1943 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 567

  • Jan 1 Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to lt-colonel
  • Jan 1 Negro League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown
  • Jan 3 1st missing persons telecast (NYC)
  • Jan 3 Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa

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

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

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Jan 10 1st US president to visit a foreign country in wartime - FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jan 11 US & Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
  • Jan 12 Frankfurters replaced by Victory Sausages (mix of meat & soy meal)

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Jan 13 British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

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Jan 13 Hitler declares "Total War"

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Jan 13 Soviet offensive at Don under general Golikov
  • Jan 13 US infantry captures Galloping Horse Ridge, Guadalcanal

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Jan 14 Heinrich Himmler views Warsaw

Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS Heinrich Himmler
Leading Nazi and Reichsführer of the SS
Heinrich Himmler
  • Jan 14 World War II: Japan begins Operation Ke, withdrawal of its troops from Guadalcanal
  • Jan 14 World War II: Franklin D. Roosevelt travels from Miami to Morocco to meet with Winston Churchill, becoming the first American president to travel by airplane
  • Jan 14 World War II: Casablanca Conference begins between Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Jan 15 1st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught
  • Jan 15 World's largest office building, the Pentagon is completed
  • Jan 15 1,000 workers complete air conditioning system for Pentagon
  • Jan 15 World War II: The Soviets begin a counter-offensive at Voronezh
  • Jan 16 -60°F (-51°C), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record)
  • Jan 16 1st US air raid on Ambon
  • Jan 16 German 2nd SS-Panzer division evacuates Charkow
  • Jan 16 Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad
  • Jan 17 Tin Can Drive Day in the US, salvage collected for the war effort
  • Jan 18 Soviets announce they have broken the long siege of Leningrad by Nazi Germany
  • Jan 18 US rations bread & metal - banning presliced bread reduce bakery demand for metal parts
  • Jan 19 1st Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins
  • Jan 19 Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
  • Jan 20 Lead, South Dakota, temperature is 52°F, while 1.5 miles away Deadwood records -16°F
  • Jan 20 Operation Weiss: German, Italian, Bulgarian & Croatian troops attempt to retake land liberated by Tito's partisans
  • Jan 21 Soviet forces reconquer Worosjilowsk
  • Jan 21 Soviet forces reconquer Gumrak airport near Stalingrad
  • Jan 21 Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Royal Navy, promoted to Admiral of the Fleet
  • Jan 22 66.3 cm precipitation at Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
  • Jan 22 Allied Joint Chiefs of Staff determine invasion in Sicily for July 10th
  • Jan 22 Temperature rises 49°F (9°C) in 2 minutes in Spearfish, South Dakota
  • Jan 23 66.34 cm (26.12"), Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
  • Jan 23 British 8th army marches into Tripoli
  • Jan 23 Japanese Mount Austen on Guadalcanal captured
  • Jan 24 Adolf Hitler orders German troops at Stalingrad to fight to the death
  • Jan 24 Jewish patients, nurses and doctors incinerated at Auschwitz-Birkenau
  • Jan 27 1st US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen)
  • Jan 29 New Zealand cruiser Kiwi collides with Japanese submarine I-1 at Guadalcanal
  • Jan 29 Sidney Kingsley's "Patriots" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 29 U.S. cruiser "Chicago" is heavily damaged by Japanese bombers on the first day of the Battle of Rennell Island
  • Jan 30 6 British Mosquitos bomb Berlin in daylight

  • Jan 30 German assault on French in Tunisia
  • Jan 30 German under officers shot down in Haarlem Neth
  • Jan 30 Hitler promotes Friedrich von Paul to Field Marshal
  • Jan 30 Illegal opposition newspaper Loyal begins publishing
  • Jan 30 USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean
  • Jan 31 Chile breaks off relations with Germany & Japan
  • Jan 31 General Friedrich von Paul surrenders to Soviet troops at Stalingrad
  • Feb 1 German occupiers make Vidkun Quisling Norwegian premier
  • Feb 1 Mussert forms pro-Nazi shadow cabinet in Netherlands
  • Feb 2 German 6th Army surrenders after Battle of Stalingrad in a major turning point in Europe during World War II
  • Feb 3 4 chaplains drown after giving up their life jackets to others
  • Feb 4 Bertolt Brecht's play "The Good Person of Szechwan" premieres in Zurich
  • Feb 5 Amsterdam resistance group CS-6 shoots nazi general Seyffardt
  • Feb 5 Clandestine Radio Atlantiksender, Germany, 1st transmission
  • Feb 6 1st Spitfire in action above Darwin, Australia, Mu Ki-46 shot down
  • Feb 7 Shoe rationing begins in US (may purchase up to 3 more pairs in 1942)
  • Feb 8 Red Army recaptures Kursk
  • Feb 9 FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry
  • Feb 9 German riots at "plutocratenzoontjes", 1,200 in Vught Camp
  • Feb 9 Japanese troops evacuate Guadalcanal, ends epic WWII battle on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific
  • Feb 9 Nazis arrest Dutch sons of rich parents
  • Feb 10 "Manifesto of Algerian People" calls for equality & self-determination
  • Feb 10 British 8th Army sweeps through North Africa to Tunisia
  • Feb 10 Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau

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Feb 11 US General Eisenhower selected to command the allied armies in Europe; British General Montgomery not best pleased

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Feb 11 Transport #47 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Feb 12 General Eisenhower departs Algiers for Tebessa
  • Feb 13 German assault on Sidi Bou Zid Tunisia, Gen Eisenhower visits front
  • Feb 13 Women's Marine Corps created
  • Feb 14 German offensive through de Faid-pass Tunisia
  • Feb 14 Soviets recapture Rostov
  • Feb 14 World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
  • Feb 15 Women's camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) hit by allied air raid
  • Feb 16 -32°F (-36°C), Falls Village, Connecticut (state record)
  • Feb 16 British premier Winston Churchill contracts pneumonia
  • Feb 16 Withdrawing Afrika Korps reaches Mareth-line in North Africa
  • Feb 16 Sign on Munich facade: "Out with Hitler! Long live freedom!" done by "White Rose" student group, caught on 2/18, beheaded on 2/22
  • Feb 16 World War II: The USSR reconquers Kharkov.
  • Feb 17 Adolf Hitler visits field marshal Erich von Manstein's headquarters in Zaporozje, Ukraine and stays until the 19th
  • Feb 17 Dutch churches protest at Seyss-Inquart against persecution of Jews
  • Feb 17 Major General Omar Bradley flies to Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 17 Dow Chemical and Corning Glass Works form a joint venture to explore and produce silicon materials, based off of the work of J. Franklin Hyde
  • Feb 18 1st edition of Dutch resistance newspaper "Trouw"
  • Feb 18 Munich resistance group "White Rose" captured by Nazis
  • Feb 19 German tanks under Generalmajor Karl Buelowius attack Kasserine Pass, Tunisia
  • Feb 20 Allied troops occupy Kasserine pass in Tunisia
  • Feb 20 New volcano Paracutin erupts in farmer's corn field (Mexico)
  • Feb 20 Phil Wrigley & B Rickey charter All-American Girls Softball League
  • Feb 20 American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 284

  • Jan 1 Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Indian scientist
  • Jan 1 Tony Knowles, 9th Governor of Alaska
  • Jan 4 Doris Kearns Goodwin, American writer
  • Jan 6 Osvaldo Soriano, writer
  • Jan 6 Paul James Nunn, mountaineer
  • Jan 7 Nicholas Warner, test Pilot
  • Jan 7 Sadako Sasaki, Japanese child victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb (d. 1955)
  • Jan 9 Robert Drewe, Australian author
  • Jan 9 Elmer MacFadyen, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • Jan 14 Shannon Lucid, astronaut (STS 51G, 34, 43, 58, 76/79), born in Shanghai, China
  • Jan 17 Daniel Charles Brandenstein, Watertown Wi, ast (STS 8, 51-G, 32, 49)
  • Jan 17 René Préval, President of Haiti (1996-2001, 2006-2011), born in Port-au-Prince (d. 2017)
  • Jan 18 Kay Granger, American politician
  • Jan 19 Margriet Francisca, Dutch Princess
  • Jan 20 Roeland HG "Roel" van Duyn, Dutch Provo politician
  • Jan 22 H James "Jim" Saxton, (Rep-R-NJ, 1984- )
  • Jan 23 William E "Bill" Gibb, Scottish fashion designer
  • Jan 26 Sherian Grace Cadoria, brigadier general
  • Jan 27 A H Harper, CEO (Baltic Exchange)
  • Jan 29 Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard, Abbot of Downside
  • Feb 1 Josceline Dimbleby, cookery writer
  • Feb 4 Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese president of the regional government of Madeira
  • Feb 4 Ken Thompson, American computer scientist

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Feb 5 Nolan Bushnell, American electrical engineer (founded Atari, created Pong), born in Clearfield, Utah

Electrical Engineer and Businessman Nolan Bushnell
Electrical Engineer and Businessman
Nolan Bushnell
  • Feb 8 Pirzada Qasim, Pakistani poet and VC of Karachi University

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Feb 9 Joseph Stiglitz, American economist and Nobel laureate (asymmetric information), born in Gary, Indiana

Economist Joseph Stiglitz
Economist
Joseph Stiglitz
  • Feb 11 Iain Cameron, British brigadier
  • Feb 13 Friedrich Christian Delius, German writer, born in Rome
  • Feb 13 Leo Frankowski, American sci-fi author (High Tech Knight, Flying Warlord)
  • Feb 16 J D Moore, headmaster (St Dunstan's College)
  • Feb 16 James Beaton, British GC
  • Feb 18 Graeme Garden, Scottish writer
  • Feb 19 Homer Hickam, American author and retired NASA engineer
  • Feb 19 Tim Hunt, British biochemist, Nobel laureate
  • Feb 20 Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-9, TM-3)
  • Feb 20 Lord McNally, British Minister of State for Justice
  • Feb 21 Roberto Faenza, director (Cop Killers, Corrupt)
  • Feb 22 David E Skaggs, (Rep-D-Colorado)
  • Feb 22 Horst Köhler, President of Germany
  • Feb 24 Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer
  • Feb 24 Terry Semel, American business executive

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Feb 25 Sally Jessy Raphael, American TV talk show host (Sally), born in Easton, Pennsylvania

TV Talk Show Host Sally Jessy Raphael
TV Talk Show Host
Sally Jessy Raphael
  • Feb 26 Bob van Reeth, Flemish architect
  • Feb 26 Dante Ferretti, Italian art director and costume designer
  • Feb 28 Hans Dijkstal, Dutch minister of the Interior (VVD, 1994-98)
  • Mar 1 Benjamin W Jipcho, Mt Elgon Kenya, 3K steeplechase (Oly-silver-1972)
  • Mar 1 Franz Hohler, Swiss writer, born in Biel
  • Mar 1 Gil Amelio, American venture capitalist
  • Mar 1 Richard H. Price, American physicist
  • Mar 1 Rashid Sunyaev, Russian physicist
  • Mar 2 Gordon Black, English industrialist
  • Mar 2 Rosa DeLauro, (Rep-D-Connecticut)
  • Mar 2 Peter Straub, American author

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Mar 9 Bobby Fischer, American world chess champion (1972-75), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • Mar 9 Charles Gibson, American television journalist
  • Mar 15 David Cronenberg, director (Shivers, Fly, Brood), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 16 Ursula Goodenough, Evolutionary Scholar, Cell Biologist
  • Mar 19 Mario J. Molina, Mexican chemist, Nobel laureate
  • Mar 19 Mario Monti, Italian politician
  • Mar 20 Gerard Malanga, American poet and photographer
  • Mar 20 Naima Neidre, Estonian graphic artist
  • Mar 23 Peter Graves, supt minister (Westminster Central Hall)
  • Mar 23 Nils-Aslak Valkeapää, Finnish writer (d. 2001)
  • Mar 24 H Martin Lancaster, (Rep-D-NC)
  • Mar 26 Robert "Bob" Woodward, Geneva Illinois, Washington Post investigative reporter (Watergate, CIA crimes)
  • Mar 27 Milton Robert Carr, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1975-81, 83-95), born in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • Mar 27 Phil Frank, American cartoonist (d. 2007)
  • Mar 28 Mike Newell, director (Bad Blood, Awakening, Amazing Grace & Chuck)
  • Mar 28 Richard Eyre, British director (National Theatre)

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Mar 29 John Major, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1990-97), born in Carshalton, Surrey, England

British Prime Minister John Major
British Prime Minister
John Major
  • Apr 3 Doreen Tracey, English-born Mouseketeer
  • Apr 4 Ian Robertson, British museum director (National Army Museum)
  • Apr 6 Harry Conroy, trade unionist
  • Apr 8 Michael Bennett, aids victim/choreographer (Chorus Line)
  • Apr 8 Tony Banks, English politician (Labour)
  • Apr 8 William Garth Morrison, Chief scout
  • Apr 8 James Herbert, horror writer (The Rats), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Apr 11 E J Dommering, Dutch lawyer
  • Apr 11 John Montagu, 11th Earl of Sandwich, British entrepreneur, politician and nobleman
  • Apr 11 Elmer R Wilsoe, Island mayor (Curacao)
  • Apr 13 Billy Kidd, American skier
  • Apr 14 Clarice Elaine Gaylord, director of research grants (EPA)
  • Apr 14 Yvonne Vriens-Auerbach, Dutch politician (CDA)

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Apr 15 Robert Lefkowitz, American physician (Nobel Prize for Chemistry), born in NYC, New York

Physician-scientist Robert Lefkowitz
Physician-scientist
Robert Lefkowitz
  • Apr 16 Ewald Vanvugt, author (Kiss of Delight, Seed of Love)
  • Apr 20 Ian Watson, British sci-fi author (Book of Being, Whores of Babylon)
  • Apr 22 Louise Glück, American poet and 12th US Poet Laureate
  • Apr 23 Carmen von Thyssen, Baroness, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • Apr 23 Herve Villechaize, French "Da Plane! Da Plane!" (Fantasy Island)
  • Apr 26 Peter Zumthor, Swiss architect
  • Apr 28 John Oliver Creighton, Orange Tx, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 51G, 36, 48)
  • Apr 30 Robert L Livingston, (Rep-R-Louisiana, 1977- )
  • Apr 30 Frederick Chiluba, former Zambian president (1991-2001)
  • May 3 John Costello, historian
  • May 4 Mikhail Chemiakin, Russian painter
  • May 6 Andreas Baader, leader of the German organization Red Army Faction (d. 1977)
  • May 7 Peter Horak, jetboat jumper
  • May 7 Peter Carey, Australian author (True History of the Kelly Gang), born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria
  • May 10 James Earl Chaney, US civil rights activist
  • May 10 Richard Darman, American economist

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Entrepreneur and Founder of Walmart Sam Walton
Entrepreneur and Founder of Walmart
Sam Walton

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Feb 18 Augusto Pinochet Ugarte (Chilean gen/dictator) marries Lucia Hiriart

General and Dictator Augusto Pinochet
General and Dictator
Augusto Pinochet

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 29 Author John Steinbeck (41) weds Gwyndolyn Conger

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Apr 6 US Marine Corps aviator and astronaut John Glenn (21) weds high school sweetheart Anna Margaret Castor

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Evangelist Billy Graham
Evangelist
Billy Graham
  • Oct 20 British Children's writer Enid Blyton marries 2nd husband surgeon Kenneth Fraser Darrell Waters at City of Westminster registry office, London

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Oct 23 55th UK Prime Minister David Lloyd George (80) weds second wife Frances Stevenson

British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 165

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

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

Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola Tesla
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
Nikola Tesla
  • Jan 7 George Washington Crile, American Surgeon (blood transfusion, surgical shock), dies at 78
  • Jan 8 Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (b. 1919)
  • Jan 9 Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain), dies at 53
  • Jan 10 J Arthur S Berson, Austrian meteorologist, dies at 83
  • Jan 11 Agustín Pedro Justo, President of Argentina (1932-38) during the Infamous Decade, dies at 66
  • Jan 11 Carlo Tresca, NY's Italian newspaper editor/anti-fascist, murdered
  • Jan 12 Jan R T Campert, Dutch resistance fighter/poet (18 Dead), dies at 40
  • Jan 12 Frank Alvord Perret, American volcanologist renowned for his research at Vesuvius, Etna, Stromboli and Kilauea dies at 75
  • Jan 13 Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss artist (b. 1889)
  • Jan 16 Franz Courtens, Flemish painter (Sunny Lane), dies at 88
  • Jan 23 Alexander Woollcott, critic, dies of a heart attack on radio, at 56
  • Jan 24 John Burns, British minister of Local Government (1905-14), dies
  • Jan 26 Nikolai Vavilov, geneticist, Saratovv labour camp, dies
  • Jan 26 Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenicist (b. 1880)
  • Feb 3 Alexander Goode, rabbi who surrended his life jacket, drowns
  • Feb 5 Wim Gertenbach, Dutch resistance fighter (Slogan), shot by Nazis
  • Feb 6 HA Seyffardt, Dutch lt-gen/NSB "minister", dies at 71
  • Feb 9 ... Reydons, wife of General Reydons, shot to death by resistance
  • Feb 10 Wa'er, shot dead by Defiance
  • Feb 13 William Walraven, journalist/writer (Neglected Grouser), dies at 55
  • Feb 14 David Hilbert, German mathematician (Hilbert Space), dies at 81
  • Feb 14 Frieda Reiss, French 11 month old baby, murdered in Auschwitz
  • Feb 17 Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (b. 1872)
  • Feb 18 Henri Polak, Dutch union leader/politician (soc-dem), dies at 74
  • Feb 22 Christoph Probst, German resistance fighter (That Weisse Rose), dies
  • Feb 22 Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (White Rose), beheaded at 24
  • Feb 22 Sophie Scholl, German anti-Nazi political activist, active in the non-violent resistance group, the White Rose (Die Weisse Rose), beheaded by guillotine at 21
  • Feb 26 Theodor Eicke, Nazi official (b. 1892)
  • Feb 27 Kostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (b. 1859)
  • Mar 2 Alexandre Yersin, Swiss bacteriologist (bacteria plague), dies at 79
  • Mar 4 Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis, Greek foreign minister, dies at 71
  • Mar 4 Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Beatrijs), dies at 73
  • Mar 12 Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor (b. 1869)
  • Mar 13 Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (b. 1898)
  • Mar 13 J. P. Morgan, Jr. [John Pierpont], American financier and son of J.P. Morgan, Sr., (J.P. Morgan & Co.), dies of a stroke at 75
  • Mar 19 Frank Nitti, American gangster (b. 1883)
  • Mar 23 Andre Lichtenberger, French Sudan writer (Le Petit Roi), dies at 72
  • Mar 27 Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot (BI-1), killed in crash
  • Mar 30 Jan Bytnar, Polish activist (b. 1921)
  • Mar 30 Maciej Aleksy Dawidowski, Polish activist (b. 1920)
  • Apr 4 Oskar Schlemmer, German painter/sculptor, dies at 54
  • Apr 5 Aleš Hrdlička, Czech anthropologist (b. 1869)
  • Apr 7 Jovan Ducic, Serbian poet (Blue Legends), dies at 72
  • Apr 7 Alexandre Millerand, President of France (b. 1859)
  • Apr 8 Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed
  • Apr 14 Asser B Kleerekoper, SDAP-Second-Member of parliament, dies at 62
  • Apr 15 Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (d. 1882)
  • Apr 18 I Yamamoto, admiral of Japanese fleet, dies
  • Apr 19 Alexander Schmorell, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • Apr 19 Kurt Huber, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • Apr 19 Willy Graf, German resistance fighter, beheaded
  • Apr 24 Gerardus H de Hare, socialist vicar, dies at 63
  • Apr 29 Sidney A K Keyes, English poet (Foreign Gate), dies at 20
  • Apr 30 Beatrice Potter Webb, British sociologist, economist ( founded London School of Economics) and writer (My Apprenticeship), dies at 85
  • Apr 30 Etty Hillesum, Dutch diarist, dies in Auschwitz
  • Apr 30 Otto Jespersen, Danish philologist (b. 1860)
  • May 1 Johan Oscar Smith, Norwegian Christian leader who founded the evangelical Brunstad Christian Church, dies at 71
  • May 8 Mordecai Anielewicz, Jewish commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed
  • May 10 Andre Bertulot, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • May 10 Arnaud/Armand Fraiteur, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • May 10 Maurice-Albert Raskin, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
  • May 14 Henri La Fontaine, Belgian Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1854)
  • May 16 Alfred Hoche, German psychiatrist (b. 1865)
  • May 19 Kristjan Raud, Estonian painter (b. 1865)
  • May 24 Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84
  • May 25 Nils von Dardel, Swedish post-impressionist painter (b. 1888)
  • May 26 Edsel Ford, American President of Ford Motor Company (1919-1943) and son of Henry Ford, dies of stomach cancer aged 49
  • Jun 1 Wilfrid B. Israel, Jewish activist
  • Jun 3 Folkert E Posthuma, Min of Agriculture, dies
  • Jun 6 Karl Landsteiner, Austrian immunologist and pathologist (Nobel 1930), dies at 74
  • Jun 13 Kočo Racin, Macedonian poet (b. 1908)
  • Jun 26 Fritz Schmidt, Nazi commissioner in Holland, commits suicide at 39
  • Jul 1 Auguste Reitsma, Dutch resistance fighter (census director), executed
  • Jul 1 C Bakker, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1 C L Barentsen, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1 Coos Hartogh, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1 Cor Roos, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1 Henri Halberstadt, Dutch resistance fighter (census dir), executed
  • Jul 1 Johan Brouwer, hispanist/writer/Dutch resistance fighter, executed
  • Jul 1 Koen Limperg, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1 Sam Bloemgarten, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1 Willem Arondeus, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 1 Willem Brouwer, Dutch resistance fighter (census bureau), executed
  • Jul 4 Wladyslaw Sikorski, gen/PM of Poland in exile (1939-43), dies at 62
  • Jul 8 Harry Oakes, Canadian ruler of Bahamas, murdered
  • Jul 8 Jean "Max" Moulin, French resistance fighter, executed
  • Jul 13 Kurt Huber, German philosopher/resistance fighter, dies at 50
  • Jul 17 Sir Patrick Duncan, Governor-general of the Union of South Africa (1937 to 1943), dies at 72
  • Jul 23 Emanuel Querido, Dutch publisher, murdered in the Nazi extermination camp at Sobibor at 71
  • Aug 1 Ismar Elbogen, German/US learned/rabbi (Jewish Lexicon), dies at 68
  • Aug 5 Adam Kuckhoff, German writer and resistance fighter, is executed during WWII at 55
  • Aug 7 Gustav Schmidt, German lt-general, dies in battle
  • Aug 10 C Bergsma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • Aug 10 J Janzen, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • Aug 10 J Posthuma, Dutch resistance fighter (Waalsdorpervlakte), dies
  • Aug 18 Hans Jeschonnek, German air force general/chief-staff, commits suicide