What Happened in 2012

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 736

  • Jan 2 98th Rose Bowl: #6 Oregon beats #9 Wisconsin, 45-38
  • Jan 2 41st Fiesta Bowl: #3 Oklahoma State beats #4 Stanford, 41-38 (OT)
  • Jan 3 78th Sugar Bowl: #13 Michigan beats #11 Virginia Tech, 23-20
  • Jan 4 78th Orange Bowl: #23 West Virginia beats #14 Clemson, 70-33
  • Jan 6 A suicide bomber blows himself up at a police station in Damascus, Syria, killing 26 people and wounding 63
  • Jan 7 Hot air balloon crashes in Carterton, New Zealand, killing 11
  • Jan 8 "The 3:16 Game", the Denver Broncos' Tim Tebow connected with Demaryius Thomas on an 80-yard touchdown pass on the first scrimmage play of overtime, giving the underdog Broncos a 29–23 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Wild Card Playoff Game

Sport awardFootball Awards

Jan 9 Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the second consecutive year

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Jan 9 14th BCS National Championship: #2 Alabama beats #1 LSU, 21-0

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 11 38th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Emma Stone win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Nina Dobrev win (TV Drama)

Actress Emma Stone
Emma Stone
Actor Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp
  • Jan 12 17th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Artist wins Best Film
  • Jan 13 Italian cruiseliner Costa Concordia runs aground at Isola de Giglio, Italy, causing 32 deaths
  • Jan 14 Suicide bomber kills 53 and injures 130 in Basra, Iraq
  • Jan 14 Ma Ying-jeou wins re-election as President of the Republic of China with 51% of the vote

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 15 69th Golden Globes: "The Descendants," George Clooney & Meryl Streep win

  • Jan 18 Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) blackout becomes the largest protest in the history of the internet
  • Jan 19 FBI shuts down Megaupload.com for alleged copyright infringement, hacker group Anonymous responds by attacking government and entertainment industry websites
  • Jan 22 AFC Championship Game: New England Patriots beat Baltimore Ravens 23-20
  • Jan 22 NFC Championship Game: New York Giants beat San Francisco 49ers 20-17 (OT)
  • Jan 23 European Union agrees to embargo Iranian oil in protest against Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program
  • Jan 28 Death toll from coordinated bombing attacks in Kano, Nigeria, reaches 185
  • Jan 29 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 59-41

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 29 100th Men's Australian Open: Novak Đoković beats Rafael Nadal (5-7, 6-4, 6-2, 6-7, 7-5)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 29 100th Women's Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka beats Maria Sharapova (6-3, 6-0)

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Jan 29 59th NHL All-Star Game: Team Chara beats Team Alfredsson 12-9 at Ottawa, Ontario
  • Jan 29 28th Sundance Film Festival: "The House I Live In", directed by Eugene Jarecki, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 1 At least 73 people are killed in the Egyptian football riots in Port Said
  • Feb 2 Cold snap across Europe kills more than 100 people (over 400 people by 08-02)
  • Feb 2 MV Rabaul Queen sinks off the coast of Papa New Guinea with 246 people saved and 126 missing (100 of these estimated to be trapped inside)
  • Feb 2 NHL player Sam Gagner becomes the first player to scores eight points in one game for the Edmonton Oilers against the Chicago Blackhawks since 1989
  • Feb 4 Tens of thousands of people are stranded by floods in the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland
  • Feb 5 Super Bowl XLVI: New York Giants beat New England Patriots, 21-17 at the Lucas Oil Stadium MVP: Eli Manning, New York, QB
  • Feb 6 6.9 magnitude quake hits near the central Philipines with 43 confirmed deaths

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 6 Queen Elizabeth II marks the 60th anniversary of becoming British monarch, becoming only the second to do so

