On This Day

1965 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 363

  • Jan 1 International Cooperation Year begins
  • Jan 1 Palestinian al-Fatah organization forms
  • Jan 1 The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan is founded in Kabul.
  • Jan 2 Ayub Khan elected President of Pakistan

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Jan 2 Martin Luther King Jr. begins a drive to register black voters

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jan 2 Obverse design of all Canadian coins is changed to depict present-day

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Jan 4 LBJ's "Great Society" State of the Union Address

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • Jan 6 Geoff Boycott takes 3-47 against South Africa, his best Test bowling
  • Jan 7 France announces it will convert $150 million of its currency to gold
  • Jan 7 Twin brothers are in held in custody in London charged with abduction and murder
  • Jan 8 Senator Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make marigold the American natonal flower (it does not pass)
  • Jan 8 Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History
  • Jan 10 Bollingen prize for poetry awarded to Horace Gregory
  • Jan 12 At 10:58 am PST burn up a nuclear rocket in Nevada
  • Jan 15 Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan, forms
  • Jan 15 Soviet underground nuclear test creates the atomic lake Chagan, Kazakhstan

  • Jan 16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Jan 18 H L de Vries appointed Dutch governor of Suriname
  • Jan 20 The Byrds record "Mr Tambourine Man"
  • Jan 20 The US Jet Propulsion Laboratory proposes modified Apollo flight to fly around Mars & return

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jan 20 Generalissimo Francisco Franco meets with Jewish representatives to discuss legitimizing Jewish communities in Spain

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Jan 21 Iranian premier Hassan Ali Mansur assassinated by 17-year-old Mohammad Bokharaei, a member of the Fadayan-e Islam
  • Jan 22 US launches TIROS 9 weather satellite
  • Jan 23 BPAA All-Star Tournament won by Dick Weber
  • Jan 26 South Vietnam military coup under general Nguyen Khanh
  • Jan 27 1st ground station-to-aircraft radio communication via satellite
  • Jan 27 Groundbreaking for "Dragon Gateway" at Grant Avenue

UKFuneral of Winston Churchill

Jan 30 State funeral of Winston Churchill at St Paul's Cathedral in London. Then world's largest ever state funeral.

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Churchill's cortege in London during the funeral
Churchill's cortege in London during the funeral
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  • Feb 1 Dutch Queen Juliana opens Brienenoord Bridge in Rotterdam
  • Feb 1 Martin Luther King Jr. and 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma, Alabama
  • Feb 1 NL adopts emergency team replacement plan to restock any club struck by disaster
  • Feb 2 Joe Orton's "Loot" premieres in Brighton
  • Feb 3 105 USAF cadets resigned for cheating in exams
  • Feb 3 Geraldine McCullough wins Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture
  • Feb 3 Orbiting Solar Observatory 2 launches into Earth orbit (552/636 km)
  • Feb 4 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

  • Feb 5 Beursschouwburg opens in Brussels
  • Feb 6 "Kelly" opens & closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC
  • Feb 7 Operations begin at Grupo Folklorico Antiyano on Curacao
  • Feb 7 US begins regular bombing & strafing of N Vietnam
  • Feb 8 Eastern DC-7B crashes into Atlantic off Jones Beach NJ, kills 84
  • Feb 8 President Johnson deploys 1st US combat troops to South Vietnam, with 3500 marines sent to protect key US airbase near Da Nang
  • Feb 12 Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
  • Feb 13 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gary Visconti
  • Feb 15 Red Maple Leaf Flag becomes the official flag of Canada
  • Feb 16 Pegasus 1 launched to detect micro-meteors
  • Feb 17 US Ranger 8 launched, will transmit 7,137 lunar pictures
  • Feb 18 27 copper miners die in avalanche, Granduc Mountain, British Columbia
  • Feb 18 Frank Gifford announces his retirement from football for broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 18 Church deacon Jimmie Lee Jackson is beaten and shot during a peaceful march in Marion, Alabama. His death 8 days later inspires the Selma to Montgomery marches.

