What Happened in 1974

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 700

  • Jan 1st Lee MacPhail takes over as AL president, succeeding Joe Cronin
  • Jan 1st NBC radio begins on the hour news 24 hours a day (following CBS lead)
  • Jan 1st World Population Year begins
  • Jan 1st With effect from this date the New Zealand government terminates all tariff preferences previously granted to South Africa

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 1st 62nd Men's Australian Open: Jimmy Connors beats Phil Dent (7-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3)

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors
Tennis Legend
Jimmy Connors

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 1st 62nd Women's Australian Open: Evonne Goolagong Cawley beats Chris Evert (7-6, 4-6, 6-0)

Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jan 1st 60th Rose Bowl: #4 Ohio State beats #7 Southern California, 42-21
  • Jan 1st 40th Orange Bowl: #6 Penn State beats #13 LSU, 16-9

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 2nd 55 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jan 2nd Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres
  • Jan 3rd Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as premier of Spain
  • Jan 3rd Burma accepts its constitution
  • Jan 3rd Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London
  • Jan 3rd Miguel Pinero's "Short Eyes," premieres in NYC
  • Jan 3rd NY Yankees sign Bill Virdon as manager
  • Jan 4th Nixon refuses to hand over tapes subpoenaed by Watergate Committee
  • Jan 5th Raul Julia appears on Bob Newhart Show in "Oh, Brother"
  • Jan 5th An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.
  • Jan 6th "CBS Mystery Theater" premieres on radio
  • Jan 6th United Kingdom begins three-day work week during energy crisis
  • Jan 6th In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.
  • Jan 7th Gasoline rationed in Netherlands
  • Jan 8th E Wilson Jr's musical "Let My People Come" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 8th Gold hits record $126.50 an ounce in London
  • Jan 8th Loch Ness Monster "photographed"
  • Jan 8th Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York
  • Jan 11th ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style"
  • Jan 12th "Joker" by Steve Miller Band peaks at #1
  • Jan 12th Libya & Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic"
  • Jan 13th Super Bowl VIII: Miami Dolphins beat Minnesota Vikings, 24-7 in Houston Super Bowl MVP: Larry Csonka, Miami, RB
  • Jan 13th Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
  • Jan 14th World Football League founded
  • Jan 15th "Happy Days" begins an 11 year run on ABC
  • Jan 15th 24th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 134-123 at Seattle
  • Jan 15th Expert panel reports 18½ minute gap in Watergate tape, 5 separate erasures

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 16th "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published by Doubleday

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • Jan 16th L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville, Oregon
  • Jan 17th Styne, Comdem & Green's musical "Lorelei" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 18th "$6 Million Man" starring Lee Majors premieres on ABC TV
  • Jan 18th Israel & Egypt sign weapons accord
  • Jan 19th Belgium government of Leburton falls
  • Jan 19th Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
  • Jan 20th NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 15-13
  • Jan 20th 7th ABA All-Star Game: East 128 beats West 112 at Virginia
  • Jan 20th Essex Comm College beats Englewood Cliffs 210-67 in basketball
  • Jan 21st Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
  • Jan 23rd 1st edition of women's magazine "Story"
  • Jan 24th 10th British Commonwealth Games open in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Jan 25th Christian Barnard transplants 1st human heart without removal of old

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25th Ray Kroc, CEO of McDonald's buys San Diego Padres baseball team for $12 million

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • Jan 26th Bülent Ecevit becomes Prime Minister of Turkey for the 1st time

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 26th 31st Golden Globes: The Exorcist, Al Pacino, & Marsha Mason win

Actor Al Pacino
Al Pacino
  • Jan 27th "Lorelei" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 320 performances
  • Jan 28th Sam Thompson, Jim Bottomley, & Jocko Conlan elected to Hall of Fame
  • Jan 29th 27th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 6-4 at Chicago
  • Jan 29th Kuwait announces 60 percent government participation in BP-Gulf concession
  • Jan 29th 1974 NFL Draft: Ed Jones from Tennessee State first pick by Dallas Cowboys
  • Jan 30th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 1st "Good Times" (spinoff from "Maude") premieres on CBS TV
  • Feb 1st Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.

Music release#1 in the Charts

Feb 2nd Barbra Streisand's 1st #1 hit, "The Way We Were"

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Feb 2nd Pope Paul VI encyclical "To Honor Mary"
  • Feb 2nd Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Golden State-1,641)
  • Feb 2nd The F-16 Fighting Falcon flies for the first time.
  • Feb 2nd 10th British Commonwealth Games close in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Feb 3rd "Pajama Game" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 65 performances
  • Feb 3rd Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
  • Feb 4th Chimpanzee Nim Chimsky signs his 1st word, at 2½ months
  • Feb 4th Petroleum rationing ends in Netherlands
  • Feb 4th Patricia Hearst (19), daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst, kidnapped by Symbionese Liberation Army
  • Feb 4th Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes on a bus in West Yorkshire, England, carrying British Army soldiers and some of their family members
  • Feb 5th British miners begin their strike in reaction to the three-day week
  • Feb 5th Mats Wermelin, Sweden, scores all points in 272-0 basketball win
  • Feb 5th Maximum speed on Autobahn reduced to 100 kph
  • Feb 5th US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure
  • Feb 5th John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the Congress of the United States.
  • Feb 5th Randolph Hearst’s 19-year-old daughter, Patty Hearst, is kidnapped from their home in California
  • Feb 6th 3rd time Rangers shut-out Islanders 6-0
  • Feb 6th Dutch speed limit set at 100km due to oil crisis
  • Feb 6th US House of Reps begins determining grounds for impeachment of Nixon
  • Feb 7th Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 7th Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" opens in movie theaters starring Cleavon Little and Gene Wilder

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
  • Feb 7th UK Prime Minister Edward Heath calls for a general 'snap' election in the midst of a protracted miners strike
  • Feb 7th The Symbionese Liberation Army claim responsibility for the for kidnapping of Patty Hearst, daughter of Randolph Hearst
  • Feb 8th "Good Times" debuts on CBS TV
  • Feb 8th Ringo releases "You're 16"
  • Feb 8th Skylab 4's astronauts land
  • Feb 8th Soap opera "Secret Storm" ends a 20 year run
  • Feb 8th 3 US astronauts return to Earth after a 85 days in the US space station, Skylab
  • Feb 9th "Daddy What If" by Bobby Bare peaks at #41
  • Feb 9th "The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24
  • Feb 9th US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
  • Feb 9th US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
  • Feb 10th "Gigi" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 103 performances
  • Feb 10th Gail Denenber wins LPGA Sears Women's Golf Classic
  • Feb 10th Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out
  • Feb 10th Judy Ikenberry wins 1st Us women's marathon (2:55:17)
  • Feb 10th Silver futures hit record $4.81½ an ounce in London
  • Feb 11th Dick Woodson is 1st of 48 to invoke baseball's new arbitration rule
  • Feb 11th Titan-Centaur rocket test launch fails

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,061

  • Jan 1st Johnie Church, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jan 2nd Juha Lind, NHL forward (Team Finland Oly-Bronze-1998, Dallas)
  • Jan 3rd Stefan Ustorf, Kaufbeuren Ger, NHL right wing (Washington Capitals)
  • Jan 3rd Todd Warriner, Blenheim, NHL left wing (Toronto Maple Leafs)
  • Jan 3rd Alessandro Petacchi, Italian cyclist
  • Jan 4th Carl Powell, defensive end (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jan 4th Ian Moor, English singer
  • Jan 5th Calvin Collins, center/guard (Atlanta Falcons)
  • Jan 5th John Drew Nichols, Oklahoma, rocker (PC Quest-Can You See)
  • Jan 5th Michelle Scerri, Australian golfer (1995 Tasmanian), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jan 6th Juan Roque, tackle (Detroit Lions)
  • Jan 6th Marcus Crandell, CFL quarterback (Edmonton Eskimos)
  • Jan 6th Paul Grant, NBA center (Minn Timberwolves)
  • Jan 6th Daniel Cordone, Argentine footballer
  • Jan 7th Jennifer LeRoy, Craig CO, playmate (Feb, 1993)
  • Jan 8th Arjan Blaauw, Dutch soccer player (FC Groningen)
  • Jan 8th Brian Roberson, wide receiver (NY Giants)
  • Jan 9th Craig Wishart, cricketer (Zimbabwe Test batsman vs South Africa 1995)
  • Jan 9th Jamain Stephens, NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 9th Farhan Akhtar, Indian Bollywood Director, Actor, Producer, Singer.
  • Jan 10th Andre Kirwan, CFL receiver (Toronto Argonauts)
  • Jan 10th Hollis Thomas, defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Jan 10th Davide Dionigi, Italian footballer
  • Jan 10th Akari Kaida, Japanese composer
  • Jan 10th Jemaine Clement, New Zealand actor (Flight of the Conchords), born in Masterton
  • Jan 10th Steve Marlet, French footballer
  • Jan 10th Hrithik Roshan, Indian actor
  • Jan 11th Echo Leta Johnson, playmate (Jan, 1993), born in Austin, Texas
  • Jan 11th Goran Lozanovski, Australian soccer midfielder (Olyroos, Olympics-96)
  • Jan 11th Rod Jones, NFL guard (Cincinnati Bengals)
  • Jan 11th Toderick Malone, WLAF wide receiver (London Monarchs)
  • Jan 11th Warren Morris, Alexandria LA, baseball infielder (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • Jan 11th Jens Nowotny, German footballer
  • Jan 12th Melanie Jayne Chisholm, "Sporty Spice", Widnes, vocalist (Spice Girls)
  • Jan 12th Tor Arne Hetland, Norwegian cross-country skier
  • Jan 13th Matt Lepsis, NFL tackle (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • Jan 13th Sergei Brylin, Moscow Russia, NHL center (NJ Devils)
  • Jan 14th Hugues Legault, 50m swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jan 14th Kevin Jefferson, NFL linebacker (Cin Bengals)
  • Jan 14th Michael Dritlein, WLAF wide receiver (Rhein Fire)
  • Jan 14th Nancy Napolski, Hinsdale Idaho, air rifle (Olympics-1996)
  • Jan 14th Kevin Durand, Canadian actor
  • Jan 15th Aubrey Jo Hiller, Missoula Montana, Miss America-Montana (1997)
  • Jan 15th Mike Minter, safety (Carolina Panthers)
  • Jan 15th Ray King, American baseball player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 16th Kate Moss, English model (Calvin Klein), born in Croydon, England

