1963 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 330

  • Jan 1 G Woods succeeds Eugene Black as president of the World Bank
  • Jan 4 Soviet Luna (4) reaches Earth orbit but fails to reach Moon
  • Jan 5 San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game
  • Jan 7 1st class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents
  • Jan 8 "Mona Lisa", on loan, unveiled in America's National Gallery of Art

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Jan 9 Mao Zedong writes his poem "Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo"

Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party Mao Zedong
Chinese Revolutionary and Chairman of the Communist Party
Mao Zedong
  • Jan 12 Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia v England

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Jan 14 George Wallace sworn in as Governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Jan 14 "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Path is published by Heinemann in the UK, the author commits suicide a month later

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 16 Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 16 Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" premieres

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • Jan 17 Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km
  • Jan 18 Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59)

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Jan 22 Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer

French President Charles de Gaulle
French President
Charles de Gaulle
  • Jan 27 Jevgeni Grishin skates world record 500m in 39.6 sec
  • Jan 28 -34°F (-37°C), Cynthiana, Kentucky (state record)

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Jan 30 Ivan Sutherland submits a thesis containing his Sketchpad program, a forerunner to modern-day graphic user interfaces and computer-aided design programs

Computer Scientist Ivan Sutherland
Computer Scientist
Ivan Sutherland
  • Feb 1 Nyasaland (now Malawi) becomes self-governing under Hastings Banda
  • Feb 5 Maarten Schmidt discovers enormous red shifts in quasars
  • Feb 5 Soviet lunar probe failure
  • Feb 8 1st transmission of Clandestine Voice of Iraqi People (Communist)
  • Feb 8 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 9 1st flight of Boeing 727 jet
  • Feb 9 7th largest snowfall in NYC history (42.4 cm, 16.7")
  • Feb 10 US female Figure Skating championship won by Lorraine Hanlon
  • Feb 10 US male Figure Skating championship won by Thomas Litz
  • Feb 11 CIA Domestic Operations Division created
  • Feb 11 American chef Julia Child's show "The French Chef" premieres
  • Feb 12 Argentina asks extraditon of ex-president Peron
  • Feb 14 US launches communications satellite Syncom 1
  • Feb 15 1st US female world figure skating champ (Tenley Albright)
  • Feb 15 Ken Lynch records "Misery," 1st Lennon-McCartney song by someone else
  • Feb 16 1st round-trip swim of Strait of Messina, Italy (Mary Revell of US)
  • Feb 16 C & A Building in Amsterdam burns down

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 19 Robert Frost wins Bollingen Prize

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 19 USSR informs JFK it is withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Feb 19 "The Feminine Mystique" by Betty Friedan, widely credited as the start of second-wave feminism, is published

  • Feb 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 1 200,000 French mine workers strike
  • Mar 3 Senegal adopts a new constitution
  • Mar 8 Syrian Arab Rep Revolution Day - Military coup in Syria

  • Mar 11 Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 11 US Defense Secretary Robert MacNamara orders the adoption by the US military of the M16 assault rifle, originally designed as the AR-15 by Eugene Stoner

Inventor Eugene Stoner
Inventor
Eugene Stoner
  • Mar 13 Two Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska
  • Mar 13 Indonesia & Netherlands reinstate diplomatic relations
  • Mar 17 Elizabeth Ann Seton of NY beatified (canonized in 1975)
  • Mar 17 Eruptions of Mount Agung on Bali, kills 1,900 Balinese
  • Mar 18 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker, Algeria
  • Mar 20 1st "Pop Art" exhibition (NYC)
  • Mar 22 British Minister of War John Profumo denies having sex with Christine Keeler
  • Mar 23 Rolf Hochhuth's "Der Stellvertreter" premieres in Berlin
  • Mar 27 Beeching axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network.
  • Mar 30 France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • Mar 31 LA ends streetcar service after 90 years
  • Apr 1 NYC's newspapers resume publishing after a 114 day strike
  • Apr 2 Explorer 17 attains Earth orbit (254/914 km)
  • Apr 2 USSR launches Luna 4; missed Moon by 8,500 km
  • Apr 5 Susuga Malietoa Tanumafili II becomes chief of Western Samoa
  • Apr 7 Yugoslavia proclaimed a Socialistic republic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 9 Winston Churchill becomes 1st honorary US citizen

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Apr 10 USS Thresher, a nuclear powered submarine, sinks 220 miles east of Boston killing 129 men, including 17 civilians
  • Apr 10 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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Apr 11 John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity & liberty

  • Apr 11 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 11 Warren Spahn beats Mets 6-1 for his 328th win (most by a lefty)
  • Apr 12 Police in Birmingham, Alabama, use dogs & cattle prods on peaceful demonstrators
  • Apr 13 Pirate's Bob Friend balks 4 times in a game
  • Apr 18 Dr James Campbell performed the 1st human nerve transplant
  • Apr 20 -30] All Africa Conferences of Churches opens in Kampala Uganda
  • Apr 21 The Universal House of Justice of the Bahá'í Faith is elected for the first time

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 22 Lester B. Pearson is sworn in as the 14th Prime Minister of Canada

Prime Minister of Canada Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister of Canada
Lester B. Pearson
  • Apr 24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 27 "Jopie" Pengel forms government in Suriname

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 27 Cuban premier Fidel Castro arrives in Moscow

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Apr 28 17th Tony Awards: "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" win
  • Apr 29 KRE-AM in Berkeley CA changes call letters to KPAT
  • May 1 1st American (James Whittaker) conquers Mount Everest
  • May 1 Indonesia takes control of Irian Jaya (west New Guinea) from Neth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 1 Gloria Steinem's expose on Playboy bunny working conditions published in "Show" magazine

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Journalist
Gloria Steinem
  • May 3 Leslie Narum is only Balt Oriole to homer on his 1st at bat
  • May 6 Pulitzer prize awarded to Barbara Tuchman (Guns of August)
  • May 7 SETC Telstar 2 launched (apogee 6,700 miles (10,800 km))
  • May 8 "Dr No" premieres in US
  • May 8 JFK offers Israel assistance against aggression
  • May 9 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • May 11 Racial bomb attacks in Birmingham Alabama
  • May 12 Race riot in Birmingham, Alabama
  • May 14 Kuwait is 111th member of the United Nations
  • May 15 Last Project Mercury flight, L Gordon Cooper in Faith 7, launched
  • May 15 Peter, Paul & Mary win their 1st Grammy (If I Had a Hammer)
  • May 16 Gordon Cooper completes 22 orbits in Faith 7, ends US Proj Mercury
  • May 17 US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

May 20 Sukarno appointed president of Indonesia

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • May 22 Greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured
  • May 24 1st Lockheed A-12 to crash, CIA pilot Ken Collins ejects safely
  • May 25 Organization for African Unity formed by Chad, Mauritania and Zambia
  • May 26 Organization of African Unity forms
  • May 26 Wes Stock becomes only Baltimore Oriole to win a doubleheader

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

May 27 Jomo Kenyatta elected 1st Prime Minister of Kenya

Founding Father of Kenya Jomo Kenyatta
Founding Father of Kenya
Jomo Kenyatta

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 140

  • Jan 3 Alex Wheatle MBE, black British novelist
  • Jan 6 Philippe Perrin, Meknes Morocco, Lt Col FAF/astronaut

