What Happened in 1992

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 944

  • Jan 1 Bush is 1st US president to address Australian Parliament
  • Jan 1 Curacao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education
  • Jan 1 Europe breaks down trade barriers
  • Jan 1 International Space Year begins
  • Jan 1 NYC transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25
  • Jan 1 The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is renamed the Russian Federation, becoming the successor state to the Soviet Union.
  • Jan 1 78th Rose Bowl: #2 Washington beats #4 Michigan, 34-14
  • Jan 1 58th Sugar Bowl: #18 Notre Dame beats #3 Florida, 39-28
  • Jan 1 21st Fiesta Bowl: #6 Penn State beats #10 Tennessee, 42-17
  • Jan 1 58th Orange Bowl: #1 Miami (FL) beats #11 Nebraska, 22-0
  • Jan 2 Test debut of Shane Warne, v India at Sydney
  • Jan 3 32 Cubans defect to the US via helicopter
  • Jan 3 Boon completes 11 Test Cricket century, 129* v India at Sydney
  • Jan 4 8th= largest wrestling crowd NJPW Starcade (60,000-Tokyo Dome)
  • Jan 5 "6 Degrees of Separation" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 496 perf
  • Jan 5 "Crucible" closes at Belasco Theater NYC after 32 performances
  • Jan 5 "On Borrowed Time" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 99 performances
  • Jan 5 "Peter Pan" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jan 5 Ravi Shastri scores 206 at SCG before being Warne's 1st crick Test wkt
  • Jan 6 NY Yankees sign free agent Danny Tartabul
  • Jan 6 Robert Schenkkan's "Kentucky Cycle" premieres in LA

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Jan 6 Sachin Tendulkar completes 148* v Australia at the SCG

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
  • Jan 6 Shane Warne takes 1-150 in his 1st Test innings
  • Jan 6 The US Government urges doctors to stop using silicone breast implants, outlining the health effects
  • Jan 6 Zviad Gamskahurdia, the President of Georgia, flees the country because of the military coup
  • Jan 7 AT&T releases video-telephone ($1,499)
  • Jan 7 Last day of Test cricket for Imran Khan
  • Jan 7 Tom Seaver & Rollie Fingers elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame

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Jan 8 George H. W. Bush gets ill & vomits on Japanese prime minister's lap

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Jan 9 Alison Halford, Assistant Chief Constable of Merseyside Police (Britain's most senior policewoman) is suspended after allegations of misconduct
  • Jan 10 8th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
  • Jan 11 Algeria's Pres Chadli announces his resignation
  • Jan 11 Paul Simon opens a tour in South Africa
  • Jan 11 US female Figure Skating championship won by Kristi Yamaguchi
  • Jan 12 13th ACE Cable Awards: CNN wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the Persian Gulf War
  • Jan 12 Last building in Gateway area in Cleveland is demolished
  • Jan 12 US male Figure Skating championship won by Christopher Bowman
  • Jan 12 Algeria's general elections canceled after strong gains by Islamic Salvation Front in the 1st round
  • Jan 12 A new constitution, providing for freedom to form political parties, is approved by a referendum in Mali.
  • Jan 12 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Denver Broncos 10-7
  • Jan 12 NFC Championship Game: Washington Redskins beat Detroit Lions 41-10
  • Jan 13 Excavation of new ballpark at Gateway (Jacobs Field) begins

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Jan 13 US serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer pleads guilty but insane

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
Serial Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer
  • Jan 13 Japan apologizes for forcing Korean women into sexual slavery during World War II.
  • Jan 15 Bulgaria recognizes Macedonia
  • Jan 15 Cleaning woman finds intimate photos of Sarah Ferguson with US man
  • Jan 15 Supreme Court rules 5-3 that Joseph Doherty isn't entitled to asylum
  • Jan 16 "Two Shakespearean Actors" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • Jan 16 Chapultepec Peace Accords are signed in Mexico City which ends the 12-year Salvadoran Civil War
  • Jan 17 Sarah Ferguson attends dinner of Everglades club (club excludes Jews)
  • Jan 18 43rd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 10-6 at Philadelphia
  • Jan 18 49th Golden Globes: Bugsy, Nick Nolte, & Jodie Foster win
  • Jan 18 Comedian Pat McCormick injured in a car accident
  • Jan 19 "City of Angels" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 878 performances
  • Jan 19 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000
  • Jan 19 IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
  • Jan 19 Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
  • Jan 19 Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
  • Jan 20 Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup, David Boon scores the most runs in the series (432)
  • Jan 20 Score begins selling international soccer cards

