What Happened in 1991

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 1,090

  • Jan 1st 5% sales tax on consumer goods & services goes into effect in USSR
  • Jan 1st Iraq rejects peace proposal from Egyptian Pres Hosi Mubarak
  • Jan 1st Les Miserables opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide
  • Jan 1st 77th Rose Bowl: #8 Washington beats #17 Iowa, 46-34
  • Jan 1st 57th Sugar Bowl: #6 Tennessee beats Virginia, 23-22
  • Jan 1st 20th Fiesta Bowl: #18 Louisville beats #25 Alabama, 34-7
  • Jan 1st 57th Orange Bowl: #1 Colorado beats #5 Notre Dame, 10-9
  • Jan 2nd Colorado wins its 1st AP national title poll
  • Jan 3rd Israel reopens consulate in USSR after 23 years
  • Jan 3rd LA King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against NY Islanders
  • Jan 3rd 8 Iraqi embassy officials are expelled from the UK
  • Jan 4th AT&T workers in Newark accidentally snap a cable
  • Jan 4th Fu Mingxia, 12, of China wins World Swimming Championships gold medal
  • Jan 4th Iraq agrees to send Aziz to Geneva to meet Baker on Jan 9th
  • Jan 4th Jan Krzystof Bielecki becomes premier of Poland
  • Jan 5th "Oh, Kay!" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • Jan 5th Edwin Jongejans of Netherlands wins 1-metre springboard diving title
  • Jan 5th Kevin Bradshaw of US Intl scores NCAA Div 1 record 72 pts
  • Jan 6th "Gypsy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 477 performances
  • Jan 6th "Real Life With Jane Pauley" premieres on NBC-TV
  • Jan 6th Jorge Serrano Elias elected president of Guatemala
  • Jan 6th Qian Hong swims female world record 50m butterfly (27.30 sec)
  • Jan 7th "Nia Peeples Party Machine" premieres on TV

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Jan 7th Saddam Hussein prepares his troops for what he says will be a long violent war against the US

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • Jan 8th "Davis Rules" with Jonathan Winters & Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV
  • Jan 8th Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins & Rod Carew elected to Hall of Fame
  • Jan 8th Rod Carew is 22nd player elected to Hall of Fame on 1st try
  • Jan 8th Tamas Darnyi swims world record 400m medley (4:12.36)
  • Jan 9th Baker & Aziz meet in Geneva; talks fail to defuse gulf crisis

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 9th Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • Jan 9th Dean Smith of NC is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games
  • Jan 10th Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans
  • Jan 10th US Congress begins debate on Persian Gulf crisis
  • Jan 11th Congress empowers Bush to order attack on Iraq
  • Jan 11th Ric Flair wins NWA/WCW wrestling title
  • Jan 11th Soviets storm buildings in Vilnius to block Lithuania independence
  • Jan 11th Ben Johnson 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finished 2nd
  • Jan 12th Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Womens Basketball game (11,520)
  • Jan 12th Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 m butterfly (1:55.69)

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Jan 12th US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq

US President George H. W. Bush
US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Jan 13th 12th ACE Cable Awards: Weather Channel wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the hurricane "Hugo"
  • Jan 13th 42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jan 13th Phil Mickelson wins PGA Northern Telecom Golf Open
  • Jan 13th Pres Mario Soares of Portugal re-elected
  • Jan 13th Soccer stadium riot in Orkney, South Africa, at least 40 die
  • Jan 13th UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar meets with Saddam
  • Jan 13th Soviet troops continue attack on Vilnius, capital of Lithuania; 13 people killed and 140 injured as
  • Jan 14th "Barbara DeAngelis Show" premieres on CBS-TV
  • Jan 14th Jorge Serrano Elias sworn in as president of Guatemala
  • Jan 14th Tyne Daly arrested for drunk driving in Van Nuys, Calif
  • Jan 14th Valentin Pavlov become new premier of USSR
  • Jan 15th Australia beat NZ 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Jan 15th UN's deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait (they don't)

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Jan 15th Elizabeth II signs letters patent that allows Australia to institute its own Victoria Cross, the first Commonwealth realm to do so

