Today in History for Year 2004
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Events 1 - 100 of 207
Jan 1st - In a vote of confidence, General Pervez Musharraf wins 658 out of 1,170 votes in the Electoral College of Pakistan, and according to Article 41(8) of the Constitution of Pakistan, was "deemed to be elected" to the office of President until October 2007.
Jan 2nd - Stardust successfully flies past Comet Wild 2, collecting samples that it will return to Earth two years later.
Jan 3rd - Flight 604, a Boeing 737 owned by Flash Airlines, an Egyptian airliner, plunges into the Red Sea, killing all 148 people on board.
Jan 3rd - After hosting the show for over 30 years, Casey Kasem gives up the hosting duties of "American Top 40" to Ryan Seacrest
Jan 4th - Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC.
Jan 6th - Costas Simitis announces his resignation as president of the Panhellenic Socialist Movement in Greece.
Jan 8th - The RMS Queen Mary 2, the largest passenger ship ever built, is christened by her namesake's granddaughter, Queen Elizabeth II.
Disc jockey and actor Casey Kasem Jan 11th - "4th and 26", trailing the Green Bay Packers by 3 in the NFC Divisional Playoff Game, the Philadelphia Eagles faced 4th and 26 on their final drive, when Donovan McNabb hit Freddie Mitchell for 29 yards. The Eagles would tie the game and go on to win in overtime
Jan 11th - 30th People's Choice Awards: Mel Gibson & Julia Roberts win (Dramatic Motion Picture) and Ray Romano & Jennifer Aniston win (TV)
Jan 12th - The world's largest ocean liner, RMS Queen Mary 2, makes its maiden voyage.
Jan 14th - The national flag of Georgia, the so-called "five cross flag", was restored to official use after a hiatus of some 500 years.
Jan 21st - Canada: The residence of reporter Juliet O'Neill is searched by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) investigating leaks concerning the deportation of Maher Arar.
Actress Julia Roberts Jan 21st - NASA's MER-A (the Mars Rover Spirit) ceases communication with mission control. The problem lies with Flash Memory management and is fixed remotely from Earth on February 6.
Jan 25th - Opportunity rover (MER-B) lands on surface of Mars.
Jan 26th - President Hamid Karzai signs the new constitution of Afghanistan.
Jan 26th - A whale explodes in the town of Tainan, Taiwan. A build-up of gas in the decomposing sperm whale is suspected of causing the explosion.
Feb 1st - 251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
Feb 1st - Janet Jackson's breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to FCC censorship guidelines.
NFL Quarterback Tom Brady Feb 1st - Super Bowl XXXVIII: New England Patriots beat Carolina Panthers, 32-29 at the Reliant Stadium MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB
Feb 5th - Twenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, England. Twenty-one bodies are recovered.
Feb 5th - Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
Feb 8th - 46th Grammy Awards: Clocks, Evanescence wins
Feb 8th - NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 55-52
Feb 12th - The city of San Francisco, California begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in response to a directive from Mayor Gavin Newsom.
Feb 13th - The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics discovers the universe's largest known diamond, white dwarf star BPM 37093.
Feb 14th - In a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal water park collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.
Feb 16th - The Pittsburgh Penguins lose their 12th consecutive home game, a NHL record
Feb 18th - Up to 295 people, including nearly 200 rescue workers, die near Neyshabur in Iran when a run-away freight train carrying sulfur, petrol and fertiliser catches fire and explodes.
MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux Feb 18th - Greg Maddux signs with the Chicago Cubs, the team he began his career with
Feb 19th - Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal is awarded an honorary knighthood in recognition of a "lifetime of service to humanity."
Feb 21st - The first European political party organization, the European Greens, is established in Rome.
Feb 26th - Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Feb 26th - The United States lifts a ban on travel to Libya, ending travel restrictions to the nation that had lasted for 23 years.
Feb 27th - Former BPMC general secretary Ordrick Samuel launches a new party in Barbuda, Barbudans for a Better Barbuda.
