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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 672

Jan 1st - Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland dissolved
Jan 1st - KNMT TV channel 12 in Walker, MN (CBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 1st - KTVS TV channel 3 in Sterling, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 2nd - Failed assassination attempt on president Nkrumah of Ghana
Jan 3rd - Jack Paar Show, shows a clip of the Beatles singing "She Loves You"
Jan 5th - Pope Paul VI visits Jordan & Israel
Jan 5th - San Diego Chargers win AFL-championship
Jan 6th - Charlie Finlay announces he wants to move KC A's to Louisville
Jan 6th - Rolling Stones' 1st tour as headline act (with Ronettes)
Jan 7th - Bahamas becomes self-governing
Jan 7th - Dick Weber rolls highest bowling game in air (Boeing 707)
Jan 8th - President Lyndon B. Johnson declares "War on Poverty"
36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson Jan 9th - Anti-US rioting broke out in Panama Canal Zone
Jan 10th - Battles between moslems & hindus in Calcutta
Jan 10th - Panama severs diplomatic relations with US
Jan 10th - US version of "That Was The Week That Was," premieres
Jan 11th - "She Loves Me" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 302 perfs
Jan 11th - Beatles "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is #80 in US (Cashbox)
Jan 11th - Panama ends diplomatic relations with US
Jan 11th - 1st government report warning by US Surgeon General Luther Terry reports that smoking may be hazardous
Jan 12th - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 31-17
Jan 12th - Revolution overthrows Sultan of Zanzibar, 1 month after independence
Jan 13th - Karol Wojtyla becomes archbishop of Krakow
Jan 13th - Hindu-Muslim rioting breaks out in the Indian city of Calcutta - now Kolkata - resulting in the deaths of more than 100 people.
Jan 14th - 14th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 111-107 at Boston
Jan 14th - Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 v England, 21 maiden overs in a row
Jan 14th - Jacqueline Kennedy's 1st public appearance (TV) since President Kennedy's assassination
Jan 15th - Baseball agrees to hold a free-agent draft in NYC
Jan 15th - Teamsters negotiate 1st national labor contract
Jan 16th - "Hello, Dolly!" opens at St James Theater NYC for 2,844 performances
Jan 16th - AL owners vote 9-1 against Charlie Finley moving KC A's to Louisville
Jan 18th - Beatles 1st appear on Billboard Chart (I Want to Hold Your Hand-#35)
Jan 18th - Plans for World Trade Center announced (NYC)
Jan 19th - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
Jan 19th - KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 20th - "Meet The Beatles" album released in US
Jan 21st - Carl T Rowan named director of US Information Agency
Jan 22nd - Kenneth Kaunda becomes premier of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia)
Jan 22nd - World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured in Wisconsin for New York's World Fair
Jan 23rd - 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections
Playwright Arthur MillerPlaywright Arthur Miller Jan 23rd - Arthur Miller's "After the Fall" premieres in NYC
Jan 24th - CBS purchases 1964 & 1965 NFL TV rights for $28.2 million
Jan 24th - Martin Kresses final comic strip of Eric the Viking
Jan 24th - 24th Amendment to US Constitution goes into effect & states voting rights could not be denied due to failure to pay taxes
Jan 25th - Beatles 1st US #1, "I Want to Hold your Hand" (Cashbox)
Jan 25th - Echo 2, US communications satellite launched
Jan 27th - "Introducing the Beatles" album released in US
Jan 27th - Barlow & Graeme Pollock complete 341 stand at Adelaide Oval
Jan 27th - Margaret Chase Smith (Sen-R-Maine) tries for Republican Pres bid
Jan 29th - 9th Winter Olympic games open in Innsbruck, Austria
Jan 29th - Beatles record in German "Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand" & "Sie Liebt Dich"
Jan 29th - Most lopsided high-school basketball score 211-29 (Louisiana)
Jan 29th - NBC purchases AFL 5 year (1965-69) TV rights for $36 million
Film Director Stanley KubrickFilm Director Stanley Kubrick Jan 29th - Stanley Kubrick's "Dr Strangelove" premieres
Jan 29th - Unmanned Apollo 1 Saturn launcher test attains Earth orbit
Jan 30th - Military coup of Gen Nguyen Khanh in South Vietnam
Jan 30th - Ranger 6 launched; makes perfect flight to Moon, but cameras fail
Jan 31st - US report "Smoking & Health" connects smoking to lung cancer
Feb 1st - "Stop the World, I Want to..." closes at Shubert NYC after 556 perf
Feb 1st - Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand," 1st #1 hit, stays #1 for 7 weeks
Feb 1st - Indiana Governor Mathew Walsh tries to ban "Louie Louie" for obscenity
Feb 1st - Suriname River dammed
Feb 2nd - GI Joe, debuts as a popular American boy's toy
Feb 2nd - Sjoukje Dijkstra (Neth) wins Olympic gold for figure skating
Feb 2nd - Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, & Miller Huggins are selected to Hall of Fame
Feb 3rd - "Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold
Feb 3rd - Black & Puerto Rican students boycott NYC public schools
Feb 4th - FAA begins 6 month test of reactions to sonic booms over Oklahoma City
Feb 6th - "Rugantino" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 28 performances
Feb 6th - France & Great-Britain sign accord over building channel tunnel
Feb 6th - WCIU TV channel 26 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
Feb 7th - Baskin-Robbins introduces Beatle Nut ice cream
Feb 7th - Beatles land at NY's JFK airport, for 1st US tour
Feb 7th - Cassius Clay becomes a black Moslem
Feb 7th - Roger Sessions' 5th Symphony, premieres
Feb 8th - Peter Shaffer's "Royal Hunt of the Sun," premieres in London
Feb 8th - Rep Martha Griffiths address gets civil rights protection for women being added to the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Feb 9th - 1st appearance of Beatles on "Ed Sullivan Show" (73.7 million viewers)
Feb 9th - 9th Winter Olympic games close at Innsbruck, Austria
Feb 9th - GI Joe character created
Feb 9th - Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi
Feb 9th - NYC news anchor Jim Jenson's 1st appearance on WCBS-TV
Feb 10th - Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager sinks after colliding with aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne, killing 82
Feb 10th - WBGU TV channel 27 in Bowling Green, OH (PBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 11th - Beatles 1st live appearance in US; Washington DC Coliseum
Feb 11th - Greek & Turks begin fighting in Limassol, Cyprus
Feb 11th - Taiwan drops diplomatic relations with France
Feb 12th - Beatles 1st NYC concert (Carnegie Hall)
Feb 12th - End of Richie Benaud's 63-Test Cricket career
Feb 12th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
Feb 12th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
Feb 12th - Fighting breaks out between Turks and Greeks over dispute islands in Cyprus and 16 are killed; the UN responds the following month by sending a peacekeeping force
Feb 15th - Beatles' "Meet the Beatles!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 11 weeks
