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1973



Events

January



  • January 1
  • The United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland and Denmark enter the European Economic Community, which later becomes the European Union.
  • CBS sells the New York Yankees for $10 million to a 12-person syndicate led by George Steinbrenner (3.2 million dollars less than CBS bought the Yankees for).
  • January 5 – American rock band Aerosmith releases their debut album.
  • January 7Mark Essex kills nine people at the Howard Johnson's hotel in downtown New Orleans.
  • January 14
  • Elvis Presley's concert in Hawaii is the first worldwide telecast by an entertainer that is watched by more people than watched the Apollo moon landings.
  • American football: The Miami Dolphins complete the first and only perfect season in National Football League history by defeating the Washington Redskins 14-7 in Super Bowl VII at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
  • January 15Vietnam War: Citing progress in peace negotiations, U.S. President Richard Nixon announces the suspension of offensive action in North Vietnam.
  • January 17Ferdinand Marcos becomes President for Life of the Philippines.
  • January 18 – Eleven Labour Party councillors in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, England, are ordered to pay £6,985 for not enforcing the Housing Finance Act.
  • January 20Richard Nixon is sworn in for a second term as President of the United States. This marks the first, and to date, the only person who has been sworn into both the Vice Presidency and the Presidency, twice each.
  • January 21 – The Communist League is founded in Denmark.
  • January 22
  • Roe v. Wade: The U.S. Supreme Court overturns state bans on abortion.
  • George Foreman defeats Joe Frazier to win the heavyweight world boxing championship.
  • A Royal Jordanian Boeing 707 flight from Jeddah crashes in Kano, Nigeria; 176 people are killed.
  • Former U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson dies at his Stonewall, Texas, ranch, leaving no former U.S. President living until the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974.
  • The crew of Apollo 17 addresses a joint session of Congress after the completion of the final Apollo moon landing mission.
  • January 23
  • Eldfell on the Icelandic island of Heimaey erupts.
  • U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that a peace accord has been reached in Vietnam.
  • January 25 – English actor Derren Nesbitt is convicted of assaulting his wife Anne Aubrey.
  • January 27 – U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War ends with the signing of the Paris Peace Accords.
  • January 31Pan American and Trans World Airlines cancelled their options to buy 13 Concorde airliners.

    February



  • February 6 – Toronto: Construction on the CN Tower begins.
  • February 8 – A military insurrection in Uruguay poses an institutional challenge to President Juan María Bordaberry.
  • February 11Vietnam War: The first American prisoners of war are released from Vietnam.
  • February 12Ohio becomes the first U.S. state to post distance in metric on signs (see Metrication in the United States).
  • February 13 – The United States dollar is devalued by 10%.
  • February 16 – The Court of Appeal of England and Wales rules that The Sunday Times can publish articles on thalidomide and Distillers Company, despite ongoing legal actions by parents (the decision is overturned in July by the House of Lords).
  • February 21Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114 (Boeing 727) is shot down by Israeli fighter aircraft over the Sinai Desert, after the passenger plane is suspected of being an enemy military plane. Only 5 (1 crew member and 4 passengers) of 113 survive.
  • February 22Sino-American relations: Following President Richard Nixon's visit to mainland China, the United States and the People's Republic of China agree to establish liaison offices.
  • February 26Edward Heath's British government publishes a Green Paper on prices and incomes policy.
  • February 27 – The American Indian Movement occupies Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
  • February 28
  • The Republic of Ireland general election is held. Liam Cosgrave becomes the new Taoiseach.
  • The landmark postmodern novel Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon is published.

    March



  • March 1
  • Charlotte's Web, the animated film based on the children's book of the same name, is released.
  • Dick Taverne, having resigned from the Parliament of the United Kingdom on leaving the Labour Party, is re-elected as a 'Democratic Labour' candidate.
  • Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon, one of rock's landmark albums, is released in the US. It is released in the UK on March 24.
  • March 2Wellington Street bus station in Perth, Australia, is opened by western Australia's premier John Tonkin
  • March 3Tottenham Hotspur wins the Football League Cup final at Wembley, beating Norwich City 1–0.
  • March 7Comet Kohoutek is discovered.
  • March 8
  • Northern Ireland sovereignty referendum (the "Border Poll"): 98.9% of those voting in the province want Northern Ireland to remain within the United Kingdom. Turnout is 58.7%, although less than 1% for Catholics. This is the first referendum on regional government in the U.K.
  • Provisional Irish Republican Army bombs explode in Whitehall and the Old Bailey in London.
  • March 10 – Sir Richard Sharples, Governor of Bermuda, is assassinated in Government House.
  • March 12 – Last episode of original Laugh-In airs on NBC. The show will continue with re-runs until May 14, 1973.
  • March 17
  • Elizabeth II opens the modern London Bridge.
  • Many of the few remaining United States soldiers begin to leave Vietnam. One reunion of a former POW with his family is immortalized in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph Burst of Joy.
  • March 20 – A British government White Paper on Northern Ireland proposes the re-establishment of an Assembly elected by proportional representation, with a possible All-Ireland council.
  • March 21 – The Lofthouse Colliery disaster occurs in Great Britain. Seven miners are trapped underground; none survive.
  • March 23Watergate scandal (United States): In a letter to Judge John Sirica, Watergate burglar James W. McCord, Jr. admits that he and other defendants have been pressured to remain silent about the case. He names former Attorney General John Mitchell as 'overall boss' of the operation.
  • March 26 – TV soap opera The Young and the Restless debuts on CBS.
  • March 27 – At the 45th Academy Awards, The Godfather wins best picture.
  • March 29 – The last United States soldier leaves Vietnam.

    April



  • April 2 – The LexisNexis computerized legal research service begins.
  • April 3 – The first handheld mobile phone call is made by Martin Cooper of Motorola in New York City.
  • April 4 – The World Trade Center complex in New York City is officially dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
  • April 5
  • Fahri Korutürk becomes the sixth president of Turkey.
  • Pioneer 11 is launched on a mission to study the Solar System.
  • April 6Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees becomes the first designated hitter in Major League Baseball.
  • April 7Tu te reconnaîtras by Anne-Marie David (music by Claude Morgan, text by Vline Buggy) wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1973 for Luxembourg.
  • April 8 – Artist Pablo Picasso dies at his home in France.
  • April 10Operation Spring of Youth: Israeli commandos raid Beirut, assassinating 3 leaders of the Palestinian Resistance Movement. The Lebanese army's inaction brings the immediate resignation of Prime Minister Saeb Salam, a Sunni Muslim.
  • April 11 – The British House of Commons votes against restoring capital punishment by a margin of 142 votes.
  • April 12 – The Labour Party wins control of the Greater London Council.
  • April 15Naim Talu, a former civil servant, forms the new government of Turkey (36th government).
  • April 17
  • The German counter-terrorist force GSG 9 is officially formed in response to the Munich massacre.
  • Federal Express officially begins operations, with the launch of 14 small aircraft from Memphis International Airport. On that night, Federal Express delivers 186 packages to 25 U.S. cities from Rochester, New York, to Miami, Florida.
  • The Morganza Spillway on the Mississippi River in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana is opened for the first time in order to prevent catastrophic flooding in Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
  • April 26 – The first day of trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
  • April 28
  • The last section of the IRT Third Avenue Line from 149th Street to Gun Hill Road in The Bronx is closed.
  • Six Irishmen, including Joe Cahill, are arrested by the Irish Naval Service off County Waterford, on board a coaster carrying 5 tons of weapons destined for the Provisional Irish Republican Army.
  • April 30Watergate scandal: President Richard Nixon announces that White House Counsel John Dean has been fired and that Attorney General Richard Kleindienst has resigned along with staffers H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman.

    May



  • May 1 – An estimated 1,600,000 workers in the United Kingdom stop work in support of a Trades Union Congress "day of national protest and stoppage" against the Government's anti-inflation policy.
  • May 3 – The Sears Tower in Chicago is topped-out, becoming the world's tallest building at 1451 ft.
  • May 5
  • Shambu Tamang becomes the youngest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest.
  • Sunderland A.F.C. defeats Leeds United A.F.C. in the 1973 FA Cup Final.
  • Secretariat wins the Kentucky Derby in a dramatic come from behind victory and setting a new Derby record of 1:59 2/5ths.
  • Led Zeppelin plays before 56,800 persons at Tampa Stadium on the band's 1973 North American Tour, thus breaking the August 15, 1965, record of 55,600 set by The Beatles at Shea Stadium.
  • May 8 – A 71-day standoff between federal authorities and American Indian Movement activists who were occupying the Pine Ridge Reservation at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, ends with the surrender of the militants.
  • May 10
  • The Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup 4 games to 2 over the Chicago Blackhawks, Yvan Cournoyer was voted MVP.
  • The Polisario Front, a Sahrawi movement dedicated to the independence of Spanish Sahara, is formed.
  • The New York Knicks defeat the Los Angeles Lakers, 102–93 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to win the NBA title.
  • May 11 – The Data Act (Sw. Datalagen) − the world's first national data protection law − is enacted in Sweden.
  • May 13
  • Bobby Riggs challenges and defeats Margaret Court, the world's #1 women's player, in a nationally televised tennis match set in Ramona, CA northeast of San Diego. Riggs wins 6-2, 6-1 which leads to the huge Battle of the Sexes match against Billie Jean King later in the year on September 20.
  • May 14
  • Skylab, the United States' first space station, is launched.
  • The British House of Commons votes to abolish capital punishment in Northern Ireland.
  • May 17Watergate scandal: Televised hearings begin in the United States Senate.
  • May 18Second Cod War: Joseph Godber, British Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, announces that Royal Navy frigates will protect British trawlers fishing in the disputed 80 km limit around Iceland.
  • May 19Secretariat wins the Preakness Stakes by 2 lengths over the amazingly quick second placed Sham. A malfunction in the track's timing equipment prevented a confirmed new track record.
  • May 22Lord Lambton resigns from the British government over a 'call girl' scandal.
  • May 23Royal Canadian Mounted Police celebrate 100 year anniversary.
  • May 24Earl Jellicoe, Lord Privy Seal and Leader of the House of Lords in Britain, resigns over a separate prostitution scandal.
  • May 25
  • Skylab 2 (Pete Conrad, Paul Weitz, Joseph Kerwin) is launched on a mission to repair damage to the recently launched Skylab space station.
  • Héctor José Cámpora becomes democratic president of the Argentine Republic ending the 1966 to 1973 Revolución Argentina military dictatorship.
  • May 27 – By virtue of the non-retroactivity of Soviet copyright laws, all works published before this date are public domain. This applies worldwide.
  • May 30Gordon Johncock wins the Indianapolis 500 in the Patrick Racing Special Eagle-Offenhauser, after only 133 laps, due to rain. (The race was begun May 28 but called due to rain.)

    June



  • June 1 – The Greek military junta abolishes the monarchy and proclaims a republic.
  • June 3 – A Tupolev Tu-144 crashes at the Paris air show; 15 are killed.
  • June 4 – A United States patent for the Docutel automated teller machine is granted to Donald Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain.
  • June 9Secretariat wins the Belmont Stakes shattering the record by an unbelievable 2 seconds, becoming the first Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing winner since 1948.
  • June 10Henri Pescarolo and co-driver Gérard Larrousse (both France) win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the Equipe Matra MS670B.
  • June 17 – The submersible Johnson Sea Link becomes entangled on the wreckage of the off Key West, Florida. The submersible is brought to the surface the following day, but two of the four men aboard die of carbon dioxide poisoning.
  • June 18 – U.S. President Richard Nixon begins several talks with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.
  • June 20 – The Ezeiza massacre occurs in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Snipers shoot at left-wing Peronists, killing at least 13 and injuring more than 300.
  • June 22W. Mark Felt ("Deep Throat") retires from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • June 23 – A house fire in Kingston upon Hull, England, which kills a six-year-old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 fire deaths caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale.
  • June 24
  • Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev addresses the American people on television, the first to do so.
  • UpStairs Lounge arson attack, an as-yet unsolved attack on a gay bar in New Orleans, Louisiana, in which 32 patrons died.
  • June 25
  • Erskine Hamilton Childers is elected the 4th President of Ireland.
  • Watergate scandal: Former White House counsel John Dean begins his testimony before the Senate Watergate Committee.
  • June 26 – At Plesetsk Cosmodrome, nine persons are killed in the explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
  • June 27Coup d'état in Uruguay: pressed by the military, President Juan María Bordaberry dissolves Parliament; a 12-year-long civic-military dictatorship begins.
  • June 28 – Elections are held for the Northern Ireland Assembly, which will lead to power-sharing between unionists and nationalists in Northern Ireland for the first time.
  • June 30 – A very long total solar eclipse occurs. During the entire second millennium, only seven total solar eclipses exceeded seven minutes of totality.

    July



  • July 1 – The United States Drug Enforcement Administration is founded.
  • July 2 – The United States Congress passes the Education of the Handicapped Act (EHA) mandating special education federally.
  • July 3Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE).
  • July 4MLB: The New York Mets fall 12 games back in last place of the National League Eastern Division.
  • July 5
  • The Isle of Man Post begins to issue its own postage stamps.
  • The catastrophic BLEVE (Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion) occurs in Kingman, Arizona, following a fire that broke out as propane was being transferred from a railroad car to a storage tank, killing 11 firefighters. This explosion becomes a classic incident, studied in fire department training programs worldwide.
  • July 6St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore is gazetted as a national monument.
  • July 10
  • The Bahamas gains full independence within the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • The grandson of J. Paul Getty is kidnapped in Rome.
  • July 11Varig Flight 820 crashes near Orly, France; 123 are killed.
  • July 12National Personnel Records Center fire: A major fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • July 16Watergate scandal: Former White House aide Alexander Butterfield informs the United States Senate Watergate Committee that President Richard Nixon had secretly recorded potentially incriminating conversations.
  • July 17 – King Mohammed Zahir Shah of Afghanistan is deposed by his cousin Mohammed Daoud Khan while in Italy undergoing eye surgery.
  • July 20
  • France resumes nuclear bomb tests in Mururoa Atoll, over the protests of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Bruce Lee, American actor, philosopher, founder of Jeet Kune Do, dies in Hong Kong of cerebral edema (six days later his final film, Enter the Dragon, is released).
  • July 21Lillehammer affair: Agents of Mossad, the Israeli secret intelligence agency, shoot and kill a Moroccan waiter in Lillehammer, Norway, mistakenly believing him to be a senior member of the Palestinian Black September Organization.
  • July 23 – The Avianca Building in Bogotá, Colombia suffers a serious fire.
  • July 25 – The Soviet Mars 5 space probe is launched.
  • July 27 – Hard rock band New York Dolls release their debut album.
  • July 28
  • The Summer Jam at Watkins Glen, a massive rock festival featuring the Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band and The Band, attracts over 600,000 music fans.
  • Skylab 3 (Owen Garriott, Jack Lousma, Alan Bean) is launched, to conduct various medical and scientific experiments aboard Skylab.
  • July 29Formula One racing driver Roger Williamson dies in an accident, witnessed live on European television, during the 1973 Dutch Grand Prix.
  • July 30 – An 11-year legal action for the victims of Thalidomide ends.
  • July 31
  • Militant protesters led by Ian Paisley disrupt the first sitting of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
  • A Delta Air Lines DC-9 aircraft flying as Delta Air Lines Flight 173 lands short of Boston's Logan Airport runway in poor visibility, striking a sea wall about 165 feet (50 m) to the right of the runway centerline and about 3,000 feet (914 m) short. All 6 crew members and 83 passengers are killed, 1 of the passengers dying several months after the accident.

    August



  • August 1Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) inaugurated.
  • August 2 – A flash fire kills 51 at the Summerland amusement centre at Douglas, Isle of Man.
  • August 5
  • Black September members open fire at the Athens airport; 3 are killed, 55 injured.
  • Mars 6, also known as 3MP No.50P, is a Soviet spacecraft launched to explore Mars.
  • August 8
  • South Korean politician Kim Dae-jung is kidnapped in Tokyo by the KCIA.
  • American serial killer, rapist, kidnapper and torturer Dean Corll is shot to death by one of his teenage accomplices, Elmer Wayne Henley, at Corll's Pasadena, Texas home. Henley turns himself in and confesses, uncovering the Houston Mass Murders, a series of murders in which 28 young boys have been abducted, tortured and murdered by Corll and his accomplices Henley and David Brooks (who is also arrested).
  • August 11DJ Kool Herc originates the hip hop music genre in New York City.
  • August 15 – The U.S. bombing of Cambodia ends, officially halting 12 years of combat activity in Southeast Asia according to the Case–Church Amendment-an act that prohibits military operations in Laos, Cambodia, and North and South Vietnam as a follow up of the Paris Peace Accords.
  • August 23 – The Norrmalmstorg robbery occurs, famous for the origin of the term Stockholm syndrome.

    September



  • September 3 – The British Trades Union Congress expels 20 members for registering under the Industrial Relations Act 1971.
  • September 9 – Scottish racing driver Jackie Stewart becomes World Drivers' Champion when his Tyrrell 003-Cosworth places fourth in the 1973 Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
  • September 11
  • Chile's democratically elected government is overthrown in a military coup after serious instability. President Salvador Allende allegedly commits suicide during the coup in the presidential palace, and General Augusto Pinochet heads a US-backed military junta that governs Chile for the next 16 years.
  • American singer Art Garfunkel finally releases his solo debut album Angel Clare, 17 years after starting his career.
  • September 15Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden dies. His grandson, Carl XVI Gustaf, becomes king.
  • September 18 – The two German Republics, the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) and the German Democratic Republic (East Germany), are admitted to the United Nations.
  • September 20
  • The "Battle of the Sexes": Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in a televised tennis match, 6–4, 6–4, 6–3, at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. With an attendance of 30,492, this remains the largest live audience ever to see a tennis match in US history. The global audience that views on television in 36 countries is estimated at 90 million.
  • Singer-songwriter Jim Croce dies following a gig at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, having boarded a small chartered plane that crashes on takeoff; all six people aboard are killed.
  • Baseball legend Willie Mays announces his retirement.
  • September 22Henry Kissinger, United States National Security Advisor, starts his term as United States Secretary of State.
  • September 23 – In American football, the Oakland Raiders defeat the Miami Dolphins 12-7, ending the Dolphins' unbeaten streak at 18. It is the Miami Dolphins' first loss since January 16, 1972 in Super Bowl VI.
  • September 27
  • Soviet space program: Soyuz 12 (Vasily Lazarev, Oleg Makarov), the first Soviet manned flight since the Soyuz 11 tragedy in 1971, is launched.
  • Luís Cabral declares the independence of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau from the Estado Novo regime in Portugal. It is later granted in September 1974.
  • September 28 – The ITT Building in New York City is bombed in protest at ITT's alleged involvement in the September 11, 1973, coup d'état in Chile.
  • September 30Yankee Stadium, known as "The House That Ruth Built", closes for a two-year renovation at a cost of $160 million. The New York Yankees play all of their home games at Shea Stadium in 1974 and 1975.

    October



  • October 5Elton John releases his most successful album, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.

  • October 6
  • Yom Kippur War begins: The fourth and largest Arab–Israeli conflict begins, as Egyptian and Syrian forces attack Israeli forces in the Sinai Peninsula and Golan Heights on Yom Kippur.
  • French Formula One driver François Cevert is killed in the Tyrrell 003-Cosworth during the U.S. Grand Prix. Cevert's teammate, World Champion Jackie Stewart, announces his retirement after the event.
  • October 8LBC Radio begins broadcasting on 97.3 FM in London.
  • October 10
  • Spiro T. Agnew resigns as Vice President of the United States and then, in federal court in Baltimore, pleads no contest to charges of income tax evasion on $29,500 he received in 1967, while he was governor of Maryland. He is fined $10,000 and put on 3 years' probation.
  • October 10 – The New York Mets win the National League pennant.
  • October 14Thai popular uprising Students revolt in Bangkok – In the Thammasat student uprising over 100,000 people protest in Thailand against the Thanom military government, 77 are killed and 857 are injured by soldiers, Thailand.
  • October 15Typhoon Ruth crosses Luzon, Philippines, killing 27 people and causing $5 million in damage.
  • October 17 – An OPEC oil embargo against several countries supporting Israel triggers the 1973 energy crisis.
  • October 20
  • The Saturday Night Massacre: U.S. President Richard Nixon orders Attorney General Elliot Richardson to dismiss Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox. Richardson refuses and resigns, along with Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus. Solicitor General Robert Bork, third in line at the Department of Justice, then fires Cox. The event raises calls for Nixon's impeachment.
  • The Sydney Opera House is opened by Elizabeth II after 14 years of construction work.

  • October 21 – The Oakland Athletics defeat the New York Mets 5-2 to win the World Series 4 games to 3.
  • October 25 – The Yom Kippur War ends.
  • October 26 – The United Nations recognizes the independence of Guinea-Bissau.
  • October 27 – The Canon City meteorite, a 1.4 kilogram chondrite type meteorite, strikes Earth in Fremont County, Colorado.
  • October 30 – The Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, connecting the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosporus for the first time in history.
  • October 31Mountjoy Prison helicopter escape: Three Provisional Irish Republican Army members escape from Mountjoy Prison, Dublin, Republic of Ireland after a hijacked helicopter lands in the exercise yard.

    November



  • November 1Watergate scandal: Acting Attorney General Robert Bork appoints Leon Jaworski as the new Watergate Special Prosecutor.
  • November 3
  • Pan Am cargo flight 160, a Boeing 707-321C, crashes at Logan International Airport, Boston, killing 3 people.
  • Mariner program: NASA launches Mariner 10 toward Mercury (on March 29, 1974, it becomes the first space probe to reach that planet).
  • November 7 – The Congress of the United States overrides President Richard Nixon's veto of the War Powers Resolution, which limits presidential power to wage war without congressional approval.
  • November 8Millennium '73, a festival hosted by Guru Maharaj Ji at the Astrodome, is called by supporters the "most significant event in human history".
  • November 11Egypt and Israel sign a United States-sponsored cease-fire accord.
  • November 14 – In the United Kingdom, Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips in Westminster Abbey (they divorce in 1992).
  • November 16
  • Skylab program: NASA launches Skylab 4 (Gerald Carr, William Pogue, Edward Gibson) from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on an 84-day mission.
  • U.S. President Richard Nixon signs the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Authorization Act into law, authorizing the construction of the Alaska Pipeline.
  • November 17
  • Watergate scandal: In Orlando, Florida, U.S. President Richard Nixon tells 400 Associated Press managing editors "I am not a crook."
  • The Athens Polytechnic uprising occurs against the military regime in Athens, Greece.
  • November 21 – U.S. President Richard Nixon's attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt, reveals the existence of an 18-minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to Watergate.
  • November 25 – Greek dictator Georgios Papadopoulos is ousted in a military coup led by Brigadier General Dimitrios Ioannidis.
  • November 27 – The United States Senate votes 92–3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States.
  • November 29 – 104 people are killed in a Taiyo department store fire in Kumamoto, Kyūshū, Japan.
  • November – Queen Sisowath Kossamak of Cambodia is released from house arrest to Beijing.

    December



  • December – Chile breaks diplomatic contacts with Sweden.
  • December 1Papua New Guinea gains self-government from Australia.
  • December 3Pioneer program: Pioneer 10 sends back the first close-up images of Jupiter.
  • December 6 – The United States House of Representatives votes 387–35 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States; he is sworn in the same day.
  • December 14Rhodesia executes two Blacks at Salisbury Central Prison for murder
  • December 15Gay rights: The American Psychiatric Association removes homosexuality from its DSM-II.
  • December 16O. J. Simpson of the Buffalo Bills became the first running back to rush for 2,000 yards in a pro football season.
  • December 18
  • Soviet space program: Soyuz 13 (Pyotr Klimuk, Valentin Lebedev) is launched.
  • The Islamic Development Bank is created as a specialized agency of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) (effective August 12, 1974).
  • December 20 – Spanish prime minister Luis Carrero Blanco is assassinated in Madrid by the separatist organization ETA.
  • December 23OPEC doubles the price of crude oil.
  • December 25 – The movie premiere of The Sting, starring Robert Redford and Paul Newman, is held in Manhattan.
  • December 26 – The movie premiere of The Exorcist starring Ellen Burstyn and Linda Blair is opened in the United States.
  • December 28 – The Endangered Species Act is passed in the United States.
  • December 30 – Terrorist Carlos fails in his attempt to assassinate British businessman Joseph Sieff.
  • December 31 – In the United Kingdom, due to coal shortages caused by industrial action, the Three-Day Week electricity consumption reduction measure comes into force.

    Date unknown

  • ODECA functions are suspended.
  • Economist E. F. Schumacher publishes his book Small Is Beautiful.
  • The New York Bible Society International's New International Version of the New Testament translated into modern American English is published.
  • The National House Building Council is formed in the United Kingdom.
  • The COSC The Swiss Official Chronometer testing Institute is founded in Switzerland by 5 Watch Cantons & Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.
  • The title Queen of Australia is created by the Royal Style and Titles Act.
  • A large Song dynasty trade ship of c. 1277 A.D. is dredged up from the waters near the southern coast of China with 12 compartments in its hull. It confirms the descriptions of bulkheaded hull compartments for junks in Zhu Yu's Pingzhou Table Talks of 1119.
  • The Sentosa Musical Fountain opens alongside the Fountain Gardens in Sentosa, Singapore.
  • 5 teams tie for the rugby championship: Wales, England, France, Ireland, and Scotland.
  • Lite Beer is introduced in the U.S. by the Miller Brewing Company.

    Births

    January



  • January 1
  • Jimi Mistry, English actor
  • Bryan Thao Worra, Lao writer
  • January 4
  • Thuliswa Nkabinde-Khawe, South African politician (d. 2019)
  • Greg de Vries, Canadian ice hockey player
  • January 5Uday Chopra, Indian actor
  • January 6Scott Ferguson, Canadian ice hockey player
  • January 7Jonna Tervomaa, Finnish singer
  • January 9Sean Paul, Jamaican singer
  • January 10Ajit Pai, American politician and telecommunications director, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
  • January 12
  • Brian Culbertson, American contemporary jazz/R&B/funk musician, instrumentalist, producer and performer
  • Joseph M. Smith, American actor, writer and producer
  • Hande Yener, Turkish singer
  • January 13
  • Nikolai Khabibulin, Russian hockey player
  • Gloria Yip, Hong Kong actress
  • January 14
  • Václav Burda, Czech ice hockey player (d. 2018)
  • Giancarlo Fisichella, Italian race car driver
  • Katie Griffin, Canadian actress and singer
  • January 15
  • Essam El Hadary, Egyptian goalkeeper
  • Tomáš Galásek, Czech football player
  • Maksim Martynov, Russian engineer
  • January 16
  • Josie Davis, American actress
  • Liliana Barba, Mexican actress, voice actress and ADR director
  • Scott Greenall, musician, recording engineer, producer, and performance artist
  • January 17
  • Cuauhtémoc Blanco, Mexican football and politician, Governor of Morelos 2018-2024
  • Chris Bowen, Australian politician
  • Ari Lasso, Indonesian singer
  • January 18
  • Burnie Burns, American filmmaker
  • Crispian Mills, British musician (The Jeevas, Kula Shaker)
  • Ben Willbond, English actor and screenwriter
  • January 19
  • Ann Kristin Aarønes, Norwegian footballer
  • Wang Junxia, Chinese long-distance runner
  • Karen Lancaume, French pornographic film actress (d. 2005)
  • Antero Manninen, Finnish cellist
  • Yevgeny Sadovyi, Russian swimmer
  • Aaron Yonda, American YouTube celebrity
  • January 21Chris Kilmore, American rock DJ (Incubus)
  • January 22Abi Tucker, Australian actor and singer
  • January 26
  • Jörn Weisbrodt, German arts administrator
  • Brendan Rodgers, Northern Irish football manager
  • January 27Shadmehr Aghili, Iranian pop singer, musician and composer
  • January 29
  • Louise Hindsgavl, Danish artist
  • Jason Schmidt, American baseball player
  • January 30Jalen Rose, American basketball player
  • January 31
  • Portia de Rossi, Australian actress
  • Shingo Katayama, Japanese golfer

    February

  • February 1
  • Yuri Landman, Dutch artist and musician
  • Nick Mitchell, American wrestler
  • Makiko Ohmoto, Japanese voice actress
  • Óscar Pérez Rojas, Mexican football goalkeeper
  • February 2Aleksander Tammert, Estonian discus thrower
  • February 3Ilana Sod, Mexican journalist
  • February 4
  • Oscar De La Hoya, American boxer
  • James Hird, former Australian rules footballer for Essendon
  • Brett Hestla, American musician and record producer.
  • February 5
  • Trijntje Oosterhuis, Dutch pop singer
  • Luke Ricketson, Australian rugby league player
  • Deng Yaping, Chinese table tennis player
  • February 7
  • Turki Al-Dakhil, Saudi journalist
  • Angel Aquino, Filipina model, actress and host
  • Juwan Howard, American retired professional basketball player
  • Mie Sonozaki, Japanese voice actress
  • Kate Thornton, British television presenter
  • February 8Sonia Deol, British-Asian presenter
  • February 9Svetlana Boginskaya, Soviet gymnast
  • Makoto Shinkai, Japanese animator and filmmaker
  • February 10
  • Núria Añó, Spanish writer
  • Gunn-Rita Dahle, Norwegian mountain biker
  • February 11
  • Jeon Do-yeon, South Korean actress
  • Mishal Husain, British news presenter for the BBC
  • Craig Jones, American rock sampler (Slipknot)
  • Haruhi Terada, Japanese voice actress
  • Varg Vikernes, Norwegian rock musician
  • February 12Tara Strong, Canadian-American voice actress
  • February 13Ian Duncan, Baron Duncan of Springbank, English politician
  • February 14Steve McNair, American football player (d. 2009)
  • February 15
  • Anna Dogonadze, German trampoline gymnast
  • Amy Van Dyken, American swimmer
  • February 16Cathy Freeman, Australian athlete
  • February 17Jen Taylor, American voice actress
  • February 18Claude Makelele, French footballer
  • February 19
  • Eric Lange, American actor
  • Christopher Kerze, American Missing Teenager
  • February 20
  • Priyanshu Chatterjee, Indian film actor and former model
  • Kimberley Davies, Australian actress
  • February 21Heri Joensen, Faroese musician (Týr)
  • February 22
  • Mr. Niebla, Mexican professional wrestler (d. 2019)
  • Shota Arveladze, Georgian football player
  • Gustavo Assis-Brasil, Brazilian guitarist
  • Scott Phillips, American rock drummer
  • February 24
  • Alexei Kovalev, Russian ice hockey player
  • Yordan Yovchev, Bulgarian gymnast
  • February 25Julio Iglesias Jr., Spanish singer
  • February 26
  • ATB, German DJ and music producer
  • Anders and Jonas Björler, guitarists
  • Marshall Faulk, American football player
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Norwegian footballer
  • Jenny Thompson, American swimmer
  • February 27Peter Andre, English singer and television personality
  • February 28
  • Eric Lindros, Canadian hockey player
  • Masato Tanaka, Japanese professional wrestler

    March

  • March 1
  • Jack Davenport, English actor
  • Ahmed El Sakka, Egyptian action actor
  • Anton Gunn, American politician
  • Kathrine Lee-Hinton, American flight attendant
  • Chris Webber, American basketball player
  • March 3Dejan Bodiroga, Serbian basketball player
  • March 5Ryan Franklin, American baseball pitcher
  • March 6
  • Peter Lindgren, Swedish musician
  • Rumi Ochiai, Japanese voice actress
  • March 7Rick Emerson, American talk show host and author
  • March 9
  • Aaron Boone, American baseball player
  • Matteo Salvini, Italian politician
  • Uribe DJ, Colombian Radio Personality and TV host
  • March 10
  • Eva Herzigová, Czech model and actress
  • John LeCompt, American musician
  • Dan Swanö, Swedish musician
  • March 13
  • Edgar Davids, Dutch footballer
  • David Draiman songwriter and lead singer for the band Disturbed
  • Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Icelandic actor
  • March 14Betsy Brandt, American actress
  • March 15Lee Jung-jae, South Korean actor and model
  • March 17Caroline Corr, Irish musician (The Corrs)
  • March 18Luci Christian, American voice actress
  • March 19
  • Magnus Hedman, Swedish footballer
  • Simmone Jade Mackinnon, Australian actor
  • March 20
  • Arjun Atwal, Indian golfer
  • Cedric Yarbrough, American comedian, actor, voice artist and singer
  • Talal Khalifa Aljeri, Kuwaiti businessman
  • March 23Jason Kidd, American basketball player
  • March 24
  • Jacek Bąk, Polish footballer
  • Jim Parsons, American actor and comedian
  • Sakura Tange, Japanese voice actress
  • March 25Anders Fridén, Swedish musician
  • March 26
  • T. R. Knight, American actor
  • Larry Page, American entrepreneur, founder of and former CEO of Google (2011-2015)
  • March 27Sayaka Aoki, Japanese comedian
  • March 28
  • Matt Nathanson, American singer-songwriter
  • Umaga, American wrestler (d. 2009)
  • March 29
  • Brandi Love, American porn actress
  • Marc Overmars, Dutch footballer
  • March 30DJ AM, American DJ (d. 2009)

    April

  • April 1
  • Stephen Fleming, New Zealand cricket captain
  • Rachel Maddow, American political commentator
  • Kris Marshall, British actor
  • April 2
  • Simon Farnaby, English actor, writer, and comedian
  • Roselyn Sánchez, Puerto Rican-American actress
  • April 3
  • Adam Scott (actor), American actor
  • Jamie Bamber, English actor
  • Matthew Ferguson, Canadian actor
  • April 4
  • David Blaine, American magician
  • Loris Capirossi, Italian motorcycle racer
  • April 5
  • Élodie Bouchez, French actress
  • Cho Sung-min, South Korean baseball pitcher (d. 2013)
  • Pharrell Williams, American musician and producer (The Neptunes)
  • April 6
  • Lori Heuring, American actress
  • Franck Marchis, American astronomer
  • Rie Miyazawa, Japanese actress and singer
  • Cindy Robinson, American voice actress
  • April 7Christian O'Connell, British radio DJ and presenter
  • April 8Emma Caulfield, American actress
  • April 10
  • Roberto Carlos, Brazilian footballer
  • Selahattin Demirtaş, Turkish-Kurdish politician
  • April 11
  • Jennifer Esposito, American actress
  • Kris Marshall, English actor
  • April 12
  • Christina Moore, American actress
  • Amr Waked, Egyptian film, television, and stage actor
  • April 13Sergey Shnurov, Russian singer
  • April 14Adrien Brody, Academy Award-winning American actor
  • April 15Emanuel Rego, Brazilian beach volleyball player
  • April 16
  • Akon, Senegalese American rapper, R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer
  • Teddy Cobeña, Spanish-Ecuadorian Sculptor.
  • April 18Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopian long-distance runner
  • April 19George Gregan, Australian rugby union footballer
  • April 21
  • Steve Backshall, English naturalist, writer, and television presenter
  • Mark Dexter, British actor
  • Katsuyuki Konishi, Japanese voice actor
  • April 22Christopher Sabat, American voice actor
  • April 23
  • Cem Yılmaz, Turkish comedian and actor
  • Zubin Damania, American physician and Internet personality
  • April 24
  • Brian Marshall, American musician, songwriter, record producer, and real estate broker
  • Yevgeny Shabayev, Russian artistic gymnast (d. 1998)
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricketer
  • Lee Westwood, English golfer
  • April 25Fredrik Larzon, Swedish rock musician (Millencolin)
  • April 26Lee Woon-jae, South Korean footballer
  • April 27
  • Sharlee D'Angelo, Swedish guitarist
  • April 28
  • Melissa Fahn, American actress
  • Jorge Garcia, American actor and comedian
  • Elisabeth Röhm, German-American actress
  • April 29
  • Miguel Ángel Falasca, Spanish volleyball player and head coach (d. 2019)
  • David Belle, French actor
  • April 30Jeff Timmons, American singer

    May

  • May 1
  • Paul Burke, Irish rugby player
  • Diana Hayden, former Miss World and Indian actress
  • Oliver Neuville, German footballer
  • May 2Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, German director
  • May 3
  • Brad Martin, American musician
  • Michael Reiziger, Dutch footballer
  • May 4Guillermo Barros Schelotto, Argentine footballer
  • May 5Johan Hedberg, Swedish retired hockey goaltender also known as "Moose"
  • May 7Paolo Savoldelli, Italian professional road racing cyclist
  • May 8
  • Giant Ochiai, Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial artist (d. 2003)
  • Hiromu Arakawa, Japanese manga artist
  • Marcus Brigstocke, British comedian
  • May 9Tegla Loroupe, Kenyan long-distance runner
  • May 10
  • Keylla Hernandéz, Puerto Rican television reporter (d. 2018)
  • Gareth Ainsworth, English footballer
  • Rüştü Reçber, Turkish football goalkeeper
  • May 12
  • Mackenzie Astin, American actor
  • Forbes March, American actor
  • Robert Tinkler, Canadian voice actor
  • May 13
  • Lori Pennell, Canadian superstar
  • May 14
  • Natalie Appleton, Canadian singer (All Saints)
  • Shanice, African-American singer
  • May 16
  • Muna AbuSulayman, Influential Arab and Muslim Media personality
  • Jason Acuña, American skateboarder and actor
  • Tori Spelling, American actress
  • Kōsuke Toriumi, Japanese voice actor
  • May 17
  • Sasha Alexander, American actress
  • Joshua Homme, American musician
  • Tamsier Joof, British dancer, choreographer and entrepreneur (of Senegalese and Gambian descent)
  • May 18Kaz Hayashi, Japanese professional wrestler
  • May 19Dario Franchitti, former Scottish racecar driver
  • May 20
  • Elsa Lunghini, French actress and singer
  • Kaya Yanar, German comedian
  • May 21Noel Fielding, British comedian
  • May 23
  • Emperor Magus Caligula, Swedish Musician
  • Jacopo Gianninoto, Italian musician
  • May 24
  • Bartolo Colón, Dominican baseball player
  • Dermot O'Leary, British TV presenter
  • Ruslana, Ukrainian pop star, activist, Eurovision Song Contest 2004 winner
  • May 25
  • Jean-Pierre Canlis, American glass artist
  • Ai Kobayashi, Japanese voice actress
  • Demetri Martin, American actor and comedian
  • May 27Jack McBrayer, American actor and comedian
  • May 30
  • Leigh Francis, British comedian
  • Minae Noji, American actress
  • May 31
  • Cadaveria, Italian singer (Opera IX)
  • Dominique van Roost, Belgian tennis player

