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2013 in History

Events in History

Events 1 - 100 of 609

  • Jan 1 13 FARC members are killed by an airstrike by the Colombian military
  • Jan 1 13 Boko Harem members are killed by Nigeria’s military in Maiduguri
  • Jan 1 60 people are killed and 200 are injured after a stampede following New Year celebrations
  • Jan 1 18 people are killed and 16 wounded after a bus and mini-bus collision in Thiès, Senegal
  • Jan 1 10 people are killed and 120 are injured in a stampede in Luanda, Angola
  • Jan 1 US bi-partisan deal temporarily avoids the fiscal cliff
  • Jan 3 27 Shiite pilgrims are killed and 60 are injured by a suicide bombing in Musayyib, Iraq
  • Jan 4 9 people are killed by a car bomb in Damascus, Syria
  • Jan 4 8 people are killed by a gunman in Kawit, the Philippines
  • Jan 4 6 people are killed a 2 are seriously injured after a snowmobile veers off a ski slope on Mt Cermis, Italy
  • Jan 4 3 people are killed after a Beechcraft BE35 crashes into a house in Florida
  • Jan 6 10 people are killed by a US drone attack in South Waziristan, Pakistan
  • Jan 8 130 wildfires across Australia’s east coast force thousands to evacuate their homes
  • Jan 8 2,130 prisoners held by the Syrian government are exchanged for 48 Iranians kidnapped by Syrian rebels
  • Jan 10 81 people are killed and 120 are wounded by a twin bombing in Quetta, Pakistan
  • Jan 11 46 people are killed and 12 are missing after a landslide buries a village in the Yunnan province, China

  • Jan 11 29 people are killed and 12 are injured after a bus veers off a mountain road in Doti, Nepal
  • Jan 12 A failed attempt to rescue a French hostage in Bulo Marer, Somalia, results in 18 deaths
  • Jan 12 Beijing’s level of air pollution is declared to be at levels that are hazardous to human health
  • Jan 15 83 people are killed and 150 are injured in a rocket attack on Aleppo University, Syria
  • Jan 15 19 Egyptian Army recruits are killed and 120 are injured in a train accident in Giza
  • Jan 16 24 people die after three car bombs exploded in Idlib Governorate, Syria
  • Jan 16 A four day occupation of an Algerian BP facility by Amenas militants begins, killing 48 hostages
  • Jan 16 25 people are killed after an apartment block collapses in Alexandria, Egypt
  • Jan 17 106 people are massacred by Syrian army forces in Homs
  • Jan 17 33 people are killed by a series of bombs across Iraq
  • Jan 17 4 people are killed and over 2,000 are evacuated after a massive flood hits Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Jan 17 8 people are killed in a plane crash in Chiapas, Mexico
  • Jan 17 Japan unveils plans to build the world’s largest wind farm near the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

AgreementContract of Interest

Jan 18 Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin is indicted on corruption charges stemming from post-Hurricane Katrina business contracts and bribes

Mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin
Mayor of New Orleans
Ray Nagin
  • Jan 19 Four climbers are killed by an avalanche in Glen Coe, Scotland
  • Jan 19 Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover
  • Jan 20 Austria votes to maintain compulsory military service in a referendum
  • Jan 21 30 people are killed in a car bombing in Salamiyeh, Syria
  • Jan 21 41 people are injured after two trains collide in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 21 18 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus falls down a ravine in Yungas, Bolivia