Feb 27th - A bombing of a Superferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines worst terrorist attack kills 116.
Feb 28th - Over 1 million Taiwanese participating in the 228 Hand-in-Hand Rally form a 500-kilometre (300-mile) long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947
Feb 28th - 24th Golden Raspberry Awards: Gigli wins
Feb 29th - Jean-Bertrand Aristide resigns as President of Haiti following popular rebel uprising.
Actress Charlize Theron Feb 29th - 76th Academy Awards - "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King," Sean Penn & Charlize Theron win
Mar 1st - Terry Nichols is convicted of state murder charges and being an accomplice to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
Mar 1st - Mohammed Bahr al-Uloum becomes President of Iraq.
Mar 2nd - Voters in the U.S. state of Georgia vote on a referendum concerning its Confederacy-derived flag.
Mar 2nd - War in Iraq: Al Qaeda carries out the Ashoura Massacre in Iraq, killing 170 and wounding over 500.
Mar 3rd - Belgian brewer Interbrew and Brazilian rival AmBev agreed to merge in a $11.2 billion deal that formed InBev, the world's largest brewer.
Mar 7th - New Democracy wins the national elections in Greece.
Mar 8th - A new constitution is signed by Iraq's Governing Council.
Mar 11th - Terrorists explode simultaneous bombs on Madrid's rail network ripping through a commuter train and rocking three stations, killing 190
Mar 12th - Roh Moo-hyun, President of South Korea is impeached by its national assembly for the first time in the nation's history.
Mar 15th - Announcement of the discovery of 90377 Sedna, the farthest natural object in the Solar system so far observed.
Mar 17th - Unrest in Kosovo results in more than 22 killed, 200 wounded, and the destruction of 35 Serb Orthodox shrines in Kosovo and two mosques in Belgrade and Nis.
Mar 19th - A truck and a bus crash head-on in Äänekoski, Finland. 24 people are killed and 13 injured.
Mar 19th - A Swedish DC-3 shot down by a Russian MiG-15 in the 1950s is finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the crew are left in place, pending further investigations.
Mar 19th - Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian is shot just before the country's presidential election on March 20.
Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper Mar 20th - Stephen Harper wins the leadership of the newly created Conservative Party of Canada, becoming the party's first leader.
Mar 20th - 18th Soul Train Music Awards: R. Kelly, Janet Jackson, Outkast & Beyoncé win
Mar 21st - In Malaysia, the 11th Federal and State elections are held, returning the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional to power with an increased majority.
Mar 22nd - Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist militant group Hamas, and bodyguards are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired Hellfire missiles.
Mar 23rd - Andhra Pradesh Federation of Trade Unions holds its first conference in Hyderabad, India.
R&B Singer R. Kelly Mar 27th - HMS Scylla, a decommissioned Leander class frigate, is sunk as an artificial reef off Cornwall, the first of its kind in Europe.
Mar 29th - Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia join NATO as full members.
Mar 29th - The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in the world to ban smoking in all work places, including bars and restaurants.
Mar 31st - In Fallujah, Iraq, 4 American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed and their bodies mutilated after being ambushed.
Apr 1st - Google introduces Gmail: the launch is met with scepticism on account of the launch date.
Apr 2nd - Islamist terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks attempt to bomb the Spanish high-speed train AVE near Madrid. Their attack is thwarted.
Apr 3rd - Islamic terrorists involved in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks are trapped by the police in their apartment and kill themselves.
Apr 6th - Rolandas Paksas becomes the first president of Lithuania to be peacefully removed from the post by impeachment.
Apr 8th - Darfur conflict: The Humanitarian Ceasefire Agreement is signed by the Sudanese government and two rebel groups.
Apr 8th - U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice testifies before the 9/11 Commission.
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Phil Mickelson Apr 11th - 68th Golf Masters Championship: Phil Mickelson wins, shooting a 279
Apr 13th - Barry Bonds hits his 661st career home run, passing Willie Mays on the all-time list
Apr 16th - The super liner Queen Mary 2 embarks on her first Transatlantic crossing, linking the golden age of ocean travel to the modern age of ocean travel.
