1959 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 305


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Jan 1 Cuban Dictator Fulgencio Batista flees Cuba for the Dominican Republic

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Jan 1 Chad becomes autonomous republic in French Community
  • Jan 1 Rohan Kanhai completes 256 v India at Calcutta
  • Jan 2 USSR launches Mechta (Luna 1) for 1st lunar fly-by, 1st solar orbit
  • Jan 3 Alaska admitted as 49th US state
  • Jan 4 Luna 1 (Mechta) becomes 1st craft to leave Earth's gravity
  • Jan 5 "Bozo the Clown" live children's show premieres on TV

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Jan 7 US recognizes Fidel Castro's Cuban government

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro

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Jan 7 American gangster Meyer Lansky flees Cuba for the Bahamas due to the Cuban Revolution and rise of Fidel Castro

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Mobster
Meyer Lansky

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Jan 8 Charles de Gaulle inaugurated as president of France's 5th Republic

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Jan 9 Dam across Tera River in Northwestern Spain collapses after heavy winter rains, killing 135
  • Jan 9 Pat O'Connor beats Dick Hutton in St Louis, to become NWA champ
  • Jan 11 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Theodore Roethke
  • Jan 12 Rediscovery of the Caves of Nerja in Spain

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Jan 12 American record company Motown is founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records

Record Company Owner Berry Gordy
Record Company Owner
Berry Gordy
  • Jan 13 French President Charles de Gaulle grants amnesty to 130 Algerians sentenced to death
  • Jan 13 King Boudouin promises Belgian Congo independence
  • Jan 20 Dmitri Shostakovitch's Moscow-Tsjerjomoesjki premieres in Moscow
  • Jan 22 USAF concludes that less than 1% of UFOs are unknown objects
  • Jan 25 1st transcontinental commercial jet flight (American) (LA to NY for $301)

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Jan 25 Pope John XXIII proclaims 2nd Vatican council

  • Jan 26 Italy government of Fanfani resigns
  • Jan 29 Walt Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" released
  • Jan 29 'The Great Smog' hits London, many die of chest and lung-related illnesses
  • Jan 30 Australia 1-200 1st day 4th Test v England, Adelaide Oval
  • Jan 30 MS Hans Hedtoft sinks, 95 die
  • Jan 31 Joe Cronin signs 7 year pact to become head of AL
  • Feb 1 Swiss men vote against voting rights for women
  • Feb 1 Texas Instruments requests patent of IC (Integrated Circuit)
  • Feb 1 US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
  • Feb 1 US male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins
  • Feb 3 American Airlines Electra crashes in NY's East River, killing 65
  • Feb 4 Israel begins exporting copper ore
  • Feb 5 Australia regain the Ashes with a 10 wicket victory at Adelaide
  • Feb 6 1st successful test-fire of Titan ICBM
  • Feb 6 Fidel Castro is interviewed by Edward R Murrow
  • Feb 7 Fidel Castro proclaims new Cuban constitution
  • Feb 7 Cessna lands in Las Vegas after 65 d without landing (refuels in air)
  • Feb 9 Coasters's "Charlie Brown" peaks at #2
  • Feb 10 Dutch Princess Wilhelmina publishes "Lonely, but not alone"
  • Feb 10 Tornado in St Louis kills 19 & injures 265
  • Feb 13 Miro Cardon, premier of Cuba, resigns
  • Feb 14 $3.6 million heroin seizure in NYC
  • Feb 15 Antonio Segni forms Italian government
  • Feb 16 Fidel Castro becomes the 16th Prime Minister of Cuba after overthrowing Fulgencio Batista
  • Feb 16 Leonard Spigelgass' "Majority of One" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 17 1st weather satellite launched, Vanguard 2, 9.8 kg
  • Feb 19 Britain, Turkey & Greece sign agreement granting Cyprus independence
  • Feb 19 Gabon adopts its constitution
  • Feb 19 USAF rocket-powered rail sled attains Mach 4.1 (4970 kph), NM

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Feb 20 The Avro Arrow program to design and manufacture supersonic jet fighters in Canada is cancelled by the Diefenbaker government amid much political debate.

