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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 623

Jan 1st - 12 day transit worker strike shuts down NYC subway
Jan 1st - Milt coup by Col Jean-Bédell Bokassa in Central African Republic
Jan 1st - Simon & Garfunkel's "Sounds of Silence" reaches #1
Jan 1st - All US cigarette packs have to carry "Caution Cigarette smoking may be hazardous to your health"
Jan 2nd - 1st Jewish child born in Spain since 1492 expulsion
Jan 2nd - Green Bay Packers beat Cleveland Browns 23-12 in NFL championship game
Jan 3rd - Floyd B McKissick, named national director of CORE
Jan 4th - Doug Walters scores second Test century in his second Test
Jan 4th - WFLD TV channel 32 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
Jan 7th - Dance Theatre of Harlem debuts
Jan 7th - Gene Kiniski beats Lou Thesz in St Louis, to become NWA champ
Jan 8th - Beatles' "Rubber Soul," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
Jan 8th - Beatles' "We Can Work It Out," single goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
Jan 8th - Georges Pompidou appointed French premier
Jan 8th - Who & the Kinks perform on the last "Shindig" TV show on ABC
Jan 9th - Polish government denies exit visa to Cardinal Wyszynski revisionism
Jan 10th - India & Pakistan sign peace accord
Jan 10th - Julian Bond denied seat in Ga legislature for opposing Vietnam War
Jan 11th - "Daktari" African adventure series premieres on CBS TV
French President Georges PompidouFrench President Georges Pompidou Jan 11th - 550 die in landslides in mountains behind Rio de Janeiro after rain
Jan 12th - "Batman" with Adam West & Burt Ward premieres on ABC TV
Jan 12th - 12 day NYC transit strike ends
Jan 12th - LBJ says US should stay in S Vietnam until communist aggression ends
Jan 12th - Red Auerbach wins his 1,000th game as coach of NBA Boston Celtics
Jan 13th - 1st black selected for pres cabinet (LBJ selects Robert C Weaver-HUD)
Jan 13th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Jan 14th - David Bowie releases his 1st record (Can't Help Thinking About Me)
Jan 15th - AFL Pro Bowl: All-Stars beats Buffalo 30-19
Jan 15th - NFL Pro Bowl: East beats West 36-7
Jan 16th - Harold R Perry becomes 2nd black Roman Catholic bishop in US
Jan 16th - Metropolitan Opera House opens in Lincoln Center
Jan 17th - B-52/KC-135 tankers crash near Spanish coast at Palomares, 7 die
Jan 17th - Martin Luther King Jr opens campaign in Chicago
Jan 18th - Robert C Weaver, confirmed as 1st black cabinet member (HUD)
Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.Clergyman and Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr. Jan 19th - Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister
Jan 19th - Neil Simons, Coleman & Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres
Jan 19th - Tippetts cantate "Vision of St Augustine," premieres in London
Jan 24th - WDIO TV channel 10 in Duluth, MN (ABC) begins broadcasting
Jan 25th - WCMC (now WMGM) TV channel 40 in Wildwood, NJ (NBC) 1st broadcast
Jan 26th - Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:06.2)
Jan 26th - The Beaumont Children go missing from Glenelg Beach near Adelaide, South Australia.
Jan 27th - Wisconsin State Circuit Court Judge Elmer W Roller rules either the Braves stay in Milwaukee or NL must promise Wisc an expansion team for 1966
Jan 29th - "Sweet Charity" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 608 performances
Jan 29th - Lawry & Simpson complete 244 opening stand v England, Adelaide
Jan 29th - Snow storm in north east US kills 165
Jan 29th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Peggy Fleming
Jan 29th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Allen
Jan 30th - -19°F (-28°C), Corinth, Mississippi (state record)
Jan 30th - -27°F (-33°C), New Market, Alabama (state record)
Jan 30th - Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (2:05.2)
Jan 30th - Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 11th string quartet
Jan 31st - Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers
Jan 31st - USSR launches Luna 9 towards Moon
Feb 2nd - Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir dispute as number one item for the proposed Indo-Pak ministerial talks after 1965 war.
Feb 3rd - 1st operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched US
Feb 3rd - 1st soft landing on Moon (Soviet Luna 9)
Feb 4th - All-Nippon Airways 727 crashes off Haneda Airport (Japan); kills 133
Feb 5th - BBC opens a relay radio station on Ascension Island
Feb 7th - KWCM TV channel 10 in Appleton, MN (PBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 9th - Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points
Feb 10th - Harmel government in Belgium resigns
Feb 11th - SF Giant Willie Mays signs highest contract, $130,000 per year
Feb 13th - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Feb 14th - Australian currency is decimalised, and decimal currency postage stamps introduced
Feb 14th - Wilt Chamberlain breaks NBA career scoring record at 20,884 points
Feb 14th - Writers Andrei Sinjavski & Joeij Daniel found guilty
Feb 15th - Kees Verkerk becomes world champion all-round skater
Feb 16th - Bob Cowper makes 307 v England at the MCG, 727 mins, 20 fours
Feb 16th - End of Wally Grout's Test Cricket career, 187 dismissals as Aust WK
Feb 16th - France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria
Feb 17th - French satellite Diapason D-1A launch into Earth orbit
Feb 20th - Author Valery Tarsis banished in USSR
Feb 21st - Indonesian president Sukarno dismisses General Nasution
Feb 22nd - Soviets launch Kosmos 110 with Veterok & Ugolek, 1st 2-dog crew
Feb 23rd - Military coup in Syria ends Bitar government
Feb 23rd - Premier Obote grabs power in Uganda
Feb 24th - Coup ousts Pres Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana
Feb 24th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 25th - Syrian military coup under Hafiz al-Assad
Feb 26th - KBIM TV channel 10 in Roswell, NM (CBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 27th - Ice Dance Championship at Davos won by Diane Towler/Bernard Ford GRB
Feb 27th - Ice Pairs Championship at Davos won by Belousova & Protopopov of URS
Feb 27th - Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Peggy Fleming of US
Feb 27th - Men's Figure Skating Championship in Davos won by Emmerich Danzer AUT
Feb 28th - Cavern Club (Beatles hangout) in Liverpool closes
Feb 28th - Sandy Koufax & Don Drysdale begin a joint holdout against Dodgers
Mar 1st - Ba'ath-party takes power in Syria
Mar 1st - Venera 3 becomes 1st man-made object to impact on a planet (Venus)
Mar 2nd - 215,000 US soldiers in Vietnam
Mar 3rd - Buffalo Springfield form (Steven Stills, Neil Young, et al)
Mar 3rd - James Goldman's "Lion in Winter," premieres in NYC
Mar 3rd - Kwame Nkrumah flees Ghana to Guinee
Mar 3rd - Rock group Buffalo Springfield forms
Mar 3rd - Twister hits Jackson Miss; 3 minutes after 1st sighting, 57 die
Mar 3rd - WRFT (now WVFT) TV channel 27 in Roanoke, VA (IND) begins broadcasting
Mar 4th - Canadian Pacific airliner explodes on landing at Tokyo, 64 die
Musician and Beatle John LennonMusician and Beatle John Lennon Mar 4th - John Lennon, says "We (Beatles) are more popular than Jesus"
Mar 4th - North Sea Gas was 1st pumped ashore by BP
Mar 5th - 75 MPH air currents causes BOAC 707 crash into Mount Fuji, 124 die
Mar 5th - Bob Seagren pole vaults 5.19m indoor world record

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,061

Jan 1st - Mika Nieminen, Tampere FIN, hockey forward (Team Finland, Oly-br-1998)
Jan 1st - Rawley Valberde, Oceanside California, actor (Amado-Santa Barbara)
Jan 3rd - Chetan Sharma, cricketer (Ind Test bowler, World Cup hat-trick 1987)
Jan 3rd - John Kropke, CFL defensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
Jan 3rd - Luis Sojo, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder (Seattle Mariners)
Jan 3rd - Wendell Davis, NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts)
Jan 3rd - Martin Galway, Northern Ireland composer
Jan 4th - Deana Carter, country singer
Jan 5th - Kate Schellenbach, musician (Luscious Jackson)
Jan 5th - Renaldo Turnbull, NFL defensive end (NO Saints, Carolina Panthers)
Jan 6th - Bob Kratch, NFL guard (NE Patriots)
Jan 6th - Donnell Woolford, NFL cornerback (Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears)
Jan 6th - Shahid Saeed, cricketer (Pakistani batsman in Test v India 1989)
Jan 6th - Fernando Carrillo, Venezuelan actor
Jan 6th - A. R. Rahman, Indian composer
Jan 7th - Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, model/wife of John Kennedy Jr
Jan 7th - Jennifer Luff, Australian rower (Olympics-96)
Jan 7th - Randy Burridge, Fort Erie, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)
Jan 7th - Ehab Tawfik, Egyptian singer
Jan 7th - Corrie Sanders, Pretoria, South Africa, boxer, ( WBO heavyweight champion, 2003), (d. 2012)
Jan 8th - Maria Pitillo, Mahwah, New Jersey, American actress (Ryan's Hope, Natural Born Killers)
Jan 8th - Darryl Hall, CFL linebacker (Calgary Stampeders)
Jan 8th - Loretta Lee, [Lee Lai Chan], China, actress (Happy Ghost)
Jan 8th - Andrew Wood, Columbus Mississippi, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (d. 1990)
Jan 9th - Jimmie Jones, defensive end/defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles)
Jan 9th - Candi Milo, American voice actress
Jan 10th - Steve Kramer, American politician
Jan 11th - Christian Pouget, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
Jan 11th - Marc Acito, American novelist and humorist
Jan 11th - Kelley Law, Canadian curler
Jan 12th - Craig Parry, Sunshine VIC, Australasia golfer
Jan 12th - Linda Ferrando, Italy, tennis star
Jan 12th - Olivier Martinez, French actor
Jan 13th - Joseph Harper, Ventura California, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)
Jan 13th - Marcus Turner, NFL cornerback/safety (NY Jets)
Actor Patrick DempseyActor Patrick Dempsey (Jan 13th) Jan 13th - Patrick Dempsey, Lewiston Me, actor (Mike-Fast Times)
Jan 13th - Tabitha Stevens, fictional character (Bewitched)
Jan 14th - Daniel J Schneider, Memphis Tn, actor (Dennis-Head of the Class)
Jan 14th - Matt Brock, NFL defensive end/tackle (NY Jets)
Jan 16th - Anthony Washington, Glasgow Montana, discus thrower (Olympics-4th-96)
Jan 16th - Jack McDowell, Van Nuys CA, pitcher (NY Yankees, White Sox, Indians)
Jan 17th - Anna Ivan, La Jolla Cal, tennis star
Jan 17th - Don Myrah, Oakland California, cyclist (Olympics-20th-96)
Jan 17th - Karissa Rushing, Benton Arkansas, Miss Arkansas-America (1991)
Jan 17th - Rexton Gordon, Jamaican dj/rapper (Shabba Ranks-Extra Naked)
Jan 17th - Shabba Ranks, reggae singer
Jan 17th - Trish Johnson, Bristol England, LPGA golfer (1993 Las Vegas)
Jan 18th - Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player
Jan 18th - André Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver
Jan 19th - Anthony Young, US baseball pitcher (NY Met, Chicago Cubs)
Jan 19th - Ronnie Williams, NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins)
Jan 19th - Stefan Edberg, Sweden, tennis player (Wimbledon 1988, US Open 1991)
Jan 19th - Sylvain Cote, Duberger, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
Jan 19th - Lena Philipsson, Swedish singer
Jan 20th - Bert Weidner, NFL guard (Miami Dolphins)
Jan 20th - Chris Morris, NBA forward (Utah Jazz)
Jan 20th - Rich Gannon, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs)
Jan 20th - Tracii Guns, rock guitarist (LA Guns-It's Over Now)
Jan 20th - Rainn Wilson, Seattle, Washington, American actor (The Office, Juno)
Jan 21st - Chris Hammond, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
