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Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 1,047

Jan 1st - 5% sales tax on consumer goods & services goes into effect in USSR
Jan 1st - Iraq rejects peace proposal from Egyptian Pres Hosi Mubarak
Jan 1st - Les Miserables opens at Festival Theatre, Adelaide
Jan 2nd - Colorado wins its 1st AP national title poll
Jan 3rd - Israel reopens consulate in USSR after 23 years
Jan 3rd - LA King Wayne Gretzky scores his 700th goal against NY Islanders
Jan 4th - AT&T workers in Newark accidentally snap a cable
Jan 4th - Fu Mingxia, 12, of China wins World Swimming Championships gold medal
Jan 4th - Iraq agrees to send Aziz to Geneva to meet Baker on Jan 9th
Jan 4th - Jan Krzystof Bielecki becomes premier of Poland
Jan 5th - "Oh, Kay!" closes at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC after 77 performances
Jan 5th - Edwin Jongejans of Neth wins 1-meter springboard diving title
Jan 5th - Kevin Bradshaw of US Intl scores NCAA Div 1 record 72 pts
Jan 6th - "Gypsy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 477 performances
Jan 6th - "Real Life With Jane Pauley" premieres on NBC-TV
Jan 6th - Jorge Serrano Elias elected president of Guatemala
Jan 6th - Qian Hong swims female world record 50m butterfly (27.30 sec)
Jan 7th - "Nia Peeples Party Machine" premieres on TV
Jan 8th - "Davis Rules," with Jonathan Winters & Randy Quaid premieres on ABC-TV
Jan 8th - Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins & Rod Carew elected to Hall of Fame
Jan 8th - Rod Carew is 22nd player elected to Hall of Fame on 1st try
Jan 8th - Tamas Darnyi swims world record 400m medley (4:12.36)
Jan 9th - Baker & Aziz meet in Geneva; talks fail to defuse gulf crisis
Jan 9th - Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame
Jan 9th - Dean Smith of NC is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games
Jan 10th - Japan ends routine fingerprinting of all adult ethnic Koreans
Jan 10th - US Congress begins debate on Persian Gulf crisis
Jan 11th - Congress empowers Bush to order attack on Iraq
Jan 11th - Ric Flair wins NWA/WCW wrestling title
Jan 11th - Soviets storm buildings in Vilnius to block Lithuania independence
Jan 11th - Ben Johnson 1st race after being stripped of his 1988 Olympic Gold medal for steroid use, he finished 2nd
Jan 12th - Largest crowd to watch Atlantic Coast Womens Basketball game (11,520)
Jan 12th - Melvin Stewart swims world record 200 m butterfly (1:55.69)
US President George H. W. BushUS President George H. W. Bush Jan 12th - US Congress gives George Bush authority to wage war against Iraq
Jan 13th - 12th ACE Cable Awards: Weather Channel wins the Golden CableACE for the coverage of the hurricane "Hugo"
Jan 13th - 42 killed in exhibition soccer match in Johannesburg, South Africa
Jan 13th - Phil Mickelson wins PGA Northern Telecom Golf Open
Jan 13th - Pres Mario Soares of Portugal re-elected
Jan 13th - Soccer stadium riot in Orkney, South Africa, at least 40 die
Jan 13th - UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar meets with Saddam
Jan 14th - "Barbara DeAngelis Show" premieres on CBS-TV
Jan 14th - Jorge Serrano Elias sworn in as president of Guatemala
Jan 14th - Tyne Daly arrested for drunk driving in Van Nuys, Calif
Jan 14th - Valentin Pavlov become new premier of USSR
Jan 15th - Australia beat NZ 2-0 to win the World Series Cup
Jan 15th - UN's deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait (they don't)
Jan 16th - 7th Soap Opera Digest Awards - Days of Our Lives wins
Jan 16th - US & 27 allies attack Iraq for occupying Kuwait (US time)
Jan 17th - Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles on Israel
Jan 17th - Mountie Jacques Rougeau beats Hart for WWF intercontinental title
Jan 17th - Operation Desert Storm begins-US led allies vs Iraq
Jan 17th - Operation Desert Storm: 1st US pilot shot down (Jeffrey Zahn)
Jan 17th - Harald V becomes King of Norway on the death of his father, Olav V.