Apr 20th - In Iraq, 12 mortars are fired on Abu Ghraib Prison by insurgents, killing 22 detainees and wounding 92.
Apr 21st - 38th CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards: Toby Keith, Shania Twain & Kenny Chesney wins
Apr 22nd - Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing up to 150 people.
Apr 24th - The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.
46th US Vice-President Dick Cheney Apr 29th - Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.
Apr 29th - Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.
Apr 30th - U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
May 1st - Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia join the European Union, celebrated at the residence of the Irish President in Dublin.
May 1st - 130th Kentucky Derby: Stewart Elliot aboard Smarty Jones wins in 2:04.06
May 2nd - Yelwa massacre of more than 630 nomad Muslims by Christians in Nigeria.
May 6th - The season finale of the sitcom Friends airs
May 9th - Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is killed in a land mine bomb blast under a VIP stage during a World War II memorial victory parade in Grozny, Chechnya.
May 14th - The Constitutional Court of South Korea overturns the impeachment of President Roh Moo-hyun.
May 15th - 130th Preakness: Stewart Elliott aboard Smarty Jones wins in 1:55.59
May 16th - The Day of Mourning at Bykivnia forest, just outside of Kiev, Ukraine. Here during 1930s and early 1940s communist bolsheviks executed over 100,000 Ukrainian civilians.
May 17th - Massachusetts becomes the first U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage
May 21st - Sherpa Pemba Dorjie climbs Mount Everest in 8 hours 10 minutes, breaking his rival Sherpa Lakpa Gelu's record from the previous year.
May 21st - Stanislav Petrov is awarded the World Citizen Award for averting a potential World War III in 1983.
May 22nd - The U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraska, is wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 miles wide. It also kills one local resident.
May 23rd - Part of Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport's Terminal 2E collapses, killing four people and injuring three others.
May 24th - North Korea bans mobile phones.
May 26th - The New York Times publishes an admission of journalistic failings, claiming that its flawed reporting and lack of skeptism towards sources during the buildup to the 2003 war in Iraq helped promote the belief that Iraq possessed large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction.
May 26th - The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
May 26th - 39th Academy of Country Music Awards: Toby Keith & Martina McBride wins
May 28th - The Iraqi Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, a longtime anti-Saddam Hussein exile, to become Prime Minister of Iraq's interim government.
May 29th - The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
May 29th - The Al-Khobar massacres in Saudi Arabia kill 22.
May 30th - Indianapolis 500: Buddy Rice wins in 3:14:55.2395 (222.923 km/h)
74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings Jun 2nd - Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!.
Birthdays 1 - 4 of 4
Weddings 1 - 59 of 59
Jan 1st - Singer Lou Rawls (71) weds Nina Malek Inman at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee
Pop Star Britney Spears (Jan 3rd) Jan 3rd - Singer Britney Spears (22) weds childhood pal Jason Allen Alexander in Las Vegas, Nevada
Jan 12th - Two-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski (44) weds ABC-TV correspondent Rebecca Rankin in Los Angeles
Jan 24th - Actress Selma Blair (31) weds producer Ahmet Zappa (29) at Carrie Fisher's mansion in Beverly Hills, California
Jan 24th - "Married ... With Children" actor David Faustino (33) weds actress Andrea Elmer (31) at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
Feb 26th - Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (41) weds marketing executive Kelli O'Donnell (36) in San Francisco, California
Feb 27th - Singer-actress Solange Knowles (18) weds Texas Southern University football player Daniel Smith at Old Bahama Bay Resort in Grand Bahama Island
Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell (Feb 26th) Mar 3rd - University of Miami star defensive tackle & probable NFL draft pick Vince Wilfork (22) weds Bianca Farinas at Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
Apr 2nd - Actress Jill Whelan (38) weds Michael Chaykowsky aboard the Caribbean Princess cruise ship in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Apr 4th - Latina singer Joy Enriquez (25) weds Grammy-winner Rodney Jerkins (26) at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel, California
Apr 24th - Prince Friso of Orange (35), 2nd son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands marries Mabel Wisse Smit (35) without formal permission of parliament.
