What Happened in 1988

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 946

  • Jan 1 Czech born tennis star Hana Mandikova becomes an Australian Citizen
  • Jan 1 Miami beats Oklahoma for college football championship
  • Jan 1 Year of the Reader begins
  • Jan 1 74th Rose Bowl: #8 Michigan State beats #16 Southern California, 20-17
  • Jan 1 54th Sugar Bowl: #4 Syracuse ties #6 Auburn, 16-16
  • Jan 1 17th Fiesta Bowl: #3 Florida State beats #5 Nebraska, 31-28
  • Jan 1 54th Orange Bowl: #2 Miami (FL) beats #1 Oklahoma, 20-14
  • Jan 2 Ashland Oil storage tank spills 3.8 million gallons, Penn

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Jan 2 Mulroney & Reagan sign Canada-US free trade agreement

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Jan 2 Right-wing guerrillas ambush a train near Mozambique's western border, killing at least 22 people and injuring 71.
  • Jan 3 Israel orders 9 Palestinian "instigators" deported from W Beirut

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 3 Margaret Thatcher becomes longest-serving British PM this century

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Jan 8 9th largest NBA crowd 38,873-Chicago at Detroit
  • Jan 8 Dow Jones down 140.58 points
  • Jan 8 Hewlett-Packard introduces HP-28S Advanced Scientific Calculator
  • Jan 8 US female Figure Skating championship won by Debi Thomas
  • Jan 9 August Wilson's "Piano Lesson" premieres in Boston
  • Jan 9 US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano
  • Jan 10 "Don't Get God Started" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 86 performances
  • Jan 11 Test debut of Phil Simmons, WI v India, Madras
  • Jan 11 USSR announces it will participate in Seoul Summer Olympics
  • Jan 11 ABC premiere of fact-based "Evil in Clear River"
  • Jan 12 Willie Stargell (Pitts Pirate), elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 13 LA Dodger/SD Padre Steve Garvey retires
  • Jan 13 Supreme Court rules (5-3) public school officials have broad powers to censor school newspapers, plays & other expressive activities
  • Jan 15 Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder makes racist remarks about black athletes
  • Jan 15 Kiran More stumps five WI batsman at Madras, world Test record
  • Jan 15 Narendra Hirwani takes 16-136 (8-61 & 8-75) v WI on Test debut
  • Jan 16 4th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Jan 16 Jimmy "the Greek" Snyder fired from CBS for racial remarks
  • Jan 16 NFL St Louis Cardinals announce move to Phoenix
  • Jan 17 "Teddy & Alice" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • Jan 17 Leslie Manigay elected president of Haiti
  • Jan 17 "The Fumble", trailing 38-31 with 1:12 left in the AFC Championship Game, the Browns' Earnest Byner fumbled at the Denver 3-yard line, sending the Broncos to their second consecutive Super Bowl appearance
  • Jan 17 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 38-33
  • Jan 17 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Minnesota Vikings 17-10
  • Jan 18 Airliner crashes in SW China, killing all 108 on board
  • Jan 19 "48 Hours" premieres on CBS-TV
  • Jan 19 Disabled writer Christopher Nolan wins the Whitbread Book of the Year prize
  • Jan 20 Andre Hoffman skates world record 1500m (1:52.06)
  • Jan 20 Arizona committee opens hearing on impeachment of Gov Evan Mecham
  • Jan 21 US accepts immigration of 30,000 US-Vietnamese children
  • Jan 22 1st-class cricket debut of Brian Lara, Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Is
  • Jan 22 1st-class cricket debut of Hansie Cronje, OFS v Transvaal

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jan 22 Mike Tyson TKOs Larry Holmes in 4 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 23 45th Golden Globes: The Last Emperor, Michael Douglas, & Sally Kirkland win

