1973 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 447

  • Jan 1 Britain, Ireland & Denmark become 7th-9th members of Common Market
  • Jan 1 West African Economic Community formed (Benin, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta)
  • Jan 5 Mali & Niger break diplomatic relations with Israel
  • Jan 5 Netherlands recognizes German DR
  • Jan 7 British Darts Organisation founded in North London
  • Jan 7 Johnny Watkins bowls six overs 0-21 v Pakistan Never again
  • Jan 7 US poet James Merrill wins Bollingen Prize
  • Jan 8 Greg Chappell's best Test bowling, 5-61 v Pakistan at SCG
  • Jan 8 Secret peace talks between US & North Vietnam resumed near Paris
  • Jan 8 USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
  • Jan 9 Luna 21 launched, to Moon
  • Jan 10 Gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
  • Jan 10 For the first time graduates studying from home with 'the Open University' receive their degrees
  • Jan 11 Famous victory at the SCG Pakistan chasing 158 all out 106
  • Jan 11 Trial of Watergate burglars begins in Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 13 Lasse Daniel Efskind skates world record 1000m (1:17.6)
  • Jan 14 2 Royal Ulster Constabulary officers are killed in Derry by a booby-trap bomb attached to their car by the Irish Republican Army
  • Jan 15 4 Watergate burglars plead guilty in federal court
  • Jan 15 Gene Shalit joins Today Show panel
  • Jan 15 Pope Paul VI holds an audience with Golda Meir at Vatican

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Jan 15 US President Richard Nixon suspends all US offensive action in N Vietnam

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jan 16 USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of Moon
  • Jan 17 City of Amsterdam decides to support Hanoi
  • Jan 17 New Philippine constitution names Marcos president for life
  • Jan 20 A car bomb explodes in Sackville Place, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, killing 1 person and injuring 17 (no organisation claimed responsibility)
  • Jan 22 Roe vs Wade: US Supreme Court legalizes most abortions
  • Jan 22 US, North & South Vietnam & Vietcong sign boundary accord
  • Jan 23 Helgafell, island of Heimaey Iceland erupts for 1st time in 7,000 yrs
  • Jan 23 Jordan Air crash at Kano, Nigeria kills 176 Muslim pilgrims
  • Jan 23 US President Nixon announces an accord has been reached to end Vietnam War
  • Jan 23 Shah of Iran announces that the 1954 operating agreement between a consortium of oil companies and Iran will not be renewed when it expires in 1979
  • Jan 26 Belgium government of Leburton forms
  • Jan 27 US & North Vietnam's William Rogers & Nguyen Duy Trinh sign cease-fire, ending longest US war and miltary draft
  • Jan 27 US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
  • Jan 27 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
  • Jan 28 Mickey Welch, George Kelly & Billy Evans elected to Hall of Fame
  • Jan 28 In the run up to the first anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday' there is serious rioting in Derry, North Ireland
  • Jan 30 Jury finds Watergate defendants Liddy & McCord guilty on all counts
  • Jan 30 KISS plays their 1st show (Coventry Club in Queens NY)
  • Feb 2 Richard Helms, ends term as 8th director of CIA; succeeded by James R Schlesinger (until July)
  • Feb 4 Manfred Kokot runs world record 50m indoor (5.61 sec)
  • Feb 4 Reshef, Israel's missile boat, unveiled
  • Feb 4 British Army snipers shoot dead a Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and three civilians at the junction in Belfast during the 'Troubles' in N Ireland
  • Feb 4 An International inspection team is sent to Vietnam to observe progress on the Paris truce agreement
  • Feb 5 Comic strip "Hagar The Horrible" debuted
  • Feb 5 Funeral for LC William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam War
  • Feb 5 Juan Corona sentenced to 25 consecutive life terms for 25 murders
  • Feb 6 40,000 civil servants demonstrate against higher pension contribution
  • Feb 6 6th ABA All-Star Game: West 123 beats East 111 at Utah
  • Feb 6 Bernice Fekete skips her curling rink to 2nd straight 8-ender, Edm
  • Feb 7 US Senate createse Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities
  • Feb 7 North Ireland's United Loyalist Council hold a one-day strike, loyalist paramilitaries forcibly try to stop people going to work
  • Feb 8 Jean Kerrs "Finishing Touches" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 8 Mushtaq & Asif Iqbal make 350 stand for 4th wicket v NZ
  • Feb 8 Senate names 7 members to investigate Watergate scandal
  • Feb 9 Biju Patnaik of the Pragati Legislature Party elected leader of opposition in the state assembly in Orissa, India.
  • Feb 10 83m wide gas tank on Staten Island explodes, 40 die
  • Feb 10 Mushtaq Mohammad follows up 201 to take 5-49 v NZ Dunedin
  • Feb 11 1st one-day international for Pakistan & NZ
  • Feb 11 1st sub 17-min 1,500m female free style swim (Shane Gould 16m56.9s)
  • Feb 12 1st US POWs in N Vietnam released; 116 of 456 flown to Philippine
  • Feb 13 US dollar devalues 10%
  • Feb 15 USSR launches Prognoz 3 to study sun (589/200,300 km)
  • Feb 16 WI v Australia at Kingston, 1st time since 1955 without Sobers
  • Feb 18 54-kg octopus measuring 7m across captured in Hood Canal, Wash
  • Feb 18 Belgian Emiel Puttemans runs 3,000m indoor record 7:39.2
  • Feb 18 15th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (157.205 MPH)
  • Feb 21 Israeli fighters shoot Libyan aircraft down, killing 108
  • Feb 22 US & China agree to establish liaison offices in Beijing & Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 23 Gold goes up $10 overnight to record $95 an ounce in London
  • Feb 25 Juan Corona sentenced to 25 life sentences for 25 murders
  • Feb 26 Triple Crown horse Secretariat bought for a record $5.7m
  • Feb 27 American Indian Movement occupy Wounded Knee in South Dakota
  • Feb 27 Pope Paul VI publishes constitution motu proprio Quo aptius
  • Feb 28 Suriname government of Sedney arrests 13 union leaders
  • Feb 28 Iraq and Iraq Petroleum Company (IPC) reach an agreement on compensation for nationalization
  • Mar 2 "Black September" terrorists occupy Saudi Embassy in Khartoum
  • Mar 6 In an exhibition game with the Pirates, Twins Larry Hisle becomes the 1st designated hitter (he hits 2 HRs & knocks in 7 RBIs)
  • Mar 7 Comet (Lubos) Kohoutek discovered at Hamburg Observatory

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 7 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Awami League wins election in Bangladesh

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

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Mar 8 Eisenhower Tunnel, world's highest/US longest, opens

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Mar 8 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 8 The Provisional Irish Republican Army undertakes its first operation in Great Britain, planting four car bombs in London; 10 members of PIRA are arrested at Heathrow Airport while trying to leave the country
  • Mar 10 BPAA US Open by Mike McGrath
  • Mar 10 Morocco adopts constitution
  • Mar 13 Syria adopts constitution
  • Mar 13 Minskoff Theater opens at 200 W 45th St NYC
  • Mar 14 Liam Cosgrave appointed president of Ireland
  • Mar 16 Shah of Iran and Consortium members agree to nationalize all assets immediately in return for an assured 20-year supply of Iranian oil
  • Mar 16 OPEC discusses raising prices to offset decline of U.S. dollar value

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Mar 17 Queen Elizabeth II opens new London Bridge

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Mar 17 St. Patrick's Day marchers carry 14 coffins commemorating Bloody Sunday
  • Mar 19 Dean tells Nixon, "There is a cancer growing on the Presidency"
  • Mar 23 After a 5½ year run soap "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" ends
  • Mar 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 24 Harley Race beats Dory Funk Jr in Kansas City, to become NWA champ
  • Mar 24 Professional track debut of Kip Keino defeating Jim Ryun in the mile
  • Mar 25 27th Tony Awards: That Championship Season & Little Night Music win
  • Mar 25 Majid Khan & Mushtaq Mohammad both out for 99 in Test v Eng
  • Mar 26 Susan Shaw is first woman in 171 years in London's Stock exchange

