1969 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 384

  • Jan 1 People's Democracy (PD) begin a march from Belfast to Derry, inspired by ML King's Selma to Montgomery march in the US
  • Jan 2 Lorraine Hansberry's "To be Young, Gifted & Black," premieres in NYC
  • Jan 2 Luis Ferré becomes the first statehooder Governor of Puerto Rico
  • Jan 2 Operation Barrier Reef begins in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 2 Australian Rupert Murdoch gains control of the 'News of the World'

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch
  • Jan 3 Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress
  • Jan 4 France begins arms embargo against Israel
  • Jan 4 A People's Democracy march between Belfast and Derry is repeatedly attacked by loyalists and off-duty police officers
  • Jan 5 Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman & Karl Shapiro
  • Jan 5 Neville Williams' "Chronology of the Expanding World" completed
  • Jan 5 USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)
  • Jan 7 US Congress doubles president salary
  • Jan 9 First trial flight of Concorde supersonic jetliner, Bristol, England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 9 Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill travels to London to meet Home Secretary James Callaghan and brief him on the growing violence in Northern Ireland

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
  • Jan 10 Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland
  • Jan 10 Sweden is the 1st Western country to recognize North Vietnam

  • Jan 10 USSR's Venera 6 launched for parachute landing on Venus
  • Jan 11 Jethro Tull's This Was Jethro Tull album debuts
  • Jan 14 25 members of US aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers
  • Jan 14 Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later
  • Jan 15 Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
  • Jan 15 Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union
  • Jan 15 Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill announces that an official inquiry will analyse the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland
  • Jan 16 Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
  • Jan 17 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 5 lands
  • Jan 18 Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris
  • Jan 18 United Airlines Flight 266 crashes into Santa Monica Bay, killing all 38 people on-board
  • Jan 20 Richard M Nixon inaugurated as US president
  • Jan 20 U of Az reports 1st optical id of pulsar (in Crab Nebula)
  • Jan 22 Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit
  • Jan 23 Cream releases their last album "Goodbye"
  • Jan 24 Queen Juliana of the Netherlands appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 24 Spanish dictator General Franco announces state of emergency

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • Jan 24 Deputy Prime Minister Brian Faulkner resigns from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest at the lack of 'strong government' on the part of PM Terence O'Neill
  • Jan 24 Students protest the erection of steel gates around the London School of Economics
  • Jan 25 US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
  • Jan 26 Minister of Health and Social Services William Morgan resigns from the Northern Ireland government
  • Jan 26 Police break up a march by hundreds of demonstrators in central Prague
  • Jan 27 14 spies hanged in Baghdad
  • Jan 27 9 Jews publicly executed in Damascus, Syria
  • Jan 27 Ian Paisley sentenced to 3 years

  • Jan 28 2nd ABA All-Star Game: West 133 beats East 127 at Louisville
  • Jan 29 Sheahan & Connolly hang on for exciting draw Australia v West Indies
  • Jan 30 US/Canada ISIS 1 launched to study ionosphere
  • Jan 31 Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, ends term as deputy director of CIA
  • Feb 1 US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
  • Feb 1 US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
  • Feb 3 Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill announces the dissolution of the Stormont parliament and the holding of new elections

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 4 The Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat chairman of the PLO

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Feb 4 41,163, then largest NBA crowd, watches doubleheader Cin-Det, SD-Bost
  • Feb 4 Lonne Elder's "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 5 US population reaches 200 million
  • Feb 6 The New Ulster Movement forms, promoting moderate and non-sectarian policies and to assist those candidates who support Northern Ireland Prime MinisterTerence O'Neill
  • Feb 7 Al-Fatah-leader Yasser Arafat becomes president of PLO
  • Feb 7 The original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is removed from service
  • Feb 8 Last edition of Saturday Evening Post
  • Feb 8 Meteorite weighing over 1 ton falls in Chihuahua, Mexico
  • Feb 9 1st flight of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet
  • Feb 11 Dorey Funk Jr beats Gene Kiniski in Tampa, to become NWA champ
  • Feb 13 Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released
  • Feb 13 Suriname government of Pengel resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 17 Golda Meir sworn in as the first female Prime Minister of Israel

4th Prime Minister of Israel Golda Meir
4th Prime Minister of Israel
Golda Meir
  • Feb 18 Doug Walters scores 2nd innings century after 242 in 1st
  • Feb 18 PLO-attack El-Al plane in Zurich Switzerland
  • Feb 21 1st launching of heavy N-1 rocket at Baikonur Kazakhstan (explodes)
  • Feb 23 Nayif Hawatimah forms Dem People's Front for Liberation of Palestine
  • Feb 24 Mariner 6 launched for Mars flyby to study planet's atmosphere
  • Feb 24 Northern Ireland Stormont parliament elections are held; the Unionist party fragments into 'Official Unionist' and 'Unofficial Unionist'
  • Feb 25 Mariner 6 launched for fly-by of Mars
  • Feb 25 West Germany gives $5 million to an Arab terrorist as ransom for the passengers and crew of a hijacked jumbo jet

BattleCoup d'état

Feb 27 General Hafez al-Assad becomes head of Syria via military coup

General and President of Syria Hafez al-Assad
General and President of Syria
Hafez al-Assad
  • Feb 27 President Nixon visits West Berlin
  • Feb 28 Ice Pairs Championship at Colorado Springs won by Rodnina & Ulanov of the Soviet Union
  • Feb 28 Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Colorado Springs won by Gabriele Seyfert of Great Britain
  • Feb 28 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Colorado Springs won by Tim Wood of USA
  • Feb 28 Terence O'Neill re-elected as leader of the Unionist Parliamentary Party and thus confirmed as Northern Ireland Prime Minister
  • Mar 1 Pirate Radio 259 begins operation off the French coast
  • Mar 2 1st test flight of the supersonic Concorde
  • Mar 2 Chinese-Russian borders fight (approx 70 die)
  • Mar 3 Apollo 9 launched for 151 Earth orbits (10 days)
  • Mar 4 London East End gang bosses twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray are found guilty of murder. Both will die in captivity.
  • Mar 5 Gold reaches then record high ($47 per ounce) in Paris
  • Mar 5 Gustav Heinemann elected President of West Germany
  • Mar 5 Joe Orton's "What the Butler Saw" premieres in London
  • Mar 7 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 10 James Earl Ray pleads guilty to murder of Martin Luther King Jr
  • Mar 12 120 cannabis joints found at George & Patti Harrison's home
  • Mar 13 Apollo 9 returns to Earth
  • Mar 15 US Supreme Court Justice Abe Fortas resigns
  • Mar 15 Violent Chinese-Russian border dispute leaves 100s dead
  • Mar 16 Viasa DC-9 crashes at Maracaibo's Grano de Oro airport, killing 155
  • Mar 17 Golda Meir becomes Israel's 4th PM
  • Mar 19 British invade Anguilla
  • Mar 19 Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention
  • Mar 19 The 385 metre tall TV-mast at Emley Moor, United Kingdom, collapses due to ice build- up.
  • Mar 20 Abebe Bikila's auto-accident, near Addis Ababa
  • Mar 21 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 22 "Billy" opens & closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 1 performance
  • Mar 23 Rally for Decency in Miami
  • Mar 24 Francis Turner is sworn in as the director of the Federal Highway Administration

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Christi Paul, American news anchor
  • Jan 2 Karl-Heinz Grasser, Austrian politician
  • Jan 17 Lukas Moodysson, Swedish film writer and director
  • Jan 17 Tijs Verwest, (DJ Tiësto) Dutch DJ
  • Jan 19 Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-born American author
  • Jan 20 Patrick K. Kroupa, American computer hacker
  • Jan 21 Tsubaki Nekoi, Japanese manga artist
  • Jan 28 Linda Sanchez, American politician
  • Jan 30 Carolyn Kepcher, American businesswoman and reality TV show star
  • Feb 1 Andrew Breitbart, conservative blogger and publisher, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Feb 3 Joseph [Beau] Biden III, American politician and son of Vice President Joe Biden, born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 2015)
  • Feb 10 Joe Mangrum, American artist, born in Florissant, Missouri
  • Feb 12 Darren Aronofsky, US director and writer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Feb 15 Josh Marshall, US journalist and blogger (Talking Points Memo), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Feb 20 Vaginal Davis, American drag queen, author and performance artist, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 20 Jason Blum, American producer, founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions (Whiplash, The Reader, Split), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Feb 21 Tony Meola, American footballer
  • Feb 22 Hans Klok, Dutch illusionist
  • Mar 12 Jake Tapper, American journalist
  • Mar 15 Rona Ambrose, Canadian politician
  • Mar 17 [Lee] Alexander McQueen, English fashion designer, born in London (d. 2010)
  • Mar 20 Thang Thanh Nguyen, Soc Trang Vietnam, murderer (FBI Most Wanted)
  • Mar 20 Mannie Fresh, American producer
  • Mar 31 Nyamko Sabuni, Swedish politician

Person of interestMellody Hobson

Apr 3 Mellody Hobson, American businesswoman (Chairman of Dreamworks Animation), born in Chicago, Illinois

Chairman of Dreamworks Animation Mellody Hobson
Chairman of Dreamworks Animation
Mellody Hobson
  • Apr 6 Jack Canfora, American playwright
  • Apr 14 Vebjørn Selbekk, Norwegian journalist
  • Apr 18 Princess Sayako of Japan
  • Apr 18 Keith R.A. DeCandido, American author
  • Apr 18 Sayako Kuroda, Japanese Imperial Shinto priestess and Supreme Priestess of the Ise Grand Shrine, born in Chiyoda, Tokyo
  • Apr 21 Robin Meade, American reporter
  • Apr 25 Jon Olsen, American 100m freestyle/400m/800m medley (Olymp-gold-1992, 96)
  • Apr 27 Cory Booker, American politician, 36th Mayor of Newark (2006-13), born in Washington, D.C.
  • May 1 Wes Anderson, American director and writer
  • May 3 Daryl F. Mallett, American writer and editor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 7 Rick Porras, American co-producer
  • May 10 John Scalzi, American writer
  • May 16 Tucker Carlson, American television commentator
  • May 25 Stacy London, American fashion consultant
  • May 26 John Baird, Canadian politician
  • Jun 8 Marcos Siega, American director
  • Jun 9 Eric Wynalda, American footballer
  • Jun 10 Kate Snow, American TV journalist
  • Jun 14 Michael Gerber, American parody author
  • Jun 18 Christopher Largen, American author
  • Jun 19 Thomas Breitling, American entrepreneur
  • Jun 21 Gabriella Paruzzi, Italian skier
  • Jun 29 Toru Hashimoto, Japanese politician
  • Jun 29 Claude Béchard, Canadian politician
  • Jul 2 Matthew Cox, American convicted felon
  • Jul 13 Oleg Serebrian, Moldovan politician and political scientist
  • Jul 18 Elizabeth Gilbert, American author (Eat Pray, Love), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Jul 28 Alexis Arquette, American transgender performer (Last Exit to Brooklyn), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • Jul 28 Dana White, UFC President
  • Jul 31 Kenneth D. Schisler, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Aug 9 Divine Brown [Estelle Marie Thompson], American prostitute (Hugh Grant), born in Oakland, California
  • Aug 14 DJ Uncle Al, American hip-hop DJ (d. 2001)
  • Aug 19 Emigdio Preciado, Hispanic fugitive on FBI's Most Wanted list
  • Aug 23 Keith Tyson, English artist, born in Ulverston, United Kingdom
  • Aug 27 Cesar Millan, Culiacan Mexico, professional dog trainer
  • Aug 28 Sheryl Sandberg, American technology executive (COO Facebook) and author (Lean In), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Aug 31 Andrew Phillip Cunanan, serial killer (Gianni Versache)
  • Sep 2 Chris Kuzneski, American bestselling author
  • Sep 6 Michael Davis, American softball player (Solvents, et al)
  • Sep 7 Rudy Galindo, 1996 US Mens' Champion, born in San Jose, California
  • Sep 12 James Frey, American writer (Bright Shiny Morning), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Sep 15 Jim Curtiss, American writer
  • Sep 26 David Ferguson, British murderer
  • Sep 28 Mark Everett, American fugitive
  • Sep 28 Ben Greenman, American author
  • Oct 1 Agustin Vasquez-Mendoza, Mexican murderer (FBI Most Wanted)
  • Oct 11 Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, youngest son of Queen Beatrix and Claus von Amsberg, born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Oct 11 Ty Murray, American rodeo cowboy (5-time all-around world champion), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Oct 16 Gregory Metcalf, Ellensburg Wash, 3k steeplechase
  • Oct 19 DJ Sammy [Samuel Bouriah], Spanish DJ, born in Mallorca
  • Oct 19 John Edward, American TV Psychic
  • Nov 6 Colson Whitehead, American writer (The Intuitionist, The Underground Railroad), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 12 Ian Bremmer, American political scientist, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • Nov 12 Johnny Gosch, American kidnap victim, born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • Nov 13 Lori Berenson, American criminal
  • Nov 13 Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Dutch author
  • Nov 15 Shane Mack, American politician
  • Nov 22 Katrin Krabbe, Neubrandenburg German DR, 100m/200m (World Champ 1991)
  • Nov 22 Marjane Satrapi, Iranian graphic novelist
  • Nov 26 Kara Walker, American artist
  • Dec 5 Sajid Javid, British politician, Home Secretary (2018-), born in Littleborough, England
  • Dec 9 André Heinz, American environmentalist and son of Senator Henry John Heinz III & Teresa Heinz
  • Dec 12 Kris Wirtz, Red Deer Alberta, ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada)

