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1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1943rd year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 943rd year of the Anno Domini 2nd millennium, the 43rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1940s decade.
Below, the events of
World War II have the "WWII" prefix.
January 1 WWII: The Soviet Union announces that 22 German divisions have been encircled at Stalingrad, with 175,000 killed and 137,650 captured.
January 4 WWII: Greek-Polish athlete and saboteur Jerzy Iwanow-Szajnowicz is executed by the Germans at Kaisariani.
January 13 Anti- Nazi protests in Sofia result in 200 arrests and 36 executions.
January 14 24 WWII: Casablanca Conference: Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States; Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; and Generals Charles de Gaulle and Henri Giraud of the Free French forces meet secretly at the Anfa Hotel in Casablanca, Morocco, to plan the Allied European strategy for the next stage of the war.
January 15 - WWII: Guadalcanal Campaign Operation Ke: Japanese forces begin to withdraw from Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands.
January 16 Iraq declares war on the Axis powers.
January 21 WWII: Pan Am Flight 1104 Pan American Airways Martin M-130 flying boat crashes about 7 mi (11 km) southwest of Ukiah, California. All 10 passengers and 9 crew aboard are killed, including Admiral Robert H. English (at this time ). COMSUBPAC
January 27 WWII: 50 bombers mount the first all American air raid against Germany: Wilhelmshaven is the target.
January 29 30 WWII: Battle of Rennell Island The Imperial Japanese Navy resists the United States Navy's attempt to interrupt the withdrawal of Japanese forces from Guadalcanal, in the last major naval battle of the Guadalcanal Campaign.
January 29 31 WWII: Battle of Wau Australian forces, with United States support, resist a Japanese advance in the New Guinea campaign. January 30 WWII: German General Friedrich Paulus is promoted to the rank of Field Marshal and instructed to fight to the death in Stalingrad, while Karl Dönitz is promoted to Commander in Chief of the German Navy, replacing Erich Raeder. 
February 2 WWII: In Russia, the Battle of Stalingrad comes to an end, with the surrender of the German 6th Army.
February 3 WWII: The Four Chaplains of the U.S. Army are among those drowned when their ship, , is struck by a German Dorchester torpedo in the North Atlantic.
February 5 Lt. General Frank M. Andrews is selected to command the U.S. armies in Europe, while General Dwight D. Eisenhower is assigned command in North Africa. Andrews will serve only 3 months, before dying in an airplane crash.
February 6 WWII: RCN corvette HMCS is bombed and sunk off Louisburg Oran, Algeria by Italian aircraft.
February 7 WWII: North Atlantic convoy SC 118 is attacked by U-boats, who sink 8 ships. 
February 10 March 3 Mohandas Gandhi (under arrest by forces of the British Raj in Pune as a member of the Quit India Movement) keeps a hunger strike to protest his imprisonment.
February 14 WWII: Rostov-on-Don in Russia is liberated.
February 14 17 WWII: Battle of Sidi Bou Zid: In the Tunisia Campaign, German Panzer divisions commanded by Hans-Jürgen von Arnim are victorious over the United States Army.
February 16 WWII: The Soviet Union reconquers Kharkiv, but is later driven out in the Third Battle of Kharkiv.
February 19 24 WWII: Battle of Kasserine Pass: German General Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps and other Axis forces launch an offensive against Allied defenses in Tunisia; it is the United States' first major battle defeat of the war. On February 22, an Anglo-American force halts the German advance near Thala, forcing the Germans to retreat, US bombers harass the retreating Panzers.
February 21 WWII: North Atlantic convoy ON 166 is attacked by U-boats, who sink eleven ships. 
February 23 24 Cavan Orphanage Fire: 35 girls and a cook from St Joseph's Orphanage, an industrial school at Cavan, Ireland, are killed in a fire in their dormitories. A subsequent inquiry absolves the Poor Clares of blame. February 28 Operation Gunnerside: 6 Norwegians, led by Joachim Rønneberg, successfully attack the heavy water plant at Vemork.
March Exiled French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's self-illustrated children's novella, , is published in The Little Prince New York City, the all-time best-selling book originating in French.
March December History of computing hardware: British prototype Mark I Colossus computer is constructed (the world's first totally electronic programmable computing device) to assist in cryptanalysis of German signals at Bletchley Park. 
March 1 Heinz Guderian becomes Inspector-General of the Armoured Troops for the German Army.
