What Happened in 1973

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 764

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • Jan 5th Mali & Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel
  • Jan 5th Netherlands recognizes German DR
  • Jan 6th "Schoolhouse Rock" premieres on ABC-TV with Multiplication Rock
  • Jan 7th "Purlie" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 14 performances
  • Jan 7th British Darts Organisation founded in North London
  • Jan 7th Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • Jan 7th Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 v Pakistan Never again
  • Jan 7th US poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
  • Jan 7th WNPB TV channel 13 in Marquette, MI (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • Jan 8th "Tricks" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Jan 8th Greg Chappell's best Test bowling, 5-61 v Pakistan at SCG
  • Jan 8th Secret peace talks between US & North Vietnam resumed near Paris
  • Jan 8th USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
  • Jan 9th Luna 21 launched, to Moon
  • Jan 10th Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
  • Jan 10th For the first time graduates studying from home with 'the Open University' receive their degrees
  • Jan 11th American League adopts designated hitter rule
  • Jan 11th Famous victory at the SCG Pakistan chasing 158 all out 106
  • Jan 11th Trial of Watergate burglars begins in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 13th "Tricks" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 8 performances
  • Jan 13th Lasse Daniel Efskind skates world record 1000m (1:17.6)
  • Jan 14th Grateful Dead bass player, Phil Lesh, busted on drugs in Calif
  • Jan 14th Super Bowl VII: Miami Dolphins beat Wash Red Skins, 14-7 in LA, MVP: Jake Scott, Miami, S
  • Jan 14th Dancer Roy Castle is measured at 1,440 taps/min on BBC TV
  • Jan 14th 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 14th "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 15th 4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court
  • Jan 15th Gene Shalit joins Today Show panel
  • Jan 15th Pope Paul VI holds an audience with Golda Meir at Vatican

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jan 22nd 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 22nd Roe vs Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes most abortions
  • Jan 22nd US, North & South Vietnam & Vietcong sign boundary accord
  • Jan 23rd 23rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 104-84 at Chicago
  • Jan 23rd Helgafell, island of Heimaey Iceland erupts for 1st time in 7,000 yrs
  • Jan 23rd Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Muslim pilgrims
  • Jan 23rd US President Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War
  • Jan 23rd 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 24th Warren Spahn is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 26th Belgium government of Leburton forms
  • Jan 27th UCLA's basketball team wins 61st consecutive game (NCAA record)
  • Jan 27th US & North Vietnam's William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign cease-fire, ending longest US war and miltary draft
  • Jan 27th US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
  • Jan 27th US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
  • Jan 28th "Barnaby Jones" premieres on CBS TV
  • Jan 28th Henry Boucha, Detroit Red Wings, scores 6 sec into a game vs Mont
  • Jan 28th Mickey Welch, George Kelly & Billy Evans elected to Hall of Fame
  • Jan 28th Ron Howard appears on M*A*S*H in "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet"
  • Jan 28th 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 28th 30th Golden Globes: The Godfather, Marlon Brando and Liv Ullmann win

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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,251

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

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

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

  • Apr 18th American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 5th wife Leslie (Tessa) Busby

HeartWedding of Interest

May 26th 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 16th Talk show host Jerry Springer (29) weds Micki Velton

Talk Show Host Jerry Springer
Talk Show Host
Jerry Springer

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 30th 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 4th British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles (33) weds Camilla Rosemary Shand (26) at Guards Chapel in Birdcage Walk in London, England
  • Jul 6th "The Avengers" actress Diana Rigg (35) weds Israeli painter Menachen Gueffen (43)
  • Jul 28th "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 28th 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 9th Actor Anthony Perkins (41) weds photographer Berinthia Berenson (25) in Cape Cod, Massachusetts

  • Aug 19th Kris Kristofferson weds Rita Coolidge

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 8th 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 17th "The Osmonds" lead singer and bassist Merrill Osmond (20) weds Mary Carlson

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Charles M. Schulz

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 25th 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 10th Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully (45) weds Sandra Hunt

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Vin Scully

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 1st 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 4th NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle (47) weds activist Carrie Cooke

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa

Famous Divorces

  • Oct 9th Elvis & Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 16th 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 347

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 22nd 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 23rd Alexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (b. 1948)
  • Jan 23rd Kid Ory, American jazz trombonist (b. 1886)
  • Jan 24th Alan Lisette, cricketer (took 3 wickets in 2 Tests for NZ 1956), dies
  • Jan 24th J Carrol Naish, actor (Charlie Chan-Adv of Charlie Chan), dies at 73
  • Jan 24th Masao Ohba, world champion Japanese boxer (b. 1949)
  • Jan 26th Edward G Robinson, [Goldenberg], actor (Little Caesar), dies at 79
  • Jan 26th Meijer Sluyser, Dutch journalist/commentator (VARA), dies at about 71
  • Jan 26th Jay C. Higginbotham, American musician (b. 1906)
  • Jan 28th John Banner, actor (Schultz-Hogan's Heroes), dies on 62nd birthday
  • Jan 29th Johannes Paul Thilman, composer, dies at 67
  • Jan 29th Ludwig Stossel, Austrian actor (Man With a Camera), dies at 89
  • Jan 30th Jack McGowan, actor (On Our Selection), dies at 54
  • Jan 31st Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (Nobel 1969), dies at 77
  • Feb 2nd Henry J Elias, Flemish historian/mayor of Gent, dies at 70
  • Feb 2nd Hendrik Elias, Belgian politician (b. 1902)
  • Feb 3rd Edward Lockspeiser, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 5th George Morrison, dies at 82
  • Feb 5th L C William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam, funeral
  • Feb 6th Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar), dies at 74
  • Feb 8th Herbie Taylor, cricketer (2936 runs in 42 Tests for South Africa), dies
  • Feb 9th Max Yasgur, owner Woodstock-festival farmland, dies at 53
  • Feb 9th Vasiliki Maliaros, Greek actress (b. 1883)
  • Feb 11th Hans D Jensen, German physicist (Nobel prize 1963), dies at 65
  • Feb 12th Benjamin Frankel, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 15th Tim Holt, actor (Stagecoach, Hitler's Children), dies of cancer at 55
  • Feb 15th Wally Cox, actor (Mr Peepers, Hollywood Squares), dies at 48
  • Feb 16th Pieter Van der Bijl, cricketer (outstanding S Af bat in 1938-39), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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