On This Day

1975 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 375

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 H. R. Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Mitchell and Mardian convicted of Watergate crimes

Nixon's White House Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman
Nixon's White House Chief of Staff
H. R. Haldeman
  • Jan 1 International Women's Year begins
  • Jan 1 Sweden adopts constitution
  • Jan 1 U.S. Federal oil depletion allowance eliminated for large producers
  • Jan 2 US Department of Interior designates grizzly bear a threatened species
  • Jan 4 Ford Executive Order on CIA Activities within the US (No 11828)
  • Jan 4 Ice thickness measured at 4776 m, Wilkes Land, Antarctica
  • Jan 5 Salyut 4 with crew of 2 is launched for 30 days
  • Jan 5 14 die when British freighter "Lake Illawarra" rams pylon bridge between Derwent & Hobart, Tasmania & ship sinks
  • Jan 7 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to AR Ammons (Sphere)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 8 Judge John Sirica orders release of Watergate's John W. Dean III, Herbert W. Kalmbach and Jeb Stuart Magruder from prison

US Federal Judge John Sirica
US Federal Judge
John Sirica
  • Jan 9 600 employees of Royal Canadian Mint go on strike
  • Jan 11 Soyuz 17 carries 2 cosmonauts to space station Salyut 4
  • Jan 12 Chrysler Corp offers 1st car rebates

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 13 Henry Kissinger hints at military action against oil countries in case of "actual strangulation of the industrialized world" in the wake of oil shock

US Secretary of State and Political Scientist Henry Kissinger
US Secretary of State and Political Scientist
Henry Kissinger
  • Jan 14 USSR breaks trade agreement with US

  • Jan 14 17-year-old Lesley Whittle is kidnapped in Shropshire, England
  • Jan 15 Portugal signs accord for Angola's independence
  • Jan 19 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
  • Jan 19 Triple J begins broadcasting in Sydney, Australia.
  • Jan 20 Terrence McNally's play "Ritz" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 22 Landsat 2, an Earth Resources Technology Satellite, launched
  • Jan 24 Fastest Earth-bound object, 7200 kph, in vacuum centrifuge, England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 Bangladeshi parliament disposes of premier Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 26 Edward Albee's "Seascape" premieres in NYC

Playwright Edward Albee
Edward Albee
  • Jan 28 8th ABA All-Star Game: East 151 beats West 124 at San Antonio
  • Jan 29 West Indies win fifth test against India to win an exciting series 3-2

InventionHistoric Invention

Jan 30 Ernő Rubik applies for a patent for his "Magic Cube" invention, later to be known as a Rubik's cube

Inventor Ernő Rubik
Ernő Rubik
  • Feb 1 Otis Francis Tabler is 1st open homosexual to get security clearance to work for the Defense Department
  • Feb 2 Army offensive against rebels in Eritrea
  • Feb 2 US male Figure Skating championship won by Gordon McKellen Jr
  • Feb 3 Billy Herman, Earl Averill, & Bucky Harris elected to Hall of Fame
  • Feb 4 Haicheng earthquake, M 7.3, strikes Haicheng, Liaoning, China
  • Feb 6 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 8 1800 Unification church couples wed in Korea
  • Feb 9 Soyuz 17 returns to Earth

  • Feb 10 The Provisional Irish Republican Army agrees to a truce and ceasefire with the British government and the Northern Ireland Office; Seven "incident centres" are established in nationalist areas to monitor the ceasefire

ReplacementLeadership Contest

Feb 11 Margaret Thatcher defeats Edward Heath for leadership of the British Conservative Party

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister Edward Heath
British Prime Minister
Edward Heath
  • Feb 13 Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash proclaims Turkish-Cypriot Federation
  • Feb 14 Bomb explodes at annex of Amsterdam metro station
  • Feb 18 Italy broadens abortion law
  • Feb 20 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 20 A feud begins between the official Irish Republican Army and the Irish National Liberation Army; the two groups assassinate a number of each other's volunteers until the feud ends in June 1975
  • Feb 21 Watergate figures John Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman & John D Ehrlichman sentenced to 2½-8 yrs for conspiracy and obstruction of justice
  • Feb 23 In response to the energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly two months early in the United States.
  • Feb 25 Ewen Chatfield flattened by Peter Lever & seriously injured
  • Feb 27 CDU-politician Peter Lorentz kidnapped in West Berlin
  • Feb 27 US House of Representatives pass $21.3 billion anti-recession tax-cut bill
  • Feb 28 EG signs accord of Lome with 46 developing countries
  • Feb 28 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 28 A major London tube train crash at Moorgate station kills 43 people and injures a further 74.
  • Mar 6 Algiers Accord: Iran and Iraq announce a settlement of their border dispute.
  • Mar 7 US Senate revises filibuster rule, allows 60 senators to limit debate
  • Mar 7 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Mar 8 Royal Canadian Mint announces branch opening in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Mar 9 Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
  • Mar 10 Dog spectacles patented in England
  • Mar 10 Sanyo Shinkansen open between Osaka and Fukuoka.
  • Mar 11 Rightist military coup in Portugal under General António de Spínola fails
  • Mar 11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Mar 12 Vietcong conquer Ban me Thuot, South Vietnam
  • Mar 13 Bernard Slade's "Same Time, Next Year" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 15 Bundy victim Julie Cunningham disappears from Vail, Colorado
  • Mar 15 Jevgeni Kulikov skates world record 500m (37.99 sec)
  • Mar 16 US Mariner 10 makes 3rd & final fly-by of Mercury
  • Mar 17 Valeri Muratov skates world record 1000m (1:16.92)
  • Mar 18 Kurds end fight against Iraqi army
  • Mar 21 Ethiopia abolishes its monarchy after 3,000 years
  • Mar 22 AIAW Women's Basketball Tournament, Delta State beats Immaculata 90-81 in Harrisonburg
  • Mar 22 A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes dangerous lowering of cooling water levels
  • Mar 26 The Biological Weapons Convention enters into force.
  • Mar 30 James Rupert kills 11 members of his family on Easter Sunday in Hamilton, Ohio
  • Apr 1 Cambodia President Lon Nol flees for Red Khmer
  • Apr 2 Vietnam War: Thousands of civilian refugees flee from the Quang Ngai Province in front of advancing North Vietnamese troops.
  • Apr 4 138 killed as a USAF plane evacuating Vietnamese orphans crashes on approach during an emergency landing at Tân Sơn Nhứt Air Base in South Vietnam
  • Apr 4 Steve Miller is arrested for burning his girlfriend's clothes

Historic InventionFounding of Microsoft

Apr 4 Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800

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Paul Allen and Bill Gates, the founders of Microsoft
Paul Allen and Bill Gates, the founders of Microsoft
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  • Apr 5 Soyuz 18A launch aborted short of orbit; cosmonauts return safely
  • Apr 6 Bundy victim Denise Oliverson disappears from Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Apr 6 Fastest hat trick by a Wash Cap 3 mins 26 secs (Stan Gilbertson)
  • Apr 7 Preliminary meeting in Paris on world economic crisis between oil-exporting, oil-importing, and non-oil Third World countries
  • Apr 9 24 OECD members sign an agreement to establish a $25 billion lending facility to provide assistance to industrial nations hurt by high oil prices
  • Apr 12 Six Catholic civilians are killed in a Ulster Volunteer Force gun and grenade attack on Strand Bar in Belfast, North Ireland
  • Apr 13 Chad military coup by General Odingar
  • Apr 13 Christian Falange kills 27 Palestinians, begins Lebanese civil war
  • Apr 15 1st appearance of San Diego Chicken
  • Apr 15 Gabon amends constitution
  • Apr 16 Cambodian Red Khmer occupy Phnom Penh
  • Apr 17 The Khmer Rouge captures Phnom Penh, Cambodia marking the end of the Cambodian Civil war (Kampuchea National Day)
  • Apr 19 India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR
  • Apr 20 29th Tony Awards: Equus & Wiz win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 21 Last South Vietnam President Nguyen Van Thieu resigns after 10 years

President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu
President of South Vietnam
Nguyen Van Thieu

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Apr 23 Harold Pinter's play "No Man's Land" premieres in London

Playwright Harold Pinter
Harold Pinter
  • Apr 24 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Apr 25 1st Boeing Jetfoil revenue service, Hong Kong to Macao

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 25 Mário Soares' Socialist Party wins Portugal's first free election since 1925 following the Carnation Revolution of 1974

President of Portugal Mário Soares
President of Portugal
Mário Soares
  • Apr 25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Apr 25 West German embassy blown up in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Apr 27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Apr 28 South-Vietnam Gen Duong Van Minh sworn in as president till April 30

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Eiichiro Oda, Japanese Manga artist (One Piece - best selling Manga series and comic series ever), born in Kumamoto, Japan
  • Jan 3 Thomas Bangalter, French DJ (Daft Punk)
  • Jan 6 Jason King, English radio DJ (Radio 1), born in Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
  • Jan 9 Kimberley Ann Scott [Kim Mathers], Former wife of Eminem, born in Warren, Michigan
  • Jan 11 Matteo Renzi, Italian politician and Prime Minister of Italy (2014-), born in Florence, Italy
  • Jan 14 Ricardo López, Uruguayan-born stalker of Björk, born in Uruguay (d. 1996)
  • Jan 15 Edith Bowman, Scottish television and radio presenter, born in Anstruther, United Kingdom
  • Jan 16 Greg Strause, American visual effects creator, born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • Jan 28 David Zingler, American writer
  • Jan 31 Jackie O, Australian radio host, born in Tasmania, Australia
  • Feb 6 Svend-Allan Sørensen, Danish artist, born in Kjellerup, Denmark
  • Feb 9 Clinton Grybas, Australian Football commentator (d. 2008)
  • Feb 10 Amber Frey, American witness in the Scott Peterson case
  • Feb 24 Ashley MacIsaac, Canadian fiddler
  • Feb 24 Maurizio Giuliano, writer and traveller
  • Feb 27 Shelby Walker, American mixed martial artist, born in Kingsville, Texas (d. 2006)
  • Mar 10 Lyne Bessette, Quebec professional cyclist
  • Mar 11 Eric the Midget [Eric S. Lynch], Rodeo, California, American radio personality
  • Mar 12 Annabel Port, English radio presenter
  • Mar 19 Matthew Richardson, Australian rules footballer
  • Apr 3 Mickey Beyer Clausen, Danish entrepreneur and philanthropist (Trunk Archive), born in Copenhagen
  • Apr 4 Delphine Arnault, French businesswoman (Louis Vuitton), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
  • Apr 10 Floris, Prince of Netherlands, son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Pieter van Vollenhoven, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Apr 11 Walid Soliman, Tunisian author, born in Tunis, Tunisia
  • Apr 27 Rabih Abdullah, American National Football League player, born in Martinsville, Virginia
  • Apr 29 Béres Zoo, Hungarian radio DJ
  • May 4 Laci Peterson, American murder victim, born in Modesto, California (d. 2002)
  • May 12 Jared Polis, American businessman and politician, Governor of Colorado (2018-), born in Boulder, Colorado
  • May 14 Nicki Sørensen, Danish road cyclist
  • May 17 Cheick Kongo, French martial artist
  • May 17 Jonti Picking, British cartoonist
  • May 30 Marissa Mayer, American technology executive (CEO of Yahoo, designed Google home page), born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • Jun 1 Nikol Pashinyan, Armenian politician, Prime Minister of Armenia (2018-), born in Ijevan, Soviet Union
  • Jun 13 Johannes Grenzfurthner, Austrian artist, writer, curator and director
  • Jun 14 Chris Onstad, American cartoonist
  • Jun 22 Andreas Klöden, German professional road cyclist
  • Jun 26 KJ-52 [Jonah Kirsten Sorrentino], American hip hop artist, born in Tampa, Florida
  • Jul 6 Amir-Abbas Fakhravar, Iranian journalist and activist (Annie Taylor Award), born in Tehran, Iran
  • Jul 7 Michael Voss, Australian rules footballer, born in Traralgon, Australia
  • Jul 17 Terence Tao, Australian-Chinese mathematician, born in Adelaide, Australia
  • Jul 20 Birgitta Ohlsson, Swedish politician
  • Jul 30 Graham Nicholls, English artist, born in London, United Kingdom
  • Jul 31 Simon Hirst, British radio DJ
  • Aug 6 Renate Götschl, Austrian alpine skier
  • Aug 8 Jeremy Scott, American fashion designer (Moschino), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Aug 19 Chynna Clugston, American comic book creator
  • Aug 20 Marianne Garvey, American reporter
  • Aug 20 Marcus Mastin, American author, born in Carthage, New York
  • Aug 25 Jeremy Horn, American MMA Fighter
  • Aug 27 Jonny Moseley, American skier
  • Sep 10 Jonathan Hoenig, American investment advisor
  • Sep 18 "Habacuc" Guillermo Vargas, Costa Rican artist
  • Sep 18 Youssef Chahed, Tunisian politician and Prime Minister of Tunisia (2016-present), born in Tunis, Tunisia
  • Sep 23 Chris Hawkins, British radio personality
  • Sep 24 Kyle Turley, American National Football League offensive lineman, born in Provo, Utah
  • Sep 24 Nick Hague, American NASA astronaut (Soyuz MS-10 & 12), born in Belleville, Kansas
  • Oct 25 Zadie Smith, British novelist (White Teeth, On Beauty, Swing Time), born in Brent, London, England
  • Nov 4 Eduard Kokcharov, Russian handball player

Person of interestMarcus Luttrell

Nov 7 Marcus Luttrell, American former Navy SEAL ("Lone Survivor"), born in Houston, Texas

Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell
Marcus Luttrell
  • Nov 15 Scott Henshall, British fashion designer
  • Nov 21 Chris Moneymaker, American poker player
  • Nov 24 Thomas Kohnstamm, American writer
  • Nov 28 Eka Kurniawan, Indonesian writer
  • Dec 7 Nikola Wapzarow, Bulgarian poet and writer, born in Bansko, Bulgaria
  • Dec 19 Jon Smith, British writer
  • Dec 22 Chris Adler, American writer, born in Cheverly, Maryland
  • Dec 24 Young Zee, American hip hop artist, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Dec 25 Rob Mariano, American reality show contestant, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dec 25 Pardis Sabeti, Iranian-American biologist and geneticist, born in Tehran, Iran

Weddings in History

  • Mar 8 5th Earl of Lichfield Patrick Anson (35) weds Lady Leonora Grosvenor (26), daughter of the 5th Duke of Westminster at Chester Cathedral in England

LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 29 Molecular biologist Peter Agre (26) weds Mary Macgill

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre
  • Jun 7 Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard (21) weds Cheryl Alley (21) at Magnolia Park United Methodist Church in Burbank, California

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 1 Broadcasting pioneer Roone Arledge (44) weds Ann Fowler

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Roone Arledge

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 13 Novelist Danielle Steel (28) weds Danny Zugelder in the prison canteen

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel

LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 11 Future US President Bill Clinton (29) weds future US Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham (28) in a Methodist ceremony in their living room in Fayetteville, Arkansas

US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 6 US Senator Bob Dole (52) weds former senator Elizabeth Hanford (39)

US Senator and Presidential Candidate Bob Dole
US Senator and Presidential Candidate
Bob Dole

LoveWedding of Interest

Dec 19 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (45) weds Beverly Zile

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin

Divorces in History

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 10 Journalist Ben Bradlee (54) divorces Antoinette Pinchot after 19 years of marriage

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Ben Bradlee

Deaths in History

  • Jan 2 Theo Osterkamp, German fighter pilot, dies at 82
  • Jan 3 Robert Neumann, Austrian-British author (False Flag), dies at 77
  • Jan 3 Walter Linck, Swiss sculptor, dies at 71
  • Jan 4 Carlo Levi, Italian writer (Parole Sono Pietre), dies at 72
  • Jan 8 Louis J H C A de Bourbon, Dutch writer/poet (Gypsy Blood), dies at 66
  • Jan 9 Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (group theory), dies at 73
  • Jan 12 Caryn Campbell, Bundy victim, disappears from Snowmass, Colo
  • Jan 19 Thomas Hart Benton, American painter and muralist (Lonesome Road) dies at 85
  • Jan 22 Klaas Voskuil, Dutch journalist, dies at 79
  • Jan 22 Andrew George Burry, Swiss-born manufacturer and businessman (b. 1873)
  • Jan 24 Erich Kempka, German chauffeur to Adolf Hitler, dies at 64
  • Jan 25 Charlotte Whitton, Canadian politician, Mayor of Ottawa (1951-56), dies at 78
  • Jan 27 Bill Walsh, American producer and writer (b. 1913)
  • Jan 28 Ola Raknes, Norwegian psychoanalyst and philologist (b. 1887)
  • Feb 3 William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (b. 1873)
  • Feb 8 Robert Robinson, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1886)
  • Feb 9 Constant Burniaux, Belgian writer (The Abandoned) and art historian (Temps Inquiets), dies at 82
  • Feb 10 Nikos Kavvadias, Greek poet and writer (b. 1910)
  • Feb 11 Richard Ratsimandrava, Malagasy soldier and statesman, assassinated (b. 1931)
  • Feb 13 Henry P Van Dusen, US protestant theologist, dies at 77
  • Feb 14 Heintje Davids [Hendrika David], Dutch cabaret artist, dies at 87
  • Feb 14 Julian S. Huxley, English biologist, 1st director-general of UNESCO, dies at 87
  • Feb 14 P. G. Wodehouse, English-American writer (Bertie Wooster novels), dies at 93
  • Feb 18 Chivu Stoica [Stoica Chivu], premier of Romania (1955-61), dies at 66
  • Feb 18 Raymond Moley, US advisor to pres Roosevelt "Brain Trust", dies at 88
  • Feb 24 Nikolai A Bulganin, marshal/premier of USSR (1955-58), dies at 79

Person of interestElijah Muhammad

Feb 25 Elijah Muhammad [Elijah Robert Poole], American religious leader (Nation of Islam), dies of heart failure at 77

Religious Leader Elijah Muhammad
Religious Leader
Elijah Muhammad
  • Mar 2 Josiah Mwangi Kariuki, Kenyan politician (b.1929)
  • Mar 7 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher, dies at 79
  • Mar 8 George Stevens, American director (Swing Time, Gunga Din), dies at 70
  • Mar 9 Joseph Dunninger, NYC, mentalist (Amazing Dunninger), dies at 82
  • Mar 9 Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor, dies at 86
  • Mar 13 Ali Sastroamidjojo, Indonesian attorney/minister/premier, dies at 71
  • Mar 13 Ivo Andric, Yugoslavian novelist (Bridge on Drina, Nobel 1961), dies at 82
  • Mar 13 Ruth Schaumann, German author, painter and sculptor (Rose, Black King), dies at 75
  • Mar 15 Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate, dies at 69
  • Mar 16 Richard W. DeKorte, American politician (b. 1936)
  • Mar 18 Alain Grandbois, French Canadian poet (Né à Québec: Louis Jolliet), dies at 74
  • Mar 19 John A DeMott, dies at 63
  • Mar 21 Ralph Hawtrey, British economist (multiplier, quantity theory of money), dies at 95

Person of interestFaisal of Saudi Arabia

Mar 25 Faisal, King of Saudi Arabia (1964-75), shot by nephew at 68

  • Mar 30 Peter Bamm, writer, dies
  • Apr 1 Eugeen Yoors, Flemish etcher and glass painter, dies at 95
  • Apr 5 Inez Courtney, dies at 67
  • Apr 5 Victor GM Marijnen, Dutch premier (1963-65), dies at 58

Person of interestChiang Kai-shek

Apr 6 Chiang Kai-shek, Chinese political and military leader who served as the leader of the Republic of China (1928-1975), dies at 87

Chinese Military and Political Leader Chiang Kai-shek
Chinese Military and Political Leader
Chiang Kai-shek
  • Apr 10 Walker Evans, American photographer (Fortune Magazine), dies at 71
  • Apr 13 N'garta Tombalbaye, Chadian politician (President, 1962–1975), dies at 56
  • Apr 15 John B. McKay, American test pilot (X-15), dies at 52
  • Apr 17 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Indian philosopher and leader, Second President of India (1962-67), dies at 86

Person of interestPercy Lavon Julian

Apr 19 Percy Lavon Julian, African American chemist who received 130 patents, pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants, dies at 76

  • Apr 23 R D Brinkmann, writer, dies
  • Apr 28 Jan A. de Jonge, Dutch historian, dies at 48
  • Apr 29 Darwin Judge, USMC-corporal, 1 of last US soldiers killed in Vietnam
  • Apr 29 Michael John Shea, USMC-lt/pilot, 1 of last soldiers killed in Vietnam
  • Apr 29 William Craig Nystul, USMC capt, 1 of last US soldiers killed in Vietnam
  • May 3 Samuel Gonard, Swiss lawyer and chairman (International Red Cross), dies at 78
  • May 6 József Mindszenty [József Pehm], Hungarian cardinal who opposed fascism and communism in Hungary, dies at 83
  • May 14 Ernst Alexanderson, Swedish-American television pioneer (Alexanderson alternator), dies at 97
  • May 16 Michael X, (Abdul Malik), hanged in Trinidad, for murder
  • May 20 Dame Barbara Hepworth, English sculptor, dies in fire at 72
  • May 23 Jackie "Moms" Mabley, comedienne (Amazing Grace), dies at 81
  • May 28 Eric Emerson, entertainer, dies
  • May 30 Tatsuo Shimabuku, Japanese martial artist and founder of Isshinryu Karate, dies at 66
  • Jun 2 Eisaku Sato, premier of Japan (1964-71 Nobel 1974), dies at 74
  • Jun 3 Satō Eisaku, Japanese Prime Minister (1964-72), (Nobel 1974), dies at 74
  • Jun 8 William F Jenkins, author (Time Tunnel, Land of Giants), dies at 78
  • Jun 12 Alfred Kurella, German author and functionary of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany in East Germany, dies at 80
  • Jun 14 Pablo Antonio, Filipino modernist architect (b. 1902)
  • Jun 18 Faisal Ibn Mussed Abdul Aziz, Saudi prince, beheaded in Riyadh shopping center parking lot for killing his uncle the king

Person of interestSam Giancana

Jun 19 Sam Giancana, American gangster, dies of multiple gunshot wounds at 67

Gangster Sam Giancana
Sam Giancana
  • Jun 26 St. Josemaría Escrivá, Spanish Catholic priest (b. 1902)
  • Jun 28 Rod Serling, American writer and host (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery), dies at 50
  • Jun 28 Konstantinos Apostolos Doxiadis, Greek architect (b. 1913)
  • Jul 4 Georgette Heyer, English novelist (Friday's Child), dies at 71
  • Jul 6 Otto Skorzeny, German/Austrian SS (Mussolini/Ardennen), dies
  • Jul 7 Jacob Bjerknes, Norwegian-American meteorologist (USAF in London), dies at 77
  • Jul 10 Achiel H van Acker, Belgian premier (1945-46, 1954-58), dies at 77
  • Jul 11 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, dies at 89
  • Jul 15 Charles Weidman, US dancer/choreographer (Fables for Our Time), dies
  • Jul 17 Modoc, the elephant, dies at age 78 (oldest known nonhuman mammal)
  • Jul 17 Konstantine Gamsakhurdia, Georgian writer and public benefactor, dies at 82
  • Jul 21 George Petty, American pin-up artist, dies at 81
  • Jul 25 Eugen Fink, German philosopher, dies at 69
  • Aug 11 Anthony C McAuliffe, US gen/commandant 101st div (Nuts!), dies at 77
  • Aug 14 Joris Baers, Flemish bibliographer (founder Boekengids), dies at 87

MurderSheikh Mujibur Rahman

Aug 15 Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Founding father of Bangladesh, 1st and 4th President of Bangladesh (1971-72, 1975-76), assassinated in military coup by group of junior army officers at 55

Founding Father of Bangladesh Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
Founding Father of Bangladesh
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
  • Aug 15 Clay Shaw, alleged John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracist & businessman (b. 1913)
  • Aug 24 Charles H Revson, US cosmetic magnate, dies at 69
  • Aug 25 John R Dunning, US physicist, dies at 67

Person of interestHaile Selassie

Aug 27 Haile Selassie [Ras Tafari Makonnen], Emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74), dies of suspected assassination by strangulation at 83

Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Ethiopian Emperor
Haile Selassie
  • Aug 28 Fritz Wotruba, Austrian sculptor (b. 1907)

Person of interestÉamon de Valera

Aug 29 Éamon de Valera, Irish politician (President of Ireland (1937-48, 51-54, 57-59), dies at 92

Revolutionary and President of Ireland Éamon de Valera
Revolutionary and President of Ireland
Éamon de Valera
  • Sep 10 George Paget Thomson, English physicist who demonstrated electron diffraction (Nobel 1937), dies at 83 [1]
  • Sep 16 Irene Hayes, Ziegfeld girl and businesswoman (b. 1896)
  • Sep 18 Fairfield Porter, American painter, dies at 68
  • Sep 20 Saint-John Perse, French diplomat and poet (Nobel 1960), dies at 78
  • Sep 24 Earle Cabell, American politician, 48th Mayor of Dallas (1961-64), dies at 68
  • Sep 27 Jack Lang, Australian politician (b. 1876)
  • Oct 2 Kumaraswami Kamaraj, Indian political leader, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu (b. 1903)