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II
  • Jan 16th 7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Jan 16th US & 27 allies attack Iraq for occupying Kuwait (US time)
  • Jan 17th Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles on Israel
  • Jan 17th Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title
  • Jan 17th Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V.
  • Jan 17th Operation Desert Storm begins against Saddam Hussein
  • Jan 18th Iraq launches SCUD missiles against Israel

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Jan 18th US acknowledges CIA & US Army paid Noriega $320,000 over his career

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Jan 18th WLAF's NY Knights become NY-NJ Knights

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Jan 18th Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy's Omar Camporese in 5 hours & 11 mins

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player Omar Camporese
Tennis Player
Omar Camporese
  • Jan 18th Eastern Air Lines goes out of business after 62 years, citing financial problems.
  • Jan 19th 42nd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 11-5 at Chicago

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 19th 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves, Jeremy Irons, & Kathy Bates wins

  • Jan 19th Eastern Airlines shuts down operation
  • Jan 19th Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title
  • Jan 19th Sgt Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt
  • Jan 20th "Black & Blue" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 829 performances
  • Jan 20th "Les Miserables" opens at Pantages Theatre, LA
  • Jan 20th "Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC or 45 performances
  • Jan 20th "Shogun - The Musical" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Jan 20th 13th UCP Telethon
  • Jan 20th Buffalo Bills beat LA Raiders 51-3 for AFC title
  • Jan 20th Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
  • Jan 20th US Patriot missiles begins shooting down Iraqi missiles
  • Jan 20th Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south.
  • Jan 20th AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Los Angeles Raiders 51-3
  • Jan 20th NFC Championship Game: New York Giants with a field goal by Matt Barr's with no time left beat San Francisco 49ers 15-13
  • Jan 21st CBS News correspondant Bob Simon captured by Iraqis in Persian Gulf
  • Jan 22nd Gulf War. Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks.
  • Jan 22nd Kuwaiti oil facilities are destroyed by Iraqi forces
  • Jan 23rd World's largest oil spill, caused by embattled Iraqi forces in Kuwait
  • Jan 24th "Les Miserables" opens at Theatre St Denis, Montreal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25th Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49)

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull
  • Jan 25th Manuel Noriega is given access to assets frozen by US government
  • Jan 25th Mark Waugh scores ton in 1st Test Cricket innings, v England Adelaide
  • Jan 25th Soap opera "Generation's" last episode after a 2½ year run
  • Jan 26th "Few Good Men" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 497 performances
  • Jan 26th Alfaro Vive guerrilla group of Ecuador gives arms to Catholic church
  • Jan 26th Houston guard Vernon Maxwell is 4th NBAer to score 30 pts in a quarter
  • Jan 26th Jan Stenerud becomes 1st pure placekicker to make NFL Hall of Fame
  • Jan 26th NY Lotto pays $90 million to nine winner (#s are 5-15-30-35-46-50)
  • Jan 27th Dutch Pacifist Socialistic Party disbands
  • Jan 27th Nadine Strossen is 1st female president of the ACLU
  • Jan 27th Super Bowl XXV: NY Giants beat Buffalo Bills, 20-19 in Tampa Super Bowl MVP: Ottis Anderson, NY Giants, RB ("Wide Right"
  • Jan 27th 79th Men's Australian Open: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (1-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 27th 79th Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Jana Novotna (5-7, 6-3, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Jana Novotna
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Jana Novotna

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1st Kathleen Herles, American voice actor
  • Jan 4th Olivia Tennet, New Zealand actress
  • Jan 6th Nikola Saric, Danish footballer
  • Jan 7th Max Morrow, Canadian actor
  • Jan 8th Asuka Hinoi, Japanese singer
  • Jan 19th Erin Sanders, American child actress
  • Jan 29th Hugh Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor, Son of the Duke of Westminster
  • Jan 30th Matthew Werkmeister, Australian actor
  • Feb 7th Rachel Sibner, American actress
  • Feb 10th Emma Roberts, American actress
  • Feb 12th Faisal ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, prince of Bahrain (d. 2006)
  • Feb 15th Nicholas Garland, son of Pamela Sue Martin

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 17th Bonnie Wright, British actress (Ginny Weasley in "Harry Potter" franchise), born in London, England

