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Events

January

  • January 20 – The General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon makes its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • January 26Bülent Ecevit, of CHP forms the new government of Turkey (37th government, partner MSP).

February

  • February 1
    • Fire breaks out in the Joelma Building in São Paulo, Brazil; 177 die, 293 are injured, 11 die later of their injuries.
    • Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, is declared a Federal Territory.
  • February 4
  • February 8 – After a record 84 days in orbit, the crew of Skylab 4 returns to Earth.
  • February 17 – A soccer stampede occurs in Cairo, killing 49.

March

  • March 3Turkish Airlines Flight 981 travelling from Paris to London crashes in a wood near Paris, killing all 346 aboard.
  • March 4
  • March 8
    • Charles de Gaulle Airport opens in Paris, France.
    • The Brady Bunch is cancelled after 5 seasons on ABC.
    • Queen releases Queen II with the single Seven Seas of Rhye.
  • March 10Japanese holdout: A Japanese World War II soldier, Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda, surrenders in the Philippines.
  • March 18
    • End of five month oil embargo by most OPEC nations against the United States, Europe and Japan which had caused the 1973 oil crisis.
    • After 23 consecutive years on television, Lucille Ball airs the finale of Here's Lucy.
  • March 29
    • The Terracotta Army of Qin Shi Huang is discovered at Xi'an, China.[2]
    • Launch of the Volkswagen Golf in West Germany, a modern front-wheel drive hatchback which is expected to replace the iconic Volkswagen Beetle, holder of the world record for the car with the most units produced.

April

April – The world population reaches 4 billion people estimated by the United States Census Bureau.

  • April 2 – French president Georges Pompidou, dies of cancer at 63. Alain Poher succeeds him immediately; Valéry Giscard d'Estaing wins the presidential contest in May 1974.
  • April 34 – An enormous tornado outbreak strikes the central parts of the United States, killing around 319 people. Known as the "1974 Super Outbreak", the event was the largest of its kind until the 2011 Super Outbreak.
  • April 4Hank Aaron ties Babe Ruth for the all-time home run record with his 714th at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati.
  • April 5Stephen King publishes Carrie, his first novel.
  • April 6
    • Swedish pop group ABBA's song "Waterloo" wins the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton, England, UK.
    • California Jam is held at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California, attracting 250,000 fans.
  • April 8Hank Aaron became the all-time MLB home run leader with his 715th at Atlanta in front of a national television audience.
  • April 11 – The Kiryat Shmona massacre takes place in Israel.
  • April 15 – As "Tania", Patty Hearst is photographed wielding an M1 carbine while robbing the Sunset District branch of the Hibernia Bank in San Francisco.
  • April 24Guillaume Affair: exposure of an East German spy Günter Guillaume within the West German government, leading to the resignation of West German Chancellor Willy Brandt.[3]
  • April 25Carnation Revolution: A right-wing military coup in Portugal restores democracy, ending 48 years of Estado Novo and Ditadura Nacional dictatorship in the country. Portuguese Prime Minister Marcelo Caetano flees to Brazil and is granted political asylum by Brazilian President Ernesto Geisel.

May

  • May 4
    • An all-female Japanese team summits Manaslu in Nepal, becoming the first women to climb an 8,000 metre peak.
    • The Expo '74 world's fair opens in Spokane, Washington.
  • May 6Willy Brandt West Germany's chancellor resigns; replaced by Helmut Schmidt
  • May 17Dublin and Monaghan bombings: The Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF), explode four car bombs in Dublin and Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland. The attacks kill 33 civilians and wound almost 300, the highest number of casualties in any single day during "The Troubles".
    • A massive, two-hour shootout between the Los Angeles Police Department and members of the Symbionese Liberation Army leaves six SLA members, including SLA leader Donald DeFreeze, dead.
  • May 18
    • Nuclear test: Under Project Smiling Buddha, India successfully detonates its first nuclear weapon, becoming the 6th nation to do so.
    • The Warsaw radio mast is completed, the second tallest structure ever built (it collapses on August 8, 1991).
  • May 19 – The Philadelphia Flyers defeat the Boston Bruins to become the first team from the 1967 NHL expansion class to win the Stanley Cup in the North American National Hockey League.
  • May 30NASA's ATS-6 satellite is launched.

June

  • June 4 – The Cleveland Indians stage an ill-advised Ten Cent Beer Night for a game against the Texas Rangers at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. Cleveland forfeits after alcohol-fueled mayhem and violence spreads from the stands onto the field.
  • June 13 – The 1974 FIFA World Cup begins in West Germany.
  • June 26 – The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time, to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio.
  • June 29
    • Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina, replacing her sick husband Juan Perón, who dies 2 days later.
    • America Sings attraction opens to the public for the first time at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.

July

  • July 7West Germany beats the Netherlands 2–1 to win the 1974 FIFA World Cup. The West German football team are awarded the new FIFA World Cup Trophy.
  • July 8 – Two weeks after the attraction's opening, an 18-year-old employee is crushed to her death while working on America Sings at Disneyland. This is the first casualty to occur to an employee at a Disney Park.
  • July 15News anchor Christine Chubbuck commits suicide during a live broadcast on WXLT-TV in Sarasota, Florida.
  • July 19Railcar explosion in Decatur, Illinois. A tanker car collides with a Norfolk & Western boxcar. Seven people are killed, 349 are injured and $18 million in property damage.[4]
  • July 20 – The Turkish invasion of Cyprus occurs.
  • July 23 – The Greek military junta is replaced by a civilian government in Greece concluding the seven-year military rule.

August

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38th US President Gerald R. Ford

  • August 4A bomb explodes in a train between Italy and West Germany, killing 12 and wounding 48. Italian neo-fascists take responsibility.
  • August 7Philippe Petit crosses between Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City high-wire walking
  • August 8Watergate scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces his resignation (effective August 9).
  • August 9 – Vice President Gerald Ford succeeds Richard Nixon as President of the United States, upon Nixon's resignation.
  • August 14Turkey invades Cyprus for the second time, occupying 37% of the island's territory.
  • August 30 – An express train bound for Germany from Belgrade derails in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia), killing more than 150 passengers.

September

  • September 1 – Jhonen Vasquez born.
  • September 8
    • TWA Flight 841 crashes into the Ionian Sea 18 minutes after take off from Athens, after a bomb explodes in the cargo hold, and kills 88 people.
    • President Gerald Ford pardons former president Richard Nixon.
  • September 10 – The Portuguese military junta grants independence to Guinea-Bissau.
  • September 12 – Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia is deposed by the Derg, bringing an end to the Solomonic dynasty's rule since 1270. The Ethiopian Civil War begins.
  • September 13Japanese Red Army members seize the French Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands.
  • September 20 – The Kootenai War is declared, and 10-cent tolls are charged on U.S. Highway 95.
  • September 23Ceefax (one of the first public service information systems) is started by the BBC.

October

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  • October 11 – The UK Labour government of Harold Wilson wins the second general election of the year, forming a three-seat majority. Wilson, who has led the party for a total of 11 years, has now won four of the five general elections he has contested.[5]
  • October 30The Rumble in the Jungle takes place in Kinshasa, Zaire, where Muhammad Ali knocks out George Foreman in 8 rounds to regain the Heavyweight title, which had been stripped from him 7 years earlier.

November

  • November 1
    • The World Tourism Organization (WTO or WToO) is established.
    • The German electronic band Kraftwerk releases their studio album Autobahn.
  • November 13
    • Ronald DeFeo, Jr., murders his entire family in their home in Amityville on Long Island, an event that inspires the story of The Amityville Horror.
    • McDonald's open their first UK restaurant in Woolwich, South East London.[6]
  • November 16Arecibo message: The radio telescope at the Arecibo Observatory on Puerto Rico sends an interstellar radio message towards Messier 13, the Great Globular Cluster in Hercules. The message will reach its destination around the year 27,000.
  • November 21Birmingham pub bombings: In Birmingham, England, two pubs are bombed, killing 21 people in an attack widely believed at the time to be linked to the Provisional Irish Republican Army. The Birmingham Six are later sentenced to life in prison for this, but their convictions are quashed after a lengthy campaign.[7]
  • November 18 – The International Energy Agency is founded.
  • November 22 – The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.
  • November 24 – A skeleton from the hominid species Australopithecus afarensis is discovered and named Lucy.
  • November 26Anneline Kriel is crowned as Miss World 1974, the second South African to hold the title after Penny Coelen in 1958, when Helen Morgan resigns four days after winning the 24th Miss World pageant.
  • November 28 – In a rare public performance, former Beatle John Lennon joins Elton John on stage at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

December

  • December 1 – A Boeing 727 carrying TWA Flight 514 crashes 25 miles (40 km) northwest of Dulles International Airport during bad weather, killing all 92 people on board.
  • December 9 – The Paris summit, reuniting the European Communities' heads of state and government, commences.
  • December 13Malta becomes a republic.
  • December 17 – The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) becomes a specialized agency of the United Nations.
  • December 2425Darwin, Australia is almost completely destroyed by Cyclone Tracy.
  • December 30Japanese holdout: The last Japanese World War II soldier, Taiwan-born Private Teruo Nakamura, surrenders on the Indonesian island of Morota, 34 years after beginning service in the Imperial Japanese Army.

Date unknown

  • Rubik's Cube puzzle is invented by Hungarian architecture professor Ernő Rubik.[8]
  • Dungeons & Dragons fantasy tabletop role-playing game, designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, is first released, in the United States.
  • PepsiCo becomes the first American company to sell products in the Soviet Union.[9]

Births

January

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Ed Helms

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Christian Bale

  • January 1Reem Maged, Egyptian journalist
  • January 3Alessandro Petacchi, Italian professional road cyclist
  • January 6Shelbee Myne, American former pornographic actress
  • January 10Hrithik Roshan, Bollywood actor
  • January 12
    • Melanie Chisholm, English singer-songwriter (Spice Girls)
    • Tor Arne Hetland, Norwegian cross-country skier
  • January 16Kate Moss, English model
  • January 17Danny Bhoy, Scottish stand-up comedian
  • January 18Maulik Pancholy, American actor
  • January 18Gustavo Kupinski, Argentine guitarist (d. 2011)
  • January 19Éva Novodomszky, Hungarian journalist and presenter
  • January 20Rae Carruth, former NFL wide receiver
  • January 22Joseph Muscat, 13th Prime Minister of Malta
  • January 23Tiffani Thiessen, American actress
  • January 24Ed Helms, American actor and stand-up comedian
  • January 27Ole Einar Bjørndalen, Norwegian biathlete
  • January 28Kari Traa, Norwegian freestyle skier
  • January 29
    • Kōji Wada, Japanese rock singer (d. 2016)
    • Michael Andersen, Danish basketball player
  • January 30
    • Christian Bale, English actor
    • Olivia Colman, English actress

February

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Seth Green

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Elizabeth Banks

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Jerry O'Connell

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James Blunt

  • February 4Urmila Matondkar, Indian actress
  • February 6Aljo Bendijo, Filipino journalist, broadcaster, TV/radio host
  • February 7
    • Cheryl Cosim, Filipino journalist, news anchor, TV host
    • J Dilla, also known as Jay-Dee, African-American hip-hop producer (d. 2006)
    • Steve Nash, Canadian basketball player
    • Jun Seba, also known as Nujabes, Japanese hip-hop producer (d. 2010)
  • February 8
    • Seth Green, American actor and comedian
    • Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, French musician and record producer (Daft Punk)
    • Kimbo Slice, Bahamian-born American boxer and mixed martial artist (d. 2016)
  • February 10
    • Elizabeth Banks, American actress and film director
    • Ivri Lider, Israeli singer
  • February 13Robbie Williams, Singer of British pop group Take That
  • February 14
    • Philippe Léonard, Belgian footballer
    • Valentina Vezzali, Italian fencer
  • February 15
    • Miranda July, American author, director, actor, musician and spoken-word artist
    • Mr Lordi, Finnish rock singer (Lordi)
    • Alexander Wurz, Austrian racing driver
    • Gina Lynn, American porn actress
  • February 17Jerry O'Connell, American actor
  • February 18Jillian Michaels, American personal trainer, businesswoman, author and TV personality
  • February 19Lezley Zen, American porn actress
  • February 22James Blunt, English singer
  • February 24
    • Chad Hugo, American rock musician and producer
    • Bonnie Somerville, American actress
  • February 26Sébastien Loeb, French rally driver
  • February 27Hiroyasu Shimizu, Japanese speed skater

March

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Eva Mendes

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Ted Kravitz

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Alyson Hannigan

  • March 1Mark-Paul Gosselaar, American actor
  • March 3David Faustino, American actor
  • March 4
    • Karol Kučera, Slovakian tennis player
    • Ariel Ortega, Argentine football player
  • March 5
    • Jens Jeremies, German footballer
    • Matt Lucas, British comedian
    • Eva Mendes, American actress and model
    • Barbara Schöneberger, German actress, singer, and TV host
    • Hiten Tejwani, Indian model and actor
  • March 6
    • Anthony Carelli, Canadian professional wrestler
    • Cooper Manning, television host, brother of football players Peyton and Eli Manning
  • March 7
    • Jenna Fischer, American actress
    • Antonio de la Rúa, Argentine lawyer
  • March 8
    • Danny Corkill, American child actor
    • Cesar Velasco Broca, Spanish actor
  • March 12Hekiru Shiina, Japanese voice actress and J-pop singer
  • March 14Grace Park, American born Canadian actress
  • March 15Percy Montgomery, South African rugby union player
  • March 20Carsten Ramelow, German footballer
  • March 21Ted Kravitz, British presenter and Formula One pit-lane reporter
  • March 22
    • Marcus Camby, American basketball player
    • Kidada Jones, American actress
    • Bassem Youssef, Egyptian journalist
  • March 24Alyson Hannigan, American actress
  • March 25Lark Voorhies, American actress and singer
  • March 28
    • Daisuke Kishio, Japanese voice actor
    • Scott Mills, British radio DJ, television presenter and occasional actor
  • March 29Miguel Gómez, Colombian photographer
  • March 30Miho Komatsu, Japanese pop singer and songwriter
  • March 31Jani Sievinen, Finnisher former swimmer

April

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Penélope Cruz

  • April 1Marcos Balter, Brazilian composer
  • April 2Håkan Hellström, Swedish musician
  • April 9Jenna Jameson, American pornographic actress
  • April 8Chris Kyle, most lethal sniper in American military history (d. 2013)
  • April 11
    • Tricia Helfer, Canadian actress and model
    • Alexander Kuoppala, Finnish guitarist (ex-Children of Bodom)
  • April 12Marley Shelton, American actress
  • April 13Marta Jandová, Czech musician and actress
  • April 15
    • Danny Pino, Cuban American actor
    • Tim Thomas, American ice hockey goaltender
  • April 16Xu Jinglei, Chinese actress and director
  • April 17
  • April 18Edgar Wright, English film director
  • April 20Tina Cousins, English singer
  • April 21Faust, Norwegian drummer
  • April 22Shavo Odadjian, Armenian-born rock bassist (System of a Down)
  • April 23Barry Watson, American actor
  • April 28Penélope Cruz, Spanish actress and model
  • April 29Anggun, Indonesian-French singer-songwriter

May

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Breckin Meyer

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Laura Pausini

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Steve Cardenas

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Kenan Doğulu

  • May 1
    • Kellie Crawford, Australian singer and actress (Hi-5 and Teen Queens)
    • Lornah Kiplagat, Kenyan-Dutch runner
  • May 2
    • Matt Berry, English actor and singer
    • Horacio Carbonari, Argentinian footballer and manager
    • Garðar Thór Cortes, Icelandic tenor and actor
    • Andy Johnson, English-Welsh footballer
    • Janek Meet, Estonian footballer
  • May 3
    • Princess Haya bint Al Hussein of Jordan
    • Peter Everitt, Australian footballer and radio host
  • May 4
    • Miguel Cairo, Venezuelan baseball player and coach
    • Tony McCoy, Irish jockey and sportscaster
  • May 6
    • Bernard Barmasai, Kenyan runner
    • Daniela Bártová, Czech pole vaulter and gymnast
    • Faruk Namdar, German-Turkish footballer
    • Patrick Tang, Hong Kong actor and singer
  • May 7
    • Breckin Meyer, American actor
    • Lawrence Johnson, American pole vaulter
    • Ian Pearce, English footballer and manager
  • May 8
    • Marge Kõrkjas, Estonian swimmer
    • Korey Stringer, American football player (d. 2001)
    • Jon Tickle, English television host
  • May 10
    • Liu Fang, Chinese pipa player
    • Sylvain Wiltord, French footballer
  • May 16
    • Laura Pausini, Italian singer
    • Adam Richman, American actor and television personality
  • May 17Andrea Corr, Irish singer
  • May 20
    • Colette Wong, Singaporean sports anchor
    • Mikael Stanne, Swedish singer
  • May 23Jewel, American singer
  • May 26Lars Frölander, Swedish swimmer
  • May 28Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistani cricketer
  • May 29Steve Cardenas, American martial artist and retired actor
  • May 30Big L, American rapper (d. 1999)
  • May 31Kenan Doğulu, Turkish pop musician

June

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Bear Grylls

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Derek Jeter

  • June 1Alanis Morissette, Canadian-American singer
  • June 2Gata Kamsky, American chess player
  • June 3Martín Karpan, Argentinian actor
  • June 7
    • Mahesh Bhupathi, Indian tennis player
    • Bear Grylls, British survivalist
  • June 9Samoth, Norwegian musician
  • June 13
    • Katharina Bellowitsch, Austrian radio and TV presenter.
    • Selma, Icelandic singer, Eurovision Song Contest 1999 runner-up
    • Steve-O, American actor
    • Takahiro Sakurai, Japanese voice actor
  • June 22
    • Jo Cox, British Labour Party politician (d. 2016)
    • Donald Faison, American actor
  • June 23Joel Edgerton, Australian actor
  • June 25Karisma Kapoor, Indian actress
  • June 26
    • Jason Craig, American artist
    • Derek Jeter, American baseball player
    • Nicole Saba, Lebanese singer and actress
  • June 27Christopher O'Neill, British-American businessman; husband of Princess Madeleine of Sweden
  • June 28Rob Dyrdek, American skateboarder

July

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Jeremy Enigk

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Jeanna Friske

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Josh Radnor

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Hilary Swank

  • July 1Jefferson Pérez, Ecuadorean race walker
  • July 2Rocky Gray, American musician
  • July 7Jennifer Jones, Canadian Olympic curling champion
  • July 8
    • Dragoslav Jevrić, Montenegrin footballer
    • Jeanna Friske, Russian singer, actress, model and socialite (d. 2015)
  • July 12
    • Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer
    • Gregory Helms, American professional wrestler
  • July 14
    • David Mitchell, British comedian and actor
    • Martina Hill, German actress, comedian and impersonator
  • July 16Jeremy Enigk, American singer/songwriter
  • July 21Terry Coldwell, English singer (East 17)
  • July 22Franka Potente, German actress
  • July 23
    • Kathryn Hahn, American actress
    • Maurice Greene, American athlete
    • Stephanie March, American actress
    • Rik Verbrugghe, Belgian professional road racing cyclist
  • July 25Lauren Faust, American cartoonist
  • July 26Daniel Negreanu, Canadian poker player
  • July 28Alexis Tsipras, Greek politician
  • July 29Josh Radnor, American actor
  • July 30Hilary Swank, American actress
  • July 31Emilia Fox, English actress

