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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 576

Jan 1st - KHAS TV channel 5 in Hastings, NB (NBC) begins broadcasting
Jan 1st - KOSA TV channel 7 in Odessa, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 1st - Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) declares independence from Egypt & UK
Jan 1st - WREC (now WREG) TV channel 3 in Memphis, TN (CBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 1st - A new year event causes panic and stampedes at Yahiko Shrine, Yahiko, central Niigata, Japan, killing at least 124 people.
Jan 2nd - Poujadists/communists win French parliamentary elections
Jan 2nd - 42nd Rose Bowl: #2 Michigan State beats #4 UCLA, 17-14
Jan 2nd - 22nd Sugar Bowl: #7 Georgia Tech beats #11 Pittsburgh, 7-0
Jan 2nd - 22nd Orange Bowl: #1 Oklahoma beats #3 Maryland, 20-6
Jan 3rd - A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
Jan 6th - KGNS TV channel 8 in Laredo, TX (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
Jan 6th - Federal court bars former Little League Commissioner Carl Stotz from forming a rival group
Jan 7th - Vinoo Mankad scores 231 v NZ, 413 opening stand with Roy
Jan 8th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Conrad Aiken
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley Jan 8th - Elvis Presley's "Don't Be Cruel/Hound Dog" single goes to #1 & stays #1 for a record 11 weeks (for a single)
Jan 8th - Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
Jan 9th - Abigail Van Buren's "Dear Abby" column 1st appears in newspapers
Jan 9th - Samir el-Rifai forms government in Jordan
Jan 10th - Elvis records "Heartbreak Hotel"
Jan 14th - Jordan government refuses to join Pact of Baghdad
Jan 14th - Little Richard releases "Tutti Frutti"
Jan 15th - Bauer Marlene wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open
Jan 15th - Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed honorary member of Academia Santa Cecilia
Jan 15th - KWAB TV channel 4 in Big Spring, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
Jan 15th - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 31-30
Jan 16th - Egyptian pres Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine
Jan 18th - German DR forms own army (National People's Army)
Jan 19th - Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field
Singer-songwriter Buddy HollySinger-songwriter Buddy Holly Jan 20th - Buddy Holly records "Blue Days Black Night" in Nashville
Jan 21st - "Comedy in Music (Victor Borge)" closes at Golden NYC after 849 perfs
Jan 21st - William Shawn succeeds Harold Ross as editor of New Yorker
Jan 22nd - 30 die in a train crash in Los Angeles
Jan 22nd - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
Jan 22nd - Canadian Football Council forms
Jan 24th - 96.5 cm precipitation at Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii (state record)
Jan 24th - An inquiry considers building homes in a war devastated area in London
Jan 24th - 6th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 108-94 at Rochester, New York
Jan 25th - 96.5 cm (38.0") of rainfall, Kilauea Plantation, HI (state record)
Jan 26th - 7th Winter Olympic games open in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Jan 26th - Hank Greenberg & Joe Cronin are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Baseball Player Hank GreenbergBaseball Player Hank Greenberg Jan 26th - Porkkala military base returned to Finland by USSR
Jan 27th - NFL's NY Giants switches games from Polo Grounds to Yankee Stadium
Jan 27th - Elvis Presley's releases the single "Heartbreak Hotel"
Jan 28th - Elvis Presley's 1st appearance on National TV (Dorsey Bros Stage Show)
Jan 29th - F Durrenmatt's "Der Besuch der Alten Dame" premieres in Zurich
Jan 30th - Elvis Presley records his version of "Blue Suede Shoes"
Jan 30th - KRMA TV channel 6 in Denver, CO (PBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 30th - KTXS TV channel 12 in Sweetwater-Abilene, TX (ABC) begins broadcasting
Jan 30th - Martin Luther King Jr.s home bombed
Jan 30th - 44th Women's Australian Championships: Mary Carter Reitano beats Thelma Coyne Long (3-6, 6-2, 9-7)
Jan 30th - 44th Men's Australian Championships: Lew Hoad beats Ken Rosewall (6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 7-5)
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew HoadTennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Lew Hoad Jan 31st - French government of Mollet forms
Jan 31st - Juscelino Kubitschek becomes president of Brazil
Jan 31st - Guy Mollet becomes Prime Minister of France.
