What Happened in 1998

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 368

  • Jan 1 All California bars, clubs & card rooms must be smoke-free
  • Jan 1 Mongolia switches from a 46 hour to 40 hour work week
  • Jan 1 US Census Bureau estimates population at 268,921,733
  • Jan 1 Russia begins to circulate new rubles to stem inflation and promote confidence.
  • Jan 1 84th Rose Bowl: #1 Michigan beats #8 Washington State, 21-16
  • Jan 1 64th Sugar Bowl: #4 Florida State beats #9 Ohio State, 31-14
  • Jan 2 Autopsy of Chris Farley shows he overdosed of opiates & cocaine
  • Jan 2 64th Orange Bowl: #2 Nebraska beats #3 Tennessee, 42-17
  • Jan 3 "Side Show," closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 91 performances
  • Jan 3 Grandpa Jones suffers a stroke
  • Jan 4 "Funny Thing Happened" closes at St James NYC after 715 perform
  • Jan 4 "Ivanov" closes at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC after 51 performances
  • Jan 4 "Triumph of Love" closes at Royale Theater NYC
  • Jan 4 Wilaya of Relizane massacres in Algeria: over 170 are killed in three remote villages.
  • Jan 4 A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.
  • Jan 5 Ice storm knocks out electricity in Quebec & Ontario
  • Jan 5 Vandals decapitate Copenhagen's Little Mermaid
  • Jan 6 Barry Switzer resigns as Dallas Cowboy coach
  • Jan 6 Don Sutton selected to Baseball Hall of Fame

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Jan 7 Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky signs affidavit denying she had an affair with President Bill Clinton

White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jan 8 NY Giant GM George Young resigns to accept NFL position

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Jan 8 Unabomber suspect Ted Kaczynski asks to act as his own lawyer

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist
Ted Kaczynski
  • Jan 8 World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Ahmed Yousef sentenced to life
  • Jan 9 Anatoly Karpov defeats Viswanathan Anand to retain chess title
  • Jan 9 Anatoly Solovyov & Pavel Vinogradov spacewalk record 3 hrs 8 mins
  • Jan 9 Boston Red Sox Mo Vaughn pleads not guilty to drunken driving
  • Jan 9 Decapitated head of Danish Little Mermaid is returned
  • Jan 9 Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky best NHL player ever
  • Jan 10 18th United Negro College Fund raises (rebroadcasted Jan 17th)
  • Jan 11 "Proposals," closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances
  • Jan 11 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Pittsburgh Steelers 24-21
  • Jan 11 NFC Championship Game: Green Bay Packers beat San Francisco 49ers 23-10
  • Jan 11 US female Figure Skating championship won by Michelle Kwan
  • Jan 11 US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge
  • Jan 11 Sidi-Hamed massacre takes place in Algeria, over 100 people are killed.

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 11 24th People's Choice Awards: Harrison Ford & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Oprah Winfrey win (TV)

Actress Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
Actor Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey
  • Jan 12 Nineteen European nations agree to forbid human cloning.
  • Jan 13 "Patti LaBelle On Broadway" opens at St James Theater NYC
  • Jan 13 CBS pays $4 billion to televise AFC games for 8-years
  • Jan 14 100th episode of "Ellen" airs

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Jan 14 Charles Barkley pleads not guilty to an assault charge

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley
  • Jan 14 Researchers in Dallas, Texas present findings about an enzyme that slows aging and cell death (apoptosis).
  • Jan 15 NASA announces John Glenn, 76, may fly in space again

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Jan 15 Dino Ciccarelli is traded for the fourth time, from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Florida Panthers

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli

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Jan 17 US President Bill Clinton faces sexual harassment charges from Paula Jones

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jan 18 "Ragtime" opens at Ford Theater NYC
  • Jan 18 48th NHL All-Star Game: North America beats World 8-7 at Vancouver
  • Jan 18 ABL All-Star Game at Disney complex in Orlando
  • Jan 18 Boston Celtics retire Robert Parrish's #00

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Jan 18 Kelly Robbins wins Healthsouth Golf Inaugural

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins
  • Jan 18 United Cerebral Palsy Telethon

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 18 55th Golden Globes: Titanic, Peter Fonda, & Judi Dench win

Actress Judi Dench
Judi Dench
  • Jan 20 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts Mama & Papas & Eagles
  • Jan 20 Warner Brothers TV Network begins Tueday night programming
  • Jan 20 3rd Critics' Choice Movie Awards: L.A. Confidential wins Best Film
  • Jan 21 Pope John Paul II visits Cuba
  • Jan 22 NHL's Minnesota franchise selects the nickname Wild

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Jan 22 Rickey Henderson, rejoins Oakland A's for 4th time

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • Jan 22 STS 89 (Endeavour 12) launches into orbit
  • Jan 22 World League of American Football renamed as NFL Europe

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Jan 23 Pope John Paul II condemns US embargo against Cuba

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jan 25 Musical "Grease" closes at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC after 1,503 performance
  • Jan 25 "Patti LaBelle On Broadway" closes at St James Theater NYC

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Jan 25 Britain's Queen Mother, 97, gets an emergency hip replacement

Consort of George VI Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Consort of George VI
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
  • Jan 25 Helen Alfredsson wins Office Depot LPGA tournament

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Jan 25 Spice Girl Victoria Beckham (Posh) and soccer player David Beckham get engaged

  • Jan 25 Super Bowl XXXII: Denver Broncos beat Green Bay Packers 31-24
  • Jan 25 Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide attack on Sri Lanka's Temple of the Tooth, killing 8 people injuring 25 others.
  • Jan 25 Pope John Paul II visits Cuba and demands the release of political prisoners; he also condemns US moves to isolate the country
  • Jan 25 14th Sundance Film Festival: "Slam" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 26 25th American Music Awards: Spice Girls & Babyface win
  • Jan 26 Intel launches 333 MHz Pentium II chip
  • Jan 26 President Bill Clinton says "I want to say one thing to the American people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"
  • Jan 27 Crane crashes into Roosevelt Island tram (NYC), injuring 10
  • Jan 27 Roland Clarkson discovers 2^3021377-1 (37th known Mersenne prime)
  • Jan 27 WNBA begins filling rosters of Washington Mystics & Detroit Shock

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Jan 28 Michelangelo's "Christ & the Woman of Samaria" sold for $7.4 million

Painter Michelangelo
  • Jan 29 "Capeman," opens at Marquis Theater NYC
  • Jan 29 Singers Bobby Brown found guiilty of DWI in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Jan 29 Soyuz TM-27 launches to MIR
  • Jan 29 Thick Fog causes highway carnage in Belgium & Netherlands, 6 die
  • Jan 29 Woman's Clinic in Birmingham Ala bombed, 1 killed
  • Jan 30 All-Star Fla Marlin catcher Darren Daulton, retires
  • Jan 30 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Indianapolis IN on WNAP 93.1 FM
  • Jan 30 Paul Simon's "The Capeman" premieres
  • Jan 31 STS 89 (Endeavour 12) lands
  • Feb 1 "Street Corner Symphony" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 79 perf
  • Feb 1 Australian Mixed: J Gimelstob & V Williams beat Suk & Sukova (62 61)
  • Feb 1 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 29-24
  • Feb 1 Lillian E. Fishburne became the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.
  • Feb 1 86th Men's Australian Open: Petr Korda beats Marcelo Rios (6-2, 6-2, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

Feb 1 86th Women's Australian Open: Martina Hingis beats Conchita Martinez (6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • Feb 2 Daniel Baldwin hospitalized in NYC for cocaine overdose
  • Feb 2 Philippine DC-9 crashes apparently killing all 104 on board
  • Feb 3 Florida Panther Dino Ciccarelli is 9th NHLer to score 600 career goals
  • Feb 3 NY Yankees replace general manager Bob Watson with Brian Cashman
  • Feb 3 Stamps commemorating Diana, Princess of Wales, go on sale in Britain
  • Feb 3 US military plane clips cable car lines in northern Italy, kills 20
  • Feb 3 Mary Kay LeTourneau, 36, former teacher, violates probation with 14 year-old father of her baby
  • Feb 3 Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Marlene Lawston, American child actress
  • Jan 12 Nathan Gamble, American child actor
  • Feb 14 Arpad Flynn Busson, son of model Elle MacPherson, born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 16 Mr Jefferson, Virginia, 1st cloned calf
  • Feb 25 Brendon Baerg, American actor
  • Apr 9 Elle Fanning, American Actress
  • Apr 24 Ryan Newman, American actress
  • May 16 Ariel Waller, Canadian child actress
  • Jul 8 Jaden Smith, American actor
  • Jul 17 Felipe Juan Froilán de Marichalar y de Borbón, Spanish royal
  • Jul 22 Madison Pettis, American actress
  • Jul 24 Bindi Irwin, Australian entertainer; daughter of Steve Irwin
  • Aug 1 Khamani Griffin, American actor (All Of Us, Daddy Day Care), born in Oakland, California
  • Aug 19 Ella Guevara, Filipino actress
  • Aug 25 China Anne McClain, American actress
  • Sep 21 Brino quadruplets, American actor/actresses
  • Oct 6 Mia-Sophie Wellenbrink, German actress and singer
  • Oct 18 Julia Wróblewska, Polish actress
  • Nov 24 Bridger Palmer, American child actor
  • Nov 24 Brecken Palmer, American child actor
  • Dec 4 Olawoyin Olufemi, Nigerian Musician

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 5 "Hercules" actor Kevin Sorbo (39) weds actress Sam Jenkins (33) at the Beurge Chapel in Pacific Palisades, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 10 Major League Baseball outfielder Barry Bonds (33) weds Elizabeth Watson (28) at Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Feb 14 Golden Globe Award-winning actress Sharon Stone (40) weds San Francisco Examiner executive editor Phil Bronstein (47) in Beverly Hills, California
  • Feb 20 The warrior monk "Kung Fu" actor David Carradine (61) weds actress Marina Benjamin (45) on the Laramie Street on the back lot of Warner Bros. Studio
  • Feb 22 Singer-songwriter Tori Amos (34) weds British sound engineer Mark Hawley (34) in West Wycombe, England

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 27 Novelist Danielle Steel (50) weds financier Thomas James Perkins (66)

Novelist Danielle Steel
Danielle Steel

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 30 Boyzone singer Ronan Keating (21) weds model Yvonne Connolly at the Caribbean isle of Nevis

HeartWedding of Interest

May 1 "Reality Bites" actor Ethan Hawke (27) weds "Pulp Fiction" actress Uma Thurman (28)

Actress Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman

HeartWedding of Interest

May 1 Cyclist Lance Armstrong weds Kristin Richard (divorced 2003)

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong
  • May 2 Actor-comedian Jim Belushi (43) weds Jennifer Sloan (30) at their home garden in Brentwood, Los Angeles
  • May 3 "Jekyll & Hyde" lead singer Linda Eder (37) weds composer Frank Wildhorn (38) at their new 8-acre estate in North Salem, New York
  • May 21 Supermodel Cindy Crawford (32) weds restaurateur Rande Gerber (36) on Paradise Island in the Bahamas

HeartWedding of Interest

May 28 "Xena: The Warrior Princess" Lucy Lawless (30) weds executive producer Rob Tapert (43) at Saint Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica, California

Actress & Singer Lucy Lawless
Actress & Singer
Lucy Lawless
  • May 30 Nephew of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven (30) weds to commoner Marilene van den Broek (28) in Apeldoorn

HeartWedding of Interest

May 31 Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch (33) weds daughter of prominent Tibetan activists Dechen Wangdu in New York

Rocker Adam Yauch
Adam Yauch

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 20 Magazine publisher Larry Flynt (55) weds Elizabeth Berrios

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 21 "Home Alone" actor Macaulay Culkin (17) weds broadway actress Rachel Miner (17) in Stone Church in New Preston, Connecticut

  • Jun 27 Prince Michael of Greece daughter Princess Alexandra (29) weds perfume executive Nicolas Mirzayantz (37) in Torcello Island
  • Jun 27 The "Murphy Brown" actress Faith Ford (33) weds personal trainer and writer Campion Murphy (35) on Clint Eastwood's 22-acre Mission Ranch in Carmel, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 1 Eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer Barbra Streisand (57) weds actor James Brolin (58) in Malibu

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 12 "Dynasty" actress Catherine Oxenberg (36) weds "Chinatown" film producer Robert Evans (68) in Beverly Hills, California

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 18 Nelson Mandela marries 3rd wife Graça Machel on his 80th birthday

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela
  • Aug 22 FOX News Channel correspondent and Robert F. Kennedy's youngest son Douglas Kennedy (32) weds Molly Stark (29) in Nantucket, Massachusetts

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 23 YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki (30) weds Google executive Dennis Troper in Belmont, California

CEO of YouTube Susan Wojcicki
CEO of YouTube
Susan Wojcicki
  • Aug 29 "Baywatch" actress Traci Bingham (30) weds Robb Vallier at First United Methodist Church in Ames, Iowa

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 4 "Sex and The City" actress Kim Cattrall (42) weds audio designer Mark Levinson

Actress Kim Cattrall
Kim Cattrall
  • Sep 13 "Spice Girls" pop singer Melanie Brown (23) weds Jimmy Gulzar in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire
  • Sep 19 "Full House" actor John Stamos (35) weds supermodel Rebecca Romijn (25) at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
  • Sep 27 "The Mummy" actor Brendan Fraser (30) weds actress Afton Smith (32) at Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 3 Dutch-born model Annette Roque (33) weds The Today show cohost Matt Lauer (41) at Presbyterian Church in Bridgehampton, New York
  • Oct 25 "Punky Brewster" actress Soleil Moon Frye (22) weds television producer and actor Jason Goldberg (26) at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles, California
  • Nov 6 "Some Like It Hot" actor Tony Curtis (73) weds horse trainer Jill Vanden Berg at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 14 Chicago Bulls NBA player Dennis Rodman (37) weds "Baywatch" actress Carmen Electra (26) at Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Nevada

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
Actress Carmen Electra
Carmen Electra
  • Nov 14 "Can't Hardly Wait" actor Ethan Embry (20) weds Amelinda Smith

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 22 "Titanic" actress Kate Winslet (23) weds assistant film director Jim Threapleton (25) at All Saints Church in Reading, England

Actress Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
  • Nov 28 "The Truman Show" actor Noah Emmerich (33) weds "The West Wing" actress Melissa Fitzgerald (30) in a tent outside Philadelphia's Memorial Hall

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 28 Actor and martial arts expert Chuck Norris (58) weds former model Gena O'Kelley (30) at The North Church in Carrolton, Texas

  • Dec 12 TV personality Melissa Rivers (30) weds horse breeder John Endicott at The Plaza Hotel in New York City
  • Dec 19 Actress Vivica A. Fox (34) weds singer Christopher Harvest at the Park Plaza in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 20 "Def Jam" business magnate Russell Simmons (41) weds model Kimora Lee (23) on the French Caribbean island of Saint Barthelemy

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 30 NBA player Clyde Drexler (36) weds attorney Gaynell Floyd

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 30 Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel (44) weds quantum chemist Joachim Sauer (49) in Bonn, Germany

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 8 Roseanne files for divorce from 3rd husband Ben Thomas

Comedienne and Actress Roseanne Barr
Comedienne and Actress
Roseanne Barr
  • Feb 28 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (31) divorces Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee (35) after 3 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 5 Singer Mariah Carey and mugic mogul Tommy Mottola divorce after 2 years of marriage

Singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 13 Golfer champ Nick Faldo (41) divorces manager's secretary Gill Bennett after 12 years of marriage

Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner Nick Faldo
Golfer and Six-Time Major Championship Winner
Nick Faldo

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 301

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Jan 1 Helen Wills Moody, American tennis player (31 Grand Slams), dies at 92

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Jan 2 Frank Muir, English writer, raconteur (b. 1920)
  • Jan 4 John Gary, singer, dies at 65
  • Jan 4 Mae Questel, American actress (b. 1908)
  • Jan 5 Georgi Sviridov, Soviet neoromantic composer, dies of a heart attack at 82
  • Jan 5 Sonny Bono, (Rep-R-Ca)/singer (Sonny & Cher), dies skiing at 62
  • Jan 5 Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (b. 1943)
  • Jan 7 Owen Bradley, American record producer (b. 1915)
  • Jan 7 Vladimir Prelog, Croatian-Swiss Chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 91
  • Jan 7 Richard Hamming, American Mathematician and Computer Scientist (Hamming code), dies of a heat attack at 82
  • Jan 8 Michael Tippett, English composer/conductor (Child of our Time) dies at 93
  • Jan 8 Walter Diemer, inventor (bubble gum 1928), dies of heart failure at 93
  • Jan 9 Kenichi Fukui, Japanese Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1981) dies at 79
  • Jan 9 Charito Solis, Filipino actress (b. 1935)
  • Jan 11 Klaus Tennstedt, conductor, dies at 71
  • Jan 15 Gulzarilal Nanda, temporary PM of India (1964, 66), dies
  • Jan 15 Junior Wells, American blues musician, dies at 63
  • Jan 16 David "Junior" Kimbrough, blues musician, dies at 67
  • Jan 16 Peter Diamand, artistic administrator, dies at 84
  • Jan 16 Dimitris Horn, Greek actor (b. 1921)
  • Jan 17 Emil Sitka, actor (3 Stooges shorts), dies of stroke at 82
  • Jan 19 Carl Perkins, singer/songwriter, dies at 65
  • Jan 20 Zevulun Hammer, Vice PM of Israel, dies
  • Jan 20 Bobo Brazil, American professional wrestler (b. 1924)
  • Jan 21 Jack Lord, American actor (b. 1920)
  • Jan 23 Hilla Limann, president of Ghana in (1979-81), dies
  • Jan 24 Jay Monahan, husband of Katie Couric, dies of cancer at 42
  • Jan 25 Mohammad Yusuf Khan, prime minister of Afganistan in (1963-65), dies
  • Jan 26 S P Leary, Texan Blues drummer (Muddy Waters), dies at 67
  • Jan 26 Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese music teacher (Suzuki Method), dies at 99
  • Jan 26 Walter Edmonds, writer (Drums Along the Mohawk), dies at 93
  • Jan 29 Joseph Alioto, mayor of San Francisco (b. 1916)
  • Jan 30 Ricky Sanderson, stabbed 16-year old girl in NC, executed at 38
  • Jan 30 Richard Cassilly, American tenor (b. 1927)
  • Feb 3 Karla Faye Tucker, murderer, executed at 38
  • Feb 5 Tim Kelly, American musician dies at 34
  • Feb 6 Carl Wilson, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Beach Boys), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • Feb 6 Nazim al-Kudsi, Syrian PM (1949, 1950-51)/pres (1961-63), dies
  • Feb 6 [Johann Hoelzel] Falco, singer (Rock Me Amadeus), dies at 40
  • Feb 6 Haroun Tazieff, French vulcanologist and geologist (b. 1914)
  • Feb 7 Lawrence Sanders, American author (b. 1920)
  • Feb 8 William Lambert, Pulitzer prize-winning reporter, dies at 78
  • Feb 8 Julian Lincoln Simon, American economist and author (b. 1932)
  • Feb 8 Enoch Powell, British Conservative MP and shadow cabinet member (b.1912)
  • Feb 9 Laxness, Iceland's Nobel Literature laureate, dies at 95
  • Feb 10 Buddy the Wonder Dog, dog (Air Bud), dies of cancer at 9
  • Feb 10 Maurice Schumann, French foreign minister (1969-73), dies
  • Feb 13 Jo Clayton, author, Cancer Died, Drums of Chaos, dies at 58
  • Feb 14 Claude Prey, French composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 15 Martha Gelhorn, female war correspondent (Reuters), dies at 89
  • Feb 15 Arthur Cohn, American composer and writer on music, dies at 87
  • Feb 17 Ernst Juenger, German writer, dies at 102
  • Feb 17 Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (b. 1921)
  • Feb 18 Harry Caray, American sportscaster (Chicago Cubs), dies at probably 83
  • Feb 18 Mya Than Tint, Myanmarese author, dies of brain hemorrhage at 69
  • Feb 18 Robert Merrill, songwriter (Funny Girl), commits suicide at 76
  • Feb 18 Robbie James, Welsh footballer (b. 1957)
  • Feb 19 Grandpa Jones, country comic/banjo wizard (Hee Haw), dies at 84
  • Feb 22 Grandpa [Louis Marshall] Jones, country singer (Hee Haw), dies at 84
  • Feb 22 Jose Maria de Areilza, Sp minister of foreign affairs (1975-76), dies
  • Feb 22 Sandy Hume, correspondent (Fox News), commits suicide at 28
  • Feb 22 Abraham Ribicoff, American politician (b. 1910)
  • Feb 23 Philip Abbott, actor (Arthur Ward-FBI), dies at 74
  • Feb 24 Henny Youngman, comedian (Take my wife please), dies at 92
  • Feb 24 Antonio Prohias, Cuban-born cartoonist (b. 1921)
  • Feb 25 Luigi Veronesi, Italian abstract artist (Campo Grafico), dies at 90
  • Feb 25 Umberto Mastroianni, Italian sculptor, dies at 87
  • Feb 25 Celestine Tate Harrington, a quadriplegic street musician and writer.
  • Feb 26 J T Walsh, actor (Good Morning Vietnam), dies at 54
  • Feb 27 J. T. Walsh, American actor (b. 1943)
  • Feb 28 Dermot Morgan, Irish actor and comedian (b. 1952)
  • Feb 28 Arkady Shevchenko, Soviet diplomat (b. 1930)
  • Mar 2 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), dies at 95
  • Mar 3 Fred Friendly, American broadcast executive (b. 1915)
  • Mar 6 Adem Jasari, Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) leader, killed
  • Mar 6 Frank Barrett, American baseball player (b. 1913)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 8 Ray Nitschke, American football player, dies of a heart attack at 61

NFL Middle Linebacker Ray Nitschke
NFL Middle Linebacker
Ray Nitschke
  • Mar 10 Lloyd Bridges, American actor (b. 1913)
  • Mar 12 Judge Dread, English musician (b. 1945)
  • Mar 12 Beatrice Wood, American artist and ceramist (b. 1893)
  • Mar 12 Jozef Kroner, Slovak actor (b. 1924)
  • Mar 13 Bill Reid, Canadian artist (b. 1920)
  • Mar 13 Hans von Ohain, German engineer (b. 1911)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 15 Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and writer, dies at 94

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Benjamin Spock
  • Mar 16 Derek Harold Richard Barton, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
  • Mar 16 Esther Bubley, American photographer aged 77
  • Mar 17 Bernarr Rainbow, English historian of music education, organist, and choir master, dies at 83
  • Mar 20 George Howard, American jazz saxophone musician
  • Mar 21 Galina Ulanova, Russian prima ballerina assoluta (b. 1910)
  • Mar 25 Max Green, Australian lawyer (b. 1952)
  • Mar 25 Steve Schiff, United States Congressman (b. 1947)
  • Mar 27 Ferry Porsche, Austrian automobile manufacturer (b. 1909)
  • Mar 27 David McClelland, American psychologist (b. 1917)
  • Mar 31 Bella Abzug, American politician (b. 1920)
  • Mar 31 Tim Flock, American race car driver (b. 1924)
  • Apr 1 Gene Evans, American actor (b. 1922)
  • Apr 1 Rozz Williams, American musician (Christian Death) (b. 1963)
  • Apr 2 Rob Pilatus, American model and entertainer (Milli Vanilli) (b. 1965)
  • Apr 3 Mary Cartwright, English mathematician (b. 1900)
  • Apr 5 Cozy Powell, British musician (b. 1947)