1964 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 347

  • Jan 1 Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland dissolved

MurderAssassination Attempt

Jan 2 Failed assassination attempt on President Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana

First President of Ghana Kwame Nkrumah
First President of Ghana
Kwame Nkrumah
  • Jan 5 Pope Paul VI visits Jordan & Israel
  • Jan 6 Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move KC A's to Louisville
  • Jan 7 Bahamas becomes self-governing
  • Jan 7 Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in air (Boeing 707)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 8 President Lyndon B. Johnson declares "War on Poverty"

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jan 9 Anti-US rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone
  • Jan 10 Battles between Muslims & Hindus in Calcutta
  • Jan 10 Panama severs diplomatic relations with US
  • Jan 10 US version of "That Was The Week That Was" premieres
  • Jan 11 Panama ends diplomatic relations with US
  • Jan 11 1st government report warning by US Surgeon General Luther Terry that smoking may be hazardous
  • Jan 12 Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, 1 month after independence

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 13 John Paul II [Karol Wojtyla] becomes archbishop of Krakow

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jan 13 Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta - now Kolkata - resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people.

  • Jan 14 Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 v England, 21 maiden overs in a row

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Jan 14 Jacqueline Kennedy's 1st public appearance (TV) since US President JFK's assassination

  • Jan 15 Teamsters negotiate 1st national labor contract
  • Jan 16 AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving KC A's to Louisville
  • Jan 18 Plans for World Trade Center announced (NYC)
  • Jan 21 Carl T Rowan named director of US Information Agency
  • Jan 22 Kenneth Kaunda becomes premier of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)
  • Jan 22 World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured in Wisconsin for New York's World Fair
  • Jan 23 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 23 Arthur Miller's "After the Fall" premieres in NYC

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • Jan 24 Eric de Noorman, a Dutch comic strip by Hans G. Kresse, ends
  • Jan 24 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect & states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes
  • Jan 25 Echo 2, US communications satellite launched
  • Jan 27 Barlow & Graeme Pollock complete 341 stand at Adelaide Oval
  • Jan 27 Margaret Chase Smith (Sen-R-Maine) tries for Republican President bid
  • Jan 29 Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit
  • Jan 30 Military coup of Gen Nguyen Khanh in South Vietnam
  • Jan 30 Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail
  • Feb 1 Indiana Governor Mathew Walsh tries to ban "Louie Louie" for obscenity
  • Feb 1 Afobaka Dam is completed on the Suriname River
  • Feb 2 GI Joe, debuts as a popular American boy's toy
  • Feb 3 Black & Puerto Rican students boycott NYC public schools
  • Feb 4 FAA begins 6 month test of reactions to sonic booms over Oklahoma City
  • Feb 6 France & Great-Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel
  • Feb 7 Baskin-Robbins introduces Beatle Nut ice cream

  • Feb 8 Peter Shaffer's "Royal Hunt of the Sun" premieres in London
  • Feb 8 US Rep Martha Griffiths address gets civil rights protection for women being added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act
  • Feb 9 GI Joe character created
  • Feb 9 Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi
  • Feb 10 Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager sinks after colliding with aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne, killing 82
  • Feb 11 Greek & Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus
  • Feb 11 Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France
  • Feb 12 US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
  • Feb 12 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
  • Feb 12 Fighting breaks out between Turks and Greeks over dispute islands in Cyprus and 16 are killed; the UN responds the following month by sending a peacekeeping force
  • Feb 17 US House of Representatives accept Law on the civil rights
  • Feb 17 US Supreme Court rules - 1 man 1 vote (Westberry v Sanders)
  • Feb 18 Muriel Resnik's "Any Wednesday" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 18 Papandreou government takes power in Greece
  • Feb 23 Charlie Finley signs a 4 year lease to keep A's in Kansas City
  • Feb 25 Austrian chancellor Alfons Gorbach resigns
  • Feb 27 The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.
  • Feb 29 LBJ reveals US secretly developed the A-11 jet fighter
  • Mar 4 Jimmy Hoffa convicted of jury tampering
  • Mar 5 Emergency crisis proclaimed in Ceylon due to social unrest
  • Mar 6 Constantine succeeds Paul I as king of Greece
  • Mar 6 Tom O'Hara runs world record mile (3:56.4)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 8 Malcolm X resigns from the Nation of Islam