  • Jan 23 Bob Benoit bowls 1st 300-pt game in a televised title match
  • Jan 24 1st WWF Royal Rumble - Jim Duggan wins
  • Jan 24 9th ACE Cable Awards: Discovery Channel wins the Golden CableACE for "Russia: Live From the Inside"
  • Jan 24 Australia beat New Zealand 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Jan 24 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises $21 million
  • Jan 24 NBC premiere of fact based "The Murder of Mary Phagan"

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 24 76th Men's Australian Open: Mats Wilander beats Pat Cash (6-3, 6-7, 3-6, 6-1, 8-6)

Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion Mats Wilander
Tennis Player and Seven-Time Major Champion
Mats Wilander
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Pat Cash
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Pat Cash

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 24 76th Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Chris Evert (6-1, 7-6)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Legend Chris Evert
Tennis Legend
Chris Evert
  • Jan 24 4th Sundance Film Festival: "Heat and Sunlight" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 25 15th American Music Awards: Anita Baker, Paul Simon & Whitney Houston

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 George Harrison releases "When We Was Fab"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Jan 25 Longest winless streak in Toronto Maple Leaf history (15 games)
  • Jan 25 Ramsewak Shankar sworn in as President of Suriname

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 US VP George H. W. Bush & Dan Rather clash on "CBS Evening News" as Rather attempts to question Bush about his role in Iran-Contra affair

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Jan 26 "Phantom of the Opera" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 4,000+ performances
  • Jan 26 Australian 200th anniversary parade of tall ships in Sydney Harbour
  • Jan 27 Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves nomination of Judge Anthony Kennedy to US Supreme Court
  • Jan 28 "Saratina!" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 597 performances
  • Jan 28 Canada's Supreme court declares anti-abortion law unconstitutional
  • Jan 29 Canadian Ben Johnson breaks own 50-yard dash world record at 5.15
  • Jan 29 Detroit's Kirk Gibson signs a 3-year contract with Dodgers
  • Jan 29 Largest NBA crowd-Boston Celtics at Detroit (61,938)
  • Jan 29 United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36h54m15s
  • Jan 30 Hansie Cronje gets a pair in 2nd 1st-class game (OFS v N Tvl)
  • Jan 31 Barge sinks near Anacortes, WA, spills 70,000 gallons of oil
  • Jan 31 Super Bowl XXII: Wash Redskins beat Denver Broncos, 42-10 in San Diego Super Bowl MVP: Doug Williams, Washington, QB
  • Feb 2 David Boon's 6th Test Cricket century, 184* v England at Sydney
  • Feb 3 Nurses across the UK strike over pay and funding for the NHS

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 4 Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega indicted on drug charges

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Feb 4 Despite union calls to end the strike, rank-and-file seamen at major British ports refuse to return to work

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 5 1st prime-time wrestling match in 30 yrs-Andre beats Hulk Hogan

WWF Wrestler Hulk Hogan
WWF Wrestler
Hulk Hogan
  • Feb 5 Arizona House of Reps vote to impeach Republican Gov Evan Mecham
  • Feb 5 Panamanian General Manuel Noriega indicted by US federal grand jury for drug trafficking and racketeering
  • Feb 6 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • Feb 7 38th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 138-133 at Chicago
  • Feb 7 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 15-6
  • Feb 7 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
  • Feb 8 NASA launches DOD-2
  • Feb 9 39th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 6-5 (OT) at St Louis
  • Feb 9 NH begins a NCAA record 32-game losing streak at home (ends Feb 1991)
  • Feb 10 Rocky Malebane-Metsing coup in Bophuthatswana fails
  • Feb 10 3-judge panel of 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in SF strikes down Army's ban on homosexuals (later overturned by appeal)
  • Feb 11 Anthony Kennedy appointed to US Supreme Court
  • Feb 12 38th Berlin International Film Festival: "Red Sorgum" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 13 15th Winter Olympic games opens at Calgary, Canada
  • Feb 13 Christine Wachtel runs world record 800m indoor (1:56:40)
  • Feb 13 European Community plans removal of internal boundaries on Jan 1, 1992
  • Feb 13 Heike Dreschler long jumps world record indoor (7.37m)
  • Feb 13 Ronald Weigel runs unofficial world record speed walking (18:11.41)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 14 49th PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Gary Player

Golfer Gary Player
Gary Player
  • Feb 14 Alfredo Stroessner re-elected president of Paraguay
  • Feb 14 Patty Sheehan wins LPGA Sarasota Golf Classic
  • Feb 14 30th Daytona 500: Bobby Allison wins (137.531 MPH)
  • Feb 15 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 254

  • Jan 2 Jonny Evans, Northern Irish footballer
  • Jan 3 Rodrigo de la Cadena, Mexican artist and performer
  • Jan 4 Nabila Jamshed, Indian writer
  • Jan 5 Pauline, French singer
  • Jan 7 Scott Pendlebury, Australian rules footballer
  • Jan 7 Haley Bennett, American Singer and Actress
  • Jan 7 Robert Sheehan, Irish actor
  • Jan 8 Adam T. Siska, American musician
  • Jan 11 Alexandria L'Esperance, quintuplet
  • Jan 11 Danielle L'Esperance, quintuplet
  • Jan 11 Erica L'Esperance, quintuplet
  • Jan 11 Raymond L'Esperance, quintuplet
  • Jan 11 Veronica L'Esperance, quintuplet
  • Jan 12 Andrew Lawrence, American actor (Brotherly Love, Recess), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 12 Chris Casement, Irish footballer
  • Jan 12 Joseph Dundas, British TV Presenter
  • Jan 14 Jamie Altman, son of Lynda Carter & Robert Altman
  • Jan 14 Jordy [Lemoine], French singer, youngest singer (4 years) to have a #1, born in Paris
  • Jan 14 Mikalah Gordon, American singer
  • Jan 14 Jack P. Shepherd, English actor
  • Jan 16 Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer
  • Jan 18 Ronald Guglielmone Jr., American singer-songwriter
  • Jan 21 William Johansson, Swedish composer
  • Jan 22 Greg Oden, American basketball player
  • Jan 25 Tatiana Golovin, French tennis player
  • Jan 26 Mia Rose, British-Portuguese singer
  • Jan 27 Kerlon Moura Souza, Brazilian footballer
  • Jan 28 Henry Mortensen, American actor
  • Jan 29 Stephanie Gilmore, Australian professional surfer
  • Jan 30 Rob Pinkston, American actor
  • Feb 4 Eoin McDowell, Irish rugby player
  • Feb 4 Alexandros Pagalis, Greek footballer
  • Feb 4 Carly Patterson, American gymnast
  • Feb 6 Allison Holker, American dancer
  • Feb 7 Ai Kago, Japanese singer
  • Feb 7 Matthew Stafford, American college football player
  • Feb 8 Keegan Meth, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Feb 14 Ángel Di María, Argentine footballer
  • Feb 14 Asia Nitollano, American dancer, Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll winner
  • Feb 14 Eliska Sursova, American actress
  • Feb 14 Quentin Mosimann, Swiss singer, winner of Star Academy France 7
  • Feb 15 Hironori Kusano, Japanese Idol
  • Feb 16 Denílson Pereira Neves, Brazilian footballer
  • Feb 17 Natascha Kampusch, Austrian kidnapping victim
  • Feb 18 Maiara Walsh, American actress
  • Feb 18 Shane Lyons, actor and private chef

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 20 Rihanna, Barbadian singer

Singer Rihanna
  • Feb 22 Kevin Borlée, Belgian athlete
  • Feb 22 Przemysław Kazimierczak, Polish footballer
  • Feb 28 Markéta Irglová, Czech songwriter and actress
  • Feb 29 Scott Golbourne, English footballer
  • Mar 1 Katija Pevec, American actress
  • Mar 2 Keith Jack, British singer and actor
  • Mar 2 Matthew Mitcham, Australian diver
  • Mar 2 Nadine Samonte, Filipino actress
  • Mar 5 Trevor Carson, Northern Irish footballer
  • Mar 5 Bjarni Viðarsson, Icelandic footballer
  • Mar 8 Armanti Edwards, American college football player
  • Mar 10 Ivan Rakitić, Croatian Footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 14 Stephen Curry, American basketball player and NBA star (Golden State Warriors), born in Akron, Ohio

Basketball Superstar Stephen Curry
Basketball Superstar
Stephen Curry
  • Mar 15 Ever Guzman, Mexican footballer
  • Mar 21 Lee Cattermole, English footballer
  • Mar 22 Tania Raymonde, American actress
  • Mar 24 Ryan Higgins, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • Mar 27 Kerri Ann Darling, actress (Alli Fowler-Another World)
  • Mar 27 Brenda Song, American actress
  • Mar 28 Lacey Turner, British soap actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 30 Richard Sherman, NFL cornerback, born in Compton, California

NFL Cornerback Richard Sherman
NFL Cornerback
Richard Sherman
  • Mar 31 Hogan Ephraim, English Footballer
  • Apr 1 Courtney McCool, American gymnast
  • Apr 1 Brook Lopez, American basketball player
  • Apr 1 Robin Lopez, American basketball player
  • Apr 3 Tim Krul, Dutch footballer
  • Apr 3 Peter Hartley, English footballer
  • Apr 4 Frank Fielding, English footballer
  • Apr 6 Mike Bailey, English actor
  • Apr 6 Fabrice Muamba, Anglo-Congolese footballer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 10 Haley Joel Osment, actor ("Sixth Sense"), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Apr 13 Anderson Luís de Abreu Oliveira, Brazilian footballer
  • Apr 21 Pedro Mosquera, Spanish footballer
  • Apr 21 Robbie Amell, Canadian actor (Tomorrow People), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Apr 23 Victor Anichebe, Nigerian footballer
  • Apr 24 Michael Tylo, son of US actor/actress Michael Tylo/Deborah Hunter
  • Apr 25 James Sheppard, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Apr 25 Sara Paxton, American actress ( Darcy's Wild Life), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Apr 29 Younha, Korean pop singer
  • Apr 30 Molloko, SD Zoo, 1st California condor chick conceived in captivity
  • May 1 Graeme Owens, English footballer
  • May 2 Lara Liang, Taiwanese-American Singer
  • May 5 Jessica Dubroff, American aviator (d. 1996)
  • May 5 Brooke Hogan, American singer
  • May 5 Skye Sweetnam, Canadian singer and songwriter

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 5 Adele [Adele Laurie Blue Adkins], English singer (Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You), born in Tottenham, London,

Singer-songwriter Adele
  • May 7 Natalie Mejia, member of the American R&B/Pop group Girlicious
  • May 9 Skye Regan, Canadian Actress and Writer
  • May 9 John Ryan Fitzpatrick, Canadian race truck driver
  • May 12 Marcelo, Brazilian footballer
  • May 17 Nikki Reed, American actress
  • May 18 Ryan Cooley, Canadian television actor
  • May 19 Lily Cole, English model/actress

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 1 Actor Michael Biehn (31) weds film producer Gina Marsh

  • Jan 9 English earl of St Andrews marries Sylvana Tomaselli

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 17 Publisher Bob Guccione (57) weds actress Katherine Keeton (48)

Publisher Bob Guccione
Bob Guccione

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 7 Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • Feb 14 General hospital TV star Jackie Zeman marries Glenn Gorden

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 14 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (58) weds Lois Driggs Cannon

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 21 Actor Dudley Moore (53) weds actress Brogan Lane at the Little Chapel of the West in Las Vegas

Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician Dudley Moore
Actor, Comedian and Jazz Musician
Dudley Moore

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 24 Musician Mick Fleetwood (40) weds model Sara Recor

Musician Mick Fleetwood
Mick Fleetwood
  • Apr 29 "60 Minutes" newscaster Diane Sawyer weds Mike Nichols
  • Apr 29 Burt Reynolds & Loni Anderson marry

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 30 Actor Tom Hanks (31) weds actress Rita Wilson (31)

Actor Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
  • May 21 Actress Jane Powell weds actor actor Dickie Moore
  • May 28 Actress Genie Francis (General Hospital) weds actor Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek TNG)

HeartWedding of Interest

May 28 Journalist Harry Reasoner (65) weds Lois Harriett Weber

Journalist Harry Reasoner
Harry Reasoner

HeartWedding of Interest

May 28 Senator Bernie Sanders (46) weds social worker Jane O'Meara

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • Jun 19 Danny Spitz, heavy metal artist (Anthrax), weds Valerie
  • Jul 9 "Facts of Life," Lisa Whelchel weds Steve Cauble

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 16 "Back To The Future" actor Michael J. Fox (27) weds "Family Ties" actress Tracy Pollan (28) at West Mountain Inn in Arlington, Vermont

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 17 NHL ice hockey star player Wayne Gretzky (27) weds actress Janet Jones (27) at St. Joseph's Basilica in Edmonton, Canada

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Jul 30 James Ogilvy (under Engl princess Alexandra) marries Julia Rawlinson

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 12 Country singer John Denver (44) weds actress Cassandra Delaney

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 13 Musician Robert Smith (29) weds Mary Poole in UK

Musician Robert Smith
Robert Smith
  • Aug 30 Tennis star Chris Everett weds skier Andy Mills
  • Sep 4 Actor Kevin Bacon marries actress Kyra Sedgwick

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 25 Actor Paul Gross (29) weds actress Martha Burns

Actor and Director Paul Gross
Actor and Director
Paul Gross
  • Oct 1 Robert Englund, actor who plays Freddie Kruger weds Nancy Booth

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 3 "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (20) weds musician Danny Keough (23) at the Church of Scientology

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
  • Nov 1 US Actors Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis marry in Las Vegas
  • Nov 19 LA Law's Corbin Bernsen marries actress Amanda Pays

Famous Divorces

  • Jun 17 Bruce Springsteen separates from Juliette Phillips

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 25 Heiress Julia Stimson Thorne (43) divorces politician John Kerry (44) after 18 years of marriage

United States Secretary of State John Kerry
United States Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • Aug 30 Julianne Philips files for divorce from Bruce Springsteen

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 7 Robin Givens files for divorce after 8-month marriage to Mike Tyson

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 6 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (37) divorces Valerie Velardi after 10 years of marriage

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 352

  • Jan 1 Leo Steiner, NY Carnegie Deli's owner, dies
  • Jan 3 Gaston Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium (1949, 1958-61, 1968-72), dies at 82
  • Jan 3 William Cagney, actor (Torrid Zone), dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Jan 3 Rose Ausländer, German poet (b. 1901)
  • Jan 3 Joie Chitwood, American racedriver & Daredevil (b. 1912)
  • Jan 4 Lily Laskine, French harpist (b. 1893)
  • Jan 5 "Pistol Pete" Mavarich, NBAer (Atlanta), dies of a heart attack at 40

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 5 Pete Maravich, American basketball player, dies of heart failure at 40

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • Jan 6 Brent Collins, soap actor (Another World), dies of heart attack at 46
  • Jan 7 Trevor Howard, actor (Ryan's Daughter), dies of bronchitis at 71
  • Jan 7 Michel Auclair, French actor (b. 1922)
  • Jan 8 Frank Pace Jr, US Secretary of Army (1950-53), dies at 76
  • Jan 11 Gregory (Pappy) Boyington, ace WW II pilot, dies at 75 of cancer
  • Jan 11 Isidor Isaac Rabi, nuclear physicist (Nobel Prize-1944), dies at 89
  • Jan 11 Florence Knapp, American, one-time oldest person in the world (b. 1873)
  • Jan 12 Connie Mulder, South African politician (b. 1925)
  • Jan 13 Chiang Ching-huo, president of Taiwan (1978-88), dies at 69
  • Jan 14 Georgy M Malenkov, PM of USSR (1953-55), dies at 86

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 15 Sean MacBride, Ireland, commander of Irish Republican Army, dies at 83

Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA Seán MacBride
Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA
Seán MacBride
  • Jan 16 Andrija Artuković, Croatian war criminal (b. 1899)
  • Jan 19 Ballard Berkeley, actor (East meets West), dies at 83
  • Jan 20 Philippe de Rothschild, Bordeaux Vineyard manager, dies in Paris at 86
  • Jan 20 Dora Stratou, Greek choreographer and folklorist (b. 1903)
  • Jan 21 Abraham Sofaer, actor (Naked Jungle, Elephant Walk), dies
  • Jan 22 Georgi M Malenkov, Russian premier (1953-55), dies at 86
  • Jan 22 Parker Fennelly, actor (Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm), dies at 96
  • Jan 23 Dan Daniel, politician (Rep-D-VA, 1969-88), dies at 73
  • Jan 24 Charles Glenn King, biochemist (discovered vitamin C), dies at 91
  • Jan 24 Werner Fenchel, German mathematician (b. 1905)
  • Jan 25 Colleen Moore, actress (These Girls Won't Talk), dies at 87
  • Jan 27 Massa Makan Diabaté, Malian author (b. 1938)
  • Jan 28 Klaus Fuchs, German physicist (b. 1911)
  • Jan 29 Bantcho Bantchevsky, US opera singer, commits suicide
  • Jan 29 James R Killian Jr, MIT pres (1948-59), dies at 83
  • Jan 29 Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 46
  • Jan 30 Cornelia D "Corry" Spark, Dutch cabaret performer, dies at 85
  • Feb 1 Heather O'Rourke, (Poltergeist) star, dies of intestinal ailment at 12
  • Feb 1 Reinder Zwolsman, Dutch businessman, dies at 75
  • Feb 2 Clive Epstein, brother of Brian Epstein, dies at 51
  • Feb 2 G Mennen Williams, Supreme Court justice, dies at 76 in Detroit
  • Feb 6 Lee Goodman, actor (Imitation of Life), dies of TB at 64
  • Feb 6 Marghanita Laski, English author (Victorian chaise-lounge), dies
  • Feb 6 Nuno Oliveira, Bass Player (b. 1925)
  • Feb 7 Lin[wood V] Carter, US, sci-fi writer (Lost World of Time), dies at 57
  • Feb 8 Allan Cuthbertson, actor (Running Man, 7th Dawn), dies at 67
  • Feb 14 Frederick Loewe, US composer (My Fair Lady), dies at 84
  • Feb 15 Frederick [Fritz] Loewe, composer, dies
  • Feb 15 Gardiner Means, US economist, dies at 91
  • Feb 15 Gerard Holt, architect, dies at 83
  • Feb 15 Neil R[onald] Jones, sf writer (Space War, Twin Worlds), dies at 78
  • Feb 15 Richard P Feynman, physicist (Nobel 1965, Physical Law), dies at 69
  • Feb 16 Jean Carignan, French Canadian fiddler (b. 1916)
  • Feb 19 André Frédéric Cournand, French-born physician, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
  • Feb 24 Irwan Chanin, US theater builder, dies at 96
  • Feb 24 Memphis Slim, [John Len Chatman] American blues musician ("Every Day I Have the Blues"), dies at 72
  • Feb 25 Amapola Del Vando, actress (Cowboy), dies at 78
  • Feb 28 Mikha`il Na'imah, Lebanese playwright, dies at 99
  • Mar 1 Jean Le Poulain, actor (Divine), dies at 63
  • Mar 1 Joe Besser, comedian (3's Stooges, Abbott & Costello), dies at 80
  • Mar 3 Lois Wilson, actress (Crash, Deluge, Bright Eyes), dies
  • Mar 3 Sewall Wright, US geneticist (evolution model), dies at 98
  • Mar 5 Alberto Olmedo, Argentine comedian (b. 1933)
  • Mar 6 Konstantin Iliev, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 7 Divine, [Harris Milstead], female impersonator (Pink Flamingos), dies
  • Mar 7 Robert Livingston, actor (The Lone Ranger), dies at 83 of emphysema
  • Mar 8 Werner Hartmann, German physicist (b. 1912)
  • Mar 8 Henryk Szeryng, Polish-born violinist (b. 1918)
  • Mar 9 Kurt Georg Kiesinger, West German chancellor (1966-69), dies at 83

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 10 Andy Gibb, singer, dies of heart infection at 30

Singer and TV Host Andy Gibb
Singer and TV Host
Andy Gibb
  • Mar 10 Glenn Cunningham, US world record miler, dies at 78
  • Mar 10 William Brocklesby Wordsworth, composer, dies at 79
  • Mar 11 Pham Hung, premier of Vietnam, dies at about 74
  • Mar 12 Billie Rhodes, American silent film actress, dies at 93
  • Mar 12 William Camp, dies at 74
  • Mar 13 Olive Carey, actress (Affairs With a Stranger), dies at 92


Mar 15 Dmitri Polyakov, Soviet Major General and spy for the CIA, executed at 66

Soviet General and Cold War Spy Dmitri Polyakov
Soviet General and Cold War Spy
Dmitri Polyakov
  • Mar 16 Dorothy Adams Foulger, actress (Laura, Devil Commands), dies at 88
  • Mar 17 Reg Sinfield, cricketer (one Test for England v Australia 1938), dies
  • Mar 17 Nikolas Asimos, Greek counter-culture composer and singer (b. 1949)
  • Mar 20 Gil Evans, Canadian/US jazz composer (Out of the Cool), dies at 75
  • Mar 27 Jan van den Weghe, Flemish writer, dies at about 67
  • Mar 29 Ted Kluszewski, American baseball player (b. 1924)
  • Mar 30 Edgar Faure, French politician (b. 1908)
  • Mar 31 Talib Rasul Hakim, composer, dies at 48
  • Mar 31 William McMahon, 20th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1908)
  • Apr 1 Jim Jordan, actor (Fibber McGee), dies from a blod clot at 91
  • Apr 1 Marius W Holtrop, economist/president (Netherlands Bank), dies at 85
  • Apr 3 Milton A Caniff, US cartoonist (Terry & the Pirates), dies at 81
  • Apr 5 Alf Kjellin, Swedish actor/director (Juggler), dies
  • Apr 7 Cesar Bresgen, Austrian composer/organist, dies at 74
  • Apr 9 Brook Benton, singer (Just a Matter of Time), dies at 56 of meningitis
  • Apr 9 Dave Prater, rocker (Sam & Dave), dies in a car crash at 50
  • Apr 10 Cliff Gladwin, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49), dies
  • Apr 11 Jeff Donnell, actor (Hoedown, 9 Girls), dies at 66 of a heart attack
  • Apr 12 Alan Stewart Paton, writer, dies
  • Apr 14 Herbert Reynolds Inch, composer, dies at 83
  • Apr 14 Johan Franco, composer, dies at 79
  • Apr 14 John Stonehouse, British politician (b. 1925)
  • Apr 15 Hendrikus G "Han" Hoekstra, Dutch poet (Zandloper), dies at 81
  • Apr 15 Kenneth Williams, dies at 61