Civil Rights Activist Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Activist
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • Feb 18 The Gambia becomes independent from the United Kingdom
  • Feb 20 Ranger 8 makes hard landing on the Moon, returns photos, other data
  • Feb 20 Turkish government of Uerguplu forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 21 Rights activist Malcolm X is shot dead by Nation of Islam followers at Audubon Ballroom in New York City

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • Feb 22 USSR launches Kosmos 57 into earth orbit (Voskhod Test)
  • Feb 23 Constance Baker Motley elected Manhattan Borough president

  • Feb 24 East German president Ulbricht visits Egypt
  • Feb 26 Dutch government of Marijnen falls
  • Feb 26 West Germany ceases military aid to Tanzania
  • Feb 27 Dutch Marijnen government resigns
  • Feb 27 France performs Underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
  • Mar 1 Gas explosion kills 28 in apartment complex in La Salle, Quebec
  • Mar 2 Montcalm Community College founded in Sidney, Mich
  • Mar 2 US Air Force begins Operation Rolling Thunder, a three year sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam
  • Mar 3 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 3 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 5 March Intifada: A Leftist uprising erupts in Bahrain against British colonial presence
  • Mar 6 1st nonstop helicopter crossing of North America, JR Willford

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 7 Alabama state troopers and 600 black protesters clash in Selma during "Bloody Sunday", protesters, including future congressman John Lewis beaten and hospitalized

Civil Rights Leader and Congressman John Lewis
Civil Rights Leader and Congressman
John Lewis
Civil Rights Activist Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Activist
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • Mar 7 Bruce Taylor takes 5-86 in debut innings for NZ after ton
  • Mar 7 Christian-democrats win parliament in Chile
  • Mar 8 First US combat forces arrive in Vietnam, on the beaches of Da Nang
  • Mar 10 Dutch Princess Margriet & Pieter van Vollenhoven get engaged

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 11 Indonesia President Sukarno accepts qualifications of Suharto

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
  • Mar 14 Israeli cabinet approves diplomatic relations with West Germany
  • Mar 15 T.G.I. Friday's 1st restaurant opens in NYC

  • Mar 18 Poppin' Fresh Pillsbury Dough Boy introduced
  • Mar 18 USSR launches Voshkod 2

Soviet Union1st Person to Walk in Space

Mar 18 Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space

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Soviet cosmonaut Alexey Leonov conducts the first spacewalk during the Voshkod 2 mission
Soviet cosmonaut Alexey Leonov conducts the first spacewalk during the Voshkod 2 mission
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  • Mar 18 A truck loses control down Moosic Street, Scranton, Pennsylvania, killing the driver. This accident later inspired the 1974 Harry Chapin song, "30,000 Pounds of Bananas."
  • Mar 19 Indonesia nationalizes all foreign oil companies
  • Mar 19 Rembrandt's "Titus" sells for then record 7,770,000 guilders
  • Mar 19 Stoica becomes president & Ceausescu party leader of Romania
  • Mar 19 The wreck of the SS Georgiana, valued at over $50,000,000, said to have been most powerful Confederate cruiser, discovered by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence exactly 102 years after its destruction.
  • Mar 20 Venkataraghavan takes 8-72 v NZ at Delhi

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Mar 20 Civil and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height has her first column published in the weekly African-American newspaper called the "New York Amsterdam News"

Women's and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Women's and Civil Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • Mar 21 Martin Luther King Jr. begins march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama
  • Mar 21 US Ranger 9 launched; takes 5,814 pictures before lunar impact
  • Mar 22 Dudley Senanayake wins his third in general elections in Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
  • Mar 22 US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 22 Nicolae Ceausescu is elected General Secretary of the Romanian Communist Party

Dictator of Romania Nicolae Ceausescu
Dictator of Romania
Nicolae Ceausescu
  • Mar 23 Gemini 3 launched, 1st US 2-man space flight (Grissom & Young)
  • Mar 23 Moroccan army shoots on demonstrators, about 100 killed
  • Mar 24 US Ranger 9 strikes Moon, 10 miles (16 km) NE of crater Alphonsus
  • Mar 25 Martin Luther King Jr. leads 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Mar 25 West German Bondsdag extends war crimes retribution
  • Mar 30 Vietnam War: A car bomb explodes in front of the U.S. Embassy in Saigon, killing 22 and wounding 183 others
  • Mar 31 Iberia Airlines Convair 440 crashes into the sea on approach to Tangier killing 47 of 51 occupants
  • Apr 1 South Africa worker's union leader Henry Fazzie sentenced to 10 years
  • Apr 1 Syncom 3, 1st geosynchronous communications satellite, passes from civilian to military control