13th Prime Minister of Canada John Diefenbaker
13th Prime Minister of Canada
John Diefenbaker
  • Feb 28 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Wagner & Paul of CAN
  • Feb 28 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Colo Spr won by Carol Heiss USA
  • Feb 28 Launch of Discoverer 1 (WTR)-1st polar orbit
  • Feb 28 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Colo Spr won by David Jenkins USA
  • Mar 1 Archbishop Makarios returns to Cyprus after 3 years
  • Mar 3 1st US probe to enter solar orbit, Pioneer 4, launched
  • Mar 3 British government arrests Hastings Banda of Nyasaland, ends emergency crisis
  • Mar 4 US Pioneer IV misses Moon & becomes 2nd (US 1st) artificial planet
  • Mar 5 Iran & US sign economic & military treaty
  • Mar 6 Farthest radio signal heard (Pioneer IV, 400,000 miles)
  • Mar 7 1st aviator to fly a million miles (1.61 M km) in a jet (MC Garlow)
  • Mar 7 West Indies all out 76 v Pakistan at Dacca, Fazal Mahmood 6-34
  • Mar 8 Groucho, Chico & Harpo's final TV appearance together
  • Mar 8 Pro-Egyptian coup fails in Mosul Iraq
  • Mar 9 1st known radar contact is made with Venus
  • Mar 9 Barbie makes her debut at the American Toy Fair in New York. Over a billion have been sold worldwide since.

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Mar 10 Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth" premieres in NYC

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • Mar 10 Tibetan uprising against Chinese occupation force in Lhasa, Tibet
  • Mar 11 "Raisin in the Sun", 1st Broadway play by a black woman, opens
  • Mar 12 Dutch Liberal Party wins 2nd parliamentary elections
  • Mar 12 US House joins Senate approving Hawaii statehood
  • Mar 15 Robert Foster sets record by staying underwater 13 m 42.5 s
  • Mar 16 Iraq & USSR sign economic/technical treaty
  • Mar 17 Australia & USSR restore diplomatic relations

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Mar 18 US President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs Hawaii statehood bill

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Mar 24 Iraq withdraws from the Baghdad Pact
  • Mar 24 The Party of the African Federation (PFA) is launched by Léopold Sédar Senghor and Modibo Keita.
  • Mar 25 French President De Gaulle acknowledges Oder-Neisse boundary
  • Mar 26 Test debut for Mushtaq Mohammad v WI age 15 yrs 124 days
  • Mar 28 11 days after Tibet uprising, China dissolves Tibet's government & installs Panchen Lama

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Mar 30 Dalai Lama flees China and is granted political asylum in India

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • Apr 4 Fed of Mali, consisting of Senegal & French Sudan (dissolved 1960)
  • Apr 7 Oklahoma ends prohibition, after 51 years
  • Apr 7 Radar 1st bounced off Sun, Stanford Calif
  • Apr 9 NASA names 1st 7 astronauts for Project Mercury
  • Apr 11 Dutch prince Bernhard visits Lockheed factory
  • Apr 12 13th Tony Awards: J B & Redhead win
  • Apr 12 France Observator reports torture practice by French army in Algeria
  • Apr 13 USAF launches Discoverer II into polar orbit
  • Apr 13 Vanguard SLV-5 launched for Earth orbit (failed)
  • Apr 13 Vatican edict forbids Roman Catholics from voting for communists
  • Apr 14 (Robert) Taft Memorial Bell Tower dedicated in Washington DC
  • Apr 15 Fidel Castro begins US goodwill tour

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Apr 15 US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles resigns

US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles
US Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles
  • Apr 16 Datu Abdul Rozak inaugurated as premier of Malaysia federation
  • Apr 19 Uprising in La Paz Bolivia, fails
  • Apr 21 1211-kg great white shark becomes largest fish ever caught on a rod
  • Apr 21 Alf Dean using a rod & reel hooks a 2,664lb, 16' 10" white shark
  • Apr 23 1st heliport in Britain opens in London

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 139

  • Jan 1 Abdul Ahad Mohmand, Afghanistan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6)
  • Jan 1 Azali Assoumani, Comorian president
  • Jan 4 Yoshitomo Nara, Japanese pop artist
  • Jan 6 John Singleton, director (Boyz n The Hood), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jan 9 Rigoberta Menchú, Nobel Peace Prize laureate
  • Jan 12 Lasana M. Sekou, Saint Martin, Caribbean, poet/author (The Salt Reaper
  • Jan 15 Pavle Kozjek, Slovenian climber (d. 2008)
  • Jan 16 Juanita Bynum, American televangelist
  • Jan 20 Joel Rifkin, American serial killer believed to have killed up to 17 victims between 1989 and 1993 in NYC and Long Island, born in New York
  • Jan 24 David Mills, American author
  • Jan 27 Göran Hägglund, Swedish politician
  • Jan 27 Keith Olbermann, American news presenter
  • Jan 28 Randi Rhodes, Nova M Radio personality
  • Feb 4 Zenani Mandela, daughter of Nelson & Winnie Mandela
  • Feb 5 Jennifer Granholm American Politician
  • Feb 8 Mauricio Macri, Argentine politician (President of Argentina 2015-), born in Tandil, Buenos Aires
  • Feb 10 Lisa McPherson, Former Scientologist (d. 1995)
  • Feb 12 Nancy Remy, reporter (NYC's Shadow Traffic)
  • Feb 13 Gaston Gingras, National Hockey League defenceman
  • Feb 17 Aryeh Deri, Israeli rabbi and politician
  • Feb 22 Jiří Čunek, Czech politician
  • Feb 28 Sydney P Mufamadi, South African leader (SACP)
  • Mar 4 Rick Ardon, Australian news presenter
  • Mar 5 Vazgen Sargsyan, Armenian politician (d. 1999)
  • Mar 6 Saul Anuzis, American politician
  • Mar 13 Kathy Hilton, socialite-Hilton Hotels, mother of Nikki Hilton and Paris Hilton
  • Mar 15 Lisa Holton, American writer
  • Mar 16 Michael J Bloomfield, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 86), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Mar 16 Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister of Norway
  • Mar 18 Luc Besson, French producer, writer, and director
  • Mar 26 Chris Hansen, American reporter and correspondent
  • Mar 29 Barry Blanchard, Canadian mountaineer
  • Mar 30 Peter Ellis, convicted child abuser
  • Apr 6 Dianne Brill, Tampa, fashion designer/party girl (Queen of the Night)
  • Apr 10 Yvan Loubier, Quebec politician
  • Apr 16 Scott McKinsey, American television director
  • Apr 21 Tim Jacobus, American artist (Goosebumps)
  • Apr 24 Yvonne Cagle, American astronaut and physician, born in West Point, New York
  • Apr 24 Malcolm Oastler, Australian engineer

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Apr 30 Stephen Harper, 22nd Prime Minister of Canada (2006-15), born in Toronto, Ontario

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
  • Apr 30 W. Thomas Smith, Jr, American author and columnist
  • May 3 Uma Bharati, Indian politician
  • May 6 Charles Hendry, Cuckfield Sussex, British Conservative Party politician
  • May 6 Eric D Fingerhut, (Rep-D-Ohio)
  • May 7 Tamara E Jernigan, Chattoonaga, PhD/astro (STS 40, 52, 67, 80)
  • May 19 Nicole Brown Simpson, German-American ex-wife of O.J. Simpson who was later murdered, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1994)
  • May 20 Peter Greene, American producer (After Midnight), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 21 Brisn Lenihan, Jnr, Irish politician and minister, born in Dublin (d. 2011)
  • May 25 Manolis Kefalogiannis, Greek politician
  • May 28 John Morgan, British etiquette expert (d. 2000)
  • May 30 Frank Vanhecke, Belgian politician, born in Bruges, Belgium
  • May 30 Claudia Alexander, Canadian-born American NASA Scientist (led Galileo mission to Jupiter), born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2015)
  • Jun 4 Lord Rayleigh, agri-businessman (Lord Rayleigh Farms)
  • Jun 6 Georgios Voulgarakis, Greek politician

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Jun 7 Mike Pence, 48th Vice President of the United States (Republican: 2017-) and Governor of Indiana (2013-16), born in Columbus, Indiana

48th Vice President of the United States Mike Pence
48th Vice President of the United States
Mike Pence
  • Jun 9 Christian Wulff, German politician, prime minister of Lower Saxony (2003-10) and President of Germany (2010-12), born in Osnabrück, West Germany
  • Jun 10 Eliot Spitzer, American politician (Governor of New York 2007-8), born in the Bronx, New York
  • Jun 10 Carlo Ancelotti, A.C. Milan coach
  • Jun 12 Jervis Johnson, Games Designer for Games Workshop, Nottingham
  • Jun 13 Steve Georganas, Australian politician
  • Jun 19 Kimberley Leston, journalist
  • Jun 27 Dan Jurgens, American comic book writer
  • Jun 29 Larry Parham, 4th victim of NYC's Zodiac killer (1st to die)
  • Jul 2 Wendy B Lawrence, astronaut (STS 67, 86, sk:91), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • Jul 5 Veronica Guerin, journalist
  • Jul 7 Ben Linder, American engineer (d. 1987)
  • Jul 9 Clive Stafford Smith, British human-rights lawyer
  • Jul 12 Rolonda Watts, talk show hostess (Rolanda)
  • Jul 13 Danitra Vance, comedienne (SNL, Little Man Tate, Limit Up)
  • Jul 14 Susana Martinez, American politician (Governor of New Mexico) 1st female Hispanic US governor, born in El Paso, Texas
  • Jul 16 Doug Herzog, American television executive
  • Jul 17 Janet Lynn Kavandi, Springfield Mo, PhD/astronaut (sk:STS 91)
  • Jul 26 Rick Bragg, American writer
  • Jul 29 Ruud Janssen, Dutch writer and artist
  • Aug 3 Koichi Tanaka, Japanese scientist, Nobel laureate
  • Aug 4 John Gormley, Irish politician
  • Aug 4 Laurence Anholt, British children's author, born in London, England
  • Aug 8 Ronald Weigel, German DR speed walker (5 km indoor)
  • Aug 9 Michael Kors, American fashion designer and Project Runway judge, born in Long Island, New York
  • Aug 10 Mark Price, bass/vocals (All About Eve, Tin Huey-Contents Dislodged)
  • Aug 11 Yoshiaki Murakami, Japanese investor
  • Aug 15 Scott D Altman, Lincoln Ill, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
  • Aug 17 David Koresh, American cult leader (d. 1993)
  • Aug 17 Jonathan Franzen, American author
  • Aug 19 Susan Cummings, Monegasque-born American heiress and convicted murderer
  • Aug 22 Pia Gjellerup, Danish politician
  • Aug 26 Kathryn P Hire, Mobile Alabama, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (sk: STS 90)
  • Aug 27 Juan Fernando Cobo, Colombian artist

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Aug 29 Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut (STS 74, sk: 99), born in Sarnia, Ontario

Astronaut Chris Hadfield
Astronaut
Chris Hadfield
  • Aug 29 Timothy Perry Shriver, member of the Kennedy Family
  • Sep 2 Guy Laliberté, founder of Cirque du Soleil
  • Sep 4 Armin Kogler, Austria, skier (2-time winner of jumping World Cup)
  • Sep 4 William Kennedy Smith, Kennedy accused of rape in Florida (1991)
  • Sep 22 Pope Michael, American anti-pope
  • Sep 28 Billy Montana, Country/Western performer (No Yesterday, Angelia)
  • Oct 3 Carmen Russo, Miss Teenage Italy (1972), born in Genoa, Italy
  • Oct 4 Tony Meo, English billiards champion (snookers)
  • Oct 6 John Mackin, programmer
  • Oct 6 Walter Ray Williams Jr, bowler (twice Player of the Year)
  • Oct 6 Brian Higgins, American politician, Member of US House of Representatives

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 26 President of Cuba Raúl Castro (27) weds revolutionary Vilma Espín (28) in Santiago de Cuba

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro
  • Apr 1 American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 3rd wife Anne Williams Rubinstein
  • Apr 10 Japan's Crown Prince Akihito marries commoner Michiko Shoda

