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1988

In the 20th century, the year 1988 has the most Roman numeral digits (11).

1988 was a crucial year in the early history of the Internet—it was the year of the first well-known computer virus, the 1988 Internet worm. The first permanent intercontinental Internet link was made between the United States (NSFNET) and Europe (Nordunet) as well as the first Internet-based chat protocol, Internet Relay Chat. The concept of the World Wide Web was first discussed at CERN in 1988.

The Soviet Union began its major deconstructing towards a mixed economy at the beginning of 1988 and began its gradual dissolution. The Iron Curtain began to disintegrate in 1988 as Hungary began allowing freer travel to the West. The first extrasolar planet, Gamma Cephei Ab (confirmed in 2002) was detected this year and the World Health Organization began its mission to eradicate polio.

Events

January

  • January – The cargo ship Khian Sea deposits 4,000 tons of toxic waste in Haiti after wandering around the Atlantic for sixteen months.
  • January 2 – The Soviet Union begins its program of economic restructuring (perestroika) with legislation initiated by Premier Mikhail Gorbachev (though Gorbachev had begun minor restructuring in 1985).
  • January 78 – In the Afghan War, 39 men of the Soviet Airborne Troops from the 345th Independent Guards Airborne Regiment fight off an attack by 200 to 250 Mujahideen in the Battle for Hill 3234, later dramatized in the Russian film The 9th Company
  • January 13 – President of the Republic of China, Chiang Ching-kuo passed away; Vice-President Lee Teng-hui became president.
  • January 15 – In Jerusalem, Israeli police and Palestinian protestors clash at the Dome of the Rock; several police and at least 70 Palestinians are injured.
  • January 17 – Australian soap opera Home and Away premieres with a pilot episode.
  • January 26The Phantom of the Opera, the longest running Broadway play ever, opens.

    February

  • February 3 – The Democratic-controlled United States House of Representatives rejects President Ronald Reagan's request for $36.25 million to support the Nicaraguan Contras.
  • February 12 – The 1988 Black Sea bumping incident: Soviet frigate Bezzavetnyy intentionally rams USS Yorktown in Soviet territorial waters while Yorktown claims innocent passage.
  • February 1328 – The 1988 Winter Olympics are held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • February 17
  • 1988 Oshakati bomb blast: A bomb explodes outside the First National Bank in Oshakati, Namibia, killing 27 and injuring 70.
  • U.S. Lieutenant Colonel William R. Higgins, serving with a United Nations group monitoring a truce in southern Lebanon, is kidnapped (and later killed by his captors).
  • February 20 – The Nagorno-Karabakh Autonomous Oblast votes to secede from the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic and join the Armenian SSR, triggering the Nagorno-Karabakh War.
  • February 25 – The constitution of the Sixth Republic of Korea comes into effect.
  • February 2729Collapse of the Soviet Union: The Sumgait pogrom of Armenians occurs in Sumqayit.
  • February 29 – A Nazi document implicates Kurt Waldheim in World War II deportations.

    March

  • March 6Operation Flavius: A Special Air Service team of the British Army shoots dead 3 unarmed members of a Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) Active service unit in Gibraltar.
  • March 13
  • Opening to rail traffic of the Seikan Tunnel beneath the Tsugaru Strait connecting the Japanese islands of Honshu and Hokkaido (53.85 km (33.49 mi)), the world's longest (until 2016) and deepest.
  • Gallaudet University, a university for the deaf in Washington, D.C., elects Dr. I. King Jordan as the first deaf president in its history. This conclusion of the Deaf President Now campaign is a turning point in the deaf civil rights movement.
  • March 16
  • The Halabja chemical attack is carried out by Iraqi government forces.
  • Iran–Contra affair: Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.
  • Milltown Cemetery attack: Three men are killed and 70 wounded in a gun and grenade attack by loyalist paramilitary Michael Stone on mourners at Milltown Cemetery in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the funerals of the 3 IRA members killed in Gibraltar.
  • First Republic Bank of Texas fails and enters FDIC receivership, the largest FDIC assisted bank failure in history.
  • March 17
  • A Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410, crashes into the side of the mountains near the Venezuelan border, killing 143.
  • Eritrean War of IndependenceBattle of Afabet: The Nadew Command, an Ethiopian army corps in Eritrea, is attacked on 3 sides by military units of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF).
  • March 19Corporals killings in Belfast: Two British Army corporals are abducted, beaten and shot dead by Irish republicans after driving into the funeral cortege of IRA members killed in the Milltown Cemetery attack.
  • March 20Eritrean War of Independence: Having defeated the Nadew Command, the EPLF enters the town of Afabet, victoriously concluding the Battle of Afabet.
  • March 24
  • An Israeli court sentences Mordechai Vanunu to 18 years in prison for disclosing Israel's nuclear program to The Sunday Times.
  • The first McDonald's restaurant in a country run by a Communist party opens in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. In 1989 it will be followed by one in Budapest, and in 1990 in Moscow and Shenzhen, China.
  • March 25 – The Candle demonstration in Bratislava, Slovakia is the first mass demonstration of the 1980s against the socialist government in Czechoslovakia.
  • March 29African National Congress representative Dulcie September is assassinated in Paris.

    April



  • April 5Kuwait Airways Flight 422 is hijacked while en route from Bangkok, Thailand to Kuwait. The hijackers demand the release of 17 Shiite Muslim prisoners held by Kuwait. Kuwait refuses to release the prisoners, leading to a 16-day siege across 3 continents. Two passengers are killed before the siege ends.
  • April 10
  • The Ojhri Camp Disaster occurs in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
  • The Great Seto Bridge opens to traffic in Japan.
  • April 14
  • In the Geneva Accords, the Soviet Union commits itself to withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan.
  • The USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) strikes a naval mine in the Persian Gulf, while deployed on Operation Earnest Will, during the Tanker War phase of the Iran–Iraq War.
  • April 16
  • Israeli commandos kill the PLO's Abu Jihad in Tunisia.
  • In Forlì, Italy, the Red Brigades kill Senator Roberto Ruffilli, an advisor of Prime Minister Ciriaco De Mita.
  • April 18 – The United States Navy retaliates for the mining with Operation Praying Mantis, in a day of strikes against Iranian oil platforms and naval vessels.
  • April 20 – The world's longest skyjacking comes to an end when the remaining passengers of Kuwait Airways Flight 422 are released by their captors.
  • April 22 – The Ouvéa cave hostage taking begins in Ouvéa, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia.
  • April 25 – In Israel, Ivan Demjanjuk is sentenced to death for war crimes committed in World War II. He is accused by survivors of being the notorious guard at the Treblinka extermination camp known as "Ivan the Terrible". The conviction is later overturned by the Israeli Supreme Court.
  • April 28Aloha Airlines Flight 243 safely lands after losing its roof in midair, causing 1 flight attendant to die and 65 people injured.
  • April 30World Expo 88 opens in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

    May

  • May 4PEPCON disaster in Henderson, Nevada: A major explosion at an industrial solid-fuel rocket plant causes damage extending up to 16 km away, including McCarran International Airport (Las Vegas).
  • May 5 – The Ouvéa cave hostage taking ends in Ouvéa, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia.
  • May 8 – Re-election of François Mitterrand as President of France for 7 years.
  • May 15Soviet–Afghan War: After more than 8 years of fighting, the Soviet Army begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan.
  • May 16–181988 Gilgit massacre: A revolt by the Shias of Gilgit (in northern Pakistan) is ruthlessly suppressed by the Zia-ul Haq regime.
  • May 26 – The Edmonton Oilers defeat the Boston Bruins in a four-game sweep to win their fourth Stanley Cup in ice hockey.
  • May 29 – World's first Pendolino train to enter regular high-speed service, in Italy.
  • May 31 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses 600 Moscow State University students during his visit to the Soviet Union.

