What Happened in 1945 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 660

  • Feb 19 Brotherhood Day-1st celebrated

Victory in battleRaising the Flag on Iwo Jima

Feb 19 US 5th Fleet launches invasion of Iwo Jima against the Japanese with 30,000 US Marines

  • Feb 21 Archbishop De Jong calls for help with war casualties
  • Feb 21 British Army captures Goch
  • Feb 21 US 10th Armour division overthrows Orscholz line
  • Feb 22 Arab League forms (Cairo)
  • Feb 22 British troops take Ramree Island, Burma
  • Feb 22 Canadian 3rd Division occupies Moyland
  • Feb 23 2nd Dutch government of Gerbrandy forms in London
  • Feb 23 Canadian troops occupy Kalkar
  • Feb 23 Operation Grenade: Gen Simpson's 9th Army crosses Ruhr
  • Feb 23 US Marines raise the flag on Iwo Jima, later a famous photo and Marine Corps War Memorial sculpture
  • Feb 24 Egypt & Syria declare war on nazi-Germany
  • Feb 24 Manila freed from Japanese
  • Feb 24 Nazi occupiers begin state of siege
  • Feb 24 Egyptian Premier Ahmed Maher Pasha is killed in Parliament after reading a decree.
  • Feb 25 US aircraft carriers attack Tokyo
  • Feb 25 World War II: Turkey declares war on Germany.
  • Feb 26 Very heavy bombing on Berlin by 8th US Air Force
  • Feb 27 Battle of US 94 Infantry
  • Mar 1 British 43rd Division under Gen Hubert Essame occupies Xanten
  • Mar 1 Chinese 30th division occupies Hsenwi
  • Mar 1 US infantry regiment captures Mönchengladbach
  • Mar 2 US 8th Air Force bombs Dresden
  • Mar 2 King Michael of Romania gives in to Communist government

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Mar 3 Winston Churchill visits Field Marshal Montgomery's headquarters

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Mar 3 RAF bombing error hits The Hague killing 511
  • Mar 3 Roermond & Venlo, Netherlands, liberated
  • Mar 3 US & Philippine forces recaptures Corregidor
  • Mar 3 US 7th Army occupies last part of Westwall
  • Mar 4 Finland declares war on nazi-Germany

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Mar 4 In the United Kingdom, Princess Elizabeth, later Queen Elizabeth II, joins the British Auxiliary Transport Service as a driver.

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Mar 5 Allies bombs The Hague, Netherlands

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Mar 5 Generals Eisenhower, Patton & Patch meet in Luneville

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • Mar 5 US 7th Army Corps captures Cologne
  • Mar 5 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
  • Mar 5 World War II: The Battle of the Ruhr begins.
  • Mar 6 117 SD-prisoners executed at Savage Farm
  • Mar 6 Chinese 38th division occupies Lashio
  • Mar 6 Erich Honnecker & Erich Hanke flee nazis
  • Mar 6 Federico Garcia Lorca's "La Casa" premieres in Buenos Aires
  • Mar 7 Attack on car of Netherlands SS Police Chief Hans Rauter by Dutch resistance, Rauter injured
  • Mar 7 Cologne taken by allied armies
  • Mar 7 US 9th Armoured Division attacks Remagen Germany, crosses Rhine
  • Mar 7 Yugoslavia government of Tito forms
  • Mar 8 "Kiss Me Kate" opens in Britain
  • Mar 8 53 Amsterdammers executed by nazi occupiers
  • Mar 8 International Women's Day is 1st observed
  • Mar 8 Phyllis M Daley is 1st black nurse sworn-in as US Navy ensign

BattleFirebombing of Tokyo

Mar 9 334 US B-29 Superfortresses attack Tokyo with 120,000 fire bombs

  • Mar 9 Japanese proclaim "independence" of Indo-China
  • Mar 10 Fieldmarshal Albert Kesselring succeeds Gerd von Rundstedt as commander of German Army Command in the West
  • Mar 10 Germany blows-up Wessel Bridge on Rhine
  • Mar 10 Japan declares Vietnam Independence

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Mar 10 Patton's 3rd Army makes contact with Hodge's 1st Army

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • Mar 10 Tokyo in fire after night time B-29 bombings, more than 100,000 people die, mostly civilians.
  • Mar 10 US troops lands on Mindanao
  • Mar 11 1,000 allied bombers harass Essen, 4,662 ton bombs
  • Mar 11 Flemish nazi collaborator Maria Huygens sentenced to death
  • Mar 12 30 Amsterdammers executed by nazi occupiers
  • Mar 12 Italy's Communist Party (CPI) calls for armed uprising in Italy
  • Mar 12 NY is 1st to prohibit discrimination by race & creed in employment
  • Mar 12 USSR returns Transylvania to Romania
  • Mar 13 Queen Wilhelmina returns to Netherlands
  • Mar 13 Sicherheitsdienst arrest Dutch resistance fighter Henry Werkman
  • Mar 14 RAF bomb cuts railway link Hannover-Hamm

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 15 17th Academy Awards: "Going My Way", Bing Crosby & Ingrid Bergman win

Actress Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • Mar 15 Bert Shepard (1 legged WW II vet) tries out as a pitcher for Senators
  • Mar 15 Billboard publishes its 1st album chart (King Cole Trio is #1)
  • Mar 15 Catholic University of Nijmegen reopens
  • Mar 15 Dodgers open spring training at Bear Mountain NY
  • Mar 16 Allies secure Iwo Jima
  • Mar 16 Würzburg, Germany is 90% destroyed, with 5,000 dead, in only 20 minutes by British bombers.
  • Mar 17 Allied ships bomb North-Sumatra
  • Mar 18 1,250 US bombers attacks Berlin

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Mar 18 Maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the 1st NHLer to score 50 goals

Ice Hockey Player Maurice Richard
Ice Hockey Player
Maurice Richard
  • Mar 18 US Task Force 58 attacks targets on Kiushu
  • Mar 19 800 killed as Kamikaze attacked USS Franklin off Japan

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Mar 19 Adolf Hitler issues "Nero Decree" to destroy all German factories

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Mar 19 British 36th division conquers Mogok (ruby mine)
  • Mar 19 US Task Force 58 attacks ships near Kobe/Kure
  • Mar 20 US 70th Infantry division/7th Armour division attack Saar
  • Mar 21 1st Japanese flying bombs (ochas) attack Okinawa
  • Mar 21 During WW II Allied bombers begin 4-day raid over Germany
  • Mar 21 Dutch Resistance fighter Hannie Schaft arrested by Nazi police
  • Mar 22 Arab League forms with adoption of a charter in Cairo Egypt
  • Mar 22 US 3rd Army crosses Rhine at Nierstein
  • Mar 23 British 7th Black Watch crosses the Rhine
  • Mar 23 Largest operation in WWII's Pacific War, 1,500 US Navy ships bomb the Japanese island of Okinawa
  • Mar 23 Premier Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Straelen
  • Mar 24 Generals Eisenhower, Montgomery & Bradley discuss advance in Germany
  • Mar 24 Largest one-day airborne drop, 600 transports & 1300 gliders
  • Mar 24 Operation Varsity: British, US & Canadian airborne landings east of the Rhine
  • Mar 24 US minesweepers reach Kerama Retto, South coast of Okinawa
  • Mar 25 US 1st army breaks out bridgehead near Remagen
  • Mar 25 US 4th Armored div arrives at Hanau & Aschaffenburg
  • Mar 25 US Northern Tractor Flotilla departs Ulithi to Okinawa
  • Mar 26 British premier Winston Churchill looks over at the Rhine (near Ginsberg)

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Mar 26 De Paul wins NIT basketball championship, George Mikan scores 34

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 790

  • Feb 19 Thomas Brasch, German writer and film director, born in Westow, England (d. 2001)
  • Feb 20 Alan Hull, singer/composer
  • Feb 20 Andrew Bergman, director/screenwriter (Soapdish, Honeymoon in Vegas)
  • Feb 20 Brion James, American actor (d. 1999)
  • Feb 20 Annu Kapoor, Indian actor
  • Feb 21 Paul Newton, rock bassist
  • Feb 21 Sudhir Naik, cricketer (Indian Test batsman in 2 Tests 1974)
  • Feb 22 Oliver [William Oliver Swofford], American pop singer (Good Morning Starshine, Jean), born in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • Feb 22 Leslie Charleson, actress (Monica-General Hospital), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Feb 23 Frank Murray, police Officer
  • Feb 25 Elkie Brooks, rocker (Pearl's a Singer), born in Manchester, England
  • Feb 25 Shivadhar Srinivasa Naipaul, Trinidad, novelist, essayist (Fireflies)
  • Feb 26 Mitch Ryder, rocker (& Detroit Wheels-Devil With the Blue Dress)
  • Feb 26 Peter Brock, Australian motorsports champion (d. 2006)
  • Feb 26 Giannis Ioannidis, Greek basketball coach and politician
  • Feb 27 Daniel Olbrychski, Poland, actor (La Truite)
  • Feb 28 Charles "Bubba" Smith, Tx, NFLer (Balt Colts)/actor (Police Academy)
  • Feb 28 Mimsy Farmer, actress (Devil's Angel, Road to Salina), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 28 Ronnie Rosman, rocker (Tommy James Shondells-Crystal Blue Persuasion)
  • Mar 2 Gordon Thompson, Ottawa Canada, actor (Adam Carrington-Dynasty)
  • Mar 2 Joy Garrett, actress (Jo-Days of Our Lives)
  • Mar 3 Farooq Hamid, cricketer (1-107 in Test, Pakistan v Australia 1964)
  • Mar 3 Hattie Winston, actress (Nurse, Electric Company), born in Greenville, Mississippi
  • Mar 4 Dieter Meier, Swiss singer/children book writer (Yello)
  • Mar 4 Jaime Tirelli, actor (Orlando Lopez-Ball Four), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 4 Tara Browne, British socialite (d. 1966)
  • Mar 4 Frank Novak, American actor
  • Mar 4 Tommy Svensson, Swedish football manager
  • Mar 5 Randy Matson, US, shot putter (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Mar 6 Anna Maria Horsford, actress (Thelma Frye-Amen), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 6 Hugh Grundy, Winchester England, drummer (Zombies-She's Not There)
  • Mar 7 Arthur Lee, rocker (Vindicator)
  • Mar 7 John Heard, actor (Cat People, Cutter's Way, CHUD), born in Washington D.C.
  • Mar 8 Graeme Watson, cricketer (Australian opening batsman 5 Tests 1966-72)
  • Mar 8 Jim Chapman, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1985-1997), born in Washington, District of Columbia
  • Mar 8 Micky Dolenz, actor (Circus Boy)/singer (Monkees), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 8 Bruce Broughton, American composer
  • Mar 8 Anselm Kiefer, German painter
  • Mar 9 Laura Lee, [Rundless], singer (Dirty Man, Women's Love Rights)
  • Mar 9 Robin Trower, guitarist (Procol Harum-Whiter Shade of Pale), born in London, England
  • Mar 9 Dennis Rader, American serial killer
  • Mar 9 Robert Calvert, South African-British writer and musician (Hawkwind), born in Pretoria (d. 1988)
  • Mar 10 Katharine Houghton, actress (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Mar 10 Birgitta Sellén, Swedish politician
  • Mar 10 Elizabeth Brumfiel, [Elizabeth Stern], American feminist archaeologist, former president of the American Anthropological Association
  • Mar 11 Harvey Mandel, rock guitarist (Drei Amerikanische LP's)
  • Mar 11 Timothy Mason, consultant (British Arts Council)
  • Mar 11 Tricia O'Neal, actress (Piranha Part II), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Mar 11 Dock Ellis, American baseball player
  • Mar 12 Hans van Emden, Dutch guitarist (Les Baroques)
  • Mar 12 Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, American gangster
  • Mar 13 Anatoly Timofeevich Fomenko, Russian mathematician
  • Mar 14 Herman[us J] van Veen, Neth, cabaretier/singer/composer/writer
  • Mar 14 Michael Martin Murphey, country singer (Wildfire), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Mar 14 Walt Parazaider, rock saxophonist (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 15 Jorgen Sundelin, Sweden, yachtsmen (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Mar 15 Mark J Green, American lawyer/author (Closed Enterprise System), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 15 Tracy Smith, long-distance runner, born in Altadena, California)
  • Mar 15 A. K. Faezul Huq, Bengali lawyer and politician (d. 2007)
  • Mar 17 Paco Gonzalez, race horse trainer
  • Mar 17 Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (d. 1982)
  • Mar 17 Michael Hayden, General USAF, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
  • Mar 18 Aleksey Vakhonin, USSR, bantam weight (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • Mar 18 Joy Fielding, Canadian novelist and actress
  • Mar 18 Hiroh Kikai, Japanese photographer
  • Mar 18 Eric Woolfson, Scottish singer and producer (The Alan Parsons Project), born in Glasgow (d. 2009)
  • Mar 19 Lisa Nicole Baker, Detroit TX, playmate of the year (Nov 1966)
  • Mar 19 Stefanos Kiriakidis, Greek actor
  • Mar 20 Larry Combest, (Rep-R-TX, 1985- )
  • Mar 20 Pat Riley, Schenectady NY, NBA coach (Lakers, Knicks, Heat)
  • Mar 20 Tim Yeo, British MP/under-sect (State of Environment)
  • Mar 20 Henry Bartholomay, American fighter pilot
  • Mar 20 Jay Ingram, Canadian television host and author
  • Mar 21 Rosemary Stone, vocalist/pianist (Sly & Family Stone-Everyday People)
  • Mar 21 Vernon Guy, US gospel singer (Cool Sounds, Sharpees)
  • Mar 22 Alan Opie, baritone (Boughton Bethlehem, Britten 5 Canticles)
  • Mar 22 Charles "Chuck" Jackson, US singer (Playboy, Independents)
  • Mar 22 Jeremy Clyde, England, rocker (Chad & Jeremy-Yesterday's Gone)
  • Mar 23 Franco Battiato, Italian singer, songwriter and filmmaker
  • Mar 24 Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist
  • Mar 24 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2016)
  • Mar 26 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • Mar 27 Briton Selby, Canadian NHL player, born in Kingston, Ontario
  • Mar 28 Chuck Portz, bassist (Turtles-Happy Together), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Mar 28 Hans Brunhart, leader of Liechtenstein (1978-93)
  • Mar 28 Count Björn Hamilton, Swedish politician
  • Mar 29 Julie Goodyear, British actress (Bet Lynch-Coronation Street)

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Mar 29 Walt "Clyde" Frazier, NBA guard (NY Knicks), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Basketball Player Walt Frazier
Basketball Player
Walt Frazier
  • Mar 29 Willem Ruis, Dutch TV host (Willem Ruis Show)

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Mar 30 Eric Clapton, English singer and guitarist (Tears in Heaven), born in Ripley, Surrey, England

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • Mar 31 Valerie Curtin, American actress, writer, and producer
  • Apr 1 Heather Young, Bremerton Wash, actress (Betty-Land of Giants)
  • Apr 1 Kenny Buttrey, American influential drummer, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2004)
  • Apr 2 Don Sutton, baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers)
  • Apr 2 Linda Hunt, actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Apr 2 Lord Skelmersdale, British minister (C)
  • Apr 2 Anne Waldman, American poet
  • Apr 3 Catherine Spaak, France, actress (Libertine, Hotel, Circle of Love)
  • Apr 3 Richard Manuel, rock pianist/vocalist (Band-Up on Cripple Creek)
  • Apr 3 Wim J Deetman, Dutch minister of education/MP (CDA)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 224

  • Apr 23 Albrecht Haushofer, writer, dies at 42
  • Apr 24 Anton de Kom, Suriname resistance fighter, dies at 47
  • Apr 24 Hubert Bath, composer, dies at 61
  • Apr 26 Pavlo Skoropadsky, Ukrainian politician and general (b. 1871)
  • Apr 26 Sigmund Rascher, Nazi doctor (b. 1909)

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Apr 28 Benito Mussolini, Fascist dictator of Italy, shot by communist partisans at 61

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • Apr 28 Claretta Petacci, mistress of Mussolini, executed
  • Apr 28 Hans Bloesch, writer, dies
  • Apr 28 Roberto Farinacci, Italian fascist (b. 1892)
  • Apr 29 Matthias Kleinheisterkamp, German SS officer (b. 1893)

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Apr 30 Adolf Hitler, German Dictator (1936-45), commits suicide at 56

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Apr 30 Eva Braun, German mistress/wife of Hitler, commits suicide at 33
  • May 1 Desider Antalffy-Zsiross, Hungarian organist/composer, dies at 59

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May 1 Paul Joseph Goebbels, German Nazi Minister of Propoganda, commits suicide aged 47 with his wife and arranges the death of his 6 children aged

Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Minister of Propaganda and Information
Joseph Goebbels
  • May 2 Martin Bormann, German Nazi Officer, Personal Secretary to Hitler, commits suicide aged 44 (remains identified 1972)
  • May 2 Ludwig Stumpfegger, German SS doctor and Hitler's personal surgeon commits suicide at 34
  • May 2 Joe Corbett, baseball player (b. 1875)
  • May 3 Louis L H de Visser, Dutch MP (CPN), dies at 66
  • May 5 Peter Van Pels, Jewish Refugee (b. 1926)
  • May 5 Elsie Mitchell and five Sunday school students become the only people to die due to world war two on the main land of the United States when they are killed by a Japanese fire balloon that landed in the forest of Gearhart Mountain, near Bly, Southern Oregon
  • May 8 Bernhard Rust, Nazi education minister (b. 1883)
  • May 9 Clem Hill, cricketer (49 Tests for Australia 1896-1912), dies
  • May 10 Richard Glücks, German SS officer (b. 1889)
  • May 13 Tubby Hall, American musician (b. 1895)
  • May 14 Heber J. Grant, seventh president of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1856)
  • May 15 Major Courtney, US medal of honor marine, dies in battle of Sugar Loaf
  • May 15 Charles Williams, UK writer (b. 1886)
  • May 17 Jan van Geenen, resistance fighter, dies
  • May 17 Sasaki Shigetsu Sokei-an, founder 1st Zen Institute of America, dies
  • May 19 Philipp Bouhler, German nazi leader (b. 1889)
  • May 22 Carel A Lion Cachet, lithographer/wood carver, dies
  • May 25 Demjan Bednyi, Russian writer and satirist, dies at 62
  • May 30 Irma Laplasse, Flemish farmer/nazi collaborator, executed
  • Jun 4 Georg Kaiser, German playwright (The Burghers of Calais), dies at 66
  • Jun 6 Meinoud M Rost van Tonningen, anti semite/NSB (1937-41), suicide
  • Jun 7 Nishida Kitaro, scholar/philosopher/Zen practitioner, dies at 74
  • Jun 7 Ruben Marcos Campos, composer, dies at 69
  • Jun 8 Karl Hanke, Nazi official (b. 1903)
  • Jun 16 Aris Velouchiotis, Greek guerrilla resistance leader (b. 1905)
  • Jun 18 Colonel Roberts, commandant 22nd regiment marines, dies in battle
  • Jun 18 Simon B Buckner, US lt-gen/commandant of 10th Army, dies in action
  • Jun 20 Bruno Frank, German-born American writer, dies at 58
  • Jun 21 Josef Hora, Czech writer/poet (Sinking Shadows), dies at 53
  • Jun 22 Isamu Tsjo, Japanese chief-staff 32nd Army, commits harakiri
  • Jun 22 Mitsuri Ushijima, Jap lt-gen/commandant 32nd Army, commits harakiri
  • Jun 23 Lt Gen Ushijima, Japanese commander, commits suicide at Okinawa
  • Jun 26 Erno Rapee, American conductor and composer (Radio City Music Hall), dies at 54
  • Jun 26 Nikolay Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 5 John Curtin, 14th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1885)
  • Jul 7 Salomeja Neris, [S Bacinskaite-Buciene], Latvian poet, dies at 40
  • Jul 12 Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (b. 1871)
  • Jul 19 George Barbier, actor (Man Who Came to Dinner), dies at 80
  • Jul 20 Arthur Seccull, South African cricketer (Test v England 1896), dies
  • Jul 20 Paul Valéry, French author and poet (b. 1871)
  • Aug 2 Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, composer (Donna Diana), dies at 85
  • Aug 2 Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer (Cavalleria Rusticana), dies at 81
  • Aug 6 Hiram Johnson, American politician (b. 1866)
  • Aug 6 Prince Wu of Korea (b. 1912)
  • Aug 9 Harry Hillman, American athlete (b. 1881)