HeartWedding of Interest

May 28 Muppeteer Jim Henson (22) weds Jane Nebel (24) in Salisbury, Maryland

Muppeteer Jim Henson
Muppeteer
Jim Henson
  • Jul 2 Belgian Albert, Prince of Liège marries Dona Paola, Princess Ruffo di Calabria in Brussels

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 5 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (20) weds Linda Joan Bork

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • Sep 25 Cosmopolitan founder Helen Gurley Brown (37) weds theater producer David Brown (43)
  • Dec 21 Shah of Persia marries Farah Diba

Deaths in History

  • Jan 11 Mohammed Zakaria Ghonein, discoverer of 6,000 yr old pyramid, dies
  • Jan 28 Joseph Sprinzak, Speaker of Israel Knesset (1949-59), dies at 73
  • Feb 7 Daniel François Malan, Prime Minister of South Africa (1948-54) who began the implementation of apartheid, dies at 84
  • Feb 8 William J "Wild Bill" Donovan, Office Strategic Services, dies at 76
  • Feb 15 Owen W Richardson, English physicist (Nobel 1928), dies at 69
  • Feb 28 Maxwell Anderson, US dramatist (Key Largo, Bath Seed), dies at 70
  • Mar 7 Arthur C Pigou, English economist (Economics of Welfare), dies
  • Mar 7 Hinsdale Smith, developer of roll-down auto windows, dies at 88
  • Mar 8 Abdel Wahab Shawwaf, Iraqi colonel/putschist, murdered
  • Mar 16 John Sailling, last documented Civil War vet, dies at 111
  • Mar 26 Raymond T Chandler, US detective writer (Long Goodbye), dies at 71
  • Mar 29 Barthelemy Boganda, Central African Republic's 1st president, dies
  • Mar 30 Daniil Andreev, Russian writer and mystic (b. 1906)
  • Mar 30 Riccardo Zanella, president of Free State of Fiume (b. 1875)
  • Mar 31 Peter Suhrkamp, German publisher (Suhrkamp Verlag), dies at 68
  • Apr 8 Gustave Charlier, Belgian literature historian, dies

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Apr 9 Frank Lloyd Wright, US architect (Guggenheim Museum NY), dies at 89

  • Apr 12 James Gleason, dies at 76
  • Apr 13 Rigardus "Rijn" Rijnhout, Giant of Rotterdam (2.375m), dies at 38
  • Apr 16 Charles Halton, dies at 83
  • Apr 27 Gordon Armstrong, inventor (baby incubator), dies
  • May 1 Oscar Torp, Norwegian premier, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 5 Carlos Saavedra Lamas, Argentine politician (Nobel Peace Prize 1936), dies at 80

Nobel Peace Laureate Carlos Saavedra Lamas
Nobel Peace Laureate
Carlos Saavedra Lamas
  • May 20 Alfred Schutz, Austrian/US architect/philosopher, dies at 60

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 24 John Foster Dulles, US Secretary of State (1953-59), dies at 71

