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Notable Deaths

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Seyyid Sir Abdullah ibn Khalifa -- Sultan of Zanzibar -- June 30

Chaudry Mohammed Ali -- Pakistani Foreign Minister -- January 23

Eli A. Almi -- author -- September 24

Carmen Amaya -- gypsy dancer -- November 19

Pedro Armendariz -- actor -- June 18

Manuel Cardinal Arteaga y Betancourt -- Archbishop of Havana, Cuba -- March 20

Herbert Asbury -- author -- February 24

Ba U -- former President of Burma -- November 9

Louis Fabian Bachrach -- portrait photographer -- July 24

Jesse Moren Bader -- president and general secretary of the World Convention of Churches of Christ -- August 19

John Franklin Baker -- baseball player -- June 28

Phil Baker -- comedian -- November 30

Richard Barthelmess -- actor -- August 17

Itzhak Ben-Zvi -- President of Israel -- April 23

William Henry Beveridge -- British politician -- March 16

Frans Blom -- archaeologist -- June 23

Monte Blue -- actor -- February 18

Phyllis Bottome -- author -- August 22

Georges Braque -- painter -- August 31

Van Wyck Brooks -- historian and biographer -- May 2

Barnum Brown -- paleontologist -- February 5

Jack Carson -- actor -- January 2

Ugo Cerletti -- co-developer of electroshock treatments -- July 25

Diana Churchill -- eldest daughter of Sir Winston Churchill -- October 19

Patsy Cline -- singer -- in a plane crash along with three other members of the Grand Ole Opry radio show -- March 5

Jean Cocteau -- poet and playwright -- October 11

Tom Connolly -- former U. S. Senator -- October 28

Mark W. Cresap, Jr. -- chief executive officer of Westinghouse Electric Corporation -- July 28

Andrew Browne Cunningham of Hyndhope -- former Admiral of the British Fleet -- June 12

John Francis Cardinal D'Alton -- Irish Prelate of the Roman Catholic Church -- February 1

Henry Daniell -- actor -- October 31

Djuanda Kartawidjaja -- First Minister of Indonesia -- November 7

Clyde Gilman Doyle -- U. S. Congressman from California -- March 14

Orvil E. Dryfoos -- publisher of The New York Times -- May 25

William E. B. DuBois -- civil rights pioneer -- August 27

Irénée DuPont, Sr. -- former E. I. DuPont executive -- December 19

J. Howard Edmondson -- Governor of Oklahoma -- January 6

Edwin B. Edwards -- jazz musician -- April 9

Edgar Clyde Ennis, Jr. -- band leader -- June 2

Medgar Evers -- civil rights advocate -- murdered in Jackson, Mississippi -- June 12

John Villiers Farrow -- motion picture producer and director -- January 27

Bernard Cyril Freyberg -- former Governor-General of New Zealand -- July 4

Robert Frost -- Pulitzer Prize-winning poet -- January 29

Hugh Gaitskell -- British Labour Party leader -- January 18

Irene O. Galloway -- former director of the Women's Army Corps -- January 6

Sir Alan Henderson Gardiner -- Egyptologist -- December 19

Leon Harry Gavin -- U. S. Congressman from Pennsylvania -- September 14

William Cardinal Godfrey -- Archbishop of Westminster -- January 22

William Joseph Green, Jr. -- U. S. Congressman from Pennsylvania -- December 21

Alfred Whitney Griswold -- president of Yale University -- April 19

Edith Hamilton -- classical scholar -- May 31

Otto Abels Harbach -- librettist and lyricist -- January 24

Julian Larose Harris -- Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper editor -- February 9

Carl Atwood Hatch -- former U. S. Senator from Arizona -- September 15

Theodor Heuss -- former President of West Germany -- December 12

Paul Hindemith -- composer -- December 28

Rogers Hornsby -- baseball player -- January 5

Eddy Howard -- band leader -- May 23

Aldous HuxleyAldous Leonard Huxley -- novelist -- November 22

McKenzie Hooks Hyman -- novelist -- July 17

Per Jacobsson -- managing director of the International Monetary Fund -- May 5

Pope John XXIIIPope John XXIII -- June 3

Eric Allen Johnston -- president of the Motion Picture Association of America -- August 22

Herbert Thomas Kalmus -- inventor of Technicolor -- July 11

Abdul Karim Kassem -- Prime Minister of Iraq -- executed after a military coup -- February 9

Larry Keating -- actor -- August 26

Estes Kefauver -- U. S. Senator from Tennessee -- August 10

John F. KennedyJohn Fitzgerald Kennedy -- President of the United States -- assassinated -- November 22

Patrick Bouvier Kennedy -- prematurely born son of U. S. President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy -- August 9

Thomas Kennedy -- president of the United Mine Workers of America -- January 19

Robert S. Kerr -- U. S. Senator from Oklahoma -- January 1

Patrick Kerwin -- Chief Justice of Canada -- February 2

Mohammed Khemisti -- Algerian political leader -- assassinated -- May 5

Oliver Hazard Perry La Farge -- Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist -- August 2

Herbert H. Lehman -- former Governor of New York and U. S. Senator -- December 5

Eugene Alan Lipscomb -- football player -- May 10

Sir David Low -- cartoonist -- September 19

Adolphe Menjou -- actor -- October 29

Davey Moore -- former world featherweight boxing champion -- of injuries suffered when he lost his title to Sugar Ramos -- March 25

Garrett MorganGarrett Morgan -- inventor -- August 27

Lee Mortimer -- newspaper columnist -- March 1

Sir Tashi Namgyal -- Maharaja of Sikkim -- December 2

Ngo Dinh Diem -- President of South Vietnam -- killed by military coup -- November 2

Hjalmar C. Nygaard -- U. S. Congressman from North Carolina -- July 18

Clifford Odets -- playwright -- August 15

Sylvanus Olympio -- President of Togo -- assassinated -- January 13

Lee Harvey Oswald -- accused assassin of U. S. President John F. Kennedy -- shot while being taken to the county jail -- November 24

Lucius Curtis Pease -- Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist -- August 16

Quinim Pholsena -- Foreign Minister of Laos -- assassinated -- April 1

Edith Piaf -- singer -- October 11

Jean Felix Piccard -- balloonist -- January 28

Zasu Pitts -- actress -- June 7

Dick Powell -- actor -- January 2

Rajendra Prasad -- the first President of the Republic of India -- February 28

Georgi M. Pushkin -- Soviet diplomat -- April 2

Fritz Reiner -- conductor -- November 15

Jason Robards, Sr. -- actor -- April 4

Theodore Roethke -- Pulitzer Prize-winning poet -- August 1

Bruce Alexander Russell -- Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist -- December 18

Sarit Thanarat -- Premier of Thailand -- December 8

Robert Schuman -- French statesman -- September 4

Helen Shields -- actress -- August 7

Robert StroudRobert Stroud -- federal prisoner known as the "Birdman of Alcatraz" -- November 21

Oskari Tokoi -- the first Prime MInister of Finland -- April 4

Ketsana Vongsonavanh -- Loatian neutralist leader -- murdered -- February 12

George Raymond Wagner -- wrestler known as "Gorgeous George" -- December 26

Henrietta Wallenda -- member of the Flying Wallendas -- April 18

Francis Eugene Walter -- chairman of the U. S. House Un-American Activities Commission -- May 31

William Carlos Williams -- physician, poet, novelist -- March 4

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