Feb 1st - Hague Daily Newspaper reveals war crimes of Hague mayor Schokking
Feb 1st - WSAV TV channel 3 in Savannah, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting
Feb 2nd - Coasters sign with Atlantic Records
Feb 3rd - Autherine Lucy admitted to University of Alabama, suspended 2/7 after a riot
Feb 3rd - Toni Sailor becomes 1st Olympic skier to sweep 3 alpine events
Feb 4th - AL plans to test automatic intentional walk during spring training
Feb 5th - 7th Winter Olympic games close at Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
Feb 5th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Havana Golf Open
Feb 5th - NY Mayor Robert Wagner & Bkln Boro Pres Frank Cashmore sponsor a bill to create a $30M Brooklyn Sports Center Authority to build
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise SuggsGolfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs Feb 6th - Chicago's Daily Defender, begins publishing
Feb 6th - French premier Guy Mollet pelted with tomatoes in Algiers
Feb 6th - University of Alabama suspends African-American student Autherine Lucy claiming that it can no longer provide for her safety
Feb 8th - Mine disaster in Quaregnon Belgium, 8 die
Feb 9th - -5°F (15°C) in Sicily
Feb 9th - KHPL (now KWNB) TV channel 6 in Hayes Center, NB (ABC) 1st broadcast
Feb 9th - R Lacoste follows Catroux as premier of Algeria
Feb 10th - "My Friend Flicka" premieres on CBS (later NBC) TV
Feb 11th - British diplomats Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean deny working as spies for Soviet Russia after reappearing in the Soviet Union after going missing 5 years earlier
Feb 12th - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Miami Beach Golf Open
Feb 13th - KYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland
Feb 14th - 20th Congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
Feb 14th - Indonesia withdraws from Neth Indonesian Union
Feb 14th - Verhoeven/Nauta/De King/Wijnhout win Dutch 11 city skate
Feb 15th - Urho Kekkonen appointed president of Finland
Feb 15th - Pirates & KC A's cancel an exhibition game in Birmingham Alabama, because of local ordinance barring black from playing against white
Feb 17th - Ice Dance Championship at Garmisch won by Pamela Weight/P Thomas GRB
Feb 17th - Ice Pairs Championship at Garmisch won by Schwarz & Oppelt of AUT
Feb 17th - Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Garmisch won by Carol Heiss USA
Feb 17th - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Garmisch won by H A Jenkins USA
Feb 19th - Kathy Cornelius wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
Feb 20th - WOSU TV channel 34 in Columbus, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 22nd - 1st English soccer match at Kunstlicht: Portsmouth vs Newcastle United
Feb 23rd - 20th Congress of CPSU closes in Moscow
Feb 23rd - 13th Golden Globes: East of Eden, Ernest Borgnine, & Anna Magnani win
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita KhrushchevFirst Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev Feb 25th - Nikita Khrushchev denounces Stalin at 20th Soviet Party Conference
Feb 26th - Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
Feb 26th - Writers and poets Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge
Feb 27th - Female suffrage in Egypt
Feb 28th - 13 die in a train crash in Swampscott Mass
Feb 28th - Jay Wright Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory
Feb 29th - Islamic Republic forms in Pakistan
Feb 29th - President Eisenhower announces he would seek a 2nd term
Mar 1st - The International Air Transport Association finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.
