What Happened in 1962

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 769

  • Jan 1st Beatles' Decca audition is unsuccessful
  • Jan 1st Rwanda granted internal self-government by Belgium
  • Jan 1st Western Samoa gains independence from New Zealand Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes co-chief of Western Samoa
  • Jan 1st United States Navy SEALs established.
  • Jan 1st 48th Rose Bowl: #6 Minnesota beats #16 UCLA, 21-3
  • Jan 1st 28th Sugar Bowl: #1 Alabama beats #9 Arkansas, 10-3`
  • Jan 1st 28th Orange Bowl: #4 LSU beats #7 Colorado, 25-7
  • Jan 2nd Nighttime version of "Password" with Allen Ludden premieres on CBS
  • Jan 3rd Ground is broken for the Houston Astrodome

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Jan 3rd Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
Pope John XXIII
  • Jan 4th 1st automated (unmanned) subway train in New York City

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Jan 5th Tony Sheridan & Beatles produce "My Bonnie" & "The Saints"

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • Jan 7th AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27

MurderAssassination Attempt

Jan 7th Assassination attempt fails on Indonesian president Sukarno

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • Jan 7th Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock
  • Jan 8th Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 93 die (Neth)

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Jan 8th Golfer Jack Nicklaus, 21, 1st pro appearance, he came in 50th

  • Jan 9th Mister M (Dr X) beats Verne Gagne in Minn, to become NWA champ
  • Jan 9th NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks
  • Jan 9th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jan 10th Eruptions on Mount Huascaran in Peru destroy 7 villages & kill 3,500
  • Jan 11th Volcano Huascaran in Peru, erupts; 4,000 die
  • Jan 12th Operation Chopper begins, America's first combat mission in the Vietnam War
  • Jan 13th "Do Re Mi" closes at St James Theater NYC after 400 performances

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Jan 13th Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Jan 14th NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-30
  • Jan 15th Dutch & Indonesian navy encounter in Etna Bay New Guinea
  • Jan 15th 50th Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill (6-0, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 15th 50th Men's Australian Championships: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (8-6, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • Jan 16th Shooting begins on "Dr No"
  • Jan 16th Suit accuses NYC Board of Education uses "racial quotas"
  • Jan 16th 12th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 150-130 at St. Louis

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Jan 17th NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690m

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • Jan 17th Roy Harris' 8th Symphony, premieres in SF
  • Jan 18th Southern University closed due to demonstrations
  • Jan 18th US begins spraying foliage in Vietnam to reveal Viet Cong guerrillas
  • Jan 18th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jan 20th "Kean" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 92 performances
  • Jan 21st JFK arrives in Uruguay
  • Jan 21st Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
  • Jan 21st Snow falls in San Francisco
  • Jan 22nd The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership.

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Jan 23rd British intellegence officer Kim Philby defects to USSR

  • Jan 23rd Libya, Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia plan to form United Arab Maghreb
  • Jan 23rd "Jules et Jim", based on the novel by Henri-Pierre Roché, directed by François Truffau and starring Jeanne Moreau is released
  • Jan 24th 28 refugees escape from East to West Germany
  • Jan 24th Brian Epstein signs management contract with the Beatles

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 24th Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Jan 24th Mickey Wright/Marilynn Smith wins LPGA Naples Pro-Am Golf Tournament
  • Jan 26th Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declares Chubby Checker's "Twist" is impure & bans it from all Catholic schools
  • Jan 26th Canadian Marine Service renamed Coast Guard
  • Jan 26th David Diamond's 7th Symphony, premieres in Philadelphia
  • Jan 26th US launches Ranger 3, misses Moon by 22,000-mi (37,000-km)
  • Jan 27th "Family Affair" opens at Billy Rose Theater NYC for 65 performances
  • Jan 28th Johanne Relleke gets stung by bees 2,443 times in Rhodesia & survives
  • Jan 30th UN General Assembly censures Portugal over Angola
  • Jan 30th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jan 30th 2 members of Flying Wallendas' high-wire act killed when their 7-person pyramid collapsed during a performance in Detroit
  • Jan 31st Gen Charles P Cabell, USAF, ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Jan 31st Samuel Gravely assumes command of destroyer escort "USS Falgout"
  • Feb 1st "New Faces of '62" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • Feb 1st NL releases its 1st 162-game schedule
  • Feb 2nd 1st pole vault over 16' (4.88m) (John Uelses-16', Melrose Games)
  • Feb 2nd 8 of 9 planets align for 1st time in 400 years
  • Feb 2nd USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 3rd John Uelses pole vaults record 489 cm

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Feb 3rd US President John F. Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food & drugs

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Feb 4th "Gay Life" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 113 performances
  • Feb 4th Russian newspaper Izvestia reports baseball is an old Russian game
  • Feb 4th US female Figure Skating championship won by Barbara Roles
  • Feb 4th US male Figure Skating championship won by Monty Hoyt
  • Feb 5th French President de Gaulle calls for Algeria's independence
  • Feb 5th Suit to bar Englewood NJ from "racial segregated" schools, filed
  • Feb 5th Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter & Saturn within 16 degrees
  • Feb 6th Schoolman Athletic Field in the Bronx named
  • Feb 7th Gas explosion in Luisanthal coal mine Voelklingen Germany kills 298
  • Feb 7th US President JFK begins blockade of Cuba by banning all Cuban imports and exports.
  • Feb 7th Sam Snead wins LPGA Royal Poinciano Plaza Golf Invitational
  • Feb 8th KACB TV channel 3 in San Angelo, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 8th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 8th In Paris, 8 people killed at a protest against independence for the French colony Algeria
  • Feb 9th Jamaica signs agreement to become independent
  • Feb 9th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 10th Jim Beatty sets American indoor mile record (3:58.9) in LA
  • Feb 10th USSR swaps spy Francis Gary Power to US for Rudolph Abel
  • Feb 11th Beatles record "Please, Please Me"
  • Feb 12th Bus boycott starts in Macon, Georgia

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Feb 14th US 1st lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV

  • Feb 15th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 16th Darius Milhaud's 12th Symphony premieres
  • Feb 17th Beach Boys introduced a new musical style with their hit "Surfin"
  • Feb 17th Storm in Hamburg kills 265
  • Feb 17th Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs St Louis Hawks
  • Feb 18th France & Algerian Muslims negotiate truce to end 7 year war
  • Feb 18th Louise Suggs wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
  • Feb 18th 4th Daytona 500: Fireball Roberts wins (152.529 MPH)
  • Feb 19th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 20th John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7)
  • Feb 21st Minister De Pous confirms natural gas reserves in Groningen, Netherlands
  • Feb 22nd Wilt Chamberlain sets NBA record with 34 free throw attempts

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 878

  • Jan 1st Ravshanbek Aliyev, Kirgiz, cosmonaut
  • Jan 1st Ari Up, German musician (The Slits)
  • Jan 3rd Darren Daulton, US baseball catcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • Jan 3rd Gavin Hastings, WLAF kicker (Scottish Claymores)
  • Jan 3rd Mark Gardner, US baseball player (Florida Marlins)
  • Jan 3rd Francesca Lia Block, American author
  • Jan 4th Joe Kleine, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls)
  • Jan 4th Martin McAloon, rocker (Prefab Sprout-2 Wheels Good)
  • Jan 4th Patrick Cassidy, actor/composer (Fever Pitch, Off the Wall), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 4th Laila Eloui, Egyptian actress
  • Jan 4th Peter Steele, American musician (Type O Negative)
  • Jan 5th Brendon Kuruppu, cricketer (Sri Lankan batsman, 201* debut v NZ 1987)
  • Jan 5th Danny Jackson, US baseball pitcher (Royals/Phillies/Cardinals)
  • Jan 5th Donald John Cowie, yachting Star class (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jan 5th Joel Wyner, actor/director (Lyle Springer-Sirens, Listen, Club)
  • Jan 5th Suzy Amis, American actress
  • Jan 5th Perry Fenwick, English actor
  • Jan 6th Philip Brown, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1984), born in Birmingham, England
  • Jan 6th Sean Landeta, NFL place kicker (NY Giants)

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Jan 6th Michael Houser, Boone North Carolina, American guitarist (Widespread Panic)

Guitarist Michael Houser
Michael Houser
  • Jan 7th Hallie Todd, actress (Check is in the Mail)
  • Jan 7th Jeff Montgomery, Wellston OH, pitcher (KC Royals)
  • Jan 7th Aleksandr Dugin, Russian politician
  • Jan 8th Chris Marion, American musician
  • Jan 9th Phil Lewis, rock vocalist (LA Guns-It's Over Now), born in London, England
  • Jan 10th Jim Lindeman, US baseball outfielder (NY Mets)
  • Jan 10th Michael Fortier, Canadian politician
  • Jan 11th Donn Pall, Evergreen Park IL, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, Fl Marlins)
  • Jan 11th Julie Moran, TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight, Independence Day)
  • Jan 11th Kim Coles, American actress (Synclaire-Living Single), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 11th Susan Lindauer, American peace activist and accused spy
  • Jan 12th Richie Richardson, cricketer (elegant West Indian batsman 1983-95)
  • Jan 12th Joe Quesada, American comic book writer
  • Jan 13th Brett Maxie, NFL safety (Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers)
  • Jan 13th Kevin Mitchell, US baseball outfielder (NY Met, SF Giants, Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jan 14th Patrica Morrison, rocker (Sisters of Mercy-Walk Away, Black Planet)
  • Jan 14th Michael McCaul, American politician
  • Jan 15th Creflo Dollar, American televangelist
  • Jan 15th Conrad Lant, English musician
  • Jan 16th Jan Koster, Dutch drummer (Sleeze Beez-Powertool)
  • Jan 16th Kevin Ross, NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, KC Chiefs)
  • Jan 16th Paul Webb, rocker (TalkTalk)
  • Jan 16th Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian Labor Party politician
  • Jan 16th Maxine Jones, American R&B singer (En Vogue), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jan 17th Jim Carrey, Ontario Canada, actor (Living Color, Dumb & Dumber, Mask)
  • Jan 17th Sebastian Junger, American journalist and author
  • Jan 18th Alison Arngrim, actress (Nellie-Little House of the Prairie)
  • Jan 18th David O'Connor, equestrian 3-day (Olympics-silver-96)
  • Jan 19th Chris Sabo, third baseman (Cincinnati Reds, Baltimore Orioles), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 19th Hans Daams, Dutch cyclist
  • Jan 21st Marie Trintignant, French actress (d. 2003)
  • Jan 21st Tyler Cowen, American economist
  • Jan 22nd Robert Mailhouse, actor (Brian-Days of our Life), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Jan 22nd Choi Min-sik, South Korean actor
  • Jan 22nd Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin of Terengganu, Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia
  • Jan 23rd Elvira Lindo, Spanish writer and journalist
  • Jan 23rd Vasia Panayopoulou, Greek actress
  • Jan 24th Sultan Zarawani, cricketer (United Arab Emirates capt 1996 World Cup)
  • Jan 25th Chris Chelios, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, Team USA), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 26th Roshan Guneratne, cricketer (wicketless in only Test SL v Aust 1983)
  • Jan 26th Tim May, cricketer (Australian off-spinner 1987-95)
  • Jan 26th Tom Keifer, rock guitarist/vocalist (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station)
  • Jan 26th Oscar Ruggeri, Argentine footballer
  • Jan 27th James F Doehring, shot putter (Olympics-silver-1992), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • Jan 27th Michael Collins, clarinetist
  • Jan 27th Roberto Paci Dalò, Italian director and composer
  • Jan 28th Keith Hamilton Cobb, Tarrytown NY, actor (Noah Keefer-All My Children)
  • Jan 28th Michael Cage, NBA forward/center (Cleveland Cavaliers, NJ Nets)
  • Jan 28th Sam Phillips, singer/actress (Die Hard with a Vengeance)
  • Jan 29th Nicholas Turturro, actor (James Martinez-NYPD Blue), born in Queens, New York
  • Jan 30th King Abdullah II of Jordan
  • Jan 30th Mary Kay Letourneau, American convicted statutory rapist
  • Jan 31st Sophie Muller, Music video director
  • Feb 1st José Luis Cuciuffo, Argentinian footballer (d. 2004)
  • Feb 1st Tomoyasu Hotei, Japanese guitarist
  • Feb 2nd Ben Testerman, tennis star, born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Feb 2nd Michael T Weiss, actor (Jarod-Pretender, Days of our Lives), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 2nd Andy Fordham, English darts player
  • Feb 2nd Paul Kilgus, baseball player
  • Feb 3rd Joe Handle, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Feb 4th Clint Black, Long Branch NJ, country vocalist (A Better Man)
  • Feb 4th Dan Plesac, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Feb 4th Vern Fleming, NBA guard (NJ Nets)
  • Feb 4th Alfred Twardecki, Polish historian
  • Feb 4th Michael Riley, Canadian actor
  • Feb 5th Jennifer Jason Leigh [Morrow], American actress (Single White Female, Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 5th Tommy Skeoch, rock guitarist (Tesla-Psychotic Supper)
  • Feb 6th Axl Rose, [William Bailey], Lafayette In, vocalist (Guns & Roses)

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Feb 7th Garth Brooks, country vocalist (No Fences, Double Live), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Feb 7th Alan Sippy, cricketer (dashing Bombay lefty batsman of 1980's)
  • Feb 7th David Bryan, rock keyboardist (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)
  • Feb 7th Eddie Izzard, British actor and comedian
  • Feb 9th Diego Perez, Spain, tennis star
  • Feb 9th Martin D Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
  • Feb 9th Anik Bissonnette, Quebec ballet dancer (Les Grands Ballets Canadiens)
  • Feb 10th Cliff Burton, bass guitarist (Metallica), born in Castro Valley, California (d. 1986)
  • Feb 10th Jean-Marie Banos, Lavelanet France, Canada sabre (Oly-9/10-88, 92, 96)
  • Feb 10th Bobby Czyz, American boxer
  • Feb 11th Scott Kolden, Torrance California, actor (Scott-Me & the Champ)

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Feb 11th Sheryl Crow, American singer-songwriter (All I Want to Do-Grammy 1995), born in Kennett, Missouri

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

May 4th Actor Christopher Plummer (32) weds columnist Patricia Lewis at the Marylebone Registry office in London

  • May 14th Princess Sophia of Greece weds Don Juan Carlos of Spain

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 10th NFL running back Gale Sayers (19) weds his high school sweetheart Linda McNeil

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 17th Actor Jack Nicholson (25) weds Sandra Knight (22) in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 20th Singer Jane Froman (54) weds college friend Rowland Smith

Singer Jane Froman
Jane Froman

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 28th NBA player Lenny Wilkens (24) weds Marilyn Reed

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 17th Actor Jack Lemmon (37) weds actress/model Felicia Farr (29) in Paris, France

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 23rd Musician and member of the Beatles, John Lennon weds Cynthia Powell

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 25th Retired general Colin Powell (25) weds audiologist Alma Johnson (24) at the First Congregational Church in Birmingham, Alabama

US General & Secretary of State Colin Powell
US General & Secretary of State
Colin Powell

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 15th Actress Janet Leigh (35) weds stockbroker Robert Brandt

Actress Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 18th Singer Barry White (18) weds childhood sweetheart Betty Smith

Singer Barry White
Barry White

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 26th Singer Tina Turner (23) weds Ike Turner (31) in Tijuana, Mexico

Singer Tina Turner
Tina Turner

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 28th Artist and peace activist Yoko Ono (30) weds film producer Anthony Cox

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 6th Actor Sean Connery (32) weds actress Diane Cilento on Gibraltar

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 18th Pop singer Little Eva (19) weds James Harris

Pop Singer Little Eva
Pop Singer
Little Eva

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 14th Actress Janet Leigh (35) divorces actor Tony Curtis (37) after after 10 years of marriage

Actress Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 207

  • Jan 1st Diego Martínez Barrio, Spanish president (1939), dies at 76
  • Jan 4th Hans Lammers, German SS officer (b. 1879)
  • Jan 6th Jacob "Jaap" Nanninga, Dutch painter (France, N Africa), dies at 57
  • Jan 9th LeRoy B Shield, US pianist/composer (Union Pacific Suite), dies at 68
  • Jan 12th Ernie Kovacs, comedian (Ernie Kovacs Show), killed in auto crash at 42
  • Jan 12th Richard de Guide, composer, dies at 52
  • Jan 12th Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian writer and feminist (b. 1869)
  • Jan 13th Ernie Kovacs, comedian, dies in a car crash in West LA, at 42
  • Jan 15th Kenneth MacKenna, actor (Men Without Women), dies of cancer at 62
  • Jan 16th Emanuel Stickelberger, Swiss writer (Holbein in England), dies at 77
  • Jan 16th Ivan Meštrović, Croatian sculptor (b. 1883)
  • Jan 16th Frank Hurley, Australian photographer (b. 1885)
  • Jan 17th Gerrit Achterberg, Dutch poet (Dead End), dies at 56
  • Jan 18th Raymond Moulaert, composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 19th Snub Pollard, actor (Limelight, Arizona Days), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jan 20th Robinson Jeffers, poet/playwright (Dear Judas), dies at 75
  • Jan 21st Andre Lhote, French painter/art historian, dies at 76
  • Jan 24th Tom Shirley, actor/TV announcer (They're Off), dies at 62
  • Jan 24th Stanley Lord, captain of the SS Californian the night of the Titanic disaster (b. 1877)

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Jan 26th Charles "Lucky" Luciano, NYC Mafia gangster, dies of a heart attack at 65

  • Jan 26th Fran Lhotka, Czech composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 29th Fritz Kreisler, Austria/US violinist/composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 30th Manuel de Abreu, Brazilian physician (b. 1894)
  • Feb 3rd Werner Bock, writer, dies
  • Feb 5th Jacques Ibert, French composer (Escales), dies at 71
  • Feb 7th Arthur Carr, cricketer (11 Tests for Eng 22-29), dies shovelling snow
  • Feb 7th Clara Nordström, German writer and translator (b. 1886)
  • Feb 10th Willem Paerels, Neth/Belgian painter/graphic artist, dies at 83
  • Feb 15th Vladimir Sokoloff, actor (Road to Morocco, Cloak & Dagger), dies at 72
  • Feb 17th Bruno Walter, symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic), dies at 85
  • Feb 17th Joseph Kearns, actor (George-Dennis the Menace), dies at 55
  • Feb 19th Albert Israel Elkus, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 19th Georgios Papanikolaou, Greek doctor, inventor of the Pap smear (b. 1883)
  • Feb 20th Halliwell Hobbes, dies at 64
  • Feb 25th Wilhelm Pessler, German sociologist, dies at 81
  • Feb 26th Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, composer, dies at 83
  • Feb 27th Willie Best, actor (Charlie-My Little Margie), dies at 45
  • Feb 28th Harold Ogden "Chic" Johnson, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
  • Mar 1st Roscoe Ates, actor (Dep Roscoe-Marshal of Gunsight Pass), dies at 70
  • Mar 2nd Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin, Belgian mathematician (b. 1866)
  • Mar 4th Cairine R Wilson, 1st Canadian female senator (appointed), dies at 77
  • Mar 4th George Mogridge, Major League Baseball pitcher (b. 1889)
  • Mar 5th Anne C Veth, Dutch cartoonist/art critic, dies at 82
  • Mar 5th Otakar Jeremias, composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 6th Rezso Kokai, Hungarian composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 9th Howard Engstrom, Boston, a designer of Univac computer, dies at 59
  • Mar 11th Will Vesper, German author (Tristan und Isolde), dies at 79
  • Mar 15th Sam Wren, actor (Wren's Nest), dies at 64
  • Mar 16th John Owen Jones, composer, dies at 85
  • Mar 17th Frank Orth, actor (Boston Blackie, The Brothers), dies at 82
  • Mar 18th Walter W. Bacon, Governor of Delaware (b. 1880)
  • Mar 20th C Wright Mills, US sociologist (Power Elite), dies at 45

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Mar 20th A. E. Douglass, American astronomer and inventor of dendrochronology (tree-ring dating) dies at 94

Archaeologist and astronomer A. E. Douglass
Archaeologist and astronomer
A. E. Douglass
  • Mar 22nd Aura Abranches, Port actress (Lisboa, O Primo Basilio), dies at 65
  • Mar 23rd Josephus RH van Schaik, lawyer/vice-premier of Neth, dies at 80
  • Mar 23rd Val Paul, producer (F-Man), dies at 73
  • Mar 24th Jean Goldkette, Greek-born musician (b. 1899)
  • Mar 25th Auguste Piccard, Swiss explorer/balloonist, dies at 78
  • Mar 26th Marjorie Colton, inventor of wax paper, dies at 64
  • Mar 26th Augusta Savage, African-American sculptor and equal rights advocate dies at 72
  • Mar 28th Hugo Wast, Argentine writer (b. 1883)
  • Apr 3rd Benny "Kid" Paret, US welterweight boxer, dies after fight, at 24
  • Apr 3rd Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer, dies at 78
  • Apr 4th James Hanratty, executed at Bedford Prison, England, for the murder of Michael Gregsten (b. 1936)
  • Apr 6th J C Heldring, Dutch businessman, dies at 74
  • Apr 9th Juan Belmonte, famed bullfighter, dies at 70
  • Apr 10th Stuart Sutcliffe, bassist (Beatles), dies of brain hemorrhage at 21
  • Apr 10th Michael Curtiz, Hungarian-born director (b. 1886)
  • Apr 12th Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, Indian politician and engineer (b. 1861)
  • Apr 12th Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (b. 1923)
  • Apr 13th Culbert Olson, American politician (b. 1876)
  • Apr 15th Clara Blandick, committed suicide at 80
  • Apr 15th Esther Minciotti, dies at 74
  • Apr 15th Arsenio Lacson, Filipino politician and sportswriter (b. 1911)
  • Apr 17th Louise Fazenda, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 66
  • Apr 20th Arthur Harmat, composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 20th Jesse G Vincent, engineer designed 1st V-12 engine, dies at 82
  • Apr 21st Frederick Handley Page, designer of 1st big airplane (40 seats), dies
  • Apr 22nd Solomon Pimsleur, composer, dies at 61
  • Apr 22nd Vera Reynolds, actress (Dragnet Patrol, Lawless Woman), dies at 62
  • Apr 27th A. K. Fazlul Huq, Bengali statesman (b. 1873)
  • May 5th Ernest Tyldesley, cricketer (990 runs in 14 Tests for England), dies
  • May 7th Jimmy Conlin, dies at 77
  • May 11th Hans Luther, politician and German Chancellor (1925-6), dies at 83
  • May 12th Dick Calkins, co-author (Buck Rogers), dies at 67
  • May 13th Frank Jenks, actor (Colonel Flack), dies of cancer at 60
  • May 13th Franz Jozef Kline, US expressionist painter, dies at 51
  • May 13th H Trendley Dean, doctor (introduced fluoridation into water)
  • May 14th Florence Auer, American actress (b. 1880)
  • May 19th Gabriele Münter, German expressionist painter
  • May 31st Adolf Eichmann, Nazi war criminal, hanged at Ramie Prison in Israel at 56
  • May 31st Eduardo Toldra, composer, dies at 67
  • May 31st Henry Fountain Ashurst, American politician (b. 1874)
  • Jun 2nd Franc S Finzgar, Slovic writer (Service Girls), dies
  • Jun 2nd Vita Sackville-West, English writer and gardener (Sissinghurst), dies at 70
  • Jun 4th William Beebe, US biologist/explorer, dies at 84
  • Jun 4th Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (b. 1882)
  • Jun 6th Guinn Williams, actor (Big Boy-Circus Boy), dies of poisoning at 63
  • Jun 6th Yves Klein, French sculptor/painter, dies at 34
  • Jun 9th Henry Kendall, actor (Shadow, Romance & Riches), dies at 65