US Secretary of State John Foster Dulles
US Secretary of State
John Foster Dulles
  • Jun 1 Sax Rohmer, English author (b. 1883)
  • Jun 4 Charles Vidor, director (Gilda, Farewell to Arms), dies at 58
  • Jun 10 Zoltán Meskó, Hungarian Nazi (b. 1883)
  • Jun 17 Abdul Mouse, Indonesian nationalist foreman/author, dies at about 68
  • Jun 20 Hitoshi Ashida, Japanese politician, dies at 71
  • Jun 22 Hermann Brill, German politician (b. 1895)
  • Jun 24 Lou Bandy, Dutch revue-artist (Life Ain't Bad), commits suicide at 69
  • Jun 25 Charles Starkweather, spree killer (b. 1938)
  • Jun 29 A Cecil Snyder, Chief Justice of Puerto Rico, dies at 51
  • Jun 30 José Vasconcelos, Mexican writer and politician (b. 1882)
  • Jul 6 George Grosz, German cartoonist/painter (Ecce Homo), dies at 65
  • Jul 8 Dale Buisand & Chester Ovnand killed in Viet Cong attack, becoming the second and third Americans killed in the Vietnam War
  • Jul 14 Grock [Adrien Wettach], Swiss clown and circus director, dies at 79
  • Jul 15 Peter A Egge, Norwegian writer (The Dream), dies
  • Jul 15 Vance Palmer, Australian author (b. 1885)
  • Jul 17 Henri Pourrat, French writer (Le chasseur de la nuit), dies
  • Jul 17 Eugene Meyer, American businessman and newspaper publisher (b. 1875)
  • Jul 25 Isaac Halevi Herzog, chief rabbi of Israel (1936-59), dies at 71
  • Jul 26 Manuel Altolaguirre, Spanish poet/publisher (Amor), dies at 54
  • Aug 5 Edgar Guest, US poet/newspaperman, dies at 77
  • Aug 16 William "Bull" F Halsey, US vice-admiral (WW II Pacific), dies
  • Aug 19 Jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78
  • Aug 20 Alfred Kubin, Austrian writer and illustrator, dies at 82
  • Aug 31 Charles Delaney, dies at 67
  • Sep 7 Maurice Duplessis, Québec Prime Minister (b. 1890)
  • Sep 13 Gilbert Adrian, costume designer, dies of heart attack at 56
  • Sep 17 Bert Leysen, Belgian TV director, dies at 39
  • Sep 22 Benjamin Peret, French writer/poet (Le grand jeu), dies at 60
  • Sep 25 S W R D Bandaranaike, Ceylon's PM, assassinated by a Buddhist monk
  • Sep 26 Solomon Bandaranaike, PM of Ceylon (1956-59), assassinated at 60
  • Sep 29 Bruce Bairnsfather, cartoonist, dies
  • Sep 30 John H Kliegl, developer of Klieg light, dies at 89
  • Sep 30 Ross Granville Harrison, American Biologist and Zoologist (organ transplant pioneer), dies at 89
  • Oct 6 Bernard Berenson, American art historian (b. 1865)
  • Oct 7 PM Kassem of Iraq, assassinated
  • Oct 10 Friedrich, Prince of Liechtenstein, dies
  • Oct 12 Arnoldt Bronnen, writer, dies at 63
  • Oct 15 Lipót Fejér, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1880)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 16 George Marshall, US army general, dies at 78

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall
  • Oct 28 Camilo Cienfuegos, Cuban revolutionary (b. 1932)
  • Oct 30 Blonde Dolly, [Sybille A J Niemans], society prostitute, dies at 33
  • Oct 31 Jean Cabannes, French physicist (b. 1885)
  • Nov 1 Gershon Agron, mayor of Jerusalem, dies at 66

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 6 Jose P. Laurel, Philippine president, dies of heart attack at 68

3rd President of the Philippines José P. Laurel
3rd President of the Philippines
José P. Laurel
  • Nov 8 Frank Sherman Land, founder of DeMolay International (b. 1890)
  • Nov 19 Edward C Tolman, US psychologist (behaviorism), dies
  • Nov 19 Joseph Charbonneau, archbishop of Montreal (b. 1892)
  • Nov 24 Lyman Bryson, educator (UN Casebook), dies at 71
  • Nov 24 Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainen writer (Commissioners), dies at 60
  • Nov 29 Hans Henny Jahnn, writer, dies at 64
  • Dec 4 Rosetta Duncan, (Duncan Sisters), dies in an auto accident at 58
  • Dec 9 Walter Compton, news anchor (DuMont Evening News), dies at 47
  • Dec 14 Maria EG "Lizzy" Ansingh, Dutch painter (Cast Off), dies at 84
  • Dec 18 Dorothy L Sayers, writer, dies at 66
  • Dec 19 Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, dies at 117
  • Dec 21 Rosanjin, Japanese calligrapher, restaurateur and ceramicist (b. 1883)
  • Dec 23 Edward FLW Halifax, English viscount/viceroy of India, dies at 78
  • Dec 23 Lord Irwin, ambassador to US (1940-46), dies at 78
  • Dec 27 Alfonso Reyes, Mexican poet/historian/diplomat, dies at 70
  • Dec 28 Ante Pavelić, leader of Nazi Germany puppet Independent State of Croatia (b. 1889)
  • Dec 30 Maria Baers, Flemish social female worker/senator, dies at 76