What Happened in 1951

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 433

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jan 12th 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 13th German general Christian Hansen freed early from Dutch prison
  • Jan 14th NFL Pro Bowl: 1st since 1942, Americans beat Nationals 28-27
  • Jan 15th "Cloud of Death" rolls down Mount Lamington, New Guinea kills 3-5,000
  • Jan 15th Supreme Court rule "clear & present danger" of incitement to riot is not protected speech & can be a cause for arrest
  • Jan 15th Ilse Koch, also known as "The Witch of Buchenwald", is sentenced to life imprisonment by a West German court
  • Jan 16th Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi
  • Jan 16th World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Tx, to 134th St, NYC)
  • Jan 17th China refuses ceases-fire in Korea
  • Jan 18th 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands
  • Jan 18th Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to "hate campaign against GDR"
  • Jan 18th NFL rules tackles, guards & centers ineligible for forward pass
  • Jan 18th NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts
  • Jan 18th 1951 NFL Draft: Kyle Rote from SMU first pick by New York Giants
  • Jan 21st Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open
  • Jan 22nd Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Johncrowe Ransom
  • Jan 22nd Fidel Castro is ejected from a Winter League baseball game after hitting a batter
  • Jan 23rd 3rd Emmy Awards: Alan Young Show, Alan Young & Gertrude Berg win
  • Jan 24th Dutch government Drees-van Schaik resigns
  • Jan 26th Mel Ott & Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 27th "Peter Pan" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 320 performances
  • Jan 27th US begins 126 nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site
  • Jan 28th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jan 28th "La Vie Commence Demain", which depicted artificial insemination & is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London
  • Jan 29th "Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • Jan 29th Baseball signs 6 year All-Star pact for TV-radio rights for $6 million
  • Jan 30th Belgium refuses to allow communists to make speeches on radio
  • Jan 31st 39th Women's Australian Championships: Nancye Wynne Bolton beats Thelma Coyne Long (6-1, 7-5)
  • Jan 31st 39th Men's Australian Championships: Dick Savitt beats Ken McGregor (6-3, 2-6, 6-3, 6-1)
  • Feb 1st -50°F (-46°C), Gavilan, New Mexico (state record)
  • Feb 1st 1st X-ray moving picture process demonstrated
  • Feb 1st 1st telecast of atomic explosion
  • Feb 1st Alfred Krupp & 28 other German war criminals freed
  • Feb 1st UN condemns People's Republic of China as aggressor in Korea
  • Feb 1st US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 2nd -35°F (-37°C), Greensburg, Indiana (state record until 1994)
  • Feb 2nd US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 3rd "Victor Borge Show" debuts on NBC TV
  • Feb 3rd Dick Button wins US skating title for 6th time
  • Feb 3rd Largest purse to date in horse racing, $144,323, won by Great Circle

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 11th 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 14th Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title

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

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6th 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 7th Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for 2nd time to win National Boxing Association world heavyweight title
  • Mar 7th Lillian Hellman's "Autumn Garden" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 8th Intl Table Tennis Federation bans Egypt (for refusing to play Israel)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 9th 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
Physicist
Edward Teller
  • Mar 10th "Where's Charley?" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 56 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 10th 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 12th Baseball Commish Happy Chandler loses fight (9-7) to stay in office
  • Mar 12th Communist troops driven out of Seoul
  • Mar 13th 2nd Dutch government of Drees forms
  • Mar 13th Israel demands DM 6.2 billion compensation from Germany

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 770

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 10th 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 12th Gil "The Bird" Moore, rocker (Triumph)
  • Feb 12th Steven Parent, Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
  • Feb 13th David Naughton, actor (My Sister Sam, Separate Vacations), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Feb 13th Greg Fulginiti, American mastering engineer
  • Feb 14th Kevin Keegan, British soccer player/manager (Newcastle United)
  • Feb 14th Michael Doucet, singer/musician (Beausoleil)
  • Feb 14th JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater
  • Feb 15th Jane Seymour, [Joyce Frankenberg], England, actress (Dr Quinn)
  • Feb 15th Melissa Manchester, vocalist (Don't Cry Out Loud), born in The Bronx, New York

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 27th 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 3rd 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 10th Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser (68) weds nurse Alyce Chester

Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser
Industrialist
Henry J. Kaiser

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 15th 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 7th Entertainer Frank Sinatra (34) marries 2nd wife film star Ava Gardner (26)

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner
Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer/Actor
Frank Sinatra

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 13th 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 23rd 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 29th Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 1st divorce from hotel heir Conrad Hilton Jr

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer/Actor
Frank Sinatra

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 177

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 5th 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 6th Élie Cartan, French mathematician (b. 1869)
  • May 7th Warner Baxter, dies at 62
  • May 9th Marie Ault, dies at 80
  • May 12th Oscar DePriest, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 80
  • May 13th Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, author (Issue Beukennoot), dies at 65
  • May 17th Karl Heinrich David, composer, dies at 66
  • May 25th Paula von Preradović, Croatian-born writer (b. 1887)
  • May 26th Lincoln Ellsworth, Arctic explorer, dies at 71
  • May 27th Thomas Blamey, soldier, dies
  • May 29th Dimitrios Levidis, composer, dies at 66
  • May 29th Fanny Brice, Zeigfield Girl (Baby Snooks Show), dies at 59
  • May 29th Josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer, dies at 91
  • May 29th Robert Kahn, German composer, dies at 85
  • May 30th Hermann Broch, writer, dies at 64
  • Jun 1st Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian, dies at 85
  • Jun 2nd Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher, dies at 83
  • Jun 2nd John Erskine, US writer/poet/pianist (Venus Love Goddess), dies at 71
  • Jun 4th Serge Koussevitsky, conductor/composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 6th Lionel Hallam, cricketer (England capt 1921), dies
  • Jun 6th Olive Tell, American actress (b. 1894)
  • Jun 7th Bobel, Braune, Naumann, Ohlendorf, Pohl, Schallenmair & Otto Schmidt, Nazi war criminals, hanged
  • Jun 8th Eugène Fiset, French Canadian military officer and politician (b. 1874)
  • Jun 11th Montagu Odd, cricket bat-maker (W G Grace), dies
  • Jun 14th Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician, dies at 73
  • Jun 17th Carl Vogler, Swiss composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 19th Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet (b. 1884)
  • Jun 21st Charles Dillon Perrine, American astronomer (b. 1867)
  • Jun 23rd Armin Knab, German composer (Wunderhorn), dies at 70
  • Jul 2nd Earnest F Sauerbruch, German nazi/surgeon, dies at 75