August

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Amy Adams

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Ray Park

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Michael Shannon

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Derek Fisher

  • August 5Kajol, a Bollywood actress
  • August 7Michael Shannon, American actor
  • August 8Brian Harvey, English singer (East 17)
  • August 9Derek Fisher, American basketball player
  • August 12Karl Stefanovic, Australian TV host
  • August 13Niklas Sundin, Swedish musician
  • August 14Christopher Gorham, American actor
  • August 15Natasha Henstridge, Canadian actress and model
  • August 16
    • Didier Cuche, Swiss alpine skier
    • Krisztina Egerszegi, Hungarian Olympic champion swimmer
  • August 20
    • Amy Adams, American actress
    • Misha Collins, American actor
    • Maxim Vengerov, Russian violinist
  • August 22
    • Jenna Leigh Green, American actress and singer
    • Lee Sheppard, Australian cartoonist
  • August 23
    • Ray Park, Scottish actor, martial artist
    • Ovi, Romanian-Norwegian singer-songwriter, producer and musician
    • Shifty Shellshock, American singer (Crazy Town)
  • August 24Jennifer Lien, American actress
  • August 28Carsten Jancker, German soccer player

September

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Jimmy Fallon

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Joo Jin-mo

  • September 4Carmit Bachar, American singer
  • September 6
    • Tim Henman, English tennis player
    • Nina Persson, Swedish singer
  • September 7Glenn Ljungström, Swedish guitarist
  • September 10
    • Mirko Filipović, Croatian kickboxer; mixed martial arts fighter
    • Kerry Harvick, American singer
    • Ryan Phillippe, American actor
    • Ben Wallace, American basketball player
  • September 12Jennifer Nettles, American country music artist (Sugarland)
  • September 14Hicham El Guerrouj, Moroccan athlete
  • September 15Wael Kfoury, Lebanese singer, musician, and songwriter
  • September 17Rasheed Wallace, American basketball player
  • September 18
    • Sol Campbell, English footballer
    • Xzibit, American rapper
  • September 19
    • Jimmy Fallon, American actor, comedian, and television personality; currently hosts The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
    • Victoria Silvstedt, Swedish model
  • September 23Matt Hardy, American professional wrestler
  • September 24
    • Niels Brinck, Danish singer and songwriter
    • Kati Wolf, Hungarian singer
  • September 26
    • Gary Hall, Jr., American swimmer
    • Joo Jin-mo, South Korean actor
  • September 30Yul Bürkle, Venezuelan actor and model

October

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Hoang Xuan Vinh

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Charlotte Perrelli

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Paul Kariya

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Joaquin Phoenix

  • October 1Keith Duffy, Irish singer (Boyzone)
  • October 3Marianne Timmer, Dutch speed skater
  • October 6Hoang Xuan Vinh, Vietnamese shooter
  • October 7
    • Allison Munn, American actress
    • Charlotte Perrelli, Swedish singer and occasional television host, Eurovision Song Contest 1999 winner
  • October 8Koji Murofushi, Japanese hammer thrower
  • October 10
    • Dale Earnhardt, Jr., American race car driver
    • Chris Pronger, Canadian hockey player
  • October 11Jason Arnott, Canadian hockey player
  • October 14Jessica Drake, American porn actress
  • October 15Shumon Basar, British writer and editor
  • October 16
    • Aurela Gaçe, Award-winning Albanian singer
    • Paul Kariya, Canadian hockey player
  • October 17Matthew Macfadyen, English actor
  • October 18
    • Jeremy Scahill, writer and documentary film maker
    • Zhou Xun, Chinese actress and singer
  • October 20Bashar Rahal, American actor
  • October 21Lera Auerbach, Russian composer and pianist
  • October 23
    • Aravind Adiga, Indian-Australian author
    • Sander Westerveld, Dutch soccer player
  • October 24Catherine Sutherland, Australian actress
  • October 28
    • Nelly Ciobanu, Moldovan singer
    • Joaquin Phoenix, Puerto Rican actor and music video director
  • October 29
    • Akashdeep Saigal, Indian television actor and model
    • Yenny Wahid, a political activist and Islamic Indonesia
  • October 31Natasja Saad, Danish rapper and reggae singer (d. 2007)

November

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Ryan Adams

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Leonardo DiCaprio

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Stephen Merchant

  • November 2Nelly, American rapper
  • November 4
    • Cedric Bixler-Zavala, Mexican-American singer/lyricist
    • Louise Nurding, English singer
  • November 5
    • Ryan Adams, American singer and songwriter
    • Jerry Stackhouse, American basketball player
  • November 8
    • Penelope Heyns, South African swimmer
    • Masashi Kishimoto, Japanese manga author
    • Matthew Rhys, Welsh actor
  • November 9
    • Alessandro Del Piero, Italian football player
    • Manav Gohil, Indian television actor
  • November 11Leonardo DiCaprio, American actor
  • November 13Kerim Seiler, Swiss artist and architect
  • November 15Chad Kroeger, Canadian singer
  • November 16Paul Scholes, English football player
  • November 18Petter Solberg, Norwegian rally driver
  • November 20Kurt Krömer, German television presenter, comedian and actor
  • November 24Stephen Merchant, English comedian and actor
  • November 27
    • Wendy Houvenaghel, British racing cyclist
    • Zsófia Polgár, Hungarian-born chess player
  • November 29Ferenc Merkli, Hungarian Slovene priest, writer, translator
  • November 30Wallace Chung, Hong Kong actor and singer

December

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Ryan Seacrest

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Rey Mysterio

  • December 1Costinha, Portuguese footballer
  • December 4Tadahito Iguchi, Japanese baseball player
  • December 7Nicole Appleton, Canadian singer (All Saints)
  • December 9Luisa Bradshaw-White, English actress
  • December 10Meg White, American rock drummer
  • December 11
    • Rey Mysterio, American wrestler
    • Gete Wami, Ethiopian long-distance runner
  • December 12Michelle Saram, Chindian Singaporean singer and actress
  • December 13Nick McCarthy, English rock guitarist
  • December 17Giovanni Ribisi, American actor
  • December 18
    • Kari Byron, American artist and television personality
    • Viki Miljković, Serbian singer
  • December 19
    • Eduard Ivakdalam, Indonesian footballer
    • Ricky Ponting, Australian cricketer
  • December 24
    • Marcelo Salas, Chilean footballer
    • Ryan Seacrest, American television personality
  • December 27
    • Fumiko Orikasa, Japanese voice actress and singer
    • Alena Vinnitskaya, Ukrainian singer (Nu Virgos)
  • December 29Mekhi Phifer, American actor
  • December 31Tony Kanaan, Brazilian racing driver

Deaths

January

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Glenn Morris

February

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Satyendra Nath Bose

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Manuel A. Odría

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George Van Biesbroeck

  • February 2Imre Lakatos, Hungarian philosopher (b. 1922)
  • February 3Juan de Orduña, Spanish director Pequeñeces (1950) (b. 1900)
  • February 4Satyendra Nath Bose, Indian mathematician and physicist (b. 1894)
  • February 5Manuel dos Reis Machado, Brazilian martial arts Master (b. 1899)
  • February 7Edward Beck (British Army officer), British Army (b. 1880)
  • February 8Fritz Zwicky, Swiss astronomer (b. 1898)
  • February 9Raymond A. Wheeler, Lieutenant-General United States Armed Forces (b. 1885)
  • February 11Ghantasala (singer), Indian playback singer and music composer (b. 1922)
  • February 15
    • Kurt Atterberg, Swedish composer (b. 1887)
    • George W. Snedecor, American mathematician and statistician (b. 1881)
  • February 16Horace Kallen, American philosopher.(b. 1882)
  • February 17Ralph W. Gerard, American neurophysiologist and behavioural scientist (b. 1900)
  • February 18
    • Manuel A. Odría, 79th President of Peru (b. 1896)
    • Duncan Archibald Graham, Canadian physician (b. 1882)
  • February 21Tim Horton, Canadian hockey defenseman with Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Buffalo Sabres. Co-Founder of the Tim Hortons restaurant chain. (b. 1930)
  • February 22Samuel Byck, American airplane hijacker and murderer (b. 1930)
  • February 23
    • William F. Knowland, American politician and newspaper owner (b. 1908)
    • George Van Biesbroeck, Belgian-American astronomer (b. 1880)
  • February 24
    • Margaret Leech, American historian and fiction writer (b. 1893)
    • Robert A. Stemmle, German screenwriter and film director (b. 1903)
  • February 27Princess Nina Georgievna of Russia, Russian great-granddaughter of Tsar Nicholas I of Russia (b. 1901)
  • February 28Carole Lesley, British actress (b. 1935)

March

  • March 1
    • Hüseyin Kemal Gürmen, Turkish theatre and cinema actor (b. 1901)
    • Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist and composer (b. 1935)
  • March 2Péter Schell, Hungarian politician (b. 1898)
  • March 3
    • Barbara Ruick, American actress and singer (b. 1930)
    • Frank Wilcox, American character actor (b. 1907)
  • March 4Adolph Gottlieb, American abstract expressionist painter (b. 1903)
  • March 5
    • John Samuel Bourque, French-Canadian politician, Cabinet Minister, military member, and businessman from Québec, Canada (b. 1894)
    • Billy De Wolfe, American character actor (b. 1907)
  • March 6Ernest Becker, American anthropologist and writer; who won the 1974 Pulitzer Prize (posthumously) for his book The Denial of Death (b. 1924)
  • March 7
    • Moriji Mochida, last person ever awarded the 10th dan rank in kendo (b. 1885)
    • Hans Sachs, Holocaust survivor and poster collector (b. 1881)
  • March 8Martha Wentworth, American actress (b. 1889)
  • March 9Earl Wilbur Sutherland Jr., American physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1915)
  • March 10Alexander John Majeski, American architect and former Naval Lieutenant (b. 1920)
  • March 12Oleksii Shovkunenko, Ukrainian painter (b. 1884)
  • March 17Louis Kahn, Estonian architect (b. 1901)
  • March 19Edward Platt, American actor known as, "The Chief" on NBC/CBS's Get Smart (b. 1916)
  • March 20Chet Huntley, American television reportor (b. 1911)
  • March 21Candy Darling, American actress (b. 1944)
  • March 22Peter Revson, American race car driver (b. 1939)
  • March 24Lewie G. Merritt, U. S. Marine, major general and aviator (b. 1897)
  • March 27Wilhelm Herget, German Luftwaffe flying ace (b. 1910)
  • March 29
    • Andrea Checchi, Italian actor (La ciociara) (b. 1916)
    • Joe Stecher, American professional wrestler (b. 1893)
  • March 31Frank Seno, American football running back and defensive back (b. 1921)

April

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Georges Pompidou

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Ayub Khan

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Franz Jonas

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Agnes Moorehead

  • April 2
  • April 3Ossie Newton-Thompson, South African cricketer and politician (b. 1920)
  • April 5A. Y. Jackson, Canadian painter and a founding member of the Group of Seven (b. 1882)
  • April 6
    • Willem Marinus Dudok, Dutch modernist architect (b. 1884)
    • Roy Wood, American professional baseball player (b. 1892)
  • April 8K. A. C. Creswell, English architectural historian (b. 1879)
  • April 11Edward Alexander Bott, psychologist at the University of Toronto (b. 1887)
  • April 14Howard Pease, American adventure novelist (b. 1894)
  • April 18
    • Betty Compson, American actress (b. 1897)
    • Marcel Pagnol, French novelist (b. 1895)
  • April 19Ayub Khan, President of Pakistan (b. 1907)
  • April 20Peter Lee Lawrence, German actor in Spaghetti Westerns; such as (For a Few Dollars More) (b. 1944)
  • April 21Mirja Mane, Finnish actress (b. 1929)
  • April 23Cy Williams, American baseball player (b. 1887)
  • April 24
    • Bud Abbott, American comedian (b. 1895)
    • Franz Jonas, 7th President of Austria (b. 1899)
  • April 27Hans W. Petersen, Danish actor of over 40 films (b. 1897)
  • April 28Paul Page, American actor of the 1920s and 1930s (b. 1903)
  • April 30Agnes Moorehead, American actress (b. 1900)

May

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Duke Ellington

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Fred Kelly

  • May 1Frank Packer, Australian media proprietor (b. 1906)
  • May 2
    • James O. Richardson, American admiral (b. 1878)
    • William Wantling, American ex-Marine, poet, and novelist (b. 1933)
  • May 3Ralph McCabe, Canadian-born Major League Baseball player (b. 1918)
  • May 4Ludwig Karl Koch, German-born broadcaster and sound recordist in the United Kingdom (b. 1881)
  • May 6Robert Maestri, American of Italian heritage who served as mayor of New Orleans from (1936 to 1946) (b. 1889)
  • May 7
    • Abu Bakar of Pahang, Fourth Sultan of Pahang (b. 1904)
    • Fred Kelly, American Olympic athlete (b. 1891)
  • May 8Fred Conyngham, Australian actor (b. 1901)
  • May 10Takeshi Sakamoto, Japanese versatile actor (b. 1899)
  • May 12Wayne Maki, Canadian National Hockey League player with Chicago, St. Louis, and Vancouver; (died of brain cancer) (b. 1944)
  • May 14Jacob L. Moreno, Austrian-American leading psychiatrist and psychosociologist (b. 1889)
  • May 15Guy Simonds, English-born, Canadian Lieutenant-General who commanded the Canadian Armed Forces in World War II (b. 1903)
  • May 16Billy Welu, American profession bowler (b. 1932)
  • May 17Symbionese Liberation Army Los Angeles police shootout of its members
    • Angela Atwood, American founding member of the Symbionese Liberation Army (b. 1949)
    • Donald DeFreeze, American leader of the Symbionese Liberation Army; who went by the nom de guerre "Field Marshall Cinque" (b. 1943)
    • Camilla Hall, American member of the Symbionese Liberation Army; one of main kidnappers of heiress Patricia Hearst (b. 1945)
    • Nancy Ling Perry, An American member of the Symbionese Liberation Army (b. 1947)
    • Patricia Soltysik, American member of the Symbionese Liberation Army (b. 1950)
  • May 18Harry Ricardo, broadcaster and sound recordist (b. 1881)
  • May 19Allal al-Fassi, Moroccan politician, poet, writer, and scholar (b. 1910)
  • May 21Lily Kronberger, Hungarian figure skater (b. 1890)
  • May 24Duke Ellington, American jazz pianist and bandleader (b. 1899)
  • May 25
    • Donald Crisp, English-American actor (b. 1882)
    • Arturo Jauretche, Argentine writer, politician, and philosopher (b. 1901)
  • May 26Kitty Gordon, English stage and silent film actress. (b. 1878)
  • May 27Rudolf Altstadt, German soldier in World War II (b. 1914)
  • May 28Francesco Fausto Nitti, Italian journalist (b. 1899)
  • May 31
    • Adelle Davis, American author and nutritionist (b. 1904)
    • Frederick George Topham, Canadian soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1917)

June

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Mamerto Urriolagoitia

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Eurico Gaspar Dutra

  • June 1Henry Clay Sevier, American lawyer and member from Louisiana House of Representatives (b. 1896)
  • June 2Roger C. Slaughter, American lawyer and U. S. Representative from Missouri (b. 1905)
  • June 3Rashid Nezhmetdinov, Soviet chess player (b. 1912)
  • June 4
    • Smokey Harris, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1890)
    • Mamerto Urriolagoitía, 50th President of Bolivia (b. 1895)
  • June 5Larry Cabrelli, American football player and assistant coach Philadelphia Eagles (b. 1917)
  • June 7Abdul Rahman Hashim, Malaysian Inspector-General of Police (b. 1925)
  • June 9
    • Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1890)
    • Katharine Cornell, Berlin-born, American stage actress, writer, theatre owner, and producer (b. 1893)
  • June 10Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1900)
  • June 11
    • Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (b. 1898)
    • Eurico Gaspar Dutra, Brazilian marshal and 16th President of Brazil (b. 1883)
  • June 12André Marie, French Radical politician (b. 1897)
  • June 14Knud Jeppesen, Danish musicologist, composer, and songwriter (b. 1892)
  • June 15Kevin Gately, English mathematics student at University of Warwick involved in the Red Lion Square disorders (b. 1953)
  • June 16Mauritz Hugo, Swedish-born, American film and television actor (b. 1909)
  • June 17Austin Gunsel, 3rd commissioner of the National Football League (b. 1909)
  • June 18Georgy Zhukov, Soviet general (World War II) (b. 1896)
  • June 21Katsutaro Kouta, Japanese female geisha and ryūkōka singer (b. 1904)
  • June 22Darius Milhaud, French composer (b. 1892)
  • June 23Calvin B. Hoover, noted U. S. economist and professor (b. 1897)
  • June 24József Juhász, Hungarian stage and film actor (b. 1908)
  • June 25Cornelius Lanczos, Hungarian mathematician and physicist (b. 1893)
  • June 26Ernest Gruening, American journalist, Governor of Alaska Territory from 1939 to 1953, and United States Senator from 1959 to 1969 (b. 1887)
  • June 27Fred DeStefano, American football player and physician; who won the National Football League title with the Chicago Cardinals of 1925 (b. 1900)
  • June 28
    • Vannevar Bush, American engineer, inventor and science administrator (b. 1890)
    • Frank Sutton, American actor (b. 1923)
  • June 30Alberta Williams King, American civil rights champion, wife of Martin Luther King, Sr., and mother of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Shot) (b. 1904)

July

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Juan Domingo Perón

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James Chadwick

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Erich Kästner

  • July 1Juan Domingo Perón, President of Argentina (b. 1895)
  • July 2
    • Sonia Holm, English actress (b. 1920)
    • Edith L. Sharp, Canadian writer (b. 1911)
  • July 4Georgette Heyer, British writer (b. 1902)
  • July 6Joseph Baldacchino, Maltese archaeologist (b. 1894)
  • July 7
    • Leon Shamroy, American Academy Award-winning cinematographer (b. 1901)
    • Cornelius Vanderbilt IV, American publisher and member of the Vanderbilt Family (b. 1898)
  • July 8Margaret Furse, English Academy Award-winning costume designer for Anne of the Thousand Days (b. 1911)
  • July 9Earl Warren, Governor of California and Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court (b. 1891)
  • July 10Nancy Wickwire, American soap opera actress (b. 1925)
  • July 11Pär Lagerkvist, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
  • July 12Sonja Ludvigsen, Norwegian politician (b. 1928)
  • July 13Patrick Blackett, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
  • July 14
    • Dame Sibyl Hathaway, Seigneur of Sark (b. 1884)
    • Carl Andrew Spaatz, American general (b. 1891)
  • July 15
    • William Albrecht, Chairman of the Department of Soils at the University of Missouri (b. 1888)
    • Christine Chubbuck, American TV personality (b. 1944)
    • Victor Negus, British surgeon (b. 1887)
  • July 16Oduvaldo Vianna Filho, Brazilian playwright (b. 1936)
  • July 17Dizzy Dean, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1910)
  • July 19Joe Flynn, American actor (b. 1924)
  • July 20Charles Rudolph d'Olive, American World War I ace (b. 1896)
  • July 22Wayne Morse, American lawyer, politician, and United States Senator from Oregon (1945–1969) (b. 1900)
  • July 23Peter Lei, Bishop of Hong Kong (b. 1922)
  • July 24 – Sir James Chadwick, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1891)
  • July 25Robert Hanbidge, Canadian lawyer, {municipal, provincial, & federal} politician; including the Mayor of Kerrobert, and 12th Lieutenant-Governor of Saskatchewan (b. 1891)
  • July 27
    • Lightnin' Slim, American blues musician (b. 1913)
    • Joop Pelser, Dutch footballer (b. 1892)
  • July 28Truman Bradley, American radio actor (b. 1905)
  • July 29
    • "Mama Cass" Elliot, American vocalist (b. 1941)
    • Erich Kästner, German author (b. 1899)
  • July 30Lev Knipper, Russian composer (b. 1898)

August

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Charles Lindbergh

  • August 2Cyril Smith, English virtuoso concert pianist (b. 1909)
  • August 3
    • Edna Murphy, American actress of the silent era (b. 1899)
    • Almira Sessions, American character actress (b. 1888)
  • August 4Józef Kondrat, Polish stage and film actor (b. 1902)
  • August 5Friedrich F. Tippmann, Hungarian entomologist (b. 1894)
  • August 6Gunboat Smith, Irish-American boxer and referee (b. 1887)
  • August 7Rosario Castellanos, Méxican poet and author (b. 1925)
  • August 8Baldur von Schirach, Nazi German Hitler Youth leader (b. 1907)
  • August 11
    • José Falcón, Portuguese matador (gored to death by bull) (b. 1944)
    • Jan Tschichold, German-born typographer (b. 1902)
  • August 14Romuald Bourque, French-Canadian politician from Québec (b. 1889)
  • August 15Edmund Cobb, American actor whose career spanner nearly 55 years (b. 1892)
  • August 17Aldo Palazzeschi, Italian novelist, poet, journalist and essayist (b. 1885)
  • August 18J. C. Winslow, English missionary to India for Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (b. 1882)
  • August 19Rodger Davies, American diplomat (assassinated) (b. 1921)
  • August 20Magda Sonja, Austrian actress (b. 1886)
  • August 21Buford Pusser, American Sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee (b. 1937)
  • August 22Jacob Bronowski, Polish-Jewish British mathematician, biologist and science historian (b. 1908)
  • August 23Roberto Assagioli, Italian psychiatrist and pioneer (b. 1888)
  • August 24Alexander P. de Seversky, Russian-American aviation pioneer and inventor (b. 1894)
  • August 26Charles Lindbergh, American aviator (Spirit of St. Louis) (b. 1902)
  • August 27Otto Strasser, Nazi German politician (b. 1897)
  • August 28Aleksandar Sekulović, Montenegrin cinematographer (b. 1918)
  • August 29
    • Judith Furse, English actress (b. 1912)
    • Fred W. Preller, American, New York-based politician (b. 1902)
  • August 30Kenneth Anderson, Indian-born British writer and hunter (b. 1910)
  • August 31Gianna Manzini, Italian writer (b. 1896)

September

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Mary Broadfoot Walker

  • September 1Mary Broadfoot Walker, British physician (b. 1888)
  • September 2Walter Strenge, American cinematographer (b. 1898)
  • September 3Harry Partch, American composer (b. 1901)
  • September 4
    • Creighton Williams Abrams, American general (b. 1914)
    • Marcel Achard, French playwright and scriptwriter (b. 1899)
  • September 6
    • Olga Baclanova, Russian stage and screen actress, operatic singer, and ballerina (b. c. 1893)
    • Otto Kruger, American actor of German descent (b. 1885)
  • September 7Juan Antonio Ipiña, Spanish football manager (b. 1912)
  • September 8
  • September 10Melchior Wańkowicz, Polish army officer, writer, journalist, and publisher (b. 1892)
  • September 11Robert Nodar, Jr., American Republican politician from New York and its member of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1916)
  • September 12Craig Woods, American actor (b. 1918)
  • September 15René Capistrán Garza, Méxican Association of Catholic Youth leader, lawyer, screenwriter, and film critic (b. 1898)
  • September 16Phog Allen, American basketball and baseball player (b. 1885)
  • September 17Claudia Morgan, American actress, The Edge of Night in the 1950s (b. 1912)
  • September 18Edna Best, English actress (b. 1900)
  • September 19
    • Tránsito Cocomarola, Argentine musician and folklorist (b. 1918)
    • Zack Taylor, American baseball player and manager (b. 1898)
  • September 20Fray José de Guadalupe Mojica, Mexican Franciscan friar; former tenor and film actor (b. 1896)
  • September 21Walter Brennan, American actor; 3-time Best Supporting Academy Award-winning actor (1936, 1938, & 1940) (b. 1894)
  • September 22
    • Winfried Otto Schumann, German physicist (b. 1888)
    • George Spahn, American rancher connected to the Manson family (b. 1889)
  • September 23Cliff Arquette, American comedian who created the character Charlie Weaver (b. 1905)
  • September 26Jean Gale, American vaudeville performer (b. 1912)
  • September 27
    • Silvio Frondizi, Argentine intellectual and lawyer (b. 1907)
    • James R. Webb, American soldier and screenwriter who won the 1963 Academy Award for How the West Was Won (film) (b. 1909)
  • September 28Arnold Fanck, German film director who pioneered in the mountain film genre (b. 1889)

October

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Ed Sullivan

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Elie Lescot

  • October 1
    • Frederick Moosbrugger, American admiral (b. 1900)
    • Stephen Latchford, American diplomat and aviation expert (b. 1883)
  • October 2Vasily Shukshin, Soviet/Russian actor, writer, screenwriter, and director from the Altai region (b. 1929)
  • October 3Bessie Louise Pierce, American historian (b. 1888)
  • October 4
    • Robert Lee Moore, American mathematician (b. 1882)
    • Anne Sexton, American poet and writer (b. 1928)
  • October 5Virgil Miller, American cinematographer (b. 1886)
  • October 6V. K. Krishna Menon, Indian statesman, diplomat, and nationalist (b. 1896)
  • October 7Henry J. Cadbury, American biblical scholar and Quaker (b. 1883)
  • October 8Harry Carney, American jazz musician (b. 1910)
  • October 9
    • Theodore Foley, American Catholic priest (b. 1913)
    • Oskar Schindler, Sudetgerman businessman (b. 1908)
  • October 10Werner Heyking, Danish actor, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) (b. 1913)
  • October 11Frank Kowalski, American soldier United States Army and United States Representatives from Connecticut (b. 1907)
  • October 13
    • Sam Rice, American baseball player (Washington Senators) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1890)
    • Ed Sullivan, American television host (b. 1901)
  • October 14Sattar Bahlulzade, Azerbaijani landscape painter (b. 1909)
  • October 16Vlasta Dekanova, Czechoslovakian artistic gymnast (b. 1909)
  • October 17Tomotaka Tasaka, Japanese film director (b. 1902)
  • October 18Anders Lange, Norwegian politician (b. 1902)
  • October 19
    • Farrukh Ahmad, Bangladeshi poet and writer (b. 1918)
    • Nur Ali Elahi, Iranian jurist, musician, and spiritual thinker (b. 1895)
  • October 20Élie Lescot, former President of Haiti (b. 1883)
  • October 21Donald Goines, American witer of urban fiction (b. 1936)
  • October 23Melchior Lengyel, Hungarian writer, dramatist, and film screenwriter (b. 1880)
  • October 24David Oistrakh, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1908)
  • October 25Fahrettin Altay, Ottoman military officer (b. 1880)
  • October 26Bidia Dandaron, Buryat Buddhist practitioner in the USSR (b. 1914)
  • October 27
    • Paul Frankeur, French actor (b. 1905)
    • C. P. Ramanujam, Indian mathematician (b. 1938)
  • October 30Begum Akhtar, Indian singer (b. 1914)
  • October 31Mikheil Chiaureli, Soviet Georgian filmmaker (b. 1894)

November

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U Thant

  • November 1Ralf Harolde, American character actor (b, 1899)
  • November 2
    • Richard Kroner, German neo-Hegelian philosopher (b. 1884)
    • Farid-ud-Din Qadri, Pakistani Islamic scholar (b. c. 1918)
  • November 3Mamá Tingó, Dominican activist (b. 1921)
  • November 4Harry Fritz, American baseball player Chicago Whales (b. 1890)
  • November 5
    • Marguerite Namara, American lyric soprano (b. 1888)
    • Stafford Repp, American actor noted for his work on the Batman (TV Series) (b. 1918)
  • November 7Eric Linklater, British author (b. 1899)
  • November 8Ivory Joe Hunter, American rhythm & blues singer, songwriter, and pianist (b. 1914)
  • November 9Egon Wellesz, British composer, teacher and musicologist (b. 1885)
  • November 10Jasper Goodwill, American municipal politician, Mayor of Minden, Louisiana (b. 1889)
  • November 13
    • Vittorio De Sica, Italian actor and film director (b. 1901)
    • Karen Silkwood, American chemical technician and labour union activist (b. 1946)
  • November 14Johnny Mack Brown, American football star and actor (b. 1904)
  • November 15Konstantin Shayne, Russian-born, American actor (b. 1888)
  • November 16Walther Meissner, German technical physicist (b. 1882)
  • November 17Erskine Hamilton Childers, 4th President of Ireland (b. 1905)
  • November 18Gösta Lilliehöök, Swedish pentathlete and 1912 Olympic Games champion (b. 1884)
  • November 19Alessandro Momo, Italian actor (b. 1956)
  • November 21Frank Martin, Swiss composer (b. 1890)
  • November 23
    • Cornelius Ryan, Irish-American writer (b. 1920)
    • Massacre of the Sixty in Ethiopia of government and military officials.
      • Abiye Abebe, politician and army officer (b. 1918)
      • Aklilu Habte-Wold, politician and Prime Minister of Ethiopia (b. 1912)
      • Aman Andom, army officer and Chairman of the Derg (b. 1924)
      • Asrate Medhin Kassa, aristocrat and army officer (b. 1922)
      • Endelkachew Makonnen, politician and Prime Minister of Ethiopia (b. 1927)
  • November 25
    • Nick Drake, British musician (b. 1948)
    • U Thant, Burmese diplomat and Secretary-General of the United Nations (b. 1909)
  • November 27T. A. Madhuram, Tamil stage & film actress and film producer (b. 1918)
  • November 28Konstantin Melnikov, Soviet architect (b. 1890)
  • November 29
    • James J. Braddock, American boxer (b. 1905)
    • Peng Dehuai, Chinese leader (b. 1898)

December

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Richard Long

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Zachary Cope

  • December 2
    • Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté, Russian-born, Canadian composer, virtuoso pianist, & violinist (b. 1899)
    • Max Weber, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1897)
  • December 3Hans Leibelt, German film actor (b. 1885)
  • December 4Lee Kinsolving, American actor (b. 1938)
  • December 5
    • Pietro Germi, Italian film director (b. 1914)
    • Zaharia Stancu, Romanian prose writer (b. 1902)
  • December 6
    • Frederik Jacobus Johannes Buytendijk, Dutch anthropologist, biologist and psychologist (b. 1887)
    • Nikolay Gerasimovich Kuznetsov, Soviet admiral (b. 1904)
    • Luigi Salvatorelli, Italian historian and publicist (b. 1886)
  • December 7Ariyavangsagatayana, 17th Supreme Patriarch of Thailand, Member of the Chetupon Temple (b. 1896)
  • December 8Nadia Benois, Russian painter and stage designer; also the mother of English actor Peter Ustinov (b. 1896)
  • December 9
    • Hans Traut, German General-Lieutenant in the Nazi Wehrmacht in World War II (b. 1895)
    • Ludwig Weber, Austrian bass (b. 1899)
  • December 10Paul Richards, American actor, Beneath the Planet of the Apes (b. 1924)
  • December 11Reed Hadley, American radio, television, & film actor (b. 1911)
  • December 12Booker McDaniels, American baseball pitcher in the Negro Leagues with (Kansas City Monarchs) (b. 1913)
  • December 13John G. Bennett, British mathematician (b. 1897)
  • December 14Walter Lippmann, American writer and journalist (b. 1889)
  • December 15Anatole Litvak, Ukrainian-born film director (b. 1902)
  • December 16Kostas Varnalis, Greek poet (b. 1884)
  • December 17Bing Slamet, Indonesian singer, songwriter, comedian and actor (b. 1927)
  • December 18Harry Hooper, American baseball player (Boston Red Sox) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1887)
  • December 19
    • Bernd von Brauchitsch, German air force officer (b. 1911)
    • Catrano Catrani, Italian-Argentine director & producer (b. 1910)
  • December 20André Jolivet, French composer (b. 1905)
  • December 21Richard Long, American actor (b. 1927)
  • December 22Gordon Purdy, Canadian Liberal politician (b. 1888)
  • December 23Jules Rykovich, Croatian-born, American football player (b. 1923)
  • December 24Sentarō Ōmori, Japanese admiral (b. 1892)
  • December 25Gorman Kennedy, Canadian executive and general manager of the Montréal Alouettes from (1957 to 1959) (b. c. 1907 or 1908)
  • December 26
    • Jack Benny, American comedian (b. 1894)
    • Frank Hussey, American Olympic athlete (b. 1905)
  • December 27
    • Bob Custer, American film actor (b. 1898)
    • Vladimir Fock, Soviet physicist (b. 1898)
    • Ned Maddrell, last surviving native speaker of the Manx language (b. 1877)
  • December 28Zachary Cope, English physician and surgeon (b. 1881)
  • December 29William Charles Fuller, Welsh soldier and recipient of the Victoria Cross (b. 1884
  • December 30
    • George Howard Earle III, American politician and diplomat; served as Governor of Pennsylvania from 1935–1939 (b. 1890)
    • Sid Terris, American boxer (b. 1904)
  • December 31
    • Dogen Handa, Japanese professional Go player (b. 1914)
    • Robert Pache, Swiss footballer (b. 1897)

Nobel Prizes

  • Physics – Sir Martin Ryle, Antony Hewish
  • ChemistryPaul J. Flory
  • MedicineAlbert Claude, Christian de Duve, George E. Palade
  • LiteratureEyvind Johnson, Harry Martinson
  • PeaceSeán MacBride, Eisaku Satō
  • EconomicsGunnar Myrdal, Friedrich Hayek

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