What Happened in 2006 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 255

  • Apr 17 110th Boston Marathon: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya 1st man in 2:07:14 and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya 1st woman in 2:23:38
  • Apr 22 243 people are injured in pro-democracy protest in Nepal after Nepali security forces open fire on protesters against King Gyanendra.
  • Apr 22 Four Canadian soldiers are killed 75 kilometers north of Kandahar, Afghanistan by a roadside bomb planted by Taliban militants, the worst single day combat loss for the Canadian army since the Korean War.
  • Apr 24 King Gyanendra of Nepal gives into the demands of protesters and restores the parliament that he dissolved in 2002.
  • Apr 27 Construction begins on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.
  • Apr 29 2006 NFL Draft: Mario Williams from North Carolina State first pick from Houston Texans
  • May 1 The Puerto Rican government closes the Department of Education and 42 other government agencies due to significant shortages in cash flow.
  • May 3 Armavia Flight 967 crashes into the Black Sea, killing 113 people on board, with no survivors.
  • May 3 Zacarias Moussaoui is sentenced to life in prison in Alexandria, Virginia.
  • May 5 The government of Sudan signs an accord with the Sudan Liberation Army
  • May 6 132nd Kentucky Derby: Edgar Prado aboard Barbaro wins in 2:01.36
  • May 7 52nd British Academy Television Awards: "Help" Best Comedy, "Doctor Who" Best Drama
  • May 9 Estonia ratifies the European Constitution.
  • May 9 George Preca is canonised as the first Maltese saint in history.
  • May 13 2006 São Paulo violence: a major rebellion occurs in several prisons in Brazil.
  • May 16 A large earthquake (7.4 on the Richter scale) occurs near New Zealand.
  • May 17 The aircraft carrier USS Oriskany is sunk in the Gulf of Mexico to be an artificial reef
  • May 17 14th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Arsenal 2-1 at Saint-Denis
  • May 18 The post Loktantra Andolan government passes a landmark bill curtailing the power of the monarchy and making Nepal a secular country.
  • May 20 131st Preakness: Javier Castellano aboard Bernardini wins in 1:54.65
  • May 20 51st Eurovision Song Contest: Lordi for Finland wins singing "Hard Rock Hallelujah" in Athens
  • May 21 The Republic of Montenegro holds a referendum proposing independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. The Montenegrin people choose independence with a majority of 55%.
  • May 21 The Swedish ice hockey team Tre Kronor takes gold in the World Championship, becoming the first nation to hold both the World and Olympic titles separately in the same year.
  • May 22 Results from the Montenegrin independence referendum, 2006 are announced. 55.4% of voters vote to become independent from the Serbia and Montenegro Union.
  • May 23 41st Academy of Country Music Awards: Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans & Keith Urban win
  • May 26 The May 2006 Java earthquake kills over 5,700 people, leaves 200,000 homeless.
  • May 27 Earthquake strikes Java, Indonesia at 5:53:58 AM local time (22:53:58 UTC May 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta, killing over 6,600 people
  • May 27 NHL Western Conference Final: Edmonton Oilers beat Anaheim Ducks, 4 games to 1
  • May 28 Indianapolis 500: Sam Hornish Jr wins in 3:10:58.7590 (252.804 km/h)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

May 28 Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run, passing Babe Ruth on the all-time list

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • May 28 59th Cannes Film Festival: "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" directed by Ken Loach wins the Palme d'Or
  • Jun 1 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Carolina Hurricanes beat Buffalo Sabres, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 3 The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro's formal declaration of independence.
  • Jun 5 Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro.
  • Jun 7 British Houses of Parliament temporarily shut down due to anthrax alert.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thialand celebrates the 1st of 3 national holidays to commemorate his 60 years on the throne.

