2006 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 151

  • Jan 1 Sydney, Australia swelters through its hottest New Years Day on record. The thermometre peaked at 45 degrees celsius, sparking bushfires and power outages.
  • Jan 4 Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of Israel suffers a second, apparently more serious stroke. His authority is transferred to acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
  • Jan 8 A magnitude 6.9 earthquake with its epicenter just off the Greek island of Kythira hits much of the country and is felt throughout the entire eastern Mediterranean Sea.
  • Jan 12 A stampede during the Stoning the Devil ritual on the last day at the Hajj in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills at least 362 Muslim pilgrims.
  • Jan 12 Turkey releases Mehmet Ali Ağca from jail after he served 25 years for shooting Pope John Paul II.
  • Jan 12 The French warship Clemenceau reaches Egypt and is barred access to the Suez Canal. Greenpeace activists board the ship.
  • Jan 12 The foreign ministers of the United Kingdom, France, and Germany declare that negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have reached a dead end and recommend that Iran be referred to the United Nations Security Council.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

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

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Jan 31 Alan Greenspan retires as Chairman of the Federal Reserve

US Fed Chairman & Economist Alan Greenspan
US Fed Chairman & Economist
Alan Greenspan
  • Feb 4 A stampede occurs in the ULTRA Stadium near Manila killing 71.
  • Feb 9 56th Berlin International Film Festival: "Grbavica" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 12 A powerful winter storm blankets the Northeastern United States dumping 1 to 2 feet of snow from Washington, D.C. up to Boston, Massachusetts. The storm dumped a record 26.9 inches of snow in New York City.
  • Feb 16 The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.
  • Feb 17 A massive mudslide occurs in Southern Leyte, Philippines; the official death toll is set at 1,126.
  • Feb 19 48th Daytona 500: Jimmie Johnson wins (142.667 MPH)
  • Feb 22 At least six men stage Britain's biggest robbery ever, stealing £53m (about $92.5 million or 78€ million) from a Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.
  • Feb 23 Dubai Ports World agrees to postpone its plans to take over management of six U.S. ports after the proposal ignited harsh bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill.

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

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
  • Mar 1 Tarja Halonen is inaugurated as President of Finland for the second and last time.
  • Mar 1 English-language Wikipedia reaches its one millionth article, Jordanhill railway station.
  • Mar 4 Final contact attempt with Pioneer 10 by the Deep Space Network. No response received.
  • Mar 6 South Dakota Governor Mike Rounds signs a bill into legislation that would ban most abortions in the state.
  • Mar 9 Liquid water is discovered on Enceladus, the sixth largest moon of Saturn.
  • Mar 10 The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter arrives at Mars.
  • Mar 10 Mass unrest by the PCC started in São Paulo (the biggest city in Brazil) which would eventually kill more than 152 people.

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

President of Chile Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile
Michelle Bachelet
  • Mar 15 18th Commonwealth Games open in Melbourne, Australia
  • Mar 16 The United Nations General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to establish the UN Human Rights Council.

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

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

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

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • Mar 25 Capitol Hill massacre: A gunman kills six people before taking his own life at a party in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood.
  • Mar 25 Protesters demanding a re-election in Belarus following the rigged Belarusian presidential election, 2006 clash with riot police. Opposition leader Aleksander Kozulin is among several protesters arrested.
  • Mar 26 In Scotland the prohibition of smoking in all substantially enclosed public places comes into force.
  • Mar 26 The military junta ruling Burma officially named Naypyidaw, a new city in Mandalay Division, as the new capital. Yangon had formerly been the nation's capital.
  • Mar 26 18th Commonwealth Games close in Melbourne, Australia
  • Mar 27 The United Nations Commission on Human Rights holds its final meeting.
  • Mar 28 At least 1 million union members, students and unemployed take to the streets in France in protest at the government's proposed First Employment Contract law.
  • Mar 30 Marcos Pontes is the first Brazilian astronaut in space.
  • Mar 30 UK Terrorism Act 2006 becomes law.
  • Apr 1 The Serious Organised Crime Agency, dubbed the 'British FBI', is created in the United Kingdom.
  • Apr 2 Over 60 tornadoes break out, hardest hit is Tennessee with 29 people killed.
  • Apr 6 NZSL (New Zealand sign language) is made an official language of New Zealand
  • Apr 8 Shedden massacre: The bodies of eight men, all shot to death, are found in a field in Ontario, Canada. The murders are soon linked to the Bandidos motorcycle gang.
  • Apr 10 Hundreds of thousands protest H.R. 4437 (aka the "Sensenbrenner Bill") in the United States.

