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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 784

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
Jan 2nd - Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies" closes at Lunt-Fontanne, NYC after 767 perfs
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
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan Jan 7th - President Reagan ends US arms embargo against Guatemala
Jan 9th - British PM Margaret Thatcher visits Falkland Islands
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
Jan 13th - AMA urges ban on boxing, cites Muhammad Ali's deteriorating condition
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
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali 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
Jan 18th - IOC restores Jim Thorpe's Olympic medals 70 years after they were taken from him for being paid $25 in semipro baseball
Jan 19th - Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
Jan 20th - American gangster Roy DeMeo is found murdered in his car trunk after disappearing a few days earlier
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
Gangster Roy DeMeoGangster Roy DeMeo Jan 22nd - NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Dallas Cowboys 31-17
Jan 23rd - "A-Team" with Mr T premieres on NBC
Jan 23rd - Bjorn Borg announces his retirement from tennis
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
Jan 24th - Hulk Hogan pins Iron Sheik for World Wrestling Federation title
WWF Wrestler Hulk HoganWWF 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 hit #1 on UK pop chart
Jan 29th - 40th Golden Globes: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Ben Kingsley & Meryl Streep win
Jan 30th - Hilbert van Thumb becomes European skating champ
Jan 30th - Pat Bradley wins LPGA Mazda of Deer Creek Golf Classic
Jan 30th - Super Bowl XVII: Wash Red Skins beat Miami Dolphins, 27-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: John Riggins, Washington, RB
LPGA Golfer Pat BradleyLPGA Golfer Pat Bradley 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
Feb 2nd - Pope John Paul II names 18 new cardinals
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 - 13th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-19
LPGA Golfer Nancy LopezLPGA Golfer Nancy Lopez Feb 6th - Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
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
Feb 8th - Baseball orders Mickey Mantle to sever ties with Claridge Casino
Feb 8th - Eric Peters sets transatlantic sailboat record (E-W)-46 days
Feb 8th - Tina Howe's "Painting Churches" premieres in NYC
Feb 8th - Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period
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
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky 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 - 33rd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-123 at LA
Feb 13th - Australia beats NZ 2-0 to win 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)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 575

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
Jan 8th - Kim Jong-un, Supreme Leader of North Korea (2011-), born in Pyongyang
Jan 10th - Danilo Dirani, Brazilian racing driver
Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-unSupreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un (Jan 8th) 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
Actress Kate MaraActress Kate Mara (Feb 27th) Feb 27th - Kate Mara, American actress (House of Cards, 24), born in Bedford, New York
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

Weddings 1 - 17 of 17

Comedian Jerry LewisComedian Jerry Lewis (Feb 13th) Feb 13th - Jerry Lewis marries 2nd wife dancer SanDee Pitnick
Jun 17th - Singer and actor Glenn Frey (34) weds Janie Beggs
Jun 24th - "NBC Sports" sportscaster Bob Costas (31) weds Carole Randall Krumenacher
Jun 25th - Actor Denzel Washington (28) weds actress Pauletta Pearson (33)
Jun 29th - Producer Dick Wolf (36) weds Christine Marburg
Jul 28th - Russian president Vladimir Putin (30) weds flight attendant Lyudmila Shkrebneva (25)
Aug 6th - Film director Philippe de Broca (50) weds actress Margot Kidder (34) in France
Aug 16th - musician Paul Simon weds actress and writer Carrie Fisher
Sep 11th - Fashion designer Donna Karen marries Stephan Weiss
Nov 6th - Businessman Vidal Sassoon (55) weds dressage champion Jeanette Hartford-Davis
Hairdresser Vidal SassoonHairdresser Vidal Sassoon (Nov 6th) Nov 21st - NY Ranger Ron Greschner marries model Carol Alt
Nov 21st - Actor Ed Harris (33) weds actress Amy Madigan (33)
Nov 23rd - "Ordinary People" actress Mary Tyler Moore (46) weds Dr. Robert Levine at the Pierre Hotel in New York City
Dec 15th - Author Roald Dahl (36) weds Liccy Crosland (45) at Brixton Town Hall in South London
Dec 18th - Wrestler Hulk Hogan (30) weds Linda Claridge
Dec 21st - Loretta Swit weds Dennis Holahan
Dec 24th - Actor Johnny Depp (20) weds Lori Anne Allison

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 3 of 3

Crime Drama Producer Dick WolfCrime Drama Producer Dick Wolf (Mar 16th) Mar 16th - Producer Dick Wolf (36) divorces Susan Scranton after more than 13 years of marriage
Sep 20th - Actor James Woods (36) divorces costume designer Kathryn Morrison after 3 years of marriage
Nov 14th - Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (35) divorces Sarah Hugill after more than 11 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 311

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)
Gangster Roy DeMeoGangster Roy DeMeo (Jan 10th) Jan 10th - Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), murdered at 40
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
Jan 15th - Meyer Lansky, reputed mobster, dies in Miami Beach Fla at 80
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
Mobster Meyer LanskyMobster Meyer Lansky (Jan 15th) 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
Playwright Tennessee WilliamsPlaywright Tennessee Williams (Feb 25th) Feb 25th - Tennessee Williams, US playwright and writer (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 71
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)
Actress Gloria SwansonActress Gloria Swanson (Apr 4th) 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
Apr 14th - Pete Farndon, rock bassist (Pretenders), dies
Apr 14th - Willem F Bon, Dutch composer, dies at 42
Apr 15th - Gyula Illyes, Hungarian writer/poet (Az Ismertlen Illyes), dies at 80
Musician Pete FarndonMusician Pete Farndon (Apr 14th) 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

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