What Happened in 1954

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 580

  • Jan 1st KSLA TV channel 12 in Shreveport, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 1st Rose & Cotton Bowl are 1st sport colorcasts
  • Jan 1st WWTV TV channel 9 in Cadillac-Traverse City, MI (CBS) 1st broadcast
  • Jan 1st Yugoslav parliament chairman/VP Milovan Djilas criticize communism
  • Jan 1st 40th Rose Bowl: #3 Michigan State beats #5 UCLA, 28-20
  • Jan 1st 20th Sugar Bowl: #8 Georgia Tech beats #10 West Virginia, 42-19
  • Jan 1st 20th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #1 Maryland, 7-0
  • Jan 2nd Herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny," premieres in NYC

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jan 4th Elvis Presley records a 10 minute demo in Nashville

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Jan 4th Soap Opera "The Brighter Day" premieres
  • Jan 7th Georgetown-IBM experiment, the first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM.
  • Jan 8th Elvis Presley pays $4 to a Memphis studio & records his 1st two songs, "Casual Love" & "I'll Never Stand in Your Way"
  • Jan 9th -87°F (-66°C), Northice Station, Greenland (Greenland record)
  • Jan 9th Bert Olmstead of the Montreal Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game
  • Jan 9th Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Louise Bogan & Leonie Adams
  • Jan 10th Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to W H Auden
  • Jan 10th A Comet jet airliner crashes in the Mediterranea; 35 people are missing
  • Jan 11th 2 ton locomotive swept into ravine by avalanche 10 die (Austria)
  • Jan 12th Austria's worst avalanche-kills 200; 9hrs later 2nd one-kills 115

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 12th Queen Elizabeth II opens NZ parliament

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Jan 13th Military rule in Egypt; 318 Muslim Brotherhood members arrested
  • Jan 13th WEAR TV channel 3 in Pensacola-Mobile, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 14th Sandy Wilson's musical "Boyfriend" premieres in London
  • Jan 14th The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
  • Jan 16th "South Pacific" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1928 performances

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Jan 17th Jacques Cousteau's 1st network telecast airs on "Omnibus" (CBS)

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau
  • Jan 17th NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 20-9
  • Jan 17th Suggs Louise wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open (Cloister)
  • Jan 18th Fanfani forms Italian government
  • Jan 20th -70°F (-57°C), Rogers Pass, Montana (US 48 state record)
  • Jan 20th Dmitri Shostakovitch's' "Concertino opus 94" premieres
  • Jan 20th The National Negro Network is established with 40 charter member radio stations.
  • Jan 21st 1st gas turbine automobile exhibited (NYC)
  • Jan 21st USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine, launched on the Thames, Connecticut.
  • Jan 21st 4th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 98-93 (OT) at New York City

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 22nd 11th Golden Globes: The Robe, Spencer Tracy, & Audrey Hepburn win

  • Jan 23rd Harry van Thorn chosen chairman of Dutch KVP
  • Jan 23rd Equal longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history ends - 18 games, 16 wins, 2 ties
  • Jan 24th BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Don Carter

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Jan 24th Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • Jan 26th Ground breaking begins on Disneyland
  • Jan 28th 1954 NFL Draft: Bobby Garrett from University of Stanford first pick by Cleveland Browns

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Jan 29th Arnold Schoenberg's "De Profundis" premieres in Cologne

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg
  • Jan 30th Belgium ends trade agreement with USSR
  • Jan 30th Fanfani government of Italy resigns
  • Feb 1st 1st TV soap opera "Secret Storm" premieres
  • Feb 1st Scapino Ballet Studio in Amsterdam destroyed by fire
  • Feb 1st The County soccer team forms in Doetinchem
  • Feb 1st 42nd Women's Australian Championships: Thelma Coyne Long beats Jenny Staley (6-3, 6-4)
  • Feb 1st 42nd Men's Australian Championships: Mervyn Rose beats Rex Hartwig (6-2, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2)
  • Feb 2nd Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 113 pts in basketball game

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Feb 2nd President Eisenhower reports detonation of 1st H-bomb (done in 1952)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Feb 2nd Snow falls on Gibraltar
  • Feb 3rd Jeen van den Berg wins Dutch Eleven Cities Skating race (7:32)
  • Feb 5th WCDC TV channel 19 in Adams, MA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 9th Mario Scelba forms new government in Italy
  • Feb 10th Eisenhower warns against US intervention in Vietnam
  • Feb 10th Ice Dance Championship at Oslo won by Jean Westwood/Lawrence Demmy GRB
  • Feb 10th Ice Pairs Championship at Oslo won by Frances Dafoe/Norris Bowden CAN
  • Feb 10th Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Gundi Busch GER
  • Feb 10th Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Hayes Alan Jenkins US
  • Feb 11th 6th Emmy Awards: I Love Lucy, Donald O'Connor & Eve Arden win
  • Feb 12th The UK government establishes an organisation to control atomic energy in the country under The Atomic Energy Authority Bill
  • Feb 13th Frank Selvey scores 100 points for Furman beating Newberry 149-95
  • Feb 14th Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
  • Feb 14th Sen John Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press"
  • Feb 14th WTOC TV channel 11 in Savannah, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 15th 1st Bevatron particle accelerator in operation-Berkeley, California
  • Feb 15th WRDW TV channel 12 in Augusta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 16th WNEM TV channel 5 in Bay City, MI (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 17th WAST (now WNYT) TV channel 13 in Albany-Troy, NY (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Feb 18th The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
  • Feb 20th Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
  • Feb 20th General Zahedi wins election in Persia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 23rd 1st mass inoculation against polio with Salk vaccine (Pittsburgh)

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk
  • Feb 23rd Syrian army drives out president Adib el-Shishakli
  • Feb 25th Abdul Nasser appointed Egyptian premier
  • Feb 26th 1st typesetting machine (photo engraving) used, Quincy Mass
  • Feb 26th Michigan rep Ruth Thompson (R) introduces legislation to ban mailing "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" phonograph (rock & roll) records
  • Feb 28th Patty Berg/Pete Cooper wins LPGA Orlando Mixed Golf Tournament
  • Feb 28th US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
  • Mar 1st 4 Puerto Ricans open fire in US House of Representatives injuring 5 members

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 1st In spring training, baseballer Ted Williams breaks his collarbone

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Mar 1st Rebellion during visit of pres Naguib in Khartoum Sudan, 30 die
  • Mar 1st US explodes Castle Bravo, 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll - most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the US
  • Mar 4th James E. Wilkins appointed 1st black US sub-cabinet member
  • Mar 4th Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, announces the first successful kidney transplant.
  • Mar 5th "Girl in Pink Tights" opens at Mark Hellinger NYC for 115 performances
  • Mar 6th 1st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: NC State beats Wake Forest, 82-80 (OT)
  • Mar 7th Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
  • Mar 7th Russia wins title in their 1st international ice hockey competition
  • Mar 8th Herb McKinley sets quarter mile record of 0:46.8 in Melbourne, Australia
  • Mar 9th 1st local color TV coml WNBT-TV (WNBC-TV) NYC (Castro Decorators)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 9th Edward R Murrow criticizes Sen Joseph McCarthy (See it Now)

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • Mar 9th WMUR TV channel 9 in Manchester, NH (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 11th US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
  • Mar 12th 1st performance of Arnold Schoenberg's "Moses und Aaron"
  • Mar 13th Braves' Bobby Thomson breaks his ankle, he is replaced by Hank Aaron
  • Mar 13th Viet Minh General Giap opens assault on That Bien Phu
  • Mar 14th Braves Henry Aaron homers in his 1st exhibition game

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 666

  • Jan 1st Fr David, rocker, born in Paris, France
  • Jan 1st Bob Menendez, American politician
  • Jan 2nd Ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • Jan 2nd Henry Bonilla, American politician
  • Jan 2nd Dawn Silva, American singer (The Brides of Funkenstein, P-Funk)
  • Jan 3rd Ross The Boss, rocker
  • Jan 3rd Dean Hart, Canadian wrestler (d. 1990)
  • Jan 3rd Ned Lamont, American businessman
  • Jan 4th Eugene Chadbourne, American composer and musician
  • Jan 5th Bryan Hitt, rocker (REO Speedwagon-Keep on Loving You)
  • Jan 6th Anthony Minghella, director and screenwriter (The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley), born in London (d. 2008)
  • Jan 6th Norbert Hahn, German DR, 2 man luge (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • Jan 6th Hans Robert Hiegel, German architect
  • Jan 6th Yuji Horii, Japanese video game designer
  • Jan 6th Trudie Styler, English actress
  • Jan 7th Alan Butcher, cricketer (one Test England v India, scored 14 & 20)
  • Jan 9th Lance Hoppens, rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
  • Jan 11th Saskia ten Batenburg, Dutch actress (Factory, Hunk)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 12th Howard Stern, Roosevelt NY, "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK)

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Jan 13th Vicki McCarty, playmate (Sep, 1979), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 14th Jim Duggan, American wrestler
  • Jan 15th Nikos Sarganis, Greek footballer
  • Jan 15th Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino writer
  • Jan 17th Janet Dykman, Monterey Park California, archer (Olympics-1996)
  • Jan 17th Robert F Kennedy Jr, attorney (Natural Resources Defense Council)
  • Jan 17th Susan Kiefel, Australian lawyer and judge
  • Jan 18th Ted DiBiase, Retired Professional Wrestler
  • Jan 19th Katey Sagal, singer/actress (Peggy Bundy-Married With Children), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 19th Steve DeBerg, NFL quarterback (Broncos, Chiefs, Bucs, 49ers)
  • Jan 19th Cindy Sherman, American artist
  • Jan 19th Katharina Thalbach, German actress and film director
  • Jan 22nd Chris Lemmon, actor (Brothers & Sisters, Duet) [or Jun 22], born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 22nd Tully Blanchard, American professional wrestler
  • Jan 22nd Peter Pilz, Austrian politician
  • Jan 23rd Edward Ka-spel, English singer/songwriter (Legendary Pink Dots)
  • Jan 23rd Franco De Vita, Venezuelan spanish singer (Extranjero), born in Caracas
  • Jan 23rd Rick Finch, rocker (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
  • Jan 23rd Trevor Hohns, cricketer (Australian leg-spinner 1989)
  • Jan 24th Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver (d. 1986)
  • Jan 25th Condredge Holloway, Alabama, CFL quarterback (Ottawa, Toronto)
  • Jan 25th Richard Finch, rock bassist (KC & Sunshine-That's the Way I Like It)
  • Jan 25th Ricardo Bochini, Argentinian footballer
  • Jan 25th Kim Gandy, American feminist
  • Jan 26th Kim Hughes, cricketer (brilliant Australian batsman 1977-84)
  • Jan 26th Martin Dunn, British editor (Today)
  • Jan 27th Kimberly J "Kim" Hughes, Australian cricketer
  • Jan 27th Peter Laird, American comic-book artist
  • Jan 27th Joko Ninomiya, Japanese martial artist
  • Jan 28th Anicee Alvina, actress (Friends), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 28th Shawn Murray, rock drummer (Mink Deville)
  • Jan 28th Rick Warren, American pastor and author
  • Jan 29th Dick Manitoba, vocalist (Dictators)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 29th Oprah Winfrey, Kosciusko Mississippi, Talk show host and actress ('The Oprah Winfrey Show' 'Colour Purple')

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
  • Jan 29th Doug Risebrough, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and executive
  • Jan 30th Alides Hidding, singer/guitarist (Time Bandits)
  • Jan 31st Adrian Vandenberg, Amsterdam Neth, rock guitarist (Whitesnake)
  • Jan 31st Sheik Faoud Ahamul Bacchus, cricketer (West Indian bat late 70's)
  • Feb 1st Billy Mumy, California, actor (Will Robinson-Lost in Space, Dear Brigitte)
  • Feb 1st Mike Campbell, guitarist (Tom Petty & Heartbreakers-Breakdown)
  • Feb 1st Chuck Dukowski, American musician (Black Flag)
  • Feb 2nd Christie Brinkley, [Ex-Mrs Billy Joel], model/actress (SI, Vacation)
  • Feb 2nd Jayantha Amerasinghe, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 2nd Ina Garten, American author and TV personality (Barefoot Contessa), born in Brooklyn, New York

Host of Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten
Host of Barefoot Contessa
Ina Garten
  • Feb 2nd Hansi Hinterseer, Austrian singer, actor, former skier
  • Feb 3rd Tiger Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 5th Roseanne Katan, Jamacia, playmate (Sep, 1978)
  • Feb 5th Cliff Martinez, American musician
  • Feb 6th Scott Kempner, "Top Ten" rocker (Del Lords)
  • Feb 7th Miguel Ferrer, actor (Robocop), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Feb 7th Dieter Bohlen German composer
  • Feb 7th Brian Morton, Scottish writer
  • Feb 9th Ulrich Walter, German FR, cosmonaut
  • Feb 9th Mary Jo Duffy, American comic book writer and editor
  • Feb 9th Christopher Gardner, American entrepreneur
  • Feb 9th Kevin Warwick, Cyborg Scientist
  • Feb 9th Gina Rhinehart, Australian mining magnate (Australia's richest person), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • Feb 10th Larry McWilliams, baseball player
  • Feb 11th Catherine Hickland, Fort Lauderdale, actress (Capitol, Star Trek IV)
  • Feb 11th Noriyuki Asakura, Japanese composer
  • Feb 11th Wesley Strick, American screenwriter
  • Feb 12th Tzimis Panousis, Greek musician and stand-up comedian
  • Feb 12th Philip Zimmermann, American cryptographer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 15th Matt Groening, cartoonist (Life in Hell, Simpsons)

Cartoonist Matt Groening
Matt Groening
  • Feb 15th Armand Parmentier, Belgian athlete
  • Feb 16th Iain [Menzies] Banks, UK, sci-fi author (Wasp Factory), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 16th Michael Holding, cricket fast bowler (Whispering Death-Awesome for WI)
  • Feb 16th Margaux Hemingway, Portland Or, actress (Lipstick, They Call Me Bruce)
  • Feb 17th Rene Russo, actress (Ransom)
  • Feb 18th John Travolta, actor (Welcome Back Kotter, Pulp Fiction), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Feb 19th Frances Bucholz, rocker (Scorpions-Wind of Change)
  • Feb 19th Jamie West-Oram, rock guitarist (Fixx)
  • Feb 19th Socrates, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 20th Anthony Stewart Head, actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Feb 20th Jon Brant, rock bassist (Cheap Trick)
  • Feb 20th Patty Hearst Shaw, SF, famous kidnap hostage (Tanya)
  • Feb 20th Vasili Vasilyevich Tsibliyev, Rus col/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17, TM-25)
  • Feb 21st Ivo van Damme, Belgium, 800/1500m dash (Olympic-silver-1976)
  • Feb 23rd Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine
  • Feb 24th Constantine Phipps, 5th Marquess of Normanby
  • Feb 25th Steve Rixon, Australian cricket wicket-keeper (1977-85)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 14th NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio weds actress Marilyn Monroe (27) in her 2nd marraige at San Francisco City Hall

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
Actress Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 16th Painter Marcel Duchamp (66) weds Alexina Duchamp (48) in New York City

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 21st Actor Leonard Nimoy (22) weds actress Sandra Zober

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 27th Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (20) weds socialite Frederick Gallatin Cammann

HeartWedding of Interest

May 1st Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos (36) weds Imelda Romualdez (24) in a Catholic church

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos

HeartWedding of Interest

May 28th "The Bad and the Beautiful" actor Kirk Douglas (37) weds producer Ann Buydens (24) at Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 23rd Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg (21) weds taxation law expert Martin D. Ginsburg

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 11th Football coach Al Davis (25) weds Carol Segal

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 17th Master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era Groucho Marx (63) weds actress Eden Hartford (24)

Comedian Groucho Marx
Groucho Marx

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 31st "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts" guest host Steve Allen (32) weds actress Jayne Meadows (33)

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 7th Musician Johnny Cash (22) marries 1st wife Vivian Liberto (20)

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 14th Comedians Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara marry

Comedian Jerry Stiller
Jerry Stiller

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 17th Film and theater actress Shirley MacLaine (20) weds Steve Parker in New York City

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 25th "Roman Holiday" actress Audrey Hepburn (25) weds actor Mel Ferrer (37) in Burgenstock

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 11th Philippine president Corazon Aquino (21) weds Tarlac governor Benigno Aquino Jr (22) in Pasay City, Philippines

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 1st Actor John Wayne (47) weds actress Pilar Pallete in Kona, Hawaii

Actor John Wayne
John Wayne

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 19th Actress Vera-Ellen (33) weds millionaire Victor Rothschild at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Los Angeles

Actress Vera-Ellen

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 20th NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (21) weds his high school sweetheart Dorothy Hoelle

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 29th Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (24) weds Joan Archer

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 1st Actor John Wayne (47) divorces actress Esperanza Baur due to drunken violence after 7 years of marriage

Actor John Wayne
John Wayne

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 163

  • Jan 1st Duff Cooper, British diplomat and writer (b. 1890)
  • Jan 5th Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (b. 1891)
  • Jan 10th Fred Raymond, composer, dies at 53
  • Jan 11th Edgar Tytgat, Flemish painter/etcher/drawer, dies at 77
  • Jan 11th Emmy Arbous, Dutch actress/cabaret performer (Boefje), dies at 56
  • Jan 11th Oscar Straus, Austrian composer (Brave Soldier), dies at 83
  • Jan 13th Roland Diggle, composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 16th Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies
  • Jan 18th Sydney Greenstreet, actor (Conflict, Maltese Falcon), dies at 74
  • Jan 19th Theodor Kaluza, German scientist (b. 1885)
  • Jan 20th Fred Root, cricketer (England pace bowler in 3 Tests v Aus 1926), dies
  • Jan 20th Warren Bardsley, cricketer (41 Tests for Australia, 2469 runs), dies
  • Jan 21st Billy Jenkins, dies at 69
  • Jan 26th Carl J Eldh, Swedish sculptor, dies at 80
  • Jan 27th Paul-Marie Masson, composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 31st Edwin H Armstrong, US radio inventor (FM), commits suicide at 63
  • Jan 31st Florence Bates, actress (Kismet, I Remember Mama), dies at 65
  • Feb 1st Julius P Hoste, Belgium minister/newspaper publisher, dies at 69
  • Feb 2nd Theodor Rogalski, composer, dies at 52
  • Feb 4th Vaclav Vackar, composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 5th Vittorio Gnecchi, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 7th Jan Adam Maklakiewicz, composer, dies at 54
  • Feb 8th Mabel Paige, actress (Lucky Jordan), dies at 73
  • Feb 11th Adolph M. Christianson, justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court (b. 1877)
  • Feb 12th Dziga Vertov, [Kaufman], Russian dir (3 Songs of Lenin), dies at 58
  • Feb 17th Evert Gorter, children artist (Kindergeneeskunde), dies at 72
  • Feb 26th William R Inge, English theologist/philosopher, dies at 93
  • Mar 4th Georg Gohler, composer, dies at 79
  • Mar 4th Noel Gay, [Richard Moxon Armitage], composer, dies at 55
  • Mar 5th Julian Lowell Coolidge, mathematician (Study-Segre school), dies at 80
  • Mar 6th Jan Kalf, Dutch literature/art historian, dies at 80
  • Mar 6th Louis Zimmermann, violinist, dies at 80
  • Mar 7th Otto Diels, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)
  • Mar 8th Percy Twentyman-Jones, cricketer (pair in only Test for S Afr), dies
  • Mar 9th Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (b. 1912)
  • Mar 9th V. Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer (b. 1874)
  • Mar 14th Ludomir Michal Rogowski, composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 15th Arthur Fickenscher, composer, dies at 82
  • Mar 17th Victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor, dies at 88
  • Mar 18th Walter Mead, cricketer (one Test for England 1899), dies
  • Mar 19th Walter Braunfels, composer, dies at 71
  • Mar 21st Harry Lawrence Freeman, composer, dies at 84
  • Mar 28th Francis B Young, Brit physician/writer (In South Africa), dies at 69
  • Apr 5th Claude Delvincourt, composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 9th Philip Greeley Clapp, composer, dies at 65
  • Apr 10th Auguste Lumière, French photograph/movie pioneer, dies at 81
  • Apr 10th Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst), dies at 79
  • Apr 10th Oscar Mathisen, Norwegian speed skater (b. 1888)
  • Apr 12th Pim [Willem JH] Mulier, Dutch journalist/sports-organizer, dies at 89
  • Apr 13th Angus Lewis Macdonald, Canadian politician (b. 1890)
  • Apr 15th Juan Vicente Lecuna, composer, dies at 54
  • Apr 17th Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu, Romanian communist activist (b. 1900)
  • Apr 25th Joseph Hergesheimer, novelist (Java Head), dies
  • Apr 28th Léon Jouhaux, French labor leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1879)
  • Apr 29th Ernst Heldring, Dutch merchant/ship owner/financier, dies at 82
  • May 1st Tom Tyler, actor (Lost Ranch, Coyote Trails), dies at 50
  • May 2nd Pauline de Cock-Manifarges, singer, dies at 82
  • May 10th George Hirst, cricketer (36,323 1st-class runs, 2739 wickets), dies
  • May 14th Heinz Guderian, German General (b. 1888)
  • May 15th William March, American writer (b. 1893)
  • May 16th Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor (Vienna State Opera), dies at 61
  • May 16th Werner Bischof, Swiss photographer, dies accidentally at 38
  • May 19th Aart A van Schelven, church historian (Willem of Orange), dies at 73
  • May 19th Charles Edward Ives, US composer (Unanswered Question), dies at 79
  • May 21st Janos Hammerschlag, composer, dies at 68
  • May 23rd H R Bromley-Davenport, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 25th Robert Capa, Hungarian-born photojournalist (b. 1913)

Photojournalist Robert Capa
Robert Capa
  • May 26th Franz Pfemfert, writer, dies at 74
  • May 26th Lionel Conacher, Canadian athlete (b. 1900)
  • May 27th Herzmanovsky-Orlando, writer, dies
  • May 28th Achille Longo, composer, dies at 54
  • May 30th Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian/author, dies at 67
  • Jun 1st Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (b. 1869)
  • Jun 4th Harold Hoffman, (Gov-NJ), dies at 58
  • Jun 7th Alan Turing, British mathematician and computer scientist pioneer (Turing Machine), commits suicide at 41
  • Jun 10th Will Rossiter, composer, dies at 87
  • Jun 13th Nikolai Obouhov, composer, dies at 62
  • Jun 21st Gideon Sundback, Swedish-American inventor, perfected the zipper (b. 1880)
  • Jun 22nd Don Hollenbeck, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 49
  • Jun 25th Eduard M Meijers, Dutch lawyer (Civil Code), dies at 74
  • Jun 27th Francis L Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 83
  • Jun 28th Red deer, in Milwaukee Zoo, oldest known deer, dies at 26
  • Jul 3rd Siegfried Handloser, German physician (b. 1895)
  • Jul 6th Dirk Verbeek, actor/director (Hofstad Stage), dies at 70
  • Jul 10th Calogero Vizzini, Sicilian mafioso (b. 1877)
  • Jul 13th Irving Pichel, dies at 63
  • Jul 13th M C Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter/wife of Diego Rivera, dies at 47
  • Jul 14th Jacinto Benavente y Martinez, Spanish playwright, dies at 87
  • Jul 14th Jackie Saunders, American silent screen actress (b. 1892)
  • Jul 17th Dirk B Nanninga, painter, dies at 85

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 18th George Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster, dies at 59

American Gangster George 'Machine Gun' Kelly
American Gangster
George 'Machine Gun' Kelly
  • Jul 19th Jean Roger-Ducasse, composer, dies at 81
  • Jul 20th Blair Moody, (Sen-Mich), dies at 52
  • Jul 24th Mary Church Terrell, educator/civil rights leader, dies at 90
  • Jul 26th Hans Lodeizen, [Johan Frederik], poet (Travel to Congo), dies at 26
  • Jul 29th Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (b. 1879)
  • Jul 31st Onofre Marimón, Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)
  • Aug 1st Charles-A Cingria, writer, dies
  • Aug 2nd Rene Amengual, composer, dies at 42

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 3rd Colette, [Sidonie-Gabrielle], French novelist (Vagabonde), dies at 81

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer