What Happened in 1996

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 656

  • Jan 1 After 27 years, Betty Rubble debuts as a Flintstone vitamin
  • Jan 1 Curacao gains limited form of self rule (Status Aparte)
  • Jan 1 82nd Rose Bowl: #17 Southern California beats #3 Northwestern, 41-32
  • Jan 1 62nd Orange Bowl: #6 Florida State beats #8 Notre Dame, 31-26
  • Jan 2 The US deploys troops in Northern Bosnia with the intention of maintaining order and peace between Bosnian Serbs and Muslims
  • Jan 2 25th Fiesta Bowl: #1 Nebraska beats #2 Florida, 62-24
  • Jan 3 The first flip phone, the Motorola StarTAC, goes on sale
  • Jan 4 "Father" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 52 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 5 Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula announces his retirement

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • Jan 5 Muralitharan no-balled for throwing in ODI v WI at the Gabba
  • Jan 5 Hamas operative Yahya Ayyash is killed by an Israeli-planted booby-trapped cell phone.
  • Jan 6 Record £42 million ($65.2 million) British lottery won by 3 people (2-3-4-13-42-44)
  • Jan 7 "Crazy after You" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 1622 performances
  • Jan 7 "Fool Moon" closes at Ambassador Theater NYC after * performances
  • Jan 7 16th United Negro College Fund raises $12,600,000
  • Jan 8 Blizzard buries eastern US causing at least 50 deaths
  • Jan 8 For 1st time in 25 years no one is elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Jan 9 First episode of "Third Rock from the Sun" screened on NBC
  • Jan 10 Israel frees hundreds of Palestinian prisoners

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 10 Jimmy Johnson announced as new coach of Miami Dolphins

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson
  • Jan 10 King Hussein of Jordan visits Israel
  • Jan 11 Space Shuttle STS 72 (Endeavour 10), launches into space
  • Jan 11 Haiti becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • Jan 12 Russian troops arrived in Bosnia (joint operation with US)
  • Jan 14 "Holiday" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • Jan 14 "Swinging On a Star" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 97 performances
  • Jan 14 Liselotte Neumann wins Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Golf Champions
  • Jan 14 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Indianapolis Colts 20-16
  • Jan 14 NFC Championship Game: Dallas Cowboys beat Green Bay Packers 38-27
  • Jan 17 The Czech Republic applies for membership of the European Union.
  • Jan 17 Iraq agrees to talks concerning a UN plan to allow for the Iraqi sale of $1 billion of oil; proceeds from the sale would be used for humanitarian purposes
  • Jan 18 Baseball owners unanimously approve interleague play in 1997
  • Jan 19 NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
  • Jan 20 46th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 5-4 at Fleet Center Boston
  • Jan 20 Australia defeat Sri Lanka 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup
  • Jan 20 US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
  • Jan 20 WPAT FM NYC radio station switches to English-Spanish format

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 21 53rd Golden Globes: Sense and Sensibility, Nicolas Cage, & Sharon Stone win

Actor Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • Jan 21 Karrie Webb wins LPGA HealthSouth Inaugural Golf Tournament
  • Jan 21 US male Figure Skating championship won by Rudy Galindo
  • Jan 23 Chris Cairns scores 120, 96 balls, 10x4, 9x6 in Test NZ v Zim
  • Jan 23 The first version of the Java programming language was released.
  • Jan 26 "Les Miserables" opens at Musichall Theatre, Duisburg
  • Jan 27 15 day old conjoined twins separate:Sarah Morales survives, Sarahi dies
  • Jan 27 Catherine Roskam becomes the 1st NY female Episcopal bishop
  • Jan 27 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • Jan 27 Germany celebrates its 1st Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • Jan 27 Shiv Chanderpaul scores 303* for Guyana v Jamaica at Kingston
  • Jan 27 Colonel Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara deposes the first democratically elected president of Niger, Mahamane Ousmane, in a military coup.
  • Jan 28 "Hello Dolly!" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 118 performances
  • Jan 28 Super Bowl XXX: Dallas Cowboys beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17 in Tempe Super Bowl MVP:

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 28 84th Men's Australian Open: Boris Becker beats Michael Chang (6-2, 6-4, 2-6, 6-2)

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 28 84th Women's Australian Open: Monica Seles beats Anke Huber (6-4, 6-1)

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Anke Huber
Tennis Player
Anke Huber
  • Jan 28 12th Sundance Film Festival: "Welcome to the Dollhouse" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 29 23rd American Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • Jan 29 Last day of Test cricket for David Boon
  • Jan 29 6,138th performance of "Cats" is held in London, surpassing record of Broadway's longest-running musical, "A Chorus Line"
  • Jan 29 La Fenice, Venice's opera house, is destroyed by fire.
  • Jan 29 France will no longer test nuclear weapons, its president Jacques Chirac says, following international outcry over tests in the Pacific
  • Jan 30 Gino Gallagher, the suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army, is killed while waiting in line for his unemployment benefit.
  • Jan 30 Commander of the U.S. Fifth Fleet Scott Redd states that Iran test-fired a new anti-ship missile near the Strait of Hormuz
  • Jan 31 50 people die and many more injured in a suicide bombing in Sri Lanka by separatist Tamil Tigers
  • Feb 1 The Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
  • Feb 2 Ali Landry, 22, (Louisiana), crowned 45th Miss USA
  • Feb 4 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 20-13
  • Feb 5 British supermarket chains stock genetically modified tomato puree - the first GM food to be sold in the country
  • Feb 6 Heidi Fleiss scheduled to begin her 7 year jail sentence
  • Feb 8 NFL & Cleveland allows Art Modell to move his NFL franchise to Balt but he had to leave the Browns' name behind
  • Feb 8 The U.S. Congress passes the Communications Decency Act.
  • Feb 8 The massive Internet collaboration "24 Hours in Cyberspace" takes place.
  • Feb 9 WYNY-FM in NYC changes calls to WKTU-FM
  • Feb 9 The Irish Republican Army declares the end of its 18 month ceasefire shortly followed by a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf.
  • Feb 10 IBM computer Deep Blue becomes the first computer to win a game of chess against a reigning (human) chess champion, Gary Kasparov
  • Feb 10 A bomb explodes in Docklands area of London, ending the 17-month ceasefire; James McArdle is eventually found guilty and jailed for 25 years
  • Feb 11 46th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 129-118 at San Antonio

Sport awardSports Awards

Feb 12 4th ESPY Awards: Cal Ripken, Rebecca Lobo win

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • Feb 13 Howard Stern announces he will be making the film "Private Parts"
  • Feb 13 Rock musical "Rent" by Jonathan Larson opens off-Broadway

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 13 Rapper Tupac Shakur releases his 4th studio album 'All Eyez on Me'

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur
  • Feb 15 Mortar attack on the US Embassy in Athens, Greece.

Sports record brokenNFL Record

Feb 15 Bill Belichick is fired by the Cleveland Browns, finishing his Cleveland coaching career with a record of 36-44

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 15 American boxer Tommy Morrison announces he has contracted HIV

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • Feb 15 46th Berlin International Film Festival: "Sense and Sensibility" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 16 Gary Kirsten scores 188* for South Africa v UAE at Rawalpindi
  • Feb 17 1st full ODI for the Netherlands, v NZ, cricket World Cup Nolan Clarke makes ODI debut for Netherlands at age 47
  • Feb 17 Garry Kasparov defeats Deep Blue 4-2 in chess

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 18 1st full ODI for Kenya, Cricket World Cup v India: Sachin Tendulkar scores 127*

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
  • Feb 18 38th Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett wins (154.308 MPH)
  • Feb 19 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in York PA on WQXA 105.7 FM
  • Feb 21 Soyuz TM-23, launched into orbit
  • Feb 22 "Bus Stop" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances
  • Feb 22 STS 75 (Columbia 19), launches into orbit
  • Feb 23 Mark Waugh scores 130 in World Cup vs Kenya, 207 w/brother Steve
  • Feb 23 Rajindra Dhanraj takes 9-97 for Trinidad against Leeward Islands

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 23 "Trainspotting" directed by Danny Boyle based on the book by Irvine Welsh, starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle and Jonny Lee Miller opens in cinemas in the UK and Ireland

  • Feb 24 Cuba downs 2 US planes
  • Feb 24 Meg Mallon wins LPGA Cup o' Noodles Hawaiian Ladies Golf Open
  • Feb 24 The last occurrence of February 24 as a leap day in the European Union and for the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Feb 25 "Father" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 52 performances
  • Feb 25 Rajindra Dhanraj takes 16-167 in match Trinidad v Leeward Is

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Mary Gibbs, American child actress
  • Jan 5 Max Baldry, English actor
  • Jan 7 Abbey Speakman, England, born 19 days after her twin sister
  • Jan 12 Sarah Morales, Mexico, Siamese twin (survived)
  • Jan 12 Sarahi Morales, Mexico, Siamese twin (died on Jan 27, 1996)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 15 Dove Cameron, American actress ("Liv and Maddie"), born in Seattle, Washington

Actress Dove Cameron
Dove Cameron
  • Jan 29 Megan Jossa, English actress
  • Feb 7 Mai Hagiwara, Japanese singer
  • Feb 9 Jimmy Bennett, American actor
  • Feb 17 Sasha Pieterse, South African child actress
  • Mar 6 Savanah Stehlin, American actress
  • Mar 8 Lorna Fitzgerald, English actress
  • Mar 9 Darsheel Safary, Youngest Indian actor to win filmfare award for best performance
  • Mar 18 Madeline Carroll, American actress
  • Apr 14 Abigail Breslin, American child actress
  • Apr 17 Dee Dee Davis, American actress
  • Apr 18 Alexey Zhigalkovich, Belarusian Singer
  • Apr 25 Allisyn Ashley Arm, American child actress
  • May 6 Dominic Scott Kay, American actor
  • May 9 Mary Matilyn Mouser, American child actress
  • May 24 Matthew Eappen, baby killed by nanny Louise Woodward, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 26 Austin Michael Luciano, actor (Dante Carlino-Another World)
  • Jun 23 Charlie Jones, British actor

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 5 Dolly the Sheep, first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell born in Scotland

  • Jul 23 Rachel G. Fox, American actress
  • Aug 7 Tessa Allen, American actress
  • Aug 17 Ella Cruz, Filipina actress
  • Aug 21 Jamia Simone Nash, American singer and actress
  • Sep 8 Krystal Reyes, Filipina actress
  • Sep 27 Iman bint Al Abdullah II, princess of Jordan
  • Sep 27 Daeg Faerch, Danish-born Canadian actor
  • Sep 28 Celeste & Johnny Edison, Assyria & Pele's twins, boy & girl
  • Oct 3 Adair Tishler, American child actress
  • Oct 14 Lourdes Marie Ciccone Leon, daughter of singer Madonna
  • Oct 26 Pasaye, Palatine Ill, twin born 92 days before his brother (Jan 26)
  • Oct 28 Naelee Rae, American actress
  • Oct 28 Jasmine Jessica Anthony, American actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 7 Lorde [Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor], New Zealand singer (Royals), born in Auckland, New Zealand

Singer Lorde
  • Nov 9 Cheyenne Pyle, California, youngest heart transplant patient (90 mins old)
  • Dec 19 Paige Speakman, England, born 19 days before her twin sister

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 27 "ER" TV actress Yvette Freeman (39) weds musical director Lawny Hartley (49) in Dunleith, Delaware
  • Feb 14 Secretary of Defense and former US Senator William Cohen of Maine (56) weds Black Entertainment Television host Janet Langhart (54) at United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 14 Singer Prince (Rogers Nelson) (37) weds belly dancer Mayte Garcia (22) in Minneapolis

  • Feb 15 Chinese actress Gong Li (30) weds Singapore-born businessman Ooi Hoe Seong (46) at Singapore's Registry of Marriages
  • Feb 29 Fashion designer Nicole Miller (44) weds Kim Taipale (42) in the office of New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 16 Sportscaster Pat Summerall (65) weds Cherilyn Burns in Florida

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • Mar 24 Former Atlanta mayor and UN ambassador Andrew Young (64) weds Carolyn Watson (49) in South Africa

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 28 Actress Angelina Jolie (20) weds actor Jonny Lee Miller

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 31 Actor and director Clint Eastwood (65) weds news anchor Dina Ruiz (30) in Las Vegas

Actor and Director Clint Eastwood
Actor and Director
Clint Eastwood

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 11 Actor Hugh Jackman (27) weds actress Deborra-Lee Furness (41) at St. John's in Toorak, Victoria

  • Apr 12 Actor and filmmaker Dennis Hopper (60) weds actress Victoria Duffy (29) at Boston's Old South Church
  • Apr 16 Singer Judy Collins (57) weds industrial designer Louis Nelson (59) at Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City
  • Apr 27 Soap opera actor Lorenzo Lamas (38) weds Playboy model and actress Shauna Sand (24) in Rockland County, New York
  • Apr 27 Romanian gymnast and three-time Olympic gold medalist Nadia Comaneci (35) weds gymnast champion Bart Conner (38) in Bucharest, Romania

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 27 Actress Robin Wright Penn (30) weds actor Sean Penn (35) in Santa Monica, California

  • May 1 Actress and talk show host Kelly Ripa (26) weds film actor Mark Consuelos (25) in Las Vegas
  • May 4 Actor-producer Forest Whitaker (35) weds actress-model Keisha Nash (23) in Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • May 4 "CSI Miami" actor David Caruso (40) weds flight attendant Margaret Buckley (33)
  • May 11 Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley (39) weds retail store designer Bill Keenan (43) at Manhattan City Hall in New York

HeartWedding of Interest

May 14 Actor Antonio Banderas (35) weds actress Melanie Griffith (38) at the Westminster register office in London

  • May 15 Auto racing champ-turned-TV commentator Danny Sullivan (46) weds former Manhattan financial planner Brenda Bosveld (33) in Monte Carlo, Monaco
  • May 18 NFL Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly (36) weds former marketing director Jill Waggoner (27) at St. Christopher's Catholic Church in suburban Buffalo
  • May 18 "As the World Turns" actor Shawn Christian (30) weds personal trainer Deborah Quinn in Gun Lake, Michigan

HeartWedding of Interest

May 18 Heavyweight boxer Tommy Morrison (27) weds Dawn Freeman

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • May 25 Actress Kelley Menighan (29) weds actor-singer Jon Hensley (31) in Chicago, Illinois
  • May 26 "Seinfield" actor-comedian Wayne Knight (41) weds makeup artist Paula Sutor (44) in Pacific Palisades, California
  • May 27 "Crosby, Stills & Nash" Rock and Roll Hall of Famer guitarist Stephen Stills (51) weds recording-studio manager Kristen Hathaway (30) at the Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach, Florida
  • Jun 8 Lyricist and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager (52) weds former chairman of Warner Bros. Robert Daly (60) in Bel Air, California
  • Jun 16 Soap opera actress-singer Kassie Wesley (35) weds James De Paiva (39) in Morganfield, Kentucky
  • Jun 22 "Full House" actress Candace Cameron (20) weds Montreal Canadiens hockey player Valeri Bure (22) at the Church of the Valle in Van Nuys, California
  • Jun 23 Five-time Olympic speed skater gold medalist Bonnie Blair (32) weds four-time Olympian Dave Cruikshank (27) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 23 "Amadeus" actor Tom Hulce (42) weds Italian artist Cecilia Ermini
  • Jun 26 Actor Kiefer Sutherland (29) weds model Elizabeth Kelly Winn (34)
  • Jul 14 "Green Bay Packer" quarterback Brett Favre (26) weds Deanna Tynes (27) at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Jul 20 Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters (48) weds investment adviser Michael Wittenberg (34) in Millbrook, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 8 NBA Rockets star Hakeem Olajuwon (33) weds Dalia Asafi (18) in Houston, Texas

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 17 Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (72) weds Grace Marufu (31) at Kutama College in Mashonaland West, Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwean President
Robert Mugabe
  • Aug 24 Actress-model Vendela (30) weds Norwegian politician Olaf Thommessen (30) in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Sep 1 Presidential daughter Amy Carter (29), the only child of former U.S President Jimmy Carter weds computer consultant Jim Wentzel (28) in Plains, Georgia
  • Sep 4 Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft (44) weds musician and musical director Colin Freeman (30) at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, United Kingdom
  • Sep 7 Five-foot-eleven model-actress Eva Herzigova (23) weds Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres (43) in Sea Bright, New Jersey
  • Sep 14 Actress Liz Keifer (33) weds Robert Convertino (41) at Rihga Royal Hotel in New York City
  • Sep 21 Supermodel Christie Brinkey marries for 4th time to Peter Cook

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 21 Elder son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and magazine publisher John F. Kennedy Jr. (35) weds Caroline Bisset (30) at the wood-frame Brack Chapel of the First African Baptist Church in Cumberland Island, Georgia

Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr.
Publisher and Lawyer
John F. Kennedy Jr.
  • Sep 23 Actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) weds "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) in Malibu
  • Sep 23 Oscar-nominated actor of "The Buddy Holly Story" Gary Busey (52) weds former stuntwoman from Dallas Tiani Warden (29) at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 4 Former undisputed boxing heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield (34) weds Janice Itson (34) at Glynn Wedding Chapel in nearby Fayetteville

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 6 American country singer Faith Hill (44) weds singer and actor Tim McGraw (45) in Rayville, Louisiana

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • Oct 19 "Rescue Me" actor-comedian Lenny Clarke (43) weds former TV producer Jennifer Miller (31) at Martha's Vineyard in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 23 American caricaturist Al Hirshfeld (93) weds Louise Kerz

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 25 Singer-dancer Paula Abdul (33) weds sportswear designer Brad Beckerman (30) at Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 13 "A Room With A View" actor Daniel Day-Lewis (39) weds "Personal Velocity: Three Portraits" screenwriter Rebecca Miller (34) in Vermont

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 14 King of Pop Michael Jackson (38) weds Debbie Rowe (38) in Sydney, Australia

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Nov 16 "What Part of No" country singer Lorrie Morgan (37) weds singer Jon Randall (29) in Nashville

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 16 Golf champ Phil Mickelson (26) weds Amy McBride

  • Nov 23 Actor and comedian Chris Rock (31) weds founder and executive director of StyleWorks Malaak Compton
  • Nov 30 Multimillionaire and top-selling female suspense novelist Mary Higgins Clark (67) weds Merrill Lynch Futures retired CEO John Conheeney (67) in Saddle River, New Jersey
  • Nov 30 "All My Children" actress-model Eva LaRue (29) weds John Callahan (42) under a 500-year-old banyan tree at Koele in Lanai, Hawaii
  • Dec 1 Model-actress Angie Everhart (27) weds actor Ashley Hamilton (22) at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles
  • Dec 7 Former Tennessee Republican Senator Howard Baker (71) weds retired Kansas GOP Senator Nancy Kassebaum (64) in Washington, D.C.

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 21 Famous singer Lionel Richie (47) weds clothing designer Diane Alexander (30) at Metropolitan Club in New York

  • Dec 30 "The Last Emperor" Chinese actress Vivian Wu (30) weds producer-director Oscar Costo (43) in Shanghai, China

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 18 Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce from Michael Jackson in NY

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 22 Actress Halle Berry files for divorce from David Justice

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 19 Winnie Mandela divorces Nelson Mandela after 38 years of marrage

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

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 15 Prince Charles & Princess Diana sign divorce papers

His Royal Highness Prince Charles
His Royal Highness
Prince Charles
Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 1,166

  • Jan 1 Arleigh Albert Burke, US Admiral, dies at 94
  • Jan 1 Arthur Rudolph, rocket Engineer, dies at 89
  • Jan 1 Hamish Imlach, folk singer/comic, dies at 55
  • Jan 2 Sydney Thompson, rock Climber, dies at 81
  • Jan 2 Thornton Page, astrophysicist, dies at 82
  • Jan 2 Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist (b. 1915)
  • Jan 3 Geoffrey Pardoe, engineer, dies at 67
  • Jan 3 Terence Tenison Cuneo, artist, dies at 88
  • Jan 4 Ramon Vinay, operatic tenor/baritone, dies at 83
  • Jan 4 Roy McKelvie, soldier/sports writer, dies at 83
  • Jan 5 Jay Morris Arena, inventor/pediatrician, dies at 86
  • Jan 5 Joseph Daniel White, singer/bandleader, dies at 84
  • Jan 5 Lincoln Kirstein, ballet administrator, dies at 88
  • Jan 5 Richard Versaille, tenor, dies at 63
  • Jan 6 Duane Hanson, American sculptor and artist, dies at 70
  • Jan 6 Henry Lennox d'Aubigny Hopkinson, diplomat/politician, dies at 94
  • Jan 6 John Phillipps Kenyon, historian/teacher, dies at 68
  • Jan 6 Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, musician, dies at 80
  • Jan 7 James Holland, artist/exhibition organiser, dies at 90
  • Jan 7 Karoly Grosz, PM of Hungry (1987-88), dies at 65
  • Jan 7 Robley D Evans, nuclear physicist, dies at 88
  • Jan 7 Seton Howard Frederick Lloyd, English Archaeologist, dies at 93
  • Jan 7 Tarō Okamoto, Japanese avant-garde artist (b. 1911)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 8 Francois Mitterrand, President of France (1981-95), dies of cancer at 79

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand
  • Jan 8 Kurt Schmucker, member (Union of Christian Democrats), dies
  • Jan 8 William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, musician/songwriter, dies at 52
  • Jan 8 Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic (b. 1907)
  • Jan 9 Fearless Mary Nadia Wadia, actress, dies at 88
  • Jan 9 Kurt Schmucker, German RFA minister of Economy (1963-66), dies
  • Jan 9 Michael Lynn Synar, politician, dies at 45
  • Jan 10 Alexander Robertus, organic chemist, dies at 88
  • Jan 10 Arthur Sydney Martin, spycatcher, dies at 81
  • Jan 11 Eric Hebborn, artist/faker, dies at 61
  • Jan 11 Harold Walter Bailey, philologist, dies at 96
  • Jan 11 Hubert Nicholson, poet/novelist, dies at 87
  • Jan 11 Ike Isaacs, Burnese-born jazz guitarist, dies at 76
  • Jan 12 Edmund Happold, engineer, dies at 65
  • Jan 12 John Howard Purnell, scientist, dies at 70
  • Jan 12 Peggy Braithwaite, lighthouse-keeper, dies at 76
  • Jan 12 Joachim Nitsche, German mathematician (b. 1926)
  • Jan 13 Denise Grey, [Edouardine Verthuy], actress (Julietta), dies at 99
  • Jan 13 Willian Myuon Bany Guerrilla leader, dies
  • Jan 14 Eric Briault, educationalist, dies at 84
  • Jan 14 Pamelo Mounk'a, musician, dies at 50
  • Jan 15 Les Baxter, singer/orchestra leader/composer (Born Again), dies at 73
  • Jan 15 Moshoeshoe II, King of Lesotho (1966-90), dies at 51
  • Jan 15 Richard Charles Cobb, historian, dies at 78
  • Jan 16 Harry Potts, footballer/manager, dies at 75
  • Jan 16 Kaye Webb, publisher, dies at 81
  • Jan 16 Marcia Davenport, American author and music critic (b. 1903)
  • Jan 17 Barbara Charline Jordan, politician, dies at 59
  • Jan 17 Charles Henry Madge, poet writer/sociologist, dies at 83
  • Jan 17 Giles William Playfair, writer, dies at 85
  • Jan 17 John Adrian Hope, politician/businessman, dies at 83
  • Jan 17 Robert Covington, drummer/singer, dies at 54
  • Jan 17 Amber Hagerman, American namesake of the Amber Alert system (b. 1986)
  • Jan 17 Mostafa Sid Ahmed, Sudanese singer (b. 1953)
  • Jan 18 Leonor Fini, Argentine artist, dies at 87
  • Jan 18 Minnesota Fats, [Rudolf Wanderone Jr], billiard hustler, dies at 82
  • Jan 18 N T Rama Rao, PM of Andhra Pradesh India (1983-84, 84-89, 94-95), dies
  • Jan 18 Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao, Indian actor (b. 1923)
  • Jan 18 Jos Kunst, Dutch composer, dies at 60
  • Jan 19 Bernard Baily, comic artist, dies at 79
  • Jan 19 Donald Simpson, film producer, dies at 52
  • Jan 19 Harold Wolpe, sociologist lawyer/South African activist, dies at 70
  • Jan 20 Buster Benton, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 63
  • Jan 20 David Robin Francis Guy Greville, 8th Duke of Warwick, dies at 61
  • Jan 20 Ellis Hillman, politician, dies at 68
  • Jan 20 Gerald Joseph Mulligan, baritone saxophonist/composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 20 Liesbeth Askonas, concert agent, dies at 83
  • Jan 20 Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic, dies at 85
  • Jan 20 Sidney Korshak, lawyer, dies at 87
  • Jan 21 Roman Ciesiewicz, artist/graphic designer, dies at 65
  • Jan 21 Sam Green, industrialist/inventor, dies at 88
  • Jan 21 René Marc Jalbert, sergeant-at-Arms at the National Assembly of Quebec (b. 1921)
  • Jan 22 Edward Thomas, historian/intelligence expert, dies at 77
  • Jan 22 Efua Theodore Sutherland, writer, dies at 71
  • Jan 22 Mabel Leigh, potter, dies at 80
  • Jan 22 Yisrael Eldad, extremist politician, dies at 85
  • Jan 23 John Mackin, programmer, dies at 36
  • Jan 23 Norman MacCaig, Scottish poet, dies at 85
  • Jan 23 Shirley Carter Burden, patrician, dies at 54
  • Jan 24 Sandor Iharos, athlete, dies at 65
  • Jan 24 Ursula Heathcote Nicholls, campaigner, dies at 75
  • Jan 25 Jonathan Larson, composer, dead Aortic aneurysm at 35
  • Jan 25 Ruth Berghaus, choreographer/director, dies at 68
  • Jan 26 David Schultz, wrestler (Oly-Gold-84), killed by John Du Pont
  • Jan 26 Harold Brodkey, writer, dies at 65
  • Jan 26 Henry Jay Lewis, conductor, dies at 63
  • Jan 26 Georg Alexander, Duke of Mecklenburg, head of the House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1921)
  • Jan 26 Stevie Plunder, Australian musician (b. 1963)
  • Jan 27 Barbara Skelton, writer, dies at 79
  • Jan 27 John Patrick Sutton Ludlow, actor (Agatha), dies at 93
  • Jan 27 Julian Hill, research chemist, dies at 91
  • Jan 27 Olga Havlova, political activist, dies at 63
  • Jan 27 Ralph Webster Yarborough, politician, dies at 92
  • Jan 27 Tommy Mitchell, cricket (Derbyshire leg-spin, 5 Tests for Eng), dies
  • Jan 28 Burne Hogarth, strip-cartoon artist, dies at 84
  • Jan 28 Dan Duva, boxing promoter, dies at 44
  • Jan 28 Jerry Siegel, comic book writer (Superman), dies at 81