What Happened in 1966

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 653

  • Jan 1st 12 day transit worker strike shuts down NYC subway
  • Jan 1st Milt coup by Col Jean-Bédell Bokassa in Central African Republic
  • Jan 1st Simon & Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" reaches #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
  • Jan 1st All US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health"
  • Jan 1st 52nd Rose Bowl: #5 UCLA beats #1 Michigan State, 14-12
  • Jan 1st 32nd Sugar Bowl: #6 Missouri beats Florida, 20-18
  • Jan 1st 32nd Orange Bowl: #4 Alabama beats #3 Nebraska, 39-28
  • Jan 2nd 1st Jewish child born in Spain since 1492 expulsion
  • Jan 2nd Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game
  • Jan 3rd Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE
  • Jan 4th Doug Walters scores second Test century in his second Test
  • Jan 4th WFLD TV channel 32 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 4th Military coup in Upper Volta leads to a new national constitution
  • Jan 7th Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
  • Jan 7th Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to become NWA champion
  • Jan 8th Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
  • Jan 8th Beatles' "We Can Work It Out" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 8th Georges Pompidou re-appointed French Prime Minister and forms new government

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Jan 8th Who & the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC
  • Jan 9th Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism
  • Jan 10th India & Pakistan sign Tashkent Declaration peace accord
  • Jan 10th Julian Bond denied seat in Gorgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War
  • Jan 11th "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV
  • Jan 11th 550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain
  • Jan 11th 16th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 137-94 at Cincinnati
  • Jan 12th 12 day NYC transit strike ends

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 12th LBJ says US should stay in South Vietnam until communist aggression ends

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 12th Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Jan 12th "Batman", starring Adam West as Batman, Burt Ward as Robin, and Cesar Romero as The Joker, debuts on ABC

  • Jan 12th 3 British Members of Parliament are attacked in a hotel in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe)
  • Jan 13th 1st black selected for presidential cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)
  • Jan 13th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Music releaseMusic Single

Jan 14th David Bowie releases his 1st single "Can't Help Thinking About Me"

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie
  • Jan 15th AFL Pro Bowl: All-Stars beats Buffalo 30-19
  • Jan 15th NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 36-7
  • Jan 15th The First Nigerian Republic is overthrown in a military coup d'etat
  • Jan 16th Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US
  • Jan 17th B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 17th Martin Luther King Jr. opens campaign in Chicago

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jan 18th Robert C Weaver, confirmed as 1st black cabinet member (HUD)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jan 19th Indira Gandhi elected India's 4th Prime Minister

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 19th Neil Simons, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon
  • Jan 19th Tippett's cantate "Vision of St Augustine" premieres in London
  • Jan 24th WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 24th 117 passengers are killed after an Air India Boeing-707 plane crashes into Mont Blanc, France
  • Jan 25th WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, NJ (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • Jan 26th Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:06.2)
  • Jan 26th The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Jan 27th Wisconsin State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisc an expansion team for 1966
  • Jan 29th "Sweet Charity" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 608 performances
  • Jan 29th Lawry & Simpson complete 244 opening stand v England, Adelaide
  • Jan 29th Snow storm in north east US kills 165
  • Jan 29th US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • Jan 29th US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
  • Jan 30th -19°F (-28°C), Corinth, Mississippi (state record)
  • Jan 30th -27°F (-33°C), New Market, Alabama (state record)
  • Jan 30th Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:05.2)
  • Jan 30th Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 11th string quartet
  • Jan 31st Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers
  • Jan 31st USSR launches Luna 9 towards Moon

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 31st 54th Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Nancy Richey

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 31st 54th Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Arthur Ashe (6-4, 6-8, 6-2, 6-3)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Feb 2nd Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir dispute as number one item for the proposed Indo-Pak ministerial talks after 1965 war.
  • Feb 3rd 1st operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched US
  • Feb 3rd 1st soft landing on Moon (Soviet Luna 9)
  • Feb 4th All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133
  • Feb 5th BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island
  • Feb 7th KWCM TV channel 10 in Appleton, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 9th Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points
  • Feb 9th The Government announces construction of a nuclear reactor on the North coast of Scotland
  • Feb 10th Harmel government in Belgium resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 11th SF Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays
  • Feb 13th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 14th Australian currency is decimalised, and decimal currency postage stamps introduced