Person of interestRand Paul

Jan 7 Rand Paul, US politician (Senate-R-Kentucky 2011-), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States Senator Rand Paul
United States Senator
Rand Paul
  • Jan 9 Michael Everson, expert in writing systems and Unicode
  • Jan 10 Mark Pryor, American politician
  • Jan 13 Kevin McClatchy, American businessman
  • Jan 15 Erling Kagge, Norwegian explorer (South Pole)
  • Jan 18 Maxime Bernier, French Canadian politician
  • Jan 18 Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland
  • Jan 19 Martin Bashir, Pakistani-born reporter
  • Feb 1 Takashi Murakami, Japanese artist
  • Feb 2 Philip Laats, Belgian judoka
  • Feb 6 Kevin Trudeau, American entrepreneur
  • Feb 7 Heidemarie M Stefanyshyn-Piper, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Feb 9 Brian Greene, American physicist
  • Feb 12 Ed Lover, US radio personality, born in Hollis, New York
  • Feb 18 Henry Winter, English football journalist
  • Feb 19 Laurell K. Hamilton, American writer
  • Feb 20 Marilisa Xenogiannakopoulou, Greek politician
  • Feb 20 Jon Lynn Christensen, former Nebraska Congressman
  • Feb 22 Pebbles Flintstone, fictional character on "The Flintstones"
  • Feb 23 Debbie Kruck, Ms. Fitness USA (1994), born in Danbury, Connecticut
  • Feb 23 Reza Abdoh, Iranian-born American director and playwright, born in Tehran, Iran (d. 1995)
  • Feb 23 Radosław Sikorski, Polish politician, born in Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • Feb 25 Alison Roberts, fashion designer
  • Feb 27 Pär Nuder, Swedish politician
  • Mar 2 Tuff Hedeman, American retired bull rider (ambassador of Championship Bull Riding), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Mar 4 Barbara Bubula, Polish politician
  • Mar 9 David Pogue, American technology columnist and TV science presenter, born in Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • Mar 14 Pedro Duque, engineer/astronaut (STS 78 alt, sk:95), born in Madrid, Spain
  • Mar 16 Phung Vuong, Saigon Vietnam, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)
  • Mar 26 Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer
  • Mar 28 Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Apr 6 Rafael Correa, Ecuadorian politician and 43rd President of Ecuador (2007-2017), born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Apr 7 Jaime de Marichalar, duke of Lugo, Spanish royalty
  • Apr 8 Erica Terwillegar, Nelsonville NJ, lugist
  • Apr 8 Seth Tobias, American financial commentator (d. 2007)
  • Apr 9 Marc Jacobs, American fashion designer (Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton), born in NYC, New York
  • Apr 10 Doris Leuthard, Swiss politician, President of Switzerland (2017), born in Merenschwand, Switzerland
  • Apr 11 Chris Ferguson, American professional poker player, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 15 Bobby Pepper, American journalist
  • Apr 16 Tomas Libous, US politician (Senate-R-New York 1989-2015) brought down by scandal, born in Johnson City, New York (d. 2016)
  • Apr 19 Valerie Plame Wilson, former C.I.A. agent
  • Apr 20 Aubrey de Grey, British biomedical gerontologist, born in London
  • Apr 23 Magnús Ver Magnússon, Icelandic powerlifter
  • Apr 28 Obiageli Ezekwesili, Nigerian Accountant and World Bank official (#BringBackOurGirls campaign)
  • May 5 Simon Rimmer, English chef
  • May 8 Clemens Lothaller, Austrian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-13 backup)
  • May 8 Izabela Kloc, Polish politician
  • May 8 Terry Christian, British radio presenter
  • May 8 Robin Jarvis, British writer
  • May 10 Lisa M Nowak, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 11 Gunilla Carlsson, Swedish politician
  • May 15 George Heidweiler, Suriname, Dutch painter
  • May 16 Jon Coffelt, American artist
  • May 21 Richard Appel, American writer
  • May 24 Michael Chabon, American author
  • May 28 Houman Younessi, Iranian-born scientist
  • May 30 Helen Patricia Sharman, Great Britain, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12)
  • May 31 Viktor Orbán, Hungarian politician, Prime Minister of Hungary (2010-), born in Székesfehérvár, Hungary
  • Jun 3 Yuri Yuriyevich Krikun, Russian cosmonaut
  • Jun 3 Rudy Demotte, Belgian politician
  • Jun 4 Mossimo Giannulli, fashion designer (hot)
  • Jun 10 Brad Henry, American politician (current Oklahoma governor)
  • Jun 11 Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (d. 2000)
  • Jun 12 Warwick Capper, Australian rules footballer, born in Victoria, Australia
  • Jun 24 Anatoly Borisovich Jurkin, Russian writer
  • Jun 24 Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (d. 2007)
  • Jun 25 Yann Martel, Spanish-Canadian author (Life of Pi), born in Salamanca, Spain
  • Jun 26 Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman and philanthropist, born in Moscow, Russia
  • Jun 26 Richard Garfield, American mathematician and game designer (Magic: The Gathering), born in Philadelphia
  • Jun 27 Paul Roos, Australian rules footballer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jun 29 Khalid El-Masri, German-born suspected terrorist
  • Jul 1 Edward Tsang Lu, astronaut (STS 84), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Jul 3 Tracey Emin, Croydon England, English artist
  • Jul 14 Phil Rosenthal, American newspaper columnist
  • Jul 17 Letsie III, King of Lesotho
  • Jul 18 Martín Torrijos Espino, President of Panama
  • Jul 19 Marla Duncan, Miss Northern California fitness (1990), born in Fairfield, California
  • Jul 19 Garth Nix, Australian author (Keys to the Kingdom), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Jul 25 Denis Coderre, French Canadian politician, born in Joliette, Quebec, Canada
  • Jul 29 Graham Poll, English football referee
  • Jul 29 Jim Beglin, Irish football commentator
  • Aug 1 Koichi Wakata, Japanese astronaut (STS 72, sk: 92), born in Ōmiya, Saitama, Japan
  • Aug 1 Amber Rudd, British politician, Home Secretary (2016-18), born in London, England
  • Aug 2 Daniel Pelosi, American convicted murderer
  • Aug 4 Andrew Bartlett, Australian politician
  • Aug 6 Charles Ingram, English former British Army major known for cheating on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, born in Derbyshire, England
  • Aug 7 Patrick Kennedy, son of US President JFK (lives only 3 days)
  • Aug 8 Kyoko Chan Cox, American daughter of Yoko Ono and Anthony Cox, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 8 Jon Turteltaub, American director
  • Aug 10 Andrew Sullivan, English-born journalist
  • Aug 10 Phoolan Devi, Indian bandit and revolutionary (d. 2001)
  • Aug 21 Mohammed VI of Morocco, King of Morocco (1999-present), born in Rabat, Morocco
  • Aug 24 Hideo Kojima, Japanese video game director, born in Setagaya, Tokyo
  • Aug 25 James Backhouse, British artist
  • Aug 29 Elizabeth Brown, minister healer and writer (d. 1995)
  • Sep 1 Stephen Kernahan, Australian rules footballer
  • Sep 6 Alice Sebold, American novelist (The Almost Moon), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Sep 6 Geert Wilders, Dutch politician (Party for Freedom leader), born in Venlo, Netherlands

