What Happened in 1949

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 414

  • Jan 1st KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 1st KTTV TV channel 11 in Los Angeles, CA (MET) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 1st Tokelau (Union) Islands declared part of New Zealand
  • Jan 1st 35th Rose Bowl: #7 Northwestern beats #4 California, 20-14
  • Jan 1st 15th Sugar Bowl: #5 Oklahoma beats #3 North Carolina, 14-6
  • Jan 1st 15th Orange Bowl: Texas beats #8 Georgia, 41-28
  • Jan 2nd KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 2nd Luis Muñoz Marín becomes the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico.
  • Jan 3rd "Colgate Theater" dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 3rd The central bank of the Philippines, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, is founded
  • Jan 5th General Spoor orders cease-fire on Sumatra

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Jan 5th US President Harry Truman labels his administration the "Fair Deal"

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Jan 7th 1st photo of genes taken at U of S California by Pease & Baker
  • Jan 8th "Make Mine Manhattan" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 429 performances
  • Jan 8th "My Romance" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 95 performances
  • Jan 8th "Small Wonder" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 134 performances
  • Jan 10th 1st Jewish family show "Goldbergs" premieres on CBS
  • Jan 10th RCA introduces 45 RPM record
  • Jan 11th Snowfall 1st recorded in Los Angeles
  • Jan 12th "Arthur Godfrey & His Friends" premieres on CBS TV
  • Jan 12th Dutch court affirms death sentence against SS chief Hanns Rauter
  • Jan 13th "Along 5th Avenue" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 performances
  • Jan 14th Black/Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die
  • Jan 15th Mao's Red army conquers Ten-tsin
  • Jan 16th "Rape of Lucretia" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 23 performances
  • Jan 16th KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Jan 16th WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, D.C. (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Jan 17th The Goldbergs, the first sitcom on American television, first airs.
  • Jan 18th "They Stand Accused" courtroom drama premieres on CBS (later DuMont)
  • Jan 18th 1st US Congressional standing committee headed by Negro (W Dawson)
  • Jan 19th Cuba recognises Israel.

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Jan 20th J. Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
  • Jan 20th US President Harry Truman announces his four point program
  • Jan 21st 1st inaugural parade televised (Harry Truman)
  • Jan 22nd "All for Love" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 121 performances
  • Jan 22nd Chinatown telephone exchange closed
  • Jan 25th 1st Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale & Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win
  • Jan 25th 1st Israeli election - Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins
  • Jan 26th WHIO TV channel 7 in Dayton, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 27th Chinese liner "Taiping" collides with a collier off south China
  • Jan 28th NY Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin & Ford Smith
  • Jan 28th UN Security council convicts Dutch aggression in Indonesia
  • Jan 29th Great Britain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand & Switzerland recognize Israel
  • Jan 31st 1st daytime soap on TV "These Are My Children" (NBC in Chicago)
  • Jan 31st 37th Women's Australian Championships: Doris Hart beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (6-3, 6-4)
  • Jan 31st 37th Men's Australian Championships: Frank Sedgman beats John Bromwich (6-3, 6-2, 6-2)
  • Feb 1st 200" (5.08-m) Hale telescope 1st used [See June 3, 1948]
  • Feb 1st RCA releases 1st single record ever (45 rpm)

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Feb 2nd Golfing champ Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident

Golfer Ben Hogan
Golfer
Ben Hogan
  • Feb 4th Failed assassination attempt on Shah of Persia
  • Feb 5th Huaso sets official world equestrian high-jump record, 2.47 m, Chic

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Feb 7th Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000/year baseball player (NY Yankees)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Feb 8th Hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty sentenced to life in prison

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Feb 10th Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • Feb 11th Willie Pep recaptures world featherweight boxing title
  • Feb 12th "Annie Get Your Gun" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1147 performances
  • Feb 12th Panic in Quito, Ecuador, after "War of the Worlds" played on radio
  • Feb 12th Team Canada beats Denmark 47-0 in hockey
  • Feb 12th Unidentified aircraft bomb Jerusalem
  • Feb 14th 1st session of Knesset (Jerusalem Israel)
  • Feb 14th Dutch Drees government presents plan for the building of 30,000 houses
  • Feb 15th Dmitri Shostakovitch' "Song of the Woods" premieres in Leningrad
  • Feb 17th Chaim Weitzman elected 1st president of Israel
  • Feb 17th Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Andrea Kekesy/Ede Kiraly of HUN
  • Feb 17th Ladies' Figure Skating Champions in Paris won by Alena Vrzanova of CZE
  • Feb 17th Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button USA
  • Feb 17th Richard Button retains world figure skating championship in Paris
  • Feb 19th "Inside USA" closes at Century Theater NYC after 339 performances

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Feb 19th 1st Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Ezra Pound

  • Feb 19th Mass arrests of communists in India
  • Feb 20th 1st International Pancake Race held (Liberal Ks)
  • Feb 24th Israel & Egypt sign an armistice agreement
  • Feb 24th V-2/WAC-Corporal rocket 1st object to reach 5x the speed of sound at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico
  • Feb 25th WAC Corporal rocket achieves height of 400k (record)
  • Feb 26th USAF plane began 1st nonstop around-the-world flight
  • Feb 27th Chaim Weizmann becomes 1st President of Israel

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Mar 1st Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • Mar 1st The Browns, owners of Sportsman's Park, move to evict the Cardinals
  • Mar 1st Indonesia seizes Yogyakarta from the Dutch.
  • Mar 2nd 1st automatic street light (New Milford, Ct)
  • Mar 2nd Lucky Lady II (USAF B-50 Superfortress), completes 1st nonstop round- the-world flight at Fort Worth, Tx, covering 23,452-mis in 94 hrs
  • Mar 4th Andrei Vishinsky succeeds Molotov as Soviet Foreign minister
  • Mar 4th Piet Van de Pol (Neth) becomes world champion billiard player
  • Mar 4th Security Council of UN recommends membership for Israel

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Mar 5th Bradman plays his last innings in 1st-class cricket, gets 30

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Mar 5th The Jharkhand Party is founded in India.
  • Mar 8th WAGA TV channel 5 in Atlanta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 8th WBAP-FM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
  • Mar 9th Brigadier Gen Edwin K Wright, USA, ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Mar 9th England beat South Africa by scoring 174 runs in 94 minutes
  • Mar 10th Detroit Tiger pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949
  • Mar 13th US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Yvonne C Sherman
  • Mar 13th US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • Mar 15th WICU TV channel 12 in Erie, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 15th WLWD (now WDTN) TV channel 2 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 16th KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 16th 6th Golden Globes: Johnny Belinda, Laurence Olivier, & Jane Wyman win
  • Mar 18th NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Org) ratified
  • Mar 18th WGAL TV channel 8 in Lancaster, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 19th 1st museum devoted exclusively to atomic energy, Oak Ridge, Tn

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 793

  • Jan 1st Nikolai Tikhonovich Moskalenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Jan 1st Peter Dormer, arts writer
  • Jan 1st Daniel E Gawthrop, American composer
  • Jan 2nd Chick Churchill, Wales, keyboardist (Ten Years After-I'm Going Home)
  • Jan 2nd Christopher Durang, playwright/actor (Sister Mary), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Jan 3rd Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (d. 1965)
  • Jan 4th Mick Mills, British(?) soccer player
  • Jan 5th George Brown, rock drummer (Kool & the Gang-Celebration)
  • Jan 6th Michael Boit, Nandi Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1972)
  • Jan 6th Richard Horowitz, composer
  • Jan 7th John Christopher Parry, rocker (Cure)
  • Jan 7th Marshall Chapman, Spartanburg SC, country singer
  • Jan 7th Anne Schedeen, American actress
  • Jan 8th Lawrence Rowe, cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 302 v Eng 1974)

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Jan 10th George Foreman, Marshall Texas, American World Heavyweight boxing champ (1973-74, 95)

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Jan 10th Teresa Graves, actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jan 10th Walter S Browne, US chess champion (1974-78, 1980-84)
  • Jan 10th James Lapine, American stage director
  • Jan 11th Tom Netherton, Munich Germany, singer (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • Jan 11th [Frederick] Dennis Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na), born in New York, (d. 2015)
  • Jan 11th Daryl Braithwaite, Australian rock singer
  • Jan 12th James Dietz I, American rower, born in new York City
  • Jan 12th Wayne Wang, director (Chan is Missing, Slamdance)
  • Jan 12th Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer (d. 2007)
  • Jan 12th Ottmar Hitzfeld, German football manager
  • Jan 12th Michael W. Vannier, American radiologist

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Jan 12th Haruki Murakami, Japanese writer (Norwegian Wood), born in Kyoto

  • Jan 13th Brandon Tartikoff, TV exec (NBC)
  • Jan 13th Rakesh Sharma, India, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11)
  • Jan 14th Christine Belford, actress (Banacek, Empire, 90210), born in Amityville, New York
  • Jan 14th Lawrence Kasdan, director/writer (Accidental Tourist), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jan 14th Paul Chubb, Australian actor (d. 2002)
  • Jan 14th Mary Robison, American writer
  • Jan 15th Howard Allen Twitty, Phoenix AZ, PGA golfer (1979 BC Open)
  • Jan 15th Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 1987)
  • Jan 15th Panos Mihalopoulos, Greek actor
  • Jan 16th Caroline Munro, Windsor, Berkshire, English actress, model (The Spy Who Loved Me, Maniac) [or 12/16]
  • Jan 17th Andy Kaufman, comedian/actor (Latka Gravas-Taxi), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 17th Debbie Watson, La Mirada California, actress (Karen, Tammy)
  • Jan 18th Philippe Starck, French designer
  • Jan 18th Bill Keller, American newspaper editor
  • Jan 19th Robert Palmer, Batley England, singer (Power Station)
  • Jan 20th Kieron Walsh, academic
  • Jan 22nd James P Pennington, rocker (Exile)
  • Jan 22nd Rein P Hummel, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Jan 22nd Steve Perry, Hanford California, vocalist (Journey-Open Arms, Oh Sherry)
  • Jan 22nd Mike Caldwell, American baseball player
  • Jan 23rd Robert Cabana, Mjr USMC/astronaut (STS 41, 53, 68, sk:88), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jan 24th Bart Gordon, (Rep-D-TN, 1985- )
  • Jan 24th John Belushi, comedian/actor (SNL, Blues Brothers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 25th John Cooper Clarke, English punk-poet
  • Jan 26th Derek Holt, rocker (Climax Blues Band)
  • Jan 26th Paul Nurse, dr/director-general elect (Imperial Cancer Research Fund)
  • Jan 26th David Strathairn, American actor (LA Confidential, The Bourne Ultimatum), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jan 26th Jonathan Carroll, American author
  • Jan 27th Ethan Mordden, American author
  • Jan 28th Thomas J Downey, (Rep-D-NY, 1975- )
  • Jan 28th Gregg Popovich, NBA Basketball Coach
  • Jan 30th William King, Alabama, soul trumpeteer (Commodores-Easy)

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Jan 30th Peter Agre, American biologist, Nobel laureate

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre
  • Jan 31st Carol Hawkins, actress (Dialing for Dingbats)
  • Jan 31st Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer and sports journalist
  • Jan 31st Ken Wilber, American philosopher
  • Feb 1st Jimmy Lee Thorpe, Roxboro NC, PGA golfer (1985 Greater Milwaukee Open)
  • Feb 2nd Jetty Weels, Surinamese/Dutch vocalist (Mai Tai)
  • Feb 2nd Ross Valory, SF, rock bassist (Journey - Who's Crying Now, Open Arms)
  • Feb 2nd Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow)
  • Feb 2nd Tom Tripplehorn, rocker (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
  • Feb 2nd Brent Spiner, American actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 2nd Francisco Maturana, Colombian football manager
  • Feb 3rd Oscar Benton, Dutch blues vocalist/guitarist (Ze is Zoals Jij)
  • Feb 3rd Arthur Kane, American musician
  • Feb 3rd Hennie Kuiper, Dutch cyclist
  • Feb 4th Michael Beck, actor (Hans Helms-Holocaust), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Feb 5th David Sullivan, English softporno/newspaper publisher (Sunday Sport)
  • Feb 5th Maidarjabyn Ganzorig, Mongolia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 39 backup)
  • Feb 5th Nigel Olsson, rock guitarist/drummer (Elton John Band)
  • Feb 6th Frank Rich, US politician (?)
  • Feb 6th Manuel Orantes, tennis champ (US Open-1975)
  • Feb 6th Richie Zisk, baseball player
  • Feb 7th Alan Lancaster, bassist (Status Quo-Down Down, On the Level)
  • Feb 7th Sunil Wettimuny, cricket (Sri Lanka open batsman 1975-79 World Cups)
  • Feb 7th Paulo César Carpegiani, Brazilian footballer and coach
  • Feb 8th Brooke Adams, actress (Cynthia-OK Crackerby, Body Snatchers), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 8th Julia Barr, Ft Wayne Ind, actress (Brooke-All My Children)
  • Feb 8th Scott Allen, USA, skater (Olympic-bronze-1964)
  • Feb 9th Bernard Gallacher, British golfer
  • Feb 9th Janet Issaca Ashford, writer
  • Feb 9th Judith Light, (Angela-Who's the Boss, 1 Life to Live), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Feb 10th Joe Lavender, NFL cornerback, born in Rayville, Louisiana
  • Feb 10th Maxime Le Forestier, French singer
  • Feb 10th Harold Sylvester, American actor
  • Feb 11th Charlie Hargrett, rock guitarist (Blackfoot)
  • Feb 12th Gundappa Viswanath, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman of 70s)
  • Feb 12th Len Randle, baseball player (NY Mets)
  • Feb 12th Stanley Knight, country artist (Black Oak Arkansas-High on the Hog)
  • Feb 14th Ewa Aulin, actress (Candy, Fiorina LeVacca), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Feb 14th Jimmy Randell, rocker
  • Feb 14th Richard E Neal, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
  • Feb 15th Christopher Rouse, composer

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 18th South African Rev Andries P Treurnicht marries Engela Dreyer

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 28th NFL coach Tom Landry (24) weds Alicia Wiggs at St John the Divine Church in Houston, Texas

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 6th Diplomat Henry Kissinger (25) weds Ann Fleisher (23) in Washington Heights, Manhattan

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 11th CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (30) weds actress Buff Cobb (21) in Cook County, Illinois

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 30th Ice hockey goaltender Jacques Plante (20) weds Jacqueline Gagne in Quebec, Canada

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante

HeartWedding of Interest

May 21st Film director David Lean (41) weds actress and producer Ann Todd (40) in London

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 1st Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz wed for the second time

Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Comedienne/Actress
Lucille Ball
Actor Desi Arnaz
Actor
Desi Arnaz

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 11th NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle (23) weds artist Jane Coupe

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 11th Actress Hattie McDaniel (54) weds interior decorator Larry Williams in Yuma, Arizona

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 12th Religious leader Jim Jones (18) weds nurse Marceline Baldwin

Founder of the Peoples Temple cult Jim Jones
Founder of the Peoples Temple cult
Jim Jones

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 30th Filmmaker Billy Wilder (43) weds former singer Audrey Young

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
  • Jul 13th Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Jones (30) weds "Rebecca" film producer David O. Selznick (47) in Beverly Hills, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 9th Film and stage actor Jimmy Stewart (41) weds former model Gloria Hatrick McLean (31) at the Brentwood Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 11th Molecular biologist Francis Crick (33) weds artist Odile Speed (29)

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 12th Multi-Tony award-winning actress Angela Lansbury (23) weds actor and producer Peter Shaw (31) at St. Columba's Presbyterian Church of Scotland in London, England

  • Sep 15th Figure skater and actress Sonja Henie (36) weds Winthrop Gardner Jr
  • Sep 29th George Lascelles marries Maria Stein
  • Oct 1st Television host and comedian Johnny Carson (23) weds Joan Morrill Wolcott (23) at the North Platte Episcopalian Church

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 20th Constitutional lawyer Phyllis Schlafly (25) weds attorney John Fred Schlafly, Jr.

Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly
Eagle Forum President
Phyllis Schlafly

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 20th "Gone with the Wind" actor Clark Gable (48) weds socialite Sylvia Ashley (45)

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 24th Linguist Noam Chomsky (21) weds Carol Doris Schatz (19)

Linguist & Author Noam Chomsky
Linguist & Author
Noam Chomsky
  • Dec 25th British born actor "Notorious" Cary Grant (45) weds actress Betsy Drake (26)

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

May 31st Actress Doris Day (25) divorces saxophonist George Weidler (23) after 3 years of marriage

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 8th Actor Burgess Meredith (41) divorces actress Paulette Goddard (39) after 5 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 7th Actress Janet Leigh (22) divorces Stanley Reames after 4 years of marriage

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 129

  • Jan 1st Malcolm Campbell, English cyclist (world speed-record), dies at 63

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Jan 6th Victor Fleming, American film director ("Wizard of Oz", "Gone With Wind"), dies at 65

Director Victor Fleming
Director
Victor Fleming
  • Jan 9th Amilcare Zanella, composer, dies at 75
  • Jan 10th Erich von Drygalski, German geographer, geophysicist, and polar scientist (b. 1865)
  • Jan 14th Joaquín Turina, Spanish pianist/conductor/composer (Rima), dies at 66
  • Jan 15th Pompeo Aloisi, Italian baron/diplomat/senator, dies at 63
  • Jan 20th Josephus T J Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Stock Exchange), dies at 87
  • Jan 22nd William Thomas Walsh, American author (b. 1891)
  • Jan 25th Emil Axman, Czech composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 25th Makino Nobuaki, Japanese statesman (b. 1861)
  • Jan 27th Boris Asafiev, composer, dies at 64
  • Jan 28th Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist, composer, dies at 62
  • Jan 31st Henri de Vries, [Hendricus Walterop], actor (Cleopatra), dies at 84
  • Feb 1st Herbert Stothart, composer, dies at 63
  • Feb 5th Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa, composer, dies at 50
  • Feb 8th Franco Leoni, composer, dies at 81
  • Feb 8th Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin, composer, dies at 54
  • Feb 9th Poul Julius Ouscher Schierbeck, composer, dies at 60
  • Feb 12th Hassan al Banna, Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (b. 1906)
  • Feb 14th Yusuf Salman Yusuf, Iraqi-Assyrian communist leader (b. 1901)
  • Feb 18th Niceto A Zamora y Torres, premier of Spain (1931-36), dies at 71
  • Feb 19th Auguste Jean Maria Charles Serieyx, composer, dies at 83
  • Feb 21st Ernest Walker, composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 22nd Russell Porter, actor (Betsy, Hanna's War, British Empire), dies
  • Feb 28th Stanley Marchant, English composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 7th Francis Dodd, English artist (b. 1874)
  • Mar 10th James Rector, American athlete (b. 1884)
  • Mar 11th Juan Lamonte de Grignon, composer, dies at 76
  • Mar 12th Maria "Beppie" Bakker, Dutch actress/wife of Piet Vink Sr, dies at 95
  • Mar 13th Henri Giraud, French general (b. 1879)
  • Mar 14th John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (b. 1873)
  • Mar 17th Felix Bressart, actor (Escape, Ninotchka, Iceland), dies at 54
  • Mar 17th Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (b. 1882)
  • Mar 25th Hanns A Rauter, German SS-commandant in Netherland, executed at 54
  • Mar 28th Grigoras Dinicu, composer, dies at 59
  • Mar 30th Dattaram Dharmaji Hindlekar, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
  • Mar 30th Friedrich C R Bergius, chemist (brown coal, Nobel 1931), dies at 64
  • Apr 3rd Basil Harwood, composer, dies at 89
  • Apr 6th Stanley Christopherson, cricketer (1884, MCC Pres during WWII), dies
  • Apr 13th C V France, dies at 80
  • Apr 14th Joseph A Cushman, US paleontologist, dies at 68
  • Apr 15th Wallace Beery, US actor (The Champ), dies at 64
  • Apr 16th Sutan Ibrahim gelor Datuk Tan Malaka, Indon communist, executed at 54
  • Apr 18th Leonard Bloomfield, linguist/philosopher, dies
  • Apr 18th Will Hay, English comedian and actor (b. 1888)
  • Apr 19th Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (b. 1877)
  • Apr 28th Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (shot) (b. 1888)
  • May 6th A L Ochse, cricketer (10 wickets in 3 Tests for South Africa 1927-29), dies