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • Jun 10 138th Belmont: Fernando Jara aboard Jazil wins in 2:27.81

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 11 52nd LPGA Championship won by Se Ri Pak

LPGA Golfer Se Ri Pak
LPGA Golfer
Se Ri Pak
  • Jun 11 60th Tony Awards: Jersey Boys & The History Boys win
  • Jun 11 105th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer (1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6)
  • Jun 11 105th Women's French Open: Justine Henin-Hardenne beats Svetlana Kuznetsova (6-4, 6-4)

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Jun 17 Sci-Fi author Anne McCaffrey inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey
  • Jun 18 The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched.
  • Jun 18 106th US Golf Open: Geoff Ogilvy shoots a 285 at Winged Foot GC NY
  • Jun 19 Prime ministers of several northern European nations participate in a ceremonial "laying of the first stone" at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen, Norway.
  • Jun 19 Stanley Cup: first time winners Carolina Hurricanes defeat Edmonton Oilers 4-3
  • Jun 20 60th NBA Championship: Miami Heat beat Dallas Mavericks, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 21 Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra.

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 24 "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland - becomes fastest film to gross over 1 billion

  • Jun 28 The Republic of Montenegro was admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution 60/264.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • Jul 1 The first operation of Qinghai-Tibet Railway in the People's Republic of China.
  • Jul 3 Asteroid labeled as 2004 XP14 flies 432,308 km (268,624 miles) by Earth.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 3 Steve Yzerman officially retires from the NHL, finishing with 692 goals and 1755 points

NHL Legend Steve Yzerman
NHL Legend
Steve Yzerman
  • Jul 4 Space Shuttle program: STS-121 Mission - Space Shuttle Discovery launches at 18:37:55 UTC.
  • Jul 4 North Korea tests four short-range missiles, one medium-range missile, and a long-range Taepodong-2. The long-range Taepodong-2 reportedly fails in mid-air over the Sea of Japan/East Sea.
  • Jul 5 North Korea missle tests: at least two short-range Nodong-2 missiles, one SCUD missile and one long-range Taepodong-2 missile.
  • Jul 5 Emergency United Nations Security Council meeting at the U.N in New York City because of North Korean missile tests that day
  • Jul 6 The Nathula Pass between India and China, sealed during the Sino-Indian War, re-opens for trade after 44 years.
  • Jul 8 113th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Amélie Mauresmo beats J Henin-Hardenne (2-6 6-3 6-4)
  • Jul 9 At least 122 people are killed after a Sibir Airlines Airbus A310 passenger jet, carrying 200 passengers on board veers off the runway while landing at Irkutsk Airport in Siberia in wet conditions.
  • Jul 9 FIFA World Cup: Italy beats France 5-3 on penalties for football's 18th World Cup in Berlin

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 9 120th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal (6-0 7-6 6-7 6-3)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal
  • Jul 10 Pakistan International Flight PK-688 crashes in Multan, Pakistan shortly after takeoff, killing all 45 people on board.
  • Jul 11 209 people are killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India.
  • Jul 11 77th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-2 at PNC Park, Pittsburgh
  • Jul 12 Hezbollah initiates Operation True Promise.

Sport awardSports Awards

Jul 16 14th ESPY Awards: Lance Armstrong, Annika Sorenstam win

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong
  • Jul 20 39th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

Jul 20 During an appearance on "The Tonight Show", Colin Farrell is confronted by telephone sex worker Dessarae Bradford, who had been stalking the actor

Sport awardGolf Major

Jul 23 135th British Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 270 at Royal Liverpool Golf Club

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods
  • Jul 23 93rd Tour de France won by Oscar Pereiro of Spain
  • Jul 27 The Federal Republic of Germany is deemed guilty in the loss of Bashkirian 2937 and DHL Flight 611, because it is illegal to outsource flight surveillance.
  • Jul 30 World's longest running music show Top of the Pops is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show had aired for 42 years.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 31 Fidel Castro hands over power temporarily to brother Raúl Castro. This leads to a celebration in Little Havana (La Pequeña Habana in Spanish), Miami, Florida, where many Cuban Americans participated.

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro
  • Aug 4 Dame Silvia Cartwright steps down as the Governor-General of New Zealand and is replaced by The Honourable Anand Satyanand, who is sworn in on 23 August.
  • Aug 10 Scotland Yard disrupts major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. All toiletries are banned from commercial aircraft.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 Der Spiegel, Spiegel Online, publishes documents confirming German writer Günter Grass membership of the Waffen-SS in WWII

Writer and playwright Günter Grass
Writer and playwright
Günter Grass
  • Aug 20 88th PGA Championship: Tiger Woods shoots a 270 at Medinah Country Club
  • Aug 23 Natascha Kampusch, who was abducted at the age of 10, managed to escape from her captor Wolfgang Priklopil, after 8 years of captivity.
  • Aug 24 The International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefines the term "planet" such that Pluto is considered a Dwarf Planet.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 24 After signing a one-day contract with the San Francisco 49ers, Jerry Rice officially retires from the NFL

NFL Wide Receiver Jerry Rice
NFL Wide Receiver
Jerry Rice

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 25 Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Pavlo Lazarenko is sentenced to 9 years in federal prison for money laundering, wire fraud, and extortion

Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko
Prime Minister of Ukraine
Pavlo Lazarenko
  • Aug 27 Comair Flight 5191 crashes on takeoff from Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Kentucky bound for Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. Of the passengers and crew, 49 of 50 are confirmed dead in the hours following the crash.

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Aug 27 58th Emmy Awards: 24, The Office, Kiefer Sutherland & Mariska Hargitay win

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 30 Greg Maddux wins his 330th career game

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Aug 30 63rd Venice Film Festival: "Still Life" directed by Jia Zhangke wins Golden Lion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 31 Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch's famous painting "The Scream" is recovered from a raid by Norwegian police. The painting was said to be in a better-than-expected condition.

Painter and Print Maker Edvard Munch
Painter and Print Maker
Edvard Munch

Music awardsMusic Awards

Aug 31 23rd MTV Video Music Awards: Panic! At the Disco, Kelly Clarkson & James Blunt win

  • Sep 1 Luxembourg becomes the 1st country to complete the move to all digital television broadcasting

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 1 Roger Goodell begins his tenure as NFL Commissioner

Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) Roger Goodell
Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL)
Roger Goodell

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 6 "New Moon" 2nd book in Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight Saga" is published by Little Brown, sells 5.3 million copies (2015)

Film release premierFilm Premier

Sep 7 Sacha Baron Cohen's mockumentary "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" premieres at the Toronto Film Festival

Comedian/Actor Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
  • Sep 10 126th Men's U.S. Open: Roger Federer beats Andy Roddick (6-2, 4-6, 7-5, 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 10 126th Women's U.S. Open: Maria Sharapova beats Justine Henin-Hardenne (6-4, 6-4)

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Sep 13 At Dawson College (Montreal), Kimveer Gill kills one student and wounds 19 others before committing suicide.
  • Sep 16 31st Toronto International Film Festival: "Bella" directed by Alejandro Gomez Monteverde wins the People's Choice Award
  • Sep 18 Right wing protesters riot the building of the Hungarian Television in Budapest, Hungary, one day after an audio tape was made public, in which Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány admitted he and his party lied during the 2006 general elections.
  • Sep 19 Thai military stages a coup in Bangkok. The Constitution is revoked and martial law is declared.
  • Sep 22 A German maglev train crashes, killing 23.

Famous Birthdays

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Famous Weddings

Weddings 101 - 141 of 141

  • Aug 12 "Syfy" actor Sam Huntington (24) weds actress Rachel Klein in Hancock, New Hampshire
  • Aug 12 Phil McGraw's son and "Renovate My Family" host Jay McGraw (27) weds former Playboy playmate Erica Dahm (28) in Beverly Hills, California
  • Aug 19 Brazilian model Luciana Morad (36) weds Brazilian TV producer Marcelo de Carvalho at Ponta das Canas near the coast of Sao Paulo
  • Aug 26 "Days of our Lives" actor Billy Warlock (45) weds actress Julie Pinson in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Aug 26 2004 X-Factor winner Steve Brookstein (37) weds jazz musician Eileen Hunter at King's College Chapel in Aberdeen, Scotland

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 30 Billionaire Warren Buffett (76) weds longtime companion Astrid Menks (60) in Omaha

Investor Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett
  • Sep 2 Former "EastEnders" actress Hannah Waterman (31) weds actor Ricky Groves (38) at a country church in Inwardleigh, England
  • Sep 2 "Color Me Badd" singer Sam Watters (36) weds American Idol first season finalist Tamyra Gray (27) on a cliff on the island of Capri
  • Sep 2 "7th Heaven" actor Jeremy London (33) weds actress Melissa Cunningham at Hidden Chateau and Garden in West Hills, California
  • Sep 2 "Rodney" actress Jennifer Aspen (32) weds actor David O'Donnell in Los Angeles
  • Sep 4 Television presenter Sally Meen (41) weds show business agent Russ Lindsay at Great Fosters Hotel in Egham, Surrey

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 9 Tennis player Iva Majoli (29) weds local businessman Stipe Marić

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Iva Majoli
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Iva Majoli
  • Sep 12 NBA basketball star Tracy McGrady (27) weds CleRenda Harris at the sandy beach in Los Cabos, Mexico
  • Sep 14 Former B*Witched member Lindsay Armaou weds former "911" member Lee Brennan at St. Mary's Parish Church in County Wicklow, Ireland
  • Sep 16 Aga Khan's son Prince Hussain weds Kristin White on the grounds of Chateau de Chantilly in France
  • Sep 16 Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd (29) weds Mel Gibson's daughter Hannah Gibson at the altar of The Holy Family Church in Malibu
  • Sep 18 Chinese movie actor Nicholas Tse (26) weds HK actress and cantopop singer Cecilia Cheung (26) at Palawan island in the Philippines
  • Sep 29 Prince Louis of Luxembourg (20) weds Tessy Antony (26) at a parish church in Gilsdorf, Luxembourg
  • Sep 30 Hanson pop rock Isaac Hanson (25) weds Nicole Dufresne (22) at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa
  • Sep 30 Actress Amanda Peet (34) weds screenwriter David Benioff (36) at Friends Seminary Quaker School in New York City

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 1 Baseball player Darryl Strawberry (44) weds Tracy Boulware

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 7 Comedian-actor Tim Allen (53) weds actress Jane Hajduk (39) at an outdoor ceremony in Grand Lake, Colorado

Actor Tim Allen
Tim Allen
  • Oct 14 Merengue singer Melina Leon (33) weds Ruy Fernando Delgado at La Iglesia Metodista Universitaria in San Juan, Puerto Rico

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 14 "Celtic Tiger" choreographer Michael Flatley (48) weds fellow dancer Niamh O'Brien at St. Patrick's Church in Fermoy, Ireland

Irish Dancer Michael Flatley
Irish Dancer
Michael Flatley
  • Oct 20 "Liberty X" member Michelle Heaton (27) weds Pop Idol's Andy Scott-Lee (26) in Hertfordshire, England
  • Nov 4 Radio and television journalist Alison Stewart (40) weds MSNBC vice-president of prime-time programming Bill Wolff (40) at the stylish New York restaurant Cipriani 23rd Street
  • Nov 4 Croatian princess Paola Doimi de Frankopan (37) weds son of the Duke and Duchess of Kent Lord Nicholas Windsor (37) at St. Stephen of Abyssina in Vatican City
  • Nov 4 1996 summer Olympics gold medalist gymnast Dominique Moceanu (25) weds podiatrist Dr. Michael Canales (29) in Houston, Texas
  • Nov 7 NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon (38) weds Belgian model and actress Ingrid Vandebosch (36) at the Hacienda de San Antonio Resort in Colima, Mexico
  • Nov 8 Malaysian actress Sazzy Falak (25) weds co-founder of LVG Consultants and LVG MoneySkool Nazril Idrus
  • Nov 10 "The Grudge" actor Jason Behr (32) weds actress KaDee Strickland (30) in Ojai, California
  • Nov 11 Dutch Formula One racer Christijan Albers (27) weds Liselore Kooijman at The Grand in Amsterdam

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 18 American film actor and producer Tom Cruise (44) weds actress Katie Holmes (27) at Odescalchi Castle, Bracciano, Italy

Actor Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
Actress Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes
  • Dec 2 "Emmerdale" actor Nick Miles (44) weds Stephanie Lumb at the Roundthorn Country House Hotel in Penrith, England
  • Dec 9 "The Office" actress Lucy Davis (33) weds actor Owain Yeoman (28) at St. Paul's Cathedral in London
  • Dec 17 Contemporary Christian and Latin pop singer Jaci Velasquez (27) weds "Salvador" lead singer Nic Gonzalez in Austin, Texas
  • Dec 27 Supermodel Niki Taylor (31) weds NASCAR driver Burney Lamar (26) at The Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla, California
  • Dec 29 Comedian Jay Mohr (36) weds "Las Vegas" actress Nikki Cox (28) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 30 Canadian pair figure skaters David Pelletier (31) weds partner Jamie Sale (28) at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel in Alberta, Canada
  • Dec 31 L.A. Galaxy soccer player Landon Donovan (24) weds actress Bianca Kajlich (29) at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, California
  • Dec 31 Actor Robert Lindsay (57) weds actress and TV presenter Rosemarie Ford (44) at the Buckinghamshire Golf Club

Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 628

  • Mar 3 William Herskovic, Holocaust hero and philanthropist (b. 1914)
  • Mar 4 John Reynolds Gardiner, American engineer (b. 1944)
  • Mar 4 Dave Rose, American artist (b. 1910)
  • Mar 4 Edgar Valter, Estonian illustrator/cartoonist (b. 1929)
  • Mar 4 Roman Ogaza, Polish footballer (b. 1952)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 5 Richard Kuklinski, American Mafia hit man, dies at 70

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • Mar 6 Anne Braden, American civil rights activist (b. 1924)
  • Mar 6 King Floyd, American musician (b. 1945)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 6 Kirby Puckett, American baseball player, dies of a stroke at 45

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • Mar 6 Dana Reeve, American actress, wife of Christopher Reeve (b. 1961)
  • Mar 6 King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (Groove Me), dies at 61
  • Mar 7 Ali Farka Touré, Malian musician (b. 1939)
  • Mar 7 Gordon Parks, photographer (b. 1912)
  • Mar 7 John Junkin, British performer (b. 1930)
  • Mar 8 Brian Barratt-Boyes, New Zealand heart surgeon (b. 1924)
  • Mar 9 John Profumo, British cabinet minister (b. 1915)
  • Mar 9 Geir Ivarsøy, Norwegian programmer, co-founder of Opera Software ASA (b. 1957)
  • Mar 10 Anna Moffo, American soprano (b. 1932)
  • Mar 11 Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1931)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 11 Slobodan Milošević, President of Serbia and of Yugoslavia (b. 1941)

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milosevic
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milosevic
  • Mar 12 Victor Sokolov, Russian dissident journalist and priest (b. 1947)
  • Mar 13 Maureen Stapleton, American actress (b. 1925)
  • Mar 13 Robert C. Baker, Inventor of the chicken nugget (b. 1921)
  • Mar 13 Peter Tomarken, American game show host (Press Your Luck) (b. 1942)
  • Mar 13 Jimmy Johnstone, Scottish footballer (b. 1944)
  • Mar 14 Ann Calvello, Roller Derby Queen (b. 1929)
  • Mar 14 Lennart Meri, former president of Estonia (b. 1929)
  • Mar 15 George Rallis, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1918)
  • Mar 15 Red Storey, Canadian football player and hockey referee (b. 1918)
  • Mar 16 David Feintuch, American sci-fi author (b. 1944)
  • Mar 17 Bob Blue, American singer/songwriter (b. 1948)
  • Mar 17 Oleg Cassini, American fashion designer (b. 1913)
  • Mar 17 Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (b. 1913)
  • Mar 17 Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor (b. 1955)
  • Mar 18 Bill Beutel, American journalist (b. 1930)
  • Mar 18 Michael Attwell, British actor (b. 1943)
  • Mar 18 Dan Gibson, musician (b. 1922)
  • Mar 22 Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (b. 1921)
  • Mar 22 Kurt von Trojan, Australian science fiction author (b. 1937)
  • Mar 23 David B. Bleak, Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1932)
  • Mar 23 Desmond Doss, American soldier and first conscientious objector Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1919)
  • Mar 23 Cindy Walker, American singer, songwriter and dancer (b. 1918)
  • Mar 24 Lynne Perrie, English actress (b. 1931)
  • Mar 25 Rocío Dúrcal, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • Mar 25 Richard Fleischer, American film director (b. 1916)
  • Mar 25 Buck Owens, American singer and television personality (b. 1929)
  • Mar 26 Anil Biswas, Indian politician (b. 1944)
  • Mar 26 Paul Dana, American race car driver (b. 1975)
  • Mar 26 Nikki Sudden, British singer/songwriter (b. 1956)
  • Mar 27 Dan Curtis, American television producer and director (b. 1928)
  • Mar 27 Ian Hamilton Finlay, Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener (b. 1925)
  • Mar 27 Stanisław Lem, Polish writer (b. 1921)
  • Mar 27 Ruari McLean, British typographer (b. 1917)
  • Mar 27 Lyn Nofziger, American journalist and political advisor to Ronald Reagan (b. 1924)
  • Mar 28 Caspar Weinberger, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1917)
  • Mar 28 Charles Schepens, American ophthalmologist (b. 1912)
  • Mar 28 Kevin Pro Hart, Australian artist (b. 1928)
  • Mar 28 Proinsias Ó Maonaigh, Irish musician (b. 1922)
  • Mar 29 Salvador Elizondo, Mexican writer (b. 1932)
  • Mar 30 Red Hickey, American football coach (b. 1917)
  • Mar 31 Jackie McLean, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1931 or 1932)
  • Apr 1 In Tam, Cambodian politician (b. 1916)
  • Apr 2 Nina Schenk von Stauffenberg, German wife of Claus Schenk von Stauffenberg (b. 1913)
  • Apr 5 Gene Pitney, American singer (b. 1941)
  • Apr 6 Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (b. 1977)
  • Apr 6 Francis L. Kellogg, U.S. diplomat and prominent socialite (b. 1917)
  • Apr 8 Gerard Reve, Dutch writer (b. 1923)
  • Apr 9 Billy Hitchcock, American baseball player, coach, and official (b. 1916)
  • Apr 9 Vilgot Sjöman, Swedish writer and film director (b. 1924)
  • Apr 9 Robin Orr, Scottish composer, dies at 96
  • Apr 11 June Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters) (b. 1953)
  • Apr 11 Proof, American rapper (D12) (b. 1973)
  • Apr 12 Dr. Rajkumar, Kannada language film actor/singer (India)(b. 1929)
  • Apr 12 Puggy Pearson, American poker player (b. 1929)
  • Apr 13 Bill Baker, American baseball player (b. 1911)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 13 Muriel Spark, Scottish author, dies at 88

Author Muriel Spark
Muriel Spark
  • Apr 14 Mahmut Bakalli, Kosovo politician (b. 1936)
  • Apr 16 Francisco Adam, Portuguese actor and model (b. 1983)
  • Apr 19 Scott Crossfield, American pilot, first man to fly at Mach 2 (b. 1921)
  • Apr 19 Zola Levitt, Messianic Jewish preacher (b. 1938)
  • Apr 20 Anna Svidersky (b. 1988)
  • Apr 21 T.K. Ramakrishnan, Indian politician (b. 1922)
  • Apr 21 Telê Santana, Brazilian football manager (b. 1931)
  • Apr 22 Alida Valli, Italian actress (b. 1921)
  • Apr 23 Johnnie Checketts, New Zealand fighter pilot (b. 1912)
  • Apr 24 Steve Stavro, Canadian businessman and sports team owner (b. 1927)
  • Apr 24 Moshe Teitelbaum, Hassidic rabbi (b. 1914)
  • Apr 24 Brian Labone, English footballer (b. 1940)
  • Apr 25 Jane Jacobs, American-born Canadian urbanist (b. 1916)
  • Apr 27 Julia Thorne, ex-wife of John Kerry (b. 1944)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 29 John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian economist (b. 1908)

Economist and Author John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist and Author
John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Apr 30 Lawrence Patrick, Biomechanics Professor, crash test subject
  • Apr 30 Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Indonesian novelist
  • May 1 Big Hawk, American rapper (b.1969)
  • May 1 Johnny Paris, American saxophonist (Johnny and the Hurricanes) (b. 1940)
  • May 1 Rob Lacey, Christian Author. (b. 1962)
  • May 2 Louis Rukeyser, American columnist (b. 1933)
  • May 3 Karel Appel, Dutch painter (b. 1921)
  • May 3 Pramod Mahajan, Indian politician (b. 1949)
  • May 3 Earl Woods, Athlete and father of Tiger Woods (b. 1932)