|Centuries:||19th century – 20th century – 21st century|
|Decades:||1930s 1940s 1950s – 1960s – 1970s 1980s 1990s|
|Years:||1964 1965 1966 – 1967 – 1968 1969 1970|
|1967 by topic:|
|Birth and death categories|
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|Ab urbe condita||2720|
|British Regnal year||15 Eliz. 2 – 16 Eliz. 2|
|Chinese calendar|| 丙午年十一月廿一日
— to —丁未年十二月初一日
|- Vikram Samvat||2023–2024|
|- Shaka Samvat||1889–1890|
|- Kali Yuga||5068–5069|
|- Ǹrí Ìgbò||967–968|
|Japanese calendar|| Shōwa 42
|Julian calendar||Gregorian minus 13 days|
|Minguo calendar||ROC 56
|Thai solar calendar||2510|
Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar.
- January 1 – Canada begins a year-long celebration of the 100th anniversary of the British North America Act, 1867, featuring the Expo 67 World's Fair.
- January 4 – The Doors' self-titled debut album is released.
- January 5
- January 6 – Vietnam War: USMC and ARVN troops launch Operation Deckhouse Five in the Mekong River Delta.
- January 8 – Vietnam War: Operation Cedar Falls starts.
- January 10 – Segregationist Lester Maddox is sworn in as Governor of Georgia.
- January 12 – Dr. James Bedford becomes the first person to be cryonically preserved with the intent of future resuscitation.
- January 13 – A military coup occurs in Togo under the leadership of Etienne Eyadema.
- January 14
- The New York Times reports that the U.S. Army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments.
- The Human Be-In takes place in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco; the event sets the stage for the Summer of Love.
- January 15
- January 18
- Albert DeSalvo (The Boston Strangler) is convicted of numerous crimes and sentenced to life in prison.
- Jeremy Thorpe becomes leader of the UK's Liberal Party.
- A Fistful of Dollars, the first significant " spaghetti Western" film, is released in the United States.
- January 23
- In Munich, the trial begins of Wilhelm Harster, accused of the murder of 82,856 Jews (including Anne Frank) when he led German security police during the German occupation of the Netherlands. He is eventually sentenced to 15 years in prison.
- The new town of Milton Keynes (England) is founded by Order in Council.
- January 26 – The Parliament of the United Kingdom decides to nationalize 90% of the British steel industry.
- January 27
- January 31 – West Germany and Romania establish diplomatic relations.
- February 2 – The American Basketball Association is formed.
- February 3 – Ronald Ryan becomes the last man hanged in Australia, for murdering a guard while escaping from prison in December 1965.
- February 4 – The Soviet Union protests the demonstrations before its embassy in Beijing.
- February 5
- February 6 – Alexei Kosygin arrives in the UK for an 8-day visit. He meets The Queen on February 9.
- February 7
- The Chinese government announces that it can no longer guarantee the safety of Soviet diplomats outside the Soviet Embassy building.
- Serious bushfires in southern Tasmania claim 62 lives, and destroys 2,642.7 square kilometres (653,025.4 acres) of land.
- Mazenod College, Victoria opens in Australia.
- February 10 – The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution (presidential succession and disability) is ratified.
- February 11 – Burgess Ice Rise lying off the west coast of Alexander Island, Antarctica is first mapped by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS).
- February 13 – American researchers discover the Madrid Codices by Leonardo da Vinci in the National Library of Spain.
- February 14 – Respect is recorded by Aretha Franklin (to be released in April).
- February 15 – The Soviet Union announces that it has sent troops near the Chinese border.
- February 18 – New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison claims he will solve the John F. Kennedy assassination, and that a conspiracy was planned in New Orleans.
- February 22
- February 23
- February 24 – Moscow forbids its satellite states to form diplomatic relations with West Germany.
- February 25
- The Chinese government announces that it has ordered the army to help in the spring seeding.
- Britain's second Polaris missile submarine, HMS Renown, is launched.
- February 26 – A Soviet nuclear test is conducted at the Semipalatinsk Test Site, Eastern Kazakhstan.
- February 27 – The Dutch government supports British EEC membership.
- March 1
- March 4
- The first North Sea gas is pumped ashore at Easington, East Riding of Yorkshire.
- Queens Park Rangers become the first 3rd Division side to win the League Cup at Wembley Stadium, defeating West Bromwich Albion 3–2.
- March 7 – Jimmy Hoffa begins his 8-year sentence for attempting to bribe a jury.
- March 9 – Joseph Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, defects to the USA via the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.
- March 12
- The Indonesian State Assembly takes all presidential powers from Sukarno and names Suharto as acting president.
- The Velvet Underground's groundbreaking first album, The Velvet Underground & Nico, is released. It is initially a disaster but receives widespread critical and commercial acclaim in later years.
- March 13 – Moise Tshombe, ex-prime minister of Congo, is sentenced to death in absentia.
- March 14
- March 16 – In the Aspida case in Greece, 15 officers are sentenced to 2–18 years in prison, accused of treason and intentions of staging a coup.
- March 18 – The supertanker Torrey Canyon runs aground in between Land's End and the Scilly Isles.
- March 19 – A referendum in French Somaliland favors the connection to France.
- March 21 – A military coup takes place in Sierra Leone.
- March 26
- 10,000 gather for the Central Park Be-In.
- Jim Thompson, co-founder of the Thai Silk Company, disappears from the Cameron Highlands.
- March 28 – Pope Paul VI issues the encyclical Populorum Progressio.
- March 29
- March 31 – U.S. President Lyndon Johnson signs the Consular Treaty.
- April 2 – A United Nations delegation arrives in Aden due to approaching independence. They leave April 7, accusing British authorities of lack of cooperation. The British say the delegation did not contact them.
- April 4 – Martin Luther King, Jr. denounces the Vietnam War during a religious service in New York City.
- April 6 – Georges Pompidou begins to form the next French government.
- April 7 – Six-Day War (approach): Israeli fighters shoot down 7 Syrian MIG-21s.
- April 8 – Puppet On A String by Sandie Shaw (music and text by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter) wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1967 for United Kingdom.
- April 9 – The first Boeing 737 (a 100 series) takes its maiden flight.
- April 10
- The AFTRA strike is settled just in time for the 39th Academy Awards ceremony to be held, hosted by Bob Hope. Best Picture goes to A Man for All Seasons.
- Oral arguments begin in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967), challenging the State of Virginia's statutory scheme to prevent marriages between persons solely on the basis of racial classifications.
- April 12 – The Ahmanson Theatre opens in Los Angeles.
- April 13 – Conservatives win the Greater London Council elections.
- April 14 – In San Francisco, 10,000 march against the Vietnam War.
- April 15 – Large demonstrations are held against the Vietnam War in New York City and San Francisco.
- April 20
- April 21
- Greece is taken over by a military dictatorship led by George Papadopoulos; future-Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou political prisoner to December 25.
- An outbreak of tornadoes strikes the upper Midwest section of the United States (in particular the Chicago area, including the suburbs of Belvidere and Oak Lawn, Illinois, where 33 people are killed and 500 injured).
- April 23 – A group of young radicals are expelled from the Nicaraguan Socialist Party (PSN). This group goes on to found the Socialist Workers Party (POS).
- April 24 – Soyuz 1: Vladimir Komarov becomes the first Soviet cosmonaut to die, when the parachute of his space capsule fails during re-entry.
- April 27 – Montreal, Quebec, Expo 67, a World's Fair to coincide with the Canadian Confederation centennial, officially opens with Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson igniting the Expo Flame in the Place des Nations.
- April 28
- In Houston, Texas, boxer Muhammad Ali refuses military service.
- Expo 67 opens to the public, with over 310,000 people attending. Al Carter from Chicago is the first visitor as noted by Expo officials.
- The U.S. aerospace manufacturer McDonnell Douglas is formed through a merger of McDonnell Aircraft and Douglas Aircraft. (becomes part of The Boeing Company three decades later)
- April 29 – Fidel Castro announces that all intellectual property belongs to the people and that Cuba intends to translate and publish technical literature without compensation.
- April 30 – Moscow's 537m-tall TV tower is finished.
- May 1
- Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu are married in Las Vegas.
- GO Transit, Canada's first interregional public transit system, is established.
- May 2
- The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup. It was their last Stanley Cup and last finals appearance to date. It would turn out to be the last game in the original six era. Six more teams would be added in the fall.
- Harold Wilson announces that the United Kingdom has decided to apply for EEC membership.
- May 4 – Lunar Orbiter 4 is launched by the United States.
- May 6
- Dr. Zakir Hussain is the first Muslim to become president of India.
- Four hundred students seize the administration building at Cheyney State College, now Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, the oldest institute for higher education for African Americans.
- Hong Kong 1967 riots: Clashes between striking workers and police kill 51 and injure 800.
- May 8 – The Philippine province of Davao is split into three: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and Davao Oriental.
- May 10 – The Greek military government accuses Andreas Papandreou of treason.
- May 11 – The United Kingdom and Ireland apply officially for European Economic Community membership.
- May 17
- May 18
- Tennessee Governor Ellington repeals the "Monkey Law" (officially the Butler Act; see the Scopes Trial).
- In Mexico, schoolteacher Lucio Cabañas begins guerrilla warfare in Atoyac de Alvarez, west of Acapulco, in the state of Guerrero.
- NASA announces the crew for the Apollo 7 space mission (first manned Apollo flight): Walter M. Schirra, Jr., Donn F. Eisele, and R. Walter Cunningham.
- May 19
- May 22 – The Innovation department store in the centre of Brussels, Belgium burns down. It is the most devastating fire in Belgian history, resulting in 323 dead and missing and 150 injured.
- May 23 – Egypt closes the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping, blockading Israel's southern port of Eilat, and Israel's entire Red Sea coastline.
- May 25 - Celtic Football Club become the first non-Latin football club to win the European Cup / Champions League.
- May 25 - The 25th Amendment is added to the Constitution of the United States.
- May 27
- Naxalite Guerrilla War: Beginning with a peasant uprising in the town of Naxalbari, this Marxist/Maoist rebellion sputters on in the Indian countryside. The guerrillas operate among the impoverished peasants, fighting both the government security forces and private paramilitary groups funded by wealthy landowners. Most fighting takes place in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh.
- The Australian referendum, 1967 passes with an overwhelming 90% support, removing, from the Australian Constitution, 2 discriminatory sentences referring to Indigenous Australians. It signifies Australia's first step in recognising Indigenous rights.
- The Folk-Rock band Fairport Convention plays their first gig in Golders Green, north London.
- May 30 – Biafra, in eastern Nigeria, announces its independence.
- June – Moshe Dayan becomes Israel's Minister of Defense.
- June 1 – The Beatles legendary release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, nicknamed "The Soundtrack of the Summer of Love"; it would be number one on the albums charts throughout the summer of 1967.
- June 2
- Protests in West Berlin against the arrival of the Shah of Iran turn into fights, during which 27-year-old Benno Ohnesorg is killed by a police officer. His death results in the founding of the terrorist group Movement 2 June.
- Luis Monge is executed in Colorado's gas chamber, in the last pre-Furman execution in the United States.
- June 4 – Stockport Air Disaster: British Midland flight G-ALHG crashes in Hopes Carr, Stockport, killing 72 passengers and crew.
- June 5
- June 7 – Two Moby Grape members are arrested for contributing to the delinquency of minors.
- June 8 – Six-Day War – USS Liberty incident: Israeli fighter jets and Israeli warships fire at the USS Liberty off Gaza, killing 34 and wounding 171.
- June 10
- June 11 – A race riot occurs in Tampa, Florida after the shooting death of Martin Chambers by police while allegedly robbing a camera store. The unrest lasts several days.
- June 12
- June 13 – Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall is nominated as the first African American justice of the United States Supreme Court.
- June 14
- June 14– June 15 – Glenn Gould records Prokofiev's Seventh Piano Sonata, Op. 83, in New York City (his only recording of a Prokofiev composition).
- June 16 – The Monterey Pop Festival begins and is held for 3 days.
- June 17 – The People's Republic of China announces a successful hydrogen bomb test.
- June 18 - Eighteen British officers killed in Aden police mutiny.
- June 23 – Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey, for the 3-day Glassboro Summit Conference. Johnson travels to Los Angeles for a dinner at the Century Plaza Hotel where earlier in the day thousands of war protesters clashed with L.A. police.
- June 25 – 400 million viewers watch Our World, the first live, international, satellite television production. It features the live debut of The Beatles' song " All You Need is Love".
- June 26
- Pope Paul VI ordains 276 new cardinals (one of whom is the future Pope John Paul II).
- The Buffalo Race Riot begins, lasting until July 1; leads to 200 arrests.
- June 27 – The first automatic cash machine (voucher-based) is installed, in the office of the Barclays Bank in Enfield, England.
- June 28 – Israel declares the annexation of East Jerusalem.
- June 30 – Moise Tshombe, former President of Katanga and former prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is kidnapped to Algeria.
- July 1
- Canada celebrates its first one hundred years of Confederation.
- EEC joined with European Coal and Steel Community and European Atomic Community to form the European Communities (from the 1980s usually known as European Community [EC]).
- The first UK colour television broadcasts begin on BBC2. The first one is from the tennis championship at Wimbledon. A full colour service begins on BBC2 on December 2.
- American Samoa's first constitution becomes effective.
- July 3 – A military rebellion led by Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme begins in Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
- July 4 – The British Parliament decriminalizes homosexuality.
- July 5 – Troops of Belgian mercenary commander Jean Schramme revolt against Mobutu Sese Seko, and try to take control of Stanleyville, Congo.
- July 6
- Biafran War: Nigerian forces invade Biafra, following the latter's secession May 30.
- A level crossing collision between a train loaded with children and a tanker-truck near Magdeburg, East Germany kills 94 people, mostly children.
- July 7 - All You Need Is Love is released in the UK.
- July 10
- Heavy massive rains and a landslide at Kobe and Kure, Hiroshima, Japan, kill at least 371.
- New Zealand decimalise its currency from pound to dollar at £1 to $2 ($1 = 10/-).
- July 12
- July 14 – Near Newark, New Jersey, the Plainfield, NJ, riots also occur.
- July 16 – A prison riot in Jay, Florida leaves 37 dead.
- July 18 – The United Kingdom announces the closing of its military bases in Malaysia and Singapore. Australia and the U.S. disapprove.
- July 19 – A race riot breaks out in the North Side of Minneapolis on Plymouth Street during the Minneapolis Aquatennial Parade and business are vandalized and fires break out in the area, although the disturbance is quelled within hours. However, the next day a shooting sets off another incident in the same area that leads to 18 fires, 36 arrests, 3 shootings, 2 dozen people injured, and damages totaling 4.2 million. There will be two more such incidents in the following two weeks.
- July 20 – Chilean poet Pablo Neruda receives the first Viareggio-Versile prize.
- July 21 – The town of Winneconne, Wisconsin, announces secession from the United States because it is not included in the official maps and declares war. Secession is repealed the next day.
- July 23 – July 31 – Detroit Race Riots/12th Street Riot: In Detroit, Michigan, one of the worst riots in United States history begins on 12th Street in the predominantly African American inner city: 43 are killed, 342 injured and 1,400 buildings burned.
- July 24 – During an official state visit to Canada, French President Charles de Gaulle declares to a crowd of over 100,000 in Montreal: Vive le Québec libre! (Long live free Quebec!). The statement, interpreted as support for Quebec independence, delights many Quebecers but angers the Canadian government and many English Canadians.
- July 29
- July 30 – The 1967 Milwaukee race riots begin, lasting through August 2 and leading to a ten-day shutdown of the city from August 1.
- August 1 - Race riots in the United States spread to Washington, D.C..
- August 2 – The Turkish football club Trabzonspor is established in Trabzon.
- August 5 – Pink Floyd releases their debut album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn in the United Kingdom.
- August 6 – A pulsar is noted by Jocelyn Bell and Antony Hewish. The discovery is first recorded in print in 1968: "An entirely novel kind of star came to light on Aug. 6 last year [...]". The date of the discovery is not recorded.
- August 7
- August 8 – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is founded in Bangkok, Thailand.
- August 9 – Vietnam War – Operation Cochise: United States Marines begin a new operation in the Que Son Valley.
- August 10 – Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme's troops take the Congolese border town of Bukavu.
- August 13 – Night of the Grizzlies sparks national concern over bear drama, from PBS in Montana's Glacier National Park.
- August 14 – Wonderful Radio London shuts down at 3:00 PM in anticipation of the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act. Many fans greet the staff upon their return to London that evening with placards reading "Freedom died with Radio London."
- August 15 – The United Kingdom Marine Broadcasting Offences Act declares participation in offshore pirate radio illegal. Radio Caroline defies the Act and continues broadcasting.
- August 18 – The State of Tamil Nadu, India is established.
- August 19 – West Germany receives 36 East German prisoners it has "purchased" through the border posts of Herleshausen and Wartha.
- August 21
- August 25 – American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell is assassinated in Arlington, Virginia.
- August 27
- East Coast Wrestling Association is established.
- Beatles manager Brian Epstein was found dead in his locked bedroom.
- August 30 – Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
- September 1
- The Khmer–Chinese Friendship Association is banned in Cambodia
- Ilse Koch, also known as the "Witch of Buchenwald", commits suicide in the Bavarian prison of Aichach.
- September 3
- Nguyen Van Thieu is elected President of South Vietnam.
- H-Day in Sweden: At 5:00 a.m. local time, all traffic in the country switches from left-hand traffic pattern to right-hand traffic.
- September 4 – Vietnam War – Operation Swift: The United States Marines launch a search and destroy mission in Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces. The ensuing 4-day battle in Que Son Valley kills 114 Americans and 376 North Vietnamese.
- September 9 – Fashion Island, one of California's first outdoor shopping malls, opens in Newport Beach.
- September 10 – In Gibraltar, only 44 out of 12,182 voters support union with Spain.
- September 17
- A riot during a football match in Kayseri, Turkey leaves 44 dead, about 600 injured.
- Jim Morrison and The Doors defy CBS censors on The Ed Sullivan Show, when Morrison sings the word "higher" from their #1 hit Light My Fire, despite having been asked not to.
- September 18 – Love Is a Many Splendored Thing debuts on U.S. daytime television and is the first soap opera to deal with an interracial relationship. CBS censors find it too controversial and ask for it to be stopped, causing show creator Irna Phillips to quit.
- September 27 – The RMS Queen Mary arrives in Southampton, at the end of her last transatlantic voyage.
- September 30 – BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4 are all launched.
- October 3 – An X-15 research aircraft with test pilot William J. Knight establishes an unofficial world fixed-wing speed record of Mach 6.7.
- October 4 – Omar Ali Saifuddin III of Brunei abdicates in favour of his son, His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.
- October 6 – Southern California's Pacific Ocean Park closes down, known as the Disneyland by the sea.
- October 8 – Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
- October 12
- October 14 – Quebec Nationalism: René Lévesque leaves the Liberal Party.
- October 16 – Thirty-nine people, including singer-activist Joan Baez, are arrested in Oakland, California, for blocking the entrance of that city's military induction centre.
- October 17
- The musical Hair opens off-Broadway. It moves to Broadway the following April.
- Vietnam War: Battle of Ong Thanh
- October 18
- Vietnam War: Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison protest over recruitment by Dow Chemical on the University campus. 76 are injured in the resulting riot.
- Walt Disney's 19th full-length animated feature The Jungle Book, the last animated film personally supervised by Disney, is released and becomes an enormous box-office and critical success. On a double bill with the film is the (now) much less well-known true-life adventure, Charlie the Lonesome Cougar.
- October 19 – The Mariner 5 probe flies by Venus.
- October 20 - Patterson-Gimlin film, Roger Patterson and Robert Gimlin's famous film of an unidentified animate cryptid, thought to be Bigfoot or Sasquatch, is recorded at Bluff Creek, California.
- October 21
- Tens of thousands of Vietnam War protesters march in Washington, D.C.. Allen Ginsberg symbolically chants to 'levitate' The Pentagon.
- An Egyptian surface-to-surface missile sinks the Israeli destroyer Eilat, killing 47 Israeli sailors. Israel retaliates by shelling Egyptian refineries along the Suez Canal.
- October 25 – An abortion bill passes in the British Parliament.
- October 26
- Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi of Iran is officially crowned.
- U.S. Navy pilot John McCain is shot down over North Vietnam and made a POW. His capture will be announced in the NY Times and Washington Post two days later.
- October 27
- Charles De Gaulle vetoes British entry into the European Economic Community again.
- London criminal Jack McVitie is murdered by the Kray twins, leading to their eventual imprisonment and downfall.
- October 29
- October 30 – Hong Kong 1967 riots: British troops and Chinese demonstrators clash on the border of China and Hong Kong.
- November 2 – Vietnam War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson holds a secret meeting with a group of the nation's most prestigious leaders ("the Wise Men") and asks them to suggest ways to unite the American people behind the war effort. They conclude that the American people should be given more optimistic reports on the progress of the war.
- November 3 – Vietnam War – Battle of Dak To: Around Dak To (located about 280 miles north of Saigon near the Cambodian border), heavy casualties are suffered on both sides (the Americans narrowly win the battle on November 22).
- November 4– November 5 – Mercenaries of Jean Schramme and Jerry Puren withdraw from Bukavu, over the Shangugu Bridge, to Rwanda.
- November 6 – The Rhodesian parliament passes pro-Apartheid laws.
- November 7
- U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, establishing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
- Carl B. Stokes is elected mayor of Cleveland, Ohio, becoming the first African American mayor of a major United States city.
- The 50th Anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution is celebrated in the Soviet Union.
- November 8 – The BBC's first local radio station ( BBC Radio Leicester) is launched.
- November 9 – Apollo program: NASA launches the first Saturn V rocket, successfully carrying the unmanned Apollo 4 test spacecraft from Cape Kennedy into Earth orbit.
- November 11 – Vietnam War: In a propaganda ceremony in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 3 United States prisoners of war are released by the Viet Cong and turned over to "New Left" antiwar activist Tom Hayden.
- November 14 – The Congress of Colombia in commemoration of the 150-year anniversary of the death of Policarpa Salavarrieta, declares this day as the "Day of the Colombian Woman".
- November 15
- General Grivas and his 10,000 strong Greek Army division are forced to leave Cyprus, after 24 Turkish Cypriot civilians are killed by the Greek Cypriot National Guard in the villages of Kophinou and Ayios Theodhoros; relations sour between Nicosia and Athens. Turkey flies sorties into Greek territory, and masses troops in Thrace on her border with Greece.
- Test pilot Michael Adams is killed when his X-15 rocket plane tumbles out of control during atmospheric re-entry and disintegrates.
- November 17
- Vietnam War: Acting on optimistic reports he was given on November 13, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson tells his nation that, while much remained to be done, "We are inflicting greater losses than we're taking...We are making progress." (2 months later the Tet Offensive by the Viet Cong makes it appear, to those watching news reports, that progress is not being made.)
- French author Régis Debray is sentenced to 30 years imprisonment in Bolivia.
- November 18 – The UK pound is devalued from 1 GBP = 2.80 USD to 1 GBP = 2.40 USD.
- November 21 – Vietnam War: United States General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: "I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing."
- November 22 – UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted by the UN Security Council, establishing a set of principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab–Israeli peace settlement.
- November 26 – Major floods hit Lisbon, Portugal, killing 462.
- November 27 – The Beatles release Magical Mystery Tour in the US as a full album. The songs added to the original six songs on the double EP include All You Need Is Love, Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields Forever, Baby, You're a Rich Man and Hello, Goodbye. Release as a double EP will not take place in the UK until December.
- November 29 – Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation to become president of the World Bank. This action is due to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson's outright rejection of McNamara's early November recommendations to freeze troop levels, stop bombing North Vietnam and hand over ground fighting to South Vietnam.
- November 30
- Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto founds the Pakistan People's Party and becomes its first chairman. Today it is one of the major political parties in Pakistan (alongside the Pakistan Muslim League) that is broken into many factions, bearing the same name under different leaders, such as the Pakistan's Peoples Party Parliamentarians (PPPP).
- The People's Republic of South Yemen becomes independent of the United Kingdom.
- U.S. Senator Eugene McCarthy announces his candidacy for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, challenging incumbent President Lyndon B. Johnson over the Vietnam War.
- December 1 – The RMS Queen Mary is retired. Her place is taken by the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2.
- December 3 – Christiaan Barnard carries out the world's first heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.
- December 4
- December 5 – In New York City, Benjamin Spock and Allen Ginsberg are arrested for protesting against the Vietnam War.
- December 8 – Magical Mystery Tour is released by The Beatles as a double EP in the U.K., whilst the only psychedelic rock album by The Rolling Stones, Their Satanic Majesties Request, is released in the U.K and in the U.S.A.
- December 9 – Nicolae Ceauşescu becomes the Chairman of the Romanian State Council, making him the de facto leader of Romania.
- December 11 – Supersonic airliner Concorde is unveiled in Toulouse, France.
- December 13 – King Constantine II of Greece flees the country when his coup attempt fails.
- December 15 – The Silver Bridge over the Ohio River in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, collapses, killing 46 people. It has been linked to the so-called Mothman mystery.
- December 17 – Harold Holt, Australian prime minister, disappears when swimming at a beach 60 km from Melbourne.
- December 19 – Professor John Archibald Wheeler uses the term Black Hole for the first time.
- December 26 – The Beatles film Magical Mystery Tour receives its world première on BBC Television in the UK
- December 31
- The Green Bay Packers become the first team in the modern era to win their third consecutive NFL Championship, 21-17 over the Dallas Cowboys in what became known as "The Ice Bowl".
- Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel attempted to jump 141 feet over the Caesars Palace Fountains on the Las Vegas Strip. Knievel crashed on landing and the accident was caught on film.
- St Christopher's Hospice, the world's first purpose-built secular hospice specialising in palliative care of the terminally ill, is established in South London by Cicely Saunders.
- Warner Bros. Pictures becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Seven Arts Productions, thus becoming Warner Bros.-Seven Arts.
- The Jari project begins in the Amazon.
- Albania is officially declared an atheist state by its leader, Enver Hoxha.
- The University of Winnipeg is founded in Canada.
- Lonsdaleite (the rarest allotrope of carbon) is first discovered in the Barringer Crater, Arizona.
- A lost city is discovered on the island of Thera, buried under volcanic debris. It has been suggested that Plato may have heard legends about this, and used them as the germ of his story of Atlantis.
- PAL is first introduced in Germany.
- The Summer of Love is held in San Francisco.
- Lech Wałęsa goes to work in Gdańsk shipyards.
- Benjamin Netanyahu joins the Israeli Army.
- The Greek military junta exiles Melina Mercouri.
- Parker Morris Standards become mandatory for all housing built in New Towns in the UK.
- Gabriel García Márquez's influential novel One Hundred Years of Solitude is published (in Spanish).
- The first edition of the book, A Short History of Pakistan, is published by Karachi University, Pakistan.
- Fernand Braudel begins publication of Civilisation matérielle, économie et capitalisme, XVe-XVIIIe siècle.
- January 1 – Sunny Chan, Hong Kong TVB actor
- January 2 – Tia Carrere, American actress
- January 4 – Marina Orsini, Canadian actress
- January 5 – Joe Flanigan, American actor
- January 7 – Mark Lamarr, British comedian/TV and radio presenter
- January 8 – R. Kelly, American R&B singer/songwriter/producer
- January 9
- Dave Matthews, South African–born musician
- Dale Gordon, English footballer
- January 12 – Vendela Kirsebom, Swedish supermodel
- January 14
- Sharon Beshenivsky, West Yorkshire police constable (d. 2005)
- Leonardo "Leo" Ortolani, Italian comic book author
- January 15 – Lisa Lisa, American singer
- January 17 – Song Kang-ho, Korean actor
- January 18 – Iván Zamorano, Chilean footballer
- January 21 – Artashes Minasian, Armenian chess grand master
- January 22 – Eleanor McEvoy, Irish singer-songwriter
- January 23 – Naim Süleymanoğlu, Turkish weightlifter
- January 24 – John Myung, American musician
- January 25
- Voltaire, Cuban singer
- Nozomu Sasaki, Japanese voice actor
- January 26 – Toshiyuki Morikawa, Japanese voice actor
- January 28 – Jan Lamb, Hong Kong singer and actor
- January 29 – Khalid Skah, Moroccan long-distance runner
- January 31 – Joey Wong, Taiwanese actress
- February 1 – Meg Cabot, American teen author
- February 2
- Chris Parnell, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live)
- Frederick Pitcher, Nauruan politician
- February 6 – Izumi Sakai, Japanese singer ( Zard) (d. 2007)
- February 7 – Cheung Man, Hong Kong actress
- February 9
- Todd Pratt, American baseball player
- Dan Shulman, Canadian sports announcer
- February 10
- Laura Dern, American actress
- Armand Serrano, Filipino animator
- Vince Gilligan, American writer, director and producer (creator of Breaking Bad)
- February 11 – Hank Gathers, American college basketball player
- February 12 – Chitravina N. Ravikiran, Indian composer and musician
- February 14 – Mark Rutte, Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands since 2010.
- February 15 – Trond Egil Soltvedt, Norwegian footballer
- February 18
- Marco Aurélio, Brazilian footballer
- Roberto Baggio, Italian football player
- John Valentin, American baseball player
- Benicio del Toro, Puerto Rican actor
- February 19 – Sven Erik Kristiansen Norwegian Black metal and hardcore punk singer (Maniac)
- February 20
- Kurt Cobain, American musician ( Nirvana) (d. 1994)
- Andrew Shue, American actor
- February 23 – Tamsin Greig, English actress
- February 26 – Kazuyoshi Miura, Japanese footballer
- February 27 - Jonathan Ive, Apple Designer
- March 1 – George Eads, American actor
- March 3 - Hans Teeuwen, Dutch comedian
- March 4 – Daryll Cullinan, South African cricketer
- March 10- Omer Tarin, Pakistani/South Asian poet, writer and scholar
- March 11
- John Barrowman, Scottish-born actor
- George Gray, American comedian and game show announcer
- March 12 – Massimiliano Frezzato, Italian comic writer
- March 13 – Andres Escobar, Colombian football player (d. 1994)
- March 15 - Naoko Takeuchi, Japanese artist
- March 16 – Lauren Graham, American actress
- March 17 – Billy Corgan, American musician and songwriter
- March 18 – Andre Rison, American pro football player
- March 19 – Mary Scheer, American actress
- March 21
- Jonas "Joker" Berggren, Swedish rock musician (Ace of Base)
- Adrian Chiles, British television and radio presenter
- March 22 – Mario Cipollini, Italian cyclist
- March 25
- Matthew Barney, American sculptor, photographer and filmmaker
- Debi Thomas, American figure skater
- March 26 – Mark Carroll, Australian rugby league footballer
- March 27
- Talisa Soto, American actress
- Kenta Kobashi, Japanese professional wrestler
- March 29 – Brian Jordan, American baseball player
- March 30 – Christopher Bowman, American figure skater (d. 2008)
- April 5 – Anu Garg, Indian-American writer and speaker
- April 6 – Mika Koivuniemi, Finnish ten-pin bowler
- April 9 – Alex Kahn, American artist
- April 14 – Jeff Jarrett, American professional wrestler
- April 15 - Dara Torres, American swimmer
- April 17
- Marquis Grissom, American baseball player
- Kimberly Elise, American actress
- Liz Phair, American musician
- April 18 – Maria Bello, American actress
- April 20
- Mike Portnoy, American musician
- Raymond van Barneveld, Dutch darts player
- April 22
- Sheryl Lee, American actress
- Sherri Shepherd, American comedian and TV show host
- April 23 – Melina Kanakaredes, American actress
- April 26
- Glenn Jacobs (Kane), American professional wrestler
- Marianne Jean-Baptiste, American actress
- April 27 – Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, Dutch heir apparent
- April 29
- Curtis Joseph, Canadian hockey player
- Rachel Williams, American model, actress, and TV presenter
- May 1 – Kenny Hotz, Canadian entertainer
- May 4 – Akiko Yajima, Japanese voice actress
- May 5 – Takehito Koyasu, Japanese voice actor
- May 10 – Nobuhiro Takeda, Japanese footballer and sportscaster
- May 14 – Tony Siragusa, American football player
- May 15 – John Smoltz, American baseball player
- May 19
- Geraldine Somerville, Irish actress
- Massimo Taccon, Italian painter, sculptor and writer
- May 20 - Ramzi Yousef, Islamic terrorist; one of the main perpetrators of the 1993 World Trade Centre bombing
- May 21 – Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2007)
- May 22 - Brooke Smith, American actress
- May 24
- Andrey Borodin, Russian banker
- Bruno Putzulu, French actor
- Heavy D, Jamaican-born American actor, rapper (d. 2011)
- May 25 – Poppy Z. Brite, American author
- May 27 – Paul Gascoigne, English footballer (Newcastle United, England & Middlesbrough)
- May 28 - Glen Rice, American basketball player
- May 29 – Noel Gallagher, British musician (Oasis)
- May 31
- Phil Keoghan, New Zealand-born television host
- Kenny Lofton, American baseball player
- June 3
- Anderson Cooper, American television journalist
- Tamás Darnyi, Hungarian swimmer
- June 5
- Joe DeLoach, American athlete
- Ron Livingston, American actor
- June 6 – Paul Giamatti, American actor
- June 8
- Efan Ekoku, Nigerian footballer
- Jasmin Tabatabai, German/Iranian actress and musician
- June 9 – Rubén Maza, Venezuelan long-distance runner
- June 10 – Darren "Buffy, the Human Beatbox" Robinson, American rapper (The Fat Boys) (d. 1995)
- June 15 – Yūji Ueda, Japanese voice actor
- June 16 - Jürgen Klopp, German footballer
- June 19
- Bjørn Dæhlie, Norwegian skier
- Mia Sara, American actress
- June 20 – Nicole Kidman, American-born Australian actress
- June 21 – Jim Breuer, former Saturday Night Live cast member and stand up comedian
- June 23 – Yoko Minamino, Japanese Idol star and actress
- June 24
- Bill Huard, Canadian ice hockey player
- Richard Z. Kruspe, German rock musician ( Rammstein)
- Janez Lapajne, Slovenian film director
- June 26 – Kaori Asoh, Japanese voice actress and singer
- June 29 - Jeff Burton, American race car driver
- July 1 – Pamela Anderson, Canadian actress and model
- July 4
- Vinny Castilla, Mexican Major League Baseball player
- Andy Walker, Canadian television personality
- July 5 – Silvia Ziche, Italian comics artist
- July 8 – Jordan Chan, Hong Kong singer and actor
- July 9
- Gunnar Axén, Swedish politician
- Mark Stoops, American football coach
- July 11
- John Henson, American TV show host
- Jhumpa Lahiri, British-born Indian-American author
- July 12
- John Petrucci, American musician
- Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth
- July 13 – Akira Hokuto, Japanese women's professional wrestler
- July 14 – Robin Ventura, American baseball player
- July 15
- Michael Tse, Hong Kong actor
- Adam Savage, American TV show host
- July 16 – Will Ferrell, American comedian and actor
- July 18 – Vin Diesel, American actor
- July 19 – Rageh Omaar, broadcaster
- July 23 – Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor
- July 25 – Matt LeBlanc, American actor
- July 28 – Taka Hirose, Japanese musician (Feeder)
- July 30 – A. W. Yrjänä, Finnish rock musician and poet
- July 31
- Minako Honda, Japanese singer and musical actress (d. 2005)
- Elizabeth Wurtzel, author and feminist
- August 3 – Mathieu Kassovitz, French movie director and actor
- August 4 – Michael Marsh, American athlete
- August 5 – Thomas Lang, Austrian drummer
- August 7 – Charlotte Lewis, English actress
- August 8
- Rena Mero, American wrestler, model and actress
- Yuki Amami, Japanese actress
- August 9 – Deion Sanders, American pro football and baseball player
- August 10 – Riddick Bowe, American boxer
- August 11
- Collin Chou, Taiwanese martial arts actor
- Enrique Bunbury, Spanish singer and songwriter
- Joe Rogan, American comedian and television host
- August 12
- Regilio Tuur, Dutch boxer
- Andy Hui, Hong Kong singer and actor
- Emil Kostadinov, Bulgarian football player
- August 13 – Amélie Nothomb, Belgian writer
- August 15 – Brahim Boutayeb, Moroccan long-distance runner
- August 16
- Pamela Smart, American murderer
- Ulrika Jonsson, Swedish-born television personality
- August 21
- Carrie-Anne Moss, Canadian actress
- Serj Tankian, Lebanese-born singer ( System of a Down)
- August 22
- August 29 – Jiří Růžek, Czech photographer
- August 30 – Frederique van der Wal, Dutch supermodel
- September 3 – Luis Gonzalez, American baseball player
- September 5
- Jane Sixsmith, English field hockey player
- Arnel Pineda, Filipino singer-songwriter
- Koichi Morishita, Japanese long-distance runner
- September 6 – Macy Gray, American R&B singer
- September 9 – Akshay Kumar,Bollywood Actor
- September 11 – Harry Connick, Jr., American singer and actor
- September 12
- Louis C.K., American comedian and actor
- Jason Statham, English actor
- September 13 – Michael Johnson, American athlete
- September 18 – Tara FitzGerald, British actress
- September 19 – Alexander Karelin, Russian Greco-Roman wrestler
- September 20 – Kristen Johnston, American actress
- September 21
- Susie Dent, British lexicographer
- Faith Hill, American country singer
- September 22 – Félix Savón, Cuban boxer
- September 23
- Masashi Nakayama, Japanese footballer
- Jenna Stern, American actress
- September 25 – Kim Issel, Canadian ice hockey player
- September 28
- Mira Sorvino, American actress
- Moon Unit Zappa, American actress, musician and author
- September 30 – Andrea Roth, Canadian actress
- October 2 – Frankie Fredericks, Namibian athlete
- October 4 – Liev Schreiber, American actor
- October 5 – Guy Pearce, English-born actor
- October 7 – Toni Braxton, American R&B singer
- October 9 – Eddie Guerrero, American professional wrestler (d. 2005)
- October 11
- Tazz, American professional wrestler and commentator
- Artie Lange, American actor, comedian and radio personality
- David Starr, American racecar driver
- October 13
- Trevor Hoffman, American Major League Baseball player
- Kate Walsh, American actress
- Javier Sotomayor, Cuban high jumper
- October 16 – Davina McCall, British TV presenter and UK Big Brother host
- October 17
- René Dif, Danish-Algerian singer (Aqua)
- Venus Terzo, Canadian actress/voice actress
- October 22
- Carlos Mencia, Latino-American actor and standup comedian
- Salvatore Di Vittorio, Italian composer & conductor
- Ulrike Maier, Austrian alpine skier (d. 1994)
- October 24 – Jacqueline McKenzie, Australian actress
- October 26 – Keith Urban, New Zealand-born Australian country music singer
- October 27 – Scott Weiland, American musician
- October 28
- Julia Roberts, American actress
- Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein
- October 29
- Joely Fisher, American actress
- Rufus Sewell, English actor
- Péter Kun, Hungarian guitarist (d. 1993)
- October 30
- Brad Aitken, Canadian ice hockey player
- Ty Detmer, American NFL quarterback and 1990 Heisman Trophy winner
- November 1
- Sophie B. Hawkins, American singer and songwriter
- Tina Arena, Australian singer and songwriter
- November 2 – Akira Ishida, Japanese voice actor
- November 3 – Steven Wilson, British musician
- November 5 – Judy Reyes, American actress
- November 6 - Rebecca Schaeffer, American actrees (d. 1989)
- November 7
- Sharleen Spiteri, Scottish singer and songwriter
- David Guetta, French DJ and songwriter
- November 8 – Courtney Thorne-Smith, American actress
- November 11 – Gil de Ferran, Brazilian race car driver
- November 13
- Jimmy Kimmel, American comedian and talk show host
- Steve Zahn, American actor
- November 14 – Letitia Dean, British actress
- November 15 – François Ozon, French writer and director
- November 16 – Lisa Bonet, American actress
- November 20 – Teoman, Turkish rock singer and song-writer
- November 22
- Boris Becker, German tennis player
- Mark Ruffalo, American actor
- Bart Veldkamp, Dutch-born speed skater
- November 23 – Salli Richardson, American actress
- November 25 – Anthony Nesty, Surinamese swimmer
- November 28 – Anna Nicole Smith, American model and actress (d. 2007)
- November 29 – John "Bradshaw" Layfield, American professional wrestler
- December 1 – Reggie Sanders, American Major League Baseball outfielder
- December 6
- Judd Apatow, American screenwriter and producer
- Hacken Lee, Hong Kong singer and actor
- December 8 – Kotono Mitsuishi, Japanese voice actress
- December 9 – Joshua Bell, American violinist
- December 11 – Mo'Nique, American actress and comedian
- December 12 – John Randle, American football player
- December 13
- Jamie Foxx, American actor
- Yuji Oda, Japanese singer and actor
- December 14 – Ewa Białołęcka, Polish writer
- December 16
- Donovan Bailey, Canadian athlete
- Miranda Otto, Australian actress
- December 17 – Gigi D'Agostino, Italian musician and DJ
- December 18 – Toine van Peperstraten, Dutch sports journalist
- December 19 – Criss Angel, American musician, magician, illusionist, escapologist, and stunt performer
- December 21 – Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia
- December 22 – Dan Petrescu, Romanian footballer
- December 23 – Carla Bruni, Italian-French singer-songwriter, former model and wife of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy
- Joan Vizcarra, Spanish artist
- András Rosztóczy, Hungarian gastroenterologist
January 1 Moon Mullican, American country singer (b. 1909)
- January 3
- January 4
- January 17
- January 18 - Harry Antrim, American actor (b. 1884)
- January 19 – Kazimierz Funk, Polish biochemist (b. 1884)
- January 21 – Ann Sheridan, American actress (b. 1915)
- January 27
- January 31 – Eddie Tolan, American athlete (b. 1908)
- February 4 – Albert Orsborn, 6th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1886)
- February 6
- February 7 David Unaipon, Australian author and inventor (b. 1872)
- February 8 – Victor Gollancz, British publisher (b. 1893)
- February 14 – Sig Ruman, German actor (b. 1884)
- February 15 – Antonio Moreno, Spanish actor (b. 1887)
- February 16
- February 18 – J. Robert Oppenheimer, American physicist (b. 1904)
- February 21 – Charles Beaumont, American writer (b. 1929)
- February 24
- February 28 – Henry Luce, American publisher (b. 1898)
- March 2 – Gordon Harker, English actor (b. 1885)
- March 4 – Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, deposed prime minister of Iran (b. 1882)
- March 5 – Mischa Auer, Russian-born actor (b. 1905)
- March 6
- March 7 – Alice B. Toklas, American personality (b. 1877)
- March 11
- March 21 – Marcellus Boss, American politician, member of the Kansas Senate and the 5th Civilian Governor of Guam. (b. 1901)
- March 27 – Jaroslav Heyrovský, Czech chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1890)
- March 30 – Jean Toomer, American writer (b. 1894)
- March 31 – Don Alvarado, American actor (b. 1904)
- April 4 – Al Lewis, American songwriter (b. 1901)
- April 5 – Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1890)
- April 17 – Red Allen, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1908)
- April 19 – Konrad Adenauer, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1876)
- April 22 – Tom Conway, British actor (b. 1904)
- April 24 – Vladimir Komarov, Soviet cosmonaut (parachute failure) (b. 1927)
- April 25
- April 27 – William Douglas Cook, founder of Eastwoodhill Arboretum and Pukeiti, (New Zealand) (b. 1884)
- April 29 – Anthony Mann, American actor and director (b. 1906)
- May 6 – Zhou Zuoren, Chinese writer (b. 1885)
- May 7 – Judith Evelyn, American actress (b. 1913)
- May 8
- May 10 – Lorenzo Bandini, Italian Formula One driver (b. 1935)
- May 12 – John Masefield, English poet and novelist (b. 1878)
- May 15 – Edward Hopper, American painter (b. 1882)
- May 18 – Andy Clyde, Scottish actor (b. 1892)
- May 21
- May 22 – Langston Hughes, American writer (b. 1902)
- May 27 – Johannes Itten, Swiss painter (b. 1888)
- May 29 – Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Austrian film director (b. 1885)
- May 30 – Claude Rains, British actor (b. 1889)
- May 31 – Billy Strayhorn, American composer and pianist (b. 1915)
- June 3 – Arthur Tedder, British military, Marshal of the Royal Air Force (b. 1890)
- June 5 – Arthur Biram, Israeli philosopher and educator, and Israel Prize recipient (b. 1878)
- June 7 – Dorothy Parker, American writer (b. 1893)
- June 10 – Spencer Tracy, American actor (b. 1900)
- June 13
- June 14 – Eddie Eagan, American sportsman (b. 1897)
- June 16 – Reginald Denny, English actor (b. 1891)
- June 17 – Vernon Huber, American admiral and 36th Governor of American Samoa (b. 1899)
- June 26 – Françoise Dorléac, French actress (b.1942)
- June 29
- July 1 – Gerhard Ritter, German historian (b. 1888)
- July 8
- July 9 – Douglas MacLean, American actor (b. 1890)
- July 14 – Tudor Arghezi, Romanian writer (b. 1880)
- July 17
- July 18 – Humberto de Alencar Castello Branco, ex-president of Brazil (b. 1897) (plane crash)
- July 21
- July 22 – Carl Sandburg, American poet (b. 1878)
- July 31 – Margaret Kennedy, English writer (b. 1896)
- August 1 – Richard Kuhn, Austrian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1900)
- August 2 – Walter Terence Stace, British philosopher (b. 1886)
- August 9
- August 13 – Jane Darwell, American actress (b. 1879)
- August 15
- August 19
- August 24
- August 25
- August 27 – Brian Epstein, English band manager (The Beatles) (b. 1934)
- August 31 – Ilya Ehrenburg, Russian writer (b. 1891)
- September 1
- September 3
- September 11 – Tadeusz Żyliński, Polish technician and textilist (b. 1904)
- September 13 – Varian Fry, American journalist (b. 1907)
- September 16 – Ethel May Halls, American theatrical and film actress (b. 1882)
- September 18 – John Cockcroft, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
- September 23 - Stanislaus Zbyszko, professional wrestler (b. 1879)
- September 27 – Prince Felix Yussupov, Russian assassin of Rasputin (b. 1887)
- September 29
- October 3
- October 7 – Norman Angell, British politician, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1872)
- October 8 – Clement Attlee, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1883)
- October 9
- October 12 – Nat Pendleton, American actor and Olympic wrestler (b. 1895)
- October 17 – Xuantong Emperor, Emperor of China (b. 1906)
- October 20 – Yoshida Shigeru, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1878)
- October 23 – Helen Palmer Geisel, Dr. Seuss' first wife (b. 1899)
- October 25 – Margaret Ayer Barnes, American playwright, novelist, and short-story writer (b. 1886)
- October 29 – Julien Duvivier, French film director (b. 1896)
- November 5 – Joseph Kesselring, American playwright (b. 1902)
- November 7 – John Nance Garner, U.S. Vice President (b. 1868)
- November 9 – Charles Bickford, American actor (b. 1891)
- November 13 – Harriet Cohen, English pianist (b. 1895)
- November 15 – Alice Lake, American actress (b. 1895)
- November 19 – Charles J. Watters, U.S. Army chaplain, Medal of Honour recipient (b. 1927)
- November 21
- November 25 – Ossip Zadkine, Russian sculptor, painter and lithographer (b. 1890)
- November 28 – Leon M'ba, Gabonese politician (b. 1902)
- December 3 – Harry Wismer, American baseball owner (b. 1913)
- December 4
- December 7 – House Peters, Sr., British-born actor (b. 1880)
- December 10 (in an air crash):
- December 17
- December 21 – Stuart Erwin, American actor (b. 1903)
- December 24 – Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (b. 1900)
- December 26 – Sydney Barnes, English cricketer (b. 1873)
- December 28 – Katharine McCormick, American feminist (b. 1875)
- December 29 – Paul Whiteman, American bandleader (b. 1890)
- December 30 – Vincent Massey, former Canadian Governor General (b. 1887)
- Ken Battefield, American artist (b. ? )
- Charles Exeter Devereux Crombie, Scottish cartoonist (d. 1967)