1942 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 569

  • Jan 1 US & 25 other countries sign a united declaration against the Axis
  • Jan 2 WWII: the 28 nations at war with Axis powers pledge to make no separate peace deals
  • Jan 2 German troops in Bardia surrender
  • Jan 2 Japanese troops occupy Manila Philippines
  • Jan 2 The United States Navy opens a blimp base at Lakehurst, New Jersey.
  • Jan 3 American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms
  • Jan 4 Premier Churchill & General Marshall fly to Florida
  • Jan 4 Rogers Hornsby is 14th player selected to the Hall of Fame
  • Jan 5 55 German tanks reach North-Africa
  • Jan 6 Bob Feller, enlists in Navy & reports for duty to Norfolk Virginia
  • Jan 6 Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world ("Pacific Clipper").
  • Jan 7 WW II siege of Bataan starts
  • Jan 8 British Air Marshal Richard Peirse replaced as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Bomber Command
  • Jan 9 US Joint Chiefs of Staff created
  • Jan 10 Japan invades North Celebes, Dutch East Indies
  • Jan 11 -23°F (-31°C), Kingston, Rhode Island (state record)
  • Jan 11 Japan conquers Kuala Lumpur, Malaya
  • Jan 12 British troops reconquer Sollum
  • Jan 12 Dutch troops on Tarakan surrender
  • Jan 12 National War Labor Board created
  • Jan 13 Allied Conference on war trials
  • Jan 13 German U-boats begin harassing shipping on US east coast

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Jan 13 Henry Ford patents a method of constructing plastic auto bodies

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Jan 13 Interallied war trial conference publishes St James Declaration
  • Jan 13 World War II: First use of aircraft ejection seat by a German test pilot in a Heinkel He 280 jet fighter.
  • Jan 14 Japanese troops land at oil center Balikpapan in Borneo
  • Jan 16 William Knudsen becomes 1st civilian appointed a general in US army
  • Jan 18 Nazis arrest Frans Goedhart & Wiardi Beckman
  • Jan 19 Japanese forces invade Burma
  • Jan 19 Titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers
  • Jan 20 Japanese invade Burma
  • Jan 20 Nazi officials hold notorious Wannsee conference in Berlin to organise the "final solution", the extermination of Europe's Jews
  • Jan 21 Bronx magistrate rules all pinball machines illegal
  • Jan 21 Count Basie records "One O'Clock Jump"
  • Jan 21 Tito's partisans occupy Foca
  • Jan 22 Sietze de Groot wins 8th Dutch 11 city skate (8:44:06)
  • Jan 23 Battle of Rabaul - Japanese attack Australian air base in Rabaul, New Britain
  • Jan 23 Japanese troops occupy Rabaul New Britain
  • Jan 23 Tank battle at Adzjedabia, Africa Korp vs British 8th army

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Jan 25 Lt General Rommels African corps reaches Msus

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel
  • Jan 26 1st US force in Europe during WW II go ashore in Northern Ireland
  • Jan 26 Italian supreme command demands dismissal of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
  • Jan 27 -19°F (-27.4°C), Netherland's coldest day since 1850
  • Jan 28 Soviet troops under General Timoshenko's troops move into Ukraine
  • Jan 28 German troops occupy Benghazi Libya
  • Jan 28 WW II Navy flier Don Mason sends message "Sighted sub sank same"
  • Jan 29 1st broadcast of Roy Plomley's "Desert Island Discs" on BBC radio
  • Jan 29 German & Italian troops occupy Benghazi, Libya
  • Jan 29 Peru & Ecuador sign Protocol of Rio (boundary determiniation)
  • Jan 30 Japanese troops land on Ambon
  • Jan 31 62 U-boats sunk this month (327,000 ton)
  • Feb 1 2nd Norwegian government of Quisling forms
  • Feb 2 LA Times urges security measures against Japanese-Americans
  • Feb 2 US auto factories switch from commercial to war production
  • Feb 3 1st Japanese air raid on Java
  • Feb 4 Clinton Pierce becomes 1st US general wounded in action in WW II
  • Feb 8 Japanese armored barges cross Strait of Johore to attack Singapore (WWII)
  • Feb 8 Stravinsky's "Danses Concertantes" premieres in Los Angeles

