On This Day

1974 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 382

  • Jan 1 World Population Year begins
  • Jan 1 With effect from this date the New Zealand government terminates all tariff preferences previously granted to South Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 2 55 MPH speed limit imposed by Richard Nixon

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • Jan 2 Worst fire in Argentine history destroys 1.2 million acres
  • Jan 3 Arias Navarro succeeds Carrero Blanco as Premier of Spain
  • Jan 3 Burma accepts its constitution
  • Jan 3 Gold hits record $121.25 an ounce in London
  • Jan 3 Miguel Pinero's "Short Eyes," premieres in NYC
  • Jan 4 Nixon refuses to hand over tapes subpoenaed by Watergate Committee
  • Jan 5 An earthquake in Lima, Peru, kills six people, and damages hundreds of houses
  • Jan 6 United Kingdom begins three-day work week during energy crisis
  • Jan 6 In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.
  • Jan 7 Gasoline rationed in Netherlands
  • Jan 8 Gold hits record $126.50 an ounce in London
  • Jan 8 Silver hits record $3.40 an ounce in New York
  • Jan 12 Libya & Tunisia announces they are merging as "Islamic Arab Republic"

  • Jan 13 Seraphim is elected Archbishop of Athens and All Greece.
  • Jan 14 World Football League founded
  • Jan 15 Expert panel reports 18½ minute gap in Watergate tape, 5 separate erasures

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jan 16 "Jaws" by Peter Benchley is published by Doubleday

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • Jan 16 L A Landslide kills 9 in Canyonville, Oregon
  • Jan 18 Israel & Egypt sign weapons accord
  • Jan 19 Belgium government of Leburton falls
  • Jan 19 China and South Vietnam clash over the Paracel Islands, resulting in a Chinese victory
  • Jan 20 7th ABA All-Star Game: East 128 beats West 112 at Virginia
  • Jan 21 Gold hits record $161.31, silver hits record $3.97 an ounce in London
  • Jan 23 1st edition of women's magazine "Story"
  • Jan 24 10th British Commonwealth Games open in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Jan 25 Dr Christiaan Barnard transplants 1st heterotopic heart transplant (adding donor heart without removal of old)
  • Jan 26 Bülent Ecevit becomes Prime Minister of Turkey for the 1st time
  • Jan 28 Sam Thompson, Jim Bottomley, & Jocko Conlan elected to Hall of Fame
  • Jan 29 Kuwait announces 60 percent government participation in BP-Gulf concession
  • Jan 30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 1 Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.

BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Feb 2 Pope Paul VI encyclical "To Honor Mary"

Pope Paul VI
Paul VI
  • Feb 2 The F-16 Fighting Falcon flies for the first time.

  • Feb 2 Playmobil toys debut at the Nuremberg Toy Fair, designed by Hans Beck and produced by the Brandstätter Group
  • Feb 4 Chimpanzee Nim Chimsky signs his 1st word, at 2½ months
  • Feb 4 Petroleum rationing ends in Netherlands
  • Feb 4 Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb explodes on a bus in West Yorkshire, England, carrying British Army soldiers and some of their family members
  • Feb 4 Randolph Hearst’s 19-year-old daughter, Patty Hearst, is kidnapped from her apartment in California by the Symbionese Liberation Army
  • Feb 5 British miners begin their strike in reaction to the three-day week
  • Feb 5 Maximum speed on Autobahn reduced to 100 kph
  • Feb 5 US Mariner 10 returns 1st close-up photos of Venus' cloud structure
  • Feb 5 John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the United States Congress
  • Feb 6 Dutch speed limit set at 100km due to oil crisis
  • Feb 6 US House of Reps begins determining grounds for impeachment of President Richard Nixon
  • Feb 7 Grenada gains independence from Britain (National Day)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 7 UK Prime Minister Edward Heath calls for a 'snap' general election in the midst of a protracted miners' strike

British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • Feb 7 The Symbionese Liberation Army claim responsibility for the kidnapping of Patty Hearst, daughter of Randolph Hearst

Music releaseMusic Single

Feb 8 Ringo Starr releases a cover of "You're Sixteen" as a single in UK; originally released by Johnny Burnette in 1960

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • Feb 8 3 US astronauts return to Earth after a 85 days in the US space station, Skylab
  • Feb 9 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
  • Feb 10 Iran / Iraqi border fight breaks out
  • Feb 10 Silver futures hit record $4.81½ an ounce in London
  • Feb 11 Titan-Centaur rocket test launch fails

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 11 Henry Kissinger unveils Nixon Administration's seven-point "Project Independence" plan to make the U.S. energy independent

US Secretary of State and Political Scientist Henry Kissinger
US Secretary of State and Political Scientist
Henry Kissinger
  • Feb 11 Libya nationalizes three US oil companies that had not agreed to 51 percent nationalization in September
  • Feb 12 Heads of state of Algeria, Egypt, Syria, and Saudi Arabia discuss oil strategy in view of the progress in Arab-Israeli disengagement

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 13 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Feb 17 Robert K. Preston, a disgruntled U.S. Army private, buzzes the White House with a stolen helicopter.
  • Feb 18 NASA launches Italian satellite San Marcos C-2 (235/843 km)
  • Feb 18 US ambassador to India Daniel Moynihan present $2,046,700,000 check
  • Feb 21 Israeli forces leave western Suez
  • Feb 21 Silver hits record $5.96½ an ounce in London
  • Feb 21 Yugoslavia adopts constitution
  • Feb 22 Ethiopian police shoot at demonstrators
  • Feb 24 Pakistan officially recognizes Bangladesh
  • Feb 26 Gold hits record $188 an ounce in Paris
  • Feb 27 "People" magazine begins sales
  • Feb 27 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 28 Ethiopian government of Makonnen forms
  • Feb 28 UK general election results in a hung parliament
  • Feb 28 Taiwan police shoots into crowd
  • Feb 28 US & Egypt re-form diplomatic relations after 7 years
  • Mar 1 Watergate grand jury indicts 7 presidential aides

  • Mar 2 1st class postage raised to 10 cents from 8 cents
  • Mar 2 Grand jury concludes US President Richard Nixon is involved in Watergate cover-up
  • Mar 3 Turkish Airlines Flight 981 crashes in the Ermenonville Forest outside Paris, killing all 346 people onboard
  • Mar 4 David Hares' "Knuckle" premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 Harold Wilson replaces resigning Edward Heath as British premier

British Prime Minister Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister
Harold Wilson
British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • Mar 5 Ralph Stewart failed in 2nd Islander penalty shot
  • Mar 6 An unnamed Italian industrialist loses a record $1,920,000 at roulette over 5 hours in Monte Carlo Casino
  • Mar 7 "USS Monitor", Union Ship sunk in 1862 during US Civil War, restored at Cape Hatteras
  • Mar 7 1st general strike in Ethiopia
  • Mar 8 Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France
  • Mar 9 Last Japanese soldier, a guerrilla operating in the Philippines, surrenders, 29 years after World War II ended
  • Mar 10 Christian Democrats win Belgium parliamentary election
  • Mar 10 Lawrence Rowe completes 302 v Eng Bridgetown, 36 fours 1 six
  • Mar 11 Mount Etna in Sicily erupted
  • Mar 11 Rhino Store gives people 5 cents to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 12 Ted Bundy victim Donna Manson disappears from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington (body never found)

Serial Killer Ted Bundy
Serial Killer
Ted Bundy
  • Mar 13 Glenn Turner scores twin tons for NZ's 1st win against Aust
  • Mar 15 Brazilian president Garastazu Médici resigns
  • Mar 18 Most Arab oil producing nations end embargo against US
  • Mar 19 Jefferson Starship begins their 1st tour
  • Mar 20 "The Super Cops" directed by Gordon Parks premieres in NYC, New York
  • Mar 21 Attempt made to kidnap Princess Anne in London's Pall Mall
  • Mar 23 AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Immaculata beat Mississippi College 68-53 in Manhattan, Kansas
  • Mar 26 Romanian communist party names party leader Ceausescu president

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 18 Princess Claire of Belgium, British-Belgian land surveyor, born in Bath, United Kingdom
  • Jan 23 Richard T. Slone, British artist, born in Newton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
  • Jan 24 Kristy Sargeant, Canadian ice pairs (1994 Skate Canada), born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Jan 24 Shii Ann Huang, American game show contestant, born in Taipei, Taiwan
  • Jan 26 Shannon Hale, American author, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Jan 30 Jemima Khan, English socialite, previously married to Imran Khan, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Feb 3 Ayanna Pressley, American politician, (Rep-D-Mass) one of "The Squad", born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Feb 4 Mijntje Donners, Dutch hockey international
  • Feb 7 Emma McLaughlin, American novelist
  • Feb 8 Kimbo Slice [Kevin Ferguson], American mixed martial artist, born in the Bahamas (d. 2016)
  • Feb 10 Tanoai Reed, American stunt performer, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Feb 11 Alex Jones [Emeric], American radio host & conspiracy theorist (InfoWars, PrisonPlanet), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Feb 11 Zain Verjee, Kenyan-born journalist, born in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Feb 12 Fonzworth Bentley, US hip-hop artist, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Feb 13 Gus Hansen, Danish poker player (3 x World Poker Tour open titles, WSOP bracelet 2010), born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Feb 13 Jeff Duran, US radio personality, born in Arcadia, California
  • Feb 15 Miranda July, US performance artist, born in Barre, Vermont
  • Feb 17 Al-Muhtadee Billah, crown prince of Brunei, born in Bandar Seri Begawan
  • Feb 18 Ruby Dhalla, Canadian politician, born in Winnipeg, Canada
  • Feb 22 Chris Moyles, English DJ, born in Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Mar 11 Jon Dalton, the infamous "Jonny Fairplay" from the 7th and 16th season of Survivor
  • Mar 17 Mark Dolan, TV show host
  • Mar 20 Andrzej Pilipiuk, Polish writer
  • Mar 28 Scott Mills, British radio disc jockey
  • Apr 8 Holger Hott Johansen, Norwegian orienteerist
  • Apr 8 Nnedi Okorafor, Nigerian American writer (Binti books), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Apr 8 Chris Kyle, American Navy SEAL sniper (160 kills), born in Odessa, Texas (d. 2013)
  • Apr 9 Alexander Pichushkin, Russian serial killer (known as The Chessboard Killer and The Bitsa Park Maniac), born in Mytishchi, Moscow Oblast, Russia
  • Apr 10 Eric Greitens, American former military officer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Apr 13 Ruben Östlund, Swedish director (The Square), born in Styrsö, Sweden
  • Apr 18 Edgar Wright, British director (A Fistful of Fingers), born in Poole, Dorset, England
  • Apr 28 Vernon Kay, British TV/radio presenter
  • May 3 Princess Haya bint Hussein of Jordan, daughter of King Hussein of Jordan and his third wife, Queen Alia, born in Amman, Jordan
  • May 8 Jon Tickle, English entertainer

Person of interestKen Jennings

May 23 Ken Jennings, American game show contestant, born in Edmonds, Washington

74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings
74 Time Jeopardy Champion
Ken Jennings
  • Jun 2 Matt Serra, American mixed martial ar
  • Jun 4 Andrew Gwynne, British politician
  • Jun 5 Tate Reeves, American politician, Governor of Mississippi (2020-), born in Florence, Mississippi
  • Jun 9 Tim Shaw, British radio personality
  • Jun 16 Paul Lee, British sculptural artist
  • Jun 21 Natasha Desborough, British radio personality, born in London, England
  • Jun 23 Maria Carolina Christina, Princess of Netherlands
  • Jul 9 Sian Berry, British politician (Green Part), born in Cheltenham, England
  • Jul 13 Jean Zhang, Miss Suriname 1993
  • Jul 18 Alan Morrison, British poet
  • Jul 20 Kevin Meadows, gay rights activist
  • Jul 25 Gareth Thomas, Welsh ruby player, born in Sarn, Wales

Person of interestAlexis Tsipras

Jul 28 Alexis Tsipras, Greek politician (Greek President 2015), born in Athens, Greece

Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras
Prime Minister of Greece
Alexis Tsipras
  • Aug 9 Kirill Reznik, American politician
  • Aug 17 Nicola Kraus, American novelist, born in New York City
  • Aug 21 Amy Fisher, shot Mary Jo Buttafucco, born in Long Island, New York
  • Aug 26 Eric D. Snider, American humor columnist / movie reviewer
  • Aug 28 Johan Andersson, Swedish game programmer, born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Sep 1 Jhonen Vasquez, American comic book artist
  • Sep 9 Vikram Batra, Indian army officer, born in Palampur, India (d. 1999)
  • Sep 12 Caroline Aigle, French first woman fighter pilot in the French Air Force aged 25, born in Montauban, France (d. 2007)
  • Sep 16 Julian Castro, American politician, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Sep 17 Tormod Granheim, Norwegian adventurer
  • Sep 20 Michael Waddington, American defense lawyer, born in New Castle, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 2 Paul Teutul Jr., co-star of American Chopper
  • Oct 5 Rich Franklin, American mixed martial artist, born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Oct 17 Ariel Levy, American feminist writer
  • Oct 23 Derek Landy, Lusk, Irish author (Skulduggery Pleasant series)
  • Oct 24 Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster, son of English prince Richard, born in London
  • Nov 5 Chris Sununu, American politician, Governor of New Hampshire (2017-), born in Salem, New Hampshire
  • Nov 8 Masashi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author, born in Nagi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Nov 8 Seishi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author, born in Nagi, Okayama Prefecture, Japan
  • Nov 14 Adam Walsh, American murder victim (d. 1981)
  • Dec 7 Kang Full, South Korean webcomic artist, born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Dec 13 Sara Cox, English TV and radio presenter (The Radio 1 Breakfast Show), born in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 18 Author Maya Angelou (45) weds Paul Bernard Du Feu

Author, Poet and Activist Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Activist
Maya Angelou

LoveWedding of Interest

Feb 23 Future US Governor Jeb Bush (21) weds Columba Bush (20) in Austin, Texas

Governor of Florida Jeb Bush
Governor of Florida
Jeb Bush

Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 Arthur Daley, American sportswriter (NY Times-Pulitzer 1956), dies from a heart attack at 69
  • Jan 6 David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican sculptor/muralist, dies at 77
  • Jan 7 Charles Alfred Coulson, British chemist (theoretical), dies at 63
  • Jan 13 Salvador Novo, Mexican writer and poet, dies at 69
  • Jan 14 Josef Smrkovsky, Czechoslovakia parliament chairman, dies at 62
  • Jan 20 Edmund Blunden, English poet and critic (Undertones of War) dies at 77
  • Jan 21 Jan Arends, Dutch poet/author, dies at 48
  • Jan 21 Lewis L Strauss, head US Atomic Energy Comm (1953-58), dies at 78
  • Jan 26 Siegfried von Vegesack, German writer, dies at 85
  • Jan 27 Georgios Grivas, Greek gen/oppos leader on Cyprus (EOKA), dies at 75
  • Jan 27 Paula Ludwig, Austrian German poet, dies at 74
  • Jan 31 Paul Haesaerts, Flemish architect/painter (Flandre), dies at 72

Person of interestSamuel Goldwyn

Jan 31 Samuel Goldwyn, Polish English American film magnate (MGM), dies of natural causes at 91

Hollywood Mogul Samuel Goldwyn
Hollywood Mogul
Samuel Goldwyn
  • Feb 1 Lynda Ann Healy, 1st Bundy murder victim, abducted in Seattle at 22
  • Feb 4 Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian physicist (Bose–Einstein statistics), dies at 80
  • Feb 8 Fritz Zwicky, Swiss astronomer (supernova, dark matter), dies at 75
  • Feb 8 Franz Weyergans, Belgian writer and translator (Les Gens Heureux), dies at 61
  • Feb 9 Cees de Lange, Dutch conferencier, dies at 60
  • Feb 16 John Garand, Canadian rifle engineer and manufacturer (b. 1888)
  • Feb 22 Samuel Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (b. 1930)
  • Feb 28 Mees Toxopeus, Dutch rescue-vessel captain, dies at 89
  • Mar 1 Jos de Haes, Flemish philologist & poet (Azuren Holte), dies at 53
  • Mar 2 Salvador Puig Antich, Spanish anarchist (b. 1948)
  • Mar 4 Adolph Gottlieb, American painter, dies at 71
  • Mar 5 Sol Hurok, American theatrical impresario, dies at 85
  • Mar 8 Christian van Geel, Dutch poet/sculptor (Spinroc), dies at 56
  • Mar 9 Earl W Sutherland Jr, US pharmacologist (Nobel 1971), dies at 58
  • Mar 12 Billy Fox, Protestant Dublin MP, assassinated
  • Mar 12 George D. Sax, Drive-in bank and instant loan innovator. Owner of the Saxony Hotel. (b. 1904)
  • Mar 16 Daniel Frank Gerber, American manufacturer of baby food, dies at 75
  • Mar 17 [Robert] Carroll Nye, American actor (Gone with the Wind), dies at 72
  • Mar 17 Louis I Kahn, Estonia/US architect, dies at about 73
  • Mar 19 Hertha Kuusinen, Finnish communist/daughter of Otto K, dies at 70
  • Mar 19 Anne Klein, American fashion designer (Anne Klein II), dies at 50
  • Mar 20 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, African American advocate in Virginia, dies at 83
  • Mar 24 Doris Deane, dies at 74
  • Mar 24 Yoshida Isoya, Japanese architect (modern sukiya style), dies at 79
  • Mar 30 Lodewijk Rogier, Dutch historian (Reborn in Freedom), dies at 79

Person of interestGeorges Pompidou

Apr 2 Georges Pompidou, French President (1969-1974) and Prime Minister (1962-1968), dies in Paris at 62

French President Georges Pompidou
French President
Georges Pompidou
  • Apr 5 A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter (Group of Seven), dies at 91
  • Apr 6 Willem Dudok, Dutch architect (Hilversum Town Hall; Beehive Rotterdam), dies at 89
  • Apr 6 Ronald Russell, British journalist, author and Conservative politician, dies at 69
  • Apr 6 Hudson Fysh, Australian aviator and businessman (b. 1895)
  • Apr 8 James Charles McGuigan, Catholic cardinal archbishop of Toronto, dies at 79
  • Apr 10 Patricia Collinge, dies at 81
  • Apr 10 Roger Bastide, French sociologist, dies at 76
  • Apr 20 Mohammed Ayub Khan, premier/president (Pakistan), dies
  • Apr 20 Richard Huelsenbeck, German Dada writer, dies at 81
  • Apr 22 Tjalie Robinson [Jan Boon], Dutch East Indies writer & journalist (Tong Tong), dies at 63
  • Apr 25 Pamela Courson, American woman and long-term companion of Jim Morrison, dies of a heroin overdose at 27
  • May 13 Jaime Torres Bodet, Mexican politician, 2nd Director-General of the UNESCO (1948-52), dies at 72
  • May 15 Guy Simonds, Canadian army, youngest General officer, dies at 71
  • May 17 Ernest Nash, German-American photographer and archaeologist, dies at 75
  • May 26 Kitty Gordon, English entertainer, dies at 96
  • May 31 Adelle Davis, American nutritionist and author (Let's Stay Healthy), dies of cancer at 70
  • Jun 2 Arnold Lunn, British skier (created the modern Alpine slalom race), dies at 86
  • Jun 7 Émilie Charmy, French avant-garde artist, dies at 96

Person of interestMiguel Ángel Asturias

Jun 9 Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan novelist (Hombres de Maiz, Nobel 67), journalist and poet, dies at 74

Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist Miguel Ángel Asturias
Nobel Prize winning Novelist and Journalist
Miguel Ángel Asturias
  • Jun 10 Henry WFA, English duke of Gloucester, baron Culloden, dies at 74
  • Jun 11 Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (b. 1898)
  • Jun 11 Eurico Gaspar Dutra, President of Brazil (b. 1883)

Person of interestGeorgy Zhukov

Jun 18 Georgy Zhukov, Russian deputy commander-in-chief of the Red Army during WWII (Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin) and Minister of Defense, dies at 77

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • Jun 18 Júlio César de Mello e Souza, Brazilian writer (The Man Who Counted), dies at 79
  • Jun 25 Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician, dies at 81
  • Jun 30 Alberta King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated in church
  • Jun 30 Vannevar Bush, American engineer and politician (b. 1890)

Person of interestJuan Perón

Jul 1 Juan Perón, Argentine military officer and President of Argentina (1946-55, 73-74), dies of a heart attack at 78

General and President of Argentina Juan Perón
General and President of Argentina
Juan Perón
  • Jul 3 John Crowe Ransom, American poet and critic (God Without Thunder), dies at 86
  • Jul 4 Mohammed SA al-Hoesseini, Mufti of Jerusalem/pres Com Palestine, dies
  • Jul 4 Francis Bull, Norwegian writer (Norsk literature historian), dies at 86
  • Jul 9 Sonia Gaskell, Russian-Dutch choreographer (Diaghilev), dies at 70

Person of interestEarl Warren

Jul 9 Earl Warren, Governor of California and 14th US Supreme Court Chief Justice (1953-69), dies at 83

Jurist and Governor of California Earl Warren
Jurist and Governor of California
Earl Warren
  • Jul 9 Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French Dadaist artist and writer, dies at 90
  • Jul 11 Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
  • Jul 13 Patrick Blackett, British physicist (Nobel 1948 - nuclear reaction), dies at 76
  • Jul 14 Henri Smajda, Tunis/French publisher (Combat), commits suicide at 77
  • Jul 14 Carl Spaatz, American World War II general and 1st Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, dies at 83
  • Jul 21 Willem F. K. Hussem, Dutch painter and poet (Steltlopen on Sea), dies at 74
  • Jul 22 Wayne L Morse, (Sen-D-Oregon), dies at 73

Person of interestJames Chadwick

Jul 24 James Chadwick, English physicist (Nobel 1935, discovered neutron), dies at 82

Physicist James Chadwick
James Chadwick
  • Jul 26 Arthur K Watson, US businessman (IBM), dies at 55
  • Jul 29 Erich Kästner, German author (b. 1899)
  • Aug 1 Ildebrando Antoniutti, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1898)
  • Aug 7 Rosario Castellanos, Mexican poet (Balún Canán), dies in an electrical accident at 49
  • Aug 8 Baldur von Schirach, German author/nazi politician, dies at 67
  • Aug 13 Kate O'Brien, Irish writer (Pray for the Wanderer), dies at 76
  • Aug 14 Raymond Budd, South African trade unionist
  • Aug 15 Mrs Park Chung Hi, wife of South Korean president, murdered
  • Aug 16 Karl E Mundt, (Rep/Sen), dies
  • Aug 17 Aldo Palazzeschi [Giurlani], Italian writer, dies at 89
  • Aug 19 Rodger Davies, United States ambassador to Cyprus, murdered at 53 by Greek Cypriot gunmen during a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia
  • Aug 21 Buford Pusser, American sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee, dies at 36
  • Aug 23 Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist (b. 1888)
  • Aug 24 Alexander de Seversky, Russian-American aviation pioneer (b. 1894)

Person of interestCharles Lindbergh

Aug 26 Charles Lindbergh, American aviator who was 1st to fly solo across the Atlantic, dies of lymphoma at 72

  • Aug 30 Abraham Schierbeek, Dutch biologist (Leeuwenhoek), dies at 87
  • Aug 31 William Pershing Benedict, American pilot
  • Aug 31 Norman Kirk, New Zealand prime minister (b. 1923
  • Sep 4 Creighton W Abrams, US general/army staff chief (Vietnam), dies at 59
  • Sep 4 Marcel Achard, French playwright (La forges the Paris), dies at 75