What Happened in 1962 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 768

  • Feb 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 24 "New Faces of '62" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 28 performances
  • Feb 24 "Sail Away" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 167 performances
  • Feb 24 General mobilization in Indonesia over New-Guinea
  • Feb 24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 25 India Congress Party wins elections
  • Feb 25 Mike O'Hara completes record 97th marathon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 25 Robert F. Kennedy visits Netherlands

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 25 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA Philadelphia Warriors scores 67 points vs NY Knicks for the second year in a row

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Feb 26 Arthur Kopit's "Oh, Dad, Poor Dad . . ." premieres in NYC
  • Feb 26 US Supreme court disallows race separation on public transportation
  • Feb 27 South-Vietnam pres Ngo Dinh Diem's palace bombed, 1st US killed
  • Feb 28 WMGM-AM in New York City changes call letters to WHN
  • Mar 1 American Airlines 707 plunges nose 1st into Jamaica Bay NY killing 95
  • Mar 1 Kresge Corporation openes the first Kmart store in Garden City, Michigan
  • Mar 1 US/British nuclear test experiment in Nevada

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 2 JFK announces US will resume above ground nuclear testing

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Mar 2 Wilt Chamberlain scores incredible 100 points in an NBA game
  • Mar 2 In Burma, the army led by General Ne Win seizes power in a coup.
  • Mar 3 British Antarctic Territory forms
  • Mar 3 9th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Wake Forest beats Clemson, 77-66
  • Mar 4 AEC announces 1st atomic power plant in Antarctica in operation
  • Mar 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 5 19th Golden Globes: The Guns of Navarone, Maximilian Schell, & Geraldine Page win
  • Mar 6 St Louis vote to build a new downtown stadium for the Cardinals
  • Mar 6 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 6 US promise Thailand assistance against communist aggression
  • Mar 7 Beatles made their broadcasting debut on BBC radio
  • Mar 7 Launch of OSO 1, 1st astronomy satellite (solar flare data)
  • Mar 8 Beatles, with Pete Best, TV debut (perform "Dream Baby" on BBC)
  • Mar 8 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 9 Egyptian Pres Nasser declares Gaza belongs to Palestinians
  • Mar 9 US advisors in South-Vietnam join the fight
  • Mar 10 Due to its no black policy, Phillies leave Jack Tar Harrison Hotel & move to Rocky Point Motel, 20 miles outside Clearwater, Florida
  • Mar 12 Dutch Premier De Quay announces secret talks with Indonesia
  • Mar 13 Yugoslavia grants 1,000 prisoners amnesty
  • Mar 14 Disarmament conference opens in Geneva without France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 14 Gordie Howe (Det Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals

Ice Hockey Legend Gordie Howe
Ice Hockey Legend
Gordie Howe
  • Mar 15 Richard Rodger's musical "No Strings" opens at 84th St Theater NYC for 580 performances
  • Mar 15 Five research groups announce the discovery of anti-matter
  • Mar 15 Donald Jackson of Canada is 1st to land a triple lutz ice skate jump
  • Mar 15 KATU TV channel 2 in Portland, OR (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Mar 15 Wilt Chamberlain is 1st to score 4,000 pts in an NBA season
  • Mar 16 1st launching of Titan 2-rocket
  • Mar 16 US Super-Constellation disappears above Pacific Ocean, kills 167
  • Mar 18 Algerian War ends after 7½ yrs (250,000 die), Ben Bella flees
  • Mar 18 Dmitri Shostakovitch becomes member of Supreme Soviet of USSR
  • Mar 18 7th Eurovision Song Contest: Isabelle Aubret for France wins singing "Un premier amour" in Luxembourg
  • Mar 19 "All American" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • Mar 19 Archbishop Suenens of Mechelen-Brussels appointed cardinal
  • Mar 20 Sjoukje Dijkstra becomes world champion figure skater
  • Mar 21 A bear becomes the 1st creature to be ejected at supersonic speeds
  • Mar 21 Bekkers of Bosch makes TV speech in Neth for birth control
  • Mar 21 Dutch RC bishop Beckers declares himself in favor of birth control
  • Mar 21 Philadelphia retires pitcher Robin Roberts' # 36
  • Mar 22 "I Can Get It For You Wholesale" opens at Shubert NYC for 300 performances
  • Mar 23 JFK visits San Francisco
  • Mar 23 Nawab of Pataudi captains India cricket v WI age 21 years 77 days
  • Mar 23 Wake Forest coach "Bones" McKinney becomes 2nd person to play & coach
  • Mar 23 William DeWitt buys Cincinnati Reds for $4,625,000
  • Mar 24 24th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cin beats Ohio State 71-59
  • Mar 24 Benny Paret knocked out in a welterweight title; he dies 10 days later

