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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 419

Jan 1st - Massive Chinese/North Korean assault on UN-lines
Jan 2nd - Philip Barry's "Second Threshold," premieres in NYC
Jan 3rd - 9 Jewish Kremlin physicians "exposed" as British/US agents
Jan 3rd - Fred Wilt wins AAU Sullivan Memorial Trophy (US athlete of 1950)
Jan 4th - During Korean conflict, Chinese forces capture Seoul
Jan 5th - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Ponte Vedra Beach Women's Golf Open
Jan 6th - "Pardon Our French" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 100 perfs
Jan 6th - Indianapolis beats Rochester 75-73 in NBA-record 6 overtimes
Jan 8th - Thought extinct since 1615, a Cahow is rediscovered in Bermuda
Jan 9th - Life After Tomorrow, 1st film to receive an "X" rating, premieres
Jan 9th - Washington Capitals NBA club folds
Jan 10th - 1st jet passenger trip made
Jan 10th - UN headquarters opens in Manhattan NY
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard CharlesBoxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles Jan 12th - Ezzard Charles TKOs Lee Oma in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
Jan 13th - German general F Christian freed early from Dutch prison
Jan 14th - NFL Pro Bowl: 1st since 1942, Americans beat Nationals 28-27
Jan 15th - "Cloud of Death" rolls down Mount Lamington, New Guinea kills 3-5,000
Jan 15th - Supreme Court rule "clear & present danger" of incitement to riot is not protected speech & can be a cause for arrest
Jan 16th - Viet Minh offensive against Hanoi
Jan 16th - World's largest gas pipeline opens (Brownsville Tx, to 134th St, NYC)
Jan 17th - China refuses ceases-fire in Korea
Jan 18th - 1st use of lie detector in Netherlands
Jan 18th - Hermann Flake sentenced to death due to "hate campaign against GDR"
Jan 18th - NFL rules tackles, guards & centers ineligible for forward pass
Jan 18th - NFL takes control of failing Baltimore Colts
Jan 21st - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Women's Golf Open
Jan 22nd - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Johncrowe Ransom
Jan 22nd - Fidel Castro ejected from a Winter League game after beaning batter
Jan 23rd - 3rd Emmy Awards: Alan Young Show, Alan Young & Gertrude Berg win
Jan 24th - Dutch government Drees-van Schaik resigns
Jan 25th - UN begins counter offensive in Korea
Jan 26th - Mel Ott & Jimmie Foxx elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Jan 27th - "Peter Pan" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 320 performances
Jan 27th - US begins 126 nuclear tests at Nevada Test Site
Jan 28th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Jan 28th - "La Vie Commence Demain," which depicted artificial insemination & is the 1st X-rated movie, opened in London
Jan 29th - "Where's Charley?" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 56 performances
Jan 29th - Baseball signs 6 year All-Star pact for TV-radio rights for $6 million
Jan 30th - Belgium refuses to allow communists to make speeches on radio
Feb 1st - -50°F (-46°C), Gavilan, New Mexico (state record)
Feb 1st - 1st X-ray moving picture process demonstrated
Feb 1st - 1st telecast of atomic explosion
Feb 1st - Alfred Krupp & 28 other German war criminals freed
Feb 1st - UN condemns People's Republic of China as aggressor in Korea
Feb 1st - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 2nd - -35°F (-37°C), Greensburg, Indiana (state record until 1994)
Feb 2nd - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 3rd - "Victor Borge Show," debuts on NBC TV
Feb 3rd - Dick Button wins US skating title for 6th time
Feb 3rd - Largest purse to date in horse racing, $144,323, won by Great Circle
Playwright Tennessee WilliamsPlaywright Tennessee Williams Feb 3rd - Tennessee Williams' "Rose Tattoo," premieres in NYC
Feb 4th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Sonya Klopfer
Feb 4th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Richard Button
Feb 6th - "Broker Special" train crashes in Woodbridge NJ, killing 84
Feb 6th - Radio commentator Paul Harvey arrested for trying to sneak into Argonne National Laboratory, a nuclear test site located 20 miles (32 km) west of Chicago
Feb 6th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site Argonne Atomic Lab (Ill), to demonstrate lax in security
Feb 9th - St Louis Browns sign pitcher Satchel Paige, 45
ABC Radio Broadcaster Paul HarveyABC Radio Broadcaster Paul Harvey Feb 10th - "John & Marsha" by Stan Freberg peaks at #21
Feb 11th - Kwame Nkrumah wins 1st parliamentary election on Gold coast (Ghana)
Feb 14th - Sugar Ray Robinson defeats Jake LaMotta & takes middleweight title
Feb 16th - NYC passes bill prohibiting racism in city-assisted housing
Feb 16th - SF City Hall dome fire
Feb 18th - 3 City College of NY basketball players admit to accepting bribes
Feb 18th - Nepal becomes a constitutional monarchy
Feb 18th - Netherlands Radio School forms
Feb 21st - SC House urges "Shoeless Joe" Jackson be reinstated
Feb 24th - "Bless You All" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 84 perfs
Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray RobinsonMiddle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson Feb 24th - Ice Pairs Championship at Milan won by Ria Baran & Paul Falk of GER
Feb 24th - Ladies Figure Skating Champion in Milan won by Jeanette Altwegg of GRB
Feb 24th - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Milan won by Richard Button USA
Feb 25th - "Michael Todd's Peep Show" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 278 perf
Feb 25th - 1st Pan American Games opens (Buenos Aires Argentina)
Feb 25th - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins Orlando Florida 2 Ball Golf Tournament
Feb 26th - Bread rationing in Czechoslovakia
Feb 27th - 22nd amendment ratified, limiting US Presidents to 2 terms
Feb 28th - French government of Pleven dissolves
Feb 28th - Senate committee reports of at least 2 major US crime syndicates
Mar 2nd - 1st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-94 at Boston
Mar 3rd - Bill Mikvy (Temple) scores NCAA basketball record 73 pts
Mar 6th - Belgium extends conscription to 24 months
Mar 7th - Ezzard Charles beats Jersey Joe Walcott in 15 for hw boxing title
Mar 7th - Lillian Hellman's "Autumn Garden" premieres in NYC
Mar 8th - Intl Table Tennis Federation bans Egypt (for refusing to play Israel)
Physicist Edward TellerPhysicist Edward Teller Mar 9th - Edward Teller and Stanislaw Ulam submit a classified paper at the Los Alamos lab, in which they proposed their revolutionary new design, staged implosion, for a practical megaton-range hydrogen bomb
Mar 10th - "Where's Charley?" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 56 perfs
Mar 10th - FBI director J. Edgar Hoover declines post of baseball commissioner
Mar 12th - Baseball Commish Happy Chandler loses fight (9-7) to stay in office
Mar 12th - Communist troops driven out of Seoul
Mar 13th - 2nd Dutch government of Drees forms
Mar 13th - Israel demands DM 6.2 billion compensation from Germany
First Director of the FBI J. Edgar HooverFirst Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover Mar 14th - During Korean War, US/UN forces recapture Seoul
Mar 14th - Earthquake at Euskirchen, Germany
Mar 15th - Persia nationalizes Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
Mar 17th - Government of Drees takes power
Mar 17th - Test Cricket debut of Brian Statham, England v NZ Christchurch
Mar 18th - Pat O'Sullivan wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
Mar 19th - Herman Wouk's "Caine Mutiny" published
Mar 20th - Indonesian army offensive against Darul Islam on Java
Mar 20th - Fujiyoshida, a city located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, in the center of the Japanese main island of Honshū is founded.
Mar 21st - 2,900,000 US soldiers in Korea

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 769

Jan 1st - Frans Kellendonk, author (Ruin, The Good for Nothing)
Jan 1st - Jaco Pastorius, rocker
Jan 1st - Ashfaq Hussain, Urdu poet
Jan 1st - Nana Patekar, Indian film and stage actor
Jan 1st - Hans-Joachim Stuck, German race car driver
Jan 2nd - Nadia Cassini, [Gianna Lou Muller], Woodstock NY, model (Oui)
Jan 2nd - Alexander Pogrebinsky, Russian painter
Jan 3rd - Frank Chikane, sec-gen of S Afr Council of Churches
Jan 3rd - Gary Nairn, Australian politician
Jan 4th - Barbara Ann Cochran, Claremont NH, slalom skier (Olympic-gold-1972)
Jan 4th - Peter Haycock, rock guitarist (All Along the Watchtower), (d. 2013)
Jan 5th - Steve Arnold, English footballer
Jan 6th - Kim Wilson, rocker (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
Jan 6th - Don Gullett, American baseball player
Jan 7th - Talgat Amangeldyyevich Musabayev, Russian mjr/cosmonaut (TM-19, TM-27)
Jan 7th - Mike Ward, Democratic Congressman for Kentucky & radio talk show host
Jan 8th - John McTiernan, Albany NY, actor (Predator, Die Hard, Medicine Man)
Jan 8th - Paul Dresher, composer
Jan 8th - Kenny Anthony, Saint Lucian politician
Jan 9th - Crystal Gayle, Ky, country singer (Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue)
Jan 10th - Kathleen Bradley, Youngstown Oh, model (Price is Right)
Jan 11th - Willie Maddren, English former footballer (d. 2000)
Jan 12th - Bill Madlock, 4X NL batting champ (Chicago Cubs)
Jan 12th - Chris Bell, Memphis Tn, rock guitarist (Big Star)
Jan 12th - Drew Pearson, former NFL all-pro receiver
Jan 12th - Kirstie Alley, Wichita Ks, actress (Star Trek II, Cheers-Rebecca)
Jan 12th - Larry Hoppens, rocker (Orleans-Still the One, Dance With Me)
Jan 12th - Rush Limbaugh, Girardeau Missouri, American right wing radio personality
Jan 12th - Ann Althouse, American law professor
Jan 14th - Gil Pak Jong, Korea PR, judo (Olympic-1976)
Jan 14th - William Risrook, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
Actress CharoActress Charo (Jan 15th) Jan 15th - Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist (Chico and the Man, Love Boat)
Jan 15th - Martha Davis, California, vocalist/guitar (Motels-Only the Lonely, Shame)
Jan 16th - Richard Thompson, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
Jan 17th - Rolando Thoeni, Italy, slalom (Olympic-bronze-1972)
Jan 18th - Bob Latchford, English footballer
Jan 18th - Bram Behr, Surinamese journalist (d. 1982)
Jan 20th - Magomed Omarovich Tolboyev, Russian cosmonaut
Jan 20th - Ivan Fischer, Hungarian conductor
Jan 22nd - Ondrej Nepela, Slovak figure skater (d. 1989)
Jan 23rd - Margaret Johnson Bailes, Bronx NY, 4X100 runner (Olympic-gold-1968)
Jan 23rd - Michael Matz, equestrian show jumper (Olympics-silver-96)
Jan 24th - Yakov Smirnoff, Russia, comedian (It's a wonderful country)
Jan 25th - Steve Prefontaine, Coos Bay Oregon, 5K (Olympics-4th-1972)
Jan 26th - Andy Hummell, Memphis Tn, rock bassist (Big Star)
Jan 26th - David Briggs, rock guitarist (Little River Band-Help is on it's Way)
Jan 26th - Jarmila Kratochvilova, Czech, 400m/800m runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
Jan 26th - Walt Willey, Ottawa Ill, actor (Jackson Montgomery-All My Children)
Jan 27th - Brian Downey, rock drummer (Thin Lizzy-Boys are Back in Town)
Jan 27th - Scott Lane, NYC, actor (Gary-McKeever & the Colonel)
Jan 27th - Seth Justman, Wash DC, rock keyboardist (J Geils Band-Centerfold)
Jan 28th - Gordon Prentice, British MP
Jan 28th - Leonid Konstantinovich Kadenyuk, Kkishkov Ukraine, astronaut (STS 87)
Jan 28th - William Nelson Jr, US bassist (Connections & Disconnections)
Jan 28th - Brian Bilbray, American politician
Jan 29th - Andy Roberts, cricketer (brilliant WI quickie with 202 wickets 74-84)
Jan 30th - Bobby Stokes, footballer
Jan 30th - Charles S Dutton, Balt Md, actor (Alien 3, Crocodile Dundee 2, Roc)
Jan 30th - Clifford Leon Anderson, rocker (Cure)
Jan 30th - Marv Ross, rocker (Quarterflash)
Jan 30th - Phil Collins, England, singer/drummer (Genesis-Against All Odds)
Jan 30th - Trevor Laughlin, cricketer (Australian all-rounder 1978-79)
Jan 31st - Harry Casey, [KC], rock vocalist (KC & Sunshine Band-Give It)
Jan 31st - Phil Manzanera, rock guitarist (Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together)
Jan 31st - Presiley Baxendale, British QC
Jan 31st - Dave Benton, Aruban-born singer
Feb 1st - Andrew Smith, British MP
Feb 2nd - Alphonso Johnson, jazz bassist
Feb 2nd - Kim Zimmer, Mich, actress (Guiding Light, Doctors, One Life to Live)
Feb 3rd - Felipe Munoz, Mexico, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1968)
Feb 3rd - Eugenijus Riabovas, Lithuanian football manager
Feb 4th - Patrick Bergin, Irish actor
Feb 4th - Dariush Eghbali, Iranian singer and musician
Feb 4th - Stan Papi, American baseball player
Feb 5th - Elizabeth Swados, Buffalo NY, composer/playwright (1972 TONY)
Feb 6th - Maria Christina, Belgian princess/daughter of Leopold III
Feb 6th - Marco Antônio, Brazilian footballer
Feb 6th - Margo [Margeret Catherine O'Donnell ], County Donegal Ireland, Irish singer
Feb 6th - Jacques Villeret, French film actor (d. 2005)
Feb 7th - Benny Ayala, baseball player
Feb 7th - Manfred Schumann, German FR, bobsled (Olympic-silver/bronze-1976)
Feb 8th - Camille LaPierre, NHLer
Feb 8th - Z'EV, American text/sound artist (born Stefan Weisser)
Feb 9th - Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas, saxophonist (Kool & Gang-Celebration)
Feb 9th - Jay Inslee, (Rep-D-Washington)
Feb 9th - Penny Peyser, Irvington NY, actress (Rich Man Poor Man, Knots Landing)
Feb 10th - Roxanne Pulitzer, Glendale California, author (Prize Pulitzer)
Feb 10th - Zeudi Araya, Asmara Ethiopia, Miss Ethiopia (1969)
Feb 10th - Robert Iger, American entertainment executive
Feb 12th - Gil "The Bird" Moore, rocker (Triumph)
Feb 12th - Steven Parent, Manson murder victim (d. 1969)
Feb 13th - David Naughton, Hartford Ct, actor (My Sister Sam, Separate Vacations)
Feb 13th - Greg Fulginiti, American mastering engineer
Feb 14th - Kevin Keegan, British soccer player/manager (Newcastle United)
Feb 14th - Michael Doucet, singer/musician (Beausoleil)
Feb 14th - JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater
Feb 15th - Jane Seymour, [Joyce Frankenberg], England, actress (Dr Quinn)
Feb 15th - Melissa Manchester, Bronx NY, vocalist (Don't Cry Out Loud)
Feb 16th - William Katt, Los Angeles, California, American actor (Greatest American Hero, Carrie)
Feb 18th - Isabel Preysler, Philippines-born Spanish socialite

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 15 of 15

Actor Burgess MeredithActor Burgess Meredith (Jan 8th) Jan 8th - Actor Burgess Meredith (43) weds ballerina Kaja Sundsten
Feb 10th - Shah of Persia marries 19 year old Soraja Esfandiara Bakhtiari
Feb 27th - Activist W.E.B. Du Bois (83) weds award-winning author Shirley Graham (54) in Queens, New York
Apr 10th - Industrialist Henry J. Kaiser (68) weds nurse Alyce Chester
Apr 18th - Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (28) weds Joyce Halverson
Jun 2nd - "The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (45) weds UNESCO delegate Howland H. Sargeant
Jun 4th - Actress Janet Leigh (23) weds actor Tony Curtis (26) in Greenwich, Connecticut
Musician Ray CharlesMusician Ray Charles (Jul 31st) Jul 31st - Musician Ray Charles (20) weds Eileen Williams in Georgia
Aug 1st - Actor Max Von Sydow (22) weds actress Christina Olin
Sep 15th - Actor Peter Sellers (26) weds actress Anne Howe n London, England
Nov 7th - Entertainer Frank Sinatra (34) marries 2nd wife film star Ava Gardner (26)
Nov 14th - Musician Louis Jordan (43) weds dancer Vicky Hayes
Dec 13th - Future British PM Margaret Roberts Thatcher marries Denis Thatcher
Dec 13th - British PM Margaret Thatcher (26) weds businessman Denis Thatcher (36) at Wesley's Chapel in City Road, London
Dec 23rd - MLB centerfielder Mickey Mantle (20) weds author Merlyn Mantle (19) in Commerce, Oklahoma

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 3 of 3

Actress Elizabeth TaylorActress Elizabeth Taylor (Jan 29th) Jan 29th - Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 1st divorce from hotel heir Conrad Hilton Jr
Sep 20th - Actor Jackie Coogan (36) divorces Ann McCormack after 5 years of marriage
Oct 29th - Singer/actor Frank Sinatra and 1st wife Nancy (Barbato) divorce due to infidelity after 12 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 176

Jan 2nd - Sir William Campion, Governor of Western Australia (b. 1870)
Jan 3rd - Fred Barlow, composer, dies at 69
Jan 5th - Andrei P Platonov, Russian author (Prok, Kotlovan), dies at 51
Jan 7th - Johanna C H "Nelly" Bodenheim, painter (Luilekkerland), dies at 76
Jan 7th - René Guénon, French-Egyptian author (b. 1886)
Jan 10th - Athos Palma, composer, dies at 59
Jan 10th - Harry Sinclair Lewis, US writer (Nobel 1930), dies at 65
Jan 10th - Sinclair Lewis, writer, dies at 65
Jan 10th - Yoshio Nishina, Japanese physicist (b. 1890)
Jan 18th - Robert Mark, US chairman (Caste World Congress), dies at 41
Jan 19th - Constantin Nottara, composer, dies at 60
Jan 22nd - Eastwood Lane, composer, dies at 71
Jan 22nd - Karl Nessler, inventor of the perm (b. 1872)
Jan 28th - Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, president of Finland (b.1867)
Jan 29th - James Bridie, [Osborne Henry Mavor], dramatist, dies
Jan 29th - Frank Tarrant, Australian cricketer (b. 1880)
Jan 30th - Ferdinand Porsche, German car inventor (Porsche), dies at 75
Feb 9th - Eddy Duchin, American musician (b. 1910)
Feb 10th - Joseph Bovet, composer, dies at 71
Feb 12th - Choudhary Rehmat Ali, Pakistani nationalist (b. 1897)
Feb 13th - Lloyd C. Douglas, American author (b. 1877)
Feb 16th - Henri Velge, 1st chairman (Belgian Council of State), dies at 65
Feb 17th - Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan, composer, dies at 94
Feb 18th - Piet A W Hopmans, bishop of Breda (Crusade), dies at 85
Writer André GideWriter André Gide (Feb 19th) Feb 19th - Andre Gide, French writer (Nobel 1947), dies of pneumonia at 81
Feb 20th - Howard Brockway, composer, dies at 80
Feb 21st - Anton Roemer, Dutch actor (Gay Death), dies at 63
Feb 27th - Henry Louis Smith, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph, dies at 91
Mar 6th - Ivor Novello, actor/writer (Lodger, Phantom Fiend), dies at 58
Mar 6th - Volodymyr Vynnychenko, Ukrainian politician and statesman (b. 1880)
Mar 7th - Ali Razmara, Shah of Iran (1950-51), assassinated
Mar 7th - Ivor Novello, British writer (Keep the Home Fires Burning), dies at 58
Mar 7th - Shah Ali Razmara, of Iran, assassinated
Mar 8th - Honeymoon Killers, dies in electric chair
Mar 8th - John Winter Thompson, composer, dies at 83
Mar 10th - Kijūrō Shidehara, Prime minister of Japan (b. 1872)
Mar 11th - Philippe of Isacker, Belgian minister, dies at 66
Mar 13th - Alfred Hugenberg, German RC pres-dir of Krupp/media magnate, dies
Mar 13th - James I Wedgwood, British theosophist/Catholic bishop, dies at 67
Mar 15th - John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-born astronomer (b. 1889)
Mar 20th - Jan Ingenhoven, composer, dies at 74
Mar 20th - Kathleen Lockhart Manning, composer, dies at 60
Mar 22nd - J Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (Mattheus Passion), dies at 79
Mar 25th - Edward Collins, Hall of Fame infielder (White Sox, A's), dies at 63
Mar 25th - Eddie Collins, American baseball player (b. 1887)
Mar 26th - James F. Hinkle, American politician, sixth Governor of New Mexico (d. 1864)
Mar 31st - Ralph Forbes, actor (Riptide, Shock, Shock), dies at 45
Apr 1st - Clement D'Hooghe, composer, dies at 51
Apr 2nd - Simon Barere, pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall
Apr 3rd - Johannes C Kielstra, Dut economist/gov (Suriname 1933-44), dies at 72
Apr 4th - Al Christie, Canadian film director and producer (b. 1881)
Apr 4th - George Albert Smith, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church) (b. 1870)
Apr 5th - Edward Rigby, dies at 72
Apr 6th - Halfdan Cleve, composer, dies at 71
Apr 9th - Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Hadji Aga), dies
Apr 9th - Vilhelm F K Bjerknes, Norwegian/US physicist/meteorology, dies at 89
Apr 12th - Harold Vincent Milligan, composer, dies at 62
Apr 16th - Emile Erens, Dutch hagiographer (Pastor of Ars), dies at 85
Apr 18th - António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (b. 1869)
Apr 20th - Ivanoe Bonomi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1873)
Apr 22nd - Stanley Ridges, actor (possessed, Sgt York, Mr Ace), dies at 59
Apr 22nd - Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist (b. 1870)
Apr 23rd - Charles G. Dawes, Vice President of the United States, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1865)
Apr 25th - Jerzy Fitelberg, composer, dies at 47
Apr 26th - John Alden Carpenter, US composer (Sea Drift), dies at 75
Apr 26th - Arnold Sommerfeld, German physicist (b. 1868)
Apr 27th - Philip Albert Myburgh Hands, cricketer (7 Tests for South Africa), dies
Apr 29th - Jules Verstraete, [Julien G de Graef], actor (Boefje), dies at 67
Apr 29th - Ludwig J J Wittgenstein, Austria/English philosopher, dies at 62
May 5th - Eddie Dunn, comedian (Face to Face, Spin the Picture), dies at 54
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo DiegelGolfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel (May 5th) May 5th - Leo Diegel, American golfer, dies of throat and lung cancer at 52
May 6th - Élie Cartan, French mathematician (b. 1869)
May 7th - Warner Baxter, dies at 62
May 9th - Marie Ault, dies at 80
May 12th - Oscar DePriest, (Rep-D-Ill), dies at 80
May 13th - Marianne [Goudeket-]Philips, author (Issue Beukennoot), dies at 65
May 17th - Karl Heinrich David, composer, dies at 66
May 25th - Paula von Preradović, Croatian-born writer (b. 1887)
May 26th - Lincoln Ellsworth, artic explorer, dies at 71
May 27th - Thomas Blamey, soldier, dies
May 29th - Dimitrios Levidis, composer, dies at 66
May 29th - Fanny Brice, Zeigfield Girl (Baby Snooks Show), dies at 59
May 29th - Josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer, dies at 91
May 29th - Robert Kahn, composer, dies at 85
May 30th - Hermann Broch, writer, dies at 64
Jun 1st - Rafael Altamira Crevea, Spanish lawyer/historian, dies at 85
Jun 2nd - Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher, dies at 83
Jun 2nd - John Erskine, US writer/poet/pianist (Venus Love Goddess), dies at 71
Jun 4th - Serge Koussevitsky, conductor/composer, dies at 76
Jun 6th - Lionel Hallam, cricketer (England capt 1921), dies
Jun 6th - Olive Tell, American actress (b. 1894)
Jun 7th - Bobel, Braune, Naumann, Ohlendorf, Pohl, Schallenmair & Otto Schmidt, Nazi war criminals, hanged
Jun 8th - Eugène Fiset, French Canadian military officer and politician (b. 1874)
Jun 11th - Montagu Odd, cricket bat-maker (W G Grace), dies
Jun 14th - Hendrik Baels, Belgian politician, dies at 73
Jun 17th - Carl Vogler, composer, dies at 77
Jun 19th - Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet (b. 1884)
Jun 21st - Charles Dillon Perrine, American astronomer (b. 1867)
Jun 23rd - Armin Knab, German composer (Wunderhorn), dies at 70
Jul 2nd - Earnest F Sauerbruch, German nazi/surgeon, dies at 75

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