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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 695

Jan 1st - Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland dissolved
Jan 1st - KNMT TV channel 12 in Walker, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 1st - KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 1st - 50th Rose Bowl: #3 Illinois beats Washington, 17-7
Jan 1st - 30th Sugar Bowl: #8 Alabama beats #7 Mississippi, 12-7
Jan 1st - 30th Orange Bowl: #6 Nebraska beats #5 Auburn, 13-7
Jan 2nd - Failed assassination attempt on president Nkrumah of Ghana
Jan 3rd - Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You"
Jan 5th - Pope Paul VI visits Jordan & Israel
Jan 5th - San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
Jan 6th - Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move KC A's to Louisville
Jan 6th - Rolling Stones' 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes)
Jan 7th - Bahamas becomes self-governing
Jan 7th - Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in air (Boeing 707)
Jan 8th - President Lyndon B. Johnson declares "War on Poverty"
Jan 9th - Anti-US rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson Jan 10th - Battles between moslems & hindus in Calcutta
Jan 10th - Panama severs diplomatic relations with US
Jan 10th - US version of "That Was The Week That Was," premieres
Jan 10th - "Introducing the Beatles", released 1st Beatles album released in the US
Jan 11th - "She Loves Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 302 perfs
Jan 11th - Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is #80 in US (Cashbox)
Jan 11th - Panama ends diplomatic relations with US
Jan 11th - 1st government report warning by US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
Jan 12th - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-17
Jan 12th - Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, 1 month after independence
Jan 13th - Karol Wojtyla becomes archbishop of Krakow
Jan 13th - Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta - now Kolkata - resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people.
Jan 13th - 52nd Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Lesley Turner (6-3, 6-2)
Tennis Player Roy EmersonTennis Player Roy Emerson Jan 13th - 52nd Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (6-3, 6-4, 6-2)
Jan 14th - 14th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-107 at Boston
Jan 14th - Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 v England, 21 maiden overs in a row
Jan 14th - Jacqueline Kennedy's 1st public appearance (TV) since President Kennedy's assassination
Jan 15th - Baseball agrees to hold a free-agent draft in NYC
Jan 15th - Teamsters negotiate 1st national labor contract
Jan 16th - "Hello, Dolly!" opens at St James Theater NYC for 2,844 performances
Jan 16th - AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving KC A's to Louisville
Jan 18th - Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)
Jan 18th - Plans for World Trade Center announced (NYC)
US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy OnassisUS First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Jan 19th - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
Jan 19th - KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 20th - "Meet The Beatles" album released in US
Jan 21st - Carl T Rowan named director of US Information Agency
Jan 22nd - Kenneth Kaunda becomes premier of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)
Jan 22nd - World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured in Wisconsin for New York's World Fair
Jan 23rd - 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections
Jan 23rd - Arthur Miller's "After the Fall" premieres in NYC
Jan 24th - CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
Jan 24th - Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking
Jan 24th - 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect & states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes
Playwright Arthur MillerPlaywright Arthur Miller Jan 25th - Beatles 1st US #1, "I Want to Hold your Hand" (Cashbox)
Jan 25th - Echo 2, US communications satellite launched
Jan 27th - Barlow & Graeme Pollock complete 341 stand at Adelaide Oval
Jan 27th - Margaret Chase Smith (Sen-R-Maine) tries for Republican Pres bid
Jan 29th - 9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria
Jan 29th - Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" & "Sie Liebt Dich"
Jan 29th - Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana)
Jan 29th - NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million
Jan 29th - Stanley Kubrick's film "Dr Strangelove" starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott premieres
Jan 29th - Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit
Jan 30th - Military coup of Gen Nguyen Khanh in South Vietnam
Film Director Stanley KubrickFilm Director Stanley Kubrick Jan 30th - Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail
Jan 31st - US report "Smoking & Health" connects smoking to lung cancer
Feb 1st - "Stop the World, I Want to..." closes at Shubert NYC after 556 perf
Feb 1st - Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand," 1st #1 hit, stays #1 for 7 weeks
Feb 1st - Indiana Governor Mathew Walsh tries to ban "Louie Louie" for obscenity
Feb 1st - Suriname River dammed
Feb 2nd - GI Joe, debuts as a popular American boy's toy
Feb 2nd - Sjoukje Dijkstra (Neth) wins Olympic gold for figure skating
Feb 2nd - Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins are selected to Hall of Fame
Feb 3rd - "Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold
Feb 3rd - Black & Puerto Rican students boycott NYC public schools
Feb 4th - FAA begins 6 month test of reactions to sonic booms over Oklahoma City
Feb 6th - "Rugantino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 28 performances
Feb 6th - France & Great-Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel
Feb 6th - WCIU TV channel 26 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
Feb 7th - Baskin-Robbins introduces Beatle Nut ice cream
Feb 7th - Beatles land at NY's JFK airport, for 1st US tour
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali Feb 7th - Cassius Clay converts to Islam, and is renamed Muhammad Ali
Feb 7th - Roger Sessions' 5th Symphony premieres
Feb 8th - Peter Shaffer's "Royal Hunt of the Sun" premieres in London
Feb 8th - Rep Martha Griffiths address gets civil rights protection for women being added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Feb 9th - 1st appearance of Beatles on "Ed Sullivan Show" (73.7 million viewers)
Feb 9th - 9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
Feb 9th - GI Joe character created
Feb 9th - Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi
Feb 9th - NYC news anchor Jim Jenson's 1st appearance on WCBS-TV
Feb 10th - Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager sinks after colliding with aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne, killing 82
Feb 10th - WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 11th - Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington, D.C. Coliseum
Feb 11th - Greek & Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus
Feb 11th - Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France
Feb 12th - Beatles 1st NYC concert (Carnegie Hall)
Cricketer and Commentator Richie BenaudCricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud Feb 12th - End of Richie Benaud's 63-Test Cricket career
Feb 12th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
Feb 12th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
Feb 12th - Fighting breaks out between Turks and Greeks over dispute islands in Cyprus and 16 are killed; the UN responds the following month by sending a peacekeeping force
Feb 15th - Beatles' "Meet the Beatles!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 11 weeks
Feb 15th - Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton
Feb 16th - "Foxy" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,024

Jan 1st - DeDee Pfeiffer, actress (Cybill)
Jan 1st - Juliana Donald, American actress
Jan 2nd - Christopher John Gray, priest
Jan 2nd - Pernell Whitaker, boxer (Olympic-gold)
Jan 2nd - Rumesh Ratnayake, cricketer (Sri Lankan pacer in 23 Tests 1983-92)
Jan 3rd - Cheryl Miller, Riverside California, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
Jan 3rd - Bruce LaBruce, Canadian filmmaker
Jan 4th - Stephanie Maxwell-Pierson, Somerville NJ, US rower (Olympic-92)
Jan 5th - John Erickson, Woodland Hills California, golfer (1991 Windsor Charity)
Jan 5th - Ted Harris Poley, Englewood NJ, rocker (Danger Danger-Screw It)
Jan 5th - Tracy Ham, CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes)
Jan 6th - Charles Haley, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
Jan 6th - Mark O'Toole, bassist/drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
Jan 6th - Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (d. 2005)
Jan 6th - Henry Maske, German boxer
Jan 6th - Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler
Jan 6th - Yuri, Mexican actress and singer
Jan 7th - Francisco Maciel, Mexico, tennis star
Actor Nicolas CageActor Nicolas Cage (Jan 7th) Jan 7th - Nicolas Cage, [Coppola], actor (Moonstruck, Racing with the Moon)
Jan 8th - Peter [Ped] Gill, rocker (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax) [or 3/5]
Jan 8th - Virgil Hill, Missouri, middleweight boxer (Olympic-silver-1984)
Jan 9th - Stan Javier, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, outfielder (Oak A's, SF Giants)
Jan 10th - Karen Josephson, Bristol Ct, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992)
Jan 10th - Krista Tesreau, St Louis Mo, actress (Tina-OLTL, Silk Stalkings)
Jan 10th - Sarah Josephson, Bristol Ct, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992)
Jan 10th - Brad Roberts, Canadian singer (Crash Test Dummies)
Jan 12th - Laura Gildemeister, Argentina, tennis star
Jan 12th - Lynne Marie Thurik, Vancouver Wash, Miss Washington-America (1991)
Jan 12th - Jeff Bezos, Albuquerque New Mexico, American entrepreneur and founder of
Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff BezosAmazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos (Jan 12th) Jan 13th - Penelope Ann Miller, LA Ca, actress (Kindergarden Cop) [or Feb 13]
Jan 13th - Ronan Rafferty, Northern Irish golfer
Jan 14th - Sergei Nemchinov, Moscow Russia, NHL center (NY Islanders, Oly-Silver-98)
Jan 14th - Mark Addy, British actor
Jan 14th - Ernest Miller, American wrestler
Jan 14th - Shepard Smith, American news anchor
Jan 15th - Cees van der de Linden, soccer player
Jan 15th - Paula Schnurr, Kirkland Lake Ontario, 1.5k (Olympics-8-92, 96)
Jan 15th - Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer
Jan 16th - Gail Graham, Vanderhoof BC, LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon)
Jan 16th - Mark Collins, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants, KC Chiefs, GB Packers)
Jan 16th - Trevor Barsby, cricketer (Queensland opening batsman since 1984-85)
Jan 17th - Jeff Tabaka, US baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres)
Jan 17th - Michelle Obama, wife of Barack Obama and Ist Lady
Jan 18th - Brady Anderson, Silver Spring MD, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles)
Jan 18th - Jenny Holliday, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
Jan 18th - Enrico Lo Verso, Italian actor
Jan 19th - Janine Antoni, Bahamian artist
Jan 19th - Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan singer
Jan 20th - Ozzie Guillen, Oculare del Tuy Venezuela, shortstop (Chicago White Sox)
Jan 20th - Roger Smith, Freeport Bahamas, tennis doubles player
Jan 20th - Ron Harper, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
Jan 20th - Victoria Sellers, actress (Crime Zone, Warlords), born in London, England
Jan 20th - Kazushige Nojima, Japanese game scenario writer
Jan 22nd - Ann Rowe, Auburn Maine, Miss Maine-America (1991)
Jan 22nd - Maria Ellingsen, Reykjavik Iceland, actress (Katrina-Santa Barbara)
Jan 22nd - Stojko Vrankovic, NBA center (LA Clippers)
Jan 22nd - Wayne Kirby, Williamsburg VA, outfielder (Cleve Indians, LA Dodgers)
Jan 23rd - Frank Winters, NFL center (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
Actress Mariska HargitayActress Mariska Hargitay (Jan 23rd) Jan 23rd - Mariska Hargitay, American actress (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit), born in Santa Monica, California
Jan 24th - Rob Dibble, Bridgeport Ct, pitcher (Cin Reds)
Jan 24th - Ronnie McCann, Evander South Africa, Nike golfer (1993 Hawkeye-37th)
Jan 25th - Bob Sweeney, Concord, NHL center (NY Islanders, Calgary Flames)
Jan 25th - Chip Foster, actor (Chip & Pepper's Surf's Up Saturday)
Jan 25th - Pepper Foster, actress (Chip & Pepper's Surf's Up Saturday)
Jan 25th - William Thomas Andrade, Fall River MA, PGA golfer (1991 Kemper Open)
Jan 26th - Paul Johansson, American actor
Jan 27th - Bridget Fonda, actress (Scandal, Single White Female), born in Los Angeles, California
Jan 27th - Cathy Podewell, California, actress (Dallas)
Jan 27th - Inga Thompson, Reno Nevada, US cyclist (Olympic-8th-88, 84, 92)
Jan 27th - Jack Haley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
Jan 27th - Migi, [Miguel Drummond] rock (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Your Distance)
Jan 27th - Woody Austin, PGA golfer (1995 Buick Open), born in Tampa, Florida
Jan 28th - Dwight Stone, NFL receiver/running back (Car Panthers, GB Packers)
Jan 28th - Emlyn Aubrey, PGA golfer (1995 Nestles-25th)
Jan 29th - Andre Reed, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
Jan 29th - John Gallagher, rugby league player
Jan 29th - John Habyan, US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
Jan 29th - Roddy Frame, rock vocalist/guitarist (Aztec Camera-Stray)
Jan 29th - Anna Ryder Richardson, British interior designer and television presenter
Jan 30th - Cheryl Akemi Toma, Pearl City Hawaii, Miss Hawaii-America (1991)
Jan 31st - Oto Hascak, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
Jan 31st - Remi Bouchard, Lasalle Que, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 India Open)
Jan 31st - Sharon Cain, team handball center back (Olympics-1996), born in San Antonio, Texas
Jan 31st - Jeff Hanneman, American musician (Slayer), (d. 2013)
Feb 1st - Jani Lane, [John Kennedy Oswald] heavy metal musician and singer (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
Feb 1st - Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, musician
Feb 1st - Kaitlin Hopkins, actress (Kelsey-Another World), born in NYC, New York
Feb 1st - Sharon Bruneau, actress (Sensuous Muscle), born in Toronto, Ontario
Feb 1st - Mario Pelchat, Quebec singer
Feb 1st - Linus Roache, English actor
Feb 4th - Noodles, American guitarist (The Offspring)
Feb 5th - Jim Pugh, Burbank CA, tennis star
Feb 5th - Alexia, Cypriot singer
Feb 5th - Duff McKagan [Michael Andrew], American bassist (Guns N' Roses), born in Seattle, Washington
Feb 6th - Matt Hayes, Australian soling yachter (Olympics-96)
Feb 6th - Skip Ewing, Redlands California, country vocalist (Coast of Colorado)
Feb 7th - Cynthia "Sippy" Woodhead, Riverside California, swimmer (Olympic-silver-84)
Feb 7th - Dona L Speir, Norwalk California, playmate (March, 1984)
Feb 7th - Gretchen Magers, Pittsburgh PA/San Antonio TX, tennis star
Feb 8th - Dennis Gibson, NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 23 of 23

Actor/Comedian Bill CosbyActor/Comedian Bill Cosby (Jan 25th) Jan 25th - Comedian and actor Bill Cosby marries Camille Olivia Hanks
Jan 25th - MLB outfielder Pete Rose (22) weds first wife Karolyn Englehardt
Feb 19th - Actor Peter Sellers (38) weds actress Britt Ekland in London, England
Mar 15th - Actress Elizabeth Taylor (32) marries for the 5th time to actor Richard Burton (38)
Apr 9th - Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (22) weds co-worker Marlynn Myers
Apr 29th - Princess Irene marries Spanish prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma
May 5th - Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella (41) weds long-time friend Roxie Joynes
May 18th - Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (19) weds Margrit Volkmar
Jun 27th - Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California
Jul 2nd - Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (52) weds Sigmond Galloway
Gospel Singer Mahalia JacksonGospel Singer Mahalia Jackson (Jul 2nd) Jul 31st - George Lascelles marries Patricia Tuckwell
Aug 4th - Jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane (35) weds Alice Macleod
Aug 5th - Film director Mel Brooks (38) weds actress Anne Bancroft (32) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau
Aug 14th - World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali (22) weds cocktail waitress Sonja Roi
Aug 17th - Martial artist and actor Bruce Lee (23) weds teacher Linda Emery (19)
Aug 29th - 46th US Vice President Dick Cheney (23) weds Lynne Ann Vincent (23) at the First Presbyterian Church of Casper in Wyoming
Sep 18th - Greek king Constantine II marries Danish princess Anne-Marie
Sep 19th - Author Peter Benchley (24) weds Winifred B. Wesson
Sep 24th - Actress Jayne Mansfield (31) weds film producer and director Matt Cimber in Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Drummer Charlie WattsDrummer Charlie Watts (Oct 14th) Oct 14th - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts weds Shirley Shepherd
Oct 27th - Singers Sonny & Cher wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms
Nov 14th - MLB right fielder Roberto Clemente (30) weds Vera Zabala at San Fernando Church in Carolina
Dec 20th - Fashion designer Ralph Lauren (25) weds Ricky Anne Loew-Beer in NYC, New York

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

Actress Elizabeth TaylorActress Elizabeth Taylor (Mar 6th) Mar 6th - Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 4th divorce from entertainer Eddie Fisher
Jul 28th - Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 228

Jan 1st - Alf Hall, cricketer (S Afr lefty quick took 40 wkts in 7 Tests), dies
Jan 1st - Otto Emanuel Olsson, composer, dies at 84
Jan 1st - Rika Hopper, Dutch actress (Comedia, Anastasia), dies at about 86
Jan 1st - Bechara El Khoury, President of Lebanon (b. 1890)
Jan 4th - Ralph Dumke, actor (Movieland Quiz), dies at 64
Jan 6th - Edgar Maass, German/US author (Verdun), dies at 67
Jan 7th - Colin C McPhee, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles), dies at 62
Jan 7th - Cyril Davies, American musician (b. 1932)
Jan 8th - Arnoldus JC Krafft, theologist (Atlas of Neth Antilles), dies at 71
Jan 8th - Julius Raab, Austrian Chancellor (1953-61), dies at 72
Jan 9th - Halide Edib Adevar/Salih, Turkish feminist (Handan), dies at about 80
Jan 10th - A Marja, Dutch author (Man of Day & Night), dies at 46
Jan 12th - C R Browne, cricket leg-spinner (WI in 4 Tests, 6 wkts), dies
Jan 15th - Weldon John "Jack" Teagarden, US jazz trombonist/singer, dies at 58
Jan 17th - Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57
Author T. H. WhiteAuthor T. H. White (Jan 17th) Jan 17th - T. H. White, English author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57
Jan 19th - Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)
Jan 20th - Jan Rychlik, composer, dies at 47
Jan 21st - Joseph Schildkraut, actor (Cleopatra, Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 68
Jan 22nd - Marc Blitzstein, US composer (Cradle Will Rock), dies at 58
Jan 23rd - Louis Horst, composer, dies at 80
Jan 27th - Lieb Glantz, composer, dies at 65
Jan 29th - Alan Ladd, actor (Shane), dies at 50 in Palm Springs Calif
Jan 30th - Berthold Altaner, German church historian, dies at 80
Feb 3rd - Sir Albert Richardson, English architect (b. 1880)
Feb 4th - Siegfried T Bok, neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica), dies at 71
Feb 6th - Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51), dies at 69
Feb 6th - W L Cornford, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests v NZ 1930), dies
Revolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio AguinaldoRevolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo (Feb 6th) Feb 6th - Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino general and President (1899-1901) (b. 1869)
Feb 7th - Hermann A J Kees, German egyptologist, dies at 77
Feb 7th - Lillian Copeland, US discus thrower (Oly-gold-32), dies at 59
Feb 8th - Tom Terriss, English director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), dies at 91
Feb 9th - Willie Bryant, singer (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 55
Feb 10th - Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (b. 1905)
Feb 13th - Ken Hubbs, 2nd baseman (Chicago Cubs), dies in plane crash at 22
Feb 13th - Werner Heyde, German psyhiatrist (b. 1902)
Feb 15th - Robert L. Thornton, American businessman and politician (b. 1880)
Feb 18th - Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Quebec inventor and industrialist (b. 1907)
Feb 20th - R T Stanyforth, English cricket wicketkeeper (South Africa 1927-28), dies
Feb 22nd - Edie Martin, actor (Titfield Thunderbolt), dies at 84
Feb 24th - Alexander Archipenko, Ukr sculptor/water colors painter, dies at 76
Feb 24th - Frank Conroy, actor (Midnight Mary, Threat), dies at 73
Feb 25th - Alexander Archipenko, sculptor, dies
Feb 25th - Grace Metalious, American writer (b. 1924)
Feb 27th - Orry-Kelly, Australian costume designer (b. 1897)
Feb 28th - Dirk HW Filarski, painter/lithographer (Bergen School), dies at 78
Feb 29th - Frank Albertson, actor (Room Service), dies at 55
Feb 29th - Victor van Straelen, Flemish biologist/paleontologist, dies at 74
Mar 1st - Sergius Kagen, composer, dies at 54
Mar 6th - King Paul I, of Greece (1947-64), dies at 62
Mar 7th - Franz Alexander, Hungarian/US psycho analyst, dies at 73
Mar 9th - Johanna W "Mina" Bakker, Dutch actress (Boefje), dies at 87
Mar 9th - Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Prussian general/politician, dies at 93
Mar 13th - Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, stabbed to death in Queens; almost 40 witnesses but no rescuers
Mar 15th - Paul Cavanagh, actor (Black Arrow, Woman in Green), dies at 75
Mar 16th - Nicholas Joy, actor (Boss Lady), dies at 80
Mar 18th - Norbert Wiener, US mathematician (cybernetics), dies at 69
Mar 18th - Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (b. 1870)
Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan BehanIrish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan (Mar 20th) Mar 20th - Brendan Behan, Irish writer/poet, dies at 41
Mar 20th - Jean Rogister, composer, dies at 84
Mar 22nd - Addison Richards, actor (Col-Pentagon), dies at 76
Mar 23rd - Peter Lorre, actor (Casino Royale), dies at 59
Mar 23rd - Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet choreographer (Gayaneh), dies at 66
Mar 24th - Peter Lorre, Hungarian/US actor (Maltese Falcon, Raven), dies at 59
Mar 29th - Ted Collins, pianist (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 63
Mar 30th - Willem CN Andriessen, Dutch composer/pianist (Beethoven), dies at 76
Apr 1st - Bozidar Kunc, composer, dies at 60
Apr 5th - Douglas MacArthur, US general (Pacific theater-WW II), dies at 84
Apr 14th - Bert McGirr, cricketer (2 Tests for NZ, 51 runs), dies
Apr 14th - Earle Hodgins, actor (Guestward Ho!), dies at 64
Apr 14th - Rachel Carson, American biologist/author (Silent spring), dies at 56
Apr 14th - Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (b. 1876)
Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel CarsonMarine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson (Apr 14th) Apr 18th - Albe Vidakovic, composer, dies at 49
Apr 18th - Ben Hecht, playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71
Apr 19th - Cyril Merry, cricketer (WI batsman in 2 Tests 1933), dies
Apr 20th - Eddie Dyer, baseball player (b. 1899)
Apr 24th - Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (b. 1895)
Apr 26th - Edwin John Pratt, Canadian poet (Towards the Last Spike), dies at 81
Apr 26th - Pieter van der Lijn, Dutch geologist (Boulder Book), dies at 93
Apr 27th - Georg Britting, writer, dies at 73
Apr 28th - Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector (b. 1888)
Apr 29th - Albert Saverys, Flemish painter, dies at 77
May 2nd - Nancy N Witcher Astor, US/Eng feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor, dies
May 3rd - Diana Wynyard, dies at 58
May 6th - Harold Morris, composer, dies at 74
May 10th - Carol Haney, dancer (Pantomime Quiz), dies at 35
May 10th - Ignace Lilien, composer, dies at 66
May 10th - Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter (b. 1881)
May 15th - Cornelis H Edelman, Dutch geologist, dies at 61
May 15th - Vladko Maček, Kingdom of Yugoslavia deputy prime minister (b. 1879)
May 17th - Otto V Kuusinen, pres of Karelo-Finnish soviet rep (1940-56), dies 82
May 21st - James Franck, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)
May 25th - Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov, composer, dies at 92
May 27th - Jawaharial Nehru, Independent India's 1st PM, dies at 74
May 28th - John Finley Williamson, conductor (Westminster Choir), dies at 76
May 30th - Leo Szilard, Hungarians/US nuclear physicst, dies at 66
May 30th - Eddie Sachs, American auto racer (b. 1927)
May 30th - Dave MacDonald, American auto racer (b. 1936)
Jun 1st - Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer, dies at 66
Jun 3rd - Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)

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