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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 660

Jan 1st - France joins the UN
Jan 1st - German air raid on allied airports at Eindhoven/Saint-Trond/Brussels
Jan 1st - 31st Rose Bowl: #7 Southern California beats #12 Tennessee, 25-0
Jan 1st - 11th Sugar Bowl: #11 Duke beats Alabama, 29-26
Jan 1st - 11th Orange Bowl: Tulsa beats #13 Georgia Tech, 26-12
Jan 2nd - Allied air raid on Nuremberg
Jan 2nd - Kentucky begins 130 home basketball game win streak, ends in 1955
Jan 2nd - Radio Orange ends cooperation at Liese-Aktion
Jan 3rd - Allies land on west coast of Burma, conquer Akyab
Jan 3rd - British Premier Winston Churchill visits France
Jan 3rd - Cato-Meridian School, NY, installs germicidal lamps in every room
Jan 3rd - Greek General Plastiras forms government
Jan 3rd - John Patrick's "Hasty Heart," premieres in NYC
Jan 3rd - US aircraft carriers attack Okinawa
Jan 4th - Germans execute resistance fighters in Amsterdam
Jan 4th - US jeep-aircraft carrier Ommaney Bay sinks after Japanese kamikaze attack
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Jan 5th - Pepe LePew debuts in Warner Bros cartoon "Odor-able Kitty"
Jan 5th - Surprise attack on Liese-Aktion-office on Marnix St, Amsterdam
Jan 7th - Lord Haw-Haw (William Joyce) reports total German victory in the Ardennes
Jan 7th - The last surface engagement between Allies and Japanese in the Pacific campaign, World War II
Jan 8th - "Youth for Christ" organizes
Jan 9th - US soldiers led by Gen Douglas MacArthur invades Philippines
Jan 10th - LA Railway (with 5 streetcar lines) forced to close
Jan 10th - No one is elected to baseball's Hall of Fame
Jan 12th - German forces in Belgium retreat in Battle of Bulge
Jan 12th - US Task Force 38 destroys 41 Jap ships in Battle of South China Sea
Jan 12th - The Soviets begin a large offensive against the Nazis in Eastern Europe
Jan 13th - Prokofchev's 5th Symphony premieres in Moscow
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur Jan 14th - In Greece, Communists and the British agree to a cease-fire in the struggle to control Athens (and with it Greece)
Jan 15th - "Make Mine Manhattan" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 429 perfs
Jan 15th - Every Amsterdammer gets 3 kg of sugar beets
Jan 15th - Red Army frees Crakow-Plaszow concentration camp
Jan 15th - The Manhattan Project's G-5 Group, headed by Physicist's Donald Kerst and Seth Neddermeyer, take their first betatron pictures of a nuclear implosion at the Los Alamos Laboratory
Jan 16th - Scottish 52nd land division/1st Commando brigade-assault at Heinsberg
Jan 16th - US 1st & 3rd army meet at Houffalise
Jan 17th - Auschwitz concentration camp begins evacuation
Jan 17th - Gilbert Dodds, record miler (4:05.3), retires to do gospel work
Jan 17th - Soviet army enters the devastated city of Warsaw and clears the German resistance
Jan 17th - Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, arrested by Soviet secret police in Hungary
Jan 18th - Soviet troops capture Krakow, Poland
Jan 18th - Soviet Armed Forces enter Krakow and push Germans out only to eventually occupy entire country
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt Jan 20th - Franklin D. Roosevelt sworn-in for an unprecedented (and never to be repeated) 4th term as US President
Jan 20th - The Hungarian Provisional Government concludes an armistice with the USSR, US, and Britain, agree to pay reparations and to join the war against Germany
Jan 21st - British troops land on Ramree, near coast of Burma
Jan 22nd - Burma highway reopens
Jan 22nd - Heavy US air raid on Okinawa
Jan 23rd - Dutch Premier Gerbrandy, exiled in London, tenders his resignation
Jan 23rd - World War II: Karl Dönitz launches Operation Hannibal.