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

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • Apr 13 Powerful tornadoes rip through Iowa City, Iowa.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 18 The post Loktantra Andolan government passes a landmark bill curtailing the power of the monarchy and making Nepal a secular country.
  • 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 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 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
  • 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.

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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 11 60th Tony Awards: Jersey Boys & The History Boys win

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 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 21 Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix & Hydra.
  • Jun 28 The Republic of Montenegro was admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution 60/264.

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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.
  • 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 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 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.

Birthdays in History

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

Weddings in History

  • Jan 28 A bright-eyed 18-month-old from Midland, Texas, who fall into abandoned well Jessica McClure (19) weds Daniel Morales (32) in the Greenwood Church of Christ near Midland
  • Feb 3 "The Science Guy" Bill Nye (50) weds author/oboist Blair Tindall at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • Mar 17 Publicist Lizzie Grubman (35) weds Chris Stern in New York
  • Apr 1 Miss Costa Rica 2001 Piarella Peralta weds Dutch banker Tiemo Wesseling at Iglesia de Orosi in the Cartago province of Costa Rica
  • Apr 1 Miss Puerto Rico 2003 Joyceline Montero weds architect Hansell Bajuelo at la Iglesia de la Misericordia in Guaynabo City
  • Apr 15 Miss Nigeria 2002 Sylvia Ansa Edem weds businessman Chris Emecheta at the Recreation Park, Victoria Garden City, Lekki Lagos
  • May 13 British football star player Gary O'Neil (22) weds Donna Guerin in Highclere Castle, Hampshire
  • May 19 "Liverpool" goalkeeper Pepe Reina (23) weds Yolanda Ruiz in Cordoba, Spain
  • May 27 "The Lineup" anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle (37) weds "Idesign" host Eric Villency at the 5-star Sandy Lane Resort in St. James, Barbados

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Crime Drama Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama Producer
Dick Wolf
  • Jul 6 "National Treasure" director Jon Turteltaub (42) weds co-founder of Creative Visions Foundation Amy Eldon at Saddlerock Ranch and Vineyard in Malibu, California
  • Jul 7 Three-time "Survivor" contestant Stephanie LaGrossa (26) weds Michael Ward in Seaside Heights, New Jersey
  • Jul 17 "Wheel of Fortune" Original host Chuck Woolery (65) weds Kim Barnes at The Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas
  • Aug 4 Former Miss Ireland Andrea Roche (30) weds PJ Mansfield at Church of The Nativity of the Blessed Mary in Saggart Village, Dublin

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Investor Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett
  • 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 29 Prince Louis of Luxembourg (20) weds Tessy Antony (26) at a parish church in Gilsdorf, Luxembourg
  • Oct 20 "Liberty X" member Michelle Heaton (27) weds Pop Idol's Andy Scott-Lee (26) in Hertfordshire, England
  • 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

Deaths in History

Deaths 1 - 100 of 313

  • Jan 1 Harry Magdoff, American magazine editor (b. 1913)
  • Jan 1 Hugh McLaughlin, Irish publisher and inventor (b. 1918)
  • Jan 1 Dawn Lake, Australian TV comedienne (b. 1927)
  • Jan 2 Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, first female Philippine Supreme Court Justice (b. 1913)
  • Jan 3 Bill Skate, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea (b. 1954)
  • Jan 4 Irving Layton, Canadian poet (b. 1912)
  • Jan 4 Robert Howard White, Mayor of Papatoetoe, New Zealand (b. 1914)
  • Jan 4 Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai (b. 1946)
  • Jan 5 Lord Merlyn-Rees, British politician (b. 1920)
  • Jan 6 Hugh Thompson, Jr., decorated Vietnam War helicopter pilot (b. 1943)
  • Jan 7 Heinrich Harrer, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1912)
  • Jan 8 Tony Banks, British politician (b. 1943)
  • Jan 11 Markus Löffel (Mark Spoon), German DJ (b. 1966)
  • Jan 11 Nixzmary Brown, American child abuse victim (b. 1998)
  • Jan 14 Henri Colpi, French film editor and director (b. 1921)
  • Jan 14 Jim Gary, American sculptor (b. 1939)
  • Jan 15 Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1926)
  • Jan 16 Stanley Biber, American physician, pioneer of transgender surgery, (b. 1923)
  • Jan 17 Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer (b. 1930)
  • Jan 17 Pierre Grondin, French Canadian cardiac surgeon (b. 1925)
  • Jan 18 Jan Twardowski, Polish poet (b. 1915)
  • Jan 19 Aoun Al-Sharif Qasim, Sudanese writer and Islamic scholar (b. 1933)
  • Jan 21 Ibrahim Rugova, President of Kosovo (b. 1944)
  • Jan 21 Bedanand Jha, Nepalese politician
  • Jan 23 Chris McKinstry, Canadian scientist (b. 1967)
  • Jan 24 Schafik Handal, Salvadoran politician
  • Jan 26 Khan Abdul Wali Khan, Pakistani opposition leader and Pashtun nationalist (b. 1917)
  • Jan 26 Carol Lambrino, son of Carol II of Romania and Zizi Lambrino (b. 1920)
  • Jan 27 Johannes Rau, 8th President of Germany (b. 1931)
  • Jan 27 Jean-Christophe Lafaille, French mountaineer (disappeared) (b. 1965)
  • Jan 28 Yitzchak Kaduri, rabbi (b. around 1900)
  • Jan 30 Coretta Scott King, American activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr. (b. 1927)
  • Feb 1 Bryce Harland, New Zealand diplomat (b. 1931)

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

  • Feb 4 Myron Waldman, American animator (b. 1908)
  • Feb 7 Princess Hadice Hayriye Ayshe Dürrühsehvar (b. 1914)
  • Feb 9 Freddie Laker, British airline entrepreneur (b. 1922)

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Feb 11 Peter Benchley, American author, dies at 65

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • Feb 13 Peter Frederick Strawson, British philosopher (b. 1919)
  • Feb 20 Lucjan Wolanowski, Polish journalist, writer and traveller (b. 1920)
  • Feb 22 Hilde Domin [Hilde Palm], German writer and poet, dies at 96
  • Feb 24 Octavia Butler, American author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow (b. 1947)
  • Feb 24 Denis Twitchett, Cambridge scholar, and Chinese historian (b. 1925)
  • Feb 27 Otis Chandler, American newspaper publisher (b. 1927)
  • Feb 27 Robert Lee Scott, Jr., U.S. General, Flying Tiger, and author (b. 1908)
  • Feb 28 Owen Chamberlain, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1920)
  • Mar 1 Harry Browne, American politician and author (b. 1933)
  • Mar 3 Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet (b. 1923)
  • 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)

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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 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)

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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 Robert C. Baker, Inventor of the chicken nugget (b. 1921)
  • Mar 13 Peter Tomarken, American game show host (Press Your Luck) (b. 1942)
  • 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 16 David Feintuch, American sci-fi author (b. 1944)
  • Mar 17 Oleg Cassini, American fashion designer (b. 1913)
  • Mar 18 Bill Beutel, American journalist (b. 1930)
  • 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 26 Anil Biswas, Indian politician (b. 1944)
  • 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 29 Salvador Elizondo, Mexican writer (b. 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 6 Francis L. Kellogg, U.S. diplomat and prominent socialite (b. 1917)
  • Apr 8 Gerard Reve, Dutch writer (b. 1923)
  • Apr 12 Puggy Pearson, American poker player (b. 1929)

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Apr 13 Muriel Spark, Scottish author, dies at 88

Author Muriel Spark
Muriel Spark
  • Apr 14 Mahmut Bakalli, Kosovo politician (b. 1936)
  • 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 23 Johnnie Checketts, New Zealand fighter pilot (b. 1912)
  • Apr 24 Moshe Teitelbaum, Hassidic rabbi (b. 1914)
  • Apr 25 Jane Jacobs, American-born Canadian urbanist (b. 1916)
  • Apr 27 Julia Thorne, ex-wife of John Kerry (b. 1944)

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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