What Happened in 1964

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 695

  • Jan 1 Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland dissolved
  • Jan 1 KNMT TV channel 12 in Walker, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 1 KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 1 50th Rose Bowl: #3 Illinois beats Washington, 17-7
  • Jan 1 30th Sugar Bowl: #8 Alabama beats #7 Mississippi, 12-7
  • Jan 1 30th Orange Bowl: #6 Nebraska beats #5 Auburn, 13-7
  • Jan 2 Failed assassination attempt on president Nkrumah of Ghana
  • Jan 3 Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You"
  • Jan 5 Pope Paul VI visits Jordan & Israel
  • Jan 5 San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
  • Jan 6 Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move KC A's to Louisville
  • Jan 6 Rolling Stones' 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes)
  • Jan 7 Bahamas becomes self-governing
  • Jan 7 Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in air (Boeing 707)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jan 9 Anti-US rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone
  • Jan 10 Battles between moslems & hindus in Calcutta
  • Jan 10 Panama severs diplomatic relations with US
  • Jan 10 US version of "That Was The Week That Was," premieres
  • Jan 10 "Introducing the Beatles", released 1st Beatles album released in the US
  • Jan 11 "She Loves Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 302 performances
  • Jan 11 Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is #80 in US (Cashbox)
  • Jan 11 Panama ends diplomatic relations with US
  • Jan 11 1st government report warning by US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
  • Jan 12 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-17
  • Jan 12 Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, 1 month after independence
  • Jan 13 Karol Wojtyla becomes archbishop of Krakow
  • Jan 13 Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta - now Kolkata - resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people.
  • Jan 13 52nd Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Lesley Turner (6-3, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 13 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 14 14th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-107 at Boston
  • Jan 14 Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 v England, 21 maiden overs in a row

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

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

  • Jan 15 Baseball agrees to hold a free-agent draft in NYC
  • Jan 15 Teamsters negotiate 1st national labor contract
  • Jan 16 "Hello, Dolly!" opens at St James Theater NYC for 2,844 performances
  • Jan 16 AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving KC A's to Louisville
  • Jan 18 Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)
  • Jan 18 Plans for World Trade Center announced (NYC)
  • Jan 19 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
  • Jan 19 KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 20 "Meet The Beatles" album released in US
  • Jan 21 Carl T Rowan named director of US Information Agency
  • Jan 22 Kenneth Kaunda becomes premier of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)
  • Jan 22 World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured in Wisconsin for New York's World Fair
  • Jan 23 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Playwright Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller
  • Jan 24 CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
  • Jan 24 Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking
  • Jan 24 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect & states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes
  • Jan 25 Beatles 1st US #1, "I Want to Hold your Hand" (Cashbox)
  • Jan 25 Echo 2, US communications satellite launched
  • Jan 27 Barlow & Graeme Pollock complete 341 stand at Adelaide Oval
  • Jan 27 Margaret Chase Smith (Sen-R-Maine) tries for Republican Pres bid
  • Jan 29 9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria
  • Jan 29 Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" & "Sie Liebt Dich"
  • Jan 29 Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana)
  • Jan 29 NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jan 29 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 29 Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit
  • Jan 30 Military coup of Gen Nguyen Khanh in South Vietnam
  • Jan 30 Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail
  • Jan 31 US report "Smoking & Health" connects smoking to lung cancer
  • Feb 1 "Stop the World, I Want to..." closes at Shubert NYC after 556 perf
  • Feb 1 Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand," 1st #1 hit, stays #1 for 7 weeks
  • Feb 1 Indiana Governor Mathew Walsh tries to ban "Louie Louie" for obscenity
  • Feb 1 Afobaka Dam is completed on the Suriname River
  • Feb 2 GI Joe, debuts as a popular American boy's toy
  • Feb 2 Sjoukje Dijkstra (Neth) wins Olympic gold for figure skating

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Feb 2 Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame - Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins

Major League Baseball Pitcher Tim Keefe
Major League Baseball Pitcher
Tim Keefe
  • Feb 3 "Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold
  • Feb 3 Black & Puerto Rican students boycott NYC public schools
  • Feb 4 FAA begins 6 month test of reactions to sonic booms over Oklahoma City
  • Feb 6 "Rugantino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 28 performances
  • Feb 6 France & Great-Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel
  • Feb 6 WCIU TV channel 26 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 7 Baskin-Robbins introduces Beatle Nut ice cream
  • Feb 7 Beatles land at NY's JFK airport, for 1st US tour

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Feb 7 Roger Sessions' 5th Symphony premieres
  • Feb 8 Peter Shaffer's "Royal Hunt of the Sun" premieres in London
  • Feb 8 Rep Martha Griffiths address gets civil rights protection for women being added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act
  • Feb 9 1st appearance of Beatles on "Ed Sullivan Show" (73.7 million viewers)
  • Feb 9 9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
  • Feb 9 GI Joe character created
  • Feb 9 Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi
  • Feb 9 NYC news anchor Jim Jenson's 1st appearance on WCBS-TV
  • Feb 10 Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager sinks after colliding with aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne, killing 82
  • Feb 10 WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 11 Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington, D.C. Coliseum
  • Feb 11 Greek & Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus
  • Feb 11 Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France
  • Feb 12 Beatles 1st NYC concert (Carnegie Hall)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Cricketer and Commentator Richie Benaud
Cricketer and Commentator
Richie Benaud
  • Feb 12 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • Feb 12 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
  • Feb 12 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 15 Beatles' "Meet the Beatles!" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 11 weeks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 15 Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton

Basketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player/US Senator
Bill Bradley
  • Feb 16 "Foxy" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,022

  • Jan 1 DeDee Pfeiffer, actress (Cybill)
  • Jan 1 Juliana Donald, American actress
  • Jan 2 Christopher John Gray, priest
  • Jan 2 Pernell Whitaker, boxer (Olympic-gold)
  • Jan 2 Rumesh Ratnayake, cricketer (Sri Lankan pacer in 23 Tests 1983-92)
  • Jan 3 Cheryl Miller, Riverside California, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
  • Jan 3 Bruce LaBruce, Canadian filmmaker
  • Jan 4 Stephanie Maxwell-Pierson, Somerville NJ, US rower (Olympic-92)
  • Jan 5 John Erickson, Woodland Hills California, golfer (1991 Windsor Charity)
  • Jan 5 Ted Harris Poley, rocker (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Jan 5 Tracy Ham, CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Jan 6 Charles Haley, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jan 6 Mark O'Toole, bassist/drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
  • Jan 6 Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (d. 2005)
  • Jan 6 Henry Maske, German boxer
  • Jan 6 Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler
  • Jan 6 Yuri, Mexican actress and singer
  • Jan 7 Francisco Maciel, Mexico, tennis star

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 7 Nicolas Cage, [Coppola], actor (Moonstruck, Racing with the Moon)

  • Jan 8 Peter [Ped] Gill, rocker (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax) [or 3/5]
  • Jan 8 Virgil Hill, Missouri, middleweight boxer (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • Jan 9 Stan Javier, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, outfielder (Oak A's, SF Giants)
  • Jan 10 Karen Josephson, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Jan 10 Krista Tesreau, actress (Tina-OLTL, Silk Stalkings), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 10 Sarah Josephson, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • Jan 10 Brad Roberts, Canadian singer (Crash Test Dummies)
  • Jan 12 Laura Gildemeister, Argentina, tennis star
  • Jan 12 Lynne Marie Thurik, Vancouver Wash, Miss Washington-America (1991)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
  • Jan 13 Penelope Ann Miller, actress (Kindergarden Cop) [or Feb 13], born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 13 Ronan Rafferty, Northern Irish golfer
  • Jan 14 Sergei Nemchinov, Moscow Russia, NHL center (NY Islanders, Oly-Silver-98)
  • Jan 14 Mark Addy, British actor
  • Jan 14 Ernest Miller, American wrestler
  • Jan 14 Shepard Smith, American news anchor
  • Jan 15 Cees van der de Linden, soccer player
  • Jan 15 Paula Schnurr, Kirkland Lake Ontario, 1.5k (Olympics-8-92, 96)
  • Jan 15 Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer
  • Jan 16 Gail Graham, Vanderhoof BC, LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon)
  • Jan 16 Mark Collins, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants, KC Chiefs, GB Packers)
  • Jan 16 Trevor Barsby, cricketer (Queensland opening batsman since 1984-85)
  • Jan 17 Jeff Tabaka, US baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 17 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 18 Brady Anderson, Silver Spring MD, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles)
  • Jan 18 Jenny Holliday, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jan 18 Enrico Lo Verso, Italian actor
  • Jan 19 Janine Antoni, Bahamian artist
  • Jan 19 Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan singer
  • Jan 20 Ozzie Guillen, Oculare del Tuy Venezuela, shortstop (Chicago White Sox)
  • Jan 20 Roger Smith, Freeport Bahamas, tennis doubles player
  • Jan 20 Ron Harper, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • Jan 20 Victoria Sellers, actress (Crime Zone, Warlords), born in London, England
  • Jan 20 Kazushige Nojima, Japanese game scenario writer
  • Jan 22 Ann Rowe, Auburn Maine, Miss Maine-America (1991)
  • Jan 22 Maria Ellingsen, Reykjavik Iceland, actress (Katrina-Santa Barbara)
  • Jan 22 Stojko Vrankovic, NBA center (LA Clippers)
  • Jan 22 Wayne Kirby, Williamsburg VA, outfielder (Cleve Indians, LA Dodgers)
  • Jan 23 Frank Winters, NFL center (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

