1966 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 372

  • Jan 1 12 day transit worker strike shuts down NYC subway
  • Jan 1 Milt coup by Col Jean-Bédell Bokassa in Central African Republic
  • Jan 1 All US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health"
  • Jan 2 1st Jewish child born in Spain since 1492 expulsion
  • Jan 3 Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE
  • Jan 4 Doug Walters scores second Test century in his second Test
  • Jan 4 Military coup in Upper Volta leads to a new national constitution
  • Jan 7 Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to become NWA champion

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Jan 8 Georges Pompidou re-appointed French Prime Minister and forms new government

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Jan 9 Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism
  • Jan 10 India & Pakistan sign Tashkent Declaration peace accord
  • Jan 10 Julian Bond denied seat in Gorgia legislature for opposing Vietnam War
  • Jan 11 550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain
  • Jan 12 12 day NYC transit strike ends

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Jan 12 LBJ says US should stay in South Vietnam until communist aggression ends

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jan 12 3 British Members of Parliament are attacked in a hotel in Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe)
  • Jan 13 1st black selected for presidential cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)
  • Jan 13 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jan 15 The First Nigerian Republic is overthrown in a military coup d'etat
  • Jan 16 Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US
  • Jan 17 B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 17 Martin Luther King Jr. opens campaign in Chicago

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jan 18 Robert C Weaver, confirmed as 1st black cabinet member (HUD)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jan 19 Indira Gandhi elected India's 4th Prime Minister

4th Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
4th Prime Minister of India
Indira Gandhi
  • Jan 19 Tippett's cantate "Vision of St Augustine" premieres in London
  • Jan 24 117 passengers are killed after an Air India Boeing-707 plane crashes into Mont Blanc, France
  • Jan 26 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:06.2)
  • Jan 26 The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia.
  • Jan 29 Lawry & Simpson complete 244 opening stand v England, Adelaide
  • Jan 29 Snow storm in north east US kills 165
  • Jan 29 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • Jan 29 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
  • Jan 30 -19°F (-28°C), Corinth, Mississippi (state record)
  • Jan 30 -27°F (-33°C), New Market, Alabama (state record)
  • Jan 30 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:05.2)
  • Jan 30 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 11th string quartet
  • Jan 31 Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers
  • Jan 31 USSR launches Luna 9 towards Moon
  • Feb 2 Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir dispute as number one item for the proposed Indo-Pak ministerial talks after 1965 war.
  • Feb 3 1st operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched US
  • Feb 3 1st soft landing on Moon (Soviet Luna 9)
  • Feb 4 All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133
  • Feb 9 Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points
  • Feb 9 The Government announces construction of a nuclear reactor on the North coast of Scotland
  • Feb 10 Harmel government in Belgium resigns
  • Feb 13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 14 Australian currency is decimalised, and decimal currency postage stamps introduced
  • Feb 14 Writers Andrei Sinjavski & Joeij Daniel found guilty
  • Feb 16 Bob Cowper makes 307 v England at the MCG, 727 mins, 20 fours
  • Feb 16 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker, Algeria
  • Feb 17 French satellite Diapason D-1A launch into Earth orbit
  • Feb 20 Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 21 Indonesian president Sukarno dismisses General Nasution

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • Feb 22 Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, 1st 2-dog crew
  • Feb 23 Military coup in Syria ends Bitar government
  • Feb 23 Premier Milton Obote siezes power in Uganda

BattleCoup d'état

Feb 24 Coup ousts Pres Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana

First President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah
  • Feb 24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 25 Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad
  • Feb 27 Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova & Protopopov of URS
  • Feb 27 Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US
  • Feb 27 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Emmerich Danzer AUT
  • Feb 27 8th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (160.927 MPH)
  • Mar 1 Ba'ath-party takes power in Syria
  • Mar 1 Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)
  • Mar 2 215,000 US soldiers in Vietnam
  • Mar 3 James Goldman's "Lion in Winter" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 3 Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinee
  • Mar 3 Rock group Buffalo Springfield forms
  • Mar 3 Twister hits Jackson Miss; 3 minutes after 1st sighting, 57 die
  • Mar 4 Canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing at Tokyo, 64 die
  • Mar 4 North Sea Gas 1st pumped ashore by BP
  • Mar 5 75 MPH air currents causes BOAC 707 crash into Mount Fuji, 124 die
  • Mar 5 Player reps elect Marvin Miller, as exec dir of Players' Association
  • Mar 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 6 Barry Sadlers' "Ballad of the Green Berets" becomes #1 (13 weeks)
  • Mar 7 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 8 An IRA bomb destroyed Nelson's Column in Dublin
  • Mar 8 Casey Stengel elected to Hall of Fame
  • Mar 9 Andrew Brimmer becomes 1st black governor of Federal Reserve Board
  • Mar 10 5 time Horse of the Year, Kelso, retires
  • Mar 10 North Vietnamese capture US Green Beret Camp at Ashau Valley

BattleCoup d'état

Mar 11 Military coup led by Indonesian Gen Suharto breaks out

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
  • Mar 11 A fire at two ski resorts in Numata, Japan kills 31 people.
  • Mar 12 Pioneer Plaza dedicated
  • Mar 12 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 15 Racial riots erupt in the Watts section of Los Angeles
  • Mar 16 Gemini 8 launched with Armstrong & Scott, aborted after 6.5 orbits
  • Mar 16 Man From Uncle star David McCallum receives huge welcome in London
  • Mar 17 South Africa's government bans Defense & Aid Fund
  • Mar 17 US sub locates missing H-bomb in Mediterranean
  • Mar 18 General Suharto forms government in Indonesia
  • Mar 18 Scott Paper begins selling paper dresses for $1
  • Mar 19 Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants begins
  • Mar 21 US preme Court reverses Mass ruling that "Fanny Hill" is obscene
  • Mar 23 1st official meeting after 400 years of Catholic & Anglican Church
  • Mar 24 Selective Service announces college deferments based on performance
  • Mar 25 US Supreme court rules "poll tax" unconstitutional
  • Mar 27 Anti Vietnam war demonstrations in US, Europe & Australia
  • Mar 31 25,000 anti war demonstrators march in NYC

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 107

  • Jan 10 Steve Kramer, American politician
  • Jan 11 Kelley Law, Canadian curler
  • Jan 13 Tabitha Stevens, fictional character (Bewitched)
  • Jan 17 Karissa Rushing, Benton Arkansas, Miss Arkansas-America (1991)
  • Jan 18 Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player
  • Jan 18 André Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jan 21 Katrine Michaelsen, Gentokte Denmark, Miss Denmark (1984)
  • Jan 25 Chet Culver, American politician, governor of Iowa
  • Jan 31 Dr Umar Alisha, A Sufi Master was Born at Pithapuram.
  • Feb 4 Marissa Laakso, Miss Mass-America (1991), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Feb 5 Rok Petrovič, Slovenian skier (d. 1993)
  • Feb 12 Boty Goodwin, British artist (d. 1995)
  • Feb 18 Guy Ferland, American television director
  • Feb 20 Cecilia Cummins, Clintwood Va, 5th of 5 siblings born on 2/20
  • Feb 22 Resha Riggins, Miss Alabama (1990), born in Trussville Alabama
  • Feb 22 Brian Greig, Australian politician
  • Feb 25 Samantha Phillips, Ft Meade MD, Penthouse Pet
  • Feb 25 Samson Kitur, Kenyan athlete (d. 2003)
  • Mar 4 Dav Pilkey, American author
  • Mar 8 Holly Ann Salo, Keani Alaska, Miss Alaska-America (1991)
  • Mar 9 Tony Lockett, Australian Rules Footballer
  • Mar 9 Michael Patrick MacDonald, American memorist
  • Mar 11 Pavel Petrovich Mukhortov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Mar 18 Daniel S. Nevins, American rabbi
  • Mar 22 Yahya Ayyash, militant
  • Mar 22 Artis Pabriks, Latvian politician
  • Mar 30 Efstratios Grivas, Greek chess grandmaster and author
  • Apr 1 Chris Evans, English disc jockey
  • Apr 7 Gary Wilkinson, English snooker player
  • Apr 14 André Boisclair, Quebec politician (Parti Québécois)
  • Apr 20 David Chalmers, Australian philosopher
  • Apr 23 Jim Stynes [James], Hall of Fame Australian rules footballer (only foreigner to win Brownlow medal), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • Apr 26 Yoshihiro Togashi, Mangaka who created YuYu Hakusho
  • May 2 Belinda Stronach, Canadian politician
  • May 3 Darren Morgan, Welsh snooker player
  • May 4 Jane McGrath, co-founder of the McGrath Foundation for breast cancer (d. 2008)
  • May 12 Rafael Bournigal, Azua Dom Rep, infielder (Oakland A's)
  • May 13 Kamen Vodenicharov, Bulgarian entertainer
  • May 13 Nikos Aliagas, Greek TV show host
  • May 20 Dan Abrams, American TV reporter (Nightline)
  • May 25 Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands
  • May 26 Zola Budd Pieterse, Bloemfontein South Africa, track star (Oly-1988)
  • Jun 4 Vladimir Voevodsky, Russian mathematician
  • Jun 13 Grigori Perelman, Russian mathematician
  • Jun 19 Joichi Ito, Japanese entrepreneur
  • Jun 21 Rudi Bakhtiar, American journalist
  • Jun 21 Mancow Muller, American radio personality
  • Jun 22 Euan Anstruther-Gough-Calthorpe, English baron/multi-millionaire
  • Jun 29 John Part, Canadian darts player
  • Jul 7 Neil Tobin, American magician
  • Jul 14 Brian Selznick, American author and illustrator
  • Jul 17 Sten Tolgfors, Swedish politician
  • Jul 19 David Segui, KC KS, infielder (Montreal Expos)
  • Jul 20 Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico (2012-), born in Atlacomulco, State of Mexico
  • Jul 25 Christine C. Quinn, American politician
  • Jul 29 Richard Steven Horvitz, American comic voiceactor
  • Jul 31 Marina V A Mowatt, [Ogilvy], daughter of English princess Alexandra
  • Aug 1 James St. James, American author and nightlife personality
  • Aug 7 Jimmy Wales, American internet entrepreneur
  • Aug 18 Gustavo Charif, Argentine artist
  • Aug 19 Lilian Garcia, wrestling announcer
  • Aug 27 Juhan Parts, Prime Minister of Estonia
  • Aug 28 Teresa Zarzeczny Bell, Washington Crossing NJ, rower (Oly-silver-1996)
  • Aug 28 Priya Dutt, Indian social worker and politician
  • Aug 31 Jan Einar Thorsen, Norwegian Alpine skier
  • Sep 3 Vladimir Ryzhkov, Russian politician
  • Sep 4 Debra Lewin, South Burlington Vermont, Miss Vermont-America (1991)
  • Sep 11 Princess Akishino, Japanese Imperial Family
  • Sep 13 Maria Furtwängler, German physician
  • Sep 19 Soledad O'Brien, American journalist
  • Sep 19 Eric Robert Rudolph, American criminal
  • Sep 21 Ronna Reeves, Big Spring TX
  • Sep 24 Michael J. Varhola, American author
  • Sep 27 Stephanie D Wilson, astronaut, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 28 Erno Das, lighting tech/gaffer (Spiegels, Lovely Liza)
  • Sep 30 Kerry G. Johnson, African American graphic designer and caricaturist
  • Oct 5 Jan Verhaas, Dutch snooker referee
  • Oct 9 Christopher Östlund, Swedish publisher and entrepreneur

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 9 David Cameron, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 2010-16), born in London

British Prime Minister David Cameron
British Prime Minister
David Cameron
  • Oct 20 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda leader (d. 2006)
  • Oct 20 Stefan Raab, German entertainer
  • Oct 20 Patrick J. Volkerding, Founder and maintainer of the Slackware Linux distribution
  • Oct 24 Roman Abramovich, Russian oil magnate
  • Oct 27 Matt Drudge, American blogger
  • Oct 28 Andy Richter, Yorkville IL, writer/sidekick (Conan O'Brien)
  • Oct 28 Aris Spiliotopoulos, Greek politician
  • Oct 31 Joseph Boyden, Canadian novelist
  • Nov 1 Willie D, American hip hop artist, famous for being a member of The Geto Boys
  • Nov 3 Joe Hachem, Lebanese-born Australian poker player
  • Nov 4 H. John Heinz IV, American medieval armor craftsman; son of Teresa Heinz
  • Nov 11 Benedicta Boccoli, Milan Italy
  • Nov 16 Tricia Cast, Medford NY, actress (Amanda-Bad News Bear, Young & Restless)
  • Nov 16 Tahir Shah, British travel writer and explorer
  • Nov 18 Jorge Camacho, Spanish poet
  • Nov 19 Rocco DiSpirito, American chef
  • Nov 20 Jill Thompson, American comic book writer and artist
  • Nov 24 Paul Robinett, American internet personality
  • Nov 30 Ed Kemper, American serial killer
  • Nov 30 Wil Mara, American author
  • Dec 4 Suzanne Malveaux, American television news reporter

Weddings in History

  • Mar 10 Dutch Crown Princess Beatrix (Queen Beatrix) marries German aristocrat Claus von Amsberg in Amsterdam
  • Jun 6 Socialite Claus von Bulow marries heiress Martha [Sunny]Sharp Crawford
  • Jun 15 English writer of blockbuster novels, Jackie Collins weds 2nd husband Oscar Lerman
  • Jul 6 American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 4th wife Nancy Hackett
  • Jul 14 Sex symbol of the 1960s Brigitte Bardot (31) weds German millionaire playboy Gunter Sachs (33) in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 18 Writer Jack Kerouac (44) weds Stella Kerouac

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 125

  • Jan 1 Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 9 Albert Stevens, an American patient in secret medical trials who survived the highest known radiation dose in a human, dies of heart disease at 79

Human Medical Subject Albert Stevens
Human Medical Subject
Albert Stevens
  • Jan 10 Hermann Kasack, writer, dies at 69
  • Jan 11 Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64
  • Jan 11 Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian premier (1964-66), dies at 61
  • Jan 14 Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies
  • Jan 16 Margarete Susman, writer, dies at 91
  • Jan 17 Vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50
  • Jan 18 Kathleen Norris, US author, dies at 85
  • Jan 24 Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (b. 1909)
  • Jan 29 Josef Winckler, German dentist/writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84
  • Feb 1 Buster Keaton, [Joseph Francis], US comic (General), dies at 69
  • Feb 1 Hedda Hopper, [Elda Furry], US gossip columnist, dies at 75
  • Feb 1 Nicholas Piantanida, sets balloon flight record & dies in descent
  • Feb 4 Gilbert H Grosvenor, president National Geographic Society, dies at 90
  • Feb 10 Billy Rose, US theater producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66
  • Feb 13 Elio Vittorini, writer, dies
  • Feb 15 Camillo Torres, Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies
  • Feb 15 Gerard Ciołek, Polish architect (b. 1909)
  • Feb 16 Hendrik W Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81
  • Feb 17 Hans Hofmann, German/US painter (Search for the Real), dies at 85
  • Feb 18 Anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94
  • Feb 18 Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 31

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 20 Chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • Feb 21 Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician (b. 1895)
  • Feb 22 Paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74
  • Feb 26 Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian freedom fighter and writer (b. 1883)
  • Feb 28 Charles A Bassett II, astronaut, dies at 34, in a crash of T-38 jet
  • Feb 28 Elliot McKay See Jr, astronaut, dies at 38 in T-38 jet crash
  • Mar 1 Fritz Houtermans, German physicist (b. 1903)
  • Mar 3 Alice Pearce, comedienne (Gladys Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 52
  • Mar 5 Anna Achmatova, Ukrainian poet, dies at 76
  • Mar 5 Enrique E Ecker, Curacaos/US bacteriologist, dies at 79
  • Mar 10 Frederik "Frits" Zernike, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1953), dies at 77
  • Mar 10 Mari Sandoz, US author (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 64
  • Mar 15 Abe Saperstein, founder (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 63
  • Mar 27 Mien Labberton, Dutch poet, dies at 82
  • Mar 30 Erwin Piscator, German director (Plebeians test rebellion), dies at 72
  • Mar 30 Maxfield Parrish, US painter, dies at 95
  • Mar 30 Newbold Morris, American politician (b. 1902)
  • Apr 1 Karl B Adam, German theologist (Jesus Christ), dies at 89
  • Apr 2 Cecil Scott Forester, English author (Horatio Hornblower), dies at 66
  • Apr 3 Russel Crouse, US stagewriter (Life with Father), dies at 73
  • Apr 5 Svend Fleuron, Danish writer, dies at 91
  • Apr 8 George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79
  • Apr 9 Sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47), dies at 57
  • Apr 10 Christian J Modeste, Dutch king of gypsies, dies at 71
  • Apr 10 Evelyn Waugh, British writer (Black Mischief), dies at 62
  • Apr 12 Sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed
  • Apr 13 Abdul Salam Arif, Iraqi politician (b. 1921)
  • Apr 13 Georges Duhamel, French writer (b. 1884)
  • Apr 15 Joseph Crehan, dies of stroke at 81
  • Apr 25 Maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Prayer for a Good End), dies at 70
  • May 3 Wylie Watson, dies at 77
  • May 9 Wilhelmus M Bekkers, bishop of Dukeenbosch, dies
  • May 12 Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Heer and Waffen-SS officer (b. 1896)
  • May 13 Henk [Hendrik M] of Randwijk, poet/editor in chief (illegal), dies
  • May 14 Georgia BD Camp Johnson, US poet/playwright, dies at 88
  • May 14 Megan Lloyd George, English politician, dies at 64
  • May 18 Paul Althaus, German theologist (That Christian Wahrheit), dies at 78
  • May 19 Tortoise, reportedly given to Tonga's King by Captain James Cook in 1773, dies at around 193
  • May 23 Demchugdongrub, Mongolian politician (b. 1902)
  • Jun 5 Natacha Rambova, costume designer, dies at 69
  • Jun 7 Hans/Jean Arp, French/Swiss painter/poet/sculptor, dies at 78
  • Jun 8 Anton Melik, Slovenian geographer (b. 1890)
  • Jun 8 Joseph A. Walker, WWII and NASA test pilot (1st spaceplane flights to edge of outerspace), dies in an aircraft collison at 45
  • Jun 27 Arthur D Waley, [Schloss], British sinology/poet (Monkey), dies
  • Jun 29 Isabel Dawn, writer, dies
  • Jul 1 Pauline Boty, English artist, dies of cancer at 29
  • Jul 2 Jan Brzechwa, Polish poet (b. 1900)
  • Jul 3 Cornelis "Kees" Boeke, theorist, dies at 81
  • Jul 4 Dorothy Aldis, American children's writer, dies at 70
  • Jul 5 George de Hevesy, Hungarian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1885)
  • Jul 6 Anne Nagel, dies of cancer at 50
  • Jul 7 Carmelita Geraghty, dies of heart attack at 65
  • Jul 11 Delmore Schwartz, US poet/critic (Shenandoah), dies at 52
  • Jul 12 D T Suzuki, Zen Buddhism scholar, dies in Tokyo Japan at 96
  • Jul 14 Julie Manet, French painter (b. 1878)
  • Jul 20 Julien Carette, dies of burns at 68
  • Jul 21 Eugeen Calleen, Flemish sculptor, dies at 83
  • Jul 25 Frank O'Hara, American writer and poet, dies after being hit by a car at 40
  • Jul 31 Alex E von Falkenhausen, German general, dies at 87
  • Aug 1 Charles Whitman, former marine, kills 16 at U of Texas, shot by cops
  • Aug 6 Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger, sci-fi author (Space Lords), dies at 53
  • Aug 6 Cordwainer Smith, American writer (b. 1913)
  • Aug 10 Felix A Vening Meinesz, geophysicist (black force), dies at 79
  • Aug 10 Jacobus C Bloem, poet (Cinders), dies
  • Aug 15 Gerhard/Gerhart Pohl, German writer (Battle of Kolbenau), dies at 64
  • Aug 17 Michael Garrison, producer (Crowded Sky), dies after a fall at 43
  • Aug 18 Isaac Keesing, Dutch founder (System Keesing), dies at 80
  • Aug 18 Watze Cuperus, Frisian author (Struggle & Blessing), dies at 75
  • Aug 29 Sayyid Qutb, Egyptian theoretician (b. 1906)
  • Aug 31 Kasimir Edschmid, [Karl E Schmidt], German writer, dies at 75
  • Sep 6 Hendrik Verwoerd, South African Prime Minister (1958-66), assassinated at 64 by Dimitri Tsafendas

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 6 Margaret Sanger, US feminist/birth control pioneer, dies at 86

  • Sep 9 Leon de Smet, Flemish painter, dies at 85
  • Sep 10 Emil Gumbel, German mathematician and pacifist (b. 1891)
  • Sep 11 C. E. Woolman, American airline magnate (b. 1889)
  • Sep 21 Paul Reynaud, premier France (1940), dies
  • Sep 29 Maurits H E Uyldert, Dutch poet/writer (Motion), dies at 75