What Happened in 1972 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 843

  • Mar 19 LA Lakers beat Golden State Warriors, 162-99, by then record 63 pts
  • Mar 20 19 mountain climbers killed on Japan's Mount Fuji during an avalanche
  • Mar 20 S Mansholt succeeds Malfatti as chairman of European Committee
  • Mar 20 Donegall Street bombing: the Provisional Irish Republican Army detonate its first car bomb on Donegall Street in Belfast; four civilians, two RUC officers and a UDR soldier killed while 148 people were wounded
  • Mar 21 US Supreme Court rules states can't require 1-yr residency to vote
  • Mar 22 "Selling of the President" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Mar 22 Congress approves Equal Rights Amendment (never ratified)

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Mar 22 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar named NBA MVP

  • Mar 22 Nick Mileti purchases Cleve Indians for $9 million
  • Mar 22 Yankees trade Danny Cater to the Red Sox for Sparky Lyle
  • Mar 22 In Eisenstadt v. Baird the US Supreme Court rules unmarried people have same right to contraception as married people.

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Mar 23 Evel Knievel breaks 93 bones after successfully clearing 35 cars

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • Mar 23 NY Yanks agree to continue playing ball in the Bronx
  • Mar 24 Great Britain imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland
  • Mar 25 "Selling of the President" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Mar 25 34th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: UCLA beats Florida 81-76
  • Mar 25 America's LP "America" goes #1

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Mar 25 Bobby Hull becomes the 2nd NHLer to score 600 goals

NHL Legend Bobby Hull
NHL Legend
Bobby Hull
  • Mar 25 UCLA wins its 6th consecutive national basketball title
  • Mar 25 17th Eurovision Song Contest: Vicky Leandros for Luxembourg wins singing "Apres toi" in Edinburgh
  • Mar 26 "Only Fools Are Sad" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 144 performances
  • Mar 26 Betsy Cullen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic
  • Mar 26 LA Lakers broke NBA record by winning 69 of 82 games (69-13)
  • Mar 26 William Whitelaw appointed as the first Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
  • Mar 27 Adolph Rupp retires after 42 years of coaching U of Kentucky
  • Mar 27 Venera 8 launched to Venus
  • Mar 27 Ulster Vanguard organise industrial strike against the imposition of direct rule on Northern Ireland by Westminster
  • Mar 28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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Mar 28 Wilt Chamberlain plays his last pro basketball game

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • Mar 30 "Funny Thing Happened..." opens at Lunt-Fontanne NYC for 156 performances
  • Mar 30 North Vietnamese troops enter South Vietnam
  • Mar 30 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 30 Northern Ireland's Government and Parliament dissolved by the British Government and 'direct rule' from Westminster is introduced
  • Mar 31 Official Beatles Fan Club closes down

CommunicationBlack Tot Day

Mar 31 Final day of the rum ration in the Royal Canadian Navy

  • Apr 1 30,000 attend Mar Y Sol rock concert, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
  • Apr 1 Major league baseball players stages 1st collective strike

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Apr 2 44th Academy Awards: "The French Connection", Gene Hackman & Jane Fonda win

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
Actor Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman

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Apr 2 Isreali Prime Minister Menachem Begin visits Cairo

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin

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Apr 2 Tennessee Williams' "Small Craft Warnings" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
  • Apr 4 1st electric power plant fueled by garbage begins operating
  • Apr 5 Baseball season is delayed due to a strike
  • Apr 5 Mets trade Ken Singleton to Expos for Rusty Staub
  • Apr 6 Egypt drops diplomatic relations with Jordan
  • Apr 6 The Scarman Tribunal Report, an inquiry into the causes of violence during the summer of 1969 in N Ireland, is published, finding that the Royal Ulster Constabulary had been seriously at fault
  • Apr 7 Three members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) die in a premature bomb explosion in Belfast
  • Apr 8 Alvin Kallicharran scores 100* in his 1st Test Cricket innings v NZ
  • Apr 8 126th Grand National: Graham Thorner aboard Well To Do wins
  • Apr 9 "Sugar" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 506 performances

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 9 36th Masters Golf Tournament: Jack Nicklaus wins, shooting a 286

