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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 - Soviets announce they broke long Nazi siege of Leningrad
Jan 18th - US rations bread & metal - banning presliced bread reduce bakery demand for metal parts
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 - Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest
Feb 2nd - German 6th Army surrenders after Battle of Stalingrad, turning point in Europe during 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 troops evacuate Guadalcanal, ends epic WWII battle on the Solomon Islands in the Pacific
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
Feb 17th - Gen-major Bradley flies to Wash DC
Feb 17th - NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio, enlists into the US army

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 862

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)
Actress and Murder Victim Sharon TateActress and Murder Victim Sharon Tate (Jan 24th) Jan 24th - Sharon Tate, Dallas Texas, 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 - 13 of 13

Founder of Walmart Sam WaltonFounder of Walmart Sam Walton (Feb 14th) Feb 14th - Walmart founder Sam Walton (24) weds Helen Robson (23)
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
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)
Actor Orson WellesActor Orson Welles (Sep 7th) 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
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 233

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 7th - George Washington Crile, American Surgeon (blood transfusion, surgical shock), dies at 78
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

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