Basketball Player/US Senator Bill BradleyBasketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley Feb 15th - Bill Bradley scores 51 points for Princeton
Feb 16th - "Foxy" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 72 performances
Feb 16th - Beatles' 2nd appearance on "Ed Sullivan Show"
Feb 17th - 101st member elected to baseball's hall of fame (Luke Appling)
Feb 17th - US House of Representatives accept Law on the civil rights
Feb 17th - US Supreme court rules - 1 man 1 vote (Westberry v Sanders)
Feb 17th - WMEM TV channel 10 in Presque Isle, ME (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,022

Jan 1st - DeDee Pfeiffer, actress (Cybill)
Jan 1st - Juliana Donald, American actress
Jan 2nd - Christopher John Gray, priest
Jan 2nd - Pernell Whitaker, boxer (Olympic-gold)
Jan 2nd - Rumesh Ratnayake, cricketer (Sri Lankan pacer in 23 Tests 1983-92)
Jan 3rd - Cheryl Miller, Riverside California, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984)
Jan 3rd - Bruce LaBruce, Canadian filmmaker
Jan 4th - Stephanie Maxwell-Pierson, Somerville NJ, US rower (Olympic-92)
Jan 5th - John Erickson, Woodland Hills California, golfer (1991 Windsor Charity)
Jan 5th - Ted Harris Poley, Englewood NJ, rocker (Danger Danger-Screw It)
Jan 5th - Tracy Ham, CFL quarterback (Montreal Alouettes)
Jan 6th - Charles Haley, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
Jan 6th - Mark O'Toole, bassist/drummer (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax)
Jan 6th - Rafael Vidal, Venezuelan athlete (d. 2005)
Jan 6th - Henry Maske, German boxer
Jan 6th - Jacqueline Moore, American wrestler
Jan 6th - Yuri, Mexican actress and singer
Jan 7th - Francisco Maciel, Mexico, tennis star
Actor Nicolas CageActor Nicolas Cage (Jan 7th) Jan 7th - Nicolas Cage, [Coppola], actor (Moonstruck, Racing with the Moon)
Jan 8th - Peter [Ped] Gill, rocker (Frankie Goes to Hollywood-Relax) [or 3/5]
Jan 8th - Virgil Hill, Missouri, middleweight boxer (Olympic-silver-1984)
Jan 9th - Stan Javier, S P de Macoris Dom Rep, outfielder (Oak A's, SF Giants)
Jan 10th - Karen Josephson, Bristol Ct, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992)
Jan 10th - Krista Tesreau, St Louis Mo, actress (Tina-OLTL, Silk Stalkings)
Jan 10th - Sarah Josephson, Bristol Ct, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992)
Jan 10th - Brad Roberts, Canadian singer (Crash Test Dummies)
Jan 12th - Laura Gildemeister, Argentina, tennis star
Jan 12th - Lynne Marie Thurik, Vancouver Wash, Miss Washington-America (1991)
Internet entrepreneur Jeff BezosInternet entrepreneur Jeff Bezos (Jan 12th) Jan 12th - Jeff Bezos, Albuquerque New Mexico, American entrepreneur and founder of
Jan 13th - Penelope Ann Miller, LA Ca, actress (Kindergarden Cop) [or Feb 13]
Jan 13th - Ronan Rafferty, Northern Irish golfer
Jan 14th - Sergei Nemchinov, Moscow Russia, NHL center (NY Islanders, Oly-Silver-98)
Jan 14th - Mark Addy, British actor
Jan 14th - Ernest Miller, American wrestler
Jan 14th - Shepard Smith, American news anchor
Jan 15th - Cees van der de Linden, soccer player
Jan 15th - Paula Schnurr, Kirkland Lake Ontario, 1.5k (Olympics-8-92, 96)
Jan 15th - Osmo Tapio Räihälä, Finnish composer
Jan 16th - Gail Graham, Vanderhoof BC, LPGA golfer (1995 Fieldcrest Cannon)
Jan 16th - Mark Collins, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Giants, KC Chiefs, GB Packers)
Jan 16th - Trevor Barsby, cricketer (Queensland opening batsman since 1984-85)
Jan 17th - Jeff Tabaka, US baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres)
Jan 17th - Michelle Obama, wife of Barack Obama and Ist Lady
Jan 18th - Brady Anderson, Silver Spring MD, outfielder (Baltimore Orioles)
Jan 18th - Jenny Holliday, Australian softball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
Jan 18th - Enrico Lo Verso, Italian actor
Jan 19th - Janine Antoni, Bahamian artist
Jan 19th - Ricardo Arjona, Guatemalan singer
Jan 20th - Ozzie Guillen, Oculare del Tuy Venezuela, shortstop (Chicago White Sox)
Jan 20th - Roger Smith, Freeport Bahamas, tennis doubles player
Jan 20th - Ron Harper, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
Jan 20th - Victoria Sellers, actress (Crime Zone, Warlords), born in London, England
Jan 20th - Kazushige Nojima, Japanese game scenario writer
Jan 22nd - Ann Rowe, Auburn Maine, Miss Maine-America (1991)
Jan 22nd - Maria Ellingsen, Reykjavik Iceland, actress (Katrina-Santa Barbara)
Jan 22nd - Stojko Vrankovic, NBA center (LA Clippers)
Jan 22nd - Wayne Kirby, Williamsburg VA, outfielder (Cleve Indians, LA Dodgers)
Jan 23rd - Frank Winters, NFL center (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
Actress Mariska HargitayActress Mariska Hargitay (Jan 23rd) Jan 23rd - Mariska Hargitay, actress (Jesse Smith-Downtown, ER), born in Santa Monica, California
Jan 24th - Rob Dibble, Bridgeport Ct, pitcher (Cin Reds)
Jan 24th - Ronnie McCann, Evander South Africa, Nike golfer (1993 Hawkeye-37th)
Jan 25th - Bob Sweeney, Concord, NHL center (NY Islanders, Calgary Flames)
Jan 25th - Chip Foster, actor (Chip & Pepper's Surf's Up Saturday)
Jan 25th - Pepper Foster, actress (Chip & Pepper's Surf's Up Saturday)
Jan 25th - William Thomas Andrade, Fall River MA, PGA golfer (1991 Kemper Open)
Jan 26th - Paul Johansson, American actor
Jan 27th - Bridget Fonda, actress (Scandal, Single White Female), born in Los Angeles, California
Jan 27th - Cathy Podewell, California, actress (Dallas)
Jan 27th - Inga Thompson, Reno Nevada, US cyclist (Olympic-8th-88, 84, 92)
Jan 27th - Jack Haley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
Jan 27th - Migi, [Miguel Drummond] rock (Curiosity Killed Cat-Keep Your Distance)
Jan 27th - Woody Austin, PGA golfer (1995 Buick Open), born in Tampa, Florida
Jan 28th - Dwight Stone, NFL receiver/running back (Car Panthers, GB Packers)
Jan 28th - Emlyn Aubrey, PGA golfer (1995 Nestles-25th)
Jan 29th - Andre Reed, NFL wide receiver (Buffalo Bills)
Jan 29th - John Gallagher, rugby league player
Jan 29th - John Habyan, US baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals)
Jan 29th - Roddy Frame, rock vocalist/guitarist (Aztec Camera-Stray)
Jan 29th - Anna Ryder Richardson, British interior designer and television presenter
Jan 30th - Cheryl Akemi Toma, Pearl City Hawaii, Miss Hawaii-America (1991)
Jan 31st - Oto Hascak, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
Jan 31st - Remi Bouchard, Lasalle Que, Canadian Tour golfer (1989 India Open)
Jan 31st - Sharon Cain, San Antonio TX, team handball center back (Olympics-1996)
Jan 31st - Jeff Hanneman, American musician (Slayer), (d. 2013)
Feb 1st - Jani Lane, [John Kennedy Oswald] heavy metal musician and singer (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
Feb 1st - Dwayne Rudolph Goettel, musician
Feb 1st - Kaitlin Hopkins, actress (Kelsey-Another World), born in NYC, New York
Feb 1st - Sharon Bruneau, Toronto Ontario, actress (Sensuous Muscle)
Feb 1st - Mario Pelchat, Quebec singer
Feb 1st - Linus Roache, English actor
Feb 4th - Noodles, American guitarist (The Offspring)
Feb 5th - Jim Pugh, Burbank CA, tennis star
Feb 5th - Alexia, Cypriot singer
Feb 5th - Duff McKagan [Michael Andrew], American bassist (Guns N' Roses), born in Seattle, Washington
Feb 6th - Matt Hayes, Australian soling yachter (Olympics-96)
Feb 6th - Skip Ewing, Redlands California, country vocalist (Coast of Colorado)
Feb 7th - Cynthia "Sippy" Woodhead, Riverside California, swimmer (Olympic-silver-84)
Feb 7th - Dona L Speir, Norwalk California, playmate (March, 1984)
Feb 7th - Gretchen Magers, Pittsburgh PA/San Antonio TX, tennis star
Feb 8th - Dennis Gibson, NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 23 of 23

Actor/Comedian Bill CosbyActor/Comedian Bill Cosby (Jan 25th) Jan 25th - Comedian and actor Bill Cosby marries Camille Olivia Hanks
Jan 25th - MLB outfielder Pete Rose (22) weds first wife Karolyn Englehardt
Feb 19th - Actor Peter Sellers (38) weds actress Britt Ekland in London, England
Mar 15th - Actress Elizabeth Taylor (32) marries for the 5th time to actor Richard Burton (38)
Apr 9th - Serial killer John Wayne Gacy (22) weds co-worker Marlynn Myers
Apr 29th - Princess Irene marries Spanish prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma
May 5th - Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella (41) weds long-time friend Roxie Joynes
Guitarist Ritchie BlackmoreGuitarist Ritchie Blackmore (May 18th) May 18th - Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (19) weds Margrit Volkmar
Jun 27th - Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) weds academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) in Beverly Hills, California
Jul 2nd - Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson (52) weds Sigmond Galloway
Jul 31st - George Lascelles marries Patricia Tuckwell
Aug 4th - Jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane (35) weds Alice Macleod
Aug 5th - Film director Mel Brooks (38) weds actress Anne Bancroft (32) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau
Aug 14th - World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali (22) weds cocktail waitress Sonja Roi
Karate Star/Actor Bruce LeeKarate Star/Actor Bruce Lee (Aug 17th) Aug 17th - Martial artist and actor Bruce Lee (23) weds teacher Linda Emery (19)
Aug 29th - 46th US Vice President Dick Cheney (23) weds Lynne Ann Vincent (23) at the First Presbyterian Church of Casper in Wyoming
Sep 18th - Greek king Constantine II marries Danish princess Anne-Marie
Sep 19th - Author Peter Benchley (24) weds Winifred B. Wesson
Sep 24th - Actress Jayne Mansfield (31) weds film producer and director Matt Cimber in Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Oct 14th - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts weds Shirley Shepherd
Oct 27th - Singers Sonny & Cher wed, Cher wore bell-bottoms
Nov 14th - MLB right fielder Roberto Clemente (30) weds Vera Zabala at San Fernando Church in Carolina
Fashion Designer Ralph LaurenFashion Designer Ralph Lauren (Dec 20th) Dec 20th - Fashion designer Ralph Lauren (25) weds Ricky Anne Loew-Beer in NYC, New York

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

Actress Elizabeth TaylorActress Elizabeth Taylor (Mar 6th) Mar 6th - Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 4th divorce from entertainer Eddie Fisher
Jul 28th - Broadway musical actress-singer Ethel Merman (56) divorces academy award-winning actor Ernest Borgnine (47) after 32 days of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 228

Jan 1st - Alf Hall, cricketer (S Afr lefty quick took 40 wkts in 7 Tests), dies
Jan 1st - Otto Emanuel Olsson, composer, dies at 84
Jan 1st - Rika Hopper, Dutch actress (Comedia, Anastasia), dies at about 86
Jan 1st - Bechara El Khoury, President of Lebanon (b. 1890)
Jan 4th - Ralph Dumke, actor (Movieland Quiz), dies at 64
Jan 6th - Edgar Maass, German/US author (Verdun), dies at 67
Jan 7th - Colin C McPhee, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles), dies at 62
Jan 7th - Cyril Davies, American musician (b. 1932)
Jan 8th - Arnoldus JC Krafft, theologist (Atlas of Neth Antilles), dies at 71
Jan 8th - Julius Raab, Austrian Chancellor (1953-61), dies at 72
Jan 9th - Halide Edib Adevar/Salih, Turkish feminist (Handan), dies at about 80
Jan 10th - A Marja, Dutch author (Man of Day & Night), dies at 46
Jan 12th - C R Browne, cricket leg-spinner (WI in 4 Tests, 6 wkts), dies
Jan 15th - Weldon John "Jack" Teagarden, US jazz trombonist/singer, dies at 58
Jan 17th - Terence Hanbury White, novelist (England Have My Bones), dies at 57
Author T. H. WhiteAuthor T. H. White (Jan 17th) Jan 17th - T. H. White, English author of the King Arthur novels, dies of heart failure at 57
Jan 19th - Firmin Lambot, Belgian cyclist (b. 1886)
Jan 20th - Jan Rychlik, composer, dies at 47
Jan 21st - Joseph Schildkraut, actor (Cleopatra, Diary of Anne Frank), dies at 68
Jan 22nd - Marc Blitzstein, US composer (Cradle Will Rock), dies at 58
Jan 23rd - Louis Horst, composer, dies at 80
Jan 27th - Lieb Glantz, composer, dies at 65
Jan 29th - Alan Ladd, actor (Shane), dies at 50 in Palm Springs Calif
Jan 30th - Berthold Altaner, German church historian, dies at 80
Feb 3rd - Sir Albert Richardson, English architect (b. 1880)
Feb 4th - Siegfried T Bok, neurobiologist/anatomist (Cybernetica), dies at 71
Feb 6th - Sophocles Venizelos, premier of Greece (1944, 50-51), dies at 69
Feb 6th - W L Cornford, England cricket wicket-keeper (4 Tests v NZ 1930), dies
Revolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio AguinaldoRevolutionary General and 1st President of the Philippines Emilio Aguinaldo (Feb 6th) Feb 6th - Emilio Aguinaldo, Filipino general and President (1899-1901) (b. 1869)
Feb 7th - Hermann A J Kees, German egyptologist, dies at 77
Feb 7th - Lillian Copeland, US discus thrower (Oly-gold-32), dies at 59
Feb 8th - Tom Terriss, English director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), dies at 91
Feb 9th - Willie Bryant, singer (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 55
Feb 10th - Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (b. 1905)
Feb 13th - Ken Hubbs, 2nd baseman (Chicago Cubs), dies in plane crash at 22
Feb 13th - Werner Heyde, German psyhiatrist (b. 1902)
Feb 15th - Robert L. Thornton, American businessman and politician (b. 1880)
Feb 18th - Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Quebec inventor and industrialist (b. 1907)
Feb 20th - R T Stanyforth, English cricket wicketkeeper (South Africa 1927-28), dies
Feb 22nd - Edie Martin, actor (Titfield Thunderbolt), dies at 84
Feb 24th - Alexander Archipenko, Ukr sculptor/water colors painter, dies at 76
Feb 24th - Frank Conroy, actor (Midnight Mary, Threat), dies at 73
Feb 25th - Alexander Archipenko, sculptor, dies
Feb 25th - Grace Metalious, American writer (b. 1924)
Feb 27th - Orry-Kelly, Australian costume designer (b. 1897)
Feb 28th - Dirk HW Filarski, painter/lithographer (Bergen School), dies at 78
Feb 29th - Frank Albertson, actor (Room Service), dies at 55
Feb 29th - Victor van Straelen, Flemish biologist/paleontologist, dies at 74
Mar 1st - Sergius Kagen, composer, dies at 54
Mar 6th - King Paul I, of Greece (1947-64), dies at 62
Mar 7th - Franz Alexander, Hungarian/US psycho analyst, dies at 73
Mar 9th - Johanna W "Mina" Bakker, Dutch actress (Boefje), dies at 87
Mar 9th - Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Prussian general/politician, dies at 93
Mar 13th - Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, stabbed to death in Queens; almost 40 witnesses but no rescuers
Mar 15th - Paul Cavanagh, actor (Black Arrow, Woman in Green), dies at 75
Mar 16th - Nicholas Joy, actor (Boss Lady), dies at 80
Mar 18th - Norbert Wiener, US mathematician (cybernetics), dies at 69
Mar 18th - Sigfrid Edström, Swedish sports official (b. 1870)
Irish Poet and Playwright Brendan BehanIrish Poet and Playwright Brendan Behan (Mar 20th) Mar 20th - Brendan Behan, Irish writer/poet, dies at 41
Mar 20th - Jean Rogister, composer, dies at 84
Mar 22nd - Addison Richards, actor (Col-Pentagon), dies at 76
Mar 23rd - Peter Lorre, actor (Casino Royale), dies at 59
Mar 23rd - Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet choreographer (Gayaneh), dies at 66
Mar 24th - Peter Lorre, Hungarian/US actor (Maltese Falcon, Raven), dies at 59
Mar 29th - Ted Collins, pianist (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 63
Mar 30th - Willem CN Andriessen, Dutch composer/pianist (Beethoven), dies at 76
Apr 1st - Bozidar Kunc, composer, dies at 60
Apr 5th - Douglas MacArthur, US general (Pacific theater-WW II), dies at 84
WW2 General Douglas MacArthurWW2 General Douglas MacArthur (Apr 5th) Apr 14th - Bert McGirr, cricketer (2 Tests for NZ, 51 runs), dies
Apr 14th - Earle Hodgins, actor (Guestward Ho!), dies at 64
Apr 14th - Rachel Carson, American biologist/author (Silent spring), dies at 56
Apr 14th - Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (b. 1876)
Apr 18th - Albe Vidakovic, composer, dies at 49
Apr 18th - Ben Hecht, playwright (Child of the Century), dies at 71
Apr 19th - Cyril Merry, cricketer (WI batsman in 2 Tests 1933), dies
Apr 20th - Eddie Dyer, baseball player (b. 1899)
Apr 24th - Gerhard Domagk, German bacteriologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (declined) (b. 1895)
Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel CarsonMarine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson (Apr 14th) Apr 26th - Edwin John Pratt, Canadian poet (Towards the Last Spike), dies at 81
Apr 26th - Pieter van der Lijn, Dutch geologist (Boulder Book), dies at 93
Apr 27th - Georg Britting, writer, dies at 73
Apr 28th - Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector (b. 1888)
Apr 29th - Albert Saverys, Flemish painter, dies at 77
May 2nd - Nancy N Witcher Astor, US/Eng feminist/ex of Waldorf Astor, dies
May 3rd - Diana Wynyard, dies at 58
May 6th - Harold Morris, composer, dies at 74
May 10th - Carol Haney, dancer (Pantomime Quiz), dies at 35
May 10th - Ignace Lilien, composer, dies at 66
May 10th - Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter (b. 1881)
May 15th - Cornelis H Edelman, Dutch geologist, dies at 61
May 15th - Vladko Maček, Kingdom of Yugoslavia deputy prime minister (b. 1879)
May 17th - Otto V Kuusinen, pres of Karelo-Finnish soviet rep (1940-56), dies 82
May 21st - James Franck, German-born physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1882)
May 25th - Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov, composer, dies at 92
May 27th - Jawaharial Nehru, Independent India's 1st PM, dies at 74
May 28th - John Finley Williamson, conductor (Westminster Choir), dies at 76
May 30th - Leo Szilard, Hungarians/US nuclear physicst, dies at 66
May 30th - Eddie Sachs, American auto racer (b. 1927)
May 30th - Dave MacDonald, American auto racer (b. 1936)
Jun 1st - Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer, dies at 66
Jun 3rd - Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Finnish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)

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