Person of interestLei Jun

Dec 16 Lei Jun, Chinese Businessman and founder of Xiaomi Inc, born in Xiantao, Hubei

Founder of Xiaomi Inc Lei Jun
Founder of Xiaomi Inc
Lei Jun
  • Dec 17 Chuck Liddell, American mixed martial artist
  • Dec 25 Bernhard Jr, Prince of Netherlands
  • Dec 27 Sarah Vowell, American author and journalist

Person of interestLinus Torvalds

Dec 28 Linus Torvalds, Finnish-American software engineer (developed Linux operating system), born in Helsinki, Finland

Software Engineer Linus Torvalds
Software Engineer
Linus Torvalds
  • Dec 31 Dominik Diamond, Scottish presenter and newspaper columnist

Weddings in History

  • Mar 8 Marriage of 12 year old Marcella Rosciglione in Palermo

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 8 CEO of McDonald's Ray Kroc (66) weds philanthropist Joan Mansfield (40)

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 11 Future South African president F. W. de Klerk marries Marike Willemse

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 22 Writer and producer R. L. Stine (25) weds editor Jane Waldhorn

Children's Book Writer R. L. Stine
Children's Book Writer
R. L. Stine

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 10 Economist Robert F. Engle (26) weds psychologist Marianne Eger

Economist Robert F. Engle
Economist
Robert F. Engle

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 8 Polish politician and trade-union organizer Lech Wałęsa (25) weds Danuta Golos (20)

