1960 – Death in Oxford of Joy Davidman Lewis, wife of C.S. Lewis.
C.S. Lewis became her second husband after her permanent relocation to England in 1956. She died from metastatic carcinoma involving the bones in 1960.
The relationship that developed between Davidman and Lewis has been featured in a television BBC film, a stage play, and a theatrical film named Shadowlands. Lewis published A Grief Observed under a pseudonym in 1961, from notebooks he kept after his wife’s death revealing his immense grief and a period of questioning God.