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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 609

Jan 1st - Ernest Blochs "Suite Hebraique," premieres
Jan 1st - WBRE TV channel 28 in Wilkes-Barre Scranton, PA (NBC) 1st broadcast
Jan 1st - The Bantu Education Act (later renamed the Black Education Act) commenced, providing the legal underpinning of several aspects of the apartheid system, most importantly in education
Jan 1st - The first TV detector van, used to track down users of unlicensed television sets, begins operation in the UK
Jan 1st - 39th Rose Bowl: #5 Southern California beats #11 Wisconsin, 7-0
Jan 1st - 19th Sugar Bowl: #2 Georgia Tech beats #7 Mississippi, 24-7
Jan 1st - 19th Orange Bowl: #9 Alabama beats #14 Syracuse, 61-6
Jan 2nd - NBA Baltimore Bullets begin a 32 game road losing streak
Jan 3rd - Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
Jan 4th - KTSM TV channel 9 in El Paso, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
Jan 5th - -6] Passenger ships Willem Ruys & Orange collide in the Red Sea
Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel BeckettPlaywright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett Jan 5th - Samuel Beckett's "En Attendant Godot" premieres in Paris
Jan 6th - WKBN TV channel 27 in Youngstown, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 7th - US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb
Jan 8th - Indians bar night games with Browns (who refuse to share TV receipts)
Jan 8th - René Mayer forms French government
Jan 9th - Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 116 pts in basketball game
Jan 9th - Korean ferryboat "Chang Tyong-Ho" sank off Pusan killing 249
Jan 10th - "My Darlin' Aida" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 89 perfs
Jan 10th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Archibald MacLeish
Jan 10th - NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 27-7
Jan 11th - J. Edgar Hoover declines 6 figure offer to become president of International Boxing Club
Jan 12th - 9 "Jewish" physicians arrested for "terrorist activities" in Moscow
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar HooverFirst Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover Jan 13th - Gas explosion in Belgium coal mine kills 14
Jan 13th - KOLD TV channel 13 in Tucson, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 13th - Marshal Josip Tito chosen president of Yugoslavia
Jan 13th - 3rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 79-75 at Fort Wayne, Indiana
Jan 14th - Vaughan William's "Sinfonia Antartica" premieres in Manchester
Jan 14th - WALA TV channel 10 in Mobile, AL (NBC) begins broadcasting
Jan 14th - Yugoslavia elects its 1st president (Marshal Tito)
Jan 15th - 16 car Federal Express train loses brakes & crashes in Washington, D.C. station
Jan 15th - GDR Min of Foreign affairs Georg Dertingen arrested for "espionage"
Jan 15th - East Germany purges senior officials, accused of spying for 'imperialistic powers' and plotting against the state
Jan 16th - Egyptian Premier Gen Naguib disbands all political parties
Jan 16th - KXLY TV channel 4 in Spokane, WA (ABC/CBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 17th - 41st Women's Australian Championships: Maureen Connolly beats Julia Sampson (6-3, 6-2)
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken RosewallTennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ken Rosewall Jan 17th - 41st Men's Australian Championships: Ken Rosewall beats Mervyn Rose (6-0, 6-3, 6-4)
Jan 18th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
Jan 19th - Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary
Jan 20th - 1st US telecast transmitted to Canada-from Buffalo NY
Jan 20th - 1st live US coast-to-coast inauguration address (Eisenhower)
Jan 21st - John Foster Dulles appointed as US Secretary of State
Jan 22nd - Arthur Miller's "Crucible," premieres in NYC
Jan 22nd - 1953 NFL Draft: Harry Babcock from University of Georgia first pick by San Francisco 49ers
Jan 23rd - Bobby Simpson makes 1st-class debut for NSW 16 yrs 357 days
Jan 23rd - NFL Dallas Texans become Baltimore Colts (now Indianapolis Colts)
Jan 23rd - NFL's National & American conference become Eastern & Western conf
Jan 25th - WABI TV channel 5 in Bangor, ME (CBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 25th - Yuri Sergejev skates world record 500m in 40.9 sec
Playwright Arthur MillerPlaywright Arthur Miller Jan 27th - Netherlands end Marshall aid
Jan 28th - J Fred Muggs (the chimp) joins NBC's "Today Show"
Jan 28th - WJTV TV channel 12 in Jackson, MS (CBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 28th - 19-year old Derek Bentley is hanged in Wandsworth Prison, London, controversially convicted of the murder of a police officer. He was pardoned on 30th July 1998.