Mar 2nd - Morocco tears up the Treaty of Fez, declares independence from France
Mar 3rd - Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10: "Heartbreak Hotel"
Mar 3rd - Cockie Gastelaars swims world record 100 m freestyle (1:04.2)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 709

Jan 1st - Anatoli Borisovich Polonsky, Russia, lt-colonel/cosmonaut
Jan 1st - Sergei Vasiliyevich Avdeyev, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-15, SK:TM-28)
Jan 1st - Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (d. 2000)
Jan 1st - Kôji Yakusho, Japanese actor
Jan 2nd - Lynda Barry, American cartoonist
Jan 3rd - Mel Gibson, Peekskill NY, actor (Mad Max, Mrs Soffel, Lethal Weapon)
Jan 3rd - Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver, San Jose California
Jan 4th - Ann Magnuson, Charleston WV, actress (Anything But Love, Hunger)
Actor and Film Director Mel GibsonActor and Film Director Mel Gibson (Jan 3rd) Jan 4th - Barney Sumner, rock guitarist/vocalist (New Order-Blue Monday)
Jan 4th - Bernard Albrecht, English pop guitarist (Joy Division)
Jan 4th - Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer
Jan 5th - Chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef
Jan 7th - Robin Walton, Boise ID, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland Classic-15th)
Jan 7th - Rosalyn Bryant, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
Jan 7th - David Caruso, American actor (NYPD Blue, Michael Hayes), born in Forest Hills, New York
Jan 9th - David Smith, cricketer (England lefty batsman in 2 Tests v WI 1986)
Jan 9th - Kimberly Beck Hilton, Glendale California, actress (Kim-Peyton Place)
Jan 9th - Imelda Staunton, British actress
Jan 9th - Mike Walczewski, American Public Address Announcer at Madison Square Garden
Jan 10th - Shawn Colvin, American singer
Jan 10th - Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spanish writer
Jan 11th - Kuniaki Kobayashi, wrestler (WAR/NJPW)
Jan 11th - Robert Earl Keen, American singer
Jan 13th - Janet Hubert-Whitten, actress (Vivian Banks-Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
Jan 13th - Jay McInerney, writer (Bright Lights, Big City)
Jan 13th - Malcolm Foster, rock bassist (Pretenders-Mystery Achievement)
Jan 14th - Étienne Daho, French singer and songwriter
Jan 14th - Ben Heppner, Canadian singer
Jan 15th - Paul Parker, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1981)
Jan 15th - Vera Sosulya, USSR, toboggan (Olympic-gold-1980)
Jan 15th - Mayawati, Indian politician
Jan 16th - Wayne Daniel, cricketer (WI fast bowler 1976-84)
Jan 16th - Jennifer Dale, Canadian actress
Jan 16th - Martin Jol, Dutch football manager
Jan 16th - Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (d. 2007)
Jan 17th - Mitch Vogel, Alhambra California, actor (Jamie-Bonanza)
Jan 17th - Paul Young, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Every Time You Go Away)
Jan 18th - Mark Collie, Waynesboro Tn, country singer (Another Old Soldier)
Jan 19th - Carman Licciardello, American Christian singer
Political Commentator and Stand-up Comedian Bill MaherPolitical Commentator and Stand-up Comedian Bill Maher (Jan 20th) Jan 20th - Bill Maher, New York New York, American comedian and political commentator (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect)
Jan 20th - John McNally, Naha Okinawa, US rapid fire pistol (Oly-84, 88, 92, 96)
Jan 20th - John Phillips Naber, Evanston Ill, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold/silver-76)
Jan 20th - Maria Larsson, Swedish politician
Jan 21st - Robby Benson, American actor (One on One, Running Brave, Chosen), born in Dallas, Texas
Jan 21st - Bob Brill, drummer (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away), born in NYC, New York
Jan 22nd - Becky Pearson, LPGA golfer
Jan 22nd - Steve Riley, American drummer
Jan 24th - Hanne Krogh, Norwegian singer (Bobbysocks)
Jan 24th - Lounès Matoub, a famous Berber Kabyle singer (d. 1998)
Jan 25th - Andy Cox, rock guitarist (Fine Young Cannibals-She Drives Me Crazy)
Jan 26th - Lisa Boray, [Schulte Nordholt], Dutch singer (Lovers Until the End)
Jan 26th - Simon Howard, English large landowner (Castle Howard)
Jan 27th - Mimi Rogers, Coral Gables Fla, actress (Paper Dolls, The Rousters)
Jan 27th - Fred Quillan, Portland Oregon, WLAF offensive coach (Frankfurt Galaxy)
Jan 28th - Peter Schilling, Stuttgart Germany, rocker
Jan 30th - Jeremy Gittins, English actor
Jan 30th - Keiichi Tsuchiya, Japanese racing driver
