
  • Jan 10 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer (Sea), dies at 61
  • Jan 10 Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian, murdered at 67
  • Jan 10 Sir John Lavery, Northern Irish artist (b. 1856)
  • Jan 10 Joe Penner, Hungarian-born comedian and actor (b. 1904)
  • Jan 11 Emanuel Lasker, German chess player (b. 1868)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 13 James Joyce, novelist (Ulysses), dies in Zurich Switzerland, at 58

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • Jan 17 Jose Leite de Vasconcelos, Portuguese scholar (Etnografia), dies at 82
  • Jan 23 Dobri Khristov, composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 27 Iver Paul Fredrik Holter, composer, dies at 90
  • Jan 29 Ioannis Metaxas, Greek gen/dictator (1936-41), commits suicide at 69
  • Feb 2 Johannes Schlaf, writer, dies at 78
  • Feb 4 Johann Peter Kirsch, Luxembourg church historian, dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Banjo Paterson, Australian poet, author of "Walzing Matilda" (b. 1864)
  • Feb 6 Maximilien Luce, French painter, dies at 82
  • Feb 11 Rudolf Hilferding, Germ economist/Min of Finance (SPD), suicide at 63
  • Feb 19 Alexander Josiah Webbe, English cricket keeper (v Aus 1879), dies
  • Feb 19 Hamilton Hamilton Harty, composer/conductor, dies at 61
  • Feb 20 La Bolduc, French Canadian singer and songwriter (b. 1894)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 21 Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1891)

  • Feb 24 Oskar Loerke, German director (Longest Day-1926), dies at 56
  • Feb 26 Jan Keizer, Zaanse February striker, shot to death
  • Feb 27 William D. Byron, U.S. Congressman (b. 1895)
  • Feb 28 King Alfonso XIII of Spain (b. 1886)
  • Mar 3 Constant W L Scheurleer, archaeologist/banker/art expert, dies at 59
  • Mar 3 Ernst Cahn, owner of Amsterdam Koco ice cream parlor, executed
  • Mar 4 Edoardo Mascheroni, composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 5 Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel 1927), dies at 82
  • Mar 6 John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum, sculptor (Mount Rushmore), dies at 73
  • Mar 6 Leen Schijvenschuurder, Dutch February strike leader, executed
  • Mar 7 Arnold Schering, German musicologist, dies at 63
  • Mar 7 Gunther Prien, German commandant (U-47), dies in battle
  • Mar 8 Jose Serrano Simeon, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 8 Sherwood Anderson, US writer/publisher (Winesburg Ohio), dies at 64
  • Mar 9 Carlos Pedrell, composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 11 Walford Davies, British organist/composer, dies at 71
  • Mar 12 Charles Sanford Skilton, composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 13 A Coenradi, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Mar 13 Bernard Ijzerdraat, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Mar 13 E Hellendoorn, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Mar 13 Isaak E Babel, Russian writer (Zakat, Marija), executed at 46
  • Mar 13 J Eyl, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Mar 13 Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and novelist (b. 1881)
  • Mar 15 Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter (b. 1864)
  • Mar 16 John Murray, Canada oceanographer (Challenger), dies at 73
  • Mar 17 Isaak E Babel, writer, dies at 46
  • Mar 17 Isaak Emmanuilovich Babel, Rus writer (Crvena Konjica), executed at 46
  • Mar 17 Joachim Schepke, German commandant (U-100), dies in battle
  • Mar 17 Marguerite Nichols, American actress (b. 1895)
  • Mar 20 D A van den Bosch, anti-nazi clergyman (Amersfoort Camp), dies
  • Mar 21 Robert Liefmann, German economist (Kartelle und Trusts), dies at 67

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 28 Virginia Woolf-Stephen [Adeline], British writer (To Lighthouse), dies from suicide at 59

  • Mar 28 Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian Police Commissioner (b. 1877)
  • Apr 1 Hippolyte Delehaye, Flemish historian, dies at 81
  • Apr 2 Paul Teleki, premier Hungary, dies
  • Apr 3 Pal Teleki-von Szek, PM Hungary (1920-21, 39-41), suicide at 61

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 4 Andre Michelin, French tire manufacturer, dies at 88

Industrialist André Michelin
André Michelin
  • Apr 4 Max Frisch, writer, dies at 29
  • Apr 5 Sir Nigel Gresley, Steam locomotive engineer (b. 1876)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 13 Annie Jump Cannon, US astronomer (Henry Draper catalogues), dies at 77

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon
Annie Jump Cannon
  • Apr 14 Jack Edmonson, Australian corporal in Tobruk (Victoria Cross), dies
  • Apr 14 Guillermo Kahlo, father of Frida Kahlo (b. 1871)
  • Apr 16 Josiah Charles Stamp, 1st baron/statisician, dies
  • Apr 17 Al Bowlly, British dance band vocalist (b. 1899)
  • Apr 18 ... Korysis, PM of Greece, commits suicide
  • Apr 19 Johanna Muller-Hermann, composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 20 Barend ter Haar, Dutch lawyer, dies in Buchenwald at 49
  • Apr 22 Arthur Briscoe, cricketer (South African batsman in 2 Tests), dies
  • Apr 24 Karin Boye, Swedish writer (Kallocain) commits suicide at 40
  • Apr 26 Jean Demoor, Belgian physician/physiologist/educationalist, dies at 74
  • Apr 27 Penelope Delta, Greek author (b. 1874)
  • May 1 John R Locksmith de Brown, vicar/CHU-politician, dies at 71
  • May 5 Natalija Obrenović, Queen of Serbia (b. 1859)
  • May 7 David Wijnkoop, revolutionary socialist, dies
  • May 7 Sir James George Frazer, Scottish anthropologist (b. 1854)
  • May 8 Heinrich Zollner, composer, dies at 86
  • May 12 Ruth Stonehouse, silent film actress and director, dies at 48
  • May 23 Lord Herbert Austin, motor manufacturer, dies
  • May 23 Slavko Osterc, composer, dies at 45
  • May 24 Lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral (WW II-Hood), dies in battle
  • May 27 AH Borgesius, tutor/experimentator/amateur astronomer, dies at 76
  • May 30 Prajadhipok, Rama VII, king of Thailand (b. 1893)
  • Jun 1 Hugh S Walpole, British writer (Killer & the Slain), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 2 Lou Gehrig, 1st baseman (NY Yankee), dies of ALS in Riverdale NY at 37

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 4 Wilhelm II von Hohenzollern, German Emperor (1888-1918), dies of a pulmonary embolus at 82

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Jun 6 Louis Chevrolet, American automotive pioneer (b. 1878)
  • Jun 10 Herschel Mayall, actor (Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 78
  • Jun 10 Marcus Garvey, US African American leader (Back to Africa Movement), dies at 52
  • Jun 11 Daniel Carter Beard, founder of the Boy Scouts of America (b. 1850)
  • Jun 14 Pieter J Kromsigt, theologist/publicist (John Knox), dies at 74
  • Jun 15 Evelyn Underhill, British writer (b. 1875)
  • Jun 15 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist (b. 1873)
  • Jun 16 Lodo of Hamel, 1st Dutch secret affiliate, dies
  • Jun 17 Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 78