Actress Bonnie Wright
Actress
Bonnie Wright
  • Feb 17th Edward (Ed) Sheeran, Halifax England, singer-songwriter
  • Feb 27th Azeem Rafiq, Yorkshire CCC & English U15 captain
  • Feb 28th Sarah Bolger, Irish actress
  • Mar 4th Diandra Newlin, American actress, singer, and fashion model
  • Mar 8th Devon Werkheiser, American actor
  • Mar 15th Kie Kitano, Japanese actress
  • Mar 16th Wolfgang Van Halen, son of Eddie Van Halan & Valerie Bertinelli
  • Mar 28th Amy Bruckner, American actress

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Apr 4th Jamie Lynn Spears, American actress (Zoey 101), born in McComb, Mississippi

  • Apr 10th Amanda Michalka, American actress/singer
  • Apr 13th Dylan Francis Penn, daughter of Sean Penn & Robin Wright, born in Los Angeles, California
  • May 1st Creagen Dow, American actor
  • May 10th Emily McEnroe, daughter of Tatum O'Neal & John McEnroe
  • May 19th Jordan Pruitt, American singer
  • May 21st Sarah Ramos, American actress
  • May 24th Erika Umeda, Japanese singer
  • May 26th Julianna Rose Mauriello, American actress
  • May 29th Kristen Alderson, American actress
  • Jun 10th James Cleveland McFadden-Talbot, son of Gates McFaden (Star Trek NG)
  • Jun 18th Willa Holland, American actress
  • Jun 19th Pontus Ekhem, Swedish hockey player
  • Jun 27th Madylin Sweeten, American actress
  • Jun 30th Kaho, Japanese actress
  • Jul 5th Jason Dolley, American actor
  • Jul 9th Mitchel Musso, American actor
  • Jul 9th Spencer Elden, Baby/Model on Nirvana (band)'s Nevermind album
  • Jul 12th Erik Per Sullivan, American actor
  • Jul 16th Randall Bentley, American actor
  • Jul 18th Karina Pasian, American singer and pianist
  • Jul 20th Scout Larue Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis & Demi Moore
  • Jul 20th William Tomlin, British actor
  • Jul 29th Miki Ishikawa, American actress
  • Aug 2nd Gabriel Anthony Cohen, son of journalists Meredith Viera & Richard Cohen
  • Aug 9th Hansika Motwani, Indian actress
  • Aug 16th Evanna Lynch, Irish actress
  • Aug 16th Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Canadian actress
  • Aug 20th Marko Đoković, Serbian tennis player
  • Aug 28th Kyle Massey, American actor
  • Aug 28th Sarah Jane Santos, Filipino singer
  • Sep 4th Carter Jenkins, American actor
  • Sep 5th Skandar Keynes, English actor
  • Sep 17th Jordan McCoy, American entertainer
  • Sep 19th Demelza Reveley, Australian model
  • Sep 20th Spencer Locke, American actress
  • Sep 21st Jordan Hasay, American track and field athlete
  • Sep 27th Adam Chicksen, English Football Player
  • Oct 2nd Beau Grayson, son of country singer Tanya Tucker
  • Oct 10th Gabriella Cilmi, Australian singer
  • Oct 10th Mariana Espósito, Argentine actress, singer and model
  • Oct 11th Chauncey Matthews, American Juniors singer
  • Oct 15th Owen Joseph Kline, son of Phoebe Cates & Kevin Kline
  • Oct 18th Tyler Posey, American actor
  • Oct 23rd Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan
  • Oct 31st Jordan-Claire Green, American actress
  • Nov 10th Inseong Cho, South Korean actor
  • Nov 11th Christa B. Allen, American actress
  • Nov 15th Shailene Woodley, American Actress
  • Nov 23rd Anurag Kashyap, 2005 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion
  • Nov 27th Nur Atikah Nabilah, Singaporean Gymnast
  • Dec 12th Daniel Magder, Canadian actor
  • Dec 13th Jay Greenberg, American composer
  • Dec 15th Eunice Cho, American actress
  • Dec 19th Declan Galbraith, English singer
  • Dec 24th Louis Tomlinson, Doncaster South Yorkshire, British pop singer (One Direction)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 9th Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (42) weds equestrian Madeleine Gurdon (28) in Westminster, London

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 14th Actress Meg Ryan (29) weds actor Dennis Quaid (37)

Actress Meg Ryan
Actress
Meg Ryan

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 15th Baseball superstar George Brett (37) weds Leslie Davenport in Manhattan Beach, California

MLB Third Baseman George Brett
MLB Third Baseman
George Brett

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 22nd Actor Bill Bixby (57) weds Laura Michael (32)

Actor Bill Bixby
Actor
Bill Bixby

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 18th Apple computer head Steve Jobs weds Laurene Powell

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • May 1st Actor Robert Duvall weds Sharon Brophy
  • May 3rd Andy Williams weds Debbie Hass
  • May 31st Oldest bride - Minnie Munro, 102, weds Dudley Reid, 83, in Australia
  • Jun 7th Singer Jimmy Osmond weds Michelle Larson
  • Jun 9th Bruce Springsteen weds his backup singer Patty Scialfa
  • Jun 21st Eleanor Mondale marries Greg "Thunder" Malban (Minn DJ)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 28th Explorer Jacques Cousteau (81) weds Francine Triplet in Paris

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 6th Folk singer Mary Travers (54) weds restaurateur Ethan Robbins

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • Jul 8th "Sanford and Son" actor-comedian Redd Foxx (68) weds Ka Ho Cho at The Little Church of the West in Las Vegas
  • Jul 20th Kirk Cameron marries Growing Pains co-star Chelsea Noble in upstate NY
  • Jul 27th Rocker Jani Lane, (Warrant-Cherry Pie) marries model Bobbie Brown
  • Aug 14th Comedian Jackie Mason marries his manager Jyll Rosenfeld (37)
  • Aug 31st Musician Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) weds Gertie Filip
  • Sep 5th Actor John Travolta weds actress Kelly Preston
  • Sep 7th US actor Harry Hamlin weds actress Nicollette Sheridan

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 15th NBA star Magic Johnson marries Earletha "Cookie" Kelly

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 16th Country singer Willie Nelson (58) weds Annie D'Angelo in Nashville, Tennessee

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • Sep 22nd American Jewish playwright and screenwriter David Mamet marries 2nd wife, English actress Rebecca Pidgeon

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 29th Actress Kate Jackson (42) weds ski-lodge entrepreneur Tom Hart in Brentwood

Actress Kate Jackson
Actress
Kate Jackson
  • Oct 5th Actor Ted Shackelford (Knots Landing) weds Annett Wolf

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 6th Actress Elizabeth Taylor (59) weds for 8th time to construction worker Larry Fortensky (39)

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 12th Steven Spielberg weds Kate Capshaw

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 19th Filmmaker Michael Moore (37) weds movie producer Kathleen Glynn (32)

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore
  • Oct 20th Actress Lisa Hartman weds country singer Clint Black
  • Oct 27th "Thompson Twins" singer Tom Bailey weds Alannah Currie at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
  • Oct 30th Singer Clint Black (34) weds actress Lisa Hartman (29)

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 25th Author Douglas Adams (39) weds Jane Belson

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 12th Actor Richard Gere (42) weds supermodel Cindy Crawford (25) in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 16th NBA center David Robinson (26) weds Valerie Hoggatt at a Baptist church ceremony in San Antonio, Texas

NBA Center David Robinson
NBA Center
David Robinson

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 21st Actress Jane Fonda (55) weds CNN founder Ted Turner at the groom's home in north Florida

Actress Jane Fonda
Actress
Jane Fonda

Famous Divorces

  • Apr 25th Designer Mary McFadden (52) announces divorce of Kohie Yohannan (23)
  • Jun 1st Roseanne Arnold & Tom Arnold wed again, they divorced later

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 5th Director Martin Scorsese (48) divorces producer Barbara De Fina (41) after 6 years of marriage

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 611

  • Jan 1st Charles B Timmer, Dutch writer (Russia Black on White), dies at 83
  • Jan 1st Yvonne Waegemans, Flemish author (Gnome Patjoepelke), dies at 81
  • Jan 2nd Renato Rascel, actor (7 Hills of Rome), dies of heart failure at 78
  • Jan 4th Berry Kroeger, actor (Demon Seed), dies of kidney failure at 78
  • Jan 4th Harry Krimer, actor (Napoleon), committed suicide at 94
  • Jan 4th Leo N Wright, US saxophonist (I Left My Heart in SF), dies at 57
  • Jan 5th John Eckhardt, actor born without legs (Freaks), dies at 82
  • Jan 5th Marie Madeline Sullivan, actress (Elvira Mistress of Dark), dies at 80
  • Jan 5th Vasko Popa, Serbian WW II-partisan/poet (Sporedno Nebo), dies at 68
  • Jan 6th Ada Moore, entertainer, dies of cancer at 64
  • Jan 7th Joe Hicks, baseball coach, dies of cancer at 64
  • Jan 8th Steve Clark, guitarist (Def Leppard-Hysteria), dies at 30
  • Jan 10th Dimitris Myrat, dies of cancer at 62
  • Jan 11th Jason Christmas, dies of gunshot wound during robbery in NY at 49

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 11th Carl David Anderson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, dies at 85

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson
  • Jan 12th Keye Luke, actor (Charlie Chan's No 1 Son), dies after a stroke at 86
  • Jan 12th Vasco Pratolini, Italy, writer (Ragazze di San Frediano), dies at 77
  • Jan 14th Sallah Kharaf, [Abu Iyad], co-founder (Al-Fatah), assassinated
  • Jan 14th Gordon Bryant, Australian politician (b. 1914)
  • Jan 17th Olav AFEC van Sleeswijk-Holstein-S-G V, king of Norway (1957), dies
  • Jan 18th Hamilton Fish, congressman (NY), dies at 102
  • Jan 18th Lillian Bond, actress (Air Mail, Pick-up, Blond Cheat), dies at 83
  • Jan 18th Nita Krebs, actor (Munchkin-Wizard of Oz), dies of heart attack at 85
  • Jan 19th Don Beddoe, actor (Bullwhip, Loophole, Texas), dies at 87
  • Jan 19th Glenn Langan, actor (Big Chase, Jungle Heat, Rapture), dies at 73
  • Jan 19th John Russell, actor/writer (Apache Uprising, Yellow Sky), dies at 70
  • Jan 19th Marcel Chaput, Quebec politician (b. 1918)
  • Jan 20th Bill Riordon, US tennis promotor (Jimmy Connors), dies
  • Jan 20th Louis Seigner, actor (Eclipse, Special Section), dies in a fire at 87
  • Jan 21st Frank Mitchell, actor (Music is Magic, Prairie Gunsmoke), dies
  • Jan 21st Richard Bolling, (Rep-D-Mo)/US civil-rights leader, dies at 74
  • Jan 22nd Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)
  • Jan 23rd Northrop Frye, Canadian writer and critic (b. 1912)
  • Jan 24th George Gobel, comedian, dies of a heart attack at 71
  • Jan 24th Lawrence Lott, actor (Real Men, Phila Experiment), dies of AIDS at 40
  • Jan 24th John M. Kelly, Irish politician and academic (b. 1931)
  • Jan 25th Stanley Brock, actor (Tin Men), dies of heart attack at 59
  • Jan 26th Johnny van Doorn, Dutch writer/poet, dies at 46

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 28th Harold "Red" Grange, football's galloping ghost, dies of Parkinson's disease at 87

NFL halfback Red Grange
NFL halfback
Red Grange
  • Jan 28th Dale Long, hit HRs in 8 consecutive games, dies at 66
  • Jan 29th Yasushi Inoue, Japanese historian, dies
  • Jan 30th John McIntire, actor (Virginian, Psycho), dies of emphysema at 83

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 30th John Bardeen, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1908)