Jan 31st - Johnny Rotten, [John Lydon], rocker (Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen)
Jan 31st - Lloyd Cole, rocker
Jan 31st - Trevor A Manuel, South African UDF/ANC-leader
Feb 1st - Brahmanandam, Indian film actor
Feb 1st - Exene Cervenka, American musician
Feb 1st - Mike Kitchen, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
Feb 3rd - Nathan Lane, Jersey NJ, actor (One of the Boys, Frankie & Johnnie)
Feb 3rd - Pamela Cossey, England, model/sister of transsexual Tula
Feb 3rd - John Jefferson, American football player
Feb 3rd - Lee Ranaldo, American musician (Sonic Youth)
Feb 5th - Hector Rebaque, Mexican racing driver
Feb 5th - Betty Ong, flight attendant that died on September 11, 2001, on American Airlines Flight 11
Feb 6th - Jon Walmsley, Lancashire England, actor (Jason-Waltons)
Feb 6th - Linda Grovenor, actress (Die Laughing, Wheels of Fire), born in Baltimore, Maryland
Feb 7th - Emo Philips, American comedian
Feb 7th - Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss) (d. 2007)
Feb 8th - Dave Meros, American bassist (Spock's Beard)
Feb 9th - Philip Jackson Ford Jr, NC, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1976)
Feb 11th - Kathleen Beller, actress (Ft Apache the Bronx, Touched), born in Queens, New York
Feb 11th - H.R., American singer
Feb 11th - Didier Lockwood, French violinist
Feb 12th - Ad P Melkert, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (1994- )
Feb 13th - Liam Brady, British soccer player
Feb 13th - Peter Hook, English rock bassist (New Order-Round & Round, Run)
Feb 13th - Richard Eden, actor (Brick-Santa Barbara, Solar Crisis, Robocop)
Feb 13th - Yiannis Kouros, Greek-Australian runner
Feb 13th - Princess Alia bint Al Hussein, Jordanian Royal Family member
Feb 14th - Dave Dravecky, pitcher (SF Giants), had arm amputated
Feb 14th - Howard Edward Davis Jr, Glen Cove NY, lw boxer (Olympic-silver-1976)
Feb 14th - Ken Wahl, actor (Wanderers), born in Chicago, Illinois
Feb 15th - Desmond Haynes, cricket (WI opener-greatest batsman in 1-day history)
Feb 15th - Hilda Beatriz "Hildita" Guevara, Cuba, daughter of "Che" Guevara
Feb 15th - Hitoshi Ogawa, Japanese racing driver (d. 1992)
Feb 17th - Richard Karn, American actor
Feb 18th - Ted Gärdestad, Swedish singer (d. 1997)
Feb 19th - Dave Wakeling, rock singer/guitarist
Feb 19th - George David Low, astronaut (STS 32, STS 43), born in Cleveland, Ohio
Feb 19th - Peter Holsapple, rocker (Continental Drifters)
Feb 19th - Steve Randell, Tasmanian cricket Test umpire (international panel)
Feb 19th - Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist, Nobel laureate
Feb 20th - Charles Cummins, Clintwood Va, 3rd of 5 siblings born on 2/20
Feb 20th - Charlie Adler, American voice actor
Feb 21st - Woody Brown, Dayton Ohio, actor (Cliff-Facts of Life)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 31 of 31

Actor Gene HackmanActor Gene Hackman (Jan 1st) Jan 1st - Actor Gene Hackman (25) weds Fay Maltese
Jan 28th - Science student later astronaut Neil Armstrong marries fellow student Janet Elizabeth Shearon in Wilmette, Illinois
Feb 14th - MLB center fielder Willie Mays (24) weds Margherite Wendell Chapman in NYC, New York
Mar 3rd - Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke (26) weds first wife Hazel Masterson (26) at Perth Trinity Church in Australia
Mar 19th - Author Aldous Huxley (62) weds musician and author Laura Archera (45)
Apr 14th - Actress Vera Miles (25) weds actor Gordon Scott (29)
Apr 18th - Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco (civil ceremony)
Apr 19th - US actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III (in Church)
Apr 23rd - Novelist C. S. Lewis (57) weds poet Joy Davidman (41) at the register office in Oxford, England
New York Yankees Owner George SteinbrennerNew York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner (May 12th) May 12th - NY Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner (25) weds Elizabeth Joan Zieg
May 22nd - Actress Anita Ekberg (24) weds actor and singer Anthony Steel (36) in Florence, Italy
Jun 6th - Three-time Olympic Champion figure skater Sonja Henie (44) weds Norwegian shipping magnate and art patron Niels Onstad (47)
Jun 14th - Actor Ted Cassidy (23) weds Margaret Helen
Jun 16th - British Poet and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes marries American writer and poet (The Bell Jar) Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn, London.
Jun 29th - Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for 3rd time playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York
Jul 6th - Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot
Aug 5th - Actress-singer Shirley Jones (22) weds film and stage actor Jack Cassidy (29)
Aug 12th - Canadain actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Gloria Rand
Actor William ShatnerActor William Shatner (Aug 12th) Aug 14th - Writer Iris Murdoch (37) marries academic John Bayley (31)
Aug 19th - Actor Christopher Plummer (26) weds actress Tammy Grimes (22) at Cherokee Castle in Sedalia, Colorado
Aug 21st - Boxing champ Archie Moore (42) weds model Joan Hardy in Ensenada, Mexico
Aug 27th - Socialite Gloria Vanderbilt (32) weds "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (32)
Sep 14th - British playwright (Nobel prize for literature 2005) Harold Pinter (26) marries 1st wife actress Vivien Merchant (27)
Sep 28th - Russian president Boris Yeltsin (25) weds Naina Girina (24)
Oct 6th - South African politician "Kobie" Coetsee marries Helena E Malan
Oct 6th - Tennis player champ Ken Rosewall (21) weds Wilma McIver at St John's Church of England Cathedral in Brisbane, Australia
Oct 13th - MLB player Roger Maris (22) weds high school sweetheart Pat Carvell at St. Anthony Padua Church
Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm FraserPrime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser (Dec 9th) Dec 9th - Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser (26) weds Tamie Beggs (20)
Dec 9th - NBA player Bill Russell (22) weds college sweetheart Rose Swisher
Dec 28th - Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (23) weds actor Gig Young (43)
Dec 28th - Singer Patti Page (29) weds choreographer Charles O'Curran in Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 194

Jan 3rd - Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91
Jan 3rd - Joseph Wirth, 5th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic (Germany) (b. 1876)
Jan 4th - Alexandr Tikhonovich Grechaninov, composer, dies at 91
Jan 5th - Jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84
Jan 5th - Mistinguett, French singer (b. 1875)
Jan 8th - Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928)
Jan 10th - Henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84
Jan 10th - Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum), dies at 64
Jan 12th - John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70
Jan 12th - Norman Kerry, actor (Air Eagles, Phantom of Opera), dies at 61
Jan 14th - Siegfried F Nadel, Aust/Brit anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52
Jan 21st - Sam Langford, Canadian boxer (b. 1883)
Jan 22nd - P A M Speet, Dutch broadcast CEO (KRO), dies
Jan 23rd - Alexander Korda, English movie producer (Henry VIII), dies at 62
Jan 27th - Erich Kleiber, Austrian conductor, dies
Journalist and Critic H. L. MenckenJournalist and Critic H. L. Mencken (Jan 29th) Jan 29th - H[enry] L[ouis] Mencken, US essayist/critic (Smart Set), dies at 75
Jan 30th - Gerrit Mannoury, mathematician/philosopher, dies at 88
Jan 30th - Jane Seymour, actress (Young Mr Bobbin), dies at 56
Jan 31st - A.A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, dies at 74
Feb 2nd - Charley Grapewin, actor (Ellery Queen), dies at 86
Feb 2nd - Pyotr Konchalovsky, Russian painter (b. 1876)
Feb 3rd - Émile Borel, French mathematician (b. 1871)
Feb 3rd - Johnny Claes, Belgian racing driver (b. 1916)
Feb 4th - Leendert A Donker, Dutch soc dem party-minister of Justice, dies at 56
Feb 4th - Peder Gram, composer, dies at 74
Feb 5th - Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player, dies at 74
Feb 8th - Connie Mack, baseball manager (Phila A's, 1901-50), dies at 93
Feb 18th - Gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), dies at 95
Baseball Legend Connie MackBaseball Legend Connie Mack (Feb 8th) Feb 21st - Edwin Franko Goldman, composer, dies at 78
Feb 26th - Herman Courtens, Belgian baron/painter, dies at 72
Feb 27th - Frank Dailey, orchestra leader (Music at Meadowbrook), dies at 54
Feb 27th - Gunther Ramin, German organist/composer/choir conductor, dies at 57
Feb 28th - Emile Buisson, French murderer executed (b. 1902)
Feb 29th - Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53), dies at 65
Mar 2nd - Fred Merkle, American baseball figure (b. 1888)
Mar 3rd - Willem H Keesom, Dutch physicist (Helium I/II), dies at 79
Mar 5th - Erich Itor Kahn, composer, dies at 50
Mar 11th - Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko, Russian opera composer, dies at 83
Mar 16th - Joseph John Richards, composer, dies at 77
