What Happened in 2006

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 255

  • Jan 1 Sydney, Australia swelters through its hottest New Years Day on record. The thermometre peaked at 45 degrees celsius, sparking bushfires and power outages.
  • Jan 2 72nd Sugar Bowl: #11 West Virginia beats #7 Georgia, 38-35
  • Jan 2 35th Fiesta Bowl: #4 Ohio State beats #5 Notre Dame, 34-20
  • Jan 3 72nd Orange Bowl: #3 Penn State beats #22 Florida State, 26-23
  • Jan 4 Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
  • Jan 4 8th BCS National Championship: #2 Texas beats #1 Southern California, 41-38, at 92nd Rose Bowl
  • Jan 8 A magnitude 6.9 earthquake with its epicenter just off the Greek island of Kythira hits much of the country and is felt throughout the entire eastern Mediterranean Sea.
  • Jan 9 11th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Brokeback Mountain wins Best Film

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 10 32nd People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Sandra Bullock win (Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Garner win (TV)

  • Jan 12 A stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.
  • Jan 12 Turkey releases Mehmet Ali Ağca from jail after he served 25 years for shooting Pope John Paul II.
  • Jan 12 The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.
  • Jan 12 The foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany declare that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have reached a dead end and recommend that Iran be referred to the United Nations Security Council.

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Jan 12 During an emotional ceremony, Mark Messier's #11 jersey is retired by the New York Rangers

NHL Legend Mark Messier
NHL Legend
Mark Messier

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jan 16 Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is sworn in as Liberia's new president. She becomes Africa's first female elected head of state.

Africa's First Elected Female Head of State Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Africa's First Elected Female Head of State
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 16 63rd Golden Globes: Brokeback Mountain, Philip Seymour Hoffman, & Felicity Huffman win

  • Jan 19 A Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 crashes in Hungary.
  • Jan 19 The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto.
  • Jan 19 Terrorist blows himself up in Tel Aviv, killing only himself but injuring 20 people, one of them seriously.
  • Jan 22 Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president.

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Jan 22 Kobe Bryant scores a career-high 81 points in a victory against the Toronto Raptors, the second most in NBA history in one single game

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • Jan 22 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Denver Broncos 34-17
  • Jan 22 NFC Championship Game: Seattle Seahawks beat Carolina Panthers 34-14

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jan 24 After losing the federal election to Stephen Harper, Paul Martin resigns as leader of the Liberal party

21st Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin
21st Prime Minister of Canada
Paul Martin
22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
  • Jan 25 Three independent observing campaigns announce the discovery of OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb through gravitational microlensing, the first cool rocky/icy extrasolar planet around a main-sequence star.
  • Jan 26 Western Union discontinues its telegram service.

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 29 94th Men's Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Marcos Baghdatis (5-7, 7-5, 6-0, 6-2)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Jan 29 94th Women's Australian Open: Amelie Mauresmo beats Justine Henin (6-1, 2-0, ret.)
  • Jan 29 22nd Sundance Film Festival: "Quinceanera", directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

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Jan 29 US 39-cent stamp is released featuring Hattie McDaniel in the dress she wore in 1940 when she became the 1st African-American actress to accept an Academy Award

  • Jan 29 Irfan Pathan becomes first bowler to take a Test cricket hat-trick in the opening over of a match

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Jan 31 Alan Greenspan retires as Chairman of the Federal Reserve

US Fed Chairman & Economist Alan Greenspan
US Fed Chairman & Economist
Alan Greenspan
  • Feb 4 A stampede occurs in the ULTRA Stadium near Manila killing 71.
  • Feb 5 Super Bowl XL: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Seattle Seahawks, 21-10 at the Ford Field MVP: Hines Ward, Pittsburgh, WR

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Feb 7 Uma Thurman is named a knight of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France for outstanding achievement in the field of art and literature

Actress Uma Thurman
Uma Thurman
  • Feb 8 48th Grammy Awards: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, John Legend wins

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Feb 9 Al Michaels joins NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcast with John Madden

