1974 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 430

  • Jan 1 Lee MacPhail takes over as AL president, succeeding Joe Cronin
  • Jan 1 World Population Year begins
  • Jan 1 With effect from this date the New Zealand government terminates all tariff preferences previously granted to South Africa

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Jan 2 55 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jan 2 Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres
  • Jan 3 Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as premier of Spain
  • Jan 3 Burma accepts its constitution
  • Jan 3 Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London
  • Jan 3 Miguel Pinero's "Short Eyes," premieres in NYC
  • Jan 4 Nixon refuses to hand over tapes subpoenaed by Watergate Committee
  • Jan 5 An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses.
  • Jan 6 United Kingdom begins three-day work week during energy crisis
  • Jan 6 In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.
  • Jan 7 Gasoline rationed in Netherlands
  • Jan 8 Gold hits record $126.50 an ounce in London
  • Jan 8 Loch Ness Monster "photographed"
  • Jan 8 Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York
  • Jan 12 Libya & Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic"
  • Jan 13 Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
  • Jan 14 World Football League founded
  • Jan 15 Expert panel reports 18½ minute gap in Watergate tape, 5 separate erasures

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Jan 16 "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published by Doubleday

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • Jan 16 L A Landslide kills 9, Canyonville, Oregon
  • Jan 18 Israel & Egypt sign weapons accord
  • Jan 19 Belgium government of Leburton falls
  • Jan 19 China and South Vietnam clash over the Paracel Islands, resulting in a Chinese victory
  • Jan 20 7th ABA All-Star Game: East 128 beats West 112 at Virginia
  • Jan 21 Gold hits record $161.31/silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
  • Jan 23 1st edition of women's magazine "Story"
  • Jan 24 10th British Commonwealth Games open in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Jan 25 Christian Barnard transplants 1st human heart without removal of old
  • Jan 26 Bülent Ecevit becomes Prime Minister of Turkey for the 1st time
  • Jan 28 Sam Thompson, Jim Bottomley, & Jocko Conlan elected to Hall of Fame
  • Jan 29 Kuwait announces 60 percent government participation in BP-Gulf concession
  • Jan 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 1 Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.
  • Feb 2 Pope Paul VI encyclical "To Honor Mary"
  • Feb 2 The F-16 Fighting Falcon flies for the first time.
  • Feb 2 10th British Commonwealth Games close in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Feb 4 Chimpanzee Nim Chimsky signs his 1st word, at 2½ months
  • Feb 4 Petroleum rationing ends in Netherlands
  • Feb 4 Patricia Hearst (19), daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst, kidnapped by Symbionese Liberation Army
  • Feb 4 Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes on a bus in West Yorkshire, England, carrying British Army soldiers and some of their family members
  • Feb 5 British miners begin their strike in reaction to the three-day week
  • Feb 5 Maximum speed on Autobahn reduced to 100 kph
  • Feb 5 US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure
  • Feb 5 John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the United States Congress
  • Feb 5 Randolph Hearst’s 19-year-old daughter, Patty Hearst, is kidnapped from their home in California
  • Feb 6 Dutch speed limit set at 100km due to oil crisis
  • Feb 6 US House of Reps begins determining grounds for impeachment of Nixon
  • Feb 7 Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day)
  • Feb 7 UK Prime Minister Edward Heath calls for a 'snap' general election in the midst of a protracted miners' strike
  • Feb 7 The Symbionese Liberation Army claims responsibility for the for kidnapping of Patty Hearst, daughter of Randolph Hearst

Music releaseMusic Single

Feb 8 Ringo Starr releases the single "You're 16" in the UK

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Feb 8 Skylab 4's astronauts land
  • Feb 8 3 US astronauts return to Earth after a 85 days in the US space station, Skylab
  • Feb 9 "Daddy What If" by Bobby Bare peaks at #41
  • Feb 9 "The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24
  • Feb 9 US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
  • Feb 9 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
  • Feb 10 Iran/Iraqi border fight breaks out
  • Feb 10 Silver futures hit record $4.81½ an ounce in London
  • Feb 11 Titan-Centaur rocket test launch fails

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Feb 11 Henry Kissinger unveils Nixon Administration's seven-point "Project Independence" plan to make the U.S. energy independent

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • Feb 11 Libya nationalizes three US oil companies that had not agreed to 51 percent nationalization in September
  • Feb 12 Heads of state of Algeria, Egypt, Syria, and Saudi Arabia discuss oil strategy in view of the progress in Arab-Israeli disengagement
  • Feb 13 Dissident Nobel writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from USSR

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Feb 13 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Feb 17 Robert K. Preston, a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House with a stolen helicopter.
  • Feb 17 16th Daytona 500: Richard Petty wins (140.894 MPH)
  • Feb 18 NASA launches Italian satellite San Marcos C-2 (235/843 km)
  • Feb 18 US ambassador to India Daniel Moynihan present $2,046,700,000 check
  • Feb 20 Cher files for separation from husband Sonny Bono
  • Feb 21 Israeli forces leave western Suez
  • Feb 21 Silver hits record $5.96½ an ounce in London
  • Feb 21 Yugoslavia adopts constitution
  • Feb 22 Ethiopian police shoot at demonstrators
  • Feb 24 Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh
  • Feb 26 Gold hits record $188 an ounce in Paris
  • Feb 27 "People" magazine begins sales
  • Feb 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 28 Ethiopian government of Makonnen forms
  • Feb 28 British parliamentary elections result in a hung parliament
  • Feb 28 Taiwan police shoots into crowd
  • Feb 28 US & Egypt re-form diplomatic relations after 7 years
  • Mar 1 Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides
  • Mar 2 1st class postage raised to 10 cents from 8 cents
  • Mar 2 Grand jury concludes US President Richard Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up
  • Mar 2 Greg Chappell makes 247* v NZ, 410 minutes, 29 fours 1 six
  • Mar 3 World's worst air disaster, Turkish DC-10 crashes in Paris (346 die)
  • Mar 4 David Hares' "Knuckle" premieres in London

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Mar 4 Harold Wilson replaces resigning Edward Heath as British premier

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
  • Mar 5 Ralph Stewart failed in 2nd Islander penalty shot
  • Mar 6 An Italian loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette in Monte Carlo
  • Mar 7 "Monitor" (US Civil War Ship) restored at Cape Hatteras NC
  • Mar 7 1st general strike in Ethiopia
  • Mar 8 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France
  • Mar 9 Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended
  • Mar 10 Christian Democrats win Belgium parliamentary election
  • Mar 10 Lawrence Rowe completes 302 v Eng Bridgetown, 36 fours 1 six

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 12 Tor Arne Hetland, Norwegian cross-country skier
  • Jan 18 Michael Tunn, Australian television and radio
  • Jan 18 Princess Claire of Belgium
  • Jan 23 Richard T. Slone, British artist
  • Jan 24 Kristy Sargeant, ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Jan 24 Layla Linn, Miss New Mexico USA (1996)
  • Jan 24 Shii Ann Huang, American game show contestant
  • Jan 26 Shannon Hale, American author
  • Jan 30 Jemima Khan, English socialite
  • Feb 4 Mijntje Donners, Dutch hockey international
  • Feb 7 Emma McLaughlin, American novelist
  • Feb 8 Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, French disc jockey (Daft Punk)
  • Feb 8 Kimbo Slice [Kevin Ferguson], American mixed martial artist, born in the Bahamas (d. 2016)
  • Feb 10 Tanoai Reed, American stunt performer
  • Feb 11 Alex Jones, American radio host
  • Feb 11 Zain Verjee, American newsreporter
  • Feb 12 Fonzworth Bentley, American hip-hop artist
  • Feb 13 Gus Hansen, Danish professional poker player
  • Feb 13 Jeff Duran, American radio personality
  • Feb 15 Miranda July, American performance artist
  • Feb 18 Ruby Dhalla, Canadian politician
  • Feb 22 Chris Moyles, English DJ
  • Mar 11 Jon Dalton, the infamous "Jonny Fairplay" from the 7th and 16th season of Survivor
  • Mar 17 Mark Dolan, TV show host
  • Mar 20 Andrzej Pilipiuk, Polish writer
  • Mar 28 Mark King, English snooker player
  • Mar 28 Scott Mills, British radio disc jockey
  • Apr 8 Holger Hott Johansen, Norwegian orienteerist
  • Apr 8 Nnedi Okorafor-Mbachu, Nigerian American writer
  • Apr 8 Chris Kyle, Odessa, Texas, Navy SEAL sniper (160 kills), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 9 Alexander Pichushkin, Russian serial killer
  • Apr 10 Eric Greitens, American former military officer
  • Apr 13 Ruben Östlund, Swedish director (The Square), born in Styrsö, Sweden
  • Apr 18 Edgar Wright, British director
  • Apr 24 Dave Vitty, British radio personality
  • Apr 28 Vernon Kay, British TV/radio presenter
  • May 3 Princess Haya bint Hussein of Jordan
  • May 8 Jon Tickle, English entertainer
  • May 21 Fairuza Balk (The Craft, Gas Food Lodging)

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May 23 Ken Jennings, American game show contestant, born in Edmonds, Washington

74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings
74 Time Jeopardy Champion
Ken Jennings
  • May 31 Adrian Tomine, American cartoonist
  • Jun 2 Matt Serra, American mixed martial ar
  • Jun 2 Gata Kamsky, American chess player
  • Jun 4 Andrew Gwynne, British politician
  • Jun 7 Bear Grylls, British survivor
  • Jun 9 Tim Shaw, British radio personality
  • Jun 11 Tanya Pogatchnik, Miss Montana USA (1996)
  • Jun 16 Paul Lee, British sculptural artist
  • Jun 21 Natasha Desborough, British radio personality
  • Jun 23 Maria Carolina Christina, Princess of Netherlands
  • Jul 4 Kellee Nicole Kattleman, Miss Wyoming USA (1996)
  • Jul 9 Sian Berry, British politician
  • Jul 10 Idalmis Marina Vidal, Miss Florida USA (1996)
  • Jul 13 Jean Zhang, Miss Suriname 1993
  • Jul 18 Alan Morrison, British poet
  • Jul 20 Kevin Meadows, gay rights activist
  • Jul 25 Lysa Jackson, Miss South Carolina USA (1996)

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Jul 28 Alexis Tsipras, Greek politician (Greek President 2015), born in Athens

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras
Prime Minister of Greece
Alexis Tsipras
  • Aug 9 Kirill Reznik, American politician
  • Aug 17 Nicola Kraus, American novelist
  • Aug 21 Amy Fisher, shot Mary Jo Buttafucco, born in Long Island, New York
  • Aug 26 Eric D. Snider, American humor columnist / movie reviewer
  • Aug 28 Johan Andersson, Swedish game programmer
  • Sep 1 Jhonen Vasquez, American comic book artist
  • Sep 8 Tanaz Eshaghian, Iranian-born American documentarian
  • Sep 9 Vikram Batra, Officer of the Indian Army
  • Sep 10 Jill Chartier, Miss Oregon USA (1996)
  • Sep 12 Caroline Aigle, First female French fighter pilot (d. 2007)
  • Sep 17 Tormod Granheim, Norwegian adventurer
  • Sep 20 Michael Waddington, American defense lawyer
  • Sep 26 Gary Hall Jr, US, 50m/100m/400m free relay (Oly-gold/2 silver-96)
  • Oct 2 Paul Teutul Jr., co-star of American Chopper
  • Oct 5 Rich Franklin, American Mixed Martial Artist
  • Oct 12 Stephen Lee, English snooker player
  • Oct 17 Janne Puurtinen, Finnish keyboarder (HIM)
  • Oct 17 Ariel Levy, American feminist writer
  • Oct 20 Ayelet Ohayon, Israel, Women's foil fencer (Oly-1996)
  • Oct 23 Derek Landy, Lusk, Ireland, author (Skulduggery Pleasant series)
  • Oct 24 Alexander PGR duke of Ulster, son of English prince Richard
  • Oct 31 Julie Minta Gleneck, Miss New Hampshire USA (1996)
  • Nov 8 Masashi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author
  • Nov 8 Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author
  • Nov 14 Adam Walsh, American murder victim (d. 1981)
  • Nov 16 Maurizio Margaglio, Italian ice dancer
  • Nov 23 Regina Fisher, Miss West Virginia USA (1996)
  • Dec 7 Kang Full, South Korean webcomic artist
  • Dec 13 Sara Cox, English TV and radio presenter
  • Dec 17 Duff Goldman, American chef

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 18 Author Maya Angelou (45) weds Paul Bernard Du Feu

Author, Poet and Activist Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Activist
Maya Angelou

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 23 US Governor Jeb Bush (21) weds philantropist Columba Bush (20) in Austin, Texas

US Governor Jeb Bush
US Governor
Jeb Bush

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 135

  • Jan 6 David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican sculptor/muralist, dies at 77
  • Jan 7 Charles Alfred Coulson, British Chemist (theoretical), dies at 63
  • Jan 13 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer and poet (b. 1904)
  • Jan 14 Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia parliament chairman, dies at 62
  • Jan 20 Edmund Blunden, British poet/critic, dies at 77
  • Jan 21 Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author, dies at 48
  • Jan 21 Lewis L Strauss, head US Atomic Energy Comm (1953-58), dies at 78
  • Jan 26 Siegfried von Vegesack, German writer, dies at 85
  • Jan 27 Georgios Grivas, Greek gen/oppos leader on Cyprus (EOKA), dies at 75
  • Jan 27 Paula Ludwig, Austrian German poet, dies at 74
  • Jan 31 Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Flandre), dies at 72

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Jan 31 Samuel Goldwyn, Polish/English/US film magnate (MGM), dies of natural causes at 91

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • Feb 1 Lynda Ann Healy, 1st Bundy murder victim, abducted in Seattle
  • Feb 4 Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (b. 1894)
  • Feb 8 Fritz Zwicky, Swiss/US astronomer (supernova, dark matter), dies at 75
  • Feb 8 Franz Weyergans, Belgian writer and translator (Les Gens Heureux), dies at 61
  • Feb 9 Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier, dies at 60
  • Feb 16 John Garand, Canadian rifle engineer and manufacturer (b. 1888)
  • Feb 22 Samuel Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (b. 1930)
  • Feb 28 Mees Toxopeus, Dutch rescue-vessel captain, dies at 89
  • Mar 1 Jos de Haes, Flemish philological/poet (Azuren Holte), dies at 53
  • Mar 2 Salvador Puig Antich, Spanish anarchist (b. 1948)
  • Mar 4 Adolph Gottlieb, US painter, dies at 71
  • Mar 5 Solomon I "Sol" Hurok, US impresario, dies at 85
  • Mar 8 Christian van Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor (Spinroc), dies at 56
  • Mar 9 Earl W Sutherland Jr, US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971), dies at 58
  • Mar 12 Billy Fox, Protestant Dublin MP, assassinated
  • Mar 12 George D. Sax, Drive-in bank and instant loan innovator. Owner of the Saxony Hotel. (b. 1904)
  • Mar 17 Carroll Nye, actor (Gone with the Wind), dies at 72
  • Mar 17 Louis I Kahn, Estonia/US architect, dies at about 73
  • Mar 19 Anne Klien, fashion designer, dies at 51
  • Mar 19 Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist/daughter of Otto K, dies at 70
  • Mar 20 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, African American advocate in Virginia, dies at 83
  • Mar 21 Candy Darling, [James Slattery], female impersonator, dies
  • Mar 24 Doris Deane, dies at 74
  • Mar 24 Yoshida Isoya, Japanese architect (modern sukiya style), dies at 79
  • Mar 29 Seton I Miller, writer, dies at 71
  • Mar 30 Ludovicus J Rogier, Dutch historian (Reborn in Freedom), dies at 79

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 2 Georges Pompidou, French President (1969-1974) and Prime Minister (1962-1968), dies in Paris at 62

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Apr 5 A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (b. 1882)
  • Apr 6 Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (Hilversum Town Hall), dies at 89
  • Apr 6 Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman (b.1895)
  • Apr 8 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic archbishop of Toronto (b. 1894)
  • Apr 10 Patricia Collinge, dies at 81
  • Apr 10 Roger Bastide, French sociologist, dies at 76
  • Apr 12 Carl Jaffe, dies at 72
  • Apr 17 Frank McGee, Today show host, dies of cancer at 52
  • Apr 18 Marcel Pagnol, French writer/movie (Topaz), dies at 79
  • Apr 20 Mohammed Ayub Khan, premier/president (Pakistan), dies
  • Apr 20 Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, dies at 81
  • May 10 Hal Mohr, Cinematographer, Husband of Evelyn Venable (b. 1894)
  • May 13 Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican writer (b. 1902)
  • May 17 Ernest Nash, German born archaeologist (b. 1898)
  • May 23 Kathleen Cannell, writer, dies
  • May 26 Kitty Gordon, entertainer, dies at 96
  • May 31 Adelle Davis, US nutrionalist (Let's stay healthy), dies at 70

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Jun 9 Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, dies at 74

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • Jun 10 Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester/baron Culloden, dies at 74
  • Jun 11 Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (b. 1898)
  • Jun 11 Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil (b. 1883)

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Jun 18 Georgy Zhukov, Russian deputy commander-in-chief of the Red Army during WWII (Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin) and Minister of Defense, dies at 77

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • Jun 18 Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (b. 1896)
  • Jun 22 Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker and billiards player (b. 1912)
  • Jun 25 Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1893)
  • Jun 30 Alberta King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in church
  • Jun 30 Vannevar Bush, American engineer and politician (b. 1890)

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Jul 1 Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), dies of a heart attack at 78

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • Jul 3 John C Ransom, US poet (World's Body), dies
  • Jul 4 Mohammed SA al-Hoesseini, Mufti of Jerusalem/pres Com Palestine, dies
  • Jul 9 Sonia Gaskell, Russian/Neth choreographer (Diaghilev), dies at 70

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Jul 9 Earl Warren, governor of California/Supreme court justice (1953-68), dies at 83

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • Jul 11 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
  • Jul 13 Patrick MS Blackett, British physicist (Nobel 1948), dies at 76
  • Jul 14 Henri Smajda, Tunis/French publisher (Combat), commits suicide at 77
  • Jul 14 Carl Spaatz, American World War II general and 1st Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, dies at 83
  • Jul 15 Christine Chubbuck, television news reporter (b.1944)
  • Jul 21 Willem F K Hussem, painter/poet (Steltlopen on Sea), dies at 74
  • Jul 22 Wayne L Morse, (Sen-D-Oregon), dies at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 24 James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935), dies at 82

Physicist James Chadwick
Physicist
James Chadwick
  • Jul 26 Arthur K Watson, US businessman (IBM), dies at 55
  • Jul 29 Erich Kästner, German author (b. 1899)
  • Aug 1 Ildebrando Antoniutti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1898)
  • Aug 7 Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet (b. 1925)
  • Aug 8 Baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67
  • Aug 13 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Pray for the Wanderer), dies at 76
  • Aug 14 Raymond Budd, South African trade unionist
  • Aug 15 Mrs Park Chung Hi, wife of South Korean president, murdered
  • Aug 16 Karl E Mundt, (Rep/Sen), dies
  • Aug 17 Aldo Palazzeschi, [Giurlani], Italian writer, dies at 89
  • Aug 19 Rodger Davies, United States ambassador to Cyprus, murdered at 53 by Greek Cypriot gunmen during a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia
  • Aug 23 Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (b. 1888)
  • Aug 24 Alexander de Seversky, Russian-American aviation pioneer (b. 1894)

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Aug 26 Charles Lindbergh, US aviator, dies at 72

  • Aug 30 Abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Leeuwenhoek), dies at 87
  • Aug 31 William Pershing Benedict, American pilot
  • Aug 31 Norman Kirk, New Zealand prime minister (b. 1923
  • Sep 4 Creighton W Abrams, US general/army staff chief (Vietnam), dies at 59
  • Sep 4 Marcel Achard, French dramatist (La forges the Paris), dies at 75
  • Sep 4 Lewi Pethrus, Swedish politician (b. 1884)
  • Sep 8 Robert Cox, last surviving member of Keystone Kops, dies at 79