BORN TODAY: in Natmauk, in British Burma (now Myanmar) to lawyer U Pha and his wife Daw Suu – Bogyoke (General) Aung San, revolutionary, nationalist, founder of the modern Burmese army and of the Communist Party of Burma. Considered also to be the “father” of modern-day Burma [Wikipedia]. Father of Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize winner. Aung San was assassinated in 1947 in a military putsch, at the ege of 32.
A sculpture of Aung San will go on display this month in his home town of Natmauk, to commemorate his 100th birthday.
Crime and punishment: In Wellington, New Zealand, German internee Arthur Rottman is found guilty of murdering farmer Joseph McCann and his wife and baby son at their farm in Ruahine (“the Ruahine axe murders”), and is sentenced to death by hanging.