American Television Sportscaster Al Michaels
American Television Sportscaster
Al Michaels
Football Coach and Sportscaster John Madden
Football Coach and Sportscaster
John Madden
  • Feb 9 56th Berlin International Film Festival: "Grbavica" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 10 20th Winter Olympic Games open at Turin, Italy
  • Feb 12 A powerful winter storm blankets the Northeastern United States dumping 1 to 2 feet of snow from Washington, D.C. up to Boston, Massachusetts. The storm dumped a record 26.9 inches of snow in New York City.
  • Feb 12 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 23-17
  • Feb 16 The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.
  • Feb 17 A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.
  • Feb 19 55th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 122-120 at Houston
  • Feb 19 48th Daytona 500: Jimmie Johnson wins (142.667 MPH)
  • Feb 19 59th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Brokeback Mountain" Best Film, Ang Lee Best Director
  • Feb 22 At least six men stage Britain's biggest robbery ever, stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or 78€ million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.
  • Feb 23 Dubai Ports World agrees to postpone its plans to take over management of six U.S. ports after the proposal ignited harsh bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill.

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Feb 24 President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares Proclamation 1017 placing the country in a state of emergency in attempt to subdue possible military coup.

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
  • Feb 26 20th Winter Olympic Games close at Turin, Italy
  • Mar 1 Tarja Halonen is inaugurated as President of Finland for the second and last time.
  • Mar 1 English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.
  • Mar 1 Animated film "Ice Age: The Meltdown" directed by Carlos Saldanha with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo premieres in Belgium
  • Mar 3 37th NAACP Image Awards: "Crash" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Mar 4 Final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 by the Deep Space Network. No response received.
  • Mar 4 26th Golden Raspberry Awards: Dirty Love wins
  • Mar 4 20th Soul Train Music Awards: Jamie Foxx, Destiny's Child & John Legend win

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Mar 5 78th Academy Awards: "Crash", Philip Seymour Hoffman & Reese Witherspoon win

  • Mar 6 South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds signs a bill into legislation that would ban most abortions in the state.
  • Mar 9 Liquid water is discovered on Enceladus, the sixth largest moon of Saturn.
  • Mar 10 The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.
  • Mar 10 Mass unrest by the PCC started in São Paulo (the biggest city in Brazil) which would eventually kill more than 152 people.

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Mar 11 Michelle Bachelet is inaugurated as the first female president of Chile.

President of Chile Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile
Michelle Bachelet
  • Mar 11 27th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Syracuse beats Pittsburgh, 65-61
  • Mar 12 53rd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #1 Duke beats #7 Boston College, 78-76
  • Mar 12 47th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Florida beats South Carolina, 49-47
  • Mar 15 18th Commonwealth Games open in Melbourne, Australia
  • Mar 16 The United Nations General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to establish the UN Human Rights Council.

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Mar 19 On the weekend of his 84th birthday, Fred Shuttlesworth gives his final sermon in front of 300 people at the Greater New Light Baptist Church

Civil Rights Activist Fred Shuttlesworth
Civil Rights Activist
Fred Shuttlesworth
  • Mar 20 Cyclone Larry makes landfall in eastern Australia, destroying most of the country's banana crop.
  • Mar 20 Over 150 Chadian soldiers are killed in eastern Chad by members of the rebel UFDC. The rebel movement sought to overthrow Chadian president Idriss Deby.
  • Mar 21 Immigrant workers constructing the Burj Dubayy in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates and a new terminal of Dubai International Airport join together and riot, causing $1M in damage.
  • Mar 22 ETA, armed Basque separatist group, declares permanent ceasefire.
  • Mar 22 BC Ferries' M/V Queen of the North runs aground on Gil Island British Columbia and sinks; 101 on board, 2 presumed deaths.
  • Mar 22 Three Christian Peacemaker Teams Hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox.
  • Mar 23 The Federal Reserve discontinues publishing M3 money supply.
  • Mar 24 Long-term protests in Belarus are broken by police.

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Mar 24 Pope Benedict XVI adds 15 men to the College of Cardinals, in the first consistory of his Pontificate.

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • Mar 25 Capitol Hill massacre: A gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.
  • Mar 25 Protesters demanding a re-election in Belarus following the rigged Belarusian presidential election, 2006 clash with riot police. Opposition leader Aleksander Kozulin is among several protesters arrested.
  • Mar 26 In Scotland the prohibition of smoking in all substantially enclosed public places comes into force.
  • Mar 26 The military junta ruling Burma officially named Naypyidaw, a new city in Mandalay Division, as the new capital. Yangon had formerly been the nation's capital.
  • Mar 26 18th Commonwealth Games close in Melbourne, Australia
  • Mar 27 The United Nations Commission on Human Rights holds its final meeting.
  • Mar 28 At least 1 million union members, students and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government's proposed First Employment Contract law.
  • Mar 30 Marcos Pontes is the first Brazilian astronaut in space.
  • Mar 30 UK Terrorism Act 2006 becomes law.
  • Apr 1 The Serious Organised Crime Agency, dubbed the 'British FBI', is created in the United Kingdom.
  • Apr 2 Over 60 tornadoes break out, hardest hit is Tennessee with 29 people killed.

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Apr 3 Steve Yzerman scores his final NHL goal (#692) against the Calgary Flames

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • Apr 3 68th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Florida beats UCLA 73-57
  • Apr 4 25th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Maryland beats Duke 78-75
  • Apr 6 NZSL (New Zealand sign language) is made an official language of New Zealand
  • Apr 8 Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Ontario, Canada. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.
  • Apr 8 159th Grand National: Niall Madden aboard Numbersixvalverde wins

Sport awardGolf Major

Apr 9 70th Masters Golf Tournament: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 281

  • Apr 10 Hundreds of thousands protest H.R. 4437 (aka the "Sensenbrenner Bill") in the United States.

Music awardsMusic Awards

Apr 10 40th CMT Music Awards: Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood & Kenny Chesney wins

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Apr 11 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announces that Iran has successfully enriched uranium.

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • Apr 13 Powerful tornadoes rip through Iowa City, Iowa.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Countess Leonore, Member of the Dutch Royal Family
  • Jun 18 Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg
  • Sep 6 Prince Hisahito of Akishino, Japan Imperial Family member

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 100 of 141

  • Jan 2 NBC correspondent Chip Reid weds Nina Block in Hawaii
  • Jan 5 Adult film actress Linsey Dawn McKenzie (27) weds former Wimbledon F.C. and Northern Ireland footballer Mark Williams (35) at the central London register office

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 7 Punky pop singer Pink (26) weds motocross daredevil and The Surreal Life actor Carey Hart (30) at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Singer Pink

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 12 Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk (37) weds Lhotse Merriam at Tavarua Island Resort in Fiji

Skateboarder Tony Hawk
Tony Hawk

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 13 "The Diary of Anne Frank" actress Shelley Winters (85) weds Gerry DeFord a few hours before her death

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 14 Rapper Eminem marries Kimberly Anne Scott for the 2nd time

Rapper Eminem

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 22 Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley (37) weds American guitarist and producer Michael Lockwood (44) at Kyoto, Japan

Princess of Rock and Roll Lisa Marie Presley
Princess of Rock and Roll
Lisa Marie Presley
  • Jan 27 Mexican Latin Grammy Award singer Ana Barbara (35) weds Jose Maria Fernandez in Mexico
  • Jan 28 London Broncos rugby football player Craig Gower (27) weds TV personality and model Amanda Flynn (24) in Sydney, Australia
  • Jan 28 "The Biggest Loser" TV personality Rasha Spindel weds Edwin Chapman at the Wai'oli Tea Room in Manoa Valley, Honolulu
  • Jan 28 A bright-eyed 18-month-old from Midland, Texas, who fall into abandoned well Jessica McClure (19) weds Daniel Morales (32) in the Greenwood Church of Christ near Midland
  • Feb 3 "The Science Guy" Bill Nye (50) weds author/oboist Blair Tindall at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles
  • Feb 3 Academy Award-winning actress Glenn Close (58) weds David Evans Shaw in Maine
  • Feb 4 Daughter of June Carter country singer Carlene Carter (50) weds Joe Brown began at Cinnamon Hill in Jamaica
  • Feb 4 2004 Summer Olympics badminton player gold medalist Taufik Hidayat (24) weds Armi Dianti Gumelar at Hotel Mulia Senayan in Jakarta
  • Feb 10 "Creed" former lead singer Scott Stapp (32) weds Miss New York USA 2004 winner Jaclyn Nesheiwat (25) in Miami
  • Feb 11 Mexican telenovela actor Guillermo Capetillo (47) weds model Tania Amezcua in Mixcoac, Mexico

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 14 Mobster and nbi informant Henry Hill (62) weds Lisa Caserta

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • Mar 3 "Gata Salvaje" telenovela actress Carolina Tejera (29) weds Costa Rican businessman Don Stockwell at the Hotel Marriott in San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Mar 14 OVW Heavyweight wrestling champion Matt Cappotelli (26) weds Lindsay Seeders at Makena Cove Beach in Maui
  • Mar 14 Argentinean actress Andrea Frigerio (44) weds Lucas Boccino in an intimate civil ceremony
  • Mar 14 Comedian actor Jack Black (36) weds musician and animator Tanya Haden (34) in Big Sur, California
  • Mar 16 Actress Divya Palat weds former MTV India VJ Aditya Hitkari at a temple in Matunga, India
  • Mar 16 Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss (58) weds Svetlana Erokhin in Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Mar 17 Publicist Lizzie Grubman (35) weds Chris Stern in New York
  • Mar 18 Television star Adita Wahi weds director Ameet Sawant in New Delhi
  • Mar 25 Cowboy Crush singer Darla Perlozzi weds musician Timmy Lee Patterson at Southern Belle Wedding Chapel in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Mar 25 Olympic gold medal freestyle skier Jonny Moseley (30) weds Malia Rich in Telluride, Colorado
  • Mar 31 Long jumper gold medalist Bronwyn Thompson (28) weds Jason Chipperfield at Roma Street Parkland in Brisbane, Australia
  • Mar 31 2006 Commonwealth Games gold medalist Jana Pittman (23) weds track and field athlete Chris Rawlinson (33) at Morning Star Estate on Mornington Peninsula in Australia
  • Apr 1 Miss Costa Rica 2001 Piarella Peralta weds Dutch banker Tiemo Wesseling at Iglesia de Orosi in the Cartago province of Costa Rica
  • Apr 1 Miss Puerto Rico 2003 Joyceline Montero weds architect Hansell Bajuelo at la Iglesia de la Misericordia in Guaynabo City
  • Apr 2 NBC "Weekend Today" anchor Campbell Brown (38) weds FOX News contributor Dan Senor (34) at the Beaver Creek Chapel in Beaver Creek, Colorado
  • Apr 8 "All of Us" TV actress LisaRaye McCoy (38) weds Chief Minister of the Turks and Caicos Michael Misick (40) in an $1.5 million beachside wedding in Caribbean
  • Apr 8 Former Miss USA and "Eve" actress Ali Landry (32) weds film director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde (28) in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • Apr 8 Two-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Spanish gypsy singer Rosario Flores (42) weds "Kingdom of Heaven" first assistant director Pedro Lazaga on a small village Canos de Meca in Cadiz, Spain
  • Apr 8 Spanish model and actress Ines Sastre (32) weds Alexandro Corrias at Brompton Oratory in South Kensington, London
  • Apr 15 Miss Nigeria 2002 Sylvia Ansa Edem weds businessman Chris Emecheta at the Recreation Park, Victoria Garden City, Lekki Lagos
  • Apr 15 "Maria Full of Grace" actress Catalina Sandino Moreno (24) weds lighting technician David Michael Ewell in an intimate civil ceremony in Cartagena de Indies, Colombia
  • Apr 21 Professional drag racer Andrew Hines (22) weds Tanya Phillips at the First Baptist Church in Tampa, Florida
  • Apr 22 "Entourage" actor Kevin Dillon (40) weds model-actress Jane Stuart (28) in Las Vegas
  • Apr 22 "Save The Last Dance" actor Sean Patrick Thomas (35) weds "The Fantastic Four" actress Aonika Laurent in New Orleans
  • Apr 23 "Rascal Flatts" guitarist Joe Don Rooney (30) weds Playboy's 2005 Playmate of The Year Tiffany Fallon (31) in an intimate ceremony held on the beach at San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
  • Apr 29 "The O.C." actress Amanda Righetti (23) weds film director and writer Jordan Alan in Oahu, Hawaii
  • Apr 29 Ranchera singer Lupillo Rivera weds Mayeli in Garden Grove, California
  • May 6 Former WWF Women's Champion Sable (38) weds IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar (28) in Medina, Minnesota
  • May 6 "Scooter" techno rocker lead singer H.P. Baxxter (40) weds model Simone Mustert at Tremsbuttel Castle near Hamburg
  • May 6 Duchess of Cornwall's daughter Laura Parker-Bowles (28) weds former Calvin Klein model Harry Lopes (28) at Church of Saint Cyriac in Lacock, Wiltshire
  • May 6 "Coronation Street" actress Julia Haworth (26) weds Jon Wormald at St. Stephen's CE Church in Burnley, Lancashire
  • May 6 Race car driver "Champ Car World Series" two time winner Sebastien Bourdais (27) weds Claire Bagot at Cathedral Saint-Julien in Le Mans, France
  • May 7 Actress Tori Spelling (32) weds actor Dean McDermott (39) at Wakaya Club in Wakaya Island, Fiji
  • May 13 Actress Sara Bakker weds Sloan Alexander at the United Church on the Green in New Haven, Connecticut
  • May 13 British football star player Gary O'Neil (22) weds Donna Guerin in Highclere Castle, Hampshire
  • May 16 "Korn" bassist Fieldy (36) weds Deena Beber at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California
  • May 19 "Liverpool" goalkeeper Pepe Reina (23) weds Yolanda Ruiz in Cordoba, Spain
  • May 20 "Dog the Bounty Hunter" TV personality Duane Dog Chapman (53) weds Beth Smith at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Hawaii
  • May 20 Comedian-actress Mo'Nique (38) weds actor Sidney Hicks in an idyllic island ceremony
  • May 20 Race car driver Jacques Villeneuve (35) weds Johanna Martinez at a civil ceremony in Switzerland
  • May 26 Soccer star player Joshua Kennedy (23) weds Australian Opals player Jacinta Hamilton at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Port Melbourne
  • May 27 "The Lineup" anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle (37) weds "Idesign" host Eric Villency at the 5-star Sandy Lane Resort in St. James, Barbados
  • May 28 "Average Joe" actor Adam Mesh (30) weds Jessica Malca in Miami, Florida
  • May 29 "America's Next Top Model" first winner Adrianne Curry (23) weds "The Brady Bunch" actor Christopher Knight (48) in Joliet, Illinois
  • May 29 Award-winning English actress Tamzin Outhwaite (35) weds former "EastEnders" actor Tom Ellis (26) at All Saints Church in Lullington, Somerset
  • Jun 1 Korean "My Sassy Girl" actor-singer Cha Tae-Hyun (30) weds pop lyricist Choi Suk-eun at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul City
  • Jun 3 Pop band Hanson member Zac Hanson (20) weds Kate Tucker (22) at the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 3 Actor and Ben Affleck's younger brother Casey Affleck (30) weds actress/model Summer Phoenix (28) in McIntosh County, Georgia
  • Jun 3 Telenovela actress Adamari Lopez (35) weds Latin singing sensation Luis Fonsi (28) at La Iglesia de San Jose in Villa Caparra, Puerto Rico
  • Jun 4 "General Hospital" actor Greg Vaughan (32) weds Dutch actress Touriya Haoud (28) in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 4 "KISS" guitarist Tommy Thayer (45) weds Amber Peek at Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad, California
  • Jun 9 Actor Oliver Hudson (29) weds actress Erinn Bartlett (33) at One & Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Jun 10 Spanish singer Bertin Osborne (51) weds Venezuelan model Fabiola Martinez in Seville, Spain
  • Jun 17 Model Bianca Balti (22) weds Italian photographer assistant Christian Lucidi

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 17 Producer Dick Wolf (59) weds fashion publicist Noelle Lippman

Crime Drama Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama Producer
Dick Wolf
  • Jun 18 "Weezer" lead vocalist Rivers Cuomo (36) weds Kyoko Ito at a secluded beach on Paradise Cove in Malibu
  • Jun 19 "Lost" actress Emilie de Ravin (24) weds actor Josh Janowicz (24) in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jun 19 "Savage Garden" pop singer Darren Hayes (34) weds animator Richard Cullen in London
  • Jun 24 "The Desperate Housewives" actress Marcia Cross (44) weds stockbroker Tom Mahoney (48) at Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Parish in Pasadena, California
  • Jun 24 "Numb3rs" actress Diane Farr (36) weds marketing executive Seung Yong Chung (35) at Rainbow Tarns, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 25 Actress Nicole Kidman (45) weds country music singer-songwriter Keith Urban (44) at Cardinal Ceretti Memorial Chapel in Manly, Australia

Actress Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
  • Jun 25 Emmy-winning "Medium" actress Patricia Arquette (38) weds actor Thomas Jane (37) at the Palazzo Contarini in Venice, Italy
  • Jun 25 Wyatt Earp actor Hugh O'Brian (81) weds Viginia Barber at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California
  • Jul 1 "Hi-5" actress and singer Jennifer Peterson-Hind (26) weds recording artist Tom Korbee in Madison, Wisconsin
  • Jul 6 "National Treasure" director Jon Turteltaub (42) weds co-founder of Creative Visions Foundation Amy Eldon at Saddlerock Ranch and Vineyard in Malibu, California
  • Jul 7 "Extreme Makeover" Bill Dorfman (47) weds former contestant on "The Apprentice" and beauty queen Jennifer Murphy (27) at the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California
  • Jul 7 Three-time "Survivor" contestant Stephanie LaGrossa (26) weds Michael Ward in Seaside Heights, New Jersey
  • Jul 7 Anchor and Skating with Celebrities runner-up Jillian Barberie (39) weds actor Grant Reynolds (33) in Tarzana, California
  • Jul 8 "Good Day L.A." co-host Jillian Barberie (39) weds actor Grant Reynolds in San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles
  • Jul 8 "The Surreal Life" actress Brigitte Nielsen (43) weds model Mattia Dessi (27) at the Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort and Spa in Malta

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 15 Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne (21) weds "Sum 41" lead singer and guitarist Deryck Whibley (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne
  • Jul 15 Soccer star player Ashley Cole (25) weds "Girls Aloud" member Cheryl Tweedy (23) at Holy Trinity Church in Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire
  • Jul 17 "Wheel of Fortune" Original host Chuck Woolery (65) weds Kim Barnes at The Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
  • Jul 22 Spanish singer David Bustamante (24) weds Spanish TV star Paula Echevarria at Basilica de Santa Maria la Real de Covadonga in the Asturias
  • Jul 22 British TV presenter Ant McPartlin (30) weds former member of "Deuce" Lisa Armstrong (29) at St. Nicholas Church in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Jul 23 "The Young and The Restless" actor John Enos (44) weds Disney executive Jennie Lee on the patio of Hollywood hotspot The Cabana Club
  • Jul 26 "The Da Vinci Code" actor Jean Reno (58) weds Polish model Zofia Borucka (35) at the city hall in Baux-de-Provence
  • Jul 27 NASCAR driver Kurt Busch (27) weds Eva Bryan in Eastville, Virginia
  • Jul 29 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) weds singer Kid Rock (35) at Thunder Gulch yacht in Saint-Tropez, France
  • Jul 29 "Providence" actress Paula Cale (36) weds screenwriter Michael Lisbe at Sopris Mountain Ranch in Basalt, Colorado
  • Jul 29 "Primal Scream" lead singer Bobby Gillespie (44) weds stylist Katy England at St. Margaret's Church in Betley, Staffordshire
  • Aug 4 Former Miss Ireland Andrea Roche (30) weds PJ Mansfield at Church of The Nativity of the Blessed Mary in Saggart Village, Dublin

Famous Divorces

  • Apr 20 Actor-writer Charlie Shanian (39) divorces former Beverly Hills, 90210 actress Tori Spelling (32) only 15 months after their lavish $1-million wedding
  • May 6 "Dallas" actress Victoria Principal (56) divorces plastic surgeon Harry Glassman (63) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly 21 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 16 Lady Victoria White (43) divorces legendary Hollywood film producer Robert Evans (76) due to irreconcilable differences only 10 months after getting married

Film Producer Robert Evans
Film Producer
Robert Evans

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 30 American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (25) divorces 98 Degrees boy band singer Nick Lachey (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Pop Star Jessica Simpson
Pop Star
Jessica Simpson

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 26 Former Baywatch actor David Hasselhoff (54) divorces actress and singer Pamela Bach (42) due to irreconcilable differences after 16 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 29 Robyn Denise Moore divorces Oscar-winning actor Mel Gibson (55) due to irreconcilable differences after 31 years of marriage

Actor and Film Director Mel Gibson
Actor and Film Director
Mel Gibson

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 6 "Friends" actor Matt LeBlanc (39) divorces former model Melissa McKnight (41) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 2 Rocker Rod Stewart (58) divorces model Rachel Hunter (33) due to irreconcilable differences

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart
  • Nov 27 "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (39) divorces singer Kid Rock (36) due to irreconcilable differences only 4 months after getting married

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 27 Actress Selma Blair (34) divorces actor-rocker Ahmet Zappa (32) due to irreconcilable differences after more than 2 years of marriage

Actress Selma Blair
Selma Blair
  • Dec 22 "Grey's Anatomy" actress Sandra Oh (35) divorces Oscar-winning Sideways director Alexander Payne (45) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage
  • Dec 29 One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush (24) divorces actor Chad Michael Murray (25) for the reason of fraud after 5 months of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 29 NBA basketball star Michael Jordan (43) divorces Juanita Vanoy (47) due to irreconcilable differences after 17 years of marriage

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Famous Deaths

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  • Jan 1 Harry Magdoff, American magazine editor (b. 1913)
  • Jan 1 Hugh McLaughlin, Irish publisher and inventor (b. 1918)
  • Jan 1 Dawn Lake, Australian TV comedienne (b. 1927)
  • Jan 1 Bryan Harvey, American musician (House of Freaks) (b. 1956)
  • Jan 2 Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (b. 1913)
  • Jan 3 Bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)
  • Jan 3 Steve Rogers, Australian rugby league footballer (b. 1954)
  • Jan 4 Irving Layton, Canadian poet (b. 1912)
  • Jan 4 Robert Howard White, Mayor of Papatoetoe, New Zealand (b. 1914)
  • Jan 4 Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai (b. 1946)
  • Jan 5 Lord Merlyn-Rees, British politician (b. 1920)
  • Jan 6 Lou Rawls, American singer (b. 1933)
  • Jan 6 Hugh Thompson, Jr., decorated Vietnam War helicopter pilot (b. 1943)
  • Jan 7 Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1912)
  • Jan 8 Tony Banks, British politician (b. 1943)
  • Jan 9 Andy Caldecott, Australian motorcycle racer (b. 1964)
  • Jan 9 Mikk Mikiver, Estonian actor, director (b. 1937)
  • Jan 11 Markus Löffel (Mark Spoon), German DJ (b. 1966)
  • Jan 11 Nixzmary Brown, American child abuse victim (b. 1998)
  • Jan 13 Frank Fixaris, American sportscaster (b. 1934)
  • Jan 13 Marc Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1967)

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Jan 14 Shelley Winters, American actress, dies at 85

  • Jan 14 Henri Colpi, French film editor and director (b. 1921)
  • Jan 14 Jim Gary, American sculptor (b. 1939)
  • Jan 14 Mark Philo, English footballer (b. 1984)
  • Jan 15 Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1926)
  • Jan 16 Stanley Biber, American physician, pioneer of transgender surgery, (b. 1923)
  • Jan 17 Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer (b. 1930)
  • Jan 17 Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (b. 1925)
  • Jan 18 Jan Twardowski, Polish poet (b. 1915)
  • Jan 19 Anthony Franciosa, American actor (b. 1928)
  • Jan 19 Aoun Al-Sharif Qasim, Sudanese writer and Islamic scholar (b. 1933)
  • Jan 19 Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricket player (b. 1921)

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Jan 19 Wilson Pickett, American singer (b. 1941)

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett
  • Jan 21 Ibrahim Rugova, President of Kosovo (b. 1944)
  • Jan 21 Bedanand Jha, Nepalese politician
  • Jan 23 Chris McKinstry, Canadian scientist (b. 1967)
  • Jan 24 Fayard Nicholas, American tap dancer, one-half of The Nicholas Brothers (b. 1914)
  • Jan 24 Schafik Handal, Salvadoran politician
  • Jan 24 Chris Penn, American actor (b. 1965)
  • Jan 26 Khan Abdul Wali Khan, Pakistani opposition leader and Pashtun nationalist (b. 1917)
  • Jan 26 Len Carlson, Canadian actor (b. 1937)
  • Jan 26 Carol Lambrino, son of Carol II of Romania and Zizi Lambrino (b. 1920)
  • Jan 27 Johannes Rau, 8th President of Germany (b. 1931)
  • Jan 27 Gene McFadden, American singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
  • Jan 27 Jean-Christophe Lafaille, French mountaineer (disappeared) (b. 1965)
  • Jan 28 Yitzchak Kaduri, rabbi (b. around 1900)
  • Jan 28 Henry McGee, English comedian (b. 1929)
  • Jan 30 Coretta Scott King, American activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr. (b. 1927)
  • Jan 31 Moira Shearer, Scottish actress (The Red Shoes) and ballerina (b. 1926)
  • Feb 1 Dick Bass, American football player (b. 1937)
  • Feb 1 Bryce Harland, New Zealand diplomat (b. 1931)
  • Feb 3 Al Lewis, American actor (b. 1923)

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Feb 4 Betty Friedan, American writer and feminist, dies of congestive heart failure at 85

  • Feb 4 Myron Waldman, American animator (b. 1908)
  • Feb 5 Norma Candal, Puerto Rican actress and comedian (b. 1930)
  • Feb 5 Franklin Cover, American actor (b. 1928)
  • Feb 7 Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Dürrühsehvar (b. 1914)
  • Feb 8 Elton Dean, English musician (Soft Machine) (b. 1945)
  • Feb 8 Akira Ifukube, Japanese composer (b. 1914)
  • Feb 9 Freddie Laker, British airline entrepreneur (b. 1922)
  • Feb 9 Nadira, Indian actress (b. 1932)
  • Feb 10 J Dilla, American rapper/producer (b. 1974)
  • Feb 10 Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (b. 1947)
  • Feb 11 Jockey Shabalala, South African singer (b. 1943)

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Feb 11 Peter Benchley, American author, dies at 65

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • Feb 11 Jackie Pallo, wrestler (b. 1926)
  • Feb 13 Andreas Katsulas, Greek-American actor (b. 1946)
  • Feb 13 Peter Frederick Strawson, British philosopher (b. 1919)
  • Feb 14 Shoshana Damari, Israeli singer and actress (b. 1923)
  • Feb 14 Lynden David Hall, British singer (b. 1974)
  • Feb 14 Darry Cowl, French musician and actor (b. 1925)
  • Feb 16 Johnny Grunge, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • Feb 16 Ernie Stautner, German-born American football player (b. 1925)
  • Feb 17 Ray Barretto, Puerto Rican musician (b. 1929)
  • Feb 17 Bill Cowsill, American singer (The Cowsills), dies at 58
  • Feb 18 Richard Bright, American actor (b. 1937)
  • Feb 20 Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster (b. 1919)
  • Feb 20 Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (b. 1920)
  • Feb 22 Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (b. 1961)
  • Feb 22 Hilde Domin [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, dies at 96
  • Feb 23 Benno Besson, Swiss actor and film director (b. 1922)
  • Feb 23 Telmo Zarraonaindía, Spanish footballer (b. 1921)
  • Feb 24 Octavia Butler, American author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow (b. 1947)
  • Feb 24 Don Knotts, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Feb 24 John Martin, Canadian broadcaster (b. 1947)
  • Feb 24 Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (b. 1925)
  • Feb 24 Dennis Weaver, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Feb 25 Darren McGavin, American actor (b. 1922)
  • Feb 25 Charlie Wayman, English footballer (b. 1922)
  • Feb 27 Otis Chandler, American newspaper publisher (b. 1927)
  • Feb 27 Robert Lee Scott, Jr., U.S. General, Flying Tiger, and author (b. 1908)
  • Feb 27 Linda Smith, British comedian (b. 1958)
  • Feb 28 Owen Chamberlain, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1920)
  • Mar 1 Harry Browne, American politician and author (b. 1933)
  • Mar 1 Johnny Jackson, American musician (b. 1951)
  • Mar 1 Peter Osgood, English footballer (b. 1947)
  • Mar 2 Milton Katims, American violist and conductor (b. 1909)
  • Mar 2 Jack Wild, British actor (b. 1952)
  • Mar 3 Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (b. 1923)