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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 550

Jan 1st - 26th Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #2 Tennessee, 14-0
Jan 1st - 6th Sugar Bowl: #1 Texas A&M beats #5 Tulane, 14-13
Jan 1st - 6th Orange Bowl: #16 Georgia Tech beats #6 Missouri, 21-7
Jan 3rd - WPG-AM in Atlantic City NJ consolidates with WBIL & WOV as "new" WOV
Jan 5th - FCC hears 1st transmission of FM radio with clear, static-free signal
Jan 5th - Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia
Jan 6th - Mass execution of Poles, committed by Germans in the city of Poznań, Warthegau.
Jan 8th - Britain's 1st WW II rationing (bacon, butter & sugar)
Jan 9th - 2 German officers make emergency landing in Belgium
Jan 9th - J Thurber & E Nugent's "Male Animal" premieres in NYC
Jan 11th - Sergei Prokofiev's ballet "Romeo & Juliet" premieres in Leningrad
Jan 12th - World War II: Soviets bombs cities in Finland.
Jan 14th - Commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers
Jan 14th - NFL Pro Bowl: Green Bay beats NFL All-Stars 16-7
Jan 15th - German U-Boot torpedoes Dutch merchant ship Arendskerk (Eagle's Church)
Jan 21st - Foreign correspondents in Netherlands subjected to censorship
Jan 22nd - 1st radio broadcast of "Road to Happiness" on CBS
Jan 23rd - Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish government in exile
Jan 25th - Nazi decrees establishment of Jewish ghetto in Lodz Poland
Jan 26th - Nazis forbid Polish Jews to travel on trains
Jan 27th - -17°F (-27°C), CCC Camp F-16, Georgia (state record)
Jan 29th - 33rd Women's Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne beats Thelma Coyne (5-7, 6-4, 6-0)
Jan 29th - 33rd Men's Australian Championships: Adrian Quist beats Jack Crawford (6-3, 6-1, 6-2)
Jan 30th - Benjamin Britten's "Lesson Illuminations" premieres in London
Jan 30th - Cor Jongert wins 6th Dutch 11 Cities Skating Race
Jan 30th - Hassett's second 122 of the game for Vic can't stop a NSW win
Jan 31st - 40 U-boats sunk this month (111,000 ton)
Jan 31st - C Turney & J Horwin's "My Dear Children" premieres in NYC
Feb 1st - Russia begins new offensive against Finland
Feb 1st - NBC performs the first inter-city television broadcast from its station in New York City to another in Schenectady, New York by General Electric relay antennas.
Singer/Actor Frank SinatraSinger/Actor Frank Sinatra Feb 2nd - Frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indianapolis (Tommy Dorsey Orch)
Feb 5th - Gen Winckelman replaces Gen Reijnders as Dutch supreme commander
Feb 5th - Glenn Miller & his Orchestra record "Tuxedo Junction"
Feb 7th - British railways nationalized
Feb 7th - Walt Disney's 2nd feature-length movie, "Pinocchio", premieres (NYC)
Feb 8th - Lewis & Hamilton's musical "Two for the Show" premieres in NYC
Feb 8th - Lodtz, 1st large ghetto established by Nazis in Poland
Feb 9th - Joe Louis beats Arturo Godoy in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
Feb 10th - "In The Mood" by Glenn Miller hits #1
Feb 10th - Tom & Jerry created by Hanna & Barbera debut by MGM
Feb 10th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Joan Tozzer
Feb 10th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Eugene Turner
Feb 13th - Bradman scores 209* in 161 minutes for South Aust at the WACA
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman Feb 14th - British merchant vessel fleet is armed
Feb 16th - British search plane finds German supply ship Altmark, used to accommodate aliied sailors from vessles sunk by the Graf Spee, off Norway
Feb 17th - Bradman scores 135 in a non-Shield match for SA v West Australia
Feb 17th - Crew of the British destroyer Cossack board German Altmark in Jøssingfjord, Norway, and realised 299 British prisoners after hand-to-hand fighting with bayonets and the last recorded Royal Naval action with cutlass.
Feb 20th - Larry Clinton & his Orchestra record "Limehouse Blues"
Feb 22nd - Finnish troops vacate Koivisto island
Feb 22nd - German air force sinks 2 German destroyers, killing 578
Feb 23rd - Russian troops conquer Lasi Island
Feb 23rd - Walt Disney's animated movie "Pinocchio" released
Feb 24th - Frances Langford records "When You Wish Upon a Star"
Feb 25th - 1st televised (W2XBS, NYC) hockey game (Rangers vs Canadians)
Feb 26th - US Air Defense Command forms at Mitchel Field, LI, NY
Feb 27th - Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben discover carbon-14
Feb 28th - 1st televised basketball game (U of Pitts beats Fordham U, 50-37)
Feb 28th - Richard Wright's "Native Son" published
Feb 28th - US population at 131,669,275 (12,865,518 blacks (9.8%))
Feb 29th - 45 U boats sunk this month (170,000 ton)
Feb 29th - Frederic from G & S "Pirates of Penzance" finally released by pirate
Feb 29th - "Gone with the Wind," wins 8 Oscars
Feb 29th - Hattie McDaniel becomes 1st black woman to win an Oscar
Feb 29th - 12th Academy Awards - "Gone with the Wind," Robert Donat & Vivien Leigh win
Feb 29th - Finland initiates Winter War peace negotiations
Mar 1st - Richard Wright's novel "Native Son" is published
Mar 2nd - 1st intercollegiate track meet telecast, Madison Square Garden, NYC
Mar 2nd - Soviet armies conquer Tuppura Island Finland
Mar 3rd - Artie Shaw records "Frenesi" on RCA Victor label
Mar 6th - 1st US telecast from an airplane, NYC
Mar 7th - Mont Canadiens lose record tying NHL 15th straight game at home
Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko NagurskiHall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski Mar 7th - Ray Steele beats B Nagurski in St Louis, to become wrestling champ
Mar 10th - 1st US opera telecast, W2XBS, NYC, I Pagliacci
Mar 12th - Finland surrenders to Russia during WW II, gives Karelische Isthmus
Mar 13th - Finland-Russian cease fire signed, the Winter War ends. Finland gives up Karelische
Mar 14th - 27 killed, 15 injured when truck full of migrant workers collides with a train outside McAllen, Texas
Mar 15th - Hermann Goering says 100-200 church bells enough for Germany, smelt the rest
Mar 16th - German air raid on British fleet base Scapa Flow
Mar 18th - Benito Mussolini joins Hitler in Germany's war against France & Britain
Mar 19th - Failed British air raid on German base at Sylt
Mar 19th - French government of Daladier falls
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini Mar 20th - Paul Reynoud becomes French premier
Mar 23rd - 1st radio broadcast of "Truth or Consequences" on CBS
Mar 23rd - All-India-Muslim League calls for a Muslim homeland
Mar 23rd - The Lahore Resolution (Qarardad-e-Pakistan or the then Qarardad-e-Lahore) is put forward at the Annual General Convention of the All India Muslim League.
Mar 26th - Ernest Hemingway & Benjamin Glazer premiere in NYC
Mar 27th - "Rebecca" based on the book by Daphne du Maurier, directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 1941)
Mar 28th - Construction begins of the exhibition center to host the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair.
Mar 29th - Joe Louis KOs Johnny Paycheck in 2 to retain heavyweight boxing title
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe LouisBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis Mar 30th - 2nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Indiana U beats Kansas 60-42
Mar 31st - Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes 12th Soviet republic (until 1956)
Apr 1st - Filipino President Quezon officially authorizes the printing and publication of the grammar and dictionary prepared by the Institute of the National Language.
