What Happened in 1985

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 796

  • Jan 1st International Youth Year begins
  • Jan 1st US's 1st manadatory seat belt law goes into effect (NY)
  • Jan 1st VH-1 made its broadcasting debut
  • Jan 1st The Internet's Domain Name System is created.
  • Jan 1st The first British mobile phone call is made by Ernie Wise to Vodafone.
  • Jan 1st 71st Rose Bowl: #18 Southern California beats #6 Ohio State, 20-17
  • Jan 1st 51st Sugar Bowl: #5 Nebraska beats #11 LSU, 28-10
  • Jan 1st 14th Fiesta Bowl: #14 UCLA beats #13 Miami, 39-37
  • Jan 1st 51st Orange Bowl: #4 Washington beats #2 Oklahoma, 28-17
  • Jan 2nd 90th hat trick in Islander history-Brent Sutter
  • Jan 2nd Australia beat WI by innings at SCG, Bob Holland 10 match wkts
  • Jan 2nd Egyptian Pres Mubarak reappoints Coptic pope Shenuda III
  • Jan 2nd Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score
  • Jan 2nd Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions
  • Jan 3rd Azharuddin scores 110 in 1st Test innings
  • Jan 3rd Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews

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Jan 3rd Mitch McConnell becomes Senator of Kentucky

US Senator Mitch McConnell
US Senator
Mitch McConnell

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Jan 5th Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • Jan 5th Discovery moves to launch pad for STS 51-C mission
  • Jan 5th Thousands of Jewish refugees are airlifted from Sudan to Israel
  • Jan 6th AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 45-28
  • Jan 6th NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Chicago Bears 23-0
  • Jan 7th "King & I" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • Jan 7th Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet
  • Jan 7th KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
  • Jan 7th Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Jan 8th Japan launches Sakigake space probe to Halley's Comet
  • Jan 9th Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out
  • Jan 10th Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as president of Nicaragua
  • Jan 11th CDC MMWR publishes guidelines for screening U.S. blood supply for AIDS antibodies with ELISA test that would be available later that year
  • Jan 13th 23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
  • Jan 13th 99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course
  • Jan 13th Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders
  • Jan 13th Cerberal Palsy telethon raises $17,100,000
  • Jan 13th Express train derails in Ethiopia, killing at least 428
  • Jan 14th 16 indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees

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Jan 14th Martina Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • Jan 14th British pound sinks to record low $US1.11
  • Jan 15th Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery & Fred Chapell
  • Jan 15th Civil rights activist Tancredo Neves elected president
  • Jan 15th Mike Gatting & Graeme Fowler both scores 200 v India
  • Jan 15th Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected president of Brazil in 21 years
  • Jan 15th CBS' premiere of TV made teen drug abuse drama, "Not My Kid", based on the previous year's book by Beth Polson
  • Jan 16th "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds
  • Jan 17th Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England)
  • Jan 18th US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise
  • Jan 19th "Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
  • Jan 19th 4 die in a car & train crash in Buda Ill
  • Jan 20th Cold front strikes US, at least 40 die (-27°F (-33°C) in Chicago)

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Jan 20th Super Bowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Jan 21st -19°F (-28°C), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record)
  • Jan 21st -34°F (-37°C), Mt Mitchell, North Carolina (state record)
  • Jan 21st Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java
  • Jan 21st Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals
  • Jan 22nd -30°F (-34°C), Mountain Lake Bio Station, Virginia (state record)
  • Jan 22nd Cold wave damages 90% of Florida's citrus crop
  • Jan 22nd Kelly Hu, 16, of Hawaii, crowned 3rd Miss Teen USA
  • Jan 23rd Britains House of Lords debate 1st televised
  • Jan 24th 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched
  • Jan 25th "Black & Blue" premieres in Paris
  • Jan 25th Test debut of Wasim Akram, v New Zealand at Auckland (2-105)
  • Jan 26th 42nd Golden Globes: Amadeus, F. Murray Abraham, & Sally Field win
  • Jan 26th Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores 50th goal in 49th game of season
  • Jan 27th "Doug Henning & His World..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne NY after 60 perf
  • Jan 27th 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 returns to Earth
  • Jan 27th Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
  • Jan 27th Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25)
  • Jan 27th NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 22-14

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Jan 28th Charity single "We Are the World" is recorded by supergroup USA for Africa (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and other pop stars)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 28th 12th American Music Awards: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win

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Jan 29th Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri

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Jan 29th Oxford University refuses to award Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher an honorary degree

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Jan 31st "Harrigan 'n Hart" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances

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Jan 31st South African President PW Botha offers to free Nelson Mandela if he denounces violence

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Feb 1st -61°F (-52°C), Maybell, Colorado (state record)
  • Feb 1st -69°F (-56°C), Peter's Sink, Utah (state record)
  • Feb 1st Azharuddin scores 3rd Test century in 3rd Test Cricket (122 v Eng)
  • Feb 1st Cards trade D Green, Jose Uribe, Dave LaPoint to Giants for Jack Clark
  • Feb 1st US female Figure Skating championship won by Tiffany Chin
  • Feb 2nd US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
  • Feb 3rd "Harrigan 'n Hart" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Feb 3rd Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
  • Feb 4th 20 countries (but not US) sign UN treaty outlawing torture
  • Feb 4th Naval exercises canceled when US refuses to tell NZ of nuclear weapons
  • Feb 7th "New York, New York" became the official anthem of NYC
  • Feb 7th Marshall U's Bruce Morris scores a basket from 92'5"
  • Feb 7th NY Devil Don Lever becomes 57th NHLer to score 300 goals
  • Feb 8th 1st-class cricket debut of Jimmy Adams (age 17), Jamaica v Barbados
  • Feb 8th Bruce Morris, Marshall Univ, makes a 92' 5½" basketball shot
  • Feb 8th Michael Gross swims world record 800m freestyle (7:38.75)
  • Feb 8th Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung returns to South-Korea

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Feb 9th Madonna's album "Like a Virgin" goes #1 for 3 weeks

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Feb 10th Andrea Schöne skates ladies world record 5 km (7:32.82)
  • Feb 10th 35th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 140-129 at Indiana
  • Feb 10th Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-E mission

Sport awardGolf Tournament

Feb 10th Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic

LPGA Golfer Patty Sheehan
LPGA Golfer
Patty Sheehan
  • Feb 10th USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 11th King Hussein of Jordan & PLO leader Arafat sign accord
  • Feb 11th Kent Hrbek signs 5-year $6 million contract with Minnesota Twins
  • Feb 11th Wasim Akram takes 10 wickets in his 2nd Test Cricket, NZ still wins

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 457

  • Jan 1st Steven Davis, Northern Irish footballer
  • Jan 2nd Heather O'Reilly, American soccer player
  • Jan 3rd John David Booty, American football player
  • Jan 4th Fernando Rees, Brazilian race car driver
  • Jan 4th Al Jefferson, American basketball player
  • Jan 5th Michael Cuccione, Canadian actor (d. 2001)
  • Jan 5th Yoon So-Yi, South Korean actress
  • Jan 6th RP Singh, Indian cricketer
  • Jan 7th Lewis Hamilton, English F1 racing driver
  • Jan 8th Rachael Lampa, American singer
  • Jan 11th Rie fu, Japanese singer
  • Jan 11th Kazuki Nakajima, Japanese racing driver
  • Jan 11th Newton Faulkner, British singer
  • Jan 12th Yohana Cobo, Spanish actress
  • Jan 12th Artem Milevskiy, Ukrainian footballer
  • Jan 15th Kenneth Emil Petersen, Danish footballer
  • Jan 16th Jonathan Richter, Danish professional football midfielder
  • Jan 17th Simone Simons, Dutch singer (Epica)
  • Jan 17th Riyu Kosaka, Japanese singer (BeForU), born in Yokohama, Japan
  • Jan 17th Kang-In, South Korean singer/dancer/actor/MC/DJ(Super Junior)
  • Jan 18th Dale Begg-Smith, Australian freestyle skier
  • Jan 18th Riccardo Montolivo, Italian soccer player
  • Jan 18th Minnisha Lamba, Indian Actress and Model
  • Jan 19th Benny Feilhaber, American soccer player
  • Jan 19th Esteban Guerrieri, Argentine racing driver
  • Jan 19th Rika Ishikawa, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
  • Jan 21st Alex Pérez, Spanish footballer
  • Jan 21st Sasha Pivovarova, Russian Model
  • Jan 21st Matt Unicomb, Australian basketball player
  • Jan 22nd Mohamed Sissoko, Malian footballer
  • Jan 23rd Dong Fangzhuo, Chinese footballer
  • Jan 23rd Doutzen Kroes, Dutch supermodel
  • Jan 25th Tina Karol, Ukrainian singer
  • Jan 25th Acie Law IV, National Basketball Association player
  • Jan 28th Athina Onassis, daughter of Christina
  • Jan 28th Arnold Mvuemba, French footballer
  • Jan 29th Isabel Lucas, Australian actress
  • Jan 29th Marc Gasol, Spanish basketball player
  • Jan 30th Aaadietya Pandey, Indian astrologer
  • Jan 30th Trae Williams, American football player
  • Jan 31st Adam Federici, Australian footballer
  • Jan 31st Mario Williams, NFL player
  • Feb 1st Dean Shiels, Northern Irish footballer
  • Feb 1st Rachael Scdoris, American dog musher
  • Feb 1st Jodi Gordon, Australian actress and model
  • Feb 4th Bug Hall, American actor

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Feb 5th Cristiano Ronaldo, Funchal Portgual, Portuguese footballer

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Feb 5th Laurence Maroney, American football player
  • Feb 5th Crystal Hunt, American actress
  • Feb 5th Lindsey Cardinale, American singer
  • Feb 6th Yang Yu, Chinese swimmer
  • Feb 6th Joji Kato, Japanese speed skater
  • Feb 6th Kris Humphries, American basketball player
  • Feb 7th Tina Majorino, actress, (Waterworld, When a Man Loves a Woman)
  • Feb 7th Clara Bryant, American actress
  • Feb 9th David Gallagher, American actor
  • Feb 10th Anette Sagen, Norwegian ski jumper
  • Feb 11th Mike Richards, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 11th William Beckett, lead singer of the American rock band The Academy Is...
  • Feb 12th Saskia Burmeister Croft, Australian actress
  • Feb 13th Alexandros Tziolis, Greek footballer
  • Feb 13th Kwak Ji-min, South Korean actress
  • Feb 13th David Padgett, American basketball player
  • Feb 14th Jacob Parker, actor (Evening Shade)
  • Feb 14th Natsume Sano, Japanese gravure idol
  • Feb 14th Philippe Senderos, Swiss footballer
  • Feb 14th Karima Adebibe, Moroccan-English actress and model
  • Feb 14th Tyler Clippard, American baseball player
  • Feb 14th Heart Evangelista, Filipina singer, TV and movie actress
  • Feb 14th Miki Yeung, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • Feb 16th Zoi Dimoschaki, Greek swimmer
  • Feb 17th Anne Curtis, Filipino actress and commercial model
  • Feb 18th Anton Ferdinand, English footballer
  • Feb 18th Lee Boyd Malvo, American serial killer
  • Feb 19th Haylie Duff, American singer/actress
  • Feb 19th Arielle Kebbel, American actress
  • Feb 20th Ryan Sweeney, American baseball player
  • Feb 20th Yulia Volkova, Russian singer (t.A.T.u.)
  • Feb 21st Bob Burton, American speedcuber
  • Feb 21st Georgios Samaras, Greek footballer
  • Feb 22nd Hameur Bouazza, Algerian footballer
  • Feb 22nd Sean Garballey, American politician
  • Feb 25th Benji Marshall, New Zealand rugby player
  • Feb 25th Joakim Noah, American basketball player
  • Feb 26th Alexandria Hilfiger, American actress, daughter of Tommy Hilfiger
  • Feb 27th Juliana Imai, Brazilian model
  • Feb 27th Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Russian Footballer
  • Feb 28th Fefe Dobson, Canadian singer
  • Feb 28th Jelena Janković, Serbian tennis player
  • Mar 1st Andreas Ottl, German footballer
  • Mar 1st Jeremy Jacob "J" Leman, Champaign Illinois, American Football Player
  • Mar 2nd Robert Iler, American actor
  • Mar 2nd Reggie Bush, American football player
  • Mar 2nd Luke Pritchard, British singer (The Kooks)
  • Mar 3rd Sam Morrow, Northern Irish footballer
  • Mar 4th Chinedum Ndukwe, American football player
  • Mar 5th Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Japanese actor
  • Mar 5th Whitney Port, Cast member of The Hills TV series
  • Mar 6th Albert Reed, American model
  • Mar 7th Thomas Erak, American guitarist

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 5th Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (22) weds Lisa Andrews

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 5th NFL football player Reggie White (23) weds Sara Copeland

NFL Legend Reggie White
NFL Legend
Reggie White
  • Jan 22nd Zak Starkey (Ringo's son) marries Sarah Menikides

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 30th NFL Quarterback Dan Marino (23) weds Claire Veazey at St. Regis Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 2nd NFL Footballer and felon OJ Simpson marries 2nd wife Nicole Brown (murdered 1994)

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ Simpson

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 8th Director Martin Scorsese (42) weds producer Barbara De Fina (35)

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 24th NFL quarterback Joe Montana (28) weds actress and model Jennifer Wallace

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Mar 9th Actors Laura Johnson (Falcon Crest) & Harry Hamlin (LA Law) wed

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 16th Actress Maureen McCormick (28) weds Michael Cummings

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 23rd Musician Billy Joel weds supermodel Christie Brinkley

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 25th Professional boxer George Foreman (35) weds Mary Martelly

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 27th Police violence victim Rodney King (20) weds Dennetta Lyles

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 1st Country singer Merle Haggard (48) weds fourth wife Debbie Parret

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 21st Chemist Carl Djerassi (61) weds biographer and teacher Diane Middlebrook (46) at his ranch

Chemist Carl Djerassi
Chemist
Carl Djerassi
  • Jun 22nd "Dallas" actress Victoria Principal (35) weds plastic surgeon Harry Glassman (43) in Dallas

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 19th NBA player Isiah Thomas (24) weds Lynn Kendall in Chicago

NBA Point Guard and Head Coach Isiah Thomas
NBA Point Guard and Head Coach
Isiah Thomas

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 31st Bee Gees member Robin Gibb (35) weds author and artist Dwina Murphy

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Singer-songwriter
Robin Gibb
  • Aug 15th Anti-apartheid lawyer Bulelani Ngcuka marries in South Africa

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 16th Singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn on her 27th birthday

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Sep 18th Comedian Jeff Foxworthy (27) weds Pamela Gregg at New York City's Central Park

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 9th NBA guard George Gervin (33) weds Joyce King in Bexar County, Texas

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 8th Author Ken Follett (36) weds politician Barbara Hubbard (42)

Author Ken Follett
Author
Ken Follett
  • Dec 14th "The Cosby Show" actress Phylicia Rashad (37) weds former NFL wide receiver and sportscaster Ahmad Rashad (36)

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 15th Actor Sylvester Stallone (39) weds "Rocky IV" actress Brigitte Nielsen (22) in Beverly Hills, California

Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Actor/Director
Sylvester Stallone

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 7th Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 4th Professional boxer George Foreman (35) divorces Andrea Skeete after almost 3 years of marriage

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 332

  • Jan 1st Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (b. 1905)
  • Jan 2nd Moses Josiah Madiba, South African author and first African chancellor of the University of the North, dies at 76
  • Jan 3rd Lucien Cailliet, composer, dies at 93
  • Jan 4th Brian Gwynne Horrocks, English lt-general (A Full Life), dies at 89
  • Jan 4th Lovro von Matacic, Croatian conductor (b. 1899)
  • Jan 5th Robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906
  • Jan 6th Robert H W Welch Jr, US founder/leader John Birch Society, dies at 85
  • Jan 7th Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67
  • Jan 7th Mary Hardy, Australian radio and television presenter (b. 1931)
  • Jan 9th Don Brennan, cricket wicketkeeper (England in 2 Tests 1951), dies
  • Jan 9th Robert Mayer, British businessman and philanthropist (b. 1879)
  • Jan 10th Anton Karas, Austrian zither player and composer (b. 1906)
  • Jan 11th Sir William McKell, Premier of New South Wales, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)
  • Jan 13th Carol Wayne, Johnny Carson's teatime movie hostess, dies at 42
  • Jan 14th Jetta Goudal, French actress (White Gold), dies at 86
  • Jan 16th Robert Fitzgerald, U.S. poet and translator (b. 1910)
  • Jan 18th Mahmoud Taha, Sudanese Muslim leader, hanged at 76
  • Jan 18th Wilfrid Brambell, actor (Hard Day's Night, Boys), dies at 72
  • Jan 20th Jo Juda, Dutch musician, dies at 75
  • Jan 21st Barbara Cowsill, rocker (Cowsills), dies of emphysema
  • Jan 21st James Beard, American chef and author (b. 1903)
  • Jan 21st Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler and promoter (b. 1930)
  • Jan 22nd Sir Arthur Bryant, British historian (b. 1899)
  • Jan 26th James Cameron, journalist, dies
  • Jan 30th Ken Mayers, actor (Robbie Robertson-Space Patrol), dies at 67
  • Feb 3rd Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist (b. 1912)
  • Feb 5th Georges-Émile Lapalme, Quebec politician (b. 1907)
  • Feb 6th Charles Briggs, actor (13 Frightened Girls, Capt Newman), dies at 53
  • Feb 6th Dandy Nichols, actress (Confessions of a Window Cleaner), dies at 78
  • Feb 6th James Hadley Chase, English writer (b. 1906)
  • Feb 7th Albert Dondeyne, Belgian philosopher/theologist, dies at 83
  • Feb 7th Uday Merchant, cricket (bro of Vijay, prolific scorer), dies
  • Feb 7th Matt Monro, English singer (b. 1932)
  • Feb 8th Marvin Miller, actor (Michael Anthony-Millionaire), dies at 71
  • Feb 8th Tom Greenway, actor (Miami Story), dies of a heart attack at 75

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Feb 8th William Lyons, British automobile manufacturer, dies at 84

Mr Jaguar William Lyons
Mr Jaguar
William Lyons
  • Feb 10th Johnny Mokan, baseball player (b. 1895)
  • Feb 11th Heinz Eric Roemheld, composer, dies of pneumonia at 83
  • Feb 11th Henry Hathaway, actor/director (Nob Hill), dies of heart attack at 86
  • Feb 11th Ulysses Sipmson Kay, composer, dies at 68
  • Feb 11th Ben Abruzzo, American businessman and balloonist (b. 1930)
  • Feb 12th Nicholas Colssanto, actor (Coach-Cheers), dies at 61
  • Feb 16th Larry Ward, actor (Frank Ragan-Dakotas), dies at 69
  • Feb 17th Wanda Perry, actress (Roberta, Death of a Salesman), dies at 67
  • Feb 18th Willy Alberti, [Carel Verbruggen], Dutch singer, dies at 58
  • Feb 19th Elizabeth Julesberg, author (Dick & Jane), dies
  • Feb 19th George Holmes, actor (Man in the Trunk), dies at 66
  • Feb 20th Clarence Nash, American voice actor (Donald Duck), dies of leukaemia at 80
  • Feb 21st Eric Herfst, Dutch cabaret performer (Floris), dies at 47
  • Feb 21st Ina Claire, actress/comedienne (3 Bdwy Girls), dies of stroke at 89
  • Feb 21st Louis Hayward, actor (Lone Wolf, Survivors), dies of lung cancer at 75
  • Feb 22nd Alexander Scourby, actor (Victory at Sea, Ransom), dies at 71
  • Feb 22nd Efrem A Zimbalist, Russian/US composer/violinist, dies at 95
  • Feb 22nd Salvador Espriu, Spanish poet (b. 1913)
  • Feb 23rd Alexander Scourby, actor (Jesus, Shaggy Dog, Giant), dies at 71
  • Feb 27th David Huffman, actor (FIST, Jane Doe, Firefox, Onion Field), dies
  • Feb 27th Henry Cabot Lodge, (Sen-R)/diplomat, dies at 82
  • Feb 27th Pat J O'Malley, actor (My Favorite Martian, Maude), dies at 83
  • Feb 28th Charita Bauer, actress (Mary-Aldrich Family), dies at 62 in NYC
  • Feb 28th David Byron, English singer (Uriah Heep) (b. 1947)
  • Feb 28th Ray Ellington, English singer (b. 1916)
  • Mar 1st Eugene List, US concert pianist, dies at 66
  • Mar 2nd John B Kelly Jr, chairman US Olympic Committee, dies at 57
  • Mar 2nd Michael Redgrave, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips), dies at 77 of Parkinson's
  • Mar 3rd Sarah Blanding, 1st US fem college head (Vassar 1946-64), dies at 86
  • Mar 6th Eric Sloane, US artist, dies at 80
  • Mar 7th George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony), dies at 76
  • Mar 7th Robert W Woodruff, CEO (Coca-Cola), dies at 95
  • Mar 7th Victor W Farris, inventor of paper milk carton, etc, dies
  • Mar 8th Edward Andrews, actor (Broadside), dies at 70 of a heart attack
  • Mar 8th Thomas Creighton, US heart patient (3 implants in 46 hrs), dies at 33
  • Mar 10th Konstantin Chernenko, party leader/pres of USSR (1984-85), dies at 73
  • Mar 12th Eugene Ormandy [Blau], Hungarian/US conductor, dies at 85
  • Mar 15th Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (b. 1921)
  • Mar 16th Roger Huntington Sessions, US composer (Black Masks), dies at 88

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 16th Eddie Shore, Canadian ice hockey player, dies of a lung infection at 82

NHL Star Eddie Shore
NHL Star
Eddie Shore
  • Mar 17th Dattu Phadkar, cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), dies
  • Mar 18th Jack Miller, orchestra leader (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 89
  • Mar 21st Michael Redgrave, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Mr Arkadin), dies at 77
  • Mar 21st Salvador Ley, composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 23rd Anton Constandse, Dutch anarchist/writer, dies at 85
  • Mar 23rd Patricia Roberts Harris, (Rep-D), dies at 60
  • Mar 23rd Singing Nun, commits suicide in Belgium at 52
  • Mar 23rd Richard Beeching, chairman of British Railways (b. 1913)
  • Mar 23rd Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and professor (b. 1908)
  • Mar 24th George London, Canadian bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto), dies at 64
  • Mar 28th Marc Chagall, French painter, dies at 97
  • Mar 28th Nand Baert, Belgian radio/tv-host, dies at 53
  • Mar 29th Luther Terry, Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)
  • Mar 29th Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun, The Singing Nun (b. 1933)
  • Mar 30th Harold Peary, actor (Herb-Blondie, Willy), dies of heart attack at 76
  • Mar 31st Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun (b. 1933)
  • Apr 1st Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (b. 1920)
  • Apr 4th Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (b. 1891)
  • Apr 5th Tyrell Johnson, cricketer (WI left-arm quickie, one Test 1939), dies
  • Apr 8th J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (b. 1897)
  • Apr 11th Enver Hoxha, party leader/premier of Albania, dies at 76
  • Apr 11th Bunny Ahearne, British ice hockey promoter (b. 1900)
  • Apr 14th Enver Hoxha, Albanian leader (1944-85), dies
  • Apr 14th Reginald Beane, pianist (Starlit Time, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 63