1956 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 329

  • Jan 1 Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) declares independence from Egypt & UK
  • Jan 1 A new year event causes panic and stampedes at Yahiko Shrine, Yahiko, central Niigata, Japan, killing at least 124 people.
  • Jan 2 Poujadists/communists win French parliamentary elections
  • Jan 3 A fire damages the top part of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Jan 6 Federal court bars former Little League Commissioner Carl Stotz from forming a rival group
  • Jan 7 Vinoo Mankad scores 231 v NZ, 413 opening stand with Roy
  • Jan 8 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Conrad Aiken
  • Jan 8 Operation Auca: Five U.S. missionaries are killed by the Huaorani of Ecuador shortly after making contact with them.
  • Jan 9 Abigail Van Buren's "Dear Abby" column 1st appears in newspapers
  • Jan 9 Samir el-Rifai forms government in Jordan
  • Jan 10 Elvis records "Heartbreak Hotel"
  • Jan 12 FBi arrests 6 members of the Great Brink's robbery gang, 6 days before statute of limitations runs out
  • Jan 14 Jordan government refuses to join Pact of Baghdad
  • Jan 14 Little Richard releases "Tutti Frutti"
  • Jan 15 Dmitri Shostakovitch appointed honorary member of Academia Santa Cecilia
  • Jan 16 Egyptian pres Nasser pledges to reconquer Palestine
  • Jan 18 German Democratic Republic (East Germany) forms own army (National People's Army)
  • Jan 21 William Shawn succeeds Harold Ross as editor of New Yorker
  • Jan 22 30 people die in a train crash in Los Angeles
  • Jan 22 Canadian Football Council forms
  • Jan 24 96.5 cm precipitation at Kilauea Plantation, Hawaii (state record)
  • Jan 24 An inquiry considers building homes in a war devastated area in London
  • Jan 25 96.5 cm (38.0") of rainfall, Kilauea Plantation, HI (state record)
  • Jan 26 Porkkala military base returned to Finland by USSR
  • Jan 29 F Durrenmatt's "Der Besuch der Alten Dame" premieres in Zurich

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 30 Martin Luther King Jr.s home bombed

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jan 31 French government of Guy Mollet forms
  • Jan 31 Juscelino Kubitschek becomes president of Brazil
  • Feb 1 Hague Daily Newspaper reveals war crimes of Hague mayor Schokking
  • Feb 2 Coasters sign with Atlantic Records
  • Feb 3 Autherine Lucy admitted to University of Alabama, suspended 2/7 after a riot
  • Feb 4 AL plans to test automatic intentional walk during spring training
  • Feb 6 Chicago's Daily Defender, begins publishing
  • Feb 6 French Prime Minister Guy Mollet pelted with tomatoes in Algiers
  • Feb 6 University of Alabama suspends African-American student Autherine Lucy claiming that it can no longer provide for her safety
  • Feb 8 Mine disaster in Quaregnon Belgium, 8 die
  • Feb 9 -5°F (-20.6°C) in Sicily
  • Feb 9 R Lacoste follows Catroux as premier of Algeria
  • Feb 11 British diplomats Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean deny working as spies for Soviet Russia after reappearing in the Soviet Union after going missing 5 years earlier
  • Feb 13 KYW-AM in Philadelphia Penn gives calls to WTAM (now WWWE) Cleveland
  • Feb 14 20th Congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
  • Feb 14 Indonesia withdraws from Neth Indonesian Union
  • Feb 14 Verhoeven/Nauta/De King/Wijnhout win Dutch 11 city skate
  • Feb 15 Urho Kekkonen appointed president of Finland
  • Feb 15 Pirates & KC As cancel an exhibition game in Birmingham Alabama, because of local ordinance barring black from playing against white
  • Feb 17 Ice Pairs Championship at Garmisch won by Schwarz & Oppelt of AUT
  • Feb 17 Ladies' Figure Skating Championship in Garmisch won by Carol Heiss USA
  • Feb 17 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Garmisch won by H A Jenkins USA
  • Feb 23 20th Congress of CPSU closes in Moscow

Conference meetingConference of Interest

Feb 25 Nikita Khrushchev denounces Stalin at 20th Soviet Party Conference

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 26 Writers and poets Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes meet at a party in Cambridge

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath
Poet Ted Hughes
Poet
Ted Hughes
  • Feb 27 Female suffrage in Egypt
  • Feb 28 13 die in a train crash in Swampscott Mass
  • Feb 28 American engineer Wright Forrester issued a patent for computer core memory
  • Feb 29 Islamic Republic forms in Pakistan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 29 President Eisenhower announces he would seek a 2nd term

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Mar 1 The International Air Transport Association finalizes a draft of the Radiotelephony spelling alphabet for the International Civil Aviation Organization.
  • Mar 2 Morocco tears up the Treaty of Fez, declaring independence from France
  • Mar 3 Indonesian government of Harahap resigns
  • Mar 3 Morocco gains independence from France (Anniversary of throne)
  • Mar 3 Manhattan Borough President Hulan Jack makes plans for a new 110,000-seat stadium to entice Giants to stay in NY
  • Mar 5 "King Kong" 1st televised
  • Mar 9 Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus arrested & exiled to Seychelles
  • Mar 9 Weather forecasting phone line set up in London England
  • Mar 10 General strike in Cyprus protesting exile of archbishop Makarios
  • Mar 10 Peter Twiss sets new world air record 1,132 mph (1,823 kph)
  • Mar 12 Dow Jones closes above 500 for 1st time (500.24)
  • Mar 14 Satchel Paige signs with the Birmingham Black Barons (Negro League)
  • Mar 16 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • Mar 16 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
  • Mar 20 156-day strike against Westinghouse ends
  • Mar 20 E Ochab succeeds Beirut as 1st secretary of Polish CP
  • Mar 20 Mount Bezymianny on Kamchatka Peninsula (USSR) explodes
  • Mar 20 Tunisia gains independence from France
  • Mar 20 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Mar 20 Union workers ended a 156-day strike at Westinghouse Electric Corp
  • Mar 22 Death penalty against KPM-director Leon Jungschlaeger
  • Mar 23 Pakistan proclaimed an Islamic republic in Commonwealth (National Day)
  • Mar 23 Sudan becomes independent
  • Mar 26 Medic Alert Foundation forms
  • Mar 26 Red Buttons debuts on TV in Studio One
  • Mar 27 French commandos land in Algeria
  • Mar 27 US seizes US communist newspaper "Daily Worker"
  • Mar 30 USSR performs nuclear test
  • Apr 1 10th Tony Awards: Diary of Anne Frank & Damn Yankees win
  • Apr 1 Violent clashes in Algeria, kills at least 380
  • Apr 2 Peter Ustinovs' "Romanoff & Juliet" premieres in Manchester
  • Apr 3 Bulgarian vice premier Traitsjo Kostov rehabilitated
  • Apr 3 German war criminals Hinrichsen/Ruhl/Siebens/Viebahn freed
  • Apr 3 Hudsonville-Standale Tornado: The western half of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is struck by a deadly F5 tornado.
  • Apr 4 Enid Bagnold's "Chalk Garden" premieres in London
  • Apr 5 In Sri Lanka, the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna win the general elections in a landslide and S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike is sworn in as the Prime Minister.
  • Apr 6 Polish communist Gomulka freed from prison
  • Apr 7 Spain relinquishes her protectorate in Morocco
  • Apr 8 6 marine recruits drown during exercise at Paradise Is SC
  • Apr 8 M Bandaranaike's People's front wins election in Ceylon
  • Apr 11 French government decides to send 200,000 reservists to Algeria
  • Apr 12 Bandaranaike government forms in Ceylon
  • Apr 16 1st solar powered radios go on sale
  • Apr 17 Bulgaria premier Tchervenkov resigns

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 175

  • Jan 1 Anatoli Borisovich Polonsky, Russia, lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • Jan 1 Sergei Vasiliyevich Avdeyev, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-15, SK:TM-28)
  • Jan 1 Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (d. 2000)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 1 Christine Lagarde, French lawyer and politician, 1st female head of the IMF, born in Paris

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde
Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
Christine Lagarde
  • Jan 2 Lynda Barry, American cartoonist
  • Jan 5 Chen Kenichi, Japanese-born chef
  • Jan 9 Mike Walczewski, American Public Address Announcer at Madison Square Garden
  • Jan 10 Antonio Muñoz Molina, Spanish writer
  • Jan 15 Mayawati, Indian politician
  • Jan 16 Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (d. 2007)
  • Jan 20 John McNally, Naha Okinawa, US rapid fire pistol (Oly-84, 88, 92, 96)
  • Jan 20 Maria Larsson, Swedish politician
  • Jan 26 Simon Howard, English large landowner (Castle Howard)
  • Jan 31 Trevor A Manuel, South African UDF/ANC-leader
  • Feb 5 Betty Ong, flight attendant that died on September 11, 2001, on American Airlines Flight 11
  • Feb 12 Ad P Melkert, Dutch minister of Social Affairs (1994- )
  • Feb 13 Princess Alia bint Al Hussein, Jordanian Royal Family member
  • Feb 15 Hilda Beatriz "Hildita" Guevara, Cuba, daughter of "Che" Guevara
  • Feb 19 George David Low, astronaut (STS 32, STS 43), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Feb 19 Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • Feb 20 Charles Cummins, Clintwood Va, 3rd of 5 siblings born on 2/20
  • Feb 24 Judith Butler, American philosopher
  • Feb 29 Jonathan Coleman, Anglo-Australian entertainer
  • Feb 29 Bob Speller, Canadian politician
  • Feb 29 Aileen Wuornos, American serial killer (d. 2002)
  • Feb 29 J. Randy Taraborrelli, American celebrity journalist
  • Mar 5 Mark Handley, writer (Nell)
  • Mar 9 Shashi Tharoor, Indian author & United Nations Under-Secretary General
  • Mar 9 David Willetts, UK Shadow Secretary for Education (Conservative)
  • Mar 11 Curtis L Brown Jr, NC, astronaut (STS 47, STS 66, 77, 85, sk:95)
  • Mar 14 Natalya Dmitriyevna Kuleshova, Russia, cosmonaut
  • Mar 17 Patrick McDonnell, American cartoonist
  • Mar 18 Deborah Jeane Palfrey, American escort owner, born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • Mar 19 Alina Castro, Havanna Cuba, daughter of Fidel
  • Mar 19 Yegor Gaidar, Russian politician and economist.
  • Mar 20 Phillip Oppenhein, British MP
  • Mar 22 Generosa Ammon, widow of Ted Ammon (d. 2003)
  • Mar 23 Andrew Mitchell, British MP
  • Mar 23 Laura Thorne, chef (named one of 10 best American chefs)
  • Mar 23 José Manuel Barroso, Portuguese politician, president of the European Commission
  • Mar 28 April Margera, Bam Margera's mother
  • Mar 29 Lisa J Allen, TV reporter/lawyer
  • Mar 30 Bill Butler, Scottish politician
  • Apr 3 Boris Miljkovic, Serbian director
  • Apr 4 Evelyn Hart, prima ballerina (Royal Winnipeg Ballet)
  • Apr 4 Lamen Khalifa Fhimah, Suk Giuma Libya, bomber (Pan Am Flight 103)
  • Apr 7 Annika Billström, Swedish politician
  • Apr 7 Christopher Darden, American O.J. Simpson prosecutor
  • Apr 15 Gregory J Harbaugh, astronaut (STS 39, 54, 71, 82), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Apr 16 David M Brown, Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Arlington, Virginia
  • Apr 16 Lise-Marie Morerod, Swiss skier
  • Apr 17 Faye Young, WBL forward (NY Stars, NJ Stars)
  • Apr 17 Kaye Young, WBL forward (NY Stars, NJ Stars)
  • Apr 17 Pillow, [Therese Joan Bell], California, bodybuilder (Gold Classic 1983)
  • Apr 20 Beatrice Ask, Swedish politician
  • Apr 21 Phillip Longman, American demographer
  • Apr 28 Paul S Lockhart, Amarillo Tx, Major USAF/astronaut
  • May 3 Marc Bellemare, French Canadian lawyer and politician
  • May 4 Michael L Gernhardt, Mansfield OH, astronaut (STS 69, 83, 94, sk 100)
  • May 4 David Guterson, American author
  • May 7 Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands
  • May 10 Vladislav Listyev, Russian television anchor and journalist (d. 1995)
  • May 11 Theresa Burke, Canadian journalist
  • May 13 Aleksandr Yuriyevich Kaleri, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)
  • May 13 Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of the Art of Living Foundation
  • May 14 Gillian [Marucha] Bradshaw, US, sci-fi author (Hawk of May)
  • May 14 Steve Hogarth, Kendal England, vocals (Marillion-Clutching at Straws)
  • May 17 Dave Sim, Canadian cartoonist
  • May 19 Althea Gwyn, WBL center (NY Stars)
  • May 20 Ingvar Ambjørnsen, Norwegian author
  • May 20 William Michaelian, American novelist and poet
  • May 23 Ursula Plassnik, Austrian politician
  • May 24 Michael Jackson, Northern Irish clergyman
  • May 26 Frédéric Dutoit, French politician
  • May 27 Cynthia McFadden, American television anchor
  • May 28 Germaine Montenesdro, 2nd victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (survives)
  • May 28 Mark Alexander Lees, rowing Coach
  • May 30 Jonathan Idema, Poughkeepsie, New York, torturer, kidnapper and con artist (d. 2012)
  • Jun 2 Mark L Polansky, pilot/astronaut, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Jun 2 Malcolm Garrett, English graphic designer
  • Jun 4 Martin Adams, English darts player
  • Jun 4 John Hockenberry, American journalist
  • Jun 5 Richard A Searfoss, Mount Clemons Mich, Astronaut (STS 58, 76, sk 90)
  • Jun 6 Jay C Buckey, American physician/astronaut (STS 58 alt, sk: 90), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 9 Patricia Cornwell, American author
  • Jun 10 Georg Borwin, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  • Jun 22 Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistani Politician and Foreign Minister
  • Jun 25 Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia (d. 2004)
  • Jun 25 Anthony Bourdain, Chef and author
  • Jun 25 Bongiwe (Bongi) Dhlomo-Mautloa, Vryheid, Natal, South African artist
  • Jun 26 Azhar Cachalia, Scottish/South African leader (United Democratic Front)
  • Jun 26 Bernard A Harris Jr, Temple Texas, MD/Astronaut (STS 55, 63)
  • Jun 27 Ted Haggard, American evangelical preacher
  • Jun 28 Noel Mugavin, Australian Rules Football player
  • Jun 29 Pedro Santana Lopes, former Prime Minister of Portugal
  • Jul 3 Montel Williams, TV talk show host (Montel)
  • Jul 3 Don Vito, American Viva La Bam castmember
  • Jul 10 Tom McClintock, American politician
  • Jul 16 Tony Kushner, American playwright
  • Jul 20 Jim Prentice, Canadian politician

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 28 Science student later astronaut Neil Armstrong marries fellow student Janet Elizabeth Shearon in Wilmette, Illinois

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 3 Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke (26) weds first wife Hazel Masterson (26) at Perth Trinity Church in Australia

23rd Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke
23rd Australian Prime Minister
Bob Hawke

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 23 Novelist C. S. Lewis (57) weds poet Joy Davidman (41) at the register office in Oxford, England

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis
Author and Theologian
C. S. Lewis

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 16 British Poet and Poet Laureate Ted Hughes marries American writer and poet (The Bell Jar) Sylvia Plath at St George the Martyr Holborn, London.

Poet Ted Hughes
Poet
Ted Hughes
Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 6 Journalist Ben Bradlee (34) weds Antoinette Pinchot

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 14 30th Prime Minister of Cambodia Pol Pot (31) marries Khieu Ponnary

Dictator and Revolutionary Pol Pot
Dictator and Revolutionary
Pol Pot
  • Aug 14 Writer Iris Murdoch (37) marries academic John Bayley (31)
  • Aug 27 Socialite Gloria Vanderbilt (32) weds "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (32)

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 28 Russian President Boris Yeltsin (25) weds Naina Girina (24)

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • Oct 6 South African politician "Kobie" Coetsee marries Helena E Malan

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 9 Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser (26) weds Tamie Beggs (20)

Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Fraser
Prime Minister of Australia
Malcolm Fraser

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 102

  • Jan 3 Joseph Wirth, 5th Chancellor of the Weimar Republic (Germany) (b. 1876)
  • Jan 5 Jeanne F Bourgeois, French head mistress (Moulin Rouge), dies at 84
  • Jan 8 Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary (b. 1928)
  • Jan 10 Henricus P Bremmer, Dutch art historian (Beeldende Kunst), dies at 84
  • Jan 10 Karl L Schmidt, German/Swiss theologist (Urchristentum), dies at 64
  • Jan 12 John Raedecker, Dutch sculptor (WW II Monument Amsterdam), dies at 70
  • Jan 14 Siegfried F Nadel, Aust/British anthropologist (Nuba), dies at 52
  • Jan 22 P A M Speet, Dutch broadcast CEO (KRO), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 29 H[enry] L[ouis] Mencken, US essayist/critic (Smart Set), dies at 75

Journalist and Critic H. L. Mencken
Journalist and Critic
H. L. Mencken
  • Jan 30 Gerrit Mannoury, mathematician/philosopher, dies at 88

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 31 A. A. Milne, English author of the Winnie-the-Pooh books, dies at 74

Author A. A. Milne
Author
A. A. Milne
  • Feb 2 Pyotr Konchalovsky, Russian painter (b. 1876)
  • Feb 3 Émile Borel, French mathematician (b. 1871)
  • Feb 4 Leendert A Donker, Dutch soc dem party-minister of Justice, dies at 56
  • Feb 5 Savilly Tartakower, Austrian/Polish/French chess player, dies at 74
  • Feb 26 Herman Courtens, Belgian baron/painter, dies at 72
  • Feb 28 Emile Buisson, French murderer executed (b. 1902)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 29 Elpidio Quirino, 6th President of Philippines (1949-53), dies at 65

6th President of the Philippines Elpidio Quirino
6th President of the Philippines
Elpidio Quirino
  • Mar 3 Willem H Keesom, Dutch physicist (Helium I/II), dies at 79

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 17 Irene Joliot-Curie, French physicist (Nobel laureate 1935) and daughter of Marie Curie, dies at 58

Physicist/Chemist Irene Joliot-Curie
Physicist/Chemist
Irene Joliot-Curie
  • Mar 18 Friedrich Panzer, German germanist (Hilde-Gudrun), dies at 85
  • Mar 18 Louis Bromfield, writer, dies at 59
  • Mar 22 George A L Sarton, Belgian/US historian, dies at 71
  • Mar 24 Edmund Taylor Whittaker, British mathematician (applied mathematics and the theory of special functions), dies at 82
  • Mar 27 Frans Beelaerts van Blokland, minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 84
  • Mar 29 Infante Alfonso of Spain (b. 1941)
  • Apr 2 Albert MLA de Bassompierre, Belgium ambassador to Tokyo, dies at 82
  • Apr 2 Philippo de Pisis, Italian painter, dies at 59
  • Apr 3 T Kostov, Bulgarian vice-premier, executed
  • Apr 15 Emile Nolde [Hansen], German painter (Grablegung Christi), dies at 88
  • Apr 19 Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian, dies at 70
  • Apr 19 Leon N H Jungschlaeger, head milt intelligence Neth-Indies, dies at 52
  • Apr 21 Charles MacArthur, American writer (b. 1895)
  • Apr 24 Albrecht G Alt, German theologist (Small Schriften), dies at 72
  • Apr 30 Alben W Barkley, (VP-D-1949-53), dies at 78
  • May 5 Charles R Gallas, lexicographer (French Dictionary), dies at 88
  • May 11 Walter S Adams, US astronomer/director of Mount Wilson, dies at 79
  • May 12 Hendrik P Marchant, Dutch minister of Education, dies at 87
  • May 12 Louis Calhern, dies at 61
  • May 13 Aleksandr A Fadejev, Russ author (Young Guard), commits suicide at 54
  • May 15 Austin Osman Spare, English magician (b. 1886)
  • May 16 H. B. Reese, American founder of Reese's (b. 1876)
  • May 20 Max Beerbohm, caricturist/writer (Yet Again), dies
  • May 29 Albert H Edelkoort, theologist (Christusverwachting), dies at 65

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 6 Hiram Bingham, American Archaeologist (Incan site of Machu Picchu), dies at 80

Archaeologist and Explorer Hiram Bingham
Archaeologist and Explorer
Hiram Bingham
  • Jun 7 Julien Benda, Fren philosopher/writer (La trahison des clercs), dies
  • Jun 8 Marie Laurencin, French painter (b. 1883)
  • Jun 11 Corrado Alvaro, Italian writer (Poesie grigio-verdi), dies at 61
  • Jun 17 Paul Rostock, German doctor (b. 1892)
  • Jun 19 Lulu [Luise] Strauss und Torney, German poet/writer, dies at 82
  • Jun 19 Thomas J. Watson, American businessman (IBM) (b. 1874)
  • Jun 25 Ernest J King, US fleet admiral/Chief of Naval Operations, dies at 77
  • Jul 7 Gottfried Benn, writer, dies at 70
  • Jul 8 Gerrit Jan van Heuven Goedhart, dutch min of Justice (Nobel 54), dies
  • Jul 8 Giovanni Papini, Italian author/poet (Un Uomo Finito), dies at 75
  • Jul 12 Maurice Lippens, Belgian governor of Congo (1921-23), dies at 80
  • Jul 18 Willem J A Kerncamp, Dut overseas minister (Islam & Woman), dies at 57
  • Jul 20 James Alexander Calder, Canadian politician (b. 1868)
  • Jul 28 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher/graphologist, dies at 83
  • Jul 29 Ludwig Klages, German philosopher (Study of Graves), dies at 83
  • Aug 2 Albert Woolson, last veteran US Union army, dies at 109

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 11 Jackson Pollock, abstract artist, dies in auto accident (East Hampton)

  • Aug 14 Bertold Brecht, German poet and playwright (Mother Courage), dies at 58
  • Aug 14 Freiherr Constantine von Neurath, German foreign min (1932-38), dies
  • Aug 15 Constantine Freiherr von Neurath, German foreign minister, dies at 83
  • Aug 23 ... Kennedy, daughter of future Pres Kennedy, dies same day
  • Aug 25 Alfred C Kinsey, American biologist, zoologist and sexologist ("The Kinsey Reports"), dies at 62 from a heart ailment and pneumonia
  • Aug 26 Alfred Wagenknecht, German-born American activist (b. 1881)
  • Sep 8 Gerrit Bolkestein, Dutch minister of Education (1939-4.), dies at 84
  • Sep 8 Vital Celen, Flemish writer ('t Pastoorke van Vossendonck), dies at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 11 Billy Bishop, Canadian First World War flying ace, dies at 62

Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop
Canadian First World War Flying Ace
Billy Bishop
  • Sep 12 Hans Carossa, German writer, dies at 77
  • Sep 12 Sándor Graf Festetics, Hungarian politician (b. 1882)
  • Sep 18 Adélard Godbout, premier of Quebec (b. 1892)
  • Sep 21 Anastasio Somoza García [Tacho], General, dictator and President of Nicaragua (1937-56), assassinated by Roliberto Lopez at 60

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 22 Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 79

Nobel Laureate Chemist Frederick Soddy
Nobel Laureate Chemist
Frederick Soddy
  • Sep 26 Lucien Febvre, French historian (Un Destin, Martin Luther), dies at 78
  • Sep 27 Milburn Apt, in X-2 rocket plane reaches 3370 kph, but, dies in crash
  • Oct 2 Paul de Backer, Belgian radiologist, dies at 73
  • Oct 7 Clarence Birdseye, American inventor (b. 1886)
  • Oct 8 Dirk Koster, literary (New noises), dies at 69
  • Oct 16 Jules Rimet, president of FIFA (b. 1873)
  • Oct 24 Henry Nicholas Ridley, British botanist (Malay Peninsula rubber industry), dies at 100
  • Oct 25 Risto Ryti, Finnish minister/premier/president, dies at 67

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 30 Pío Baroja y Nessi, Spanish Basque writer, author of over 100 novels (The Struggle for Life, Zalacain the Adventurer), dies at 83

Spanish Writer Pío Baroja
Spanish Writer
Pío Baroja
  • Nov 1 Lajos Asztalos, International Chess Master (1950), dies at 67
  • Nov 1 Pietro Badoglio, 41st Prime Minister of Italy (1943-44) and Italian General (1922-43), dies at 85
  • Nov 2 Leo Baeck, President of World Union for Progressive Judaism, dies at 83

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 10 Harry Ford Sinclair, founder of Sinclair Oil, dies at 80

Founder of Sinclair Oil Harry Ford Sinclair
Founder of Sinclair Oil
Harry Ford Sinclair
  • Nov 22 Vincent (Moro-)Giafferi, French criminal (Caillaux/Landru), dies
  • Nov 22 Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born choreographer (b. 1882)
  • Nov 23 Jeanne Cappe, Belgian author (Tres Grand Cardinal), dies at about 61
  • Dec 4 Alexander Rodchenko, Russian painter and photographer, dies at 64
  • Dec 6 B. R. Ambedkar [Baba Saheb], Indian politician, jurist (architect of the Constitution of India) and social reformer who inspired the Dalit Buddhist Movement, dies after suffering from diabetes at 65
  • Dec 14 Juho Kusti Paasikivi, president of Finland (b. 1870)
  • Dec 16 Nina Hamnett, Welsh artist (b. 1890)
  • Dec 20 Ramon Carrillo, Argentine neuroscientist and Public Health minister (b. 1906)
  • Dec 21 Lewis M Terman, psychologist (Genetic studies of genius), dies at 79
  • Dec 25 Robert Walser, Swiss writer, dies at 78
  • Dec 27 Lambert McKenna, Irish editor and lexicographer. (b. 1870)