    June



  • June 1
  • Fred Deburghgraeve, Belgian swimmer
  • Adam Garcia, Australian actor and singer
  • Heidi Klum, German model
  • Derek Lowe, American baseball player
  • June 2
  • Carlos Acosta, Cuban-born ballet dancer
  • Kevin Feige, American film producer and president of Marvel Studios
  • June 8Lexa Doig, Canadian actress
  • June 9Tedy Bruschi, American football player
  • June 10Faith Evans, American singer
  • June 12
  • Mitsuki Saiga, Japanese voice actress
  • Darryl White, Australian footballer
  • June 13
  • Sam Adams, American football player
  • Ogie Banks, American voice actor
  • June 14Ceca Raznatovic, Serbian folk singer
  • June 15
  • Neil Patrick Harris, American actor, comedian, singer, presenter and host
  • Dean McAmmond, Canadian hockey player
  • Greg Vaughan, American actor
  • June 17Louis Leterrier, French film director
  • June 18Yumi Kakazu, Japanese voice actress
  • June 19Yuko Nakazawa, Japanese singer
  • June 20Chino Moreno, American musician
  • June 21
  • Zuzana Čaputová, Slovak politician
  • Juliette Lewis, American actress
  • Fedja van Huêt, Dutch actor
  • Frank Vogel, American basketball coach
  • June 22
  • Carson Daly, American television personality, host of NBC's The Voice and Last Call with Carson Daly
  • Giorgio Pasotti, Italian actor and martial arts athlete
  • June 23
  • Davies Chisopa, Zambian politician
  • Marija Naumova (Marie N), Latvian singer, Eurovision Song Contest 2002 winner
  • June 24
  • Alexander Beyer, German actor
  • Matt Drummond, Australian film director, screenwriter and visual effects supervisor
  • Jonathan Lambert, French actor and comedian
  • Charles Venn, English actor
  • June 25
  • Jamie Redknapp, English footballer
  • Nuno Resende, Portuguese singer
  • June 26
  • Paweł Małaszyński, Polish actor
  • Billie Mintz, American filmmaker
  • Samuel Benchetrit, French writer, actor, scenarist and director
  • June 27
  • Razaaq Adoti, British actor, producer and screenwriter
  • Olve Eikemo, Norwegian musician
  • Gonzalo López-Gallego, Spanish film director
  • June 28
  • Adrián Annus, Hungarian athlete
  • Frost, Norwegian musician
  • Andre Lange, German Olympic bobsledder
  • June 29
  • Samir Choughule, Indian actor and writer
  • Kento Masuda, Japanese composer and recording artist
  • June 30
  • Robert Bales, United States Army staff-sergeant and suspect of the Kandahar massacre
  • Rose Beleng À Ngon, Cameroonian female volleyball player
  • Chan Ho Park, Korean Major League Baseball player
  • Hidetada Yamagishi, Japanese bodybuilder

    July

  • July 1
  • Akhilesh Yadav, Indian politician
  • Brenton Brown, South African-American Christian musician and worship leader
  • July 2Peter Kay, British comedian
  • July 3
  • Antonio Filippini, Italian footballer
  • Emanuele Filippini, Italian footballer
  • Emma Cunniffe, British actress
  • Jonah Lotan, Israeli actor
  • Mimi Miyagi, Filipino model, pornographic actress, film director, and actress
  • Owen H.M. Smith, American television producer, writer, actor and comedian
  • Patrick Wilson, American actor
  • July 4
  • Gackt, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor
  • Mathieu Chantelois, Canadian television personality, journalist, magazine editor, and marketing executive
  • July 5
  • Joe, American singer, songwriter and record producer
  • Dominic Power, English actor
  • Marcus Allbäck, Swedish footballer and coach
  • Andrei Zibrov, Russian actor
  • July 6
  • Charizma, African-American rapper (d. 1993)
  • Pablo Escudero Morales, Mexican lawyer and politician
  • William Lee Scott, American actor
  • Jehangir Wadia, Indian businessman
  • July 7
  • Troy Garity, American actor
  • Yoon Kyung-shin, South Korean handball player
  • John Lapus, Filipino actor, host and comedian
  • Luciano Nassyn, Brazilian singer
  • Natsuki Takaya, Japanese manga artist
  • July 8
  • Kathleen Robertson, Canadian actress and producer
  • Medi Sadoun, French actor
  • July 9
  • Kelly Holcomb, American football player
  • Enrique Murciano, American actor
  • July 10
  • Neil Bannister, English cricketer
  • Craig Heap, English gymnast
  • Julián Legaspi, Uruguayan-Peruvian actor
  • McNeil Hendricks, South African rugby union player
  • Annie Mumolo, American actress, screenwriter, comedian and producer
  • Andrej Hrnčiar, Slovak actor and politician
  • Martin S. Jensen, Danish professional football goalkeeper
  • Oleksandr Yanukovych, Ukrainian dentist and businessman
  • July 11
  • Link Abrams, American-New Zealand basketball player
  • Andrew Bird, American violinist, singer, and songwriter
  • Marcelo Charpentier, Argentine tennis player
  • Konstantinos Kenteris, Greek athlete
  • Kris Steele, American politician
  • Mohsen Torky, Iranian football player
  • Victor Verhaeghe, American actor
  • July 12
  • Inoke Afeaki, Tongan rugby union footballer
  • Christian Vieri, Italian footballer
  • July 13
  • Roberto Martínez, Spanish football manager
  • Danny Williams, British professional boxer
  • July 14
  • Kanaka, South Indian actress
  • Halil Mutlu, Bulgaria-born Turkish weightlifter
  • Candela Peña, Spanish actress
  • July 15
  • John Dolmayan, Lebanese-born rock drummer for the band System of a Down
  • Brian Austin Green, American actor
  • Yasemin Şamdereli, Turkish-German actress, screenwriter and film director
  • July 16
  • Tim Ryan, American politician
  • Stefano Garzelli, Italian professional road racing cyclist
  • Yoshihiko Hakamada, Japanese actor
  • Jonas Chernick, Canadian actor and screenwriter
  • Graham Robertson, American filmmaker and author
  • July 17
  • Tony Dovolani, Kosovar-American ballroom dancer
  • Adeel Hashmi, Pakistani television/film actor, comedian, social worker, producer, filmmaker, and screenwriter
  • Daimaou Kosaka, Japanese comedian
  • Eric Moulds, American football player
  • Liam Kyle Sullivan, American comedian
  • July 18Chi In-jin, South Korean boxer
  • July 19
  • Aílton, Brazilian football player
  • Nathalie Boltt, South African actress
  • Diether Ocampo, Filipino actor, singer and model
  • Wayne Rigby, British boxer
  • Toni Brogno, Belgian football striker
  • Saïd Taghmaoui, French-American actor and screenwriter
  • July 20
  • Roberto Orci, Mexican-American screenwriter and producer
  • Peter Forsberg, Swedish hockey player
  • Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway
  • Raymart Santiago, Filipino, TV Host, Actor, Action Star, and Comedian
  • July 21Ali Landry, American actress
  • July 22
  • Rufus Wainwright, American-Canadian singer, songwriter, and composer
  • Jaime Camil, Mexican actor and singer
  • Daniel Jones, Australian musician and record producer
  • July 23
  • Omar Epps, American actor
  • Nomar Garciaparra, American baseball player
  • Fran Healy, Scottish singer-songwriter
  • Monica Lewinsky, American former White House intern
  • July 24Jamie Denbo, American actress
  • July 25
  • David Denman, American actor
  • Dani Filth, British vocalist
  • Kevin Phillips, English footballer
  • Tony Vincent, American actor and singer
  • July 26Kate Beckinsale, English actress
  • July 27Gorden Tallis, Australian rugby league player
  • July 28Steve Staios, Canadian ice hockey player
  • July 29Wanya Morris, American singer
  • July 30
  • Markus Näslund, Swedish ice hockey player
  • Sonu Nigam, Indian singer
  • July 31Jacob Aagaard, Danish-Scottish chess player

    August

  • August 1
  • Tempestt Bledsoe, American actress
  • Edurne Pasaban, Basque Spanish mountaineer
  • August 2
  • Miguel Mendonca, Anglo-Azorean writer
  • Susie O'Neill, Australian swimmer
  • August 3Stephen Graham, English actor
  • August 5Michael Hollick, American actor
  • August 6
  • Asia Carrera, American actress
  • Vera Farmiga, American actress
  • August 8
  • Jessica Calvello, American voice actress
  • Scott Stapp, American singer and songwriter (Creed)
  • August 9
  • Kevin McKidd, Scottish actor
  • Filippo Inzaghi, Italian footballer
  • Oleksandr Ponomariov, Ukrainian singer
  • August 10Javier Zanetti, Argentine football player
  • August 11Carolyn Murphy, American model
  • August 12Richard Reid, English terrorist
  • August 13Ryoko Shinohara, Japanese actress
  • August 14
  • Jared Borgetti, Mexican footballer
  • Jay-Jay Okocha, Nigerian footballer
  • Kieren Perkins, Australian swimmer
  • Thyra von Westernhagen, German noblewoman and landowner
  • August 15
  • Kris Mangum, Professional football player
  • Adnan Sami, Turkish music composer, pianist, singer
  • August 16Damian Jackson, American baseball player
  • August 19
  • Ahmed Best, American actor
  • Marco Materazzi, Italian football player
  • HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway
  • August 20Todd Helton, American baseball player
  • August 21
  • Sergey Brin, Russian-born American entrepreneur, co-founder of Google
  • Steve McKenna, American hockey player
  • Nikolai Valuev, Russian heavyweight boxing champion
  • August 22
  • Howie D., American singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • Kristen Wiig, American actress, comedian, and screenwriter
  • August 23
  • Chelsi Smith, American actress, singer, television host and beauty queen (d. 2018)
  • Joey Cramer, Canadian child actor
  • August 24
  • Dave Brown, English comedian
  • Dave Chappelle, African-American actor and comedian
  • Inge de Bruijn, Dutch swimmer
  • Grey DeLisle, American voice actress
  • Carmine Giovinazzo, American actor
  • August 28Kirby Morrow, Canadian voice actor
  • August 29
  • Abdo Hakim, Lebanese actor and voice actor
  • Jason Spisak, American actor, voice actor and producer
  • August 30Lisa Ling, American journalist

    September



  • September 1Ram Kapoor, Indian actor
  • September 3Jennifer Paige, American singer-songwriter
  • September 4
  • Jason David Frank, American actor and martial artist
  • Diosbelys Hurtado, Cuban boxer
  • Lazlow Jones, American writer, producer, director, talk show host and voice actor
  • September 5
  • Paddy Considine, British actor, filmmaker and musician
  • Rose McGowan, American actress
  • Rachel Sheherazade, Brazilian journalist
  • September 6
  • Carlo Cudicini, Italian footballer
  • Greg Rusedski, Canadian-British tennis player
  • September 7Shannon Elizabeth, American actress
  • September 8
  • Khamis Al-Dosari, Saudi Arabian footballer (d. 2020)
  • Troy Sanders, American musician (Mastodon, Killer Be Killed)
  • September 9
  • Kazuhisa Ishii, Japanese baseball player
  • Jennie Kwan, American actress and voice actress
  • September 12
  • Tarana Burke, American civil rights activist
  • Darren Campbell, British athlete
  • Maximiliano Hernández, American actor
  • Paul Walker, American actor (d. 2013)
  • September 13
  • Fabio Cannavaro, Italian footballer
  • Travis Knight, American animator, producer and director
  • September 14
  • Andrew Lincoln, English actor
  • Nas, African-American rapper
  • September 15
  • Julie Cox, English actress
  • Indira Levak, Croatian lead vocalist of Colonia
  • Lidija Perkov, Croatian writer, poet and journalist
  • Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland, né Olof Daniel Westling, Swedish prince, married to Crown Princess Victoria
  • September 17Ada Choi, Hong Kong actress
  • September 18
  • Paul Brousseau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • James Marsden, American actor
  • Ami Onuki, Japanese singer
  • Mark Shuttleworth, South African entrepreneur
  • September 19
  • José Azevedo, Portuguese cyclist
  • David Zepeda, Mexican actor, model and singer
  • September 20
  • Jo Pavey, British athlete
  • Li Xiaomeng, Chinese former host
  • September 21Oswaldo Sánchez, Mexican footballer
  • September 22
  • Craig McRae, Australian footballer
  • Yoo Chae-yeong, South Korean singer and actress
  • Bob Sapp, American professional wrestler, actor, American football player, kickboxer and mixed martial artist
  • September 24Eddie George, American football player
  • September 25
  • Bridget Marquardt, American television personality, model, and actress
  • Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, American actress
  • September 26Lainey Lui, Canadian television personality; one of the co-hosts of etalk
  • September 29
  • Alfie Boe, English tenor
  • Joe Hulbig, American ice hockey player
  • September 30David Ury, American actor

    October

  • October 1Christian Borle, American actor and singer
  • October 2
  • Melissa Harris-Perry, African-American political commentator
  • Lene Nystrøm, Norwegian singer (Aqua)
  • Proof, American rapper (D12) (d. 2006)
  • Verka Serduchka, Ukrainian Drag queen, comedian and singer, Eurovision Song Contest 2007 runner-up
  • October 3
  • Neve Campbell, Canadian actress
  • Richard Ian Cox, Welsh voice actor and radio host
  • October 4
  • Chris Parks, American professional wrestler
  • Craig Robert Young, British actor and singer (Deuce)
  • October 5Annabelle Chvostek, Canadian singer-songwriter
  • October 6Ioan Gruffudd, Welsh actor
  • October 8Kari Korhonen, Finnish cartoonist
  • October 9
  • Steve Burns, American actor, musician, and television host
  • Fabio Lione, Italian singer
  • October 10Mario Lopez, American actor
  • October 11
  • Takeshi Kaneshiro, Taiwanese/Japanese actor
  • Daisuke Sakaguchi, Japanese voice actor
  • October 13
  • Matt Hughes, American mixed martial arts fighter
  • Nanako Matsushima, Japanese actress
  • October 14
  • Steven Bradbury, Australian short track speed skater
  • Masato Sakai, Japanese voice actor and actor
  • Lasha Zhvania, Georgian politician
  • October 15
  • Susy Pryde, New Zealand cyclist
  • Dax Riggs, American musician
  • October 16
  • Jennifer Cole, American actress, model and game show hostess
  • Todd van der Heyden, Canadian journalist and news anchor
  • October 18
  • Sergey Bezrukov, Russian screen and stage actor
  • Rachel Nichols, American sports journalist
  • Alex Tagliani, Canadian race car driver
  • Black Child, rapper from Queens
  • October 19Joaquin Gage, Canadian ice hockey player
  • October 21Beverley Turner, British TV and radio presenter
  • October 22Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball player
  • October 24
  • Kurt Kuenne, filmmaker, known for the documentary Dear Zachary
  • Levi Leipheimer, American professional cyclist
  • October 25Lamont Bentley, American actor (d. 2005)
  • October 26
  • Seth MacFarlane, American animator and voice actor; creator of Family Guy and American Dad!
  • Taka Michinoku, Japanese professional wrestler
  • October 28
  • Maryam Nawaz, Pakistani politician
  • Montel Vontavious Porter, WWE Raw wrestler
  • October 29Robert Pires, French football player
  • October 30
  • Silvia Corzo, Colombian newsreader
  • Edge, retired Canadian professional wrestler and 4-time WWE Champion
  • October 31Beverly Lynne, American actress

    November

  • November 1
  • Assia, Algerian singer
  • Li Xiaoshuang, Chinese gymnast
  • Aishwarya Rai, Indian actress, Miss World 1994
  • November 2Marisol Nichols, American actress
  • November 3
  • Kirk Jones, African-American rapper (Onyx)
  • Mick Thomson, American guitarist
  • November 4Steven Ogg, Canadian actor
  • November 5
  • Johnny Damon, American baseball player
  • Peter Emmerich, American illustrator
  • November 6Rumi Shishido, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • November 7Yunjin Kim, South Korean-American film and theater actress
  • November 8
  • Marc Lovallo, American businessman
  • David Muir, American journalist and news anchor
  • November 9
  • Alyson Court, Canadian actress and voice actress
  • Nick Lachey, American singer
  • Maija Vilkkumaa, Finnish pop rock singer
  • November 10
  • Jacqui Abbott, English singer
  • Róbert Gulya, Hungarian composer
  • November 13Jordan Bridges, American actor
  • November 14
  • Dana Snyder, American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor and producer
  • Hila Elmalich, Israeli fashion model (d. 2007)
  • Lawyer Milloy, American football player
  • November 16Marcus Lemonis, Lebanese-American businessman, investor, and television personality
  • November 19
  • Billy Currington, American country singer
  • Savion Glover, American tap dancer, actor, and choreographer
  • November 20Sav Rocca, American football player and Australian rules footballer
  • November 22
  • Cassie Campbell, Canadian ice hockey forward and CBC commentator
  • Eliana, Brazilian TV hostess, actress, and singer
  • November 24Amy Faye Hayes, American ring announcer and model
  • November 26Peter Facinelli, American actor
  • November 27
  • Satyendra Dubey, Indian Engineering Service officer (d. 2003)
  • Tadanobu Asano, Japanese actor and musician
  • Sharlto Copley, South African producer, actor, and director
  • November 28
  • Rob Conway, American professional wrestler
  • Jade Puget, American guitarist
  • Gina Tognoni, American actress
  • November 29
  • Ryan Giggs, Welsh footballer
  • Raphael Smith, South African screenwriter and songwriter
  • November 30
  • Nimród Antal, Hungarian-American film director, screenwriter and actor
  • Christian, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Angélica, Brazilian television presenter, actress and singer
  • Im Chang-jung, South Korean actor

    December

  • December 1
  • Lombardo Boyar, American actor and comedian
  • Kieron Durkan, English footballer (d. 2018)
  • Brian Froud, Canadian actor and voice actor
  • December 2
  • Monica Seles, Hungarian-Yugoslavian tennis player
  • Jan Ullrich, German professional road bicycle racer
  • December 3
  • Holly Marie Combs, American actress
  • Francisco Islas Rueda, Mexican professional wrestler
  • December 4
  • Tyra Banks, American supermodel, talk show host
  • Michael Jackson, former English football defender
  • Steven Menzies, Australian rugby league player
  • December 5
  • Neil Codling, Member of Suede
  • Sorin Grindeanu, 65th Prime Minister of Romania
  • Mikelangelo Loconte, Italian singer
  • Shalom Harlow, Canadian model and actress
  • December 7
  • Carrie Kei Heim, American actress, lawyer and writer
  • Terrell Owens, American football player
  • Damien Rice, Irish singer-songwriter, musician and record producer
  • December 8Corey Taylor, American rock vocalist (Slipknot, ''Stone Sour)
  • December 9Bárbara Padilla, American operatic soprano
  • December 10
  • Arden Myrin, American comedian
  • Gabriela Spanic, Venezuelan-Mexican actress
  • December 11Mos Def, African-American rapper and actor
  • December 12Paz Lenchantin, Argentine-American musician
  • December 14
  • Tom S. Englund, Swedish musician
  • Tomasz Radzinski, Canadian footballer
  • Thuy Trang, Vietnamese-born actress (d. 2001)
  • December 15Surya Bonaly, French figure skater
  • December 16Scott Storch, American hip-hop producer
  • December 17
  • Martha Erika Alonso Hidalgo, Mexican politician (d. 2018)
  • Rian Johnson, American filmmaker
  • Paula Radcliffe, British athlete
  • December 18Darryl Brown, Trinidad and West Indian cricketer
  • December 20Antti Kasvio, Finnish swimmer
  • December 21Mike Alstott, American football player
  • December 24
  • Paul Foot, English comedian
  • Stephenie Meyer, American novelist
  • Kerry Nettle, Australian politician
  • December 25Chris Harris, American professional wrestler
  • December 26Reichen Lehmkuhl, American lawyer, businessman, reality show winner, former model, and former occasional actor
  • December 27
  • Wilson Cruz, American actor
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez, American actress
  • Kristoffer Zegers, Dutch composer
  • December 28
  • Seth Meyers, American actor and comedian, currently hosts Late Night with Seth Meyers
  • Ids Postma, Dutch speed skater
  • December 29
  • Pimp C, American rap artist (d. 2007)
  • Theo Epstein, American baseball general manager
  • December 30
  • Jason Behr, American actor
  • Ato Boldon, West Indian athlete
  • Jason Molina, American musician (d. 2013)
  • December 31Nikolay Tsiskaridze, Russian dancer

    Date unknown

  • Tiago Carneiro da Cunha, Brazilian artist
  • Hayko, Armenian singer

    Deaths

    January

  • January 1
  • Sir Arthur Elton, pioneer of the British documentary film industry (b. 1906)
  • Sergei Kourdakov, former KGB agent (b. 1951)
  • January 2Eleazar López Contreras, 45th President of Venezuela (b. 1883)
  • January 7Mark Essex, American spree killer (b. 1949)
  • January 8Dudley Foster, English actor (b. 1924)
  • January 12Turk Edwards, American football player (Washington Redskins) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1907)
  • January 17Herbert D. Riley, United States Navy admiral (b. 1904)
  • January 19Max Adrian, Northern Irish actor (b. 1903)
  • January 22Lyndon B. Johnson, 36th President of the United States (b. 1908)
  • January 23Kid Ory, American musician (b. 1886)
  • January 24J. Carrol Naish, American actor (b. 1896)
  • January 26Edward G. Robinson, American actor (b. 1893)
  • January 28John Banner, Austrian-born actor (b. 1910)
  • January 29Ludwig Stössel, Austrian actor (b. 1883)
  • January 30Elizabeth Baker, American economist and academic (b. 1885)
  • January 31
  • Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)
  • Jack MacGowran, Irish film actor (b. 1918)

    February



  • February 11J. Hans D. Jensen, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
  • February 15
  • Wally Cox, American actor (b. 1924)
  • Tim Holt, American actor (b. 1919)
  • February 16Francisco Caamaño, 50th President of the Dominican Republic (executed) (b. 1932)
  • February 17Harold Saxton Burr, American scientist (b. 1889)
  • February 18Frank Costello, Italian-American Mafia gangster and crime boss (b. 1891)
  • February 19
  • Ivan T. Sanderson, Scottish-American naturalist, cryptozoologist and writer (b. 1911)
  • Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (b. 1892)
  • February 22
  • Elizabeth Bowen, Irish novelist (b. 1899)
  • Katina Paxinou, Greek actress (b. 1900)
  • February 23Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1895)
  • February 24Manolo Caracol, Spanish flamenco singer (b. 1909)
  • February 28Cecil Kellaway, South African actor (b. 1890)

    March

  • March 3Vera Panova, Soviet-Russian writer (b. 1905)
  • March 4Marie-Anne Desmarest, French novelist (b. 1904)
  • March 6Pearl S. Buck, American writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)
  • March 8
  • Benjamín de Arriba y Castro, Spanish Roman Catholic archbishop and cardinal (b. 1886)
  • Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, American rock musician (Grateful Dead) (b. 1945)
  • March 10
  • Bull Connor, Commissioner of Public Safety for the city of Birmingham, Alabama, during the American Civil Rights Movement and member of the Ku Klux Klan during the 1920s (b. 1897)
  • Robert Siodmak, German-born American director (b. 1900)
  • March 12Frankie Frisch, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1898)
  • March 13Melville Cooper, British actor (b. 1896)
  • March 14
  • Rafael Godoy, Colombian composer (b. 1907)
  • Chic Young, American cartoonist (b. 1901)
  • March 17Giuseppe Ferretto, Italian Roman Catholic cardinal (b. 1899)
  • March 18
  • Johannes Aavik, Estonian philologist (b. 1880)
  • Lauritz Melchior, Danish opera singer (b. 1890)
  • March 20Adolf Strauss, German general (b. 1879)
  • March 22Hilda Geiringer, Austrian mathematician (b. 1893)
  • March 23Ken Maynard, American actor (b. 1895)
  • March 25Edward Steichen, American photographer (b. 1879)
  • March 26
  • Safford Cape, American composer and musicologist (b. 1906)
  • Sir Noël Coward, English composer and playwright (b. 1899)
  • George Sisler, American baseball player (St. Louis Browns) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1893)
  • March 30Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton, Scottish nobleman and pioneering aviator (b. 1903)

    April

  • April 4Xu Lai, Chinese actress and secret agent (b. 1909)
  • April 8Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist (b. 1881)
  • April 10
  • Muhammad Youssef al-Najjar, Palestinian militant (killed in action) (b. 1930)
  • Peter T. Snowe, American politician and businessman (b. 1943)
  • April 12Arthur Freed, American film producer (b. 1894)
  • April 13
  • Mário Roberto Emmett Anglim, American-born Brazilian Roman Catholic prelate and venerable (b. 1922)
  • Henry Darger, American outsider artist (b. 1892)
  • Dudley Senanayake, 2nd Prime Minister of Sri Lanka (b. 1911)
  • April 14Károly Kerényi, Hungarian philologist and mythologist (b. 1897)
  • April 16
  • Nino Bravo, Spanish singer (b. 1944)
  • Istvan Kertesz, Hungarian conductor (b. 1929)
  • April 19Hans Kelsen, Austrian-born legal theorist (b. 1881)
  • April 20Robert Armstrong, American actor (b. 1890)
  • April 21
  • Merian C. Cooper, American aviator, director, and producer (b. 1893)
  • Arthur Fadden, Australian politician, 13th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894)
  • April 25
  • Armand Annet, French colonial official (b. 1888)
  • Fuad Chehab, 8th President of Lebanon (b. 1902)
  • Frank Jack Fletcher, American admiral (b. 1885)
  • April 26Irene Ryan, American actress (b. 1902)
  • April 28Jacques Maritain, Catholic philosopher (b. 1882)
  • April 30Václav Renč, Czech poet, dramatist and translator (b. 1911)

    May

  • May 1Asger Jorn, Danish painter (b. 1914)
  • May 2Alan Carney, American actor and comedian (b. 1909)
  • May 6Myrna Fahey, American actress (b. 1933)
  • May 8Alexander Vandegrift, American general (b. 1887)
  • May 10Jack E. Leonard, American comedian (b. 1910)
  • May 11
  • Lex Barker, American actor (b. 1919)
  • Jesús Guerrero Galván, Mexican artist (b. 1910)
  • May 12Frances Marion, American screenwriter (b. 1888)
  • May 14Jean Gebser, German author, linguist and poet (b. 1905)
  • May 16Jacques Lipchitz, French American sculptor (b. 1891)
  • May 18
  • Dieudonné Costes, French aviator (b. 1892)
  • Jeannette Rankin, first U.S. Congresswoman (b. 1880)
  • May 20Jarno Saarinen, Finnish motorcycle racer (b. 1945)
  • May 21
  • Ivan Konev, Marshal of the USSR (b. 1897)
  • Vaughn Monroe, American singer (b. 1911)
  • May 23Joseph Francis Flannelly, American Roman Catholic clergyman (b. 1894)
  • May 26
  • Jay C. Higginbotham, American musician (b. 1906)
  • Karl Löwith, German philosopher (b. 1897)
  • May 27Constantin Daicoviciu, Romanian historian and archaeologist (b. 1898)
  • May 29P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer, songwriter, composer, and producer (b. 1929)
  • May 31Desiderio Alberto Arnaz II, Cuban politician (b. 1894)

    June

  • June 1Mary Kornman, American actress (b. 1915)
  • June 3Dory Funk, American professional wrestler (b. 1919)
  • June 4Arna Bontemps, African-American Harlem Renaissance writer (b. 1902)
  • June 5Max Terhune, American actor (b. 1891)
  • June 8Emmy Göring nee Sonnemann, German actress, second wife of Hermann Göring (b. 1893)
  • June 9
  • Carlo D'Angelo, Italian actor and voice actor (b. 1919)
  • Erich von Manstein, German field marshal (b. 1887)
  • June 10William Inge, American playwright (b. 1913)
  • June 16Thomas Leonard Harrold, American army general (b. 1902)
  • June 18Roger Delgado, English actor (b. 1918)
  • June 23Fay Holden, American actress (b. 1893)
  • June 24Mary Carr, American actress (b. 1874)
  • June 26Ernest Truex, American actor (b. 1889)
  • June 30
  • Nancy Mitford, English novelist (b. 1904)
  • Vasyl Velychkovsky C.Ss.R, Ukrainian Catholic bishop, martyr and blessed (b. 1903)

    July

  • July 1Yosef Alon, Israeli pilot, co-founder of the Israeli Air Force, assassinated in the United States (b. 1929)
  • July 2
  • Betty Grable, American actress (b. 1916)
  • Chick Hafey, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1903)
  • Odolf Larsen, Norwegian middle-distance runner (b. 1897)
  • George Macready, American actor (b. 1899)
  • Swede Savage, American race car driver (b. 1946)
  • July 3Mihail Corbuleanu, Romanian general (b. 1894)
  • July 4Ellen Kaarma, Estonian actress (b. 1928)
  • July 5Golwalkar, Second sarsanghchalak of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (b. 1906)
  • July 6
  • Joe E. Brown, American actor and comedian (b. 1891)
  • Otto Klemperer, German-born conductor (b. 1885)
  • July 7
  • Max Horkheimer, German philosopher and sociologist (b. 1895)
  • Veronica Lake, American actress (b. 1922)
  • July 8
  • Arthur Calwell, Australian politician (b. 1896)
  • Ben-Zion Dinur, Russian-born Israeli educator, historian and politician (b. 1884)
  • Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer (b. 1877)
  • July 11
  • Alexander Mosolov, Russian composer (b. 1900)
  • Robert Ryan, American actor (b. 1909)
  • July 12Lon Chaney Jr., American actor (b. 1906)
  • July 13
  • David Bauer, American actor (b. 1917)
  • Willy Fritsch, German actor (b. 1901)
  • July 18Jack Hawkins, British actor (b. 1910)
  • July 20
  • Mikhail Isakovsky, Russian poet (b. 1900)
  • Bruce Lee, Chinese-American martial artist and actor (b. 1940)
  • Robert Smithson, American artist (b. 1938)
  • July 23Eddie Rickenbacker, American World War I flying ace and race car driver (b. 1890)
  • July 24Julián Acuña Galé, Cuban botanist (b. 1900)
  • July 25
  • Amy Jacques Garvey, Jamaican-born journalist and activist (b. 1895)
  • Louis St. Laurent, 12th Prime Minister of Canada (b. 1882)
  • July 26Konstantinos Georgakopoulos, Greek lawyer and professor, 152nd Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1890)
  • July 29
  • Henri Charrière, French writer (b. 1906)
  • Julio Adalberto Rivera Carballo, 34th President of El Salvador (b. 1921)
  • Roger Williamson, British race car driver (b. 1948)
  • July 31Annibale Bergonzoli, Italian general (b. 1884)

    August

  • August 1
  • Gian Francesco Malipiero, Italian composer (b. 1882)
  • Walter Ulbricht, East German politician, former leader of the Communist Party and 2nd head of State of the GDR (b. 1893)
  • Nikos Zachariadis, Greek politician, former leader of the Communist Party of Greece (b. 1903)
  • August 2Jean-Pierre Melville, French film director (b. 1917)
  • August 4Eddie Condon, American jazz musician (b. 1905)
  • August 6
  • Fulgencio Batista, 9th and 12th President of Cuba (b. 1901)
  • James Beck, British actor (b. 1929)
  • August 9Charles Daniels, American Olympic swimmer (b. 1885)
  • August 10Douglas Kennedy, American actor (b. 1915)
  • August 12
  • Dayanand Bandodkar, Chief Minister of Goa (b. 1911)
  • Walter Rudolf Hess, Swiss physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
  • Karl Ziegler, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)
  • August 13Willy Rey, American model (b. 1949)
  • August 16
  • Veda Ann Borg, American actress (b. 1915)
  • Selman Waksman, Ukrainian-American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1888)
  • August 17
  • Conrad Aiken, American writer (b. 1889)
  • Jean Barraqué, French composer (b. 1928)
  • Paul Williams, American singer (The Temptations) (b. 1939)
  • August 18
  • François Bonlieu, French Olympic alpine skier (b. 1937)
  • Basil Brooke, 1st Viscount Brookeborough, British politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (b. 1888)
  • August 27Tol Avery, American actor (b. 1915)
  • August 30Michael Dunn, American actor (b. 1934)
  • August 31John Ford, American film director (b. 1894)

    September

  • September 2
  • Diana Sands, American actress (b. 1934)
  • J. R. R. Tolkien, British writer (b. 1892)
  • September 11
  • Salvador Allende, 30th President of Chile (b. 1908)
  • Martha Angelici, French soprano (b. 1907)
  • September 13
  • Betty Field, American actress (b. 1913)
  • Sajjad Zaheer, Urdu writer and revolutionary (b. 1905)
  • September 15
  • King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden (b. 1882)
  • Robert B. McClure, American general (b. 1896)
  • Al Sherman, American songwriter (b. 1897)
  • September 16
  • Rafael Franco, 33rd President of Paraguay (b. 1896)
  • Víctor Jara, Chilean politician and singer-songwriter (assassinated) (b. 1932)
  • September 17Eugenio Garza Sada, Mexican industrialist (b. 1892)
  • September 18
  • Théo Lefèvre, 39th Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1914)
  • Ken Harada, first diplomat from Japan to the Holy See (b. 1893)
  • September 19Gram Parsons, American musician (b. 1946)
  • September 20
  • Jim Croce, American songwriter (b. 1943)
  • Glenn Strange, American actor (b. 1899)
  • September 22Paul van Zeeland, 29th Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1893)
  • September 23Pablo Neruda, Chilean poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • September 24
  • Ted Adams, American actor (b. 1890)
  • Josué de Castro, Brazilian writer, physician, geographer and activist against hunger (b. 1908)
  • September 25
  • José Ignacio Rucci, Argentine politician and union leader (assassinated) (b. 1924)
  • September 26
  • Ralph Earnhardt, American race car driver (b. 1928)
  • Anna Magnani, Italian actress (b. 1908)
  • September 28Norma Crane, American actress (b. 1928)
  • September 29W. H. Auden, English poet (b. 1907)
  • September 30
  • Abdullah Fa'izi ad-Daghestani, Syrian Sufi leader (b. 1891)
  • Peter Pitseolak, Inuit photographer and author (b. 1902)

    October

  • October 1Mohammad Hashim Maiwandwal, former Prime Minister of Afghanistan (b. 1911)
  • October 2
  • Paul Hartman, American dancer and actor (b. 1904)
  • Paavo Nurmi, Finnish Olympic athlete (b. 1897)
  • October 6
  • Boris Agapov, Soviet writer (b. 1899)
  • Sidney Blackmer, American actor (b. 1895)
  • François Cevert, French race car driver (b. 1944)
  • October 8Gabriel Marcel, French Catholic existential thinker (b. 1889)
  • October 9Sister Rosetta Tharpe, American singer and guitarist (b. 1915)
  • October 10Ludwig von Mises, Austrian economist (b. 1881)
  • October 12Peter Aufschnaiter, Austrian mountaineer (b. 1899)
  • October 14
  • Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (b. 1897)
  • Ahmed Hamdi, Egyptian general who fought in Yom Kippur (b. 1929)
  • October 16
  • Gene Krupa, American jazz drummer (b. 1909)
  • Thevarparampil Kunjachan, Indian Syro-Malabar Catholic priest and blessed (b. 1891)
  • October 17Ingeborg Bachmann, Austrian poet and author (b. 1926)
  • October 18
  • Leo Strauss, German-American political philosopher (b. 1899)
  • Walt Kelly, American cartoonist (b. 1913)
  • Crane Wilbur, American actor (b. 1886)
  • October 19Margaret Caroline Anderson, American magazine publisher (b. 1886)
  • October 20 - Angelo "Gyp" DeCarlo, American mobster for the Genovese crime family (b. 1902)
  • October 22
  • Pablo Casals, Spanish cellist and conductor (b. 1876)
  • Matilda Alice Williams, Methodist deaconess (b. 1875)
  • October 23Zainal Abidin Ahmad (writer), Malaysian nationalist writer
  • October 25Abebe Bikila, Ethiopian Olympic athlete (b. 1932)
  • October 26Semyon Budyonny, Cossack cavalryman and Marshal of the Soviet Union (b. 1883)
  • October 27Allan Lane, American actor (b. 1909)
  • October 28
  • Cleo Moore, American actress (b. 1928)
  • Taha Hussein, Egyptian writer (b. 1889)
  • October 30David Livschitz, Israeli politician (b. 1897)

    November

  • November 2Greasy Neale, American football coach (Philadelphia Eagles) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1891)
  • November 3Marc Allégret, French film director (b. 1900)
  • November 4Constantin Doncea, Romanian communist activist and politician (b. 1904)
  • November 7Kiyohide Shima, Japanese admiral (b. 1890)
  • November 9Apostol Karamitev, Bulgarian actor (b. 1923)
  • November 10
  • David "Stringbean" Akeman, American banjo player (b. 1915)
  • Morton Deyo, American admiral (b. 1887)
  • November 11
  • Hassan al-Hudaybi, Egyptian general (b. 1891)
  • Artturi Ilmari Virtanen, Finnish chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895)
  • November 12Wacław Stachiewicz, Polish writer, geologist, and general (b. 1894)
  • November 13
  • B. S. Johnson, English experimental novelist (b. 1933)
  • Lila Lee, American actress (b. 1901)
  • Bruno Maderna, Italian conductor and composer (b. 1920)
  • Elsa Schiaparelli, Italian fashion designer (b. 1890)
  • November 16Alan Watts, British philosopher (b. 1915)
  • November 18Alois Hába, Czech composer and musicologist (b. 1893)
  • November 20Allan Sherman, American comedy writer, television producer, and song parodist (b. 1924)
  • November 23
  • Robert Ellis, American actor (b. 1933)
  • Sessue Hayakawa, Japanese-born American actor and film director (b. 1889)
  • Constance Talmadge, American actress (b. 1898)
  • November 25
  • Albert DeSalvo, American criminal, suspect in the Boston Strangler case (b. 1931)
  • Laurence Harvey, English actor (b. 1928)
  • November 27Frank Christian, American musician (b. 1887)
  • November 28John Rostill, English bassist, musician and composer (The Shadows) (b. 1942)
  • November 29
  • Philip D. Gallery, American admiral (b. 1907)
  • Taizo Ichinose, Japanese war photographer (b. 1947)
  • November 30Salvatore Calabrese, Italian physician (b. 1903)

    December

  • December 1David Ben-Gurion, 1st Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1886)
  • December 2
  • Abdul Samad Khan Achakzai, Pakistani nationalist and political leader (b. 1907)
  • Giacomo Carboni, Italian general (b. 1889)
  • Richard G. Colbert, American admiral (b. 1915)
  • December 3
  • Emile Christian, American musician (b. 1895)
  • Adolfo Ruiz Cortines, 47th President of Mexico, 1952-1958 (b. 1889)
  • December 4
  • Lauri Lehtinen, Finnish Olympic athlete (b. 1908)
  • Michael O'Shea, American actor (b. 1906)
  • December 5 – Sir Robert Watson-Watt, Scottish engineer, radar pioneer (b. 1892)
  • December 12Atilio García, Argentine-born Uruguayan football player (b. 1914)
  • December 13Giuseppe Beltrami, Italian Roman Catholic cardinal (b. 1889)
  • December 16
  • Antoninho, Brazilian football player (b. 1921)
  • Claro Abánades López, Spanish journalist, publisher, historian and activist (b. 1879)
  • December 18Muzaffar Ahmed, Bengali politician (b. 1889)
  • December 20
  • Luis Carrero Blanco, Spanish admiral and politician, 69th Prime Minister of Spain (assassinated) (b. 1904)
  • Raffaele Cadorna, Jr., Italian general (b. 1889)
  • Bobby Darin, American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, dancer, impressionist and TV presenter (b. 1936)
  • December 22James Anderson, Australian tennis champion (b. 1894)
  • December 23
  • Joe Caldwell, American archaeologist (b. 1916)
  • Gerard Kuiper, Dutch-born American astronomer (b. 1905)
  • December 24
  • Vittoria Crispo, Italian actress (b. 1900)
  • Fritz Gause, German historian (b. 1893)
  • December 25
  • İsmet İnönü, Turkish general and statesman, 3-time Prime Minister of Turkey and 2nd President of Turkey, leader of the World War II (b. 1884)
  • Adrian Scott, American screenwriter, one of the Hollywood Ten (b. 1912)
  • Gabriel Voisin, French aviation pioneer (b. 1880)
  • December 26
  • William Haines, American actor (b. 1900)
  • Harold B. Lee, American president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1899)
  • December 30Marcel-Bruno Gensoul, French admiral (b. 1880)

    Nobel Prizes



  • PhysicsLeo Esaki, Ivar Giaever, Brian David Josephson
  • ChemistryErnst Otto Fischer, Geoffrey Wilkinson
  • MedicineKarl von Frisch, Konrad Lorenz, Nikolaas Tinbergen
  • LiteraturePatrick White
  • PeaceHenry Kissinger, Lê Đức Thọ
  • EconomicsWassily Leontief