1943 in History (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 561

  • Feb 21 Dutch RC bishops protest against persecution of Jews
  • Feb 22 Members of White Rose are executed in Nazi Germany.
  • Feb 23 Major General Omar Bradley arrives in Dakar & Marrakesh
  • Feb 23 German troops pull back through Kasserine-pass Tunisia
  • Feb 24 Major General Omar Bradley flies to Algiers
  • Feb 24 Texas League announces it will quit for the duration of WW II
  • Feb 25 Vietminh forms Indo Chinese Democratic Front
  • Feb 26 German assault moves to Beja North Tunisia
  • Feb 27 The Smith Mine #3 in Bearcreek, Montana, explodes, killing 74 men
  • Feb 27 The Rosenstrasse protest starts in Berlin
  • Mar 1 Jewish old age home for disabled in Amsterdam raided
  • Mar 2 1st transport from Westerbork Netherlands to Sobibor concentration camp
  • Mar 3 Bomb fleeing crowd falls into London shelter; 173 die
  • Mar 3 F Ryerson & Cohn Claues' "Harriet" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 3 Battle of the Bismarck Sea: Australian and American air forces devastate Japanese navy convoy
  • Mar 4 Transport #50 departs with French Jews to Maidanek/Sobibor

  • Mar 5 Anti-fascist strikes in Italy
  • Mar 5 RAF bombs Essen Germany

BattleBattle of Interest

Mar 6 Battle at Medenine, North Africa: Rommel's counterattack

German WWII Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
German WWII Field Marshal
Erwin Rommel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 Sukarno asks for cooperation with Japanese occupiers

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 7 Major General George Patton arrives in Djebel Kouif Tunisia

US WWII General George S. Patton
US WWII General
George S. Patton
  • Mar 8 335 allied bombers attack German city of Nuremberg, a centre for military production
  • Mar 8 Limited gambling legalized in Mexico
  • Mar 8 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Gretchen Merrill
  • Mar 8 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Arthur Vaughn
  • Mar 9 Delft opposition group-Pahud de Mortanges overthrown
  • Mar 9 Greek Jews of Salonika are transported to Nazi extermination camps
  • Mar 11 Nazi Militia forms in Netherlands
  • Mar 12 Soviet troops liberate Wjasma

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 13 Failed assassin attempt on Adolf Hitler during Smolensk-Rastenburg flight

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • Mar 13 Frank Dixon wins Knights of Columbus mile (4:09.6)
  • Mar 14 World War II: Kraków Ghetto is "liquidated"
  • Mar 15 Allied reconnaissance flight over Java
  • Mar 15 Red Army evacuates Kharkov
  • Mar 16 Ships Elin K (Norway) and Zaanland (Netherlands) torpedoed by German U-boats and sink
  • Mar 17 Aldemarin (Ned) & Fort Cedar Lake (US) torpedoed & sinks
  • Mar 17 F Hugh Herbert's "Kiss & Tell" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 17 Physician Willem J Kolff performs the world's first 'hemodialysis' using his artificial kidney machine, however the treatment is unsuccessful and the patient dies, in the Netherlands
  • Mar 18 Ships James Oglethorpe (US) & Terkolei (Netherlands), torpedoed & sink
  • Mar 18 Red Army evacuates Belgorod
  • Mar 19 Airship Canadian Star torpedoed & sinks

