What Happened in 1964

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)

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Jan 8th President Lyndon B. Johnson declares "War on Poverty"

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jan 9th Anti-US rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone
  • 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 performances
  • 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)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 13th 52nd Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (6-3, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 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

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Jan 14th Jacqueline Kennedy's 1st public appearance (TV) since US President JFK'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)
  • 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

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Jan 23rd Arthur Miller's "After the Fall" premieres in NYC

Playwright Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller
  • 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
  • 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

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jan 29th Stanley Kubrick's film "Dr Strangelove" starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott premieres

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • Jan 29th Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit
  • Jan 30th Military coup of Gen Nguyen Khanh in South Vietnam
  • 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 Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame - Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins
  • 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

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Feb 7th Cassius Clay converts to Islam, and is renamed Muhammad Ali

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 12th End of Richie Benaud's 63-Test Cricket career

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • 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

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Feb 15th Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton

Basketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player/US Senator
Bill Bradley
  • 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, rocker (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 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

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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, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Jan 10th Krista Tesreau, actress (Tina-OLTL, Silk Stalkings), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 10th Sarah Josephson, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 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)

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Jan 12th Jeff Bezos, American entrepreneur and founder of Amazon.com, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
  • Jan 13th Penelope Ann Miller, actress (Kindergarden Cop) [or Feb 13], born in Los Angeles, California
  • 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)

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Jan 17th Michelle Obama, 1st African-American US First Lady (2009-16), born in DeYoung, Illinois

US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama
  • 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)

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Jan 23rd Mariska Hargitay, American actress (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit), born in Santa Monica, California

  • Jan 24th Rob Dibble, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 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 Cathy Podewell, American actress (Cally Harper Ewing-Dallas), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Jan 26th Paul Johansson, American actor
  • Jan 27th Bridget Fonda, actress (Scandal, Single White Female), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 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, tennis star, born in Burbank, California
  • 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 sailor (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 6th Skip Ewing, Redlands California, country vocalist (Coast of Colorado)
  • Feb 6th Gordon Downie, Canadian rock musician (The Tragically Hip), born in Amherstview, Ontario
  • 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

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 25th Comedian and actor Bill Cosby marries Camille Olivia Hanks

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 25th MLB outfielder Pete Rose (22) weds first wife Karolyn Englehardt

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 19th Actor Peter Sellers (38) weds actress Britt Ekland in London, England

Actor and Comedian Peter Sellers
Actor and Comedian
Peter Sellers
  • Mar 15th Actress Elizabeth Taylor (32) marries for the 5th time to actor Richard Burton (38)

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 9th Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (22) weds co-worker Marlynn Myers

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • Apr 29th Princess Irene marries Spanish prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma

HeartWedding of Interest

May 5th Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella (41) weds long-time friend Roxie Joynes

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 2nd Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (52) weds Sigmond Galloway

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson
  • Jul 31st George Lascelles marries Patricia Tuckwell

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 4th Jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane (35) weds Alice Macleod

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 5th Film director Mel Brooks (38) weds actress Anne Bancroft (32) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
Actress Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 14th World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali (22) weds cocktail waitress Sonja Roi

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 17th Martial artist and actor Bruce Lee (23) weds teacher Linda Emery (19)

Karate Star/Actor Bruce Lee
Karate Star/Actor
Bruce Lee

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 29th 46th US Vice President Dick Cheney (23) weds Lynne Ann Vincent (23) at the First Presbyterian Church of Casper in Wyoming

46th US Vice-President Dick Cheney
46th US Vice-President
Dick Cheney
  • Sep 18th Greek king Constantine II marries Danish princess Anne-Marie

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 19th Author Peter Benchley (24) weds Winifred B. Wesson

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • Sep 24th Actress Jayne Mansfield (31) weds film producer and director Matt Cimber in Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 14th Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts weds Shirley Shepherd

Drummer Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 27th Singers Sonny & Cher wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 14th MLB right fielder Roberto Clemente (30) weds Vera Zabala at San Fernando Church in Carolina

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 20th Fashion designer Ralph Lauren (25) weds Ricky Anne Loew-Beer in NYC, New York

Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren
Fashion Designer
Ralph Lauren

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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 (South African 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

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Jan 17th T. H. White, English author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57

Author T. H. White
T. H. White
  • Jan 19th Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)
  • Jan 20th Jan Rychlik, Czech 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, American dance choreographer and composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 27th Lieb Glantz, Ukrainian-born tenor, composer and Zionist, 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

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Feb 6th Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino general and President (1899-1901) (b. 1869)

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • 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)

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Mar 20th Brendan Behan, Irish writer/poet, dies at 41

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • 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

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Apr 5th Douglas MacArthur, US general (Pacific theater-WW II), dies at 84

WW2 General Douglas MacArthur
WW2 General
Douglas MacArthur
  • Apr 14th Bert McGirr, cricketer (2 Tests for NZ, 51 runs), dies
  • Apr 14th Earle Hodgins, actor (Guestward Ho!), dies at 64

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 14th Rachel Carson, American biologist/author (Silent spring), dies at 56

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • Apr 14th Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (b. 1876)
  • 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, President 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)