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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 801

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 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
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
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo VilasTennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Guillermo Vilas 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
Jan 11th - "Grand Tour" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 61 performances
Jan 12th - 6th American Music Awards: Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win
Musician Barry ManilowMusician Barry Manilow 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
Jan 17th - USSR performs underground nuclear test
Jan 18th - Peter Jenkins finishes "A Walk Across America," Florence Oregon
Last Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza PahlaviLast Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi 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
Jan 25th - Pope John Paul II's 1st overseas trip as supreme pontiff
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II 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 - 9th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 13-7
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 1st - Jason Isbell, American singer (Drive-By Truckers), born in Green Hill, Alabama
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
Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah KhomeiniSupreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini Feb 3rd - US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne
Feb 3rd - US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner
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 - Emmy News & Documentaries Award presentation
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 842

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 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)
Feb 13th - Rafael Márquez, Mexican footballer

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 312

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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