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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 723

Jan 1st - Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL's LA Kings, fines each player $100 for "NOT" arguing with the referee
Jan 1st - People's Democracy (PD) begin a march from Belfast to Derry, inspired by ML King's Selma to Montgomery march in the US
Jan 2nd - "Fig Leaves Are Falling" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 perfs
Jan 2nd - "Soviet Sport" calls Emile Zatopek a public enemy
Jan 2nd - Lorraine Hansberry's "To be Young, Gifted & Black," premieres in NYC
Jan 2nd - Luis Ferré becomes the first statehooder Governor of Puerto Rico.
Jan 2nd - Operation Barrier Reef begins in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam.
Jan 2nd - Australian Rupert Murdoch gains control of the 'News of the World'
Jan 3rd - John Lennon's "2 Virgins" album declared pornographic in NJ
Jan 3rd - Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress
Musician and Beatle John LennonMusician and Beatle John Lennon Jan 4th - "Fig Leaves Are Falling" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 4 perfs
Jan 4th - France begins arms embargo against Israel
Jan 4th - A People's Democracy march between Belfast and Derry is repeatedly attacked by loyalists and off-duty police officers
Jan 5th - "Maggie Flynn" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 82 performances
Jan 5th - Bollingen prize for poetry presented to John Berryman & Karl Shapiro
Jan 5th - Neville Williams' "Chronology of the Expanding World" completed
Jan 5th - USSR Venera 5 launched for 1st successful planet landing (Venus)
Jan 6th - Supremes release "I'm Livin' In Shame"
Jan 6th - WLIW TV channel 21 in Garden City, NY (PBS) begins broadcasting
Jan 7th - US Congress doubles president salary
Jan 9th - First trial flight of Concorde supersonic jetliner, Bristol, England
Jan 9th - Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" single and its album "Revolver" in the US
Jan 9th - Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill travels to London to meet Home Secretary James Callaghan and brief him on the growing violence in Northern Ireland
Jan 10th - Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland
Jan 10th - Sweden (1st Western country) recognizes North Vietnam
Jan 10th - USSR's Venera 6 launched for parachute landing on Venus
Jan 11th - "Hooked on a Feeling" by BJ Thomas peaks at #5
Jan 11th - Jethro Tull's This Was Jethro Tull album debuts
Jan 12th - "Golden Rainbow" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 355 performances
Jan 12th - Super Bowl III: NY Jets beat Balt Colts, 16-7 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Joe Namath, NY Jets, QB
Jan 14th - 25 members of US aircraft carrier Enterprise die during maneuvers
Jan 14th - Soyuz 4 launched; rendezvous with Soyuz 5 two days later
Jan 14th - An explosion aboard the USS Enterprise near Hawaii kills 27 people.
Jan 14th - Matt Busby retires from Manchester United
Jan 15th - Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
Jan 15th - Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union
Jan 15th - Prime Minister of Northern Ireland Terence O'Neill announces that an official inquiry will analyse the 'troubles' in Northern Ireland
Jan 16th - Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
Jan 17th - Debut album of Led Zeppelin released in US
Jan 17th - Soyuz 5 lands
Jan 18th - Expanded 4 party Vietnam peace talks began in Paris
Jan 19th - AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25
Jan 19th - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
Jan 19th - NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7
Jan 20th - Richard M Nixon inaugurated as US president
Jan 20th - U of Az reports 1st optical id of pulsar (in Crab Nebula)
Jan 21st - 22nd NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 3-3 at Montreal
Jan 22nd - "Celebration" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 110 performances
Jan 22nd - Orbiting Solar Observatory 5 launched into earth orbit
MLB Catcher Roy CampanellaMLB Catcher Roy Campanella Jan 22nd - Roy Campanella & Stan Musial elected to baseball Hall of Fame
Jan 23rd - Cream releases their last album "Goodbye"
Jan 24th - Queen Juliana of the Netherlands appointed honorary citizen of Addis Ababa
Jan 24th - Spanish dictator General Franco announces state of emergency
Jan 24th - Deputy Prime Minister Brian Faulkner resigns from the Northern Ireland cabinet in protest at the lack of 'strong government' on the part of PM Terence O'Neill
Jan 24th - Students protest the erection of steel gates around the London School of Economics
Jan 25th - US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco Jan 26th - "Red, White, & Maddox" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 41 performances
Jan 26th - Minister of Health and Social Services William Morgan resigns from the Northern Ireland government
Jan 26th - Police break up a march by hundreds of demonstrators in central Prague
Jan 27th - 14 spies hanged in Baghdad
Jan 27th - 9 Jews publicly executed in Damascus, Syria
Jan 27th - Actress Thelma Ritter suffers a heart attack (she dies Feb 5th)
Jan 27th - Ian Paisley sentenced to 3 years
Jan 27th - Chuck Noll is named head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers (the youngest coach in NFL history at the time)
Jan 28th - 2nd ABA All-Star Game: West 133 beats East 127 at Louisville
NFL Head Coach Chuck NollNFL Head Coach Chuck Noll Jan 28th - Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win in North America
Jan 29th - Jimi Hendrix & Pete Townshend wage a battle of guitars
Jan 29th - Sheahan & Connolly hang on for exciting draw Australia v West Indies
Jan 30th - US/Canada ISIS 1 launched to study ionosphere
Jan 30th - Beatles perform last live gig, a 42-min concert on roof of Apple HQ, London
Jan 31st - Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, ends term as deputy director of CIA
Feb 1st - Jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself in concert
Rocker Jim MorrisonRocker Jim Morrison Feb 1st - US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
Feb 1st - US male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
Feb 1st - WPGH TV channel 53 in Pittsburgh, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
Feb 2nd - KMST TV channel 46 in Monterey-Salinas, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
Feb 2nd - Stan Coveleski & Waite Hoyt are voted into baseball Hall of Fame
Feb 3rd - "Canterbury Tales" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 122 perfs
Feb 3rd - Northern Ireland Prime Minister Terence O'Neill announces the dissolution of the Stormont parliament and the holding of new elections
Palestinian Leader Yasser ArafatPalestinian Leader Yasser Arafat Feb 4th - The Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat chairman of the PLO
Feb 4th - 41,163, then largest NBA crowd, watches doubleheader Cin-Det, SD-Bost
Feb 4th - Beatles appoint Eastman & Eastman, as general cousel to Apple
Feb 4th - John Madden is named head coach of NFL's Oakland Raiders
Feb 4th - Lonnie Elder's "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men," premieres in NYC
Feb 5th - "Turn-On," debuts & cancelled by ABC after flopping so badly
Feb 5th - US population reaches 200 million
Feb 5th - Vince Lombardi, becomes part owner, vp, gm & head coach of Redskins
Football Coach and Sportscaster John MaddenFootball Coach and Sportscaster John Madden Feb 6th - "Dear World" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 132 performances
Feb 6th - Jerry Herman's "Dear World," premieres in NYC
Feb 6th - The New Ulster Movement forms, promoting moderate and non-sectarian policies and to assist those candidates who support Northern Ireland Prime MinisterTerence O'Neill,
Feb 7th - "This Is Tom Jones," debuts on ABC TV
Feb 7th - Al-Fatah-leader Yasser Arafat becomes president of PLO
Feb 7th - Diane Crump becomes 1st woman jockey at a major US racetrack (Hialeah)
Feb 7th - The original Hetch Hetchy Moccasin Powerhouse is removed from service.
Feb 8th - Last edition of Saturday Evening Post
Singer Tom JonesSinger Tom Jones Feb 8th - Meteorite weighing over 1 ton falls in Chihuahua, Mexico
Feb 9th - Boeing 747 made its 1st commercial flight
Feb 9th - KGTO TV channel 36 in Fayetteville, AR (ABC/NBC) begins broadcasting
Feb 10th - LSU Pete Maravich scores 66, despite losing to Tulane 101-94
Feb 11th - Diana Crump becomes 1st US woman jockey to ride against men, Hialelah

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,331

Jan 1st - Morris Chestnut, actor (Boyz N the Hood)
Jan 1st - Reemt Pyka, Bremerhaven GER, hockey forward (Team Germany)
Jan 1st - Christi Paul, American news anchor
Jan 1st - Verne Troyer, American actor
Jan 1st - Nicolle Dickson, Australian actress
Jan 2nd - Christy Turlington, SF California, model (Calvin Klein Eternity)
Jan 2nd - Rick Tabaracci, Toronto, NHL goalie (Calgary Flames)
Jan 2nd - Robert Svehla, Martin Cze, NHL defenseman (Florida Panthers, Slovakia)
Model Christy TurlingtonModel Christy Turlington (Jan 2nd) Jan 2nd - Stephen Davies, Aust field hockey forward/vice capt (Oly-sil-92, 96)
Jan 2nd - Karl-Heinz Grasser, Austrian politician
Jan 2nd - Glen Johnson, Jamaican boxer
Jan 2nd - Tommy Morrison, American boxer, (d. 2013)
Jan 3rd - Matt LaBounty, defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
Jan 3rd - Nikki Nelson, Topaz Lake Nev, country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)
Jan 3rd - Steve Poapst, Cornwall, NHL defenseman (Washington Capitals)
Jan 3rd - Michael Schumacher, Hurth, Germany, Formula One racing driver (seven time world champion)
Jan 4th - Corie Blount, NBA forward (LA Lakers)
Jan 4th - Kees van Wonderen, Dutch soccer player (NEC/NAC)
Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael SchumacherFormula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher (Jan 3rd) Jan 4th - Lindsay Kennedy, actor (Jeb-Little House on the Prairie), born in Atlanta, Georgia
Jan 5th - David Dixon, NFL guard (Minnesota Vikings)
Jan 5th - Derrick Ned, NFL fullback (NO Saints)
Jan 5th - Kurt Barber, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
Jan 5th - Marilyn Manson, singer/musician
Jan 5th - Paul McGillion, Scottish actor
Jan 6th - Alvin Morman, Rockingham NC, pitcher (Houston Astros)
Jan 6th - Jason Childs, NFL tackle (Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers)
Jan 6th - Nick A'Hern, Australian 20k walker (Olympics-22-92, 96)
Jan 6th - Norman Reedus, American model and actor
Jan 7th - Chris Hatcher, US baseball outfielder (Houston Astros)
Jan 7th - Erric Pegram, NFL running back (Pit Steelers, NY Giants, San Diego Chargers)
Jan 7th - Todd Kinchen, NFL wide receiver (St Louis Rams, Atlanta Falcons)
Jan 7th - David Yost, American actor
Jan 8th - Brian Boehringer, St Louis MO, pitcher (NY Yankees)
R&B Singer R. KellyR&B Singer R. Kelly (Jan 8th) Jan 8th - R. Kelly [Robert Sylvester Kelly], American R&B singer (I Wish I Could Fly), born in Chicago, Illinois
Jan 8th - Jeff Abercrombie, American musician
Jan 9th - Domingo Jean, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Houston Astros)
Jan 9th - Johanna Ikonen, ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Oly-98)
Jan 10th - Doug E Doug, rapper/comedian (Operation Dumbo Drop, Jungle Fever)
Jan 10th - Juanita Clayton, Manitou Manitoba, softball catcher (Olympics-96)
Jan 11th - Darren Anderson, NFL cornerback (KC Chiefs)
Jan 11th - Dave Cruikshank, Northbrook Ill, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
Jan 11th - Frank Robinson, WLAF defensive back (Scottish Claymores)
Jan 11th - Reemt Pyka, hockey forward (Team Germany 1998)
Jan 11th - Kyle Richards, American actress
Jan 12th - Cam Russell, Halifax, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks)
Jan 12th - Robert Prosinečki, Croatian footballer
Jan 13th - Andre Cason, US runner (world record 50 indoor)
Jan 13th - Dan Footman, NFL defensive end (Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis Colts)
Jan 13th - John Flannery, guard/corner (Dallas Cowboys)
Jan 13th - Katarzyna Nowak, Lodz Poland, tennis star (1994 Futures France)
Jan 13th - Kevin Foster, US baseball pitcher (Chicago Cubs)
Jan 13th - Orlando Miller, Changionola Panama, infielder (Houston Astros)
Jan 13th - Robert Wilson, NFL running back (Miami Dolphins)
Jan 13th - Stephen Hendry, Edinburgh, Scottish professional snooker player
Jan 14th - Dave Grohl, drummer (Nirvana, Foo Fighters)
Jan 14th - David Webb, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
Jan 14th - Jason Kent Bateman, Rye NY, actor (David-Valerie, Hogan Family)
Jan 14th - Martin Bicknell, cricketer (England pace bowler 1993)
Jan 14th - Rico Smith, NFL wide receiver (Cleveland Browns)
Jan 15th - Adam Burt, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers), born in Detroit, Michigan
Jan 15th - Delino DeShields, Seaford DE, infielder (Montreal Expos, LA Dodgers)
Jan 15th - Demetra Hampton, actress (Valentina)
Jan 15th - Leonard Wheeler, NFL safety/cornerback (Cin Bengals, Minnesota Vikings)
Jan 15th - Marsha Miller, WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1995), born in Rochester, New York
Jan 15th - Rob van Dijk, Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
Jan 15th - Rod de Highden, Australian 5k/10k/marathoner (Olympics-96)
Jan 15th - Siupeli Malamala, NFL guard/tackle (NY Jets)
Jan 16th - Chelan Kozak, Revelstoke BC, equestrian (Olympics-96)
Jan 16th - Roy Jones, Pensacola Fla, Light-MW boxer (Olympic-silver-1988)
Jan 17th - Lukas Moodysson, Swedish film writer and director
Jan 17th - Naveen Andrews, British actor
Jan 17th - Tijs Verwest, (DJ Tiësto) Dutch DJ
Jan 18th - Larry Webster, defensive tackle (Baltimore Ravens)
Jan 18th - Marvin Pope, CFL defensive end (Calgary Stampeders)
Jan 18th - Jesse L. Martin, American actor and singer
Jan 18th - Dave Bautista, American professional wrestler
Jan 19th - Andrew Murray Stone, Auckland NZ, Open 470 yachter (Olympics-96)
Jan 19th - Junior Seau, NFL inside linebacker (San Diego Chargers), (d. 2012)
Jan 19th - Luc Longley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
Jan 19th - Orlando Palmeiro, Hoboken NJ, outfielder (California Angels)
Jan 19th - Predrag Mijatović, Yugoslavian footballer
Jan 19th - Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-born American author
Jan 19th - Steve Staunton, Irish footballer
Jan 20th - Andre Romal Cason, Virginia Beach VA, 100m runner
Jan 20th - Melissa Rivers, TV hostess (MTV, CBS Morning News), born in NYC, New York
Jan 20th - Tia Marie Zorne, Las Vegas Nevada, Miss Nevada-America (1991)
Jan 20th - Patrick K. Kroupa, American computer hacker
Jan 20th - Nicky Wire, British Musician (Manic Street Preachers)
Jan 21st - Ashley Sheppard, NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars)
Jan 21st - Matt Willig, NFL tackle/guard (Atlanta Falcons, NY Jets)
Jan 21st - Rusty Greer, Ft Rucker AL, outfielder (Texas Rangers)
Jan 21st - Ted Long, CFL slot back (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
Jan 21st - Karina Lombard, American actress
Jan 21st - Tsubaki Nekoi, Japanese manga artist
Jan 22nd - Christina Marie Leardini, St Petersburg Fla, playmate (Apr, 1991)
Jan 22nd - Keith Gordon, US baseball outfielder (Cincinnati Reds)
Jan 22nd - Ousmane Bary, WLAF cornerback (Barcelona Dragons)
Jan 22nd - Shelley Sandie, Australian basketball guard (Olympics-88, 96)
Jan 22nd - Vinnie Clark, NFL cornerback (Jacksonville Jaguars)
Jan 22nd - Olivia d'Abo, English actress

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 15 of 15

Country singer Tammy WynetteCountry singer Tammy Wynette (Feb 16th) Feb 16th - Country singer Tammy Wynette (26) weds musician George Jones (37)
Mar 8th - Marriage of 12 year old Marcella Rosciglione in Palermo
Mar 8th - Businessman Ray Kroc (66) weds philanthropist Joan Mansfield (40)
Mar 12th - Paul McCartney marries Linda Louise Eastman in London
Mar 20th - Beatle John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar
Apr 11th - South African president Frederik de Klerk marries Marike Willemse
May 4th - Actor Dustin Hoffman (31) weds actress Anne Byrne (25)
Jun 19th - Baseball manager Leo Durocher (63) weds socialite Lynne Walker Goldblatt (40) at the Ambassador West Hotel in Chicago
Children's Book Writer R. L. StineChildren's Book Writer R. L. Stine (Jun 22nd) Jun 22nd - Writer and producer R. L. Stine (25) weds editor Jane Waldhorn
Jul 26th - "The 5th Dimension" lead vocalist Marilyn McCoo (25) weds fellow bandmate Billy Davis, Jr. (31)
Aug 10th - Economist Robert F. Engle (26) weds psychologist Marianne Eger
Sep 8th - Polish politician and trade-union organizer Lech Walesa (25) weds Danuta Golos (20)
Oct 24th - "Love Story" actress Ali MacGraw (30) weds film producer Robert Evans (39)
Nov 12th - Director Blake Edwards (47) weds "The Sound of Music" actress Julie Andrews (34) in Beverly Hills
Dec 17th - 50m TV viewers saw singer Tiny Tim marry Miss Vicky, on Tonight Show

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Actor Rod TaylorActor Rod Taylor (Sep 18th) Sep 18th - Actor Rod Taylor (39) divorces model Mary Hilem after 5 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 287

Jan 1st - Barton Maclane, actor (Gen Peterson-I Dream of Jeannie), dies at 68
Jan 1st - Bruno Söderström, Swedish athlete (b. 1888)
Jan 2nd - Georges Renevant, actor (Cornered), dies after long illness at 74
Jan 3rd - Howard McNear, actor (Irma La Douce), dies after long illness at 63
Jan 3rd - Jean Focas, Greco-French astronomer (b. 1909)
Jan 4th - Montague Fawcett Phillips, composer, dies at 83
Jan 4th - Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (b. 1908)
Jan 5th - Franz T Csokor, Austria author (Gottes General), dies at 83
Jan 5th - Tom Aherne, actor (Hustler, April Fools), dies of influenza in NY
Jan 8th - Albert Hill, British athlete (b. 1889)
Jan 9th - Ladislav Vycpalek, composer, dies at 86
Jan 10th - John Brownlee, Australian tenor (b. 1900)
Jan 11th - Richmal Crompton, British author (b. 1890)
Jan 13th - Fred Price, cricket wicket-keep (England, v Aust Headingley 1938), dies
Jan 13th - Wilton Graff, actor (Bloodlust, Just Before Dawn), dies at 65
Jan 15th - Theodor Werner, German painter, dies at 82
Jan 16th - Jan Palach, protesting Soviet invasion of Czech, self immolates at 20
Jan 16th - Vernon Duke, composer, dies at 65
Jan 17th - Grazyna Bacewicz, composer, dies at 59
Jan 18th - Hans Freyer, German sociologist (b. 1887)
Jan 19th - Charles Winninger, actor (Cafe Metropole, Coney Island), dies at 84
Jan 23rd - Jaroslav Kricka, composer, dies at 86
Jan 24th - Pauline Hall, composer, dies at 78
Jan 24th - Tom Zachary, baseball pitcher (Wash Senators), dies at 72
Jan 25th - Irene Castle, English dancer (b. 1887)
Jan 27th - Charles Winninger, actor (Charlie Farrell Show), dies at 82
Jan 27th - Hanns Jelinek, composer, dies at 67
Jan 30th - Allan Welsh Dulles, US diplomat/director (CIA 1953-61), dies at 75
Jan 30th - Dominique G Pire, clergyman, (Europe village Nobel 1958), dies at 58
Jan 31st - Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer, dies at 77
Jan 31st - Meher Baba, Indian guru (b. 1894)
Feb 2nd - Boris Karloff, [Pratt], British actor (Frankenstein), dies at 81
Feb 2nd - Giovanni Martinelli, opera singer (NY Met), dies at 83
Feb 3rd - Eduardo C Mondlane, president of Mozambique, murdered
Feb 5th - Thelma Ritter, American actress (All About Eve, Pillow Talk), dies at 63
Feb 7th - Bainbridge Crist, composer, dies at 85
Feb 9th - Manuel Plaza Reyes, Chilean marathoner (Oly-gold 1928), dies at 68
Feb 9th - [George] Gabby Hayes, actor (Albuquerque, Colorado), dies at 83
Feb 11th - James Lanphier, actor (Flight of Lost Balloon), dies at 48
Feb 12th - Johanna EFG Tourniaire, actress (Potasch & Perlemoer), dies at 80
Feb 14th - Vito Genovese, US mafia chief, dies at 71
Feb 14th - Wolfe Barzell, actor (Blue Angel), dies of heart attack at 72
Feb 18th - Dragisa Cvetkovic, Serbian premier of (Yugoslavia 1939-4.), dies at 76
Feb 19th - Madge Blake, American actress (b. 1899)
Feb 20th - Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor/composer, dies at 85
Feb 20th - Jack Ingram, actor (Law of the West), dies of heart attack at 66
Feb 21st - Jose de Capriles, Mexican-born US Olympic fencer, dies
Feb 23rd - Abd al-Aziz Abd al-Rahman al-Faisal al-Saud, King Saudia, dies at 67
Feb 23rd - Joseph Messner, composer, dies at 75
Feb 24th - Kenneth Green, actor (Penrod), dies of heart attack at 61
Feb 25th - Jan Zajic, Czech student, self incinerates
Feb 26th - Karl Jaspers, German psychiatrist/philosopher, dies at 86
Feb 26th - Levi Eshkol, [Sjkolnik], premier (Israel), dies at 73
Feb 27th - John Boles, actor (Stella Dallas, Curly Top), dies at 73
Feb 27th - Marius Barbeau, French Canadian folklorist (b. 1883)
Mar 4th - Nicholas Schenck, Russian-born film empresario (b. 1881)
Mar 6th - Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (b. 1952)
Mar 9th - Riad, chief of staff (Egyptian army), dies
Mar 9th - Richard Crane, actor (Surfside 6), dies at 50
Mar 11th - John Wyndham, [Parkes Lucas B Harris], author (Chrysalids), dies at 65
Mar 13th - Felix Locher, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), dies at 86
Mar 14th - Ben Shahn, US painter, dies at 70
Mar 15th - Miles Malleson, actor/writer (Postman's Knock), dies at 80
Mar 18th - Barbara Bates, actress (Kathy-It's a Great Life), dies at 43
Mar 19th - Theodor Schaefer, composer, dies at 65
Mar 20th - Henri Longchambon, French politician (b. 1896)
Mar 21st - Gerhart Fritsch, writer, dies at 44
Mar 22nd - Ernst Deutsch, [Dorian], Czech actor (3rd Man, Golem), dies at 78
Mar 23rd - Rudolf Pannwitz, German author/philosopher (Urblik), dies at 87
Mar 24th - Joseph Kasavubu, president Congo (1960-65), dies at about 55
Mar 25th - Alan Mowbray, actor (Dante, Colonel Flack), dies at 72
Mar 25th - Max Eastman, American critic/essayist (Love and Revolution), dies at 86
Mar 25th - Norman Gallichan, cricketer (one Test for NZ, 30 & 2, 3-113), dies
Mar 25th - Billy Cotton, British bandleader & entertainer (b. 1889)
Mar 26th - B[runo] Traven, writer (Sierra Madre), dies at 87
Mar 26th - Gunther Weisenborn, German/Argentine writer (Illegals), dies at 66
Mar 28th - Dwight D Eisenhower, 34th pres/gen (WW 2), dies in Washington at 78
Mar 28th - Aryeh Levin, Orthodox Jewish rabbi
Mar 30th - Lucien Bianchi, Belgian auto racer, dies at 34
Apr 2nd - Fortunio Bonanova, actor (My Best Gal, Havana Rose), dies at 74
Apr 3rd - Rex Evans, actor (Frankenstein meets the Wolfman, Zara), dies at 65
Apr 5th - Gabriel M-E-R Chevallier, French author (La Peur), dies at 73
Apr 5th - Romulo Gallegos, Venezuela author/president (1947-48), dies at 84
Apr 5th - Ain-Ervin Mere, Estonian Nazi (b. 1903)
Apr 5th - Shelby Storck, American television producer (b. 1917)
Apr 8th - Arthur Walter Kramer, composer, dies at 78
Apr 8th - Denton Cooley, got 1st fully artificial heart, dies at 48
Apr 10th - Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (b. 1893)
Apr 11th - Ludvig Irgens Jensen, composer, dies at 74
Apr 15th - Victoria von Battenberg, wife of Spanish king Alfonso, dies at 81
Apr 18th - Piotr F Scharoff, Russ/Italian actor/director (Chechov), dies at 82
Apr 23rd - Krzystzof Komeda, composer, dies at 37
Apr 25th - Margarita Xirgu, actress (Bloody Wedding), dies at 80
Apr 26th - Morihei Ueshiba, Japanese martial artist and founder of aikido (b. 1883)
Apr 27th - Dino Terranova, actor (Young Dillinger), dies at 65
Apr 27th - René Barrientos, President of Bolivia (b. 1919)
Apr 28th - Johannes Rontgen, composer, dies at 70
May 1st - Ella Logan, actress (52nd Street, Woman Chases Man), dies at 56
May 1st - George Parker, cricketer (2 Tests for S Afr 1924), dies
May 2nd - Franz JHMM von Papen, German chancellor (1932), dies at 89

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