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January 1 January 1 or 1 January is the first day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 364 days remaining until the end of the year (365 in leap years). This day is known as New Year's Day since the day marks the beginning of the year. __TO ...
– American country music singer-songwriter
Hank Williams Hiram "Hank" Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century, he recorded 35 single ...
dies in his car age 29 from alcohol abuse and drug problems, following an undiagnosed case of
spina bifida occulta Spina bifida (Latin for "split spine"; SB) is a birth defect in which there is incomplete closing of the Vertebral column, spine and the Meninges, membranes around the spinal cord during embryonic development, early development in pregnancy. Ther ...
on his way to a concert at
Canton, Ohio Canton () is a city in and the county seat of Stark County, Ohio, Stark County, Ohio, United States. It is located approximately south of Cleveland and south of Akron, Ohio, Akron in Northeast Ohio. The city lies on the edge of Ohio's extensive ...
. *
January 5 Events Pre-1600 *1477 – Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is defeated and killed in a conflict with René II, Duke of Lorraine; Duchy of Burgundy, Burgundy subsequently becomes part of France. 1601–1900 *1675 – Battle of Turckh ...
Samuel Beckett Samuel Barclay Beckett (; 13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, theatre director, poet, and literary translator. A resident of Paris for most of his adult life, he wrote in both French and Eng ...

Samuel Beckett
's play ''
Waiting for Godot ''Waiting for Godot'' ( ) is a play by Samuel Beckett Samuel Barclay Beckett (; 13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, theatre director, poet, and literary translator. A resident of Paris ...
'' has its public stage première in French, as ''En attendant Godot'', at the Théâtre de Babylone in Paris. *
January 6 Events Pre-1600 *1066 1066 (Roman numerals, MLXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar. Events By place England * January 5 – Edward the Confessor dies after a 24-year reign at London. The Witena ...
– The
Asian Socialist Conference The Asian Socialist Conference (ASC) was an organisation of socialist Socialism is a Political philosophy, political, Social philosophy, social, and economic philosophy encompassing a range of Economic systems, economic and social systems c ...
opens in
Rangoon , other_name = Rangoon , settlement_type = Metropolitan City in the background A metropolis () is a large city or conurbation which is a significant economic, political, and cultural center for a countr ...
,
Burma Myanmar (; my, မြန်မာ ) or Burma ( my, ဗမာ ), officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a country in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is bordered by Bangladesh and India to its northwest, China to its northeast, Laos a ...

Burma
. *
January 7 Events Pre-1600 *49 BC __NOTOC__ Year 49 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Lentulus and Marcellus (or, less frequently, year 705 ''Ab urbe condita 300px, Antoni ...
– United States President
Harry S. Truman Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884December 26, 1972) was the 33rd president of the United States The president of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America. The president directs the ...

Harry S. Truman
announces the United States has developed a
hydrogen bomb lenses2) Uranium-238 ("tamper") lined with beryllium reflector3) Vacuum ("levitated core")4) Tritium "boost" gas (blue) within plutonium or uranium hollow core 5) Radiation channel filled with polystyrene foam6) Uranium ("pusher/tamper")7) Lithium ...

hydrogen bomb
. *
January 9 Events Pre-1600 * 681 – Twelfth Council of ToledoThe Twelfth Council of Toledo was initiated on 9 January 681 by the new King Erwig. One of its first actions was to release the population from the laws of Wamba and recognise Erwig, a ...
– In
Montréal Montreal ( ; officially Montréal, ) is the second-most populous city in Canada Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its Provinces and territories of Canada, ten provinces and three territories extend from the At ...

Montréal
,
Marguerite Pitre Marguerite Pitre (5 September 1908 – 9 January 1953), born Marguerite Ruest, also known as Marguerite Ruest-Pitre, was a Canadian conspirator in a mass murder carried out when Albert Guay bombed an airliner, killing all 23 people on the pla ...
is the thirteenth, and last, woman hanged in Canada. *
January 12 Events Pre-1600 *49 BC – Julius Caesar crosses the Rubikon at the head of the 13th Legion. Civil war between the former allies, Caesar and Pompey, is now inevitable. *475 – List of Byzantine emperors, Byzantine Emperor Zeno (emper ...
Estonia Estonia ( et, Eesti ), officially the Republic of Estonia ( et, Eesti Vabariik, links=no), is a country in northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland across from Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea across from Sweden ...

Estonia
n
émigré An ''émigré'' () is a person who has emigrated Emigration is the act of leaving a resident country or place of residence with the intent to settle elsewhere (to permanently leave a country). Conversely, immigration Immigration is the ...
s found a
government-in-exile A government in exile (abbreviated as GiE) is a political group which claims to be a country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often referred to as the land of an individual's birth, residence or ...
in
Oslo Oslo ( , , or ) is the capital Capital most commonly refers to: * Capital letter Letter case (or just case) is the distinction between the letters that are in larger uppercase or capitals (or more formally ''majuscule'') and small ...

Oslo
. *
January 13 Events Pre-1600 *27BC – Augustus, Octavian transfers the state to the free disposal of the Senate and the people. He receives Spain, Gaul, and Syria as his province for ten years. *532 – The Nika riots break out, during the racing ...
– " Doctors' plot": The state newspaper ''
Pravda ''Pravda'' ( rus, Правда, p=ˈpravdə, a=Ru-правда.ogg, "Truth") is a Russia Russia ( rus, link=no, Россия, Rossiya, ), or the Russian Federation, is a country spanning Eastern Europe Eastern Europe is the easter ...

Pravda
'' publishes an article alleging that many of the most prestigious physicians in the
Soviet Union The Soviet Union,. officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. (USSR),. was a that spanned during its existence from 1922 to 1991. It was nominally a of multiple national ; in practice and were highly until its final years. The ...
, mostly Jews, are part of a major plot to poison the country's senior political and military leaders. *
January 14 Events Pre-1600 *1236 – King Henry III of England marries Eleanor of Provence. *1301 – Andrew III of Hungary dies, ending the Árpád dynasty in Hungary. 1601–1900 *1639 – The "Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, Fundamenta ...
** Marshal
Josip Broz Tito Josip Broz ( sh-Cyrl, Јосип Броз, ; 7 May 1892 – 4 May 1980), commonly known as Tito (; sh-Cyrl, Тито, links=no, ), was a Yugoslav communist Communism (from Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belon ...

Josip Broz Tito
is chosen President of
Yugoslavia Yugoslavia (; sh, Jugoslavija / ; sl, Jugoslavija ; mk, Југославија ;; rup, Iugoslavia; hu, Jugoszlávia; Pannonian Rusyn Image:Novi Sad mayor office.jpg, 250px, Mayor office written in four official languages used in the ...
. ** The
CIA The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA; ), known informally as "The Agency" and "The Company", is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the federal government of the United States The federal government of the United States (U.S. ...
-sponsored
Robertson Panel The Robertson Panel was a scientific committee which met in January 1953 headed by Howard P. Robertson. The Panel arose from a recommendation to the Intelligence Advisory Committee (IAC) in December 1952 from a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) rev ...
first meets to discuss the
UFO An unidentified flying object (UFO) is any perceived aerial phenomenon that cannot be immediately identified or explained. On investigation, most UFOs are identified ''Identified'' is the second studio album by Vanessa Hudgens, released ...
phenomenon. *
January 15 Events Pre-1600 * 69 – Otho Marcus Otho (; born Marcus Salvius Otho; 28 April 32 – 16 April 69) was for three months, from 15 January to 16 April 69. He was the second emperor of the . A member of a noble family, Otho was initi ...
Georg Dertinger, foreign minister of
East Germany East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR; german: Deutsche Demokratische Republik, , DDR, ), was a state that existed from 1949 to 1990 in eastern Eastern may refer to: Transportation *China Eastern Airlines, a current ...
, is arrested for spying. *
January 19 Events Pre-1600 *379 – Emperor Gratian elevates Theodosius I, Flavius Theodosius at Sirmium to ''Augustus (honorific), Augustus'', and gives him authority over all the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire. *649 – Conquest of Kucha: ...
– 71.1% of all television sets in the United States are tuned into ''
I Love Lucy ''I Love Lucy'' is an American television sitcom A sitcom, clipping Clipping may refer to: Words * Clipping (morphology) In linguistics Linguistics is the science, scientific study of language. It encompasses the analysis of ever ...
'', to watch Lucy give birth to Little Ricky, which is more people than those who tuned into Dwight Eisenhower's inauguration the next day. This record has yet to be broken. *
January 20 Events Pre-1600 *250 __NOTOC__ Year 250 ( CCL) was a common year starting on TuesdayA common year starting on Tuesday is any non- leap year (i.e. a year with 365 days) that begins on Tuesday, 1 January, and ends on Tuesday, 31 December. ...
Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (; October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American military officer An officer is a member of an armed forces or uniformed service who holds a position of authority. In its broadest sense, the term " ...
is
sworn in Traditionally an oath (from Old English, Anglo-Saxon ', also called plight) is either a utterance, statement of fact or a promise with wording relating to something considered sacred as a sign of verity. A common legal substitute for those who c ...
as the 34th President of the United States. *
January 22 Events Pre-1600 *613 __NOTOC__ Year 613 ( DCXIII) was a common year starting on MondayA common year starting on Monday is any non-leap year A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or bissextile year) is a calendar year that conta ...
– ''
The Crucible ''The Crucible'' is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist in the 20th-century American theater. Among his most popular play ...
'', an historical drama by
Arthur Miller Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist in the 20th-century American theater. Among his most popular plays are ''All My Sons ''All My Sons'' is a three-act play written in 194 ...
written as an
allegory As a literary device A narrative technique (known for literary fiction Literary fiction is a term used in the book-trade to distinguish novels that are regarded as having literary merit, from most commercial or "genre" fiction. However, the b ...

allegory
of
McCarthyism McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of subversion Subversion (from the Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic languages, Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. Latin was originally spoken ...
in the United States, opens on
Broadway Broadway may refer to: Theatre * Broadway Theatre (disambiguation) * Broadway theatre, theatrical productions in professional theatres near Broadway, Manhattan, New York City, U.S. ** Broadway (Manhattan), the street **Broadway Theatre (53rd Str ...
. *
January 24 Events Pre-1600 * 41 – Claudius Claudius ( ; Tiberius Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus; 1 August 10 BC – 13 October AD 54) was the fourth Roman emperor The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman Empire duri ...
**
Mau Mau Uprising The Mau Mau Uprising (1952–1960), also known as the Mau Mau Rebellion, the Kenya Emergency, and the Mau Mau Revolt, was a war in the British Kenya Colony The Colony and Protectorate of Kenya, commonly known as British Kenya or ''Britis ...
: Rebels in
Kenya ) , national_anthem = "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu" (, ) is the national anthem of Kenya. History "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu"'s lyrics were originally written in Swahili language, Kiswahili, the national language of Kenya ...

Kenya
kill the Ruck family (father, mother, and six-year-old son). ** Leader of East Germany
Walter Ulbricht Walter Ernst Paul Ulbricht (; 30 June 18931 August 1973) was a German communist politician. Ulbricht played a leading role in the creation of the Weimar Weimar (; la, Vimaria or Vinaria) is a city in the federal state of Thuringia, Germany. ...

Walter Ulbricht
announces that agriculture will be
collectivized Collective farming and communal farming are various types of "agricultural production in which multiple farmers run their holdings as a joint enterprise". There are two broad types of communal farms: Agricultural cooperatives, in which member-own ...

collectivized
in
East Germany East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR; german: Deutsche Demokratische Republik, , DDR, ), was a state that existed from 1949 to 1990 in eastern Eastern may refer to: Transportation *China Eastern Airlines, a current ...
. *
January 28 Events Pre-1600 * 98 – On the death of Nerva, Trajan is declared Roman emperor in Cologne, the seat of his government in lower Germany. *814 – The death of Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor, brings about the accession of h ...
Derek Bentley Derek William Bentley (30 June 1933 – 28 January 1953) was a British man who was hanged for the murder of a policeman, whose death occurred in the course of a burglary attempt. Christopher Craig, then aged 16, a friend and accomplice of B ...
is executed at
Wandsworth Prison HM Prison Wandsworth is a Prison security categories in the United Kingdom, Category B men's prison at Wandsworth in the London Borough of Wandsworth, South West (London sub region), South West London, England. It is operated by Her Majesty's Priso ...
in London for his part in the murder of a policeman. *
January 31 Events Pre-1600 *314 __NOTOC__ Year 314 ( CCCXIV) was a common year starting on Friday A common year starting on Friday is any non-leap year A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or bissextile year) is a calendar year that con ...
February 1 Events Pre-1600 *1327 Year 1327 (Roman numerals, MCCCXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. Events January–December * January 25 – The 14-year-old Edw ...
– The
North Sea flood of 1953 The 1953 North Sea flood was a major flood caused by a heavy storm at the end of Saturday, 31 January 1953 and morning of the next day. The storm surge struck the Netherlands The Netherlands ( nl, Nederland ), informally referred to as Ho ...

North Sea flood of 1953
kills 1,836 people in the southwestern Netherlands (especially
Zeeland , nl, Ik worstel en kom boven("I struggle and emerge") , anthem = "Zeeuws volkslied"("Zeelandic Anthem") , image_map = Zeeland in the Netherlands.svg , map_alt = , ma ...

Zeeland
), 307 in the United Kingdom, and several hundred at sea, including 133 on the ferry in the
Irish Sea The Irish Sea or , gv, Y Keayn Yernagh, sco, Erse Sie, gd, Muir Èireann , Ulster-ScotsUlster Scots, also known as Scotch-Irish, may refer to: * Ulster Scots people The Ulster Scots (Ulster-Scots The Ulster Scots (Ulster ...
.


February

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February 1 Events Pre-1600 *1327 Year 1327 (Roman numerals, MCCCXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. Events January–December * January 25 – The 14-year-old Edw ...
– The surge of the
North Sea flood
North Sea flood
continues from the previous day. *
February 3 Events Pre-1600 *1112 Year 1112 ( MCXII) was a leap year starting on Monday A leap year starting on Monday is any year with 366 days (i.e. it includes 29 February) that begins on Monday Monday is the between and . According to the ...
Batepá massacre The Batepá massacre occurred on 3 February 1953 in São Tomé São Tomé is the capital city, capital and largest city of the Central Africa, Central African island country of São Tomé and Príncipe. Its name is Portuguese language, Portuguese ...
: Hundreds of native creoles, known as ''forros'', are massacred in
São Tomé São Tomé is the capital city, capital and largest city of the Central Africa, Central African island country of São Tomé and Príncipe. Its name is Portuguese language, Portuguese for "Thomas (Apostle), Saint Thomas". Founded in the 15th cent ...
, by the colonial administration and Portuguese landowners. *
February 5 Events Pre-1600 * – in , Italy. * – , leader of a against the , declares himself emperor and establishes the .Volume 217 of ' recorded that An crowned himself emperor on the 1st day of the 1st month of the 1st year of the Zhide e ...
– Walt Disney's feature film ''
Peter Pan Peter Pan is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. A free-spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythi ...
'' premieres. *
February 10 Events Pre-1600 * – : to the Mongols, bringing the to an end. * – In front of the high altar of Greyfriars Church in , murders , sparking the revolution in the . * – The breaks out in , England, leaving 63 scholars and pe ...
– Continental western European common market for coal established under the auspices of the
European Coal and Steel Community The European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) was a European organisation An organization, or organisation (Commonwealth English The use of the English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language fir ...

European Coal and Steel Community
. *
February 11 Events Pre-1600 *660 BC The year 660 BC was a year of the Roman calendar, pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as year 94 ''Ab urbe condita'' . The denomination 660 BC for this year has been used since the early medi ...
** President
Dwight D. Eisenhower Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (; October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American military officer An officer is a member of an armed forces or uniformed service who holds a position of authority. In its broadest sense, the term " ...
refuses a clemency appeal for
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg Julius Rosenberg and Ethel Rosenberg () were American citizens who were convicted of spying on behalf of the Soviet Union. The couple were accused of providing top-secret information about radar, sonar, jet propulsion engines and valuable nuclear ...
. ** The
Soviet Union The Soviet Union,. officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. (USSR),. was a that spanned during its existence from 1922 to 1991. It was nominally a of multiple national ; in practice and were highly until its final years. The ...
breaks diplomatic relations with
Israel Israel (; he, יִשְׂרָאֵל, translit=Yīsrāʾēl; ar, إِسْرَائِيل, translit=ʾIsrāʾīl), officially the State of Israel ( he, מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, label=none, translit=Medīnat Yīsrāʾēl; ), is a ...

Israel
, after a bomb explosion at the Soviet Embassy, in reaction to the ' Doctors' plot'. *
February 12 Events Pre-1600 *1404 Year 1404 ( MCDIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar The Julian calendar, proposed by Julius Caesar in , was a reform of the Roman calendar. It took e ...
– The
Nordic Council The Nordic Council is the official body for formal inter-parliamentary Nordic cooperation among the Nordic countries. Formed in 1952, it has 87 representatives from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden as well as from the autonomous are ...

Nordic Council
is inaugurated. *
February 13 Events Pre-1600 * 962 – Emperor Otto I Otto I (23 November 912 – 7 May 973), traditionally known as Otto the Great (german: Otto der Große, it, Ottone il Grande), was East Francian king from 936 and Holy Roman Emperor from 962 un ...
Transsexual Transsexuals are people who experience a gender identity Gender identity is the personal sense of one's own gender Gender is the range of characteristics pertaining to, and differentiating between femininity Femininity (also calle ...

Transsexual
Christine Jorgensen Christine Jorgensen (May 30, 1926 – May 3, 1989) was an American transgender woman who was the first person to become widely known in the United States for having Sex reassignment surgery (male-to-female), sex reassignment surgery. Jorgens ...
returns to New York after successful
sex reassignment surgery Sex reassignment surgery (SRS), also known as gender reassignment surgery (GRS) and several other names, is a surgical Surgery ''cheirourgikē'' (composed of χείρ, "hand", and ἔργον, "work"), via la, chirurgiae, meaning "hand work" ...
in Denmark. *
February 16 Events Pre-1600 * 1249 – André de Longjumeau, Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khagan of the Mongol Empire. *1270 – Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeats the Livonian Order in ...
– The
Pakistan Academy of Sciences The Pakistan Academy of Sciences ( ur, ) ( abbreviated as: PAS), is a learned society of sciences, which described itself as "a repository of the highest scientific talent available in the country." Established in 1953 in Lahore, Punjab, Pakist ...
is established in
Pakistan Pakistan, . Pronounced variably in English as , , , and . officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's List of countries and dependencies by population, fifth-most populous country, with a popul ...

Pakistan
. *
February 19 Events Pre-1600 * 197 – Emperor Septimius Severus defeats Roman usurper, usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies. *356 – The anti-paganism policy of Constantius II forbids the wo ...
Georgia Georgia usually refers to: * Georgia (country) Georgia (, ; ) is a country located at the intersection of Eastern Europe and Western Asia. It is a part of the Caucasus region, bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north and east by ...
approves the first literature censorship board in the United States. *
February 25 Events Pre-1600 * 138 – Roman emperor The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman Empire The Roman Empire ( la, Imperium Rōmānum ; grc-gre, Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων, Basileía tôn Rh ...
Jacques Tati Jacques Tati (; born Jacques Tatischeff, ; 9 October 1907 – 5 November 1982) was a French mime, filmmaker, actor, and screenwriter. In an ''Entertainment Weekly ''Entertainment Weekly'' (sometimes abbreviated as ''EW'') is an American mont ...
's film, '' Les Vacances de M. Hulot'', is released in France, introducing the ''gauche'' character of Monsieur Hulot. *
February 28 It is the last day of February February is the second month of the year in the and s. The month has 28 days in s or 29 in s, with the 29th day being called the ''leap day''. It is the first of five months not to have 31 days (the other ...
**
James Watson James Dewey Watson (born April 6, 1928) is an American molecular biologist, geneticist A geneticist is a biologist Francesco Redi, the founder of biology, is recognized to be one of the greatest biologists of all time A biologist is a ...

James Watson
and
Francis Crick Francis Harry Compton Crick (8 June 1916 – 28 July 2004) was a British molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist A neuroscientist (or neurobiologist) is a scientist A scientist is a person who conducts Scientific method, scie ...

Francis Crick
of the
University of Cambridge , mottoeng = Literal: From here, light and sacred draughts. Non literal: From this place, we gain enlightenment and precious knowledge. , established = , other_name = The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of ...
announce their discovery of the structure of the
DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid (; DNA) is a molecule File:Pentacene on Ni(111) STM.jpg, A scanning tunneling microscopy image of pentacene molecules, which consist of linear chains of five carbon rings. A molecule is an electrically neutral gro ...

DNA
molecule. ** Greece,
Turkey Turkey ( tr, Türkiye ), officially the Republic of Turkey, is a country located mainly on Anatolia Anatolia,, tr, Anadolu Yarımadası), and the Anatolian plateau. also known as Asia Minor, is a large peninsula in Western Asia an ...

Turkey
, and
Yugoslavia Yugoslavia (; sh, Jugoslavija / ; sl, Jugoslavija ; mk, Југославија ;; rup, Iugoslavia; hu, Jugoszlávia; Pannonian Rusyn Image:Novi Sad mayor office.jpg, 250px, Mayor office written in four official languages used in the ...

Yugoslavia
sign the
Balkan Pact The Balkan Pact, or Balkan Entente, was a treaty A treaty is a formal, legally binding written agreement between actors in international law International law, also known as public international law and law of nations, is the set of r ...
.


March

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March 1 Events Pre-1600 *509 BC __NOTOC__ The year 509 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Republic The Roman Republic ( la, Rēs pūblica Rōmāna ) was a state of the , run through of the . Beginning with the of ...
**
Joseph Stalin ( – 5 March 1953) was a Georgians, Georgian revolutionary and Soviet political leader who governed the Soviet Union from 1924 until his death in 1953. He held power both as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922–1952 ...
suffers a
stroke A stroke is a medical condition A disease is a particular abnormal condition that negatively affects the structure or function (biology), function of all or part of an organism, and that is not due to any immediate external injury. Di ...

stroke
, after an all-night dinner with
Soviet Union The Soviet Union,. officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. (USSR),. was a that spanned during its existence from 1922 to 1991. It was nominally a of multiple national ; in practice and were highly until its final years. The ...
interior minister
Lavrentiy Beria Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria (; rus, Лавре́нтий Па́влович Бе́рия, p=ˈbʲerʲiə; ka, ლავრენტი ბერია, tr, ;  – 23 December 1953) was a Georgian Bolshevik The Bolsheviks (Russian la ...

Lavrentiy Beria
and future premiers
Georgy Malenkov Georgy Maximilianovich Malenkov (– 14 January 1988) was a Soviet Union, Soviet politician who briefly succeeded Joseph Stalin as the List of leaders of the Soviet Union, leader of the Soviet Union. However, at the insistence of the rest of th ...
,
Nikolai Bulganin Nikolai Alexandrovich Bulganin (russian: Никола́й Алекса́ндрович Булга́нин; – 24 February 1975) was a Soviet politician who served as Minister of Defense (1953–1955) and Premier of the Soviet Union (1955–195 ...

Nikolai Bulganin
, and
Nikita Khrushchev Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (– 11 September 1971) served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964 and as Premier of the Soviet Unio ...
. The stroke paralyzes the right side of his body and renders him unconscious until his death on
March 5 Events Pre-1600 * 363 – Roman emperor The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman Empire during the History of the Roman Empire, imperial period (starting in 27 BC). The emperors used a variety of different titles throughout hist ...
. **
Bernard Freyberg, 1st Baron Freyberg Lieutenant-General Lieutenant general or lieutenant-general (Lt Gen, LTG and similar) is a three-star military A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized force primarily intended for war ...
is made deputy constable and lieutenant governor of
Windsor Castle Windsor Castle is a at in the English county of . It is strongly associated with the and succeeding , and embodies almost a millennium of . The original castle was built in the 11th century after the by . Since the time of (who re ...

Windsor Castle
. *
March 6 Events Pre-1600 *12 BCE __NOTOC__ Year 12 BC was either a , or or a (link will display the full calendar) of the (the sources differ, see for further information) and a of the . At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship ...
Georgy Malenkov Georgy Maximilianovich Malenkov (– 14 January 1988) was a Soviet Union, Soviet politician who briefly succeeded Joseph Stalin as the List of leaders of the Soviet Union, leader of the Soviet Union. However, at the insistence of the rest of th ...
succeeds
Joseph Stalin ( – 5 March 1953) was a Georgians, Georgian revolutionary and Soviet political leader who governed the Soviet Union from 1924 until his death in 1953. He held power both as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922–1952 ...
, as
Premier Premier is a title for the head of government The head of government is either the highest or second-highest official in the Executive (government), executive branch of a sovereign state, a federated state, or a self-governing colony, aut ...
and First Secretary of the
Communist Party of the Soviet Union The Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU). Abbreviated in Russian as КПСС or ''KPSS''. was the founding and ruling political party of the Soviet Union. The CPSU was the One-party state, sole governing party of the Soviet Union until 19 ...
. *
March 8 Events Pre-1600 *1010 Year 1010 (Roman numerals, MX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. Events By place Africa * The Nile, Nile River in Egypt freezes over. Asia ...
– The
Thieves World Thieves' World is a shared universe, shared world fantasy series created by Robert Asprin, Robert Lynn Asprin in 1978. The original series comprised twelve anthologies, including stories by such science fiction authors as Poul Anderson, John Bru ...
, which has been transformed into the
Russian mafia Russian organized crime or Russian mafia (, ), otherwise known as Bratva (), is a collective A collective is a group of entities that share or are motivated by at least one common issue or interest, or work together to achieve a common obj ...
, are freed from prisons by the Malenkov regime, ending the
Bitch WarsThe Bitch Wars or Suka Wars (russian: Сучьи войны , translit= ''Suchyi voyny '' or in singular: russian: Сучья война , translit= ''Suchya voyna'') occurred within the Soviet Union, Soviet Gulag, labor-camp system between 1945 an ...
. *
March 9 Events Pre-1600 *141 BC __NOTOC__ Year 141 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Caepio and Pompeius (or, less frequently, year 613 ''Ab urbe condita 300px, Antoninia ...
– Draft Treaty establishing the European Political Community, never brought into effect. *
March 13 Events Pre-1600 *1567 __NOTOC__ Year 1567 ( MDLXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday A common year starting on Wednesday is any non-leap year A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or wikt:bissextile, bissextile year) i ...
– The
United Nations Security Council The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization An intergovernmental organization (IGO) is an organization composed ...

United Nations Security Council
nominates
Dag Hammarskjöld
Dag Hammarskjöld
from
Sweden Sweden ( sv, Sverige ), officially the Kingdom of Sweden ( sv, links=no, Konungariket Sverige ), is a Nordic country The Nordic countries, or the Nordics, are a geographical and cultural region In geography, regions are areas that ...

Sweden
as
United Nations Secretary General The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UNSG or SG) is the chief administrative officer of the United Nations The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and international ...
. *
March 14 Events Pre-1600 *1074 Year 1074 (Roman numerals, MLXXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. Events By place Byzantine Empire * Spring – Norman mercenari ...
Nikita Khrushchev Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (– 11 September 1971) served as the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to 1964 and as Premier of the Soviet Unio ...
is selected
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union The General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union was the party leader, leader of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) that by the late 1920s had evolved into the most powerful of the Central Com ...
. *
March 17 Events Pre-1600 *45 BC __NOTOC__ Year 45 BC was either a common year starting on Thursday A common year starting on Thursday is any non-leap year A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or wikt:bissextile, bissextile year) is a c ...
– The first
nuclear test Nuclear weapons tests are experiments carried out to determine nuclear weapons' effectiveness, yield Yield may refer to: Measures of output/function Computer science * Yield (multithreading) is an action that occurs in a computer program duri ...
of
Operation Upshot–Knothole Operation Upshot–Knothole was a series of eleven nuclear test shots conducted in 1953 at the Nevada Test Site The Nevada National Security Site (N2S2 or NNSS), known as the Nevada Test Site (NTS) until August 23, 2010, is a United States D ...
is conducted in
Nevada Nevada (, ) is a state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of State * The State (newspaper), ''The State'' (newspaper), a daily newspaper i ...