Jan 24th - Scottish 52nd Lowland division occupies Heinsberg
Jan 25th - Dan Topping, Del Webb & Larry MacPhail purchase NY Yanks for $2.8 mil
Jan 25th - Grand Rapids, Michigan, becomes 1st US city to fluoridate its water
Admiral and Navy Commander Karl DönitzAdmiral and Navy Commander Karl Dönitz Jan 25th - Japanese occupiers of Batavia arrest Indo-European youths
Jan 25th - NY Yankees sold by Ruppert estate to construction magnate Del Webb and partners Dan Topping and Larry MacPhail for $2.8 million
Jan 25th - West Africa 82nd division occupies Myohaung, Burma
Jan 26th - Soviet forces reach Auschwitz concentration camp
Jan 27th - Nazi occupiers forbid food transport to West (The Netherlands)
Jan 27th - Russia liberates Auschwitz & Birkenau Concentration Camp (Poland)
Jan 27th - S Romberg, H&D Fields' musical premieres in NYC
Jan 27th - Wally van Hall, Dutch banker and resistance leader, arrested
Jan 28th - Dutch airplanes dump pamphlets on Java
Jan 28th - Gen "Vinegar Joe" Stillwell & truck convoy reopen Burma Road to China
Jan 28th - Swedish ships bring food to starving Netherlands
Jan 30th - "Wilhelm Gustloff" torpedoed off Danzig by Soviet sub-c 9,400 die
Jan 31st - US 4th Infantry division occupies Elcherrath
Jan 31st - Russian troops reach the Oder River, less that 50 miles from Berlin
Feb 1st - US Army arrives at Siegfriedlinie
Feb 2nd - Escape attempt at Mauthausen concentration camp
Feb 3rd - Almost 1,000 Flying Fortresses drop 3,000 tons of bombs on Berlin
Feb 3rd - Walt Disney's "3 Caballeros" released
Conference of the Big Three at Yalta (from left to right) Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph StalinConference of the Big Three at Yalta (from left to right) Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin

Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin Feb 4th - Roosevelt, Churchill & Stalin meet at Yalta in the Crimea to discuss the final phase of the war
Feb 5th - Big Racket becomes fastest race horse at 69t.6 kph (440 yd/20.8 s)
Feb 5th - British premier Churchill arrives in Yalta, the Crimea
Feb 5th - US troops under General Douglas MacArthur enter Manilla
Feb 6th - US 8th Air Force bombs Magdeburg/Chemnitz
Feb 6th - Russian Red Army crosses the river Oder
Feb 7th - General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila
Feb 7th - Harry Truman appoints Irwin C Mollison judge of US Customs Court
Feb 7th - US 76th/5th Infantry divisions begin crossing Sauer
Feb 7th - London, Washington and Moscow discuss final phase of World War II
Feb 8th - Allied air attack on Goch/Kleef/Kalkar/Reichswald
Feb 8th - Paul Brown agrees to coach the new American football expansion team in Cleveland, which would later be named the Cleveland Browns after their coach
American Football Coach Paul BrownAmerican Football Coach Paul Brown Feb 9th - -Feb 10] Germany destroys Ruhrdammen
Feb 9th - WAAF-corporal flies along the tail of a Spitfire
Feb 9th - The Battle of the Atlantic: HMS Venturer sinks U-Boat 864 off the coast of Norway.
Feb 10th - "Rum & Coca Cola" by Andrews Sisters hits #1
Feb 11th - 1st gas turbine propeller-driven airplane flight tested, Downey, CA
Feb 11th - Yalta agreement signed by FDR, Churchill & Stalin
Feb 12th - SF selected for site of UN Conference
Feb 13th - Allied planes begin bombing Dresden, Germany; a firestorm results and over 22,000 die
Feb 13th - Gerbrandy Dutch government refuses Dutch Jewish right to buy
Feb 13th - USSR captures Budapest, after 49-day battle with Germany; 159,000 die
Feb 14th - Second day of the bombing of Dresden by Allies air forces
Feb 14th - Peru, Paraguay, Chile & Ecuador joins UN
Feb 14th - World War II: Prague is bombed probably due to a mistake in the orientation of the pilots bombing Dresden.
Feb 14th - World War II: Mostar is liberated by Yugoslav partisans.
Feb 16th - US forces land on Corregidor, complete conquest on March 3
Feb 16th - Venezuela declares war on Nazi Germany
Feb 19th - 980 Japanese soldiers reportedly killed by crocodiles in 2 days on Ramree Island, Burma
Feb 19th - Brotherhood Day-1st celebrated
United States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo JimaUnited States Marines raise the U.S. flag atop Mount Suribachi, during the Battle of Iwo Jima
Feb 19th - US 5th Fleet launches invasion of Iwo Jima against the Japanese with 30,000 US Marines

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 791

Jan 1st - Jacques Ickx, Belgium, Le Mans auto race (6-time winner)
Jan 1st - Peter Duncan, Australian politician
Jan 3rd - Stephen Stills, songwriter/guitarist (Cosby Stills & Nash), born in Dallas, Texas
Jan 4th - Jay Dee Maness, Loma Linda Ca, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited)
Jan 4th - Vesa-Matti Loiri, Finnish entertainer
Jan 4th - Richard R. Schrock, American chemist, Nobel laureate
Jan 5th - Sam Wyche, NFL coach (Cincinnati Bengals)
Jan 5th - Roger Spottiswoode, Canadian-born film director
Jan 6th - Barry Holstein Lopez, US author (Of Wolves & Men)
Jan 6th - Barry John, Welsh rugby player
Jan 6th - Pepe Le Pew, cartoon skunk (Au Dorable Kitty)
Jan 6th - Allen Appel, American novelist
Jan 7th - Tony Conigliaro, Mass, baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox)
Jan 7th - Dick Marty, Swiss politician
Jan 7th - Raila Odinga, Prime Minister of Kenya
Jan 8th - John Peters, rock drummer (Harpers Bizarre)
Jan 8th - Terry Sylvester, rocker (Hollies)
Jan 9th - Frank J Biondi Jr, president (HBO)
Jan 9th - Harun Farocki, actor/director (Nicht loeschbares Feur)
Jan 9th - John Doman, American actor
Singer Rod StewartSinger Rod Stewart (Jan 10th) Jan 10th - Rod Stewart, British singer (Maggie Mae, Do You Think I'm Sexy), born in London, England
Jan 10th - Edward Wiskoski, American professional wrestler
Jan 11th - Christine Kaufmann, Austria, actress (Town Without Pity, Red Lips)
Jan 11th - Samdech Preah Sanghareach Bour Kry, Supreme Patriarch of the Cambodian Dhammayutt Order
Jan 12th - Maggie Bell, rocker, born in Glasgow, Scotland
Jan 13th - [Eileen] Joy[ce] Chant [Rutter], UK, sci-fi author (High Kings)
Jan 14th - Einar Hakonarson, Icelandic painter
Jan 14th - Maina Gielgud, British ballet dancer and administrator
Jan 14th - Vonetta McGee, American actress, born in San Francisco, California, (d. 2010)
Jan 15th - Vince Foster, Hope Arkansas, American lawyer (d. 1993)
Jan 15th - William R. Higgins, USMC colonel (d. 1990)
Jan 15th - Princess Michael of Kent, British royal
Jan 16th - Kabir Bedi, actor (Thief of Baghdad, Terminal Entry)
Jan 17th - William Hart, US singer (4 Gents, Delfonics-I'm Sorry)
Jan 17th - Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter
Jan 19th - Charles Amirkhanian, composer
Jan 19th - Rod Evans, rocker (Deep Purple-Come Taste the Band)
Jan 19th - Vadim Abdrashitov, director (Fox Hunt, Parade of Planets)
Jan 20th - Eric Stewart, rock guitarist (10cc-I'm Not in Love)
Jan 20th - Peter Beckwith, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
Jan 20th - Christopher Martin-Jenkins, cricket commentator and correspondent
Jan 21st - Andrew Stein, pres of NYC council (D)
Jan 21st - Chris Britton, rocker (Troggs-Rock & Roll Goldmine)
Jan 22nd - Michael Cristofer, actor/writer (Little Drummer Girl)
Jan 23rd - Mike Harris, Canadian politician, Premier of Ontario
Jan 24th - D. Todd Christofferson, LDS apostle
Jan 24th - John Garamendi, American politician
Jan 25th - Leigh Taylor-Young, actress (Peyton Place, Alice B Toklas), born in Washington, D.C.
Jan 26th - Mick Hill, cricketer (NSW all-rounder 1964-75)
Jan 26th - Barbara Kruger, Newark New Jersey, American conceptual artist
Jan 26th - Jacqueline du Pré, English cellist (d. 1987)
Jan 27th - Mairead Corrigan-Maguire, North Irish peace activist (Nobel 1976)
Jan 27th - Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader (d. 2005)
Jan 28th - Nick Raynsford, British MP
Jan 28th - José Luis Perales, Spanish singer
Jan 28th - Robert Wyatt, English musician
Jan 29th - Donna Marie Caponi Young, LPGA golfer (US Open 1969, 70), born in Detroit, Michigan
Jan 29th - James Nicholson, British MEP
Actor Tom SelleckActor Tom Selleck (Jan 29th) Jan 29th - Tom Selleck, actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI), born in Detroit, Michigan
Jan 29th - Jim Nicholson, Irish politician
Jan 29th - Donna Caponi, LPGA Golfer and four-time Major winner, born in Detroit, Michigan
Jan 30th - Michael Dorris, writer
Jan 30th - Robert Wittinger, composer
Jan 31st - Noah Creshevsky, composer
Feb 1st - Ole Buck, composer
Feb 2nd - Ronnie Goodson, rocker
Feb 3rd - Bob Griese, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, 1971 Player of Year)
Feb 3rd - Johnny Cymbal, rocker (Mr Bass Man)
Feb 3rd - Willeke Alberti, [Verbruggen], Dutch vocalist/actress (Small Truth)
Feb 4th - David Brenner, Phila, comedian/TV talk show host (Nightlife)
Reggae Musician Bob MarleyReggae Musician Bob Marley (Feb 6th) Feb 6th - Bob [Robert Nesta] Marley, Nine Mile St Ann, Jamaican reggae musician and singer-songwriter (Wailers-No Woman)
Feb 7th - Gerald Davies, British rugby player
Feb 7th - Pete Postlethwaite, actor (The Boxer)
Feb 7th - Ian Jack, Scottish journalist
Feb 9th - Bill Bergey, NFLer
Feb 9th - Mia [Maria] Farrow, LA, actress (Rosemary's Baby, Purple Rose of Cairo)
Feb 10th - John Hayes, secretary-general (British Law Society)
Feb 10th - Klas Tuinstra, Dutch MP (CDA)
Feb 12th - Cliff De Young, actor (F/X, Hunger, Shock Treatment), born in Los Angeles, California
Feb 12th - Joe Schermie, Madison Wi, bassist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
Feb 12th - Maud Adams, Lulea Sweden, actress (Octopussy, Rollerball, Tattoo)
Feb 13th - Keith Nichols, jazz pianist
Feb 13th - King Floyd, rocker
Feb 13th - Roy Dyke, rock drummer (Ashton, Gardner & Dyke), born in Liverpool, England
Feb 13th - David Tremlett, English Artist
Feb 14th - Gregory Hines, actor/dancer (White Nights, Taps), born in NYC, New York
Feb 14th - Hans Adam, prince of Liechtenstein
Feb 14th - K M Jenkins, British director of personnel (Royal Mail)
Feb 14th - Vic Briggs, England, rocker (Animals)
Feb 14th - William Hill Boner, (Rep-D-TN, 1979- )
Feb 14th - Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Piriápolis, Uruguay, football goalkeeper, (d. 2013)
Feb 15th - John Helliwell, British musician (Supertramp)
Feb 15th - Douglas Hofstadter, American academic and writer
Feb 17th - Brenda Fricker, actress (My Left Foot), born in Dublin, Ireland
Feb 17th - Patricia Morrow, actress (Rita-Peyton Place)
Feb 17th - Willie J L Swildens-Rozendal, Dutch MP (PvdA)
Feb 18th - Judy Rankin, St Louis Mo, LPGA golfer (Vare Trophy 1976-77)
Feb 18th - Michael Nader, St Louis Mo, actor (Peter-Gidget, Dex Dexter-Dynasty)
Feb 19th - Jon Whiteley, actor (Moonfleet)
Feb 19th - Michael Nader, actor (Dynasty, All My Children)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 23 of 23

Jan 6th - Future US President George H W Bush marries Barbara Pierce at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye NY
US First Lady Barbara BushUS First Lady Barbara Bush (Jan 6th) Jan 6th - US First Lady Barbara Bush (19) weds 41st president George H. W. Bush (20) at the First Presbyterian Church in Rye, New York
Jan 29th - Actress Gloria Swanson (45) weds William N. Davey
Mar 21st - Actor Humphrey Bogart (44) marries actress Lauren Bacall (20)
Apr 29th - Adolf Hitler (56) marries Eva Braun (33) in the Führerbunker, Berlin
Apr 30th - MLB catcher Roy Campanella (23) weds Ruthe Willis
May 21st - Director Akira Kurosawa (35) weds actress Yoko Yaguchi (23)
May 22nd - Paranormal investigator Lorraine Warren (18) weds partner Ed Warren (18)
Jun 2nd - Athlete Jim Thorpe (57) weds Patricia Askew
Jun 13th - "Three Smart Girls" actress Deanna Durbin (23) weds film writer, producer and actor Felix Jackson at The Little Church Of The West in Las Vegas
Jul 21st - Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (54) weds Kay Marvis
Writer Kurt Vonnegut JrWriter Kurt Vonnegut Jr (Sep 1st) Sep 1st - Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (23) weds childhood sweetheart Jane Marie Cox
Sep 7th - "Star Trek" actor DeForest Kelley (25) weds Carolyn Dowling
Sep 19th - Actress Shirley Temple (17) weds actor John Agar (24) in an Episcopal ceremony at Wilshire Methodist Church
Sep 21st - Publisher Malcolm Forbes (26) weds Roberta Remsen Laidlaw
Sep 27th - Actor Richard Cromwell (35) weds actress Angela Lansbury (19) in Independence, California
Oct 5th - Actress Janet Leigh (18) weds Stanley Reames at Morris Chapel in Stockton, California
Oct 17th - Actress Ava Gardner (22) weds band leader Artie Shaw (35) in Hollywood
Oct 22nd - Argentine military officer and politician Juan Perón (50) weds actress Eva Perón (26) on a civil ceremony in Junin
Painter Jackson PollockPainter Jackson Pollock (Oct 25th) Oct 25th - Painter Jackson Pollock (33) weds painter Lee Krasner (27)
Nov 30th - Actress Bette Davis (37) weds artist William Grant Sherry
Dec 5th - Actor Eddie Albert (39) weds actress Margo (28)
Dec 24th - Actress Mary Astor (39) weds Thomas Gordon Wheelock

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

Author Ernest HemingwayAuthor Ernest Hemingway (Dec 21st) Dec 21st - American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway and journalist Martha Gellhorn divorce after 5 years of marriage.
Dec 25th - Actor John Wayne (38) divorces Josephine Saenz (37) after 12 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 223

Jan 1st - Vit Nejedly, composer, dies at 33
Jan 2nd - Betram Home Ramsay, Engl adm/Cmdr Naval Forces (Normandy), dies at 61
Jan 3rd - Fyodor Akimenko, composer, dies at 68
Jan 3rd - Edgar Cayce, American psychic (b. 1877)
Jan 3rd - Ferdynand Antoni Ossendowski, Polish writer (b. 1879)
Jan 6th - Vladimir Vernadsky, Russian mineralogist (b. 1863)
Jan 8th - Jac[obus] P Thijsse, Dutch biologist (Omgang met planten), dies at 79
Jan 8th - Karl Krafft, Swiss astrologer who was manipulated by the Nazi regime (b. 1900)
Jan 9th - Jüri Uluots, Estonian Prime Minister (b. 1890)
Jan 10th - Rudolf Borchardt, writer, dies at 67
Jan 14th - Sandor Vandor, composer, dies at 43
Jan 16th - Dennis Donnini, Brit rifleman (Victoria Cross), dies in battle at 19
Jan 19th - Ernest B Allo, French theologist, dies at 71
Jan 22nd - A Wolfenstein, writer, dies at 61
Jan 22nd - Carlo Felice Boghen, composer, dies a day before 76th birthday
Jan 22nd - Johan Eykman, theologist (World Church), dies at 52
Jan 22nd - Else Lasker-Schuler, German-born poet (b. 1869)
Jan 23rd - Helmuth J Moltke, German politician ("July 20th Plot"), executed at 37
Jan 28th - Philip "Felix" Bekkers, actor (We Go on Trip), dies at 37
Jan 30th - Gottlieb J Haberlandt, Hungarian/German botanist, dies at 90
Jan 30th - William Busch, composer, dies at 43
Jan 31st - Eddie Slovik, 1st US executed for desertion since Civil War at 25
Feb 1st - Johan Huizinga, Dutch culture historian (Homo Ludens), dies at 72
Feb 2nd - Carl Friedrich Goerdeler, German Leipzig mayor and Nazi regime opponent (20th July plot), hanged at 60
Feb 3rd - Jose Rolon, composer, dies at 61
Feb 3rd - Roland Freisler, German Nazi judge (July 20th plotter case), dies
Feb 6th - Jan Bos, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
Feb 6th - Paul Bos, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
Feb 9th - George J L Maduro, resistance fighter (Madurodam), dies in Dachau
Feb 9th - Jan Bakker, resistance fighter, executed at 26
Feb 10th - Juan de Hernandez, composer, dies at 63
Feb 10th - Anacleto Diaz, Filipino jurist (b. 1878)
Feb 11th - Al Dubin, Swiss songwriter (Tiptoe Thru The Tulips), dies at 53
Feb 11th - J S H Lokerman, Dutch resistance fighter, dies in Neugengamme
Feb 12th - Henrietta Szold, founder (Hadassah, Youth Aliyah), dies
Feb 12th - Walraven [Wally] van Hall, Dutch banker/resisted Nazis, executed at 39
Feb 12th - Antonio Villa-Real, Filipino jurist (b. 1880)
Feb 13th - George Studd, cricketer (4 Tests with brother v Aus 1882-83), dies
Feb 16th - Billy Frank, cricketer (Test South Africa v Eng 1896, 5 & 2, 1-52), dies
Feb 16th - Rudolf Vornlund, Swedish playwright (Upproret), dies at 45
Feb 19th - Wim Speelman, Dutch resistance fighter, executed at 26
Feb 21st - Eric Liddell, Scottish runner (Olympic-gold 1924), dies at 43
Feb 22nd - Osip Brik, Russian writer (b. 1888)
Feb 23rd - Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj), dies at 62
Feb 23rd - Aubrey Cousins, Canadian sergeant (Victoria Cross), dies in battle
Feb 24th - Ahmed Maher Pasha, Egypt's PM, assassinated in parliament
Feb 25th - Mário de Andrade, Brazilian writer and photographer (b. 1893)
Feb 27th - HJ Lochtman, Dutch chaplain/resistance fighter, dies in Bergen-Belsen
Mar 2nd - Emily Carr, Canadian artist (b. 1871)
Mar 3rd - Arthur Vanderpoorten, Flemish Internal minister (1940), dies at 61
Mar 3rd - Koos Speenhoff, Dutch singer, killed in bombing raid at 75
Mar 4th - Lucille La Verne, American actress (b. 1872)
Mar 4th - Mark Sandrich, American film director, writer and producer (b. 1900)
Mar 5th - Lena Baker, American murderer (b. 1901)
Mar 6th - Jan Thijssen, Dutch resistance fighter, executed at Savage Farm
Mar 6th - Rudolph Karel, composer, dies at 64
Mar 7th - Adolf Bartels, German writer/racist, dies at 82
Mar 8th - H J Jamin, Dutch resistance fighter, dies in Buchenwald
Mar 8th - Jan Beekes, resistance fighter, executed at 26
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne FrankJewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank (Mar 12th) Mar 12th - Anne Frank, diarist (Diary of Anne Frank), killed in Belsen Camp aged 15
Mar 13th - Herbert Bedford, composer, dies at 78
Mar 15th - Herman B Wiardi Beckman, Dutch MP (SDAP), dies at 41
Mar 16th - Pierre Drieu la Rochelle, French writer/poet, commits suicide at 52
Mar 16th - Börries von Münchhausen, German poet (b. 1874)
Mar 18th - William Grover-Williams, British racing driver
Mar 19th - Fritz Fromm, German supreme commander of Reserve army, executed
Mar 21st - J Woortman, Dutch resistance fighter, dies in Bergen-Belsen at 39
Mar 21st - Artur Nebe, German SS officer {b. 1894)
Mar 22nd - J Postuma, Dutch resistance fighter, dies
Mar 24th - J S Nicklin, Lt-Col/Canada's 1st parachutist, dies
Mar 24th - Thomas Rennie, Gen-Maj (Dutch command 51st Highland Division), dies
Mar 26th - David Lloyd George, British (L) premier (1916-22), dies at 82
Mar 26th - Isaack Stouten, resistance fighter, shot to death at 29
Mar 27th - Jorgen Nielsen, Danish writer (romance), dies at 42
Mar 29th - Karl T Sapper, German geographer/geologist (Vulkankunde), dies at 79
Mar 30th - Karel Moor, composer, dies at 71
Physicist and Nobel Laureate Hans FischerPhysicist and Nobel Laureate Hans Fischer (Mar 31st) Mar 31st - Hans Fischer, German physicist (Nobel 1930), dies at 63
Mar 31st - Maurice Rose, 1st US general in Nazi Germany, killed in action at 45
Apr 3rd - Joseph Weinheber, Austria poet/writer (Vienna Verbatim), dies at 43
Apr 5th - Huldreich Georg Fruh, composer, dies at 41
Apr 6th - Benjamin M Telders, president (Dutch Liberal States Party), dies at 42
Apr 9th - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German theologist/antifascist, hanged
Apr 9th - Hans Oster, German major-general/spy, "July 20th plot", hanged
Apr 9th - Hans von Dohnanyi, "July 20th plotter", hanged
Apr 9th - Wilhelm Canaris, Admiral/headed Germany Abwehr, hanged
Apr 9th - Georg Elser, failed assassin of Hitler (b. 1903)
Apr 10th - Hendrik N Werkman, resistance/painter (Blue Boat), executed at 63
Apr 10th - Charles Nordhoff, English-born writer (b. 1887)
Apr 11th - Kamiel van Baelen, Flemish resistance fighter (in Dachau), dies at 29
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Apr 12th) Apr 12th - Franklin Roosevelt, 32nd US President (D) (1933-1945), dies in office of a stroke at 63
Apr 13th - Ernst Cassirer, German philosopher (b. 1874)
Apr 17th - Hannie Schaft, "Girl with red hair," executed
Apr 17th - Ion Pillat, Romania poet/senator (Umbra timpului), dies
Apr 17th - Walter Model, German fieldmarshal, commits suicide at 54
Apr 18th - Ernest T Pyle, British/US newscaster, killed in WW II at 44
Apr 18th - John Ambrose Fleming, electrical engineer, dies
Apr 18th - Ernie Pyle, American journalist (b. 1900)
Apr 19th - J P Heyboer, resistance fighter, executed
Apr 21st - John Poston, British major/Montgomery's ADC, dies in battle at 25
Apr 22nd - Kathe Kollwitz, German graphic artist, dies at 77

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