What Happened in 2000

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 220

  • Jan 1 Gisbourne, New Zealand population 32,754 is first city in the world to welcome in the new millennium

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 Opening of St Mary Major's holy doors by Pope John Paul II

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • Jan 1 86th Rose Bowl: #4 Wisconsin beats #22 Stanford, 17-9
  • Jan 1 66th Orange Bowl: #8 Michigan beats #5 Alabama, 35-34
  • Jan 2 29th Fiesta Bowl: #3 Nebraska beats #6 Tennessee, 31-21

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Jan 4 A day after accepting the head coaching position of the New York Jets, Bill Belichick resigns

NFL Coach Bill Belichick
NFL Coach
Bill Belichick
  • Jan 4 After 2 months, Catherine Hartley and Fiona Thornewill, reach the South Poll, the same day as Sir Edmund Hillary 48 years before
  • Jan 4 2nd BCS National Championship: #1 Florida State beats #2 Virginia Tech, 46-29, at 66th Sugar Bowl
  • Jan 4 19 are killed after two trains collide in Asta, Norway
  • Jan 6 The flu outbreak in Britain puts pressure on NHS
  • Jan 6 The last Pyrenean ibex is found dead after being crushed by a tree
  • Jan 7 Former UK Cabinet minister Jonathan Aitken released from prison after 9 months of a 18-month sentence
  • Jan 8 "Music City Miracle", with 16 seconds left in the AFC Wild Card Playoff Game, the Tennessee Titans' Lorenzo Neal handed the ball to Frank Wycheck, who then lateraled the ball across the width of the field to his teammate, Kevin Dyson, who in turn ran the length of the field down the sideline for the game-winning touchdown to defeat the Buffalo Bills 22-16

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 9 26th People's Choice Awards: Harrison Ford & Julia Roberts win (Motion Picture) and Drew Carey & Calista Flockhart win (TV)

Actor Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
Actress Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
Actor and Comedian Drew Carey
Actor and Comedian
Drew Carey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 9 Dan Marino wins his last career NFL game (20-17 vs Seattle)

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 13 Microsoft chairman Bill Gates steps aside as chief executive and promotes company president Steve Ballmer to the position

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates
Microsoft Founder
Bill Gates
  • Jan 14 A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years for the 1993 killing of over 100 Muslims in a Bosnian village.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jan 17 27th American Music Awards: Shania Twain & Will Smith win

  • Jan 18 The Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth.
  • Jan 23 AFC Championship Game: Tennessee Titans beat Jacksonville Jaguars 33-14
  • Jan 23 NFC Championship Game: St. Louis Rams beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11-6

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 23 57th Golden Globes: American Beauty, Denzel Washington, & Hilary Swank win

  • Jan 30 Super Bowl XXXIV: St. Louis Rams beat Tennessee Titans, 23-16 at the Georgia Dome Atlanta MVP: Kurt Warner, St. Louis, QB
  • Jan 30 Off the coast of Ivory Coast, Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30 88th Men's Australian Open: Andre Agassi beats Yevgeny Kafelnikov (3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30 88th Women's Australian Open: Lindsay Davenport beats Martina Hingis (6-1, 7-5)

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • Jan 30 16th Sundance Film Festival: "Girlfight" and "You Can Count on Me" (tie) win Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 31 Alaska Airlines flight 261 MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 persons aboard.

MurderMurder of Interest

Jan 31 A fight between Ray Lewis and his companions and another group of people results in the stabbing deaths of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar, resulting in the indictment of Lewis 11 days on murder and aggravated-assault charges

NFL Legend Ray Lewis
NFL Legend
Ray Lewis
  • Jan 31 Family GP Dr Harold Shipman is jailed for life for murdering 15 of his patients, making him Britain's most prolific convicted serial killer
  • Feb 4 German extortionist Klaus-Peter Sabotta is jailed for life for attempted murder and extortion in connection with the sabotage of German railway lines.
  • Feb 6 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 51-31
  • Feb 6 50th NHL All-Star Game: World beats North America 9-4 at Toronto, Ontario
  • Feb 7 Bahria University is established through Presidential Ordinance No. V of 2000 by the Government of Pakistan.
  • Feb 9 50th Berlin International Film Festival: "Magnolia" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 12 31st NAACP Image Awards: "The Best Man" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 13 The last original "Peanuts" comic strip appears in newspapers one day after Charles M. Schulz dies.

