What Happened in 1986

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 834

  • Jan 1st Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Curacao
  • Jan 1st Barbra Striesand & Jon Peters relationship breaks up
  • Jan 1st International Peace Year begins
  • Jan 1st NYC transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
  • Jan 1st Spain & Portugal are 11th & 12th to join European Economic Community
  • Jan 1st South African Government closes its borders with Lesotho, cutting off important food and fuel supplies, after Lesotho refuses to sign a non-aggression pact
  • Jan 1st 72nd Rose Bowl: #13 UCLA beats #4 Iowa, 45-28; Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game.
  • Jan 1st 52nd Sugar Bowl: #8 Tennessee beats #2 Miami, 35-7
  • Jan 1st 15th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Michigan beats #7 Nebraska, 27-23
  • Jan 1st 52nd Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #1 Penn State, 25-10
  • Jan 2nd 191.66 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange

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Jan 2nd NY Islander, Mike Bossy, scores his 500th goal

Ice Hockey Great Mike Bossy
Ice Hockey Great
Mike Bossy
  • Jan 4th David Boon's second Test century, 131 v India at Adelaide

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Jan 4th NCAA basketball's David Robinson blocks a record 14 shots

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson
  • Jan 6th British Defense Secretary Michael Heseltine resigns after the 'Westland affair'
  • Jan 6th Impala Platinum fires 20,000 black mine workers in Johannesburg
  • Jan 6th Last day in Test cricket for Bob Holland
  • Jan 6th STS 61-C scrubbed at T-31sec because of liquid oxygen valve problem
  • Jan 7th Netherlands Bank issues 250 guilder notes
  • Jan 7th STS 61-C mission scrubbed at T -9m because of weather problems

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Jan 7th US President Reagan announces economic sanctions against Libya

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Jan 8th Willie McCovey is 16th elected to Hall of Fame in his 1st year
  • Jan 9th NY Islanders repeat their greatest shutout margin (9-0) vs Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Jan 9th After losing a patent battle with Polaroid, Kodak must give up its instant camera business.
  • Jan 10th Palau signs Compact of Free Association with US
  • Jan 10th NASA's STS-61-C mission scrubbed T -9m because of bad weather at Florida's Kennedy Space Center
  • Jan 11th 1st African American Lieutenant Governor since reconstruction sworn in - Douglas Wilder of Virginia
  • Jan 12th 24th space shuttle (61-C) mission-Columbia 7-launched
  • Jan 12th Chic Blackhawk Denis Savard scores at 4 seconds of 3rd period
  • Jan 12th AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Miami Dolphins 31-14
  • Jan 12th NFC Championship Game: Chicago Bears beat Los Angeles Rams 24-0
  • Jan 13th NCCA institutes eligibility requirements based on college exams
  • Jan 13th South Yemen Pres Ali Nasser Mohammed's bodyguard shoots opponents
  • Jan 13th ABC's TV premiere of "The Right of The People", whose writer and director is said to have been inspired by the 14 December 1980 massacre at Bob's Big Boy in Los Angeles
  • Jan 14th Constitution of Guatemala takes effect
  • Jan 14th Vinicio Cerezo becomes only 2nd freely elected president of Guatemala since CIA-sponsored coup in 1954
  • Jan 15th Living Seas opens (Disneyland)
  • Jan 16th Police arrested 3 IRA-terrorists in Amsterdam
  • Jan 16th First meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force.
  • Jan 17th Tim Witherspoon beats Tony Tubbs in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jan 17th 2nd Sundance Film Festival: "Smooth Talk" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 18th 24th Space Shuttle (61-C) Mission-Columbia 7-returns to Earth
  • Jan 18th AIDS charity record "That's What Friends are For" hits #1
  • Jan 18th NY Lotto pays $30.5 million to one winner (#s are 19-20-27-34-41-46)
  • Jan 19th Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $17 million
  • Jan 19th Israeli Premier Shimon Peres visits Netherlands
  • Jan 19th Spain recognizes Israel

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Jan 20th 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jan 20th Chunnel announced (railroad tunnel under Canal)
  • Jan 20th Milt coup in Lesotho under gen-mjr Lekhanya & premier Leabua Jonathan
  • Jan 21st 100 participate in Nude Olympics race in 38°F (3°C), Indiana
  • Jan 21st Allison J Brown, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 4th Miss Teen USA
  • Jan 21st Bomb attack in East-Beirut, 27 killed
  • Jan 22nd Ghorbanifar 1st suggests diversion of cash to contras, says North
  • Jan 23rd "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" opens at Ritz Theater NYC for 13 performances
  • Jan 23rd Columbia returns to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 23rd 1st induction of Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Domino, Everly Bros, Buddy Holly, J L Lewis & Elvis Presley)

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Buddy Holly
Singer James Brown
James Brown

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 24th 43rd Golden Globes: Out of Africa, Jon Voight, & Whoopi Goldberg win

  • Jan 24th NY Islander Mike Bossy scores his 1,000th point
  • Jan 24th South Yemen Premier Haydar Bakr al-Attas becomes interim-president
  • Jan 24th Voyager 2 makes 1st fly-by of Uranus (81,593 km), finds new moons
  • Jan 24th Leon Brittan, Trade and Industry Secretary under Thatcher is 2nd cabinet minister to resign after 'Westland affair'
  • Jan 25th General Tito Okello's government flees Kampala Uganda
  • Jan 26th Hein Vergeer becomes European skating champ
  • Jan 26th Val Skinner wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
  • Jan 26th Yoweri Museveni's rebel army conquerors Kampala Uganda
  • Jan 26th Super Bowl XX: Chicago Bears beat NE Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Richard Dent, Chicago, DE

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 27th 13th American Music Awards: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Jan 28th "Uptown... It's Hot!" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 24 performances
  • Jan 28th 25th Space Shuttle (51L)-Challenger 10 explodes 73 sec after liftoff
  • Jan 28th Angolan Unity Leader Jonas Savimbi visits Washington, D.C.
  • Jan 29th 193.8 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
  • Jan 29th Yoweri Museveni sworn in as president of Uganda
  • Jan 31st Mary Lund of Minn, is 1st female recipient of an artificial heart
  • Feb 1st KHJ-AM in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KRTH
  • Feb 2nd "Jerome Kern Goes to Hollywood" closes at Ritz NYC after 13 performances
  • Feb 2nd Ayako Okamoto wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Feb 2nd Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • Feb 2nd NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 28-24
  • Feb 2nd Oscar Arias Sanchez elected president of Costa Rica
  • Feb 3rd US President Ronald Reagan announces formation of commission of enquiry on Challenger Accident
  • Feb 3rd OPEC fails to agree upon a petroleum production agreement after a 2 day meeting in Vienna

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Feb 3rd The Pope and Mother Teresa meet in Calcutta

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Feb 4th 38th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-3 (OT) at Hartford
  • Feb 4th Israeli fighters intercept Libyan passenger airliner

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Feb 5th Corazon Aquino & Ferdinand Marcos appear on "Nightline"

11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
  • Feb 6th NJ Devil Peter McNab becomes 42nd NHLer to score 350 goals
  • Feb 7th US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 7th Haiti's President-for-Life Jean-Claude Duvalier flees to France Henri Namphy becomes leader of Haiti

President of Haiti Jean-Claude Duvalier
President of Haiti
Jean-Claude Duvalier

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 7th Corazon Aquino defeats incumbent Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos but fraudulent returns gave the election to Marcos

10th President of the Philippines Ferdinand Marcos
10th President of the Philippines
Ferdinand Marcos
11th President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino
11th President of the Philippines
Corazon Aquino
  • Feb 8th 5' 7" Spud Webb of Atlanta Hawks wins NBA Slam Dunk Competition
  • Feb 8th US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
  • Feb 8th 1984 Summer Olympics head of the LAPD bomb squad, Arleigh McCree, and his partner Officer Ronald Ball of the Firearms and explosives unit were killed while trying to dismantle two pipe bombs when they responded to a call. McCree was recognized as one of the top explosive experts in the world.

Film release premierFilm Premier

Feb 8th The crime film "A Better Tomorrow", starring Yun Fat Chow, premieres in Hong Kong

  • Feb 9th 36th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 139-132 at Dallas
  • Feb 9th Halley's Comet reaches 30th perihelion (closest approach to Sun)
  • Feb 9th Haydar Bakr al-Attas appointed president of South Yemen
  • Feb 9th Marvin Johnson wins record 3rd time, light heavyweight boxing title
  • Feb 9th Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
  • Feb 9th Tomb of Tutanchamon's treasurer Maya found in Egypt

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 410

  • Jan 1st Glen Davis, American basketball player
  • Jan 1st Vidya Balan, Indian actress
  • Jan 3rd Lloyd Polite, American R&B singer
  • Jan 3rd Jacob Timpano, Australian soccer player
  • Jan 4th James Milner, English footballer
  • Jan 4th Steve Slaton, American football player
  • Jan 5th Deepika Padukone, Indian model and actress
  • Jan 5th Teppei Koike, Japanese actor and singer
  • Jan 6th Paul McShane, Irish footballer
  • Jan 6th Alex Turner, English musician (Arctic Monkeys)
  • Jan 7th Grant Leadbitter, English footballer
  • Jan 8th Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian actress (d. 2003)
  • Jan 8th David Silva, Spanish footballer
  • Jan 10th Saleisha Stowers, American model
  • Jan 12th Miguel Ángel Nieto, Spanish footballer
  • Jan 13th Joannie Rochette, Canadian figure skater
  • Jan 14th Gary Brolsma, American internet celebrity
  • Jan 14th Cristina Aicardi, Peruvian badminton player
  • Jan 15th Fred Davis, American football player
  • Jan 16th Mason Gamble, actor (Dennis the Menace)
  • Jan 21st Coffin Joe, English drummer (The Horrors)
  • Jan 22nd Lee Pa-ni, South Korean model
  • Jan 22nd Daniel Wayne Smith, American actor, reality television personality (d. 2006)
  • Jan 23rd Steven Taylor, English footballer
  • Jan 24th Mischa Barton, English-born American actress
  • Jan 24th Raviv Ullman, Israeli-born American actor
  • Jan 25th Chris O'Grady, English footballer
  • Jan 25th Shahriar Nafees, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Jan 26th Gerald Green, American basketball player
  • Jan 26th Matt Heafy, American musician (Trivium)
  • Jan 26th Shantelle Taylor, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Jan 28th Shruti Haasan, Indian actress
  • Jan 28th Jessica Ennis, English heptathlete
  • Jan 29th Mark Howard, English football player
  • Jan 29th Simon Vukčević, Montenegrin football player
  • Jan 29th Chris Bourque, American pro hockey player
  • Jan 29th Drew Tyler Bell, American actor
  • Jan 30th Sam Duckworth, British singer-songwriter
  • Jan 30th Nick Evans, American baseball player
  • Jan 31st Yves Makabu-Makalambay, Belgian football goalkeeper
  • Feb 1st Lauren Conrad, American TV star
  • Feb 4th Mohammad Mahmudullah, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • Feb 5th Reed Sorenson, American racecar driver
  • Feb 5th Billy Sharp, English footballer
  • Feb 5th Manuel Fernandes, Portuguese footballer
  • Feb 6th Alice Greczyn, American actress
  • Feb 6th Brendan Taylor, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Feb 7th Deanna Casaluce, Canadian actress
  • Feb 7th Michael Orozco, American footballer
  • Feb 9th Princess Raiyah bint Al Hussein, of Jordan
  • Feb 10th Viktor Troicki, Serbian tennis player
  • Feb 10th Yui Ichikawa, Japanese actress and model
  • Feb 13th Luke Moore, English footballer
  • Feb 13th Jamie Murray, Scottish tennis player
  • Feb 14th Aschwin Wildeboer, Spanish swimmer
  • Feb 14th Michael Ammermüller, German racing driver
  • Feb 14th Roxanne Guinoo, Filipina actress
  • Feb 15th Gabriel Paletta, Argentine footballer
  • Feb 17th Joey O'Brien, Irish footballer
  • Feb 17th Sandra Nilsson, Swedish model
  • Feb 18th Marc Torrejón, Spanish footballer
  • Feb 19th Kyle Chipchura, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Feb 19th Henri Karjalainen, Finnish racing driver
  • Feb 19th Marta, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 19th Reon Kadena, Japanese model/actress
  • Feb 19th Maria Mena, Norwegian singer
  • Feb 21st Amedeo, Belgium, son of princess Astrid/arch duke Lorenz
  • Feb 21st Charlotte Church, Welsh singer
  • Feb 22nd Rajon Rondo, American basketball player
  • Feb 22nd Miko Hughes, American actor
  • Feb 23rd Holly Brook, American musician
  • Feb 23rd Kazuya Kamenashi, Japanese pop star (KAT-TUN)
  • Feb 23rd Jerod Mayo, American Football player
  • Feb 24th Wojtek Wolski, Polish Ice hockey player
  • Feb 25th James and Oliver Phelps, English actors
  • Feb 25th Justin Berfield, American actor
  • Feb 25th Danny Saucedo, Swedish singer
  • Feb 26th Makelele, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 26th Crystal Kay, Japanese singer
  • Feb 26th Teresa Palmer, Australian model and actress
  • Mar 1st Jonathan Spector, American soccer player
  • Mar 3rd Stacie Orrico, American singer
  • Mar 4th Margo Harshman, American actress
  • Mar 4th Tom De Mul, Belgian footballer
  • Mar 4th Bohdan Shust, Ukrainian footballer
  • Mar 5th Matty Fryatt, English footballer
  • Mar 6th Eli Marienthal, American actor
  • Mar 7th Ben Griffin, Australian soccer player
  • Mar 9th Brittany Snow, American actress
  • Mar 10th JC de Vera, Filipino Actor
  • Mar 12th Danny Jones, English singer (McFly)
  • Mar 13th Chiaki Kyan, Japanese gravure idol
  • Mar 14th Elton Chigumbura, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Mar 14th Jamie Bell, British actor
  • Mar 14th Andy Taylor, British/English footballer
  • Mar 15th Tyler Noyes, actor (CJ-One Life to Live)
  • Mar 16th Ken Doane, American professional wrestler
  • Mar 16th T. J. Jordan, American basketball player
  • Mar 17th Olesya Rulin, American actress
  • Mar 18th Bia Figueiredo, Brazilian racing driver

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 3rd Britain's greatest golfer Nick Faldo (28) weds manager's secretary Gill Bennett

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo
  • Feb 1st Singer Diana Ross marries Norwegian businessman Arne Naess in Switz

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 12th Author Arianna Huffington (35) weds politician Michael Huffington (38)

Author and creator of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington
Author and creator of The Huffington Post
Arianna Huffington

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 26th Actor/body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger weds newscaster Maria Shriver

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 26th Writer Jorge Luis Borges (86) weds author Maria Kodama (49) in Paraguay

  • May 3rd Actress-singer Annette Funicello (43) weds harness racing horse breeder and trainer Glen Holt
  • May 10th Tommy Lee drummer of Motley Crue marries Heather Locklear

HeartWedding of Interest

May 24th Country singer Garth Brooks marries songwriter Sandy Mahl

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 4th Legendary singer Bob Dylan (45) weds his backup singer Carolyn Dennis (32)

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • Jun 7th Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell weds Jodi Varble
  • Jun 21st The Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof (34) weds broadcaster and writer Paula Yates (27) in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 28th CBS news correspondent Mike Wallace (68) weds Mary Yates

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace
  • Jul 7th US actress Deborah Hunter marries actor Michael Tylo
  • Jul 19th Caroline Kennedy (28) weds Edwin Schlossberg (41) at the Church of Our Lady of Victory in Centerville, Massachusetts
  • Jul 23rd Britain's Prince Andrew (26) weds Sarah Ferguson (26) at Westminster Abbey in London, England

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 25th Four-time tennis player champ Hana Mandlikova (24) weds restaurateur Jan Sedlak at Prague's old town hall

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
  • Jul 27th "Say Anything" director Cameron Crowe (29) weds "Heart" guitarist Nancy Wilson (32)

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 1st Tennis ace John McEnroe marries actress Tatum O'Neal

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 1st Actress Whoopi Goldberg (30) weds cinematographer David Claessen

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 26th Fashion designer Calvin Klein (43) weds socialite Kelly Rector in a civil ceremony in Italy

Fashion Designer Calvin Klein
Fashion Designer
Calvin Klein
  • Oct 16th Marie Osmond marries Brian Blosil

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 18th "Fleetwood Mac" member Christine McVie (43) weds keyboardist Eduardo Quintela

Rock vocalist Christine McVie
Rock vocalist
Christine McVie
  • Oct 18th NFL player Frank Gifford (56) marries 3rd wife Kathie Lee Johnson (35)

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 1st MLB player Kirby Puckett (24) weds Tonya Hudson (20)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 15th Golfer Byron Nelson (74) weds advertising copy writer Peggy Simmons (42)

Golfer Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 19th Hall of Famer boxing champ Muhammad Ali (44) weds Yolanda Williams

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 20th Comedian and actor Steve Martin (41) weds actress Victoria Tennant (36)

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • Nov 28th NBC's Ahmad Rashad marriage proposal is accepted by Phylicia Ayers-Allen during halftime of Det Lions-NY Jets football game

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 17th Actor Harry Morgan (71) weds Barbara Bushman

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 24th President of Indonesia Joko Widodo (25) weds Iriana (23) in Solo, Central Java

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 376

  • Jan 1st Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
  • Jan 1st Bruce Norris, American hockey executive (Detroit Red Wings) (b. 1924)
  • Jan 2nd Una Merkel, US actress (Abraham Lincoln), dies at 82
  • Jan 2nd Bill Veeck, American baseball executive (b. 1914)
  • Jan 3rd Jens Bjerre, Danish composer, dies at 82
  • Jan 4th Christopher Isherwood, English novelist (Lions & Shadows), dies at 81
  • Jan 4th Phil Lynott, Irish rock musician (Thin Lizzy), dies of an overdose at 36
  • Jan 6th Louis Lebeer, Dutch art historian, dies at 90
  • Jan 7th Juan Rulfo, writer, dies
  • Jan 7th M Rooi, editor-in-chief (New Rotterdam Daily), dies at 79
  • Jan 7th Philip D. Eastman, American children's book writer and illustrator (b. 1909)
  • Jan 8th Yaroslav Seifert, Czech poet (Nobel 1984), dies at 84
  • Jan 8th Pierre Fournier, French cellist (b. 1906)
  • Jan 10th Joseph Kraft, US columnist, dies at 61
  • Jan 10th Joe Farrell, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 48
  • Jan 11th Sid Chaplin, UK novelist (b. 1916)
  • Jan 12th Marcel Arland, French author (L'ordre, Lumière du Soir), dies at 86
  • Jan 14th Donna Reed, actress (Donna Reed Show, Dallas), dies of cancer at 64
  • Jan 14th Walter Leblanc, Belgian painter, dies at 53
  • Jan 14th Daniel Balavoine, French singer (b. 1952)
  • Jan 15th James H "Jim" Crowley, US football player (Notre Dame), dies at 83
  • Jan 16th Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author, and publisher (b. 1892)
  • Jan 18th Claire James, actress (Jack Armstrong), dies
  • Jan 23rd Joseph Beuys, West German avant-garde artist/politician, dies at 64
  • Jan 24th Gordon MacRae, singer (Oklahoma, Carousel), dies at 64
  • Jan 24th L[aFayette] Ron[ald] Hubbard, author (Death Quest), dies at 74
  • Jan 24th Flo Hyman, American volleyball player (b. 1954)
  • Jan 25th Ernst Schnabel, writer, dies at 72
  • Jan 25th Horace Smith, cricketer (1 Test NZ v Eng 1933, one wkt at 113), dies
  • Jan 27th L Ron Hubbard, novelist/founder (Church of Scientology), dies at 74
  • Jan 27th Lilli Palmer, German actress (Boys from Brazil, Kinder), dies at 71
  • Jan 28th Christa McAuliffe, American teacher, dies in the Challenger space shuttle disaster at 37
  • Jan 28th Ellison S Onizuka, Hawaii, Mjr USAF/ast, dies in Challenger disaster
  • Jan 28th Francis R Scobee, Wash, USAF/astronaut, dies in Challenger disaster
  • Jan 28th Judith Arlene Resnik, Akron Oh, astr, dies in Challenger disaster
  • Jan 28th Michael J Smith, Beaufort NC, Cmdr USN, astr, dies in Challenger
  • Jan 28th Ronald E McNair, Lake City SC, astr, dies in Challenger disaster
  • Jan 28th Greg Jarvis - Crew of Space Shuttle Challenger (b. 1944)
  • Jan 29th Leif Erickson, actor (John-High Chaparral), dies at 74
  • Jan 30th Ticker Freeman, pianist (Dinah Shore Show), dies at 74
  • Feb 1st Alva Myrdal, Swedish Nobel peace prize winner (1982), dies at 84
  • Feb 1st Dick James, Beatles' music publisher (1962-70), dies in London at 58
  • Feb 1st Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (b. 1957)
  • Feb 6th William Collier, actor (Up the River, She's My Weakness), dies
  • Feb 6th Frederick Coutts, Salvation Army general (b. 1899)
  • Feb 6th Minoru Yamasaki, American architect (b. 1912)
  • Feb 7th Armand Preud'homme, Flemish organist/lyricist, dies at 81
  • Feb 7th Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian (b. 1923)
  • Feb 10th Brian Aherne, actor (Juarez, My Sister Eileen, Rosie), dies at 83
  • Feb 11th Frank [Patrick] Herbert, sci-fi author (Dune), dies at 65
  • Feb 11th Evelio Javier, Filipino politician, lawyer, and civil servant (b. 1942)
  • Feb 12th Guy Douglas Hamilton Warrack, composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 12th Sid Stone, comedian (Milton Berle Show), dies at 82
  • Feb 16th Howard Da Silva, Cleve Oh, actor (Ben Franklin-1776), dies at 76
  • Feb 17th Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (Kingdom Happiness), dies at 90
  • Feb 17th Paul Stewart, actor (Opening Night, In Cold Blood, Window), dies
  • Feb 19th Adolfo Celi, actor (Thunderball), dies at 63
  • Feb 19th James O Eastland, (Sen-D-Miss), dies at 81
  • Feb 19th Paul Stewart, actor (Top Secret USA, Deadline), dies at 77
  • Feb 20th Francisco Paolo Mignone, composer, dies at 88
  • Feb 20th Jacobus G Rietkerk, Dutch foreign minister (VVD), dies at 58
  • Feb 21st Shigechiyo Izumi, Japanese sugarcane farmer, once thought to be the world's oldest man ever but now disputed (b. 1865)
  • Feb 21st Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer (b. 1895)

