1960 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 382

  • Jan 1 Bank of France issues new franc, worth 100 times the value of existing francs
  • Jan 1 Cameroon (French Cameroon) gains independence from France
  • Jan 1 Montserrat adopts constitution
  • Jan 1 A photograph of a South African boy in a torn vest is published in the Daily Herald; it was illegal to employ a 'native' under 18 in the mines under the Native Labour Regulation Act
  • Jan 2 1st redshank old world shore bird reported in North America (Halifax)
  • Jan 2 John Reynolds sets age of solar system at 4,950,000,000 years

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Jan 2 Senator John F. Kennedy, announces his candidacy for the US Presidency

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Jan 4 European Free Trade Association forms in Stockholm
  • Jan 7 The Polaris missile is tested
  • Jan 9 Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins
  • Jan 10 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz
  • Jan 12 Sobers & Worrell complete 399 stand for 4th wkt v England
  • Jan 14 Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded
  • Jan 14 The Reserve Bank of Australia is established
  • Jan 18 US & Japan sign joint defense treaty
  • Jan 18 Capital Airlines Flight 20 crashes in Virginia, killing all 50 people on-board

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Jan 19 Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jan 20 Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo
  • Jan 21 Little Joe 4 suborbital Mercury test reaches 16 km
  • Jan 21 Rock falls traps 437 at Coalbrook, South Africa; 417 die of methane poisoning
  • Jan 23 Bathosphere "Trieste", crewed by Jacques Piccard and US Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh, reaches bottom of Pacific (10,900 m)
  • Jan 24 Algeria uprises against French president De Gaulle
  • Jan 28 1st photograph bounced off Moon, Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 30 CIA OKs Lockheed to produce a new U-2 aircraft (Oxcart)
  • Jan 30 Dutch communist trade union EVC'58 disbands
  • Jan 30 Riot curtails third days play at Port-Of-Spain WI v England
  • Jan 30 US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
  • Jan 30 US male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins
  • Jan 30 African National Party is founded in Chad
  • Feb 1 4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Woolworth's in Greensboro, NC
  • Feb 1 Extreme right-wing rebels in Algiers surrender
  • Feb 2 Michale Eufemia sinks 625 balls in pool match without a miss

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Feb 3 British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan makes his famous "wind of change" speech in Africa, against the apartheid regime, angering South African politicians

British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
British Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan
  • Feb 4 BBWAA voters fail to elect a new Hall of Fame member
  • Feb 4 Giants move their offices to Candlestick Park
  • Feb 7 Old handwriting found in at Qumran, near the Dead Sea
  • Feb 8 Congress opens hearings looking into payola

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Feb 8 Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Feb 10 Charles Ives' "Lincoln, the Great Commoner" premieres
  • Feb 12 Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers
  • Feb 13 France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
  • Feb 14 Marshal Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan
  • Feb 16 US nuclear submarine USS Triton set off on underwater round-world trip
  • Feb 18 Walter O'Malley, LA Dodger owner, purchases Chavez Ravine for $494,000
  • Feb 19 Protest strike in Poznan, Poland
  • Feb 23 Demolition begins on Brooklyn's Ebbets Field (opened in 1913)
  • Feb 24 Italian government of Segni falls
  • Feb 24 2nd Daytona 500: Junior Johnson wins (124.74 MPH)
  • Feb 25 Lillian Hellman's "Toys in the Attic" premieres in NYC

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Feb 26 Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Feb 26 Verne Gagne beats Doctor X in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
  • Feb 27 Oil pipe line from Rotterdam to Ruhrgebied opens

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Feb 29 1st playboy club, featuring bunnies, opens in Chicago

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • Feb 29 Agadir earthquake in Morocco kills a third of the population (12,000-15,000)
  • Feb 29 JFK makes "missile gap" the presidential campaign issue
  • Mar 3 9th largest snowfall in NYC history (14.5")
  • Mar 4 French freighter "La Coubre" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100
  • Mar 5 Ice Pairs Championship at Vancouver won by Wagner & Paul (CAN)
  • Mar 5 The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis originates when Alister Hardy publicly announces his idea that ape-human divergence may have been due to a coastal phase.

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Mar 6 President Sukarno disbands Indonesia's parliament

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • Mar 7 Dutch Builders strike for CLA
  • Mar 10 USSR agrees to stop nuclear testing
  • Mar 11 Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth & Venus
  • Mar 14 14 die in a train crash in Bakersfield Calif
  • Mar 15 Key Largo Coral Reef Preserve established (1st underwater park)
  • Mar 15 National Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona dedicated
  • Mar 17 US President Eisenhower forms anti-Castro-exile army under the CIA
  • Mar 21 Sharpeville Massacre: Police kill 72 in South Africa & outlaws ANC

1stHistoric Invention

Mar 22 1st patent for lasers granted to Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes

  • Mar 23 Explorer (8) fails to reach Earth orbit
  • Mar 24 US appeals court rules novel "Lady Chatterly's Lover" not obscene
  • Mar 25 1st guided missile launched from nuclear powered sub (Halibut)

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Mar 25 DH Lawrence's "Lady Chatterley's Lover" ruled not obscene (NYC)

  • Mar 25 Italian government Tambroni forms
  • Mar 26 Iraq executes 30 after attack on President Kassem
  • Mar 28 Pope John appoints the first Japanese, African & Filipino cardinals
  • Mar 28 Scotch whisky factory explodes burying 20 fire fighters (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Mar 31 Gore Vidal's "Best Man" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 1 Census determines the resident population of the United States to be 179,245,000
  • Apr 1 2nd French atom bomb explodes (Sahara)
  • Apr 1 France performs nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds, Algeria
  • Apr 1 U Nu elected premier of Burma
  • Apr 1 1st weather satellite launched (TIROS 1)
  • Apr 2 Mabry Harper catches a world record 25 lb Walleye in Tennessee
  • Apr 2 Cuba buys oil from USSR
  • Apr 3 Earthquake at Havre, Belgium
  • Apr 4 Oscar awarded to Neth director Bert Haanstra
  • Apr 4 Project Ozma begins at Green Bank radio astronomy center
  • Apr 4 Senegal declares independence from France
  • Apr 8 Neth & Germany sign accord concerning war casualties
  • Apr 8 US Senate passes Civil Rights Bill with measures against discriminatory voting pracrices
  • Apr 9 South African Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd survives an assassination attempt by David Pratt despite being twice shot in the face
  • Apr 10 Senate passes landmark Civil Rights Bill
  • Apr 12 Bert Haanstra wins Oscar for "Glass"
  • Apr 12 Bill Veeck & Chicago Comiskey Park debuts "Exploding Scoreboard"
  • Apr 13 France becomes 4th nuclear nation exploding an A-Bomb in Sahara
  • Apr 13 Transit 1B, 1st navigational satellite, placed in Earth orbit
  • Apr 14 1st underwater launching of Polaris missile

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Apr 14 American record company Motown, founded by Berry Gordy Jr., is incorporated as Motown Record Corporation

Record Company Owner Berry Gordy
Record Company Owner
Berry Gordy
  • Apr 15 Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), organizes at Shaw U

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 147

  • Jan 2 Naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author
  • Jan 4 Cory Everson, American body builder (6X Ms Olympia), born in Racine Wisconsin
  • Jan 7 Loretta Sanchez, American politician
  • Jan 7 Mohammed Javad Zarif, Iranian politician (Minister of Foreign Affairs), born in Broujerd
  • Jan 10 Benoît Pelletier, Canadian politician
  • Jan 17 John Crawford, bass (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Jan 28 Robert von Dassanowsky, American cultural historian, writer, and producer
  • Jan 31 Grant Morrison, British comic book author
  • Feb 4 Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish author (d. 2007)
  • Feb 5 William John Readings, literary theorist
  • Feb 6 Akinwumi Adesina, Nigerian politician, (African Development Bank President 2015-), born in Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Feb 9 Peggy Whitson, American astronaut, 1st woman to command International Space Station, US record for most days in space, born in Mt Ayr, Iowa
  • Feb 11 Richard A Mastracchio, astronaut, born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Feb 13 Pierluigi Collina, Italian football referee
  • Feb 13 Artur Yusupov, Russian-German chess player
  • Feb 18 Carol McGiffin, British TV and radio presenter
  • Feb 19 Keith Musa[kawukhathi] Zondi, South African head of Inkatha Youth Brigade
  • Feb 19 Prince Andrew, Albert Christian Edward, of Britain/Duke of York
  • Feb 23 Gloria von Thurm un Taxis, Munich German FR, Princess
  • Feb 23 Maria Gloria von Schoenberg-Glauchau, wife of prince Thurn un Taxis
  • Feb 23 Naruhito, crown prince of Japan
  • Feb 23 Alan Griffin, Australian politician
  • Feb 29 Tony Robbins, American motivational speaker
  • Feb 29 Richard Ramirez, El Paso, Texas, serial killer (Night Stalker)
  • Mar 13 Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer, poet and political essayist
  • Mar 13 Joe Ranft, American animator (d. 2005)
  • Mar 15 Chris Sanders, American animator and director
  • Mar 23 Oscar Michael Moore, journalist
  • Mar 23 Nicol Stephen, Deputy First Minister of Scotland
  • Mar 24 Grayson Perry, English cross-dressing artist (Turner Prize 2003), born in Chelmsford
  • Mar 27 Clare Lucy Madeleine Evans, historian
  • Mar 28 José Maria Neves, Cape Verdeian politician
  • Mar 28 Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, French author and dramatist
  • Apr 11 Jeremy Clarkson, British journalist
  • Apr 13 Rudi Völler, German football coach
  • Apr 13 Bob Casey, Jr., Democratic U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
  • Apr 15 Marvin Clyde Goodwin, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Apr 15 Philippe of Belgium, King of the Belgians (2013-), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Apr 16 Wahab Akbar, Filipino politician (d. 2007)
  • Apr 22 Mart Laar, Estonian statesman
  • Apr 22 Randall L. Stephenson, American business executive
  • Apr 23 Valerie Bertinelli, American actress (Barbara Cooper Royer-1 Day at a Time, Hot in Cleveland), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Apr 28 Ian Rankin, Scottish novelist
  • Apr 28 Joel H. Rosenthal American political scientist
  • Apr 29 Robert J. Sawyer, Canadian writer
  • Apr 30 Kerry Healey, American politician
  • Apr 30 David Miscavige, American cult leader
  • May 7 Arnon Ohad, co-pilot (El Al) plane that crashed on Bijlmer Amsterdam
  • May 7 Almudena Grandes, Spanish novelist
  • May 9 Jim Reilly, rocker (Red Rockers)

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May 21 Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (Milwaukee Cannibal), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1994)

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • May 22 Hideaki Anno, Japanese director
  • May 25 Amy Klobuchar, American politician, junior senator from Minnesota
  • Jun 5 Margo Lanagan, Australian author
  • Jun 6 Lola Forner, Alicante SW Spain, Miss Spain (1979)
  • Jun 9 Steve Paikin, Canadian journalist
  • Jun 19 Heike Walpot, German, cosmonaut
  • Jun 22 Erin Brockovich, American legal clerk and environmental campaigner, born in Lawrence, Kansas
  • Jun 24 Trisha Meili, the "Central Park Jogger"
  • Jun 24 Karin Pilsäter, Swedish politician
  • Jun 27 7th marquess of Cholmondeley, English large landowner/millionaire
  • Jun 27 Jim Nussle, (Rep-R-Iowa)
  • Jul 5 James M Kelly, American politician (Maryland), born in Baltimore County, Maryland
  • Jul 6 Jozef/Josef Pribilinec, Czech, speed walker (world record 10K)
  • Jul 7 Kevin A. Ford, American astronaut
  • Jul 9 Christopher J "Gus" Loria, Major USMC/astronaut, born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • Jul 13 Ian Hislop, British writer, satirist and editor of Private Eye, born in Swansea, Wales
  • Jul 14 Anna Bligh, Australian politician
  • Jul 15 Alexander W Dunlap, astronaut, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jul 19 Atom Egoyan, Cairo Egypt, director (Adjuster, Next of Kin)
  • Jul 20 Katie Rabbet, Prince Andrew's former girlfriend, born in London, England
  • Jul 25 Alain Robidoux, Canadian snooker player
  • Jul 27 Reinaldo de Carvalho, carnival King
  • Jul 28 Yōichi Takahashi, Japanese mangaka of Captain Tsubasa and Hungry Heart Wild Striker
  • Aug 4 Bernard Rose, English director
  • Aug 4 Tim Winton, Australian author
  • Aug 4 José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish politician
  • Aug 8 Ulrich Maly, German politician
  • Aug 10 Todd David Hess, First USAF Member inducted into Army's Order of Military Medical Merit.
  • Aug 13 Phil Taylor, English darts player
  • Aug 20 Sally Yates, American lawyer and Acting Attorney General (Jan 2017), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Aug 23 Helen Rees, director (Design Museum)
  • Aug 23 Rodney Alan Greenblat, American graphic artist
  • Aug 24 Franz Vienboeck, Austria, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13)
  • Aug 24 Steven W Lindsey, Arcadia California, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 87, sk:95)
  • Aug 28 Cunningham T Ngcukana, South African worker's union leader
  • Aug 28 Leroy Chiao, astronaut (STS 65, 72, sk: 92), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Aug 30 Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the Lebanese terrorist group Hizbollah
  • Aug 30 Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1993)
  • Sep 2 Kristin Halvorsen, Norwegian politician
  • Sep 2 John S. Hall, American poet and spoken-word artist
  • Sep 7 Carlos Martinez, American bowler
  • Sep 8 Stefano Casiraghi, husband of princess Caroline of Monaco
  • Sep 9 Hugh Grant, London England (4 Weddings & a Funeral, 9 Months)
  • Sep 9 Mario Batali, American chef and restaurateur
  • Sep 10 Alison Bechdel, American cartoonist
  • Sep 16 Kurt Busiek, American comic book writer
  • Sep 18 Karim Rashid, Egyptian/English industrial designer
  • Sep 19 Loïc Bigois, French engineer
  • Sep 20 James A Pawelczyk, PhD/astronaut (sk STS 90), born in Buffalo, New York

Weddings in History

  • May 6 English Princess Margaret marries Antony Armstrong-Jones (later Lord Snowdon) at Westminster Abbey
  • Jul 3 Vernon Presley (father of Elvis) weds Dee Alliot
  • Dec 15 King Boudouin of Belgium marries dona Fabiola de Mora y Aragon

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 111

  • Jan 2 Chris van Abkoude, author (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), dies at about 79
  • Jan 2 Fausto Coppi, Italian, ran world record 45,798 km, dies at 40
  • Jan 2 Friedrich Adler, Austria soc-dem, murdered PM Storgkh, dies at 80
  • Jan 2 Paul Sauvé, Canadian politician (b. 1907)
  • Jan 3 Victor Seastrom, entertainer, dies at 80

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Jan 4 Albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • Jan 5 Pavel P Parenago, Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 53
  • Jan 6 Edith Barstow, choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52
  • Jan 6 Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Scope & Means), dies at 68
  • Jan 9 Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (b. 1880)
  • Jan 11 Johan E. Elias, Dutch historian (Amsterdam's regency), dies at 84
  • Jan 12 Nevil Shute [Norway], Eng/Aust author (Town like Alice), dies at 60
  • Jan 13 Sibilla Aleramo [Rina Faccio], Italian feminist and poet (Una Donna), dies at 83
  • Jan 28 Zora Neale Hurston, American author, dies at 69
  • Feb 3 Johannes G Geelkerken, Dutch reformed vicar, dies at 80
  • Feb 7 Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist, dies at 57
  • Feb 8 Giles Gilbert Scott, British architect (b. 1880)
  • Feb 8 John Langshaw Austin, British philosopher, (b. 1911)
  • Feb 9 Alexandre Benois, Russian artist (b. 1870)
  • Feb 10 Aloysius Stepinac, Croatian cardinal (b. 1898)
  • Feb 12 Bobby Clark, vaudevillan (World's funniest circus clown), dies at 71
  • Feb 13 Delmar G Roos, designer of jeep, dies at 79
  • Feb 20 Leonard Woolley, archaeologist, dies
  • Feb 22 Paul-Émile Borduas, Quebec painter (b. 1905)
  • Feb 25 Everhardus J van Romondt, Dutch Antillean minister, dies at 51
  • Feb 26 Aleksandar Belic, Serbian linguist, dies at 83
  • Feb 27 Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer/manufacturer, dies at 58
  • Feb 28 F S Flint, British translator/poet (imagist movement), dies at 74

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Feb 29 Melvin Purvis, American FBI Agent, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 56

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis
  • Mar 2 Stanisław Taczak, Polish general, commander-in-chief of the Greater Poland Uprising (b. 1874)
  • Mar 4 Herbert O'Conor, 51st Governor of the US State of Maryland (b. 1896)
  • Mar 9 Jack Beattie, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)
  • Mar 11 Roy Chapman Andrews, US biologist/explorer, dies at 76
  • Mar 22 José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (b. 1904)
  • Mar 23 Franklin P Adams, columnist (Information Please), dies at 78
  • Mar 24 Paul Joostens, Flemish painter, dies at 70
  • Mar 30 Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor/painter, dies at 90
  • Apr 1 Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch journalist/writer (Ciske), dies at 62
  • Apr 3 Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87
  • Apr 14 Archibald McIndoe, plastic surgeon, dies
  • Apr 18 Emory Johnson, director (Phantom Express, Shield of Honor), dies at 66
  • Apr 23 Cornelis Jan Bakkerr, Dutch/US nuclear physicist, dies
  • Apr 23 Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese Christian-social reformer/writer, dies at 71
  • Apr 25 Amanullah, emir/king of Afhanistan (1919-28), dies at 67
  • Apr 26 Wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82
  • Apr 28 Anton Pancake, astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87
  • May 2 Caryl Chessman, rapist executed after 12 years of appeals at 39
  • May 8 J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (b. 1904)
  • May 10 Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, dies at 61

