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Historical Events

Events 1 - 53 of 53

1st - 3 day Battle of Java Sea ends, US suffers a major naval defeat
1st - Baseball decides that players in military can't play when on furlough
1st - J Milton Cage Jr's "Imaginary Landscape No 3" premieres in Chicago
1st - Japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java
1st - Suriname camp for NSB people opens to save Jews
1st - Tito establishes 2nd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia
2nd - 14th Academy Awards - "How Green was My Valley", Gary Cooper & Joan Fontaine win
2nd - Admiral Helfrich departs Java for Ceylon
3rd - 1st combat flight for Canadian British-built Avro Lancaster bomber
5th - Bosnia Tito establishes 3rd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia
5th - Dmitri Shostakovitch' 7th Symphony premieres in Siberia
5th - Japanese troop march into Batavia
7th - 15 Mk-VB Spitfires reach Malta
7th - 1st cadets graduated from flying school at Tuskegee
8th - Japanese forces capture Rangoon, Burma
8th - KNIL, Dutch colonial army on Java, surrenders to Japanese armies
9th - Construction of the Alaska Highway began
Actress Joan FontaineActress Joan Fontaine 11th - 1st deportation train leaves Paris for Auschwitz Concentration Camp
11th - Gen MacArthur leaves Corregidor (Bataan) for Australia
11th - Japanese troop land on North Sumatra
12th - British troops vacate the Andamanen in Gulf of Bengal
13th - Julia Flikke, Nurse Corps, becomes 1st woman colonel in US army
17th - Belzec Concentration Camp opens-30,000 Lublin Polish Jews transported
17th - Gen Doug MacArthur arrives in Australia to become supreme commander
18th - Illegal Free Netherlands announces boycott of theaters
18th - 2 black players, Jackie Robinson & Nate Moreland, request a tryout with the Chicago White Sox, they are allowed to work out
19th - FDR orders men between 45 & 64 to register for non-military duty
19th - Thoroughbred Racing Association of US formed in Chicago
20th - Convoy PQ13 departs Reykjavik Iceland to Russia
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur 20th - Gen MacArthur vows, "I shall return"
20th - Major German assault on Malta
20th - Beginning of a period of heavy German air assault on Malta
21st - Convoy QP9 departs Great Britain to Murmansk
23rd - 2,500 Jews of Lublin massacred or deported
23rd - Japanese forces occupy Andaman Islands in Indian Ocean
23rd - US move native-born of Japanese ancestry into detention centers
25th - 700 Jews of Polish Lvov-district reach Belzec Concentration camp
26th - First "Eichmann transport" to Auschwitz & Birkenau concentration camps
26th - 1st 700 Jews from Polish Lvov-district reach concentration camp Belzec
26th - Explosion of 20 tons of gelignite in a stone quarry at Easton, Pa, kills 21
26th - German offensive in North Africa under General Erwin Rommel
27th - -28] Allies raid German submarine base in St Nazaire
German WWII Field Marshal Erwin RommelGerman WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 27th - Japan forces Java to use "Tokyo time" 1½ hour forward
27th - Joe Louis KOs Abe Simon in 6 to retain heavyweight boxing title (NYC)
28th - -29] 234 RAF bombers attack Lubeck
28th - 4th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Stanford beats Dartmouth 53-38
28th - British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire
29th - British cruiser HMS Trinidad torpedoes itself in the Barents Sea
29th - British destroyer HMS Campbeltown explodes in St Nazaire: 400 Germans die
29th - German submarine U-585 sinks
29th - The Bombing of Lübeck in World War II was the first major success for the RAF Bomber Command against Germany and a German city.
30th - 1st RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau
30th - SS murders 200 inmates of Trawniki labor camp

