What Happened in 1990

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 1,004

  • Jan 1 David Dinkins sworn in as 1st African American mayor of New York City
  • Jan 1 Mitsuko Nishiwaki beats Nakano to become Japan Women wrestling champ
  • Jan 1 NYC MTA stops token redemption at subway stations
  • Jan 1 Sports News Network begins operation on cable TV
  • Jan 1 FCC implements "SYNDEX" giving independent stations more rights over cable TV outlets for exclusive syndicated programs
  • Jan 1 76th Rose Bowl: #12 Southern California beats #3 Michigan, 17-10
  • Jan 1 56th Sugar Bowl: #2 Miami beats #7 Alabama, 33-25
  • Jan 1 19th Fiesta Bowl: #5 Florida State beats #6 Nebraska, 41-17
  • Jan 1 56th Orange Bowl: #4 Notre Dame beats #1 Colorado, 21-6
  • Jan 2 Dow Jones hits record 2,800 (2,810.15)
  • Jan 2 Sting joins wrestlings 4 Horsemen (Flair, Arn Anderson, Ole Anderson)

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Jan 3 Panama's leader Gen Manuel Noriega surrenders to US authorities

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Jan 4 307 dead and 700 injured after overloaded passenger train collides with empty freight train in Pakistan
  • Jan 5 J Donald Crump appointed 8th Commissioner of CFL
  • Jan 6 NY Lotto pays $35 million to one winner (#s are 18-25-26-32-42-44)
  • Jan 7 Lynn Jennings runs world record indoor 5km indoor at 15:22.64
  • Jan 7 Tower of Pisa closed to the public after leaning too far
  • Jan 9 64th US manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) launches into orbit
  • Jan 9 Boston Celtics worst ever (6 pts in 2nd vs NJ Nets) & lose 87-78
  • Jan 9 Jim Palmer & Joe Morgan elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 9 US Supreme Court strikes down Dallas' ordinance imposing strict zoning on sexually oriented businesses
  • Jan 10 "Les Miserables," opens at Mechanic Theatre, Baltimore
  • Jan 10 China lifts martial law (imposed after Tiananmen Square massacre)
  • Jan 10 NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players
  • Jan 11 200,000 demand return of Lithuania's independence
  • Jan 11 Actor Joseph Cotton undergoes vocal cancer operation at 84
  • Jan 11 Bobby Knight becomes basketball's Big 10 winningest coach (229)

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Jan 11 Pat LaFontaine sets NY Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight

NHL Star Pat LaFontaine
NHL Star
Pat LaFontaine

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Jan 12 Civil Rights activist Rev Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst Bkln

Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton
Minister and Civil Rights Activist
Al Sharpton
  • Jan 12 Romania bans Communist party (1st Warsaw Pact member to do so)
  • Jan 13 1st elected African American Governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia)
  • Jan 14 "Simpsons" premiered on Fox-TV
  • Jan 14 11th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the events in Beijing, China
  • Jan 14 Perez de Cuellar says he has lost all hope for peace in Gulf
  • Jan 14 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 37-21
  • Jan 14 NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Los Angeles Rams 30-3

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jan 15 42 year old George Foreman KOs Gerry Cooney in 2 rounds in Atlantic City

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Jan 15 6th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Santa Barbara wins
  • Jan 15 AT&T experiences long distance problems due to a computer glitch
  • Jan 15 Blue Jay Cecil Fielder signs with Detroit as a free agent
  • Jan 15 NY Knicks Trent Tucker scores with 1/10 sec, beats Bulls, 109-106
  • Jan 16 2 Bank of Credit & Commerce members plea guilty to money laundering
  • Jan 17 5th Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Awards: Bobby Darin
  • Jan 17 Dave Stewart signs record $3,500,000 per year Oak A's contract
  • Jan 17 Who, Simon & Garfunkel, 4 Seasons, 4 Tops, Hank Ballard, Platters &
  • Jan 17 Kinks inducted into Cleveland's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
  • Jan 18 South Africa says it is reconsidering ban on African National Congress
  • Jan 18 Washington DC, Mayor Marion Barry arrested in drug enforcement sting
  • Jan 19 Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, v Australia at Adelaide
  • Jan 19 Police break up protests in Johannesburg against the cricket players defying a boycott on playing in apartheid South Africa

