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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 630

Jan 1st - Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to lt-colonel
Jan 1st - Negro League star Josh Gibson suffers a nervous breakdown
Jan 3rd - 1st missing persons telecast (NYC)
Jan 3rd - Canadian Army troops arrive in North Africa
Jan 4th - Thomas Mann completes his tetralogy, "Joseph & His Brothers"
Jan 5th - Teams agrees to start season later due to WW II
Jan 5th - William H Hastie, civilian aide to secretary of war, resigns to protest segregation in armed forces
Jan 9th - Japanese government in Java limits sale & use of motorcars
Jan 10th - Russian offensive against German 6th/4th Armies near Stalingrad
Jan 10th - 1st US pres to visit a foreign country in wartime-FDR leaves for Casablanca, Morocco
Jan 11th - US & Britain relinquish extraterritorial rights in China
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt Jan 12th - Frankfurters replaced by Victory Sausages (mix of meat & soy meal)
Jan 13th - British premier Winston Churchill arrives in Casablanca
Jan 13th - Hitler declares "Total War"
Jan 13th - Russian offensive at Don under general Golikov
Jan 13th - US infantry captures Galloping Horse Ridge, Guadalcanal
Jan 14th - Alex Smart (Mont) is 1st NHLer to score hat trick in his 1st game
Jan 14th - FDR & Winston Churchill confer in Casablanca concerning WW II
Jan 14th - Heinrich Himmler views Warsaw
Jan 15th - 1st transport of Jews from Amsterdam to concentration camp Vught
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler Jan 15th - World's largest office building, Pentagon, completed
Jan 15th - 1,000 workers complete air conditioning system for Pentagon
Jan 16th - -60°F (-51°C), Island Park Dam, Idaho (state record)
Jan 16th - 1st US air raid on Ambon
Jan 16th - German 2nd SS-Pantzer division evacuates Charkow
Jan 16th - Red Army recaptures Pitomnik airport at Stalingrad
Jan 17th - Tin Can Drive Day
Jan 18th - Presliced bread sale banned to reduce bakery demand for metal parts
Jan 18th - Soviets announce they broke long Nazi siege of Leningrad
Jan 18th - US rations bread & metal
Jan 19th - Uprising in Warsaw ghetto
Jan 19th - Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
Jan 20th - Lead SD, temp is 52°F, while 1.5 miles away Deadwood SD records -16°F
Jan 20th - Operation-Weiss: Assault of German, Italian, Bulgarian & Croatian
Jan 21st - Soviet forces reconquer Worosjilowsk
Jan 21st - Soviet forces reconquer Gumrak airport near Stalingrad
Jan 21st - Admiral Sir Andrew Cunningham, Royal Navy, promoted to Admiral of the Fleet
Jan 22nd - 66.3 cm precipitation at Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
Jan 22nd - Battle of Anzio: Italy; Allies stopped on beach[1944]-
Jan 22nd - Joint Chiefs of Staff determine invasion in Sicily for July 10th
Jan 22nd - Temperature rises 49°F (9°C) in 2 minutes in Spearfish, SD
Jan 23rd - 66.34 cm (26.12"), Hoegees Camp, California (state record)
Jan 23rd - British 8th army marches into Tripoli
Jan 23rd - Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period
Jan 23rd - Japanese Mount Austen on Guadalcanal captured
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke EllingtonJazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington Jan 23rd - Duke Ellington plays at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the first time.
Jan 24th - Hitler orders German troops at Stalingrad to fight to the death
Jan 24th - Jewish patients/nurses/doctors incinerated at Auschwitz-Birkenau
Jan 27th - 1st US air attack on Germany (Wilhelmshafen)
Jan 28th - Chic Blackhawks beats NY Rangers 10-1, Max Bentley scores 4 goals
Jan 28th - Forward Doug Bentley sets NHL record with 5 points in a game
Jan 29th - New Zealand cruiser Kiwi collides with Japanese submarine I-1 at Guadalcanal
Jan 29th - Sidney Kingsley's "Patriots," premieres in NYC
Jan 30th - 6 British Mosquitos bomb Berlin in daylight
Jan 30th - German assault on French in Tunisia
Jan 30th - German under officers shot down in Haarlem Neth
Jan 30th - Hitler promotes Friedrich von Paul to Field Marshal
Jan 30th - Illegal opposition newspaper Loyal begins publishing
Jan 30th - USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean
Jan 31st - 39 U boats sunk this month (203,100 ton)
Jan 31st - Chile breaks contact with Germany & Japan
Jan 31st - Gen Friedrich von Paul surrenders to Russian troops at Stalingrad
Feb 1st - German occupiers make Vidkun Quisling Norwegian premier
Feb 1st - Mussert forms pro-Nazi shadow cabinet in Netherlands
Feb 2nd - Battle of Stalingrad ends with final surrender of the German army
Feb 2nd - Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest
Feb 2nd - German 6th Army surrenders at Stalingrad, turning point of WW II
Feb 3rd - 4 chaplains drown after giving up their life jackets to others
Feb 4th - Bertolt Brecht's "Der gute Mensch von Sezuan," premieres in Zurich
Feb 5th - Amsterdam resistance group CS-6 shoots nazi general Seyffardt
Feb 5th - Clandestine Radio Atlantiksender, Germany, 1st transmission
Feb 6th - 1st Spitfire in action above Darwin, Australia, Mu Ki-46 shot down
Singer/Actor Frank SinatraSinger/Actor Frank Sinatra Feb 6th - Singer Frank Sinatra debuts on radio's "Your Hit Parade"
Feb 7th - Shoe rationing begins in US (may purchase up to 3 more pairs in 1942)
Feb 8th - Red Army recaptures Kursk
Feb 9th - FDR orders minimal 48 hour work week in war industry
Feb 9th - German riots at "plutocratenzoontjes," 1,200 in Vught Camp
Feb 9th - Japanese evacuate Guadalcanal, ends epic battle
Feb 9th - NL seeks buyer for Phillies, as owner Gerry Nugent, falls in arrears
Feb 9th - Nazis arrest Dutch sons of rich parents
Feb 10th - "Manifesto of Algerian People" calls for equality & self-determination
Feb 10th - British 8th Army sweeps through North Africa to Tunisia
Feb 10th - Van der Veen Resistance starts fire in Amsterdam employment bureau
Feb 11th - US General Eisenhower selected to command the allied armies in Europe; British General Montgomery not best pleased.
Feb 11th - Transport nr 47 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
Feb 12th - General Eisenhower departs Algiers to Tebessa
Feb 13th - German assault on Sidi Bou Zid Tunisia, Gen Eisenhower visits front
Feb 13th - Women's Marine Corps created
Feb 14th - German offensive through de Faid-pass Tunisia
Feb 14th - Soviets recapture Rostov
Feb 14th - World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
Feb 15th - Women's camp Tamtui on Ambon (Moluccas) hit by allied air raid
Feb 16th - -32°F (-36°C), Falls Village, Connecticut (state record)
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Feb 16th - British premier Winston Churchill gets pneumonia
Feb 16th - Red army conquers Kharkov
Feb 16th - Withdrawing Afrika Korps reaches Mareth-line in North-Africa
Feb 16th - 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 16th - World War II: The USSR reconquers Kharkov.
Feb 17th - -19] Hitler visits fieldmarshal von Mansteins hq in Zaporozje
Feb 17th - Dutch churches protest at Seyss-Inquart against persecution of Jews

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 864

Jan 1st - Jerilyn Britz, Minneapolis MN, LPGA golfer (1979 US Women's Open)
Jan 1st - Raghunath Anant Mashelkar, Indian scientist
Jan 1st - Tony Knowles, 9th Governor of Alaska
Jan 1st - Don Novello, American actor
Jan 2nd - Barış Manço, Turkish singer and television producer (d. 1999)
Jan 4th - Tom Wilkinson, CFL QB (Edmonton Eskimos)
Jan 4th - Doris Kearns Goodwin, American writer
Jan 5th - Eusebio de Silva Ferreira, Mozamb/Port soccer star (Europa Cup 1 1962)
Jan 5th - Ferreira da Silva Eusebio, Brazilan intl soccer player
Jan 6th - Osvaldo Soriano, writer
Jan 6th - Paul James Nunn, mountaineer
Jan 6th - Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager
Jan 7th - Jim Lefebvre, Hawthorne California, baseball manager (Seattle Mariners)
Jan 7th - Leona Williams, singer/songwriter (Ladies Get the Blues)
Jan 7th - Nicholas Warner, test Pilot
Jan 7th - Sadako Sasaki, Japanese child victim of the Hiroshima atomic bomb (d. 1955)
Jan 7th - Sir Richard Armstrong, British conductor
Jan 8th - Lee Jackson, rocker (Nice)
Jan 8th - Marcus Hutson, rock vocalist (Whispers)
Jan 9th - Dick Yount, rocker (Harpers Bizarre)
Jan 9th - Kenneth Kelley, US singer (Manhattans, One Life to Live)
Jan 9th - Rob Hoeke, Dutch pianist/singer (Drinking on My Bed)
Jan 9th - Robert Drewe, Australian author
Jan 9th - Elmer MacFadyen, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
Jan 9th - Freddie Starr, English comedian and singer
Jan 11th - William Albert Penn, composer
Jan 11th - Henry Cecil, Aberdeen, Scotland, English horse racing trainer
Jan 12th - Henri J "Adriaan" Adriaansen, mime/director (Stinging Nettle King)
Jan 13th - Richard Moll, Cal, actor (Night Court, House, Dungeonmaster, Survivor)
Jan 13th - William Duckworth, composer
Jan 14th - Holland Taylor, Phila, actress (Bossom Buddies, Camilla-Naked Truth)
Jan 14th - Jose Luis Rodriguez, Caracas Venezuala, singer (Dueno De Nada)
Jan 14th - Ronald Hunter, Boston Mass, actor (Lazarus Syndrome)
Jan 14th - Shannon Lucid, Shanghai China, astronaut (STS 51G, 34, 43, 58, 76/79)
Jan 14th - Mariss Jansons, Latvian conductor
Jan 15th - Mike Marshall, MLB pitcher (1974 Cy Young Award)
Jan 16th - Brian Ferneyhough, composer
Jan 16th - Gavin Bryars, composer
Jan 17th - Chris Montez, rocker
Jan 17th - Daniel Charles Brandenstein, Watertown Wi, ast (STS 8, 51-G, 32, 49)
Jan 17th - René Préval, President of Haiti
Jan 17th - Geoffrey Deuel, American actor
Jan 18th - Dave Greene, rocker
Jan 18th - Kay Granger, American politician
Singer Janis JoplinSinger Janis Joplin (Jan 19th) Jan 19th - Janis Joplin, Port Arthur Tx, bluesy rock singer (Down on Me)
Jan 19th - Joe Butler, rocker
Jan 19th - Margriet Francisca, Dutch Princess
Jan 19th - Petchara Chaowarat, Thai film actress
Jan 20th - Roeland HG "Roel" van Duyn, Dutch Provo politician
Jan 20th - Farhad Mehrad, Iranian musician
Jan 22nd - H James "Jim" Saxton, (Rep-R-NJ, 1984- )
Jan 22nd - Marília Pêra, Brazilian actress
Jan 23rd - Gil Gerard, Little Rock Ark, actor (Buck Rogers in 25th Century)
Jan 23rd - William E "Bill" Gibb, Scottish fashion designer
Jan 23rd - Gary Burton, American jazz vibraphonist
Jan 24th - Julie Bennett, Beverly Hills CA, actress (Hey There It's Yogi Bear)
Jan 24th - Sharon Tate, Dallas Tx, actress (Valley of the Dolls)
Jan 24th - Subhash Ghai, Indian film director
Jan 25th - Tobe Hooper, American film director
Jan 26th - Jean Knight, vocalist (Mr Big Stuff)
Jan 26th - Peter Kenton Winkler, composer
Jan 26th - Sherian Grace Cadoria, brigadier general
Jan 26th - César Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player (d. 2005)
Jan 27th - A H Harper, CEO (Baltic Exchange)
Jan 27th - Cumberlege, Baroness
Jan 28th - Dick Taylor, rock vocalist (Pretty Thing-Cry on Me)
Jan 28th - Jean Knight, rocker
Jan 28th - John Beck, Chic, actor (Mark-Dallas, Flamingo Road, Santa Barbara)
Jan 28th - Susan Howard, Marshall Tx, actress (Donna-Dallas, Petrocelli)
Jan 28th - Paul Henderson, Canadian ice hockey player
Jan 29th - Charles Fitzgerald-Lombard, Abbot of Downside
Jan 29th - Timothy Andrew James Souster, composer
Jan 30th - Davy Johnson, baseball manager (NY Mets)
Jan 30th - Sandy Deane, rocker
Feb 1st - Josceline Dimbleby, cookery writer
Feb 1st - Lord Mountevans
Feb 1st - Tina Sloan, NY, actress (Lillian-Guiding Light, Search for Tomorrow)
Feb 2nd - Peter MacBeth, rocker (Foundations)
Feb 3rd - Blythe Danner, Phila PA, actress (Butterflies are Free)
Feb 3rd - Dennis Edwards, Fairfield Alabama, lead singer of the Temptations ("Papa was a Rollin' Stone")
Feb 3rd - Eric Haydock, bassist (Hollies-He Aint Heavy He's My Brother)
Feb 4th - Cheryl Miller, Sherman Oaks California, actress (Paula-Daktari, Born Free)
Feb 4th - Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese president of the regional government of Madeira
Feb 4th - Ken Thompson, American computer scientist
Feb 5th - Charles Winfield, Penn, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears-Spinning Wheel)
Feb 5th - Craig Morton, Flint Mich, NFL quarterback (Dallas, Denver)
Feb 5th - Ivan Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer
Feb 5th - Larry Tamblyn, rock guitarist (Standells-Dirty Water)
Feb 5th - Michael Mann, Chicago IL, actor/director (Sexpot, Close Friends)
Feb 5th - Nolan Bushnell, founder (Atari)/creator (Pong)
Feb 5th - Sven Johnson, rocker (Tangerine Dream
Feb 6th - Fabian [Fabiano Anthony Forte], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American vocalist (Turn Me Loose, Tiger)
Feb 6th - Gayle Hunnicutt, Fort Worth Tx, actress (Legend of Hell House, Dallas)
Feb 7th - Gareth Hunt, English actor (d. 2007)
Feb 8th - Bob Oliver, baseball player
Feb 8th - Creed Bratton, California, rock guitarist (Grass Roots-Sooner or Later)
Feb 8th - Jose de Almeida Prado, composer
Feb 8th - Pirzada Qasim, Pakistani poet and VC of Karachi University
Feb 9th - Barbara Lewis, US vocalist (Hello Stranger)
Feb 9th - James King, New Orleans LA, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1968)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 12 of 12

Feb 15th - Model Bettie Page (19) weds high school sweetheart Billy Neal in Gallatin, Tennessee
Feb 18th - Augusto Pinochet Ugarte (Chilean gen/dictator) marries Lucia Hiriart
Author John SteinbeckAuthor John Steinbeck (Mar 29th) Mar 29th - Author John Steinbeck (41) weds Gwyndolyn Conger
Apr 10th - Actor Peter Cushing (29) weds actress Violet Helene Beck in London, England
Apr 17th - Actress Claire Trevor (34) weds Navy lieutenant Cyclos William Dunsmoore in Tijuana, Mexico
Jun 16th - Actor/comedian Charlie Chaplin (54) marries actress Oona O'Neill (18)
Jul 5th - Actress Betty Grable (26) weds big band leader Harry James (27)
Sep 7th - "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (24) weds actor-director Orson Welles (28)
Oct 20th - British Children's writer Enid Blyton marries 2nd husband surgeon Kenneth Fraser Darrell Waters at City of Westminster registry office, London
Film director, Scriptwriter Federico FelliniFilm director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini (Oct 30th) Oct 30th - Italian director Federico Fellini marries actress Giulietta Masina
Dec 5th - Singer and actress Dinah Shore (27) weds actor George Montgomery (27)
Dec 24th - Actor and comedian Carl Reiner (21) weds singer Estelle Lebost (29)

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

Actor Jackie CooganActor Jackie Coogan (Jun 29th) Jun 29th - Actor Jackie Coogan (28) divorces actress Flower Parry after almost 2 years of marriage
Jul 7th - Heavyweight boxing champ Jack Dempsey (48) divorces broadway singer Hannah Williams (32) after 10 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 231

Jan 1st - Colonel Andrew Summers Rowan, U.S. military officer who gave "a message to Garcia" (b. 1857)
Jan 3rd - Sir Walter James, Premier of Western Australia (b. 1863)
Jan 5th - George Washington Carver, famous black scientist, dies at 81
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola TeslaElectrical and Mechanical Engineer Nikola Tesla (Jan 7th) Jan 7th - Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist (tesla motor), dies at 86
Jan 8th - Richard Hillary, Australian Spitfire pilot and author (b. 1919)
Jan 9th - Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain), dies at 53
Jan 10th - Agustin P Justo y Rolon, pres Argentina (1931-38), dies at 66
Jan 10th - J Arthur S Berson, Austrian meteorologist, dies at 83
Jan 11th - Carlo Tresca, NY's Italian newspaper editor/anti-fascist, murdered
Jan 12th - Jan R T Campert, Dutch resistance fighter/poet (18 Dead), dies at 40
Jan 12th - Frank Alvord Perret, American volcanologist renowned for his research at Vesuvius, Etna, Stromboli and Kilauea dies at 75
Jan 13th - Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss artist (b. 1889)
Jan 14th - Adolf Sandberger, composer, dies at 78
Jan 16th - Franz Courtens, Flemish painter (Sunny Lane), dies at 88
Jan 20th - Giacomo Benvenuti, composer, dies at 57
Jan 21st - Otakar Sini, composer, dies at 61
Jan 23rd - Alexander Woollcott, critic, dies of a heart attack on radio, at 56
Jan 24th - John Burns, British minister of Local Government (1905-14), dies
Jan 26th - Nikolai Vavilov, geneticist, Saratovv labour camp, dies
Jan 26th - Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenicist (b. 1880)
Feb 3rd - Alexander Goode, rabbi who surrended his life jacket, drowns
Feb 4th - Frank Calder, 1st NHL president, dies
Feb 5th - Wim Gertenbach, Dutch resistance fighter (Slogan), shot by Nazis
Feb 6th - HA Seyffardt, Dutch lt-gen/NSB "minister", dies at 71
Feb 9th - ... Reydons, wife of General Reydons, shot to death by resistance
Feb 10th - Wa'er, shot dead by Defiance
Feb 13th - William Walraven, journalist/writer (Neglected Grouser), dies at 55
Feb 14th - David Hilbert, German mathematician (Hilbert Space), dies at 81
Feb 14th - Frieda Reiss, French 11 month old baby, murdered in Auschwitz
Feb 14th - Dora Gerson, German actress, cabaret singer, and Holocaust victim (b. 1899)
Feb 15th - William Victor Harris, composer, dies at 73
Feb 17th - Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer (b. 1888)
Feb 17th - Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (b. 1872)
Feb 18th - Henri Polak, Dutch union leader/politician (soc-dem), dies at 74
Feb 22nd - Christoph Probst, German resistance fighter (That Weisse Rose), dies
Feb 22nd - Hans Scholl, German resistance fighter (White Rose), beheaded at 24
Feb 22nd - Sophie Scholl, German resistance fighter (Die Weisse Rose), beheaded
Feb 26th - Theodor Eicke, Nazi official (b. 1892)
Feb 27th - Kostis Palamas, Greek poet, twice nominated for the Nobel prize (b. 1859)
Mar 2nd - Alexandre Yersin, Swiss bacteriologist (bacteria plague), dies at 79
Mar 3rd - George Thomson, cricketer (all-rounder-6 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies
Mar 4th - Nikolaos "Sokrates" Politis, Greek foreign minister, dies at 71
Mar 4th - Pieter C Boutens, Dutch poet (Beatrijs), dies at 73
Mar 9th - Oskar Hêks, Czech marathon runner/antifascist, dies in Auschwitz
Mar 10th - Tully Marshall, actor (Let's Go, Red Dust), dies at 78
Mar 12th - Gustav Vigeland, Norwegian sculptor (b. 1869)
Mar 13th - Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (b. 1898)
Mar 19th - Vicente Ripolles, composer, dies at 75
Mar 19th - Frank Nitti, American gangster (b. 1883)
Mar 23rd - Andre Lichtenberger, French Sudan writer (Le Petit Roi), dies at 72
Mar 23rd - Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer, dies at 47
Mar 27th - Grigori Yakovlevich Bakhchivangi, test pilot (BI-1), killed in crash
Mar 28th - Sergei Vasilievitch Rachmaninov, Russian composer/pianist, dies at 69
Mar 30th - Jan Bytnar, Polish activist (b. 1921)
Mar 30th - Maciej Aleksy Dawidowski, Polish activist (b. 1920)
Apr 3rd - Conrad Veidt, German/US actor (Cabinet of Dr Calgary), dies at 50
Apr 4th - Oskar Schlemmer, German painter/sculptor, dies at 54
Apr 4th - Raoul Laparra, composer, dies at 66
Apr 5th - Aleš Hrdlička, Czech anthropologist (b. 1869)
Apr 7th - Jovan Ducic, Serbian poet (Blue Legends), dies at 72
Apr 7th - Alexandre Millerand, President of France (b. 1859)
Apr 8th - Paul Colin, Belgian journalist/collaborator, executed
Apr 8th - Richard Sears, 1st to win US amateur national tennis match, dies at 81
Apr 14th - Asser B Kleerekoper, SDAP-Second-Member of parliament, dies at 62
Apr 14th - Geoffrey Turton Shaw, composer, dies at 63
Apr 15th - Raffaele Casimiro Casimiri, composer, dies at 62
Apr 15th - Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (d. 1882)
Apr 18th - I Yamamoto, admiral of Japanese fleet, dies
Apr 19th - Alexander Schmorell, German resistance fighter, beheaded
Apr 19th - Gustave Doret, composer, dies at 76
Apr 19th - Kurt Huber, German resistance fighter, beheaded
Apr 19th - Willy Graf, German resistance fighter, beheaded
Apr 24th - Gerardus H de Hare, socialist vicar, dies at 63
Apr 25th - Vladimir Ivanovich Nemirovich-Danchenko, playwright/director, dies
Apr 29th - Joseph Achron, Latvian violinist/composer (Golem suite), dies at 56
Apr 29th - Karl Adrian Wohlfart, composer, dies at 68
Apr 29th - Sidney A K Keyes, English poet (Foreign Gate), dies at 20
Apr 30th - Beatrice Potter Webb, British writer (My Apprenticeship), dies at 85
Apr 30th - Etty Hillesum, Dutch diarist, dies in Auschwitz
Apr 30th - Otto Jespersen, Danish philologist (b. 1860)
May 1st - Johan Oscar Smith, Norweigian Christian leader and founder of Smith's Friends (b.1871)
May 3rd - Leslie Heward, composer, dies at 45
May 8th - Mordicai Anielewicz, commander of Warsaw ghetto uprising, killed
May 10th - Andre Bertulot, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
May 10th - Arnaud/Armand Fraiteur, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
May 10th - Maurice-Albert Raskin, Belgian resistance fighter, hanged
May 12th - Albert Stoessel, composer, dies at 48
May 14th - Henri La Fontaine, Belgian Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1854)
May 16th - Alfred Hoche, German psychiatrist (b. 1865)
May 17th - Montagu Love, actor (Wind), dies at 65
May 19th - Kristjan Raud, Estonian painter (b. 1865)
May 24th - Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84
May 25th - Nils von Dardel, Swedish post-impressionist painter (b. 1888)
May 26th - Edsel Ford, owner (Ford Motor Company), dies at 49
May 29th - Hermann Hans Wetzler, composer, dies at 72
Jun 1st - Leslie Howard, actor (Romeo & Juliet), Nazis shot down his plane at 50
Jun 1st - Wilfrid B. Israel, Jewish activist
Jun 3rd - Folkert E Posthuma, Min of Agriculture, dies
Jun 4th - Jean du Bela, singer/actor (Sobibor), dies at 39
Jun 6th - Karl Landsteiner, Austrian/US pathologist (Nobel 1930), dies at 74

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