What Happened in 1986

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 834

  • Jan 1 Aruba becomes independent from neighbor island Curacao

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 Barbra Streisand & Jon Peters relationship breaks up

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • Jan 1 International Peace Year begins
  • Jan 1 NYC transit fare rises from 90 cents to $1.00
  • Jan 1 Spain & Portugal are 11th & 12th to join European Economic Community
  • Jan 1 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 1 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 1 52nd Sugar Bowl: #8 Tennessee beats #2 Miami, 35-7
  • Jan 1 15th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Michigan beats #7 Nebraska, 27-23
  • Jan 1 52nd Orange Bowl: #3 Oklahoma beats #1 Penn State, 25-10
  • Jan 2 191.66 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 7 US President Reagan announces economic sanctions against Libya

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 19 Israeli Premier Shimon Peres visits Netherlands

Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres
Israeli Statesman
Shimon Peres
  • Jan 19 Spain recognizes Israel

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 20 1st federal holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr

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

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 23 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 24 43rd Golden Globes: Out of Africa, Jon Voight, & Whoopi Goldberg win

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Feb 2 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 2 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 28-24
  • Feb 2 Oscar Arias Sanchez elected president of Costa Rica
  • Feb 3 US President Ronald Reagan announces formation of commission of enquiry on Challenger Accident
  • Feb 3 OPEC fails to agree upon a petroleum production agreement after a 2 day meeting in Vienna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 3 The Pope and Mother Teresa meet in Calcutta

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 5 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 6 NJ Devil Peter McNab becomes 42nd NHLer to score 350 goals
  • Feb 7 US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 7 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 7 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 8 5' 7" Spud Webb of Atlanta Hawks wins NBA Slam Dunk Competition
  • Feb 8 US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
  • Feb 8 1984 Summer Olympics LAPD bomb squad chief Arleigh McCree, and his partner Officer Ronald Ball of the Firearms and explosives unit are killed while trying to dismantle two pipe bombs

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 410

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

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 3 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 1 Singer Diana Ross marries Norwegian businessman Arne Naess in Switz

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 12 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 26 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 26 Writer Jorge Luis Borges (86) weds author Maria Kodama (49) in Paraguay

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

HeartWedding of Interest

May 24 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 4 Legendary singer Bob Dylan (45) weds his backup singer Carolyn Dennis (32)

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • Jun 7 Air Supply guitarist Graham Russell weds Jodi Varble

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 21 The Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof (34) weds broadcaster and writer Paula Yates (27) in Las Vegas

Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist Bob Geldof
Singer-Songwriter and Political Activist
Bob Geldof

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 25 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 27 "Say Anything" director Cameron Crowe (29) weds "Heart" guitarist Nancy Wilson (32)

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

HeartWedding of Interest

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Golfer Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 19 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 20 Comedian and actor Steve Martin (41) weds actress Victoria Tennant (36)

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • Nov 28 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 17 Actor Harry Morgan (71) weds Barbara Bushman

HeartWedding of Interest

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

President of Indonesia Joko Widodo
President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo

Famous Divorces

  • Mar 7 Actor Johhny Depp and Lori Depp divorce after 2 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 378

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Father of Medicare Tommy Douglas
Father of Medicare
Tommy Douglas

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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