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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 827

Jan 1st - 30 Something stars Ken Olin & Patricia Wettig meet, later they marry
Jan 1st - Clemson wins the Orange Bowl for college football championship
Jan 1st - Javier Perez de Cuellar becomes sec-gen of UN
Jan 1st - MTA launches a 5 year plan to upgrade the NYC subway system
Jan 1st - Pope John Paul II prays for an end to martial law in Poland
Jan 1st - TA launches 5 year capital program to overhaul NYC subway system
Jan 2nd - "Camelot" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 48 performances
Jan 2nd - 70th Australian Mens Tennis: Johan Kriek beats S Denton (62 76 67 64)
Jan 2nd - Islanders start 23 undefeated home streak (21-0-2) 14 straight wins
Jan 2nd - "The Epic in Miami", in 85 degree heat (Fahrenheit), the San Diego Chargers defeat the Miami Dolphins 41-38 in overtime in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, a game that set numerous playoff scoring records
Jan 4th - Bryant Gumbel became co-host of NBC's "Today Show"
Jan 4th - Chris Wallace becomes co-anchor of the Today Show
Jan 4th - Golden Gate Bridge closed for 3rd time by fierce storm
264th Pope John Paul II264th Pope John Paul II Jan 4th - ABC Direction Network (57 affiliates) & ABC Rock Network (40 affiliates) become the 5th & 6th ABC radio network
Jan 5th - Arkansas judge rules against obligatory teaching of creation
Jan 5th - Darryl Sittler, on advice from his doctor, leaves the Toronto Maple Leafs because of mental depression
Jan 7th - "Fame" premieres on NBC TV
Jan 7th - Islander's Bryan Trottier's 10th career hat trick
Jan 8th - AT&T agrees to divest itself of 22 Bell System companies
Jan 8th - Johnny Cash Parkway opens in Hendersonville Tennessee
Jan 8th - Justice Dept withdraws antitrust suit against IBM, pending since
Jan 9th - 5.9 earthquake in New England & Canada; 1st since 1855
Jan 9th - Steve D'Innocenzo scores 3 hockey goals in 12 sec in Mass HS game
Jan 10th - -17°F (27.2°C) in Braemar Grampian (equals UK record)
NHL Center Bryan TrottierNHL Center Bryan Trottier Jan 10th - "Freezer Bowl", Bengals beat Chargers in -59°F (-51°C) to win AFC championship
Jan 10th - Petra Schneider swims world record 1500 m freestyle (15:43.31)
Jan 10th - "The Catch" - iconic moment in NFL history - Dwight Clark makes a fingertip catch for a touchdown from Joe Montana with 58 seconds left (SF 49ers win the game and go on to win the Super Bowl)
Jan 10th - NBC premiere of the film about G. Gordon Liddy
Jan 10th - NBC's premiere of TV made "Will: G. Gordon Liddy", based on title Watergate conspirator, participant and convict
Jan 11th - Atlanta Ga's temperature goes below zero F
Jan 11th - Honduras adopts constitution
Jan 13th - Hank Aaron & Frank Robinson elected to Hall of Fame
Jan 13th - Air Florida 737 took off in a snowstorm, crashes into 14th St Bridge in Washington, DC, & falls into Potomac River, killing 78
Baseball Player Hank AaronBaseball Player Hank Aaron Jan 15th - "Forbidden Broadway" by/with Gerard Alessandrini premieres in NYC
Jan 15th - Mark Thatcher, son of UK prime minister Magaret Thatcher, makes his way home after 6 days missing in the Sahara
Jan 17th - "Cold Sunday" in the United States would see temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.
