1957 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 337

  • Jan 1 Benjamin Britten's ballet "Prince & the Pauper," premieres in London
  • Jan 1 France returns Saar to becomes the 10th state of German Federal Rep
  • Jan 1 International Geophysical Year begins; ends 6/30/1958 (18-mo year)
  • Jan 1 George Town, Penang becomes a city by a royal charter granted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Jan 1 An Irish Republican Army (IRA) unit attacks Brookeborough RUC barracks in one of the most famous incidents of the IRA's Operation Harvest.
  • Jan 3 1st electric watch introduced, Lancaster Pa

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Jan 5 US President Eisenhower asks Congress to send troops to the Middle East

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jan 6 Yeshiva Kol Ya'ackov opens in Moscow Russia
  • Jan 9 Checheno-Ingush ASSR reformed in RSFSR
  • Jan 9 Dutch Newspaper Society expels communist daily paper "Truth"
  • Jan 9 Kalmyk Autonomous Region reformed in RSFSR
  • Jan 9 Karachayevo-Cherkess Autonomous Region reestablished in RSFSR

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jan 10 After Anthony Eden's resignation Harold Macmillan becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
British Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan
British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister
Anthony Eden
  • Jan 11 The African Convention is founded in Dakar.
  • Jan 11 Mass-murderer Jack Gilbert Graham is executed via the Gas Chamber.
  • Jan 12 Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC) founded
  • Jan 13 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Allen Tate
  • Jan 13 Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee
  • Jan 14 Kripalu Maharaj is named fifth Jagadguru (world teacher)
  • Jan 16 3 B-52s leave California for 1st non-stop round world flights
  • Jan 17 9-county commission recommends creation of BART
  • Jan 18 3 B-52's set record for around-the-world flight, 45 hr 19 min
  • Jan 19 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • Jan 20 Gomulka wins Poland's parliamentary election
  • Jan 20 Morton Gould's "Declaration" premieres in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 22 Israeli forces withdraw from Sinai Peninsula
  • Jan 22 Mad Bomber (George P Metesky) accused of 30 explosions, arrested
  • Jan 23 Indian nationalist V. K. Krishna Menon begins the longest ever sppeach at the UN on Kashmir- 8 hours over 2 days
  • Jan 25 FBI arrests Jack & Myra Sobel, charged with spying for USSR
  • Jan 26 Dutch Pacifist Socialist Party forms
  • Jan 26 India annexes Kashmir

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Jan 29 Graham Greene's "Potting Shed" premieres in NYC

  • Jan 30 US Congress accepts "Eisenhower-doctrine"
  • Jan 31 Trans-Iranian oil pipe line finished
  • Jan 31 Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.
  • Feb 1 1st black pilot (PH Young) on a US scheduled passenger airline
  • Feb 1 Gijsbert of Hall appointed mayor of Amsterdam
  • Feb 1 Felix Wankel's first working prototype DKM 54 of the rotary Wankel engine was running at the NSU research and development department Versuchsabteilung TX in Germany
  • Feb 2 UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt
  • Feb 4 1st electric portable typewriter placed on sale (Syracuse NY)
  • Feb 5 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 2nd Piano Concert
  • Feb 8 SF Public Library's bookmobile initiated in front of City Hall
  • Feb 10 Southern Christian Leadership Conference forms
  • Feb 12 Researchers announce Borazan (harder than diamonds) been developed
  • Feb 13 Southern Christian Leadership Conference organizes in New Orleans
  • Feb 15 Andrei A Gromyko succeeds Dmitri Shepilov as Soviet foreign minister
  • Feb 17 A fire at a home for the elderly in Warrenton, Missouri kills 72 people.
  • Feb 18 Dedan Kimathi, a Kenyan freedom fighter is executed by the British colonial government.
  • Feb 20 Hughie Tayfield takes 9-113 v England, 13 wkts for match
  • Feb 23 The founding congress of the Senegalese Popular Bloc is opened in Dakar.
  • Feb 27 Mao's famous speech to the Supreme State Conference "On Correct Handling of Contradictions Among People" expounding Maoist ideals
  • Mar 1 Kokomo the Chimp becomes Today Show animal editor
  • Mar 3 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul (CAN)
  • Mar 3 Men's Figure Skating Champ in Colorado Springs won by David Jenkins (USA)
  • Mar 3 Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Colorado Springs won by Carol Heiss (US)
  • Mar 4 The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.
  • Mar 5 Eamon de Valera's Fianna Fail-party wins election in Ireland
  • Mar 5 Sgt Bilko satirizes Elvis Presley (Elvis Pelvin)
  • Mar 6 Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) declares independence from UK

