What Happened in 1958

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 599

  • Jan 1st BOAC Britannia flies London to NY in a record 7h57m
  • Jan 1st European Economic Community (Common Market) starts operation
  • Jan 1st WMBD TV channel 31 in Peoria, IL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 1st 44th Rose Bowl: #2 Ohio State beats Oregon, 10-7
  • Jan 1st 24th Sugar Bowl: #7 Mississippi beats #11 Texas, 39-7
  • Jan 1st 24th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #16 Duke, 48-21
  • Jan 2nd Dmitri Shostakovitch' 2nd Piano concert, premieres in NY

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 3rd Edmund Hillary reaches South Pole overland

Mountaineer and Explorer Edmund Hillary
Mountaineer and Explorer
Edmund Hillary
  • Jan 3rd Lindsay Kline takes a hat-trick v South Africa at Cape Town
  • Jan 3rd The West Indies Federation is formed.
  • Jan 4th Sputnik 1 reenters atmosphere & burns up
  • Jan 4th Sir Edmund Hillary reaches the South Pole
  • Jan 6th Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to E. E. Cummings
  • Jan 6th Gibson patents Flying V Guitar
  • Jan 6th WIPR TV channel 6 in San Juan, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 7th USSR reduces army to 300,000
  • Jan 8th Cuban revolutionary forces capture Havana

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Jan 9th In basketball Oscar Robertson (Cin) scores 56, Seton Hall team 54

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson

Music release#1 in the Charts

Jan 10th Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1 on the UK pop charts

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Jan 12th Syracuse National Dolph Schayes sets NBA record at 11,770 points

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes
  • Jan 13th 9,000 scientists of 43 nations petition UN for nuclear test ban
  • Jan 13th US newspaper "Daily Worker" ceases publication
  • Jan 13th Moroccan Liberation Army ambushes Spanish patrol in the Battle of Edchera.
  • Jan 15th NY Yankees sign million dollar plus deal to show 140 games on WPIX TV
  • Jan 16th William Gibson's "Two for the Seesaw" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 18th Willie O'Ree becomes the first African Canadian to play in the NHL (makes debut for Boston Bruins)
  • Jan 19th Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League
  • Jan 20th Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
  • Jan 20th KUED TV channel 7 in Salt Lake City, UT (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 20th A group attempting the 1st surface crossing of Antarctic join up at the South Pole
  • Jan 21st KMOT TV channel 10 in Minot, ND (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 21st Phillies agree to televise 78 games into NYC (doesn't happen)
  • Jan 21st 8th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 130-118 at St. Louis
  • Jan 22nd KRSD (now KEVN) TV channel 7 in Rapid City, SD (ABC) 1st broadcast
  • Jan 23rd "Body Beautiful" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 60 performances
  • Jan 23rd Dictator Marcos Perez Jiménez flees Venezuela, Larrazabal takes power
  • Jan 23rd Pakistani cricketer Hanif Mohammad completes 337 runs in 970 minutes v West Indies
  • Jan 24th After warming to 100,000,000 degrees, 2 light atoms are bashed together to create a heavier atom, resulting in 1st man-made nuclear fusion
  • Jan 26th H Laskow replaces Moshe Dayan on as Israeli minister of Defense
  • Jan 26th Jack Smith takes over from Art Baker as TV host of "You Asked for It"
  • Jan 26th Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Lake Worth Open Golf Invitational
  • Jan 26th Japanese ferry Nankai Maru capsized off southern Awaji Island, Japan, 167 killed.
  • Jan 27th Ferenc Munnich succeeds Kadar as premier of Hungary
  • Jan 27th 46th Women's Australian Championships: Angela Mortimer Barrett beats Lorraine Coghlan Robinson (6-3, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 27th 46th Men's Australian Championships: Ashley Cooper beats Malcolm Anderson (7-5, 6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Ashley Cooper
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Ashley Cooper
  • Jan 28th Construction began on 1st private thorium-uranium nuclear reactor

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Jan 28th Dodger catcher Roy Campanella is paralyzed in an automobile wreck

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
  • Jan 28th The Lego company patented their design of Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.
  • Jan 29th Murderer, Charles Starkweather, captured by police in Wyoming
  • Jan 30th 1st 2-way moving sidewalk in service, Dallas Tx
  • Jan 30th Baseball announces players & coaches rather than fans pick all stars
  • Jan 30th Dore Schary's "Sunrise at Campobello" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 30th UK House of Lords passes bill allowing women to take seats

