What Happened in 1960 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 654

  • Mar 5 Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB)
  • Mar 5 Ice Pairs Championship at Vancouver won by Wagner & Paul (CAN)
  • Mar 5 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vancouver won by Alain Giletti (FRA)
  • Mar 5 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champions in Vancouver won by Carol E Heiss (USA)
  • Mar 5 The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis originates when Alister Hardy publicly announces his idea that ape-human divergence may have been due to a coastal phase.
  • Mar 5 7th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 63-59

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 President Sukarno disbands Indonesia's parliament

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • Mar 7 Dutch Builders strike for CLA
  • Mar 8 "Greenwillow" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 95 performances
  • Mar 10 USSR agrees to stop nuclear testing

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 10 17th Golden Globes: Ben-Hur, Anthony Franciosa, & Elizabeth Taylor win

  • Mar 11 Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth & Venus
  • Mar 13 Fay Crocker wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
  • Mar 13 NFL's Chicago Cardinals moves to St Louis
  • Mar 13 White Sox unveil new road uniforms with players' names above number
  • Mar 14 14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield Calif

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Mar 14 Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia) sets NBA playoff record of 53 points

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Mar 15 Key Largo Coral Reef Preserve established (1st underwater park)
  • Mar 15 National Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona dedicated

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Mar 17 Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Mar 17 WSLA (now WAKA) TV channel 8 in Selma, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 17 One of the 1st French New Wave films "Breathless" directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg is released in France
  • Mar 18 5th Eurovision Song Contest: Jacqueline Boyer for France wins singing "Tom Pillibi" in London
  • Mar 19 "Redhead" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 455 performances
  • Mar 19 22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ohio State beats California 75-55
  • Mar 21 Sharpeville Massacre: Police kill 72 in South Africa & outlaws ANC

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Mar 22 1st patent for lasers granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes

  • Mar 23 Explorer (8) fails to reach Earth orbit
  • Mar 24 US appeals court rules novel "Lady Chatterly's Lover" not obscene
  • Mar 25 1st guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 25 DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover" ruled not obscene (NYC)

  • Mar 25 Ford Frick voids Indians-Red Sox deal as Sam White retires
  • Mar 25 Italian government Tambroni forms
  • Mar 26 Iraq executes 30 after attack on President Kassem
  • Mar 26 Orioles-Reds series planned for Havana is moved to Miami
  • Mar 26 USC captures NCAA swimming title
  • Mar 26 114th Grand National: Gerry Scott aboard Merryman II wins
  • Mar 27 Wiffi Smith wins LPGA Royal Crown Golf Open
  • Mar 28 Pope John appoints the first Japanese, African & Filipino cardinals
  • Mar 28 Scotch whisky factory explodes burying 20 fire fighters (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Mar 29 Darius Milhaud's 9th Symphony, premieres
  • Mar 31 Gore Vidal's "Best Man" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 1 Census determines the resident population of the United States to be 179,245,000
  • Apr 1 2nd French atom bomb explodes (Sahara)
  • Apr 1 France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds, Algeria
  • Apr 1 Mabry Harper catches a 25 lb Walleye in Tennessee
  • Apr 1 U Nu elected premier of Burma
  • Apr 1 1st weather satellite launched (TIROS 1)
  • Apr 2 Cuba buys oil from USSR
  • Apr 2 KPEC TV channel 56 in Lakewood Center-Tacoma, WA (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • Apr 3 Earthquake at Havre, Belgium

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 4 32nd Academy Awards: "Ben-Hur", Charlton Heston & Simone Signoret win

  • Apr 4 Oscar awarded to Neth director Bert Haanstra
  • Apr 4 Project Ozma begins at Green Bank radio astronomy center
  • Apr 4 Senegal declares independence from France
  • Apr 8 Neth & Germany sign accord concerning war casualties
  • Apr 8 US Senate passes Civil Rights Bill with measures against discriminatory voting pracrices
  • Apr 9 14th NBA Championship: Bost Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 3
  • Apr 9 South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd survives an assassination attempt by David Pratt despite being twice shot in the face

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 10 24th Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 282