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
  • Jan 30th Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (b. 1907)
  • Feb 1st Carol Dempster, actress (Sally of Sawdust, America), dies at 89
  • Feb 1st H J van Ommeren-Averink, Dutch MP (CPN), dies
  • Feb 1st James G MacDonald, cartoon voice (Mickey Mouse), dies at 84
  • Feb 1st Phil Watson, NHL coach (NY Rangers), dies
  • Feb 3rd Nancy Kulp, actress (Jane Hathaway-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69
  • Feb 3rd Harry Ackerman, American TV executive producer (b. 1912)
  • Feb 4th Bob Leslie, actor (Cinderella, Mako: Jaws of Death), dies at 64
  • Feb 5th Dean Jagger, US actor (Mr Novak, Rawhide, Oscar), dies at about 87
  • Feb 5th Pedro Arrupe, Spanish priest/Jesuit, dies at 83
  • Feb 6th Danny Thomas, comedian (Jazz Singer), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Feb 6th Marten Levendig, Dutch TV correspondent to Moscow, dies
  • Feb 6th Salvador Luria, Italian biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • Feb 7th Dick Winslow, actor (Tom Sawyer, Mutiny on the Bounty), dies at 75
  • Feb 7th Gladys LaVerne, dies of heart problems at 87
  • Feb 7th Amos Yarkoni, legendary Israeli soldier (b. 1920)
  • Feb 7th Jean-Paul Mousseau, Quebec painter, member of Les Automatistes (b. 1927)
  • Feb 7th John Steinbeck IV, American author and journalist
  • Feb 8th Miran Bux, cricketer (2 Tests for Pakistan 1954-55), dies at 47
  • Feb 9th James Cleveland, American gospel singer, dies at 59
  • Feb 11th Oscar Nitzchke, German architect (Alcoa building), dies at 90
  • Feb 11th Robert W. Holley, American biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1922)
  • Feb 12th Edward A Blatt, director (Between 2 Worlds), dies at 88
  • Feb 12th Robert Wagner, mayor (NYC-D-1954-65), dies
  • Feb 12th Roger Patterson, American death metal bass player (b. 1968)
  • Feb 13th Bernard Sauer, Yiddish actor, dies of heart attack at 67
  • Feb 13th Eddie Bartell, actor (Every Night at Eight), dies at 83
  • Feb 14th Arno Breker, German sculptor (Third Reich), dies at 90
  • Feb 14th John A McCone, Head of CIA (1961-65), dies
  • Feb 15th Gary Gears, Chicago disk jockey, dies at 46 of a heart attack
  • Feb 15th Luis Escobar, Spanish actor (Don Juan My Love), dies at 78
  • Feb 16th Enrique B Varela, commandant Nicaragua contra's, dies
  • Feb 17th Enrique Bermudez, commandant (Contra), dies
  • Feb 19th Peggy Mondo, actress (Who's Minding the Store), dies at 50
  • Feb 21st Margot Fonteyn, ballerina (1st lady of British Ballet), dies at 71
  • Feb 21st Roger Swaybill, actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point), dies at 47
  • Feb 24th George Gobel, Chicago, comedian (George Gobel Show), dies at 71
  • Feb 24th Jean Rogers, actress (Flash Gordon, Hot Cargo), dies at 74
  • Feb 24th Marcella Markham, dies of breast cancer at 68
  • Feb 24th Webb Pierce, US country singer (Bye Bye Love), dies of cancer at 64
  • Feb 26th Slim Gaillard [Bulee], American Jazz singer/songwriter, dies at 75
  • Feb 27th H J of Royen, manager Dutch (Concertgebouw Orch), dies at 52
  • Feb 27th Robert-Jan Akkerman, Dutch diplomat (to Tunis), murdered
  • Feb 28th Guillermo Ungo, member of El Salvador junta (1979-80), dies
  • Feb 28th Wassily Hoeffding, American statistician (b. 1914)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 1st Edwin Land, inventor (Polaroid Camera), dies at 81

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land
  • Mar 1st Katharine Blake, actress (To Have & To Hold), dies at 62
  • Mar 1st Scott Huston, composer, dies at 74
  • Mar 2nd Clark Mollenhoff, US journalist (Pulitzer Prize), dies
  • Mar 2nd Freek Zoetmulder, publisher (Austrian Encyclopedia)/neo-nazi, dies
  • Mar 2nd Serge Gainsbourg, composer/actor (Fury of Hercules), dies at 62
  • Mar 3rd Arthur Murray, dance instructor, dies at 95 of pneumonia
  • Mar 3rd Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), dies at 84
  • Mar 4th Vance Colvig, actor (UHF, Barfly, My Chauffeur), dies at 72
  • Mar 5th August de Schryver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP), dies at 92
  • Mar 5th Trijntje Jansma-Boskma, oldest person in Netherland, dies at 109

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 7th James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball league great, dies at 87

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell