What Happened in 1965

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.

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Jan 1st American actor George Murphy begins his term as Senator of California

Actor and Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy
  • 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

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Jan 2nd Martin Luther King Jr. begins a drive to register black voters

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jan 2nd NY Jets sign quarterback Joe Namath
  • Jan 2nd Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day

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Jan 4th LBJ's "Great Society" State of the Union Address

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 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
  • 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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jan 20th Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 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

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Jan 23rd Boston Celtic center Bill Russell misses all 14 shots in loss to Philadelphia Warriors led by Wilt Chamberlain

Basketball Player Bill Russell
Basketball Player
Bill Russell
NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
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

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Jan 30th State funeral of Winston Churchill at St Paul's Cathedral in London. Largest ever state funeral.

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill

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Feb 1st Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • Feb 1st NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster

Sport awardTennis Open

Feb 1st 53rd Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Maria Bueno (5-7, 6-4, 5-2 ret.)

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno

Sport awardTennis Open

Feb 1st 53rd Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Fred Stolle (7-9, 2-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-1)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
  • 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
  • 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

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Feb 7th George Harrison's tonsils removed

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • 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, Ohio (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"

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Feb 8th 22nd Golden Globes: Becket, Peter O'Toole, & Anne Bancroft win

Actress Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
  • 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 performances
  • 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

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Feb 21st Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York City

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • 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 1,031

  • 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, pitcher (Houston Astros, Cleve Indians), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 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, pitcher (SF Giants), born in Grand Rapids Michigan
  • 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 sailor (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 4th Rick Hearst, actor (General Hospital), born in Howard Beach, New York
  • 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 (South African 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, soccer forward (Olympics-96), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 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 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, NHL center (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 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 sailor (Olympics-96), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Jan 24th Carlos Saldanha, Brazilian film director
  • Jan 25th Brian Holman, Winfield Ks, pitcher (Cincinnati 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
  • Jan 29th Dominik Hasek, Pardubice CZE, NHL goalie (Czech Oly-Gold-98, Buffalo)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 1st Novelist Michael Crichton (22) weds high school sweetheart Joan Radam

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 11th Beatle Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 26th Playwright Tom Stoppard (28) weds nurse Josie Ingle

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard

HeartWedding of Interest

May 15th Director Martin Scorsese (22) weds Laraine Brennan in New York

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

HeartWedding of Interest

May 25th Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (44) weds Millie Bruce in Los Angeles

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 18th Actress and singer Rita Moreno (33) weds cardiologist Leonard Gordon

Singer/Dancer/Actress Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 19th NBA forward Bob Pettit (32) weds Carole Crowell in Alexandria, Louisiana

NBA Forward Bob Pettit
NBA Forward
Bob Pettit

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 28th Country singer Merle Haggard (28) weds singer Bonnie Owens (35)

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 15th Actress Joan Rivers (32) weds TV producer Edgar Rosenberg

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 14th Former fashion model and fitness guru Jane Fonda (27) weds director/producer Roger Vadim (37) in Las Vegas

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 26th Mobster and nbi informant Henry Hill (22) weds Karen Friedman in North Carolina

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 17th Tennis star Billie Jean King (21) weds attorney Larry King (20) in Long Beach, California

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 25th Novelist Danielle Steel (18) weds banker Claude-Eric Lazard

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 3rd Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould (23) weds artist Deborah Lee

Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Stephen Jay Gould
Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist
Stephen Jay Gould

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 7th Actress and comedian Phyllis Diller (48) weds actor Warde Donovan

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller
  • Oct 16th Singer Leslie Uggams marries Grahame Pratt in NYC
  • Nov 10th Neth 2nd Chamber accept marriage of Princess Beatrice & Claus von Amsberg

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 22nd Bob Dylan weds Sara Lowndes

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 2nd Comedian Tony Hancock (40) weds publicist Freddie Ross (35)

Comedian Tony Hancock
Tony Hancock

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 274

  • Jan 1st Gertrude Michael, actress (Caged, Cleopatra), dies at 53
  • Jan 1st Juan Bautista Plaza-Alfonzo, composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 3rd Betty Harte, entertainer, dies at 82
  • Jan 3rd Julius Tannen, comedian, dies at 84

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Jan 4th T. S. Eliot, American-born British poet (The Waste Land) and Nobel laureate (1948), dies in London at 76

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • 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 17th Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, dies at 75
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 24th Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55) British leader during WWII dies at 90

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Jan 25th Staf Gustaf Frans Nees, composer, dies at 63
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 15th Nat King Cole, American singer (Unforgettable, Mona Lisa), dies at 49

Musician Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole
  • 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 human rights activist and Muslim minister, assassinated in New York City at 39

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 26th Jimmie Lee Jackson, civil rights activist, dies from gunshot wounds at 26

Civil Rights Protestor Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Protestor
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • Feb 28th Adolf Scharf, president of Austria (1957-65), dies at 74
  • Mar 1st Boleslav Vomacka, composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 3rd Carlo Gatti, Italian composer, dies at 88
  • Mar 5th Chen Cheng, Chinese politician (b. 1897)
  • 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 Nancy Cunard, British writer and activist, dies at 69
  • Mar 17th Almos Alonzo Stagg, football coach (University of Chicago), 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, Italian 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, Russian-born German 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