What Happened in 1963

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 622

  • Jan 1 G Woods succeeds Eugene Black as president of the World Bank
  • Jan 1 WTEV (now WLNE) TV channel 6 in Providence RI begins broadcasting
  • Jan 1 49th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #2 Wisconsin, 42-37
  • Jan 1 29th Sugar Bowl: #3 Mississippi beats #6 Arkansas, 17-13
  • Jan 1 29th Orange Bowl: #5 Alabama beats #8 Oklahoma, 17-0
  • Jan 3 WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 4 Soviet Luna (4) reaches Earth orbit but fails to reach Moon
  • Jan 5 "Camelot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 873 performances
  • Jan 5 "Carnival!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 719 performances
  • Jan 5 San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game
  • Jan 6 "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC
  • Jan 6 "Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances
  • Jan 7 1st class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 7 The rift between Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell and head coach Paul Brown reaches a boiling point, and Brown is fired

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • Jan 8 "Mona Lisa", on loan, unveiled in America's National Gallery of Art
  • Jan 8 Dmitri Shostakovitch' Katharina Ismailova premieres in Riga

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 9 Mao Zedong writes his poem "Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo"

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • Jan 11 1st discotheque opens, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA
  • Jan 11 Beatles release "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
  • Jan 12 "Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1
  • Jan 12 Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia v England
  • Jan 13 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14
  • Jan 13 NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 14 George Wallace sworn in as Governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Jan 14 "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Path is published by Heinemann in the UK, the author commits suicide a month later

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Jan 16 Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 16 Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" premieres

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
  • Jan 16 13th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 115-108 at Los Angeles
  • Jan 17 Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 17 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs LA

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Jan 18 Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59)

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Jan 18 Al Davis becomes the head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • Jan 19 51st Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill (6-2, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 19 51st Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Ken Fletcher (6-3, 6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • Jan 22 Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Jan 22 The Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany was signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Jan 24 Buddy Rogers & Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ & Thesz becomes NWA champion
  • Jan 26 "Milk & Honey" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 543 performances
  • Jan 26 Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone
  • Jan 27 Jevgeni Grishin skates world record 500m in 39.6 sec
  • Jan 27 Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 28 -34°F (-37°C), Cynthiana, Kentucky (state record)

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 29 Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football Hall of Fame

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer George Halas
American Football Player, Coach, Owner, and Pioneer
George Halas
NFL halfback Red Grange
NFL halfback
Red Grange

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jan 31 Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" & "Ruby Baby"

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • Feb 1 Nyasaland (now Malawi) becomes self-governing under Hastings Banda
  • Feb 2 Helen Shapiro begins tour (Beatles are part of undercard)
  • Feb 3 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
  • Feb 5 Maarten Schmidt discovers enormous red shifts in quasars
  • Feb 5 Soviet lunar probe failure
  • Feb 8 1st transmission of Clandestine Voice of Iraqi People (Communist)
  • Feb 8 AFL's Dallas Texans become KC Chiefs
  • Feb 8 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 9 1st flight of Boeing 727 jet
  • Feb 9 7th largest snowfall in NYC history (42.4 cm, 16.7")
  • Feb 10 Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open
  • Feb 10 US female Figure Skating championship won by Lorraine Hanlon
  • Feb 10 US male Figure Skating championship won by Thomas Litz
  • Feb 11 Beatles tape 10 tracks for their 1st album
  • Feb 11 CIA Domestic Operations Division created (pretty scary!)
  • Feb 11 Julia Child's show The French Chef premieres.
  • Feb 12 Argentina asks extraditon of ex-president Peron
  • Feb 14 US launches communications satellite Syncom 1

Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 14 "81/2" a film directed by Federico Fellini premieres in Italy, starring Marcello Mastroianni.

Film director, Scriptwriter Federico Fellini
Film director, Scriptwriter
Federico Fellini
  • Feb 15 1st US female world figure skating champ (Tenley Albright)
  • Feb 15 Ken Lynch records "Misery," 1st Lennon-McCartney song by someone else
  • Feb 16 1st round-trip swim of Strait of Messina, Italy (Mary Revell of US)
  • Feb 16 Beatles top British rock charts with "Please, Please Me"
  • Feb 16 C & A Building in Amsterdam burns down

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Feb 16 North Carolina forward Billy Cunningham grabs a record 27 rebounds in a game vs Clemson

NBA Forward and Coach Billy Cunningham
NBA Forward and Coach
Billy Cunningham
  • Feb 17 Toru Terasawa runs world record marathon (2:15:15.8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 19 Robert Frost wins Bollingen Prize

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 19 USSR informs JFK it is withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Feb 20 End of the Test Cricket careers of Neil Harvey & Alan Davidson

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Feb 20 Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Feb 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 22 Beatles begin their own music publishing company (Northern Songs)
  • Feb 24 5th Daytona 500: Tiny Lund wins (151.566 MPH)
  • Feb 25 Beatles release their 1st single in US "Please Please Me"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 27 Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Mar 1 200,000 French mine workers strike
  • Mar 2 10th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Duke beats Wake Forest, 68-57
  • Mar 3 Senegal adopts a new constitution
  • Mar 5 Beatles record "From Me to You" & "Thank You Girl"

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 5 20th Golden Globes: Lawrence of Arabia, Gregory Peck, & Geraldine Page win

Soldier and Writer T. E. Lawrence
Soldier and Writer
T. E. Lawrence
Actor Gregory Peck
Gregory Peck
  • Mar 8 Syrian Arab Rep Revolution Day - Military coup in Syria
  • Mar 9 Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe & Chris Montez

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 10 Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 12 Beatles perform as a trio, John Lennon is ill with a cold

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Mar 13 2 Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska
  • Mar 13 Hindemith & Wilder's opera "Long Christmas Dinner" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 13 Indonesia & Netherlands recover diplomatic relations
  • Mar 14 SF Guy Rogers ties NBA record with 28 assists
  • Mar 15 WFAN TV channel 14 in Washington, D.C. (IND) begins broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 17 Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game

NBA Point Guard Bob Cousy
NBA Point Guard
Bob Cousy
  • Mar 17 Elizabeth Ann Seton of NY beatified (canonized in 1975)
  • Mar 17 Eruptions of Mount Agung Bali, kills 1,900 Balinese
  • Mar 18 "Tovarich" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 264 performances
  • Mar 18 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker, Algeria

