What Happened in 1951 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 433

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

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Mar 21st Julius & Ethel Rosenberg convicted of espionage

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

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

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

Music releaseMusic Recording

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

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

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Apr 4th 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 7th 15th Masters Golf Tournament: Ben Hogan wins, shooting a 280

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

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

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

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Apr 19th Gen Douglas MacArthur ends his military career

WW2 General Douglas MacArthur
WW2 General
Douglas MacArthur
  • Apr 20th US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • Apr 20th Velsen city council demands investigation of police collaborators
  • Apr 20th 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 21st 5th NBA Championship: Rochester Royals beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 21st Stanley Cup: Toronto Maple Leafs beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 1
  • Apr 22nd Ticker-tape parade for General MacArthur in NYC
  • Apr 23rd Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open
  • Apr 24th Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sacramento Women's Golf Invitational Open
  • Apr 26th Queen Juliana opens Brielsche Mausoleum
  • Apr 27th Mohammed Mossadeq chosen as premier of Persia
  • May 1st 600,000 march for peace & freedom in Germany
  • May 1st Dutch Reformed Church introduces new church choir
  • May 1st Mickey Mantle's 1st HR
  • May 1st Minnie Minoso becomes the 1st black to play for the White Sox
  • May 3rd Gil McDougald ties major league record with 6 RBIs in 1 inning
  • May 3rd NY Yankee Gil McDougald is 5th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (9th)
  • May 3rd Royal Festival Hall opens in London
  • May 3rd The Festival of Britain opens.
  • May 5th "Out of This World" closes at New Century Theater NYC after 157 performances
  • May 5th 77th Kentucky Derby: Conn McCreary aboard Count Turf wins in 2:02.6
  • May 6th Pitts Pirate Cliff Chambers no-hits Boston Brave, 3-0
  • May 7th International Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics
  • May 7th Pulitzer prize awarded to Conrad Richter (The Town)
  • May 8th Dacron men's suits introduced
  • May 8th US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Enwetak
  • May 9th Air raid on Chinese positions at Yalu River
  • May 10th Z Alexander Looby elected to Nashville City Council
  • May 11th Jay Forrester patents computer core memory
  • May 12th 1st H Bomb test, on Enewetak Atoll
  • May 14th Sammy Fain/EY Harburg's musical "Flahooley" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • May 14th Ernie Kovacs Show, TV Variety debut on NBC
  • May 15th AT&T is 1st US company to have one million stockholders
  • May 15th The Polish cultural attache in Paris, Czesław Miłosz, asks the French government for political asylum.
  • May 16th 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 18th US General Collins predicts use of atom bomb in Korea
  • May 19th 76th Preakness: Eddie Arcaro aboard Bold wins in 1:56.4
  • May 21st 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 23rd Peter Ustinov's "Love of Four Colonels" premieres in London
  • May 23rd Seventeen Point Agreement for the Peaceful Liberation of Tibet signed in Beijing, formally establishes Chinese sovereignty over Tibet
  • May 24th Racial segregation in Wash DC restaurants ruled illegal
  • May 24th US performs nuclear test at Enwetak (atmospheric tests)

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

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

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

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 770

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 177 of 177

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

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Jul 13th 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 14th Sammy Jones, cricketer (last survivor of the 1882 Oval Test), dies
  • Jul 19th Max Ettinger, composer, dies at 77
  • Jul 20th Abdullah Ibn Hussein, Jordan's King (1946-51), killed in Jerusalem
  • Jul 20th Mustafa Shuqri Ashu, tailor/murderer of king Abdullah, shot to death
  • Jul 20th Friedrich Wilhelm Hohenzollern, Crown Prince of Germany (b. 1882)
  • Jul 23rd Henri Philippe Pétain, French marshal (Verdun/Vichy regime), dies
  • Jul 23rd Robert Flaherty, American documentary filmmaker (Nanook of North), dies at 67
  • Jul 31st J of Oudshoorn, [John K Feylbrief], writer (Maze of Sentences), dies
  • Aug 3rd Neville Tufnell, cricket wicket keeper (Test for England 1910), dies
  • Aug 11th Ebbe Hamerik, composer, dies at 52

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