What Happened in 1943

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 633

  • Jan 1 Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to lt-colonel
  • Jan 1 Negro League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown
  • Jan 1 29th Rose Bowl: #2 Georgia beats #13 UCLA, 9-0
  • Jan 1 9th Sugar Bowl: #7 Tennessee beats #4 Tulsa, 14-7
  • Jan 1 9th Orange Bowl: #10 Alabama beats #8 Boston College, 37-21
  • Jan 3 1st missing persons telecast (NYC)
  • Jan 3 Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa

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Jan 4 Thomas Mann completes his tetralogy, "Joseph & His Brothers"

Novelist Thomas Mann
Novelist
Thomas Mann
  • Jan 5 Teams agrees to start season later due to WW II
  • Jan 5 William H Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to protest segregation in armed forces
  • Jan 9 Japanese government in Java limits sale & use of motorcars
  • Jan 10 Russian offensive against German 6th/4th Armies near Stalingrad

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Jan 10 1st US president to visit a foreign country in wartime - FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jan 11 US & Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
  • Jan 12 Frankfurters replaced by Victory Sausages (mix of meat & soy meal)

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Jan 13 British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

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Jan 13 Hitler declares "Total War"

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Jan 13 Russian offensive at Don under general Golikov
  • Jan 13 US infantry captures Galloping Horse Ridge, Guadalcanal
  • Jan 14 Alex Smart (Mont) is 1st NHLer to score hat trick in his 1st game
  • Jan 14 FDR & Winston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WW II
  • Jan 14 Heinrich Himmler views Warsaw
  • Jan 14 World War II: Japan begins Operation Ke
  • Jan 14 World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt travels from Miami to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill, becoming the first American president to travel by airplane
  • Jan 14 World War II: Casablanca Conference begins (Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • Jan 15 1st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught
  • Jan 15 World's largest office building, the Pentagon is completed
  • Jan 15 1,000 workers complete air conditioning system for Pentagon
  • Jan 15 World War II: The Soviets begin a counter-offensive at Voronezh
  • Jan 16 -60°F (-51°C), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record)
  • Jan 16 1st US air raid on Ambon
  • Jan 16 German 2nd SS-Panzer division evacuates Charkow
  • Jan 16 Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad
  • Jan 17 Tin Can Drive Day in the US, salvage collected for the war effort
  • Jan 18 Soviets announce they broke long Nazi siege of Leningrad
  • Jan 18 US rations bread & metal - banning presliced bread reduce bakery demand for metal parts
  • Jan 18 The first Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
  • Jan 19 Uprising in Warsaw ghetto
  • Jan 19 Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
  • Jan 20 Lead, South Dakota, temp is 52°F, while 1.5 miles away Deadwood SD records -16°F
  • Jan 20 Operation Weiss: German, Italian, Bulgarian & Croatian troops attempt to retake land liberated by Tito's partisans
  • Jan 21 Soviet forces reconquer Worosjilowsk
  • Jan 21 Soviet forces reconquer Gumrak airport near Stalingrad
  • Jan 21 Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Royal Navy, promoted to Admiral of the Fleet
  • Jan 22 66.3 cm precipitation at Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
  • Jan 22 Battle of Anzio: Italy; Allies stopped on beach[1944]-
  • Jan 22 Allied Joint Chiefs of Staff determine invasion in Sicily for July 10th
  • Jan 22 Temperature rises 49°F (9°C) in 2 minutes in Spearfish, SD
  • Jan 23 66.34 cm (26.12"), Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
  • Jan 23 British 8th army marches into Tripoli
  • Jan 23 Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
  • Jan 23 Japanese Mount Austen on Guadalcanal captured

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Jan 23 Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Jan 24 Adolf Hitler orders German troops at Stalingrad to fight to the death
  • Jan 24 Jewish patients/nurses/doctors incinerated at Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Jan 27 1st US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen)
  • Jan 28 Chic Blackhawks beats NY Rangers 10-1, Max Bentley scores 4 goals
  • Jan 28 Forward Doug Bentley sets NHL record with 5 points in a game
  • Jan 29 New Zealand cruiser Kiwi collides with Japanese submarine I-1 at Guadalcanal
  • Jan 29 Sidney Kingsley's "Patriots" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 29 U.S. cruiser "Chicago" is heavily damaged by Japanese bombers on the first day of the Battle of Rennell Island
  • Jan 30 6 British Mosquitos bomb Berlin in daylight
  • Jan 30 German assault on French in Tunisia
  • Jan 30 German under officers shot down in Haarlem Neth
  • Jan 30 Hitler promotes Friedrich von Paul to Field Marshal
  • Jan 30 Illegal opposition newspaper Loyal begins publishing
  • Jan 30 USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean
  • Jan 31 39 U-boats sunk this month (203,100 ton)
  • Jan 31 Chile breaks off relations with Germany & Japan
  • Jan 31 Gen Friedrich von Paul surrenders to Russian troops at Stalingrad
  • Feb 1 German occupiers make Vidkun Quisling Norwegian premier
  • Feb 1 Mussert forms pro-Nazi shadow cabinet in Netherlands
  • Feb 2 Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest
  • Feb 2 German 6th Army surrenders after Battle of Stalingrad, turning point in Europe during WW II
  • Feb 3 4 chaplains drown after giving up their life jackets to others
  • Feb 4 Bertolt Brecht's play "The Good Person of Szechwan" premieres in Zurich
  • Feb 5 Amsterdam resistance group CS-6 shoots nazi general Seyffardt
  • Feb 5 Clandestine Radio Atlantiksender, Germany, 1st transmission
  • Feb 6 1st Spitfire in action above Darwin, Australia, Mu Ki-46 shot down

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Feb 6 Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Feb 7 Shoe rationing begins in US (may purchase up to 3 more pairs in 1942)
  • Feb 8 Red Army recaptures Kursk
  • Feb 9 FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry
  • Feb 9 German riots at "plutocratenzoontjes", 1,200 in Vught Camp
  • Feb 9 Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, ends epic WWII battle on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific
  • Feb 9 NL seeks buyer for Phillies as owner Gerry Nugent falls in arrears
  • Feb 9 Nazis arrest Dutch sons of rich parents
  • Feb 10 "Manifesto of Algerian People" calls for equality & self-determination
  • Feb 10 British 8th Army sweeps through North Africa to Tunisia
  • Feb 10 Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau

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Feb 11 US General Eisenhower selected to command the allied armies in Europe; British General Montgomery not best pleased.

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Feb 11 Transport #47 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Feb 12 General Eisenhower departs Algiers for Tebessa
  • Feb 13 German assault on Sidi Bou Zid Tunisia, Gen Eisenhower visits front
  • Feb 13 Women's Marine Corps created
  • Feb 14 German offensive through de Faid-pass Tunisia
  • Feb 14 Soviets recapture Rostov
  • Feb 14 World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
  • Feb 15 Women's camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) hit by allied air raid
  • Feb 16 -32°F (-36°C), Falls Village, Connecticut (state record)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 853

  • Jan 1 Jerilyn Britz, LPGA golfer (1979 US Women's Open), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jan 1 Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Indian scientist
  • Jan 1 Tony Knowles, 9th Governor of Alaska
  • Jan 1 Don Novello, American actor
  • Jan 2 Barış Manço, Turkish singer and television producer (d. 1999)
  • Jan 4 Tom Wilkinson, CFL QB (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jan 4 Doris Kearns Goodwin, American writer
  • Jan 5 Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, Portuguese footballer (top goalscorer-1966 World Cup), born in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique (d. 2014)
  • Jan 6 Osvaldo Soriano, writer
  • Jan 6 Paul James Nunn, mountaineer
  • Jan 6 Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager
  • Jan 7 Jim Lefebvre, Hawthorne California, baseball manager (Seattle Mariners)
  • Jan 7 Leona Williams, singer/songwriter (Ladies Get the Blues)
  • Jan 7 Nicholas Warner, test Pilot
  • Jan 7 Sadako Sasaki, Japanese child victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb (d. 1955)
  • Jan 7 Sir Richard Armstrong, British conductor
  • Jan 8 Lee Jackson, rocker (Nice)
  • Jan 8 Marcus Hutson, rock vocalist (Whispers)
  • Jan 9 Dick Yount, rocker (Harpers Bizarre)
  • Jan 9 Kenneth Kelley, US singer (Manhattans, One Life to Live)
  • Jan 9 Rob Hoeke, Dutch pianist/singer (Drinking on My Bed)
  • Jan 9 Robert Drewe, Australian author
  • Jan 9 Elmer MacFadyen, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • Jan 9 Freddie Starr, English comedian and singer
  • Jan 11 William Albert Penn, composer
  • Jan 11 Henry Cecil, Aberdeen, Scotland, English horse racing trainer
  • Jan 12 Henri J "Adriaan" Adriaansen, mime/director (Stinging Nettle King)
  • Jan 13 Richard Moll, American actor (Night Court, House, Dungeonmaster, Survivor), born in Pasadena, California
  • Jan 13 William Duckworth, composer
  • Jan 14 Holland Taylor, actress (Bossom Buddies, Camilla-Naked Truth), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 14 Jose Luis Rodriguez, Venezuelan singer (Dueno De Nada), born in Caracas
  • Jan 14 Ronald Hunter, actor (Lazarus Syndrome), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 14 Shannon Lucid, Shanghai China, astronaut (STS 51G, 34, 43, 58, 76/79)
  • Jan 14 Mariss Jansons, Latvian conductor
  • Jan 15 Mike Marshall, MLB pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award)
  • Jan 16 Brian Ferneyhough, composer
  • Jan 16 Gavin Bryars, composer
  • Jan 17 Chris Montez [Ezekiel Montanez], American guitarist and singer, born in Los Angeles
  • Jan 17 Daniel Charles Brandenstein, Watertown Wi, ast (STS 8, 51-G, 32, 49)
  • Jan 17 René Préval, President of Haiti
  • Jan 17 Geoffrey Deuel, American actor
  • Jan 18 Kay Granger, American politician

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Jan 19 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1970)

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • Jan 19 Margriet Francisca, Dutch Princess
  • Jan 19 Petchara Chaowarat, Thai film actress
  • Jan 20 Roeland HG "Roel" van Duyn, Dutch Provo politician
  • Jan 20 Farhad Mehrad, Iranian musician
  • Jan 22 H James "Jim" Saxton, (Rep-R-NJ, 1984- )
  • Jan 22 Marília Pêra, Brazilian actress
  • Jan 23 Gil Gerard, Little Rock Ark, actor (Buck Rogers in 25th Century)
  • Jan 23 William E "Bill" Gibb, Scottish fashion designer
  • Jan 23 Jimmy Castor, American pop and funk musician (Troglodyte (Cave Man), Jimmy Castor Bunch), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jan 23 Gary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist
  • Jan 24 Julie Bennett, actress (Hey There It's Yogi Bear), born in Beverly Hills, California

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Jan 24 Sharon Tate, American actress (Valley of the Dolls), born in Dallas, Texas

Actress and Murder Victim Sharon Tate
Actress and Murder Victim
Sharon Tate
  • Jan 24 Subhash Ghai, Indian film director
  • Jan 25 Tobe Hooper, American film director
  • Jan 26 Jean Knight [Jean Caliste], American soul, funk and R&B singer (Mr Big Stuff), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 26 Peter Kenton Winkler, composer
  • Jan 26 Sherian Grace Cadoria, brigadier general
  • Jan 26 César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
  • Jan 27 A H Harper, CEO (Baltic Exchange)
  • Jan 28 Dick Taylor, rock vocalist (Pretty Thing-Cry on Me)
  • Jan 28 John Beck, Chic, actor (Mark-Dallas, Flamingo Road, Santa Barbara)
  • Jan 28 Susan Howard, Marshall Tx, actress (Donna-Dallas, Petrocelli)
  • Jan 28 Paul Henderson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jan 29 Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard, Abbot of Downside
  • Jan 29 Timothy Andrew James Souster, composer
  • Jan 30 Davy Johnson, baseball manager (NY Mets)
  • Jan 30 Sandy Deane, American rocker (Jay and the Americans), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 1 Josceline Dimbleby, cookery writer
  • Feb 1 Tina Sloan, NY, actress (Lillian-Guiding Light, Search for Tomorrow)
  • Feb 2 Peter MacBeth, rocker (Foundations)
  • Feb 3 Blythe Danner, actress (Butterflies are Free), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 3 Dennis Edwards, American lead singer of The Temptations ("Papa was a Rollin' Stone"), born in Fairfield, Alabama
  • Feb 3 Eric Haydock, bassist (Hollies-He Aint Heavy He's My Brother)
  • Feb 4 Cheryl Miller, Sherman Oaks California, actress (Paula-Daktari, Born Free)
  • Feb 4 Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese president of the regional government of Madeira
  • Feb 4 Ken Thompson, American computer scientist
  • Feb 5 Charles Winfield, Penn, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears-Spinning Wheel)
  • Feb 5 Craig Morton, NFL quarterback (Dallas, Denver), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Feb 5 Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer
  • Feb 5 Larry Tamblyn, rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water)
  • Feb 5 Michael Mann, actor/director (Sexpot, Close Friends), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 5 Nolan Bushnell, founder (Atari)/creator (Pong)
  • Feb 6 Fabian [Fabiano Anthony Forte], American vocalist (Turn Me Loose, Tiger), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 6 Gayle Hunnicutt, actress (Legend of Hell House, Dallas), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Feb 7 Gareth Hunt, English actor (d. 2007)
  • Feb 8 Bob Oliver, baseball player
  • Feb 8 Creed Bratton, California, rock guitarist (Grass Roots-Sooner or Later)
  • Feb 8 Jose de Almeida Prado, composer
  • Feb 8 Pirzada Qasim, Pakistani poet and VC of Karachi University
  • Feb 9 Barbara Lewis, US vocalist (Hello Stranger)
  • Feb 9 James King, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1968), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Feb 9 Joe Pesci, actor (Half Nelson, Goodfellas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Feb 9 Jonny Nilsson, Sweden, 10K speed skater (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Feb 9 Ryland Davies, Welsh tenor, born in Cwm, Gwent
  • Feb 9 Squire Fridell, actor (Rosetti & Ryan), born in Oakland, California

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Feb 9 Joseph E. Stiglitz, American economist, Nobel laureate

  • Feb 10 Ral Donner, [Ralph Stuart], Black Mountain NC, singer (Starfires)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 14 Walmart founder Sam Walton (24) weds Helen Robson (23)

Founder of Walmart Sam Walton
Founder of Walmart
Sam Walton

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 15 Model Bettie Page (19) weds high school sweetheart Billy Neal in Gallatin, Tennessee

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page
  • Feb 18 Augusto Pinochet Ugarte (Chilean gen/dictator) marries Lucia Hiriart

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 29 Author John Steinbeck (41) weds Gwyndolyn Conger

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 10 Actor Peter Cushing (29) weds actress Violet Helene Beck in London, England

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 17 Actress Claire Trevor (34) weds Navy lieutenant Cyclos William Dunsmoore in Tijuana, Mexico

Actress Claire Trevor
Actress
Claire Trevor

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 16 Actor/comedian Charlie Chaplin (54) marries actress Oona O'Neill (18)

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • Jul 5 Actress Betty Grable (26) weds big band leader Harry James (27)

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 13 Evangelist Billy Graham (24) weds philanthropist Ruth Bell (23) in Monreat, North Carolina

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 7 "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (24) weds actor-director Orson Welles (28)

  • Oct 20 British Children's writer Enid Blyton marries 2nd husband surgeon Kenneth Fraser Darrell Waters at City of Westminster registry office, London

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 30 Italian director Federico Fellini marries actress Giulietta Masina

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • Dec 5 Singer and actress Dinah Shore (27) weds actor George Montgomery (27)

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 24 Actor and comedian Carl Reiner (21) weds singer Estelle Lebost (29)

Actor & Comedian Carl Reiner
Actor & Comedian
Carl Reiner

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 29 Actor Jackie Coogan (28) divorces actress Flower Parry after almost 2 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 7 Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (48) divorces broadway singer Hannah Williams (32) after 10 years of marriage

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 233

  • Jan 1 Colonel Andrew Summers Rowan, U.S. military officer who gave "a message to Garcia" (b. 1857)
  • Jan 3 Sir Walter James, Premier of Western Australia (b. 1863)
  • Jan 5 George Washington Carver, famous African American scientist, dies at 81

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Jan 7 Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist (tesla motor), dies at 86

Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola Tesla
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
Nikola Tesla
  • Jan 7 George Washington Crile, American Surgeon (blood transfusion, surgical shock), dies at 78
  • Jan 8 Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (b. 1919)
  • Jan 9 Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain), dies at 53
  • Jan 10 J Arthur S Berson, Austrian meteorologist, dies at 83
  • Jan 11 Agustín Pedro Justo, President of Argentina (1932-38) during the Infamous Decade, dies at 66
  • Jan 11 Carlo Tresca, NY's Italian newspaper editor/anti-fascist, murdered
  • Jan 12 Jan R T Campert, Dutch resistance fighter/poet (18 Dead), dies at 40
  • Jan 12 Frank Alvord Perret, American volcanologist renowned for his research at Vesuvius, Etna, Stromboli and Kilauea dies at 75
  • Jan 13 Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss artist (b. 1889)
  • Jan 14 Adolf Sandberger, composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 16 Franz Courtens, Flemish painter (Sunny Lane), dies at 88
  • Jan 20 Giacomo Benvenuti, composer, dies at 57
  • Jan 21 Otakar Sini, composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 23 Alexander Woollcott, critic, dies of a heart attack on radio, at 56
  • Jan 24 John Burns, British minister of Local Government (1905-14), dies
  • Jan 26 Nikolai Vavilov, geneticist, Saratovv labour camp, dies
  • Jan 26 Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenicist (b. 1880)
  • Feb 3 Alexander Goode, rabbi who surrended his life jacket, drowns
  • Feb 4 Frank Calder, 1st NHL president, dies
  • Feb 5 Wim Gertenbach, Dutch resistance fighter (Slogan), shot by Nazis
  • Feb 6 HA Seyffardt, Dutch lt-gen/NSB "minister", dies at 71
  • Feb 9 ... Reydons, wife of General Reydons, shot to death by resistance
  • Feb 10 Wa'er, shot dead by Defiance
  • Feb 13 William Walraven, journalist/writer (Neglected Grouser), dies at 55
  • Feb 14 David Hilbert, German mathematician (Hilbert Space), dies at 81
  • Feb 14 Frieda Reiss, French 11 month old baby, murdered in Auschwitz
  • Feb 14 Dora Gerson, German actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (b. 1899)
  • Feb 15 William Victor Harris, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 17 Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer (b. 1888)
  • Feb 17 Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (b. 1872)
  • Feb 18 Henri Polak, Dutch union leader/politician (soc-dem), dies at 74
  • Feb 22 Christoph Probst, German resistance fighter (That Weisse Rose), dies
  • Feb 22 Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (White Rose), beheaded at 24
  • Feb 22 Sophie Scholl, German anti-Nazi political activist, active in the non-violent resistance group, the White Rose (Die Weisse Rose), beheaded by guillotine at 21
  • Feb 26 Theodor Eicke, Nazi official (b. 1892)
  • Feb 27 Kostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (b. 1859)
  • Mar 2 Alexandre Yersin, Swiss bacteriologist (bacteria plague), dies at 79
  • Mar 3 George Thomson, cricketer (all-rounder-6 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies
  • Mar 4 Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis, Greek foreign minister, dies at 71
  • Mar 4 Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Beatrijs), dies at 73
  • Mar 9 Oskar Hêks, Czech marathon runner/antifascist, dies in Auschwitz
  • Mar 10 Tully Marshall, actor (Let's Go, Red Dust), dies at 78
  • Mar 12 Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor (b. 1869)
  • Mar 13 Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (b. 1898)
  • Mar 19 Vicente Ripolles, composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 19 Frank Nitti, American gangster (b. 1883)
  • Mar 23 Andre Lichtenberger, French Sudan writer (Le Petit Roi), dies at 72
  • Mar 23 Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer, dies at 47
  • Mar 27 Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot (BI-1), killed in crash
  • Mar 28 Sergei Vasilievitch Rachmaninov, Russian composer/pianist, dies at 69
  • Mar 30 Jan Bytnar, Polish activist (b. 1921)
  • Mar 30 Maciej Aleksy Dawidowski, Polish activist (b. 1920)
  • Apr 3 Conrad Veidt, German/US actor (Cabinet of Dr Calgary), dies at 50
  • Apr 4 Oskar Schlemmer, German painter/sculptor, dies at 54
  • Apr 4 Raoul Laparra, composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 5 Aleš Hrdlička, Czech anthropologist (b. 1869)
  • Apr 7 Jovan Ducic, Serbian poet (Blue Legends), dies at 72
  • Apr 7 Alexandre Millerand, President of France (b. 1859)
  • Apr 8 Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed
  • Apr 8 Richard Sears, 1st to win US amateur national tennis match, dies at 81
  • Apr 14 Asser B Kleerekoper, SDAP-Second-Member of parliament, dies at 62
  • Apr 14 Geoffrey Turton Shaw, composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 15 Raffaele Casimiro Casimiri, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 15 Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (d. 1882)
  • Apr 18 I Yamamoto, admiral of Japanese fleet, dies
  • Apr 19 Alexander Schmorell, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • Apr 19 Gustave Doret, composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 19 Kurt Huber, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • Apr 19 Willy Graf, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • Apr 24 Gerardus H de Hare, socialist vicar, dies at 63
  • Apr 25 Vladimir Ivanovich Nemirovich-Danchenko, playwright/director, dies
  • Apr 29 Joseph Achron, Latvian violinist/composer (Golem suite), dies at 56
  • Apr 29 Karl Adrian Wohlfart, composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 29 Sidney A K Keyes, English poet (Foreign Gate), dies at 20
  • Apr 30 Beatrice Potter Webb, British writer (My Apprenticeship), dies at 85
  • Apr 30 Etty Hillesum, Dutch diarist, dies in Auschwitz
  • Apr 30 Otto Jespersen, Danish philologist (b. 1860)
  • Apr 30 Leo Smit, Dutch composer, dies in Sobibór extermination camp at 42
  • May 1 Johan Oscar Smith, Norwegian Christian leader who founded the evangelical Brunstad Christian Church, dies at 71
  • May 3 Leslie Heward, composer, dies at 45
  • May 8 Mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed
  • May 10 Andre Bertulot, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • May 10 Arnaud/Armand Fraiteur, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • May 10 Maurice-Albert Raskin, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • May 12 Albert Stoessel, composer, dies at 48
  • May 14 Henri La Fontaine, Belgian Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1854)
  • May 16 Alfred Hoche, German psychiatrist (b. 1865)
  • May 17 Montagu Love, actor (Wind), dies at 65
  • May 19 Kristjan Raud, Estonian painter (b. 1865)
  • May 24 Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84
  • May 25 Nils von Dardel, Swedish post-impressionist painter (b. 1888)
  • May 26 Edsel Ford, owner (Ford Motor Company), dies at 49
  • May 29 Hermann Hans Wetzler, composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 1 Leslie Howard, actor (Romeo & Juliet), Nazis shot down his plane at 50
  • Jun 1 Wilfrid B. Israel, Jewish activist
  • Jun 3 Folkert E Posthuma, Min of Agriculture, dies