What Happened in 1960 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 657


Elvis Presley in the Army

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)
  • 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.

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Mar 6th President Sukarno disbands Indonesia's parliament

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • 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

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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

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Mar 14th Wilt Chamberlain (Phila) 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

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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 premier Verwoerd wounded in battle

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

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Apr 10th Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 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

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Apr 24th Louise Suggs wins LPGA Civitan Golf Open

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 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

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May 3rd Harvey Schmidt/Tom Jones' musical "Fantasticks" premieres in NYC

Singer Tom Jones
Singer
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 778

  • 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 Brit 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
  • 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, Richmond Va, actor (White Shadow, Insiders)
  • 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, Ostrava Czechoslovakia, tennis champion (US Open 1985-87)

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, Phila, actress (Jade, Last Seduction, Moderns)
  • 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, Cincinnati, actress (Beth-Newsradio)
  • Mar 17th Arye Gross, American actor
  • Mar 18th Claudia Udy, Albuquerque NM, actress (Out of Control, Nightforce)
  • 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, Columbus Ohio, actor (Marcus-Days of Our Lives)
  • Mar 18th James MacPherson, Scottish actor
  • Mar 21st Ayrton Senna, Brazilian formula-1 racer (1988 champ)
  • Mar 21st Dale Baze, jockey
  • 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 yachter (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
  • Apr 6th Warren Haynes, Asheville, North Carolina, rock and blues guitarist (The Allman Brothers Band)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 212

  • Jun 4th Lucien Littlefield, actor (Mr Beasley-Blondie), dies at 64
  • 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, 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, 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, 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 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, composer, dies at 89
  • 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, country singer, dies 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