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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 270

Jan 1st - Anastasio Somoza becomes president of Nicaragua
Jan 1st - Count Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to captain
Jan 1st - US Army Air Corps physiological research laboratory completed, Ohio
Jan 1st - Safety glass in vehicle windscreens becomes mandatory in Great Britain.
Jan 5th - Fingleton & Bradman make record stand of 346 for 6th wkt
Jan 5th - Only unicameral state legislature in US opens 1st session (Nebr)
Jan 6th - Bradman scores 270 Aust v England at the MCG, incl 110 singles
Jan 8th - -50°F (-45.6°C), San Jacinto, Nevada (state record)
Jan 9th - Italian regime bans marriages between Italians & Abyssinians
Jan 9th - Maxwell Anderson's "High Tor" premieres in NYC
Jan 12th - Plow for laying submarine cable patented
Jan 19th - Cy Young, Tris Speaker & Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Jan 19th - Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)
Jan 20th - -45°F (-43°C), Boca, California (state record)
Jan 20th - 1st US Presidential Inauguration day held on Jan 20th, (previously March 4th)
Jan 23rd - Karl Radek & 16 others go on trial in Stalin's great purge
Jan 25th - 1st broadcast of "Guiding Light" on NBC radio
Jan 25th - Miami-to-Tampa bus overturned in a canal, kills 13
Jan 25th - Soap Opera "Guiding Light" premieres on radio
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin Jan 30th - 2nd of Stalin's purge trials; Pyatakov & 16 others sentenced to death
Feb 1st - Stapleton, Staten Island becomes a customs-free port
Feb 3rd - Bradman scores 212 (in 441 minutes!) in 5th Test Cricket v England
Feb 4th - Jim Margie, Philadelphia, bowls 900 in 3 (unsanctioned) games
Feb 5th - 1st Charlie Chaplin talkie, "Modern Times," released
Feb 5th - FDR proposes enlarging Supreme Court, "court packing" plan failed
Feb 6th - K Elizabeth Ohi becomes 1st Japanese-US female lawyer
Feb 8th - Maxwell Anderson's "Masque of Kings," premieres in NYC
Feb 10th - Ragnhild Hveger swims world free style record 400m (5:14.2)
Feb 11th - 44-day sit-down strike at General Motors in Flint Mich ends
Feb 12th - Cleveland (now St Louis) Rams granted an NFL franchise
Feb 13th - "Prince Valiant" comic strip appears; known for historical detail
Feb 13th - Bradman scores 123 SA v Queensland, 165 mins, 10-4s 1-6 in cricket
Feb 13th - Maribel Vinson wins her 9th US figure skating championship
Feb 13th - NFL Boston Redskins move to Wash DC
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt Feb 13th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
Feb 13th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Robin Lee
Feb 16th - DuPont Corp patents nylon, developed by employee Wallace H Carothers
Feb 16th - Jean Anouilh's "Le Voyageur Sans Baggage," premieres in Paris
Feb 20th - 1st automobile/airplane combination tested, Santa Monica, Ca
Feb 21st - Initial flight of the first successful flying car, Waldo Waterman's Arrowbile.
Feb 21st - The League of Nations bans foreign national "volunteers" in the Spanish Civil War.
Feb 24th - 1st US group hospital-medical cooperative authorized, Wash, DC
Feb 26th - C Isherwood/WH Auden's "Ascent of F6," premieres in London
Feb 27th - Bradman scores 169 in 5th Test Cricket v England in 223 minutes
Mar 1st - 1st permanent automobile license plates issued (Ct)
Mar 1st - Gov Wouters innaugrates the radio station on the Dutch Antilles
Mar 1st - US Steel raises workers' wages to $5 a day
Mar 2nd - Mexico nationalizes oil
Mar 3rd - Australia snatch series against England 3-2 after being 2-0 down
Mar 4th - 9th Academy Awards - "The Great Ziegfeld", Paul Muni & Luise Rainer wins
Mar 7th - Bucharin, Jagoda & Rykov pushed out of CPSU in USSR
Mar 14th - Battle of the Century: Fred Allen & Jack Benny meet on radio
Mar 14th - Pope Pius XI publishes anti-nazi-encyclical Mit brennender Sorge
Mar 15th - 1st blood bank forms (Chicago IL)
Mar 15th - 1st state contraceptive clinic opens (Raleigh NC)
Mar 16th - All but one senior fouls out of a scrimmage game between seniors & sophomores, but he holds on to win the game 35-32
Mar 18th - Gas explosion in school in New London Texas: 294 die
Mar 18th - The human-powered aircraft, Pedaliante, flies 1 kilometre (0.62 miles) outside Milan.
Mar 19th - Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini redemptoris against communism
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco Mar 20th - Franco offensive at Guadalajara, Spain
Mar 21st - Ponce massacre, police kill 19 at Puerto Rican Nationalist parade
Mar 23rd - LA Railway Co starts using PCC streetcars
Mar 24th - Bus blew a tire, going out of control, killing 18 (Salem Illinois)
Mar 24th - National Gallery of Art established by Congress
Mar 25th - It is revealed Quaker Oats pays Babe Ruth $25,000 per year for ads
Mar 25th - Italy & Yugoslavia sign non-aggression treaty (Pact of Belgrade)
Mar 25th - Lionel Conacher misses on 1st Stanley Cup penalty shot
Mar 25th - Wash Daily News is 1st US newspaper with perfumed advertising page
Mar 26th - Joe DiMaggio takes Ty Cobb's advice & replace his 40 with 36 oz bat
Mar 26th - Spinach growers of Crystal City, Tx, erect statue of Popeye
Mar 26th - William H Hastie becomes 1st black federal judge (Virgin Islands)
Mar 27th - Feyenoord-stadium official opens in Rotterdam
Apr 1st - Aden becomes a British crown colony
Apr 4th - 4th Golf Masters Championship: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 283
Golfer Byron NelsonGolfer Byron Nelson Apr 12th - Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft at Rugby, England.
Apr 15th - Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers, 3 games to 2
Apr 17th - Cartoon characters Daffy Duck, Elmer J Fudd & Petunia Pig, debut
Apr 19th - 41st Boston Marathon won by Walter Young of Canada in 2:33:20
Apr 22nd - NYC college students stage 4th annual peace strike
Apr 26th - German Luftwaffe destroys Basque town of Guernica in Spain
Apr 27th - 1st US social security payment made
Apr 28th - 1st animated cartoon electric sign displayed (NYC)
Apr 28th - 1st commercial flight across Pacific, Pan Am
Apr 30th - The Philippines holds a plebiscite for Filipino women on whether they should be extended the right to suffrage; over 90% would vote in the affirmative.
May 1st - FDR signs act of neutrality
May 3rd - Margaret Mitchell wins Pulitzer Prize for "Gone With the Wind"
May 6th - German airship Hindenburg explodes in flames at Lakehurst, NJ (36 die)
May 8th - 63rd Kentucky Derby: Charley Kurtsinger on War Admiral wins 2:03.2
May 9th - Reds beat Phillies 21-10 (Ernie Lombardi goes 6 for 6)
Author Margaret MitchellAuthor Margaret Mitchell May 10th - Busmen strike in London
May 12th - St Louis Cards beat Philadelphia Phillies, 15-3
May 12th - Coronation of King George VI of Great Britain (and his other realms and territories beyond the sea) at Westminster Abbey.
May 15th - 63rd Preakness: Charley Kurtsinger aboard War Admiral wins in 1:58.4
May 17th - Juan Negrin succeeds Largo Caballero as Spain's premier
May 19th - John Murray/Allen Boretz's "Room Service" premieres in NYC
May 25th - 1st airmail letter to circle globe returns to NY
May 26th - Dutch Rail NV at law forms
May 26th - San Francisco Bay's Golden Gate Bridge opens
May 27th - Carl Hubbell wins his 24th consecutive game (since July 17, 1936)
May 27th - Golden Gate Bridge, SF, dedicated

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 627

Jan 1st - Adam Wiśniewski-Snerg, Polish author (d. 1995)
Jan 2nd - Marianne McDonald, classicist/philanthropist
Jan 4th - Dyan Cannon, Tacoma Wash, Mrs Cary Grant/actress (Heaven Can Wait)
Jan 4th - Grace Bumbry, St Louis, mezzo-soprano (Venus in Tannhäuser)
Jan 4th - R Surendranath, cricketer (Indian pace bowler in 11 Tests early 60s)
Jan 6th - Doris Troy, [Payne], US soul singer/songwriter (Just One Kiss)
Jan 6th - Lou Holtz, US, football coach (NJ Jets)
Jan 6th - Paolo Conte, Italian singer
Jan 8th - Robert Moran, composer
Jan 8th - Shirley Bassey, Cardiff Wales, singer (Goldfinger, Moonraker)
Jan 9th - K Schlesinger, writer
Jan 10th - Thomas Penfield Jackson, American judge
Jan 12th - Liliana Cavani, Bologna Italy, director (Berlin Affair)
Jan 12th - Marie Dubois, Paris France, actress (Wise Guys, Jules & Jim)
Jan 12th - Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone (d. 2002)
Jan 14th - Billie Jo Spears, country singer
Jan 14th - Ken Higgs, cricketer (effective England pace-bowler in 15 Tests 1965-68)
Jan 14th - Erland Kops, Danish badminton player
Jan 14th - Shoban Babu, Indian actor
Opera Singer Grace BumbryOpera Singer Grace Bumbry (Jan 4th) Jan 15th - Margaret O'Brien, San Diego, actress (Jane Eyre, Meet Me in St Louis)
Jan 16th - Bob Bogle, Portland, rock bassist/guitarist (Ventures-Batman Theme)
Jan 16th - Conny Vandenbos, Dutch singer (My rose, my little rose)
Jan 16th - Lorraine Bayly, Australian actress
Jan 16th - Luiz Bueno, Brazilian racing driver
Jan 20th - Dorothy Provine, Deadwood SD, actress (Good Neighbor Sam, Darn Cat)
Jan 21st - Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria
Jan 22nd - Joseph Wambaugh, East Pittsburgh Pa, police writer (Onion Fields)
Jan 22nd - Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan rebel leader
Jan 25th - Don Maynard, NFL receiver (NY Jets), #13
Jan 25th - Kathleen Tynan Halton, writer
Jan 25th - Ange-Félix Patassé, President of the Central African Republic
Jan 26th - Gerrit Gerritse, Dutch MP (CDA)
Jan 26th - Joseph Saidu Momoh, gen/president (Sierra Leone)
Jan 26th - S J B Langdale, Headmaster (Shrewsbury School)
Jan 27th - John Ogdon, Manchester England, pianist/composer
Jan 28th - Ken Hill, playwright/director
Jan 29th - Bobby Scott, jazz singer
Jan 30th - Boris Spassky, USSR, world chess champion (1969-72)
Jan 30th - Vanessa Redgrave, London, actress (Blow-Up, Julia, Orient Express)
Jan 30th - Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (d. 2005)
Jan 31st - Philip Glass, Baltimore Md, minimal composer (Einstein on the Beach)
Jan 31st - Steve Karmen, Bronx NY, jingle writer (I Love NY, This Bud's for You)
Jan 31st - Suzanne Pleshette, NYC, actress (Birds, Emily-Bob Newhart Show)
Jan 31st - Regimantas Adomaitis, Lithuanian actor
Jan 31st - Andrée Boucher, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
Feb 1st - Don Everly, Brownie Ky, vocalist (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
Feb 1st - Dr Hook, [Ray Sawyer], Ala, vocalist (Dr Hook-When You're in Love)
Feb 1st - Garrett Morris, New Orleans La, actor (SNL, Martin, Carwash)
Feb 2nd - Martina Arroyo, NYC, opera soprano (NY Met)
Feb 2nd - Tom Smothers, NYC, comedian (Smother Brother Show, Serial)
Feb 2nd - Don Buford, All-Star MLB outfielder
Feb 2nd - Remak Ramsay, American actor
Feb 4th - Collin Wilcox, Highlands NC, actor (To Kill a Mocking Bird)
Feb 4th - John Devitt, Australia, 100m freestyle swimmer (Olympic-gold-1960)
Feb 4th - Magnar Solberg, Norway, 20K biathalete (Olympic-gold-1968, 72)
Feb 4th - David Newman, American filmmaker (d. 2003)
Feb 5th - Cocky van Oost, [Kommertje van Vliet], Dutch dancer (Sylphides)
Feb 5th - Gaston Roelants, Belgium, world cross-country champion
Feb 5th - Stuart Damon, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital)
Feb 5th - Wang Xuan, Chinese scientist (d. 2006)
Feb 6th - Baldev Singh Chahal, campaigner
Feb 8th - Joe Raposa, composer/songwriter (Sesame Street)
Feb 8th - Manfred Krug, Duisburg Germany, actor (Boxer)
Feb 9th - Brian Wenham, media consultant/journalist
Feb 9th - Johnny Sayles, US vocalist (You Made Me Wiggle)
Feb 9th - Clete Boyer, American baseball player (d. 2007)
Feb 10th - Don Wilson, rock guitarist (Ventures-Walk Don't Run, Batman Theme)
Feb 10th - Lord Justice Rose, former judge on the Court of Appeal of England and Wales
Feb 10th - Yuriy Poyarkov, USSR, volleyball player (Oly-2 gold/1 silver-1964-72)
Feb 11th - Bill Lawry, cricketer (dour Australian lefty opener, Can talk a bit)
Feb 11th - Lodewijk Boer, Dutch violinist/playwright (The Family)
Feb 11th - Marilyn Butler, Rector (Exeter College-Oxford)
Feb 11th - Peter Lashley, cricketer (4 Tests for West Indies 1960-66)
Feb 12th - Charles Everett Dumas, Tulsa Ok, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1956)
Feb 13th - Sigmund Jaehn, German DR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 31/29)
Feb 13th - Susan Oliver, NYC, actress (Ann-Peyton Place, Star Trek-Cage)
Feb 13th - Ali El-Maak, Sudanese writer (d. 1992)
Feb 14th - John MacGregor, British MP
Feb 14th - Magic Sam, rocker (Chicago Bluesman)
Feb 15th - Nicholas Bayne, diplomat
Feb 15th - P J Squire, British headmaster (Bedford Modern School)
Feb 15th - Terry Everett, (Rep-R-Alabama)
Feb 15th - Zoltan Pesko, composer
Feb 15th - Gregory Mcdonald, American author
Feb 16th - Paul Bailey, novelist
Feb 16th - Valentin Vasilyevich Bondarenko, cosmonaut
Feb 17th - Mickey McGill, US vocalist (Dells-Love is Blue)
Feb 18th - Jeff Farrell, US swimmer (Olympics-2 gold-1960)
Feb 19th - Norman O'Neill, cricketer (great Aussie bat of 60's Brilliant field)
Feb 20th - David Ackles, Illinois, vocalist/songwriter (American Gothic)
Feb 20th - Nancy Wilson, Chillicothe Ohio, jazz vocalist (Feel Like Making Love)
Feb 20th - Robert Huber, Munich Germany, biochemist (Nobel 1988)
Feb 20th - Roger Penske, auto racer
Feb 21st - Gary Lockwood, Van Nuys Cal, actor (2001, Survival Zone, Lieutenant)
Feb 21st - Ron Clarke, Australia, runner (held 19 world records)
Feb 22nd - Dubravko Detoni, composer
Feb 22nd - Joanna Russ, US, sci-fi author (Hugo, Female Man, Alyx)
Feb 22nd - Noel Murphy, British(?) rugby player
Feb 22nd - Samuel Whitbread, English brewer/multi-millionaire
Feb 22nd - Tommy Aaron, Gainesville GA, PGA golfer (1973 Masters)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 12 of 12

Jan 2nd - Theoretical Physicist Paul Dirac (34) weds Margit Wigner
Jan 27th - Musician Nat King Cole (17) weds dancer Nadine Robinson in Ypsilanti, Michigan
Apr 30th - General Douglas MacArthur (57) marries 2nd wife Jean Faircloth
Jun 3rd - Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII) weds Mrs Wallis Warfield Simpson in France
Jun 7th - Three Stooges member Curly Howard (33) weds Elaine Ackerman
Jun 26th - Actress Mary Pickford (45) weds actor and band leader Charles Rogers (32)
Jul 10th - Actress Ingrid Bergman (21) weds dentist Petter Aron Lindström
Jul 11th - Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas (22) marries dancer Caitlin McNamara (22) in Penzance, Cornwall
Jul 12th - Explorer Jacques Cousteau (27) weds scuba diver Simone Melchior (18) at Saint-Louis-des-Invalides in Paris
Sep 17th - Economist John Kenneth Galbraith (29) weds author Catherine Atwater (24) at the Reformed Church of North Hempstead in New York
Economist and Author John Kenneth GalbraithEconomist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith (Sep 17th) Oct 5th - Two-time Oscar winner actor Anthony Quinn (22) weds actress Katherine de Mille (26)
Nov 20th - Actor Jackie Coogan (23) weds actress Betty Grable (20) at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Los Angeles

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Sep 28th - Martha Raye divorces Bud Westmore

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 133

Jan 2nd - Ross Alexander, actor (Capt Blood, Boulder Dam), dies at 29
Jan 5th - Marie Booth, child of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1864)
Jan 6th - André Besette, Canadian religious figure (b. 1845)
Jan 8th - John Felix August Korling, composer, dies at 72
Jan 13th - Walter Brearley, cricketer (17 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1905-12), dies
Jan 14th - Jaishankar Prasad, Hindi poet, dramatist and novelist (b. 1889)
Jan 21st - Marie Prevost, Canadian actress (b. 1898)
Jan 23rd - Orso Mario Corbino, Italian physicist (b. 1876)
Jan 28th - Anastasios Metaxas, Greek architect and shooter (b. 1862)
Feb 1st - Marguerite Audoux, writer, dies
Feb 3rd - Marija Leiko, Latvian film actress (b. 1887)
Feb 5th - Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Eroticism), dies at 75
Feb 7th - Elihu Root, US min of War/Foreign affairs (Nobel 1912), dies at 91
Feb 8th - Scato Gocko de Vries, Dutch paleographer/librarian, dies at 75
Feb 13th - C A Bernoulli, writer, dies
Feb 14th - Erkki Gustav Melartin, composer, dies at 62
Feb 20th - "Barlow" Carkeek, Aust cricket wicketkeeper (1912 series), dies
Feb 23rd - Claude Buckenham, cricketer (21 wkts in 4 Tests for Eng 1909-10), dies
Mar 2nd - Gustav Wohlgemuth, composer, dies at 73
Mar 6th - Frank Vosper, actor/writer (Jew Suss), dies at 37
Mar 8th - Albert Verwey, Dutch poet/literature historian (Motion), dies at 71
Mar 8th - Howie Morenz, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1902)
Mar 9th - Paul Elmer More, American critic and essayist (b. 1864)
Mar 10th - Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (b. 1884)
Mar 11th - Paul Scheinpflug, composer, dies at 61
Mar 11th - Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist (b. 1860)
Mar 12th - Charles-Marie-Jean-Albert Widor, French organist/composer, dies at 93
Mar 12th - Jeno Hubay, composer, dies at 78
Mar 15th - H. P. Lovecraft, American horror writer (At the Mountains of Madness, Weird Tales), dies at 46
Mar 16th - J Austen Chamberlain, English Min of For affairs (Nobel), dies at 73
Mar 19th - Horacio Quiroga, Uruguayan author/poet, commits suicide at 58
Mar 23rd - Helge Rode, Danish poet/essayist, dies at 66
Mar 25th - John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Bird in Hand), dies at 54
Mar 26th - Albert Relf, cricketer (13 Tests for England 1903-14), commits suicide
Mar 29th - Karol Szymanowski, Polish/Ukraine composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 54
Apr 2nd - Nathan Birnbaum, Austria philosopher (Zionism), dies at about 72
Apr 4th - Frantisek X Salda, Czech writer/critic, dies at 69
Apr 8th - Arthur William Foote, US organist/composer, dies at 84
Apr 8th - William Henry Hadow, composer (Studies in Modern Music), dies at 77
Apr 10th - Algernon Ashton, composer, dies at 77
Apr 15th - Nikolai Artzibushev, composer, dies at 79
Apr 17th - Yi Sang, Korean Poet (b. 1910)
Apr 19th - William M Conway, English historian/explorer (Spitzbergen), dies at 81
Apr 25th - Clem Sohn, air show performer dies at 26 when his chute fails to open
Apr 25th - Michał Drzymała, Polish rebel (b. 1857)
Apr 27th - Antonio Gramsci, Italian philosopher/marxist theorist, dies at 46
Apr 29th - William Gillette, American actor (b. 1853)
May 1st - Snitz Edwards, actor (Phantom of the Opera, College), dies at 75
May 2nd - Arthur Somervell, composer, dies at 73
May 4th - Noel Rosa, Brazilian songwriter (b. 1910)
May 9th - Walter Mittelholzer, Swiss aviation pioneer, dies in crash at 43
May 10th - William Tedmarsh, silent movie actor (b. 1876)
May 11th - Viliam Figus, composer, dies at 62
May 13th - Ekaterina Geladze, mother of Joseph Stalin (b. 1858)
May 15th - Phillip Snowden, British politician (b. 1864)
May 23rd - John Davison Rockfeller, industrialist, dies at 97 in Ormond Beach Fla
Oil Industrialist John D. RockefellerOil Industrialist John D. Rockefeller (May 23rd) May 23rd - John D Rockefeller, American industrialist and philanthropist, dies at 97
May 25th - Henry O Tanner, artist, dies
May 28th - Alfred Adler, Austria psychiatrist (Individual Psychology), dies at 67
Jun 2nd - Louis Vierne, composer, dies at 66
Jun 4th - Donald Eligon, cricketer (Trinidad, nail in his cricket boot), dies
Jun 6th - Jean Harlow, actr (Bombshell), dies from gallbladder infection at 26
Jun 10th - Robert Borden, eighth Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1854)
Jun 11th - R. J. (Reginald Joseph) Mitchell, British aircraft designer (b. 1895)
Jun 12th - Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1893)
Jun 18th - Gaston Doumergue, premier/president of France (1913..34), dies
Jun 19th - James M Barrie, Scottish writer (Dear Brutus/Peter Pan), dies
Jun 25th - Colin Clive, actor (Bride of Frankenstein, Jane Eyre), dies at 39
Jun 26th - Georg A Erman, Ger egyptologist (Grammar of Ancient Egypt), dies at 82
Jun 28th - Max Adler, Austrian socialist theorist, dies at 64
Jul 2nd - Fred L Noonan, US navigator, disappeared over Pacific Ocean
Jul 9th - Oliver Law, first African-American commander of U.S. troops (b. 1899)
Jul 10th - Attilio Brugnoli, composer, dies at 56
Jul 10th - Johan[nes] B Schepers, Fries writer (Braga), dies at 71
Jul 11th - George Gershwin, composer (American in Paris), dies at 38
Jul 15th - Walter Gay, artist, dies
Jul 17th - Henri-Constant-Gabriel Pierne, composer, dies at 73
Jul 18th - Julian Bell, British poet (b. 1908)
Inventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo MarconiInventor and Nobel Laureate Guglielmo Marconi (Jul 20th) Jul 20th - Guglielmo Marconi, Italian engineer/marquis (radio, Nobel 1909), dies of a heart attack at 63
Jul 22nd - Ted McDonald, cricketer (43 wickets for Australia), dies in car crash
Jul 26th - Gerda Taro (Gerta Pohorylle), photojournalist dies covering Spanish Civil War aged 26
Jul 28th - Abdul Muslim Mahomayev, composer, dies at 51
Jul 28th - Joseph Lee, father of Playgrounds movement, dies
Aug 6th - Annie E F Horniman, England, theater owner (Abbey Theatre), dies at 76
Aug 6th - Ferdinand CS Schiller, British philosopher (Mind!), dies at 72
Aug 11th - Bakr Sidqi, general/dictator of Iraq, dies
Aug 11th - Edith Wharton [-Jones], US Pulitzer prize-winning author (House of Mirth), dies at 75
Aug 13th - Arthur Plunkett, English civil engineer (b. 1890)
Aug 14th - Sapper, British soldier/novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48
Aug 22nd - David C Salas, Antillian writer (Josephina), dies
Aug 23rd - Albert Charles Paul Marie Roussel, composer, dies at 68
Aug 26th - Andrew W. Mellon, American banker, industrialist and Secretary of the Treasury (1921-32), dies at 82
Sep 2nd - Esther de Farmer-of Rich, actress (Kniertje-On hope of blessing), dies
Banker, Industrialist and Secretary of the US Treasury Andrew W MellonBanker, Industrialist and Secretary of the US Treasury Andrew W Mellon (Aug 26th) Sep 2nd - Pierre de Coubertin, baron/revivor of Olympics, dies at 74
Sep 4th - Giovanni Salviucci, composer, dies at 29
Sep 6th - Henry Kimball Hadley, composer, dies at 65
Sep 10th - Sergei Tretyakov, Russian writer (b. 1892)
Sep 14th - Tomés G Masaryk, philosopher/pres of Czech (1918-35), dies at 87)
Sep 14th - Tomáš Masaryk, 1st President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1850)
Sep 15th - Clifford Heatherley, actress (For Love or Money, Cash), dies at 48

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