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Mar 6 Centenary of Dred Scott slavery court decision marked by rediscovery of Scott's grave

US Slave Dred Scott
US Slave
Dred Scott
  • Mar 8 Israeli troops leave Egypt
  • Mar 8 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • Mar 8 Egypt reopens the Suez Canal after Israel withdraws from occupied Egyptian territory
  • Mar 9 8.1 earthquake shakes Andreanof Islands, Alaska
  • Mar 12 German DR accepts 22 Russian divisions

BattleBattle of Interest

Mar 13 Bloody battles after anti-Batista demonstration in Havana Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Mar 14 Indonesian government of Sastroamidjojo resigns
  • Mar 15 Great Britain becomes the third nation to explode a nuclear bomb
  • Mar 17 Dutch ban on Sunday driving lifted

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 17 Presidential plane crashes on Mt. Manunggal in Cebu, Philippines killing 25 including Filipino President Ramon Magsaysay

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • Mar 19 Indians reject Boston's offer of $1 million for Herb Score
  • Mar 20 Britain accepts NATO offer to mediate in Cyprus, but Greece rejects it

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Mar 21 Tennessee Williams' "Orpheus Descending" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • Mar 22 Earthquake gives SF shakes
  • Mar 22 Republic of India adopts Saka calendar along with Gregorian
  • Mar 23 US army sells last homing pigeons
  • Mar 25 Treaty of Rome establishes European Economic Community (Common Mkt)
  • Mar 28 1st National Curling Championship held
  • Apr 1 Trial begins in Budapest against participants october uprising
  • Apr 1 World's biggest glass oven used

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Apr 3 Samuel Beckett's "Endgame" premieres in London

Playwright, novelist, and poet Samuel Beckett
Playwright, novelist, and poet
Samuel Beckett
  • Apr 3 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • Apr 6 NYC ends trolley car service
  • Apr 6 USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
  • Apr 7 Last of NY's electric trolleys completes its final run
  • Apr 10 John Osborne's "Entertainer" premieres in London
  • Apr 10 Jordanian government of Naboelsi resigns
  • Apr 10 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

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Apr 11 Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires

  • Apr 11 Ryan X-13 Vertijet becomes 1st jet to take-off & land vertically
  • Apr 11 Britain agrees to Singaporean self-rule.
  • Apr 12 Jim Spalding set a 2,088 pin nine-game bowling record
  • Apr 12 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • Apr 13 11th Tony Awards: Long Days Journey into the Night & My Fair Lady win
  • Apr 13 Saturday postal delivery in US is temporarily halted due to lack of funds
  • Apr 14 Leah Neuberger wins her 8th women's singles ping pong championship
  • Apr 15 Congress gives Post Office $41M; restoring Saturday mail delivery
  • Apr 15 Saturday mail delivery restored after Congress givs PO $41 million
  • Apr 16 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • Apr 20 Yankee Bill Skowron becomes 3rd player to hit a ball out of Fenway

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 184

  • Jan 1 Evangelos Venizelos, Greek lawyer, professor and politician
  • Jan 3 Bojan Križај, Slovenian skier
  • Jan 5 Vincent Calloway, Kentucky, trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • Jan 6 C Michael Foale, Louth England, astronaut (STS 45, 56, 63, 84/86)
  • Jan 7 Katie Couric, [Katherine], TV news host (Today), born in Arlington, Virginia
  • Jan 7 Nicholson Baker, American novelist
  • Jan 10 Greg Walden, U.S. Congressman from Oregon
  • Jan 12 John Lasseter, American animation director
  • Jan 13 Lorrie Moore, American writer
  • Jan 14 Anchee Min, Chinese writer
  • Jan 15 Patrick Dixon, English entrepreneur
  • Jan 17 Ann Nocenti, American comic book writer
  • Jan 19 Kenneth McClintock, Puerto Rican politician
  • Jan 22 Francis Wheen, English writer and journalist
  • Jan 23 Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi, daughter of Princess Grace and Prince Rainer, born in Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • Jan 23 Lou Schuler, American fitness journalist
  • Jan 25 Eskil Erlandsson, Swedish politician
  • Jan 25 Andrew P. Harris, American politician
  • Jan 29 Grazyna Miller, Italian poet, translator, and journalist
  • Feb 1 Donna Adamek, Duarte California, bowler (BWAA Woman of Year 1978-81)
  • Feb 2 Laurie Mann, current DPS curator/geek
  • Feb 4 Evan Wolfson, American attorney and activist
  • Feb 9 Mohammed Valli Moosa, South African leader (UDF)
  • Feb 13 Denise Austin, American fitness expert
  • Feb 15 Bienvenida Buck, Spanish lover of Peter Harding, born in Velencia Spain
  • Feb 15 Charles Edward Pevensey Tennant, aristocrat
  • Feb 18 Bruce Rauner, American politician, Governor of Illinois (2015-), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Feb 25 Jane Ackroyd, British sculptor
  • Feb 26 David Muldrow Beasley, American politician
  • Feb 27 Danny Antonucci, Canadian animator
  • Feb 28 Ainsley Harriott, British celebrity chef
  • Mar 4 Jim Dwyer, American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Mar 5 Tim Holden, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • Mar 7 Robert Harris, English TV reporter and journalist
  • Mar 9 Mona Sahlin, Swedish politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 10 Osama bin Laden, Islamic militant and founder of al-Qaeda, born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (d. 2011)

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • Mar 11 The Lady Chablis [Benjamin Knox], American transgender entertainer (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), born in Quincy, Florida (d. 2016)
  • Mar 11 Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Leningrad, Soviet Union, Chess Grandmaster, (d. 2012)
  • Mar 11 Qasem Soleimani, Iranian general in the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, born in Kerman, Iran
  • Mar 13 John Hoeven, American politician, governor of North Dakota
  • Mar 14 Andrew Robinson, British author
  • Mar 14 Tad Williams, American author
  • Mar 15 David Silverman, American animator
  • Mar 16 Pearl Moore, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Mar 18 Christer Fuglesang, physicist/astronaut (Mir backup), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Mar 20 David Foster, Australian woodchopper
  • Mar 24 Scott J Horowitz, PhD/Capt USAF/astronaut (STS 75, 82), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 27 Nicholas Hawkins, British politician (Conservatives 1992-2005)
  • Mar 30 Elena V Kondakova, cosmonaut (STS 84), born in Moscow, Russia
  • Mar 30 Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM 20, STS 84)
  • Mar 31 Patrick G Forrester, Army Lt Colonel and astronaut, born in El Paso, Texas
  • Apr 1 Peter Deutsch, (Rep-D-Florida)
  • Apr 6 Maurizio Damilano, Italian speed walker (30K World Record)
  • Apr 6 Paolo Nespoli, Italian astronaut
  • Apr 9 Martin Margiela, Belgian fashion designer, born in Genk, Belgium
  • Apr 10 John M. Ford, American science fiction author and poet (d. 2006)
  • Apr 10 Aliko Dangote, Nigerian Chairman and CEO of the Dangote Group, born in Kano, Kano State
  • Apr 13 Amy Goodman, American activist, host of Democracy Now
  • Apr 17 Nick Hornby, English author
  • Apr 19 Mukesh Ambani, Indian businessman and chairman of Reliance Industries, born in Aden, Yemen
  • Apr 22 Ethel White, WBL guard (NY Stars)
  • Apr 22 Donald Tusk, Polish Prime Minister
  • Apr 25 Eric Bristow, "Crafty Cockney
  • Apr 28 Leopold Eyharts, France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26, TM-28/27)
  • Apr 29 Timothy Treadwell, American bear enthusiast (d. 2003)
  • Apr 30 Duane G Carey, American major USAF/astronaut, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Apr 30 Aviva Chomsky, American historian, daughter of Noam Chomsky
  • May 1 Dick Swett, (Rep-D-New Hampshire)
  • May 1 Paul D Ronney, ScD/astronaut (STS 83 alt), born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 2 Domonic L Pudwill Gorie, Lake Charles LA, USN/astronaut (sk: STS-91)
  • May 9 Fred Markham, 1st man to pedal a bike 65 mph
  • May 10 Phil Mahre, alpine slalom skier (Oly-gold/silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • May 10 Steve Mahre, twin alpine slalom skier (Oly-Silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • May 11 Luca Urbani, MD/astronaut (STS 78-alt), born in Rome, Italy
  • May 13 Claudie Andre-Deshays, France, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-24)
  • May 13 Andrea Klump, German terrorist
  • May 13 Carrie Lam, Chinese politician, Chief Executive of Hong Kong (2017-), born in Hong Kong
  • May 14 William G Gregory, Lockport NY, Mjr USAF/Astronaut (STS 67)
  • May 15 Juan José Ibarretxe, Basque Lehendakari (Prime Minister)

