1965 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 392

  • Jan 1 International Cooperation Year begins
  • Jan 1 Palestinian al-Fatah organization forms
  • Jan 1 The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan is founded in Kabul.
  • Jan 2 Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan

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Jan 2 Martin Luther King Jr. begins a drive to register black voters

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jan 2 Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day

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Jan 4 LBJ's "Great Society" State of the Union Address

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jan 6 Geoff Boycott takes 3-47 against South Africa, his best Test bowling
  • Jan 7 France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold
  • Jan 7 Twin brothers are in held in custody in London charged with abduction and murder
  • Jan 8 Senator Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make marigold the American natonal flower (it does not pass)
  • Jan 8 Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History
  • Jan 10 Bollingen prize for poetry awarded to Horace Gregory
  • Jan 12 At 10:58 am PST burn up a nuclear rocket in Nevada
  • Jan 15 Rock group Who releases first album "I Can't Explain"
  • Jan 15 Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, forms
  • Jan 15 Soviet underground nuclear test creates the atomic lake Chagan, Kazakhstan
  • Jan 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jan 18 H L de Vries appointed Dutch governor of Suriname
  • Jan 20 The Byrds record "Mr Tambourine Man"
  • Jan 20 The US Jet Propulsion Laboratory proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars & return

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jan 20 Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Jan 21 Iranian premier Hassan Ali Mansur assassinated by 17-year-old Mohammad Bokharaei, a member of the Fadayan-e Islam.
  • Jan 22 US launches TIROS 9 weather satellite
  • Jan 23 BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Dick Weber
  • Jan 26 South Vietnam military coup under general Nguyen Khanh
  • Jan 27 1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite
  • Jan 27 Groundbreaking for "Dragon Gateway" at Grant Avenue

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Jan 30 State funeral of Winston Churchill at St Paul's Cathedral in London. Largest ever state funeral.

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Feb 1 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam
  • Feb 1 Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma Ala
  • Feb 1 NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster
  • Feb 2 Joe Orton's "Loot" premieres in Brighton
  • Feb 3 105 USAF cadets resigned for cheating in exams
  • Feb 3 Geraldine McCullough wins Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture
  • Feb 3 Orbiting Solar Observatory 2 launches into Earth orbit (552/636 km)
  • Feb 4 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 5 Beursschouwburg opens in Brussels
  • Feb 6 "Kelly" opens & closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC
  • Feb 7 Operations begin at Grupo Folklorico Antiyano on Curacao
  • Feb 7 US begins regular bombing & strafing of N Vietnam
  • Feb 8 Eastern DC-7B crashes into Atlantic off Jones Beach NJ, kills 84
  • Feb 12 Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
  • Feb 13 Peggy Fleming, 16, wins ladies senior figure skating title
  • Feb 13 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • Feb 13 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
  • Feb 14 7th Daytona 500: Fred Lorenzen wins (141.539 MPH)
  • Feb 15 John Lennon passes his driving test
  • Feb 15 Red Maple Leaf Flag becomes the official flag of Canada
  • Feb 16 Pegasus 1 launched to detect micro-meteors
  • Feb 17 US Ranger 8 launched, will transmit 7,137 lunar pictures
  • Feb 18 27 copper miners die in avalanche, Granduc Mountain, BC
  • Feb 18 Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting
  • Feb 18 The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom.
  • Feb 20 Ranger 8 makes hard landing on the Moon, returns photos, other data
  • Feb 20 Turkish government of Uerguplu forms

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Feb 21 Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York City

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • Feb 22 USSR launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test)
  • Feb 23 Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president
  • Feb 24 East German president Ulbricht visits Egypt
  • Feb 26 Dutch government of Marijnen falls
  • Feb 26 West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania
  • Feb 27 Dutch Marijnen government resigns
  • Feb 27 France performs Underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • Mar 1 Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex (La Salle, Quebec)
  • Mar 2 Montcalm Community College in Sidney Mich, founded
  • Mar 2 US Air Force begins Operation Rolling Thunder, a three year sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam
  • Mar 3 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 3 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 5 March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence.
  • Mar 6 1st nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford
  • Mar 7 Alabama state troopers & 600 black protestors clash in Selma
  • Mar 7 Bruce Taylor takes 5-86 in debut innings for NZ after ton
  • Mar 7 Christian-democrats win parliament in Chile
  • Mar 8 First US combat forces arrive in Vietnam, on the beaches of Da Nang
  • Mar 10 Dutch Princess Margriet & Pieter van Vollenhoven get engaged

