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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 397

Jan 1st - KPRC TV channel 2 in Houston, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting
Jan 1st - KTTV TV channel 11 in Los Angeles, CA (MET) begins broadcasting
Jan 1st - Tokelau (Union) Islands declared part of New Zealand
Jan 2nd - KDKA TV channel 2 in Pittsburgh, PA (CBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 2nd - Luis Muñoz Marín becomes the first democratically elected Governor of Puerto Rico.
Jan 3rd - "Colgate Theater" dramatic anthology series premieres on NBC TV
Jan 5th - General Spoor orders cease-fire on Sumatra
Jan 5th - President Harry Truman labels his administration the "Fair Deal"
Jan 7th - 1st photo of genes taken at U of S California by Pease & Baker
Jan 8th - "Make Mine Manhattan" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 429 perfs
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman Jan 8th - "My Romance" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 95 performances
Jan 8th - "Small Wonder" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 134 performances
Jan 10th - 1st Jewish family show "Goldbergs" premieres on CBS
Jan 10th - RCA introduces 45 RPM record
Jan 11th - Snowfall 1st recorded in Los Angeles
Jan 12th - "Arthur Godfrey & His Friends" premieres on CBS TV
Jan 12th - Dutch court affirms death sentence against SS chief Hanns Rauter
Jan 13th - "Along 5th Avenue" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 180 perfs
Jan 14th - Black/Indian race rebellion in Durban, South Africa; 142 die
Jan 15th - Mao's Red army conquers Ten-tsin
Jan 16th - "Rape of Lucretia" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 23 perfs
Jan 16th - KNBH (now KNBC) TV channel 4 in Los Angeles, CA (NBC) 1st broadcast
Jan 16th - WTOP (now WUSA) TV channel 9 in Washington, DC (CBS) 1st broadcast
Jan 17th - The Goldbergs, the first sitcom on American television, first airs.
Jan 18th - "They Stand Accused" courtroom drama premieres on CBS (later DuMont)
Jan 18th - 1st US Congressional standing committee headed by Negro (W Dawson)
Jan 19th - Cuba recognises Israel.
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar HooverFirst Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover Jan 20th - J. Edgar Hoover gives Shirley Temple a tear gas fountain pen
Jan 20th - Pres Harry Truman announces his point 4 program
Jan 21st - 1st inaugural parade televised (Harry Truman)
Jan 22nd - "All for Love" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 121 perfs
Jan 22nd - Chinatown telephone exchange closed
Jan 25th - 1st Emmy Awards: Shirley Dinsdale & Pantomime Quiz (KTLA) win
Jan 25th - 1st Israeli election - Ben-Gurion's Mapai party wins
Jan 26th - WHIO TV channel 7 in Dayton, OH (CBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 27th - Chinese liner "Taiping" collides with a collier off south China
Jan 28th - NY Giants sign their 1st black players, Monte Irvin & Ford Smith
Jan 28th - UN Security council convicts Dutch aggression in Indonesia
Jan 29th - Great Britain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand & Switzerland recognize Israel
Jan 31st - 1st daytime soap on TV "These Are My Children" (NBC in Chicago)
Feb 1st - 200" (5.08-m) Hale telescope 1st used [See June 3, 1948]
Feb 1st - RCA releases 1st single record ever (45 rpm)
Golfer Ben HoganGolfer Ben Hogan Feb 2nd - Golfing champ Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident
Feb 4th - Failed assassination attempt on Shah of Persia
Feb 5th - Huaso sets official world equestrian high-jump record, 2.47 m, Chic
Feb 7th - Joe DiMaggio becomes 1st $100,000/year baseball player (NY Yankees)
Feb 8th - Hungarian Cardinal Mindszenty sentenced to life in prison
Feb 10th - Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" opens at Morosco Theater, NYC
Feb 11th - Willie Pep recaptures world featherweight boxing title
Playwright Arthur MillerPlaywright Arthur Miller Feb 12th - "Annie Get Your Gun" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 1147 perfs
Feb 12th - Panic in Quito Ecuador, after "War of the World" played on radio
Feb 12th - Team Canada beats Denmark 47-0 in hockey
Feb 12th - Unidentified aircraft bomb Jerusalem
Feb 14th - 1st session of Knesset (Jerusalem Israel)
Feb 14th - Dutch Drees government presents plan for the building of 30,000 houses
Feb 15th - Dmitri Shostakovitch' "Song of the Woods," premieres in Leningrad
Feb 17th - Chaim Weitzman elected 1st president of Israel
Feb 17th - Ice Pairs Championship at Paris won by Andrea Kekesy/Ede Kiraly of HUN
Feb 17th - Ladies Figure Skating Champions in Paris won by Alena Vrzanova of CZE
Feb 17th - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Paris won by Richard Button USA
Feb 17th - Richard Button retains world figure skating championship in Paris
Feb 19th - "Inside USA" closes at Century Theater NYC after 339 performances
Poet Ezra PoundPoet Ezra Pound Feb 19th - 1st Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Ezra Pound
Feb 19th - Mass arrests of communists in India
Feb 20th - 1st International Pancake Race held (Liberal Ks)
Feb 24th - Israel & Egypt sign an armistice agreement
Feb 24th - V-2/WAC-Corporal 1st rocket to outer space, White Sands, NM, 400 km
Feb 25th - WAC Corporal rocket achieves height of 400k (record)
Feb 26th - USAF plane began 1st nonstop around-the-world flight
Feb 27th - Chaim Weizmann becomes 1st Israeli president
Mar 1st - Joe Louis retires as heavyweight boxing champ
Mar 1st - The Browns, owners of Sportsman's Park, move to evict the Cardinals
Mar 1st - Indonesia seizes Yogyakarta from the Dutch.
Mar 2nd - 1st automatic street light (New Milford, Ct)
Mar 2nd - Lucky Lady II (USAF B-50 Superfortress), completes 1st nonstop round- the-world flight at Fort Worth, Tx, covering 23,452-mis in 94 hrs
Mar 4th - Andrei Vishinsky succeeds Molotov as Soviet Foreign minister
Mar 4th - Piet Van de Pol (Neth) becomes world champion billiard player
Mar 4th - Security Council of UN recommends membership for Israel
Mar 5th - Bradman plays his last innings in 1st-class cricket, gets 30
Mar 5th - The Jharkhand Party is founded in India.
Mar 8th - WAGA TV channel 5 in Atlanta, GA (CBS) begins broadcasting
Mar 8th - WBAP-FM, Fort Worth Texas, begins broadcasting
Mar 9th - Brigadier Gen Edwin K Wright, USA, ends term as deputy director of CIA
Mar 9th - England beat South Africa by scoring 174 runs in 94 minutes
Mar 10th - Detroit Tiger pitcher Art Houtteman is critically injured in an auto accident but recovers to win 15 games in 1949
Mar 13th - US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Yvonne C Sherman
Mar 13th - US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
Mar 15th - WICU TV channel 12 in Erie, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
Mar 15th - WLWD (now WDTN) TV channel 2 in Dayton, OH (NBC) begins broadcasting
Mar 16th - KFMB TV channel 8 in San Diego, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
Mar 18th - NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Org) ratified
Mar 18th - WGAL TV channel 8 in Lancaster, PA (NBC) begins broadcasting
Mar 19th - 1st museum devoted exclusively to atomic energy, Oak Ridge, Tn
Mar 21st - WTVJ TV channel 4 in Miami, FL (NBC/CBS) begins broadcasting
Mar 23rd - Sidney Kingsley's "Detective Story," premieres in NYC
Mar 24th - 21st Academy Awards - "Hamlet", Laurence Olivier & Jane Wyman win
Mar 24th - Walter & John Huston become 1st father-and-son team to win
Mar 25th - SS police chief Rauter request for a pardon, denied
Mar 26th - 11th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Kentucky beats Oklahoma State 46-36
Mar 29th - Turkey recognizes Israel

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 801

Jan 1st - Nikolai Tikhonovich Moskalenko, Russia, cosmonaut
Jan 1st - Peter Dormer, arts writer
Jan 1st - Daniel E Gawthrop, American composer
Jan 2nd - Chick Churchill, Wales, keyboardist (Ten Years After-I'm Going Home)
Jan 2nd - Christopher Durang, Montclair NJ, playwright/actor (Sister Mary)
Jan 3rd - Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (d. 1965)
Jan 4th - Mick Mills, British(?) soccer player
Jan 5th - George Brown, rock drummer (Kool & the Gang-Celebration)
Jan 6th - Michael Boit, Nandi Kenya, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1972)
Jan 6th - Richard Horowitz, composer
Jan 7th - John Christopher Parry, rocker (Cure)
Jan 7th - Marshall Chapman, Spartanburg SC, country singer
Jan 7th - Anne Schedeen, American actress
Jan 8th - Lawrence Rowe, cricketer (prolific WI batsman, 302 v Eng 1974)
Boxing Champ George ForemanBoxing Champ George Foreman (Jan 10th) Jan 10th - George Foreman, Marshall Texas, American World Heavyweight boxing champ (1973-74, 95)
Jan 10th - Teresa Graves, Houston Texas, actress (Laugh-in, Get Christie Love)
Jan 10th - Walter S Browne, US chess champion (1974-78, 1980-84)
Jan 10th - James Lapine, American stage director
Jan 11th - Tom Netherton, Munich Germany, singer (Lawrence Welk Show)
Jan 11th - [Frederick] Dennis Greene, rocker (Sha Na Na-Shannon)
Jan 11th - Daryl Braithwaite, Australian rock singer
Jan 12th - James W Dietz, rower
Jan 12th - Wayne Wang, director (Chan is Missing, Slamdance)
Jan 12th - Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer (d. 2007)
Jan 12th - Ottmar Hitzfeld, German football manager
Jan 12th - Haruki Murakami, Japanese novelist
Jan 12th - Michael W. Vannier, American radiologist
Jan 13th - Brandon Tartikoff, TV exec (NBC)
Jan 13th - Rakesh Sharma, India, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-11)
Jan 14th - Christine Belford, Amityville NY, actress (Banacek, Empire, 90210)
Jan 14th - Lawrence Kasdan, Miami FL, director/writer (Accidental Tourist)
Jan 14th - Paul Chubb, Australian actor (d. 2002)
Jan 14th - Mary Robison, American writer
Jan 15th - Howard Allen Twitty, Phoenix AZ, PGA golfer (1979 BC Open)
Jan 15th - Luis Alvarado, Puerto Rican baseball player (d. 1987)
Jan 15th - Panos Mihalopoulos, Greek actor
Jan 16th - Caroline Munro, Windsor, Berkshire, English actress, model (The Spy Who Loved Me, Maniac) [or 12/16]
Jan 17th - Andy Kaufman, NYC, comedian/actor (Latka Gravas-Taxi)
Jan 17th - Debbie Watson, La Mirada California, actress (Karen, Tammy)
Jan 18th - Philippe Starck, French designer
Jan 18th - Bill Keller, American newspaper editor
Jan 19th - Robert Palmer, Batley England, singer (Power Station)
Jan 20th - Kieron Walsh, academic
Jan 22nd - James P Pennington, rocker (Exile)
Jan 22nd - Rein P Hummel, Dutch MP (PvdA)
Jan 22nd - Steve Perry, Hanford California, vocalist (Journey-Open Arms, Oh Sherry)
Jan 22nd - Mike Caldwell, American baseball player
Jan 23rd - Robert Cabana, Minneapolis, Mjr USMC/astronaut (STS 41, 53, 68, sk:88)
Jan 24th - Bart Gordon, (Rep-D-TN, 1985- )
Jan 24th - John Belushi, Chicago Ill, comedian/actor (SNL, Blues Brothers)
Jan 25th - John Cooper Clarke, English punk-poet
Jan 26th - Derek Holt, rocker (Climax Blues Band)
Jan 26th - Paul Nurse, dr/director-general elect (Imperial Cancer Research Fund)
Jan 26th - David Strathairn, San Francisco, California, American actor (LA Confidential, The Bourne Ultimatum)
Jan 26th - Jonathan Carroll, American author
Jan 27th - Ethan Mordden, American author
Jan 28th - Thomas J Downey, (Rep-D-NY, 1975- )
Jan 28th - Gregg Popovich, NBA Basketball Coach
Jan 30th - William King, Alabama, soul trumpeteer (Commodores-Easy)
Molecular biologist Peter AgreMolecular biologist Peter Agre (Jan 30th) Jan 30th - Peter Agre, American biologist, Nobel laureate
Jan 31st - Carol Hawkins, actress (Dialing for Dingbats)
Jan 31st - Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer and sports journalist
Jan 31st - Ken Wilber, American philosopher
Feb 1st - Jimmy Lee Thorpe, Roxboro NC, PGA golfer (1985 Greater Milwaukee Open)
Feb 2nd - Jetty Weels, Surinamese/Dutch vocalist (Mai Tai)
Feb 2nd - Ross Valory, SF, rock bassist (Journey - Who's Crying Now, Open Arms)
Feb 2nd - Sherry Mathis, actress (Search for Tomorrow)
Feb 2nd - Tom Tripplehorn, rocker (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
Feb 2nd - Brent Spiner, Houston, Texas, American actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation)
Feb 2nd - Francisco Maturana, Colombian football manager
Feb 3rd - Oscar Benton, Dutch blues vocalist/guitarist (Ze is Zoals Jij)
Feb 3rd - Arthur Kane, American musician
Feb 3rd - Hennie Kuiper, Dutch cyclist
Feb 4th - Michael Beck, Memphis Tn, actor (Hans Helms-Holocaust)
Feb 5th - David Sullivan, English softporno/newspaper publisher (Sunday Sport)
Feb 5th - Maidarjabyn Ganzorig, Mongolia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 39 backup)
Feb 5th - Nigel Olsson, rock guitarist/drummer (Elton John Band)
Feb 6th - Frank Rich, US politician (?)
Feb 6th - Manuel Orantes, tennis champ (US Open-1975)
Feb 6th - Richie Zisk, baseball player
Feb 7th - Alan Lancaster, bassist (Status Quo-Down Down, On the Level)
Feb 7th - Sunil Wettimuny, cricket (Sri Lanka open batsman 1975-79 World Cups)
Feb 7th - Paulo César Carpegiani, Brazilian footballer and coach
Feb 8th - Brooke Adams, NYC, actress (Cynthia-OK Crackerby, Body Snatchers)
Feb 8th - Julia Barr, Ft Wayne Ind, actress (Brooke-All My Children)
Feb 8th - Scott Allen, USA, skater (Olympic-bronze-1964)
Feb 9th - Bernard Gallacher, British golfer
Feb 9th - Janet Issaca Ashford, writer
Feb 9th - Judith Light, Trenton NJ, (Angela-Who's the Boss, 1 Life to Live)
Feb 10th - Joe Lavender, NFLer
Feb 10th - Maxime Le Forestier, French singer
Feb 10th - Harold Sylvester, American actor
Feb 11th - Charlie Hargrett, rock guitarist (Blackfoot)
Feb 12th - Gundappa Viswanath, cricketer (prolific Indian batsman of 70s)
Feb 12th - Len Randle, baseball player (NY Mets)
Feb 12th - Stanley Knight, country artist (Black Oak Arkansas-High on the Hog)
Feb 14th - Ewa Aulin, Stockholm Sweden, actress (Candy, Fiorina LeVacca)
Feb 14th - Jimmy Randell, rocker
Feb 14th - Richard E Neal, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
Feb 15th - Christopher Rouse, composer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 16 of 16

Jan 18th - South African Rev Andries P Treurnicht marries Engela Dreyer
Politician, statesman Henry KissingerPolitician, statesman Henry Kissinger (Feb 6th) Feb 6th - Diplomat Henry Kissinger (25) weds Ann Fleisher (23) in Washington Heights, Manhattan
Mar 11th - CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (30) weds actress Buff Cobb (21) in Cook County, Illinois
Jun 1st - Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz wed for the second time
Jun 12th - Religious leader Jim Jones (18) weds nurse Marceline Baldwin
Jul 13th - Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Jones (30) weds "Rebecca" film producer David O. Selznick (47) in Beverly Hills, California
Aug 9th - Film and stage actor James Stewart (41) weds former model Gloria Hatrick McLean (31)
Aug 11th - Molecular biologist Francis Crick (33) weds artist Odile Speed (29)
Actress Angela LansburyActress Angela Lansbury (Aug 12th) Aug 12th - Multi-Tony award-winning actress Angela Lansbury (23) weds actor and producer Peter Shaw (31) at St. Columba's Presbyterian Church of Scotland in London, England
Sep 15th - Figure skater and actress Sonja Henie (36) weds Winthrop Gardner Jr
Sep 29th - George Lascelles marries Maria Stein
Oct 1st - Television host and comedian Johnny Carson (23) weds Joan Morrill Wolcott (23) at the North Platte Episcopalian Church
Oct 20th - Constitutional lawyer Phyllis Schlafly (25) weds attorney John Fred Schlafly, Jr.
Dec 20th - "Gone with the Wind" actor Clark Gable (48) weds socialite Sylvia Ashley (45)
Dec 24th - Linguist Noam Chomsky (21) weds Carol Doris Schatz (19)
Linguist & Author Noam ChomskyLinguist & Author Noam Chomsky (Dec 24th) Dec 25th - British born actor "Notorious" Cary Grant (45) weds actress Betsy Drake (26)

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

Actor Burgess MeredithActor Burgess Meredith (Jun 8th) Jun 8th - Actor Burgess Meredith (41) divorces actress Paulette Goddard (39) after 5 years of marriage
Sep 7th - Actress Janet Leigh (22) divorces Stanley Reames after 4 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 130

Jan 1st - Malcolm Campbell, English cyclist (world speed-record), dies at 63
Jan 9th - Amilcare Zanella, composer, dies at 75
Jan 10th - Erich von Drygalski, German geographer, geophysicist, and polar scientist (b. 1865)
Jan 14th - Joaquín Turina, Spanish pianist/conductor/composer (Rima), dies at 66
Jan 15th - Black Dahlia, murder victim found in LA (basis of the movie)
Jan 15th - Pompeo Aloisi, Italian baron/diplomat/senator, dies at 63
Jan 20th - Josephus T J Cuypers, architect (Amsterdam Stock Exchange), dies at 87
Jan 22nd - William Thomas Walsh, American author (b. 1891)
Jan 25th - Emil Axman, composer, dies at 61
Jan 25th - Makino Nobuaki, Japanese statesman (b. 1861)
Director Victor FlemingDirector Victor Fleming (Jan 26th) Jan 26th - Victor Fleming, director (Wizard of Oz, Gone With Wind), dies at 65
Jan 27th - Boris Asafiev, composer, dies at 64
Jan 28th - Gustaf Lazarus Nordqvist, composer, dies at 62
Jan 31st - Henri de Vries, [Hendricus Walterop], actor (Cleopatra), dies at 84
Feb 1st - Herbert Stothart, composer, dies at 63
Feb 5th - Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa, composer, dies at 50
Feb 8th - Franco Leoni, composer, dies at 81
Feb 8th - Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin, composer, dies at 54
Feb 9th - Poul Julius Ouscher Schierbeck, composer, dies at 60
Feb 12th - Hassan al Banna, Egyptian founder of the Muslim Brotherhood (b. 1906)
Feb 14th - Yusuf Salman Yusuf, Iraqi-Assyrian communist leader (b. 1901)
Feb 18th - Niceto A Zamora y Torres, premier of Spain (1931-36), dies at 71
Feb 19th - Auguste Jean Maria Charles Serieyx, composer, dies at 83
Feb 21st - Ernest Walker, composer, dies at 78
Feb 22nd - Russell Porter, actor (Betsy, Hanna's War, British Empire), dies
Feb 28th - Stanley Robert Marchant, composer, dies at 65
Mar 7th - Francis Dodd, English artist (b. 1874)
Mar 10th - James Rector, American athlete (b. 1884)
Mar 11th - Juan Lamonte de Grignon, composer, dies at 76
Mar 12th - Maria "Beppie" Bakker, Dutch actress/wife of Piet Vink Sr, dies at 95
Mar 13th - Henri Giraud, French general (b. 1879)
Mar 14th - John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (b. 1873)
Mar 17th - Felix Bressart, actor (Escape, Ninotchka, Iceland), dies at 54
Mar 17th - Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (b. 1882)
Mar 25th - Hanns A Rauter, German SS-commandant in Netherland, executed at 54
Mar 28th - Grigoras Dinicu, composer, dies at 59
Mar 30th - Dattaram Dharmaji Hindlekar, cricketer (4 Tests for India), dies
Mar 30th - Friedrich C R Bergius, chemist (brown coal, Nobel 1931), dies at 64
Apr 3rd - Basil Harwood, composer, dies at 89
Apr 6th - Stanley Christopherson, cricketer (1884, MCC Pres during WWII), dies
Apr 13th - C V France, dies at 80
Apr 14th - Joseph A Cushman, US paleontologist, dies at 68
Apr 15th - Wallace Beery, US actor (The Champ), dies at 64
Apr 16th - Sutan Ibrahim gelor Datuk Tan Malaka, Indon communist, executed at 54
Apr 18th - Leonard Bloomfield, linguist/philosopher, dies
Apr 18th - Will Hay, English comedian and actor (b. 1888)
Apr 19th - Ulrich Salchow, Swedish figure skater (b. 1877)
Apr 28th - Aurora Quezon, First Lady of the Philippines (shot) (b. 1888)
May 6th - A L Ochse, cricketer (10 wickets in 3 Tests for S Afr 1927-29), dies
Author and Nobel Laureate Maurice MaeterlinckAuthor and Nobel Laureate Maurice Maeterlinck (May 6th) May 6th - Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian philosopher (Nobel 1911), dies at 86
May 9th - Louis II, Prince of Monaco, dies
May 11th - Adrianus PHA de Kleyn, throat/nose/otologist (ear doctor), dies at 65
May 16th - William Newzam Prior Nicholson, painter/engraver, dies
May 18th - James T Adams, US historian (Pulitzer 1921)
May 20th - Randolph West, American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (b. 1890)
May 21st - Klaus Mann, German writer, dies at 42
May 22nd - Hans Erich Pfitzner, Russian/German composer, dies at 80
May 22nd - Klaus H T Mann, German/US writer (Turning Point), dies
May 24th - Aleksey Shchusev, Russian architect (b. 1873)
May 25th - Simon H Spoor, intelligence officer/general (WW II), dies at 47
May 27th - Ropert L Ripley, cartoonist (Believe It or Not), dies at 55 in NY
Jun 2nd - Dynam-Victor Fumet, composer, dies at 82
Jun 2nd - Ernest Ford, composer, dies at 91
Jun 3rd - Amedos Peter Giannine, founder of Bank of America dies at 79
Jun 10th - Sigrid Undset, Norwegian writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)
Jun 11th - Koci Xoxe, Albanian vice-premier, executed
Jun 11th - Oton Zupanic, Slavs poet (Zimzelen pod snegom), dies at 71
Jun 19th - Syed Zafarul Hasan, Prominent Muslim philosopher (b. 1885)
Jun 25th - Buck Freeman, baseball player (b. 1871)
Jun 26th - Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (b. 1876)
Jun 29th - Walter Giffen, cricketer (brother of George, 3 Tests), dies
Jul 1st - Louis Davids, [Simon David], cabaret artist, dies at 65
Jul 2nd - Georgi Dimitrov, Bulgaria premier (1946-49), dies at 67
Jul 7th - Bunk Johnson, American musician (b. 1879 or 1889)
Jul 8th - Antun Sa'ada, Syrian rightwing politician, executed in Lebanon
Jul 8th - Riccadro Pick-Mangiagalli, composer, dies at 66
Jul 9th - Fritz Bennicke Hart, composer, dies at 75
Jul 12th - Douglas Hyde, first President of Ireland (b. 1860)
Jul 14th - Frank Hearne, cricketer (2 Tests for England, 4 Tests for S Afr), dies
Jul 16th - Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian poet (b. 1866)
Jul 18th - Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer (b. 1870)
Aug 9th - Harry Davenport, actor (Cowboy & Lady, Enchanted Forest), dies at 83
Aug 9th - Edward Thorndike, American psychologist (father of modern educational psychology), dies at 74
Aug 11th - Karl Weigl, composer, dies at 68
Aug 14th - Husni al-Barazi, premier of Syria, shot to death
Aug 14th - Husni el-Zaim, president/dictator of Syria, shot to death
Author Margaret MitchellAuthor Margaret Mitchell (Aug 16th) Aug 16th - Margaret Mitchell, US writer (Gone With the Wind), dies at 48
Aug 17th - Gregorio Perfecto, Filipino jurist & politician (b. 1891)
Aug 18th - Paul J Mares, US jazz trumpetist/composer (Tin Roof Blues), dies at 49
Aug 21st - Gerhard von Keussler, composer, dies at 75
Aug 26th - Nico van Suchtelen, publisher, dies at 70
Aug 27th - Arthur Chesney, actor (Lodger, Chelsea Life), dies at 67
Aug 30th - Arthur Fielder, England cricket fast bowler (6 Tests 1903-08), dies
Aug 31st - Andre Debierne, French chemist/physicist (actinium), dies
Aug 31st - Paul Hoffer, composer, dies at 53
Sep 7th - José Clemente Orozco, Mexican painter (b. 1883)
Sep 8th - Richard Strauss, German composer (Also sprach Zarathustra), dies at 85
Sep 11th - Henri Rabaud, French composer/conductor (L'ete), dies at 75
Zoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate August KroghZoophysiologist and Nobel Laureate August Krogh (Sep 13th) Sep 13th - August Krogh, Danish zoophysiologist, dies at 75
Sep 18th - Frank Morgan, actor (Wizard of Oz), dies at 59

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