  • Apr 9 Glenn Turner (259) & Terry Jarvis make 387 opening cricket stand v WI
  • Apr 9 USSR & Iraq sign friendship treaty
  • Apr 10 7.0 earthquake kills 1/5 of population of Iranian province of Fars
  • Apr 10 US, USSR & 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons
  • Apr 10 20 days after he was kidnapped in Buenos Aires, Oberdan Sallustro is executed by communist guerrillas.
  • Apr 10 Two British soldiers are killed in a bomb attack in Derry
  • Apr 11 Benjamin L Hooks, named to FCC
  • Apr 11 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Apr 13 1st baseball players' strike ends after 13 days
  • Apr 14 "That's Entertainment" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 4 performances
  • Apr 14 The Provisional Irish Republican Army explodes twenty-four bombs in towns and cities across Northern Ireland

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Apr 15 Barbra Streisand, James Taylor, Carole King & Quincy Jones perform at a benefit for George McGovern for President

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • Apr 15 A member of the Official Irish Republican Army is shot dead by British soldiers at Joy Street in the Markets area of Belfast close to his home
  • Apr 15 A member of the British Army is shot dead by the Official IRA in the Divis area of Belfast.
  • Apr 16 "That's Entertainment" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 4 performances
  • Apr 16 1st Colgate Dinah Shore Golf Championship won by Jane Blalock
  • Apr 16 Two giant pandas arrive in US from China
  • Apr 16 Apollo 16 launched; 5th manned lunar landing (Decartes Highlands)
  • Apr 16 Chicago Cub Burt Hooton no-hits Phillies, 1-0
  • Apr 16 Two British soldiers are shot dead by the Official Irish Republican Army (OIRA) in separate incidents in Derry
  • Apr 17 76th Boston Marathon: Olavi Suomalainen of Finland 1st man in 2:15:39 and Nina Kuscsik of United States 1st woman in 3:10:26
  • Apr 17 Revised Dutch constitution proclaimed
  • Apr 17 Kiteman attempting to throw out 1st ball in Phillie Vet crashes into centerfield seats
  • Apr 18 "Lost in the Stars" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • Apr 18 The Widgery Report on 'Bloody Sunday' in Northern Ireland is published, causing outrage among the people of Derry who call it the "Widgery Whitewash"
  • Apr 19 "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" opens at Playhouse NYC for 1,065 performances
  • Apr 19 Bangladesh becomes a member of British Commonwealth
  • Apr 19 Hungary revises its constitution to declare itself a socialist state
  • Apr 19 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 19 British Prime Ministe rEdward Heath confirms that a plan to conduct an arrest operation, in the event of a riot during the march on 30 January 1972, was known to British government Ministers in advance
  • Apr 20 Apollo 16's Young & Duke land on Moon with Boeing Lunar Rover #2
  • Apr 20 Kallicharran scores his 2nd Test century in his 2nd Test Cricket
  • Apr 21 John Young & Charles Duke explores Moon (Apollo 16)
  • Apr 21 Orbiting Astronomical Observatory 4 (Copernicus) launched
  • Apr 22 Apollo astronauts John Young & Charles Duke ride on Moon
  • Apr 22 An 11-year-old boy killed by a rubber bullet fired by the British Army in Belfast; he was the first to die from a rubber bullet impact
  • Apr 23 26th Tony Awards: Sticks & Bones & 2 Gentlemen of Verona win
  • Apr 23 Apollo 16 astronauts explores Moon surface
  • Apr 23 Betty Burfeind wins LPGA Birmingham Centennital Golf Classic
  • Apr 23 The Sunday Times Insight Team publish their account of the events of 'Bloody Sunday'
  • Apr 25 Hans-Werner Grosse glides 907.7 miles (1,461 km) in an AS-W-12
  • Apr 27 Apollo 16 returns to Earth
  • Apr 27 NYC Mayor John Lindsey appeals that John Lennon not be deported
  • Apr 28 Courts award 1968 Kentucky Derby prize money to 2nd place winner due to the winner being given drugs before the race
  • Apr 30 "Arthur Godfrey Time" ends a 27 year run on radio
  • Apr 30 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies Golf Open
  • May 1 "Different Times" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • May 1 North Vietnamese troops occupy Quang Tri Activities Committee
  • May 1 Pulitzer prize awarded to Wallace Stegner (Angle of Repose)
  • May 1 Radio's Mutual Black Network premieres

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 1,409

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Feb 22 Michael Chang, Hoboken New Jersey, tennis star (1989 French Open)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • Feb 23 Greg Hill, NFL running back (KC Chiefs)
  • Feb 23 Jamie Watson, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
  • Feb 23 Ryan Grigson, NFL guard/tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • Feb 23 Steve Papin, WLAF running back (Scotland Claymores)
  • Feb 23 Steve Holy, American country singer
  • Feb 24 Larry Amar, Camarillo California, field hockey midfielder/captain (Oly-96)
  • Feb 24 Manon Rheaume, Lac Beauport Quebec, 1st female NHLer (Tampa Bay)
  • Feb 24 Patricia Regan Leines, Medford Or, Miss America (Oregon-3rd-1997)
  • Feb 24 Ron Davis, NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Feb 25 Chris Harrison, guard (Detroit Lions)
  • Feb 25 Erwin van de Looi, soccer player (Vitesse)
  • Feb 25 Sean Harris, NFL linebacker (Chicago Bears)
  • Feb 26 Clint McDaniel, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • Feb 26 Scott Turner, NFL cornerback/safety (Washington Redskins)
  • Feb 28 Melisa Moses, diver (Olympics-4th-96), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Feb 28 Scott Gragg, NFL tackle (NY Giants)
  • Feb 28 Rory Cochrane, American actor
  • Feb 29 Antonio Sabato Jr, actor (Jagger Cates-General Hospital)
  • Feb 29 Chris Devine, Allentown Pa, diver (Olympics-96)
  • Feb 29 Cyrus Beasley, Rowe NY, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • Feb 29 Fabien Bownes, NFL wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
  • Feb 29 Mark Farraway, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Feb 29 Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (d. 2002)
  • Mar 1 Omar Daal, Maracaibo Venezuela, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
  • Mar 1 Profail Grier, CFL running back (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Mar 2 Richard Ruccolo, American actor
  • Mar 3 Christian Oliver, actor (Baby Sitters Club, Brian-Saved by the Bell)
  • Mar 3 Martin Prochazka, Slany CZ, NHL forward (Czech Oly-Gold-98), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 3 Darren Anderton, English footballer
  • Mar 4 Chris Borg, Lexington SC, American canoeist (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Mar 4 Martin St Pierre, Ripon Quebec, 20k walker (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 4 Robert Smith, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings)
  • Mar 4 Sherida Pawiroredjo, Suriname Miss Indra Maju (1993)
  • Mar 4 Pae Gil-Su, North Korean gymnast
  • Mar 4 Ivy Queen, American composer and singer
  • Mar 4 Robert Smith, American footballer
  • Mar 4 Jos Verstappen, Dutch Formula One driver
  • Mar 5 Brandon Hamilton, CFL cornerback (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Mar 5 Brian Grant, NBA forward (Portland Trailblazers, Sacramento Kings)
  • Mar 5 Hernan Gumy, Buenos Aires Argentina, tennis star
  • Mar 5 Mikael Tillstrom, Sweden, tennis star
  • Mar 5 Tom Hipsz, CFL defensive tackle (Montreal Alouettes)
  • Mar 5 Luca Turilli, Italian musician (Rhapsody)
  • Mar 6 Jamal Anderson, fullback (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Mar 6 Paul Frlan, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 6 Shaquille O'Neal, NBA center (Magic, Lakers, Oly-gold-96), born in Newark, New Jersey