Jan 29th - 1st movie in Cinemascope "The Robe" based on the book by Lloyd C. Douglas, directed by Henry Koster and starring Richard Burton and Jean Simmons premieres
Jan 31st - "Princess Victoria" capsized off Stanraer Scotland; 133 die
Jan 31st - Hurricane-like winds flood Netherlands drowning 1,835
Jan 31st - NY, Cleveland, & Boston retaliate at Bill Veeck, forcing the Browns to play afternoon games to avoid sharing TV revenues
Feb 1st - "General Electric Theater" premieres on CBS TV; Ronald Reagan later hosts
Broadcast Journalist Walter CronkiteBroadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite Feb 1st - "You Are There" with Walter Cronkite premieres on CBS television
Feb 1st - Dr A de Waal appointed as Neth 1st female asst sect of state
Feb 1st - Flooding in Netherlands kills 1,835
Feb 1st - WEEK TV channel 25 in Peoria, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
Feb 3rd - J Fred Muggs, a chimp, becomes a regular on NBC's Today Show
Feb 5th - "Peter Pan" by Walt Disney opens at Roxy Theater, NYC
Feb 5th - 5th Emmy Awards: I Love Lucy, Thomas Mitchell & Helen Hayes win
Feb 5th - Sweet rationing imposed in WWII ends in Britain
Feb 6th - Ian Craig makes Test Cricket debut at 17 yrs 239 days, youngest Aussie
Feb 6th - US controls on wages & some consumer goods lifted
Feb 8th - Betty Jameson wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
Feb 8th - WLVA (now WSET) TV channel 13 in Lynchburg-Roanoke, VA (ABC) begins
Feb 9th - "Adventures of Superman" TV series premieres in syndication
Feb 9th - WNEP TV channel 16 in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA (ABC) 1st broadcast
Feb 9th - General Walter Bedell Smith, USA, ends term as 4th director of CIA Allen W Dulles, becomes acting director of CIA
Feb 10th - Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Westwood & Demmy GRB
Feb 10th - Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Jennifer & John Nicks of GRB
Feb 10th - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Tenley Albright USA
Feb 10th - Men's Figure Skating Champion in Davos won by Hayes Alan Jenkins USA
Feb 11th - J Styne/B Hilliard's musical "Hazel Flagg" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 190 performances
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower Feb 11th - President Eisenhower refuses clemency appeal for Rosenberg couple
Feb 11th - USSR breaks diplomatic relations with Israel
Feb 12th - USSR breaks relations with Israel
Feb 13th - A's change name of Shibe Park to Connie Mack Stadium
Feb 16th - Ted Williams safely crash-lands his damaged Panther jet, later awarded the Air medal
Feb 17th - DSB soccer team forms in Eindhoven
Feb 18th - "Maggie" opens at National Theater NYC for 5 performances
Feb 18th - KOLN TV channel 10 in Lincoln, NB (CBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 18th - Premiere of 1st 3-D feature film,"Bwana Devil" (NYC)
Feb 19th - Georgia approves US 1st literature censorship board
Feb 19th - William Inge's "Picnic" premieres in NYC
Feb 20th - August A Busch buys the Cards for $3.75 million
Feb 20th - US Court of Appeals rules that Organized Baseball is a sport & not a business, affirming the 25-year-old Supreme Court ruling
Baseball Player Ted WilliamsBaseball Player Ted Williams Feb 21st - "Maggie" closes at National Theater NYC after 5 performances
Feb 21st - Francis Crick and James Watson discover structure of DNA-molecule
