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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 805

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
NHL Star Bryan TrottierNHL Star Bryan Trottier Jan 5th - Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot
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
Tennis Player Martina NavratilovaTennis Player Martina Navratilova Jan 14th - Martina Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)
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)
NFL Quarterback Joe MontanaNFL Quarterback Joe Montana Jan 20th - Super Bowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
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
Jan 28th - Charity single "We Are the World" is recorded by supergroup USA for Africa (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and other pop stars)
Singer Lionel RichieSinger Lionel Richie Jan 28th - 12th American Music Awards: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win
Jan 29th - Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39
Jan 29th - Oxford University refuses to award Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher an honorary degree
Jan 31st - "Harrigan 'n Hart" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances
Jan 31st - South African president PW Botha offers to free Mandela if he denounces violence
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
British Prime Minister Margaret ThatcherBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher 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
Pop Star MadonnaPop Star Madonna Feb 9th - Madonna's album "Like a Virgin" goes #1 for 3 weeks
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
Feb 10th - Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
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
Feb 12th - 37th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-4 at Calgary

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 458

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
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
Football Star Cristiano RonaldoFootball Star Cristiano Ronaldo (Feb 5th) Feb 5th - Cristiano Ronaldo, Funchal Portgual, Portuguese footballer
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 speedskater
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

Weddings 1 - 24 of 24

Baseball Player Darryl StrawberryBaseball Player Darryl Strawberry (Jan 5th) Jan 5th - Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (22) weds Lisa Andrews
Jan 5th - NFL football player Reggie White (23) weds Sara Copeland
Jan 22nd - Zak Starkey (Ringo's son) marries Sarah Menikides
Jan 30th - NFL Quarterback Dan Marino (23) weds Claire Veazey at St. Regis Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania
Feb 2nd - NFL Footballer and felon OJ Simpson marries 2nd wife Nicole Brown (murdered 1994)
Feb 8th - Director Martin Scorsese (42) weds producer Barbara De Fina (35)
Feb 24th - NFL quarterback Joe Montana (28) weds actress and model Jennifer Wallace
Mar 9th - Actors Laura Johnson (Falcon Crest) & Harry Hamlin (LA Law) wed
Mar 16th - Actress Maureen McCormick (28) weds Michael Cummings
Mar 23rd - Musician Billy Joel weds supermodel Christie Brinkley
Mar 25th - Professional boxer George Foreman (35) weds Mary Martelly
Victim of Police Violence Rodney KingVictim of Police Violence Rodney King (Apr 27th) Apr 27th - Police violence victim Rodney King (20) weds Dennetta Lyles
Jun 1st - Country singer Merle Haggard (48) weds fourth wife Debbie Parret
Jun 21st - Chemist Carl Djerassi (61) weds biographer and teacher Diane Middlebrook (46) at his ranch
Jun 22nd - "Dallas" actress Victoria Principal (35) weds plastic surgeon Harry Glassman (43) in Dallas
Jul 19th - NBA player Isiah Thomas (24) weds Lynn Kendall in Chicago
Jul 31st - Bee Gees member Robin Gibb (35) weds author and artist Dwina Murphy
Aug 15th - Anti-apartheid lawyer Bulelani Ngcuka marries in South Africa
Aug 16th - Singer Madonna weds actor Sean Penn on her 27th birthday
Sep 18th - Comedian Jeff Foxworthy (27) weds Pamela Gregg at New York City's Central Park
Oct 9th - NBA guard George Gervin (33) weds Joyce King in Bexar County, Texas
Nov 8th - Author Ken Follett (36) weds politician Barbara Hubbard (42)
Author Ken FollettAuthor Ken Follett (Nov 8th) Dec 14th - "The Cosby Show" actress Phylicia Rashad (37) weds former NFL wide receiver and sportscaster Ahmad Rashad (36)
Dec 15th - Action star actor Sylvester Stallone (39) weds "Rocky IV" actress Brigitte Nielsen (22) in Beverly Hills, California

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 2 of 2

Singer Janet JacksonSinger Janet Jackson (Jan 7th) Jan 7th - Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married
Feb 4th - Professional boxer George Foreman (35) divorces Andrea Skeete after almost 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 330

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
Mr Jaguar William LyonsMr Jaguar William Lyons (Feb 8th) Feb 8th - William Lyons, British automobile manufacturer, dies at 84
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
NHL Star Eddie ShoreNHL Star Eddie Shore (Mar 16th) Mar 16th - Eddie Shore, Canadian ice hockey player, dies of a lung infection at 82
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 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
Apr 14th - Noele Gordon, British actress (Crossroads) dies aged 65.

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