This article is about the year 1967.
1967 ( was a MCMLXVII) common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, the 1967th year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 967th year of the Anno Domini 2nd millennium, the 67th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1960s decade.. Events [edit ] January [edit ] February [edit ] February 2 – The American Basketball Association is formed. February 3 – Ronald Ryan becomes the last man hanged in Australia, for murdering a guard while escaping from prison in December 1965. February 4 – The Soviet Union protests the demonstrations before its embassy in Beijing. February 5 February 6 – Alexei Kosygin arrives in the UK for an 8-day visit. He meets The Queen on February 9. February 7 The Chinese government announces that it can no longer guarantee the safety of Soviet diplomats outside the Soviet Embassy building. Serious bushfires in southern Tasmania claim 62 lives, and destroys 2,642.7 square kilometres (653,025.4 acres) of land. Mazenod College, Victoria opens in Australia. February 10 – The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution (presidential succession and disability) is ratified. February 11 – Burgess Ice Rise, lying off the west coast of Alexander Island, Antarctica is first mapped by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). February 13 – American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain. [1 ] February 14 – is recorded by Respect Aretha Franklin (to be released in April). February 15 – The Soviet Union announces that it has sent troops near the Chinese border. February 18 – New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison claims he will solve the John F. Kennedy assassination, and that a conspiracy was planned in New Orleans. February 22 February 23 February 24 – Moscow forbids its satellite states to form diplomatic relations with West Germany. February 25 The Chinese government announces that it has ordered the army to help in the spring seeding. Britain's second Polaris missile submarine, HMS , is launched. Renown February 26 – A Soviet nuclear test is conducted at the Semipalatinsk Test Site, Eastern Kazakhstan. February 27 – The Dutch government supports British EEC membership. March [edit ] April [edit ] April 2 – A United Nations delegation arrives in Aden due to approaching independence. They leave April 7, accusing British authorities of lack of cooperation. The British say the delegation did not contact them. April 4 – Martin Luther King, Jr. denounces the Vietnam War during a religious service in New York City. April 6 – Georges Pompidou begins to form the next French government. April 7 – Six-Day War (approach): Israeli fighters shoot down 7 Syrian MIG-21s. April 8 – Puppet On A String by Sandie Shaw (music and text by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter) wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1967 for the United Kingdom. April 9 – The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) takes its maiden flight. April 10 The AFTRA strike is settled just in time for the 39th Academy Awards ceremony to be held, hosted by Bob Hope. Best Picture goes to . A Man for All Seasons Oral arguments begin in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967), challenging the State of Virginia's statutory scheme to prevent marriages between persons solely on the basis of racial classifications. April 12 – The Ahmanson Theatre opens in Los Angeles. April 13 – Conservatives win the Greater London Council elections. April 14 – In San Francisco, 10,000 march against the Vietnam War. April 15 Large demonstrations are held against the Vietnam War in New York City and San Francisco. Scotland defeats England 3-2 at Wembley Stadium, with goals from Law, Lennox and McCalligog, in the British Championships. This is England's first defeat since they won the World Cup, and ends a 19 game unbeaten run. April 20 April 21 April 23 – A group of young radicals are expelled from the Nicaraguan Socialist Party (PSN). This group goes on to found the Socialist Workers Party (POS). April 24 – : Soyuz 1 Vladimir Komarov becomes the first Soviet cosmonaut to die, when the parachute of his space capsule fails during re-entry. April 27 – Montreal, Quebec, , a Expo 67 World's Fair to coincide with the Canadian Confederation centennial, officially opens with Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson igniting the Expo Flame in the Place des Nations. April 28 April 29 – Fidel Castro announces that all intellectual property belongs to the people and that Cuba intends to translate and publish technical literature without compensation. April 30 – Moscow's 537m-tall TV tower is finished. May [edit ] June [edit ] June – Moshe Dayan becomes Israel's Minister of Defense. June 1 – The Beatles release , nicknamed "The Soundtrack of the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Summer of Love"; it will be number one on the albums charts throughout the summer of 1967. June 2 June 4 – Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew. June 5 June 7 – Two Moby Grape members are arrested for contributing to the delinquency of minors. June 8 – Six-Day War – USS Liberty incident: Israeli fighter jets and Israeli warships fire at the USS off Gaza, killing 34 and wounding 171. Liberty June 10 June 11 – A race riot occurs in Tampa, Florida after the shooting death of Martin Chambers by police while allegedly robbing a camera store. The unrest lasts several days. June 12 June 13 – Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall is nominated as the first African American justice of the United States Supreme Court. [6 ] June 14 June 14– June 15 – Glenn Gould records Prokofiev's Seventh Piano Sonata, Op. 83, in New York City (his only recording of a Prokofiev composition). June 16 – The Monterey Pop Festival begins and is held for 3 days. June 17 – The People's Republic of China announces a successful hydrogen bomb test. June 18 - Eighteen British soldiers are killed in the Aden police mutiny. [8 ] June 23 – Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey, for the 3-day Glassboro Summit Conference. Johnson travels to Los Angeles for a dinner at the Century Plaza Hotel where earlier in the day thousands of war protesters clashed with L.A. police. [9 ] June 25 – 400 million viewers watch Our World, the first live, international, satellite television production. It features the live debut of The Beatles' song " All You Need is Love". June 26
Plaque commemorating installation of world's first bank cash machine
July [edit ]
Seaboard Air Line Railroad merges with Atlantic Coast Line railroad, to become Seaboard Coast Line railroad, first step to today's CSX Transportation.
July 3 – A military rebellion led by Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme begins in Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo. July 4 – The British Parliament decriminalizes homosexuality. July 5 – Troops of Belgian mercenary commander Jean Schramme revolt against Mobutu Sese Seko, and try to take control of Stanleyville, Congo. July 6 July 7 - is released in the UK. All You Need Is Love July 10 July 12 The Greek military regime strips 480 Greeks of their citizenship. 1967 Newark riots: After the arrest of an African-American cab driver for allegedly illegally driving around a police car and gunning it down the road, race riots break out in Newark, New Jersey, lasting 6 days and leaving 26 dead. July 14 – Near Newark, New Jersey, the Plainfield, NJ, riots also occur. July 16 – A prison riot in Jay, Florida leaves 37 dead. July 18 – The United Kingdom announces the closing of its military bases in Malaysia and Singapore. Australia and the U.S. disapprove. July 19 A race riot breaks out in the North Side of Minneapolis on Plymouth Street during the Minneapolis Aquatennial Parade; businesses are vandalized and fires break out in the area, although the disturbance is quelled within hours. However, the next day a shooting sets off another incident in the same area that leads to 18 fires, 36 arrests, 3 shootings, 2 dozen people injured, and damages totaling 4.2 million. There will be two more such incidents in the following two weeks. Eighty-two people are killed in a collision between Piedmont Airlines Flight 22 and a Cessna 310 near Hendersonville, North Carolina. July 20 – Chilean poet Pablo Neruda receives the first Viareggio-Versile prize. July 21 – The town of Winneconne, Wisconsin, announces secession from the United States because it is not included in the official maps and declares war. Secession is repealed the next day. July 23 – July 31 – 12th Street Riot: In Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city: 43 are killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned. July 24 – During an official state visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle declares to a crowd of over 100,000 in Montreal: (Long live free Quebec!). The statement, interpreted as support for Vive le Québec libre! Quebec independence, delights many Quebecers but angers the Canadian government and many English Canadians. July 29 July 30 – The 1967 Milwaukee race riots begin, lasting through August 2 and leading to a ten-day shutdown of the city from August 1. August [edit ] September [edit ] October [edit ] October 3 – An X-15 research aircraft with test pilot William J. Knight establishes an unofficial world fixed-wing speed record of Mach 6.7. October 4 October 6 – Southern California's Pacific Ocean Park closes down, known as the "Disneyland By The Sea". October 8 – Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia; they are executed the following day. October 12 October 14 – Quebec Nationalism: René Lévesque leaves the Liberal Party. October 16 – Thirty-nine people, including singer-activist Joan Baez, are arrested in Oakland, California, for blocking the entrance of that city's military induction center. October 17 October 18 Vietnam War: Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison protest over recruitment by Dow Chemical on the University campus; 76 are injured in the resulting riot. Walt Disney's 19th full-length animated feature , the last animated film personally supervised by Disney, is released and becomes an enormous box-office and critical success. On a double bill with the film is the (now) much less well-known true-life adventure, The Jungle Book Charlie the Lonesome Cougar. The Venera 4 probe descends through the Venusian atmosphere. October 19 – The Mariner 5 probe flies by Venus. October 20 - Patterson-Gimlin film: Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin's famous film of an unidentified animate cryptid, thought to be Bigfoot or Sasquatch, is recorded at Bluff Creek, California. October 21 October 25 – An abortion bill passes in the British Parliament. October 26 October 27 October 29 October 30 – Hong Kong 1967 riots: British troops and Chinese demonstrators clash on the border of China and Hong Kong. November [edit ] November 2 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson holds a secret meeting with a group of the nation's most prestigious leaders ("the Wise Men") and asks them to suggest ways to unite the American people behind the war effort. They conclude that the American people should be given more optimistic reports on the progress of the war. November 3 – Vietnam War – Battle of Dak To: Around Dak To (located about 280 miles north of Saigon near the Cambodian border), heavy casualties are suffered on both sides (the Americans narrowly win the battle on November 22). November 4– November 5 – Mercenaries of Jean Schramme and Jerry Puren withdraw from Bukavu, over the Shangugu Bridge, to Rwanda. November 6 – The Rhodesian parliament passes pro- Apartheid laws. November 7 November 8 – The BBC's first local radio station ( BBC Radio Leicester) is launched. November 9 – Apollo program: NASA launches the first Saturn V rocket, successfully carrying the unmanned test spacecraft from Apollo 4 Cape Kennedy into Earth orbit. November 11 – Vietnam War: In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 3 United States prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to "New Left" antiwar activist Tom Hayden. November 14 – The Congress of Colombia, in commemoration of the 150-year anniversary of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as the "Day of the Colombian Woman". November 15 General Grivas and his 10,000 strong Greek Army division are forced to leave Cyprus, after 24 Turkish Cypriot civilians are killed by the Greek Cypriot National Guard in the villages of Kophinou and Ayios Theodhoros; relations sour between Nicosia and Athens. Turkey flies sorties into Greek territory, and masses troops in Thrace on her border with Greece. Test pilot Michael Adams is killed when his X-15 rocket plane tumbles out of control during atmospheric re-entry and disintegrates. November 17 Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports he was given on November 13, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson tells his nation that, while much remains to be done, "We are inflicting greater losses than we're taking...We are making progress." (2 months later the Tet Offensive by the Viet Cong makes it appear, to those watching news reports, progress is not being made.) French author Régis Debray is sentenced to 30 years imprisonment in Bolivia. November 18 – The UK pound is devalued from £1 = US$2.80 to £1 = US$2.40. November 21 – Vietnam War: United States General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: "I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing." November 22 – UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted by the UN Security Council, establishing a set of principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab– Israeli peace settlement. November 26 – Major floods hit Lisbon, Portugal, killing 462. November 27 – The Beatles release in the U.S. as a full album. The songs added to the original six songs on the double EP include Magical Mystery Tour , All You Need Is Love , Penny Lane , Strawberry Fields Forever and Baby, You're a Rich Man . Release as a double EP will not take place in the UK until December. Hello, Goodbye November 29 – Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation to become president of the World Bank. This action is due to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's outright rejection of McNamara's early November recommendations to freeze troop levels, stop bombing North Vietnam and hand over ground fighting to South Vietnam. November 30 December [edit ] December 1 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience releases Axis: Bold As Love. December 1 – The RMS is retired. Her place is taken by the Queen Mary RMS . Queen Elizabeth 2 December 3 – Christiaan Barnard carries out the world's first heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. December 4 December 5 – In New York City, Benjamin Spock and Allen Ginsberg are arrested for protesting against the Vietnam War. December 6 – Vice President Jorge Pacheco Areco is sworn in as President of Uruguay after President Oscar Gestido dies in office. December 8 – is released by Magical Mystery Tour The Beatles as a double EP in the U.K., whilst the only psychedelic rock album by The Rolling Stones, , is released in the U.K and in the U.S.A. Their Satanic Majesties Request December 9 – Nicolae Ceauşescu becomes the Chairman of the Romanian State Council, making him the de facto leader of Romania. December 9 - Jim Morrison is arrested on stage in New Haven, Connecticut for attempting to spark a riot in the audience during a Doors-concert. December 11 – Supersonic airliner Concorde is unveiled in Toulouse, France. December 12 - , one of the seminal race relations films of the 1960s, is released to theaters. Guess Who's Coming to Dinner December 13 – King Constantine II of Greece flees the country when his coup attempt fails. December 15 – The Silver Bridge over the Ohio River in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, collapses, killing 46 people. It has been linked to the so-called mystery. Mothman December 17 – Harold Holt, Australian prime minister, disappears when swimming at a beach 60 km from Melbourne. December 19 – Professor John Archibald Wheeler uses the term for the first time. Black Hole December 26 – The Beatles film receives its world première on Magical Mystery Tour BBC Television in the UK December 31 The Green Bay Packers become the first team in the modern era to win their third consecutive NFL Championship, 21-17 over the Dallas Cowboys in what became known as "The Ice Bowl". Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel attempts to jump 141 feet over the Caesars Palace Fountains on the Las Vegas Strip. Knievel crashes on landing and the accident is caught on film. Date unknown [edit ] Warner Bros. Pictures becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Seven Arts Productions, thus becoming Warner Bros.-Seven Arts. The Jari project begins in the Amazon. Albania is officially declared an atheist state by its leader, Enver Hoxha. The University of Winnipeg is founded in Canada. Lonsdaleite (the rarest allotrope of carbon) is first discovered in the Barringer Crater, Arizona. A lost city is discovered on the island of Thera, buried under volcanic debris. It has been suggested that Plato may have heard legends about this, and used them as the germ of his story of Atlantis. St Christopher's Hospice, the world's first purpose-built secular hospice specialising in palliative care of the terminally ill, is established in South London by Cicely Saunders. [11 ] PAL is first introduced in Germany. The Summer of Love is held in San Francisco. Lech Wałęsa goes to work in Gdańsk shipyards. Benjamin Netanyahu joins the Israeli Army. The Greek military junta exiles Melina Mercouri. Parker Morris Standards become mandatory for all housing built in New Towns in the UK. Gabriel García Márquez's influential novel is published (in Spanish). One Hundred Years of Solitude The first edition of the book, , is published by A Short History of Pakistan Karachi University, Pakistan. Fernand Braudel begins publication of Civilisation matérielle, économie et capitalisme, XV. e-XVIII e siècle Births [edit ] January [edit ] January 1 – Sunny Chan, Hong Kong TVB actor January 2 – Tia Carrere, American actress January 4 – Marina Orsini, Canadian actress January 5 – Joe Flanigan, American actor January 7 – Mark Lamarr, British comedian/TV and radio presenter January 8 – R. Kelly, African-American R&B singer/songwriter/producer January 9 January 12 – Vendela Kirsebom, Swedish supermodel January 14 January 15 – Lisa Lisa, American singer January 17 – Song Kang-ho, Korean actor January 18 – Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer January 21 – Artashes Minasian, Armenian chess grand master January 22 – Eleanor McEvoy, Irish singer-songwriter January 23 – Naim Süleymanoğlu, Turkish weightlifter January 24 – John Myung, American musician January 25 January 26 – Toshiyuki Morikawa, Japanese voice actor January 28 – Jan Lamb, Hong Kong singer and actor January 29 – Khalid Skah, Moroccan long-distance runner January 31 – Joey Wong, Taiwanese actress February [edit ] February 1 – Meg Cabot, American teen author February 2 February 6 – Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer ( Zard) (d. 2007) February 7 – Cheung Man, Hong Kong actress February 9 February 10 February 11 – Hank Gathers, American college basketball player February 12 – Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Indian composer and musician February 14 – Mark Rutte, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands since 2010. February 15 – Trond Egil Soltvedt, Norwegian footballer February 18 February 19 – Sven Erik Kristiansen, Norwegian black metal and hardcore punk singer ( Maniac) February 20 February 23 – Tamsin Greig, English actress February 26 – Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese footballer February 27 - Jonathan Ive, Apple Corporation designer March [edit ] March 1 – George Eads, American actor March 3 - Hans Teeuwen, Dutch comedian March 4 – Daryll Cullinan, South African cricketer March 10- Omer Tarin, Pakistani/South Asian poet, writer and scholar March 11 March 12 – Massimiliano Frezzato, Italian comic writer March 13 – Andres Escobar, Colombian football player (d. 1994) March 15 - Naoko Takeuchi, Japanese artist March 16 – Lauren Graham, American actress March 17 – Billy Corgan, American musician and songwriter March 18 – Andre Rison, American pro football player March 19 – Mary Scheer, American actress March 21 March 22 – Mario Cipollini, Italian cyclist March 25 March 26 – Mark Carroll, Australian rugby league footballer March 27 March 29 – Brian Jordan, American baseball player March 30 – Christopher Bowman, American figure skater (d. 2008) April [edit ] May [edit ] May 1 May 4 – Akiko Yajima, Japanese voice actress May 5 – Takehito Koyasu, Japanese voice actor May 10 – Nobuhiro Takeda, Japanese footballer and sportscaster May 14 – Tony Siragusa, American football player May 15 – John Smoltz, American baseball player May 19 May 20 - Ramzi Yousef, Islamic terrorist; one of the main perpetrators of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing May 21 – Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2007) May 22 - Brooke Smith, American actress May 24 May 25 – Poppy Z. Brite, American author May 27 – Paul Gascoigne, English footballer ( Newcastle United, England & Middlesbrough) May 28 - Glen Rice, American basketball player May 29 – Noel Gallagher, British musician (Oasis) May 31 June [edit ] June 3 June 5 June 6 – Paul Giamatti, American actor June 7 – Olli Mustonen, Finnish pianist and composer June 8 June 9 – Rubén Maza, Venezuelan long-distance runner June 10 – Darren "Buffy, the Human Beatbox" Robinson, African-American rapper (The Fat Boys) (d. 1995) June 15 – Yūji Ueda, Japanese voice actor June 16 - Jürgen Klopp, German footballer June 19 June 20 – Nicole Kidman, American-born Australian actress June 21 – Jim Breuer, former cast member and stand up comedian Saturday Night Live June 23 – Yoko Minamino, Japanese Idol star and actress June 24 June 26 – Kaori Asoh, Japanese voice actress and singer June 29 - Jeff Burton, American race car driver July [edit ] July 1 – Pamela Anderson, Canadian actress and model July 3 – Brian Cashman, American baseball executive July 4 July 5 – Silvia Ziche, Italian comics artist July 8 – Jordan Chan, Hong Kong singer and actor July 9 July 11 July 12 July 13 – Akira Hokuto, Japanese women's professional wrestler July 14 – Robin Ventura, American baseball player July 15 July 16 – Will Ferrell, American comedian and actor July 18 – Vin Diesel, American actor July 19 – Rageh Omaar, broadcaster July 23 – Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor July 25 – Matt LeBlanc, American actor July 28 – Taka Hirose, Japanese musician (Feeder) July 30 – A. W. Yrjänä, Finnish rock musician and poet July 31 August [edit ] August 3 – Mathieu Kassovitz, French movie director and actor August 4 – Michael Marsh, American athlete August 5 – Thomas Lang, Austrian drummer August 7 – Charlotte Lewis, English actress August 8 August 9 – Deion Sanders, African-American pro football and baseball player August 10 – Riddick Bowe, American boxer August 11 August 12 August 13 – Amélie Nothomb, Belgian writer August 15 August 16 August 21 August 22 August 27 – Ogie Alcasid, Filipino singer-songwriter, comedian, parodist, and actor August 27 - Emanuel C Gouveia, Born at the Doctor's Hospital in Toronto, On August 29 – Jiří Růžek, Czech photographer August 30 – Frederique van der Wal, Dutch supermodel September [edit ] September 3 – Luis Gonzalez, American baseball player September 5 September 6 – Macy Gray, African-American R&B singer September 9 – Akshay Kumar,Bollywood Actor September 11 – Harry Connick, Jr., American singer and actor September 12 September 13 September 18 – Tara FitzGerald, British actress September 19 – Alexander Karelin, Russian Greco-Roman wrestler September 20 – Kristen Johnston, American actress September 21 September 22 – Félix Savón, Cuban boxer September 23 September 25 – Kim Issel, Canadian ice hockey player September 28 September 30 – Andrea Roth, Canadian actress October [edit ] October 2 – Frankie Fredericks, Namibian athlete October 4 – Liev Schreiber, American actor October 5 – Guy Pearce, English-born actor October 7 – Toni Braxton, African-American R&B singer October 9 – Eddie Guerrero, American professional wrestler (d. 2005) October 11 Tazz, American professional wrestler and commentator Artie Lange, American actor, comedian and radio personality David Starr, American racecar driver October 13 October 16 – Davina McCall, British TV presenter and UK Big Brother host October 17 October 22 October 24 – Jacqueline McKenzie, Australian actress October 26 – Keith Urban, New Zealand-born Australian country music singer October 27 – Scott Weiland, American musician October 28 October 29 October 30 Brad Aitken, Canadian ice hockey player Ty Detmer, American NFL quarterback and 1990 Heisman Trophy winner November [edit ] November 1 November 2 – Akira Ishida, Japanese voice actor November 3 – Steven Wilson, British musician November 5 – Judy Reyes, American actress November 6 - Rebecca Schaeffer, American actrees (d. 1989) November 7 November 8 – Courtney Thorne-Smith, American actress November 11 – Gil de Ferran, Brazilian race car driver November 13 November 14 – Letitia Dean, British actress November 15 – François Ozon, French writer and director November 16 – Lisa Bonet, American actress November 20 – Teoman, Turkish rock singer and song-writer November 22 November 23 – Salli Richardson, American actress November 25 – Anthony Nesty, Surinamese swimmer November 28 – Anna Nicole Smith, American model and actress (d. 2007) December [edit ] December 1 – Reggie Sanders, American Major League Baseball outfielder December 6 December 8 – Kotono Mitsuishi, Japanese voice actress December 9 – Joshua Bell, American violinist December 11 – Mo'Nique, African-American actress and comedian December 12 – John Randle, American football player December 13 December 14 – Ewa Białołęcka, Polish writer December 16 December 17 – Gigi D'Agostino, Italian musician and DJ December 18 – Toine van Peperstraten, Dutch sports journalist December 19 – Criss Angel, American musician, magician, illusionist, escapologist, and stunt performer December 21 – Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia December 22 – Dan Petrescu, Romanian footballer December 23 – Carla Bruni, Italian-French singer-songwriter, former model and wife of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy Date unknown [edit ] Deaths [edit ] January [edit ] February [edit ] March [edit ] March 2 – Gordon Harker, English actor (b. 1885) March 4 – Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, deposed prime minister of Iran (b. 1882) March 5 – Mischa Auer, Russian-born actor (b. 1905) March 6 March 7 – Alice B. Toklas, American personality (b. 1877) March 11 March 21 – Marcellus Boss, American politician, member of the Kansas Senate and the 5th Civilian Governor of Guam. (b. 1901) March 27 – Jaroslav Heyrovský, Czech chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1890) March 30 – Jean Toomer, American writer (b. 1894) March 31 – Don Alvarado, American actor (b. 1904) April [edit ] May [edit ] May 6 – Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (b. 1885) May 7 – Judith Evelyn, American actress (b. 1913) May 8 May 10 – Lorenzo Bandini, Italian Formula One driver (b. 1935) May 12 – John Masefield, English poet and novelist (b. 1878) May 15 – Edward Hopper, American painter (b. 1882) May 18 – Andy Clyde, Scottish actor (b. 1892) May 21 May 22 – Langston Hughes, American writer (b. 1902) May 27 – Johannes Itten, Swiss painter (b. 1888) May 29 – Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Austrian film director (b. 1885) May 30 – Claude Rains, British actor (b. 1889) May 31 – Billy Strayhorn, American composer and pianist (b. 1915) June [edit ] June 3 – Arthur Tedder, British military, Marshal of the Royal Air Force (b. 1890) June 5 – Arthur Biram, Israeli philosopher and educator, and Israel Prize recipient (b. 1878) June 7 – Dorothy Parker, American writer (b. 1893) June 10 – Spencer Tracy, American actor (b. 1900) June 13 June 14 – Eddie Eagan, American sportsman (b. 1897) June 16 – Reginald Denny, English actor (b. 1891) June 17 – Vernon Huber, American admiral and 36th Governor of American Samoa (b. 1899) June 26 – Françoise Dorléac, French actress (b. 1942) June 29 July [edit ] August [edit ] September [edit ] October [edit ] October 3 October 4 - Claude C. Bloch, American admiral (b. 1878) October 7 – Norman Angell, British politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1872) October 8 – Clement Attlee, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1883) October 9 October 12 – Nat Pendleton, American actor and Olympic wrestler (b. 1895) October 17 – Xuantong Emperor, Emperor of China (b. 1906) October 20 – Yoshida Shigeru, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1878) October 23 – Helen Palmer Geisel, Dr. Seuss' first wife (b. 1899) October 25 – Margaret Ayer Barnes, American playwright, novelist, and short-story writer (b. 1886) October 29 – Julien Duvivier, French film director (b. 1896) November [edit ] November 5 – Joseph Kesselring, American playwright (b. 1902) November 7 – John Nance Garner, U.S. Vice President (b. 1868) November 9 – Charles Bickford, American actor (b. 1891) November 13 – Harriet Cohen, English pianist (b. 1895) November 15 – Alice Lake, American actress (b. 1895) November 19 – Charles J. Watters, U.S. Army chaplain, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1927) November 21 November 25 – Ossip Zadkine, Russian sculptor, painter and lithographer (b. 1890) November 28 – Leon M'ba, Gabonese politician (b. 1902) December [edit ] Date unknown [edit ] Nobel Prizes [edit ] References [edit ]