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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 686

Jan 1st - Jack Kent Cooke, owner of NHL's LA Kings, fines each player $100 for "NOT" arguing with the referee
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 3rd - John Lennon's "2 Virgins" album declared pornographic in NJ
Jan 3rd - Rep Adam Clayton Powell Jr seated by Congress
Jan 4th - "Fig Leaves Are Falling" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 4 perfs
Jan 4th - France begins arms embargo against Israel
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 10th - Pirate Radio Station Free Derby begins operation by Northern Ireland
Musician and Beatle John LennonMusician and Beatle John Lennon 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 13th - Beatles release "Yellow Submarine" album
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 15th - Nuclear test at Pacific Ocean
Jan 15th - Soyuz 5 launched by Soviet Union
Jan 16th - Soviet Soyuz 4 & Soyuz 5 perform 1st transfer of crew in space
Jan 17th - Beatles release Yellow Submarine album in UK
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 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
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
Spanish Dictator and General Francisco FrancoSpanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco Jan 24th - Spanish General Franco announces state of emergency
Jan 25th - US-North Vietnamese peace talks begin in Paris
Jan 26th - "Red, White, & Maddox" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 41 performances
Jan 27th - 14 spies hanged in Baghdad
Jan 27th - 9 Jews publically 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 28th - 2nd ABA All-Star Game: West 133 beats East 127 at Louisville
Jan 28th - Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st woman jockey to win in North America
Jan 29th - Jimi Hendrix & Peter 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
Rock Guitarist Jimi HendrixRock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix 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 - The Palestine National Congress appointed Yasser Arafat head of 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 4th - Yassar Arafats takes over as chairman of PLO
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
Palestinian Leader Yasser ArafatPalestinian Leader Yasser Arafat Feb 6th - "Dear World" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 132 performances
Feb 6th - Jerry Herman's "Dear World," premieres in NYC
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
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
Feb 11th - Dorey Funk Jr beats Gene Kiniski in Tampa, to become NWA champ
Feb 13th - Mary Hopkin's Postcard album on Apple is released
Feb 13th - Suriname government of Pengel resigns
Singer-Songwriter Bob DylanSinger-Songwriter Bob Dylan Feb 17th - Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash record an album; it was never released.
Feb 17th - Golda Meir sworn in as the first female prime minister of Israel
Feb 18th - Doug Walters scores 2nd innings century after 242 in 1st
Feb 18th - PLO-attack El-Al plane in Zurich Switzerland
Feb 19th - 1st Test flight of Boeing 747 jumbo jet
Feb 21st - 1st launching of heavy N-1 rocket at Baikonur Kazachstan (explodes)
Feb 21st - Ted Williams signs 5-year contract to manage Wash Senators
Feb 22nd - Barbara Jo Rubin becomes 1st female jockey to win at a major US track

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 - Sophie Okonedo, British actress
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)
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, Atlanta Ga, actor (Jeb-Little House on the Prairie)
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], Chicago, Illinois, American R&B singer (I Wish I Could Fly)
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, Detroit, NHL defenseman (Hartford Whalers)
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, Rochester NY, WPVA volleyballer (National-17th-1995)
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, NYC, TV hostess (MTV, CBS Morning News)
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)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 11 of 11

Mar 8th - Marriage of 12 year old Marcella Rosciglione in Palermo
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
Jul 26th - "The 5th Dimension" lead vocalist Marilyn McCoo (25) weds fellow bandmate Billy Davis, Jr. (31)
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 Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 286

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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