What Happened in 1966

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 652

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Music releaseMusic Single

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 17 Martin Luther King Jr. opens campaign in Chicago

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 31 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 31 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 2 Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir dispute as number one item for the proposed Indo-Pak ministerial talks after 1965 war.
  • Feb 3 1st operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched US
  • Feb 3 1st soft landing on Moon (Soviet Luna 9)
  • Feb 4 All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133
  • Feb 5 BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island
  • Feb 7 KWCM TV channel 10 in Appleton, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 9 Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points
  • Feb 9 The Government announces construction of a nuclear reactor on the North coast of Scotland
  • Feb 10 Harmel government in Belgium resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Sports record brokenNBA Record

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 21 Indonesian president Sukarno dismisses General Nasution

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

BattleCoup d'état

Feb 24 Coup ousts Pres Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana

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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,055

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 21 Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Rocker Keith Moon
Keith Moon

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 9 Sophia Loren marries married Carlo Ponti in Paris

Actress Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Comedian and Actor Michael Palin
Comedian and Actor
Michael Palin

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 20 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 6 American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 4th wife Nancy Hackett
  • Jul 9 Major League Baseball pitcher Tom Seaver (21) weds Nancy Lynn McIntyre
  • Jul 14 Sex symbol of the 1960s Brigitte Bardot (31) weds German millionaire playboy Gunter Sachs (33) in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actress Charo

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Baseball Player Hank Greenberg
Baseball Player
Hank Greenberg

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 18 Writer Jack Kerouac (44) weds Stella Kerouac

Writer Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 18 Actor Strother Martin (47) weds Helen Meisels

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 263

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • Feb 21 Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician (b. 1895)
  • Feb 22 Paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74
  • Feb 25 James D. Norris, American sports businessman (b. 1906)
  • Feb 26 Minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71
  • Feb 26 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian freedom fighter and writer (b. 1883)
  • Feb 27 Minerva Urecal, actress (Apache Rose, Ghost Crazy), dies at 81
  • Feb 28 Charles A Bassett II, astronaut, dies at 34, in a crash of T-38 jet
  • Feb 28 Elliot McKay See Jr, astronaut, dies at 38 in T-38 jet crash
  • Mar 1 Fritz Houtermans, German physicist (b. 1903)
  • Mar 3 Alice Pearce, comedienne (Gladys Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 52
  • Mar 3 William Frawley, American actor (Fred Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • Mar 4 Janis Medins, composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 5 Anna Achmatova, Ukrainian poet, dies at 76
  • Mar 5 Enrique E Ecker, Curacaos/US bacteriologist, dies at 79
  • Mar 6 Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), dies at 84
  • Mar 7 Mike Millward, English musician (The Fourmost), dies of leukaemia at 23
  • Mar 9 Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (b. 1924)
  • Mar 10 Frederik "Frits" Zernike, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1953), dies at 77
  • Mar 10 Mari Sandoz, US author (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 64
  • Mar 12 Estelita Rodriguez, Cuban actress (Golden Stallion, Susanna Pass), dies at 37
  • Mar 15 Abe Saperstein, founder (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 63
  • Mar 15 Heinrich Lemacher, composer, dies at 74
  • Mar 17 Walter Lang, Swiss composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 23 Johannes W Elsensohn, Dutch actor/writer (Arie), dies at 82
  • Mar 25 Colin Campbell, actor (Leather Boys), dies at 83
  • Mar 27 Mien Labberton, Dutch poet, dies at 82
  • Mar 29 Harry Daugherty, trombonist (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 50
  • Mar 30 Erwin Piscator, German director (Plebeians test rebellion), dies at 72
  • Mar 30 Maxfield Parrish, US painter, dies at 95
  • Mar 30 Newbold Morris, American politician (b. 1902)
  • Apr 1 Karl B Adam, German theologist (Jesus Christ), dies at 89
  • Apr 1 Flann O'Brien, Irish humorist (b. 1911)
  • Apr 2 Cecil Scott Forester, English author (Horatio Hornblower), dies at 66
  • Apr 3 Russel Crouse, US stagewriter (Life with Father), dies at 73
  • Apr 5 Svend Fleuron, Danish writer, dies at 91
  • Apr 6 Julia Faye, actress (10 Commandments. Samson & Delilah), dies at 73
  • Apr 8 George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79
  • Apr 9 Sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47), dies at 57
  • Apr 10 Christian J Modeste, Dutch king of gypsies, dies at 71
  • Apr 10 Evelyn Waugh, British writer (Black Mischief), dies at 62
  • Apr 12 Sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed
  • Apr 13 Abdul Salam Arif, Iraqi politician (b. 1921)
  • Apr 13 Georges Duhamel, French writer (b. 1884)
  • Apr 15 Joseph Crehan, dies of stroke at 81
  • Apr 25 Maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Prayer for a Good End), dies at 70
  • Apr 28 Ralph Bunker, actor (Ghost Goes West), dies of a stroke at 77
  • Apr 29 Eugene O'Brien, actor (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85
  • Apr 30 Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker, dies on his birthday in a motorcycle accident
  • May 3 Wylie Watson, dies at 77
  • May 4 Juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer, dies at 69
  • May 9 Alfred Mendelsohn, composer, dies at 56
  • May 9 Wilhelmus M Bekkers, bishop of Dukeenbosch, dies
  • May 12 Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Heer and Waffen-SS officer (b. 1896)
  • May 13 Henk [Hendrik M] of Randwijk, poet/editor in chief (illegal), dies
  • May 14 Georgia BD Camp Johnson, US poet/playwright, dies at 88
  • May 14 Megan Lloyd George, English politician, dies at 64
  • May 16 Randolph Turpin, boxer, shot dead in his home
  • May 18 Paul Althaus, German theologist (That Christian Wahrheit), dies at 78