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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 679

Jan 1st - International Cooperation Year begins
Jan 1st - Palestinian al-Fatah organization forms
Jan 1st - The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan is founded in Kabul.
Jan 1st - American actor George Murphy begins his term as Senator of California
Jan 1st - 51st Rose Bowl: #4 Michigan beats #8 Oregon State, 34-7
Jan 1st - 31st Sugar Bowl: #7 LSU beats Syracuse, 13-10
Jan 1st - 31st Orange Bowl: #5 Texas beats #1 Alabama, 21-17
Jan 2nd - Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan
Jan 2nd - Martin Luther King Jr. begins a drive to register black voters
Jan 2nd - NY Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath
Jan 2nd - Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day
Jan 4th - LBJ's "Great Society" State of the Union Address
Jan 6th - Geoff Boycott takes 3-47 against South Africa, his best Test bowling
Jan 7th - France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold
Jan 7th - Twin brothers are in held in custody in London charged with abduction and murder
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson Jan 8th - Senator Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make marigold the American natonal flower (it does not pass)
Jan 8th - Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History
Jan 9th - Beatles' 65 album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
Jan 10th - Bollingen prize for poetry awarded to Horace Gregory
Jan 10th - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 34-14
Jan 10th - WKBD TV channel 50 in Detroit, MI (IND) begins broadcasting
Jan 12th - "Hullabaloo" premieres on NBC-TV
Jan 12th - At 10:58 am PST burn up a nuclear rocket in Nevada
Jan 13th - 15th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 124-123 at St. Louis
Jan 15th - Rock group Who releases first album "I Can't Explain"
Jan 15th - Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, forms
Jan 15th - Soviet underground nuclear test creates the atomic lake Chagan, Kazakhstan
Jan 16th - "Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances
Jan 16th - "Outer Limits" last airs on ABC-TV
Jan 16th - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-14
Jan 16th - The Searchers' "Love Potion Number 9" peaks at #3
Jan 16th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Jan 18th - H L de Vries appointed Dutch governor of Suriname
Jan 20th - The Beatles appear on Shindig (ABC-TV)
Jan 20th - The Byrds record "Mr Tambourine Man"
Jan 20th - The US Jet Propulsion Laboratory proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars & return
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco Jan 20th - Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain
Jan 21st - Iranian premier Hassan Ali Mansur assassinated by 17-year-old Mohammad Bokharaei, a member of the Fadayan-e Islam.
Jan 22nd - US launches TIROS 9 weather satellite
Jan 23rd - "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
Jan 23rd - BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Dick Weber
Jan 23rd - Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain
Jan 26th - South Vietnam military coup under general Nguyen Khanh
Jan 27th - 1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite
Jan 27th - Ground breaking for "Dragon Gateway" at Grant Avenue
Jan 28th - The Who make their 1st appearance on British TV
Jan 30th - "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis hits #3
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill Jan 30th - State funeral of Sir Winston Churchill at St Paul's Cathedral, London - largest state funeral ever
Jan 31st - Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
Feb 1st - Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam
Feb 1st - Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma Ala
Feb 1st - Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news
Feb 1st - NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster
Feb 1st - 53rd Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Maria Bueno (5-7, 6-4, 5-2 ret.)
Feb 1st - 53rd Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (7-9, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1)
Feb 2nd - Joe Orton's "Loot" premieres in Brighton
Feb 3rd - 105 USAF cadets resigned for cheating in exams
Feb 3rd - Geraldine McCullough wins Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture
Tennis Player Roy EmersonTennis Player Roy Emerson Feb 3rd - Orbiting Solar Observatory 2 launches into Earth orbit (552/636 km)
Feb 3rd - Braves offer Milwaukee $500,000 to terminate their lease a year earlier, the proposal is turned down
Feb 4th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 5th - Beursschouwburg opens in Brussels
Feb 6th - "Kelly" opens & closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC
Feb 6th - Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1
Feb 7th - George Harrison's tonsils removed
Feb 7th - Operations begin at Grupo Folklorico Antiyano on Curacao
Feb 7th - US begins regular bombing & strafing of N Vietnam
Feb 7th - WVIZ TV channel 25 in Cleveland, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 8th - Eastern DC-7B crashes into Atlantic off Jones Beach NJ, kills 84
Feb 8th - Supremes release "Stop In the Name of Love"
Actress Anne BancroftActress Anne Bancroft Feb 8th - 22nd Golden Globes: Becket, Peter O'Toole, & Anne Bancroft win
Feb 11th - Braves propose to pay 5 cents from each ticket to bring a new team to Milwaukee
Feb 12th - KHFI (now KBVO) TV channel 42 in Austin, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
Feb 12th - Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
Feb 13th - Peggy Fleming, 16, wins ladies senior figure skating title
Feb 13th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
Feb 13th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
Feb 14th - 7th Daytona 500: Fred Lorenzen wins (141.539 MPH)
Feb 15th - Canada replaces Union Jack flag with Maple Leaf
Feb 15th - John Lennon passes his driving test
Feb 15th - Maple Leaf becomes official flag of Canada
Feb 16th - "Baker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 313 performances
Feb 16th - Pegasus 1 launched to detect micro-meteors
Feb 17th - US Ranger 8 launched, will transmit 7,137 lunar pictures
Feb 17th - US-Japan baseball relations suspended over Masanori Murakami dispute
Feb 18th - "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 72 perfs
Feb 18th - 27 copper miners die in avalanche, Granduc Mountain, BC
Feb 18th - Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting
Feb 18th - The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
Feb 19th - NFL adds 6th official
Feb 20th - Beatles record "That Means a Lot"
Feb 20th - Ranger 8 makes hard landing on the Moon, returns photos, other data
Feb 20th - Turkish government of Uerguplu forms
African American Activist Malcolm XAfrican American Activist Malcolm X Feb 21st - Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York City
Feb 22nd - USSR launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test)
Feb 23rd - Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president
Feb 24th - Beatles begin filming "Help" in Bahamas
Feb 24th - East German president Ulbricht visits Egypt
Feb 26th - Dutch government of Marijnen falls
Feb 26th - West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,034

Jan 1st - Andrew O Valmon, 400m runner, born in Brooklyn, New York
Jan 1st - Harry Galbreath, NFL guard (Green Bay Packers)
Jan 1st - Mark Dewey, US baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Jan 2nd - Greg Swindell, Fort Worth TX, pitcher (Houston Astros, Cleve Indians)
Jan 2nd - Russ Courtnall, Duncan, NHL right wing (Vancouver Canucks)
Jan 3rd - Daniel Stubbs, NFL defensive end (Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins)
Jan 3rd - Mark Dewey, Grand Rapids MI, pitcher (SF Giants)
Jan 4th - Rick Hearst, actor (General Hospital), born in Howard Beach, New York
Jan 4th - David Glasper, rocker (Breathe-All I Need)
Jan 4th - Guy Forget, Morocco, tennis star
Jan 4th - Jergus Baca, Liptovsky Mikulas CZE, IHL defenseman (Team Slovakia 98)
Jan 4th - John Jackson, NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
Jan 4th - Julia Ormond, actress (Sabrina, Legends of the Fall), born in London, England
Jan 4th - Kevin Wickander, US baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds)
Jan 4th - Mitch Booth, Australian tornado yachter (Olympics-96)
Jan 4th - Yvan Attal, French actor and director
Jan 4th - Beth Gibbons, English singer (Portishead)
Jan 4th - Cait O'Riordan, British musician (The Pogues)
Jan 5th - Rick Tuten, NFL punter (Seattle Seahawks)
Jan 5th - Vinnie Jones, English-born Welsh footballer and actor
Jan 6th - Christine Wachtel, E German running star (world indoor record 800m)
Jan 6th - Jose Dejesus, US baseball pitcher (Kansas City Royals)
Jan 6th - Lindsay H Burns, Big Timber Mont, rower (Olympics-silver-96)
Jan 6th - Tim McDonald, NFL player (SF 49ers)
Jan 6th - Bjorn Lomborg, Danish mathematician
Jan 6th - Muhammed al-Ahari, American Muslim writer
Jan 6th - Konnan, Cuban-born professional wrestler
Jan 7th - Mark Rushmere, cricketer (S Afr opening bat in comeback Test 1992)
Jan 8th - Champaka Ramanayake, cricketer (Sri Lankan opening bowler)
Jan 8th - Eric Wohlberg, Sudbury Ontario, cyclist (Olympics-96)
Jan 8th - Michelle Forbes, actress (Julianna Cox-Homicide)
Jan 9th - Atsuo Kudo, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
Jan 9th - Carin Garbarra, East Orange NJ, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
Jan 9th - Cindy Brooks, East Hampton CT, rower (Olympics-96)
Jan 9th - Darren Bennett, NFL punter (San Diego Chargers)
Jan 9th - Georg Franz, Straubing GER, hockey forward (Team Germany, Landshut)
Jan 9th - Muggsy Bogues, NBA guard (SF Warriors)
Jan 9th - Vincent Brown, NFL inside linebacker (NE Patriots)
Jan 9th - [Tyrone] Muggsy Bogues, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, Wash Bullets)
Jan 9th - Eric Erlandson, American musician
Jan 10th - James Washington, NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys, Wash Redskins)
Jan 10th - Nathan, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
Jan 10th - Butch Hartman, American animator
Jan 11th - Barbara Belding, San Diego Cal, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-17th-1994)
Jan 11th - Joely Richardson, actress (Body Contact, Wetherby), born in London, England
Jan 11th - Karl Van Calcar, Torrance California, 3k steeplechase
Jan 11th - Loredana Romito, Benevento Italy, model/actress (Fatal Temptation)
Jan 11th - Olivia Barash, actress (Laura-Out of the Blue), born in Miami, Florida
Jan 11th - Steve Vancil, Oregon City Ore, golfer (1989 City of Portland)
Jan 11th - Roland Scholten, Dutch Darts Player
Jan 12th - Henry Thomas, defensive tackle (Detroit Lions, New England Patriots)
Jan 12th - John Francis, model
Jan 12th - Mark Moore, rocker (S'Express-Winter Course)
Jan 12th - Rob Zombie, American musician
Jan 14th - Dave Lowry, Sudbury, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
Jan 14th - Desiree Nosbusch, Luxembourg, actress (The Fan)
Jan 14th - Jemma Redgrave, actress (Buddha of Suburbia), born in London, England
Jan 14th - Shamil Basayev, Chechen rebel (d. 2006)
Jan 14th - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, British chef
Jan 15th - Derek B, rocker (Bullet from a Gun)
Jan 15th - Michael Clemons, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
Jan 15th - Maurizio Fondriest, Italian cyclist
Jan 15th - Bernard Hopkins, American boxer
Jan 15th - James Nesbitt, Northern Irish actor
Jan 17th - Nikos Nioplias, Greek footballer
Jan 17th - Sylvain Turgeon, Canadian ice hockey player
Jan 18th - Richard Dunwoody, British(?) jockey)
Jan 18th - Dave Attell, American writer and comedian
Jan 19th - Ricky Reynolds, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)
Jan 20th - Brad Brink, US baseball pitcher (SF Giants, Philadelphia Phillies)
Jan 20th - Anton Weissenbacher, Romanian footballer
Jan 20th - Colin Calderwood, Scottish footballer
Jan 20th - Greg Kriesel, American bassist (The Offspring)
Jan 20th - John Michael Montgomery, American singer
Jan 21st - Brian Bradley, Kitchener, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Jan 21st - Cordell Crockett, rocker (Ugly Kid Joe-Mad Man, Too Bad)
Jan 21st - Eric Moore, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns)
Jan 21st - Tania Abitbol, LPGA golfer (1994 US Women's Open-4th), born in Madrid, Spain
Jan 21st - Jam Master Jay, American disc jockey (d. 2002)
Jan 22nd - Diane Lane, American actress (The Perfect Storm, Lady Beware, Lonesome Dove), born in NYC, New York
Jan 22nd - Jazzy Jeff Townes, rapper (Parents Just Don't Understand)
Jan 22nd - Ray Mayhew, rocker (Sigue Sigue Sputnik-Love Missile F-111)
Jan 22nd - Steven Adler, drummer (Guns & Roses-Sweet Child), born in Cleveland, Ohio
Jan 22nd - Tim Prukop, WLAF linebacker-secondary coach (Amsterdam Admirals)
Jan 22nd - Brian McCardie, Scottish actor
Jan 22nd - Chintara Sukapatana, Thai actress
Jan 23rd - Tim Berrett, Tunbridge Wells Engl, Canadian 20k walker (Oly-14-92, 96)
Jan 24th - Ross MacDonald, star yachter (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
Jan 24th - Carlos Saldanha, Brazilian film director
Jan 25th - Brian Holman, Winfield Ks, pitcher (Cin Reds, Seattle Mariners)
Jan 25th - Esa Tikkanen, Helsinki FI, NHL left wing (Panthers, Canucks, Oly-B-98)
Jan 26th - Allison Hossack, Manitoba, actress (Olivia-Another World)
Jan 26th - Lou Frazier, US baseball outfielder (Montreal Expos)
Jan 26th - Tim McDonald, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
Jan 26th - Natalia Yurchenko, Soviet gymnast
Jan 26th - Thomas Östros, Swedish politician
Jan 27th - Igor Matoushkin, NHL defenseman (Belarus, Oly-98)
Jan 27th - Alan Cumming, Scottish actor
Jan 27th - Mike Newell, English football manager
Jan 28th - Lynda Boyd, American actress

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 19 of 19

Novelist Michael CrichtonNovelist Michael Crichton (Jan 1st) Jan 1st - Novelist Michael Crichton (22) weds high school sweetheart Joan Radam
Feb 11th - Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox
Mar 26th - Playwright Tom Stoppard (28) weds nurse Josie Ingle
May 15th - Director Martin Scorsese (22) weds Laraine Brennan in New York
May 25th - Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (44) weds Millie Bruce in Los Angeles
Jun 18th - Actress and singer Rita Moreno (33) weds cardiologist Leonard Gordon
Jun 19th - NBA forward Bob Pettit (32) weds Carole Crowell in Alexandria, Louisiana
Jun 28th - Country singer Merle Haggard (28) weds singer Bonnie Owens (35)
Jul 15th - Actress Joan Rivers (32) weds TV producer Edgar Rosenberg
Aug 14th - Former fashion model and fitness guru Jane Fonda (27) weds director/producer Roger Vadim (37) in Las Vegas
Aug 26th - Mobster and nbi informant Henry Hill (22) weds Karen Friedman in North Carolina
Tennis Legend Billie Jean KingTennis Legend Billie Jean King (Sep 17th) Sep 17th - Tennis star Billie Jean King (21) weds attorney Larry King (20) in Long Beach, California
Sep 25th - Novelist Danielle Steel (18) weds banker Claude-Eric Lazard
Oct 3rd - Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould (23) weds artist Deborah Lee
Oct 7th - Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (48) weds actor Warde Donovan
Oct 16th - Singer Leslie Uggams marries Grahame Pratt in NYC
Nov 10th - Neth 2nd Chamber accept marriage of Princess Beatrice & Claus von Amsberg
Nov 22nd - Bob Dylan weds Sara Lowndes
Dec 2nd - Comedian Tony Hancock (40) weds publicist Freddie Ross (35)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 270

Jan 1st - Gertrude Michael, actress (Caged, Cleopatra), dies at 53
Jan 1st - Juan Bautista Plaza-Alfonzo, composer, dies at 66
Jan 2nd - Staf Gustaf Frans Nees, composer, dies at 63
Jan 3rd - Betty Harte, entertainer, dies at 82
Jan 3rd - Julius Tannen, comedian, dies at 84
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. EliotPoet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot (Jan 4th) Jan 4th - T. S. Eliot, poet and Nobel laureate (Washed Country), dies in London at 76
Jan 5th - Neil Craig, actor (Calling Dr Kildare), dies at 73
Jan 5th - Paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher, dies at 81
Jan 6th - John Larkin, dir (Circumstanial Evidence), dies of heart attack at 52
Jan 8th - Aloys-Henri-Gerard Fornerod, composer, dies at 74
Jan 12th - Lorraine Hansberry, US playwright, dies in NYC, dies at 34
Jan 12th - Porcupine, in Washington, D.C. zoo, dies at 27; oldest known rodent
Jan 14th - Jeanette MacDonald, soprano (When I'm Calling You), dies at 63
Jan 15th - Pierre Ngendandumwe, premier of Burundi, murdered
Jan 19th - Frank Reicher, actor (King Kong, Nazi Agent, Son of Kong), dies at 89
Jan 20th - Alan Freed, DJ (Big Beat), dies at 42
Jan 21st - Harvey Zorbaugh, doctor/TV host (Play the Game), dies at 68
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston ChurchillSoldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Jan 24th) Jan 24th - Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55) British leader during WWII dies at 90
Jan 25th - Staff Nees, Flemish composer (Maria-oratorio), dies at 63
Jan 26th - Ali Mansoer, premier of Persia, murdered
Jan 27th - Theo Uden Marsman, Dutch orchestra leader, dies at 63
Jan 28th - Jef van Durme, composer, dies at 57
Jan 28th - Johan Fiolet, Dutch actor/director, dies at 63
Jan 28th - Tich Freeman, cricket (3776 FC wickets leg-spin, 304 in 1928), dies
Jan 28th - Maxime Weygand, French soldier (b. 1867)
Jan 29th - John Larkin, actor (Saints & Sinners, 12 O'Clock High), dies at 52
Jan 29th - Michael Spisak, composer, dies at 50
Jan 30th - Vic Jackson, cricketer (NSW/Leicerstershire off-spinner), dies in car
Feb 2nd - Richard P Blackmur, US, critic/publisher (Good European), dies at 61
Feb 2nd - Richard Wurz, composer, dies at 79
Feb 4th - U C Greyhound, champion trotter (horse), dies at 33
Feb 5th - Irving Bacon, actor (Fort Ti, Petticoat Fever), dies at 71
Feb 6th - Jack Wagner, actor (Jive Junction), dies at 68
Feb 7th - Nance O'Neil, actor (Cimarron, Royal Bed, Rogue Song), dies at 90
Feb 12th - Henry Kulky, actor (Otto-Life of Riley), dies at 53
Feb 13th - Jerry Burke, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies
Feb 13th - William H Kilpatrick, US mathematician/philosopher, dies at 93
Feb 14th - Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht, French composer/conductor, dies at 84
Musician Nat King ColeMusician Nat King Cole (Feb 15th) Feb 15th - Nat King Cole, singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), dies at 49
Feb 19th - Forrest Taylor, actor (This is Life, Man Without a Gun), dies at 81
Feb 19th - Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romanian president, dies at 63
Feb 20th - Fred Immler, German actor (b. 1880)
Feb 21st - Malcolm X, [Little], African American Muslim leader and human rights activist, assassinated in New York City, N.Y. at 39
Feb 22nd - Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1882)
Feb 23rd - Stan Laurel, comedian (Laurel & Hardy), dies of heart attack at 74
Feb 26th - Jimmie Lee Jackson, civil rights activist, dies from gunshot wounds at 26
Feb 28th - Adolf Scharf, president of Austria (1957-65), dies at 74
Mar 1st - Boleslav Vomacka, composer, dies at 77
Mar 3rd - Carlo Gatti, composer, dies at 88
Mar 5th - Chen Cheng, Chinese politician (b. 1897)
Civil Rights Protestor Jimmie Lee JacksonCivil Rights Protestor Jimmie Lee Jackson (Feb 26th) Mar 5th - Pepper Martin, American baseball player (b. 1904)
Mar 6th - Margaret Dumont [Daisy Baker], actress (Animal Crackers), dies at 75
Mar 6th - Ruvim Pergament, composer, dies at 58
Mar 8th - Esther Howard, actress (Detour), dies of heart attack at 72
Mar 9th - Anthon van der Horst, Dutch organist/composer, dies at 65
Mar 9th - Kazys Boruta, writer, dies
Mar 11th - James Reeb, US vicar/civil rights activist, murdered
Mar 13th - George Calinescu, Romanian author (Lauda Lucrorilor), dies at 65
Mar 13th - Corrado Gini, Italian statistician (b. 1884)
Mar 13th - Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop, poet, and politician (b. 1882)
Mar 13th - Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (b. 1891)
Mar 17th - Almos Alonzo Stagg, football coach (U of Chic), dies in California at 102
Mar 17th - Quentin Reynolds, newscaster (Its News to Me)/author (FBI), dies at 62
Mar 18th - Farouk I, last King of Egypt (1936-52), dies at 45
Mar 23rd - Mae Murray, actress (Bachelor Apartment), dies of heart ailment at 75
Mar 25th - Giorgio Federico Ghedini, composer, dies at 72
Mar 25th - Viola Gregg Liuzzo, US civil rights activist, murdered
Mar 28th - VAA Mary, English princess, dies at 67
Mar 28th - Jack Hoxie, American actor and rodeo performer (b. 1885)
Mar 28th - Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (b. 1888)
Mar 30th - Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896)
Apr 1st - Henry D G Crerar, Canadian general (WW I, Normandy), dies at 76
Apr 1st - Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics manufacturer (b. 1870)
Apr 2nd - Renzo Bossi, composer, dies at 81
Apr 3rd - Ernst Kirchweger, Austrian communist and resistance fighter (born 1897 or 1898)
Apr 8th - Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70
Apr 8th - Jack Durston, cricketer (one Test for England, 4-102 & 1-34), dies
Apr 8th - Lars Hanson, Swedish actor (Flesh & Devil), dies after illness at 78
Apr 10th - Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours), dies from burns received in a house fire at 41
Apr 10th - Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (b. 1928)
Apr 14th - Leonard Mudie, dies of heart ailment at 82
Apr 14th - Perry E Smith, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
Apr 14th - Robert E Hickok, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
Apr 15th - Syd Chaplin, dies at 80
Apr 18th - Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican inventor (b. 1917)
Apr 19th - George Davis, actor (Private Lives, Devil May Care), dies at 75
Apr 20th - Dick Wessel, dies of heart attack on 52nd birthday
Apr 21st - Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72
Apr 23rd - Josephina J "Fien" de la Mar, Dutch actress (Pygmalion), dies at 67
Apr 24th - Louise Dresser, actress (State Fair, Ship Comes In, Mammy), dies at 86
Apr 26th - Aaron Avshalomov, composer, dies at 70
Apr 27th - Alan Bunce, actor (Albert-Ethel & Albert), dies at 61
Apr 27th - Edward R Murrow, newscaster (Person to Person), dies at 57
Apr 28th - Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer/writer (Character), dies at 80
Apr 30th - Helen Chandler, American actress (Dracula, Salute, Last Flight), dies at 59
May 1st - Leo Spies, composer, dies at 65
May 1st - Spike Jones, composer (Spike Jones Show), dies at 53
May 3rd - Howard Spring, British author (Heaven Lies About Us), dies at 76
May 3rd - Otto Forst de Battaglia, Austrian diplomat/genealogist, dies at 75
May 4th - Norman Brokenshire, TV moderator (Four Square Court), dies at 66

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