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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 497

Jan 1st - Dutch government raises all wages 5%, minimally fl. 5 per week
Jan 1st - Ho Chi Minh begins offensive against French troops in Indo China
Jan 1st - The state of Ajaigarh is ceded to the Government of India.
Jan 5th - Carson McCuller's "Member of the Wedding," premieres in NYC
Jan 6th - "Happy as Larry" opens at Coronet Theater NYC for 3 performances
Jan 6th - Britain recognizes Communist government of China
Jan 7th - "Happy as Larry" closes at Coronet Theater NYC after 3 performances
Jan 7th - Hank Snow's 1st appearance on "Grand Ole Opry"
Jan 7th - Mental health wing of Mercy Hospital burns, kills 41 (Davenport Ia)
Jan 12th - Swedish tanker rams British submarine Truculent in Thames, 64 die
Jan 12th - USSR re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage & sabotage
Vietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi MinhVietnamese Communist Revolutionary Ho Chi Minh Jan 14th - "As the Girls Go" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 420 perfs
Jan 14th - US recalls all consular officials from China
Jan 15th - 4,000 attend National Emergency Civil Rights Conference in Wash DC
Jan 16th - Belgium, Luxembourg & Netherlands recognize Israel
Jan 17th - "Alive & Kicking" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 46 perfs
Jan 17th - The Great Brinks Robbery - 11 men rob $1.2M cash & $1.5M securities from armored car company Brink's offices in Boston, Massachusetts
Jan 18th - Christopher Fry's "Venus Observed," premieres in London
Jan 18th - Indians pitcher Bob Feller, after 15-14 season, takes $20,000 salary cut to $45,000, pay cut is Feller's own suggestion
Jan 19th - Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane
Jan 20th - "Dance Me a Song" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 35 performances
Jan 20th - Suriname becomes independent part in Realm of Netherlands
Jan 21st - "Lend an Ear" closes at National Theater NYC after 460 performances
Jan 21st - NY jury finds former State Dept official Alger Hiss guilty of perjury
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. EliotPoet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot Jan 21st - T. S. Eliot's "Cocktail Party," premieres in NYC
Jan 22nd - Polly Riley wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
Jan 23rd - 3rd edition of Joseph Kane's Famous 1st Facts published
Jan 23rd - AP picks "Miracle Braves" of 1914 as greatest sports upset
Jan 23rd - Israeli Knesset resolves Jerusalem is capital of Israel
Jan 23rd - NFL rule changes open way for 2-platoon system (offense & defense)
Jan 23rd - Rebel army of cap Raymond Westerner occupies Bandung
Jan 24th - Jackie Robinson signs highest contract ($35,000) in Dodger history
Baseball Player Jackie RobinsonBaseball Player Jackie Robinson Jan 25th - 73°F (23°C) highest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in January
Jan 26th - India becomes a republic, ceasing to be a British dominion
Jan 27th - 2nd Emmy Awards: Ed Wynn Show & Texaco Star Theater win
Jan 28th - Preston Tucker, auto maker, found not guilty of mail fraud
Jan 30th - "Robert Montgomery Presents" dramatic anthology premieres on NBC TV
Jan 31st - President Harry Truman publicly announces development of H-bomb
Jan 31st - Pres Harry Truman OKs building of hydrogen bomb
Feb 1st - USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes
33rd US President Harry Truman33rd US President Harry Truman Feb 1st - Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland
Feb 2nd - "Arms & the Girl" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 134 performances
Feb 2nd - 1st broadcast of "What's My Line," on CBS-TV
Feb 3rd - Nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs arrested on spying charges
Feb 7th - Georges Bidault forms French government
Feb 7th - Sen Joe McCarthy finds "communists" in US Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Feb 7th - US & Great-Britain recognize Bao Dai Vietnamese regime
Feb 9th - Sen Joseph McCarthy charges State Dept infested with 205 communists
US Senator Joseph McCarthyUS Senator Joseph McCarthy Feb 11th - "Rag Mop" by The Ames Brothers hit #1
Feb 12th - Albert Einstein warns against hydrogen bomb
Feb 12th - Sen Joe McCarthy claims to have list of 205 communist government employees
Feb 14th - Moroney scores cricket twin centuries for Australia at Johannesburg
Feb 14th - USSR & China sign peace treaty
Feb 15th - KENS TV channel 5 in San Antonio, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 15th - WM Inge's "Come Back, Little Sheba," premieres in NYC
Feb 15th - WSYR (now WSTM) TV channel 3 in Syracuse, NY (NBC) begins broadcasting
Animator Walt DisneyAnimator Walt Disney Feb 15th - Walt Disney's "Cinderella" released
Feb 16th - Longest-running prime-time game show, "What's My Line" begins on CBS
Feb 16th - Writers fail to elect anyone to Baseball's Hall of Fame
Feb 17th - 31 die in a train crash in Rockville Center NY
Feb 18th - "Dance Me a Song" closes at Royale Theater NYC after 35 performances
Feb 20th - Dylan Thomas arrives in NYC for his 1st US poetry reading tour
Feb 20th - WOL-AM in Washington DC swaps calls with WWDC
Feb 21st - WOI TV channel 5 in Ames-Des Moines, IA (ABC/PBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 22nd - Brockway & Weinstock publish "Men of Music" (rev ed)
Feb 24th - Labour wins British parliamentary election
Actor & Director Mel BrooksActor & Director Mel Brooks Feb 25th - "Your Show of Shows" with Sid Caesar & Imogene Coca premieres on NBC Writers include Mel Brooks, Neil Simon & Woody Allen
Feb 26th - Leonard Bernstein's "Age of Anxiety," premieres in NYC
Feb 27th - General Chiang Kai-shek elected president of Nationalist China
Feb 28th - "Alive & Kicking" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 46 perfs
Mar 1st - Chiang Kai-shek resumed the presidency of National China on Formosa
Mar 1st - Klaus Fuchs sentenced to 14 years for atomic espionage (London)
Mar 1st - USSR issues golden rubles
Mar 3rd - 3 months as National-American Football League takes back NFL name
Mar 6th - Silly Putty invented
Mar 7th - Ice Pairs Championship at London won by K Kennedy & P Kennedy (USA)
Mar 7th - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in London won by Alena Vrzanova CZE
Mar 7th - Men Figure Skating Championship in London won by Richard Button (USA)
Mar 8th - 1st woman medical officer assigned to naval vessel (BR Walters)
Bank Robber Willie SuttonBank Robber Willie Sutton Mar 9th - Willie Sutton robs Manufacturers Bank of $64,000 in NYC
Mar 12th - Belgium votes (58%) for return of King Leopold III
Mar 12th - Pope Pius XII encyclical "On combating atheistic propaganda"
Mar 13th - General Motors reports net earnings of $656,434,232 (record)
Mar 14th - FBI's "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" program begins
Mar 15th - Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Consul" opens at Barrymore Theater NYC for 269 performances
Mar 15th - NYC hires Dr Wallace E Howell as its official "rainmaker"
Mar 16th - 1st annual National Book Awards
Mar 17th - Belgian government of Eyskens resigns
Mar 17th - Element 98 (Californium) announced
Mar 18th - "Touch & Go" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 176 performances
Mar 18th - CCNY beats Bradley 69-61 for the NIT championship
Mar 19th - 5th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
Mar 19th - City College of NY defeats Bradley to win the NIT
Mar 23rd - "Great to Be Alive" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 52 perfs
Mar 23rd - 22rd Academy Awards - "All King's Men," Crawford & De Havilland win
Mar 23rd - Sophocles Venizelos forms liberal Greeks government
Mar 23rd - UN World Meteorological Org established
Mar 24th - Gracie de Moss wins LPGA Pro-Ladies Golf Championship
Mar 24th - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Yvonne C Sherman
Mar 24th - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 720

Jan 1st - Morgan Fisher, rock keyboardist (British Lions)
Jan 1st - Svetlana Georgievna Beregovkina, Russia, cosmonaut
Jan 1st - Yevgeni Vladimirovich Saley, cosmonaut
Jan 2nd - David Shifrin, American classical clarinetist
Jan 3rd - Victoria Principal, Fukuoka Japan, actress (Earthquake, Pamela-Dallas)
Jan 3rd - Beth Anderson, composer
Jan 5th - Chris Stein, rock guitarist and co-founder of Blondie (Heart of Glass, Call Me) born in Brooklyn, New York
Jan 5th - Ioan Petru Culianu, Romanian-born professor (d. 1991)
Jan 5th - John Manley, Canadian politician
Jan 5th - Charlie Richmond, Canadian entrepreneur
Jan 6th - Louis Freeh, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Jan 7th - Erin Gray, Honolulu Hawaii, actress (Silver Spoons, Buck Rogers)
Jan 7th - Ross Grimsley, American baseball player
Jan 7th - Johnny Lever, Indian actor
Jan 9th - David Johansen, [Buster Poindexter], NY, singer (Hot! Hot! Hot!)
Jan 9th - Rio Reiser, rock singer
Jan 10th - Cyril Neville, rocker (Neville Brothers)
Jan 12th - Bob McEwen, (Rep-R-OH, 1981- )
Jan 12th - Marilyn R Smith, microbiologist
Jan 12th - Sheila Jackson Lee, American politician
Jan 12th - Göran Lindblad, Swedish politician
Jan 12th - Dorrit Moussaieff, First Lady of Iceland
Jan 12th - Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (d. 1992)
Jan 13th - Bob Forsch, American baseball player
Jan 13th - John McNaughton, American film director
Jan 15th - David Lynn Jones, Bexar Ark, country singer (Bonnie Jean)
Jan 15th - Marius Trésor, French footballer
Jan 16th - Debbie Allen, Houston Texas, dancer/actress (3 Girls 3, Lydia-Fame)
Jan 16th - Jesse Dizon, Oceanside CA
Jan 16th - Brian Castro, Australian author
Jan 16th - Damo Suzuki, Japanese singer (Can)
Jan 17th - Luis López Nieves, Latin American writer
Jan 18th - Claudia de Colombia, Bogato Columbia, spanish singer (Yo Creo En Ti)
Jan 18th - Gilles Villeneuve, Canadian auto racer
Jan 18th - John Hughes, director (Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Weird Science)
Jan 19th - Sébastien Dhavernas, Quebec actor
Jan 19th - Grant Nordman, Canadian politician
Jan 20th - Henk Batenburgh, cabaret performer/singer (Waaldrecht)
Jan 20th - Liza Goddard, British actress
Jan 20th - Edward Hirsch. American poet
Jan 20th - Chuck Lefley, Canadian ice hockey player
Jan 20th - Mahamane Ousmane, President of Niger
Jan 21st - Billy Ocean, [Leslie S Charles], Trinidad, singer (Caribbean Queen)
Jan 21st - Joseph R Tanner, Danville Ill, astronaut (STS 66, 82, sk: 97)
Jan 21st - Richie Ranno, rocker
Jan 23rd - Bill Cunningham, Memphis, Tennessee, American original bass guitarist/keyboardist (Box Tops)
Jan 23rd - Danny Federici, rocker (E Street Band)
Jan 23rd - Richard Dean Anderson, Minneapolis, actor (MacGyver, Emerald Pt NAS)
Jan 23rd - Richard Gilliland, Fort Worth Tx, actor (Jonesy-Waltons, Tom-Heartland)
Jan 23rd - John Greaves, English musician (Henry Cow, National Health)
Jan 23rd - Luis Alberto Spinetta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, rock musician (Almendra, Pescado Rabioso, Invisible), (d. 2012)
Jan 24th - Daniel Auteuil, Algeria, actor (Elegant Criminal, Manon of Spring)
Jan 24th - Benjamin Urrutia, Ecuadorian-born American writer
Jan 25th - Gloria Naylor, US author (Women of Brewster Place)
Jan 25th - Michael Cotton, rocker (Tubes)
Jan 26th - Jorg Haider, Austrian polical leader (Austrian Freedom Pary)
Jan 26th - Janet Lupo, American model
Jan 27th - Amos Grunebaum, Israeli-born physician
Jan 27th - Derek Acorah, English spirit medium
Jan 28th - Barbi Benton, [Klein], California, Playboy model (Hee Haw, Sugar Time!)
Jan 28th - David Carl Hilmers, Iowa, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 51-J, 26, 36, 42)
Jan 28th - Glyn Ford, British MEP
Jan 28th - Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah, King of Bahrain
Jan 28th - Bob Hay, American songwriter and musician
Jan 29th - Ann Jillian, Cambridge Massachusetts, actress (Mr Mom, Jennifer Slept Here)
Jan 29th - Jody Schecter, South African auto maker (World Driver's 1979)
Jan 30th - Bruce Howard Lidington, actor (Sword of Valiant, Mosses)
Jan 30th - Silvia Bertolaccini, LPGA golfer
Jan 30th - Trinidad Silva, American actor (d. 1988)
Feb 1st - Mike Campbell, American guitarist and producer
Feb 2nd - Barbara Sukowa, Germany, actress (Zentropia, Sicilian, Voyager, Lola)
Feb 2nd - Osamu Kido, wrestler (NJPW/UWF)
Feb 3rd - Michael Dickinson, British(?) reorganizer
Feb 3rd - Morgan Fairchild, [Patsy McClenny], Dallas Tx, actress (Falcon Crest)
Feb 4th - James Dunn, US vocalist (Stylistics-You make me feel Brand New)
Feb 4th - Pamela Franklin, Tokyo Japan, actress (Satan's School for Girls)
Feb 4th - Philip Ehart, rock drummer (Kansas)
Feb 4th - Robert-John Stips, rock keyboardist/singer (The Nits)
Feb 5th - Ann Sexton, US vocalist (You're Gone too Long)
Feb 6th - Mike Batt, composer/arranger
Feb 6th - Natalie Cole, Los Angeles California, vocalist (Pink Cadillac, Miss You Like Crazy)
Feb 6th - Punky Meadows, Washington DC, rock guitarist (Angel)
Feb 6th - Rich Glover, NFLer
Feb 7th - Burt Hooton, baseball player
Feb 7th - Dan Quisenberry, baseball pitcher (KC Royals)
Feb 7th - Marilyn Cochran, Burlington Vt, skier (Olympics-1972)
Feb 8th - Jose Armando Lopez-Falcon, Cuba, cosmonaut
Feb 8th - Michael Goodroe, rock bassist (Motels-Only the Lonely)
Feb 8th - Ted Turner, rocker (Wishbone Ash)
Feb 8th - Cristina Ferrare, American former supermodel and actress
Feb 9th - Andrew N Meltzoff, developmental psychologist
Feb 9th - Lloyd Weldon Keasor, Pumphrey Md, wrestler (Olympic-silver-1976)
Feb 9th - Terry Hawkins, theatre administrator
Feb 9th - Richard F. Colburn, American politician
Feb 10th - Gail Rebuck, CEO (Random House)
Feb 10th - Mark Spitz, Modesto California, swimmer (Oly-9 gold/silver/bronze-68, 72)
Feb 11th - Clarence Ellis, NFLer
Feb 11th - Earnest Jim Istook, (Rep-R-Oklahoma)
Feb 11th - Johanna E "Joke" Beerens, actress (Schipper Next to God)
Feb 11th - Rochelle Fleming, US soul vocalist (First Choice, Smarty Pants)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 16 of 16

Natural History filmmaker and TV personality David AttenboroughNatural History filmmaker and TV personality David Attenborough (Feb 17th) Feb 17th - Natural history broadcaster David Attenborough (24) weds Jane Elizabeth Ebsworth Oriel
Mar 24th - Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) weds Roberto Rossellini
Apr 14th - Baseball manager Tom Lasorda (22) weds Joan Miller
Apr 28th - King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand marries Mon Rajawongse Sirikit at Sra Pathum Palace after a quiet engagement in Lausanne, Switzerland July 19, 1949.
May 6th - Elizabeth Taylor (18) marries for the 1st time to hotel heir Conrad "Nicky" Hilton (23)
May 7th - Actor Jack Lemmon (25) weds tv actress Cynthia Stone (24)
Jun 14th - American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 2nd wife Kleo Apostolides
Jun 17th - US Attorney General robert kennedy (24) weds Ethel Kennedy (25) at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut
Actress Bette DavisActress Bette Davis (Jul 3rd) Jul 3rd - Actress Bette Davis (42) divorces artist William Grant Sherry after more than 4 years of marriage
Jul 28th - Actress Bette Davis (42) weds actor Gary Merrill (34) in Mexico
Aug 17th - Short story writer Dorothy Parker (57) weds screenwriter Alan Campbell (46)
Nov 17th - Writer Jack Kerouac (28) weds Joan Haverty
Dec 8th - NBA player Bob Cousy (22) weds his college sweetheart Missie Ritterbusch
Dec 25th - Dick Tracy marries Tess Truehart
Dec 28th - Author John Steinbeck (48) weds actress Elaine Anderson (36)
Dec 31st - Heavyweight boxing champ Rocky Marciano (27) weds Barbara Cousins in Brockton

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Actress Ingrid BergmanActress Ingrid Bergman (Mar 1st) Mar 1st - Actress Ingrid Bergman (34) divorces dentist Petter Aron Lindström after 12 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 147

Jan 2nd - Emil Jannings, actor (The Way of All Flesh), dies at 65
Jan 2nd - James Dooley, Premier of New South Wales (b. 1877)
Jan 6th - Isaiah Bowman, geographer/co-founder (Geographical Review), dies at 71
Jan 8th - George Rowe, cricketer (15 wckts in 4 Tests for S Af 1895-1902), dies
Jan 8th - Joseph A Schumpeter, Aus/US economist/Minister of Finance, dies at 66
Jan 8th - Joseph Issac Shneerson, Jewish Lubavitch Chabal leader, dies
Jan 11th - Karin Michaelis, writer, dies at 77
Jan 12th - Koos van de Griend, composer, dies at 44
Jan 15th - Gen Henry "Hap" Arnold, U.S. General of the Air Force (b. 1886)
Writer George OrwellWriter George Orwell (Jan 21st) Jan 21st - George Orwell, author (Animal Farm, 1984), dies in London at 46
Jan 22nd - Alan Hale, actor (Little John-Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 57
Jan 22nd - Corinne Luchaire, French actress (b. 1921)
Jan 24th - Bull Montana, actor (Son of Sheik), dies at 62
Jan 26th - Betsy van den Arend, Dutch [Betje], actress (Miss Hobbs), dies at 78
Jan 28th - Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician (b. 1883)
Jan 29th - Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1885)
Feb 2nd - Constantin Carathéodory, Greek mathematician (b. 1873)
Feb 3rd - Karl Seitz, president of Austria, dies at 80
Feb 6th - Georges Imbert, Alsatian chemist (b. 1884)
Feb 6th - Frank Speck, American Anthropologist (Algonquin Tribes and Eastern Woodland Native Americans) dies at 68
Feb 10th - Armen Tigran Tigranyan, composer, dies at 70
Feb 10th - Marcel Mauss, French sociologist (b. 1872)
Feb 13th - Rafael Sabatini, Italian author (b. 1875)
Feb 14th - Eduard Hermann, German linguist (Homer), dies at 80
Feb 14th - Karl G Jansky, Czech discoverer of cosmic radio sources, dies at 44
Feb 16th - David Denton, cricketer (England batsman in 11 Tests 1905-10), dies
Feb 18th - Voranc Prezikov, [Lovro Kuhar], Slavic author (Jamnica), dies at 56
Feb 19th - Edyth Walker, US singer, dies at 82
Feb 25th - George Minot, American physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1885)
Feb 26th - Harry Lauder (Maclennan), Scottish comic/singer, dies at about 75
Feb 27th - Ivan Goll, writer, dies at 58
Mar 2nd - M Joseph V d'Arbaud, French poet/author (Li cant palustre), dies at 76
Mar 4th - Adam Rainer, the only man in recorded human history ever to have been both a dwarf and a giant (b. 1899)
Mar 6th - Lew Lehr, comedian (Stop Me if I heard this One), dies at 54
Mar 6th - Albert Lebrun, President of France (b. 1871)
Mar 8th - Jaroslav Kocian, composer, dies at 67
Mar 10th - Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (b. 1902)
Mar 11th - Florence Arliss, actress (Disraeli), dies at 78
Mar 12th - L Heinrich Mann, German/US writer (Between the Races), dies at 78
Mar 19th - Edgar Rice Burroughs, sci-fi author (Tarzan of the Apes), dies at 74
Mar 20th - Walter Eucken, German economist, dies at 59
Mar 23rd - Douglas Carr, England cricket leg-spinner (Test 1909), dies
Mar 24th - James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (b. 1865)
Mar 28th - Georgine M "May" Basting, actress (Occupier), dies at 67
Mar 30th - Leon Blum, French premier (People's Front Government), dies at 77
Surgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. DrewSurgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. Drew (Apr 1st) Apr 1st - Charles R. Drew, surgeon/developer of blood bank concept, dies at 45
Apr 3rd - Adolf Wiklund, composer, dies at 70
Apr 3rd - Carter G Woodson, American historian (black studies), dies at 74
Apr 3rd - Kurt Julian Weill, German composer (Dreigroschenoper), dies at 50
Apr 7th - Walter Huston, dies at 66
Apr 8th - Albert Ehrenstein, Austria writer (Strum), dies at 63
Apr 8th - Vaslav Fromich Nijinsky, Ukrainian ballet dancer, dies in London
Apr 14th - Sri Ramana Maharshi, Indian philosopher (b. 1879)
Apr 19th - Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th baron Berners/composer, dies at 66
Apr 22nd - Charles H Houston, architect of NAACP legal campaign, dies at 54
Apr 26th - G. Murray Hulbert, American politician (b. 1881)
Apr 27th - Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski, composer, dies at 70
Apr 27th - Karl Straube, German organist/conductor, dies
May 6th - Agnes Smedley, writer, dies
May 8th - Franklin Dyall, dies at 76
May 8th - Vital Brazil, Brazilian physician (b. 1865)
May 9th - Esteban Terradas i Illa, Catalan mathematician, scientist, and engineer (b. 1883)
May 10th - John G Fletcher, US poet (Burning Mountain), dies
May 10th - Belle da Costa Greene, librarian, bibliographer, archivist (b. 1883)
May 17th - Eduardo Fabini, composer, dies at 67
May 24th - Archibald Wavell, British general (b. 1883)
May 26th - Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Bolshoi Theater), dies
Jun 2nd - Stanislas Bizot, French checker player (world champ 1925), dies at 70
Jun 4th - Sam Staples, cricket pace bowler (3 Tests 1927-28), dies
Jun 17th - Syed Wazir Ali, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies
Jun 20th - Claude Jennings, cricketer (Aust opening bat in 1912 Triangular), dies
Jun 22nd - Julio Fonseca, composer, dies at 65
Jun 27th - Milada Horakova, Czech advocate/anti fascist, hanged
Jun 28th - Henry Balfour Gardiner, composer, dies at 72
Jul 1st - Edward Faber Schneider, composer, dies at 77
Jul 1st - Eliel Saarinen, Fins/US architect (Chicago Trib building), dies at 76
Jul 1st - Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, Swiss musician (b. 1865)
Jul 5th - Kenneth Shadrick, Pvt from WV becomes 1st US fatality in Korean War
Jul 5th - Salvatore Giuliano, Sicilian bandit, shot by police
Jul 6th - Fats Navarro, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1923)
Jul 8th - Othmar Spann, Austrian economist/sociologist (Wahre State), dies at 71
Jul 11th - Timotei Popovici, composer, dies at 79
Jul 12th - Elsie de Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (b. 1865)
Jul 14th - Āpirana Ngata, a prominent Maori New Zealand politician and lawyer, dies at 76
Jul 17th - Evangeline Booth, the 4th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1865)
Jul 18th - Carl Clinton Van Doren, US literary (The Nation), dies at 64
Jul 21st - Albert Riemenschneider, composer, dies at 71
Jul 22nd - William LM King, premier of Canada (1921-30, 35-48), dies at 75
Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie KingPrime Minister of Canada Mackenzie King (Jul 22nd) Jul 22nd - Mackenzie King, 10th Prime Minister of Canada, dies of pneumonia at 75
Jul 29th - Joe Fry, British racing driver (b. 1915)
Aug 5th - Emil Abderhalden, Swiss physiologist/bio-chemistry, dies at 73
Aug 8th - Ernest F E Douwes Dekker, founder National-India Party, dies
Aug 8th - Nicolai Yakovlevich Miaskovsky, composer, dies at 69
Aug 8th - Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman (b. 1879)
Aug 18th - Julien Lahaut, chairman Belgian Communist Party, murdered
Aug 19th - Giovanni Giorgi, Italian physicist (b. 1871)
Aug 22nd - Kirk Bryan, American geologist (b. 1888)
Aug 24th - Ernst Wiechert, writer, dies at 63
Aug 25th - Earl Caddock, professional wrestler (b. 1888)
Aug 27th - Cesare Pavese, Italian writer (Fuoco Grande), dies at 41

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