1952 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 240

  • Jan 1 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 5th string quartet
  • Jan 3 Australia beat W Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38
  • Jan 5 Flying Enterprise sinks

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Jan 5 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes an official visit to the US

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Jan 7 French Plevin government falls
  • Jan 8 Jordan adopts constitution
  • Jan 9 Belgian Pholien government resigns
  • Jan 10 Jean Anouilh's "La valse des toréadors" premieres in Paris
  • Jan 11 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore
  • Jan 12 University of Tennessee admits it's 1st black student
  • Jan 14 Rationing of coffee in Netherlands ends
  • Jan 14 Snowstorm in Sierra Nevada kills 26
  • Jan 16 New Dutch bible translation finished
  • Jan 20 British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone
  • Jan 21 Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India
  • Jan 24 Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base
  • Jan 26 At least 20 people have been killed and 100s injured during riots in Cairo against the British
  • Jan 30 Lehmer verifies: 2^521-1 & 2^607-1 (183 ciphers) Mersenne-prime #
  • Jan 30 Korean War truce talks deadlock
  • Jan 31 Dutch Lutheran Church reunites after 1½ centuries
  • Feb 1 General strike against French colonial rule in Tunisia
  • Feb 1 SN Behrman's "Jane" premieres in NYC

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Feb 6 Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • Feb 8 Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc
  • Feb 10 India holds its first general election: Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru remains in power

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Feb 15 King George VI is buried in St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • Feb 19 French offensive at Hanoi
  • Feb 20 1st black umpire in organized baseball certified (Emmett Ashford)
  • Feb 21 Bangladesh Martyrs Day (martyrs of Bengali Language Movement)
  • Feb 26 Netherlands-Indonesian Unity conference
  • Feb 26 PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb

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Feb 28 Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey
  • Feb 29 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Ria Falk & Paul Falk of GER
  • Feb 29 Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Jacqueline du Bief of FRA
  • Feb 29 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button USA
  • Feb 29 The island of Heligoland is restored to German authority.
  • Mar 1 Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasja resigns
  • Mar 1 Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain
  • Mar 3 Puerto Rico approves its 1st self-written constitution
  • Mar 5 Terence Rattigan's "Deep Blue Sea" premieres in London
  • Mar 8 Antoine Pinay forms French government

BattleCoup d'état

Mar 10 Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Mar 15 Greatest 24-hr rainfall begins: 187 cm at La Reunion, Indian Ocean
  • Mar 16 1870 mm rain in Cilaos, Reunion (world record)
  • Mar 18 1st plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Philadelphia)
  • Mar 20 Final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan by US Senate
  • Mar 21 -22] Tornadoes in Ark, Tenn, Mo, Miss, Ala & Ky cause 343 deaths
  • Mar 21 31 storms crosses 6 states killing 340 in South-Central US
  • Mar 22 Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44
  • Mar 24 Great demonstrations against apartheid in South Africa
  • Mar 26 F Durrenmatt's "Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi" premieres in Munich

MurderAssassination Attempt

Mar 27 Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • Mar 27 Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
  • Mar 28 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • Mar 28 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • Mar 30 6th Tony Awards: Fourposter & King & I win
  • Apr 1 Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow
  • Apr 1 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 3 Dutch Queen Juliana speaks to US Congress
  • Apr 5 Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title
  • Apr 8 US President Harry Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike
  • Apr 9 Hugo Ballivian's government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalisation of tin mines
  • Apr 11 The Battle of Nanri island takes place.
  • Apr 12 Salaheddine Baccouche forms Tunisian government
  • Apr 15 Franklin National Bank issues 1st bank credit card
  • Apr 15 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 15 The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress prototype
  • Apr 21 BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
  • Apr 21 Secretaryies' Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.
  • Apr 22 1st atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada
  • Apr 22 Eugene Ionesco's "Les Chaises" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 23 Bob Cain of Browns & Bob Feller of Indians each pitch a one-hitter
  • Apr 23 NY Giant Hoyt Wilhelm wins his 1st relief game & hits his only HR
  • Apr 23 Oil pipeline from Kirkuk to Banias completed
  • Apr 25 American Bowling Congress approves use of an automatic pinsetter
  • Apr 25 German state of Bathe-Wurttemberg forms
  • Apr 26 US minesweeper Hobson rams aircraft carrier Wasp, kills 176
  • Apr 28 WW II Pacific peace treaty takes effect

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Apr 28 Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Commander of NATO.

