What Happened in 1951 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 433

  • Mar 14 During Korean War, US/UN forces recapture Seoul
  • Mar 14 Earthquake at Euskirchen, Germany
  • Mar 15 Persia nationalizes Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
  • Mar 17 Government of Drees takes power
  • Mar 17 Test Cricket debut of Brian Statham, England v NZ at Christchurch
  • Mar 18 Pat O'Sullivan wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • Mar 19 Herman Wouk's "Caine Mutiny" published
  • Mar 20 Indonesian army offensive against Darul Islam on Java
  • Mar 20 Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded.
  • Mar 21 2,900,000 US soldiers in Korea

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Mar 21 Julius & Ethel Rosenberg convicted of espionage

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg
  • Mar 23 Wages in France increase 11%
  • Mar 25 5th Tony Awards: Guys & Dolls & Rose Tattoo win
  • Mar 25 E Purcell & EM Ewen detect 21-cm radiation at Harvard physics lab
  • Mar 26 Patty Berg wins LPGA Sandhills Women's Golf Open

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Mar 26 United States Air Force flag officially adopted by President Harry S. Truman

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • Mar 27 13th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Kansas 68-58

Music releaseMusic Recording

Mar 27 Frank Sinatra records "I'm a Fool to Want You"

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • Mar 29 "King & I" opens at St James Theater NYC for 1246 performances
  • Mar 29 23rd Academy Awards: "All About Eve", Judy Holliday & J Ferrer win
  • Mar 29 Julius Rosenberg and his wife Ethel Rosenberg are convicted of espionage and sentenced to death
  • Mar 31 US tanks exceed 38° of latitude in Korea
  • Apr 3 Christopher Fry's "Sleep of Prisoners" premieres in Oxford

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Apr 4 Dutch Prince Bernhard visits Juan & Eva Peron in Buenos Aires

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón
First Lady of Argentina
Eva Perón

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 7 15th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan
  • Apr 7 American Bowling Congress begins 1st masters tournament
  • Apr 7 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • Apr 7 105th Grand National: John Bullock aboard Nickel Coin wins
  • Apr 11 US President Harry Truman fires Gen Douglas McArthur
  • Apr 12 Israeli Knesset officially designated April 13 as Holocaust Day
  • Apr 15 Michael Gorsira is 1st person in charge of Curacao
  • Apr 16 British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75

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Apr 17 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle's 1st game, he goes 1 for 4

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Apr 18 "Make a Wish" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 102 performances
  • Apr 18 Dutch Antilles government of Da Costa Gomez forms
  • Apr 18 France, West Germany & Benelux form European Steel & Coal Community
  • Apr 19 "Tree Grows in Brooklyn" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 267 performances
  • Apr 19 55th Boston Marathon won by Shigeki Tanaka of Japan in 2:27:45

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Apr 19 Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur
  • Apr 20 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • Apr 20 Velsen city council demands investigation of police collaborators
  • Apr 20 4th Cannes Film Festival: "Miss Julie" directed by Alf Sjoberg and "Miracle in Milan" directed by Vittorio De Sica jointly awarded the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • Apr 21 5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 21 Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1
  • Apr 22 Ticker-tape parade for General MacArthur in NYC
  • Apr 23 Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open
  • Apr 24 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open
  • Apr 26 Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum
  • Apr 27 Mohammed Mossadeq chosen as premier of Persia
  • May 1 600,000 march for peace & freedom in Germany
  • May 1 Dutch Reformed Church introduces new church choir
  • May 1 Mickey Mantle's 1st HR
  • May 1 Minnie Minoso becomes the 1st black to play for the White Sox
  • May 3 Gil McDougald ties major league record with 6 RBIs in 1 inning
  • May 3 NY Yankee Gil McDougald is 5th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (9th)
  • May 3 Royal Festival Hall opens in London
  • May 3 The Festival of Britain opens.
  • May 5 "Out of This World" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 157 performances
  • May 5 77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6
  • May 6 Pitts Pirate Cliff Chambers no-hits Boston Brave, 3-0
  • May 7 International Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics
  • May 7 Pulitzer prize awarded to Conrad Richter (The Town)
  • May 8 Dacron men's suits introduced
  • May 8 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • May 9 Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River
  • May 10 Z Alexander Looby elected to Nashville City Council
  • May 11 Jay Forrester patents computer core memory
  • May 12 1st H Bomb test, on Enewetak Atoll
  • May 14 Sammy Fain/EY Harburg's musical "Flahooley" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • May 14 Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC
  • May 15 AT&T is 1st US company to have one million stockholders
  • May 15 The Polish cultural attache in Paris, Czesław Miłosz, asks the French government for political asylum.
  • May 16 The first regularly scheduled transatlantic flights begin between Idlewild Airport (New York International Airport) and Heathrow Airport (London), operated by El Al Israel Airlines.
  • May 18 US General Collins predicts use of atom bomb in Korea
  • May 19 76th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold wins in 1:56.4
  • May 21 The opening of the Ninth Street Show, otherwise known as the 9th Street Art Exhibition - a gathering of a number of notable artists, and the stepping-out of the post war New York avant-garde, collectively know as the New York School.
  • May 23 Peter Ustinov's "Love of Four Colonels" premieres in London
  • May 23 Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet signed in Beijing, formally establishes Chinese sovereignty over Tibet
  • May 24 Racial segregation in Wash DC restaurants ruled illegal
  • May 24 US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)

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May 25 NY Giant Willie Mays 1st major league game (goes 0 for 5)

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • May 26 Vaughan Williams' "Pilgrim's Progress" premieres in London

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May 27 Chinese Communists force Dalai Lama to surrender his army to Beijing

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • May 27 Maritime Museum at Aquatic Park, SF opens
  • May 28 After going 0-for-12, Willie Mays connects for his 1st major league home run
  • May 28 Bernardus J Alfrink appointed bishop's asst of Utrecht
  • May 28 Jerry Colonna Show, debuts on ABC-TV
  • May 29 1st North Pole flight in single engine plane-CF Blair

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

May 30 Ezzard Charles beats Joey Maxim in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • May 30 Indianapolis 500: Lee Wallard wins in 3:57:38.103 (203.170 km/h)
  • May 31 Netherlands & South Africa sign cultural accord
  • Jun 1 1st self-contained titanium plant opens (Henderson Nevada)
  • Jun 1 International Cheese treaty signed
  • Jun 2 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones
  • Jun 3 50th Men's French Championships: Jaroslav Drobny beats Eric Sturgess (6-3, 6-3, 6-3)
  • Jun 3 50th Women's French Championships: Shirley Fry beats Doris Hart (6-3, 3-6, 6-3)
  • Jun 4 Pirate's' Gus Bell hits for cycle helps beat Phillies 12-4
  • Jun 6 1st Berlin International Film Festival opens
  • Jun 9 "Doodles Weaver Show" debuts on NBC-TV

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 769

  • Feb 16 William Katt, American actor (Greatest American Hero, Carrie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 18 Isabel Preysler, Philippines-born Spanish socialite
  • Feb 19 Stephen Nichols, actor (Witchboard, Days of our Lives), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 19 Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (Db), Pakistani Islamic Sufi Scholar
  • Feb 20 Bonnie Lauer, LPGA golfer
  • Feb 20 Edward Albert, actor (Jeff-Falcon Crest, Butterflies are Free), born in Los Angeles, California

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Feb 20 Gordon Brown, Giffnock, Renfrewshire, Scotland, British Labour Prime Minister (2007–10)