  • Mar 19 British 8th army opens assault on Mareth line, Tunisia
  • Mar 19 Frank Nitti, the Chicago Outfit Boss after Al Capone, commits suicide at the Chicago Central Railyard
  • Mar 20 German U-384 bombed & sinks
  • Mar 21 Assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler fails
  • Mar 21 Massacre of the town of Kalavryta, Greece by German Nazi troops.
  • Mar 22 Dutch work week extended to 54 hour
  • Mar 22 Obligatory work for woman ends in Belgium
  • Mar 22 SS police chief Rauter threatens to kill half Jewish children
  • Mar 23 German counter attack on US lines in Tunisia
  • Mar 25 97% of all Dutch physicians strike againt nazi registration
  • Mar 25 Jimmy Durante & Garry Moore premiere on radio
  • Mar 26 Battle of Komandorski Islands, Pacific Ocean
  • Mar 26 Elsie S Ott becomes 1st woman awarded US Air Force Medal
  • Mar 27 Assassination attempt on Van de Peat at Amsterdams census bureau
  • Mar 27 US begins assault on Fondouk Pass, Tunisia
  • Mar 29 Meat (784 gram/week, 2 kilogram for GI's), butter & cheese rationed in US during WW II
  • Mar 30 British 1st army recaptures Sejenane
  • Mar 31 Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 31 US errantly bombs Rotterdam, kills 326
  • Apr 3 Jan Dieters (leader of illegal CPN) arrested
  • Apr 5 Allies bomb Mortsel, Belgium's worse lose of life during WWII (936 civilians)
  • Apr 5 Japanese troops conquer Indin

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  • Apr 6 British & US armies link up in Africa during WW II
  • Apr 6 British offensive at Wadi Akarit, South Tunisia
  • Apr 6 Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN) arrested
  • Apr 7 Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini met for an Axis conference in Salzburg
  • Apr 7 British and US troops make contact at Wadi Akarit, South-Tunisia
  • Apr 7 Lt colonel Claus von Stauffenberg seriously wounded at allied air raid
  • Apr 8 Hakuun Yasutani Roshi, founder of Sanbo Kyodan, receives dharma

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 8 U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, in an attempt to check inflation, freezes wages and prices, prohibits workers from changing jobs unless the war effort would be aided thereby, and bars rate increases to common carriers and public utilities.

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Apr 10 12 Jewish patients of Herren Loo-Lozenoord escape nazis
  • Apr 10 General Montgomery occupies Sfax, Tunisia
  • Apr 11 Frank Piasecki, Vertol founder, flies his 1st (single-rotor) craft
  • Apr 12 Allies conquer Soussa, North-Africa
  • Apr 12 Dutch Catholic University Nijmegen closed
  • Apr 13 Catholic University Nijegen closes
  • Apr 13 FDR dedicates Jefferson Memorial
  • Apr 13 Nazis discover mass grave of Polish officers near Katyn

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 14 Gen Alexander/Eisenhower/Anderson/Bradley discuss assault on Tunis

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Apr 14 James Gow & A d'Usseau's "Tomorrow the World" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 14 A JN-25 decrypt by American intelligence detailing a forthcoming visit by Marshal Admiral Yamamoto to Balalae Island results in his plane shot down 4 days later
  • Apr 15 Metropolitan Life Insurances issues a $225 million check to Chase
  • Apr 16 40 NZ bombers attack Haarlem, Netherlands (85 killed)
  • Apr 16 Swiss scientist Dr. Albert Hofmann discovers the psychedelic effects of LSD
  • Apr 17 Marshal Admiral Yamamoto flies from Truk to Rabaul
  • Apr 17 SS General Jürgen Stroop arrives in Warsaw
  • Apr 19 Jews refuse to surrender the Warsaw Ghetto to SS officer Jürgen Stroop, who then orders its destruction, beginning the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
  • Apr 19 Bicycle Day - Swiss chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann deliberately takes LSD for the first time.
  • Apr 22 German counter attack in North-Tunisia
  • Apr 22 RAF shoots down 14 German transport planes over Mediterranean Sea
  • Apr 23 British & US offensive directed at Tunis and Bizerta
  • Apr 25 The Demyansk Shield for German troops in commemoration of Demyansk Pocket instituted
  • Apr 27 Lou Jansen & Jan Dieters, leaders of the illegal CPN party in Holland, arrested
  • Apr 27 Soviet Union breaks contact with Polish government exiled in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 27 Witold Pilecki escapes from Auschwitz after having voluntarily been imprisoned there to gain information about the Holocaust

Polish Resistance Fighter Witold Pilecki
Polish Resistance Fighter
Witold Pilecki
  • Apr 28 German-Italian counter offensive in North Africa
  • Apr 28 US 34th Division occupies Djebel el Hara North Tunisia
  • Apr 29 Dietrich Bonhoeffer arrested by nazis

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 271

  • May 16 Jon Jost, director (All the Vermeers in NY)
  • May 20 Iain Vallance [Baron Vallance of Tummel], CEO (British Telecom)
  • May 20 Martin Honeysett, British cartoonist (Punch, Private Eye), born in Hereford (d. 2015)
  • May 22 Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • May 22 Gesine Schwan, German politician and science professor
  • May 23 Lars-Ake Nilsson, diplomat
  • May 23 Peter Kenilorea, PM Solomon Islands
  • May 25 Sally Jesse Raphael, TV talk show host (Sally) [or Feb 25]
  • May 25 Wynand C Malan, South African lawyer/NP/DP-politician
  • May 28 Ray Mitchell, governor (Albany Prison, England)
  • May 29 Bob Edgar, (Rep-D-PA, 1975-87)
  • May 29 E Thomas Coleman, (Rep-R-MO, 1976- )
  • May 29 Terry Pavey, editor (TV Times)
  • May 29 Robert W. Edgar, Theologian and Politician, (d. 2013)
  • May 31 Richard Timothy George Mansfield Parker, 9th Earl of Macclesfield
  • Jun 2 John Lilipaly, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (PvdA)
  • Jun 2 Maarten B Engwirda, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (D66)
  • Jun 3 Eddie McGrady, Northern Irish politician (SDLP) unseated Enoch Powell, Born in Downpatrick (d. 2013)
  • Jun 4 Joyce Meyer, American religious leader
  • Jun 5 Ann Craft, researcher/writer
  • Jun 5 Matthew Lesko, American author
  • Jun 7 Mel Levine, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1983-93), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 7 Nikki Giovanni, American poet (LHJ Woman of the Year 1973), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jun 8 William Calley Jr., American war criminal, convicted by court-martial of murdering 22 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in the My Lai Massacre, born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 9 Charles Saatchi, English magnate (Saatchi & Saatchi)
  • Jun 9 Joe Haldeman, American sci-fi author (The Forever War), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jun 10 Simon Jenkins, editor (Times)

Person of interestHenry Hill

Jun 11 Henry Hill Jr., American mobster and FBI informant (inspired Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • Jun 14 F James Sensenbrenner, (Rep-R-Wisconsin)
  • Jun 14 W J [Billy] Tauzin, (Rep-D-LA, 1980- )
  • Jun 15 Xaveria Hollander [Vara de DeVries], Dutch author (The Happy Hooker), born in Soerabaja, Dutch East Indies

