Today in History for Year 2002
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Events 1 - 100 of 160
Jan 1st - The Open Skies mutual surveillance treaty, initially signed in 1992, officially comes into force.
Jan 1st - Euro banknotes and coins become legal tender in twelve of the European Union's member states.
Jan 1st - Taiwan officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Chinese Taipei.
Jan 2nd - Eduardo Duhalde is appointed interim President of Argentina by the Legislative Assembly.
Jan 6th - Daniel Bedingfield returns to No.1 on the UK singles chart for the second time with Gotta Get Thru This
Jan 8th - President George W. Bush signs into law the No Child Left Behind Act.
Jan 9th - Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the American music awards
Jan 16th - The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and the freezing of assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaida, and the remaining members of the Taliban.
Jan 17th - Mount Nyiragongo erupts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, displacing an estimated 400,000 people.
Jan 18th - Sierra Leone Civil War was finally declared over.
Jan 21st - The Canadian Dollar sets all-time low against the US Dollar (US$0.6179).
Jan 22nd - Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Jan 23rd - Reporter Daniel Pearl was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan. He was subsequently murdered .
Jan 23rd - "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh returns to the United States in Federal Bureau of Investigation custody.
Jan 25th - Wikipedia switches to the new version of its software ("Phase II") aka Magnus Manske Day.
Jan 28th - TAME Flight 120, a Boeing 727-100 crashes in the Andes mountains in southern Colombia killing 92.
Jan 29th - In his State of the Union Address, United States President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.
Feb 3rd - Super Bowl XXXVI: New England Patriots beat St. Louis Rams, 20-17 at the Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB
Feb 8th - XIX Winter Olympics opens in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden Feb 12th - US Secretary of Energy makes the decision that Yucca Mountain is suitable to be the United States' nuclear waste repository.
Feb 12th - An Iran Air Tupolev Tu-154 crashes prior to landing in Khorramabad, Iran, killing 119.
Feb 12th - The trial of former President of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević begins at the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague. He eventually dies four years later before its conclusion.
Feb 14th - The Tullaghmurray Lass sinks off the coast of Kilkeel, County Down, Northern Ireland killing three members of the same family on board.
Feb 15th - At the Tri-State Crematory in La Fayette, Georgia, investigators find uncremated bodies disposed of in the woods and buildings on the crematorium's property. The discovery reveals one of the worst incidents of abuse in the funeral service industry.
Feb 17th - Westlife go to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'World Of Our Own.' The Irish boy band's 10th UK No.1 single.
Feb 17th - 'Always On Time' by R&B artist Ja Rule featuring Ashanti starts a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart.
Feb 19th - NASA's Mars Odyssey space probe begins to map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
Feb 20th - In Reqa Al-Gharbiya, Egypt, a fire on a train injures over 65 and kills at least 370.
Feb 22nd - Angolan political and rebel leader Jonas Savimbi is killed in a military ambush.
Feb 24th - XIX Winter Olympics closes in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Feb 24th - Canada defeats the United States 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic Gold Medal
Feb 27th - Godhra train burning, a Muslim mob kills 59 Hindu pilgrims returning from Ayodhya;
Feb 27th - Ryanair Flight 296 catches fire in London Stansted Airport. Subsequent investigations criticize Ryanair's handling of the evacuation.
Mar 1st - The peseta is discontinued as official currency of Spain and is replaced with the euro (€).
Rapper Ja Rule Mar 1st - U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins in eastern Afghanistan.
Mar 1st - The Envisat environmental satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800 kilometers (500 miles) above the Earth on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to date at 8500 kilograms (9.5 tons).
Mar 2nd - U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda begins, (ending on March 19 after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters, with 11 Western troop fatalities).
Mar 3rd - Citizens of Switzerland narrowly vote in favor of their country becoming a member of the United Nations.
Mar 4th - Canada bans human embryo cloning but permits government-funded scientists to use embryos left over from fertility treatment or abortions.
Mar 4th - Multinational Force in Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed as they attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.
Mar 19th - U.S. invasion of Afghanistan: Operation Anaconda ends (started on March 2) after killing 500 Taliban and al Qaeda fighters with 11 allied troop fatalities.
Mar 21st - In Pakistan, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh along with three other suspects are charged with murder for their part in the kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
Mar 21st - British schoolgirl Amanda Dowler is abducted in broad daylight on her way home from Heathside School in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.
Mar 27th - Passover Massacre: A suicide bomber kills 29 people in Netanya, Israel.
Mar 31st - 21st NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: at San Antonio
Apr 1st - 64th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: at Georgia Dome Atlanta
Apr 1st - The Netherlands legalizes euthanasia, becoming the first nation in the world to do so.
Apr 2nd - Israeli forces surround the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem into which armed Palestinians had retreated. A siege ensues.
Apr 4th - The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign a peace treaty ending the Angolan Civil War.
Consort of George VI & mother of Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother Apr 9th - The funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother at Westminster Abbey.
Apr 11th - The Ghriba synagogue bombing by Al Qaeda kills 21 in Tunisia.
Apr 11th - An attempted coup d'état in Venezuela against President Hugo Chávez takes place.
Apr 12th - Pedro Carmona becomes interim President of Venezuela during the military coup against Hugo Chávez.
Apr 12th - Palestinian suicide bomber (female) kills 7 and injures 104 (among them 9 Arabs) at the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem.
Apr 13th - Pedro Carmona, interim president of Venezuela, resigns one day after taking office.
Apr 14th - Tiger Woods becomes the third golfer to win The Masters in two consecutive years
Apr 14th - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez returns to office two days after being ousted and arrested by the country's military.
Apr 15th - An Air China Boeing 767-200, flight CA129 crashes into a hillside during heavy rain and fog near Busan, South Korea, killing 128.
Apr 17th - Four Canadian Forces soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire from two United States Air Force F-16s, the first deaths in a combat zone for Canada since the Korean War.
Apr 26th - Robert Steinhäuser infiltrates and kills 17 at Gutenberg-Gymnasium in Erfurt,Germany before dying of a self-inflicted gunshot.
Apr 27th - The last successful telemetry from the NASA space probe Pioneer 10.
Apr 29th - The United States is re-elected to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, one year after losing the seat it had held for 50 years.
Apr 30th - A referendum in Pakistan overwhelmingly approves the Presidency of Pervez Musharraf for another five years.
May 2nd - Marad massacre of eight Hindus near Palakkad in Kerala.
Golfer Tiger Woods May 3rd - A military MiG-21 aircraft crashes into the Bank of Rajasthan in India, killing eight.
May 4th - Barry Bonds hits his 400th home run as a Giant, leading his team to a 3-0 win over Cincinnati. Bonds is the first player to hit 400 homers for one team and 100 with another
May 6th - Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn is shot and killed by an animal rights activist.
May 7th - A China Northern Airlines MD-82 plunges into the Yellow Sea, killing 112 people.
May 9th - The 38-day stand-off in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem comes to an end when the Palestinians inside agree to have 13 suspected militants among them deported to several different countries.
May 9th - In Kaspiysk, Russia, a remote-controlled bomb explodes during a holiday parade killing 43 and injuring at least 130.
May 10th - Anaheim Angels crush the Chicago White Sox 19-0. The Angels join the 1923 Indians, 1939 Yankees and 1950 Red Sox as the only teams to beat two opponents by 19 or more runs in the same season
May 11th - Last performance of the musical Cats in London's West End.
May 11th - Her Royal Highness Princess Margriet of the Netherlands unveils the Man With Two Hats monument in Ottawa and Apeldoorn (May 2), 2000, symbolically linking both the Netherlands and Canada for their assistance throughout the Second World War.
May 12th - Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.
May 14th - Ten members of the Darwin-based Network Against Prohibition invade the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory of Australia.
May 20th - The independence of East Timor is recognized by Portugal, formally ending 23 years of Indonesian rule and 3 years of provisional UN administration (Portugal itself was the former colonizer of East Timor until 1976).
May 22nd - In Washington, DC, the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park.
May 22nd - American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.
May 23rd - The "55 parties" clause of the Kyoto protocol is reached after its ratification by Iceland.
Dictator Fidel Castro May 24th - Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.
May 25th - A train crash in Tenga, Mozambique kills 197 people.
May 25th - China Airlines Flight 611: A Boeing 747-200 breaks apart in mid-air and plunges into the Taiwan Strait killing 225 people.
May 26th - The Mars Odyssey finds signs of large ice deposits on the planet Mars.
May 26th - Álvaro Uribe becomes President of Colombia.
May 28th - NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
May 31st - The New Jersey Nets defeat the Boston Celtics 96-88 in Game 6 of the NBA's Eastern Conference Championship, winning the series 4 games to 2 to advance to their first NBA Finals appearance.
Jun 6th - Eastern Mediterranean Event. A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 metres diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. The resulting explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
Jun 10th - The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.
Jun 11th - Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
Jun 12th - Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets 4-0 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.
Jun 13th - The United States of America withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
Jun 15th - Near earth asteroid 2002 MN missed the Earth by 75,000 miles (120,000 km), about one-third of the distance between the Earth and the Moon
Jun 21st - Lennox Lewis retains boxing's WBC world Heavyweight crown with an eight round knockout over Mike Tyson
Jun 22nd - An earthquake in western Iran measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale kills more than 261 people.
Heavyweight Boxing Champ Lennox Lewis Jun 24th - The Igandu train disaster in Tanzania kills 281, the worst train accident in African history.
Jun 29th - U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, serves as Acting President for two and a half hours, while President George W. Bush undergoes a colonoscopy procedure.
Jun 29th - Naval clashes between South Korea and North Korea lead to the death of six South Korean sailors and sinking of a North Korean vessel.
Jul 1st - The International Criminal Court is established to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression.
Jul 1st - A Bashkirian Airlines (flight 2937) Tupolev TU-154 and a DHL (German cargo) Boeing 757 collide in mid-air over Ueberlingen, southern Germany, killing 71.
Jul 2nd - Steve Fossett becomes the first person to fly solo around the world nonstop in a balloon.
Birthdays 1 - 4 of 4
Apr 11th - Alexa Gerasimovich, American actress
Jun 3rd - Prince Tirso of Bulgaria, titular Bulgarian royal family
Jul 22nd - Prince Felix of Denmark
Jul 30th - Prince Hridayendra of Nepal, Nepalese royal
Weddings 1 - 37 of 36
Jan 1st - Legendary guitarist Eric Clapton (56) weds Melia McEnery (25) at St. Mary Magdalen Church in Surrey, London
Jan 5th - Former Atomic Kitten member Kerry Katona (21) weds "Westlife" member Brian McFadden (21) at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Rathfeigh, County Meath, Republic of Ireland
Feb 2nd - Crown Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (38) weds Argentinean born Maxima Zorreguieta (34) at the Beurs van Berlage
Feb 17th - Actress Joan Collins (68) weds theater company manager Percy Gibson at Claridge's Hotel in London
Feb 23rd - "Blue" country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes (19) weds backup dancer Dean Sheremet (21) at Perkins Chapel in Dallas, Texas
Mar 16th - Oscar-winning entertainer Liza Minnelli (56) weds producer David Gest (48) at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City
Apr 13th - "Law & Order" actor Benjamin Bratt (38) weds actress-model Talisa Soto (35) in San Francisco, California
May 24th - Princess Martha Louise of Norway (30) weds author Ari Behn (29) in Trondheim
May 31st - "NYPD Blue" actress Sharon Lawrence (30) weds doctor Thomas Apostle at Saint Sophia Cathedral in Los Angeles
Jun 6th - Former "Survivor" contestant and talk show host Elisabeth Filarski (25) weds former Boston College quarterback Tim Hasselbeck (24) at St. Mary
Jun 8th - Teen rock star Taylor Hanson (19) weds Natalie Bryant (18) at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia
Jun 9th - "In Your Eyes" singer Peter Gabriel (51) weds Meah Flynn at Li Capanni Hotel in Italy
Jun 10th - 1988 and 1994 Olympic Champion skater Ekaterina Gordeeva (31) weds 1998 Olympic Champion figure skater Ilia Kulik (25) in San Francisco
Jun 11th - Musician Paul McCartney (59) weds former model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills (34) at Castle Leslie in County Monaghan, Ireland
Jun 15th - "American Pie" actress Shannon Elizabeth (28) weds actor Joe Reitman (34) in Jalisco, Mexico
Jun 15th - Actor Charlie Sheen (36) weds actress Denise Richards (31) under a rose arch dotted by over 1000 blooms in Brentwood, California
Jun 21st - "Tuck Everlasting" actor Jonathan Jackson (20) weds "General Hospital" actress Lisa Vultaggio (29)
Jun 29th - Actor-comedian Tom Arnold (43) weds Shelby Roos (29) at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills
Jul 4th - Oscar-winning actress Julia Roberts (34) weds L.A. cameraman Danny Moder (33) at her 82-acre ranch in Taos, New Mexico
Actress Julia Roberts (Jul 4th) Jul 5th - "Smallville" actor Tom Welling (25) weds model Jamie White in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
Jul 20th - ABC's World News Tonight co-host Elizabeth Vargas (39) weds singer-songwriter Marc Cohn (43) at the Council on Foreign Relations
Aug 10th - Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) weds "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii
Aug 10th - "Baywatch" actress Angelica Bridges (28) weds Canadian hockey player Sheldon Souray (26) at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada
Aug 24th - Journalist Bryant Gumbel weds model Hilary Quinlan at Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida
Aug 25th - "Baywatch" actress Yasmine Bleeth (34) weds strip club owner Paul Cerrito at Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California
Sep 1st - Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (35) weds actor Freddie Prinze Jr. (36) at El Careyes Resort in Mexico
Sep 1st - "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" actress Terry Farrell (38) weds actor Brian Baker (35) at Paris Las Vegas in in Paradise, Nevada
Sep 14th - No Doubt lead vocalist Gwen Stefani (42) weds lead singer and rhythm guitarist "Bush" Gavin Rossdale (46) at St. Paul's Church in London, England
Sep 20th - "Matrix" actor Laurence Fishburne (41) weds actress Gina Torres (33) at The Cloisters museum in New York City
Sep 20th - "The Monkees" lead vocalist Micky Dolenz (57) weds Donna Quinter in Calabasas, California
Oct 5th - "Angel" actress Charisma Carpenter (32) weds Damian Hardy
Oct 26th - American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (22) weds singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (28) at Riverbend Church in Austin, Texas
Nov 9th - Eighties pop princess Sheena Easton (43) weds Beverly Hills plastic surgeon John Minoli (44) at Las Vegas City Hall
Dec 26th - Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal (30) weds Shaunie Nelson at The Beverly Hills Hotel's Crystal Garden
Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal (Dec 26th) Dec 31st - Actress Rachel Griffiths (34) weds Australian artist Andrew Taylor (35) at Star of the Sea Chapel in Gardenvale, Australia
Dec 31st - Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne (54) weds TV host Sharon Osbourne (50) at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
Dec 31st - Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne (54) weds TV host Sharon Osbourne (50) at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
Divorces 1 - 3 of 3
Mar 1st - "12 Angry Men" actor Edward James Olmos (55) divorces "Sopranos" actress Lorraine Bracco (47) after 8 years of marriage
Oct 15th - Comedian Tom Green (30) divorces actress Drew Barrymore (26) due to irreconcilable differences after less than a year of marriage
Nov 25th - Academy Award-winning actor Nicolas Cage (38) divorces "Princess of Rock and Roll" Lisa Marie Presley (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 months of marriage
Deaths 1 - 100 of 354
Jan 1st - Julia Phillips, American film producer (b. 1944)
Jan 2nd - Armi Aavikko, Finnish singer (b. 1958)
Jan 3rd - Juan García Esquivel, Mexican band leader (b. 1918)
Jan 3rd - Freddy Heineken, Dutch beer executive (b. 1923)
Jan 7th - Avery Schreiber, American actor (b. 1935)
Jan 7th - Jon Lee, Welsh musician (Feeder) (b. 1968)
Jan 8th - Alexander Prochorow, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate (b. 1916)
Jan 8th - Dave Thomas, American fast food entrepreneur (b. 1932)
Jan 10th - W.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (b. 1909)
Jan 11th - Henri Verneuil, French playwright and film director (b. 1920)
Jan 11th - Struan Sutherland, Australian medical researcher (b. 1936)
Jan 12th - Stanley Unwin, South African comedian (b. 1911)
Jan 12th - Cyrus Vance, 57th U.S. Secretary of State (b. 1917)
Jan 13th - Ted Demme, American film director (b. 1963)
Jan 13th - Gregorio Fuentes, Cuban fisherman, reputed model for Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea (b. 1897)
Jan 13th - Frank Shuster, Canadian comedian (b. 1916)
Jan 15th - Steve Gromek, American baseball player (b. 1920)
Jan 16th - Robert Hanbury Brown, British-Australian astronomer and physicist (b. 1916)
Jan 16th - Michael Bilandic, Mayor of Chicago (b. 1923)
Jan 16th - Bobo Olson, American boxer (b. 1928)
Jan 16th - Eddie Meduza, Swedish composer (b. 1948)
Jan 16th - Ron Taylor, American actor (b. 1952)
Jan 17th - Bishop Karas, Sudanese-born American religious leader (b. 1955)
Jan 17th - Camilo Jose Cela, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
Jan 17th - Queenie Leonard, American actress (b. 1905)
Jan 20th - Carrie Hamilton, actress and singer (b. 1963)
Jan 21st - Peggy Lee, American singer (b. 1920)
Jan 22nd - Stanley Marcus, American business executive (b. 1905)
Jan 23rd - Pierre Bourdieu, French sociologist (b. 1930)
Jan 23rd - Paul Aars, American racecar driver (b. 1934)
Jan 23rd - Robert Nozick, American philosopher (b. 1938)
Jan 24th - Elie Hobeika, Lebanese Forces militia commander (b. 1956)
Jan 24th - Peter Gzowski, Canadian broadcaster, writer and reporter (b. 1934)
Jan 28th - Astrid Lindgren, Swedish author (b. 1907)
Jan 29th - Dick "Night Train" Lane, American football player (b. 1928)
Jan 29th - Harold Russell, Canadian-born actor (b. 1914)
Jan 31st - Francis Gabreski, American fighter pilot (b. 1919)
Feb 1st - Hildegard Knef, German actress, singer, and writer (b. 1925)
Feb 2nd - Paul Baloff, American singer (Exodus) (b. 1960)
Feb 2nd - Claude Brown, American writer (b. 1937)
Feb 4th - George Nader, American film and television actor (b. 1921)
Feb 6th - Max Perutz, Austrian molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1914)
Feb 7th - Jack Fairman, British racing driver (b. 1913)
Feb 8th - Joachim Hoffmann, German historian (b. 1930)
Feb 8th - Ong Teng Cheong, President of Singapore (b. 1936)
Feb 9th - Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom (b. 1930)
Feb 9th - Vicente Sardinero, Spanish baritone (b. 1937)
Feb 10th - Traudl Junge, Adolf Hitler's secretary (b. 1920)
Feb 10th - Dave Van Ronk, American folk singer/songwriter (b. 1936)
Feb 11th - Barry Foster, British actor (b. 1931)
Feb 11th - Frank Crosetti, baseball player (b. 1910)
Feb 13th - Waylon Jennings, American musician (b. 1937)
Feb 14th - Nándor Hidegkuti, Hungarian footballer (b. 1922)
Feb 15th - Howard K. Smith, American journalist (b. 1914)
Actor Kevin Smith (Feb 15th) Feb 15th - Kevin Smith, New Zealand actor (b. 1963)
Feb 16th - Walter Winterbottom, England football manager (b. 1913)
Feb 21st - Harold Furth, Austrian-born physicist (b. 1939)
Feb 21st - John Thaw, English actor (b. 1942)
Feb 22nd - Chuck Jones, American cartoonist (b. 1912)
Feb 22nd - Jonas Savimbi, Angolan rebel leader (b. 1934)
Feb 22nd - Roden Cutler, Australian diplomat and war hero (b. 1916)
Feb 22nd - Daniel Pearl, American journalist (b. 1963)
Feb 24th - Arthur Lyman, American jazz vibraphone and marimba player (b. 1932)
Feb 24th - Leo Ornstein, Russian-born composer and pianist (b. 1912)
Feb 26th - Lawrence Tierney, American actor (b. 1919)
Feb 27th - Spike Milligan, Irish comedian (b. 1918)
Feb 28th - Mary Stuart, American actress (b. 1926)
Feb 28th - Helmut Zacharias, German violinist (b. 1920)
Mar 3rd - Harlan Howard, American musician (b. 1927)
Mar 4th - Claire Davenport, English actress (b. 1933)
Mar 4th - Eric Flynn, British actor/singer (b. 1939)
Mar 4th - Elyne Mitchell, Australian author (b. 1913)
Mar 4th - Velibor Vasović, Yugoslavian footballer (b. 1939)
Mar 6th - Bryan Fogarty, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1969)
Mar 11th - James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
Mar 12th - Spyros Kyprianou, Cypriot politician (b. 1932)
Mar 12th - Jean-Paul Riopelle, Quebec painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
Mar 13th - Hans-Georg Gadamer, German philosopher (b. 1900)
Mar 14th - Cherry Wilder, New Zealand-born author (b. 1930)
Mar 17th - Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (b. 1911)
Mar 17th - Pat Weaver, American broadcast executive (b. 1908)
Mar 18th - R.A. Lafferty, American science fiction writer (b. 1914)
Mar 18th - Gösta Winbergh, Swedish tenor (b. 1943)
Mar 21st - Herman Talmadge, American politician (b. 1913)
Mar 23rd - Eileen Farrell, American soprano (b. 1920)
Mar 23rd - Ben Hollioake, English cricketer (b. 1977)
Mar 24th - César Milstein, Argentine scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1927)
Mar 25th - Kenneth Wolstenholme, English football commentator (b. 1920)
Mar 26th - Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe) (b. 1950)
Mar 27th - Milton Berle, American actor and comedian (b. 1908)
Actor Dudley Moore (Mar 27th) Mar 27th - Dudley Moore, British actor (b. 1935)
Mar 27th - Billy Wilder, American director (b. 1906)
Mar 29th - Rico Yan, Philippine Young Movie & TV Actor (b. 1975)
Mar 29th - Rachel Levy and Ayat al-Akhras, Israeli and Palestinian children
Mar 30th - Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Mother of the United Kingdom, dies at 101
Mar 31st - Barry Took, British comedian (b. 1928)
Apr 1st - Simo Hayha, Finnish marksman (b. 1905)
Apr 3rd - Fad Gadget, English singer and musician (b. 1956)
Apr 4th - Harry L. O'Connor, Czech film stuntman
Apr 5th - Layne Staley, American musician (Alice in Chains) (b. 1967)