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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 605

Jan 1st - Cigarette advertisements banned on TV
Jan 2nd - A barrier collapses at Ibrox Park football ground at end of a soccer match in Glasgow Scotland, killing 66
Jan 3rd - "President's Daughter" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 72 perfs
Jan 3rd - Baltimore Colts beat Oakland Raiders 27-17 in AFC championship game
Jan 3rd - Dallas Cowboys beat SF '49ers 17-10 in NFC championship game
Jan 4th - Congressional Black Caucus organizes
Jan 4th - Dr Melvin H Evans inaugurated as 1st elected governor of Virgin Is
Jan 4th - Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State victims
Jan 4th - Philadelphia's Veteran Stadium dedicated
Jan 5th - 1st one-day international, Australia v England at the MCG
Jan 5th - Globetrotters lose 100-99 to NJ Reds, ending 2,495-game win streak
Jan 5th - US heavyweight "Sonny" Liston's (36) corpse found
Jan 6th - Berkeley chemists announces 1st synthetic growth hormones
Jan 6th - Cecil Partee elected president pro tem of Illinois state senate
Singer-songwriter Neil YoungSinger-songwriter Neil Young Jan 6th - Neil Young returns to his homeland of Canada for his first concert there since his pre-stardom days
Jan 7th - -40°F (-40°C), Hawley Lake, Ariz (state record)
Jan 8th - 29 pilot whales beach themselves & die at San Clemente Island, Calif
Jan 8th - Voyageurs National Park, Minn established
Jan 9th - "Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen" closes at Majestic NYC after 19 perf
Jan 10th - "Light, Lively & Yiddish" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 87 perfs
Jan 10th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Richard Wilbur
Jan 11th - Tigers ace reliever John Hiller, 27, sufferes a heart attack, but later makes a remarkable comeback to record 38 saves
Jan 12th - "All in the Family" premieres on CBS featuring 1st toilet flush on TV
Jan 12th - "Soon" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 3 performances
Jan 12th - Congressional Black Caucus organizes
Politician, statesman Henry KissingerPolitician, statesman Henry Kissinger Jan 12th - Fed grand jury indicts Rev Philip Berrigan & 5 others, including a nun & 2 priests, on charges of plotting to kidnap Henry Kissinger
Jan 13th - "Soon" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 3 performances
Jan 14th - John Snow takes 7-40 for England to beat Australia by 299 runs
Jan 15th - "Ari" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 19 performances
Jan 15th - Aswan Dam official opens in Egypt
Jan 15th - George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord"
Jan 16th - Ard Schenk skates world record 1500m (1:58.7)
Jan 17th - Super Bowl V: Balt Colts-16, Dallas Cowboys-13 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Chuck Howley, Dallas, LB
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison Jan 18th - Ivan Koloff beats Bruno Sammartino in NY, to become WWF champ
Jan 19th - "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 861 performances
Jan 19th - 24th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston
Jan 19th - Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial
Jan 19th - NHL Writers' Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Association
Jan 20th - Ard Schenk skates world record 1000m (1:18.8)
Jan 20th - John Lennon meets Yoko Ono's parents in Japan
Jan 21st - "Alias Smith & Jones" premieres on ABC TV
Jan 22nd - John Lennon & Yoko Ono record "Power to the People"
Musician and Beatle John LennonMusician and Beatle John Lennon Jan 23rd - -80°F (-62°C) in Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska (US record)
Jan 23rd - 4th ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 122 at Carolina
Jan 23rd - UCLA loses to Notre Dame, UCLA then wins next 88 games in a row
Jan 24th - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-6
Jan 25th - Charles Manson & 3 women followers convicted of Tate-LaBianca murders
Jan 25th - Himachal Pradesh becomes 18th Indian state
Jan 25th - Military coup in Uganda under Gen Idi Amin Dada
Jan 25th - Phila mint's 1st trial strike of Eisenhower dollar
Jan 25th - WHMB TV channel 40 in Indianapolis, IN (IND) begins broadcasting
Murderer Charles MansonMurderer Charles Manson Jan 26th - Dutch 2nd Chamber accepts law against limitation of war crimes
Jan 27th - Montgomery St Station, last link in BART, `holed thru'
Jan 29th - Test debut of Dennis Keith Lillee, v England at Adelaide
Jan 30th - "Ari" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 19 performances
Jan 30th - Dennis Lillee takes 5-84 in his 1st Test bowl, v England
Jan 30th - UCLA starts 88 basketball game win streak
Jan 31st - "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison hit #1 on UK pop chart
Jan 31st - Apollo 14 launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands
Jan 31st - Jake Beckley, Joe Kelley, Harry Hooper, Rube Marquard, Chick Hafey
Jan 31st - US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
Jan 31st - US male Figure Skating championship won by John Misha Petkevich
Jan 31st - & Dave Bancroft & George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame
Feb 2nd - Idi Amin ousts Milton Obote to become dictator of Uganda
Feb 3rd - KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast
Feb 4th - Baseball announces a special hall of fame wing for blacks
Feb 4th - British car maker Rolls Royce declared itself bankrupt
Feb 4th - Government exhibit under construction in Brazil collapses, kills 65
Feb 4th - National Guard mobilized to quell rioting in Wilmington NC
Feb 5th - Apollo 14, 3rd US manned Moon expedition, lands near Fra Mauro Alan Shepard & Edward Mitchell (Apollo 14) walk on Moon for 4 hrs
Feb 6th - 1st time a golf ball is hit on Moon (by Alan Shepard)
Feb 6th - Robert Curtis is the first British soldier to die in 'the Troubles' in Ireland when he was shot by the Provisional Irish Republican Army on New Lodge Road, Belfast
Feb 7th - Swiss men accept female suffrage
Feb 8th - Pedro Morales beats Ivan Koloff in NY, to become WWF wrestling champ
Feb 8th - South Vietnamese troops invade Laos
Feb 8th - The Nasdaq stock market index debuts.
Feb 9th - Apollo 14 returns to Earth
Feb 9th - Probably 1st gay theme TV episode - All in the Family
Feb 9th - Quake in San Fernando Valley kills 64 & causes over $½B damage
Feb 9th - Satchel Paige becomes 1st negro-league player elected to baseball HOF
Feb 10th - American Mensa Ltd incorporates in New York
Feb 10th - Bill White becomes 1st black baseball announcer (NY Yankees)
Feb 10th - John Guares "House of Blue Leaves," premieres in NYC
Feb 10th - Royal Albert Hall bans scheduled concert featuring Frank Zappa
Feb 11th - Montreal Canadien John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal
Feb 11th - US, UK, USSR, others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons
Feb 12th - Only Test Cricket for Ken Eastwood, who scored 5 & 0 Aust v England
Feb 13th - 12,000 South Vietnamese troops cross into Laos
Feb 13th - Golfing VP Spiro Agnew hits 2 tee shots into crowd, injuring 2
Feb 14th - Movie "Ben Hur" 1st shown on television
37th US President Richard Nixon37th US President Richard Nixon Feb 14th - Richard Nixon installs secret taping system in White House
Feb 15th - After 1,200 years Great Britain abandons 12-shilling system for the decimal currency
Feb 17th - England regains cricket Ashes with a 2-0 series win
Feb 19th - Paul McCartney releases "Another Day" in UK
Feb 19th - Walt Wesley becomes 1st Cleve Cavalier to score 50 pts in a game
Feb 20th - Bruin Phil Esposito is NHL's quickest to score 50 goals in a season
Feb 20th - Maj General Idi Amin Dada appoints himself president of Uganda
Feb 20th - Natl Emergency Center erroneously orders US radio & TV stations to go off the air. Mistake wasn't resolved for 30 minutes
NHL Center Phil EspositoNHL Center Phil Esposito Feb 21st - Ruth Jessen wins LPGA Sears Women's World Golf Classic
Feb 21st - Series of tornadoes cuts through Miss & La killing 117

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 1,518

Jan 1st - Beno Bryant, WLAF running back (Amsterdam Admirals)
Jan 1st - Bobby Holik, Jihlava Cze, NHL left wing (NJ Devils, Team Czech Rep)
Jan 1st - Bridget Pettis, WNBA guard (Phoenix Mercury)
Jan 1st - Kevin Lee, NFL wide receiver (NE Patriots)
Jan 1st - Kevin Mitchell, NFL linebacker (SF 49ers)
Jan 1st - Sammie Henson, American wrestler
Jan 2nd - Aamer Nazir, cricketer (Pakistani pace bowler 1993- )
Jan 2nd - Aaron Williams, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics)
Jan 2nd - Brad Parpan, WLAF quarterback (Rhein Fire)
Jan 2nd - Horace Copeland, NFL wide receiver (Tampa Bay Bucs)
Jan 2nd - Robert O' Neal, WLAF DB (Amsterdam Admirals)
Jan 2nd - Taye Diggs, American actor
Jan 2nd - Lisa Harrison, American basketball player
Jan 3rd - Cory Cross, Lloydminster, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)
Jan 3rd - Ku'ualoha Taylor, Hawaii, Miss USA (Hawaii-Miss Congeniality-1996)
Jan 3rd - Rene van Rijswijk, Dutch soccer player (RKC)
Jan 4th - Carlos Perez, Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos)
Jan 4th - Deb Sonnenberg, Edmonton Alberta, softball pitcher (Olympics-96)
Jan 4th - Errol Brown, CFL defensive back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)
Jan 4th - Garrison Hearst, NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals, SF 49ers)
Jan 4th - Jeremy Licht, Los Angeles California, actor (Mark-Valerie/Hogan Family)
Jan 4th - Orlanda Truitt, wide receiver (Oakland Raiders)
Jan 4th - Richard Chee Quee, cricketer (NSW opening batsman Fiji/Chin ancestry)
Jan 4th - Junichi Kakizaki, Japanese artist, sculptor
Jan 5th - Eric Smith, NFL/WLAF wide receiver (Chicago Bears, Scotland Claymores)
Jan 5th - Hillary Butler, WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy)
Jan 5th - Jason Bates, Downey CA, infielder (Colorado Rockies)
Jan 5th - Mayuko Takata, Japanese actress
Jan 6th - Jed DeVries, NFL tackle (Cleveland Browns)
Jan 6th - Mike Wells, NFL defensive end (Detroit Lions)
Jan 6th - Myron Baker, NFL linebacker (Chic Bears)
Jan 6th - Gary Wiseman, American punk-rock drummer
Jan 7th - Bobby Hamilton, NFL/WLAF defensive end (Amsterdam Admirals, NY Jets)
Jan 7th - Masato Itai, WLAF wide receiver (Amsterdam Admirals)
Jan 7th - Todd Yeaman, NFL defensive tackle (NY Giants)
Jan 7th - C.W. Anderson, American professional wrestler
Jan 7th - Tina Anderson, American comic book writer
Jan 8th - Billy Joe Hobert, NFL quarterback (Oakland Raiders)
Jan 8th - Branislav Janos, hockey forward (Team Slovakia 1998)
Jan 8th - Brenda Lee Armstrong, Albert Lea Minn, Miss Minn-America (1991)
Jan 8th - Brook Mahealani Lee, Miss Universe/Miss USA (1997-Hawaii)
Jan 8th - Darren Langdon, Deere Lake, NHL left wing (NY Rangers)
Jan 8th - Jason Giambi, West Covina CA, infielder (Oakland A's)
Jan 8th - Roosevelt Potts, NFL running back (Indianapolis Colts)
Jan 8th - Stephane Barin, hockey forward (Team France 1998)
Jan 8th - Pascal Zuberbühler, Swiss footballer
Jan 9th - Bill Schroeder, NFL wide reciever (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31)
Jan 9th - Elizabeth Punsalan, Syracuse NY, American ice skater (Oly-15-94)
Jan 9th - Scott Thornton, London, NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers)
Jan 9th - Daniel Dumile, American hip hop artist
Jan 9th - Hal Niedzviecki, Canadian author
Jan 9th - Yusuke Naora, Japanese game art director
Jan 10th - Guylaine Cloutier, Levis QUE, 100m breaststroke swimmer (Oly-4-92, 96)
Jan 10th - Sergi Bruguera, Italy, tennis star
Jan 11th - Alexander Delgado, Palmerejo Venezuela, catcher (Boston Red Sox)
Jan 11th - Karmeeleyah McGill, WLAF linebacker (Scottish Claymores)
Singer-Songwriter Mary Jane BligeSinger-Songwriter Mary Jane Blige (Jan 11th) Jan 11th - Mary Jane Blige, New York, American R&B singer-songwriter
Jan 11th - Noah Cantor, CFL defensive tackle (Toronto Argonauts)
Jan 11th - Stephen Smith, Indianapolis Indiana, high jumper
Jan 12th - Andy Fox, Sacramento CA, infielder (NY Yankees)
Jan 12th - Oscar Sturgis, NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys)
Jan 12th - Scott Burrell, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets)
Jan 12th - Shane Dronett, NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos)
Jan 13th - Elmer Dessens, Hermosillo Mexico, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates)
Jan 13th - John Mallory Asher, American film actor/director
Jan 14th - Antonios Nikopolidis, Greek footballer
Jan 14th - Lasse Kjus, Norwegian skier
Jan 15th - LeShon Johnson, running back (Arizona Cardinals)
Jan 15th - Regina King, Los Angeles California, actress (Brenda Jenkins-227)
Jan 16th - Josh Evans, actor (Ricochett, The Doors)
Jan 16th - Jukka-Pekka Nummi, WLAF cornerback (Scottish Claymores)
Jan 16th - Junior Bryant, NFL defensive end (SF 49ers)
Jan 16th - Michel Kreek, Dutch soccer player (Ajax)
Jan 16th - Scott Williams, Orange California, field hockey defender (Olympics-96)
Jan 16th - Sergei Bruguera, Spain, tennis star
Jan 16th - Ulrich van Gobbel, Suriname/Dutch soccer player (Feyenoord)
Jan 17th - Derek Plante, Cloquet, NHL center (Buffalo Sabres)
Jan 17th - Peter Winter, Australian decathlete (Olympics-96)
Jan 17th - Tyler Houston, US baseball catcher (Atlanta Braves)
Jan 17th - Kid Rock, American singer
Jan 17th - Richard Burns, English rally driver (d. 2005)
Jan 17th - Leonardo Ciampa, Italian-American musician
Jan 17th - Youki Kudoh, Japanese actress
Jan 17th - Ann Wolfe, female boxer
Jan 18th - Andre Coleman, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (San Diego Chargers)
Jan 18th - Greg Engel, NFL center (San Diego Chargers)
Jan 18th - Jonathan Davis, American singer (KoЯn)
Jan 18th - Christian Fittipaldi, Brazilian race car driver
Jan 18th - Josep Guardiola, Spanish footballer
Jan 18th - Seamus O'Regan, Canadian broadcast journalist
Jan 19th - Jeff Juden, Salem MA, baseball pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies, SF Giants)
Jan 19th - Maurice Hofman, Dutch soccer player (MVV)
Jan 19th - Reggie Brooks, NFL running back (Washington Redskins)
Jan 19th - Shawn Wayans, actor (In Living Color)
Jan 19th - John Wozniak, American singer and songwriter (Marcy Playground)
Jan 20th - Alan Young, NFL defensive end (NY Jets)
Jan 20th - Andrei Skabelka, NHL forward (Belarus, Oly-98)
Jan 20th - Johnny Mitchell, NFL tight end (NY Jets)
Jan 20th - Karin Smith, Miss Minnesota USA (1996)
Jan 20th - Gary Barlow, English singer (Take That)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 13 of 13

Horror Author Stephen KingHorror Author Stephen King (Jan 7th) Jan 7th - American horror, sci-fi and fantasy author Stephen King marries Tabitha Spruce, author and activist
Feb 5th - Actress Judi Dench (36) weds actor Michael Williams (35) at St Mary's Catholic Church in Hampstead, London
Mar 4th - Prime Minister of Canada Pierre Trudeau (51) weds author/actress Margaret Joan Sinclair (23) at a private ceremony in North Vancouver, Canada
May 12th - Rolling Stone rocker Mick Jagger (27) weds actress and model Bianca Pérez-Mora Macia (26) at St Tropez Town Hall, France
May 28th - NBA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (24) weds school teacher Janice Brown
Jun 12th - Tricia Nixon & Edward F Cox marry at White House
Jul 6th - ABBA member Bjorn Ulvaeus (26) weds fellow singer Agnetha Faltskog (21)
Singer Agnetha FältskogSinger Agnetha Fältskog (Jul 6th) Jul 19th - "The Who" lead singer Roger Daltrey (27) weds model Heather Taylor
Aug 5th - Five-time Grammy Award singer Donna Summer (22) weds actor Helmuth Sommer
Oct 27th - Steve Garvey weds Cynthia Truhan
Nov 11th - Swedish director and writer Ingmar Bergman (53) weds actress Ingrid von Rosen (41)
Nov 27th - MLB center fielder Willie Mays (40) weds Mae Louise Allen in Mexico City
Dec 24th - Professional boxer George Foreman (22) weds Adrienne Calhoun

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

Jan 11th - 1st "Quickie" Divorce granted in UK
Mar 23rd - Dutch 2nd Chamber accept simplified divorce

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 320

Jan 1st - Saint Amphilochius of Pochayiv, Ukrainian Orthodox Christian Saint (b. 1894)
Jan 2nd - Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (b. 1906)
Jan 2nd - Richard Maxwell (Dick) Haldane, South African trade unionist, dies at 62
Jan 4th - Arthur Ford, American clairaudient (b. 1896)
Jan 5th - Douglas Shearer, Canadian film engineer (b. 1899)
Jan 5th - Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, American oceanographer, dies at 66
Jan 7th - Dick Kollmar, actor (Broadway Spotlight, Guess What), dies at 60
Jan 7th - Madame Spivy [LeVoe], actress (All Fall Down), dies at 64
Jan 8th - Adriano Lualdi, composer, dies at 85
Jan 9th - Giannis Christou, Greek composer (b. 1926)
Jan 9th - Elmer Flick, baseball player (b. 1876)
Jan 10th - Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, French fashion designer, dies at 87
Jan 11th - I. (Irene) Rice Pereira, American abstract artist dies aged 68
Jan 13th - Bernard "Heinz" Lammerding, Germ SS-gen/contractor (Tulle), dies at 65
Jan 13th - Robert Still, composer, dies at 60
Jan 13th - Robert Still, English composer (b. 1910)
Jan 14th - Ethel Glenn Hier, composer, dies at 82
Jan 15th - John Dall, actor (Corn is Green, Rope), dies of heart attack at 50
Jan 16th - Kermit Maynard, cowboy actor (Saturday Roundup), dies at 68
Jan 16th - Philippe Thys, Belgian cyclist (b. 1890)
Jan 18th - Catherine Calvert, actress (Fires of Faith), dies of stroke at 80
Jan 19th - Harry Shields, American musician (b. 1899)
Jan 20th - Gilbert M Anderson, actor (1st Movie Cowboy), dies at 88
Jan 21st - Richard B Russell, (Sen-D-Ga), dies at 73
Jan 23rd - Fritz Feigl, Austria-born chemist (b. 1871)
Jan 24th - Bill W., American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)
Jan 27th - Jacobo Arbenz, President of Guatemala (b. 1913)
Jan 28th - Donald Winnicott, British psychoanalyst (b. 1896)
Feb 1st - Jim A J Christy, cricket (10 Tests for S Af, 638 runs at 34 33), dies
Feb 3rd - Jay C Flippen, actor (Ensign O'Toole), dies at 72
Feb 5th - Mátyás Rákosi, Hungarian premier (1952..56), dies at 78
Feb 11th - Whitney Young Jr, National Urban League director, drowns in Nigeria
Feb 12th - George Shelton, actor (It Pays to be Ignorant), dies at 86
Department Store Founder James Cash PenneyDepartment Store Founder James Cash Penney (Feb 12th) Feb 12th - James Cash Penney, US founder (J C Penney), dies at 95
Feb 15th - Marian Viktorovich Koval, composer, dies at 63
Feb 15th - Dimitrios Loundras, Greek gymnast (b. 1885)
Feb 17th - Teddy Hart, actor (3 Men on a Horse), dies at 73
Feb 21st - Adolph Weiss, composer, dies at 79
Feb 22nd - Barry Macollum, actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 81
Feb 22nd - Matt McHugh, actor (Taxi, Freaks, Barbary Coast), dies at 77
Feb 22nd - Rudolf Mauersberger, composer, dies at 82
Feb 23rd - King Lockwood, dies of stroke at 73
Feb 25th - Theodor Svedberg, Swedish chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1884)
Feb 26th - Edward van der Merwe, cricket keeper (S Afr in 2 Tests in 30's), dies
Feb 26th - Fernandel, [Contandin], French actor (Death of Champion), dies at 67
Feb 26th - Joseph Berg, composer, dies at 43
Feb 26th - Joseph Desire Fernandel, comedian, dies of cancer at 67
Feb 26th - Tullio Carminati, actor (Roman Holiday, Moulin Rouge), dies at 76
Mar 2nd - Charles W Engelhard, US silver multi-millionaire, dies at 54
Mar 5th - Winnie Lightner, actress (Gold Dust Gertie, Sit Tight), dies at 71
Mar 6th - Raymond Herreman, Flemish writer (Don't Forget to Live), dies at 74
Mar 8th - Harold Lloyd, US comic/actor (Why Worry), dies of cancer at 77
Mar 9th - Jean-Pierre Guezek, composer, dies at 36
Mar 10th - Mabel Wheeler Daniels, composer, dies at 92
Mar 11th - Philo T Farnsworth, US TV pioneer, dies at 64
Mar 11th - Roy Glenn, dies in Los Angeles at 56
Mar 11th - Whitney M Young Jr, leader (National Urban League 1961-71), dies at 49
Mar 13th - Piero Coppola, composer, dies at 82
Mar 13th - Rockwell Kens, US artist/painter/illustrator, dies at 88
Mar 15th - Jean-Pierre Monseré, Belgian cyclist (b. 1948)
Mar 16th - Bebe Daniels, actress (Silver Dollar, My Past), dies at 70
Mar 16th - Chuck Fleetwood-Smith, cricketer (Vict & Aust), dies
Mar 16th - Thomas E Dewey, US president candidate (R 1944, 48), dies at 68
Mar 17th - Ernst Bachmeister, writer, dies
Mar 18th - George Wood, England cricket wicketkeeper (v South Africa 1924), dies
Mar 19th - Jan Greshoff, Dutch poet/author/journalist (Last Things), dies at 82
Mar 19th - Mary Dorna, Dutch author, dies at 79
Mar 22nd - Martin Bodmer, writer, dies
Mar 23rd - Armin Loos, composer, dies at 67
Mar 23rd - Simon Vestdijk, Dutch author/poet (Brass Garden), dies at 72
Mar 28th - Felix Wolfes, composer, dies at 78
Mar 29th - Dhirendranath Datta, Bangladeshi politician (b. 1886)
Mar 30th - Selmer Jackson, actor (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp), dies at 82
Mar 31st - Liselotte Liselot Beekmeyer, Dutch actress (Child Crying), dies at 31
Apr 3rd - Joseph Valachi, US gangster, dies at 66
Apr 3rd - Manfred Bonnington Lee, [Ellery Queen], detective writer, dies at 65
Composer Igor StravinskyComposer Igor Stravinsky (Apr 6th) Apr 6th - Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies of pneumonia at 88
Apr 7th - Charles F Pahud de Mortanges, (Olympic-gold-1928, 32), dies at 74
Apr 12th - Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (b. 1871)
Apr 12th - Wynton Kelly, American jazz pianist (b. 1931)
Apr 13th - Michel Brière, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1949)
Apr 13th - Juhan Smuul, Estonian author (b. 1921)
Apr 14th - Armand Spitz, developer of small educational planetarium, dies
Apr 15th - Dan Reeves, American football team owner (b. 1912)
Apr 17th - Roberto Lupi, composer, dies at 62
Apr 18th - Masao Oki, composer, dies at 69
Apr 20th - Cecil Parker, actor (Court Jester, Operation Snafu), dies at 73
Apr 21st - Edmund Lowe, actor (Front Page Detective), dies at 81
Apr 21st - Francois "Doc" Duvalier, dictator of Haiti, dies at 64
Apr 23rd - William Tubman, President of Liberia (1944-71), dies at 76
Apr 25th - Max Drischner, composer, dies at 80
Apr 30th - Elmo Roper, pollster (Roper Poll), dies at 70
May 1st - Edith Day, actress (Romance of Air), dies at 75
May 1st - Glenda Farrell, actress (Grand Slam, Exposed), dies at 66
May 4th - Donald Dexter Van Slyke, US chemist (Cyanosis), dies at 88
May 4th - Joseph Csaky, Hungarian/French sculptor, dies at 83
May 4th - Louis de Bree, [Louis C Davids], Dutch actor (Bluejackets), dies at 87
May 5th - Alice Tissot, actress (Italian Straw Hat), dies of cancer at 81
May 5th - Petro Scaglione, Italian procureur-general, killed by Mafia
May 5th - Violet Jessop, Titanic survivor (b. 1887)

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