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 20 47th Golden Globes: Born on the Fouth of July, Tom Cruise, & Michelle Pfeiffer win

Actor Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
  • Jan 20 US 64th manned space mission STS 32 (Columbia 10) returns from space
  • Jan 20 Black January - crackdown of Azerbaijani pro-independence demonstrations by Soviet army in Baku.
  • Jan 21 41st NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 12-7 at Pittsburgh
  • Jan 21 Bob Goodenow succeeds Alan Eagleson as NHL players association exec director

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 21 John McEnroe becomes 1st ever player to be expelled from the Australian Open

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 22 17th American Music Awards: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • Jan 22 Wasim Akram scores Test century (123) at Adelaide
  • Jan 22 Will Clark, NL's MVP signs a $15M 4-year contract with SF Giants
  • Jan 22 Robert Tappan Morris, Jr. is convicted of releasing the 1988 Internet worm.

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Jan 22 President Mikhail Gorbachev sends Red Troops into the Soviet republic of Azerbaijan

General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Jan 23 Dean Jones scores twin Test tons v Pakistan at Adelaide Oval
  • Jan 24 Japanese MUSES-A (Hiten) launched towards moon
  • Jan 24 14th Commonwealth Games open in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Jan 25 Avianca Flight 52, runs out of fuel & crashes in Cove Neck NY, 73 die
  • Jan 25 Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is transferred to a Miami jail
  • Jan 25 The Burns' Day windstorm storm hits northwestern Europe.
  • Jan 25 Honduras becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • Jan 25 Around 39 people, among them children, as a storm hits England
  • Jan 26 Annular eclipse visible over Antarctica & South Atlantic
  • Jan 26 Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking African American female in a major-league front office)
  • Jan 27 6th Sundance Film Festival: "Chameleon Street" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 28 "Independent on Sunday" begins publishing in London

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Jan 28 Super Bowl XXIV: SF 49ers beat Denver Broncos, 55-10 in New Orleans Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • Jan 28 Romanian protest against Ion Iliescu government

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 28 78th Men's Australian Open: Ivan Lendl beats Stefan Edberg (4-6, 7-6, 5-2)

Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion Ivan Lendl
Tennis Player and Eight-Time Major Champion
Ivan Lendl

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 28 78th Women's Australian Open: Steffi Graf beats Mary Joe Fernandez (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jan 29 Exxon Valdez capt Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial due to oil spill
  • Jan 31 1st McDonalds in Russia opens in Moscow, world's biggest McDonalds
  • Jan 31 1st ever all-sports daily "National" begins publishing
  • Jan 31 Jushin "Thunder" Liger beats Naoki Sano to become New Japan IWGP champ
  • Jan 31 The first McDonald's in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow, USSR.

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Feb 2 South Africa's Pres FW de Klerk promises to free Nelson Mandela & legalizes ANC & 60 other political orgs

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela

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Feb 3 Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for Alcohol rehabilitation

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Feb 3 Jockey Billy Shoemaker (58), retires after 40,350 horse race
  • Feb 3 14th Commonwealth Games close in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Feb 4 10 Israeli tourists murdered near Cairo
  • Feb 4 Anders Holmertz swims world record 400 m freestyle (3:40.81)
  • Feb 4 Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45:04)
  • Feb 4 Lyudmila Narozhi-Lenko runs world record 60m hurdles indoor (7.69)
  • Feb 4 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 27-21
  • Feb 4 Pat Bradley wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic

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Feb 4 Richard Hadlee takes his 400th Test Cricket wicket (Sanjay Manjrekar)

Cricketer Richard Hadlee
Richard Hadlee
  • Feb 4 St Petersburg Pelicans beat West Palm Beach Tropics 12-4 to win 1st Senior Professional Baseball Association Championship
  • Feb 5 Notre Dame becomes 1st team to sell its game to a major network (NBC)

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Feb 6 Brett Hull becomes 1st son of NHL 50 goal scorer (Bobby) to score 50

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • Feb 6 Ground breaking begins on Baltimore Orioles' new $102 million stadium
  • Feb 6 Steve Briers of Wales recited the entire lyrics of Queen's album "A Night At The Opera" in 9 minutes & 58.44 seconds backwards!
  • Feb 7 Karachi police kill 22 anti-nationalistic demonstrators

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 138

  • Jan 4 Toni Kroos, German footballer
  • Jan 7 Liam Aiken, American actor
  • Jan 7 Elene Gedevanishvili, Georgian figure skater
  • Jan 7 Camryn Grimes, American actress
  • Jan 7 Gregor Schlierenzauer, Austrian ski jumper
  • Jan 8 Maci Wainwright, American singer
  • Jan 10 Tao Li, Singaporean Olympic swimmer
  • Jan 12 Sergey Karjakin, Ukrainian chess player
  • Jan 13 Liam Hemsworth, Australian actor (Hunger Games films), born in Melbourne
  • Jan 15 Fernando Forestieri, Italian footballer
  • Jan 15 Chris Warren Jr., American actor
  • Jan 21 Jacob Smith, American actor
  • Jan 26 Christopher Massey, American actor
  • Jan 30 Jake Thomas, American actor
  • Jan 30 Eiza Gonzalez, Mexican actress/singer
  • Feb 1 Laura Marling, British singer-songwriter
  • Feb 3 Cody Newton Gifford, son of Kathie Lee & Frank Gifford
  • Feb 3 Sean Kingston, American reggae rapper
  • Feb 4 Haruka Tomatsu, Japanese Seiyū
  • Feb 7 Steven Stamkos, Canadian ice hockey player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 8 Bethany Hamilton, Pro-surfer (Soul Surfer), born in Lihue Hawaii

Professional Surfer Bethany Hamilton
Professional Surfer
Bethany Hamilton
  • Feb 9 Camille Winbush, American actress
  • Feb 11 Princess Ayah of Jordan
  • Feb 11 Q'orianka Kilcher, actress and activist (The New World)
  • Feb 13 Olivia Allison, British synchronized swimmer
  • Feb 15 Erwin Sak, Polish footballer
  • Mar 1 Nikolas Tsattalios, Australian soccer player
  • Mar 1 Harry Eden, English actor, born in Old Harlow, Essex
  • Mar 1 Ben Tozer, English footballer
  • Mar 4 Andrea Bowen, American actress
  • Mar 7 Abigail and Brittany Hensel, American conjoined twins
  • Mar 13 Alec Medlock, American actor
  • Mar 21 Mandy Capristo, German Singer (Monrose)
  • Mar 22 Eugenie, Princess of Britain
  • Mar 23 Eugenie OF, Princess of York/daughter of prince Andrew/Sarah Ferguson
  • Mar 24 Keisha Castle-Hughes, Australian-born New Zealand actress
  • Mar 27 Scott Selwood, Australian rules footballer
  • Apr 5 Haruma Miura, Japanese Actor
  • Apr 9 Marston Glenn Hefner, son of Hugh Hefner & Kimberley Conrad

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Apr 9 Kristen Stewart, American actress (Bella Swan-The Twilight Saga), born in Los Angeles, California

  • Apr 10 Lulinha, Brazilian footballer
  • Apr 10 Alex Pettyfer, English actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 15 Emma Watson, English actress (Hermione Granger-Harry Potter Series), born in Paris, France

