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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 600

Jan 1st - G Woods succeeds Eugene Black as president of the World Bank
Jan 1st - WTEV (now WLNE) TV channel 6 in Providence RI begins broadcasting
Jan 3rd - WOUB TV channel 20 in Athens, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 4th - Soviet Luna (4) reaches Earth orbit but fails to reach Moon
Jan 5th - "Camelot" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 873 performances
Jan 5th - "Carnival!" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 719 performances
Jan 5th - San Diego beats Boston 51-10 in AFL championship game
Jan 6th - "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom" with Marlin Perkins begins on NBC
Jan 6th - "Oliver!" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 774 performances
Jan 7th - 1st class postage raised from 4 cents to 5 cents
American Football Coach Paul BrownAmerican Football Coach Paul Brown Jan 7th - The rift between Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell and head coach Paul Brown reaches a boiling point, and Brown is fired
Jan 8th - "Mona Lisa," on loan, unveiled in America's National Gallery of Art
Jan 8th - Dmitri Shostakovitch' Katharina Ismailova, premieres in Riga
Jan 9th - Mao Zedong writes his poem "Reply to Comrade Kuo Mo-jo"
Jan 11th - 1st discotheque opens, Whiskey-a-go-go in LA
Jan 11th - Beatles release "Please Please Me" & "Ask Me Why"
Jan 12th - "Go Away Little Girl" by Steve Lawrence peaks at #1
Jan 12th - Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia v England
Chinese Communist Revolutionary Mao ZedongChinese Communist Revolutionary Mao Zedong Jan 13th - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 21-14
Jan 13th - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 30-20
Jan 14th - George C Wallace sworn in as governor of Alabama, his address states "segregation now; segregation tomorrow; segregation forever!"
Jan 16th - Khrushchev claims to have a 100-megaton nuclear bomb
Jan 16th - Tennessee Williams' "Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore," premieres
Jan 17th - Joe Walker takes X-15 to altitude of 82 km
Jan 17th - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 67 points vs LA
Jan 18th - Reinier Paping wins Dutch 11-Cities Skating Race (10:59)
American Football Coach and Executive Al DavisAmerican Football Coach and Executive Al Davis Jan 18th - Al Davis becomes the head coach and general manager of the Oakland Raiders
Jan 22nd - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Naples Professional Golf Tournament
Jan 22nd - The Elysée treaty of cooperation between France and Germany was signed by Charles de Gaulle and Konrad Adenauer.
Jan 24th - Buddy Rogers & Lou Thesz wrestle in Toronto, Rogers becomes WWF wrestling champ & Thesz becomes NWA champ
Jan 26th - "Milk & Honey" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 543 perfs
Jan 26th - Major League Rules Committee votes to expand strike zone
Jan 27th - Jevgeni Grishin skates world record 500m in 39.6 sec
French President Charles de GaulleFrench President Charles de Gaulle Jan 27th - Sam Rice, Eppa Rixey, Elmer Flick, & John Clarkson elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Jan 28th - -34°F (-37°C), Cynthiana, Kentucky (state record)
Jan 29th - Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football Hall of Fame
Jan 31st - Tony Sheridan & Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" & "Ruby Baby"
Feb 1st - Nyasaland (now Malawi) becomes self-governing under Hastings Banda
Feb 2nd - Helen Shapiro begins tour (Beatles are part of undercard)
Feb 3rd - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational
Feb 5th - Maarten Schmidt discovers enormous red shifts in quasars
LPGA Golfer Mickey WrightLPGA Golfer Mickey Wright Feb 5th - Soviet lunar probe failure
Feb 8th - 1st transmission of Clandestine Voice of Iraqi People (Communist)
Feb 8th - AFL's Dallas Texans become KC Chiefs
Feb 8th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 9th - 1st flight of Boeing 727 jet
Feb 9th - 7th largest snowfall in NYC history (42.4 cm, 16.7")
Feb 10th - Mickey Wright wins LPGA St Petersburg Women's Golf Open
Feb 10th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Lorraine Hanlon
Feb 10th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Thomas Litz
Feb 11th - Beatles tape 10 tracks for their 1st album
Feb 11th - CIA Domestic Operations Division created (pretty scary!)
Feb 11th - Julia Child's show The French Chef premieres.
Feb 12th - Argentina asks extraditon of ex-president Peron
Feb 14th - US launches communications satellite Syncom 1
Feb 15th - 1st US female world figure skating champ (Tenley Albright)
Feb 15th - Ken Lynch records "Misery," 1st Lennon-McCartney song by someone else
Feb 16th - 1st round-trip swim of Strait of Messina, Italy (Mary Revell of US)
Feb 16th - Beatles top British rock charts with "Please, Please Me"
Feb 16th - C & A Building in Amsterdam burns down
NBA Forward and Coach Billy CunninghamNBA Forward and Coach Billy Cunningham Feb 16th - North Carolina forward Billy Cunningham grabs a record 27 rebounds in a game vs Clemson
Feb 17th - Toru Terasawa runs world record marathon (2:15:15.8
Feb 19th - Robert Frost wins Bollingen Prize
Feb 19th - USSR informs JFK it is withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba
Feb 20th - End of the Test Cricket careers of Neil Harvey & Alan Davidson
Feb 20th - Willie Mays (SF Giants) signs a record $100,000 per year contract
Feb 21st - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 22nd - Beatles begin their own music publishing company (Northern Songs)
Feb 25th - Beatles release their 1st single in US "Please Please Me"
Baseball Legend Mickey MantleBaseball Legend Mickey Mantle Feb 27th - Mickey Mantle of NY Yankees sign a baseball contract worth $100,000
Mar 1st - 200,000 French mine workers strike
Mar 3rd - Senegal adopts constitution
Mar 5th - Beatles record "From Me to You" & "Thank You Girl"
Mar 8th - Syrian Arab Rep Revolution Day - Military coup in Syria
Mar 9th - Beatles began 1st British tour, supporting Tommy Roe & Chris Montez
Mar 10th - Pete Rose debuts with hits in his 2 1st at bats in spring training
Mar 10th - Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 70 points vs Syracuse
NBA Legend Wilt ChamberlainNBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain Mar 11th - Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain
Mar 12th - Beatles perform as a trio, John Lennon is ill with a cold
Mar 13th - 2 Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska
Mar 13th - Hindemith & Wilder's opera "Long Christmas Dinner" premieres in NYC
Mar 13th - Indonesia & Netherlands recover diplomatic relations
Mar 14th - SF Guy Rogers ties NBA record with 28 assists
Mar 15th - WFAN TV channel 14 in Washington, DC (IND) begins broadcasting
Mar 17th - Bob Cousy plays his last NBA game
NBA Point Guard Bob CousyNBA Point Guard Bob Cousy Mar 17th - Elizabeth Ann Seton of NY beatified (canonized in 1975)
Mar 17th - Eruptions of Mount Agung Bali, kills 1,900 Balinese
Mar 18th - "Tovarich" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 264 performances
Mar 18th - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
Mar 18th - WGSF TV channel 31 in Newark, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
Mar 20th - 1st "Pop Art" exhibition (NYC)
Mar 21st - Alcatraz federal penitentiary in SF Bay closed
Mar 21st - David Hendon & Douglas Cross' musical premieres in London
Mar 22nd - Beatles release 1st album, "Please Please Me"
Mar 22nd - Brit Min of War John Profumo denies having sex with Christine Keeler
Mar 22nd - Oregon State's Terry Baker becomes 1st & only Heisman Trophy winner
Mar 23rd - 25th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Loyola beats Cin 60-58 (OT)
Mar 23rd - Rolf Hochhuth's "Der Stellvertreter," premieres in Berlin
Mar 25th - KWHY TV channel 22 in Los Angeles, CA (IND) begins broadcasting
Mar 27th - Beeching axe: Dr. Richard Beeching issues a report calling for huge cuts to the United Kingdom's rail network.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 923

Jan 1st - Glenn Trimble, cricketer (son of Sam Two ODI's for Australia 1986)
Jan 1st - Lance Smith, NFL guard (NY Giants)
Jan 1st - Lina Kačiušytė, Lithuanian swimmer
Jan 2nd - David Cone, KC Mo, baseball pitcher (NY Mets/Tor Blue Jays/NY Yankees)
Jan 2nd - Edgar Martinez, NYC, baseball 1st baseman (Seattle Mariners)
Jan 3rd - Aamer Malik, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in 13 Tests 1987-90)
Jan 3rd - Ashley Chinner, Cape Town South Africa, golfer (1992 CGIA Canadian Tour)
Jan 3rd - Jim Everett, NFL quarterback (LA Raiders, NO Saints, San Diego Chargers)
Jan 3rd - Vic Grimes, American professional wrestler
Jan 3rd - Jerome Young, American professional wrestler
Jan 3rd - Alex Wheatle MBE, black British novelist
Jan 4th - Dave Foley, actor/comedian (Kids In The Hall, Dave Nelson-NewsRadio)
Jan 4th - Linda Muri, Killingly Conn, rower (Olympics-96)
Jan 4th - Till Lindemann, German singer (Rammstein)
Jan 5th - Jeff Fassero, Springfield IL, pitcher (Montreal Expos)
Jan 5th - Rick Ambrose, singer (Jewel)
Jan 6th - Norm Charlton, Fort Polk LA, pitcher (Seattle Mariners)
Jan 6th - Paul Brindley, English pop bassist (Sundays, Can't Be Sure)
Jan 6th - Philippe Perrin, Meknes Morocco, Lt Col FAF/astronaut
Jan 7th - Craig Shipley, Australian/US baseball infielder (San Diego Padres)
Jan 7th - Clint Mansell, English musician and composer
Jan 8th - Hiromi Kobayashi, Fukushima Japan, LPGA golfer (1993 JAL Big Apple)
Jan 9th - Michael Everson, expert in writing systems and Unicode
Jan 10th - Frank Wijnhoven, Dutch soccer player (NEC, Treffers)
Jan 10th - Mark Pryor, American politician
Jan 11th - Jason Connery, London England, actor (Robin Hood)
Jan 11th - Kate Gompert, Ames lA, tennis star
Jan 11th - Petra Schneider, E German swimming star (world record 400m)
Jan 11th - Tracy Caulkins, Winona Minn, swimmer (Olympic-3 gold-1984)
Jan 12th - François Girard, French-Canadian film director and screenwriter
Jan 13th - Dirk Tazelaar, cricketer (Queensland & Surrey left-arm pace bowler)
Jan 13th - Felita Carr, Fort Lauderdale Fl, dance skater (& Komarov-1995 Pac Champ)
Jan 13th - Tim Patrick Kelly, Trenton NJ, guitarist (Slaughter-Stick it Live)
Jan 13th - Kevin McClatchy, American businessman
Jan 14th - Steven Soderbergh, Atlanta, Georgia, American producer, director, writer (Ocean's Eleven, Traffic)
Jan 15th - Erling Kagge, Norway, explorer (South Pole)
Jan 15th - Lijuan Geng, Hebei China, Canadian tennis player (Olympics-96)
Jan 15th - Richard Nasheim, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
Jan 15th - Yaro Dachniwsky, Chicago Illinois, team handball goalie (Olympics-1996)
Jan 16th - James May, English television presenter
Jan 17th - Kai Hansen, German singer and guitarist (Gamma Ray)
Jan 18th - Jane Horrocks, Lancashire England, actress (Absolutely Fabulous)
Jan 18th - Maxime Bernier, French Canadian politician
Jan 18th - Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland
Jan 18th - Yury Zakharevich, Soviet weightlifter
Jan 19th - Adele Peterson, LPGA golfer
Jan 19th - Caron Wheeler, English singer (Soul II Soul-Keep on Movin')
Jan 19th - Michael Adams, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
Jan 19th - Martin Bashir, Pakistani-born reporter
Jan 20th - Scott Fisher, San Jose California, Australian basketball forward (Oly-96)
Jan 20th - James Denton, American actor
Jan 21st - Cindy Schreyer, Forest Park GA, LPGA golfer (1993 Sun-Times Challenge)
Jan 21st - Detlef Schrempf, Germany, NBA forward (Mavericks, Pacers, Supersonics)
Jan 21st - Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon, Nigeria, NBA center (Rockets, Oly-gold-96)
Jan 21st - Jessie Hester, NFL player (St Louis Rams)
Jan 22nd - Jeff Treadway, US baseball infielder (LA Dodgers)
Jan 22nd - Andrei Tchmil, Ukrainian-Belgian cyclist
Jan 23rd - Gail O'Grady, Detroit, actress (Hitman, Nobody's Perfect, NYPD Blue)
NBA Center Hakeem OlajuwonNBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon (Jan 23rd) Jan 23rd - Hakeem Olajuwon, Lagos, Nigeria, NBA center (Houston Rockets)
Jan 23rd - Rocco Romano, CFL guard (Calgary Stampeders)
Jan 24th - Martyn Grimley, English field hockey player
Jan 24th - Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer
Jan 25th - Carl Fysh, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
Jan 25th - Joe Lloyd, Highland Park Ill, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Space Coast)
Jan 26th - Andrew Ridgeley, England, rock guitarist (Wham-Wake Me Up)
Jan 26th - Jazzie B, [Beresford Romeo], English rapper (Soul II Soul-Feel Free)
Jan 26th - Simon O'Donnell, cricketer (Deniliquin NSW ODI all-rounder 1985-90)
Jan 26th - José Mourinho, Portuguese football manager
Jan 28th - Colleen Harp, Washington DC, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994)
Jan 28th - Danny Spitz, heavy metal guitarist (Anthrax-Protest & Survive)
Jan 28th - Denise Beillmann, Switz, figure skater (Olympics-4th-1980)
Jan 29th - Michelle Bell, Melrose MA, LPGA golfer (1981 Mass School Girls Champ)
Jan 29th - Bob Holly, American professional wrestler
Jan 31st - John Dye, Amory Mass, actor (Andrew-Touched by an Angel)
Feb 1st - Takashi Murakami, Japanese artist
Feb 2nd - Stephen McGann, Liverpool England, actor (Catherine the Great)
Feb 2nd - Eva Cassidy, American singer (d. 1996)
Feb 2nd - Philip Laats, Belgian judoka
Feb 4th - Jane Leary, Sydney Australia, golfer (1992 Australian Amateur Champ)
Feb 4th - Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss alpine skier (Olympic-gold-1988)
Feb 4th - Tracie Ruiz-Conforto, Hawaii, sync swimmer (Oly-2 gold/silver-84, 88)
Feb 5th - Steven Shainberg, American film director
Feb 6th - David Capel, cricketer (England all-rounder in 15 Tests 1987-90)
Feb 6th - Mike Hough, Montreal, NHL left wing (Florida Panthers)
Feb 6th - Kevin Trudeau, American entrepreneur
Feb 7th - Heidemarie M Stefanyshyn-Piper, St Paul Minn, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut
Feb 7th - Roland Lefebvre, cricket pace bowler (Glamorgan & Holland)
Feb 8th - Mohammad Azharuddin, cricketer (elegant Indian batsman 1984-)
Feb 8th - Raleigh MCkenzie, NFL center/guard (Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers)
Feb 8th - Joshua Kadison, American pianist and songwriter
Feb 9th - Bonnie Levin, Miami Beach Fla, WPVA volleyballer
Feb 9th - Madusa Miceli, [Debra Ann], Milan Italy, wrestler (WCW)
Feb 9th - Mike Rindel, cricketer (N Transvaal opening bat ODI ton v Pak 1995)
Feb 9th - Travis Tritt, Marietta Ga, country vocalist (Country Club)
Feb 9th - Brian Greene, American physicist
Feb 10th - Bennie Thompson, NFLer (Saints, Chiefs, Cleveland Browns/Ravens)
Feb 10th - Harris Huizingh, soccer player (FC Groningen)
Feb 10th - Joakim Nystrom, Sweden, tennis star
Feb 10th - Lenny Dykstra, centerfielder (NY Met, Philadelphia Phillies)
Feb 11th - Todd Benzinger, US baseball player (SF Giants)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 15 of 15

Country Singer Willie NelsonCountry Singer Willie Nelson (Jan 12th) Jan 12th - Country singer Willie Nelson (29) weds singer Shirley Collie (31) in Las Vegas
Mar 20th - Sikkim crown prince Paldan Thondup Namgyal marries Hope Cooke
Mar 21st - Singer and actress Barbra Streisand (20) marries actor Elliot Gould (24)
Apr 24th - English princess Alexandra marries Sir Angus Ogilvy at Westminster Abbey
May 5th - Iraqi President Saddam Hussein (26) weds teacher Sajida Talfah (26)
May 11th - Prime Minister of Canada John Turner (33) weds Geills McCrae Kilgour (25)
Jun 1st - Actor Rod Taylor (33) weds model Mary Hilem (25) at Westwood Community Methodist Church in Hollywood
Actor Rod TaylorActor Rod Taylor (Jun 1st) Jun 14th - "The Golden Girls" actress Betty White (41) weds "Password" game show host Allen Ludden (45) at the Sands Hotel-Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada
Jul 12th - NFL coach Jimmy Johnson (19) weds Linda Kay Cooper
Sep 13th - Singer Barbra Striesand & actor Elliot Gould marry
Oct 15th - Folk singer Mary Travers (26) weds photographer Barry Feinstein
Oct 26th - Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (30) weds director-producer William Asher (42) in El Paso, Texas
Nov 10th - Actress Doris Roberts (33) weds novelist William Goyen (48)
Nov 12th - Singer and actor Robert Goulet (30) weds actress Carol Lawrence (31)
American Singer and Actor Robert GouletAmerican Singer and Actor Robert Goulet (Nov 12th) Nov 23rd - "12 Angry Men" director Sidney Lumet (39) weds Lena Horne's daughter Gail Jones

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 227

Jan 2nd - Dick Powell, actor/director (Dick Powell Theater), dies at 58
Jan 2nd - Jack Carson, actor (Star is Born, Mildred Pierce), dies at 52
Jan 3rd - Oscar Backing, Austria/Neth viola player, dies at 83
Jan 5th - Rogers Hornsby, baseball player, dies of a heart ailment at 66
Jan 6th - Lourens GM Baas Becking, Dutch botanist/resistance fighter, dies at 68
Jan 7th - Arthur Moore, Premier of Queensland (b. 1876)
Jan 8th - Stark Young, US writer (So Red the Rose), dies at 81
Jan 8th - Kay Sage, American artist and poet commits suicide aged 64
Jan 10th - Tadeusz Szeligowski, composer, dies at 66
Jan 11th - Arthur D Nock, English/Americans historian (St Paul), dies at 60
Jan 13th - Leonardus G Kortenhorst, Dutch MP (KVP), dies at 76
Jan 14th - Gustav Regler, writer, dies at 64
Jan 16th - Gilardo Gilardi, composer, dies at 73
Jan 16th - Ike Quebec, American tenor-saxophone player (b. 1918)
Jan 18th - Johnnie Moyes, journalist/cricketer (S Aust batsman), dies
Jan 21st - Al St John, actor (Law & Order, Devil Riders), dies at 70
Jan 21st - Franz Jung, writer, dies at 74
Jan 25th - Wilson Kettle, Nfld, dies at 102, leaving 582 living descendents
Jan 26th - John Sigvard Olsen, comedian (Olsen & Johnson), dies at 70
Jan 27th - John Farrow, actor/director (Botany Bay), dies at 58
Jan 28th - Jean Felix Piccard, swiss explorer, dies on his 79th birthday
Jan 28th - Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (b. 1884)
Poet Robert FrostPoet Robert Frost (Jan 29th) Jan 29th - Robert Frost, American poet (New Hampshire, 4 Pulitzers), dies at 88
Jan 30th - P F "Plum" Warner, cricketer (England mgr during Bodyline tour), dies
Jan 30th - Francis Poulenc, French composer (b. 1899)
Feb 1st - Fleetwood Lindley, the last living person to see Abraham Lincoln's face (b. 1888)
Feb 2nd - Herman Bouber, [Blom], actor/playwright (Bluejackets), dies at 77
Feb 6th - Mohammed ibn al-Chattabi Abd el-Krim, Morocco opposition leader, dies
Feb 6th - Werner Erich Josten, German composer (Jungle), dies at 77
Feb 6th - Abd el-Krim, Moroccan politician
Feb 7th - Learco Guerra, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
Feb 8th - Abdul Karim Kassem, PM of Iraq (58-63), assassinated in Baghdad at 48
Feb 8th - George Dolenz, Italian actor (Count of Monte Cristo), dies at 55
Author Sylvia PlathAuthor Sylvia Plath (Feb 11th) Feb 11th - Sylvia Plath, American poet/novelist (Ariel), commits suicide at 30
Feb 13th - Harry Steers, bowling hall of famer, dies
Feb 16th - Laszlo Lajtha, composer, dies at 70
Feb 18th - Monte Blue, silent film actor (Apache), dies of heart attack at 73
Feb 18th - Todd "Hugh" Gaitskell, leader British Labour Party, dies at 56
Feb 20th - Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor (b. 1914)
Feb 20th - Jacob Gade, Danish composer(b. 1879)
Feb 26th - Artturi A Leinonen, Fin journalist/politician (Prophet), dies at 74
Feb 28th - Theodore Newton, actor (Voltaire, Ace of Aces), dies at 58
Feb 28th - Rajendra Prasad, First President of India (b. 1884)
Mar 1st - Irish Meusel, American baseball player (b. 1893)
Mar 1st - Jorge Daponte, Argentine racing driver (b. 1923)
Mar 4th - William Carlos Williams, US physician/poet, dies at 79
Mar 5th - Cyril Smith, actor (Adv of Sir Lancelot), dies at 70
Mar 5th - Hawkshaw Hawkins, country singer (Ozark Jubilee), dies at 41
Country Music Singer Patsy ClineCountry Music Singer Patsy Cline (Mar 5th) Mar 5th - Patsy Cline, country singer (Crazy), dies in a plane crash at 30
Mar 5th - Cowboy Copas, American singer (b. 1913)
Mar 6th - Kornelis ter Laan, 1st Dutch socialist mayor (Zaandam), dies at 91
Mar 8th - John Hartley, cricketer (bowl avg 115 in 2 Tests for Eng 1906), dies
Mar 11th - Mahomed Nissar, cricketer (6 Tests for India 1932-36, 25 wkts), dies
Mar 13th - Austin Dobson, British racing driver (b. 1912)
Mar 17th - William Henry Squire, composer, dies at 91
Mar 18th - Wanda Hawley, American actress (b. 1895)
Mar 20th - Karl Otten, writer, dies at 73
Mar 23rd - Davey Moore, dies seconds after KOed in feather-weight championship
Mar 25th - David Moore, US feather weight boxer, dies at 29
Mar 28th - Alec A Templeton, composer/pianist (Alec Templeton Time), dies at 52
Mar 29th - Pola Gojawiczynska, Polish author (Stolica), dies at 64
Mar 30th - Alexander Vasil'yevich Gauk, composer, dies at 69
Apr 4th - Endzion Barelli, dies 2 days after winning a boxing match at 18
Apr 4th - Jason Robards Sr, actor (Acapulco), dies at 70
Apr 5th - Jacobus JP Old, architect/co-founder (The Style), dies at 73
Apr 5th - Julius Harrison, composer, dies at 78
Apr 6th - Otto Struve, Russian-born astronomer (b. 1897)
Apr 8th - Len Tuckett, cricketer (no runs no wkts in 1 Test for S A), dies
Apr 15th - Edward "Carji" Greeves, Australian rules footballer (b. 1903)
Apr 18th - Henrietta Kreis, 3rd of famous Wallenda aerialist to fall to death
Apr 18th - Meyer Jacobstein, American politician (b. 1880)
Apr 30th - Bryant Washburn, actor (Nabonga, Millionaire Kid), dies at 74
May 1st - Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer, Father of the Philippine National Language and Grammar (b. 1879)
May 2nd - Jack Crawford, cricketer (469 runs & 39 wickets in 12 Tests), dies
May 2nd - Tomas Vackar, composer, dies at 17
May 2nd - Van Wyck Brooks, US historian (Ordeal of Mark Twain), dies at 77
May 5th - Heinrich Gebhard, composer, dies
May 5th - Jacobus JP Old, architect/co-founder (Stijl), dies at 73
May 6th - Monty Wooley, actor (Pied Piper, Man Who Came to Dinner), dies at 74
May 6th - Theodore von Kármán, Hungarian-born physicist (b. 1881)
May 10th - Gene "Big Daddy" Lipscomb, American football player (b. 1931)
May 11th - Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
May 12th - Stanislaw Wiechowicz, composer, dies at 69
May 12th - Bobby Kerr, Canadian runner (b. 1882)
May 13th - Alois Hudal, bishop, helped Nazi war criminals escape (b. 1885)
May 17th - John Wilce, physician and former head football coach at the Ohio State University (b. 1888)
May 18th - Ernie Davis, American football player (b. 1939)
May 24th - Elmore James, blues guitarist, dies at 45 of a heart attack
May 26th - Sharon Lynn, actress (Way Out West, Big Broadcast), dies at 53
May 27th - Lambrakis, Greek EDA-parliament leader, murdered
May 28th - Vissarion Yakovlevich Shebalin, composer, dies at 60
May 31st - Carel C van Essen, archaeologist (Art of Ancient Rome), dies at 63
Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII (Jun 3rd) Jun 3rd - Pope John XXIII [Angelo G Roncalli], Pope (1958-63), dies at 81
Jun 3rd - Paul Maxey, actor (Matt-Lassie, Mayor-People's Choice), dies at 57
Jun 3rd - Nazim Hikmet, Turkish poet (b. 1902)
Jun 7th - Zasu Pitts, actress (Wedding March, Life With Father), dies at 65
Jun 10th - Anita King, actress (Tender Loving Care), dies of heart attack at 74
Jun 11th - Quang Duc, Buddhist monk, immolates himself on a street in Saigon
Jun 12th - Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (Cape Matapan, WW II), dies at 80
Jun 12th - Medgar Evers, NAACP official, shot in Jackson Miss at 37

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