Apr 4th - R Rodgers/Lorenz Hart's "Higher & Higher" premieres in NYC
Apr 5th - 99th Grand National: Sgt. Mervyn A. Jones aboard Bogskar wins
Apr 7th - 1st black to appear on US stamp (Booker T. Washington)
Apr 7th - 7th Masters Golf Tournament: Jimmy Demaret wins, shooting a 280
Apr 8th - German battle cruisers sink British aircraft carrier Glorious
Apr 9th - German cruiser Blucher torpedoed and capsizes in Oslofjord, 1,000 die
Apr 9th - Germany invades Norway & Denmark during WW II (Denmark surrenders)
Apr 10th - Vidkun Quisling forms Norwegian "national government"

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 727

Jan 1st - Jack Kiefer, Columbia PA, PGA golfer (1994 Ralphs Senior Classic)
Jan 1st - Laszlo Sary, composer
Jan 1st - Richard Henry Orton, composer
Jan 2nd - S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician
Jan 3rd - Thelma Schoonmaker, actress/editor (Casino, Cape Fear, Good Fellas)
Jan 4th - Anthony Skooter Teague, Texas, actor (How to Succeed in Business)
Jan 4th - Brian Josephson, British physicist (Nobel 1973)
Jan 4th - Helmut Jahn, German architect
Jan 4th - Gao Xingjian, Chinese-born French novelist and dramatist, Nobel laureate
Jan 5th - Dany Saval, actress (Boeing Boeing, Moon Pilot), born in Oakland, California
Jan 5th - Michael O'Donoghue, Sauquoit, New York, American writer and performer (Saturday Night Live, Scrooged)
Jan 5th - Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician
Jan 5th - Athol Guy, Australian singer, member of The Seekers
Jan 5th - General Sir Michael Rose, UK military officer, prominent in Bosnia
Jan 6th - Ed Zschau, (Rep-R-CA, 1983- )
Jan 6th - Van McCoy, American musician (d. 1979)
Jan 6th - Penny Lernoux, American journalist (d. 1989)
Jan 7th - William Elgin Swinton, child psychiatrist
Jan 8th - Anthony Gaurdine, (Little Anthony & Imperials-Goin Out of My Head)
Jan 8th - Cristy Lane, US, country/gospel singer
Jan 8th - Little Anthony [Gourdine], rocker (& Imperials)
Jan 9th - Barbara Buczek, composer
Jan 9th - Jimmy Boyd, McComb Mo, singer/actor (Howard-Bachelor Father)
Jan 9th - Al Downing, American singer (d. 2005)
Jan 9th - Ruth Dreifuss, Swiss politician
Jan 10th - Harry Gant, NASCAR driver
Jan 10th - Ntare VI of Ankole, Omugabe of Nkole
Jan 10th - Guy Chevrette, Quebec politician
Jan 11th - Mark DeVoto, composer
Jan 12th - Dick Motz, cricketer (1st NZer to take 100 Test wickets)
Jan 13th - Edmund White, American author
Jan 14th - Julian Bond, American civil rights leader and politician (D-Ga), born in Nashville Tennessee (d. 2015)
Jan 17th - H Kipchoge "Kip" Keino, Kenya, 1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
Jan 17th - Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali, South African poet (Fireflames)
Jan 18th - Pedro Rodriguez, Mexican racing driver (d. 1971)
Jan 19th - Barend J du Plessis, South African minister of Finance (1984- )
LPGA Golfer Mary MillsLPGA Golfer Mary Mills (Jan 19th) Jan 19th - Mary Mills, Laurel Mississippi, LPGA golfer
Jan 19th - Paolo Borsellino, Italian magistrate (d. 1992)
Jan 19th - Mike Reid, English comedian (d. 2007)
Jan 20th - Carol Heiss Jenkins, figure skater (Oly-gold/silver-56, 60), born in NYC, New York
Jan 20th - Jorge Peixinho, composer
Jan 20th - Krishnam Raju, Indian actor and politician
Jan 21st - Jack Nicklaus, Columbus Ohio, golfer (Player of Yr 1967,72,73,75,76)
Jan 21st - Marquis of Tavistock, English large landowner/multi-millionaire
Jan 22nd - Addie "Micki" Harris, Passaic NJ, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy)
Jan 22nd - John Hurt, England, actor (Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express)
Jan 22nd - Tilo Medek, German composer
Jan 22nd - George Seifert, American football coach
Jan 23rd - Johnny Russell, country singer