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Mar 11 Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
  • Mar 14 Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany
  • Mar 15 T.G.I. Friday's 1st restaurant opens in NYC
  • Mar 18 Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced
  • Mar 18 USSR launches Voshkod 2; Alexei Leonov makes 1st spacewalk (20 mins)
  • Mar 18 Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space.
  • Mar 18 A truck loses control down Moosic Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania, killing the driver. This accident later inspired the 1974 Harry Chapin song, "30,000 Pounds of Bananas."
  • Mar 19 Indonesia nationalizes all foreign oil companies
  • Mar 19 Rembrandt's "Titus" sells for then record 7,770,000 guilders
  • Mar 19 Stoica becomes president & Ceausescu party leader of Romania
  • Mar 19 The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000, said to have been most powerful Confederate cruiser, discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence exactly 102 years after its destruction.
  • Mar 20 Venkataraghavan takes 8-72 v NZ at Delhi

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Mar 20 Civil and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height has her first column published in the weekly African-American newspaper called the "New York Amsterdam News"

Women's and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Women's and Civil Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • Mar 21 Martin Luther King Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
  • Mar 21 US Ranger 9 launched; takes 5,814 pictures before lunar impact
  • Mar 22 D Senanayake wins general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
  • Mar 22 US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 22 Nicolae Ceausescu is elected General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • Mar 23 Gemini 3 launched, 1st US 2-man space flight (Grissom & Young)
  • Mar 23 Moroccan army shoots on demonstrators, about 100 killed
  • Mar 24 US Ranger 9 strikes Moon, 10 miles (16 km) NE of crater Alphonsus
  • Mar 25 Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Al
  • Mar 25 West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution
  • Mar 30 Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 121

  • Jan 4 Jergus Baca, Liptovsky Mikulas CZE, IHL defenseman (Team Slovakia 98)
  • Jan 6 Bjorn Lomborg, Danish mathematician
  • Jan 6 Muhammed al-Ahari, American Muslim writer
  • Jan 10 Butch Hartman, American animator
  • Jan 11 Karl Van Calcar, Torrance California, 3k steeplechase
  • Jan 11 Roland Scholten, Dutch Darts Player
  • Jan 14 Shamil Basayev, Chechen rebel (d. 2006)
  • Jan 14 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, British chef
  • Jan 21 Jam Master Jay, American disc jockey (d. 2002)
  • Jan 23 Tim Berrett, Tunbridge Wells Engl, Canadian 20k walker (Oly-14-92, 96)
  • Jan 26 Thomas Östros, Swedish politician
  • Jan 31 Bianca Yasmin Salahshourian, Fairfield Conn, Miss Conn-America (1991)
  • Feb 1 Stephanie Marie Elisabeth de Grimaldi, Monte Carlo Monaco, Princess
  • Feb 3 Karlous Marx Shinohamba, Namibian politician
  • Feb 18 Peter Martini, journalist
  • Feb 20 Federica Moro, Carate Brianza Italy, Miss Italy (1982)
  • Feb 22 Dean Karr, American director and photographer
  • Feb 23 Sylvie Guillem, France, ballerina (Royal Ballet)
  • Feb 23 Michael Dell, American computer manufacturer
  • Feb 24 Jane Swift, former acting Governor of Massachusetts
  • Mar 2 Lembit Öpik, British politician
  • Mar 3 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ethiopian politician and public health authority, born in Asmara, Eritrea
  • Mar 4 Dana Brown, Miss Tenn-America (1991-3rd), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mar 4 Khaled Hosseini, Afghan author and physician
  • Mar 4 Jonathan Shearer, Scottish castaway
  • Mar 8 Fátima Lopes, Portuguese fashion designer
  • Mar 11 Jesse Jackson, Jr., American politician
  • Mar 21 Xavier Bertrand, French politician
  • Mar 23 Gary Whitehead, American poet
  • Mar 29 Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist (d. 2005)
  • Mar 29 William Oefelein, American Astronaut
  • Mar 30 Piers Morgan, editor (Daily Mirror)
  • Mar 31 Jean-Christophe Lafaille, French mountaineer (d. 2006)

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Apr 2 Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cops, born in Sacramento, California (d. 2012)

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Apr 7 Alison Lapper, British artist
  • Apr 9 Jeff Zucker, American television executive
  • Apr 9 Jay Wesley Neill, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
  • Apr 13 Patricio Pouchulu, Argentinean architect
  • Apr 15 Soichi Noguchi, astronaut, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Apr 17 Yoshiki Kuroda, Japanese urban planner
  • Apr 18 Rob Stenders, Dutch radio discjockey
  • Apr 20 Kostas Hatzidakis, Greek politician
  • Apr 20 Adrian Fernández, Mexican racing driver
  • Apr 21 Fiona Kelleghan, American academic and critic
  • May 9 Ken Nomura, Japanese racing driver
  • May 13 José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountain climber (d. 2006)
  • May 13 Natalie Massenet, entrepreneur and founder of Net-a-Porter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 14 Eoin Colfer, Irish writer
  • May 17 Richard Baumhammers, American spree killer
  • May 24 Shinichiro Watanabe, Japanese anime director
  • Jun 2 Jim Knipfel, American autobiographer and journa
  • Jun 3 Suzan Kaminga, bodybuilder, born in Austin, Texas
  • Jun 7 Damien Hirst, English artist
  • Jun 8 Robert Platus, American lip syncher (Milli Vanilli-Girl You Know This), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 9 Michelle Francis Bird, campaigner
  • Jun 11 Manuel Uribe Garza, morbidly obese Mexican
  • Jun 13 Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca
  • Jun 15 Annelies Bredael, Belgian rower
  • Jun 15 Adam Smith, American politician (D-Wash), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 19 Luc Donckerwolke, Belgian car designer
  • Jun 21 Yang Liwei, Chinese astronaut
  • Jun 23 Dawn Whiteham, bodybuilder (Penthouse Nov 1995), born in New London, Connecticut
  • Jun 23 Barbara Lufthansa Herzog, born during Lufthansa Frankfurt-NY flight
  • Jul 4 Jo Whiley, English radio DJ
  • Jul 9 Jason Rhoades, American installation artist (d. 2006)
  • Jul 10 Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark
  • Jul 15 David Miliband, British politician
  • Jul 19 Evelyn Glennie, Scottish percussionist
  • Jul 21 Mike Bordick, Marquette MI, infielder (Oakland A's)
  • Jul 25 Torey Lovullo, infielder (Oakland A's), born in Santa Monica, California
  • Jul 29 Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born author

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Jul 31 J. K. Rowling, English writer (Harry Potter novels), born in Yate, Gloucestershire

Novelist J. K. Rowling
Novelist
J. K. Rowling
  • Aug 4 Dennis Lehane, American crime writer
  • Aug 4 Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish politician
  • Aug 8 Kate Langbroek, Australian media personality
  • Aug 11 Shinji Mikami, Japanese video game designer (Resident Evil)
  • Aug 14 Lynette Falls, Miss NJ-America-1991, born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • Aug 15 Rob Thomas, American writer
  • Aug 17 Robert Manry, Cleve newspaper editor/sailed the Atlantic (in craft)
  • Aug 28 James Jagger, son of Mick Jagger & Jerry Hall
  • Sep 5 Christopher Nolan, Ireland, handicapped writer (Under Eye of Clock)
  • Sep 5 César Rincón, colombian matador
  • Sep 11 John Schofield, journalist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 11 Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (2000-), born in Damascus, Syria

President of Syria Bashar al-Assad
President of Syria
Bashar al-Assad
  • Sep 13 Annie Duke, American poker player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 14 Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician (President and Prime Minister of Russia), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union

Russian politician Dmitry Medvedev
Russian politician
Dmitry Medvedev
  • Sep 17 Yuji Naka, Japanese video game programmer
  • Sep 27 Alexis Stewart, American radio personality
  • Sep 27 Bernard Lord, Premier of New Brunswick
  • Sep 28 Joel Rane, author (Step on Up)
  • Oct 1 Chris Reason, Australian journalist
  • Oct 4 "Stuttering John" Melendez, interviewer (Howard Stern Show)
  • Oct 6 Jim Sharp, US rodeo rider (Las Vegas 1988)
  • Oct 10 Clive Jones, British engineer
  • Oct 10 Steve Scalise, American politician
  • Oct 12 Scott O'Grady, American military officer
  • Oct 14 Jüri Jaanson, Estonian rower
  • Oct 19 Maria Lee Ostapiej, La Mess California, Miss Calif-America (1991)
  • Oct 23 Augusten Burroughs, American writer
  • Oct 24 Kyriakos Velopoulos, Greek politician

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 1 Novelist Michael Crichton (22) weds high school sweetheart Joan Radam

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 26 Playwright Tom Stoppard (28) weds nurse Josie Ingle

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Playwright
Tom Stoppard

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 26 Mobster and nbi informant Henry Hill (22) weds Karen Friedman in North Carolina

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 25 Novelist Danielle Steel (18) weds banker Claude-Eric Lazard

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 3 Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould (23) weds artist Deborah Lee

Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Stephen Jay Gould
Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist
Stephen Jay Gould
  • Nov 10 Netherlands 2nd Chamber accept marriage of Princess Beatrice & Claus von Amsberg

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 130

  • Jan 3 Betty Harte, entertainer, dies at 82

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 4 T. S. Eliot, American-born British poet (The Waste Land) and Nobel laureate (1948), dies in London at 76

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • Jan 5 Paul Arntzenius, painter/graphic artist/etcher, dies at 81
  • Jan 6 John Larkin, dir (Circumstanial Evidence), dies of heart attack at 52
  • Jan 12 Lorraine Hansberry, US playwright, dies in NYC, dies at 34
  • Jan 12 Porcupine, in Washington, D.C. zoo, dies at 27; oldest known rodent
  • Jan 15 Pierre Ngendandumwe, premier of Burundi, murdered
  • Jan 17 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, dies at 75
  • Jan 20 Alan Freed, DJ (Big Beat), dies at 42

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 24 Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55) British leader during WWII dies at 90

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Jan 26 Ali Mansoer, premier of Persia, murdered
  • Jan 28 Maxime Weygand, French soldier (b. 1867)
  • Feb 2 Richard P Blackmur, US, critic/publisher (Good European), dies at 61
  • Feb 4 U C Greyhound, champion trotter (horse), dies at 33
  • Feb 13 William H Kilpatrick, US mathematician/philosopher, dies at 93
  • Feb 19 Gheorge Gheorghiu Dej, Romanian president, dies at 63

MurderAssassination

Feb 21 Malcolm X [Little], African American human rights activist and Muslim minister, assassinated in New York City at 39

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • Feb 22 Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1882)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 26 Jimmie Lee Jackson, civil rights activist, dies from gunshot wounds at 26

Civil Rights Activist Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Activist
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • Feb 28 Adolf Scharf, president of Austria (1957-65), dies at 74
  • Mar 5 Chen Cheng, Chinese politician (b. 1897)
  • Mar 9 Kazys Boruta, writer, dies
  • Mar 11 James Reeb, US vicar/civil rights activist, murdered
  • Mar 13 George Calinescu, Romanian author (Lauda Lucrorilor), dies at 65
  • Mar 13 Corrado Gini, Italian statistician (b. 1884)
  • Mar 13 Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop, poet, and politician (b. 1882)
  • Mar 13 Vittorio Jano, Italian engineer (b. 1891)
  • Mar 17 Nancy Cunard, British writer and activist, dies at 69
  • Mar 17 Almos Alonzo Stagg, football coach (University of Chicago), dies in California at 102
  • Mar 18 Farouk I, last King of Egypt (1936-52), dies at 45
  • Mar 25 Viola Gregg Liuzzo, US civil rights activist, murdered
  • Mar 28 VAA Mary, English princess, dies at 67
  • Mar 28 Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (b. 1888)
  • Mar 30 Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, (Nobel Prize 1950 for cortisone), dies at 69
  • Apr 1 Henry D G Crerar, Canadian general (WW I, Normandy), dies at 76
  • Apr 1 Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics manufacturer (b. 1870)
  • Apr 3 Ernst Kirchweger, Austrian communist and resistance fighter (born 1897 or 1898)
  • Apr 8 Erik A Blomberg, Swedish art historian/poet/author, dies at 70
  • Apr 14 Leonard Mudie, dies of heart ailment at 82
  • Apr 14 Perry E Smith, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
  • Apr 14 Robert E Hickok, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
  • Apr 15 Syd Chaplin, dies at 80
  • Apr 18 Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican inventor (b. 1917)
  • Apr 20 Dick Wessel, dies of heart attack on 52nd birthday
  • Apr 21 Edward V Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72
  • Apr 28 Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer/writer (Character), dies at 80
  • May 3 Howard Spring, British author (Heaven Lies About Us), dies at 76
  • May 3 Otto Forst de Battaglia, Austrian diplomat/genealogist, dies at 75
  • May 4 Norman Brokenshire, TV moderator (Four Square Court), dies at 66
  • May 9 Leopold Figl, premier Austria, dies at 62
  • May 10 Hubertus J van Mook, Dutch min of Colonization (1942-45), dies at 70
  • May 11 Ludovicus H "Lode" Baekelmans, Flemish playwright, dies at 86
  • May 11 Roger Vailland, French author, dies at 57
  • May 12 Roger Vailland, French playwright (La Truite), dies at 57
  • May 14 Frances Perkins, US 1st female minister of Labor (1933-45), dies at 83
  • May 15 Adrian Schoevers, Dutch director (Schoevers Institution), dies
  • May 18 Eduard J Dijksterhuis, mathematician (Archimedes), dies at 72
  • May 19 Maria Dabrowska, Polish writer (Znaki Zycia), dies
  • May 21 Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer (b. 1882)
  • May 22 Heinrich Barth, Swiss philosopher (Das Sein in der Zeit), dies
  • May 22 Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom (b. 1882)
  • May 23 David Smith, sculptor, dies
  • Jun 4 Bernard Verhoeven, poet/educator (Pleidooi near een non), dies
  • Jun 6 Lester Matthews, (Sir Dennis-Adv of Fu Manchu), dies at 64
  • Jun 7 Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (Bauernpassion), dies
  • Jun 8 Edmondo Rossoni, Italian fascist (b. 1884)
  • Jun 11 José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (b. 1883)
  • Jun 13 Martin Buber, German/Israel philosopher/zionist/theologist, dies at 87
  • Jun 13 David Drummond, Australian politician (b. 1890)
  • Jun 15 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (b. 1902
  • Jun 17 Arnold Meijer, leader (Fascist Nationally Front), dies
  • Jun 19 James B Collip, Canadian bio-chemist (insulin), dies at 72
  • Jun 21 Bernard M Baruch, pres advisor (termed "Cold War"), dies at 94
  • Jun 22 Adriaan F Dussenbroek, Dutch doctor/co-founder (UNA), dies at 72
  • Jun 22 David O Selznick, producer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 63
  • Jun 26 Johan C T Kikkert, painter/etcher/critic, dies at 82
  • Jun 27 Anthony Veiller, writer, dies at 62
  • Jul 3 Trigger, horse (Roy Rogers), dies at 25
  • Jul 5 Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican diplomat and international playboy (b. 1909)
  • Jul 7 Moshe Sharett, 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1894)
  • Jul 10 Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Le cavalier seul), dies at 66
  • Jul 14 Adlai Stevenson, US amb to UN/presidential candidate (D, 1952, 56), dies
  • Jul 15 Francis Cherry, American politician (b. 1908)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 19 Syngman Rhee, first President of South Korea (1948-60), dies at 90

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • Jul 27 Henri Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)
  • Jul 28 Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author (b. 1894)
  • Jul 30 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Key), dies at 79
  • Aug 2 N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb, dies at 73
  • Aug 6 Aksel Sandemose, writer, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 8 Shirley Jackson, US author (Road Through the Wall), dies at 45

  • Aug 8 Olga Fastrová, Czech writer and editor (National Policy), dies at 89
  • Aug 13 Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1899)
  • Aug 14 Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet/writer (Walk at Dawn), dies
  • Aug 22 Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), dies in a horse riding accident at 60
  • Aug 23 John Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer, dies at 67
  • Aug 27 Edmond of Dooren, Flemish painter, dies at 68

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 27 Le Corbusier, [Charles Jeanneret], Swiss French architect and city planner and dies at 77

Architect and City Planner Le Corbusier
Architect and City Planner
Le Corbusier
  • Aug 28 Giulio Racah, Israeli physicist (b. 1909)
  • Sep 2 Johannes Bobrowski, writer, dies at 48
  • Sep 4 Albert Schweitzer, German/French missionary (Nobel 1954), dies at 90