Queen of the United Kingdom Elizabeth II
Queen of the United Kingdom
Elizabeth II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 6 Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot is presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Singer-songwriter Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot
  • Feb 9 62nd Berlin International Film Festival: "Caesar Must Die" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 11 Israeli Air Force conducts four air strikes in Gaza Strip
  • Feb 12 Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow is re-elected president of Turkmenistan with 97% of the vote
  • Feb 12 Zambia defeat Ivory Coast 8-7 on penalties in the Africa Cup of Nations
  • Feb 12 54th Grammy Awards: Rolling In The Deep, Bon Iver wins
  • Feb 12 65th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The Artist" Best Film, Michel Hazanavicius Best Director
  • Feb 15 United Kingdom unemployment rate reaches 17 year high of 8.4%
  • Feb 15 Fire at Comayagua prison, Honduras, kills 358
  • Feb 17 Approximately 70 ancient Olympic artifacts are stolen from the Archaeological Museum of Greece
  • Feb 17 The President of Germany, Christian Wulff, resigns over a corruption scandal
  • Feb 17 43rd NAACP Image Awards: "The Help" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Feb 18 Kateri Tekakwitha canonized as the first native American saint
  • Feb 19 44 people killed in prison brawl in Apocada, Mexico, between two rival drug cartels
  • Feb 20 South Korea angers North Korea as it proceeds with live fire drills in disputed Korean sea borders
  • Feb 20 Scientists successfully regenerate Silene stenophylla from a 31,800 year old piece of fruit, greatly surpassing the previous record of 2,000 years
  • Feb 21 Yemeni voters go to the polls for a presidential election where the only candidate on the ballot paper is vice-president Abd Rabbuh Mansur al-Hadi
  • Feb 22 Train crash in Buenos Aires, Argentina, kills 50 and injures hundreds
  • Feb 23 A series of bomb attacks across 12 Iraqi cities kills 60 and injures 200
  • Feb 25 Syrian Army kills 100 civilians in artillery shelling of Homs and Hama
  • Feb 25 Al Qaeda suicide bombing kills at least 26 people in Mukalla, Yemen
  • Feb 25 World Health Organization removes India from the list of polio endemic countries
  • Feb 26 Bus plunges off a cliff in Shanxi, China causing 15 deaths
  • Feb 26 Train derailment kills 3 and injures 45 in Burlington, Ontario

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Feb 26 84th Academy Awards: "The Artist" wins five Oscars and becomes the first silent film to win since 1927, Jean Dujardin & Meryl Streep also win

Actress Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
  • Feb 26 61st NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 152-149 at Orlando
  • Feb 27 Wikileaks begins disclosing 5 million emails from private intelligence company Stratfor
  • Feb 28 Occupy London protesters evicted from St Paul's Cathedral
  • Feb 28 Discovery of the largest prehistoric penguin, Kairuku grebneffi, at nearly 5ft tall
  • Feb 28 54th Daytona 500: Matt Kenseth wins (140.256 MPH)
  • Mar 1 Euro zone unemployment reaches historical high of 10.7%
  • Mar 2 Tornadoes kill at least 27 people in the American states of Indiana and Kentucky
  • Mar 2 The Red Cross is denied access to provide relief to the Baba Amr district in Homs by the Syrian army
  • Mar 2 New fiscal compact to prevent excessive debt is signed by 25 out of 27 European Union members
  • Mar 3 Lorry crash in east Guinea kills 50 and injures 27
  • Mar 3 Two trains crash in Szczekociny, Poland, with 16 people dead and up to 50 injured
  • Mar 4 Munitions dump explosions kill at least 250 people in the Republic of Congo

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Mar 4 Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election amid allegations of voter fraud

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • Mar 4 Over 10,000 illegal Peruvian gold miners clash with police to gain control of Puerto Maldonado
  • Mar 5 27 members of Iraq's security force are killed by gunmen disguised as police in Haditha
  • Mar 5 Tropical Storm Irina kills 65 in Madagascar
  • Mar 6 9,000 residents are evacuated from Wagga Wagga, Australia, as the Murrimbidgee River threatens to overflow
  • Mar 8 Greece secures debt-restructuring deal with private lenders
  • Mar 8 Toyota recalls 700,000 vehicles over safety concerns
  • Mar 9 Senior members of hacking group Lulz Sec are arrested, including one member of the FBI, in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland
  • Mar 10 At least 130 rockets are fired into Israel from Gaza
  • Mar 10 33rd Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Louisville beats Cincinnati, 50-44
  • Mar 11 US soldier kills 16 civilians in Afghanistan
  • Mar 11 59th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #17 Florida State beats #4 North Carolina, 85-82
  • Mar 11 53rd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Vanderbilt beats Kentucky, 71-64
  • Mar 12 100 people are killed in ethnic clashes and cattle raids in South Sudan
  • Mar 12 45 people, including children, are massacred by the Syrian Army in Homs
  • Mar 12 China records its highest trade deficit in over a decade

Film release premierFilm Premier

Mar 12 "Hunger Games" directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence premieres in Los Angeles

  • Mar 13 19 people are shot dead in a bus attack in Ethiopia
  • Mar 13 Encyclopaedia Britannica announces that it will no longer publish printed versions of its encyclopaedia
  • Mar 13 110 people are killed and 63 are missing after a ferry collides with an oil tanker near Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mar 13 28 people, including 22 children, are killed in a motorway bus crash near Sierre, Switzerland
  • Mar 16 Turkish NATO helicopter crashes into a house killing ten people in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 16 Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar becomes first cricketer to score 100 international centuries

Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
  • Mar 16 George Clooney and other several prominent participants, including Martin Luther King III, are arrested outside the Sundanese Embassy for civil disobedience
  • Mar 17 Bolton Wanderer footballer Fabrice Muamba collapses and is rushed to hospital during a live football match against Tottenham Hotspur
  • Mar 17 Wales defeat France to record their eleventh Grand Slam in the Six Nations Championship
  • Mar 18 Superleague Greece football match between Olympiacos and Panathinaikos is abandoned after fans set fire to Athens' Olympic Stadium
  • Mar 18 Joachim Gauck elected President of the Federal republic of Germany by the Federal Assembly
  • Mar 19 Wendy's overtakes Burger King to become the second best selling hamburger chain

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 100 of 101

  • Jan 4 Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry (66) weds PR executive Amanda Sheppard (29) in Turks and Caicos Island
  • Jan 7 Lady Antebellum singer-songwriter Hillary Scott (26) weds drummer Chris Tyrrell (25) at the Appel Inn near Albany, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 14 Pink Floyd vocalist George Roger Waters (68) weds filmmaker Laurie Durning

Rock Bassist/Vocalist George Roger Waters
Rock Bassist/Vocalist
George Roger Waters
  • Jan 19 Indian bollywood actress Deepshikha Nagpal (34) weds Indian actor Kaishav Arora in Mumbai
  • Feb 18 Activist and contributor for ABC News Elizabeth Smart (24) weds Matthew Gilmour (22) in Hawaii
  • Feb 29 "Diagnosis Murder" actor Dick Van Dyke (86) weds make-up artist Arlene Silver (40) in Malibu
  • Mar 8 Former "Raising Sextuplets" star Jenny Masche weds longtime beau Levi McClendon in San Diego

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 9 Rock 'n' roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis (76) weds his cousin's ex Judith Brown (62) in Natchez, Mississippi

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Mar 10 "Curly Sue" actress Alisan Porter (30) weds former "Days of Our Lives" actor Brian Autenrieth (33) at Diablo Dormido in the Santa Monica
  • Apr 3 Paramore guitar player Josh Farro (22) weds Jenna Rice in Tennessee
  • Apr 6 "Sex and the City" actor Chris Noth (57) weds actress Tara Wilson (30) in Hawaii
  • Apr 8 American actress and television host Ricki Lake (42) weds jewerly designer Christian Evans in a secret ceremony at Southern California
  • Apr 14 "Lady Antebellum" singer Dave Haywood (29) weds executive with Warner Bros. Records Kelli Cashiola (30) in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Apr 21 Actress Carey Mulligan (26) weds "Mumford & Sons" lead singer Marcus Mumford (25) in Somerset, England

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 21 Music legend Neil Diamond (71) weds music manager Katie McNeil (42) at the Beverly Hills Hotel

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
  • May 5 Actress Julie Benz (40) weds marketing executive Rich Orosco (39) at the historic John Sowden house in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles
  • May 7 Former "Dexter" actress Julie Benz (40) weds marketing executive Rich Orosco (39) at the historic John Sowden house in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles
  • May 10 Food Network chef Robert Irvine (46) weds "TNA" pro wrestler Gail Kim (35) in California
  • May 12 McFly guitarist Tom Fletcher (27) weds actress Giovanna Falcone (27) at One Marylebone in London
  • May 12 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actress Mercedes McNab (30) weds real estate developer Mark Henderson at the CostaBaja resort in La Paz, Mexico

HeartWedding of Interest

May 19 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (28) weds his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan at a small ceremony in Palo Alto, California

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Founder
Mark Zuckerberg
  • May 23 Grammy-winning Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz (43) weds longtime girlfriend Raquel Perera (37) in Barcelona

HeartWedding of Interest

May 27 Actress Cynthia Nixon (46) weds education activist Christine Marinoni in New York City

Actress Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 2 Actress Drew Barrymore (37) weds writer Will Kopelman in Montecito, California

  • Jun 2 Vice President Joe Biden's daughter Ashley Biden (30) weds Dr. Howard David Krein at St. Joseph on the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 9 Actor Matthew McConaughey (42) weds model Camilla Alves (30) in Austin, Texas

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 9 Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (50) weds Michelle Rounds in New York

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell
  • Jun 10 Country music singer Wynonna Judd (48) weds "Highway 101" drummer Cactus Moser in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee
  • Jun 16 Supermodel Agyness Deyn (29) weds "Avatar" actor Giovanni Ribisi (36) in Los Angeles
  • Jun 16 "Superbad" actress Aviva Farber (27) weds actor Ken Baumann (22) in Malibu, California
  • Jun 16 "Think Like a Man" and "Jumping the Broom" actress Meagan Good (30) weds Columbia Pictures VP DeVon Franklin (33) in Malibu, California
  • Jun 17 "Revenge" actress Ashley Madekwe (30) weds "Secret Diary Of A Call Girl" actor Iddo Goldberg (36) in London, England
  • Jun 18 R&B singer Bobby Brown (43) weds Alicia Etheridge in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jun 21 Actor Aaron Johnson (22) weds film director and artist Sam Taylor Wood (45) in Somerset
  • Jun 23 "NCIS: Los Angeles" actor Eric Christian Olsen (35) weds Sarah Wright near Jackson Hole, Wyoming

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 30 Actor Alec Baldwin (54) weds Hilaria Thomas at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City

  • Jun 30 Mick Jagger's daughter Jade Jagger (41) weds longtime boyfriend Adrian Fillary at the Aynhoe Park Hotel in Oxfordshire, England
  • Jun 30 Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (32) weds longtime girlfriend Kijfa Frink at the Fontainebleau resort in Miami Beach, Florida
  • Jun 30 "The Doctors" co-host Travis Stork (40) weds pediatrician Dr. Charlotte Brown in Colorado
  • Jul 4 NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson (34) weds "Basketball Wives" TV personality Evelyn Lozada in Saint Martin
  • Jul 4 "Grey's Anatomy" actress Sara Ramirez (36) weds TIMEC's business analyst Ryan Debolt in a private beachside ceremony in New York
  • Jul 7 "The Office" Ellie Kemper (32) weds former "Conan O'Brien" writer Michael Koman at the Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church in New York City

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 7 Documentary filmmaker Louis Theroux (42) weds TV director Nancy Strang (37)

Broadcaster Louis Theroux
Louis Theroux
  • Jul 21 2010 American Idol winner Lee DeWyze (26) weds model-actress Jonna Walsh at Maravilla Gardens in Camarillo, California
  • Jul 26 NBA guard Rafer Alston (36) weds "Basketball Wives" star Ashley Walker at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida
  • Jul 28 "Franklin & Bash" actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar (38) weds advertising executive Catriona McGinn at the Sunstone winery in Santa Ynez, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 4 Actress Natalie Portman (31) weds ballet dancer and choreographer Benjamin Millepied (35) in Big Sur, California

  • Aug 9 "Martin" and "Everybody Hates Chris" actress Tichina Arnold (43) weds St. John's University's basketball assistant coach Rico Hines at Oasis Oceanfront Estate in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Aug 11 "The Hangover" actor-comedian Zach Galifianakis (42) weds co-founder of the Growing Voices charity Quinn Lundberg at the UBC Farm in Vancouver, Canada
  • Aug 18 "Melrose Place" actor Grant Show (50) weds "The Campaign" actress and former ballet dancer Katherine LaNasa (45) at The Oak Grove at Ribbit Tree & Plant Nursery in Topanga, California
  • Aug 18 Former "Martin and Everybody Hates Chris" actress Tichina Arnold (43) weds Rico Hines in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Aug 26 "The Campaign" actress Kate Lang Johnson (28) weds musician Justin Miner at La Venta Inn in Palos Verdes, California
  • Aug 26 "Bridesmaids" actor Chris O'Dowd (32) weds British TV presenter Dawn Porter (33) at an intimate ceremony with family and friends in London
  • Sep 1 "Grey's Anatomy" actor Jesse Williams (31) weds real estate broker Aryn Drake-Lee (32) in Los Angeles
  • Sep 8 "How I Met Your Mother" actress Cobie Smulders (30) weds "Saturday Night Live" actor Taran Killam (30) at the Alisal Guest Ranch and Resort in Solvang, California
  • Sep 8 "Big Brother" TV personality winner Rachel Reilly (27) weds fellow Big Brother player Brendon Villegas (32) at the top of AT&T Center in downtown Los Angeles
  • Sep 9 "Gossip Girl" actress Blake Lively (25) weds "Green Lantern" actor Ryan Reynolds (35) at Boone Hall in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Sep 15 "The Black Keys" drummer Patrick Carney (32) weds Emily Ward in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sep 15 Singer Annie Lennox (57) weds Harvard-educated gynecologist Mitch Besser (57) on a private boat on the Thames River in London
  • Sep 20 Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's daughter Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah (32) weds Pengiran Haji Muhammad Ruzaini (29) at the Throne Hall of Istana Nurul Iman palace in Brunei
  • Sep 23 Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. (40) weds singer-songwriter Cheryl Moana Marie at a private Anini Beach estate on the island of Kauai
  • Sep 24 "Sugar Ray" singer Mark McGrath (44) weds longtime love Carin Kingsland (39) at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 29 Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway (29) weds actor-turned-jewelry designer Adam Shulman (31) in Big Sur, California

Actress Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 29 "Fall Out Boy" lead singer Patrick Stump (28) weds longtime girlfriend Elisa Yao in Chicago

Musician Patrick Stump
Patrick Stump
  • Sep 29 "Kings of Leon" bassist Jared Followill (25) weds model Martha Patterson (21) in Charlotte, Tennessee
  • Sep 29 "The Lovely Bones" actor Stanley Tucci (52) formally weds British literary agent Felicity Blunt at Middle Temple Hall in London

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 29 Actress Holly Valance (29) weds property developer Nick Candy (39) in Beverly Hills, California

Actress & Singer Holly Valance
Actress & Singer
Holly Valance

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 6 Former "Private Practice" actress Audra McDonald (42) weds Broadway star Will Swenson (38) in Croton-on-Hudson, New York

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald
  • Oct 7 Media personality Jack Osbourne (26) weds Lisa Stelly on the Big Island of Hawaii
  • Oct 12 Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham (50) weds fitness model Audrey Murdick (32) at the Sunstone Vineyards in Santa Ynez, California
  • Oct 13 "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" actor Alfonso Ribeiro (41) weds Angela Unkrich (31) in California

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 19 Grammy Award winning singer Justin Timberlake (31) weds "Total Recall" actress Jessica Biel (30) at the Borgo Egnazia resort in Fasano, Italy

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
Actress Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel
  • Oct 19 Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg Prince Guillaume (30) weds Countess of Belgium Stephanie de Lannoy (28) in a civil ceremony at the Hotel De Ville in Luxembourg
  • Oct 20 "Clueless" actress Elisa Donovan (41) weds Charlie Bigelow (36) on a outdoor ceremony on the Vineyard Lawn at The Carmel Valley Ranch in Carmel, California
  • Oct 28 Bristol Palin's former fiance Levi Johnston (21) weds Sunny Oglesby (20) at Settlers Bay Lodge in Wasilla, Alaska
  • Oct 30 Actress Evan Rachel Wood (25) weds "Billy Elliott" actor Jamie Bell (26) in California
  • Nov 2 BMX icon TJ Lavin weds longtime fiancee Roxanne Siordia (32) in Las Vegas
  • Nov 3 Professional bull rider Luke Snyder (30) weds Jennifer Manna (34) at Big Cedar Lodge outside of Branson, Missouri
  • Nov 3 Olympic gymnast Carly Patterson (24) weds Mark Caldwell (27) at the Main Street Garden Park in Dallas, Texas
  • Nov 9 Tennis player James Blake (32) weds publicist Emily Snider (37) Del Mar, California
  • Nov 10 Actor Ben Hollingsworth (28) weds lingerie designer Nila Myers in Malibu
  • Nov 13 Soccer goalkeeper and a double Olympic gold medalist Hope Solo (31) weds former NFL tight end Jerramy Stevens (33) in Washington
  • Nov 17 Award-winning Chinese actress Chen Yao (33) weds cinematographer Yu Cao in Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Dec 1 "X Factor" and "Extra" host Mario Lopez (39) weds actress Courtney Mazza (31) in an outdoor ceremony in Punta Mita, Mexico
  • Dec 1 Congressman Joseph Kennedy III (32) weds Lauren Anne Birchfield (28) at the Community Church in Corona del Mar, California
  • Dec 1 "The Bachelorette" reality star Ashley Hebert weds J.P. Rosenbaum at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California
  • Dec 1 Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard (33) weds Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader Krystle Campbell in Maui, Hawaii
  • Dec 1 Minnesota Twins baseball catcher Joe Mauer (29) weds Maddie Bisanz at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Dec 4 "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans (21) weds Courtland Rogers (26) at a courthouse in Brunswick County, North Carolina
  • Dec 12 Basketball player Amare Stoudemire (30) weds Alexis Welch in Manhattan
  • Dec 15 "Scrubs" actor Donald Faison (38) weds CaCee Cobb (35) in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 17 Minnesota Vikings football quarterback Christian Ponder (25) weds ESPN reporter Samantha Steele (27) in Hudson, Wisconsin
  • Dec 20 Actor Facundo Arana (40) weds Maria Susini at the Intercontinental Hotel in Nordelta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Dec 21 "Good Morning America" weather anchor Sam Champion (51) weds fine-arts photographer Rubem Robierb (35) at the couple's apartment in Manhattan
  • Dec 21 CNN anchor Erin Burnett (36) weds finance executive David Rubulotta (42) in New York City Hall
  • Dec 21 "Rolling Stones" guitarist Ronnie Wood (65) weds theater producer Sally Humphreys (34) at Dorchester Hotel in London
  • Dec 21 "McFly" drummer Harry Judd (27) weds former Escala violinist Izzy Johnston (29) at St Nicholas Church in Harpenden, Herts
  • Dec 25 Marie Osmond's daughter Rachael Osmond (23) weds Gabriel Krueger (22) in Park City, Utah
  • Dec 25 "Arrow" actor Stephen Amell (31) weds America's Next Top Model Cassandra Jean (27) in the Caribbean
  • Dec 29 "The Glades" actress Kiele Sanchez (36) weds "Friday Night Lights" actor Zach Gilford (31) in Napa Valley, California

Famous Divorces

  • Feb 9 Actress Parminder Nagra files for divorce from photographer James Stenson due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
  • Mar 18 "Twilight" actor Peter Facinelli (38) divorces "Beverly Hills 90210" actress Jennie Garth (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 6 Actress and model Heidi Klum (39) divorces British soul and R&B singer-songwriter Seal (49) due to irreconcilable differences after almost seven years of marriage

Supermodel Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum
Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 9 Salsa artist Marc Anthony (42) divorces pop star and actress Jennifer Lopez (43) due to irreconcilable differences after 7 years of marriage

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 25 Comedian and actor Martin Lawrence (47) files for divorce from Shamicka Gibbs due to irreconcilable differences after 1.5 years of marriage

Comedian Martin Lawrence
Martin Lawrence
  • May 25 Actress Halina Mlynkova (35) divorces actor Lukasz Nowicki (39) after 9 years of marriage
  • Jun 4 "The Wonder Years" actress Danica McKellar (37) divorces composer Mike Verta (36) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
  • Jun 5 NBC musical drama series "Smash" actress Debra Messing (43) divorces actor and producer Daniel Zelman (44) by their mutual decision after 10 years of marriage
  • Jun 14 New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton (48) divorces Beth Shuey due to conflict of personalities after nearly 20 years of marriage
  • Jun 18 "The L Word" actress Laurel Holloman (41) divorces architect Paul Macherey (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 years of marriage
  • Jun 28 "Spy Kids" actress Alexa Vega (23) divorces film producer Sean Covel (36) due to irreconcilable differences after less than two years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 29 Actress Katie Holmes (33) divorces American film actor and producer Tom Cruise (50) allegedly due to disagreement about their religious beliefs and the raising of their daughter Suri, after 5 years of marriage

Actress Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes
Actor Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 16 Actor-comedian Russell Brand (36) divorces popstar Katy Perry (27) due to irreconcilable differences a year after the fairy-tale wedding in India

Comedian Russell Brand
Russell Brand
Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
  • Jul 18 WWE wrestler John Cena (35) divorces Elizabeth Huberdeau (33) due to irretrievably broken marriage after 3 years of getting married
  • Jul 20 "Game of Thrones" actress Lena Headey (38) divorces musician Peter Loughran due to irreconcilable differences
  • Jul 25 Actress Sunny Mabrey (36) divorces "Brotherhood" actor Ethan Embry (34) due to irreconcilable differences after almost 7 years marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Aug 3 Music legend Stevie Wonder (63) divorces fashion designer Kai Millard Morris due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
  • Aug 14 "Basketball Wives" TV personality Evelyn Lozada divorces NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson (34) due to irretrievably broken marriage only 41 days after getting married
  • Aug 20 The man known primarily for gatecrashing the White House, Tareq Salahi (42) divorces socialite Michaele Salahi (46) due to adultery, desertion and construction desertion
  • Aug 22 "General Hospital" actress Vanessa Marcil (39) divorces actor Carmine Giovinazzo (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 28 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin (82) divorces Lois Driggs Cannon due to irreconcilable differences after 23 years of marriage

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 440

  • Jan 1 Elizabeth Brumfiel, American feminist archaeologist, dies of cancer at 66
  • Jan 1 Gary Ablett, English footballer and manager, dies of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma at 46
  • Jan 1 Bob Anderson, English Olympic fencer and renowned film fight choreographer, dies at 90
  • Jan 1 Alfredo Battisti, Roman Catholic Archdiosese of Udine, Italy, dies at 87
  • Jan 1 Kiro Gligorov, President of the Republic of Macedonia 1991-1999
  • Jan 1 Hermann Guggiari, Paraguayan engineer and sculptor, dies at 88
  • Jan 1 Ed Jenkins, American Congressman for Georgia, died at 78
  • Jan 1 Yafa Yarkoni, Israeli Singer, dies after years of Alzheimer's disease at 86
  • Jan 1 Carlos Soria, Argentine lawyer and politician, dies from gunshot to the head at 62
  • Jan 1 Marcelle Narbonne, French supercentenarian and oldest person in Europe, died at 113
  • Jan 1 Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer, member of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, dies from lung cancer at 72
  • Jan 1 Nay Win Maung, Burmese physician, and pro-democracy activist, dies from a heart attack at 50
  • Jan 2 Ian Bargh, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, dies from lung cancer at 76
  • Jan 2 David Barron, British physicist and computer scientist, at 76 (b.1935)
  • Jan 2 Ivan Calin, Moldavian President and Prime Minister 1980-1990, dies at 76
  • Jan 2 William Carey, American businessman and philanthropist, died from complications after a heart attack at 81
  • Jan 2 Gordon Hirabayashi, civil rights activist and WWII internment opponent dies after Alzheimer's disease at 93
  • Jan 2 Larry "Rhino" Reinhardt, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly) dies at 63
  • Jan 3 Wylie Walker Vale, American Endocrinologist who discovered the stress hormone, dies at 70.
  • Jan 3 Robert L Carter, American civil rights activist and judge, dies after complications from a stroke at 94
  • Jan 3 Winifred Milius Lubell, American illustrator and writer, dies of congestive heart failure at 97
  • Jan 3 Josef Skvorecky, Czech writer and publisher, dies at 87
  • Jan 3 Bob Weston, British guitarist and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac), dies from a gastrointestinal hemorrhage at 64 (body found on this date)
  • Jan 3 Harold Zirin, American astronomer, dies at 82
  • Jan 4 Eve Arnold, American photojournalist, dies at 99
  • Jan 4 Ruben Ayala, American politician (California State Senator 1974-1998), dies of natural cause at 89
  • Jan 4 James Crow, American geneticist, dies at 95
  • Jan 4 Harry Fowler, English actor, dies at 85
  • Jan 4 Gatewood Galbraith, [Louis], lawyer, American political activist, iconic Kentucky political figure, dies from pneumonia at 64
  • Jan 4 Rod Robbie, Canadian architect and planner, dies at 83
  • Jan 5 Donald Carter, American professional bowler, dies from pneumonia and emphysema complications at 85
  • Jan 5 Frederica Maas, American playwright and screenwriter, dies at 111
  • Jan 6 Robert Dozier, Hollywood screenwriter, dies at 81
  • Jan 6 Louise Annand-MacFarquhar, Scottish painter and filmmaker, dies at 96
  • Jan 6 Robert Holness, English radio and television presenter, dies at 83
  • Jan 6 William McBeth, American composer, dies at 78
  • Jan 6 Ellen Pence, social activist, dies from cancer at 63
  • Jan 6 Roger Boisjoly, American aerodynamicist, dies at 73
  • Jan 7 Ibrahim Aslan, Egyptian author, dies from heart failure at 77
  • Jan 9 Malam Bacai Sanhá, President of Guinea-Bissau, dies of diabetes at 64
  • Jan 9 Brian Curvis, British boxer and 1960 welterweight champion, dies from leukemia at 74
  • Jan 9 Ruth Fernandez, Puerto Rican singer and politician, dies from septic shock and pneumonia at 92
  • Jan 9 Bridie Gallagher, Irish singer, dies at 87
  • Jan 9 William Roll, parapsychologist, dies at 85
  • Jan 10 Gevork Vartanian, Soviet intelligence agent, dies at 87
  • Jan 12 Bill Janklow, four-term Governor of South Dakota, dies of brain cancer at 72
  • Jan 12 Reginald Hill, British crime author, dies of brain cancer at 75
  • Jan 12 Charles Price, American businessman and diplomat, dies at 80
  • Jan 13 Rauf Denktash, leader of Turkish Cypriots, dies of multiple organ failure at 87
  • Jan 13 Gianpiero Moretti, steering wheel designer, dies from cancer at 71
  • Jan 15 Edward Derwinski, Chicago congressman 1959-83 and first Secretary of Veteran Affairs, dies of cancer at 85
  • Jan 16 Gustav Leonhardt, Master Dutch harpsichordist, organist and conductor, dies at 87
  • Jan 16 Jimmy Castor, American pop and funk musician (Troglodyte (Cave Man), Jimmy Castor Bunch), died of heart failure at 71
  • Jan 17 Johnny Otis, R&B musician and talent scout, known as the godfather of rhythm and blues, dies at 90
  • Jan 17 Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, dies of heart attack at 74
  • Jan 20 John F Baker Jnr, United States Army Master Sergeant and Medal of Honour recipient dies at 66
  • Jan 20 Etta James, American singer, dies from leukaemia at 73
  • Jan 21 Jonathan Idema, American torturer, kidnapper and con-artist, dies from Aids complications at 55
  • Jan 21 Roy John Britten, American molecular biologist, dies at 92
  • Jan 22 Joe Paterno, American College Hall of Fame football coach, dies from lung cancer at 85
  • Jan 22 Dick Tufeld, American voice actor, dies at 85
  • Jan 23 Anthony Capo, DeCavalcante crime family hitman and informant, dies from heart attack at 52/53
  • Jan 24 Patricia Neway, American opera and musical theatre singer, dies at 83
  • Jan 24 James Farentino, American actor, dies from heart failure at 73
  • Jan 25 Paavo Berglund, Finnish conductor dies aged 82
  • Jan 26 Ian Abercrombie, English actor, dies from kidney failure at 77
  • Jan 27 Kevin White, American politician, dies at 82
  • Jan 29 Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, Italian politician, dies at 93
  • Jan 29 Camilla Williams, American operatic soprano, dies at 92
  • Jan 30 Frederick Treves, English actor, dies at 86
  • Jan 30 Mary Grierson, Welsh botanical artist, dies at 99
  • Jan 31 Anthony Bevilacqua, American cardinal, dies at 88
  • Jan 31 Dorothea Tanning, American artist, dies at 101
  • Jan 31 Tristram Coffin, American folklorist, dies from pneumonia at 89
  • Jan 31 mike Kelley, American artist, commits suicide at 57
  • Feb 1 Gerlando Alberti, Sicilian Mafioso, dies from cancer at 88
  • Feb 1 Don Cornelius, American television host, commits suicide by gunshot at 75
  • Feb 1 Angelo Dundee, American boxing trainer and cornerman, dies at 90
  • Feb 1 Wislawa Szymborska, Polish poet and Nobel Laureate, dies at 88
  • Feb 2 Dorothy Gilman, American mystery writer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 88
  • Feb 3 Christopher Samuel Youd, British science fiction writer, dies at 89
  • Feb 3 Ben Gazzara, American actor, dies from pancreatic cancer at 81
  • Feb 3 Norton Zinder, American biologist, dies from pneumonia at 83
  • Feb 3 Zalman King, American actor and director, dies from cancer at 69
  • Feb 4 Florence Green, last surviving veteran of World War One, dies at 110
  • Feb 4 Robert Glaser, American educational psychologist, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 91
  • Feb 4 Istvan Csurka, Hungarian writer and politician, dies at 77
  • Feb 4 Robert Daniel, five term American congressman for Virginia, dies at 75
  • Feb 5 Sam Coppola, American actor, dies at 79
  • Feb 6 Janice Voss, American astronaut, dies from breast cancer at 55
  • Feb 6 Antoni Tapies, Spanish artist, dies at 88
  • Feb 6 Peter Breck, American actor, dies at 82
  • Feb 7 Patricia Stephens Due, African-American civil rights activist, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 72
  • Feb 7 Phil Bruns, American actor and writer, dies of natural causes at 80
  • Feb 7 Florence Holway, American rape victim and activist, dies at 96
  • Feb 8 Luis Alberto Spinetta, Argentinian rock musician, dies from lung cancer at 62
  • Feb 8 Gunther Plaut, German-Canadian rabbi, dies at 99
  • Feb 10 Geoffrey Cornish, Canadian golf course architect, dies at 97
  • Feb 10 Jeffrey Zaslow, American author and columnist, dies in a car accident at 53

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Feb 11 Whitney Houston, American singer and actress, dies from an accidental drowning at age 48

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
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