What Happened in 1943

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 633

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

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

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

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Jan 10th 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 11th US & Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
  • Jan 12th Frankfurters replaced by Victory Sausages (mix of meat & soy meal)

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Jan 13th 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 13th Hitler declares "Total War"

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

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Jan 23rd 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 24th Adolf Hitler orders German troops at Stalingrad to fight to the death
  • Jan 24th Jewish patients/nurses/doctors incinerated at Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Jan 27th 1st US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen)
  • Jan 28th Chic Blackhawks beats NY Rangers 10-1, Max Bentley scores 4 goals
  • Jan 28th Forward Doug Bentley sets NHL record with 5 points in a game
  • Jan 29th New Zealand cruiser Kiwi collides with Japanese submarine I-1 at Guadalcanal
  • Jan 29th Sidney Kingsley's "Patriots" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 29th U.S. cruiser "Chicago" is heavily damaged by Japanese bombers on the first day of the Battle of Rennell Island
  • Jan 30th 6 British Mosquitos bomb Berlin in daylight
  • Jan 30th German assault on French in Tunisia
  • Jan 30th German under officers shot down in Haarlem Neth
  • Jan 30th Hitler promotes Friedrich von Paul to Field Marshal
  • Jan 30th Illegal opposition newspaper Loyal begins publishing
  • Jan 30th USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean
  • Jan 31st 39 U-boats sunk this month (203,100 ton)
  • Jan 31st Chile breaks off relations with Germany & Japan
  • Jan 31st Gen Friedrich von Paul surrenders to Russian troops at Stalingrad
  • Feb 1st German occupiers make Vidkun Quisling Norwegian premier
  • Feb 1st Mussert forms pro-Nazi shadow cabinet in Netherlands
  • Feb 2nd Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest
  • Feb 2nd German 6th Army surrenders after Battle of Stalingrad, turning point in Europe during WW II
  • Feb 3rd 4 chaplains drown after giving up their life jackets to others
  • Feb 4th Bertolt Brecht's play "The Good Person of Szechwan" premieres in Zurich
  • Feb 5th Amsterdam resistance group CS-6 shoots nazi general Seyffardt
  • Feb 5th Clandestine Radio Atlantiksender, Germany, 1st transmission
  • Feb 6th 1st Spitfire in action above Darwin, Australia, Mu Ki-46 shot down

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

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

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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 854

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

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

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

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

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

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Founder of Walmart Sam Walton
Founder of Walmart
Sam Walton

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 29th Author John Steinbeck (41) weds Gwyndolyn Conger

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actress Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Evangelist Billy Graham
Billy Graham

HeartWedding of Interest

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

  • Oct 20th 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 30th Italian director Federico Fellini marries actress Giulietta Masina

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 24th 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 29th Actor Jackie Coogan (28) divorces actress Flower Parry after almost 2 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 7th 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 1st Colonel Andrew Summers Rowan, U.S. military officer who gave "a message to Garcia" (b. 1857)
  • Jan 3rd Sir Walter James, Premier of Western Australia (b. 1863)
  • Jan 5th George Washington Carver, famous African American scientist, dies at 81

