1941 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 535

  • Jan 1 Netherlands begins taxing wages

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Jan 1 Russian general Georgy Zhukov appointed chief of general staff

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • Jan 2 World War II: German bombing severely damages the Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales.
  • Jan 2 World War II: The U.S. government announces its Liberty ship program to build freighters in support of the war effort.
  • Jan 3 Canada & US acquire air bases in Newfoundland (99 yr lease)
  • Jan 3 Italian counter offensive in Albania
  • Jan 4 Resistance fighters counter d'Estienne d'Orves/Jan Doornik, 1st meet
  • Jan 5 British/Australian troops conquer Bardia, Libya

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Jan 6 President Franklin Roosevelt's "4 Freedoms" speech (freedom of speech and worship; freedom from want and fear) during US State of Union address

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jan 9 6,000 Jews exterminated in pogrom in Bucharest, Romania
  • Jan 9 Maiden flight by Canada's British-built Avro Lancaster military plane
  • Jan 10 Joseph Kesselring's "Arsenic & Old Lace" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 10 Seyss-Inquart begins registration of Jews
  • Jan 10 World War II: The Greek army captures Kleisoura.
  • Jan 11 Princess Irene Brigade established in Congleton
  • Jan 16 US vice admiral Bellinger warns of an assault on Pearl Harbor
  • Jan 16 War Dept forms first Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets

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Jan 17 Kuomintang forces under orders from Chiang Kai-shek open fire at communist forces, resuming the Chinese Civil War after World War II.

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Jan 18 World War II: A counter-offensive is launched by the British against the Italians in East Africa
  • Jan 19 British offensive in Eritrea
  • Jan 19 British troops occupies Kassalaf, Sudan
  • Jan 20 Bela Bartok's 6th string quartet, premieres in NYC
  • Jan 21 1st anti-Jewish measures in Bulgaria
  • Jan 21 1st commercial extraction of magnesium from seawater, Freeport, TX
  • Jan 21 Australian and British troops attack Tobruk, Libya
  • Jan 21 British communist newspaper "Daily Worker" banned
  • Jan 22 1st mass killing of Jews in Romania
  • Jan 22 British/Australian troops capture Tobruk from Italians
  • Jan 23 Groundbreaking for NACA (now NASA) Lewis Research Center
  • Jan 23 WOR-AM in Newark NJ moves to NYC
  • Jan 24 British troops march into Abyssinia
  • Jan 25 Pope Pius XII elevates the Apostolic Vicariate of the Hawaiian Islands to the dignity of a diocese. It becomes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu.
  • Jan 27 Peruvian agent Rivera-Schreiber warns of Japanese assault on Pearl Harbor
  • Jan 28 French-Thai War: Final air battle of the conflict. Japanese-mediated armistice goes into effect later in the day.
  • Jan 29 Alexandros Koryzis becomes Prime Minister of Greece
  • Jan 30 Australian troops conquer Derna, Libya
  • Jan 31 Anti-German demonstration in Haarlem, Netherlands
  • Jan 31 British army Layforce commando units set sail
  • Feb 1 US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn
  • Feb 1 US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner
  • Feb 3 US Supreme Court upheld Federal Wage & Hour law, sets minimum wages & maximum hours
  • Feb 4 British tanks occupy Maus, Libya
  • Feb 4 Former Dutch premier De Geer flies to Berlin
  • Feb 4 United Service Organization (USO) founded
  • Feb 5 Dutch Premier De Geer returns from Lisbon to Netherlands
  • Feb 6 Auke Adema wins 6th official Dutch 11 Cities Skating Race (9:19)
  • Feb 6 Battle of Beda Fomm: Italian 10th army destroyed
  • Feb 6 British troops conquer Bengazi, Libya
  • Feb 8 NSB'er Max Blokzijl begins nazi propaganda on Dutch radio
  • Feb 9 British troops conquer El Agheila
  • Feb 9 Nazi collaborators destroy pro-Jewish café Alcazar Amsterdam (Alcazar refused to hang "No Entry for Jews" signs in front of cafe)
  • Feb 10 1st highway post office makes 1st trip, Washington, D.C.-Harrisonburg, VA
  • Feb 10 Anti-Nazi "Het Parool" begins publishing in Netherlands

