1948 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 295

  • Jan 1 1st color newsreel filmed (Pasadena, California)
  • Jan 1 General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade effective
  • Jan 1 Italy adopts constitution
  • Jan 1 Orissa province accedes to India
  • Jan 1 British railways are nationalised to form British Rail.
  • Jan 1 After partition, India declines to pay the agreed share of Rs.550 million in cash balances to Pakistan.
  • Jan 1 The Constitution of Italy comes into force.
  • Jan 4 Burma declares independence from UK

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Jan 7 US president Harry Truman raises taxes for the Marshall Plan

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • Jan 7 Thomas Mantell, a pilot for the Kentucky Air National Guard, crashes while pursuing a supposed UFO
  • Jan 8 Queen Wilhelmina signs death sentence against Ans van Dijk for treason
  • Jan 12 1st Supermarket in UK opens

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Jan 12 Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jan 12 US Supreme Court decision (Sipuel v Oklahoma State Board of Regents)
  • Jan 16 35 Haganah members are ambushed & killed in Gush Etzyon
  • Jan 17 Netherlands & Indonesia agree to a cease fire
  • Jan 17 Trial of 11 US Communist party members begins in NYC
  • Jan 18 1st courses begin at University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Jan 21 W Indies v England, Test debut Walcott, Weekes & Jim Laker
  • Jan 23 Test debut of Neil Harvey, v India at Adelaide
  • Jan 24 Dutch Liberal Party forms-People's party for Freedom & Democracy (VVD)
  • Jan 26 Executive Order 9981 ending racial segregation in US Armed Forces signed
  • Jan 27 1st locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg) operates
  • Jan 27 1st tape recorder sold

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Jan 28 President Manuel Roxas granted full amnesty to all so-called Philippine collaborators.

5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas
  • Jan 29 Pakistan Socialist Party is founded
  • Jan 30 Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Nathuram Godse
  • Jan 31 J D Salinger's "A Perfect Day for Banana Fish" appears in NY
  • Jan 31 Magnetic tape recorder developed by Wireway

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Feb 1 Nine Malay sultanates and two British Straits Settlements (Penang and Malacca) form the Federation of Malaya

Malaysia's Founding Father Tunku Abdul Rahman
Malaysia's Founding Father
Tunku Abdul Rahman
  • Feb 1 Palestine Post building in Jerusalem bombed
  • Feb 2 President Harry Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program
  • Feb 3 Dick Button becomes 1st world figure skating champion from US
  • Feb 4 Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) declares independence from UK
  • Feb 6 1st radio-controlled airplane flown

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Feb 7 Omar Bradley succeeds Dwight Eisenhower as Army Chief of Staff

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Feb 10 Greek Gen Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki
  • Feb 11 John Costello follows Eamon Da Valera as premier of Ireland
  • Feb 12 1st Lt Nancy Leftenant becomes 1st black in army nursing corps
  • Feb 13 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Lannoy & Baugniet of BEL
  • Feb 13 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Richard Button USA
  • Feb 13 Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England

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Feb 15 Mao Zedong's army occupies Yenan

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
  • Feb 16 Miranda, famous moon of Uranus, photographed for 1st time
  • Feb 20 Czechoslovakia's non-communist minister resigns
  • Feb 22 Arabs bomb attack in Jerusalem, 50 die
  • Feb 24 Communist Party seizes complete control of Czechoslovakia
  • Feb 25 Communists seize Czechoslovakia/C Gottwald becomes premier
  • Feb 29 Stern-group bomb Cairo-Haifa train, 27 British soldiers died
  • Mar 5 US rocket flies record 4800 kph to 126km height
  • Mar 7 The Dodecanese islands officially become part of Greece again, ending the Italian rule.
  • Mar 8 US Supreme Court rules in McCollum v. Board of Education that religious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional
  • Mar 9 Provisionary Indonesian government installed in Batavia
  • Mar 10 1st civilian to exceed speed of sound-Herb H Hoover, Edwards AFB Ca
  • Mar 11 Jewish Agency of Jerusalem bombed
  • Mar 12 -5°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
  • Mar 14 Freedom Train arrives in SF
  • Mar 15 Sir Laurence Olivier on the cover of LIFE magazine
  • Mar 18 France & Great Britain & Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels
  • Mar 18 Philips begin experimental TV broadcasting

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Mar 18 Soviet consultants have left Yugoslavia in first sign of Tito-Stalin split.

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Mar 19 Lee Savold KOs Gino Buonvino in 54 seconds at Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • Mar 23 John Cunningham sets world altitude record (54,492' (18,133 m))
  • Mar 27 The Second Congress of the Workers' Party of North Korea is convened.
  • Mar 28 2nd Tony Awards: Mister Roberts win
  • Mar 31 Congress passes Marshall Aid Act to rehabilitate war-torn Europe
  • Apr 1 H H H Johnson's debut as a bowler for West Indies to win v England 10-96
  • Apr 1 Faroe Islands receive autonomy from Denmark.
  • Apr 3 1st US figure skating championships held
  • Apr 3 US President Harry Truman signs Marshall Plan ($5B aid to 16 European countries)
  • Apr 3 US female Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
  • Apr 3 US male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • Apr 7 World Health Organization formed by the United Nations
  • Apr 7 A Buddhist monastery burns in Shanghai, China, leaving twenty monks dead.
  • Apr 8 Soen Nakagawa & Nyogen Senzaki (Zen teachers) meet in SF
  • Apr 9 Massacre at Deir Yassin.
  • Apr 10 Jewish Hagana repels an Arab attack on Mishmar HaEmek
  • Apr 13 75 scientists ambushed on way to Mount Scopus
  • Apr 14 A flash of light is observed in crater Plato on Moon
  • Apr 14 NYC subway fares jump from 5 cents to 10 cents
  • Apr 14 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • Apr 15 1st Jewish-Arab military battle, arabs defeated
  • Apr 15 Indian territory of Himachal Pradesh created
  • Apr 16 Organization for European Economic Cooperation (EEC) forms in Paris

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Apr 17 Elpidio Quirino assumes the Presidency of the Philippines, taking his oath of office two days after the death of President Manuel Roxas

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • Apr 18 International Court of Justice opens at Hague Netherlands

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 19 Chiang Kai-shek elected President of Nationalist China

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Apr 20 NYC hikes subway fare from 5 cents to 10 cents
  • Apr 20 Walter P Reuther UAW pres shot & wounded at his home in Detroit
  • Apr 27 Arab legion attacks Gesher bridge on Jordan River
  • Apr 30 Org of American States charter signed at Bogota, Colombia
  • Apr 30 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • May 1 North Korea proclaims itself Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • May 1 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Auspicia quaedam
  • May 1 Glenn Taylor, Idaho Senator, arrested in Birmingham, Alabama, for trying to enter a meeting through a door marked "for Negroes"

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May 3 Pulitzer prize awarded to James Michener & Tennessee Williams

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
  • May 4 The Hague Court of Justice convicts Nazi SS officer in the Netherlands Hans Rauter of Crimes against Humanity (executed 24 March 1949)
  • May 5 1st squadron of jet aircraft aboard a carrier
  • May 7 Nazi collaborator V-Mann Antonius van de Waals sentence to death
  • May 10 1st attack by Egyptian irregular forces at Kfar Darom Israel

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 255

  • Jan 1 Pavel Grachev, Russian general
  • Jan 4 Eugeniusz Wycisło, Polish politician
  • Jan 6 Guy Spencer Gardner, Alta Vista Va, Lt Col USAF/astro (STS 27, STS 35)
  • Jan 6 Robert E [Bob] Wise Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
  • Jan 8 Gillies Mackinnon, director (Playboys)
  • Jan 12 Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman (d. 2001)
  • Jan 12 William Nicholson, English writer
  • Jan 13 Gaj Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur
  • Jan 15 Dini Petty, Canadian talk show host (CITY-TV)
  • Jan 16 Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov, Riga, cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71)
  • Jan 16 Christopher Moran, English financier/multi-millionaire
  • Jan 16 Cliff Thorburn, Victoria, BC, champion snooker player
  • Jan 16 Dalvanius Prime, New Zealand entertainer (d. 2002)
  • Jan 16 Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor
  • Jan 17 Alexander "Alec" Erwin, South African worker's union leader
  • Jan 20 Jerry Ross, Ind, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (STS 61B, 27, 37, 55, 74, sk:88)
  • Jan 20 Natan Sharansky, Russian-born physicist and politician
  • Jan 20 Nancy Kress, American writer
  • Jan 24 Elliott Abrams, asst secretary of state/supplied arms to the Contras
  • Jan 25 Gueorgui Chichkine, Russian painter
  • Jan 25 Ros Kelly, Australian politician
  • Jan 28 Mamoru Mohri, Yoichi-machi Hokkaido Japan, astronaut (STS 47)
  • Jan 28 Charles Taylor, President of Liberia
  • Jan 30 Paul Magee, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
  • Jan 31 Muneo Suzuki, Japanese politician
  • Feb 1 Jennifer Adams, superintendent (Central Royal Parks)
  • Feb 3 Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, East Timor politician, Nobel Peace laureate
  • Feb 3 Henning Mankell, Swedish playwright and author (Wallander novels), born in Stockholm (d. 2015)
  • Feb 4 Robert Coover, novelist (Pricksongs & Descants)
  • Feb 4 Rod Grams, (Rep-R-Minnesota), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 5 Barbara Hershey, [Herzstein], (Stuntman, Shy People), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 5 Elco [LC] Brinkman, Dutch minister WVC (CDA)
  • Feb 8 Lynda Lyon Block, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
  • Feb 10 Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician (d. 1994)
  • Feb 12 Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author
  • Feb 13 Allan Legere, Canadian serial killer (Monster of the Miramichi)
  • Feb 14 ... Teller, magician (Penn & Teller), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 15 Art Spiegelman, American cartoonist
  • Feb 16 Eckhart Tolle, Author and spiritual teacher
  • Feb 18 Carolyn B Maloney, (Rep-D-NY)
  • Feb 19 Byron K Lichtenburg, Stroudsburg Pa, astronaut (STS 9, STS 45)
  • Feb 19 Pim Fortuyn, Dutch politician (d. 2002)
  • Feb 20 A C Fabian, astronomer
  • Feb 20 John Browne, group chief executive, British Petroleum Company
  • Feb 23 Bill Alexander, theatre director
  • Feb 23 Doug Moench, American comic book writer
  • Feb 24 Peter Mond, 4th Baron Melchett
  • Feb 24 J. Jayalalithaa, Indian politician
  • Feb 25 G B Warren, British biochemist
  • Feb 25 Aldo Busi, Italian writer
  • Feb 28 Willie Donnell Smith, American fashion designer (WilliWear), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • Feb 28 Mike Figgis, English director
  • Feb 29 Patricia [Anne] McKillip, US, sci-fi author (Fool's Run)
  • Feb 29 Jirō Akagawa, Japanese novelist
  • Mar 2 Jeff Kennett, Australian politician
  • Mar 3 Reed Hundt, FCC chairman
  • Mar 4 Lindy Chamberlain, Australian author
  • Mar 4 James Ellroy, American writer
  • Mar 4 Jean O'Leary, American gay and lesbian rights activist and politician (d. 2005)
  • Mar 5 Paquirri, Spanish bullfighter (d. 1984)
  • Mar 6 James FCS "Jim" Woude, cartoonist
  • Mar 9 Jamie Lyn Bauer, Phoenix Az, actress (Young & Restless, Centerfold Girls)
  • Mar 9 Emma Bonino, Italian politician
  • Mar 11 Roy Barnes, 80th Governor of Georgia
  • Mar 12 Kent Conrad, (Sen-D North Dakota)
  • Mar 12 Virginia Bottomley, British minister of health and heritage
  • Mar 14 Tom Coburn, American politician, junior senator from Oklahoma
  • Mar 15 Sérgio Vieira de Mello, Brazilian diplomat (d. 2003)
  • Mar 15 Kate Bornstein, American author
  • Mar 16 Margaret [Edith] Weis, US, sci-fi author (Dragons of Spring Dawning)
  • Mar 17 Robert Braunwart, who added thousands of dates to this database
  • Mar 17 William [Ford] Gibson, Canada, sci-fi author (Neuromancer, Count Zero)
  • Mar 17 Alexander Nelson Hood, 4th Viscount Bridport, British-born investment banker
  • Mar 18 Lockwood Phillips, American radio host
  • Mar 20 Pamela Sargent, US, sci-fi author (Venus of Dreams, Cloned Lives)
  • Mar 22 Wolf Blitzer, American television journalist
  • Mar 23 Michael Gleeson, otolaryngologist
  • Mar 23 R J Bennett, FBA/geographer
  • Mar 28 Gerry House, American radio personality
  • Mar 30 M A King, FBA, economist
  • Mar 30 Nigel Jones, British MP

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Mar 31 Al Gore, American Vice President (1993-2001) and Democratic Senator (Tenn, 1985-92), born in Washington, D.C.

US Vice President Al Gore
US Vice President
Al Gore
  • Mar 31 David Eisenhower, author and grandson of President Eisenhower (married Julie Nixon), born in West Point, New York
  • Apr 2 Eleanor Margaret Burbridge, astronomer/educator
  • Apr 2 Joan [Carol] D[ennison] Vinge, US, sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Dune)
  • Apr 3 H C Tomlinson, Headmaster (Hereford Cathedral School)
  • Apr 3 Jaap G de Hoop Scheffer, Dutch MP (CDA)
  • Apr 3 Arlette Cousture, French-Canadian writer
  • Apr 4 Dan Simmons, American writer

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Apr 8 Robert A. Litchfield, American bank robber (FBI most wanted in the 1980s)

  • Apr 8 Michael Leshner, Canadian lawyer and gay rights advocate
  • Apr 10 Thomas Spencer, MEP (Conservative)
  • Apr 11 Ellen Goodman, syndicated columnist (or 1941)
  • Apr 11 Marcello Lippi, Italian football coach
  • Apr 12 Joschka Fischer, Foreign Minister of Germany
  • Apr 13 Sue Doughty, British politician
  • Apr 13 Nam Hae-il, Chief of Naval Operations of Republic of Korea Navy
  • Apr 14 Chester G Atkins, (Rep-D-MA)
  • Apr 14 Anastasios Papaligouras, Greek lawyer and politician
  • Apr 16 Lynne Franks, British public relations consultant

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 27 Inventor Jack Kilby (24) weds Barbara Annegers

Engineer Jack Kilby
Jack Kilby

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 11 Fellow students Fidel Castro and Mirta Diaz-Balart marry (divorced 1955)

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 15 38th US President Gerald Ford (35) weds department store fashion consultant Elizabeth (Betty) Bloomer Warren (30) at Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Ford

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford
  • Oct 21 Science fiction pioneering author "Stranger in a Strange Land" Robert A. Heinlein marries 3rd wife Virginia "Ginny" Gerstenfeld

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 22 Farm labor leader Cesar Chavez (21) weds labor activist Helen Fabela (20) in Reno, Nevada

Farm Labor Leader Cesar Chavez
Farm Labor Leader
Cesar Chavez

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 18 KFC founder Colonel Sanders (58) weds his long-time employee Claudia Price

Businessman and Restaurateur Colonel Sanders
Businessman and Restaurateur
Colonel Sanders

Deaths in History

  • Jan 7 Raoul Auernheimer, writer, dies
  • Jan 8 Kurt Schwitters, writer, dies at 60
  • Jan 14 Anna "Ans" van Dike, Dutch Jewish Nazi-collaborator, executed at 42
  • Jan 19 Tony Garnier, French architect (b. 1869)
  • Jan 24 Maria Mandel, Camp Leader at Auschwitz (b. 1912)
  • Jan 24 Arthur Liebehenschel, Commandant at Auschwitz concentration camp (b. 1901)
  • Jan 29 Tomislav II of Croatia, 4th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (b. 1900)


Jan 30 Mahatma Gandhi, India's political and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi

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Jan 30 Orville Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 76

  • Feb 2 Thomas W. Lamont, American banker; father or Corliss Lamont; great-grandfather of Ned Lamont (b. 1870)
  • Feb 5 Johann Blaskowitz, German gen (surrendered at Wageningen), dies at 64
  • Feb 6 Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator, dies at 38
  • Feb 9 Karl Valentin, German comic/writer, dies at 65
  • Feb 11 Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director (Battleship Potemkin), dies at 50
  • Feb 23 John Robert Gregg, Irish-born publisher and inventor (b. 1866)
  • Mar 3 Antonin Artaud, writer, dies at 51
  • Mar 6 Ross Lockridge, Jr., American novelist (b. 1914)
  • Mar 10 Jan Masaryk, Czech Foreign minister, commits suicide or is murdered
  • Mar 10 Zelda Fitzgerald, American artist, wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. 1900)
  • Mar 24 Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish modernist painter (b. 1885)
  • Mar 26 Helen Ernst, German poster artist/resistance fighter, dies at about 43
  • Mar 29 Olev Siinmaa, Estonian architect (b. 1881)
  • Mar 31 Egon E Kisch, Czech writer/journalist (Raging Reporter), dies at 62
  • Apr 8 Josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), dies at 40
  • Apr 9 George Carpenter, Australian Salvation Army general (b. 1872)
  • Apr 9 Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician (b. 1903)
  • Apr 14 Walter P Reuther, Pres (United Auto Workers), shot at his home
  • Apr 15 Radola Gajda, Czech military commander and politician (d. 1892)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 15 Philippine president Manuel Roxas, dies of heart attack at 56

5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas
5th President of the Philippines
Manuel Roxas
  • Apr 17 Johan P earl of Limburg Stirum, diplomat, dies at 75
  • May 1 Christos Ladas, Greek minister of Justice, murdered
  • May 6 43 communist rebels, executed in Athens
  • May 8 U Saw, Burmese politician (b. 1900)
  • May 15 Edward Flanagan, American priest and founder of Boys Town (b. 1886)
  • May 22 Claude McKaye, Jamaican/US author (Banjo, Home to Harlem), dies at 57
  • May 26 Theodore Morell, Hitler's personal physician (b. 1886)
  • May 28 Unity Mitford, English fascist sympathizer (b. 1914)
  • Jun 1 Alex Gard, Russian-born caricaturist (b. 1900)
  • Jun 2 Viktor Brack, Nazi physician (b. 1904)
  • Jun 2 Karl Brandt, personal physician of Adolf Hitler (b. 1904)
  • Jun 2 Karl Gebhardt, Nazi doctor (b. 1897)
  • Jun 2 Waldemar Hoven, German physician (b. 1903)
  • Jun 2 Wolfram Sievers, Nazi physician (b. 1905)
  • Jun 6 Louis Lumière, French movie pioneer (b. 1864)
  • Jun 25 William C. Lee, U.S. general (b. 1895)
  • Jun 30 Karl Wolfskehl, writer, dies at 78
  • Jul 3 Adrien H Gerhard, Dutch SDAP-politician, dies at 90
  • Jul 4 Monteiro Lobato, Brazilian writer (b. 1882)
  • Jul 5 G Bernanos, writer, dies at 60
  • Jul 5 Peter JM Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor, dies at 77
  • Jul 11 Gerhard Kittel, German anti-semite theologist, dies
  • Jul 14 Palmiro Togliatti, Italy's CPI chairman, assassinated

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Jul 15 John J. Pershing [Blackjack], American general and WWI commander, dies of coronary artery disease at 87

US WW1 Commander John J. Pershing
US WW1 Commander
John J. Pershing
  • Jul 18 Herman Gummerus, Finnish historian and politician (b. 1877)
  • Jul 21 Arshile Gorky, abstract expressionist, dies at 43
  • Aug 3 Albert F Pollard, British historian (Evolution of parliament), dies at 78
  • Aug 10 E Ball-Hennings, writer, dies at 63
  • Aug 10 Kwan-Ichi Asakawa, Japanese historian(b. 1873)
  • Aug 10 Andrew Brown, Scottish football coach (b. 1870)
  • Aug 10 Montague Summers, English writer (b. 1880)
  • Aug 12 Harry Brearley, English inventor (b. 1871)
  • Aug 17 Nico J Polak, Dutch economist, dies at 60
  • Aug 27 Charles Evans Hughes, U.S. Supreme Court justice (b. 1862)
  • Aug 31 Andrei A Zjdanov, Rus politician (against kosmopolitism), dies at 52
  • Sep 2 Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist and spy (b. 1883)
  • Sep 3 Eduard Benesj, president Czechoslovakia (1921-22, 35-48), dies
  • Sep 5 Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (b. 1881)
  • Sep 6 Gerrit H Kersten, vicar/founder (Calvinist Party), dies at 66
  • Sep 7 Henricus A Poels, Dutch RC theologist/social foreman, dies at 80
  • Sep 8 Thomas Mofolo, Lesotho writer (b. 1876)
  • Sep 11 Mohammed Ali Jinnah, 1st governor of Pakistan (1947-48), dies at 71
  • Sep 16 Ferdinand I MKLM, prince of Saxony-Coburg/tsar of Bulgaria, dies
  • Sep 17 Count Folke Bernadotte, UN mediator for Palestine, assassinated
  • Sep 17 Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist (Patterns of Culture), dies at 61
  • Sep 28 Gregg Toland, cinematographer, dies at 44

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 30 Edith Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, dies at 87

First Lady of the United States Edith Roosevelt
First Lady of the United States
Edith Roosevelt
  • Oct 12 Alfred Kerr, German-British writer, dies at 80
  • Oct 12 Susan Sutherland Isaacs, educational psychologist and psychoanalyst (b. 1885).
  • Oct 18 [Heinrich A H] Walther von Brauchitsch, German fieldmarshal, dies
  • Oct 22 Augustyn Hlond, Polish cardinal, dies
  • Oct 31 Cissy van Marxfield, [Setske Beek-de Han], writer, dies
  • Nov 10 Julius Curtius, German foreign minister (1929- ), dies at 71
  • Nov 16 Frederick Gardner Cottrell, American Inventor (elecrostatic precipitator), dies at 71
  • Nov 25 Kanbun Uechi, karate master (b. 1877)
  • Dec 4 Karl Bonhoeffer, German psychiatrist/neurologist, dies
  • Dec 18 Janet Fay, hammered to death by Honeymoon Killers
  • Dec 21 Seishiro Itagaki, Japanese General/min of War, hanged

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 23 Hideki Tojo, Japanese Prime Minister during WW II (1941-44), hanged for war crimes at 64

Prime Minister of Japan during WW II Hideki Tojo
Prime Minister of Japan during WW II
Hideki Tojo
  • Dec 28 Mahmud Nokrashy Pasha, PM of Egypt (19..-48), assassinated