What Happened in 2004

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 273

  • Jan 1 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 1 90th Rose Bowl: #1 Southern California beats #4 Michigan, 28-14
  • Jan 1 70th Orange Bowl: #10 Miami (FL) beats #9 Florida State, 16-14
  • Jan 2 Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, collecting samples that it will return to Earth two years later.
  • Jan 2 33rd Fiesta Bowl: #7 Ohio State beats #8 Kansas State, 35-28
  • Jan 3 Flight 604, a Boeing 737 owned by Flash Airlines, an Egyptian airliner, plunges into the Red Sea, killing all 148 people on board.

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Jan 3 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 4 Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.
  • Jan 4 6th BCS National Championship: #2 LSU beats #1 Oklahoma, 21-14, at 70th Sugar Bowl
  • Jan 4 Mikheil Saakashvili is elected President of Georgia
  • Jan 6 Costas Simitis announces his resignation as president of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement in Greece.
  • Jan 8 The RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, is christened by her namesake's granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Jan 10 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 11 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 11 \"4th and 26\", trailing the Green Bay Packers by 3 in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, Philadelphia Eagles face 4th and 26 on their final drive, Donovan McNabb hits Freddie Mitchell for 29 yards. The Eagles tie the game and go on to win in overtime
  • Jan 12 The world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
  • Jan 13 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 14 The national flag of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", was restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
  • Jan 18 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Indianapolis Colts 24-14
  • Jan 18 NFC Championship Game: Carolina Panthers beat Philadelphia Eagles 14-3
  • Jan 21 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 21 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 25 Opportunity rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars.

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

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

  • Jan 25 20th Sundance Film Festival: "Primer", directed by Shane Carruth, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 26 President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan.
  • Jan 26 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 1 251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

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Feb 1 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 1 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 1 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 1 92nd Women's Australian Open: Justine Henin-Hardenne beats Kim Clijsters (6-3, 4-6, 6-3)

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Feb 4 Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • Feb 5 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 5 Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
  • Feb 5 54th Berlin International Film Festival: "Head-On" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 8 46th Grammy Awards: Clocks, Evanescence wins
  • Feb 8 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 55-52
  • Feb 8 54th NHL All-Star Game: East beats West 6-4 at St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Feb 12 The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
  • Feb 13 The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovers the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093.
  • Feb 14 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 15 53rd NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 136-132 at Los Angeles
  • Feb 15 46th Daytona 500: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. wins (156.341 MPH)
  • Feb 15 57th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" Best Film, Peter Weir Best Director
  • Feb 16 The Pittsburgh Penguins lose their 12th consecutive home game, a NHL record
  • Feb 18 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 18 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 19 Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal is awarded an honorary knighthood in recognition of a "lifetime of service to humanity."
  • Feb 21 The first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome.
  • Feb 26 Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Feb 26 The United States lifts a ban on travel to Libya, ending travel restrictions to the nation that had lasted for 23 years.
  • Feb 27 Former BPMC general secretary Ordrick Samuel launches a new party in Barbuda, Barbudans for a Better Barbuda.
  • Feb 27 A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines worst terrorist attack kills 116.
  • Feb 28 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 28 24th Golden Raspberry Awards: Gigli wins
  • Feb 29 Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigns as President of Haiti following popular rebel uprising.
  • Feb 29 76th Academy Awards: "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," Sean Penn & Charlize Theron win
  • Mar 1 Terry Nichols is convicted of state murder charges and being an accomplice to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
  • Mar 1 Mohammed Bahr al-Uloum becomes President of Iraq.
  • Mar 2 Voters in the U.S. state of Georgia vote on a referendum concerning its Confederacy-derived flag.
  • Mar 2 War in Iraq: Al Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.
  • Mar 2 Rosetta space probe is launched by the European Space Agency to study comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko with Philae lander module aboard
  • Mar 3 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 6 35th NAACP Image Awards: "The Fighting Temptations" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Mar 7 New Democracy wins the national elections in Greece.
  • Mar 8 A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council.
  • Mar 11 Terrorists explode simultaneous bombs on Madrid's rail network ripping through a commuter train and rocking three stations, killing 190
  • Mar 12 Roh Moo-hyun, President of South Korea is impeached by its national assembly for the first time in the nation's history.
  • Mar 13 25th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Connecticut beats Pittsburgh, 61-58
  • Mar 14 51st ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Maryland beats #5 Duke, 95-87
  • Mar 14 45th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Florida, 89-73
  • Mar 15 Announcement of the discovery of 90377 Sedna, the farthest natural object in the Solar system so far observed.
  • Mar 17 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 19 A truck and a bus crash head-on in Äänekoski, Finland. 24 people are killed and 13 injured.
  • Mar 19 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 19 Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country's presidential election on March 20.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 20 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 20 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 21 In Malaysia, the 11th Federal and State elections are held, returning the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional to power with an increased majority.
  • Mar 22 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 23 Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions holds its first conference in Hyderabad, India.
  • Mar 27 HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.
  • Mar 29 Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
  • Mar 29 The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
  • Mar 31 In Fallujah, Iraq, 4 American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed and their bodies mutilated after being ambushed.
  • Apr 1 Google introduces Gmail: the launch is met with scepticism on account of the launch date.
  • Apr 2 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 3 Islamic terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves.
  • Apr 3 157th Grand National: Graham Lee aboard Amberleigh House wins
  • Apr 5 66th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Georgia Tech 82-73
  • Apr 6 Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from the post by impeachment.
  • Apr 6 23rd NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Tennessee 70-61
  • Apr 8 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 8 U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice testifies before the 9/11 Commission

Sport awardGolf Major

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

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Apr 13 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 16 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 18 50th British Academy Television Awards: "Little Britain" Best Comedy, "Buried" Best Drama
  • Apr 19 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 21 Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway
  • Feb 6 Princess Louise of Belgium
  • Mar 21 Count Claus-Casimir of Orange-Nassau, Jonkheer van Amsberg
  • May 10 The Gosselin Sextuplets

Famous Weddings

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears
  • Jan 12 Two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (44) weds ABC-TV correspondent Rebecca Rankin in Los Angeles
  • Jan 24 "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 24 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 26 Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (41) weds marketing executive Kelli O'Donnell (36) in San Francisco, California

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell
  • Feb 27 Singer-actress Solange Knowles (18) weds Texas Southern University football player Daniel Smith at Old Bahama Bay Resort in Grand Bahama Island
  • Mar 3 University of Miami star defensive tackle & probable NFL draft pick Vince Wilfork (22) weds Bianca Farinas at Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
  • Apr 2 Actress Jill Whelan (38) weds Michael Chaykowsky aboard the Caribbean Princess cruise ship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Apr 4 Latina singer Joy Enriquez (25) weds Grammy-winner Rodney Jerkins (26) at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, California
  • Apr 24 Prince Friso of Orange (35), 2nd son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands marries Mabel Wisse Smit (35) without formal permission of parliament.
  • Apr 24 Model-actress Ali Landry (30) weds TV personality Mario Lopez (30) at the exclusive Las Alamandas resort outside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Apr 29 "Gentlemen's Agreement" Oscar Best Supporting Actress Celeste Holm (87) weds opera singer Frank Basile (41) in Manhattan
  • May 9 "Underworld" director Len Wiseman (31) weds actress Kate Beckinsale (30) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California
  • May 14 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 22 Felipe, Prince of Asturias, of the Spanish Royal Family weds Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano at The Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, Spain
  • May 23 Singer-guitarist Michelle Branch (21) weds musician Teddy Landau at Isla Pardito, Mexico
  • May 29 "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 5 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 5 Tennis player Ilie Năstase (57) weds fashion model Amalia Teodosescu

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

  • Jul 31 "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 7 "The Wonder Years" actor Fred Savage (28) weds commercial real estate agent Jennifer Stone (31) in Los Angeles
  • Aug 14 Actor Josh Brolin (36) weds actress Diane Lane (39) at his ninety-seven acre spread in San Luis Obispo, California
  • Aug 14 "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 15 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 28 "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Mariska Hargitay (40) weds actor-writer Peter Hermann (37) at the Unitarian Society in Santa Barbara, California

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 25 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 2 "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 2 "Married ... With Children" actress Katey Sagal (50) weds "The Shield" writer Kurt Sutter (42) in Los Feliz, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 5 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 16 Actor Marlon Brando's son Christian Brando (46) weds Deborah Presley at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 31 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 31 English actor Terence Stamp (64) weds Elizabeth O'Rourke (23) in London

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 4 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 30 "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 26 Model-actress Deborah Falconer (38) divorces actor Robert Downey Jr (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 12 years of marriage

  • Apr 27 Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry files for divorce from her second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet, six months after the couple separated
  • May 12 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 8 "TLC" singer Tionne Watkins (34) divorces rapper Mack 10 (32) due to adultery after nearly 4 years of marriage
  • Jun 10 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 7 Actress Andie MacDowell (46) divorces businessman Rhett Hartzog (45) after nearly three years of marriage
  • Nov 9 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 10 Talk show host Ricki Lake and Rob Sussman divorce after 10 years of marriage
  • Nov 19 Singer Jermaine Jackson (49) divorces Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza (35) after 9 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 485

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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