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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)
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin 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
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
32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt 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
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
Baseball Great Babe RuthBaseball Great Babe Ruth 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
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
Golfer Byron NelsonGolfer Byron Nelson 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
Author Margaret MitchellAuthor Margaret Mitchell 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)
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)
Opera Singer Grace BumbryOpera Singer Grace Bumbry (Jan 4th) 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
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 - 14 of 14

Theoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat Paul DiracTheoretical Physicist and Nobel Laureat Paul Dirac (Jan 2nd) Jan 2nd - Theoretical Physicist Paul Dirac (34) weds Margit Wigner
Jan 27th - Musician Nat King Cole (17) weds dancer Nadine Robinson in Ypsilanti, Michigan
Feb 18th - Actress Mary Astor (30) weds film editor Manuel del Campo (23) in Yuma, Arizona
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)
Actress Ingrid BergmanActress Ingrid Bergman (Jul 10th) 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 3rd - Author Muriel Spark (19) weds teacher Sidney Oswald Spark in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia
Sep 17th - Economist John Kenneth Galbraith (29) weds author Catherine Atwater (24) at the Reformed Church of North Hempstead in New York
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
Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith WhartonPulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton (Aug 11th) 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
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
Banker, Industrialist and Secretary of the US Treasury Andrew W MellonBanker, Industrialist and Secretary of the US Treasury Andrew W Mellon (Aug 26th) 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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