Jan 18th - Iraq launches SCUD missiles against Israel
Jan 18th - US acknowledges CIA & US Army paid Noriega $320,000 over his career
Jan 18th - WLAF's NY Knights become NY-NJ Knights
Jan 18th - Longest tennis match at the Australian Open, Boris Becker beats Italy's Omar Camporese in 5 hours & 11 mins
Jan 18th - Eastern Air Lines goes out of business after 62 years, citing financial problems.
Jan 19th - 42nd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 11-5 at Chicago
Jan 19th - 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves
Jan 19th - Eastern Airlines shuts down operation
Jan 19th - Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title
Jan 19th - Sgt Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt
Jan 20th - "Black & Blue" closes at Minskoff Theater NYC after 829 performances
Jan 20th - "Les Miserables," opens at Pantages Theatre, LA
Jan 20th - "Peter Pan" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC or 45 performances
Jan 20th - "Shogun - The Musical" closes at Marquis Theater NYC after 72 perfs
Jan 20th - 13th UCP Telethon
Jan 20th - Buffalo Bills beat LA Raiders 51-3 for AFC title
Jan 20th - Jane Geddes wins LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic
Jan 20th - US Patriot missiles begins shooting down Iraqi missiles
Jan 20th - Matt Barr's field goal with no time left gives NY Giant 15-13 Victory over defending champs SF 49ers, for NFC title
Jan 20th - Sudan's government imposes Islamic law nationwide, worsening the civil war between the country's Muslim north and Christian south.
Jan 21st - CBS News correspondant Bob Simon captured by Iraqis in Persian Gulf
Jan 22nd - Gulf War. Three SCUDs and one Patriot missile hit Ramat Gan in Israel, injuring 96 people. Three elderly people die of heart attacks.
Comedian Jerry SeinfeldComedian Jerry Seinfeld Jan 23rd - "seinfeld" debuts on NBC-TV
Jan 23rd - World's largest oil spill, caused by embattled Iraqi forces in Kuwait
Jan 24th - "Les Miserables," opens at Theatre St Denis, Montreal
Jan 25th - Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49)
Jan 25th - Manuel Noriega is given access to assets frozen by US government
Jan 25th - Mark Waugh scores ton in 1st Test Cricket innings, v England Adelaide
Jan 25th - Soap opera "Generation's" last episode after a 2½ year run
Jan 26th - "Few Good Men" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 497 performances
Jan 26th - 65th Australian Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats J Novotna (57 63 61)
Jan 26th - Alfaro Vive guerrilla group of Ecuador gives arms to Catholic church
Jan 26th - Houston guard Vernon Maxwell is 4th NBAer to score 30 pts in a quarter
Jan 26th - Jan Stenerud becomes 1st pure placekicker to make NFL Hall of Fame
Jan 26th - NY Lotto pays $90 million to nine winner (#s are 5-15-30-35-46-50)
Jan 27th - 79th Australian Mens Tennis: Boris Becker beats Ivan Lendl (1-6, 6-4. 6-4, 6-4)
Jan 27th - Dutch Pacifist Socialistic Party disbands
Jan 27th - Nadine Strossen is 1st female president of the ACLU
Jan 27th - Super Bowl XXV: NY Giants beat Buffalo Bills, 20-19 in Tampa Super Bowl MVP: Ottis Anderson, NY Giants, RB
Jan 28th - "A Closer Look" with Faith Daniels premieres on NBC-TV
Singer Janet JacksonSinger Janet Jackson Jan 28th - 18th American Music Award: M C Hammer & Janet Jackson
Jan 28th - Boon completes ninth Test century, 121 v England at Adelaide
Jan 28th - Dictator Siad Barre flees Somalia ending 22 year rule
Jan 29th - "Piano Lesson" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 320 perfs
Jan 29th - Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years
Jan 31st - Nugget's Michael Adams becomes shortest NBAer to get a triple-double
Jan 31st - Robert Gibson flies record 27,040 feet altitude

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 79 of 79

Jan 1st - Kathleen Herles, American voice actor
Jan 4th - Olivia Tennet, New Zealand actress
Jan 6th - Nikola Saric, Danish footballer
Jan 7th - Max Morrow, Canadian actor
Jan 8th - Asuka Hinoi, Japanese singer
Jan 19th - Erin Sanders, American child actress
Jan 29th - Hugh Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor, Son of the Duke of Westminster
Jan 30th - Matthew Werkmeister, Australian actor
Feb 7th - Rachel Sibner, American actress
Feb 10th - Emma Roberts, American actress
Feb 12th - Faisal ibn Hamad Al Khalifah, prince of Bahrain (d. 2006)
Feb 15th - Nicholas Garland, son of Pamela Sue Martin
Feb 17th - Bonnie Wright, British actress
Feb 17th - Edward (Ed) Sheeran, Halifax England, singer-songwriter
Feb 27th - Azeem Rafiq, Yorkshire CCC & English U15 captain
Feb 28th - Sarah Bolger, Irish actress
Mar 4th - Diandra Newlin, American actress, singer, and fashion model
Mar 8th - Devon Werkheiser, American actor
Mar 15th - Kie Kitano, Japanese actress
Mar 16th - Wolfgang Van Halen, son of Eddie Van Halan & Valerie Bertinelli
Mar 28th - Amy Bruckner, American actress
Actress Jamie Lynn SpearsActress Jamie Lynn Spears (Apr 4th) Apr 4th - Jamie Lynn Spears, American actress
Apr 10th - Amanda Michalka, American actress/singer
Apr 13th - Dylan Francis Penn, Los Angeles California, daughter of Sean Penn & Robin Wright
May 1st - Creagen Dow, American actor
May 10th - Emily McEnroe, daughter of Tatum O'Neal & John McEnroe
May 19th - Jordan Pruitt, American singer
May 21st - Sarah Ramos, American actress
May 24th - Erika Umeda, Japanese singer
May 26th - Julianna Rose Mauriello, American actress
May 29th - Kristen Alderson, American actress
Jun 9th - Abraham Joseph Groening, son of Simpson creator Matt Groening
Jun 10th - James Cleveland McFadden-Talbot, son of Gates McFaden (Star Trek NG)
Jun 18th - Willa Holland, American actress
Jun 19th - Pontus Ekhem, Swedish hockey player
Jun 27th - Madylin Sweeten, American actress
Jun 30th - Kaho, Japanese actress
Jul 5th - Jason Dolley, American actor
Jul 9th - Mitchel Musso, American actor
Jul 9th - Spencer Elden, Baby/Model on Nirvana (band)'s Nevermind album
Jul 12th - Erik Per Sullivan, American actor
Jul 16th - Randall Bentley, American actor
Jul 18th - Karina Pasian, American singer and pianist
Jul 20th - Scout Larue Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis & Demi Moore
Jul 20th - William Tomlin, British actor
Jul 29th - Miki Ishikawa, American actress
Aug 2nd - Gabriel Anthony Cohen, son of Meredith Viera & Richard Cohen
Aug 9th - Hansika Motwani, Indian actress
Aug 16th - Evanna Lynch, Irish actress
Aug 16th - Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Canadian actress
Aug 20th - Marko Đoković, Serbian tennis player
Aug 28th - Kyle Massey, American actor
Aug 28th - Sarah Jane Santos, Filipino singer
Sep 4th - Carter Jenkins, American actor
Sep 5th - Skandar Keynes, English actor
Sep 17th - Jordan McCoy, American entertainer
Sep 19th - Demelza Reveley, Australian model
Sep 20th - Spencer Locke, American actress
Sep 21st - Jordan Hasay, American track and field athlete
Sep 27th - Adam Chicksen, English Football Player
Sep 28th - Saffron LeBon, London, daughter of Simon & Yasmon
Oct 2nd - Beau Grayson, son of country singer Tanya Tucker
Oct 10th - Gabriella Cilmi, Australian singer
Oct 10th - Mariana Espósito, Argentine actress, singer and model
Oct 11th - Chauncey Matthews, American Juniors singer
Oct 15th - Owen Joseph Kline, son of Phoebe Cates & Kevin Kline
Oct 18th - Tyler Posey, American actor
Oct 23rd - Princess Mako of Akishino of Japan
Oct 31st - Jordan-Claire Green, American actress
Nov 10th - Inseong Cho, South Korean actor
Nov 11th - Christa B. Allen, American actress
Nov 15th - Shailene Woodley, American Actress
Nov 23rd - Anurag Kashyap, 2005 Scripps National Spelling Bee champion
Nov 27th - Nur Atikah Nabilah, Singaporean Gymnast
Dec 12th - Daniel Magder, Canadian actor
Dec 13th - Jay Greenberg, American composer
Dec 15th - Eunice Cho, American actress
Dec 19th - Declan Galbraith, English singer
Dec 24th - Louis Tomlinson, Doncaster South Yorkshire, British pop singer (One Direction)

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 33 of 33

Composer Andrew Lloyd WebberComposer Andrew Lloyd Webber (Feb 9th) Feb 9th - Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (42) weds equestrian Madeleine Gurdon (28) in Westminster, London
Feb 14th - Actress Meg Ryan (29) weds actor Dennis Quaid (37)
Feb 22nd - Actor Bill Bixby (57) weds Laura Michael (32)
Mar 18th - Apple computer head Steve Jobs weds Laurene Powell
May 1st - Actor Robert Duvall weds Sharon Brophy
May 3rd - Andy Williams weds Debbie Hass
May 31st - Oldest bride - Minnie Munro, 102, weds Dudley Reid, 83, in Australia
Jun 7th - Singer Jimmy Osmond weds Michelle Larson
Jun 9th - Bruce Springsteen weds his backup singer Patty Scialfa
Jun 21st - Eleanor Mondale marries Greg "Thunder" Malban (Minn DJ)
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques CousteauOceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau (Jun 28th) Jun 28th - Explorer Jacques Cousteau (81) weds Francine Triplet in Paris
Jul 6th - Folk singer Mary Travers (54) weds restaurateur Ethan Robbins
Jul 8th - "Sanford and Son" actor-comedian Redd Foxx (68) weds Ka Ho Cho at The Little Church of the West in Las Vegas
Jul 20th - Kirk Cameron marries Growing Pains co-star Chelsea Noble in upstate NY
Jul 27th - Rocker Jani Lane, (Warrant-Cherry Pie) marries model Bobbie Brown
Aug 14th - Comedian Jackie Mason marries his manager Jyll Rosenfeld (37)
Aug 31st - Musician Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) weds Gertie Filip
Sep 5th - Actor John Travolta weds Kelly Preston
Sep 7th - Harry Hamlin weds Nicollette Sheridan
Folk Singer Mary TraversFolk Singer Mary Travers (Jul 6th) Sep 15th - NBA star Magic Johnson marries Earletha "Cookie" Kelly
Sep 16th - Country singer Willie Nelson (58) weds Annie D'Angelo in Nashville, Tennessee
Sep 22nd - American Jewish playwright and screenwriter David Mamet marries 2nd wife, English actress Rebecca Pidgeon
Sep 29th - Actress Kate Jackson (42) weds ski-lodge entrepreneur Tom Hart in Brentwood
Oct 5th - Actor Ted Shackelford (Knots Landing) weds Annett Wolf
Oct 6th - Actress Elizabeth Taylor (59) weds for 8th time to construction worker Larry Fortensky (39)
Oct 12th - Steven Spielberg weds Kate Capshaw
Oct 19th - Filmmaker Michael Moore (37) weds movie producer Kathleen Glynn (32)
Filmmaker Michael MooreFilmmaker Michael Moore (Oct 19th) Oct 20th - Actress Lisa Hartman weds country singer Clint Black
Oct 27th - "Thompson Twins" singer Tom Bailey weds Alannah Currie at Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
Oct 30th - Singer Clint Black (34) weds actress Lisa Hartman (29)
Nov 25th - Author Douglas Adams (39) weds Jane Belson
Dec 12th - Actor Richard Gere (42) weds super model Cindy Crawford (25) in Las Vegas
Dec 21st - Actress Jane Fonda (55) weds CNN founder Ted Turner at the groom's home in north Florida

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 3 of 3

Apr 25th - Designer Mary McFadden (52) announces divorce of Kohie Yohannan (23)
Jun 1st - Roseanne Arnold & Tom Arnold wed again, they divorced later
Director Martin ScorseseDirector Martin Scorsese (Oct 5th) Oct 5th - Director Martin Scorsese (48) divorces producer Barbara De Fina (41) after 6 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 611

Jan 1st - Charles B Timmer, Dutch writer (Russia Black on White), dies at 83
Jan 1st - Yvonne Waegemans, Flemish author (Gnome Patjoepelke), dies at 81
Jan 2nd - Renato Rascel, actor (7 Hills of Rome), dies of heart failure at 78
Jan 4th - Berry Kroeger, actor (Demon Seed), dies of kidney failure at 78
Jan 4th - Harry Krimer, actor (Napoleon), committed suicide at 94
Jan 4th - Leo N Wright, US saxophonist (I Left My Heart in SF), dies at 57
Jan 5th - John Eckhardt, actor born without legs (Freaks), dies at 82
Jan 5th - Marie Madeline Sullivan, actress (Elvira Mistress of Dark), dies at 80
Jan 5th - Vasko Popa, Serbian WW II-partisan/poet (Sporedno Nebo), dies at 68
Jan 6th - Ada Moore, entertainer, dies of cancer at 64
Jan 7th - Joe Hicks, baseball coach, dies of cancer at 64
Jan 8th - Steve Clark, guitarist (Def Leppard-Hysteria), dies at 30
Jan 10th - Dimitris Myrat, dies of cancer at 62
Jan 11th - Jason Christmas, dies of gunshot wound during robbery in NY at 49
Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David AndersonNobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson (Jan 11th) Jan 11th - Carl David Anderson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, dies at 85
Jan 12th - Keye Luke, actor (Charlie Chan's No 1 Son), dies after a stroke at 86
Jan 12th - Vasco Pratolini, Italy, writer (Ragazze di San Frediano), dies at 77
Jan 14th - Sallah Kharaf, [Abu Iyad], co-founder (Al-Fatah), assassinated
Jan 14th - Gordon Bryant, Australian politician (b. 1914)
Jan 17th - Olav AFEC van Sleeswijk-Holstein-S-G V, king of Norway (1957), dies
Jan 18th - Hamilton Fish, congressman (NY), dies at 102
Jan 18th - Lillian Bond, actress (Air Mail, Pick-up, Blond Cheat), dies at 83
Jan 18th - Nita Krebs, actor (Munchkin-Wizard of Oz), dies of heart attack at 85
Jan 19th - Don Beddoe, actor (Bullwhip, Loophole, Texas), dies at 87
Jan 19th - Glenn Langan, actor (Big Chase, Jungle Heat, Rapture), dies at 73
Jan 19th - John Russell, actor/writer (Apache Uprising, Yellow Sky), dies at 70
Jan 19th - Marcel Chaput, Quebec politician (b. 1918)
Jan 20th - Bill Riordon, US tennis promotor (Jimmy Connors), dies
Jan 20th - Louis Seigner, actor (Eclipse, Special Section), dies in a fire at 87
Jan 21st - Frank Mitchell, actor (Music is Magic, Prairie Gunsmoke), dies
Jan 21st - Richard Bolling, (Rep-D-Mo)/US civil-rights leader, dies at 74
Jan 22nd - Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)
Jan 23rd - Northrop Frye, Canadian writer and critic (b. 1912)
Jan 24th - George Gobel, comedian, dies of a heart attack at 71
Jan 24th - Lawrence Lott, actor (Real Men, Phila Experiment), dies of AIDS at 40
Jan 24th - John M. Kelly, Irish politician and academic (b. 1931)
Jan 25th - Stanley Brock, actor (Tin Men), dies of heart attack at 59
Jan 26th - Johnny van Doorn, Dutch writer/poet, dies at 46
NFL halfback Red GrangeNFL halfback Red Grange (Jan 28th) Jan 28th - Harold "Red" Grange, football's galloping ghost, dies of Parkinson's disease at 87
Jan 28th - Dale Long, hit HRs in 8 consecutive games, dies at 66
Jan 29th - Yasushi Inoue, Japanese historian, dies
Jan 30th - John McIntire, actor (Virginian, Psycho), dies of emphysema at 83
Jan 30th - John Bardeen, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1908)
Jan 30th - Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (b. 1907)
Feb 1st - Carol Dempster, actress (Sally of Sawdust, America), dies at 89
Feb 1st - H J van Ommeren-Averink, Dutch MP (CPN), dies
Physicist and Electrical Engineer John BardeenPhysicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen (Jan 30th) Feb 1st - James G MacDonald, cartoon voice (Mickey Mouse), dies at 84
Feb 1st - Phil Watson, NHL coach (NY Rangers), dies
Feb 3rd - Nancy Kulp, actress (Jane Hathaway-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69
Feb 3rd - Harry Ackerman, American TV executive producer (b. 1912)
Feb 4th - Bob Leslie, actor (Cinderella, Mako: Jaws of Death), dies at 64
Feb 5th - Dean Jagger, US actor (Mr Novak, Rawhide, Oscar), dies at about 87
Feb 5th - Pedro Arrupe, Spanish priest/Jesuit, dies at 83
Feb 6th - Danny Thomas, comedian (Jazz Singer), dies of a heart attack at 79
Feb 6th - Marten Levendig, Dutch TV correspondent to Moscow, dies
Feb 6th - Salvador Luria, Italian biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
Feb 7th - Dick Winslow, actor (Tom Sawyer, Mutiny on the Bounty), dies at 75
Feb 7th - Gladys LaVerne, dies of heart problems at 87
Feb 7th - Amos Yarkoni, legendary Israeli soldier (b. 1920)
Feb 7th - Jean-Paul Mousseau, Quebec painter, member of Les Automatistes (b. 1927)
Feb 7th - John Steinbeck IV, American author and journalist
Feb 8th - Miran Bux, cricketer (2 Tests for Pakistan 1954-55), dies at 47
Feb 9th - James Cleveland, American gospel singer (b. 1931)
Feb 11th - Oscar Nitzchke, German architect (Alcoa building), dies at 90
Feb 11th - Robert W. Holley, American biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1922)
Feb 12th - Edward A Blatt, director (Between 2 Worlds), dies at 88
Feb 12th - Robert Wagner, mayor (NYC-D-1954-65), dies
Feb 12th - Roger Patterson, American death metal bass player (b. 1968)
Feb 13th - Bernard Sauer, Yiddish actor, dies of heart attack at 67
Feb 13th - Eddie Bartell, actor (Every Night at Eight), dies at 83
Feb 14th - Arno Breker, German sculptor (Third Reich), dies at 90
Feb 14th - John A McCone, Head of CIA (1961-65), dies
Feb 15th - Gary Gears, Chicago disk jockey, dies at 46 of a heart attack
Feb 15th - Luis Escobar, Spanish actor (Don Juan My Love), dies at 78
Feb 16th - Enrique B Varela, commandant Nicaragua contra's, dies
Feb 17th - Enrique Bermudez, commandant (Contra), dies
Feb 19th - Peggy Mondo, actress (Who's Minding the Store), dies at 50
Feb 21st - Margot Fonteyn, ballerina (1st lady of British Ballet), dies at 71
Feb 21st - Roger Swaybill, actor/writer (Porky's II, Breaking Point), dies at 47
Feb 24th - George Gobel, Chicago, comedian (George Gobel Show), dies at 71
Feb 24th - Jean Rogers, actress (Flash Gordon, Hot Cargo), dies at 74
Feb 24th - Marcella Markham, dies of breast cancer at 68
Feb 24th - Webb Pierce, US country singer (Bye Bye Love), dies of cancer at 64
Feb 26th - Slim Gaillard [Bulee], American Jazz singer/songwriter, dies at 75
Feb 27th - H J of Royen, manager Dutch (Concertgebouw Orch), dies at 52
Feb 27th - Robert-Jan Akkerman, Dutch diplomat (to Tunis), murdered
Feb 28th - Guillermo Ungo, member of El Salvador junta (1979-80), dies
Feb 28th - Wassily Hoeffding, American statistician (b. 1914)
Scientist and Inventor Edwin LandScientist and Inventor Edwin Land (Mar 1st) Mar 1st - Edwin Land, inventor (Polaroid Camera), dies at 81
Mar 1st - Katharine Blake, actress (To Have & To Hold), dies at 62
Mar 1st - Scott Huston, composer, dies at 74
Mar 2nd - Clark Mollenhoff, US journalist (Pulitzer Prize), dies
Mar 2nd - Freek Zoetmulder, publisher (Austrian Encyclopedia)/neo-nazi, dies
Mar 2nd - Serge Gainsbourg, composer/actor (Fury of Hercules), dies at 62
Mar 3rd - Arthur Murray, dance instructor, dies at 95 of pneumonia
Mar 3rd - Clara Eggink, [Ebbele], Dutch poet (Life with J C Bloem), dies at 84
Mar 4th - Vance Colvig, actor (UHF, Barfly, My Chauffeur), dies at 72
Mar 5th - August de Schryver, Belgian politician/founder (CVP), dies at 92
Mar 5th - Trijntje Jansma-Boskma, oldest person in Netherland, dies at 109
Baseball player Cool Papa BellBaseball player Cool Papa Bell (Mar 7th) Mar 7th - James "cool papa" Bell, American baseball league great, dies at 87

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