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 24 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue & Blue Boys

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger
  • Mar 25 "Family Affair" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • Mar 25 French OAS-leader ex-general Jouhaud arrested
  • Mar 26 US Supreme Court backs 1-man-1-vote apportionment of seats in state legistature
  • Mar 27 Ann Jellicoe's "Knack" premieres in London
  • Mar 27 Archbishop Rummel ends race segregation in New Orlean Catholic school

Sports record brokenNHL Record

Mar 27 Jacques Plante ties record winning 6th NHL Vezina trophy

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante
  • Mar 28 Devastating 8 for 6 spell by Gibbs gives WI cricket victory over India
  • Mar 28 Military coup in Syria, President Nazim al-Kudsi flees
  • Mar 29 Argentine Pres Frondizi flees from the army
  • Mar 29 Jack Paar's final appearance on the "Tonight Show"
  • Mar 31 116th Grand National: Fred Winter aboard Kilmore wins
  • Apr 2 The first official Panda crossing is opened outside Waterloo station, London.
  • Apr 3 Jockey Eddie Arcaro retires after 31 years (24,092 races)
  • Apr 3 Lt General Marshall S Carter, USA, becomes deputy director of CIA
  • Apr 5 Herb Gardner's "Thousand Clowns" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 5 Mgr J Daems appointed bishop of Antwerp

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 5 NASA civilian pilot Neil Armstrong takes X-15 to 54,600 m

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • Apr 5 St Bernard Tunnel finished-Swiss/Italians workers shake hands
  • Apr 7 Umrigar slams 172* v WI at Port-of-Spain in 248 minutes
  • Apr 7 Yugoslav ex-president Milovan Djilas returns to jail
  • Apr 8 Accords of Evian (Algeria) accepted by referendum in France

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 9 26th Masters Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer wins, shooting a 280

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 9 34th Academy Awards: "West Side Story", Sophia Loren & Maximillian Schell win

Actress Sophia Loren
Actress
Sophia Loren
  • Apr 9 JFK throws out 1st ball at Washington's new DC Stadium
  • Apr 10 1st baseball game at LA's Dodger Stadium, they lose 6-3 to Reds
  • Apr 10 1st major league game in Houston, Colt .45s beat Chicago Cubs, 11-2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 10 NY Yankee Mickey Mantle hits his 375th HR

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Apr 11 New York Mets make a losing debut
  • Apr 12 San Mateo County withdraws from BART district (SF Bay area)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 13 Stan Musial scores his 1,869th run, a new NL record

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Apr 13 US steel industry forced to give up price increases
  • Apr 14 Demonstration for sovereign status of New-Guinea in Amsterdam

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 14 Georges Pompidou becomes Prime Minister of France after the resignation of Michel Debré

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Apr 15 US national debt above $300,000,000,000
  • Apr 16 Brazil nationalizes US businesses

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 16 Walter Cronkite begins anchoring CBS Evening News

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • Apr 18 16th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 878