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Feb 24th Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician and "Father of Medicare", dies of cancer at 81

Father of Medicare Tommy Douglas
Father of Medicare
Tommy Douglas

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Feb 27th Jacques Plante, Canadian ice hockey goalie, dies of stomach cancer at 57

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante
  • Feb 28th Sven Olof Palme, Swedish PM (1969-76, 82-86), assassinated at 59
  • Feb 28th Laura Z. Hobson, American novelist (b. 1900)
  • Mar 2nd Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian, dies at 56
  • Mar 2nd Zafer Masri, mayor of Nablus, murdered
  • Mar 4th Henri Knap, Dutch journalist/writer, dies at 75
  • Mar 4th Richard Manuel, rock vocalist/pianist (Band), commits suicide at 42
  • Mar 4th Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (b. 1936)

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Mar 4th Elizabeth Smart, Canadian author (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept), dies of a heart attack at 72

  • Mar 5th Teddy Hoad, cricketer (West Indian captain 1930), dies
  • Mar 6th Adolph Caesar, actor (Club Paradise, Soldier's Story), dies

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Mar 6th Georgia O'Keeffe, American sculptor/painter (Flowers), dies at 98

Painter and Sculptor Georgia O’Keeffe
Painter and Sculptor
Georgia O’Keeffe
  • Mar 7th Jacob K Javits, (Sen-R-NY), dies in Palm Beach, Fla at 81
  • Mar 8th Hubert Fichte, writer, dies at 50
  • Mar 9th Ned Calmer, TV host (In the First Person), dies at 78
  • Mar 10th Ray Milland, Welsh actor (The Lost Weekend-Acad Award 1945), dies at 81
  • Mar 11th Sonny Terry, American bind Piedmont blues musician, dies at 74
  • Mar 13th Alvaro Fayad Delgado, Colombian guerilla leader (M-19), dies
  • Mar 14th Benno Ammann, composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 14th Edith Atwater, actress (Phyllis-Love on a Rooftop), dies at 74
  • Mar 14th Jozef Kresanek, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 14th Marlin Perkins, TV host (Wild Kingdom) at 80
  • Mar 14th Huw Wheldon, Welsh broadcaster (BBC), dies at 69
  • Mar 17th Hal Buckley, actor (John Quincy-OK Crackerby), dies at 49
  • Mar 18th Bernard Malamud, US writer (Fixer, Natural), dies at 71
  • Mar 21st August de Boodt, Belgian politician, dies at 90
  • Mar 22nd Charles Starrett, actor (Silver Streak, Jungle Bride), dies
  • Mar 22nd Mark Dinning, American singer (b. 1933)
  • Mar 24th Sarah Cunningham, actress (Nurse Andrews-Trapper John MD), dies at 67
  • Mar 26th Bartlett Robinson, actor (Wendy & Me, Mona McCluskey), dies at 73
  • Mar 27th Cass Canfield, US publisher, dies at 88
  • Mar 28th Victor J Lopez, actor (Chuey-Man From Atlantis), dies at 39
  • Mar 28th Virginia Gilmore, actress (Jennie, Western Union), dies
  • Mar 29th Harry Ritz, actor (3 Musketeers, On the Avenue), dies at 79

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Mar 30th James Cagney, actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies in NY at 86

  • Mar 30th John Ciardi, US poet/interpreter (Dante), dies at 69