Jan 19th - Aust-WI one-day game that produced a Privy Council libel case
Jan 19th - Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Oklahoma, kills 6 kids & teacher
Jan 20th - 7 miners killed in an explosion in Craynor Ky
Jan 20th - Honduras constitution goes into effect
Jan 20th - Piet Dankert elected chairman of European Parliament
Jan 20th - Darryl Sittler is traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Philadelphia Flyers
Rock Vocalist Ozzy OsbourneRock Vocalist Ozzy Osbourne Jan 20th - Heavy metal musician Ozzy Osbourne bites the head off a bat on stage in Des Moines, Iowa
Jan 21st - "Little Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 36 performances
Jan 21st - NY Islanders begin then NHL record 15 game winning streak
Jan 22nd - 75% of North America is covered by snow
Jan 23rd - Urbe Blanca (cow) produces record 110 kg of milk, Cuba (approx date)
Jan 23rd - World Airways DC-10 skids at Boston Logan Airport killing 2
Jan 24th - Super Bowl XVI: SF 49ers beat Cin Bengals, 26-21 in Pontiac Michigan, MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB
Jan 25th - 9th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogers win
Jan 26th - Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38, 5 within 2:37 vs Penguins
Jan 26th - Mauno Koivisto elected president of Finland
Jan 26th - For the first time since the 1930s, the unemployed population in UK rises above three million
Country Singer Kenny RogersCountry Singer Kenny Rogers Jan 27th - "Joseph & the Amazing Dreamcoat" opens at Royale NYC for 747 perfs
Jan 27th - Mauno Koivisto installed as president of Finland
Jan 27th - Phila trades Larry Bowa & Ryne Sandberg to Cubs for Ivan DeJesus
Jan 27th - Roberto S Cordova installed as president of Honduras
Jan 27th - West Indies beat Australia 3-1 to win World Series Cup
Jan 28th - US Gen Dozier freed from Red Brigade of Padua Italy
Jan 28th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Jan 28th - Italian police rescue, James Dozier, a US Brigadier General, held hostage by the Red Brigade for 6 weeks
Jan 29th - Old Dominion ends Louisiana Tech's women's basketball rec 54-game win streak
Jan 29th - Wayne Garland, baseball 1st millionaire free agent, waived by Indians
Jan 30th - US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners
Jan 30th - Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".
Jan 31st - 10 Arabian oryx (extinct except in zoos) released in Oman
Jan 31st - 12th AFC-NFC pro bowl, AFC wins 16-13
Jan 31st - 32nd NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 120-118 at New Jersey
Jan 31st - Gustafson skates world record 10 km (14:26.59)
Jan 31st - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
Jan 31st - NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 16-13
Jan 31st - US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton
Comedian and Television Host David LettermanComedian and Television Host David Letterman Feb 1st - "Late Night With David Letterman" debuts on NBC-TV, Bill Murray is first guest
Feb 1st - Senegal & Gambia form loose confederation (Senegambia)
Feb 2nd - Government troops and Muslim fundamentalists battle in Hamah, Syria
Feb 3rd - Columbia Shuttle moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-3 mission
Feb 3rd - Greatest helicopter lift, 56,888 kg, Podmoscovnoe, USSR
Feb 3rd - John Sharples of England finishes 371 hours of disco dancing
Feb 3rd - Porn star John Holmes ordered to stand trial for murder
Feb 4th - "Pump Boys & Dinettes" opens at Princess Theater NYC for 573 perfs
Feb 4th - Indoor distance record for a paper airplane (47m) Tacoma Wash
Feb 4th - Musical "Pump Boys & Dinettes" premieres in NYC
Feb 4th - Suriname premier Chin A Sen flees
Feb 5th - Chin A Sen ends term as president of Suriname
Feb 5th - DEA announces seizure of 3,192 tons of marijuana, 495 people
Feb 5th - British airline Laker Airways collapses owing 270M pounds ($351M)
Feb 5th - Suriname pres Chin A Sen resigns & flees to Neth
Feb 6th - "Centerfold" by J Geils Band hit #1 on pop chart
Feb 7th - Joanne Carner wins LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic
Feb 7th - Luis A Monge elected pres of Costa Rica
Feb 8th - Dodgers trade Davey Lopes to A's breaking up the longest-playing infield (Cey-Russell-Lopes-Garvey)
Feb 9th - 34th NHL All-Star Game: Wales beat Campbell 4-2 at Washington
Feb 10th - 28 skiers perform backflips while holding hands, Bromont, Quebec
Feb 11th - Ozzie Smith for Garry Templeton trade finally goes through
Feb 12th - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
Ice Hockey Great Wayne GretzkyIce Hockey Great Wayne Gretzky Feb 12th - Wayne Gretzky scores 153rd point of season, breaking NHL record
Feb 13th - Dark Side of the Moon is in charts for 402nd week
Feb 13th - Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against Flyers
Feb 14th - "Night of 100 Stars" takes place at NY's Radio City Music Hall
Feb 14th - Hollis Stacy wins LPGA S&H Golf Classic

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 680

Jan 1st - David Nalbandian, Argentinian tennis player
Jan 2nd - Athanasia Tsoumeleka, Greek race walker
Jan 4th - Paulo Ferrari, Argentinian footballer
Jan 4th - Kang Hye-jeong, South Korean actress
Jan 4th - Richard Logan, English footballer
Jan 5th - Janica Kostelić, Croatian skier
Jan 6th - Gilbert Arenas, American basketball player
Jan 6th - Brian Bass, American baseball player
Jan 6th - Tiffany Pollard, American reality television personality
Jan 7th - Francisco Rodriguez, Venezuelan baseball player
Jan 7th - Hannah Stockbauer, German swimmer
Jan 7th - Ianina Zanazzi, Argentine racing driver
Jan 8th - Gaby Hoffman, actress (Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, Now & Then)
Jan 8th - Emanuele Calaiò, Italian footballer
Jan 8th - John Utaka, Nigerian footballer
Jan 8th - wiL Francis, American singer
Wife of Prince William Catherine, Duchess of CambridgeWife of Prince William Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (Jan 9th) Jan 9th - Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge [Kate Middleton], English wife of Crown Prince William, born in Reading, Berksire
Jan 10th - Josh Ryan Evans, American actor (d. 2002)
Jan 11th - Ashley Taylor Dawson, British actor and singer
Jan 11th - Son Ye-jin, South Korean actress
Jan 12th - Sherzod Abdurahmonov, Uzbekistanian boxer
Jan 12th - Paul-Henri Mathieu, French tennis player
Jan 12th - Dimitrios Tsiamis, Greek triple jumper
Jan 12th - Hans Van Alphen, Belgian decathlete
Jan 12th - Chris Ray, American baseball player
Jan 12th - Dontrelle Willis, American baseball player
Jan 13th - Guillermo Coria, Argentine tennis player
Jan 14th - Léo Lima, Brazilian footballer
Jan 14th - Víctor Valdés, Spanish goalkeeper
Jan 15th - Armando Galarraga, Venezuelan baseball player
Jan 15th - Prince Philip and Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia
Jan 16th - Tuncay Şanlı, Turkish footballer
Jan 16th - Samuel Preston, British singer (The Ordinary Boys)
Jan 17th - Dwyane Wade, American basketball player
Jan 17th - Amanda Wilkinson, Canadian singer
Jan 17th - Alex Varkatzas, American Singer (Atreyu)
Jan 18th - Joanna Newsom, American harpist
Jan 19th - Jodie Sweetin, actress (Stephanie Tanner-Full House)
Jan 19th - Angela Chang, Taiwanese singer and actress
Jan 19th - Mike Komisarek, American ice hockey player
Jan 21st - Dean Whitehead, English footballer
Jan 22nd - Kevin Sheridan, actor (Soul Man)
Jan 22nd - Fabricio Coloccini, Argentine footballer
Jan 22nd - Jason Peters, American football player
Jan 23rd - Wily Mo Peña, Dominican baseball player
Jan 25th - Sho Sakurai, Japanese singer and actor
Jan 25th - The-Dream, singer
Jan 25th - Shawna Waldron, American actress
Jan 29th - Heidi Mueller, American actress
Jan 30th - Jorge Cantu, Mexican baseball player
Jan 31st - Yuniesky Betancourt, Major League Baseball shortstop
Jan 31st - Andreas Görlitz, German football player
Jan 31st - Bruno Nogueira, Portuguese actor, comedian and TV host
Jan 31st - Elena Paparizou, Greek singer
Jan 31st - Jānis Sprukts, National Hockey League player
Jan 31st - Brad Thompson, Major League Baseball player
Feb 1st - Shoaib Malik, Pakistani cricketer
Feb 2nd - Han Ga In, South Korean model/actress
Feb 2nd - Sergio Castaño, Spanish footballer
Feb 2nd - Kelly Mazzante, American basketball player
Feb 3rd - Alan Gurr, Australian V8 Supercar driver
Feb 3rd - Jessica Harp, American singer (The Wreckers)
Feb 4th - Chris Sabin, American professional wrestler
Feb 4th - Tomas Vaitkus, Lithuanian professional road racing cyclist
Feb 4th - Kimberly Wyatt, American singer and dancer (Pussycat Dolls)
Feb 5th - Aidin Nikkhah Bahrami, Iranian basketball player (d. 2007)
Feb 5th - Rodrigo Palacio, Argentine footballer
Feb 5th - Tomas Kopecky, Ice hockey player
Feb 5th - Kevin Everett, American football player
Feb 6th - Alice Eve, English actress
Feb 6th - Tank, Mandopop singer
Feb 8th - Eric Alexander, American football player
Feb 8th - Satomi Kōrogi, Japanese voice actress
Feb 8th - Sousuke Takaoka, Japanese actor
Feb 8th - Danny Tamberelli, American actor
Feb 9th - Ami Suzuki, Japanese singer
Feb 10th - Keith Dunne, Irish footballer
Feb 10th - Iafeta Paleaaesina, New Zealand rugby league player
Feb 10th - Justin Gatlin, American sprinter
Feb 11th - Neil Robertson, Australian snooker player
Feb 12th - Onil Joseph, Dominican baseball player
Feb 12th - Louis Tsatoumas, Greek long jumper
Feb 13th - Michael Turner, Running Back for the San Diego Chargers
Feb 13th - Lanisha Cole, American model
Feb 14th - Marián Gáborík, Slovak hockey player
Feb 16th - Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, American rapper
Feb 17th - Joseph Gordon-Levitt, actor (Tommy Solomon-Third Rock From the Sun)
Feb 17th - Adriano, Brazilian footballer
Feb 17th - Lupe Fiasco, American rapper
Feb 17th - Brian Bruney, American baseball player
Feb 20th - Jason Hirsh, American baseball player
Feb 21st - Bernhard Auinger, Austrian racing driver
Feb 21st - Chantal Claret, American musician
Feb 22nd - Robert Weiner, Jr., American water polo player
Feb 23rd - Adam Hann-Byrd, American actor
Feb 23rd - Karan Singh Grover, Indian Television Actor
Feb 24th - Emanuel Villa, Argentine footballer
Feb 24th - Klára Zakopalová, Czech tennis player
Feb 24th - Nick Blackburn, American baseball player
Feb 25th - Chris Baird, Irish footballer

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 15 of 15

Actor Danny DevitoActor Danny Devito (Jan 28th) Jan 28th - Actor Danny Devito (37) weds actress Rhea Perlman (33)
Mar 19th - Race car driver Al Unser Jr (19) weds Shelley Unser
Apr 28th - Professional boxer George Foreman (33) weds Andrea Skeete
May 1st - Actress Kate Jackson (33) weds business executive David Greenwald in Beverly Hills, California
Jun 5th - Actor Michael Keaton (30) weds actress Caroline McWilliams (37)
Jun 26th - Marie Osmond marries Steve Craig
Jul 1st - Over 2000 Unification Church couples marry at NYC Madison Square Garden
Jul 4th - Ex Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne (33) weds TV host Sharon Arden (29) in Maui, Hawaii
Jul 22nd - Biggest mass wedding, Rev Sun Myung Moon weds 2,200 couples in NYC
Jul 29th - Andy Taylor of rock group Duran Duran weds Tracie Wilson
Aug 2nd - "Dangerous Liaisons" actor John Malkovich (28) weds film and stage actress Glenne Headly (27)
Rocker BonoRocker Bono (Aug 21st) Aug 21st - U2 lead singer Bono (22) weds activist and businesswoman Ali Hewson (21)
Oct 17th - Actor Robert Goulet (48) weds artist/writer Vera Novak in Las Vegas, Nevada
Dec 1st - Martial artist Jackie Chan (28) weds actress Lin Feng-jiao (29) in Los Angeles
Dec 18th - Actor Phil Hartman (34) weds real estate agent Lisa Strain

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 7 of 7

Actress Farrah FawcettActress Farrah Fawcett (Feb 16th) Feb 16th - Lee Majors & Farrah Fawcett Majors divorce
Apr 8th - Actor Bryan Cranston (26) divorced writer Mickey Middleton after 4 years of marriage
Apr 23rd - Professional boxer George Foreman (33) divorces Sharon Goodson after 7 months of marriage
Nov 1st - Director Martin Scorsese (39) divorces Isabella Rossellini (30) after 3 years of marriage
Nov 7th - Actress Elizabeth Taylor's 7th divorce from politician John Warner
Dec 6th - US Senator Ted & Joan Kennedy divorce
Dec 9th - Mary-Beth & William Hurt divorce

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 401

Jan 1st - Paul Belmondo, French sculptor (Bathing Woman, Orleans), dies at 83
Jan 1st - Victor Buono, actor (Mr Schubert-Man from Atlantis), dies at 43
Jan 1st - Vladimir K Zworykin, Russ/American engineer (cathode-ray tube), dies
Jan 3rd - Derek Sealy, cricketer (West Indies 1930-39), dies
Jan 5th - Hans Conried, actor (Bullwinkle Show, Make Room for Daddy), dies at 64
Jan 5th - Harvey Lembeck, actor (Phil Silvers, Hathaways), dies at 56
Jan 5th - Sir Edmund Herring, Australian military commander, Lieutenant Governor of Victoria (b. 1892)
Jan 7th - Bert Oosterhuis, Dutch motor racer (Paris-Dakar), dies in race crash
Jan 8th - Gregoire Aslan, actor (Concrete Jungle), dies of 73 of a heart attack
Jan 8th - Reta Shaw, actress (Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies of emphysema at 69
Jan 9th - Paul Lynde, actor (Bye Bye Birdie, Bewitched), dies at 55
Jan 10th - Lazar Weiner, composer, dies at 84
Jan 10th - Paul Lynde, comedian (Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), dies at 55
Jan 13th - Marcel Camus, French director (Orfeu Negro), dies at 69
Jan 15th - Red Smith, sportscaster (Pulitzer, Fight Talk), dies at 76
Jan 16th - Red Smith, American sports columnist (b. 1905)
Jan 18th - Burnet Corwin Tuthill, US composer (Laurentia), dies at 93
Jan 18th - Trent Lehman, actor (Butch-Nanny & the Professor), dies at 20
Jan 19th - Leopold Trepper, Polish/Israeli spy (WW II), dies at 77
Jan 19th - Marc Demeyer, Belgian bicyclist (Paris-Roubaix '76), dies [or 1/20]
Jan 19th - Elis Regina, Brazilian singer (b. 1945)
Jan 20th - Marc Demeyer, Belgian cyclist (Paris-Brus 1974), dies at 31[or 1/19]
Jan 22nd - Eduardo Frei Montalva, president of Chile (1964-70), dies at 71
Jan 23rd - Hope Hampton, actress (Star Dust, Lawful Larcency), dies at 83
Jan 24th - Alfredo Ovando Candía, Bolivian president and dictator (b. 1918)
Jan 25th - Mihail A Suslov, Soviet party ideologist, dies at 79
Jan 27th - Iris Korn, actress (Widder-Palmerstown USA), dies at 60
Jan 30th - Félix L V L J Labisse, French painter (libidoscaphes), dies at 76
Jan 30th - Lightning Hopkins, rocker, dies of cancer at 69
Jan 30th - Riccardo Nielsen, composer, dies at 73
Jan 30th - Stanley Holloway, comedian (My Fair Lady, Our Man Higgins), dies at 91
Blues Singer Lightnin HopkinsBlues Singer Lightnin Hopkins (Jan 30th) Jan 30th - Lightnin' Hopkins, American musician (b. 1912)
Feb 2nd - Stringfellow Barr, US educationalist (100 Great Books), dies at 85
Feb 2nd - Paul Desruisseaux, French Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician (b 1905)
Feb 4th - Sue Carol, actress (She's My Weakness), dies at 73 of a heart attack
Feb 4th - Alex Harvey, Scottish musician (b. 1935)
Feb 4th - Georg Konrad Morgen, German judge (b. 1909)
Feb 5th - Dolores Moran, actress (Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies at 56
Feb 5th - Neil Aggett, South African worker's union leader, commits suicide
Feb 5th - Wies [Aloisius CA] Moens, Flemish writer/nazi, dies at 84
Feb 6th - Ben Nicholson, England, painter/sculptor (Circle), dies at 87
Feb 8th - John Hay Whitney, US newspaper magnate, dies at 76
Feb 10th - K R Meher-Homji, cricket wk (Test as Indian, catch no stumped), dies
Feb 11th - Eleanor Powell, tap dancer/wife of Glenn Ford, dies at 69 of cancer
Feb 11th - Takashi Shimura, Japans actor (Rashomon, 7 Samurais), dies at 76
Feb 11th - Victor Jory, Alaskan actor (Kings Row, Manhunt), dies at 79
Feb 12th - Cornelis Rijnsdorp, Dutch writer (Culprit), dies at 87
Feb 12th - Hal Hooker, cricket (307 partners with Kippax for last wicket), dies
Feb 12th - Victor Jory, actor (Adv of Tom Sawyer, 1st Lady, Jigsaw), dies at 79
Feb 13th - Zeng Jinlian, Hunan China, grew to 8'1" (tallest woman), dies at 17
Feb 14th - Henk Schaer, [Hendricus J M Schaareman], Dutch actor, dies at 79
Feb 15th - Rolfe Sedan, actor (Mailman-George Burns Show), dies at 86
Feb 17th - Lee Strasberg, acting coach/actor (And Justice for All), dies at 81
Feb 17th - Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (b. 1922)
Feb 17th - Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 64
Feb 18th - Edith Ngaio Marsh, NZ detective writer/producer, dies at 82
Feb 18th - Tina Carver, actress (Inside Detroit, Uranium Boom), dies at 58
Feb 21st - Murray "the K" Kaufman, NYC DJ (5th Beatle), dies at 60
Feb 22nd - Josh Malihabadi, Urdu poet of India and Pakistan (b. 1898)
Feb 24th - Virginia Bruce, actress (Born to Dance, Great Ziegfield), dies at 71
Feb 25th - J K Irani, cricket wicketkeeper (2 Tests for India 1947-48), dies
Feb 26th - Gabor Szabo, Hungarian jazz guitarist (Perfect Circle), dies at 45
Feb 27th - Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer, dies at 39
Mar 2nd - Philip K[indred] Dick, US Sci-fi author (Hugo-1963, Dr Futurity), dies at 53
Mar 3rd - Georges Perec, French writer, dies at 45
Mar 5th - John Belushi, comedian (Sat Night Live), dies of drug overdose at 33
Mar 6th - Ayn Rand, Russian-born American author-philosopher (Atlas Shrugged), dies of heart failure at 77
Mar 6th - Jan Lemaire, Dutch actor/writer (Beautiful Juultje), dies at 97
Mar 7th - Charles Borromeo Mills, composer, dies at 68
Mar 9th - Alan Badel, actor (Shogun), dies of a heart attack at 58
Mar 9th - Rex Marshall, TV announcer (Circuit Rider, Herman Hickman Show), dies
Mar 9th - Richard A Butler, England, min of Finance, dies at 79
Mar 11th - Edmund Cooper, British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55
Mar 11th - Horace Gregory, American poet (b. 1898)
Mar 12th - Elisabeth Zernike, Dutch writer (Course of Events), dies at 90
Mar 13th - Albert Weisser, composer, dies at 64
Mar 13th - Wilfred Hawker, Suriname sgt-major, executed
Mar 14th - Kirill Vladimirovich Molchanov, composer, dies at 59
Mar 17th - Hans ter Laag, Dutch sound technician, murdered in El Salvador
Mar 17th - Jan Kuiper, Dutch news editor (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
Mar 17th - Joop Willemsen, Dutch cameraman, murdered in El Salvador
Mar 17th - Koos Koster, Dutch newscaster (IKON), murdered in El Salvador
Mar 18th - Georg G Lampe, Dutch painter/director (Free Academy), dies at 60
Mar 19th - Randy Rhoads, heavy metal guitarist (Ozzy Osbourne), air crash at 25
Mar 20th - Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral, dies at 52
Mar 21st - Harry H Corbett, British actor (Steptoe & Son, Jabberwacky), dies at 57
Mar 23rd - Mario Praz, Italian author (Casa della vita), dies at 85
Mar 24th - Ace Goodman, KC Mo, comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 83
Mar 26th - Agathe "Henriette" de Beaufort, writer (Dolly of Arnhem), dies at 91
Mar 28th - William Giauque, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
Mar 29th - Carl Orff, German composer (Mouth, Antigonae), dies at 86
Mar 29th - Rudy Bond, actor (Streetcar Named Desire), dies of heart attack at 68
Mar 29th - Walter Hallstein, W German politician (CDU, H-doctrine), dies at 80
Mar 29th - Nathan Twining, USAF general (b. 1897)
Mar 31st - Fritz Eberhard, West German lawyer/resistor, dies at 85
Apr 3rd - Herman W Filarski, Dutch bridge journalist, dies at 69
Apr 3rd - Warren Oates, actor (East of Eden, Stoney Burke), dies at 53
Apr 4th - Tsvetan Tsvetanov, composer, dies at 50
Apr 5th - Abe Fortas, Supreme court justice, dies at 71
Apr 7th - Brenda Benet, actress (Track of Thunder), commits suicide by gun at 36

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