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Birthdate of Jimmy Webb, American singer-songwriter and pianist.
Birthdate of Gerty Cori, Czech-American biochemist and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957); Catherine Doherty, Russian-Canadian activist, founded the Madonna House Apostolate (d. 1985); and Paul Outerbridge, American photographer and educator (d. 1958).
Birthdate of August Kowalczyk, Polish actor and director (d. 2012).
Birthdate of Rita Shane, American soprano and educator (d. 2014).
Death of Grazia Deledda, Italian novelist and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1871).
Corporal Josef Jakobs is executed by firing squad at the Tower of London at 07:12, making him the last person to be executed at the Tower for espionage..
Birthdate of Jim Brothers, American sculptor (d. 2013); and Don Rich, American country musician (The Buckaroos) (d. 1974).
World War II: Operation Pedestal: The SS Ohio reaches the island of Malta barely afloat carrying vital fuel supplies for the island's defenses..
Birthdate of Pete York, English rock drummer.
Death of Mahadev Desai, Indian activist and author (b. 1892).
World War II: Battle of Trahili: Superior German forces surround Cretan partisans, who manage to escape against all odds..
Birthdate of Eileen Bell, Northern Irish civil servant and politician, 2nd Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
World War II: Operation Dragoon: Allied forces land in southern France..
Birthdate of Dimitris Sioufas, Greek lawyer and politician, Greek Minister of Health.
Jewel Voice Broadcast by the Emperor Showa following effective surrender of Japan in the World War II, Korea gains Independence from the Empire of Japan..
Birthdate of Khaleda Zia, Bangladeshi politician, 9th Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
Death of Korechika Anami, Japanese general and politician, 54th Japanese Minister of the Army (b. 1887); and Fred Hockley, English lieutenant and pilot (b. 1923).
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