1963 ( was a MCMLXIII) common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1963rd year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 963rd year of the Anno Domini 2nd millennium, the 63rd year of the 20th century, and the 4th year of the 1960s decade. Events [edit ] January [edit ]
January 1963 January 2 – Vietnam War: The Viet Cong win their first major victory in the Battle of Ap Bac. January 8 – Leonardo da Vinci's is exhibited in the Mona Lisa United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.. January 14 George C. Wallace becomes governor of Alabama. In his inaugural speech, he defiantly proclaims "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever!" [1 ] [2 ] The steam locomotive (British Railways No. 60103) makes its last scheduled run, before going into the hands of Flying Scotsman Alan Pegler for preservation. January 18 – Due to severe winter conditions the twelfth skating tour in the elfstedentocht Netherlands turns into an almost total disaster. Of the 9,294 participants only 69 manage to finish, making this the heaviest elfstedentocht ever held. January 22 – France and West Germany sign the Élysée Treaty. January 26 – The Australia Day shootings rock Perth, Western Australia; 2 people are shot dead and 3 others injured by Eric Edgar Cooke. January 28 – African-American student Harvey Gantt enters Clemson University in South Carolina, the last U.S. state to hold out against racial integration. January 29 – French President Charles de Gaulle vetoes the United Kingdom's entry into the European Economic Community. February [edit ]
February 1963 February 5 – The European Court of Justice's ruling in establishes the principle of Van Gend en Loos v Nederlandse Administratie der Belastingen direct effect, one of the basic tenets of European Union law. February 8 – Travel, financial and commercial transactions by United States citizens to Cuba are made illegal by the John F. Kennedy Administration. February 10 – Five Japanese cities located on the northernmost part of Kyūshū are merged and become the city of Kitakyūshū, with a population of more than 1 million. February 11 February 12 – Northwest Orient Airlines Flight 705 crashes in the Florida Everglades, killing all 43 aboard. February 14 – Harold Wilson becomes leader of the opposition Labour Party in the United Kingdom, and could be within 18 months of becoming prime minister with a general election due in that time. [3 ] February 19 – The publication of Betty Friedan's launches the reawakening of the The Feminine Mystique Women's Movement in the United States as women's organizations and consciousness raising groups spread. February 21 – An earthquake destroys the village of Barca, Libya, killing 900. February 27 February 28 – Dorothy Schiff resigns from the New York Newspaper Publisher's Association, feeling that the city needs at least one paper as New York's 83-day newspayer strike ensued. Her paper, the , resumes publication on March 4. New York Post March [edit ] March 4 – In Paris, six people are sentenced to death for conspiring to assassinate President Charles de Gaulle. De Gaulle pardons five, but the other conspirator, Jean Bastien-Thiry, is executed by firing squad several days later. March 5 – In Camden, Tennessee, country music superstar Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley) is killed in a plane crash along with fellow performers Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas and Cline's manager and pilot Randy Hughes, while returning from a benefit performance in Kansas City, Kansas, for country radio disc jockey "Cactus" Jack Call. March 17 – Mount Agung erupts on Bali, killing approximately 1,500. March 18 – : The Gideon v. Wainwright Supreme Court of the United States rules that state courts are required to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants who cannot afford to pay their own attorneys. March 21 – The Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay closes; the last 27 prisoners are transferred elsewhere at the order of United States Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. March 22 – The Beatles release their first album in the United Kingdom. Please Please Me March 23 – Dansevise by Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann (music by Otto Francker, text by Sejr Volmer-Sørensen) wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1963 for Denmark. March 27
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April [edit ] April 1 – The longrunning soap opera debuts on General Hospital ABC Television in the United States. April 3 – Southern Christian Leadership Conference volunteers kick off the Birmingham campaign ( Birmingham, Alabama) against racial segregation in the United States with a sit-in. April 7 – Yugoslavia is proclaimed to be a socialist republic, and Josip Broz Tito is named President for Life. April 8 – The 35th Academy Awards ceremony is held. wins Lawrence of Arabia Best Picture. April 9 – British statesman Sir Winston Churchill becomes an honorary citizen of the United States. April 10 – The U.S. nuclear submarine sinks 220 mi (190 nmi; 350 km) east of Thresher Cape Cod; all 129 aboard (112 crewmen plus yard personnel) die. April 12 Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Abernathy, Fred Shuttlesworth and others are arrested in a Birmingham, Alabama protest for "parading without a permit". The Soviet nuclear powered submarine collides with the Finnish merchant vessel M/S K-33 Finnclipper in the Danish Straits. Although severely damaged, both vessels make it to port. April 14 – The Institute of Mental Health (Belgrade) is established. April 15 – 70,000 marchers arrive in London from Aldermaston, to demonstrate against nuclear weapons. April 16 – Martin Luther King, Jr. issues his . Letter from Birmingham Jail April 20 – In Quebec, Canada, members of the terrorist group Front de libération du Québec bomb a Canadian Army recruitment center, killing night watchman Wilfred V. O'Neill. April 21– April 23 – The first election of the Supreme Institution of the Bahá'í Faith (known as the Universal House of Justice, whose seat is at the Bahá'í World Centre on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel) is held. April 22 – Lester Bowles Pearson becomes the 14th Prime Minister of Canada. April 28 – A general election is held in Italy. April 29 – Buddy Rogers becomes the first WWWF Champion. May [edit ] May 1 – The Coca-Cola Company introduces its first diet drink, Tab cola. May 2 May 4 – The Le Monde Theater fire in Dioirbel, Senegal kills 64. May 8 May 12 – The Shanty is established in New Castle, Indiana, May 13 – A smallpox outbreak hits Stockholm, Sweden, lasting until July. May 14 – Kuwait becomes the 111th member of the United Nations. May 15 – Project Mercury: NASA launches Gordon Cooper on Mercury-Atlas 9, the last mission (on June 12 NASA Administrator James E. Webb tells Congress the program is complete). May 23 – Fidel Castro visits the Soviet Union. May 25 – The Organisation of African Unity is established in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. May 27 – is singer-songwriter The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan Bob Dylan's second studio album, and most influential, opening with the song " Blowin' in the Wind", released by Columbia Records. June [edit ] June 3 – Huế chemical attacks: The Army of the Republic of Vietnam rains liquid chemicals on the heads of Buddhist protestors, injuring 67 people. The United States threatens to cut off aid to the regime of Ngô Đình Diệm. June 4 – President John F. Kennedy signs Executive Order 11110, authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to issue silver certificates. June 5 – The first annual National Hockey League Entry Draft is held in Montreal, Quebec. June 10 – President John F. Kennedy delivers his American University speech, "A Strategy of Peace", in Washington, D.C. June 10 – The University of Central Florida is established by the Florida legislature. June 11 June 12 June 13 June 15 The AC Cobra makes its first appearance at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It would go on to win its class the following year. June 16 – carries Soviet cosmonaut Vostok 6 Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman into space. June 17 – : The Abington School District v. Schempp U.S. Supreme Court rules that state-mandated Bible reading in public schools is unconstitutional. June 19 – Valentina Tereshkova the first woman in space, returns to Earth. June 20 Establishment of the Moscow–Washington hotline (officially, the Direct Communications Link or DCL; unofficially, the "red telephone"; and in fact a teleprinter link) is authorized by signing of a Memorandum of Understanding in Geneva by representatives of the Soviet Union and the United States. [5 ] [6 ] Swedish Air Force Colonel Stig Wennerström is arrested as a spy for the Soviet Union. June 21 – Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds Pope John XXIII as the 262nd pope. June 26 – John F. Kennedy gives his " Ich bin ein Berliner" speech in West Berlin, East Germany. July [edit ] August [edit ]