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Anwar Mansoor Mangrio, Sindhi poet & research scholar.
  • Jan 8 Mark Knight, English sound designer
  • Jan 20 Princess Mathilde, Duchess of Brabant
  • Jan 25 Elvis Presley Jr, alleged son of Elvis Presley
  • Jan 25 Geoff Johns, American comic book writer
  • Jan 26 Mayu Shinjo, Japanese mangaka
  • Jan 30 Holly Noelle Roehl, Miss Indiana USA (1996)
  • Feb 5 Laura Espinoza-Watson, Torrance CA, female infielder (Silver Bullets)
  • Feb 14 Michael "Mike" Theodore Lambert IV, Thomaston Ga, rower (Oly-1996)
  • Feb 23 Jack Case, American artist
  • Feb 24 Chris Fehn, American percussionist (Slipknot)
  • Mar 1 Carlo Resoort, Dutch DJ
  • Mar 4 Len Wiseman, American director
  • Mar 18 Max Barry, Australian author
  • Mar 20 Christopher Heinz, American businessman; son of Teresa Heinz
  • Mar 26 Larry Page, American search engine pioneer and co-founder of Google, born in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Mar 30 Caroline Ramagos, Miss Mississippi USA (1996)
  • Mar 30 Matthew Pritchard, Welsh Stuntman
  • Apr 1 Rachel Maddow, American radio personality and political analyst
  • Apr 4 David Blaine, American illusionist
  • Apr 7 Carole Montillet, French skier
  • Apr 9 Spenny Rice, Canadian Entertainer
  • Apr 10 Christopher Simmons, American designer
  • Apr 12 J. Scott Campbell, American comic book artist
  • Apr 20 Geoff Lloyd, British radio presenter
  • Apr 28 Ian Murdock, German-born American computer programmer (Debian project, Progeny Linux Systems), born in Konstanz, West Germany (d. 2015)
  • Apr 29 David Belle, French physical educator
  • May 4 Melissa Boyd, Miss Ohio USA (1996)
  • May 8 Hiromu Arakawa, Japanese artist
  • May 12 Travis Lutter, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
  • May 25 Daz Dillinger, American hip-hop performer
  • Jun 5 Gella Vandecaveye, Belgian judoka
  • Jun 6 Kat Swift, American politician (Green Party)
  • Jun 12 Darryl White, Australian rules footballer
  • Jun 17 Christian Claudio, Puerto Rican Business Consultant
  • Jul 7 Natsuki Takaya, Japanese manga-ka
  • Jul 14 Adam Quinn, American bagpipe player
  • Jul 16 Tim Ryan, American politician
  • Jul 20 Haakon Magnus, Crown Prince of Norway
  • Jul 22 Ronald Ray Howard, American murderer (d. 2005)

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Jul 23 Monica Lewinsky, American White House intern (improper relationship with Bill Clinton), born in San Francisco, California

White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky
  • Jul 25 Mur Lafferty, American podcaster and writer
  • Jul 26 Lenka Šarounová, Czech astronomer
  • Aug 2 Brendan Dolan, Professional darts player (2011 - played perfect 9 dart game), born in Belcoo Northern Ireland
  • Aug 3 Jay Cutler, American bodybuilder
  • Aug 5 Sean Sherk, American mixed martial artist
  • Aug 9 James McKeehan, tight end (Tennessee Oilers)
  • Aug 12 Sayyed Muqtada al-Sadr - son of Ayatollah Mohammad Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr
  • Aug 12 Richard Reid, British terrorist, referred to as the "shoe bomber".
  • Aug 13 Molly Henneberg, American journalist
  • Aug 19 Mette-Marit, Crown Princess of Norway
  • Aug 21 Sergey Brin, Russian-born American computer scientist and co-founder of Google, born in Moscow
  • Aug 29 Adam Sessler, American TV show host
  • Aug 30 Lisa Ling, American journalist
  • Sep 9 Troy Rudolph, production asst (Suburbanators, Viper)
  • Sep 16 Justin Haythe, American writer
  • Sep 18 Mark Shuttleworth, South African entrepreneur
  • Sep 21 Vanessa Grigoriadis, American journalist
  • Sep 26 Chris Small, Scottish snooker player
  • Oct 1 Rodney Kite-Powell, historian
  • Oct 2 Verka Serduchka, Ukrainian entertainer
  • Oct 2 Maria Wetterstrand, Swedish politician
  • Oct 13 Matt Hughes, American mixed martial artist
  • Oct 14 Lasha Zhvania, Georgian politician
  • Oct 17 Lorie Bennett West, Miss Kentucky USA (1996)
  • Oct 26 Taka Michinoku, Japanese professional wrestle
  • Nov 2 Lee O’Denat, American internet entrepreneur (WorldStarHipHop.com), born in Queens, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 12 Mayte Garcia, American dancer
  • Nov 13 Samantha Riley, Brisbane Australia, breastroker (Oly-2 bronze-92, 96)
  • Nov 19 Savion Glover, dancer/choreographer (Bring in 'da Noise)
  • Nov 19 Ryukishi07, Japanese mystery writer
  • Nov 19 Takashi Matsumoto, Japanese photographer and business person
  • Nov 27 Jon Runyan, tackle (Tennessee Oilers)
  • Nov 29 Sarah Jones, American playwright
  • Dec 3 Sammy Leung, Hong Kong disc jockey
  • Dec 5 Luboš Motl, Czech physicist
  • Dec 9 Tony Batista, Puerto Plata Dom Rep, infielder (Oakland A's)
  • Dec 12 William Hutton, American engineer
  • Dec 16 Scott Storch, Canadian-American hip-hop producer
  • Dec 25 Alexandre Trudeau, Canadian journalist
  • Dec 27 Dee Ferris, British painter

Weddings in History

  • Apr 18 American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 5th wife Leslie (Tessa) Busby

HeartWedding of Interest

May 26 Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney (34) weds Mila Pivnicki (19)

18th Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney
18th Prime Minister of Canada
Brian Mulroney

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 16 Talk show host Jerry Springer (29) weds Micki Velton

Talk Show Host Jerry Springer
Talk Show Host
Jerry Springer

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 30 Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark (34) weds lawyer Maureen McTeer (21)

16th Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark
16th Prime Minister of Canada
Joe Clark
  • Jul 4 British Army officer Andrew Parker Bowles (33) weds Camilla Rosemary Shand (26) at Guards Chapel in Birdcage Walk in London, England
  • Aug 19 Kris Kristofferson weds Rita Coolidge

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 22 Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (50) weds Jean Forsyth Clyde

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz
  • Nov 14 Britain's Princess Anne marries commoner, Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey
  • Nov 30 Sci-fi author Issac Asimov (53) weds second wife psychoanalyst and Sci-fi author Janet Jeppson (47)

Divorces in History

  • Oct 9 Elvis & Priscilla Presley divorce after 6 years

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 16 Sci-fi author Isaac Asimov (53) divorces Gertrude Blugerman after 31 years of marriage

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 131

  • Jan 5 Cornelis van Dis, Dutch MP (SGP), dies at 79
  • Jan 15 Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
  • Jan 20 Amilcar L Cabral, fought for Guinea Bissau independence, murdered 51
  • Jan 20 Lorenz Böhler, Austrian physician (b. 1885)

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Jan 22 Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th US President (Democrat: 1963-69), dies at his Texas ranch at 64

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jan 23 Alexander Onassis, Greek heir of the Onassis family (b. 1948)
  • Jan 26 Meijer Sluyser, Dutch journalist/commentator (VARA), dies at about 71
  • Jan 31 Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (Nobel 1969), dies at 77
  • Feb 2 Henry J Elias, Flemish historian/mayor of Gent, dies at 70
  • Feb 2 Hendrik Elias, Belgian politician (b. 1902)
  • Feb 5 George Morrison, dies at 82
  • Feb 5 L C William Nolde, last US soldier killed in Vietnam, funeral
  • Feb 6 Ira S Bowen, US physicist/astronomer (Mt Wilson/Palomar), dies at 74
  • Feb 9 Max Yasgur, owner Woodstock-festival farmland, dies at 53
  • Feb 11 Hans D Jensen, German physicist (Nobel prize 1963), dies at 65

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Feb 18 Frank Costello, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld), dies of a heart attack at 82

Gangster Frank Costello
Gangster
Frank Costello
  • Feb 20 Brigitte Reimann, writer, dies at 39
  • Feb 22 Elizabeth Bowen, Anglo-Irish novelist (Cat Jumps), dies in Lond at 73
  • Feb 22 Winthrop Rockefeller, US governor (Arkansas), dies at 60
  • Feb 22 Jean-Jacques Bertrand, Quebec politician, Premier of Quebec (b. 1916)
  • Feb 23 Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1895)
  • Mar 2 Cleo Noel, US ambassador to Sudan, assassinated
  • Mar 4 Samuel Tolansky, British scientist and expert on spectroscopy (b. 1907)
  • Mar 6 Pearl S[ydenstricker] Buck, American author (Good Earth - Nobel Prize 1938), dies at 80
  • Mar 6 Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki), dies at 67
  • Mar 7 Andre de Meulemeester, Belgium WW I pilot [Eagle of Flanders], dies at 78
  • Mar 10 Richard Sharples, governor of Bermuda, assassinated
  • Mar 10 Eugene 'Bull' Connor, American segregationist (b. 1897)
  • Mar 12 Manuel Rojas Sepulveda, Chilean writer (Hijo de Ladron), dies at 77
  • Mar 14 Murat B "Chic" Young, US comic strip artist (Blondie), dies at 72
  • Mar 16 M Revis, [Willem Fisherman), author (People that Mutiny), dies at 68
  • Mar 25 Edward Steichen, pioneer of US photography, dies at 93
  • Mar 26 Noel Coward, English playwright (Private Letters), dies at 73
  • Mar 26 Don Messer, Canadian fiddler (b. 1909)
  • Mar 28 Hakuun Yasutani, Zen teacher/co-founder (Sanbo Kyodan), dies
  • Apr 5 John Coleman, Australian rules footballer (b. 1928)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 8 Pablo (Ruiz y) Picasso, Spanish/French painter (Guernica), dies at 91

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • Apr 13 Alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73
  • Apr 14 Minna Gombell, dies in Santa Monica CA
  • Apr 21 Arthur Fadden, thirteenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)
  • Apr 23 Otto Eissfeldt, German old testament scholar, dies at 85
  • Apr 27 Libbe de Wal, founder of Humanistic Covenant, dies at 72
  • Apr 30 Václav Renč, Czech poet, dramatist and translator (b. 1911)
  • May 4 Jane Bowles, American writer and playwright, dies at 56
  • May 10 Loren Tindall, dies of heart attack at 51
  • May 11 Grigory M Kosinzev, Russian director, dies
  • May 14 Jean Gebser, German-born author, linguist, and poet (b. 1905)
  • May 15 Willem H Rassers, Dutch cult anthropologist (Pandji-Novel), dies at 95
  • May 17 Alexander J Kropholler, Dutch architect/writer, dies at 91

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 18 Jeannette Rankin, 1st Congresswoman (1917-19, 41-43) and pacifist, dies at 92

1st Woman Elected to Congress Jeannette Rankin
1st Woman Elected to Congress
Jeannette Rankin
  • May 21 Carlo E Gadda, Italian engineer/writer (War Diary), dies at 79
  • May 26 Jacques Lipchitz, US cubist sculptor, dies at 81
  • May 28 Jacques Lipchitz, Polish/French/US art critic sculptor, dies at 81
  • May 29 Eric Applewhite, entertainer, dies
  • May 31 Albert Egges van Giffen, Dutch archaeologist, dies at 89
  • Jun 1 Harvey S Firestone Jr, US tire manufacturer, dies at 75

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Jun 4 Arna Bontemps, American poet (Harlem Renaissance), dies of heart attack at 72 in Nashville

  • Jun 4 Murray Wilson, father of beachboys Brian, Carl & Dennis, dies at 55
  • Jun 9 Erich von Manstein, German military commander (b. 1887)
  • Jun 10 William M Inge, US playwright (Come Back Little Sheba), dies at 60
  • Jun 18 Willem Vogt, Dutch radio pioneer/founder AVRO, dies at 84
  • Jun 21 Frank Leahy, football coach (Notre Dame), dies at 64
  • Jun 27 Earl Browder, leader US Communist Party (1930-45), dies at 82
  • Jun 30 Elmer Layden, one of Notre Dame's legendary 4-horsemen, died
  • Jun 30 Blessed Vasyl Velychkovsky C.Ss.R Bishop and Martyr (b. 1903)
  • Jun 30 Nancy Mitford, English author (Love in a Cold Climate), one of the Mitford sisters, dies of cancer at 68
  • Jul 2 Ferdinand Schörner, German field marshal (b. 1892)
  • Jul 4 Leonid Stein, Russian chess player, dies at about 39
  • Jul 7 Max Horkheimer, German philosopher/sociologist, dies at 78
  • Jul 16 Trijntje "Nine" van de Schaaf, author (Fries dorpsleven), dies at 91
  • Jul 19 Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 33
  • Jul 20 Robert Smithson, American land artist (b. 1938)
  • Jul 21 Russell Hardie, dies after long illness at 69
  • Jul 23 Eddie Rickenbacker, WW I fighter pilot, dies at 82

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Jul 25 Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of natural causes at 91

12th Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent
12th Prime Minister of Canada
Louis St. Laurent
  • Jul 29 Norm Smith, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)
  • Aug 1 Walter Ulbricht, pres German DR, dies at 80
  • Aug 2 Jean-Pierre Melville, director (Bob Le Flambeur), dies at 57
  • Aug 3 Richard Marshall, U.S. Army general (b. 1895)

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Aug 6 Fulgencio Batista y Zaldivar, Cuban Dictator (1940-58), dies at 72

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista
  • Aug 8 Vilhelm Moberg, Swedish author and historian (b. 1898)
  • Aug 9 Dean Corll, shot, he raped & killed 26 boys
  • Aug 12 Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 12 Karl Ziegler, German chemist and Nobel Laureate (polymers), dies at 74

Chemist/Nobel Laureate Karl Ziegler
Chemist/Nobel Laureate
Karl Ziegler
  • Aug 13 Ben van Eysselsteijn, Dutch playwright (Arid Earth), dies at 75
  • Aug 16 Selman A Waksman, Russian/US microbiology (Nobel 1952), dies at 85
  • Aug 17 Conrad Aiken, US poet (Pulitzer), dies at 74
  • Aug 31 Raymond Keane, dies at 66
  • Sep 7 Hans Lorbeer, German writer and politician, dies at 72
  • Sep 11 Salvador Allende Gossens, president Chile (1970-73), dies at 65
  • Sep 11 Neem Karoli Baba, Indian guru
  • Sep 12 Marjorie Post, US philanthropic/multi-millionaire ($200m), dies at 86
  • Sep 15 Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden (b. 1882)
  • Sep 16 Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist, dies at 74
  • Sep 21 William CF Plomer, South African libretto writer (Curlew River), dies at 69
  • Sep 23 A S Neill, British headmaster, dies at 89

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 23 Pablo Neruda, [N R R Basoalto], poet (100 Love Sonnets), dies at 69

  • Sep 26 Anton Schnack, German writer/poet, dies at 81
  • Sep 28 Wystan H Auden, British/US writer (Spain/Platonic Blow), dies at 66
  • Sep 29 W H Auden, Vienna poet, dies