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • May 1 US Marines take part in an atomic explosion training in Nevada
  • May 1 Mr Potato Head introduced
  • May 1 TWA introduces tourist class
  • May 2 1st performance of John Cage's "Water Music"
  • May 2 1st scheduled jet airliner passenger service began with a BOAC Comet
  • May 2 Operations begin at United Suriname Workers of Netherlands which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers
  • May 3 1st landing by an airplane at geographic North Pole
  • May 5 Pulitzer prize awarded to Herman Wouk (Caine Mutiny)
  • May 7 The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey Dummer
  • May 12 Charlton Playground named in Bronx
  • May 12 Gaj Singh is crowned Maharaja of Jodhpur.
  • May 13 Pandit Nehru becomes premier of India
  • May 13 The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting.
  • May 15 Detroit Tiger Virgil Trucks no-hits Wash Senators, 1-0

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May 18 Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848 BC

Chemist Willard Libby
Chemist
Willard Libby
  • May 21 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Amsterdam-Rhine Canal
  • May 27 European Defense Community forms
  • May 28 Memphis Kiddie Park opens in Brooklyn, Ohio. The park's Little Dipper roller coaster would become the oldest operating steel roller coaster in North America.
  • May 28 The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
  • May 29 2nd Round Conference between Dutch Antilles & Suriname ends
  • May 30 Darius Milhaud's "West Point Suite" premieres

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 221

  • Jan 3 Jim Ross, American wrestling announcer
  • Jan 7 Giuliano Ferrara, Italian politician, journalist and founding editor (Il Foglio)
  • Jan 9 Eveline L Herfkens, Dutch MP (PvdA)
  • Jan 9 Hugh Bayley, British politician
  • Jan 11 Michael Forshaw, Australian politician
  • Jan 12 Charles Faulkner, American motivational speaker and author
  • Jan 12 Walter Mosley, American author
  • Jan 14 Sydney Biddle Barrow, madam/autohr (Mayflower Madam)
  • Jan 14 Maureen Dowd, American writer
  • Jan 14 Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, Prime Minister of Romania
  • Jan 16 Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr, Major USAF/astr (STS 39, 64), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Jan 16 Roberta Baskin, NY, correspondent (48 Hours)
  • Jan 16 King Fuad II of Egypt (1952-53), last King of Egypt, born in Cairo
  • Jan 18 Michael Behe, American advocate of Intelligent Design
  • Jan 21 Marco Camenisch, Swiss environmental activist
  • Jan 21 Louis Menand, American writer and critic
  • Jan 24 William F Readdy, Quonset Point RI, astronaut (STS 42, 51, 79)
  • Jan 25 Timothy White, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • Jan 26 Mario Runco Jr, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 31 Rosanne Musgrave, headmistress (Blackheath HS)
  • Jan 31 Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (d. 1969)
  • Feb 1 Roger Y. Tsien, Chemist (Nobel Prize 2008) born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • Feb 2 Park Geun-hye, 1st female President of South Korea (2013-), born in Jung-gu, Taegu
  • Feb 3 Jack Fields, (Rep-R-TX, 1981- )
  • Feb 4 Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist
  • Feb 6 Ricardo Lavolpe, Argentine football coach
  • Feb 8 Nancy Lord, Libertarian VP candidate (1992)
  • Feb 10 Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore
  • Feb 12 Salvador Pineda, Mexico City, doctor
  • Feb 13 David Puilum Choi, Hong Kong, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Feb 14 Nancy Keenan, current NARAL president
  • Feb 19 Rudolfo Neri-Vida, Mexico, PHD/astronaut (STS 23)
  • Feb 19 Amy Tan, American novelist
  • Feb 20 Catherine Cummins, Clintwood Va, 1st of 5 siblings born on 2/20
  • Feb 22 James Philip Bagian, MDPE/astronaut (STS 29, STS 40), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 22 Bill Frist, American politician
  • Feb 25 James A Barcia, (Rep-D-Michigan)
  • Feb 25 Inger Segelström, Swedish politician
  • Feb 29 Bart Stupak, (Rep-D-Michigan)
  • Feb 29 Raul Gonzalez, Mexican 50K speed walker (world record)
  • Feb 29 Tim[othy] Powers, American sci-fi author (Last Call, Declare), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Mar 1 Steven Barnes, American writer
  • Mar 1 Leigh Matthews, Australian rules footballer
  • Mar 2 Mark Evanier, American writer
  • Mar 6 Lyn Perrin, executive administrator (WIC)
  • Mar 7 Vivian Richards, West Indian master blaster
  • Mar 8 Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-14)
  • Mar 8 George Felix Allen, American politician
  • Mar 10 Oupa J Gqozo, South African warden/army commandant (Ciskei)
  • Mar 10 Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe politician

