What Happened in 1993

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 871

  • Jan 1 12 member European Economic Community set up vast free trade zone
  • Jan 1 Blockbuster Bowl 3: Stanford beats Penn State, 24-3
  • Jan 1 Cigarette advertisements are banned in NYC's MTA
  • Jan 1 Czechoslovakia separates into Czech Republic (Bohemia) & Slovakia
  • Jan 1 79th Rose Bowl: #7 Michigan beats #9 Washington, 38-31
  • Jan 1 59th Sugar Bowl: #2 Alabama beats #1 Miami, 34-13
  • Jan 1 22nd Fiesta Bowl: #6 Syracuse beats #10 Colorado, 26-22
  • Jan 1 59th Orange Bowl: #3 Florida State beats #11 Nebraska, 27-14
  • Jan 2 "Gypsy Passion" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 55 performances
  • Jan 2 Opposing factions in the Bosnian conflict hold meetings with the aim of ending the nine month conflict
  • Jan 3 "Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 performances
  • Jan 3 "Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 performances
  • Jan 3 "Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 performances
  • Jan 3 "Secret Garden" closes at St James Theater NYC after 706 performances
  • Jan 3 "Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances
  • Jan 3 Junk bond king Michael Milkin is released from jail after 22 months
  • Jan 3 "The Comeback", QB Frank Reich led the Buffalo Bills back from a 32-point deficit, to defeat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime in a wild card playoff game, the greatest comeback ever in pro football history

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Jan 3 In Moscow, the Start II arms reduction treaty is signed by George H. W. Bush (USA) and Boris Yeltsin (Russia)

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • Jan 4 7th largest wrestling crowd (63,500-Tokyo Dome)
  • Jan 5 Brian Lara completes 277 v Australia at cricket SCG
  • Jan 5 Price is Right model Janice Pennington sues CBS for show accident

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jan 5 Reggie Jackson elected to Hall of Fame

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • Jan 5 Oil tanker MV Braer runs aground on the coast of the Shetland Islands, spilling 84,700 tons of crude oil.
  • Jan 5 Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the first legal hanging in America since 1965).
  • Jan 6 Bill Wyman announces he will leave Rolling Stones
  • Jan 6 Jean Mueller discovers comet Mueller/1993a
  • Jan 6 Last day of Test cricket for Greg Matthews
  • Jan 6 55 Kashmiri civilians are killed in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir by Indian Border Security Force units
  • Jan 7 The Fourth Republic of Ghana is inaugurated with Jerry Rawlings as President.
  • Jan 7 Jerry Rawlings becomes President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana
  • Jan 7 Bosnian War: Bosnian Army launches a surprise attack on Kravica, a village in Srebrenica

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 8 Chicago Bull Michael Jordan scores his 20,000th career point

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 8 Elvis Presley Commemorative Postage Stamp goes on sale

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

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Jan 8 NBC offers "Tonight Show" to David Letterman

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
  • Jan 9 Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100 m free style (53.33)
  • Jan 10 "My Favorite Year" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 37 performances
  • Jan 10 "Sea Gull" closes at Lyceum Theater NYC after 48 performances
  • Jan 10 Maiden flight of Ultrair (Houston to LA)
  • Jan 11 Howard Stern's radio show begins transmitting to Buffalo NY (WKBW)
  • Jan 11 Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot publicly returns to politics
  • Jan 11 British Airways ends one of the longest libel actions in its history
  • Jan 12 Doctors announce Pitts Penguin Mario Limeux has Hodgkin's disease

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 12 NHL great Mario Lemieux announces that he has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • Jan 13 STS-54 (Endeavour) launches into orbit
  • Jan 13 Super Bowl XXVII in Pasadena - Cowboys beat Bills
  • Jan 13 French, British, and US fighter jets launch bombing raids in southern Iraq
  • Jan 14 "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances
  • Jan 14 David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
  • Jan 14 Polish ferry boat capsizes in storm, 50 die
  • Jan 15 7.5 earthquake strikes northern Japan, 2 die
  • Jan 15 Soap opera "Santa Barbara" final show on NBC TV
  • Jan 15 Top mafia leader Salvatore "Toto" Riina arrested in Palermo
  • Jan 16 25th NAACP Image Awards: "Boyz n the Hood" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Jan 17 14th ACE Cable Awards: Bravo! wins the Golden CableACE for its dedication to films, cultural arts and performing arts programming
  • Jan 17 Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45")
  • Jan 17 AFC Championship Game: Buffalo Bills beat Miami Dolphins 29-10
  • Jan 17 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat San Francisco 49ers 30-20

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 18 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday observed in all 50 states of the USA for 1st time

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jan 18 West Indies beat Australia 2-0 win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Jan 19 Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
  • Jan 19 Oakland A's unveil new elephant logo
  • Jan 19 Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA
  • Jan 19 STS-54 (Endeavour) lands
  • Jan 20 Adm Studeman, serves as acting director of CIA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 20 Bill Clinton inaugurated as 42nd US President

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jan 21 Nigerian singer Fela Kuti arrested on suspicion of murder
  • Jan 22 Johan Koss skates world record 5 km in 6:38.77

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 23 50th Golden Globes: Scent of a Woman, Al Pacino, & Emma Thompson win

Actor Al Pacino
Al Pacino

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 23 Graham Gooch scores his 100th 100, on tour at Cuttack

Cricketer Graham Gooch
Graham Gooch
  • Jan 23 Indian Airlines B737 crashes art Aurangabad, 61 die
  • Jan 23 NY Newsday reports Ore Sen Bob Packwood sexually harassed 23 women
  • Jan 23 US female Figure Skating championship won by Nancy Kerrigan
  • Jan 24 14th annual star-athon $24,000,000
  • Jan 24 Polish ferry boat John Heweliusz sinks, 52 killed
  • Jan 24 Soyuz TM-16 launches
  • Jan 24 US men's Figure Skating championship won by Scott Davis
  • Jan 24 Turkish journalist and writer Uğur Mumcu is assassinated by a car bomb in Ankara.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 20th American Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
  • Jan 25 Puerto Rico adds English as its 2nd official language
  • Jan 25 Sears announces it is closing its catalog sales dept after 97 years
  • Jan 25 Five people were shot outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia resulting in two murders.
  • Jan 26 West Indies defeat Australia by one run in 4th Test at Adelaide
  • Jan 27 DC-3 crashes in Kinshasa, killing 12
  • Jan 29 Test debut of Vinod Kambli, prolific Indian batsman
  • Jan 30 100,000 Europeans demonstrate against fascism & racism
  • Jan 31 "St Joan" opens at Lyceum Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • Jan 31 Super Bowl XXVII: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 52-17 in Pasadena Super Bowl MVP: Troy Aikman, Dallas, QB
  • Jan 31 81st Men's Australian Open: Jim Courier beats Stefan Edberg (6-2, 6-1, 2-6, 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 31 81st Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Steffi Graf (4-6, 6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jan 31 9th Sundance Film Festival: "Ruby in Paradise" and "Public Access" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 1 NY Judge Sol Wachtler indicted for harassing Joy Silverman
  • Feb 1 Soyuz TM-16 lands
  • Feb 2 Frito Lay pays court ordered $2,500,000 to Tom Wait for using his song
  • Feb 2 Irina Privalova runs world record 50m indoor (6.05 sec)
  • Feb 3 Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott suspended for 1 year due to racist comments
  • Feb 3 General Hospital's Tristan Rogers convicted of drunk driving

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 3 Federal trial of 4 police officers charged with civil rights violations in videotaped beating of Rodney King begins in LA Calif

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Feb 4 Admiral William Studeman ends term as acting director of CIA
  • Feb 4 Russian space agency tests a 82-foot wide space mirror
  • Feb 5 Grenade explodes in Sarajevo, killing 63 & injuring 160

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 11 Flora Cross, American actress
  • Jan 12 Zayn Malik, Bradford West Yorkshire, British pop singer (One Direction)
  • Jan 18 Morgan York, American actress
  • Jan 19 John Bouvier Kennedy Schlossberg, son of Caroline Kennedy
  • Jan 24 Ashley Jade Stern, daughter of radio personality Howard Stern

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 26 Cameron Bright, Canadian actor

  • Jan 29 Michelle Larcher De Brito, Portuguese tennis player
  • Feb 7 David Dorfman, American actor
  • Feb 7 Philip Wiegratz, German actor
  • Feb 12 Jennifer Stone, American actress
  • Feb 19 Victoria Justice, American Actress (The Suite Life Of Zack And Cody, Lola Martinez in Nickelodeon show Zoey 101)
  • Feb 26 Taylor Dooley, American actress
  • Mar 4 Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston & Bobby Brown, born in Livingstone, New Jersey (d.2015)
  • Mar 4 Jenna Boyd, American actress
  • Mar 4 Alice Jones, British actress
  • Mar 4 Abigail Mavity, American actress
  • Mar 4 Yves Michel-Beneche, American actor
  • Mar 19 Munro Chambers, Canadian actor
  • Mar 22 Mick Hazen, American actor
  • Apr 3 Dakoda Dowd, American golfer
  • Apr 8 Trent Sullivan, Australian Actor
  • Apr 14 Vivien Cardone, an American actress
  • Apr 14 Graham Phillips (actor), American actor
  • Apr 15 Madeleine Martin, American television actress
  • Apr 16 Mirai Nagasu, American Figure Skater
  • Apr 29 Aurelia Clasina Lucia Wildeboer, daughter of Pieter & Mirtle
  • May 10 Charice Pempengco, Filipino singer
  • May 10 Mirai Shida, Japanese actress
  • May 13 Debby Ryan, American actress
  • May 14 Miranda Cosgrove, American actress and singer
  • May 20 Caroline Zhang, American figure skater
  • May 25 Dilley sextuplets, American sextuplets
  • Jun 4 Christian Alexander Mowatt, grandson of English princess Alexandra
  • Jun 7 Jordan Fry, American actor
  • Jun 9 Danielle Chuchran, American actress
  • Jun 16 Alice Ann Newman, daughter of Gretchen & Randy
  • Jun 24 Primera, an Andean condor, hatched at Cleve Zoo, 5th born in captivity
  • Jun 25 Barney Clark, English actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 26 Ariana Grande, American singer (Problem, The Way), born in Boca Raton, Florida

  • Jun 29 Angela & Amy Lakeberg, US Siamese twin (separated on Aug 20th)
  • Jun 29 George Sampson, English dancer
  • Jul 22 Patricia Quinn, 11th child of actor Anthony Quinn (78)
  • Jul 24 Arissa Seagal, daughter of Kelly LeBrock & Steven Seagal
  • Jul 26 Taylor Momsen, American actress
  • Jul 28 Hannah Lochner, Canadian actress
  • Aug 2 Cassidy Gifford, daughter of Frank & Kathy Lee
  • Aug 3 Yurina Kumai, Japanese singer
  • Aug 5 Suzuka Ōgo, Japanese actress
  • Aug 5 Corey J. Smith, English actor
  • Aug 11 Alyson Stoner, American actress
  • Aug 26 Keke Palmer, American actress (True Jackson, VP), born in Harvey, Illinois
  • Aug 29 Liam Payne, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, British pop singer (One Direction)
  • Sep 1 Ilona Mitrecey, French singer
  • Sep 3 Rina Koike, Japanese junior idol
  • Sep 5 Gage Golightly, American actress
  • Sep 7 Joshua Wilkinson, prince of self proclaimed principality sealand
  • Sep 13 Niall Horan, Mullingar County Westmeath, Irish Pop singer (One Direction)
  • Sep 20 Taylor Parks, American actress
  • Oct 2 Tara Lynne Barr, American actress
  • Oct 3 Lindsay Fabes, actor (Charlie Winthrop-Another World)
  • Oct 8 Angus T. Jones, American actor (Two and a Half Men)
  • Oct 13 Tiffany Trump, daughter of Donald Trump & Marla Maples
  • Nov 4 Jonathan Ric Ocasek, son of rocker Ric & model Paulina Porizkova
  • Nov 15 Saaya Irie, Japanese Actress, singer
  • Nov 30 Yuuri Chinen, Japanese singer
  • Dec 6 Elian Gonzalez, Cuban boy at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, born in Cuba
  • Dec 8 AnnaSophia Robb, American actress and singer
  • Dec 11 Gina Miele, American singer and actress
  • Dec 22 Aliana Lohan, American actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 22 Gabriel Medina, Brazilian professional surfer (World Champion 2014), born in São Sebastião, São Paulo

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 2 Supermodel Kim Alexis (32) weds ice hockey player Ron Duguay (35)

Supermodel Kim Alexis
Kim Alexis
  • Jan 12 MTV hostess Martha Quinn marries longtime boyfriend Jordan Tarlow

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 28 Actress Elizabeth Montgomery (59) weds actor Robert Foxworth (51)

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 6 US Senator Mitch McConnell (51) weds economist Elaine Chao

US Senator Mitch McConnell
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
  • Feb 28 Tony Curtis weds Lisa Deutsch as his 4th wife

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 18 Eddie Murphy marries Nicole Mitchell in NYC

  • Mar 20 Talk show host Morton Downey Jr (59) weds producer Lori Krebs (29) in Bellmore, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 31 Actor and writer Larry David (45) weds environmental activist Laurie Lennard (35)

Comedian/Writer Larry David
Larry David
  • Apr 1 Stephane Powers weds Patrick de la Chenais
  • Apr 17 "The Bangles" lead singer Susanna Hoffs (34) weds "Austin Powers" director Jay Roach (35)
  • Apr 18 Beirut-hostage Terry Anderson marries Madeleine Bassil
  • Apr 21 Rolling Stone Bill Wyman weds Suzanne Accosta on French Riveria
  • Apr 24 ABC news analyst Jeff Greenfield weds Karen Gannett
  • May 15 Actress Jane Seymour weds actor James Kesch

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 5 Singer Mariah Carey weds Tommy Mottola, CEO (Sony Music)

Singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
  • Jun 9 Japanese crown prince Naruhito weds Masaka Owada
  • Jun 19 Mandy Smith (Bill Wyman's ex-wife) weds Pat van den Hauwe

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 26 NHL scoring champion Mario Lemieux (27) weds longtime girlfriend Nathalie Asselin at Notre Dame Basilica in Canada

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 27 Actress Julia Roberts (25) weds country singer Lyle Lovett (36) at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana

Actress Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
  • Jul 3 Prince Alois of Liechtenstein weds Duchess Sophie of Bavaria
  • Jul 24 Night Court actor Richard Moll (50) weds Susan Brown (32)
  • Jul 25 Designer Claude Montana (44) weds his model Wallis Franken (44)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 28 Pink Floyd vocalist George Roger Waters (49) weds Pricilla Phillips

Rock Bassist/Vocalist George Roger Waters
Rock Bassist/Vocalist
George Roger Waters
  • Aug 8 California state senator Tom Hayden (54) weds actress Barbara Williams (40)
  • Aug 14 Dr William Masters (78) weds college sweetheart Geraldine Oliver (76)
  • Aug 14 Shari Beadley weds Christopher Martin (Kid 'n Play)

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 19 Actress Kim Basinger weds actor Alec Baldwin

  • Aug 21 Lyricist Bernie Taupin weds Strephanie Haymes
  • Aug 29 Actress Elke Sommer (52) weds Wolf Walther (46)

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 29 Actress Marlee Matlin (28) weds Kevin Grandalski (28) in New York City

Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin
Deaf Actress
Marlee Matlin
  • Sep 4 Five-time U.S. national champion figure pair skater Jerod Swallow (26) weds his partner Elizabeth Punsalen
  • Sep 5 Robocop Richard Eden (36) weds actress Shannon Hile (30)
  • Sep 5 "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" actress Nia Vardalos (30) weds "Felicity" actor Ian Gomez (28)
  • Sep 10 Actress Loretta Young, 80, weds costume designer Jean Louis, 85

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 11 Country singer Merle Haggard (56) weds fifth wife Theresa Ann Lane at his ranch near Redding, California

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • Sep 16 Singer Karen Akers (48) weds businessman Kevin Powers (41)

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 24 Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty (Brenda) weds Ashley Hamilton

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 2 Spike Lee weds Tonya Lewis

Director Spike Lee
Spike Lee
  • Oct 3 Evangelist Tammy Faye Bakker (52) weds Roe Messner (58)
  • Oct 8 Queen Elizabeth's nephew Viscount Linley (32) weds Serena Stanhope (24)
  • Oct 10 Ted Kennedy Jr (32) weds psychiatrist Katherine Gershman (34)

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 16 NFL coach Don Shula (63) weds second wife Mary Anne Stephens at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Miami Beach

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • Oct 22 Actor James Coburn (65) weds Paula Murad (37)
  • Nov 6 Actress Allison Angrim (32) weds Robert Schoonover (44)
  • Nov 13 "Ladyhawke" actress Michelle Pfeiffer (35) weds television writer and producer David E. Kelley (37) in Santa Barbara, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 20 Actor Luke Perry (27) weds Minnie Sharp (24) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills

Actor Luke Perry
Luke Perry
  • Nov 26 Political strategist for President Clinton's campaign and political commentator James Carville (49) weds Republican political pundit Mary Matalin (40) in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Nov 27 Actress Teri Garr (44) weds building contractor John O'Neil (42) at the Twin Dolphins Hotel in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 3 Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (31) weds Charisse Simon (26)

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Dec 5 Newhart actor William Sanderson (47) weds Sharon Wix (39)

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 11 Canada's PM Stephen Harper (34) weds Laureen Teskey (30)

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 17 Tennis star Boris Becker (26) weds designer Barbara Feltus (27)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 20 Businessman Donald Trump (47) weds former model Marla Maples (30) at Trump Plaza Hotel

Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 26 Comedian Rodney Dangerfield (72) weds Joan Child (41) at Silver Bells Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • Dec 27 Actress Teri Garr (44) weds John O'Neil (42)
  • Dec 30 Singer Deni Hines (22) weds INXS guitarist Kirk Pengilly (35)
  • Dec 31 Loveboat actress Jill Whelan (27) weds Brad St John (33)

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 31 Actor and host Wayne Brady (21) weds Diana Lasso in Orlando

Famous Divorces

  • Mar 2 Novelist Salman Rushdie (Satanic Verses) divorces Marianne Wiggins
  • Mar 5 Former Wash DC Mayor Marion Barry divorces his wife Effi

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 22 Tennis star Bjorn Borg divorces Loredana Berte

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • Apr 23 Motley Crue's Mike Mars files for divorce from Emi-Canyn
  • Jun 23 Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman) files for divorce from Lawrence Mortorff
  • Jul 20 Joe Petruzzi files for divorce from Annabella Sciorra (Jungle Fever)
  • Aug 11 Director Oliver Stone files for divorce from Elizabeth
  • Oct 15 Guardian Angel Lisa Evers Sliwa files for divorce from Curtis Sliwa

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 15 Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (31) divorces Lisa Andrews after more than 8 years of marriage

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Nov 4 Nia Peeples files for divorce from Howard Hewett
  • Nov 16 James Carrey files for divorce from Melissa

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 730

  • Jan 1 June Clayworth, actress (Bodyguard, Criminal Court), dies of lymphoma
  • Jan 1 Phyllis Hill, actress (Singing in the Dark), dies of lung cancer at 72
  • Jan 3 Peter Brocco, blacklisted in the 1950's, dies of heart attack at 89
  • Jan 3 Johnny Most, American sports announcer (b. 1923)
  • Jan 4 Daniel H Craven, South African rugby coach, dies
  • Jan 4 Joe Keenan, actor (Conviction of Kitty Dodd), dies of cancer at 69
  • Jan 4 Charles Bridgford, Australian politician
  • Jan 5 George L George, Russian/US journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
  • Jan 5 Henk Knol, Suriname MP (PvdA), dies at 61
  • Jan 5 Jennifer Raine Bissell, daughter of Alan Napier, dies 60
  • Jan 5 Juan Benet Goitia, Spanish writer (Herrumbrosas Lanzas), dies at 65
  • Jan 5 Klaas Wiersma, Dutch sec of Justice (VVD), dies
  • Jan 5 Leonce Gras, Flemish singer/conductor, dies at 84
  • Jan 5 Nyamuisi Muvingi, Zaire minister of Culture, murdered
  • Jan 5 Ronnie Welsh, actor (Patterns), dies of brain cancer at 52
  • Jan 5 Westley A Dodd, US murderer, 1st hanging in US since 1965
  • Jan 6 Elisabeth, arch duch of Austria/princess of Liechtenstein, dies at 70
  • Jan 6 John B "Dizzy" Gillespe, blues trumpeter, dies of cancer at 75
  • Jan 6 Rudolph Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (Kirov), dies of AIDS at 54
  • Jan 7 Richard Branda, actor (2 Minute Warning), dies of colon cancer at 57
  • Jan 8 Asif Nawaz, Pakistani general, dies
  • Jan 8 Hakija Turajlic, Bosnian vice-premier, murdered
  • Jan 8 Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Syncope), dies at 63
  • Jan 9 Alois Brunner, German/Syrian commandant of KZ-Lower Drancy, dies
  • Jan 9 Felix Grucci, fireworks expert, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • Jan 9 Sir Paul Hasluck, Governor-General of Australia (b. 1905)
  • Jan 10 Diana Adams, ballerina, dies
  • Jan 10 Noorjahan Begum, "adulterous" wife in Bangladesh, stoned to death
  • Jan 11 Lacey Fosburgh, author (Closing Time), dies of breast cancer at 50
  • Jan 12 Carles Mira, Spanish director (Que Nos Quiten Lo Bailao), dies at 45
  • Jan 13 Rene Pleven, PM of France (1950-51, 51-52), dies
  • Jan 13 Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian composer (b. 1907)
  • Jan 14 Elisabeth A de Vreugd, chambermaid for Dutch Queen, dies at 98
  • Jan 14 Manfred Lachs, Polish lawyer (Intl Court of Justice), dies
  • Jan 15 Henry Iba, basketball coach, dies at 88
  • Jan 15 Huub H Jacobse, Dutch MP (VVD), dies at 68
  • Jan 15 Ken Cory, dies of AIDS at 51
  • Jan 15 Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (b. 1913)
  • Jan 16 Florence Desmond, [Dawson], actress (Sally in Our Alley), dies at 87
  • Jan 16 Glenn Corbett, US actor (Shenandoah, Chisum, Midway), dies at 63
  • Jan 16 Sathasivam Krishnakumar, Sri Lanka commander, commits suicide
  • Jan 16 Jón Páll Sigmarsson, Icelandic strength athlete (b. 1960)
  • Jan 17 Ger ter Horst, Dutch soccer trainer (Sparta), dies
  • Jan 17 Albert Hourani, English historian (b. 1915)
  • Jan 18 M Eleonore Lippits, 1st Dutch female missionary doctor, dies at 85
  • Jan 18 Mia Meijer, Dutch playwright/director (Machine Child), dies
  • Jan 18 Mike Templeton, 2nd person to receive a heart pump, dies at 34
  • Jan 18 Eleanor Hibbert, British author (b. 1906)
  • Jan 19 Chris Street, basketball player, dies at 20
  • Jan 19 Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer (World Press Photo), dies at 72
  • Jan 19 Reginald Lewis, CEO (Beatrice), dies of brain cancer at 50
  • Jan 19 William LeMassena, actor (All that Jazz), dies of lung cancer at 76

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 20 Audrey Hepburn, actress (Roman Holiday), dies of colon cancer at 63

  • Jan 20 Joseph Anthony [Deuster], US director/actor (Rainmaker), dies at 80
  • Jan 20 Mercer McCleod, entertainer, dies of heart failure at 86
  • Jan 21 Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 22 Alexander Bodon, Hung-Dutch architect (RAI, Dollywood), dies at 86
  • Jan 22 Charlie Gehringer, baseball player, dies at 89
  • Jan 22 Kobo Abe, Japanese writer (Wife in the Sand), dies at 68
  • Jan 22 Maria Vlamynck, Flemish author, dies at 75
  • Jan 23 Dudley Stevens, entertainer, dies of AIDS at 57
  • Jan 23 Thomas A Dorsey, jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 24 Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American supreme court justice (1967-91), dies 84

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • Jan 24 Ugur Mumcu, Turkish journalist (Cumhuriyet Murder), dies
  • Jan 26 Axel Von Dem Bussche, German aristocrat, dies
  • Jan 26 Jan Gies, Dutch resistance fighter (helped Anne Frank), dies at 87
  • Jan 26 Robert Jacobsen, Danish sculptor (large iron sculptures), dies at 80
  • Jan 26 Jeanne Sauvé, Governor-General of Canada (b. 1922)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 27 André the Giant, WWF wrestler, dies of congestive heart failure at 49

Professional Wrestler André the Giant
Professional Wrestler
André the Giant
  • Jan 28 Aben Kandel, screenwriter (Dinner at 8), dies of heart failure at 96
  • Jan 28 John Steadman, actor (Gator, Fade to Black), dies of lung ailment 83
  • Jan 29 Hank Werba, [Herman Werblowski], US journalist (Variety), dies at 79
  • Jan 29 Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies
  • Jan 30 Taikichiro Mori, Japanese real estate developer, dies at 88
  • Feb 3 Karel Goeyvaerts, Flemish composer (8 Horse Bet), dies at 69
  • Feb 5 Jack Young, cricketer (8 Tests for England 1947-49, 17 wickets), dies
  • Feb 5 Joseph L Mankiewicz, US writer/director (All about Eve), dies at 83
  • Feb 5 Tip Tipping, [Tim], stuntman, dies in sky-diving accident at 34
  • Feb 5 Marcel Léger, Quebec politician (b. 1930)
  • Feb 6 Frances Hunt, actress (You're a Sweetheart), dies of stroke at 77

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 6 Arthur Ashe, tennis star (Wimbledon 1975), dies of AIDS at 49

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • Feb 7 W Sybout A Colenbrander, Dutch historian/journalist, dies at 82
  • Feb 8 Casper van den Berg, Dutch poet (Fashionable inconvenience), dies
  • Feb 8 Douglas Heyes, director/writer (Kitten with a Whip), dies at 73
  • Feb 8 Eliot Janeway, financial columnist (Eliot Doomsday), dies at 80
  • Feb 8 Franz Schnyder, Swiss director (10th of May), dies at 82
  • Feb 8 Paul Brickhill, Dutch/US WW II pilot/physician, dies
  • Feb 8 N. Shanmugathasan, Sri Lankan communist leader
  • Feb 9 David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service), dies at 54
  • Feb 9 Kate Wilkinson, actress (Clara-Another World), dies of cancer at 76
  • Feb 9 Nasrullah Mansoor, Afghan guerilla leader/governor of Paktia, dies
  • Feb 10 John Grossman, Czech director (Process, Revisor), dies
  • Feb 10 Joy Garrett, actress (Days of Our Live), dies of liver failure at 47
  • Feb 10 Maurice Bourges-Maunoury, PM of France (1957), dies
  • Feb 10 Fred Hollows, New Zealand ophthalmologist (b. 1929)
  • Feb 11 George A Stephen, inventor (Weber Kettle Grill), dies at 71
  • Feb 11 Joy Garrett, actress (Days of Our Lives), dies of liver failure
  • Feb 11 Oksana Kostina, Russian gymnist, dies in an auto accident
  • Feb 12 James Bulger, English child abducted, tortured and beaten to death at 2, by 10 year old boys
  • Feb 13 Agatha Hagtingius-Seger, Dutch author (Sparkles Chain), dies at 91