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May 6th Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian philosopher (Nobel 1911), dies at 86

Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck
Author and Nobel Laureate
Maurice Maeterlinck
  • May 9th Louis II, Prince of Monaco, dies
  • May 11th Adrianus PHA de Kleyn, throat/nose/otologist (ear doctor), dies at 65
  • May 16th William Newzam Prior Nicholson, painter/engraver, dies
  • May 18th James T Adams, US historian (Pulitzer 1921)
  • May 20th Randolph West, American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (b. 1890)
  • May 21st Klaus Mann, German writer, dies at 42
  • May 22nd Hans Erich Pfitzner, Russian/German composer, dies at 80
  • May 22nd Klaus H T Mann, German/US writer (Turning Point), dies
  • May 24th Aleksey Shchusev, Russian architect (b. 1873)
  • May 25th Simon H Spoor, intelligence officer/general (WW II), dies at 47
  • May 27th Ropert L Ripley, cartoonist (Believe It or Not), dies at 55 in NY
  • Jun 2nd Dynam-Victor Fumet, composer, dies at 82
  • Jun 3rd Amedos Peter Giannine, founder of Bank of America dies at 79
  • Jun 10th Sigrid Undset, Norwegian writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)
  • Jun 11th Koci Xoxe, Albanian vice-premier, executed
  • Jun 11th Oton Zupanic, Slavs poet (Zimzelen pod snegom), dies at 71
  • Jun 19th Syed Zafarul Hasan, Prominent Muslim philosopher (b. 1885)
  • Jun 25th Buck Freeman, baseball player (b. 1871)
  • Jun 26th Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (b. 1876)
  • Jun 29th Walter Giffen, cricketer (brother of George, 3 Tests), dies
  • Jul 1st Louis Davids, [Simon David], cabaret artist, dies at 65
  • Jul 2nd Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria premier (1946-49), dies at 67
  • Jul 7th Bunk Johnson, American musician (b. 1879 or 1889)
  • Jul 8th Antun Sa'ada, Syrian rightwing politician, executed in Lebanon
  • Jul 8th Riccadro Pick-Mangiagalli, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 9th Fritz Bennicke Hart, composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 12th Douglas Hyde, first President of Ireland (b. 1860)
  • Jul 14th Frank Hearne, cricketer (2 Tests for England, 4 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Jul 16th Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian poet (b. 1866)
  • Jul 18th Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer (b. 1870)
  • Aug 9th Harry Davenport, actor (Cowboy & Lady, Enchanted Forest), dies at 83
  • Aug 9th Edward Thorndike, American psychologist (father of modern educational psychology), dies at 74
  • Aug 11th Karl Weigl, Austrian-American composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 14th Husni al-Barazi, premier of Syria, shot to death
  • Aug 14th Husni el-Zaim, president/dictator of Syria, shot to death

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Aug 16th Margaret Mitchell, US writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48

  • Aug 17th Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino jurist & politician (b. 1891)
  • Aug 18th Paul J Mares, US jazz trumpetist/composer (Tin Roof Blues), dies at 49
  • Aug 21st Gerhard von Keussler, composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 26th Nico van Suchtelen, publisher, dies at 70
  • Aug 27th Arthur Chesney, actor (Lodger, Chelsea Life), dies at 67
  • Aug 30th Arthur Fielder, England cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), dies
  • Aug 31st Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (actinium), dies
  • Aug 31st Paul Hoffer, German composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 7th José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter (b. 1883)
  • Sep 8th Richard Strauss, German composer (Also sprach Zarathustra), dies at 85
  • Sep 11th Henri Rabaud, French composer/conductor (L'ete), dies at 75

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Sep 13th August Krogh, Danish zoophysiologist, dies at 75

Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate August Krogh
Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate
August Krogh
  • Sep 18th Frank Morgan, actor (Wizard of Oz), dies at 59
  • Sep 19th Will Cuppy, American humorist (b. 1884)
  • Sep 19th George Shiels, Irish dramatist (b. 1886)