What Happened in 1954 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 578

  • Mar 14 KDAL (now KDLH) TV channel 3 in Duluth-Superior, MN (CBS) begins
  • Mar 14 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • Mar 14 NBA Baltimore Bullets end a 32 game road losing streak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 15 "CBS Morning Show" premieres with Walter Cronkite & Jack Paar

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • Mar 15 WSJV TV channel 28 in Elkhart-South Bend, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 19 1st color telecast of a prize fight, Giardello vs Troy in Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • Mar 19 1st rocket-driven sled on rails tested in Alamogordo, NM
  • Mar 19 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • Mar 19 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
  • Mar 19 Weekes, Worrell & Walcott complete centuries in innings v England
  • Mar 20 "King & I" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1246 performances
  • Mar 20 16th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: La Salle beats Bradley 92-76
  • Mar 20 1st newspaper vending machine used (Columbia Pennsylvania)
  • Mar 21 KFBB TV channel 5 in Great Falls, MT (ABC/CBS/NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 22 First shopping mall opened in Southfield, Michigan
  • Mar 22 Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 25 26th Academy Awards: "From Here to Eternity" best film, William Holden & Audrey Hepburn best actor/actress

  • Mar 25 Pope Pius XII encyclical "Sacra virginitas" (On consecrated virginity)
  • Mar 25 RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12½" screen at $1,000)
  • Mar 26 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
  • Mar 28 8th Tony Awards: Teahouse of the August Moon & Kismet win
  • Mar 28 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Betsy Rawls Golf Open
  • Mar 28 WKAQ TV channel 2 in San Juan, PR (TM) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 30 Test Cricket debut of Garry Sobers v England at Kingston
  • Mar 31 USSR offers to join NATO
  • Apr 1 US Air Force Academy established
  • Apr 1 1st Dutch motorway, Amsterdam-Utrecht, opens
  • Apr 1 1st US Army helicopter battalion forms, Fort Bragg, NC
  • Apr 1 Earthquake/tsunami ravage Aleutians, 200 killed
  • Apr 1 WQED TV channel 13 in Pittsburgh, PA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 2 Plans to build Disneyland 1st announced [see Jan 26]
  • Apr 3 "Me & Juliet" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 358 performances
  • Apr 3 Don Perry climbs a 20' rope in under 2.8 seconds (AAU record)
  • Apr 4 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Carrollton Georgia Golf Open

Music releaseMusic Recording

Apr 5 Elvis Presley records his debut single "That's All Right"

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Apr 6 Mont Canadiens score 3 goals in 56 sec in playoff game against Det
  • Apr 6 TV Dinner was 1st put on sale by Swanson & Sons
  • Apr 6 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
  • Apr 7 German government refuses to recognize DDR

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Apr 7 US President Dwight D. Eisenhower in news conference is first to voice fear of a "domino-effect" of communism in Indo-China

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Apr 7 WALB TV channel 10 in Albany, GA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 8 "By the Beautiful Sea" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 270 performances
  • Apr 9 WECT TV channel 6 in Wilmington, NC (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 9 7th Cannes Film Festival: "Gate of Hell" directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa wins the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film
  • Apr 10 KRGV TV channel 5 in Weslaco, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 10 108th Grand National: Bryan Marshall aboard Royal Tan wins
  • Apr 11 Marlene Bauer wins LPGA New Orleans Golf Open

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 12 18th Masters Golf Tournament: Sam Snead wins, shooting a 289

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • Apr 12 8th NBA Championship: Min Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 12 Belgian Van Houtte government resigns
  • Apr 12 Bill Haley & Comets records "Rock Around Clock"
  • Apr 12 Joe Turner releases "Shake, Rattle & Roll"
  • Apr 13 Balt Orioles 1st game, loses to Tigers in Detroit 3-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 Milwaukee Braves' Hank Aaron's 1st game

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 Robert Oppenheimer accused of being a communist

Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer
  • Apr 14 Soviet diplomat Vladimir Petrov asks for politics asylum in Canberra
  • Apr 15 KARK TV channel 4 in Little Rock, AR (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 15 Orioles 1st game in Baltimore beat White Sox 3-1
  • Apr 15 WHO TV channel 13 in Des Moines, IA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 15 Yankees dedicate a plaque to Edward Barrow
  • Apr 16 KVAL TV channel 13 in Eugene, OR (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 16 Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat Montreal Canadiens, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 18 Colonel Gamal Abdal Nasser seizes power & becomes Prime Minister of Egypt
  • Apr 18 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • Apr 19 58th Boston Marathon won by Veikko Karvonen of Finland in 2:20:39
  • Apr 19 7-time winner of Boston Marathon, 65-year-old Clarence Demar, runs his last race at Boston finishing 78th
  • Apr 20 "Golden Apple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 125 performances
  • Apr 21 Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of USSR
  • Apr 21 USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam
  • Apr 22 Achiel van Acker forms Belgian government
  • Apr 22 NBA adopts 24-second shot clock & 6 team-foul rule
  • Apr 22 US Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings begin
  • Apr 22 USSR joins UNESCO
  • Apr 23 Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers
  • Apr 24 1st American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina
  • Apr 24 Australia & USSR break diplomatic relations
  • Apr 24 WSEE TV channel 35 in Erie, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting

1stFirst Solar Battery

Apr 25 Bell labs announces the 1st solar battery made from silicon. It has about 6% efficiency.

  • Apr 25 British raid Nairobi, Kenya (25,000 Mau Mau suspects arrested)
  • Apr 25 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island atmospher
  • Apr 25 WDEF TV channel 12 in Chattanooga, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 26 Far Eastern Affairs conference opens in Geneva

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 26 Nationwide test of Salk anti-polio vaccine begins

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk

Film release premierFilm Release

Apr 26 The Japanese film "Seven Samurai", starring Toshiro Mifune, is released

Actor & Writer Toshiro Mifune
Actor & Writer
Toshiro Mifune
  • Apr 30 Darius Milhauds 4th Concert for piano/orch premieres in Haifa
  • May 1 80th Kentucky Derby: Raymond York aboard Determine wins in 2:03
  • May 1 Bishops publish Mandement (member socialist org forbidden)
  • May 1 HSA-UWC Forms (Unification Church) (Moonies)
  • May 1 WAPA TV channel 4 in San Juan, PR (NBC/SFN) begins broadcasting

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 2 Stan Musial hits 5 HRs in a doubleheader

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • May 3 KTEN TV channel 10 in Ada-Ardmore, OK (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 3 Pulitzer prize awarded to Charles A Lindbergh & John Patrick

  • May 3 WHA TV channel 21 in Madison, WI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • May 4 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
  • May 5 Military coup by general Alfredo Stroessner in Paraguay
  • May 6 Roger Bannister of Britain breaks 4 minute mile (3:59:4) at Iffley Road,Oxford
  • May 7 French surrender to Vietminh after 55-day siege at Dien Bien Phu
  • May 7 US, Great Britain & France reject Russian membership of NATO
  • May 8 1st shot-put over 60' (18.29 m)-Parry O'Brien, Los Angeles, CA
  • May 10 Bolshoi Ballet does not appear in Paris

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 668

  • Feb 25 John Doe, American musician
  • Feb 26 John Bolger, actor (Capt Gabe McNamara-Another World)
  • Feb 26 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey
  • Feb 27 Neal Schon, rock guitarist (Journey-Open Arms, Bad English)
  • Feb 28 Brian Billick, American football coach
  • Mar 1 Ron Howard, Oklahoma, American actor/director (American Graffiti, Happy Days)
  • Mar 1 Catherine Bach, Warren Oh, actress (Daisey Duke-The Dukes of Hazzard)
  • Mar 1 Janis Gill, Torrance Cal, singer (Sweethearts of Rodeo-Midnight Girl)
  • Mar 2 Stone Phumelele Sizani, South African treasurer (UDF)
  • Mar 3 Keith Carlton Fergus, PGA golfer (1995 Honda Classic-8th), born in Temple, Texas
  • Mar 3 Chris Hughes, English record producer and rock drummer (Adam & The Ants), born in London, England
  • Mar 4 Catherine O'Hara, comedienne (Beetlejuice, SCTV), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 4 Peter Erling Jacobsen, Portland OR, PGA golfer (1990 Bob Hope)
  • Mar 4 Mark Chorvinsky, American author and editor (d. 2005)
  • Mar 4 François Fillon, French politician, Prime Minister of France
  • Mar 4 Willie Thorne, English snooker player
  • Mar 5 Marsha Warfield, comedian/actress (Roz-Night Court)
  • Mar 7 Matt Frenette, rock drummer (Loverboy)
  • Mar 8 Cheryl Baker, rock vocalist (Bucks Fizz-My Camera Never Lies)
  • Mar 8 David Wilkie, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1976), is born in Colombo, Sri Lanka to Scottish parents
  • Mar 8 Karl Schnabl, 90m ski jumper (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • Mar 9 Charmain Elaine Sylvers, rocker
  • Mar 9 Keven Wade, Chappaqua NY, screen writer (Working Girls)
  • Mar 9 Bobby Sands, Irish IRA member and leader of the hunger strike at Maze Prison where he died in 1981
  • Mar 11 Gale Norton, 48th United States Secretary of the Interior
  • Mar 12 Anish Kapoor, Indian born British sculptor, born in Mumbai
  • Mar 13 Robin Duke, comedienne (SNL, SCTV, Club Paradise), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 14 Adrian Zmed, actor (TJ Hooker, Dance Fever), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 14 David La Croix, race horse trainer
  • Mar 14 Jann Browne, country singer (Mexican Wind)
  • Mar 15 Craig Wasson, Oregon, actor (Body Double, 4 Friends, Men's Club)
  • Mar 16 Dav Whatmore, cricketer (Colombo Aust bat 1979, Sri Lanka coach 1995-)
  • Mar 16 Hollis Stacy, LPGA golfer (US Open 1977, 78), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Mar 16 Jimmy Nail, singer/actor (Evita, Spender, Howling II)
  • Mar 16 Nancy Wilson, SF, rock guitarist (Heart-Never, What about Love)
  • Mar 16 Colin Ireland, Kent, England, serial killer ('Gay Slayer'/ Coleherne killer), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 17 Lesley-Anne Down, actress (A Little Night Music, Moonraker), born in London, England
  • Mar 17 Rena Jones, rock vocalist
  • Mar 17 Wally Stocker, rock vocalist/guitarist (Babys-Missing You), born in London, England
  • Mar 18 James F Reilly II, Mt Home AFB Idaho, PhD/astronaut (STS 89, sk:100)
  • Mar 19 Charles Pinnell, horse trainer
  • Mar 19 Indu Shahani, Indian educationist and Sheriff of Mumbai
  • Mar 20 Charlie Simmer, Ontario, NHL left winger (LA Kings)
  • Mar 20 Jim Seales, Hamilton Ala, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South)
  • Mar 20 Liana Kanelli, Greek journalist and politician
  • Mar 21 Mary Jane Smith, Van Nuys Ca, WPVA volleyballer (National-9th-1993)
  • Mar 23 Moses Malone, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks, Milw Bucks, Philadelphia '76ers), born in Petersburg, Virginia, (d. 2015)
  • Mar 23 Geno Auriemma, American basketball coach
  • Mar 24 Donna Pescow, actress (Angie, Out of this World, Rainbow), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 24 Irina Ratushinskaya, Odessa Ukraine, disident poet (Beyond the Limit)
  • Mar 24 Robert Carradine, actor (Slim-The Cowboys, Wavelength), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 25 Elli Stai, Greek journalist and TV presenter
  • Mar 25 Thom Loverro, American sportswriter
  • Mar 26 Curtis Sliwa, founder (Guardian Angels)/radio personality (WABC)
  • Mar 26 Piers Gardner, director (British Institute of Intl & Comparative Law)
  • Mar 26 Kazuhiko Inoue, Japanese seiyu (voice actor)
  • Mar 28 Morris Mason, American convicted rapist and murderer (d. 1985)
  • Mar 29 Karen Anne Quinlan, NJ, famous comatose patient (right to die case)
  • Mar 31 Tony Brock, England, rock drummer (Isn't It Time, Every Time I Think of You)
  • Apr 1 Jeff Porcaro, drummer/percussionist (Toto-Roxanne, Africa), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 2 Ron Palillo, Ct, actor (Arnold Horshack-Welcome Back Kotter), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 2 Susumu Hirasawa, Japanese electropop musician
  • Apr 3 Elisabetta Brusa, Italian composer
  • Apr 4 Julie Carmen, Mount Vernon NY, actress (Gloria, Last Plane Out)
  • Apr 5 Christopher S Nelson, actor (Sons & Daughters), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Apr 5 Michael W Butler, computer programmer (created TODAY program)
  • Apr 5 Stan Ridgeway, rocker (Mosquito-Garage Sale)
  • Apr 6 Judi Bowker, Shawford England, actress (Clash of the Titans)
  • Apr 7 Donna White, LPGA golfer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 7 Jackie Chan, Hong Kong martial arts actor (Rumble in the Bronx), born in Hong Kong

  • Apr 7 Tony Dorsett, NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys, Heisman Trophy)
  • Apr 8 Gary Carter, catcher (Mont Expos, NY Mets)
  • Apr 8 John Schneider, Mt Kisco NY, actor (Bo-Dukes of Hazzard)
  • Apr 8 G.V. Loganathan, American professor (d. 2007)
  • Apr 9 Dennis Quaid, actor (Big Easy, Dreamscape, Right Stuff), born in Houston, Texas
  • Apr 9 Iain Duncan Smith, British politician
  • Apr 10 Peter MacNicol, actor (Chicago Hope, Sophie's Choice), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Apr 12 Marvin Johnson, US, middleweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1972)
  • Apr 12 Pat Travers, Canadian rock guitarist (Puttin' it Straight), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 13 Barbara Roche, British politician (L), immigration minister
  • Apr 13 Jimmy Destri, rock keyboardist (Blondie-Heart of Glass, Rapture)
  • Apr 13 Niels Olsen, Danish singer
  • Apr 14 Bruce Sterling, US, sci-fi author (Involution Ocean, Schismatrix)
  • Apr 15 Emmanuel, Mexico City Mexico, spanish singer
  • Apr 16 Ellen Barkin, actress (Big Easy, Sea of Love), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Apr 16 John Bowe, Australian racing driver
  • Apr 17 Kim Tyler, actress (Kyle-Please Don't Eat Daisies), born in Hollywood, California
  • Apr 17 Riccardo Patrese, driver (Grand Prix)
  • Apr 17 Rowdy Roddy Piper, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Apr 17 Michael Sembello, American musician
  • Apr 18 Kim Stone, bassist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • Apr 19 Trevor Francis, British soccer manager
  • Apr 20 Peter Toohey, cricketer (NSW & Australian batsman 1977-80)
  • Apr 20 Gilles Lupien, French Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 21 Dale Eggeling, Statesboro GA, LPGA golfer (1995 Oldsmobile Classic)
  • Apr 21 James Morrison, American actor
  • Apr 21 Ebiet G. Ade, Indonesian singer
  • Apr 22 Joseph Bottoms, Santa Barbara Cal, actor (Surfacing, Blind Date)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 23 Michael Moore, American filmmaker (Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine, Sicko), born in Flint, Michigan

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore
  • Apr 24 Jack Blades, rock bassist (Damn Yankees-Coming of Age, Night Ranger)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 163 of 163

  • Aug 6 Theo[by] Van Reijn, sculptor/drawer/lithograph, dies at 70 [or 8/10]
  • Aug 8 Gino Tagliapietra, composer, dies at 67
  • Aug 11 Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (b. 1886)
  • Aug 13 Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 14 Hugo Eckener, German inventor and commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin during its record-setting flights, dies at 86

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • Aug 17 Billy Murray, singer (Denver Nightengale), dies at 77
  • Aug 19 Alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53), dies at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 24 Getulio D Vargas, President and dictator of Brazil: 1930-45, 51-54, suicide at 71

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas
  • Sep 3 Eugene Pallette, actor (It's a Date, My Man Godfrey), dies at 65
  • Sep 5 Eugen Schiffer, German politician (b. 1860)
  • Sep 7 Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (b. 1885)
  • Sep 9 Alfred Gradstein, composer, dies at 49
  • Sep 10 Peter Anders, German opera singer, dies
  • Sep 11 Licinio Refice, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 19 Tibor Harsanyi, composer, dies at 56
  • Sep 21 Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese inventor (b. 1858)
  • Sep 24 Edward Pilgrim, British suicide hastened by bureaucracy (b. 1904)
  • Sep 25 Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, Spanish essayist/philosopher, dies at 71
  • Sep 26 Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (b. 1868)
  • Sep 28 Bert Lytell, actor (Henry-One Man's Family), dies at 69
  • Sep 30 Percie Charlton, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1890), dies
  • Oct 3 Herbert Prior, actor (Pollyanna), dies at 87
  • Oct 5 Flor Alpaerts, Flem composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel/Pallieter), dies at 78
  • Oct 6 Hakon Borresen, composer, dies at 78
  • Oct 8 Morten Korch, Danish author, dies at 78
  • Oct 12 George Welch, American pilot (b. 1918)
  • Oct 20 Willie Shaw, race car driver (Indy 500-1937, 39, 40), dies at 51
  • Oct 22 Prosper Cocquyt, Belgian brewer/pilot, dies at 54
  • Oct 22 Jibanananda Das, Bengali poet (b. 1899)
  • Oct 23 Henri Zagwijn, composer, dies at 76
  • Oct 26 Floris HL Prims, Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp, dies
  • Oct 27 Franco Alfano, Italian (opera)composer (Puccini's Turandot), dies at 78
  • Oct 27 Frank Druce, cricketer (252 runs in 5 Tests for England), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 3 Henri E B Matisse, French painter/sculptor (Dance II), dies at 84

Impressionist Painter Henri Matisse
Impressionist Painter
Henri Matisse
  • Nov 4 Stig H Dagerman, Swedish author (Burned Child), dies at 31
  • Nov 10 Hussein Fatemi, Iran Foreign minister, executed
  • Nov 11 John Rosamund Johnson, composer, dies at 81
  • Nov 13 Fay Baker, actress (Sorority Girl), dies at 60
  • Nov 15 Lionel Barrymore, [Blythe], actor (Dr Kildare, Key Largo), dies at 76
  • Nov 16 Albert Francis Blakeslee, American Botanist, dies at 80
  • Nov 19 Walter Bartley Wilson, founding member of Cardiff City F.C. (b. 1870)
  • Nov 21 Karol Rathaus, composer, dies at 59
  • Nov 21 Werner Elert, German Lutheran theologian, dies at 69
  • Nov 22 Andrej J Vysjinski, Russian UN ambassador, dies at 70
  • Nov 22 Moroni Olsen, actor (Possessed), dies at 65
  • Nov 22 Roderick McMahon, Professional Wrestling/Boxing Booker (b. 1882)
  • Nov 26 Bill Doak, former Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1891)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 28 Enrico Fermi, Italian/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1938), dies of stomach cancer at 53

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • Nov 29 George Edward Robey, English comic/actor (Henry IV), dies at 85
  • Nov 29 Dink Johnson, American musician (b. 1892)
  • Nov 30 Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (b. 1886)
  • Dec 1 Fred Rose, American songwriter and music publishing executive (b. 1897)
  • Dec 3 Enrique Soro Barriga, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 4 Nina Vasar, wife of Russian composer Dmitri Sjostakovitsj, dies
  • Dec 8 Gladys George, actress (Roaring Twenties), dies at 50
  • Dec 13 John Raymond Hubbell, American writer (b. 1879)
  • Dec 20 Emilis Melngailis, composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 20 James Hilton, English author (Lost Horizon), dies at 54
  • Dec 23 René Iché, French sculptor (b. 1897)
  • Dec 25 Johnny Ace, American rhythm and blues singer, accidentally shoots himself in the head at 25
  • Dec 25 Liberty Hyde Bailey, US botanist (Plantbreeding), dies at 96
  • Dec 25 Rosario Scalero, composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 31 Peter Van Anrooy, conductor/composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie), dies at 75