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Jan 21 Bill Cowher becomes the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, becoming only the second head coach of the team since 1970 (Chuck Noll)

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher
  • Jan 21 UN serves Libya a resolution to hand over intelligence agents accused of two airliner bombings
  • Jan 22 Princess Sarah Ferguson wears paper bag over her head on airline ride
  • Jan 22 Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) launches into space
  • Jan 22 Rebel forces occupy Zaire's national radio station in Kinshasa and broadcast a demand for the government's resignation.
  • Jan 23 "Visit" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Jan 25 Dan Jansen skates world record 500m in 36.41"
  • Jan 25 Hubble space telescope optics finds NGC3862/3C264
  • Jan 26 "Little Hotel on the Side" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 41 performances
  • Jan 26 Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect
  • Jan 26 Super Bowl XXVI: Wash Red Skins beat Buffalo Bills, 37-24 in Minn Super Bowl MVP: Mark Rypien, Washington, QB
  • Jan 26 80th Men's Australian Open: Jim Courier beats Stefan Edberg (6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 26 80th Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Mary Joe Fernandez (6-2, 6-3)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • Jan 26 8th Sundance Film Festival: "In the Soup" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 27 "Crazy He Calls Me" opens at Walter Kerr Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Jan 27 19th American Music Awards: C & C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win

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Jan 27 Jane Fonda undergoes arthroscopic surgery on her right knee

Actress Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda

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Jan 27 Mike Tyson goes on trial for rape (he is found guilty)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

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Jan 27 Presidential candidate Bill Clinton (D) & Genifer Flowers accuse each other of lying over her assertion they had a 12-year affair

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jan 28 Boon completes twelfth Test century, 135 v India at Adelaide
  • Jan 28 Stan Hansen beats Jumbo Tsuruta to win All Japan Triple Crown
  • Jan 30 Space Shuttle STS-42 (Discovery 15) lands
  • Jan 31 MTA raised tolls on most NYC bridges from $2.50 to $3.00
  • Feb 1 "Crazy He Calls Me" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 7 performances

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Feb 1 Barry Bonds signs baseball's highest single year contract ($4.7 mil)

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

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Feb 1 Denis Potvin's #5 becomes 1st number retired by NY Islanders

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • Feb 2 Colleen Walker wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic
  • Feb 2 Danny Everett runs world record 400m indoor (45.02 sec)
  • Feb 2 David Boon's 13 Test Cricket century, 107 v India at Perth

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Feb 2 IRS & Willie Nelson settle on $9M tax bill (of $16.7M)

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson
  • Feb 2 Kieren Perkins swims world record 1500m freestyle (14:32.40)
  • Feb 2 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 21-15

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Feb 3 Defense opens calling Noriega "our ally in war on drugs"

Panamanian General and Dictator Manuel Noriega
Panamanian General and Dictator
Manuel Noriega
  • Feb 3 Labor strike at Royal Canadian Mint ends
  • Feb 3 Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $300 per week

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Feb 5 Jury selection begins in the LA police beating Rodney King case

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Feb 5 Last day of Test Cricket cricket for Dilip Vengsarkar
  • Feb 5 Mike Whitney career-best 7-27 at WACA in Test Cricket win v India
  • Feb 6 "Late Night's 10th Anniversary Show At Radio City Music Hall" on NBC
  • Feb 6 The Sámi people of the far northern Nordic countries have an official day celebrating their existence.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 105

  • Jan 1 Jack Wilshere, English footballer
  • Jan 12 Mao Kobayashi, Japanese gravure idol
  • Jan 19 Logan Lerman, American child actor
  • Jan 19 Shawn Johnson, American Gymnastics Champion
  • Feb 2 Rebop Rundgren, son of Michelle Gray & Todd
  • Feb 2 Danielle White, American singer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 5 Neymar [da Silva Santos Júnior], Mogi das Cruzes, Brazilian footballer (FC Barcelona, Brazil)

