1970 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 460

  • Jan 1 "The Epoch" (Time 0 for UNIX systems, Midnight GMT)
  • Jan 1 Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established
  • Jan 1 The Netherland Christian Workers Union (NCW) forms
  • Jan 1 Revised calendar for Western (RC) Church goes into effect
  • Jan 1 The University College of Zululand, formerly affiliated to the University of South Africa, attains full academic autonomy as the University of Zululand.
  • Jan 1 The Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR), an infantry regiment of the British Army, comes into existence
  • Jan 1 US Federal oil depletion allowance reduced from 27.5 to 22.0 percent
  • Jan 2 US population is 293,200,000; African American population: 22,600,000 (11.1%)
  • Jan 3 Marxist government takes over in Congo
  • Jan 4 NYC transit fare rises from 20 cents to 30 cents, new larger tokens used

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 4 Walter Cronkite ends hosting weekly documentary

Broadcast Journalist Walter Cronkite
Broadcast Journalist
Walter Cronkite
  • Jan 4 More than 15,000 people are killed in Tonghai County, China after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake
  • Jan 5 23,000 Belgian mine workers strike

Music concertWoodstock Music and Art Fair

Jan 7 Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by "Woodstock"

  • Jan 9 Constitution of Singapore enacted
  • Jan 10 Preview Center opens at Walt Disney World, Florida - first building to open
  • Jan 11 Irish republican political party Sinn Féin party splits between those in favor of abstentionism (of not taking any seats won in the parliaments) and those where against
  • Jan 12 Nigerian civil war ends, Biafra surrenders to Nigeria
  • Jan 13 Riots begin in the Ballymurphy area of Belfast
  • Jan 14 Royal Ulster Constabulary officers patrol the Falls Road area of Belfast for the first time since 1969
  • Jan 15 Republic of Biafra disbands and joins Nigeria
  • Jan 15 Riots break out in the Ardoyne area of Belfast

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 15 Muammar Gaddafi is proclaimed premier of Libya

Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Revolutionary and Authoritarian Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
  • Jan 15 Nigerian Civil War, or Biafran War, ends in a Nigerian victory with the state of Biafra rejoining Nigeria
  • Jan 16 AAU player Steve Myers makes a basketball field goal of 92'3½" from out of bounds, Tacoma-it shouldn't have counted, but was allowed
  • Jan 16 Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects
  • Jan 16 4 months after leading a coup against monarchy, Muammar Gaddafi takes over rule of Libya
  • Jan 17 John M Burgess installed as bishop of Protestant Episcopals (Mass)
  • Jan 18 Hasse Borjes skates world record 500m in 38.9 sec
  • Jan 19 Dutch bishops says he is in favor of married priests
  • Jan 19 Nixon nominates G Harold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)
  • Jan 19 UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
  • Jan 20 Super Fight, computer mock championship between Ali & Marciano; Marciano won.
  • Jan 22 1st commercial Boeing 747 flight, Pan American World Airways flies from New York City to London in 6½ hours
  • Jan 22 Test debut of Barry Richards, South Africa v Australia, Cape Town
  • Jan 23 Australia's 1st amateur radio satellite (Oscar 5) launched (California)
  • Jan 23 Member of Dutch feminist group Dolle Mina burn their bras in Amsterdam
  • Jan 23 US launches 2nd generation weather satellite, ITOS 1
  • Jan 23 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Jan 24 3rd ABA All-Star Game: West 128 beats East 98 at Indiana
  • Jan 24 Valeri Muratov skates world record 500m (38.99 sec)
  • Jan 26 Pendleton, Ford & Cryer's "Last Sweet Days of Isaac," premieres in NYC
  • Jan 26 "Bridge over Troubled Water" 5th and final studio album by Simon & Garfunkel is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year, Best Engineered Non-Classical Album 1971)
  • Jan 28 Lubomír Strougal succeeds Cernik as premier of Czechoslovakia
  • Jan 29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 1 Stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die
  • Feb 1 West-Germany & USSR sign gas contract

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Feb 1 Northern Ireland PM Chichester-Clark meets British Home Secretary James Callaghan to discuss the economy of Northern Ireland