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Aug 10 Robert H. Goddard, American rocket pioneer, dies at 62

Rocket Pioneer Robert H. Goddard
Rocket Pioneer
Robert H. Goddard
  • Aug 15 Korechika Anami, Japanese War Minister (b. 1887)
  • Aug 16 Nico Richter, composer, dies at 29
  • Aug 16 Takijiro Ohnishi, led Japanese kamikaze pilots (harakiri), dies
  • Aug 17 Gino Marinuzzi, composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 17 Pater Bleijs, [Louis], resistance fighter, dies in car accident
  • Aug 19 Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (b.1875)
  • Aug 20 Alexander Roda Roda, Austrian writer, dies at 73
  • Aug 22 Ida Henrietta Hyde, American physiologist, inventor of the micro-electrode, and pioneering female scientist dies at 87
  • Aug 25 John Birch, American intelligence officer and missionary (b. 1918)
  • Aug 26 Franz Werfel, Czech/German/US poet/writer (Mirror Man), dies at 54
  • Sep 1 Jacobus W G Balfoort, Dutch actor (Heimwee, Head On), dies at 57
  • Sep 6 John S Mccain, US admiral, (WW II-Pacific Ocean), dies
  • Sep 10 Vaino Raitio, composer, dies at 54
  • Sep 15 Anton Friedrich Wilhelm von Webern, Austrian composer, dies at 61
  • Sep 15 André Tardieu, Prime Minister of France (b. 1876)
  • Sep 16 John "Pa" van de Steur, philanthropist (Java), dies at 80
  • Sep 16 John McCormack, Irish singer (Irish national anthem/folk songs), dies
  • Sep 18 "Blind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist (b. 1897)
  • Sep 20 William Buehler Seabrook, Writer, journalist, occultist and explorer (b. 1884)
  • Sep 20 Augusto Tasso Fragoso, Brazilian president (b. 1869)

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Sep 20 Eduard Wirths, Nazi physician at Auschwitz, commits suicide at 36

Nazi Physician Eduard Wirths
Nazi Physician
Eduard Wirths
  • Sep 25 Charles A Ellwood, US sociologist/psychologist, dies at 72
  • Sep 26 Béla Bartok, Hungarian pianist and composer (Concerto for Orchestra), dies at 64
  • Sep 26 R Beer-Hofmann, writer, dies at 78
  • Oct 1 Walter B Cannon, US physiologist (Traumatic Shock), dies at 73
  • Oct 6 Leonardo Conti, Nazi physician (b. 1900)
  • Oct 8 Herman T Colenbrander, historian, dies at 73
  • Oct 8 Felix Salten [Siegmund Salzmann], Austrian author (Bambi, a Life in the Woods), dies at 78
  • Oct 12 Jesse James Payne, a sharecropper, lynched in Madison County, Florida

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Oct 13 Milton S. Hershey, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company), dies at 86

Chocolate Tycoon Milton S. Hershey
Chocolate Tycoon
Milton S. Hershey
  • Oct 15 Pierre Laval, former premier of Vichy France, executed at 62
  • Oct 24 Robert Ley, German nazi, commits suicide
  • Oct 24 Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian Min of Defense/PM (1942-45), executed at 58
  • Oct 26 Paul Pelliot, French explorer (b. 1878)
  • Oct 26 Alexei Krylov, Russian engineer and mathematician (b. 1863)
  • Oct 29 Hans Erich Blaich [Dr. Owlglass], German writer (Simplicissimus), dies at 72
  • Oct 31 Henry Ainley, actor (As You Like It), dies at 66
  • Nov 2 Princess Thyra, daughter of Frederick VIII of Denmark (b. 1880)
  • Nov 3 Alessandro Longo, composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 7 Alfred Dipper, cricketer (England batsman scored in only Test), dies