1971 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 455

  • Jan 1 Cigarette advertisements banned on TV
  • Jan 4 Dr Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected governor of Virgin Is
  • Jan 4 Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State victims
  • Jan 4 Philadelphia's Veteran's Stadium dedicated
  • Jan 5 1st one-day international, Australia v England at the MCG
  • Jan 5 Globetrotters lose 100-99 to NJ Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak
  • Jan 6 Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
  • Jan 6 Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate
  • Jan 7 -40°F (-40°C), Hawley Lake, Ariz (state record)
  • Jan 8 29 pilot whales beach themselves & die at San Clemente Island, Calif
  • Jan 8 Voyageurs National Park, Minn, established
  • Jan 10 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur
  • Jan 10 Irish Republican Army (IRA) carry out a 'punishment attack', tarring and feathering 4 men accused of criminal activities in Belfast
  • Jan 11 Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, sufferes a heart attack, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves
  • Jan 12 Congressional Black Caucus organizes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 12 US Federal grand jury indicts Rev Philip Berrigan & 5 others, including a nun & 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • Jan 12 Negotiations over price of petroleum begin in Tehran between 6 OPEC Persian Gulf states and 22 oil companies
  • Jan 12 2 bombs explode at UK Employment Secretary Robert Carr's home
  • Jan 14 John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs
  • Jan 15 Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt
  • Jan 16 Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7)
  • Jan 17 At a party conference in Dublin, Sinn Féin end their 65 year abstentionist policy and agree that any elected representative could take their seat at the Dáil
  • Jan 18 Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling
  • Jan 20 Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8)
  • Jan 23 -80°F (-62°C) in Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska (US record)
  • Jan 23 4th ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 122 at Carolina
  • Jan 23 UCLA loses to Notre Dame, UCLA then wins next 88 games in a row
  • Jan 23 Riots break out in the Shankill Road area of Belfast, North Ireland
  • Jan 23 Britain allowed to sell arms to S. Africa, after Commonwealth Conference in Singapore ends in compromise

MurderMurder of Interest

Jan 25 Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders

Murderer Charles Manson
Murderer
Charles Manson
  • Jan 25 Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state

BattleCoup d'état

Jan 25 Military coup in Uganda under Major General Idi Amin

Ugandan Dictator Idi Amin
Ugandan Dictator
Idi Amin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 Philadelphia mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Jan 25 The 170 delegates of the Ulster Unionist Council (UUC) call for the resignation of Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark
  • Jan 26 Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts law against limitation of war crimes
  • Jan 27 Montgomery St Station, last link in Bay Area Rapid Transit in San Francisco, 'holed thru'
  • Jan 27 The body of a man who had been shot dead is found in Belfast
  • Jan 29 Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, v England at Adelaide
  • Jan 30 Dennis Lillee takes 5-84 in his 1st Test bowl, v England
  • Jan 31 Apollo 14 launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands
  • Jan 31 Jake Beckley, Joe Kelley, Harry Hooper, Rube Marquard, Chick Hafey
  • Jan 31 US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
  • Jan 31 US male Figure Skating championship won by John Misha Petkevich
  • Feb 2 US Congressional Black Caucus organizes with Charles C. Diggs Jr. its first Chair
  • Feb 2 Idi Amin ousts Milton Obote and appoints himself President (dictator) of Uganda
  • Feb 3 A series of house searches by the British Army in Catholic areas of Belfast, resulting in serious rioting and gun battles
  • Feb 3 OPEC mandates "total embargo" against any company that rejects 55 percent tax rate
  • Feb 4 British car maker Rolls Royce declared itself bankrupt
  • Feb 4 Government exhibit under construction in Brazil collapses, kills 65
  • Feb 4 National Guard mobilized to quell rioting in Wilmington NC
  • Feb 4 Lieutenant-General Vernon Erskine-Crum becomes General Officer Commanding of the British Army in Northern Ireland
  • Feb 5 Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro Alan Shepard & Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hrs
  • Feb 6 The Irish Republican Army shoots and kills Gunner Robert Curtis, the first British soldier to die during the 'Troubles'
  • Feb 6 Bernard Watt (28), a Catholic civilian, is shot and killed by the British Army (BA) during street disturbances in Ardoyne, Belfast
  • Feb 6 James Saunders (22), a member of the IRA, is shot and killed by the British Army during a gun battle near the Oldpark Road, Belfast
  • Feb 7 Switzerland votes for national women's suffrage in a referendum
  • Feb 8 Operation Lam Son 719 begins, a limited South Vietnamese incursion into Laos
  • Feb 8 Nasdaq Composite stock market index debuts with 50 companies and a starting value of 100
  • Feb 9 Apollo 14 returns to Earth
  • Feb 9 Quake in San Fernando Valley kills 64 & causes over $½B damage
  • Feb 10 American Mensa Ltd incorporates in New York
  • Feb 10 John Guares "House of Blue Leaves" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 10 Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa
  • Feb 11 US, UK, USSR, others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons
  • Feb 13 12,000 South Vietnamese troops cross into Laos

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 14 Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Feb 14 Tehran agreement signed; oil companies accept 55 percent tax rate, immediate increase in posted prices, and further successive increases
  • Feb 14 13th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (144.462 MPH)
  • Feb 15 After 1,200 years Great Britain abandons pence & shilling system for decimal currency
  • Feb 15 A British soldier dies 7 days after being mortally wounded in an Irish Republican Army attack in North Ireland
  • Feb 19 Walt Wesley becomes 1st Cleve Cavalier to score 50 pts in a game
  • Feb 20 National Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio & TV stations to go off the air. Mistake wasn't resolved for 30 minutes
  • Feb 21 Series of tornadoes cuts through Miss & La killing 117
  • Feb 21 The Convention on Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
  • Feb 23 Lt Calley confessed & implicates Captain Medina
  • Feb 24 Algeria nationalizes 51 percent of French oil concessions
  • Feb 25 P Zindel's "And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 25 Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark holds a meeting with Catholic Cardinal of Ireland William Conway, the first such meeting between men holding these offices since 1921
  • Feb 26 Secretary-General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.
  • Feb 26 Two Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are shot and killed by the Irish Republican Army while on a mobile patrol in the Ardoyne area of Belfast, North Ireland
  • Feb 27 Doctors in the first Dutch abortion clinic (the Mildredhuis in Arnhem) start to perform aborti provocati.
  • Feb 28 A British soldier dies in Derry after his vehicle had been attacked with petrol bombs (he died as a result of inhaling chemicals from fire extinguisers that were used to put out the fire)
  • Mar 1 Bomb attack on the Capitol in Washington, D.C.
  • Mar 1 Clandestine Radio Deutsche Reich (Germany) begins transmitting on FM
  • Mar 3 Winnie Mandela sentenced to 1 year in jail in South Africa
  • Mar 4 "City Command" kidnaps 4 US military men at Ankara, Turkey
  • Mar 7 Egypt refuses to renew the Suez cease fire
  • Mar 8 Radio Hanoi broadcasts Jimi Hendrix's "Star Spangled Banner"
  • Mar 8 Gun battle between Official Irish Republican Army and Provisional IRA leave 1 man killed; result of feud between two wings of the IRA developing since the split in 1970
  • Mar 9 J M Noreiga takes 9-95 WI v India at Port-of-Spain
  • Mar 9 Three off-duty Scottish soldiers are killed by the Provisional Irish Republican Army; 4000 shipyard workers take to the streets to demand internment in response
  • Mar 10 US Senate approves amendment lowering voting age to 18
  • Mar 10 Three members of the Royal Highland Fusiliers (a regiment of the British Army) are killed by members of the Irish Republican Army

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 12 Hafez al-Assad elected President of Syria

General and President of Syria Hafez al-Assad
General and President of Syria
Hafez al-Assad
  • Mar 12 Turkish Government of Demirel forced to resign by Army
  • Mar 12 The Allman Brothers Band record thier live album "Live at Fillmore East" on this date and the following day
  • Mar 12 Thousands of Belfast shipyard workers march demanding the introduction of Internment for members of the Irish Republican Army
  • Mar 14 South Vietnamese troops flee Laos
  • Mar 15 Chatrooms make their debut on ARPANET, the forerunner of the Internet
  • Mar 16 Northern Ireland Prime Minister James Chichester-Clark meets with British PM Edward Heath to disucss the security situation in Northern Ireland

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 113

  • Jan 4 Junichi Kakizaki, Japanese artist, sculptor
  • Jan 7 Tina Anderson, American comic book writer
  • Jan 8 Brenda Lee Armstrong, Albert Lea Minn, Miss Minn-America (1991)
  • Jan 8 Jason Giambi, West Covina CA, infielder (Oakland A's)
  • Jan 9 Daniel Dumile, American hip hop artist
  • Jan 9 Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian author
  • Jan 9 Yusuke Naora, Japanese game art director
  • Jan 14 Lasse Kjus, Norwegian skier
  • Jan 18 Seamus O'Regan, Canadian broadcast journalist
  • Jan 18 Binyavanga Wainaina, Kenyan author and journalist, born in Nakuru, Rift Valley
  • Jan 20 Karin Smith, Miss Minnesota USA (1996)
  • Jan 21 Alan McManus, Scottish snooker player
  • Feb 3 Sarah Kane, English playwright (d. 1999)
  • Feb 12 Tracy Kennick, Miss Utah USA (1996)
  • Feb 20 Shalanda Burt, US murderess
  • Feb 20 Shawn McKenzie, American programmer
  • Feb 25 Dave Harris, American disc jockey
  • Feb 27 Derren Brown, British psychological illusionist
  • Feb 28 Tristan Louis, American writer
  • Mar 3 Tyler Florence, chef, Food Network personality, & cookbook author
  • Mar 5 Amy Peistrup-Matthews, WPVA (Old Orchard-17-1995), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Mar 7 Matthew Vaughn, British producer and director
  • Mar 13 Robert Lanham, American author and satirist
  • Mar 19 Sébastien Godefroid, Belgian sailor
  • Mar 20 Touré, American writer
  • Mar 26 Behzad Ghorbani, Iranian zoologist and sociobiologist
  • Mar 29 Lennart van Reen, son of author Ton v R/publisher Corrie Zelen
  • Apr 2 Jenny Craig, Miss Georgia USA (1996)
  • Apr 2 ZEEBRA, Japanese hip hop artist
  • Apr 14 Peter Gibson, American writer
  • Apr 16 Frederik Nilsson, IHL forward (Team Sweden, KC (IHL)), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Apr 18 Kerry Lynn Kemper, Miss Nebraska USA (1996)
  • Apr 21 Alexander Kravchenko, Russian professional poker player
  • Apr 21 Hasan Akbar, American convicted murderer
  • Apr 22 Daisuke Enomoto, Japanese people space tourist
  • Apr 24 Phil Rogers, Adelaide SA Aust, 100m breaststroker (Oly-bronze-92, 96)
  • Apr 30 John Boyne, Irish novelist
  • Apr 30 Darren Emerson, English DJ (Underworld)
  • May 3 Damon Dash, American label executive
  • May 7 Thomas Piketty, French economist and author ("Capital in the Twenty-First Century"), born in Clichy
  • May 14 Sofia Coppola, American director (Lost in Translation), born in New York City
  • May 18 Desiree Horton, American helicopter pilot/television reporter
  • May 25 Marco Cappato, Italian politician
  • May 27 Wayne Carey, Australian rules footballer
  • May 27 Kaur Kender, Estonian author
  • May 27 Glenn Ross, Northern Irish strongman
  • May 28 Marco Rubio, US politician (Senate-R-Florida, 2011-), born in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 2 Kateřina Jacques, Czech politician
  • Jun 4 Joseph Kabila, Congolese politician
  • Jun 7 Alex X. Mooney, American politician
  • Jun 10 Bobby Jindal, American politician; Louisiana Congressman, Governor
  • Jun 12 Mark Henry, Silsbee TX, 238+lbs (108+kg) weightlift (Oly-14th-92, 96)
  • Jun 13 Broderick nonuplets, Sydney Australia
  • Jun 16 Daliah Wachs "Dr. Daliah", Los Angeles Ca., radio host
  • Jun 17 Mildred Fox, Irish politician
  • Jun 21 Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, Crown Prince/son of King of Nepal
  • Jun 21 Nicole Stevenson, Australian backstroker (Oly-bronze-92, 96), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Jun 25 Santiago de Tezanos, Uruguayan architect

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 28 Elon Musk, American entrepreneur and inventor (SpaceX, Telsta, Paypal), born in Pretoria, South Africa

Entrepreneur Elon Musk
Entrepreneur
Elon Musk
  • Jun 30 Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), dies at 38
  • Jul 1 Wanda Gonzalez, Miss Connecticut USA (1996)
  • Jul 2 Evelyn Lau, Canadian author

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 3 Julian Assange, Australian founder of Wikileaks, born in Townsville, Queensland

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange
Wikileaks founder
Julian Assange
  • Jul 4 Koko, sign-language gorilla
  • Jul 4 Andrew Murray, English entrepreneur
  • Jul 7 Alistair Potts, British rower
  • Jul 9 Jill Simon, Miss Iowa USA (1996)
  • Jul 9 Marc Andreessen, American software developer
  • Jul 17 Cory Doctorow, Canadian author and activist
  • Jul 20 DJ Screw, American hiphop DJ (d. 2000)
  • Jul 23 Aimee Rinehart, Miss Missouri USA (1996)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 28 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Leader of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), born in Samarra, Iraq

Leader of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Leader of Islamic State
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
  • Jul 30 Sagi Kalev, Bodybuilder
  • Aug 9 James Kim, technology reporter (d. 2006)
  • Aug 10 Kevin Randleman, American mixed martial artist
  • Aug 17 Shaun Rehn, Australian Rules footballer
  • Aug 19 Tricia Ann Luedtke, Oostburg Wisc, Miss Wisc-America-1991
  • Aug 21 Robert Harvey, Australian Rules Footballer (St Kilda Football Club)
  • Aug 25 Quintis "Chico" Ristie, Suriname radio host
  • Aug 28 Shane Andrews, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Sep 2 Kjetil André Aamodt, Norwegian skier
  • Sep 3 Chabeli Iglesias, daughter of Julio Iglesias, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Sep 11 Markos Moulitsas, American blogger and author
  • Sep 13 Nancy Anne Roberts, Miss Vermont USA (1996)
  • Sep 22 Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
  • Sep 23 Sean Spicer, American political strategist, White House Press Secretary (2017-), born in Barrington, Rhode Island
  • Oct 9 Simon Atlee, British photographer (d. 2004)
  • Oct 18 Karen J McNenny, Missoula Montana, Miss Montana-America (1991)
  • Oct 21 Jade Jagger, daughter of Mick & Bianca Jagger, born in Paris, France
  • Oct 27 Jade Arcade, American comics artist and writer
  • Oct 29 Daniel J. Bernstein, American professor
  • Oct 29 Ma Huateng [Pony Ma], Chinese entrepreneur (Tencent), born in Chaoyang District, Shantou
  • Oct 31 Toby Anstis, British radio presenter
  • Nov 1 Vikram Chatwal, Indian hotelier
  • Nov 7 Jamie Drummond, Scottish Canadian Sommelier
  • Nov 16 Donald Wolf, computer game creator
  • Nov 16 Koshi Rikdo, Japanese mangaka
  • Nov 27 Eric Menendez, NY, accused of killing his parents (Menendez Brothers)
  • Nov 29 Bernadette Przybycien, Miss Illinois USA (1996)
  • Nov 29 Gregory Byrne, American college administrator

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 7 American horror, sci-fi and fantasy author Stephen King marries Tabitha Spruce, author and activist

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King
  • Jun 12 Tricia Nixon & Edward F Cox marry at White House
  • Oct 27 Steve Garvey weds Cynthia Truhan

Divorces in History

  • Jan 11 1st "Quickie" Divorce granted in UK

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 18 Aviator Howard Hughes divorces 2nd wife Jean Peters after 14 years of marriage

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 132

  • Jan 1 Saint Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian Orthodox Christian Saint (b. 1894)
  • Jan 2 Richard Maxwell (Dick) Haldane, South African trade unionist, dies at 62
  • Jan 4 Arthur Ford, American clairaudient (b. 1896)
  • Jan 5 Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, American oceanographer, dies at 66
  • Jan 10 Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer, dies at 87
  • Jan 11 I. (Irene) Rice Pereira, American abstract artist dies aged 68
  • Jan 13 Bernard "Heinz" Lammerding, Germ SS-gen/contractor (Tulle), dies at 65
  • Jan 21 Richard B Russell, (Sen-D-Ga), dies at 73
  • Jan 23 Fritz Feigl, Austria-born chemist (b. 1871)
  • Jan 24 Bill W., American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)
  • Jan 27 Jacobo Arbenz, President of Guatemala (b. 1913)
  • Jan 28 Donald Winnicott, British psychoanalyst (b. 1896)
  • Feb 5 Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian premier (1952..56), dies at 78
  • Feb 11 Whitney Young Jr, National Urban League director, drowns in Nigeria

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 12 James Cash Penney, US founder (J C Penney), dies at 95

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney
  • Feb 23 King Lockwood, dies of stroke at 73
  • Feb 25 Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1884)
  • Mar 2 Charles W Engelhard, US silver multi-millionaire, dies at 54
  • Mar 6 Raymond Herreman, Flemish writer (Don't Forget to Live), dies at 74
  • Mar 11 Philo T Farnsworth, US TV pioneer, dies at 64
  • Mar 11 Roy Glenn, dies in Los Angeles at 56
  • Mar 11 Whitney M Young Jr, leader (National Urban League 1961-71), dies at 49
  • Mar 13 Rockwell Kens, US artist/painter/illustrator, dies at 88

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 16 Thomas E. Dewey, Governor of NY and Republican presidential candidate (1944, 1948), dies of a heart attack at 68

Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey
Governor of New York
Thomas E. Dewey
  • Mar 17 Ernst Bachmeister, writer, dies
  • Mar 19 Jan Greshoff, Dutch poet/author/journalist (Last Things), dies at 82
  • Mar 19 Mary Dorna, Dutch author, dies at 79
  • Mar 22 Martin Bodmer, writer, dies
  • Mar 23 Simon Vestdijk, Dutch author/poet (Brass Garden), dies at 72
  • Mar 29 Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1886)
  • Apr 3 Joseph Valachi, US gangster, dies at 66
  • Apr 3 Manfred Bonnington Lee, [Ellery Queen], detective writer, dies at 65
  • Apr 13 Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (b. 1921)
  • Apr 14 Armand Spitz, developer of small educational planetarium, dies
  • Apr 21 Francois "Doc" Duvalier, dictator of Haiti, dies at 64
  • Apr 23 William Tubman, President of Liberia (1944-71), dies at 76
  • Apr 30 Elmo Roper, pollster (Roper Poll), dies at 70
  • May 4 Donald Dexter Van Slyke, US chemist (Cyanosis), dies at 88
  • May 4 Joseph Csaky, Hungarian/French sculptor, dies at 83
  • May 5 Petro Scaglione, Italian procureur-general, killed by Mafia
  • May 5 Violet Jessop, Titanic survivor (b. 1887)
  • May 7 Willem Banning, Dutch theologist/sociologist (Karl Marx), dies at 83
  • May 15 Tyrone Guthrie, English director, producer, and writer (b. 1900)
  • May 19 Ogden Nash, poet/TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 68
  • May 20 Waldo Williams, Welsh poet (b. 1904)
  • May 25 Jo Etha Collier, young African American woman killed by 3 whites in Drew Miss
  • May 31 Massimo Campigli, Italian painter/illustrator, dies at 75

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 1 Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologist (Nature & Destiny of Man), dies at 78

Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor Reinhold Niebuhr
Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor
Reinhold Niebuhr
  • Jun 2 Charles de Keukeleire, Belgian director (Evil Eye), dies at 66
  • Jun 3 Heinz Hopf, German mathematician (b. 1894)
  • Jun 4 Georg Lukács, Hungarian philosopher (b. 1885)
  • Jun 10 Virginia Eames, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 82
  • Jun 15 Wendell Meredith Stanley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • Jun 16 Lord Reith, British broadcast executive (b. 1889)
  • Jun 18 Paul Karrer, Swiss chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1889)
  • Jun 23 George Blagoi, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 25 Charles Vildrac, Paris France, poet/playwright, dies at 88
  • Jun 25 John Boyd Orr, Scottish physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1880)
  • Jun 28 Henri Puvrez, Belgian sculptor (Serenity), dies at 78
  • Jun 28 Joseph Colombo, mobster, shot dead at 48
  • Jun 28 Franz Stangl, Austrian commandant of concentration camps (b. 1908)
  • Jun 29 Viktor Patsayev, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-landing accident), dies at 38
  • Jun 29 Vladimir Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-landing accident), dies at 35
  • Jun 30 Georgi T Dobrovolsky, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 11-land accident), dies at 43
  • Jun 30 Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11), dies at 35
  • Jul 4 Thomas C Hart, US admiral/commander (Pacific Fleet), dies at 94
  • Jul 4 August Derleth, American writer and editor (b. 1909)
  • Jul 6 Horst Lange, German writer (The Long Lament), dies at 66
  • Jul 6 Thomas C Heart, US admiral/commander (Asiatic fleet), dies
  • Jul 7 Claude Gauvreau, Canadian writer (b. 1925)
  • Jul 7 Ub Iwerks, American artist, director, and cartoonist (b1901)
  • Jul 10 Harry M O'Connor, dies of pneumonia at 98
  • Jul 10 Mohamed Madbouh, Moroccan general/putschist, shot to death
  • Jul 11 John W Campbell, US, sci-fi writer (Space Beyond), dies at 61
  • Jul 15 Guy Wilkerson, dies of cancer at 71
  • Jul 16 H T Tsiang, dies at 65
  • Jul 28 Diane Arbus, [Nemerov], photographer (Vogue), commits suicide at 48
  • Jul 28 Charles E. Pont, American artist (b. 1898)
  • Jul 30 Kenneth Slessor, Australian poet (b. 1901)
  • Aug 2 Ludwig Marcuse, German philosopher, dies at 77
  • Aug 14 Georg von Opel, German auto manufacturer, dies at 59
  • Aug 17 Wilhelm List, German field marshal (b. 1880)
  • Aug 19 Walther Victor, writer, dies
  • Aug 20 Rashid Minhas, Pakistani Air Force pilot (b. 1951)
  • Aug 21 George Jackson, US prisoner, shot to death at 29
  • Aug 23 The original Shamu, Sea World orca
  • Aug 27 Bennett Cerf, (Random House)/panelist (What's My Line), dies at 73
  • Aug 27 Margaret Bourke-White, American photographer, 1st female LIFE staff photographer, dies at 67
  • Aug 28 Nathan Leopold, US kidnapper/murderer of Bobby Franks (1924), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 11 Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet premier, dies of a heart attack at 77

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • Sep 13 Lin Biao, Chinese Communist Marshal during the Civil War and party leader, dies in a plane crash at 63, possibly while fleeing from a botched coup against Mao
  • Sep 16 Ferdinand LR Sassen, priest/philosopher (Descartes), dies at 77
  • Sep 20 William F Albright, US archaeologist, dies at 80
  • Sep 21 Bernardo Houssay, Argentine physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1887)
  • Sep 22 Joseph Ford McGuinn, director, dies of heart attack at 67
  • Sep 23 J. W. Alexander, American mathematician (b. 1888)
  • Sep 25 TC Jones, female impersonator, dies of cancer at 50
  • Oct 3 Leah Baird, writer (Jungle Bride), dies of anemia at 88
  • Oct 10 John Cawte Beaglehole, New Zealand historian (b. 1901)
  • Oct 11 Chesty Puller, the most decorated Marine in history (b. 1898)