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May 18 Ai Weiwei, Chinese artist and activist (Sunflower Seeds, Remembering) born in Beijing, China

Artist, Activist Ai Weiwei
Artist, Activist
Ai Weiwei
  • May 21 Bruce Buffer, American Mixed Martial Arts Announcer
  • May 21 Nadine Dorries, British politician
  • May 22 Lisa Murkowski, American politician
  • May 24 John G Rowland, (Rep-R-CT, 1985- )
  • May 25 Edward Lee, American writer
  • May 26 François Legault, French Canadian politician
  • May 26 Pontso S.M. Sekatle, Lesotho academic and politician
  • May 27 Siouxsie Sioux, [Susan Ballion], Kent England (Siouxsie & Banshees)
  • May 28 Walter R Tucker, (Rep-D-California)
  • May 29 Jeb Hensarling, American politician
  • May 30 Allison Roe, marathoner (NYC-1981), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • May 31 Stephen Jones, British milliner

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 1 Jeffrey Hawkins, American inventor (PalmPilot, Treo), born in Huntington, New York

Inventor Jeffrey Hawkins
Inventor
Jeffrey Hawkins
  • Jun 2 Mark Lawrenson, English Football Pundit
  • Jun 7 Ruth Anderson, Welsh rug hooker famous for her folk rugs
  • Jun 8 Scott Raymond Adams, Catskill NY, cartoonist (Dilbert)
  • Jun 10 Lindsay Hoyle, British politician
  • Jun 10 Hidetsugu Aneha, Japanese architect
  • Jun 19 Anna Lindh, Swedish politician (d. 2003)
  • Jun 21 Berke Breathed, cartoonist (Vegetarian, Bloom County, Outland)

Weddings in History

  • Jan 10 Poet T. S. Eliot (68) marries his 2nd wife editor Esmé Valerie Fletcher (30)

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 10 Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien (23) weds Aline Chaine (21) in Canada

20th Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
20th Prime Minister of Canada
Jean Chretien

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 7 Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (23) weds Valentina Ivanovna Goryacheva

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Cosmonaut
Yuri Gagarin

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 120

  • Jan 1 Ruth Draper, US elocutionist, dies at 67 or 72
  • Jan 1 Seán South and Fergal O'Hanlon are killed in the Brookeborough Raid.
  • Jan 4 Theodor Korner von Siegringen, Austrian pres (1951-57), dies at 84
  • Jan 10 Gabriela Mistral, Chilean poet (Nobel Prize 1945), dies at 67
  • Jan 11 Sir Robert Garran, Australian lawyer and early leading expert in Australian constitutional law (b. 1867)
  • Jan 16 Alexander Cambridge, gov-gen (South African 1923-31/Canada 1940-5), dies at 82
  • Jan 19 József Dudás, Romanian/Hungarian resistance fighter (b. 1912)
  • Jan 20 James Connolly, 1st Oly winner (1896) since Barasdates (369 CE), dies
  • Jan 21 Arthur L Bowley, English statistician/economist, dies at 87
  • Jan 23 Willie Edwards, US African American, murdered by KKK at 25
  • Jan 25 Kiyoshi Shiga, Japanese physician and bacteriologist (b. 1871)
  • Jan 25 Ichizo Kobayashi, Japanese industrialist and Minister of Commerce and Industry (b. 1873)
  • Jan 28 Fred Stein, TV panelist (Live Begins at 80), dies at 88
  • Jan 30 Grigore Gafencu, Romanian min of Foreign Affairs (1938-39), dies at 65
  • Feb 1 Friedrich von Paulus, German field marshall (Stalingrad), dies at 66
  • Feb 2 Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (b. 1890)
  • Feb 4 Joseph Hardaway, creator of Bugs Bunny, dies at 66
  • Feb 4 Miguel Covarrubias, Mexican illustrator, dies
  • Feb 5 Sami Ibrahim Haddad, Lebanese surgeon (b. 1890)
  • Feb 8 John von Neumann, mathematician and astronomer (Bocher Award 1938), dies at 53
  • Feb 9 Miklos Horthy von Nagybanya, Hung admiral/regent (1920-44), dies at 88
  • Feb 10 Laura Ingalls Wilder, US author (Little House on Praries), dies at 90
  • Feb 12 Johannes Anker Larsen, Danish writer (Martha og Maria), dies at 82
  • Feb 12 Eric Alfred Knudsen, American folklorist (b. 1872)
  • Feb 16 Leslie Hore-Belisha, [Lord Halifax], British min of Transport, dies at 63
  • Feb 18 Henry N Russell, co-author (temperature-luminosity graph), dies
  • Feb 18 Dedan Kimathi, Kenyan freedom fighter, dies by execution at 36

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Feb 18 Joseph G. Hamilton, American Physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis, dies of radiation induced leukemia at 49

  • Feb 23 John Friend Mahoney, American physician who pioneered the treatment of syphilis with penicillin, dies at 67
  • Feb 25 Mark Aldanov, [Mark A Landau], Russian/French chemist, dies at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 25 Bugs Moran, American gangster, dies of lung cancer in prison at 65

Gangster Bugs Moran
Gangster
Bugs Moran
  • Mar 2 Harry E Soref, inventor (padlock), dies at 70
  • Mar 7 Wyndham Lewis, British author (b. 1882)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 11 Richard E. Byrd, American aviator and polar explorer (1st to reach both the North Pole and South Pole by air - disputed), dies at 68

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • Mar 14 Evagoras Pallikarides, Cypriot freedom fighter (b. 1938)
  • Mar 15 Ernst Nobs, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1886)
  • Mar 16 Mosa Pijade, Yugoslavian MP (communist), dies at 67
  • Mar 16 Constantin Brancusi, Romanian French sculptor, dies at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 17 Ramon Magsaysay, 7th President of the Philippines, dies in a plane crash at 49

7th President of the Philippines Ramon Magsaysay
7th President of the Philippines
Ramon Magsaysay
  • Mar 23 L Patrick Abercrombie, English architect, dies at 77
  • Mar 25 Max Ophüls, German director and writer (b. 1902)
  • Mar 26 Édouard Herriot, French politician (b. 1872)
  • Mar 29 Joyce A L Cary, English writer (Horse's Mouth), dies at 68
  • Apr 1 Gheorge Tatarescu, premier Romania (1933-37, 39-40), dies
  • Apr 4 E. Herbert Norman, Canadian diplomat (b. 1909)
  • Apr 19 Charles Earle Funk, American lexicographer (Funk & Wagnalls), dies at 76
  • Apr 19 Johan W Albarda, 1st Dutch SDAP minister (1939-45), dies at 79
  • Apr 22 Ignatius Roy D Campbell, British poet (Garcia Lorca), dies at 54
  • Apr 24 Andries CD de Graeff, gov-gen of Neth Indies (1926-31), dies at 84
  • Apr 26 Gichin Funakoshi, Father of Japanese Shotokan Karatedo (b. 1868)
  • Apr 27 Mario A Gianini, creator (maraschino cherry), dies
  • Apr 28 Heinz "Pritzl" Bär, German fighter pilot (b. 1913)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 2 Joseph McCarthy, anti-communist US senator (R-Wisc), dies at 48

