What Happened in 2004

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 273

  • Jan 1st In a vote of confidence, General Pervez Musharraf wins 658 out of 1,170 votes in the Electoral College of Pakistan, and according to Article 41(8) of the Constitution of Pakistan, was "deemed to be elected" to the office of President until October 2007.
  • Jan 1st 90th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #4 Michigan, 28-14
  • Jan 1st 70th Orange Bowl: #10 Miami (FL) beats #9 Florida State, 16-14
  • Jan 2nd Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, collecting samples that it will return to Earth two years later.
  • Jan 2nd 33rd Fiesta Bowl: #7 Ohio State beats #8 Kansas State, 35-28
  • Jan 3rd Flight 604, a Boeing 737 owned by Flash Airlines, an Egyptian airliner, plunges into the Red Sea, killing all 148 people on board.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 3rd After hosting the show for over 30 years, Casey Kasem gives up the hosting duties of "American Top 40" to Ryan Seacrest

Disc jockey and actor Casey Kasem
Disc jockey and actor
Casey Kasem
  • Jan 4th Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.
  • Jan 4th 6th BCS National Championship: #2 LSU beats #1 Oklahoma, 21-14, at 70th Sugar Bowl
  • Jan 4th Mikheil Saakashvili is elected President of Georgia
  • Jan 6th Costas Simitis announces his resignation as president of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement in Greece.
  • Jan 8th The RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, is christened by her namesake's granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Jan 10th 9th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King wins Best Film

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 11th 30th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)

Actress Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
Actress Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston
Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson
  • Jan 11th "4th and 26", trailing the Green Bay Packers by 3 in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, the Philadelphia Eagles faced 4th and 26 on their final drive, when Donovan McNabb hit Freddie Mitchell for 29 yards. The Eagles would tie the game and go on to win in overtime
  • Jan 12th The world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
  • Jan 13th Harold Shipman, a British GP who is believed to have killed more than 200 of his patients in Manchester, is found hanged in his prison cell
  • Jan 14th The national flag of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", was restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
  • Jan 18th AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Indianapolis Colts 24-14
  • Jan 18th NFC Championship Game: Carolina Panthers beat Philadelphia Eagles 14-3
  • Jan 21st Canada: The residence of reporter Juliet O'Neill is searched by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) investigating leaks concerning the deportation of Maher Arar.
  • Jan 21st NASA's MER-A (the Mars Rover Spirit) ceases communication with mission control. The problem lies with Flash Memory management and is fixed remotely from Earth on February 6.
  • Jan 25th Opportunity rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars.

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 25th 61st Golden Globes: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Sean Penn, & Charlize Theron win

  • Jan 25th 20th Sundance Film Festival: "Primer", directed by Shane Carruth, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 26th President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan.
  • Jan 26th A whale explodes in the town of Tainan, Taiwan. A build-up of gas in the decomposing sperm whale is suspected of causing the explosion.
  • Feb 1st 251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

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Feb 1st Wardrobe malfunction: Janet Jackson's breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to FCC censorship guidelines.

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Feb 1st Super Bowl XXXVIII: New England Patriots beat Carolina Panthers, 32-29 at the Reliant Stadium MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady

Sport awardTennis Open

Feb 1st 92nd Men's Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Marat Safin (7-6, 6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Feb 1st 92nd Women's Australian Open: Justine Henin-Hardenne beats Kim Clijsters (6-3, 4-6, 6-3)

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Feb 4th Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • Feb 5th Twenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, England. Twenty-one bodies are recovered.
  • Feb 5th Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
  • Feb 5th 54th Berlin International Film Festival: "Head-On" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 8th 46th Grammy Awards: Clocks, Evanescence wins
  • Feb 8th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 55-52
  • Feb 8th 54th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 6-4 at St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Feb 12th The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
  • Feb 13th The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovers the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093.
  • Feb 14th In a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal water park collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.
  • Feb 15th 53rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 136-132 at Los Angeles
  • Feb 15th 46th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wins (156.341 MPH)
  • Feb 15th 57th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" Best Film, Peter Weir Best Director
  • Feb 16th The Pittsburgh Penguins lose their 12th consecutive home game, a NHL record
  • Feb 18th Up to 295 people, including nearly 200 rescue workers, die near Neyshabur in Iran when a run-away freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertiliser catches fire and explodes.

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Feb 18th Greg Maddux signs with the Chicago Cubs, the team he began his career with

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Feb 19th Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal is awarded an honorary knighthood in recognition of a "lifetime of service to humanity."
  • Feb 21st The first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome.
  • Feb 26th Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Feb 26th The United States lifts a ban on travel to Libya, ending travel restrictions to the nation that had lasted for 23 years.
  • Feb 27th Former BPMC general secretary Ordrick Samuel launches a new party in Barbuda, Barbudans for a Better Barbuda.
  • Feb 27th A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines worst terrorist attack kills 116.
  • Feb 28th Over 1 million Taiwanese participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally form a 500-kilometre (300-mile) long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947
  • Feb 28th 24th Golden Raspberry Awards: Gigli wins
  • Feb 29th Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigns as President of Haiti following popular rebel uprising.
  • Feb 29th 76th Academy Awards: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," Sean Penn & Charlize Theron win
  • Mar 1st Terry Nichols is convicted of state murder charges and being an accomplice to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
  • Mar 1st Mohammed Bahr al-Uloum becomes President of Iraq.
  • Mar 2nd Voters in the U.S. state of Georgia vote on a referendum concerning its Confederacy-derived flag.
  • Mar 2nd War in Iraq: Al Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.
  • Mar 2nd Rosetta space probe is launched by the European Space Agency to study comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko with Philae lander module aboard
  • Mar 3rd Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival AmBev agreed to merge in a $11.2 billion deal that formed InBev, the world's largest brewer.
  • Mar 6th 35th NAACP Image Awards: "The Fighting Temptations" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Mar 7th New Democracy wins the national elections in Greece.
  • Mar 8th A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council.
  • Mar 11th Terrorists explode simultaneous bombs on Madrid's rail network ripping through a commuter train and rocking three stations, killing 190
  • Mar 12th Roh Moo-hyun, President of South Korea is impeached by its national assembly for the first time in the nation's history.
  • Mar 13th 25th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats Pittsburgh, 61-58
  • Mar 14th 51st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats #5 Duke, 95-87
  • Mar 14th 45th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Florida, 89-73
  • Mar 15th Announcement of the discovery of 90377 Sedna, the farthest natural object in the Solar system so far observed.
  • Mar 17th Unrest in Kosovo results in more than 22 killed, 200 wounded, and the destruction of 35 Serb Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and two mosques in Belgrade and Nis.
  • Mar 19th A truck and a bus crash head-on in Äänekoski, Finland. 24 people are killed and 13 injured.
  • Mar 19th A Swedish DC-3 shot down by a Russian MiG-15 in the 1950s is finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the crew are left in place, pending further investigations.
  • Mar 19th Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country's presidential election on March 20.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 20th Stephen Harper wins the leadership of the newly created Conservative Party of Canada, becoming the party's first leader.

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper

Music awardsMusic Awards

Mar 20th 18th Soul Train Music Awards: R. Kelly, Janet Jackson, Outkast & Beyoncé win

R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly
Singer Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson
Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Beyoncé Knowles
  • Mar 21st In Malaysia, the 11th Federal and State elections are held, returning the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional to power with an increased majority.
  • Mar 22nd Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist militant group Hamas, and bodyguards are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired Hellfire missiles.
  • Mar 23rd Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions holds its first conference in Hyderabad, India.
  • Mar 27th HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.
  • Mar 29th Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
  • Mar 29th The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
  • Mar 31st In Fallujah, Iraq, 4 American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed and their bodies mutilated after being ambushed.
  • Apr 1st Google introduces Gmail: the launch is met with scepticism on account of the launch date.
  • Apr 2nd Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid. Their attack is thwarted.
  • Apr 3rd Islamic terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves.
  • Apr 3rd 157th Grand National: Graham Lee aboard Amberleigh House wins
  • Apr 5th 66th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Georgia Tech 82-73
  • Apr 6th Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from the post by impeachment.
  • Apr 6th 23rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Tennessee 70-61
  • Apr 8th Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups

Battle9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

Apr 8th U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice testifies before the 9/11 Commission

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 11th 68th Masters Golf Tournament: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 279

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 13th Barry Bonds hits his 661st career home run, passing Willie Mays on the all-time list

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Apr 16th The super liner Queen Mary 2 embarks on her first Transatlantic crossing, linking the golden age of ocean travel to the modern age of ocean travel.
  • Apr 18th 50th British Academy Television Awards: "Little Britain" Best Comedy, "Buried" Best Drama
  • Apr 19th 108th Boston Marathon: Timothy Cherigat of Kenya 1st man in 2:10:37 and Catherine Ndereba of Kenya 1st woman in 2:24:27

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 21st Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway
  • Feb 6th Princess Louise of Belgium
  • Mar 21st Count Claus-Casimir of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg
  • May 10th The Gosselin Sextuplets

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 1st Singer Lou Rawls (71) weds Nina Malek Inman at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 3rd Singer Britney Spears (22) weds childhood pal Jason Allen Alexander in Las Vegas, Nevada

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears
  • Jan 12th Two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (44) weds ABC-TV correspondent Rebecca Rankin in Los Angeles
  • Jan 24th "Married ... With Children" actor David Faustino (33) weds actress Andrea Elmer (31) at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 24th Actress Selma Blair (31) weds producer Ahmet Zappa (29) at Carrie Fisher's mansion in Beverly Hills, California

Actress Selma Blair
Selma Blair

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 26th Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (41) weds marketing executive Kelli O'Donnell (36) in San Francisco, California

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell
  • Feb 27th Singer-actress Solange Knowles (18) weds Texas Southern University football player Daniel Smith at Old Bahama Bay Resort in Grand Bahama Island
  • Mar 3rd University of Miami star defensive tackle & probable NFL draft pick Vince Wilfork (22) weds Bianca Farinas at Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
  • Apr 2nd Actress Jill Whelan (38) weds Michael Chaykowsky aboard the Caribbean Princess cruise ship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Apr 4th Latina singer Joy Enriquez (25) weds Grammy-winner Rodney Jerkins (26) at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, California
  • Apr 24th Prince Friso of Orange (35), 2nd son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands marries Mabel Wisse Smit (35) without formal permission of parliament.
  • Apr 24th Model-actress Ali Landry (30) weds TV personality Mario Lopez (30) at the exclusive Las Alamandas resort outside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Apr 29th "Gentlemen's Agreement" Oscar Best Supporting Actress Celeste Holm (87) weds opera singer Frank Basile (41) in Manhattan
  • May 9th "Underworld" director Len Wiseman (31) weds actress Kate Beckinsale (30) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California
  • May 14th Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (35), eldest son of Margrethe II of Denmark and heir apprent, marries Mary Elizabeth Donaldson (32), at Copenhagen Cathedral
  • May 22nd Felipe, Prince of Asturias, of the Spanish Royal Family weds Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano at The Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, Spain
  • May 23rd Singer-guitarist Michelle Branch (21) weds musician Teddy Landau at Isla Pardito, Mexico
  • May 29th "Party of Five" actor Scott Wolf (35) weds "Real World" cast member Kelley Limp at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 5th Actress Jennifer Lopez (43) weds salsa artist Marc Anthony (42) in Beverly Hills, California

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 5th Tennis player Ilie Năstase (57) weds fashion model Amalia Teodosescu

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • Jun 6th "Trick Pony" lead singer Heidi Newfield (33) weds NFL agent Bill Johnson in Destin, Florida
  • Jun 20th Former Dallas Cowboys running back Eddie George (30) weds R&B group "SWV" member Tamara Johnson (33) at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, New Jersey
  • Jul 2nd Actress Mira Sorvino (36) weds actor Christopher Backus (23) in a private civil ceremony at the Santa Barbara Courthouse
  • Jul 3rd Actress Tori Spelling (31) weds actor-writer Charlie Shanian (35) at her parents 56,000-square foot mansion in Bel Air, California
  • Jul 3rd The Bachelor actor Bob Guiney (33) weds "All My Children" soap opera actress Rebecca Budig (31) in Long Lake, Michigan
  • Jul 4th Actor Dennis Quaid (50) weds real estate agent Kimberly Buffington (32) at his 500-acre Montana ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana
  • Jul 10th "The West Wing" actor Dule Hill (29) weds actress Nicole Lyn (26) in Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Jul 24th "The Calling" singer Alex Band (23) weds "Cleopatra 2525" actress Jennifer Sky (27) in West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Jul 24th Former MSNBC news anchor Ashleigh Banfield (36) weds real estate financier Howard Gould (31) in Kenora, Ontario

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 30th Actor Nicolas Cage (40) weds Alice Kim (20) at a private ranch in Northern California

  • Jul 31st "Ed" actor Tom Cavanagh (35) weds "Sports Illustrated" photo editor Maureen Grise (33) at a 19th-century, cedar-shingled Roman Catholic church in Nantucket, Massachusetts
  • Aug 7th "The Wonder Years" actor Fred Savage (28) weds commercial real estate agent Jennifer Stone (31) in Los Angeles
  • Aug 14th Actor Josh Brolin (36) weds actress Diane Lane (39) at his ninety-seven acre spread in San Luis Obispo, California
  • Aug 14th "Dancing With The Stars" contestant and "Seinfeld" actor John O'Hurley (49) weds Lisa Mesloh at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California
  • Aug 15th Fashion designer and socialite Nicky Hilton (21) weds businessman Todd Andrew Meister (33) at The Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 28th "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Mariska Hargitay (40) weds actor-writer Peter Hermann (37) at the Unitarian Society in Santa Barbara, California

  • Sep 3rd "Baywatch" actress Gena Lee Nolin (32) weds NHL hockey player Cale Hulse (30) at the Royal Palms Resort in Phoenix, Arizona
  • Sep 4th Rap singer Juvenile (29) weds Shadonna Jones at The Victory Fellowship Church in Metairie, Louisiana
  • Sep 9th 'N Sync singer Joey Fatone (27) weds Kelly Baldwin (27) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York
  • Sep 18th Pop star Britney Spears (22) weds rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (26) in Studio City, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 22nd Race car driver Al Unser Jr (42) weds Gina Soto

Indy Car Driver Al Unser Jr.
Indy Car Driver
Al Unser Jr.
  • Sep 24th Former "Baywatch" actor Michael Bergin (35) weds makeup artist Joy Tilk (34) at Hanalei Bay Resort in Kauai, Hawaii

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 25th Academy Award winning actor Kevin Costner (49) weds model and handbag designer Christine Baumgartner (30) at his 165-acre ranch in Aspen, Colorado

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 2nd "Piano Man" singer-songwriter Billy Joel (55) weds television food critic and chef Katie Lee (23) at 15-acre waterfront estate in Centre Island, New York

Pianist, songwriter, and composer Billy Joel
Pianist, songwriter, and composer
Billy Joel
  • Oct 2nd "Married ... With Children" actress Katey Sagal (50) weds "The Shield" writer Kurt Sutter (42) in Los Feliz, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 5th Professional golfer Tiger Woods (28) weds former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (24) at Sandy Lane Resort in St. James, Barbados

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • Oct 16th Actor Marlon Brando's son Christian Brando (46) weds Deborah Presley at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 28th Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz (61) weds professor Anya Schiffrin (41) at the Municipal Building in New York

  • Oct 29th "Jackass" member Chris Pontius (30) weds Claire Nolan in Malibu
  • Oct 30th Blink-182 pop punk band drummer Travis Barker (28) weds actress and First Runner Up Miss USA 1995 Shanna Moakler (29) at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California
  • Nov 13th "The View" co-host Star Jones (42) weds banker Al Reynolds at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City
  • Nov 23rd "Penn and Teller" magician Penn Jillette (49) weds TV producer Emily Zolten at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Dec 23rd CBS executive Les Moonves (55) weds CBS' "Early Show" co-host Julie Chen (34) on a private estate in Acapulco
  • Dec 26th "Kill Bill" actress David Carradine (67) weds Annie Berman (43) at the seaside in Malibu
  • Dec 29th "The X-Files" actress Gillian Anderson (36) weds former journalist and documentary filmmaker Julian Ozanne (42) on Shella island in Lamu, Kenya
  • Dec 30th Boston Red Sox centerfielder Johnny Damon (31) weds Michelle Mangan at Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Hotel in Orlando, Florida

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 31st Australian pop diva Natalie Imbruglia (28) weds "Silverchair" frontman Daniel Johns (24) on a beach ceremony in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

Musician Daniel Johns
Daniel Johns
  • Dec 31st English actor Terence Stamp (64) weds Elizabeth O'Rourke (23) in London

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 4th Britney Spears has her surprise marriage annulled less than 55 hours after tying the knot with childhood friend Jason Alexander at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Mar 30th "Alias" actress Jennifer Garner (30) divorces actor Scott Foley (30) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly 4 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 26th Model-actress Deborah Falconer (38) divorces actor Robert Downey Jr (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 12 years of marriage

  • Apr 27th Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry files for divorce from her second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet, six months after the couple separated
  • May 12th Model and actress Ali Landry divorces (30) "Saved by the Bell" actor Mario Lopez (30) due to infidelity only less than 2 weeks after getting married
  • Jun 8th "TLC" singer Tionne Watkins (34) divorces rapper Mack 10 (32) due to adultery after nearly 4 years of marriage
  • Jun 10th Model-actress Ali Landry (30) divorces "Saved by the Bell" actor Mario Lopez (30) due to irreconcilable differences only 2 weeks after getting married
  • Oct 7th Actress Andie MacDowell (46) divorces businessman Rhett Hartzog (45) after nearly three years of marriage
  • Nov 9th Hotel heiress and fashion model Nicky Hilton (21) divorces businessman Todd Andrew Meister (33) due to bi-coastal relationship after nearly 3 months of marriage
  • Nov 19th Singer Jermaine Jackson (49) divorces Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza (35) after 9 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 483

  • Jan 2nd Jess Collins, American artist (b. 1923)
  • Jan 2nd Lynn Cartwright, American actress (b. 1927)
  • Jan 3rd Des Corcoran, Premier of South Australia (b. 1928)
  • Jan 3rd Leon Wagner, American baseball player (b. 1934)
  • Jan 4th John Toland, American historian (b. 1912)
  • Jan 4th Joan Aiken, English author (b. 1924)
  • Jan 4th Jake Hess, American singer (b. 1927)
  • Jan 4th Jeff Nuttall, English writer (b. 1933)
  • Jan 4th Brian Gibson (director), English film director (b. 1944)
  • Jan 5th Tug McGraw, American baseball player, father of Tim McGraw (b. 1944)
  • Jan 6th Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (b. 1921)
  • Jan 6th Charles Dumas, American athlete (b. 1937)
  • Jan 6th Pierre Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica (b. 1954)
  • Jan 7th Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (b. 1926)
  • Jan 7th Oswald Garrison Villard Jr., American Engineer (over-the-horizon radar), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • Jan 8th John A. Gambling, American radio talk-show host (b. 1930)
  • Jan 9th Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher (b. 1909)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 10th Spalding Gray, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1941)

  • Jan 10th Alexandra Ripley, American author (b. 1934)
  • Jan 11th Mervyn Pike [Baroness Pike], British politician (C), dies at 85
  • Jan 12th Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • Jan 12th Randy VanWarmer, American singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
  • Jan 13th Arne Næss Jr., Norwegian mountain climber (b. 1937)
  • Jan 13th Harold Shipman, British serial killer (b. 1946)
  • Jan 14th Uta Hagen, American actress (b. 1919)
  • Jan 14th Ron O'Neal, American actor (b. 1937)
  • Jan 14th Valfar, Norwegian musician (Windir) (b. 1978)
  • Jan 16th Kalevi Sorsa, Prime Minister of Finland (b. 1930)
  • Jan 17th Harry Brecheen, American baseball player (b. 1914)
  • Jan 17th Czeslaw Niemen, Polish musician (b. 1939)
  • Jan 17th Ray Stark, American stage and film producer (b. 1915)
  • Jan 17th Noble [Henry] Willingham, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger), dies at 72
  • Jan 19th Harry E. Claiborne, American judge (suicide) (b. 1917)
  • Jan 19th David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1955)
  • Jan 20th Guinn Smith, American athlete (b. 1920)
  • Jan 21st Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian writer (b. 1929)
  • Jan 22nd Billy May, American composer and musician (b. 1916)
  • Jan 22nd Thomas Mead, Australian politician and journalist (b. 1918)
  • Jan 22nd Ann Miller, American actress and dancer (b. 1923)
  • Jan 23rd Bob Keeshan, American actor (b. 1927)
  • Jan 23rd Helmut Newton, German-born photographer (b. 1920)
  • Jan 24th Leônidas da Silva, Brazilian footballer (b. 1913)
  • Jan 25th Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch athlete (b. 1918)
  • Jan 25th Miklós Fehér, Hungarian footballer (b. 1979)
  • Jan 26th Fred Haas, American golfer (b. 1916)
  • Jan 27th Jack Paar, American television show host (b. 1918)
  • Jan 27th Salvador Laurel, Vice President of the Philippines (b. 1928)
  • Jan 28th Lloyd M. Bucher, U.S. Navy officer (b. 1927)
  • Jan 28th Don Cholito, Puerto Rican radio host (b. 1923)
  • Jan 28th Elroy Hirsch, American football player (b. 1923)
  • Jan 28th Don Stansauk, American professional wrestler (b. 1936)
  • Jan 28th Joe Viterelli, American actor (b. 1937)
  • Jan 29th M. M. Kaye, British writer (b. 1908)
  • Jan 29th Janet Frame, New Zealand writer (b. 1924)
  • Jan 31st Eleanor Holm, American swimmer (b. 1913)
  • Feb 1st May O'Donnell, American modern dancer and choreographer (b. 1909)
  • Feb 2nd Bernard McEveety, American film director (b. 1924)
  • Feb 3rd Jason Raize, American musical theatre actor (b. 1975)
  • Feb 5th John Hench, American animator (b. 1908)
  • Feb 8th Julius Schwartz, American comic book and science fiction editor (b. 1915)
  • Feb 9th Claude Ryan, Canadian newspaper director and politician (b. 1925)
  • Feb 10th Guy Provost, Quebec actor (b. 1925)
  • Feb 11th Shirley Strickland, Australian athlete (b. 1925)
  • Feb 13th Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Chechen leader (b. 1952)
  • Feb 14th Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (b. 1970)
  • Feb 15th Jens Evensen, Norwegian minister and jurist (b. 1917)
  • Feb 15th Jan Miner, American actress (b. 1917)
  • Feb 16th Doris Troy, American singer (b. 1937)
  • Feb 17th José López Portillo, President of Mexico (b. 1920)
  • Feb 18th Jean Rouch, French filmmaker and ethnologist (b. 1917)
  • Feb 21st Guido Molinari, Canadian artist (b. 1933)
  • Feb 21st John Charles, Welsh footballer (b. 1931)
  • Feb 22nd Andy Seminick, American baseball player (b. 1920)
  • Feb 22nd Roque Máspoli, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1917)
  • Feb 23rd Vijay Anand, Indian film director (b. 1934)
  • Feb 23rd Carl Anderson, American singer (b. 1945)
  • Feb 23rd Sikander Bakht, Governor of Kerala (b. 1918)
  • Feb 23rd Don Cornell, American singer (b. 1919)
  • Feb 23rd Carl Liscombe, Canadian hockey player (b. 1915)
  • Feb 24th John Randolph, American actor (b. 1915)
  • Feb 25th Donald Hings, Canadian inventor (b. 1907)
  • Feb 26th Shankarrao Chavan, Indian politician (b. 1920)
  • Feb 26th Adolf Ehrnrooth, Finnish general (b. 1905)
  • Feb 26th Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia (b. 1956)
  • Feb 27th Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (b. 1910)
  • Feb 27th Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historians (b. 1928)
  • Feb 28th Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, writer, and Librarian of Congress (b. 1914)
  • Feb 28th Carmen Laforet, famed Spanish novelist
  • Feb 28th Andres Nuiamäe, Estonian soldier (b. 1982)
  • Feb 29th Jerome Lawrence, American playwright (b. 1915)
  • Mar 2nd Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (b. 1916)
  • Mar 2nd Marge Schott, American baseball team owner (b. 1928)
  • Mar 2nd Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (b. 1980)
  • Mar 3rd Cecily Adams, American actress and casting director (b. 1958)
  • Mar 4th John McGeoch, Scottish musician (b. 1955)
  • Mar 4th Claude Nougaro, French singer (b. 1929)
  • Mar 4th George Pake, American physicist (b. 1924)
  • Mar 4th Stephen Sprouse, American fashion designer (b. 1953)
  • Mar 5th Walt Gorney, American actor (b. 1912)
  • Mar 6th Frances Dee, American actress (b. 1909)