Actress Emma Watson
Emma Watson
  • Apr 16 Heather Fulton, American marine biologist
  • Apr 16 Lorraine Nicholson, American actress
  • Apr 17 Jonathan Brown, Welsh footballer
  • Apr 19 Kim Chiu, Filipino actress
  • Apr 23 Matthew Dillon Underwood, American actor
  • May 2 Kay Panabaker, American actor
  • May 5 Tatiana Celia Kennedy Schlossberg, daughter of Caroline, born in NYC, New York
  • May 14 Emily Samuelson, American ice dancer
  • May 15 Joe Mattock, English football player
  • May 17 Leven Rambin, American actress
  • May 24 Joey Logano, American racecar driver
  • May 26 Zenouska Mowatt, granddaughter of English princess Alexandra
  • May 27 Ekaterina Zaikina, Russian figure skater
  • May 29 Dave Morton, American guitarist
  • May 30 Dean Collins, American actor
  • May 31 Liberty Irene Kasem, daughter of Casey & Jean Kasam
  • Jun 2 Brittany Curran, American actress
  • Jun 13 Aaron Johnson, British actor
  • Jun 23 Samuel Lee, FIFA 08 World Champion
  • Jun 24 Michael Del Zotto, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Jun 27 Aselin Debison, Canadian singer
  • Jun 28 Jasmine Richards, Canadian actress
  • Jul 9 Fábio and Rafael da Silva, Brazilian footballers
  • Jul 11 Connor Paolo, American actor
  • Jul 11 Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis player
  • Jul 13 Matt Weinberg, American actor
  • Jul 19 Steven Anthony Lawrence, American actor
  • Jul 24 Evan James Springsteen, American rocker and Bruce Springsteen's son, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jul 24 Daveigh Chase, American actress
  • Jul 27 Cheyenne Kimball, American musician
  • Jul 27 Nick Hogan, American reality TV star
  • Jul 27 Indiana Evans, Australian actress
  • Jul 28 Soulja Boy, American rapper
  • Jul 28 Shana Swash, English actress
  • Jul 31 Olga Galchenko, Russian juggler
  • Aug 1 Landry Allbright, San Dimas California, American actress (Bridget Forrester-Bold & Beautiful)
  • Aug 2 Alice Connor, British actress
  • Aug 6 Jon Benet Ramsey, little beauty queen (murdered in 1996)
  • Aug 9 Adelaide Kane, Australian actress
  • Aug 12 Mario Balotelli, Italian footballer
  • Aug 14 Jaydee Bixby, Canadian singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 15 Jennifer Lawrence, American actress (Winter's Bone, Silver Linings Playbook), born in Louisville, Kentucky

  • Aug 17 Colin Bates, American actor
  • Aug 17 Rachel Hurd-Wood, British actress
  • Aug 20 Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Dutch swimmer
  • Aug 26 Lil' Chris, British singer
  • Aug 28 Bojan Krkić, Serbian-Spanish footballer
  • Aug 29 Sam Stern, British chef and author
  • Sep 2 Marcus Ericsson, Swedish Racing Driver
  • Sep 5 Jeremy Snider, US actor (Eric Jr-Bold & Beautiful)
  • Sep 5 Kim Yu-Na, Korean figure skater
  • Sep 7 Tanja Kolbe, German ice dancer
  • Sep 8 Matt Barkley, American football player
  • Sep 9 Melody Klaver, Dutch actress
  • Sep 10 Chandler Massey, actor (Days of our Lives), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 19 Saki Fukuda, Japanese actress

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Sep 20 John Tavares, Canadian ice hockey player (New York Islanders), born in Mississauga, Ontario

NHL Star John Tavares
NHL Star
John Tavares

Famous Weddings

  • Feb 2 Marina Ogilvy (daughter of Engl princess Alexandra) weds Paul Mowatt

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 5 Actor Rowan Atkinson (35) weds Sunetra Sastry in New York

Actor and Comedian Rowan Atkinson
Actor and Comedian
Rowan Atkinson
  • Apr 28 Guns & Roses' Axl marries Erin Everly (annulled same year)

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 30 Game show host Alex Trebek (49) weds real-estate mogul Jean Currivan (27) at the Regency Club in Los Angeles

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • May 5 "Crocodile Dundee" actors Paul Hogan (50) weds Linda Kozlowski (32) at their newly built $3 million mansion at Faraway Possum Creek in New South Wales, Australia

HeartWedding of Interest

May 12 Singer Patti Page (62) weds Jerry Filiciotto

Singer Patti Page
Patti Page

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 9 NHL goaltender Patrick Roy (25) weds Michele Piuze at Saint-Sacrement Church in Quebec, Canada

NHL Goalie and Coach Patrick Roy
NHL Goalie and Coach
Patrick Roy

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 1 Country singer-songwriter Hank Williams Jr (41) weds model Mary Jane Thomas at a Congregational church near his ranch in Missoula, Montana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • Jul 17 PLO-leader Jasser Arrafat marries Soha Tawil in Tunis

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 17 Record producer Berry Gordy (60) weds Grace Easton

Record Company Owner Berry Gordy
Record Company Owner
Berry Gordy

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 17 Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (56) weds Suha Tawil (27)

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 27 NBA star Patrick Ewing (27) weds Rita Williams

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • Aug 11 "General Hospital" actor Maurice Benard (27) weds Paula Smith
  • Sep 16 101 year old Sam Ackerman weds 95 year old Eva in New Rochelle NY
  • Sep 29 Brook Yeaton weds Traci Lords

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 20 US Senator Rand Paul (27) weds freelance writer Kelley Ashby

United States Senator Rand Paul
United States Senator
Rand Paul
  • Nov 23 Model Cheryl Tiegs marries actor Tony Peck

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 1 Film director John Carpenter (36) weds producer Sandy King

Horror film director John Carpenter
Horror film director
John Carpenter

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 15 Rocker Rod Stewart marries supermodel Rachel Hunter

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 15 Actress Natasha Richardson (27) weds producer Robert Fox (37)

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 15 Academy award-winning director David Lean (82) weds interior designer Sandra Cooke (51)

Film Director David Lean
Film Director
David Lean
  • Dec 29 Olympic gymnist Mary Lou Retton weds Shannon Kelley

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 3 Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (41) divorces singer/dancer Sarah Brightman (29) after almost 7 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 17 NFL coach Jimmy Johnson (26) divorces Linda Kay Cooper after 26 years of marriage

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 29 Actor Michael Keaton (38) divorces actress Caroline McWilliams (44) after 7 years of marriage

  • Apr 1 Guns & Roses' Duff divorces Mandy Brix, lead singer for Lame Flames
  • Oct 14 Jeff Goldblum & wife Geena Davis file for divorce after nearly 2 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 485

  • Jan 1 Charles Boost, Dutch film critic, dies at 82
  • Jan 1 Joe Hardstaff Jr, cricketer (23 Tests for England, 1636 runs), dies
  • Jan 1 Suzuki Sochu, Zen teacher (Rinzai line)/abbot of Ryutakuji, dies
  • Jan 1 James W. Wood, American astronaut (Dynasoar), dies at 65
  • Jan 2 Alan Hale Jr, Skipper on Gilligan's Island, dies of cancer at 71
  • Jan 2 Vladimir Alexis Ussachevsky, Manchuria composer (Creation), dies at 78
  • Jan 3 Ken Hill, actor (Cobra, Protocol), dies
  • Jan 3 Arthur Gold, American pianist, half of Gold and Fizdale duo (b. 1917)
  • Jan 4 Alberto Lleras Camargo, president of Colombia (1945-46, 58-62), dies
  • Jan 4 Robert F Adams, US, sci-fi author (Castaways in Time), dies at 57
  • Jan 4 Harold Edgerton, American electrical engineer (b. 1903)
  • Jan 4 Sir Henry Bolte, Premier of Victoria 1955-1972 (b. 1908)
  • Jan 5 Arthur Kennedy, actor (Air Force), dies of a brain tumor at 76
  • Jan 5 Bart LaRue, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 6 Hans Jaray, actor (Lydia, Fedora), dies
  • Jan 6 Ian Charleson, actor (Gandhi, Chariots of Fire), dies of AIDS at 40

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 7 Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski, football hall of famer, dies at 81

Hall of Fame American Football Player Bronko Nagurski
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Bronko Nagurski
  • Jan 7 Gail Lucas, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 7 Horace Stoneham, baseball owner (Giants), dies at 86
  • Jan 7 Joseph Robbie, lawyer/NFL owner (Miami Dolphins), dies at 73
  • Jan 8 Terry Thomas, Engl comic (Heroes), dies of Parkinson's disease at 78
  • Jan 9 Sir Edward McTiernan, Australian jurist, lawyer and politician (b. 1892)
  • Jan 9 Spud Chandler, baseball player (b. 1907)
  • Jan 10 Juliet Berto, screenwriter/actress (Bastienne Bastien), dies at 42
  • Jan 10 Yvonne Peattie Marquard, actress (Donovan's Reef), dies
  • Jan 11 Mary Jane Carr, actress (Forbidden Trail, Second Wife), dies
  • Jan 12 Laurence J Peter, author (Peter Princible), dies of a stroke at 70
  • Jan 12 Paul Amadeus Pisk, composer, dies at 96
  • Jan 14 David Arkin, actor (I Love You Alice B Toklas), dies
  • Jan 14 Mani Madhava Chakyar, Koodiyattam artist and Sanskrit scholar (b. 1899)
  • Jan 15 Gordon Jackson, actor (Hamlet), dies after a short illness at 66
  • Jan 17 Charles Hernu, French minister of Defense (1981-85), dies
  • Jan 18 Melanie Appleby, rocker (Mel & Kim), dies of liver cancer at 23
  • Jan 18 Rusty Hamer, American actor (b. 1947)
  • Jan 19 Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, indian guru, dies at 58
  • Jan 19 Herbert Wehner, German ex-communist/chairman (1958-73), dies at 83
  • Jan 19 Semprini, English musician (b. 1908)
  • Jan 20 Barbara Stanwyck, [Ruby Stevens], actress (Big Valley), dies at 82
  • Jan 20 Miloslav Istvan, composer, dies at 61
  • Jan 20 Naruhito Higashi-Kuni, Japanese PM (1945), dies
  • Jan 20 Hayedeh, Persian singer (b. 1942)
  • Jan 23 Allen Collins, guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies of pneumonia at 37
  • Jan 23 Mariano Rumor, Italy's PM (1968-70, 73-1974), dies
  • Jan 24 Madge Bellamy, American actress, dies of heart failure at 90
  • Jan 25 Alexander Lockwood, actor (Duel), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 25 Ava Gardner, actress (Barefoot Contessa), dies of pneumonia at 67

Actress Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner
  • Jan 25 Ian Dudley Hardy, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 26 FHP "Boy" Trip, Dutch minister, dies
  • Jan 26 Lewis Mumford, American historian (b. 1895)
  • Jan 26 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (b. 1914)
  • Jan 27 Helen Jerome Eddy, actress (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm), dies at 92
  • Jan 31 Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian-born imam (b. 1935)
  • Feb 2 Joel Fluellen, actor (Man Friday, Burning Cross), dies at 79
  • Feb 2 Joe Erskine, Welsh boxer (b. 1934)
  • Feb 4 Whipper Billy Watson, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1917)
  • Feb 6 Jane Novak, silent screen actress (Ghost Town), dies of stroke at 94
  • Feb 6 John Merivale, actor (Caltiki), dies
  • Feb 7 Dom Heider Camara, nonviolent/human rights Bishop of Brazil, dies
  • Feb 7 Jimmy Van Heusen, composer (Call Me Irresponsible), dies at 77
  • Feb 7 Nathan Wartels, publisher (Crown), dies at 88 of pneumonia
  • Feb 7 Alfredo M. Santos, First Four-star General of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, World War II hero (b. 1905)
  • Feb 8 Del Shannon, American rock musician and songwriter (Runaway), commits suicide at 55
  • Feb 13 Ken Lynch, actor (Paratroop Command, Legend of Tom Dooley), dies at 79
  • Feb 14 Graeme Hole, cricketer (18 Tests for Australia, 789 runs), dies
  • Feb 14 Jean Wallace, [Walasek], actress (Big Combo), dies of hemorrhage at 66
  • Feb 14 Tony Holiday, German singer
  • Feb 15 Henry Brandon, actor (Assault on Precinct 13), dies at 77
  • Feb 15 Jack Fletcher, actor (Any Wednesday), dies of heart attack at 68

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 16 Keith Haring, American graffiti artist (brilliant baby), dies of AIDS at 31

Artist & Social Activist Keith Haring
Artist & Social Activist
Keith Haring
  • Feb 17 Erik Rhodes, actor (Top Hat), dies of pneumonia at 84
  • Feb 17 Frans Kellendonk, Dutch writer (Good for Nothing), dies at 39
  • Feb 17 Marc Clement, actor (Career Opportunities, Sluggers Wife), dies
  • Feb 17 Hap Day, Canadian ice hockey player and manager (b. 1901)
  • Feb 18 Hulk, fictional character in "Death of Incredible Hulk" on NBC, dies
  • Feb 19 Michael Powell, Engl director (Life & Death of Col Blimp), dies at 84
  • Feb 22 Stephen Burns, actor (Casey's Shadow), dies
  • Feb 23 Annelien Kappeyne van de Coppello, Dutch MP (Liberal), dies at 53
  • Feb 23 James Gavin, commandant US 82nd Airborn Div (Normandy), dies at 82
  • Feb 23 Jose Napoleon Duarte, president of Salvador (1984-89), dies at 62
  • Feb 24 Johnnie Ray, singer (Cry), dies of liver failure at 61

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 24 Malcolm Forbes, CEO (Forbes Publishing), dies of a heart attack at 70

Publisher Malcolm Forbes
Malcolm Forbes
  • Feb 24 Sandro Pertini, president of Italy (1978, 85), dies at 93
  • Feb 24 Tony Conigliaro, baseball player (Red Sox), dies of pneumonia at 45
  • Feb 25 Deborra Hampton, actress (Crossroads, 2 of a Kind), dies at 30
  • Feb 26 Cornell Gunther, US musician (Coasters, Poison Ivy), dies at 53
  • Feb 26 Leslie Ames, cricketer (47 Tests, 2434 runs 8 centuries), dies
  • Feb 26 Maurine Stuart, Zen teacher (head of Cambridge Buddhist Association), dies
  • Feb 26 Scott Jarvis, musician (Great Expectationa), dies
  • Feb 27 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (b. 1903)
  • Feb 28 Colin Milburn, cricketer (9 Tests for England, 654 runs), dies
  • Feb 28 Fabia Drake, actress (Nice Girl Like Me), dies at 86
  • Feb 28 Tuppy Owen-Smith, South African cricketer (batsman v England 1929), dies
  • Mar 1 Claude Spaak, Belgian dramatist, dies
  • Mar 3 Frans Goedhart, Dutch journalist/founder (Parool), dies at 86
  • Mar 3 Gérard Blitz, Belgian waterpoloist and entrepreneur (b. 1912)
  • Mar 4 Hank Gathers, American basketball player (b. 1967)
  • Mar 5 Gary Merrill, American actor, dies of a lung cancer at 74
  • Mar 5 Gloria Carter Spann, US President Jimmy Carter's sister, dies of cancer at 63
  • Mar 7 Max Neuhaus, American percussionalist and composer (sound sculptures), dies of cancer at 50
  • Mar 10 Michael Stewart, UK Sect of State (1965-66, 68-70), dies