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Charles M. Schulz
  • Feb 13 49th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 137-127 at Oakland
  • Feb 14 The spacecraft NEAR Shoemaker enters orbit around asteroid 433 Eros, the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid.

Sport awardSports Awards

Feb 14 8th ESPY Awards: Tiger Woods, Mia Hamm win

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • Feb 15 Indian Point II nuclear power plant in New York State vents a small amount of radioactive steam when a steam generator fails.
  • Feb 18 Stjepan Mesić becomes the second president of Croatia.
  • Feb 20 42nd Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett wins (155.669 MPH)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Feb 23 42nd Grammy Awards: Smooth, Christina Aguilera wins

  • Mar 1 The Constitution of Finland is rewritten.
  • Mar 1 Hans Blix assumes the position of Executive Chairman of UNMOVIC.
  • Mar 2 Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet heads home after being told the UK would not extradite him on torture charges
  • Mar 2 America's Cup: Team New Zealand defeats Prada Challenge 5-0 to win in Auckland

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 4 14th Soul Train Music Awards: Prince, Whitney Houston, DMX & Mary J. Blige win

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 Long-time Boston Bruin defenseman Ray Bourque is traded to the Colorado Avalanche

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • Mar 10 The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signalling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom
  • Mar 10 16th Soap Opera Digest Awards - General Hospital wins
  • Mar 11 21st Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: St. John's beats Connecticut, 80-70
  • Mar 12 47th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #3 Duke beats #20 Maryland, 81-68
  • Mar 12 41st SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Arkansas beats Auburn, 75-67
  • Mar 17 The 800+ deaths of members of the Ugandan cult Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments of God is considered to be a mass murder and suicide orchestrated by leaders of the cult.
  • Mar 20 Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a former Black Panther once known as H. Rap Brown, is captured after a gun battle that leaves a Georgia sheriff's deputy dead.
  • Mar 20 Pope John Paul II visits Holy Land - Jordan, Israel, Palestine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 23 Joe Sakic records his 400th career goal and becomes the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche all-time leading point scorer

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • Mar 25 20th Golden Raspberry Awards: Wild Wild West wins

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 26 72nd Academy Awards: "American Beauty", Kevin Spacey & Hilary Swank win

  • Mar 27 Phillips explosion of 2000 kills 1 and injures 71 in Pasadena, Texas.
  • Mar 28 A Murray County, Georgia, school bus is hit by a CSX freight train (3 children die in this accident).
  • Apr 2 19th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Tennessee 71-52
  • Apr 3 62nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Michigan State beats Florida 89-76
  • Apr 8 Nineteen US Marines are killed when a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft crashes near Marana, Arizona
  • Apr 8 153rd Grand National: Ruby Walsh aboard Papillon wins
  • Apr 9 64th Masters Golf Tournament: Vijay Singh wins, shooting a 278
  • Apr 9 53rd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "American Beauty" Best Film, Pedro Almodovar Best Director
  • Apr 11 AT&T Park in San Francisco, Minute Maid Park in Houston, and Comerica Park in Detroit open.
  • Apr 14 Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich files a lawsuit against P2P sharing phenomenon Napster. This law-suit eventually leads the movement against file-sharing programs.
  • Apr 15 2000 NFL Draft: Courtney Brown from Penn State first pick by Cleveland Browns
  • Apr 17 104th Boston Marathon: Elijah Lagat of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:47 and Catherine Ndereba of Kenya 1st woman in 2:26:11
  • Apr 22 In a pre-dawn raid, federal agents seize six-year-old Elián González from his relatives' home in Miami, Florida.
  • Apr 22 The Big Number Change takes place in the United Kingdom.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 1 President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares existence of "a state of rebellion", after thousands of supporters of her arrested predecessor, Joseph Estrada, storm towards the presidential palace at height of EDSA III rebellion