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 926

  • Jan 1 Glenn Trimble, cricketer (son of Sam Two ODI's for Australia 1986)
  • Jan 1 Lance Smith, NFL guard (NY Giants)
  • Jan 1 Lina Kačiušytė, Lithuanian swimmer
  • Jan 2 David Cone, baseball pitcher (NY Mets/Tor Blue Jays/NY Yankees), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Jan 2 Edgar Martinez, baseball 1st baseman (Seattle Mariners), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 3 Aamer Malik, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 13 Tests 1987-90)
  • Jan 3 Ashley Chinner, Cape Town South Africa, golfer (1992 CGIA Canadian Tour)
  • Jan 3 Jim Everett, NFL quarterback (LA Raiders, NO Saints, San Diego Chargers)
  • Jan 3 Vic Grimes, American professional wrestler
  • Jan 3 Jerome Young, American professional wrestler
  • Jan 3 Alex Wheatle MBE, black British novelist
  • Jan 4 Dave Foley, actor and comedian (Kids In The Hall, Dave Nelson on NewsRadio)
  • Jan 4 Linda Muri, Killingly Conn, rower (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 4 Till Lindemann, German singer (Rammstein)
  • Jan 5 Jeff Fassero, Springfield IL, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • Jan 5 Rick Ambrose, singer (Jewel)
  • Jan 6 Norm Charlton, Fort Polk LA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
  • Jan 6 Paul Brindley, English pop bassist (Sundays, Can't Be Sure)
  • Jan 6 Philippe Perrin, Meknes Morocco, Lt Col FAF/astronaut
  • Jan 7 Craig Shipley, Australian/US baseball infielder (San Diego Padres)
  • Jan 7 Clint Mansell, English musician and composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 7 Rand Paul, US politician (Senate-R-Kentucky 2011-), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States Senator Rand Paul
United States Senator
Rand Paul
  • Jan 8 Hiromi Kobayashi, Fukushima Japan, LPGA golfer (1993 JAL Big Apple)
  • Jan 9 Michael Everson, expert in writing systems and Unicode
  • Jan 10 Frank Wijnhoven, Dutch soccer player (NEC, Treffers)
  • Jan 10 Mark Pryor, American politician
  • Jan 11 Jason Connery, actor (Robin Hood), born in London, England
  • Jan 11 Kate Gompert, Ames lA, tennis star
  • Jan 11 Petra Schneider, E German swimming star (world record 400m)
  • Jan 11 Tracy Caulkins, Winona Minn, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1984)
  • Jan 12 François Girard, French-Canadian film director and screenwriter
  • Jan 13 Dirk Tazelaar, cricketer (Queensland & Surrey left-arm pace bowler)
  • Jan 13 Felita Carr, dance skater (& Komarov-1995 Pac Champ), born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jan 13 Tim Patrick Kelly, guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Jan 13 Kevin McClatchy, American businessman
  • Jan 14 Steven Soderbergh, American producer, director, writer (Ocean's Eleven, Traffic), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 15 Erling Kagge, Norway, explorer (South Pole)
  • Jan 15 Lijuan Geng, Hebei China, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 15 Richard Nasheim, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
  • Jan 15 Yaro Dachniwsky, team handball goalie (Olympics-1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jan 16 James May, English television presenter
  • Jan 17 Kai Hansen, German singer and guitarist (Gamma Ray)
  • Jan 18 Jane Horrocks, Lancashire England, actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
  • Jan 18 Maxime Bernier, French Canadian politician
  • Jan 18 Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland
  • Jan 18 Yury Zakharevich, Soviet weightlifter
  • Jan 19 Adele Peterson, LPGA golfer
  • Jan 19 Caron Wheeler, English singer (Soul II Soul-Keep on Movin')
  • Jan 19 Michael Adams, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • Jan 19 Martin Bashir, Pakistani-born reporter
  • Jan 20 Scott Fisher, Australian basketball forward (Oly-96), born in San Jose, California
  • Jan 20 James Denton, American actor
  • Jan 21 Cindy Schreyer, Forest Park GA, LPGA golfer (1993 Sun-Times Challenge)
  • Jan 21 Detlef Schrempf, Germany, NBA forward (Mavericks, Pacers, Supersonics)
  • Jan 21 Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, Nigeria, NBA center (Rockets, Oly-gold-96)
  • Jan 21 Jessie Hester, NFL player (St Louis Rams)
  • Jan 22 Jeff Treadway, US baseball infielder (LA Dodgers)
  • Jan 22 Andrei Tchmil, Ukrainian-Belgian cyclist
  • Jan 23 Gail O'Grady, actress (Hitman, Nobody's Perfect, NYPD Blue), born in Detroit, Michigan

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 23 Hakeem Olajuwon, Lagos, Nigeria, NBA center (Houston Rockets)

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Jan 23 Rocco Romano, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jan 24 Martyn Grimley, English field hockey player
  • Jan 24 Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer
  • Jan 25 Carl Fysh, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • Jan 25 Joe Lloyd, Highland Park Ill, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Space Coast)
  • Jan 26 Andrew Ridgeley, England, rock guitarist (Wham-Wake Me Up)
  • Jan 26 Jazzie B, [Beresford Romeo], English rapper (Soul II Soul-Feel Free)
  • Jan 26 Simon O'Donnell, cricketer (Deniliquin NSW ODI all-rounder 1985-90)
  • Jan 26 José Mourinho, Portuguese football manager (Chelsea), born in Setúbal, Lisbon
  • Jan 28 Colleen Harp, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 28 Danny Spitz, heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-Protest & Survive)
  • Jan 28 Denise Beillmann, Switz, figure skater (Olympics-4th-1980)
  • Jan 29 Michelle Bell, Melrose MA, LPGA golfer (1981 Mass School Girls Champ)
  • Jan 29 Bob Holly, American professional wrestler
  • Jan 31 John Dye, Amory Mass, actor (Andrew-Touched by an Angel)
  • Feb 1 Takashi Murakami, Japanese artist
  • Feb 2 Stephen McGann, actor (Catherine the Great), born in Liverpool, England
  • Feb 2 Eva Cassidy, American singer, born in Washington D.C (d. 1996)
  • Feb 2 Philip Laats, Belgian judoka
  • Feb 4 Jane Leary, Australian golfer (1992 Australian Amateur Champ), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • Feb 4 Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss alpine skier (Olympic-gold-1988)
  • Feb 4 Tracie Ruiz-Conforto, Hawaii, sync swimmer (Oly-2 gold/silver-84, 88)
  • Feb 5 Steven Shainberg, American film director
  • Feb 6 David Capel, cricketer (England all-rounder in 15 Tests 1987-90)
  • Feb 6 Mike Hough, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Feb 6 Kevin Trudeau, American entrepreneur
  • Feb 7 Heidemarie M Stefanyshyn-Piper, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Feb 7 Roland Lefebvre, cricket pace bowler (Glamorgan & Holland)
  • Feb 8 Mohammad Azharuddin, cricketer (elegant Indian batsman 1984-)
  • Feb 8 Raleigh MCkenzie, NFL center/guard (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
  • Feb 8 Joshua Kadison, American pianist and songwriter
  • Feb 9 Bonnie Levin, WPVA volleyballer, born in Miami, Florida
  • Feb 9 Madusa Miceli, [Debra Ann], Milan Italy, wrestler (WCW)
  • Feb 9 Mike Rindel, cricketer (N Transvaal opening bat ODI ton v Pak 1995)
  • Feb 9 Travis Tritt, Marietta Ga, country vocalist (Country Club)
  • Feb 9 Brian Greene, American physicist
  • Feb 10 Bennie Thompson, NFLer (Saints, Chiefs, Cleveland Browns/Ravens)
  • Feb 10 Harris Huizingh, soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • Feb 10 Joakim Nystrom, Sweden, tennis star
  • Feb 10 Lenny Dykstra, centerfielder (NY Met, Philadelphia Phillies)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 12 Country singer Willie Nelson (29) weds singer Shirley Collie (31) in Las Vegas

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 2 Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (23) weds documentary filmmaker Eleanor Jessie Neil (26) in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Mar 20 Sikkim crown prince Paldan Thondup Namgyal marries Hope Cooke

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 21 Singer and actress Barbra Streisand (20) marries actor Elliott Gould (24)

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 6 Actress Anita Ekberg (31) weds actor Rik Van Nutter (33) in Lugano, Switzerland

Actress Anita Ekberg
Anita Ekberg
  • Apr 24 English princess Alexandra marries Sir Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey

HeartWedding of Interest

May 5 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (26) weds teacher Sajida Talfah (26)

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

HeartWedding of Interest

May 11 Prime Minister of Canada John Turner (33) weds Geills McCrae Kilgour (25)

17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 1 Actor Rod Taylor (33) weds model Mary Hilem (25) at Westwood Community Methodist Church in Hollywood

Actor Rod Taylor
Rod Taylor

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 14 "The Golden Girls" actress Betty White (41) weds "Password" game show host Allen Ludden (45) at the Sands Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 12 NFL coach Jimmy Johnson (19) weds Linda Kay Cooper

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 15 Folk singer Mary Travers (26) weds photographer Barry Feinstein

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 26 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (30) weds director-producer William Asher (42) in El Paso, Texas

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 3 Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (26) weds cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev (34) at the Moscow Wedding Palace

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 10 Actress Doris Roberts (33) weds novelist William Goyen (48)

Actress Doris Roberts
Doris Roberts

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 12 Singer and actor Robert Goulet (30) weds actress Carol Lawrence (31)

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • Nov 23 "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (39) weds Lena Horne's daughter Gail Jones

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 227

  • Jan 2 Dick Powell, actor/director (Dick Powell Theater), dies at 58
  • Jan 2 Jack Carson, actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), dies at 52
  • Jan 3 Oscar Backing, Austria/Neth viola player, dies at 83
  • Jan 5 Rogers Hornsby, baseball player, dies of a heart ailment at 66
  • Jan 6 Lourens GM Baas Becking, Dutch botanist/resistance fighter, dies at 68
  • Jan 7 Arthur Moore, Premier of Queensland (b. 1876)
  • Jan 8 Stark Young, US writer (So Red the Rose), dies at 81
  • Jan 8 Kay Sage, American artist and poet commits suicide aged 64
  • Jan 10 Tadeusz Szeligowski, composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 11 Arthur D Nock, English/Americans historian (St Paul), dies at 60
  • Jan 13 Leonardus G Kortenhorst, Dutch MP (KVP), dies at 76
  • Jan 14 Gustav Regler, German writer, dies at 64
  • Jan 16 Gilardo Gilardi, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 16 Ike Quebec, American tenor-saxophone player (b. 1918)
  • Jan 18 Johnnie Moyes, journalist/cricketer (S Aust batsman), dies
  • Jan 21 Al St John, actor (Law & Order, Devil Riders), dies at 70
  • Jan 21 Franz Jung, German writer and political activist, dies at 74
  • Jan 25 Wilson Kettle, Nfld, dies at 102, leaving 582 living descendents
  • Jan 26 John Sigvard Olsen, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
  • Jan 27 John Farrow, actor/director (Botany Bay), dies at 58
  • Jan 28 Jean Felix Piccard, swiss explorer, dies on his 79th birthday
  • Jan 28 Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (b. 1884)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 29 Robert Frost, American poet (New Hampshire, 4 Pulitzers), dies at 88

  • Jan 30 P F "Plum" Warner, cricketer (England mgr during Bodyline tour), dies
  • Jan 30 Francis Poulenc, French composer (b. 1899)
  • Feb 1 Fleetwood Lindley, the last living person to see Abraham Lincoln's face (b. 1888)
  • Feb 2 Herman Bouber, [Blom], actor/playwright (Bluejackets), dies at 77
  • Feb 6 Mohammed ibn al-Chattabi Abd el-Krim, Morocco opposition leader, dies
  • Feb 6 Werner Erich Josten, German composer (Jungle), dies at 77
  • Feb 6 Abd el-Krim, Moroccan politician
  • Feb 7 Learco Guerra, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
  • Feb 8 Abdul Karim Kassem, PM of Iraq (58-63), assassinated in Baghdad at 48
  • Feb 8 George Dolenz, Italian actor (Count of Monte Cristo), dies at 55

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 11 Sylvia Plath, American poet/novelist (Ariel), commits suicide at 30

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath
  • Feb 13 Harry Steers, bowling hall of famer, dies
  • Feb 16 Laszlo Lajtha, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 18 Monte Blue, American silent film actor (Apache), dies of heart attack at 73
  • Feb 18 Todd "Hugh" Gaitskell, leader British Labour Party, dies at 56
  • Feb 20 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor (b. 1914)
  • Feb 20 Jacob Gade, Danish composer(b. 1879)
  • Feb 26 Artturi A Leinonen, Fin journalist/politician (Prophet), dies at 74
  • Feb 28 Theodore Newton, actor (Voltaire, Ace of Aces), dies at 58
  • Feb 28 Rajendra Prasad, First President of India (b. 1884)
  • Mar 1 Irish Meusel, American baseball player (b. 1893)
  • Mar 1 Jorge Daponte, Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)
  • Mar 4 William Carlos Williams, US physician/poet, dies at 79
  • Mar 5 Cyril Smith, actor (Adv of Sir Lancelot), dies at 70
  • Mar 5 Hawkshaw Hawkins, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), dies at 41

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 5 Patsy Cline, country singer (Crazy), dies in a plane crash at 30

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline
  • Mar 5 Cowboy Copas, American singer (b. 1913)
  • Mar 6 Kornelis ter Laan, 1st Dutch socialist mayor (Zaandam), dies at 91
  • Mar 8 John Hartley, cricketer (bowl avg 115 in 2 Tests for Eng 1906), dies
  • Mar 11 Mahomed Nissar, cricketer (6 Tests for India 1932-36, 25 wkts), dies
  • Mar 13 Austin Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1912)
  • Mar 17 William Henry Squire, composer, dies at 91
  • Mar 18 Wanda Hawley, American actress (b. 1895)
  • Mar 20 Karl Otten, German Expressionist writer, dies at 73
  • Mar 23 Davey Moore, dies seconds after KOed in feather-weight championship
  • Mar 25 Davey Moore, American featherweight world champion boxer, dies at 29 as a result of injuries sustained in a match against Sugar Ramos
  • Mar 28 Alec A Templeton, composer/pianist (Alec Templeton Time), dies at 52
  • Mar 29 Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish author (Stolica), dies at 64
  • Mar 30 Alexander Vasil'yevich Gauk, composer, dies at 69
  • Apr 4 Endzion Barelli, dies 2 days after winning a boxing match at 18
  • Apr 4 Jason Robards Sr, actor (Acapulco), dies at 70
  • Apr 5 Jacobus JP Old, architect/co-founder (The Style), dies at 73
  • Apr 5 Julius Harrison, composer, dies at 78
  • Apr 6 Otto Struve, Russian-born astronomer (b. 1897)
  • Apr 8 Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies
  • Apr 15 Edward "Carji" Greeves, Australian rules footballer (b. 1903)
  • Apr 18 Henrietta Kreis, 3rd of famous Wallenda aerialist to fall to death
  • Apr 18 Meyer Jacobstein, American politician (b. 1880)
  • Apr 30 Bryant Washburn, actor (Nabonga, Millionaire Kid), dies at 74
  • May 1 Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (b. 1879)
  • May 2 Jack Crawford, cricketer (469 runs & 39 wickets in 12 Tests), dies
  • May 2 Tomas Vackar, composer, dies at 17
  • May 2 Van Wyck Brooks, US historian (Ordeal of Mark Twain), dies at 77
  • May 5 Heinrich Gebhard, German-born American composer, dies at 84
  • May 5 Jacobus JP Old, architect/co-founder (Stijl), dies at 73
  • May 6 Monty Wooley, actor (Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner), dies at 74
  • May 6 Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-born physicist (b. 1881)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 9 Charles Vyner Brooke, 3rd and last White Rajah of Sarawak (1917-46), dies at 88

3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke
3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Vyner Brooke
  • May 10 Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb, American football player (b. 1931)
  • May 11 Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
  • May 12 Stanislaw Wiechowicz, composer, dies at 69
  • May 12 Bobby Kerr, Canadian runner (b. 1882)
  • May 13 Alois Hudal, bishop, helped Nazi war criminals escape (b. 1885)
  • May 17 John Wilce, physician and former head football coach at the Ohio State University (b. 1888)
  • May 18 Ernie [Ernest] Davis, American football player (1st African American to win Heisman Trophy) (b. 1939) dies of leukemia aged 23
  • May 24 Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack
  • May 26 Sharon Lynn, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), dies at 53
  • May 27 Lambrakis, Greek EDA-parliament leader, murdered
  • May 28 Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, composer, dies at 60
  • May 31 Carel C van Essen, archaeologist (Art of Ancient Rome), dies at 63

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 3 Pope John XXIII [Angelo G Roncalli], Pope (1958-63), dies at 81

  • Jun 3 Paul Maxey, actor (Matt-Lassie, Mayor-People's Choice), dies at 57
  • Jun 3 Nazim Hikmet, Turkish poet (b. 1902)
  • Jun 7 Zasu Pitts, actress (Wedding March, Life With Father), dies at 65
  • Jun 10 Anita King, actress (Tender Loving Care), dies of heart attack at 74
  • Jun 11 Quang Duc, Buddhist monk, immolates himself on a street in Saigon
  • Jun 12 Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (Cape Matapan, WW II), dies at 80