March 1 2 WWII: Koriukivka massacre 6,700 inhabitants of Koriukivka are murdered in the Ukraine, by a German SS unit.
March 2 WWII: Battle of the Bismarck Sea United States and Australian forces sink Japanese convoy ships, then strafe survivors in the water.  
March 3 173 people are killed in a crush while trying to enter an air-raid shelter at Bethnal Green, London.
March 4 6 WWII: Battle of Fardykambos Greek partisans and armed civilians force the surrender of an Italian army battalion.
March 5 The Gloster Meteor, the first Allied jet fighter, makes its first flight, in England.
March 9 10 WWII: North Atlantic convoy SC 121 is attacked by U-boats sinking seven ships. 
March 9 ükrü Saracolu forms the new government of Turkey (14th government; ükrü Saracolu had served twice as a prime minister).
March 10 Banco Bradesco is founded in Marília, São Paulo, Brazil.
March 12 WWII: Italian occupation of Greece: The Italian occupying forces abandon the town of Karditsa to the partisans. On the same day, an Italian motorized column razes the village of Tsaritsani, burning 360 of its 600 houses and shooting 40 civilians.
March 13 The Holocaust: Nazi German forces liquidate the Jews of the Kraków Ghetto, in Occupied Poland.
March 14 WWII: British submarine HMS is sunk off Thunderbolt Sicily by an Italian corvette, the second time this vessel has been lost with all hands.  
March 15 WWII:
March 16 19 WWII: 22 ships from Convoys HX 229/SC 122 and one U-boat are sunk in the largest North Atlantic U-boat " wolfpack" attack of the war.
March 17 ( Saint Patrick's Day) Éamon de Valera, Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, makes the speech " The Ireland That We Dreamed Of", commonly called the "comely maidens" speech, in Dublin Castle.
March 22 WWII: Khatyn massacre The entire population of Khatyn, Belarus is burnt alive by German occupation forces.
March 23 The drugs Vicodin and Lortab are first produced in Germany.
March 26 WWII: Battle of the Komandorski Islands: In the Aleutian Islands, the battle begins when United States Navy forces intercept Japanese troops attempting to reinforce a garrison at Kiska.
March 27 WWII: British Royal Navy escort carrier HMS is destroyed by an accidental explosion in the Dasher (D37) Firth of Clyde, killing 379 of the crew of 528. March 28 In Italy a ship full of weapons and ammunition explodes in the port of Naples, killing 600.
May 6 WWII: Six U-boats are sunk, after sinking 12 ships from Convoy ONS 5, in the last major North Atlantic U-boat " wolfpack" attack of the war.
May 9 12 Japanese troops carry out the Changjiao massacre in Changjiao, Hunan, China.
May 11 WWII: American troops invade Attu in the Aleutian Islands, in an attempt to expel occupying Japanese forces.
May 12 The Third Washington Conference ("Trident") begins in Washington, D.C., with Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill taking part.
May 13 WWII: German Afrika Korps and Italian troops in North Africa surrender to Allied forces.
May 15 The Comintern is dissolved in Moscow.
May 16 17 WWII: Operation Chastise (the 'Dambuster Raid') takes place: No. 617 Squadron RAF use bouncing bombs to breach German dams in the Ruhr Valley.
May 16 Holocaust: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends. 13,000 Jews have been killed in the ghetto and almost all the remaining 50,000 residents are deported to Majdanek and Treblinka extermination camps.
May 17 WWII:
May 19 Winston Churchill addresses a joint session of the United States Congress.
May 23 WWII: The battleship USS is commissioned at New Jersey (BB-62) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
May 27 The port city of Maizuru is founded in Japan.
May 29 Norman Rockwell's illustration of ' Rosie the Riveter' first appears, on the cover of . The Saturday Evening Post May 30
June 1 BOAC Flight 777, a scheduled passenger flight, is shot down over the Bay of Biscay by German Junkers Ju 88s; all 17 persons aboard perish, including actor Leslie Howard.
June 4 A military coup d'état in Argentina ousts Ramón Castillo.
June 8 WWII: Japanese battleship is destroyed by an accidental magazine explosion, in Mutsu Hashirajima anchorage.
June 8 9 WWII: Battle of Porta: The Royal Italian Army is defeated by the Greek People's Liberation Army.
June 20 23 The Detroit race riot of 1943 in the United States kills 34 people (25 African Americans, 9 whites), wounds hundreds more and damages and destroys property worth millions. 
June 21 WWII: As part of Operation Animals, British Special Operations Executive saboteurs destroy the railway bridge over the Asopos River in " Operation Washing", and guerrillas of the Greek People's Liberation Army ambush and destroy a German convoy at the Battle of Sarantaporos. 
June 22 WWII: The U.S. Army 45th Infantry Division lands in North Africa, prior to training at Arzew, French Morocco.
June (late) The Holocaust: The last trainload of Jewish prisoners is moved from Beec extermination camp in Occupied Poland (for gassing at Sobibór), and for the remainder of the year the Nazis make efforts to obliterate the site.  
Wladyslaw Sikorski, Polish military and political leader of the Polish government in exile during World War 2
August 1 Operation Tidal Wave: 177 B-24 Liberator bombers from the U.S. Army Air Force bomb oil refineries at Ploieti, Romania.
August 2 WWII: John F. Kennedy's PT boat is run down by Japanese destroyer PT-109 . Amagiri
August 4 WWII: The aircraft carrier USS is launched at Intrepid (CV-11) Newport News, Virginia.
August 5 WWII:
August 6 WWII: Battle of Vella Gulf: Americans defeat a Japanese convoy off Kolombangara, as the U.S. Army drives the Japanese out of Munda airfield on New Georgia.
August 17 WWII:
August 21 1943 Australian federal election: John Curtin's Labor Government defeats the Country/ UAP Coalition, led by former Prime Minister Arthur Fadden. Labor achieves its greatest ever electoral result, including winning every seat (except one) outside of the eastern states. Notably, this election marked the first time that a woman has been elected to both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Fadden will step down from the Opposition leadership, handing it over to Robert Menzies, who will go on to dissolve the UAP and form the Liberal Party shortly after.
August 23 WWII: The Battle of Kursk ends, with a strategic defeat for the German forces.
August 24 Heinrich Himmler is named Reichsminister of the Interior in Germany.
August 26 WWII: Louis Mountbatten is named Supreme Allied Commander for Southeast Asia.
August 28 WWII: King Boris III of Bulgaria dies under suspicious circumstances; his 6-year-old son, Simeon II, ascends to the throne. August 29 WWII: Occupation of Denmark Germany dissolves the Danish government, after it refuses to deal with a wave of strikes and disturbances to the satisfaction of the German authorities.
September 3 WWII: Allied invasion of Italy
September 5 WWII: The 503rd Parachute Regiment (under American General Douglas MacArthur) lands and occupies Nadzab, just east of the port city of Lae, in northeastern Papua New Guinea.
September 7 Gulf Hotel fire: A fire at the Gulf Hotel in Houston, Texas kills 55.
September 9 Bertolt Brecht's play ( Life of Galileo German: Leben des Galilei) receives its first theatrical production, at the Schauspielhaus Zürich.
September 12 WWII: Gran Sasso raid German paratroopers rescue Mussolini from imprisonment, in Unternehmen Eiche ("Operation Oak").
September 16 WWII: Salerno Mutiny Soldiers of the British Army's X Corps refuse postings to new units.
September 17 WWII: Villefranche-de-Rouergue Mutiny A group of pro- Partisan soldiers, led by Ferid Dani and others within the 13th Waffen Mountain Division of the SS Handschar (1st Croatian), training in Occupied France, rise against Nazi German troops in the Division; the revolt is rapidly suppressed.
September 21 26 WWII: Massacre of the Acqui Division German soldiers of the 1st Mountain Division (Wehrmacht) kill over 5,100 Italian military internees resisting disarmament on the Greek island of Cephalonia.
September 22 October 2 WWII: Landing at Scarlet Beach on the Huon Peninsula of New Guinea by Allied forces, the first time Australian troops have made an opposed amphibious landing since the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915.
September 23 WWII: The Italian Social Republic ("Republic of Salò") is founded in northern Italy as a puppet state of Nazi Germany.
September 25 WWII: The Russian city of Smolensk is liberated by Soviet forces as part of the successful Smolensk operation against German defenders. September 27 WWII: Four days of Naples begins: a popular uprising drives German occupying forces from the city.
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November 1 WWII: Operation Goodtime: United States Marines land on Bougainville Island in the Solomon Islands.
November 2 WWII:
November 3 4 The Holocaust: ("Operation Harvest Festival") The largest single day massacre of Jews in the entire war takes place when over 43,000 Jews are shot-gunned to death by the Aktion Erntefest SS, the and the " Ordnungspolizei Trawniki men" (Ukrainian collaborators) in formations at the Sonderdienst Majdanek, Trawniki and Poniatowa concentration camps in the General Government territory of occupied Poland.
November 5 WWII: First Bombing of the Vatican Four bombs are dropped on the neutral Vatican City; the aircraft responsible is never certainly identified.
November 6 WWII: The Ukrainian capital of Kiev is liberated by Soviet forces from its German occupiers as part of the Battle of Kiev.
November 9 An agreement for the foundation of the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration is signed by 44 countries in the White House, Washington, D.C.
November 10 The Lübeck martyrs, four men of religion, are executed for supposedly treasonable views.
November 14 Leonard Bernstein, substituting at the last minute for ailing principal conductor Bruno Walter, directs the New York Philharmonic in its regular Sunday afternoon broadcast concert, over CBS Radio. The event receives front-page coverage in the following day. The New York Times
November 15 Porajmos: German SS leader Heinrich Himmler orders that Gypsies be put "on the same level as Jews and placed in Nazi concentration camps."
November 16 WWII:
November 18 WWII: Battle of Berlin The British Royal Air Force opens its bombing campaign against Berlin with 440 planes, causing only light damage and killing 131. The RAF loses 9 aircraft and 53 aviators.
November 19 The Holocaust: Inmates of Janowska concentration camp, near Lwów (at this time in German-occupied Poland), stage a failed uprising, after which the SS liquidates the camp, resulting in at least 6,000 deaths.
November 20 WWII: Battle of Tarawa: United States Marines land on Tarawa and Makin atolls in the Gilbert Islands ( Kiribati from 1979) and take heavy fire from Japanese shore guns.
November 22 26 WWII: Cairo Conference ("Sextant") President of the United States Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Winston Churchill and Chairman of the National Government of China Chiang Kai-shek meet at Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan in the Pacific War.
November 22 Lebanon gains independence, upon the ending of the French Mandate.
November 23 The Deutsches Opernhaus on Bismarckstraße, in the Berlin district of Charlottenburg, is destroyed in an air raid (it is reopened in 1961, as the Deutsche Oper Berlin).
November 25 WWII: Americans and Japanese fight the naval Battle of Cape St. George, between Buka and New Ireland.
November 26 WWII: British troopship HMT is sunk off the north African coast by a Rohna Luftwaffe Henschel Hs 293 radio controlled glide bomb, killing 1,015.  
November 27 The 1943 TosyaLadik earthquake in Turkey kills thousands. 
November 28 WWII: Tehran Conference: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin meet in Tehran, to discuss war strategy. On November 30, they establish an agreement concerning a planned June 1944 invasion of Europe, codenamed Operation Overlord. November 29 The second session of AVNOJ, the Anti-Fascist Council of National Liberation of Yugoslavia, is held in Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina, to determine the post-war ordering of the country.
December 2 WWII: Bari chemical warfare disaster: A surprise Luftwaffe air raid on Bari, Italy sinks 28 Allied ships in the harbor, including the American Liberty ship SS , releasing its secret cargo of John Harvey mustard gas bombs, inflating the number of casualties. 
December 7 Chiara Lubich starts the humanitarian Focolare Movement in Trento, Italy.
December 13 WWII: Massacre of Kalavryta The occupying 117th Jäger Division (Wehrmacht) machine-guns all adult males from Kalavryta, Greece, subsequently burning the town.
December 15 WWII: American and Australian forces begin the Battle of Arawe as a diversion before a larger landing at Cape Gloucester on New Britain, in Papua New Guinea.
December 20 A military coup is staged in Bolivia.
December 20 28 WWII: Italian Campaign Battle of Ortona: Canadian infantry defeat elite German paratroops.
December 24 WWII: U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes Supreme Allied Commander Europe. He establishes the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force in London.
December 26 WWII: Battle of the North Cape German battleship is torpedoed and sunk in a night action north of the Arctic Circle by British battleship Scharnhorst HMS and her escorts with the loss of all but 36 of the German crew of 1,943 (including Admiral Duke of York Erich Bey);  this is the war's last action between big-gun  capital ships of Britain and Germany.
December 30 Subhas Chandra Bose sets up a pro-Japanese Indian government at Port Blair, India. December 31 - The Times Square Ball in Times Square, New York City isn't dropped a second time. Instead, there was a moment of silence at midnight, followed by the sound of bells playing from sound trucks at the base of One Times Square.
January 1 Jimmy Hart, American wrestling manager
January 2 Bar Manço, Turkish singer, television personality (d. 1999)
January 4 Doris Kearns Goodwin, American writer 
January 5 James Goldstein, LA businessman, NBA basketball aficionado
January 6 Terry Venables, English footballer and manager
January 7 Sadako Sasaki, Japanese atomic bomb sickness victim (d. 1955)
January 9 Scott Walker, American-born singer, composer and record producer (d. 2019) 
January 10 Jim Croce, American surburbia musician (d. 1973) 
January 26 Soad Hosny, Egyptian actress (d. 2001)
February 2 Erkan Geni, Turkish artist
February 4 Alberto João Jardim, Portuguese politician
February 7 Gareth Hunt, English actor (d. 2007)
February 8 Creed Bratton, American actor, musician
February 10 Walter B. Jones Jr., American politician (d. 2019)
February 11 Mohammad Rafiquzzaman, Bangladeshi lyricist
February 12 Wacaw Kisielewski, Polish pianist (d. 1986)
February 14 Maceo Parker, American musician ( James Brown, P-Funk)
February 15 Elke Heidenreich, German author, TV presenter and journalist
February 18 Graeme Garden, Scottish writer, comedian and actor
February 23 Fred Biletnikoff, American football player, coach
February 24 Hristo Prodanov, Bulgarian mountaineer
February 27 Morten Lauridsen, American composer February 28 Donnie Iris, American rock singer, guitarist ( The Jaggerz, Wild Cherry, Donnie Iris and the Cruisers)
April 2 Caterina Bueno, Italian singer (d. 2007)
April 4 – Isabel-Clara Simó, Spanish journalist and writer (d. 2020)
April 6 Susan Tolsky, American actress and voice actress
April 11 Harley Race, American professional wrestler, promoter and trainer (d. 2019)
April 13 Doreen Tracey, British-born American actress (d. 2018)
April 16 Petro Tyschtschenko, German businessman
April 17 Bobby Curtola, Canadian singer (d. 2016)
April 19 Claus Theo Gärtner, German actor
April 20 John Eliot Gardiner, English conductor
April 21 Napsiah Omar, Malaysian educator, politician (d. 2018)
April 24 Richard Sterban, American singer ( ) The Oak Ridge Boys
April 26 Gary Wright, American singer, songwriter, musician and composer
April 28 John O. Creighton, American astronaut
April 29 Sir Ian Kershaw, English historian April 30
May 2 – Mustafa Nadarevi, Yugoslav and Bosnian actor and comedian (d. 2020)
May 3 Jim Risch, American politician
May 5 Michael Palin, English comedian, actor, and television presenter ( ) Monty Python's Flying Circus
May 6 Grange Calveley, British writer, artist (d. 2021)
May 7 Orlando Ramírez, Chilean footballer (d. 2018)
May 8 Danny Whitten, American musician (d. 1972)
May 10 Richard Darman, American federal government official, businessman (d. 2008)
May 13 Kurt Trampedach, Danish artist (d. 2013)
May 16 Dan Coats, American politician and diplomat
May 20 Imata Kabua, Marshallese politician, 2nd President of the Marshall Islands (d. 2019)
May 22 Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist, co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 2020)
May 24 Gary Burghoff, American actor ( ) M*A*S*H
May 25 Jessi Colter, American singer, composer
May 26 Erica Terpstra, Dutch swimmer, politician and president of the Dutch Olympic Committee
May 29 Ion Ciubuc, Moldovan politician (d. 2018)
May 30 James Chaney, African-American civil rights worker (d. 1964) May 31
June 2 Ilayaraaja, Indian composer
June 4 Joyce Meyer, Christian author, speaker
June 6 Richard Smalley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2005)
June 11 Henry Hill, American gangster (d. 2012)
June 13 Malcolm McDowell, English actor
June 14 Jim Sensenbrenner, American politician
June 21 Marika Green, French-Swedish actress
June 27 Rico Petrocelli, American baseball player
July 15 Jocelyn Bell Burnell, British astrophysicist
July 16 Reinaldo Arenas, Cuban writer (d. 1990)
July 18 Jerry Chambers, American basketball player
July 22 Kay Bailey Hutchison, American attorney, television correspondent, politician and diplomat
July 24 - John Bryson, American businessman and Former 37th US Secretary of Commerce (201112)
July 25 Erika Steinbach, German politician
July 26 Mick Jagger, English rock singer ( ) The Rolling Stones
July 29 Bob Brunning, British musician (d. 2011) July 30 Giovanni Goria, Prime Minister of Italy (d. 1994)
August 2 Max Wright, American actor (d. 2019)
August 5 Nelson Briles, American baseball player (d. 2005)
August 6 Jim Hardin, American baseball pitcher ( Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves) (d. 1991)
August 8 Luc Rosenzweig, French journalist (d. 2018)
August 9 Ken Norton, African-American boxer, actor (d. 2013)
August 13 Roberto Micheletti, President of Honduras
August 15 Glória Maria, Brazilian journalist, reporter and television host
August 19 Edwin Hawkins, African-American gospel musician, pianist (d. 2018)
August 20 Sylvester McCoy, Scottish actor 
August 22 Nahas Angula, Prime Minister of Namibia
August 23 Pino Presti, Italian bassist, arranger, composer, conductor, record producer
August 27 Tuesday Weld, American actress
August 29 Arthur B. McDonald, Canadian astrophysicist, Nobel Prize laureate
August 31 Leonid Ivashov, Russian general
September 5 Dulce Saguisag, Filipino politician, former DSWD Secretary (d. 2007)
September 7 Lena Valaitis, Lithuanian-German Schlager singer
September 9 Art LaFleur, American actor (d. 2021)
September 13 Mildred D. Taylor, American writer
September 18 Nina Wayne, American actress
September 19 Joe Morgan, American baseball player (d. 2020)
September 20 Sani Abacha, Nigerian Army officer and dictator (d. 1998)
September 22 Toni Basil, American musician, video artist (" Mickey")
September 28 J. T. Walsh, American actor (d. 1998)
October 3 Jeff Bingaman, American politician
October 4 Buddy Roemer, American politician, investor and banker (d. 2021)
October 6 Michael Durrell, American actor
October 7 Oliver North, American military officer, military historian, political commentator, author and television host
October 15 Penny Marshall, American actress, director and producer (d. 2018)
October 22 Catherine Deneuve, French actress
October 25 Roy Lynes, English keyboardist
October 27 Carmen Argenziano, American actor (d. 2019)
October 28 Cornelia Froboess, German actress October 29 Don Simpson, American film producer, screenwriter and actor (d. 1996)
November 1 Jacques Attali, French economist
November 3 Bert Jansch, Scottish folk musician (d. 2011)
November 8 Martin Peters, English footballer (d. 2019)
November 11 Doug Frost, Australian swimming coach
November 12 Wallace Shawn, American actor
November 17 Lauren Hutton, American actress, model
November 19 Aurelio Monteagudo, Cuban Major League Baseball player (d. 1990)
November 21 Larry Mahan, American rodeo cowboy
November 23 Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of the Congo
November 25 Dante Caputo, Argentine diplomat, politician (d. 2018)
November 26 Marilynne Robinson, American writer
November 28 Randy Newman, American musician November 30 Terrence Malick, American film director
December 11 John Kerry, American politician, 68th U.S. Secretary of State
December 15 Lucien den Arend, Dutch sculptor
December 16 Steven Bochco, American television producer (d. 2018)
December 18 Keith Richards, English rock guitarist, songwriter ( ) The Rolling Stones
December 20 Jacqueline Pearce, English screen actress (d. 2018)
December 21 Jack Nance, American actor (d. 1996)
December 22 Paul Wolfowitz, American political scientist
December 25 Hanna Schygulla, German actress
December 27 Sam Hinds, 3-Time Prime Minister of Guyana
January 3 Bid McPhee, American baseball player, MLB Hall of Famer (b. 1859)
January 5 George Washington Carver, African-American botanist (b. c. 1864)
January 8 Richard Hillary, Australian-born British Battle of Britain Spitfire pilot, author (killed on active service in aviation accident) (b. 1919)
January 9 R. G. Collingwood, English philosopher, historian and archaeologist (b. 1889)
January 10 Lewis Hall, American soldier (killed on active service) (b. 1895)
January 11 Agustín Pedro Justo, Argentinian military officer, diplomat and politician, 23rd President of Argentina (b. 1876)
January 12 Jan Campert, Dutch journalist, writer (in Neuengamme concentration camp) (b. 1902)
January 14 Laura E. Richards, American author (b. 1850)
January 15 Eric Knight, American author (b. 1897)
January 16 Sir William Arbuthnot Lane, 1st Baronet, British surgeon (b. 1856)
January 18 Urban Jacob Rasmus Børresen, Norwegian admiral and industry leader (b. 1857)
January 19 William Pettigrew, British Christian missionary (b. 1869)
January 22 Gyula Peidl, 23rd Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1873)
January 23 Alexander Woollcott, American critic (b. 1887)
February 1 Foy Draper, American Olympic athlete (killed in action) (b. 1911)
February 11 Bess Houdini, American wife of Harry Houdini (b. 1876)
February 14 David Hilbert, German mathematician (b. 1862)
February 15 Charles Bennett, American actor (b. 1889)
February 16 Paul Ranous Greever, American politician (b. 1891)
February 18 Sir Reginald Pinney, British army general (b. 1863)
February 19 Jan Piekakiewicz, Polish economist, statistician and politician (b. 1892)
February 26 Theodor Eicke, German Nazi official (killed in action) (b. 1892) February 27 Maria Josefa Karolina Brader, Swiss Roman Catholic religious professed and blessed (b. 1860)
March 1 Alexandre Yersin, Swiss-French physician and bacteriologist (b. 1863)
March 2 Gisela Januszewska, Austrian physician (in Theresienstadt concentration camp) (b. 1867)
March 3 Rafael López Nussa, Puerto Rican physician (b. 1885)
March 6 Jimmy Collins, American baseball player, MLB Hall of Famer (b. 1870)
March 9 Otto Freundlich, German painter, sculptor (killed in Majdanek concentration camp) (b. 1878)
March 13 Jaap Nunes Vaz, Dutch journalist, writer and editor (killed in Sobibór extermination camp) (b. 1906)
March 19 Frank Nitti, Italian-born American gangster (suicide) (b. 1886)
March 22 Hans Woellke, German Olympic athlete (killed by partisans) (b. 1911)
March 23 Mervyn Herbert, Viscount Clive, British peer, army officer (killed on active service in aviation accident) (b. 1904)
March 27 George Monckton-Arundell, 8th Viscount Galway, British politician, 5th Governor-General of New Zealand (b. 1882)
March 30 Maria Restituta Kafka, German Roman Catholic religious sister and blessed (executed) (b. 1894) March 31 Pavel Milyukov, exiled Russian politician, founder and leader of the Constitutional Democratic Party (b. 1859)
April 1 Vahida Maglajli, Yugoslav partisan, national hero (killed in combat) (b. 1907)
April 3 Conrad Veidt, German actor (b. 1893)
April 5 W. G. Howard Gritten, British barrister, writer and conservative politician (b. 1870)
April 6 Alexandre Millerand, French politician, 41st Prime Minister of France and 11th President of France (b. 1859)
April 7 Auguste Audollent, French historian, archaeologist (b. 1864)
April 9 Philip Slier, Dutch Jewish typesetter (in Sobibór extermination camp) (b. 1923)
April 11 Kim Myeong-sik, Korean independence activist (b. 1890)
April 13 Oskar Schlemmer, German painter, sculptor, designer and choreographer (b. 1888)
April 16 Carlos Arniches, Spanish playwright (b. 1866)
April 18 Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese admiral (b. 1884)
April 21 Rihard Jakopi, Yugoslav painter (b. 1869)
May 1 Johan Oscar Smith, Norwegian Christian leader, founder of Brunstad Christian Church (b. 1871)
May 3 Frank Maxwell Andrews, American general (plane crash) (b. 1884)
May 7 Fethi Okyar, Turkish diplomat, politician and 2nd Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1880)
May 8 Miroslav alom Freiberger, Yugoslav rabbi, writer and spiritual leader (killed at Auschwitz concentration camp) (b. 1903)
May 15 Horst Hannig, German Luftwaffe fighter ace (b. 1921)
May 19 Kristjan Raud, Soviet painter, drawer (b. 1865)
May 20 John Stone Stone, American physicist, inventor (b. 1869)
May 22 Helen Taft, First Lady of the United States (b. 1861)
May 24 Johannes Orasmaa, Estonian army general (in labour camp) (b. 1890)
May 25 Ali Rikabi, 1st Prime Minister of Syria, 2-time Prime Minister of Jordan (b. 1864)
May 26 Edsel Ford, American businessman, president of Ford Motor Company (b. 1893)
May 27 Gordon Coates, 21st Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1878)
May 29 Yasuyo Yamasaki, Imperial Japanese Army officer (killed in action) (b. 1891) May 31
July 2 Alice Mary Dowd, American educator and poet (b. 1855)
Jean Moulin, French resistance fighter (injuries from suicide attempt in custody) (b. 1899) Sir Harry Oakes, American-born British gold mine owner (murdered) (b. 1874)