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Feb 11 Lt-Gen Erwin Rommel arrives in Tripoli

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • Feb 11 Sicherheitsdienst complains about Dutch anti German sentiments
  • Feb 12 Jewish Council for Amsterdam forms under Ascher and Cohen
  • Feb 12 Occupation Police arrest "Jewish Foursome"
  • Feb 13 Nazi leaders attack Dutch Jewish Council
  • Feb 14 One millionth vehicle traverses the NY Midtown Tunnel
  • Feb 14 Carson McCuller's "Reflections in a Golden Eye" published
  • Feb 14 Cebrie Park in the Bronx renamed Halsey Street
  • Feb 14 German Afrika Korps lands in Tripoli, Libya
  • Feb 19 Nazi police attacked & driven away from Koco, Amsterdam (by young Jews)
  • Feb 19 Nazi raid Amsterdam & round up 429 young Jews for deportation
  • Feb 20 1st transport of Jews to concentration camps leave Plotsk Poland
  • Feb 20 Nazis order Polish Jews barred from using public transportation
  • Feb 20 Romania breaks relations with Netherlands
  • Feb 21 Omar Bradley is promoted to the rank of brigadier general
  • Feb 22 Arthur "Bomber" Harris becomes British Air Marshal
  • Feb 22 German assault on El Agheila Libya
  • Feb 22 IG Farben decides building Buna-Werke in Auschwitz Concentration Camp
  • Feb 22 Nazi SS begin rounding up Jews of Amsterdam
  • Feb 22 Roy Harris' "Ballad of a Railroad Man" premieres
  • Feb 23 Plutonium was first produced and isolated by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg.
  • Feb 24 43 Geuzen resistance fighter trial opens in the Hague
  • Feb 24 Anti-Nazi meeting at Noordermarkt Amsterdam
  • Feb 25 February strike against persecution of Jews, in Amsterdam
  • Feb 26 2 fighters unable to continued slugfest, referee declares double KO
  • Feb 26 Cowboys' Amateur Association of America organized (California)
  • Feb 26 Utrecht & Zaandam strike against raid on Jews
  • Feb 26 Vichy-France makes religious education in school mandatory
  • Feb 28 British-Italian dogfight above Albania
  • Mar 1 Captain America first appears in comic book form, published by Timely Comics
  • Mar 1 1st US commercial FM radio station goes on the air, Nashville, Tenn
  • Mar 1 German troops invade Bulgaria
  • Mar 1 Himmler inspects Auschwitz concentration camp
  • Mar 2 World War II: First German military units enter Bulgaria after it joined the Axis Pact.

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Mar 3 Netherlands NSB-leader Mussert visits Hermann Goering in Berlin

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • Mar 4 18 Geuzen resistance fighters sentenced to death in The Hague

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Mar 4 Serbian Prince Paul visits Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Mar 4 The United Kingdom launches Operation Claymore on the Lofoten Islands, during World War II.
  • Mar 7 3rd largest snowfall in NYC history (18.1")
  • Mar 7 50,000 British soldiers land in Greece
  • Mar 7 British troops invade Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
  • Mar 10 Lee MacPhail, Dodger GM predicts all players will wear batting helmets
  • Mar 11 FDR signs Lend-Lease Bill (lend money to Britain)
  • Mar 12 German occupiers confiscate AVRO studios in Netherlands
  • Mar 13 A Bougne forms AGRA (Amis du Grand Reich Allemand)
  • Mar 14 Nazi occupiers of Holland forbid Jewish owned companies
  • Mar 15 Blizzard in North Dakota kills 151 people

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 249

  • Jan 4 Maureen Reagan, 1st daughter of Ronald and Jane Wyman, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 7 Ann Susan Hills, freelance journalist
  • Jan 7 Frederick Drew Gregory, Col USAF/astro (STS 51-B, 33, 44), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 7 John E. Walker, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Jan 8 Boris Vallejo, Peruvian illustrator
  • Jan 9 Gilles Vaillancourt, Quebec politician
  • Jan 12 Jaime B Fuster, (Rep-D-PR, 1985- )
  • Jan 13 Pasqual Maragall, Spanish politician
  • Jan 14 Milan Kučan, Slovenian statesman
  • Jan 19 Colin Gunton, British theologian (d. 2003)

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Jan 30 Dick Cheney, 46th US Vice President, born in Lincoln, Nebraska

46th Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney
46th Vice President of the United States
Dick Cheney
  • Jan 30 Gregory Benford, American author and scientist
  • Jan 31 George S Mickelson, (Gov-SD)
  • Jan 31 Richard A Gephardt, (Rep-D-MO, 1977- )
  • Feb 1 Robert Walmsley, British Vice-Admiral
  • Feb 1 Jerry Spinelli, children's author
  • Feb 3 Neil Bogart, American record executive (d. 1982)
  • Feb 5 Stephen J Cannell, producer (Rockford Files)
  • Feb 5 Kaspar Villiger, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • Feb 7 Peter Foxhall, Australian evangelist
  • Feb 11 Glenn Randall Jr, stuntman (Species, Mrs Soffel, Return of the Jedi)
  • Feb 11 Jeremy Mackenzie, general
  • Feb 12 Naomi Uemura, mountain climber (1st Japanese to scale Everest)
  • Feb 13 Andrea Conte, First Lady of Tennessee
  • Feb 13 Sigmar Polke, German painter
  • Feb 14 Paul Tsongas, (Sen-D-Mass)
  • Feb 14 Donna Shalala, American educator
  • Feb 15 Dan Crompton, Nottinghamshire, Chief Constable
  • Feb 19 Stephen Dobyns, US author/poet (Cold Dog Soup)
  • Feb 21 Charlie Shelburne, English earl/large landowner
  • Feb 22 Hipólito Mejía, Dominican politician
  • Feb 23 Frank Gerstenberg, Edinburgh, principal (George Watson's College)
  • Feb 25 Stewart Sutherland, Principal/Vice-Chancellor (Edinburgh University)
  • Feb 27 Paddy Ashdown, British MP, leader of Liberal Democrats (1988-1999), born in New Delhi, British Raj
  • Feb 27 Andrew "Sandy" Wilson, Royal Air Force officer (1962–1995)
  • Feb 28 Alice May Brock, American author
  • Mar 1 Michael L Lampton, Williamsport Pa, astronaut
  • Mar 2 David Satcher, Amdniral and 16th United States Surgeon General (1998-2001), born in Anniston, Alabama
  • Mar 6 Ann Winterton, British MP
  • Mar 9 Ger van Each, sculptor
  • Mar 9 Ernesto Miranda, American litigant (d. 1976)
  • Mar 13 Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian prominent poet and writer of prose.(d. 2008)
  • Mar 16 Robert Guéï, ruler of Côte d'Ivoire (d. 2002)
  • Mar 17 Wang Jin-pyng, Taiwanese politician
  • Mar 18 Wolfgang Bauer, writer
  • Mar 18 John W. Derr, American politician
  • Mar 19 Lord Vestey, British food magnate/billionaire (Union International)
  • Mar 21 Dirk D Frimout, Belgium, cosmonaut
  • Mar 22 Billy Collins, American poet
  • Mar 23 Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author
  • Mar 25 Gudmund Hernes, Norwegian politician
  • Mar 26 Richard Dawkins, British evolutionary biologist
  • Mar 26 Yvon Marcoux, Quebec politician
  • Mar 27 Charles Pashayan Jr, (Rep-R-CA, 1979- )
  • Mar 27 Ivan Gašparovič, President of Slovakia
  • Mar 28 Charlie McCoy, Oak Hill WV, harmonica player (Hee Haw)
  • Mar 30 Brendan O'Friel, CEO (Prison Governors Association)
  • Mar 30 Robert C Smith, (Rep-R-NH, 1985- )
  • Mar 30 Ron Johnston, Vice-Chancellor (Essex U)
  • Mar 30 Bob Smith, former American politician
  • Apr 5 Roman Balayan, Nerke Azerbaijan, director (Filer, Biryuk)
  • Apr 6 Hans W Geissendorfer, Augsburg Germany, director (Sternsteinhof)
  • Apr 8 Dame Vivienne Westwood, Tintwistle England, English fashion designer
  • Apr 10 Paul Theroux, American travel book writer (Mosquito Coast)
  • Apr 11 David Lyle Boren, (Sen-D-OK, 1979- )
  • Apr 11 Frederick "Rick" Hauck, astr (STS-7, STS 51-A, STS-26), born in Long Beach, California
  • Apr 11 Ellen Goodman, American political columnist
  • Apr 13 Michael Stuart Brown, American geneticist, Nobel laureate
  • Apr 14 Anatoli Pavlocich Fyodorov, cosmonaut
  • Apr 15 Howard L Berman, (Rep-D-CA, 1983- )
  • Apr 16 Cliff Stearns, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • Apr 17 Max Stafford-Clark, artistic director (Royal Court Theatre)
  • Apr 19 Michel Roux, chef de cuisine
  • Apr 20 Joni Evans, American publisher (Simon & Schuster, Random House), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 23 Hal Daub, (Rep-R-NB, 1981- )
  • Apr 23 Paavo Lipponen, Prime Minister of Finland 1995-2003
  • Apr 23 Ray Tomlinson, computer programmer (invented email and the @ sign), born in Amsterdam , New York (d. 2016)
  • Apr 25 Lawrence J Smith, (Rep-D-FL, 1983- )
  • Apr 25 Princess Muna al-Hussein, of Jordan
  • Apr 27 Jan D Blaauw, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Apr 27 Jennings Michael Burch, American author
  • Apr 28 K. Barry Sharpless, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Apr 28 Iryna Zhylenko, Ukrainian poet
  • Apr 29 Jonah Barrington, British World champion squash player (1966-73)
  • May 2 Jules Wijdenbosch, premier Suriname
  • May 3 Nona Gaprindasvili, USSR, world women's chess champ (1962-78)
  • May 3 Edward "Monk" Malloy, American university president
  • May 4 George Will, Champaign, Illinois, American political analyst (Night Line)
  • May 6 Fred J Eckert, (Rep-D-NY, 1985-87)
  • May 8 James A Traficant Jr, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1985-2002), born in Youngstown, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • May 9 Jan Dibbets, sculptor/artist (Dutch Mountains)
  • May 10 Win Bischoff, CEO (Schroders)
  • May 11 Graham Miles, English snooker player

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May 16 Aldrich Ames, CIA officer and spy for the Soviet Union, born in River Falls, Wisconsin

Soviet Union Spy Aldrich Ames
Soviet Union Spy
Aldrich Ames
  • May 17 Ben Nelson. American politician
  • May 18 M S Longair, astronomer
  • May 19 Jane Brody, writer/nutritionist
  • May 19 Jimmy Hoffa Jr, son of Jimmy Hoffa/Teamster union leader
  • May 20 Goh Chok Sole, premier of Singapore (1990- )
  • May 21 Anatoli Semyonovich Levchenko, USSR, cosmonaut (TM-4)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 22 CIA Director William Casey (27) weds Sophia Kurz

CIA Director William Casey
CIA Director
William Casey
  • Apr 19 Youngest Mitford sister Deborah Mitford marries Andrew Cavendish, son of the Duke of Devonshire in London

HeartWedding of Interest

May 4 Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley (23) weds Ethel Arnold

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley
  • Jun 3 Author Irving Wallace marries writer Sylvia Kahn
  • Sep 11 Belgium King Leopold secretly marries Lilian Baels

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 5 Writer and veterinary surgeon James Herriot (25) weds Joan Catherine Danbury

Novelist James Herriot
Novelist
James Herriot
  • Dec 6 King Leopold of Belgium marries Lilian Baels
  • Dec 30 Al Capone's son Sonny marries in Miami Beach

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 136

  • Jan 4 Henri Bergson, French philosopher (Le Rire, Nobel 1928), dies at 81
  • Jan 5 Amy Johnson, British pilot who was the first female pilot to fly alone from Britain to Australia, dies during a ferry flight at 37
  • Jan 6 Franz Hessel, German writer, dies at 60
  • Jan 8 Robert Baden-Powell, founder (Boy Scout movement), dies at 83
  • Jan 9 Ko Boezeman, Dutch resistance fighter, dies
  • Jan 10 Joseph Schmidlin, German church historian, murdered at 67
  • Jan 10 Sir John Lavery, Northern Irish artist (b. 1856)
  • Jan 11 Emanuel Lasker, German chess player (b. 1868)

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Jan 13 James Joyce, novelist (Ulysses), dies in Zurich Switzerland, at 58

Novelist & Poet James Joyce
Novelist & Poet
James Joyce
  • Jan 17 Jose Leite de Vasconcelos, Portuguese scholar (Etnografia), dies at 82
  • Jan 29 Ioannis Metaxas, Greek gen/dictator (1936-41), commits suicide at 69
  • Feb 2 Johannes Schlaf, writer, dies at 78
  • Feb 4 Johann Peter Kirsch, Luxembourg church historian, dies at 79
  • Feb 5 Banjo Paterson, Australian poet, author of "Walzing Matilda" (b. 1864)
  • Feb 6 Maximilien Luce, French painter, dies at 82
  • Feb 11 Rudolf Hilferding, Germ economist/Min of Finance (SPD), suicide at 63

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Feb 21 Frederick Banting, Canadian physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, dies in a plane crash at 49

  • Feb 24 Oskar Loerke, German director (Longest Day-1926), dies at 56
  • Feb 26 Jan Keizer, Zaanse February striker, shot to death
  • Feb 27 William D. Byron, U.S. Congressman (b. 1895)
  • Feb 28 King Alfonso XIII of Spain (b. 1886)
  • Mar 3 Constant W L Scheurleer, archaeologist/banker/art expert, dies at 59
  • Mar 3 Ernst Cahn, owner of Amsterdam Koco ice cream parlor, executed
  • Mar 5 Ludwig Quidde, German historian/politician (Nobel 1927), dies at 82
  • Mar 6 John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum, sculptor (Mount Rushmore), dies at 73
  • Mar 6 Leen Schijvenschuurder, Dutch February strike leader, executed
  • Mar 7 Gunther Prien, German commandant (U-47), dies in battle
  • Mar 8 Sherwood Anderson, US writer/publisher (Winesburg Ohio), dies at 64
  • Mar 13 A Coenradi, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Mar 13 Bernard Ijzerdraat, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Mar 13 E Hellendoorn, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Mar 13 Isaak E Babel, Russian writer (Zakat, Marija), executed at 46
  • Mar 13 J Eyl, Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Mar 13 Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and novelist (b. 1881)
  • Mar 15 Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter (b. 1864)
  • Mar 16 John Murray, Canada oceanographer (Challenger), dies at 73
  • Mar 17 Isaak E Babel, writer, dies at 46
  • Mar 17 Isaak Emmanuilovich Babel, Rus writer (Crvena Konjica), executed at 46
  • Mar 17 Joachim Schepke, German commandant (U-100), dies in battle
  • Mar 20 D A van den Bosch, anti-nazi clergyman (Amersfoort Camp), dies
  • Mar 21 Robert Liefmann, German economist (Kartelle und Trusts), dies at 67

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Mar 28 Virginia Woolf-Stephen [Adeline], British writer (To Lighthouse), dies from suicide at 59

  • Mar 28 Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian Police Commissioner (b. 1877)
  • Apr 1 Hippolyte Delehaye, Flemish historian, dies at 81
  • Apr 2 Paul Teleki, premier Hungary, dies
  • Apr 3 Pal Teleki-von Szek, PM Hungary (1920-21, 39-41), suicide at 61
  • Apr 4 Max Frisch, writer, dies at 29
  • Apr 5 Sir Nigel Gresley, Steam locomotive engineer (b. 1876)

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Apr 13 Annie Jump Cannon, US astronomer (Henry Draper catalogues), dies at 77

Astronomer Annie Jump Cannon
Astronomer
Annie Jump Cannon
  • Apr 14 Jack Edmonson, Australian corporal in Tobruk (Victoria Cross), dies
  • Apr 14 Guillermo Kahlo, father of Frida Kahlo (b. 1871)
  • Apr 16 Josiah Charles Stamp, 1st baron/statisician, dies
  • Apr 18 ... Korysis, PM of Greece, commits suicide
  • Apr 20 Barend ter Haar, Dutch lawyer, dies in Buchenwald at 49
  • Apr 24 Karin Boye, Swedish writer (Kallocain) commits suicide at 40
  • Apr 26 Jean Demoor, Belgian physician/physiologist/educationalist, dies at 74
  • Apr 27 Penelope Delta, Greek author (b. 1874)
  • May 1 John R Locksmith de Brown, vicar/CHU-politician, dies at 71
  • May 5 Natalija Obrenović, Queen of Serbia (b. 1859)
  • May 7 David Wijnkoop, revolutionary socialist, dies
  • May 7 Sir James George Frazer, Scottish anthropologist (b. 1854)
  • May 23 Lord Herbert Austin, motor manufacturer, dies
  • May 24 Lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral (WW II-Hood), dies in battle
  • May 27 AH Borgesius, tutor/experimentator/amateur astronomer, dies at 76
  • May 30 Prajadhipok, Rama VII, king of Thailand (b. 1893)
  • Jun 1 Hugh S Walpole, British writer (Killer & the Slain), dies

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Jun 4 Wilhelm II von Hohenzollern, German Emperor (1888-1918), dies of a pulmonary embolus at 82

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • Jun 6 Louis Chevrolet, American automotive pioneer (b. 1878)
  • Jun 10 Marcus Garvey, US African American leader (Back to Africa Movement), dies at 52
  • Jun 11 Daniel Carter Beard, founder of the Boy Scouts of America (b. 1850)
  • Jun 14 Pieter J Kromsigt, theologist/publicist (John Knox), dies at 74
  • Jun 15 Evelyn Underhill, British writer (b. 1875)
  • Jun 15 Otfrid Foerster, German neurologist (b. 1873)
  • Jun 16 Lodo of Hamel, 1st Dutch secret affiliate, dies
  • Jun 20 [Stephanie] Hélène Swarth, Dutch poet ("Lonely flowers"), dies at 81
  • Jul 4 Antoni Łomnicki, Polish mathematician (b. 1881)
  • Jul 8 Moses Schorr, Polish rabbi, senator, historian and orientalist (b. 1874)
  • Jul 17 Emil Barth, German revolutionary (Social Democratic Party), dies at 62
  • Jul 20 Lew Fields, American vaudeville performer (b. 1867)
  • Jul 21 Bohdan Lepky, Ukrainian writer and poet (b. 1872)
  • Jul 26 Benjamin Whorf, anthropologist, dies
  • Jul 26 Marx Dormoy, French socialist, killed by a time bomb
  • Jul 27 Alfred Henry O'Keeffe, New Zealand artist (b. 1858)
  • Aug 2 Jose Juan Tablada, Mexican poet (La Feria), dies at 70

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Aug 7 Rabindranath Tagore, Indian philosopher/poet/writer (Nobel 1913), dies at 80

  • Aug 14 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
  • Aug 14 Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Polish martyr (b. 1894)
  • Aug 29 Henri Louis, French officer/resistance fighter, executed at 40
  • Aug 29 Jan L G "Yvan" Doornik, Dutch resist fighter in France, executed at 36
  • Aug 30 Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish engineer and physicist (b. 1874)
  • Aug 31 Marian Zwetajewa, writer, dies
  • Aug 31 Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (b. 1892)
  • Sep 6 Hugo Loudon, president-director (Royal Oil), dies at 81
  • Sep 9 Gustav Ehrismann, German germanist, dies at 85
  • Sep 29 Friedrich Angel, German mathematician (group theory), dies at 79
  • Oct 5 Louis D Brandeis, 1st Jewish Supreme Court Judge (1916-39), dies at 84
  • Oct 13 GJ Berenschot, general/supreme commander Dutch East Indies army, dies
  • Oct 17 John S Plaskett, Canadian astronomer (Plaskett's twins), dies
  • Oct 18 Dirk Fock, governor-general van/of Neth-Indies 1921-6, dies at 83
  • Oct 18 Manuel Teixeira Gomes, 7th President of Portugal (b. 1860)