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 4 Jergus Baca, Liptovsky Mikulas CZE, IHL defenseman (Team Slovakia 98)
  • Jan 6 Bjorn Lomborg, Danish mathematician, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark
  • Jan 6 Muhammed al-Ahari, American Muslim writer
  • Jan 11 Karl Van Calcar, 3k steeplechase, born in Torrance, California
  • Jan 12 Biram Dah Abeid, Mauritanian politician & slavery abolitionist advocate, born in Rosso, Trarza
  • Jan 14 Shamil Basayev, Chechen rebel, born in Dyshne-Vedeno, Russia (d. 2006)
  • Jan 14 Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, British TV chef (River Cottage), writer and environmental activist, born in London, England
  • Jan 19 J. B. Pritzker, American businessman (Pritzker Group), and politician (Governor of Illinois, 2019- present), born in Atherton, California
  • Jan 21 Jam Master Jay, American disc jockey (d. 2002)
  • Jan 26 Kevin McCarthy, American politician (Rep-R-California 2007-), born in Bakersfield, California
  • Jan 26 Thomas Östros, Swedish politician, born in Malmberget, Sweden
  • Feb 1 Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, born in the Prince's Palace of Monaco, Monaco
  • Feb 3 Karlous Marx Shinohamba, Namibian politician
  • Feb 9 Igor Babailov, Russian-born American portrait and figurative painter, born in Udmurtia, Russia
  • Feb 12 Brett Kavanaugh, American judge, born in Washington, D.C.
  • Feb 16 Dave Lombardo, Cuban drummer (Slayer)
  • Feb 16 Adama Barrow, Gambian politician, President of Gambia (2017-), born in Mankamang Kunda, Gambia
  • Feb 20 Federica Moro, Carate Brianza Italy, Miss Italy (1982)
  • Feb 22 Dean Karr, American director & photographer, born in Seattle, Washington

Person of interestMichael Dell

Feb 23 Michael Dell, American computer manufacturer (Dell Technologies), born in Houston, Texas

Entrepreneur and Founder of Dell Michael Dell
Entrepreneur and Founder of Dell
Michael Dell
  • Feb 23 Robert "Bob" Ferguson, American politician (Democratic Party) and Attorney General of Washington, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Feb 24 Jane Swift, former acting Governor of Massachusetts
  • Mar 2 Lembit Öpik, British politician

Person of interestTedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Mar 3 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ethiopian politician and heath official (first African Director-General of the World Health Organisation), born in Asmara, Eritrea

Head of the World Health Organisation Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Head of the World Health Organisation
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
  • Mar 4 Khaled Hosseini, Afghan author and physician
  • Mar 4 Jonathan Shearer, Scottish castaway
  • Mar 8 Fátima Lopes, Portuguese fashion designer
  • Mar 11 Jesse Jackson, Jr., American politician
  • Mar 16 Mark Carney, Canadian economist, Governor of the Bank of England, and Chairman of the G20's Financial Stability Board, born in Fort Smith, Canada
  • Mar 21 Xavier Bertrand, French politician
  • Mar 23 Gary Whitehead, American poet
  • Mar 29 Emilios T. Harlaftis, Greek astrophysicist, born in Kiato, Greece (d. 2005)
  • Mar 29 William Oefelein, American astronaut (STS-116 Space Shuttle), born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia
  • Mar 31 Jean-Christophe Lafaille, French mountaineer best known for his solo self-rescue on Annapurna with a broken arm, born in Gap, Hautes-Alpes (d. 2006)

Person of interestRodney King

Apr 2 Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cops, born in Sacramento, California (d. 2012)

