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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 628

Jan 1st - Bank of France issues new franc, worth 100 times the value of existing francs
Jan 1st - Cameroon (French Cameroon) gains independence from France
Jan 1st - Johnny Cash plays first of many free concerts behind bars
Jan 1st - Montserrat adopts constitution
Jan 1st - A photograph of a South African boy in a torn vest is published in the Daily Herald; it was illegal to employ a 'native' under 18 in the mines under the Native Labour Regulation Act
Jan 2nd - 1st redshank old world shore bird reported in North America (Halifax)
Jan 2nd - John Reynolds sets age of solar system at 4,950,000,000 years
Jan 2nd - Roger Sessions' 4th Symphony, premieres
Jan 2nd - Senator John F Kennedy, announces his candidacy for the US Presidency
Jan 4th - European Free Trade Association forms in Stockholm
Country Singer Johnny CashCountry Singer Johnny Cash Jan 5th - Continental League, a proposed third major league, gets an assurance of congressional support from NY Senator Kenneth Keating
Jan 9th - Building of Aswan dam in Egypt, begins
Jan 10th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Delmore Schwartz
Jan 11th - Chad declares independence from France
Jan 11th - Lamar Clark sets pro boxing record of 44 consecutive knockouts
Jan 12th - Sobers & Worrell complete 399 stand for 4th wkt v England
Jan 12th - Syracuse National Dolph Schayes is 1st NBA'er to score 15,000 points
NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph SchayesNBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes Jan 14th - Tuindorp-Oostzaan in Northern Amsterdam, flooded
Jan 14th - US Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant
Jan 17th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
Jan 17th - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-21
Jan 18th - US & Japan sign joint defense treaty
Jan 19th - Eisenhower & Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
Jan 20th - Patrice Lumumba sentenced to 6 months in Belgian Congo
Jan 21st - Little Joe 4 suborbital Mercury test reaches 16 km
Jan 21st - Rock falls traps 437 at Coalbrook, South Africa; 417 die of methane poisoning
Jan 22nd - 10th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 125-115 at Philadelphia
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright Jan 22nd - Paul Pender beats Sugar Ray Robinson for middleweight boxing title
Jan 23rd - Bathosphere "Trieste", crewed by Jacques Piccard and US Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh, reaches bottom of Pacific (10,900 m)
Jan 24th - Algeria uprises against French president De Gaulle
Jan 26th - High-school basketball sensation Danny Heater scores 135 points
Jan 26th - Oakland enters AFL
Jan 26th - Pete Rozelle elected NFL commissioner on 23rd ballot
Jan 28th - 1st photograph bounced off Moon, Washington DC
Jan 28th - Goon Show's final episode on BBC
NFL Commissioner Pete RozelleNFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle Jan 28th - NFL announces Dallas Cowboys (1960) & Minnesota Vikings (1961) franchises
Jan 30th - CIA OKs Lockheed to produce a new U-2 aircraft (Oxcart)
Jan 30th - Dutch communist trade union EVC'58 disbands
Jan 30th - Riot curtails third days play at Port-Of-Spain WI v England
Jan 30th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Carol Heiss
Jan 30th - US male Figure Skating championship won by David Jenkins
Feb 1st - 34th Australian Womens Tennis: Margaret Smith beats J Lehane (75 62)
Feb 1st - 4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Greensboro NC Woolworth
Tennis Player Rod LaverTennis Player Rod Laver Feb 1st - 48th Australian Mens Tennis: Rod Laver beats N Fraser (57 36 63 86 86)
Feb 1st - Extreme right-wing rebels in Algiers surrender
Feb 2nd - Michale Eufemia sinks 625 balls in pool match without a miss
Feb 3rd - Harold Macmillan makes his famous "wind of change" speech in Africa, against the apartheid regime, angering South African politicians
Feb 3rd - "La Dolce Vita" directed by Federico Fellini and starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anita Anita Ekberg has its film premiere in Italy
Feb 4th - BBWAA voters fail to elect a new Hall of Fame member
Feb 4th - Giants move their offices to Candlestick Park
Actress Anita EkbergActress Anita Ekberg Feb 4th - Lionel Bart's musical "Fings ain't wot they used t'be," premieres
Feb 7th - Old handwriting found in at Qumran, near the Dead Sea
Feb 8th - Boston Celtic Bill Russell becomes 1st NBAer with 50 rebounds (51)
Feb 8th - Congress opens hearings looking into payola
Feb 8th - Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom issued an Order-in-Council, stating that she and her family would be known as the House of Windsor, and that her descendants will take the name "Mountbatten-Windsor".
