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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 782

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.
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke EllingtonJazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington 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
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
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad AliHeavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali 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
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
US President & Actor Ronald ReaganUS President & Actor Ronald Reagan 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
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
Tennis Player Björn BorgTennis Player Björn Borg 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
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
LPGA Golfer Pat BradleyLPGA 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
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
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II Feb 5th - Former Nazi Gestapo official Klaus Barbie brought to trial
Feb 6th - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-19
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
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky 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 577

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 - 18 of 18

Comedian Jerry LewisComedian Jerry Lewis (Feb 13th) Feb 13th - Jerry Lewis marries 2nd wife dancer SanDee Pitnick
Mar 4th - Actor Harrison Ford marries screenwriter Melissa Mathison (divorced 2004)
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
Hairdresser Vidal SassoonHairdresser Vidal Sassoon (Nov 6th) Nov 6th - Businessman Vidal Sassoon (55) weds dressage champion Jeanette Hartford-Davis
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 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)
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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