What Happened in 1951

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 433

  • Jan 1 Massive Chinese/North Korean assault on UN-lines
  • Jan 1 37th Rose Bowl: #9 Michigan beats #5 California, 14-6
  • Jan 1 17th Sugar Bowl: #7 Kentucky beats #1 Oklahoma, 13-7
  • Jan 1 17th Orange Bowl: #10 Clemson beats #15 Miami (FL), 15-14
  • Jan 2 Philip Barry's "Second Threshold," premieres in NYC
  • Jan 3 9 Jewish Kremlin physicians "exposed" as British/US agents
  • Jan 3 Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (US athlete of 1950)
  • Jan 4 Chinese forces capture Seoul (Korean War)
  • Jan 5 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Ponte Vedra Beach Women's Golf Open
  • Jan 6 "Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 performances
  • Jan 6 Indianapolis beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes
  • Jan 6 Ganghwa massacre: Hundreds of South Korean communist sympathisers are slaughtered
  • Jan 8 Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow (the Bermuda petrel) is rediscovered in Bermuda
  • Jan 9 "Life After Tomorrow", 1st film to receive an "X" rating, premieres
  • Jan 9 Washington Capitals NBA club folds
  • Jan 10 1st jet passenger trip made
  • Jan 10 UN headquarters opens in Manhattan NY

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jan 12 Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • Jan 13 German general Christian Hansen freed early from Dutch prison
  • Jan 14 NFL Pro Bowl: 1st since 1942, Americans beat Nationals 28-27
  • Jan 15 "Cloud of Death" rolls down Mount Lamington, New Guinea kills 3-5,000
  • Jan 15 Supreme Court rule "clear & present danger" of incitement to riot is not protected speech & can be a cause for arrest
  • Jan 15 Ilse Koch, also known as "The Witch of Buchenwald", is sentenced to life imprisonment by a West German court
  • Jan 16 Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi
  • Jan 16 World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Tx, to 134th St, NYC)
  • Jan 17 China refuses ceases-fire in Korea
  • Jan 18 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands
  • Jan 18 Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to "hate campaign against GDR"
  • Jan 18 NFL rules tackles, guards & centers ineligible for forward pass
  • Jan 18 NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts
  • Jan 18 1951 NFL Draft: Kyle Rote from SMU first pick by New York Giants
  • Jan 21 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open
  • Jan 22 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Johncrowe Ransom
  • Jan 22 Fidel Castro is ejected from a Winter League baseball game after hitting a batter
  • Jan 23 3rd Emmy Awards: Alan Young Show, Alan Young & Gertrude Berg win
  • Jan 24 Dutch government Drees-van Schaik resigns
  • Jan 26 Mel Ott & Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 27 "Peter Pan" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 320 performances
  • Jan 27 US begins 126 nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site
  • Jan 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jan 28 "La Vie Commence Demain", which depicted artificial insemination & is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London
  • Jan 29 "Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • Jan 29 Baseball signs 6 year All-Star pact for TV-radio rights for $6 million
  • Jan 30 Belgium refuses to allow communists to make speeches on radio
  • Jan 31 39th Women's Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Thelma Coyne Long (6-1, 7-5)
  • Jan 31 39th Men's Australian Championships: Dick Savitt beats Ken McGregor (6-3, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1)
  • Feb 1 -50°F (-46°C), Gavilan, New Mexico (state record)
  • Feb 1 1st X-ray moving picture process demonstrated
  • Feb 1 1st telecast of atomic explosion
  • Feb 1 Alfred Krupp & 28 other German war criminals freed
  • Feb 1 UN condemns People's Republic of China as aggressor in Korea
  • Feb 1 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 2 -35°F (-37°C), Greensburg, Indiana (state record until 1994)
  • Feb 2 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 3 "Victor Borge Show" debuts on NBC TV
  • Feb 3 Dick Button wins US skating title for 6th time
  • Feb 3 Largest purse to date in horse racing, $144,323, won by Great Circle

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 3 Tennessee Williams' "Rose Tattoo" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
  • Feb 4 US female Figure Skating championship won by Sonya Klopfer
  • Feb 4 US male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • Feb 6 "Broker Special" train crashes in Woodbridge NJ, killing 84

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 6 Radio commentator Paul Harvey arrested for trying to sneak into Argonne National Laboratory, a nuclear test site located 20 miles (32 km) west of Chicago

ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey
ABC Radio Broadcaster
Paul Harvey
  • Feb 6 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site Argonne Atomic Lab (Ill), to demonstrate lax in security
  • Feb 9 St Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45
  • Feb 10 "John & Marsha" by Stan Freberg peaks at #21

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 11 Kwame Nkrumah wins 1st parliamentary election in the Gold Coast (Ghana)

First President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 14 Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • Feb 16 NYC passes bill prohibiting racism in city-assisted housing
  • Feb 16 SF City Hall dome fire
  • Feb 18 3 City College of NY basketball players admit to accepting bribes
  • Feb 18 Nepal becomes a constitutional monarchy
  • Feb 18 Netherlands Radio School forms
  • Feb 21 SC House urges "Shoeless Joe" Jackson be reinstated
  • Feb 22 4th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "All About Eve" Best Film
  • Feb 24 "Bless You All" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 84 performances
  • Feb 24 Ice Pairs Championship at Milan won by Ria Baran & Paul Falk of GER
  • Feb 24 Ladies' Figure Skating Champion in Milan won by Jeanette Altwegg of Great Britain
  • Feb 24 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Milan won by Richard Button USA
  • Feb 25 "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 278 perf
  • Feb 25 1st Pan American Games opens (Buenos Aires Argentina)
  • Feb 25 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins Orlando Florida 2 Ball Golf Tournament
  • Feb 26 Bread rationing in Czechoslovakia
  • Feb 27 22nd amendment ratified, limiting US Presidents to 2 terms
  • Feb 28 French government of Pleven dissolves
  • Feb 28 Senate committee reports of at least 2 major US crime syndicates

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Feb 28 8th Golden Globes: Sunset Boulevard, Jose Ferrer, & Gloria Swanson win

  • Mar 2 1st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-94 at Boston
  • Mar 3 Bill Mikvy (Temple) scores NCAA basketball record 73 pts
  • Mar 6 Belgium extends conscription to 24 months

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 The trial of Julius Rosenberg and his wife Ethel Rosenberg begins

Alleged Soviet Spy Julius Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Julius Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg
  • Mar 7 Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for 2nd time to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title
  • Mar 7 Lillian Hellman's "Autumn Garden" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 8 Intl Table Tennis Federation bans Egypt (for refusing to play Israel)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 9 Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam submit a classified paper at the Los Alamos lab, in which they proposed their revolutionary new design, staged implosion, for a practical megaton-range hydrogen bomb

Physicist Edward Teller
Edward Teller
  • Mar 10 "Where's Charley?" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 56 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 10 FBI director J. Edgar Hoover declines post of baseball commissioner

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • Mar 12 Baseball Commish Happy Chandler loses fight (9-7) to stay in office
  • Mar 12 Communist troops driven out of Seoul
  • Mar 13 2nd Dutch government of Drees forms
  • Mar 13 Israel demands DM 6.2 billion compensation from Germany

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 769

  • Jan 1 Frans Kellendonk, author (Ruin, The Good for Nothing)
  • Jan 1 Ashfaq Hussain, Urdu poet
  • Jan 1 Nana Patekar, Indian film and stage actor
  • Jan 1 Hans-Joachim Stuck, German race car driver
  • Jan 2 Nadia Cassini, [Gianna Lou Muller], Woodstock NY, model (Oui)
  • Jan 2 Alexander Pogrebinsky, Russian painter
  • Jan 3 Frank Chikane, sec-gen of South African Council of Churches
  • Jan 3 Gary Nairn, Australian politician
  • Jan 4 Barbara Ann Cochran, Claremont NH, slalom skier (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Jan 4 Peter Haycock, rock guitarist (All Along the Watchtower), (d. 2013)
  • Jan 5 Steve Arnold, English footballer
  • Jan 6 Kim Wilson, rocker (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • Jan 6 Don Gullett, American baseball player
  • Jan 7 Talgat Amangeldyyevich Musabayev, Russian mjr/cosmonaut (TM-19, TM-27)
  • Jan 7 Mike Ward, Democratic Congressman for Kentucky & radio talk show host
  • Jan 8 John McTiernan, actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man), born in Albany, New York
  • Jan 8 Paul Dresher, composer
  • Jan 8 Kenny Anthony, Saint Lucian politician
  • Jan 9 Crystal Gayle, Ky, country singer (Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue)
  • Jan 10 Kathleen Bradley, model (Price is Right), born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Jan 11 Willie Maddren, English former footballer (d. 2000)
  • Jan 12 Bill Madlock, 4X NL batting champ (Chicago Cubs)
  • Jan 12 Chris Bell, rock guitarist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 12 Drew Pearson, former NFL all-pro receiver
  • Jan 12 Kirstie Alley, Wichita Ks, actress (Star Trek II, Cheers-Rebecca)
  • Jan 12 Larry Hoppens, rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
  • Jan 12 Rush Limbaugh, Girardeau Missouri, American right wing radio personality
  • Jan 12 Ann Althouse, American law professor
  • Jan 14 Gil Pak Jong, Korea PR, judo (Olympic-1976)
  • Jan 14 William Risrook, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 15 Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist (Chico and the Man, Love Boat)

Actress Charo
  • Jan 15 Martha Davis, California, vocalist/guitar (Motels-Only the Lonely, Shame)
  • Jan 16 Richard Thompson, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • Jan 17 Rolando Thoeni, Italy, slalom (Olympic-bronze-1972)
  • Jan 18 Bob Latchford, English footballer
  • Jan 18 Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist (d. 1982)
  • Jan 20 Magomed Omarovich Tolboyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jan 20 Ivan Fischer, Hungarian conductor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 21 Eric Holder, 82nd Attorney General of the United States, born in NYC, New York

82nd Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder
82nd Attorney General of the United States
Eric Holder
  • Jan 21 Eric Holder, American lawyer and judge (1st African American US Attorney General 2009-2015), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 22 Ondrej Nepela, Slovak figure skater (d. 1989)
  • Jan 23 Margaret Johnson Bailes, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-1968), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 23 Michael Matz, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96)
  • Jan 24 Yakov Smirnoff, Russia, comedian (It's a wonderful country)
  • Jan 25 Steve Prefontaine, American runner (5K 1972 Olympics 4th), born in Coos Bay, Oregon (d. 1975)
  • Jan 26 Andy Hummell, rock bassist (Big Star), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 26 David Briggs, rock guitarist (Little River Band-Help is on it's Way)
  • Jan 26 Jarmila Kratochvilova, Czech, 400m/800m runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • Jan 26 Walt Willey, Ottawa Ill, actor (Jackson Montgomery-All My Children)
  • Jan 27 Brian Downey, rock drummer (Thin Lizzy-Boys are Back in Town)
  • Jan 27 Scott Lane, actor (Gary-McKeever & the Colonel), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Seth Justman, rock keyboardist (J Geils Band-Centerfold), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 28 Gordon Prentice, British MP
  • Jan 28 Leonid Konstantinovich Kadenyuk, Kkishkov Ukraine, astronaut (STS 87)
  • Jan 28 William Nelson Jr, US bassist (Connections & Disconnections)
  • Jan 28 Brian Bilbray, American politician
  • Jan 29 Andy Roberts, cricketer (brilliant WI quickie with 202 wickets 74-84)
  • Jan 30 Bobby Stokes, footballer
  • Jan 30 Charles S Dutton, Balt Md, actor (Alien 3, Crocodile Dundee 2, Roc)
  • Jan 30 Clifford Leon Anderson, rocker (Cure)
  • Jan 30 Marv Ross, rocker (Quarterflash)
  • Jan 30 Phil Collins, England, singer/drummer (Genesis-Against All Odds)
  • Jan 30 Trevor Laughlin, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1978-79)
  • Jan 31 Harry Casey, [KC], rock vocalist (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
  • Jan 31 Phil Manzanera, rock guitarist (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together)
  • Jan 31 Presiley Baxendale, British QC
  • Jan 31 Dave Benton, Aruban-born singer
  • Feb 1 Andrew Smith, British MP
  • Feb 2 Alphonso Johnson, American jazz bassist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 2 Kim Zimmer, actress (Guiding Light, Doctors, One Life to Live), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Feb 3 Felipe Munoz, Mexico, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • Feb 3 Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian football manager
  • Feb 4 Patrick Bergin, Irish actor
  • Feb 4 Dariush Eghbali, Iranian singer and musician
  • Feb 4 Stan Papi, American baseball player
  • Feb 5 Elizabeth Swados, composer/playwright (1972 TONY), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2016)
  • Feb 6 Maria Christina, Belgian princess/daughter of Leopold III
  • Feb 6 Marco Antônio, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 6 Margo [Margeret Catherine O'Donnell ], County Donegal Ireland, Irish singer
  • Feb 6 Jacques Villeret, French film actor (d. 2005)
  • Feb 7 Benny Ayala, baseball player
  • Feb 7 Manfred Schumann, German FR, bobsled (Olympic-silver/bronze-1976)
  • Feb 8 Camille LaPierre, NHLer
  • Feb 8 Z'EV, American text/sound artist (born Stefan Weisser)
  • Feb 9 Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas, saxophonist (Kool & Gang-Celebration)
  • Feb 9 Jay Inslee, (Rep-D-Washington)
  • Feb 9 Penny Peyser, Irvington NY, actress (Rich Man Poor Man, Knots Landing)
  • Feb 10 Roxanne Pulitzer, author (Prize Pulitzer), born in Glendale, California
  • Feb 10 Zeudi Araya, Asmara Ethiopia, Miss Ethiopia (1969)
  • Feb 10 Bob [Robert] Iger, American entertainment executive (CEO of The Walt Disney Company), born in New York City

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 10 Bob Iger, American businessman (CEO of The Walt Disney Company), born in New York City, New York

CEO of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger
CEO of The Walt Disney Company
Bob Iger
  • Feb 12 Gil "The Bird" Moore, rocker (Triumph)
  • Feb 12 Steven Parent, Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • Feb 13 David Naughton, actor (My Sister Sam, Separate Vacations), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Feb 13 Greg Fulginiti, American mastering engineer
  • Feb 14 Kevin Keegan, British soccer player/manager (Newcastle United)
  • Feb 14 Michael Doucet, singer/musician (Beausoleil)
  • Feb 14 JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater
  • Feb 15 Jane Seymour, [Joyce Frankenberg], England, actress (Dr Quinn)
  • Feb 15 Melissa Manchester, vocalist (Don't Cry Out Loud), born in The Bronx, New York

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 8 Actor Burgess Meredith (43) weds ballerina Kaja Sundsten

  • Feb 10 Shah of Persia marries 19 year old Soraja Esfandiara Bakhtiari

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 27 Activist W.E.B. Du Bois (83) weds award-winning author Shirley Graham (54) in Queens, New York

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 3 Actress and singer Doris Day (29) marries producer Martin Melcher (35) in Burbank

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 10 Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser (68) weds nurse Alyce Chester

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Henry J. Kaiser

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 18 Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (28) weds Joyce Halverson

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Charles M. Schulz

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 2 "The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (45) weds UNESCO delegate Howland H. Sargeant

Actress Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 4 Actress Janet Leigh (23) weds actor Tony Curtis (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut

Actress Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 3 Author Maya Angelou (23) weds Thomas J. Angelos

Author, Poet and Actress Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Actress
Maya Angelou

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 31 Musician Ray Charles (20) weds Eileen Williams in Georgia

Musician Ray Charles
Ray Charles

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 1 Actor Max Von Sydow (22) weds actress Christina Olin

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 15 Actor Peter Sellers (26) weds actress Anne Howe in London, England

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 7 Entertainer Frank Sinatra (34) marries 2nd wife film star Ava Gardner (26)

Actress Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner
Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 14 Musician Louis Jordan (43) weds dancer Vicky Hayes

Musician Louis Jordan
Louis Jordan

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 13 British PM Margaret Thatcher (26) weds businessman Denis Thatcher (36) at Wesley's Chapel in City Road, London

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 23 MLB centerfielder Mickey Mantle (20) weds author Merlyn Mantle (19) in Commerce, Oklahoma

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 29 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 1st divorce from hotel heir Conrad Hilton Jr

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 20 Actor Jackie Coogan (36) divorces Ann McCormack after 5 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 29 Singer/actor Frank Sinatra and 1st wife Nancy (Barbato) divorce due to infidelity after 12 years of marriage

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 177

  • Jan 2 Sir William Campion, Governor of Western Australia (b. 1870)
  • Jan 3 Ferdinand [Fred] Barlow, French composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 5 Andrei P Platonov, Russian author (Prok, Kotlovan), dies at 51
  • Jan 7 Johanna C H "Nelly" Bodenheim, painter (Luilekkerland), dies at 76
  • Jan 7 René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (b. 1886)
  • Jan 10 Athos Palma, Argentine composer, dies at 59
  • Jan 10 Harry Sinclair Lewis, US writer (Nobel 1930), dies at 65
  • Jan 10 Sinclair Lewis, writer, dies at 65
  • Jan 10 Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (b. 1890)
  • Jan 18 Robert Mark, US chairman (Caste World Congress), dies at 41
  • Jan 19 Constantin Nottara, composer, dies at 60
  • Jan 22 Eastwood Lane, composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 22 Karl Nessler, inventor of the perm (b. 1872)
  • Jan 28 Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, president of Finland (b.1867)
  • Jan 29 James Bridie, [Osborne Henry Mavor], dramatist, dies
  • Jan 29 Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (b. 1880)
  • Jan 30 Ferdinand Porsche, German car inventor (Porsche), dies at 75
  • Feb 9 Eddy Duchin, American musician (b. 1910)
  • Feb 10 Joseph Bovet, composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 12 Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (b. 1897)
  • Feb 13 Lloyd C. Douglas, American author (b. 1877)
  • Feb 16 Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State), dies at 65
  • Feb 17 Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan, composer, dies at 94
  • Feb 18 Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Crusade), dies at 85

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 19 Andre Gide, French writer (Nobel 1947), dies of pneumonia at 81

Writer André Gide
André Gide
  • Feb 20 Howard Brockway, composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 21 Anton Roemer, Dutch actor (Gay Death), dies at 63
  • Feb 27 Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, dies at 91
  • Feb 28 Vsevolod Vishnevsky, Russian playwright and journalist, dies at 50
  • Mar 6 Ivor Novello, actor/writer (Lodger, Phantom Fiend), dies at 58
  • Mar 6 Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian politician and statesman (b. 1880)
  • Mar 7 Ali Razmara, Shah of Iran (1950-51), assassinated
  • Mar 7 Ivor Novello, British writer (Keep the Home Fires Burning), dies at 58
  • Mar 7 Shah Ali Razmara, of Iran, assassinated
  • Mar 8 Honeymoon Killers, dies in electric chair
  • Mar 8 John Winter Thompson, composer, dies at 83
  • Mar 10 Kijūrō Shidehara, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1872)
  • Mar 11 Philippe of Isacker, Belgian minister, dies at 66
  • Mar 13 Alfred Hugenberg, German RC pres-dir of Krupp/media magnate, dies
  • Mar 13 James I Wedgwood, British theosophist/Catholic bishop, dies at 67
  • Mar 15 John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-born astronomer (b. 1889)
  • Mar 20 Jan Ingenhoven, composer, dies at 74
  • Mar 20 Kathleen Lockhart Manning, composer, dies at 60
  • Mar 22 J Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (Mattheus Passion), dies at 79

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 25 Eddie Collins, Hall of Fame baseball infielder (White Sox, A's) and manager, dies of heart problems at 63

Baseball Legend Eddie Collins
Baseball Legend
Eddie Collins
  • Mar 26 James F. Hinkle, American politician, sixth Governor of New Mexico (d. 1864)
  • Mar 31 Ralph Forbes, actor (Riptide, Shock, Shock), dies at 45
  • Apr 1 Clement D'Hooghe, Belgian composer, dies at 51
  • Apr 2 Simon Barere, pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall
  • Apr 3 Johannes C Kielstra, Dut economist/gov (Suriname 1933-44), dies at 72
  • Apr 4 Al Christie, Canadian film director and producer (b. 1881)
  • Apr 4 George Albert Smith, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church) (b. 1870)
  • Apr 5 Edward Rigby, dies at 72
  • Apr 6 Halfdan Cleve, composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 9 Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Hadji Aga), dies at 48
  • Apr 9 Vilhelm F K Bjerknes, Norwegian/US physicist/meteorology, dies at 89
  • Apr 12 Harold Vincent Milligan, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 16 Emile Erens, Dutch hagiographer (Pastor of Ars), dies at 85
  • Apr 18 António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (b. 1869)
  • Apr 20 Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1873)
  • Apr 22 Stanley Ridges, actor (possessed, Sgt York, Mr Ace), dies at 59
  • Apr 22 Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist (b. 1870)
  • Apr 23 Charles G. Dawes, Vice President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1865)
  • Apr 25 Jerzy Fitelberg, composer, dies at 47
  • Apr 26 John Alden Carpenter, US composer (Sea Drift), dies at 75
  • Apr 26 Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (b. 1868)
  • Apr 27 Philip Albert Myburgh Hands, cricketer (7 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Apr 29 Jules Verstraete, [Julien G de Graef], actor (Boefje), dies at 67
  • Apr 29 Ludwig J J Wittgenstein, Austria/English philosopher, dies at 62
  • May 5 Eddie Dunn, comedian (Face to Face, Spin the Picture), dies at 54

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 5 Leo Diegel, American golfer, dies of throat and lung cancer at 52

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • May 6 Élie Cartan, French mathematician (b. 1869)
  • May 7 Warner Baxter, dies at 62
  • May 9 Marie Ault, dies at 80
  • May 12 Oscar DePriest, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 80
  • May 13 Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, author (Issue Beukennoot), dies at 65
  • May 17 Karl Heinrich David, composer, dies at 66
  • May 25 Paula von Preradović, Croatian-born writer (b. 1887)
  • May 26 Lincoln Ellsworth, Arctic explorer, dies at 71
  • May 27 Thomas Blamey, soldier, dies
  • May 29 Dimitrios Levidis, composer, dies at 66
  • May 29 Fanny Brice, Zeigfield Girl (Baby Snooks Show), dies at 59
  • May 29 Josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer, dies at 91
  • May 29 Robert Kahn, German composer, dies at 85
  • May 30 Hermann Broch, writer, dies at 64
  • Jun 1 Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian, dies at 85
  • Jun 2 Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher, dies at 83
  • Jun 2 John Erskine, US writer/poet/pianist (Venus Love Goddess), dies at 71
  • Jun 4 Serge Koussevitsky, conductor/composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 6 Lionel Hallam, cricketer (England capt 1921), dies
  • Jun 6 Olive Tell, American actress (b. 1894)
  • Jun 7 Bobel, Braune, Naumann, Ohlendorf, Pohl, Schallenmair & Otto Schmidt, Nazi war criminals, hanged
  • Jun 8 Eugène Fiset, French Canadian military officer and politician (b. 1874)
  • Jun 11 Montagu Odd, cricket bat-maker (W G Grace), dies
  • Jun 14 Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • Jun 17 Carl Vogler, Swiss composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 19 Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet (b. 1884)
  • Jun 21 Charles Dillon Perrine, American astronomer (b. 1867)
  • Jun 23 Armin Knab, German composer (Wunderhorn), dies at 70
  • Jul 2 Earnest F Sauerbruch, German nazi/surgeon, dies at 75