  • Apr 10 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open
  • Apr 10 Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill
  • Apr 12 Bert Haanstra wins Oscar for "Glass"
  • Apr 12 Bill Veeck & Chicago Comiskey Park debuts "Exploding Scoreboard"
  • Apr 13 France becomes 4th nuclear nation exploding an A-Bomb in Sahara
  • Apr 13 Transit 1B, 1st navigational satellite, placed in Earth orbit
  • Apr 14 "Bye Bye Birdie" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 607 performances
  • Apr 14 1st underwater launching of Polaris missile
  • Apr 14 Stanley Cup: Montreal Canadiens sweep Toronto Maple Leafs in 4 games
  • Apr 15 Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), organizes at Shaw U
  • Apr 15 Guy Carawan sings "We Shall Overcome" to a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Raleigh - popularising the song as a protest anthem
  • Apr 17 American Samoa sets up a constitutional government
  • Apr 17 Cleveland Indians trade Rocky Colavito to Tigers for Harvey Kuenn
  • Apr 19 64th Boston Marathon won by Paavo Kotila of Finland in 2:20:54
  • Apr 19 Baseball uniforms begin displaying players' names on their backs
  • Apr 19 Comiskey Park's famed "exploding" scoreboard begins operating
  • Apr 20 "From A to Z" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • Apr 21 Brasilia becomes capital of Brazil
  • Apr 21 Founding of the Orthodox Bahá'í Faith in Washington, D.C.
  • Apr 23 1st performance of Ferde Grofe's "San Francisco Suite"
  • Apr 24 14th Tony Awards: Miracle Worker & Fiorello! win
  • Apr 24 Heavy earthquake strikes South Persia, 500 killed
  • Apr 24 Louise Suggs wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open
  • Apr 24 Record 4 grand slams hit today
  • Apr 25 1st submerged circumnavigation of Earth completed (Triton)
  • Apr 27 1st atomic powered electric-drive submarine launched (Tullibee)

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Apr 27 South Korean President Syngman Rhee resigns

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • Apr 27 Togo (formerly French Togo) declares independence from French administration
  • Apr 28 "Christine" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 12 performances
  • Apr 28 WIPM TV channel 3 in Mayaguez, PR (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Apr 28 Elena Kagan, New York, US Supreme Court Judge
  • May 1 India's Bombay state split into Gujarat & Maharashtra states
  • May 1 Pancho Gonzalez retires from tennis
  • May 1 Russia shoots down Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane over Sverdlovsk
  • May 1 7th National Film Awards (India): "Apur Sansar" wins the Golden Lotus
  • May 2 Harry Belafonte 2nd Carnegie Hall performance
  • May 2 Pulitzer prize awarded to Al Drury (Advice & Consent)
  • May 2 House investigating committee, looking into payola questions

Music releaseMusic Premiere

May 3 Musical "Fantasticks" by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, premieres in NYC (world's longest running musical)

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
Tom Jones

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 3 The Anne Frank House opens in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 776

  • Feb 20 Kee Marcello, rocker (Europe-Final Countdown)
  • Feb 20 Mark Reilly, [Matt Bianco], rocker (Indio-Big Harvest)
  • Feb 20 Joel Hodgson, American comedian (Mystery Science Theater 3000)
  • Feb 20 Kee Marcello, Swedish guitarist
  • Feb 21 Steve Wynn, American singer (
  • Feb 23 Cindy Figg-Currier, Mt Pleasant MI, golfer (1994 British Open-6th)
  • Feb 23 Gloria von Thurm un Taxis, Munich German FR, Princess
  • Feb 23 Maria Gloria von Schoenberg-Glauchau, wife of prince Thurn un Taxis
  • Feb 23 Naruhito, crown prince of Japan
  • Feb 23 Alan Griffin, Australian politician
  • Feb 25 Glen Bishop, cricketer (S Aussie bat, 2 ODI's for Australia 1987)
  • Feb 26 Jaz Coleman, British musician (Killing Joke), born in Cheltenham
  • Feb 27 Andres Gomez, Ecuador, tennis pro (Madrid Grand Prix-1990)
  • Feb 27 Bolik Dahan, Suriname singer/radio host (Radio KBC)
  • Feb 27 John van Grinsven, soccer player (MVV)
  • Feb 27 Paul Humphreys, rock synthesizer (OMD-Crush, Pacific Age)
  • Feb 27 Stoney Jackson, actor (White Shadow, Insiders), born in Richmond, Virginia
  • Feb 28 Dorothy Stratten, playmate (August, 1979) (Galixina), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Feb 29 Ian McKenzie Anderson, British musician
  • Feb 29 Khaled, Algerian raï musician
  • Feb 29 Tony Robbins, American motivational speaker
  • Feb 29 Richard Ramirez, El Paso, Texas, serial killer (Night Stalker)
  • Mar 1 Alicia Dibos, Lima Peru, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th)
  • Mar 2 Hector Calma, Filipino basketball player
  • Mar 3 Neal Heaton, American baseball player
  • Mar 3 Colin Wells, English cricketer
  • Mar 4 Reggie McElroy, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos)
  • Mar 4 Russell Todd, Troy NY, actor (Dr Jamie Frame-Another World)
  • Mar 4 John Mugabi, Ugandan boxer
  • Mar 4 Christina Sussiek, former German athlete
  • Mar 4 Mykelti Williamson, American actor
  • Mar 5 David Tibet, English musician (Current 93)
  • Mar 6 [Eris] Sleepy Floyd, NBA guard

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Mar 7 Ivan Lendl, Czech tennis champion (US Open 1985-87), born in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

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Mar 7 Joe Carter, MLB outfielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

MLB Outfielder Joe Carter
MLB Outfielder
Joe Carter
  • Mar 8 Buck Williams, NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, NY Knicks)
  • Mar 8 Max Metzker, Australian swimmer
  • Mar 9 Linda Fiorentino, actress (Jade, Last Seduction, Moderns), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 9 Mike Leach, tennis star, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Mar 10 Linda Jezek, California, backstroke swimmer (Pan Am Gold-1979)
  • Mar 10 Anne MacKenzie, journalist and broadcaster
  • Mar 11 Christophe Gans, French film director
  • Mar 12 Courtney B Vance, actor (Hamburger Hill), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Mar 12 Eldine Baptiste, cricketer (WI all-rounder early 80's)
  • Mar 12 Kipp Lennon, American singer
  • Mar 12 Minoru Niihara, Japanese singer
  • Mar 12 Maki Nomiya, Japanese singer (Pizzicato Five)
  • Mar 13 Adam Clayton, Oxfordshire, rock bassist (U2-I Will Follow)
  • Mar 13 Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer, poet and political essayist
  • Mar 13 Joe Ranft, American animator (d. 2005)
  • Mar 14 George Horvath, Sweden, pentathlete (Olympic-1980)
  • Mar 14 Helen Hopkins, Donneybrook Australia, golfer (Australian Intl 1983)
  • Mar 15 Donna Smith, Portland Oregon, playmate (March, 1985)
  • Mar 15 Chris Sanders, American animator and director
  • Mar 15 Marco Pennette, American television producer
  • Mar 16 Duane Sutter, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Mar 17 Lee Ann Michelle, Surrey England, playmate (Feb, 1979)
  • Mar 17 Vicki Lewis, actress (Beth-Newsradio), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mar 17 Arye Gross, American actor
  • Mar 18 Claudia Udy, actress (Out of Control, Nightforce), born in Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Mar 18 Guy Carbonneau, Sept-iles, NHL center (Dallas Stars)
  • Mar 18 Patricia Farinelli, playmate (December, 1981), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 18 Richard Biggs, actor (Marcus-Days of Our Lives), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Mar 18 James MacPherson, Scottish actor
  • Mar 21 Ayrton Senna, Brazilian formula-1 racer (1988 champ)
  • Mar 21 Guy Chadwick, English singer/songwriter (House of Love)
  • Mar 21 Robert Sweet, American drummer
  • Mar 22 Laurie Sargent, rock vocalist (Face To Face)
  • Mar 23 Oscar Michael Moore, journalist
  • Mar 23 Terry Sweeney, St Albans NY, writer/comedian (SNL)
  • Mar 23 Nicol Stephen, Deputy First Minister of Scotland
  • Mar 24 Kelly LeBrock, actress (Weird Science, Woman in Red), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 24 Barry Horowitz, American professional wrestler
  • Mar 24 Nena, German pop singer
  • Mar 25 Haywood Nelson, actor (Haywood-Grady, Dwayne-What's Happening), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 25 Robert Green, tennis star, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Mar 25 Steve Norman, rock sax (Spandau Ballet-True), born in London, England
  • Mar 25 Idy Chan Yuk-Lin, Hong Kong actress
  • Mar 26 Billy Warlock, Hawthorne California, actor (Flip-Happy Days, Baywatch)
  • Mar 26 Debbie Hall, LPGA golfer
  • Mar 26 Marcus Allen, NFL running back (LA Raiders, KC Chiefs, Heisman 1981)
  • Mar 26 Michael Evans, Fontana CA, US water polo player (Olympic-silver-88)
  • Mar 27 Clare Lucy Madeleine Evans, historian
  • Mar 27 Jennifer Grey, actress (Dirty Dancing); Joel Grey's daughter
  • Mar 27 Steve Jarvin, Australian soling sailor (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 27 Hans Pflügler, German footballer
  • Mar 28 Chris Barrie, British actor ( Red Dwarf,) born in Hanover, West Germany
  • Mar 28 José Maria Neves, Cape Verdeian politician
  • Mar 28 Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, French author and dramatist
  • Mar 30 Bill Johnson, alpine skier (first American to win alpine Olympic gold - 1984), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Mar 31 Anne Howard, actress (Nicole Love-Another World), born in San Diego, California
  • Mar 31 Mark Tuinei, NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Apr 1 Michael Praed, British actor
  • Apr 2 Linford Christie, St Andrews Jamaica, 4x100m runner (Oly-gold 1992
  • Apr 3 Arjen Anthony Lucassen, Dutch musician
  • Apr 3 Marie Denise Pelletier, Quebec singer
  • Apr 4 Bev Smith, Armstrong BC, basketball forward (Olympics-96)
  • Apr 4 Jonathan Agnew, Macclesfield, Cheshire, English cricket broadcaster
  • Apr 4 Jane Eaglin, English soprano
  • Apr 4 Hugo Weaving, Nigerian-born English-Australian actor

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 212

  • Jun 9 René Maran, Martiniques writer (Batouala, Prix Goncourt), dies
  • Jun 14 Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romanian Foreign Minister (1945-52), dies at 67
  • Jun 14 Vladimir Nikolayevich Kryukov, composer, dies at 57
  • Jun 17 Pierre Reverdy, French poet (Nord-Sud), dies at 70
  • Jun 20 Mahlon Hamilton, actor (Peg O'My Heart, High School Girl), dies at 80
  • Jun 20 Walter Dehmel, German writer, dies at 57
  • Jun 25 WH Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda), dies at 67
  • Jun 26 John Brenden Kelly, rower (Olympic-gold-1920, 24), dies at 70
  • Jun 27 Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain dies at 69
  • Jun 27 Lottie Dod, English athlete (b. 1871)
  • Jun 28 Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1898)
  • Jun 30 Clarence Cameron White, composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 3 Alfred Henry Ackley, composer, dies at 73
  • Jul 6 Aneurin Bevan, British politician (b. 1897)
  • Jul 9 Edward Burlingame Hill, composer, dies at 86
  • Jul 9 Vallance Jupp, cricketer (28 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1921-28), dies
  • Jul 13 Anna Blaman, Dutch writer (Life & Death), dies at 55
  • Jul 13 Joy Gresham, American writer (b. 1915)
  • Jul 15 Lawrence Mervil Tibbett, baritone, dies after surgery at 63
  • Jul 15 Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (b. 1897)
  • Jul 16 Albrecht von Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Italy), dies at 74
  • Jul 16 John Phillips Marquand, novelist, dies at 66
  • Jul 24 Carl Deis, composer, dies at 77
  • Jul 24 Hans Albers, German actor (Blue Angel), dies at 68
  • Jul 26 Maud Menten, Canadian biochemist (b. 1879)
  • Jul 26 Cedric Gibbons, American art director (b. 1893)
  • Jul 29 Richard Simon, co-founder (Simon & Shuster), dies
  • Jul 31 Karl Hasse, German composer, dies at 77

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 5 Arthur Meighen, 9th Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 86

9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen
9th Prime Minister of Canada
Arthur Meighen
  • Aug 7 Vaino Hannikainen, composer, dies at 60
  • Aug 8 Danton Walker, columnist (Broadway Spotlight), dies at 61
  • Aug 9 Bernard Ogilvie Dodge, American botanist and pioneer researcher on heredity in fungi, dies at 88
  • Aug 10 Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies
  • Aug 10 Frank Lloyd, director (Berkeley Square, Blood on the Sun), dies at 72
  • Aug 10 Oswald Veblin, mathematician
  • Aug 16 Errol Holmes, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for England 1935), dies
  • Aug 20 Rudolf Moser, composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 21 David Barnard Steinman, American civil engineer and bridge designer (b. 1886)
  • Aug 22 Eduard Pütsep, Estonian wrestler (b. 1898)
  • Aug 23 Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65
  • Aug 26 Mark Hambourg, composer, dies at 81
  • Aug 28 Anton Lajovic, composer, dies at 81
  • Aug 29 Alexander Gauge, actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood), dies at 46
  • Aug 29 Hazza el-Majali, PM of Jordan is assassinated
  • Aug 29 Vicki Baum, writer, dies
  • Sep 3 Joseph Lamb, American ragtime composer, dies at 72
  • Sep 4 Alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71
  • Sep 6 Jimmy Savo, comedian (Through the Crystal Ball), dies at 65
  • Sep 7 Wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84
  • Sep 9 Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, composer, dies at 75
  • Sep 9 Jussi Björling, Swedish tenor (b. 1911)
  • Sep 10 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63
  • Sep 13 Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer (Toldi), dies at 75
  • Sep 14 M. Karagatsis, Greek author (b. 1908)
  • Sep 17 Jose Sancho Marraco, composer, dies at 81
  • Sep 18 A J Evans, cricketer (only England Test v Aus 1921), dies
  • Sep 20 Lee Duncan, owner/trainer (Rin Tin Tin), dies of heart attack at 67
  • Sep 20 Michel Brusselmans, composer, dies at 74
  • Sep 22 Melanie Klein, Austria/British psycho analyst, dies at 78
  • Sep 23 Kathlyn Williams, actress (Single Man), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Sep 24 Matyas Seiber, composer, dies at 55
  • Sep 24 Melanie Klein, [Reizes], child psycho-analyst, dies
  • Sep 25 Emily Post, etiquette expert, dies at 86
  • Sep 26 William Ling, cricketer (South African batsman in 6 Tests 1921-23), dies
  • Sep 27 Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist/daughter of Emmeline, dies at 78
  • Sep 29 Franz Arnold, German writer, dies at 82
  • Sep 30 Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer, dies
  • Oct 2 Jaroslav Doubrava, composer, dies at 51
  • Oct 6 Douglas Spencer, actor (The Thing), dies at 50
  • Oct 9 Howard Glenn, NY Titan, dies of injuries sustain in this day's game
  • Oct 11 Richard Cromwell, actor (Jezebel, Riot Squad), dies of cancer at 50
  • Oct 12 Inejiro Asanuma, leader Japanese Socialist Party, murdered at 61
  • Oct 14 Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies
  • Oct 15 Clara Kimball Young, actress (Return of Chandu), dies of stroke at 70
  • Oct 15 Henny Porten, silent screen actress (Mother Love), dies at 70
  • Oct 15 Maude Eburne, actress (Ladies They Talk About, Guardsman), dies at 84
  • Oct 19 Gunther AR Raphael, German composer (Busskantate), dies at 57
  • Oct 22 Edgar Scauflaire, Belgian, painter/decorator, dies at 67
  • Oct 25 José Padilla, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge), dies at 71
  • Oct 30 Alfred Hill, New Zealand Australian composer (Hinemoa), dies at 90
  • Oct 31 H L Davis, US writer (Honey in the Horn, Pulitzer prize), dies at 64
  • Nov 2 Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 3 Paul Willis, American actor (b. 1901)
  • Nov 3 Harold Spencer Jones, London, English Astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun
  • Nov 5 August Gailit, Estonian writer (Ekke Moor), dies at 69
  • Nov 5 Johnny Horton, American country and rockabilly singer (The Battle of New Orleans), dies in a car accident at 33
  • Nov 5 Mack Sennett, director/producer (Keystone Cops), dies
  • Nov 5 Ward Bond, actor (Wagon Train), dies of heart attack at 57
  • Nov 6 Erich Raeder, German grand admiral (b. 1876)
  • Nov 7 Alvin Carter, vocalist (Carter Family), dies at 69
  • Nov 10 Isadore Freed, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 12 John Trim, cricketer (occasional WI quick 1948-52, 18 wkts), dies
  • Nov 14 Walter Catlett, actor (Climax), dies of a stroke at 71

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 16 Clark Gable, actor (Gone With the Wind), dies at 59

  • Nov 19 Phyllis Haver, actress (Don Juan), commits suicide at 61
  • Nov 20 Ya'akov Cahan, Hebrew poet and writer, dies at 79
  • Nov 24 Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, zionist/socialist theorist, dies at 82
  • Nov 24 Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
  • Nov 27 Dirk J de Geer, Dutch premier (1926-29, 39-40), dies at 89
  • Nov 27 Frederick Fane, cricketer (682 runs in 14 Tests for Eng 1905-10), dies