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Feb 8 Congress advises FDR that, Americans of Japanese descent should be locked up en masse so they wouldn't oppose the US war effort

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Feb 9 Daylight Savings War Time goes into effect in US
  • Feb 9 Japanese troops land near Makassar, South Celebes
  • Feb 10 Glenn Miller awarded 1st ever gold record for selling 1 million copies of "Chattanooga Choo Choo"
  • Feb 11 "Archie" comic book debuts
  • Feb 12 German battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen escape from Brest to Germany in a dash up the English Channel

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Feb 13 Hitler's Operation Sealion (invasion of England) cancelled

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Feb 14 Japanese parachutists land near oil center Palembang, Sumatra
  • Feb 14 Rotterdam's Maas tunnel opens
  • Feb 14 WWII: Battle of Pasir Panjang contributes to the fall of Singapore.
  • Feb 15 German U-boat shells Antillian oil refinery
  • Feb 15 Japanese troops march into Palembang, South Sumatra
  • Feb 15 WWII: British ruled Singapore surrenders to the Japanese
  • Feb 16 German submarines attack Aruba oil refinery
  • Feb 18 Japanese troop land on Bali
  • Feb 19 About 150 Japanese warplanes attack the Australian city of Darwin
  • Feb 19 Bill Longson beats Managoff & Sandor Szabo, to become wrestling champ
  • Feb 19 FDR orders detention & internment of all west-coast Japanese-Americans
  • Feb 19 Japanese troops land on Timor
  • Feb 20 Lt E H O'Hare single-handedly shoots down 5 Japanese heavy bombers, becomes America's first World War II flying ace
  • Feb 21 US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn
  • Feb 21 US male Figure Skating championship won by Bobby Specht

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Feb 22 World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapse

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Feb 23 Japanese submarine fires on oil refinery in Ellwood, Calif
  • Feb 24 Voice of America begins broadcasting (in German)
  • Feb 24 The "Battle of Los Angeles" takes place, lasting until the next day.
  • Feb 26 German battle cruiser Gneisenau deactivated by bomb
  • Feb 26 Radio Orange calls for March 1 day of prayer in Dutch Indies
  • Feb 26 Werner Heisenberger informs nazis about uranium project "Wunderwaffen"
  • Feb 27 1st transport of French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Feb 27 Battle of Java Sea began: 13 US warships sunk-2 Japanese
  • Feb 27 J S Hey discovers radio emissions from Sun
  • Feb 28 1st weapon drop on Netherlands
  • Feb 28 Japanese land in Java, last Allied bastion in Dutch East Indies
  • Feb 28 Race riot, Sojourner Truth Homes, Detroit
  • Mar 1 3 day Battle of Java Sea ends, US suffers a major naval defeat
  • Mar 1 J Milton Cage Jr's "Imaginary Landscape No 3" premieres in Chicago
  • Mar 1 Japanese troops occupy Kalidjati airport in Java
  • Mar 1 Suriname camp for NSB people opens to save Jews
  • Mar 1 Tito establishes 2nd Proletarit Brigade in Bosnia
  • Mar 2 Admiral Helfrich departs Java for Ceylon
  • Mar 3 1st combat flight for Canadian British-built Avro Lancaster bomber

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 299

  • Jan 1 Gennadi Vassilyevich Sarafanov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • Jan 1 Martin Frost, (Rep-D-TX, 1971- )
  • Jan 1 Alassane Ouattara, Former Prime Minister of Ivory Coast
  • Jan 2 Hugh Shelton, 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Jan 3 John Marsden, Australian lawyer, gay activist (d. 2006)
  • Jan 5 Terenci Moix, Spanish writer (d. 2003)

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Jan 8 Stephen Hawking, English physicist (Black Holes & Baby Universes)

Physicist Stephen Hawking
Physicist
Stephen Hawking
  • Jan 8 Vyacheslav Dmitriyevich Zudov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 23)
  • Jan 8 Junichiro Koizumi, Japanese politician
  • Jan 9 Lee Kun-hee, Korean industrialist, chairman of Samsung
  • Jan 10 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Jan 10 Walter Hill, director (48 Hours, Extreme Prejudice)
  • Jan 12 Vladimir Sergeyevich Kozelsky, cosmonaut (Soyuz 24 backup)
  • Jan 12 Bernardine Dohrn, former leader of the radical leftist organization Weather Underground
  • Jan 14 Amichand Rajbansi, South African politician
  • Jan 14 Carol Bellamy, Planfield NJ, (City Council Pres-D- 1978-85), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 16 Tony P Hall, (Rep-D-OH, 1979- )
  • Jan 16 René Angélil, Canadian music executive
  • Jan 17 Ita Buttrose, Australian journalist and businesswoman
  • Jan 23 Ivan Ivanovich Bachurin, cosmonaut
  • Jan 23 Willy Bogner Jr, Munich, director (On Her Majesty's Secret Service)
  • Jan 26 Nigel Walmsley, chairman (Carlton UK Television)
  • Jan 26 William McLennan, CEO (Central Statistical Office)
  • Jan 29 Arnaldo Tamayo-Mendez, Cuba, cosmonaut (Soyuz 38)
  • Jan 29 F R Hartley, Vice-Chancellor (Cranfield University)
  • Jan 29 Richard Needham, British MP
  • Jan 30 Christopher Howes, Crown Estate Second Commissioner
  • Feb 1 Muna Wassef, Wassef is a well known Syrian/Arab movie star and a United Nations Goodwill ambassador.
  • Feb 2 Barry Diller, founder (Fox-TV)
  • Feb 5 Susan Hill, English playwright (Magic Apple Tree)
  • Feb 6 Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist, born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • Feb 6 James Loewen, American sociologist and historian
  • Feb 7 Ton [ACHM] de Kok, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Feb 8 Terry Melcher, Rip Chords, Doris Day's son
  • Feb 10 Michael Bishop, CEO (British Midland Airways)
  • Feb 11 Archie Andrews, comic book character (Archie)
  • Feb 12 Chananjit Vohra, Kenyan/British hotel magnate/multi-millionaire
  • Feb 12 Ehud Barak, Prime Minister of Israel
  • Feb 13 Donald E Williams, Lafayette Ind, Capt USN/astro (STS 51D, STS 34)
  • Feb 14 Margaret Wright, chief commissioner (Guide Association)

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Feb 16 Kim Jong-il, Supreme Leader of North Korea (1994-2011) [disputed birthdate, 1941]

Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-il
Supreme Leader of North Korea
Kim Jong-il
  • Feb 17 Huey Newton, Black Panther leader
  • Feb 19 Kenneth R Kramer, (Rep-R-CO, 1979- )
  • Feb 20 Claude Miller, director (Garde a Vue, Little Thief, Wild Child), (d. 2012)
  • Feb 20 David O'Dowd, Chief Constable (Northamptonshire)

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Feb 20 Mitch McConnell, American politician, (Senator-R-KY, 1985-, and Senate Majority Leader 2015- ), born in Sheffield, Alabama

US Senator Mitch McConnell
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
  • Feb 23 Beau Boulter, (Rep-R-TX, 1985- )
  • Feb 23 Colin Sanders, founder (Solid State Logic)
  • Feb 23 John Lewis, Head Master (Eton College)
  • Feb 24 David K Williamson, Australian screenplay/playwright (Removalists)
  • Feb 24 Joe Lieberman, (Sen-D Connecticut)
  • Feb 24 Stuart Henry, British disc jockey
  • Feb 26 Adriaan van Dis, author/TV-host (Nathan Sid, In Africa)
  • Feb 26 Joop van den Ende, director (Alsmeer Studio)
  • Feb 27 Charlayne Hunter-Gault, Due West SC, news reporter (McNeil-Lehrer)
  • Feb 27 Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • Mar 1 Richard Bowman Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
  • Mar 2 John Irving, NH, short-story writer (World According to Garp)
  • Mar 2 Kwang Jo Choi, the founder of Choi Kwang- do and is one of the twelve original Masters of Taekwon-Do.
  • Mar 3 Vladimir Vasilyevich Kovolyonok, USR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 29/31, T-4)
  • Mar 4 Charles C. Krulak, 31st Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps
  • Mar 5 Michael D[iamond] Resnick, sci-fi author (Sideshow, Eros Ascending)
  • Mar 5 Felipe González, Prime Minister of Spain 1982-96), born in Seville
  • Mar 7 Michael Eisner, Mt Kisko NY, CEO (Walt Disney)
  • Mar 7 Paul Preuss, US, sci-fi author (Medusa Encounter, Starfire)
  • Mar 7 Tommy F Robinson, (Rep-D-AR, 1985- )
  • Mar 7 Charles R. Boutin, American politician
  • Mar 8 Ralph Ellis, England, rhythm (Swinging Blue Jeans-You're No Good)
  • Mar 12 Salvatore "the Bull" Gravano, mobster (testified against Gotti)
  • Mar 12 Ratko Mladić, Republika Srpska leader
  • Mar 13 Dave Cutler, American software engineer
  • Mar 14 John Whittaker, English real estate developer (Peel Holdings)
  • Mar 16 James Soong, Taiwanese politician

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Mar 17 John Wayne Gacy, serial killer (32 boys), born in Chicago, Illinois

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • Mar 17 Sidney K Barthelmy, US politician(?)
  • Mar 19 David Minge, (Rep-D-Minnesota)
  • Mar 22 Dick Pound, Canadian chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency
  • Mar 23 Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (d. 1980)
  • Mar 26 Erica Jong, [Mann], American author (Fear of Flying), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 27 Raymond J McGrath, (Rep-R-NY, 1981- )
  • Mar 27 John E. Sulston, British chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • Mar 27 Michael Jackson, English writer (d. 2007)
  • Mar 28 Neil Kinnock, Tredegar, Wales, leader of the British opposition (Labour Party)
  • Mar 28 Samuel Ramey, Colby Kansas, American operatic bass (La Scala)
  • Mar 28 Daniel Dennett, American philosopher
  • Mar 28 Conrad Schumann, East German border guard (d. 1998)
  • Mar 29 Larry Pressler, (Sen-R-SD, 1979- )
  • Mar 30 George Esson, Chief Constable (Dumfries & Galloway)
  • Mar 31 Michael Savage, American talk radio host and commentator
  • Mar 31 Ulla Hoffmann, Swedish politician
  • Apr 1 Samuel R[ay] Delany Jr, US, sci-fi author (Towers of Toron, Neveryona)
  • Apr 2 Graham Bright, British politician private secretary to British PM John Major
  • Apr 2 Hiroyuki Sakai, Japanese chef
  • Apr 4 Kitty Kelley, author (Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra)
  • Apr 6 Barry Levinson, director (Rainman), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Apr 8 Eduard Visser, Dutch writer (Fyffes are now called Chiquita)
  • Apr 9 Earl F Hillard, (Rep-D-Alabama)
  • Apr 10 Nick Auf der Maur, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1998)
  • Apr 11 Anatoly Nikolayevich Berezovoi, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-5)
  • Apr 12 Bill Bryden, theatre director

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 22 Novelist Anthony Burgess (25) weds Llewela Jones

Novelist Anthony Burgess
Novelist
Anthony Burgess

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 26 Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi (25) weds politician and journalist Feroze Gandhi (29) at Anand Bhavan

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi

HeartWedding of Interest

May 9 Physicist Robert Hofstadter (27) weds Nancy Givan

HeartWedding of Interest

May 23 Comic book artist Jack Kirby (24) weds Roz Goldstein

Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby
Comic Book Artist and Writer
Jack Kirby
  • Jun 21 Jacqueline Kennedy's mother Janet Bouvier marries Standard Oil heir Hugh Auchincloss

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 26 Science fiction author Isaac Asimov (22) weds Gertrude Blugerman in Brooklyn, New York

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 8 Journalist Ben Bradlee (20) weds Jean Saltonstall

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 112

  • Jan 5 Yves Paringaux, French chief of staff, murdered
  • Jan 7 Henry, Count of Baillet-Latour, President of IOC (1925-42), dies at 63
  • Jan 8 Joseph Franklin Rutherford, American religious publisher (b. 1869)
  • Jan 14 Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian writer (b. 1883)
  • Jan 17 Walther von Reichenau, German field marshal (b. 1884)
  • Jan 22 Reimond Tollenaere, leader Flemishch National Front, dies at 81
  • Jan 22 Walter Richard Sickert, British painter (Free House!), dies at 81
  • Jan 22 Xiao Hong, Chinese writer (The Field of Life and Death). dies at 30
  • Jan 26 Gerard L F Philips, Dutch manufacturer (Philips), dies at 83
  • Jan 27 Kaarel Eenpalu, Estonian Prime Minister (b. 1888)
  • Feb 2 Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (b. 1905)
  • Feb 6 Wobbe de Vries, Dutch linguist, dies at 78
  • Feb 7 Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator (b. 1876)
  • Feb 8 Fritz Todt, German Reichs minister (Organization Todt), dies at 50
  • Feb 12 Grant Wood, US painter (American Gothic), dies at 49
  • Feb 13 Epitácio Pessoa, Brazilian president (b. 1865)
  • Feb 14 Adnan Bin Saidi, Officer of the Malay Regiment killed in the defense of Singapore (b. 1915)
  • Feb 18 Albert Payson Terhune, American author (b. 1872)
  • Feb 19 Frank Abbandando, American gangster (executed) (b. 1910)
  • Feb 23 Stefan Zweig, Austrian writer (Die Welt von Gestern), dies at 60
  • Feb 27 Karel WFM Doorman, Dutch rear-admiral (Java Sea), KIA at 52
  • Mar 1 George S. Rentz, Navy Chaplain (b. 1882)
  • Mar 3 Amedeo, Duke of Aosta, viceroy (Ethiopia), dies at 43
  • Mar 8 Jose R Capablanca, Cuban chess player (world champ 1927), dies at 53
  • Mar 10 William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • Mar 12 Robert Bosch, German industrialist (b. 1861)
  • Mar 19 Clinton Hart Merriam, American zoologist (b. 1855)
  • Mar 28 Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch foreign minister (1918-27), dies at 67
  • Mar 28 Miguel Hernadez Gilabert, Spanish poet (Viento del Pueblo), dies at 31
  • Mar 30 Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson premier Valois), dies at 81
  • Apr 8 Alfred Mombert, writer, dies
  • Apr 12 Johannes E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 80
  • Apr 13 Henk Sneevliet, leader of Dutch RSAP/Spartacus, executed at 58
  • Apr 15 Robert Musil, Austrian writer (Mann ohne Eigenschaften), dies at 61
  • Apr 17 Jean Perrin, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870)
  • Apr 18 Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American socialite (b. 1875)
  • Apr 23 Marcelo Torcuato de Alvear, President of Argentina (1922-28), dies at 73

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Apr 24 Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian author (Anne of Green Gables), dies at 67

  • Apr 24 Leonid Kulik, Russian Minerologist (Tunguska meteor site) dies of typhus in a Nazi prison camp at 58
  • Apr 25 Paul Kornfeld, writer, dies at 52
  • Apr 30 Jakob van Hoddis [[Hans Davidsohn]], German Jewish poet, transported to German concentration camp at 54 (actual date of death unknown)
  • May 3 Johan H Westerveld, lt-col/leader Order Service, executed
  • May 3 Thorvald Stauning, Prime Minister of Denmark (b. 1873)
  • May 5 Qemal Stafa, Albanian politician (b. 1920)
  • May 16 Bronislaw Kasper Malinowski, anthropologist, dies
  • May 19 [Nicoline] Magdalene Anchor-Roll, Norwegian author (Enken), dies at 69
  • May 31 Reinhard Heydrich, German protector of Bohemia & Moravia, assassinated
  • Jun 1 Vladislav Vancura, Czech physician/resistance fighter, executed at 50
  • Jun 4 Reinhard Heydrich, German protector (Bohemia/Moravia (Lidice)), dies
  • Jun 7 Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (b. 1903)
  • Jun 10 Jean François van Royen, Sect-Gen of Concentration Camp Amersfoort, dies at 63
  • Jun 10 Stanley Lupino, English comic (Cheer Up, Over She Goes), dies at 48
  • Jun 15 Vera Figner, writer, dies
  • Jun 17 Charles Fitzpatrick, Canadian politician who was the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Quebec and 5th Chief Justice of Canada, dies at 88
  • Jun 18 Adolf Opalka, Czech resistance fighter, shot down
  • Jun 18 John Kubris, Czech resistance fighter, killed Heydrich, dies at 28
  • Jun 25 Hans Lietzman, German theologist/church historian, dies at 67
  • Jun 30 Arnoldus J H Aerts, Dutch bishop of New-Guinea, executed at 62
  • Jul 3 Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, French general (b. 1856)
  • Jul 11 Simon de la Bella, Dutch president (NVV), dies in Dachau
  • Jul 20 Patric Cobb, British sea officer, dies in battle
  • Jul 23 Nikola J Vaptsarov, Bulgaria poet/communist, executed at 32
  • Jul 23 Adam Czerniakow, Polish engineer (suicide) (b. 1880)
  • Jul 26 Titus Brandsma, [Anno Sjoerd], Dutch Roman Catholic priest and philosopher (Dachau), dies
  • Jul 26 Roberto Arlt, Argentinian writer (b. 1900)
  • Jul 27 William Matthew Finders Petrie, Egyptologist, dies
  • Jul 31 Francis E Younghusband, British journalist/explorer, dies at 79
  • Aug 2 Friedrich Aereboe, Dutch landlord, dies at 77
  • Aug 7 Richard Gott, British gen/commandant of 8th Army, dies in battle at 43
  • Aug 9 Edith Stein, German philosopher, dies
  • Aug 21 Kiyoano Ichiki, Japanese colonel (WW II), dies
  • Aug 25 George EAE, English prince/earl of St Andrews, dies in battle at 39
  • Aug 25 W van Daalen, opposition leader on Celebes, beheaded
  • Aug 25 George Edward Alexander Windsor, Duke of Kent (b. 1902)
  • Aug 31 Von Bismarck, German major general, (Africa Corps), dies in battle
  • Sep 2 Tom Williams, Irish republican (b. 1924)
  • Sep 5 François de Labouchère, French aviator of World War II, compagnon de la Libération. (b. 1917)
  • Sep 7 Cecilia Beaux, American portrait painter dies aged 87
  • Sep 14 E.S. Gosney, American eugenicist (b. 1855)
  • Sep 19 Condé Nast, American publisher (b. 1873)
  • Sep 27 Douglas Munro, only US Coast Guard with WW II-Med of Honor, dies
  • Oct 1 Ants Piip, Estonian Prime Minister (b. 1884)
  • Oct 6 Erich Kuttner, German journalist/historian (Vorwarts), dies
  • Oct 8 Sergei Chaplygin, Soviet engineer
  • Oct 10 Richard von Schaukal, Austria poet/writer (Schlemihle), dies at 68
  • Oct 15 Dirk Bannink, nurse/local counciller Deventer, executed
  • Oct 16 12, Dutch Communist Party-resistance fighter/3 NVV-hostages, executed
  • Oct 18 Mikhail Nesterov, Russian painter (b. 1862)
  • Oct 22 Gustave "Staff" de Clercq, leader Flemish Nationally Covenant, dies
  • Oct 22 Sybren Tulip, NSBer/supt of police in Amsterdam (1941-42), dies
  • Oct 23 Georg Stumme, German general/commandant of African corps, dies
  • Oct 27 Helmuth Hubener, Youth Political Activist against the Hitler regime (b. 1925)
  • Nov 3 Carl Sternheim, German playwright (Trousers, Snob), dies at 64
  • Nov 4 Marcel Barger, [Streliskie], cabaret performer, killed in Auschwitz
  • Nov 9 Edna May Oliver, dies on 59th birthday
  • Nov 11 Anton H Blaauw, botanist (Perception of the Lichtes), dies at 60
  • Nov 13 Daniel J. Callaghan, US Admiral (Medal of Honor) dies during the Battle of Guadalcanal at 52
  • Nov 13 Douglas H Fox, US captain of destroyer Barton, dies in battle
  • Nov 13 Norman Scott, US admiral (at Guadalcanal), dies
  • Nov 17 Ben Reitman, American anarchist, physician (b. 1879)