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Apr 7 Alison Lapper, British artist
  • Apr 9 Jay Wesley Neill, American convicted mass murderer (d. 2002)
  • Apr 10 Tim Alexander, American funk metal drummer (Primus-Pork soda), born in Cherry Point, North Carolina
  • Apr 13 Patricio Pouchulu, Argentine architect, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Apr 15 Soichi Noguchi, japanese astronaut, born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Apr 17 Yoshiki Kuroda, Japanese urban planner and Sayako Kuroda's husband, born in Tokyo
  • Apr 18 Rob Stenders, Dutch radio discjockey (Stenders Latevermaak & RobRadio), born in Oisterwijk, Netherlands
  • Apr 20 Kostas Hatzidakis, Greek politician (New Democracy Party), born in Rethymno, Greece
  • Apr 20 Adrian Fernández, Mexican racing driver and co-owner of the Fernandez Racing team, born in Mexico City
  • Apr 21 Fiona Kelleghan, American academic and critic
  • Apr 23 Leni Robredo (née Gerona), Filipina lawyer, social activist, and politician (Vice President of the Philippines, 2016-present), born in Naga, Camarines Sur, Philippines
  • May 9 Ken Nomura, Japanese auto racer (D1 Grand Prix 2006, 08 runner-up), born in Fukuoka, Japan
  • May 13 José Antonio Delgado, Venezuelan mountain climber (d. 2006)
  • May 13 Natalie Massenet, entrepreneur and founder of Net-a-Porter, born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 14 Eoin Colfer, Irish writer
  • May 17 Richard Baumhammers, American spree killer
  • May 24 Shinichirō Watanabe, Japanese anime director (Samurai Champloo), born in Kyoto, Japan

Person of interestYahya Jammeh

May 25 Yahya Jammeh, Gambian dictator (1994-2017), born in Kanilai, Gambia

Dictator and President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh
Dictator and President of Gambia
Yahya Jammeh
  • Jun 2 Jim Knipfel, American autobiographer and journalist (Slackjaw, Quitting the Nairobi Trio), born in Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Jun 3 Suzan Kaminga, bodybuilder, born in Austin, Texas
  • Jun 7 Damien Hirst, English artist (animals in formaldehyde artworks), born in Bristol, England
  • Jun 11 Manuel Uribe Garza, Mexican man who suffered from morbid obesity (peak weight of 600 kg), born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico (d. 2014)
  • Jun 13 Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca, younger daughter of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía, born in Our Lady of Loreto Clinic, Madrid, Spain
  • Jun 15 Annelies Bredael, Belgian rower
  • Jun 15 Adam Smith, American politician (D-Wash), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Jun 16 Andrea M. Ghez, American astronomer (2020 Nobel Prize for Physics for work on black holes), born in New York City
  • Jun 19 Luc Donckerwolke, Belgian car designer
  • Jun 21 Yang Liwei, Chinese astronaut (Shenzhou 5), born in Suizhong County, Huludao, China
  • Jun 23 Dawn Whiteham, bodybuilder (Penthouse Nov 1995), born in New London, Connecticut
  • Jun 23 Barbara Lufthansa Herzog, born during Lufthansa Frankfurt-NY flight
  • Jul 4 Jo Whiley, English radio DJ, born in Northampton, United Kingdom
  • Jul 9 Jason Rhoades, American installation artist (d. 2006)
  • Jul 10 Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark
  • Jul 15 David Miliband, British politician
  • Jul 29 Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born author

Person of interestJ. K. Rowling

Jul 31 J. K. Rowling, English writer (Harry Potter novels), born in Yate, Gloucestershire

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
  • Aug 4 Dennis Lehane, American crime writer
  • Aug 4 Fredrik Reinfeldt, Swedish politician
  • Aug 8 Kate Langbroek, Australian media personality
  • Aug 11 Shinji Mikami, Japanese video game designer (Resident Evil)
  • Aug 15 Rob Thomas, American writer
  • Aug 28 Satoshi Tajiri, Japanese video game designer (Game Freak, creator of the Pokémon franchise), born in Setagaya, Japan
  • Sep 5 Christopher Nolan, Irish handicapped writer (Under Eye of Clock), born in Mullingar, Ireland (d. 2009)
  • Sep 5 César Rincón, Colombian matador, born in Bogotá, Colombia

