What Happened in 1997

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 834

  • Jan 1 The Republic of Zaïre officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Zaïre.
  • Jan 1 83rd Rose Bowl: #4 Ohio State beats #2 Arizona State, 20-17
  • Jan 1 26th Fiesta Bowl: #7 Penn State beats #20 Texas, 38-15
  • Jan 2 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Columbus OH on WBZX 99.7 FM
  • Jan 2 63rd Sugar Bowl: #3 Florida beats #1 Florida State, 52-20
  • Jan 3 Bryant Gumbel co-hosted his final "Today" show on NBC-TV
  • Jan 3 Eddo Brandes takes ODI hat-trick v England at Harare
  • Jan 3 Zimbabwe clean-sweep ODI series v England 3-0
  • Jan 3 The People's Republic of China announces it will spend $US27.7 billion to fight erosion and pollution in the Yangtze and Yellow river valleys
  • Jan 5 "Juan Darien-Carnival Mass" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC
  • Jan 5 "Love Thy Neighbor" closes at Booth Theater NYC
  • Jan 5 "Show Boat" closes at Gershwin Theater NYC
  • Jan 6 "It's a Slippery Slope" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC
  • Jan 7 Newt Gingrich narrowly re-elected speaker of the US House of Representatives

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Jan 9 Heart attacks sends Frank Sinatra back to hospital

Singer/Actor Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
  • Jan 9 After 5 days missing, Tony Bullimore rescued alive after his boat capsized in Southern Ocean
  • Jan 10 "Rehersal," closes at Criterion Theater NYC
  • Jan 10 1st Comet of 1997 Discovered: Comet 1997 A1
  • Jan 10 4,000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight"
  • Jan 10 Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits
  • Jan 10 Italy's new 1,000 lire coin shows divided Germany on map

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Jan 10 Right-winger Arnoldo Aleman sworn in as president of Nicaragua

President of Nicaragua Arnoldo Aleman
President of Nicaragua
Arnoldo Aleman

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Jan 11 Martina Hingis beats Jennifer Capriati at Sydney Tennis Intl

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • Jan 11 Telstar 401 Satellite Fails

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 12 23rd People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Sandra Bullock win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Oprah Winfrey win (TV)

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
Actress Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock
Actor Tim Allen
Tim Allen
  • Jan 12 17th United Negro College Fund raises
  • Jan 12 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Tournament of Champions
  • Jan 12 HAL became operational (2001: A Space Odyssey)
  • Jan 12 Ice skater Oksana Baiul injured slightly whiled driving intoxicated
  • Jan 12 Space Shuttle STS 81 (Atlantis 18), launches into space

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 12 Tiger Woods wins Mercedes Championships

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • Jan 12 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Jacksonville Jaguars 20-6
  • Jan 12 NFC Championship Game: Green Bay Packers beat Carolina Panthers 30-13
  • Jan 13 Radical guerrillas hold 72 hostages and shoot at police outside the Japanese Embassy in Lima, Peru

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Jan 15 Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman kicks cameraman, Eugene Amosin the groin

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
  • Jan 15 Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with Mir Space Station
  • Jan 15 Diana, Princess of Wales, calls for an international ban on landmines, angering ministers in the UK
  • Jan 16 Anthony Stuart takes ODI hat-trick, Aus v Pakistan, MCG
  • Jan 17 NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely for kicking cameraman
  • Jan 18 47th NHL All-Star Game: East beat West 11-7 at San Jose Arena
  • Jan 18 In north west Rwanda, Hutu militia members kill 3 Spanish aid workers, 3 soldiers and seriously wound one other.
  • Jan 18 Boerge Ousland of Norway becomes the first person to cross Antarctica alone and unaided.
  • Jan 19 54th Golden Globes: The English Patient, Geoffrey Rush, & Brenda Blethyn win
  • Jan 19 Cerebral Palsy telethon
  • Jan 19 Michelle McGann wins LPGA Healthsouth Inaugural

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Jan 19 Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years and joins celebrations over the handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • Jan 20 Comet Hale-Bopp crosses Mars' orbit
  • Jan 20 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in New Orleans LA on KKND 106.7 FM
  • Jan 20 Pakistan defeat West Indies 2-0 to win Aust one-day Series
  • Jan 20 2nd Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Fargo wins Best Film
  • Jan 21 An inquiry in North Wales names more than 80 child abusers
  • Jan 22 Space shuttle Atlantis successfully returns to Earth
  • Jan 26 "Ideal Husband" closes at Barrymore Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • Jan 26 Brunswick World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by John Gant
  • Jan 26 Super Bowl XXXI: Green Bay Packers beat NE Patriots, 35-21 in New Orleans

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 26 85th Men's Australian Open: Pete Sampras beats Carlos Moya (6-2, 6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • Jan 26 85th Women's Australian Open: Martina Hingis beats Mary Pierce (6-2, 6-2)
  • Jan 26 13th Sundance Film Festival: "Sunday" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 27 "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" opens at Gershwin NYC

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 27 24th American Music Awards: Toni Braxton & Alanis Morissette win

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
  • Jan 30 Minuteman III launches
  • Feb 2 "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" closes at Gershwin NYC
  • Feb 2 Mark O'Meara wins Pebble Beach National Golf Pro-am
  • Feb 2 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 26-23 (OT)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 2 Scotty Bowman becomes first coach in NHL history to win 1,000 games

NHL Coach Scotty Bowman
NHL Coach
Scotty Bowman
  • Feb 3 Carl Sagan Public Memorial at Ithaca NY
  • Feb 3 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Detroit MI on WKRK 97.1 FM

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Feb 4 Mario Lemieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals

NHL Legend and Owner Mario Lemieux
NHL Legend and Owner
Mario Lemieux
  • Feb 4 US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announces she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish
  • Feb 4 En route to Lebanon, two Israeli Sikorsky CH-53 troop-transport helicopters collide in mid-air over northern Galilee, Israel killing 73.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Feb 4 After at first contesting the results, Serbian President Slobodan Milošević recognizes opposition victories in the November 1996 elections.

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic

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Feb 5 OJ Simpson found liable in the deaths of Ron Goldman & Nicole Simpson in a civil court action.

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ Simpson
  • Feb 5 3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund
  • Feb 5 Brook Lee, Hawaii, crowned 46th Miss USA (en route to Miss Universe)
  • Feb 5 Japan's Ministry of Finance announces plans to cut import tariffs on crude oil and most petroleum products
  • Feb 6 Diane Blood, 32, in England, won right to use her dead husband's sperm
  • Feb 7 US & Russia announce summit set for Helsinki, March 20-21
  • Feb 8 28th NAACP Image Awards: "A Time to Kill" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Feb 9 11th American Comedy Award: Debbie Reynolds
  • Feb 9 47th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 132-120 at Cleveland
  • Feb 9 Kelly Robbins wins LPGA Diet Dr Pepper National Pro-Am
  • Feb 9 Mark O'Meara wins Buick golf invitational
  • Feb 9 Fox cartoon series "Simpsons" airs 167th episode the longest-running animated series in cartoon history
  • Feb 10 13th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
  • Feb 10 5th ESPY Awards: Michael Johnson, Amy Van Dyken Lobo win
  • Feb 10 Comet Shoemaker-Holt 2 Closest Approach to Earth (1.9245 AU)
  • Feb 10 O J Simpson jury reaches decision on $25M in punitive damages
  • Feb 10 Soyuz TM-25 launches to the MIR
  • Feb 10 Lemrick Nelson found guilty in the fatal stabbing on Hasidic Jew Yankel Rosenbaum in Crown Heights Brooklyn in 1991

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Feb 11 Bill Parcells becomes head coach of NY Jets

NFL Coaching Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coaching Legend
Bill Parcells
  • Feb 11 STS 82 (Discovery 22) launches
  • Feb 12 Fred Goldman says he will settle for a signed murder confession from O J Simpson in lieu of his $20.5 million judgement
  • Feb 13 "Three Sisters" opens at Criterion Theater NYC
  • Feb 13 Discovery captures Hubble Space Telescope

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Feb 13 47th Berlin International Film Festival: "The People vs. Larry Flynt" wins the Golden Bear

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt
  • Feb 15 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tara Lipinski
  • Feb 15 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldridge
  • Feb 16 Paul Stankowski wins Hawaiian Golf Open
  • Feb 16 Terry-Jo Myers wins LPGA Los Angeles Women's Championship
  • Feb 16 39th Daytona 500: Jeff Gordon wins (148.295 MPH)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 9 Lauryn McClain, American actress and singer
  • Jan 26 Pasaye, Palatine Ill, twin born 92 days after his brother (Oct 26)
  • Feb 10 Chloe Moretz, American actress
  • Feb 13 Michael Jackson Jr, son of Michael Jackson
  • Mar 14 Simone Biles, American Gymnast (4 gold medals, Rio), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • Apr 13 Sloane Momsen, American actress
  • Apr 15 Maisie Williams, actress (Game of Thrones), born in Bristol, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 24 Lydia Ko, New Zealand professional golfer, born in Seoul, South Korea

Golfer Lydia Ko
Lydia Ko
  • Apr 30 Ayaan Chawla, Indian entrepreneur
  • May 1 Ariel Gade, American actress
  • May 18 Alana Etheridge, American actress
  • Jun 12 William Cuddy, Canadian actor
  • Jun 20 Maria Lark, Russian-born American actress

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 12 Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize recipient, born in Mingora, North-West Frontier Province

Human Rights Activist Malala Yousafzai
Human Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai
  • Jul 20 Billi Bruno, American actress
  • Jul 22 Field Cate, American actor
  • Aug 25 Holly Gibbs, English actress
  • Sep 8 Kimberlea Berg, English actress
  • Oct 12 Prince Boris of Bulgaria
  • Nov 13 Brent Kinsman, American actor
  • Nov 13 Shane Kinsman, American actor
  • Nov 19 Alexis May McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (2)
  • Nov 19 Brandon James McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (5)
  • Nov 19 Joel Steven McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (7)
  • Nov 19 Kelsey Ann McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (4)
  • Nov 19 Kenneth Robert McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (1)
  • Nov 19 Natalie Sue McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (3)
  • Nov 19 Nathaniel Roy McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (6)
  • Nov 28 Thor Salden, Belgian singer

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 4 Czech Republic's first president Vaclav Havel (60) weds Czech actress Dagmar Havlova (43) in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Jan 4 "Smothers Brothers" actor-singer Dick Smothers (58) weds Denby Franklin (47) in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 1 Retired MLB player Johnny Bench (49) weds stockbroker Elizabeth Benton

MLB Catcher Johnny Bench
MLB Catcher
Johnny Bench

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 2 "American Idol" judge Paula Abdul (34) weds sportswear designer Brad Beckerman at The Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 22 Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez (27) weds Ojani Noa on the grounds of a friend's Miami home

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez
  • Mar 29 Actor Harry Hamlin weds actress Lisa Rinna

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 30 Rapper Vanilla Ice (29) weds Laura Giarritta

Rapper Vanilla Ice
Vanilla Ice

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 6 Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan (71) weds NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell (50) at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia

US Fed Chairman & Economist Alan Greenspan
US Fed Chairman & Economist
Alan Greenspan

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 19 Tennis player champion Andre Agassi (26) weds actress and model Brooke Shields (31) in Monterey, California

Supermodel & Actress Brooke Shields
Supermodel & Actress
Brooke Shields
Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 19 Actor Chris O'Donnell (26) weds high school sweetheart Caroline Fentress (24)

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 30 Actor Max Von Sydow (68) weds filmmaker Catherine Brelet

  • May 3 "Port Charles" soap opera actor Jon Lindstrom (39) weds "The Young and The Restless" actress Eileen Davidson (38) in Cambria, California

HeartWedding of Interest

May 3 Actor Dwayne Johnson (25) weds producer Dany Garcia (28)

Actor & Professional Wrestler The Rock
Actor & Professional Wrestler
The Rock
  • May 6 "The X-Files" actor David Duchovny (36) weds actress Tea Leoni (31) in the garden of the Grace Church School

HeartWedding of Interest

May 17 Actor Sylvester Stallone weds actress Jennifer Flavin in London

Actor/Director Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone

HeartWedding of Interest

May 19 Film and stage actor Matthew Broderick (35) weds Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker (32) in New York

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 1 Grammy Award-winning singer Kenny Rogers (59) weds Wanda Miller (31) at his ranch in Athens, Georgia

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 5 Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher (30) weds Meg Mathews at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas

Musician Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 12 Rapper and actor Snoop Dogg (25) weds high school sweetheart Shante Taylor at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey, California

Rapper Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg
  • Jun 17 Pop rock band singer Kevin Jonas (24) weds Danielle Deleasa (25) at Oheka Castle

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 17 Actress and philanthropist Grace Hightower (42) weds actor Robert De Niro (53) at their Marbletown home

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 21 "Bridget Jones' Diary" actor Colin Firth (36) weds Italian film producer Livia Giuggioli (27) in Tuscany, Italy

  • Jul 4 "Beverly Hills 90210" actor Ian Ziering (34) weds model-actress Nikki Schieler (26) in Beverly Hills, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 4 Actor Bill Murray (46) weds costume designer Jennifer Butler (30)

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Bill Murray

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 26 Director James Cameron (42) weds actress Linda Hamilton (40) in Malibu, California

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • Jul 28 Two-time Grammy Award winner Sheena Easton (38) weds documentary director Timothy Delarm (35) in Las Vegas
  • Aug 2 "Frazier" actor-comedian Kelsey Grammer (43) weds Playboy model Camille Donatacci (29) at Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 17 Lead vocalist James Hetfield (34) weds Francesca Tomasi

Metallica Rocker James Hetfield
Metallica Rocker
James Hetfield
  • Aug 28 British-Indian novelist and essayist Salman Rushdie (50) weds Elizabeth West
  • Sep 5 TV and radio host Larry King (64) weds singer Shawn Southwick (38) at the hospital room in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 6 "Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman (34) weds "Fargo" actor William H. Macy (47) in Woody Creek, Colorado
  • Sep 20 "CHiPs" actor Erik Estrada (48) weds Nanette Mirkovich

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 27 Grammy Award winning singer-rapper Coolio (34) weds Los Angeles DJ Josefa Salinas (37) in Las Vegas

Rapper Coolio
  • Sep 27 "The Cosby Show" actress Erika Alexander (28) weds screenwriter Tony Puryear (40) on outdoor ceremony in Malibu
  • Sep 28 Actor Chad Lowe (29) weds actress Hilary Swank (23)
  • Oct 4 MTV news anchor Tabitha Soren (30) weds "Liars Poker" author Michael Lewis (37) in Garrison, New York
  • Oct 11 "Charlie's Angels" actress Jaclyn Smith (52) weds Chicago heart surgeon Bradley Allen (43) at United Westwood Methodist Church
  • Oct 12 "Malcolm X" actress Angela Bassett (39) weds actor Courtney B. Vance (38) in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 25 NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (38) weds news anchor Jane Skinner (30) at First Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest, Illinois

Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) Roger Goodell
Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL)
Roger Goodell

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 15 "Rescue 911" TV host and actor William Shatner (66) weds former Ford model Norine Kidd (37) in Pasadena, California

  • Nov 22 "The Lord of The Rings" actor Sean Bean (38) weds actress Abigail Cruttenden (29)

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 6 ABC's World News Tonight news anchor Peter Jennings (59) weds Kayce Freed in Bridgehampton, New York

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 23 Woody Allen, 62 weds Soon-Yi Previn 27, adopted daughter of Mia Farrow

Actor, Screenwriter & Director Woody Allen
Actor, Screenwriter & Director
Woody Allen
  • Dec 25 Actress Rue McClanahan (64) weds actor-producer Morrow Wilson (58) at Manhattan's Waldorf-Astoria

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 28 Actor Robert Carlyle (36) weds makeup artist Anastasia Shirley in Scotland

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 29 Actress Cate Blanchett (28) weds screenwriter Andrew Upton (31) at Blue Mountains National Park in New South Wales, Australia

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 31 "The Fresh Prince" Will Smith (43) weds actress Jada Pinkett (40) in Baltimore, Maryland

  • Dec 31 Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren (52) weds The Devil's Advocate director Taylor Hackford (53) at the Ardersier Parish Church near Inverness in the Scottish Highlands

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 27 "Wall Street" actor Charlie Sheen (31) divorces model Donna Peele after nearly 5 months of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 24 Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry (30) divorces MLB outfielder David Justice (31) after more than 4 years of marriage

MLB Outfielder David Justice
MLB Outfielder
David Justice
  • Jun 25 "Dumb and Dumber" actress Lauren Holly (33) divorces actor-comedian Jim Carrey (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 months of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 10 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (59) divorces Linda Joan Bork after 38 years of marriage

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 543

  • Jan 1 Graham Kersey, cricket wicket keeper, dies in car crash
  • Jan 1 Joan Rice, actress (Payroll, Steel Key, Curtain Up), dies at 66
  • Jan 1 John Burgess, rugby administrator, dies at 71
  • Jan 1 Townes Van Zandt, musician, dies at 52
  • Jan 1 Hagood Hardy, Canadian composer and musician (b. 1937)
  • Jan 2 Jim Rodger, sports writer, dies at 75
  • Jan 2 Randy California, [Wolfe], rock guitarist, dies at 45
  • Jan 3 Burton Lane, composer, dies at 84
  • Jan 3 Roger Goeb, American composer, dies at 82
  • Jan 4 Harry B Helmsley, owner (Empire State Building), dies at 87
  • Jan 5 Andre Franquin, cartoonist, dies at 72
  • Jan 6 Ian Peter Leslie Smith, journalist, dies at 52
  • Jan 6 Litz Pisk, movement teacher, dies at 87
  • Jan 6 Vince Williams, actor (Hamp-Guiding Light), dies of cancer at 39
  • Jan 6 Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (b. 1912)
  • Jan 7 Desmond Flower, publisher, dies at 89
  • Jan 7 Sandor Vegh, violinist teacher/conductor, dies at 84
  • Jan 8 Carole Carr, singer/actress (Down Among the Z Men), dies at 68
  • Jan 8 Jesse White, actor (Maytag repairman), dies at 77
  • Jan 8 Joseph George Handy Hendleman, musician, dies at 76
  • Jan 8 Melvin Calvin, scientist, dies at 85
  • Jan 8 Phyllis Hartnoll, writer/editor, dies at 90
  • Jan 8 Ronald William Eastman, cinematogrpaher, dies at 60
  • Jan 9 Edward Osobka-Morawski, prime minister of Poland (1945-47), dies
  • Jan 9 Junaidu ibn Buhari, scholar, dies at 90
  • Jan 10 Alvinio Misciano, Italian tenor, killed in a fall from a window
  • Jan 10 Elspeth Josceline Huxley, writer, dies at 96
  • Jan 10 George Young, footballer, dies at 74
  • Jan 10 Hilary Grover Barratt Brown, conservationist, dies at 71
  • Jan 10 Shiv Verma, Indian revolutionary soldier, dies
  • Jan 10 Alexander R. Todd, British chemist (Nobel Prize 1957), dies at 89
  • Jan 11 Cavan O'Connor, singer, dies at 97
  • Jan 11 Duncan Wood, television director/producer, dies at 71
  • Jan 11 Helen Foster Snow, writer, dies at 89
  • Jan 11 Joshua William Steward, polymath, dies at 83
  • Jan 11 Sheldon Leonard, producer/director (Dick Van Dyke), dies at 89
  • Jan 12 Charles Huggins, surgeon/medical researcher, dies at 95
  • Jan 12 Jean Writer-Edern Hallier, dies at 60
  • Jan 12 Jill Summers, actress (Agatha Coronation Street), dies at 86
  • Jan 13 William Mills, painter, dies at 74
  • Jan 14 King Hu, film director, dies at 64
  • Jan 14 Dollard Ménard, French Canadian general (b. 1913)
  • Jan 15 Jose Ignacio Domecq, wine maker, dies at 82
  • Jan 15 Kenneth Thimann, botanist, dies at 92
  • Jan 16 Charlie Alfred Galbraith, jazz trombonist, dies at 76
  • Jan 16 Ennis Cosby, son of Bill Cosby, murdered on LA highway at 29
  • Jan 16 Jim Kensil, NFL president (NY Jets), dies of heart failure at 66
  • Jan 16 Stephen Fitz-Simon, entrepreneur, dies at 59
  • Jan 17 Andrea Fisher, American artist, dies at 41
  • Jan 17 Asfa Wossen, [Amha Selassie], crown emperor of Ethiopia in exile, dies
  • Jan 17 Clyde William Tombaugh, discoverer (Pluto), dies at 90
  • Jan 17 Bert Kelly, Australian politician (b. 1912)
  • Jan 18 Myfanwy Piper, librettist, dies at 85
  • Jan 18 Neville Crump, racehorse trainer, dies at 86
  • Jan 18 Paul Tsongas, (Sen-D-Mass), dies at 55
  • Jan 19 Adriana Caselotti, voice of Snow White in Disney's animated film, dies at 70
  • Jan 19 George Armin Goyder, businessman/social philosopher, dies at 88
  • Jan 19 James Dickey, poet/novelist, dies at 84
  • Jan 20 Curt Flood, centerfielder (Cards), dies of throat cancer at 59
  • Jan 20 Edith Haisman, the oldest survivor of Titanic, dies at 100
  • Jan 20 Vladimir Yamnikov, owner (Kristall vodka), dies of cirrhosis at 56
  • Jan 21 Colonel Tom Parker, manager (Elvis Presley), dies at 87
  • Jan 21 Dennis Main Wilson, TV/radio producer, dies at 72
  • Jan 21 Michael Duane, educationalist, dies at 81
  • Jan 22 Ian Arthur Hoyle Munro, medical journalist, dies at 73
  • Jan 22 Irwin Levine, composer (Tie a Yellow Ribbon), dies at 58
  • Jan 22 Mollie Panter-Downes, writer, dies at 90
  • Jan 22 Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster, dies at 66
  • Jan 22 Ron Holden, American singer (b. 1939)
  • Jan 22 Billy Mackenzie, Scottish musician (Associates) (b. 1957)
  • Jan 23 Charles Craig, opera singer, dies at 77
  • Jan 23 David Waller, actor (Lady Jane, Perfect Friday, Hannay), dies at 76
  • Jan 23 Jeremy Stephen Maas, writer/art dealer, dies at 68
  • Jan 23 Laura "Dinky" Patterson, dies bungee jumping at Super Bowl rehearsal at 43
  • Jan 23 Randy Greenawalt, convicted killer, executed by injection at 47
  • Jan 23 Richard Berry, lyricist (Louie Louie), dies at 61
  • Jan 23 Roger John Tayler, astrophysicist, dies at 67
  • Jan 24 Callum Alexander MacDonald, historian, dies at 49
  • Jan 25 Herbert Eugene Caen, columnist, dies at 80
  • Jan 25 Jean Dixon, psychic (Gift of Prophecy), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Jan 26 Margaret Hesse, princess of Hesse/the Rhine, dies at 83
  • Jan 26 Sarah Lucas, theatre administrator, dies at 53
  • Jan 26 Jeane Dixon, American astrologer (b. 1904)
  • Jan 27 Cecil Lewis, airman/writer, dies at 98
  • Jan 27 Matthew Coady, journalist, dies at 73
  • Jan 27 Gerald Marks, American songwriter (All of Me) (b. 1900)
  • Jan 28 James Colin Ross Welch, journalist, dies at 72
  • Jan 28 Pietro Cavallero, bandit, dies at 68
  • Jan 28 Vivien Signy, nurse, dies at 80
  • Jan 29 Eric Schneider, murderer of 2 teachers, executed in MO at 35
  • Jan 29 Louis Pauwels, writer/editor, dies at 76
  • Jan 29 Osvaldo Soriano, writer, dies at 54
  • Jan 31 Eve Lister, actress/singer (No Limit, Hyde Park), dies at 84
  • Jan 31 John Joseph Scanlan, Irish Catholic prelate (b. 1930)
  • Feb 1 Herb Caen, columnist, Lung cancer, dies at 80
  • Feb 1 Mitchell Goodman, writer, dies at 71
  • Feb 1 Peter Morris, historian of France, dies at 50
  • Feb 1 Thelma Moss, psychologist, dies at 78
  • Feb 2 Chico Science Francisco Franca, musician, dies at 40
  • Feb 2 Godfrey Baseley, British radio executive, dies at 92