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Events

Below, events of World War II have the WWII prefix.

January

  • January 5Amelia Earhart is officially declared dead after her disappearance.
  • January 6Naturwissenschaften publishes evidence that nuclear fission has been achieved by Otto Hahn.
  • January 13Black Friday: 71 people die across Victoria in one of Australia's worst ever bushfires.
  • January 23 – "Dutch War Scare": Admiral Wilhelm Canaris of the Abwehr leaks misinformation to the effect that Germany plans to invade the Netherlands in February, with the aim of using Dutch air-fields to launch a strategic bombing offensive against Britain. The "Dutch War Scare" leads to a major change in British policies towards Europe.
  • January 24 – An earthquake kills 30,000 in Chile, and razes about Script error: No such module "convert"..
  • January 25Refik Saydam forms the new government of Turkey. (11th government)
  • January 26
    • Spanish Civil War: Spanish Nationalist troops, aided by Italy, take Barcelona.
    • In Paris, French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet, in response to rumours (which are true) that he is seeking to end the French alliance system in Eastern Europe, gives a speech highlighting his government's commitment to the cordon sanitaire.
  • January 27Adolf Hitler orders Plan Z, a 5-year naval expansion programme intended to provide for a huge German fleet capable of crushing the Royal Navy by 1944. The Kriegsmarine is given the first priority on the allotment of German economic resources.
  • January 30 – Hitler gives a speech before the Reichstag calling for an "export battle" to increase German foreign exchange holdings. The same speech also sees Hitler's "prophecy" where he warns that if "Jewish financers" start a war against Germany, the...result will be the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe".

February

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February 21: Golden Gate International Exposition opens.

  • February 2 – Hungary joins the Anti-Comintern Pact.
  • February 6
    • British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain states in the House of Commons that any German attack on France will be automatically considered an attack on Britain.
    • In a response to Georges Bonnet's speech of January 26, German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop, referring to Bonnet's alleged statement of December 6, 1938, accepting Eastern Europe as being in Germany's exclusive sphere of influence, protests that all French security commitments in that region are "now off limits".
  • February 10 – Spanish Nationalists complete their offensive in Catalonia.
  • February 15Stagecoach premieres in New York City and Los Angeles.
  • February 18 – The Golden Gate International Exposition opens in San Francisco.
  • February 27
    • The United Kingdom and France recognize Franco's government.
    • Borley Rectory in England is destroyed by fire.
    • Sit-down strikes are outlawed by the Supreme Court of the United States.

March

  • March – The 1936–39 Arab revolt in Palestine ends.
  • March 1 – An Imperial Japanese Army ammunition dump explosion on the outskirts of Osaka kills 94.
  • March 2Pope Pius XII (Cardinal Pacelli) succeeds Pope Pius XI as the 260th pope.
  • March 3
    • In Bombay, Mohandas Gandhi begins a fast protesting against British rule in India.
    • Students at Harvard University demonstrate the new tradition of swallowing goldfish to reporters.
    • In Durban, South Africa the Timeless Test begins between England and South Africa, the longest game of cricket ever played. It is abandoned twelve days later when the English team has to catch the last ferry home.
  • March 13
    • Adolf Hitler advises Jozef Tiso to declare Slovakia's independence in order to prevent its partition by Hungary and Poland.
    • Irish writer Flann O'Brien's comic metafiction At Swim-Two-Birds is published in London but attracts little attention at this time.
  • March 14 – The Slovak provincial assembly proclaims independence; priest Jozef Tiso becomes the president of the independent Slovak government.
  • March 15 – German troops occupy the remaining part of Bohemia and Moravia; Czechoslovakia ceases to exist. The Ruthenian region of Czechoslovakia declares independence as Carpatho-Ukraine.
  • March 16
    • Princess Fawzia Fuad of Egypt marries Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran.
    • Hungary invades Carpatho-Ukraine; final resistance ends on March 18.
  • March 17
    • British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain gives a speech in Birmingham, stating that Britain will oppose any effort at world domination on the part of Germany.
    • The nationalist governments of Spain and Portugal sign the Iberian Pact in Lisbon, pledging mutual defence of the Iberian Peninsula and neutrality in the event of a general European war.
  • March 18 – "Romanian War Scare": Virgil Tilea, the Romanian Minister in London, spreads false rumours that Romania is on the verge of a German attack.
  • March 19 – Hitler sends a registered letter to the government of Lithuania stating that Germany intends to annex the port of Memel.
  • March 20 – At an emergency meeting in London to deal with the Romanian crisis, French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet suggests to Lord Halifax that the ideal state for saving Romania from a German attack is Poland.
  • March 21 – In London: the Ordo Templi Orientis publish Aleister Crowley's Eight Lectures on Yoga.
  • March 22
    • After an ultimatum of March 20, Nazi Germany takes Memelland from Lithuania.
    • In the U.S., undefeated LIU tops undefeated Loyola of Chicago in the championship game of the second annual National Invitation Tournament, 44–32. LIU's 24–0 final record is the first perfect season of college basketball's postseason tournament era.
  • March 23 – The Slovak–Hungarian War begins.
  • March 24 – Marks the seventh successive year of the worldwide boycott of all German exports initiated by front page declarations in Britain and the U.S. 'Judea declares war on Germany'
  • March 27 – The University of Oregon defeats Ohio State University 46–33 in Evanston, Illinois, to win the championship of the first NCAA men's basketball tournament.
  • March 28
    • Dictator Francisco Franco assumes power in Madrid, remaining in power until 1975.
    • American adventurer Richard Halliburton delivers a last message from a Chinese junk, before he disappears on a voyage across the Pacific Ocean. In 1945, some wreckage identified as a rudder and believed to belong to the junk, washed ashore in San Diego, California.
  • March 31 – Neville Chamberlain gives a speech in the House of Commons offering the British "guarantee" of the independence of Poland.

April

  • April 1
    • The Spanish Civil War comes to an end when the last of the Republican forces surrender.
    • The rumor that Hitler is dead sweeps the United States as millions of CBS radio listeners hear the Führer cut off in mid-speech during a shortwave relay of his address at the Christening of the Tirpitz in Wilhelmshaven. (The story is recounted by William L. Shirer in The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.)
  • April 3
    • Adolf Hitler orders the German military to start planning for Fall Weiß, the codename for the invasion of Poland.
    • Refik Saydam forms the new government in Turkey. (12 th government; Refik Saydam had served twice as a prime minister )
  • April 4
    • Faisal II becomes King of Iraq.
    • The Slovak–Hungarian War ends with Slovakia ceding eastern territories to Hungary.
    • Polish Foreign Minister Colonel Józef Beck, in London, signs a treaty designed to bilateralize Neville Chamberlain's "Polish Guarantee" of March 31.
  • April 7 – Italy invades Albania; King Zog flees.
  • April 9 – African-American singer Marian Anderson performs before 75,000 people at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., after having been denied the use both of Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution, and of a public high school by the federally controlled District of Columbia. First Lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt resigns from the DAR because of their decision.
  • April 11 – Hungary leaves the League of Nations.
  • April 13 – Britain offers a "guarantee" to Romania and Greece.
  • April 14
    • John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath is first published.
    • At a meeting in Paris, French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet meets with Soviet Ambassador Jakob Suritz, and suggests that a "peace front" comprising France, the Soviet Union, Great Britain, Poland and Romania would deter Germany from war.
  • April 18 – The Soviet Union proposes a "peace front" to resist aggression.
  • April 20Billie Holiday records "Strange Fruit", the first anti-lynching song.
  • April 25 – The Federal Security Agency (FSA) is founded in the USA, along with the Civilian Conservation Corps and Public Health Service.
  • April 27Ely Racecourse in Cardiff closes.
  • April 28 – In a speech before the Reichstag, Adolf Hitler renounces the Anglo-German Naval Agreement and the German–Polish Non-Aggression Pact.
  • April 30 – The 1939 New York World's Fair opens.

May

  • May – The Hòa Hảo religious sect is established by Huỳnh Phú Sổ.
  • May 1Batman, created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger makes his first appearance in Detective comics no. 27 .
  • May 2Major League Baseball's Lou Gehrig, the legendary Yankee first baseman known as "The Iron Horse", ends his 2,130 consecutive games played streak after contracting amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The record stands for 56 years before Cal Ripken, Jr. plays 2,131 consecutive games.
  • May 3
    • Vyacheslav Molotov succeeds Maxim Litvinov as Soviet Foreign Commissar.
    • The All India Forward Bloc is formed by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.
  • May 6Carl Friedrich Goerdeler tells the British government that the German and Soviet governments are secretly beginning a rapprochement with the aim of dividing Eastern Europe between them. Goerdeler also informs the British of German economic problems which he states threaten the survival of the Nazi regime, and advises that if a firm stand is made for Poland, then Hitler will be deterred from war.
  • May 9 – Spain leaves the League of Nations.
  • May 14Lina Medina, a 5-year-old Peruvian girl, gives birth to a baby boy, becoming the youngest confirmed mother in medical history.
  • May 17
    • King George VI and Queen Elizabeth arrive in Quebec City to begin the first-ever tour of Canada by Canada's monarch.
    • The British government issues the White Paper of 1939, sharply restricting Jewish immigration to Mandatory Palestine.
    • Sweden, Norway, and Finland refuse Germany's offer of non-aggression pacts.
  • May 20Pan American Airways begins transatlantic mail service with the inaugural flight of its Boeing 314 flying boat Yankee Clipper from Port Washington, New York, to Marseille.
  • May 22 – Germany and Italy sign the Pact of Steel.
  • May 24 – First issue of Fashizmi is published in Tirana.
  • May 29Albanian fascist leader Tefik Mborja is appointed as member of the Italian Chamber of Fasces and Corporations.

June

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June 24: Siam is renamed "Thailand".

  • June 3 – The Soviet government offers its definition of what constitutes "aggression", upon which the projected Anglo-Soviet-French alliance will come into effect. The French Foreign Minister Georges Bonnet accepts the Soviet definition of aggression at once. The British reject the Soviet definition, especially the concept of "indirect aggression", which they feel is too loose a definition and phrased in such a manner as to imply the Soviet right of inference in the internal affairs of nations of Eastern Europe.
  • June 4 – The St. Louis, a ship carrying a cargo of 907 Jewish refugees, is denied permission to land in Florida after already having been turned away from Cuba. Forced to return to Europe, many of its passengers later die in Nazi death camps during The Holocaust.
  • June 6 – The first Little League Baseball game is played in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.
  • June 12 – The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is officially dedicated in Cooperstown, New York.
  • June 14Tientsin Incident: The Japanese blockade the British concession in Tianjin, China, beginning a crisis which almost causes an Anglo-Japanese war in the summer of 1939.
  • June 17 – In the last public guillotining in France, murderer Eugen Weidmann is decapitated by the guillotine.
  • June 21 – New York Yankees announce Lou Gehrig's retirement after doctors reveal he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.[1]
  • June 23 – Talks are completed in Ankara between French Ambassador René Massigli and Turkish Foreign Minister Şükrü Saracoğlu, resolving the Hatay dispute in Turkey's favor. Turkey annexes Hatay.
  • June 24 – The government of Siam changes its name to Thailand, which means 'Free Land'.[2]
  • June 29Ford 9N tractor with Ferguson hydraulic three-point hitch first demonstrated at Dearborn, Michigan.[3]

July

  • July 2
    • The 1st World Science Fiction Convention opens in New York City.
    • Theodore Roosevelt's head is dedicated at Mount Rushmore.
  • July 4
    • Lou Gehrig gives his last public speech, following a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In it, he says, "Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth."
    • The Neuengamme concentration camp becomes autonomous.
  • July 6 – The last remaining Jewish enterprises in Germany are closed by the Nazis.
  • July 8 – The Pan American Airways Boeing 314 flying boat Yankee Clipper inaugurates the world's first heavier-than-air North Atlantic air passenger service between the United States (Port Washington, New York) and Britain.
  • July 23Mahatma Gandhi the spiritual leader from India writes a personal letter to Adolf Hitler addressing him "My friend", requesting to prevent any possible war.
  • July 27 – The first recorded snowfall in Auckland, New Zealand since records began in 1853.

August

  • August 2 – The Einstein–Szilárd letter is signed, advising President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt of the potential use of uranium to construct an atomic bomb.
  • August 4Neville Chamberlain dismisses Parliament until October 3.
  • August 15 – MGM's classic musical film The Wizard of Oz, based on L. Frank Baum's famous novel, and starring Judy Garland as Dorothy, premieres at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
  • August 19Adolf Hitler, after evaluating the pace of the non-aggression negotiations with the Soviet Union, orders the Kriegsmarine to begin the opening operations for Fall Weiss, the invasion of Poland. The Template:Ship, along with the Template:Ship, as well as dozens of u-boats, cast off for their advance positions. According to William L. Shirer, Hitler spends the next few days worrying that the Russians will not come to terms in time for the rest of the invasion plans to unfold as scheduled.
  • August 20 – Armored forces under the command of Soviet General Georgy Zhukov deliver a decisive defeat to Imperial Japanese Army forces in the Japanese-Soviet border war in Inner Mongolia.
  • August 23Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact signed between Germany and the Soviet Union, a neutrality treaty that also agreed to division of spheres of influence (Finland, Estonia, Latvia, eastern Poland and Bessarabia (today Moldova), north-east province of Romania to the Soviet Union; Lithuania and western Poland to Germany). Its annex reassigns Lithuania to the Soviet Union.
  • August 24 – As details of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact become public, Neville Chamberlain recalls the Parliament of the United Kingdom several weeks early. In a burst of legislation, a War Powers Act is approved; and HMG order the Royal Navy to be put on a war footing, all leaves to be cancelled, and the Naval and coast defense reserves to be called up, especially radar and anti-aircraft units. In addition, the last British and French private citizens in Germany are ordered home by their respective Governments.
  • August 25
    • The German Foreign Ministry cuts off all telegraph and telephone communication with the outside world in accordance with the plan for Fall Weiss. At approximately 1830 Central European time, Adolf Hitler postpones Fall Weiss for 5 days, after receiving a message from Benito Mussolini that he will not honor the Pact of Steel if Germany attacks Poland, and because Chamberlain's government has not fallen as a result of the German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact. Some units already in their forward positions (the attack is scheduled for 0430 the next day) do not get the word in time and attack various targets along the border. That same day, Neville Chamberlain gives Edward Rydz-Śmigły his "ironclad guarantee" of assistance if Poland is attacked by Germany.
    • An Irish Republican Army bomb explodes in the centre of Coventry, England, killing 5 people.
    • MGM's classic musical film The Wizard of Oz, based on L. Frank Baum's famous novel, and starring Judy Garland as Dorothy, is released in theaters everywhere.
  • August 26
    • The first televised Major League Baseball games were shown on experimental station W2XBS: a double-header between the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field.
    • Division of Grazing renamed United States Grazing Service.
    • The Kriegsmarine orders all German-flagged merchant ships to head to German ports immediately in anticipation of the invasion of Poland.
  • August 27 – A Heinkel He 178, the first turbojet-powered aircraft, flies for the first time with Captain Erich Warsitz in command.
  • August 28 – The Template:SS heads into New York Harbor where she will be interned on 3 September and cut up for scrap beginning in 1946.
  • August 30 – Poland begins a mobilization against Nazi Germany.
  • August 31Operation Himmler: Nazi German troops posing as Poles stage a series of false flag operations on the border (including the Gleiwitz incident) giving a pretext for the invasion of Poland.

September

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September 1: Wieluń destroyed by Luftwaffe bombing.

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Common parade of Wehrmacht and Red Army in Brest at the end of the Invasion of Poland. At the center Major General Heinz Guderian and Brigadier Semyon Krivoshein.

  • September 1 – Beginning of WWII:
    • Opening shots of World War II and Invasion of Poland: At 4:45am Central European Time, under cover of darkness, the German WW1-era battleship Schleswig-Holstein quietly slips her moorings at her wharf in Danzig harbor, drifts into the center of the channel, and commences firing on the fortress Westerplatte, a Polish army installation at the northeastern mouth of the port of the internationalized Free City of Danzig. Five minutes previously the bombing of Wieluń in the western part of Poland had begun. Shock-troops of the German Wehrmacht begin crossing the border into Poland.
    • Two other air-raids on Wieluń followed.
    • The Reichstag passes a statement stating that Adolf Hitler's second-in-command Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring should be appointed as Hitler's successor as Führer should Hitler die during the War. Rudolf Hess is to be appointed in Göring's place should anything befall Göring.
    • Norway, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland declare their neutrality.
  • September 2 – WWII:
    • Following the invasion of Poland, the Free City of Danzig (modern-day Gdańsk, Poland) is annexed to Nazi Germany.
    • Spain and the Irish Free State declare their neutrality.
  • September 3 – WWII:
    • The United Kingdom, France, New Zealand, Australia and India (by its Viceroy) declare war on Nazi Germany. Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King, in English, and Justice Minister Ernest Lapointe, in French, give an international radio address stating the Dominion's intention to declare war also.[4][5]
    • United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt advocates neutrality in a nationwide radio address.
    • Ocean liner Template:SS becomes the first British civilian casualty of the war when she is torpedoed and sunk by Template:GS in the eastern Atlantic. Of the 1,418 aboard, 98 passengers and 19 crew are killed.
  • September 4 – WWII:
    • First bombing of Wilhelmshaven in World War II by the British Royal Air Force.
    • Nepal declares war on Germany.
  • September 5 – WWII: The United States declares its neutrality in the war.
  • September 6 – WWII: South Africa declares war on Germany.
  • September 8
    • Little Sisters of Jesus founded in Algeria by Little Sister Magdeleine.
    • WWII: Forward elements of General Hoeppner's XVI Panzerkorps take up positions outside Warsaw. The world is stunned by the rapidity of the German advance and the Polish High Command is effectively isolated, but lack of infantry support and effective civilian resistance cause Hoeppner to halt outside the city itself.
    • WWII: Polish troops on the Westerplatte are forced, due to lack of food and ammunition, to surrender. The garrison of about two hundred had held out against thousands of German forces (many of them Naval officer cadets from the Schleswig-Holstein,) for seven days.
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September: Siege of Warsaw.

  • September 9 – WWII: Troops of the Polish Poznań Army under the command of General Kutrzeba open the Battle of the Bzura, the largest and best organized counter-attack mounted by the Polish forces in the campaign of 1939. For the first few days all goes well and the Germans are forced to retreat; but quick reaction by mechanized units and the Luftwaffe soon take their toll and the operation bogs down.
  • September 10 – WWII: Canada declares war on Germany.
  • September 15 – WWII: Diverse elements of the German Wehrmacht surround Warsaw and demand its surrender. The Poles refuse and the siege begins in earnest.
  • September 16 – A ceasefire ends the undeclared Border War between the Soviet Union (and Mongolian allies) and Japan.
  • September 17 – WWII:
    • The Soviet Union invades Poland and then occupies eastern Polish territories.
    • Royal Navy aircraft carrier Template:HMS is torpedoed and sunk by Template:GS in the Western Approaches with the loss of 519 crew, the first British warship loss of the War.
  • September 18 – WWII: The Polish submarine ORP Orzeł escapes internment from Tallinn harbour, Estonia, leading both the Soviet Union and Germany to question Estonia's neutrality.
  • September 19 – WWII: The Poznan pocket collapses, and the Germans capture, according to many sources, over 150,000 men. Many elements of General Tadeusz Kutrzeba's forces work their way into Warsaw under extreme difficulty.
  • September 21
    • Reinhard Heydrich, chief of the Security Police, sends a directive, the Schnellbrief, explaining that Jews living in towns and villages in the Polish occupation zones are to be transferred to ghettos, and Jewish councils, Judenräte, will be established to carry out the German authorities’ orders.[6]
    • Radio station WJSV in Washington, D.C. records an entire broadcast day for preservation in the National Archives.
  • September 22 – WWII: Joint victory parade of Wehrmacht and Red Army in Brest-Litovsk at the end of the Invasion of Poland.
  • September 24 – WWII: The Soviet Union issues an ultimatum to Estonia to allow Soviet military bases on its territory, which Estonia accepts on September 28. Similar ultimatums are issued to Latvia on October 5 and to Lithuania on October 10, who are forced to accept them as well.
  • September 28 – WWII:
    • Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union agree on a division of Poland after their invasion.
    • Warsaw surrenders to Germany; Modlin surrenders a day later; the last Polish large operational unit surrenders near Kock 8 days later.
  • September 29 – Gerald J. Cox, speaking at an American Water Works Association meeting, becomes the first person to publicly propose the fluoridation of public water supplies in the United States.
  • September 30 – General Władysław Sikorski becomes Prime Minister of the Polish government-in-exile.

October

  • October 6 – WWII: Poland Battle of Kock ends the Polish Campaign. Polish resistance moves underground.
  • October 8
    • WWII: Germany annexes Western Poland.
    • The Holocaust: Piotrków Trybunalski Ghetto, the first Jewish ghetto in Nazi-occupied Europe, is proclaimed in German-occupied Poland.
  • October 11 – The Einstein–Szilárd letter is delivered to President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt advising of the potential use of uranium to construct an atomic bomb, leading to the Manhattan Project.
  • October 14 – The Template:GS sinks the British battleship Template:HMS at anchor in Scapa Flow (Scotland) with the loss of 833 crew.
  • October 15 – The New York Municipal Airport (later renamed LaGuardia Airport) is dedicated.
  • October 17Mr. Smith Goes to Washington premieres in Washington, D.C.
  • October 21 – First meeting of the U.S. Advisory Committee on Uranium under Lyman James Briggs, authorized by President Roosevelt to oversee neutron experiments, a precursor of the Manhattan Project.
  • October 24Nylon stockings go on sale for the first time anywhere in Wilmington, Delaware.
  • October 25The Time of Your Life, a drama by William Saroyan, debuts in New York City.

November

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November 6: Hedda Hopper

  • November 12 – WWII: Physicist Hans Ferdinand Mayer writes the Oslo Report on German weapons systems and passes it to the British Secret Intelligence Service.
  • November 4 – WWII: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders the United States Customs Service to implement the Neutrality Act of 1939, allowing cash-and-carry purchases of weapons to non-belligerent nations.
  • November 4Stewart Menzies is appointed head of the British Secret Intelligence Service.
  • November 6
    • Hedda Hopper's Hollywood debuts on radio with Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper as host (the show runs until 1951, making Hopper a powerful figure in the Hollywood elite).
    • WWII: Sonderaktion Krakau: Germans take action against scientists from the University of Kraków and other Kraków universities.
  • November 8
    • WWII: In Munich, an attempt to kill Adolf Hitler is made by Georg Elser while Hitler is celebrating the 16th anniversary of the Beer Hall Putsch.
    • CBS television station W2XAB resumes test transmission with an all-electronic system broadcast from the top of the Chrysler Building in New York City.[7]
  • November 9 – WWII: Venlo Incident: Two British agents of SIS are captured by the Germans.
  • November 15 – In Washington, D.C., U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt lays the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial.
  • November 16Al Capone is released from Alcatraz, due to deteriorating health caused by syphilis.
  • November 17 – WWII: To punish protests against the Nazi occupation of the Czech homeland, the Nazis storm the University of Prague and murder nine Czech graduate students, send over 1,200 to concentration camps, and close all Czech universities, an event which will be commemorated as International Students' Day.
  • November 26Shelling of Mainila: The Soviet Union's Red Army shells the Russian village of Mainila, then claims that the fire originated from Finland, giving a casus belli for the Winter War.
  • November 30 – WWII:
    • Winter War: Soviet forces attack Finland and reach the Mannerheim Line, starting the war.
    • Sweden declares itself a non-belligerent in the Winter War.

December

  • December 2LaGuardia Airport opens for business in New York City.
  • December 4 – WWII: Template:HMS is struck by a mine (laid by Template:GS) off the coast of Scotland and is laid up for repairs until August 1940.
  • December 9 – Hugh Harman's animated short Christmas film Peace on Earth is released by MGM
  • December 12 – WWII: Template:HMS sinks after a collision with Template:HMS off the coast of Scotland with the loss of 124 men.
  • December 13 – WWII – Battle of the River Plate: The German heavy cruiser Admiral Graf Spee is trapped by cruisers Template:HMS, HMNZS Achilles, and Template:HMS after a running battle off the coast of Uruguay. The Graf Spee is scuttled by its crew off Montevideo harbor on December 17.
  • December 14 – WWII – Winter War: The League of Nations expels the USSR for attacking Finland.
  • December 15 – The epic historical romance film Gone with the Wind, starring Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Olivia de Havilland and Leslie Howard, premieres at Loew's Grand Theatre in Atlanta. Based on Margaret Mitchell's best-selling novel of 1936, it is the longest American film made up to this date (at nearly four hours) and rapidly becomes the highest-grossing film up to this time.
  • December 18 – WWII – Battle of the Heligoland Bight: RAF Bomber Command, on a daylight mission to attack Kriegsmarine ships in the Heligoland Bight, is repulsed by Luftwaffe fighter aircraft.
  • December 22 – The second cel-animated feature film and the first produced by an American studio other than Walt Disney Productions, Gulliver's Travels by Fleischer Studios and very loosely based upon the book by Jonathan Swift is released.
  • December 26 – Miners strike in Borinage, Belgium.
  • December 27 – The Erzincan earthquake in eastern Anatolia, Turkey, kills 30,000.

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  • Sandia View Academy, a private Adventist school, is founded in Corrales, New Mexico,
  • General Motors introduces the Hydra-Matic drive, the first mass-produced, fully automatic transmission, as an option in 1940 model year Oldsmobile automobiles.

Births

January

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Bill Toomey

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Maury Povich

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Alfredo Palacio

  • January 3
    • Bobby Hull, Canadian hockey player
    • Ruben Reyes, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
    • Gene Summers, American rock 'n roll singer (member of Rockabilly Hall of Fame)
    • Arik Einstein, Israeli singer (d. 2013)
  • January 6
    • Valeriy Lobanovskyi, Ukrainian footballer and manager (d. 2002)
    • Murray Rose, Australian swimmer (d. 2012)
  • January 9
    • Jimmy Boyd, American singer, musician and actor (d. 2009)
    • Rik Kemp, Australian cartoonist
    • Tadahiro Matsushita, Japanese politician (d. 2012)
    • Susannah York, British actress (d. 2011)
  • January 10
    • Sal Mineo, American actor (d. 1976)
    • Bill Toomey, American athlete
  • January 11Anne Heggtveit, Canadian skier
  • January 12William Lee Golden, American country and gospel singer, member of the Oak Ridge Boys
  • January 17
    • Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens (d. 2008)
    • Maury Povich, American talk show host
  • January 18Bo Gritz, U.S. Presidential candidate
  • January 19Phil Everly, American rock 'n' roll musician (member of Rockabilly Hall of Fame) (d. 2014)
  • January 20Chandra Wickramasinghe, British astronomer and poet
  • January 22
    • Alfredo Palacio, President of Ecuador
    • Ray Stevens, American musician
  • January 29Germaine Greer, Australian feminist writer

February

  • February 1
    • Paul Gillmor, American politician (d. 2007)
    • Ekaterina Maximova, Russian ballerina (d. 2009)
  • February 3Michael Cimino, American film director (d. 2016)
  • February 6Mike Farrell, American actor
  • February 10
    • Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada
    • Peter Purves, British actor and television presenter
    • Roberta Flack, American soul singer
  • February 12
    • Yael Dayan, Israeli writer and politician
    • Ray Manzarek, American keyboardist (The Doors) (d. 2013)
  • February 13Beate Klarsfeld, German-born Nazi hunter
  • February 16Adolfo Azcuna, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • February 20Frank Arundel, English footballer (d. 1994)
  • February 21Gert Neuhaus, German artist
  • February 23Rachel Elkind-Tourre, American record producer
  • February 28
    • Daniel C. Tsui, Chinese-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
    • Tommy Tune, American dancer, choreographer, and actor

March

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Brian Mulroney

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Terence Hill

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Volker Schlöndorff

  • March 1Leo Brouwer, Cuban composer and guitarist
  • March 3Bill Frindall, English cricket scorer and statistician (d. 2009)
  • March 4
    • Jack Fisher, former American Major League baseball pitcher
    • Carlos Vereza, Brazilian actor
  • March 5Benyamin Sueb, Indonesian actor, comedian and singer (d. 1995)
  • March 8
    • Lidiya Skoblikova, Russian speed-skater
    • Robert Tear, Welsh tenor (d. 2011)
  • March 9Malcolm Bricklin, American automotive pioneer
  • March 12Johnny Callison, American baseball player (d. 2006)
  • March 13Neil Sedaka, American singer-songwriter
  • March 15Alicia Freilich, Venezuelan writer and novelist
  • March 16Carlos Bilardo, Argentine football player and manager
  • March 17
    • Jim Gary, American sculptor (d. 2006)
    • Giovanni Trapattoni, Italian football player and manager
  • March 18Peter Kraus, German singer
  • March 20Brian Mulroney, 18th Prime Minister of Canada
  • March 25Toni Cade Bambara, African-American writer (d. 1995)
  • March 27Leila Kasra, Iranian poet and lyricist (d. 1989)
  • March 28Vic Vargas, Filipino actor (d. 2003)
  • March 29Terence Hill, Italian actor
  • March 31
    • Zviad Gamsakhurdia, President of Georgia (d. 1993)
    • Volker Schlöndorff, German film director
    • Karl-Heinz Schnellinger, German footballer

April

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Marvin Gaye

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Paul Sorvino

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Dusty Springfield

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João Bernardo Vieira

  • April 1
    • Ali MacGraw, American model and actress
    • Spider Martin, American photographer (d. 2003)
    • Phil Niekro, American baseball player
  • April 2Marvin Gaye, American singer (d. 1984)
  • April 4Hugh Masekela, South African musician
  • April 7
    • Francis Ford Coppola, American film director
    • Sir David Frost, English television personality (d. 2013)
  • April 8Elizabeth Clare Prophet, American writer (d. 2009)
  • April 10Claudio Magris, Italian author
  • April 12Alan Ayckbourn, dramatist
  • April 13
    • Seamus Heaney, Irish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
    • Paul Sorvino, American actor
  • April 16Dusty Springfield, English singer (d. 1999)
  • April 20Elspeth Ballantyne, Australian actress
  • April 22
    • Mark Jones, English actor (d. 2010)
    • Jason Miller, American playwright and actor (d. 2001)
    • Ann Mitchell, English actress
  • April 23Lee Majors, American actor
  • April 25Ted Kooser, United States Poet Laureate
  • April 27
    • Erik Pevernagie, Belgian painter
    • João Bernardo Vieira, President of Guinea-Bissau (d. 2009)

May

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Judy Collins

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Ruud Lubbers

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Ralph Boston

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Harvey Keitel

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Sir Ian McKellen

  • May 1Judy Collins, American singer and songwriter
  • May 2Taomati Iuta, Vice President of Kiribati (1991–94)
  • May 4Paul Gleason, American actor (d. 2006)
  • May 7
    • Sidney Altman, Canadian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
    • Ruud Lubbers, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, 1982–94
  • May 8Paul Drayton, American Olympic athlete (d. 2010)
  • May 9
    • Ralph Boston, American athlete
    • Pierre Desproges, French humorist (d. 1988)
  • May 11Dante Tiñga, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • May 12Ron Ziegler, White House Press Secretary (d. 2003)
  • May 13Harvey Keitel, American actor
  • May 14Veruschka von Lehndorff, German model, actress and artist
  • May 19
    • Livio Berruti, Italian athlete
    • Sonny Fortune, American jazz musician
    • James Fox, English actor
    • Nancy Kwan, American actress
    • Dick Scobee, American astronaut (d. 1986)
  • May 21Heinz Holliger, Swiss oboist and composer
  • May 22Paul Winfield, American actor (d. 2004)
  • May 23Reinhard Hauff, German film director
  • May 25
    • Dixie Carter, American actress (d. 2010)
    • Sir Ian McKellen, English actor
  • May 26Brent Musburger, American sports announcer
  • May 29Al Unser, American race car driver
  • May 30Michael J. Pollard, American actor

June

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Joe Clark

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Osvaldo Hurtado

  • June 1Cleavon Little, American actor (d. 1992)
  • June 5
    • Ron Baensch, Australian racing cyclist
    • Joe Clark, 16th Prime Minister of Canada
    • Margaret Drabble, English novelist
  • June 6
    • Louis Andriessen, Dutch composer
    • Lawrence Stephen, Nauruan politician
  • June 9
    • Ileana Cotrubaș, Romanian soprano
    • Dick Vitale, American basketball broadcaster
  • June 11Jackie Stewart, Scottish race car driver
  • June 14Steny Hoyer, American Democrat U.S. Representative for Maryland's 5th congressional district
  • June 15Brian Jacques, British writer (d. 2011)
  • June 18
    • Lou Brock, American baseball player
    • Jack Herer, American cannabis activist (d. 2010)
  • June 22Ada E. Yonath, Israeli crystallographer
  • June 24Michael Gothard, British actor (d. 1992)
  • June 26Osvaldo Hurtado, President of Ecuador

July

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Aníbal Cavaco Silva

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Ali Khamenei

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Milva

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John Howard

  • July 2Ferdinand Mount, British journalist and novelist
  • July 5Booker Edgerson, American football player
  • July 6Jet Harris, British bassist, singer and songwriter (The Shadows) (d. 2011)
  • July 7Elena Obraztsova, Russian opera singer (d. 2015)
  • July 14
    • Karel Gott, Czech Schlager singer
    • Sid Haig, American actor
    • George E. Slusser, American scholar and writer
  • July 15Aníbal Cavaco Silva, President of Portugal and former Prime Minister
  • July 16Corin Redgrave, British actor and political activist (d. 2010)
  • July 17
    • Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran
    • Milva, Italian actress and singer
  • July 18Dion DiMucci, American singer-songwriter
  • July 21John Negroponte, U.S. Director of National Intelligence
  • July 23Raine Karp, Estonian architect
  • July 26
    • John Howard, 25th Prime Minister of Australia
    • Bob Lilly, American football player
  • July 27
    • William Eggleston, American photographer
    • Michael Longley, Northern Irish poet
  • July 31
    • Susan Flannery, American soap opera actress
    • France Nuyen, French actress

August

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Romano Prodi

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Fernando Poe Jr.

  • August 1
    • Terry Kiser, American actor
    • Robert James Waller, American novelist
  • August 2
    • John W. Snow, 73rd United States Secretary of the Treasury
    • Wes Craven, American film director and writer (d. 2015)
  • August 5Princess Irene of the Netherlands
  • August 8Jana Andrsová, Czech actress and ballerina
  • August 9
    • Bulle Ogier, French actress
    • Romano Prodi, Prime Minister of Italy
  • August 12
    • Skip Caray, American baseball broadcaster (d. 2008)
    • George Hamilton, American actor
    • David Jacobs, American producer and writer
  • August 16Carole Shelley, English actress
  • August 19Ginger Baker, English drummer
  • August 20Fernando Poe, Jr., Filipino actor (d. 2004)
  • August 21Clarence Williams III, American actor
  • August 22
    • Valerie Harper, American actress
    • Carl Yastrzemski, American baseball player
  • August 29Joel Schumacher, American film producer and director
  • August 30
    • John Peel, English disc jockey (d. 2004)
    • Elizabeth Ashley, American actress

September

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Lily Tomlin

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George Lazenby

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Guntis Ulmanis

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Jorge Sampaio

October

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Ralph Lauren

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Joaquim Chissano

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F. Murray Abraham

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John Cleese

  • October 1George Archer, American golfer (d. 2005)
  • October 4Ivan Mauger, New Zealand speedway rider, 6 times World Speedway Champion
  • October 5Consuelo Ynares-Santiago, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • October 6Melvyn Bragg, English media arts presenter, critic and novelist
  • October 7
    • John Hopcroft, American computer scientist
    • Clive James, Australian-born writer, humorist and television personality
    • Harold Kroto, English organic chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
    • Bill Snyder, American football coach
  • October 8Paul Hogan, Australian film actor
  • October 9John Pilger, Australian-born journalist
  • October 11Austin Currie, Irish politician
  • October 13T. J. Cloutier, American poker player
  • October 14Ralph Lauren, American fashion designer
  • October 18
    • Flavio Cotti, Swiss Federal Councilor
    • Lee Harvey Oswald, American assassin of President John F. Kennedy (k. 1963)
  • October 22
    • Joaquim Chissano, President of Mozambique
    • George Cohen, English footballer
  • October 23C. V. Vigneswaran, Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer, judge and politician
  • October 24F. Murray Abraham, American screen actor
  • October 27
    • John Cleese, English comic actor
    • Suzy Covey, American scholar of popular culture (d. 2007)
  • October 28Jane Alexander, American actress
  • October 29Malay Roy Choudhury, Bengali poet and novelist, creator of the Indian Hungry generation literary and cultural movement
  • October 30
  • October 31Ron Rifkin, American actor

November

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Tina Turner

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Emil Constantinescu

  • November 1Barbara Bosson, American actress
  • November 2Richard Serra, American sculptor
  • November 6
    • Athanasios Angelopoulos, Greek academic
    • Carlos Emilio Morales, Cuban jazz guitarist
    • Leonardo Quisumbing, Filipino Supreme Court jurist
  • November 8
    • Elizabeth Dawn, British actress
    • Laila Kinnunen, Finnish singer (d. 2000)
    • Meg Wynn Owen, English actress
  • November 9Paul Cameron, American psychologist
  • November 10Russell Means, Native American activist (d. 2012)
  • November 14Wendy Carlos, American electronic composer
  • November 16Michael Billington, British drama critic
  • November 17Auberon Waugh, English journalist (d. 2001)
  • November 18
    • Margaret Atwood, Canadian novelist
    • Amanda Lear, French model and singer
    • Ian McCulloch, Anglo-Scottish actor
    • Brenda Vaccaro, American actress
  • November 19Emil Constantinescu, President of Romania
  • November 21
    • Budd Dwyer, American politician (d. 1987)
    • Mulayam Singh Yadav, Indian politician
  • November 22Stefan Dimitrov, Bulgarian opera basso singer
  • November 23bill bissett, Canadian poet
  • November 25Shelagh Delaney, English dramatist (d. 2011)
  • November 26Tina Turner, American singer
  • November 27
    • Laurent-Désiré Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (d. 2001)
    • Ulla Strömstedt, Swedish actress (d. 1986)
  • November 30Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Nepalese dwarf, world's shortest man (d. 2015)

December

Deaths

January

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W. B. Yeats

  • January 2Roman Dmowski, Polish politician (b. 1864)
  • January 8Charles Eastman, Native American author, physician, reformer, helped found the Boy Scouts of America (b. 1858)
  • January 13Arthur Barker, American criminal, son of Ma Barker (b. 1899)
  • January 18Ivan Mosjoukine, Russian actor (b. 1889)
  • January 23Matthias Sindelar, Austrian footballer (b. 1903)
  • January 24Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist (b. 1867)
  • January 25Helen Ware, American stage and screen actress (b. 1877)
  • January 28W. B. Yeats, Irish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)

February

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Pope Pius XI

March

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Howard Carter

  • March 2Howard Carter, British archaeologist (b. 1874)
  • March 5Herbert Mundin, British actor (b. 1898)
  • March 13Lucien Lévy-Bruhl, French sociologist and anthropologist (b. 1857)
  • March 19Lloyd L. Gaines, American civil rights activist
  • March 21Evald Aav, Estonian composer (b. 1900)
  • March 27Ferdinand von Quast, German general (b. 1850)
  • March 28
    • Francis Matthew John Baker, Australian politician (b. 1903)
    • Mario Lertora, Italian artistic gymnast in the 1924 Summer Olympics (b. 1897)

April

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Ghazi of Iraq

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Joseph Lyons

  • March 31Ioannis Tsangaridis, Greek general (b. 1887)
  • April 4
    • Ghazi of Iraq, King of Iraq (b. 1912)
    • Joaquín García Morato, Spanish fighter ace (b. 1904)
  • April 6Bennie Dickson, American bank robber (b. unknown)
  • April 7Joseph Lyons, 10th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1879)
  • April 25
    • John Foulds, British classical music composer (b. 1880)
    • Georges Ricard-Cordingley, French painter (b. 1873)

May

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Bautista Saavedra

  • May 1Bautista Saavedra, 29th President of Bolivia (b. 1870)
  • May 2Phillips Smalley, American actor and director (b. 1875)
  • May 3Wilhelm Groener, German general (b. 1867)
  • May 9Mary, Lady Heath, Irish aviator (b. 1896)
  • May 10James Parrott, American actor (b. 1898)
  • May 20Joseph Carr, 2nd president of the National Football League (b. 1880)
  • May 22Ernst Toller, German playwright and Communist politician (b. 1893)
  • May 23Witmer Stone, American ornithologist and botanist (b. 1866)
  • May 25Frank Watson Dyson, English astronomer (b. 1868)
  • May 27Alfred A. Cunningham, American aviator, the first United States Marine Corps aviator (b. 1882)
  • May 30Floyd Roberts, American race car driver (b. 1900)

June

  • June 4Tommy Ladnier, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1900)
  • June 6George Fawcett, American actor (b. 1860)
  • June 9Owen Moore, American actor (b. 1886)
  • June 16Chick Webb, American musician (b. 1905)
  • June 17Eugen Weidmann, German serial killer, last person publicly executed in France (b. 1908)
  • June 19Grace Abbott, American social worker and activist (b. 1878)
  • June 22Benjamin Tucker, American anarchist (b. 1854)
  • June 26Ford Madox Ford, English writer (b. 1873)
  • June 28Bobby Vernon, American actor (b. 1898)

July

  • July 7Deacon White, American baseball player and MLB Hall of Famer (b. 1847)
  • July 8Havelock Ellis, English sexologist (b. 1859)
  • July 11Stiliyan Kovachev, Bulgarian general (b. 1860)
  • July 14Alphonse Mucha, Czech painter and decorative artist (b. 1860)
  • July 16Bartholomeus Roodenburch, Dutch swimmer (b. 1866)
  • July 28Beryl Mercer, Spanish actress (b. 1882)

August

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Carlo Galimberti

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German Busch

  • August 2Harvey Spencer Lewis, American mystic (b. 1883)
  • August 10Carlo Galimberti, Italian Olympic weightlifter (b. 1894)
  • August 11Jean Bugatti, German automobile designer (b. 1909)
  • August 23
    • Sidney Howard, American writer (b. 1891)
    • Germán Busch, 41st and 43rd President of Bolivia (suicide) (b. 1904)
  • August 30Wilhelm Bölsche, German journalist and science writer (b. 1861)

September

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Sigmund Freud

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Carl Laemmle

  • September 6Arthur Rackham, British artist (b. 1867)
  • September 10Wilhelm Fritz von Roettig, German Waffen SS general, first general killed in action during World War II (b. 1888)
  • September 12Eliodoro Villazón, 2nd President of Bolivia (b. 1848)
  • September 16Józef Kustroń, Polish general (killed in action) (b. 1892)
  • September 18Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, Polish writer and painter (b. 1885)
  • September 22Werner von Fritsch, German general (killed in action) (b. 1880)
  • September 23Sigmund Freud, Austrian psychiatrist (b. 1856)
  • September 24
    • James P. Boyle, American politician (b. 1885)
    • Carl Laemmle, German film producer (b. 1867)

October

November

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James Naismith

December

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Douglas Fairbanks

  • December 3Princess Louise of the United Kingdom, second youngest daughter of Queen Victoria (b. 1848)
  • December 12Douglas Fairbanks, American actor (b. 1883)
  • December 16Juan Demóstenes Arosemena, 18th President of Panama (b. 1879)
  • December 19Reginald F. Nicholson, United States Navy admiral (b. 1852)
  • December 20Hans Langsdorff, German naval officer (suicide) (b. 1894)
  • December 22Ma Rainey, American blues singer (b. 1886)
  • December 23Anthony Fokker, Dutch-American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1890)
  • December 27
    • Rinaldo Cuneo, American artist ("the painter of San Francisco) (b. 1877)
    • Napoléon Turcot, Canadian politician (b. 1867)

Date unknown

  • Keeleri Kunhikannan, father of the Kerala Circus
  • Percy Douglas, chairman of the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE) Advisory Committee

Nobel Prizes

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