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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 770

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
Jan 3rd - Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro
Jan 4th - 1st automated (unmanned) subway train in New York City
Jan 5th - Tony Sheridan & Beatles produce "My Bonnie" & "The Saints"
Jan 7th - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 47-27
Jan 7th - Assassination attempt fails on Indonesian president Sukarno
Jan 7th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Hall Wheelock
1st President of Indonesia Sukarno1st President of Indonesia Sukarno Jan 8th - Dutch express train crashes into slow commuter train, 93 die (Neth)
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 - 4,000 die in avalanche, Ranrahirca, Peru
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 13th - "Do Re Mi" closes at St James Theater NYC after 400 performances
Jan 13th - Wilt Chamberlain of Warriors scores then NBA-record 73 pts vs Chicago
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)
Tennis Player Rod LaverTennis Player Rod Laver Jan 15th - 50th Men's Australian Championships: Rod Laver beats Roy Emerson (8-6, 0-6, 6-4, 6-4)
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
Jan 17th - NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 40,690m
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
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright Jan 21st - Snow falls in San Francisco
Jan 22nd - The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership.
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
Jan 24th - Jackie Robinson is 1st African American elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame. Bob Feller is also elected.
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
Jan 26th - Canadian Marine Service renamed Coast Guard
Baseball Player Jackie RobinsonBaseball Player Jackie Robinson 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 26th - "Twist" is impure & bans it from all Catholic schools
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
Feb 3rd - President Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food & drugs
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 - President Kennedy begins blockade of Cuba by banning all Cuban imports and exports.
Golfer Sam SneadGolfer Sam Snead 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
Feb 14th - US 1st lady Jacqueline Kennedy conducts White House tour on TV
Feb 15th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy OnassisUS First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 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 Phila Warriors scores 67 points vs St Louis
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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 882

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 - Ulrike Lang, writer
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, Auckland NZ, yachting Star class (Olympics-96)
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)
Guitarist Michael HouserGuitarist Michael Houser (Jan 6th) Jan 6th - Michael Houser, Boone North Carolina, American guitarist (Widespread Panic)
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, Cin 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, Paterson, New Jersey, American R&B singer (En Vogue)
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, New Haven Ct, actor (Brian-Days of our Life)
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, clarinettist
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, Knoxville Tenn, tennis star
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)
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth BrooksCountry Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks (Feb 7th) Feb 7th - Garth Brooks, country vocalist (No Fences, Double Live), born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
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, rocker (Metallica)
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)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 15 of 15

Actor Christopher PlummerActor Christopher Plummer (May 4th) 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
Jun 10th - NFL running back Gale Sayers (19) weds his high school sweetheart Linda McNeil
Jun 17th - Actor Jack Nicholson (25) weds Sandra Knight (22) in Los Angeles
Jun 20th - Singer Jane Froman (54) weds college friend Rowland Smith
Jul 28th - NBA player Lenny Wilkens (24) weds Marilyn Reed
Aug 17th - Actor Jack Lemmon (37) weds actress/model Felicia Farr (29) in Paris, France
Aug 23rd - Musician and member of the Beatles, John Lennon weds Cynthia Powell
Aug 25th - Retired general Colin Powell (25) weds audiologist Alma Johnson (24) at the First Congregational Church in Birmingham, Alabama
Sep 15th - Actress Janet Leigh (35) weds stockbroker Robert Brandt
Singer Barry WhiteSinger Barry White (Nov 18th) Nov 18th - Singer Barry White (18) weds childhood sweetheart Betty Smith
Nov 26th - Singer Tina Turner (23) weds Ike Turner (31) in Tijuana, Mexico
Nov 28th - Artist and peace activist Yoko Ono (30) weds film producer Anthony Cox
Dec 6th - Actor Sean Connery (32) weds actress Diane Cilento on Gibraltar
Dec 18th - Pop singer Little Eva (19) weds James Harris

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

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

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)
NYC Gangster Charles NYC Gangster Charles "Lucky" Luciano (Jan 26th) Jan 26th - Charles "Lucky" Luciano, NYC Mafia gangster, dies of a heart attack at 65
Jan 26th - Fran Lhotka, 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, 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
Mar 20th - Andrew Ellicott Douglass, American inventor of dendrochronology (tree-ring dating) dies at 94
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

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