Nevada
, with 1,620 spectators at . *
March 18 Events Pre-1600 * 37 – Roman Senate annuls Tiberius Tiberius Caesar Augustus (; 16 November 42 BC – 16 March AD 37) was the second Roman emperor The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman Empire during the imperial period (s ...
– The Yenice–Gönen earthquake affects western
Turkey Turkey ( tr, Türkiye ), officially the Republic of Turkey, is a country located mainly on Anatolia Anatolia,, tr, Anadolu Yarımadası), and the Anatolian plateau. also known as Asia Minor, is a large peninsula in Western Asia an ...

Turkey
, with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (''violent''), causing at least 1,070 deaths, and $3.57 million in damage. *
March 19 Sometimes the March equinox falls on this date (mostly in Western Hemisphere countries), marking the vernal point in the Northern Hemisphere The Northern Hemisphere is the half of the Earth Earth is the third planet from the Sun ...
– The 25th Academy Awards Ceremony is held (the first one broadcast on television). *
March 25 Events Pre-1600 *421 – Italian city Venice is founded with the dedication of the first church, that of San Giacomo di Rialto on the islet of Rialto. *708 – Pope Constantine becomes the 88th pope. He would be the last pope to visit ...
26 – ''Lari Massacre'' in
Kenya ) , national_anthem = "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu" (, ) is the national anthem of Kenya. History "Ee Mungu Nguvu Yetu"'s lyrics were originally written in Swahili language, Kiswahili, the national language of Kenya ...

Kenya
:
Mau Mau The Mau Mau Uprising (1952–1960), also known as the Mau Mau Rebellion, the Kenya Emergency, and the Mau Mau Revolt, was a war in the British Kenya Colony The Colony and Protectorate of Kenya, commonly known as British Kenya or ''Britis ...
rebels kill up to 150
KikuyuKikuyu or Gikuyu (Gĩkũyũ) may refer to: *Kikuyu people *Kikuyu language *Kikuyu, Kenya, a town in the Central Province *Kikuyu Central Association, a political organisation *Kikuyu Constituency, an electoral division in Kenya *Kikuyu grass, ''Pen ...
natives. *
March 26 Events Pre-1600 * 590 – Emperor Maurice (emperor), Maurice proclaims his son Theodosius (son of Maurice), Theodosius as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire. *1027 – Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor, Conrad II as Ho ...
Jonas Salk Jonas Edward Salk (; born Jonas Salk; October 28, 1914June 23, 1995) was an American Virology, virologist and medical researcher who developed one of the first successful polio vaccines. He was born in New York City and attended the City Colleg ...
announces his
polio vaccine Polio vaccines are vaccine A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular infectious disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often ...
. *
March 29 Events Pre-1600 * 845 – Paris is sacked by Viking Vikings—"pirate", non, víkingr is the modern name given to seafaring people primarily from Scandinavia Scandinavia; Sami languages, Sami: ''Skadesi-suolu''/''Skađs ...
– A fire at the Littlefield Nursing Home in
Largo, Florida Largo is the third largest city in Pinellas County, Florida, United States as well as the fourth largest in the Tampa Bay area. As of the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 77,648, up from 69,371 in 2000 United States Census, 2000. Largo w ...
, kills 33 persons, including singer-songwriter
Arthur Fields Arthur Fields (August 6, 1884 – March 29, 1953) was an United States, American singer (baritone) and songwriter. Image:GreyGull2071.jpg, Grey Gull Records, Grey Gull record from late 1921 featuring Arthur Fields singing ''Weep No More, My M ...
.


April

*
April 7 Events * 451 – Attila the Hun Attila (; ), frequently called Attila the Hun, was the ruler of the Huns from 434 until his death in March 453. He was also the leader of a tribal empire consisting of Huns, Ostrogoths, Alans a ...
Dag Hammarskjöld
Dag Hammarskjöld
is elected
Secretary-General of the United Nations The secretary-general of the United Nations (UNSG or SG) is the chief administrative officer A chief administrative officer (CAO) is a top-tier executive who supervises the daily operations of an organization and is ultimately responsible for ...
. *
April 8 Events * 217 – Roman Emperor The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman Empire during the imperial period (starting in 27 BC). The emperors used a variety of different titles throughout history. Often when a given Roman is descr ...
Jomo Kenyatta Jomo Kenyatta (22 August 1978) was a Kenyan anti-colonialism, colonial activist and politician who governed Kenya as its Prime Minister of Kenya, Prime Minister from 1963 to 1964 and then as its first President of Kenya, President from 1964 to h ...

Jomo Kenyatta
is sentenced to 7 years in prison for the alleged organization of the
Mau Mau Uprising The Mau Mau Uprising (1952–1960), also known as the Mau Mau Rebellion, the Kenya Emergency, and the Mau Mau Revolt, was a war in the British Kenya Colony The Colony and Protectorate of Kenya, commonly known as British Kenya or ''Britis ...
in the British
Kenya Colony The Colony and Protectorate of Kenya, commonly known as British Kenya or ''British East Africa'', was part of the British Empire The British Empire was composed of the dominions, Crown colony, colonies, protectorates, League of Nations ...
. *
April 10 Events * – becomes the . Three years later, he would be deposed due to alleged heresy. * – makes its closest approach to Earth at a distance equal to 0.0342 (5.1 million kilometres/3.2 million miles). * – vis ...
Melbourne Knights FC Melbourne Knights Football Club is an Australian semi-professional soccer Association football, more commonly known as simply football or soccer, is a team sport played with a sphere, spherical Ball (association football), ball between tw ...
is founded as Croatia SC, in
Melbourne Melbourne ( ) is the capital Capital most commonly refers to: * Capital letter Letter case (or just case) is the distinction between the letters that are in larger uppercase or capitals (or more formally ''majuscule'') and smaller ...

Melbourne
, Australia. *
April 13 Events *1111 – Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor. *1204 – Constantinople Sack of Constantinople, falls to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire. *1612 – ...
**
Ian Fleming Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was a British writer, journalist and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his ''James Bond The ''James Bond'' series focuses on a fictional Secret Intelligence S ...
publishes his first
James Bond The ''James Bond'' series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6, is the foreign intelligence service of the United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain ...
novel, '' Casino Royale'', in the United Kingdom. ** German football team SG
Dynamo Dresden Sportgemeinschaft Dynamo Dresden e.V., commonly known as SG Dynamo Dresden or Dynamo Dresden, is a German football club in Dresden Dresden (, ; wen, label=Sorbian languages, Upper and Lower Sorbian, Drježdźany) is the capital city of the ...
is founded. *
April 16 Events * AD 73 – Masada Masada ( he, מצדה ', "fortress") is an ancient fortification in the Southern District (Israel), Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rock plateau, akin to a mesa. It is located on the e ...
** President Eisenhower delivers his "Chance for Peace" speech, to the National Association of Newspaper Editors. ** A four-story building in Chicago belonging to the Habar Corporation catches fire, killing 35 employees. *
April 17 Events *1080 Year 1080 ( MLXXX) was a leap year starting on WednesdayA leap year starting on Wednesday is any year with 366 days (i.e. it includes 29 February) that begins on Wednesday 1 January and ends on Thursday 31 December. Its domin ...
Mickey Mantle Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995), nicknamed The Commerce Comet and The Mick, was an American professional baseball player. Mantle played his entire Major League Baseball (MLB) career (1951–1968) with the New York Yanke ...

Mickey Mantle
hits a home run at
Griffith Stadium Griffith Stadium stood in Washington, D.C., from 1911 to 1965, between Georgia Avenue and 5th Street (left field), and between W Street and Florida Avenue NW. The site was once home to a wooden baseball park. Built in 1891, it was called Boundary ...
, in Washington, D.C., a candidate for the longest home run in baseball history. *
April 20 Events *1303 – The Sapienza University of Rome is instituted by a papal bull, bull of Pope Boniface VIII. *1453 – Three Genoese galleys and a Byzantine Empire, Byzantine blockade runner fight their way through an Ottoman blockading ...
Frank Sinatra Francis Albert Sinatra (; December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer and actor who is generally viewed as one of the greatest musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, hav ...

Frank Sinatra
and arranger
Nelson Riddle Nelson Smock Riddle Jr. (June 1, 1921 – October 6, 1985) was an American arrangement, arranger, composer, bandleader and Orchestration, orchestrator whose career stretched from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s. He worked with many world-famous ...
began their first recording sessions together at
Capitol Records Capitol Records (legal name: Capitol Records, LLC, until 2007 Capitol Records Inc.) is an American record label owned by Universal Music Group through its Capitol Music Group imprint. It was founded as the first west coast–based record label o ...

Capitol Records
, which results in some of the defining recordings of Sinatra's career. *
April 25 Events *404 BC __NOTOC__ Year 404 BC was a year of the Roman calendar, pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Tribunate of Volusus, Cossus, Fidenas, Ambustus, Maluginensis and Rutilus (or, less frequently, y ...
Francis Crick Francis Harry Compton Crick (8 June 1916 – 28 July 2004) was a British molecular biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist A neuroscientist (or neurobiologist) is a scientist A scientist is a person who conducts Scientific method, scie ...

Francis Crick
and
James Watson James Dewey Watson (born April 6, 1928) is an American molecular biologist, geneticist A geneticist is a biologist Francesco Redi, the founder of biology, is recognized to be one of the greatest biologists of all time A biologist is a ...

James Watson
publish " Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid", their description of the
double helix In molecular biology Molecular biology is the branch of biology Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their anatomy, physical structure, Biochemistry, chemical processes, Molecular biology, ...
structure of
DNA Deoxyribonucleic acid (; DNA) is a molecule File:Pentacene on Ni(111) STM.jpg, A scanning tunneling microscopy image of pentacene molecules, which consist of linear chains of five carbon rings. A molecule is an electrically neutral gro ...

DNA
.


May

*
May 2 Events Pre-1600 *1194 – King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. *1230 – William de Braose (died 1230), William de Braose is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great. *1536 – Anne Boleyn, Queen consort ...
Hussein Hussein, Hossein, Husayn, or Husain (; ar, حُسَيْن ), coming from the triconsonantal The roots of verbs and most nouns in the Semitic languages are characterized as a sequence of consonant In articulatory phonetics, a consonant is a ...
is crowned
King of Jordan The King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is Jordan's head of state A head of state (or chief of state) is the public persona who officially embodies a state (polity), state#Foakes, Foakes, pp. 110–11 " he head of statebeing an embod ...
. *
May 5 This day marks the approximate midpoint of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the March equinox). Events Pre-1600 * – The begins. * – Rebel barons renounce their al ...
Aldous Huxley Aldous Leonard Huxley (26 July 1894 – 22 November 1963) was an English writer and philosopher. He wrote nearly 50 books—both novels and non-fiction works—as well as wide-ranging essays, narratives, and poems. Born into the prominent Huxl ...

Aldous Huxley
first tries the
psychedelic Psychedelics are a subset of hallucinogenic drugs whose primary effect is to trigger non-ordinary states of consciousness (known as psychedelic experience A psychedelic experience (known colloquially as a trip) is a temporary altered state ...
hallucinogen A hallucinogen is a psychoactive agent that often or ordinarily causes hallucinations A hallucination is a perception Perception (from the Latin ''perceptio'', meaning gathering or receiving) is the organization, identification, ...
mescaline Mescaline (3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine) is a naturally occurring psychedelic Psychedelics are a subset of hallucinogenic drugs whose primary effect is to trigger non-ordinary states of consciousness (known as psychedelic experience A ...

mescaline
, inspiring his book ''
The Doors of Perception ''The Doors of Perception'' is a book by Aldous Huxley. Published in 1954, it elaborates on his psychedelic experience under the influence of mescaline in May 1953. Huxley recalls the insights he experienced, ranging from the "purely aestheti ...
''. *
May 9 Events Pre-1600 * 328 - Athanasius is elected Patriarch bishop of Alexandria. *1009 Year 1009 ( MIX) was a common year starting on SaturdayA common year starting on Saturday is any non-leap year A leap year (also known as an intercalary ...
** France agrees to the provisional independence of
Cambodia Cambodia (; also Kampuchea ; km, កម្ពុជា, ), officially the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochinese peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is in area, bordered by Thailand to Cambodia–T ...

Cambodia
, with King
Norodom Sihanouk Norodom Sihanouk ( km, នរោត្តម សីហនុ, ; 31 October 192215 October 2012) was a Cambodia, Cambodian politician who led Cambodia in various capacities throughout his political career, but most often as the King of Cambodia. ...
. ** Australian Senate election, 1953: The
Liberal Liberal or liberalism may refer to: Politics *a supporter of liberalism, a political and moral philosophy **Liberalism by country *an adherent of a Liberal Party Arts, entertainment and media *''El Liberal'', a Spanish newspaper published betw ...
/
Country A country is a distinct territorial body or political entity A polity is an identifiable political entity—any group of people who have a collective identity, who are organized by some form of Institutionalisation, institutionalized social ...
Coalition The term "coalition" is the denotation for a group formed when two or more people, factions, states, political parties, militaries etc. agree to work together temporarily in a partnership to achieve a common goal. The word coalition connotes a co ...
Government A government is the system or group of people governing an organized community, generally a state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Departmen ...
, led by
Prime Minister A prime minister or a premier is the head of the cabinet Cabinet or The Cabinet may refer to: Furniture * Cabinetry, a box-shaped piece of furniture with doors and/or drawers * Display cabinet, a piece of furniture with one or more transpa ...
Robert Menzies Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, (; 20 December 189415 May 1978), was an Australian politician who served as the 12th prime minister of Australia, in office from 1939 to 1941 and again from 1949 to 1966. He played a central role in the creation of ...
, holds their
Senate The Curia Julia in the Roman Forum ">Roman_Forum.html" ;"title="Curia Julia in the Roman Forum">Curia Julia in the Roman Forum A senate is a deliberative assembly, often the upper house or Debating chamber, chamber of a bicameral legislatu ...
majority, despite gains made by the
Labor Party Labour Party or Labor Party may refer to: Angola *MPLA, known for some years as "Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola – Labour Party" Antigua and Barbuda *Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party Argentina *Labour Party (Argentina) Armenia ...
, led by H. V. Evatt. This is the first occasion where a Senate election is held without an accompanying
House Of Representatives House of Representatives is the name of legislative bodies A legislature is a deliberative assembly A deliberative assembly is a gathering of members (of any kind of collective) who use parliamentary procedure Parliamentary procedure is ...

House Of Representatives
election. *
May 10 Events Pre-1600 * 28 BC – A sunspot Sunspots are temporary celestial event, phenomena on the Sun's photosphere that appear as spots darker than the surrounding areas. They are regions of reduced surface temperature caused by concentr ...
– The town of
Chemnitz Chemnitz (; cs, Saská Kamenice; from 1953 to 1990: ''Karl-Marx-Stadt'' ) is the third largest city in the German German(s) may refer to: Common uses * of or related to Germany * Germans, Germanic ethnic group, citizens of Germany or people ...

Chemnitz
,
East Germany East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR; german: Deutsche Demokratische Republik, , DDR, ), was a state that existed from 1949 to 1990 in eastern Eastern may refer to: Transportation *China Eastern Airlines, a current ...
becomes ''Karl Marx Stadt''. *
May 11 Events Pre-1600 * 330 – Constantinople la, Constantinopolis ota, قسطنطينيه , alternate_name = Byzantion (earlier Greek name), Nova Roma ("New Rome"), Miklagard/Miklagarth (), Tsargrad (), Qustantiniya (), Basileuousa ("Quee ...
Waco tornado outbreak: An F5 tornado hits in the downtown section of
Waco, Texas Waco ( ) is the county seat of McLennan County, Texas, United States. It is situated along the Brazos River and Interstate 35, I-35, halfway between Dallas and Austin, Texas, Austin. The city had a 2010 population of 124,805, making it the List o ...
, killing 114. *
May 15 Events Pre-1600 * 221 – Liu Bei Liu Bei (, ; ; 161 – Summer 223), courtesy name Xuande (), was a warlord in the late Eastern Han dynasty who founded the state of Shu Han in the Three Kingdoms period and became its first ruler. Tho ...
– The
Standards And Recommended Practices #REDIRECT Standards and Recommended Practices Standards And Recommended Practices (SARPs) are technical specifications adopted by the Council of ICAO The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a specialized agency of the United Na ...
(SARPS) for
Aeronautical Information ServiceThe Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) is a service established in support of international civil aviation, whose objective is to ensure the flow of information necessary for the safety, regularity, and efficiency of international air navigation. ...
(AIS) are adopted by the
ICAO The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a specialized and funding agency of the United Nations The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and international s ...

ICAO
Council. These SARPS are in Annex 15 to the Chicago Convention, and 15 May is celebrated by the AIS community as "World AIS Day". *
May 18 Events Pre-1600 * 332 – Emperor Constantine the Great Constantine I ( la, Flavius Valerius Constantinus; ; 27 February 22 May 337), also known as Constantine the Great, was a Roman emperor from 306 to 337. Born in Naissus, Dacia Me ...
– At
Rogers Dry Lake Rogers Dry Lake is an endorheic An endorheic basin (; also spelled endoreic basin or endorreic basin) is a drainage basin that normally retains water and allows no outflow to other external bodies of water, such as rivers or oceans, but drain ...

Rogers Dry Lake
, Californian
Jackie Cochran
Jackie Cochran
becomes the first woman to exceed Mach 1, in a
North American F-86 Sabre The North American F-86 Sabre, sometimes called the Sabrejet, is a transonic Transonic (or transsonic) flow is air flowing around an object at a speed that generates regions of both subsonic and supersonic F/A-18F Super Hornet The B ...
at . *
May 25 Events * 567 BC – Servius Tullius Servius Tullius was the Roman mythology, legendary sixth king of Rome, and the second of its Etruscan civilization, Etruscan dynasty. He reigned from 578 to 535 BC. Roman and Greek sources describe his ...
Nuclear testing Nuclear weapons tests are experiments carried out to determine the effectiveness, yield, and explosive capability of nuclear weapons. Testing nuclear weapons offers practical information about how the weapons function, as well as how detonations ...
: At the
Nevada Test Site The Nevada National Security Site (N2S2 or NNSS), known as the Nevada Test Site (NTS) until August 23, 2010, is a United States Department of Energy The United States Department of Energy (DOE) is a cabinet Cabinet or The Cabinet may refer ...
, the United States conducts its only
nuclear artillery Nuclear artillery is a subset of limited-nuclear weapon yield, yield tactical nuclear weapons, in particular those weapons that are launched from the ground at battlefield targets. Nuclear artillery is commonly associated with shell (projectil ...
test:
Upshot-Knothole Grable 200px, A closeup of the mushroom cloud and fireball. Upshot–Knothole ''Grable'' was a nuclear testing, nuclear weapons test conducted by the United States as part of Operation Upshot–Knothole. Detonation of the associated nuclear weapon occu ...
. *
May 29 Events Pre-1600 * 363 – The Roman emperor The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman Empire The Roman Empire ( la, Imperium Rōmānum ; grc-gre, Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων, Basileía tôn Rhōmaíōn) was t ...
1953 British Mount Everest expedition: Sir
Edmund Hillary Sir Edmund Percival Hillary (20 July 1919 – 11 January 2008) was a New Zealand mountaineering, mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropy, philanthropist. On 29 May 1953, Hillary and Sherpa people, Sherpa mountaineer Tenzing Norgay became the ...
from
New Zealand New Zealand ( mi, Aotearoa ''Aotearoa'' (; commonly pronounced by English English usually refers to: * English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon Engl ...

New Zealand
and
Tenzing Norgay Tenzing Norgay (; ''tendzin norgyé''; perhaps 29 May 1914 – 9 May 1986), born Namgyal Wangdi, and also referred to as Sherpa Tenzing, was a Nepal Nepal (; ne, नेपाल ), officially the Federal Democratic Republic o ...

Tenzing Norgay
from
Nepal Nepal (; ne, नेपाल ), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal ( ne, सङ्घीय लोकतान्त्रिक गणतन्त्र नेपाल ), is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is ma ...

Nepal
become the first men to reach the summit of
Mount Everest Mount Everest (Chinese Chinese can refer to: * Something related to China China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a country in East Asia. It is the List of countries and dependencies by population, world's ...

Mount Everest
.


June

*
June 1 Events Pre-1600 *1215 Year 1215 ( MCCXV) was a common year starting on Thursday A common year starting on Thursday is any non-leap year A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or wikt:bissextile, bissextile year) is a calendar yea ...
Uprising in Plzeň:
Currency A currency, "in circulation", from la, currens, -entis, literally meaning "running" or "traversing" in the most specific sense is money Money is any item or verifiable record that is generally accepted as payment for goods and services ...

Currency
reform causes riots in
Czechoslovakia , , yi, טשעכאסלאוואקיי, , common_name = Czechoslovakia , life_span = 1918–19391945–1992 , p1 = Austria-Hungary , image_p1 = , s1 = Czech Re ...

Czechoslovakia
. *
June 2 Events Pre-1600 * 455 – Sack of Rome (455), Sack of Rome: Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks. *1098 – First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ends as Crusader forces take the city; the second siege began five ...
Elizabeth II is crowned queen of the United Kingdom, at
Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic Gothic or Gothics may refer to: People and languages *Goths or Gothic people, the ethnonym of a group of East Germanic tribes ...

Westminster Abbey
. *
June 7 Events Pre-1600 * 421 – Emperor Theodosius II marries Aelia Eudocia at Istanbul, Constantinople (Byzantine Empire). * 879 – Pope John VIII recognizes the Duchy of Croatia under Duke Branimir of Croatia, Branimir as an independent s ...
Italian general election: the Christian Democracy (Italy), Christian Democracy party wins a plurality in both legislative houses. *
June 7 Events Pre-1600 * 421 – Emperor Theodosius II marries Aelia Eudocia at Istanbul, Constantinople (Byzantine Empire). * 879 – Pope John VIII recognizes the Duchy of Croatia under Duke Branimir of Croatia, Branimir as an independent s ...
-June 9, 9 – Flint–Worcester tornado outbreak sequence: A single storm-system spawns 46 tornadoes of various sizes, in 10 states from Colorado to Massachusetts, over 3 days, killing 246. * June 8 ** On the second day of the Flint–Worcester tornado outbreak sequence, a tornado kills 115 in Flint, Michigan; it will be the last to claim more than 100 lives, until the 2011 Joplin tornado. ** Austria and the
Soviet Union The Soviet Union,. officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. (USSR),. was a that spanned during its existence from 1922 to 1991. It was nominally a of multiple national ; in practice and were highly until its final years. The ...
open diplomatic relations. * June 9 ** On the third day of the Flint–Worcester tornado outbreak sequence, a tornado spawned from the same storm system as the Flint tornado the day before hits in Worcester, Massachusetts, killing 94. **
CIA The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA; ), known informally as "The Agency" and "The Company", is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the federal government of the United States The federal government of the United States (U.S. ...
Technical Services Staff head Sidney Gottlieb approves of the use of LSD in an MKUltra subproject. * June 13 – Hungarian Prime Minister Mátyás Rákosi is replaced by Imre Nagy. * June 16 – The
Soviet Union The Soviet Union,. officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. (USSR),. was a that spanned during its existence from 1922 to 1991. It was nominally a of multiple national ; in practice and were highly until its final years. The ...
and
Yugoslavia Yugoslavia (; sh, Jugoslavija / ; sl, Jugoslavija ; mk, Југославија ;; rup, Iugoslavia; hu, Jugoszlávia; Pannonian Rusyn Image:Novi Sad mayor office.jpg, 250px, Mayor office written in four official languages used in the ...

Yugoslavia
open diplomatic relations. * June 17 – Uprising of 1953 in East Germany, Workers' Uprising in East Germany: The
Soviet Union The Soviet Union,. officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. (USSR),. was a that spanned during its existence from 1922 to 1991. It was nominally a of multiple national ; in practice and were highly until its final years. The ...
orders a Division (military), division of troops into East Berlin to quell a rebellion. * June 18 ** Egypt declares itself a republic. ** Tachikawa air disaster: A United States Air Force Douglas C-124 Globemaster II crashes just after takeoff from Tachikawa Airfield near Tokyo, Japan, killing all 129 people on board in the worst air crash in history up to this time, and the first with a confirmed death toll exceeding 100. * June 19 ** Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing Prison in New York for conspiracy to commit espionage. ** The Baton Rouge bus boycott begins in the Southern United States. * June 30 ** The first Chevrolet Corvette is built at Flint, Michigan. ** The first roll-on/roll-off ferry crossing of the English Channel, Dover–Boulogne, takes place.


July

* July 3 – The first ascent of Nanga Parbat in the Pakistan Himalayas, the world's List of highest mountains, ninth highest mountain, is made by Austrian climber Hermann Buhl alone on the 1953 German–Austrian Nanga Parbat expedition, German–Austrian expedition. * July 4 – Strike action, Strikes and riots hit coal mining regions in Poland. * July 9 – The U.S. Treasury formally renames the Bureau of Internal Revenue; the new name (which had previously been used informally) is the Internal Revenue Service. * July 10 – The Soviet official newspaper ''
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has been deposed as head of the NKVD. * July 17 – The greatest recorded loss of United States midshipmen in a single event results from an USMC R4Q NROTC crash, aircraft crash near NAS Whiting Field. * July 23 – Howard Hawks's musical film ''Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953 film), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes'', starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, is released by 20th Century Fox in the United States. * July 26 ** Fidel Castro and his brother lead a disastrous assault on the Moncada Barracks, preliminary to the Cuban Revolution. ** The Short Creek raid is carried out on a polygynous Mormon sect in Arizona. * July 27 – The Korean War ends, with the Korean Armistice Agreement: The United Nations Command (Korea) (United States), People's Republic of China and North Korea sign an armistice agreement at Panmunjom, and the north remains Communism, communist, while the South Korea, south remains Capitalism, capitalist.


August

* August 5 – Operation Big Switch: Prisoners of war are repatriated to the United States after the Korean War. * August 8 ** Soviet prime minister Georgi Malenkov announces that the
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has a
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. ** The London Agreement on German External Debts is concluded, cancelling 50% of repayable war debt by the West Germany, Federal Republic of Germany to its creditors. * August 12 ** The 1953 Ionian earthquake of magnitude 7.2 totally devastates Cephalonia and most of the other Ionian Islands, in Greece's worst natural disaster in centuries. ** Soviet atomic bomb project: "Joe 4", the first Soviet thermonuclear weapon, is detonated at Semipalatinsk Test Site, Kazakh SSR. * August 13 – Four million workers go on strike in France to protest against austerity measures. * August 15–August 19, 19 – Cold War: 1953 Iranian coup d'état – Overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran, Mohammad Mosaddegh, by Iranian military in favour of strengthening the monarchical rule of the Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, with the support of the United States Central Intelligence Agency (as "Operation Ajax") and the United Kingdom. * August 17 – The first planning session of Narcotics Anonymous is held in Southern California (see October 5). * August 18 – The second of the Kinsey Reports, ''Sexual Behavior in the Human Female'', is published in the United States. * August 20 ** The French government ousts King Mohammed V of Morocco, and exiles him to Corsica. ** The United States returns to West Germany 382 ships it had captured during World War II. * August 25 – The French general strike ends.


September

* September 4 – The discovery of REM sleep is first published, by researchers Eugene Aserinsky and Nathaniel Kleitman. * September 5 – The United Nations rejects the
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's suggestion to accept the People's Republic of China as a member. * September 7 –
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becomes head of the Soviet Union, Soviet Central Committee. * September 12 – U.S. Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy marries Jacqueline Lee Bouvier at St. Mary's Church in Newport, Rhode Island. * September 23 – The Pact of Madrid is signed by Francoist Spain and the United States of America, ending a period of virtual isolation for Spain. * September 25 – The first German prisoners of war return from the
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to West Germany. * September 26 – Rationing of sugar ends in the UK.


October

* October – The UNIVAC 1103 is the first commercial computer to use random-access memory. * October 5 ** Earl Warren is appointed Chief Justice of the United States, by President
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. ** The first meeting of Narcotics Anonymous is held (the first planning session was held August 17). * October 6 – UNICEF, the United Nations Children's Fund, is made a permanent specialized agency of the United Nations. * October 9 ** West German federal election, 1953: Konrad Adenauer is re-elected as German chancellor. ** Fearing communist influence in British Guiana, the British Government suspends the constitution, declares a state of emergency, and militarily occupies the colony. * October 10 ** Roland (Monty) Burton wins the 1953 London to Christchurch air race, in under 23 hours flying time. ** The Mutual Defense Treaty Between the United States and the Republic of Korea is concluded in Washington, D.C. * October 12 – The play ''The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial'' opens at Plymouth Theatre, New York. * October 22 – Kingdom of Laos, Laos becomes independent from France. * October 23 – Alto Broadcasting System in the Philippines makes the first television broadcast in southeast Asia, through DZAQ-TV. Alto Broadcasting System is the predecessor of what will later become ABS-CBN Corporation. * October 30 – Cold War: U.S. President
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formally approves the top secret document of the United States National Security Council NSC 162/2, which states that the United States' arsenal of nuclear weapons must be maintained and expanded to counter the Communism, communist threat.


November

* November 5 – David Ben-Gurion resigns as prime minister of
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. * November 9 ** Kingdom of Cambodia (1953–70), Cambodia becomes independent from France. ** The Laotian Civil War begins between the Kingdom of Laos and the Pathet Lao, all the while resuming the First Indochina War against the French Army in a Two-front war. ** Saudi King Abdul Aziz Al-Saud dies. * November 20 ** The Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket, piloted by Scott Crossfield, becomes the first manned aircraft to reach Mach number, Mach 2. ** Authorities at the Natural History Museum, London announce that the Human skull, skull of Piltdown Man (allegedly an early human discovered in 1912) is a hoax. * November 20–November 22, 22 – First Indochina War: Operation Castor – In a massive airborne operation in Vietnam, French forces establish a base at Điện Biên Phủ. * November 21 – Puerto Williams is founded in Chile, as the southernmost settlement of the world. * November 25 – Match of the Century (1953 England v Hungary football match): The England national football team loses 6–3 to Hungary national football team, Hungary at Wembley Stadium (1923), Wembley Stadium, their first ever loss to a continental team at home. * November 29 – First Indochina War: Battle of Dien Bien Phu – French paratroopers consolidate their position at Điện Biên Phủ. * November 30 – Kabaka crisis: Mutesa II of Buganda, Edward Mutesa II, the ''Kabaka of Buganda, kabaka'' (king) of Buganda, is deposed and exiled to London by Andrew Cohen (colonial governor), Sir Andrew Benjamin Cohen, Governor of Uganda.


December

* December – Hugh Hefner publishes the first issue of ''Playboy'' magazine in the United States, featuring a centerfold nude photograph of Marilyn Monroe; it sells 54,175 copies at $.50 each. * December 2 – The United Kingdom and Iran reform diplomatic relations. * December 6 – With the NBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor Arturo Toscanini performs what he claims is his favorite Beethoven symphony, ''Symphony No. 3 (Beethoven), Eroica'', for the last time. The live performance is broadcast across the United States on radio, and later released on records and CD. * December 7 – A visit to Iran by American Vice President Richard Nixon sparks several days of riots, as a reaction to the August 19 overthrow of the government of Mohammed Mossadegh by the U.S.-backed Shah. Three students are shot dead by police in Tehran. This event becomes an annual commemoration. * December 8 – U.S. President
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delivers his ''Atoms for Peace'' address, to the United Nations General Assembly. * December 10 – Albert Schweitzer is given the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize. * December 17 – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approves color television (using the NTSC standard). * December 23 – The
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announces officially that
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has been executed. * December 24 – Tangiwai disaster: A railway bridge collapses at Tangiwai, New Zealand, sending a fully loaded passenger train into the Whangaehu River; 151 are killed. * December 25 – The Amami Islands are returned to Japan, after 8 years of United States military occupation. * December 30 – Ramon Magsaysay becomes the 7th President of the Philippines.


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* The Japanese 10 yen coin is issued with serrated edges for a 5-year period, beginning in 1953. All 10 yen coins since have had smooth edges. * Heavy massive rain, landslides, and flooding in western and southwestern Japan kill an estimated 2,566, and injure 9,433, mainly at Kizugawa, Wakayama, Wakayama, Wakayama, Kumamoto, and Kitakyushu (June–August). * Global meat packing industry JBS S.A., JBS is founded in Anapolis, Goias, Brazil. * China First Building Corporation, as predecessor part of China State Construction Engineering, founded in Beijing.


Births


January

*
January 1 January 1 or 1 January is the first day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 364 days remaining until the end of the year (365 in leap years). This day is known as New Year's Day since the day marks the beginning of the year. __TO ...
** Afonso Dhlakama, Mozambican politician (d. 2018) ** Gary Johnson, American businessman, politician and 29th Governor of New Mexico * January 2 – Vincent Racaniello, American virologist * January 4 – George Tenet, American Central Intelligence Agency director *
January 5 Events Pre-1600 *1477 – Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is defeated and killed in a conflict with René II, Duke of Lorraine; Duchy of Burgundy, Burgundy subsequently becomes part of France. 1601–1900 *1675 – Battle of Turckh ...
** Pamela Sue Martin, American actress ** Mike Rann, Australian politician *
January 6 Events Pre-1600 *1066 1066 (Roman numerals, MLXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar. Events By place England * January 5 – Edward the Confessor dies after a 24-year reign at London. The Witena ...
** Danny Pearson (musician), Danny Pearson, American singer (d. 2018) ** Malcolm Young, Australian musician (d. 2017) * January 8 – Bruce Sutter, American baseball player * January 10 ** Pat Benatar, American rock singer ** Bobby Rahal, American race car driver *
January 13 Events Pre-1600 *27BC – Augustus, Octavian transfers the state to the free disposal of the Senate and the people. He receives Spain, Gaul, and Syria as his province for ten years. *532 – The Nika riots break out, during the racing ...
– John Wake, English cricketer *
January 15 Events Pre-1600 * 69 – Otho Marcus Otho (; born Marcus Salvius Otho; 28 April 32 – 16 April 69) was for three months, from 15 January to 16 April 69. He was the second emperor of the . A member of a noble family, Otho was initi ...
** Kent Hovind, American creation science evangelist ** Randy White (American football), Randy White, American football player * January 16 – Robert Jay Mathews, American neo-Nazi, founder of the terrorist group ''The Order (white supremacist group), The Order'' (d. 1984) * January 18 ** B. K. Misra, Indian neurosurgeon ** László Simion, Romanian politician Hungarian nationalities UDMR. *
January 19 Events Pre-1600 *379 – Emperor Gratian elevates Theodosius I, Flavius Theodosius at Sirmium to ''Augustus (honorific), Augustus'', and gives him authority over all the eastern provinces of the Roman Empire. *649 – Conquest of Kucha: ...
** Desi Arnaz Jr., American actor and musician ** Richard Legendre, Canadian tennis player, politician *
January 20 Events Pre-1600 *250 __NOTOC__ Year 250 ( CCL) was a common year starting on TuesdayA common year starting on Tuesday is any non- leap year (i.e. a year with 365 days) that begins on Tuesday, 1 January, and ends on Tuesday, 31 December. ...
– Jeffrey Epstein, American financier and sex offender (d. 2019) * January 21 ** Paul Allen, American entrepreneur, co-founder of Microsoft (d. 2018) ** Glenn Kaiser, American Christian blues-rock, heavy metal, R&B singer-songwriter and guitarist *
January 22 Events Pre-1600 *613 __NOTOC__ Year 613 ( DCXIII) was a common year starting on MondayA common year starting on Monday is any non-leap year A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or bissextile year) is a calendar year that conta ...
** Myung-whun Chung, South Korean conductor, pianist ** Jim Jarmusch, American director * January 23 ** Dušan Nikolić, Yugoslav footballer (d. 2018) ** Robin Zander, American singer and guitarist * January 26 ** Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark, Secretary General of NATO ** Lucinda Williams, American singer-songwriter *
January 28 Events Pre-1600 * 98 – On the death of Nerva, Trajan is declared Roman emperor in Cologne, the seat of his government in lower Germany. *814 – The death of Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor, brings about the accession of h ...
– Colin Campbell (ice hockey, born 1953), Colin Campbell, Canadian ice hockey player, executive * January 29 ** Peter Baumann, German keyboard player, songwriter (''Tangerine Dream'') ** Paulin Bordeleau, Canadian ice hockey player ** Lynne McGranger, Australian actress ** Juan Paredes, Mexican boxer ** Pierre Jacob, Canadian politician (d. 2018) ** Louie Pérez, American singer-songwriter and guitarist ** Fred Riebeling, Australian politician ** Grażyna Szmacińska, Polish chess player ** Teresa Teng, Taiwanese singer (d. 1995) ** Yorie Terauchi, Japanese actress ** Hwang Woo-suk, South Korean veterinarian, academic *
January 31 Events Pre-1600 *314 __NOTOC__ Year 314 ( CCCXIV) was a common year starting on Friday A common year starting on Friday is any non-leap year A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or bissextile year) is a calendar year that con ...
– Sergei Ivanov, Russian first deputy prime minister and minister of defense


February

* February 2 – Duane Chapman, American bounty hunter * February 4 – Kitarō, Japanese New Age musician *
February 5 Events Pre-1600 * – in , Italy. * – , leader of a against the , declares himself emperor and establishes the .Volume 217 of ' recorded that An crowned himself emperor on the 1st day of the 1st month of the 1st year of the Zhide e ...
– Valerie Carter, American singer-songwriter (d. 2017) * February 7 – Dan Quisenberry, American baseball player (d. 1998) * February 8 – Mary Steenburgen, American actress * February 9 ** Ciarán Hinds, Irish actor ** Rick Wagoner, American automotive executive *
February 10 Events Pre-1600 * – : to the Mongols, bringing the to an end. * – In front of the high altar of Greyfriars Church in , murders , sparking the revolution in the . * – The breaks out in , England, leaving 63 scholars and pe ...
– June Jones, American quarterback, current NCAA Football head coach at Southern Methodist University *
February 11 Events Pre-1600 *660 BC The year 660 BC was a year of the Roman calendar, pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as year 94 ''Ab urbe condita'' . The denomination 660 BC for this year has been used since the early medi ...
– Jeb Bush, American politician, 43rd List of governors of Florida, Governor of Florida *
February 12 Events Pre-1600 *1404 Year 1404 ( MCDIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar The Julian calendar, proposed by Julius Caesar in , was a reform of the Roman calendar. It took e ...
– Nabil Shaban, Jordanian-British actor and writer * February 14 – Sergey Mironov, Russian statesman, Speaker of the Federation Council *
February 19 Events Pre-1600 * 197 – Emperor Septimius Severus defeats Roman usurper, usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies. *356 – The anti-paganism policy of Constantius II forbids the wo ...
**Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentine lawyer and politician, former President of Argentina (2007–2015) and Vice President of Argentina (2019–present) **Massimo Troisi, Italian actor, film director (d. 1994) * February 20 – Riccardo Chailly, Italian orchestral conductor * February 21 – William Petersen, American actor * February 22 – Geoffrey Perkins, British comedy producer, writer and actor (d. 2008) *
February 25 Events Pre-1600 * 138 – Roman emperor The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman Empire The Roman Empire ( la, Imperium Rōmānum ; grc-gre, Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων, Basileía tôn Rh ...
** José María Aznar, Prime Minister of Spain ** Martin Kippenberger, German artist * February 26 ** Lin Ching-hsuan, Taiwanese writer (d. 2019) ** Michael Bolton, American surburbia singer (''Time, Love and Tenderness'') * February 27 ** Ian Khama, 4th President of Botswana ** Yolande Moreau, Belgian actress, writer and director *
February 28 It is the last day of February February is the second month of the year in the and s. The month has 28 days in s or 29 in s, with the 29th day being called the ''leap day''. It is the first of five months not to have 31 days (the other ...
** Paul Krugman, American economist ** Ricky Steamboat, American professional wrestler ** Osmo Vänskä, Finnish orchestral conductor


March

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March 1 Events Pre-1600 *509 BC __NOTOC__ The year 509 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Republic The Roman Republic ( la, Rēs pūblica Rōmāna ) was a state of the , run through of the . Beginning with the of ...
– Richard Bruton, Irish politician, economist * March 2 ** Russell Feingold, U.S. Senator * March 3 ** Arthur Antunes Coimbra, Brazilian footballer, manager ** Robyn Hitchcock, British singer-songwriter ** Agustí Villaronga, Spanish filmmaker ** Zico (footballer), Zico, Brazilian footballer and coach * March 4 ** Emilio Estefan, Cuban percussionist ** Rose Laurens, French singer-songwriter (d. 2018) ** Kay Lenz, American actress ** Ray Price (rugby), Ray Price, Australian rugby player *
March 5 Events Pre-1600 * 363 – Roman emperor The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman Empire during the History of the Roman Empire, imperial period (starting in 27 BC). The emperors used a variety of different titles throughout hist ...
– Tokyo Sexwale, South African businessman, politician, anti-apartheid activist and political prisoner *
March 6 Events Pre-1600 *12 BCE __NOTOC__ Year 12 BC was either a , or or a (link will display the full calendar) of the (the sources differ, see for further information) and a of the . At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship ...
** Jan Kjærstad, Norwegian author ** Jacklyn Zeman, American actress * March 10 – Debbie Brill, Canadian high jumper * March 11 ** László Bölöni, Romanian footballer ** Bernie LaBarge, Canadian guitarist/vocalist * March 12 ** Carl Hiaasen, American author ** Ron Jeremy, American pornographic and straight actor, filmmaker and stand-up comedian ** Madhav Kumar Nepal, Nepalese politician *
March 14 Events Pre-1600 *1074 Year 1074 (Roman numerals, MLXXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. Events By place Byzantine Empire * Spring – Norman mercenari ...
– Johan Ullman, Swedish medical doctor, physicist and inventor * March 15 – Kumba Iala, Guinea-Bissauan politician, 3rd President of Guinea-Bissau (d. 2014) * March 16 ** Bryan Duncan, American Christian musician ** Isabelle Huppert, French actress ** Richard Stallman, American free software proponent *
March 17 Events Pre-1600 *45 BC __NOTOC__ Year 45 BC was either a common year starting on Thursday A common year starting on Thursday is any non-leap year A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or wikt:bissextile, bissextile year) is a c ...
– Filemon Lagman, Filipino revolutionary (d. 2001) *
March 18 Events Pre-1600 * 37 – Roman Senate annuls Tiberius Tiberius Caesar Augustus (; 16 November 42 BC – 16 March AD 37) was the second Roman emperor The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman Empire during the imperial period (s ...
– Takashi Yoshimatsu, Japanese composer *
March 19 Sometimes the March equinox falls on this date (mostly in Western Hemisphere countries), marking the vernal point in the Northern Hemisphere The Northern Hemisphere is the half of the Earth Earth is the third planet from the Sun ...
– Lenín Moreno, Ecuadorian politician, 44th President of Ecuador * March 20 – Sándor Csányi (banker), Sándor Csányi, Hungarian business executive, banker * March 23 – Chaka Khan, African-American soul singer (''I Feel For You'') * March 24 **Louie Anderson, American comedian **Mathias Richling, German comedian *
March 26 Events Pre-1600 * 590 – Emperor Maurice (emperor), Maurice proclaims his son Theodosius (son of Maurice), Theodosius as co-emperor of the Byzantine Empire. *1027 – Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor, Conrad II as Ho ...
** Lincoln Chafee, American politician ** Elaine Chao, American politician, wife of Senator Mitch McConnell * March 28 – Melchior Ndadaye, 4th President of Burundi (d. 1993)


April

* April 2 ** Jim Allister, Irish politician ** Rosemary Bryant Mariner, American naval aviator (d. 2019) * April 3 ** Sandra Boynton, American author, songwriter and illustrator ** Russ Francis, American football player ** James Smith (boxer), James Smith, American boxer * April 4 – Robert Bertrand, Canadian politician * April 6 – Andy Hertzfeld, American computer programmer * April 9 ** John Howard (singer-songwriter), John Howard, English singer-songwriter ** Stephen Paddock, American mass murderer (d. 2017) *
April 10 Events * – becomes the . Three years later, he would be deposed due to alleged heresy. * – makes its closest approach to Earth at a distance equal to 0.0342 (5.1 million kilometres/3.2 million miles). * – vis ...
** Sheila Andrews, American country music singer (d. 1984) ** Heiner Lauterbach, German actor * April 11 ** Guy Verhofstadt, Prime Minister of Belgium ** Andrew Wiles, British-born mathematician *
April 13 Events *1111 – Henry V, Holy Roman Emperor, Henry V is crowned Holy Roman Emperor. *1204 – Constantinople Sack of Constantinople, falls to the Crusaders of the Fourth Crusade, temporarily ending the Byzantine Empire. *1612 – ...
– Stephen Byers, English Labour Party politician, Secretary of State for Transport * April 14 – Eric Tsang, Hong Kong actor *
April 16 Events * AD 73 – Masada Masada ( he, מצדה ', "fortress") is an ancient fortification in the Southern District (Israel), Southern District of Israel situated on top of an isolated rock plateau, akin to a mesa. It is located on the e ...
** Geoffrey Oryema, Ugandan musician (d. 2018) ** Peter Garrett, Australian musician, politician ** J. Neil Schulman, American writer, activist *
April 17 Events *1080 Year 1080 ( MLXXX) was a leap year starting on WednesdayA leap year starting on Wednesday is any year with 366 days (i.e. it includes 29 February) that begins on Wednesday 1 January and ends on Thursday 31 December. Its domin ...
– Linda Martin, Irish singer, television presenter and Eurovision Song Contest 1992 winner * April 18 – Rick Moranis, Canadian actor (''Second City Television'') * April 19 – Ruby Wax, American-born British-based performer *
April 20 Events *1303 – The Sapienza University of Rome is instituted by a papal bull, bull of Pope Boniface VIII. *1453 – Three Genoese galleys and a Byzantine Empire, Byzantine blockade runner fight their way through an Ottoman blockading ...
– Sebastian Faulks, British novelist * April 22 – Juhani Komulainen, Finnish composer * April 24 ** Eric Bogosian, American actor, playwright, monologist and novelist ** Tim Woodward, English actor *
April 25 Events *404 BC __NOTOC__ Year 404 BC was a year of the Roman calendar, pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Tribunate of Volusus, Cossus, Fidenas, Ambustus, Maluginensis and Rutilus (or, less frequently, y ...
– Ron Clements, American animation director, producer * April 28 ** Roberto Bolaño, Chilean author (d. 2003) ** Kim Gordon, American rock musician * April 29 ** Nikolai Budarin, Russian cosmonaut ** Bill Drummond, South African-born British artist and musician (The KLF, K Foundation etc.) * April 30 – Merrill Osmond, American pop singer


May

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May 2 Events Pre-1600 *1194 – King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. *1230 – William de Braose (died 1230), William de Braose is hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great. *1536 – Anne Boleyn, Queen consort ...
** Valery Gergiev, Russian-Ossetian conductor ** Jamaal Wilkes, American basketball player * May 3 – Ibrahim Zakzaky, Nigerian Shia, Shia-Islam cleric * May 4 – Salman Hashimikov, Soviet Union, Soviet Wrestling weight classes, heavyweight sport wrestling, wrestler *
May 5 This day marks the approximate midpoint of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the March equinox). Events Pre-1600 * – The begins. * – Rebel barons renounce their al ...
– Dieter Zetsche, German auto executive * May 6 ** Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom ** Graeme Souness, Scottish footballer, manager ** Lynn Whitfield, African-American actress * May 7 – Ian McKay, British soldier, (Victoria Cross, VC recipient) (d. 1982) * May 8 ** Billy Burnette, American musician ** Alex Van Halen, Dutch-born American rock musician *
May 11 Events Pre-1600 * 330 – Constantinople la, Constantinopolis ota, قسطنطينيه , alternate_name = Byzantion (earlier Greek name), Nova Roma ("New Rome"), Miklagard/Miklagarth (), Tsargrad (), Qustantiniya (), Basileuousa ("Quee ...
– David Gest, American entertainer, producer and television personality (d. 2016) * May 14 ** Michael Hebranko, American exemplar of morbid/mortal obesity (d. 2013) ** Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia *
May 15 Events Pre-1600 * 221 – Liu Bei Liu Bei (, ; ; 161 – Summer 223), courtesy name Xuande (), was a warlord in the late Eastern Han dynasty who founded the state of Shu Han in the Three Kingdoms period and became its first ruler. Tho ...
** George Brett, American Major League Baseball player ** Mike Oldfield, English composer (''Tubular Bells'') * May 16 ** Pierce Brosnan, Irish actor ** Richard Page (musician), Richard Page, American musician * May 17 – Luca Prodan, Italian–Scottish musician and singer (d. 1987) * May 19 – Victoria Wood, English comic performer (d. 2016) * May 20 – Robert Doyle, Australian politician * May 21 – Jim Devine, British politician * May 23 – Agathe Uwilingiyimana, 4th Prime Minister of Rwanda (d. 1994) * May 24 – Alfred Molina, English actor * May 26 ** Kay Hagan, American lawyer, banking executive and politician (d. 2019) ** Michael Portillo, English politician *
May 29 Events Pre-1600 * 363 – The Roman emperor The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman Empire The Roman Empire ( la, Imperium Rōmānum ; grc-gre, Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων, Basileía tôn Rhōmaíōn) was t ...
** Aleksandr Abdulov, Russian actor (d. 2008) ** Danny Elfman, American composer * May 30 – Colm Meaney, Irish actor * May 31 – Kathie Sullivan, American singer


June

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June 1 Events Pre-1600 *1215 Year 1215 ( MCCXV) was a common year starting on Thursday A common year starting on Thursday is any non-leap year A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or wikt:bissextile, bissextile year) is a calendar yea ...
** David Berkowitz, American serial killer ** Diana Canova, American actress, adjunct professor *
June 2 Events Pre-1600 * 455 – Sack of Rome (455), Sack of Rome: Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks. *1098 – First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ends as Crusader forces take the city; the second siege began five ...
** Keith Allen (actor), Keith Allen, British actor ** Cornel West, African-American philosopher, political activist, social critic, author * June 3 – Erland Van Lidth De Jeude, Dutch-born wrestler, opera singer and actor (d. 1987) * June 4 ** Paul De Meo, American screenwriter, producer (d. 2018) ** Susumu Ojima, Japanese entrepreneur * June 5 – Kathleen Kennedy (producer), Kathleen Kennedy, American film producer *
June 7 Events Pre-1600 * 421 – Emperor Theodosius II marries Aelia Eudocia at Istanbul, Constantinople (Byzantine Empire). * 879 – Pope John VIII recognizes the Duchy of Croatia under Duke Branimir of Croatia, Branimir as an independent s ...
** Johnny Clegg, South African Zulu musician and anthropologist (d. 2019) ** Dougie Donnelly, Scottish television broadcaster * June 8 – Ivo Sanader, 8th Prime Minister of Croatia * June 10 – John Edwards, American politician * June 11 ** Peter Bergman, American actor ** Barbara Minty, American model * June 12 – Michael Donovan, Canadian voice actor * June 13 ** Tim Allen, American actor, comedian (''Home Improvement (TV series), Home Improvement'') ** Atso Almila, Finnish conductor, composer *June 14 – Hana Laszlo, Israeli actress and comedian *June 15 **Antonia Rados, Austrian television journalist **Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of the People's Republic of China * June 19 – Ken Davitian, Armenian–American actor, comedian and restaurateur * June 20 – Ulrich Mühe, German actor (d. 2007) * June 21 – Benazir Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan (d. 2007) * June 22 ** Wim Eijk, Dutch archbishop ** Cyndi Lauper, American singer (''Girls Just Wanna Have Fun'') * June 23 ** Armen Sarkissian, 4th President of Armenia ** Steven Scarborough, American gay pornographic film director ** Pake McEntire, American country music artist * June 24 **Vanessa Campbell, American actor, singer **Ivo Lill, Estonian artist * June 26 ** James Wong (footballer), James Wong, Malaysian footballer ** Kristján L. Möller, Icelandic politician ** Wee Choo Keong, Malaysian politician ** Neil Record, British businessman, author and economist * June 27 ** Hartmut Flöckner, German swimmer ** Efraín Morales Sánchez, Mexican politician ** Kem Sokha, Cambodian politician, activist * June 29 ** Dorin Dănilă, Romanian admiral ** Don Dokken, American rock singer, musician ** Colin Hay, Scottish-born Australian singer-songwriter (''Men at Work'') ** Lonnie Nielsen, American professional golfer ** Ivan Malakhov, Russian politician * June 30 – Joan Lin, Taiwanese actress


July

* July 1 ** Pat Donovan, American football offensive lineman ** Lawrence Gonzi, 11th Prime Minister of Malta ** David Gulpilil, Australian traditional dancer and actor ** Mike Haynes (cornerback), Mike Haynes, American football player ** Jadranka Kosor, Croatian politician ** Nasir Ali Mamun, Bengali portrait photographer ** Sangay Ngedup, Prime Minister of Bhutan ** Mohammad Tofiq Rahim, Iraqi Kurdish politician ** Alan Sunderland, English footballer * July 2 – Nacer Sandjak, Algerian footballer and manager * July 3 ** Lotta Sollander, Swedish alpine skier ** Les Strong, English association footballer * July 4 ** Wong Siu-yee, Hong Kong politician ** Santiago Formoso, Spanish-American soccer defender * July 6 ** Nanci Griffith, American folk singer-songwriter ** Mike Riley, American football head coach ** Marcela Váchová, Czech artistic gymnast * July 7 – Eleri Rees, Welsh judge * July 9 ** François Diederich, Luxembourgish chemist ** Peter Land, New Zealand actor, singer * July 10 ** Rik Emmett, Canadian singer-songwriter and lead guitarist (''Triumph (band), Triumph'') ** Édouard Guillaud, French admiral * July 11 ** Angélica Aragón, Mexican actress ** Leon Spinks, African-American boxer (d. 2021) ** Mindy Sterling, American actress ** Wu Shu-chen, Taiwanese politician ** Piyasvasti Amranand, Thailand's Energy Minister * July 12 – Alessi Brothers, American pop rock singer-songwriter duo * July 13 ** Gil Birmingham, Native American actor ** David Thompson (basketball), David Thompson, American basketball player * July 14 ** Bebe Buell, American model and singer ** Katsuya Okada, Japanese politician * July 15 ** Sultanah Haminah, Malaysian royal consort ** Mohamad Shahrum Osman, Malaysian politician ** Jean-Bertrand Aristide, President of Haiti ** Raisul Islam Asad, Bangladeshi actor ** Mila Pivnicki, wife of Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney ** Neda Arnerić, Serbian film actress (d. 2020) * July 16 – Ahmad Fuad Ismail, Malaysian politician; 9th mayor of Kuala Lumpur * July 17 – Nuria Bages, Mexican actress * July 19 ** :pt:Paula Saldanha, Paula Saldanha, Brazilian journalist, presenter, writer, illustrator and environmentalist ** Pasquale Valentini, Sammarinese politician ** Shōichi Nakagawa, Japanese politician (d. 2009) * July 21 ** Jeff Fatt, Australian musician, former member of The Wiggles ** Sylvia Chang, Taiwanese actress * July 23 – Najib Abdul Razak, 6th Prime Minister of Malaysia * July 24 ** Tadashi Kawamata, Japanese contemporary artist ** Claire McCaskill, U.S. Senator * July 25 ** Tim Gunn, American fashion expert ** Robert Zoellick, American public official and lawyer * July 26 – Robert Phillips (guitarist), American classical guitarist * July 27 – Yahoo Serious, Australian filmmaker * July 29 ** Ken Burns, American documentary filmmaker ** Geddy Lee, Canadian rock musician (Rush (band), Rush) * July 31 ** Tōru Furuya, Japanese voice actor ** James Read, American actor


August

* August 1 ** Robert Cray, American musician ** Steven Krasner, American sportswriter * August 2 – Butch Patrick, American child actor and musician * August 3 – Randy Scruggs, American music producer, songwriter and guitarist (d. 2018) * August 4 – Antonio Tajani, Italian politician, President of the European Parliament * August 5 ** Rick Mahler, American baseball player (d. 2005) ** David J. Sugarbaker, American physician (d. 2018) * August 7 – Lesley Nicol (actress), Lesley Nicol, English actress * August 8 ** Lloyd Austin, 28th United States Secretary of Defense ** Nigel Mansell, English 1992 Formula 1 world champion * August 9 – Jean Tirole, French Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, Nobel Prize-winning economist * August 10 – Richard Cansino, American voice actor * August 11 – Hulk Hogan, American professional wrestler * August 12 ** Carlos Mesa, President of Bolivia ** Teddi Siddall, American actress (d. 2018) * August 14 ** Cliff Johnson (game designer), Cliff Johnson, American game designer ** James Horner, American film composer (d. 2015) * August 15 ** Wolfgang Hohlbein, German writer of science fiction, fantasy and horror fiction ** Martin Manley, American sports writer and Efficiency (basketball)#NBA, statistician (d. 2013) ** Carol Thatcher, English television personality ** Sir Mark Thatcher, English businessman * August 16 – Kathie Lee Gifford, American singer and actress * August 17 ** Noni Hazlehurst, Australian actress and presenter ** Herta Müller, German Nobel Prize in Literature, Nobel Prize-winning writer * August 18 – Louie Gohmert, American politician * August 19 – Benoît Régent, French actor (d. 1994) * August 20 ** Peter Horton, American actor and director ** Mike Jackson (Texas politician), Mike Jackson, member of the Texas Senate * August 21 – Géza Szőcs, Hungarian poet and politician * August 24 – Ron Holloway, American tenor saxophonist * August 26 ** Edward Lowassa, 8th Prime Minister of Tanzania ** Pat Sharkey, Irish footballer * August 27 ** Alex Lifeson, Canadian rock musician (Rush (band), Rush) ** Peter Stormare, Swedish actor * August 29 – James Quesada, Nicaraguan-born anthropologist * August 30 ** Robin Harris, American comedian and actor (d. 1990) ** Robert Parish, American basketball player * August 31 ** György Károly, Hungarian author (d. 2018) ** Marcia Clark, American prosecutor, author, television correspondent and television producer


September

* September 2 – John Zorn, American musician * September 4 ** Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, African-American actor ** Fatih Terim, Turkish footballer and manager * September 6 – Anne Lockhart (actress), Anne Lockhart, American actress * September 7 – Mammootty, Indian actor * September 8 – Stu Ungar, American poker player (d. 1998) * September 10 – Amy Irving, American actress * September 11 ** Renée Geyer, Australian singer ** Tommy Shaw, American guitarist and singer ** Lesley Visser, American sportscaster and journalist * September 12 ** Nan Goldin, American photographer ** Stephen Sprouse, American fashion designer, artist and photographer (d. 2004) * September 13 ** Ann Dusenberry, American film actress ** Doug Worgul, American novelist * September 14 – Harold Covington, American political activist (d. 2018) * September 17 – Altaf Hussain (Pakistani politician), Altaf Hussain, Pakistani politician * September 18 – Betsy Boze, American dean and CEO, Kent State University at Stark * September 19 – Probal Dasgupta, Indian linguist and Esperantist * September 20 ** Steve Tom, American actor ** Ricci Martin, American musician and singer (d. 2016) * September 21 ** Andrew Heermans, American musician, recording engineer, music producer ** Kevin Tamati, New Zealand rugby league player * September 22 ** Ségolène Royal, French politician ** David Wohl (actor), David Wohl, American television and film actor * September 23 – Alexey Maslov, commander-in-chief of the Russian Ground Forces * September 27 – Greg Ham, Australian rock musician (Men at Work) * September 29 ** Denis Potvin, Canadian Hall of Fame hockey player ** Randy West, American radio personality and game show announcer * September 30 – Deborah Allen, American singer


October

* October 1 ** Grete Waitz, Norwegian athlete (d. 2011) ** Klaus Wowereit, German politician * October 2 – Brandon Wilson, American author and explorer * October 4 – Kerry Sherman, American actress * October 7 – Tico Torres, American Drummer (Bon Jovi) * October 9 – Tony Shalhoub, American actor * October 10 – Midge Ure, Scottish musician, singer-songwriter and producer * October 12 ** Les Dennis, British comedian and television presenter ** Serge Lepeltier, French politician * October 14 ** Greg Evigan, American actor ** Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer, actress, writer * October 15 ** Tito Jackson, African-American singer and guitarist (The Jackson 5) ** Larry Miller (comedian), Larry Miller, American actor and comedian * October 16 ** Paulo Roberto Falcão, Brazilian footballer and manager ** Martha Smith, American model and actress * October 20 – Bill Nunn, African-American actor (d. 2016) * October 21 ** Charlotte Caffey, American guitarist and songwriter ** Keith Green, American-born Christian piano player (d. 1982) ** Peter Mandelson, British politician and member of the United Kingdom Labour Party, Labour Party ** Hugh Wolff, American orchestral conductor * October 22 – Loyiso Nongxa, South African Mathematics, mathematician * October 24 ** Christoph Daum, German footballer and manager ** Steven Hatfill, American physician, virologist and bio-weapons expert ** David Wright (British musician), David Wright, British composer and producer, co-founder of AD Music * October 26 – Keith Strickland, American musician (The B-52's) * October 27 ** Paul Alcock, English football referee (d. 2018) ** Peter Firth, British actor ** Robert Picardo, American actor * October 29 ** Lorelei King, American-born actress ** Batton Lash, American comic book writer and artist (d. 2019) * October 31 – Michael J. Anderson, American actor


November

* November 1 **Darrell Issa, American businessman and Congressman ** Susan Tse, Hong Kong actress and opera singer ** Bruce Poliquin, American politician * November 2 – Tom Lyle, American comics artist (d. 2019) * November 3 **Koji Horaguchi, Japanese rugby union player (d. 1999) ** Dennis Miller, American comedian and radio host ** Kate Capshaw, American actress * November 4 ** Carlos Gutierrez, American politician ** Peter Lord, British film producer and director ** Van Stephenson, American singer-songwriter (d. 2001) * November 5 – Florentino V. Floro, Filipino dwarf judge * November 7 – Ottfried Fischer, German actor and Kabarett artist * November 8 – John Musker, American animation director * November 11 ** Andy Partridge, British musician and frontman of the band XTC ** Harley Venton, American actor * November 13 ** Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico (2018—present) ** Waswo X. Waswo, American photographer ** Diana Weston, Canadian-born English screen actress ** Mokhtar Dahari, Malaysian footballer (d. 1991) * November 14 – Dominique de Villepin, Prime Minister of France * November 15 – Alexander O'Neal, American singer * November 16 – Griff Rhys Jones, Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter * November 18 ** Jan Kuehnemund, American guitarist (Vixen (band), Vixen) (d. 2013) ** Alan Moore, English writer and magician ** Kevin Nealon, American actor and comedian ** Kath Soucie, American actress and voice actress * November 19 ** Robert Beltran, American actor ** Tom Villard, American actor (d. 1994) * November 23 – Francis Cabrel, French singer * November 24 ** Glenn Withrow, American actress ** Tod Machover, American composer * November 25 – Graham Eadie, Australian rugby league player * November 27 ** Steve Bannon, American political figure ** Richard Stone (composer), Richard Stone, American composer (d. 2001) ** Boris Grebenshchikov, Soviet and Russian rock musician ** Curtis Armstrong, American actor ** Lyle Mays, American jazz pianist and composer (d. 2020) * November 28 – Pamela Hayden, American voice actress * November 29 **Alex Grey, American artist ** Vlado Kreslin, Slovenian singer ** Christine Pascal, French actress, director and screenwriter (d. 1996) ** Rosemary West, British serial killer ** Moshe Ivgy, Moroccan-born Israeli actor * November 30 – June Pointer, American singer (The Pointer Sisters) (d. 2006)


December

* December 2 – Joel Fuhrman, American certified family physician * December 6 **Geoff Hoon, British Labour Party politician **Tom Hulce, American actor and theater producer **Gary Ward (outfielder), Gary Ward, American baseball player * December 8 ** Kim Basinger, American actress and fashion model ** Norman G. Finkelstein, American political scientist ** Sam Kinison, American comedian (d. 1992) * December 9 ** John Malkovich, American actor and film director ** Hiromitsu Ochiai, Japanese baseball player and manager * December 11 ** Richard Carter (actor), Richard Carter, Australian actor (d. 2019) ** Thampi Kannanthanam, Indian film director, screenwriter, producer and actor (d. 2018) * December 13 ** Ben Bernanke, American economist, Federal Reserve System chairman ** Bob Gainey, Canadian hockey player ** Pat Torpey, American drummer (Mr. Big (American band), Mr. Big) (d. 2018) * December 14 **Gail Matthius, American actress, voice actress and comedian **Vangelis Meimarakis, Greek lawyer and politician, 4th Minister for National Defence (Greece), Greek Minister for National Defence * December 16 – Héctor Timerman, Argentine journalist and politician (d. 2018) * December 17 ** Ikue Mori, Japanese drummer, composer and graphic designer ** Bill Pullman, American actor * December 18 ** Kevin Beattie, English footballer (d. 2018) ** Khas-Magomed Hadjimuradov, Chechen bard * December 21 – András Schiff, Hungarian concert pianist and conductor * December 22 ** David Leisner, American guitarist and composer ** Bern Nadette Stanis, African-American actress * December 23 ** Nuria Bages, Mexican stage and television actress ** Marián Geišberg, Slovak actor (d. 2018) ** Martha Wash, American singer-songwriter, actress and producer * December 24 – Timothy Carhart, American actor * December 26 ** Leonel Fernández, President of the Dominican Republic ** Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Estonian politician, 4th President of Estonia * December 27 – Gina Lopez, Filipino environmentalist and philanthropist (d. 2019) * December 28 ** Richard Clayderman, French pianist ** Tatsumi Fujinami, Japanese professional wrestler * December 29 ** Thomas Bach, 9th President of the International Olympic Committee ** Stanley Williams, American gang member (d. 2005) * December 30 ** Dana Key, American Christian musician, guitarist and preacher (''DeGarmo and Key'') (d. 2010) ** Meredith Vieira, American journalist and game show host * December 31 ** James Remar, American actor ** Michael Hedges, American composer and guitarist (d. 1997)


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*Julieta Egurrola, Mexican actress. * Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, 6th President of Mauritania (d. 2017) * Lan Jun, Chinese politician


Deaths


January

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January 1 January 1 or 1 January is the first day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 364 days remaining until the end of the year (365 in leap years). This day is known as New Year's Day since the day marks the beginning of the year. __TO ...
** Maksim Purkayev, Soviet general (b. 1894) **
Hank Williams Hiram "Hank" Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century, he recorded 35 single ...
, American singer-songwriter and musician (b. 1923) * January 2 – Guccio Gucci, founder of Gucci (b. 1881) * January 4 ** Arthur Hoyt, American actor (b. 1874) ** Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu, Japanese prince (b. 1902) *
January 5 Events Pre-1600 *1477 – Battle of Nancy: Charles the Bold is defeated and killed in a conflict with René II, Duke of Lorraine; Duchy of Burgundy, Burgundy subsequently becomes part of France. 1601–1900 *1675 – Battle of Turckh ...
– Mitchell Hepburn, Canadian politician, 11th Premier of Ontario (b. 1896) *
January 7 Events Pre-1600 *49 BC __NOTOC__ Year 49 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Lentulus and Marcellus (or, less frequently, year 705 ''Ab urbe condita 300px, Antoni ...
**Henry Diesen, Norwegian admiral (b. 1883) **Martin and Osa Johnson, Osa Johnson, American adventurer and documentary filmmaker (b. 1894) * January 8 – Charles Edward Merriam, American political scientist (b. 1874) *
January 9 Events Pre-1600 * 681 – Twelfth Council of ToledoThe Twelfth Council of Toledo was initiated on 9 January 681 by the new King Erwig. One of its first actions was to release the population from the laws of Wamba and recognise Erwig, a ...
– Madame le Corbeau (Marguerite Pitre), Canadian murderer (b. 1909) (hanged) *
January 13 Events Pre-1600 *27BC – Augustus, Octavian transfers the state to the free disposal of the Senate and the people. He receives Spain, Gaul, and Syria as his province for ten years. *532 – The Nika riots break out, during the racing ...
– Edward Marsh (polymath), Sir Edward Marsh, English polymath and civil servant (b. 1872) * January 16 – Israel Goldstine, New Zealand lawyer and politician (b. 1898) * January 21 – Mary Mannering, early 20th century English stage actress (b. 1876) *
January 28 Events Pre-1600 * 98 – On the death of Nerva, Trajan is declared Roman emperor in Cologne, the seat of his government in lower Germany. *814 – The death of Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor, brings about the accession of h ...
– James Scullin, 9th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1876) * January 29 – Reginald Wingate, Sir Reginald Wingate, British army general and colonial administrator (b. 1861) * January 30 – Lionel Belmore, English actor (b. 1867)


February

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February 1 Events Pre-1600 *1327 Year 1327 (Roman numerals, MCCCXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. Events January–December * January 25 – The 14-year-old Edw ...
– William Sydney Marchant, British colonial official (b. 1894) * February 2 – Alan Curtis (American actor), Alan Curtis, American actor (b. 1909) *
February 5 Events Pre-1600 * – in , Italy. * – , leader of a against the , declares himself emperor and establishes the .Volume 217 of ' recorded that An crowned himself emperor on the 1st day of the 1st month of the 1st year of the Zhide e ...
– Iuliu Maniu, 32nd Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1873) * February 9 – Cecil Hepworth, English director (b. 1874) *
February 12 Events Pre-1600 *1404 Year 1404 ( MCDIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar The Julian calendar, proposed by Julius Caesar in , was a reform of the Roman calendar. It took e ...
– Hal Colebatch, Australian politician (b. 1872) *
February 19 Events Pre-1600 * 197 – Emperor Septimius Severus defeats Roman usurper, usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum, the bloodiest battle between Roman armies. *356 – The anti-paganism policy of Constantius II forbids the wo ...
** Nobutake Kondō, Japanese admiral (b. 1886) ** Richard Rushall, British businessman (b. 1864) * February 20 – Francesco Saverio Nitti, Italian economist and political figure, 24th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1868) * February 21 – Konrad Krafft von Dellmensingen, Bavarian general (b. 1862) * February 23 – Sir Cecil Hunter-Rodwell, British colonial administrator (b. 1874) * February 24 – Gerd von Rundstedt, German field marshal (b. 1875) *
February 25 Events Pre-1600 * 138 – Roman emperor The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman Empire The Roman Empire ( la, Imperium Rōmānum ; grc-gre, Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων, Basileía tôn Rh ...
– Sergei Winogradsky, Russian scientist (b. 1856) * February 27 – Paul Hurst (actor), Paul Hurst, American actor (b. 1888)


March

* March 2 – James Lightbody, American middle-distance runner (b. 1882) * March 3 – James J. Jeffries, American boxing champion (b. 1875) *
March 5 Events Pre-1600 * 363 – Roman emperor The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman Empire during the History of the Roman Empire, imperial period (starting in 27 BC). The emperors used a variety of different titles throughout hist ...
** Herman J. Mankiewicz, American writer and producer (b. 1897) ** Sergei Prokofiev, Soviet and Russian composer (b. 1891) **
Joseph Stalin ( – 5 March 1953) was a Georgians, Georgian revolutionary and Soviet political leader who governed the Soviet Union from 1924 until his death in 1953. He held power both as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1922–1952 ...
, Soviet leader (b. 1878) * March 7 – Edward Sedgwick, American director (b. 1892) *
March 13 Events Pre-1600 *1567 __NOTOC__ Year 1567 ( MDLXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday A common year starting on Wednesday is any non-leap year A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or wikt:bissextile, bissextile year) i ...
– Johan Laidoner, Commander-in-chief of the Estonian Army (b. 1884) *
March 14 Events Pre-1600 *1074 Year 1074 (Roman numerals, MLXXIV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. Events By place Byzantine Empire * Spring – Norman mercenari ...
– Klement Gottwald, 5th List of presidents of Czechoslovakia, President of Czechoslovakia (b. 1896) * March 15 – Carl Stockdale, American actor (b. 1874) * March 20 – Graciliano Ramos, Brazilian writer (b. 1892) * March 21 – Toni Wolff, Swiss psychoanalyst (b. 1888) * March 23 ** Raoul Dufy, French painter (b. 1875) ** Oskar Luts, Estonian writer and playwright (b. 1887) * March 24 ** Mary of Teck, Queen Mary, consort of George V, George V of the United Kingdom (b. 1867) ** Paul Couturier, French priest (b. 1881) * March 28 – Jim Thorpe, Native-American athlete and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1887) * March 31 – Ivan Lebedeff, Russian actor (b. 1895)


April

* April 2 ** Jean Epstein, French film director (b. 1897) ** Hugo Sperrle, German field marshal (b. 1885) * April 4 ** King Carol II of Romania (b. 1893) ** Rachilde, French author (b. 1860) * April 9 ** Eddie Cochems, American father of the forward pass in football (b. 1877) ** Hans Reichenbach, German philosopher (b. 1891) ** Stanisław Wojciechowski, 2nd President of the Republic of Poland (b. 1869) * April 11 ** Boris Kidrič, 1st Prime Minister of Slovenia (b. 1912) ** Kid Nichols, American baseball player (Boston Braves (baseball), Boston Braves) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1869) *
April 20 Events *1303 – The Sapienza University of Rome is instituted by a papal bull, bull of Pope Boniface VIII. *1453 – Three Genoese galleys and a Byzantine Empire, Byzantine blockade runner fight their way through an Ottoman blockading ...
– Erich Weinert, German writer, member of the Communist Party of Germany (b. 1890) * April 27 – Maud Gonne, English-born Irish republican revolutionary, memoirist; spouse of John MacBride (b. 1866) * April 29 – Alice Prin, French artists' model (b. 1901)


May

* May 1 – Everett Shinn, American painter (b. 1876) * May 8 – Anna Rüling, German journalist, "the first known lesbian activist" (b. 1880) * May 16 ** Nicolae Rădescu, Romanian military officer and statesman, 45th Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1874) ** Django Reinhardt, Belgian jazz musician (b. 1910) * May 19 – Dámaso Berenguer, Spanish soldier and Prime Minister (b. 1873) * May 21 – Ernst Zermelo, German logician and mathematician (b. 1871) * May 27 – Jesse Burkett, American baseball player (Cleveland Spiders) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1868) *
May 29 Events Pre-1600 * 363 – The Roman emperor The Roman emperor was the ruler of the Roman Empire The Roman Empire ( la, Imperium Rōmānum ; grc-gre, Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων, Basileía tôn Rhōmaíōn) was t ...
– Man Mountain Dean, American professional wrestler (b. 1891) * May 30 – Dooley Wilson, American actor (b. 1886) * May 31 – Vladimir Tatlin, Soviet and Russian painter and architect (b. 1885)


June

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June 1 Events Pre-1600 *1215 Year 1215 ( MCCXV) was a common year starting on Thursday A common year starting on Thursday is any non-leap year A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or wikt:bissextile, bissextile year) is a calendar yea ...
– Alex James (footballer), Alex James, Scottish football (soccer) player (b. 1901) * June 5 ** William Farnum, American actor (b. 1876) ** Bill Tilden, American tennis champion (b. 1893) ** Roland Young, English actor (b. 1887) * June 9 – Godfrey Tearle, American actor (b. 1884) * June 15 – Henry Scattergood, American cricketer (b. 1877) * June 18 – René Fonck, French aviator, top Allied World War I Flying Ace (b. 1894) * June 19 ** Harold Cazneaux, Australian photographer (b. 1878) ** Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, American communist spies (b. 1918 and 1915, respectively) (executed on same day) ** Norman Ross, American Olympic swimmer (b. 1896) * June 22 – Bill Lange (coach), Bill Lange, American sports coach (b. 1897) * June 23 – Albert Gleizes, French artist and theoretician (b. 1881) * June 30 – Elsa Beskow, Swedish author and illustrator of children's books (b. 1874)


July

* July 1 – Totius (poet), Totius, Afrikaans poet (b. 1877) * July 9 – Annie Kenney, British working-class suffragette (b. 1879) * July 11 – Oliver Campbell, American tennis player (b. 1871) * July 12 – Herbert Rawlinson, English actor (b. 1885) * July 15 – John Christie (murderer), John Christie, English serial killer (b. 1899) (hanged) * July 16 – Hilaire Belloc, French-born British writer and historian (b. 1870) * July 17 – Maude Adams, American actress (b. 1872) * July 20 – Dumarsais Estimé, 30th President of Haiti (b. 1900) * July 26 – Nikolaos Plastiras, Greek general and Prime Minister of Greece, Prime Minister (b. 1883) * July 29 – Richard Pearse, Richard William Pearse, New Zealand airplane pioneer (b. 1877) * July 31 – Robert A. Taft, American politician, United States Senate Majority Leader (b. 1889)


August

* August 1 – Jānis Mendriks, Soviet Roman Catholic priest (b. 1907) * August 11 – Tazio Nuvolari, Italian racing driver (b. 1892) * August 15 – Ludwig Prandtl, German physicist (b. 1875) * August 22 – Jim Tabor, American baseball player (b. 1916) * August 25 – Jessie Aspinall, Australian doctor, first female junior medical resident at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (b. 1880) * August 30 ** Gaetano Merola, Italian conductor (b. 1881) ** Maurice Nicoll, British psychiatrist (b. 1884)


September

* September 2 – General Jonathan M. Wainwright (general), Jonathan Wainwright, American Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1883) * September 5 – Francis Ford (actor), Francis Ford, American actor and director (b. 1881) **Richard Walther Darré, Nazi SS General (b. 1895) * September 7 – Nobuyuki Abe, Japanese Prime Minister and military leader (b. 1875) * September 8 – Fred M. Vinson, Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1890) * September 12 ** Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer (b. 1884) ** Lewis Stone, American actor (b. 1879) * September 13 – Mary Brewster Hazelton, American painter (b. 1868) * September 15 – Erich Mendelsohn, German architect (b. 1887) * September 17 – Wenxiu, consort of China's last emperor Puyi (b. 1909) * September 24 – Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart, 17th Duke of Alba, Spanish aristocrat (born 1878) * September 26 – Xu Beihong, Chinese painter (b. 1895) * September 27 – Hans Fritzsche, German Nazi senior official, one of only three acquitted at the Nuremberg trials (b. 1900) * September 28 – Edwin Hubble, American astronomer (b. 1889) * September 30 ** Robert Mawdesley, British stage and radio actor (b. 1900) ** Lewis Fry Richardson, English mathematician, physicist, meteorologist, psychologist and pacifist (b. 1881)


October

* October 3 – Arnold Bax, English composer (b. 1887) * October 6 – Porter Hall, American actor (b. 1888) * October 8 ** Nigel Bruce, British character actor (b. 1895) ** Kathleen Ferrier, British contralto (b. 1912) * October 11 – Pauline Robinson Bush, younger sister of US President George W. Bush (b. 1949) * October 12 – Hjalmar Hammarskjöld, Swedish politician, 13th Prime Minister of Sweden, one of the leaders of World War I (b. 1862) * October 13 – Millard Mitchell, American actor (b. 1903) * October 14 – Arthur Wimperis, English illustrator and playwright (b. 1874) * October 20 – Robert Brooke-Popham, Sir Robert Brooke-Popham, British air chief marshal (b. 1878) * October 25 – Holger Pedersen (linguist), Holger Pedersen, Dutch linguist (b. 1867) * October 27 – Thomas Wass, English cricketer (b. 1873)


November

* November 5 – Harry A. Marmer, Ukrainian-born American mathematician and oceanographer (b. 1885) * November 8 ** Ivan Bunin, Russian writer, Nobel Prize in Literature, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1870) ** John van Melle, Dutch-born author (b. 1883) * November 9 ** Louise DeKoven Bowen, American philanthropist and activist (b. 1859) ** King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia (b. 1876) ** Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet and author (b. 1914) * November 18 – Ruth Crawford Seeger, American composer (b. 1901) * November 21 ** António Cabreira, Portuguese polygraph (b. 1868):File:Assento de baptismo António Cabreira (17Fev1869).png, Livro de Registo de Baptismos 1869 (folha 15 v.), Paróquia de Santa Maria do Castelo, Tavira - Arquivo Distrital de Faro ** Larry Shields, American musician (b. 1893) * November 22 – Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Indian/Pakistani historian, biographer, littérateur and scholar of Islam (b. 1884) * November 27 – Eugene O'Neill, American writer, Nobel Prize in Literature, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888) * November 28 – Rudolf Bauer (artist), Rudolf Bauer, German-born painter (b. 1889) * November 29 ** Ernest Barnes, English mathematician, scientist and theologian (b. 1874) ** Sam De Grasse, Canadian actor (b. 1875) ** Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator and animator (b. 1895) * November 30 – Francis Picabia, French painter and poet (b. 1879)


December

* December 2 – Radu Băldescu, Romanian general (b. 1888) * December 5 ** Jorge Negrete, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1911) ** Ray Paddock, American farmer and politician (b. 1877) * December 10 – Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Indian-born Islamic scholar and translator (b. 1872) * December 14 – Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, American writer (b. 1896) * December 19 – Robert Andrews Millikan, American physicist Nobel Prize in Physics, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1868) * December 21 – Nicholas H. Heck, American geophysicist, oceanographer and surveyor (b. 1882) * December 23 –
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, Ministry of Internal Affairs (Soviet Union), Minister of Internal Affairs of the Soviet Union (b. 1899) * December 25 ** William Haselden, English cartoonist (b. 1872) ** Lee Shubert, Polish-born theater owner and operator (b. 1871) * December 27 ** Şükrü Saracoğlu, 9th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1887) ** Julian Tuwim, Polish poet (b. 1894) * December 31 – Albert Plesman, Dutch aviation pioneer (b. 1889)


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* Ioan Popovici (brigadier general), Ioan Popovici, Romanian general (b. 1865)


Nobel Prizes

* Nobel Prize in Physics, Physics – Frits Zernike * Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Chemistry – Hermann Staudinger * Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Medicine – Hans Adolf Krebs, Fritz Albert Lipmann * Nobel Prize in Literature, Literature – Winston Churchill, Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill * Nobel Peace Prize, Peace – George Marshall


References

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