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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 853

Jan 1st - 30 Something stars Ken Olin & Patricia Wettig meet, later they marry
Jan 1st - Javier Perez de Cuellar becomes sec-gen of UN
Jan 1st - MTA launches a 5 year plan to upgrade the NYC subway system
Jan 1st - Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland
Jan 1st - TA launches 5 year capital program to overhaul NYC subway system
Jan 1st - 68th Rose Bowl: #12 Washington beats #13 Iowa, 28-0
Jan 1st - 48th Sugar Bowl: #10 Pittsburgh beats #2 Georgia, 24-20
Jan 1st - 11th Fiesta Bowl: #7 Penn State beats #8 Southern California, 26-10
Jan 1st - 48th Orange Bowl: #1 Clemson beats #4 Nebraska, 22-15
Jan 2nd - "Camelot" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 48 performances
Jan 2nd - Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins
Jan 2nd - "The Epic in Miami", in 85 degree heat (Fahrenheit), the San Diego Chargers defeat the Miami Dolphins 41-38 in overtime in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, a game that set numerous playoff scoring records
Jan 3rd - 70th Men's Australian Open: Johan Kriek beats Steve Denton (6-2, 7-6, 6-7, 6-4)
Tennis Player Martina NavratilovaTennis Player Martina Navratilova Jan 3rd - 70th Women's Australian Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd (6-7, 6-4, 7-5)
Jan 4th - Bryant Gumbel became co-host of NBC's "Today Show"
Jan 4th - Chris Wallace becomes co-anchor of the Today Show
Jan 4th - Golden Gate Bridge closed for 3rd time by fierce storm
Jan 4th - ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) & ABC Rock Network (40 affiliates) become the 5th & 6th ABC radio network
Jan 5th - Arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation
Jan 5th - Darryl Sittler, on advice from his doctor, leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs because of mental depression
Jan 7th - "Fame" premieres on NBC TV
Jan 7th - Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick
Jan 8th - AT&T agrees to divest itself of 22 Bell System companies
Jan 8th - Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville Tennessee
NHL Star Bryan TrottierNHL Star Bryan Trottier Jan 8th - Justice Dept withdraws antitrust suit against IBM, pending since
Jan 9th - 5.9 earthquake in New England & Canada; 1st since 1855
Jan 9th - Steve D'Innocenzo scores 3 hockey goals in 12 sec in Mass HS game
Jan 10th - -17°F (27.2°C) in Braemar Grampian (equals UK record)
Jan 10th - "Freezer Bowl", Bengals beat Chargers in -59°F (-51°C) to win AFC championship
Jan 10th - Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31)
Jan 10th - "The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes a fingertip catch for a touchdown from Joe Montana with 58 seconds left (SF 49ers win the game and go on to win the Super Bowl)
Jan 10th - NBC premiere of the film about G. Gordon Liddy
Jan 10th - NBC's premiere of TV made "Will: G. Gordon Liddy", based on title Watergate conspirator, participant and convict
NFL Quarterback Joe MontanaNFL Quarterback Joe Montana Jan 10th - AFC Championship Game: Cincinnati Bengals beat San Diego Chargers 27-7
Jan 10th - NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Dallas Cowboys 28-27
Jan 11th - Atlanta Ga's temperature goes below zero F
Jan 11th - Honduras adopts constitution
Jan 13th - Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame
Jan 13th - Air Florida 737 took off in a snowstorm, crashes into 14th St Bridge in Washington, D.C., & falls into Potomac River, killing 78
Jan 15th - "Forbidden Broadway" by/with Gerard Alessandrini premieres in NYC
Jan 15th - Mark Thatcher, son of UK prime minister Magaret Thatcher, makes his way home after 6 days missing in the Sahara
Jan 17th - "Cold Sunday" in the United States would see temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron Jan 19th - Aust-WI one-day game that produced a Privy Council libel case