Feb 21st - Longest collegiate basketball game (6 OTs) Niagara beats Siena 88-81
Feb 25th - "Wonderful Town" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 559 perfs
Feb 26th - Allen W Dulles, promoted from deputy to 5th director of CIA
Feb 26th - 10th Golden Globes: The Greatest Show on Earth, Gary Cooper, & Shirley Booth win
Feb 28th - Stalin meets with Beria, Bulganin, Khrushchev & Malenkov
Mar 1st - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
Mar 1st - KAUZ TV channel 6 in Wichita Falls, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 673

Jan 1st - Alpha Blondy, [Seydou Kone], Ivory coast, reggae singer (Jerusalem)
Jan 1st - Kevin Hangon, composer
Jan 1st - Rochelle S Abramson, violinist
Jan 1st - Greg Carmichael, British guitarist (Acoustic Alchemy)
Jan 3rd - Angelo Parisi, France, heavyweight judo (Olympic-gold-1980)
Jan 4th - Norberto Alonso, Argentine footballer
Jan 5th - Pamela Sue Martin, Westport Ct, actress (Nancy Drew, Fallon-Dynasty)
Jan 5th - Steve Archer, American singer (The Archers)
Jan 5th - Mike Rann, Australian politician
Jan 5th - George Tenet, American CIA director
Jan 6th - Malcolm Young, guitarist (AC/DC-Highway to Hell), born in Glasgow, Scotland
Jan 7th - Agha Zahid, cricketer (open batting for Pak v WI 1975, scored 14 & 1)
Jan 7th - Earl Wilber Force "Wire" Lindo, rocker (Bob Marley & the Wailers)
Jan 8th - Bruce Sutter, pitcher (Cubs, Cards, Braves)
Jan 9th - Morris Gleitzman, British-Australian children's author
Jan 10th - Bobby Rahal, Indy-car racer (over 15 wins)
Jan 10th - Pat Benatar, [Andrezejewski], American singer (Hell Is for Children), born in Brooklyn, New York
Jan 11th - Anna Marchesini, Italian entertainer
Jan 11th - John Sessions, Scottish actor
Jan 15th - Boris Blank, rocker (Yello)
Jan 15th - Randy White, NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
Jan 15th - Kent Hovind, American evangelist
Jan 15th - Ta-Tanisha, American actress
Jan 16th - Robert Jay Mathews, American neo-Nazi (d. 1984)
Jan 17th - Sheila Hutchinson, rocker
Jan 18th - Brett Hudson, Portland Ore, comedian (Bonkers, Hudson Brothers Show)
Jan 19th - Linda Hayden, Stanmore, Middlesex, English actress (The Blood on Satan's Claw, The Boys from Brazil)
Jan 19th - Desi Arnaz Jr, actor (Craig-Here's Lucy, Fakeout, Joyride), born in Los Angeles, California
Jan 19th - Richard Legendre, Canadian politician
Jan 21st - Fausto Bara, Mexico, actor (Gaucho-Renegades)
Jan 21st - Paul Allen, American entrepreneur, co-founder of Microsoft
Jan 22nd - Myung-Whun Chung, Seoul South Korea, pianist/conductor (Chung Trio)
Jan 22nd - Jim Jarmusch, American director
Jan 23rd - Lamont Robin Zander, rocker (Cheap Trick)
Jan 23rd - Pat Haden, Westbury, NY, NFL quarterback (LA Rams)
Jan 23rd - Antonio Villaraigosa, Hispanic-American 52nd Mayor of Los Angeles
Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo LazarenkoPrime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko (Jan 23rd) Jan 23rd - Pavlo Lazarenko, Prime Minister of Ukraine (1996-97), born in Karpivka
Jan 24th - Brian Matthews, Phila, actor (Burning)
Jan 25th - Malcolm Green, rocker (Split Enz-I Got You)
Jan 25th - The Honky Tonk Man, American professional wrestler
Jan 25th - Mark Weil, Uzbek theatre director (d. 2007)
Jan 26th - Andree C van Es, Dutch MP (PSP)
Jan 26th - Bert Heerink, Amsterdam, rock vocalist
Jan 26th - Lucinda Williams, singer
Jan 26th - Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark
Jan 28th - Debbie Steinbach, LPGA golfer
Jan 28th - Michael Day, rocker
Jan 29th - Dalila di Lazzaro, Udine Italy, covergirl/model (Vogue)
Jan 29th - Hwang Woo-Suk, South Korean biomedical scientist
Jan 29th - Teresa Teng, Taiwanese singer (d. 1995)
Jan 29th - Lynne McGranger, Australian actress
Jan 30th - Fred Hembeck, Yaphank, New York, American cartoonist
Jan 31st - Aart Mol, Dutch bassist (Catapult)
Feb 1st - Andy Mill, skier/husband of Chris Everet
Feb 1st - C A Barnett, headmaster (Whitgift School)
Feb 1st - Brendan Batson, English former footballer
Feb 2nd - James Mndaweni, South African worker's union leader/president (NACTU)
Feb 2nd - Penny Pulz, LPGA golfer
Feb 2nd - Duane Chapman, American bounty hunter
Feb 3rd - Savvas Tsitouridis, Greek politician
Feb 4th - Svetlana Ulmasova, USSR, 3K (world title 1978)
Feb 4th - Kitaro, Japanese composer
Feb 5th - John Beilein, American basketball coach
Feb 6th - Susie Hutchison, Flintridge California, equestrian show jumper (Olymp-96)
Feb 7th - Robert Brazile, NFLer
Feb 7th - Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player, born in Santa Monica, California, (d. 1998)
Feb 8th - Mary Steenburgen, Newport Ark, actress (Parenthood, Time After Time)
Feb 8th - Roger Clavet, Québécois politician
Feb 9th - Andre Sevard, NHLer
Feb 9th - Antonius GM "Toon" Agterberg, Dutch actor (Hunk)
Feb 9th - Gary Franks, (Rep-R-Connecticut)
Feb 9th - Gabriel Rotello, American television documentary producer
Feb 10th - Carl Joseph Stone, composer
Feb 10th - John Shirley, US, sci-fi author (Eclipse Penumbra, Eclipse Corona)
Feb 11th - Alan Rubin, music figure (Blues Brothers)
Feb 11th - Philip Anglim, actor (Dane-Thorn Birds), born in San Franciso, California
Feb 11th - Stephen D Thorne, Frankfurt-on-Main, German FR, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
Feb 11th - [John Ellis] Jeb Bush, American politician (Governor of Florida (R) 1999-2007), born in Midland, Texas
Feb 12th - Joanna Kerns, [de Varona], actress (Maggie-Growing Pains), born in San Franciso, California
Feb 12th - Nabil Shaban, British actor
Feb 12th - Robin Thomas, American actor
Feb 13th - Sharon Wyatt, Lebanon Tenn, actress (Tiffany-General Hospital)
Feb 13th - Suleiman Nyambui, Tanzanian runner (world record 5k indoor)
Feb 13th - Rico J. Puno, Filipino pop singer
Feb 14th - Wayne Siegel, composer
Feb 15th - Derek Conway, British MP
Feb 15th - Tony Adams, Irish film producer (d. 2005)
Feb 16th - Andre St Lauren, NHLer
Feb 16th - George Martin, NFLer (NY Giants)
Feb 16th - Mike Ford, Canadian Tour golfer (1976 Port Jefferson Open), born in NYC, New York
Feb 16th - Roberta Williams, computer game designer
Feb 17th - Janice Dickinson, American model (Vogue), born in Brooklyn, New York
Feb 18th - Derek Pellicci, rock drummer (Little River Band-Help Is On It's Way)
Feb 18th - Nico Arzbach, rock guitarist/singer (Stampei, Dike)
Feb 18th - Robin Bachman, Winnipeg, guitarist (BTO-You Aint Seen Nothing Yet)
Feb 19th - Bill Kirchenbauer, actor/comedian (Coach-Just the 10 of Us)
Feb 19th - Cristina Elisabet Fernández - Argentinian politician
Feb 20th - Carol Cummins, Clintwood Va, 2nd of 5 siblings born on 2/20
Feb 20th - Riccardo Chailly, Milan Italy, conductor (West Berlin Symph Orch)
Feb 20th - Poison Ivy, American musician (The Cramps)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 24 of 24

Actress Agnes MooreheadActress Agnes Moorehead (Feb 14th) Feb 14th - Actress Agnes Moorehead (52) weds actor/film director Robert Gist (35)
Apr 6th - MLB baseball player Ernie Banks (22) weds Mollye Louise
Apr 9th - Biologist Alexander Fleming (34) weds doctor Amalia Koutsouri-Vourekas (41)
Apr 15th - Ice hockey player Gordie Howe (25) weds sports agent Colleen Joffa (20) at Calvary Presbyterian Church
May 23rd - John F. Kennedy's sister Eunice Kennedy (31) weds activist and attorney Sargent Shriver at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City
Jun 15th - Sci-Fi author Arthur C. Clarke (35) weds Marilyn Torgenson in New York
Jun 18th - Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. (24) marries fellow activist and singer Coretta Scott (26)
Jun 19th - Singer James Brown (20) weds Velma Warren at Trinity CME Church in Toccoa, Georgia
Actress Patricia NealActress Patricia Neal (Jul 2nd) Jul 2nd - British writer ("Charlie and the Chocolate Factory") Ronald Dhal marries American actress Patricia Neal
Jul 2nd - Author Roald Dahl (36) weds stage actress Patricia Neal (27) at Trinity Church in New York
Jul 6th - "James Bond" actor Roger Moore (25) weds Welsh singer Dorothy Squires (38) in Jersey City
Aug 6th - NHL goaltender Terry Sawchuk (23) weds Patricia Ann Morey
Aug 30th - Future NYC mayor David Dinkins marries Joyce Burrows in NYC
Sep 3rd - Explorer Edmund Hillary (34) weds Louise Mary Rose
Sep 8th - Actress Lana Turner (32) weds "Tarzan of the Apes" actor Lex Barker (34)
Sep 12th - American Senator John F. Kennedy (36) weds Jacqueline Bouvier (24) in Newport, Rhode Island
Sep 24th - Singer Dick Haymes (35) weds Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth (34) at The Sands hotel-casino in Las Vegas
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail GorbachevGeneral Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev (Sep 25th) Sep 25th - Statesman Mikhail Gorbachev (22) weds Raisa Maximovna (21) at a Komsomol wedding ceremony
Sep 29th - US Senator Joseph McCarthy (43) weds researcher Jean Kerr at St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
Oct 3rd - MLB player and manager Sparky Anderson (19) weds childhood sweetheart Carol Valle
Oct 6th - MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (19) weds Barbara Lucas
Oct 26th - Tennis champion Tony Trabert (23) weds beauty queen Shauna Wood at the Salt Lake Country Club in Salt Lake City, Utah
Dec 8th - Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker (58) weds second wife Olive Palmer (51) at Park Road Baptist Church in Toronto, Canada
Dec 27th - Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (22) weds Joan Heise at St. Frances de Chantal Parish in Wantagh, New York

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Jazz Musician Ella FitzgeraldJazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald (Aug 28th) Aug 28th - Jazz musician Ella Fitzgerald (36) divorces bass player Ray Brown (27) after 6 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 174

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank WilliamsCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams (Jan 1st) Jan 1st - Hank Williams, country singer (Cold Cold Heart), dies at 29
Jan 4th - Arthur Hoyt, actor (Gold Rush Gertie, Lost World), dies at 78
Jan 7th - Osa Johnson, American explorer (b. 1894)
Jan 8th - Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, composer, dies at 78
Jan 8th - Admiral Sir Hugh Binney, British naval commander and Governor of Tasmania (b. 1883)
Jan 9th - Hans Aanrud, Norwegian author (Storken), dies at 89
Jan 10th - Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Golden Cage), dies at 56
Jan 11th - Ernst H Ridder Rappard, Dutch Nazi founder (NSNAP), dies at 53
Jan 11th - Marcel Canneel, Flemish painter, dies at 58
Jan 11th - Noach Zjordanija, Georgian Premier (1918-21), dies at 84
Jan 12th - Simeon Roncal, composer, dies at 82
Jan 13th - Paul Niggli, Swiss Mineralogist (crystal structures), dies at 64
Jan 15th - Viktor Patrick Vretblad, composer, dies at 76
Jan 24th - [Karl R] Gerd von Rundstedt, gen-field marshal (Normandy), dies at 77
Jan 26th - Martinus Nijhoff, Dutch poet/interpreter/linguist, dies at 58
Jan 26th - Athanase David, French Canadian politician and businessman (b. 1882)
Jan 28th - James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1876)
Jan 28th - Derek Bentley (b. 1933) (executed)
Jan 30th - Louis H N Bosch van Rosenthal, Dutch resistance fighter, dies at 68
Feb 2nd - Gustav Strube, composer, dies at 85
Feb 4th - Alexander Loudon, Dutch diplomat (League of Nations), dies at 60
Feb 8th - Cliff Clark, actor (Golden Hoofs, Kid Glove Killer), dies at 63
Feb 24th - Karl R G von Rundstedt, Germ gen-field marshal (Ardennes), dies at 77
Feb 25th - Jesus Garcia Leoz, composer, dies at 49
Feb 26th - Elisabeth "Ilse" Kuyper, Dutch/US (opera)composer, dies
Mar 1st - Anton GO Ridder Van Rappard, painter/lithographer/etcher, dies
Mar 2nd - Jim Lightbody, American runner (b. 1882)
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. JeffriesBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries (Mar 3rd) Mar 3rd - James J. Jeffries, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 77
Mar 5th - Joseph Stalin, Premier of the Soviet Union (1941-53), dies at 73
Mar 5th - Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (Peter and the Wolf), dies at 61
Mar 5th - Herman J. Mankiewicz, American screenwriter (b. 1897)
Mar 10th - Charles Gordon Curtis, inventor of (Curtis-steam turbine), dies at 92
Mar 14th - Klement Gottwald, premier/president of Czechoslovakia, dies at 56
Mar 17th - Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta, composer, dies at 73
Mar 20th - Graciliano Ramos, Brazilian author (Vidas Secas), dies at 60
Mar 22nd - James Anderson II, (Jo-Northern Exposure), dies
Mar 23rd - Raoul Dufy, painter, Forcalquier, France
Mar 24th - Mary, [Victoria Mary] of Teck, Queen of Great Britain and consort of George V, dies at 85
Mar 24th - Felix M Abel, French dominican/biblical scholar, dies at 74
Mar 24th - Mary, queen of Great-Britain/North-Ireland, dies at 85
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin (Mar 5th) Mar 26th - Albert Spalding, composer, dies at 64
Mar 27th - Narciso Garay, composer, dies at 76
Mar 28th - Jim Thorpe, versatile American athlete (Olympic gold-1912), dies at 64
Mar 30th - Roderich Mojsisovics-Mojsvar, composer, dies at 75
Apr 2nd - Jean Epstein, French director (Vive la Vie), dies at 56
Apr 4th - Carol II, King of Romania (1930-40), dies at 59
Apr 4th - Rachilde, [Marguerite Vallette-Eymery], French author, dies at 93
Apr 6th - Idris Davies, Welsh poet (b. 1905)
Apr 11th - Kid Nichols, American baseball player (b. 1869)
Apr 14th - Emmanuel K de Bom, Flemish writer (Scheldelucht), dies at 84
Apr 20th - Erich Weinert, writer, dies at 62
Apr 22nd - Top Naeff, [Anthonetta van Rhijn-N], Dutch writer, dies at 75
Apr 29th - Moise Kisling, Polish/French painter (La souris boiteuse), dies at 62
Versatile Athlete Jim ThorpeVersatile Athlete Jim Thorpe (Mar 28th) May 4th - Edward B B Shanks, British poet/critic, dies at 60
May 4th - Thomas Tertius Noble, composer, dies at 85
May 7th - Ormerod Pearse, cricketer (55 runs & 3 wkts in 3 Tests for S Af), dies
May 11th - Jean Adair, dies at 80
May 14th - Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japans/US painter/etcher, dies at 59
May 16th - Django Reinhardt, Belgian musician (b. 1910)
May 17th - Eric De Lamarter, composer, dies at 73
May 18th - Tom Killick, cricketer (at the crease 2 Tests for Eng 1929), dies
May 19th - Damasco Berenguer y Fuste, Spanish gen/min of War, dies at 79
May 22nd - Vaclav Klicka, composer, dies at 70
May 24th - Cor Hermus, actor (Bleeke Bet, William of Orange, Jantes), dies at 63
May 27th - Jesse Burkett, American baseball player (b. 1868)
May 28th - Hori Tatsuo, Japanese writer (b. 1904)
May 29th - Man Mountain Dean, American professional wrestler (b. 1891)
May 30th - George Barnes, cinematographer, dies at 60
May 30th - Dooley Wilson, American musician and actor (b. 1886)
Jun 5th - Bill Tilden, tennis champ, dies at 60
Jun 5th - Roland Young, actor (David Copperfield, Irene, Dulcy), dies at 65
Jun 5th - William Farnum, actor (Drifter, Scarlet Letter), dies at 76
Jun 8th - Godfrey Tearle, actor (39 Steps, Mandy, At Dawn We Die), dies at 68
Jun 9th - Ugo Betti, dramatist, dies
Jun 10th - Grzegorz Fitelberg, Polish composer, dies at 73
Jun 16th - Margaret Bondfield, English politician and 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour), dies at 80
Jun 17th - Walter Niemann, composer, dies at 76
Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel RosenbergAlleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg (Jun 19th) Jun 19th - Ethel Rosenberg, executed at Sing Sing, in 5 tries
Jun 19th - Julius Rosenberg, NYC, 1st US civilian executed for espionage at 37
Jun 20th - Hendrik de Man, sociologist (Belgian Working people Party), dies at 67
Jun 25th - Algy Gehrs, cricketer (6 Tests for Australia 1904-11), dies
Jun 29th - Jules van Nuffel, composer, dies at 70
Jun 30th - Elsa Beskow, (Maartman), Swedish author (children's book), dies at 79
Jun 30th - Gote Carlid, composer, dies at 32
Jun 30th - Charles William Miller, father of football in Brazil (b. 1874)
Jul 1st - Azzedine Bey, Tunisian heir to the throne, murdered
Jul 1st - Jacob D du Toit [Totius], South African poet/theologist, dies
Jul 10th - Sidney Homer, composer, dies at 88
Jul 12th - Joseph Jongen, Belgian composer, dies at 79
Alleged Soviet Spy Julius RosenbergAlleged Soviet Spy Julius Rosenberg (Jun 19th) Jul 12th - Marie-Alphonse-Nicolas-Joseph Jongen, composer, dies at 79
Jul 15th - Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios (b.1882)
Jul 16th - Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, author (Path to Rome), dies at 82
Jul 17th - Bernhard van den Sigtenhorst Meyer, composer, dies at 65
Jul 17th - Maude K Adams, US actress (Little Minister), dies
Jul 18th - Lucy Booth, Daughter of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1868)
Jul 20th - Dumarsaid Estime, President of Haiti (b. 1900)
Jul 20th - Jan Struther, British author (b. 1901)
Jul 22nd - Cy Kendall, actor (Mysteries of Chinatown), dies at 55
Jul 26th - Nikolaos Plastiras, Greece premier (1945-50, 51-2), dies
Jul 31st - Robert Taft, (Sen-R-Oh) "Mr Republican", dies in NY at 63

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