What Happened in 1983

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 764

  • Jan 1 PGA inaugurates all-exempt tour
  • Jan 1 World Communications Year begins
  • Jan 1 TCP/IP protocols become the only approved protocol on the ARPANET, replacing the earlier NCP protocol
  • Jan 1 'New age music' radio program "Hearts of Space" makes its national syndication debut on U.S. National Public Radio
  • Jan 1 69th Rose Bowl: #5 UCLA beats #19 Michigan, 24-14
  • Jan 1 49th Sugar Bowl: #2 Penn State beats #1 Georgia, 27-23
  • Jan 1 12th Fiesta Bowl: #11 Arizona State beats #12 Oklahoma, 32-21
  • Jan 1 49th Orange Bowl: #3 Nebraska beats #13 LSU, 21-20
  • Jan 2 "Annie" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 2,377 performances

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Jan 2 Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne, NYC after 767 performances

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Jan 2 Don Muraco beats Pedro Morales to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
  • Jan 2 Gary Trudeau takes a 20-month break from writing "Doonesbury"
  • Jan 2 Ken Anderson of Cincinnati completes record 20 consecutive passes
  • Jan 2 Several African National Congress(ANC) members detained in Swaziland decide to leave the country voluntarily for Mozambique.
  • Jan 3 Tony Dorsett sets NFL record with 99-yd rush, Dallas vs Minnesota
  • Jan 4 US Football League holds its 1st player draft
  • Jan 7 Australia regain the Ashes with a 2-1 series win v England

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Jan 7 President Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan

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Jan 9 British PM Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Jan 10 NY Supreme Court issues a preliminary injunction barring NY Yankees from playing season-opening series against Tigers in Denver
  • Jan 11 Billy Martin named NY Yankee manager for 3rd time
  • Jan 12 Brooks Robinson & Juan Marichal elected to Hall of Fame
  • Jan 12 NCAA creates football Kickoff Classic to begin in August

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Jan 13 AMA urges ban on boxing, cites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Jan 13 Quebec Nordiques play 251st NHL game without being shut out
  • Jan 15 Dutch political party DS'70 disbands
  • Jan 15 Hartford Whalers smallest crowd 4,812 (beat Devils) during blizzard
  • Jan 15 Javed Miandad & Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand v India
  • Jan 15 Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours
  • Jan 17 10th American Music Awards: John Cougar & Rick Springfield, Olivia Newton-John

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Jan 17 Alabama Governor George Wallace, becomes governor for a record 4th time

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • Jan 17 Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians

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Jan 18 IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • Jan 19 Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia

MurderMurder of Interest

Jan 20 American gangster Roy DeMeo is found murdered in his car trunk after disappearing a few days earlier

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Gangster
Roy DeMeo
  • Jan 21 Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Anthony E Hecht
  • Jan 21 President Reagan certifies El Salvador human-rights abuses have decreased making country eligible for US military aid
  • Jan 22 2nd flight readiness firing of Challenger's main engines; 22 seconds
  • Jan 22 Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 & win 113-96
  • Jan 22 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 31-17

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Jan 23 "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC

Actor Mr. T
Actor
Mr. T

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Jan 23 Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Jan 23 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $14,700,000
  • Jan 23 In NBA, Portland scores all 17 pts in overtime to beat Houston 113-96
  • Jan 23 Russian radioactive satellite falls into Indian Ocean
  • Jan 23 Schone skates ladies world record 5 km (7:40.97)
  • Jan 23 "Mud Bowl", Miami Dolphins beat the New York Jets 14-0 in the AFC Championship Game on a wet, muddy field, which negated the Jets significant speed and skill advantage
  • Jan 23 AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat New York Jets 14-0

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Jan 24 Hulk Hogan pins Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Jan 25 China's supreme court commutes Chiang Ch'ing's death sentence to life
  • Jan 25 Infrared telescope satellite launched into polar orbit
  • Jan 25 Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie arrested in Bolivia
  • Jan 26 Dutch/British infrared satellite IRAS launched from Calif
  • Jan 27 World's longest underwater tunnel (53.90 km) opens, Honshu-Hokkaid
  • Jan 29 "Down Under" by Men At Work hits #1 on UK pop chart

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 29 40th Golden Globes: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Ben Kingsley & Meryl Streep win

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
  • Jan 30 Hilbert van Thumb becomes European skating champ
  • Jan 30 Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda of Deer Creek Golf Classic
  • Jan 30 Super Bowl XVII: Wash Red Skins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: John Riggins, Washington, RB
  • Jan 31 In an effort to reduce driving deaths, a new law in UK requires drivers and front-seat passengers to wear seatbelts
  • Feb 1 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Feb 2 Chicago Archbishop Joseph L Bernardin is among 18 new cardinals invested

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Feb 2 Pope John Paul II names 18 new cardinals

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Feb 2 CBS' premiere of fact based WW2 drama "The Scarlet and the Black", based on the life of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty
  • Feb 3 US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
  • Feb 4 Jose Happart becomes mayor of Voeren Belgium
  • Feb 4 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
  • Feb 5 Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie brought to trial
  • Feb 6 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-19
  • Feb 6 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
  • Feb 6 Trial of former Gestapo commandant Klaus Barbie begins in France for war crimes during World War II
  • Feb 7 1st female secretary of transportation sworn-in (Elizabeth Dole)
  • Feb 8 35th NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 9-3 at NY Islander

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Feb 8 Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino

Baseball Legend Mickey Mantle
Baseball Legend
Mickey Mantle
  • Feb 8 Eric Peters sets transatlantic sailboat record (E-W)-46 days
  • Feb 8 Tina Howe's "Painting Churches" premieres in NYC

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Feb 8 Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Feb 8 Champion thoroughbred Shergar kidnapped in Ireland; never found Lloyds of London pays $10.6 million insurance
  • Feb 8 Ariel Sharon resigns from Israeli government after an inquiry shows he was indirectly responsible for the killings of hundreds of people in 1982
  • Feb 8 A prize stallion and Derby winner is kidnapped; a nationwide hunt begins the following day
  • Feb 9 Belgium buys 44 F-16s
  • Feb 10 Anglican synod vote 338-100 against unilateral UK nuclear disarmament
  • Feb 11 "Weird Al" Yankovic records "Ricky" & "Buckingham Blues" debut LP
  • Feb 11 4th largest snowfall in NYC history (18"(46 cm))
  • Feb 13 "Merlin" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 199 performances
  • Feb 13 Australia beats NZ 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Feb 13 Donna White wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
  • Feb 13 E Bernstein, Levinson & Link's musical "Merlin" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 13 World Boxing Council becomes 1st to cut boxing from 15 to 12 rounds
  • Feb 13 33rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-123 at Inglewood, California
  • Feb 16 The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia claim the lives of 75 people in Australia's worst ever fires.
  • Feb 17 Bob Bourne fails on 8th Islander penalty shot
  • Feb 17 Netherlands adopts constitution
  • Feb 17 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Feb 18 NBA Indiana Pacers begin a 28 game road losing streak
  • Feb 18 33rd Berlin International Film Festival: "Ascendancy" and "The Beehive" win the Golden Bear (tie)
  • Feb 19 Fernando Valenzuela wins his salary arbitration of $1 million
  • Feb 19 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 400 m free style swimming record
  • Feb 20 Japan launches Tenma satellite to study x-rays (450/570 km)
  • Feb 20 Roland Liboton becomes world champ cross-country cycling

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 578

  • Jan 1 Ali Bastian, English actress and model
  • Jan 1 Calum Davenport, English footballer
  • Jan 1 Emi Kobayashi, Japanese model
  • Jan 2 Kate Bosworth, American actress
  • Jan 5 Sean Dockery, American basketball player
  • Jan 7 Liesbeth Mouha, Belgian beach volleyball player
  • Jan 7 Natalie Gulbis, American golfer
  • Jan 8 Chris Mordetzky, American wrestler
  • Jan 8 Felipe Colombo, Argentine-Mexican actor and singer

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Jan 8 Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea (2011-), born in Pyongyang

Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un
Supreme Leader of North Korea
Kim Jong-un
  • Jan 10 Danilo Dirani, Brazilian racing driver
  • Jan 10 Li Nina, Chinese aerial free-style skier
  • Jan 11 Matthew Palleschi, Canadian soccer player
  • Jan 11 Adrian Sutil, German racing driver
  • Jan 13 Julian Morris, English actor
  • Jan 13 William Hung, American Idol contestant
  • Jan 13 Ronny Turiaf, French basketball player
  • Jan 14 Maxime Monfort, Belgian cyclist
  • Jan 15 Jermaine Pennant, English footballer
  • Jan 15 Hugo Viana, Portuguese footballer
  • Jan 16 Emanuel Pogatetz, Austrian footballer
  • Jan 17 Alvaro Arbeloa, Spanish Footballer
  • Jan 17 Andrea Lowell, American Model
  • Jan 17 Rick Kelly, Australian racing driver
  • Jan 17 Julie Budet, French Electronic-Pop Musician
  • Jan 17 Johannes Herber, German basketball player
  • Jan 18 Samantha Mumba, Irish singer and actress
  • Jan 19 Hikaru Utada, American-born Japanese singer and songwriter
  • Jan 20 Geovany Soto, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Jan 20 Paula Taylor, English-Thai actress, model and presenter
  • Jan 20 Mari Yaguchi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
  • Jan 21 Maryse Ouellet, French-Canadian model and professional wrestler
  • Jan 21 Moritz Volz, German footballer
  • Jan 21 Peter Philipakos, Greek-American soccer player
  • Jan 22 Shaun Cody, American football player
  • Jan 22 Robert Steinhäuser, German perpetrator of the Erfurt massacre (d. 2002)
  • Jan 24 Shaun Maloney, Scottish footballer
  • Jan 24 Scott Speed, American race car driver
  • Jan 25 Andrée Watters, Canadian singer
  • Jan 27 Carlo Colaiacovo, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jan 27 Gavin Floyd, American baseball player
  • Jan 27 Mike Zagurski, American baseball player
  • Jan 29 Nedžad Sinanović, Bosnian basketball player
  • Jan 31 Tom Vangeneugden, Belgian swimmer
  • Jan 31 James Sutton, British television actor
  • Feb 1 Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Belgian cyclist
  • Feb 1 Kevin Martin, American basketball player
  • Feb 2 Carolina Klüft, Swedish athlete
  • Feb 2 Alex Westaway, British musician
  • Feb 2 Will South, Thirteen Senses frontman
  • Feb 2 Jordin Tootoo, Canadian hockey player
  • Feb 3 Richard Bartel, National Football League quarterback
  • Feb 3 Silambarasan Rajendar, famous south Indian actor
  • Feb 6 Brodie Croyle, American football player
  • Feb 6 S Sreesanth, Indian cricketer
  • Feb 6 Jamie Whincup, Australian racing driver
  • Feb 6 Melrose Bickerstaff, American fashion model
  • Feb 6 Myron Wolf Child, Canadian politician
  • Feb 7 Christian Klien, Austrian racing driver
  • Feb 7 Teshome Getu, Ethiopian footballer
  • Feb 7 Georgios Gougoulias, Greek footballer
  • Feb 8 Jim Verraros, American singer
  • Feb 9 Mikel Arruabarrena, Spanish footballer
  • Feb 11 Nicki Clyne, Canadian actress
  • Feb 11 Huang Shengyi, Chinese actress
  • Feb 11 Rafael Van der Vaart, Dutch footballer
  • Feb 12 Carlton Brewster, National Football League player
  • Feb 14 Bacary Sagna, French footballer
  • Feb 14 Rhydian Roberts, Welsh Singer, X factor Runner Up
  • Feb 15 Russell Martin, Canadian baseball player
  • Feb 15 Ashley Tesoro, American actress and singer
  • Feb 17 Gérald Cid, French footballer
  • Feb 17 Marios Kaperonis, Greek boxer
  • Feb 18 Jermaine Jenas, English footballer
  • Feb 18 Juelz Santana, American rapper
  • Feb 18 Jason Maxiell, American basketball player
  • Feb 19 Assunta De Rossi, Filipino actress
  • Feb 19 Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer/actress
  • Feb 20 Jose Morales, Puerto Rican baseball player
  • Feb 20 Justin Verlander, American baseball player
  • Feb 21 Braylon Edwards, American football player
  • Feb 21 Franklin Gutiérrez, Venezuelan baseball player
  • Feb 23 Mirco Bergamasco, Italian rugby player
  • Feb 23 Mido, Egyptian footballer
  • Feb 23 Aziz Ansari, Indian American Comedian
  • Feb 23 Emily Blunt, British actress
  • Feb 25 Eduardo da Silva, Brazilian-born Croatian footballer
  • Feb 26 Kara Monaco, American model
  • Feb 27 Hayley Angel Wardle, English actress

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Feb 27 Kate Mara, American actress (House of Cards, 24), born in Bedford, New York

Actress Kate Mara
Actress
Kate Mara
  • Feb 27 Devin Harris, American basketball player
  • Mar 1 Daniel Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
  • Mar 1 Elan Sara DeFan, Mexican singer-songwriter
  • Mar 1 Chris Hackett, English footballer
  • Mar 1 Blake Hawksworth, Canadian baseball player
  • Mar 1 Lupita Nyong’o, Mexican-Kenyan actress (12 Years a Slave), born in Mexico City
  • Mar 2 Glen Perkins, American baseball player
  • Mar 4 Max Vergara Poeti, Colombian writer
  • Mar 4 Ryan Lonie, Australian football player.
  • Mar 6 Andranik Teymourian, Iranian soccer player

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 13 Jerry Lewis marries 2nd wife dancer SanDee Pitnick

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • Mar 4 Actor Harrison Ford marries screenwriter Melissa Mathison (divorced 2004)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 17 Singer and actor Glenn Frey (34) weds Janie Beggs

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • Jun 24 "NBC Sports" sportscaster Bob Costas (31) weds Carole Randall Krumenacher

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 25 Actor Denzel Washington (28) weds actress Pauletta Pearson (33)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 29 Producer Dick Wolf (36) weds Christine Marburg

Crime Drama Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama Producer
Dick Wolf

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 28 Russian president Vladimir Putin (30) weds flight attendant Lyudmila Shkrebneva (25)

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 6 Film director Philippe de Broca (50) weds actress Margot Kidder (34) in France

Film Director Philippe de Broca
Film Director
Philippe de Broca
  • Aug 16 musician Paul Simon weds actress and writer Carrie Fisher
  • Sep 11 Fashion designer Donna Karen marries Stephan Weiss

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 6 Businessman Vidal Sassoon (55) weds dressage champion Jeanette Hartford-Davis

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon
  • Nov 21 NY Ranger Ron Greschner marries model Carol Alt

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 21 Actor Ed Harris (33) weds actress Amy Madigan (33)

Actor Ed Harris
Actor
Ed Harris

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 23 "Ordinary People" actress Mary Tyler Moore (46) weds Dr. Robert Levine at the Pierre Hotel in New York City

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 15 Author Roald Dahl (67) weds Liccy Crosland (45) at Brixton Town Hall in South London

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 18 Wrestler Hulk Hogan (30) weds Linda Claridge

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Dec 21 Loretta Swit weds Dennis Holahan

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 24 Actor Johnny Depp (20) weds Lori Anne Allison


Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 16 Producer Dick Wolf (36) divorces Susan Scranton after more than 13 years of marriage

Crime Drama Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama Producer
Dick Wolf

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Sep 20 Actor James Woods (36) divorces costume designer Kathryn Morrison after 3 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 14 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (35) divorces Sarah Hugill after more than 11 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 312

  • Jan 2 Bernard George Stevens, composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 2 Dick Emery, actor (Yellow Submarine, Loot, Baby Love), dies at 65
  • Jan 2 Harriet Parsons, producer (Susan Slept Here), dies at 76 of cancer
  • Jan 7 August Cool, Belgian trade union leader, dies at 79
  • Jan 8 Gale Page, actress (4 Daughters, Knute Rockney), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jan 8 Lois Wilson, actress (Alice-Aldrich Family), dies at 88
  • Jan 8 Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (b. 1913)
  • Jan 8 Gerhard Barkhorn, German fighter pilot (b. 1919)
  • Jan 8 Ron Frazer, Australian actor (b. 1924)

MurderMurder of Interest

Jan 10 Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), murdered at 40

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Gangster
Roy DeMeo
  • Jan 11 Nikolaj V Podgorny, president USSR, dies at 79
  • Jan 11 Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator (b. 1894)
  • Jan 12 Rebop Kwaku Baah, Nigerian percussionist (b. 1944)
  • Jan 13 Arthur Space, actor (Doc Weaver-Lassie), dies of cancer at 74
  • Jan 13 D Mack Reynolds, US writer (Amazon Planet, Once Departed), dies
  • Jan 13 Doodles Weaver, comedian (Spike Jones & City Slickers), dies at 71
  • Jan 13 John McHugh, actor (Unspeakable), dies of a heart attack at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 15 Meyer Lansky, reputed mobster, dies in Miami Beach Fla at 80

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Mobster
Meyer Lansky
  • Jan 15 Shepperd Strudwick, actor (Psychomania), dies of cancer at 75
  • Jan 17 Doodles Weaver, actor/comedian (Ring of Fire), shoots himself at 71
  • Jan 20 Garrincha, Brazilian footballer (b. 1933)
  • Jan 22 Fred Bakewell, cricketer (dashing England bat of 30s, 6 Tests), dies
  • Jan 24 George Cukor, director, dies of stroke & heart attack at 83
  • Jan 26 Paul "Bear" Bryant, college football coach (Alabama), dies at 69
  • Jan 27 Louis De Funes, French actor and writer (The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacobs), dies at 68
  • Jan 27 Paul "Bear" Bryant, US football coach (Alabama), dies at 69
  • Jan 27 Robert Christian, actor (Bustin' Loose), dies of cancer at 42
  • Jan 28 Billy Fury, actor (That'll Be the Day), dies at 42 of heart failure
  • Jan 28 Frank Forde, 15th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1890)
  • Jan 30 Joan Valerie, actress (Pier 13), dies of pneumonia
  • Jan 30 [Dallas] Mack/McCord Reynolds, sci-fi author (Earth War), dies at 65
  • Feb 1 Tullio Campagnolo, Italian bicycle manufacturer, dies
  • Feb 2 Bryan Valentine, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 454 runs), dies
  • Feb 2 Roy Horb, Suriname sergeant/putschist, commits suicide
  • Feb 2 Sam Chatman, elder statesman of the blues, dies
  • Feb 4 Jim Ameche, actor (Festival of Stars), dies at 68
  • Feb 4 Karen Carpenter, rock drummer (Carpenters), dies of anorexia at 32
  • Feb 4 Reginald Denham, director/writer (Death at BC House), dies at 89
  • Feb 5 Derk Roemers, Dutch union leader/politician (soc dem), dies at 67
  • Feb 10 Eduard Franz, actor (Zorro), dies at 80
  • Feb 12 Eubie Blake, US ragtime-composer/pianist (Memories of You), dies at 96
  • Feb 13 Marian Nixon, actress (Dr Bull, Sweepstakes), dies of cancer at 78
  • Feb 14 Lina Radke, German athlete (b. 1903)
  • Feb 19 Alice White, actress (Employees' Entrance), dies at 78 of a stroke
  • Feb 20 James G Richardson, (Tim Cassidy-Sierra), dies at 37 in ski accident
  • Feb 20 Ray Vitte, actor (Doc, Cody-Quest), killed by police at 33
  • Feb 20 Fritz Köberle, Austrian-Brazilian physician (b. 1910)
  • Feb 22 Christina E "Christine" Auwen, singer/wife of John Kelly, dies at 75
  • Feb 22 Romain Maes, Belgian cyclist (Tour de France 1935), dies at 70
  • Feb 23 Adrian Boult, conductor, dies
  • Feb 24 Herbert Norman Howells, composer, dies at 90
  • Feb 25 John Cowles Sr, US publisher, dies at 84

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 25 Tennessee Williams, US playwright and writer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • Mar 1 Arthur Koestler, Hung/British writer ("Darkness at Noon"), commits suicide at 77
  • Mar 3 Hergé, Belgian comics creator (b. 1907)
  • Mar 6 Thelma Pelish, actress (Pajama Game), dies at 55
  • Mar 7 Igor Markevich, composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 7 Robert Bray, actor (Corey-Lassie, Simon-Stagecoach West), dies at 65
  • Mar 8 William T Walton, English composer (Belhazzar's feast), dies at 80
  • Mar 9 Faye Emerson, actress (I've Got a Secret), dies of cancer at 65
  • Mar 9 Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist famous for his work on neurotransmitters (Nobel 1970), dies at 78
  • Mar 12 Jevsei G Liberman, Ukraine economist (Plan, profit, bonus), dies at 85
  • Mar 13 Louison Bobet, French cyclist (Tour de France 1953-55), dies at 58
  • Mar 13 Paul R Citroen, Dutch sculptor, dies at 86
  • Mar 14 Maurice Ronet, actor (Circle of Love, Frantic, Sphinx), dies at 55
  • Mar 15 Jose Luis Sert, Spanish-US architect/urban developer, dies at 80
  • Mar 15 Rebecca West, English writer (b. 1892)
  • Mar 16 Arthur Godfrey, TV host (Arthur Godrey Show), dies at 79
  • Mar 16 Fred Rose, Canadian politician (b. 1907)
  • Mar 17 Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
  • Mar 18 Umberto of Piemonte, King Umberto II of Italy (1946) and Italy's last king dies in exile aged 78
  • Mar 18 Kenneth E. Boulding, English economist (b. 1910)
  • Mar 20 Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (b. 1891)
  • Mar 23 Barney Clark, 1st artifical heart recipient, dies after 112 days at 62
  • Mar 23 David Wynne, Welsh composer (Owain ab Urien), dies at 82
  • Mar 25 Martha Sleeper, actress (Spitfire), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • Mar 25 Bob Waterfield, American football player (b. 1920)
  • Mar 26 Anthony F Blunt, British art historian/spy for USSR, dies at 75
  • Mar 27 James Hayter, actor (Pickwick Papers, Trio, Great Game), dies at 75
  • Mar 27 Janis Ivanovs, composer, dies at 76
  • Mar 28 Ank [Anna M] van der Moer, actress (Verkade, Dutch Comedy), dies at 71
  • Mar 28 Martinus A Jansen, bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70), dies at 77
  • Mar 31 Stephen Murray, actor (Guilty, Silent Dust, Master Spy), dies at 70
  • Mar 31 Christina Stead, Australian writer (b. 1902)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 4 Gloria Swanson, actress (Airport 1975), dies of a heart ailment at 84

  • Apr 4 Jacqueline Logan, silent film leading lady, dies at 78
  • Apr 5 Danny Rapp, American musician (Danny & the Juniors) (b. 1941)
  • Apr 6 Ana Maria, Salvador guerilla leader, murdered
  • Apr 7 Gavin Gordon, television actor (Romance, Lone Cowboy), dies at 82
  • Apr 10 Issam Sartawi, PLO ambassador to Portugal, murdered
  • Apr 11 Dolores Del Rio, actress (Cheyenne Autumn), dies at 78
  • Apr 12 Carl Morton, American baseball player (b. 1944)
  • Apr 13 Theodore Stephanides, Greek doctor and naturalist (b. 1896)
  • Apr 14 Nina Dumbadze, Russian discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952), dies at 64

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 14 Pete Farndon, rock bassist (Pretenders), dies

Musician Pete Farndon
Musician
Pete Farndon
  • Apr 14 Willem F Bon, Dutch composer, dies at 42
  • Apr 15 Gyula Illyes, Hungarian writer/poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), dies at 80
  • Apr 15 Rodolfo Hoyos, actor (Luis-Viva Valdez), dies at 68
  • Apr 15 Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor
  • Apr 17 Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies