Today in History for Year 2009
Events 1 - 81 of 81
Jan 1st - Slovakia officially adopts the Euro currency and becomes the sixteenth Eurozone country.
Jan 1st - 61 die in nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand.
Jan 1st - The government of the Republic of China adopts Hanyu Pinyin as its official Chinese romanization (before this time, the most commonly used was Tongyong Pinyin.
Jan 3rd - Israeli ground forces invade Gaza.
Jan 8th - A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit Costa Rica´s region of Volcan Poás, with an epicenter near Cinchona. It was caused by Varablanca-Angel fault.
Jan 15th - US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing into the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. All passengers and crew members survive.
Jan 20th - Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States' first African-American president
Jan 23rd - Dendermonde nursery attack occurred in Dendermonde, Belgium.
Jan 24th - Pope Benedict XVI rescinds the excommunications of four bishops consecrated without papal consent in 1988 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.
Jan 31st - In Kenya, at least 113 people are killed and over 200 injured following an oil spillage ignition in Molo, days after a massive fire at a Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi killed at least 25 people.
Feb 1st - Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is elected as the first female Prime Minister of Iceland, becoming the first openly gay Head of State in the modern world.
Feb 5th - The United States Navy guided missile cruiser Port Royal runs aground off Oahu, Hawaii, damaging the ship as well as a coral reef.
Feb 7th - Bushfires in Victoria left 173 dead in the worst natural disaster in Australia's history.
Feb 12th - Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes near Buffalo in the state of New York killing 50 people.
Feb 13th - Unix time passed 1,234,567,890 seconds February 13, 2009 at exactly 23:31:30 (UTC).
Feb 25th - BDR massacre in Pilkhana, Dhaka, Bangladesh. 74 People are being killed, including more than 50 Army officials, by Bangladeshi Boarder Guards inside its headquarter.
Mar 3rd - The Sri Lankan cricket team is attacked by terrorists while on their way to the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore for a Test match against Pakistan.
Mar 3rd - The building of the Historisches Archiv der Stadt Köln (Historical Archives) in Cologne, Germany, collapses.
Mar 4th - The International Criminal Court (ICC) issues an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur. Al-Bashir is the first sitting head of state to be indicted by the ICC since its establishment in 2002.
265th Pope Benedict XVI Mar 11th - Winnenden school shooting - 17 people are killed at a school in Germany.
Mar 22nd - Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska began erupting after a prolonged period of unrest.
Mar 27th - Situ Gintung, an artificial lake in Indonesia, fails killing at least 99 people.
Apr 1st - Croatia and Albania joined NATO
Apr 3rd - Australia formally adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Apr 5th - North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyŏngsŏng-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks.
Apr 6th - A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes near L'Aquila, Italy, killing at least 253.
Apr 7th - Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces.
Apr 12th - U.S. Navy rescues captain Richard Phillips, killing three pirates and capturing a fourth.
Apr 12th - President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian National Authority makes a courtesy phone call to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, restarting the Palestinian-Israeli dialogue
Apr 23rd - The gamma ray burst GRB 090423 it's observed for 10 seconds as the most distant object of any kind and also the oldest known object in the universe.
Apr 30th - Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Apr 30th - Failed attack on the Dutch Royal Family results in 7 deaths and 17 injured.
Apr 30th - The United Kingdom formally ends combat operations in Iraq.
May 1st - Same-sex marriage is legalized in Sweden.
May 11th - An American soldier in Iraq opened fire on a counseling center at Camp Liberty in Bagdhad, leaving 5 other US soldiers dead and 3 soldiers wounded.
May 18th - Sri Lankan Civil War: The LTTE are defeated by the Sri Lankan government, ending almost 26 years of fighting between the two sides.
May 19th - Sri Lanka announces victory in its 27 year war against the terrorist organisation, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
May 25th - North Korea allegedly tests its second nuclear device. Following the nuclear test, Pyongyang also conducted several missile tests bulding tensions in the international community.
Jun 1st - Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew were killed.
Jun 1st - General Motors files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.
Jun 11th - A Texas mother was hit by lightning while standing in her kitchen inside her Texas home. Witnesses say the lightning came through a light fixture and struck her chest and exited her foot. Her 9-year-old son franticly called 9-1-1 to save her life. She had to spend three days in the hospital.
Jun 12th - Protests in Iran following the presidential election.
Jun 12th - TSC: All television broadcasts in the United States switch from analog NTSC to digital ATSC transmission.
Jun 22nd - 2009 Washington Metro subway crash: Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C., USA, killing 9 and injuring over 80.
Jun 30th - Yemenia Flight 626 crashes off the coast of Moroni, Comoros killing 152 people and leaving 1 survivor
Jul 3rd - Mark II.5 Skytrain cars enter service in Metro Vancouver.
Jul 4th - The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public after 8 years, due to security reasons following the World Trade Center attacks.
Champion Tennis Player Roger Federer Jul 5th - Roger Federer wins a record 15th Grand Slam (tennis) in tennis, winning a five set match against Andy Roddick at Wimbledon.
Jul 5th - Ethnic rioting broke out in Ürümqi, Xinjiang, People's Republic of China
Jul 6th - Jadranka Kosor became first female Prime minister of Croatia.
Jul 15th - A 7.9 Magnitude earthquake registers 160km west of Invercargill, New Zealand, creating a small tsunami.
Jul 17th - Jakarta double bombings at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Hotels killed 9 people including 4 foreigners.
Jul 18th - Five members of one family are found murdered at Epping, New South Wales.
Jul 23rd - Mark Buehrle of the Chicago White Sox becomes the 18th pitcher to throw a perfect game in Major League Baseball history, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0.
Jul 30th - A bomb explodes in Palma Nova, Mallorca, killing 2 police officers. Basque separatist group ETA is believed to be responsible.
Aug 19th - A series of bombings in Baghdad, Iraq, kills 101 and injures 565 others.
Sep 5th - Denmark celebrates the first national flagday, in memory of the fallen Danes in international operations since 1948.
Sep 12th - The 9-12 Project organized multiple marches and demonstrations across the USA to protest government spending.
Sep 18th - The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast.
Sep 26th - Typhoon Ketsana (2009) hit the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, causing 700 fatalities.
Sep 28th - The military junta leading Guinea, headed by Captain Moussa Dadis Camara, sexually assaulted, killed and wounded protesters during a protest rally in a stadium called Stade du 28 Septembre.
Sep 29th - An 8.0 magnitude earthquake near the Samoan Islands causes a tsunami .
Oct 2nd - Rio de Janeiro is elected the host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.
Oct 4th - George Papandreou's Panhellenic Socialist Movement defeats Greece's governing New Democracy party in an electoral landslide.
Oct 9th - First lunar impact of the Centaur and LCROSS spacecrafts as part of NASA's Lunar Precursor Robotic Program.
Oct 10th - After having closed borders for about two hundred years, Armenia and Turkey sign protocols in Zurich, Switzerland to open their borders.
Oct 23rd - The United Nations "Rotterdam Rules" convention regulating international maritime carriage of goods is ratified with its twentieth signature.
Oct 24th - First International Day of Climate Action, organized with 350.org, a global campaign to address a claimed global warming crisis.
Oct 25th - The 25 October 2009 Baghdad bombings kills 155 and wounds at least 721.
Oct 28th - The 28 October 2009 Peshawar bombing kills 117 and wounds 213.
Oct 28th - NASA successfully launches the Ares I-X mission, the only rocket launch for its later-cancelled Constellation program.
Nov 1st - The inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is held at the Yas Marina Circuit.
Nov 5th - US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly killed 13 and wounded 43 at Fort Hood, Texas in the largest mass shooting ever at a US military installation.
Nov 9th - Joe Cada becomes the youngest champion of the World Series of Poker's main event.
Nov 23rd - The Maguindanao massacre occurs in Ampatuan, Maguindanao, Mindanao, Philippines
Nov 25th - Powerful storm brings 3 years worth of rain in 4 hours to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, sparking terrible floods known as the 2009 Jeddah Floods, which kill over 150 people and sweep thousands of cars away right in the middle of Hajj in the second largest city of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah.
Dec 8th - Bombings in Baghdad, Iraq kill 127 and injure 448.
Golfer Tiger Woods Dec 11th - Tiger Woods announced an indefinite leave from professional golf to focus on his marriage.
Dec 15th - Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner makes its maiden flight from Seattle, Washington.
Dec 25th - Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab unsuccessfully attempts a terrorist attack against the US while on board Northwest Airlines Flight 253
Dec 28th - 43 people die in a suicide bombing in Karachi, Pakistan, where Shia Muslims were observing the Day of Ashura.
Birthdays 1 - 2 of 2
Weddings 1 - 55 of 55
Jan 9th - High School Musical actress KayCee Stroh (24) weds Ben Higginson (24) at Salt Lake Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah
Jan 10th - "The Black Eyed Peas" singer Fergie (33) weds actor Josh Duhamel (36) at Church Estate Vineyards in Malibu, California
Jan 31st - "Stay" singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb (40) weds Late Night with Conan O'Brien music supervisor Roey Hershkovitz (30) at Manhattan restaurant in New York City
Feb 6th - "The L Word" actress Sarah Shahi (29) weds actor Steve Howey (31) in Las Vegas, Nevada
Feb 7th - Actress and skating champ Kristy Swanson (39) weds 1993 World Pair Skater Champion Lloyd Eisler (45) at The Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California
Feb 14th - Actress Salma Hayek (42) weds French billionaire and PPR CEO Francois-Henri Pinault (46) in Paris
Feb 14th - Victoria's Secret Angel model Adriana Lima (31) weds NBA player Marko Jaric (33) in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Feb 20th - "Dog The Bounty Hunter" actress Lyssa Chapman (21) weds Brahman Galanti (35) at Lanikuhonua at Ko Olina in Oahu, Hawaii
Feb 26th - Supermodel Gisele Bundchen (32) weds NFL New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (35) at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica
Mar 11th - Actress and singer Mandy Moore (28) weds alt-country/rock singer-songwriter Ryan Adams (37) Savannah, Georgia
Mar 19th - Talk show host David Letterman (61) weds longtime girlfriend Regina Lasko (48) at a civil ceremony in Choteau, Montana
Mar 21st - Star of Die Hard film Bruce Willis (52) weds model and actress Emma Heming (29) in Turks and Caicos Islands
Mar 21st - British songbird who soared to the top of the charts with her hit "Unwritten" Natasha Bedingfield (27) weds California businessman Matthew Robinson at Church Estate Vineyard's in Malibu, California
Mar 22nd - "The Wonder Years" actress Danica McKellar (36) weds composer Mike Verta (36) at St. James by the Sea Episcopal Church in La Jolla, California
Apr 11th - Tennis player champion Roger Federer (27) weds former WTA tennis player Miroslava Vavrinec (31) in Basel, Switzerland
Apr 17th - World's no. 1 professional tennis player Andy Roddick (29) weds fashion model and actress Brooklyn Decker (25) in Austin, Texas
Apr 25th - TV personality Spencer Pratt (28) weds media personality and singer Heidi Montag (25) at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pasadena
May 1st - Olympic swimmer gold medalist Amanda Beard (27) weds photographer Sacha Brown (34) in Wakatobia, Indonesia
May 2nd - Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (32) weds film and stage actor Peter Sarsgaard (38) in a small chapel in Brindisi, Italy
Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal (May 2nd) May 4th - Two-time Tony winner singer-actress Bebe Neuwirth (50) weds Napa Valley's Destino vineyard founder Chris Calkins at the Players Club in New York
May 8th - Westlife singer Kian Egan (29) weds actress Jodi Albert (25) in Barbados
May 9th - "The O.C." actress Autumn Reeser (28) weds writer-director Jesse Warren (31) under a 200-year old oak tree at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California
May 15th - Former Bachelorette star Jen Schefft (32) weds Chicago's public relations executive Joe Waterman (35) at the Private Dining Rooms of Spiaggia in Chicago, Illinois
May 16th - Actress Jennifer Freeman (23) weds NBA guard Earl Watson (29) in Beverly Hills, California
Jun 6th - "Survivor: Gabon" castaway Matty Whitmore weds Jamie Mass at Malibou Lake Mountain Club in Malibu
Jun 9th - Boxing legend Mike Tyson (43) weds Lakiha Spicer (32) at La Bella Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
Jun 27th - "Playboy Playmate" model Kendra Wilkinson (24) weds NFL player beau Hank Baskett (26) at the Playboy Mansion in Bel Air, California
Jun 27th - Rocker Eddie Van Halen (54) weds publicist Janie Liszewski (39) at his seven-acre estate in the hills above Studio City, California
Jul 9th - "The Hot Chick" actress Anna Faris (32) weds actor Chris Pratt (30) in a small ceremony in Bali, Indonesia
Jul 11th - "Step Up" actor Channing Tatum (32) weds actress Jenna Dewan (31) at Church Estate Vineyards in Malibu, California
Jul 11th - "Rushmore" actor Jason Schwartzman (30) weds fashion designer Brady Cunningham in San Fernando Valley
Jul 11th - WWE star John Cena (32) weds Liz Huberdeau in Boston, Massachusetts
Jul 11th - Actor and film director Robert Redford (71) weds artist Sibylle Szaggars (51) at the luxurious Louis C. Jacob Hotel in Hamburg, Germany
Jul 25th - "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" actor Marc Blucas (37) weds journalist Ryan Haddon (38) in Erie, Pennsylvania
Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg (Aug 1st) Aug 1st - Fashion model Rhea Durham (34) weds actor and producer Mark Wahlberg (41) at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Beverly Hills
Aug 1st - "Heroes" actress Ali Larter (33) weds stand-up comedian and actor Hayes MacArthur (32) in Kennebunkport, Maine
Aug 1st - Actress-comedian Mary Lynn Rajskub (38) weds personal trainer Matthew Rolph in an impromptu wedding in Las Vegas
Aug 8th - International opera group Il Divo singer David Miller weds singer and theater actress Sarah Joy Kabanuck in New York City
Aug 15th - Charmed actress Alyssa Milano (39) weds CAA agent David Bugliari in Bernardsville, New Jersey
Aug 22nd - Actress and model Milla Jovovich (36) weds film director Paul W. S. Anderson (47) in Beverly Hills, California
Sep 4th - Singer and actress Christina Milian (27) weds singer-songwriter The-Dream (31) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
Sep 12th - Platinum-selling rock band "3 Doors Down" lead singer Brad Arnold weds horseback rider Jennifer Sanderford in Escatawpa, Mississippi
Sep 18th - Grammy-winning rock-folk singer Lucinda Williams (56) weds manager Tom Overby at First Avenue in Minneapolis
Sep 19th - "500 Days of Summer" actress Zooey Deschanel (29) weds "Death Cab for Cutie" singer Ben Gibbard (33) in Seattle, Washington
Sep 26th - Actress and model Jaime Pressly (35) weds entertainment lawyer Simran Singh (33) at Dick Clark estate in Malibu
Sep 26th - "Half and Half" actress Essence Atkins (37) weds football free safety Jaime Mendez (38) at Ambassador Mansion and Gardens in Pasadena, California
Sep 26th - "American Idol" runner-up Justin Guarini (30) weds Reina Capodici (27) at a private estate in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Sep 27th - Businesswoman and TV personality Khloe Kardashian (28) weds NBA basketball forward Lamar Odom (32) in Beverly Hills, California
Sep 29th - American Idol's first runner-up Justin Guarini (30) weds Reina Capodici (27) in Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Actress Milla Jovovich (Aug 22nd) Oct 11th - "Mad Men" vixen Christina Hendricks (37) weds actor Geoffrey Arend (34) at the couple's favorite Il Buco restaurant in New York City
Oct 25th - Socialite Ivanka Trump (27) weds New York Observer owner Jared Kushner (28) at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey
Nov 2nd - "Sex and the City" actor Ron Livingston (41) weds actress Rosemarie DeWitt (34) in San Francisco
Nov 8th - "The Practice" actress Marla Sokoloff (29) weds composer Alec Puro (34) at Il Cielo restaurant
Nov 14th - "Kings of Leon" drummer Nate Followill (33) weds singer Jessie Baylin (25) at the Wolf Den Farm in Brentwood, Tennessee
Dec 19th - Actor-singer Kevin Jonas (22) weds Danielle Deleasa (23) at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York
Divorces 1 - 9 of 9
Mar 20th - "Dawson's Creek" actor Kerr Smith (37) divorces actress Harmoni Everett (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 6 years of marriage
Jun 5th - "Lost" actress Emilie de Ravin (27) divorces actor Josh Janowicz (27) after three years of marriage
Jun 9th - Elizabeth Watson (39) divorces Major League Baseball outfielder Barry Bonds (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage
Jun 19th - "Malcolm in the Middle" actress Jane Kaczmarek (53) divorces actor Bradley Whitford (49) after 16 years of marriage
Jul 6th - Actress Rachael Bella (25) divorces "Terminator 2" actor Eddie Furlong (31) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
Aug 24th - American actor Eddie Cibrian (36) divorces TV personality Brandi Glanville (35) due to irreconcilable differences
Aug 28th - Blake Fielder-Civil (27) divorces Grammy award-winning singer Amy Winehouse (25) due to adultery after 2 years of marriage
Sep 8th - '90s pop sensation singer Peter Andre (36) divorces glamour model Katie Price (31) due to unreasonable behaviour after 3 years of marriage
Nov 4th - R&B singer Usher (30) divorces hair stylist and wardrobe stylist Tameka Foster (38) due to irretrievably broken marriage after 2 years of marriage
Deaths 1 - 100 of 360
Jan 1st - Claiborne Pell, U.S. senator (b. 1918)
Jan 1st - Nizar Rayan, Hamas leader (b. 1962)
Jan 2nd - Maria de Jesus, Portuguese supercentenarian (b. 1893)
Jan 3rd - Pat Hingle, American actor (b. 1924)
Jan 3rd - Ulf G. Lindén, Swedish entrepreneur (b. 1937)
Jan 3rd - Hisayasu Nagata, Japanese politician (b. 1969)
Jan 4th - Giselle Salandy, Trinidad & Tobago female boxer (b. 1987)
Jan 5th - Ned Tanen, American movie executive (b. 1931)
Jan 6th - Ron Asheton, The Stooges guitarrist (b. 1948)
Jan 8th - Richard John Neuhaus, Canadian-American Christian writer and editor (b. 1936)
Jan 9th - T. Llew Jones, Welsh author (b. 1915)
Jan 10th - William Frederick "Bill" Stone, British World War I veteran (b. 1900)
Jan 11th - David Vine, British sports broadcaster (b. 1936)
Jan 12th - Claude Berri, French movie director (b. 1934)
Jan 12th - Arne Næss, Norwegian philosopher (b. 1912)
Jan 13th - Doña Mary Ejercito, Filipino supercentarian, mother of Joseph Ejercito Estrada (b. 1905)
Jan 13th - Patrick McGoohan, American actor (b. 1928)
Jan 13th - Mansour Rahbani, Lebanese composer and lyricist (b. 1925)
Jan 13th - Nancy Bird Walton, Australian aviator (b. 1915)
Jan 13th - William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet under the pseudonym S. S. Gardons (b. 1926)
Jan 14th - Jan Kaplický, British architect of Czech origin (b. 1937)
Jan 14th - Ricardo Montalbán, Mexican actor (b. 1920)
Jan 16th - Joe Erskine, American boxer and long distance runner (b. 1930)
Jan 16th - John Mortimer, British barrister, screenwriter and author. (b. 1923)
Jan 16th - Andrew Wyeth, American realist painter (b. 1917)
Jan 17th - Anders Isaksson, Swedish journalist, writer, and historian (b. 1943)
Jan 18th - Tony Hart, British artist and TV presenter (b. 1925)
Jan 18th - Grigore Vieru, Romanian poet (b. 1935)
Jan 18th - Bob May, American actor (b. 1939)
Jan 20th - Stéphanos II Ghattas, Patriarch Emeritus of Alexandria for the Coptic Catholic Church (b. 1920)
Jan 20th - Stan Hagen, Canadian politician (b. 1940)
Jan 20th - David Newman, American jazz musician, nicknamed "Fathead" (b. 1933)
Jan 20th - Sheila O'Nions Walsh (aka Sheila Walsh, Sophie Leyton), English romance writer (b. 1928)
Jan 22nd - Billy Werber, American baseball player (b. 1908)
Jan 23rd - Robert W. Scott, American politician, governor of North Carolina (b. 1929)
Jan 24th - Reg Gutteridge, British Boxing Journalist (b. 1924)
Jan 24th - Kay Yow, North Carolina State Univ. women's basketball head coach (b. 1942)
Jan 24th - Gérard Blanc, French singer (b. 1947)
Jan 25th - Kim Manners, American television producer and director (b. 1951)
Jan 27th - John Updike, American Novelist (b. 1932)
Jan 27th - R. Venkataraman, 8th President of India (b. 1910)
Jan 28th - Billy Powell, American musician (b. 1952)
Jan 29th - Hélio Gracie, Brazilian martial artist (b. 1913)
Jan 29th - John Martyn, Scottish singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
Jan 29th - Bill Frindall, English cricket scorer and statistician (b. 1939)
Jan 30th - Ingemar Johansson, Swedish heavyweight professional boxing champion of the world (b. 1932)
Jan 31st - Nagesh, Indian comedian actor in Kollywood (b. 1933)
Feb 3rd - Sheng-yen, Buddhist monk and founder of Dharma Drum Mountain. (b. 1930)
Feb 4th - Lux Interior, Frontman of the garage rock band The Cramps (b. 1946)
Feb 7th - Brian Naylor (broadcaster), Australian television presenter (b. 1931)
Feb 8th - Marian Cozma, Romanian handball player (b. 1982)
Feb 9th - Eluana Englaro, an Italian woman who lived in a persistent vegetative state for 17 years (b. 1970)
Feb 10th - Jeremy Lusk, American freestyle motocross racer (b. 1984)
Feb 11th - Estelle Bennett, American singer (b. 1941)
Feb 14th - Sir Bernard Ashley, Welsh businessman and entrepreneur. (b. 1926)
Feb 15th - Joe Cuba, Puerto-Rican musician (b. 1931)
Feb 15th - Dr. Diether H. Haenicke, university president (b. 1935)
Feb 16th - Stephen Cardinal Kim Sou-hwan, Korean Cardinal, Protopriest of the Holy Roman Church (b. 1921)
Feb 17th - Gazanfer Özcan, Turkish actor (b. 1931)
Feb 17th - Conchita Cintrón, Chilean bullfighter (b. 1922)
Feb 18th - Al-Tayyib Salih, Sudanese novelist and columnist (b. 1929)
Feb 19th - Kelly Groucutt, Bass guitarist and singer for the band Electric Light Orchestra (b.1945)
Feb 19th - Miika Tenkula, Finnish guitarist for the band Sentenced (b.1974)
Feb 20th - Larry H. Miller, American businessman and owner of the Utah Jazz (b. 1944)
Feb 25th - Ivan Cameron, son of David Cameron UK politician
Feb 26th - Wendy Richard, English actress (b. 1943)
Feb 26th - Norm Van Lier, Basketball player and broadcaster (b. 1947)
Feb 26th - Johnny Kerr, Basketball player and Chicago Bulls broadcaster (b. 1932)
Feb 28th - Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster (b. 1918)
Mar 2nd - João Bernardo "Nino" Vieira, President of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1939)
Mar 2nd - Chris Finnegan, British Olympic Boxing Gold Medallist (b. 1944)
Mar 4th - Joseph Bloch, American concert pianist and professor of piano literature (b. 1917)
Mar 4th - John Cephas, American Piedmont blues guitarist (b. 1930)
Mar 4th - Yvon Cormier, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1938)
Mar 4th - Patricia De Martelaere, Flemish writer (b. 1957)
Mar 4th - Horton Foote, American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Academy Award-winning screenwriter (b. 1916)
Mar 4th - George McAfee, former American football player (b. 1918)
Mar 4th - Harry Parkes, English footballer (b. 1920)
Mar 4th - Salvatore Samperi, Italian film director (b 1944)
Mar 4th - Triztán Vindtorn, Norwegian poet and performance artist (b. 1942)
Mar 6th - Francis Magalona, Filipino media artist and photographer. (b. 1964)
Mar 6th - Susan Tsvangirai, wife of Morgan Tsvangirai (b. 1959)
Mar 7th - Jang Ja-yeon, South Korean actress (b. 1982)
Mar 8th - Ali Bongo, President of the Magic Circle (b.1929)
Mar 8th - Zbigniew Religa, Minister of Health of the Republic of Poland (b. 1938)
Mar 11th - Charles Lewis, Jr., American businessman, promoter and entertainer
Mar 13th - Andrew Martin, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1975)
Mar 13th - Betsy Blair, American actress of film and stage, (b. 1923)
Mar 13th - James Purdy, American author, dies at 94
Mar 14th - Alain Bashung, French singer, songwriter, comedian and actor. (b. 1947)
Mar 14th - Altovise Davis, American entertainer, best known as Sammy Davis, Jr.'s third wife. (b. 1943)
Mar 15th - Ron Silver, American actor (b. 1946)
Mar 17th - Clodovil Hernandes, Brazilian politician and TV host (b. 1937)
Actress Natasha Richardson (Mar 18th) Mar 18th - Natasha Richardson, English actress (b. 1963)
Mar 19th - Ion Dolănescu, Romanian singer and politician (b. 1944)
Mar 20th - Mel Brown, American/Canadian Blues Guitarist (b. 1939)
Mar 21st - Walt Poddubny, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1960)
Mar 22nd - Leon Walker, Wakefield Wildcats Rugby Player (b. 1988)
Mar 22nd - Jade Goody, Reality TV Star and Entrepreneur
Mar 23rd - Raúl Macías, A famous Mexican boxer (b. 1934)