Today in History for Year 1999
Events 1 - 100 of 152
Jan 1st - International Year of Elderly
Jan 1st - The Euro currency is introduced.
Jan 2nd - A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13°F (-25°C); 68 deaths are reported.
Jan 3rd - Israel detains, and later expels, 14 members of Concerned Christians.
Jan 3rd - The Mars Polar Lander was launched.
Jan 4th - Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura is sworn in as governor of Minnesota.
Jan 4th - Gunmen open fire on Shiite Muslims worshipping in an Islamabad mosque, killing 16 people and injuring 25.
Jan 7th - President Bill Clinton begins his impeachment trial in the Senate.
Jan 10th - Fatboy Slim (Norman Cook) achieves his third UK No.1 single with 'Praise You'
Jan 13th - Basketball player Michael Jordan announces his retirement only to return in 2001
Jan 15th - The Racak incident: 45 Albanians in the Kosovo village of Racak are killed by Yugoslav security forces.
Jan 20th - The China News Service announces new government restrictions on Internet use aimed especially at Internet cafés.
Jan 21st - War on Drugs: In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over 4,300 kg (9,500 lb) of cocaine on board.
Jan 22nd - Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons are burned alive by radical Hindus while sleeping in their car in Eastern India.
Jan 25th - A 6.0 Richter scale earthquake hits western Colombia killing at least 1,000.
Feb 3rd - In Jammu and Kashmir the political party Democratic Janata Dal (Jammu and Kashmir) is revived.
Feb 4th - The New Carissa runs aground near Coos Bay, Oregon.
Feb 4th - Unarmed West African immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by four plainclothes New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, inflaming race-relations in the city.
Feb 7th - Crown Prince Abdullah becomes the King of Jordan on the death of his father, King Hussein.
Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan Feb 12th - President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
Feb 15th - Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party, widely recognized as terrorist organization), was arrested in Kenya.
Feb 16th - O.J. Simpson's 1968 Heisman Trophy is sold for $230,000 to help settle a $33.5 million civil judgement against Simpson for the deaths of his ex-wife and her friend
Feb 16th - Across Europe, Kurdish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after Turkey arrested one of their rebel leaders, Abdullah Öcalan.
Feb 23rd - Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Öcalan is charged with treason in Ankara, Turkey.
Feb 23rd - An avalanche destroys the Austrian village of Galtür, killing 31.
Feb 24th - The State of Arizona executes Karl LaGrand, a German national involved in an armed robbery, in spite of Germany's legal action to attempt to save him.
Feb 24th - A China Southern Airlines Tupolev TU-154 airliner crashes on approach to Wenzhou airport in eastern the People's Republic of China, killing 61.
Feb 27th - Olusegun Obasanjo becomes Nigeria's first elected president since mid-1983.
Feb 27th - Korea International School is founded by Soon-Il Chung. It is currently directed by Ann Clapper.
Mar 5th - Paul Okalik is elected first Premier of Nunavut.
Mar 8th - The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
Mar 11th - Infosys becomes the first Indian company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.
Mar 12th - Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO.
Mar 15th - Pluto again becomes outermost planet
Mar 20th - Legoland California, the first and only Legoland outside of Europe, opens in Carlsbad, California.
Mar 21st - Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a hot air balloon.
Mar 23rd - Gunmen assassinate Paraguay's Vice President Luis María Argaña.
Mar 24th - Kosovo War: NATO commences air bombardment against Yugoslavia, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign country.
Mar 24th - Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire: 39 people die when a Belgian transport truck carrying flour and margarine caught fire in the Mont Blanc Tunnel.
Mar 26th - The "Melissa worm" infects Microsoft word processing and e-mail systems around the world.
Mar 26th - A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.
Mar 28th - 18th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at San Jose
Mar 29th - 61st NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at ThunderDome St Petersburg
Mar 29th - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 10006.78 - above the 10,000 mark for the first time ever.
Apr 1st - Nunavut is established as a Canadian territory carved out of the eastern part of the Northwest Territories.
Apr 5th - Two Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am flight 103 in 1988 are handed over for eventual trial in the Netherlands.
Apr 7th - The World Trade Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.
Apr 8th - Haryana Gana Parishad, a political party in the Indian state of Haryana, merges with the Indian National Congress.
Apr 9th - Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, President of Niger, is assassinated.
Apr 12th - US President Bill Clinton is cited for contempt of court for giving "intentionally false statements" in a sexual harassment civil lawsuit.
Apr 14th - NATO mistakenly bombs a convoy of ethnic Albanian refugees - Yugoslav officials say 75 people are killed.
Apr 14th - A severe hailstorm strikes Sydney, Australia causing A$1.7 billion in insured damages, the most costly natural disaster in Australian history.
Apr 19th - The German Bundestag returns to Berlin.
Apr 20th - Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School located in Jefferson County, Colorado.
Apr 29th - Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
Apr 30th - Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) bringing the total members to 10.
May 2nd - Panamanian election, 1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of Panama.
May 3rd - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is slammed by an F5 tornado killing forty-two people, injuring 665, and causing $1 billion in damage. The tornado was one of 66 from the 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak.
May 3rd - The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 11,000 for the first time in its history at 11,014.70.
May 3rd - Stephen Hendry defeats Mark Williams 18-11 to win the World Snooker Championship for a record seventh time.
May 7th - Kosovo War: In Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, three Chinese citizens are killed and 20 wounded when a NATO aircraft bombs the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.
May 7th - In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup.
264th Pope John Paul II May 7th - Pope John Paul II travels to Romania becoming the first pope to visit a predominantly Eastern Orthodox country since the Great Schism in 1054.
May 7th - A jury finds The Jenny Jones Show and Warner Bros. liable in the shooting death of Scott Amedure, after the show purposely deceived Jonathan Schmitz to appear on a secret same-sex crush episode. Schmitz later killed Amedure and the jury awarded Amedure's family $25 million USD.
May 8th - Nancy Mace becomes the first female cadet to graduate from The Citadel military college.
May 12th - David Steel becomes the first Presiding Officer (speaker) of the modern Scottish Parliament.
May 21st - All My Children star Susan Lucci finally wins a Daytime Emmy after being nominated 19 times, the longest period of unsuccessful nominations in television history
May 24th - Venezuela enters the Antarctic Treaty System.
May 25th - The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.
May 27th - The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo.
May 28th - In Milan, Italy, after 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece "The Last Supper" is put back on display.
May 28th - Two Swedish police officers are murdered with their own fire arms by the bank robbers Jackie Arklöv and Tony Olsson after a dramatic car chase.
May 29th - Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.
May 29th - Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
Jun 2nd - The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time.
Jun 6th - In Australian Rules Football, Tony Lockett breaks the record for career goals, previously 1299 by Gordon Coventry and which had stood since 1937.
Jun 6th - At the Putim maximum security prison in Brazil, 345 prisoners run from the main gate in the largest jailbreak in Brazilian history, marking the 10th escape for the three-year-old facility. In the ensuing manhunt, two fugitives are killed and five innocent bystanders are accidentally jailed.
Painter, Scientist & Visionary Leonardo da Vinci Jun 9th - Kosovo War: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and North Atlantic Treaty Organization sign a peace treaty.
Jun 10th - Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.
Jun 12th - Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins - a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force KFor enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
Jun 20th - 99th US Golf Open: at Pinehurst CC NJ
Jun 27th - ATB go to No.1 on the UK singles chart with '9pm, Till I Come'
Jun 27th - The Chemical Brothers go to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Surrender', their second No.1 album
Jul 1st - The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Queen Elizabeth on the day powers are officially transferred from the old Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh.
Jul 6th - U.S. Army private Barry Winchell dies from baseball-bat injuries inflicted in his sleep the previous day by fellow soldiers for his relationship with transgendered showgirl and former Navy combat medic, Calpernia Addams.
Jul 8th - Allen Lee Davis is executed by electrocution by the state of Florida, the last use of the electric chair for capital punishment in Florida.
Jul 9th - Days of student protests begin after Iranian police and hardliners attack a student dormitory at the University of Tehran.
Jul 11th - 20th US Seniors Golf Open: at Des Moines GC, W Des Moines, Iowa
Jul 15th - The inaugural game at the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field was held in Seattle, Washington.
Jul 16th - John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette are killed in a plane crash off the coast of Martha's Vineyard. The Piper Saratoga aircraft was piloted by Kennedy.
Jul 18th - 128th British Golf Open: at Carnoustie Scot Paul Lawrie wins after play off
Jul 20th - Falun Gong is banned in the People's Republic of China, and a large scale crackdown of the practice is launched.
Jul 23rd - Crown Prince Mohammed Ben Al-Hassan is crowned King Mohammed VI of Morocco on the death of his father.
Jul 23rd - ANA Flight 61 is hijacked in Tokyo, Japan.
Jul 25th - 54th US Women's Open Golf Championship
Jul 31st - Discovery Program: Lunar Prospector - NASA intentionally crashes the spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the moon's surface.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin Aug 9th - Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.
Aug 9th - The Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru and Kimi Ga Yo as the official national flag and national anthem.
Aug 11th - Total solar eclipse in India-North -France (2m23s)
Aug 11th - The Salt Lake City Tornado tears through the downtown district of the city, killing one.
Birthdays 1 - 8 of 8
Mar 13th - Wiktoria Gąsiewska, Polish actress
Mar 19th - Tatum McCann, American actress
Mar 23rd - Prince Beltran of Bulgaria
Jul 20th - Princess Alexandra of Hanover, daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco
Aug 28th - Prince Nikolai of Denmark
Sep 29th - Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal
Nov 20th - Princess Sofia of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family
Nov 20th - Prince Umberto of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family
Weddings 1 - 31 of 31
Jan 16th - "General Hospital" actor Steve Burton (29) weds model Sheree Gustin (22) at a cliffside church in Dana Point, California
Jan 23rd - Princess of Monaco Caroline (42) weds dynastic head of the House of Hanover and Britain's King George I descendant Prince Ernst August (45) in Monaco
Mar 20th - "Smallville" actress Annette O' Toole (46) weds "Laverne and Shirley" actor Michael McKean (51) at The Regal Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California
May 1st - "Dixie Chicks" singer Emily Erwin (26) weds singer-songwriter Charlie Robison (34) at Lone Star State in Texas
May 1st - "As Good As It Gets" actor Greg Kinnear (35) weds British model Helen Labdon (29)
May 8th - "ER" actor Goran Visnjic (34) weds Croatian artist Ivana Vrdoljak
May 14th - "Sunset Beach" actor Clive Robertson (33) weds actress Libby Purvis (30) at sunset on Necker Island
May 21st - NFL legend Deion Sanders (31) weds model Pilar Biggers in Paradise Island, Bahamas
May 30th - "The Goodbye Girl" actor Richard Dreyfuss (51) weds accountant Janelle Lacey in Los Angeles
Jun 5th - Actress Reese Witherspoon (23) weds actor Ryan Phillippe (24) at the Old Wide Awake Plantation along the Sono River in Charleston, South Carolina
Jun 5th - 1994 Figure Skater World Champion Yuka Sato (26) weds her fellor skater Jason Dungjen
Jun 5th - Baritone belter Frankie Laine (86) weds retired real estate agent Marcia Kline (61) near San Diego
Jun 10th - Model-actress Esther Canadas (22) weds model Mark Vanderloo (31) at the 900-year-old Vallombrosa Abbey in Tuscany
Jun 12th - Actor and film director David Arquette (27) weds "Friends" actress Courteney Cox (34) at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, California
Jun 12th - Former Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller (22) weds lawyer and ophthalmologist Chris Phillips (26) at Quail Springs Baptist Church in Oklahoma City
Jun 13th - CNBC anchor-reporter Maria Bartiromo (31) weds son of multimillionaire financier Saul Steinberg, Jonathan Steinberg (34) in Long Island, New York
Jun 19th - Earl of Wessex Prince Edward (35) weds Sophie Rhys-Jones (34) at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
Jun 25th - "Sudden Death" action star Jean-Claude Van Damme (38) weds Gladys Portugues in Knokke-Heist, Belgium
Jun 26th - Bestselling novelist Tom Clancy (52) weds freelance journalist Alexandra Llewellyn (32) in Manhattan
Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme (Jun 25th) Jul 4th - Los Angeles Galaxy soccer star player David Beckham (24) weds Spice Girls singer Victoria Adams (25) at the 560-acre Luttrellstown Castle outside Dublin, Ireland
Jul 10th - "It Could Happen To You" actress Rosie Perez (34) weds playwright and screenwriter Seth Zvi Rosenfeld (37) in Brooklyn, New York
Jul 15th - "Grateful Dead" guitarist Bob Weir (51) weds Natasha Muenter (31) in Mill Valley, California
Jul 17th - Academy Award-winning actress Helen Hunt (36) weds "The Simpsons" voice actor Hank Azaria (35) in Los Angeles, California
Jul 28th - "Sixteen Candles" actress Molly Ringwald (31) weds French writer Valery Lamerignere in Bordeaux, France
Sep 3rd - "The Steve Harvey Show" actor Cedric The Entertainer (35) weds Lorna Wells (33)
Sep 11th - Actress Jenny McCarthy (26) weds actor-director John Mallory Asher (28) in the Crystal Gardens at the Beverly Hills Hotel
Sep 19th - Chinese martial artist Jet Li (36) weds actress Nina Li Chi (37) in Los Angeles
Sep 26th - Actress-singer and former beauty queen Vanessa L Williams (36) weds Los Angeles Lakers' basketball player Rick Fox (30) at Church of the Holy Trinity in New York
Oct 2nd - "Matchbox Twenty" lead singer Rob Thomas (27) weds model Marisol Maldonado in Santa Ynez, California
Oct 9th - "Pretty in Pink" actor Andrew McCarthy (36) weds Carol Schneider
Dec 4th - Philippe, Duke of Brabant and heir apparent to Belgium throne marries the honourable Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz
Deaths 1 - 100 of 288
Jan 2nd - Sebastian Haffner, German journalist and author (b. 1907)
Jan 4th - Iron Eyes Cody, American actor (b. 1904)
Jan 6th - French Jazz piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani dies in New York following a brief respiratory illness at age 36
Jan 10th - Sir Edward Williams, Australian judge (b. 1921)
Jan 11th - Naomi Mitchison, Scottish novelist and poet (b. 1897)
Jan 11th - Brian Moore, Irish-born writer (b. 1921)
Jan 11th - Fabrizio de André, Italian singer (b. 1940)
Jan 12th - Betty Lou Gerson, American voice actress (b. 1914)
Jan 12th - Doug Wickenheiser, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1961)
Jan 14th - Jerzy Grotowski, Polish theatre director (b. 1933)
Jan 15th - Betty Box, British film producer (b. 1915)
Jan 16th - Jim McClelland, Australian solicitor, politician, Minister, Royal Commissioner, judge (b. 1915)
Jan 17th - Robert Eads, American transsexual (b. 1945)
Jan 19th - Ivan Francescato, Italian rugby union footballer (b. 1967)
Jan 21st - Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (b. 1920)
Jan 21st - Susan Strasberg, American actress (b. 1938)
Jan 22nd - Graham Staines, Australian missionary (b. 1941)
Jan 23rd - Jay Pritzker, American businessman (b. 1922)
Jan 23rd - Prince Lincoln Thompson, Jamaican musician (b. 1949)
Jan 25th - Sarah "Sadie" Delany, American author (b. 1889)
Jan 25th - Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (b. 1924)
Jan 25th - Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916)
Jan 28th - Markey Robinson, Irish painter (b. 1918)
Jan 28th - Torgny T:son Segerstedt, Swedish sociologist and philosopher (b. 1908)
Jan 29th - Lili St. Cyr, American dancer (b. 1918)
Jan 30th - Huntz Hall, American actor (b. 1919)
Jan 30th - Ed Herlihy, American broadcaster (b. 1909)
Jan 31st - Norm Zauchin, American baseball player (b. 1929)
Jan 31st - Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler
Feb 1st - Paul Mellon, American philanthropist (b. 1907)
Feb 1st - Barış Manço, Turkish singer, composer, television producer and celebrity. (b. 1943)
Feb 2nd - David McComb, Australian musician (The Triffids) (b. 1962)
Feb 5th - Wassily Leontief, Russian economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1906)
Feb 7th - King Hussein of Jordan (b. 1935)
Feb 7th - Bobby Troup, American musician and actor (b. 1918)
Feb 7th - José Silva, author of Silva Method and the Silva UltraMind ESP System (b. 1914)
Feb 8th - Iris Murdoch, Irish author (b. 1919)
Feb 9th - Bryan Mosley, British actor (b. 1931)
Feb 14th - John Ehrlichman, American presidential advisor (b. 1925)
Feb 14th - Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933)
Feb 15th - Big L, American rapper (b. 1974)
Feb 15th - Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1926)
Feb 16th - Michael Larson, Press Your Luck Big-winning contestant (b. 1949)
Feb 18th - Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (b. 1932)
Feb 19th - Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr, Iraqi Shiite leader (assassinated)
Feb 20th - Sarah Kane, English playwright (b. 1971)
Feb 20th - Gene Siskel, American film critic (b. 1946)
Feb 21st - Wilmer David Mizell, baseball player (b. 1930)
Feb 21st - Gertrude B. Elion, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1918)
Feb 22nd - Menno Oosting, Dutch tennis player (b. 1964)
Feb 23rd - Carlos Hathcock, USMC Sniper, 93 Confirmed Kills (b. 1942)
Feb 24th - Andre Dubus, American writer (b. 1936)
Feb 24th - Frank Leslie Walcott, Barbadian labour leader (b. 1916)
Feb 25th - Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
Feb 28th - Christine Glanville, British Puppeteer (. 1924)
Mar 2nd - Dusty Springfield, English singer (b. 1939)
Mar 2nd - David Ackles, American singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
Mar 3rd - Gerhard Herzberg, German-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
Mar 4th - Harry Blackmun, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (b. 1908)
Mar 4th - Del Close, American actor (b. 1934)
Mar 4th - Karel van het Reve, Dutch writer (b. 1921)
Mar 5th - Richard Kiley, American actor (b. 1922)
Mar 6th - Isa ibn Salman Al Khalifah, emir of Bahrain (b. 1933)
Mar 6th - Dennis Viollet, former soccer player (b. 1933)
Mar 7th - Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (b. 1918)
Mar 7th - Stanley Kubrick, American film director (b. 1928)
Mar 8th - Peggy Cass, American actress and comedian (b. 1924)
Yankee Clipper Joe DiMaggio (Mar 8th) Mar 8th - Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1914)
Mar 8th - Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentinean writer (b.1914)
Mar 9th - Harry Somers, Canadian composer (b. 1925)
Mar 10th - Oswaldo Guayasamin, Ecuadorian paintor and sculptor (b. 1919)
Mar 11th - Camille Laurin, Quebec psychiatrist and politician (b. 1922)
Mar 12th - Yehudi Menuhin, American-born violinist (b. 1916)
Mar 13th - Lee Falk, American cartoonist (b. 1911)
Mar 13th - Garson Kanin, American writer and director (b. 1912)
Mar 13th - Bidu Sayão, Brazilian born soprano (b. 1902)
Mar 14th - Kirk Alyn, American actor (b. 1910)
Mar 16th - Gratien Gélinas, Quebec playwright and director (b. 1909)
Mar 17th - Ernest Gold, Austrian composer (b. 1921)
Mar 17th - Rod Hull, British comedian (b. 1936)
Mar 18th - Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator (b. 1905)
Mar 19th - Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet (b. 1926)
Mar 19th - Tofilau Eti Alesana, former Prime Minister of Samoa (b. 1924)
Mar 21st - Ernie Wise, British comedian (b. 1925)
Mar 22nd - David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
Mar 23rd - Luis María Argaña, Paraguayan politician (b. ?)
Mar 24th - Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German women's activist (b. 1902)
Mar 24th - Birdie Tebbetts, American baseball player and manager (b. 1912)
Mar 25th - Cal Ripken, Sr., American baseball manager (b. 1936)
Mar 28th - Freaky Tah, American rapper (Lost Boyz) (b. 1971)
Mar 29th - Joe Williams, American singer (b. 1918)
Mar 30th - Gary Morton, American film and television producer (b. 1924)
Mar 31st - Yuri Knorozov, Russian linguist (b. 1922)
Apr 1st - Jesse Stone, American record producer (b. 1901)
Apr 3rd - Lionel Bart, English composer (Oliver!) (b. 1930)
Apr 4th - Faith Domergue, American actor (b. 1924)
Apr 4th - Early Wynn, American baseball player (b. 1920)
Apr 5th - Paul David, French-Canadian cardiologist (b. 1919)
Apr 6th - Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist (b. 1908)
Apr 9th - Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Niger politician and general (b. 1949)