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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 502

Jan 1st - 1st color newsreel filmed (Pasadena, California)
Jan 1st - Bradman scores 132 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test v India
Jan 1st - General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade effective
Jan 1st - Italy adopts constitution
Jan 1st - Orissa province accedes to India
Jan 1st - British railways are nationalised to form British Rail.
Jan 1st - After partition, India declines to pay the agreed share of Rs.550 million in cash balances to Pakistan.
Jan 1st - The Constitution of Italy comes into force.
Jan 1st - 34th Rose Bowl: #2 Michigan beats #8 Southern California, 49-0
Jan 1st - 14th Sugar Bowl: #5 Texas beats #6 Alabama, 27-7
Jan 1st - 14th Orange Bowl: #10 Georgia Tech beats #12 Kansas, 20-14
Jan 2nd - WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins
Jan 3rd - Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG
Jan 4th - Burma declares independence from UK
Jan 7th - US president Harry Truman raises taxes for the Marshall Plan
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman Jan 8th - Queen Wilhelmina signs death sentence against Ans van Dijk for treason
Jan 9th - Walter Piston's 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston
Jan 10th - "Call Me Mister" closes at National Theater NYC after 734 performances
Jan 12th - 1st Supermarket in UK opens
Jan 12th - Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast
Jan 12th - US Supreme Court decision (Sipuel v Oklahoma State Board of Regents)
Jan 13th - 1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin
Jan 16th - 35 Haganah members are ambushed & killed in Gush Etzyon
Jan 17th - Netherlands & Indonesia agree to a cease fire
Jan 17th - Trial of 11 US Communist party members begins in NYC
Jan 18th - 1st courses begin at University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Jan 18th - Ted Mack's "Original Amateur Hour" begins, DuMont (later NBC/ABC/CBS)
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi Jan 21st - W Indies v England, Test debut Walcott, Weekes & Jim Laker
Jan 22nd - Jim Laker takes 7-103 in his 1st Test Cricket innings v WI Barbados
Jan 23rd - Bradman scores 201 in 272 mins v India, 21 fours 1 six
Jan 23rd - Huston's "Treasure of Sierra Madre" starring Humphrey Bogart opens
Jan 23rd - Test debut of Neil Harvey, v India at Adelaide
Jan 24th - "Music in My Heart" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 124 perfs
Jan 24th - Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)
Jan 24th - Dutch Liberal Party forms-People's party for Freedom & Democracy (VVD)
Jan 26th - Executive Order 9981 ending racial segregation in US Armed Forces signed
Jan 26th - 36th Women's Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Marie Toomey (6-3, 6-1)
Jan 26th - 36th Men's Australian Championships: Adrian Quist beats John Bromwich (6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3)
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman Jan 27th - 1st locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg) operates
Jan 27th - 1st tape recorder sold
Jan 28th - President Manuel Roxas granted full amnesty to all so-called Philippine collaborators.
Jan 29th - "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 188 perfs
Jan 29th - Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs, & Phillies $500 each for signing high school players
Jan 30th - 5th Winter Olympic games open in St Moritz, Switzerland
Jan 30th - Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Nathuram Godse
Jan 31st - J D Salinger's "A Perfect Day for Banana Fish" appears in NY
Jan 31st - Magnetic tape recorder developed by Wireway
Feb 1st - Nine Malay sultanates and two British Straits Settlements (Penang and Malacca) form the Federation of Malaya
Feb 1st - Palestine Post building in Jerusalem bombed
5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas Feb 2nd - President Harry Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program
Feb 3rd - Dick Button becomes 1st world figure skating champion from US
Feb 4th - Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) declares independence from UK
Feb 5th - "Nature of Things" science show premieres on NBC prime time
Feb 5th - Dick Button becomes 1st US figure skating Olympic champion
Feb 5th - Gretchen Fraser becomes 1st US woman Olympic slalom champion
Feb 6th - 1st radio-controlled airplane flown
Feb 6th - Bradman retires hurt, 57 in his last Test Cricket innings in Australia
Feb 6th - KNXT (now KCBS) TV channel 2 in Los Angeles, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast
Feb 7th - "Cradle Will Rock" closes at Mansfield Theater NYC after 34 perfs
Feb 7th - Omar Bradley succeeds Dwight Eisenhower as Army Chief of Staff
Feb 8th - 5th Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
Feb 9th - WLWT TV channel 5 in Cincinnati, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower Feb 10th - Greek Gen Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki
Feb 11th - Billy Griffith scores cricket century on debut Eng v WI, out for 140
Feb 11th - John Costello follows Eamon Da Valera as premier of Ireland
Feb 11th - Test cricket debut of Frank Worrell for the West Indies vs. England at Port-of-Spain
Feb 12th - 1st Lt Nancy Leftenant becomes 1st black in army nursing corps
Feb 13th - Andy Ganteaume scores 112 for W Indies in only Test Cricket innings
Feb 13th - Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Lannoy & Baugniet of BEL
Feb 13th - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Richard Button USA
Feb 13th - Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England
Feb 15th - Mao Zedong's army occupies Yenan
Feb 16th - 1st newsreel telecast, "20th Century Fox-Movietone News" shown on NBC
Feb 16th - Miranda, famous moon of Uranus, photographed for 1st time
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao ZedongChinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong Feb 20th - Czechoslovakia's non-communist minister resigns
Feb 21st - NASCAR is incorporated.
Feb 22nd - Arabs bomb attack in Jerusalem, 50 die
Feb 24th - Communist Party seizes complete control of Czechoslovakia
Feb 25th - Communists seize Czechoslovakia/C Gottwald becomes premier
Feb 29th - Stern-group bomb Cairo-Haifa train, 27 British soldiers died
Mar 5th - US rocket flies record 4800 kph to 126km height
Mar 7th - The Dodecanese islands officially become part of Greece again, ending the Italian rule.
Mar 8th - US Supreme Court rules in McCollum v. Board of Education that relgious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional
Mar 9th - Provisionary Indonesian government installed in Batavia
Mar 10th - 1st civilian to exceed speed of sound-Herb H Hoover, Edwards AFB Ca
Mar 10th - 5th Golden Globes: Gentleman's Agreement, Ronald Colman, & Rosalind Russell win
Mar 11th - Jewish Agency of Jerusalem bombed
Mar 11th - WBAL TV channel 11 in Baltimore, MD (CBS) begins broadcasting
Mar 12th - -5°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
Mar 13th - 10th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Baylor 58-42
Mar 14th - Freedom Train arrives in SF
Mar 15th - Bradman scores 115 for the Australian cricket team v Western Australia
Mar 15th - Sir Laurence Olivier on the cover of LIFE magazine
Mar 15th - WCAU TV channel 10 in Philadelphia, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
Jazz Musician Billie HolidayJazz Musician Billie Holiday Mar 16th - Billie Holiday is released from prison early because of good behaviour
Mar 18th - France & Great Britain & Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels
Mar 18th - Philips begin experimental TV broadcasting
Mar 18th - Soviet consultants have left Yugoslavia in first sign of Tito-Stalin split.
Mar 19th - Lee Savold KOs Gino Buonvino in 54 seconds at Madison Square Garden, NYC
Mar 20th - 1st live televised musical Eugene Ormandy on CBS followed in 90

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 802

Jan 1st - Pavel Grachev, Russian general
Jan 2nd - Kerry Minnear, Dorset, English rocker (Gentle Giant)
Jan 3rd - Larry McNeeley, Lafayette Ind, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour)
Jan 3rd - Manfred Kokot, East German runner (world record 50 m indoor)
Jan 4th - Eugeniusz Wycisło, Polish politician
Jan 5th - Parthasarathy Sharma, cricketer (Indian batsman of the mid-70's)
Jan 5th - Thom Mooney, rocker
Jan 6th - Dayle Hadlee, cricketer (brother of Richard, NZ medium-pacer of 70's)
Jan 6th - Guy Spencer Gardner, Alta Vista Va, Lt Col USAF/astro (STS 27, STS 35)
Jan 6th - Robert E [Bob] Wise Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
Jan 7th - Kaz Lux, Poland/Netherland, singer
Jan 7th - Kenny Loggins, Everett WA, American singer (Loggins and Messina-This is it, Footloose)
Jan 8th - Gillies Mackinnon, director (Playboys)
Jan 9th - Bill Cowsill, Newport RI, rock guitarist/vocals (Cowsills-We Can Fly)
Jan 9th - Paul King, Dagenham Essex, English rocker (Blue Oyster Cult)
Jan 10th - Cyril Neville, US singer/percussionist (Neville Bros-Yellow Moon)
Jan 10th - Donald Fagen, Passaic NJ, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Steely Dan-Peg)
Jan 10th - William Sanderson, actor (Larry-Newhart, Blade Runner), born in Memphis, Tennessee
Jan 10th - Mischa Maisky, Latvian cellist
Jan 10th - Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist
Jan 11th - Madeline Manning-Jackson-Mimms, US 800m runner (Oly-gold-1968)
Jan 12th - Anthony Andrews, actor (Under the Volcano), born in London, England
Jan 12th - Kenny Allen, English footballer
Jan 12th - Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman (d. 2001)
Jan 12th - William Nicholson, English writer
Jan 13th - Kenia Jayantilal, cricketer (5 at Kingston 71 his only inns for India)
Jan 13th - Gaj Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur
Jan 14th - Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett, St. Louis, Missouri, American musician and producer
Jan 14th - Carl Weathers, New Orlean La, actor (Apollo Creed-Rocky)
Jan 14th - Tim Harris, rocker (Foundations)
Jan 15th - Dini Petty, Canadian talk show host (CITY-TV)
Jan 15th - Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Jan 15th - Tommy Nolan, actor (Jody-Buckskin), born in Montreal, Quebec
Jan 16th - Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov, Riga, cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71)
Jan 16th - Christopher Moran, English financier/multi-millionaire
Jan 16th - Cliff Thorburn, Victoria, BC, champion snooker player
Horror film director John CarpenterHorror film director John Carpenter (Jan 16th) Jan 16th - John Carpenter, Carthage NY, director (Halloween, The Thing)
Jan 16th - Dalvanius Prime, New Zealand entertainer (d. 2002)
Jan 16th - Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor
Jan 17th - Alexander "Alec" Erwin, South African worker's union leader
Jan 17th - Mick Taylor, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
Jan 17th - Anne Queffélec, French pianist
Jan 19th - Harvey Hinsley, rocker
Jan 20th - Jerry Ross, Ind, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (STS 61B, 27, 37, 55, 74, sk:88)
Jan 20th - Mel Pritchard, English rocker (Barclay James Harvest)
Jan 20th - Natan Sharansky, Russian-born physicist and politician
Jan 20th - Nancy Kress, American writer
Jan 22nd - Gilbert Levine, American conductor
Jan 22nd - Northern Calloway, American actor (d. 1990)
Jan 23rd - Anita Pointer, rock vocalist (Pointer Sisters-She's So Shy), born in Oakland, California
Jan 24th - Elliott Abrams, asst secretary of state/supplied arms to the Contras
Jan 24th - Michael Des Barres, British actor and rock singer
Jan 25th - Gueorgui Chichkine, Russian painter
Jan 25th - Ros Kelly, Australian politician
Jan 26th - Corky Laing, rocker (Mountain)
Jan 27th - Chuck Larsen, rocker (Snuff)
Jan 27th - Mikhail Baryshnikov, Riga Latvia, ballet dancer (That's Dancing)
Jan 28th - Gareth Roscoe, legal adviser (BBC)
Jan 28th - Mamoru Mohri, Yoichi-machi Hokkaido Japan, astronaut (STS 47)
Jan 28th - Charles Taylor, President of Liberia
Jan 29th - Bill Kirchen, singer/guitarist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen)
Jan 29th - Felice Taylor, R&B singer (I Feel Love Comin' On)
Jan 29th - Marc Singer, actor (V, Dallas), born in Vancouver, Canada
Jan 29th - Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter & radio host
Jan 30th - Earl of Huntingdon
Jan 30th - Nicholas Broomfield, director/editor (Dark Obsession, Heidi Fleiss)
Jan 30th - Paul Magee, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
Jan 31st - Muneo Suzuki, Japanese politician
Feb 1st - Debbie Austin, LPGA golfer
Feb 1st - Jennifer Adams, superintendent (Central Royal Parks)
Musician Rick JamesMusician Rick James (Feb 1st) Feb 1st - Rick James [James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.], American funk musician ("Super Freak"), born in Buffalo New York (d. 2004)
Feb 2nd - Alan McKay, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Boogie Wonderland)
Feb 2nd - Jessica Savitch, Kennet Sq PA, news anchor (NBC)
Feb 2nd - Tony DeMeur, rocker (Fabulous Poodles-Anna Rexia, Suicide Bridge)
Feb 3rd - Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, East Timor politician, Nobel Peace laureate
Feb 3rd - Henning Mankell, Swedish playwright and author (Wallander novels), born in Stockholm (d. 2015)
Feb 4th - Alice Cooper, [Vincent Furnier], rocker (School's Out), born in Detroit, Michigan
Feb 4th - Rakesh Shukla, cricket leg-spinner (1 Test India v Sri Lanka 1982)
Feb 4th - Robert Coover, novelist (Pricksongs & Descants)
Feb 4th - Rod Grams, (Rep-R-Minnesota), (d. 2013)
Rocker Alice CooperRocker Alice Cooper (Feb 4th) Feb 5th - Barbara Hershey, [Herzstein], (Stuntman, Shy People), born in Atlanta, Georgia
Feb 5th - Christopher Guest, actor (SNL, Heartbeeps, This is Spinal Tap), born in NYC, New York
Feb 5th - David Denny, rock guitarist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
Feb 5th - Elco [LC] Brinkman, Dutch minister WVC (CDA)
Feb 5th - Nigel Tufnel, rocker (Spinal Tap)
Feb 5th - Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish football manager
Feb 7th - Jimmy Greenspoon, LA Cal, rock organist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
Feb 8th - Dan Seals, McCamey Texas, country singer (England Dan & John Ford Coley-You Still Move Me)
Feb 8th - Lynda Lyon Block, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
Feb 10th - Conrad Cummings, composer
Feb 10th - Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician (d. 1994)
Feb 11th - Sue Bernard, playmate (Dec, 1966), born in Los Angeles, California
Feb 12th - Cindy Hill, LPGA golfer
Feb 12th - Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author
Feb 13th - Allan Legere, Canadian serial killer (Monster of the Miramichi)
Feb 14th - ... Teller, Phila, magician (Penn & Teller)
Feb 14th - Jackie Martling, "Jackie the Jokeman", comedian (Howard Stern Show)
Feb 14th - Pat O'Brien, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
Feb 14th - Wally Tax, Dutch guitarist
Feb 15th - Ron "Penguin" Cey, Tacoma, Washington, American MLB 3rd baseman (LA Dodgers)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 13 of 13

Baseball Player and Manager Leo DurocherBaseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher (Feb 16th) Feb 16th - Baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (41) weds actress Laraine Day (27) in Santa Monica, California
Mar 5th - Actor Eli Wallach marries actress Anne Jackson
Mar 28th - Musician Nat King Cole (29) weds jazz singer Maria Hawkins (25) at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York
May 15th - Dancer and actress Cyd Charisse (26) weds singer Tony Martin (34)
May 28th - Film director Stanley Kubrick (19) weds high school sweetheart Toba Metz
Jun 27th - Inventor Jack Kilby (24) weds Barbara Annegers
Sep 24th - American Major League Baseball outfielder Ty Cobb (61) weds Frances Cass (40)
Oct 11th - Fellow students Fidel Castro and Mirta Diaz-Balart marry (divorced 1955)
Oct 15th - 38th US President Gerald Ford (35) weds department store fashion consultant Elizabeth (Betty) Bloomer Warren (30) at Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Ford
38th US President Gerald Ford38th US President Gerald Ford (Oct 15th) Oct 21st - Science fiction pioneering author "Stranger in a Strange Land" Robert A. Heinlein marries 3rd wife Virginia "Ginny" Gerstenfeld
Oct 22nd - Farm labor leader Cesar Chavez (21) weds labor activist Helen Fabela (20) in Reno, Nevada
Nov 18th - KFC founder Colonel Sanders (58) weds his long-time employee Claudia Price
Dec 26th - MLB player Gil Hodges (24) weds Joan Lombardi

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Musician Nat King ColeMusician Nat King Cole (Mar 22nd) Mar 22nd - Musician Nat King Cole (29) divorces dancer Nadine Robinson after 11 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 169

Jan 1st - Hermann K J Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Liebesmesse), dies at 66
Jan 1st - Willem Louis Frederic Landre, composer, dies at 73
Jan 7th - Raoul Auernheimer, writer, dies
Jan 8th - Kurt Schwitters, writer, dies at 60
Jan 8th - Richard Tauber, Austrian tenor (b. 1891)
Jan 14th - Anna "Ans" van Dike, Dutch Jewish Nazi-collaborator, executed at 42
Jan 19th - Tony Garnier, French architect (b. 1869)
Jan 21st - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, composer, dies at 72
Jan 24th - Maria Mandel, Camp Leader at Auschwitz (b. 1912)
Jan 24th - Arthur Liebehenschel, Commandant at Auschwitz concentration camp (b. 1901)
Jan 26th - Ignaz Friedman, composer, dies at 65
Jan 29th - Tomislav II of Croatia, 4th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (b. 1900)
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi (Jan 30th) Jan 30th - Mahatma Gandhi, India's political and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists
Jan 30th - Herb Pennock, pitcher (NY Yankees)/GM (Phillies), dies
Jan 30th - Orville Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 76
Feb 2nd - Thomas W. Lamont, American banker; father or Corliss Lamont; great-grandfather of Ned Lamont (b. 1870)
Feb 2nd - Bevil Rudd, South African athlete (b. 1894)
Feb 5th - Johann Blaskowitz, German gen (surrendered at Wageningen), dies at 64
Feb 6th - Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator, dies at 38
Feb 7th - "Red" McKenzie, blues-jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), dies
Feb 9th - Karl Valentin, German comic/writer, dies at 65
Feb 10th - Ewart Astill, cricket all-rounder (9 Tests for England 1927-30), dies
Feb 11th - Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director (Battleship Potemkin), dies at 50
Aviator Orville WrightAviator Orville Wright (Jan 30th) Feb 14th - Mordecai Brown, American baseball player (b. 1876)
Feb 21st - Frederick Archibald Lamond, composer, dies at 80
Feb 23rd - John Robert Gregg, Irish-born publisher and inventor (b. 1866)
Mar 3rd - Antonin Artaud, writer, dies at 51
Mar 4th - Antonin Artaud, French poet/actor (Napoleon), dies at 51
Mar 5th - Charles Prince, cricketer (5 & 1 in only Test for South Africa), dies
Mar 6th - Ross Lockridge, Jr., American novelist (b. 1914)
Mar 10th - Jan Masaryk, Czech Foreign minister, commits suicide or is murdered
Mar 10th - Zelda Fitzgerald, American artist, wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. 1900)
Mar 24th - Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish modernist painter (b. 1885)
Mar 25th - Warren Hymer, actor (Show Them No Mercy), dies at 42
Mar 26th - Helen Ernst, German poster artist/resistance fighter, dies at about 43
Mar 27th - Karel Candael, Flemish composer, dies at 64
Mar 29th - Olev Siinmaa, Estonian architect (b. 1881)
Mar 31st - Egon E Kisch, Czech writer/journalist (Raging Reporter), dies at 62
Apr 8th - Josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), dies at 40
Apr 9th - George Carpenter, Australian Salvation Army general (b. 1872)
Apr 9th - Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician (b. 1903)
Apr 14th - Walter P Reuther, Pres (United Auto Workers), shot at his home
Apr 15th - Radola Gajda, Czech military commander and politician (d. 1892)
5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas (Apr 15th) Apr 15th - Philippine president Manuel Roxas, dies of heart attack at 56
Apr 17th - Johan P earl of Limburg Stirum, diplomat, dies at 75
Apr 17th - Percy Sherwell, cricketer (S Afr captain in 13 Tests 1905-11), dies
Apr 21st - Carlos Lopez Buchardo, composer, dies at 66
Apr 24th - Joseph Wihtol, composer, dies at 84
Apr 24th - Manuel Marua Ponce, Mexican composer (Ferial), dies at 65
Apr 24th - Rosita Marstini, actress (I Cover Waterfront, Big Parade), dies at 54
May 1st - Christos Ladas, Greek minister of Justice, murdered
May 6th - 43 communist rebels, executed in Athens
May 8th - Alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81
May 8th - U Saw, Burmese politician (b. 1900)
May 12th - Isidor Achron, composer, dies at 55
May 15th - Edward Flanagan, American priest and founder of Boys Town (b. 1886)
May 22nd - Claude McKaye, Jamaican/US author (Banjo, Home to Harlem), dies at 57
May 24th - Alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78
May 24th - Jacques Feyder, Belgian director and screenwriter (b. 1885)
May 26th - Theodore Morell, Hitler's personal physician (b. 1886)
May 28th - Unity Mitford, English fascist sympathizer (b. 1914)
May 29th - May Whitty, actress (Gaslight, Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), dies at 82
May 31st - Jose Vianna da Motta, composer, dies at 80
Jun 1st - Sonny Boy Williamson [John Lee], American blues musician (Down & Out Blues), dies at 34
Jun 1st - Alex Gard, Russian-born caricaturist (b. 1900)
Jun 2nd - Viktor Brack, Nazi physician (b. 1904)
Jun 2nd - Karl Brandt, personal physician of Adolf Hitler (b. 1904)
Jun 2nd - Karl Gebhardt, Nazi doctor (b. 1897)
Jun 2nd - Waldemar Hoven, German physician (b. 1903)
Jun 2nd - Wolfram Sievers, Nazi physician (b. 1905)
Jun 6th - Louis Lumière, French movie pioneer (b. 1864)
Jun 7th - Georges Adolphe Hue, composer, dies at 90
Jun 8th - Franz Carl Bornschein, composer, dies at 69
Jun 8th - Hanson Carter, cricket (28 Tests for Aust, caught 44 stumped 21), dies
Jun 14th - Ernst Henrik Ellberg, composer, dies at 79
Jun 14th - John Blackwood McEwen, composer, dies at 80
Jun 20th - George Frederick Boyle, composer, dies at 61
Jun 25th - William C. Lee, U.S. general (b. 1895)
Jun 26th - Lilian Velez, Filipino actress (b. 1924)
Jun 27th - George Templeton Strong, composer, dies at 92
Jun 30th - Karl Wolfskehl, writer, dies at 78
Jul 3rd - Adrien H Gerhard, Dutch SDAP-politician, dies at 90
Jul 3rd - Quintin McMillan, cricketer (13 Tests for South Africa), dies
Jul 4th - Monteiro Lobato, Brazilian writer (b. 1882)
Jul 5th - Carole Landis, US actress (1 Million BC, Topper Returns), dies at 29
Jul 5th - G Bernanos, writer, dies at 60
Jul 5th - Peter JM Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor, dies at 77
Jul 8th - Dave Nourse, cricketer (45 Tests for South Africa 1902-24), dies
Jul 11th - Gerhard Kittel, German anti-semite theologist, dies
Jul 11th - King Baggot, actor (Tish, San Francisco), dies at 68
Jul 14th - Palmiro Togliatti, Italy's CPI chairman, assassinated
US WW1 Commander John J. PershingUS WW1 Commander John J. Pershing (Jul 15th) Jul 15th - John J. Pershing, [Black Jack], US general (Mexico, WW I), dies at 87
Jul 18th - Herman Gummerus, Finnish historian and politician (b. 1877)
Jul 21st - Arshile Gorky, abstract expressionist, dies at 43
Jul 21st - Donald Nichols Tweedy, composer, dies at 58
Jul 23rd - D.W. Griffith, American director/producer, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 73
Jul 26th - Charles Mills, South African cricketer (Test v England 1891-92), dies
Jul 27th - Francesco Spetrino, composer, dies at 91
Jul 27th - Woolf Barnato, British racing driver (b. 1898)
Jul 31st - Maria "Marie" Hens, Flemish actress (Female Revue), dies at 70

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