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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 676

Jan 1st - Briggs Stadium is renamed Tigers Stadium
Jan 1st - Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16 in AFL championship game
Jan 1st - Largest check issued, Natl Bank of Chicago to Sears ($960.242 billion)
Jan 1st - Russia introduces a new ruble worth $1.11
Jan 2nd - 1st AFL Championship Game, Houston Oilers beat LA Chargers 24-16
Jan 2nd - Hawaii's, then all time low temperature, 14°F recorded atop Haleakale
Jan 2nd - 47th Rose Bowl: #6 Washington beats #1 Minnesota, 17-7
Jan 2nd - 27th Sugar Bowl: #2 Mississippi beats Rice, 14-6
Jan 2nd - 27th Orange Bowl: #5 Missouri beats #4 Navy, 21-14
Jan 3rd - Adam Clayton Powell elected Chairman of House Education & Labor
Jan 3rd - US breaks diplomatic relations with Cuba
Jan 4th - Longest recorded strike ends-33 yrs-Danish barbers' assistants
Jan 7th - 1st NFL Playoff Bowl (runner-up bowl)-Detroit beats Cleveland 17-16
Jan 7th - Trucial States (now UAE) issue their 1st postage stamps
Jan 8th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Yvor Winters
Jan 8th - The French vote for Algerian independence from French rule in the wake of seven years of guerrilla war
Jan 9th - Twins agree on $500,000 payment to AA for Minn/St Paul territory
Jan 11th - Racial riot at University of Georgia
Jan 12th - "Show Girl" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 100 performances
Jan 12th - UN genocide pact goes into effect
Jan 14th - Chic Bear Willard Dewveall becomes 1st NFLer to join AFL
Jan 15th - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 35-31
Jan 15th - Suggs wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational Open
Jan 15th - Supremes signed with Motown Records
Jan 16th - "Conquering Hero" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 8 performances
Jan 16th - Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower Jan 17th - Eisenhower allegedly orders assassination of Congo's Lumumba
Jan 17th - President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers a televised farewell address to the nation three days before leaving office, in which he warns against the accumulation of power by the "military-industrial complex".
Jan 17th - 11th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 153-131 at Syracuse, New York
Jan 18th - Zanzibar's Afro-Shirazi party wins 1 seat by a single vote & parliament by a single seat
Jan 19th - 1st episode of "Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed
Jan 20th - Francis Poulenc's "Gloria" premieres in Boston
Jan 20th - Robert Frost recites "Gift Outright" at JFK's inauguration
Jan 20th - Yugoslav ex-vice-president Milovan Djilas flees
Jan 20th - The Democrat J.F. Kennedy is inaugurated as President of the United States, the youngest ever sworn in
Poet Robert FrostPoet Robert Frost Jan 21st - "Conquering Hero" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 8 performances
Jan 21st - KIFI TV channel 8 in Idaho Falls, ID (NBC) begins broadcasting
Jan 21st - Portuguese rebels seize cruise ship Santa Maria
Jan 23rd - Supreme Court rules cities & states have right to censor films
Jan 23rd - Venezuela adopts constitution
Jan 24th - Edward Albee's "American Dream" premieres in NYC
Jan 24th - Lazard Brothers Ltd draw a check for $334,867,807.68
Jan 25th - 1st live, nationally televised presidential news conference (JFK)
Jan 25th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament
Jan 25th - Military coup in El Salvador
Jan 25th - Walt Disney's "101 Dalmations" released
Jan 26th - "Are You Lonesome Tonight?" by Elvis Presley peaks to #1
Jan 26th - 1st woman "personal physician to president"-JG Travell
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley Jan 27th - "Sing Along with Mitch" [Miller] premieres on NBC TV
Jan 27th - 49th Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill (6-1, 6-4)
Jan 27th - 49th Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Rod Laver (1-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4)
Jan 28th - Republic of Rwanda proclaimed
Jan 29th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Laurence Owen
Jan 29th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Bradley Lord
Jan 30th - Bobby Darin is youngest performer to headline a TV special on NBC
Jan 30th - JFK asks for an Alliance for Progress & Peace Corps
Jan 30th - KAET TV channel 8 in Phoenix, AZ (PBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 30th - Lance Gibbs takes hat-trick (Mackay, Grout, Misson) at Adelaide
Jan 31st - David Ben-Gurion resigns as Prime Minister of Israel
Jan 31st - Ham the chimpanzee is 1st primate in space (158 miles) aboard Mercury/Redstone 2
First Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-GurionFirst Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion Jan 31st - Houston voters approve bond to finance luxury domed stadium
Jan 31st - Kanhai completes twin tons (117 & 115) v Aust at Adelaide
Jan 31st - NATO secretary-general Paul-Henri Spaak says he'll resign
Jan 31st - USAF launches Samos spy satellite to replace U-2 flights
Feb 1st - 1st full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful
Feb 1st - British minister Enoch Powell makes medical insurance more expensive
Feb 1st - Mackay & Kline hang on for 100 mins for cricket draw vs West Indies
Feb 2nd - Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam
Feb 3rd - 6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm))
Feb 4th - Sputnik 7 launches into Earth orbit; probable Venus probe failure
Feb 6th - "Jail, No Bail" Jail-in movement starts in Rock Hill SC
Feb 6th - KOAP TV channel 10 in Portland, OR (PBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 7th - Jane Fonda made her acting debut in the NBC drama "A String of Beads"
Feb 9th - Joseph Ileo appointed premier of Congo
Actress Jane FondaActress Jane Fonda Feb 10th - AFL's LA Chargers move to San Diego
Feb 10th - Niagara Falls hydroelectric project begins producing power
Feb 10th - Walter Piston's 7th Symphony premieres
Feb 11th - Robert Weaver sworn in with then highest federal post by a black
Feb 12th - Celtic Bill Russell grabs 40 rebounds to beat Warriors 136-125
Feb 12th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
Feb 12th - Mushtaq Mohammad scores 1st Test Cricket century at 17 yrs 82 days
Feb 12th - USSR launches Venera 1 toward Venus
Feb 13th - Frank Sinatra launches Reprise label under Warner Bros Records
Feb 13th - Soviet Union fires a rocket from Sputnik V to Venus
Feb 14th - Element 103, Lawrencium, 1st produced in Berkeley Calif
Feb 14th - Louise Suggs wins LPGA Royal Poinciana Golf Invitational
Feb 15th - Australia beat West Indies 2-1 in one of best Test Cricket series ever
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise SuggsGolfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs Feb 15th - Entire US figure skating team of 18, dies in Belgian Sabena 707 crash
Feb 16th - 1st all-solid-propellant rocket put in orbit, Wallops Island, Va
Feb 16th - China uses its 1st nuclear reactor
Feb 16th - US satellite Explorer 9 is launched
Feb 18th - Henk van der Grift becomes world champion skater
Feb 19th - Albania disavows Chinese "Revisionism"
Feb 19th - Henk van der Grift (Neth) becomes world champ all-round skater
Feb 21st - Friedrich Durrenmatt's "Die Physiker" premieres in Zurich
Feb 21st - Gabon adopts constitution
Feb 21st - Mercury-Atlas 2 reentry Test reaches 172 km
Feb 24th - Explorer (10) fails to reach Earth orbit
Feb 25th - Niagara ends St Bonaventura's 99-game home basketball win streak
Feb 25th - Paul Bikle in glider climbs from 1208 m at release to record 14,10

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 837

Jan 1st - Irv Eatman, NFL tackle (Houston Oilers)
Jan 1st - Marcia Cross, actress (Melrose Place)
Jan 1st - Fiona Phillips, British television presenter
Jan 1st - Mark Wingett, British actor
Jan 2nd - Gabrielle Carteris, Phoenix Az, actress (Andrea-Beverly Hills 90210)
Jan 2nd - Todd Haynes, American film director
Jan 3rd - Erwin Blom, Dutch singer/guitarist (Eton Crop)
Jan 4th - Lee Curreri, actor (Bruno Martelli-Fame), born in NYC, New York
Jan 5th - Curt Bader, Bloomfield Iowa, sprint kayak (Olympics-96)
Actress Gabrielle CarterisActress Gabrielle Carteris (Jan 2nd) Jan 6th - Dirk de Vries, Dutch pop bassist (Kong-Slauerhoff)
Jan 6th - Howie Long, former NFL tackle/actor/broadcaster (Broken Arrow)
Jan 6th - Paul Azinger, golfer
Jan 7th - Andrew Thomson, Australian politician
Jan 7th - Supriya Pathak, Indian actress
Jan 7th - John Thune, American politician
Jan 8th - Shoaib Mohammad, cricketer (son of Hanif Patient & prolific batsman)
Jan 8th - Kazuki Takahashi, Japanese creator of Yu-Gi-Oh
Jan 8th - Calvin Smith, American athlete
Jan 9th - Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter
Jan 10th - Evan Handler, actor (Dear Mr Wonderful), born in NYC, New York
Jan 10th - Janet Jones, Bridgeton MO, actress (American Anthem, Flamingo Kid)
Jan 10th - Nadja Salerni-Sonnenberg, Rome Italy, concert violinist
Jan 11th - Paul Skansi, NFL wide receiver (Seattle Seahawk)
Jan 11th - Jasper Fforde, British author
Jan 12th - Andrea Carnevale, soccer player (Napoli)
Jan 13th - Graham "Suggs" McPherson, Sussex, rock vocalist (Madness-Our House)
Seinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-DreyfusSeinfeld Comedienne Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Jan 13th) Jan 13th - Julia Louis-Dreyfus, comedienne (SNL, Seinfeld, Soul Man, Troll), born in NYC, New York
Jan 13th - Kelly Hrudey, Edmonton, NHL goalie (LA Kings)
Jan 13th - Kent Hull, NFL center (Buffalo Bills)
Jan 13th - Suggs, English singer
Jan 14th - Robert Edwin Hall, mountaineer/businessman
Jan 14th - Mike Tramp (Trempenau), Denmark, Copenhagen Denmark, heavy metal rocker (White Lion-Mane Attraction)
Jan 15th - Iris DeMent, American country singer (Our Town), born in Paragould, Ar
Jan 15th - Yves P. Pelletier, Canadian comedian and film director
Jan 16th - Paul Raven, English musician (Killing Joke) (d. 2007)
Jan 16th - Jill Sobule, American singer-songwriter
Jan 17th - Maia Chiburdanidze, Kutaisi USSR, women's world chess champ
Jan 17th - Brian Helgeland, American writer and film director
NHL Legend Mark MessierNHL Legend Mark Messier (Jan 18th) Jan 18th - Mark Messier, Edmonton Alberta, NHL Center (Edmonton, NY Rangers)
Jan 18th - Peter Beardsley, English footballer
Jan 18th - Jeff Yagher, American actor
Jan 19th - Paul McCrane, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, We're Fighting Back)
Jan 19th - William Ragsdale, AK, actor (Fright Night, Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk)
Jan 21st - Sherry Ramsay, Stauton Va, actress (Trish Mason-As the World Turns)
Jan 22nd - Barb Thomas Whitehead, Sibley IA, LPGA golfer (1995 Hawaiian Open)
Jan 22nd - Daniel Johnston, American musician and artist ("Hi, How Are You"), born in Sacramento, California
Jan 23rd - Trey Junkin, tight end (Arizona Cardinals)
Jan 23rd - Mas Selamat bin Kastari, Singapore's most-wanted terror fugitive
Jan 24th - Nastassja Kinski, actress (Tess, Cat People), born in Berlin, Germany
Jan 24th - Krasimir Mikhailov Stoyanov, Bulgaria, cosmonaut
Jan 24th - Vince Russo, American writer
Jan 24th - William Van Dijck, Belgian athlete
Jan 25th - Michele Tobin, actress (Fitzpatricks), born in Chicago, Illinois
Jan 25th - Vivian Balakrishnan, Singaporean politician
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky (Jan 26th) Jan 26th - Wayne Gretzky, Brantford Ont, NHL great scorer (Oiler, King, Rangers)
Jan 27th - Charlotte Kemp, playmate (Dec, 1982), born in Omaha, Nebraska
Jan 27th - Gillian Gilbert, Manchester England, rocker (New Order-Round & Round)
Jan 27th - Jean-Paul Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Oly-9/10-88, 92, 96)
Jan 27th - Karen Velez, Rockville Ctr NY, playmate (December, 1984)
Jan 27th - Margo Timmins, singer (Cowboy Junkies)
Jan 27th - Martin Degville, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
Jan 27th - Rudi Mauger, rocker (Crew Cuts)
Jan 27th - Dina Bonnevie, Filipino actress
Jan 27th - Narciso Rodriguez, American fashion designer
Jan 28th - Luann L Lee, playmate (Jan, 1987), born in Santa Monica, California
Jan 29th - Mike Aldrete, US baseball infielder (Oakland Athletics, NY Yankees)
Jan 30th - Ranjit Madurasinghe, cricketer (3 Tests for Sri Lanka 1988-92)
Jan 31st - Lloyd Cole, guitar/vocals (& the Commotions-Rattlesnakes)
Feb 1st - Daniel M Tani, Ridley Park MD, astronaut
Feb 1st - Gina Hull, Jacksonville FL, LPGA golfer (1989 USX Golf Classic-8th)
Feb 2nd - Joey Benjamin, cricket pace bowler (in St Kitts England in 1994)
Feb 2nd - Lauren Lane, American actress
Feb 3rd - Keith Gordon, actor (Dressed to Kill, Legend of Billie Jean), born in NYC, New York
Feb 3rd - Jay Adams, American skateboarder
Feb 3rd - Linda Eder, American singer
Feb 4th - Denis Savard, Pointe Gatineau Ca, NHL center (Chicago Blackhawks)
Feb 4th - Vern Fleming, LIC NY, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
Feb 4th - Stewart O'Nan, American author
Feb 5th - Savvas Kofidis, Greek footballer and manager
Feb 5th - Tim Meadows, American actor and comedian
Feb 6th - Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko, Russian major/cosmonaut (Mir, Soyuz TM-23)
Feb 6th - Bill Lester, American racecar driver
Feb 8th - Sammy Llanas, rocker (Bodeans)
Feb 8th - Vince Neil, American singer (Mötley Crüe)
Feb 8th - Bruce Timm, TV Producer (DC Animated Universe)
Feb 9th - John Kruk, US baseball 1st baseman (Philadelphia Phillies)
Feb 9th - Jussi Lampi, Finnish musician and actor
Feb 10th - David Ward, cricketer (prolific Surrey batsman)
Feb 10th - Eva Pfaff, West Germany, tennis star
Feb 10th - George Stephanopoulos, presidential adviser (Clinton)
Feb 10th - Alexander Payne, American film director (Sideways), born in Omaha, Nebraska
Feb 11th - Becky LeBeau, vocalist (Mischief), born in Los Angeles, California
Feb 11th - Carey Lowell, actress (Me & Him, Guardian, Dangerously Close), born in NYC, New York
Feb 11th - Mary Docter, US, 3000m speed skater (Olympics-1980, 84, 88, 92)
Feb 12th - Chris Heyne, Offenbach Germ, WLAF General Manager (Frankfurt Galaxy)
Feb 12th - Jim Harris, Canadian politician
Feb 13th - Henry Rollins, US vocalist/poet (Big Ugly Mouth, Talking From the Box)
Feb 13th - Kyi Hla Han, Burmese golfer, born in Yangon
Feb 13th - Les Warner, rocker (Cult-Fire Woman)
Feb 14th - Phillip Hamilton, American author

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 18 of 18

NFL Head Coach Mike DitkaNFL Head Coach Mike Ditka (Jan 28th) Jan 28th - NFL coach Mike Ditka (21) weds Marge Dougherty
Mar 13th - Pablo Picasso (79) marries his model Jacqueline Rocque (37)
Mar 17th - Actor Christopher Lee (38) weds actress Gitte Lee (25)
Mar 25th - Playwright Samuel Beckett (54) weds Suzanne Dechevaux-Dumesnil on a secret civil ceremony in England
Apr 1st - Jim Bakker marries Tammy Faye
Apr 30th - Lee Harvey Oswald marries Marina Prusakova in Minsk USSR
May 25th - King Hussein of Jordan marries Princess Muna al-Hussein (Antoinette Gardiner).
Jun 8th - English prince Edward, Duke of Kent, weds Katharine Worsley
Jun 26th - NFL Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke (24) weds Jackie Forchette
Jul 1st - Business magnate Martha Stewart (19) weds Andrew Stewart
Sep 10th - Nigerian novelist, critic and academic Chinua Achebe ("Things Fall Apart") marries Christie Okoli
Baseball Player Ted WilliamsBaseball Player Ted Williams (Sep 10th) Sep 10th - Baseball player Ted Williams marries model Lee Howard (divorced 1967)
Oct 14th - Howard Allen Frances (Anne) O'Brien (20) best-selling author (The Vampire Chronicles) marries poet and painter Stan Rice (21)
Oct 14th - Author Anne Rice (20) weds poet/artist Stan Rice (18) in Denton, Texas
Oct 14th - Author Upton Sinclair (83) weds Mary Elizabeth Willis
Nov 25th - Racing car driver Mario Andretti (21) weds high school sweetheart Dee Ann Hoch (19)
Dec 10th - Dr Ruth marries Fred Westheimer
Dec 23rd - Actor Martin Sheen (21) weds Janet Templeton

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 227

Jan 2nd - Bob Catterall, cricketer (1555 runs/24 Tests for S Afr 1922-31), dies
Jan 4th - Barry Fitzgerald, actor (Going My Way), dies at 72
Physicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin SchrödingerPhysicist and Nobel Laureate Erwin Schrödinger (Jan 4th) Jan 4th - Erwin Schrodinger, Austrian physicist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 73
Jan 6th - Regina Ullmann, writer, dies at 76
Jan 7th - Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Association, dies at 74
Jan 9th - Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)
Jan 10th - Dashiell Hammett, US detective writer (Thin Man, Maltese Falcon), dies at 66
Jan 11th - Elena Gerhardt, German mezzo-soprano singer (b. 1883)
Jan 14th - Ernest Thesiger, actor (Brass Monkey, Ghoul), dies at 81
Jan 14th - Henry Geehl, composer, dies at 79
Jan 15th - Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer, dies at 49
Jan 16th - Janos Viski, composer, dies at 54
Jan 17th - Patrice Lumumba, African revolutionary, murdered at 36
Jan 21st - John Joseph Becker, composer, dies a day before 75th birthday
Jan 24th - Willem J M van Eysinga, people rights scholar, dies at 82
Jan 24th - Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American swimmer and inventor (b. 1884)
Jan 26th - Morris Nichols, cricketer (41 wkts in 14 Tests for Eng 1930-39), dies
Feb 2nd - Adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87
Feb 2nd - Anna May Wong, actress (Thief of Baghdad), dies at about 56
Feb 3rd - Anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54
Feb 3rd - Viscount Dunrossil, Gov-Gen of Australia (1959-61), dies at 67
Feb 5th - Anthony G de Rothschild, British philanthropist, dies at 73
Feb 6th - Archibald T Davison, composer, dies at 77
Feb 8th - William Duncan, actor (Hopalong Rides Again), dies at 81
Feb 9th - Grigory Levenfish, Intl chess grandmaster from Russia, dies at 70
Feb 11th - Eduard R Verkade, Dutch actor/director (Pygmalion), dies at 82
Feb 11th - Patrice Lumumba, 1st premier Congo, murdered at 34
Feb 14th - Wallis Clark, actress (Easy Money), dies at 78
Feb 15th - Jack Whiting, actor (Top Speed, Life of the Party), dies at 59
Feb 15th - Marubel Vinaon Owen, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1932), dies
Feb 15th - Maribel Vinson, American figure skater (9x US National Champion), dies at 49
Feb 17th - Nita Naldi, actress (Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde), dies of heart attack at 63
Feb 20th - Otto E Huiswoud, [Frank Billings], editor (Negro Worker), dies at 67
Feb 20th - Percy Aldridge Grainger, Australian/US composer/pianist, dies at 78
Feb 21st - Blaise Cendrars, [Frederic Sauser-Hall], Switz, poet, dies at 73
Feb 22nd - George de las Cuevas Bustillo y Teheran, Chilean marquis, dies at 75
Feb 22nd - Nick LaRocca, American jazz musician (b. 1889)
Feb 23rd - Wilf Ferguson, cricket leg spinner (34 wickets for West Indies), dies
Feb 26th - Karl Albiker, German sculptor (Problem of the Plastic), dies at 83
Feb 26th - Mohammed V, ibn Yusuf, sultan/King of Morocco, dies at 51
Feb 27th - Platt Adams, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1912), dies
Feb 28th - Joris Vriamont, Flemish writer/music publisher, dies at 64
Mar 3rd - Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-born left-handed pianist, dies at 72
Mar 6th - George Formby, British singer/comedian, dies at 56
Mar 6th - Kjeld Abell, Danish playwright/director of Tivoli, dies at 59
Mar 7th - Englebert van Anderlecht, Belgian painter, dies at 42
Mar 7th - Max Hymans, WW II resistance fighter/Head of Air France, dies at 60
Mar 8th - Thomas Beecham, English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81
Mar 12th - Belinda Lee, actress (Joseph & his Brethren), dies in car crash at 25
Mar 14th - Akiba Rubinstein, Polish chess player (opening theorist), dies at 78
Mar 16th - Chen Geng, Chinese military leader (b. 1903)
Mar 17th - Susanna Salter, 1st US female mayor/temperance leader, dies at 101
Mar 19th - Edric Cundell, composer, dies at 68
Mar 23rd - A C Russell, cricketer (10 Tests for England 910 runs), dies
Mar 23rd - James Edward Murray, (Sen-D-Montana) (1935-61), dies
Mar 23rd - Valentin Vasilyevich Bondarenko, cosmonaut, dies in accident at 24
Mar 27th - Jack Kane, orchestra leader (Steve & Eydie, Andy Williams Show), dies at 37
Mar 30th - P J Melotte, discovered Jupiter's 8th satellite Pasiphae, dies
Mar 31st - Seerp Anema, Dutch poet/writer (Modern Art & Degenerating), dies at 85
Apr 2nd - August Defresne, Dutch director (Anno Christi 969), dies at 67
Apr 2nd - Wallingford Riegger, US composer (Bacchangle), dies at 75
Apr 4th - Simion Stoilow, Romanian mathematician (b. 1873)
Apr 6th - Jules J B V Bordet, Belgian bacteriologist (Nobel 1919), dies at 90
Apr 7th - Jesus Guridi, composer, dies at 74
Apr 7th - Marian Jordan, radio comedienne (Fibber McGee & Molly), dies at 62
Apr 7th - Yusef Greiss, composer, dies at 61
Apr 9th - Zog I, [Ahmed Zogu], King of Albania (1925-39), dies at 65
Apr 10th - Irene Warfield, silent screen actress (Satan Sanderson), dies at 65
Apr 11th - Francis de Bourguignon, composer, dies at 70
Apr 12th - Nils-Eric Fougstedt, composer, dies at 50
Apr 12th - Philippine "Pine" Belder, [Mary de Klerk], actress, dies at 93
Apr 13th - John A. Bennett, American convicted rapist (b. 1935)
Apr 21st - James Melton, opera tenor (Ford Festival), dies at 57
Apr 22nd - Maria Radulphus, [Adrian Hermus], Curacao school inspector, dies at 91
Apr 24th - Lee Moran, actor (Circus Clown), dies of heart ailment at 72
Apr 25th - Hans F Blunck, writer, dies
Apr 26th - Gail Russell, actress (Calcutta, Moonrise, El Paso), dies at 36
Apr 27th - Roy Del Ruth, director (About Face, Folies Bergere), dies at 67
Apr 29th - Cisco Houston, American folk singer (b. 1918)
May 2nd - J C White, cricketer (49 wickets in 15 Tests for England 1921-31), dies
May 3rd - Maurice [Jean Jacques] Merleau-Ponty, French philosopher, dies at 53
May 4th - Anita Stewart, dies of heart attack at 66
May 6th - Lucian Blaga, philosopher/poet (Transcendental censor), dies at 65
May 8th - James Fairfax, actor (Gale Storm Show), dies at 63
May 13th - Gary Cooper, 2 time Acad award winning actor (High Noon), dies at 60
May 16th - George A. Malcolm, American jurist & educator (b. 1881)
May 17th - Frans van Cauwelaert, Flemish minister/mayor of Antwerp, dies at 81
May 17th - Henri Gagnon, composer, dies at 74
May 18th - Henry O'Neill, actor (Lady Killer, Nothing But Trouble), dies
May 19th - Joe Howard, singer (Gay Nineties Revue), dies at 94
May 20th - Josef "Pips" Priller, German fighter ace (b. 1915)
May 22nd - Joan Davis, actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53
May 23rd - Joan Davis, comedic actress (I Married Joan), dies at 53
May 29th - Uuno Kalervo Klami, composer, dies at 60
May 30th - Rafael L Trujillo Molina, dictator Dom Rep (1930-61), murdered at 69
May 31st - Walter Little, Canadian politician (b. 1877)
Jun 2nd - George S Kaufman, playwright/dir/pulitzer prize winner, dies at 72
Jun 2nd - Peter H "Paul" Huf, actor/director (Dutch Comedy), dies at 70
Psychiatrist Carl JungPsychiatrist Carl Jung (Jun 6th) Jun 6th - Carl Jung, Swiss Psychiatrist (founded analytic psychology),, dies at 85
Jun 7th - Robert Griffith, producer of Pajama Game, dies

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