1975 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 408

  • Jan 1 Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell & Mardian convicted of Watergate crimes
  • Jan 1 International Women's Year begins
  • Jan 1 Sweden adopts constitution
  • Jan 1 U.S. Federal oil depletion allowance eliminated for large producers
  • Jan 2 US Department of Interior designates grizzly bear a threatened species
  • Jan 4 Ford Executive Order on CIA Activities within the US (No 11828)
  • Jan 4 Ice thickness measured at 4776 m, Wilkes Land, Antarctica
  • Jan 5 Salyut 4 with crew of 2 is launched for 30 days
  • Jan 5 14 die when British freighter "Lake Illawarra" rams pylon bridge between Derwent & Hobart, Tasmania & ship sinks
  • Jan 7 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)

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Jan 8 Judge John Sirica orders release of Watergate's John W. Dean III, Herbert W. Kalmbach and Jeb Stuart Magruder from prison

US Federal Judge John Sirica
US Federal Judge
John Sirica
  • Jan 9 600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike
  • Jan 9 Australia beat England by 171 runs in 4th Test to regain Ashes
  • Jan 11 Soyuz 17 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4
  • Jan 12 Chrysler Corp offers 1st car rebates

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Jan 13 Henry Kissinger hints at military action against oil countries in case of "actual strangulation of the industrialized world" in the wake of oil shock

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • Jan 14 USSR breaks trade agreement with US
  • Jan 14 17-year-old Lesley Whittle is kidnapped in Shropshire, England
  • Jan 15 Portugal signs accord for Angola's independence
  • Jan 15 Space Mountain opens (Disneyland)
  • Jan 19 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
  • Jan 19 Triple J begins broadcasting in Sydney, Australia.
  • Jan 20 Terrence McNally's "Ritz" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 22 Landsat 2, an Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched
  • Jan 24 Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England

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Jan 25 Bangladeshi parliament disposes of premier Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

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

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Jan 26 Edward Albee's "Seascape" premieres in NYC

Playwright Edward Albee
Playwright
Edward Albee
  • Jan 28 8th ABA All-Star Game: East 151 beats West 124 at San Antonio
  • Jan 29 West Indies win fifth test against India to take exciting series 3-2
  • Feb 1 "Hoppy, Gene & Me" by Roy Rogers peaks at #65
  • Feb 1 Lorne Henning scores on 3rd Islander penalty shot
  • Feb 1 Otis Francis Tabler is 1st open homosexual to get security clearance to work for the Defense Department
  • Feb 2 Army offensive against rebels in Eritrea
  • Feb 2 US female Figure Skating championship won by Dorothy Hamill
  • Feb 2 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
  • Feb 3 Billy Herman, Earl Averill, & Bucky Harris elected to Hall of Fame
  • Feb 4 Haicheng earthquake, M 7.3, occurred in Haicheng, Liaoning, China.
  • Feb 6 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 8 1800 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • Feb 9 Soyuz 17 returns to Earth
  • Feb 10 The Provisional Irish Republican Army agrees to a truce and ceasefire with the British government and the Northern Ireland Office; Seven "incident centres" are established in nationalist areas to monitor the ceasefire

ReplacementLeadership Contest

Feb 11 Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for leadership of the British Conservative Party

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Feb 13 Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash procliams Turkish-Cypriot Federation
  • Feb 14 Bomb explodes at annex of Amsterdam metro station
  • Feb 16 17th Daytona 500: Benny Parsons wins (153.649 MPH)
  • Feb 18 Italy broadens abortion law
  • Feb 20 Margaret Thatcher elected leader of British Conservative Party
  • Feb 20 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 20 A feud begains between the Official Irish Republican Army and the Irish National Liberation Army; the two groups assassinate a number of each other's volunteers until the feud ends in June 1975
  • Feb 21 Watergate figures John Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman & John D Ehrlichman sentenced to 2½-8 yrs for conspiracy and obstruction of justice
  • Feb 23 In response to the energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly two months early in the United States.
  • Feb 25 Ewen Chatfield flattened by Peter Lever & seriously injured
  • Feb 26 1st televised kidney transplant (Today Show)
  • Feb 27 CDU-politician Peter Lorentz kidnapped in West Berlin
  • Feb 27 US House of Representatives pass $21.3 billion anti-recession tax-cut bill
  • Feb 28 41 killed in London Underground, as train speeds past final stop
  • Feb 28 EG signs accord of Lome with 46 developing countries
  • Feb 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 28 A major tube train crash at Moorgate station, London kills 43 people.
  • Mar 3 Linda McCartney is charged in US with possession of marijuana
  • Mar 6 Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
  • Mar 7 US Senate revises filibuster rule, allows 60 senators to limit debate
  • Mar 7 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 8 Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg Manitoba
  • Mar 9 Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
  • Mar 10 Dog spectacles patented in England
  • Mar 10 Sanyo Shinkansen open between Osaka and Fukuoka.
  • Mar 11 Rightist military coup in Portugal under General António de Spínola fails
  • Mar 11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 12 Vietcong conquer Ban me Thuot South Vietnam
  • Mar 13 Bernard Slade's "Same Time, Next Year," premieres in NYC
  • Mar 15 Bundy victim Julie Cunningham disappears from Vail, Colo
  • Mar 15 Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (37.99 sec)
  • Mar 16 US Mariner 10 makes 3rd & final fly-by of Mercury
  • Mar 17 Valeri Muratov skates world record 1000m (1:16.92)
  • Mar 18 Kurds end fight against Iraqi army
  • Mar 21 Ethiopia abolishes its monarchy after 3,000 years
  • Mar 22 Delta State beats Immaculata for the women's AIAW championship
  • Mar 22 Walt Disney World Shopping Village opens
  • Mar 22 A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes dangerous lowering of cooling water levels.
  • Mar 26 "Tommy" premieres in London
  • Mar 26 The Biological Weapons Convention enters into force.
  • Mar 28 Wash Caps win 1st game on road after 37 straight road loses also
  • Mar 31 John Wooden's final game, UCLA, wins 10th NCAA championship in 12 yrs
  • Apr 1 Cambodia President Lon Nol flees for Red Khmer
  • Apr 2 Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.

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Apr 3 Bobby Fischer stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend it

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • Apr 3 James Rupers kills his family to inherit
  • Apr 4 130 killed as USAF plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashes
  • Apr 4 Steve Miller is arrested for burning his girlfriend's clothes
  • Apr 4 USAF transport carrying orphans from Saigon crashes killing 155

CommunicationFounding of Microsoft

Apr 4 Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

  • Apr 5 Soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely
  • Apr 6 Bundy victim Denise Oliverson disappears from Grand Junction, Colo
  • Apr 6 Fastest hat trick by a Wash Cap 3 mins 26 secs (Stan Gilbertson)
  • Apr 7 Preliminary meeting in Paris on world economic crisis between oil-exporting, oil-importing, and non-oil Third World countries
  • Apr 9 24 OECD members sign an agreement to establish a $25 billion lending facility to provide assistance to industrial nations hurt by high oil prices
  • Apr 12 Linda Ronstadt releases "When Will I Be Loved"
  • Apr 12 Six Catholic civilians are killed in a Ulster Volunteer Force gun and grenade attack on Strand Bar in Belfast, North Ireland
  • Apr 13 Chad military coup by General Odingar

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Eiichiro Oda, Japanese Manga artist
  • Jan 3 Thomas Bangalter, French DJ (Daft Punk)
  • Jan 5 Ray Morgan, announcer (I'd Like to See)
  • Jan 6 Yukana, Japanese seiyū
  • Jan 6 Jason King, English radio DJ (Radio 1)
  • Jan 9 Kimberley Ann Scott Mathers, former wife of Eminem
  • Jan 14 Ricardo López, Uruguayan-born stalker of Björk, born in Uruguay (d. 1996)
  • Jan 15 Edith Bowman, Scottish television and radio presenter
  • Jan 16 Greg Strause, American visual effects creator
  • Jan 23 Tito Ortiz, American UFC fighter
  • Jan 24 Danielle Connors, Miss Virginia USA (1996)
  • Jan 28 David Zingler, American writer
  • Jan 31 Jackie O, Australian radio host
  • Feb 6 Svend-Allan Sørensen, Danish artist
  • Feb 9 Clinton Grybas, Australian Football commentator (d. 2008)
  • Feb 10 Amber Frey, American witness in the Scott Peterson case
  • Feb 14 Yul Kwon, American Survivor contestant
  • Feb 24 Ashley MacIsaac, Canadian fiddler
  • Feb 24 Maurizio Giuliano, writer and traveller
  • Feb 27 Shelby Walker, American mixed martial artist (d. 2006)
  • Mar 11 Eric the Midget [Eric S. Lynch], Rodeo, California, American radio personality
  • Mar 12 Annabel Port, English radio presenter
  • Mar 15 Veselin Topalov, Bulgarian chess player
  • Mar 19 Matthew Richardson, Australian rules footballer
  • Mar 21 Mark Williams, Welsh snooker player
  • Apr 3 Mickey Beyer Clausen, Danish entrepreneur and philanthropist
  • Apr 4 Delphine Arnault, French businesswoman
  • Apr 4 Thobias Fredriksson, Swedish cross-country skier
  • Apr 10 Floris, Prince of Netherlands
  • Apr 11 Walid Soliman, Tunisian author
  • Apr 14 Anderson Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist
  • Apr 27 Rabih Abdullah, former National Football League player
  • Apr 29 Béres Zoo, Hungarian radio DJ
  • May 4 Laci Peterson, American murder victim (d. 2002)
  • May 7 Zee, American hip hop artist
  • May 17 Cheick Kongo, French martial artist
  • May 17 Jonti Picking, British cartoonist
  • May 18 John Higgins, Scottish snooker player
  • May 18 Peter Iwers, Swedish bass player (In Flames)
  • May 28 Caresa Winters, Miss South Dakota USA (1996)
  • May 30 Marissa Mayer, American technology executive (CEO of Yahoo, designed Google home page) born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Jun 13 Johannes Grenzfurthner, Austrian artist, writer, curator and director
  • Jun 14 Chris Onstad, American cartoonist
  • Jun 25 Vladimir Kramnik, Russian chess player
  • Jun 26 Jonah Sorrentino, American hip hop artist
  • Jul 4 Tania Davis, Australian violist
  • Jul 6 Amir-Abbas Fakhravar, Iranian journalist and activist
  • Jul 7 Michael Voss, Australian rules footballer
  • Jul 17 Gino D'Acampo, Italian celebrity chef
  • Jul 17 Terence Tao, Australian-Chinese mathematician
  • Jul 20 Birgitta Ohlsson, Swedish politician
  • Jul 30 Graham Nicholls, English artist
  • Jul 31 Simon Hirst, British radio DJ
  • Aug 6 Renate Götschl, Austrian alpine skier
  • Aug 11 Natasha Bell, Miss Michigan USA (1996)
  • Aug 13 Joe Perry, English snooker player
  • Aug 19 Chynna Clugston, American comic book creator
  • Aug 20 Marianne Garvey, American reporter
  • Aug 20 Marcus Mastin, American author
  • Aug 25 Jeremy Horn, American MMA Fighter
  • Aug 27 Jonny Moseley, American skier
  • Sep 7 Norifumi Abe, Japanese motorcycle road racer (d. 2007)
  • Sep 10 Jonathan Hoenig, American investment advisor
  • Sep 11 Juliette Spier, Miss North Dakota USA (1996)
  • Sep 11 Tiffany Parks, Miss Arkansas USA (1996)
  • Sep 18 "Habacuc" Guillermo Vargas, Costa Rican artist
  • Sep 23 Chris Hawkins, British radio personality
  • Sep 24 Kyle Turley, former National Football League offensive lineman
  • Oct 9 Sean Ono Lennon, Son of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's, born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 23 Jessicka, American artist
  • Oct 27 Zadie Smith, British novelist
  • Nov 4 Eduard Kokcharov, Russian handball player
  • Nov 7 Suesan Rajabi, Miss Colorado USA (1996)

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Nov 7 Marcus Luttrell, United States Navy SEAL ("Lone Survivor"), born in Houston, Texas

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell
Navy SEAL
Marcus Luttrell
  • Nov 15 Scott Henshall, British fashion designer
  • Nov 21 Chris Moneymaker, American poker player
  • Nov 24 Thomas Kohnstamm, American writer
  • Nov 28 Eka Kurniawan, Indonesian writer
  • Dec 5 Ronnie O'Sullivan, English snooker player
  • Dec 7 Nikola Wapzarow, writer
  • Dec 19 Jon Smith, British writer
  • Dec 22 Sergei Aschwanden, born in Bern
  • Dec 25 Rob Mariano, American reality show contestant
  • Dec 25 Pardis Sabeti, Iranian-American biologist and geneticist, born in Tehran, Iran

Weddings in History

  • Jan 21 Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor (57) weds toy inventor Jack Ryan (48) (div. 1976)

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 29 Molecular biologist Peter Agre (26) weds Mary Macgill

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre
  • Jun 7 Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard (21) weds Cheryl Alley (21) at Magnolia Park United Methodist Church in Burbank, California
  • Jun 30 Cher, just 4 days after divorcing Sonny Bono marries Gregg Allman

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 1 Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (44) weds Ann Fowler

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Roone Arledge

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 13 Novelist Danielle Steel (28) weds Danny Zugelder in the prison canteen

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 11 Future US President Bill Clinton (29) weds future US Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham (28) in a Methodist ceremony in their living room in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Dec 6 US Senator Bob Dole (52) weds former senator Elizabeth Hanford (39)

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 19 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (45) weds Beverly Zile

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Astronaut
Buzz Aldrin

Divorces in History

  • Jun 26 Cher divorces Sonny Bono
  • Jul 10 Cher files for divorce from Gregg Allman, 10 days after they married

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 10 Journalist Ben Bradlee (54) divorces Antoinette Pinchot after 19 years of marriage

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 128

  • Jan 3 Robert Neumann, Austrian/British author (False Flag), dies at 77
  • Jan 3 Walter Linck, Swiss sculptor, dies at 71
  • Jan 4 Carlo Levi, Italian writer (Parole Sono Pietre), dies at 72
  • Jan 8 Louis J H C A de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Gypsy Blood), dies at 66
  • Jan 9 Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
  • Jan 12 Caryn Campbell, Bundy victim, disappears from Snowmass, Colo
  • Jan 19 Thomas Hart Benton, American painter dies at 85 (b. 1889)
  • Jan 22 Klaas Voskuil, Dutch journalist, dies at 79
  • Jan 22 Andrew George Burry, Swiss-born manufacturer and businessman (b. 1873)
  • Jan 23 Karel Paul van der Mandele, director (Rotterdam Bank), dies at 94
  • Jan 25 Charlotte Whitton, Canadian politician, mayor of Ottawa (b. 1896)
  • Jan 27 Bill Walsh, American producer and writer (b. 1913)
  • Jan 28 Ola Raknes, Norwegian psychoanalyst and philologist (b. 1887)
  • Feb 3 William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (b. 1873)
  • Feb 8 Robert Robinson, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1886)
  • Feb 9 Constant Burniaux, Belgian art historian (L'amour Vivre), dies at 82
  • Feb 10 Nikos Kavvadias, Greek poet and writer (b. 1910)
  • Feb 11 Richard Ratsimandrava, Malagasy soldier and statesman, assassinated (b. 1931)
  • Feb 13 Henry P Van Dusen, US protestant theologist, dies at 77
  • Feb 14 Heintje Davids, [Hendrika David], Dutch cabaret artist, dies at 87
  • Feb 14 Julian S Huxley, English scholar/dir-gen (UNESCO), dies at 87
  • Feb 14 Pelham G Wodehouse, English/US writer (Piccadilly Jim), dies at 93
  • Feb 15 Julian Huxley, biologist, dies
  • Feb 15 Pelham G Wodehouse, writer, dies
  • Feb 18 Chivu Stoica, [Stoica Chivu), premier of Romania (1955-61), dies at 66
  • Feb 18 Raymond Moley, US advisor to pres Roosevelt "Brain Trust", dies at 88
  • Feb 24 Nikolai A Bulganin, marshal/premier of USSR (1955-58), dies at 79
  • Feb 25 Elijah Muhammad, leader of Nation of Islam, dies in Chicago at 77
  • Mar 2 Josiah Mwangi Kariuki, Kenyan politician (b.1929)
  • Mar 7 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (b. 1895)
  • Mar 8 George Stevens, US director (Swing Time, Gunga Din), dies at 70
  • Mar 9 Joseph Dunninger, NYC, mentalist (Amazing Dunninger), dies at 82
  • Mar 9 Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (b. 1888)
  • Mar 13 Ali Sastroamidjojo, Indonesian attorney/minister/premier, dies at 71
  • Mar 13 Ivo Andric, Yugoslavian author (Nemiri-Nobel 1961), dies at 82
  • Mar 13 Ruth Schaumann, German author/painter/sculptor, dies at 75
  • Mar 15 Aristotle S Onassis, Greek shipping magnate, dies at 69
  • Mar 16 Richard W. DeKorte, American politician (b. 1936)
  • Mar 18 Alain Grandbois, Quebec poet (b. 1900)
  • Mar 19 John A DeMott, dies at 63
  • Mar 21 Ralph Hawtrey, economist (multiplier), dies at 95
  • Mar 22 Paul Verhoeven, German director dies at 73

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Mar 25 Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia (1964-75), shot by nephew at 68

  • Mar 30 Peter Bamm, writer, dies
  • Apr 1 Eugeen Yoors, Flemish draftsman/glass painter, dies at 95
  • Apr 5 Inez Courtney, dies at 67
  • Apr 5 Victor GM Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65), dies at 58

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Apr 6 Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China (1928-1975), dies at 87

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Apr 10 Walker Evans, US photographer (Fortune Magazine), dies at 71
  • Apr 12 Josephine Baker, US/French revue artist (Folies-Bergere), dies at 68
  • Apr 13 N'garta Tombalbaye, president Chad, dies
  • Apr 15 Charles Marshall, dies
  • Apr 15 John B McKay, US test pilot (X-15), dies
  • Apr 17 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher (b. 1888)
  • Apr 23 R D Brinkmann, writer, dies
  • Apr 28 Jan A de Jonge, Dutch historian, dies at 48
  • Apr 29 Darwin Judge, USMC-corporal, 1 of last US soldiers killed in Vietnam
  • Apr 29 Michael John Shea, USMC-lt/pilot, 1 of last soldiers killed in Vietnam
  • Apr 29 William Craig Nystul, USMC capt, 1 of last US soldiers killed in Vietnam
  • May 3 Samuel Gonard, chairman (International Red Cross), dies at 78
  • May 6 József Mindszenty [József Pehm], Hungarian cardinal who opposed fascism and communism in Hungary, dies at 83
  • May 9 Philip Dorn, dies at 73
  • May 16 Michael X, (Abdul Malik), hanged in Trinidad, for murder
  • May 20 Dame Barbara Hepworth, English sculptor, dies in fire at 72
  • May 23 Jackie "Moms" Mabley, comedienne (Amazing Grace), dies at 81
  • May 28 Eric Emerson, entertainer, dies
  • May 30 Tatsuo Shimabuku, Japanese martial artist (b. 1908)
  • Jun 2 Eisaku Sato, premier of Japan (1964-71 Nobel 1974), dies at 74
  • Jun 5 Paul Keres, Estonian chess player (b. 1916)
  • Jun 8 William F Jenkins, author (Time Tunnel, Land of Giants), dies at 78
  • Jun 14 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (b. 1902)
  • Jun 18 Faisal Ibn Mussed Abdul Aziz, Saudi prince, beheaded in Riyadh shopping center parking lot for killing his uncle the king

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 19 Sam Giancana, American gangster, dies of multiple gunshot wounds at 67

Gangster Sam Giancana
Gangster
Sam Giancana
  • Jun 26 St. Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish Catholic priest (b. 1902)
  • Jun 28 Rod Serling, writer/host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), dies at 50
  • Jun 28 Konstantinos Apostolos Doxiadis, Greek architect (b. 1913)
  • Jul 4 Georgette Heyer, English author (b. 1902)
  • Jul 6 Otto Skorzeny, German/Austrian SS (Mussolini/Ardennen), dies
  • Jul 10 Achiel H van Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58), dies at 77
  • Jul 11 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, dies at 89
  • Jul 17 Modoc, the elephant, dies at age 78 (oldest known nonhuman mammal)
  • Jul 17 Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian writer and public benefactor (b. 1893)
  • Aug 11 Anthony C McAuliffe, US gen/commandant 101st div (Nuts!), dies at 77
  • Aug 14 Joris Baers, Flemish bibliographer (founder Boekengids), dies at 87

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 15 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding father of Bangladesh and 1st and 4th President of Bangladesh (1971-72 and 1975-76), assassinated in a military coup by a group of junior army officers at 53

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • Aug 15 Clay Shaw, alleged John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracist & businessman (b. 1913)
  • Aug 24 Charles H Revson, US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69
  • Aug 25 John R Dunning, US physicist, dies at 67
  • Aug 26 Cullen Landis, entertainer, dies at 80

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Aug 27 Haile Selassie [Ras Tafari Makonnen], Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74), dies of suspected assassination by strangulation at 83

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • Aug 28 Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (b. 1907)
  • Aug 29 Eamon de Valera, Irish president (1937..59), dies at 92
  • Sep 16 Irene Hayes, Ziegfeld girl and businesswoman (b. 1896)
  • Sep 20 Saint-John Perse, French diplomat/poet (Nobel 1960), dies at 78
  • Sep 24 Earle Cabell, Texas politician (b. 1906)
  • Sep 27 Jack Lang, Australian politician (b. 1876)
  • Oct 2 Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)
  • Oct 3 Bauke Tuinstra, Fries notary/writer (Ealse & I), dies at 75
  • Oct 3 Guy Mollet, French premier (1956-57), dies at 69
  • Oct 10 Lillian Walker, dies at 88