  • Jan 21 1 person is killed and 15 are injured by a magnitude 5.9 earthquake in Indonesia
  • Jan 21 Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Netherlands’ Minister of Finance, becomes the President of the Euro Group
  • Jan 22 A series of Baghdad car bombings kill 17 people
  • Jan 22 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 23 23 people are killed in a mosque suicide bombing in Tuz Khormato, Iraq
  • Jan 23 18 people are killed in a market shooting in Damboa, Nigeria
  • Jan 23 US armed forces overturns 1994 ban on women serving in combat
  • Jan 24 17 people are killed and 34 are injured in a bus crash in Taperas, Bolivia
  • Jan 24 A Japanese Coast guard ship engages a Taiwanese activist ship in the Senkaku Islands dispute
  • Jan 24 Russian police kill 13 rebels in Vedeno District, Chechnya
  • Jan 25 8 people are killed by 2 car bombs in Golan Heights, Syria
  • Jan 25 Islamist forces are driven out of Hombori by the Malian army
  • Jan 25 6 civilians and 1 police officer are shot dead and 456 people are injured during a nationwide protest against Egypt’s 2011 revolution
  • Jan 25 50 people are killed and 90 are injured in a prison riot in Barquisimeto, Venezuela
  • Jan 25 Tropical cyclone Oswald makes landfall in Queensland, Australia, causing mass flooding
  • Jan 25 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 26 30 people are killed during a violent protest in Port Said, Egypt
  • Jan 26 10 people are killed and 20 are injured by a suicide bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan
  • Jan 26 The United States Sentencing Commission is hacked by Anonymous in response to the suicide of Aaron Swartz
  • Jan 26 Miloš Zeman wins the Czech Republic’s presidential election
  • Jan 27 20 police officers have been killed in a series of bomb attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan
  • Jan 27 In Port Said, Egypt, protests result in 7 people being killed and 630 are injured
  • Jan 27 11 people are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crashes down a ravine in Serta, Portugal
  • Jan 28 10 people are killed and 11 are injured in after a freight train collides with a bus in Heihe City, China
  • Jan 28 Iran’s Pishgam rocket successfully completes a return trip of sending a monkey into space
  • Jan 28 20 people are killed after a Bombardier CRJ200 airliner crashes outside Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Jan 30 South Korea successfully launches its rocket Naro-1 which was carrying a scientific satellite
  • Jan 31 300 people are injured in a train collision in Pretoria, South Africa
  • Jan 31 36 people are killed and 126 are injured in an explosion at Torre Ejecutiva Pemex, Mexico

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Feb 1 John Kerry succeeds Hillary Clinton as US Secretary of State

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry
US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • Feb 1 The Nigerian Army bombs a Boko Haram camp, killing 18 people
  • Feb 1 21 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a market suicide bombing in Hangu, Pakistan
  • Feb 1 26 people are killed after a fireworks truck explodes and causes a highway to collapse in Henan, China
  • Feb 1 Zenit-3SL, a Ukrainian-Russian carrier rocket, fails 40 seconds after liftoff and crashes into the Pacific Ocean
  • Feb 2 23 people are killed and 8 are injured after militants attacked an army base in the Lakki Marwat District, Pakistan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 2 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 2 18 people are killed and 34 are injured after a bus catches fire after falling down a ravine in Gansu province, China
  • Feb 3 33 people are killed by a suicide bombing by an explosive-packed truck in Kirkuk, Iraq
  • Feb 4 20 people are killed after an apartment building was struck by a rocket in Aleppo, Syria
  • Feb 4 22 people are killed and 44 are injured after a suicide bombing in Taji, Iraq
  • Feb 4 8 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus collides with two vehicles and flips in Yucaipa, California
  • Feb 4 22 people are killed and 24 are injured after a bus and a truck collide in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
  • Feb 4 Paris, France annuls 213 year old law banning women from wearing trousers
  • Feb 5 UK House of Commons votes in favour of same-sex marriage
  • Feb 5 The US Postal Service announces the cessation of Saturday first-class mail delivery from August 2013
  • Feb 6 A magnitude 8.0 earthquake occurs off the Solomon Islands coast causing the death of nine people
  • Feb 7 Eugène Delacroix's painting "Liberty Leading the People" is vandalized at the Louvre-Lens museum, Northern France
  • Feb 7 Azerbaijan launches its first satellite, Azerspace-1
  • Feb 8 29 people are killed and 69 are injured in a series of Iraq bombings
  • Feb 8 16 people are killed and 27 are wounded by a market bombing in Kalaya, Pakistan
  • Feb 8 100, 000 people march to demand justice for the atrocities of the Bangladesh Liberation War in Dhaka
  • Feb 8 A massive blizzard begins in the US and Canada that resulted in 15 deaths, 5,300 cancelled flights, and loss of power for 900,000 people
  • Feb 9 5 people are killed after Cessna plane crashes on a Brussels runway
  • Feb 10 36 people are killed and 39 are injured in a stampede at a train station in Allahabad, India
  • Feb 10 5 people are killed by a falling lifeboat from the cruise ship Thomson Majesty in the Canary islands
  • Feb 10 Nigeria defeat Burkina Faso 1-0 to win the football 2013 Africa Cup of Nations
  • Feb 11 18 coal miners are killed in an explosion in the Komi region, Russia

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Feb 11 Pope Benedict XVI announces his resignation from February 28, the first pope to resign since 1415

265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • Feb 12 North Korea allegedly conducts its third nuclear test, saying it was a nuclear device that could be weaponized
  • Feb 13 16 Muslim insurgents are killed in an attack on a Narathiwat military base, Thailand
  • Feb 13 10 civilians, including 3 children, are killed by a NATO airstrike in the Kunar Province, Afghanistan
  • Feb 13 Sir Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England, says he believes "a recovery is in sight" after fears raised about a triple dip recession
  • Feb 14 A suicide bombing kills 4 police officer and injures 5 in Dagestan
  • Feb 14 Oscar Pistorius, a South African amputee sprinter, is charged with the murder of Reeva Steenkamp

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 22 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

Weddings in History

  • Jan 19 "Big Brother" Daniele Donato (26) weds Dominic Briones at the Newland House Museum in Huntington Beach, California
  • Feb 14 Wedding planner to the stars Preston Bailey (63) weds Theo Bleckmann (47) at Empire State Building
  • Feb 16 "Devious Maids" actress Dania Ramirez (33) weds director Bev Land on the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Mar 30 ER actor Mekhi Phifer (38) weds long time girlfriend Reshelet Barnes at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
  • Apr 20 "Hart of Dixie" actor Scott Porter (33) weds Kelsey Mayfield in Austin, Texas
  • May 19 Former Armor for Sleep frontman Ben Jorgensen (29) weds actress Katrina Bowden (24) at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden in NYC, New York
  • Jun 1 "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 7 "Client List" actress Alicia Lagano (34) weds manager Hector Rendon at the Malibu Lake Mountain Club in Agoura Hills, California
  • Jun 8 Celebrity chef Curtis Stone (37) weds actress Lindsay Price (36) at a private villa in Mallorca, Spain
  • Jun 8 Princess Madeleine of Sweden (30) weds banker Christopher O'Neill at The Royal Palace Church in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jun 14 90210 actor Matt Lanter (30) weds longtime girlfriend Angela Stacy at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California
  • Jun 15 "Hart of Dixie" actor Cress Williams (42) weds girlfriend Kristen Torrianni in Texas
  • Jun 21 Actor Peter Scolari (57) weds broadway actress Tracy Shayne in NYC, New York
  • Jun 22 Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland (45) weds photographer Jamie Wachtel in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 28 Writer Josh Kilmer-Purcell (43) weds physician Brent Ridge in Sharon Springs, New York
  • Jul 2 Actor John Barrowman (46) weds longtime boyfriend Scott Gill in California
  • Jul 20 "Modern Family" actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson (37) weds lawyer Justin Mikita in NYC, New York
  • Jul 26 Goo Goo Dolls frontman John Rzeznik (47) weds Melina Gallo at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California
  • Aug 31 "Blue Crush" actress Kate Bosworth (30) weds director Michael Polish (42) in Philipsburg, Montana

LoveWedding of Interest

Sep 21 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

Investor and Political Activist George Soros
Investor and Political Activist
George Soros
  • Oct 12 Actor Ben Feldman (33) weds longtime girlfriend Michelle Mulitz at Smokey Glen Farm in Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Oct 12 "30 Rock" actor Keith Powell weds visual artist Jill Knox at Tribeca Rooftop in NYC, New York
  • Oct 19 Actress Danielle Fishel (32) weds Tim Belusko in Los Angeles
  • Oct 20 Actor Rider Strong (33) weds actress Alexandra Barreto (31) in Oregon
  • Oct 26 Actress Christina Ricci (33) weds dolly grip James Heerdegen in Manhattan, New York
  • Nov 2 'N Sync founding member Chris Kirkpatrick (42) weds his girlfriend Karly Skladany in Orlando, Florida
  • Nov 2 "Smash" actress Megan Hilty (32) weds Brian Gallagher at a chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Dec 22 Actress Lacey Chabert (31) weds longtime boyfriend David Nehdar in Los Angeles, California

Divorces in History

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 20 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

Deaths in History

  • Jan 2 Margaret A. Brewer, American soldier & first female general officer in US Marine Corps, dies at 82
  • Jan 4 Yevgeny Pepelyaev, Soviet fighter pilot, dies at 94
  • Jan 5 Bruce McCarty, American architect, dies at 92
  • Jan 7 Fred L. Turner, American businessman (CEO of McDonalds, 1977-2004), dies from complications of pneumonia at 80
  • Jan 8 Kenojuak Ashevak, Canadian Inuit artist, dies from lung cancer at 85
  • Jan 8 Jeanne Manford, American gay rights activist, dies at 92
  • Jan 9 James M. Buchanan, American economist (Nobel Memorial 1986), dies at 93
  • Jan 10 Evan Connell, American author, dies at 88
  • Jan 11 Aaron H. Swartz, American computer programmer, dies from an apparent suicide at 26
  • Jan 11 Lars Werner, Swedish communist leader, dies at 77
  • Jan 15 Jennings Michael Burch, American writer (They Cage the Animals at Night), dies at 71
  • Jan 16 Abigail Van Buren [Pauline Phillips], American columnist and radio show host known for "Dear Abby" advice column, twin sister of fellow advice columnist Ann Landers (Eppie Lederer), dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 94
  • Jan 21 Alden Winship Clausen, American banker (President of World Bank), dies at 89
  • Jan 22 Ellen Blazer [Esther Clara Blazer], Dutch TV director (Sonja), dies at 81
  • Jan 26 Hiroshi Nakajima, Japanese doctor, dies at 84
  • Jan 29 Frank Hahn, British economist, dies at 87

Person of interestEd Koch

Feb 1 Ed Koch, American congressman and New York City Mayor (1977-89), dies of heart failure at 88

Congressman and NYC Mayor Ed Koch
Congressman and NYC Mayor
Ed Koch
  • Feb 2 Chris Kyle, American sniper, is shot at 38
  • Feb 3 Cardiss Collins, American politician (first African-American woman to represent the Midwest in Congress), dies at 81
  • Feb 4 Theresia van der Pant, Dutch sculptor, dies at 88
  • Feb 5 Stuart Freeborn, English motion picture make-up artist, dies at 98
  • Feb 9 Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-born American martial artist, dies at 99
  • Feb 10 Eugenio Trias, Spanish philosopher, dies at 70
  • Feb 12 Hennadiy Udovenko, Ukrainian politician and diplomat (UN General Assembly President, 1997-98), dies at 81
  • Feb 19 Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist (Nobel 1996), dies at 75
  • Feb 25 C Everett Koop, American pediatric surgeon, health administrator and 13th US Surgeon General (1982-89), dies at 96
  • Feb 27 Stephane Hessel, German-born French diplomat, dies at 95
  • Feb 28 Bruce Reynolds, English criminal, dies at 81
  • Feb 28 Donald A. Glaser, American physicist (Nobel 1960), dies at 86

Person of interestHugo Chávez

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

President of Venezuela Hugo Chávez
President of Venezuela
Hugo Chávez
  • Mar 7 Elmar Tampõld, Estonian-Canadian architect, dies at 92
  • Mar 14 Mirja Hietamies, Finnish skier, dies at 82
  • Mar 15 Booth Gardner, American politician, dies from Parkinson's disease at 76
  • Mar 17 Jan van Houwelingen, Dutch politician (Undersecretary of Defense (CDA), dies at 73
  • Mar 18 Muhammad Mahmood Alam, Pakistani general and fighter ace, dies at 77
  • Mar 20 James Herbert, British horror writer, dies at 69

Person of interestChinua Achebe

Mar 21 Chinua Achebe, Nigerian poet and novelist (Things Fall Apart), dies at 82

Novelist and Poet Chinua Achebe
Novelist and Poet
Chinua Achebe
  • Mar 22 Aya Zikken, Dutch author (Atlasvlinder, Rameh), dies at 93
  • Mar 23 David Bond, British sailor, dies at 90
  • Mar 24 Barbara Anderson, New Zealand author, dies at 86
  • Mar 25 Anthony Lewis, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize 195,1963) & author, dies from kidney and heart failure at 85
  • Mar 26 Yury Rudov, Soviet fencer, dies at 82
  • Apr 4 Carmine Infantino, American comic book artist, dies at 87
  • Apr 7 John St Aubyn, 4th Baron St Levan, English peer (St Michael's Mount), dies at 94
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • Apr 9 David Hayes, American sculptor, dies from leukemia at 82
  • Apr 9 Zao Wou-Ki, Chinese French painter (Juin-Octobre 1985), dies at 93
  • Apr 10 Robert Edwards, British physiologist, IVF pioneer, and Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Apr 10 Raymond Boudon, French sociologist, dies at 79
  • Apr 11 Hilary Koprowski, Polish virologist and immunologist, dies at 96
  • Apr 14 Dennis Moran, American computer hacker, dies from overdose at 30
  • Apr 15 Sal Castro, Mexican-American activist, dies from thyroid cancer at 79
  • Apr 19 Patrick Garland, British director (Doll House), dies at 78
  • Apr 19 François Jacob, French biologist and bacteriologist (Nobel 1965), dies at 92
  • Apr 20 Howard Phillips, American politician, dies from dementia and Alzheimer's disease at 72
  • Apr 20 Struther Arnott, Scottish molecular biologist and chemist (cancer research), dies at 78
  • Apr 21 Leopold Engleitner, Austrian Holocaust survivor, dies at 107

Person of interestShakuntala Devi

Apr 21 Shakuntala Devi, Indian writer and mental calculator known as the "Human Computer", stops calculating at 83 due to complications from severe respiratory problems

Writer and Mathematician Shakuntala Devi
Writer and Mathematician
Shakuntala Devi
  • Apr 23 Robert W. Edgar, American businessman and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 7th district), dies from a heart attack at 69
  • May 4 Christian de Duve, British cytologist and biochemist (Nobel 1974), dies from euthanasia at 95
  • May 4 Morgan Morgan-Giles, British Naval officer and politician, dies at 98
  • May 4 Otis Bowen, American politician, US Sec of Health & Human Services (1985-89), dies at 95
  • May 5 Sarah Kirsch, German poet, dies at 78
  • May 6 Giulio Andreotti, Italian Prime Minister, dies at 94
  • May 8 Taylor Mead, American writer, actor and performer (Factory, Taylor Mead's Ass), dies at 88
  • May 13 Joyce Brothers, American psychologist, dies from respiratory failure at 85
  • May 16 Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist (tunneling microscope-Nobel 1986), dies at 79
  • May 16 Bernard Waber, American children's book author, dies from kidney failure at 88
  • May 17 Jorge Rafael Videla, Argentinean dictator, dies from complications from a fall at 87
  • May 22 Fusilier Lee Rigby, British Army soldier, murdered near the Royal Artillery Barracks in London by two Islamic terrorists, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale
  • May 24 Michel Crozier, French sociologist, dies at 90
  • May 26 Jack Vance, American sci-fi author, dies at 96
  • May 31 Tim Samaras, American tornado chaser, dies from tornado injuries at 55
  • Jun 2 John Gilbert, British politician and Minister (Labour), dies at 86
  • Jun 3 Frank Lautenberg, American Politician, dies from complications from pneumonia at 89
  • Jun 5 Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Irish paramilitary and political leader of Sinn Féin, dies at 80
  • Jun 6 Jerome Karle, American chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 94
  • Jun 6 Tom Sharpe, British satirist and author, dies from complications from diabetes at 85
  • Jun 7 Pierre Mauroy, Prime Minister of France (1981-84), dies from lung cancer at 84
  • Jun 8 Paul Cellucci, American politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 65
  • Jun 8 John Boyd [Boyd Bradfield Upchurch], American sci-fi author (The Last Starship from Earth), dies at 93
  • Jun 9 Iain Banks, Scottish author, dies from gallbladder cancer at 59
  • Jun 10 Barbara Vucanovich, American politician, dies at 91
  • Jun 11 Robert Fogel, American economic historian (Nobel Prize 1993), dies at 86
  • Jun 15 Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist (Nobel 1982), dies from lymphoma at 77
  • Jun 19 Gyula Horn, Hungarian Prime Minister (1994-8), dies at 80
  • Jun 19 Glyn England, British electrical engineer and CEO (CEGB, Windcluster Ltd), dies at 92
  • Jun 24 Emilio Colombo, Italian Prime Minister (1970-72, dies at 93
  • Jun 26 Bert Stern, American photographer, dies at 83
  • Jul 1 William Gray III, American politician, dies from natural causes at 71
  • Jul 1 William H. Gray III, American politician (Rep-D-PA, 1978-1991), dies at 71
  • Jul 2 Arlan Stangeland, American politician, dies at 83

Person of interestDouglas Engelbart

Jul 2 Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist (computer mouse, Engelbart's Law), dies at 88

Computer Scientist Douglas Engelbart
Computer Scientist
Douglas Engelbart
  • Jul 2 Sef Imkamp, Dutch politician, dies at 88
  • Jul 2 Anthony Llewellyn, Welsh-American scientist and NASA astronaut, dies at 80
  • Jul 2 Fawzia Fuad, Egyptian princess who became Queen of Iran as the first wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, dies at 91
  • Jul 3 Radu Vasile, Prime Minister of Romania (1998-99), dies at 70
  • Jul 7 Donald J. Irwin, American politician (32nd Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut), dies from heart failure at 86
  • Jul 11 Eugene Wilkinson, American naval officer, dies at 94
  • Jul 11 Robert Crichton-Brown, Australian businessman and CEO (Rothmans International), dies at 93