Supermodel Kate Moss
Kate Moss
  • Jan 17th Derrick Mason, wide receiver (Tennessee Oilers)
  • Jan 17th Guillermo Mercedes, Dominican/US baseball infielder (Texas Rangers)
  • Jan 17th Marcus Spriggs, offensive tackle (Buffalo Bills)
  • Jan 17th Sharon Marie Ferris, NZ, sailor (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 17th Vesko Kountchev, Bulgarian musician
  • Jan 17th Yang Chen, Chinese footballer
  • Jan 18th Devon Odessa, actor (Sharon-My So Called Life, Girl of Limberlost)
  • Jan 18th Shane Burton, defensive tackle (Miami Dolphins)
  • Jan 18th Michael Tunn, Australian television and radio
  • Jan 18th Christian Burns, English musician (BBMak)
  • Jan 18th Maulik Pancholy, American actor
  • Jan 18th Princess Claire of Belgium
  • Jan 19th Amaury Telemaco, Higuey Dom Rep, pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
  • Jan 19th Gregory Playfair, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (PSV)
  • Jan 19th Tarik Oulida, soccer player (Ajax/Seville)
  • Jan 19th Walter Jones, tackle (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Jan 19th Jaime Moreno, Bolivian footballer
  • Jan 19th Frank Caliendo, American comedian
  • Jan 20th Calvin Harrison, Orlando Florida, 200m/400m runner
  • Jan 20th Rae Carruth, wide receiver (Carolina Panthers)
  • Jan 21st Jerald Sowell, fullback (NY Jets)
  • Jan 21st Jerry Wunsch, tackle (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • Jan 21st Orpheus Roye, defensive end (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Jan 21st Rove McManus, Australian television host and comedian
  • Jan 21st Alex Sperafico, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jan 22nd Pavel Mikhalevitch, soccer player (NEC)
  • Jan 22nd Stephanie Rottier, St Niklaas Belgium, tennis star (1995 semi Prague)
  • Jan 23rd Glen Chapple, cricketer (Lancashire & England A pace bowler)
  • Jan 23rd Tiffani-Amber Theissen, actress (Saved by Bell, 90210), born in Long Beach, California
  • Jan 23rd Rebekah Elmaloglou, Australian actress
  • Jan 23rd Yosvani Pérez, Cuban baseball player
  • Jan 23rd Richard T. Slone, British artist
  • Jan 24th Kristy Sargeant, ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Jan 24th Layla Linn, Miss New Mexico USA (1996)
  • Jan 24th Tim Biakabutuka, running back (Carolina Panthers)
  • Jan 24th Ed Helms, American actor
  • Jan 24th Shii Ann Huang, American game show contestant
  • Jan 25th Adam Meadows, offensive tackle (Indianapolis Colts)
  • Jan 25th Daniel Sproule, Australian field hockey halfback (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 25th Jonathan Bryan Colling, rocker (4 Fun-Unbelievable Fun Boys), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 25th Robert Budreau, Canadian film director
  • Jan 26th Shannon Hale, American author
  • Jan 27th ZP Theart, South African-born English singer (Dragonforce)
  • Jan 28th Derrick Mayes, NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
  • Jan 28th Jermaine Dye, outfielder (Atlanta Braves), born in Oakland, California
  • Jan 28th Tony Delk, NBA guard (SF Warriors)
  • Jan 28th Vitaly Tregubov, hockey defenseman (Team Kazakhstan Oly-1998)
  • Jan 28th Zack Bronson, safety (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Jan 28th Jermaine Dye, American baseball player
  • Jan 28th Magglio Ordóñez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Jan 29th David LaFleur, tight end (Dallas Cowboys)
  • Jan 29th Jeff Mitchell, corner (Baltimore Ravens)
  • Jan 29th Kris Burley, Truro Nova Scotia, gymnist (Olympics-96)
  • Jan 29th Pat Walsh, WLAF Tackle (London Monarchs)

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 14th US Senator Bill Bradley (30) weds professor Ernestine Schlant

Basketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player/US Senator
Bill Bradley

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 18th Author Maya Angelou (45) weds Paul Bernard Du Feu

Author, Poet and Actress Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Actress
Maya Angelou
  • Jan 31st "The Outlaw" actress Jane Russell (52) weds real-estate broker John Calvin People (45) in Santa Barbara, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 10th NBA player Julius Erving (23) weds model Turquoise Brown at Waldorf

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 16th MLB player Mike Schmidt (24) weds Donna Wightman

MLB Third Baseman Mike Schmidt
MLB Third Baseman
Mike Schmidt

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 23rd US Governor Jeb Bush (21) weds philantropist Columba Bush (20) in Austin, Texas

US Governor Jeb Bush
US Governor
Jeb Bush
  • Jun 5th "Sly and the Family Stone" frontman Sly Stone (31) weds model-actress Kathy Silva at Madison Square Garden

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 7th Actor Richard Harris (43) weds actress Ann Turkel (27)

Actor and Singer Richard Harris
Actor and Singer
Richard Harris

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 8th NBA forward Jerry Lucas (34) weds second wife Sharalee Beard

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas
NBA Forward
Jerry Lucas

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 4th Singer Barry White (29) weds R&B singer Glodean James at a private ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada

Singer Barry White
Barry White
  • Jul 16th "The Osmonds" singer Alan Osmond (25) weds Suzanne Pinegar at LDS Temple in Provo, Utah

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 7th Actress Faye Dunaway weds Peter Wolf of J Geils Band

Actress Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 19th Oscar-winning lyricist Tim Rice (29) weds Jane McIntosh

Lyricist Tim Rice
Tim Rice

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 14th Singer-composer Quincy Jones Jr (41) weds actress Peggy Lipton (28) in Los Angeles, California

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 13th Professional boxer George Foreman (25) divorces Adrienne Calhoun after almost 3 years of marriage

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

May 6th Actress Maggie Smith (39) divorces actor Robert Stephens (42) after 6 years of marriage

Actress Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 26th Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 5th divorce from actor Richard Burton