Weddings in History

  • Mar 20 Sikkim crown prince Paldan Thondup Namgyal marries Hope Cooke
  • Apr 24 English princess Alexandra marries Sir Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey

HeartWedding of Interest

May 5 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (26) weds teacher Sajida Talfah (26)

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

HeartWedding of Interest

May 11 Prime Minister of Canada John Turner (33) weds Geills McCrae Kilgour (25)

17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 3 Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova (26) weds cosmonaut Andriyan Nikolayev (34) at the Moscow Wedding Palace

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova
  • Nov 23 "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (39) weds Lena Horne's daughter Gail Jones

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 113

  • Jan 3 Oscar Backing, Austria/Neth viola player, dies at 83
  • Jan 6 Lourens GM Baas Becking, Dutch botanist/resistance fighter, dies at 68
  • Jan 7 Arthur Moore, Premier of Queensland (b. 1876)
  • Jan 8 Stark Young, American writer (So Red the Rose), dies at 81
  • Jan 8 Kay [Katherine Linn] Sage, American artist and poet commits suicide aged 64
  • Jan 11 Arthur D Nock, English-Americans historian (St Paul), dies at 60
  • Jan 13 Rad Kortenhorst [Leonardus Gerardus Kortenhorst], Dutch politician (KVP), dies at 76
  • Jan 14 Gustav Regler, German writer, dies at 64
  • Jan 18 Hugh Gaitskell, British politician (Leader of the Labour Party), dies at 56
  • Jan 21 Franz Jung, German writer and political activist, dies at 74
  • Jan 28 Jean Felix Piccard, swiss explorer, dies on his 79th birthday

Person of interestRobert Frost

Jan 29 Robert Frost, American poet (New Hampshire, 4 Pulitzers), dies at 88

  • Feb 1 Fleetwood Lindley, the last living person to see Abraham Lincoln's face (b. 1888)
  • Feb 6 Mohammed ibn al-Chattabi Abd el-Krim, Morocco opposition leader, dies
  • Feb 6 Abd el-Krim, Moroccan politician
  • Feb 8 Abd al-Karīm Qāsim, Prime Minister of Iraq (1958-63),, assassinated in Baghdad at 48

Person of interestSylvia Plath

Feb 11 Sylvia Plath, American poet/novelist (Ariel), commits suicide at 30

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath
  • Feb 13 Harry Steers, bowling hall of famer, dies
  • Feb 16 Friedrich Dessauer, German physicist (radiologist), dies at 81
  • Feb 18 Todd "Hugh" Gaitskell, leader British Labour Party, dies at 56
  • Feb 26 Artturi A Leinonen, Fin journalist/politician (Prophet), dies at 74
  • Feb 28 Rajendra Prasad, Indian leader, First President of India (1950-62), dies at 78
  • Mar 4 William Carlos Williams, US physician/poet, dies at 79
  • Mar 6 Kornelis ter Laan, 1st Dutch socialist mayor (Zaandam), dies at 91
  • Mar 9 Frederic G. Melcher, American publisher and editor who founded children's book week, dies at 83
  • Mar 20 Karl Otten, German Expressionist writer, dies at 73
  • Mar 29 Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish author (Stolica), dies at 64
  • Apr 5 Jacobus JP Old, architect/co-founder (The Style), dies at 73
  • Apr 6 Otto Struve, Russian-born astronomer (b. 1897)
  • Apr 15 Edward "Carji" Greeves, Australian rules footballer (b. 1903)
  • Apr 18 Henrietta Kreis, 3rd of famous Wallenda aerialist to fall to death
  • Apr 18 Meyer Jacobstein, American politician (b. 1880)
  • May 1 Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer and Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar, dies at 83
  • May 2 Van Wyck Brooks, US historian (Ordeal of Mark Twain), dies at 77
  • May 5 Jacobus JP Old, architect/co-founder (Stijl), dies at 73
  • May 6 Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-born physicist (b. 1881)

Person of interestCharles Vyner Brooke

May 9 Charles Vyner Brooke, 3rd and last White Rajah of Sarawak (1917-46), dies at 88

3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Vyner Brooke
3rd and Last White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Vyner Brooke
  • May 11 Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
  • May 13 Alois Hudal, bishop, helped Nazi war criminals escape (b. 1885)
  • May 16 Oleg Penkovsky, Soviet military intelligence (GRU), dies at 44
  • May 17 John Wilce, physician and former head football coach at the Ohio State University (b. 1888)
  • May 27 Lambrakis, Greek EDA-parliament leader, murdered
  • May 31 Carel C. van Essen, Dutch archaeologist (Art of Ancient Rome), dies at 63

Person of interestJohn XXIII

Jun 3 Pope John XXIII [Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli], 261st Pope (1958-63), dies at 81

  • Jun 3 Nazim Hikmet, Turkish poet (Tosun Pasa, The Passenger), dies at 61
  • Jun 6 William Baziotes, American painter (abstract expressionist), dies at 50
  • Jun 11 Thích Quảng Đức, Buddhist monk, immolates himself on a street in Saigon at the age of 65-66
  • Jun 12 Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (Cape Matapan, WW II), dies at 80
  • Jun 12 Medgar Evers, NAACP official, shot in Jackson Miss at 37
  • Jun 17 John Cowper Powys, British writer and critic (Wood & Stone, Wolf Solent), dies at 90
  • Jun 17 Alain F B Alanbrooke, 1st viscount of Brookeborough, dies at 79
  • Jun 20 Joseph Self, murderer, executed; last Wash state execution in 25 yrs
  • Jun 20 Raphaël Salem, Greek mathematician, dies at 64
  • Jun 26 Obe Postma, Fries, poet/geography/historian (Own Cart), dies
  • Jul 1 Camille Chautemps, premier France, dies
  • Jul 2 Seth Barnes Nicholson, American astronomer who discovered four satellites of Jupiter, dies at 71
  • Jul 4 Bernard Freyberg, Governor-General of New Zealand (b. 1889)
  • Jul 25 Ugo Cerletti, Italian neurologist (discovered the method of electroconvulsive therapy), dies at 85
  • Jul 27 Garrett Morgan, American inventor (gas mask and traffic signal), dies at 86
  • Aug 1 Theodore Roethke, US poet (Praise to the end!), dies
  • Aug 2 Oliver [Hazard Perry] La Farge, American anthropologist and novelist, dies at 61
  • Aug 10 Estes Kefauver, American politician (Sen-D-Tn), dies at 60
  • Aug 10 Patrick Kennedy, son of US President JFK, dies at only 3 days
  • Aug 10 Ernst Wetter, Member of the Swiss Federal Council, dies at 85
  • Aug 14 Clifford Odets, American playwright (1961 Award of Merit-Golden Boy), dies at 57
  • Aug 20 Joan Voûte, Dutch astronomer, dies at 84
  • Aug 22 William Richard Morris, 1st viscount Nuffield motor manufacturer, dies

Person of interestW.E.B. Du Bois

Aug 27 W. E. B. Du Bois, American civil rights activist, writer (Souls of Black Folk) and founder of the NAACP, dies at 95 in Accra, Ghana

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois
  • Aug 27 Allama Mashriqi, Pakistani scholar and politician (b. 1888)
  • Aug 30 Guy Burgess, English-born Soviet spy, dies of acute liver failure at 52
  • Aug 31 Georges Braque, French cubist painter and sculptor (My bicycle) who helped develop Cubism with Pablo Picasso, dies at 81
  • Sep 1 Jean Canneel, Flemish sculptor, dies at 73
  • Sep 4 Robert Schuman, Luxembourg-born French statesman and Prime Minister of France (1947-48), dies at 77
  • Sep 9 Ernst Kantorowicz, German-American historian (Laudes regiae), dies at 68
  • Sep 9 Jan Schouten, Dutch founder (illegal Trouw)/chairman (ARP), dies
  • Sep 10 Eugène Baie, Belgian author (Sub rosa et sub umbra), dies at 89
  • Sep 12 Mervyn A Ellison, British astronomer (spectrohelioscope), dies at 63
  • Sep 17 Eduard Spranger, German psychologist and educator, dies at 81
  • Sep 21 Paulino Masip, Spanish playwright (b. 1899)
  • Oct 8 Remedios Varo, Spanish-Mexican surrealist artist dies of a heart attack aged 54
  • Oct 10 Roy Cazaly, Australian rules footballer, dies at 70
  • Oct 11 Jean Cocteau, French poet and writer (Les Enfants Terribles), dies at 73
  • Oct 15 Edmond Fleg[enheimer], Swiss/French writer (Ecoute Israel), dies
  • Oct 17 Jacques Hadamard, French mathematician (Prime Numbers), dies at 97
  • Oct 21 George B Cressey, US geographer (Crossroads), dies at 66
  • Oct 21 Józef Franczak, last cursed soldier - anticommunist underground in Poland(b. 1918)
  • Oct 22 Elvin M. Jellinek, American Physiologist and pioneer in the study of alcoholism, dies at 73
  • Oct 23 Raphael HLAJM Verwilghen, architect/urban developer, dies at 78
  • Nov 1 Elsa Maxwell, American author (Jack Paar Show), dies at 80

Person of interestNgô Đình Diệm

Nov 2 Ngô Đình Diệm, President and authoritarian leader of South Vietnam (1954-63), assassinated in a coup at 62

President of South Vietnam Ngô Đình Diệm
President of South Vietnam
Ngô Đình Diệm
  • Nov 6 Djuanda Kartawidjaja, 11th and final Prime Minister of Indonesia, dies at 52
  • Nov 10 Otto Flake, writer, dies
  • Nov 13 Margaret Murray, English anthropologist and Egyptologist (b. 1863)
  • Nov 21 Luis Cernuda, Spanish poet (Perfil del Aire), dies at 61
  • Nov 21 Robert Stroud, American convict "Birdman of Alcatraz", dies at 73

Person of interestAldous Huxley

Nov 22 Aldous Huxley, English author (Brave New World), dies at 69

  • Nov 22 Bikram Singh, Indies Lt-General (Kashmir), dies

Person of interestC. S. Lewis

Nov 22 C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], Irish author (Silver Chair), dies at 64

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis
Author and Theologian
C. S. Lewis
  • Nov 22 Daulet Singh, Indies Lt-General, dies

Person of interestJohn F. Kennedy

Nov 22 John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1961-63), assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy