What Happened in 1982

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 839

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1st Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 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)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 3rd 70th Women's Australian Open: Martina Navratilova beats Chris Evert-Lloyd (6-7, 6-4, 7-5)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 5th Darryl Sittler, on advice from his doctor, leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs because of mental depression

NHL Legend Darryl Sittler
NHL Legend
Darryl Sittler
  • Jan 7th "Fame" premieres on NBC TV

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 7th Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Jan 8th AT&T agrees to divest itself of 22 Bell System companies
  • Jan 8th Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville, Tennessee
  • 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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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)

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Jan 10th NBC's premiere of TV made "Will: G. Gordon Liddy", based on title Watergate conspirator, participant and convict
  • Jan 10th NBC premiere of the film about G. Gordon Liddy
  • 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

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 13th Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame

Baseball Player Hank Aaron
Baseball Player
Hank Aaron
  • 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.
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 20th Heavy metal musician Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off a bat on stage in Des Moines, Iowa

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
  • 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
  • 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 25th 9th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogers win

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • 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 performances
  • Jan 27th Mauno Koivisto installed as president of Finland
  • Jan 27th Philadelphia trades Larry Bowa & Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus
  • Jan 27th Roberto S Cordova installed as president of Honduras
  • 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".

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 30th 39th Golden Globes: On Golden Pond, Henry Fonda & Meryl Streep win

Actress Meryl Streep
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

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Feb 1st "Late Night With David Letterman" debuts on NBC-TV, Bill Murray is first guest

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Bill Murray
  • 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
  • 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 performances
  • 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 hits #1 on pop chart
  • Feb 7th Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
  • Feb 7th Luis A Monge elected President 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 9th Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge [Kate Middleton], English wife of Crown Prince William, born in Reading, Berksire

Wife of Prince William Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Wife of Prince William
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
  • 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 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
  • Feb 25th Anton Volchenkov, Russian ice hockey player

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 28th Actor Danny Devito (37) weds actress Rhea Perlman (33)

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 19th Race car driver Al Unser Jr (19) weds Shelley Unser

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 28th Professional boxer George Foreman (33) weds Andrea Skeete

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

HeartWedding of Interest

May 1st Actress Kate Jackson (33) weds business executive David Greenwald in Beverly Hills, California

Actress Kate Jackson
Kate Jackson

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 4th Ex Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne (33) weds TV host Sharon Arden (29) in Maui, Hawaii

Rock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne
Rock Vocalist
Ozzy Osbourne
Music Manager/TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager/TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • Jul 22nd Biggest mass wedding, Rev Sun Myung Moon weds 2,200 couples in NYC

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 24th Physicist and astronaut Sally Ride (31) weds astronaut Steven Hawley (30) in Salina, Kansas

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • 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)

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 21st U2 lead singer Bono (22) weds activist and businesswoman Ali Hewson (21)

Rocker Bono

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 17th Actor Robert Goulet (48) weds artist/writer Vera Novak in Las Vegas, Nevada

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 21st Singer Joni Mitchell (39) weds bassist Larry Klein in Malibu, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 1st Martial artist Jackie Chan (28) weds actress Lin Feng-jiao (29) in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 18th Actor Phil Hartman (34) weds real estate agent Lisa Strain

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 16th Lee Majors & Farrah Fawcett Majors divorce

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 8th Actor Bryan Cranston (26) divorced writer Mickey Middleton after 4 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 23rd Professional boxer George Foreman (33) divorces Sharon Goodson after 7 months of marriage

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 1st Director Martin Scorsese (39) divorces Isabella Rossellini (30) after 3 years of marriage

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
Actress Isabella Rossellini
Isabella Rossellini

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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 404

  • 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, Russian-born American 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 30th Lightnin' Hopkins, American musician (b. 1912)

Blues Singer Lightnin Hopkins
Blues Singer
Lightnin Hopkins
  • 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 (Quiet Riot), dies in an 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 Goodman Ace, American comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 83
  • Mar 25th Hugo Huppert, Austrian writer and poet, dies at 79
  • 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