  • Jan 24 Rob Dibble, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Jan 24 Ronnie McCann, Evander South Africa, Nike golfer (1993 Hawkeye-37th)
  • Jan 25 Bob Sweeney, Concord, NHL center (NY Islanders, Calgary Flames)
  • Jan 25 Chip Foster, actor (Chip & Pepper's Surf's Up Saturday)
  • Jan 25 Pepper Foster, actress (Chip & Pepper's Surf's Up Saturday)
  • Jan 25 William Thomas Andrade, Fall River MA, PGA golfer (1991 Kemper Open)
  • Jan 26 Cathy Podewell, American actress (Cally Harper Ewing-Dallas), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • Jan 26 Paul Johansson, American actor
  • Jan 27 Bridget Fonda, actress (Scandal, Single White Female), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 27 Inga Thompson, Reno Nevada, US cyclist (Olympic-8th-88, 84, 92)
  • Jan 27 Jack Haley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • Jan 27 Migi, [Miguel Drummond, pop musician (Curiosity Killed Cat)
  • Jan 27 Woody Austin, PGA golfer (1995 Buick Open), born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jan 28 Dwight Stone, NFL receiver/running back (Car Panthers, GB Packers)
  • Jan 28 Emlyn Aubrey, PGA golfer (1995 Nestles-25th)
  • Jan 29 Andre Reed, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jan 29 John Gallagher, rugby league player
  • Jan 29 John Habyan, US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Jan 29 Roddy Frame, rock vocalist/guitarist (Aztec Camera-Stray)
  • Jan 29 Anna Ryder Richardson, British interior designer and television presenter
  • Jan 30 Cheryl Akemi Toma, Pearl City Hawaii, Miss Hawaii-America (1991)
  • Jan 31 Oto Hascak, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • Jan 31 Remi Bouchard, Lasalle Que, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 India Open)
  • Jan 31 Sharon Cain, team handball center back (Olympics-1996), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Jan 31 Jeff Hanneman, American musician (Slayer), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 1 Jani Lane, [John Kennedy Oswald] heavy metal musician and singer (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
  • Feb 1 Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, musician
  • Feb 1 Kaitlin Hopkins, actress (Kelsey-Another World), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 1 Sharon Bruneau, actress (Sensuous Muscle), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 1 Mario Pelchat, Quebec singer
  • Feb 1 Linus Roache, English actor
  • Feb 4 Noodles, American guitarist (The Offspring)
  • Feb 5 Jim Pugh, tennis star, born in Burbank, California
  • Feb 5 Alexia, Cypriot singer
  • Feb 5 Duff McKagan [Michael Andrew], American bassist (Guns N' Roses), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Feb 6 Matt Hayes, Australian soling sailor (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 6 Skip Ewing, Redlands California, country vocalist (Coast of Colorado)
  • Feb 6 Gordon Downie, Canadian rock musician (The Tragically Hip), born in Amherstview, Ontario
  • Feb 7 Cynthia "Sippy" Woodhead, Riverside California, swimmer (Olympic-silver-84)
  • Feb 7 Dona L Speir, Norwalk California, playmate (March, 1984)
  • Feb 7 Gretchen Magers, Pittsburgh PA/San Antonio TX, tennis star

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 25 Comedian and actor Bill Cosby marries Camille Olivia Hanks

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 25 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 19 Actor Peter Sellers (38) weds actress Britt Ekland in London, England

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

May 5 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 18 Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (19) weds Margrit Volkmar

  • Jun 27 Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 5 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 14 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 17 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 29 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 18 Greek king Constantine II marries Danish princess Anne-Marie

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 14 Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts weds Shirley Shepherd

Drummer Charlie Watts
Charlie Watts

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 14 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 20 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 6 Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 4th divorce from entertainer Eddie Fisher

  • Jul 28 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 229

  • Jan 1 Alf Hall, cricketer (South African lefty quick took 40 wkts in 7 Tests), dies
  • Jan 1 Otto Emanuel Olsson, composer, dies at 84
  • Jan 1 Rika Hopper, Dutch actress (Comedia, Anastasia), dies at about 86
  • Jan 1 Bechara El Khoury, President of Lebanon (b. 1890)
  • Jan 4 Ralph Dumke, actor (Movieland Quiz), dies at 64
  • Jan 6 Edgar Maass, German/US author (Verdun), dies at 67
  • Jan 7 Colin C McPhee, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles), dies at 62
  • Jan 7 Cyril Davies, American musician (b. 1932)
  • Jan 8 Arnoldus JC Krafft, theologist (Atlas of Neth Antilles), dies at 71
  • Jan 8 Julius Raab, Austrian Chancellor (1953-61), dies at 72
  • Jan 9 Halide Edib Adevar/Salih, Turkish feminist (Handan), dies at about 80
  • Jan 10 A Marja, Dutch author (Man of Day & Night), dies at 46
  • Jan 12 C R Browne, cricket leg-spinner (WI in 4 Tests, 6 wkts), dies
  • Jan 15 Weldon John "Jack" Teagarden, US jazz trombonist/singer, dies at 58
  • Jan 17 Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Author T. H. White
T. H. White
  • Jan 19 Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)
  • Jan 20 Jan Rychlik, Czech composer, dies at 47
  • Jan 21 Joseph Schildkraut, actor (Cleopatra, Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 68
  • Jan 22 Marc Blitzstein, US composer (Cradle Will Rock), dies at 58
  • Jan 23 Louis Horst, American dance choreographer and composer, dies at 80
  • Jan 24 Stuart Davis, American modernist painter, dies at 71
  • Jan 27 Lieb Glantz, Ukrainian-born tenor, composer and Zionist, dies at 65
  • Jan 29 Alan Ladd, actor (Shane), dies at 50 in Palm Springs Calif
  • Jan 30 Berthold Altaner, German church historian, dies at 80
  • Feb 3 Sir Albert Richardson, English architect (b. 1880)
  • Feb 4 Siegfried T Bok, neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica), dies at 71
  • Feb 6 Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51), dies at 69
  • Feb 6 W L Cornford, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests v NZ 1930), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 6 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 7 Hermann A J Kees, German egyptologist, dies at 77
  • Feb 7 Lillian Copeland, US discus thrower (Oly-gold-32), dies at 59
  • Feb 8 Tom Terriss, English director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), dies at 91
  • Feb 9 Willie Bryant, singer (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 55
  • Feb 10 Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (b. 1905)
  • Feb 13 Ken Hubbs, 2nd baseman (Chicago Cubs), dies in plane crash at 22
  • Feb 13 Werner Heyde, German psyhiatrist (b. 1902)
  • Feb 15 Robert L. Thornton, American businessman and politician (b. 1880)
  • Feb 18 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Quebec inventor and industrialist (b. 1907)
  • Feb 20 R T Stanyforth, English cricket wicketkeeper (South Africa 1927-28), dies
  • Feb 22 Edie Martin, actor (Titfield Thunderbolt), dies at 84
  • Feb 24 Alexander Archipenko, Ukr sculptor/water colors painter, dies at 76
  • Feb 24 Frank Conroy, actor (Midnight Mary, Threat), dies at 73
  • Feb 25 Alexander Archipenko, sculptor, dies
  • Feb 25 Grace Metalious, American writer (b. 1924)
  • Feb 27 Orry-Kelly, Australian costume designer (b. 1897)
  • Feb 28 Dirk HW Filarski, painter/lithographer (Bergen School), dies at 78
  • Feb 29 Frank Albertson, actor (Room Service), dies at 55
  • Feb 29 Victor van Straelen, Flemish biologist/paleontologist, dies at 74
  • Mar 1 Sergius Kagen, composer, dies at 54
  • Mar 6 King Paul I, of Greece (1947-64), dies at 62
  • Mar 7 Franz Alexander, Hungarian/US psycho analyst, dies at 73
  • Mar 9 Johanna W "Mina" Bakker, Dutch actress (Boefje), dies at 87
  • Mar 9 Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Prussian general/politician, dies at 93
  • Mar 13 Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, stabbed to death in Queens; almost 40 witnesses but no rescuers
  • Mar 15 Paul Cavanagh, actor (Black Arrow, Woman in Green), dies at 75
  • Mar 16 Nicholas Joy, actor (Boss Lady), dies at 80
  • Mar 18 Norbert Wiener, US mathematician (cybernetics), dies at 69
  • Mar 18 Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (b. 1870)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • Mar 20 Jean Rogister, composer, dies at 84
  • Mar 22 Addison Richards, actor (Col-Pentagon), dies at 76
  • Mar 23 Peter Lorre, actor (Casino Royale), dies at 59
  • Mar 23 Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet choreographer (Gayaneh), dies at 66
  • Mar 24 Peter Lorre, Hungarian/US actor (Maltese Falcon, Raven), dies at 59
  • Mar 29 Ted Collins, pianist (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 63
  • Mar 30 Willem CN Andriessen, Dutch composer/pianist (Beethoven), dies at 76
  • Apr 1 Bozidar Kunc, composer, dies at 60

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • Apr 14 Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (b. 1876)
  • Apr 18 Albe Vidakovic, composer, dies at 49
  • Apr 18 Ben Hecht, playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71
  • Apr 19 Cyril Merry, cricketer (WI batsman in 2 Tests 1933), dies
  • Apr 20 Eddie Dyer, baseball player (b. 1899)
  • Apr 24 Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (b. 1895)
  • Apr 26 Edwin John Pratt, Canadian poet (Towards the Last Spike), dies at 81
  • Apr 26 Pieter van der Lijn, Dutch geologist (Boulder Book), dies at 93
  • Apr 27 Georg Britting, writer, dies at 73
  • Apr 28 Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector (b. 1888)
  • Apr 29 Albert Saverys, Flemish painter, dies at 77
  • May 2 Nancy N Witcher Astor, US/Eng feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor, dies
  • May 3 Diana Wynyard, dies at 58
  • May 6 Harold Morris, composer, dies at 74
  • May 10 Carol Haney, dancer (Pantomime Quiz), dies at 35
  • May 10 Ignace Lilien, composer, dies at 66
  • May 10 Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter (b. 1881)
  • May 15 Cornelis H Edelman, Dutch geologist, dies at 61
  • May 15 Vladko Maček, Kingdom of Yugoslavia deputy prime minister (b. 1879)
  • May 17 Otto V Kuusinen, President of Karelo-Finnish soviet rep (1940-56), dies 82
  • May 21 James Franck, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)
  • May 25 Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov, composer, dies at 92
  • May 27 Jawaharial Nehru, Independent India's 1st PM, dies at 74
  • May 28 John Finley Williamson, conductor (Westminster Choir), dies at 76
  • May 30 Leo Szilard, Hungarians/US nuclear physicst, dies at 66
  • May 30 Eddie Sachs, American auto racer (b. 1927)
  • May 30 Dave MacDonald, American auto racer (b. 1936)
  • Jun 1 Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer, dies at 66