What Happened in 1971

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 725

  • Jan 1st Cigarette advertisements banned on TV
  • Jan 1st 57th Rose Bowl: #12 Stanford beats #2 Ohio State, 27-17
  • Jan 1st 37th Sugar Bowl: #4 Tennessee beats #11 Air Force, 34-13
  • Jan 1st 37th Orange Bowl: #3 Nebraska beats #5 LSU, 17-12
  • Jan 2nd A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66
  • Jan 3rd "President's Daughter" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Jan 3rd AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17
  • Jan 3rd NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 17-10
  • Jan 4th Dr Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected governor of Virgin Is
  • Jan 4th Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State victims
  • Jan 4th Philadelphia's Veteran's Stadium dedicated
  • Jan 5th 1st one-day international, Australia v England at the MCG
  • Jan 5th Globetrotters lose 100-99 to NJ Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak
  • Jan 5th Body of US heavyweight Charles "Sonny" Liston (36) found; he had been dead for an estimated 6 days.
  • Jan 6th Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
  • Jan 6th Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate

Music concertMusic Concert

Jan 6th Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days

Singer-songwriter Neil Young
Neil Young
  • Jan 7th -40°F (-40°C), Hawley Lake, Ariz (state record)
  • Jan 8th 29 pilot whales beach themselves & die at San Clemente Island, Calif
  • Jan 8th Voyageurs National Park, Minn, established
  • Jan 9th "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic NYC after 19 perf
  • Jan 10th "Light, Lively & Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • Jan 10th Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur
  • Jan 10th Irish Republican Army (IRA) carry out a 'punishment attack', tarring and feathering 4 men accused of criminal activities in Belfast
  • Jan 11th Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, sufferes a heart attack, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves
  • Jan 12th "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
  • Jan 12th "Soon" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Jan 12th Congressional Black Caucus organizes

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Jan 12th US Federal grand jury indicts Rev Philip Berrigan & 5 others, including a nun & 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • Jan 12th Negotiations over price of petroleum begin in Tehran between 6 OPEC Persian Gulf states and 22 oil companies
  • Jan 12th 2 bombs explode at UK Employment Secretary Robert Carr's home
  • Jan 12th 21st NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 108-107 at San Diego
  • Jan 13th "Soon" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Jan 14th John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs
  • Jan 15th "Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 19 performances
  • Jan 15th Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt

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Jan 15th George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Jan 16th Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7)
  • Jan 17th Super Bowl V: Balt Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Chuck Howley, Dallas, LB
  • Jan 17th At a party conference in Dublin, Sinn Féin end their 65 year abstentionist policy and agree that any elected representative could take their seat at the Dáil
  • Jan 18th Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in NY, to become WWF champ
  • Jan 18th Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling
  • Jan 19th "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances
  • Jan 19th 24th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston

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Jan 19th The Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial

Murderer Charles Manson
Charles Manson
  • Jan 19th NHL Writers' Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Association
  • Jan 20th Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8)

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jan 20th John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan

Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Jan 21st "Alias Smith & Jones" premieres on ABC TV

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Jan 22nd John Lennon and Yoko Ono record "Power to the People"

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
Artist & Musician Yoko Ono
Artist & Musician
Yoko Ono
  • Jan 23rd -80°F (-62°C) in Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska (US record)
  • Jan 23rd 4th ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 122 at Carolina
  • Jan 23rd UCLA loses to Notre Dame, UCLA then wins next 88 games in a row
  • Jan 23rd Riots break out in the Shankill Road area of Belfast, North Ireland
  • Jan 23rd Britain allowed to sell arms to S. Africa, after Commonwealth Conference in Singapore ends in compromise
  • Jan 24th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-6
  • Jan 25th Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders
  • Jan 25th Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state
  • Jan 25th Military coup in Uganda under Gen Idi Amin Dada

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Jan 25th Philadelphia mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jan 25th WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 25th The 170 delegates of the Ulster Unionist Council (UUC) call for the resignation of Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark
  • Jan 26th Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts law against limitation of war crimes
  • Jan 27th Montgomery St Station, last link in Bay Area Rapid Transit in San Francisco, 'holed thru'
  • Jan 27th The body of a man who had been shot dead is found in Belfast
  • Jan 28th 1971 NFL Draft: Jim Plunkett from University of Stanford first pick by New England Patriots
  • Jan 29th Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, v England at Adelaide
  • Jan 30th "Ari" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 19 performances
  • Jan 30th Dennis Lillee takes 5-84 in his 1st Test bowl, v England
  • Jan 30th UCLA starts 88 basketball game win streak
  • Jan 31st "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison hits #1 on UK pop chart
  • Jan 31st Apollo 14 launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands
  • Jan 31st Jake Beckley, Joe Kelley, Harry Hooper, Rube Marquard, Chick Hafey
  • Jan 31st US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
  • Jan 31st US male Figure Skating championship won by John Misha Petkevich
  • Jan 31st & Dave Bancroft & George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • Feb 2nd US Congressional Black Caucus organizes with Charles C. Diggs Jr. its first Chair
  • Feb 2nd Idi Amin ousts Milton Obote to become dictator of Uganda
  • Feb 3rd KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • Feb 3rd A series of house searches by the British Army in Catholic areas of Belfast, resulting in serious rioting and gun battles
  • Feb 3rd OPEC mandates "total embargo" against any company that rejects 55 percent tax rate
  • Feb 4th Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks
  • Feb 4th British car maker Rolls Royce declared itself bankrupt
  • Feb 4th Government exhibit under construction in Brazil collapses, kills 65
  • Feb 4th National Guard mobilized to quell rioting in Wilmington NC
  • Feb 4th Lieutenant-General Vernon Erskine-Crum becomes General Officer Commanding of the British Army in Northern Ireland
  • Feb 5th Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro Alan Shepard & Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hrs
  • Feb 5th 28th Golden Globes: Love Story, George C. Scott, & Ali MacGraw win
  • Feb 6th 1st time a golf ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard)
  • Feb 6th The Irish Republican Army shoots and kills Gunner Robert Curtis, the first British soldier to die during the 'Troubles'
  • Feb 6th Bernard Watt (28), a Catholic civilian, is shot and killed by the British Army (BA) during street disturbances in Ardoyne, Belfast
  • Feb 6th James Saunders (22), a member of the IRA, is shot and killed by the British Army during a gun battle near the Oldpark Road, Belfast
  • Feb 7th Switzerland votes in women's suffrage
  • Feb 8th Pedro Morales beats Ivan Koloff in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ
  • Feb 8th South Vietnamese troops invade Laos
  • Feb 8th The Nasdaq stock market index debuts.
  • Feb 9th Apollo 14 returns to Earth
  • Feb 9th Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family
  • Feb 9th Quake in San Fernando Valley kills 64 & causes over $½B damage
  • Feb 9th Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball HOF

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,522

  • Jan 1st Beno Bryant, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jan 1st Bobby Holik, Jihlava Cze, NHL left wing (NJ Devils, Team Czech Rep)
  • Jan 1st Bridget Pettis, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
  • Jan 1st Kevin Lee, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
  • Jan 1st Kevin Mitchell, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
  • Jan 1st Sammie Henson, American wrestler
  • Jan 2nd Aamer Nazir, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler 1993- )
  • Jan 2nd Aaron Williams, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics)
  • Jan 2nd Brad Parpan, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
  • Jan 2nd Horace Copeland, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Jan 2nd Robert O' Neal, WLAF DB (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jan 2nd Taye Diggs, American actor
  • Jan 2nd Lisa Harrison, American basketball player
  • Jan 3rd Cory Cross, Lloydminster, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • Jan 3rd Ku'ualoha Taylor, Hawaii, Miss USA (Hawaii-Miss Congeniality-1996)
  • Jan 3rd Rene van Rijswijk, Dutch soccer player (RKC)
  • Jan 4th Carlos Perez, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • Jan 4th Deb Sonnenberg, softball pitcher (Olympics-96), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Jan 4th Errol Brown, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jan 4th Garrison Hearst, NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals, SF 49ers)
  • Jan 4th Jeremy Licht, actor (Mark-Valerie/Hogan Family), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 4th Orlanda Truitt, wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jan 4th Richard Chee Quee, cricketer (NSW opening batsman Fiji/Chin ancestry)
  • Jan 4th Junichi Kakizaki, Japanese artist, sculptor
  • Jan 5th Eric Smith, NFL/WLAF wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Scotland Claymores)
  • Jan 5th Hillary Butler, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Jan 5th Jason Bates, Downey CA, infielder (Colorado Rockies)
  • Jan 5th Mayuko Takata, Japanese actress
  • Jan 6th Jed DeVries, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns)
  • Jan 6th Mike Wells, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
  • Jan 6th Myron Baker, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • Jan 6th Gary Wiseman, American punk-rock drummer
  • Jan 7th Bobby Hamilton, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals, NY Jets)
  • Jan 7th Masato Itai, WLAF wide receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Jan 7th Todd Yeaman, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
  • Jan 7th C.W. Anderson, American professional wrestler
  • Jan 7th Tina Anderson, American comic book writer
  • Jan 8th Billy Joe Hobert, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jan 8th Branislav Janos, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
  • Jan 8th Brenda Lee Armstrong, Albert Lea Minn, Miss Minn-America (1991)
  • Jan 8th Brook Mahealani Lee, Miss Universe/Miss USA (1997-Hawaii)
  • Jan 8th Darren Langdon, Deere Lake, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
  • Jan 8th Jason Giambi, West Covina CA, infielder (Oakland A's)
  • Jan 8th Roosevelt Potts, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jan 8th Stephane Barin, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • Jan 8th Pascal Zuberbühler, Swiss footballer
  • Jan 9th Bill Schroeder, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Jan 9th Elizabeth Punsalan, American ice skater (Oly-15-94), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Jan 9th Scott Thornton, London, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
  • Jan 9th Daniel Dumile, American hip hop artist
  • Jan 9th Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian author
  • Jan 9th Yusuke Naora, Japanese game art director
  • Jan 10th Guylaine Cloutier, Levis QUE, 100m breaststroke swimmer (Oly-4-92, 96)
  • Jan 10th Sergi Bruguera, Italy, tennis star
  • Jan 11th Alexander Delgado, Palmerejo Venezuela, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
  • Jan 11th Karmeeleyah McGill, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 11th Mary Jane Blige, New York, American R&B singer-songwriter

Singer-Songwriter Mary Jane Blige
Mary Jane Blige
  • Jan 11th Noah Cantor, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jan 11th Stephen Smith, high jumper, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jan 12th Andy Fox, infielder (NY Yankees), born in Sacramento, California
  • Jan 12th Oscar Sturgis, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jan 12th Scott Burrell, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets)
  • Jan 12th Shane Dronett, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos)
  • Jan 13th Elmer Dessens, Hermosillo Mexico, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
  • Jan 13th John Mallory Asher, American film actor/director
  • Jan 14th Antonios Nikopolidis, Greek footballer
  • Jan 14th Lasse Kjus, Norwegian skier
  • Jan 15th LeShon Johnson, running back (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Jan 15th Regina King, actress (Brenda Jenkins-227), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 16th Josh Evans, actor (Ricochett, The Doors)
  • Jan 16th Jukka-Pekka Nummi, WLAF cornerback (Scottish Claymores)
  • Jan 16th Junior Bryant, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
  • Jan 16th Michel Kreek, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
  • Jan 16th Scott Williams, Orange California, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 16th Sergei Bruguera, Spain, tennis star
  • Jan 16th Ulrich van Gobbel, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
  • Jan 17th Derek Plante, Cloquet, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres)
  • Jan 17th Peter Winter, Australian decathlete (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 17th Tyler Houston, US baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • Jan 17th Kid Rock, American singer
  • Jan 17th Richard Burns, English rally driver (d. 2005)
  • Jan 17th Leonardo Ciampa, Italian-American musician
  • Jan 17th Youki Kudoh, Japanese actress
  • Jan 17th Ann Wolfe, female boxer
  • Jan 18th Andre Coleman, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jan 18th Greg Engel, NFL center (San Diego Chargers)
  • Jan 18th Jonathan Davis, American singer (KoЯn)
  • Jan 18th Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver
  • Jan 18th Josep Guardiola, Spanish footballer
  • Jan 18th Seamus O'Regan, Canadian broadcast journalist
  • Jan 18th Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan author and journalist, born in Nakuru, Rift Valley
  • Jan 19th Jeff Juden, Salem MA, baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, SF Giants)
  • Jan 19th Maurice Hofman, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
  • Jan 19th Reggie Brooks, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
  • Jan 19th Shawn Wayans, actor (In Living Color)
  • Jan 19th John Wozniak, American singer and songwriter (Marcy Playground)
  • Jan 20th Alan Young, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
  • Jan 20th Andrei Skabelka, NHL forward (Belarus, Oly-98)
  • Jan 20th Johnny Mitchell, NFL tight end (NY Jets)
  • Jan 20th Karin Smith, Miss Minnesota USA (1996)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 7th American horror, sci-fi and fantasy author Stephen King marries Tabitha Spruce, author and activist

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 5th Actress Judi Dench (36) weds actor Michael Williams (35) at St Mary's Catholic Church in Hampstead, London

Actress Judi Dench
Judi Dench

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 4th Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau (51) weds author/actress Margaret Joan Sinclair (23) at a private ceremony in North Vancouver, Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau
Prime Minister of Canada
Pierre Trudeau

HeartWedding of Interest

May 12th Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger (27) weds actress and model Bianca Pérez-Mora Macia (26) at St Tropez Town Hall, France

Rock Star Mick Jagger
Rock Star
Mick Jagger

HeartWedding of Interest

May 28th NBA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (24) weds school teacher Janice Brown

  • Jun 12th Tricia Nixon & Edward F Cox marry at White House

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 6th ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus (26) weds fellow singer Agnetha Faltskog (21)

  • Jul 19th "The Who" lead singer Roger Daltrey (27) weds model Heather Taylor

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 5th Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (22) weds actor Helmuth Sommer

Singer Donna Summer
Donna Summer

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 5th Television producer Lorne Michaels (26) weds comedy writer Rosie Shuster (21)

Television Producer Lorne Michaels
Television Producer
Lorne Michaels
  • Oct 27th Steve Garvey weds Cynthia Truhan

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 11th Swedish director and writer Ingmar Bergman (53) weds actress Ingrid von Rosen (41)

Director, Writer Ingmar Bergman
Director, Writer
Ingmar Bergman

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 27th MLB center fielder Willie Mays (40) weds Mae Louise Allen in Mexico City

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 24th Professional boxer George Foreman (22) weds Adrienne Calhoun

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Famous Divorces

  • Jan 11th 1st "Quickie" Divorce granted in UK

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 313

  • Jan 1st Saint Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian Orthodox Christian Saint (b. 1894)
  • Jan 2nd Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (b. 1906)
  • Jan 2nd Richard Maxwell (Dick) Haldane, South African trade unionist, dies at 62
  • Jan 4th Arthur Ford, American clairaudient (b. 1896)
  • Jan 5th Douglas Shearer, Canadian film engineer (b. 1899)
  • Jan 5th Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, American oceanographer, dies at 66
  • Jan 7th Dick Kollmar, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), dies at 60
  • Jan 7th Madame Spivy [LeVoe], actress (All Fall Down), dies at 64
  • Jan 8th Adriano Lualdi, composer, dies at 85
  • Jan 9th Giannis Christou, Greek composer (b. 1926)
  • Jan 9th Elmer Flick, baseball player (b. 1876)
  • Jan 10th Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer, dies at 87
  • Jan 11th I. (Irene) Rice Pereira, American abstract artist dies aged 68
  • Jan 13th Bernard "Heinz" Lammerding, Germ SS-gen/contractor (Tulle), dies at 65
  • Jan 13th Robert Still, English composer, dies at 60
  • Jan 14th Ethel Glenn Hier, composer, dies at 82
  • Jan 15th John Dall, actor (Corn is Green, Rope), dies of heart attack at 50
  • Jan 16th Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68
  • Jan 16th Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (b. 1890)
  • Jan 18th Catherine Calvert, actress (Fires of Faith), dies of stroke at 80
  • Jan 19th Harry Shields, American musician (b. 1899)
  • Jan 20th Gilbert M Anderson, actor (1st Movie Cowboy), dies at 88
  • Jan 21st Richard B Russell, (Sen-D-Ga), dies at 73
  • Jan 23rd Fritz Feigl, Austria-born chemist (b. 1871)
  • Jan 24th Bill W., American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)
  • Jan 27th Jacobo Arbenz, President of Guatemala (b. 1913)
  • Jan 28th Donald Winnicott, British psychoanalyst (b. 1896)
  • Feb 1st Jim A J Christy, cricket (10 Tests for S Af, 638 runs at 34 33), dies
  • Feb 3rd Jay C Flippen, actor (Ensign O'Toole), dies at 72
  • Feb 5th Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian premier (1952..56), dies at 78
  • Feb 11th Whitney Young Jr, National Urban League director, drowns in Nigeria
  • Feb 12th George Shelton, actor (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 86

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 12th James Cash Penney, US founder (J C Penney), dies at 95

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney
  • Feb 15th Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer, dies at 63
  • Feb 15th Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast (b. 1885)
  • Feb 17th Teddy Hart, actor (3 Men on a Horse), dies at 73
  • Feb 21st Adolph Weiss, composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 22nd Barry Macollum, actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 81
  • Feb 22nd Matt McHugh, actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast), dies at 77
  • Feb 22nd Rudolf Mauersberger, composer, dies at 82
  • Feb 23rd King Lockwood, dies of stroke at 73
  • Feb 25th Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1884)
  • Feb 26th Edward van der Merwe, South African cricket wicket keeper (2 Tests in 30's), dies at 67
  • Feb 26th Fernandel, [Contandin], French actor (Death of Champion), dies at 67
  • Feb 26th Joseph Berg, composer, dies at 43
  • Feb 26th Joseph Desire Fernandel, comedian, dies of cancer at 67
  • Feb 26th Tullio Carminati, actor (Roman Holiday, Moulin Rouge), dies at 76
  • Mar 2nd Charles W Engelhard, US silver multi-millionaire, dies at 54
  • Mar 5th Winnie Lightner, actress (Gold Dust Gertie, Sit Tight), dies at 71
  • Mar 6th Raymond Herreman, Flemish writer (Don't Forget to Live), dies at 74
  • Mar 8th Harold Lloyd, US comic/actor (Why Worry), dies of cancer at 77
  • Mar 9th Jean-Pierre Guezek, composer, dies at 36
  • Mar 10th Mabel Wheeler Daniels, composer, dies at 92
  • Mar 11th Philo T Farnsworth, US TV pioneer, dies at 64
  • Mar 11th Roy Glenn, dies in Los Angeles at 56
  • Mar 11th Whitney M Young Jr, leader (National Urban League 1961-71), dies at 49
  • Mar 13th Piero Coppola, composer, dies at 82
  • Mar 13th Rockwell Kens, US artist/painter/illustrator, dies at 88
  • Mar 15th Jean-Pierre Monseré, Belgian cyclist (b. 1948)
  • Mar 16th Bebe Daniels, actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70
  • Mar 16th Chuck Fleetwood-Smith, cricketer (Vict & Aust), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 16th Thomas E. Dewey, US president candidate (R 1944, 48), dies of a heart attack at 68

Governor of New York Thomas Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas Dewey
  • Mar 17th Ernst Bachmeister, writer, dies
  • Mar 18th George Wood, England cricket wicketkeeper (v South Africa 1924), dies
  • Mar 19th Jan Greshoff, Dutch poet/author/journalist (Last Things), dies at 82
  • Mar 19th Mary Dorna, Dutch author, dies at 79
  • Mar 22nd Martin Bodmer, writer, dies
  • Mar 23rd Armin Loos, German-born American composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 23rd Simon Vestdijk, Dutch author/poet (Brass Garden), dies at 72
  • Mar 28th Felix Wolfes, composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 29th Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1886)
  • Mar 30th Selmer Jackson, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 82
  • Mar 31st Liselotte Liselot Beekmeyer, Dutch actress (Child Crying), dies at 31
  • Apr 3rd Joseph Valachi, US gangster, dies at 66
  • Apr 3rd Manfred Bonnington Lee, [Ellery Queen], detective writer, dies at 65

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 6th Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies of pneumonia at 88

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky
  • Apr 7th Charles F Pahud de Mortanges, (Olympic-gold-1928, 32), dies at 74
  • Apr 12th Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (b. 1871)
  • Apr 12th Wynton Kelly, American jazz pianist (b. 1931)
  • Apr 13th Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1949)
  • Apr 13th Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (b. 1921)
  • Apr 14th Armand Spitz, developer of small educational planetarium, dies
  • Apr 15th Dan Reeves, American football team owner (b. 1912)
  • Apr 17th Roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 18th Masao Oki, Japanese composer (Symphony No.5 Atomic Bomb), dies at 69
  • Apr 20th Cecil Parker, actor (Court Jester, Operation Snafu), dies at 73
  • Apr 21st Edmund Lowe, actor (Front Page Detective), dies at 81
  • Apr 21st Francois "Doc" Duvalier, dictator of Haiti, dies at 64
  • Apr 23rd William Tubman, President of Liberia (1944-71), dies at 76
  • Apr 25th Max Drischner, composer, dies at 80
  • Apr 30th Elmo Roper, pollster (Roper Poll), dies at 70
  • May 1st Edith Day, actress (Romance of Air), dies at 75
  • May 1st Glenda Farrell, actress (Grand Slam, Exposed), dies at 66
  • May 4th Donald Dexter Van Slyke, US chemist (Cyanosis), dies at 88
  • May 4th Joseph Csaky, Hungarian/French sculptor, dies at 83
  • May 4th Louis de Bree, [Louis C Davids], Dutch actor (Bluejackets), dies at 87
  • May 5th Alice Tissot, actress (Italian Straw Hat), dies of cancer at 81
  • May 5th Petro Scaglione, Italian procureur-general, killed by Mafia
  • May 5th Violet Jessop, Titanic survivor (b. 1887)
  • May 6th Helene Weigel, Austrian/German actress (Metropolis), dies at 70