What Happened in 1985

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 794

  • Jan 1 International Youth Year begins
  • Jan 1 US's 1st manadatory seat belt law goes into effect (NY)
  • Jan 1 VH-1 made its broadcasting debut
  • Jan 1 The Internet's Domain Name System is created.
  • Jan 1 The first British mobile phone call is made by Ernie Wise to Vodafone.
  • Jan 1 71st Rose Bowl: #18 Southern California beats #6 Ohio State, 20-17
  • Jan 1 51st Sugar Bowl: #5 Nebraska beats #11 LSU, 28-10
  • Jan 1 14th Fiesta Bowl: #14 UCLA beats #13 Miami, 39-37
  • Jan 1 51st Orange Bowl: #4 Washington beats #2 Oklahoma, 28-17
  • Jan 2 90th hat trick in Islander history-Brent Sutter
  • Jan 2 Australia beat WI by innings at SCG, Bob Holland 10 match wkts

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Jan 2 Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak reappoints Coptic pope Shenuda III

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
  • Jan 2 Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score
  • Jan 2 Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions
  • Jan 3 Azharuddin scores 110 in 1st Test innings
  • Jan 3 Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews

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Jan 3 Mitch McConnell becomes Senator of Kentucky

US Senator Mitch McConnell
US Senator
Mitch McConnell

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Jan 5 Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot

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

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

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

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Jan 20 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 21 -19°F (-28°C), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record)
  • Jan 21 -34°F (-37°C), Mt Mitchell, North Carolina (state record)
  • Jan 21 Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java
  • Jan 21 Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals
  • Jan 22 -30°F (-34°C), Mountain Lake Bio Station, Virginia (state record)
  • Jan 22 Cold wave damages 90% of Florida's citrus crop
  • Jan 22 Kelly Hu, 16, of Hawaii, crowned 3rd Miss Teen USA
  • Jan 23 Britains House of Lords debate 1st televised
  • Jan 24 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched
  • Jan 25 "Black & Blue" premieres in Paris
  • Jan 25 Test debut of Wasim Akram, v New Zealand at Auckland (2-105)
  • Jan 26 42nd Golden Globes: Amadeus, F. Murray Abraham, & Sally Field win
  • Jan 26 Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores 50th goal in 49th game of season
  • Jan 27 "Doug Henning & His World..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne NY after 60 perf
  • Jan 27 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 returns to Earth
  • Jan 27 Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
  • Jan 27 Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25)
  • Jan 27 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 22-14

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

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

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

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Jan 31 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 1 -61°F (-52°C), Maybell, Colorado (state record)
  • Feb 1 -69°F (-56°C), Peter's Sink, Utah (state record)
  • Feb 1 Azharuddin scores 3rd Test century in 3rd Test Cricket (122 v Eng)
  • Feb 1 Cards trade D Green, Jose Uribe, Dave LaPoint to Giants for Jack Clark
  • Feb 1 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tiffany Chin
  • Feb 2 US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
  • Feb 3 "Harrigan 'n Hart" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Feb 3 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
  • Feb 4 20 countries (but not US) sign UN treaty outlawing torture
  • Feb 4 Naval exercises canceled when US refuses to tell NZ of nuclear weapons
  • Feb 7 "New York, New York" became the official anthem of NYC
  • Feb 7 Marshall U's Bruce Morris scores a basket from 92'5"
  • Feb 7 NY Devil Don Lever becomes 57th NHLer to score 300 goals
  • Feb 8 1st-class cricket debut of Jimmy Adams (age 17), Jamaica v Barbados
  • Feb 8 Bruce Morris, Marshall Univ, makes a 92' 5½" basketball shot
  • Feb 8 Michael Gross swims world record 800m freestyle (7:38.75)
  • Feb 8 Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung returns to South-Korea

Music release#1 in the Charts

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

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna
  • Feb 10 Andrea Schöne skates ladies world record 5 km (7:32.82)
  • Feb 10 35th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 140-129 at Indiana
  • Feb 10 Challenger moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating of STS 51-E mission
  • Feb 10 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
  • Feb 10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 11 King Hussein of Jordan & PLO leader Arafat sign accord
  • Feb 11 Kent Hrbek signs 5-year $6 million contract with Minnesota Twins
  • Feb 11 Wasim Akram takes 10 wickets in his 2nd Test Cricket, NZ still wins

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 458

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

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Feb 5 Cristiano Ronaldo, Funchal Portgual, Portuguese footballer

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

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

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

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 30 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 2 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 8 Director Martin Scorsese (42) weds producer Barbara De Fina (35)

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 16 Actress Maureen McCormick (28) weds Michael Cummings

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 23 Musician Billy Joel weds supermodel Christie Brinkley

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 27 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 1 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 21 Chemist Carl Djerassi (61) weds biographer and teacher Diane Middlebrook (46) at his ranch

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 19 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 31 Bee Gees member Robin Gibb (35) weds author and artist Dwina Murphy

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

NBA Guard George Gervin
NBA Guard
George Gervin

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 15 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 7 Actress-singer Janet Jackson (18) divorces fellow R&B singer James DeBarge (21) only 4 months after getting married

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 4 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 335

  • Jan 1 Kamatari Fujiwara, Japanese actor (b. 1905)
  • Jan 2 Moses Josiah Madiba, South African author and first African chancellor of the University of the North, dies at 76
  • Jan 3 Lucien Cailliet, composer, dies at 93
  • Jan 4 Brian Gwynne Horrocks, English lt-general (A Full Life), dies at 89
  • Jan 4 Lovro von Matacic, Croatian conductor (b. 1899)
  • Jan 5 Robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906
  • Jan 6 Robert H W Welch Jr, US founder/leader John Birch Society, dies at 85
  • Jan 7 Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67
  • Jan 7 Mary Hardy, Australian radio and television presenter (b. 1931)
  • Jan 9 Don Brennan, cricket wicketkeeper (England in 2 Tests 1951), dies
  • Jan 9 Robert Mayer, British businessman and philanthropist (b. 1879)
  • Jan 10 Anton Karas, Austrian zither player and composer (b. 1906)
  • Jan 11 Sir William McKell, Premier of New South Wales, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1891)
  • Jan 13 Carol Wayne, Johnny Carson's teatime movie hostess, dies at 42
  • Jan 14 Jetta Goudal, French actress (White Gold), dies at 86
  • Jan 16 Robert Fitzgerald, U.S. poet and translator (b. 1910)
  • Jan 18 Mahmoud Taha, Sudanese Muslim leader, hanged at 76
  • Jan 18 Wilfrid Brambell, actor (Hard Day's Night, Boys), dies at 72
  • Jan 20 Jo Juda, Dutch musician, dies at 75
  • Jan 21 Barbara Cowsill, singer and mother in The Cowsills band, dies of emphysema at 56
  • Jan 21 James Beard, American chef and author (b. 1903)
  • Jan 21 Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler and promoter (b. 1930)
  • Jan 22 Sir Arthur Bryant, British historian (b. 1899)
  • Jan 26 James Cameron, journalist, dies
  • Jan 30 Ken Mayers, actor (Robbie Robertson-Space Patrol), dies at 67
  • Feb 3 Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist (b. 1912)
  • Feb 5 Georges-Émile Lapalme, Quebec politician (b. 1907)
  • Feb 6 Charles Briggs, actor (13 Frightened Girls, Capt Newman), dies at 53
  • Feb 6 Dandy Nichols, actress (Confessions of a Window Cleaner), dies at 78
  • Feb 6 James Hadley Chase, English writer (b. 1906)
  • Feb 7 Albert Dondeyne, Belgian philosopher/theologist, dies at 83
  • Feb 7 Uday Merchant, cricket (bro of Vijay, prolific scorer), dies
  • Feb 7 Matt Monro, English singer (b. 1932)
  • Feb 8 Marvin Miller, actor (Michael Anthony-Millionaire), dies at 71
  • Feb 8 Tom Greenway, actor (Miami Story), dies of a heart attack at 75

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 10 Konstantin Chernenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1984-85), dies of Emphysema at 73

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
  • Mar 12 Eugene Ormandy [Blau], Hungarian/US conductor, dies at 85
  • Mar 15 Radha Krishna Choudhary, Indian historian and writer (b. 1921)
  • Mar 16 Roger Huntington Sessions, US composer (Black Masks), dies at 88

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

NHL Star Eddie Shore
NHL Star
Eddie Shore
  • Mar 17 Dattu Phadkar, cricketer (Indian all-rounder, 31 Tests 1947-58), dies
  • Mar 18 Jack Miller, orchestra leader (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 89
  • Mar 21 Michael Redgrave, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Mr Arkadin), dies at 77
  • Mar 21 Salvador Ley, composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 23 Anton Constandse, Dutch anarchist/writer, dies at 85
  • Mar 23 Patricia Roberts Harris, (Rep-D), dies at 60
  • Mar 23 Singing Nun, commits suicide in Belgium at 52
  • Mar 23 Richard Beeching, chairman of British Railways (b. 1913)
  • Mar 23 Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and professor (b. 1908)
  • Mar 24 George London, Canadian bass-baritone (Monterone-Rigoleto), dies at 64
  • Mar 28 Marc Chagall, French painter, dies at 97
  • Mar 28 Nand Baert, Belgian radio/tv-host, dies at 53
  • Mar 29 Luther Terry, Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)
  • Mar 29 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun, The Singing Nun (b. 1933)
  • Mar 30 Harold Peary, actor (Herb-Blondie, Willy), dies of heart attack at 76
  • Mar 31 Jeanine Deckers, Belgian nun (b. 1933)
  • Apr 1 Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (b. 1920)
  • Apr 4 Kate Roberts, Welsh nationalist and writer (b. 1891)
  • Apr 5 Tyrell Johnson, cricketer (WI left-arm quickie, one Test 1939), dies
  • Apr 6 Mark Lothar, German composer (The Story of the Lazy Bear), dies at 82
  • Apr 8 J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (b. 1897)
  • Apr 11 Enver Hoxha, party leader/premier of Albania, dies at 76
  • Apr 11 Bunny Ahearne, British ice hockey promoter (b. 1900)
  • Apr 14 Enver Hoxha, Albanian leader (1944-85), dies