Person of interestBashar al-Assad

Sep 11 Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria (2000-present), born in Damascus, Syria

President of Syria Bashar al-Assad
President of Syria
Bashar al-Assad
  • Sep 13 Annie Duke, American poker player, born in Concord, New Hampshire

Person of interestDmitry Medvedev

Sep 14 Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician (President and Prime Minister of Russia), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
Russian President
Dmitry Medvedev
  • Sep 17 Yuji Naka, Japanese video game programmer
  • Sep 17 Bryan Singer, American film and television director (The Usual Suspects), born in New York City
  • Sep 27 Alexis Stewart, American radio personality, born in New York City
  • Sep 27 Bernard Lord, Premier of New Brunswick
  • Sep 28 Joel Rane, author (Step on Up)
  • Oct 1 Chris Reason, Australian journalist
  • Oct 1 Mia Mottley, Barbadian politician, Prime Minister of Barbados (2018-), born in Barbados
  • Oct 4 "Stuttering John" Melendez, interviewer (Howard Stern Show)
  • Oct 6 Jim "Razor" Sharp, American rodeo rider (Las Vegas 1988), Kermit, Texas
  • Oct 10 Steve Scalise, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Oct 12 Scott O'Grady, American Air Force fighter pilot, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 12 Hirokazu Yasuhara, Japanese video game designer (Sonic the Hedgehog), born in Japan
  • Oct 14 Jüri Jaanson, Estonian rower
  • Oct 23 Augusten Burroughs [Christopher Richter Robison], American writer (Running with Scissors), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 24 Kyriakos Velopoulos, Greek politician, born in Essen, Ruhr, West Germany
  • Oct 28 Luigi Miraglia, Italian Latinist
  • Nov 5 Kubrat, Prince of Panagyurishte, titular Bulgarian royal family, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Nov 11 Brian Wilson, American murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in NYC, New York

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 1 Novelist Michael Crichton (22) weds high school sweetheart Joan Radam

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 26 Playwright Tom Stoppard (28) weds nurse Josie Ingle

Playwright and Screenwriter Tom Stoppard
Playwright and Screenwriter
Tom Stoppard

LoveWedding of Interest

Aug 26 Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill (22) weds Karen Friedman in North Carolina

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 25 Novelist Danielle Steel (18) weds banker Claude-Eric Lazard

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 3 Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould (23) weds artist Deborah Lee

Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Stephen Jay Gould
Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist
Stephen Jay Gould
  • Nov 10 Netherlands 2nd Chamber accept marriage of Princess Beatrice & Claus von Amsberg

Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 Betty Harte, entertainer, dies at 82

Person of interestT. S. Eliot

Jan 4 T. S. Eliot, American-born British poet (The Waste Land) and Nobel laureate (1948), dies in London at 76

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot
  • Jan 5 Paul Arntzenius, Dutch painter, graphic artist and etcher, dies at 81
  • Jan 12 Lorraine Hansberry, US playwright, dies in NYC, dies at 34
  • Jan 12 Porcupine, in the National Zoo, dies at 27; oldest known rodent (Washington, DC)
  • Jan 15 Pierre Ngendandumwe, premier of Burundi, murdered
  • Jan 17 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, dies at 75

Person of interestWinston Churchill

Jan 24 Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain (C) (1940-45, 51-55) British leader during WWII dies at 90

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • Jan 26 Ali Mansoer, premier of Persia, murdered
  • Jan 28 Maxime Weygand, French soldier (b. 1867)
  • Feb 2 Richard P Blackmur, American critic/publisher (Good European), dies at 61
  • Feb 4 U C Greyhound, champion trotter (horse), dies at 33
  • Feb 13 William Heard Kilpatrick, American mathematician and philosopher, dies at 93
  • Feb 19 Gheorge Gheorghiu-Dej, Romanian communist politician (President of the State Council 1961-65), dies at 63

MurderMalcolm X

Feb 21 Malcolm X [Little], African American human rights activist and Muslim minister, assassinated in New York City at 39

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • Feb 22 Felix Frankfurter, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1882)
Civil Rights Activist Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Activist
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • Feb 28 Adolf Scharf, president of Austria (1957-65), dies at 74
  • Mar 5 Chen Cheng, Chinese politician (b. 1897)
  • Mar 9 Kazys Boruta, Lithuanian writer, dies at 60
  • Mar 11 James Reeb, US vicar/civil rights activist, murdered
  • Mar 13 George Călinescu, Romanian author (Lauda Lucrorilor), dies at 65
  • Mar 13 Corrado Gini, Italian statistician (b. 1884)
  • Mar 13 Fan S. Noli, Albanian bishop, poet, and politician (b. 1882)
  • Mar 13 Vittorio Jano, Italian automobile designer, dies at 73
  • Mar 17 Nancy Cunard, British writer and activist, dies at 69
  • Mar 18 Farouk I, last King of Egypt (1936-52), dies at 45
  • Mar 25 Viola Gregg Liuzzo, US civil rights activist, murdered
  • Mar 28 Mary [Victoria Alexandra Alice Mary], Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood and daughter of George V, dies at 67
  • Mar 28 Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (b. 1888)
  • Mar 30 Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, (Nobel Prize 1950 for cortisone), dies at 69
  • Apr 1 Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics manufacturer, dies at 92

Person of interestHarry Crerar

Apr 1 Harry Crerar, Canadian WWI & WWII general (First Canadian Army), dies at 76

Canadian WWII General Harry Crerar
Canadian WWII General
Harry Crerar
  • Apr 3 Ernst Kirchweger, Austrian communist and resistance fighter (born 1897 or 1898)
  • Apr 8 Erik A. Blomberg, Swedish art historian, poet and author, dies at 70
  • Apr 14 Perry E Smith, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
  • Apr 14 Robert E Hickok, US murderer (In Cold Blood), hanged
  • Apr 18 Guillermo González Camarena, Mexican inventor, dies at 48
  • Apr 21 Edward Victor Appleton, English physicist (Nobel Prize 1947), dies at 72
  • Apr 28 Ferdinand Bordewijk, Dutch lawyer & writer (Character), dies at 80
  • May 3 Howard Spring, British author (Heaven Lies About Us), dies at 76
  • May 3 Otto Forst de Battaglia, Austrian diplomat and genealogist, dies at 75
  • May 4 Norman Brokenshire, TV moderator (Four Square Court), dies at 66
  • May 9 Leopold Figl, Austrian politician (13th Chancellor of Austria), dies at 62
  • May 10 Hubertus J van Mook, Dutch min of Colonization (1942-45), dies at 70
  • May 11 Roger Vailland, French author, dies at 57
  • May 12 Roger Vailland, French playwright (La Truite), dies at 57
  • May 14 Frances Perkins, American politician and 1st woman to hold cabinet-level position (Labor 1933-45), dies at 83
  • May 15 Adrian Schoevers, Dutch director (Schoevers Institution), dies
  • May 18 Eduard Jan Dijksterhuis, Dutch historian of science (biography of Archimedes), dies at 72
  • May 19 Maria Dabrowska, Polish writer (Znaki Zycia), dies
  • May 21 Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer, dies at 82
  • May 22 Heinrich Barth, Swiss philosopher (Das Sein in der Zeit), dies
  • May 22 Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom (b. 1882)
  • May 23 David Smith, sculptor, dies
  • Jun 4 Bernard Verhoeven, Dutch poet (Pleidooi near een non), dies at 68
  • Jun 5 Thornton W. Burgess, American conservationist & author (The Bedtime Story-Books; Now I Remember: Autobiography of an Amateur Naturalist), dies at 91
  • Jun 7 Richard Billinger, Austria poet/writer (Bauernpassion), dies
  • Jun 8 Edmondo Rossoni, Italian fascist (b. 1884)
  • Jun 8 Julius Bissier, German painter, dies at 71
  • Jun 11 José Mendes Cabeçadas, 95th Prime Minister of Portugal and 9th President of Portugal (b. 1883)
  • Jun 11 Vernon Johns, American civil rights activist, dies at 73
  • Jun 13 Martin Buber, Austrian-Israeli dialogue philosopher and theologist (Ich und Du), dies at 87
  • Jun 13 David Drummond, Australian politician (b. 1890)
  • Jun 15 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (b. 1902
  • Jun 17 Arnold Meijer, Dutch leader of fascist Dutch National & Black Front, dies at 60
  • Jun 19 James Collip, Canadian biochemist and physiologist (insulin), dies at 72
  • Jun 20 Bernard Baruch, American financier and presidential adviser (Cold War), dies at 94
  • Jun 21 Bernard Baruch, American presidential advisor (termed "Cold War"), dies at 94
  • Jun 21 Kay Fisker, Danish architect (Hornbeck House, Copenhagen), dies at 72
  • Jun 22 Adriaan Franciscus Dussenbroek, Dutch doctor and co-founder (Union National Arubano), dies at 72
  • Jun 22 David O Selznick, American Academy Award-winning producer (Gone With the Wind, Rebecca), dies of a heart attack at 63
  • Jun 26 Johan C T Kikkert, painter/etcher/critic, dies at 82
  • Jun 26 Bertil Lindblad, Swedish astronomer (Milky Way system), dies at 69
  • Jun 27 Anthony Veiller, writer, dies at 62
  • Jul 3 Trigger, horse (Roy Rogers), dies at 25
  • Jul 5 Porfirio Rubirosa, Dominican diplomat and international playboy (b. 1909)
  • Jul 7 Moshe Sharett, 2nd Prime Minister of Israel (1954-55), dies at 70
  • Jul 10 Jacques Audiberti, French poet (Le cavalier seul), dies at 66
  • Jul 13 Photis Kontoglou, Greek writer, painter and iconographer, dies at 69

