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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
Jan 4th - Elvis Presley records a 10 minute demo in Nashville
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)
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley 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
Jan 12th - Queen Elizabeth II opens NZ parliament
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.
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II Jan 16th - "South Pacific" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1928 performances
Jan 17th - Jacques Cousteau's 1st network telecast airs on "Omnibus" (CBS)
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
Actress Audrey HepburnActress Audrey Hepburn Jan 22nd - 11th Golden Globes: The Robe, Spencer Tracy, & Audrey Hepburn win
Jan 23rd - Harry van Thorn chosen chairman of Dutch KVP
Jan 23rd - Longest undefeated streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (18 games)
Jan 24th - BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Don Carter
Jan 24th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open
Jan 26th - Ground breaking begins on Disneyland
Jan 28th - 1954 NFL Draft: Bobby Garrett from University of Stanford first pick by Cleveland Browns
Jan 29th - Arnold Schoenberg's "De Profundis" premieres in Cologne
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
Composer and Painter Arnold SchoenbergComposer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg Feb 1st - Soccer team The County froms 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
Feb 2nd - President Eisenhower reports detonation of 1st H-bomb (done in 1952)
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
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 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
Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas SalkMedical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk Feb 23rd - 1st mass inoculation against polio with Salk vaccine (Pittsburgh)
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
Mar 1st - In spring training, baseballer Ted Williams breaks his collarbone
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
Baseball Player Ted WilliamsBaseball Player Ted Williams 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 perfs
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)
Mar 9th - Edward R Murrow criticizes Sen Joseph McCarthy (See it Now)
Mar 9th - WMUR TV channel 9 in Manchester, NH (ABC) begins broadcasting
Mar 11th - US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
US Senator Joseph McCarthyUS Senator Joseph McCarthy 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 668

Jan 1st - Fr David, Paris France, rocker
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)
Radio shock jock Howard SternRadio shock jock Howard Stern (Jan 12th) Jan 12th - Howard Stern, Roosevelt NY, "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK)
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, Paris France, actress (Friends)
Jan 28th - Shawn Murray, rock drummer (Mink Deville)
Jan 28th - Rick Warren, American pastor and author
Jan 29th - Dick Manitoba, vocalist (Dictators)
Talk show host Oprah WinfreyTalk show host Oprah Winfrey (Jan 29th) Jan 29th - Oprah Winfrey, Kosciusko Mississippi, Talk show host and actress ('The Oprah Winfrey Show' 'Colour Purple')
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)
Feb 2nd - Ina Garten, American author and TV personality (Barefoot Contessa), born in Brooklyn, New York
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 8th - "Sensational" Sherri Martel, [Russell], New Orl, wrestler (WWF/AWA)
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
Cartoonist Matt GroeningCartoonist Matt Groening (Feb 15th) Feb 15th - Matt Groening, cartoonist (Life in Hell, Simpsons)
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, Englewood NJ, actor (Welcome Back Kotter, Pulp Fiction)
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

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 18 of 18

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggioBaseball Player Joe DiMaggio (Jan 14th) Jan 14th - NY Yankee Joe DiMaggio weds actress Marilyn Monroe (27) in her 2nd marraige at San Francisco City Hall
Jan 16th - Painter Marcel Duchamp (66) weds Alexina Duchamp (48) in New York City
Feb 21st - Actor Leonard Nimoy (22) weds actress Sandra Zober
Mar 27th - Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (20) weds socialite Frederick Gallatin Cammann
May 1st - Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos (36) weds Imelda Romualdez (24) in a Catholic church
May 28th - "The Bad and the Beautiful" actor Kirk Douglas (37) weds producer Ann Buydens (24) at Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas
Jul 11th - Football coach Al Davis (25) weds Carol Segal
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)
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve AllenTV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen (Jul 31st) Jul 31st - "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts" guest host Steve Allen (32) weds actress Jayne Meadows (33)
Aug 7th - Musician Johnny Cash (22) marries 1st wife Vivian Liberto (20)
Sep 14th - Comedians Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara marry
Sep 17th - Film and theater actress Shirley MacLaine (20) weds Steve Parker in New York City
Sep 25th - "Roman Holiday" actress Audrey Hepburn (25) weds actor Mel Ferrer (37) in Burgenstock
Oct 11th - Philippine president Corazon Aquino (21) weds Tarlac governor Benigno Aquino Jr (22) in Pasay City, Philippines
Nov 1st - Actor John Wayne (47) weds actress Pilar Pallete in Kona, Hawaii
Nov 19th - Actress Vera-Ellen (33) weds millionaire Victor Rothschild at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Los Angeles
Nov 20th - NFL quarterback Johnny Unitas (21) weds his high school sweetheart Dorothy Hoelle
Astronaut Buzz AldrinAstronaut Buzz Aldrin (Dec 29th) Dec 29th - Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (24) weds Joan Archer

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

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

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 162

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
Photojournalist Robert CapaPhotojournalist Robert Capa (May 25th) May 25th - Robert Capa, Hungarian-born photojournalist (b. 1913)
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 M Turing, British mathematician (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
American Gangster George 'Machine Gun' KellyAmerican Gangster George 'Machine Gun' Kelly (Jul 18th) Jul 18th - George Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster, dies at 59
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
Aug 3rd - Colette, [Sidonie-Gabrielle], French novelist (Vagabonde), dies at 81

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