  • Feb 11 Tammy Baldwin, American politician
  • Feb 11 Eric Vanderaerden, Belgian cyclist
  • Feb 12 Jimmy Kirkwood, Irish-born field hockey player
  • Feb 13 Jackie Silva, Rio de Janeiro Brazil, volleyballer (Pan Am-Bronze)
  • Feb 13 Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, American politician
  • Feb 14 Kevyn Aucoin, American cosmetologist (d. 2002)
  • Feb 14 Michael Higgs, English actor
  • Feb 14 Sakina Jaffrey, Indian actress
  • Feb 15 [Babette] Renee Props, Oklahoma, actress (Elly Snyder-As the World Turns)
  • Feb 16 Alexa Kenin, actress (Mousie-Coed Fever), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 16 Tony Kiley, rocker (Blow Monkeys-Wicked Ways)
  • Feb 16 John Balance, English musician (Coil, Psychic TV) (d. 2004)
  • Feb 17 David McComb, Australia, vocalist/songwriter (Triffids)
  • Feb 17 Hennie Meijer, soccer player (Cambuur L, FC Heerenveen)
  • Feb 17 Lou Diamond Phillips, Philippines, actor (La Bamba, Stand & Deliver)
  • Feb 17 Tony Blain, cricketer (NZ Test wicket-keeper)
  • Feb 17 Samuel Bayer, American music video director
  • Feb 18 Gary Reasons, NFL linebacker (NY Giants)
  • Feb 18 Julie Strain, Concord California, actress (Witchcraft IV)
  • Feb 18 Simon Fletcher, NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos)
  • Feb 19 Alvaro Espinoza, Venezuela, baseball shortstop (NY Yanks, NY Mets)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 19 Hana Mandlikova, Prague Czechoslovakia, tennis player (1985 US Open)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
  • Feb 19 John Laroche, American orchid poacher
  • Feb 20 Adam Schreiber, NFL center/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Giants)
  • Feb 20 Joel Ellis, American rocker (Heavy Bones)
  • Feb 20 Ria Coyne, Scranton Penn, comedienne (Betsy-Batman Forever)
  • Feb 20 Kenn Nesbitt, American children's author
  • Feb 21 Vanessa Feltz, British television presenter
  • Feb 21 Chuck Palahniuk, American writer
  • Feb 21 David Foster Wallace, American writer
  • Feb 22 Lenda Murray, body builder (4X Ms Olympia), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 22 Lisa Jacquin, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 22 Michael Wilton, singer
  • Feb 22 Les Wallace, Scottish darts player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 22 Steve Irwin, Australian naturalist and TV personality (The Crocodile Hunter), born in Melbourne, Victoria

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin
  • Feb 23 Melinda Mays, playmate (Feb, 1983), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Feb 23 Michael Wilton, rock guitarist (Queensrijche-Warning)
  • Feb 24 Michelle Shocked, singer/musician
  • Feb 24 Outi Mäenpää, Finnish actress
  • Feb 25 Birgit Fischer, German DR, 500m kayaker (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • Feb 25 Cammy Ciarelli, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-2nd-1995), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Feb 25 Foster Emerson Sylvers, rocker
  • Feb 26 Sheila Cornell, Encino Fla, softball infielder (Olympics-gold-96)
  • Feb 27 Adam Baldwin, actor (Full Metal Jacket, My Bodyguard)
  • Feb 27 Grant Show, actor (Jack Hanson-Melrose Place), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Feb 27 Kory Tarpenning, Portland Oregon, pole vaulter
  • Feb 27 Veronica Ribot-Canales, Buenos Aires Argentina, US diver (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 28 Angela Bailey, England, Canadian 4X100m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • Feb 28 Chunli Li, table tennis player (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Feb 28 Rae Dawn Chong, actress (Quest for Fire), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Feb 28 Steve Tsujiura, hockey forward (Team Japan 1998)
  • Mar 1 Bill Leen, rocker (Gin Blossoms)
  • Mar 1 Mark Gardner, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 2 Al Del Greco, NFL kicker (Houston/Tennessee Oilers)
  • Mar 2 Jon Bon Jovi, Sayreville NJ, rocker (Bon Jovi-Give Love a Bad Name)
  • Mar 2 Philip Jonas, Johannesburg SA, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Payless-2nd)
  • Mar 2 Terry Steinbach, New Ulm MN, catcher (Oakland A's)
  • Mar 2 Morioka Hiroyuki, Japanese writer
  • Mar 2 Michael Salinger, American poet
  • Mar 2 Raimo Summanen, Finnish ice hockey player and coach
  • Mar 3 Herschel Walker, WFL/NFL running back (NJ Generals, Dallas Cowboys)
  • Mar 3 Jackie Joyner-Kersee, E St Louis IL, heptathele (Olympic-gold-88, 92)
  • Mar 3 Glen E. Friedman, American photographer and artist
  • Mar 4 Brant Ian Woodward, Hurstville NZ, trap shooter (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 4 Greg Kragen, NFL nose tackle (GB Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Mar 4 Simon Bisley, British comic book artist
  • Mar 4 Lolo Ferrari, French actress (d. 2000)
  • Mar 4 David Sparrow, English actor
  • Mar 5 Elise Burgin, tennis star, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Mar 5 Robert L Curbeam Jr, astronaut (STS 85, sk: 99), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Mar 5 Jonathan Penner, American reality show contestant
  • Mar 5 Charlie and Craig Reid, Scottish musicians (The Proclaimers)
  • Mar 6 Alison Nicholas, Gibraltar, LPGA golfer (1995 LPGA Corning Classic)
  • Mar 6 Valerie French, American animatronics art director
  • Mar 7 Taylor Dayne, [Leslie Wunderman], NY, vocalist (I'll Always Love You)
  • Mar 7 Peter Manley, English Darts Player
  • Mar 8 Shaun Gayle, NFL strong safety (San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 8 William Fuller, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • Mar 9 Brian Green, actor (Sam Fowler-Another World), born in Columbus, Indiana
  • Mar 9 Jan Furtok, Polish footballer
  • Mar 10 Andre Waters, NFL safety (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Mar 10 Gary Clark, rocker (Danny Wilson-Mary's Prayer)
  • Mar 10 Seiko Matsuda, Japanese pop singer
  • Mar 11 Jeffrey Nordling, American actor
  • Mar 11 Peter Berg, American film actor, director and producer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 12 Darryl Strawberry, baseball right fielder (Mets, Dodgers, Yankees), born in Los Angeles, California

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Mar 12 Gunde Svan, Swedish long jumper (Olympics-gold-1984, 88)
  • Mar 13 Liane Tooth, Australian field hockey forward (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 14 [Anthony] Kirby Puckett, MLB centerfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Chicago, Illinois

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • Mar 15 Igor Aleinikov, filmmaker
  • Mar 15 Jimmy Baio, Bkln, actor (Billy Tate-Soap, Brass, Playing for Keeps)
  • Mar 15 Steve Coy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)
  • Mar 15 Terrence Trent D'Arby, rock vocalist (Wishing Well), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 16 Marcel Brands, soccer player (RKC)
  • Mar 17 Clare Grogan, rocker (Altered Images-Happy Birthday)
  • Mar 17 Janet Patricia Gardner, Juneau Alaska, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up)
  • Mar 17 Patrick Thomas Burke, Hollywood FL, PGA golfer (1992 BellSouth-6th)
  • Mar 17 Roxy Dora Petrucci, Rochester Minn, rock drummer (Vixen-Rev It Up)
  • Mar 17 Ank Bijleveld-Schouten, Dutch politician
  • Mar 18 Trevor Franklin, cricketer (opened for NZ mid-80's)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 207

  • Jun 12 John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Epic March), dies at 82
  • Jun 13 Eugene Goossens, British composer (Perseus), dies at 69
  • Jun 14 Anna Sleasers, first Boston Strangler victim
  • Jun 14 Mykhaylo Verikivsky, composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 15 Alfred Cortot, French pianist, dies at 84
  • Jun 18 Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor/composer (Bruckner), dies at 82
  • Jun 19 Frank Borzage, US, director (7th Heaven, Strange Cargo), dies at 69
  • Jun 24 Lucile Watson, actress (Great Lie, Model Wife, Florian), dies at 83
  • Jun 25 Ephraim Lisitsky, Hebrew poet, dies
  • Jun 27 Paul Viiding, Estonian poet (b. 1904)
  • Jun 28 Mickey Cochrane, baseball hall of fame catcher, dies at 59
  • Jun 30 Caspar Neher, German set designer/librettist, dies at 65
  • Jul 4 Rex Bell, actor/lt-gov (Nevada), dies of heart attack at 56

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 6 William Faulkner, US author (Nobel 1949), dies at 64

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner
  • Jul 6 Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Austrian field marshal (b. 1872)
  • Jul 6 Georg, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1899)
  • Jul 8 Georges Bataille, French writer and philosopher (b. 1897)
  • Jul 9 Louis A van Gasteren, Dutch actor (Willem van Oranje), dies at 74
  • Jul 12 Roger Wolfe Kahn, American band leader (b. 1907)
  • Jul 16 Jan M Romein, historian (Breaking of Two Ages), dies
  • Jul 20 Andre Renard, Belgium worker's union leader (MSU), dies at 51
  • Jul 20 George MacAulay Trevelyan, English royal historian, dies at 86
  • Jul 24 Victor Moore, comedian, dies of heart attack at 86
  • Jul 25 Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian jurist and Chief Justice (b. 1879)
  • Jul 27 Edward Godfrey Richard Aldington, novelist/biographer, dies
  • Jul 27 Richard Adlington, writer, dies at 70
  • Jul 27 James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (b. 1895)
  • Jul 27 Conrad Elvehjem, American biochemist and nutrition scientist (discovered niacin), dies at 61
  • Jul 30 Myron McCormick, actor (China Girl, Jigsaw), dies of cancer at 54
  • Aug 1 Leon Kruczkowski, Polish author (Niemcy), dies at 62

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 5 Marilyn Monroe, found dead of apparent self-inflicted drug overdose at 36

  • Aug 7 Morris Louis, US painter (post painterly abstraction), dies at 49

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 9 Hermann Hesse, German/Swiss poet/author (Nobel 1946), dies at 85

Nobel Laureate Novelist Hermann Hesse
Nobel Laureate Novelist
Hermann Hesse
  • Aug 10 Ted Husing, sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 60
  • Aug 15 Lei Feng, Chinese revolutionary (b. 1940)
  • Aug 17 Peter Fechter trying to cross the Berlin Wall (b. 1944)
  • Aug 18 Cleo Ridgely, silent screen actress (I Remember Mama), dies at 68
  • Aug 19 Kerstin Hesselgren, 1st woman in Swedish parliament, dies at 90
  • Aug 23 Hoot Gibson, silent screen cowboy actor (Last Outlaw), dies at 70
  • Aug 23 Irving Fine, composer (Toccata), dies at 47
  • Aug 23 Walter Anderson, German folklorist (b. 1885)
  • Aug 24 Henry George Ley, composer, dies at 74
  • Aug 27 Carlos Lavin, composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 2 William Wilkerson, Founder of the Hollywood Reporter, The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas and nightclubs such as Ciro's (b. 1890)
  • Sep 3 Anton Mauve, Dutch painter, dies at 63
  • Sep 3 E. E. Cummings, American poet (Tulips & Chimneys), dies at 67
  • Sep 4 William Clothier, American tennis player (US Open-1906) and 1st president of tennis hall of fame, dies at 80
  • Sep 6 Hanns Eisler, composer (N Vietnam/E German National Anthem), dies at 64
  • Sep 6 Seiichiro Kashio, Japanese tennis player (b. 1892)
  • Sep 7 Karen Blixen-Finecke, Danish baroness/writer (Isak Dinesen - Out of Africa), dies at 77
  • Sep 7 Eiji Yoshikawa, Japanese novelist (b. 1892)
  • Sep 7 Isak Dinesen, Danish author (b. 1885)
  • Sep 8 Hermann Standiger, German chemist (Nobel 1953), dies at 84
  • Sep 9 Pat Rooney, vaudevillian (Night club), dies at 82
  • Sep 14 Marcel Delannoy, composer, dies at 64
  • Sep 16 Saif al-Islam Achmad, monarch of Yemen, dies at about 71
  • Sep 18 Therese Neumann, German stigma, dies at 64
  • Sep 19 Nikolai Pogodin, Soviet playwright, dies at 61
  • Sep 27 Francisco Brochado da Rocha, PM of Brazil (1962), dies at 52
  • Sep 29 Patrick Corry, developed self-rotating rock drill, dies in the Bronx
  • Oct 2 Frank Lovejoy, actor (Man Against Crime, Meet McGraw), dies at 48
  • Oct 2 Boris Y. Bukreev, Russian mathematician (b. 1859)
  • Oct 4 E H Hendren, cricketer (57,611 1st-class runs, 3rd-best ever), dies
  • Oct 4 John Lowry, Mount Vernon NY, NYC builder, dies at 79
  • Oct 6 Tod Browning, American film director (b. 1880)
  • Oct 7 Mauritius Dekker, [Boris Robazki], writer (Boots in Jail), dies at 66
  • Oct 8 Solomon Linda, South African singer and composer
  • Oct 9 Lulu McConnell, comediene (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 80
  • Oct 11 Erich Tschermak von Seysenegg, Austrian Botanist who was one of three scientists to independently rediscovered Gregor Mendel's work on the laws of genetics, dies at 90
  • Oct 16 Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (Water & Dreams), dies at 78
  • Oct 17 Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter (b. 1882)
  • Oct 26 Louise Beavers, actress (Beulah-Beulah), dies at 64
  • Oct 27 Enrico Mattei, Italian oil magnate, dies at 58
  • Oct 27 Fatso Marco, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 56
  • Oct 27 Rudolph Anderson, U-2 pilot, shot down over Cuba
  • Oct 28 Pierre Froidebise, composer, dies at 48
  • Oct 29 Naphtali Siegfried Salomon, composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 1 Winter Haynes Watts, composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 1 Ricardo Rodríguez, Mexican racing driver (b. 1942)
  • Nov 2 Felice Lattuada, composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 3 Harlow H Curtice, President of General Motors (1953-8), dies at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 7 Eleanor Roosevelt, 1st Lady (1933-1945), dies at 78 in NYC

US First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
US First Lady
Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Nov 11 Joseph Allen Jr, actor (All Women Have Secrets), dies at 44
  • Nov 11 René Coty, President of France , dies at 80
  • Nov 12 Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach, composer, dies at 68
  • Nov 12 Sid Tomack, actor (Gillis-Life of Riley, My Friend Irma), dies at 55
  • Nov 14 Manuel Galvez, Argentina writer/poet (Hombres & Soledad), dies at 80
  • Nov 17 Arthur Vining Davis, CEO (Alcoa-1910-57), dies at 95 in Miami
  • Nov 18 Luc Haesaerts, Flemish art critic (Flandre), dies at 63

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 18 Niels Bohr, Danish physicist (atom, Nobel 1922), dies at 77

Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Niels Bohr
Nobel Prize Winning Physicist
Niels Bohr
  • Nov 20 Jasper McLevy, socialist mayor of Bridgeport Ct, dies
  • Nov 23 Gloria Gordon, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 81
  • Nov 23 Herman J Friedericy, Dutch author (Last General), dies at 62
  • Nov 24 James J Kilroy, tank inspector (Kilroy was here), dies at 60
  • Nov 26 Albert P Sarraut, Indo-China premier (1933, 36), dies at 90
  • Nov 28 Wilhelmina HPM, queen of the Netherlands (1898-1948), dies at 82
  • Nov 29 Rav Aaron Kotler, Orthodox Talmudic scholar, dies in Lakewood NJ
  • Dec 7 Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (Wagner), dies at 67
  • Dec 12 Sid Saylor, actor (Wally-Waterfront), dies at 67
  • Dec 13 Harry Barris, American popular singer (b. 1905)