What Happened in 1969

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 740

  • Jan 1 Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL's LA Kings, fines each player $100 for "NOT" arguing with the referee
  • Jan 1 People's Democracy (PD) begin a march from Belfast to Derry, inspired by ML King's Selma to Montgomery march in the US
  • Jan 1 55th Rose Bowl: #1 Ohio State beats #2 Southern California, 27-16
  • Jan 1 35th Sugar Bowl: #9 Arkansas beats #4 Georgia, 16-2
  • Jan 1 35th Orange Bowl: #3 Penn State beats #6 Kansas, 15-14
  • Jan 2 "Fig Leaves Are Falling" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Jan 2 "Soviet Sport" calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy
  • Jan 2 Lorraine Hansberry's "To be Young, Gifted & Black," premieres in NYC
  • Jan 2 Luis Ferré becomes the first statehooder Governor of Puerto Rico.
  • Jan 2 Operation Barrier Reef begins in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 2 Australian Rupert Murdoch gains control of the 'News of the World'

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch

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Jan 3 John Lennon's "2 Virgins" album declared pornographic in NJ

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Jan 3 Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress
  • Jan 4 "Fig Leaves Are Falling" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 4 performances
  • Jan 4 France begins arms embargo against Israel
  • Jan 4 A People's Democracy march between Belfast and Derry is repeatedly attacked by loyalists and off-duty police officers
  • Jan 5 "Maggie Flynn" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 82 performances
  • Jan 5 Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman & Karl Shapiro
  • Jan 5 Neville Williams' "Chronology of the Expanding World" completed
  • Jan 5 USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)
  • Jan 6 Supremes release "I'm Livin' In Shame"
  • Jan 6 WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 7 US Congress doubles president salary
  • Jan 9 First trial flight of Concorde supersonic jetliner, Bristol, England
  • Jan 9 Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" single and its album "Revolver" in the US

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Jan 9 Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill travels to London to meet Home Secretary James Callaghan and brief him on the growing violence in Northern Ireland

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
  • Jan 10 Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland
  • Jan 10 Sweden (1st Western country) recognizes North Vietnam
  • Jan 10 USSR's Venera 6 launched for parachute landing on Venus
  • Jan 11 "Hooked on a Feeling" by BJ Thomas peaks at #5
  • Jan 11 Jethro Tull's This Was Jethro Tull album debuts
  • Jan 12 "Golden Rainbow" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 355 performances
  • Jan 12 Super Bowl III: NY Jets beat Balt Colts, 16-7 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Joe Namath, NY Jets, QB
  • Jan 14 25 members of US aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers
  • Jan 14 Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later
  • Jan 14 Matt Busby retires from Manchester United
  • Jan 14 19th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-112 at Baltimore
  • Jan 15 Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
  • Jan 15 Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union
  • Jan 15 Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill announces that an official inquiry will analyse the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland
  • Jan 16 Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
  • Jan 17 Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US
  • Jan 17 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 5 lands
  • Jan 18 Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris
  • Jan 18 United Airlines Flight 266 crashes into Santa Monica Bay, killing all 38 people on-board
  • Jan 19 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25
  • Jan 19 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • Jan 19 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7
  • Jan 20 Richard M Nixon inaugurated as US president
  • Jan 20 U of Az reports 1st optical id of pulsar (in Crab Nebula)
  • Jan 21 22nd NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 3-3 at Montreal
  • Jan 22 "Celebration" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 110 performances
  • Jan 22 Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 22 Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame

MLB Catcher Roy Campanella
MLB Catcher
Roy Campanella
MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jan 23 Cream releases their last album "Goodbye"
  • Jan 24 Queen Juliana of the Netherlands appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa

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Jan 24 Spanish dictator General Franco announces state of emergency

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Jan 24 Deputy Prime Minister Brian Faulkner resigns from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest at the lack of 'strong government' on the part of PM Terence O'Neill
  • Jan 24 Students protest the erection of steel gates around the London School of Economics
  • Jan 25 US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
  • Jan 26 "Red, White, & Maddox" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • Jan 26 Minister of Health and Social Services William Morgan resigns from the Northern Ireland government
  • Jan 26 Police break up a march by hundreds of demonstrators in central Prague
  • Jan 27 14 spies hanged in Baghdad
  • Jan 27 9 Jews publicly executed in Damascus, Syria
  • Jan 27 Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack (she dies Feb 5th)
  • Jan 27 Ian Paisley sentenced to 3 years

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Jan 27 Chuck Noll is named head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers (the youngest coach in NFL history at the time)

NFL Head Coach Chuck Noll
NFL Head Coach
Chuck Noll

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Jan 27 1st Men's Australian Open (57th edition of the tournament): Rod Laver beats Andres Gimeno (6-3, 6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player Rod Laver
Tennis Player
Rod Laver

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Jan 27 1st Women's Australian Open (57th edition of the tournament): Margaret Court beats Billie Jean King (6-4, 6-1)

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • Jan 28 2nd ABA All-Star Game: West 133 beats East 127 at Louisville
  • Jan 28 Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win in North America
  • Jan 28 1969 NFL Draft: O.J. Simpson from USC first pick by Buffalo Bills

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 29 Jimi Hendrix & Pete Townshend wage a battle of guitars

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix
  • Jan 29 Sheahan & Connolly hang on for exciting draw Australia v West Indies
  • Jan 30 US/Canada ISIS 1 launched to study ionosphere
  • Jan 30 The Beatles perform their last live gig, a 42 minute concert on the roof of Apple Corps HQ in London
  • Jan 31 Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, ends term as deputy director of CIA

Music concertMusic Concert

Feb 1 Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself in concert

Rocker Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison
  • Feb 1 US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
  • Feb 1 US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
  • Feb 1 WPGH TV channel 53 in Pittsburgh, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 2 KMST TV channel 46 in Monterey-Salinas, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • Feb 2 Stan Coveleski & Waite Hoyt are voted into baseball Hall of Fame
  • Feb 3 "Canterbury Tales" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 122 performances
  • Feb 3 Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill announces the dissolution of the Stormont parliament and the holding of new elections

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 4 The Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat chairman of the PLO

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Feb 4 41,163, then largest NBA crowd, watches doubleheader Cin-Det, SD-Bost
  • Feb 4 Beatles appoint Eastman & Eastman, as general cousel to Apple

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Feb 4 John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders

Football Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
Football Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • Feb 4 Lonne Elder's "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 5 "Turn-On," debuts & cancelled by ABC after flopping so badly
  • Feb 5 US population reaches 200 million
  • Feb 5 Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, vp, gm & head coach of Redskins
  • Feb 6 Jerry Herman's "Dear World" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 132 performances
  • Feb 6 The New Ulster Movement forms, promoting moderate and non-sectarian policies and to assist those candidates who support Northern Ireland Prime MinisterTerence O'Neill,

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Feb 7 "This Is Tom Jones" debuts on ABC TV

Singer Tom Jones
Tom Jones
  • Feb 7 Al-Fatah-leader Yasser Arafat becomes president of PLO
  • Feb 7 Diane Crump becomes 1st woman jockey at a major US racetrack (Hialeah)
  • Feb 7 The original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is removed from service.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,336

  • Jan 1 Morris Chestnut, actor (Boyz N the Hood)
  • Jan 1 Reemt Pyka, Bremerhaven GER, hockey forward (Team Germany)
  • Jan 1 Christi Paul, American news anchor
  • Jan 1 Verne Troyer, American actor
  • Jan 1 Nicolle Dickson, Australian actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 2 Christy Turlington, model (Calvin Klein Eternity), born in San Francisco, California

Supermodel Christy Turlington
Christy Turlington
  • Jan 2 Rick Tabaracci, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jan 2 Robert Svehla, Martin Cze, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers, Slovakia)
  • Jan 2 Stephen Davies, Aust field hockey forward/vice capt (Oly-sil-92, 96)
  • Jan 2 Karl-Heinz Grasser, Austrian politician
  • Jan 2 Glen Johnson, Jamaican boxer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 2 Tommy Morrison, American boxer, (d. 2013)

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • Jan 3 Matt LaBounty, defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jan 3 Nikki Nelson, Topaz Lake Nev, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
  • Jan 3 Steve Poapst, Cornwall, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 3 Michael Schumacher, Hurth, Germany, Formula One racing driver (seven time world champion)

Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • Jan 4 Corie Blount, NBA forward (LA Lakers)
  • Jan 4 Kees van Wonderen, Dutch soccer player (NEC/NAC)
  • Jan 4 Lindsay Kennedy, actor (Jeb-Little House on the Prairie), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jan 5 David Dixon, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jan 5 Derrick Ned, NFL fullback (NO Saints)
  • Jan 5 Kurt Barber, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
  • Jan 5 Marilyn Manson, singer/musician
  • Jan 5 Paul McGillion, Scottish actor
  • Jan 6 Alvin Morman, Rockingham NC, pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Jan 6 Jason Childs, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
  • Jan 6 Nick A'Hern, Australian 20k walker (Olympics-22-92, 96)
  • Jan 6 Norman Reedus, American model and actor
  • Jan 7 Chris Hatcher, US baseball outfielder (Houston Astros)
  • Jan 7 Erric Pegram, NFL running back (Pit Steelers, NY Giants, San Diego Chargers)
  • Jan 7 Todd Kinchen, NFL wide receiver (St Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 7 David Yost, American actor
  • Jan 8 Brian Boehringer, pitcher (NY Yankees), born in St Louis, Missouri

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 8 R. Kelly [Robert Sylvester Kelly], American R&B singer (I Wish I Could Fly), born in Chicago, Illinois

R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly
  • Jan 8 Jeff Abercrombie, American musician
  • Jan 9 Domingo Jean, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Houston Astros)
  • Jan 9 Johanna Ikonen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
  • Jan 10 Doug E Doug, rapper/comedian (Operation Dumbo Drop, Jungle Fever)
  • Jan 10 Juanita Clayton, Manitou Manitoba, softball catcher (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 11 Darren Anderson, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • Jan 11 Dave Cruikshank, Northbrook Ill, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
  • Jan 11 Frank Robinson, WLAF defensive back (Scottish Claymores)
  • Jan 11 Reemt Pyka, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
  • Jan 11 Kyle Richards, American actress
  • Jan 12 Cam Russell, Halifax, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • Jan 12 Robert Prosinečki, Croatian footballer
  • Jan 13 Andre Cason, US runner (world record 50 indoor)
  • Jan 13 Dan Footman, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jan 13 John Flannery, guard/corner (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jan 13 Katarzyna Nowak, Lodz Poland, tennis star (1994 Futures France)
  • Jan 13 Kevin Foster, US baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • Jan 13 Orlando Miller, Changionola Panama, infielder (Houston Astros)
  • Jan 13 Robert Wilson, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jan 13 Stephen Hendry, Edinburgh, Scottish professional snooker player
  • Jan 14 Dave Grohl, drummer (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)
  • Jan 14 David Webb, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jan 14 Jason Kent Bateman, Rye NY, actor (David-Valerie, Hogan Family)
  • Jan 14 Martin Bicknell, cricketer (England pace bowler 1993)
  • Jan 14 Rico Smith, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns)
  • Jan 15 Adam Burt, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jan 15 Delino DeShields, Seaford DE, infielder (Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers)
  • Jan 15 Demetra Hampton, actress (Valentina)
  • Jan 15 Leonard Wheeler, NFL safety/cornerback (Cin Bengals, Minnesota Vikings)
  • Jan 15 Marsha Miller, WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1995), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jan 15 Rob van Dijk, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Jan 15 Rod de Highden, Australian 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 15 Siupeli Malamala, NFL guard/tackle (NY Jets)
  • Jan 16 Chelan Kozak, Revelstoke BC, equestrian (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 16 Roy Jones, Light-MW boxer (Olympic-silver-1988), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • Jan 17 Lukas Moodysson, Swedish film writer and director
  • Jan 17 Naveen Andrews, British actor
  • Jan 17 Tijs Verwest, (DJ Tiësto) Dutch DJ
  • Jan 18 Larry Webster, defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Jan 18 Marvin Pope, CFL defensive end (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jan 18 Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer
  • Jan 18 Dave Bautista, American professional wrestler
  • Jan 19 Andrew Murray Stone, Open 470 sailor (Olympics-96), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jan 19 Junior Seau, NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers), (d. 2012)
  • Jan 19 Luc Longley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • Jan 19 Orlando Palmeiro, Hoboken NJ, outfielder (California Angels)
  • Jan 19 Predrag Mijatović, Yugoslavian footballer
  • Jan 19 Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-born American author
  • Jan 19 Steve Staunton, Irish footballer
  • Jan 20 Andre Romal Cason, Virginia Beach VA, 100m runner
  • Jan 20 Melissa Rivers, TV hostess (MTV, CBS Morning News), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 20 Tia Marie Zorne, Miss Nevada-America (1991), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jan 20 Patrick K. Kroupa, American computer hacker
  • Jan 20 Nicky Wire, British Musician (Manic Street Preachers)
  • Jan 21 Ashley Sheppard, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jan 21 Matt Willig, NFL tackle/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Jets)
  • Jan 21 Rusty Greer, Ft Rucker AL, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
  • Jan 21 Ted Long, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jan 21 Karina Lombard, American actress
  • Jan 21 Tsubaki Nekoi, Japanese manga artist
  • Jan 22 Olivia d'Abo, actress (Wonder Years, Single Guy), born London, England
  • Jan 22 Christina Marie Leardini, playmate (Apr, 1991), born in St Petersburg, Florida
  • Jan 22 Keith Gordon, US baseball outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
  • Jan 22 Ousmane Bary, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)
  • Jan 22 Shelley Sandie, Australian basketball guard (Olympics-88, 96)
  • Jan 22 Vinnie Clark, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 16 Country singer Tammy Wynette (26) weds musician George Jones (37)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • Mar 8 Marriage of 12 year old Marcella Rosciglione in Palermo

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 8 CEO of McDonald's Ray Kroc (66) weds philanthropist Joan Mansfield (40)

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 12 Paul McCartney marries Linda Louise Eastman in London

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 20 Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 11 Future South African president F. W. de Klerk marries Marike Willemse

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk

HeartWedding of Interest

May 4 Actor Dustin Hoffman (31) weds actress Anne Byrne (25)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 19 Baseball manager Leo Durocher (63) weds socialite Lynne Walker Goldblatt (40) at the Ambassador West Hotel in Chicago

Baseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher
Baseball Player and Manager
Leo Durocher

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 22 Writer and producer R. L. Stine (25) weds editor Jane Waldhorn

Children's Book Writer R. L. Stine
Children's Book Writer
R. L. Stine
  • Jul 26 "The 5th Dimension" lead vocalist Marilyn McCoo (25) weds fellow bandmate Billy Davis, Jr. (31)

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 10 Economist Robert F. Engle (26) weds psychologist Marianne Eger

Economist Robert F. Engle
Robert F. Engle
  • Sep 8 Polish politician and trade-union organizer Lech Walesa (25) weds Danuta Golos (20)

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 24 "Love Story" actress Ali MacGraw (30) weds film producer Robert Evans (39)

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 12 Director Blake Edwards (47) weds "The Sound of Music" actress Julie Andrews (34) in Beverly Hills

Actress/Singer Julie Andrews
Julie Andrews
  • Dec 17 50m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 18 Actor Rod Taylor (39) divorces model Mary Hilem after 5 years of marriage

Actor Rod Taylor
Rod Taylor

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 292

  • Jan 1 Barton Maclane, actor (Gen Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 68
  • Jan 1 Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (b. 1888)
  • Jan 2 Georges Renevant, actor (Cornered), dies after long illness at 74
  • Jan 3 Howard McNear, actor (Irma La Douce), dies after long illness at 63
  • Jan 3 Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (b. 1909)
  • Jan 4 Montague Fawcett Phillips, composer, dies at 83
  • Jan 4 Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (b. 1908)
  • Jan 5 Franz T Csokor, Austria author (Gottes General), dies at 83
  • Jan 5 Tom Aherne, actor (Hustler, April Fools), dies of influenza in NY
  • Jan 8 Albert Hill, British athlete (b. 1889)
  • Jan 9 Ladislav Vycpalek, composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 10 John Brownlee, Australian tenor (b. 1900)
  • Jan 11 Richmal Crompton, British author (b. 1890)
  • Jan 13 Fred Price, cricket wicket-keep (England, v Aust Headingley 1938), dies
  • Jan 13 Wilton Graff, actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn), dies at 65
  • Jan 15 Theodor Werner, German painter, dies at 82
  • Jan 16 Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20
  • Jan 16 Vernon Duke, American composer (Taking a Chance on Love), dies at 65
  • Jan 17 Grazyna Bacewicz, composer, dies at 59
  • Jan 18 Hans Freyer, German sociologist (b. 1887)
  • Jan 19 Charles Winninger, actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island), dies at 84
  • Jan 23 Jaroslav Kricka, composer, dies at 86
  • Jan 24 Pauline Hall, composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 24 Tom Zachary, baseball pitcher (Wash Senators), dies at 72
  • Jan 25 Irene Castle, English dancer (b. 1887)
  • Jan 27 Charles Winninger, actor (Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 82
  • Jan 27 Hanns Jelinek, composer, dies at 67
  • Jan 30 Allan Welsh Dulles, US diplomat/director (CIA 1953-61), dies at 75
  • Jan 30 Dominique G Pire, clergyman, (Europe village Nobel 1958), dies at 58
  • Jan 31 Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 31 Meher Baba, Indian guru (b. 1894)
  • Feb 2 Boris Karloff, [Pratt], British actor (Frankenstein), dies at 81
  • Feb 2 Giovanni Martinelli, opera singer (NY Met), dies at 83
  • Feb 3 Eduardo C Mondlane, president of Mozambique, murdered
  • Feb 5 Thelma Ritter, American actress (All About Eve, Pillow Talk), dies at 63
  • Feb 7 Bainbridge Crist, composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 9 Manuel Plaza Reyes, Chilean marathoner (Oly-gold 1928), dies at 68
  • Feb 9 [George] Gabby Hayes, actor (Albuquerque, Colorado), dies at 83
  • Feb 11 James Lanphier, actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), dies at 48
  • Feb 12 Johanna EFG Tourniaire, actress (Potasch & Perlemoer), dies at 80
  • Feb 14 Vito Genovese, US mafia chief, dies at 71
  • Feb 14 Wolfe Barzell, actor (Blue Angel), dies of heart attack at 72
  • Feb 18 Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premier of (Yugoslavia 1939-4.), dies at 76
  • Feb 19 Madge Blake, American actress (b. 1899)
  • Feb 20 Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor/composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 20 Jack Ingram, actor (Law of the West), dies of heart attack at 66
  • Feb 21 Jose de Capriles, Mexican-born US Olympic fencer, dies
  • Feb 23 Abd al-Aziz Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud, King Saudia, dies at 67
  • Feb 23 Joseph Messner, composer, dies at 75
  • Feb 24 Kenneth Green, actor (Penrod), dies of heart attack at 61
  • Feb 25 Jan Zajic, Czech student, self incinerates
  • Feb 26 Karl Jaspers, German psychiatrist/philosopher, dies at 86
  • Feb 26 Levi Eshkol, [Sjkolnik], Israeli Prime Minister (1963-69), dies in office of a heart attack at 73
  • Feb 27 John Boles, actor (Stella Dallas, Curly Top), dies at 73
  • Feb 27 Marius Barbeau, French Canadian folklorist (b. 1883)
  • Mar 4 Nicholas Schenck, Russian-born film empresario (b. 1881)
  • Mar 6 Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (b. 1952)
  • Mar 9 Riad, chief of staff (Egyptian army), dies
  • Mar 9 Richard Crane, actor (Surfside 6), dies at 50
  • Mar 11 John Wyndham, [Parkes Lucas B Harris], author (Chrysalids), dies at 65
  • Mar 13 Felix Locher, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies at 86
  • Mar 14 Ben Shahn, US painter, dies at 70
  • Mar 15 Miles Malleson, actor/writer (Postman's Knock), dies at 80
  • Mar 18 Barbara Bates, actress (Kathy-It's a Great Life), dies at 43
  • Mar 19 Theodor Schaefer, Czech composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 20 Henri Longchambon, French politician (b. 1896)
  • Mar 21 Gerhart Fritsch, writer, dies at 44
  • Mar 22 Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], Czech actor (3rd Man, Golem), dies at 78
  • Mar 23 Rudolf Pannwitz, German author/philosopher (Urblik), dies at 87
  • Mar 24 Joseph Kasavubu, president Congo (1960-65), dies at about 55
  • Mar 25 Alan Mowbray, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), dies at 72
  • Mar 25 Max Eastman, American critic/essayist (Love and Revolution), dies at 86
  • Mar 25 Norman Gallichan, cricketer (one Test for NZ, 30 & 2, 3-113), dies
  • Mar 25 Billy Cotton, British bandleader & entertainer (b. 1889)
  • Mar 26 Günther Weisenborn, German writer and German Resistence fighter, dies at 66
  • Mar 27 B[runo] Traven, writer (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), writer whose identity is disputed, dies at possibly 87

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 28 Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US President (R, 1953-61) and WWII general, dies of a congestive heart failure at 78

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Mar 28 Aryeh Levin [Reb Aryeh], Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 84
  • Mar 30 Lucien Bianchi, Belgian auto racer, dies at 34
  • Apr 2 Fortunio Bonanova, actor (My Best Gal, Havana Rose), dies at 74
  • Apr 3 Rex Evans, actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara), dies at 65
  • Apr 5 Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier, French author (La Peur), dies at 73
  • Apr 5 Romulo Gallegos, Venezuela author/president (1947-48), dies at 84
  • Apr 5 Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (b. 1903)
  • Apr 5 Shelby Storck, American television producer (b. 1917)
  • Apr 8 Arthur Walter Kramer, composer, dies at 78
  • Apr 8 Denton Cooley, heart transplant patient, recieved 1st fully artificial heart, dies at 48
  • Apr 10 Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (b. 1893)
  • Apr 11 Ludvig Irgens Jensen, composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 15 Victoria von Battenberg, wife of Spanish king Alfonso, dies at 81
  • Apr 18 Piotr F Scharoff, Russ/Italian actor/director (Chechov), dies at 82
  • Apr 23 Krzystzof Komeda, composer, dies at 37
  • Apr 25 Margarita Xirgu, actress (Bloody Wedding), dies at 80
  • Apr 26 Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of aikido (b. 1883)
  • Apr 27 Dino Terranova, actor (Young Dillinger), dies at 65
  • Apr 27 René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (b. 1919)
  • Apr 28 Johannes Rontgen, composer, dies at 70
  • May 1 Ella Logan, actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man), dies at 56
  • May 1 George Parker, cricketer (2 Tests for South Africa 1924), dies
  • May 2 Franz JHMM von Papen, German chancellor (1932), dies at 89