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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 496

Jan 1st - 1st color newsreel filmed (Pasadena, California)
Jan 1st - Bradman scores 132 in the 1st innings of the 3rd Test v India
Jan 1st - General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade effective
Jan 1st - Italy adopts constitution
Jan 1st - Orissa province accedes to India
Jan 1st - British railways are nationalised to form British Rail.
Jan 1st - After partition, India declines to pay the agreed share of Rs.550 million in cash balances to Pakistan.
Jan 1st - The Constitution of Italy comes into force.
Jan 2nd - WNDT (now WNET) TV channel 13 in New York-Newark, NY (PBS) begins
Jan 3rd - Bradman completes dual Test tons (132 & 127*) v India MCG
Jan 4th - Burma declares independence from UK
Jan 7th - US president Harry Truman raises taxes for the Marshall Plan
Jan 8th - Queen Wilhelmina signs death sentence against Ans van Dijk for treason
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman Jan 9th - Walter Piston's 3rd Symphony in E, premieres in Boston
Jan 10th - "Call Me Mister" closes at National Theater NYC after 734 performances
Jan 12th - 1st Supermarket in UK opens
Jan 12th - Mahatma Gandhi begins his final fast
Jan 12th - US Supreme Court decision (Sipuel v Oklahoma State Board of Regents)
Jan 13th - 1st country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, premieres on WLW Cin
Jan 16th - 35 Haganah members are ambushed & killed in Gush Etzyon
Jan 17th - Netherlands & Indonesia agree to a cease fire
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi Jan 17th - Trial of 11 US Communist party members begins in NYC
Jan 18th - 1st courses begin at University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Jan 18th - Ted Mack's "Original Amateur Hour" begins, DuMont (later NBC/ABC/CBS)
Jan 21st - W Indies v England, Test debut Walcott, Weekes & Jim Laker
Jan 22nd - Jim Laker takes 7-103 in his 1st Test Cricket innings v WI Barbados
Jan 23rd - Bradman scores 201 in 272 mins v India, 21 fours 1 six
Jan 23rd - Huston's "Treasure of Sierra Madre" starring Humphrey Bogart opens
Jan 23rd - Test debut of Neil Harvey, v India at Adelaide
Cricket Legend Donald BradmanCricket Legend Donald Bradman Jan 24th - "Music in My Heart" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 124 perfs
Jan 24th - Australia all out 674 v India (Bradman 201, Hassett 198*)
Jan 24th - Dutch Liberal Party forms-People's party for Freedom & Democracy (VVD)
Jan 26th - Executive Order 9981 ending racial segregation in US Armed Forces signed
Jan 27th - 1st locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg) operates
Jan 27th - 1st tape recorder sold
Jan 28th - President Manuel Roxas granted full amnesty to all so-called Philippine collaborators.
5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas Jan 29th - "Look Ma, I'm Dancin'" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 188 perfs
Jan 29th - Commissioner Happy Chandler fines the Yankees, Cubs, & Phillies $500 each for signing high school players
Jan 30th - 5th Winter Olympic games open in St Moritz, Switzerland
Jan 30th - Mahatma Gandhi assassinated by Nathuram Godse
Jan 31st - J D Salinger's "A Perfect Day for Banana Fish" appears in NY
Jan 31st - Magnetic tape recorder developed by Wireway
Feb 1st - Federation of Malaysia forms from 9 sultanates
Feb 1st - Palestine Post building in Jerusalem bombed
Feb 2nd - President Harry Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program
Feb 3rd - Dick Button becomes 1st world figure skating champion from US
Feb 4th - Sri Lanka (formerly Ceylon) declares independence from UK
Feb 5th - "Nature of Things" science show premieres on NBC prime time
Feb 5th - Dick Button becomes 1st US figure skating Olympic champion
Feb 5th - Gretchen Fraser becomes 1st US woman Olympic slalom champion
Feb 6th - 1st radio-controlled airplane flown
Feb 6th - Bradman retires hurt, 57 in his last Test Cricket innings in Australia
Feb 6th - KNXT (now KCBS) TV channel 2 in Los Angeles, CA (CBS) 1st broadcast
Feb 7th - "Cradle Will Rock" closes at Mansfield Theater NYC after 34 perfs
Feb 7th - Omar Bradley succeeds Dwight Eisenhower as Army Chief of Staff
Feb 8th - 5th Winter Olympic games close at St Moritz, Switzerland
Feb 9th - WLWT TV channel 5 in Cincinnati, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
Feb 10th - Greek Gen Markos' guerrilla army bombs Saloniki
Feb 11th - Billy Griffith scores cricket century on debut Eng v WI, out for 140
Feb 11th - John Costello follows Eamon Da Valera as premier of Ireland
Feb 11th - Test cricket debut of Frank Worrell for the West Indies vs. England at Port-of-Spain
Feb 12th - 1st Lt Nancy Leftenant becomes 1st black in army nursing corps
Feb 13th - Andy Ganteaume scores 112 for W Indies in only Test Cricket innings
Feb 13th - Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Lannoy & Baugniet of BEL
Feb 13th - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Richard Button USA
Feb 13th - Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao ZedongChinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong Feb 15th - Mao Zedong's army occupies Yenan
Feb 16th - 1st newsreel telecast, "20th Century Fox-Movietone News" shown on NBC
Feb 16th - Miranda, famous moon of Uranus, photographed for 1st time
Feb 20th - Czechoslovakia's non-communist minister resigns
Feb 21st - NASCAR is incorporated.