    June

  • June 1014 – Spontaneous 100,000 strong mass night-singing demonstrations in Estonian SSR eventually give name to the Singing Revolution.
  • June 1025West Germany hosts the UEFA Euro 1988 football tournament, which is won by the Netherlands.
  • June 11 – Wembley Stadium hosts a concert featuring stars from the fields of music, comedy and film, in celebration of the 70th birthday of imprisoned ANC leader Nelson Mandela.
  • June 14 – A small wildfire starts in Montana just north of the boundary for Yellowstone National Park. The Storm Creek fire expands into the park, then merges with dozens of other drought-inspired fires. Eventually, over 750,000 acre of Yellowstone – 36% of the park's area – burns before firefighters gain control in late September.
  • June 23 – NASA scientist James Hansen testifies to the U.S. Senate that man-made global warming has begun.
  • June 27 – The Gare de Lyon rail accident occurs in Paris, France as a commuter train headed inbound to the terminal crashes into a stationary outbound train, killing 56 and injuring 57.
  • June 30Roman Catholic Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre consecrates four bishops at Écône, Switzerland for his apostolate, along with Bishop Antonio de Castro Mayer, without a papal mandate.

    July

  • July 1 – The Soviet Union votes to end the CPSU's monopoly on economic and other non-political power and to further economic changes towards a less rigidly Marxist-Leninist economy.
  • July 3
  • The Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge in Istanbul, Turkey is completed, providing the second connection between the continents of Europe and Asia over the Bosphorus.
  • Iran Air Flight 655 is shot down by a missile launched from the , killing a total of 290 people on board.
  • July 6
  • The Piper Alpha production platform in the North Sea is destroyed by explosions and fires, killing 165 oil workers and 2 rescue mariners. 61 workers survive.
  • Syringe Tide: the first reported medical waste on beaches in the Greater New York area (including hypodermic needles and syringes possibly infected with the AIDS virus) washes ashore on Long Island. Subsequent medical waste discoveries on beaches in Coney Island, Brooklyn and in Monmouth County, New Jersey force the closure of numerous New York–area beaches in the middle of one of the hottest summers on record in the American Northeast.
  • July 31 – Thirty-two people are killed and 1,674 injured when a bridge at the Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry terminal collapses in Butterworth, Malaysia.

    August

  • August 5
  • Arif Hussain Hussaini, leader of Pakistani Shia Muslims, is shot in Peshawar.
  • The 1988 Malaysian constitutional crisis culminates in the ouster of the Lord President of Malaysia, Salleh Abas.
  • August 67Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City: A riot erupts in Tompkins Square Park when police attempt to enforce a newly passed curfew for the park. Bystanders, artists, residents, homeless people and political activists are caught up in the police action that takes place during the night of August 6 and early into August 7.
  • August 88888 Uprising: Thousands of protesters in Burma, now known as Myanmar, are killed during anti-government demonstrations.
  • August 11Al-Qaeda is formed by Osama bin Laden.
  • August 17Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, Arnold Lewis Raphel, are killed in a plane crash near Bahawalpur.
  • August 19 – A truce begins in the Iran–Iraq War.
  • August 20 – The Iran–Iraq War ends, with an estimated one million lives lost.
  • August 21 – The 6.9 Nepal earthquake shakes the Nepal–India border with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe), leaving 709–1,450 people killed and thousands injured.
  • August 28 – Seventy-five people are killed and 346 injured in one of the worst air show disasters in history at Germany's Ramstein Air Base, when three jets from the Italian air demonstration team, Frecce Tricolori, collide, sending one of the aircraft crashing into the crowd of spectators.

    September

  • September 5 – With US$2 billion in federal aid, the Robert M. Bass Group agrees to buy the United States' largest thrift, American Savings and Loan Association.
  • September 11Singing Revolution: In Soviet-occupied Estonia, 300,000 demonstrate for independence.
  • September 12Hurricane Gilbert devastates Jamaica; it turns towards Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula 2 days later, causing an estimated $5 billion in damage.
  • September 17October 2 – The 1988 Summer Olympics are held in Seoul, South Korea.
  • September 22 – The Ocean Odyssey drilling rig suffers a blowout and fire in the North Sea (see also July 6).
  • September 29STS-26: NASA resumes Space Shuttle flights, grounded after the Challenger disaster, with Space Shuttle Discovery.

    October

  • October 5
  • Thousands riot in Algiers, Algeria against the National Liberation Front government; by October 10 the army has tortured and killed} about 500 people in crushing the riots.
  • Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet loses a national plebiscite on his rule; he relinquishes power in 1990.
  • October 12
  • Walsh Street police shootings: Two Victoria Police officers are gunned down, execution style, in Australia.
  • The Birchandra Manu massacre occurs in Tripura, India.
  • October 19 – The United Kingdom bans broadcast interviews with IRA members. The BBC gets around this stricture through the use of professional actors.
  • October 20 – The Los Angeles Dodgers won 4 games to 1 in the 1988 World Series against the Oakland Athletics.
  • October 27Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.
  • October 28Abortion: 48 hours after announcing it was abandoning RU-486, French manufacturer Roussel Uclaf states that it will resume distribution of the drug.
  • October 29 – Pakistan's General Rahimuddin Khan resigns from his post as the governor of Sindh, following attempts by the President of Pakistan, Ghulam Ishaq Khan, to limit the vast powers Gen. Rahimuddin had accumulated.
  • October 30Jericho bus firebombing: 5 Israelis are killed and 5 wounded in a Palestinian attack in the West Bank.

    November

  • November 2 – The Morris worm, the first computer worm distributed via the Internet, written by Robert Tappan Morris, is launched from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S.
  • November 3 – Sri Lankan Tamil mercenaries try to overthrow the Maldivian government. At President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's request, the Indian military suppresses the coup attempt within 24 hours.
  • November 81988 United States presidential election: George H. W. Bush is elected.
  • November 10 – The United States Air Force acknowledges the existence of the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk in a Pentagon press conference.
  • November 15
  • The 300-foot Green Bank Telescope collapses in Green Bank, West Virginia.
  • In the Soviet Union, the unmanned Shuttle Buran is launched by an Energia rocket on its maiden orbital spaceflight (the first and last space flight for the shuttle).
  • Israeli–Palestinian conflict: An independent State of Palestine is proclaimed at the Palestinian National Council meeting in Algiers, by a vote of 253–46.
  • The very first Fairtrade label, Max Havelaar, is launched by Nico Roozen, Frans van der Hoff and ecumenical development agency Solidaridad in the Netherlands.
  • November 16
  • Singing Revolution: The Supreme Soviet of the Estonian SSR adopts the Estonian Sovereignty Declaration in which the laws of the Estonian SSR are declared supreme over those of the Soviet Union. The USSR declares it unconstitutional on November 26. It is the first declaration of sovereignty from Moscow of any Soviet or Eastern Bloc entity.
  • In the first open election in more than a decade, voters in Pakistan choose populist candidate Benazir Bhutto to be Prime Minister. Elections are held as planned despite head of state Zia-ul-Haq's death earlier in August.
  • November 22 – In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed.
  • November 23 – Former Korean president Chun Doo Hwan publicly apologizes for corruption during his presidency, announcing he will go into exile.

