Died. Philip Furneaux Jordan, 48, press adviser to Britain's Prime Minister Attlee, longtime journalist who built a solid reputation as a correspondent during the Spanish Civil War, on which he based his bestselling novel, There Is No Return; of a heart attack; in London.
Died. Tomás Confesor, 60, Filipino statesman and anti-Japanese guerrilla leader; of a heart attack; in Manila. After working his way through the University of California and the University of Chicago, he returned to the Philippines, gave up a brief teaching career to enter politics, in 1937 was elected governor of Iloilo. When the Japanese came he rejected collaboration feelers, declared himself governor of all Panay, sent word to the invaders: "I will not surrender as long as I stand on my feet." When MacArthur returned, he was still standing.
Died. Serge Koussevitzky, 76, Russian bass-fiddle virtuoso turned conductor, who made the Boston Symphony one of the world's best, became the guiding light of the famed Tanglewood Music Festival; of a cerebral hemorrhage; in Boston (see Music).
Died. Stephen Bonsal, 86, author, diplomat, and in his time, one of the world's top foreign correspondents; after long illness; in Washington, D.C. At 20, he was in the Balkans covering the war between Bulgaria and Serbia for the New York Herald, from then on made the world his beat. Between 1889 and 1911, he chronicled wars and skirmishes in Morocco, Macedonia, Manchuria, Cuba, the Philippines, Venezuela, Russia (the 1907 revolution), Mexico. As a lieutenant colonel, Bonsal served as President Wilson's interpreter at Versailles, won a Pulitzer Prize in 1944 for Unfinished Business, his incisive footnotes to the 1919 Peace Conference.
Died. Titus Kammerer, 86, Swiss shoemaker who unwittingly harbored one of history's most famous exiles; after long illness; in Zurich. During the years 1916-17, he rented two rooms to a quiet, stay-at-home tenant who always promptly paid the rent. The tenant: Nikolai Lenin.