July 11 Eugen Lovinescu, Romanian critic, academic and novelist (b. 1881)
July 14 Mariya Borovichenko, Soviet medical officer (killed in action) (b. 1925)
July 16 Saul Raphael Landau, Polish Jewish lawyer, journalist, publicist and Zionist activist (b. 1870)
July 23 – Mario Nicolis di Robilant, Italian general (b. 1855)
July 26 Luis Barros Borgoño, Chilean politician (b. 1858)
July 28 Charles Granval, French actor (b. 1882)
July 29 William Ewart Hart, Australian aviator, dentist (b. 1885)
July 30 Max Eitingon, Belarusian-German medical doctor and psychoanalyst (b. 1881) July 31
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Lin Sen, Chinese chairman of the National Government of China (b. 1868)
August 12 Bobby Peel, English cricketer (b. 1857)
August 14 Joe Kelley, American baseball player, MLB Hall of Famer (b. 1871)
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August 21 Henrik Pontoppidan, Danish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1857)
August 22 Virgilio Dávila, Puerto Rican poet, educator, businessman and politician (b. 1869)
August 26 Ted Ray, British golfer (b. 1877)
August 28 King Boris III of Bulgaria (b. 1894)
August 29 Baba Nand Singh ji, Punjabi Sikh religious leader, saint (b. 1870) August 31 Gustav Bachmann, German naval officer, admiral (b. 1860)
October 4 Irena Iakowicz, Polish general (murdered) (b. 1906)
October 5 Leon Roppolo, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1902)
October 6 Ignaz Trebitsch-Lincoln, Hungarian adventurer (b. 1879)
October 7 Prince Christoph of Hesse (aviation accident) (b. 1901)
October 9 Pieter Zeeman, Dutch physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
October 12 Max Wertheimer, Austro-Hungarian psychologist (b. 1880)
October 15 William Penhallow Henderson, American painter, architect and furniture designer (b. 1877)
October 18 Margaret Bartholomew, American Civil Air Patrol officer (aviation accident on mission) (b. 1903)
October 19 Camille Claudel, French sculptor (b. 1864)
October 21 Sir Dudley Pound, British admiral (b. 1877)
October 22 Sir Reginald Hall, British admiral (b. 1870)
October 24 Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, Canadian poet, lawyer (b. 1912)
October 26 Joseph E. Widener, American art collector and philanthropist (b. 1871) 
October 28 Sir Aurel Stein, Hungarian-born British archaeologist (b. 1862) October 30 Max Reinhardt, Austrian director (b. 1873)
November 7 Dwight Frye, American character actor (b. 1899)
November 9 Grand Duke Boris Vladimirovich of Russia (b. 1877)
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November 14 Gurie Grosu, Romanian Orthodox priest and metropolitan (b. 1877)
November 19 Baruch Lopes Leão de Laguna, Dutch painter (b. 1864)
November 23 Charles Ray, American actor (b. 1891)
November 25 Renato Cialente, Italian film actor (b. 1897)
November 28 Aleksander Hellat, Soviet politician (b. 1881) November 29 Zsolt Harsányi, Hungarian author, dramatist, translator and writer (b. 1887)
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December 6 G. O. Smith, English sportsman (b. 1872)
December 7 Hamilton Lamb, Australian politician, soldier (in Japanese POW camp) (b. 1900)
December 8 Donald Mackintosh, British clergyman, Roman Catholic bishop and reverend (b. 1876)
December 10 Charles Belcher, American film actor (b. 1872)
December 13 Erich Garske, German political activist (executed) (b. 1907)
December 14 John Harvey Kellogg, American physician, nutritionist (b. 1852)
December 15 Fats Waller, African-American jazz pianist (pneumonia) (b. 1904)
December 18 Hector Gray, British Royal Air Force officer (executed in Japanese Prisoner of War camp) (b. 1911)
December 20 Edward L. Beach Sr., American naval officer, author (b. 1867)
December 22 Beatrix Potter, British children's author, illustrator (b. 1866)
December 23 Sir Frederic Fisher, British admiral (b. 1851)
December 25 William Irving, German-born American film actor (b. 1893)
December 26 Erich Bey, German admiral (killed in action) (b. 1898)
December 30 Hobart Bosworth, American film actor, director, writer and producer (b. 1867)
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