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

Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola Tesla
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
Nikola Tesla
  • Jan 7th George Washington Crile, American Surgeon (blood transfusion, surgical shock), dies at 78
  • Jan 8th Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (b. 1919)
  • Jan 9th Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain), dies at 53
  • Jan 10th J Arthur S Berson, Austrian meteorologist, dies at 83
  • Jan 11th Agustín Pedro Justo, President of Argentina (1932-38) during the Infamous Decade, dies at 66
  • Jan 11th Carlo Tresca, NY's Italian newspaper editor/anti-fascist, murdered
  • Jan 12th Jan R T Campert, Dutch resistance fighter/poet (18 Dead), dies at 40
  • Jan 12th Frank Alvord Perret, American volcanologist renowned for his research at Vesuvius, Etna, Stromboli and Kilauea dies at 75
  • Jan 13th Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss artist (b. 1889)
  • Jan 14th Adolf Sandberger, composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 16th Franz Courtens, Flemish painter (Sunny Lane), dies at 88
  • Jan 20th Giacomo Benvenuti, composer, dies at 57
  • Jan 21st Otakar Sini, composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 23rd Alexander Woollcott, critic, dies of a heart attack on radio, at 56
  • Jan 24th John Burns, British minister of Local Government (1905-14), dies
  • Jan 26th Nikolai Vavilov, geneticist, Saratovv labour camp, dies
  • Jan 26th Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenicist (b. 1880)
  • Feb 3rd Alexander Goode, rabbi who surrended his life jacket, drowns
  • Feb 4th Frank Calder, 1st NHL president, dies
  • Feb 5th Wim Gertenbach, Dutch resistance fighter (Slogan), shot by Nazis
  • Feb 6th HA Seyffardt, Dutch lt-gen/NSB "minister", dies at 71
  • Feb 9th ... Reydons, wife of General Reydons, shot to death by resistance
  • Feb 10th Wa'er, shot dead by Defiance
  • Feb 13th William Walraven, journalist/writer (Neglected Grouser), dies at 55
  • Feb 14th David Hilbert, German mathematician (Hilbert Space), dies at 81
  • Feb 14th Frieda Reiss, French 11 month old baby, murdered in Auschwitz
  • Feb 14th Dora Gerson, German actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (b. 1899)
  • Feb 15th William Victor Harris, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 17th Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer (b. 1888)
  • Feb 17th Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (b. 1872)
  • Feb 18th Henri Polak, Dutch union leader/politician (soc-dem), dies at 74
  • Feb 22nd Christoph Probst, German resistance fighter (That Weisse Rose), dies
  • Feb 22nd Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (White Rose), beheaded at 24
  • Feb 22nd 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 26th Theodor Eicke, Nazi official (b. 1892)
  • Feb 27th Kostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (b. 1859)
  • Mar 2nd Alexandre Yersin, Swiss bacteriologist (bacteria plague), dies at 79
  • Mar 3rd George Thomson, cricketer (all-rounder-6 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies
  • Mar 4th Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis, Greek foreign minister, dies at 71
  • Mar 4th Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Beatrijs), dies at 73
  • Mar 9th Oskar Hêks, Czech marathon runner/antifascist, dies in Auschwitz
  • Mar 10th Tully Marshall, actor (Let's Go, Red Dust), dies at 78
  • Mar 12th Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor (b. 1869)
  • Mar 13th Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (b. 1898)
  • Mar 19th Vicente Ripolles, composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 19th Frank Nitti, American gangster (b. 1883)
  • Mar 23rd Andre Lichtenberger, French Sudan writer (Le Petit Roi), dies at 72
  • Mar 23rd Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer, dies at 47
  • Mar 27th Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot (BI-1), killed in crash
  • Mar 28th Sergei Vasilievitch Rachmaninov, Russian composer/pianist, dies at 69
  • Mar 30th Jan Bytnar, Polish activist (b. 1921)
  • Mar 30th Maciej Aleksy Dawidowski, Polish activist (b. 1920)
  • Apr 3rd Conrad Veidt, German/US actor (Cabinet of Dr Calgary), dies at 50
  • Apr 4th Oskar Schlemmer, German painter/sculptor, dies at 54
  • Apr 4th Raoul Laparra, composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 5th Aleš Hrdlička, Czech anthropologist (b. 1869)
  • Apr 7th Jovan Ducic, Serbian poet (Blue Legends), dies at 72
  • Apr 7th Alexandre Millerand, President of France (b. 1859)
  • Apr 8th Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed
  • Apr 8th Richard Sears, 1st to win US amateur national tennis match, dies at 81
  • Apr 14th Asser B Kleerekoper, SDAP-Second-Member of parliament, dies at 62
  • Apr 14th Geoffrey Turton Shaw, composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 15th Raffaele Casimiro Casimiri, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 15th Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (d. 1882)
  • Apr 18th I Yamamoto, admiral of Japanese fleet, dies
  • Apr 19th Alexander Schmorell, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • Apr 19th Gustave Doret, composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 19th Kurt Huber, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • Apr 19th Willy Graf, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • Apr 24th Gerardus H de Hare, socialist vicar, dies at 63
  • Apr 25th Vladimir Ivanovich Nemirovich-Danchenko, playwright/director, dies
  • Apr 29th Joseph Achron, Latvian violinist/composer (Golem suite), dies at 56
  • Apr 29th Karl Adrian Wohlfart, composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 29th Sidney A K Keyes, English poet (Foreign Gate), dies at 20
  • Apr 30th Beatrice Potter Webb, British writer (My Apprenticeship), dies at 85
  • Apr 30th Etty Hillesum, Dutch diarist, dies in Auschwitz
  • Apr 30th Otto Jespersen, Danish philologist (b. 1860)
  • Apr 30th Leo Smit, Dutch composer, dies in Sobibór extermination camp at 42
  • May 1st Johan Oscar Smith, Norweigian Christian leader and founder of Smith's Friends (b.1871)
  • May 3rd Leslie Heward, composer, dies at 45
  • May 8th Mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed
  • May 10th Andre Bertulot, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • May 10th Arnaud/Armand Fraiteur, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • May 10th Maurice-Albert Raskin, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • May 12th Albert Stoessel, composer, dies at 48
  • May 14th Henri La Fontaine, Belgian Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1854)
  • May 16th Alfred Hoche, German psychiatrist (b. 1865)
  • May 17th Montagu Love, actor (Wind), dies at 65
  • May 19th Kristjan Raud, Estonian painter (b. 1865)
  • May 24th Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84
  • May 25th Nils von Dardel, Swedish post-impressionist painter (b. 1888)
  • May 26th Edsel Ford, owner (Ford Motor Company), dies at 49
  • May 29th Hermann Hans Wetzler, composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 1st Leslie Howard, actor (Romeo & Juliet), Nazis shot down his plane at 50
  • Jun 1st Wilfrid B. Israel, Jewish activist
  • Jun 3rd Folkert E Posthuma, Min of Agriculture, dies