Jan 19th - Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Oklahoma, kills 6 kids & teacher
Jan 20th - 7 miners killed in an explosion in Craynor Ky
Jan 20th - Honduras constitution goes into effect
Jan 20th - Piet Dankert elected chairman of European Parliament
Jan 20th - Darryl Sittler is traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Philadelphia Flyers
Jan 20th - Heavy metal musician Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off a bat on stage in Des Moines, Iowa
Jan 21st - "Little Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 36 performances
Jan 21st - NY Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak
Jan 22nd - 75% of North America is covered by snow
Rock Vocalist Ozzy OsbourneRock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne Jan 23rd - Urbe Blanca (cow) produces record 110 kg of milk, Cuba (approx date)
Jan 23rd - World Airways DC-10 skids at Boston Logan Airport killing 2
Jan 24th - Super Bowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Michigan, MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
Jan 25th - 9th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogers win
Jan 26th - Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38, 5 within 2:37 vs Penguins
Jan 26th - Mauno Koivisto elected president of Finland
Jan 26th - For the first time since the 1930s, the unemployed population in UK rises above three million
Jan 27th - "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" opens at Royale NYC for 747 perfs
Jan 27th - Mauno Koivisto installed as president of Finland
Jan 27th - Phila trades Larry Bowa & Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus
Jan 27th - Roberto S Cordova installed as president of Honduras
Country Singer Kenny RogersCountry Singer Kenny Rogers Jan 27th - West Indies beat Australia 3-1 to win cricket's World Series Cup
Jan 28th - US Gen Dozier freed from Red Brigade of Padua Italy
Jan 28th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Jan 28th - Italian police rescue, James Dozier, a US Brigadier General, held hostage by the Red Brigade for 6 weeks
Jan 29th - Old Dominion ends Louisiana Tech's women's basketball rec 54-game win streak
Jan 29th - Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians
Jan 30th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
Jan 30th - Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".
Jan 30th - 39th Golden Globes: On Golden Pond, Henry Fonda & Meryl Streep win
Actress Meryl StreepActress Meryl Streep Jan 31st - 10 Arabian oryx (extinct except in zoos) released in Oman
Jan 31st - Gustafson skates world record 10 km (14:26.59)
Jan 31st - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
Jan 31st - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 16-13
Jan 31st - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
Jan 31st - 32nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 120-118 at East Rutherford, New Jersey
Feb 1st - "Late Night With David Letterman" debuts on NBC-TV, Bill Murray is first guest
Feb 1st - Senegal & Gambia form loose confederation (Senegambia)
Feb 2nd - Government troops and Muslim fundamentalists battle in Hamah, Syria
Feb 3rd - Columbia Shuttle moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-3 mission
Feb 3rd - Greatest helicopter lift, 56,888 kg, Podmoscovnoe, USSR
Comedian and Television Host David LettermanComedian and Television Host David Letterman Feb 3rd - John Sharples of England finishes 371 hours of disco dancing
Feb 3rd - Porn star John Holmes ordered to stand trial for murder
Feb 4th - "Pump Boys & Dinettes" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 573 perfs
Feb 4th - Indoor distance record for a paper airplane (47m) Tacoma Wash
Feb 4th - Musical "Pump Boys & Dinettes" premieres in NYC
Feb 4th - Suriname premier Chin A Sen flees
Feb 5th - Chin A Sen ends term as president of Suriname
Feb 5th - DEA announces seizure of 3,192 tons of marijuana, 495 people
Feb 5th - British airline Laker Airways collapses owing 270M pounds ($351M)
Feb 5th - Suriname pres Chin A Sen resigns & flees to Neth
Feb 6th - "Centerfold" by J Geils Band hit #1 on pop chart
Feb 7th - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
Feb 7th - Luis A Monge elected pres of Costa Rica
Feb 8th - Dodgers trade Davey Lopes to A's breaking up the longest-playing infield (Cey-Russell-Lopes-Garvey)
Feb 9th - 34th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-2 at Washington
Feb 10th - 28 skiers perform backflips while holding hands, Bromont, Quebec
Feb 11th - Ozzie Smith for Garry Templeton trade finally goes through

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 680

Jan 1st - David Nalbandian, Argentinian tennis player
Jan 2nd - Athanasia Tsoumeleka, Greek race walker
Jan 4th - Paulo Ferrari, Argentinian footballer
Jan 4th - Kang Hye-jeong, South Korean actress
Jan 4th - Richard Logan, English footballer
Jan 5th - Janica Kostelić, Croatian skier
Jan 6th - Gilbert Arenas, American basketball player
Jan 6th - Brian Bass, American baseball player
Jan 6th - Tiffany Pollard, American reality television personality
Jan 7th - Francisco Rodriguez, Venezuelan baseball player
Jan 7th - Hannah Stockbauer, German swimmer
Jan 7th - Ianina Zanazzi, Argentine racing driver
Jan 8th - Gaby Hoffman, actress (Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, Now & Then)
Jan 8th - Emanuele Calaiò, Italian footballer
Jan 8th - John Utaka, Nigerian footballer
Jan 8th - wiL Francis, American singer
Wife of Prince William Catherine, Duchess of CambridgeWife of Prince William Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Jan 9th) Jan 9th - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge [Kate Middleton], English wife of Crown Prince William, born in Reading, Berksire
Jan 10th - Josh Ryan Evans, American actor (d. 2002)
Jan 11th - Ashley Taylor Dawson, British actor and singer
Jan 11th - Son Ye-jin, South Korean actress
Jan 12th - Sherzod Abdurahmonov, Uzbekistanian boxer
Jan 12th - Paul-Henri Mathieu, French tennis player
Jan 12th - Dimitrios Tsiamis, Greek triple jumper
Jan 12th - Hans Van Alphen, Belgian decathlete
Jan 12th - Chris Ray, American baseball player
Jan 12th - Dontrelle Willis, American baseball player
Jan 13th - Guillermo Coria, Argentine tennis player
Jan 14th - Léo Lima, Brazilian footballer
Jan 14th - Víctor Valdés, Spanish goalkeeper
Jan 15th - Armando Galarraga, Venezuelan baseball player
Jan 15th - Prince Philip and Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia
Jan 16th - Tuncay Şanlı, Turkish footballer
Jan 16th - Samuel Preston, British singer (The Ordinary Boys)
Jan 17th - Dwyane Wade, American basketball player
Jan 17th - Amanda Wilkinson, Canadian singer
Jan 17th - Alex Varkatzas, American Singer (Atreyu)
Jan 18th - Joanna Newsom, American harpist
Jan 19th - Jodie Sweetin, actress (Stephanie Tanner-Full House)
Jan 19th - Angela Chang, Taiwanese singer and actress
Jan 19th - Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player
Jan 21st - Dean Whitehead, English footballer
Jan 22nd - Kevin Sheridan, actor (Soul Man)
Jan 22nd - Fabricio Coloccini, Argentine footballer
Jan 22nd - Jason Peters, American football player
Jan 23rd - Wily Mo Peña, Dominican baseball player
Jan 25th - Sho Sakurai, Japanese singer and actor
Jan 25th - The-Dream, singer
Jan 25th - Shawna Waldron, American actress
Jan 29th - Heidi Mueller, American actress
Jan 30th - Jorge Cantu, Mexican baseball player
Jan 31st - Yuniesky Betancourt, Major League Baseball shortstop
Jan 31st - Andreas Görlitz, German football player
Jan 31st - Bruno Nogueira, Portuguese actor, comedian and TV host
Jan 31st - Elena Paparizou, Greek singer
Jan 31st - Jānis Sprukts, National Hockey League player
Jan 31st - Brad Thompson, Major League Baseball player
Feb 1st - Shoaib Malik, Pakistani cricketer
Feb 2nd - Han Ga In, South Korean model/actress
Feb 2nd - Sergio Castaño, Spanish footballer
Feb 2nd - Kelly Mazzante, American basketball player
Feb 3rd - Alan Gurr, Australian V8 Supercar driver
Feb 3rd - Jessica Harp, American singer (The Wreckers)
Feb 4th - Chris Sabin, American professional wrestler
Feb 4th - Tomas Vaitkus, Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist
Feb 4th - Kimberly Wyatt, American singer and dancer (Pussycat Dolls)
Feb 5th - Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami, Iranian basketball player (d. 2007)
Feb 5th - Rodrigo Palacio, Argentine footballer
Feb 5th - Tomas Kopecky, Ice hockey player
Feb 5th - Kevin Everett, American football player
Feb 6th - Alice Eve, English actress
Feb 6th - Tank, Mandopop singer
Feb 8th - Eric Alexander, American football player
Feb 8th - Satomi Kōrogi, Japanese voice actress
Feb 8th - Sousuke Takaoka, Japanese actor
Feb 8th - Danny Tamberelli, American actor
Feb 9th - Ami Suzuki, Japanese singer
Feb 10th - Keith Dunne, Irish footballer
Feb 10th - Iafeta Paleaaesina, New Zealand rugby league player
Feb 10th - Justin Gatlin, American sprinter
Feb 11th - Neil Robertson, Australian snooker player
Feb 12th - Onil Joseph, Dominican baseball player
Feb 12th - Louis Tsatoumas, Greek long jumper
Feb 13th - Michael Turner, Running Back for the San Diego Chargers
Feb 13th - Lanisha Cole, American model
Feb 14th - Marián Gáborík, Slovak hockey player
Feb 16th - Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, American rapper
Feb 17th - Joseph Gordon-Levitt, actor (Tommy Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)
Feb 17th - Adriano, Brazilian footballer
Feb 17th - Lupe Fiasco, American rapper
Feb 17th - Brian Bruney, American baseball player
Feb 20th - Jason Hirsh, American baseball player
Feb 21st - Bernhard Auinger, Austrian racing driver
Feb 21st - Chantal Claret, American musician
Feb 22nd - Robert Weiner, Jr., American water polo player
Feb 23rd - Adam Hann-Byrd, American actor
Feb 23rd - Karan Singh Grover, Indian Television Actor
Feb 24th - Emanuel Villa, Argentine footballer
Feb 24th - Klára Zakopalová, Czech tennis player
Feb 24th - Nick Blackburn, American baseball player
Feb 25th - Chris Baird, Irish footballer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 17 of 17

Actor Danny DevitoActor Danny Devito (Jan 28th) Jan 28th - Actor Danny Devito (37) weds actress Rhea Perlman (33)
Mar 19th - Race car driver Al Unser Jr (19) weds Shelley Unser
Apr 28th - Professional boxer George Foreman (33) weds Andrea Skeete
May 1st - Actress Kate Jackson (33) weds business executive David Greenwald in Beverly Hills, California
Jun 5th - Actor Michael Keaton (30) weds actress Caroline McWilliams (37)
Jun 26th - Marie Osmond marries Steve Craig
Jul 1st - Over 2000 Unification Church couples marry at NYC Madison Square Garden
Jul 4th - Ex Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne (33) weds TV host Sharon Arden (29) in Maui, Hawaii
Jul 22nd - Biggest mass wedding, Rev Sun Myung Moon weds 2,200 couples in NYC
Jul 24th - Physicist and astronaut Sally Ride (31) weds astronaut Steven Hawley (30) in Salina, Kansas
1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride (Jul 24th) Jul 29th - Andy Taylor of rock group Duran Duran weds Tracie Wilson
Aug 2nd - "Dangerous Liaisons" actor John Malkovich (28) weds film and stage actress Glenne Headly (27)
Aug 21st - U2 lead singer Bono (22) weds activist and businesswoman Ali Hewson (21)
Oct 17th - Actor Robert Goulet (48) weds artist/writer Vera Novak in Las Vegas, Nevada
Nov 21st - Singer Joni Mitchell (39) weds bassist Larry Klein in Malibu, California
Dec 1st - Martial artist Jackie Chan (28) weds actress Lin Feng-jiao (29) in Los Angeles
Dec 18th - Actor Phil Hartman (34) weds real estate agent Lisa Strain

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 7 of 7

Actress Farrah FawcettActress Farrah Fawcett (Feb 16th) Feb 16th - Lee Majors & Farrah Fawcett Majors divorce
Apr 8th - Actor Bryan Cranston (26) divorced writer Mickey Middleton after 4 years of marriage
Apr 23rd - Professional boxer George Foreman (33) divorces Sharon Goodson after 7 months of marriage
Nov 1st - Director Martin Scorsese (39) divorces Isabella Rossellini (30) after 3 years of marriage
Nov 7th - Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 7th divorce from politician John Warner
Dec 6th - US Senator Ted & Joan Kennedy divorce
Dec 9th - Mary-Beth & William Hurt divorce

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 400

Jan 1st - Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans), dies at 83
Jan 1st - Victor Buono, actor (Mr Schubert-Man from Atlantis), dies at 43
Jan 1st - Vladimir K Zworykin, Russ/American engineer (cathode-ray tube), dies
Jan 3rd - Derek Sealy, cricketer (West Indies 1930-39), dies
Jan 5th - Hans Conried, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy), dies at 64
Jan 5th - Harvey Lembeck, actor (Phil Silvers, Hathaways), dies at 56
Jan 5th - Sir Edmund Herring, Australian military commander, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (b. 1892)
Jan 7th - Bert Oosterhuis, Dutch motor racer (Paris-Dakar), dies in race crash
Jan 8th - Gregoire Aslan, actor (Concrete Jungle), dies of 73 of a heart attack
Jan 8th - Reta Shaw, actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies of emphysema at 69
Jan 9th - Paul Lynde, actor (Bye Bye Birdie, Bewitched), dies at 55
Jan 10th - Lazar Weiner, composer, dies at 84
Jan 10th - Paul Lynde, comedian (Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), dies at 55
Jan 13th - Marcel Camus, French director (Orfeu Negro), dies at 69
Jan 15th - Red Smith, sportscaster (Pulitzer, Fight Talk), dies at 76
Jan 16th - Red Smith, American sports columnist (b. 1905)
Jan 18th - Burnet Corwin Tuthill, US composer (Laurentia), dies at 93
Jan 18th - Trent Lehman, actor (Butch-Nanny & the Professor), dies at 20
Jan 19th - Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy (WW II), dies at 77
Jan 19th - Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Roubaix '76), dies [or 1/20]
Jan 19th - Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
Jan 20th - Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Brus 1974), dies at 31[or 1/19]
Jan 22nd - Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70), dies at 71
Jan 23rd - Hope Hampton, actress (Star Dust, Lawful Larcency), dies at 83
Jan 24th - Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian president and dictator (b. 1918)
Jan 25th - Mihail A Suslov, Soviet party ideologist, dies at 79
Jan 27th - Iris Korn, actress (Widder-Palmerstown USA), dies at 60
Jan 30th - Félix L V L J Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes), dies at 76
Jan 30th - Lightning Hopkins, rocker, dies of cancer at 69
Jan 30th - Riccardo Nielsen, composer, dies at 73
Jan 30th - Stanley Holloway, comedian (My Fair Lady, Our Man Higgins), dies at 91
Blues Singer Lightnin HopkinsBlues Singer Lightnin Hopkins (Jan 30th) Jan 30th - Lightnin' Hopkins, American musician (b. 1912)
Feb 2nd - Stringfellow Barr, US educationalist (100 Great Books), dies at 85
Feb 2nd - Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (b 1905)
Feb 4th - Sue Carol, actress (She's My Weakness), dies at 73 of a heart attack
Feb 4th - Alex Harvey, Scottish musician (b. 1935)
Feb 4th - Georg Konrad Morgen, German judge (b. 1909)
Feb 5th - Dolores Moran, actress (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies at 56
Feb 5th - Neil Aggett, South African worker's union leader, commits suicide
Feb 5th - Wies [Aloisius CA] Moens, Flemish writer/nazi, dies at 84
Feb 6th - Ben Nicholson, England, painter/sculptor (Circle), dies at 87
Feb 8th - John Hay Whitney, US newspaper magnate, dies at 76
Feb 10th - K R Meher-Homji, cricket wk (Test as Indian, catch no stumped), dies
Feb 11th - Eleanor Powell, tap dancer/wife of Glenn Ford, dies at 69 of cancer
Feb 11th - Takashi Shimura, Japans actor (Rashomon, 7 Samurais), dies at 76
Feb 11th - Victor Jory, Alaskan actor (Kings Row, Manhunt), dies at 79
Feb 12th - Cornelis Rijnsdorp, Dutch writer (Culprit), dies at 87
Feb 12th - Hal Hooker, cricket (307 partners with Kippax for last wicket), dies
Feb 12th - Victor Jory, actor (Adv of Tom Sawyer, 1st Lady, Jigsaw), dies at 79
Feb 13th - Zeng Jinlian, Hunan China, grew to 8'1" (tallest woman), dies at 17
Feb 14th - Henk Schaer, [Hendricus J M Schaareman], Dutch actor, dies at 79
Feb 15th - Rolfe Sedan, actor (Mailman-George Burns Show), dies at 86
Feb 17th - Lee Strasberg, acting coach/actor (And Justice for All), dies at 81
Feb 17th - Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (b. 1922)
Feb 17th - Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 64
Feb 18th - Edith Ngaio Marsh, NZ detective writer/producer, dies at 82
Feb 18th - Tina Carver, actress (Inside Detroit, Uranium Boom), dies at 58
Feb 21st - Murray "the K" Kaufman, NYC DJ (5th Beatle), dies at 60
Feb 22nd - Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (b. 1898)
Feb 24th - Virginia Bruce, actress (Born to Dance, Great Ziegfield), dies at 71
Feb 25th - J K Irani, cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests for India 1947-48), dies
Feb 26th - Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45
Feb 27th - Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer, dies at 39
Mar 2nd - Philip K[indred] Dick, US Sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Dr Futurity), dies at 53
Mar 3rd - Georges Perec, French writer, dies at 45
Mar 5th - John Belushi, comedian (Sat Night Live), dies of drug overdose at 33
Mar 6th - Ayn Rand, Russian-born American author-philosopher (Atlas Shrugged), dies of heart failure at 77
Mar 6th - Jan Lemaire, Dutch actor/writer (Beautiful Juultje), dies at 97
Mar 7th - Charles Borromeo Mills, composer, dies at 68
Mar 9th - Alan Badel, actor (Shogun), dies of a heart attack at 58
Mar 9th - Rex Marshall, TV announcer (Circuit Rider, Herman Hickman Show), dies
Mar 9th - Richard A Butler, England, min of Finance, dies at 79
Mar 11th - Edmund Cooper, British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55
Mar 11th - Horace Gregory, American poet (b. 1898)
Mar 12th - Elisabeth Zernike, Dutch writer (Course of Events), dies at 90
Mar 13th - Albert Weisser, composer, dies at 64
Mar 13th - Wilfred Hawker, Suriname sgt-major, executed
Mar 14th - Kirill Vladimirovich Molchanov, composer, dies at 59
Mar 17th - Hans ter Laag, Dutch sound technician, murdered in El Salvador
Mar 17th - Jan Kuiper, Dutch news editor (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
Mar 17th - Joop Willemsen, Dutch cameraman, murdered in El Salvador
Mar 17th - Koos Koster, Dutch newscaster (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
Mar 18th - Georg G Lampe, Dutch painter/director (Free Academy), dies at 60
Mar 19th - Randy Rhoads, heavy metal guitarist (Ozzy Osbourne), air crash at 25
Mar 20th - Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral, dies at 52
Mar 21st - Harry H Corbett, British actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky), dies at 57
Mar 23rd - Mario Praz, Italian author (Casa della vita), dies at 85
Mar 24th - Ace Goodman, KC Mo, comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 83
Mar 26th - Agathe "Henriette" de Beaufort, writer (Dolly of Arnhem), dies at 91
Mar 28th - William Giauque, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
Mar 29th - Carl Orff, German composer (Mouth, Antigonae), dies at 86
Mar 29th - Rudy Bond, actor (Streetcar Named Desire), dies of heart attack at 68
Mar 29th - Walter Hallstein, W German politician (CDU, H-doctrine), dies at 80
Mar 29th - Nathan Twining, USAF general (b. 1897)
Mar 31st - Fritz Eberhard, West German lawyer/resistor, dies at 85
Apr 3rd - Herman W Filarski, Dutch bridge journalist, dies at 69
Apr 3rd - Warren Oates, actor (East of Eden, Stoney Burke), dies at 53
Apr 4th - Tsvetan Tsvetanov, composer, dies at 50
Apr 5th - Abe Fortas, Supreme court justice, dies at 71
Apr 7th - Brenda Benet, actress (Track of Thunder), commits suicide by gun at 36

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