Sports record brokenNBA Record

Feb 14th Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Feb 14th Writers Andrei Sinjavski & Joeij Daniel found guilty
  • Feb 15th Kees Verkerk becomes world champion all-round skater
  • Feb 16th Bob Cowper makes 307 v England at the MCG, 727 mins, 20 fours
  • Feb 16th End of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Aust WK
  • Feb 16th France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker, Algeria
  • Feb 17th French satellite Diapason D-1A launch into Earth orbit
  • Feb 20th Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 21st Indonesian president Sukarno dismisses General Nasution

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • Feb 22nd Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, 1st 2-dog crew
  • Feb 23rd Military coup in Syria ends Bitar government
  • Feb 23rd Premier Milton Obote siezes power in Uganda

BattleCoup d'état

Feb 24th Coup ousts Pres Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana

First President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah
  • Feb 24th US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 25th Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad
  • Feb 26th KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 27th Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford GRB
  • Feb 27th Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova & Protopopov of URS
  • Feb 27th Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US
  • Feb 27th Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Emmerich Danzer AUT
  • Feb 27th 8th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (160.927 MPH)
  • Feb 28th Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes
  • Feb 28th Sandy Koufax & Don Drysdale begin a joint holdout against Dodgers
  • Feb 28th 23rd Golden Globes: Doctor Zhivago, Omar Sharif, & Samantha Eggar win
  • Mar 1st Ba'ath-party takes power in Syria
  • Mar 1st Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,054

  • Jan 1st Mika Nieminen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland, Oly-br-1998)
  • Jan 1st Rawley Valberde, Oceanside California, actor (Amado-Santa Barbara)
  • Jan 3rd Chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987)
  • Jan 3rd John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jan 3rd Luis Sojo, Venezuelan-born MLB infielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Petare, Edo Miranda
  • Jan 3rd Wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jan 3rd Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer
  • Jan 4th Deana Carter, country singer
  • Jan 5th Kate Schellenbach, musician (Luscious Jackson)
  • Jan 5th Renaldo Turnbull, NFL defensive end (NO Saints, Carolina Panthers)
  • Jan 6th Bob Kratch, NFL guard (NE Patriots)
  • Jan 6th Donnell Woolford, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears)
  • Jan 6th Shahid Saeed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in Test v India 1989)
  • Jan 6th Fernando Carrillo, Venezuelan actor
  • Jan 6th A. R. Rahman, Indian composer
  • Jan 7th Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr
  • Jan 7th Jennifer Luff, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 7th Randy Burridge, Fort Erie, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Jan 7th Ehab Tawfik, Egyptian singer
  • Jan 7th Corrie Sanders, Pretoria, South Africa, boxer, (WBO heavyweight champion, 2003), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 8th Maria Pitillo, Mahwah, New Jersey, American actress (Ryan's Hope, Natural Born Killers)
  • Jan 8th Darryl Hall, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jan 8th Loretta Lee, [Lee Lai Chan], China, actress (Happy Ghost)
  • Jan 8th Andrew Wood, Columbus Mississippi, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (d. 1990)
  • Jan 9th Jimmie Jones, defensive end/defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jan 9th Candi Milo, American voice actress
  • Jan 10th Steve Kramer, American politician
  • Jan 11th Christian Pouget, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • Jan 11th Marc Acito, American novelist and humorist
  • Jan 11th Kelley Law, Canadian curler
  • Jan 12th Craig Parry, Sunshine VIC, Australian golfer
  • Jan 12th Linda Ferrando, Italy, tennis star
  • Jan 12th Olivier Martinez, French actor
  • Jan 13th Joseph Harper, Ventura California, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Jan 13th Marcus Turner, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 13th Patrick Dempsey, American actor (Grey's Anatomy),born in Lewiston Maine

  • Jan 13th Tabitha Stevens, fictional character (Bewitched)
  • Jan 14th Daniel J Schneider, actor (Dennis-Head of the Class), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 14th Matt Brock, NFL defensive end/tackle (NY Jets)
  • Jan 15th Betsy Mitchell, American 100m backstroke swimmer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 16th Anthony Washington, Glasgow Montana, discus thrower (Olympics-4th-96)
  • Jan 16th Jack McDowell, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (NY Yankees, White Sox, Indians)
  • Jan 17th Anna Ivan, La Jolla Cal, tennis star
  • Jan 17th Don Myrah, cyclist (Olympics-20th-96), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 17th Karissa Rushing, Benton Arkansas, Miss Arkansas-America (1991)
  • Jan 17th Rexton Gordon, Jamaican dj/rapper (Shabba Ranks-Extra Naked)
  • Jan 17th Shabba Ranks, reggae singer
  • Jan 17th Trish Johnson, Bristol England, LPGA golfer (1993 Las Vegas)
  • Jan 18th Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player
  • Jan 18th André Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jan 19th Anthony Young, US baseball pitcher (NY Met, Chicago Cubs)
  • Jan 19th Ronnie Williams, NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jan 19th Stefan Edberg, Swedish tennis player (Wimbledon 1988, US Open 1991), born in Västervik, Sweden
  • Jan 19th Sylvain Cote, Duberger, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
  • Jan 19th Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer
  • Jan 20th Bert Weidner, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jan 20th Chris Morris, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
  • Jan 20th Rich Gannon, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs)
  • Jan 20th Tracii Guns, rock guitarist (LA Guns-It's Over Now)
  • Jan 20th Rainn Wilson, American actor (The Office, Juno), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jan 21st Chris Hammond, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Jan 21st Katrine Michaelsen, Gentokte Denmark, Miss Denmark (1984)
  • Jan 22nd Carlton Haselrig, NFL guard (NY Jets)
  • Jan 22nd Nishantha Ranatunga, cricket (bro of Arjuna Sri Lankan ODI allrounder)
  • Jan 23rd Haywoode Workman, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
  • Jan 23rd Mike Brim, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
  • Jan 23rd Scott Fortune, volleyballer (Oly-G-88, B-92, 96), born in Newport Beach, California
  • Jan 24th Kim Saiki, Inglewood CA, golfer (1994 Standard Register PING-13th)
  • Jan 24th Mike Forgeron, Main-A-Dieu Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 24th Jimeoin, Northern Irish comedian
  • Jan 25th John [Vo] Velyvis, North Adams Mass, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • Jan 25th Mark Schlereth, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jan 25th Paul Ranheim, NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jan 25th Pavel Torgajev, Nizhnij Novgorod, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
  • Jan 25th Richie Lewis, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
  • Jan 25th Chet Culver, American politician, governor of Iowa
  • Jan 27th Michael De Angelis, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
  • Jan 27th Tamlyn Tomita, Okinawa, actress (Karate Kid 2, Ming Li-Santa Barbara)
  • Jan 28th Jeff Uhlenhake, NFL center (NO Saints, Washington Redskins)
  • Jan 28th Michal Pivonka, Kladno Cze, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
  • Jan 29th Romário, Brazilian footballer
  • Jan 30th Danielle Goyette, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
  • Jan 30th Daphne Ashbrook, actress (Liz-Our Family Honor), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jan 31st Al Jaworsky, [Alan Doughty], pop bassist (Jesus Jones)
  • Jan 31st Charles Dimry, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jan 31st Jamie Taras, CFL guard (BC Lions)
  • Jan 31st Dr Umar Alisha, A Sufi Master was Born at Pithapuram.
  • Feb 1st Donna Edmondson, playmate of year (Nov, 1986), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Feb 1st Eddie Zambrano, Venezuelan/US baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
  • Feb 1st Michelle Akers, Santa Clara California, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 1st Rob Lee, English footballer
  • Feb 2nd Andrei Chesnokov, Russia, tennis star
  • Feb 2nd Bob Alan Estes, Graham TX, PGA golfer (1994 Texas Open)
  • Feb 2nd Tony Plourde, Chibougamau Quebec, sabre (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 2nd Victor Muhammad, WLAF running back (London Monarchs)
  • Feb 2nd D. C. Douglas, American actor and director
  • Feb 3rd Danny Morrison, cricket pace bowler (NZ since 1987)
  • Feb 3rd Gillian Bonner, Athens GA, playmate (Apr, 1996)
  • Feb 3rd Sean Patrick Wade, NZ marathoner (Olympics-96), born in Houston, Texas
  • Feb 3rd Frank Coraci, American film director

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 21st Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 10th Reggae Musician Bob Marley (21) marries fellow musician Rita Anderson (19)

Reggae Musician Bob Marley
Reggae Musician
Bob Marley
  • Mar 10th Dutch Crown Princess Beatrix (Queen Beatrix) marries German aristocrat Claus von Amsberg in Amsterdam

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 17th The Who drummer Keith Moon (19) weds model Kim Kerrigan (18) at Brent Registry Office

Rocker Keith Moon
Keith Moon

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 9th Sophia Loren marries married Carlo Ponti in Paris

Actress Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 16th Actor and comedian Michael Palin (22) weds Helen Gibbins

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin

HeartWedding of Interest

May 30th Country singer Dolly Parton (20) weds Carl Dean (23) in Ringgold, Georgia

Country singer Dolly Parton
Country singer
Dolly Parton
  • Jun 6th Socialite Claus von Bulow marries heiress Martha [Sunny]Sharp Crawford

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 14th Musician Louis Jordan (58) weds singer and dancer Martha Weaver

Musician Louis Jordan
Louis Jordan
  • Jun 15th English writer of blockbuster novels, Jackie Collins weds 2nd husband Oscar Lerman

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 20th Tennis champ Rod Laver (27) weds Mary Benson at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in San Rafael, California

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver
  • Jul 6th American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 4th wife Nancy Hackett
  • Jul 9th Major League Baseball pitcher Tom Seaver (21) weds Nancy Lynn McIntyre
  • Jul 14th Sex symbol of the 1960s Brigitte Bardot (31) weds German millionaire playboy Gunter Sachs (33) in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 19th 50 year old Frank Sinatra marries 21 year old Mia Farrow in Las Vegas

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 7th Latin music king Xavier Cugat (60) weds singer Charo (20) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas

Actress Charo

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 27th American sportscaster Al Michaels (21) weds Linda Stamaton

American Television Sportscaster Al Michaels
American Television Sportscaster
Al Michaels
  • Sep 10th Actor John Lithgow (20) weds Jean Taynton

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 18th MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (55) weds actress Mary Jo Tarola

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 18th Writer Jack Kerouac (44) weds Stella Kerouac

Writer Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 18th Actor Strother Martin (47) weds Helen Meisels

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 262

  • Jan 1st Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82
  • Jan 3rd Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62
  • Jan 5th George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies
  • Jan 9th Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 9th Albert Stevens, an American patient in secret medical trials who survived the highest known radiation dose in a human, dies of heart disease at 79

Human Medical Subject Albert Stevens
Human Medical Subject
Albert Stevens
  • Jan 10th George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide
  • Jan 10th Hermann Kasack, writer, dies at 69
  • Jan 11th Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64
  • Jan 11th Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian premier (1964-66), dies at 61
  • Jan 11th Hannes Kolehmainen, Finnish runner (b. 1889)
  • Jan 14th Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies
  • Jan 14th Bill Carr, American athlete (b. 1909)
  • Jan 16th Margarete Susman, writer, dies at 91
  • Jan 17th Vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50
  • Jan 18th Kathleen Norris, US author, dies at 85
  • Jan 22nd Herbert Marshall, actor (Dark Angel, Duel in the Sun), dies at 75
  • Jan 24th Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (b. 1909)
  • Jan 29th Josef Winckler, German dentist/writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84
  • Jan 29th Pierre Mercure, composer, dies at 38
  • Jan 31st Elizabeth Patterson, actress (Tall Story), dies at 90
  • Feb 1st Buster Keaton, [Joseph Francis], US comic (General), dies at 69
  • Feb 1st Hedda Hopper, [Elda Furry], US gossip columnist, dies at 75
  • Feb 1st Nicholas Piantanida, sets balloon flight record & dies in descent
  • Feb 1st William Harrigan, American actor (Invisible Man, Girl in 419), dies at 71
  • Feb 3rd June Walker, actress (War Nurses), dies at 65
  • Feb 4th Gilbert H Grosvenor, president National Geographic Society, dies at 90
  • Feb 6th Johan Algot Haquinius, composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 6th Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film mogul (b. 1877)
  • Feb 9th Sophie Tucker, Russ/US singer/actress (My Yiddish Mama), dies at 79
  • Feb 10th Billy Rose, US theater producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66
  • Feb 13th Elio Vittorini, writer, dies
  • Feb 15th Camillo Torres, Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies
  • Feb 15th Gerard Ciołek, Polish architect (b. 1909)
  • Feb 16th Hendrik W Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81
  • Feb 17th Frank Pettingell, actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75
  • Feb 17th Gail Kane, actress (White Sister, Arizona), dies at 81
  • Feb 17th Hans Hofmann, German/US painter (Search for the Real), dies at 85
  • Feb 18th Anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94
  • Feb 18th Casimir von Paszthory, composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 18th Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 31
  • Feb 18th Robert Rossen, American screenwriter, producer, and director (b. 1908)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 20th Chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • Feb 21st Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician (b. 1895)
  • Feb 22nd Paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74
  • Feb 25th James D. Norris, American sports businessman (b. 1906)
  • Feb 26th Minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71
  • Feb 26th Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian freedom fighter and writer (b. 1883)
  • Feb 27th Minerva Urecal, actress (Apache Rose, Ghost Crazy), dies at 81
  • Feb 28th Charles A Bassett II, astronaut, dies at 34, in a crash of T-38 jet
  • Feb 28th Elliot McKay See Jr, astronaut, dies at 38 in T-38 jet crash
  • Mar 1st Fritz Houtermans, German physicist (b. 1903)
  • Mar 3rd Alice Pearce, comedienne (Gladys Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 52
  • Mar 3rd William Frawley, American actor (Fred Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • Mar 4th Janis Medins, composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 5th Anna Achmatova, Ukrainian poet, dies at 76
  • Mar 5th Enrique E Ecker, Curacaos/US bacteriologist, dies at 79
  • Mar 6th Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), dies at 84
  • Mar 9th Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (b. 1924)
  • Mar 10th Frederik "Frits" Zernike, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1953), dies at 77
  • Mar 10th Mari Sandoz, US author (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 64
  • Mar 12th Estelita Rodriguez, Cuban actress (Golden Stallion, Susanna Pass), dies at 37
  • Mar 15th Abe Saperstein, founder (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 63
  • Mar 15th Heinrich Lemacher, composer, dies at 74
  • Mar 17th Walter Lang, Swiss composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 23rd Johannes W Elsensohn, Dutch actor/writer (Arie), dies at 82
  • Mar 25th Colin Campbell, actor (Leather Boys), dies at 83
  • Mar 27th Mien Labberton, Dutch poet, dies at 82
  • Mar 29th Harry Daugherty, trombonist (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 50
  • Mar 30th Erwin Piscator, German director (Plebeians test rebellion), dies at 72
  • Mar 30th Maxfield Parrish, US painter, dies at 95
  • Mar 30th Newbold Morris, American politician (b. 1902)
  • Apr 1st Karl B Adam, German theologist (Jesus Christ), dies at 89
  • Apr 1st Flann O'Brien, Irish humorist (b. 1911)
  • Apr 2nd Cecil Scott Forester, English author (Horatio Hornblower), dies at 66
  • Apr 3rd Russel Crouse, US stagewriter (Life with Father), dies at 73
  • Apr 5th Svend Fleuron, Danish writer, dies at 91
  • Apr 6th Julia Faye, actress (10 Commandments. Samson & Delilah), dies at 73
  • Apr 8th George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79
  • Apr 9th Sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47), dies at 57
  • Apr 10th Christian J Modeste, Dutch king of gypsies, dies at 71
  • Apr 10th Evelyn Waugh, British writer (Black Mischief), dies at 62
  • Apr 12th Sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed
  • Apr 13th Abdul Salam Arif, Iraqi politician (b. 1921)
  • Apr 13th Georges Duhamel, French writer (b. 1884)
  • Apr 15th Joseph Crehan, dies of stroke at 81
  • Apr 25th Maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Prayer for a Good End), dies at 70
  • Apr 28th Ralph Bunker, actor (Ghost Goes West), dies of a stroke at 77
  • Apr 29th Eugene O'Brien, actor (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85
  • Apr 30th Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker, dies on his birthday in a motorcycle accident
  • May 3rd Wylie Watson, dies at 77
  • May 4th Juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer, dies at 69
  • May 9th Alfred Mendelsohn, composer, dies at 56
  • May 9th Wilhelmus M Bekkers, bishop of Dukeenbosch, dies
  • May 12th Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Heer and Waffen-SS officer (b. 1896)
  • May 13th Henk [Hendrik M] of Randwijk, poet/editor in chief (illegal), dies
  • May 14th Georgia BD Camp Johnson, US poet/playwright, dies at 88
  • May 14th Megan Lloyd George, English politician, dies at 64
  • May 16th Randolph Turpin, boxer, shot dead in his home
  • May 18th Paul Althaus, German theologist (That Christian Wahrheit), dies at 78
  • May 19th Tortoise, reportedly given to Tonga's King by Captain Cook (1773), dies