Person of interestAdlai Stevenson II

Jul 14 Adlai Stevenson II, American politician (US Ambassador to UN, 1961-65; Governor of Illinois, 1949-53; Democratic presidential candidate, 1952 & 1956), dies at 65

US Governor and Presidential Candidate Adlai Stevenson II
US Governor and Presidential Candidate
Adlai Stevenson II
  • Jul 15 Francis Cherry, American politician (b. 1908)

Person of interestSyngman Rhee

Jul 19 Syngman Rhee, 1st President of South Korea (1948-60), dies at 90

First President of South Korea Syngman Rhee
First President of South Korea
Syngman Rhee
  • Jul 27 Henri Daniel-Rops, French writer and historian (b. 1901)
  • Jul 28 Edogawa Ranpo, Japanese author (boy detectives club books), dies at 70
  • Jul 30 Junichiro Tanizaki, Japanese writer (Key), dies at 79
  • Aug 2 N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb, dies at 73
  • Aug 6 Aksel Sandemose, writer, dies

Person of interestShirley Jackson

Aug 8 Shirley Jackson, American author (Road Through the Wall), dies at 45

  • Aug 8 Olga Fastrová, Czech writer and editor (National Policy), dies at 89
  • Aug 13 Ikeda Hayato, Prime Minister of Japan (1960-64), dies at 65
  • Aug 14 Jan van Nijlen, Flemish poet and author (Walk at Dawn), dies at 80
  • Aug 22 Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), dies in a horse riding accident at 60
  • Aug 23 John Bata, Czech shoe manufacturer, dies at 67
  • Aug 27 Edmond of Dooren, Flemish painter, dies at 68

Person of interestLe Corbusier

Aug 27 Le Corbusier [Charles Jeanneret], Swiss French architect and city planner and dies at 77

Architect and City Planner Le Corbusier
Architect and City Planner
Le Corbusier
  • Aug 28 Giulio Racah, Israeli physicist (b. 1909)
  • Sep 2 Johannes Bobrowski, German poet and writer, dies at 48
  • Sep 4 Albert Schweitzer, German/French missionary (Nobel 1954), dies at 90
  • Sep 5 Thomas Johnston, Scottish-born politician (b. 1882)