Today in History for Year 2011
Events 1 - 63 of 63
Jan 8th - Attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills 6 and wounds 13, including Giffords
Jan 14th - Stampede near Sabarimala in Kerala, India kills 104 devotees and injures 100 more
Jan 14th - Ben Ali, former Tunisian president, fled the country to Saudi Arabia after popular protests (dubbed as Jasmine Revolution) requesting his departure.
Jan 15th - Wikipedia the free internet encyclopedia turns 10 years old
Jan 24th - At least 35 died and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport.
Jan 25th - Egyptian Revolution of 2011 begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt.
Jan 28th - Hundreds of thousands of protesters fill the Egyptian's streets against the Mubarak regime in demonstrations referred to as the "Friday of Anger"
Feb 3rd - All available blocks of IPv4 internet addresses are officially distributed to regional authorities.
Feb 11th - Egyptian Revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.
Feb 14th - The 2011 Bahraini uprising commenced.
Feb 15th - Libyan protests begin opposing Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi's rule
Feb 22nd - An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 181 people
Feb 24th - Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103).
Feb 25th - In the Irish general election, the Fianna Fáil-led government suffered the worst defeat of a sitting government since the formation of the Irish state in 1921.
Mar 9th - Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.
Mar 11th - An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.
Mar 12th - A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melts and explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan's earthquake.
Apr 1st - After protests against the burning of the Quran turned violent, a mob attacked a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and killed thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.
Apr 9th - A gunman murdered five people, injured eleven, and committed suicide in a mall in the Netherlands.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Apr 11th - Minsk Metro bombing
Apr 19th - Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title.
Apr 23rd - Zach Daniels defeated Rick Michaels to become the new TNT Heavyweight Champion.
Apr 25th - At least 300 people killed in deadliest tornado outbreak in the Southern United States since the 1974 Super Outbreak.
Apr 27th - The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak, in United States history.
May 1st - Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.
May 2nd - Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by the United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
May 2nd - The 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving more than 30 people dead and many others sick from the bacteria outbreak.
May 16th - Space shuttle Endeavour launches for its final commission in space
May 22nd - An EF5 Tornado strikes the US city of Joplin, Missouri killing at least 158 people, the single deadliest US tornado since modern record keeping began in 1950.
May 25th - Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Jun 13th - Christchurch, New Zealand is hit by another strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.3
Jul 7th - Roof of a stand in De Grolsch Veste Stadium in Enschede which was under construction collapsed, one killed and 14 injured.
Jul 8th - Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.
Jul 9th - South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey Jul 10th - British tabloid News of the World publishes its last edition after 168 years in the wake of a phone hacking scandal.
Jul 11th - Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846.
Jul 13th - Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130.
Jul 21st - NASA's Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135.
Jul 22nd - Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first being a bomb blast which targeted government buildings in central Oslo, the second being a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya.
Aug 5th - Svalbard Polar Bear Attack (2011) - a rogue Polar Bear attacks and kills a British schoolboy.
Aug 6th - A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38.
Aug 16th - Beginning of World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid
Aug 18th - The West Memphis Three are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment
Aug 23rd - Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi is overthrown after the National Transitional Council forces take control of Bab al-Azizia compound during the 2011 Libyan Civil War.
Aug 23rd - 5.8 earthquake occurrs in Mineral, Virginia felt as far north as Ontario and as far south as Atlanta, Georgia
Aug 26th - The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing's all-new composite airliner, receives certification from the EASA and the FAA
Sep 7th - Plane crash in Russia kills 43 people, including nearly the entire roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Kontinental Hockey League team
Sep 17th - Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zucotti Park, New York City.
Sep 20th - The United States ends its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.
Sep 22nd - CERN scientists announce their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light
Oct 15th - Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries.
Oct 15th - Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, Florida Opens. This is the world's largest Legoland theme park
Oct 18th - Gilad Shalit is released.
Oct 20th - The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Moatassem Gaddafi are killed shortly after the battle of Sirte (2011) while in the custody of NTC fighters.
Oct 23rd - A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.
Oct 27th - The Royal Australian Navy announces that they discovered the wreck of a World War II submarine in Simpson Harbour, Papua New Guinea during Operation RENDER SAFE - it is likely to be Japanese.
Oct 29th - Record-breaking snowstorm in the northeastern United States leaves nearly 2 million residents without power for more than 36 hours.
Oct 31st - The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations
Nov 8th - The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.
Nov 12th - Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy due, in large part, to the European sovereign debt crisis.
Nov 23rd - Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh Signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.
Nov 25th - Sudden violent storms strike southern Sri Lanka, killing 27 people and drowning many fishermen caught by surprise. Thousands of homes lose their roofs and several more sustain damage. Landslides along with flooding was reported on the mainland.
Nov 26th - 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.
Weddings 1 - 81 of 81
Jan 1st - Singer-songwriter Kellie Pickler (25) weds country music songwriter Kyle Jacobs (34) at the Jumby Bay Resort in Antigua
Jan 1st - Singer-songwriter Shania Twain (46) weds Swiss business executive Frederic Thiebaud in Rincon, Puerto Rico
Jan 1st - "Hot in Cleveland" star Valerie Bertinelli weds financial planner Tom Vitale at their home in Malibu, California
Jan 2nd - Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer (34) weds author Neil Gaiman (50) in Berkley, California
Jan 14th - "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actor James Marsters (48) weds longtime girlfriend Patricia Rahman in Los Angeles
Jan 15th - PGA golfer Hunter Mahan (28) weds former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Kandi Harris in Dallas, Texas
Jan 30th - "Chuck" actress Sarah Lancaster (30) weds attorney Matthew Jacobs in Southern California
Feb 16th - Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati (36) weds Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe (2000) Lara Dutta (32) at Bandra, Mumbai
Feb 25th - Actor and comedian Kelsey Grammer (57) weds Kayte Walsh (29) at the Longacre Theater in Manhattan, New York
Feb 26th - Musician Cisco Adler (32) weds model Barbara Stoyanoff (30) at Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes
Mar 26th - Oscar winning actress Reese Witherspoon (36) weds talent agent Jim Toth (34) at Libbey Ranch in Ojai, California
Mar 31st - Italian Canadian singer Michael Buble (35) weds actress and model Luisana Lopilato (23) in Buenos Aires
Apr 2nd - Former Alias star Michael Vartan (42) weds Lauren Skaar at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California
Apr 2nd - Grammy Awarded singer Michael Buble (34) weds Argentine actress-model Luisana Lopilato (22) at Villa Maria Paz private mansion near Buenos Aires, Argentina
Apr 17th - Actress and model Torrey Devitto (26) weds actor Paul Wesley (28) in New York
Apr 20th - "Hollywood Confidential" radio host Leeza Gibbons (54) weds Steven Fenton (41) at the rooftop of the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills
Apr 22nd - American actor Eddie Cibrian (37) weds American country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes (28) at a private home in California
Apr 29th - Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.
Apr 30th - Actor Lorenzo Lamas (53) weds model Shawna Craig at Casa Dorada Resort in Cabo, San Lucas
Duchess of Cambridge & Wife of Prince William Kate Middleton (Apr 29th) May 7th - "The Amazing Race" winners Meghan Rickey and Cheyne Whitney marry at the Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego
May 12th - Victoria's Secret model Lily Aldridge (25) weds Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill (29) at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California
May 14th - Country singer Blake Shelton (34) weds singer Miranda Lambert (27) at Don Strange Ranch in Boerne, Texas
May 15th - Actress Tamera Mowry (32) weds Fox News Correspondent Adam Housley (39) at Villagio Inn & Spa in Napa, California
May 20th - Actor Doug Hutchison (51) weds country singer Courtney Stodden (16) in Las Vegas, Nevada
May 21st - TV actress Sara Rue (33) weds Kevin Price (35) at Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades, California
May 22nd - R&B singer Keyshia Cole (28) weds NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Daniel Gibson (25) in Cleveland, Ohio
May 28th - Former American beauty queen Candice Crawford (24) weds Dallas Cowboys football quarterback Tony Romo (31) at Arlington Hall in Dallas, Texas
May 28th - Actress and former "Clean House" host Niecy Nash (41) weds electrical engineer Jay Tucker at the Church Estate Vineyard in Malibu
Jun 11th - Recording artist Lily Allen (26) weds Sam Cooper (32) at St. James The Great church in Gloucestershire, England
Jun 18th - British peer and brother of Princess Diana Charles Spencer (47) weds Canadian social entrepreneur and former model Karen Gordon (39) at Althorp House in Northamptonshire
Jun 18th - Reality TV Personality Toya Carter (27) weds "The Deal" TV host Mickey Wright in Atlanta
Jun 22nd - British actor best known as British secret agent "James Bond" Daniel Craig (43) weds film and theatre actress Rachel Weisz (41) at a private ceremony in New York
Jun 27th - Actress America Ferrera (28) weds actor and director Ryan Piers Williams (31) in New York
Jul 1st - English model Kate Moss (37) weds English guitarist Jamie Hince (42) at St. Peter's Church, Southrop in Gloucestershire
Actress Rachel Weisz (Jun 22nd) Jul 2nd - Charlene Princess of Monaco (33) weds Prince Albert II of Monaco (53) at the Church of St Devote of Monaco
Jul 9th - NBA Charlotte Bobcats forward Tyrus Thomas (24) weds long-term girlfriend Jaime Collins at Louisiana
Jul 15th - American TV personality and host Vanessa Minnillo (30) weds American singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (37) at Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island in British Virgin Islands
Jul 15th - Former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy (44) weds Amy Petitgout in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
Jul 23rd - "Pittsburgh Steelers" quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (29) weds Ashley Harlan at Christ Church of Grove Farm in Ohio Township
Jul 30th - Granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and British equestrian Zara Phillips (30) weds England rugby player Mike Tindall (32) at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland
Aug 8th - Fashion designer Michaek Kors (51) weds Lance Le Pere in Southampton, New York
Aug 12th - Actress and model Brooke Burke (40) weds singer/actor David Charvet (39) in St. Barthelemy, Guadeloupe
Aug 13th - "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd (44) weds TV writer Lamar Sally at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, Illinois
Aug 16th - Fashion designer Michael Kors (51) weds Lance LePere in Southampton, New York
Aug 18th - American Idol's first-ever blind finalist Scott MacIntyre (26) weds Christina Teich in Scottsdale, Arizona
Aug 20th - Socialite and model Kim Kardashian (30) weds basketball player Kris Humphries (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California
Aug 27th - Oscar winner Sofia Coppola (41) weds vocalist of French indie rock band "Phoenix" Thomas Mars at the family villa, Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy
Aug 27th - British heiress Petra Ecclestone (22) weds entrepreneur James Stunt at Orsini Odescalchi Castle near City of Rome
Aug 27th - Lisa Vanderpump's daughter Pandora Vanderpump (24) weds Jason Sabo in Beverly Hills
Daughter of Princess Anne Zara Phillips (Jul 30th) Sep 3rd - English DJ and musician Mark Ronson (36) weds french actress Josephine De La Baume (27) in Aix-en-Provence, France
Sep 4th - Fashion model and designer Lauren Bush (28) weds David Lauren (40), son of fashion designer Ralph Lauren at the 17,000 acre farm in Colorado
Sep 10th - Actress Amy Smart (36) weds TV personality and model Carter Oosterhouse (35) in Traverse City, Michigan
Sep 17th - Actor and film producer David Clayton Rogers (34) weds actress/dancer Sally Pressman (31) at Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California
Sep 17th - Actress Sally Pressman (30) weds actor David Clayton Rogers (33) at Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California
Sep 24th - Model and actress Molly Sims (38) weds film producer Scott Stuber at Frank Caferatta Vineyards in Napa, California
Sep 30th - Paramore bassist Jeremy Davis (26) weds TV host and actress Kathryn Camsey in Las Vegas
Oct 1st - Rock bassist Gene Simmons (62) weds actress and model Shannon Tweed (55) at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California
Oct 2nd - Canadian stand-up comedian and actor Seth Rogen (30) weds screenwriter Lauren Miller at Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, California
Oct 9th - Musician Paul McCartney (69) weds New Yorker Nancy Shevell (51) in a civil ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall, London
Oct 9th - TV personality Layla Kayleigh (22) weds Radio Talk Show Host/DJ Steve Covino (36) in Las Vegas, Nevada
Oct 13th - Queen consort of Bhutan Jetsun Pema (21) weds Dragon King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck (31) at Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan
Oct 15th - "Charmed" TV actress Shannen Doherty (40) weds photographer Kurt Iswarienko (37) in Malibu
Oct 16th - Actress, screenwriter and model Nikki Reed (24) weds singer-songwriter Paul McDonald (27) at a private ranch in Malibu, California
Oct 18th - Actress, model and singer Bijou Phillips (32) weds actor and disc jockey Danny Masterson (36) at a private castle in Ireland
Comedian/Actor Robin Williams (Oct 22nd) Oct 22nd - Actor and comedian Robin Williams (60) weds graphic designer Susan Schneider at the luxurious Meadow Wood Resort in the Napa Valley town of St. Helena, California
Oct 22nd - "The Bachelorette" TV personality DeAnna Pappas (29) weds Stephen Stagliano (27) in Georgia
Oct 22nd - Former US Senator John Edwards's daughter Cate Edwards (29) weds Trevor Upham (30) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Oct 29th - Actress Eva Amurri (26) weds former Major League Soccer player Kyle Martino (31) in Charleston, South Carolina
Nov 11th - Actor and comedian Kenan Thompson (33) weds model Christina Evangeline at George Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 11th - TV personality Kim Zolciak (33) weds Atlanta Falcons football player Kroy Biermann (26) in Roswell, Georgia
Nov 11th - Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning hit producer and songwriter David Foster (62) weds model Yolanda Hadid in Beverly Hills
Nov 12th - Actress Tiffany Thornton (26) weds Christopher Carney at Anthony Chapel in Hot Springs, Arkansas
Nov 26th - "The Sugarland" singer Jennifer Nettles (37) weds entrepreneur Justin Miller at a chapel nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee
Dec 5th - American game show host and executive producer Jeff Probst (50) weds actress/model Lisa Ann Russell (40) at a private house in Los Angeles
Dec 9th - "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer Sinead O'Connor (45) weds Irish therapist Barry Herridge (38) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas
Dec 17th - Backstreet Boys member A. J. McLean (34) weds model Rochelle Karidis (30) in an outdoor wedding at Beverly Hills, California
Dec 17th - "The Descendants" actress Judy Greer (36) weds "Real Time with Bill Mahe"r co-executive producer Dean Johnsen at the Los Angeles Athletic Club
Dec 22nd - "Big Bang Theory" Indian actor Kunal Nayyar (30) weds Miss India 2006 winner Neha Kapur (28) in New Delhi, India
Dec 28th - "Stargate SG-1" actor Christopher Judge (47) weds actress and model Gianna Patton (33)
Actress Shannen Doherty (Oct 15th) Dec 30th - Scottish actor David Tennant (40) weds actress Georgia Moffett (27) in London, United Kingdom
Dec 31st - "American Idol" alum and rocker James Durbin (22) weds Heidi Lowe at the edge of a redwood and oak forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Divorces 1 - 19 of 19
Jan 21st - Actress Jaime Pressly (35) divorces entertainment lawyer Simran Singh (33) due to irreconcilable differences after more than 1 year of marriage
Jan 28th - "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria (37) divorces NBA player Tony Parker (30) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of a storybook wedding
Feb 8th - Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (26) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (31) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half years of marriage
Feb 10th - Former Playboy model Camille Donatacci (42) divorces "Frazier" actor-comedian Kelsey Grammer (56) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage
Apr 15th - Grammy-winning pop singer Christina Aguilera (29) divorces music executive Jordan Bratman (33) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage
Jun 15th - Actress and model Elizabeth Hurley (45) divorces businessman Arun Nayar due to husband's unreasonable behavior
Jul 1st - "Medium" actress Patricia Arquette (40) divorces actor Thomas Jane (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage
Jul 1st - Actor Ryan Reynolds (34) divorces actress Scarlett Johansson (26) due to irreconcilable differences after two years of marriage
Jul 1st - Ann Serano Lopez divorces actor and talk show host George Lopez (49) due to irreconcilable differences
Jul 1st - Journalist and executive producer Maria Shriver (55) divorces Hollywood action film icon Arnold Schwarzenegger (63) due to irreconcilable differences after 25 years of marriage
Aug 12th - Rock singer John Mellencamp (59) divorces model Elaine Irwin Mellencamp (41) after 18 years of marriage
Aug 19th - "My Fair Brady" actress Adrianne Curry (28) divorces "The Brady Bunch" actor Christopher Knight (53) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage
Aug 22nd - Actress Melissa Gilbert (47) divorces actor Bruce Boxleitner (61) due to irreconcilable differences after 16 long years of marriage
Sep 23rd - Actress Lisa Linde (39) divorces "Xmen" actor James Marsden (38) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage
Sep 29th - "House M.D." actress Olivia Wilde (26) divorces Italian prince Tao Ruspoli (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage
Oct 31st - Socialite and model Kim Kardashian (31) divorces basketball player Kris Humphries (26) due to irreconcilable differences only 72 days after getting married
Nov 16th - Second season American Idol winner Rubben Studdard (33) divorces Surata Zuri McCants due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
Nov 22nd - Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (33) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage
Dec 27th - "New Girl" actress Zooey Deschanel (31) divorces "Death Cab for Cutie" singer Ben Gibbard (35) due to irreconcilable differences
Deaths 1 - 100 of 301
Jan 1st - Marin Constantin, Romanian composer and conductor (b. 1925)
Jan 1st - Reynaldo Dagsa, Filipino politician
Jan 2nd - Anne Francis, American actress (b. 1930)
Jan 2nd - Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (b. 1946)
Jan 2nd - Szeto Wah, Hong Kong politician and educationalist (b. 1931)
Jan 2nd - Richard D. Winters, American Army officer (b.1918)
Jan 3rd - Fadil Hadžić, Croatian film director (b. 23 April 1922)
Jan 4th - Mick Karn, Cypriot-born British musician (Japan) (b. 1958)
Jan 4th - Dick King-Smith English Author (b. 1922)
Jan 4th - Coen Moulijn, Dutch footballer (b. 1937)
Jan 4th - Gerry Rafferty, British musician and songwriter (b. 1947)
Jan 6th - Uche Okafor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1967)
Jan 7th - Derek Gardner, British Formula 1 car designer (b. 1931)
Jan 8th - Thorbjørn Svenssen, Norwegian footballer (b. 1924)
Jan 8th - John Roll, United States Federal Judge (b.1947)
Jan 8th - Vang Pao, charismatic Laotian general who commanded a secret army of his mountain people in a long, losing campaign against Communist insurgents, dies at 81
Jan 10th - Margaret Whiting, American singer (b. 1924)
Jan 14th - Trish Keenan, lead vocalist of English band Broadcast (b. 1968)
Jan 15th - Nat Lofthouse, English Footballer (b. 1925)
Jan 17th - Don Kirshner, American composer (b. 1934)
Jan 18th - Sargent Shriver, American politician (b. 1915)
Jan 19th - Ernest McCulloch, stem cell research pioneer (b. 1926)
Jan 21st - E V V Satyanarayana, Indian Film Director, Producer. (b. 1958)
Jan 21st - Dennis Oppenheim, American conceptual artist (b.1938)
Jan 23rd - Jack LaLanne, American fitness and nutritional expert (b. 1914)
Jan 24th - Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director (b. 1949)
Jan 24th - Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian Musician, Bharat Ratna Laureate (b. 1922)
Jan 26th - Charlie Louvin, American musician (b. 1927)
Jan 26th - Gladys Horton, American musician and singer, member of the group The Marvelettes (b. 1944)
Jan 30th - John Barry, English film score composer (b. 1933)
Feb 2nd - Defne Joy Foster, Turkish actress, presenter and VJ. (b. 1975)
Feb 2nd - Margaret John, Welsh actress (b. 1926)
Feb 3rd - Maria Schneider, French actress (b. 1952)
Feb 5th - Brian Jacques, English author, author of the Redwall series (b. 1939)
Feb 6th - Gary Moore, Irish musician (b. 1952)
Feb 8th - Tony Malinosky, American baseball player (b. 1909)
Feb 11th - Tom Carnegie, American sports announcer (b. 1919)
Feb 11th - Chuck Tanner, American Baseball player (b. 1928)
Feb 12th - Mato Damjanović, Croatian chess grandmaster (b. 1927)
Feb 12th - Betty Garrett, American actress and dancer (b. 1919)
Feb 14th - Sir George Shearing, Anglo-American jazz pianist (b. 1919)
Feb 16th - Justinas Marcinkevičius, Lithuanian poet and playwright (b. 1930)
Feb 16th - Len Lesser, American actor (b. 1922)
Feb 19th - Ollie Matson, American Football Running Back (b. 1930)
Feb 21st - Bernard Nathanson, American abortionist turned pro-life activist (b. 1926)
Feb 22nd - Nicholas Courtney, British actor (b. 1929)
Feb 24th - Anant Pai, Indian educationalist and creator of comics (b. 1929)
Feb 26th - Arnošt Lustig, Czech writer (b. 1926)
Feb 26th - James A. McClure, American politician (b. 1924)
Feb 27th - Frank Buckles, last surviving American World War I veteran (b. 1901)
Feb 27th - Duke Snider, American professional baseball player (b. 1926)
Feb 28th - Annie Girardot, French actress (b. 1931)
Feb 28th - Peter Gomes, Harvard University Chaplain (b. 1942)
Mar 3rd - May Cutler, Canadian politician and publisher (b. 1923)
Mar 4th - Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Indian politician and former Nepali Prime Minister (b. 1924)
Mar 4th - Frank Chirkinian, American producer (b.c. 1926)
Mar 4th - Vivienne Harris, British businesswoman and newspaper publisher (b.c. 1921)
Mar 4th - Charles Jarrott, British film and television director (b. 1927)
Mar 4th - Ed Manning, American basketball player and coach (b. 1943)
Mar 4th - Johnny Preston, American pop singer (b. 1939)
Mar 4th - Mikhail Simonov, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1920)
Mar 4th - Arjun Singh, Indian politician (b. 1930)
Mar 4th - Alenush Terian, Iranian astronomer and physicist (b. 1920)
Mar 4th - Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist and Nobel laureate (b. 1925)
Mar 8th - Mike Starr (musician), American Musician (b. 1966)
Mar 9th - David Broder, American journalist (b. 1929)
Mar 13th - Owsley Stanley, Sound Engineer for The Grateful Dead and renowned LSD manufacturer (b. 1935)
Mar 15th - Nate Dogg, American rapper, Nathaniel Dwayne Hale. (b. 1969)
Mar 15th - Smiley Culture, British reggae singer, David Victor Emmanuel. (b. 1962)
Mar 16th - Richard Wirthlin, American political strategist for Ronald Reagan. (b. 1931)
Mar 17th - Michael Gough, British actor (b. 1916)
Mar 19th - Kym Bonython, Australian radio broadcaster, jazz musician, speedway promoter (b. 1920)
Mar 20th - Johnny Pearson, British Composer (b. 1925)
Mar 21st - Loleatta Holloway, American singer (b. 1946)
Mar 21st - Gerd Klier, German footballer (b. 1944)
Mar 21st - Ladislav Novák, Czech footballer (b. 1931)
Mar 21st - Pinetop Perkins, Member of the Blues Hall of Fame (b. 1913)
Actress Elizabeth Taylor (Mar 23rd) Mar 23rd - Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress (b. 1932)
Mar 26th - Geraldine Ferraro, Congresswoman and VP nominee (b. 1935)
Mar 26th - Roger Abbott, Canadian comedian (Air Farce Live) (b. 1946)
Mar 26th - Diana Wynne Jones, British fantasy writer (b. 1934)
Mar 26th - Paul Baran, internet pioneer who helped create the technical underpinnings of Arpanet, dies at 84
Mar 28th - Wenche Foss, Norwegian actress (b. 1917)
Mar 29th - Ângelo de Sousa, Portuguese painter and sculptor (b. 1938)
Apr 4th - Scott Columbus, American drummer (Manowar) (b. 1956)
Apr 4th - Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, filmmaker and political activist (b. 1958)
Apr 9th - Sidney Lumet, American film director (b. 1924)
Apr 10th - Mikhail Rusyayev, Russian footballer (b. 1964)
Apr 10th - Homer Smith, American football coach (b. 1931)
Apr 11th - La Esterella, Flemish singer (b. 1919)
Apr 14th - Walter Breuning, American supercentenarian (b. 1896)
Apr 15th - Vittorio Arrigoni, Italian peace activist (b. 1975)
Apr 17th - Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian composer (b. 1926)
Apr 17th - Nikos Papazoglou, Greek singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
Apr 17th - AJ Perez, Filipino teen actor (b. 1993)
Apr 18th - Olubayo Adefemi, Nigerian footballer (b. 1985)
Apr 19th - Elisabeth Sladen, British actress (b. 1946)
Apr 20th - Tim Hetherington, British-American photojournalist (b. 1970)
Apr 20th - Chris Hondros, American photographer (b. 1970)
Apr 22nd - Moin Akhter, Pakistani actor (b. 1950)