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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 706

Jan 1st - 1st woman formally ordained an Episcopal priest (Jacqueline Means)
Jan 1st - Belgium reapportions 2,359 communities into 596
Jan 1st - Czech intellects begin Human Rights Group Chapter 77
Jan 1st - 63rd Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #2 Michigan, 14-6
Jan 1st - 43rd Sugar Bowl: #1 Pittsburgh beats #4 Georgia, 27-3; Tony Dorsett runs for record 202 yards
Jan 1st - 43rd Orange Bowl: #11 Ohio State beats #12 Colorado, 27-10
Jan 2nd - Bowie Kuhn suspends Braves owner Ted Turner for one year due to tampering charges in Gary Matthews free-agency signing
Jan 3rd - Apple Computer, Inc incorporates
Jan 3rd - Lindy McDaniel retires with 2nd most pitching appearances (987 games)
Jan 3rd - Former Home Secretary Roy Jenkins announces his intention to be Britain's first President of the European Commission
Jan 3rd - "The Police Tapes" premiere on New York City TV station WNET, based somewhat on 1960s NYPD officers who worked in its South Bronx
Jan 4th - Mary Shane hired by Chicago White Sox as 1st woman TV play-by-play
Jan 6th - EMI records drop punk rock group Sex Pistols
Jan 7th - Human Rights Charter 77 established in Prague
Jan 9th - "Porgy & Bess" closes at Uris Theater NYC after 122 performances
Jan 9th - Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders beat Minnesota Vikings, 32-14 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Fred Biletnikoff, Oakland, WR
Tennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe TannerTennis Player and Australian Open Roscoe Tanner Jan 9th - 65th Men's Australian Open: Roscoe Tanner beats Guillermo Vilas (6-3, 6-3, 6-3)
Jan 9th - 65th Women's Australian Open: Kerry Melville Reid beats Dianne Fromholtz Balestrat (7-5, 6-2)
Jan 10th - 20th hat trick in Islander history - Bobby Nystrom
Jan 11th - Bollingen Prize awarded to David Ignatow
Jan 11th - Cubs trade outfielder Rick Monday to Dodgers for Bill Buckner
Jan 11th - France releases Abu Daoud, a Palestinian suspected of involvement in massacre of Israeli athletes at 1972 Munich Olympics
Jan 12th - "Ipi Tombi" opens at Harkness Theater NYC for 39 performances
Jan 12th - Anti-French demonstrations takes place in Israel after Paris released Abu Daoud, responsible 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes
Jan 15th - Coneheads debut on "Saturday Night Live"
Jan 15th - Jane Blalock wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
Jan 16th - Cap's H Monahan scored on 2nd penalty shot against Islanders
Jan 17th - KC releases Tommy Davis, ends an 18-year career with 10 teams
Jan 17th - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 24-14
Jan 17th - Zaire president Mobutu visits Belgium
Jan 17th - Gary Gilmore is executed by firing squad in the Utah state prison, charged with murder
Jan 18th - Imran Khan takes 12 wickets in match for Pakistan win at the SCG
Jan 18th - Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of the mysterious Legionnaires' disease.
MLB shortstop Ernie BanksMLB shortstop Ernie Banks Jan 19th - Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame
Jan 19th - US President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
Jan 19th - World's largest crowd gathering - the Hindu Kumbh Mela in India attracts a then record 15 million people
Jan 19th - Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snowfall has occurred. It also fell in the Bahamas.
Jan 20th - George H W Bush, ends term as 11th director of CIA
Jan 20th - Mr Knoche, serves as acting director of CIA
Jan 21st - Italy legalizes abortion
Jan 21st - US President Jimmy Carter pardons almost all Vietnam War draft evaders
Jan 23rd - $1.5-million Serge Lepage dress exhibited, Paris
Jan 23rd - Miniseries "Roots" premieres on ABC
39th US President Jimmy Carter39th US President Jimmy Carter Jan 24th - Massacre of Atocha in Madrid: five labor lawyers murdered by fascists in Madridvduring the Spanish transition to democracy
Jan 26th - Soviet figure skaters Sergei Shakrai & Marine Tcherkasova are 1st to perform a quadruple twist lift, Helsinki
Jan 29th - 34th Golden Globes: Rocky, Peter Finch, & Faye Dunaway win
Jan 30th - 8th (final) part of "Roots" is most-watched US entertainment show ever (100 million)
Jan 30th - Allan Border scores 36 in his 1st-class innings (NSW v Qld)
Jan 30th - Edward W Stack replaces Paul Kerr president of Hall of Fame
Jan 31st - Frenchman Francois Claustre freed, after 33 months as hostage in Chad
Jan 31st - Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, & Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame
Jan 31st - 4th American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & Elton John win
Feb 1st - Heavy blizzard in New England claims 100 lives
Singer Olivia Newton-JohnSinger Olivia Newton-John Feb 1st - Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball
Feb 2nd - Burn up of Salyut 4 Space Station (USSR)
Feb 2nd - Radio Shack officially begins creating TRS-80 computer
Feb 2nd - Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman
Feb 3rd - Martin Dihigo John Lloyd elected to Hall of Fame
Feb 4th - 30th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 at Vancouver
Feb 4th - Elevated train jumps track, crashes onto Chicago st (11 die, 200 hurt)
Feb 4th - Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" released
Feb 4th - Wings release "Maybe I'm Amazed"
Feb 5th - "CB Savage" by Rod Hart peaks at #67
Feb 5th - "Dis-Gorilla (part 1)" by Rick Dees peaks at #56
Feb 5th - "In The Mood" by Henhouse 5 Plus Too (Ray Stevens) peaks at #40
Feb 5th - "Turn Loose On My Leg" by Jim Stafford peaks at #98
Feb 5th - "Up Your Nose" by Gabriel Kaplan peaks at #91
Feb 5th - General Mills Adventure Theater premieres on CBS radio
Feb 5th - Sugar Ray Leonard beats Luis Vega in 6 rounds in his 1st pro fight
Feb 5th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
Feb 5th - US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
Feb 6th - 4th time Rangers shut-out Islanders 4-0
Feb 6th - Alain Prieur jumps his motorcycle 65 m over 16 buses, near Paris
Feb 6th - Harley Race beats Terry Funk in Toronto, to become NWA wrestling champ
Feb 7th - Soyuz 24 launches with 2 cosmonauts
Feb 8th - Earthquake in SF, at 5.0, strongest since 1966
Magazine Publisher Larry FlyntMagazine Publisher Larry Flynt Feb 8th - Hustler publisher Larry Flynt sentenced on obscenity charges
Feb 10th - "Party with Comden & Green" opens at Morosco Theater NYC for 92 perfs
Feb 10th - Bomb explosion in Moscow metro
Feb 10th - Jonathan Netanyou Lane in the Bronx NY named in honor of Bronx-born Israeli soldier who died freeing hostages in Entebbe Raid (1976)
Feb 11th - 20.2-kg lobster caught off Nova Scotia (heaviest known crustacean)
Feb 12th - Toronto Maple Leafs shutout Washington Capitals 10-0
Feb 13th - "Guys & Dolls" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 239 performances
Feb 13th - "Ipi Tombi" closes at Harkness Theater NYC after 39 performances
Feb 13th - "Robber Bridegroom" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 145 perfs
Feb 13th - Eric Heiden is 1st American to win world speed skating championship
Feb 13th - Pam Higgins wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
Feb 13th - 27th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 125-124 at Milwaukee
Feb 15th - Social-democrats win Danish parliamentary election
Feb 16th - USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan
Singer-Songwriter George HarrisonSinger-Songwriter George Harrison Feb 18th - George Harrison releases "True Love"
Feb 18th - Space Shuttle above a Boeing 747 goes on its maiden flight
Feb 18th - Test Cricket debuts of Colin Croft & Joel Garner v Pakistan Bridgetown
Feb 18th - Kiss play their first concert in Madison Square Garden (NYC)
Feb 19th - 19th Grammy Awards: This Masquerade, Starland Vocal Band
Feb 19th - A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000
Feb 19th - Doug Walters scores 250 v NZ, 217 stand for 7th wicket w/Gilmour
Feb 19th - France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
Feb 19th - Space shuttle Enterprise makes 1st Test flight atop a 747 jetliner
Feb 20th - "My Fair Lady" closes at St James Theater NYC after 384 performances

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 849

Jan 1st - Hasan Salihamidžić, Bosnian footballer
Jan 1st - Keeley Hawes, British actress
Jan 2nd - Ales Pisa, Czech ice hockey player
Jan 2nd - Scott Proctor, American baseball player
Jan 3rd - Beata Handra, dance skater (& Sinek-1997 Pac Coast Sr 3rd), born in San Franciso, California
Jan 3rd - Lee Bowyer, English footballer
Jan 3rd - A.J. Burnett, American baseball player
Jan 3rd - Mayumi Iizuka, Japanese voice actress (seiyū)
Jan 4th - Irán Castillo, Mexican actress
Jan 4th - Dan Shanahan, Irish hurler
Jan 4th - Tim Wheeler, Irish singer (Ash)
Jan 6th - Amy Zappone, Wolcott Connecticut, Miss America-Connecticut (1996)
Jan 6th - Stacey Gartrell, Australian swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Sydney, New South Wales
Jan 7th - Dustin Diamond, actor (Screech-Saved By Bell), born in San Jose, California
Jan 7th - Michelle Behennah, British model
Jan 7th - John Gidding, American architect and TV host (Designed to Sell)
Jan 8th - Pearl Amoah, Miss Universe-Ghana (1996)
Jan 8th - Ryan Frances, actor (Trevor-Sisters)
Jan 8th - Amber Benson, American actress
Jan 8th - Ron Pederson, Canadian actor
Jan 8th - Lee Yoo-jin, Korean actress
Jan 9th - Beth Troutman, American production assistant
Jan 11th - Shomari Buchanan, American football player
Jan 11th - Nadia Turner, American singer
Jan 12th - Sara Walsh, South Bend In, fencer-foil (Olympics-96)
Jan 12th - Dominic Etli, American soccer player
Jan 12th - Yoandy Garlobo, Cuban baseball player
Jan 12th - Cade McNown, American football player
Jan 12th - Piolo Pascual, Filipino actor
Actor Orlando BloomActor Orlando Bloom (Jan 13th) Jan 13th - Orlando Bloom, Kent England, English actor (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings)
Jan 13th - James Posey, American basketball player
Jan 14th - Terry Ryan, St Johns, NHL left wing (Montreal Canadiens)
Jan 16th - Jeff Foster, American basketball player
Jan 17th - Ali el Kattabi, soccer player (Sparta)
Jan 17th - Kevin Fertig, American professional wrestler
Jan 17th - Leigh Whannell, Australian screenwriter/actor
Jan 18th - Curtis Cregan, American actor
Jan 18th - Alina Jidkova, Russian tennis player
Jan 18th - Richard Archer, British singer (lead singer of Hard-Fi)
Jan 19th - Anne Miller, Midland Mich, tennis star (1995 Darmstadt Germany)
Jan 19th - Taliesin Jaffe, Venice California, actor (Willy-Hail to the Chief)
Jan 19th - Lauren Etame Mayer, Cameroonian footballer
Jan 19th - Nicole, Chilean singer
Jan 19th - Cocco, Ryukyuan singer
Jan 20th - Paul "Goggo" Adams, cricketer (lefty very unorthodox bowler for S Afr)
Jan 20th - Melody, Belgian singer
Jan 21st - Al Baxter, Australian rugby union footballer
Jan 21st - Phil Neville, English footballer
Jan 21st - Rick Ross, American rapper
Jan 22nd - Hidetoshi Nakata, Japanese footballer
Jan 22nd - Jono Gibbes, New Zealand rugby union footballer
Jan 24th - Lenka Cenkova, Trinec Czech, tennis star (1995 Futures-Vaihingen-GER)
Jan 26th - Cindy Cesar, Miss Mauritius Universe (1997)
Jan 26th - Justin Gimelstob, NJ, tennis star (1994 doubles USTA Bakersfield)
Jan 26th - Vince Carter, American basketball player
Jan 28th - Matt DeVries, American guitarist (Chimaira)
Jan 28th - Takuma Sato, Japanese Formula One driver
Jan 28th - Daunte Culpepper, American football player
Jan 28th - Joey Fatone, American singer (*NSYNC)
Jan 28th - Lyle Overbay, American baseball player
Jan 29th - Martin Hohenberger, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)
Jan 29th - Justin Hartley, American actor
Jan 30th - Deltha O'Neal, American football player
Jan 31st - Naomi Darrell, Miss Bermuda Universe (1997)
Jan 31st - Shingo Katori, Japanese actor and singer (SMAP)
Jan 31st - Jim Kleinsasser, National Football League tight end
Jan 31st - Kate Shindle, American actress
Jan 31st - Kerry Washington, American actress (Scandal), born in The Bronx, New York
Feb 1st - Kevin Kilbane, Irish footballer
Singer ShakiraSinger Shakira (Feb 2nd) Feb 2nd - Shakira [Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll], Barranquilla, Colombian pop singer ('Whenever Wherever', 'Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)')
Feb 2nd - Libor Sionko, Czech football player
Feb 2nd - Heather Martin, American gospel singer
Feb 3rd - Maitland Ward, Torrance CA, actress (Jessica-Bold & Beautiful)
Feb 3rd - Daddy Yankee, reggaeton singer/rapper.
Feb 4th - Gavin DeGraw, American musician
Feb 5th - Ben Ainslie, British sailor
Feb 5th - Adam Everett, American baseball player
Feb 5th - Ahmad Merritt, American football player
Feb 6th - Jason Euell, English-born footballer
Feb 7th - Christine Scheels, New Berlin Wis, speed skater (Olympics-1994)
Feb 7th - Hillary Wolf, extra lightweight judoka (Olympics-96), born in Chicago, Illinois
Feb 7th - Mariusz Pudzianowski, Polish strongman competitor
Feb 8th - Yucef Merhi, Venezuelan artist
Feb 8th - Dave Farrell, American musician (Linkin Park)
Feb 8th - Barry Hall, Australian rules footballer
Feb 8th - Bridgette Kerkove, American actress
Feb 10th - Stephanie Ann Foisy, Concord NH, Miss America-NH (1996)
Feb 10th - Salif Diao, Senegalese footballer
Feb 11th - Jessica Carlson, Kalamazoo Mich, archer (alt-Olympics-1996)
Feb 11th - Stephanie Richardson, 200m/800m swimmer (Olympics-96), born in Toronto, Ontario
Feb 11th - Veronica Marie Duka, Campbellsville KY, Miss America (Ky-Top 10-1997)
Feb 11th - Mike Shinoda, American musician, Linkin Park, Fort Minor
Feb 12th - Jimmy Conrad, American soccer player
Feb 13th - Randy Moss, American football player
Feb 14th - Nathan Osmond, Utah, vocalist (Osmond Boys)
Feb 14th - Darren Bennett, a Professional Latin Ballroom Dancer
Feb 14th - Cadel Evans, Australian cyclist
Feb 14th - Darren Purse, English footballer, born in London
Feb 14th - Elmer Symons, South African motorcycle racer (d. 2007)
Feb 15th - Brooks Wackerman, American musician (Bad Religion)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 19 of 19

Actor and Comedian Peter SellersActor and Comedian Peter Sellers (Feb 18th) Feb 18th - Actor Peter Sellers (51) weds actress Lynne Frederick (22)
Feb 20th - World No. 1 tennis player Arthur Ashe (33) weds photographer Jeanne Moutoussamy in New York City
Jun 8th - Retired NBA player Bill Russell (43) weds 1968 Miss USA Dorothy Anstett
Jun 14th - English model Twiggy Lawson (27) weds actor Michael Witney (45)
Jun 17th - Senator Joe Biden of Delaware (34) weds Jill Jacobs (26) at the Chapel at the United Nations in New York City
Jul 7th - "American Bandstand" TV host Dick Clark (47) weds Kari Wigton (34) in Malibu, California
Jul 8th - NFL coach Mike Ditka (21) weds Diana Trantham in Dallas County, Texas
Aug 5th - Actress Julie Newmar (43) weds lawyer J. Holt Smith
Aug 27th - "Coral Reefer Band" singer Jimmy Buffett (30) weds Jane Slagsvol
Sep 3rd - "I Dream of Jeannie" actress Barbara Eden (43) weds Charles Donald Fegert
Actress Barbara EdenActress Barbara Eden (Sep 3rd) Sep 30th - "Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom" author John Updike (45) weds Martha Bernhard
Oct 6th - Professional boxer George Foreman (28) weds Cynthia Lewis
Oct 21st - Actor Peter Boyle (42) weds Loraine Alterman at the United Nations chapel in Manhattan
Nov 5th - 43rd US President George W. Bush (31) weds Laura Welch (31) at The First United Methodist Church in Midland, Texas
Nov 10th - Actor Bryan Cranston (21) weds writer Mickey Middleton
Nov 11th - "Three's Company" actress Suzanne Somers (30) weds host Alan Hamel (40)
Nov 26th - Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm (53) weds businessman Arthur Hardwick Jr at the Sheraton Inn in Cheektowaga, New York
Dec 21st - American Jewish playwright and screenwriter "Glengarry Glen Ross" David Mamet marries 1st wife actress Lindsay Crouse
President of Chile Michelle BacheletPresident of Chile Michelle Bachelet (Dec 23rd) Dec 23rd - President of Chile Michelle Bachelet (26) weds architect Jorge Dávalos

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 3 of 3

Film Director Martin ScorseseFilm Director Martin Scorsese (Jan 19th) Jan 19th - Director Martin Scorsese (34) divorces Julia Cameron (28) after 1 year of marriage
Jun 9th - George & Patti Harrison divorce
Sep 11th - TV's Rhoda gets divorced

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 270

Jazz Pianist Erroll GarnerJazz Pianist Erroll Garner (Jan 2nd) Jan 2nd - Erroll Garner, jazz pianist (Misty), dies at 53
Jan 3rd - Avraham Ofer, Israeli minister of housing, commits suicide
Jan 3rd - Benno Stokvis, Dutch attorney/politician, dies at 75
Jan 5th - Onslow Stevens, actor (Mr Fisher-This is the Life), dies at 74
Jan 9th - Alexey Kozlovsky, composer, dies at 71
Jan 9th - Hal Sawyer, TV host (Sawyer Views Hollywood), dies at 62
Jan 12th - Henri-Georges Clouzot, director (Diabolique, Truth), dies at 69
Jan 14th - Anthony Eden, British premier (1955-57), dies at 79
Jan 14th - Peter Finch, actor (Network, The Nun's Story, Judith), dies at 60
Jan 14th - Anaïs Nin, French author (b. 1903)
Jan 17th - Gary Gilmore, executed in Utah, 1st US execution since 1967
Jan 18th - Carl Zuckmayer, German/Swiss/US playwright (Second Wind), dies at 80
Jan 18th - Paul Nordoff, US composer (Frog Prince), dies at 67
Jan 18th - Yvonne Printemps, actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 81
Jan 19th - Geraldine Brooks, actress (Faraday & Co, Dumplings), dies at 51
Jan 21st - John Vincent, composer, dies at 74
Jan 21st - Zoltan Vasarhelyi, composer, dies at 76
Jan 21st - Sandro Penna, Italian poet (b. 1906)
Jan 23rd - Bernard "Toots" Shor, barkeeper, dies at 73
Jan 25th - Donald Kerr, actor (Devil Bat, Killer Bats), dies at 85
Jan 26th - Margaret Hayes, actress (Robert Montgomery Presents), dies at 61
Jan 27th - Walter Baldwin, actor (Gay Amigo), dies at 88
Jan 28th - Burt Mustin, actor ("All in the Family", "The Andy Griffith Show"), dies at 92
Jan 29th - E P "Buster" Nupen, cricketer (50 wickets for S Af, lost eye), dies
Jan 29th - Freddie Prinze, comedian/actor (Chico & the Man), shoots himself at 22
Feb 1st - Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, US, sci-fi author (Danger Planet), dies at 72
Feb 3rd - Pauline Starke, actress (Dante's Inferno, Viking, Sun Up), dies at 76
Feb 4th - Brett Halliday, American writer (b. 1904)
Feb 5th - Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player, dies at 67
Feb 5th - Oskar Klein, Swedish physicist (b. 1894)
Feb 7th - Herman Dooyeweerd, Dutch philosopher/lawyer, dies at 82
Feb 8th - Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and ethnomusicologist (b. 1901)
Feb 9th - Denys Amiel, French dramatist/playwright (Le mouton noir), dies at 92
Feb 9th - Gaus, an orangautan who lived to be 59
Feb 9th - Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin), dies at 82
Feb 10th - Grace Mary Williams, composer, dies at 70
Feb 11th - Louis J M Beel, Dutch premier (1946-48, 58-59), dies at 74
Feb 13th - Jack Gardner, actor (Wild Bill Hickok, 3 Russian Girls), dies at 77
Feb 17th - Quincy Howe, newscaster (CBS Weekend News), dies at 76
Feb 17th - Janani Luwum, Ugandan Archbishop (b. 1922)
Feb 18th - Andy Devine, [Jeremiah Schwartz], actor (Andy's Gang), dies at 71
Feb 18th - Maria Realino, teacher (Botany of Curacao), dies at 87
Feb 18th - Ralph Graves, actor (Extra Girl), dies at 77
Feb 19th - Mike González, Cuban baseball player (b. 1890)
Feb 19th - Anthony Crosland, British politician (b. 1918)
Feb 22nd - Edith Barrett, actress (Molly & Me, Ghost Ship), dies at 64
Feb 22nd - Jack O'Connor, cricketer (batted in 4 Tests for England 1929-30), dies
Feb 26th - Bukka White, rocker, dies at 43
Feb 26th - Maxime Jacob, composer, dies at 71
Feb 27th - Allison Hayes, actress (Attack of 50 Foot Woman), dies at 47
Feb 27th - John Dickson Carr, American author (b. 1905)
Feb 28th - Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, comedian (Jack Benny Show), dies at 71
Mar 3rd - Percy Marmont, actor (Secret Agent, Lisbon), dies at 93
Mar 4th - Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (b. 1951)
Mar 4th - Toma Caragiu, Romanian actor (b. 1925)
Mar 4th - Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, German politician and former Chancellor of Germany (b. 1887)
Mar 5th - Lockrem Johnson, composer, dies at 52
Mar 5th - Moses Pergament, composer, dies at 83
Mar 5th - Tom Pryce, Welsh Formula One driver (b. 1949)
Mar 5th - Jansen Van Vuuren, Dutch volunteer safety marshall at the 1977 South African Grand Prix
Mar 8th - Henry Hull, actor (Werewolf of London, Boys Town), dies at 86
Mar 10th - E Power Biggs, English organist/composer (CBS), dies at 70
Mar 10th - Pieter Jan Bouman, Dutch sociologist/historian, dies at 74
Mar 10th - Willem Schermerhorn, Dutch premier (1945-46), dies at 82
Mar 11th - Alberto Rodriguez Larreta, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
Mar 11th - Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist (b. 1893)
Mar 13th - Fanie Lou Hamer, freedom fighter, dies
Mar 13th - Jan Patocka, Czech philosopher, dies in prison
Mar 14th - Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (b. 1917)
Mar 15th - Kamal Joemblat, Lebanese politician, murdered
Mar 15th - Antonino Rocca, Argentine professional wrestler
Mar 15th - Hubert Aquin, Quebec novelist, political activist and editor (b. 1929)
Mar 18th - Marien Ngouabi, president of Congo-Brazzaville, murdered
Mar 18th - José Carlos Pace, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1944)
Mar 22nd - A.K. Gopalan, Indian Communist leader (b. 1904)
Mar 24th - Saburo Moroi, composer, dies at 73
Mar 27th - Diana Hyland, actress (Peyton Place, 8 is Enough), dies at 41
Mar 27th - Eve Meyer, X actress (Immoral Mr Teas), dies in a plane crash at 46
Mar 27th - Lodewijk de Vocht, composer, dies at 89
Mar 27th - A. P. Hamann, American politician
Mar 30th - Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer, dies at 88
Mar 30th - Abdel Halim Hafez, Egyptian singer and actor (b. 1929)
Apr 3rd - Jack Ryder, cricketer (20 Tests for Aust, 1394 runs), dies
Apr 4th - Jeno Zador, composer, dies at 82
Apr 5th - John Marriott, dies at 83
Apr 7th - Siegfried Buback, German FR procureur-genl, murdered attorney-general
Apr 8th - Frank Milan, actor (Witness), dies at 71
Apr 11th - Jacques Prévert, French poet and screenwriter (b. 1900)
Apr 12th - Philip K Wrigley, baseball owner (Chicago Cubs), dies at 82
Apr 14th - Riekus Waskowsky, Dutch poet, dies at 44
Apr 17th - Marjorie Gateson, actress (One Man's Family), dies at 86
Apr 17th - William Cardinal Conway, Northern Irish clergyman (b. 1913)
Apr 20th - Bryan Foy, director/writer, dies at 80
Apr 20th - Len Johnson, cricketer (one Test for Australia, 3-66 & 3-8), dies
Apr 20th - Sepp Herberger, German football coach (b. 1897)
Apr 21st - Gummo [Milton] Marx, US comic (Marx Brothers), dies at 84
Apr 22nd - Charles Sanford, orchestra leader (Your Show of Shows), dies at 71
Apr 27th - Stanley Adams, actor (Lillies of the Field, Thunder Alley), dies at 61
Apr 28th - Ricardo Cortez, American actor and director (The Maltese Falcon), dies at 76
Apr 30th - Clive Martin Douglas, composer, dies at 73

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