What Happened in 1960

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 657

  • 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

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Jan 1st Johnny Cash plays first of many free concerts behind bars

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 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
  • Jan 7th The Polaris missile is tested
  • 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

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Jan 12th Syracuse National Dolph Schayes is 1st NBA'er to score 15,000 points

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes
  • Jan 14th Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded
  • Jan 14th The Reserve Bank of Australia is established

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Jan 17th Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational

LPGA Golfer Mickey Wright
LPGA Golfer
Mickey Wright
  • Jan 17th NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-21
  • Jan 18th US & Japan sign joint defense treaty
  • Jan 18th Capital Airlines Flight 20 crashes in Virginia, killing all 50 people on-board

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Jan 19th Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 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
  • Jan 26th High-school basketball sensation Danny Heater scores 135 points
  • Jan 26th Oakland enters AFL

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Jan 26th Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle
  • 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
  • Jan 30th African National Party is founded in Chad
  • Feb 1st 4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Woolworth's in Greensboro, NC
  • Feb 1st Extreme right-wing rebels in Algiers surrender
  • Feb 1st 48th Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane (7-5, 6-2)

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Feb 1st 48th Men's Australian Championships: Rod Laver beats Neale Fraser (5-7, 3-6, 6-3, 8-6, 8-6)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • 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

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Feb 3rd "La Dolce Vita" directed by Federico Fellini and starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Ekberg has its film premiere in Italy

Actress Anita Ekberg
Actress
Anita Ekberg
Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • 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

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Feb 8th Boston Celtic Bill Russell becomes 1st NBAer with 50 rebounds (51)

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
  • Feb 8th Congress opens hearings looking into payola

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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".

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Feb 9th AFL & NFL agree verbally to a no tampering pact
  • Feb 10th "Unsinkable Molly Brown" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 532 performances
  • 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 performances
  • 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
  • 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

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Feb 20th Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig.

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • 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
  • Feb 25th John Cage's "Music for Amplified Toy Pianos" premieres
  • Feb 25th Lillian Hellman's "Toys in the Attic" premieres in NYC

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Feb 26th Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia

First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 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

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Feb 26th Vera Miles stars in the famous "Mirror Image" episode of the classic CBS television series "The Twilight Zone"

Actress Vera Miles
Actress
Vera Miles
  • 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

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Feb 29th 1st playboy club, featuring bunnies, opens in Chicago

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • Feb 29th Earthquake kills 1/3 of Agadir Morocco population (12,000) in 15 sec

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Feb 29th JFK makes "missile gap" the presidential campaign issue

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 778

  • Jan 1st Michael David Morrison, actor (Caleb Snyder-As the World Turns)
  • Jan 2nd Raman Lamba, Indian cricketer (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 7th Mohammed Javad Zarif, Iranian politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs), born in Broujerd
  • 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

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Jan 22nd Michael Hutchence, Australia, rock vocalist/actor (INXS-Dogs in Space)

INXS rocker Michael Hutchence
INXS rocker
Michael Hutchence
  • 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 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)

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Feb 5th Jane Geddes, American LPGA golfer (1987 Women's Kemper Open), born in Huntington New York

LPGA Golfer Jane Geddes
LPGA Golfer
Jane Geddes
  • 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

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Feb 8th Dino Ciccarelli, Canadian NHL right wing (Minnesota North Stars, Washington Capitals), Sarnia Ontario

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • Feb 8th Linda Fratianne, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 9th Peggy A Whitson, Mt Ayr Iowa, PhD/astronaut
  • 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


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 22nd Comedic actor Bob Denver (25) weds Maggie Ryan in California

Actor Bob Denver
Actor
Bob Denver
  • Jan 31st Songwriter Adolph Green marries actress/singer Phyllis Newman in NYC

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 10th NBA guard Jerry West (21) weds his college sweetheart Martha Kane in Morgantown, West Virginia

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • May 6th English princess Margaret marries Antony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon) at Westminster Abbey

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 25th NBA player Oscar Robertson (21) weds teacher Yvonne Crittenden in Cincinnati, Ohio

NBA Player Oscar Robertson
NBA Player
Oscar Robertson
  • Jul 3rd Vernon Presley (father of Elvis) weds Dee Alliot

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Jul 4th Film director David Lean (52) weds fourth wife Leila Matkar

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 11th Actress Gene Tierney (39) weds oil baron W. Howard Lee in Aspen, Colorado

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 16th Actress Vera Miles (30) weds actor Keith Larsen (36)

Actress Vera Miles
Actress
Vera Miles

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 23rd Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus (20) weds Barbara Bash

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 18th NBA forward Jerry Lucas (20) weds sophomore Treva Geib

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas
  • 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

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 22nd NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton (20) weds Anna Elaine Merrell at First Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia

Quarterback Fran Tarkenton
Quarterback
Fran Tarkenton

Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 4th Lucille Ball files divorce from Desi Arnaz

Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Comedienne/Actress
Lucille Ball
Actor Desi Arnaz
Actor
Desi Arnaz

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 14th Actress Laraine Day (39) divorces manager Leo Durocher (53) due to incompatibility after 12 years of marriage

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 6th Actress Bette Davis (52) divorces actor Gary Merrill (46) after almost 10 years of marriage

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

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

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Jan 4th Albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • 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

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Feb 29th Melvin Purvis, American FBI Agent, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 56

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis
  • 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)

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May 11th John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, dies of pneumonia at 86

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • May 12th Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, English 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)

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May 30th Boris Pasternak, Russian poet and novelist (Doctor Zhivago) (Nobel Prize 1958), dies at 70

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • 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)