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 110

  • Jan 3 Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (b. 1909)
  • Jan 4 Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (b. 1908)
  • Jan 5 Franz Theodor Csokor, Austrian author (Gottes General), dies at 83
  • Jan 11 Richmal Crompton, British author (b. 1890)
  • Jan 15 Theodor Werner, German painter, dies at 82
  • Jan 16 Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20
  • Jan 18 Hans Freyer, German sociologist and philosopher, dies at 81
  • Jan 30 Dominique G Pire, clergyman, (Europe village Nobel 1958), dies at 58
  • Jan 31 Meher Baba, Indian guru (b. 1894)
  • Feb 3 Eduardo C Mondlane, president of Mozambique, murdered
  • Feb 14 Vito Genovese, US mafia chief, dies at 71
  • Feb 18 Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premier of (Yugoslavia 1939-4.), dies at 76
  • Feb 25 Jan Zajic, Czech student, self incinerates
  • Feb 26 Karl Jaspers, German psychiatrist/philosopher, dies at 86
  • Feb 26 Levi Eshkol, [Sjkolnik], Israeli Prime Minister (1963-69), dies in office of a heart attack at 73
  • Feb 27 Marius Barbeau, French Canadian folklorist (b. 1883)
  • Mar 6 Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (b. 1952)
  • Mar 9 Riad, chief of staff (Egyptian army), dies
  • Mar 11 John Wyndham, American sci-fi author (Chrysalids), dies at 65
  • Mar 14 Ben Shahn, Lithuanian-American painter (1964 Arts & Letters), dies at 70
  • Mar 20 Henri Longchambon, French politician, dies at 72
  • Mar 21 Gerhard Fritsch, Austrian writer, dies at 44
  • Mar 23 Rudolf Pannwitz, German author/philosopher (Urblik), dies at 87
  • Mar 24 Joseph Kasavubu, president Congo (1960-65), dies at about 55
  • Mar 25 Max Eastman, American critic/essayist (Love and Revolution), dies at 86
  • Mar 26 Günther Weisenborn, German writer and German Resistance fighter, dies at 66
  • Mar 27 B[runo] Traven, writer (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), writer whose identity is disputed, dies at possibly 87

Person of interestDwight D. Eisenhower

Mar 28 Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th US President (R, 1953-61) and WWII general, dies of a congestive heart failure at 78

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Mar 28 Aryeh Levin [Reb Aryeh], Orthodox Jewish rabbi, dies at 84
  • Apr 5 Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier, French author (La Peur), dies at 73
  • Apr 5 Rómulo Gallegos, 48th President of Venezuela (1948), dies at 84
  • Apr 5 Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (b. 1903)
  • Apr 8 Denton Cooley, heart transplant patient, recieved 1st fully artificial heart, dies at 48
  • Apr 10 Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (b. 1893)
  • Apr 15 Victoria von Battenberg, Queen of Spain as the wife of King Alfonso XIII, dies at 81
  • Apr 26 Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of aikido (b. 1883)
  • Apr 27 René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (b. 1919)
  • May 2 Franz JHMM von Papen, German chancellor (1932), dies at 89
  • May 3 Zakir Husain, 3rd President of India (1967-69) and scholar, dies at 72
  • May 4 Osbert Sitwell, English writer (Out of the Flame), dies at 76
  • May 8 Remington Kellogg, American naturalist and director (U.S. National Museum), dies at 76
  • May 16 Johnny Jordan, English cameraman (You Only Live Twice), dies at 44
  • May 17 Joseph Beran, Czech archbishop of Prague/cardinal, dies at 80
  • May 23 Peter Alma, painter and graphic artist, dies at 83
  • May 26 Kathryn Minner, entertainer, dies of heart attack at 77
  • May 26 Allan H. Loughead, American aviation pioneer (Lockheed Corporation; b. 1889)
  • Jun 11 John L. Lewis, American labour leader, formed Congress of Industrial Organizations, dies at 89
  • Jun 12 Alexander Deyneka, Ukrainian painter (b. 1899)
  • Jun 16 Harold RLG 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis, British field marshal, dies at 78
  • Jun 16 John BMR "John" Hanlo, poet (Oote oote boe), dies at 57
  • Jun 24 Maria Delgado, entertainer, dies
  • Jun 24 Willey Ley, US science writer, dies at 62
  • Jun 29 Moise K Tsjombe, premier Congo/Zaire, dies
  • Jul 5 Tom Mboya, Kenyian economics minister, assassinated in Narobi at 65
  • Jul 5 Walter Gropius, architect/found (Bauhaus school of design), dies at 86
  • Jul 8 Charmian Clift, Australian writer and essayist, dies at 45
  • Jul 9 Gertrude Dixon, compiler of Shunryu Suzuki's Zen Mind, dies
  • Jul 13 Madiba Thembekile, Nelson Mandela's son, dies in a car accident at 24
  • Jul 19 Mary Jo Kopechne, American political campaign specialist and Ted Kennedy's car passenger, drowns at 28
  • Jul 19 Pavel I Apostolov, Russian military bandmaster, dies
  • Jul 23 Deli Floyd, writer, dies
  • Jul 24 Witold Gombrowicz, Polish author (Ferdydurke, Dziennik), dies at 64
  • Jul 28 Ramón Grau, 6th and 10th President of Cuba, dies at 87
  • Aug 6 Theodor W. Adorno, German philosopher and sociologist, dies at 65
  • Aug 8 Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer, German human biologist and Nazi physician, dies at 73
  • Aug 9 Abigail Folger, American coffee magnate (Folgers), murdered
  • Aug 9 Voyteck Freykowski, US director, murdered
  • Aug 9 Wojciech Frykowski, Polish writer (murdered) (b. 1936)
  • Aug 9 Jay Sebring, American hair stylist, murdered by Manson family at 35
  • Aug 9 Steven Parent, American student (murdered) (b. 1951)

Person of interestCecil Frank Powell

Aug 9 Cecil Frank Powell, English physicist who discovered pion (pi-meson), a subatomic particle (Nobel 1950), dies at 65

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Cecil Frank Powell
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Cecil Frank Powell
  • Aug 10 Leno LaBianca, American businessman (murdered) (b. 1925)
  • Aug 10 Rosemary LaBianca, American housewife (murdered) (b. 1930)
  • Aug 14 Leonard Sidney Woolf, English publisher/writer, dies at 88
  • Aug 15 Stijn Streuvels [Frank Lateur], Flemish writer (De Vlaschaard), dies at 97
  • Aug 17 Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, German-American architect (November Group), dies at 83
  • Aug 17 Philip Blaiberg, after 19 days with artificial heart, dies
  • Aug 18 Otto Stern, German/US physicist (Nobel 1943), dies at 81
  • Aug 27 Erika Mann, German-American author (Other Germany) and daughter of Thomas Mann, dies at 63
  • Aug 27 Henri EJA de Page, Belgian lawyer, dies
  • Aug 27 Ivy Compton-Burnett, English novelist (Manservant and Maidservant), dies at 85
  • Sep 2 Harry Williams Millard, producer, dies of cancer at 41

Person of interestHo Chi Minh

Sep 3 Ho Chi Minh [Nguyễn Sinh Cung], Vietnamese communist revolutionary and President of North Vietnam (1946-69), dies at 79 of heart failure

Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary
Ho Chi Minh
  • Sep 7 Everett McKinley Dirksen, (Sen-R), dies at 73
  • Sep 8 Bud Collyer, TV emcee (Beat the Clock, To Tell the Truth), dies at 61
  • Sep 8 Alexandra David-Néel, Belgian-French explorer and writer, dies at 100
  • Sep 13 Charles Foulkes, Canada gen/honorary citizen of Wageningen, dies at 66
  • Sep 19 Bert [Lambertus] Bakker, director Free Netherland/inventor, dies
  • Sep 22 Adolfo Lopez Mateos, president of Mexico, dies at 59
  • Oct 2 Katharine Susannah Prichard, Australian novelist (Black Opal), dies at 85
  • Oct 12 Serge Poliakoff, Russ/French painter, dies
  • Oct 15 Shermake, president of (Somalia), murdered

Person of interestJack Kerouac

Oct 21 Jack Kerouac, American writer (Doctor Sax, On the Road), dies at 47

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac
  • Oct 21 Waclaw Sierpinski, Polish mathematician (Sierpinski triangle), dies at 87
  • Nov 2 Marion Lloyd Vince, fencer (National champ 1928, 31), dies at 63
  • Nov 4 Carlos Marighela, Brazilian guerilla, dies in battle
  • Nov 5 Itih Walracen, Sudanese widow of author William Walraven, dies
  • Nov 8 Vesto Slipher, American Astronomer who provided the first evidence to support the expanding-universe theory
  • Nov 10 Tadeusz Peiper, Polish poet, dies at 78
  • Nov 15 Ignacio Aldecoa, Spanish writer (Gran Sol, Caballo the Pica), dies at 44