Apr 24th - Model-actress Ali Landry (30) weds TV personality Mario Lopez (30) at the exclusive Las Alamandas resort outside Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Apr 29th - "Gentlemen's Agreement" Oscar Best Supporting Actress Celeste Holm (85) weds opera singer Frank Basile (41) in Manhattan
May 9th - "Underworld" director Len Wiseman (31) weds actress Kate Beckinsale (30) at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, California
May 14th - Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (35), eldest son of Margrethe II of Denmark and heir apprent, marries Mary Elizabeth Donaldson (32), at Copenhagen Cathedral
May 22nd - Felipe, Prince of Asturias, of the Spanish Royal Family weds Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano at The Almudena Cathedral in Madrid, Spain
May 23rd - Singer-guitarist Michelle Branch (21) weds musician Teddy Landau at Isla Pardito, Mexico
May 29th - "Party of Five" actor Scott Wolf (35) weds "Real World" cast member Kelley Limp at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas
Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez (Jun 5th) Jun 5th - Actress Jennifer Lopez (43) weds salsa artist Marc Anthony (42) in Beverly Hills, California
Jun 5th - Tennis player Ilie Nastase (57) weds fashion model Amalia Teodosescu
Jun 6th - "Trick Pony" lead singer Heidi Newfield (33) weds NFL agent Bill Johnson in Destin, Florida
Jun 20th - Former Dallas Cowboys running back Eddie George (30) weds R&B group "SWV" member Tamara Johnson (33) at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, New Jersey
Jul 2nd - Actress Mira Sorvino (36) weds actor Christopher Backus (23) in a private civil ceremony at the Santa Barbara Courthouse
Jul 3rd - Actress Tori Spelling (31) weds actor-writer Charlie Shanian (35) at her parents 56,000-square foot mansion in Bel Air, California
Tennis Player Ilie Nastase (Jun 5th) Jul 3rd - The Bachelor actor Bob Guiney (33) weds "All My Children" soap opera actress Rebecca Budig (31) in Long Lake, Michigan
Jul 4th - Hollywood star Julia Roberts (36) weds Danny Moder in Taos, New Mexico
Jul 4th - Actor Dennis Quaid (50) weds real estate agent Kimberly Buffington (32) at his 500-acre Montana ranch in Paradise Valley, Montana
Jul 10th - "The West Wing" actor Dule Hill (29) weds actress Nicole Lyn (26) in Montego Bay, Jamaica
Jul 24th - "The Calling" singer Alex Band (23) weds "Cleopatra 2525" actress Jennifer Sky (27) in West Palm Beach, Florida
Jul 24th - Former MSNBC news anchor Ashleigh Banfield (36) weds real estate financier Howard Gould (31) in Kenora, Ontario
Actor Nicolas Cage (Jul 30th) Jul 30th - Actor Nicolas Cage (40) weds Alice Kim (20) at a private ranch in Northern California
Jul 31st - "Ed" actor Tom Cavanagh (35) weds "Sports Illustrated" photo editor Maureen Grise (33) at a 19th-century, cedar-shingled Roman Catholic church in Nantucket, Massachusetts
Aug 7th - "The Wonder Years" actor Fred Savage (28) weds commercial real estate agent Jennifer Stone (31) in Los Angeles
Aug 14th - Actor Josh Brolin (36) weds actress Diane Lane (39) at his ninety-seven acre spread in San Luis Obispo, California
Aug 14th - "Dancing With The Stars" contestant and "Seinfeld" actor John O'Hurley (49) weds Lisa Mesloh at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California
Aug 15th - Fashion designer and socialite Nicky Hilton (21) weds businessman Todd Andrew Meister (33) at The Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
Actress Mariska Hargitay (Aug 28th) Aug 28th - "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress Mariska Hargitay (40) weds actor-writer Peter Hermann (37) at the Unitarian Society in Santa Barbara, California
Sep 3rd - "Baywatch" actress Gena Lee Nolin (32) weds NHL hockey player Cale Hulse (30) at the Royal Palms Resort in Phoenix, Arizona
Sep 4th - Rap singer Juvenile (29) weds Shadonna Jones at The Victory Fellowship Church in Metairie, Louisiana
Sep 9th - 'N Sync singer Joey Fatone (27) weds Kelly Baldwin (27) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York
Sep 18th - Pop star Britney Spears (22) weds rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (26) in Studio City, California
Sep 22nd - Race car driver Al Unser Jr (42) weds Gina Soto
Sep 24th - Former "Baywatch" actor Michael Bergin (35) weds makeup artist Joy Tilk (34) at Hanalei Bay Resort in Kauai, Hawaii
Actor Kevin Costner (Sep 25th) Sep 25th - Academy Award winning actor Kevin Costner (49) weds model and handbag designer Christine Baumgartner (30) at his 165-acre ranch in Aspen, Colorado
Oct 2nd - "Piano Man" singer-songwriter Billy Joel (55) weds television food critic and chef Katie Lee (23) at 15-acre waterfront estate in Centre Island, New York
Oct 2nd - "Married ... With Children" actress Katey Sagal (50) weds "The Shield" writer Kurt Sutter (42) in Los Feliz, California
Oct 5th - Professional golfer Tiger Woods (28) weds former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (24) at Sandy Lane Resort in St. James, Barbados
Oct 16th - Actor Marlon Brando's son Christian Brando (46) weds Deborah Presley at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz (Oct 28th) Oct 28th - Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz (61) weds professor Anya Schiffrin (41) at the Municipal Building in New York
Oct 29th - "Jackass" member Chris Pontius (30) weds Claire Nolan in Malibu
Oct 30th - Blink-182 pop punk band drummer Travis Barker (28) weds actress and First Runner Up Miss USA 1995 Shanna Moakler (29) at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California
Nov 13th - "The View" co-host Star Jones (42) weds banker Al Reynolds at St. Bartholomew's Church in New York City
Nov 23rd - "Penn and Teller" magician Penn Jillette (49) weds TV producer Emily Zolten at Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
Dec 23rd - CBS executive Les Moonves (55) weds CBS' "Early Show" co-host Julie Chen (34) on a private estate in Acapulco
Dec 26th - "Kill Bill" actress David Carradine (67) weds Annie Berman (43) at the seaside in Malibu
Dec 29th - Former X-Files Gillian Anderson (36) weds former journalist and documentary filmmaker Julian Ozanne (42) on Shella island in Lamu, Kenya
Dec 30th - Boston Red Sox centerfielder Johnny Damon (31) weds Michelle Mangan at Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Hotel in Orlando, Florida
Musician Daniel Johns (Dec 31st) Dec 31st - Australian pop diva Natalie Imbruglia (28) weds "Silverchair" frontman Daniel Johns (24) on a beach ceremony in Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
Dec 31st - English actor Terence Stamp (64) weds Elizabeth O'Rourke (23) in London
Divorces 1 - 10 of 10
Pop Star Britney Spears (Jan 4th)
Jan 4th - Britney Spears has her surprise marriage annulled less than 55 hours after tying the knot with childhood friend Jason Alexander at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas
Mar 30th - "Alias" actress Jennifer Garner (30) divorces actor Scott Foley (30) due to irreconcilable differences after nearly 4 years of marriage
Apr 26th - Model-actress Deborah Falconer (38) divorces actor Robert Downey Jr (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 12 years of marriage
Apr 27th - Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry files for divorce from her second husband, R&B singer Eric Benet, six months after the couple separated
May 12th - Model and actress Ali Landry divorces (30) "Saved by the Bell" actor Mario Lopez (30) due to infidelity only less than 2 weeks after getting married
Comedian Robert Downey Jr (Apr 26th) Jun 8th - "TLC" singer Tionne Watkins (34) divorces rapper Mack 10 (32) due to adultery after nearly 4 years of marriage
Jun 10th - Model-actress Ali Landry (30) divorces "Saved by the Bell" actor Mario Lopez (30) due to irreconcilable differences only 2 weeks after getting married
Oct 7th - Actress Andie MacDowell (46) divorces businessman Rhett Hartzog (45) after nearly three years of marriage
Nov 9th - Hotel heiress and fashion model Nicky Hilton (21) divorces businessman Todd Andrew Meister (33) due to bi-coastal relationship after nearly 3 months of marriage
Nov 19th - Singer Jermaine Jackson (49) divorces Alejandra Genevieve Oaziaza (35) after 9 years of marriage
Deaths 1 - 100 of 464
Jan 2nd - Jess Collins, American artist (b. 1923)
Jan 2nd - Lynn Cartwright, American actress (b. 1927)
Jan 3rd - Des Corcoran, Premier of South Australia (b. 1928)
Jan 3rd - Leon Wagner, American baseball player (b. 1934)
Jan 4th - John Toland, American historian (b. 1912)
Jan 4th - Joan Aiken, English author (b. 1924)
Jan 4th - Jake Hess, American singer (b. 1927)
Jan 4th - Jeff Nuttall, English writer (b. 1933)
Jan 4th - Brian Gibson (director), English film director (b. 1944)
Jan 5th - Tug McGraw, American baseball player, father of Tim McGraw (b. 1944)
Jan 6th - Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (b. 1921)
Jan 6th - Charles Dumas, American athlete (b. 1937)
Jan 6th - Pierre Charles, Prime Minister of Dominica (b. 1954)
Jan 7th - Ingrid Thulin, Swedish actress (b. 1926)
Jan 8th - John A. Gambling, American radio talk-show host (b. 1930)
Jan 9th - Norberto Bobbio, Italian philosopher (b. 1909)
Actor Spalding Gray (Jan 10th) Jan 10th - Spalding Gray, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1941)
Jan 10th - Alexandra Ripley, American author (b. 1934)
Jan 12th - Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
Jan 12th - Randy VanWarmer, American singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
Jan 13th - Arne Næss Jr., Norwegian mountain climber (b. 1937)
Jan 13th - Harold Shipman, British serial killer (b. 1946)
Jan 14th - Uta Hagen, American actress (b. 1919)
Jan 14th - Ron O'Neal, American actor (b. 1937)
Jan 14th - Valfar, Norwegian musician (Windir) (b. 1978)
Jan 16th - Kalevi Sorsa, Prime Minister of Finland (b. 1930)
Jan 17th - Harry Brecheen, American baseball player (b. 1914)
Jan 17th - Czeslaw Niemen, Polish musician (b. 1939)
Jan 17th - Ray Stark, American stage and film producer (b. 1915)
Jan 17th - Noble [Henry] Willingham, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger), dies at 72
Jan 19th - Harry E. Claiborne, American judge (suicide) (b. 1917)
Jan 19th - David Hookes, Australian cricketer and coach (b. 1955)
Jan 20th - Guinn Smith, American athlete (b. 1920)
Jan 21st - Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian writer (b. 1929)
Jan 22nd - Billy May, American composer and musician (b. 1916)
Jan 22nd - Thomas Mead, Australian politician and journalist (b. 1918)
Jan 22nd - Ann Miller, American actress and dancer (b. 1923)
Jan 23rd - Bob Keeshan, American actor (b. 1927)
Jan 23rd - Helmut Newton, German-born photographer (b. 1920)
Jan 24th - Leônidas da Silva, Brazilian footballer (b. 1913)
Jan 25th - Fanny Blankers-Koen, Dutch athlete (b. 1918)
Jan 25th - Miklós Fehér, Hungarian footballer (b. 1979)
Jan 26th - Fred Haas, American golfer (b. 1916)
Jan 27th - Jack Paar, American television show host (b. 1918)
Jan 27th - Salvador Laurel, Vice President of the Philippines (b. 1928)
Jan 28th - Lloyd M. Bucher, U.S. Navy officer (b. 1927)
Jan 28th - Don Cholito, Puerto Rican radio host (b. 1923)
Jan 28th - Elroy Hirsch, American football player (b. 1923)
Jan 28th - Don Stansauk, American professional wrestler (b. 1936)
Jan 28th - Joe Viterelli, American actor (b. 1937)
Jan 29th - M. M. Kaye, British writer (b. 1908)
Jan 29th - Janet Frame, New Zealand writer (b. 1924)
Jan 31st - Eleanor Holm, American swimmer (b. 1913)
Feb 1st - May O'Donnell, American modern dancer and choreographer (b. 1909)
Feb 2nd - Bernard McEveety, American film director (b. 1924)
Feb 3rd - Jason Raize, American musical theatre actor (b. 1975)
Feb 5th - John Hench, American animator (b. 1908)
Feb 8th - Julius Schwartz, American comic book and science fiction editor (b. 1915)
Feb 9th - Claude Ryan, Canadian newspaper director and politician (b. 1925)
Feb 10th - Guy Provost, Quebec actor (b. 1925)
Feb 11th - Shirley Strickland, Australian athlete (b. 1925)
Feb 13th - Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, Chechen leader (b. 1952)
Feb 14th - Marco Pantani, Italian cyclist (b. 1970)
Feb 15th - Jens Evensen, Norwegian minister and jurist (b. 1917)
Feb 15th - Jan Miner, American actress (b. 1917)
Feb 16th - Doris Troy, American singer (b. 1937)
Feb 17th - José López Portillo, President of Mexico (b. 1920)
Feb 18th - Jean Rouch, French filmmaker and ethnologist (b. 1917)
Feb 21st - Guido Molinari, Canadian artist (b. 1933)
Feb 21st - John Charles, Welsh footballer (b. 1931)
Feb 22nd - Andy Seminick, American baseball player (b. 1920)
Feb 22nd - Roque Máspoli, Uruguayan footballer (b. 1917)
Feb 23rd - Vijay Anand, Indian film director (b. 1934)
Feb 23rd - Carl Anderson, American singer (b. 1945)
Feb 23rd - Sikander Bakht, Governor of Kerala (b. 1918)
Feb 23rd - Don Cornell, American singer (b. 1919)
Feb 23rd - Carl Liscombe, Canadian hockey player (b. 1915)
Feb 24th - John Randolph, American actor (b. 1915)
Feb 25th - Donald Hings, Canadian inventor (b. 1907)
Feb 26th - Shankarrao Chavan, Indian politician (b. 1920)
Feb 26th - Adolf Ehrnrooth, Finnish general (b. 1905)
Feb 26th - Boris Trajkovski, President of the Republic of Macedonia (b. 1956)
Feb 27th - Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (b. 1910)
Feb 27th - Yoshihiko Amino, Japanese historians (b. 1928)
Feb 28th - Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, writer, and Librarian of Congress (b. 1914)
Feb 28th - Carmen Laforet, famed Spanish novelist
Feb 28th - Andres Nuiamäe, Estonian soldier (b. 1982)
Feb 29th - Jerome Lawrence, American playwright (b. 1915)
Mar 2nd - Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (b. 1916)
Mar 2nd - Marge Schott, American baseball team owner (b. 1928)
Mar 2nd - Cormac McAnallen, Northern Irish Gaelic footballer (b. 1980)
Mar 3rd - Cecily Adams, American actress and casting director (b. 1958)
Mar 4th - John McGeoch, Scottish musician (b. 1955)
Mar 4th - Claude Nougaro, French singer (b. 1929)
Mar 4th - George Pake, American physicist (b. 1924)
Mar 4th - Stephen Sprouse, American fashion designer (b. 1953)
Mar 5th - Walt Gorney, American actor (b. 1912)
Mar 6th - Frances Dee, American actress (b. 1909)
Mar 6th - Ray Fernandez, American professional wrestler (b. 1957)
Mar 7th - Paul Winfield, American actor (b. 1941)