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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 520

Jan 1st - Bhutan issues its 1st postage stamps
Jan 1st - WEAT (now WPEC) TV channel 12 in West Palm Beach, FL (CBS) begins
Jan 2nd - 1st "Bob Cummings Show" premieres on NBC (later on CBS)
Jan 2nd - Panamanian president Jose Antonio Remon is assassinated.
Jan 3rd - Jose Ramon Guizado becomes president of Panama
Jan 5th - KMSP TV channel 9 in Minneapolis-St Paul, MN (IND) 1st broadcast
Jan 7th - Marian Anderson becomes 1st black singer to perform at Met (NYC)
Jan 7th - WCIQ TV channel 7 in Mt Cheaha, AL (PBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 8th - Furman sets NCAA basketball single-game scoring record with 154 pt
Jan 8th - Georgia Tech ends Kentucky's 130-game home basketball win streak
Jan 8th - Louise Sugg wins LPGA LA Golf Open
Jan 8th - WUNC TV channel 4 in Chapel Hill, NC (PBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 14th - Heitor Villa-Lobos' 8th Symphony, premieres in Phila
Jan 15th - 1st official act of Princess Beatrice, launches tanker Vasum
Jan 15th - D Shostakovitch' "From Jewish Folk Poetry," premieres in Leningrad
Jan 15th - USSR ends state of war with German Federal Republic
Jan 16th - Jackie Pung wins LPGA Sea Island Golf Open
Jan 16th - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 26-19
Jan 17th - Submarine Nautilus begins 1st nuclear-powered test voyage
Jan 18th - Battle of Yijiangshan occurred.
Jan 19th - "Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS
Jan 19th - "Scrabble" debuts on board game market
Jan 19th - 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)
Jan 20th - 1st atomic sub, USS Nautilus, launched at Groton Conn
Jan 22nd - Norwegian government of Einar Gerhardsen forms
Jan 23rd - Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
Jan 23rd - KORK (now KVBC) TV channel 3 in Las Vegas, NV (NBC) 1st broadcast
Jan 25th - Jill Kinmont hits a tree & breaks her back in Snow Cup Ski Race
Jan 25th - Russia ends state of war with Germany
Jan 25th - US & Panama sign canal treaty
Jan 25th - Columbia U scientists develope an atomic clock accurate to within one second in 300 years
Jan 27th - "Plain & Fancy" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 476 perfs
Jan 29th - John Williams Cox buys Yankee Stadium, sells grounds to Knights of Columbus, later leaves structure to Rice University (1962)
Jan 31st - RCA demonstrates 1st music synthesizer
Feb 1st - HC Hansen appointed premier of Denmark
Feb 2nd - 1st presidential news conference on network TV-Eisenhower on ABC
Feb 8th - Malenkov resigns as USSR premier, Bulganin replaces him
Feb 8th - The Government of Sindh abolished Jagirdari system in the province. One million acres (4000 km²) of land thus acquired is to be distributed among the landless peasants.
Feb 9th - Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts crematory law
Feb 9th - US federations of trade unions merge into AFL/CIO
Feb 12th - McGuire Sisters' "Sincerely" single goes to #1 & stays #1 for 10 weeks
Feb 12th - Pres Eisenhower sends 1st US advisors to S Vietnam
Feb 12th - Soviets decides space center built in Baikonur, Kazachstan
Feb 12th - WTVY TV channel 4 in Dothan, AL (CBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 13th - Israel acquires 4 of 7 Dead Sea scrolls
Feb 13th - KRCG TV channel 13 in Jefferson City, MO (CBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 13th - Patty Berg wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
Feb 14th - WFLA (now WXFL) TV channel 8 in Tampa-St Petersburg, FL (NBC) begins
Feb 15th - 1st pilot plant to produce man-made diamonds announced
Feb 17th - Ice Dance Championship at Vienna Austria won by J Westwood/Demmy GRB
Feb 17th - Ice Pairs Championship at Vienna won by Frances Dafoe & Bowden of CAN
Feb 17th - KTVF TV channel 11 in Fairbanks, AK (CBS/ABC) begins broadcasting
Feb 17th - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Vienna won by Tenley Albright US
Feb 17th - Mike Souchak sets PGA 72-hole record of 257
Feb 18th - Baghdad Pact signed, making Turkey & Iraq a defense alliance
Feb 19th - South East Asia Collective Defense Treaty goes into effect
Feb 20th - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Serbin Golf Open
Feb 22nd - British aircraft carrier Ark Royal sets sail
Feb 23rd - Edgar Faure forms French government
Feb 24th - "Silk Stockings" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 461 performances
Feb 24th - Pact of Baghdad between Iraq & Turkey signed
Feb 26th - "Peter Pan" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 149 performances
Feb 26th - 1st aviator to bail out at supersonic speed-GF Smith
Feb 27th - Betty Jameson wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Open
Mar 1st - Israeli assault on Gaza, kills 48
Mar 1st - KFAR (now KATN) TV channel 2 in Fairbanks, AK (ABC/NBC) 1st broadcast
Mar 1st - Pakistan v India 5 Test Cricket series ends in a 0-0 draw
Mar 2nd - King Norodom Sihanukh of Cambodia succeeded by his father
Mar 2nd - William Inge's "Bus Stop," premieres in NYC
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley Mar 3rd - Elvis Presley made his 1st TV appearance
Mar 4th - 1st radio facsimile transmission sent across the continent
Mar 5th - Elvis Presley's 1st TV appearance on "Louisiana Hayride" show
Mar 5th - WBBJ TV channel 7 in Jackson, TN (ABC) begins broadcasting
Mar 6th - Dutch premiere of Samuel Becketts' "Waiting for Godot"
Mar 6th - Jackie Pung wins LPGA Jacksonville Golf Open
Mar 7th - 7th Emmy Awards: Make Room for Daddy, Danny Thomas & Loretta Young win
Mar 7th - Baseball Commish Ford Frick says he favors legalization of spitter
Mar 7th - Mary Martin as "Peter Pan" televised
Mar 13th - Bir BSD Mahendra succeeds Tribhubana as king of Nepal
Mar 13th - Patty Berg wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship
Mar 14th - Prince Mahemdra becomes king of Nepal
Mar 15th - Dutch 2nd Chamber requires TV licenses
Mar 15th - US Air Force unveils self-guided missile
Mar 15th - WLEX TV channel 18 in Lexington, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
Actress Mary MartinActress Mary Martin Mar 16th - Josephine Kroesen appointed as 1st Dutch female judge
Mar 16th - President Eisenhower upheld the use of atomic weapons in case of war
Mar 17th - Maurice "Rocket" Richard suspended, sparks 7 hour riot in Montreal
Mar 18th - I Hatojama recognized as premier of Japan
Mar 19th - 17th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: SF beats La Salle 77-63
Mar 20th - KXTV TV channel 10 in Sacramento, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
Mar 21st - Archbishop Makarios of Cyprus desires Cyprus joining Greece
Mar 21st - Brooklyn Bulletin ask Dodger fans not to call their team "Bums"
Mar 24th - 1st seagoing oil drill rig placed in service
Mar 24th - British Army patrols withdraw from Belfast after 20 years
Mar 24th - Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" opens for 694 performances
Mar 25th - E Germany granted full sovereignty by occupying power, USSR
Mar 25th - United States Customs seizes copies of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl" as obscene.
Mar 26th - "Ballad of Davy Crockett" becomes the #1 record in US
Mar 27th - 9th Tony Awards: Desperate Hours & Pajama Game win
Beat Poet Allen GinsbergBeat Poet Allen Ginsberg Mar 27th - Steve McQueen makes his network TV debut (Goodyear Playhouse)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 699

Jan 1st - Michael James Sullivan, Gary IN, PGA golfer (1980 Southern Open)
Jan 2nd - Tex Brashear, American voice actor
Jan 3rd - Cynthia Sykes, Coffeyville Ky, actress (Flamingo Road, St Elsewhere)
Jan 3rd - Palmolive, English musician (The Slits, The Raincoats)
Jan 4th - Kathy Forester, Lookout Mt Ga, country singer (Forester Sister-Men)
Jan 4th - Mark Hollis, English pop musician (Talk Talk, Dum Dum Girl)
Jan 6th - Rowan Atkinson, England, comedian/actor (Mr Bean, Blackadder)
Jan 7th - Sandra Bernhard, Arizona (Follow That Bird, King of Comedy)
Jan 8th - Mike Reno, Vancouver BC Canada, rock vocalist (Loverboy)
Jan 8th - Spiros Livathinos, Greek footballer
Jan 9th - Michiko Kakutani, American literary critic
Jan 9th - J. K. Simmons, American actor
Jan 10th - Luci Martin, rocker vocalist (Chic)
Jan 10th - Michael Schenker, heavy metal rocker (MSG-Coming on Strong, Scorpions)
Jan 12th - Patty Hayes, LPGA golfer
Jan 12th - Rockne S. O'Bannon, American screenwriter
Jan 13th - Fred White, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Shining Star, Easy Lover)
Jan 13th - Jay McInerney, author (Bright Lights, Big City)
Jan 13th - Titus M Mafolo, S Afr journalist/ANC-leader
Actor and Comedian Rowan AtkinsonActor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson (Jan 6th) Jan 13th - Trevor Rabin, rocker (Yes)
Jan 13th - Paul Kelly, Australian singer
Jan 15th - Enrico Mentana, Milan Italy, Italian newscaster (RAI)
Jan 16th - Jerry M Linenger, Mt Clemens Mich, PhD/Cmdr USN/astronaut (STS 81/84)
Jan 17th - Steve Earle, San Antonio Tx, country singer (Guitar Town)
Jan 18th - Johannes AM "Hans" van Tongeren, Dutch actor (Hunk)
Jan 18th - Kevin Costner, Los Angeles California, American actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham)
Jan 18th - Mable Fergerson, Los Angeles California, 4x400m runner (Olympic-silver-1972)
Jan 19th - Simon Rattle, England, orchestra conductor (Birmingham Symph Orch)
Jan 19th - Paul Rodriguez, Mexican-born actor and comedian
Jan 20th - Joe Doherty, Ireland, IRA activist (jailed in US)
Jan 20th - Wyatt Knight, American actor
Jan 20th - Hiromi Ōta, Japanese singer
Jan 21st - Peter Fleming, NJ, tennis player (US Open Doubles 1979, 81, 83)
Jan 21st - Jeff Koons, American artist
Actor Kevin CostnerActor Kevin Costner (Jan 18th) Jan 22nd - Thomas David Jones, Balt Md, PhD/Astronaut (STS 59, 68, 80, sk: 98)
Jan 22nd - Timothy R. Ferguson, American politician
Jan 22nd - John Wesley Shipp, Norfolk, Virginia, American actor (Dawson's Creek, One Life to Live)
Jan 23rd - Reginald Calloway, trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking)
Jan 23rd - Robin Zander, rocker vocalist/guitarist (Cheap Trick-Dream Police)
Jan 24th - James Montgomery, US 100m swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1976)
Jan 24th - Julian Holland, rocker (Squeeze)
Jan 26th - Lucia Mendez, Mexico, spanish singer (Lucia es Luna Moreno)
Jan 26th - Eddie Van Halen, Nijmegan Neth, rock guitarist (Van Halen-Jump, 1984)
Jan 27th - Richard Young, Glasgow Ky, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett)
Jan 27th - Brian Engblom, Canadian ice hockey player
Jan 27th - John G. Roberts, 17th Chief Justice of the United States
Jan 27th - Alexander Stuart, British author
Jan 27th - Koji Ushikubo, Japanese racing driver
Jan 28th - Nicolas Sarkozy, Paris, President of France (2007-)
President of France Nicolas SarkozyPresident of France Nicolas Sarkozy (Jan 28th) Jan 29th - John Tate, US, heavyweight boxer (Olympic-bronze-1968)
Jan 29th - Lynne McGranger, Australian actress
Jan 30th - Curtis Strange, Norfolk VA, PGA golfer (1989 US Open)
Jan 30th - Judith Tarr, US, sci-fi author (Isle of Glass, Ars Magica)
Jan 30th - Michael Thompson, guitarist (Afterburn, Fresh, Sahara, Gridlock'd)
Jan 31st - Virginia Ruzici, Romania, tennis star
Feb 1st - Kate Ashbrook, general secretary (Open Spaces Society)
Feb 1st - Virginia Elliot, three-day eventer
Feb 1st - Ernie Camacho, baseball player
Feb 2nd - Michael Talbott, Waverly Iowa, actor (Stan-Miami Vice)
Feb 3rd - Stephen Euin Cobb, American novelist
Feb 3rd - Kirsty Wark, British broadcast journalist
Feb 4th - Mikuláš Dzurinda, Slovak Prime minister
Feb 5th - Debra Jo Fondren, Los Angeles Cal, playmate of year (September, 1977)
Feb 5th - Mike Heath, baseball player
Feb 6th - Eric Money, NBAer
Feb 7th - Charlie Puleo, baseball player
Feb 7th - Rolf Benirschke, Boston, NFL place kicker/TV host (Wheel of Fortune)
Feb 7th - Mario Coutinho, Brazilian physician
Feb 8th - Ethan Phillips, actor (Neelix-Star Trek Voyager)
Feb 8th - Jim "the Anvil" Neidhart, wrestler (WWF/WCW/NJPW/CWFI/Calgary)
Writer John GrishamWriter John Grisham (Feb 8th) Feb 8th - John Grisham, writer (Client, Firm, Pelican Brief)
Feb 8th - Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
Feb 9th - Charles Shaughnessy, London, actor (Shane-Days of our Lives, Nanny)
Feb 9th - Jm J Bullock, Casper Wyoming, actor (Monroe-Too Close for Comfort)
Feb 10th - Greg Norman, Queensland, Australia, PGA golfer (1984 Kemper)
Feb 10th - Lusia Mae Harris, Minter City Miss, basketball player (Oly-silver-76)
Feb 10th - Chris Adams, British pro wrestler and judoka (d. 2001)
Feb 10th - Jim Cramer, American television personality
Feb 12th - Arsenio Hall, comedian (Alan Thicke, Arsenio, Coming to America)
Feb 12th - Daniele Masala, Italy, pentathelete (Olympics-1976)
Feb 12th - Bill Laswell, American bassist and record producer
Feb 12th - Chet Lemon, American baseball player
Feb 13th - Jan de Ligt, Dutch saxophonist (I've Got the Bullets)
Feb 13th - Scott Smith, rock bassist (Loverboy-Get Lucky)
Feb 13th - Joe Birkett, American lawyer
Golfer Greg NormanGolfer Greg Norman (Feb 10th) Feb 14th - R Jeremy H Lascelles, grandson of English princess Mary
Feb 14th - Ronald Desruelles, Belgian athlete
Feb 14th - James Eckhouse, American actor
Feb 14th - Carol Kalish, American publishing executive (d. 1991)
Feb 14th - Rip Rogers, American professional wrestler
Feb 15th - Bev Francis, Australia, world women's power-lifting champion
Feb 15th - Clive Aslet, British editor (Country Life)
Feb 15th - Christopher McDonald, American actor
Feb 15th - Janice Dickinson, American Ex-Supermodel
Feb 16th - George Martin, NFL defensive back (NY Giants)
Feb 16th - Guy Gallo, New Orleans LA, writer (Under the Volcano)
Feb 16th - Jeff Clayton, US jazz saxophonist/composer (Groove Shop)
Feb 16th - Hunt Block, American actor
Feb 17th - Mo Yan, Chinese novelist
Feb 18th - Miles Tredinnick, English playwright

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 11 of 11

Feb 17th - Novelist J. D. Salinger (36) weds Claire Douglas
Mar 17th - Erotic writer Anaïs Nin marries actor Rupert Pole at Quartzsite, Arizona, while still married to her first husband
Jun 26th - Actor Geoffrey Holder marries Carmen de Lavallade
Jul 2nd - Desmond Tutu marries Leah Nomalizo Shinxani
Jul 11th - "Gone with the Wind" actor Clark Gable (54) weds former fashion model and actress Kay Spreckles
Aug 25th - "Dracula" actor Bela Lugosi (72) weds Hope Lininger (36)
Aug 29th - "Untamed Youth" actress Mamie Van Doren (24) weds trumpeter and actor Ray Anthony (33)
Sep 18th - Actress-singer Debbie Reynolds (23) weds singer Eddie Fisher (27)
Sep 18th - Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara (27) weds Peruvian economist Hilda Gadea (34) in Mexico
Oct 2nd - Actress Joyce Randolph marries publisher Richard Charles
Dec 31st - Actor Gregory Peck (39) weds philanthropist Veronique Passani (23)

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

Aug 9th - Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (22) divorces socialite Frederick Gallatin Cammann after more than a year of marriage
Dec 30th - Actor Gregory Peck (39) divorces real estate broker Greta Kukkonen (44) after 13 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 172

Jan 2nd - Jose Antonio Remon, president of Panama (1952-55), assassinated
Jan 4th - Dominicus Johner, composer, dies at 80
Jan 4th - Francois Rasse, composer, dies at 81
Jan 4th - Jan D Domela Nieuwenhuis Nyegaard, Dutch preacher, dies at 84
Jan 7th - Gerald Hartigan, cricketer (S Afr batsman in 5 Tests 1911-14), dies
Jan 11th - Rodolfo Graziani, Italian East-Africa Minister of Defense, dies at 72
Jan 15th - Yves Tanguy, French/American sailor/surrealistic painter, dies
Jan 16th - Jonkheer Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch min (1908-13), dies
Jan 16th - Reneke de Marees van Swinderen, Dutch minister (1908-13), dies at 94
Jan 17th - J A Veraart, economist, dies at 68
Jan 17th - Joannes A Veraart, Dut judge/MP, (Jews in Neth), dies at 68
Jan 21st - Maarten P Vrij, Dutch lawyer/criminologist/High Council, dies at 59
Jan 21st - Archie Hahn, American athlete (b. 1880)
Jan 24th - Ira Hayes, American World War II hero (b. 1923)
Jan 27th - Ernst Penzoldt, writer, dies
Jan 29th - Hans Hedtoft, premier of Denmark (1947.. 55), dies at 51
Jan 31st - John R Mott, US theologist/founder (YMCA, Nobel 1946), dies at 89
Feb 12th - Tom Moore, actor (Ladies be Seated, Majority Rules), dies at 71
Feb 14th - Charles Cuvillier, composer, dies at 77
Feb 15th - S Z Sakall, actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca), dies at 71
Feb 17th - Otto J Gombosi, Hungarian/US musicologist, dies at 52
Feb 18th - Sadako Sasaki, School student(b. 1944)
Feb 23rd - Paul Claudel, French poet/playwright (L'otage), dies at 86
Feb 25th - Marij Kogoj, composer, dies at 59
Feb 27th - Tom Howard, comedian (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 66
Mar 5th - Antanas Merkys, President of Lithuania (b. 1888)
Mar 7th - Tom Dugan, actor (Pick a Star), dies at 66
Mar 8th - Clementine, Princess of Belg, wife of V Napoleon Bonaparte, dies at 82
Mar 9th - Matthew A Henson, met Peary on 6/4/1909 at North Pole, dies at 88
Biologist Alexander FlemingBiologist Alexander Fleming (Mar 11th) Mar 11th - Alexander Fleming, English bacteriologist (penicillin), dies at 73
Mar 11th - Oscar Mayer, Bavarian-born American meat packer (b. 1859)
Mar 12th - Charlie "Bird" Parker, US jazz saxophonist, dies at 34 in NYC
Mar 12th - Theodor Plievier, writer, dies
Mar 13th - Maharajadhiraja Tribhuvana Bir Bikram Yung Bahadur Shum Shere, dies
Mar 13th - Yung Deva, king of Nepal (191.-55), dies at about 48
Mar 16th - Mayhew Lake, composer, dies at 75
Mar 16th - Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter (b. 1914)
Mar 21st - Muriel Aked, dies at 67
Mar 22nd - Ivan Šubašić, Kingdom of Yugoslavia prime minister and last ban of Croatia (b. 1892)
Mar 23rd - Artur da Silva Bernardes, President of Brazil (b. 1875)
Mar 29th - Everard Verachtert, Flemish linguist (I Can Speak Nicely), dies at 81
Apr 1st - Silvio d'Amico, Italian theater critic (Il Teatro Italian), dies at 68
Apr 7th - Theda Bara, actress (Camille, Cleopatra, 2 Orphans), dies at 62
Apr 10th - Oskar Frederik Lindberg, composer, dies at 68
Jazz Saxophonist and Composer Charlie 'Bird' ParkerJazz Saxophonist and Composer Charlie 'Bird' Parker (Mar 12th) Apr 10th - Teilhard de Chardin, French paleontologist and theologian (b. 1881)
Apr 16th - Abdullah Seif el-Islam, brother of Yemenite king Ahmed, beheaded
Apr 18th - Don Blackie, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1928-29), dies at 46
Apr 18th - Eugen Herrigel, Zen philosopher/scholar, dies in Germany at 70
Apr 18th - Albert Einstein, Nobel laureate (b. 1879)
Apr 23rd - Robert H Woltjer, classical/AR-First-Member of parliament, dies at 76
Apr 24th - Alfred Polgar, Austrian writer/theater critic, dies at 79
Apr 25th - Constance Collier, actress (Perils of Pauline), dies at 77
Apr 25th - Paulus B Barth, Swiss painter/lithographer, dies at 73
Apr 28th - Lode Cantens, Flemish playwrite (Gnomes of the City), dies at 43
May 2nd - Tadeusz Jarecki, composer, dies at 66
May 3rd - Philips C Visser, explorer/ambassador to Moscow, dies
May 4th - Georges Enescu, Romanian/French violist/composer (Oedipe), dies at 73
May 4th - Louis Breguet, French aviation pioneer, dies at 75
May 9th - Kate Booth, the oldest daughter of William and Catherine Booth (b. 1858)
Theoretical Physicist Albert EinsteinTheoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (Apr 18th) May 10th - Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer (b. 1881)
May 10th - John Radecki, Australian stained glass artist (b. 1865)
May 11th - G L Jessop, cricketer (match-winning batsman, brilliant field), dies
May 14th - Betty Ann Davies, dies at 44
May 16th - James Agee, US critic/writer (Death in Family), dies in NY
May 17th - Alan Fairfax, cricketer (10 Tests for Australia 1928-31), dies
May 17th - Francesco Balilla Pratella, composer, dies at 75
May 17th - Leslie Hylton, cricketer (West Indies quickie 1939), hung for murder
May 18th - Mary McLeod Bethune, educator & civil rights leader, dies at 79
May 29th - Daniel G van Beuningen, art collector, dies at 78
May 31st - "Wild Bill" Vukovich, killed in Indy 500
May 31st - Raoul Gunsbourg, composer, dies at 95
Jun 1st - F Melius Christiansen, composer, dies at 84
Jun 1st - Theo Frenkel, actor (Footlights, Hague's Comedy), dies
Jun 3rd - Barbara Graham, American murderer (b. 1923)
Jun 6th - Max Meldrum, Scottish-born Australian painter (b. 1875)
Jun 11th - Jacques Lemaigre-Dubreuil, French industrialist, murdered
Jun 11th - Marcel Louis Auguste Samuel-Rousseau, composer, dies at 72
Jun 11th - Walter Hampden, actor (Sabrina, 5 Fingers, Vagabond King), dies at 75
Jun 16th - Ozias Leduc, Quebec painter (b. 1864)
Jun 18th - Walter Rein, composer, dies at 61
Jun 18th - Willy Burkhard, composer, dies at 55
Jun 22nd - Sadashiv Garpatrao Shinde, cricketer (7 Tests for India), dies at 31
Jun 22nd - Wyllis Cooper, TV narrator (Volume One), dies at 56
Jun 29th - Max Pechstein, German painter/graphic artist (Oceania), dies at 73
Jul 2nd - Edward Lawson, Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1873)
Jul 6th - Paolo Gallico, composer, dies at 87
Jul 7th - Franco Casavola, composer, dies at 63
Jul 9th - Don Beauman, British racing driver (b. 1928)
Jul 10th - Henry W Methorst, Dutch director (Central Bureau of Statistic), dies
Jul 13th - Beulah Ecton Woodard, US sculptor, dies at 59
Jul 13th - Ruth Ellis, last English woman (murderess), executed by hanging
Jul 16th - Jean de Merode, [Marie-Louise Courtenay], Belgian princess, dies at 81
Jul 17th - Bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, composer, dies at 73
Jul 19th - Koos [Jacobus J] Vorrink, Dutch soc-democrat (SDAP/AJC/PvdA), dies at 64
Jul 22nd - Joseph Foley, actor (Mr Peepers), dies at 45
Jul 23rd - Betsy van Es, Flemish actress (Un soir de joie), dies at 55
Jul 23rd - Cordell Hull, statesman, dies
Jul 23rd - Harry Haden, actor (Harry-Stu Erwin Show), dies at 73
Jul 25th - Ilmari Hannikainen, composer, dies at 62
Jul 25th - Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, composer, dies at 55

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