1954 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 315

  • Jan 1 Yugoslav parliament chairman/VP Milovan Djilas criticize communism
  • Jan 2 Herman Wouks "Caine Mutiny," premieres in NYC
  • Jan 7 Georgetown-IBM experiment, the first public demonstration of a machine translation system, is held in New York at the head office of IBM.
  • Jan 9 -87°F (-66°C), Northice Station, Greenland (Greenland record)
  • Jan 9 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Louise Bogan & Leonie Adams
  • Jan 10 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to W H Auden
  • Jan 10 A Comet jet airliner crashes in the Mediterranea; 35 people are missing
  • Jan 11 2 ton locomotive swept into ravine by avalanche 10 die (Austria)
  • Jan 12 Austria's worst avalanche-kills 200; 9hrs later 2nd one-kills 115

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Jan 12 Queen Elizabeth II opens NZ parliament

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Jan 13 Military rule in Egypt; 318 Muslim Brotherhood members arrested
  • Jan 14 The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.
  • Jan 18 Fanfani forms Italian government
  • Jan 20 -70°F (-57°C), Rogers Pass, Montana (US 48 state record)
  • Jan 20 Dmitri Shostakovitch's' "Concertino opus 94" premieres
  • Jan 20 The National Negro Network is established with 40 charter member radio stations.
  • Jan 21 1st gas turbine automobile exhibited (NYC)
  • Jan 21 USS Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine, launched on the Thames, Connecticut.
  • Jan 23 Harry van Thorn chosen chairman of Dutch KVP
  • Jan 24 BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Don Carter
  • Jan 26 Ground breaking begins on Disneyland
  • Jan 30 Belgium ends trade agreement with USSR
  • Jan 30 Fanfani government of Italy resigns
  • Feb 1 Scapino Ballet Studio in Amsterdam destroyed by fire

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Feb 2 President Eisenhower reports detonation of 1st H-bomb (done in 1952)

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Feb 2 Snow falls on Gibraltar
  • Feb 3 Jeen van den Berg wins Dutch Eleven Cities Skating race (7:32)
  • Feb 9 Mario Scelba forms new government in Italy
  • Feb 10 Eisenhower warns against US intervention in Vietnam
  • Feb 10 Ice Pairs Championship at Oslo won by Frances Dafoe and Norris Bowden of Canada
  • Feb 10 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Gundi Busch GER
  • Feb 10 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Oslo won by Hayes Alan Jenkins US
  • Feb 12 The UK government establishes an organisation to control atomic energy in the country under The Atomic Energy Authority Bill
  • Feb 13 Frank Selvey scores 100 points for Furman beating Newberry 149-95

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Feb 14 Sen John F. Kennedy appears on "Meet the Press"

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Feb 15 1st Bevatron particle accelerator in operation-Berkeley, California
  • Feb 18 The first Church of Scientology is established in Los Angeles, California.
  • Feb 20 General Zahedi wins election in Persia

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Feb 23 1st mass inoculation against polio with Salk vaccine (Pittsburgh)

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk
  • Feb 23 Syrian army drives out president Adib el-Shishakli
  • Feb 25 Abdul Nasser appointed Egyptian premier
  • Feb 26 1st typesetting machine (photo engraving) used, Quincy Mass
  • Feb 26 Michigan rep Ruth Thompson (R) introduces legislation to ban mailing "obscene, lewd, lascivious or filthy" phonograph (rock & roll) records
  • Feb 28 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
  • Mar 1 4 Puerto Ricans open fire in US House of Representatives injuring 5 members
  • Mar 1 Rebellion during visit of pres Naguib in Khartoum Sudan, 30 die
  • Mar 1 US explodes Castle Bravo, 15 megaton hydrogen bomb at Bikini Atoll - most powerful nuclear device ever detonated by the US
  • Mar 4 James E. Wilkins appointed 1st black US sub-cabinet member
  • Mar 4 Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, announces the first successful kidney transplant.
  • Mar 8 Herb McKinley sets quarter mile record of 0:46.8 in Melbourne, Australia

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Mar 9 Edward R Murrow criticizes Sen Joseph McCarthy (See it Now)

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • Mar 11 US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics
  • Mar 13 Viet Minh General Giap opens assault on That Bien Phu
  • Mar 19 1st color telecast of a prize fight, Giardello vs Troy in Madison Square Garden, NYC
  • Mar 19 1st rocket-driven sled on rails tested in Alamogordo, NM
  • Mar 19 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • Mar 19 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
  • Mar 19 Weekes, Worrell & Walcott complete centuries in innings v England
  • Mar 20 1st newspaper vending machine used (Columbia Pennsylvania)
  • Mar 22 First shopping mall opened in Southfield, Michigan
  • Mar 22 Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
  • Mar 25 Pope Pius XII encyclical "Sacra virginitas" (On consecrated virginity)
  • Mar 25 RCA manufactures 1st color TV set (12½" screen at $1,000)
  • Mar 26 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
  • Mar 28 8th Tony Awards: Teahouse of the August Moon & Kismet win
  • Mar 31 USSR offers to join NATO
  • Apr 1 US Air Force Academy established
  • Apr 1 1st Dutch motorway, Amsterdam-Utrecht, opens
  • Apr 1 1st US Army helicopter battalion forms, Fort Bragg, NC
  • Apr 1 Earthquake/tsunami ravage Aleutians, 200 killed
  • Apr 2 Plans to build Disneyland 1st announced [see Jan 26]
  • Apr 3 Don Perry climbs a 20' rope in under 2.8 seconds (AAU record)
  • Apr 6 TV Dinner was 1st put on sale by Swanson & Sons
  • Apr 6 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island
  • Apr 7 German government refuses to recognize DDR
  • Apr 7 US President Dwight D. Eisenhower in news conference is first to voice fear of a "domino-effect" of communism in Indo-China
  • Apr 12 Belgian Van Houtte government resigns
  • Apr 12 Bill Haley & Comets records "Rock Around Clock"
  • Apr 12 Joe Turner releases "Shake, Rattle & Roll"

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Apr 13 Robert Oppenheimer accused of being a communist

Father of the Atomic Bomb Robert Oppenheimer
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Robert Oppenheimer
  • Apr 14 Soviet diplomat Vladimir Petrov asks for politics asylum in Canberra
  • Apr 15 Yankees dedicate a plaque to Edward Barrow
  • Apr 18 Colonel Gamal Abdal Nasser seizes power & becomes Prime Minister of Egypt
  • Apr 21 Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of USSR
  • Apr 21 USAF flies French battalion to Vietnam
  • Apr 22 Achiel van Acker forms Belgian government
  • Apr 22 US Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings begin
  • Apr 22 USSR joins UNESCO
  • Apr 24 1st American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina
  • Apr 24 Australia & USSR break diplomatic relations

1stFirst Solar Battery

Apr 25 Bell labs announces the 1st solar battery made from silicon. It has about 6% efficiency.

  • Apr 25 British raid Nairobi, Kenya (25,000 Mau Mau suspects arrested)
  • Apr 25 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island atmospher
  • Apr 26 Far Eastern Affairs conference opens in Geneva
  • Apr 26 Nationwide test of Salk anti-polio vaccine begins
  • Apr 30 Darius Milhauds 4th Concert for piano/orch premieres in Haifa
  • May 1 Bishops publish Mandement (member socialist org forbidden)
  • May 1 HSA-UWC Forms (Unification Church) (Moonies)

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May 3 Pulitzer prize awarded to Charles A Lindbergh & John Patrick

  • May 4 US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Bikini Island

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 193

  • Jan 1 Bob Menendez, American politician
  • Jan 2 Henry Bonilla, American politician
  • Jan 3 Ned Lamont, American businessman
  • Jan 6 Hans Robert Hiegel, German architect
  • Jan 6 Yuji Horii, Japanese video game designer

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Jan 12 Howard Stern, Roosevelt NY, "Radio's Bad Boy" (WKRK, WYSP, WJFK)

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Jan 15 Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino writer
  • Jan 17 Robert F Kennedy Jr, attorney (Natural Resources Defense Council)
  • Jan 17 Susan Kiefel, Australian lawyer and judge
  • Jan 19 Cindy Sherman, American artist
  • Jan 22 Peter Pilz, Austrian politician
  • Jan 25 Kim Gandy, American feminist
  • Jan 26 Martin Dunn, British editor (Today)
  • Jan 27 Peter Laird, American comic-book artist
  • Jan 27 Joko Ninomiya, Japanese martial artist
  • Jan 28 Rick Warren, American pastor and author
  • Feb 7 Brian Morton, Scottish writer
  • Feb 9 Ulrich Walter, German FR, cosmonaut
  • Feb 9 Mary Jo Duffy, American comic book writer and editor
  • Feb 9 Christopher Gardner, American entrepreneur
  • Feb 9 Kevin Warwick, Cyborg Scientist
  • Feb 9 Gina Rhinehart, Australian mining magnate (Australia's richest person), born in Perth, Western Australia
  • Feb 12 Philip Zimmermann, American cryptographer
  • Feb 16 Iain [Menzies] Banks, UK, sci-fi author (Wasp Factory), (d. 2013)
  • Feb 20 Patty Hearst Shaw, SF, famous kidnap hostage (Tanya)
  • Feb 20 Vasili Vasilyevich Tsibliyev, Rus col/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-17, TM-25)
  • Feb 23 Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine
  • Feb 24 Constantine Phipps, 5th Marquess of Normanby
  • Feb 26 Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey
  • Mar 2 Stone Phumelele Sizani, South African treasurer (UDF)
  • Mar 4 Catherine O'Hara, comedienne (Beetlejuice, SCTV), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 4 Mark Chorvinsky, American author and editor (d. 2005)
  • Mar 4 François Fillon, French politician, Prime Minister of France
  • Mar 4 Willie Thorne, English snooker player
  • Mar 9 Bobby Sands, Irish IRA member and leader of the hunger strike at Maze Prison where he died in 1981
  • Mar 11 Gale Norton, 48th United States Secretary of the Interior
  • Mar 12 Anish Kapoor, Indian born British sculptor, born in Mumbai
  • Mar 13 Robin Duke, comedienne (SNL, SCTV, Club Paradise), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Mar 16 Colin Ireland, Kent, England, serial killer ('Gay Slayer'/ Coleherne killer), (d. 2012)
  • Mar 18 James F Reilly II, Mt Home AFB Idaho, PhD/astronaut (STS 89, sk:100)
  • Mar 19 Indu Shahani, Indian educationist and Sheriff of Mumbai
  • Mar 20 Liana Kanelli, Greek journalist and politician
  • Mar 24 Irina Ratushinskaya, Odessa Ukraine, disident poet (Beyond the Limit)
  • Mar 26 Piers Gardner, director (British Institute of Intl & Comparative Law)
  • Mar 28 Morris Mason, American convicted rapist and murderer (d. 1985)
  • Mar 29 Karen Anne Quinlan, NJ, famous comatose patient (right to die case)
  • Apr 5 Michael W Butler, computer programmer (created TODAY program)
  • Apr 8 G.V. Loganathan, American professor (d. 2007)
  • Apr 9 Iain Duncan Smith, British politician
  • Apr 13 Barbara Roche, British politician (L), immigration minister
  • Apr 14 Bruce Sterling, US, sci-fi author (Involution Ocean, Schismatrix)
  • Apr 24 Mumia Abu-Jamal, American death-row inmate
  • Apr 29 Bill Paxon, (Rep-R-New York)
  • May 1 Joel Rosenberg, science fiction author
  • May 2 Bulelani T Ngcuka, South African attorney/leader (UDF)
  • May 6 Sergei Nikolayevich Tresvyatsky, Russia, cosmonaut
  • May 6 Dora Bakoyannis, Greek politician
  • May 7 Philippe Geluck, Belgian cartoonist
  • May 7 Amy Heckerling, American director
  • May 10 Jeff Apple, producer (In the Line of Fire), born in Miami, Florida
  • May 14 Jens Sparschuh, German writer
  • May 15 Robert P. Harrison, American thinker
  • May 16 [Dafydd] Rhys Williams, Saskatoon Canada, MD/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
  • May 17 John Iles, dolby supervisor (Elephant Man, Richard III)
  • May 20 Galina Vasilyevna Amelkina, Russia, doctor/cosmonaut
  • May 20 David Paterson, American politician
  • May 20 Cindy Hensley McCain, wife of John McCain
  • May 20 Robert Van de Walle, Belgian judoka
  • May 25 Alison Stern, wife of radio personality Howard Stern (Private Parts)
  • May 26 Alan Hollinghurst, British novelist
  • May 26 Danny Rolling, American murderer (d. 2006)
  • May 27 Pauline Hanson, Australian politician
  • May 28 George E Mahlberg, Astrophysicist, Mt Palomar/Mt Wilson CA (1974-78)
  • May 28 John Tory, Canadian politician
  • Jun 6 Harvey Fierstein, playwright (Torch Song Trilogy, ID4), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 6 Cynthia Rylant, American author
  • Jun 7 Louise Erdrich, American author
  • Jun 8 Sergei Storchak, Russian deputy finance minister
  • Jun 9 George Pérez, American comic book artist
  • Jun 9 Gregory Maguire, American fantasy writer
  • Jun 12 Neil Oatley, English engineer
  • Jun 13 Andrzej Lepper, Polish politician
  • Jun 13 Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerian economist (Minister of Finance 2011-15), born in Ogwashi-Uku, Delta State
  • Jun 15 Paul Rusesabagina, Rwandan hotel manager
  • Jun 16 Jeffrey S Ashby, astronaut (sk: STS 85), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Jun 19 Jim Cooper, (Rep-D-TN, 1983- )
  • Jun 19 Michael O'Brien, British MP
  • Jun 20 Ilan Ramon, Israeli combat pilot and astronaut (d. 2003)
  • Jun 21 Mark Kimmitt, US Army general
  • Jun 21 Robert Menasse, Austrian writer
  • Jun 22 Charles T Canady, (Rep-R-Florida)
  • Jun 30 Pierre Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica (d. 2004)
  • Jul 5 Leni Björklund, Swedish politician
  • Jul 7 Steve Gilchrist, Canadian politician (Cabinet Minister and Member of Provincial Parliament, in Ontario), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jul 15 Boris Polak, Israel, Men's 50M Free Rifle 3 Positions (Oly-20-1996)
  • Jul 16 Jeanette Mott Oxford, American politician

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Jul 17 Angela Merkel, German politician, Chancellor of Germany (2005-), born in Hamburg, West Germany

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
  • Jul 17 J. Michael Straczynski, American author
  • Jul 19 Srđa Trifković, Serbian-American journalist
  • Jul 26 Lawrence Watt-Evans, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Sword of Bheleu)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 16 Painter Marcel Duchamp (66) weds Alexina Duchamp (48) in New York City

Painter and Sculptor Marcel Duchamp
Painter and Sculptor
Marcel Duchamp

HeartWedding of Interest

May 1 Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos (36) weds Imelda Romualdez (24) in a Catholic church

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 23 Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg (21) weds taxation law expert Martin D. Ginsburg

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 11 Football coach Al Davis (25) weds Carol Segal

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 11 Philippine president Corazon Aquino (21) weds Tarlac governor Benigno Aquino Jr (22) in Pasay City, Philippines

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 29 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (24) weds Joan Archer

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 Duff Cooper, British diplomat and writer (b. 1890)
  • Jan 11 Edgar Tytgat, Flemish painter/etcher/drawer, dies at 77
  • Jan 16 Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies
  • Jan 19 Theodor Kaluza, German scientist (b. 1885)
  • Jan 21 Billy Jenkins, dies at 69
  • Jan 26 Carl J Eldh, Swedish sculptor, dies at 80
  • Jan 31 Edwin H Armstrong, US radio inventor (FM), commits suicide at 63
  • Feb 1 Julius P Hoste, Belgium minister/newspaper publisher, dies at 69
  • Feb 11 Adolph M. Christianson, justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court (b. 1877)
  • Feb 12 Dziga Vertov, [Kaufman], Russian dir (3 Songs of Lenin), dies at 58
  • Feb 17 Evert Gorter, children artist (Kindergeneeskunde), dies at 72
  • Feb 26 William R Inge, English theologist/philosopher, dies at 93
  • Mar 5 Julian Lowell Coolidge, mathematician (Study-Segre school), dies at 80
  • Mar 6 Jan Kalf, Dutch literature/art historian, dies at 80
  • Mar 7 Otto Diels, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1876)
  • Mar 9 Eva Ahnert-Rohlfs, German astronomer (b. 1912)
  • Mar 9 V. Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer (b. 1874)
  • Mar 17 Victor Rousseau, Belgian sculptor, dies at 88
  • Mar 28 Francis B Young, British physician/writer (In South Africa), dies at 69
  • Apr 10 Auguste Lumière, French photograph/movie pioneer, dies at 81
  • Apr 10 Ludwig Curtius, German archaeologist (Die antike Kunst), dies at 79
  • Apr 13 Angus Lewis Macdonald, Canadian politician (b. 1890)
  • Apr 17 Lucreţiu Pătrăşcanu, Romanian communist activist (b. 1900)
  • Apr 25 Joseph Hergesheimer, novelist (Java Head), dies
  • Apr 28 Léon Jouhaux, French labor leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1879)
  • Apr 29 Ernst Heldring, Dutch merchant/ship owner/financier, dies at 82
  • May 14 Heinz Guderian, German General (b. 1888)
  • May 15 William March, American writer (b. 1893)
  • May 16 Werner Bischof, Swiss photographer, dies accidentally at 38
  • May 19 Aart A van Schelven, church historian (Willem of Orange), dies at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 25 Robert Capa, Hungarian-born photojournalist (b. 1913)

Photojournalist Robert Capa
Robert Capa
  • May 26 Franz Pfemfert, writer, dies at 74
  • May 27 Herzmanovsky-Orlando, writer, dies
  • May 30 Ahmad Amin, Egyptian historian/author, dies at 67
  • Jun 1 Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (b. 1869)
  • Jun 4 Harold Hoffman, (Gov-NJ), dies at 58
  • Jun 7 Alan Turing, British mathematician and computer scientist pioneer (Turing Machine), commits suicide at 41
  • Jun 21 Gideon Sundback, Swedish-American inventor, perfected the zipper (b. 1880)
  • Jun 25 Eduard M Meijers, Dutch lawyer (Civil Code), dies at 74
  • Jun 28 Red deer, in Milwaukee Zoo, oldest known deer, dies at 26
  • Jul 3 Siegfried Handloser, German physician (b. 1895)
  • Jul 10 Calogero Vizzini, Sicilian mafioso (b. 1877)
  • Jul 13 Irving Pichel, dies at 63
  • Jul 13 M C Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter/wife of Diego Rivera, dies at 47
  • Jul 14 Jacinto Benavente y Martinez, Spanish playwright, dies at 87
  • Jul 17 Dirk B Nanninga, painter, dies at 85

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 18 George Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster, dies at 59

American Gangster George
American Gangster
George "Machine Gun" Kelly
  • Jul 20 Blair Moody, (Sen-Mich), dies at 52
  • Jul 24 Mary Church Terrell, educator/civil rights leader, dies at 90
  • Jul 26 Hans Lodeizen, [Johan Frederik], poet (Travel to Congo), dies at 26
  • Aug 1 Charles-A Cingria, writer, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 3 Colette, [Sidonie-Gabrielle], French novelist (Vagabonde), dies at 81

Novelist and Performer Colette
Novelist and Performer
  • Aug 6 Theo[by] Van Reijn, sculptor/drawer/lithograph, dies at 70 [or 8/10]
  • Aug 11 Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (b. 1886)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 14 Hugo Eckener, German inventor and commander of the famous Graf Zeppelin during its record-setting flights, dies at 86

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • Aug 19 Alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53), dies at 73

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Aug 24 Getulio D Vargas, President and dictator of Brazil: 1930-45, 51-54, suicide at 71

President and Dictator of Brazil Getulio Vargas
President and Dictator of Brazil
Getulio Vargas
  • Sep 5 Eugen Schiffer, German politician (b. 1860)
  • Sep 7 Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (b. 1885)
  • Sep 21 Kokichi Mikimoto, Japanese inventor (b. 1858)
  • Sep 24 Edward Pilgrim, British suicide hastened by bureaucracy (b. 1904)
  • Sep 25 Eugenio d' Ors y Rovira, Spanish essayist/philosopher, dies at 71
  • Oct 8 Morten Korch, Danish author, dies at 78
  • Oct 12 George Welch, American pilot (b. 1918)
  • Oct 22 Prosper Cocquyt, Belgian brewer/pilot, dies at 54
  • Oct 22 Jibanananda Das, Bengali poet (b. 1899)
  • Oct 26 Floris HL Prims, Flemish priest/historian/archivist of Antwerp, dies
  • Nov 4 Stig H Dagerman, Swedish author (Burned Child), dies at 31
  • Nov 10 Hussein Fatemi, Iran Foreign minister, executed
  • Nov 16 Albert Francis Blakeslee, American Botanist, dies at 80
  • Nov 19 Walter Bartley Wilson, founding member of Cardiff City F.C. (b. 1870)
  • Nov 21 Werner Elert, German Lutheran theologian, dies at 69
  • Nov 22 Andrej J Vysjinski, Russian UN ambassador, dies at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 28 Enrico Fermi, Italian/US nuclear physicist (Nobel 1938), dies of stomach cancer at 53

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • Dec 13 John Raymond Hubbell, American writer (b. 1879)
  • Dec 20 James Hilton, English author (Lost Horizon), dies at 54
  • Dec 23 René Iché, French sculptor (b. 1897)
  • Dec 25 Liberty Hyde Bailey, US botanist (Plantbreeding), dies at 96