1972 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 525

  • Jan 1 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Jan 1 International Book Year begins
  • Jan 1 Policewomen are enlisted as full members of South African Police Force for the first time.
  • Jan 2 Mariner 9 begins mapping Mars
  • Jan 2 An anti-internment rally is held in Belfast, North Ireland
  • Jan 3 The Irish Republican Army (IRA) explodes a bomb in Callender Street, Belfast, injuring over 60 people
  • Jan 4 Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London.
  • Jan 5 Largest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Lakers-11,178)
  • Jan 5 NYC transit fare rises from 30 cents to 35 cents
  • Jan 5 US President Nixon signs a bill for NASA to begin research on a manned space shuttle
  • Jan 5 West-Pakistani sheik Mujib ur-Rahman freed
  • Jan 6 US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
  • Jan 6 US male Figure Skating championship won by Kenneth Shelley
  • Jan 6 Vladimir Bukovski is exiled from USSR
  • Jan 7 Iberian Airlines 'plane crashes into 800ft peak on island of Ibiza, 104 die
  • Jan 7 Lewis F Powell Jr becomes a US Supreme Court Justice
  • Jan 7 William Hubbs Rehnquist sworn in as US Supreme Court Justice
  • Jan 9 Billionaire Howard Hughes says Clifford Irving's bio is a fake
  • Jan 9 Retired passenger liner Queen Elizabeth destroyed by fire in Hong Kong harbour
  • Jan 9 British coal miners begin a national strike, the first for half a century
  • Jan 10 Sheik Mujib ur-Rahman arrives in Dacca, East-Pakistan
  • Jan 10 Triple album set "Concert for Bangladesh" released in UK
  • Jan 11 East-Pakistan becomes independent state of Bangladesh
  • Jan 11 Abu Sayeed Chudhury becomes president & sheik Mujib ur-Rahman premier
  • Jan 12 Tigers sign a lease to build a $126M domed stadium (doesn't happen)
  • Jan 13 An army commander stages a bloodless coup in Ghan, while the prime minister is in London
  • Jan 14 Margrethe II of Denmark becomes the first Queen of Denmark since 1412
  • Jan 17 Section of Memphis' Highway 51 South renamed Elvis Presley Blvd
  • Jan 17 Seven men who were held as internees escape from the prison ship HMS Maidstone in Belfast Lough, North Ireland
  • Jan 18 Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Brian Faulkner bans all parades and marches in Northern Ireland until the end of the year
  • Jan 18 The former Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia and his daughter, supporters of black majority rule in the country, are arrested
  • Jan 20 Six oil exporting countries conclude meetings with Western oil companies; an agreement is reached to raise the price of crude
  • Jan 20 Number of people out of work and claiming unemployment benefit in UK rises to over 1 million
  • Jan 21 Assam's North East Frontier Agency becomes Arunachal Pradesh terr
  • Jan 21 Belgian government of Eyskens-Cools forms
  • Jan 21 Manipur, Meghalaya & Tripura become separate states of Indian union
  • Jan 21 Mizoram, formerly part of Assam, creates an Indian union territory
  • Jan 21 Tripura becomes a full-fledged state in India.
  • Jan 22 An anti-internment march is held at Magilligan strand, County Derry; as the march nears the internment camp it is stopped by members of the Green Jackets and the Parachute Regiment of the British Army, who used barbed wire to close off the beach
  • Jan 23 Bootlegger sells wood alcohol to wedding party-100 die-New Delhi
  • Jan 23 Entire population of Istanbul under 24 hour house arrest
  • Jan 24 Japanese Sgt. Shoichi Yokoi is found hiding in a Guam jungle, where he had been since the end of World War II.
  • Jan 25 7' Ohio State center Luke Witte is stomped in face during a brawl in a game with Minnesota
  • Jan 26 Air stewardess Vesna Vulovic survives 10,160m fall without parachute
  • Jan 27 Two Royal Ulster Constabulary officers shot dead by IRA in an attack on their patrol car in the Creggan Road, Derry
  • Jan 27 The British Army and the Irish Republican Army engage in gun battles near County Armagh; British troops fire over 1,000 rounds of amunition
  • Jan 28 Oral Roberts' Eddie Woods grabs 30 rebounds for 2nd consecutive game
  • Jan 28 The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association place "special emphasis on the necessity for a peaceful incident-free day" at the next march on 30 January in an effort to avoid violence
  • Jan 29 5th ABA All-Star Game: East 142 beats West 115 at Louisville
  • Jan 30 Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations
  • Jan 30 'Bloody Sunday': 27 unarmed civilians are shot (of whom 14 were killed) by the British Army during a civil rights march in Derry; this is the highest death toll from a single shooting incident during 'the Troubles'
  • Jan 31 Aretha Franklin sings at Mahalia Jackson's funeral
  • Jan 31 Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev becomes 11th King of Nepal
  • Jan 31 Military coup ousts civilian government of Ghana
  • Jan 31 US launches HEOS A-2 for interplanetary observations (396/244,998)
  • Jan 31 British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling makes statement to the House of Commons on the events of 'Bloody Sunday' "The Army returned the fire directed at them with aimed shots and inflicted a number of casualties on those who were attacking them with firearms and with bombs"
  • Feb 1 1st scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced ($395)
  • Feb 1 Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
  • Feb 1 British Prime Minister Edward Heath announces the appointment of Lord Chief Justice Lord Widgery to undertake an inquiry into the 13 deaths on 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972)
  • Feb 1 The Ministry of Defence also issues a detailed account of the British Army's version of events during 'Bloody Sunday'
  • Feb 2 Lefty Gomez, Ross Youngs & William Harridge selected for Hall of Fame

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 2 Tom Stoppard's "Jumpers" premieres in London

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
  • Feb 2 Angry demonstrators burn the British Embassy in Dublin to the ground in protest at the shooting dead of 13 people on 'bloody sunday'
  • Feb 3 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 4 6th round of Strategic Arms Limitation Talks ends in Vienna Austria
  • Feb 4 Senator Strom Thurmond suggests John Lennon be deported
  • Feb 5 "Another Puff" by Jerry Reed peaks at #65
  • Feb 5 US airlines begin mandatory inspection of passengers & baggage
  • Feb 5 Two IRA members are killed when a bomb they were planting exploded prematurely
  • Feb 6 A Civil Rights march is held in Newry, County Down; there is a very large turn-out for the march with many people attending to protest at the killings in Derry the previous Sunday
  • Feb 8 Josh Gibson & Buck Leonard selected to Hall of Fame
  • Feb 9 British government declares state of emergency after month-long coal miners' strike
  • Feb 9 William Craig, who had been Northern Ireland Minister for Home Affairs, launches 'Ulster Vanguard' as an umbrella movement for the right-ring of Unionism
  • Feb 10 Ras al Khaima joins United Arab Emirates
  • Feb 10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 10 Two British soldiers are killed in a land mine attack near Cullyhanna, County Armagh; an IRA member is shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with RUC officers
  • Feb 14 Luna 20 (Russia) launched to orbit & soft landing on Moon
  • Feb 14 Lord Widgery arrives in Coleraine, where the 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972) Tribunal was to be based, and holds a preliminary hearing
  • Feb 15 Bill Torrey becomes 1st Islander General Manager
  • Feb 15 Dimitrios Papadopoulos becomes metropolitan of Imbros/Tenedos
  • Feb 15 Pres Velasco Ibarra of Ecuador deposed for 4th time
  • Feb 15 Sound recordings are granted U.S. federal copyright protection for the first time.
  • Feb 16 German mass murderers "Three of Breda" freed
  • Feb 17 British Parliament votes to join European Common Market

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 17 US President Richard Nixon leaves Washington, D.C. for China

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Feb 17 Sales of the Volkswagen Beetle model exceed those of Ford Model T
  • Feb 18 California Supreme Court abolishes death penalty
  • Feb 18 Giulio Andreotti sworn in as premier of Italy for the 1st time
  • Feb 19 Glenn Turner carries his bat for 223* v WI at Kingston
  • Feb 19 The Asama-Sanso hostage standoff begins in Japan.
  • Feb 20 Sicco Mansholt becomes chairman of European Committee
  • Feb 20 14th Daytona 500: A.J. Foyt wins (161.55 MPH)
  • Feb 21 Michael Weller's "Moonchildren" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 21 Richard Nixon becomes 1st US president to visit China
  • Feb 21 The first session of the Widgery Tribunal, investigating the events of 'Bloody Sunday' (30 January 1972), is held in Coleraine, County Derry
  • Feb 22 Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani becomes Amir & Prime Minister of Qatar
  • Feb 22 US President Richard Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in Beijing
  • Feb 22 The Official IRA bombs Aldershot military barracks, the headquarters of the British Parachute Regiment, killing seven people; thought to be in retaliation for Bloody Sunday.
  • Feb 25 Attempted assassination of Irish Minister of State for Home Affairs John Taylor who is shot a number of times (the Official Irish Republican Army later claimed responsibility)
  • Feb 26 Slag heap dam collapses above Buffalo Creek West Virginia, kills 125

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 11 Yang Wenyi, Chinese swim star (WR/OR 50m freestyle)
  • Jan 12 Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of Rajiv Gandhi
  • Jan 13 Atoosa Rubenstein, Iranian-born American magazine editor
  • Jan 19 Princess Kalina of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • Jan 21 Rick Falkvinge, Swedish politician
  • Jan 24 Ulla Werbrouck, Belgian judoka and politician
  • Feb 5 Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
  • Mar 4 Sherida Pawiroredjo, Suriname Miss Indra Maju (1993)
  • Mar 4 Robert Smith, American footballer
  • Mar 9 Spencer Howson, Australian radio broadcaster
  • Mar 10 Takashi Fujii, Japanese television performer
  • Mar 12 Alisa Castillo, Miss Nevada USA (1996)
  • Mar 18 Nathan Quarry, American mixed martial arts fighter
  • Mar 21 Michele Michael, Miss Maryland USA (1996)
  • Mar 21 Large Professor, hip hop artist
  • Mar 22 Elvis Stojko, Richmond Hill Ontario, (Oly-silver-94)
  • Mar 22 Pieter Christiaan, Prince of Netherlands
  • Mar 29 Michel Ancel, French game designer
  • Apr 23 Pierre Labrie, Canadian poet
  • Apr 24 Jure Košir, Slovenian skier
  • Apr 25 Sara Baras, Spanish ballerina
  • Apr 28 Michelle Menzies, Barrie Ont, Canadian ice pairs (1995, 96 Can champs)
  • Apr 29 Dustin McDaniel, American politician
  • May 3 Shonie Carter, American MMA fighter
  • May 5 Janelle Lynn Canady, Miss Alaska USA (1996)
  • May 7 Frank Trigg, American Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
  • May 8 Keelin Curnuck, Miss New York USA (1996)/Ms Venus Swimwear (1994)
  • May 14 Mark Ruskell, England-born Scottish politician
  • May 24 Viktor Ujcik, Jihlava CZE, hockey (Team Czech Rep)
  • May 29 Közi, Japanese visual kei artist
  • May 30 Soichiro Hoshi, Japanese seiyuu
  • Jun 5 Chuck Klosterman, American journalist
  • Jun 8 P[eter] J[ason] Farley, Hackensack, bass (Trixter-Give It To Me Good)
  • Jun 10 Radmila Šekerinska, Macedonian politician
  • Jun 12 Bounty Killer, Jamaican deejay
  • Jun 14 Matthias Ettrich, German computer scientist (KDE)
  • Jun 14 Shaun Keaveny, British radio DJ
  • Jun 15 Hank Von Helvete, Turbonegro Frontman
  • Jun 16 Ann Shoket, American magazine editor
  • Jun 21 Alon Hilu, Israeli writer
  • Jun 23 Ron Corning, American television anchor
  • Jun 24 Denis Zvegelj, Slovenian rower
  • Jun 30 James Martin, English celebrity chef
  • Jul 2 Darren Shan, Irish children's author
  • Jul 6 D-Styles, American scratch DJ
  • Jul 19 Tamarie Ivie, Ananheim CA, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • Jul 20 Erik Ullenhag, Swedish jurist and politician
  • Jul 21 Lilach Parisky, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Oly-1996)
  • Jul 22 Seth Fisher, American comic book artist and penciller (d.2006)
  • Jul 24 Rev. Jen Miller, American performance artist
  • Aug 10 Julann Vadnais, Miss Maine USA (1996)
  • Aug 12 Takanohana, Sumo yokozuna
  • Aug 13 Kevin Plank, American entrepreneur (Under Armour)
  • Aug 14 Jay Manuel, Canadian make-up artist
  • Aug 18 Shaun Wilson, Australian artist
  • Sep 6 China Miéville, English writer
  • Sep 8 Phil Laak, Ireland-born professional poker player
  • Sep 9 James Farmer, American educator and artist
  • Sep 9 Natasha Kaplinsky, British newsreader
  • Sep 12 Avijit Roy, Bangladeshi American activist and blogger (d. 2015)
  • Sep 15 Princess Letizia of Spain
  • Sep 23 Karl Pilkington, British radio personality
  • Sep 27 Craig L. Rice, American Politician
  • Sep 28 Dita Von Teese, American burlesque artist
  • Sep 30 Ari Behn, Norwegian author
  • Oct 5 Thomas Roberts, American news anchor
  • Oct 13 Jaime Bernardo, prince of Netherlands
  • Oct 13 Margarita Maria Beatriz, princess of Netherlands
  • Oct 16 Stephen O'Connor, Irish amateur snooker champ (1990)
  • Oct 18 James Stream Thurmond Jr, son of US senator Strom Thurmond
  • Oct 21 Evhen Tsybulenko, Ukrainian professor of international law
  • Oct 24 Susan Barnett, Miss Pennsylvania USA (1996)
  • Oct 24 Scott Peterson, American murderer
  • Oct 29 Takafumi Horie, Japanese entrepreneur
  • Nov 2 Samantha Janus, British entertainer
  • Nov 7 Mike Goldman, Australian media personality
  • Nov 9 Doug Russell, American radio personality
  • Nov 14 Martin Pike, Australian rules footballer
  • Nov 20 Sheema Kalbasi, Iranian born poet
  • Dec 1 Norbert Wójtowicz, Polish historian and theologian
  • Dec 7 Hermann Maier, Austrian skier
  • Dec 8 Frank Shamrock, American mixed martial artist
  • Dec 11 Dana Macsim, Romanian television news reporter
  • Dec 12 Kara Williams, Miss Texas USA (1996)
  • Dec 12 Brandon Teena, American hate crime victim (d. 1993)
  • Dec 18 Trevor Chowning, American Pop Artist
  • Dec 18 DJ Lethal, Latvian-born American DJ (House of Pain, Limp Bizkit)
  • Dec 26 Robert Muchamore, English children's author
  • Dec 29 Jessica Lee McMinn, Miss North Carolina USA (1996)

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 1 Politician Aung San Suu Kyi (26) weds author Michael Aris (25)

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 11 Playwright Tom Stoppard (34) weds doctor/author Miriam Moore-Robinson (34)

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 1 Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (30) weds second wife Carole Hoff

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • Jul 8 English prince Richard marries Birgitte of Deurs (Henriksen)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 22 Business magnate Richard Branson (22) weds Kristen Tomassi

Business Magnate Richard Branson
Business Magnate
Richard Branson

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 125

  • Jan 3 Frans Masereel, Flem WWII resistance fighter (Le Soleil), dies at 82
  • Jan 6 Chen Yi, Chinese military commander and politician (b. 1901)
  • Jan 7 John Berryman, US poet (Imaginary Jew), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 8 Kenneth Patchen, US writer (See You in the Morning), dies at 60

Poet/Novelist Kenneth Patchen
Kenneth Patchen
  • Jan 10 Georg Rendl, Austriam miner/beekeeper (Satan on Earth), dies at 68
  • Jan 10 Aksel Larsen, Danish politician (b. 1897)
  • Jan 12 Padraic Colum, Irish poet/writer/founder (Irish Review), dies at 90
  • Jan 14 Frederik IX, [Christiaan FFMKW], king of Denmark (1947-72), dies at 72
  • Jan 15 Daisy Ashford, English child writer (The Young Visiters) (b. 1881)
  • Jan 16 Teller Ammons, American politician (b. 1895)
  • Jan 25 Erhard Milch, German field marshal (b. 1892)
  • Jan 27 Richard Courant, German/US mathematician, dies at 84
  • Jan 28 Adriaan B "Jaap" Wagemaker, Dutch sculptor, dies at 66
  • Jan 28 Dino Buzzati, Italian writer (The Tartar Steppe), dies at 67
  • Jan 31 Bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra, king of Nepal (1955-72), dies at 51
  • Feb 2 Natalie Clifford Barney, American writer (b. 1876)
  • Feb 5 Marianne Moore, US poetess (Pulitzer 1951), dies at 84
  • Feb 6 Julian H Steward, US anthropologist (South American), dies at 70
  • Feb 11 Jan Wils, architect (Olympian Stadium, Amsterdam), dies at 80
  • Feb 15 Edgar P Snow, US author/journalist (Battle for Asia), dies at 66
  • Feb 15 Jef [Josephus CF] Last, Dutch poet/Indonesian politician, dies at 73
  • Feb 19 Tedd Pierce, American animator (b. 1906)
  • Feb 21 Eugène Tisserant, French Catholic candinal (b. 1884)
  • Feb 26 Tom Manders, Dutch cabaret artist (Dorus), dies at 50
  • Mar 1 Violet Trefusis, English writer and socialite who had a famous affair with writer Vita Sackville-West, dies at 77
  • Mar 8 Erich von dem Bach, Nazi official (b. 1899)
  • Mar 11 Fredric [William] Brown, sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), dies at 65
  • Mar 13 Tony Ray-Jones, British photographer (b. 1941)
  • Mar 15 Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter (b. 1910)
  • Mar 20 Aad de Haas, Dutch religious painter/graphic artist, dies at 51
  • Mar 20 Jan Engelman, Dutch poet/art critic (At the Front), dies at 71
  • Mar 27 Maurits C Escher, Dutch lithograph carver (Praedestinatie), dies at 73
  • Mar 29 J Arthur Rank, 1st Baron Rank, industrialist/film magnate
  • Mar 30 Gabriel Heather, US news anchor, dies at 81
  • Mar 30 Gabriel Heatter, American radio commentator (b. 1890)
  • Apr 2 Franz Halder, German general (b. 1884)
  • Apr 2 Toshitsugu Takamatsu, Japanese Martial Arts Grandmaster (b. 1887)
  • Apr 4 Adam Clayton Powell Jr, (Rep-D-NY), dies at 63
  • Apr 4 John A H J S Bruins Slot, co-founder/editor in chief (illegal), dies
  • Apr 5 Isabel Jewell, dies at 62

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 7 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, killed at his 43rd birthday party by rival mobsters

Gangster Joe Gallo
Joe Gallo
  • Apr 7 Abeid Karume, Tanzanian sheik/president, murdered
  • Apr 12 C W Ceram, [Kurt Marek], German/US writer (1st American), dies at 57
  • Apr 15 Otto Brenner, German trade union leader, dies at 64
  • Apr 16 Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese author (Nobel 1968), dies at 72
  • Apr 19 Adolf Bach, German philologist/sociologist, dies at 82
  • Apr 26 Fernando Amorsolo, Filipino painter (b. 1892)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 27 Kwame Nkrumah, 1st Prime Minister of Ghana (1957-60 and 1st President Ghana (1960-66), dies at 62

First President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah
  • Apr 29 Ntare V, deposed King of Burundi, killed in an abortive coup
  • Apr 30 Ntare V, king of Burundi, murdered
  • May 1 Fernand Ansseau, Belgian operator (Orfeo), dies at 82
  • May 2 Hugo Hartung, writer, dies at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 2 J. Edgar Hoover, first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (1924-72) dies at 77

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • May 4 Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)
  • May 6 Deniz Gezmiş, Turkish Left-wing Political Activist (b. 1947)
  • May 20 Cornelis J van der Klauw, Dutch biologist/zoologist, dies at 78
  • May 20 Walter Winchell, columnist/narrator (Untouchables), dies at 75
  • May 22 Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet (British Poet Laureate 1968-72) and detective writer (Nicholas Blake), dies of cancer at 68

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 28 Edward VIII, King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Empire and Emperor of India (Jan 20th, 1936 until his abdication on Dec 11th, 1936), dies at 77

King of Great Britain Edward VIII
King of Great Britain
Edward VIII
  • May 29 Stephen Timoshenko, Ukrainian-born mechanical engineer (b. 1878)
  • May 31 Walter Freeman, American physician (developer and practitioner of psychiatric surgery transorbital lobotomy), dies
  • Jun 12 Edmund Wilson, US writer (To the Finland station), dies at 79
  • Jun 12 Saul David Alinsky, radical writer (John L Lewis), dies at 63
  • Jun 13 Dündar Taşer, Turkish nationalist (b. 1925)
  • Jun 20 Horst Salomon, writer, dies
  • Jun 20 Howard Johnson, US restaurant/hotel founder, dies at 75
  • Jun 26 David Lichine, [Lichtenstein], Russian/US choreographer, dies at 61
  • Jul 2 Joseph F Smith Jr, leader US mormon chuch, dies at 95
  • Jul 6 Sam de Grasse, dies at 97
  • Jul 7 Athenagoras, 268th patriarch of Constantinople, dies
  • Jul 7 King Talal of Jordan (b. 1909)
  • Jul 19 Hezekiah M. Washburn, missionary (b. 1884)
  • Jul 21 Jigme Dori Wangchuck, King of Bhutan, dies
  • Jul 28 Charu Majumdar, Indian revolutionary leader (b. 1918)
  • Jul 31 Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian premier/sect-gen (NATO, 1957-61), dies at 73
  • Aug 2 Paul Goodman, US social critic/writer, dies at 60
  • Aug 2 Helen Hoyt, American poet (b. 1887)
  • Aug 5 Harry Hylton-Foster, Speaker of the British House of Commons (b. 1905)
  • Aug 9 Bill Berns, commentator (Television Screen Magazine), dies at 53
  • Aug 11 Max Theiler, South African and American virologist who developed vaccine for Yellow Fever (Nobel Prize 1951), dies at 73
  • Aug 11 Rose Schneiderman, American socialist, feminist, trade union leader and secretary of labor for New York State (1937-44), dies at 90
  • Aug 14 Jules Romains, French novelist (Death of Nobody), dies at 86
  • Aug 17 Raymond Brulez, Flemish author (Schoone slaapster), dies at 76
  • Aug 17 Wampilow, writer, dies
  • Aug 26 Jacques Gans, Dutch author/journalist, dies at 63
  • Aug 28 William HAF, Engl prince/grandson of George V, dies in accident at 29
  • Sep 5 Josef Romano, Israeli olympian, murdered
  • Sep 7 Jacques Pirenne, Belgian historian, dies at 81
  • Sep 11 Max Fleischer, American animator (b. 1883)
  • Sep 12 William Boyd, cowboy (Hopalong Cassidy), dies at 77
  • Sep 14 Kornelis Posthumus, chemist, dies at 70
  • Sep 15 Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1887)
  • Sep 21 Henry M de Montherlant, French author (Port Royal), dies at 76
  • Sep 22 Robert KJE Antonissen, South African literary, dies at 53
  • Sep 27 S. R. Ranganathan, Indian mathematician (b. 1892)
  • Oct 1 Kurt Hiller, German writer, dies at 87

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Oct 1 Louis Leakey, English anthropologist, dies at 68

Archaeologist Louis Leakey
Louis Leakey
  • Oct 4 Louis S B Leakey, archaeologist/anthropologist, dies at 68
  • Oct 9 Giuseppe Capogrossi, Italian painter, dies at 72
  • Oct 16 Hale Boggs, U.S. Congressman from Louisiana (b. 1914)