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May 11 John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, dies of pneumonia at 86

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • May 23 Georges Claude, engineer/inventor, dies
  • May 27 James Montgomery Flagg, American illustrator, dies at 82

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May 30 Boris Pasternak, Russian poet and novelist (Doctor Zhivago) (Nobel Prize 1958), dies at 70

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • May 31 Willem Elsschot, [Alfons de Ridder], Flemish writer (Kas), dies at 78
  • May 31 Walther Funk, German economist and Nazi politician, dies at 69
  • Jun 1 Paula Hitler, sister of Adolf Hitler. (b. 1896)
  • Jun 9 René Maran, Martiniques writer (Batouala, Prix Goncourt), dies
  • Jun 14 Ana Pauker-Rabensohn, Romanian Foreign Minister (1945-52), dies at 67
  • Jun 17 Pierre Reverdy, French poet (Nord-Sud), dies at 70
  • Jun 20 Walter Dehmel, German writer, dies at 57
  • Jun 25 WH Walter Baade, German/US astronomer (Andromeda), dies at 67
  • Jun 27 Harry Pollitt, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Great Britain dies at 69
  • Jun 28 Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1898)
  • Jul 6 Aneurin Bevan, British politician (b. 1897)
  • Jul 13 Anna Blaman, Dutch writer (Life & Death), dies at 55
  • Jul 13 Joy Gresham, American writer (b. 1915)
  • Jul 15 Set Persson, Swedish communist politician (b. 1897)
  • Jul 16 Albrecht von Kesselring, German fieldmarshal (Italy), dies at 74
  • Jul 16 John Phillips Marquand, novelist, dies at 66
  • Jul 26 Maud Menten, Canadian biochemist (b. 1879)
  • Jul 26 Cedric Gibbons, American art director (b. 1893)
  • Jul 29 Richard Simon, co-founder (Simon & Shuster), dies

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Aug 5 Arthur Meighen, 9th Prime Minister of Canada, dies at 86

9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen
9th Prime Minister of Canada
Arthur Meighen
  • Aug 8 Danton Walker, American columnist (Broadway Spotlight), dies at 61
  • Aug 9 Bernard Ogilvie Dodge, American botanist and pioneer researcher on heredity in fungi, dies at 88
  • Aug 10 Emil Strauss, German writer (Vaterland), dies
  • Aug 10 Frank Lloyd, director (Berkeley Square, Blood on the Sun), dies at 72
  • Aug 10 Oswald Veblin, mathematician
  • Aug 21 David Barnard Steinman, American civil engineer and bridge designer (b. 1886)
  • Aug 23 Oscar Hammerstein II, Broadway librettist, dies at 65
  • Aug 29 Hazza el-Majali, PM of Jordan is assassinated
  • Aug 29 Vicki Baum, writer, dies
  • Sep 4 Alfred E Green, director (Copacabana), dies after long illness at 71
  • Sep 7 Wilhelm Pieck, president of German DR (1949-60), dies at 84
  • Sep 10 Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63
  • Sep 14 M. Karagatsis, Greek author (b. 1908)
  • Sep 20 Lee Duncan, owner/trainer (Rin Tin Tin), dies of heart attack at 67
  • Sep 22 Melanie Klein, Austria/British psycho analyst, dies at 78
  • Sep 24 Melanie Klein, [Reizes], child psycho-analyst, dies
  • Sep 25 Emily Post, etiquette expert, dies at 86
  • Sep 27 Sylvia Pankhurst, English feminist/daughter of Emmeline, dies at 78
  • Sep 29 Franz Arnold, German writer, dies at 82
  • Sep 30 Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer, dies
  • Oct 9 Howard Glenn, NY Titan, dies of injuries sustain in this day's game
  • Oct 12 Inejiro Asanuma, leader Japanese Socialist Party, murdered at 61
  • Oct 14 Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies
  • Oct 22 Edgar Scauflaire, Belgian, painter/decorator, dies at 67
  • Oct 31 H L Davis, US writer (Honey in the Horn, Pulitzer prize), dies at 64
  • Nov 3 Harold Spencer Jones, London, English Astronomer and 10th astronomer royal of England whose work led to a more accurate determination of the distance between the Earth and the Sun
  • Nov 5 August Gailit, Estonian writer (Ekke Moor), dies at 69