Jan 21st - Katrine Michaelsen, Gentokte Denmark, Miss Denmark (1984)
Jan 22nd - Carlton Haselrig, NFL guard (NY Jets)
Jan 22nd - Nishantha Ranatunga, cricket (bro of Arjuna Sri Lankan ODI allrounder)
Jan 23rd - Haywoode Workman, NBA guard (Indiana Pacers)
Jan 23rd - Mike Brim, NFL cornerback (Cin Bengals)
Jan 23rd - Scott Fortune, Newport Beach California, volleyballer (Oly-G-88,B-92, 96)
Jan 24th - Kim Saiki, Inglewood CA, golfer (1994 Standard Register PING-13th)
Jan 24th - Mike Forgeron, Main-A-Dieu Nova Scotia, rower (Olympics-96)
Jan 24th - Jimeoin, Northern Irish comedian
Jan 25th - John [Vo] Velyvis, North Adams Mass, rower (Olympics-1996)
Jan 25th - Mark Schlereth, NFL guard (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
Jan 25th - Paul Ranheim, St Louis, NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers)
Jan 25th - Pavel Torgajev, Nizhnij Novgorod, NHL left wing (Calgary Flames)
Jan 25th - Richie Lewis, US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins)
Jan 25th - Chet Culver, American politician, governor of Iowa
Jan 27th - Michael De Angelis, hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998)
Jan 27th - Tamlyn Tomita, Okinawa, actress (Karate Kid 2, Ming Li-Santa Barbara)
Jan 28th - Jeff Uhlenhake, NFL center (NO Saints, Washington Redskins)
Jan 28th - Michal Pivonka, Kladno Cze, NHL center (Washington Capitals)
Jan 29th - Romário, Brazilian footballer
Jan 30th - Danielle Goyette, ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98)
Jan 30th - Daphne Ashbrook, Long Beach California, actress (Liz-Our Family Honor)
Jan 31st - Al Jaworsky, [Alan Doughty], pop bassist (Jesus Jones)
Jan 31st - Charles Dimry, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Philadelphia Eagles)
Jan 31st - Jamie Taras, CFL guard (BC Lions)
Jan 31st - Dr Umar Alisha, A Sufi Master was Born at Pithapuram.
Feb 1st - Donna Edmondson, Greensboro NC, playmate of year (Nov, 1986)
Feb 1st - Eddie Zambrano, Venezuelan/US baseball outfielder (Chicago Cubs)
Feb 1st - Michelle Akers, Santa Clara California, soccer forward (Olympics-96)
Feb 1st - Rob Lee, English footballer
Feb 2nd - Andrei Chesnokov, Russia, tennis star
Feb 2nd - Bob Alan Estes, Graham TX, PGA golfer (1994 Texas Open)
Feb 2nd - Tony Plourde, Chibougamau Quebec, sabre (Olympics-96)
Feb 2nd - Victor Muhammad, WLAF running back (London Monarchs)
Feb 2nd - D. C. Douglas, American actor and director
Feb 3rd - Danny Morrison, cricket pace bowler (NZ since 1987)
Feb 3rd - Gillian Bonner, Athens GA, playmate (Apr, 1996)
Feb 3rd - Sean Patrick Wade, Houston Texas, NZ marathoner (Olympics-96)
Feb 3rd - Frank Coraci, American film director
Feb 4th - Barry Klein, Grand Rapids Mich, rower (Olympics-1996)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 15 of 15

Jan 21st - Beatle George Harrison marries model Patti Boyd
Feb 10th - Reggae Musician Bob Marley (21) marries fellow musician Rita Anderson (19)
Mar 10th - Dutch Crown Princess Beatrix (Queen Beatrix) marries German aristocrat Claus von Amsberg in Amsterdam
Mar 17th - The Who drummer Keith Moon (19) weds model Kim Kerrigan (18) at Brent Registry Office
Apr 9th - Sophia Loren marries married Carlo Ponti in Paris
May 30th - Country singer Dolly Parton (20) weds Carl Dean (23) in Ringgold, Georgia
Jun 15th - English writer of blockbusters, Jackie Collins weds 2nd husband Oscar Lerman
Jul 6th - American science fiction writer "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Philip K Dick marries 4th wife Nancy Hackett
Jul 9th - Major League Baseball pitcher Tom Seaver (21) weds Nancy Lynn McIntyre
Jul 14th - Sex symbol of the 1960s Brigitte Bardot (31) weds German millionaire playboy Gunter Sachs (33) in Las Vegas
Jul 19th - 50 year old Frank Sinatra marries 21 year old Mia Farrow in Las Vegas
Aug 7th - Latin music king Xavier Cugat (60) weds singer Charo (20) at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
Sep 10th - Actor John Lithgow (20) weds Jean Taynton
Nov 18th - MLB baseball player Hank Greenberg (55) weds actress Mary Jo Tarola
Nov 18th - Writer Jack Kerouac (44) weds Stella Kerouac

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 256

Jan 1st - Vincent Auriol, President of France (1947-53), dies at 82
Jan 3rd - Rex Lease, actor (Perils of Pauline, Dakota, California), dies at 62
Jan 5th - George Duckworth, cricketer (24 Tests for England, ct 45 stp 15), dies
Jan 9th - Haro Levoni Step'anyan, composer, dies at 68
Jan 10th - George Cresswell, cricketer (Took 13 wkts in 3 Tests for NZ), suicide
Jan 10th - Hermann Kasack, writer, dies at 69
Jan 11th - Albert Giacometti, Swiss/French painter/sculptor, dies at 64
Jan 11th - Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indian premier (1964-66), dies at 61
Jan 11th - Hannes Kolehmainen, Finnish runner (b. 1889)
Jan 14th - Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies
Jan 14th - Bill Carr, American athlete (b. 1909)
Jan 15th - Betsy Mitchell, US 100m backstroke swimmer, dies at 25
Jan 16th - Margarete Susman, writer, dies at 91
Jan 17th - Vincent J Donehue, director (Lonelyhearts), dies of Hodgkin's at 50
Jan 18th - Kathleen Norris, US author, dies at 85
Jan 22nd - Herbert Marshall, actor (Dark Angel, Duel in the Sun), dies at 75
Jan 24th - Homi J. Bhabha, Indian physicist (b. 1909)
Jan 29th - Josef Winckler, German dentist/writer (Tolle Bomberg), dies at 84
Jan 29th - Pierre Mercure, composer, dies at 38
Jan 31st - Elizabeth Patterson, actress (Tall Story), dies at 90
Feb 1st - Buster Keaton, [Joseph Francis], US comic (General), dies at 69
Feb 1st - Hedda Hopper, [Elda Furry], US gossip columnist, dies at 75
Feb 1st - Nicholas Piantanida, sets balloon flight record & dies in descent
Feb 1st - William Harrigan, actor (Invisible Man, Girl in 419), dies at 71
Feb 3rd - June Walker, actress (War Nurses), dies at 65
Feb 4th - Gilbert H Grosvenor, president Natl Geographic Society, dies at 90
Feb 6th - Johan Algot Haquinius, composer, dies at 79
Feb 6th - Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film mogul (b. 1877)
Feb 9th - Sophie Tucker, Russ/US singer/actress (My Yiddish Mama), dies at 79
Feb 10th - Billy Rose, US theater producer (Diamond Horse Show), dies at 66
Feb 13th - Elio Vittorini, writer, dies
Feb 15th - Camillo Torres, Colombian priest/guerrilla fighter, dies
Feb 15th - Gerard Ciołek, Polish architect (b. 1909)
Feb 16th - Hendrik W Tilanus, artillery officer/leader (CHU 1939-63), dies at 81
Feb 17th - Frank Pettingell, actor (Becket, Up the Creek), dies at 75
Feb 17th - Gail Kane, actress (White Sister, Arizona), dies at 81
Feb 17th - Hans Hofmann, German/US painter (Search for the Real), dies at 85
Feb 18th - Anne Anema, Dutch lawyer/journalist/politician (ARP), dies at 94
Feb 18th - Casimir von Paszthory, composer, dies at 79
Feb 18th - Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 31
Feb 18th - Robert Rossen, American screenwriter, producer, and director (b. 1908)
US Admiral Chester NimitzUS Admiral Chester Nimitz (Feb 20th) Feb 20th - Chester W Nimitz, US admiral (WW II), dies at 80
Feb 21st - Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician (b. 1895)
Feb 22nd - Paul de Keyser, Flemish philologist/folklorist, dies at 74
Feb 25th - James D. Norris, American sports businessman (b. 1906)
Feb 26th - Minerva Urecal, actress (Peter Gunn, Adv of Tugboat Annie), dies at 71
Feb 26th - Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Indian freedom fighter and writer (b. 1883)
Feb 27th - Minerva Urecal, actress (Apache Rose, Ghost Crazy), dies at 81
Feb 28th - Charles A Bassett II, astronaut, dies at 34, in a crash of T-38 jet
Feb 28th - Elliot McKay See Jr, astronaut, dies at 38 in T-38 jet crash
Mar 1st - Fritz Houtermans, German physicist (b. 1903)
Mar 3rd - Alice Pearce, comedienne (Gladys Kravitz-Bewitched), dies at 52
Mar 3rd - William Frawley, American actor (Fred Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies of a heart attack at 89
Mar 4th - Janis Medins, composer, dies at 75
Mar 5th - Anna Achmatova, Ukrainian poet, dies at 76
Mar 5th - Enrique E Ecker, Curacaos/US bacteriologist, dies at 79
Mar 6th - Richard Hageman, composer, dies at 83
Mar 9th - Pablo Birger, Argentine racing driver (b. 1924)
Mar 10th - Frederik "Frits" Zernike, Dutch physicist (Nobel 1953), dies at 77
Mar 10th - Mari Sandoz, US author (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 64
Mar 12th - Estelita Rodriguez, actor (Golden Stallion, Susanna Pass), dies at 37
Mar 15th - Abe Saperstein, founder (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 63
Mar 15th - Heinrich Lemacher, composer, dies at 74
Mar 17th - Walter Lang, composer, dies at 69
Mar 23rd - Johannes W Elsensohn, Dutch actor/writer (Arie), dies at 82
Mar 25th - Colin Campbell, actor (Leather Boys), dies at 83
Mar 27th - Mien Labberton, Dutch poet, dies at 82
Mar 29th - Harry Daugherty, trombonist (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 50
Mar 30th - Erwin Piscator, German director (Plebeians test rebellion), dies at 72
Mar 30th - Maxfield Parrish, US painter, dies at 95
Mar 30th - Newbold Morris, American politician (b. 1902)
Apr 1st - Karl B Adam, German theologist (Jesus Christ), dies at 89
Apr 1st - Flann O'Brien, Irish humorist (b. 1911)
Apr 2nd - Cecil Scott Forester, English author (Horatio Hornblower), dies at 66
Apr 3rd - Russel Crouse, US stagewriter (Life with Father), dies at 73
Apr 5th - Sven Fleuron, writer, dies at 91
Apr 6th - Julia Faye, actress (10 Commandments. Samson & Delilah), dies at 73
Apr 8th - George Creten, Belgian sculptor/painter, dies at 79
Apr 9th - Sutan Sjahrir, premier of Indonesia (1945-47), dies at 57
Apr 10th - Christian J Modeste, Dutch king of gypsies, dies at 71
Apr 10th - Evelyn Waugh, British writer (Black Mischief), dies at 62
Apr 12th - Sumokil, president of Republic South Moluccas, executed
Apr 13th - Abdul Salam Arif, Iraqi politician (b. 1921)
Apr 13th - Georges Duhamel, French writer (b. 1884)
Apr 15th - Joseph Crehan, dies of stroke at 81
Apr 25th - Maurice Roelants, Belgian author (Prayer for a Good End), dies at 70
Apr 28th - Ralph Bunker, actor (Ghost Goes West), dies of a stroke at 77
Apr 29th - Eugene O'Brien, actor (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 85
Apr 30th - Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker, dies on his birthday in a motorcycle accident
May 3rd - Wylie Watson, dies at 77
May 4th - Juan Maria Thomas Sabater, composer, dies at 69
May 9th - Alfred Mendelsohn, composer, dies at 56
May 9th - Wilhelmus M Bekkers, bishop of Dukeenbosch, dies
May 12th - Felix Martin Julius Steiner, German Heer and Waffen-SS officer (b. 1896)
May 13th - Henk [Hendrik M] of Randwijk, poet/editor in chief (illegal), dies
May 14th - Georgia BD Camp Johnson, US poet/playwright, dies at 88
May 14th - Megan Lloyd George, English politician, dies at 64
May 16th - Randolph Turpin, boxer, shot dead in his home
May 18th - Paul Althaus, German theologist (That Christian Wahrheit), dies at 78
May 19th - Tortoise, reportedly given to Tonga's King by Captain Cook (1773), dies

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