What Happened in 2013

Historical Events

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  • Jan 1st 13 FARC members are killed by an airstrike by the Colombian military
  • Jan 1st 13 Boko Harem members are killed by Nigeria’s military in Maiduguri
  • Jan 1st 60 people are killed and 200 are injured after a stampede following New Year celebrations
  • Jan 1st 18 people are killed and 16 wounded after a bus and mini-bus collision in Thiès, Senegal
  • Jan 1st 10 people are killed and 120 are injured in a stampede in Luanda, Angola
  • Jan 1st US bi-partisan deal temporarily avoids the fiscal cliff
  • Jan 1st Magnus Carlsen breaks Garry Kasparov's chess FIDE rating, reaching 2,861
  • Jan 1st 99th Rose Bowl: #8 Stanford beats Wisconsin, 20-14
  • Jan 1st 79th Orange Bowl: #13 Florida State beats #16 Northern Illinois, 31-10

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 2nd Ray Lewis announces he will retire at the end of the playoffs

NFL Legend Ray Lewis
NFL Legend
Ray Lewis
  • Jan 2nd 79th Sugar Bowl: #21 Louisville beats #3 Florida, 33-23
  • Jan 3rd 27 Shiite pilgrims are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing in Musayyib, Iraq
  • Jan 3rd 42nd Fiesta Bowl: #5 Oregon beats #7 Kansas State, 35-17
  • Jan 4th 9 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria
  • Jan 4th 8 people are killed by a gunman in Kawit, the Philippines
  • Jan 4th 6 people are killed a 2 are seriously injured after a snowmobile veers off a ski slope on Mt Cermis, Italy
  • Jan 4th 3 people are killed after a Beechcraft BE35 crashes into a house in Florida
  • Jan 6th 10 people are killed by a US drone attack in South Waziristan, Pakistan
  • Jan 6th The NHL reaches an agreement to end a 113 day lockout

Sport awardSports Awards

Jan 7th Lionel Messi wins the FIFA Ballon d'Or for the third consecutive year

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi
  • Jan 7th 15th BCS National Championship: #2 Alabama beats #1 Notre Dame, 42-14
  • Jan 8th 130 wildfires across Australia’s east coast force thousands to evacuate their homes
  • Jan 8th 2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian government are exchanged for 48 Iranians kidnapped by Syrian rebels

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Jan 8th Steve Nash records his 10,000th career assist against Houston

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash
  • Jan 10th 81 people are killed and 120 are wounded by a twin bombing in Quetta, Pakistan

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 10th 39th People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey, Jr & Jennifer Lawrence win (Movie Star) and Nathan Fillion & Ellen Pompeo win (TV Drama)

  • Jan 10th 18th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Argo wins Best Film
  • Jan 11th 46 people are killed and 12 are missing after a landslide buries a village in the Yunnan province, China
  • Jan 11th 29 people are killed and 12 are injured after a bus veers off a mountain road in Doti, Nepal
  • Jan 12th A failed attempt to rescue a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia, results in 18 deaths
  • Jan 12th Beijing’s level of air pollution is declared to be at levels that are hazardous to human health
  • Jan 12th "Mile High Miracle", trailing the Denver Broncos 35-28 with 1:09 remaining in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, the Baltimore Ravens' quarterback Joe Flacco heaved a 70 yard touchdown pass to receiver Jacoby Jones to tie the game (the Ravens would win in overtime and go on to win the Super Bowl)

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 13th 70th Golden Globes: Argo, Daniel Day-Lewis, & Jessica Chastain win

  • Jan 15th 83 people are killed and 150 are injured in a rocket attack on Aleppo University, Syria
  • Jan 15th 19 Egyptian Army recruits are killed and 120 are injured in a train accident in Giza
  • Jan 16th 24 people die after three car bombs exploded in Idlib Governorate, Syria
  • Jan 16th A four day occupation of an Algerian BP facility by Amenas militants begins, killing 48 hostages
  • Jan 16th 25 people are killed after an apartment block collapses in Alexandria, Egypt
  • Jan 17th 106 people are massacred by Syrian army forces in Homs
  • Jan 17th 33 people are killed by a series of bombs across Iraq
  • Jan 17th 4 people are killed and over 2,000 are evacuated after a massive flood hits Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Jan 17th 8 people are killed in a plane crash in Chiapas, Mexico
  • Jan 17th Japan unveils plans to build the world’s largest wind farm near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant
  • Jan 19th 4 climbers are killed by an avalanche in Glen Coe, Scotland
  • Jan 19th Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover
  • Jan 19th The 2012-2013 NHL season begins after a 119-day lockout

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Jan 19th Lance Armstrong admits to doping in all seven of his Tour de France victories

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong
  • Jan 20th Austria votes to maintain compulsory military service in a referendum
  • Jan 20th AFC Championship Game: Baltimore Ravens beat New England Patriots 28-13
  • Jan 20th NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Atlanta Falcons 28-24
  • Jan 21st 30 people are killed in a car bombing in Salamiyeh, Syria
  • Jan 21st 41 people are injured after two trains collide in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 21st 18 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus falls down a ravine in Yungas, Bolivia
  • Jan 21st 1 person is killed and 15 are injured by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Indonesia
  • Jan 21st Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Netherlands’ Minister of Finance, becomes the President of the Euro Group
  • Jan 22nd A series of Baghdad car bombings kill 17 people
  • Jan 22nd The Bank of Japan doubles its inflation target to 2% and announces open-ended asset purchases for 2014 in the hope of ending deflation
  • Jan 23rd 23 people are killed in a mosque suicide bombing in Tuz Khormato, Iraq
  • Jan 23rd 18 people are killed in a market shooting in Damboa, Nigeria
  • Jan 23rd US armed forces overturns 1994 ban on women serving in combat
  • Jan 24th 17 people are killed and 34 are injured in a bus crash in Taperas, Bolivia
  • Jan 24th A Japanese Coast guard ship engages a Taiwanese activist ship in the Senkaku Islands dispute
  • Jan 24th Russian police kill 13 rebels in Vedeno District, Chechnya
  • Jan 25th Tropical cyclone Oswald makes landfall in Queensland, Australia, causing mass flooding
  • Jan 25th 6 civilians and 1 police officer are shot dead and 456 people are injured during a nationwide protest against Egypt’s 2011 revolution
  • Jan 25th Islamist forces are driven out of Hombori by the Malian army
  • Jan 25th 8 people are killed by 2 car bombs in Golan Heights, Syria
  • Jan 25th 50 people are killed and 90 are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • Jan 25th Initial GDP figures for the fourth quarter of 2012 show the UK economy shrank by 0.3% raising fears of a triple dip recession
  • Jan 26th 30 people are killed during a violent protest in Port Said, Egypt
  • Jan 26th 10 people are killed and 20 are injured by a suicide bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan
  • Jan 26th The United States Sentencing Commission is hacked by Anonymous in response to the suicide of Aaron Swartz
  • Jan 26th Miloš Zeman wins the Czech Republic’s presidential election
  • Jan 26th 101st Women's Australian Open: Victoria Azarenka beats Li Na (4-6, 6-4, 6-3)
  • Jan 27th 20 police officers have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan
  • Jan 27th In Port Said, Egypt, protests result in 7 people being killed and 630 are injured
  • Jan 27th 11 people are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crashes down a ravine in Serta, Portugal
  • Jan 27th 7 people are killed and 3 are injured after a retaining wall collapses during a football match at the Ugur Sports Facility, Turkey
  • Jan 27th Magnus Carlsen wins the 2013 Tata Steel Chess Tournament
  • Jan 27th Spain defeats Denmark to win the 2013 World Men's Handball Championship
  • Jan 27th NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 62-35
  • Jan 27th 101st Men's Australian Open: Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray (6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-2)
  • Jan 27th 29th Sundance Film Festival: "Fruitvale Station", directed by Ryan Coogler, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Jan 28th 10 people are killed and 11 are injured in after a freight train collides with a bus in Heihe City, China
  • Jan 28th Iran’s Pishgam rocket successfully completes a return trip of sending a monkey into space
  • Jan 28th 20 people are killed after a Bombardier CRJ200 airliner crashes outside Almaty, Kazakhstan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 28th John Kerry is voted to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as the United States Secretary of State

United States Secretary of State John Kerry
United States Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • Jan 30th South Korea successfully launches its rocket Naro-1 which was carrying a scientific satellite
  • Jan 31st 300 people are injured in a train collision in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Jan 31st 36 people are killed and 126 are injured in an explosion at Torre Ejecutiva Pemex, Mexico
  • Feb 1st 44th NAACP Image Awards: "Red Tails" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Feb 1st The Nigerian Army bombs a Boko Haram camp, killing 18 people
  • Feb 1st 21 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a market suicide bombing in Hangu, Pakistan
  • Feb 1st 26 people are killed after a fireworks truck explodes and causes a highway to collapse in Henan, China
  • Feb 1st Zenit-3SL, a Ukranian-Russian carrier rocket, fails 40 seconds after liftoff and crashes into the Pacific Ocean

Film release premierFilm Release

Feb 1st "House of Cards", starring Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife, is released on Netflix

  • Feb 2nd 23 people are killed and 8 are injured after militants attacked an army base in the Lakki Marwat District, Pakistan

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Feb 2nd Shinzō Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister vows to defend the Senkaku Islands "at all costs"

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe
Prime Minister of Japan
Shinzō Abe
  • Feb 2nd 18 people are killed and 34 are injured after a bus catches fire after falling down a ravine in Gansu province, China
  • Feb 3rd 33 people are killed by a suicide bombing by an explosive-packed truck in Kirkuk, Iraq

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 22nd Prince George of Cambridge, son of Prince William and Catherine, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, England (3rd in line to the English throne), born in London, England

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 4th Former World Middleweight champ Jake LaMotta (90) weds his longtime fiancée Denise Baker (62) in Bisbee, Arizona

World Middleweight Boxing Champion Jake LaMotta
World Middleweight Boxing Champion
Jake LaMotta
  • Jan 15th "Gomer Pyle" actor Jim Nabors (82) weds retired performer Stan Cadwallader (64) at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle
  • Jan 19th Figure skater five-time world champion Michelle Kwan (32) weds Clay Pell at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, Rhode Island
  • Jan 19th "Big Brother" Daniele Donato (26) weds Dominic Briones at the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach, California
  • Feb 14th Wedding planner to the stars Preston Bailey (63) weds Theo Bleckmann (47) at Empire State Building
  • Feb 16th "Devious Maids" actress Dania Ramirez (33) weds director Bev Land on the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 23rd Former "Married … with Children" actress Christina Applegate (41) weds rocker Martyn LeNoble (43) in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 24th Motorcycle mogul Jesse James (43) weds drag racer Alexis DeJoria in Malibu, California

Outlaw Jesse James
Outlaw
Jesse James
  • Mar 30th ER actor Mekhi Phifer (38) weds long time girlfriend Reshelet Barnes at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
  • Apr 20th "Hart of Dixie" actor Scott Porter (33) weds Kelsey Mayfield in Austin, Texas
  • Apr 24th Actress and director Melissa Gilbert (48) weds actor Timothy Busfield (55) at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 27th NBA great Michael Jordan (50) weds 2nd wife model Yvette Prieto at Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in Palm Beach, Florida

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

HeartWedding of Interest

May 4th Actress Keira Knightley (28) weds musician James Righton (29) in France

  • May 10th "Beverly Hills, 90210" actress Shenae Grimes (23) weds model and musician Josh Beech at the Boys Hall in Ashford, Kent
  • May 19th Former Armor for Sleep frontman Ben Jorgensen (29) weds actress Katrina Bowden (24) at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in NYC, New York
  • May 26th "Breaking Bad" actor Aaron Paul (33) weds Lauren Parsekian at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California
  • May 26th Cobra Starship rocker Gabe Saporta (33) weds fashion designer Erin Fetherston at St Nicholas Abbey plantation in Barbados

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 1st Singer Diana DeGarmo (26) weds singer Ace Young (33) at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel in Los Angeles

  • Jun 1st "How to Make It in America" actress Lake Bell (34) weds tattoo artist Scott Campbell at The Marigny Opera House in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jun 1st Napster founder Sean Parker (33) weds singer-songwriter Alexandra Lenas at the Ventana Inn in Big Sur, California
  • Jun 7th "Client List" actress Alicia Lagano (34) weds manager Hector Rendon at the Malibu Lake Mountain Club in Agoura Hills, California
  • Jun 8th Celebrity chef Curtis Stone (37) weds actress Lindsay Price (36) at a private villa in Mallorca, Spain
  • Jun 8th TV personality Kristin Cavallari (26) weds Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (30) in Nasvhille, Tennessee
  • Jun 8th Princess Madeleine of Sweden (30) weds banker Christopher O'Neill at The Royal Palace Church in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jun 13th Model and actress Joanna Krupa (34) weds businessman Romain Zago in Southern California
  • Jun 14th 90210 actor Matt Lanter (30) weds longtime girlfriend Angela Stacy at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California
  • Jun 15th "Hart of Dixie" actor Cress Williams (42) weds girlfriend Kristen Torrianni in Texas
  • Jun 21st Actor Peter Scolari (57) weds broadway actress Tracy Shayne in NYC, New York
  • Jun 22nd "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" actress NeNe Leakes (45) weds her ex-husband Gregg Leakes at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 22nd Star Wars creator George Lucas (69) weds Dreamworks Animation chairman Mellody Hobson (44) at Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Chairman of Dreamworks Animation Mellody Hobson
Chairman of Dreamworks Animation
Mellody Hobson
  • Jun 22nd Actor Adam Driver (29) weds girlfriend Joanne Tucker
  • Jun 22nd Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland (45) weds photographer Jamie Wachtel in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 24th Actress Kerry Washington (36) weds NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha (32) in Blaine County, Idaho
  • Jun 28th Writer Josh Kilmer-Purcell (43) weds physician Brent Ridge in Sharon Springs, New York

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 1st Canadian singer Avril Lavigne (28) weds Canadian singer Chad Kroeger (38) at the Château de La Napoule, a reconstructed medieval castle on the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France.

Pop Singer and Songwriter Avril Lavigne
Pop Singer and Songwriter
Avril Lavigne
  • Jul 2nd Actor John Barrowman (46) weds longtime boyfriend Scott Gill in California

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 4th Singer Tina Turner (73) weds music executive Erwin Bach (57) in Kusnacht, Switzerland

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • Jul 6th Actress Elisha Cuthbert (30) weds ice hockey player Dion Phaneuf at St James Catholic Church in Summerfield, Canada
  • Jul 8th Model Amber Rose (29) weds rapper Wiz Khalifa (25) in Pennsylvania
  • Jul 13th "Catwoman" actress Halle Berry (46) weds actor Olivier Martinez (47) at Chateau des Conde in Vallery, France
  • Jul 13th TV host Jimmy Kimmel (45) weds co-head writer Molly McNearney in Ojai, California
  • Jul 20th "Modern Family" actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson (37) weds lawyer Justin Mikita in NYC, New York
  • Jul 26th Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik (47) weds Melina Gallo at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California
  • Jul 30th "Hunger Games" actor Sam Claflin (27) weds actress Laura Haddock (27) in a private ceremony
  • Aug 3rd Actor and model Kevin Zegers (28) weds talent agent Jaime Feld in New Jersey
  • Aug 10th Rapper Kevin Federline (35) weds Victoria Price at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 18th Actress Rosanna Arquette (54) weds investment banker Todd Morgan at a private ceremony in Malibu, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 18th Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton (23) weds boyfriend Adam Dirks in Kauai, Hawaii

Professional Surfer Bethany Hamilton
Professional Surfer
Bethany Hamilton
  • Aug 31st "Blue Crush" actress Kate Bosworth (30) weds director Michael Polish (42) in Philipsburg, Montana

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 1st Comedian Seth Meyers (39) weds human rights lawyer Alexi Ashe on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts

Comedian and Writer Seth Meyers
Comedian and Writer
Seth Meyers
  • Sep 6th Actor Josh Charles (41) weds ballet dancer and author Sophie Flack at a private residence in Manhattan, New York City

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 7th Actor Patrick Stewart (72) weds singer Sunny Ozell (35) near Lake Tahoe

  • Sep 10th TV personality Holly Madison (33) weds Insomniac Events founder Pasquale Rotella in a fairytale wedding at Disneyland
  • Sep 14th Singer-songwriter John Legend (34) weds model Chrissy Teigen (27) at Villa Pizzo in Lake Como, Italy

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 14th NBA player LeBron James (28) weds longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson at the Capella Chapel in San Diego, California

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • Sep 21st US billionaire investor and active supporter of liberal political causes George Soros (83) weds health care and education consultant Tamiko Bolton (42) at his estate in Bedford, New York
  • Sep 21st Golden Globe-winning actor Andy Samberg (35) weds singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom (31) at the Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur, California
  • Sep 29th Actor and musician Jackson Rathbone (28) weds burlesque dancer Sheila Hafsadi in Malibu, California
  • Oct 5th Skateboarder and actor Bam Margera (34) weds Nicole Boyd in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Oct 5th Soccer player Abby Wambach (33) weds longtime partner Sarah Huffman (29) in Hawaii
  • Oct 12th "Charmed" tv actress Rose McGowan (40) weds artist Davey Detail at the Paramour Mansion in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 12th Actor Ben Feldman (33) weds longtime girlfriend Michelle Mulitz at Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, Maryland

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 12th Grammy award-winning record producer Pharrell Williams (40) weds model Helen Lasichanh in Miami, Florida

  • Oct 12th "30 Rock" actor Keith Powell weds visual artist Jill Knox at Tribeca Rooftop in NYC, New York
  • Oct 12th Former Guns N' Roses Matt Sorum (52) weds singer and dancer Adriane Harper in Palm Springs, California
  • Oct 12th Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis (53) weds paralegal Johnny Chaillot in Malibu, California
  • Oct 16th Actress and singer Kristen Bell (30) weds actor Dax Shepard (38) at the Beverly Hills County Clerk's Office in California
  • Oct 19th Actress Danielle Fishel (32) weds Tim Belusko in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 20th Singer Kelly Clarkson (31) weds talent manager Brandon Blackstock at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee

  • Oct 20th Actor Rider Strong (33) weds actress Alexandra Barreto (31) in Oregon
  • Oct 24th Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe (27) weds MLB pitcher John Danks (28) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee
  • Oct 26th Actress Christina Ricci (33) weds dolly grip James Heerdegen in Manhattan, New York
  • Nov 2nd 'N Sync founding member Chris Kirkpatrick (42) weds his girlfriend Karly Skladany in Orlando, Florida
  • Nov 2nd "Smash" actress Megan Hilty (32) weds Brian Gallagher at a chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Nov 9th "Mad Men" actor Jared Harris (52) weds lighting designer and TV host Allegra Riggio on a yacht in Miami

HeartWedding of Interest

Nov 21st Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt (34) weds actor Brian Hallisay (34)

  • Dec 21st Actress and model Teresa Palmer (27) weds actor/director Mark Webber (33) in Mexico
  • Dec 22nd Actress Lacey Chabert (31) weds longtime boyfriend David Nehdar in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 31st "The Big Bang Theory" actress Kaley Cuoco (28) weds professional tennis player Ryan Sweeting (26) at Hummingbird Nest Ranch in Santa Susana, California
  • Dec 31st Actress-comedian Lily Tomlin (74) weds screenwriter Jane Wagner (78) in Los Angeles, California

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 7th Russian President Vladimir Putin announces his divorce with from his wife on national TV

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 20th Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (82) divorces Wendi Deng (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 13 years of marriage

Media Mogul Rupert Murdoch
Media Mogul
Rupert Murdoch

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 27th Actor Ashton Kutcher (35) divorces actress Demi Moore (51) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 326


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 1st Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American pop singer, dies at 85

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page
  • Jan 2nd Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Uruguayan football player, dies from a respiratory illness at 67
  • Jan 2nd Ned Wertimer, American actor, dies from complications from a fall at 89
  • Jan 2nd Margaret A. Brewer, American soldier and first female general officer in US Marine Corps, dies at 82
  • Jan 3rd Sergiu Nicolaescu, Romanian film director, dies from surgical complications at 82
  • Jan 4th Sammy Johns, American country artist, dies at 66
  • Jan 4th Derek Kevan, English footballer, dies at 77
  • Jan 4th Tony Lip, American actor, dies at 82
  • Jan 4th Yevgeny Pepelyaev, Soviet fighter pilot, dies at 94
  • Jan 5th Bruce McCarty, American architect, dies at 92
  • Jan 6th Neil Adcock, South African cricketer, dies from bowel cancer at 81
  • Jan 8th Kenojuak Ashevak, Canadian Inuit artist, dies from lung cancer at 85
  • Jan 8th Jeanne Manford, American gay rights activist, dies at 92
  • Jan 9th James M. Buchanan, American economist and nobel laureate, dies at 93
  • Jan 10th Evan Connell, American author, dies at 88
  • Jan 11th Aaron H. Swartz, American computer programmer, dies from an apparent suicide at 26
  • Jan 13th Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer, dies from complications from a stroke at 76
  • Jan 14th Giorgio Alverà, Italian bobsledder, dies at 69
  • Jan 14th Conrad Bain, Canadian-born American actor, dies from natural causes at 89
  • Jan 15th Chucho Castillo, Mexican boxer, dies from a heart attack at 68
  • Jan 15th Nagisa Oshima, Japanese film director and screen writer, dies at 80
  • Jan 16th Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Soviet skier, dies at 81
  • Jan 16th Pauline Phillips, American advice columnist, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 94
  • Jan 17th Robert F. Chew, American actor, dies from heart failure at 52
  • Jan 17th Lizbeth Webb, English soprano, dies at 86
  • Jan 19th Anatoly Bannik, Ukranian chess master, dies at 91
  • Jan 19th Milt Bolling, American MLB shortstop, dies from complications from heart surgery at 82

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 19th Stan Musial, American MLB hall of famer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jan 19th Earl Weaver, American hall of fame MLB manager, dies from a heart attack at 82
  • Jan 20th Freddie Williams, Welsh motorcycle speedway champion, dies at 86
  • Jan 21st Robert Michael Winner, English film director and producer (Death Wish), dies at 77
  • Jan 22nd Leslie Frankenheimer, American film set designer, dies from leukaemia at 64
  • Jan 26th Hiroshi Nakajima, Japanese doctor, dies at 84
  • Jan 28th Eddy Choong, Chinese badminton player, dies at 82
  • Jan 29th Frank Hahn, British economist, dies at 87
  • Jan 30th Patty Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 94
  • Jan 31st Timir Pinegin, Societ sailor, dies at 85
  • Feb 1st Sir Paul Holmes, New Zealand media broadcaster, dies from prostate cancer and heart problems at 62
  • Feb 1st Ed Koch, American congressman and New York City Mayor (1977-89), dies from heart failure at 88
  • Feb 1st Vladimir Yengibaryan, soviet boxer, dies at 80
  • Feb 2nd Chris Kyle, American sniper, is shot at 38
  • Feb 2nd Walter Francis Sweeney, American NFL guard, dies from pancreatic cancer at 71
  • Feb 3rd Cardiss Collins, American Congresswoman, dies at 81
  • Feb 4th Pat Halcox, British trumpeter, dies at 82
  • Feb 4th Reg Presley, English rocker, dies from lung cancer at 71
  • Feb 5th Stuart Freeborn, English motion picture make-up artist, dies at 98
  • Feb 8th James DePreist, American conductor, dies at 76
  • Feb 9th Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-born American martial artist, dies at 99
  • Feb 10th W. Watts Biggers, American novelist and animator, dies at 85
  • Feb 10th Eugenio Trias, Spanish philosopher, dies at 70
  • Feb 11th Rick Huxley, English guitarist, dies at 72
  • Feb 12th Hennadiy Udovenko, Ukranian politician and diplomat, dies at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 16th Tony Sheridan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies at 72

Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist Tony Sheridan
Singer-Songwriter and and Guitarist
Tony Sheridan
  • Feb 17th Richard Briers, English actor, dies from emphysema at 79
  • Feb 17th Mindy McCready, American country singer, commits suicide by gunshot at 37
  • Feb 18th Kevin Ayers, English rocker, dies at 68
  • Feb 18th Elspet Gray, Scottish actress, dies at 83
  • Feb 18th Damon Harris, American soul singer, dies from prostate cancer at 62
  • Feb 20th Antonio Roma, Argentinian footballer, dies at 80
  • Feb 22nd Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor and pianist dies aged 89
  • Feb 22nd Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Dutch speed skater, dies at 74
  • Feb 25th Charles Koop, American pediatric surgeon and health administrator, dies at 96
  • Feb 27th Stephane Hessel, German-born French diplomat, dies at 95
  • Feb 27th Van Cliburn, American pianist, dies at 78
  • Feb 28th Bruce Reynolds, English criminal, dies at 81
  • Mar 1st Bonnie Franklin, American actress, dies from pancreatic cancer at 69
  • Mar 3rd Bobby Rogers, American vocalist, dies from complications from diabetes at 73
  • Mar 4th Fran Warren, American singer, dies at 87

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 5th Hugo Chávez, President of Venezuela, dies from respiratory failure at 58

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • Mar 6th Sabine Bischoff, German fencer, dies at 54
  • Mar 6th Stompin' Tom Connors, Canadian country artist, dies from natural causes at 77
  • Mar 6th Alvin Lee, English rocker, dies from complications from surgery at 68
  • Mar 7th Peter Banks, English rocker, dies at 65
  • Mar 7th Kevin Ball, English Jazz musician, dies from pneumonia at 82
  • Mar 7th Claude King, American musician, dies at 90
  • Mar 7th Kenny Ball, English jazz musician, dies at 82
  • Mar 12th Clive Burr, English drummer, dies from complications from multiple sclerosis at 56
  • Mar 13th Ducky Detweiler, American MLB player, dies at 94
  • Mar 13th Malachi Throne, American actor, dies at 84
  • Mar 14th Jack Greene, American country artist, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • Mar 14th Mirja Hietamies, Finnish skier, dies at 82
  • Mar 15th Booth Gardner, American politician, dies from Parkinson's disease at 76
  • Mar 16th Bobby Smith, American R&B singer, dies from complications of influenza and pneumonia at 76
  • Mar 18th Muhammad Mahmood Alam, Pakistani general and fighter ace, dies at 77
  • Mar 19th Harry Reems, American actor, dies from pancreatic cancer at 65
  • Mar 20th James Herbert, British horror writer, dies at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 21st Chinua Achebe, Nigerian poet and novelist, dies at 82

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe
Novelist and Poet
Chinua Achebe
  • Mar 22nd Pietro Mennea, Italian sprinter, dies from cancer at 60
  • Mar 23rd David Bond, British sailor, dies at 90
  • Mar 23rd Virgil Trucks, American MLB pitcher, dies at 95
  • Mar 25th Lou Sleater, American MLB pitcher, dies from lung disease at 86
  • Mar 25th Anthony Lewis, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize 195,1963) & author, dies from kidney and heart failure at 85
  • Mar 26th Tom Boerwinkle, American NBA player, dies at 67
  • Mar 26th Don Payne, American television and screen writer, dies from bone cancer at 48
  • Mar 26th Yury Rudov, Soviet fencer, dies at 82
  • Mar 27th Hjalmar Andersen, Norwegian speed skater, dies from trauma due to a fall at 90
  • Mar 28th Richard Griffiths, British actor, dies from complications from heart surgery at 65
  • Mar 28th Soraya Jiménez, Mexican weightlifter, dies from a heart attack at 70
  • Mar 30th Phil Ramone, South-African born American music producer, dies from an aortic aneurysm at 79
  • Mar 30th Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher, dies from liver cancer at 82