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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 724

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 perfs
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 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
Singer-songwriter Neil YoungSinger-songwriter Neil Young Jan 6th - Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days
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 perfs
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
Politician, statesman Henry KissingerPolitician, statesman Henry Kissinger 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
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
Jan 15th - George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord"
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
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison 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
Jan 19th - The Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial
Jan 19th - NHL Writers' Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Association
Jan 20th - Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8)
Jan 20th - John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan
Jan 21st - "Alias Smith & Jones" premieres on ABC TV
Musician and Beatle John LennonMusician and Beatle John Lennon Jan 22nd - John Lennon & Yoko Ono record "Power to the People"
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
Jan 25th - Phila mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar
Jan 25th - WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower 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 hit #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 - There is 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 - Bernard Watt (28), a Catholic civilian, is shot and killed by the British Army (BA) during street disturbances in Ardoyne, Belfast
Feb 6th - The Irish Republican Army shoots and kills Gunner Robert Curtis, the first British soldier to die during the 'Troubles'
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, Edmonton Alberta, softball pitcher (Olympics-96)
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 reciever (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
Jan 9th - Elizabeth Punsalan, Syracuse NY, American ice skater (Oly-15-94)
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)
Singer-Songwriter Mary Jane BligeSinger-Songwriter Mary Jane Blige (Jan 11th) Jan 11th - Mary Jane Blige, New York, American R&B singer-songwriter
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

Weddings 1 - 13 of 13

Horror Author Stephen KingHorror Author Stephen King (Jan 7th) Jan 7th - American horror, sci-fi and fantasy author Stephen King marries Tabitha Spruce, author and activist
Feb 5th - Actress Judi Dench (36) weds actor Michael Williams (35) at St Mary's Catholic Church in Hampstead, London
Mar 4th - Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau (51) weds author/actress Margaret Joan Sinclair (23) at a private ceremony in North Vancouver, Canada
May 12th - Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger (27) weds actress and model Bianca Pérez-Mora Macia (26) at St Tropez Town Hall, France
May 28th - NBA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (24) weds school teacher Janice Brown
Jun 12th - Tricia Nixon & Edward F Cox marry at White House
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
Aug 5th - Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (22) weds actor Helmuth Sommer
Singer Donna SummerSinger Donna Summer (Aug 5th) Oct 27th - Steve Garvey weds Cynthia Truhan
Nov 11th - Swedish director and writer Ingmar Bergman (53) weds actress Ingrid von Rosen (41)
Nov 27th - MLB center fielder Willie Mays (40) weds Mae Louise Allen in Mexico City
Dec 24th - Professional boxer George Foreman (22) weds Adrienne Calhoun

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

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

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 317

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
Department Store Founder James Cash PenneyDepartment Store Founder James Cash Penney (Feb 12th) Feb 12th - James Cash Penney, US founder (J C Penney), dies at 95
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, cricket keeper (S Afr in 2 Tests in 30's), dies
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
Governor of New York Thomas DeweyGovernor of New York Thomas Dewey (Mar 16th) Mar 16th - Thomas E. Dewey, US president candidate (R 1944, 48), dies of a heart attack at 68
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, 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
Composer Igor StravinskyComposer Igor Stravinsky (Apr 6th) Apr 6th - Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies of pneumonia at 88
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, composer, 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

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