January 1 – The Soviet Union ceases to demand war reparations from West Germany.
January 3 – The Italian broadcaster RAI officially opens its transmissions
January 7 – Georgetown-IBM experiment: The first public demonstration of a machine translation system is held in New York, at the head office of IBM.
January 10 – BOAC Flight 781, a de Havilland Comet jet plane, disintegrates in mid-air due to metal fatigue, and crashes in the Mediterranean near Elba; all 35 people on board are killed.
January 12 – Avalanches in Austria kill more than 200.
January 14 – Marilyn Monroe marries baseball player Joe DiMaggio, at San Francisco City Hall. January 14 – The
Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation, forming the American Motors Corporation.
January 15 – Mau Mau leader Waruhiu Itote is captured in Kenya.
January 17 – In Yugoslavia, Milovan Đilas, one of the leading members of the League of Communists of Yugoslavia, is relieved of his duties.
January 20 – The US-based National Negro Network is established, with 46 member radio stations.
January 21 – The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS , is launched in Nautilus Groton, Connecticut, by First Lady of the United States Mamie Eisenhower. January 25 – The foreign ministers of the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union meet at the Berlin Conference.
February 3 – Elizabeth II becomes the first reigning monarch to visit Australia.
February 10 – After authorizing $385 million over the $400 million already budgeted for military aid to Vietnam, President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower warns against his country's intervention in Vietnam.
February 19 – 1954 transfer of Crimea: The Soviet Politburo of the Soviet Union orders the transfer the Crimean Oblast from the Russian SFSR to the Ukrainian SSR.
February 23 – The first mass vaccination of children against polio begins in Pittsburgh, United States.
February 23 – The patent for the original Oscar Mayer hotdog car ("Wienermobile") is published.
March 9 – American journalists Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly produce a 30-minute documentary, entitled See It Now . A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy
March 12 – Finland and Germany officially end their state of war.
March 13 – Việt Minh forces under General Võ Nguyên Giáp began a massive artillery bombardment on the French military, beginning the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, the climactic battle of the First Indochina War.
March 19 – Joey Giardello knocks out Willie Tory at Madison Square Garden in the first televised boxing prize fight to be shown in colour.
March 23 – In Vietnam, the Viet Minh capture the main airstrip of Dien Bien Phu. The remaining French Army units there are partially isolated.
March 27 – The Castle Romeo nuclear test explosion is executed at Bikini Atoll, in the Marshall Islands.
March 29 – A C-47 transport with French nurse Geneviève de Galard on board is wrecked on the runway at Dien Bien Phu.
April 3 – Petrov Affair: Diplomat Vladimir Petrov defects from the Soviet Union and asks for political asylum in Australia.
April 4 – Legendary symphony conductor Arturo Toscanini experiences a lapse of memory during a concert. At this concert's end, his retirement is announced, and he never conducts in public again.
April 7 – Dwight D. Eisenhower gives his " domino theory" speech, during a news conference.
April 8 – A Royal Canadian Air Force Canadair Harvard collides with a Trans-Canada Air Lines Canadair North Star over Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, killing 37 people.
This day is denoted as the most boring day in the 20th century by
True Knowledge, an answer engine developed by William Tunstall-Pedoe. No significant newsworthy events, births, or deaths are known to have happened on this day.  In a general election in Belgium, the dominant Christian Social Party wins 95 of the 212 seats in the Chamber of Representatives, and 49 of the 106 seats in the Senate. The government led by Jean Van Houtte loses their majority in parliament. The two other main parties, the Socialist and Liberal Party, subsequently form a rare "purple" government, with Achille Van Acker as Prime Minister.
April 12 – Bill Haley & His Comets record " Rock Around the Clock" in their first session for American Decca in New York City; it is released on May 20 as a B-side, but only in 1955 becomes a #1 hit, helping to initiate the rock and roll craze.
April 16 – Vice President Richard Nixon announces that the United States may be “putting our own boys in Indochina regardless of Allied support”. 
May 1 – The Unification Church is founded in South Korea.
May 4 – General Alfredo Stroessner deposes Federico Chávez in a coup d'état in Paraguay; from August 15 he will hold the office of President until 1989.
May 6 – Roger Bannister runs the first sub-four minute mile, in Oxford, England.
May 7 – Vietnam War (run-up): The Battle of Dien Bien Phu ends in a French defeat (the battle began on March 13).
May 8 – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is formed in Manila, Philippines.
May 11 – U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles declares that Indochina is important but not essential to the security of Southeast Asia, thus ending any prospect of American intervention on the side of France.
May 15 – The Latin Union ( Unión Latina) is created by the Convention of Madrid. Its member countries use the five Romance languages: Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian. It will suspend operations in 2012.
May 20 – Chiang Kai-shek is re-elected as the president of the Republic of China, by the National Assembly.
May 22 – The common Nordic Labour Market act is signed.
May 26 – A fire on board the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS , off Bennington Narragansett Bay, Massachusetts, kills 103 sailors. May 29
1954 Australian federal election: Robert Menzies' Liberal/ Country Coalition Government is re-elected with a decreased majority, defeating the Labor Party led by H.V. Evatt. The election came shortly after the Petrov Affair, which arguably helped the Government survived what was initially predicted to be a defeat. Creation and first meeting of the
June 6 – The grand opening of the sculpture of Yuriy Dolgorukiy takes place in Moscow (this statue is one of the main monuments of Moscow).
June 7 - British cryptanalyst, mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing commits suicide by cyanide poisoning age 41.
June 9 – McCarthyism: Joseph Welch, special counsel for the United States Army, lashes out at Senator Joseph McCarthy, during hearings on whether Communism has infiltrated the Army, saying, "Have you, at long last, no decency?" 
June 14 – The words "under God" are added to the United States Pledge of Allegiance.
June 15 – The UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) is formed in Basel, Switzerland.
June 17 – A CIA-engineered military coup occurs in Guatemala.
June 18 – Pierre Mendès France becomes prime minister of France.
Guatemalan President Jacobo Árbenz steps down in a CIA-sponsored military coup, triggering a bloody civil war that continues for more than 35 years. The world's first
Common Nordic Labor Market Act comes into effect. The United States officially begins using the international unit of the nautical mile, equal to 6,076.11549 ft. or 1,852 meters.
July 10 – Peter Thomson becomes the first Australian to win the British Open Golf Championship.
July 19 – Release of Elvis Presley's first single, " That's All Right", by Sun Records (recorded July 5 in Memphis, Tennessee).
July 21 – First Indochina War: The Geneva Conference sends French forces to the south, and Vietnamese forces to the north, of a ceasefire line, and calls for elections to decide the government for all of Vietnam by July 1956. Failure to abide by the terms of the agreement leads to the establishment of the de facto regimes of North Vietnam and South Vietnam, and the Vietnam War.
July 29 – , the first of three volumes in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy novel, The Fellowship of the Ring , is published. The Lord of the Rings
August 1 – The First Indochina War ends with the Vietnam People's Army in North Vietnam, the Vietnamese National Army in South Vietnam, the Kingdom of Cambodia in Cambodia, and the Kingdom of Laos in Laos, emerging victorious against the French Army.
August 6 – Emilie Dionne, one of the Dionne quintuplets, dies of asphyxiation following an epileptic seizure. She is the first of the five to perish, and three of them live into the 21st century.
August 16 – The first issue of magazine is published in the United States. Sports Illustrated
August 23 – A United States Air Force Lockheed C-130 Hercules makes its first flight at Burbank, California, manufactured by Lockheed Martin.
September 3 – The last 'new' episode of radio program is broadcast, after 2,956 episodes over a period of 21 years (reruns of old episodes continue to be transmitted). The Lone Ranger
September 6 – The SEATO treaty is signed in Manila, Philippines.
September 8 – The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) is established in Bangkok, Thailand.
September 9 – A 6.7 Chlef earthquake shakes northern Algeria, with a maximum Mercalli intensity of XI ( Extreme). The shock destroys Orléansville, leaving 1,243–1,409 dead, and 5,000 injured.
September 11 – The Miss America Pageant is broadcast on television for the first time.
September 15 – Black Wednesday in air travel: severe delays to flights, due to bad weather, occur along the East Coast of the United States.
September 17 – William Golding's novel is published in London. Lord of the Flies
September 25 – Footscray Football Club wins their first Australian Football League Grand Final.
September 26 – Japanese ferry sinks during a Tōya Maru typhoon in the Tsugaru Strait. More than 1,100 people are killed, 7 other ships are wrecked, and at least nine others seriously damaged.
October 15 – Hurricane Hazel makes U.S. landfall; it is the only recorded Category 4 hurricane to strike as far north as North Carolina
October 20 – A dock workers' strike expands in England.
October 25 – Landslides caused by heavy rains hit Salerno, Italy, killing about 300.
October 26 – Muslim Brotherhood member Mahmoud Abdul Latif tries to kill Gamal Abdel Nasser.
November 1 – The FLN attacks representative and public buildings of the French colonial power.
November 3 – The first film premieres in Tokyo. Godzilla
November 5 – Japan and Burma sign a peace treaty in Rangoon, to end their long-extinct state of war.
November 10 – U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial (Iwo Jima Memorial), at the Arlington National Cemetery.
November 12 – The main immigration port-of-entry in New York Harbor at Ellis Island closes permanently.
November 13 – Great Britain defeats France, to capture the first ever Rugby League World Cup in Paris in front of around 30,000 spectators
November 14 – Egyptian president Muhammad Naguib is deposed, and Gamal Abdel Nasser replaces him.
November 22 – (348 U.S. 26): The Berman v. Parker U.S. Supreme Court upholds the federal slum clearance and urban renewal programs.
November 23 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises 3.27 points, or 0.86 percent, closing at an all-time high of 382.74. More significantly, this is the first time the Dow has surpassed its peak level, reached just before the Wall Street Crash of 1929.
December 1 – The first Hyatt Hotel, The Hyatt House Los Angeles, opens on the grounds of Los Angeles International Airport. It is the first hotel in the world built on an airport property.
December 4 – The first Burger King opens in Miami, Florida.
December 15 – The Netherlands Antilles is created out of the Dutch Caribbean nations. It is later dissolved between 1986 and 2010.
December 23 – J. Hartwell Harrison and Joseph Murray perform the world's first successful kidney transplant, in Boston, Massachusetts.
New Zealand engineer Sir William Hamilton develops the first pump-jet engine (the "Hamilton Jet") capable of propelling a jetboat.  The first electric
drip brew coffeemaker is patented in Germany and named the Wigomat after its inventor Gottlob Widmann.  The
Boy Scouts of America desegregates on the basis of race. Gerbils (
) are brought to the United States by Dr. Victor Schwentker. Meriones unguiculatus The case of
Lothar Malskat, who had admitted that he had painted the supposedly antique frescoes in Marienkirche himself, goes to trial. The
TV dinner is introduced, by American entrepreneur Gerry Thomas.
New York City Ballet founding balletmaster George Balanchine's production of is staged for the first time in New York City, and it became a tradition there, still being performed annually as of 2010 . The Nutcracker South Korea opens the
Gimpo International Airport. In
South Vietnam, the Viet Minh is reorganised into the Viet Cong. After the death of
January 2 – Henry Bonilla, American politician
January 3 – Ross the Boss, American heavy metal/punk guitarist
January 5 – Alex English, American basketball player
January 6 – Anthony Minghella, British film, theatre director (d. 2008)
January 8 – Julieta Castellanos, Honduran sociologist
January 12 – Howard Stern, American radio host
January 13 – Trevor Rabin, South African–American musician
January 15 – Jose Dalisay, Jr., Filipino writer
January 17 – Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., American socialite, environmental activist
January 21 – Thomas de Maizière, German politician
Yukinobu Hoshino, Japanese cartoonist
Terry Kinney, American actor
February 1 – Bill Mumy, American actor, musician ( ) Lost In Space
February 2 – Christie Brinkley, American model
February 4 – Andrei Karlov, Russian diplomat (d. 2016)
February 7 – Dieter Bohlen, German music producer and singer-songwriter ( ) Modern Talking, Blue System
Chris Gardner, African-American businessman, investor, stockbroker, motivational speaker, author, and philanthropist
Gina Rinehart, Australian mining tycoon Kevin Warwick, English cybernetic scientist
February 11 – Noriyuki Asakura, Japanese composer
February 13 – Donnie Moore, American baseball player (d. 1989)
February 15 – Matt Groening, American cartoonist ( ) The Simpsons
February 23 – Viktor Yushchenko, President of Ukraine
February 24 – Sid Meier, Canadian programmer, game designer, notable for the series Civilization
February 25 – Gerardo Pelusso, Uruguayan football manager
March 5 – João Lourenço, President of Angola
March 6 – Harald Schumacher, German football goalkeeper
March 11 – Nicolae Manea, Romanian football player, manager (d. 2014)
March 13 – The Baroness Amos, British politician
March 17 – Lesley-Anne Down, British actress
March 18 – James F. Reilly, American astronaut
March 19 – Indu Shahani, Indian educator, Sheriff of Mumbai
March 20 – Louis Sachar, American author
April 2 – Susumu Hirasawa, Japanese musician
April 8 – Gary Carter, American baseball player (d. 2012)
April 14 – Bruce Sterling, American science fiction writer
April 16 – Ellen Barkin, American actress
April 22 – Jōji Nakata, Japanese voice actor
April 27 – Herman Edwards, American football head coach
May 2 – Elliot Goldenthal, American composer
May 5 – David Azulai, Israeli politician (d. 2018)
May 6 – Angela Hernández Nuñez, Dominican writer
May 8 – Pam Arciero, Hawaiian-born puppeteer ( ) Sesame Street
May 10 – Amos Guttman, Israeli film director (d. 1993)
May 13 – Johnny Logan, Australian-born Irish singer, composer and Eurovision Song Contest winner (1980, 1987) dubbed as "Mister Eurovision"
May 20 – David Paterson, American politician, 55th Governor of New York
May 22 – Shuji Nakamura, Japanese electronics engineer
May 28 – John Tory, Canadian politician
June 4 – Kazuhiro Yamaji, Japanese actor, voice actor
June 6 – Harvey Fierstein, American actor
June 10 – Kurt Walker, American ice hockey player (d. 2018)
June 14 – Will Patton, American actor
June 16 – Sergey Kuryokhin, Russian pianist, composer, improvisor, performance artist and actor (d. 1996)
June 24 – Chang San-cheng, Taiwanese politician
June 26 – Steve Barton, American actor (d. 2001)
Serzh Sargsyan, President of Armenia
Stephen Ouimette, Canadian actor, director
Mohammad A. Quayum, Bangladeshi academic, writer, editor, critic and translator
Wayne Swan, Australian politician
July 3 – Pennie Lane Trumbull, American socialite, philanthropist, businesswoman, and entrepreneur
July 4 – Anne Lambton, British actress
July 6 – Willie Randolph, American baseball player, coach, manager
July 9 – Kevin O'Leary, Canadian businessman, television personality, and political candidate
July 11 – Alejandro Camacho, Mexican actor and producer
July 13 – Sezen Aksu, Turkish singer
July 18 – Franziska Troegner, German actress
July 19 – Verica Kalanović, Serbian politician
July 21 – Otto Jespersen, Norwegian comedian, actor and television personality
July 22 – Pierre Lebeau, Canadian actor
July 25 – Walter Payton, African-American football player (d. 1999)
July 28 – Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela (d. 2013)
August 2 – David Tang, Hong Kong-British entrepreneur and philanthropist (d. 2017)
August 7 – Susanna Javicoli, Italian actress (d. 2005)
August 9 – Pete Thomas, British drummer for the Elvis Costello band
August 11 – Joe Jackson, British singer-songwriter ( Steppin' Out)
August 16 – James Cameron, Canadian-born film director
August 22 – Jay Patterson, American actor
August 29 – István Cserháti, Hungarian keyboardist (d. 2005)
August 30 – Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus August 31
Robert Kocharyan, President of Armenia
September 1 – Dave Lumley, Canadian ice hockey player
September 5 – Danny Masterton, Scottish footballer (d. 2020)
September 6 – Carly Fiorina, American businesswoman, CEO of HP (1999-2005) and Senator Ted Cruz's running mate in the 2016 presidential election
September 9 – Mohsen Rezaee, Iranian politician
September 10 – Mark W. Everson, American businessman; 46th Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (2003–07)
September 13 – Steve Kilbey, Australian musician
September 14 – Buzz Schneider, American professional ice hockey player
September 15 – Nava Semel, Israeli author and playwright (d. 2017)
September 16 – Ashrita Furman, American record breaker
September 18 – Dennis Johnson, American basketball player (d. 2007)
September 23 – Cherie Blair, lawyer, wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair
September 24 – Lilian Mercedes Letona, Salvadoran guerrilla (d. 1983)
September 26 – Kevin Kennedy, American baseball manager and television host
September 28 – Steve Largent, American football player and congressman
September 29 – Cindy Morgan, American actress
October 1 – Martin Strel, Slovenian swimmer
October 2 – Wong Tien Fatt, Malaysian politician (d. 2019)
October 6 – Howard Hoffman, American voice actor
October 7 – Robert A. Schuller, American televangelist and the son of Robert Schuller
October 13 – Mordechai Vanunu, a former Israeli nuclear technician who revealed secrets of its nuclear weapons program
October 14 – Mohamad Sabu, Malaysian politician
October 18 – Yūji Mitsuya, Japanese voice actor
October 21 – Brian Tobin, sixth Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.
October 22 – Ellen Gerstell, American voice actress
October 23 – Ang Lee, Taiwanese film director
Kathleen Cody, American actress
November 2 – Angela Webber, Australian author, television writer, producer and comedian (d. 2007)
November 5 – Mike Gabriel, American animator and film producer
November 6 – Karin Fossum, Norwegian crime fiction writer
Robin Beck, American singer
Kamal Haasan, Indian actor, dancer, film director, screenwriter, producer and politician Jon Taffer, American bar consultant, television host and author
Michael D. Brown, first Undersecretary of Emergency Preparedness and Response, a division of the United States' Department of Homeland Security Kazuo Ishiguro, Japanese-born British author, Nobel Prize laureate
November 11 – Mary Gaitskill, American novelist
November 12 – Rhonda Shear, American television hostess, actress and comedian
November 13 – Chris Noth, American actor
November 16 – Bruce Edwards, American golf caddy (d. 2004)
November 19 – Kathleen Quinlan, American actress
November 22 – Paolo Gentiloni, Prime Minister of Italy
November 28 – Marty Grabstein, American actor and voice actor
December 1 – Bob Goen, American television personality and game show host
December 3 – Grace Andreacchi, American author
December 4 – Tony Todd, American actor and producer
December 6 – Beat Furrer, Swiss-born Austrian composer and conductor
December 7 – Mark Hofmann, American forger and murderer
December 8 – Sumi Shimamoto, Japanese voice actress
December 9 – Jean-Claude Juncker, Luxembourg politician
December 10 – Jack Hues, English singer and musician ( Wang Chung)
December 13 – John Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter
December 15 – Mark Warner, American politician
December 21 – Chris Evert, American tennis player
December 24 – José María Figueres, Costa Rican politician, President ( 1994– 1998)
December 27 – Teo Chee Hean, Singaporean politician and 5th Senior Minister of Singapore
January 8 – Eduard Wiiralt, Estonian artist (b. 1898)
January 18 – Sydney Greenstreet, English actor (b. 1879)
January 20 – Fred Root, English cricketer (b. 1890)
Edwin Armstrong, American electrical engineer (b. 1890)
February 6 – Maxwell Bodenheim, American poet and novelist (murdered) (b. 1892)
February 8 – Laurence Trimble, American actor (b. 1885)
February 9 – Mabel Paige, American actress (b. 1880)
February 11 – Thomas Pierrepoint, British executioner (b. 1870)
February 12 – Dziga Vertov, Russian filmmaker (b. 1896)
February 19 – Axel Pehrsson-Bramstorp, 24th Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1883)
March 9 – Vagn Walfrid Ekman, Swedish oceanographer (b. 1874)
March 13 – Cesar Klein, German painter (b. 1876)
March 24 – Thành Thái, former Emperor of Vietnam (b. 1879)
March 26 – Louis Silvers, American film composer (b. 1889) March 30
Horatio Dresser, American writer (b. 1866)
Agustín Aragón León, Mexican politician, educator, and philosopher (b. 1870)
April 7 – Saburō Kurusu, Japanese diplomat (b. 1886)
April 8 – Fritzi Scheff, American actress and singer (b. 1879)
April 10 – Auguste Lumière, French film pioneer (b. 1862)
April 12 – Luis Cabrera Lobato, Mexican lawyer, politician and writer (b. 1876)
April 13 – Angus L. Macdonald, Nova Scotia Premier (b. 1890)
April 17 – Lucrețiu Pătrășcanu, Romanian communist activist and sociologist (b. 1900)
April 27 – Antoni Bolesław Dobrowolski, Polish scientist and explorer who participated in the Belgian Antarctic expedition (b. 1872) 
April 28 – Léon Jouhaux, French labor leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1879) April 29
Kathleen Clarice Groom, British writer (b. 1872)
May 1 – Tom Tyler, American actor (b. 1903)
May 3 – Józef Garbień, Polish footballer and physician (b. 1896)
May 5 – Henri Laurens, French sculptor and illustrator (b. 1885)
May 6 – B. C. Forbes, Scottish-born publisher (b. 1880)
May 14 – Heinz Guderian, German World War II general (b. 1888)
May 15 – William March, American writer and soldier (b. 1893)
May 19 – Charles Ives, American composer (b. 1874)
May 22 – Chief Bender, Native-American baseball player ( Philadelphia Athletics) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1884)
May 25 – Robert Capa, Hungarian-born photojournalist (b. 1913)
June 7 – Alan Turing, British mathematician, cryptanalyst, and pioneer computer scientist, father of computers (b. 1912)
June 9 – Alain LeRoy Locke, American writer, philosopher and educator (b. 1885)
June 21 – Harvey A. Carr, American psychologists (b. 1873)
June 22 – Don Hollenbeck, American newscaster (b. 1905)
June 24 – Thomas Denman, 3rd Baron Denman, 5th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1874)
June 27 – Alfredo Versoza, Filipino Roman Catholic bishop and Servant of God (b. 1877)
July 3 – Reginald Marsh, American painter (b. 1898)
July 4 – Maria Ripamonti, Italian Roman Catholic and a professed religious from the Ancelle della carità (b. 1909)
July 11 – Henry Valentine Knaggs, English physician and author (b. 1859)
July 16 – Herms Niel, German composer (b. 1888)
July 17 – Machine Gun Kelly, American gangster (b. 1895)
July 19 – Hannes Meyer, Swiss architect (b. 1889)
July 28 – Sōjin Kamiyama or "Sojin", Japanese film star during the American silent film era (b. 1884)
July 29 – Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (b. 1879)
August 14 – Hugo Eckener, President of the Zeppelin Dirigible Company (b. 1868)
August 19 – Alcide De Gasperi, Italian statesman and Christian Democracy politician, 30th Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1881)
August 21 – Marin Ceaușu, Romanian general (b. 1891)
August 24 – Getúlio Vargas, 14th and 17th President of Brazil (suicide) (b. 1882)
September 1 – Bert Acosta, American aviator (b. 1895)
September 2 – Franz Leopold Neumann, German- political activist and Marxist theorist (b. 1900)
September 3 – Eugene Pallette, American actor (b. 1889)
September 5 – Eugen Schiffer, German politician (b. 1860)
September 6 – Edward C. Kalbfus, American admiral (b. 1877)
September 8 – André Derain, French artist, painter and sculptor (b. 1880)
September 20 – Washington Phillips, American gospel singer and instrumentalist (b. 1880)
September 21 – Mikimoto Kōkichi, Japanese pearl farm pioneer (b. 1858)
September 24 – Edward Pilgrim, British homeowner (suicide) (b. 1904)
September 25 – Eugenio d'Ors, Spanish writer (b. 1881)
September 26 – Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (b. 1868)
September 27 – Maximilian von Weichs, German field marshal (b. 1881)
September 28 – Bert Lytell, American actor (b. 1885)
October 1 – René Le Senne, French philosopher and psychologist (b. 1882)
October 9 – Robert H. Jackson, United States Supreme Court associate justice and chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials (b. 1892)
October 12 – George Welch, American aviator (b. 1918)
October 18 – Mieczysław Norwid-Neugebauer, Polish general and politician (b. 1884)
October 19 – Hugh Duffy, American baseball player ( Boston Braves) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1866)
October 22 – Jibanananda Das, Indian poet, writer, novelist and essayist in Bengali (b. 1899)
November 3 – Henri Matisse, French painter (b. 1869)
November 10 – Édouard Le Roy, French philosopher and mathematician (b. 1870)
November 13 – Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, German field marshal (b. 1881)
November 15 – Lionel Barrymore, American actor (b. 1878)
November 16 – Albert Francis Blakeslee, American botanist (b. 1874)
November 20 – Clyde Cessna, American aviator and aircraft designer and manufacturer, founder of the Cessna Aircraft Corporation (b. 1879)
November 28 – Enrico Fermi, Italian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
November 29 – Dink Johnson, American musician (b. 1892)
December 1 – Fred Rose, American songwriter (b. 1898)
December 5 – Cristian Vasquez, Dominicano (b. 1954)
December 20 – James Hilton, English novelist (b. 1900)
December 23 – René Iché, French sculptor (b. 1897)
December 25 – Ioan Arbore, Romanian general (b. 1892)
December 27 – Adolph Otto Niedner, American cartridge designer (b. 1863) December 30
Archduke Eugen of Austria, Austrian field marshal (b. 1863)
Physics – Max Born, Walther Bothe
Chemistry – Linus Pauling
Medicine – John Franklin Enders, Thomas Huckle Weller, Frederick Chapman Robbins
Literature – Ernest Hemingway
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