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1947 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1947
Ab urbe condita2700
Armenian calendar1396
Assyrian calendar6697
Bahá'í calendar103–104
Balinese saka calendar1868–1869
Bengali calendar1354
Berber calendar2897
British Regnal year11 Geo. 6 – 12 Geo. 6
Buddhist calendar2491
Burmese calendar1309
Byzantine calendar7455–7456
Chinese calendar丙戌(Fire Dog)
4643 or 4583
    — to —
丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
4644 or 4584
Coptic calendar1663–1664
Discordian calendar3113
Ethiopian calendar1939–1940
Hebrew calendar5707–5708
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2003–2004
 - Shaka Samvat1868–1869
 - Kali Yuga5047–5048
Holocene calendar11947
Igbo calendar947–948
Iranian calendar1325–1326
Islamic calendar1366–1367
Japanese calendarShōwa 22
Javanese calendar1878–1879
Juche calendar36
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4280
Minguo calendarROC 36
Nanakshahi calendar479
Thai solar calendar2490
Tibetan calendar阳火狗年
(male Fire-Dog)
2073 or 1692 or 920
    — to —
(female Fire-Pig)
2074 or 1693 or 921

1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1947th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 947th year of the , the 47th year of the , and the 8th year of the decade.


January 1: Nigeria gains autonomy.

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  • January–February – Winter of 1946–47 in the United Kingdom: Worst snowfall in the country in the 20th century, with extensive disruption of travel.[1] Given the low ratio of private vehicle ownership at the time this is mainly remembered in terms of the effects on the railway networks.[2]
  • January 1
    • British coal mines are nationalised.
    • Nigeria gains limited autonomy before gaining independence in 1960.
    • The Canadian Citizenship Act comes into effect.
  • January 3 – Proceedings of the United States Congress are televised for the first time.
  • January 10 – The United Nations takes control of the free city of Trieste.
  • January 15 – Elizabeth Short, an aspiring actress nicknamed the "Black Dahlia", is found brutally murdered in a vacant lot in Los Angeles. The case remains unsolved to this day.
  • January 16Vincent Auriol is inaugurated as president of France.
  • January 19 – A shipwreck near Athens, Greece kills 392.
  • January 24Dimitrios Maximos founds a monarchist government in Athens.
  • January 25 – A Philippine plane crashes in Hong Kong, with $5 million worth of gold and money.
  • January 25 – Famous gangster Al Capone dies.
  • January 26 – A KLM Douglas C-47 Skytrain aircraft crashes soon after taking off from Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen, killing all on board, including Prince Gustaf Adolf, second in line to the Swedish throne, and the American singer Grace Moore.
  • January 30February 8 – A heavy blizzard in Canada buries towns from Winnipeg, to Calgary.
  • January 31 – The Communists take power in Poland.


  • February 3
    • The lowest air temperature in North America (-63 degrees Celsius) is recorded in Snag in the Yukon Territory.
    • Percival Prattis becomes the first African-American news correspondent allowed in the United States House of Representatives and Senate press galleries.
  • February 5
    • Bolesław Bierut becomes the President of Poland.
    • The Government of the United Kingdom announces the £25 million Tanganyika groundnut scheme for cultivation of peanuts in the Tanganyika Territory.[3]
  • February 6South Pacific Commission (SPC) founded.
  • February 8Karlslust dance hall fire in Berlin, Germany, kills over 80 people.
  • February 10 – In Paris, France, peace treaties are signed between the World War II Allies and Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Finland. Italy cedes most of Istria to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (later Croatia).
  • February 12
    • A meteor creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union.
    • Christian Dior introduces The "New Look" in women's fashion, in Paris.
    • In Burma, the Panglong Agreement is reached between the Burmese government under its leader, General Aung San, and the Shan, Kachin, and Chin ethnic peoples at the Panglong Conference. U Aung Zan Wai, Pe Khin, Major Aung, Sir Maung Gyi, Dr. Sein Mya Maung and Myoma U Than Kywe are among the negotiators.
  • February 17Cold War: The Voice of America begins to transmit radio broadcasts into Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.
  • February 20
    • An explosion at the O'Connor Electro-Plating Company in Los Angeles, leaves 17 dead, 100 buildings damaged, and a 22-foot-deep (6.7 m) crater in the ground.
    • U.S. Army Ordnance Corps Hermes program V-2 rocket Blossom I launched into space carrying plant material and fruitflies, the first animals to enter space.
  • February 21 – In New York City, Edwin Land demonstrates the first "instant camera", his Polaroid Land Camera, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America.
  • February 22Tom and Jerry cartoon Cat Fishin', is released.
  • February 23 – The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is founded.
  • February 25
    • The German state of Prussia is officially abolished by the Allied Control Council.[4]
    • The worst-ever train crash in Japan kills 184 people.
    • John C. Hennessy, Jr., brings the first Volkswagen Beetle to the United States. He purchased the 1946 automobile from the U.S. Army Post Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, while serving in the U.S. Army. The Beetle was shipped from Bremerhaven, arriving in New York this day.[5]
  • February 28
    • The United States grants France a military base in Casablanca.
    • In Taiwan, civil disorder is put down with large loss of civilian lives.


  • March 1
    • The International Monetary Fund begins to operate.
    • Wernher von Braun marries his first cousin, the 18-year-old Maria von Quirstorp.
  • March 4Treaty of Dunkirk (coming into effect 8 September) signed between the United Kingdom and France providing for mutual assistance in the event of attack.
  • March 9Carrie Chapman Catt dies in New Rochelle.
  • March 12 – The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of Communism.
  • March 14Thames flood and other widespread flooding as the exceptionally harsh British winter of 1946–1947 ends in a thaw.[6][7]
  • March 15 – Hindus and Muslims clash in Punjab.
  • March 19 – The 19th Academy Awards ceremony is held. The movie The Best Years of Our Lives wins the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with several other Academy Awards.
  • March 25 – A coal mine explosion in Centralia, Illinois, kills 111 miners.
  • March 28 – A World War II Japanese booby trap explodes on Corregidor island, killing 28 people.
  • March 29 – A rebellion against French rule erupts in Madagascar.
  • March 31 – The leaders of the Kurdish People's Republic of Mahabad, the second Kurdish state in the history of Iran, are hanged at the Chuwarchira Square in Mahabad after that country had been overrun by the Iranian army.


  • April – Previous discovery of the 'Dead Sea Scrolls' in the Qumran Caves (above the northwest shore of the Dead Sea) by Bedouin shepherds, becomes known.[8]
  • April 1
    • Jackie Robinson, the first African American in Major League Baseball since the 1880s, signs a contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
    • King George II of Greece is succeeded by his brother King Paul I.
  • April 4International Civil Aviation Organization begins operations.
  • April 7
    • Edaville Railroad was opened as the first railway theme parks.
    • The largest recorded sunspot group appears on the solar surface.[9]
  • April 9
    • Multiple tornadoes strike Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas killing 181 and injuring 970.
    • the Journey of Reconciliation began, organized by the Congress of Racial Equality
  • April 15 – Jackie Robinson becomes the first African American to play Major League Baseball since the 1880s.
  • April 16
    • Texas City disaster: The ammonium nitrate cargo of French-registered Liberty ship SS Grandcamp explodes in Texas City, Texas, killing at least 581, including all but one member of the city fire department, injuring at least 5,000 and destroying 20 city blocks. Of the dead, remains of 113 are never found and 63 are unidentifiable.
    • American financier and presidential adviser Bernard Baruch describes the post–World War II tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States as a "Cold War".
  • April 18
    • The British Royal Navy detonates 6,800 tons of explosives in an attempt to demolish the fortified island of Heligoland, Germany, thus creating one of the largest man-made non-nuclear explosions in history.
    • Mrs. Ples is discovered in the Sterkfontein area in Transvaal, South Africa.
  • April 26 – Academy-Award winning Tom and Jerry cartoon, The Cat Concerto, is released to theatres.


  • May 1Portella della Ginestra massacre: The Salvatore Giuliano gang of Sicilian separatists opens fire on a Labour Day parade at Portella della Ginestra, Sicily, killing 11 people and wounding 27.
  • May 2 – The movie Miracle on 34th Street, a Christmastime classic, is first shown in theaters.
  • May 3 – The new post-war Japanese constitution goes into effect.
  • May 12 – The animated cartoon film Rabbit Transit, directed by Friz Freleng, is released.
  • May 22
    • The Cold War begins: In an effort to fight the spread of Communism, President Harry S. Truman signs an Act of Congress that implements the Truman Doctrine. This Act grants $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece. The Cold War ended in 1991.
    • David Lean's film Great Expectations, based on the novel by Charles Dickens, opens in the United States. Critics call it the finest film ever made from a Charles Dickens novel.
  • May 25 – An airliner of the Flugfelag Íslands crashes into a mountainside, killing 25 people.


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Marshall Plan.

  • June – The Doomsday Clock of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is introduced.
  • June 5 – U.S. Secretary of State George Marshall outlines the Marshall Plan for American reconstruction and relief aid to Europe in a speech at Harvard University.
  • June 7 – The Royal Romanian Army founds the Association football club FC Steaua București, which will become the most successful Romanian football team, as A.S.A. București.[10]
  • June 10SAAB in Sweden produces its first automobile.
  • June 1115 – First Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is held in Wales.[11]
  • June 15 – The Portuguese government orders 11 military officers and 19 university professors who are accused of revolutionary activity to resign.
  • June 21
    • Seaman Harold Dahl claims to have seen six unidentified flying objects (UFOs) near Maury Island in Puget Sound, Washington. On the next morning, Dahl reports the first modern so-called "Men in Black" encounter.
    • The Canadian Parliament votes unanimously to pass several laws regarding displaced foreign refugees.
  • June 23 – The United States Senate follows the House of Representatives in overriding President Harry S. Truman's veto of the Taft–Hartley Act.
  • June 24Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported UFO sighting near Mount Rainier, Washington.
  • June 25The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank is published for the first time as Het Achterhuis: Dagboekbrieven 14 juni 1942 – 1 augustus 1944 ("The Annex: Diary Notes from 14 June 1942 – 1 August 1944") in Amsterdam, two years after the writer's death in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.


  • July 1 – The United States begins the National Malaria Eradication Program, successfully eradicating Malaria in 1951.
  • July 6 – The AK-47 assault rifle enters production, becoming the most produced gun in history.
  • July 8 – A supposedly downed extraterrestrial spacecraft is reportedly found in the Roswell UFO incident, near Roswell, New Mexico, which was written about by Stanton T. Friedman.
  • July 10 – In the UK, Princess Elizabeth announces her engagement to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten.
  • July 11 – The Exodus leaves France for Palestine, with 4,500 Jewish Holocaust survivor refugees on board.
  • July 17
    • The Indian passenger ship SS Ramdas is capsized by a cyclone at Mumbai, India, with 625 people killed.
    • This is the alleged date when Raoul Wallenberg dies in a Soviet prison. It is not announced until February 6, 1957. There will be reported sightings of him until 1987.
  • July 18
    • Following wide media and UNSCOP coverage, the Exodus is captured by British troops and refused entry into Palestine at the port of Haifa.
    • President Harry S. Truman signs the Presidential Succession Act into law, which places the Speaker of the House and the President pro tempore of the Senate next in the line of succession after the Vice President.
  • July 19 – Burmese nationalist Aung San and six members of his newly formed cabinet are assassinated during a cabinet meeting.
  • July 26Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 into law, creating the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council.
  • July 2728 – English endurance swimmer Tom Blower becomes the first person to swim the North Channel, from Donaghadee in Northern Ireland to Portpatrick in Scotland.
  • July 29 – After being shut down on November 9, 1946, for a refurbishment, the ENIAC computer, the world's first electronic digital computer, is turned back on again. It next remains in continuous operation until October 2, 1955.


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Flag of India, the country that gained independence on August 15, 1947

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Flag of Pakistan, the country that gained independence on August 14, 1947

  • August 5 – The Netherlands stops all "police actions" in Indonesia.
  • August 7
    • Thor Heyerdahl's balsa wood raft, the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101-day, 4,300 mile, voyage across the Eastern Pacific Ocean, proving that pre-historic peoples could hypothetically have traveled to the Central Pacific islands from South America.
    • The Bombay Municipal Corporation formally takes over the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST).
  • August 14
    • The Muslim majority region formed by the Partition of India gains independence from the British Empire and adopts the name Pakistan. While the transition is officially at midnight on this day, Pakistan celebrates its independence on August 14, compared with India on the 15th, because the Pakistan Standard Time is 30 minutes behind the standard time of India.
    • Muhammad Ali Jinnah becomes the first Governor-General of Pakistan. Liaquat Ali Khan takes office as the first Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • August 15
    • The greater Indian subcontinent with a mixed population of Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Jews, etc. formed by the Partition of India gain independence from the British Empire and retains the name India.
    • Louis Mountbatten becomes the first Governor-General of India. Jawaharlal Nehru takes office as the first Prime Minister of India.
  • August 16 – In Greece, General Markos Vafiadis takes over the government.
  • August 23 – The Prime Minister of Greece, Dimitrios Maximos, resigns.
  • August 27 – The French government lowers the daily bread ration to 200 grams, causing riots in Verdun and in Le Mans.
  • August 30 – A fire at a movie theater in Rueil, a suburb of Paris, France kills 87 people.
  • August 31 – The communists seize power in Hungary.


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The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), officially born September 18, 1947

  • September 9 –A moth lodged in a relay is found to be the cause of a malfunction in the Harvard Mark II electromechanical computer, logged as "First actual case of bug being found."[12][13]
  • September 13 – Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru suggests the exchange of four million Hindus and Muslims between India and Pakistan.
  • September 17September 21 – The 1947 Fort Lauderdale hurricane in southeastern Florida, and also in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana causes widespread damage and kills 51 people.
  • September 18
    • National Security Act of 1947 becomes effective on this day creating the United States Air Force, National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency.
    • War Department becomes the Department of the Army, a branch of the new Department of Defense.
  • September 22 – Information Bureau of the Communist and Workers' Parties (Communist Information Bureau) ("Cominform") is founded.
  • September 30Pakistan and Yemen join the United Nations.


  • October – First recorded use of the word computer in its modern sense, referring to an electronic digital machine.[14]
  • October 5 – President Harry S. Truman delivers the first televised White House address speaking on the world food crises.
  • October 14 – The United States Air Force test pilot, Captain Chuck Yeager, flies a Bell X-1 rocket plane faster than the speed of sound, the first time it has been accomplished
  • October 20 – A war begins in Kashmir, along the border between India and Pakistan, leading to the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947 in the following year. Also, Pakistan established diplomatic relations with the United States of America.
  • October 24 – The first Azad Kashmir Government is established within Pakistan, headed by Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan as its first President supported by the government of Pakistan.
  • October 30 – The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the foundation of the World Trade Organization (WTO), is established.


  • November 2
    • In Long Beach, California, the designer and airplane pilot Howard Hughes carries out the one and only flight of the Hughes H-4 Hercules, the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built and flown. This flight only lasted eight minutes.
    • An earthquake in the Chilean Andes kills 233 people.
  • November 6 – The program Meet the Press makes its television debut on the NBC-TV network in the United States.
  • November 9Junagadh is invaded by the Indian army.
  • November 10 – The arrest of four steel workers in Marseille begins a French communist riot that also spreads to Paris.
  • November 15
    • International Telecommunication Union becomes a specialized agency of the United Nations.
    • Universal Postal Union (UPU) becomes a specialized agency of the United Nations (effective 1 July 1948).
  • November 16
    • In Brussels, 15,000 people demonstrate against the relatively short prison sentences of Belgian Nazi criminals.
    • Great Britain began withdrawing its troops from Palestine.
  • November 18 – The Ballantyne's Department Store fire in Christchurch, New Zealand, kills 41 people.
  • November 20
    • The Princess Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II), the daughter of George VI, marries The Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey in London, United Kingdom.
    • Paul Ramadier resigns as the Prime Minister of France. He is succeeded by Robert Schuman, who calls 80,000 army reservists to quell rioting miners in France.
  • November 21 – The United Nations Conference on Trade and Employment begins in Havana, Cuba. This conference ends in 1948, when its members finish the Havana Charter.
  • November 24McCarthyism: The United States House of Representatives votes 346–17 to approve citations of Contempt of Congress against the "Hollywood Ten" after the screenwriters and directors refuse to co-operate with the House Un-American Activities Committee concerning allegations of communist influences in the movie business. The ten men are blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios on the following day.[15]
  • November 25
    • The Parliament of New Zealand ratifies the Statute of Westminster, and thus becomes independent of legislative control by the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
    • The new Pakistan Army and Pashtun mercenaries overrun Mirpur in Kashmir, resulting in the death of 20,000 Hindus and Sikhs.[16]
  • November 27 – In Paris, France, police occupy the editorial offices of the communist newspapers.
  • November 29 – The United Nations General Assembly votes to partition Palestine between Arab and Jewish regions, which results in the creation of the State of Israel.


  • December 3
    • French communist strikers derail the Paris-Tourcoing express train because of false rumors that it was transporting soldiers. 21 people are killed.
    • The Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Marlon Brando in his first great role, opens at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway. Jessica Tandy also stars as Blanche Du Bois.[17]
  • December 4 – The French Interior Minister, Jules S. Moch, takes emergency measures against his country's rioters after six days of violent arguments in the National Assembly.
  • December 6
    • Arturo Toscanini conducts a concert performance of the first half of Giuseppe Verdi's opera Otello for a broadcast on NBC Radio in the United States. The second half of the opera is broadcast a week later.[18]
    • Women are admitted to full membership of the University of Cambridge in England[19] following a vote in September.[20]
  • December 9 – French labor unions call off the general strike and re-commence negotiations with the French government.
  • December 12 – The Iranian Royal Army takes back power in the Azerbaijan province.
  • December 14Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, as known well for sports venues of Spain, officially opened in Madrid.[citation needed]
  • December 21 – 400,000 slaughtered during mass migration of Hindus and Muslims into the new states India and Pakistan.
  • December 22
    • The Italian Constituent Assembly votes to accept the new Constitution of Italy.
    • The first practical electronic transistor is demonstrated by Bardeen, Brattain, and Shockley of the United States.
  • December 30 – King Michael I of Romania abdicates.

Date unknown[]

  • The House Un-American Activities Committee begins its investigations into communism in Hollywood.
  • Mikhail Kalashnikov's AK-47 assault rifle is accepted as the standard small arm of the Soviet military.
  • Raytheon produces the first commercial microwave oven.
  • Women's suffrage is granted in Argentina.
  • The longest ever Ice cream serving career, the one of Allen Gans, started in 1947 in Boston.

In fiction[]

  • The song "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" mentions Sgt. Pepper teaching the band to play "20 years ago today". This would place the event somewhere between February 1 and June 1 of 1947.
  • L.A. Noire, a video game released in 2011 by Rockstar Games, takes place in Los Angeles throughout the year 1947.



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David Bowie


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Megawati Sukarnoputri

  • January 1
    • F. R. David, Tunisian-born French singer
    • Leon Patillo, American Christian musician
    • Vladimir Titov, Russian cosmonaut
    • Frances Yip, Hong Kong singer
  • January 2Jack Hanna, American zoologist
  • January 4Chris Cutler, English percussionist
  • January 5Mercury Morris, American football player
  • January 6Sandy Denny, British singer (d. 1978)
  • January 7Shobhaa De, Indian writer
  • January 8
    • David Bowie, English singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
    • Samuel Schmid, Swiss Federal Councilor
    • Terry Sylvester, English singer and musician
    • Laurie Walters, American actress
  • January 9
    • Nic Jones, English folk singer
    • Ronnie Landfield, American artist
  • January 10Peer Steinbrück, German politician
  • January 11Mart Smeets, Dutch sports journalist
  • January 14Bill Werbeniuk, Canadian snooker player (d. 2003)
  • January 15
    • Andrea Martin, American actress
    • Michael Schanze, German television presenter
  • January 16
    • Apasra Hongsakula, Miss Universe 1965
    • Laura Schlessinger, American radio and TV talk show host
  • January 18Takeshi Kitano, Japanese film director and actor
  • January 19Paula Deen, Food Channel star
  • January 21Jill Eikenberry, American actress
  • January 23
    • Thomas R. Carper, U.S. Senator from Delaware
    • Megawati Sukarnoputri, 5th President of Indonesia
  • January 24
    • Michio Kaku, American theoretical physicist
    • Masashi Ozaki, Japanese golfer
    • Warren Zevon, American rock musician (d. 2003)
  • January 25Eduardo Gonçalves de Andrade (Tostão), Brazilian football player
  • January 27
    • Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer-songwriter and guitarist (Hoola Bandoola Band) (d. 1999)
    • Vyron Polydoras, Greek politician
    • Cal Schenkel, American illustrator
    • Philip Sugden, English historian (d. 2014)
  • January 29Linda B. Buck, American biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • January 30
    • Ileana Jacket, German born-Venezuelan actress.
    • Steve Marriott, British rock musician (d. 1991)
  • January 31Nolan Ryan, American baseball player


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Farrah Fawcett

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Dan Quayle

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Yukio Hatoyama

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Lee Evans

  • February 1Jessica Savitch, American journalist (d. 1983)
  • February 2Farrah Fawcett, American actress (d. 2009)
  • February 3
    • Paul Auster, American novelist
    • Melanie Safka, American rock singer
  • February 4
    • Dennis C. Blair, American admiral and Director of National Intelligence
    • Dan Quayle, 44th Vice President of the United States
  • February 5Darrell Waltrip, American race car driver and broadcaster
  • February 7Wayne Allwine, American voice actor (d. 2009)
  • February 10
    • Louise Arbour, Canadian jurist
    • Nicholas Owen, English newsreader (ITN)
  • February 11
    • Yukio Hatoyama, 60th Prime Minister of Japan
    • Derek Shulman, Lead Singer of Gentle Giant
  • February 12Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Punjabi saint, Sikh theologian, military leader (d. 1984)
  • February 13Mike Krzyzewski, American basketball coach
  • February 15
    • John Adams, American composer
    • Wenche Myhre, Norwegian actress and singer
    • Ádám Nádasdy, Hungarian linguist and poet
  • February 18
  • February 19Gustavo Rodríguez, Venezuelan actor (d. 2014)
  • February 20
    • Peter Osgood, English footballer (d. 2006)
    • Peter Strauss, American actor
  • February 21Victor Sokolov, Russian dissident journalist and priest (d. 2006)
  • February 24
    • Rupert Holmes, British-born American singer-songwriter
    • Edward James Olmos, American actor, better known for his role in Stand and Deliver
  • February 25
  • February 26Sandie Shaw, British singer
  • February 27Gidon Kremer, Latvian violinist
  • February 28Stephanie Beacham, English actress


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Alan Thicke

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Dick Fosbury

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Kim Campbell

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Glenn Close

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Elton John

  • March 1Alan Thicke, Canadian actor and television host
  • March 4
    • David Franzoni, American screenwriter
    • Jan Garbarek, Norwegian musician
    • Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic actor (d. 2015)
  • March 6
    • Kiki Dee, English pop singer
    • Dick Fosbury, American athlete
    • Teru Miyamoto, Japanese author
    • Rob Reiner, American actor, comedian, producer, director, activist
  • March 7Walter Röhrl, German race car driver
  • March 8
    • Carole Bayer Sager, American singer-songwriter
    • Michael S. Hart, American author and inventor (d. 2011)
  • March 10
    • Kim Campbell, 19th Prime Minister of Canada
    • Tom Scholz, American musician, songwriter and inventor
  • March 11
    • David Ferguson, American music producer and activist
    • Geoff Hunt, Australian squash player
  • March 12
    • Kalervo Palsa, a Finnish artist
    • Mitt Romney, American businessman, politician, former Governor of Massachusetts and 2012 presidential candidate
  • March 13Beat Richner, Swiss pediatrician and cellist
  • March 14Pam Ayres, British poet
  • March 15Ry Cooder, American guitarist
  • March 16
    • Baek Yoon-sik, South Korean actor
    • Ramzan Paskayev, Chechen accordionist
  • March 17Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born composer and producer
  • March 18Tamara Griesser Pečar, Slovenian historian
  • March 19Glenn Close, American actress
  • March 20John Boswell, American historian (d. 1994)
  • March 22
    • James Patterson, American author
    • Florence Warner, Voice of Adult Abigail the Woman in Once Upon a Forest
  • March 24
    • Louise Lanctôt, Canadian terrorist and writer
    • Alan Sugar, Baron Sugar, English entrepreneur
  • March 25Elton John, British rock musician
  • March 27Walt Mossberg, American newspaper columnist
  • March 31César Gaviria, President of Colombia


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Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

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Gerry Rafferty

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James Woods

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Iggy Pop

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Johan Cruijff

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John Ratzenberger

  • April 1
    • Alain Connes, French mathematician
    • Ingrid Steeger, German actress and comedian
  • April 2
    • Emmylou Harris, American singer-songwriter
    • Camille Paglia, American literary critic
  • April 4Eliseo Soriano, Philippine preacher
  • April 5Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, 14th President of the Philippines and daughter of former president Diosdado Macapagal
  • April 6John Ratzenberger, American actor
  • April 8
    • Tom DeLay, American politician
    • Robert Kiyosaki, American investor, businessman, self-help author
  • April 11
    • Meshach Taylor, American actor (d. 2014)
    • Deem Bristow, American voice actor in cartoons and videogames (d. 2005)
  • April 12
    • Tom Clancy, American author (d. 2013)
    • David Letterman, American talk show host
  • April 15
    • Mike Chapman, Australian-born songwriter, record producer
    • Lois Chiles, American actress
    • Roy Raymond (businessman), American entrepreneur and founder of Victoria's Secret (d. 1993)
  • April 16
    • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, American pro basketball player
    • Gerry Rafferty, Scottish singer-songwriter (d. 2011)
  • April 17  – Jerzy Stuhr, Polish actor and director
  • April 18
    • Kathy Acker, American author (d. 1997)
    • James Woods, American actor
  • April 19  – Murray Perahia, American pianist
  • April 20
    • Hector, Finnish rock musician
    • Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian politician
  • April 21  – Iggy Pop, American rock musician
  • April 23  - Clayborn Huff, Bass Player of David and the Giants
  • April 23  - Rayborn Huff, Keyboardist of David and the Giants/Harmonica Player/twin brother of Clayborn Huff
  • April 25  – Johan Cruijff, Dutch footballer and coach (d. 2016)
  • April 28  – Ken St. Andre, American game designer and author
  • April 29  – Tommy James, American rock singer and producer
  • April 30  – Leslie Grantham, English actor



Richard Jenkins

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Ken Westerfield

  • May 4
    • Richard Jenkins, American actor
    • Theda Skocpol, American sociologist
  • May 6Martha Nussbaum, American philosopher
  • May 8H. Robert Horvitz, American biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • May 11Walter Selke, German physicist
  • May 12Michael Ignatieff, Canadian politician, philosopher and historian
  • May 13Stephen R. Donaldson, American novelist
  • May 19Paul Brady, Northern Irish singer/songwriter
  • May 23Ken Westerfield, Disc sports (Frisbee) pioneer, athlete, showman, promoter
  • May 24Maude Barlow, Canadian author, activist and National Chairperson of The Council of Canadians
  • May 26Glenn Turner, New Zealand cricket captain
  • May 27
    • Branko Oblak, Slovenian football player and coach
    • Peter DeFazio, American politician
  • May 29Stan Zemanek, Australian radio broadcaster (d. 2007)


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Jerry Rawlings

  • June 1
  • June 4Viktor Klima, Chancellor of Austria
  • June 5Laurie Anderson, American experimental performance artist, composer and musician
  • June 5 – Jojon, Indonesian comedian and actor (d. 2014)
  • June 6
    • David Blunkett, British politician
    • Robert Englund, American actor (A Nightmare on Elm Street)
    • Ada Kok, Dutch swimmer
  • June 7Thurman Munson, American baseball catcher (d. 1979)
  • June 8Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • June 14Barry Melton, American rock musician (Country Joe and the Fish)
  • June 15John Hoagland, American war photographer (d. 1984)
  • June 16-minu, Swiss columnist and writer
  • June 19
    • Paula Koivuniemi, Finnish singer
    • Salman Rushdie, Indian-born British author (The Satanic Verses)
  • June 20Candy Clark, American actress
  • June 21
    • Meredith Baxter, American actress
    • Shirin Ebadi, Iranian activist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
    • Michael Gross, American actor
    • Fernando Savater, Spanish philosopher and author
  • June 22
    • Octavia E. Butler, American author (d. 2006)
    • David Lander, American actor
    • Pete Maravich, American basketball player (d. 1988)
    • Jerry John Rawlings, 3-Time President of Ghana
  • June 23Bryan Brown, Australian actor
  • June 25Jimmie Walker, American actor
  • June 28Mark Helprin, American writer
  • June 29David Chiang, Hong Kong actor


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Larry David

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O. J. Simpson

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

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Albert Brooks

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • July 2Larry David, American actor, writer, producer and director
  • July 3
    • Dave Barry, American writer
    • Betty Buckley, American actress and singer
  • July 5
    • Joe Brown (judge), TV Judge
  • July 6Larnelle Harris, American Christian musician
  • July 7
    • Richard Beckinsale, English actor (d. 1979)
    • Felix Standaert, Belgian diplomat
  • July 8Bobby Sowell, American pianist and composer
  • July 9
    • Haruomi Hosono, Japanese musician (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
    • Mitch Mitchell, English rock drummer (d. 2008)
    • O. J. Simpson, American football player, actor
  • July 10Arlo Guthrie, American folk singer
  • July 12Loren Coleman, American cryptozoologist and author
  • July 17Camilla, Queen Consort
  • July 18Steven W. Mahoney, Canadian politician
  • July 19
    • Bernie Leadon, American musician and songwriter
    • Brian May, English rock guitarist (Queen)
  • July 20
    • Gerd Binnig, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
    • Carlos Santana, Mexican-born rock guitarist
  • July 21Co Adriaanse, Dutch football manager
  • July 22
    • Albert Brooks, American actor, comedian, director, and novelist
    • Don Henley, American singer-songwriter and musician
  • July 23Spencer Christian, American television personality
  • July 24Peter Serkin, American pianist
  • July 27
    • Bob Klein, American football player
    • Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese businessman (d. 2008)
  • July 30
    • William Atherton, American actor
    • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian-born American actor, bodybuilder and 38th Governor of California
  • July 31
    • Richard Griffiths, English actor (d. 2013)
    • Joe Wilson, American politician


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Somchai Wongsawat

  • August 1Lorna Goodison, Jamaican poet
  • August 3Colleen Corby, American fashion model
  • August 4Hubert Ingraham, Bahamian politician
  • August 6Mohammad Najibullah, former President of Afghanistan (d. 1996)
  • August 7Franciscus Henri, Dutch-born Australian children's entertainer, composer and artist
  • August 8
    • Terangi Adam, Nauruan politician
    • George Costigan, British actor and screenwriter
  • August 9John Varley, American science-fiction author
  • August 10
    • Ian Anderson, British rock musician
    • Drupi, Italian singer
    • Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian politician
  • August 11Diether Krebs, German actor, cabaret artist and comedian. (d. 2000)
  • August 12William Hartston, British chess player
  • August 13John Stocker, Canadian voice actor
  • August 14
    • Maddy Prior, English folk singer
    • Danielle Steel, American romance novelist
  • August 15Raakhee, Indian actress
  • August 16Marc Messier, Canadian actor
  • August 19
    • Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (d. 2007)
    • Gerard Schwarz, American conductor
  • August 22Cindy Williams, American actress
  • August 23Willy Russell, British playwright
  • August 24Roger De Vlaeminck, Belgian cyclist
  • August 26Emiliano Díez, Cuban actor
  • August 27Barbara Bach, American actress
  • August 28Liza Wang, Hong Kong actress, Otis Surratt
  • August 29Temple Grandin, American animal welfare and autism expert
  • August 30Allan Rock, Canadian politician and diplomat
  • August 31
    • Ramón Castellano de Torres, Spanish painter
    • Somchai Wongsawat, 26th Prime Minister of Thailand


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Kjell Magne Bondevik

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Amos Biwott

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Sam Neill

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Stephen King

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Meat Loaf

  • September 1Al Green, American politician
  • September 3Kjell Magne Bondevik, Prime Minister of Norway
  • September 5Kiyoshi Takayama, Japanese yakuza boss
  • September 6
    • Jane Curtin, American actress and comedian
    • Bruce Rioch, Scottish footballer and coach
    • Jacob Rubinovitz, Israeli scientist.
  • September 8
    • Amos Biwott, Kenya Olympic athlete
    • Benjamin Orr, American singer-songwriter (d. 2000)
  • September 9Freddy Weller, American singer-songwriter
  • September 14Sam Neill, Northern Ireland-born New Zealand actor
  • September 16Russ Abbot, British comedian and actor
  • September 17 – Dame Tessa Jowell, British politician
  • September 19
    • Steve Bartlett, American businessman, lobbyist, politician (former U.S. congressman from Texas's 3rd congressional district; former mayor of Dallas, Texas; member of the Dallas City Council)
    • Tanith Lee, British author (d. 2015)
  • September 21
    • Don Felder, American musician and songwriter
    • Stephen King, American writer and novelist, specializing in the horror genre
  • September 22
    • Jo Beverley, Anglo-Canadian writer (d. 2016)
    • Norma McCorvey, American abortion plaintiff (Roe v. Wade)
  • September 23Mary Kay Place, American actress
  • September 25
    • Ali Parvin, an Iranian footballer and coach
    • Cheryl Tiegs, American model and actress
  • September 26Lynn Anderson, American country-music singer (d. 2015)
  • September 27
    • Dick Advocaat, a Dutch football manager
    • Meat Loaf, American rock singer, actor
  • September 28Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh (1996–2001; 2009–present)
  • September 30
    • Marc Bolan, English rock musician (d. 1977)
    • Rula Lenska, English actress


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Brian Johnson


Kevin Kline

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Hillary Clinton

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Herman Van Rompuy

  • October 1
  • October 2Ward Churchill, American author and activist
  • October 3
    • Alain Mucchielli, French physician
    • Fred DeLuca, American entrepreneur and Co-founder of Subway (d. 2015)
  • October 4Ann Widdecombe, British politician
  • October 5Brian Johnson, English rock singer (AC/DC)
  • October 6Gail Farrell, American singer
  • October 7Pip Williams, British record producer
  • October 8Stephen Shore, American photographer
  • October 9France Gall, French singer
  • October 10Larry Lamb, British actor
  • October 13Sammy Hagar, Lead singer of American rock group Van Halen
  • October 14Nikolai Volkoff, Croatian-Russian professional wrestler
  • October 16Bob Weir, American rock guitarist
  • October 17
    • Gene Green, American politician
    • Michael McKean, American actor and comedian
  • October 18
    • James H. Fallon, American neuroscientist
    • Job Cohen – Dutch politician
  • October 19
    • Giorgio Cavazzano, Italian comics artist and illustrator
    • Gunnar Staalesen, Norwegian author
  • October 22Ed Welch, English TV-music composer
  • October 24Kevin Kline, American actor
  • October 25Glenn Tipton, English rock guitarist
  • October 26
    • Hillary Clinton, American politician, former First Lady, US Senator (D-Ny.) and Secretary of State
    • Trevor Joyce, Irish poet
  • October 29Richard Dreyfuss, American actor
  • October 30Timothy B. Schmit, American musician
  • October 31Herman Van Rompuy, Belgian politician and 66th Prime Minister of Belgium


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Joe Mantegna

  • November 5Rubén Juárez, Argentine bandoneonist and singer-songwriter of tango (d. 2010)
  • November 6
    • Jim Rosenthal, ITV sport presenter
    • E. Lee Spence, pioneer underwater archaeologist and treasure hunter
  • November 7
    • Yutaka Fukumoto, Japanese professional baseball player
    • Sondhi Limthongkul, Thai journalist, writer and founder of Manager Daily
  • November 8
    • Minnie Riperton, American R&B singer (Lovin' You) (d. 1979)
    • Cassandra B. Whyte, American educator and higher education administrator
    • Lewis Yocum, American orthopedic surgeon (d. 2013)
  • November 9Phil Driscoll, American Christian musician and trumpet player
  • November 10Glen Buxton, American rock guitarist (d. 1997)
  • November 13Joe Mantegna, American actor
  • November 14P. J. O'Rourke, American journalist and satirist
  • November 15Steven G. Kellman, American author and critic
  • November 17Inky Mark, Canadian politician
  • November 19
    • Bob Boone, American baseball player and manager
    • Anfinn Kallsberg, former Faroese Prime Minister
    • Lamar S. Smith, American politician
  • November 20
    • Joe Walsh, American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist
    • Nurlan Balgimbayev, Kazakh politician (d. 2015)
  • November 21
    • Nickolas Grace, British actor
    • Chua Ek Kay, Singaporean painter (d. 2008)
  • November 23Alphons Orie, Dutch criminal lawyer and judge
  • November 24
    • Mike Gorman, American sports announcer (Boston Celtics)
    • Dwight Schultz, American actor (The A-Team)
  • November 25John Larroquette, American actor
  • November 27Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, President of Djibouti
  • November 29Mirza Khazar, Azerbaijani author
  • November 30
    • Sergio Badilla Castillo, Chilean poet
    • Stuart Baird, English film editor, producer and director
    • Jude Ciccolella, American actor
    • Véronique Le Flaguais, Canadian actress
    • David Mamet, American playwright


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Dilma Rousseff

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Vincent Matthews

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Porfirio Lobo

  • December 1Bob Fulton, English-born Australian rugby league player
  • December 2Isaac Bitton, French rock band drummer
  • December 7
    • Johnny Bench, American baseball player
    • Wendy Padbury, British actress
  • December 8
    • Gregg Allman, American singer and songwriter
    • Gérard Blanc, French singer
    • Thomas R. Cech, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • December 9Tom Daschle, U.S. Senator
  • December 10Rainer Seifert, German field hockey player
  • December 12Will Alsop, English architect
  • December 14
    • Christopher Parkening, American guitarist
    • Dilma Rousseff, 36th President of Brazil
  • December 16
    • Ben Cross, English actor
    • Vincent Matthews, American athlete
  • December 18Leonid Yuzefovich, Russian crime fiction writer
  • December 21
    • Bryan Hamilton, Irish footballer and football manager
    • Paco de Lucía, Spanish guitarist
  • December 22
    • Mitsuo Tsukahara, Japanese gymnast
    • Porfirio Lobo, 54th President of Honduras
  • December 26Carlton Fisk, American baseball player
  • December 28Aurelio Rodríguez, Mexican Major League Baseball player (d. 2000)
  • December 29
    • Ted Danson, American actor (Cheers)
    • Cozy Powell, British Rock Drummer (d. 1998)
  • December 30Jeff Lynne, British musician
  • December 31
    • Burton Cummings, Canadian rock musician
    • Tim Matheson, American actor, film director and producer

Date unknown[]

  • Jean-François Batellier, French political cartoonist
  • Peter Irniq, Commissioner of Nunavut
  • Stephen LaBerge, Lucid dream researcher
  • Jamie Donnelly, American film and stage actress




Al Capone

  • January 3Al Herpin (The Man Who Never Slept), notable insomniac (b. 1853)
  • January 9
    • Herman Bing, German actor (b. 1889)
    • Karl Mannheim, Hungarian sociologist (b. 1893)
  • January 10Arthur E. Andersen, American accountant (b. 1885)
  • January 12Zdenko Blažeković, Croatian politician (b. 1915)
  • January 14Bill Hewitt, American football player (Chicago Bears) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1909)
  • January 15Elizabeth Short (The Black Dahlia), famous murder victim (b. 1924)
  • January 19Manuel Machado Spanish poet (b. 1874)
  • January 20
    • Andrew Volstead, American politician (b. 1860)
    • Josh Gibson, African-American baseball player and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1911)
  • January 22Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot, English writer (b. 1888)
  • January 23
    • Pierre Bonnard, French painter (b. 1867)
    • Roy Geiger, American general (b. 1885)
  • January 25Al Capone, American gangster (b. 1899)
  • January 26
    • Grace Moore, American opera singer (b. 1898)
    • Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten, Swedish prince (b. 1906)
  • January 27Vassily Balabanov, administrator and Provincial Governor of Imperial Russia (b.1873)
  • January 30Frederick Blackman, British plant physiologist (b.1866)


  • February 3Petar Zivkovic, Serbian politician, former Prime Minister of Yugoslavia (b. 1879)
  • February 6
    • O. Max Gardner, Governor of North Carolina (b. 1882)
    • Luigi Russolo, Italian Futurist painter and composer (b. 1885)
  • February 11Martin Klein, Estonian wrestler (b.1884)
  • February 12
    • Kurt Lewin, German-American psychologist (b. 1890)
    • Sidney Toler, American actor (b. 1874)
  • February 27Heinrich Häberlin, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1868)


  • March 5Alfredo Casella, Italian composer (b. 1883)
  • March 10Harukichi Hyakutake, Japanese general (b. 1888)
  • March 11
  • March 12Walter Samuel Goodland, Governor of Wisconsin (b. 1862)
  • March 15
    • Arthur Machen, Welsh-born author (b. 1863)
    • Jean-Richard Bloch, French critic, novelist and playwright (b. 1884)
  • March 18William C. Durant, American automobile pioneer (b. 1861)
  • March 19Prudence Heward, Canadian painter (b. 1896)
  • March 20Victor Goldschmidt, Swiss geochemist (b. 1888)
  • March 21 – Homer Lusk Collyer, American hermit brother (Collyer brothers) (b. 1881)
  • March 23
    • Archduchess Louise of Austria, Princess of Tuscany (b. 1870)
    • Ferdinand Zecca, French film director (b. 1864)
  • March 25Chen Cheng-po, Taiwanese painter (b. 1895)
  • March 28
    • Johnny Evers, American baseball player (Chicago Cubs) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1881)
    • Karol Świerczewski, Polish military leader (b. 1897)



George II of Greece

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Henry Ford

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Christian X of Denmark

  • April 1 – King George II of Greece (b. 1890)
  • April 7Henry Ford, American industrialist and automobile manufacturer (b. 1863)
  • April 8 – Langley Collyer, American hermit brother (b. 1885)
  • April 10
    • John Ince, American actor (b. 1878)
    • Charles Bally, Swiss linguist (b. 1865)
  • April 16Rudolf Höss, German commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp (executed) (b. 1900)
  • April 20 – King Christian X of Denmark (b. 1870)
  • April 24Willa Siebert Cather, American novelist (b. 1873)


  • May 8Harry Gordon Selfridge, American department store magnate (b. 1858)
  • May 13Sukanta Bhattacharya, Bengali poet (b. 1926)
  • May 14John R. Sinnock, eighth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint (b. 1888)
  • May 16Frederick Hopkins, English biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1861)
  • May 17George Forbes, 22nd Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1869)
  • May 18Lucile Gleason, American actress (b. 1888)
  • May 20Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1862)
  • May 23Seabiscuit, Thoroughbred Racehorse (b. 1933)
  • May 24C. F. Ramuz, Swiss writer (b. 1878)
  • May 28August Eigruber, Nazi war criminal (executed) (b. 1907)
  • May 29Martin Gottfried Weiss, Nazi war criminal (executed) (b. 1905)
  • May 30Georg Ludwig von Trapp, Austrian sailor, patriarch of the Von Trapp Family of The Sound of Music fame (b. 1880)
  • May 31Adrienne Ames, American actress (b. 1907)


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R. B. Bennett

  • June 6Władysław Raczkiewicz, 1st president of the Polish Government in exile (b. 1885)
  • June 9J. Warren Kerrigan, American actor (b. 1879)
  • June 11Richard Hönigswald, Hungarian-born American philosopher (b. 1875)
  • June 14Albert Marquet, French painter (b. 1875)
  • June 17Maxwell Perkins, American literary editor (b. 1884)
  • June 18Shigematsu Sakaibara, Japanese rear admiral and convicted war criminal (executed) (b. 1898)
  • June 19Kōsō Abe, Japanese admiral and convicted war criminal (executed) (b. 1892)
  • June 20Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (b. 1906)
  • June 22Jim Tully, vagabond, pugilist, noted American writer (b. 1891)
  • June 26Richard Bedford Bennett, 11th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1870)


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Raoul Wallenberg

  • July 12Jimmie Lunceford, American jazz musician (b. 1902)
  • July 15Brandon Hurst, American stage and screen veteran (b. 1866)
  • July 15Walter Donaldson, American songwriter (b. 1893)
  • July 17Raoul Wallenberg, Swedish diplomat and humanitarian (presumed dead on this date) (b. 1912)
  • July 19Aung San, Burmese nationalist (assassinated) (b. 1915)
  • July 27Ivan Regen, Slovenian biologist (b. 1868)
  • July 29
    • Leo Stein, American art collector and critic (b. 1872)
    • George Bausewine American baseball player and umpire (b. 1869)
  • July 30Joseph Cook, 6th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1860)


  • August 3Vic Willis, American baseball player (Boston Braves) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1876)
  • August 8Anton Ivanovich Denikin, Russian military leader (b. 1872)
  • August 25Franz Cumont, Belgian archaeologist and historian (b. 1868)
  • August 29
    • Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (gored) (b. 1917)
    • Kōtarō Nakamura, General of the Imperial Japanese Army (b. 1881)



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Max Planck


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Ernst Lubitsch


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Stanley Baldwin


Victor Emmanuel III of Italy

Nobel Prizes[]

  • PhysicsEdward Victor Appleton
  • ChemistrySir Robert Robinson
  • MedicineCarl Ferdinand Cori, Gerty Cori, Bernardo Houssay
  • LiteratureAndré Gide
  • Peace – The Friends Service Council (UK) and The American Friends Service Committee (USA), on behalf of the Religious Society of Friends


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