Feb 9th - AFL & NFL agree verbally to a no tampering pact
Feb 10th - "Unsinkable Molly Brown" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 532 perfs
Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth IIQueen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II Feb 10th - Charles Ives' "Lincoln, the Great Commoner," premieres
Feb 11th - Jack Paar walks off his TV show
Feb 12th - Chinese army kills 12 Indian soldiers
Feb 13th - "Beg, Borrow or Steal" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 5 perfs
Feb 13th - "Saratoga" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances
Feb 13th - France performs 1st nuclear test at Reggane Proving Grounds Algeria
Feb 14th - Beverly Hanson wins LPGA St Petersburg Golf Open
Feb 14th - Marshal Ayub Khan elected president of Pakistan
Feb 16th - US nuclear submarine USS Triton set off on underwater round-world trip
Feb 18th - 8th Winter Olympic games open in Squaw Valley, Cal
Feb 18th - Walter O'Malley, LA Dodger owner, purchases Chavez Ravine for $494,000
Feb 19th - Bil Keane's "Family Circus" cartoon strip debuts
Feb 19th - Protest strike in Poznan, Poland
Rock Guitarist Jimi HendrixRock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix Feb 20th - Jimi Hendrix, rock and roll guitarist, plays his first gig.
Feb 21st - Fay Crocker wins LPGA Lake Worth Golf Open
Feb 23rd - Demolition begins on Brooklyn's Ebbets Field (opened in 1913)
Feb 24th - Italian government of Segni falls
Feb 24th - US beats Germany in Olympic hockey finals round, 9-1
Feb 25th - John Cage's "Music for Amplified Toy Pianos," premieres
Feb 25th - Lillian Hellman's "Toys in the Attic," premieres in NYC
Feb 26th - Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev voices support for Indonesia
First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita KhrushchevFirst Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev Feb 26th - USA's David Jenkins wins Olympic Gold for men's figure skating
Feb 26th - Verne Gagne beats Doctor X in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ
Feb 26th - Vera Miles stars in the famous "Mirror Image" episode of the classic CBS television series "The Twilight Zone"
Feb 27th - Oil pipe line from Rotterdam to Ruhrgebied opens
Feb 27th - US Olympic Ice Hockey Team beats USSR 3-2 en route to gold medal
Feb 28th - 8th winter Olympic games close at Squaw Valley, Cal
Feb 28th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Tampa Golf Open
Feb 28th - US wins Olympic hockey gold medal by defeating Canada
Feb 29th - 1st Playboy Club, featuring bunnies, opens in Chicago
Actress Vera MilesActress Vera Miles Feb 29th - Earthquake kills 1/3 of Agadir Morocco population (12,000) in 15 sec
Feb 29th - JFK makes "missile gap" the presidential campaign issue
Feb 29th - KRET TV channel 23 in Richardson, TX (PBS) begins broadcasting
Mar 3rd - 9th largest snowfall in NYC history (14.5")
Mar 4th - French freighter "La Coubre" explodes in Havana Cuba, killing 100
Mar 5th - Elvis Presley ends 2-year hitch in US Army
Mar 5th - Ice Dance Championship at Vancouver won by Denny & Jones (GRB)
Mar 5th - Ice Pairs Championship at Vancouver won by Wagner & Paul (CAN)
Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis PresleySinger & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley Mar 5th - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Vancouver won by Alain Giletti (FRA)
Mar 5th - Worlds Ladies' Figure Skating Champions in Vancouver won by Carol E Heiss (USA)
Mar 5th - The Aquatic Ape Hypothesis originates when Alister Hardy publicly announces his idea that ape-human divergence may have been due to a coastal phase.
Mar 6th - President Sukarno disbands Indonesia's parliament
Mar 7th - Dutch Builders strike for CLA

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 778

Jan 1st - Michael David Morrison, actor (Caleb Snyder-As the World Turns)
Jan 2nd - Raman Lamba, cricketer (Indian opening batsman 1986-87)
Jan 2nd - Naoki Urasawa, Japanese manga author
Jan 3rd - Joan Chen, [Chen Chung], Shanghai China, actress (Last Emperor)
Jan 3rd - Sandeep Marwah Founder of Film City, Noida, India
Jan 4th - Cory Everson, American body builder (6X Ms Olympia), born in Racine Wisconsin
Jan 4th - Michael Stipe, US rock vocalist (REM-Losing My Religion, Stand)
Jan 4th - April Winchell, American actress
Jan 5th - Steve Jones, British aviator (Red Bull Air Race World Series)
Jan 5th - Glenn Strömberg, Swedish footballer
Jan 6th - Paul William Azinger, American PGA golfer (1987 Phoenix Open), born in Holyoke MA
Jan 6th - Nigella Lawson, English chef and writer
Jan 7th - David Marciano, American actor (Det Ray Vecchio-Due South), born in Newark New Jersey
Jan 7th - Tierre Turner, American actor (Waverly Wonders, Cop & the Kid), born in Detroit Michigan
Jan 7th - Loretta Sanchez, American politician
Jan 8th - Jolanda Egger, Luzean Switz, playmate (June, 1983)
Jan 9th - David Peoples, Augusta ME, Nike golfer (1991 Buick Southern Open)
Jan 9th - Lisa Walters, Canadian LPGA golfer (Itoki Hawaiian-1992, 93), born in Prince Rupert British Columbia
Jan 10th - Benoît Pelletier, Canadian politician
Jan 10th - Samira Said, Moroccan singer
Jan 12th - Dominique Wilkins, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
Jan 12th - Rob Derksen, Australian baseball head coach (Olympics-1996)
Jan 12th - Oliver Platt, Canadian actor
Jan 13th - Kevin Anderson, American actor (Hoffa, Sleeping with the Enemy), born in Gurnee Illinois
Jan 13th - Takis Lemonis, Greek footballer and coach
Jan 15th - Tim Curtis, cricketer (England righty batsman in 5 Tests 1988-89)
Jan 15th - Kelly Asbury, American director and actor
Jan 15th - Aaron Jay Kernis, American composer
Jan 17th - Chili Davis, Kingston Jamacia, outfielder (California Angels)
Jan 17th - John Crawford, Palo Alto Ca, bass (Berlin-You Take My Breath Away)
Jan 17th - Chatchai Plengpanich, Thai actor
Jan 19th - Alfrederick Joyner, American triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1984), Eastern St Louis
INXS rocker Michael HutchenceINXS rocker Michael Hutchence (Jan 22nd) Jan 22nd - Michael Hutchence, Australia, rock vocalist/actor (INXS-Dogs in Space)
Jan 23rd - Greg Ritchie, cricketer (Qld & Aust batsman Fat Cat Mahatma Cote)
Jan 23rd - Misha Mck, American actress (Gerri-Me & Mrs C), born in East Orange New Jersey
Jan 23rd - Patrick de Gayardon, French skydiver and skysurfing pioneer (d. 1998)
Jan 26th - Gary Plummer, NFL linebacker (San Diego Chargers, SF 49ers)
Jan 26th - Jeanette Bolden, 4x100m runner (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Los Angeles, California
Jan 26th - Road Warrior Animal, American professional wrestler
Jan 26th - Charlie Gillingham, American musician (Counting Crows)
Jan 28th - John Caliri, American actor (Vinnie-Square Pegs, Double Trouble), born in Providence Rhode Island
Jan 28th - Robert von Dassanowsky, American cultural historian, writer, and producer
Jan 29th - Cho-Liang Lin, Taiwan, violinist (Queen Sophia 1st prize)
Jan 29th - Eddie Jackson, bassist (Queensryche-Breaking the Silence)
Jan 29th - Gregory Efthimos Louganis, diver (Olympic-gold-1984, 88), born in San Diego, California
Jan 29th - Matthew Ashford, American actor (Jack Devaraux-Days of Our Lives), born in Davenport Iowa
Jan 29th - Sean Kerly, hockey player
Jan 29th - Steve Sax, 2nd baseman (LA Dodgers, NY Yankees, Chicago White Sox)
Jan 29th - Gia Carangi, American model (d. 1986)
Jan 29th - J. G. Thirlwell, Australian-born musician
Jan 30th - Tony O'Dell, American actor (Alan Pinkard-Head of the Class), born in Pasadena California
Jan 31st - Elaine Roque, American beach volleyballer (Olympics-96), born in Santa Monica California
Jan 31st - Grant Morrison, British comic book author
Feb 2nd - Eric Shea, actor (Castaway Cowboy)
Feb 2nd - Lee Chill, Canadian Tour golfer (1977 Ohio Jr), born in Cleveland Ohio
Feb 3rd - B J Jefferson, American actress (Ronnie Laurance-Another World), born in Dallas Texas
Feb 3rd - Richard Kotzen, rocker
Feb 3rd - Kerry Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1993)
Feb 3rd - Marty Jannetty, American Wrestler
Feb 4th - Pamelyn Ferdin, actress (Happy Birthday Wanda June, Tool Box Murders)
Feb 4th - Tim Booth, British singer (James)
Feb 4th - Siobhan Dowd, British/Irish author (d. 2007)
Feb 4th - Jenette Goldstein, American actress
Feb 4th - Jonathan Larson, American composer (d. 1996)
LPGA Golfer Jane GeddesLPGA Golfer Jane Geddes (Feb 5th) Feb 5th - Jane Geddes, American LPGA golfer (1987 Women's Kemper Open), born in Huntington New York
Feb 5th - William John Readings, literary theorist
Feb 5th - Aris Christofellis, Greek countertenor
Feb 6th - Megan Gallagher, Reading PA, actress (Slap Maxwell, Millennium)
Feb 7th - James Spader, actor (Endless Love, Wall St, Mannequin), born in NYC, New York
Feb 7th - Steve Bronski, rock synthesizer (Bronski Beat-Smalltown Boy)
Feb 8th - Alex Scott, British horse trainer
Feb 8th - Dino Ciccarelli, Canadian NHL right wing (Minnesota North Stars, Washington Capitals), Sarnia Ontario
Feb 8th - Linda Fratianne, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980), born in Los Angeles, California
NHL Right Winger Dino CiccarelliNHL Right Winger Dino Ciccarelli (Feb 8th) Feb 9th - Peggy A Whitson, Mt Ayr Iowa, PhD/astronaut
Feb 9th - Holly Johnson, Liverpool England, rock vocalist (Frankie Goes To Hollywood)
Feb 10th - Lionel Cartwright, Ohio, country vocalist (I Watched it on the Radio)
Feb 10th - Robert Addie, British actor (d. 2003)
Feb 11th - Richard A Mastracchio, Waterbury Ct, astronaut
Feb 13th - Kelly McCormick, Anaheim California, diver (Olympic-silver-1984)
Feb 13th - Matt Salinger, Windsor VT, actor (Capt America, Deadly Deception)
Feb 13th - Michael Craig, rock bassist (Culture Club-Do You Want to Hurt Me)
Feb 13th - Pierluigi Collina, Italian football referee
Feb 13th - Gary Patterson, American football coach
Feb 13th - Artur Yusupov, Russian-German chess player
Feb 14th - Jim Kelly, NFL quarterback (Buffalo Bills)
Feb 14th - Meg Tilly, [Margaret], actress (Big Chill, Impulse), born in Los Angeles, California
Feb 15th - Darrell Green, NFL cornerback (Washington Redskins)
Feb 15th - Jeanne Goldsmith, WPVA volleyballer (National-5th-1987), born in Los Angeles, California
Feb 15th - Mikey Craig, rock bassist (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me)
Feb 15th - Jock Hobbs [Michael], chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union and 21 test All Black, (d. 2012)
Feb 16th - Cherie Chung, Hong Kong actress
Feb 18th - Andy Moog, NHL goalie (Oilers, Bruins, Olympics-Canada-1988)
Feb 18th - Greta Scacchi, Milan Italy, actress (Coca-Cola Kid, White Mischief)
Feb 18th - Roger Wijesuriya, cricketer (bowling avg 294 in 4 Tests for Sri Lanka)
Feb 18th - Carol McGiffin, British TV and radio presenter
Feb 19th - Keith Musa[kawukhathi] Zondi, South African head of Inkatha Youth Brigade
Feb 19th - Prince Andrew, Albert Christian Edward, of Britain/Duke of York
Feb 19th - Vicki Lynn Lasseter Iola Kansas, playmate (Feb, 1981)
Feb 20th - Kee Marcello, rocker (Europe-Final Countdown)
Feb 20th - Mark Reilly, [Matt Bianco], rocker (Indio-Big Harvest)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 15 of 15

Actor Bob DenverActor Bob Denver (Jan 22nd) Jan 22nd - Comedic actor Bob Denver (25) weds Maggie Ryan in California
Jan 31st - Songwriter Adolph Green marries actress/singer Phyllis Newman in NYC
Apr 10th - NBA guard Jerry West (21) weds his college sweetheart Martha Kane in Morgantown, West Virginia
May 6th - English princess Margaret marries Antony Armstrong-Jones (Lord Snowdon) at Westminster Abbey
Jun 4th - "Last Tango In Paris" actor Marlon Brando (36) weds Mexican-American actress Movita Castaneda (42)
Jun 6th - Singer-actress Eartha Kitt (33) weds Bill McDonald
Jun 25th - NBA player Oscar Robertson (21) weds teacher Yvonne Crittenden in Cincinnati, Ohio
NBA Player Oscar RobertsonNBA Player Oscar Robertson (Jun 25th) Jul 3rd - Vernon Presley (father of Elvis) weds Dee Alliot
Jul 11th - Actress Gene Tierney (39) weds oil baron W. Howard Lee in Aspen, Colorado
Jul 16th - Actress Vera Miles (30) weds actor Keith Larsen (36)
Jul 23rd - Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus (20) weds Barbara Bash
Sep 18th - NBA forward Jerry Lucas (20) weds sophomore Treva Geib
Nov 13th - US Entertainer Sammy Davis Jr marries Swedish actress May Britt (divorced 1968)
Dec 15th - King Boudouin of Belgium marries dona Fabiola de Mora y Aragon
Dec 22nd - NFL quarterback Fran Tarkenton (20) weds Anna Elaine Merrell at First Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 4 of 4

Comedienne/Actress Lucille BallComedienne/Actress Lucille Ball (Mar 4th) Mar 4th - Lucille Ball files divorce from Desi Arnaz
Jun 14th - Actress Laraine Day (39) divorces manager Leo Durocher (53) due to incompatibility after 12 years of marriage
Jul 6th - Actress Bette Davis (52) divorces actor Gary Merrill (46) after almost 10 years of marriage
Sep 2nd - Actress Tammy Grimes (26) divorces actor Christopher Plummer (30) after 4 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 212

Jan 1st - Margaret Sullavan, American actress (Three Comrades), dies of barbiturate overdose at 48
Jan 2nd - Cees [Cornelis J] Laseur, Dutch actor/dir (Hague Comedy), dies at 60
Jan 2nd - Chris van Abkoude, author (Pietje Bell, Kruimeltje), dies at about 79
Jan 2nd - Fausto Coppi, Italian, ran world record 45,798 km, dies at 40
Jan 2nd - Friedrich Adler, Austria soc-dem, murdered PM Storgkh, dies at 80
Jan 2nd - Paul Sauvé, Canadian politician (b. 1907)
Jan 3rd - Victor Seastrom, entertainer, dies at 80
Author Albert CamusAuthor Albert Camus (Jan 4th) Jan 4th - Albert Camus, French author (Stranger), dies in an auto accident at 46
Jan 5th - Donald Knight, cricketer (54 runs in 2 Tests for England 1921), dies
Jan 5th - Pavel P Parenago, Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 53
Jan 6th - Edith Barstow, choreographer (Frankie Laine Time), dies at 52
Jan 6th - Erik Lindahl, Swedish economist (Scope & Means), dies at 68
Jan 7th - Luis da Costa, composer, dies at 80
Jan 7th - Dorothea Douglass Chambers (aka Katharine Lambert Chambers), UK tennis player (b. 1878)
Jan 9th - Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (b. 1880)
Jan 10th - Jack Laviolette, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1879)
Jan 11th - Johan E Elias, Dutch historian (Elias Family), dies at 84
Jan 12th - Nevil Shute [Norway], Eng/Aust author (Town like Alice), dies at 60
Jan 13th - Sibilla Aleramo, [Rina Faccio], Ital poet (Una Donna), dies at 83
Jan 20th - Matt Moore, actor (Deluge, Coquette), dies at 72
Jan 24th - John Miljan, actor (Charlie Chan in Paris, Yankee Clipper), dies at 66
Jan 25th - Diana Barrymore, actress (Ladies Courageous), dies at 38
Jan 25th - Rutland Boughton, composer, dies at 82
Jan 28th - Jacques de Menasce, composer, dies at 54
Jan 28th - Zora Neale Hurston, American author, dies at 69
Jan 29th - Louis Jean Heydt, actor (Joe-Waterfront), dies at 54
Jan 31st - Lowell Gilmore, actor (Calcutta, Roadblock), dies at 53
Feb 2nd - Jeno Huszka, composer, dies at 84
Feb 3rd - Johannes G Geelkerken, Dutch reformed vicar, dies at 80
Feb 3rd - Fred Buscaglione, Italian singer and actor (b. 1921)
Feb 5th - Louis Stricker, cricketer (S Afr open bat in 13 Tests 1909-12), dies
Feb 5th - Rudolf Nelson, composer, dies at 81
Feb 6th - Jesse Belvin, rocker, dies at 26 in a car crash
Feb 7th - Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist, dies at 57
Feb 8th - Giles Gilbert Scott, British architect (b. 1880)
Feb 8th - John Langshaw Austin, British philosopher, (b. 1911)
Feb 9th - Ernst von Dohnanyi, US composer, dies at 82
Feb 9th - Alexandre Benois, Russian artist (b. 1870)
Feb 10th - Aloysius Stepinac, Croatian cardinal (b. 1898)
Feb 12th - Bobby Clark, vaudevillan (World's funniest circus clown), dies at 71
Feb 13th - Delmar G Roos, designer of jeep, dies at 79
Feb 20th - Leonard Woolley, archaeologist, dies
Feb 22nd - Hubert Cuypers, composer/choir conductor (Missa Populi), dies at 86
Feb 22nd - Paul-Émile Borduas, Quebec painter (b. 1905)
Feb 23rd - Arthur Legat, Belgian racing driver (b. 1898)
Feb 24th - Jean Binet, composer, dies at 66
Feb 25th - Everhardus J van Romondt, Dutch Antillean minister, dies at 51
Feb 26th - Aleksandar Belic, Swedish linguist, dies at 83
Feb 27th - Adriano Olivetti, Italian engineer/manufacturer, dies at 58
Feb 28th - F S Flint, British translator/poet (imagist movement), dies at 74
Feb 28th - Jonathan Hale, actor (Blondie), shoots himself at 68
FBI Agent Melvin PurvisFBI Agent Melvin Purvis (Feb 29th) Feb 29th - Melvin Purvis, American FBI Agent, dies of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at 56
Mar 2nd - Stanisław Taczak, Polish general, commander-in-chief of the Greater Poland Uprising (b. 1874)
Mar 3rd - Sammy White, actor (711 Ocean Drive, Sound Off), dies at 65
Mar 4th - Leonard Warren, US baritone, dies on stage at 48
Mar 4th - Herbert O'Conor, 51st Governor of the US State of Maryland (b. 1896)
Mar 9th - Jack Beattie, Northern Irish politician (b. 1886)
Mar 11th - Roy Chapman Andrews, US biologist/explorer, dies at 76
Mar 22nd - José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (b. 1904)
Mar 23rd - Franklin P Adams, columnist (Information Please), dies at 78
Mar 24th - Paul Joostens, Flemish painter, dies at 70
Mar 26th - Ian Keith, actor (Identity Unknown, Queen Christina), dies at 61
Mar 27th - Ian Whyte, composer, dies at 58
Mar 28th - Ian Keith, US actor (Ramses I-10 Commandments), dies at 61
Mar 30th - Fritz Klimsch, German sculptor/painter, dies at 90
Mar 30th - Joseph Haas, German opera composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
Mar 31st - Joseph Haas, German (opera)composer (Totenmesse), dies at 81
Apr 1st - Piet[er O] Bakker, Dutch journalist/writer (Ciske), dies at 62
Apr 3rd - Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87
Apr 5th - Alma Kruger, actor (Made For Each Other), dies at 88
Apr 10th - Arthur Benjamin, Austral composer/pianist (Devil Take Her), dies at 66
Apr 14th - Archibald McIndoe, plastic surgeon, dies
Apr 17th - Eddie Cochran, rocker, dies at 21 in a car crash
Apr 18th - Emory Johnson, director (Phantom Express, Shield of Honor), dies at 66
Apr 23rd - Cornelis Jan Bakkerr, Dutch/US nuclear physicist, dies
Apr 23rd - Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese Christian-social reformer/writer, dies at 71
Apr 24th - John P "John" Musch, actor/founder (JM), dies at 84
Apr 25th - Amanullah, emir/king of Afhanistan (1919-28), dies at 67
Apr 25th - Hope Emerson, actress (I Married Joan, Peter Gunn), dies at 62
Apr 25th - Ilmari Henrik Reinhold Krohn, composer, dies at 92
Apr 26th - Wander J de Haas, Dut physicist (Einstein-De Haas effect), dies at 82
Apr 28th - Anton Pancake, astronomer/marxist theorist, dies at 87
May 2nd - Caryl Chessman, rapist executed after 12 years of appeals at 39
May 5th - Sulho Ranta, composer, dies at 58
May 6th - Paul Abraham, Hungarian composer (Blume von Hawaii), dies at 67
May 8th - Hugo Alfven, Swedish composer (Midsommarvaka), dies at 88
May 8th - J. H. C. Whitehead, British mathematician (b. 1904)
May 10th - Juri Olescha, writer, dies at 61
May 10th - Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (b. 1899)
Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller JrFinancier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr (May 11th) May 11th - John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, dies of pneumonia at 86
May 12th - Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, composer, dies at 70
May 23rd - Georges Claude, engineer/inventor, dies
May 27th - Edward Brophy, actor (Champ, Dumbo, Great Guy), dies at 65
May 27th - George Zucco, actor (Fog Island, Black Raven, Desire Me), dies at 74
May 27th - James Montgomery Flagg, American illustrator (b. 1877)
May 30th - Boris Pasternak, Russian poet (Dr Zhivago), dies at 70
May 31st - Willem Elsschot, [Alfons de Ridder], Flemish writer (Kas), dies at 78
May 31st - Walther Funk, Nazi leader (b. 1890)
Novelist & Poet Boris PasternakNovelist & Poet Boris Pasternak (May 30th) Jun 1st - Lester Patrick, NHL coach/star, dies at 76
Jun 1st - Paula Hitler, sister of Adolf Hitler. (b. 1896)

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