Footballer Neymar
  • Feb 7 Miguel Andres Matienzo Guerra, Mexican athlete
  • Feb 7 Maimi Yajima, Japanese singer
  • Feb 11 Taylor Lautner, American actor
  • Feb 11 Blair Dunlop, English actor
  • Feb 14 Freddie Highmore, English actor
  • Feb 17 Meaghan Jette Martin, American child actress and singer
  • Feb 25 Libby [Elizabeth] Callahan, sport pistol (Olympics-96), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • Mar 4 Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, daughter of Albert II, Prince of Monaco
  • Mar 6 Momoko Tsugunaga, Japanese singer
  • Mar 7 Bel Powley, English Actress
  • Mar 8 Charlie Ray, American actress
  • Mar 10 Emily Osment, American actress and singer
  • Mar 17 John Boyaga, English actor (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), born in London
  • Mar 19 Henry & Angus Bernsen, twin sons of Corbin Bernsen & Amanda Pays
  • Mar 22 Luke Freeman, English footballer
  • Mar 24 Thomas Law, English actor
  • Apr 4 Alexa Nikolas, American actress
  • Apr 8 Shelby Young, American actress
  • Apr 10 Daisy Ridley, English actress (Star Wars: the Force Awakens), born in London
  • Apr 13 Jet Travolta, daughter of John Travolta & Kelly Preston
  • Apr 13 Emma Degerstedt, American actress
  • Apr 15 Amy Diamond, Swedish singer
  • Apr 16 Prince Sébastien of Luxembourg, Prince of Luxembourg
  • Apr 24 Sean Rademaker, actor (Kirkland Harrison-Another World)
  • Apr 27 James Duke Mason, son of singer Belinda Carlisle & Morgan Mason
  • May 4 Courtney Jines, American actress
  • May 7 Gavin Hetherington, British actor
  • May 12 Malcolm David Kelley, American actor
  • May 18 Josh Phelps, Soccer Player
  • May 18 Spencer Breslin, American actor
  • May 19 Sam Smith, English singer-songwriter (Stay with Me), born in London
  • May 21 Olivia Olson, American singer and actress
  • May 24 Travis T. Flory, American actor
  • Jun 1 Felix Drake, English child actor
  • Jun 4 Earvin Johnson III, son of NBA foward Magic Johnson
  • Jun 4 Dino Jelusić, Croatian singer
  • Jun 5 Emily Seebohm, Australian Swimmer
  • Jun 12 Allie DiMeco American musician and actress (The Naked Brothers Band)
  • Jun 12 Philippe Coutinho, Brazilian football player
  • Jun 12 Ryan Malgarini, American actor
  • Jun 13 Tyler Davison, was world's smallest baby at 6 inches, 11 ounces
  • Jun 14 Daryl Sabara, American actor
  • Jun 14 Evan Sabara, American actor
  • Jun 18 Bob Kempainen, Minneapolis MN, marathoner (Olympics-66)
  • Jun 23 Bridget Sloan, American gymnast
  • Jun 26 Jennette McCurdy, American actress
  • Jun 29 Adam G. Sevani, American actor
  • Jul 1 Bryant Jones, Camarillo Ca, actor (Nate Hastings-Young & Restless)
  • Jul 8 Taylor Maine Pearl Brooks, daughter of country singer Garth Brooks
  • Jul 8 Benjamin Grosvenor, British pianist
  • Jul 13 Elise Matthysen, Belgian swimmer
  • Jul 13 Dylan Patton, American actor
  • Jul 15 Koharu Kusumi, Japanese singer (Morning Musume)
  • Jul 20 Paige Hurd, American actress
  • Jul 21 Rachael Flatt, American figure skater

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Jul 22 Selena Gomez, American actress and singer, born in Grand Prairie, Texas

Singer and Actress Selena Gomez
Singer and Actress
Selena Gomez
  • Aug 2 Hallie Kate Eisenberg, American actress
  • Aug 4 Cole Sprouse, Arezzo Italy, actor (Patrick Kelly-Grace Under Fire)
  • Aug 4 Dylan Sprouse, Arezzo Italy, actor (Patrick Kelly-Grace Under Fire)
  • Aug 4 Tiffany Evans, American singer
  • Aug 10 Ko Ah-seong, South Korean actress
  • Aug 11 Allison Lozano, Mexican actress
  • Aug 13 Katharine Close, Scripps National Spelling Bee champion
  • Aug 18 Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love
  • Aug 18 Riko Narumi, Japanese actress
  • Aug 20 Demi Lovato, American Actress
  • Aug 21 Brad Kavanagh, English songwriter and actor
  • Aug 25 Miyabi Natsuyaki, Japanese singer
  • Aug 26 Yang Yilin, Chinese gymnast
  • Aug 29 Mallu Magalhães, Brazilian singer-songwriter
  • Sep 16 Nick Jonas, American singer, member of The Jonas Brothers
  • Sep 27 Jake Burbage, American actor
  • Sep 28 Skye McCole Bartusiak, American actress, born in Houston, Texas, (d. 2014)
  • Sep 30 Marina CAK Windsor, granddaughter of English prince Edward
  • Oct 6 Rhyon Nicole Brown, American actress
  • Oct 9 Tyler James Williams, American actor
  • Oct 11 Sarah Cannon, daughter of singer Amy Grant
  • Oct 12 Taylor Horn, American singer and actress
  • Oct 12 Josh Hutcherson, American actor (Hunger Games films), born in Union, Kentucky
  • Oct 14 Savannah Outen, American singer/songwriter
  • Oct 15 Vincent Martella, American actor
  • Oct 17 Sam Concepcion, Filipino performer and actor
  • Oct 22 Sofia Vassilieva, American actress
  • Nov 11 Trey Smith, American actor
  • Nov 16 Adam Robert Worton, twin actor (Baby's Day Out), born in Newark, Delaware
  • Nov 16 Jacob Joseph Worton, twin actor (Baby's Day Out), born in Newark, Delaware
  • Nov 17 Darian Weiss, American actor
  • Nov 18 Nathan Kress, American actor
  • Nov 20 Ishimura Maiha, graduated Berryz Kobo member

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Nov 23 Miley Cyrus, American actress and singer (Hannah Montana, The Climb), born in Nashville, Tennessee

Actress/Singer Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus
  • Nov 26 Louis Ducrut, prince/son of Princess Stephanie & Daniel Ducrut
  • Nov 28 Kianna Underwood, American actress
  • Dec 3 Joseph McManners, English actor

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 13 MLB baseball right fielder Sammy Sosa (23) weds Sonia Rodriguez

MLB Outfielder Sammy Sosa
MLB Outfielder
Sammy Sosa
  • Jan 18 Actress Joan Chen (Twin Peaks) marries Dr Peter Hui
  • Feb 22 Ed McMahon (69) weds Pamela Hurn (37)

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 24 Singer-songwriter Courtney Love (27) weds lead singer Kurt Cobain (25) on Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii

Singer-Songwriter Courtney Love
Courtney Love
Rocker Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 12 Actress Annette Bening (33) weds actor Warren Beatty (54)

  • Mar 22 Record producer Lou Adler weds Paige Hannah (Daryl's sister)
  • Apr 4 John Tesh (Entertainment Tonight) marries actress Connie Selleca

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 4 Comedian Sam Kinison (38) weds Malika Souiri at the Candlelight Chapel in Las Vegas

Comedian Sam Kinison
Sam Kinison
  • Apr 5 Comedian Sam Kenison marries live-in girlfriend Maleeka
  • Apr 11 Country singer Lee Greenwood weds Miss Tennessee 1989 (Kimberly Payne)
  • Apr 18 Tennis ace Stefan Edberg marries Annette Olsen in Sweden

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 24 Rock star David Bowie (45) weds supermodel Iman (37) in Switzerland

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
David Bowie

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 26 Rapper and record producer Ice Cube (22) weds Kimberly Woodruff

Rapper Ice Cube
Ice Cube

HeartWedding of Interest

May 3 Beverly Hills 90210 Gabrielle Carteris marries Charles Isaacs

  • May 23 "Once and Again" actress Sela Ward (35) weds actor Howard Sherman (42)

HeartWedding of Interest

May 23 Actress Anjelica Huston (40) weds sculptor Robert Graham (54)

HeartWedding of Interest

May 29 Actor Robert Downey Jr (27) weds actress/singer Deborah Falconer (26)

  • May 30 Paul Simon weds Edie Brickell

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 4 TV personality Steve Irwin (30) weds naturalist Terri Raines (27) in Eugene, Oregon

Naturalist and TV Star Steve Irwin
Naturalist and TV Star
Steve Irwin
  • Jun 6 "The Montel Williams Show" talk show host Montel Williams (35) weds burlesque dancer Grace Morley
  • Jun 15 Director Frank Perry (Mommie Dearest) marries Virginia Bush Ford
  • Jun 18 Actor Jameson Parker weds actress Darleen Carr
  • Jun 21 Actor Michael Chiklis (Commish) marries Michelle Epstein
  • Jun 21 Actress Marina Sirtis (Star Trek NG) marries rocker Michael Lamper
  • Jun 27 "One Life to Live" actress Catherine Hickland (36) weds actor Michael E. Knight (33)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 27 Singer-songwriter Andrea Bocelli (34) weds Enrica Cenzatti

Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli
Italian Tenor
Andrea Bocelli
  • Jun 28 US President George H. W. Bush's daughter Dorothy marries Bobby Koch
  • Jun 30 Actress Cecil Hoffman (Zoe-LA Law) marries Paul Slye

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 3 Gary Dell'Abate (Howard Stern Show) marries Mary

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • Jul 3 Mass Senator Ted Kennedy marries Victoria Reggie (38)
  • Jul 4 US actress Bobbie Eakes marries author David Stone
  • Jul 18 Film critic Roger Ebert marries Chaz Hammel-Smith
  • Jul 18 Helen Windsor, daughter of British Duke and Duchess of Kent weds art dealer Timothy Taylor at Windsor Castle

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 18 Singers Whitney Houston (28) & Bobby Brown (23) marry

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • Jul 26 "Kiss" guitarist Paul Stanley weds model Pamela Bowen
  • Aug 8 Actress Barbara Hershey weds artist Stephen Douglas
  • Aug 15 Actress Susan Anton marries actor Jeff Lester

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 16 Comedian Janeane Garofalo (27) weds writer Robert Cohen in Las Vegas

Stand-Up Comedian Janeane Garofalo
Stand-Up Comedian
Janeane Garofalo
  • Aug 20 Rocker Sting weds Trudie Styler at an 11th century chapel in Wiltshire, England
  • Sep 5 Andrew "Dice" Clay marries his long time partner Trinie
  • Sep 5 Rock singer John Mellencamp (40) weds model Elaine Irwin Mellencamp (23) in Indiana
  • Oct 3 LeVar Burton weds Stephanie Cozart

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 3 Future US President Barack Obama (31) weds fellow lawyer Michelle Robinson (28) in Chicago, Illinois

US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Oct 10 Actress Ally Sheedy weds actor David Lansbury
  • Oct 10 Actress Heather Thomas weds entertainment lawyer Skip Brittenham

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 16 Author J. K. Rowling (27) weds Portuguese television journalist Jorge Arantes

Novelist J. K. Rowling
J. K. Rowling
  • Dec 31 WCBS TV news anchor Carol Martin weds Joe Terry

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 31 MLB Outfielder David Justice (26) weds actress Halle Berry (26) in Atlanta, Georgia

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 12 Actress Lisa Bonet files for divorce from singer Lenny Kravitz

Musician Lenny Kravitz
Lenny Kravitz

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 13 Nelson Mandela announces he will seek divorce from Winnie

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Apr 23 British Princess Anne (the Princess Royal) and her 1st husband Captain Mark Phillips divorce after 19 years

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 30 Actress Natasha Richardson (29) divorces producer Robert Fox (39) after a year of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 733

  • Jan 1 Constantin Poustochkine, jazz critic, dies
  • Jan 1 Corky Geil, dancer, dies in Long Beach CA at 64
  • Jan 1 Ginette Leclerc, actress (Baker's Wife), dies at 79
  • Jan 1 Grace Hopper, computer scientist, dies at 85
  • Jan 1 Hette G Abma, vicar/Dutch MP (SGP), dies
  • Jan 1 Mike Frankovich, US producer (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), dies
  • Jan 2 Virginia Field, actress (Dream Girl), dies of cancer at 74
  • Jan 3 Anthony Del Casino, band leader (Charlie Barnet Band), dies at 79
  • Jan 3 Judith Anderson, actress (Star Trek 3), dies of pneumonia at 93
  • Jan 3 Ken Grieves, cricketer (NSW & Lancashire leg-spin all-rounder), dies
  • Jan 3 Lewis Michael Friedman, pianist, dies at 47 of AIDS
  • Jan 3 Radomiro Tomic, Chilean president (1970), dies
  • Jan 4 Earl Colbert, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 4 William Walker, stuntman/actor (Our Man Flint), dies at 74
  • Jan 6 Avon Jaeger Hill, entertainer, dies of cancer at 44
  • Jan 6 Elaine McKenna, Australian actress (Peg Martin-Cell Block H), dies
  • Jan 7 Jhean Burton, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 7 Richard Hunt, puppeteer/actor (Muppet Movie), dies of AIDS at 40
  • Jan 8 Abderrahim Bouabid, Morroco prime secretary (1972), dies
  • Jan 8 Johnny [Jan] Meijer, Dutch king of accordians (Body & Soul), dies
  • Jan 8 Menachim Begin, Israeli PM, dies at 78 of a heart attack
  • Jan 9 Steve Brodie, actor (Desperate, Bodyguard), dies of cancer at 72
  • Jan 9 William JF "Bill" Naughton, Irish/British playwright (Alfie), dies at 81
  • Jan 10 Barbara Couper, British actress (Last Days of Dolwyn), dies at 89
  • Jan 10 Roberto Bonomi, Argentine racing driver (b. 1919)
  • Jan 12 Harry van Doorn, Dutch MP (KVP/KRO-chairman/PPR/CRM), dies at 76
  • Jan 12 Walt Morey, US children's book writer (Gentle Ben), dies at 84
  • Jan 12 Sadao Bekku, Japanese classical and film composer (Matango), dies at 89
  • Jan 13 Josef Neckermann, German founder mail-order firm/travel bureau, dies
  • Jan 13 Yvonne Bryceland, actress (Road to Mecca), dies of cancer at 66
  • Jan 14 Hari Rhodes, actor (Earth II, Detroit 9000), dies at 59
  • Jan 15 Dee Murray, English bassist (b. 1946)
  • Jan 16 Roselle Novelle, silent film actress, dies at 95
  • Jan 17 Bill Walker, actor (Big Mo, Mask, Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 95
  • Jan 17 Charlie Ventura, jazz sax (Bop for the people), dies at 75 of cancer
  • Jan 17 Dorothy Alison, actress (Maggie, 3rd Key, Long Arm), dies
  • Jan 17 Frank Pullen, English businessman and racehorse owner (b. 1915)
  • Jan 18 John Remme, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 56
  • Jan 18 Tom Elios, entertainer, dies
  • Jan 20 Muhammad Abd al-Khaliq Hassuna, sec-gen of Arab League (1952-72), dies
  • Jan 21 William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/pianist, dies at 81
  • Jan 22 A J Antoon, director (That Championship Season), dies at 47
  • Jan 22 Ali Amini, PM of Iran (1961-62), dies
  • Jan 23 Freddie Bartholomew, child actor (Kidnapped), dies of emphysema at 67
  • Jan 23 Ian Wolfe, actor (Houdini, THX-1138, Homebodies), dies at 95
  • Jan 23 Simon Brand, South African banker/adviser to Pres De Klerk, dies
  • Jan 24 Charles Moulin, French actor (French Tarzan), dies
  • Jan 24 John Bleifer, actor (Highway to Heaven), dies at 90
  • Jan 24 Tina Chow, model, dies of AIDs at 41
  • Jan 24 Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (b. 1950)
  • Jan 25 John Touchstone, American actor (Across Five Aprils), dies of cirrhosis at 59
  • Jan 25 Mahmoud Riad, sec-gen of Arab League (1972-79), dies
  • Jan 25 Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, dies at 70
  • Jan 25 Vernon William Reed Sr, singer, dies after a long illness at 73
  • Jan 26 José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor/director (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 80
  • Jan 26 Okke Jager, Dutch theologist/writer/poet, dies at 63
  • Jan 27 Francesca Primus, columnist (Back Stage), dies at 45
  • Jan 27 Gene Harris, entertainer, dies after long illness
  • Jan 27 Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, British actress (Eliza Dolittle), dies at 101
  • Jan 28 Clark Tippet, dancer/choreographer, dies at 37
  • Jan 28 Nahman Avigad, Israeli archaeologist (Discovering Jerusalem), dies at 86
  • Jan 29 Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Backdoor Man"), dies at 76

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Jan 31 Mel Hein, NFL center (NY Giants), dies of stomach cancer at 82

NFL Offensive Lineman Mel Hein
NFL Offensive Lineman
Mel Hein
  • Jan 31 Wim van Heumen, field hockey coach (Netherlands), dies at 63
  • Feb 1 George Berkeley, actor (Life Stinks, Capts & Kings), dies at 70
  • Feb 1 Irving R Kaufman, federal judge (Rosenberg Case), dies at 81
  • Feb 2 Bert Parks, [Jacobson], TV host (Miss America), dies at 77
  • Feb 2 Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist, dies at 78
  • Feb 2 Maurice J Hill, writer (Track of Thunder), dies of pneumonia at 89
  • Feb 2 Maurice L Kusell, dies
  • Feb 4 Fred Slyter, dialogue coach, dies after long illness at 56
  • Feb 4 John Dehner, actor (Apache, Cowboy, Boys from Brazil), dies at 76
  • Feb 5 Donald Zimmerman, editor, dies
  • Feb 5 Laura Liddell, actress (Shakespeare Wallah), dies at 83
  • Feb 5 Miguel Rolando Covian, Brazilian physiologist (b. 1913)
  • Feb 6 Frank Wilson, actor (Beware, Sunday Sinners, Club), dies at 37
  • Feb 6 Wade Preston, actor (Man Called Sledge), dies at 62
  • Feb 7 Jeanne Gerson, dies of cancer & pneumonia at 87
  • Feb 7 Buzz Sawyer, wrestler (b. 1959)
  • Feb 8 Baruch Lumet, actor (Killer Shrews), dies at 93

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 10 Alex Haley, US writer (Autobiography of Malcolm X, Roots), dies at 70

Writer Alex Haley
Alex Haley
  • Feb 10 Florence Tarlow, dies of cancer at 70
  • Feb 10 Mau Kopuit, Dutch editor-in-chief (New Israeli Weekly Newspaper), dies
  • Feb 10 Meade Roberts, screenwriter, dies of congestive heart failure at 61
  • Feb 10 Thomas Graftdijk, Dutch writer (Dr Faustus), dies
  • Feb 10 Wim Ramaker, Dutch director/writer (On Death Track), dies
  • Feb 11 Ray Danton, US actor/director (Psychic Killer), dies at 60
  • Feb 12 Bep [Lambertus] van Klaveren, boxing champ (Olympic-gold-1928), dies
  • Feb 12 Dorothy Tree, actress (Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Nazi Agent), dies
  • Feb 12 Ton Brandsteder, CEO (Sony Netherland BV), dies at 74
  • Feb 13 Bob den Uyl, Dutch journalist/writer (Restless Travel), dies at 61
  • Feb 13 Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
  • Feb 14 Angelique Pettyjohn, actress (Biohazard), dies of cancer at 48
  • Feb 14 Jacob "Bob" de Uyl, journalist/author (Restless Travel), dies at 61
  • Feb 14 Roepie Kruize, hockey player (Olympic-bronze-48/silver-52), dies at 67
  • Feb 15 William Schuman, American composer (Amer Festival Overture, Juilliard), dies at 81
  • Feb 15 María Elena Moyano, Peruvian activist (b. 1960)
  • Feb 16 Abbas Musawi, leader of Hezbollah, assassinated
  • Feb 16 Angela Carter, British novelist (Magic Toyshop), dies of cancer at 51
  • Feb 16 George Mann MacBeth, Scottish journalist/poet (A War Quartet), dies