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1952 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1952
Ab urbe condita2705
Armenian calendar1401
Assyrian calendar6702
Bahá'í calendar108–109
Balinese saka calendar1873–1874
Bengali calendar1359
Berber calendar2902
British Regnal year16 Geo. 6 – 1 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2496
Burmese calendar1314
Byzantine calendar7460–7461
Chinese calendar辛卯(Metal Rabbit)
4648 or 4588
    — to —
壬辰年 (Water Dragon)
4649 or 4589
Coptic calendar1668–1669
Discordian calendar3118
Ethiopian calendar1944–1945
Hebrew calendar5712–5713
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2008–2009
 - Shaka Samvat1873–1874
 - Kali Yuga5052–5053
Holocene calendar11952
Igbo calendar952–953
Iranian calendar1330–1331
Islamic calendar1371–1372
Japanese calendarShōwa 27
Javanese calendar1883–1884
Juche calendar41
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4285
Minguo calendarROC 41
Nanakshahi calendar484
Thai solar calendar2495
Tibetan calendar阴金兔年
(female Iron-Rabbit)
2078 or 1697 or 925
    — to —
(male Water-Dragon)
2079 or 1698 or 926

1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1952nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 952nd year of the , the 52nd year of the , and the 3rd year of the decade.

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1952 Winter Olympic Games
1952 Summer Olympic Games




  • February 2 – A tropical storm forms just north of Cuba moving northeast. The storm makes landfall in southern Florida the next day. It is the earliest reported landfall from a tropical storm, and the earliest formation of a tropical storm on record in the Atlantic basin.
  • February 6
    • George VI (King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan and Ceylon) dies aged 56 after a long illness. He is succeeded by his daughter The Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh (now Elizabeth II), who is on a visit to Kenya. She is proclaimed Queen of Canada at Rideau Hall, Ottawa.
    • In the United States, a mechanical heart is used for the first time in a human patient.
  • February 7Elizabeth II is proclaimed Queen of the United Kingdom at St James's Palace, London, England.
  • February 14February 25 – The Winter Olympics held in Oslo, Norway.
  • February 15 – The funeral of George VI takes place at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
  • February 18 – Greece and Turkey join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
    • The SS Pendleton, a T2 Tanker, breaks in half during a nor'easter off the east coast near Massachusetts. Bernard Webber and a crew of four volunteer to rescue the 32 survivors aboard. This was the one of the most courageous rescues in the history of the US Coast Guard.
  • February 20
    • Emmett Ashford becomes the first African-American umpire in organized baseball, by being authorized to be a substitute umpire in the Southwestern International League.
    • Winston Churchill scraps UK compulsory national identity cards.
  • February 21 – In Dhaka, East Pakistan (present-day Bangladesh) police open fire on a procession of students, killing 4 people and starting a country-wide protest which leads to the recognition of Bengali as one of the national languages of Pakistan. The day is later declared "International Mother Language Day" by UNESCO.
  • February 25 – The Parícutin active volcano in Michoacán, west central Mexico, ceases its discontinuous eruption after spewing forth a gigaton of lava and burying San Juan Parangaricutiro.
  • February 26
    • United Kingdom Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces that the United Kingdom has an atomic bomb.
    • Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canada-born Governor General of Canada.


  • March 10 – General Fulgencio Batista re-takes power in Cuba.
  • March 1516 – 73 inches (1,870 mm) of rain falls in Cilaos, Réunion, the most rainfall in one day up to that time.
  • March 20 – The United States Senate ratifies a peace treaty with Japan.
  • March 21
    • The last two executions in the Netherlands take place.
    • Dr. Kwame Nkrumah is elected Prime Minister of the Gold Coast.
    • Tornadoes ravage the lower Mississippi River Valley, leaving 208 dead, through March 22.
  • March 22Wernher von Braun publishes the first in his series of articles titled Man Will Conquer Space Soon!, including ideas for manned flights to Mars and the Moon.
  • March 27Konrad Adenauer survives an assassination attempt.
  • March 29 – U.S. President Harry S. Truman announces that he will not seek reelection.


  • April 4
    • In the Hague Tribunal, Israel demands reparations worth $3 billion from Germany.
    • West Ice accidents: During a severe storm in the West Ice, east of Greenland, 78 seal hunters on 5 Norwegian seal hunting vessels vanish without a trace.
  • April 7 – The American Research Bureau reports that the I Love Lucy episode, "The Marriage License" was the first TV show in history to be seen in around 10,000,000 homes the evening the episode aired.
  • April 8Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer: The U.S. Supreme Court limits the power of the President to seize private business, after President Harry S. Truman nationalizes all steel mills in the United States, just before the 1952 steel strike begins.
  • April 9Hugo Ballivián's government is overthrown by the Bolivian National Revolution, which starts a period of agrarian reform, universal suffrage and the nationalization of tin mines.
  • April 11Battle of Nanri Island: The Republic of China seizes the island from the Peoples' Republic of China.
  • April 15 – The United States B-52 Stratofortress flies for the first time.
  • April 18
    • Bolivia National Revolution: A universal vote enables indigenous peoples and women to vote, nationalizes mines and enacts agrarian reform.
    • West Germany and Japan form diplomatic relations.
  • April 26 – The United States Navy aircraft carrier Wasp collides with the destroyer Hobson while on exercises in the Atlantic Ocean, killing 175 men.
  • April 28 – The Treaty of San Francisco goes into effect, formally ending the war between Japan and the Allies, and simultaneously ending the occupation of the four main Japanese islands by the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers.
  • April 29Lever House officially opens at 390 Park Avenue in New York City, heralding a new age of commercial architecture in the United States. Designed by Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, it is the first International Style skyscraper.