US Senator Joseph McCarthy
US Senator
Joseph McCarthy
  • May 8 Johannes C B "Jan" Sluyters, Dutch painter, dies at 75
  • May 9 Heinrich Campendonk, German painter/wood carver/glasier, dies at 67
  • May 14 Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (b. 1884)
  • May 16 Eliot Ness, American federal agent "The Untouchables" (put away Al Capone), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • May 30 Toivo R Pekkanen, Finnish writer (Black Ecstasy), dies
  • May 31 Leopold Staff, Polish poet (b. 1878)
  • Jun 7 Elizabeth S Kingsley, double-Crostic puzzle creator, dies
  • Jun 17 D Richardson, writer, dies at 84
  • Jun 21 Frantisek Kupka, Czech writer, dies at 85
  • Jun 23 Louis Fornberg, writer, dies at 48
  • Jun 26 Alfred Döblin, German writer (b. 1878)
  • Jun 27 Malcolm Lowry, English writer (Ultramarine), dies at 48
  • Jul 5 Charles Sherwood Noble, American-born inventor
  • Jul 8 Grace Goodhue Coolidge, 1st lady (1923-29), dies at 78
  • Jul 8 William Cadbury, chocolate maker, dies at 89
  • Jul 10 Sholem Asch, Polish-Jewish novelist and playwright (East River, Three Cities), dies at 77

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 11 Aga Khan III, Pakistani 48th Shia Iman, dies at 79

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III
  • Jul 15 Marie C of Zeggelen, author (Dessajongen), dies at 87
  • Jul 15 James M. Cox, American politician (b. 1870)
  • Jul 15 Vasily Maklakov, Russian orator and liberal politician (b. 1869)
  • Jul 19 Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt), dies at 59
  • Jul 21 Bernard Spooner, US inventor (bulletproof jacket), dies
  • Jul 23 G Tomasi di Lampedusa, writer, dies at 61
  • Jul 26 Carlos Castillo Armas, president of Guatemala, murdered
  • Jul 28 Edith Abbott, American social worker, educator, and author (b. 1876)
  • Aug 1 Harvey Glatmin, 1st bondage-photo victim, executed [or 8/18/59]
  • Aug 3 John Vernou "Black Jack" Bouvier, father of Jacqueline Kennedy, dies of cancer
  • Aug 4 Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, President of Brazil (b. 1869)
  • Aug 5 Heinrich O Wieland, German chemist (Nobel 1927), dies at 80
  • Aug 9 Carl Clauberg, Nazi doctor (b. 1898)
  • Aug 16 Irving Langmuir, American chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1881)
  • Aug 19 David Bomberg, English painter (b. 1890)
  • Aug 19 Carl-Gustaf Rossby, Swedish meteorologist (b. 1898)
  • Aug 21 Harald Ulrik Sverdrup, Norwegian meteorologist and oceanographer (b. 1888)
  • Aug 25 Leo Perutz, Austrian writer and mathematician, dies at 74
  • Aug 26 Umberto Saba, Italian writer, dies at 74
  • Sep 2 William A Craigie, Scottish lexicographer, dies at 90
  • Sep 16 Ch'i Pai-shih, traditional Chinese painter, dies at 93
  • Sep 17 John W "John" Eisenloeffel, goldsmith, dies at 81
  • Sep 19 Reginald Aldworth Daly, Canadian-American Geologist who independently developed the theory of magmatic stopping, dies at 86
  • Sep 21 Haakon VII (CF Charles WA), Danish king of Norway (1905-57), dies
  • Sep 22 Toyoda Soemu, Japanese admiral, born in Kitsuki, Ōita, Japan
  • Sep 28 Albert Ascoli, Italian developed anti-tuberculosis vaccine, dies
  • Oct 10 Karl Genzken, Nazi physician (b. 1885)
  • Oct 17 John HA Eman, founder of Aruban Peoples Party, dies at 70
  • Oct 19 Vere G Childe, British archaeologist/prehistorian, dies at 65

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 23 Christian Dior, French fashion designer (New Look), dies of a heart attack at 52

Fashion Designer Christian Dior
Fashion Designer
Christian Dior