1952 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 237

  • Jan 3 Australia beat W Indies by one wicket at the MCG, last stand 38
  • Jan 5 Flying Enterprise sinks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 5 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill makes an official visit to the US

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Jan 7 French Plevin government falls
  • Jan 8 Jordan adopts constitution
  • Jan 9 Belgian Pholien government resigns
  • Jan 10 Jean Anouilh's "La valse des toréadors" premieres in Paris
  • Jan 11 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Marianne Moore
  • Jan 12 University of Tennessee admits it's 1st black student
  • Jan 14 Rationing of coffee in Netherlands ends
  • Jan 14 Snowstorm in Sierra Nevada kills 26
  • Jan 16 New Dutch bible translation finished
  • Jan 20 British army occupies Ismailiya, Suez Canal Zone

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jan 21 Jawaharlal Nehru's Congress party wins general election in India

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Jan 24 Fire in main building of French Port Martin Antarctic base
  • Jan 26 At least 20 people have been killed and 100s injured during riots in Cairo against the British

  • Jan 30 Lehmer verifies: 2^521-1 & 2^607-1 (183 ciphers) Mersenne-prime #
  • Jan 30 Korean War truce talks deadlock
  • Jan 31 Dutch Lutheran Church reunites after 1½ centuries
  • Feb 1 General strike against French colonial rule in Tunisia
  • Feb 1 SN Behrman's "Jane" premieres in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 2 Hubert de Givenchy presents his first collection in Paris with Bettina Graziani opening the show

Courtier and Fashion Designer Hubert de Givenchy
Courtier and Fashion Designer
Hubert de Givenchy
  • Feb 4 Tetsuwan Atom by Osamu Tezuka first published in Weekly Shonen Magazine in Japan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 6 Queen Elizabeth II succeeds King George VI to the British throne and proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms including Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 15 King George VI is buried in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, England

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • Feb 19 French offensive at Hanoi
  • Feb 21 Bangladesh Martyrs Day (martyrs of Bengali Language Movement)
  • Feb 26 Netherlands-Indonesian Unity conference
  • Feb 26 PM Winston Churchill announces Britain has its own atomic bomb

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 28 Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey
  • Feb 29 Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Ria Falk & Paul Falk of West Germany
  • Feb 29 Ladies Figure Skating Champ in Paris won by Jacqueline du Bief of France
  • Feb 29 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button of USA
  • Feb 29 The island of Heligoland is restored to German authority.
  • Mar 1 Egyptian government-Ali Maher Pasha resigns
  • Mar 1 Helgoland, in North Sea, returned to West Germany by Britain
  • Mar 3 Puerto Rico approves its 1st self-written constitution
  • Mar 5 Terence Rattigan's "Deep Blue Sea" premieres in London
  • Mar 8 Antoine Pinay forms French government

BattleCoup d'état

Mar 10 Military coup led by General Fulgencio Batista in Cuba

Cuban President and Dictator Fulgencio Batista
Cuban President and Dictator
Fulgencio Batista

  • Mar 15 Greatest 24-hr rainfall begins: 187 cm at La Reunion, Indian Ocean
  • Mar 16 1870 mm rain in Cilaos, Island of Reunion (world record)
  • Mar 18 1st plastic lens for cataract patients fitted (Philadelphia)
  • Mar 20 Final ratification of peace treaty restoring sovereignty to Japan by US Senate
  • Mar 21 -22] Tornadoes in Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky cause 343 deaths
  • Mar 22 Dutch DC-6 crashes near Frankfurt, killing 44
  • Mar 24 Great demonstrations against apartheid in South Africa
  • Mar 26 F Durrenmatt's "Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi" premieres in Munich

MurderAssassination Attempt

Mar 27 Failed assassination attempt of West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer

Chancellor of West Germany Konrad Adenauer
Chancellor of West Germany
Konrad Adenauer
  • Mar 27 Sun Records of Memphis begins releasing records
  • Mar 28 US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • Mar 28 US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
  • Mar 30 6th Tony Awards: "The Fourposter" and "The King & I" win
  • Apr 1 Big Bang theory proposed in Physical Review by Alpher, Bethe & Gamow
  • Apr 1 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 3 Dutch Queen Juliana speaks to US Congress
  • Apr 5 Henry Wittenberg wins his 8th AAU wrestling title
  • Apr 8 US President Harry Truman seizes steel mills to avert a strike
  • Apr 9 Hugo Ballivian's government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, starting a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalisation of tin mines
  • Apr 11 The Battle of Nanri island takes place.
  • Apr 12 Salaheddine Baccouche forms Tunisian government
  • Apr 15 Franklin National Bank issues 1st bank credit card
  • Apr 15 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 15 The maiden flight of the B-52 Stratofortress prototype
  • Apr 21 BOAC begins 1st passenger service with jets (London-Rome route)
  • Apr 21 Secretaries' Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated
  • Apr 22 1st atomic explosion on network news, Nob, Nevada
  • Apr 22 Eugene Ionesco's "Les Chaises" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 23 Bob Cain of Browns & Bob Feller of Indians each pitch a one-hitter
  • Apr 23 New York Giant Hoyt Wilhelm wins his 1st relief game & hits his only HR
  • Apr 23 Oil pipeline from Kirkuk to Banias completed
  • Apr 25 American Bowling Congress approves use of an automatic pinsetter
  • Apr 25 German state of Bathe-Wurttemberg forms
  • Apr 26 US minesweeper Hobson rams aircraft carrier Wasp, kills 176
  • Apr 28 WW II Pacific peace treaty takes effect

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 28 Dwight D. Eisenhower resigns as Supreme Commander of NATO

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • May 1 US Marines take part in an atomic explosion training in Nevada
  • May 1 Mr Potato Head introduced
  • May 1 TWA introduces tourist class
  • May 2 1st scheduled jet airliner passenger service began with a BOAC Comet
  • May 2 Operations begin at United Suriname Workers of Netherlands which flew from London to Johannesburg carrying 36 passengers
  • May 3 1st landing by an airplane at geographic North Pole
  • May 5 Pulitzer prize awarded to Herman Wouk (Caine Mutiny)
  • May 7 The concept of the integrated circuit, the basis for all modern computers, is first published by Geoffrey Dummer
  • May 12 Charlton Playground named in Bronx
  • May 12 Gaj Singh is crowned Maharaja of Jodhpur.
  • May 13 Jawaharlal Nehru becomes premier of India
  • May 13 The Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, holds its first sitting
  • May 15 Detroit Tiger Virgil Trucks no-hits Washington Senators, 1-0

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 18 Professor WF Libby says Stonehenge dates back to 1848 BC

Chemist Willard Libby
Chemist
Willard Libby
  • May 21 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Amsterdam-Rhine Canal
  • May 27 European Defense Community forms
  • May 28 Memphis Kiddie Park opens in Brooklyn, Ohio. The park's Little Dipper roller coaster would become the oldest operating steel roller coaster in North America.
  • May 28 The women of Greece are given the right to vote.
  • May 29 2nd Round Conference between Dutch Antilles & Suriname ends
  • May 30 Darius Milhaud's "West Point Suite" premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 Catholic church puts Andre Gides "Labor" on the index

Writer André Gide
Writer
André Gide
  • Jun 2 650,000 metal workers go on strike in US
  • Jun 2 Maurice Olley of General Motors begins designing the Corvette

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 224

  • Jan 3 Jim Ross, American wrestling announcer
  • Jan 7 Giuliano Ferrara, Italian politician, journalist and founding editor (Il Foglio)
  • Jan 9 Eva Leonie "Eveline" Herfkens, Dutch civil servant, diplomat, and politician (PvdA), born in The Hague, Netherlands
  • Jan 9 Hugh Bayley, British politician
  • Jan 11 Michael Forshaw, Australian politician
  • Jan 12 Charles Faulkner, American motivational speaker and author
  • Jan 12 Walter Mosley, American author
  • Jan 14 Sydney Biddle Barrows, American madam and author (Mayflower Madam), born in Hopewell, New Jersey
  • Jan 14 Maureen Dowd, American writer
  • Jan 14 Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu, Prime Minister of Romania
  • Jan 16 Lloyd Blaine Hammond Jr, Major USAF/astr (STS 39, 64), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • Jan 16 Roberta Baskin, NY, correspondent (48 Hours)
  • Jan 16 King Fuad II of Egypt (1952-53), last King of Egypt, born in Cairo
  • Jan 18 Michael Behe, American advocate of Intelligent Design
  • Jan 21 Marco Camenisch, Swiss environmental activist
  • Jan 21 Louis Menand, American writer and critic
  • Jan 24 William F Readdy, Quonset Point RI, astronaut (STS 42, 51, 79)
  • Jan 25 Timothy White, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • Jan 25 Peter Tatchell, Australian-born British politician, journalist and human rights campaigner (Peter Tatchell Foundation), born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jan 26 Mario Runco Jr, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 44, 54, 77), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jan 31 Rosanne Musgrave, headmistress (Blackheath HS)
  • Jan 31 Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (d. 1969)
  • Feb 1 Roger Y. Tsien, Chemist (Nobel Prize 2008), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • Feb 2 Park Geun-hye, 1st female President of South Korea (2013-), born in Jung-gu, Taegu
  • Feb 3 Jack Fields, (Rep-R-TX, 1981- )
  • Feb 4 Li Yinhe, Chinese sexologist
  • Feb 6 Ricardo Lavolpe, Argentine football coach
  • Feb 8 Nancy Lord, Libertarian VP candidate (1992)

Person of interestLee Hsien Loong

Feb 10 Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore (People's Action Party: 2004-present), born in Singapore

Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong
Prime Minister of Singapore
Lee Hsien Loong
  • Feb 13 David Puilum Choi, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Hong Kong
  • Feb 14 Nancy Keenan, current NARAL president
  • Feb 16 James Ingram, American vocalist (Just Once), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Feb 18 Juice Newton, [Judy Cohen], American vocalist (Angel of the Morning), born in Virginia
  • Feb 18 Veronica "Randy" Crawford, US vocalist (One Day I'll Fly Away)
  • Feb 19 Rudolfo Neri-Vida, Mexican PHD/astronaut (STS 23)
  • Feb 19 Amy Tan, American novelist
  • Feb 20 Catherine Cummins, Clintwood Va, 1st of 5 siblings born on 2/20
  • Feb 22 James Philip Bagian, MDPE/astronaut (STS 29, STS 40), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Feb 22 Bill Frist, American politician
  • Feb 25 James A Barcia, (Rep-D-Michigan)
  • Feb 25 Inger Segelström, Swedish politician
  • Feb 29 Bart Stupak, (Rep-D-Michigan)
  • Feb 29 Raul Gonzalez, Mexican 50K speed walker (world record)
  • Feb 29 Tim[othy] Powers, American sci-fi author (Last Call, Declare), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Mar 1 Steven Barnes, American writer
  • Mar 1 Leigh Matthews, Australian rules footballer
  • Mar 2 Mark Evanier, American writer
  • Mar 6 Lyn Perrin, executive administrator (WIC)
  • Mar 7 Vivian Richards, West Indian master blaster
  • Mar 8 Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-14)
  • Mar 8 George Felix Allen, American politician
  • Mar 10 Oupa J Gqozo, South African warden/army commandant (Ciskei)
  • Mar 10 Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe politician

Person of interestDouglas Adams

Mar 11 Douglas Adams, English author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy), born in Cambridge, England (d. 2001)

  • Mar 12 Eliézer Niyitegeka, Rwandan journalist, politician and genocidaire
  • Mar 14 J Fred Muggs, chimpanzee (Today show), born in French Cameroon

Person of interestMartin Dempsey

Mar 14 Martin Dempsey, American General, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2011-), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Army General Martin Dempsey
Army General
Martin Dempsey
  • Mar 15 Howard Koh, American state government official
  • Mar 16 Philippe Kahn, French-American entrepreneur
  • Mar 23 Kim Stanley Robinson, American sci-fi author (Mars Trilogy), born in Waukegan, Illinois

Person of interestRex Tillerson

Mar 23 Rex Tillerson, American businessman (ExxonMobil) and US Secretary of State (2017-18), born in Wichita Falls, Texas

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
US Secretary of State
Rex Tillerson
  • Mar 25 Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician
  • Mar 26 David Amess, British politician (C), born in London
  • Apr 1 Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi, Tripoli Libya, bomber (Pan Am 103), (d. 2012)
  • Apr 1 Bernard Stiegler, French philosopher
  • Apr 3 Mike Moore, American politician and Attorney General of Mississippi, born in Pascagoula, Mississippi
  • Apr 13 Ron Dittemore, American space administrator
  • Apr 13 David Drew, British politician
  • Apr 15 Donald Harvey, American serial killer, healthcare worker who killed at least 37 patients, born in Hamilton, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • Apr 17 Željko Ražnatović, Serbian warlord (d. 2000)
  • Apr 20 Tamara Sergeyevna Zakharova, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Apr 23 Tony Maselli, (fictional character on "Who's the Boss")
  • Apr 24 Jean Paul Gaultier, French fashion designer (Hermès), born in Arcueil, Val-de-Marne, France

Person of interestHaider al-Abadi

Apr 25 Haider al-Abadi, Iraqi politician, Prime Minister of Iraq (2014-present), born in Baghdad, Iraq

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
Haider al-Abadi
  • Apr 26 Popo Simon Molefe, secretary-general (South Africa UDF)
  • Apr 27 Larry Elder, American political commentator, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 David Icke, English writer
  • Apr 30 Tom Pesek, PC programmer (creator of HAL 9000 program)
  • May 6 Chiaki Naito-Mukai, Tatebayashi Japan, astronaut (STS 65, sk:95)
  • May 7 Amy Heckerling, American director (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Clueless), born in The Bronx, New York
  • May 8 Charles J Camarda, American PhD/astronaut, born in NYC, New York
  • May 11 Warren Littlefield, American television executive
  • May 13 John Kasich, US politician (Governor of Ohio (R), 2011-), born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
  • May 13 Manfred Langer, Austrian/Dutch disco builder
  • May 14 Donald R McMonagle, Mjr USAF/astronaut (STS 39, 54, 66), born in Flint, Michigan
  • May 15 David Brandon, American businessman (Toys "R" Us, Domino's Pizza), born in Dearborn, Michigan
  • May 16 James Herndon, American media psychologist
  • May 17 Howard Hampton, Canadian politician
  • May 18 Diane E[lizabeth] Duane, American sci-fi author (Door into Fire)
  • May 18 Martin R Hoke, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • May 18 Jeana Yeager, American aviator
  • May 22 Jan Todd, woman power lifter, once lifted 248 kg in a squat
  • May 25 Al Sarrantonio, American writer
  • May 25 Gordon Smith, American politician
  • May 25 Jeffrey Bewkes, American media executive
  • May 29 Louise Cooper, UK, sci-fi author (Nemesis, Inferno, Infanta, Nocturne)
  • Jun 2 Gary Bettman, American National Hockey League commissioner
  • Jun 8 Lindka Cierach, fashion designer
  • Jun 8 Martin Taylor, CEO (Barclays Bank)
  • Jun 12 Spencer Abraham, American politician, 10th United States Secretary of Energy, born in East Lansing, Michigan

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 8 Future US President Ronald Reagan (41) marries Nancy Davis (30) at the Little Brown Church in San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
US First Lady Nancy Reagan
US First Lady
Nancy Reagan

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 12 Cambodia king Norodom Sihanouk (29) weds Paule Monique Izzi

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • Jul 2 Zulu-leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi marries Irene Mzila
  • Jul 15 Gerald Lascelles, son of English Princess Mary, weds Angela Dowding

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 14 UK Prime Minister Anthony Eden (55) weds UK prime minister's niece Clarissa Spencer-Churchill (32) in a civil ceremony at Caxton Hall, London

British Prime Minister Anthony Eden
British Prime Minister
Anthony Eden

Deaths in History

  • Jan 4 Constantl Permeke, Flemish painter (Boerin), dies at 65
  • Jan 5 Victor Alexander John Hope, viceroy of India (1936-43), dies at 64
  • Jan 8 Antonia Maury, discoverer (supergiant, giant & dwarf stars), dies
  • Jan 8 Joseph Arendt, Belgian worker's union leader, dies at 66
  • Jan 11 Jean JM de Lattre de Tassigny, gen (N-Africa/Indo-China), dies at 61
  • Jan 15 Ned Hanlon, Premier of Queensland (b. 1887)
  • Jan 22 Roger Vitrac, French poet/dramatist (Mysteries of Love), dies at 52
  • Jan 23 Natalia Brassova, Russian noblewoman, wife of Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, dies at 71
  • Jan 25 Sveinn Bjornsson, Danish 1st President of Iceland (1944-52), dies at 70
  • Jan 26 Louis van Deyssel, Dutch writer (Diary of Franc Rozelaar), dies at 87
  • Jan 26 Khorloogiin Choibalsan, leader of Mongolia (b. 1895)

Person of interestGeorge VI

Feb 6 George VI, King of the United Kingdom (1936-52), dies of a coronary thrombosis at 56

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • Feb 9 Norman Douglas, essayist/novelist, dies
  • Feb 10 Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (b. 1880)
  • Feb 13 Josephine Tey, English author (b. 1896)
  • Feb 16 Knut [Pedersen] Hamsun, Norwegian writer (Wanders, Nobel 1920), dies
  • Feb 19 Knut Hamsun, Norwegian writer (Nobel Prize 1920), dies at 92
  • Feb 27 Theodoros Pangalos, Greek general and dictator (1926), dies at 74
  • Mar 1 Mariano Azuela, Mexican novelist (b. 1873)
  • Mar 4 Charles Scott Sherrington, British physiologist, Nobel laureate (Neurophysiology), dies at 94
  • Mar 7 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (Autobiography of a Yogi), dies at 59
  • Mar 21 Wilhelm Albrecht, German SD-chief, executed
  • Mar 23 Klaas Schilder, Dutch vicar/theologist/antifascist, dies at 61
  • Mar 31 Wallace H. White, Jr., American politician (b. 1877)
  • Apr 2 Bernard F Lyot, Fren astronomer (chronograph, Lyot-filter), dies at 55
  • Apr 5 Henri Vandeputte, Belgian writer (L'Autre Vie), dies at 75
  • Apr 5 Charles Collett, GWR chief mechanical engineer (b. 1871)
  • Apr 21 Stafford Cripps, British Labour politician, dies at 62
  • Apr 23 Minus van Looi [Benjamin van der Voort], Flemish writer, dies at 60
  • Apr 23 Julius Freed, American inventor and banker, dies at 64
  • Apr 24 Hans [Hendrik A] Kramers, physicist (quantum mechanics), dies at 57
  • Apr 24 Jules Poncelet, Belgian minister of State, dies at 82
  • Apr 27 Guido Castelnuovo, Italian mathematician, dies at 86
  • May 1 William Fox, [Fried], US film pioneer (Nickelodeon), dies at 73

Person of interestMaria Montessori

May 6 Maria Montessori, Italian physician/educationist, dies at 81

  • May 16 Frances Benjamin Johnston, early American female photgrapher
  • May 26 Damaso Alonso, Spanish linguistic/poet (Hombrey Dios), dies at 55
  • May 31 Walter Schellenberg, German lawyer/headed spy (Venlo), dies

Person of interestJohn Dewey

Jun 1 John Dewey, US philosopher (Common Faith), dies at 92

Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer John Dewey
Philosopher, Psychologist, Writer
John Dewey
  • Jun 12 Michael von Faulhaber, Cardinal/archbishop of Munich, dies at 83
  • Jun 13 Max Pulver, writer, dies
  • Jun 14 Felix Calonder, Swiss politician (Free Democratic Party), dies at 88
  • Jun 15 Jakob Jud, Swiss linguist/etymologist, dies at 70
  • Jun 16 Andrew Lawson, Scottish-American geologist, first to map the entire San Andreas Fault (b. 1861)
  • Jun 17 Jack Parsons, American rocket scientist and Thelemite occultist, dies at 37
  • Jun 21 Wop May, Canadian aviator, flying ace in the WWI, dies at 56
  • Jun 27 Max Dehn, German mathematician (Dehn’s lemma), dies at 73
  • Jul 6 Louis-Alexandre Taschereau, French Canadian politician (b. 1867)
  • Jul 18 Paul Saintenoy, Belgian architect (b. 1862)
  • Jul 22 August Balthazar, Belgian politician, dies at 58

Person of interestEva Perón

Jul 26 Eva Perón [Evita], Argentine First Lady (1946-52) actress, suffragette, unionist and humanitarian who was inspiration for A.L. Webber's musical "Evita", dies of cancer at 33

First Lady of Argentina Eva Perón
First Lady of Argentina
Eva Perón
  • Aug 5 Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (b. 1917)
  • Aug 12 David Bergelson, Yiddish language writer (b. 1884)
  • Aug 16 Lydia Field Emmet, American painter (b. 1866)
  • Aug 18 Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, Chilean Jesuit saint (b. 1901)
  • Aug 20 Kurt Schumacher, German political chairman (SPD), dies at 56
  • Aug 21 Isaac Sadeh, leader of Jewish commando forces, dies
  • Aug 22 Hiranuma Kiichirō, 24th Prime Minister of Japan, dies at 84
  • Aug 31 Henri Bourassa, French Canadian political leader (b. 1868)
  • Sep 10 Youssef Aftimus, Lebanese civil engineer and architect (b. 1866)
  • Sep 14 Alexander Xaver Gwerder, Swiss writer, commits suicide at 29
  • Sep 18 Hippoliet Daeye, Flemish painter (Dreamy), dies
  • Sep 19 Giuseppe Zoppi, Swiss writer (Presento il mio Ticino), dies at 56
  • Sep 22 Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, first President of Finland (b. 1865)
  • Sep 22 Ian Hay [John Hay Beith], British novelist and playwright (Pip, Carrying On), dies at 76
  • Sep 26 George Santayana, US philosopher/poet (Last Puritan), dies at 88
  • Sep 30 Waldorf Astor, House of Lords & Commons/owner of Observer, dies
  • Oct 3 Alfred Neumann, German playwright (Devil), dies at 56
  • Oct 28 Billy Hughes, 7th Prime Minister of Australia (Labor, Nationalist: 1915-23), dies at 90
  • Oct 31 U Chit Hlaing, Burmese politician (b. 1879)
  • Nov 9 Chaim Weizmann, bio-chemist/1st president Israel, dies at 77
  • Nov 9 Philip Murray, 1st president of the United Steelworkers and longest-serving president of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (b. 1886)
  • Nov 18 Paul Éluard, French communist and poet, dies at 56
  • Nov 20 Benedetto Croce, Italian philosopher (La Critica), dies at 86
  • Nov 21 Henriette Roland Holst-de Schalk, marxist author, dies at 82
  • Nov 21 William Green, union chairman (AFL 1924-52), dies at 79
  • Nov 23 Aaro A Hellaakoski, Finnish geographer/poet, dies at 59
  • Nov 26 Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer (b. 1865)
  • Nov 29 Rosa Lewis, English chef and owner (Cavendish Hotel London), dies at 85
  • Nov 29 Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian/US chemist, dies at 85
  • Dec 1 Victor E Orlando, Italian premier (1917-19), dies at 92
  • Dec 4 Karen Horney, German/US neo freudian psycho analyst, dies at 67
  • Dec 8 Charles Lightoller, English second officer on the Titanic (b. 1874)
  • Dec 12 Bedřich Hrozný, Czech orientalist and linguist (b. 1879)
  • Dec 24 Henry A "Hans" Kramers, Dutch theoretical physicist, dies at 58
  • Dec 26 Pietro Pancrazi, Italian critic (Pegaso), dies at 59
  • Dec 27 Henri G Winkelman, Dutch supreme commander army/navy 1940, dies at 76
  • Dec 27 Patrick Joseph Hartigan, Australian Roman Catholic priest, dies at 74
  • Dec 30 Ivan Olbracht, writer, dies