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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 517

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 Islands between Chinese National Revolutionary Army and the People's Liberation Army
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 University 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
Actress Mary MartinActress Mary Martin 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
Mar 16th - Josephine Kroesen appointed as 1st Dutch female judge
Mar 16th - President Eisenhower upheld the use of atomic weapons in case of war
Ice Hockey Player Maurice RichardIce Hockey Player Maurice Richard Mar 17th - After Maurice Richard is suspended for the remainder of the season, riots break out in Montreal. 37 people are injured and over 100 are arrested. The following morning, Richard goes on the radio to ask citizens to stop vandalizing the city.
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
Playwright Tennessee WilliamsPlaywright Tennessee Williams 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
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)
Actor and Comedian Rowan AtkinsonActor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson (Jan 6th) 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
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)
Actor Kevin CostnerActor Kevin Costner (Jan 18th) 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
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)
Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van HalenHall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen (Jan 26th) 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-)
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)
President of France Nicolas SarkozyPresident of France Nicolas Sarkozy (Jan 28th) 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, Campia Turzii Romania, tennis star (1978 French Open champion)
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)
Golfer Greg NormanGolfer Greg Norman (Feb 10th) 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
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
Novelist Mo YanNovelist Mo Yan (Feb 17th) Feb 17th - Mo Yan, Chinese novelist
Feb 18th - Miles Tredinnick, English playwright

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 16 of 16

Film Director Stanley KubrickFilm Director Stanley Kubrick (Jan 15th) Jan 15th - Film director Stanley Kubrick (26) weds theatrical designer Ruth Sobotka (29)
Feb 16th - Playwright Brendan Behan (32) weds Beatrice Salkeld at Donnybrook Church in Dublin, Ireland
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
Apr 5th - Musician Ray Charles (24) weds Della Beatrice Howard
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)
Actor Bela LugosiActor Bela Lugosi (Aug 25th) 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
Nov 23rd - Physicist William Shockley (45) weds psychiatric nurse Emmy Lanning
Dec 17th - Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (47) weds Cecilia Suyat
Dec 31st - Actor Gregory Peck (39) weds philanthropist Veronique Passani (23)

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

Actress Elizabeth MontgomeryActress Elizabeth Montgomery (Aug 9th) 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 174

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
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
Theoretical Physicist Albert EinsteinTheoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (Apr 18th) 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)
May 10th - Tommy Burns, Canadian boxer, dies of a heart attack at 73
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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