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • Mar 9 1st Ford Mustang produced
  • Mar 9 Creighton's Paul Silas grabs Midwest record 27 rebounds against Okla
  • Mar 9 Supreme Court issues NY Times vs Sullivan decision, public officials must prove malice to claim libel & recover damages
  • Mar 10 US reconnaissance plane shot down over East Germany
  • Mar 10 Simon and Garfunkel record the first version of "The Sound of Silence" at Columbia Studios in New York City
  • Mar 12 Jimmy Hoffa sentenced to 8 years
  • Mar 12 S. N. Behrman's play "But for Whom Charlie" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 13 Turkey threatens Cyprus with armed attack

MurderMurder of Interest

Mar 14 Dallas, Texas; Jack Ruby sentenced to death for Lee Harvey Oswald's murder

Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby
Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby
  • Mar 15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 16 LBJ asks Congress to pass Economic Opportunity Act as part of his War on Poverty
  • Mar 20 ESRO established, European Space Research Organization
  • Mar 23 UNCTAD 1 world conference opens in Geneva
  • Mar 24 Kennedy half-dollar issued

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 25 Britain sets memorial for the late President John F. Kennedy

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • Mar 25 Egypt ends state of siege (1952-64)
  • Mar 27 1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England)
  • Mar 27 The Great Alaska Earthquake (9.2 magnitude) and resulting tsunami kill 139 people in the largest US earthquake and second largest ever recorded
  • Mar 27 Great Train Robbers sentenced to a total of 307 years behind bars
  • Mar 27 UN troops arrive in Cyprus
  • Mar 28 1st pirate radio station near England (Radio Caroline)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 30 Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • Mar 31 President Jango Goulart of Brazil chased out of office by military
  • Apr 1 10°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in April
  • Apr 1 Robert Lowell's "Benito Cereno" premieres in NYC
  • Apr 2 Military coup in Brazil by Gen Castello Branco, President Goulart ousted
  • Apr 2 USSR launches Zond 1 to Venus; no data returned
  • Apr 3 US & Panama agree to resume diplomatic relations
  • Apr 5 1st driverless trains run on London Underground
  • Apr 6 Egypt & Belgium restore diplomatic relations
  • Apr 7 IBM announces the System/360.
  • Apr 8 Unmanned Gemini 1 launched
  • Apr 10 Demolition begins on Polo Grounds to clear way for housing project
  • Apr 10 Iranian motor launch catches fire & sinks killing 113 (Persian Gulf)
  • Apr 13 Ian Smith becomes Prime Minister of Rhodesia
  • Apr 13 New Zealander Colin Bosher shears a record 565 sheep in 1 work day

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 114

  • Jan 2 Christopher John Gray, priest
  • Jan 6 Anthony Scaramucci, American financier and White House Communications Director (2017-), born in Long Island, New York

Person of interestJeff Bezos

Jan 12 Jeff Bezos, American entrepreneur and founder of Amazon.com, born in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Amazon Entrepreneur Jeff Bezos
Amazon Entrepreneur
Jeff Bezos
  • Jan 14 Shepard Smith, American news anchor

Person of interestMichelle Obama

Jan 17 Michelle Obama, 1st African-American US First Lady (2009-16), born in DeYoung, Illinois

US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama
  • Jan 19 Janine Antoni, Bahamian artist
  • Jan 20 Kazushige Nojima, Japanese game scenario writer
  • Feb 8 Trinny Woodall, British fashion guru
  • Feb 10 Mir Aimal Kansi, Pakistani perpretrator of the 1993 shootings at CIA Headquarters, born in Quetta, Pakistan (d. 2002)
  • Feb 10 Arthur Lenk, Israeli diplomat, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Feb 11 Ken Shamrock, American martial artist
  • Feb 11 Sarah Palin, American politician
  • Feb 13 Ylva Johansson, Swedish politician, born in Huddinge Municipality, Sweden
  • Feb 19 Dmitri Lipskerov, Russian writer
  • Feb 21 Mark E Kelly, Lt USN/astronaut, born in Orange, New Jersey
  • Feb 21 Jane Tomlinson, British cancer campaigner (d. 2007)

Person of interestScott Kelly

Feb 21 Scott Kelly, American astronaut, born in Orange, New Jersey

Astronaut Scott Kelly
Astronaut
Scott Kelly
  • Feb 29 James RB Ogilvy, son of English princess Alexandra
  • Mar 7 Bret Easton Ellis, American writer
  • Mar 9 Herbert Fandel, German football referee, born in Kyllburg, Germany

Person of interestPrince Edward

Mar 10 Prince Edward [Edward Anthony Richard Louis], Prince of Britain and son of Elizabeth II, born in Buckingham Palace, London

Earl of Wessex Prince Edward
Earl of Wessex
Prince Edward
  • Mar 10 David Faber, American television reporter
  • Mar 19 Barbara Lynch, American restaurateur (The Barbara Lynch Gruppo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Mar 29 Michael A. Jackson, Maryland politician, born in Cheverly, Maryland
  • Apr 3 Nigel Farage, British politician and leader of the UKIP who campaigned for Brexit, born in Downe, Kent
  • Apr 6 Phil Gayle, British news presenter (DW News, The Big Breakfast), born in Birmingham, England
  • Apr 16 Robert Kelker-Kelly, Wichita Kansas, (Bo-Days of our Live)
  • Apr 17 Raye Hollit, American Gladiator (Zap)
  • Apr 18 Niall Ferguson, British historian
  • Apr 28 Helen Taylor [Windsor], English daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent, born in Iver
  • Apr 28 Mark Steven Robinson, American director
  • Apr 28 L'Wren Scott [Laura Bambrough], American fashion designer and partner of Mick Jagger, born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2014)

Person of interestTony Fernandes

Apr 30 Tony Fernandes, Malaysian businessman (AirAsia), born in Kuala Lumpur

Entrepreneur Tony Fernandes
Entrepreneur
Tony Fernandes
  • May 1 Ruth Picardie, journalist
  • May 1 Sarah Armstrong-Jones, daughter of princess Margaret & Lord Snowdon
  • May 4 Zsuzsa Mathe, Hungarian painter and visual artist, founder of transrealism
  • May 7 Mustapha Zerqti, Moroccan/Neth writer (Ihtidaar hub fi el-mahd)
  • May 13 Ronnie Coleman, American bodybuilder
  • May 14 James M Kelly, Capt USAF/astronaut, born in Burlington, Iowa
  • May 20 Earl Charles Spencer, Sandringham England, brother of Princess Diana
  • May 20 Joseph Sinnott Edwards, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 20 Paul W Richards, astronaut, born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • May 23 Ruth Metzler-Arnold, member of the Swiss Federal Council
  • May 25 Ivan Bella, Slovak cosmonaut
  • May 31 Leonard Asper, Canadian businessman
  • Jun 14 Peter Gilliver, English lexicographer
  • Jun 18 Uday Hussein, Iraqi leader (d. 2003)

Person of interestBoris Johnson

Jun 19 Boris Johnson, British Conservative politician, (Foreign Secretary, 2016-present; Mayor of London 2008-2016), born in NYC, New York

British Politician Boris Johnson
British Politician
Boris Johnson

Person of interestDan Brown

Jun 22 Dan Brown, American author of thriller fiction (The Da Vinci Code), born in Exeter, New Hampshire

Author Dan Brown
Author
Dan Brown
  • Jun 25 Greg Raymer, American professional poker player, born in Minot, North Dakota
  • Jun 26 Zeng Jinlian, tallest woman known (2.46 m, 8'1"), born in Hunan, China (d. 1982)
  • Jul 2 Charles Robinson, American wrestling referee
  • Jul 3 Joanne Harris, British author
  • Jul 5 Mark H Lascells, grandson of English princess Mary
  • Jul 8 Maryalice Demler, TV journalist and anchor, Miss New York (1991), born in North Tonawanda, New York
  • Jul 11 Kyrill, Prince of Preslav, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • Jul 18 Wendy Williams, radio host
  • Jul 19 André A. Jackson, founder African Diamond Producers Association
  • Jul 20 Terri Irwin, American naturalist; widow of Steve Irwin
  • Jul 22 Don Van Natta, Jr., American journalist
  • Jul 23 Ed Forchion, American marijuana activist (NJWeedman), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • Jul 24 Banana Yoshimoto, Japanese author
  • Jul 26 Anne Provoost, Belgian author (In the Shadow of the Ark), born in Poperinge, Belgium
  • Jul 26 Ralf Metzenmacher, German painter and designer, born in Aachen, Germany
  • Aug 3 Joan E Higginbotham, American engineer and NASA astronaut, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 4 Gary King, British radio presenter
  • Aug 7 John Birmingham, Australian author
  • Aug 8 Anastasia Ashman, American writer and digital strategist (GlobalNiche), born in Berkeley, California
  • Aug 8 Giuseppe Conte, Italian jurist and politician, Prime Minister of Italy (2018-), born in Volturara Appula, Italy
  • Aug 9 Hoda Kotb, American television news anchor
  • Aug 11 Jim Lee, Korean-born comic book artist
  • Aug 14 Brannon Braga, American scriptwriter

Person of interestMelinda Gates

Aug 15 Melinda Gates, American philanthropist and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, born in Dallas, Texas

Philanthropist Melinda Gates
Philanthropist
Melinda Gates
  • Aug 23 Kong Hee, Singaporean, Founder and Senior Pastor of the City Harvest movement in Asia
  • Aug 24 Salizhan Sharipov, Kyrgyzstani cosmonaut (STS-89), born in Uzgen, Kyrgyzstan
  • Aug 25 Timothy Nicholson, journalist
  • Aug 25 Maxim Kontsevich, Russian mathematician, born in Khimki, Russia
  • Aug 26 Daphne Caruana Galizia, Maltese journalist (Panama Papers), born in Sliema, Malta (d. 2017)
  • Aug 30 Gavin Fisher, British engineer
  • Aug 31 Raymond P. Hammond, American poet and editor
  • Sep 3 Adam Curry, Internet entrepreneur
  • Sep 4 René Pape, German bass
  • Sep 4 Anthony Weiner, American politician (Rep-NY 1999-2011) and sex offender, born in NYC, New York
  • Sep 8 Michael Johns, American business executive
  • Sep 10 John E. Sununu, American politician
  • Sep 13 Simegnew Bekele, Ethiopian dam engineer (Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam), born in Maksegnit, Ethiopia (d. 2018)
  • Sep 15 Ryoko Kikuchi, Zama City, Kanagawa, Japanese cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11) and reporter
  • Sep 15 Róbert Fico, Slovak Prime minister
  • Sep 16 Mary Coustas, Austalian entertainer
  • Sep 18 Marco Masini, Italian entertainer
  • Sep 25 Gary Ayles, British racing driver
  • Sep 30 Stephen N Frick, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 5 Malik Saidullaev Chechen businessman
  • Oct 5 Warren E. Miller, Maryland politician
  • Oct 7 Dan Savage, American sex-columnist and author
  • Oct 13 Niè Hǎishèng, Chinese military pilot and CNSA astronaut, born in Zaoyang, Hubei, China
  • Oct 14 Olu Oguibe, American artist
  • Oct 15 Roberto Vittori, Italian air force officer and ESA astronaut, born in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy

Person of interestJack Ma

Oct 15 Jack Ma, Chinese entrepreneur and founder of Alibaba Group, born in Hangzhou, China

Alibaba Entrepreneur Jack Ma
Alibaba Entrepreneur
Jack Ma
  • Oct 16 Stephen Paul "Steve" Lamacq [Lammo], British disc jockey (BBC Radio 6), born in Islington, London

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 9 Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (22) weds co-worker Marlynn Myers

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • Apr 29 Princess Irene marries Spanish prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma
  • Jul 31 George Lascelles marries Patricia Tuckwell

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 29 46th US Vice President Dick Cheney (23) weds Lynne Ann Vincent (23) at the First Presbyterian Church of Casper in Wyoming

46th Vice President of the United States Dick Cheney
46th Vice President of the United States
Dick Cheney
  • Sep 18 Greek king Constantine II marries Danish princess Anne-Marie

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 19 Author Peter Benchley (24) weds Winifred B. Wesson

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 20 Fashion designer Ralph Lauren (25) weds Ricky Anne Loew-Beer in NYC, New York

Fashion Designer Ralph Lauren
Fashion Designer
Ralph Lauren

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 110

  • Jan 1 Bechara El Khoury, President of Lebanon (b. 1890)
  • Jan 6 Edgar Maass, German/American author (Verdun), dies at 67
  • Jan 8 Arnoldus JC Krafft, theologist (Atlas of Netherlands Antilles), dies at 71
  • Jan 8 Julius Raab, Austrian Chancellor (1953-61), dies at 72
  • Jan 9 Halide Edib Adevar/Salih, Turkish feminist (Handan), dies at about 80
  • Jan 10 A Marja, Dutch author (Man of Day & Night), dies at 46
  • Jan 17 Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57

Person of interestT. H. White

Jan 17 T. H. White, English author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57

Author T. H. White
Author
T. H. White
  • Jan 24 Stuart Davis, American modernist painter, dies at 71
  • Jan 30 Berthold Altaner, German church historian, dies at 80
  • Feb 3 Sir Albert Richardson, English architect (b. 1880)
  • Feb 4 Siegfried T Bok, neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica), dies at 71
  • Feb 6 Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51), dies at 69

Person of interestEmilio Aguinaldo

Feb 6 Emilio Aguinaldo, 1st President of the Philippines (1899-1901), dies of coronary thrombosis at 94

Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo
Revolutionary and 1st President of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo
  • Feb 7 Hermann A J Kees, German egyptologist, dies at 77
  • Feb 8 Tom Terriss, English director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), dies at 91
  • Feb 10 Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (b. 1905)
  • Feb 13 Werner Heyde, German psychiatrist, one of the main organizers of Nazi Germany's T-4 Euthanasia Program, dies at 61
  • Feb 15 Robert L. Thornton, American businessman and politician (b. 1880)
  • Feb 18 Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Quebec inventor and industrialist (b. 1907)
  • Feb 24 Alexander Archipenko, Ukr sculptor/water colors painter, dies at 76
  • Feb 25 Alexander Archipenko, sculptor, dies
  • Feb 25 Grace Metalious, American writer (b. 1924)
  • Feb 27 Orry-Kelly, Australian costume designer (b. 1897)
  • Feb 28 Dirk HW Filarski, painter/lithographer (Bergen School), dies at 78
  • Feb 29 Victor van Straelen, Flemish biologist/paleontologist, dies at 74
  • Mar 6 King Paul I, of Greece (1947-64), dies at 62
  • Mar 7 Franz Alexander, Hungarian/US psycho analyst, dies at 73
  • Mar 9 Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Prussian general and politician, dies at 93
  • Mar 13 Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, stabbed to death in Queens; almost 40 witnesses but no rescuers
  • Mar 18 Norbert Wiener, American mathematician (cybernetics), dies at 69

Person of interestBrendan Behan

Mar 20 Brendan Behan, Irish author and poet (Borstal Boy, The Hostage), dies at 41

Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan
Irish Poet and Playwright
Brendan Behan
  • Mar 23 Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet choreographer (Gayaneh), dies at 66
  • Mar 30 Nellallitea "Nella" Larsen [Nellie Walker], African-American Harlem Renaissance novelist (Quicksand, Passing), dies at 72
  • Apr 2 Josef Klaus, Chancellor of Austria (1966-70), dies at 90

Person of interestDouglas MacArthur

Apr 5 Douglas MacArthur, US general (Pacific theater-WW II), dies at 84

US WWII General Douglas MacArthur
US WWII General
Douglas MacArthur

Person of interestRachel Carson

Apr 14 Rachel Carson, American biologist/author (Silent Spring), dies at 56

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • Apr 14 Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (b. 1876)
  • Apr 18 Ben Hecht, playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71
  • Apr 24 Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (b. 1895)
  • Apr 26 Edwin John Pratt, Canadian poet (Towards the Last Spike), dies at 81
  • Apr 26 Pieter van der Lijn, Dutch geologist (Boulder Book), dies at 93
  • Apr 27 Georg Britting, writer, dies at 73
  • Apr 28 Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector (b. 1888)
  • Apr 29 Albert Saverys, Flemish painter, dies at 77
  • May 2 Nancy N Witcher Astor, US/Eng feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor, dies
  • May 3 Diana Wynyard, dies at 58
  • May 10 Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter (b. 1881)
  • May 15 Cornelis H Edelman, Dutch geologist, dies at 61
  • May 15 Vladko Maček, Kingdom of Yugoslavia deputy prime minister (b. 1879)
  • May 17 Otto V. Kuusinen, Finnish politician (founder of the Finnish Communist Party), dies at 82
  • May 21 James Franck, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)

Person of interestJawaharlal Nehru

May 27 Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Prime Minister of India (1947-64) and important leader of the Indian independence movement, dies of an assumed heart attack at 74

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • May 30 Leo Szilard, Hungarians/US nuclear physicst, dies at 66
  • Jun 3 Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
  • Jun 4 Samuil Marshak, Russian poet (b. 1887)
  • Jun 9 [William Maxwell] Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, Canadian British newspaper owner (Leatherhead), dies at 85
  • Jun 21 Andrew Goodman, US civil rights activist, murdered at 20
  • Jun 21 James Chaney, US civil rights activist, murdered at 21
  • Jun 21 Michael Schwerner, American civil rights activist, murdered at 21
  • Jun 22 Havank, [HF van der Kallen], detective writer (Shade), dies at 60
  • Jun 25 Gerrit T Rietveld, Dutch architect (Sonsbeekpaviljoen), dies at 76
  • Jun 26 Léo Dandurand, American-Canadian hockey executive, dies at 74
  • Jul 11 Maurice Thorez, sec-general French communist party, dies at 64
  • Jul 20 Anna Vyrubova, Russian lady-in-waiting, the best friend and confidante of Tsaritsa Alexandra Fyodorovna, dies at 80
  • Jul 23 Jan de Vries, Dutch scholar of Germanic linguistics and Germanic mythology, dies at 74
  • Jul 24 Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer, dies
  • Aug 3 Flannery O'Connor, writer (Good Man is Hard to Find), dies at 39
  • Aug 5 Moa Martinson, Swedish writer (My Mother Gets Married), dies at 73
  • Aug 13 Peter Anthony Allen is the last person executed (for murder) in England and United Kingdom at Walton Prison, Liverpool
  • Aug 21 Palmiro Togliatti, Italian politician and founder of the Communist Party of Italy, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 71
  • Sep 2 Francisco Craveiro Lopes, 12th President of Portugal (1951-58), dies at 70
  • Sep 2 Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist, dies at 64
  • Sep 2 Alvin York, American World War I soldier who led a famed attack on a German machine gun nest (Medal of Honor), dies at 76
  • Sep 3 Stewart Holbrook, American author (b. 1893)
  • Sep 4 W Bergengruen, writer, dies at 71
  • Sep 16 Leo Weismantel, German writer (Das Totenliebespar), dies at 76
  • Sep 18 Sean O'Casey, Irish playwright (The Plough and the Stars), dies at 84
  • Sep 18 Clive Bell, English art critic, dies at 83
  • Sep 18 J. Frank Dobie, American folklorist and newspaper columnist, dies at 75
  • Sep 21 Jim Koethe, Dallas Times Herald reporter, killed by karate chop
  • Sep 28 Nacio Herb Brown, dies
  • Oct 6 Richard Scheibe, German sculptor (Adler mit Hakenkreuz), dies at 85
  • Oct 7 Eugen Varga, Hungarian-Russian economist and politician, dies at 84
  • Oct 8 Charles Hodge, NYU professor (Answers for Americans), dies at 69
  • Oct 10 Konrad Bayer, writer, dies
  • Oct 12 J Howard Frazer, USTA pres, dies in office
  • Oct 19 Nettie Palmer, Australian poet and essayist (Henry Handel Richardson: A Study), dies at 79

Person of interestHerbert Hoover

Oct 20 Herbert Hoover, 31st President of US (1929-33), dies in NY at 90

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Oct 20 Miles WL Killearn of Killearn, baron/diplomat (Egypt), dies at 84
  • Oct 22 Khawaja Nazimuddin, 2nd Prime Minister of Pakistan and President of Pakistan Muslim League, dies at 70
  • Oct 26 Agnes Miegel, writer, dies
  • Oct 27 Willi Bredel, German writer, dies at 63
  • Oct 28 Reginald Horace Blyth, Zen teacher/scholar, dies in Japan at 66
  • Oct 31 Theodore C Freeman, astronaut, dies at 34 in a T-38 jet air crash
  • Nov 5 Lansdale Sasscer, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 5th District (b. 1893)
  • Nov 6 Hans von Euler-Chelpin, German-born Swedish biochemist who investigated the fermentation of sugar and enzymes (Nobel 1929), dies at 91
  • Nov 11 H[enry] Beam Piper, American sci-fi author (4 Day Planet), dies at 60
  • Nov 24 John Fabricius, playwright, dies at 55
  • Nov 28 Jan Fabricius, Dutch/English playwright (Dolle Hans), dies at 93