1947 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 249

  • Jan 1 Benelux agress to work related issues
  • Jan 1 Britain nationalizes its coal industry

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Jan 2 Mahatma Gandhi begins march for peace in East-Bengali

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jan 3 1st opening session of Congress to be televised
  • Jan 3 William Dawson becomes 1st black to head congressional committee

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Jan 4 Emilio G. Segrè and Carlo Perrier announce technetium, a previously unknown element and the first artificially synthesized chemical element

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Emilio G. Segrè
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Emilio G. Segrè
  • Jan 6 Ray Lindwall smashes 100 v England in MCG Test
  • Jan 6 Pan American Airlines offers a round-the-world-ticket, the first commercial airline to do so

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Jan 8 Gen George Marshall becomes US Secretary of State

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall

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Jan 9 Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the black dahlia, is last seen alive.

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short
  • Jan 10 British stop ships Independence & In-Gathering from landing in Israel
  • Jan 10 Greek steamer "Himara" strikes a wartime mine in Saronic Gulf south of Athens with loss of 392 of 637 aboard
  • Jan 15 The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California.
  • Jan 16 Vincent Aurial elected president of France
  • Jan 17 Ammunition factory explodes in Muiden, Netherlands, 16 die
  • Jan 18 Small river steamer sank on Yangtze River, kills 400
  • Jan 19 SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
  • Jan 20 Brigadier General Edwin K Wright, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA
  • Jan 26 KLM Dakota crashes near Copenhagen, 22 die
  • Jan 28 "Bay Psalm" book auctioned for a record $151,000

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Jan 29 Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" premieres in NYC

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • Feb 1 Aleide de Gasperi forms Italian government of christian-dems & communists
  • Feb 1 Dmitri Shostakovitch named professor at conservatoire of Leningrad
  • Feb 1 NV United Dutch Fokker's Aircraft established
  • Feb 3 -81°F (-63°C), Snag Yukon (North American record)
  • Feb 3 1st black reporter in US Congressional press gallery (Percival Prattis)
  • Feb 5 Bolewet Beirut becomes president of Poland
  • Feb 7 Arabs & Jews reject British proposal to split Palestine
  • Feb 8 Jan van der Hoorn wins 8th Dutch 11-cities skating race (10:51)

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Feb 9 Bank robber Willie Sutton escapes jail in Philadelphia

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • Feb 10 Italy cedes most of Venezia Giulia to Yugoslavia
  • Feb 10 Netherlands Radio Union forms
  • Feb 10 Province of Petsamo returned to Soviet Union by Finland
  • Feb 10 WW II peace treaties signed
  • Feb 12 Daytime fireball & meteorite fall seen in eastern Siberia
  • Feb 12 Record 100.5-kg sailfish caught, C W Stewart, Galapagos Islands

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Feb 12 French fashion designer Christian Dior presents his first influential collection, named the "New Look"

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior
  • Feb 17 Dutch RC bishops publish manifest against "godless communism"
  • Feb 17 Voice of America begins broadcasting to USSR
  • Feb 18 24 die in a train crash in Gallitzin Pa
  • Feb 20 Chemical mixing error causes explosion that destroys 42 blocks in LA
  • Feb 20 Earl Mountbatten of Burma appointed as last viceroy of India to oversee the move to independence.
  • Feb 20 State of Prussia ceases to exist.

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Feb 21 1st instant developing camera demonstrated by Edwin Land in NYC

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • Feb 21 Whipper Billy Watson beats Bill Longson, to become wrestling champ

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Feb 23 Gen Eisenhower opens drive to raise $170M in aid for European Jews

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Feb 27 Paul-Emile Victor French polar expeditions organized
  • Feb 28 Anti Kuomintang demonstration on Taiwan
  • Feb 28 228 Incident: In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with the loss of 30,000 civilian lives.
  • Mar 1 International Monetary Fund begins operation
  • Mar 6 XB-45, 1st US 4-engine jet bomber, makes 1st test flight, Muroc, CA
  • Mar 7 The Kuomintang and Communist Party of China resume full-fledged Civil War.
  • Mar 9 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
  • Mar 9 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • Mar 12 Belgian government of Huysmans resigns

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Mar 12 US President Harry Truman introduces Truman-doctrine to fight communism

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Mar 15 John Lee appointed 1st black commissioned officer in US Navy
  • Mar 16 Convair Liner, 1st US twin-engine pressurized airplane, tested
  • Mar 19 Belgian government of Paul-Henri Spaak (Belgium Socialist Party) forms

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Mar 19 Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek conquers Jenan

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Mar 20 180 tonne blue whale (record) caught in South Atlantic
  • Mar 21 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Fulgens radiatur
  • Mar 21 US President Harry Truman signs Executive Order 9835 requiring all federal employees to have allegiance to the United States
  • Mar 22 President Harry Truman signs executive order calling for loyalty
  • Mar 24 Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the presidency

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Mar 24 John D. Rockefeller Jr donates NYC East River site to the UN

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • Mar 25 Agreement of Linggadjati ratified in Batavia
  • Mar 25 Coal mine explosion in Centralia, Ill, claims 111
  • Apr 1 1st Jewish immigrants to Israel disembark at Port of Eilat
  • Apr 2 Carlo Terron's "Il diamente del profeta" premieres in Rome
  • Apr 4 Convention on International Civil Aviation goes into effect
  • Apr 4 Largest group of sunspots on record
  • Apr 4 UN's International Civil Aviation Organization forms
  • Apr 6 1st Tony Awards: Arthur Miller, David Wayne & Patricia Neal win for theatrical achievements
  • Apr 8 Largest recorded sunspot (7,000) observed
  • Apr 9 Atomic Energy Commission confirmed
  • Apr 9 Tornadoes striking West Texas & Oklahoma kill 169, injuring 1,300
  • Apr 10 King Frederik IX of Denmark crowned
  • Apr 15 Operations begin at Radio Netherlands World radio
  • Apr 16 -17] Explosions & fire on French ship Grandcamp
  • Apr 16 Lens to provide zoom effects demonstrated (NYC)
  • Apr 16 Massive explosion & fire kills 522 in Texas City, Tx
  • Apr 19 AAU record for a 25-foot rope climb is set in 4.7 seconds
  • Apr 19 French ship explodes in Texas City harbor, kills about 522
  • Apr 20 Frederik IX becomes king of Denmark
  • Apr 25 Trial against WW II mayor of Amsterdam Edward Voete begins

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Apr 28 Thor Heyerdahl & "Kon-Tiki" sail from Peru to Polynesia

Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer Thor Heyerdahl
Ethnographer, Archaeologist and Explorer
Thor Heyerdahl
  • Apr 30 Boulder Dam renamed in honor of Herbert Hoover
  • May 1 Lt General Hoyt S Vandenberg, USA, ends term as 2nd head of CIA
  • May 1 Radar for commercial & private planes 1st demonstrated
  • May 1 Rear Admiral Roscoe H Hillenkoetter, USN, becomes 3th director of CIA
  • May 2 Eugene O'Neill's "Moon for the Misbegotten" premieres in NYC
  • May 3 New post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect.
  • May 5 Mississippi Valley flooding kills 16 & causes $850M in damage
  • May 5 Pulitzer prize awarded to Robert Penn Warren (All the King's Men)

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May 7 General MacArthur approves Japanese constitution

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • May 7 Paraguayian government unleashes contra revolt
  • May 11 BF Goodrich announced the development of tubeless tire (Akron Ohio)
  • May 11 Laos accepts constitution for parliamentary democracy
  • May 13 US Senate approved the Taft-Hartley Act limiting the power of unions

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 333

  • Jan 1 Alexei Ivanovich Bobrov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 Peter Lankhorst, Dutch MP (PPR)
  • Jan 1 Vladimir Georgiyevich Titov, Rus cosmonaut (Soyuz T-8, TM-4, STS 63)
  • Jan 1 Jon Corzine, American politician
  • Jan 2 Aleksandr Tikhonova, USSR, biathalon relay (Oly-gold-1968, 72, 76, 80)
  • Jan 2 Jack Hanna, American zoologist
  • Jan 3 Sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 5 Michael DeWine, (Rep-R-Oh, 1983- )
  • Jan 7 Shobha De, Indian writer
  • Jan 8 Igor Ivanov, Leningrad, Canadian chess champion (1981-84, 1985- )
  • Jan 8 Don Bendell, American author & karate master
  • Jan 8 Samuel Schmid, Swiss politician
  • Jan 9 Ronnie Landfield, American artist
  • Jan 10 George Alec Effinger, US, sci-fi author (Nick of Time)
  • Jan 10 Afeni Shakur, mother of Tupac Shakur, Black Panther Party member, born in Lumberton, North Carolina (d. 2016)
  • Jan 13 Jacek Majchrowski, Mayor of Kraków
  • Jan 14 Bill Weberniuk, Canadian snookers player
  • Jan 15 Andrea Martin, Portland ME, comediene (SCTV, Club Paradise)
  • Jan 16 Georgette Mosbacher, CEO (La Prairie cosmetics)
  • Jan 16 Magdalen Nabb, British author (d. 2007)
  • Jan 16 Harvey Proctor, British politician
  • Jan 19 Paula Deen, American chef and restaurateur
  • Jan 23 Thomas R Carper, (Rep-D-DE, 1983- )
  • Jan 23 Megawati Sukarnoputri, 5th President of Indonesia
  • Jan 23 Gatewood Galbraith, [Louis], Carlisle, Kentucky, Lawyer, American political activist, iconic Kentucky political figure, (d. 2012)
  • Jan 24 David Randall, British priest, founder of Cara (d. 1996)
  • Jan 27 Vyron Polydoras, Greek politician
  • Jan 28 MJ Ainsworth, CEO (Institute of Chartered Secretaries)
  • Jan 28 Valerie Bragg, principal (City Technology College-Kingshurst)
  • Jan 29 Israel Wetrin, managing director (Elonex)
  • Jan 29 Linda B. Buck, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Jan 30 Les Barker, English poet
  • Feb 1 Adam Ingram, British MP
  • Feb 4 James Danforth "Dan" Quayle, USA (Sen-R-Ind, 44th Vice President 1989-93), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Feb 4 Sanford Bishop, (Rep-D-Georgia)
  • Feb 5 Mary Louise Cleave, Southampton NY, PhD/astronaut (STS 61-B, STS 30)
  • Feb 7 Joe Shea, American journalist
  • Feb 9 Carla Del Ponte, Swiss UN prosecutor
  • Feb 10 Louise Arbour, Canadian judge
  • Feb 10 Nicholas Owen, English newsreader
  • Feb 12 Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Indian leader of Damdami Taksal (d. 1984)
  • Feb 14 Judd Gregg, (Rep-R-NH, 1981- )
  • Feb 14 Pham Tuan, Vietnam, cosmonaut (Soyuz 37/36)
  • Feb 16 Franz West, artist (Flause), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2012)
  • Feb 18 Eliot Engel, American politician (Rep-D-NY), born in New York City
  • Feb 18 Princess Maria Christina, [Marijke], of Netherlands
  • Feb 19 Peter Bird, ocean rower
  • Feb 19 Tim Shadbolt, mayor of Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Feb 20 Andre van Duin, [Kyvon], Dutch entertainer (Bloemkoole)
  • Feb 20 Eggert Magnusson, Icelandic football executive
  • Feb 21 Olympia J Snowe, (Rep-R-ME, 1979- )
  • Feb 21 Victor Sokolov, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
  • Feb 22 John Bryant, (Rep-D-TX, 1983- )
  • Feb 23 Anton Mosimann, Swiss chef (Dorchester Hotel), born in Solothurn, Swiss Jura
  • Feb 23 Colin Sanders, British computer engineer (Solid State Logic)
  • Feb 23 John McWethy, American journalist (d. 2008)
  • Feb 23 Pia Kjærsgaard, Danish politician
  • Feb 25 Lewis Moonie, British MP
  • Feb 28 Stephanie Beacham, England, (Devil's Widow, Schizo, Dallas, Colbys)
  • Mar 3 Clifton Snider, American poet and writer
  • Mar 6 Teru Miyamoto, Japanese author
  • Mar 7 Robert O'Neill Crossman, politician
  • Mar 7 Helen Eadie, Scottish politician
  • Mar 8 Florentino Pérez, Spanish football executive
  • Mar 9 Keri Hulme, New Zealandic writer

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Mar 10 [Avril] Kim Campbell, Canada's 1st female Prime Minister and 19th overall (1993), born in Port Alberni, British Columbia

19th Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell
19th Prime Minister of Canada
Kim Campbell
  • Mar 10 Laurie Langenbach, Dutch author
  • Mar 10 Paul Condon, Baron Condon, former Commissioner of The Metropolitan Police
  • Mar 10 Bob Greene, American journalist
  • Mar 11 Geoffrey Hunt, Australia, world-champion squash player

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Mar 12 Mitt Romney, 70th Republican Governor of Massachusetts and presidential candidate, born in Detroit, Michigan

Politician Mitt Romney
Politician
Mitt Romney
  • Mar 12 Kalervo Palsa, Finnish artist (d. 1987)
  • Mar 14 Jan [AJ] te Veldhuis, Dutch MP (VVD)
  • Mar 14 William Jefferson, (Rep-D-Louisiana)
  • Mar 14 Pam Ayres, British poet
  • Mar 15 Larisa Grigoriyevna Pozharskaya, Russian cosmonaut
  • Mar 16 Ramzan Paskayev, Chechen accordionist
  • Mar 17 James Morrow, American author
  • Mar 17 Jan Andersson, Swedish politician
  • Mar 18 Steven H Schiff, (Rep-R-New Mexico)
  • Mar 18 Roger Kenneth Evans, English politician
  • Mar 19 John Beckwith, English real estate developer/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 20 John Eastburn Boswell, medievalist
  • Mar 22 Patrick Olive, percussionist (Hot Chocolate-You Sexy Thing)
  • Mar 22 Priscilla Yates, director (Royal Academy of Dancing)

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Mar 22 James Patterson, American author (Alex Cross, Witch and Wizard), born in Newburgh, New York

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Mar 24 Alan Sugar, English multi-millionaire/computer manufacturer (Amstrad), born in Hackney, London

Computer Entrepreneur Alan Sugar
Computer Entrepreneur
Alan Sugar
  • Mar 24 Pieter W Coetzer, South African journalist/MP (NP)
  • Mar 24 Christine Gregoire, American politician, current governor of Washington
  • Mar 25 Claudine Schneider, (Rep-R-RI, 1981- )
  • Mar 26 Dar Robinson, American stuntman (d. 1986)
  • Mar 27 Daphne Todd, president (Royal Society of Portrait Painters)
  • Mar 27 Dough Wilkerson, football
  • Mar 27 Walt Mossberg, the highest-paid journalist at the Wall Street Journal
  • Mar 28 Bruce Gilbert, producer (China Syndrome, 9 to 5, On Golden Pond)
  • Mar 28 John Landecker, American disk jockey
  • Mar 29 Aleksandr Stepenovich Viktorenko, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-3, 8, 14, 20)
  • Mar 29 Peter Hinchcliffe, co-founder (Iceland Frozen Foods)
  • Mar 30 Ryszard Kotla, Polish travel writer and activist, tour guide, journalist, academic teacher, engineer
  • Mar 31 Caesar Gaviria Trujillo, president (Colombia, 1990-94)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 1 Rocket engineer Werner von Braun (34) weds Maria Luise von Quistorp in Landshut, Germany

Rocket Scientist Werner von Braun
Rocket Scientist
Werner von Braun

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 7 US Senator Edward W Brooke (27) weds first wife Remigia Ferrari-Scacco

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke
  • Sep 27 Fantasy and sci-fiction writer Ray Bradbury (27) weds Marguerite McClure (25)

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 20 Future British Queen Princess Elizabeth II (21) weds Lt Philip Mountbatten (26) in Westminster Abbey, London

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Dec 5 "Spider-Man" creator Stan Lee (24) weds Joan Clayton Boocock

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 26 President of Indonesia Suharto (26) weds Siti Hartinah (24) in Surakarta at a traditional Javanese ceremony

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 103

  • Jan 4 Forrest Reid, Irish author/critic (Young Tom, Apostate), dies at 71
  • Jan 9 Karl Mannheim, sociologist (Diagnosis of Our Time), dies at 53
  • Jan 9 Lambertus Zijl, sculptor (Merchant Exchange-Amsterdam), dies at 80
  • Jan 12 Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Wertwissenschaft), dies at 77
  • Jan 13 Veit Valentin, German/US historian (German People), dies at 61

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 15 Elizabeth Short, the Black Dahlia (b. 1924)

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short
  • Jan 17 Pyotr Krasnov, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1869)
  • Jan 17 Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, French Archbishop of Quebec (b. 1883)
  • Jan 20 Josh Gibson, Negro League slugger, dies of a brain tumor at age 35
  • Jan 23 Pierre Bonnard, French painter/illustrator, dies at 79
  • Jan 24 Felix Timmermans, writer/painter (Gift from St Nicholas), dies at 60

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 25 Al Capone, Chicago gangster, dies of neurosyphilis at 48

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone
  • Jan 26 Gustav Adolf, crown prince of Sweden, dies in air crash
  • Jan 30 Frederick F Blackman, English botanist, dies at 80
  • Feb 3 Marc A "Pete" Mitscher, US lt-adm (WW II-Task Force 58), dies at 60
  • Feb 5 Ganzefles, Dutch nazi spy/Jews hunter, executed
  • Feb 5 Hans Fallada, German writer (Little Man, What Now?), dies at 53
  • Feb 25 Friedrich Paschen, German physicist, dies at 82
  • Feb 26 Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss politician, member of the Federal Council (b. 1868)
  • Mar 1 J Boogaard, nazi collaborator, executed
  • Mar 9 Carrie Chapman Catt, American women's suffrage leader, dies at 88
  • Mar 12 "Winston Churchill the American", American novelist (b. 1871)
  • Mar 18 William C. Durant, American automobile pioneer (General Motors), dies at 85
  • Mar 23 Archduchess Luise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (b. 1870)
  • Mar 28 Karol Świerczewski, Polish general (b. 1897)
  • Apr 1 George II, king of Greece, dies at 56
  • Apr 4 William O'Donnell, Irish politician (b. ?)
  • Apr 6 Herbert Backe, German Nazi politician (b. 1896)

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Apr 7 Henry Ford, American industrialist and auto maker (Ford Model T), dies at 83

Ford Motor Company Founder Henry Ford
Ford Motor Company Founder
Henry Ford
  • Apr 11 Louise Peete, American murderess (b. 1880)
  • Apr 12 Christian F L Leipoldt, South African writer (Die Moormansgat), dies
  • Apr 16 Rudolf Höß, commandant of the Auschwitz concentration camp (b. 1900)
  • Apr 20 Christian X, king of Denmark (1912-47), dies at 76
  • Apr 24 Willa Cather, American writer (b. 1873)
  • Apr 29 Irving Fisher, US economist, dies at 80
  • May 1 Sanner, leader of Norger blood bath, executed
  • May 2 Dorothea Binz, Nazi war criminal (b. 1920)
  • May 8 Harry Gordon Selfridge, American-born department store founder (b. 1858)
  • May 14 John Ray Sinnock, US chief engraver (1925-47), dies at 59
  • May 16 Frederick Hopkins, English biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1861)
  • May 17 George William Forbes, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1869)
  • May 20 Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1862)
  • May 23 C F Ramuz, writer, dies at 68
  • May 28 August Eigruber, Austrian war criminal (b. 1907)
  • Jun 9 Wladyslaw Raczkiewicz, president of Poland (1939-40), dies at 62
  • Jun 10 Alexander Bethune, Canadian politician (b. 1852)
  • Jun 16 Jean-Francois Capart, Belgian egyptologist (Memphis), dies at 86

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Jun 17 Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher for Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe, dies at 62

  • Jun 18 Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese admiral (b. 1898)
  • Jun 19 Willem H Fly, typographer/co-founder (SDAP), dies at 84

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Jun 20 Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, gangster, shot dead in Beverly Hills Cal

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Mobster
Bugsy Siegel
  • Jun 24 Emil Seidel, Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (b. 1864)

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Jun 26 Richard Bedford Bennett, 11th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of a heart attack at 76

11th Prime Minister of Canada Richard Bedford Bennett
11th Prime Minister of Canada
Richard Bedford Bennett
  • Jun 28 Stanislav K Neumann, Czech poet (Anti-Guide), dies at 72
  • Jul 9 Lucjan Żeligowski, Polish general (b. 1865)
  • Jul 15 Henry Kolker, dies at 76
  • Jul 16 Horatio Mbelle, South African interpreter, community leader and politician, dies in Pretoria at 77
  • Jul 17 Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat in WW II (saved thousands of Jews), dies at 34
  • Jul 19 Aung San, Burmese nationalist (assassinated) (b. 1915)
  • Jul 19 U Razak, Burmese politician (b. 1898)
  • Jul 30 Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1860)
  • Aug 5 Joannes D M Cornelissen, historian (Johann de White), dies
  • Aug 8 Anton Ivanovich Denikin, Russian general (b. 1872)
  • Aug 19 Ernst Laqueur, Dut chemist/psychologist (sexual hormones), dies at 67
  • Aug 20 Franz VM Cumont, Belgian religious historian, dies at 79
  • Aug 21 Ettore Bugatti, Italian/French car manufacturer, dies
  • Aug 25 Clark Wissler, US cultural anthropologist, dies at 76
  • Aug 28 Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (b. 1917)
  • Sep 1 Frederick Russell Burnham, father of the international Scouting movement (b. 1861)
  • Sep 6 Paul Guthnick, German astronomer, dies at 76
  • Sep 20 Fiorello H La Guardia, (Mayor-R-NYC, 1933-45), dies
  • Sep 23 Nikola Petkov, leader of Bulgaria Boer party, hanged
  • Sep 26 Hugh Lofting, writer (Gub Gub Book), dies at 61
  • Sep 28 William B Davidson, dies
  • Oct 2 Peter D. Ouspensky, Russian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1878)
  • Oct 4 Max Planck, German physicist (constantly of P, Nobel 1918), dies at 89
  • Oct 13 Sydney Webb, England, writer/husband of Beatrice Potter, dies
  • Oct 26 Canon Edwin Sidney Savage, English rector (b. 1862)
  • Oct 29 Frances Cleveland Preston, former 1st lady (1885-89 93-97), dies at 83
  • Nov 6 Kristian Elster, Norwegian author (Paradisets Have), dies at 66
  • Nov 11 Martin Dibelius, German theologist (That Drawer Jahwes), dies at 64
  • Nov 12 Emmuska Orczy, British author (Scarlet Pimpernel), dies at 82
  • Nov 14 Joseph Allard, French Canadian fiddler (b. 1873)
  • Nov 17 Ricarda Huch, German writer and historian "First Lady of German humanism", dies at 83
  • Nov 17 Victor Serge, Russian anarchist, novelist, and historian (b. 1890)
  • Nov 20 Wolfgang Borchert, German writer, dies at 26
  • Nov 25 Léon-Paul Fargue, French poet (b. 1876)
  • Nov 28 Jacques-Philippe Leclerc, WW II hero (liberator of Paris), dies at 44
  • Dec 1 Aleister Edward S Crowley, British occultist, dies at 72
  • Dec 1 Hardy, mathematician, dies
  • Dec 7 Nicholas M. Butler, American university president, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1862)
  • Dec 7 Tristan Bernard, French playwright and novelist (b. 1866)
  • Dec 13 Nicholas Roerich, Russian-born painter (b. 1874)
  • Dec 14 Franz Zorell, German RC lexicographer, dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 14 Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37), dies at 80

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • Dec 14 Edward Higgins, General of The Salvation Army (b. 1864)
  • Dec 15 Arthur Machen, Welsh author (b. 1863)
  • Dec 22 Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (b. 1902)
  • Dec 25 Gaspar G. Bacon, was Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1886)
  • Dec 28 Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy (1900-46), dies at 78