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1926

This article is about the year 1926. January 29 Eugene O'Neill's The Great God Brown
opened at the Greenwich Theatre.
1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Fri- January 31 British and Belgian troops left Cologne.
day (dominical letter C) of the Gregorian calendar, the
1926th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini
(AD) designations, the 926th year of the 2nd millennium, 1.2 February
the 26th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the
1920s decade. Main article: February 1926

1 Events February 1 Land on Broadway and Wall Street in


New York City was sold at a record $7 per sq inch.
1.1 January
February 8 Sen O'Casey's The Plough and the
Stars opened at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.
Main article: January 1926
February 9 Flooding hit London suburbs.

January 1 February 12 The Irish minister for Justice, Kevin


O'Higgins, appointed the Committee on Evil Liter-
Flooding of the Rhine River struck Cologne; ature.
50,000 were forced to evacuate their homes.[1]
Irelands rst regular radio service, 2RN (later February 20 The Berlin International Green Week
Radio ireann), began broadcasting. debuted in Berlin.

January 3 Theodoros Pangalos declared himself February 25 Francisco Franco became General of
dictator in Greece. Spain.

January 6 The airline Deutsche Luft Hansa was


founded in Berlin. 1.3 March
January 8 Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud was crowned King Main article: March 1926
of Hejaz.

January 12 Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll


premiered their radio program Sam 'n' Henry, in March 6 The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in
which the two white performers portray two black Stratford-upon-Avon is destroyed by re.
characters from Harlem looking to strike it rich in
the big city. It was a precursor to Gosden and Cor- March 6 The rst commercial air route to South
rells more popular later program, Amos 'n' Andy. Africa is established by Alan Cobham.

January 16 A BBC comic radio play broadcast by March 16 Robert Goddard launches the rst
Ronald Knox about a workers revolution caused a liquid-fuel rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts.
panic in London.[2]
March 23 amon de Valera organises Fianna Fil
January 21 The Belgian Parliament accepted the in Ireland.
Locarno Treaties.

January 26 Scottish inventor John Logie Baird 1.4 April


demonstrated a mechanical television system for
members of the Royal Institution and a reporter Main article: April 1926
from The Times at his London laboratory.

1
2 1 EVENTS

May 9

Martial law was declared in Britain because of


the general strike.
The French navy bombarded Damascus be-
cause of the Druze riots.
Explorer Richard E. Byrd and co-pilot Floyd
Bennett claimed to be the rst to y over
the North Pole in the Josephine Ford mono-
plane, taking o from Spitsbergen, Norway
and returning 15 hours and 44 minutes later.
Both men were immediately hailed as national
heroes, though some experts have since been
skeptical of the claim, believing that the plane
was unlikely to have covered the entire dis-
tance and back in that short an amount of
time.[5] An entry in Byrds diary discovered in
1996 suggested that the plane actually turned
back 150 miles short of the North Pole due to
an oil leak.[6]

May 10
March 16: Goddard with rocket in 1926.
Talks between the government and strikers be-
April 4 Greek dictator Theodoros Pangalos won gan in the U.K.
the presidential election with 93.3% of the vote. Planes piloted by Major Harold Geiger and
Turnout was light as the result was considered a fore- Horace Meek Hickam, students at the Air
gone conclusion.[3] Corps Tactical School, collided in mid-air at
April 7 An assassination attempt against Italian Langley Field, Virginia. Hickam parachutes
Fascist leader Benito Mussolini fails. to safety.

April 12 By a vote of 4541, the United States May 12


Senate unseats Iowa Senator Smith W. Brookhart
and seats Daniel F. Steck, after Brookhart had al- Roald Amundsen and his crew ew over the
ready served for over one year. North Pole in the airship Norge.

April 17 Zhang Zuolin's army captured Beijing.[4] UK General Strike 1926: In the United King-
dom, a general strike by trade unions ended
April 24 Treaty of Berlin: Germany and the So- (the strike began on May 3).
viet Union each pledged neutrality in the event of an
attack on the other by a third party for the next ve May 12May 14 May Coup: Jzef Pisudski took
years. over in Poland.
April 25 Rez Khan was crowned Shah of Iran May 18 Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson dis-
under the name Pahlevi. appeared while visiting a Venice, California beach.
April 30 African-American pilot Bessie Coleman
May 20 The United States Congress passed the Air
was killed after falling 500 feet (150 m) from an air-
Commerce Act, licensing pilots and planes.
plane.
May 23 The rst Lebanese constitution was estab-
1.5 May lished.

Main article: May 1926 May 26 The Rif War ended when Rif rebels sur-
rendered in Morocco.

May 28 The 1926 coup d'tat commanded by


May 3 Coal miners were locked out in Britain.
Manuel Gomes da Costa in Portugal installed the
May 4 The United Kingdom general strike began Ditadura Nacional (National Dictatorship), followed
at midnight in support of the coal strike. by Antnio de Oliveira Salazar's Estado Novo.
1.9 September 3

1.6 June August 6

Main article: June 1926 Gertrude Ederle became the rst woman to
swim the English Channel from France to Eng-
land.
June 4 Ignacy Mocicki became president of In New York, the Warner Brothers' Vitaphone
Poland. system premiered with the movie Don Juan
starring John Barrymore.
June 7 The Liberal politician Carl Gustaf Ekman
succeeds Rickard Sandler as Prime Minister of August 18
Sweden.
The British miners union began negotiations
June 19 DeFord Bailey was the rst African- with the government.
American to perform on Nashvilles Grand Ole
Opry. A weather map was televised for the rst time,
sent from NAA Arlington to the Weather Bu-
June 29 Arthur Meighen briey returned to oce reau oce in Washington, D.C.
as Prime Minister of Canada during the King-Byng
Aair. August 22 In Greece, Georgios Kondylis ousted
Theodoros Pangalos.

1.7 July August 23 The sudden death of popular lm actor


and sex symbol Rudolph Valentino at the age of only
Main article: July 1926 31 years old caused mass grief and hysteria around
the world.

August 25 Pavlos Kountouriotis announced that


July 1 The Mammoth Cave National Park is au-
dictatorship had ended in Greece and he was now
thorized by the United States Congress.
the president.
July 1 The Kuomintang began a military unica-
tion campaign in northern China.
1.9 September
July 3 A Caudron C.61 aircraft operated by
Compagnie Internationale de Navigation Arienne Main article: September 1926
crashed in Czechoslovakia.

July 9 General scar Carmona took power in a


September 1 Lebanon under the French Mandate
military coup in Portugal.
got its rst constitution, thereby becoming a repub-
July 10 A bolt of lightning struck Picatinny Arse- lic. Charles Debbas was elected president.
nal in New Jersey. The resulting re caused several
million pounds of explosives to blow up in the next September 8 The German Weimar Republic
two to three days. joined the League of Nations.

July 15 BEST buses made their dbut in Bombay. September 11

July 23 Fox Film bought the patents of the Aloha Tower was ocially dedicated at
Movietone sound system for recording sound onto Honolulu Harbor in the Territory of Hawai'i.
lm. In Rome, Italy, Gino Lucetti threw a bomb at
Benito Mussolinis car, but Mussolini was un-
July 26 The National Bar Association incorporated
hurt.
in the United States.
September 14 The Locarno Treaties of 1925 were
ratied in Geneva and came into eect.
1.8 August
September 16 Philip Dunning and George Ab-
Main article: August 1926 botts play Broadway premieres in New York City.

September 18 Great Miami Hurricane: A strong


August 1 In Mexico, the entry into force of an- hurricane devastated Miami, leaving over 100 dead
ticlerical measures stipulated in the constitution of and causing several hundred million dollars in dam-
1917 caused the Cristero War. age (equal to nearly $100 billion today).
4 1 EVENTS

September 19 Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro) Sta- The Fazal Mosque, the rst purpose-built in
dium, as known well for sports venues of Italy, o- London and the rst Ahmadiyya mosque in
cially opened in Milan. Britain, is completed.

September 20 The North Side Gang attempted to October 31 Magician Harry Houdini died of
assassinate Al Capone, spraying his headquarters in gangrene and peritonitis that has developed after his
Cicero, Illinois with over a thousand rounds of ma- appendix ruptured.
chine gun re in broad daylight as Capone was eating
there. Capone escaped harm.[7][8]
1.11 November
September 21 French war ace Ren Fonck and
three others attempted to y the Atlantic in pursuit Main article: November 1926
of the Orteig Prize. Before the newsreel cameras at
Roosevelt Field New York, the modied Sikorsky S-
35 crashes on take-o and bursts into ames. Fonck November 5 The APOEL FC is founded.
survived but two of his men are killed. November 10 In San Francisco, a necrophil-
iac serial killer named Earle Nelson (dubbed Go-
September 23 Gene Tunney defeated Jack
rilla Man) killed and then rapes his 9th victim, a
Dempsey and became heavyweight boxing cham-
boarding house landlady named Mrs. William Ed-
pion of the world.
monds.
September 25 November 11 The United States Numbered High-
way System, including U.S. Route 66, was estab-
The League of Nations Slavery Convention
lished.
abolished all types of slavery.
William Lyon Mackenzie King returned to of- November 15
ce as Prime Minister of Canada after winning The NBC radio network opened with 24 sta-
the Canadian federal election. tions (formed by Westinghouse, General Elec-
Detroit Cougers, a professional ice hockey tric and RCA).
club (National Hockey League) founded. (a The Balfour Declaration was approved by
predecessor of Detroit Red Wings) the 1926 Imperial Conference, making the
Commonwealth dominions equal and indepen-
dent.
1.10 October
November 24
Main article: October 1926
The village of Rocquebillier in the French Riv-
iera was almost destroyed in a massive hail-
storm.
October 2 Jzef Pisudski became prime minister
Sri Aurobindo retired, leaving The Mother to
of Poland.
run the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry,
October 12 British miners agreed to end their India.
strike. November 25 The death penalty was re-
October 14 A. A. Milne's childrens book Winnie- established in Italy.
the-Pooh was published in London, featuring the November 26 All Italian Communist deputies
eponymous bear. were arrested.
October 19 The 1926 Imperial Conference opened November 27 The restoration of Colonial
in London. Williamsburg began in Williamsburg, Virginia.

October 20 A hurricane killed 650 in Cuba.


1.12 December
October 23
Main article: December 1926
Leon Trotsky and Lev Kamenev were removed
from the Politburo of the Central Committee
of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. December 2 British prime minister Stanley Bald-
A decree in Italy banned women from holding win ended the martial law that had been declared
public oce. due to general strike.
1.13 Date unknown 5

1.13 Date unknown


Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi became the rst woman
appointed to a legislature in India, the Madras Leg-
islative Council.

Stephen H. Langdon began excavations in Jemdet


Nasr nding proto-cuneiform clay tablets (3100
2900 BCE)

Phencyclidine (PCP, angel dust) was rst synthe-


sized.

Widows pensions were introduced in New South


Wales, Australia.

The short-lived Western Australian Secession


League was founded.

Earl W. Bascom, rodeo cowboy and artist, designed


and marked rodeos rst high-cut rodeo chaps at
Stirling, Alberta Canada.

The International African Institute is founded in


London.

Raymond Pearl published his landmark book, Alco-


hol and Longevity.
December 25: Emperor Hirohito
American microbiologist Selman Waksman pub-
lished Enzymes.
December 3 Agatha Christie disappeared from her
home in Surrey; on December 14 she was found at The Pike School of Andover, Massachusetts was
a Harrogate hotel. founded.

Industrial output surpassed the level of 1913 in the


December 7 The Council for the Preservation of USSR.
Rural England (CPRE) founded; now the Campaign
Al Capone was at the apex of his power.
to Protect Rural England.

December 17 1926 Lithuanian coup d'tat: A 2 Births


democratically elected government was overthrown
in Lithuania; Antanas Smetona assumed power.
2.1 January
December 18 Turkey converted to the Gregorian
calendar, making the next day January 1 1927.

December 23 Nicaraguan President Adolfo Daz


requested U.S. military assistance in the ongoing
civil war. American peacekeeping troops immedi-
ately set up neutral zones in Puerto Cabezas and at
the mouth of the Rio Grande to protect American
and foreign lives and property.[9][10]

December 26 In the history of Japan, the Shwa


period began from this day due to the death of
Emperor Taish on the day before. His son Hirohito
reigned as Emperor of Japan until 1989. Showa 1 in
the Japanese calendar was just six days long, prior Patricia Neal
to January 1 Showa 2 (1927).
6 2 BIRTHS

January 1 Claudio Villa, Italian singer (d. 1987) David Tudor, American pianist and composer
(d. 1996)
January 2 Harold Bradley, American session gui-
tarist on country music records January 21 Steve Reeves, American actor (d.
2000)
January 3
January 23 Bal Thackeray, Indian politician (d.
Felicitas Kuhn, Austrian illustrator
2012)
George Martin, English producer of The Bea-
tles (d. 2016) January 26 Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer
(d. 1980)
January 5 William De Witt Snodgrass, American
poet (d. 2009) January 27

January 6 Fritz Spiegl, Austrian journalist (d. 2003)


Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (d. 2004)
Mickey Hargitay, Hungarian actor and body-
builder (d. 2006) January 29
January 8 Amelita Ramos, former First Lady of the
Chester Feldman, American television game Philippines
show producer (d. 1997) Abdus Salam, Pakistani physicist, Nobel Prize
Evelyn Lear, American soprano (d. 2012) laureate (d. 1996)

Hanae Mori, Japanese fashion designer January 31 Chuck Willis, American singer and
Soupy Sales, American comedian (d. 2009) songwriter (d. 1958). Some sources give his year
of birth as 1928.
January 11
Lev Dyomin, cosmonaut (d. 1998) 2.2 February
Giusto Pio, Italian musician and songwriter (d.
2017)
Grant Tinker, American television executive
(d. 2016)
January 12
Ray Price, American singer (d. 2013)
Shumon Miura, Japanese novelist (d. 2017)
January 13 Michael Bond, writer
January 14 Tom Tryon, American actor and nov-
elist (d. 1991)
January 15 Maria Schell, Austrian actress (d.
2005)
January 17
Antonio Domingo Bussi, Argentine Army
General and former Governor of Tucuman (d.
2011)
Moira Shearer, Scottish actress and dancer (d.
2006)
January 19 Fritz Weaver, American actor (d.
2016)
January 20
Patricia Neal, American actress (The Day The Valry Giscard d'Estaing
Earth Stood Still) (d. 2010)
2.2 February 7

Verne Gagne

February 3 Hans-Jochen Vogel, German politician


Leslie Nielsen
February 4 Gyula Grosics, Hungarian footballer
(d. 2014)

February 7

Keiko Tsushima, Japanese actress (d. 2012)


Konstantin Feoktistov, Soviet cosmonaut (d.
2009)
Bill Hoest, American cartoonist (d. 1988)

February 8 Neal Cassady, American writer (d.


1968)

February 10

Danny Blanchower, Northern Irish footballer


and football manager (d. 1993)
Mimi Sheraton, Chef and Author

February 11

Paul Bocuse, French chef


Alexander Gibson, British conductor and
founder of the Scottish Opera (d. 1995)
Leslie Nielsen, Canadian-American actor (d.
2010)
Bob Richards
February 12
February 2 Joe Garagiola Sr., American baseball player
(d. 2016)
Valry Giscard d'Estaing, President of France
Charles Van Doren, American professor and
Lia Laats, Estonian actress (d. 2004)
subject of lm, Quiz Show (lm)
Miguel Obando y Bravo, Nicaraguan Roman
Catholic prelate, archbishop of Managua and February 14 Al Brodax, American lm and tele-
cardinal vision producer (d. 2016)
8 2 BIRTHS

February 16

Margot Frank, sister of Anne Frank (d. 1945)


John Schlesinger, British lm director (d.
2003)

February 17 John Meyendor, Orthodox scholar,


protopresbiter, and educator (d. 1992)

February 19 Pierre Gunin, French journalist and


gay rights activist (d. 2017)

February 20

Whitney Blake, American actress (d. 2002)


Richard Matheson, American author (d.
2013)
Bob Richards, American track and eld athlete
Maria de la Purisima Salvat Romero, Spanish
nun and saint (d. 1998)

February 22 Kenneth Williams, English actor (d.


1988)

February 24
Andrzej Wajda
Knut Kleve, Norwegian philologist (d. 2017)
Dave Sands, Australian boxer (d. 1952)

February 26 Verne Gagne, American professional


wrestler (d. 2015)

February 27 David H. Hubel, Canadian neurosci-


entist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or
Medicine (d. 2013)

February 28 Svetlana Alliluyeva, Russian author


(d. 2011)

2.3 March
March 1

Pete Rozelle, American commissioner of the


National Football League (d. 1996)
Robert Clary, French-American actor, author
and lecturer

March 2 Murray Rothbard, American economist


(d. 1995)

March 3 James Merrill, American poet (d. 1995)

March 4 Jerry Lewis

DeVan Dallas, American politician (d. 2016)


Richard DeVos, American billionaire, co- Fran Warren, American popular singer (d.
founder of Amway 2013)
James J. Eagan, former Mayor of Florissant,
Missouri (d. 2000) March 6
2.3 March 9

Andrzej Wajda, Polish lm director (d. 2016)

March 8

Sultan Salahuddin of Selangor (d. 2001)


Dick Teed, American Major League Baseball
player (d. 2014)

March 10 Seto Wan'ya , Japanese writer and nov-


elist (d. 1993)

March 11

Derek Beneld, English playwright and actor


(d. 2009)
Thomas Starzl, American physician (d. 2017)

March 13 Carlos Roberto Reina, President of


Honduras (d. 2003)

March 15 Norm Van Brocklin, American football


player (d. 1983)

March 16

Edwar al-Kharrat, Egyptian novelist, writer


and critic (d. 2015)
Siegfried Lenz Charles Goodell, American politician (d.
1987)
Jerry Lewis, American comedian and human-
itarian (Muscular Dystrophy Telethon)

March 17

Jaynne Bittner, American female baseball


player
Siegfried Lenz, German writer (d. 2014)

March 18 Peter Graves, American actor (d. 2010)

March 21

Beatriz Aguirre, Mexican lm and television


actress
Heikki Hasu, Finnish Olympic cross-country
skiier

March 23 Berta Loran, Brazilian-Polish actress

March 24

Dario Fo, Italian author, Nobel Prize laureate


(d. 2016)
Desmond Connell, Irish cardinal (d. 2017)
Ventsislav Yankov, Bulgarian pianist

March 25
Heikki Hasu
Lszl Papp, Hungarian boxer (d. 2003)
Alan Greenspan, American economist and Gene Shalit, American lm critic and televi-
former Chairman of the Federal Reserve sion personality
10 2 BIRTHS

March 28 Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, 18th


Duchess of Alba, Spanish aristocrat (d. 2014)

March 30

Ingvar Kamprad, Swedish businessman


Peter Marshall, American singer and television
host (Hollywood Squares)
Sydney Chaplin, American actor (d. 2009)

March 31 John Fowles, English writer (d. 2005)

2.4 April

Elizabeth II

Hugh Hefner

April 1 Harper Lee


Charles Bressler, American tenor (d. 1996)
Anne McCarey, American author (d. 2011) R. W. Schambach, American televangelist,
speaker and author (d. 2012)
April 2
April 6
Jack Brabham, Australian race car driver (d.
2014) Alexander Buttereld, US politician
Robert Holmes, British scriptwriter (d. 1986) Jeanne Martin Ciss, Guinean teacher and na-
tionalist politician (d. 2017)
April 3
Sergio Franchi, Italian tenor and actor (d.
Gus Grissom, American astronaut (d. 1967) 1990)
2.4 April 11

Egon Wol, Chilean playwright and author (d.


2016)
April 14
Frank Daniel, Czech-born writer, producer,
director, teacher (d. 1996)
George Robledo, Chilean soccer player (d.
1989)
Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo, Spanish politician (d.
2008)
April 17 Gerry McNeil, Canadian hockey player
(d. 2004)
April 19 Rawya Ateya, Egyptian politician and
rst female parliamentarian in the Arab world (d.
1997)
April 21
Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom
Arthur Rowley, English footballer (d. 2002)
April 22
Charlotte Rae, American actress and singer
James Stirling, Scottish architect (d. 1992)
April 24 Thorbjrn Flldin, Prime Minister of
Sweden (d. 2016)
April 25
Patricia Castell, Argentine actress (d. 2013)
Cloris Leachman
Gertrude Frhlich-Sandner, Austrian politi-
cian (d. 2008)
Gil Kane, Latvian-born cartoonist (d. 2000) April 26
Ian Paisley, Northern Irish politician (d. 2014)
David Coleman, British TV sports broadcaster
April 7 (d. 2013)
Michael Mathias Prechtl, German illustrator
Prem Nazir, Indian actor (d. 1989) (d. 2003)
Miyoko As, Japanese voice actress April 27
April 9 Hugh Hefner, American magazine editor Alvin Baldus, American Democratic politician
(Playboy) (d. 2017)
Tim LaHaye, American evangelist, speaker
April 10 7ndash; Gustav Metzger, German-born
and author (d. 2016)
stateless auto-destructive artist (d. 2017)
Vladimr ern, Czechoslovakian modern
April 11 Gervase de Peyer, English clarinetist and pentathlete (d. 2016)
conductor (d. 2017) Alvin Baldus, American Democratic politician
(d. 2017)
April 12
April 28 Harper Lee, American novelist (d. 2016)
Khozh-Akhmed Bersanov, Chechen ethnog-
rapher April 29 Paul Baran, American internet pioneer
(d. 2011)
Jane Withers, American actress
April 30
April 13
Edmund Cooper, British author and poet (d.
Neil Betts, Australian rugby union player (d. 1982)
2017) Cloris Leachman, American actress
12 2 BIRTHS

2.5 May

Miles Davis

Sir David Attenborough, British broadcaster,


naturalist and producer
Don Rickles, American comedian and actor
David Attenborough
May 10 Tichi Wilkerson Kassel, American lm
personality and publisher of The Hollywood Re-
porter (d. 2004)

May 13 Joy Coghill, Canadian actress, director,


and writer (d. 2017)

May 14 Eric Morecambe, English comedian and


author (d. 1984)

May 15

Anthony Shaer, English novelist and play-


wright (d. 2001) and his twin brother Peter
Shaer, English playwright (d. 2016)

May 17 Franz Sondheimer, German-born British


chemist (d. 1981)

May 17 Dietmar Schnherr, Austrian lm actor


(d. 2014)

May 18

Dirch Passer, Danish actor (d. 1980)


Douglas Henry, American politician (d. 2017)
Don Rickles
May 20 John Lucarotti, TV writer (d. 1994)
May 5 May 21 Robert Creeley, American Poet (d. 2005)
Ann B. Davis, American actress (The Brady May 23
Bunch) (d. 2014)
Bing Russell, American actor (d. 2003) Aileen Hernandez, African-American union
organizer, civil rights activist, and womens
May 8 rights activist (d. 2017)
2.6 June 13

Desmond Carrington, British actor and broad-


caster (d. 2017)

May 25 Bill Sharman, American basketball player


and coach (d. 2013)

May 26 Miles Davis, American musician (d.


1991)

May 27 Kees Rijvers, Dutch football player and


manager

May 28 Colin Hutton, English rugby union and


professional rugby league (d. 2017)

May 29

Halaevalu Mataaho Ahomee, Queen Consort


of Tonga (d. 2017)
Abdoulaye Wade, 3rd President of Senegal

May 30

Johnny Gimble, American country musician


and ddler (d. 2015)
Tsuneo Watanabe, Japanese businessman

2.6 June
Allen Ginsberg

Mel Brooks

Marilyn Monroe Marilyn Monroe, American actress (d. 1962)


June 3
June 1
Roscoe Bartlett, Republican member of the
Andy Grith, American actor (d. 2012) United States House of Representatives
14 2 BIRTHS

Allen Ginsberg, American poet (Howl) (d. George Englund, American lm editor, direc-
1997) tor, producer and actor
June 5 Elyakim Haetzni, Israeli lawyer
Ray Szmanda, American radio and television
Emile Capgras, Martinican politician (d. announcer
2014)
Tadeusz Konwicki, Polish lmmaker (d.
Peter Peterson- US Secretary of Commerce 2015)
19721973 US Secretary of Commerce
June 23
June 6
Magda Herzberger, Romanian author, poet
Klaus Tennstedt, German conductor (d. 1998)
and composer, survivor of the Holocaust
Antnio Ribeiro de Oliveira, Brazilian Roman
Arnaldo Pomodoro, Italian sculptor
Catholic prelate (d. 2017)
Yoshihiro Hamaguchi, Japanese freestyle
June 9 Happy Rockefeller, American socialite (d. swimmer (d. 2011)
2015)
June 24
June 10 Lionel Jeries, British lm director and
actor (d. 2010) Barbara Scoeld, American tennis player
Aldo Brovarone, chief stylist for Pininfarina
June 11 Frank Plicka, Czech-born photographer
(d. 2010) Hans Gnter Winkler, German show jumping
rider
June 12 Gaspare di Mercurio, Italian doctor and
author (d. 2001) Walter Hirrlinger, German politician
Juan Ortiz Jimenez, Puerto Rican actor
June 13
Blackie Gejeian, American race car driver,
Paul Lynde, American comedian (d. 1982) race car builder, and hot rod enthusiast (d.
June Krauser, American swimmer (d. 2014) 2016)

June 14 Don Newcombe, American baseball June 25


player Virginia Patton, American actress
June 15 Shigeru Kayano, Japanese Ainu activist Stig Sollander, Swedish alpine skier
(d. 2006) Gordon Robertson, Canadian ice hockey
June 16 player
Margaret Anstee, British diplomat (d. 2016)
William F. Roemer, Jr., United States FBI
agent (d. 1996) Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian writer (d.
1973)
Taketoshi Naito, Japanese actor (d. 2012)
June 26
June 18 Allan Sandage, American astronomer (d.
2010) Mahendra Bhatnagar, Hindi and Indian En-
glish poet from India
June 19 Arno Mayer, American historian and
writer Xolilizwe Mzikayise Sigcawu, King of the
Gcaleka Xhosas from 1965 to 2005
June 21
Fritz Zwazl, Austrian former swimmer
Yvette Lvy, French Survivor and a Holocaust
June 27
witness
Johanna Quandt, German business woman (d. Galina Vecherkovskaya, Russian rower
2015) Bruce Tozer, Australian former cricketer
Conrad Hall, Tahitian-born cinematographer Giambattista Bonis, Italian professional foot-
(d. 2003) ball player
Fred Cone, former professional American Geza de Kaplany, Hungarian-born physician
football fullback
Francis Rapp, French medievalist and histo-
June 22 rian
2.7 July 15

Don Raleigh, American ice hockey player (d. Jacques Gautheron, French sports director
2012) Liu Dajun, Chinese agricultural scientist, ed-
June 28 ucator and an academician (d. 2016)

Mel Brooks, American entertainer (The Pro- July 3


ducers) Mara Lorenza Barreneche, former First Lady
Satoru Abe, American sculptor and painter of Argentina (d. 2016)
George Booth, New Yorker cartoonist Rae Allen, American actress and director of
stage, lm and television, and singer.
June 29
Laurence Street, Australian jurist and former
Julius W. Becton, Jr., U.S Army lieutenant Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New
general South Wales
Bobby Morgan, American professional base- Sybille Haynes, British expert on Etruscology
ball player
July 4
Roger Stuart Bacon, American politician
Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Alfredo Di Stfano, Argentine-born footballer
Kuwait (d. 2006) (d. 2014)
Amos Elon, Israeli writer (d. 2009)
June 30
Mary Stuart, American soap actress (d. 2002)
Reg Newton, English professional football
Ed Koenberger, American stand-out basket-
goalkeeper
ball and lacrosse player (d. 2014)
Paul Berg, American chemist, Nobel Prize
laureate July 5
David Berglas, magician and mentalist Viola Harris, American actress
Peter Alexander, Austrian actor, singer and Roy Hawes, American rst baseman in Major
entertainer (d. 2011) League Baseball
Ivo Pitanguy, Brazilian plastic surgeon (d.
2.7 July 2016)
Mario Picone. American pitcher (d. 2013)
July 1
July 6
Atilio Stampone, Argentine pianist, composer
and arranger Dorothy E. Smith, Canadian sociologist
Juan Jaime Cesio, Argentine brigadier general Serge Roullet, French lm director and
screenwriter
Fernando J. Corbat, American computer sci-
entist Marian Carr, American actress
Carl Hahn, German automotive executive, July 7
chairman of Volkswagen
Mainhardt Graf von Nayhau, German jour- Yvonne Ciannella, American coloratura so-
nalist prano in opera and concert

Robert Fogel, American economist, Nobel Armand Lemieux, Canadian professional


Prize laureate (d. 2013) hockey player

Hans Werner Henze, German composer (d. Kamil Sedlek, Czech tibetologist and com-
2012) parative Sino-Tibetan linguist

Lupe Gigliotti, Brazilian television, stage and Thorkild Simonsen, Danish politician
lm actress (d. 2010) Kyichi Mizuki, Japanese actor

July 2 Nuon Chea, Cambodian former communist


politician who was the chief ideologist of the
Clara LaMore, American former competition Khmer Rouge
swimmer Mel Clark, American Major League Baseball
Carlo Rolandi, Italian sailor outelder (d. 2014)
16 2 BIRTHS

Len Tolhurst, Australian sports shooter (d. July 13


2011)
T. Loren Christianson, American politician
Bobby McIlvenny, Northern Irish footballer
(d. 2016) Thomas Clark, American politician
Bengt-Arne Wallin, Swedish jazz musician
July 8 (trumpet), composer, music arranger and
trained aircraft technicians (d. 2015)
John Dingell, American politician
Martin Riesen, Swiss professional ice hockey July 14
goaltender
Harry Dean Stanton, American lm and tele-
Elisabeth Kbler-Ross, Swiss-born psychia- vision actor
trist (d. 2004) Jean Cottard, French fencer
David Malet Armstrong, Australian philoso- Jan Krenz, Polish composer and conductor
pher (d. 2014)
July 15
July 9
Sir John Graham, 4th Baronet, English diplo-
Mathilde Krim, founding chairman of am- mat
fAR, the American Foundation for AIDS Re-
Leopoldo Galtieri, Argentine dictator (d.
search
2003)
Ben Roy Mottelson, American-born physicist,
Raymond Gosling, English physicist (d. 2015)
Nobel Prize laureate
Murphy Anderson, American comic book July 16
artist (d. 2015)
Stef Wertheimer, German-born Israeli indus-
Peter Mullins, Australian decathlete (d. 2012) trialist, investor, philanthropist and former
politician
July 10
Paul M. Ellwood, Jr., prominent gure in
Carleton Carpenter, American actor American health care
Aldo Tortorella, Italian journalist, former Emile Degelin, Belgian lm director and nov-
politician and partisan elist
Donald Geary, American ice hockey player (d. Patrick Desmond Callaghan, Pakistani Air
2015) Force ocer
Harry Macpherson, American pitcher (d. Stanley Clements, American actor (d. 1981)
2017) Irwin Rose, American biologist, recipient of
Fred Gwynne, American actor and author (d. the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (d. 2015)
1993) Michael Otedola, Nigerian politician (d.
2014)
July 11
July 17
Teddy Reno, Italian singer, actor and record
producer Arrigo Levi, Italian journalist, essayist and TV
Frederick Buechner, American author and anchorman
theologian Charles Zwick, American civil servant
Joe Houston, American saxophonist (d. 2015) William Pierson, American television, motion
picture and stage actor (d. 2004)
July 12
Willis Carto, American far right (d. 2015)
Siti Hasmah Mohamad Ali, wife of the Prime douard Carpentier, Canadian professional
Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mo- wrestler (d. 2010)
hamad
July 18
Martin Bott, English geologist and now Emer-
itus Professor Nita Bieber, American actress
Miroslav Baumruk, Czech footballer Franois Fassone, French footballer
Cec Thompson, British professional rugby Dan Sandberg, president and Chief Executive
league footballer (d. 2011) ocer TVC Lab/Video.
2.8 August 17

Bernard Pons, French politician and medical James Best, American actor (The Dukes of
doctor Hazzard) (d. 2015)
Maunu Kurkvaara, Finnish lm director and Lennox Sebe, President of Ciskei bantustan (d.
screenwriter 1994)
Robert Sloman, English writer (d. 2005) Moacir Santos, Brazilian composer, multi-
Joshua Fishman, American linguist (d. 2015) instrumentalist and music educator (d. 2006)
Richard Pasco, British stage, screen and TV July 27 Doris Sattereld, American professional
actor (d. 2014) baseball player (d. 1993)
July 19 July 28 Walt Brown, American presidential can-
didate
Helen Gallagher, American actress, dancer,
singer, and makeup artist July 29 Franco Sensi, Italian oil tycoon (d. 2008)
Robert E. Lavender, American Justice
July 30
Lathan Lenon, Montford Point Marine, Con-
gressional Gold Medal Sir Patrick Russell QC, PC, judge of the High
Court of England and Wales (d. 2002)
Terry Cavanagh, Canadian politician
Edmund Reggie, American Democratic politi- Nina Kulagina, Russian woman who claimed
cian (d. 2013) to have psychic powers, particularly in psy-
chokinesis (d. 1990)
July 20
July 31
Russ Gorman, Australian politician (d. 2017)
Hilary Putnam, American philosopher, math-
Odd Kallerud, Norwegian politician ematician and computer scientist (d. 2016)
July 21 Bernard Nathanson, American medical doctor
(d. 2011)
Rahimuddin Khan, four-star general of the
Pakistan Army
Norman Jewison, American lm director 2.8 August
Arthur Edgehill, American hard bop jazz

July 22

Jerry Clack, Professor of Classical Languages


at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh
J. I. Packer, British-born Canadian Christian
theologian in the low church Anglican and Re-
formed traditions
Bryan Forbes, English lm director (d. 2013)

July 24

Guy Severin, American professor (d. 2008)


Lew Schwartz, American comic book artist, Tony Bennett
advertising creator and lmmaker (d. 2011)
Hans Gnter Winkler, German equestrian and
August 1 Hannah Hauxwell, English TV personal-
show jumper
ity
July 25
August 2
Beatriz Segall, Brazilian actress
Sy Mah, Canadian marathoner (d. 1988)
Whitey Lockman, American player, coach,
manager (d. 2009) George Habash, Palestinian Christian politi-
cian (d. 2008)
Ray Solomono, American inventor (d. 2009)
W. Carter Merbreier, American television host
July 26 (Captain Noah) (d. 2016)
18 2 BIRTHS

Fidel Castro

Jiang Zemin

Tony Bennett, American singer (I Left My


Heart in San Francisco)
Anthony Sampson, British journalist and biog-
rapher (d. 2004)

August 6

Jnos Rzss, Hungarian writer (d. 2012)


Frank Finlay, English stage, lm and television
actor (d. 2016)
Elisabeth Beresford, British author (The
Wombles) (d. 2010)
Norman Wexler, Academy Award nominated
Screenwriter (d. 1999)
Dick Hendley, American football (d. 2014)
Loris Campana, Italian road and track cyclist
(d. 2015)
Luis Bordn, English author (d. 1986)
Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse, son of Prince
Philip, Landgrave of Hesse (d. 2013)
Konstantinos Stephanopoulos August 7 Stan Freberg, American author, record-
ing artist and comedian (d. 2015)
Hang Thun Hak, Cambodian radical politi- August 8
cian, academic and playwright (d. 1975)
Silvio Amadio, Italian lm director and
August 3 screenwriter (d. 1995)
Rona Anderson, Scottish stage, lm, and tele- Jimmy Brown, American trumpeter, saxo-
vision actress (d. 2013) phonist and singer (d. 2006)
Loris Campana, Italian road and track cyclist Angelo Bonetti, Brazilian basketball player
(d. 2015) (d. 2004)
2.8 August 19

August 9 Konstantinos Stephanopoulos, former


President of Greece (d. 2016)
Willie Finlay, Scottish professional football
player and coach (d. 2014) Lionel Van Brabant, Belgian cyclist (d. 2004)
Frank M. Robinson, American science ction August 16
and techno-thriller writer (d. 2014)
Eivind Hjelmtveit, Norwegian cultural admin-
August 10 istrator (d. 2017)
Michel Breitman, French writer and translator Roger Agache, French archaeologist (d. 2011)
(d. 2009) Christopher Polge, English biologist, most
Arthur Maxwell House, Canadian neurologist noted for his work in cryopreservation (d.
(d. 2013) 2006)
Marie-Claire Alain, French organist (d. 2013) Jack Britto, Pakistani Olympic eld hockey
player (d. 2013)
August 11 Manorama, Bollywood character actress (d.
Jos Mara Ortiz de Mendbil, Spanish referee 2008)
(d. 2015)
August 17
Charles Cooper, American actor (d. 2013)
Jean Poiret, French actor, director, and
Claus von Blow, Danish-born British so-
screenwriter (d. 1992)
cialite
Jiang Zemin, former General Secretary of the
Aaron Klug, Lithuanian-born chemist, Nobel
Communist Party of China and President of
Prize laureate
the Peoples Republic of China
August 12
August 18
Douglas Croft, American child actor (d. 1963)
Franca Marzi, Italian lm actress (d. 1989)
Ren Vignal, French footballer (d. 2016)
Orlando Bosch, Cuban exile (d. 2011)
John Derek, American actor and director (d.
1998) August 19
Hiroshi Koizumi, Japanese actor (d. 2015) Luis Bordn, Paraguayan musician and com-
Wallace Markeld, American writer (d. 2002) poser (d. 2006)
Osamu Ishiguro, Japanese tennis player (d. Martin Halliday, British physician (d. 2008)
2016) George Daniels, British horologist (d. 2011)
Hortense Clews, member of the Belgian Re- Angus Scrimm, American actor (d. 2016)
sistance during World War II (d. 2006)
Arthur Rock, American venture capitalist
August 13
August 20
Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary and politi-
Nobby Wirkowski, American and Canadian
cian (d. 2016)
football player and coach (d. 2014)
Roy Heath, Guyanese writer (d. 2008)
Hocine At Ahmed, Algerian politician (d.
Norris Bowden, Canadian gure skater (d. 2015)
1991)
Dennis Eagan, British eld hockey player (d. August 22 Lois Hall, American actress (d. 2006)
2012) August 23
August 14 Cliord Geertz, American anthropologist (d.
Buddy Greco, American jazz and pop singer 2006)
and pianist (d. 2017) Vasco Cabral, Guinea-Bissauan writer and
Ren Goscinny, French comic book writer (d. politician (d. 2005)
1977) August 26 Robert Vickrey, American artist and
Martin Broszat, German historian (d. 1989) author (d. 2011)

August 15 August 27
20 2 BIRTHS

Pat Coombs, British actress (d. 2002) September 3


Albert H. Owens Jr., American oncologist (d. Uttam Kumar, Bengali actor (d. 1980)
2017)
Irene Papas, Greek actress and singer
August 29
September 6
Ramakrishna Hegde, Indian politician (d.
2004) Claus van Amsberg, German born Prince Con-
sort of the Netherlands (d. 2002)
Rafael Ithier, Puerto Rican musician
Maurice Cowling, British historian (d. 2005)
Betty Lynn, American actress
Maurice Prather, American photographer (d.
August 30 2001)
Robert Pierre Sarrabre, Roman Catholic September 7
bishop (d. 2017)
Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer and
Bali Mauladad, Kenian big game hunter (d.
songwriter (d. 2015)
1970)
Don Messick, American voice actor (d. 1997)
August 31 Mayer Hersh, Polish Jew who survived
the Auschwitz concentration camp (d. 2016) September 8 Sergio Pininfarina, Italian automo-
bile designer (d. 2012)

2.9 September September 9 Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Egyptian Islamic


theologian

September 14

Dick Dale, American singer and musician (d.


2014)
John F. Kurtzke, American neurologist (d.
2015)

September 15 Jean-Pierre Serre, French mathe-


matician

September 16

John Knowles, American author (d. 2001)


Robert H. Schuller, American televangelist,
motivational speaker and author (d. 2015)

September 17 Bill Black, American rock and roll


musician and bandleader (d. 1965)

September 19

Masatoshi Koshiba, Japanese physicist, Nobel


Prize laureate
James Lipton, American television personality
and writer
Duke Snider, American baseball player (d.
2011)
James Lipton
September 21

September 2 Donald A. Glaser, American physicist, Nobel


Prize laureate (d. 2013)
Armando Cossutta, Italian communist politi-
cian (d. 2015) Noor Jehan, Pakistani singer and actress (d.
2000)
Ibrahim Nasir Rannabanderyi Kilegefan,
Maldivian president (d. 2008) September 23
2.10 October 21

John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist (d. John Ross, Austrian-born American chemist
1967) (d. 2017)
Heng Freylinger, Luxembourgian wrestler (d. October 4 Senaida Wirth, American female pro-
2017) fessional baseball player (d. 1967)
Aage Birch, Danish competitive sailor and
Olympic medalist (d. 2017) October 7 Czesaw Ryll-Nardzewski, Polish math-
ematician (d. 2015)
September 24 Aubrey Burl, British archaeologist
October 9 Ruth Ellis, British murderer (d. 1955)
September 25 Charles J. Colgan, American politi-
October 11
cian and businessman (d. 2017)
Zohurul Hoque, Indian Islamic scholar (d.
September 26 Julie London, American actress and
2017)
singer (d. 2000)
Yvon Dupuis, Canadian politician (d. 2017)
September 28 Jerry Clower, American country co-
median (d. 1998) October 13

September 30 Jesse L. Brown, rst African-American aviator


in the United States Navy (d. 1950)
Robin Roberts, American baseball player (d. Kazuo Nakamura, Japanese-Canadian painter,
2010) part of the Painters Eleven (d. 2002)
Dave Hunt, American apologist, speaker, ra-
dio commentator and author (d. 2013) October 15

Michel Foucault, French philosopher (d.


1984)
2.10 October
Jean Peters, American actress (d. 2000)
Karl Richter, German conductor (d. 1981)
Jerey Hayden, American television director
and producer (d. 2016)

October 17

Julie Adams, American actress


Beverly Garland, American actress and busi-
nesswoman (d. 2008)

October 18

Chuck Berry, American singer-songwriter and


guitarist
Klaus Kinski, German actor (d. 1991)
Pauline Pirok, American female professional
baseball player

October 20 Vsevolod Murakhovsky, Ukrainian-


Russian politician (d. 2017)

October 21 Bob Rosburg, American golfer (d.


2009)
Chuck Berry October 22 Gloria Carter Spann, sister of former
President Jimmy Carter (d. 1990)

October 1 Max Morath, American musician October 25 Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano
(d. 2012)
October 2
October 28 Bowie Kuhn, American Commis-
Jan Morris, travel writer sioner of Baseball (d. 2007)
22 2 BIRTHS

October 29 November 3 Valdas Adamkus, Lithuanian politi-


cian, 3rd President of Lithuania
Necmettin Erbakan, 25th Prime Minister of
Turkey (d. 2011) November 5 John Berger, English art critic, nov-
elist and painter (d. 2017)
Jon Vickers, Canadian operatic tenor (d.
2015) November 6 Frank Carson, Northern Irish come-
dian (d. 2012)
October 30
November 7 Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian
Lois Wyse, American advertising executive, soprano (d. 2010)
author and columnist (d. 2007) November 8 Jack Mendelsohn, American writer-
Earle Hyman, American actor (The Cosby artist (d. 2017)
Show) November 11 Maria Teresa de Filippis, Italian au-
tomobile racing driver (d. 2016)
October 31 Jimmy Savile, English DJ and televi-
sion presenter (d. 2011) November 15 Helmut Fischer, German actor (d.
1997)

2.11 November November 16


Amy Applegren, American professional base-
ball player (d. 2011)
Ton de Leeuw, Dutch composer (d. 1996)
November 17 Christopher Weeramantry, Sri
Lankan lawyer (d. 2017)
November 19 Jeane Kirkpatrick, American am-
bassador (d. 2006)
November 20 John Gardner, English spy novelist
(d. 2007)
November 23
Sathya Sai Baba, Indian spiritual leader (d.
2011)
R. L. Burnside, American musician (d. 2005)
November 24 Tsung-Dao Lee, Chinese physicist,
Nobel Prize laureate
November 25 Poul Anderson, American science
ction author (d. 2001)
November 26
Peter van Pels, German-Dutch love interest of
Anne Frank (d. 1945)
Rabi Ray, Indian politician (d. 2017)
November 28
David Alexander, British Royal Marines gen-
eral (d. 2017)
Umberto Veronesi, Italian oncologist and
politician (d. 2016)
November 30
Valdas Adamkus
Richard Crenna, American actor (d. 2003)
Andrew Schally, Polish-born American en-
November 1 Betsy Palmer, American actress (d. docrinologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in
2015) Physiology or Medicine
23

2.12 December 3 Deaths


December 1
3.1 JanuaryMarch
Allyn Ann McLerie, Canadian-American ac-
tress and dancer
Robert Symonds, American actor (d. 2007)
December 9 Henry Way Kendall, American physi-
cist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1999)
December 10
Guitar Slim, American New Orleans blues
guitarist (d. 1959)
Giorgos Ioannou, Greek artist (d. 2017)
December 13 George Rhoden, Jamaican athlete
December 15 Nikos Koundouros, Greek lm di-
rector (d. 2017)
December 16 James McCracken, American tenor
(d. 1988)
December 17
Allan V. Cox, American geologist (d. 1987)
Bill Keightley, American equipment man-
ager for the University of Kentucky mens
basketball team from 1962 to 2008 (d. 2008)
December 19 Herbert Stempel, subject of lm
Quiz Show (lm) Camillo Golgi

December 20
Georey Howe, British politician (d. 2015)
Otto Graf Lambsdor, German politician (d.
2009)
David Levine, U.S. caricaturist (d. 2009)
December 21
Joe Paterno, American football coach and phi-
lanthropist (d. 2012)
Elisabeth Elliot, American Christian author
and speaker (d. 2015)
December 22 Alcides Ghiggia, Uruguayan foot-
baller (d. 2015)
December 23
Robert Bly, American poet
Metakse, Armenian poet, writer, translator
and public activist (d. 2014)
December 26 Gina Pelln, Cuban painter (d.
2014)
December 31 Billy Snedden, Australian politician Kato Takaaki
(d. 1987)
24 3 DEATHS

John Jacob Bausch, German-American op-


tician who co-founded Bausch & Lomb (b.
1830)
Eddie Plank, American baseball player and
MLB Hall of Famer (b. 1875)
March 4 Patriarch Macarius II (b. 1835)
March 11 Usui Mikao, Japanese founder of Reiki
(b. 1865)
March 12 E. W. Scripps, American newspaper
publisher (b. 1854)
March 16 Sergeant Stubby, World War I American
hero war dog (b. 1916)
March 17 Aleksei Brusilov, Russian general (b.
1853)
March 24 Sizzo, Prince of Schwarzburg (b. 1860)
March 26 Constantin Fehrenbach, German politi-
cian and 13th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1852)
March 28 Prince Philippe, Duke of Orleans (b.
1869)

Heike Kamerlingh Onnes


3.2 AprilJune
January 4 Margherita of Savoy, queen consort of April 1 Jacob Pavlovich Adler, Russian actor (b.
Italy (b. 1851) 1855)
January 15 Louis Majorelle, French furniture de- April 9 Henry Miller, English-born American
signer (b. 1859) stage actor and producer (b. 1859)
January 21 Camillo Golgi, Italian physician, recip- April 10 shima Yoshimasa, Japanese general (b.
ient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1850)
(b. 1843)
April 20 Billy Quirk, American actor (b. 1873)
January 28
April 24 Sunjong, last Emperor of Korea (b.
Kat Takaaki, Japanese politician, 24th Prime 1874)
Minister of Japan (b. 1860)
April 25 Ellen Key, Swedish feminist writer (b.
Ernest Troubridge, British admiral (b. 1862) 1849)
January 30 Barbara La Marr, American lm ac- April 28 Kawamura Kageaki, Japanese eld mar-
tress (b. 1896) shal (b. 1850)
February 1 Saint Theodosius of Skopje, Bulgaria April 30 Bessie Coleman, African-American pilot
religious leader (b. 1846) (b. 1892)
February 6 Carrie Clark Ward, stage and lm char- May 3 Victor, Prince Napoleon (b. 1849)
acter actress (b. 1862)
May 9 J. M. Dent, British publisher (b. 1849)
February 8 William Bateson, British geneticist (b.
1861) May 10 Alton B. Parker, American judge (b.
1852)
February 12 Art Smith, American pilot (b. 1890)
May 16 Mehmed VI, last Ottoman Sultan (b.
February 21 Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, Dutch 1861)
physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1853)
May 26 Symon Petliura, Ukrainian independence
February 24 ghter (b. 1879)
3.3 JulySeptember 25

Sultan Mehmed VI
Emperor Sunjong

June 8 Emily Hobhouse, British welfare cam-


paigner (b. 1860)

June 9 Sanford B. Dole, President of Hawaii and


1st Territorial Governor of Hawaii (b. 1844)

June 10 Antoni Gaud, Catalan architect (b. 1852)

June 14 Mary Cassatt, American artist (b. 1844)

3.3 JulySeptember
July 2 mile Cou, French psychologist (b. 1857)

July 12

Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist, writer,


spy, and administrator; known as the Un-
crowned Queen of Iraq (b. 1868)
John W. Weeks, American politician in the
Republican Party (b. 1860)

July 13 Mariano de Jesus Euse Hoyos, Colombian


Roman Catholic priest and blessed (b. 1845)
Antoni Gaudi
July 22

Willard Louis, American actor (b. 1882)


26 3 DEATHS

Friedrich von Wieser, Austrian economist (b.


1851)

July 26 Robert Todd Lincoln, American statesman


and businessman, son of 16th President Abraham
Lincoln (b. 1843)

August 1 Israel Zangwill, British novelist and play-


wright (b. 1864)

August 14 John H. Mott, American politician (b.


1843)

August 21 Ugyen Wangchuck, King of Bhutan (b.


1861)

August 22 Charles W. Eliot, President of Harvard


University (b. 1834)

August 23 Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor (b.


1895)

August 27 John Rodgers, American naval ocer


and naval aviation pioneer (b. 1881)

August 30 Eddie Lyons, American actor (b. 1886)

September 15 Rudolf Christoph Eucken, German


writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1846)

September 21 Lon Charles Thvenin, French


telegraph engineer (b. 1857)
King Ugyen Wangchuck
September 25 Herbert Booth, third son of William
and Catherine Booth (b. 1862)

3.4 OctoberDecember
October 7 Emil Kraepelin, German psychiatrist (b.
1856)

October 9 Josias von Heeringen, German general


(b. 1850)

October 11 Hymie Weiss, American gangster (b.


1898)

October 16 Princess Frederica of Hanover (b.


1848)

October 19 Victor Babe, Romanian bacteriologist


(b. 1854)

October 20 Eugene V. Debs, American labor and


political leader (b. 1855)

October 31

Harry Houdini, Hungarian-born escapologist


Rudolph Valentino (b. 1874)
Charles Vance Millar, Canadian businessman
(b. 1853)
3.4 OctoberDecember 27

Annie Oakley

Harry Houdini

November 3 Annie Oakley, American sharp-


shooter and entertainer (b. 1860)

November 7 Tom Forman, American actor and


director (b. 1893)

December 2 Grard Cooreman, Prime Minister of


Belgium (b. 1852)

December 4 Ivana Kobilca, Slovenian painter (b.


1861)

December 5 Claude Monet, French painter (b.


1840)

December 10 Nikola Pai, Serbian and Yugoslav


statesman, 4-Time Prime Minister of Serbia and 3-
Time Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1855)

December 16 William Larned, American tennis


champion (b. 1872)
Claude Monet
December 17 Lars Magnus Ericsson, Swedish in-
ventor and founder of Ericsson (b. 1846)

December 22 Mina Arndt, New Zealander painter December 24 Johan Castberg, Norwegian Radical
(b. 1885) politician (b. 1862)
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