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Jan 31st "Jackpot Bowling" premieres on NBC with Leo Durocher as host

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher
  • Jan 31st James van Allen discovers radiation belt
  • Jan 31st US launches their 1st artificial satellite, Explorer 1
  • Feb 1st 1st US satellite (Explorer I) launched
  • Feb 1st Egypt & Syria announce plans to merge into United Arab Republic
  • Feb 1st WFTV TV channel 9 in Orlando, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 2nd Fay Crocker wins LPGA Havana Biltmore Golf Open
  • Feb 2nd Syria joins Egypt in United Arab Republic
  • Feb 2nd WRIK (now WLUZ) TV channel 7 in Ponce, PR (PTC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 3rd Royal Teens' "Short Shorts" enters Top 40 chart & peaks at #3
  • Feb 4th "Oh, Captain!" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 192 performances
  • Feb 4th Hall of Fame fails to elect anyone for 1st time since 1950
  • Feb 5th Clifton R Wharton confirmed as 1st US black foreign minister (Romania)
  • Feb 5th Gamel Abdel Nasser nominated 1st president of United Arab Republic
  • Feb 5th Test Cricket debut of Lance Gibbs, WI v Pakistan, Port-of-Spain
  • Feb 5th Vanguard TV-3 back-up launches into Earth orbit; reaches 6 km

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 6th Ted Williams signs with Red Sox for $135,000, making him highest paid

Baseball Player Ted Williams
Baseball Player
Ted Williams
  • Feb 6th 21 dead in air crash in Munich; 7 of those are from the Manchester United football team
  • Feb 7th 1st showing of DAF 600 auto
  • Feb 7th Dodgers officially become the Los Angeles Dodgers, Inc
  • Feb 7th Dutch auto-transmission car DAF 600 introduced
  • Feb 8th Edgar Whitehead succeeds Garfield Todd as premier of South Rhodesia
  • Feb 8th French planes bomb Sakiet Tunisia, 75 die
  • Feb 8th KIRO TV channel 7 in Seattle, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 11th Marshal Chen Yi succeeds Chu En-lai as Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Feb 11th Ruth Carol Taylor is 1st African-American woman hired as flight attendant, Ithaca NY
  • Feb 11th WTVC TV channel 9 in Chattanooga, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting

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Feb 12th Celtic Bill Russell grabs 41 rebounds to beat Syracuse 119-101

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • Feb 12th Gen Miguel Ydegoras Fuentes elected president of Guatemala
  • Feb 14th Arab Federation of Iraq & Jordan forms
  • Feb 15th Ice Dance Championship at Paris won by June Markham/Courtney Jones GRB
  • Feb 15th Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Barbara Wagner/Rob Paul of CAN
  • Feb 15th Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Carol Heiss of USA
  • Feb 15th Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by David Jenkins USA
  • Feb 15th Sjafroeddin Prawiranegara forms anti-government of Middle Sumatra
  • Feb 16th Betsy Rawls wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
  • Feb 17th Comic strip "BC" 1st appears
  • Feb 17th WETV (now WPBA) TV channel 30 in Atlanta, GA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 19th Carl Perkins leaves Sun Records for Columbia Records
  • Feb 20th Jockey Eddie Arcaro rides his 4,000th winner
  • Feb 20th LA Coliseum Comm approves 2-yr pact allows Dodgers to use facility
  • Feb 21st "Portotino" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Feb 21st Egypt-Syria as United Arab Republic elect Nasser president (99.9% vote)
  • Feb 22nd "Portotino" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 3 performances

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 724

  • Jan 1st Grandmaster Flash, [Joseph Saddler], rocker (Message), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 1st Ren Woods, Portland Oregon, actress (Fanta-Roots)
  • Jan 2nd Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Russian pianist
  • Jan 3rd Shim Hyung-rae, South Korean filmmaker
  • Jan 4th Matt Frewer, actor (Max Headroom, Doctor Doctor), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 4th Nina Foust, Asheboro NC, LPGA golfer (1994 Hawaiian Ladies Open-6th)
  • Jan 4th Andy Borowitz, American comedian and satirist
  • Jan 4th Gary Jones, Welsh-born actor
  • Jan 5th Suzy Amis, actress (Blame it on Rio, Where the Heart is), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Jan 6th Themos Anastasiadis, Greek journalist, television presenter and newspaper editor
  • Jan 6th Scott Bryce, American actor
  • Jan 7th Donna Rice, model/Gary Hart's lover, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 7th Peter R Mokaba, president (South African Youth Congress)
  • Jan 8th Rey Misterio, Sr., Mexican wrestler
  • Jan 9th Mehmet Ali Ağca, Turkish attempted assassin of Pope John Paul II
  • Jan 9th Stephen Neale, British philosopher
  • Jan 10th Shawn Colvin, singer/guitarist
  • Jan 10th Anatoly Pisarenko, Soviet weightlifter
  • Jan 11th Lourdes Ann Kananimanu Estores, playmate (Jun, 1982), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jan 11th Vicki Peterson, rock guitarist/vocalist (Bangles), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 11th Diego León Montoya Sánchez, former Colombian crime boss
  • Jan 12th Curt Fraser, American ice hockey coach
  • Jan 13th Ricardo Acuna, Chile, tennis star
  • Jan 14th Colin Ferguson, murderer (6 people on the LIRR on Dec 7, 1993)
  • Jan 15th Julian Sands, actor (One Night Stand)
  • Jan 15th Boris Tadić, President of Serbia
  • Jan 16th Anatoli Boukreev, mountaineer
  • Jan 16th Lena Ek, Swedish politician
  • Jan 17th Jez Strode, rocker (Kajagoogoo)
  • Jan 18th Jeffrey N Williams, Superior Wisc, Major Army/astronaut
  • Jan 18th Larry Smith, NBA player
  • Jan 19th Thomas Kinkade, artist, born in Sacramento, California (d. 2012)
  • Jan 20th Lorenzo Lamas, actor (Lance-Falcon Crest, California Fever), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 21st Miguel Alejandro, actor (Popi), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 22nd Nikos Anastopoulos, Greek football player and manager
  • Jan 23rd Lorraine Michaels, Canterbury England, playmate (Apr, 1981)
  • Jan 24th Frank Ullrich, East Germany, world biathlon champion
  • Jan 24th Neil Allen, American baseball player
  • Jan 24th Jools Holland, British musician
  • Jan 25th Dinah Manoff, actress (Elaine-Soap, Carol Weston-Empty Nest), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 25th Gary Brian Tibbs, rock bassist (Adam & The Ants, Roxy Music), born in London, England
  • Jan 25th Harti Weirather, Austrian alpine skier
  • Jan 26th Anita Baker, singer (Giving You the Best That I Got), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Jan 26th B James Lowry, rocker (Boys Band)
  • Jan 26th Dave Rummells, Nike golfer (1993 Buick-2nd), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 26th Ellen DeGeneres, comediene (Ellen Morgan-Ellen), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres
  • Jan 26th Norman Lamont Hassan, British reggae musician (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • Jan 26th Salvador Sánchez, Mexican boxer
  • Jan 27th Alan Milburn, British MP
  • Jan 27th Charles Waltz, rocker (Shooting Star)
  • Jan 27th James Grippando, American novelist
  • Jan 27th Kadri Mälk, Estonian artist and jewelry designer
  • Jan 29th Judy Norton-Taylor, actress (Mary Ellen-Waltons), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jan 29th Ole Mortensen, cricketer (pace bowler for Derbyshire & Denmark)
  • Jan 30th Brett Butler, comedienne (Grace-Grace Under Fire), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Jan 30th Rob van Zandvoort, Dutch rock vocalist/keyboardist (Jack of Hearts)
  • Jan 31st Rafael Santana, shortstop (NY Mets, NY Yankees)
  • Jan 31st Tom Schuman, pianist (Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance)
  • Feb 1st Maureen Madill, Coleraine No Ireland, golfer (British Open Amateur 1979)
  • Feb 1st Jackie Shroff, Indian actor
  • Feb 1st Luther Blissett, English footballer
  • Feb 2nd Dexter Manley, NFLer (Wash Redskins)
  • Feb 3rd Lizzie Borden, director/writer (Love Crimes, Working Girls)
  • Feb 3rd Joe Frank Edwards Jr, Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 89), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Feb 3rd Lee Crystal, rocker (Joan Jett & Blackhearts-Ashes in the Wind)
  • Feb 3rd N. Gregory Mankiw, American economist
  • Feb 4th Mary Ann Pascal, actress (Samantha-Brothers)
  • Feb 4th Werner Schwab, writer
  • Feb 4th Tomasz Pacyński, Polish writer
  • Feb 6th Barry Miller, actor (Fame, Peggy Sue Got Married), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 6th Bill Dawley, baseball player
  • Feb 6th Cecily Adams, entertainment caster (American Heart), born in Queens, New York
  • Feb 6th Kelly Leadbetter, Phoenix AZ, LPGA golfer (1986 Hennessy French Open)
  • Feb 6th Mark Hamilton, sprint kayak Olympics-96), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Feb 6th Simon Baker, Australian speed walker, (Olympics-84, 88, 96)
  • Feb 7th Manuel Mijares, Mexico, spanish vocalist (Maria Bonita)
  • Feb 7th Michele Drake, La Jolplaymate (May, 1979), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 7th Matt Ridley, British science writer
  • Feb 8th "Sensational" Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (WWF), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2007)
  • Feb 9th Alexander "Sandy" Lyle, Scottish PGA golfer (1988 Phoenix Open), born in Shrewsbury, shropshire
  • Feb 9th Cyrille Regis, English former footballer
  • Feb 10th Michael Weiss, American musician
  • Feb 11th Michael Jackson, controller (BBC2)
  • Feb 12th Ingrid Klich, Whittier California, rower (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 12th Ruth Guerri, playmate (July, 1983), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 12th Grant McLennan, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) (d. 2006)
  • Feb 13th Mark Fox, congas/percussionist (Haircut 100-Nobody's Fool)
  • Feb 13th Pernilla August, Swedish actress
  • Feb 13th Marc Emery, Canadian cannabis activist
  • Feb 13th Derek Riggs, British artist
  • Feb 13th Tip Tipping, British actor and stuntman (d. 1993)
  • Feb 14th Perry Stephens, Frankfurt Germany, actor (Loving, All My Children)
  • Feb 14th Grant Thomas, Australian rules footballer
  • Feb 15th Chrystine Brouillet, Quebec novelist
  • Feb 16th Herb Williams, NBA center (Toronto Raptors, NY Knicks)
  • Feb 16th Ice-T [Tracy Marrow], American rapper and actor (New Jack City, Tank Girl, Crazy Six), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Feb 16th John Paul Morse, Marshall MI, PGA golfer (1995 United Airlines)
  • Feb 16th Lisa Loring, actress (As the World Turns, Wednesday-Addams Family)
  • Feb 16th Michael W. Burns, American politician
  • Feb 17th Heidi Hagman, actress (Linda-Archie Bunker's Place)

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 1st Sammy Davis Jr marries Loray White

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 14th Human rights activist Malcolm X marries fellow activist Betty Shabazz in Lansing, Michigan

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 29th Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman (33) weds "The Three Faces of Eve" actress Joanne Woodward (27) at the El Rancho hotel-casino in Las Vegas

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 15th Los Angeles Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully (30) weds model Joan Crawford in California

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully
  • Mar 27th Latin American and magic realism leading novelist and short story writer "One Hundred years of Solitude" Gabriel Garc

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 27th Writer Gabriel García Márquez (31) weds Mercedes Barcha

Colombian Writer Gabriel García Márquez
Colombian Writer
Gabriel García Márquez

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 14th Film director Stanley Kubrick (29) weds actress Christiane Harlan (25)

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
  • May 7th "The Mark of Zorro" actor Tyrone Power (44) weds Debbie Ann Minardos

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 4th Blues musician B.B. King (32) weds his second wife Sue Hall

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 14th Nelson Mandela weds Winnie Madikizela

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 22nd NBA forward Elgin Baylor (23) weds Ruby Saunder at Mt Olive Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 19th NFL coach Don Shula (28) weds first wife Dorothy Bartish

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 9th Actor Robert Redford (21) weds Lola Van Wagenen in Las Vegas, Nevada

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 15th Singer Buddy Holly weds receptionist Maria Santiago

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 22nd Film director Sydney Pollack (24) weds actress Claire Bradley Griswold (22)

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 26th Model Bettie Page (35) weds Armond Walterson in Florida

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 21st Actress Ingrid Bergman (43) weds producer Lars Schmidt


Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 11th Actress Agnes Moorehead (57) divorces actor/film director Robert Gist (40) after 5 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 221

  • Jan 1st David Broekman, musican (Think Fast), dies at 55
  • Jan 1st Edward Weston, American photographer (b. 1886)
  • Jan 4th Waverley John Anderson, Scot, viscount/governor of Bengal, dies at 75
  • Jan 6th Josephine CMA, princess of Belgium/nun, dies at 85
  • Jan 7th Petru Groza, premier/president (Romania, 1945-58), dies at 74
  • Jan 8th Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (b. 1883)
  • Jan 9th Paul Fechter, German writer/historian (God's Magician), dies
  • Jan 9th Willis Rodney Whitney, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research, dies at 89
  • Jan 10th Charles de Trooz, Belgian writer, dies at 52
  • Jan 11th Alec Rowley, English composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 12th Arthur Shepherd, composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 12th Charles Mallory Hatfield, U.S. rainmaker (b. 1875)
  • Jan 13th Edna Purviance, actress (Charlie Chaplin, Sunnyside), dies at 61
  • Jan 13th John Lindeboom, Dutch vicar/church historian, dies at 75
  • Jan 13th Jesse L. Lasky, U.S. film producer (b. 1880)
  • Jan 23rd Nikolaos Georgantas, Greek discus thrower (b. 1880)
  • Jan 30th Earnest H Heinkel, German airplane builder (WW II), dies at 70
  • Jan 30th Jean Crotti, Swiss artist (b. 1878)
  • Feb 1st Clinton Joseph Davisson, dies
  • Feb 3rd Henry Kuttner, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were), dies at 42
  • Feb 3rd Johannes F Buziau, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 81
  • Feb 4th Frederik de Merode, Belgian prince, dies at 46
  • Feb 5th Henry M Tomlinson, British writer (Under red ensign), dies at 84
  • Feb 6th David Pegg, English footballer (b. 1935)
  • Feb 6th Tommy Taylor, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • Feb 6th Geoff Bent, English footballer (b. 1932)
  • Feb 6th Roger Byrne, English footballer (b. 1929)
  • Feb 6th Mark Jones, English footballer (b. 1933)
  • Feb 6th Frank Swift, English footballer and journalist (b. 1913)
  • Feb 6th Walter Crickmer, English football club secretary and manager
  • Feb 7th Walter Kingsford, actor (My Favorite Blonde, Fly by Night), dies at 76
  • Feb 10th Billy Vine, actor (54th Street Revue), dies at 42
  • Feb 11th Ernest Jones, British psychonanalyst (b. 1879)
  • Feb 12th Marcel Cachin, 1st communist French senator, dies at 88
  • Feb 13th Georges Rouault, French painter (Christ aux outrages), dies at 86
  • Feb 13th Dame Christabel Pankhurst, a leading suffragette (English) "Queen of the mob" (b.1880)
  • Feb 14th Abdul Rab Nishtar, veteran leader of Pakistan Movement, (b. 1899)
  • Feb 17th Hugh McCrae, Australian writer (b. 1876)
  • Feb 20th Thurston Hall, actor (Mr Schuyler-Topper), dies at 75
  • Feb 21st Duncan Edwards, English footballer (b. 1936)
  • Feb 22nd Theo Harych, German writer, commits suicide at 54
  • Feb 24th Fernand Baldensperger [Fernand Baldenne], French poet, dies at 86
  • Feb 27th Harry Cohn, CEO (Columbia Pictures), dies of a heart attack
  • Mar 1st Giacomo Balla, Italian painter, dies at 86
  • Mar 4th Albert Kuyle, [Lou Kuitenbrouwer], writer (Jesus' Carpet), dies at 54
  • Mar 8th Josephina OFF "Frieda" Herberich, actress (Salontiroler), dies at 85
  • Mar 11th Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor of Legos (b. 1891)
  • Mar 12th Ingeborg, Princess of Sweden, dies at 79
  • Mar 14th Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist/critic/composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 16th Leon J Cadore, pitched the 26 inning game, dies at 65
  • Mar 19th Vernon Ransford, cricketer (20 Tests for Australia, 1211 runs), dies
  • Mar 21st Cyril M Kornbluth, US sci-fi writer (Space Merchants), dies at 34
  • Mar 22nd Mike Todd, US film and theatre producer and 3rd husband of Elizabeth Taylor, dies in a plane crash at 48
  • Mar 23rd Florian Znaniecki, Polish/US sociologist/philosopher, dies at 76
  • Mar 25th Emerson Whithorne, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 25th Tom Brown, American musician (b. 1888)
  • Mar 26th Phil Mead, cricketer (55061 1st-class runs 1905-36), dies
  • Mar 28th Chuck Klein, Philadelphia Phillie HR hitter, dies at 53
  • Mar 28th William Christopher Handy, US conductor/composer (St Louis Blues), dies at 84 in New York
  • Apr 2nd Josei Toda, Japanese second president of the Buddhist association Soka Gakkai (b. 1900)
  • Apr 3rd Theodor Kramer, writer, dies
  • Apr 4th Hendrik Heyman, Belgian minister of Nijverheid/mayor, dies at 78
  • Apr 4th Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure (b. 1925)
  • Apr 5th Jozef Brems, Flemish apostole vicar of Denmark, dies at 87
  • Apr 7th Judge Jackson, composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 7th Klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, composer, dies at 58
  • Apr 8th Ethel Turner, Australian author (b. 1872)
  • Apr 10th Chuck Willis, rocker, dies at 30
  • Apr 11th Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (b. 1875)
  • Apr 15th Estelle Taylor, dies at 64

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 16th Rosalind Franklin, English chemist and co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, dies of ovarian cancer at 37

Chemist and Molecular Biologist Rosalind Franklin
Chemist and Molecular Biologist
Rosalind Franklin
  • Apr 18th Maurice-Gustave Gamelin, French generalissmo (WW I, WW II), dies at 85
  • Apr 18th Richard B Goldschmidt, German zoologist (butterflies), dies
  • Apr 26th Joe Small, cricketer (WI all-rounder in 1928 series), dies
  • Apr 26th Johan N C "Joan" Collette, painter, dies at 68
  • May 2nd Alfred Weber, German economist/sociologist, dies at 89
  • May 3rd Frank Foster, cricketer (England all-rounder, 11 Tests 1911-12), dies
  • May 7th Nyogen Senzaki, 1st Zen teacher to reside in USA, dies at 81
  • May 8th Nasni Matni, Lebanese journalist, murdered
  • May 9th Bill Goodwin, TV announcer (Burns & Allen), dies at 47
  • May 15th Michael G the Boer, historian (Harbor of Amsterdam), dies at 91
  • May 16th Jeroom Verten [Jozef F Vermetten], Flemish playwright, dies at 49
  • May 19th Bruno Sturmer, composer, dies at 65
  • May 19th Ronald Colman, British actor (Prisoner of Zenda), dies at 67
  • May 19th Archie Scott-Brown, English race car driver (b. 1927)
  • May 25th Rolland Beaumont, cricketer (5 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • May 27th Ainslie Pryor, actor (Adventures of Hiram Holiday), dies at 46
  • May 27th Samuel Stritch, US cardinal/archbishop (Chicago), dies
  • May 28th Mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer, dies at 77
  • May 29th Juan Ramon Jiménez, Spanish poet (Nobel 1956), dies at 76
  • Jun 4th Mechtilde Lichnowsky, German writer, dies at 79
  • Jun 6th Lily Theresa Strickland, composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 7th Roger Hartigan, cricketer (2 Tests for Aust in 1908), dies
  • Jun 9th Robert Donat, actor (Citadel, Goodbye Mr Chips, 39 Steps), dies at 53
  • Jun 10th Angelina Weld Grimke, American journalist (b. 1880)
  • Jun 13th Edwin Keppel Bennett, British writer (b. 1887)
  • Jun 15th Francois de Vries, economist, dies at 74
  • Jun 16th Jose Pablo Moncayo Garcia, composer, dies at 45
  • Jun 16th Imre Nagy, Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1895)
  • Jun 18th Douglas Jardine, cricketer (22 Tests for England), dies