What Happened in 1960 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 656

  • 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)
  • Mar 5th Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champions in Vancouver won by Carol E Heiss (USA)
  • Mar 5th 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 5th 7th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 63-59

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Mar 6th President Sukarno disbands Indonesia's parliament

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

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

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

Sports record brokenNBA Record

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

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

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Mar 17th 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 17th WSLA (now WAKA) TV channel 8 in Selma, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 17th 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 18th 5th Eurovision Song Contest: Jacqueline Boyer for France wins singing "Tom Pillibi" in London
  • Mar 19th "Redhead" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 455 performances
  • Mar 19th 22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ohio State beats California 75-55
  • Mar 21st Sharpeville Massacre: Police kill 72 in South Africa & outlaws ANC

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

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

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

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

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

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

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

Sport awardGolf Major

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

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

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Apr 27th South Korean President Syngman Rhee resigns

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

Music releaseMusic Premiere

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

Singer Tom Jones
Tom Jones

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May 3rd 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 777

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

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

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

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 212

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

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

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

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