Mar 17th - Fred Allen, comedian (Fred Allen Radio Show), dies at 61
Mar 17th - Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist (Nobel laureate 1935) and daughter of Marie Curie, dies at 58
Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-CuriePhysicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie (Mar 17th) Mar 18th - Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Hilde-Gudrun), dies at 85
Mar 18th - Louis Bromfield, writer, dies at 59
Mar 22nd - George A L Sarton, Belgian/US historian, dies at 71
Mar 24th - Edmund Taylor Whittaker, British mathematician (applied mathematics and the theory of special functions), dies at 82
Mar 25th - George Luther Foote, composer, dies at 70
Mar 25th - Robert Newton, actor (Henry V, Odd Man Out), dies at 50
Mar 26th - Thomas Alexandrovich de Hartmann, composer, dies at 70
Mar 27th - Frans Beelaerts van Blokland, minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 84
Mar 29th - Infante Alfonso of Spain (b. 1941)
Mar 31st - Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (b. 1884)
Apr 2nd - Albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgium ambassador to Tokyo, dies at 82
Apr 2nd - Chester Clute, actor (Niagara Falls), dies at 65
Apr 2nd - Philippo de Pisis, Italian painter, dies at 59
Apr 3rd - T Kostov, Bulgarian vice-premier, executed
Apr 10th - Bozidar Sirola, composer, dies at 66
Apr 10th - Clarence Beaumont, 1st batter in 1st World Series, dies at 75
Apr 10th - Jozef Szulc, composer, dies at 81
Apr 15th - Emile Nolde [Hansen], German painter (Grablegung Christi), dies at 88
Apr 19th - Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian, dies at 70
Apr 19th - Lionel K P "Buster" Crabb, British diver (WW II), dies at 47
Apr 19th - Leon N H Jungschlaeger, head milt intelligence Neth-Indies, dies at 52
Apr 20th - Jaap Vranken, organist/composer (Stabat mater), dies
Apr 20th - Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music composer (Levensschets), dies at 78
Apr 21st - Charles MacArthur, American writer (b. 1895)
Apr 24th - Albrecht G Alt, German theologist (Small Schriften), dies at 72
Apr 24th - Henry Stephenson, actor (Conquest, Mr Lucky), dies at 85
Apr 26th - Edward Arnold, actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 66
Apr 29th - Nemesio Otano y Eugenio, composer, dies at 75
Apr 30th - Alben W Barkley, (VP-D-1949-53), dies at 78
May 5th - Charles R Gallas, lexicographer (French Dictionary), dies at 88
May 11th - Walter S Adams, US astronomer/director of Mount Wilson, dies at 79
May 12th - Hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education, dies at 87
May 12th - Louis Calhern, dies at 61
May 12th - Vladimir Ambros, composer, dies at 65
May 13th - Aleksandr A Fadejev, Russ author (Young Guard), commits suicide at 54
May 15th - Austin Osman Spare, English magician (b. 1886)
May 16th - H. B. Reese, American founder of Reese's (b. 1876)
May 18th - Maurice Tate, cricketer (39 Tests for England, 155 wickets), dies
May 20th - Andre Eugene Maurice Charlot, actor (Summer Storm), dies
May 20th - Max Beerbohm, caricturist/writer (Yet Again), dies
May 24th - Guy Kibbee, American actor (Capt Blood, Babes in Arms), dies at 74
May 26th - Al Simmons, outfielder (A's)/lifetime batting avg of .334, dies at 54
May 29th - Albert H Edelkoort, theologist (Christusverwachting), dies at 65
May 29th - Hermann Abendroth, German conductor (Gewandhausorkest), dies at 73
Jun 2nd - Jean Hersholt, actress (Emma, Grand Hotel, Greed), dies at 69
Jun 4th - Max Kowalski, composer, dies at 73
Jun 4th - Katherine MacDonald, American actress (b. 1881)
Jun 6th - Margaret Wycherly, actress (Claudia), dies at 74
Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram BinghamArchaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham (Jun 6th) Jun 6th - Hiram Bingham, American Archaeologist (Incan site of Machu Picchu), dies at 80
Jun 7th - Julien Benda, Fren philosopher/writer (La trahison des clercs), dies
Jun 8th - Marie Laurencin, French painter (b. 1883)
Jun 11th - Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Poesie grigio-verdi), dies at 61
Jun 11th - Ralph Morgan, actor (Creeper, Imposter, Jack London), dies at 73
Jun 17th - Paul Rostock, German doctor (b. 1892)
Jun 17th - Bob Sweikert, American racing driver (b. 1926)
Jun 19th - Lulu [Luise] Strauss und Torney, German poet/writer, dies at 82
Jun 19th - Thomas J. Watson, American businessman (IBM) (b. 1874)
Jun 23rd - Reyngol'd Moritsevich Glier, composer, dies at 81
Jun 23rd - Reinhold Glière, Russian composer (b. 1875)

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