Feb 22nd - Arabs bomb attack in Jerusalem, 50 die
Feb 24th - Communist Party seizes complete control of Czechoslovakia
Feb 25th - Communists seize Czechoslovakia/C Gottwald becomes premier
Feb 29th - Stern-group bomb Cairo-Haifa train, 27 British soldiers died
Mar 5th - US rocket flies record 4800 kph to 126km height
Mar 7th - The Dodecanese islands officially become part of Greece again, ending the Italian rule.
Mar 8th - US Supreme Court rules in McCollum v. Board of Education that relgious instruction in public schools is unconstitutional
Mar 9th - Provisionary Indonesian government installed in Batavia
Mar 10th - 1st civilian to exceed speed of sound-Herb H Hoover, Edwards AFB Ca
Mar 11th - 1st black in the US Tennis Open (Reginald Weir)
Mar 11th - Jewish Agency of Jerusalem bombed
Mar 11th - WBAL TV channel 11 in Baltimore, MD (CBS) begins broadcasting
Mar 12th - -5°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in March
Mar 13th - 10th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Baylor 58-42
Mar 14th - Freedom Train arrives in SF
Mar 15th - Bradman scores 115 for the Australian cricket team v Western Australia
Mar 15th - Sir Laurence Olivier on the cover of LIFE magazine
Mar 15th - WCAU TV channel 10 in Philadelphia, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
Jazz Musician Billie HolidayJazz Musician Billie Holiday Mar 16th - Billie Holiday is released from prison early because of good behaviour
Mar 18th - France & Great Britain & Benelux sign Treaty of Brussels
Mar 18th - Philips begin experimental TV broadcasting
Mar 18th - Soviet consultants have left Yugoslavia in first sign of Tito-Stalin split.
Mar 19th - Lee Savold KOs Gino Buonvino in 54 seconds at Madison Square Garden, NYC
Mar 20th - 1st live televised musical Eugene Ormandy on CBS followed in 90
Mar 20th - 20th Academy Awards - "Gentleman's Agreement", L Young, R Colman win minutes by 2nd live televised musical Arturo Toscvanni on NBC
Soviet Union Premier Joseph StalinSoviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin Mar 21st - "Stop the Music" with Bert Parks premieres on ABC radio
Mar 23rd - John Cunningham sets world altitude record (54,492' (18,133 m))
Mar 27th - The Second Congress of the Workers' Party of North Korea is convened.
Mar 27th - Just 11 days after being released from prison, Billie Holiday plays in front of a sold-out crowd at Carnegie Hall

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 801

Jan 1st - Pavel Grachev, Russian general
Jan 2nd - Kerry Minnear, Dorset, English rocker (Gentle Giant)
Jan 3rd - Larry McNeeley, Lafayette Ind, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour)
Jan 3rd - Manfred Kokot, East German runner (world record 50 m indoor)
Jan 4th - Eugeniusz Wycisło, Polish politician
Jan 5th - Parthasarathy Sharma, cricketer (Indian batsman of the mid-70's)
Jan 5th - Thom Mooney, rocker
Jan 6th - Dayle Hadlee, cricketer (brother of Richard, NZ medium-pacer of 70's)
Jan 6th - Guy Spencer Gardner, Alta Vista Va, Lt Col USAF/astro (STS 27, STS 35)
Jan 6th - Robert E [Bob] Wise Jr, (Rep-D-WV, 1983- )
Jan 7th - Kaz Lux, Poland/Netherland, singer
Jan 7th - Kenny Loggins, Everett WA, American singer (Loggins and Messina-This is it, Footloose)
Jan 8th - Gillies Mackinnon, director (Playboys)
Jan 9th - Bill Cowsill, Newport RI, rock guitarist/vocals (Cowsills-We Can Fly)
Jan 9th - Paul King, Dagenham Essex, English rocker (Blue Oyster Cult)
Jan 10th - Cyril Neville, US singer/percussionist (Neville Bros-Yellow Moon)
Jan 10th - Donald Fagen, Passaic NJ, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Steely Dan-Peg)
Jan 10th - William Sanderson, Memphis Tenn, actor (Larry-Newhart, Blade Runner)
Jan 10th - Mischa Maisky, Latvian cellist
Jan 10th - Bernard Thévenet, French cyclist
Jan 11th - Madeline Manning-Jackson-Mimms, US 800m runner (Oly-gold-1968)
Jan 12th - Anthony Andrews, actor (Under the Volcano), born in London, England
Jan 12th - Kenny Allen, English footballer
Jan 12th - Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman (d. 2001)
Jan 12th - William Nicholson, English writer
Jan 13th - Kenia Jayantilal, cricketer (5 at Kingston 71 his only inns for India)
Jan 13th - Gaj Singh, Maharaja of Jodhpur
Jan 14th - Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett, St. Louis, Missouri, American musician and producer
Jan 14th - Carl Weathers, New Orlean La, actor (Apollo Creed-Rocky)
Jan 14th - Tim Harris, rocker (Foundations)
Jan 15th - Dini Petty, Canadian talk show host (CITY-TV)
Jan 15th - Ronnie Van Zant, rocker (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Jan 15th - Tommy Nolan, Montreal Canada, actor (Jody-Buckskin)
Jan 16th - Anatoli Yakovlevich Solovyov, Riga, cosmonaut (TM-5,9,15,26, STS 71)
Jan 16th - Christopher Moran, English financier/multi-millionaire
Jan 16th - Cliff Thorburn, Victoria, BC, champion snooker player
Horror film director John CarpenterHorror film director John Carpenter (Jan 16th) Jan 16th - John Carpenter, Carthage NY, director (Halloween, The Thing)
Jan 16th - Dalvanius Prime, New Zealand entertainer (d. 2002)
Jan 16th - Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor
Jan 17th - Alexander "Alec" Erwin, South African worker's union leader
Jan 17th - Mick Taylor, rock guitarist (Rolling Stones-Brown Sugar)
Jan 17th - Anne Queffélec, French pianist
Jan 19th - Harvey Hinsley, rocker
Jan 20th - Jerry Ross, Ind, Lt Col USAF/astronaut (STS 61B, 27, 37, 55, 74, sk:88)
Jan 20th - Mel Pritchard, English rocker (Barclay James Harvest)
Jan 20th - Natan Sharansky, Russian-born physicist and politician
Jan 20th - Nancy Kress, American writer
Jan 22nd - Gilbert Levine, American conductor
Jan 22nd - Northern Calloway, American actor (d. 1990)
Jan 23rd - Anita Pointer, rock vocalist (Pointer Sisters-She's So Shy), born in Oakland, California
Jan 24th - Elliott Abrams, asst secretary of state/supplied arms to the Contras
Jan 24th - Michael Des Barres, British actor and rock singer
Jan 25th - Gueorgui Chichkine, Russian painter
Jan 25th - Ros Kelly, Australian politician
Jan 26th - Corky Laing, rocker (Mountain)
Jan 27th - Chuck Larsen, rocker (Snuff)
Jan 27th - Mikhail Baryshnikov, Riga Latvia, ballet dancer (That's Dancing)
Jan 28th - Gareth Roscoe, legal adviser (BBC)
Jan 28th - Mamoru Mohri, Yoichi-machi Hokkaido Japan, astronaut (STS 47)
Jan 28th - Charles Taylor, President of Liberia
Jan 29th - Bill Kirchen, singer/guitarist (Commander Cody & Lost Planet Airmen)
Jan 29th - Felice Taylor, R&B singer (I Feel Love Comin' On)
Jan 29th - Marc Singer, Vancouver Canada, actor (V, Dallas)
Jan 29th - Pat Kenny, Irish TV presenter & radio host
Jan 30th - Earl of Huntingdon
Jan 30th - Nicholas Broomfield, director/editor (Dark Obsession, Heidi Fleiss)
Jan 30th - Paul Magee, Provisional Irish Republican Army member
Jan 31st - Muneo Suzuki, Japanese politician
Feb 1st - Debbie Austin, LPGA golfer
Feb 1st - Jennifer Adams, superintendent (Central Royal Parks)
Musician Rick JamesMusician Rick James (Feb 1st) Feb 1st - Rick James (James Ambrose Johnson Jr), Buffalo New York, American funk musician
Feb 2nd - Alan McKay, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Boogie Wonderland)
Feb 2nd - Jessica Savitch, Kennet Sq PA, news anchor (NBC)
Feb 2nd - Tony DeMeur, rocker (Fabulous Poodles-Anna Rexia, Suicide Bridge)
Feb 3rd - Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo, East Timor politician, Nobel Peace laureate
Feb 3rd - Henning Mankell, Swedish author
Feb 4th - Alice Cooper, [Vincent Furnier], rocker (School's Out), born in Detroit, Michigan
Feb 4th - Rakesh Shukla, cricket leg-spinner (1 Test India v Sri Lanka 1982)
Rocker Alice CooperRocker Alice Cooper (Feb 4th) Feb 4th - Robert Coover, novelist (Pricksongs & Descants)
Feb 4th - Rod Grams, (Rep-R-Minnesota), (d. 2013)
Feb 5th - Barbara Hershey, [Herzstein], (Stuntman, Shy People), born in Atlanta, Georgia
Feb 5th - Christopher Guest, actor (SNL, Heartbeeps, This is Spinal Tap), born in NYC, New York
Feb 5th - David Denny, rock guitarist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra)
Feb 5th - Elco [LC] Brinkman, Dutch minister WVC (CDA)
Feb 5th - Nigel Tufnel, rocker (Spinal Tap)
Feb 5th - Sven-Göran Eriksson, Swedish football manager
Feb 7th - Jimmy Greenspoon, LA Cal, rock organist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World)
Feb 8th - Dan Seals, McCamey Texas, country singer (England Dan & John Ford Coley-You Still Move Me)
Feb 8th - Lynda Lyon Block, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)
Feb 10th - Conrad Cummings, composer
Feb 10th - Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican politician (d. 1994)
Feb 11th - Sue Bernard, playmate (Dec, 1966), born in Los Angeles, California
Feb 12th - Cindy Hill, LPGA golfer
Feb 12th - Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author
Feb 13th - Allan Legere, Canadian serial killer (Monster of the Miramichi)
Feb 14th - ... Teller, Phila, magician (Penn & Teller)
Feb 14th - Jackie Martling, "Jackie the Jokeman", comedian (Howard Stern Show)
Feb 14th - Pat O'Brien, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)
Feb 14th - Wally Tax, Dutch guitarist
Feb 15th - Ron "Penguin" Cey, Tacoma, Washington, American MLB 3rd baseman (LA Dodgers)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 13 of 13

Baseball Player and Manager Leo DurocherBaseball Player and Manager Leo Durocher (Feb 16th) Feb 16th - Baseball player and manager Leo Durocher (41) weds actress Laraine Day (27) in Santa Monica, California
Mar 5th - Actor Eli Wallach marries actress Anne Jackson
Mar 28th - Musician Nat King Cole (29) weds jazz singer Maria Hawkins (25) at Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York
May 15th - Dancer and actress Cyd Charisse (26) weds singer Tony Martin (34)
May 28th - Film director Stanley Kubrick (19) weds high school sweetheart Toba Metz
Jun 27th - Inventor Jack Kilby (24) weds Barbara Annegers
Sep 24th - American Major League Baseball outfielder Ty Cobb (61) weds Frances Cass (40)
Oct 11th - Fellow students Fidel Castro and Mirta Diaz-Balart marry (divorced 1955)
38th US President Gerald Ford38th US President Gerald Ford (Oct 15th) Oct 15th - 38th US President Gerald Ford (35) weds department store fashion consultant Elizabeth (Betty) Bloomer Warren (30) at Grace Episcopal Church in Grand Rapids, Ford
Oct 21st - Science fiction pioneering author "Stranger in a Strange Land" Robert A. Heinlein marries 3rd wife Virginia "Ginny" Gerstenfeld
Oct 22nd - Farm labor leader Cesar Chavez (21) weds labor activist Helen Fabela (20) in Reno, Nevada
Nov 18th - KFC founder Colonel Sanders (58) weds his long-time employee Claudia Price
Dec 26th - MLB player Gil Hodges (24) weds Joan Lombardi

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Musician Nat King ColeMusician Nat King Cole (Mar 22nd) Mar 22nd - Musician Nat King Cole (29) divorces dancer Nadine Robinson after 11 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 170

Jan 1st - Hermann K J Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Liebesmesse), dies at 66
Jan 1st - Willem Louis Frederic Landre, composer, dies at 73
Jan 7th - Raoul Auernheimer, writer, dies
Jan 8th - Kurt Schwitters, writer, dies at 60
Jan 8th - Richard Tauber, Austrian tenor (b. 1891)
Jan 14th - Anna "Ans" van Dike, Dutch Jewish Nazi-collaborator, executed at 42
Jan 19th - Tony Garnier, French architect (b. 1869)
Jan 21st - Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, composer, dies at 72
Jan 24th - Maria Mandel, Camp Leader at Auschwitz (b. 1912)
Jan 24th - Arthur Liebehenschel, Commandant at Auschwitz concentration camp (b. 1901)
Jan 26th - Ignaz Friedman, composer, dies at 65
Jan 29th - Tomislav II of Croatia, 4th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (b. 1900)
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma GandhiPacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi (Jan 30th) Jan 30th - Mahatma Gandhi, India's political and spiritual leader, assassinated in New Delhi by Hindu extremists
Jan 30th - Herb Pennock, pitcher (NY Yankees)/GM (Phillies), dies
Jan 30th - Orville Wright, US aviation pioneer, dies at 76
Feb 2nd - Thomas W. Lamont, American banker; father or Corliss Lamont; great-grandfather of Ned Lamont (b. 1870)
Feb 2nd - Bevil Rudd, South African athlete (b. 1894)
Feb 5th - Johann Blaskowitz, German gen (surrendered at Wageningen), dies at 64
Feb 6th - Robert Brasillach, French author/nazi collaborator, dies at 38
Feb 7th - "Red" McKenzie, blues-jazz singer (played comb-with-tissue-paper), dies
Aviator Orville WrightAviator Orville Wright (Jan 30th) Feb 9th - Karl Valentin, German comic/writer, dies at 65
Feb 10th - Ewart Astill, cricket all-rounder (9 Tests for England 1927-30), dies
Feb 10th - Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director (Battleship Potemkin), dies at 50
Feb 11th - Sergy Eisenstein, film director, dies at 50
Feb 14th - Mordecai Brown, American baseball player (b. 1876)
Feb 21st - Frederick Archibald Lamond, composer, dies at 80
Feb 23rd - John Robert Gregg, Irish-born publisher and inventor (b. 1866)
Mar 3rd - Antonin Artaud, writer, dies at 51
Mar 4th - Antonin Artaud, French poet/actor (Napoleon), dies at 51
Mar 5th - Charles Prince, cricketer (5 & 1 in only Test for South Africa), dies
Mar 6th - Ross Lockridge, Jr., American novelist (b. 1914)
Mar 10th - Jan Masaryk, Czech Foreign minister, commits suicide or is murdered
Mar 10th - Zelda Fitzgerald, American artist, wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald (b. 1900)
Mar 24th - Sigrid Hjertén, Swedish modernist painter (b. 1885)
Mar 25th - Warren Hymer, actor (Show Them No Mercy), dies at 42
Mar 26th - Helen Ernst, German poster artist/resistance fighter, dies at about 43
Mar 27th - Karel Candael, Flemish composer, dies at 64
Mar 29th - Olev Siinmaa, Estonian architect (b. 1881)
Mar 31st - Egon E Kisch, Czech writer/journalist (Raging Reporter), dies at 62
Apr 8th - Josef B Kjellgren, Swedish writer (Guldkedjan), dies at 40
Apr 9th - George Carpenter, Australian Salvation Army general (b. 1872)
Apr 9th - Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Colombian politician (b. 1903)
Apr 14th - Walter P Reuther, Pres (United Auto Workers), shot at his home
Apr 15th - Radola Gajda, Czech military commander and politician (d. 1892)
5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas5th President of the Philippines Manuel Roxas (Apr 15th) Apr 15th - Philippine president Manuel Roxas, dies of heart attack at 56
Apr 17th - Johan P earl of Limburg Stirum, diplomat, dies at 75
Apr 17th - Percy Sherwell, cricketer (S Afr captain in 13 Tests 1905-11), dies
Apr 21st - Carlos Lopez Buchardo, composer, dies at 66
Apr 24th - Joseph Wihtol, composer, dies at 84
Apr 24th - Manuel Marua Ponce, Mexican composer (Ferial), dies at 65
Apr 24th - Rosita Marstini, actress (I Cover Waterfront, Big Parade), dies at 54
May 1st - Christos Ladas, Greek minister of Justice, murdered
May 6th - 43 communist rebels, executed in Athens
May 8th - Alfred Holy, composer, dies at 81
May 8th - U Saw, Burmese politician (b. 1900)
May 12th - Isidor Achron, composer, dies at 55
May 15th - Edward Flanagan, American priest and founder of Boys Town (b. 1886)
May 22nd - Claude McKaye, Jamaican/US author (Banjo, Home to Harlem), dies at 57
May 24th - Alfred Kastner, composer, dies at 78
May 24th - Jacques Feyder, Belgian director and screenwriter (b. 1885)
May 26th - Theodore Morell, Hitler's personal physician (b. 1886)
May 28th - Unity Mitford, English fascist sympathizer (b. 1914)
May 29th - May Whitty, actress (Gaslight, Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), dies at 82
May 31st - Jose Vianna da Motta, composer, dies at 80
Jun 1st - Sonny Boy Williamson, [John Lee], blues player, dies at 34
Jun 1st - Alex Gard, Russian-born caricaturist (b. 1900)
Jun 2nd - Viktor Brack, Nazi physician (b. 1904)
Jun 2nd - Karl Brandt, personal physician of Adolf Hitler (b. 1904)
Jun 2nd - Karl Gebhardt, Nazi doctor (b. 1897)
Jun 2nd - Waldemar Hoven, German physician (b. 1903)
Jun 2nd - Wolfram Sievers, Nazi physician (b. 1905)
Jun 6th - Louis Lumière, French movie pioneer (b. 1864)
Jun 7th - Georges Adolphe Hue, composer, dies at 90
Jun 8th - Franz Carl Bornschein, composer, dies at 69
Jun 8th - Hanson Carter, cricket (28 Tests for Aust, caught 44 stumped 21), dies
Jun 14th - Ernst Henrik Ellberg, composer, dies at 79
Jun 14th - John Blackwood McEwen, composer, dies at 80
Jun 20th - George Frederick Boyle, composer, dies at 61
Jun 25th - William C. Lee, U.S. general (b. 1895)
Jun 26th - Lilian Velez, Filipino actress (b. 1924)
Jun 27th - George Templeton Strong, composer, dies at 92
Jun 30th - Karl Wolfskehl, writer, dies at 78
Jul 3rd - Adrien H Gerhard, Dutch SDAP-politician, dies at 90
Jul 3rd - Quintin McMillan, cricketer (13 Tests for South Africa), dies
Jul 4th - Monteiro Lobato, Brazilian writer (b. 1882)
Jul 5th - Carole Landis, US actress (1 Million BC, Topper Returns), dies at 29
Jul 5th - G Bernanos, writer, dies at 60
Jul 5th - Peter JM Aalberse, Dutch minister of Labor, dies at 77
Jul 8th - Dave Nourse, cricketer (45 Tests for South Africa 1902-24), dies
Jul 11th - Gerhard Kittel, German anti-semite theologist, dies
Jul 11th - King Baggot, actor (Tish, San Francisco), dies at 68
Jul 14th - Palmiro Togliatti, Italy's CPI chairman, assassinated
US WW1 Commander John J. PershingUS WW1 Commander John J. Pershing (Jul 15th) Jul 15th - John J. Pershing, [Black Jack], US general (Mexico, WW I), dies at 87
Jul 18th - Herman Gummerus, Finnish historian and politician (b. 1877)
Jul 21st - Arshile Gorky, abstract expressionist, dies at 43
Jul 21st - Donald Nichols Tweedy, composer, dies at 58
Jul 23rd - D.W. Griffith, American director/producer, dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 73
Jul 26th - Charles Mills, South African cricketer (Test v England 1891-92), dies
Jul 27th - Francesco Spetrino, composer, dies at 91
Jul 27th - Woolf Barnato, British racing driver (b. 1898)

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