Golfer Jack NicklausGolfer Jack Nicklaus (Jan 21st) Jan 24th - Flip Buurmeijer, Dutch MP (PvdA)
Jan 27th - Brian T O'Leary, astronaut, born in Boston, Massachusetts
Jan 27th - James Cromwell, American actor (Babe, The Green Mile), born in Los Angeles, California
Jan 28th - Carlos Slim Helú, Mexican businessman
Jan 29th - Katharine Ross, American actress
Jan 29th - Kunimitsu Takahashi, Japanese motorcycle racer and racing driver
Jan 30th - David Johnson, composer
Jan 31st - Stuart Margolin, Davenport Iowa, actor (Love American Style)
Feb 1st - Bibi Besch, actress (Star Trek 2, Beast Within), born in Vienna, Austria
Feb 1st - Herve Filion, sulky driver (1969 Canadian Sports Hall of Fame)
Feb 2nd - Alan "Tea" Caddy, rock guitarist (Tornados-Globetrotter)
Feb 2nd - Thomas M[ichael] Disch, US, sci-fi author (Genocides, 102 H-Bombs)
Feb 2nd - David Jason, English actor
Feb 2nd - Wayne Fontes, American football coach
Quarterback Fran TarkentonQuarterback Fran Tarkenton (Feb 3rd) Feb 3rd - Fran Tarkenton, Richmond Va, NFL QB (NY Giants, Minnesota Vikings)
Feb 3rd - Jim Hartz, newscaster (NBC-TV, Innovations)
Feb 4th - John Schuck, American actor (McMillan & Wife, Holmes & Yoyo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
Feb 4th - George A Romero, actor/director (Creepshow, Martin, 2 Evil Eyes)
Feb 5th - H R Giger, Swiss artist & special effects designer (Alien), born in Zürich, (d. 2014)
Feb 6th - Jimmy Tarbuck, English comic/golfer
Feb 6th - Tom Brokaw, Yankton SD, news anchor (NBC Nightly News 1982- )
Feb 7th - Gary Bond, England, actor (Outback, Zulu, Anne of Thousand Days)
Feb 8th - Averil Cameron, British(?) historian
Feb 8th - Talib Rasul Hakim, composer
Feb 8th - Ted Koppel, Lancashire England, American journalist (ABC Nightline)
Feb 9th - Brian Bennett, rock drummer (Shadows), born in London, England
Actor & Director George RomeroActor & Director George Romero (Feb 4th) Feb 10th - Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic
Feb 10th - Mary Rand-Bignal-Toomey, England, long jumper (Olympic-gold-1964)
Feb 10th - Peter Middleton, CEO (Lloyd's)
Feb 10th - Jimmy Merchant, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools), born in NYC, New York
Feb 11th - Calvin Fowler, Pitts, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1968)
Feb 12th - Hank Brown, (Rep-R-CO, 1981-88)
Feb 12th - Richard Lynch, American actor (Xaviar-Battlestar Galactica), (d. 2012)
Feb 14th - Porpoise, 1st born in captivity in US (Marineland, Fla)
Feb 15th - John Hadl, American football player
Feb 15th - Hamzah Haz, Indonesian politician
Feb 16th - Karoli Ruth Needles, painter
Feb 17th - Dennis Gamsy, cricketer (South African bat in 2 Tests v Australia 1970)
Feb 19th - Smokey Robinson, American R&B and soul singer-songwriter (The Miracles-Tears of a Clown)
Feb 19th - Bobby Rogers, US vocalist (Miracles-You Really Got a Hold on Me), (d. 2013)
Feb 19th - Carlin Glynn, US actress (Continental Divide)
Feb 19th - William "Smokey" Robinson, Det, vocalist (& Miracles-Being With You)
Feb 19th - Saparmurat Niyazov, President of Turkmenistan (d. 2006)
Feb 20th - Barbara Laine Ellis, singer
Feb 20th - Christoph Eschenbach, Breslau, Germany, pianist/conductor
Feb 20th - Jimmy Greaves, British broadcaster/soccer player
Feb 20th - RA Weiss, director (Institute of Cancer Research)
Feb 20th - V Payne, British headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)
Feb 21st - John Lewis, (Rep-D-Georgia)
Feb 21st - Peter McEnery, England, actor (Game is Over, Moonspinners)
Feb 21st - Peter Gethin, British racing driver

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 26 of 26

Jan 2nd - Archibald Campbell Mzoliza Jordan, Xhosa writer, linguist and academic and outspoken critic of the South African National Party government's Bantu Education policy, marries Priscilla Phyllis Ntantla.
Jan 26th - Actor Ronald Raegan (28) weds Academy Award-winning actress Jane Wyman (23) at the Wee Kirk o' the Heather church in Glendale, California
Molecular biologist Francis CrickMolecular biologist Francis Crick (Feb 18th) Feb 18th - Molecular biologist Francis Crick (23) weds Ruth Doreen Dodd
Mar 30th - Broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite weds Mary Elizabeth Maxwell at the Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
Apr 7th - Writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (21) weds Natalya Reshetovskaya
May 5th - Actress Mary Martin (26) weds producer Richard Halliday (35)
May 25th - MLB outfielder Stan Musial (19) weds his high school sweetheart Lillian Labash in Daytona Beach
Jun 4th - Radio broadcaster Paul Harvey (21) weds radio producer Lynne Cooper
Jun 21st - 37th US President Richard Nixon (27) weds Pat Ryan (28) at the Mission Inn in Riverside, California
Jul 4th - Actress Gertrude Lawrence (42) weds theater owner Richard Aldrich
Jul 31st - Actress Loretta Young (27) weds advertising executive Tom Lewis at the chapel of St. Paul's Church in Westwood
Aug 12th - PGA golfer Sam Snead (28) weds high school sweetheart Audrey Karnes
Golfer Sam SneadGolfer Sam Snead (Aug 12th) Aug 25th - 1st parachute wedding
Aug 30th - CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (22) weds Norma Kaphan in Brookline, Massachusetts
Aug 31st - "Wuthering Heights" actor Laurence Olivier (33) weds "Gone With The Wind" actress Vivien Leigh (26)
Aug 31st - Football player and coach Vince Lombardi (27) weds Marie Planitz at Our Lady of Refuge Church in Bronx, New York
Sep 1st - Actor Harry Morgan (25) weds Eileen Detchon
Sep 22nd - "Adventures of Superman" actor George Reeves (26) weds Ellanora Needles at the Church of Our Savior in San Gabriel, California
Sep 25th - "Sullivan's Travels" actress Veronica Lake (18) weds American motion picture art director and set designer John S. Detlie (31)
Nov 1st - Theoretical physicist Robert Oppenheimer (36) weds biologist Katherine Harrison Puening
Author Ernest HemingwayAuthor Ernest Hemingway (Nov 5th) Nov 5th - American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway marries journalist Martha Gellhorn
Nov 23rd - RAF pilot Guy Gibson (22) weds show dancer and actress Eve Moore in Penarth’s Anglican Church
Nov 30th - "I Love Lucy" actress Lucille Ball (28) weds actor Desi Arnaz (23) in Greenwich, Connecticut
Dec 3rd - Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus (27) weds pianist and mathematician Francine Faure (25) in Lyon, France
Dec 7th - Mexican painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo remarry in San Francisco (divorced 1939)
Dec 31st - Actress Bette Davis (32) weds New England innkeeper Arthur Farnsworth at 15,000-acre ranch in Lake Montezuma, Arizona

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy OnassisUS First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (Jul 22nd) Jul 22nd - Jacqueline Kennedy's parents John Vernou "Black Jack" Bouvier III and Janet (Norton Lee) divorce
Nov 4th - American author and journalist "The Old Man and the Sea" Ernest Hemingway divorces 2nd wife Pauline Pfeiffer

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 154

Jan 1st - Panuganti Lakshminarasimha Rao, Indian writer and essayist (b. 1865)
Jan 4th - Conrad Weiss, German writer/poet (Heart of Words), dies at 59
Jan 5th - Tina Modotti, [Maria del Carmen], Ital/Mexican communist, dies at 46
Jan 5th - Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (b. 1885)
Jan 12th - Erich R Jaensch, German psychologist (eidetiek), dies at 56