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
British Prime Minister
Gordon Brown
  • Feb 20 Kathy Baillie, country vocalist (Baille Boys-Oh Heart), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • Feb 20 Phil Neal, English soccer player
  • Feb 20 Randy California, [Wolfe], Cal, guitarist (Spirit-I Got a Line on You)
  • Feb 21 John Parker, cricketer (NZ batsman of 70s)
  • Feb 21 Michael Cotten, rock synthesizer (Tubes)
  • Feb 21 Vince Welnick, rock keyboardist (Tubes)
  • Feb 22 Harley O Staggers Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
  • Feb 22 Elaine Tanner, Canadian swimmer (1966 Commonwealth Games, 1968 Olympics), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 23 Ed "Too Tall" Jones, NFL linebacker (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Feb 23 Nicholas Kenyon, controller (BBC Radio 3)
  • Feb 23 Patricia Richardson, American actress (Double Trouble, Home Improvement), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Feb 24 Derek Randall, cricketer (England batsman & animated cover fieldsman)
  • Feb 24 Helen Shaver, Ontario Canada, actress (WIOU, Praise of Older Women)
  • Feb 24 Debra Jo Rupp, American actress
  • Feb 25 Don Quarrie, Jamaican runner
  • Feb 25 James Brown, American sportscaster
  • Feb 25 César Cedeño, Dominican baseball player
  • Feb 27 Lee Atwater, Republican National Committee Chairman (1989-91)
  • Feb 27 Steve Harley, rocker (Come Up & See Me)
  • Feb 28 Gustavo Thoeni, Italy, giant slalom (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Feb 28 Karsan Ghavri, cricketer (Indian lefty medium pacer early 80s)
  • Feb 28 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)
  • Mar 1 Barbara DeAngelis, talk show hostess (Barbara DeAngelis Show)
  • Mar 2 Cassie Yates, Macon Ga, actress (Osterman Weekend, Dynasty)
  • Mar 3 Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Mar 3 Lindsay Cooper, English musician and composer (Henry Cow, News from Babel)
  • Mar 4 Chris Rea, English rock guitarist (Fool If You Think It Is Over)
  • Mar 4 Gwen Welles, actress (Desert Hearts, Sticky Fingers), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 4 Kenny Dalglish, Scottish football player (100+ goals) and manager
  • Mar 4 Edelgard Bulmahn, German politician
  • Mar 4 Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, American novelist (d. 1982)
  • Mar 4 Linda Yamamoto, Japanese singer
  • Mar 5 Rodney Hogg, cricketer (prolific Australian wicket-taker 1978-84)
  • Mar 5 Giorgos Ninios, Greek actor
  • Mar 6 Gerrie Knetemann, Dutch cyclist (d. 2004)
  • Mar 7 Francis Rocco Prestia, American musician (Tower of Power)
  • Mar 8 Philippe Henri Edmonds, cricketer (in Zambia England slow left-arm)
  • Mar 9 Michael Kinsley, American journalist and editor
  • Mar 9 Helen Zille, South African politician
  • Mar 12 Caren Kaye, actress (My Tutor, Bambi-Blansky's Beauties), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 12 Jack Green, Scottish musician (T. Rex, The Pretty Things), born in Glasgow
  • Mar 13 Fred Berry, actor (Rerun-What's Happening), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Mar 14 Rick Dees, radio disc jock (KIIS LA)
  • Mar 14 Jerry Greenfield, American co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream
  • Mar 16 Kate Nelligan, actress (Bethune, Eye of the Needle), born in London, Ontario
  • Mar 16 Ray Benson, country singer (House of Blue Lights), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 16 Ritchie Teeter, rocker

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Mar 17 Kurt Russell, actor (Thing, Overboard, Mean Seasons), born in Springfield, Massachusetts

  • Mar 17 Scott Gorham, Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-21 Guns)
  • Mar 17 Donald Findlay, Scottish lawyer
  • Mar 18 Ben Cohen, American co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream
  • Mar 20 Guy Perry, rock guitarist/vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
  • Mar 20 Jimmie Vaughan, guitarist (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
  • Mar 20 Madan Lal, cricketer (Indian medium pacer in the 70's)
  • Mar 20 Tanya Boyd, actress (Celeste-Days of our Life), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 20 Curt Smith, American author and media host
  • Mar 21 Helena Antonaccio, playmate (June, 1969)
  • Mar 21 Russell Thompkins Jr, US soul singer (Stylistics-Sing Baby Sing)
  • Mar 22 Howard Reitzes, Southgate Ca, rocker (Iron Butterfly)
  • Mar 22 Musa Khiramanovich Manarov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-4, TM-11)
  • Mar 23 Dick Mast, Bluffton OH, Nike golfer (1990 Mississippi Gulf Coast)
  • Mar 23 Lis Howell, director of programs (GMTV)
  • Mar 24 Dougie Thompson, rocker (Supertramp-Bloody Well Right)
  • Mar 24 Earl Williams, American-Israeli NBA player, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 24 Kenneth S Reightler Jr, Patuxent R Md, Cmdr USN/astro (STS 48, 60)

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Mar 24 Pat Bradley, LPGA golfer (1981 US Women's Open), born in Westford, Massachusetts

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Mar 25 Bob Pelander, rock keyboardist/vocalist (Michael Stanley Band)
  • Mar 25 Maisie Williams, Montserrat, rock vocalist (Boney M)
  • Mar 26 Richard B Shull, US actor (Hail to the Chief, Big Bus)
  • Mar 27 Bobby Lalonde, NHLer (Boston Bruins)
  • Mar 27 Tony Banks, English musician (Genesis), born in East Hoathly, Sussex
  • Mar 28 Karen Kain, Canadian ballerina
  • Mar 28 Matti Pellonpää, Finnish actor and musician (d. 1995)
  • Mar 29 Geoff Howarth, cricketer (NZ captain early 80's)
  • Mar 30 John Gosden, racehorse trainer
  • Mar 30 Yves Séguin, Quebec politician
  • Mar 31 Ed Marinaro, actor (Joe-Hill St Blues, Sonny-Laverne & Shirley), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 1 John Philip Abizaid, U.S. Army General, former CENTCOM commander
  • Apr 2 Ayako Okamoto, LPGA golfer (1990 Sara Lee), born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Apr 2 Moriteru Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist
  • Apr 3 Gwen Welles, US actress (Desert Hearts, Nashville)
  • Apr 3 Mel Schacher, MI, bassist (Grand Funk Railroad-Some Kind of Wonderful)
  • Apr 4 Steve Gatlin, Olney Tx, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady)
  • Apr 4 Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia
  • Apr 5 Everett Morton, rocker (English Beat)
  • Apr 5 Roosevel Ferguson, Arkansas, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Apr 5 Dean Kamen, American inventor
  • Apr 6 Ralph Cooper, Australia, drummer (Air Supply-All Out of Love)
  • Apr 6 Bert Blyleven, Dutch-born baseball player
  • Apr 7 Janis Ian [Janis Eddy Fink], American singer-songwriter and folk musician (At Seventeen, Society's Child), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 7 John Dittrich, Union NJ, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels)
  • Apr 10 Mark Roth, bowler (4-time PBA Player of Year)

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Apr 10 Steven Seagal, actor (Above the Law, Hard to Kill), born in Detroit, Michigan

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 177 of 177

  • Jul 6 Josef Huttel, composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 9 Harry Heilmann, baseball hall of famer outfielder (Det), dies at 56
  • Jul 9 Jorgen Bentzon, composer, dies at 54

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Jul 13 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian composer (Verklärte Nacht) and painter associated with the expressionist movement, dies at 76

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Jul 14 Sammy Jones, cricketer (last survivor of the 1882 Oval Test), dies
  • Jul 19 Max Ettinger, composer, dies at 77
  • Jul 20 Abdullah Ibn Hussein, Jordan's King (1946-51), killed in Jerusalem
  • Jul 20 Mustafa Shuqri Ashu, tailor/murderer of king Abdullah, shot to death
  • Jul 20 Friedrich Wilhelm Hohenzollern, Crown Prince of Germany (b. 1882)
  • Jul 23 Henri Philippe Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime), dies
  • Jul 23 Robert Flaherty, American documentary filmmaker (Nanook of North), dies at 67
  • Jul 31 J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies
  • Aug 3 Neville Tufnell, cricket wicket keeper (Test for England 1910), dies
  • Aug 11 Ebbe Hamerik, composer, dies at 52

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Aug 14 William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), dies at 88

Newspaper Publisher William Randolph Hearst
Newspaper Publisher
William Randolph Hearst
  • Aug 15 Artur Schnabel, Austria/US pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69
  • Aug 16 Louis Jouvet, actor (Volpone, Topaze, La Marseillaise), dies at 63
  • Aug 21 (Leonard) Constant Lambert, English composer (Rio Grande), dies at 45
  • Aug 22 J. P. Bickell, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1884)
  • Aug 28 Robert Walker, actor/writer (Bataan, Madame Curie), dies at 32
  • Sep 1 Wolfgang Schulze, [Wols], German drawer/painter, dies at 38
  • Sep 3 Arnold Warren, cricketer (only Test for England), dies
  • Sep 3 Robert Franz Richard Hernried, composer, dies at 67
  • Sep 6 James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat (b. 1867)
  • Sep 7 Maria Montez, actress (Arabian Nights, Sudan), dies at 31
  • Sep 8 Jurgen Stroop, Nazi commander of Warsaw Ghetto, executed
  • Sep 8 Maria Montez, actress (Arabian Nights), dies of heart seizure at 33
  • Sep 9 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic, dies at 56
  • Sep 9 Gibson Gowland, actor (Greed), dies at 74
  • Sep 10 Giuseppe Mule, composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 14 Fritz Busch, German conductor (b. 1890)
  • Sep 15 Jacinto Guerrero, composer, dies at 56
  • Sep 17 Jimmy Yancey, American pianist (b. 1898)
  • Sep 18 John Douglas Cockcroft, physicist, dies
  • Sep 24 Georges Rency, Belgian poet/literature, dies at 75
  • Sep 26 Hans Cloos, German geologist (b. 1885)
  • Sep 29 Bradley Barker, American silent actor and film director, dies at 68
  • Sep 29 Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach (b. 1864)
  • Oct 4 Willie Moretti, American gangster (b. 1894)
  • Oct 6 Henry Gurney, British high commissioner to Malaya, assassinated
  • Oct 6 Otto Fritz Meyerhof, German-born physician and biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1884)
  • Oct 6 Will Keith Kellogg, American food manufacturer (b. 1860)
  • Oct 7 Anton F Philips, CEO (Philips), dies at 77
  • Oct 12 Simon Kimbangu/Kibangu, Congo prophet, dies in captivity at 62
  • Oct 13 W G (Billy) Quaife, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 228 runs), dies
  • Oct 16 Liaquat Ali Khan, PM of Pakistan (1947-51), assassinated by Said Akbar
  • Oct 29 De Raymond, French High Director of Cambodia, murdered
  • Oct 29 Robert G Aitken, US astronomer (New General Catalogue), dies at 86
  • Nov 5 Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer/pegagoge, dies at 72
  • Nov 5 Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann, composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 9 Resurreccion Maria de Azkue, composer, dies at 87
  • Nov 9 Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian/US composer (Blossom Time), dies at 64
  • Nov 13 Hugo Leichtentritt, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 13 Nikolai Karlovich Metner, composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 18 John H Van Maarseveen, Dutch minister of Justice, dies at 57
  • Nov 18 Vaclav Kalik, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 18 William Henry Bennett Vodery, composer, dies at 66
  • Nov 20 Thomas Quinlan (impresario) (b. 1881)
  • Nov 25 Raden Mas Noto Suroto, Indonesian poet (Wayang Songs), dies at 63
  • Dec 1 Felix Petyrek, composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 4 Pedro Salinas, Spanish writer (Generation of 1927), dies at 61
  • Dec 5 "Shoeless" Joe Jackson, of baseball's black sox scandal, dies
  • Dec 5 Abanindranath Tagore, Indian writer (b. 1871)
  • Dec 6 J Edward Bromberg, dies at 47
  • Dec 6 Harold Ross, American magazine editor (b. 1892)
  • Dec 10 Algernon Blackwood, English writer (b. 1869)
  • Dec 12 Mildred Bailey, American jazz singer (b. 1907)
  • Dec 13 Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist/composer (Daniel Hjort), dies at 73
  • Dec 15 Eric Drummond, 1st sec-gen League of Nations (1919-33), dies at 75
  • Dec 19 Barton Yarbrough, actor (Dragnet), dies at 51
  • Dec 22 Powell Weaver, composer, dies at 61
  • Dec 23 Alfreds Kalnins, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 23 Benito Lynch, Irish/Argentine writer (Palo Verde), dies at 66
  • Dec 25 Harry T Moore, Florida NAACP official, killed by bomb
  • Dec 30 Jozef E Stokvis, Dutch MP (SDAP), dies at 76
  • Dec 31 Maxim M Litvinov, [Meyer H Wallach], Russian diplomat, dies at 75
  • Dec 31 Philipp A Kohnstamm, Dutch philosopher/physicist, dies at 76