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Mar 11 Douglas Adams, English author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2001)

  • Mar 12 Eliézer Niyitegeka, Rwandan journalist, politician and genocidaire
  • Mar 14 J Fred Muggs, chimpanzee (Today show), born in French Cameroon

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Mar 14 Martin Dempsey, American General, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2011-), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Army General Martin Dempsey
Army General
Martin Dempsey
  • Mar 15 Howard Koh, American state government official
  • Mar 16 Philippe Kahn, French-American entrepreneur
  • Mar 23 Kim Stanley Robinson, American author
  • Mar 23 Rex Tillerson, American businessman (ExxonMobil) and US Secretary of State (2017-), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Mar 25 Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician
  • Mar 26 David Amess, British politician (C), born in London
  • Apr 1 Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi, Tripoli Libya, bomber (Pan Am 103), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 1 Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher
  • Apr 3 Mike Moore, American politician and attorney
  • Apr 13 Ron Dittemore, American space administrator
  • Apr 13 David Drew, British politician
  • Apr 17 Željko Ražnatović, Serbian warlord (d. 2000)
  • Apr 20 Tamara Sergeyevna Zakharova, Russian cosmonaut
  • Apr 20 Toine van Benthem, dentist/playwright/cabaret performer (Purper)
  • Apr 23 Tony Maselli, (fictional character on "Who's the Boss")
  • Apr 24 Jean Paul Gaultier, Arcueil France, French fashion designer
  • Apr 26 Popo Simon Molefe, secretary-general (South Africa UDF)
  • Apr 27 Larry Elder, American political commentator
  • Apr 29 David Icke, English writer
  • Apr 30 Tom Pesek, PC programmer (creator of HAL 9000 program)
  • May 6 Chiaki Naito-Mukai, Tatebayashi Japan, astronaut (STS 65, sk:95)
  • May 7 Amy Heckerling, dir (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 8 Charles J Camarda, American PhD/astronaut, born in NYC, New York
  • May 11 Warren Littlefield, American television executive
  • May 13 John Kasich, US politician (Governor of Ohio (R), 2011-), born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
  • May 13 Manfred Langer, Austrian/Dutch disco builder
  • May 14 Donald R McMonagle, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 39, 54, 66), born in Flint, Michigan
  • May 16 James Herndon, American media psychologist
  • May 17 Howard Hampton, Canadian politician
  • May 18 Diane E[lizabeth] Duane, US, sci-fi author (Door into Fire)
  • May 18 Martin R Hoke, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • May 18 Jeana Yeager, American aviator
  • May 22 Jan Todd, woman power lifter, once lifted 248 kg in a squat
  • May 25 Al Sarrantonio, American writer
  • May 25 Gordon Smith, American politician
  • May 25 Jeffrey Bewkes, American media executive
  • May 29 Louise Cooper, UK, sci-fi author (Nemesis, Inferno, Infanta, Nocturne)
  • Jun 2 Gary Bettman, American National Hockey League commissioner
  • Jun 8 Lindka Cierach, fashion designer
  • Jun 8 Martin Taylor, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • Jun 12 Seigfried Brietzke, German DR, coxless rower (Oly-gold-1972, 76, 80)
  • Jun 12 Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy under George W. Bush
  • Jun 13 Tony Bruno, American talkshow host
  • Jun 13 Jean-Marie Dedecker, Belgian politician and former judoka
  • Jun 14 Leon Wieseltier, American writer.
  • Jun 15 Lorna Young, salesperson

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 12 Cambodia king Norodom Sihanouk (29) weds Paule Monique Izzi

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • Jul 2 Zulu-leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi marries Irene Mzila
  • Jul 15 Gerald D Lascelles (under English princess Mary) weds Angela Dowding

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 14 UK Prime Minister Anthony Eden (55) weds UK prime minister's niece Clarissa Spencer-Churchill (32) in a civil ceremony at Caxton Hall, London

British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister
Anthony Eden

Deaths in History

  • Jan 4 Constantl Permeke, Flemish painter (Boerin), dies at 65
  • Jan 5 Victor Alexander John Hope, viceroy of India (1936-43), dies at 64
  • Jan 8 Antonia Maury, discoverer (supergiant, giant & dwarf stars), dies
  • Jan 8 Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 66
  • Jan 11 Jean JM de Lattre de Tassigny, gen (N-Africa/Indo-China), dies at 61
  • Jan 15 Ned Hanlon, Premier of Queensland (b. 1887)
  • Jan 22 Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Mysteries of Love), dies at 52
  • Jan 25 Sveinn Bjornsson, Danish 1st President of Iceland (1944-52), dies at 70
  • Jan 26 Louis van Deyssel, Dutch writer (Diary of Franc Rozelaar), dies at 87
  • Jan 26 Khorloogiin Choibalsan, leader of Mongolia (b. 1895)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 6 George VI, King of Britain (1936-52), dies at 56

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • Feb 9 Norman Douglas, essayist/novelist, dies
  • Feb 10 Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (b. 1880)
  • Feb 13 Josephine Tey, English author (b. 1896)
  • Feb 16 Knut [Pedersen] Hamsun, Norwegian writer (Wanders, Nobel 1920), dies
  • Feb 19 Knut Hamsun, writer, dies at 92
  • Feb 27 Theodorus Pangalos, Greek general/dictator 1926, dies at 74
  • Mar 1 Mariano Azuela, Mexican novelist (b. 1873)
  • Mar 4 Charles Scott Sherrington, English scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1857)
  • Mar 7 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (b. 1893)
  • Mar 21 Wilhelm Albrecht, German SD-chief, executed
  • Mar 23 Klaas Schilder, Dutch vicar/theologist/antifascist, dies at 61
  • Mar 31 Wallace H. White, Jr., American politician (b. 1877)
  • Apr 2 Bernard F Lyot, Fren astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55
  • Apr 5 Henri Vandeputte, Belgian writer (L'Autre Vie), dies at 75
  • Apr 5 Charles Collett, GWR chief mechanical engineer (b. 1871)
  • Apr 21 [Richard] Stafford Cripps, Engl min of Plane-manufacturing, dies at 62
  • Apr 23 Minus van Looi, [Benjamin van der Neart], Flemish writer, dies at 60
  • Apr 23 Julius Freed, American inventor and banker (b. 1887)
  • Apr 24 Hans [Hendrik A] Kramers, physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57
  • Apr 24 Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State, dies at 82
  • Apr 27 Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician (b. 1865)
  • May 1 William Fox, [Fried], US film pioneer (Nickelodeon), dies at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 6 Maria Montessori, Italian physician/educationist, dies at 81

  • May 16 Frances Benjamin Johnston, early American female photgrapher
  • May 26 Damaso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55
  • May 31 Walter Schellenberg, German lawyer/headed spy (Venlo), dies

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Jun 1 John Dewey, US philosopher (Common Faith), dies at 92

Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer John Dewey
Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer
John Dewey
  • Jun 12 Michael von Faulhaber, Cardinal/archbishop of Munich, dies at 83
  • Jun 13 Max Pulver, writer, dies
  • Jun 15 Jakob Jud, Swiss linguist/etymologist, dies at 70
  • Jun 16 Andrew Lawson, Scottish-American geologist, first to map the entire San Andreas Fault (b. 1861)
  • Jun 17 Jack Parsons, American rocket-fuel pioneer and renegade occultist (b. 1914)
  • Jun 18 Efim D Bogolyubov, Russian chess player, dies at 63
  • Jun 27 Max Dehn, German mathematician (b. 1878)
  • Jul 4 Walter Long, dies at 73
  • Jul 6 Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, French Canadian politician (b. 1867)
  • Jul 18 Paul Saintenoy, Belgian architect (b. 1862)
  • Jul 22 August Balthazar, Belgian politician, dies at 58

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 26 Eva Perón [Evita], Argentine First Lady and actress, dies of cancer at 33

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón
First Lady of Argentina
Eva Perón
  • Aug 5 Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (b. 1917)
  • Aug 12 David Bergelson, Yiddish language writer (b. 1884)
  • Aug 16 Lydia Field Emmet, American painter (b. 1866)
  • Aug 18 Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, Chilean Jesuit saint (b. 1901)
  • Aug 20 Kurt Schumacher, German politician/chairman (SPD), dies
  • Aug 21 Isaac Sadeh, leader of Jewish commando forces, dies
  • Aug 31 Henri Bourassa, French Canadian political leader (b. 1868)
  • Sep 10 Youssef Aftimus, Lebanese civil engineer and architect (b. 1866)
  • Sep 14 Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Swiss writer, commits suicide at 29
  • Sep 18 Hippoliet Daeye, Flemish painter (Dreamy), dies
  • Sep 19 Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Presento il mio Ticino), dies
  • Sep 22 Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, first President of Finland (b. 1865)
  • Sep 26 George Santayana, US philosopher/poet (Last Puritan), dies at 88
  • Sep 30 Waldorf Astor, House of Lords & Commons/owner of Observer, dies
  • Oct 3 Alfred Neumann, German writer, dies at 56
  • Oct 28 Billy Hughes, seventh Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)
  • Oct 31 U Chit Hlaing, Burmese politician (b. 1879)
  • Nov 9 Chaim Weizmann, bio-chemist/1st president Israel, dies at 77
  • Nov 9 Philip Murray, 1st president of the United Steelworkers and longest-serving president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (b. 1886)
  • Nov 18 Paul Eluard, French communist/poet, dies at 56
  • Nov 20 Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher (La Critica), dies at 86
  • Nov 21 Henriette Roland Holst-de Schalk, marxist author, dies at 82
  • Nov 21 William Green, union chairman (AFL 1924-52), dies at 79
  • Nov 23 Aaro A Hellaakoski, Finnish geographer/poet, dies at 59
  • Nov 26 Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer (b. 1865)
  • Nov 29 Rosa Lewis, English chef/owner (Cavendish Hotel London), dies
  • Nov 29 Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian/US chemist, dies at 85
  • Dec 1 Victor E Orlando, Italian premier (1917-19), dies at 92
  • Dec 4 Karen Horney, German/US neo freudian psycho analyst, dies at 67
  • Dec 8 Charles Lightoller, English second officer on the Titanic (b. 1874)
  • Dec 12 Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist and linguist (b. 1879)
  • Dec 24 Henry A "Hans" Kramers, Dutch theoretical physicist, dies at 58
  • Dec 26 Pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Pegaso), dies at 59
  • Dec 27 Henri G Winkelman, Dutch supreme commander army/navy 1940, dies at 76
  • Dec 27 Patrick Joseph Hartigan, Australian Roman Catholic priest (b. 1878)
  • Dec 30 Ivan Olbracht, writer, dies