Person of interestNewt Gingrich

Jun 17 Newt Gingrich, American politician (Rep-R-GA, 1979-99) and Speaker of the House (1995-97), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich
US Speaker of the House
Newt Gingrich
  • Jun 17 Burt Rutan, American aerospace engineer
  • Jun 22 Eumir Deodato, Brazilian artist, producer and arranger
  • Jun 23 Vinton (Vint) Cerf, American Internet pioneer, Turing Award laureate
  • Jun 25 Gerrit "Ger" Zijlstra, Dutch sculptor, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Jun 25 Bill Moggridge [William], British designer (1st laptop computer), born in London, England (d. 2012)
  • Jun 28 Ed Pastor, (Rep-D-Arizona)
  • Jun 28 Klaus von Klitzing, German physicist, Nobel laureate
  • Jul 3 Norman Thagard, American scientist and astronaut (STS 7, 51-B, 30, 42, 71, Mir), born in Marianna, Florida
  • Jul 8 Faye Wattleton, sociologist/pres (Planned Parenthood), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jul 9 John H. Casper, USAF and astronaut (STS 36, 54, 62, 77), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • Jul 15 Diligenti quintuplets, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Jul 15 Jocelyn Burnell, astronomer
  • Jul 16 Stanley Gebler Davies, journalist/drinker
  • Jul 16 Reinaldo Arenas, Cuban poet and novelist (Pentagonia), born in Aguas Claras, Holguín Province, Cuba (d. 1990)
  • Jul 19 Roy D. Bridges Jr, American pilot and astronaut (STS 51-F, 61-F), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jul 22 Yoran Ben Ami, Israel, producer/president (Triumph Pictures)
  • Jul 22 Kay Bailey Hutchison, U.S. Senator from Texas
  • Jul 23 Randall Forsberg, American nuclear freeze advocate, born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 2007)
  • Jul 24 Henk Vos, chemical analyst/Dutch politician (PvdA) 2nd Chamber
  • Jul 30 Henri-François Gautrin, Quebec politician, born in Béthune, France
  • Jul 31 Stephanie Forrester, fictional character (The Bold and the Beautiful)
  • Jul 31 William Bennett, US Secretary of Education (1985-88)/drug tsar
  • Aug 2 Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven, Dutch politician (PvdA), born in Noordwolde, Netherlands
  • Aug 2 Rose Tremain, British novelist and playwright (Restoration), born in London, England
  • Aug 4 Michael J McCulley, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS-34), born in San Diego, California
  • Aug 4 Milan Máčala, Czech football coach, born in Biskupice, Czech Republic
  • Aug 6 Jon Postel, American computer scientist (d. 1998)
  • Aug 7 Alain Corneau, director (Choice of Arms)
  • Aug 11 Abigail Folger, American heiress and Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • Aug 11 Pervez Musharraf, Pakistani general and politician, 10th President of Pakistan (2001-2008), born in Delhi, British India
  • Aug 13 Yuri Fedorovich Isaulov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Aug 14 Jon Andrew McBride, Charleston WV, Capt USN/astronaut (STS 41G)
  • Aug 14 Keith Hampson, British politician (C), arrested, not charged for sexual assault
  • Aug 15 Eni F H Faleomavaega, (Rep-D-American Samoa)
  • Aug 22 Alun Michael, British Labour and Co-operative politician, born in Bryngwran, Anglesey
  • Aug 22 Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist, born in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
  • Aug 23 Dale Campbell-Savours, British Labour Party politician
  • Aug 23 Peter Lilley, British Conservative Party politician and Secretary of state for British social security, born in Hayes, Kent, England
  • Aug 23 Nelson DeMille, American action adventure and suspense novels author (Plum Island), born in Jamaica, Queens, New York
  • Aug 24 Pini Zahavi, Israeli football agent
  • Aug 27 Bob Kerrey, (Sen-D Nebraska)
  • Aug 28 Surayud Chulanont, 24th Prime Minister of Thailand (2006-08), born in Prachinburi, Thailand
  • Aug 29 Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photojournalist, born in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya (d. 1996)

Person of interestRobert Crumb

Aug 30 Robert Crumb, American cartoonist (Father Time, Fritz Cat), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cartoonist Robert Crumb
Cartoonist
Robert Crumb
  • Aug 31 Leonid Ivashov, Russian general
  • Sep 3 Michael D. Barnes, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 3 Mick Farren, English sci-fi author (Synaptic Manhunt, Citizen Phaid), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
  • Sep 5 Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician and former DSWD Secretary (d. 2007)
  • Sep 6 Richard J. Roberts, English biochemist and molecular biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, born in Derby, England
  • Sep 7 Beverley McLachlin, Canadian jurist (17th Chief Justice of Canada), born in Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada
  • Sep 8 Adelaide C. Eckardt, American politician
  • Sep 10 Neale Donald Walsch, American author
  • Sep 11 Raymond Villeneuve, Canadian terrorist (founding member of the Front de libération du Québec)
  • Sep 12 Michael Ondaatje, Sri Lankan-Canadian poet and writer, born in Colombo, Ceylon
  • Sep 16 David Wilshire, British MP (C)
  • Sep 16 James Alan MacPherson, American writer, 1st black writer to win Pulitzer Prize, born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • Sep 17 Samuel T Durrance, PhD/astronaut (STS 35, STS 67), born in Tallahassee, Florida
  • Sep 17 Sarah Lucas, theatre administrator (d. 1997)
  • Sep 19 Christopher Joyce, British photographer, born in Turnbridge Wells, England (d. 1994)

Person of interestSani Abacha

Sep 20 Sani Abacha, de facto President of Nigeria (1993-98), born in Kano, Nigeria

President of Nigeria Sani Abacha
President of Nigeria
Sani Abacha
  • Sep 23 Bob Clement, (Rep-D-Tennessee)
  • Sep 25 Robert Gates, American statesman (22nd U.S. Secretary of Defense), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • Sep 27 Anna Gael, [Gyarmarthy], Lady Weymouth, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Sep 27 Amedeo, 5th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat
  • Sep 28 Mike Kreidler, (Rep-D-Washington)
  • Sep 28 Warren Lieberfarb, American media executive

Person of interestLech Wałęsa

Sep 29 Lech Wałęsa, Polish Solidarity movement leader (Nobel Peace Prize 1983) and President of Poland (1990-95), born in Popowo, Poland

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
  • Sep 29 Peter Rigby, CEO (Specialist Computer Holdings)

Weddings in History


Deaths in History

Deaths 101 - 167 of 167

  • Aug 18 Hans Jeschonnek, German air force general/chief-staff, commits suicide
  • Aug 18 Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general, dies at 78
  • Aug 21 Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish writer (Peter Gelukkige, Nobel 1917), dies at 86
  • Aug 24 Ernst Ottwalt, writer, dies
  • Aug 24 Simone Weil, French philosopher and social activist (b. 1909)
  • Aug 25 Johan Petter Johansson, Swedish inventor and industrialist (modern adjustable spanner), dies at 86
  • Aug 27 Otto Selz, German psychologist, dies at 62
  • Aug 28 Boris III, Tsar of Bulgaria (1918-43), dies at 49
  • Aug 30 A[braham] Merritt, American sci-fi author (The Moon Pool, Burn Witch Bun ), dies from a heart attack at 58
  • Sep 1 Charles Atangana, Cameroonian chief (b. 1880)
  • Sep 23 Elinor Glyn, English author (b. 1864)
  • Sep 30 Franz Oppenheimer, German sociologist (b. 1864)
  • Oct 1 Antoine T Broekman, resistance fighter, executed at 32
  • Oct 1 Anton JT Koreman, resistance fighter, executed at 27
  • Oct 1 Antoon Pleyte, resistance fighter, executed at 26
  • Oct 1 Earnest Klijzing, resistance fighter, executed
  • Oct 1 Gideon Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 22
  • Oct 1 Hans Katan, resistance fighter, executed at 24
  • Oct 1 Henri H Geul, resistance fighter, executed at 27
  • Oct 1 Johan Kalshoven, resistance fighter, executed at 20
  • Oct 1 Johan Roemer, resistance fighter, executed at 22
  • Oct 1 Johan van Mierlo, resistance fighter, executed at 35
  • Oct 1 John Charles Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 23
  • Oct 1 Leo Frijda, resistance fighter, executed at 20
  • Oct 1 Louis Boissevain, resistance fighter, executed at 21
  • Oct 1 Maarten van/of Gilse, resistance fighter, executed at 27
  • Oct 1 Olaf T Thomsen, resistance fighter, executed at 23
  • Oct 1 Peter "Pam" Pooters, resistance fighter, executed at 32
  • Oct 1 Sape Kuiper, resistance fighter, executed at 19
  • Oct 1 Victor van Swieten, resistance fighter, executed at 36
  • Oct 1 Walter Brandligt, literature/resistance fighter, executed at 42
  • Oct 4 Richard T Ely, US economist (Ground under our feet), dies
  • Oct 4 Irena Iłłakowicz, Polish agent of Intelligence, dies at 37
  • Oct 6 Robert Cooper, father of Card pitcher Mort & catcher Walker, dies
  • Oct 7 Radclyffe Hall, British author (b. 1880)
  • Oct 9 Gerard W Kerncamp, historian/editor-in-chief (Green Amsterdam), dies
  • Oct 9 Jan Dieters, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed
  • Oct 9 Lou Jansen, leader of illegal Dutch political party (CPN), executed
  • Oct 9 Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist (Nobel Prize 1902 for Zeeman effect), dies at 78
  • Oct 10 Charlotte Salomon, German-Jewish artist gassed at Auschwitz aged 26
  • Oct 17 Stefan Starzyński, Polish politician (b. 1893)
  • Oct 18 Adrianus M de Young, writer (Merijntje Gijzen's Youth), dies at 55
  • Oct 18 A. M. de Jong, Dutch writer (World Tour of Bulletje & Bonestaak), dies at 55
  • Oct 19 Adrianus M de Young, writer (Merijntje Gijzen's youth), murdered
  • Oct 21 Dudley Pound, British admiral of the fleet and 1st Sea Lord (Jutland, WW II), dies at 66
  • Oct 24 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, French Canadian poet (b. 1912)
  • Oct 25 H van Zanten, guerrilla leader on North Sumatra, executed
  • Oct 26 Marc Aurel Stein, Hungarian-born archaeologist (b. 1862)
  • Oct 27 Isidor Traube, German Chemist (founded capillary chemistry, research on liquids), dies at 83
  • Oct 29 Adrianus M de Young, writer (Merijntje Gijzen's youth), murdered at 55
  • Oct 31 Max Reinhardt [Goldmann], Austrian theatrical director (Oedipus Rex) and founder of the Salzburg Festival, dies at 70
  • Nov 5 Louis Schelfhout, Dutch painter and graphic artist, dies at 62
  • Nov 9 Bernhard Lichtenberg, German clergyman/antifascist, dies at 67
  • Nov 16 Marcel Verhamme, Belgian resistance fighter, executed
  • Nov 19 Andre Antoine, French stage manager (Theatre Antoine), dies at 85
  • Nov 24 Martin Raschke, German author/war correspondent, dies at 38
  • Nov 24 Reina Prince Geerligs, [Leentjes Vandendriesch], anti-fascist, dies
  • Nov 24 Doris Miller, American navy cook (b. 1919)
  • Nov 26 Edward H "Butch" O'hare, US pilot/lt-comdr, dies in battle
  • Nov 27 Ivo Lola Ribar, Croatian communist and partisan (b. 1916)
  • Dec 1 Damrong Rajanubhab, Thai prince, son of King Mongkut and brother of King Chulalongkorn and historian, dies at 81
  • Dec 2 Nordahl Grieg, Norwegian poet/dramatist/novelist (The Defeat), dies at 41
  • Dec 4 Carlo Mierendorff, German politician and anti-fascist, dies at 46
  • Dec 6 Firmin Baes, Flemish painter, dies at 69

Person of interestBeatrix Potter

Dec 22 Beatrix Potter, English children's writer and illustrator (The Tale of Peter Rabbit,) dies aged 77

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • Dec 23 Theo[dorus J] Thijssen, Dutch writer (Kees de Jongen), dies at 64
  • Dec 29 William Henry Singer, American painter and collector (Singer Museum, Laren), dies at 75