    December

  • December 1
  • Carlos Salinas de Gortari takes office as President of Mexico.
  • The first World AIDS Day is held.
  • December 2
  • Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to head the government of an Islam-dominated state.
  • A cyclone in Bangladesh leaves 5 million homeless and thousands dead.
  • December 6 – The Australian Capital Territory is granted self-government by the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988.
  • December 7
  • In Soviet Armenia, the 6.8 Spitak earthquake kills nearly 25,000, injures 31,000 and leaves 400,000 homeless.
  • Singing Revolution: Estonian language replaces Russian as the official language of the Estonian SSR.
  • December 9 – The last Dodge Aries and Plymouth Reliant roll off the assembly line in a Chrysler factory in the U.S.
  • December 12 – The Clapham Junction rail crash in London kills 35 and injures 132.
  • December 16 – Perennial U.S. presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche is convicted of mail fraud.
  • December 20 – The United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances is signed at Vienna.
  • December 21
  • Pan Am Flight 103 is blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing a total of 270 people. Those responsible are believed to be Libyans.
  • Drexel Burnham Lambert agreed to plead guilty to insider trading and other violations and pay penalties of US$650 million.
  • December 22Brazilian union and environmental activist Chico Mendes is assassinated.

    Date unknown

  • TAT-8, the first transatlantic telephone cable to use optical fibers, is completed. This led to more robust connections between the American and European Internet.
  • Near the end of the year, the first proper and official Internet connection to Europe is made between Princeton, New Jersey and Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Tim Berners-Lee begins openly to discuss his plans for what would become the World Wide Web at CERN.
  • The U.S. Drought of 1988 causes big crop damage in many states, impacts many portions of the United States and causes around $60 billion in damage. Multiple regions suffer in the conditions. Heat waves cause 4,800 to 17,000 excess deaths while scorching many areas of the United States during 1988.
  • Zebra mussels are found in the Great Lakes.
  • The Russian Mafia begins to expand with the decay of the Soviet Union.
  • The Communist Party of Britain is founded by a Marxist–Leninist faction of the Communist Party of Great Britain, after its leadership embraces Eurocommunism.
  • BlackRock founded as a global asset management company in New York City by Larry Fink and others; it will become the world's largest.

    Births

    January

  • January 3Jonny Evans, Northern Irish footballer
  • January 5
  • Pauline, French composer, songwriter and singer
  • Azizulhasni Awang, Malaysian professional track cyclist
  • January 7
  • Hardwell, Dutch DJ, record producer and remixer
  • Haley Bennett, American actress and singer
  • Robert Sheehan, Irish actor
  • January 8Adrián López, Spanish footballer
  • January 12Claude Giroux, Canadian ice hockey player
  • January 15Skrillex, American musician and DJ
  • January 16
  • Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer
  • FKA Twigs, English singer-songwriter, record producer, director and dancer
  • Li Xiaoxia, Chinese table tennis player
  • January 17Will Genia, Australian rugby union player
  • January 18
  • Angelique Kerber, German tennis player
  • Ashleigh Murray, American actress and singer
  • January 19
  • JaVale McGee, American basketball player
  • Alexey Vorobyov, Russian singer and actor
  • January 20Benjamin Ulrich, German international rugby union player
  • January 21
  • Ashton Eaton, American decathlete
  • Glaiza de Castro, Filipino actress and singer
  • January 24Jade Ewen, English singer, songwriter, actress and former member of the Sugababes
  • January 26Mia Rose, Portuguese and British singer-songwriter
  • January 27Liu Wen, Chinese model
  • January 28Alaa Ali, Egyptian footballer (d. 2019)
  • January 29
  • Jessica Iskandar, Indonesian actress and comedian
  • Tatyana Chernova, Russian heptathlete
  • Stephanie Gilmore, Australian professional surfer

    February

  • February 1Fatimih Dávila, Uruguayan model and beauty queen (d. 2019)
  • February 3
  • Cho Kyuhyun, Korean singer (Super Junior)
  • Gregory van der Wiel, Dutch footballer
  • Kamil Glik, Polish footballer
  • February 4Carly Patterson, American gymnast
  • February 6Anna Diop, Senegalese-born American actress
  • February 7
  • Ai Kago, Japanese singer
  • Lee Joon, South Korean idol singer (MBLAQ), dancer, actor, model
  • February 9Lotte Friis, Danish swimmer
  • February 11
  • Li Chun, Chinese singer
  • Jessica De Gouw, American actress
  • February 12
  • Mike Posner, American singer, songwriter, and producer
  • Nicolás Otamendi, Argentinian footballer
  • February 13Aston Merrygold, English singer
  • February 14
  • Ángel Di María, Argentine footballer
  • Olga Álava, Ecuadorian Miss Earth 2011 winner
  • February 15Jessica De Gouw, Australian actress
  • February 16
  • Zhang Jike, Chinese table tennis player
  • Kim Soo-hyun, South Korean actor
  • February 17Natascha Kampusch, Austrian television hostess and kidnapping victim
  • February 18
  • Maiara Walsh, Brazilian-American actress
  • Changmin, Korean singer, songwriter and occasional actor
  • February 20
  • Rihanna, Barbadian pop singer
  • Jiah Khan, British Indian actress and singer (d. 2013)
  • Tracy Spiridakos, Canadian actress
  • February 21Matthias de Zordo, German javelin thrower
  • February 22
  • Ximena Navarrete, Miss Universe 2010
  • Efraín Juárez, Mexican footballer
  • Kevin Borlée, Belgian sprinter
  • February 22Nicolás Gaitán, Argentinian footballer
  • February 24Rodrigue Beaubois, French basketball player
  • February 28Markéta Irglová, Czech songwriter
  • February 29
  • Lena Gercke, German fashion model
  • Benedikt Höwedes, German footballer

    March

  • March 2
  • Matthew Mitcham, Australian diver
  • James Arthur, British singer and songwriter
  • March 3Rafael Muñoz, Spanish swimmer
  • March 4Gal Mekel, Israeli basketball player
  • March 6
  • Agnes Carlsson, Swedish recording artist
  • Simon Mignolet, Belgian footballer
  • Lee Seung-hoon, South Korean speed skater
  • March 8Benny Blanco, American musician, songwriter and record producer
  • March 10Ivan Rakitić, Croatian and Swiss footballer
  • March 11
  • Fábio Coentrão, Portuguese footballer
  • Katsuhiko Nakajima, Japanese professional wrestler
  • March 12Sebastian Brendel, German canoeist
  • March 14
  • Stephen Curry, American professional basketball player
  • Sasha Grey, American actress and model
  • Ma Sichun, Chinese actress
  • March 15
  • James Reimer, Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender
  • Lil Dicky, American rapper and comedian
  • March 16Jhené Aiko, American singer-songwriter
  • March 17Grimes, Canadian artist musician and music video director
  • March 18Soukaina Boukries, Moroccan singer
  • March 19
  • Clayton Kershaw, American baseball player
  • Zhou Lulu, Chinese weightlifter
  • March 21
  • Erik Johnson, American ice hockey player
  • Josepmir Ballón, Peruvian footballer
  • March 22Tania Raymonde, American actress
  • March 23Jason Kenny, British cyclist
  • March 25
  • Big Sean, American rapper
  • Ryan Lewis, American musician
  • March 27
  • Jessie J, English singer and songwriter
  • Brenda Song, American actress
  • Atsuto Uchida, Japanese footballer
  • March 30Richard Sherman, American football player
  • March 31
  • Conrad Sewell, Australian singer-songwriter
  • Louis van der Westhuizen, Namibian cricketer

    April



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  • April 1Alexander Bychkov, Russian serial killer
  • April 2Jesse Plemons, American film and television actor
  • April 3Tim Krul, Dutch footballer
  • April 5Daniela Luján, Mexican pop singer and actress
  • April 6Melai Cantiveros, Filipina comedienne, actress and host
  • April 7Ed Speleers, British actor
  • April 8Stephanie Cayo, Peruvian actress, singer, songwriter and model
  • April 10Haley Joel Osment, American actor
  • April 12Jessie James Decker, American country pop singer and songwriter
  • April 14
  • Roberto Bautista Agut, Spanish tennis player
  • Chris Wood, American actor
  • April 15Eliza Doolittle, English singer–songwriter
  • April 18Vanessa Kirby, English actress and model
  • April 19Haruna Kojima, Japanese singer, actress and idol (AKB48)
  • April 21
  • Ricky Berens, American Olympic swimmer
  • Sophie Rundle, English actress
  • Jencarlos Canela, American singer, songwriter and actor
  • April 23
  • Alistair Brownlee, English triathlete
  • Carla Quevedo, Argentine actress
  • April 25
  • Laura Lepisto, Finnish figure skater
  • Sara Paxton, American actress
  • April 27
  • Lizzo, American singer-songwriter and rapper
  • Semyon Varlamov, Russian ice hockey player
  • April 28Juan Mata, Spanish footballer
  • April 29
  • Jonathan Toews, Canadian hockey player
  • Elías Hernández, Mexican footballer
  • April 30Ana de Armas, Cuban actress

    May



  • May 1
  • Anushka Sharma, Indian actress
  • Nicholas Braun, American actor
  • May 4Radja Nainggolan, Belgian footballer
  • May 5
  • Adele, British pop singer
  • Brooke Hogan, American reality star and singer
  • Skye Sweetnam, Canadian singer
  • May 6Ryan Anderson, American basketball player
  • May 7Brandon Jones, American actor, musician, and producer
  • May 11
  • Eliad Cohen, Israeli producer, actor, model and entrepreneur
  • Ace Hood, American rapper
  • Blac Chyna, American model and entrepreneur
  • Brad Marchand, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 12Marcelo Vieira, Brazilian footballer
  • May 13
  • Tim Maypray, American football player (d. 2019)
  • Matt McLean, American Olympic swimmer
  • May 16
  • Behati Prinsloo, Namibian model
  • Martynas Gecevičius, Lithuanian basketball player
  • May 17Nikki Reed, American actress
  • May 18
  • Ryan Cooley, Canadian actor
  • Hirooki Arai, Japanese racewalker
  • Taeyang, South Korean recording artist and model
  • May 21Park Gyu-ri, South Korean idol singer
  • May 22Doug DeMuro, American automotive columnist and Internet personality
  • May 23
  • Angelo Ogbonna, Italian footballer
  • Morgan Pressel, American professional golfer
  • Zachary "Kid Yamaka" Wohlman, American boxer
  • May 24
  • Billy Gilman, American singer
  • Monica Lin Brown, U.S. Army medic, Silver Star recipient
  • May 25
  • Adrián González Morales, Spanish footballer
  • Cameron van der Burgh, South African Olympic swimmer
  • May 26
  • Dani Samuels, Australian discus thrower
  • Juan Cuadrado, Colombian footballer
  • Joel Selwood, Australian rules footballer
  • May 27Alicia Sixtos, American actress
  • May 28
  • Cheng Fei, Chinese gymnast
  • NaVorro Bowman, American football player
  • May 29Tobin Heath, American women's soccer player

    June



  • June 1
  • Nami Tamaki, Japanese singer
  • Javier Hernández, Mexican footballer
  • June 2
  • Sergio Agüero, Argentine footballer
  • Amber Marshall, Canadian actress
  • Staniliya Stamenova, Bulgarian canoeist
  • June 3Dave East, Black/Creole American rapper and actor
  • June 4Li Man, Chinese actress
  • June 5Nuh Omar, Pakistani writer and director
  • June 6Arianna Errigo, Italian fencer
  • June 7
  • Michael Cera, Canadian actor
  • Ekaterina Makarova, Russian tennis player
  • Milan Lucic, Canadian professional ice hockey player
  • Marlos, Brazilian footballer
  • June 8Reinaldo Zavarce, Venezuelan actor and singer
  • June 9
  • Mae Whitman, American actress
  • Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Greek footballer
  • Lauren Landa, American voice actress
  • June 11
  • Yui Aragaki, Japanese model, actress and singer
  • Claire Holt, Australian actress
  • June 12
  • Eren Derdiyok, Swiss footballer
  • Cody Horn, American actress and model
  • June 14
  • Kara Killmer, American actress
  • Kevin McHale, American actor, dancer and singer
  • June 15Cristopher Toselli, Chilean footballer
  • June 16
  • Banks, American singer and songwriter
  • Keshia Chanté, Canadian singer-songwriter, model and actress
  • Jermaine Gresham, American football player
  • Thierry Neuville, Belgian rally driver
  • June 17Stephanie Rice, retired Australian swimmer
  • June 18
  • Josh Dun, American drummer
  • Yannick Riendeau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • June 21Alejandro Ramírez, Costa Rican chess Grandmaster
  • June 22
  • Omri Casspi, Israeli basketball player
  • Portia Doubleday, American actress
  • Miliyah Kato, Japanese pop and urban singer-songwriter
  • June 23
  • Isabella Leong, Hong Kong singer, actress and model
  • Chellsie Memmel, American gymnast
  • Jasmine Kara, Swedish singer and songwriter
  • June 24
  • Micah Richards, English footballer
  • Nichkhun Horvejkul, Thai singer
  • Candice Patton, American actress
  • Stassi Schroeder, American television personality
  • June 25
  • Therese Johaug, Norwegian cross-country skier
  • Rose Schlossberg, American actress and daughter of Caroline Kennedy
  • June 26
  • Chris Mazdzer, American luger
  • King Bach, Canadian-American actor
  • June 27
  • Matthew Spiranovic, Australian soccer player
  • Stefani Bismpikou, Greek artistic gymnast
  • Alanna Masterson, American actress
  • June 28
  • Kanon Wakeshima, Japanese singer and cellist
  • Gaku Hamada, Japanese actor
  • June 29Éver Banega, Argentine footballer
  • June 30
  • James Preston, American actor
  • Sean Marquette, American actor and voice actor
  • Jack Douglass, American Internet/YouTube personality, musician, and comedian

    July

  • July 1Aleksander Lesun, Russian modern pentathlete
  • July 2
  • Abderahmane Hachoud, Algerian football player
  • Lee Chung-yong, South Korean footballer
  • July 4Angelique Boyer, French-Mexican actress and singer
  • July 6
  • Cody Fern, Australian actor and filmmaker
  • Mok Ying Ren, Singaporean long-distance runner
  • Gustavo Mencia, Paraguayan footballer
  • July 7
  • Venus Raj, Filipina-Indian beauty queen and host
  • Jack Whitehall, English comedian
  • July 8
  • Rachael Finch, Australian beauty pageant titleholder and television reporter
  • Reinaldo Zavarce, Venezuelan actor and singer
  • July 10
  • Sarkodie, Ghanaian hip hop artist
  • Antonio Brown, American football player
  • Manjari Phadnis, Indian film actress
  • July 11Joan Smalls, Puerto Rican model
  • July 12Patrick Beverley, American basketball player
  • July 13
  • Colton Haynes, American actor and model
  • Steven R. McQueen, American actor
  • Tulisa Contostavlos, British singer-songwriter
  • July 14
  • Conor McGregor, Irish mixed martial artist
  • Jérémy Stravius, French swimmer
  • July 15
  • Aimee Carrero, American actress
  • Sanjeev, Indian actor
  • Jarrell Miller, American professional boxer and kickboxer
  • July 16
  • Eric Johannesen, German rower
  • Sergio Busquets, Spanish footballer
  • July 17Summer Bishil, American actress
  • July 18Elvin Mammadov, Azerbaijani footballer
  • July 19
  • Azrul Azmi, Malaysian footballer
  • Shane Dawson, American YouTube comedian and actor
  • July 20Julianne Hough, American ballroom dancer, country music singer and actress
  • July 21DeAndre Jordan, American basketball player
  • July 22Noriko Senge, Japanese princess
  • July 24Han Seung-yeon, South Korean singer and actress
  • July 25Sarah Geronimo, Filipina singer and actress
  • July 26Francia Raisa, American actress
  • July 28
  • Ayla Brown, American recording artist and former NCAA basketball player
  • Gunnar Nelson, Icelandic mixed martial artist and Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner
  • July 30Alexander Vlahos, Welsh actor
  • July 31Charlie Carver, American actor

    August

  • August 1Max Carver, American actor
  • August 2Golden Tate, American football player
  • August 3
  • DRAM, American rapper, singer, and songwriter
  • Weyes Blood, American DJ, producer, singer, and songwriter
  • August 5
  • Eddie Nolan, Irish footballer
  • Federica Pellegrini, Italian swimmer
  • August 6Aleska Diamond, Hungarian porn actress
  • August 7Anikka Albrite, American porn actress
  • August 8
  • Laura Slade Wiggins, American actress, singer and musician
  • Princess Beatrice of York, British princess
  • August 9Willian, Brazilian footballer
  • August 11Irfan Bachdim, Indonesian footballer
  • August 12
  • Leah Pipes, American actress
  • Justin Gaston, American singer-songwriter, model and actor
  • Tyson Fury, British professional boxer
  • August 13, Danish singer
  • August 15Zaira Nara, Argentine model
  • August 17Natalie Sandtorv, Norwegian jazz musician
  • August 18G-Dragon, South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, and fashion icon
  • August 19Veronica Roth, American novelist and short story writer
  • August 21
  • Kacey Musgraves, American country music artist
  • Robert Lewandowski, Polish footballer
  • August 22
  • Dávid Verrasztó, Hungarian swimmer
  • Mitchell Langerak, Australian football player
  • August 23Jeremy Lin, American basketball player
  • August 24Rupert Grint, English actor
  • August 25Alexandra Burke, English singer
  • August 26
  • Tori Black, American pornographic actress
  • Erik Hassle, Swedish pop singer-songwriter
  • August 27Alexa PenaVega, American actress and singer
  • August 28
  • Ray Jones, English footballer (d. 2007)
  • Rosannagh MacLennan, Canadian trampoline gymnast
  • August 29Bartosz Kurek, Polish volleyball player
  • August 30Ernests Gulbis, Latvian tennis player

    September

  • September 1
  • Simona de Silvestro, Swiss racing driver
  • Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladeshi cricketer
  • September 2
  • Ishant Sharma, Indian cricketer
  • Javi Martínez, Spanish footballer
  • Keisuke Katō, Japanese actor
  • September 3Jérôme Boateng, German footballer
  • September 4Anna Li, American artistic gymnast
  • September 5
  • Nuri Şahin, Turkish footballer
  • Felipe Caicedo, Ecuadorian association footballer
  • September 6Sargun Mehta, Indian model, comedian, dancer, presenter and actress.
  • September 7Kevin Love, American basketball player
  • September 10Coco Rocha, Canadian fashion model
  • September 11Lee Yong-dae, South Korean male badminton player
  • September 12
  • Prachi Desai, Indian film and television actress
  • Amanda Jenssen, Swedish singer
  • Matt Martians, American record producer
  • September 13John Park, American singer
  • September 14Martin Fourcade, French biathlete
  • September 15
  • Chelsea Kane, American actress and singer
  • Chloe Dykstra, American actress
  • Nuno Roque, Portuguese actor
  • John Bradley West, American actor
  • September 16Teddy Geiger, American singer-songwriter
  • September 17Pavel Mamayev, Russian footballer
  • September 18
  • Magnus Midtbø, Norwegian rock climber
  • Arizona Muse, American model
  • Annette Obrestad, Norwegian poker player
  • Lukas Forchhammer, Danish singer, songwriter and former actor
  • September 19Katrina Bowden, American actress
  • September 20
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov, Russian professional mixed martial artist
  • Clark James Gable, American actor, model, and television presenter (d. 2019)
  • September 21
  • Doug Baldwin, American football player
  • Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party
  • September 22Bethany Dillon, contemporary Christian music artist
  • September 23Juan Martín del Potro, Argentine tennis player
  • September 24Kyle Sullivan, American actor
  • September 25
  • Ragasya, Indian actress and model
  • Mariya Ise, Japanese voice actress
  • September 26
  • Kiira Korpi, Finnish figure skater
  • Sandhya, Indian film actress
  • James Blake, English electronic music producer and singer-songwriter
  • September 27Alma, French singer and songwrite
  • September 28
  • Caio César, Brazilian actor, voice actor and police officer (d. 2015)
  • Hana Mae Lee, American actress, model, comedian, and fashion designer
  • September 29
  • Kevin Durant, American basketball player
  • Justin Nozuka, American-Canadian singer-songwriter

    October

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  • October 1
  • Cariba Heine, Australian actress and performer
  • Nemanja Matić, Serbian footballer
  • Nick Whitaker, American actor
  • October 2Andreas Moe, Swedish singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist
  • October 3
  • ASAP Rocky, American rapper and music video director
  • Alicia Vikander, Swedish actress
  • October 4
  • Melissa Benoist, American actress and singer
  • Derrick Rose, American basketball player
  • October 5
  • Bahar Kızıl, German singer-songwriter
  • Maja Salvador, Filipina actress and singer
  • Sam Warburton, Welsh rugby union player
  • October 6Maki Horikita, Japanese actress
  • October 7Diego Costa, Spanish footballer
  • October 8Hanne Gaby Odiele, Belgian model
  • October 10Rose McIver, New Zealand actress
  • October 11
  • Rika Izumi, Japanese actress
  • Ricochet, American professional wrestler
  • October 12Calum Scott, British singer and songwriter
  • October 14Max Thieriot, American actor
  • October 15Mesut Özil, German football player
  • October 17
  • Yuko Oshima, Japanese idol, singer and actress (AKB48)
  • Marina Salas, Spanish actress
  • October 18Tessa Schram, Dutch actress and director
  • October 19Markiyan Kamysh, Ukrainian writer
  • October 20
  • Ma Long, Chinese table tennis player
  • Risa Niigaki, Japanese singer
  • Candice Swanepoel, South African supermodel
  • October 21
  • Blanca Suárez, Spanish actress
  • Hope Hicks, American public relations consultant, White House Communications Director
  • October 22
  • Parineeti Chopra, Indian actress
  • Corey Hawkins, American actor
  • October 25Rylan Clark-Neal, English television presenter, narrator and model
  • October 27Evan Turner, American basketball player
  • October 30Janel Parrish, American actress and singer-songwriter
  • October 31Sébastien Buemi, Swiss racing driver

    November



  • November 1
  • Ai Fukuhara, Japanese table tennis player
  • Scott Arfield, Scottish footballer
  • November 2
  • Elgiazar Farashyan, Belarusian singer
  • Julia Görges, German professional tennis player
  • November 5Virat Kohli, Indian international cricketer
  • November 6
  • Emma Stone, American actress
  • Conchita Wurst, Austrian singer, Eurovision Song Contest 2014 winner
  • November 7
  • Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukrainian tennis player
  • Elsa Hosk, Swedish model
  • Tinie Tempah, English rapper
  • November 8Jessica Lowndes, Canadian actress and singer
  • November 9
  • Nikki Blonsky, American actress and singer
  • Analeigh Tipton, American actress and fashion model
  • November 12Russell Westbrook, American basketball player
  • November 15B.o.B., American rapper, singer, record producer, and conspiracy theorist
  • November 18Marie-Josée Ta Lou, Ivorian athlete
  • November 19Patrick Kane, American hockey player
  • November 20
  • Liis Lindmaa, Estonian actress
  • Max Pacioretty, American ice hockey player
  • Dušan Tadić, Serbian footballer
  • Rhys Wakefield, Australian actor
  • Demetrius Shipp Jr., American actor
  • November 21Len Väljas, Canadian cross-country skier
  • November 22Jamie Campbell Bower, English actor
  • November 24Sabi, American pop singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • November 25
  • Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (d. 2010)
  • Rochelle Rao, Indian model and anchor
  • November 26Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Icelandic professional strongman and actor
  • November 28Scarlett Pomers, American actress
  • November 29Russell Wilson, American football player
  • November 30
  • Rebecca Rittenhouse American actress
  • Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer (d. 2014)
  • Eir Aoi, Japanese singer

    December

  • December 1
  • Nadia Hilker, German actress and model
  • Tyler Joseph, American singer
  • Zoë Kravitz, American actress, singer and model
  • December 2
  • Alfred Enoch, British actor
  • Fuse ODG, Ghanaian-English recording artist
  • December 4
  • Mario Maurer, Thai model and actor
  • Yeng Constantino, Filipina singer
  • December 6Sandra Nurmsalu, Estonian musician
  • December 7
  • Nathan Adrian, American Olympic swimmer
  • Emily Browning, Australian actress
  • December 9Kwadwo Asamoah, Ghanaian footballer
  • December 10Wilfried Bony, Ivorian footballer
  • December 11Ashley Hinshaw, American actress and model
  • December 12Hahm Eun-jung, South Korean singer
  • December 14
  • Nicolas Batum, French basketball player
  • Vanessa Hudgens, American actress and singer
  • December 16Mats Hummels, German footballer
  • December 17
  • David Rudisha, Kenyan middle-distance runner
  • Rin Takanashi, Japanese film and television actress
  • December 19Alexis Sánchez, Chilean footballer
  • December 20Cheyenne Tozzi, Australian singer and model
  • December 23
  • Eliana Ramos, Uruguayan fashion model (d. 2007)
  • Eri Kamei, Japanese singer
  • December 25
  • Eric Gordon, American basketball player
  • Marco Mengoni, Italian singer-songwriter
  • December 27
  • Hayley Williams, American singer
  • Lou Yixiao, Chinese singer
  • December 29
  • Ágnes Szávay, Hungarian tennis player
  • Eric Berry, American football player

    Deaths

    January

  • January 1Margot Bryant, British actress (b. 1897)
  • January 2E. B. Ford, British geneticist (b. 1901)
  • January 3
  • William Cagney, American actor (b. 1905)
  • Gaston Eyskens, Belgian politician, 35th Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1905)
  • Rose Ausländer, German poet (b. 1901)
  • Joie Chitwood, American racecar driver and businessman (b. 1912)
  • January 5Pete Maravich, American basketball player (b. 1947)
  • January 6L. P. Davies, British novelist (b. 1914)
  • January 7Trevor Howard, English actor (b. 1913)
  • January 9Peter L. Rypdal, Norwegian fiddler and folk music composer (b. 1909)
  • January 11
  • Pappy Boyington, American pilot, United States Marine Corps fighter ace (b. 1912)
  • Isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1898)
  • January 12Hiram Bingham IV, American diplomat (b. 1903)
  • January 13Chiang Ching-kuo, Chinese politician, 3rd President of the Republic of China (b. 1910)
  • January 14Georgy Malenkov, Soviet politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (b. 1902)
  • January 15Seán MacBride, Irish Republican Army leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1904)
  • January 16Ballard Berkeley, British actor (b. 1904)
  • January 18Cataldo Agostinelli, Italian mathematician (b. 1894)
  • January 20Philippe de Rothschild, French vineyard owner (b. 1902)
  • January 21Vincent Lingiari, Australian Aboriginal rights activist (b. 1908)
  • January 25Colleen Moore, American actress (b. 1899)
  • January 27Kemal Faruki, Turkish football player (b. 1910)
  • January 28Klaus Fuchs, German-British physicist and spy (b. 1911)

    February

  • February 1Heather O'Rourke, American child actress (b. 1975)
  • February 3Robert Duncan, American poet (b. 1919)
  • February 5Emeric Pressburger, Hungarian-British film producer (b. 1902)
  • February 6Carmen Polo, 1st Lady of Meirás, widow of Francisco Franco (b. 1900)
  • February 11Marion Crawford, Scottish nanny of Elizabeth II (b. 1909)
  • February 12S. Nadarajah, Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and politician
  • February 13
  • Ron Embleton, British comics artist and illustrator (b. 1930)
  • Léon Goossens, British oboist (b. 1897)
  • February 14Frederick Loewe, Austrian-American composer (b. 1901)
  • February 15Richard Feynman, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • February 16
  • Karp Osipovich Lykov, Soviet Old Believer and survivalist
  • Vijaya Kumaratunga, Sri Lankan actor and politician (b. 1945)
  • February 17Alexander Bashlachev, Soviet poet and rock musician (b. 1960)
  • February 19
  • René Char, French poet (b. 1907)
  • André Frédéric Cournand, French-American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1895)
  • February 25
  • Kurt Mahler, German-Australian mathematician (b. 1903)
  • Ramiro Prialé, Peruvian politician (b. 1904)
  • February 28Harvey Kuenn, American baseball player and coach (b. 1930)

    March



  • March 1Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (b. 1907)
  • March 3Lois Wilson, American actress (b. 1894)
  • March 5
  • Alberto Olmedo, Argentine comedian and actor (b. 1933)
  • Margaret Irving, American actress (b. 1898)
  • March 6Jeanne Aubert, French singer and actress (b. 1900)
  • March 7
  • Divine, American singer and actor (b. 1945)
  • Edmund Berkeley, American scientist (b. 1909)
  • Robert Livingston, American film actor (b. 1904)
  • March 8
  • Werner Hartmann, German physicist (b. 1912)
  • Henryk Szeryng, Polish-born violinist (b. 1918)
  • Deane Janis, American singer (b. 1904)
  • March 9Kurt Georg Kiesinger, German politician, 28th Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) (b. 1904)
  • March 10
  • Andy Gibb, English singer, songwriter, performer, and teen idol (b. 1958)
  • Phạm Hùng, 3rd Prime Minister of Vietnam (b. 1912)
  • Glenn Cunningham, American Olympic athlete (b. 1909)
  • March 11
  • Rashid Bakr, 10th Prime Minister of Sudan (b. 1930)
  • Abdullahi Issa, Somalian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Somalia (b. 1922)
  • March 12Karen Steele, American actress (b. 1931)
  • March 13
  • Olive Carey, American actress (b. 1896)
  • John Holmes, American pornographic actor (b. 1944)
  • March 16
  • Erich Probst, Austrian football player (b. 1927)
  • Dorothy Adams, American character actress (b. 1900)
  • March 18
  • Joan Field, American violinist (b. 1915)
  • Frank Wayne, American game show producer and host (b. 1917)
  • March 20Gil Evans, American jazz pianist (b. 1912)
  • March 21Edd Roush, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds) and member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1893)
  • March 22Lester Rawlins, American stage and screen director (b. 1924)
  • March 23Reg Lye, Australian actor (b. 1912)
  • March 25Robert Joffrey, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1930)
  • March 30Edgar Faure, French politician, 69th Prime Minister of France (b. 1908)
  • March 31William McMahon, Australian politician, 20th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1908)

    April

  • April 1Jim Jordan, American actor (b. 1896)
  • April 3Milton Caniff, American cartoonist (b. 1907)
  • April 5
  • Alf Kjellin, Swedish film actor and director (b. 1920)
  • Anthony Emery, British Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1918)
  • April 6John Clements, British actor (b. 1910)
  • April 9Dave Prater, American rhythm and blues singer (b. 1937)
  • April 11Jesse L. Lasky Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1910)
  • April 12
  • Harry McShane, Scottish socialist (b. 1891)
  • Alan Paton, South African author (b. 1903)
  • April 15Kenneth Williams, British actor and raconteur (b. 1926)
  • April 17
  • Louise Nevelson, Ukrainian-American sculptor (b. 1900)
  • Eva Novak, American actress (b. 1898)
  • April 18Pierre Desproges, French humorist (b. 1939)
  • April 21
  • I. A. L. Diamond, American screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • Princess Nadejda Petrovna of Russia (b. 1898)
  • April 22Irene Rich, American actress (b. 1891)
  • April 23Michael Ramsey, British Anglican bishop, 100th Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1904)
  • April 25Carolyn Franklin, American singer (b. 1944)
  • April 26
  • Guy Boyd, 64, Australian potter and figurative sculptor (b. 1923)
  • James McCracken, American tenor (b. 1926)
  • Valerie Solanas, American author (b. 1936)
  • April 27David Scarboro, English actor (b. 1968)
  • Valery Legasov, Soviet chemist, chief of the Chernobyl disaster investigation commission (b. 1936)
  • April 28Fenner Brockway, British politician and anti-war activist (b. 1888)

    May

  • May 1Paolo Stoppa, Italian actor and dubber (b. 1906)
  • May 2Premendra Mitra, Indian poet, writer and film director (b. 1904)
  • May 3Lev Pontryagin, Russian mathematician (b. 1908)
  • May 5George Rose, English actor (b. 1920)
  • May 8Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction author (b. 1907)
  • May 10
  • Shen Congwen, Chinese writer (b. 1902)
  • Ciarán Bourke, Irish musician (b. 1935)
  • May 11Kim Philby, British spy (b. 1912)
  • May 12Chet Baker, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1929)
  • May 14
  • Prince Aschwin of Lippe-Biesterfeld (b. 1914)
  • Willem Drees, Dutch politician and historian, 30th Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1886)
  • May 15
  • Andrew Duggan, American actor (b. 1923)
  • Fulvia Franco, Italian actor (b. 1931)
  • Greta Nissen, Norwegian-born actress (b. 1905)
  • May 16
  • Kay Baxter, American bodybuilder (b. 1945)
  • Charles Keeping, British illustrator (b. 1924)
  • May 18Daws Butler, American voice actor (b. 1916)
  • May 21
  • Dino Grandi, Italian politician (b. 1895)
  • Sammy Davis Sr., American dancer (b. 1900)
  • May 23Aya Kitō, Japanese diarist (b. 1962)
  • May 24Gustav Åkerman, Swedish army officer (b. 1901)
  • May 25Ernst Ruska, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
  • May 27Florida Friebus, American actor (b. 1909)
  • May 29
  • Siaka Stevens, 3rd Prime Minister of Sierra Leone and 1st President of Sierra Leone (b. 1905)
  • Vladimír Menšík, Czech actor (b. 1929)
  • May 30Ella Raines, American actress (b. 1920)
  • May 31Arthur Olliver, Australian footballer (b. 1916)

    June

  • June 2Raj Kapoor, Indian actor, producer and director (b. 1924)
  • June 5Michael Barrington, British actor (b. 1924)
  • June 6Chandra Fernando, Sri Lankan Roman Catholic priest and venerable (assassinated) (b. 1942)
  • June 8
  • Philippe Nguyên-Kim-Diên, Vietnamese Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1921)
  • Eli Mintz, American actor (b. 1904)
  • June 9Karl Kraus, German theoretical physicist (b. 1938)
  • June 10Louis L'Amour, American writer (b. 1908)
  • June 11
  • Nathan Cook, American actor (b. 1950)
  • Giuseppe Saragat, Italian politician, 5th President of Italy (b. 1898)
  • June 16Kim Milford, American actor and singer (b. 1951)
  • June 18
  • Wilford Leach, American theater director (b. 1929)
  • E. Hoffmann Price, American writer (b. 1898)
  • June 22
  • Dennis Day, American singer and radio and television personality (b. 1916)
  • Stuart Randall, American actor (b. 1909)
  • June 23Henry Murray, American psychologist (b. 1893)
  • June 24Marta Abba, Italian actress (b. 1900)
  • June 25Hillel Slovak, Israeli-American guitarist (Red Hot Chili Peppers) (b. 1962)
  • June 26Hans Urs von Balthasar, Swiss theologian and Catholic priest (b. 1905)
  • June 27Aparicio Méndez, former President of Uruguay (b. 1904)

    July

  • July 2Bede Morris, Australian immunologist (b. 1927)
  • July 3Gabriel Dell, American actor (b. 1919)
  • July 4
  • Adrian Adonis, American professional wrestler (b. 1954)
  • Dave McKigney, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1932)
  • July 8
  • Ray Barbuti, American athlete (b. 1905)
  • Ranjit Khanwilkar, Indian cricket (b. 1960)
  • July 12Joshua Logan, American stage and film director (b. 1908)
  • July 13Phil Monroe, American animator and director (b. 1916)
  • July 17Bruiser Brody, American professional wrestler (b. 1946)
  • July 18Nico, German rock musician, fashion model, actress and Warhol socialite (b. 1938)
  • July 21Jack Clark, American television personality and game show host (b. 1921)
  • July 22Patrick Newell, British actor (b. 1932)
  • July 25
  • Douglas Hickox, English film director (b. 1929)
  • Judith Barsi, American child actress and murder victim (b. 1978)
  • July 27Frank Zamboni, American inventor (b. 1901)
  • July 31Trinidad Silva, American actor (b. 1950)

    August

  • August 1
  • Florence Eldridge, American actress (b. 1901)
  • Georges Wambst, French cyclist (b. 1902)
  • August 2Raymond Carver, American short-story writer and poet (b. 1938)
  • August 5
  • Colin Higgins, Australian-American screenwriter, actor, director, and producer (b. 1941)
  • Ralph Meeker, American actor (b. 1920)
  • August 6
  • Anatoly Levchenko, Soviet cosmonaut (b. 1941)
  • Illa Martin, German dendrologist, botanist, conservationist and dentist (b. 1900)
  • August 8
  • Alan Napier, English actor (b. 1903)
  • Kid Chocolate, Cuban boxer (b. 1910)
  • Félix Leclerc, French-Canadian poet and singer (b. 1914)
  • August 9
  • Ramón Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1923)
  • Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer (b. 1905)
  • August 10
  • Arnulfo Arias, Panamanian politician, 3-time President of Panama (b. 1901)
  • Adela Rogers St. Johns, American journalist and screenwriter (b. 1893)
  • August 11Anne Ramsey, American actress (b. 1929)
  • August 12Jean-Michel Basquiat, American musician/graffiti painter (b. 1960)
  • August 14
  • Robert Calvert, American writer, poet, and musician (b. 1944)
  • Enzo Ferrari, Italian car maker (b. 1898)
  • August 17
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr., American lawyer and politician (b. 1914)
  • Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, 6th President of Pakistan (b. 1924)
  • August 18Felix Maria Davídek, Czechoslovak Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1921)
  • August 20Lazarus Salii, 3rd President of Palau (b. 1936)
  • August 21Ray Eames, American artist, designer and filmmaker (b. 1912)
  • August 24Leonard Frey, American actor (b. 1938)
  • August 27
  • William Sargant, British psychiatrist (b. 1907)
  • Kerry Lloyd, American role-playing game designer (b. 1941)
  • Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (b. 1928)
  • August 28
  • Hazel Dawn, American actress (b. 1890)
  • Max Shulman, American comedic writer (b. 1919)
  • Paul Grice, British philosopher (b. 1913)
  • August 30Jack Marshall, 28th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1912)
  • August 31Edgar Elbakyan, Soviet actor (b. 1928)

    September



  • September 1Luis Walter Alvarez, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
  • September 5Gert Fröbe, German actor (b. 1913)
  • September 6Harold Rosson, American cinematographer (b. 1895)
  • September 7Abdul Haq, Pakistani Islamic scholar (b. 1912)
  • September 11John Sylvester White, American actor (b. 1919)
  • September 12
  • Roger Hargreaves, English author (b. 1935)
  • Mars Ravelo, Filipino novelist (b. 1916)
  • September 16Dick Pym, English footballer (b. 1893)
  • September 17Nellie Beer, British politician, Lord Mayor of Manchester (1966–67) (b. 1900)
  • September 18
  • Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, Iranian Azari poet (b. 1906)
  • Alan Watt, Australian public servant (b. 1901)
  • September 20Roy Kinnear, British character actor (b. 1934)
  • September 21
  • Glenn Robert Davis, American politician (b. 1914)
  • Henry Koster, German-born film director (b. 1905)
  • September 25Billy Carter, American farmer, businessman, brewer, and politician (b. 1937)
  • September 27Teofilo Camomot, Filipino Roman Catholic archbishop and servant of God (b. 1914)
  • September 28
  • Charles Addams, American cartoonist (b. 1912)
  • Ethel Grandin, American actress (b. 1894)
  • September 30
  • Trường Chinh, Vietnamese political leader, 3rd President of Vietnam (b. 1907)
  • Joachim Prinz, German-born American rabbi (b. 1902)

    October

  • October 1
  • Lucien Ballard, American cinematographer (b. 1908)
  • Anatoly Blatov, Soviet diplomat (b. 1914)
  • Sacheverell Sitwell, English writer (b. 1897)
  • Pavle Vuisić, Yugoslav actor (b. 1926)
  • October 2
  • Alec Issigonis, Greek-British engineer (b. 1906)
  • Hamengkubuwono IX, 9th Sultan of Yogyakarta and 2nd Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1912)
  • October 3Franz Josef Strauss, German politician (b. 1915)
  • October 7Billy Daniels, American singer (b. 1915)
  • October 9
  • Jackie Milburn, English footballer (b. 1924)
  • Felix Wankel, German mechanical engineer (b. 1902)
  • October 10
  • Kurt Marshall, American model and actor (b. 1965)
  • Bhabani Bhattacharya, Indian writer (b. 1906)
  • October 11
  • Morgan Farley, American actor (b. 1898)
  • Bonita Granville, American actress (b. 1923)
  • Wayland Flowers, American puppeteer (b. 1939)
  • October 12
  • Ken Murray, American actor (b. 1903)
  • Ruth Manning-Sanders, British children's author (b. 1895)
  • October 13Melvin Frank, American screenwriter and director (b. 1913)
  • October 15Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English composer, music critic, pianist, and writer (b. 1892)
  • October 18Frederick Ashton, English dancer and choreographer (b. 1904)
  • October 19Son House, American musician (b. 1902)
  • October 22Henry Armstrong, American boxer (b. 1912)
  • October 23Asashio Tarō III, Sumo wrestler (b. 1929)
  • October 27Charles Hawtrey, English actor (b. 1914)
  • October 28Pietro Annigoni, Italian painter (b. 1910)
  • October 29Thomas Cooray, Sri Lankan Roman Catholic archbishop and servant of God (b. 1901)
  • October 31John Houseman, Romanian-American actor and producer (b. 1902)

    November

  • November 1George J. Folsey, American cinematographer (b. 1898)
  • November 4Hermann Graf, German fighter ace (b. 1912)
  • November 7
  • Bill Hoest, American cartoonist (b. 1926)
  • Sy Mah, Canadian marathoner (b. 1926)
  • November 9
  • David Bauer, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924)
  • Clarke Hinkle, American football player (Green Bay Packers) and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1909)
  • John N. Mitchell, American lawyer, 67th United States Attorney General (b. 1913)
  • Mario Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano, Italian Roman Catholic cardinal (b. 1903)
  • Rosemary Timperley, British author (b. 1920)
  • November 11William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor and organist (b. 1900)
  • November 12
  • Vet Boswell, American singer (b. 1911)
  • Lyman Lemnitzer, American Army General (b. 1899)
  • November 13Antal Doráti, Hungarian conductor (b. 1906)
  • November 14Takeo Miki, Japanese politician, 41st Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1907)
  • November 15
  • Ieronymos I of Athens, Greek Orthodox monk, theologian, archbishop and servant of God (b. 1905)
  • Mona Washbourne, British actress (b. 1903)
  • November 16Jennie Lee, Baroness Lee of Asheridge, British politician (b. 1904)
  • November 17Sheilah Graham, English-born gossip columnist (b. 1904)
  • November 19Christina Onassis, American shipping magnate (b. 1950)
  • November 20Irene Bianucci, Italian-born American painter (b. 1903)
  • November 21
  • Howard Belton, American politician and farmer (b. 1893)
  • Carl Hubbell, American baseball player (New York Giants) and member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1903)
  • November 22
  • Luis Barragán, Mexican architect (b. 1902)
  • Raymond Dart, Australian anatomist and anthropologist (b. 1893)
  • Josefina Vicens, Mexican poet (b. 1911)
  • November 23Gamal Abdel-Rahim, Egyptian composer (b. 1924)
  • November 25
  • Alphaeus Philemon Cole, American artist, engraver and etcher (b. 1876)
  • Muhammad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi prince (b. 1910)
  • November 26Antonio Estévez, Venezuelan composer (b. 1916)
  • November 27
  • Angela Aames, American actress (b. 1956)
  • John Carradine, American actor (b. 1906)
  • Takieddin el-Solh, Lebanese politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1908)
  • November 28Prince Ludwig Rudolph of Hanover (b. 1955)
  • November 29Donald Keyhoe, American ufologist (b. 1897)

    December

  • December 2
  • Tata Giacobetti, Italian singer and lyricist (Quartetto Cetra) (b. 1922)
  • Paul, Finnish Orthodox archbishop and servant of God (b. 1914)
  • December 4Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist (b. 1899)
  • December 6
  • Roy Orbison, American rock musician (b. 1936)
  • Timothy Patrick Murphy, American actor (b. 1959)
  • December 7
  • Christopher Connelly, American actor (b. 1941)
  • Dorothy Jordan, American actress (b. 1906)
  • December 10
  • Richard S. Castellano, American actor (b. 1933)
  • Dorothy de Rothschild, English philanthropist and activist (b. 1895)
  • December 13Roy Urquhart, British general (b. 1901)
  • December 14Stuart Symington, American politician (b. 1901)
  • December 17Jerry Hopper, American film and television director (b. 1907)
  • December 20Max Robinson, American broadcast journalist, and ABC News World News Tonight co-anchor (b. 1939)
  • December 21
  • Willie Kamm, American baseball player (b. 1900)
  • Bob Steele, American actor (b. 1907)
  • Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch ornithologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1907)
  • December 22Francisco Alves Mendes Filho, Brazilian environmental activist (murdered) (b. 1944)
  • December 23Carlo Scorza, Italian Fascist politician (b. 1897)
  • December 24Noel Willman, Northern Irish actor and theatre director (b. 1918)
  • December 26
  • John Loder, English actor (b. 1898)
  • Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (b. 1907)
  • Pablo Sorozábal, Spanish composer (b. 1897)
  • December 27
  • Hal Ashby, American film director (b. 1929)
  • Jess Oppenheimer, American radio and television producer (b. 1913)
  • December 29Sir Ieuan Maddock, British nuclear scientist (b. 1917)
  • December 30Isamu Noguchi, Japanese-American artist (b. 1904)

    Nobel Prizes



  • PhysicsLeon M. Lederman, Melvin Schwartz, Jack Steinberger
  • ChemistryJohann Deisenhofer, Robert Huber, Hartmut Michel
  • Medicine – Sir James W. Black, Gertrude B. Elion, George H. Hitchings
  • LiteratureNaguib Mahfouz
  • Peace – The United Nations Peace-Keeping Forces
  • The Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred NobelMaurice Allais