What Happened in 1983

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 781

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

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

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

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Jan 7th President Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala

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

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Jan 9th British PM Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands

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

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

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Jan 13th Quebec Nordiques play 251st NHL game without being shut out
  • Jan 15th Dutch political party DS'70 disbands
  • Jan 15th Hartford Whalers smallest crowd 4,812 (beat Devils) during blizzard
  • Jan 15th Javed Miandad & Mudassar Nazar make 451 stand v India
  • Jan 15th Thom Syles keeps a life saver intact in his mouth for over 7 hours
  • Jan 17th 10th American Music Awards: John Cougar & Rick Springfield, Olivia Newton-John
  • Jan 17th Alabama Gov George C Wallace, becomes governor for record 4th time
  • Jan 17th Nigeria expels 2 million illegal aliens, mostly Ghanaians

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Jan 18th 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 19th Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia

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

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

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

Actor Mr. T
Actor
Mr. T

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Jan 23rd Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Jan 23rd Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $14,700,000
  • Jan 23rd In NBA, Portland scores all 17 pts in overtime to beat Houston 113-96
  • Jan 23rd Russian radioactive satellite falls into Indian Ocean
  • Jan 23rd Schone skates ladies world record 5 km (7:40.97)
  • Jan 23rd "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 23rd AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat New York Jets 14-0

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

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

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

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
  • Jan 30th Hilbert van Thumb becomes European skating champ

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Jan 30th Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda of Deer Creek Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Pat Bradley
LPGA Golfer
Pat Bradley
  • Jan 30th Super Bowl XVII: Wash Red Skins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: John Riggins, Washington, RB
  • Jan 31st In an effort to reduce driving deaths, a new law in UK requires drivers and front-seat passengers to wear seatbelts
  • Feb 1st USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • Feb 2nd Chicago Archbishop Joseph L Bernardin is among 18 new cardinals invested

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Feb 2nd Pope John Paul II names 18 new cardinals

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Feb 2nd CBS' premiere of fact based WW2 drama "The Scarlet and the Black", based on the life of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty
  • Feb 3rd US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
  • Feb 4th Jose Happart becomes mayor of Voeren Belgium
  • Feb 4th US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
  • Feb 5th Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie brought to trial
  • Feb 6th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-19

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Feb 6th Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez
LPGA Golfer
Nancy Lopez
  • Feb 6th Trial of former Gestapo commandant Klaus Barbie begins in France for war crimes during World War II
  • Feb 7th 1st female secretary of transportation sworn-in (Elizabeth Dole)
  • Feb 8th 35th NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 9-3 at NY Islander

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

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

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

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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 578

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

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

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

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

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 13th Jerry Lewis marries 2nd wife dancer SanDee Pitnick

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 29th Producer Dick Wolf (36) weds Christine Marburg

Crime Drama Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama Producer
Dick Wolf

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Actor Ed Harris
Actor
Ed Harris

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 15th Author Roald Dahl (36) weds Liccy Crosland (45) at Brixton Town Hall in South London

Author Roald Dahl
Author
Roald Dahl

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 18th Wrestler Hulk Hogan (30) weds Linda Claridge

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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


Famous Divorces


Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 16th 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 20th Actor James Woods (36) divorces costume designer Kathryn Morrison after 3 years of marriage

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

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


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 310

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Musician Pete Farndon
Musician
Pete Farndon
  • Apr 14th Willem F Bon, Dutch composer, dies at 42
  • Apr 15th Gyula Illyes, Hungarian writer/poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), dies at 80
  • Apr 15th Rodolfo Hoyos, actor (Luis-Viva Valdez), dies at 68
  • Apr 15th Corrie ten Boom, Dutch author and Holocaust survivor
  • Apr 17th Felix Pappalardi, rocker (Cream, Mountain), dies
  • Apr 17th Mark W Clark, US general (WW II), dies at 87