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • Mar 6 Susan Alexander, Silver Spring Maryland, Miss America-Maryland (1997)
  • Mar 7 Andrew Finch, rower (Olympics-1996)
  • Mar 7 Marina Hatzakis, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 7 Jang Dong-gun, South Korean actor and musician
  • Mar 7 Maxim Roy, Quebec actress
  • Mar 8 Craig Johnson, NHL left wing (LA Kings/Oly-1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Mar 8 Pat Riley, NFL defensive end (Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks)
  • Mar 8 Takuro Abe, WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Mar 8 Georgios Georgiadis, Greek footballer
  • Mar 8 Angie Hart, Australian pop singer
  • Mar 9 Marcia M Griffith, Miss America-Maryland (1996), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 9 Sara Nicole Williams, Miss USA-Washington (1997)
  • Mar 9 Spencer Howson, Australian radio broadcaster
  • Mar 9 Kerr Smith, American actor
  • Mar 10 Jack Kellogg, WLAF CB (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • Mar 10 Takashi Fujii, Japanese television performer
  • Mar 10 Matt Kenseth, American race car driver
  • Mar 11 Carl Greenwood, NFL cornerback (NY Jets)
  • Mar 11 Chris Shelling, WLAF cornerback (Rhein Fire)
  • Mar 11 Jamal Duff, NFL defensive end (NY Giants, Wash Redskins)
  • Mar 12 Alisa Castillo, Miss Nevada USA (1996)
  • Mar 12 Hector Luis Bustamante, Colombian actor
  • Mar 12 James Maritato, American professional wrestler
  • Mar 13 Avrom Smith, WLAF RB (London Monarchs)
  • Mar 13 Brian Saxton, NFL tight end (NY Giants)
  • Mar 13 Rickey Brady, NFL tight end (NO Saints)
  • Mar 13 Ryan McCoy, WLAF LB (London Monarchs)
  • Mar 13 Shea Olliff, Miss America-Georgia (1997), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • Mar 13 Trent Dilfer, NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs)
  • Mar 14 Antowain Smith, running back (Buffalo Bills)
  • Mar 14 Aris Brimanis, NHL defenseman (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mar 14 Clover Maitland, Australian field hockey goal keeper (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 14 Tom Barndt, NFL/WLAF guard (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
  • Mar 15 Casey Cristin Mizell, Miss USA-South Carolina (1997)
  • Mar 15 David Rhodes, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • Mar 15 Filip Dewulf, Belgium, tennis star
  • Mar 15 Oliver Gibson, NFL defensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Mar 15 Steve Danielson, field hockey defender (Olympics-96), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Mar 15 Mark Hoppus, American musician (+44 and blink-182)
  • Mar 17 Mia Hamm, Selma Alabama, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 17 Melissa Auf der Maur, Canadian musician
  • Mar 17 Marc Gunn, poet, podcaster, and Celtic musician (Brobdingnagian Bards)
  • Mar 18 Dane Cook, American comedian and actor
  • Mar 18 Nathan Quarry, American mixed martial arts fighter
  • Mar 19 Maria Maunder, St John's New Foundland, rower (Olympics-96)
  • Mar 20 Ajah Wilson-Ogechukwu, soccer player (Roda JC)
  • Mar 20 Alexander Kapranos, Greek-British musician (Franz Ferdinand)
  • Mar 21 (Olympics-silver-1998)
  • Mar 21 Boris Mironov, Moscow, NHL defenseman (Team Russia Oly-S-98, Edmonton)
  • Mar 21 Chris Ball, Costa Mesa California, kayak (alt-Olympics-96)
  • Mar 21 Frank West, CFL defensive back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Mar 21 John Leach, CFL running back (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Mar 21 Michele Michael, Miss Maryland USA (1996)

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 273 of 273

  • Sep 23 Carl Frank, actor (Uncle Gunnar-Mama), dies at 63
  • Sep 26 Charles J Correll, actor/voice (Calvin & the Colonel), dies at 82
  • Sep 27 Rory Storm, lead singer (Rory Storm & Hurricane), commits suicide
  • Sep 27 S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician (b. 1892)
  • Sep 28 Maurice Thiriet, composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 1 Kurt Hiller, German writer, dies at 87

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Oct 1 Louis Leakey, English anthropologist, dies at 68

Archaeologist Louis Leakey
Louis Leakey
  • Oct 4 Colin Gordon, actor (John-Baron), dies at 61
  • Oct 4 Louis S B Leakey, archaeologist/anthropologist, dies at 68
  • Oct 9 Giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter, dies at 72
  • Oct 9 Miriam Hopkins, actress (Carrie, Barbary Coast), dies at 69
  • Oct 14 Joseph Kaminski, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 16 Leo G Carroll, actor (Topper, Man From Uncle), dies at 80
  • Oct 16 Hale Boggs, U.S. Congressman from Louisiana (b. 1914)
  • Oct 17 Turk Broda, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1914)
  • Oct 17 Prince George of Yugoslavia (b. 1887)
  • Oct 17 Billy Williams, American singer (b. 1910)
  • Oct 18 Ken Wishart, cricketer (WI opening batsman in one Test 1935), dies
  • Oct 20 Harlow Shapley, astronomer (Sun's position in galaxy), dies at 86
  • Oct 22 Kurt Edzard, German sculptor (nudist/portraits), dies

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Oct 24 Jackie Robinson, 1st African American baseball player (Bkln Dodgers), dies at 53

Baseball Player Jackie Robinson
Baseball Player
Jackie Robinson
  • Oct 25 Norman Norell [Levinson], US fashion designer, dies at 72

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Oct 26 Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aviation pioneer and helicopter builder, dies at 83

Aviator Igor Sikorsky
Igor Sikorsky
  • Oct 27 Lew Parker, actor (Lou Marie-That Girl), dies a day before turning 65
  • Oct 30 Alan Roth, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 68
  • Oct 31 Bill Durnan, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1916)

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Nov 1 Ezra Loomis Pound, US poet (Throne), dies at 87

  • Nov 5 Reginald Owen, actor (Above Suspicion, Love on the Run), dies at 85
  • Nov 6 Billy Murcia, rocker (New York Dolls), chokes to death at 21
  • Nov 7 Tod Andrews, American actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), dies at 55
  • Nov 10 Charlie Hallows, English cricketer who scored 1000 runs in a single month in May 1928, dies at 77
  • Nov 11 Berry Oakley, US rock bassist (Allman Bro), dies in car crash at 24
  • Nov 12 Rudolf Friml, Czech/US composer (Bohemian suite), dies at 92
  • Nov 14 Martin Dies, (Rep)/1st chairman of House Un-American, dies
  • Nov 16 Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, composer, dies at 87
  • Nov 18 Danny Whitten, rocker, dies of a drug overdose
  • Nov 18 Segundo Luis Moreno Andrade, composer, dies at 90
  • Nov 21 Karel Haba, Czech composer and violinist, dies at 74
  • Nov 23 Marie Wilson, actress (My Friend Irma), dies at 56
  • Nov 24 Hall Overton, US composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52
  • Nov 25 Hans H B Scharoun, German architect (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 79
  • Nov 25 Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer (b. 1886)
  • Nov 28 Gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer, dies at 91
  • Nov 28 Havergal Brian, composer, dies at 96
  • Nov 29 Carl Stalling, American composer (b. 1888)
  • Nov 30 Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Kubiniana, Requiem), dies at 71
  • Nov 30 Neil H McElroy, soap manufacturer/minister of Defense (1957-59), dies
  • Nov 30 Valentin Ruiz Azner, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 1 Antonio Segni, Italian PM/pres (1955-57, 59-60, 62-64), dies at 81
  • Dec 2 Friedrich Christian Christiansen, German Luftwaffe general, dies
  • Dec 2 Jose Limon, Mexican/US dancer (moor's pavane), dies at 64
  • Dec 3 Bill Johnson, American musician (b. 1872)
  • Dec 5 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, dies at 48
  • Dec 6 Janet Munro, actress (Crawling Eye, Swiss Family Robinson), dies at 38
  • Dec 7 Adrian J Zoetmulder, author (God's Hour), dies at 91
  • Dec 8 George Collins, (Rep-Ill), dies at 47, in airplane crash
  • Dec 9 Louella Parsons, American gossip columnist (b. 1881)
  • Dec 10 Mark A Van Doren, US literary (Our Lady Peace), dies at 78
  • Dec 11 John Mills, cricketer (7 Tests for NZ in early 1930's, 241 runs), dies
  • Dec 11 Semjon I Kirsanov, Ukrainian poet (Zolushka), dies at 66
  • Dec 15 Edward Earle, actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), dies at 90
  • Dec 15 Herbert Eimert, German composer (Glockenspiel), dies at 75
  • Dec 17 Erwin Dressel, composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 21 Horace Mann Bond, president of Lincoln University (Pa), dies at 70
  • Dec 23 Andrej N Tupolev, Russian aircraft builder, dies at 84
  • Dec 23 Charles Atlas, [Angelo Siciliano], body builder, dies at 79
  • Dec 23 Abraham Joshua Heschel, Polish-born Jewish American rabbi and theologian dies in New York aged 65
  • Dec 24 Charles Atlas, bodybuilder, dies at 79
  • Dec 24 Ernst Kreuder, German writer (The Attic Pretenders), dies at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 26 Harry Truman, 33rd US President (1945-53), dies in KC Mo at 88

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

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Dec 27 Lester B. Pearson, 14th Canadian Prime Minister (Nobel 1957), dies at 75

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson
  • Dec 29 Fritz Behrend, composer, dies at 83

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 31 Roberto Clemente, slugger (Pitts Pirate), dies in a plane crash at 38

Baseball Player Roberto Clemente
Baseball Player
Roberto Clemente