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 70 of 70

1st - Jerry Fischer, rocker (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
1st - Peter Guber, producer (Flashdance)
1st - Richard Bowman Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
2nd - John Irving, NH, short-story writer (World According to Garp)
2nd - Lou Reed, New York City, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Velvet Underground), (d. 2013)
2nd - Luc Plamondon, French Canadian lyricist
2nd - Kwang Jo Choi, the founder of Choi Kwang- do and is one of the twelve original Masters of Taekwon-Do.
3rd - Mike Pender, vocalist/guitarist (Searchers-Needles & Pins), born in Liverpool, England
3rd - Vladimir Vasilyevich Kovolyonok, USR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 29/31, T-4)
4th - Charles C. Krulak, 31st Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
5th - Michael D[iamond] Resnick, sci-fi author (Sideshow, Eros Ascending)
5th - Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain
6th - Ben Murphy, Jonesboro, Arkansas, American actor (Name of the Game, Alias Smith and Jones)
7th - Al[bert] Tanara, WLAF defensive coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
7th - Michael Eisner, Mt Kisko NY, CEO (Walt Disney)
7th - Paul Preuss, US, sci-fi author (Medusa Encounter, Starfire)
7th - Tammy Faye Bakker, gospel singer/wife of Jim Baker (PTL)
7th - Tommy F Robinson, (Rep-D-AR, 1985- )
7th - U N Kulkarni, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in four Tests 1967-68)
7th - Charles R. Boutin, American politician
8th - Ann Packer, Moulsford, Oxfordshire, British 400m/800m runner (Oly-gold-1964)
8th - Ralph Ellis, England, rhythm (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
8th - [Dick] Richie Allen, baseball player (AL MVP 1972)
9th - Bert Campaneris, shortstop (Oakland A's)
9th - John Cale, Garnant, Welsh musician, composer and singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground)
9th - Mark Lindsay, Eugene Or, rock vocalist/sax (Paul Revers & Raiders)
11th - Peter Eyre, actor (Hedda)
11th - Charles Swan, American actor
12th - Bert Campaneris, baseball player (Oakland A's)
12th - Brian O'Hara, English rock musician (The Foremost), born in Liverpool (d. 1999)
12th - Salvatore "the Bull" Gravano, mobster (testified against Gotti)
12th - Ratko Mladić, Republika Srpska leader
12th - Jimmy Wynn, American baseball player, 1963-1977
13th - Dave Cutler, American software engineer
14th - John Whittaker, English real estate developer (Peel Holdings)
14th - Rita Tushingham, British actress
15th - Hughie Flint, rock drummer (Bonzo Dog Band), born in London, England
16th - Jerry Jeff Walker, Oneonta NY, country singer (Mr Bojangles)
16th - James Soong, Taiwanese politician
16th - Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1996)
Serial Killer John Wayne GacySerial Killer John Wayne Gacy (17th) 17th - John Wayne Gacy, serial killer (32 boys), born in Chicago, Illinois
17th - Sidney K Barthelmy, US politician(?)
17th - Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor
18th - Albert Van Vlierberghe, Belgian cyclist (d. 1991)
19th - David Minge, (Rep-D-Minnesota)
19th - Jeff Neighbour, US bassist (Joy of Cooking)
19th - Robin Luke, rocker (Susie Darlin')
22nd - Jon Arthur English, composer
22nd - Bernd Herzsprung, German actor
22nd - Dick Pound, Canadian chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency
23rd - Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)
25th - Aretha Franklin, Soul Sister #1/singer (Respect), born in Memphis, Tennessee
25th - Jacqueline Lichtenberg, US, sci-fi author (Star Trek Lives!, Dreamspy)
25th - Paul Michael Glaser, Cambridge Massachusetts, actor (Starsky-Starsky & Hutch)
25th - Richard O'Brien, English actor and writer (Rocky Horror Show)
25th - Kim Woodburn, English television personality
26th - Erica Jong, [Mann], author (Fear of Flying), born in NYC, New York
27th - Michael York, England, actor (Cabaret, Logan's Run, 3 Musketeers)
27th - Raymond J McGrath, (Rep-R-NY, 1981- )
27th - John E. Sulston, British chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
27th - Michael Jackson, English writer (d. 2007)
28th - Neil Kinnock, Tredegar, Wales, leader of the British opposition (Labour Party)
28th - Samuel Ramey, Colby Kansas, American operatic bass (La Scala)
28th - Daniel Dennett, American philosopher
28th - Conrad Schumann, East German border guard (d. 1998)
29th - Larry Pressler, (Sen-R-SD, 1979- )
30th - George Esson, Chief Constable (Dumfries & Galloway)
30th - Graeme Edge, England, rock drummer (Moody Blues-Your Wildest Dreams)
31st - Michael Savage, American talk radio host and commentator
31st - Ulla Hoffmann, Swedish politician

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi (26th) 26th - Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi (25) weds politician and journalist Feroze Gandhi (29) at Anand Bhavan

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 14 of 14

1st - George S. Rentz, Navy Chaplain (b. 1882)
3rd - Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, viceroy (Ethiopia), dies at 43
4th - Yuliya Lazarevna Veysberg, composer, dies at 62
8th - Jose R Capablanca, Cuban chess player (world champ 1927), dies at 53
10th - William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
12th - Enrique Morera, composer, dies at 76
12th - Robert Bosch, German industrialist (b. 1861)
15th - Alexander van Zemlinsky, Austrian and US composer (African Dance), dies at 70
19th - Clinton Hart Merriam, American zoologist (b. 1855)
20th - Theodoro Valcarcel, composer, dies at 41
26th - Jimmy Burke, American baseball player (b. 1874)
28th - Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch foreign minister (1918-27), dies at 67
28th - Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spanish poet (Viento del Pueblo), dies at 31
30th - Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson premier Valois), dies at 81

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