What Happened in 1973

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 762

  • Jan 1 Britain, Ireland & Denmark become 7th-9th members of Common Market
  • Jan 1 West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta)
  • Jan 1 61st Men's Australian Open: John Newcombe beats Onny Parun (6-3, 6-7, 7-5, 6-1)
  • Jan 1 61st Women's Australian Open: Margaret Court beats Evonne Goolagong Cawley (6-4, 7-5)
  • Jan 1 59th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #3 Ohio State, 42-17
  • Jan 1 39th Orange Bowl: #9 Nebraska beats #12 Notre Dame, 40-6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 3 George Steinbrenner III buys Yankees from CBS for $12 million

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jan 5 Mali & Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel
  • Jan 5 Netherlands recognizes German DR
  • Jan 6 "Schoolhouse Rock" premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
  • Jan 7 "Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • Jan 7 British Darts Organisation founded in North London
  • Jan 7 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • Jan 7 Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 v Pakistan Never again
  • Jan 7 US poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
  • Jan 7 WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 8 "Tricks" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Jan 8 Greg Chappell's best Test bowling, 5-61 v Pakistan at SCG
  • Jan 8 Secret peace talks between US & North Vietnam resumed near Paris
  • Jan 8 USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
  • Jan 9 Luna 21 launched, to Moon
  • Jan 10 Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
  • Jan 10 For the first time graduates studying from home with 'the Open University' receive their degrees
  • Jan 11 American League adopts designated hitter rule
  • Jan 11 Famous victory at the SCG Pakistan chasing 158 all out 106
  • Jan 11 Trial of Watergate burglars begins in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 13 "Tricks" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Jan 13 Lasse Daniel Efskind skates world record 1000m (1:17.6)
  • Jan 14 Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in Calif
  • Jan 14 Super Bowl VII: Miami Dolphins beat Wash Red Skins, 14-7 in LA, MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
  • Jan 14 Dancer Roy Castle is measured at 1,440 taps/min on BBC TV
  • Jan 14 2 Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed in Derry by a booby-trap bomb attached to their car by the Irish Republican Army

Music concertMusic Concert

Jan 14 "Aloha from Hawaii", an Elvis Presley concert, becomes the most watched broadcast by an individual entertainer

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Jan 15 4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court
  • Jan 15 Gene Shalit joins Today Show panel
  • Jan 15 Pope Paul VI holds an audience with Golda Meir at Vatican

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 15 US President Richard Nixon suspends all US offensive action in N Vietnam

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jan 16 NBC presents 440th & final showing of "Bonanza"
  • Jan 16 USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of Moon
  • Jan 17 City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi
  • Jan 17 New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life
  • Jan 18 Boston Red Sox sign Orlando Cepeda as 1st player signed as a DH
  • Jan 18 Islanders break 12 game losing streak, 20 game road winless streak

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 18 John Cleese's final episode on "Monty Python's Flying Circus" on BBC TV

Actor, Comedian John Cleese
Actor, Comedian
John Cleese
  • Jan 20 A car bomb explodes in Sackville Place, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, killing 1 person and injuring 17 (no organisation claimed responsibility)
  • Jan 21 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 33-28
  • Jan 21 Leslie Nielson appears on M*A*S*H in "Ringbanger"

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jan 22 George Foreman TKOs Joe Frazier in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Joe Frazier
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Joe Frazier
  • Jan 22 Roe vs Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes most abortions
  • Jan 22 US, North & South Vietnam & Vietcong sign boundary accord
  • Jan 23 23rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 104-84 at Chicago
  • Jan 23 Helgafell, island of Heimaey Iceland erupts for 1st time in 7,000 yrs
  • Jan 23 Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Muslim pilgrims
  • Jan 23 US President Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War
  • Jan 23 Shah of Iran announces that the 1954 operating agreement between a consortium of oil companies and Iran will not be renewed when it expires in 1979
  • Jan 24 Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 26 Belgium government of Leburton forms
  • Jan 27 UCLA's basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record)
  • Jan 27 US & North Vietnam's William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign cease-fire, ending longest US war and miltary draft
  • Jan 27 US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
  • Jan 27 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
  • Jan 28 "Barnaby Jones" premieres on CBS TV
  • Jan 28 Henry Boucha, Detroit Red Wings, scores 6 sec into a game vs Mont
  • Jan 28 Mickey Welch, George Kelly & Billy Evans elected to Hall of Fame
  • Jan 28 Ron Howard appears on M*A*S*H in "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"
  • Jan 28 In the run up to the first anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' there is serious rioting in Derry, North Ireland

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 28 30th Golden Globes: The Godfather, Marlon Brando and Liv Ullmann win

  • Jan 30 26th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at NY Rangers
  • Jan 30 Jury finds Watergate defendants Liddy & McCord guilty on all counts
  • Jan 30 KISS plays their 1st show (Coventry Club in Queens NY)
  • Jan 30 1973 NFL Draft: John Matuszak from University of Tampa first pick by Houston Oilers
  • Feb 1 Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • Feb 2 "Midnight Special" rock music show debuts on NBC-TV
  • Feb 2 Richard Helms, ends term as 8th director of CIA; succeeded by James R Schlesinger (until July)
  • Feb 2 Test Cricket debut of Richard John Hadlee, NZ v Pakistan, Wellington
  • Feb 3 Dr Hook's "Cover of "Rolling Stone"" enters Top 40 & peaks at #6
  • Feb 4 "No, No Nanette" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 861 performances
  • Feb 4 Islanders & Sabres had a penalty free game
  • Feb 4 Manfred Kokot runs world record 50m indoor (5.61 sec)
  • Feb 4 Reshef, Israel's missile boat, unveiled
  • Feb 4 British Army snipers shoot dead a Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and three civilians at the junction in Belfast during the 'Troubles' in N Ireland
  • Feb 4 An International inspection team is sent to Vietnam to observe progress on the Paris truce agreement
  • Feb 5 Comic strip "Hagar The Horrible" debuted
  • Feb 5 Funeral for LC William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam War
  • Feb 5 Juan Corona sentenced to 25 consecutive life terms for 25 murders
  • Feb 6 "Shelter" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 31 performances
  • Feb 6 40,000 civil servants demonstrate against higher pension contribution
  • Feb 6 6th ABA All-Star Game: West 123 beats East 111 at Utah
  • Feb 6 Bernice Fekete skips her curling rink to 2nd straight 8-ender, Edm
  • Feb 7 1st time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • Feb 7 Senate createse Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities
  • Feb 7 North Ireland's United Loyalist Council hold a one-day strike, loyalist paramilitaries forcibly try to stop people going to work
  • Feb 8 Jean Kerrs "Finishing Touches" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 8 Mushtaq & Asif Iqbal make 350 stand for 4th wicket v NZ
  • Feb 8 Senate names 7 members to investigate Watergate scandal
  • Feb 9 Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party elected leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.
  • Feb 10 2nd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • Feb 10 83m wide gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
  • Feb 10 Mushtaq Mohammad follows up 201 to take 5-49 v NZ Dunedin
  • Feb 11 1st one-day international for Pakistan & NZ