August 1963 August 5 – The United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union sign the Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. August 8 – The Great Train Robbery takes place in Buckinghamshire, England. August 15 – Trois Glorieuses: President Fulbert Youlou is overthrown in the Republic of Congo after a three-day uprising in the capital, Brazzaville. August 18 – American civil rights movement: James Meredith becomes the first black person to graduate from the University of Mississippi. August 21 – Xá Lợi Pagoda raids: The Army of the Republic of Vietnam Special Forces loyal to Ngo Dinh Nhu, brother of President Ngo Dinh Diem, vandalise Buddhist pagodas across South Vietnam, arresting thousands and leaving an estimated hundreds dead. In the wake of the raids, the Kennedy administration by Cable 243 orders the United States Embassy, Saigon to explore alternative leadership in the country, opening the way towards a coup against Diem. August 22 – American test pilot Joe Walker again achieves a sub-orbital spaceflight according to international standards, this time by piloting the X-15 to an altutude of 67.0 miles (107.8 kilometers). August 28 – Martin Luther King, Jr. delivers his speech on the steps of the I Have A Dream Lincoln Memorial to an audience of at least 250,000, during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. September [edit ]
September 1963 October [edit ]
October 1963 October 1 October 2 – Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitcher Sandy Koufax sets a World Series record by striking out 15 New York Yankees in a 5-2 victory in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium. The Dodgers sweep the series in four straight, with Koufax defeating the Yankees 2-1 in Game 4 at Dodger Stadium. October 3 – 1963 Honduran coup d'état: A violent coup in Honduras pre-empts the October 13 election, ends a period of reform under President Ramón Villeda Morales and begins two decades of military rule under General Oswaldo López Arellano. October 4 – Hurricane Flora, one of the worst Atlantic storms in history, hits Hispaniola and Cuba, killing nearly 7,000 people. October 8 – Sam Cooke and his band are arrested after trying to register at a "whites only" motel in Louisiana. In the months following, he records the song " A Change Is Gonna Come". October 9 – In northeast Italy, over 2,000 people are killed when a large landslide behind the Vajont Dam causes a giant wave of water to overtop it. October 10 October 14 – A revolution starts in Radfan, South Yemen, against British colonial rule. October 16 – The thousandth day of John F. Kennedy's presidency. October 19 – Alec Douglas-Home succeeds Harold Macmillan as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. October 28 – Demolition of the 1910 Pennsylvania Station begins in New York City, continuing until 1966. October 30 – The car manufacturing firm Lamborghini is founded in Italy. October 31 – 74 die in a gas explosion during a Holiday on Ice show at the Indiana State Fair Coliseum in Indianapolis. November [edit ]
November 1963 November 22 Assassination of John F. Kennedy: In a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, President of the United States John F. Kennedy is shot by Lee Harvey Oswald
This article's factual accuracy is . disputed (April 2014) Governor of Texas John B. Connally is seriously wounded. A few hours later Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President aboard Air Force One, as Kennedy's body is flown back to Washington, D.C. All television coverage for the next 4 days is devoted to the assassination and its aftermath, the November 24 procession of the horsedrawn casket to the United States Capitol rotunda, and the funeral. Stores and businesses shut down for the entire weekend and Monday, in tribute. Phil Spector's is released. A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector The Beatles' second U.K. album, , is released. With the Beatles November 23 November 24 Lee Harvey Oswald, assassin of John F. Kennedy, is shot dead by Jack Ruby in Dallas, an event seen on live national television. Later that night, a hastily arranged program, A Tribute to John F. Kennedy from the Arts, featuring actors, opera singers, and noted writers, all performing dramatic readings and/or music, is telecast on ABC-TV. Vietnam War: New U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson confirms that the United States intends to continue supporting South Vietnam militarily and economically. November 25 – State funeral of John F. Kennedy: President Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Schools around the nation cancel classes that day; millions watch the funeral on live international television. November 29 December [edit ]
December 1963 December 3 – The Warren Commission begins its investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy. December 4 – The second period of the Second Vatican Council closes. December 5 – The Seliger Forschungs-und-Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH demonstrates rockets for military use to military representatives of non-NATO-countries near Cuxhaven. Although these rockets land via parachute at the end of their flight and no allied laws are violated, the Soviet Union protests this action. December 7 – Tony Verna, a CBS-TV director, debuts an improved version of instant replay during his direction of a live televised sporting event, the Army–Navy Game of college football played in Philadelphia. This instance is notable as it was the first instant replay system to use videotape instead of film. December 8 December 10 In the United States, the X-20 Dyna-Soar spaceplane program is cancelled. Chuck Yeager narrowly escapes death while testing an NF-104A rocket-augmented aerospace trainer when his aircraft goes out of control at 108,700 feet (nearly 21 miles up) and crashes. He parachutes to safety at 8,500 feet after vainly battling to gain control of the powerless, rapidly falling craft. In this incident he becomes the first pilot to make an emergency ejection in the full pressure suit needed for high altitude flights. December 12 – Kenya gains independence from the United Kingdom, with Jomo Kenyatta as prime minister. December 19 – Zanzibar gains independence from the United Kingdom, as a constitutional monarchy under Sultan Jamshid bin Abdullah. December 21 – Cyprus Emergency: Inter-communal fighting erupts between Greek and Turkish Cypriots. December 22 – The cruise ship burns 180 miles (290 km) north of Lakonia Madeira, with the loss of 128 lives. December 25 December 26 – The Beatles' " I Want to Hold Your Hand" and " I Saw Her Standing There" are released in the United States, marking the beginning of Beatlemania on an international level. Date unknown [edit ] Births [edit ] January [edit ] January 2 January 4 – Till Lindemann, German singer ( Rammstein) January 6 – Tony Halme, Finnish boxer and politician (d. 2010) January 13 – Jiang Wen, Chinese actor January 14 – Steven Soderbergh, American film director January 16 – James May, English motoring journalist and television show host January 18 – Ian Crook, English footballer January 17 – Kai Hansen, German power metal guitarist and singer January 20 – Firebreaker Chip, American professional wrestler January 21 January 23 – Gail O'Grady, American actress January 24 – Arnold Vanderlyde, Dutch boxer January 26 January 29 – Octave Octavian Teodorescu, Romanian composer, vanguard rock musician, multi-instrumentist January 30 February [edit ] February 2 – Eva Cassidy, American vocalist (d. 1996) February 3 – Gretel Killeen, Australian journalist February 4 – Pirmin Zurbriggen, Swiss alpine skier February 10 – Smiley Culture, British reggae singer (d. 2011) February 11 – Diane Franklin, American actress February 14 – D'wayne Wiggins, African-American singer-songwriter and record producer ( Tony! Toni! Toné!) February 17 – Michael Jordan, African-American basketball player February 18 – Rob Andrew, English rugby union player February 19 – Seal, English singer February 20 – Charles Barkley, African-American basketball player February 21 – William Baldwin, American actor February 22 February 23 – Bobby Bonilla, American baseball player February 26 – Chase Masterson, American actress and singer March [edit ] March 1 – Russell Wong, American actor March 2 – Tuff Hedeman, American PRCA World Champion Bull Rider March 3 – Martín Fiz, Spanish long-distance runner March 4 March 5 – Joel Osteen, American televangelist and son of John Osteen March 6 – Gary L. Stevens, American jockey March 7 – Kim Ung-yong, Korean child prodigy March 12 – Joaquim Cruz, Brazilian runner March 13 – Fito Páez, Argentine musician March 14 – Bruce Reid, Australian cricketer March 15 – Bret Michaels, American rock singer ( Poison) March 17 – Alex Fong, Hong Kong actor March 18 March 19 – Mary Scheer, American actress and comedian March 20 March 21 – Ronald Koeman, Dutch football player and manager March 22 – Susan Ann Sulley, British musician March 23 – Jose Miguel Gonzalez Martin del Campo, Spanish football player March 26 – Natsuhiko Kyogoku, Japanese writer March 27 March 28 – Chieko Honda, Japanese voice actress (d. 2013) April [edit ] April 3 April 4 April 6 – Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador April 8 – Julian Lennon, British musician, son of John Lennon April 9 – Joe Scarborough, American newscaster April 10 April 11 – Chris Ferguson, American poker player April 12 – Michael English, American Christian musician April 13 – Garry Kasparov, Russian chess player April 16 – Jimmy Osmond, American singer April 17 – Joel Murray, American actor April 18 April 19 – Valerie Plame, former United States CIA Operations officer April 21 April 24 – Tõnu Trubetsky, Estonian rock musician ( Vennaskond) April 26 Jet Li, Chinese martial artist and actor Colin Scotts, Australian-born American football player April 27 April 29 – Mike Babcock, Canadian ice hockey coach April 30 – Michael Waltrip, American race car driver May [edit ] May 1 – Benjamin LaGuer, American prisoner proclaiming innocence for more than two decades May 2 – Ray Traylor, American professional wrestler ("Big Bossman") (d. 2004) May 5 – James LaBrie, Canadian vocalist ( Dream Theater) May 9 – Gary Daniels, British martial artist and actor May 10 – A. Raja, Indian politician May 11 – Natasha Richardson, English actress (d. 2009) May 12 – Jerry Trimble, American actor and martial artist May 16 May 23 – Wally Dallenbach Jr., American race car driver and announcer May 24 May 25 May 26 – Clive Cowdery, English insurance entrepreneur May 29 – Lisa Whelchel, American actress, singer and writer May 31 – Wesley Willis, American outsider musician (d. 2003) June [edit ] June 5 – Joe Rudán, Hungarian heavy metal singer June 6 – Jason Isaacs, British actor June 9 – Johnny Depp, American actor June 12 June 13 – Bettina Bunge, German tennis player June 15 – Helen Hunt, American actress June 16 – The Sandman, American professional wrestler June 17 – Greg Kinnear, American actor June 18 – Bruce Smith, American football player June 20 – Amir Derakh, American musician June 22 – Randy Couture, American mixed martial arts fighter June 23 – Colin Montgomerie, Scottish golfer June 24 June 25 June 26 – Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman, former Komsomol activist and oligarch June 29 – Anne-Sophie Mutter, German violinist June 30 – Yngwie Malmsteen, Swedish guitarist, composer, and bandleader July [edit ] August [edit ] August 1 – Coolio, African-American rapper August 2 – Laura Bennett, American fashion designer August 3 – James Hetfield, American musician ( Metallica) August 6 – Kevin Mitnick, American computer hacker August 7 August 8 August 9 – Whitney Houston, African-American singer (d. 2012) August 10 – Andrew Sullivan, British-born American blogger and political commentator August 13 – Pamela Stein, American actress and model August 15 – Valery Levaneuski, entrepreneur, politician, former political prisoner August 17 – James Whitbourn, British composer August 19 – John Stamos, American actor August 22 – Tori Amos, American singer August 23 August 24 – Hideo Kojima, Japanese video-game director August 26 August 30 August 31 September [edit ] September 1 – Carola Smit, Dutch musician September 6 – Geert Wilders, Dutch politician September 7 – Eric Wright (Eazy-E), African-American rapper (d. 1995) September 8 – Li Ning, Chinese gymnast September 9 – Markus Wasmeier, German alpine-skier September 10 – Randy Johnson, American baseball player September 11 – Joey Dedio, American actor September 12 – Norberto Barba, American cinematographer and film director September 14 – Robert Herjavec, Canadian businessman, investor, and television personality September 16 – Richard Marx, American pop/rock singer September 17 – Masahiro Chono, Japanese professional wrestler September 19 September 21 September 28 September 29 October [edit ] October 1 – Mark McGwire, American baseball player October 5 October 6 – Elisabeth Shue, American actress October 10 October 12 – Satoshi Kon, Japanese anime director (d. 2010) October 13 October 17 – Norm Macdonald, Canadian comedian October 20 – John Storgårds, Finnish conductor and violinist October 22 – Brian Boitano, American figure skater October 23 October 25 – John Levén, Swedish bassist ( Europe) October 26 – Natalie Merchant, American singer, songwriter, and musician October 27 – Feyyaz Uçar, Turkish footballer October 28 October 30 – Kristina Wagner, American actress October 31 November [edit ] November 1 November 2 November 4 – Lena Zavaroni, Scottish entertainer (d. 1999) November 7 – John Barnes, Jamaican-born English footballer November 10 – Hugh Bonneville, British actor November 11 – Kip James, American professional wrestler November 13 – Vinny Testaverde, American football player November 15 – Benny Elias, Australian rugby player November 18 – Dante Bichette, American baseball player November 19 November 21 – Nicollette Sheridan, English actress November 22 – Winsor Harmon, American actor November 23 – Troy Hurtubise, Canadian inventor November 25 December [edit ] Date unknown [edit ] Deaths [edit ] January [edit ] January 1 January 2 January 5 January 6 January 7 – Erik Lundqvist, Swedish athlete (b. 1908) January 8 January 10 – Franz Planer, European film cinematographer (b. 1894) January 13 January 14 – Gustav Regler, German Socialist novelist (b. 1898) January 16 January 18 – Edward Charles Titchmarsh, British mathematician (b. 1899) January 21 – Al St. John, American actor, heart attack (b. 1893) January 23 – Józef Gosławski, Polish sculptor and medallic artist (b. 1908) January 24 January 25 – Marion Sunshine, American actress (b. 1894) January 26 – Ole Olsen, American actor, kidney ailment (b. 1892) January 27 – Evelyn Francisco, silent film actress (b. 1904) January 28 January 29 January 30 January 31 February [edit ] February 1 February 2 – William Gaxton, star of vaudeville, film, and theatre, cancer (b. 1893) February 6 – Piero Manzoni, Italian artist, heart attack (b. 1933) February 8 – George Dolenz, American actor, heart attack (b. 1908) February 9 – Abd al-Karim Qasim, Prime minister of Iraq, shot to death (b. 1914) February 11 – Sylvia Plath, American poet and novelist, suicide (b. 1932) February 15 February 16 February 18 February 19 – Benny Moré, Cuban singer, cirrhosis (b. 1919) February 20 February 22 – Arthur Guy Empey, soldier, author, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1883) February 24 – Herbert Asbury, American journalist and writer, from a chronic lung disease (b. 1889) February 28 March [edit ] March 1 – Irish Meusel, American professional baseball player (b. 1893) March 4 – William Carlos Williams, American writer, stroke (b. 1883) March 5 March 6 – Robert E. Cornish, experimenter (b. 1903) March 7 – Joachim Holst-Jensen, Norwegian film actor (b. 1880) March 11 March 16 – Archduchess Elisabeth Marie of Austria (b. 1883) March 17 March 18 – Wanda Hawley, American actress (b. 1895) March 21 – Felice Minotti, Italian film actor (b. 1887) March 22 March 23 – Thoralf Skolem, Norwegian mathematician (b. 1887) March 25 – Felix Adler, American screenwriter, abdominal cancer (b. 1884) March 26 – Jean Bruce, French writer, car accident (b. 1921) March 27 – Harry Piel, German actor, film director, screenwriter, and film producer (b. 1892) March 28 March 29 March 31 – Harry Akst, American songwriter (b. 1894) April [edit ] April 1 – Agnes Mowinckel, Norwegian actress and stage producer (b. 1875) April 3 – Alma Richards, American Olympic gold medalist (b. 1890) April 4 April 6 April 7 – Amedeo Maiuri, Neapolitan archaeologist (b. 1886)) April 9 April 11 – Nando Bruno, Italian film actor (b. 1895) April 12 April 14 April 15 – Edward Hearn, American actor (b. 1888) April 23 April 24 – Leonid Lukov, Soviet film director and screenwriter (b. 1909) April 25 – Christopher Hassall, English actor, dramatist, librettist, lyricist, and poet, heart attack (b. 1912) April 26 – Roland Pertwee, English playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor (b. 1885) April 27 – Kenneth Macgowan, American film producer (b. 1888) April 30 May [edit ] May 1 – Lope K. Santos, Filipino writer, Father of Philippine National Language and Grammar (b. 1879) May 2 – Van Wyck Brooks, American literary critic and writer (b. 1886) May 6 – Monty Woolley, American actor (b. 1888) May 7 May 11 – Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888) May 12 May 18 – Ernie Davis, American football player, first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy (b. 1939) May 24 – Elmore James, American blues guitarist (b. 1918) May 25 – Mehdi Frashëri, Albanian politician, former Prime Minister (b. 1872) May 31 – Edith Hamilton, German-born author (b. 1867) June [edit ] July [edit ] August [edit ] August 1 – Theodore Roethke, American poet (b. 1908) August 2 – Oliver La Farge, American writer (b. 1901) August 4 – Tom Keene, American actor (b. 1896) August 9 – Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, American infant son of President and Mrs. Kennedy August 10 August 11 – Clem Bevans, American actor (b. 1879) August 17 – Richard Barthelmess, American actor (b. 1895) August 18 – Clifford Odets, American playwright (b. 1906) August 20 – Joan Voûte, Dutch astronomer (b. 1879) August 22 – William Morris, 1st Viscount Nuffield, British businessman and a philanthropist (b. 1877) August 23 – Larry Keating, American actor (b. 1896) August 24 – James Kirkwood, Sr., American film director (b. 1875) August 27 August 30 – Guy Burgess, British spy, one of the Cambridge Five (b. 1911) August 31 – Georges Braque, French painter (b. 1882) September [edit ] October [edit ] November [edit ] December [edit ] Nobel Prizes [edit ] References [edit ] ^ "Timeline of George Wallace's Life, 1952–1972". 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