  • May 1East Germany threatens to form its own army.
  • May 2 – The first passenger jet flight route opens between London and Johannesburg.
  • May 3 – U.S. lieutenant colonels Joseph O. Fletcher and William P. Benedict land a plane at the geographic North Pole.
  • May 6Farouk of Egypt has himself announced as a descendant of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad.
  • May 13Pandit Nehru forms his first government in India.
  • May 15Diplomatic relations are established between Israel and Japan at the level of legations.
  • May 18Ann Davison becomes the first woman to single-handedly sail the Atlantic Ocean.


  • June 1
    • The Roman Catholic Church bans the books of André Gide.
    • Navigation opens on the Volga–Don Canal, connecting the Caspian Sea basin with that of the Black Sea.
  • June 14
    • The keel is laid for the U.S. nuclear submarine USS Nautilus.
    • Myxomatosis is introduced to Europe on the French estate of Dr. Paul-Félix Armand-Delille.
  • June 15The Diary of a Young Girl is published.
  • June 19 – The Special Forces (United States Army) are created.
  • June 21 – The Philippine School of Commerce, through a government act, is converted to the Philippine College of Commerce (later the Polytechnic University of the Philippines).
  • June 26 – The Pan-Malayan Labour Party is founded in Malaya, as a union of statewise labour parties.
  • June 27Decree 900 in Guatemala orders redistribution of uncultivated land.
  • June 29 – Finnish contestant Armi Kuusela wins the title of Miss Universe.



France, West Germany, Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands form the European Coal and Steel community, the foundation organization which would become the European Union.

  • July 3 – The ocean liner SS United States makes her maiden crossing of the Atlantic.
  • July 13East Germany announces the formation of its National People's Army.
  • July 19August 3 – The 1952 Summer Olympics are held in Helsinki, Finland.
  • July 21 – The 7.3 Mw Kern County earthquake strikes California's southern Central Valley with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme), killing 12 and injuring hundreds.
  • July 23
    • The European Coal and Steel Community is established.
    • General Mohammed Naguib leads The Free Officers (formed by Gamal Abdel Nasser – the real power behind the coup) in the overthrow of King Farouk of Egypt.
  • July 25Puerto Rico becomes a self-governing commonwealth of the United States.


  • August 5 – The Treaty of Taipei between Japan and the Republic of China goes into effect, to officially end the Second Sino-Japanese War.
  • August 11 – The Jordanian Parliament forces King Talal of Jordan to abdicate due to mental illness; he is succeeded by his son King Hussein.
  • August 12 – The Night of the Murdered Poets; the execution of 13 Soviet Jewish poets.
  • August 13 – Japan joins the IMF.
  • August 14 – West Germany joins the IMF and the World Bank.
  • August 16Lynmouth, North Devon, England is devastated by floods; 34 die.
  • August 22 – The most damaging shock of the 1952 Kern County earthquake sequence strikes with a moment magnitude of 5.8 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). This shock damaged several hundred buildings in Bakersfield, California, with total additional losses of $10 million, with two associated deaths and some injuries.
  • August 23Kitty Wells is first woman to score number 1 hit with the song "It wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels".
  • August 26 – A British passenger jet makes a return crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in the same day.
  • August 27Reparation negotiations between West Germany and Israel end in Luxembourg: Germany will pay 3 billion Deutsche Marks.
  • August 29 – Composer John Cage's 4′33″, during which the performer does not play, premieres in Woodstock, New York.
  • August 30 – The last Finnish war reparations are sent to the Soviet Union.
  • August 31 – The Grenzlandring racetrack closes in Wegberg, Germany.



  • October 3 – The first British nuclear weapon is detonated in Australia making the United Kingdom the third nuclear weapons state.
  • October 8
    • Negotiations for a ceasefire in Korea are postponed.
    • Harrow and Wealdstone rail crash in England kills 112 people.
  • October 12 – The Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority is founded in New York City at Panhellenic Tower.
  • October 14 – The United Nations begins work in the new United Nations building in New York City, designed by Le Corbusier and Oscar Niemeyer.
  • October 16Limelight opens in London; writer/actor/director/producer Charlie Chaplin arrives by ocean liner; in transit his re-entry permit to the USA is revoked by J. Edgar Hoover.
  • October 17Indonesian troops led by General Nasution surround the presidential palace, seeking the dismissal of the People's Representative Council; Sukarno avoids confrontation.
  • October 19
    • Alain Bombard begins to sail from the Canary Islands to Barbados in 65 days; he reaches them December 23.
    • John Bamford, aged 15, rescues victims of a house fire and becomes the youngest person to be awarded the George Cross.
  • October 20Martial law is declared in Kenya due to the Mau Mau uprising.


  • November 1Nuclear testing and Operation Ivy: The United States successfully detonates the first hydrogen bomb, codenamed "Mike", at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean, with a yield of 10.4 megatons.

The explosion of the first hydrogen bomb.

  • November 4
    • The Mw 9.0 Severo-Kurilsk earthquake hits the Kamchatka Peninsula of the Soviet Union with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI (Extreme). A tsunami took the lives of more than 2,000 people.
    • United States presidential election, 1952: Republican General Dwight D. Eisenhower defeats Democratic Governor of Illinois Adlai Stevenson (correctly predicted by the UNIVAC computer).
    • The U.S. National Security Agency is founded.
    • The Pace-Finletter MOU 1952: A Memorandum of understanding is signed between "...Air Force Secretary Finletter and Army Secretary Pace that established a fixed wing weight limit [for the Army] of five thousand pounds empty, but weight restrictions on helicopters were eliminated..."[1]
  • November 18Jomo Kenyatta is arrested in Kenya for an alleged connection to the Mau Mau Uprising.
  • November 20
    • Slánský trials: A series of largely anti-Semitic show trials are held in Czechoslovakia.
    • The first official passenger flight over the North Pole is made from Los Angeles to Copenhagen.
    • The first successful sex reasignment surgery was performed in Copenhagen, making George Jorgensen Jr. become Christine Jorgensen.
  • November 25Agatha Christie's murder-mystery play The Mousetrap opens at the Ambassadors Theatre in London; as of 2015, it continues next door at the St. Martin's Theatre, and remains the longest continuously running production of a play in history.
  • November 29Korean War: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a political campaign promise, by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.


  • December 1
    • Adolfo Ruiz Cortines takes office as President of Mexico.
    • The New York Daily News carries a front page story announcing that Christine Jorgensen, a transsexual woman in Denmark, has become the recipient of the first successful sexual reassignment operation.
  • December 4 – the Great Smog: A "killer fog" descends on London (in the process coining the word "Smog", for "smoke" and "fog").
  • December 14 – The first successful surgical separation of Siamese twins is conducted in Mount Sinai Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • December 20 – The crash of a U.S. Air Force C-124 Globemaster at Moses Lake, WA kills 86 servicemen.
  • December 25 – One West German soldier is killed in a shooting incident in West Berlin.
  • December 26Joseph Ivor Linton, the first Israeli Minister Plenipotentiary in Japan, presents his credentials to the Emperor of Japan.

Date unknown

  • Nearly 58,000 cases of polio are reported in the U.S.; 3,145 die and 21,269 are left with mild to disabling paralysis.[2]
  • The Nordic Council agrees to the unrestricted transport of people, goods and services throughout the Nordic Countries.
  • The National Prohibition Foundation is incorporated in Indiana.
  • Säynätsalo Town Hall in Finland, designed by Alvar Aalto, is completed.
  • The influential multistorey residential building, Unité d'Habitation in Marseille, France, designed by Le Corbusier, is completed.
  • The American Embassy School of New Delhi is founded.
  • Swedish paratrooper training school Fallskärmsjägarna (FJS) is established.
  • Twelve-year-old Jimmy Boyd's record of I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus is released, selling 3 million records
  • Capitol Wrestling Corporation, the professional wrestling promotion that would later evolve into the modern day WWE is founded by Jess McMahon and Toots Mondt
  • During the Mau Mau Uprising, the poisonous latex of the African milk bush was used to kill cattle in an incident of Biological warfare.[3]



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Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani

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Marek Belka

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Ace Vergel

  • January 1
    • Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar
    • Jury Zacharanka, Belarusian politician
  • January 2
    • Makoto Nakajima, Japanese bureaucrat, Commissoner of the Japan Patent Office
    • Ng Man-tat, Hong Kong actor
    • Elvira Saadi, Soviet gymnast
  • January 3Jim Ross, American wrestling announcer
  • January 7Sammo Hung, Hong Kong martial arts superstar, producer and director
  • January 9Marek Belka, 11th Prime Minister of Poland
  • January 12
    • Charles Faulkner, American life coach, motivational speaker, trader and author
    • Walter Mosley, American author
  • January 14Maureen Dowd, American journalist
  • January 15Boris Blank, Swiss musician
  • January 15Skay Beilinson, Argentinian guitar player
  • January 16 – H.R.H. Prince Ahmed Fuad Farouk (Fuad II), the last King of Egypt & Sudan, Nubia, Kordofan and Darfur
  • January 17Ryuichi Sakamoto, Japanese musician, composer, producer, and actor (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
  • January 19
    • Beau Weaver, American male voice actors
    • Bruce Jay Nelson, American computer scientists (d. 1999)
    • Michel Plante, Canadian ice hockey left wingers
    • Nadiuska, German television actresses
  • January 21
    • Marco Camenisch, Swiss environmental activist
    • Louis Menand, American writer and critic
  • January 22Ace Vergel, Filipino actor (d. 2007)
  • January 24Raymond Domenech, French football player and manager
  • January 25
    • Edward Fialkowski, Polish political activist
    • Sara Mandiano, French singer and songwriter
    • Peter Tatchell, Australian-born British human rights activist
  • January 28Tomokazu Miura, Japanese actor
  • January 29Klaus-Peter Hanisch, German footballer (d. 2009)
  • January 31Jan Hofer, German journalist, broadcast news analyst and television presenter


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Park Geun-hye

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Jenny Shipley

  • February 1Stan Kasten, American baseball executive, currently President of the Washington Nationals
  • February 2Park Geun-hye, President of South Korea
  • February 4Jenny Shipley, 36th Prime Minister of New Zealand
  • February 7Tony Liu, Chinese actor
  • February 8
    • Daisuke Gōri, Japanese voice actor (d. 2010)
    • Nora Miao, Hong Kong actress
  • February 10Lee Hsien Loong, 3rd Prime Minister of Singapore
  • February 12Simon MacCorkindale, English actor (d. 2010)
  • February 14Nancy Keenan, American president of NARAL
  • February 15
    • Nikolai Sorokin, Soviet and Russian actor, theatre director (d. 2013)
    • Tomislav Nikolić, 4th President of Serbia (since 2012)
  • February 17Garry Chalk, British voice actor
  • February 19Amy Tan, American novelist
  • February 22William Frist, U.S. Senator and heart surgeon
  • February 24Maxine Chernoff, American poet, novelist, editor
  • February 25Joey Dunlop, Northern Irish motorcycle racer (d. 2000)
  • February 29
    • Gary The Retard, American member of The Wack Pack (The Howard Stern Show)
    • Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush, American television's first female African-American primetime weather anchor


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Ricardo Martinelli

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Douglas Adams

  • March 1Martin O'Neill, Northern Irish footballer and manager
  • March 2Laraine Newman, American comedian (Saturday Night Live)
  • March 4
    • Scott Hicks, Australian film director
    • Ronn Moss, American actor
    • Umberto Tozzi, Italian singer
  • March 7Viv Richards, West Indian cricketer
  • March 10Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwean politician
  • March 11
    • Ricardo Martinelli, President of Panama
    • Douglas Adams, English author (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) (d. 2001)
  • March 13
    • Ágnes Rapai, Hungarian writer
    • Wolfgang Rihm, German composer
  • March 16Philippe Kahn, French-American businessman and inventor
  • March 22Bob Costas, American sports announcer
  • March 23Kim Stanley Robinson, American author
  • March 25
    • Jung Chang, Chinese-born author and historian
    • Antanas Mockus, Colombian mathematician and politician
  • March 27Maria Schneider, French actress (d. 2011)
  • March 29Teofilo Stevenson, Cuban boxer (d. 2012)
  • March 30Peter Knights, Australian footballer and coach
  • March 31
    • Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (d. 1998)
    • Vanessa del Rio, American actress


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Steven Seagal

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Mary McDonnell

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Jean-Paul Gaultier

  • April 1
  • April 2Lennart Fagerlund, Swedish cyclist
  • April 4
    • Rosemarie Ackermann, German athlete
    • Gary Moore, Irish musician (d. 2011)
    • Karen Magnussen, Canadian figure skater
  • April 5Mitch Pileggi, American actor
  • April 6Marilu Henner, American actress and author
  • April 7Nichita Danilov, Romanian writer
  • April 10Steven Seagal, American actor
  • April 11
    • Peter Windsor, British sports reporter
    • Qamar Zaman, Pakistani squash player
  • April 12Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist (d. 2004)
  • April 14Mickey O'Sullivan, Irish sportsman
  • April 15Glenn Shadix, American actor (d. 2010)
  • April 16
    • Chaz Jankel, English singer and multi-instrumentalist
    • Billy West, American voice actor.
  • April 17
    • Joe Alaskey, American voice actor (d. 2016)
    • Željko Ražnatović, Serbian mobster and paramilitary leader (d. 2000)
  • April 19Alexis Arguello, Nicaraguan boxer and politician (d. 2009)
  • April 20Eric Pickles, British politician
  • April 21Cheryl Gillan, British politician
  • April 22Marilyn Chambers, American porn actress (d. 2009)
  • April 24Jean-Paul Gaultier, French Haute couture and Prêt-à-Porter fashion designer
  • April 25Ketil Bjørnstad, Norwegian pianist
  • April 26Spice Williams-Crosby, American actress and stunt performer
  • April 27George Gervin, American basketball player
  • April 28Mary McDonnell, American actress


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Robert Zemeckis

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George Strait

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Mr. T


Anne-Marie David

  • May 1Michael Thornton, British Member of Parliament for Eastleigh
  • May 2
    • Campbell McComas, Australian impersonator and broadcaster
    • Isla St Clair, Scottish singer
  • May 3
    • Leonid Khachiyan, Russian-born mathematician
    • Allan Wells, Scottish athlete
  • May 4Michael Barrymore, British comedian and TV presenter
  • May 6
    • Gregg Henry, American actor and musician
    • Michael O'Hare, American actor (d. 2012)
  • May 8Ronnie Dapo, American child actor
  • May 10
    • Roland Kaiser, German singer
    • Manuel Mora Morales, Spanish director and writer
  • May 11
    • Shohreh Aghdashloo, Iranian actress
    • Frances Fisher, British-born American actress
    • Mike Lupica, American sports journalist
    • Renaud, French composer
  • May 12Christopher Gaze, British voice actor
  • May 13
    • John Kasich, Governor of Ohio
  • May 14
    • Robert Zemeckis, American film director
    • David Byrne, Scottish singer-songwriter (Talking Heads)
  • May 15Chazz Palminteri, American actor
  • May 18
    • Diane Duane, American writer
    • Ryūzaburō Ōtomo, Japanese voice actor
    • George Strait, American country musician
  • May 19Bert van Marwijk, Dutch football manager
  • May 20Roger Milla, Cameroonian footballer
  • May 21Mr. T, African-American actor (The A-Team)
  • May 23Anne-Marie David, French singer, Eurovision Song Contest 1973 winner
  • May 24Sybil Danning, Austrian actress
  • May 26David Meece, American Christian musician
  • May 28Victoria Cunningham, American actress and Playboy Playmate


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Bronisław Komorowski

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Liam Neeson

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George Papandreou

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John Goodman

  • June 4
    • Scott Wesley Brown, American Christian musician
    • Bronisław Komorowski, President of Poland
  • June 7
    • Hubert Auriol, French racing driver
    • Liam Neeson, Northern Irish actor
    • Orhan Pamuk, Turkish writer, Nobel Prize winner
  • June 9Yukihiro Takahashi, Japanese musician and singer (Yellow Magic Orchestra)
  • June 14Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (d. 2016)
  • June 16
    • George Papandreou, Greek politician
    • Gino Vannelli, Canadian singer and songwriter
  • June 17
    • Sarbjit Singh Chadha, Indian enka singer
    • Mike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach and executive
  • June 18
    • Carol Kane, American actress
    • Isabella Rossellini, Italian model and actress
  • June 20
    • John Goodman, American actor
    • Kōichi Mashimo, Japanese anime director
    • Vikram Seth, Indian novelist
  • June 21
    • Jeremy Coney, New Zealand cricket captain
    • Marcella Detroit, American singer (Shakespears Sister)
    • Kazi Zulkader Siddiqui, Pakistani businessman, academician
  • June 22
    • Graham Greene, Canadian (First Nations) actor
    • Alastair Stewart, British newsreader
  • June 24Stephen Pusey, British-born artist
  • June 25
    • Péter Erdő, Hungarian cardinal
    • Tim Finn, New Zealand singer-songwriter
  • June 27
    • Madan Kumar Bhandari, Nepalese politician (d. 1993)
    • Douglas Unger, American novelist
  • June 28Pietro Mennea, Italian athlete (d. 2013)
  • June 29Joe Johnson, English snooker player


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Dan Aykroyd

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Alvaro Uribe

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David Hasselhoff

  • July 1Dan Aykroyd, Canadian actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live)
  • July 3
    • Andy Fraser, English musician (d. 2015)
    • Rohinton Mistry, Indian writer
  • July 4
    • Álvaro Uribe, President of Colombia
    • John Waite, English singer and musician
  • July 6
    • Grant Goodeve, American male voice actors
    • Adi Shamir, Modern cryptographers
    • Jennifer Savidge, 20th-century American actresses
  • July 8Ahmed Nazif, Prime Minister of Egypt
  • July 8Knud Arne Jürgensen, Danish music, theater and ballet historian
  • July 9John Tesh, American composer, musician, and television host (Entertainment Tonight)
  • July 11Stephen Lang, American actor
  • July 12
    • Voja Antonić, Serbian inventor and writer
    • Philip Taylor Kramer, American rock musician (d. 1995)
    • Liz Mitchell, Jamaican-born singer of Boney M.
  • July 14
    • Bob Casale, American keyboardist (Devo)
    • Franklin Graham, American evangelist and son of Billy Graham
  • July 15
    • Terry O'Quinn, American actor
    • Yuriko Koike, Japanese politician (Governor of Tokyo)
  • July 16Stewart Copeland, American rock musician (The Police)
  • July 17
    • David Hasselhoff, American actor
    • Billy Sprague, American Christian musician
    • Nicolette Larson, American pop singer (d. 1997)
  • July 19Allen Collins, American rock musician (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1990)
  • July 20Keiko Matsuzaka, Japanese actress
  • July 24Gus Van Sant, American film director
  • July 25Eduardo Souto de Moura, Portuguese Architect
  • July 27Hannu-Pekka Hänninen, Finnish sports commentator
  • July 28Vajiralongkorn, King of Thailand (Rama X)
  • July 31
    • Chris Ahrens, American ice hockey player
    • João Barreiros, Portuguese author


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Hun Sen

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Patrick Swayze

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Jonathan Frakes

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Paul Reubens

  • August 1Zoran Djindjic, Serbian politician (d. 2003)
  • August 3Osvaldo Ardiles, Argentine footballer
  • August 4Moya Brennan, Irish singer
  • August 5Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Cambodia
  • August 5Louis Walsh, Irish music producer and reality TV show judge
  • August 6Wojciech Fortuna, Polish ski jumper
  • August 7Alexei Sayle, English comedian
  • August 8
    • Jostein Gaarder, Norwegian author
    • Robin Quivers, African-American radio personality (The Howard Stern Show)
  • August 9Vicki Morgan, American model (d. 1983)
  • August 10Daniel Hugh Kelly, American actor
  • August 11Bob Mothersbaugh, American composer and guitarist (Devo)
  • August 13Herb Ritts, American photographer (d. 2002)
  • August 16Reginald VelJohnson, American actor
  • August 17Guillermo Vilas, Argentine tennis player
  • August 18Patrick Swayze, American actor and dancer (d. 2009)
  • August 19Jonathan Frakes, American actor (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • August 21Joe Strummer, British rock musician (The Clash) (d. 2002)
  • August 24Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jamaican-born musician and poet
  • August 26
    • Bryon Baltimore, Canadian ice hockey player
    • Michael Jeter, American actor of film, stage, and television (d. 2003)
  • August 27Paul Reubens, American actor, writer and comedian (Pee-Wee Herman)
  • August 28Rita Dove, American poet (1987 Pulitzer Prize, United States Poet Laureate 1993-95)
  • August 28Wendelin Wiedeking, German businessman
  • August 31
    • Lee Hyla, American composer
    • Hilary Farr, British-Canadian actress and designer


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Mickey Rourke

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Joseph P. Kennedy II

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Christopher Reeve

  • September 2Jimmy Connors, American tennis player
  • September 8Patrick Prosser, Scottish computer scientist
  • September 9Angela Cartwright, British-American child actress, photographer and painter
  • September 12
    • Sergey Karaganov, Russian political scientist
    • Neil Peart, Canadian rock drummer (Rush)
  • September 16
    • Fatos Nano, Albanian prime minister
    • Mickey Rourke, American film actor, former boxer
  • September 18Nile Rodgers, American musician and guitarist
  • September 19George Warrington, president of Amtrak (1998-2002); executive director of NJ Transit (2002–07) (d. 2007)
  • September 20Manuel Zelaya, President of Honduras
  • September 21Anneliese Michel, German Roman Catholic believed possessed by demons (d. 1976)
  • September 22Bob Goodlatte, U.S. Congressman from Virginia
  • September 23
    • Jim Morrison, American baseball player
    • Peter Schrank, Political cartoonist
  • September 24
    • Joseph Patrick Kennedy II, politician
    • Mark Sandman, American rock musician and artist (d. 1999)
  • September 25
    • Jimmy Garvin, American professional wrestler
    • Christopher Reeve, American actor and activist (d. 2004)
  • September 26Predrag Miletić, Serbian actor
  • September 27
    • Didier Dubois, French mathematician
    • Katie Fforde, British writer
  • September 28Sylvia Kristel, Dutch actress (d. 2012)
  • September 29Max Sandlin, American politician
  • September 30Jack Wild, English actor (H.R. Pufnstuf) (d. 2006)


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Jeff Goldblum

  • October 2
    • Robin Riker, American Author and Actress
  • October 5
    • Clive Barker, British author
    • Harold Faltermeyer, German musician
    • Imran Khan, Pakistani politician
    • Emomali Rahmon, President of Tajikistan
    • Duncan Regehr, Canadian actor
  • October 7
    • Mary Badham, American actress
    • Vladimir Putin, 2-Time President of Russia
    • Ludmilla Tourischeva, Soviet gymnast
    • Richard Walsh, English actor
  • October 13
    • Beverly Johnson, African-American model, actress and businesswoman
    • John Lone, Hong Kong actor
  • October 14Kaija Saariaho, Finnish composer
  • October 14
    • Nikolai Andrianov, Soviet gymnast (d. 2011)
    • Rick Aviles, American actor (d. 1995)
  • October 16Ron Taylor, American actor (d. 2002)
  • October 18Chuck Lorre, American sitcom creator
  • October 22Jeff Goldblum, American actor
  • October 24David Weber, American science fiction and fantasy author
  • October 26Andrew Motion, English poet
  • October 27
    • Roberto Benigni, Italian actor, screenwriter, and film director
    • Francis Fukuyama, American political scientist
    • Topi Sorsakoski, Finnish singer
  • October 28Annie Potts, American actress


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Roseanne Barr

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David Petraeus

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Shigeru Miyamoto

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Imran Khan

  • November 3
    • Roseanne Barr, American actress and comedian
    • Jim Cummings, American voice actor
    • David Ho, Taiwanese-American AIDS researcher
  • November 5
    • Oleh Blokhin, Ukrainian football player and manager
    • Brian Muehl, American puppeteer
    • Bill Walton, American basketball player and commentator
  • November 6Michael Cunningham, American writer
  • November 7David Petraeus, American general
  • November 8
    • Jan Raas, Dutch professional cyclist
    • Alfre Woodard, African-American actress
  • November 13Art Malik, Pakistani-born British actor
  • November 14Bill Farmer, American voice actor
  • November 15Randy Savage, American professional wrestler (d. 2011)
  • November 16
    • Roger Bisby, English journalist
    • Shigeru Miyamoto, Japanese game designer
  • November 17Ties Kruize, Dutch field hockey player
  • November 24Ilja Richter, German actor, voice actor, television presenter, singer and author
  • November 25Imran Khan, Pakistani cricketer and politician
  • November 27Buddy Rose, American professional wrestler (d. 2009)
  • November 28S. Epatha Merkerson, African-American actress
  • November 30Keith Giffen, American comic book writer and artist


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Allan Simonsen

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Sarah Douglas

  • December 2Peter Kingsbery, American singer-songwriter (Cock Robin)
  • December 3Bruno Jonas, German Kabarett artist and actor
  • December 6
    • Chuck Baker, American Major League Baseball player
    • Nicolas Bréhal, French novelist and literary critic
    • Charles Bronson, English criminal (has been referred to as the "most violent prisoner in Britain")
    • Edward Etzel, American Olympic Champion
    • Joe Harris, American football linebacker
    • Christian Kulik, Polish football player
    • Craig Newmark, American businessman, founded Craigslist
    • Shio Satō, Japanese manga artist
    • Jeff Schneider, American Major League Baseball pitcher
    • David L. Spector, American cell and molecular biologist
  • December 9Michael Dorn, African-American actor (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
  • December 12
    • Harbance Singh (Herb) Dhaliwal, Canadian politician
    • Sarah Douglas, English actress
  • December 13
    • Greg Greenway, American Singer-Songwriter
    • Karl Howman, English actor
  • December 15
    • Julie Taymor, American film, theater, and opera director and costume designer
    • Hwang Woo-suk, South Korean biomedical scientist
    • Allan Simonsen, Danish footballer and coach
  • December 16Joel Garner, West Indian cricketer
  • December 20Jenny Agutter, English actress
  • December 26
    • Jon Glover, British actor
    • Riki Sorsa, Finnish singer (d. 2016)
  • December 27
    • Jay Hill, Canadian politician
    • David Knopfler, British musician
  • December 28
    • Arun Jaitley, Indian politician
    • Hemant Shesh, Indian Hindi Writer
  • December 30June Anderson, American soprano

Date unknown

  • Idriss Déby Itno, President of Chad




Curly Howard

  • January 4Constant Permeke, Belgian painter (b. 1886)
  • January 5Hristo Tatarchev, Bulgarian revolutionary (b. 1869)
  • January 11Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, French general, posthumous Marshal of France (b. 1889)
  • January 18Curly Howard, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges) (b. 1903)
  • January 25Polly Moran, American actress (b. 1883)
  • January 27Fannie Ward, American actress (b. 1872)


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King George VI

  • February 2Charles de Rochefort, French actor (b. 1879)
  • February 3Harold L. Ickes, United States Secretary of the Interior (b. 1874)
  • February 6 – King George VI of the United Kingdom (b. 1895)
  • February 7
    • Philip G. Epstein, American screenwriter (b. 1909)
    • Pete Henry, American football player (Canton Bulldogs) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1897)
  • February 9Arthur Hayes-Sadler, British admiral (b. 1865)
  • February 19Knut Hamsun, Norwegian author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1859)
  • February 26Josef Thorak, Austrian-German sculptor. (b. 1889)



King Jigme Wangchuck

  • March 1Gregory La Cava, American film director (b. 1892)
  • March 5Charles Scott Sherrington, English physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1857)
  • March 7Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (b. 1893)
  • March 9Alexandra Kollontai, Russian revolutionary (b. 1872)
  • March 12Hugh Herbert, American actor and comedian (b. 1887)
  • March 19Robert Guérin, French administrator, 1st President of FIFA (b. 1876)
  • March 22
    • Uncle Dave Macon, American musician (b. 1870)
    • Don Stephen Senanayake, Ceylonese (Sri Lankan) Prime Minister (b. 1884)
  • March 26J.P. McGowan, Australian actor and director (b. 1880)
  • March 28 – Sir Fraser Russell, Governor of Southern Rhodesia (b. 1876)
  • March 30 – Sir Jigme Wangchuck, 2nd King of Bhutan (b. 1905)
  • March 31
    • Walter Schellenberg, German Nazi intelligence official (b. 1910)
    • Roland West, American film director (b. 1885)
    • Wallace H. White, Jr., U.S. Senator from Maine (b. 1877)


  • April 1Ferenc Molnár, Hungarian novelist and dramatist (b. 1878)
  • April 3Miina Sillanpää, Finnish politician (b. 1866)
  • April 5Charles Collett, British chief mechanical engineer (Great Western Railway) (b. 1871)
  • April 8Tadeusz Estreicher, cryogenics pioneer (b. 1871)
  • April 15Viktor Chernov, Russian revolutionary, leader of the Russian Socialist Revolutionary Party (b. 1873)
  • April 21
    • Leslie Banks, English actor (b. 1890)
    • Sir Stafford Cripps, British Labour politician, former Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1889)
  • April 23Julius Freed, American inventor and banker (b. 1887)


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Maria Montessori

  • May 6Maria Montessori, Italian educator (b. 1870)
  • May 8William Fox, Austro-Hungarian-born film producer (b. 1879)
  • May 9Canada Lee, American actor (b. 1907)
  • May 10Clark L. Hull, American psychologist (b. 1884)
  • May 15Albert Bassermann, German actor (b. 1867)
  • May 21John Garfield, American actor (b. 1913)


  • June 1
    • John Dewey, American philosopher (b. 1859)
    • Malcolm St. Clair, American filmmaker (b. 1897)
  • June 2Naum Torbov, Bulgarian architect (b. 1880)
  • June 13Emma Eames, American soprano (b. 1865)
  • June 17
    • Krystyna Skarbek (aka Christine Granville), Polish-born British SOE operative during World War II (b. 1908)
    • Jack Parsons, American rocket engineer (b. 1914)
  • June 19Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone (b. 1888)
  • June 27Elmo Lincoln, American actor (b. 1889)


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Pedro Lascurain

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Eva Perón

  • July 4Walter Long, American character actor (b. 1879)
  • July 5Alison Skipworth, English actress (b. 1863)
  • July 10Rued Langgaard, Danish composer and organist (b. 1893)
  • July 21Pedro Lascuráin, 34th President of Mexico
  • July 26Eva Perón, Argentine political leader, and First Lady to and partner in power of President Juan Perón (b. 1919)


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Hiranuma Kiichiro

  • August 1Andrew Higgins, American boatbuilder and industrialist. (b. 1886)
  • August 2J. Farrell MacDonald, American actor and director (b. 1875)
  • August 5Sameera Moussa, Egyptian nuclear scientist (b. 1917)
  • August 11Dave Sands, Australian boxer (b. 1926)
  • August 18Ralph Byrd, American actor (b. 1909)
  • August 22Hiranuma Kiichirō, 35th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1867)
  • August 29Anton Piëch, Austrian lawyer, son-in-law of Ferdinand Porsche (b. 1894)
  • August 30Arky Vaughan, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1912)


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Kaarlo Juho Stahlberg


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Arturo Rawson

  • October 8Arturo Rawson, Argentine military officer, 26th President of Argentina (b. 1885)
  • October 11Jack Conway, American film producer and director (b. 1887)
  • October 17Julia Dean, stage and screen actress (b. 1878)
  • October 19Ernst Streeruwitz, 7th Chancellor of Austria (b. 1874)
  • October 20Basil Radford, English actor (b. 1897)
  • October 22Ernst Rüdin, Swiss psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist (b. 1874)
  • October 23Susan Peters, American actress (b. 1921)
  • October 26Hattie McDaniel, American actress (b. 1895)
  • October 28Billy Hughes, 7th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)


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Chaim Weizmann

  • November 1Dixie Lee, American singer (b. 1911)
  • November 2Mehmet Esat Bülkat, Ottoman general (b. 1862)
  • November 3Louis Verneuil, French playwright, screenwriter (b. 1893)
  • November 8
    • Harold Innis, Canadian communications scholar (b. 1894)
    • Hugh Prosser, American actor (b. 1900)
  • November 9Chaim Weizmann, Jewish biochemist and first President of Israel (b. 1874)
  • November 18Paul Eluard, French poet (b. 1895)
  • November 20Benedetto Croce, Italian critic, philosopher, and politician (b. 1866)
  • November 21
    • Henriette Roland Holst, Dutch poet and socialist (b. 1869)
    • William D. Upshaw, American temperance movement leader (b. 1866)
  • November 26Sven Hedin, Swedish explorer, geographer and geopolitician (b. 1865)
  • November 28Elena of Montenegro, Queen of Italy, consort of Victor Emmanuel III (b. 1869)



Vittorio Emanuele Orlando

  • December 1Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, 23rd Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1860)
  • December 4Karen Horney, German psychoanalyst (b. 1885)
  • December 8Charles Lightoller, British merchant marine officer, second officer of RMS Titanic (b. 1874)
  • December 12Bedrich Hrozný, Czech orientalist and linguist (b. 1879)
  • December 14Fartein Valen, Norwegian composer (b. 1887)
  • December 18Ernst Stromer, German paleontologist (b. 1871)
  • December 19Pehr G. Holmes, American politician (b. 1881)
  • December 27Henri Winkelman, Dutch general (b. 1876)
  • December 28
    • Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Queen consort of Christian X of Denmark (b. 1879)
    • Fletcher Henderson, American musician (b. 1897)
  • December 30Luke McNamee, American admiral and Governor of Guam (b. 1871)

Date unknown

  • K. Kanagaratnam, Ceylon Tamil civil servant and politician (b. 1892)

Nobel Prizes

  • PhysicsFelix Bloch, Edward Mills Purcell
  • ChemistryArcher John Porter Martin, Richard Laurence Millington Synge
  • MedicineSelman Abraham Waksman
  • LiteratureFrançois Mauriac
  • PeaceAlbert Schweitzer


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