What Happened in 1999

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 274

  • Jan 1 International Year of Elderly
  • Jan 1 The Euro currency is introduced.
  • Jan 1 85th Rose Bowl: #9 Wisconsin beats #6 UCLA, 38-31
  • Jan 1 65th Sugar Bowl: #3 Ohio State beats #8 Texas A&M, 24-14
  • Jan 2 A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13°F (-25°C); 68 deaths are reported.
  • Jan 2 65th Orange Bowl: #7 Florida beats #18 Syracuse, 31-10
  • Jan 3 Israel detains, and later expels, 14 members of Concerned Christians.
  • Jan 3 The Mars Polar Lander was launched.
  • Jan 4 Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.
  • Jan 4 Gunmen open fire on Shiite Muslims worshipping in an Islamabad mosque, killing 16 people and injuring 25.
  • Jan 4 1st BCS National Championship: #1 Tennessee beats #2 Florida State, 23-16, at 28th Fiesta Bowl

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Jan 7 Impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton begins in the US Senate.

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • Jan 10 Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) achieves his third UK No.1 single with 'Praise You'
  • Jan 10 25th People's Choice Awards: Tom Hanks & Sandra Bullock win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Tim Allen & Helen Hunt win (TV)

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Jan 10 "The Sopranos", starring James Gandolfini as mobster Tony Soprano, debuts on HBO

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 11 26th American Music Awards: Celine Dion & Eric Clapton win

Singer Celine Dion
Celine Dion
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton

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Jan 11 Marty Schottenheimer resigns as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs

  • Jan 11 Bülent Ecevit becomes Prime Minister of Turkey for the 4th time

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Jan 13 Basketball player Michael Jordan announces his retirement only to return in 2001

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • Jan 14 Mel Lastman, Mayor of Toronto, calls in the Army to help with snow removal and emergency medical evacuations after major snowstorm hits the city
  • Jan 15 The Racak incident: 45 Albanians in the Kosovo village of Racak are killed by Yugoslav security forces.
  • Jan 17 "The Miss", NFC Championship Game; Minnesota Viking Gary Anderson misses field goal fourth quarter allowing Atlanta Falcons to tie and eventually win in overtime, despite becoming 1st kicker to finish the regular season without missing
  • Jan 17 AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat New York Jets 23-10
  • Jan 17 NFC Championship Game: Atlanta Falcons beat Minnesota Vikings 30-27 (OT)
  • Jan 20 The China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use aimed especially at Internet cafés.
  • Jan 21 In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the US Coast Guard intercepts a ship carrying 4,300 kg of cocaine.
  • Jan 22 Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.
  • Jan 24 49th NHL All-Star Game: North America beats World 8-6 at Tampa, Florida

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 24 56th Golden Globes: Saving Private Ryan, Jim Carrey, & Cate Blanchett win

  • Jan 25 Earthquake hits Colombia, South America, killing around 300 and injuring 1000
  • Jan 25 After an inquiry into a corruption scandal, 6 International Olympic Committee members are expelled

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Jan 31 Seth MacFarlane's "Family Guy" first airs on Fox

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Jan 31 Super Bowl XXXIII: Denver Broncos beats Atlanta Falcons 34-19 at Pro Player Stadium, Miami, John Elway MVP

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • Jan 31 87th Men's Australian Open: Yevgeny Kafelnikov beats Thomas Enqvist (4-6, 6-0, 6-3, 7-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 31 87th Women's Australian Open: Martina Hingis beats Amelie Mauresmo (6-2, 6-3)

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • Jan 31 15th Sundance Film Festival: "Three Seasons" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 3 In Jammu and Kashmir the political party Democratic Janata Dal (Jammu and Kashmir) is revived.
  • Feb 4 MV New Carissa runs aground near Coos Bay, Oregon.
  • Feb 4 Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city.
  • Feb 6 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-10
  • Feb 7 Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein.
  • Feb 10 49th Berlin International Film Festival: "The Thin Red Line" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 12 US President Bill Clinton acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial
  • Feb 12 Scientists warn about harmful impacts on health of genetically modified (GM) food
  • Feb 14 41st Daytona 500: Jeff Gordon wins (161.551 MPH)
  • Feb 14 30th NAACP Image Awards: "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Feb 15 Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party, widely recognized as terrorist organization), was arrested in Kenya.

Sport awardSports Awards

Feb 15 7th ESPY Awards: Mark McGwire, Chamique Holdsclaw win

MLB First Baseman Mark McGwire
MLB First Baseman
Mark McGwire
  • Feb 16 O.J. Simpson's 1968 Heisman Trophy is sold for $230,000 to help settle a $33.5 million civil judgement against Simpson for the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend
  • Feb 16 Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrested one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan.
  • Feb 23 Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.
  • Feb 23 An avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtür, killing 31.

Music releaseAlbum Release

Feb 23 Hip Hop artist Eminem releases his first major record album 'The Slim Shady LP' (Grammy 2000 - Rap album)

Rapper Eminem
  • Feb 24 The State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national involved in an armed robbery, in spite of Germany's legal action to attempt to save him.
  • Feb 24 A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People's Republic of China, killing 61.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 24 41st Grammy Awards: My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From Titanic), Lauryn Hill wins

Singer-Songwriter Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Hill
  • Feb 26 15th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
  • Feb 27 Olusegun Obasanjo becomes Nigeria's first elected president since mid-1983.
  • Feb 27 Korea International School is founded by Soon-Il Chung. It is currently directed by Ann Clapper.
  • Mar 5 Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.
  • Mar 6 20th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats St. John's, 82-63
  • Mar 7 46th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 Duke beats #15 North Carolina, 96-73
  • Mar 7 40th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Arkansas, 76-63
  • Mar 8 The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • Mar 11 Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
  • Mar 12 Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
  • Mar 15 Pluto again becomes outermost planet
  • Mar 20 Legoland California, the first and only Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.
  • Mar 20 19th Golden Raspberry Awards: An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn wins
  • Mar 21 Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 21 71st Academy Awards: "Shakespeare in Love", Roberto Benigni & Gwyneth Paltrow win

  • Mar 23 Gunmen assassinate Paraguay's Vice President Luis María Argaña.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 23 "Livin' la Vida Loca" sung by Ricky Martin released - goes on to sell over 8 million copies

Singer/Actor Ricky Martin
Ricky Martin
  • Mar 24 Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
  • Mar 24 Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire: 39 people die when a Belgian transport truck carrying flour and margarine caught fire in the Mont Blanc Tunnel.
  • Mar 25 13th Soul Train Music Awards: Luther Vandross, R. Kelly & Lauryn Hill win
  • Mar 26 The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.
  • Mar 26 A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.
  • Mar 28 18th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Purdue beats Duke 62-45
  • Mar 29 61st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Duke 77-74
  • Mar 29 The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10006.78 - above the 10,000 mark for the first time ever.

Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 31 "10 Things I Hate About You", a modernization of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew, starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, is released

  • Apr 1 Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
  • Apr 5 Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.
  • Apr 7 The World Trade Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas
  • Apr 8 Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
  • Apr 9 Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, President of Niger, is assassinated.
  • Apr 10 152nd Grand National: Paul Carberry aboard Bobbyjo wins
  • Apr 11 63rd Masters Golf Tournament: José María Olazábal wins, shooting a 280
  • Apr 11 52nd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Shakespeare in Love" Best Film, Peter Weir Best Director
  • Apr 12 US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.
  • Apr 14 NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees - Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.
  • Apr 14 A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$1.7 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.
  • Apr 17 1999 NFL Draft: Tim Couch from University of Kentucky first pick by Cleveland Browns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 18 Wayne Gretzky plays his last game in the NHL, as his New York Rangers lose 2-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins

Ice Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky
Ice Hockey Great
Wayne Gretzky
  • Apr 19 The German Bundestag returns to Berlin.
  • Apr 19 103rd Boston Marathon: Joseph Chebet of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:52 and Fatuma Roba of Ethiopia 1st woman in 2:23:25
  • Apr 20 Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School, Colorado
  • Apr 29 Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
  • Apr 30 Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the total members to 10.

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 13 Wiktoria Gąsiewska, Polish actress
  • Mar 19 Tatum McCann, American actress
  • Mar 23 Prince Beltran of Bulgaria
  • Jul 20 Princess Alexandra of Hanover, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco
  • Aug 28 Prince Nikolai of Denmark
  • Sep 29 Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal
  • Nov 20 Princess Sofia of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family
  • Nov 20 Prince Umberto of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 16 "General Hospital" actor Steve Burton (29) weds model Sheree Gustin (22) at a cliffside church in Dana Point, California
  • Jan 23 Princess of Monaco Caroline (42) weds dynastic head of the House of Hanover and Britain's King George I descendant Prince Ernst August (45) in Monaco

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 24 Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan (29) weds actress Kajol Mukherjee (24) on a traditional Maharashtrian style ceremony in Juhu, Varsha

Actor & Bollywood Star Ajay Devgan
Actor & Bollywood Star
Ajay Devgan
  • Mar 20 "Smallville" actress Annette O' Toole (46) weds "Laverne and Shirley" actor Michael McKean (51) at The Regal Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 5 Talk show host Wayne Brady (26) weds dancer Mandie Taketa

  • May 1 "Dixie Chicks" singer Emily Erwin (26) weds singer-songwriter Charlie Robison (34) at Lone Star State in Texas
  • May 1 "As Good As It Gets" actor Greg Kinnear (35) weds British model Helen Labdon (29)
  • May 8 "ER" actor Goran Visnjic (34) weds Croatian artist Ivana Vrdoljak
  • May 14 "Sunset Beach" actor Clive Robertson (33) weds actress Libby Purvis (30) at sunset on Necker Island

HeartWedding of Interest

May 21 NFL legend Deion Sanders (31) weds model Pilar Biggers in Paradise Island, Bahamas

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • May 30 "The Goodbye Girl" actor Richard Dreyfuss (51) weds accountant Janelle Lacey in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 5 Actress Reese Witherspoon (23) weds actor Ryan Phillippe (24) at the Old Wide Awake Plantation along the Sono River in Charleston, South Carolina

  • Jun 5 1994 Figure Skater World Champion Yuka Sato (26) weds her fellor skater Jason Dungjen
  • Jun 5 Baritone belter Frankie Laine (86) weds retired real estate agent Marcia Kline (61) near San Diego
  • Jun 10 Model-actress Esther Canadas (22) weds model Mark Vanderloo (31) at the 900-year-old Vallombrosa Abbey in Tuscany

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 12 Actor and film director David Arquette (27) weds "Friends" actress Courteney Cox (34) at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California

Actress Courteney Cox
Courteney Cox
  • Jun 12 Former Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller (22) weds lawyer and ophthalmologist Chris Phillips (26) at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City
  • Jun 13 CNBC anchor-reporter Maria Bartiromo (31) weds son of multimillionaire financier Saul Steinberg, Jonathan Steinberg (34) in Long Island, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 14 Rapper Eminem marries Kimberly Anne Scott for the 1st time

Rapper Eminem

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 19 Earl of Wessex Prince Edward (35) weds Sophie Rhys-Jones (34) at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle

Earl of Wessex Prince Edward
Earl of Wessex
Prince Edward

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 25 "Sudden Death" action star Jean-Claude Van Damme (38) weds Gladys Portugues in Knokke-Heist, Belgium

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 25 Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (68) weds businesswoman Wendi Deng (30) at the yacht Morning Glory in New York harbor

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch
  • Jun 26 Bestselling novelist Tom Clancy (52) weds freelance journalist Alexandra Llewellyn (32) in Manhattan

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 4 Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star player David Beckham (24) weds Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham (25) at the 560-acre Luttrellstown Castle outside Dublin, Ireland

  • Jul 10 "It Could Happen To You" actress Rosie Perez (34) weds playwright and screenwriter Seth Zvi Rosenfeld (37) in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jul 15 "Grateful Dead" guitarist Bob Weir (51) weds Natasha Muenter (31) in Mill Valley, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 17 Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt (36) weds "The Simpsons" voice actor Hank Azaria (35) in Los Angeles, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 17 Cricketer Glenn McGrath (29) weds flight attendant Jane Louise Steele

Cricketer Glenn McGrath
Glenn McGrath

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 17 Actress Raquel Welch (58) weds Richard Palmer in Beverly Hills, California

Actress Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 18 Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson (56) weds longtime girlfriend Rhonda Rookmaaker (45) in the Florida Keys

NFL Head Coach Jimmy Johnson
NFL Head Coach
Jimmy Johnson

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 22 Director Martin Scorsese (56) weds Helen Morris in New York

Film Director Martin Scorsese
Film Director
Martin Scorsese
  • Jul 28 "Sixteen Candles" actress Molly Ringwald (31) weds French writer Valery Lamerignere in Bordeaux, France

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 31 Actor Patrick Dempsey (33) weds makeup artist Jillian Fink

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 31 NHL player Phil Esposito (57) weds Bridget Leigh

NHL Star Phil Esposito
NHL Star
Phil Esposito

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 28 Actress Cathy Moriarty (38) weds financier Joseph Gentile

  • Sep 3 "The Steve Harvey Show" actor Cedric The Entertainer (35) weds Lorna Wells (33)
  • Sep 11 Actress Jenny McCarthy (26) weds actor-director John Mallory Asher (28) in the Crystal Gardens at the Beverly Hills Hotel

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 19 Chinese martial artist Jet Li (36) weds actress Nina Li Chi (37) in Los Angeles

Chinese Actor and Martial Artist Jet Li
Chinese Actor and Martial Artist
Jet Li
  • Sep 26 Actress-singer and former beauty queen Vanessa L Williams (36) weds Los Angeles Lakers' basketball player Rick Fox (30) at Church of the Holy Trinity in New York

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 2 "Matchbox Twenty" lead singer Rob Thomas (27) weds model Marisol Maldonado in Santa Ynez, California

Rocker Rob Thomas
Rob Thomas
  • Oct 9 "Pretty in Pink" actor Andrew McCarthy (36) weds Carol Schneider

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 19 Motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel (61) weds Krystal Kennedy at Caesars Palace hotel in Las Vegas

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • Dec 4 Philippe, Duke of Brabant and heir apparent to Belgium throne marries the honourable Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 11 Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane marries Rhona Gemmell

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
Actor and Comedian
Robbie Coltrane

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 25 Comedian Jerry Seinfeld (45) marries PR executive Jessica Sklar (28)

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 3 Actress Angelina Jolie (23) divorces actor Jonny Lee Miller (26) after 3 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Feb 14 Singer Prince (Rogers Nelson) (40) divorces belly dancer Mayte Garcia (25) after 2 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 8 Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch (68) divorces journalist Anna Torv (55) after 31 years of marriage

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 16 Actress Linda Hamilton (43) divorces director James Cameron (45) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 310

  • Jan 2 Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and author (b. 1907)
  • Jan 4 Iron Eyes Cody, American actor (b. 1904)
  • Jan 6 French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness at age 36
  • Jan 10 Sir Edward Williams, Australian judge (b. 1921)
  • Jan 11 Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (b. 1897)
  • Jan 11 Brian Moore, Irish-born writer (b. 1921)
  • Jan 11 Fabrizio de André, Italian singer (b. 1940)
  • Jan 12 Betty Lou Gerson, American voice actress (b. 1914)
  • Jan 12 Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1961)
  • Jan 14 Jerzy Grotowski, Polish theatre director (b. 1933)
  • Jan 15 Betty Box, British film producer (b. 1915)
  • Jan 16 Jim McClelland, Australian solicitor, politician, Minister, Royal Commissioner, judge (b. 1915)
  • Jan 17 Robert Eads, American transsexual (b. 1945)
  • Jan 19 Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby union footballer (b. 1967)
  • Jan 21 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (b. 1920)
  • Jan 21 Susan Strasberg, American actress (b. 1938)
  • Jan 22 Graham Staines, Australian missionary (b. 1941)
  • Jan 23 Jay Pritzker, American businessman (b. 1922)
  • Jan 23 Prince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (b. 1949)
  • Jan 25 Sarah "Sadie" Delany, American author (b. 1889)
  • Jan 25 Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (b. 1924)
  • Jan 25 Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916)
  • Jan 28 Markey Robinson, Irish painter (b. 1918)
  • Jan 28 Torgny T:son Segerstedt, Swedish sociologist and philosopher (b. 1908)
  • Jan 29 Lili St. Cyr, American dancer (b. 1918)
  • Jan 30 Huntz Hall, American actor (b. 1919)
  • Jan 30 Ed Herlihy, American broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • Jan 31 Norm Zauchin, American baseball player (b. 1929)
  • Jan 31 Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler
  • Feb 1 Paul Mellon, American philanthropist (b. 1907)
  • Feb 1 Barış Manço, Turkish singer, composer, television producer and celebrity. (b. 1943)
  • Feb 2 David McComb, Australian musician (The Triffids) (b. 1962)
  • Feb 3 Gwen Guthrie, American singer("Ain't Nothin' Goin' on but the Rent"), dies of cancer at 48
  • Feb 5 Wassily Leontief, Russian economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1906)
  • Feb 7 King Hussein of Jordan (b. 1935)
  • Feb 7 Bobby Troup, American musician and actor (b. 1918)
  • Feb 7 José Silva, author of Silva Method and the Silva UltraMind ESP System (b. 1914)
  • Feb 8 Iris Murdoch, Irish-born British writer (The Sea, The Sea), dies at 79
  • Feb 9 Bryan Mosley, British actor (b. 1931)
  • Feb 14 John Ehrlichman, American presidential advisor (b. 1925)
  • Feb 14 Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey), dies at 65
  • Feb 15 Big L, American rapper (b. 1974)
  • Feb 15 Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1926)
  • Feb 15 Jan Masseus, Dutch composer, dies at 86
  • Feb 16 Michael Larson, Press Your Luck Big-winning contestant (b. 1949)
  • Feb 18 Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (b. 1932)
  • Feb 19 Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, Iraqi Shiite leader (assassinated)
  • Feb 20 Sarah Kane, English playwright (b. 1971)
  • Feb 20 Gene Siskel, American film critic (b. 1946)
  • Feb 21 Wilmer David Mizell, baseball player (b. 1930)
  • Feb 21 Gertrude B. Elion, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1918)
  • Feb 22 Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (b. 1964)
  • Feb 23 Carlos Hathcock, USMC Sniper, 93 Confirmed Kills (b. 1942)
  • Feb 24 Andre Dubus, American writer (b. 1936)
  • Feb 24 Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (b. 1916)
  • Feb 25 Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • Feb 28 Christine Glanville, British Puppeteer (. 1924)
  • Mar 2 Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939)
  • Mar 2 David Ackles, American singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
  • Mar 3 Gerhard Herzberg, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • Mar 4 Harry Blackmun, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1908)
  • Mar 4 Del Close, American actor (b. 1934)
  • Mar 4 Karel van het Reve, Dutch writer (b. 1921)
  • Mar 5 Richard Kiley, American actor (b. 1922)
  • Mar 6 Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifah, emir of Bahrain (b. 1933)
  • Mar 6 Dennis Viollet, former soccer player (b. 1933)
  • Mar 7 Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (b. 1918)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 7 Stanley Kubrick, American film director (2001 A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange) dies at 70

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
  • Mar 8 Peggy Cass, American actress and comedian (b. 1924)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 8 Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1914)

Baseball Player Joe DiMaggio
Baseball Player
Joe DiMaggio
  • Mar 8 Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentinean writer (b.1914)
  • Mar 8 Hans Eklund, Swedish composer, dies at 71
  • Mar 9 Harry Somers, Canadian composer (b. 1925)
  • Mar 10 Oswaldo Guayasamin, Ecuadorian paintor and sculptor (b. 1919)
  • Mar 11 Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (b. 1922)
  • Mar 12 Yehudi Menuhin, American-born British violinist, conductor and teacher, dies at 82
  • Mar 13 Lee Falk, American cartoonist (b. 1911)
  • Mar 13 Garson Kanin, American writer and director (b. 1912)
  • Mar 13 Bidu Sayão, Brazilian born soprano (b. 1902)
  • Mar 14 Kirk Alyn, American actor (b. 1910)
  • Mar 16 Gratien Gélinas, Quebec playwright and director (b. 1909)
  • Mar 17 Ernest Gold, Austrian-born American film composer (Exodus), dies at 77
  • Mar 17 Rod Hull, British comedian (Emu), dies after falling off a roof at 63
  • Mar 18 Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator (b. 1905)
  • Mar 19 Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet (b. 1926)
  • Mar 19 Tofilau Eti Alesana, former Prime Minister of Samoa (b. 1924)
  • Mar 20 Patrick Heron, British abstract painter, dies at 79
  • Mar 21 Ernie Wise, British comedian (b. 1925)
  • Mar 22 David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
  • Mar 23 Luis María Argaña, Paraguayan politician (b. ?)
  • Mar 24 Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's activist (b. 1902)
  • Mar 24 Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
  • Mar 25 Cal Ripken, Sr., American baseball manager (b. 1936)
  • Mar 28 Freaky Tah, American rapper (Lost Boyz) (b. 1971)
  • Mar 29 Joe Williams, American singer, dies of natural causes at 80
  • Mar 30 Gary Morton, American film and television producer (b. 1924)
  • Mar 31 Yuri Knorozov, Russian linguist (b. 1922)
  • Apr 1 Jesse Stone, American record producer (b. 1901)
  • Apr 3 Lionel Bart, English pop music composer and writer, dies of liver cancer at 68
  • Apr 4 Faith Domergue, American actor (b. 1924)