What Happened in 1963

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 623

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 7th 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 8th "Mona Lisa", on loan, unveiled in America's National Gallery of Art
  • Jan 8th Dmitri Shostakovitch' Katharina Ismailova premieres in Riga

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

Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong
Chinese Communist Revolutionary
Mao Zedong
  • Jan 11th 1st discotheque opens, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA
  • Jan 11th Beatles release "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
  • Jan 12th "Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1
  • Jan 12th Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia v England
  • Jan 13th AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14
  • Jan 13th NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20
  • Jan 14th George Wallace sworn in as Governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"
  • Jan 14th "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Path is published by Heinemann in the UK, the author commits suicide a month later

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev
Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Nikita Khrushchev

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

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

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

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

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Jan 18th 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 19th 51st Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Jan Lehane O'Neill (6-2, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 19th 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 22nd Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Jan 22nd 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 24th Buddy Rogers & Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ & Thesz becomes NWA champion
  • Jan 26th "Milk & Honey" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 543 performances
  • Jan 26th Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone
  • Jan 27th Jevgeni Grishin skates world record 500m in 39.6 sec
  • Jan 27th Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 28th -34°F (-37°C), Cynthiana, Kentucky (state record)

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 29th 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 31st 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 1st Nyasaland (now Malawi) becomes self-governing under Hastings Banda
  • Feb 2nd Helen Shapiro begins tour (Beatles are part of undercard)
  • Feb 3rd Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
  • Feb 5th Maarten Schmidt discovers enormous red shifts in quasars
  • Feb 5th Soviet lunar probe failure
  • Feb 8th 1st transmission of Clandestine Voice of Iraqi People (Communist)
  • Feb 8th AFL's Dallas Texans become KC Chiefs
  • Feb 8th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 9th 1st flight of Boeing 727 jet
  • Feb 9th 7th largest snowfall in NYC history (42.4 cm, 16.7")
  • Feb 10th Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open
  • Feb 10th US female Figure Skating championship won by Lorraine Hanlon
  • Feb 10th US male Figure Skating championship won by Thomas Litz
  • Feb 11th Beatles tape 10 tracks for their 1st album
  • Feb 11th CIA Domestic Operations Division created (pretty scary!)
  • Feb 11th Julia Child's show The French Chef premieres.
  • Feb 12th Argentina asks extraditon of ex-president Peron
  • Feb 14th US launches communications satellite Syncom 1

Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 14th "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 15th 1st US female world figure skating champ (Tenley Albright)
  • Feb 15th Ken Lynch records "Misery," 1st Lennon-McCartney song by someone else
  • Feb 16th 1st round-trip swim of Strait of Messina, Italy (Mary Revell of US)
  • Feb 16th Beatles top British rock charts with "Please, Please Me"
  • Feb 16th C & A Building in Amsterdam burns down

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Feb 16th 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 17th Toru Terasawa runs world record marathon (2:15:15.8

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 19th Robert Frost wins Bollingen Prize

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Mar 5th 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
Actor
Gregory Peck
  • Mar 8th Syrian Arab Rep Revolution Day - Military coup in Syria
  • Mar 9th Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe & Chris Montez

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Mar 10th 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

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

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

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Mar 17th Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game

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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 927

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 12th 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 2nd Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (23) weds documentary filmmaker Eleanor Jessie Neil (26) in Las Vegas, Nevada

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 21st 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 6th Actress Anita Ekberg (31) weds actor Rik Van Nutter (33) in Lugano, Switzerland

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

HeartWedding of Interest

May 11th 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 1st Actor Rod Taylor (33) weds model Mary Hilem (25) at Westwood Community Methodist Church in Hollywood

Actor Rod Taylor
Actor
Rod Taylor

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 14th "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 12th NFL coach Jimmy Johnson (19) weds Linda Kay Cooper

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 3rd 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 10th Actress Doris Roberts (33) weds novelist William Goyen (48)

Actress Doris Roberts
Actress
Doris Roberts

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 228

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 9th 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 10th Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb, American football player (b. 1931)
  • May 11th Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
  • May 12th Stanislaw Wiechowicz, composer, dies at 69
  • May 12th Bobby Kerr, Canadian runner (b. 1882)
  • May 13th Alois Hudal, bishop, helped Nazi war criminals escape (b. 1885)
  • May 17th John Wilce, physician and former head football coach at the Ohio State University (b. 1888)
  • May 18th Ernie [Ernest] Davis, American football player (1st African American to win Heisman Trophy) (b. 1939) dies of leukemia aged 23
  • May 24th Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack
  • May 26th Sharon Lynn, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), dies at 53
  • May 27th Lambrakis, Greek EDA-parliament leader, murdered
  • May 28th Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, composer, dies at 60
  • May 31st Carel C van Essen, archaeologist (Art of Ancient Rome), dies at 63

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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