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 13th Singer-composer Quincy Jones Jr (28) divorces actress Ulla Andersson (41) after 5 years of marriage

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 10th Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (41) divorces director-producer William Asher (53) after 11 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 308

  • Jan 2nd Tex Ritter, country singer (5 Star Jubilee), dies at 67
  • Jan 3rd Gino Cervi, actor (Becket, Don Camillo), dies at 72
  • Jan 4th Karel Janacek, composer, dies at 70
  • Jan 5th Roy Bargy, orchestra leader (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 79
  • Jan 5th Lev Oborin, Russian pianist (b. 1907)
  • Jan 6th David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican sculptor/muralist, dies at 77
  • Jan 7th Charles Alfred Coulson, British Chemist (theoretical), dies at 63
  • Jan 13th Raoul Jobin, Canadian tenor (b. 1906)
  • Jan 13th Salvador Novo, Mexican writer and poet (b. 1904)
  • Jan 14th Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia parliament chairman, dies at 62
  • Jan 15th Karel Salmon, composer, dies at 76
  • Jan 20th Edmund Blunden, British poet/critic, dies at 77
  • Jan 21st Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author, dies at 48
  • Jan 21st Ken Viljoen, cricketer (played 27 Tests for South Africa 1930-47), dies
  • Jan 21st Lewis L Strauss, head US Atomic Energy Comm (1953-58), dies at 78
  • Jan 22nd Leon Lontoc, actor (Henry-Burke's Law), dies at 64
  • Jan 26th Siegfried von Vegesack, German writer, dies at 85
  • Jan 26th Wiktor Labunski, composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 27th Georgios Grivas, Greek gen/oppos leader on Cyprus (EOKA), dies at 75
  • Jan 27th Paula Ludwig, Austrian German poet, dies at 74
  • Jan 30th Bill Whitty, cricketer (37 wkts v South Africa 1910-11 series), dies
  • Jan 31st Glenn Morris, olympian/actor (Tarzan's Revenge), dies at 61
  • Jan 31st Harry Baum, actor (Crime & Punishment), dies at 58
  • Jan 31st Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Flandre), dies at 72
  • Jan 31st Roger Pryor, actor (Lady by Choice), dies at 72

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 31st Samuel Goldwyn, Polish/English/US film magnate (MGM), dies of natural causes at 91

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • Feb 1st Lynda Ann Healy, 1st Bundy murder victim, abducted in Seattle
  • Feb 2nd Jean Absil, Belgian composer (Benedictions), dies at 80
  • Feb 4th Mihail Andricu, composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 4th Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1894)
  • Feb 7th Arline Judge, actress (Age of Consent), dies at 61
  • Feb 8th Fern Andra, dies at 80
  • Feb 8th Fritz Zwicky, Swiss/US astronomer (supernova, dark matter), dies at 75
  • Feb 9th Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier, dies at 60
  • Feb 11th Anna Q Nilsson, actress (Toll Gate, Sorrell & Son), dies at 85
  • Feb 14th C S Dempster, cricketer (10 Tests for NZ, 723 runs), dies
  • Feb 15th Kurt Magnus Atterberg, composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 16th John Garand, Canadian rifle engineer and manufacturer (b. 1888)
  • Feb 20th David Monrad Johansen, composer, dies at 85

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 21st Tim Horton, Canadian hockey player and co-founder of Tim Hortons, dies in a car crash at 44

NHL Star and Businessman Tim Horton
NHL Star and Businessman
Tim Horton
  • Feb 22nd Samuel Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (b. 1930)
  • Feb 23rd Florence Rice, actress (Girl in 1313, Carnival), dies at 63
  • Feb 23rd Harry Ruby, American composer and writer (b. 1895)
  • Feb 27th Pat Brady, Toledo Ohio, actor (Roy Rodgers Show), dies at 59
  • Feb 28th Mees Toxopeus, Dutch rescue-vessel captain, dies at 89
  • Mar 1st Jos de Haes, Flemish philological/poet (Azuren Holte), dies at 53
  • Mar 1st Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (b. 1935)
  • Mar 2nd Barbara Ruick, actress/singer (Jerry Colonna Show), dies at 41
  • Mar 2nd Salvador Puig Antich, Spanish anarchist (b. 1948)
  • Mar 3rd Barbara Ruick, actress (Carousel, Fearless Fagan), dies at 43
  • Mar 3rd Frank Wilcox, actor (John-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 66
  • Mar 4th Adolph Gottlieb, US painter, dies at 71
  • Mar 5th Billy DeWolfe, actor (Good Morning World), dies at 67
  • Mar 5th Solomon I "Sol" Hurok, US impresario, dies at 85
  • Mar 5th Billy De Wolfe, American actor (b. 1907)
  • Mar 7th Alberto Rabagliati, Italian singer and actor (b. 1906)
  • Mar 8th Christian van Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor (Spinroc), dies at 56
  • Mar 8th Willem "Wim" Sonneveld, Dutch actor (Silk Stockings), dies at 56
  • Mar 9th Earl W Sutherland Jr, US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971), dies at 58
  • Mar 10th June Harrison, actress (Land of the Lawless), dies at 48
  • Mar 10th Quinto Maganini, composer, dies at 76
  • Mar 12th Billy Fox, Protestant Dublin MP, assassinated
  • Mar 12th George D. Sax, Drive-in bank and instant loan innovator. Owner of the Saxony Hotel. (b. 1904)
  • Mar 13th Howard St John, actor (Investigator, Dr Lewis-Hank), dies at 68
  • Mar 13th Janos Prohaska, actor (Andy Williams Show), dies at 52
  • Mar 17th Carroll Nye, actor (Gone with the Wind), dies at 72
  • Mar 17th Louis I Kahn, Estonia/US architect, dies at about 73
  • Mar 18th David C Imboden, actor (King of Kings), dies at 87
  • Mar 19th Anne Klien, fashion designer, dies at 51
  • Mar 19th Edward Platt, actor (Chief-Get Smart), dies at 58
  • Mar 19th Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist/daughter of Otto K, dies at 70
  • Mar 20th Chet Huntley, newscaster (NBC Huntley-Brinkley Report), dies at 62
  • Mar 20th [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, African American advocate in Virginia, dies at 83
  • Mar 21st Candy Darling, [James Slattery], female impersonator, dies
  • Mar 22nd Peter Revson, US race car driver (Indianapolis 500), dies at 35
  • Mar 24th Doris Deane, dies at 74
  • Mar 24th Yoshida Isoya, Japanese architect (modern sukiya style), dies at 79
  • Mar 25th Otto Waldis, actor (Unknown World, Whip Hand), dies at 72
  • Mar 28th Dorothy Fields, US singer (Way you Look Tonight), dies at 68
  • Mar 28th Francoise Rosay, actress (Interlude, Women in Prison), dies at 82
  • Mar 28th Arthur Crudup, American blues singer and guitarist, dies of heart attack at 68
  • Mar 29th Seton I Miller, writer, dies at 71
  • Mar 30th Ludovicus J Rogier, Dutch historian (Reborn in Freedom), dies at 79
  • Mar 31st Andrea Checci, actress (2 Women, Assassin, Black Sunday), dies at 57
  • Apr 1st Alfred Ernest Whitehead, composer, dies at 86
  • Apr 2nd Douglass Dumbrille, actor (Mr Deed Goes to Town), dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 2nd Georges Pompidou, French President (1969-1974) and Prime Minister (1962-1968), dies in Paris at 62

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Apr 5th William Hudson, actor (I Led 3 Lives), dies at 49
  • Apr 5th A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (b. 1882)
  • Apr 6th Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (Hilversum Town Hall), dies at 89
  • Apr 6th Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman (b.1895)
  • Apr 8th James Charles McGuigan, Catholic archbishop of Toronto (b. 1894)
  • Apr 10th Patricia Collinge, dies at 81
  • Apr 10th Roger Bastide, French sociologist, dies at 76
  • Apr 11th Curt Conway, American actor, dies at 58
  • Apr 12th Carl Jaffe, dies at 72
  • Apr 13th Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71
  • Apr 15th Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (b. 1906)
  • Apr 17th Frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52
  • Apr 17th Herbert Elwell, US composer (Happy Hypocrite), dies at 75