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
President of the Philippines Joseph Estrada
President of the Philippines
Joseph Estrada

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 1 "Gladiator" directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix premieres in LA (Best Picture 2001)

  • May 2 Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Apeldoorn and the other in Ottawa on May 11, 2000. Symbolically linking both Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout World War II.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 2 President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • May 3 The sport of geocaching begins, with the first cache placed and the coordinates from a GPS posted on Usenet.
  • May 4 Ken Livingstone becomes the first Mayor of London.
  • May 5 Conjunction of Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn & Moon
  • May 6 126th Kentucky Derby: Kent Desormeaux aboard Fusaichi Pegasus wins in 2:01.12
  • May 13 In Enschede, the Netherlands, a fireworks factory explodes, killing 22 people, wounding 950, and resulting in approximately €450 million in damage.
  • May 13 45th Eurovision Song Contest: Olsen Brothers for Denmark wins singing "Fly on the Wings of Love" in Stockholm
  • May 14 46th British Academy Television Awards: "The League of Gentlemen" Best Comedy, "The Cops" Best Drama
  • May 17 In the Philippines an explosion rocks Glorietta 2 injuring 13 persons, mostly teenagers. According to local authorities, the homemade bomb was placed in front of a toilet beside a video arcade.
  • May 20 125th Preakness: Jerry Bailey aboard Red Bullet wins in 1:56.00

Music releaseAlbum Release

May 23 Eminem releases 3rd studio album 'The Marshall Mathers LP', is fastest ever selling studio album (Grammy - Best Rap Album 2001)

Rapper Eminem
  • May 24 Israeli troops withdraw from southern Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.
  • May 24 8th UEFA Champions League Final: Real Madrid beats Valencia 3-0 at Saint-Denis
  • May 25 Liberation Day of Lebanon. Israel withdraws its army from most of the Lebanese territory after 22 years of its first invasion in 1978.
  • May 25 53rd Cannes Film Festival: "Dancer in the Dark" directed by Lars von Trier wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 26 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 3
  • May 27 NHL Western Conference Final: Dallas Stars beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 3
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Juan Pablo Montoya wins in 2:58:59.431 (269.737 km/h)
  • May 30 35th Academy of Country Music Awards: Shania Twain, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw win
  • Jun 1 The Patent Law Treaty (PLT) is signed.
  • Jun 4 54th Tony Awards: Copenhagen & Contact win
  • Jun 10 132nd Belmont: Pat Day aboard Commendable wins in 2:31.20

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 4 Rhiannon Leigh Wryn, American actress
  • May 2 Angel Sy, Filipina child actor
  • May 10 Shyann McClure, American actress and model
  • Jul 27 Kali Rodriguez, American actress
  • Aug 5 Maya Bond, American singer and musician
  • Sep 6 Breanna Lynn Bartlett-Stewart, first Kleihauer-Betke stillbirth (d. 2000)
  • Sep 9 Victoria Federica de Marichalar y de Borbón, granddaughter of king Juan Carlos I of Spain
  • Sep 26 Princess Salma bint Al Abdullah II of Jordan
  • Oct 31 Willow Smith, American actress
  • Nov 20 Connie Talbot, English singer
  • Dec 6 Pablo Nicolás Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 1 Dominican-American baseball player Albert Pujols (19) weds Deidre "Dee Dee" Corona (22)
  • Mar 4 "American Beauty" actress Mena Suvari (21) weds cinematographer Robert Brinkmann (38)
  • Mar 10 Country singer Vince Gill (42) weds christian/pop singer Amy Grant (39) in Nashville, Tennessee

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 22 NFL football player Emmitt Smith (31) weds Miss Virginia USA beauty queen Patricia Southall (29)

American Football Player Emmitt Smith
American Football Player
Emmitt Smith

HeartWedding of Interest

May 5 Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (24) weds actor Billy Bob Thornton (44) at The Little Church of The West Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

HeartWedding of Interest

May 6 Actor Noah Wyle (28) weds makeup artist Tracy Warbin

Actor Noah Wyle
Noah Wyle
  • May 9 Puerto Rican actress and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres (25) weds singer-songwriter Marc Anthony (31) in Las Vegas, Nevada

HeartWedding of Interest

May 10 World champion professional boxer Manny Pacquiao (21) weds Jinkee Pacquiao

  • May 20 "Benny and Joon" actress Mary Stuart Masterson (33) weds film director Damon Santostefano
  • May 20 "Stone Temple Pilots" front man Scott Weiland (32) weds model Mary Forsberg (25)

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 4 "Titanic" producer-director James Cameron (45) weds actress Suzy Amis (38) in Malibu, California

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • Jun 10 "Live! with Kelly and Michael" executive producer Michael Gelman (38) weds CBS's Early Show correspondent Laurie Hibberd (36) at a Long Island estate
  • Jun 15 "Murphy Brown" actress Candice Bergen (54) weds New York real estate magnate Marshall Rose (63) at a Manhattan synagogue
  • Jun 17 Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson (28) weds Kristin Willits (29) at Lee County's Cathedral Domain in Kentucky

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 24 "Dixie Chicks" lead vocalist Natalie Maines (25) weds "Profit" actor Adrian Pasdar (35) at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Singer-songwriter Natalie Maines
Natalie Maines
  • Jun 28 Business magnate Ron Perelman (69) weds actress Ellen Barkin (46) in a traditional Jewish ceremony at an upper East Side synagogue
  • Jul 8 Olympic figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi (28) weds Carolina Hurricanes ice hockey player Bret Hedican (29) at the Mauna Lani Resort in Kona, Hawaii

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 16 Garfield cartoonist Jim Davis (54) weds Jill Davis

Garfield Cartoonist Jim Davis
Garfield Cartoonist
Jim Davis

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 29 American actress Jennifer Aniston (31) weds actor and film producer Brad Pitt (36) in a private ceremony at Malibu, California

Actress Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston
Actor and Producer Brad Pitt
Actor and Producer
Brad Pitt

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 3 British PM Gordon Brown (49) weds Sarah Jane Macaulay (36) in North Queensferry, Fife

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
British Prime Minister
Gordon Brown

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 10 Lead vocalist Dave Matthews (33) weds Jennifer Ashley Harper

Musician Dave Matthews
Dave Matthews
  • Aug 12 "Saturday Night Live" actor-comedian Will Ferrell (33) weds Swedish actress Viveca Paulin (31)
  • Aug 18 Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (57) weds former congressional aide Calista Bisek (34) in Alexandria, Virginia
  • Aug 23 "7th Heaven" actor Ed Begley Jr. (51) weds actress Rachelle Carson (40) in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 25 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" actor Patrick Stewart (60) weds film producer Wendy Neuss (39) in Los Angeles

  • Sep 2 "The Backstreet Boys" lead vocalist Brian Littrell (25) weds actress Leighanne Wallace (31) at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Sep 3 "Will & Grace" actress Debra Messing (32) weds actor-screenwriter Daniel Zelman (33) at a private estate in Santa Barbara, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 3 American feminist and journalist Gloria Steinem (66) weds environmentalist David Bale (59) in Adair County, Oklahoma

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem
  • Sep 13 Wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin (35) weds WWE Diva Debra Marshall (40) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 16 Jeopardy game show winner Ken Jennings (26) weds Mindy Boam

74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings
74 Time Jeopardy Champion
Ken Jennings

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 30 Tennis star player Pete Sampras (29) weds actress and former Miss Teen USA Bridgette Wilson (27) in Los Angeles, California

Tennis Player Pete Sampras
Tennis Player
Pete Sampras
  • Oct 14 Asylum recording artist Bryan White (26) weds actress Erika Page at Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 18 "Queen" guitarist Brian May (53) weds "EastEnders" actress Anita Dobson (51) in a civil ceremony at Richmond Register Office

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 18 Actress Catherine Zeta Jones (31) weds actor/producer Michael Douglas (56) at the Plaza Hotel in New York City

  • Nov 24 Actor, screenwriter and director Jon Favreau (34) weds physician Joya Tillem (30) in Sonoma, California
  • Dec 2 Mexican singer Thalia (29) weds co-owner of Casablanca Records Tommy Mottola (51) at St. Patrick

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 16 Tennis player Todd Martin (30) weds Amy Martin in New Jersey

Tennis Player Todd Martin
Tennis Player
Todd Martin

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 22 Pop singer Madonna (42) weds film director Guy Ritchie (32) at Skibo Castle in Scotland

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 31 Actress Kate Hudson (21) weds Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson (34) in Aspen, Colorado

Actress Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson

Famous Divorces

  • May 25 Television producer and director Mark Tinker (49) divorces actress and painter Kristin Harmon (54) after 12 years of marriage
  • Sep 22 Actress Patsy Kensit (32) divorces Oasis singer Liam Gallagher (28) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 18 Actress Demi Moore (37) divorces actor Bruce Willis (45) due to irreconcilable differences after 13 years of marriage

Actress Demi Moore
Demi Moore
Actor Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 315

  • Jan 1 Colin Vaughan, Australian political journalist (b. 1931)
  • Jan 2 Patrick O'Brian, British novelist (b. 1914)
  • Jan 2 Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr., U.S. admiral (b. 1920)
  • Jan 2 Nat Adderley, American musician and composer (b. 1931)
  • Jan 4 Tom Fears, American football player (b. 1922)
  • Jan 6 Don Martin, American cartoonist (b. 1931)
  • Jan 7 Gary Albright, American professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • Jan 8 Fritz Thiedemann, German equestrianist (b. 1918)
  • Jan 9 Nigel Tranter, Scottish historian and author (b. 1909)
  • Jan 10 Sam Jaffe, American producer (b. 1901)
  • Jan 11 Betty Archdale, Anglo-Australian educationalist and cricketer (b. 1907)
  • Jan 11 Ivan Combe, American inventor (b. 1911)
  • Jan 11 Bob Lemon, American baseball player (Cleveland Indians), dies at 79
  • Jan 12 Marc Davis, American animator (b. 1913)
  • Jan 12 Bobby Phills, American basketball player (b. 1969)
  • Jan 14 Charles Pick, British publisher (William Heinemann), dies at 82
  • Jan 15 Georges-Henri Lévesque, Canadian Dominican priest and sociologist (b. 1903)
  • Jan 15 Fran Ryan, American actress (b. 1916)
  • Jan 15 Željko Ražnatović, aka Arkan, Serbian paramilitary leader (b. 1952)
  • Jan 16 Will "Dub" Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1928)
  • Jan 16 John Morris Rankin, musical entertainer (b. 1959)
  • Jan 17 Philip Jones, British trumpeter (b. 1928)
  • Jan 18 Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky, Austrian architect (b. 1897)
  • Jan 19 Bettino Craxi, Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1934)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 19 Hedy Lamarr, Austrian-born actress (b. 1913)

Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamarr
Actress and Inventor
Hedy Lamarr
  • Jan 22 Craig Claiborne, American writer and editor (b. 1920)
  • Jan 22 Anne Hébert, French Canadian author and poet (Kamouraska) (b. 1916)
  • Jan 24 Bobby Duncum, Jr., American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • Jan 26 Don Budge, American tennis player (b. 1915)
  • Jan 26 Kathleen Hale, British author (b. 1898)
  • Jan 26 A. E. van Vogt, Canadian-born author (b. 1912)
  • Jan 27 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian pianist (b. 1930)
  • Jan 31 Gil Kane, Latvian-born comic book writer (b. 1926)
  • Feb 2 Todor Popov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 3 Richard Kleindienst, American politician (b. 1923)
  • Feb 4 Carl Albert, American politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1908)
  • Feb 4 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), dies at 58
  • Feb 4 Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (b. 1919)
  • Feb 5 Claude Autant-Lara, French film director (b. 1901)
  • Feb 7 Big Pun, Puerto Rican-American rapper (b. 1971)
  • Feb 7 Doug Henning, Canadian magician (b. 1947)
  • Feb 7 Dave Peverett, English musician (Foghat, Savoy Brown) (b. 1943)
  • Feb 8 Sid Abel, Canadian ice hockey player (Detroit Red Wings), dies at 81
  • Feb 8 Bob Collins, American radio broadcaster (b.1942)
  • Feb 8 Derrick Thomas, American football player (b. 1967)
  • Feb 10 Jim Varney, American actor (b. 1949)
  • Feb 11 Roger Vadim, French director (b. 1928)
  • Feb 11 Jacqueline Auriol, French aviatrix (b. 1917)
  • Feb 12 Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American R&B musician (I Put a Spell on You), dies at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 12 Tom Landry, American football coach (Dallas Cowboys), dies at 75

NFL Head Coach Tom Landry
NFL Head Coach
Tom Landry
  • Feb 12 Andy Lewis, Australian musician (b. 1967)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 12 Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, dies at 77

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Charles M. Schulz
  • Feb 12 Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945)
  • Feb 13 James Cooke Brown, American author and inventor (b. 1921)
  • Feb 14 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), dies at 93
  • Feb 16 Marceline Day, American actress (b. 1908)
  • Feb 16 Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-born engineer and inventor (b. 1911)
  • Feb 16 Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (b. 1918)
  • Feb 18 Willy Maltaite, Belgian comics creator (b. 1927
  • Feb 19 Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Austrian artist (b. 1928)
  • Feb 20 Anatoly Sobchak, Russian politician (b. 1937)
  • Feb 21 Antonio Díaz-Miguel, Spanish basketball coach (b. 1933)
  • Feb 22 Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (b. 1946)
  • Feb 23 Ofra Haza, Israeli singer (b. 1957)
  • Feb 23 Stanley Matthews, English footballer (b. 1915)
  • Feb 23 Albrecht Goes, German writer and theologian, dies at 91
  • Feb 26 George L. Street III American Navy Submariner and Medal of Honor recipient.(b. 1913)
  • Feb 29 Dennis Danell, American artist (b. 1961)
  • Mar 1 Dennis Danell, American guitarist (Social Distortion) (b. 1961)
  • Mar 3 Toni Ortelli, Italian composer and alpinist (b. 1904)
  • Mar 6 John Colicos, Canadian actor (b. 1928)
  • Mar 7 Charles Gray, British actor (b. 1928)
  • Mar 7 Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
  • Mar 9 Ivo Robić, Croatian singer and songwriter (b. 1923)
  • Mar 16 Thomas Ferebee, Hiroshima bombardier (b. 1918)
  • Mar 18 Eberhard Bethge, German theologian (b. 1909)
  • Mar 20 Gene Eugene, Canadian actor and singer (b. 1961)
  • Mar 25 Helen Martin, American actress (b. 1909)
  • Mar 26 Alex Comfort, American author (b. 1920)
  • Mar 27 Ian Dury, English rock musician (The Blockheads) and actor (Judge Dredd), dies at 57
  • Mar 28 Anthony Powell, British novelist (b. 1905)
  • Apr 1 Alexander Mackenzie Stuart, Baron Mackenzie-Stuart, Scottish jurist (b. 1924)
  • Apr 2 Tommaso Buscetta, Sicilian mafioso and pentito (b. 1928)
  • Apr 3 Terence McKenna, American writer and philosopher (b. 1946)
  • Apr 5 Lee Petty, American race car driver (b. 1914)
  • Apr 6 Habib Bourguiba, Tunisian politician (b. 1903)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 8 Claire Trevor, American actress (b. 1910)

Actress Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor
  • Apr 10 Peter Jones, English actor (b. 1920)
  • Apr 10 Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939)
  • Apr 10 Kirsten Rolffes, Danish actress (b. 1928)
  • Apr 11 Diana Darvey, British actress, singer and dancer (b. 1945)
  • Apr 13 Giorgio Bassani, Italian writer (b. 1916)
  • Apr 14 Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (b. 1910)
  • Apr 14 Phil Katz, American computer programmer (b. 1962)
  • Apr 14 Wilf Mannion, English footballer (b. 1918)
  • Apr 15 Edward Gorey, American illustrator (b. 1925)
  • Apr 19 Louis Applebaum, Canadian conductor and composer (b. 1918)
  • Apr 21 Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (b. 1929)
  • Apr 25 David Merrick, American theatrical producer (b. 1911)
  • Apr 25 Lucien le Cam, French mathematician (b. 1924)