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,252

  • Jan 1 Clyde Wijnhard, soccer player (Ajax, RKC)
  • Jan 1 Fang Li, Hunan China, tennis star (1991 Futures-Bilbao-ESP)
  • Jan 1 Justin Armour, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jan 1 Mercury Hayes, wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 1 Anwar Mansoor Mangrio, Sindhi poet & research scholar.
  • Jan 2 Abu Wilson, running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jan 2 Chris Woodruff, tennis star (1993 NCAA Division I), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Jan 2 Fredric Ford, WLAF CB (Scotland Claymores)/NFL cornerback (Eagles)
  • Jan 2 Sarah Schwald, Bellingham Wash, 1.5k runner
  • Jan 2 Lucy Davis, British actress
  • Jan 2 Will Kirby, American actor
  • Jan 3 Paula Knoll, Moorhead Minnesota, Miss America-Minnesota (1996)
  • Jan 3 Tyrone Brown, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 4 Lamont Warren, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jan 4 Ray Mickens, cornerback (NY Jets)
  • Jan 4 Todd Sauerbrun, NFL punter/kicker (Chicago Bears)
  • Jan 4 Frank Høj, Danish cyclist
  • Jan 4 Harmony Korine, American film director and artist
  • Jan 5 Phil Joel, Australian bassist (Newsboys)
  • Jan 6 Sairaj Bahatule, cricketer (promising Bombay leg-spin all-rounder)
  • Jan 7 Bobby Engram, wide receiver (Chicago Bears)
  • Jan 7 Brian Milne, fullback (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Jan 7 Ricky Wood, Van Nuys California, diver (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 7 Robert Dunn, Glenn Cove NY, team handball left wing (Olympics-1996)
  • Jan 7 Jonna Tervomaa, Finnish singer
  • Jan 8 Mark Knight, English sound designer
  • Jan 9 Aaron Holbert, US baseball infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • Jan 9 Ronald Hamming, soccer player (FC Groningen, Fortuna Sittard)
  • Jan 9 Sean Paul, reggae singer, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Jan 10 Berry Radstraat, Dutch soccer player (NEC, SCH)
  • Jan 10 Glenn Robinson, NBA forward (Milw, Olympics-gold-96), born in Gary, Indiana
  • Jan 10 Travis Davis, NFL strong safety (NO Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jan 10 Ryan Drummond, American voice actor
  • Jan 11 Dave Dickenson, CFL quarterback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jan 11 Rahul Dravid, cricket batter (prolific Karnataka, Tests for India 96)
  • Jan 11 Joanna Brodzik, Polish actress
  • Jan 11 Rockmond Dunbar, American actor
  • Jan 12 Greg Morton, actor (Scarecrow & Mrs King), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jan 12 Dan Haseltine, American singer (Jars of Clay)
  • Jan 12 Matt Wong, American musician (Reel Big Fish)
  • Jan 12 Hande Yener, Turkish singer
  • Jan 13 Nikolai Khabibulin, Sverdlovsk Russia, NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets)
  • Jan 13 Gloria Yip, Hong Kong actor
  • Jan 14 Ed Howard, NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 14 Lethon Flowers, NFL defensive back (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 14 Rod Myers, Conroe TX, outfielder (KC Royals)
  • Jan 14 Giancarlo Fisichella, Italian race car driver
  • Jan 15 Daniel Nijhof, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • Jan 15 Randy Srochenski, CFL linebacker (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Jan 15 Essam El-Hadary, Egyptian footballer
  • Jan 16 Josie Davis, actress (Sarah-Charles in Charge) [or Jun 19], born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 16 Mario Bates, NFL-running back (New Orleans Saints)
  • Jan 16 Willie Whitehead, CFL defensive end (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Jan 17 Amanda Elizabeth Spivey, Spartanburg SC, Miss America-SC (1996)
  • Jan 17 Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Mexican footballer
  • Jan 17 Liz Ellis, Australian netball captain
  • Jan 18 Crispian Mills, vocalist/guitarist (Kula Shaker), born in London, England
  • Jan 18 Edward Jasper, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jan 18 Junior Burrough, NBA forward (Boston Celtics)
  • Jan 18 Regilio Vreede, soccer player (Blue White, RKC)
  • Jan 19 Chris Stynes, infielder (KC Royals), born in Queens, New York
  • Jan 19 Antero Manninen, Finnish Cellist
  • Jan 19 Aaron Yonda, YouTube celebrity
  • Jan 19 Wang Junxia, Chinese long distance runner, born in Jiaohe, Jilin
  • Jan 20 Eddie Kennison, wide receiver (St Louis Rams)
  • Jan 20 Jalen Rose, NBA guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • Jan 20 Princess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant
  • Jan 21 Bubba Miller, corner (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jan 21 Grady Jackson, defensive tackle (Oakland Raiders)
  • Jan 21 Jamal Cox, WLAF linebacker (Rhein Fire)
  • Jan 22 Deon Minor, Paris Texas, 400m runner
  • Jan 22 George Noga, CFL linebacker (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
  • Jan 22 Reggie Barlow, wide receiver (Jacksonville Jaguars)
  • Jan 22 Said Larossi, soccer player (Emmen/Vitesse)
  • Jan 22 Vincent Bradford, linebacker (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Jan 22 Rogerio Ceni, Brazilian footballer
  • Jan 23 Mark Kolesar, Minnedosa, NHL right wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Jan 23 Lanei Chapman, American actress
  • Jan 24 Chris Ferraro, Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Oly-94, NY Rangers)
  • Jan 24 Erik Gervais, Valleyfield Quebec, kayaker (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 24 Peter Ferraro, Port Jefferson, NHL right wing (Oly-94, NY Rangers)
  • Jan 24 Richard Aimonetto, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
  • Jan 25 Anthony Harris, linebacker (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jan 25 Elvis Presley Jr, alleged son of Elvis Presley
  • Jan 25 Marco Battaglia, tight end (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Jan 25 Rodney Young, NFL safety (NY Giants)
  • Jan 25 Terrell Wade, Rembert SC, pitcher (Atlanta Braves)
  • Jan 25 Scott Milanovich, Butler Pennsylvania, coach and quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Jan 25 Geoff Johns, American comic book writer
  • Jan 25 Chris Guy, American professional wrestler
  • Jan 26 Mark Brook, WLAF LB (Rhein Fire)
  • Jan 26 Tatsuki Katayama, hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998)
  • Jan 26 Tony Ramirez, tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • Jan 26 Mayu Shinjo, Japanese mangaka
  • Jan 27 Eddie Davis, CFL cornerback (Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jan 27 Margot Bourgeois, Miss Universe-3rd place (Trinidad & Tobago, 1997)
  • Jan 28 Bronwyn Thompson, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 28 Jerome Allen, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • Jan 28 Joe Stephens, NBA forward (Houston Rockets)
  • Jan 28 Robert Braknis, 100m backstroke/4 x 100 (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 8 Actor Michael Caine (40) weds model Shakira Baksh (25) at Candlelight Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Jan 21 Actress Jane Fonda weds activist Tom Hayden
  • Apr 18 American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 5th wife Leslie (Tessa) Busby

HeartWedding of Interest

May 26 Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney (34) weds Mila Pivnicki (19)

18th Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney
18th Prime Minister of Canada
Brian Mulroney

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 16 Talk show host Jerry Springer (29) weds Micki Velton

Talk Show Host Jerry Springer
Talk Show Host
Jerry Springer

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 30 Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark (34) weds lawyer Maureen McTeer (21)

16th Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark
16th Prime Minister of Canada
Joe Clark
  • Jul 4 British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles (33) weds Camilla Rosemary Shand (26) at Guards Chapel in Birdcage Walk in London, England
  • Jul 6 "The Avengers" actress Diana Rigg (35) weds Israeli painter Menachen Gueffen (43)
  • Jul 28 "Charlie's Angels" actress Farah Fawcett (26) weds "The Six Million Dollar Man" actor Lee Majors (34) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 28 Actress Farrah Fawcett (26) weds film and voice actor Lee Majors (34) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 9 Actor Anthony Perkins (41) weds photographer Berinthia Berenson (25) in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

  • Aug 19 Kris Kristofferson weds Rita Coolidge

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 8 Ice hockey star Bobby Orr (25) weds speech therapist Peggy Wood at a secret ceremony in Ontario, Canada

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr
Ice Hockey Legend
Bobby Orr
  • Sep 17 "The Osmonds" lead singer and bassist Merrill Osmond (20) weds Mary Carlson

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 22 Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (50) weds Jean Forsyth Clyde

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 20 Canadian actor William Shatner (Star Trek) marries Marcy Lafferty

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 25 American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon (46) weds actress Marsha Mason (31)

Playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon
Playwright and screenwriter
Neil Simon

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 10 Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully (45) weds Sandra Hunt

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Sportscaster
Vin Scully

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 12 MLB baseball player Hank Aaron (39) weds Billye Aaron

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • Nov 14 Britain's Princess Anne marries commoner, Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey
  • Nov 30 Sci-fi author Issac Asimov (53) weds second wife psychoanalyst and Sci-fi author Janet Jeppson (47)

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 1 NFL running back Gale Sayers (30) weds second wife Ardythe Bullard

NFL Running Back Gale Sayers
NFL Running Back
Gale Sayers

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 4 NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle (47) weds activist Carrie Cooke

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 31 MLB executive Tony La Russa (29) weds Elaine Coker

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa

Famous Divorces

  • Oct 9 Elvis & Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 16 Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov (53) divorces Gertrude Blugerman after 31 years of marriage

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 346

  • Jan 5 Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP (SGP), dies at 79
  • Jan 11 Isabel Randolph, actress (Missing Corpse), dies at 83
  • Jan 11 Rudolf Kubin, composer, dies a day after 64th birthday
  • Jan 15 Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor, dies at 68
  • Jan 15 Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
  • Jan 15 Coleman Francis, American film director (b. 1919)
  • Jan 16 Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65
  • Jan 17 Fred Essler, actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 77
  • Jan 19 Max Adrian, Irish actor (Boy Friend), dies of a heart attack at 69
  • Jan 20 Amilcar L Cabral, fought for Guinea Bissau independence, murdered 51
  • Jan 20 Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician (b. 1885)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 22 Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (Democrat: 1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jan 23 Alexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (b. 1948)
  • Jan 23 Kid Ory, American jazz trombonist (b. 1886)
  • Jan 24 Alan Lisette, cricketer (took 3 wickets in 2 Tests for NZ 1956), dies
  • Jan 24 J Carrol Naish, actor (Charlie Chan-Adv of Charlie Chan), dies at 73
  • Jan 24 Masao Ohba, world champion Japanese boxer (b. 1949)
  • Jan 26 Edward G Robinson, [Goldenberg], actor (Little Caesar), dies at 79
  • Jan 26 Meijer Sluyser, Dutch journalist/commentator (VARA), dies at about 71
  • Jan 26 Jay C. Higginbotham, American musician (b. 1906)
  • Jan 28 John Banner, actor (Schultz-Hogan's Heroes), dies on 62nd birthday
  • Jan 29 Johannes Paul Thilman, composer, dies at 67
  • Jan 29 Ludwig Stossel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 89
  • Jan 30 Jack McGowan, actor (On Our Selection), dies at 54
  • Jan 31 Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (Nobel 1969), dies at 77
  • Feb 2 Henry J Elias, Flemish historian/mayor of Gent, dies at 70
  • Feb 2 Hendrik Elias, Belgian politician (b. 1902)
  • Feb 3 Edward Lockspeiser, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 5 George Morrison, dies at 82
  • Feb 5 L C William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam, funeral
  • Feb 6 Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar), dies at 74
  • Feb 8 Herbie Taylor, cricketer (2936 runs in 42 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Feb 9 Max Yasgur, owner Woodstock-festival farmland, dies at 53
  • Feb 9 Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (b. 1883)
  • Feb 11 Hans D Jensen, German physicist (Nobel prize 1963), dies at 65
  • Feb 12 Benjamin Frankel, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 15 Tim Holt, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children), dies of cancer at 55
  • Feb 15 Wally Cox, actor (Mr Peepers, Hollywood Squares), dies at 48
  • Feb 16 Pieter Van der Bijl, cricketer (outstanding S Af bat in 1938-39), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 18 Frank Costello, American gangster, dies of a heart attack at 82

Gangster Frank Costello
Gangster
Frank Costello
  • Feb 20 Brigitte Reimann, writer, dies at 39
  • Feb 20 Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian/US violinist, dies at 80
  • Feb 20 Maurice Dallimore, actor (Collector), dies at 60
  • Feb 22 Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in Lond at 73
  • Feb 22 Katina Paxinou, actress (For Whom the Bell Tolls, Zita), dies at 72
  • Feb 22 Winthrop Rockefeller, US governor (Arkansas), dies at 60
  • Feb 22 Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Quebec politician, Premier of Quebec (b. 1916)
  • Feb 23 Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1895)
  • Feb 24 Art Smith, actor (Quicksand), dies of heart attack at 73
  • Feb 26 Mary Finney, actress (Honestly Celeste), dies at 68
  • Feb 27 Lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslav composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • Feb 28 Cecil Kellaway, South African-born American actor (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies at 78
  • Feb 28 Hope Landin, American actress (I Remember Mama, Sugarfoot), dies at 79
  • Mar 2 Cleo Noel, US ambassador to Sudan, assassinated
  • Mar 4 Samuel Tolansky, British scientist and expert on spectroscopy (b. 1907)
  • Mar 5 Rupert Crosse, actor (Too Late Blues), dies of cancer at 45
  • Mar 5 Michael Jeffery, British music manager (b. 1933)
  • Mar 6 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • Mar 6 Pearl S[ydenstricker] Buck, American author (Good Earth - Nobel Prize 1938), dies at 80
  • Mar 6 Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki), dies at 67
  • Mar 7 Andre de Meulemeester, Belgium WW I pilot [Eagle of Flanders], dies at 78
  • Mar 8 Gordon Leggat, cricketer (9 Tests for NZ, 351 runs at 21 93), dies
  • Mar 8 Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, rocker (Grateful Dead) dies at 27
  • Mar 10 Richard Sharples, governor of Bermuda, assassinated
  • Mar 10 Eugene 'Bull' Connor, American segregationist (b. 1897)
  • Mar 12 Esther Williamson Ballou, composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 12 Frankie "Fordham Flash" Frisch, baseball player, dies at 74
  • Mar 12 Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chilean writer (Hijo de Ladron), dies at 77
  • Mar 13 Stacy Harris, actor (NOPD, Doorway to Danger), dies at 54
  • Mar 14 Murat B "Chic" Young, US comic strip artist (Blondie), dies at 72
  • Mar 14 Rafael Godoy, Colombian composer (b. 1907)
  • Mar 15 Carl Benton Reid, actor (Burke's Law), dies at 82
  • Mar 16 Carl Benton Reid, actor (Trap, Underwater City), dies at 79
  • Mar 16 M Revis, [Willem Fisherman), author (People that Mutiny), dies at 68
  • Mar 17 Geertruida M W "Truus" Bakker, Dutch actress (2 Orphans), dies at 81
  • Mar 18 Lauritz L H Melchior, Danish baritone/actor (Luxury Liner), dies at 82
  • Mar 21 Antoni Szalowski, composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 23 Ken Maynard, actor (Phantom Rancher, $50,000 Reward), dies at 77
  • Mar 25 Edward Steichen, pioneer of US photography, dies at 93
  • Mar 26 George Sisler, hall of famer 1st baseman (257 hits-1920), dies at 80
  • Mar 26 Noel Coward, English playwright (Private Letters), dies at 73
  • Mar 26 Safford Cape, US/Belgian conductor/composer/musicologist, dies at 67
  • Mar 26 Johnny Drake, American football player (b. 1916)
  • Mar 26 Don Messer, Canadian fiddler (b. 1909)
  • Mar 27 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 28 Hakuun Yasutani, Zen teacher/co-founder (Sanbo Kyodan), dies
  • Mar 31 Kurt George Hugo Thomas, composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 1 Arthur Wood, cricket wicket-keeper (England 1938-39), dies
  • Apr 2 Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor
  • Apr 5 John Coleman, Australian rules footballer (b. 1928)
  • Apr 7 Nick Stuart, bandleader, dies of cancer at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 8 Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • Apr 11 Ted Decorsia, actor (Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon), dies at 69
  • Apr 13 Alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73
  • Apr 14 Magda Janssens, Flemish actress (Nederlands in 7 Lessons), dies at 88
  • Apr 14 Minna Gombell, dies in Santa Monica CA
  • Apr 20 Robert Armstrong, actor (Fall Guy, Exposed), dies at 82
  • Apr 21 Ursula Jeans, actress (Cavalcade, Over the Moon), dies at 66
  • Apr 21 Arthur Fadden, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)
  • Apr 23 Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar, dies at 85