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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 653

Jan 1st - Bank of France issues new franc, worth 100 times the value of existing francs
Jan 1st - Cameroon (French Cameroon) gains independence from France
Jan 1st - Johnny Cash plays first of many free concerts behind bars
Jan 1st - Montserrat adopts constitution
Jan 1st - A photograph of a South African boy in a torn vest is published in the Daily Herald; it was illegal to employ a 'native' under 18 in the mines under the Native Labour Regulation Act
Jan 1st - 46th Rose Bowl: #8 Washington beats #6 Wisconsin, 44-8
Jan 1st - 26th Sugar Bowl: #2 Mississippi beats #3 LSU, 21-0
Jan 1st - 26th Orange Bowl: #5 Georgia beats #18 Missouri, 14-0
Jan 2nd - 1st redshank old world shore bird reported in North America (Halifax)
Jan 2nd - John Reynolds sets age of solar system at 4,950,000,000 years
Jan 2nd - Roger Sessions' 4th Symphony, premieres
Jan 2nd - Senator John F Kennedy, announces his candidacy for the US Presidency
Jan 4th - European Free Trade Association forms in Stockholm
Jan 5th - Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from NY Senator Kenneth Keating
Country Singer Johnny CashCountry Singer Johnny Cash Jan 9th - Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins
Jan 10th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz
Jan 11th - Lamar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts
Jan 12th - Sobers & Worrell complete 399 stand for 4th wkt v England
Jan 12th - Syracuse National Dolph Schayes is 1st NBA'er to score 15,000 points
Jan 14th - Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded
Conscripted in 1958, Elvis Presley served two years in the U.S. ArmyConscripted in 1958, Elvis Presley served two years in the U.S. Army

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley Jan 14th - US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant
Jan 17th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
Jan 17th - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-21
Jan 18th - US & Japan sign joint defense treaty
Jan 19th - Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
Jan 20th - Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo
Jan 21st - Little Joe 4 suborbital Mercury test reaches 16 km
Jan 21st - Rock falls traps 437 at Coalbrook, South Africa; 417 die of methane poisoning
Jan 22nd - 10th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 125-115 at Philadelphia
Jan 22nd - Paul Pender beats Sugar Ray Robinson for middleweight boxing title
Jan 23rd - Bathosphere "Trieste", crewed by Jacques Piccard and US Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh, reaches bottom of Pacific (10,900 m)
Jan 24th - Algeria uprises against French president De Gaulle
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower Jan 26th - High-school basketball sensation Danny Heater scores 135 points
Jan 26th - Oakland enters AFL
Jan 26th - Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot
Jan 28th - 1st photograph bounced off Moon, Washington, D.C.
Jan 28th - Goon Show's final episode on BBC
Jan 28th - NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) & Minnesota Vikings (1961) franchises
Jan 30th - CIA OKs Lockheed to produce a new U-2 aircraft (Oxcart)
Jan 30th - Dutch communist trade union EVC'58 disbands
Jan 30th - Riot curtails third days play at Port-Of-Spain WI v England
Jan 30th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
Jan 30th - US male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins
Feb 1st - 4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Greensboro NC Woolworth
Feb 1st - Extreme right-wing rebels in Algiers surrender
NFL Commissioner Pete RozelleNFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle Feb 1st - 48th Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane (7-5, 6-2)
Feb 1st - 48th Men's Australian Championships: Rod Laver beats Neale Fraser (5-7, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6, 8-6)
Feb 2nd - Michale Eufemia sinks 625 balls in pool match without a miss
Feb 3rd - UK prime minister Harold Macmillan makes his famous "wind of change" speech in Africa, against the apartheid regime, angering South African politicians
Feb 3rd - "La Dolce Vita" directed by Federico Fellini and starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg has its film premiere in Italy
Feb 4th - BBWAA voters fail to elect a new Hall of Fame member
Feb 4th - Giants move their offices to Candlestick Park
Feb 4th - Lionel Bart's musical "Fings ain't wot they used t'be" premieres
Feb 7th - Old handwriting found in at Qumran, near the Dead Sea
Basketball Player Bill RussellBasketball Player Bill Russell Feb 8th - Boston Celtic Bill Russell becomes 1st NBAer with 50 rebounds (51)
Feb 8th - Congress opens hearings looking into payola
Feb 8th - Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".
Feb 9th - AFL & NFL agree verbally to a no tampering pact
Feb 10th - "Unsinkable Molly Brown" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 532 perfs
Feb 10th - Charles Ives' "Lincoln, the Great Commoner" premieres
Feb 11th - Jack Paar walks off his TV show
Feb 12th - Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers
Feb 13th - "Beg, Borrow or Steal" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 perfs
Feb 13th - "Saratoga" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances
Feb 13th - France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
Feb 14th - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II Feb 14th - Marshal Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan
Feb 16th - US nuclear submarine USS Triton set off on underwater round-world trip
Feb 18th - 8th Winter Olympic games open in Squaw Valley, California
Feb 18th - Walter O'Malley, LA Dodger owner, purchases Chavez Ravine for $494,000
Feb 19th - Bil Keane's "Family Circus" cartoon strip debuts
Feb 19th - Protest strike in Poznan, Poland
Feb 20th - Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig.
Feb 21st - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open
Feb 23rd - Demolition begins on Brooklyn's Ebbets Field (opened in 1913)
Feb 24th - 2nd Daytona 500: Junior Johnson wins (124.74 MPH)
Feb 24th - Italian government of Segni falls
Feb 24th - US beats Germany in Olympic hockey finals round, 9-1
Rock Guitarist Jimi HendrixRock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix Feb 25th - John Cage's "Music for Amplified Toy Pianos" premieres
Feb 25th - Lillian Hellman's "Toys in the Attic" premieres in NYC
Feb 26th - Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia
Feb 26th - USA's David Jenkins wins Olympic Gold for men's figure skating
Feb 26th - Verne Gagne beats Doctor X in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
Feb 26th - Vera Miles stars in the famous "Mirror Image" episode of the classic CBS television series "The Twilight Zone"
Feb 27th - Oil pipe line from Rotterdam to Ruhrgebied opens
Feb 27th - US Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal
Feb 28th - 8th Winter Olympic games close at Squaw Valley, California
Feb 28th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
Feb 28th - US wins Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Canada
Feb 29th - 1st playboy club, featuring bunnies, opens in Chicago
Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh HefnerPlayboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner Feb 29th - Earthquake kills 1/3 of Agadir Morocco population (12,000) in 15 sec
Feb 29th - JFK makes "missile gap" the presidential campaign issue
Feb 29th - KRET TV channel 23 in Richardson, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
Mar 3rd - 9th largest snowfall in NYC history (14.5")
Mar 4th - French freighter "La Coubre" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100
Mar 5th - 7th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 63-59
Mar 5th - Elvis Presley ends 2-year hitch in US Army
Mar 5th - Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB)
Mar 5th - Ice Pairs Championship at Vancouver won by Wagner & Paul (CAN)
Mar 5th - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vancouver won by Alain Giletti (FRA)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 778

Jan 1st - Michael David Morrison, actor (Caleb Snyder-As the World Turns)
Jan 2nd - Raman Lamba, cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1986-87)
Jan 2nd - Naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author
Jan 3rd - Joan Chen, [Chen Chung], Shanghai China, actress (Last Emperor)
Jan 3rd - Sandeep Marwah Founder of Film City, Noida, India
Jan 4th - Cory Everson, American body builder (6X Ms Olympia), born in Racine Wisconsin
Jan 4th - Michael Stipe, US rock vocalist (REM-Losing My Religion, Stand)
Jan 4th - April Winchell, American actress
Jan 5th - Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)
Jan 5th - Glenn Strömberg, Swedish footballer
Jan 6th - Paul William Azinger, American PGA golfer (1987 Phoenix Open), born in Holyoke MA
Jan 6th - Nigella Lawson, English chef and writer
Jan 7th - David Marciano, American actor (Det Ray Vecchio-Due South), born in Newark New Jersey
Jan 7th - Tierre Turner, American actor (Waverly Wonders, Cop & the Kid), born in Detroit Michigan
Jan 7th - Loretta Sanchez, American politician
Jan 8th - Jolanda Egger, Luzean Switz, playmate (June, 1983)
Jan 9th - David Peoples, Augusta ME, Nike golfer (1991 Buick Southern Open)
Jan 9th - Lisa Walters, Canadian LPGA golfer (Itoki Hawaiian-1992, 93), born in Prince Rupert British Columbia
Jan 10th - Benoît Pelletier, Canadian politician
Jan 10th - Samira Said, Moroccan singer
Jan 12th - Dominique Wilkins, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
Jan 12th - Rob Derksen, Australian baseball head coach (Olympics-1996)
Jan 12th - Oliver Platt, Canadian actor
Jan 13th - Kevin Anderson, American actor (Hoffa, Sleeping with the Enemy), born in Gurnee Illinois
Jan 13th - Takis Lemonis, Greek footballer and coach
Jan 15th - Tim Curtis, cricketer (England righty batsman in 5 Tests 1988-89)
Jan 15th - Kelly Asbury, American director and actor
Jan 15th - Aaron Jay Kernis, American composer
Jan 17th - Chili Davis, Kingston Jamacia, outfielder (California Angels)
Jan 17th - John Crawford, Palo Alto Ca, bass (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away)
Jan 17th - Chatchai Plengpanich, Thai actor
Jan 19th - Alfrederick Joyner, American triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1984), Eastern St Louis
INXS rocker Michael HutchenceINXS rocker Michael Hutchence (Jan 22nd) Jan 22nd - Michael Hutchence, Australia, rock vocalist/actor (INXS-Dogs in Space)
Jan 23rd - Greg Ritchie, cricketer (Qld & Aust batsman Fat Cat Mahatma Cote)
Jan 23rd - Misha Mck, American actress (Gerri-Me & Mrs C), born in East Orange New Jersey
Jan 23rd - Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfing pioneer (d. 1998)
Jan 26th - Gary Plummer, NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, SF 49ers)
Jan 26th - Jeanette Bolden, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Los Angeles, California
Jan 26th - Road Warrior Animal, American professional wrestler
Jan 26th - Charlie Gillingham, American musician (Counting Crows)
Jan 28th - John Caliri, American actor (Vinnie-Square Pegs, Double Trouble), born in Providence Rhode Island
Jan 28th - Robert von Dassanowsky, American cultural historian, writer, and producer
Jan 29th - Cho-Liang Lin, Taiwan, violinist (Queen Sophia 1st prize)
Jan 29th - Eddie Jackson, bassist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
Jan 29th - Gregory Efthimos Louganis, diver (Olympic-gold-1984, 88), born in San Diego, California
Jan 29th - Matthew Ashford, American actor (Jack Devaraux-Days of Our Lives), born in Davenport Iowa
Jan 29th - Sean Kerly, hockey player
Jan 29th - Steve Sax, 2nd baseman (LA Dodgers, NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox)
Jan 29th - Gia Carangi, American model (d. 1986)
Jan 29th - J. G. Thirlwell, Australian-born musician
Jan 30th - Tony O'Dell, American actor (Alan Pinkard-Head of the Class), born in Pasadena California
Jan 31st - Elaine Roque, American beach volleyballer (Olympics-96), born in Santa Monica California
Jan 31st - Grant Morrison, British comic book author
Feb 2nd - Eric Shea, actor (Castaway Cowboy)
Feb 2nd - Lee Chill, Canadian Tour golfer (1977 Ohio Jr), born in Cleveland Ohio
Feb 3rd - B J Jefferson, American actress (Ronnie Laurance-Another World), born in Dallas Texas
Feb 3rd - Richard Kotzen, rocker
Feb 3rd - Kerry Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1993)
Feb 3rd - Marty Jannetty, American Wrestler
Feb 4th - Pamelyn Ferdin, actress (Happy Birthday Wanda June, Tool Box Murders)
Feb 4th - Tim Booth, British singer (James)
Feb 4th - Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish author (d. 2007)
Feb 4th - Jenette Goldstein, American actress
Feb 4th - Jonathan Larson, American composer (d. 1996)
LPGA Golfer Jane GeddesLPGA Golfer Jane Geddes (Feb 5th) Feb 5th - Jane Geddes, American LPGA golfer (1987 Women's Kemper Open), born in Huntington New York
Feb 5th - William John Readings, literary theorist
Feb 5th - Aris Christofellis, Greek countertenor
Feb 6th - Megan Gallagher, Reading PA, actress (Slap Maxwell, Millennium)
Feb 7th - James Spader, actor (Endless Love, Wall St, Mannequin), born in NYC, New York
Feb 7th - Steve Bronski, rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)
Feb 8th - Alex Scott, British horse trainer
Feb 8th - Dino Ciccarelli, Canadian NHL right wing (Minnesota North Stars, Washington Capitals), Sarnia Ontario
Feb 8th - Linda Fratianne, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980), born in Los Angeles, California
Feb 9th - Peggy A Whitson, Mt Ayr Iowa, PhD/astronaut
NHL Star Dino CiccarelliNHL Star Dino Ciccarelli (Feb 8th) Feb 9th - Holly Johnson, rock vocalist (Frankie Goes To Hollywood), born in Liverpool, England
Feb 10th - Lionel Cartwright, Ohio, country vocalist (I Watched it on the Radio)
Feb 10th - Robert Addie, British actor (d. 2003)
Feb 11th - Richard A Mastracchio, Waterbury Ct, astronaut
Feb 13th - Kelly McCormick, Anaheim California, diver (Olympic-silver-1984)
Feb 13th - Matt Salinger, Windsor VT, actor (Capt America, Deadly Deception)
Feb 13th - Michael Craig, rock bassist (Culture Club-Do You Want to Hurt Me)
Feb 13th - Pierluigi Collina, Italian football referee
Feb 13th - Gary Patterson, American football coach
Feb 13th - Artur Yusupov, Russian-German chess player
Feb 14th - Jim Kelly, NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)
Feb 14th - Meg Tilly, [Margaret], actress (Big Chill, Impulse), born in Los Angeles, California
Feb 15th - Darrell Green, NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins)
Feb 15th - Jeanne Goldsmith, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1987), born in Los Angeles, California
Feb 15th - Mikey Craig, rock bassist (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)
Feb 15th - Jock Hobbs [Michael], chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union and 21 test All Black, (d. 2012)
Feb 16th - Cherie Chung, Hong Kong actress
Feb 18th - Andy Moog, NHL goalie (Oilers, Bruins, Olympics-Canada-1988)
Feb 18th - Greta Scacchi, Milan Italy, actress (Coca-Cola Kid, White Mischief)
Feb 18th - Roger Wijesuriya, cricketer (bowling avg 294 in 4 Tests for Sri Lanka)
Feb 18th - Carol McGiffin, British TV and radio presenter
Feb 19th - Keith Musa[kawukhathi] Zondi, South African head of Inkatha Youth Brigade
Feb 19th - Prince Andrew, Albert Christian Edward, of Britain/Duke of York
Feb 19th - Vicki Lynn Lasseter Iola Kansas, playmate (Feb, 1981)
Feb 20th - Kee Marcello, rocker (Europe-Final Countdown)
Feb 20th - Mark Reilly, [Matt Bianco], rocker (Indio-Big Harvest)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 15 of 15

Actor Bob DenverActor Bob Denver (Jan 22nd) Jan 22nd - Comedic actor Bob Denver (25) weds Maggie Ryan in California
Jan 31st - Songwriter Adolph Green marries actress/singer Phyllis Newman in NYC
Apr 10th - NBA guard Jerry West (21) weds his college sweetheart Martha Kane in Morgantown, West Virginia
May 6th - English princess Margaret marries Antony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon) at Westminster Abbey
Jun 4th - "Last Tango In Paris" actor Marlon Brando (36) weds Mexican-American actress Movita Castaneda (42)
Jun 6th - Singer-actress Eartha Kitt (33) weds Bill McDonald
Jun 25th - NBA player Oscar Robertson (21) weds teacher Yvonne Crittenden in Cincinnati, Ohio
Jul 3rd - Vernon Presley (father of Elvis) weds Dee Alliot
Jul 11th - Actress Gene Tierney (39) weds oil baron W. Howard Lee in Aspen, Colorado
Actress Vera MilesActress Vera Miles (Jul 16th) Jul 16th - Actress Vera Miles (30) weds actor Keith Larsen (36)
Jul 23rd - Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus (20) weds Barbara Bash
Sep 18th - NBA forward Jerry Lucas (20) weds sophomore Treva Geib
Nov 13th - US Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish actress May Britt (divorced 1968)
Dec 15th - King Boudouin of Belgium marries dona Fabiola de Mora y Aragon
Dec 22nd - NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton (20) weds Anna Elaine Merrell at First Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 4 of 4

Comedienne/Actress Lucille BallComedienne/Actress Lucille Ball (Mar 4th) Mar 4th - Lucille Ball files divorce from Desi Arnaz
Jun 14th - Actress Laraine Day (39) divorces manager Leo Durocher (53) due to incompatibility after 12 years of marriage
Jul 6th - Actress Bette Davis (52) divorces actor Gary Merrill (46) after almost 10 years of marriage
Sep 2nd - Actress Tammy Grimes (26) divorces actor Christopher Plummer (30) after 4 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 212

Jan 1st - Margaret Sullavan, American actress (Three Comrades), dies of barbiturate overdose at 48
Jan 2nd - Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor/dir (Hague Comedy), dies at 60
Jan 2nd - Chris van Abkoude, author (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), dies at about 79
Jan 2nd - Fausto Coppi, Italian, ran world record 45,798 km, dies at 40
Jan 2nd - Friedrich Adler, Austria soc-dem, murdered PM Storgkh, dies at 80
Jan 2nd - Paul Sauvé, Canadian politician (b. 1907)
Jan 3rd - Victor Seastrom, entertainer, dies at 80
Author Albert CamusAuthor Albert Camus (Jan 4th) Jan 4th - Albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46
Jan 5th - Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies
Jan 5th - Pavel P Parenago, Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 53
Jan 6th - Edith Barstow, choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52
Jan 6th - Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Scope & Means), dies at 68
Jan 7th - Luis da Costa, composer, dies at 80
Jan 7th - Dorothea Douglass Chambers (aka Katharine Lambert Chambers), UK tennis player (b. 1878)
Jan 9th - Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (b. 1880)
Jan 10th - Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1879)
Jan 11th - Johan E Elias, Dutch historian (Elias Family), dies at 84
Jan 12th - Nevil Shute [Norway], Eng/Aust author (Town like Alice), dies at 60
Jan 13th - Sibilla Aleramo, [Rina Faccio], Ital poet (Una Donna), dies at 83
Jan 20th - Matt Moore, actor (Deluge, Coquette), dies at 72
Jan 24th - John Miljan, actor (Charlie Chan in Paris, Yankee Clipper), dies at 66
Jan 25th - Diana Barrymore, actress (Ladies Courageous), dies at 38
Jan 25th - Rutland Boughton, composer, dies at 82
Jan 28th - Jacques de Menasce, composer, dies at 54
Jan 28th - Zora Neale Hurston, American author, dies at 69
Jan 29th - Louis Jean Heydt, actor (Joe-Waterfront), dies at 54
Jan 31st - Lowell Gilmore, actor (Calcutta, Roadblock), dies at 53
Feb 2nd - Jeno Huszka, composer, dies at 84
Feb 3rd - Johannes G Geelkerken, Dutch reformed vicar, dies at 80
Feb 3rd - Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (b. 1921)
Feb 5th - Louis Stricker, cricketer (S Afr open bat in 13 Tests 1909-12), dies
Feb 5th - Rudolf Nelson, composer, dies at 81
Feb 6th - Jesse Belvin, rocker, dies at 26 in a car crash
Feb 7th - Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist, dies at 57
Feb 8th - Giles Gilbert Scott, British architect (b. 1880)
Feb 8th - John Langshaw Austin, British philosopher, (b. 1911)
Feb 9th - Ernst von Dohnanyi, US composer, dies at 82
Feb 9th - Alexandre Benois, Russian artist (b. 1870)
Feb 10th - Aloysius Stepinac, Croatian cardinal (b. 1898)
Feb 12th - Bobby Clark, vaudevillan (World's funniest circus clown), dies at 71
Feb 13th - Delmar G Roos, designer of jeep, dies at 79
Feb 20th - Leonard Woolley, archaeologist, dies
Feb 22nd - Hubert Cuypers, composer/choir conductor (Missa Populi), dies at 86
Feb 22nd - Paul-Émile Borduas, Quebec painter (b. 1905)
Feb 23rd - Arthur Legat, Belgian racing driver (b. 1898)
Feb 24th - Jean Binet, composer, dies at 66
Feb 25th - Everhardus J van Romondt, Dutch Antillean minister, dies at 51
Feb 26th - Aleksandar Belic, Swedish linguist, dies at 83
Feb 27th - Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer/manufacturer, dies at 58
Feb 28th - F S Flint, British translator/poet (imagist movement), dies at 74
Feb 28th - Jonathan Hale, actor (Blondie), shoots himself at 68
FBI Agent Melvin PurvisFBI Agent Melvin Purvis (Feb 29th) Feb 29th - Melvin Purvis, American FBI Agent, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 56
Mar 2nd - Stanisław Taczak, Polish general, commander-in-chief of the Greater Poland Uprising (b. 1874)
Mar 3rd - Sammy White, actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off), dies at 65
Mar 4th - Leonard Warren, American baritone (Met-1939-60), dies on stage at 48
Mar 4th - Herbert O'Conor, 51st Governor of the US State of Maryland (b. 1896)
Mar 9th - Jack Beattie, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)
Mar 11th - Roy Chapman Andrews, US biologist/explorer, dies at 76
Mar 22nd - José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (b. 1904)
Mar 23rd - Franklin P Adams, columnist (Information Please), dies at 78
Mar 24th - Paul Joostens, Flemish painter, dies at 70
Mar 26th - Ian Keith, actor (Identity Unknown, Queen Christina), dies at 61
Mar 27th - Ian Whyte, composer, dies at 58
Mar 28th - Ian Keith, US actor (Ramses I-10 Commandments), dies at 61
Mar 30th - Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor/painter, dies at 90
Mar 30th - Joseph Haas, German opera composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
Mar 31st - Joseph Haas, German (opera)composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
Apr 1st - Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch journalist/writer (Ciske), dies at 62
Apr 3rd - Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87
Apr 5th - Alma Kruger, actor (Made For Each Other), dies at 88
Apr 10th - Arthur Benjamin, Austral composer/pianist (Devil Take Her), dies at 66
Apr 14th - Archibald McIndoe, plastic surgeon, dies
Apr 17th - Eddie Cochran, rocker, dies at 21 in a car crash
Apr 18th - Emory Johnson, director (Phantom Express, Shield of Honor), dies at 66
Apr 23rd - Cornelis Jan Bakkerr, Dutch/US nuclear physicist, dies
Apr 23rd - Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese Christian-social reformer/writer, dies at 71
Apr 24th - John P "John" Musch, actor/founder (JM), dies at 84
Apr 25th - Amanullah, emir/king of Afhanistan (1919-28), dies at 67
Apr 25th - Hope Emerson, actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn), dies at 62
Apr 25th - Ilmari Henrik Reinhold Krohn, composer, dies at 92
Apr 26th - Wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82
Apr 28th - Anton Pancake, astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87
May 2nd - Caryl Chessman, rapist executed after 12 years of appeals at 39
May 5th - Sulho Ranta, composer, dies at 58
May 6th - Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67
May 8th - Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88
May 8th - J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (b. 1904)
May 10th - Juri Olescha, writer, dies at 61
May 10th - Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (b. 1899)
Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller JrFinancier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr (May 11th) May 11th - John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, dies of pneumonia at 86
May 12th - Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, composer, dies at 70
May 23rd - Georges Claude, engineer/inventor, dies
May 27th - Edward Brophy, actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy), dies at 65
May 27th - George Zucco, actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Desire Me), dies at 74
May 27th - James Montgomery Flagg, American illustrator (b. 1877)
May 30th - Boris Pasternak, Russian poet and novelist (Doctor Zhivago) (Nobel Prize 1958), dies at 70
May 31st - Willem Elsschot, [Alfons de Ridder], Flemish writer (Kas), dies at 78
May 31st - Walther Funk, Nazi leader (b. 1890)
Jun 1st - Lester Patrick, NHL coach/star, dies at 76
Jun 1st - Paula Hitler, sister of Adolf Hitler. (b. 1896)

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