Jan 18th - Kazimierz P Tetmajer, Polish writer/poet (Young Poland), dies at 74
Jan 20th - Omar Bundy, U.S. army general (b. 1861)
Jan 24th - Emile van Bosch, revue/operetta-artist, dies at 52
Jan 25th - Elias Simojoki, Finnish clergyman and politician (b. 1899)
Jan 31st - René "Sascha" Schickele, German writer (Erbe am Rhein), dies at 56
Feb 1st - Philip Francis Nowlan, science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888)
Feb 4th - Nikolai Yezhov, Head of Soviet NKVD (b. 1895)
Feb 7th - Francis Ford, cricketer (5 Tests for England v Australia 1894-95), dies
Feb 9th - Eugene Bleuler, Swiss psychiatrist (b. 1857)
Feb 11th - John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir, Gov-Gen of Canada (1935-40), dies
Feb 27th - Peter Behrens, German architect, dies
Feb 28th - Johan C Braakensiek, Dutch political cartoonist, dies at 81
Feb 29th - Edward Frederic Benson, novelist, dies
Mar 1st - Josef Swickard, actor (Lost City, Tale of 2 Cities), dies at 73
Mar 1st - Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Estonian author (b. 1878)
Mar 4th - Hamlin Garland, American novelist (b. 1860)
Mar 5th - Cai Yuanpei, Chinese educator (b. 1868)
Mar 10th - Louis de Vries, Dutch actor (Merchant of Venice), dies at 68
Mar 10th - Mikhaïl Boulgakov, Russian writer (b. 1891)
Mar 15th - Alfred Marr, cricketer (Test for Australia 1885, scored 0 & 5), dies
Author and Nobel Laureate Selma LagerlöfAuthor and Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf (Mar 16th) Mar 16th - Selma Lagerlöf, Swedish writer and Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 81
Mar 19th - Gustaaf Sap, Belgian minister of Economic Affairs, dies at 54
Mar 20th - Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (b. 1860)
Mar 25th - Ion Nonna Otescu, composer, dies at 51
Mar 26th - Spiridon Louis, Greek runner, winner of the first modern Olympics marathon (b. 1873)
Mar 27th - Michael Joseph Savage, Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1872)
Mar 29th - Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916)
Apr 6th - Andres Isasi, composer, dies at 49
Apr 9th - Mrs Patrick Campbell, English actress (Outcast Lady, Riptide), dies
Apr 18th - Florrie Forde, music hall artist, dies
Apr 18th - Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher, historian, dies
Apr 26th - Carl Bosch, German chemist (BASF, IG Farben, Nobel 1931), dies at 65
Soldier and Former Slave Henry Ossian FlipperSoldier and Former Slave Henry Ossian Flipper (May 3rd) May 3rd - Henry Ossian Flipper, American soldier, former slave and first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point, dies at 84
May 7th - George Lansbury, Labour Party Leader (b. 1859)
May 10th - Euphemia "Phemia" Molkenboer, Dutch author/poster artist, dies at 56
May 14th - Eddy [Charles E] du Platform, writer/poet, dies
May 14th - Emma Goldman, US anarchists/feminist/author (Living My Life), dies
May 14th - Jacob van Gelderen, economist/sociologist/SDAP-2nd-Chamber, dies at 49
May 14th - Menno ter Braak, Dutch writer (Forum, New Elite), suicide at 38
May 15th - Joseph Limburg, liberal 2nd-Member of parliament (1905-19), dies at 75
May 15th - Willem A Bonger, Dutch criminologist (Race & Crime), suicide at 63
May 20th - Amar Singh, cricketer (of pneumonia Indian pace bowler 1932-36), dies
May 20th - Joris [Georges] van Severen, Flem fascist/Member of parliament, dies
May 23rd - Andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies
May 23rd - Paul Nizan, French journalist/writer (Ce Soir/Aden Arabia), dies at 35
May 25th - Joe De Grasse, American film director (b. 1873)
May 28th - Randle Ayrton, actor (Manx Man), dies at 70
May 28th - Theodor Streicher, composer, dies at 65
May 28th - Walter Connolly, actor (It Happened One Night, Good Earth), dies at 53
May 28th - Friedrich Karl von Hessen (b. 1868)
May 30th - Y de Smit-Rog, oldest citizen of Netherlands, dies at 104
Jun 2nd - Willem E Roelofs, painter/cartoonist, dies
Jun 6th - E E Clive, actor (Bulldog Drummond, Night Muss Fall), dies at 56
Jun 7th - James Hall, writer/actor (Millie, Hell's Angels), dies at 39
Jun 8th - Frederick Shepherd Converse, US composer, dies at 69
Jun 16th - DuBose Heyward, US writer (Porgy, Star Spangled Virgin), dies
Jun 16th - Vitezslava Kapralova, composer, dies at 25
Jun 19th - Maurice Jaubert, composer, dies at 40
Jun 20th - Jehan Alain, French organist/composer, dies in battle at 29
Jun 21st - Edouard Vuillard, French painter/graphic artist, dies
Jun 21st - Hendrik Marsman, Dutch poet/writer/critic, drowns at 40
Jun 21st - W Hasenclever, writer, dies at 49
Jun 21st - Smedley Butler, American Marine general (b. 1881)
Jun 22nd - M A Noble, cricketer (giant of NSW/Australian cricket), dies
Jun 22nd - Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], German Meteorologist and Climatologist who developed the Köppen climate classification system for the regions of the world, dies at 93
Jun 28th - Italo Balbo, Italian pilot/gov-gen of Libya, dies at 44
Jun 29th - Paul Klee, Swiss/German painter/tutor (Modern Art), dies at 60
Jul 2nd - Ben[jamin] Turpin, US comic (Saps at Sea, His New Job), dies
Jul 2nd - Bertram Shapleigh, composer, dies at 69
Jul 3rd - George Shepstone, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1896-99), dies
Jul 10th - Donald Francis Tovey, English musicologist/composer, dies at 64
Jul 14th - Bill Howell, cricketer (18 Tests for Aust 1898-1905), dies
Jul 15th - Donald Calthrop, dies at 52
Jul 15th - Robert Wadlow, world's tallest man (8'11.1"), dies at 32
Jul 19th - Samuel H Chang, US newspaper magnate, murdered in Shanghai
Jul 20th - Y G Van de Peat, Dutch director of employment, commits suicide
Jul 28th - Johann Richard Ohlsson, composer, dies at 66
Jul 31st - Whitney Krakower, US gangster, murderrd by "Bugsy" Siegel
Aug 3rd - Willard Hershberger, catcher (Cin Reds), commits suicide
Aug 4th - Vladimir Jabotinsky, founder of Revisionist Zionism, dies
Aug 5th - Frederick A Cook, US, explorer (North Pole), dies at 75
Aug 8th - Johnny Dodds, American musician (b. 1892)
Aug 13th - George C Pearce, actor (Hold tat Lion, British Agent), dies at 75
Aug 16th - Henri Desgrange, French cyclist/founder (Tour de France), dies at 75
Aug 17th - Billy Fiske, US RAF-pilot/2nd lieutenant and 1st American serviceman killed in action in World War II, dies at 29
Aug 18th - Walter P. Chrysler, American automobile executive (b. 1875)
Russian Revolutionary Leon TrotskyRussian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky (Aug 21st) Aug 21st - Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, icepicked by Ramón Mercader at 62
Aug 21st - Paul Juon, Russian/Swiss violinist/composer, dies at 68
Aug 21st - Ernest Lawrence Thayer, American poet (b. 1863)
Aug 21st - Hermann Obrecht, member of the Swiss Federal Council (b. 1882)
Aug 22nd - Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge, English physicist (b. 1851)
Aug 24th - Paul G Nipkow, German TV pioneer (Nipkow disk), dies at 80
Aug 29th - Arthur De Greef, composer, dies at 77
Aug 30th - J. J. Thomson, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1856)
Aug 31st - Johanna "Annie" Bakker, revue-artists/singer/actress, dies at 58

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