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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 - 18 of 18

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
Apr 30th - Ice hockey goaltender Jacques Plante (20) weds Jacqueline Gagne in Quebec, Canada
Jun 1st - Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz wed for the second time
Jun 11th - NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle (23) weds artist Jane Coupe
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
Founder of the Peoples Temple cult Jim JonesFounder of the Peoples Temple cult Jim Jones (Jun 12th) 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)
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.
Actor Clark GableActor Clark Gable (Dec 20th) 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)
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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