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
  • Feb 4 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 5 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 6 Graeme Pollock completes 274 v Australia at Durban

  • Feb 7 LSU's "Pistol" Pete Marovich scores 69 pts in losing cause
  • Feb 7 US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
  • Feb 7 US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
  • Feb 10 26.4 cm precipitation falls on Mount Washington NH (state record)
  • Feb 10 Dry powder avalanche moving at 120 mph smashes into youth hostel at Val d'Isere, France, killing 40 Belgian, French, & German youths
  • Feb 11 26.37 cm (10.38") of rainfall, Mt Washington, NH (state 24-hr rec)
  • Feb 11 Japan becomes 4th nation to put a satellite (Osumi) in orbit
  • Feb 12 Anthony Shaffer's "Sleuth" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 13 Man-eating tiger is reported to have killed 48, 80 km from New Delhi
  • Feb 13 NL offices begins move from Cin to SF (completed Feb 23)
  • Feb 15 Dominican DC-9 crashes into sea at Santo Domingo, kills 102
  • Feb 15 Nationalists disrupt UN session on Congo
  • Feb 17 US army officer Jeffrey MacDonald murders his pregnant wife & two small daughters
  • Feb 17 Robert Marasco's "Child's Play" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 18 Chicago 7 defendants found innocent of inciting to riot

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 18 US president Richard Nixon launches the "Nixon doctrine"

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Feb 19 AL Cy Young winner Denny McLain suspended for bookmaking
  • Feb 19 USSR launches Sputnik 52 & Molniya 1-13 communications satellite
  • Feb 21 Jackson 5 make TV debut on "American Bandstand"
  • Feb 21 Pathet Lao conquers Xieng Khuang & Muong Suy
  • Feb 22 12th Daytona 500: Pete Hamilton wins (149.601 MPH)
  • Feb 23 Guyana becomes a republic (National Day)
  • Feb 23 Holy Eucharist given by women for 1st time in Roman Catholic service
  • Feb 24 29 Swiss Army officers die in avalanche (Reckingen, Switzerland)
  • Feb 24 Heintje Simons (14) wins 7 gold records
  • Feb 27 NY Times (falsely) reports US army has ended domestic surveillance

Music releaseAlbum Release

Mar 1 Charles Manson's album "Lie" is released

Murderer Charles Manson
Murderer
Charles Manson
  • Mar 1 End of US commercial whale hunting
  • Mar 1 Kreisky's social democrats win Austrian parliamentary election
  • Mar 2 White government of Rhodesia declares itself a republic
  • Mar 2 American Airlines' 1st flight of a Boeing 747
  • Mar 2 Supreme Court ruled draft evaders can not be penalized after 5 years
  • Mar 4 French submarine "Eurydice" explodes off Cape Camarat in the Mediterranean, all 57 crew lost
  • Mar 5 Edison Theater opens at 240 W 47th St NYC
  • Mar 5 Nuclear non-proliferation treaty goes into effect
  • Mar 5 SDS Weathermen terrorist group bomb 18 West 11th St in NYC
  • Mar 5 Dubnium atoms are first detected conclusively.
  • Mar 6 A Catholic man is shot dead by British soldiers in Belfast, North Ireland
  • Mar 7 Ice Pairs Championship at Ljubljana won by Rodnina & Ulanov (URS)
  • Mar 7 Ladies' Figure Skating Champ in Ljubljana won by Gabriele Seyfert (GDR)
  • Mar 7 Men's Figure Skating Championship in Ljubljana won by Tim Wood (USA)
  • Mar 10 South Africa complete 4-0 series drubbing of Australia
  • Mar 10 Members of the Stormont Parliament of Northern Ireland given police protection
  • Mar 11 Iraqi Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation
  • Mar 12 US lowers voting age from 21 to 18
  • Mar 13 100 year Beehive anniversary ends in brawl in Amsterdam
  • Mar 13 Digital Equipment Corp introduces PDP-11 minicomputer
  • Mar 13 San Francisco city employees begin 4-day strike
  • Mar 15 Expo '70 opens in Osaka, Japan

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 103

  • Jan 16 Garth Ennis, Irish comic book author
  • Jan 17 Genndy Tartakovsky, Russian-born animator
  • Jan 17 James Wattana, Thai snooker player
  • Jan 22 Alex Ross, American comic book painter (Marvels, Kingdom Come)
  • Jan 27 Carlos Javier Bernardo, Dutch prince
  • Jan 27 Emmanuel Pahud, French-Swiss flautist
  • Jan 29 Paul Ryan, US politician (R-Wisconsin) and Speaker of the House (2015-), born in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • Feb 10 Åsne Seierstad, Norwegian journalist
  • Feb 10 Myrea Pettit, British illustrator
  • Feb 12 Judd Winick, writer and artist
  • Feb 16 D.J. Wallis, American fitness competitor
  • Feb 20 Cheyenne Brando, Papeete Tahiti, daughter of Marlon
  • Feb 24 Kienast quintuplets, American quintuplets
  • Feb 27 Michael A. Burstein, American writer
  • Feb 27 Matthias Lechner, German art director
  • Feb 28 Daniel Handler, American writer, better known as Lemony Snicket
  • Mar 2 Steve Holman, miler, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Mar 7 James Calvin Spivey, Schiller Park Ill, miler
  • Mar 9 Melissa Rathburn-Nealy, US soldier (Iraqi POW)
  • Mar 11 Delia Gallagher, American journalist
  • Mar 12 Dave Eggers, American writer, editor, and publisher
  • Mar 17 Shannan Mitchem, Decatur GA, female infielder (Colo Silver Bullets)
  • Mar 27 Princess Leila of Iran (d. 2001)
  • Mar 28 Michelle Gildernew, Irish republican politician
  • Apr 4 Michael Schwartz, American turntablist, known as Mix Master Mike, DJ for the Beastie Boys
  • Apr 9 Mike Barz, American meteorologist and TV anchor
  • Apr 20 Adriano Moraes, Brazilian rodeo performer
  • Apr 30 Ken Stanton, American Radio Personality
  • May 5 Kyan Douglas, American TV-personality
  • May 5 Naomi Klein, Canadian author and activist
  • May 5 Soheil Ayari, French racer
  • May 17 Matt Lindland, American mixed martial arts fighter
  • May 23 Yigal Amir, Israeli assassin of Yitzhak Rabin
  • May 23 Blake Schwendiman, American author
  • May 25 Michael B Enyaer, writer (Pilot One)
  • May 25 Satsuki Yukino, Seiyuu
  • May 26 Nobuhiro Watsuki, Japanese cartoonist
  • May 27 Tim Farron, British politician
  • May 29 Natarsha Belling, Australian news presenter
  • May 30 Ness Wadia, Indian industrialist
  • Jun 1 Joshua Compston, art impressario
  • Jun 3 Ammon McNeely, American rock climber
  • Jun 6 Sarah Dessen, American author
  • Jun 8 Gabrielle Giffords, American politician
  • Jun 14 Todd Manning, fictional character (One Life to Live)
  • Jun 19 Rahul Gandhi, Indian politician
  • Jun 20 Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco
  • Jun 20 Andrea Nahles, German politician
  • Jun 20 Bruce Woodcock, American computer games analyst
  • Jun 22 Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician, artist, producer and businessman
  • Jun 25 Ariel Gore, American journalist and author
  • Jun 30 Mark Grudzielanek, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jul 9 Masami Tsuda, Japanese manga author
  • Jul 12 Juba Kalamka, American artist/activist
  • Jul 19 Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politician, First Minister of Scotland (2014-), born in Irvine, Scotland
  • Jul 23 Thea Dorn, German writer
  • Jul 25 Nicholas CEJ Windsor, son of the English Duke of Kent
  • Jul 31 Ahmad Akbarpour, Iranian writer (The Train of That Night), born in Chah Varz, Lamerd, Iran
  • Aug 2 Kevin Smith, director (Chasing Amy, Mallrats, Clerks)
  • Aug 3 Masahiro Sakurai, Japanese video game developer
  • Aug 9 Chris Cuomo, American TV journalist
  • Aug 12 Anthony Swofford, American novelist
  • Aug 13 Will Clarke, American novelist
  • Aug 15 Ben Silverman, American TV executive
  • Aug 22 Charlie Connelly, English writer (Attention All Shipping), born in London
  • Aug 23 Lawrence Frank, American head coach
  • Aug 24 Dan Henderson, American Mixed martial artist, born in Downey, California
  • Aug 27 Peter Ebdon, English snooker player
  • Aug 31 Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan, born in Kuwait City
  • Sep 3 Jeremy Glick, American United Airlines Flight 93 passenger (d. 2001)
  • Sep 11 Chris Garver, tattoo artist
  • Sep 18 Michela Rocco, Udine Italy, Miss Italy (1987)
  • Sep 18 Dan Eldon, British photojournalist (d. 1993)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 21 Samantha Power, Irish American author and diplomat (US Ambassador to the UN), born in Dublin, Ireland

Journalist and Diplomat Samantha Power
Journalist and Diplomat
Samantha Power
  • Sep 27 Yoshiharu Habu, Japanese professional shogi player
  • Oct 2 Colin Rivas, Galician artist
  • Oct 8 Sadiq Khan, British politician, 1st Muslim Mayor of London, born in London
  • Oct 10 Sir Matthew Pinsent, English rower
  • Oct 13 Serena Altschul, American reporter
  • Oct 18 Camille Spitaleri, Mountain View Ca, female infielder (Silver Bullets)
  • Oct 18 José Padilla, American former gang member and alleged supporter of terrorism
  • Oct 20 Michelle Malkin, American political commentator and author
  • Oct 23 Grant Imahara, American TV Mythbuster
  • Oct 24 Rob Leslie-Carter, British Engineer and Project Manager
  • Oct 30 Tory Belleci, American TV Mythbuster
  • Oct 30 Ben Bailey, American host of the TV game show Cash Cab, born in Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • Nov 8 Tom Anderson, co-founder of MySpace
  • Nov 9 Domino (Hip Hop Producer), American Hip Hop Producer
  • Nov 11 Lee Parkin Starsky, daughter of Ringo
  • Nov 11 Lee Battersby, Australian author
  • Nov 18 Megyn Kelly, American television news anchor
  • Nov 20 Matt Blunt, American politician, Governor of Missouri (2005-2009), born in Greene County, Missouri
  • Nov 22 Stel Pavlou, British novelist
  • Nov 23 Zoë Ball, British television and radio presenter
  • Nov 25 Saskia Sibilo, Miss Suriname (1990)
  • Nov 29 David Beinhoff, mayor
  • Dec 1 Jouko Ahola, Finnish strongman
  • Dec 17 Benedictine, [St Bernard]; becomes heaviest known dog (137 kg)
  • Dec 18 Miles Marshall Lewis, American author
  • Dec 18 Johnny Yeo, English artist

Weddings in History

  • May 11 Sammy Davis Jr weds Altovise

HeartWedding of Interest

May 19 US Vice President Al Gore weds (22) weds author Tipper Aitcheson (21) at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, DC

45th Vice President of the United States Al Gore
45th Vice President of the United States
Al Gore

HeartWedding of Interest

May 23 US Secretary of State John Kerry (26) weds heiress Julia Stimson Thorne (25)

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 29 Medical researcher Jonas Salk (55) weds painter and author Françoise Gilot (48) in Paris

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 23 US Solicitor General Ken Starr weds Alice Mendell

Lawyer Who Investigated Bill Clinton Ken Starr
Lawyer Who Investigated Bill Clinton
Ken Starr

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 5 Producer Dick Wolf (23) weds Susan Scranton

Crime Drama Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama Producer
Dick Wolf

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 3 75th Prime Minister of UK John Major (27) weds Norma Johnson (28) at St Matthew's Church, Brixton

British Prime Minister John Major
British Prime Minister
John Major

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 153

  • Jan 3 Gladys Aylward, British missionary in China; portrayed by Ingrid Bergman in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (b. 1902)
  • Jan 4 Jean-Étienne Valluy, French general (b. 1899)
  • Jan 5 Joseph A Yablonski, candidate for United Mine Workers pres, murdered
  • Jan 5 Max Born, German physicist (quantum mechanics, Nobel 1954), dies at 87
  • Jan 5 Cyril Fagan, Irish astrologer (b. 1896)
  • Jan 8 Georges Guibourg, French performer (b. 1891)
  • Jan 10 Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Voskhod II), dies at 44
  • Jan 12 Blanche Stuart Scott, US pilot, dies at 84
  • Jan 14 William Feller, Croatian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • Jan 16 Armijn Pane, Indonesian writer (Djinak-djinak merpati), dies at 61
  • Jan 18 David O McKay, 9th Mormon president, dies at 96
  • Jan 24 Caresse Crosby, American poet (b. 1891)
  • Jan 25 Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st African American female DA in NY, dies at 70
  • Jan 27 Rita Angus, New Zealand painter (b. 1908)
  • Jan 29 Basil H Liddell Hart, English military historian, dies at 74
  • Feb 1 Alfréd Rényi, Hungarian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • Feb 2 Bertrand Russell, philosopher, British MP, dies in Merioneth at 97
  • Feb 15 Sir Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain (b. 1882)
  • Feb 17 Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Jewish novelist (Nobel 1966), dies at 81
  • Feb 18 Desiderius A Stracke, Flemish jesuit/literature historian, dies at 94
  • Feb 19 Ralph Edward Flanders, (Sen-VT), dies at 89
  • Feb 20 Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (b. 1885)
  • Feb 20 Café Filho, 18th Brazilian President (1954-1955) dies aged 71
  • Feb 25 Mark Rothko, abstract expressionist (Green on Blue), dies at 66
  • Feb 27 Robert Bruce Lockhart, diplomat/writer, dies
  • Feb 27 Marie Dionne, one of the French Canadian Dionne quintuplets (b. 1934)
  • Mar 1 Ed[uard] Hoornik, Dutch writer/poet (Na jaren), dies at 59
  • Mar 2 Marc-Aurèle Fortin, Quebec painter (b. 1888)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 11 Erle Stanley Gardner, American writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • Mar 15 Josef Martin Bauer, writer, dies at 68
  • Mar 15 Tarjei Vesaas, Nowegian author/novelist/writer (Isslottet), dies at 72
  • Mar 16 Arthur Adamov, Russian-French playwright (Paolo Paoli), dies at 61
  • Mar 17 Fernand Crommelynck, Belgian playwright (Chaud et Frois), dies at 83
  • Mar 21 Marlen Haushofer, writer, dies at 49
  • Mar 23 Del Lord, Canadian director (b. 1894)
  • Mar 26 Fritz Ascher, German Expressionist artist
  • Mar 29 Anna Louise Strong, American communist journalist (b. 1885)
  • Mar 30 Heinrich Brüning, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1885)
  • Mar 31 Semjon Timoshenko, Russ marshal/inspector-general (WWII), dies at 75
  • Apr 5 Alfred Henry Sturtevant, American geneticist, dies at 78
  • Apr 6 Sam Sheppard, American accused murderer (b. 1923)
  • Apr 7 Josina Machel, wife of Mozambique's 1st pres Samora Machel, dies
  • Apr 8 Marie V Felix, Prince of Luxemburg, dies
  • Apr 9 Gustaf Tenggren, Swedish illustrator (b. 1896)
  • Apr 10 Charles Paton, dies at 96
  • Apr 11 Cathy O'Donnell, dies at 66
  • Apr 11 John H O'Hara, US journalist (Pal Joey, Rage to Live), dies at 65
  • Apr 16 Richard Neutra, American architect (b. 1892)
  • Apr 17 Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92
  • Apr 26 John Knittel, Swiss writer, dies at 79
  • Apr 26 Paul Celan, writer, dies at 49 [or May 5]
  • Apr 26 Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (b. 1886)
  • Apr 30 Jacob Presser, historian/writer (Doom, Ondergang), dies at 71
  • May 1 Crown Prince Euimin, Crown Prince Korea (b. 1897)
  • May 4 4 students, at Kent State University killed by Ohio National Guard
  • May 4 William Schroeder (b. 1950)
  • May 9 Walter P. Reuther, US worker's union leader, President of the CIO, dies in a plane crash at 62
  • May 9 Andrew Watson Myles, Canadian politician (b. 1884)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 12 leonie "Nelly" Sachs, German/Swedish poet (Nobel 1966), dies at 78

  • May 12 Wladyslaw Anders, Polish general (WW I, WW II), dies at 78
  • May 17 Nigel M Balchin, English author (My Executioner), dies at 61
  • May 19 Tadeusz Breza, Polish writer (The Bronze Gate), dies at 64
  • May 21 E. L. Grant Watson, Australian biologist (b. 1885)
  • May 22 Joseph W Krutch, American writer (Measure of Man), dies at 76
  • May 27 Emmy van Lokhorst, author, dies at 78
  • May 29 John Gunther, author/host (John Gunther's High Road), dies at 68
  • May 29 Eve Hesse, German born Jewish American sculptor dies of a brain tumour aged 34
  • Jun 1 Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet (Hermeticism) and journalist, dies at 82
  • Jun 3 Douwe Hermans Kiestra, [Harm Harmstra], Fries boer/writer, dies at 70
  • Jun 3 H G Hjalmar Schacht, pres Germany Kingdom bank/minister of Eco, dies
  • Jun 4 Hjalmar Schcacht, [Horace Greeley], Nazi minister, dies
  • Jun 4 Jopie [Johan A] Pengel, premier Suriname, dies
  • Jun 5 "Jopie" Pengel, [Johan A], premier Suriname (1963-69), dies at 54
  • Jun 5 Jay Irving, cartoonist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 7 E. M. Forster, English writer and novelist (Maurice, Passage to India), dies at 91

Writer and Novelist E. M. Forster
Writer and Novelist
E. M. Forster
  • Jun 8 Abraham Maslow, American psychologist (b. 1908)
  • Jun 11 Aleksandr F Kerenski, Russian premier (1917), dies at 89
  • Jun 11 Frank Laubach, Benton Pa, taught reading through phonetics, dies
  • Jun 11 William 'Billy Batts' Devino, American crime figure (b. 1921)
  • Jun 16 Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, dies at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 21 Sukarno, 1st President of Indonesia (1945-67), dies from kidney failure while under house arrest at 68

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • Jun 23 Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (b. 1895)
  • Jun 29 Roman Ingarden, Polish philosopher (Studia philosophica), dies at 77
  • Jun 29 Stefan Andres, German writer (Wir sind Utopia), dies at 64
  • Jul 2 Jessie Street, Australian civil rights activist, dies
  • Jul 3 Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), dies at 84
  • Jul 4 Harold Vanderbilt, America Cup winner (1930, 34, 37), dies at 85
  • Jul 4 Barnett Newman, American artist (b. 1905)
  • Jul 6 Marjorie Rambeau, dies at 80
  • Jul 7 Allen Lane [Williams], English publisher (Penguin Books), dies at 67
  • Jul 7 Dame Laura Knight, English impressionist artist, dies at 92
  • Jul 18 Lucien H d'Azambuja, Fren astronomer (chromosphere of Sun), dies at 86
  • Jul 20 Iain Macleod, Conservative Party Politician and Chancellor of Exchequer at time of his death (b. 1913)
  • Jul 21 Mikhail Gerasimov, Russian anthropologist and sculptor (b. 1907)
  • Jul 22 George Johnston, Australian journalist and novelist (b. 1912)
  • Jul 24 Peter de Noronha, Indian businessman (b. 1897)
  • Jul 26 Robert Taschereau, French Canadian lawyer and Chief Justice of Canada (b. 1896)
  • Jul 27 Antonio de Oliveira Salazar, dictator of Portugal (1932-68), dies
  • Jul 30 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, dies in a car accident 47
  • Aug 1 Otto Heinrich Warburg, German physician (Nobel-1931), dies at 86