What Happened in 1950

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 517

  • Jan 1st Dutch government raises all wages 5%, minimally fl. 5 per week

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Jan 1st Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • Jan 1st The state of Ajaigarh is ceded to the Government of India.
  • Jan 2nd 36th Rose Bowl: #6 Ohio State beats #3 California, 17-14
  • Jan 2nd 16th Sugar Bowl: #2 Oklahoma beats #9 LSU, 35-0
  • Jan 2nd 16th Orange Bowl: #15 Santa Clara beats #11 Kentucky, 21-13
  • Jan 5th Carson McCuller's "Member of the Wedding" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 6th "Happy as Larry" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Jan 6th Britain recognizes Communist government of China
  • Jan 7th "Happy as Larry" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Jan 7th Hank Snow's 1st appearance on "Grand Ole Opry"
  • Jan 7th Mental health wing of Mercy Hospital burns, kills 41 (Davenport Ia)
  • Jan 12th Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die
  • Jan 12th USSR re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage & sabotage
  • Jan 14th "As the Girls Go" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 performances
  • Jan 14th US recalls all consular officials from China
  • Jan 15th 4,000 attend National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Wash DC
  • Jan 16th Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands recognize Israel
  • Jan 17th "Alive & Kicking" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 46 performances
  • Jan 17th The Great Brinks Robbery - 11 men rob $1.2M cash & $1.5M securities from armored car company Brink's offices in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 18th Christopher Fry's "Venus Observed," premieres in London
  • Jan 18th Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller's own suggestion
  • Jan 19th Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane
  • Jan 20th "Dance Me a Song" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 35 performances
  • Jan 20th Suriname becomes independent part in Realm of Netherlands
  • Jan 20th 1950 NFL Draft: Leon Hart from University of Notre Dame first pick by Detroit Lions
  • Jan 21st "Lend an Ear" closes at National Theater NYC after 460 performances
  • Jan 21st NY jury finds former State Dept official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury

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Jan 21st T. S. Eliot's play "The Cocktail Party" premieres in NYC

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • Jan 22nd Polly Riley wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • Jan 23rd 3rd edition of Joseph Kane's Famous 1st Facts published
  • Jan 23rd AP picks "Miracle Braves" of 1914 as greatest sports upset
  • Jan 23rd Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel
  • Jan 23rd NFL rule changes open way for 2-platoon system (offense & defense)
  • Jan 23rd Rebel army of cap Raymond Westerner occupies Bandung

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Jan 24th Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Jan 25th 73°F (23°C) highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in January
  • Jan 26th India becomes a republic, ceasing to be a British dominion
  • Jan 26th Constitution of India goes into effect
  • Jan 27th 2nd Emmy Awards: Ed Wynn Show & Texaco Star Theater win
  • Jan 28th Preston Tucker, auto maker, found not guilty of mail fraud
  • Jan 30th "Robert Montgomery Presents" dramatic anthology premieres on NBC TV
  • Jan 30th 38th Women's Australian Championships: Louise Brough Clapp beats Doris Hart (6-4, 3-6, 6-4)
  • Jan 30th 38th Men's Australian Championships: Frank Sedgman beats Ken McGregor (6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1)

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Jan 31st US President Harry Truman publicly announces support for the development of a hydrogen bomb

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Feb 1st USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes
  • Feb 1st Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland
  • Feb 2nd "Arms & the Girl" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 134 performances
  • Feb 2nd 1st broadcast of "What's My Line" on CBS-TV
  • Feb 3rd Nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs arrested on spying charges
  • Feb 4th 4th British Empire Games open in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Feb 7th Georges Bidault forms French government
  • Feb 7th Sen Joe McCarthy finds "communists" in US Department of State (equiv. Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Feb 7th US & Great Britain recognize Bao Dai Vietnamese regime

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 9th Sen Joseph McCarthy charges State Dept infested with 205 communists

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • Feb 11th "Rag Mop" by The Ames Brothers hits #1
  • Feb 11th 4th British Empire Games close in Auckland, New Zealand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 12th Albert Einstein warns against hydrogen bomb

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Feb 12th Sen Joe McCarthy claims to have list of 205 communist government employees
  • Feb 14th Moroney scores cricket twin centuries for Australia at Johannesburg
  • Feb 14th USSR & China sign peace treaty
  • Feb 15th KENS TV channel 5 in San Antonio, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 15th WM Inge's "Come Back, Little Sheba" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 15th WSYR (now WSTM) TV channel 3 in Syracuse, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting

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Feb 15th Walt Disney's "Cinderella" released

Animator Walt Disney
Walt Disney
  • Feb 16th Longest-running prime-time game show, "What's My Line" begins on CBS
  • Feb 16th Writers fail to elect anyone to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Feb 17th 31 die in a train crash in Rockville Center NY
  • Feb 18th "Dance Me a Song" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 35 performances
  • Feb 19th Ground-breaking ceremony held for Mississippi Vocational College (later Mississippi Valley State University)
  • Feb 20th Dylan Thomas arrives in NYC for his 1st US poetry reading tour
  • Feb 20th WOL-AM in Washington, D.C. swaps calls with WWDC
  • Feb 21st WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 22nd Brockway & Weinstock publish "Men of Music" (rev ed)
  • Feb 23rd 7th Golden Globes: All the King's Men, Broderick Crawford, & Olivia de Havilland win
  • Feb 24th Labour wins British parliamentary election

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Feb 25th "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon & Woody Allen

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Feb 26th Leonard Bernstein's "Age of Anxiety" premieres in NYC

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 27th General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Feb 28th "Alive & Kicking" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 46 performances
  • Mar 1st Chiang Kai-shek resumed the presidency of National China on Taiwan
  • Mar 1st Klaus Fuchs sentenced to 14 years for atomic espionage (London)
  • Mar 1st USSR issues golden roubles
  • Mar 3rd 3 months as National-American Football League takes back NFL name
  • Mar 6th Silly Putty goes on sale in the US
  • Mar 7th Ice Pairs Championship at London won by K Kennedy & P Kennedy (USA)
  • Mar 7th Ladies Figure Skating Championship in London won by Alena Vrzanova CZE
  • Mar 7th Men Figure Skating Championship in London won by Richard Button (USA)
  • Mar 8th 1st woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel (BR Walters)

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Mar 9th Willie Sutton robs Manufacturers Bank of $64,000 in NYC

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • Mar 12th Belgium votes (58%) for return of King Leopold III
  • Mar 12th Pope Pius XII encyclical "On combating atheistic propaganda"
  • Mar 13th General Motors reports net earnings of $656,434,232 (record)
  • Mar 14th FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins
  • Mar 15th Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Consul" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 269 performances
  • Mar 15th NYC hires Dr Wallace E Howell as its official "rainmaker"
  • Mar 16th 1st annual National Book Awards
  • Mar 17th Belgian government of Gaston Eyskens resigns due to constitutional crisis
  • Mar 17th Element 98 (Californium) announced
  • Mar 18th "Touch & Go" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 176 performances

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 717

  • Jan 1st Morgan Fisher, rock keyboardist (British Lions)
  • Jan 1st Svetlana Georgievna Beregovkina, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Jan 1st Yevgeni Vladimirovich Saley, cosmonaut
  • Jan 2nd David Shifrin, American classical clarinetist
  • Jan 3rd Victoria Principal, American actress (Earthquake, Pamela-Dallas), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • Jan 3rd Beth Anderson, American composer, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • Jan 5th Chris Stein, rock guitarist and co-founder of Blondie (Heart of Glass, Call Me) born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 5th Ioan Petru Culianu, Romanian-born professor (d. 1991)
  • Jan 5th John Manley, Canadian politician
  • Jan 5th Charlie Richmond, Canadian entrepreneur
  • Jan 6th Louis Freeh, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Jan 7th Erin Gray, actress (Silver Spoons, Buck Rogers), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jan 7th Ross Grimsley, American baseball player
  • Jan 7th Johnny Lever [John Prakasa Rao Janumala ], Indian Bollywood actor and comedian, born in Prakasam, Andhra Pradesh
  • Jan 7th Juan Gabriel, [Alberto Aguilera Valadez], Mexican singer, born in Michoacan state (d. 2016)
  • Jan 9th David Johansen, [Buster Poindexter], NY, singer (Hot! Hot! Hot!)
  • Jan 9th Rio Reiser, German rock singer (Ton Steine Scherben), (d. 1996)
  • Jan 12th Bob McEwen, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1981-93), born in Hillsboro, Ohio
  • Jan 12th Marilyn R Smith, American microbiologist, born in Americus, Georgia
  • Jan 12th Sheila Jackson Lee, American politician
  • Jan 12th Göran Lindblad, Swedish politician
  • Jan 12th Dorrit Moussaieff, First Lady of Iceland
  • Jan 12th Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (d. 1992)
  • Jan 13th Bob Forsch, American baseball player
  • Jan 13th John McNaughton, American film director
  • Jan 15th David Lynn Jones, Bexar Ark, country singer (Bonnie Jean)
  • Jan 15th Marius Trésor, French footballer
  • Jan 16th Debbie Allen, dancer/actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame), born in Houston, Texas
  • Jan 16th Jesse Dizon, American actor, born in Oceanside, California
  • Jan 16th Brian Castro, Australian author, born in Hong Kong
  • Jan 16th Damo Suzuki, Japanese singer (Can)
  • Jan 17th Luis López Nieves, Latin American writer
  • Jan 18th Claudia de Colombia, Bogato Columbia, spanish singer (Yo Creo En Ti)
  • Jan 18th Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer
  • Jan 18th John Hughes, director (Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Weird Science)
  • Jan 19th Sébastien Dhavernas, Quebec actor
  • Jan 19th Grant Nordman, Canadian politician
  • Jan 20th Henk Batenburgh, cabaret performer/singer (Waaldrecht)
  • Jan 20th Liza Goddard, British actress
  • Jan 20th Edward Hirsch. American poet
  • Jan 20th Chuck Lefley, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jan 20th Mahamane Ousmane, President of Niger
  • Jan 21st Billy Ocean, [Leslie S Charles], Trinidad, singer (Caribbean Queen)
  • Jan 21st Joseph R Tanner, Danville Ill, astronaut (STS 66, 82, sk: 97)
  • Jan 21st Richie Ranno, American rocker (Starz), born in The Bronz, New York
  • Jan 23rd Bill Cunningham, American original bass guitarist/keyboardist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 23rd Danny Federici, rocker (E Street Band)
  • Jan 23rd Richard Dean Anderson, actor (MacGyver, Emerald Pt NAS), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Jan 23rd Richard Gilliland, actor (Jonesy-Waltons, Tom-Heartland), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Jan 23rd John Greaves, English musician (Henry Cow, National Health)
  • Jan 23rd Luis Alberto Spinetta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 24th Daniel Auteuil, Algeria, actor (Elegant Criminal, Manon of Spring)
  • Jan 24th Benjamin Urrutia, Ecuadorian-born American writer
  • Jan 25th Gloria Naylor, US author (Women of Brewster Place)
  • Jan 25th Michael Cotton, rocker (Tubes)
  • Jan 26th Jorg Haider, Austrian polical leader (Austrian Freedom Pary)
  • Jan 26th Janet Lupo, American model
  • Jan 27th Amos Grunebaum, Israeli-born physician
  • Jan 27th Derek Acorah, English spirit medium
  • Jan 28th Barbi Benton, [Klein], California, Playboy model (Hee Haw, Sugar Time!)
  • Jan 28th David Carl Hilmers, Iowa, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 51-J, 26, 36, 42)
  • Jan 28th Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah, King of Bahrain
  • Jan 28th Bob Hay, American songwriter and musician
  • Jan 29th Ann Jillian, actress (Mr Mom, Jennifer Slept Here), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Jan 29th Jody Schecter, South African auto maker (World Driver's 1979)
  • Jan 30th Bruce Howard Lidington, actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses)
  • Jan 30th Silvia Bertolaccini, LPGA golfer
  • Jan 30th Trinidad Silva, American actor (d. 1988)
  • Feb 1st Mike Campbell, American guitarist and producer
  • Feb 2nd Barbara Sukowa, Germany, actress (Zentropia, Sicilian, Voyager, Lola)
  • Feb 2nd Osamu Kido, wrestler (NJPW/UWF)
  • Feb 3rd Michael Dickinson, British(?) reorganizer
  • Feb 3rd Morgan Fairchild, [Patsy McClenny], actress (Falcon Crest), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 4th James Dunn, US vocalist (Stylistics-You make me feel Brand New)
  • Feb 4th Pamela Franklin, actress (Satan's School for Girls), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Feb 4th Philip Ehart, rock drummer (Kansas)
  • Feb 4th Robert-John Stips, rock keyboardist/singer (The Nits)
  • Feb 5th Ann Sexton, US vocalist (You're Gone too Long)
  • Feb 6th Mike Batt, composer/arranger
  • Feb 6th Natalie Cole, vocalist (Pink Cadillac, Miss You Like Crazy), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • Feb 6th Punky Meadows, rock guitarist (Angel), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 6th Rich Glover, American NFL player, born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • Feb 7th Burt Hooton, baseball player
  • Feb 7th Marilyn Cochran, Burlington Vt, skier (Olympics-1972)
  • Feb 8th Jose Armando Lopez-Falcon, Cuba, cosmonaut
  • Feb 8th Michael Goodroe, rock bassist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • Feb 8th Ted Turner, rocker (Wishbone Ash)
  • Feb 8th Cristina Ferrare, American former supermodel and actress
  • Feb 9th Andrew N Meltzoff, developmental psychologist
  • Feb 9th Lloyd Weldon Keasor, Pumphrey Md, wrestler (Olympic-silver-1976)
  • Feb 9th Terry Hawkins, theatre administrator
  • Feb 9th Richard F. Colburn, American politician
  • Feb 10th Gail Rebuck, CEO (Random House)
  • Feb 10th Mark Spitz, Modesto California, swimmer (Oly-9 gold/silver/bronze-68, 72)
  • Feb 11th Clarence Ellis, NFLer
  • Feb 11th Earnest Jim Istook, (Rep-R-Oklahoma)
  • Feb 11th Johanna E "Joke" Beerens, actress (Schipper Next to God)
  • Feb 11th Rochelle Fleming, US soul vocalist (First Choice, Smarty Pants)
  • Feb 12th Michael Ironside, actor, (Starship Troopers)
  • Feb 12th Steve Hackett, rock guitarist (Genesis-Against All Odds/GTR)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 17th Natural history broadcaster David Attenborough (24) weds Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel

Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality David Attenborough
Natural History Filmmaker and TV Personality
David Attenborough

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 24th Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) weds Roberto Rossellini

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 14th Baseball manager Tom Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller

Baseball Manager Tom Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tom Lasorda

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 28th King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand marries Mon Rajawongse Sirikit at Sra Pathum Palace after a quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland July 19, 1949.

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej

HeartWedding of Interest

May 6th Elizabeth Taylor (18) marries for the 1st time to hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton (23)

HeartWedding of Interest

May 7th Actor Jack Lemmon (25) weds tv actress Cynthia Stone (24)

  • Jun 14th American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 2nd wife Kleo Apostolides

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 17th US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (24) weds Ethel Kennedy (25) at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife Ethel Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife
Ethel Kennedy

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 28th Actress Bette Davis (42) weds actor Gary Merrill (34) in Mexico

Actress Bette Davis
Bette Davis

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 17th Short story writer Dorothy Parker (57) weds screenwriter Alan Campbell (46)

Short Story Writer Dorothy Parker
Short Story Writer
Dorothy Parker

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 30th First Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew (27) weds lawyer Kwa Geok Choo (29) in Singapore

Founder of Modern Singapore Lee Kuan Yew
Founder of Modern Singapore
Lee Kuan Yew

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 17th Writer Jack Kerouac (28) weds Joan Haverty

Writer Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 8th NBA player Bob Cousy (22) weds his college sweetheart Missie Ritterbusch

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • Dec 25th Dick Tracy marries Tess Truehart

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 28th Author John Steinbeck (48) weds actress Elaine Anderson (36)

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 31st Heavyweight boxing champ Rocky Marciano (27) weds Barbara Cousins in Brockton

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 1st Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) divorces dentist Petter Aron Lindström after 12 years of marriage

  • Jul 5th Actress Bette Davis (42) divorces artist William Grant Sherry after more than 4 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 149

  • Jan 2nd Emil Jannings, actor (The Way of All Flesh), dies at 65
  • Jan 2nd James Dooley, Premier of New South Wales (b. 1877)
  • Jan 6th Isaiah Bowman, geographer/co-founder (Geographical Review), dies at 71
  • Jan 8th George Rowe, cricketer (15 wckts in 4 Tests for S Af 1895-1902), dies
  • Jan 8th Joseph A Schumpeter, Aus/US economist/Minister of Finance, dies at 66
  • Jan 8th Joseph Issac Shneerson, Jewish Lubavitch Chabal leader, dies
  • Jan 11th Karin Michaelis, writer, dies at 77
  • Jan 12th Koos van de Griend, composer, dies at 44
  • Jan 15th Gen Henry "Hap" Arnold, U.S. General of the Air Force (b. 1886)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 21st George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46

  • Jan 22nd Alan Hale, actor (Little John- The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 57
  • Jan 22nd Corinne Luchaire, French actress (b. 1921)
  • Jan 24th Bull Montana, actor (Son of Sheik), dies at 62
  • Jan 26th Betsy van den Arend, Dutch [Betje], actress (Miss Hobbs), dies at 78
  • Jan 28th Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician (b. 1883)
  • Jan 29th Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1885)
  • Feb 2nd Constantin Carathéodory, Greek mathematician (b. 1873)
  • Feb 3rd Karl Seitz, president of Austria, dies at 80
  • Feb 6th Georges Imbert, Alsatian chemist (b. 1884)
  • Feb 6th Frank Speck, American Anthropologist (Algonquin Tribes and Eastern Woodland Native Americans) dies at 68
  • Feb 10th Armen Tigran Tigranyan, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 10th Marcel Mauss, French sociologist (b. 1872)
  • Feb 13th Rafael Sabatini, Italian author (b. 1875)
  • Feb 14th Eduard Hermann, German linguist (Homer), dies at 80
  • Feb 14th Karl G Jansky, Czech discoverer of cosmic radio sources, dies at 44
  • Feb 16th David Denton, cricketer (England batsman in 11 Tests 1905-10), dies
  • Feb 18th Voranc Prezikov, [Lovro Kuhar], Slavic author (Jamnica), dies at 56
  • Feb 19th Edyth Walker, US singer, dies at 82
  • Feb 25th George Minot, American physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1885)
  • Feb 26th Harry Lauder (Maclennan), Scottish comic/singer, dies at about 75
  • Feb 27th Ivan Goll, French-German writer (the Landless John), dies at 58
  • Mar 2nd M Joseph V d'Arbaud, French poet/author (Li cant palustre), dies at 76
  • Mar 2nd Rosli Dhobi, pro-Indonesian Malay student, hanged in Kuching for the assassination of Duncan Stewart, British Governor of Sarawak
  • Mar 4th Adam Rainer, the only man in recorded human history ever to have been both a dwarf and a giant (b. 1899)
  • Mar 6th Lew Lehr, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), dies at 54
  • Mar 6th Albert Lebrun, President of France (b. 1871)
  • Mar 8th Jaroslav Kocian, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 10th Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (b. 1902)
  • Mar 11th Florence Arliss, actress (Disraeli), dies at 78
  • Mar 12th L Heinrich Mann, German/US writer (Between the Races), dies at 78
  • Mar 19th Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
  • Mar 20th Walter Eucken, German economist, dies at 59
  • Mar 23rd Douglas Carr, England cricket leg-spinner (Test 1909), dies
  • Mar 24th James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (b. 1865)
  • Mar 28th Georgine M "May" Basting, actress (Occupier), dies at 67
  • Mar 30th Leon Blum, French premier (People's Front Government), dies at 77

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 1st Charles R. Drew, surgeon/developer of blood bank concept, dies at 45

Surgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. Drew
Surgeon and Medical Researcher
Charles R. Drew
  • Apr 3rd Adolf Wiklund, composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 3rd Carter G Woodson, American historian (African American studies), dies at 74
  • Apr 3rd Kurt Julian Weill, German composer (Dreigroschenoper), dies at 50
  • Apr 7th Walter Huston, dies at 66
  • Apr 8th Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63
  • Apr 8th Vaslav Fromich Nijinsky, Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies in London
  • Apr 14th Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian philosopher (b. 1879)
  • Apr 19th Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th baron Berners/composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 22nd Charles H Houston, architect of NAACP legal campaign, dies at 54
  • Apr 26th G. Murray Hulbert, American politician (b. 1881)
  • Apr 27th Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski, composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 27th Karl Straube, German organist/conductor, dies
  • May 6th Agnes Smedley, writer, dies
  • May 8th Franklin Dyall, dies at 76
  • May 8th Vital Brazil, Brazilian physician (b. 1865)
  • May 9th Esteban Terradas i Illa, Catalan mathematician, scientist, and engineer (b. 1883)
  • May 10th John G Fletcher, US poet (Burning Mountain), dies
  • May 10th Belle da Costa Greene, librarian, bibliographer, archivist (b. 1883)
  • May 17th Eduardo Fabini, composer, dies at 67
  • May 24th Archibald Wavell, British general (b. 1883)
  • May 26th Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Bolshoi Theater), dies
  • Jun 2nd Stanislas Bizot, French checker player (world champ 1925), dies at 70
  • Jun 4th Sam Staples, cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1927-28), dies
  • Jun 17th Syed Wazir Ali, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies
  • Jun 20th Claude Jennings, cricketer (Aust opening bat in 1912 Triangular), dies
  • Jun 22nd Julio Fonseca, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 27th Milada Horakova, Czech advocate/anti fascist, hanged
  • Jun 28th Henry Balfour Gardiner, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 1st Edward Faber Schneider, composer, dies at 77
  • Jul 1st Eliel Saarinen, Fins/US architect (Chicago Trib building), dies at 76
  • Jul 1st Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (b. 1865)
  • Jul 5th Kenneth Shadrick, Pvt from WV becomes 1st US fatality in Korean War
  • Jul 5th Salvatore Giuliano, Sicilian bandit, shot by police
  • Jul 6th Fats Navarro, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1923)
  • Jul 8th Othmar Spann, Austrian economist/sociologist (Wahre State), dies at 71
  • Jul 11th Timotei Popovici, composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 12th Elsie de Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (b. 1865)
  • Jul 14th Āpirana Ngata, a prominent Maori New Zealand politician and lawyer, dies at 76
  • Jul 17th Evangeline Booth, the 4th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1865)
  • Jul 18th Carl Clinton Van Doren, US literary (The Nation), dies at 64
  • Jul 21st Albert Riemenschneider, composer, dies at 71

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 22nd Mackenzie King, 10th Prime Minister of Canada (1921-30, 1935-48), dies of pneumonia at 75

10th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King
10th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie King
  • Jul 29th Joe Fry, British racing driver (b. 1915)
  • Aug 5th Emil Abderhalden, Swiss physiologist/bio-chemistry, dies at 73
  • Aug 8th Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, founder National-India Party, dies
  • Aug 8th Nicolai Yakovlevich Miaskovsky, composer, dies at 69
  • Aug 8th Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman (b. 1879)
  • Aug 18th Julien Lahaut, chairman Belgian Communist Party, murdered
  • Aug 19th Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist (b. 1871)
  • Aug 22nd Kirk Bryan, American geologist (b. 1888)
  • Aug 24th Ernst Wiechert, writer, dies at 63
  • Aug 25th Earl Caddock, professional wrestler (b. 1888)
  • Aug 27th Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (Fuoco Grande), dies at 41