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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 805

Jan 1st - International Year of the Child begins
Jan 1st - Jura, 26th canton of Switzerland, established
Jan 1st - US & China (Peoples Republic) begin diplomatic relations
Jan 1st - 65th Rose Bowl: #3 Southern California beats #5 Michigan, 17-10
Jan 1st - 45th Sugar Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #1 Penn State, 14-7
Jan 1st - 45th Orange Bowl: #4 Oklahoma beats #6 Nebraska, 31-24
Jan 2nd - 30th Islander shut-out opponent-Glenn Resch 9-0 vs Vancouver
Jan 2nd - Gavaskar gets twin tons for India for the third time (v WI)
Jan 2nd - Sid Vicious' trial for murder of girlfriend Nancy Spungen begins
Jan 3rd - 67th Men's Australian Open: Guillermo Vilas beats John Marks (6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3)
Jan 3rd - 67th Women's Australian Open: Christine O'Neil beats Betsy Nagelsen (6-3, 7-6)
Jan 6th - The Village People's Y.M.C.A becomes their only UK No.1 single. At it's peak it sold over 150,000 copies a day
Jan 7th - Vietnamese forces capture Phnom Penh from Khmer Rouge
Jan 7th - AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Houston Oilers 34-5
Jan 7th - NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Los Angeles Rams 28-0
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo VilasTennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas Jan 8th - 512 die as oil tanker Bantry Bay blows up
Jan 8th - Argentina & Chile sign Beagle Canal accord
Jan 8th - Today Show gets a new theme song
Jan 8th - Vietnamese troops overtook Khmer Rouge & occupy Phnom Penh
Jan 9th - Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to WS Merwin
Jan 9th - High-school player Daryl Moreau makes 126th consecutive free throws
Jan 9th - K-Mart pulls Steve Martin's "Let's Get Small" for being in "bad taste"
Jan 9th - Supreme Court strikes down (6-3) PA law requiring doctors performing an abortion to try to preserve lives of potentially viable fetuses
Jan 9th - Bobby Orr's #4 jersey is retired by the Boston Bruins
Jan 10th - 1st brother Billy Carter makes allegedly anti-Semitic remarks
Jan 10th - Entertainer of the Year Awards
Jan 10th - The Sun paper headline is 'Crisis? What Crisis?' as UK Prime Minister James Callaghan denies that the country is in chaos during the 'Winter of Discontent' strike wave
Ice Hockey Legend Bobby OrrIce Hockey Legend Bobby Orr Jan 11th - "Grand Tour" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 61 performances
Jan 12th - 6th American Music Awards: Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win
Jan 12th - LA's Hillside Strangler, Kenneth Bianchi, arrested in Bellingham
Jan 12th - Record blizzard struck midwest killing over 100
Jan 13th - Charlie Daniels hosts Volunteer Jam
Jan 13th - YMCA files libel suit against Village People's YMCA song
Jan 14th - US President Jimmy Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday
Jan 16th - Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi flees Iran for Egypt during the Iranian Revolution
Jan 16th - Bakhtiar government established by the Shah in Iran will preside until unrest in the country subsides
Jan 17th - NY Islanders didn't get a shot off in 1 period against NY Rangers
Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza PahlaviLast Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Jan 17th - USSR performs underground nuclear test
Jan 18th - Peter Jenkins finishes "A Walk Across America," Florence Oregon
Jan 19th - John N Mitchell (former US Attorney General) released on parole from federal prison
Jan 20th - 1 million Iranians march in Tehran in a show of support for the exiled Ayatollah Khomeini, fundamentalist Muslim leader
Jan 21st - Neptune becomes outermost planet (Pluto moves closer)
Jan 21st - Price of gold increases to record $875 troy oz
Jan 21st - Super Bowl XIII: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Dallas Cowboys, 35-31 in Miami Super Bowl MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh, QB
Jan 22nd - 10,000s UK public sector workers go on strike
Jan 23rd - Willie Mays elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Jan 24th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Jan 25th - 22.2-km Oshimizu railroad tunnel holed through, central Honshu, Japan
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II Jan 25th - Pope John Paul II's 1st overseas trip as supreme pontiff
Jan 25th - 1st documented case of a robot killing a human in US
Jan 26th - "The Dukes of Hazzard" premieres on US TV network CBS
Jan 26th - Music Center Vredenburg opens in Utrecht Neth
Jan 27th - 36th Golden Globes: Midnight Express, Jon Voight & Jane Fonda win
Jan 27th - Islanders ends 23 undefeated games at home streak (15-0-8)
Jan 28th - "Wiz" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 1672 performances
Jan 28th - Arthur Kopit's "Wings" premieres in NYC
Jan 28th - Pope John Paul II addresses the Third General Conference of Latin American Episcopate in Puebla, Mexico
Jan 29th - Brenda Spencer kills 2, inspires Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays"
Jan 29th - Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington, D.C.
Chinese Communist Party Leader Deng XiaopingChinese Communist Party Leader Deng Xiaoping Jan 29th - Emerson, Lake & Palmer disband after 10 years together
Jan 29th - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 13-7
Jan 29th - US President Jimmy Carter commuted Patricia Hearst's 7 year sentence to 2 years
Jan 30th - Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) agrees to new constitution
Jan 30th - Varig 707-323C freighter, flown by the same commander as Flight 820, disappears over the Pacific Ocean 30 minutes after taking off from Tokyo.
Feb 1st - Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years in exile
Feb 1st - Patricia Hearst is released from prison for bank robbery
Feb 1st - USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
Feb 3rd - "YMCA" by Village People peaks at #2 on pop singles chart
Feb 3rd - Minnesota Twins trade Rod Carew to California for 4 players
Feb 3rd - US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
Feb 3rd - US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah KhomeiniSupreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini Feb 4th - "Co-Ed Fever," TV Comedy, debut & cancelled that outing on CBS
Feb 4th - End of last 3+day D/N game for 15 yrs (WSC, SCG)
Feb 4th - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Colgate Triple Crown Golf Tournament
Feb 4th - 29th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 134-129 at Pontiac, Michigan
Feb 5th - Costliest single periodical ad, $3.2 million, Gulf + Western in Time
Feb 5th - Sears Radio Theater premieres on CBS
Feb 6th - Supreme court of Lahore affirms death sentence against premier Bhutto
Feb 7th - "Supertrain", TV Anthology, Superbomb of 1979, debuts on NBC
Feb 7th - Colonel Benjedid Chadli succeeds pres Boumedienne in Algeria
Feb 7th - Faoud Bacchus scores 250 for WI v India at Kanpur
Feb 7th - Pink Floyd premiered their live version of "The Wall" in Los Angeles
Feb 8th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Feb 8th - Denis Sassou-Nguesso became the President of the Republic of the Congo for the first time.
Feb 9th - 21st Grammy Awards: Just the Way You Are, Taste of Honey
Feb 9th - ABC airs "Heroes of Rock N Roll" special
Feb 9th - Beginning of James Clavell's novel "Whirlwind"
Feb 9th - Nigeria amends constitution
Feb 9th - UK Football club Nottingham Forest makes £1m transfer deal
Feb 9th - New York City premiere of Paul Schrader's allegedly fact based "Hardcore"
Singer Rod StewartSinger Rod Stewart Feb 10th - "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" by Rod Stewart peaks at #1
Feb 10th - Border is named 12th man for Australia, only Test Cricket he missed
Feb 11th - "They're Playing Our Song" opens at Imperial NYC for 1082 perfs
Feb 11th - 43 million watch "Elvis!" on ABC
Feb 11th - Iran's premier Bakhtiar resigns, Ayatollah Khomeini seizes power
Feb 11th - Musical "They're Playing Our Song" premieres in NYC
Feb 12th - Kosmos 1076, 1st Soviet oceanographic satellite, launched
Feb 12th - Bakhtiar resigns as prime minister of Iran after losing support of the military
Feb 13th - Washington State's Hood Canal Bridge breaks up in windstorm
Feb 13th - Formation of Guardian Angels crime fighters in New York City

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 843

Jan 1st - Koichi Domoto, Japanese artist
Jan 1st - Brody Dalle, Australian singer (The Distillers)
Jan 2nd - Jonathan Greening, British footballer
Jan 2nd - Suranne Jones, British actress
Jan 3rd - Francesco Bellissimo, Italian mangaka
Jan 4th - Tristan Gommendy, French racing driver
Jan 4th - Jeph Howard, American musician (The Used)
Jan 5th - Sarah Price, Miss Louisiana Teen USA (1997)
Jan 5th - Ronnie O'Brien, Irish footballer
Jan 7th - Bipasha Basu, Indian model
Jan 7th - Mariangel Ruiz, Venezuelan actress and model
Jan 7th - Ryan Tedder, American singer
Jan 8th - Sarah Polley, actress (Sweet Hereafter)
Jan 8th - Sequoyah, chimpanzee (son of Washoe)
Jan 8th - Adrian Mutu, Romanian footballer
Jan 8th - Stipe Pletikosa, Croatian footballer
Jan 8th - Seol Ki-Hyeon, South Korean footballer
Jan 9th - Lavinia Magruder, Miss Vermont Teen USA (1996)
Jan 9th - Tomiko Van, Japanese singer
Jan 10th - Chris H E Smith, [Daddy Mack], rapper (Kris Kross-Warm it Up), born in Atlanta, Georgia
Jan 11th - Darren Lynn Bousman, American film director
Jan 11th - Siti Nurhaliza, Malaysian singer
Jan 12th - Jenny Schmidgall, ice hockey forward (USA, Oly-98)
Jan 12th - Grzegorz Rasiak, Polish footballer
Jan 13th - Jill Wagner, American Actor
Jan 14th - John Reuben, American hip hop artist
Jan 14th - Karen Elson, British supermodel
Jan 14th - Angela Lindvall, American supermodel
Jan 15th - Drew Brees, American football player
Jan 15th - Young Dro, American rapper
Jan 15th - Ken Chu, Taiwanese singer-actor and taichi champ
Jan 15th - Martin Petrov, Bulgarian footballer
Jan 16th - Aaliyah, American singer (d. 2001)
Jan 16th - Brenden Morrow, Canadian ice hockey player
Jan 16th - Jason Ward, Canadian ice hockey player
Jan 16th - Rashawn Ross, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, trumpeter (Dave Mathews Band)
Jan 18th - Paulo Ferreira, Portuguese footballer
Jan 18th - Jay Chou, Taiwanese singer and producer
Jan 18th - Brian Gionta, American ice hockey player
Jan 18th - Kenyatta Jones, American football player
Jan 19th - Josu Sarriegi, Spanish/Basque footballer
Jan 19th - Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast
Jan 19th - Wiley, English Rapper (Grime)
Jan 20th - Rob Bourdon, American musician (Linkin Park)
Jan 20th - Asaka Kubo, Japanese gravure idol of 20th Century
Jan 20th - Will Young, British singer
Jan 21st - Kelly Gaudet, Miss Florida Teen USA (1996)
Jan 21st - Byung-Hyun Kim, Korean baseball player
Jan 21st - Spider Loc, American rapper, member of G-Unit
Jan 21st - Brian O'Driscoll, Irish rugby union footballer
Jan 22nd - Melanie Winiger, Miss Switzerland Universe (1997)
Jan 23rd - Sampsa Astala, Finnish musician (Lordi)
Jan 23rd - Larry Hughes, American basketball player
Jan 23rd - Juan Rincón, Venezuelan baseball player
Jan 24th - Tatyana M Ali, actress (Sesame St, Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in NYC, New York
Jan 25th - Christine Lakin, American actress (Step by Step), born in Dallas, Texas
Jan 25th - Rodrigo Ribeiro, Brazilian racing driver
Jan 25th - Pi Hongyan, French badminton player
Jan 25th - Gabe Jennings, American distance runner
Jan 26th - Sara Rue, American actress
Jan 27th - Jessica Lynn Ferdinand, Miss New York Teen USA (1997)
Jan 27th - Rosamund Pike, British actress
Jan 27th - Liesbet Van Breedam, Belgian beach volleyball player
Jan 27th - Daniel Vettori, New Zealand cricketer
Jan 28th - Ali Boulala, Swedish skateboarder
Jan 29th - Andrew Keegan, actor (Step by Step, Party of Five)
Jan 29th - April Scott, American actress and model
Jan 29th - Joseph Todd, Arena Football League player
Jan 29th - Sui Feifei, Chinese basketball player
Jan 30th - Diva Zappa, daughter of Frank
Jan 30th - Karen Smith, Australian field hockey midfielder/halfback (Olympics-96)
Jan 31st - Daniel Tammet, British autistic savant
Feb 1st - Juan Silveira dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
Feb 1st - Julie Augustyniak, American soccer player
Feb 1st - Valentin Elizalde, Mexican Singer (d.2006)
Feb 1st - Jason Isbell, American singer (Drive-By Truckers), born in Green Hill, Alabama
Feb 2nd - Brandee Dawn McCoskey, Miss Alaska Teen USA (1996)
Feb 2nd - Lindsay Langston, Modesto California, archer (Olympics-1996)
Feb 2nd - Petra Cada, Prague Czech, Canadian table tennis player (Olympics-96)
Feb 2nd - Fani Halkia, Greek hurdler
Feb 2nd - Irini Terzoglou, Greek shot putter
Feb 2nd - Shamita Shetty, Indian actress
Feb 4th - Andrei Arlovski, Russian mixed martial artist
Feb 4th - Giorgio Pantano, Italian racing car driver
Feb 6th - Dan Bălan, Moldovan singer and former member of the band O-Zone
Feb 7th - Cerina Vincent, Miss Nevada Teen USA (1996)
Feb 7th - Jon Leicester, American baseball player
Feb 8th - Tara Tucker, Miss Alabama Teen USA (1997)
Feb 8th - Aaron Cook, American baseball player
Feb 8th - Josh Keaton, American actor and singer
Feb 9th - David Gray, English snooker player
Feb 9th - Akinori Iwamura, Japanese baseball pitcher
Feb 9th - Zhang Ziyi, Chinese actress
Feb 10th - Daryl Palumbo, American musician
Feb 10th - Ross Powers, American snowboarder
Feb 11th - Brandy [Norwood], singer (Les Miserables, Moisha)
Feb 12th - Antonio Chatman, National Football League runningback
Feb 12th - Matt Mauck, American football player
Feb 12th - Jesse Spencer, Australian actor
Feb 13th - Julie Nagle, Miss North Dakota Teen USA (1997)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 18 of 18

Horror film director John CarpenterHorror film director John Carpenter (Jan 1st) Jan 1st - Film director John Carpenter (30) weds actress Adrienne Barbeau (33)
Feb 24th - NBA player Bill Walton (26) weds Susan Guth
Mar 17th - Actor Kurt Russell (28) weds actress Season Hubley (28)
Mar 26th - Comedic actor Bob Denver (44) weds fourth wife Dreama Peery
Apr 6th - Singer Rod Stewart & model Alana Collins wed
Apr 7th - Country singer Rosanne Cash (23) weds singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell (28)
Apr 28th - Actor and comedian John Candy (28) weds Rosemary Margaret Hobor at St. Basil's Church in Toronto, Canada
May 12th - US Senator Edward W Brooke (59) weds second wife Anne Lee Fleming
May 19th - Guitarist Eric Clapton marries Patti Boyd
Jun 5th - Blues musician Muddy Waters (64) weds Marva Jean Brooks (25) in Chicago
Jul 8th - Singer Marianne Faithfull (32) weds Ben Briefly
Blues Musician Muddy WatersBlues Musician Muddy Waters (Jun 5th) Aug 18th - Nick Lowe marries singer Carlene Carter
Sep 9th - Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) weds Fouzia Ali at Kensington Mosque
Sep 29th - Actress Isabella Rossellini (27) weds director Martin Scorsese (36)
Oct 16th - MLB outfielder Tim Raines (20) weds his high school sweetheart Virginia Hilton
Nov 24th - Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (57) weds photographer Jill Krementz (39)
Dec 4th - Liza Minnelli's 3rd marriage (Mark Gero)
Dec 23rd - Stevie Ray Vaughan (25) weds Lenora "Lenny" Bailey (div. 1988)

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

Actor Max Von SydowActor Max Von Sydow (Feb 26th) Feb 26th - Actor Max Von Sydow (49) divorces actress Christina Olin after 28 years of marriage
Aug 3rd - Professional boxer George Foreman (30) divorces Cynthia Lewis after more than a year of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 310

Jan 3rd - Conrad Hilton, US founder (Hilton Hotels), dies at 91
Jan 5th - Charles Mingus, US jazz bassist/composer/orchestra leader, dies at 56
Jan 7th - Zbigniew Turski, composer, dies at 70
Jan 9th - Avery Claflin, composer, dies at 80
Jan 9th - Sara Carter, vocalist/guitarist (Carter Family), dies at 80
Jan 9th - Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian engineer and architect (b. 1891)
Jan 11th - Jack Soo, actor (Nick Yemana-Barney Miller, Green Berets), dies at 63
Jan 13th - Donny Hathaway, Chicago Ill, rocker (Ghetto), commits suicide at 33
Jan 13th - Marjorie Lawrence, Australian soprano (b. 1907)
Jan 14th - Thomas DeSimone, gangster associate of the Lucchese crime family (b. 1950)
Jan 16th - Fred Elizalde, composer, dies at 71
Actor Ted CassidyActor Ted Cassidy (Jan 16th) Jan 16th - Ted Cassidy, actor (Lurch-Addams Family), dies at 46
Jan 16th - August Heissmeyer, German SS officer (b. 1897)
Jan 18th - Cyril Mockridge, composer, dies at 82
Jan 19th - Paul Meurisse, actor (Diabolique, Truth, Suspects, Monocle), dies
Jan 20th - Gustav Winckler, Danish singer (b. 1925)
Jan 22nd - Ali Hassan Salameh, [Abu Hassan], killed by car bomb; believed to have helped mastermind massacre of 1972 Munich Olympics athletes
Jan 24th - Jerry Damon, comedian (That Was The Week That Was), dies at 51
Jan 24th - Mabel Taliaferro, actress (My Love Come Back), dies at 91
Jan 25th - J Robertson Hare, actor (Fighting Stock), dies at 87
Jan 26th - Nelson Rockefeller, former VP & (4X Gov-R-NY), dies at 70
Jan 27th - Qalander Ba Ba Auliya, Sufi master (b. 1898)
Jan 28th - Eileen Shanahan, Irish Poet (b. 1901)
Feb 1st - Mort Marshall, actor (Cully-Dumplings), dies at 60
Feb 2nd - Jim Burke, cricketer (Australian opener), commits suicide
Musician Sid ViciousMusician Sid Vicious (Feb 2nd) Feb 2nd - Sid Vicious, [John Simon Ritchie], bassist (Sex Pistols), OD's at 21
Feb 3rd - Jody Gilbert, actress (Willard, Shaggy, Blonde Dynamite), dies
Feb 5th - Eddie Paynter, cricketer (20 Tests for England, avg 59.23), dies
Feb 6th - Alain Teister, Dutch sculptor/writer, dies at 47
Feb 6th - Arthur van Schendel, Dutch art historian, dies at 68
Feb 7th - Josef Mengele, concentration camp doctor, drowns
Feb 8th - Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, Russian poet, dies at 82
Feb 9th - C I J Smith, cricket all-rounder (5 Tests for England 1935-37), dies
Feb 9th - Dennis Gabor, Hungarian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1900)
Feb 12th - Jean Renoir, French writer/director (Human Beast), dies at 84
Feb 13th - Jean Renoir, actor/director (Rules of the Game), dies at 84
Feb 14th - Adolph Dubs, US ambassador to Afghanistan, murdered
Feb 15th - Alex Bradford, actor/composer (Your Arms too Short...), dies at 51
Feb 15th - Mehdi Rahimi, Iran general/milt governor of Teheran, executed
Feb 16th - Louise Allbritton, actress (Celia-Stage Door), dies at 58
Feb 16th - Nematullah Nassiri, Iran general/head of Savak, executed
Feb 16th - William Gargan, actor (New Adventures of Martin Kane), dies at 73
Feb 17th - William Gargan, actor (Rain, Bells of St Mary), dies at 73
Feb 21st - Glendon Gibbs, cricketer (Test Cricket WI v Australia 1955), dies
Feb 21st - Ray Whitley, composer, dies
Feb 23rd - W.A.C. Bennett, Canadian politician (b. 1900)
Feb 28th - Jane Hylton, English actress (Adv of Sir Lancelot), dies at 52
Feb 28th - Mr Ed, talking horse, dies
Feb 28th - Paul Alverdes, German writer (b. 1897)
Mar 1st - Dolores Costello, actress (Noah's Ark, Expensive Women), dies at 73
Mar 1st - Molla Mustafa Barzani, Iranian Kurd leader (KDP), dies at 75
Mar 2nd - Edith Craig, actress (Harmony Lane, Smashing Rackets), dies at 71
Mar 2nd - Mollah Mustafa Barzani, Kurdish leader, dies at 75
Mar 2nd - Christy Ring Irish hurler (b. 1920)
Mar 4th - Willi Unsoeld, American mountain climber (b. 1926)
Mar 5th - Vicente Ascone, composer, dies at 81
Mar 6th - Charles Wagenheim, actor (Halligan-Gunsmoke), dies at 83
Mar 7th - Guiomar Novaes, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84
Mar 7th - Klaus Egge, Norwegian composer (Fanitullen), dies at 72
Mar 9th - Barbara Mullen, actress (Talk of a Million), dies at 64
Mar 11th - Victor Kilian, American actor (Gentleman's Agreement), dies at 88
Mar 16th - Jean Monnet, French economist/CEO (ECSC), dies at 90
Mar 17th - Merv Inverarity, cricketer (father of John WA player 1925-40), dies
Mar 19th - Al Hodge, actor (Capt Video), dies at 65
Mar 19th - Richard Beckinsale, actor (Doing Time, Porridge, Lovers), dies at 31
Mar 22nd - Richard Sykes, British ambassador, assassinated by the IRA in The Hague, Holland
Mar 22nd - Ben Lyon, actor (I Cover the Waterfront, Indiscreet), dies at 78
Mar 23rd - Philip Bourneuf, actor (Big Night, Frankenstein), dies at 71
Mar 23rd - Ted Anderson, English footballer (b. 1911)
Mar 24th - Yvonne Mitchell, writer, dies at 53
Mar 25th - Anton Heiller, composer, dies at 55
Mar 26th - Jean Stafford, US author (Boston Adventure), dies at 63
Mar 27th - Ronald Adam, actor (Phantom Shot), dies at 82
Mar 28th - Emmett Kelly, circus clown (Weary Willy), dies at 80
Mar 29th - Melville Cooper, TV panelist (I Got a Secret), dies at 82
Mar 30th - Airey Neave, British MP (Conservatives), killed by terrorist bomb
Apr 1st - Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician, dies at 51
Apr 1st - Bruno Coquatrix, French music impresario (b. 1910)
Apr 2nd - Carroll D Rosenbloom, LA Rams president, dies at 72
Apr 2nd - Ivan Barrow, cricketer (11 Tests for West Indies 1930-39), dies
Apr 4th - Edgar Buchanan, actor (Uncle Joe-Petticoat Junction), dies at 77
Apr 4th - Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Pakistani president, hanged in Pakistan at 51
Apr 5th - Eugène Gabritschevsky, Russian biologist and artist (b. 1893)
Apr 6th - M Marie Widlow, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1957), dies at 61
Apr 6th - Milton Ager, US composer, dies at 85
Apr 7th - Bruno Apitz, writer, dies at 78
Apr 9th - Staats Cotsworth, dies at 71
Apr 10th - Henriette P "Hetty" Beck, actress (Dodendans), dies at 91
Apr 10th - Nino Rota, Italian composer (Torquemada), dies at 67
Apr 20th - Peter Donald, host (Masquerade Party), dies at 60
Apr 23rd - Blair Peach, New Zealand-born anti-fascist (b. 1946)
Apr 24th - John Carroll, actor (Hired Wife, Fiesta, Geraldine), dies at 72
Apr 28th - Feliks Roderyk Labunski, composer, dies at 86
Apr 29th - Julia Perry, American composer (Soul Symphony), dies at 55
Apr 29th - Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (b. 1907)
May 1st - Berkeley Bertram McGarrell Gaskin, cricketer (2 Tests for WI), dies
May 2nd - Giulio Natta, Italian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
May 3rd - Erin O'Brien-Moore, actress (Nurse Choate-Peyton Place), dies at 76
May 5th - Shirley O'Hara, actress (Wild Party), dies at 68
May 8th - Talcott Parsons, US sociologist, dies at 76

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