1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1988th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 988th year of the 2nd millennium, the 88th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1980s decade.
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 restructuring 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.
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 7–8 – 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 26 – The Phantom of the Opera, the longest running Broadway play ever, opens.
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 13–28 – The 1988 Winter Olympics are held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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 27–29 – Collapse 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 6 – Operation 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.
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.
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.
A Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410, crashes into the side of the mountains near the Venezuelan border, killing 143.
Eritrean War of Independence – Battle 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 19 – Corporals 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 20 – Eritrean War of Independence: Having defeated the Nadew Command, the EPLF enters the town of Afabet, victoriously concluding the Battle of Afabet.
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 29 – African National Congress representative Dulcie September is assassinated in Paris.
The Iranian frigate, IS Alvand, attacked by US Navy forces during Operation Praying Mantis
April 5 – Kuwait 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.
The Ojhri Camp Disaster occurs in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
The Great Seto Bridge opens to traffic in Japan.
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.
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 USS Samuel B. Roberts 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 28 – Aloha Airlines Flight 243 safely lands after losing its roof in midair, causing 1 flight attendant to die and 65 people injured.
April 30 – World Expo 88 opens in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
May 4 – PEPCON disaster in Henderson, Nevada: A major explosion at an industrial solid-fuel rocket plant causes damage extending up to 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) 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 15 – Soviet–Afghan War: After more than 8 years of fighting, the Soviet Army begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan.
May 16–18 – 1988 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 10–14 – Spontaneous 100,000 strong mass night-singing demonstrations in Estonian SSR eventually give name to the Singing Revolution.
June 10–25 – West 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 acres (3,000 km2) 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 30 – Roman 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 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.
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 accidentally shot down by a missile launched from the USS Vincennes, killing a total of 290 people on board.
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.
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 6–7 – Tompkins 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 8 – 8888 Uprising: Thousands of protesters in Burma, now known as Myanmar, are killed during anti-government demonstrations.
August 11 – Al-Qaeda is formed by Osama bin Laden.
August 17 – Pakistani 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 Mw 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 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 11 – Singing Revolution: In Soviet-occupied Estonia, 300,000 demonstrate for independence.
September 12 – Hurricane Gilbert devastates Jamaica; it turns towards Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula 2 days later, causing an estimated $5 billion in damage.
September 17 – October 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 29 – STS-26: NASA resumes Space Shuttle flights, grounded after the Challenger disaster, with Space Shuttle Discovery.
Thousands riot in Algiers, Algeria against the National Liberation Front government; by October 10 the army has tortured and killed[clarification needed] about 500 people in crushing the riots.
Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet loses a national plebiscite on his rule; he relinquishes power in 1990.
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 27 – Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.
October 28 – Abortion: 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 30 – Jericho bus firebombing: 5 Israelis are killed and 5 wounded in a Palestinian attack in the West Bank.
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 8 – 1988 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.
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.
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 Block 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.
Carlos Salinas de Gortari takes office as President of Mexico.
The first World AIDS Day is held.
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.
The Australian Capital Territory is granted self-government by the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988.
Famous American vocalist Roy Orbison dies of a heart attack in Hendersonville, Tennessee aged 52.
In Soviet Armenia, the Ms 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.
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 22 – Brazilian union and environmental activist Chico Mendes is assassinated.
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.
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December · Date unknown
January 2 – Mandy Harvey, American jazz and pop singer
January 3 – Jonny Evans, Northern Irish footballer
Pauline, French composer, songwriter and singer
Azizulhasni Awang, Malaysian professional track cyclist
Hardwell, Dutch DJ, record producer and remixer
Haley Bennett, American actress and singer
Robert Sheehan, Irish actor
Adrián López, Spanish footballer
Allison Harvard, American model
Lily Nicksay, American actress
Claude Giroux, Canadian ice hockey player
Andrew Lawrence, American actor
Kacey Barnfield, English actress
Hakeem Nicks, American football player
Tom Rosenthal, English actor and comedian
Jun. K, Korean vocalist (2PM)
Skrillex, American musician and DJ
Charlotte Sometimes, American singer-songwriter
Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer
FKA Twigs, English singer-songwriter, record producer, director and dancer
Li Xiaoxia Chinese table tennis player
January 17 – Will Genia, Australian professional rugby union
Ironik, British musician, DJ and rapper
Angelique Kerber, German tennis player
Ashleigh Murray, American actress and singer
JaVale McGee, American basketball player
Alex Sparrow, Russian singer and actor
Colin Bensadon, Gibraltarian swimmer
Benjamin Ulrich, German international rugby union player
Ashton Eaton, American decathlete
Vanessa Hessler, American-Italian model and actress
Glaiza de Castro, Filipino actress and singer
January 22 – Nick Palatas, American actor
January 24 – Jade Ewen, English singer, songwriter, actress and former member of the Sugababes
January 26 – Mia Rose, Portuguese and British singer-songwriter
Liu Wen, Chinese model
Alice Burdeu, Australian fashion model
Alaa Ali, Egyptian footballer (d. 2019)
Alexandra Krosney, American actress
Jessica Iskandar, Indonesian actress and comedian
Tatyana Chernova, Russian heptathlete
Stephanie Gilmore, Australian professional surfer
Catrin Stewart, Welsh actress
Raffaella Fico, Italian showgirl, singer and model
January 30 – Rob Pinkston, American actor
January 31 – Kyle Kulinski, American radio host and political commentator
Ángel Di María
February 1 – Fatimih Dávila, Uruguayan model and beauty queen (d. 2019)
Meghan Collison, Canadian model
Zosia Mamet, American actress
Cho Kyuhyun, Korean singer (Super Junior)
Gregory van der Wiel, Dutch footballer
Kamil Glik, Polish footballer
Charlie Barnett, American actor
Carly Patterson, American gymnast
February 5 – Karin Ontiveros, Mexican beauty queen
Anna Diop, American actress
Bailey Hanks, American singer, actress and dancer
Ai Kago, Japanese singer
Lee Joon, South Korean idol singer (MBLAQ), dancer, actor, model
Matthew Stafford, American football player
February 8 – Ryan Pinkston, American actor
February 9 – Lotte Friis, Danish swimmer
February 10 – Seth Gamble, American porn actor
Li Chun, Chinese singer
Jessica De Gouw, American actress
Mike Posner, American singer, songwriter, and producer
Greta Salpeter, American singer-songwriter, pianist (The Hush Sound, Gold Motel)
DeMarco Murray, American football player
Nicolás Otamendi, Argentinian footballer
February 13 – Aston Merrygold, English singer
Ángel Di María, Argentine footballer
Katie Boland, Canadian actress
Olga Álava, Ecuadorian Miss Earth 2011 winner
February 15 – Jessica De Gouw, Australian actress
Zhang Jike, Chinese table tennis player
Kim Soo-hyun, South Korean actor
Natascha Kampusch, Austrian television hostess and kidnapping victim
Adil Rashid, English cricketer
Maiara Walsh, Brazilian-American actress
The Blossom Twins, English twin professional wrestlers
Changmin, Korean singer, songwriter and occasional actor
Sarah Sutherland, American actress
February 19 – Stacie Chan, American actress and voice actress
Rihanna, Barbadian pop singer
Jiah Khan, British Indian actress and singer (d. 2013)
Tracy Spiridakos, Canadian actress
February 21 – Matthias de Zordo, German javelin thrower
Ximena Navarrete, Miss Universe 2010
Efraín Juárez, Mexican footballer
Kevin Borlée, Belgian sprinter
February 22 – Nicolás Gaitán, Argentinian footballer
February 23 – Byron Maxwell, American football]] player
February 24 – Alexander Koch, American actor
February 25 – Gerald McCoy, American football player
February 24 – Rodrigue Beaubois, French basketball player
February 28 – Markéta Irglová, Czech songwriter
Lena Gercke, German fashion model
Benedikt Höwedes, German footballer
Katija Pevec, American actress
Trevor Cahill, American baseball player
Matthew Mitcham, Australian diver
Nadine Samonte, Filipina actress and commercial model
James Arthur, British singer and songwriter
Josh Duggar, American television personality
Rafael Muñoz, Spanish swimmer
Gal Mekel, Israeli basketball player
Josh Bowman, English film and television actor
Agnes Carlsson, Swedish recording artist
Simon Mignolet, Belgian footballer
Lee Seung-hoon, South Korean speed skater
Elaine and Melanie Silver, American actresses
March 8 – Johnny Ruffo, Australian singer-songwriter and dancer
Kang In-soo, South Korean singer
Ivan Rakitić, Croatian and Swiss footballer
Fábio Coentrão, Portuguese footballer
Katsuhiko Nakajima, Japanese professional wrestler
March 12 – Elly Jackson, English singer-songwriter
March 13 – Tiffany Two, World’s oldest cat (d. 2015)
Stephen Curry, American professional basketball player
Sasha Grey, American actress, model, author, musician, and former pornographic actress
Ma Sichun, Chinese actress
James Reimer, Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender
Lil Dicky, American rapper and comedian
March 16 – Jhené Aiko, American singer-songwriter
March 17 – Grimes, Canadian artist musician and music video director
March 18 – Soukaina Boukries, Moroccan singer
Freddie Smith, American actor
Clayton Kershaw, American baseball player
Zhou Lulu, Chinese weightlifter
Erik Johnson, American ice hockey player
Josepmir Ballón, Peruvian footballer
March 22 – Tania Raymonde, American actress
March 23 – Jason Kenny, British cyclist
Finn Jones, English actor
Nick Lashaway, American actor (d. 2016)
Big Sean, American rapper
Ryan Lewis, American musician
Holliday Grainger, English screen and stage actress
Jessie J, English singer and songwriter
Brenda Song, American actress
Atsuto Uchida, Japanese footballer
Ryan Kalish, American baseball player
Lacey Turner, English actress
Geno Atkins, American football player
March 29 – Kelly Sweet, American singer
March 30 – Richard Sherman, American football player
Conrad Sewell, Australian singer-songwriter
DeAndre Liggins, American basketball player
Louis van der Westhuizen, Namibian cricketer
Haley Joel Osment
Ana de Armas
Alexander Bychkov, Russian serial killer
Ed Drewett, English pop singer-songwriter
Brook Lopez, American basketball player
April 2 – Jesse Plemons, American film and television actor
Kam Chancellor, American football player
Brandon Graham, American football player
Tim Krul, Dutch footballer
April 5 – Daniela Luján, Mexican pop singer and actress
Fabrice Muamba, English footballer
Melai Cantiveros, Filipina comedienne, actress and host
April 7 – Ed Speleers, British actor
Saqib Saleem, Indian model and actor
Stephanie Cayo, Peruvian actress, singer, songwriter and model
April 10 – Haley Joel Osment, American actor
April 11 – Pete Kozma, American baseball player
Jessie James Decker, American country pop singer and songwriter
Tone Damli, Norwegian singer
April Rose Pengilly, Australian model and actress
April 13 – Allison Williams, American actress
Roberto Bautista Agut, Spanish tennis player
Ben Lloyd-Hughes, British actor
Chris Wood, American actor
Eliza Doolittle, English singer–songwriter
Kyle Okposo, American ice hockey player
Chris Stuckmann, American film critic, filmmaker, author and YouTuber
April 18 – Vanessa Kirby, English actress and model
April 19 – Haruna Kojima, Japanese singer, actress and idol (AKB48)
Robbie Amell, Canadian actor
Ricky Berens, American Olympic swimmer
Sophie Rundle, English actress
Christoph Sanders, American actor
Jencarlos Canela, American singer, songwriter and actor
April 22 − Deven Mack, Canadian voice actor, voice director and casting director
Alistair Brownlee, English triathlete
Carla Quevedo, Argentine actress
Laura Lepisto, Finnish figure skater
Sara Paxton, American actress
April 26 – S. E. Lister, British novelist
Austin Amelio, American actor
Lizzo, American singer-songwriter and rapper
Semyon Varlamov, Russian ice hockey player
April 28 – Juan Mata, Spanish footballer
Alfred Hui, Hong Kong singer
Jonathan Toews, Canadian hockey player
Elías Hernández, Mexican footballer
April 30 – Ana de Armas, Cuban actress
Anushka Sharma, Indian actress
Nicholas Braun, American actor
May 4 – Radja Nainggolan, Belgian footballer
Adele, British pop singer
Brooke Hogan, American reality star and singer
Skye Sweetnam, Canadian singer
Jessica Dubroff, American aviation accident victim (d. 1996)
May 6 – Ryan Anderson, American basketball player
May 7 – Brandon Jones, American actor, musician, and producer
May 8 – Trisha Paytas, American Internet personality, actress, singer, and songwriter
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 12 – Marcelo Vieira, Brazilian footballer
Tim Maypray, American football player (d. 2019)
Matt McLean, American Olympic swimmer
Casey Donovan, Australian singer-songwriter
Jessica Falkholt, Australian actress (d. 2018)
Marcus Collins, English singer
May 16 – Behati Prinsloo, Namibian model
Nikki Reed, American actress
Freddie Hogan, British actor
Karrueche Tran, American actress and model
Ryan Cooley, Canadian actor
Hirooki Arai, Japanese racewalker
Taeyang, South Korean recording artist and model
May 21 – Park Gyu-ri, South Korean idol singer
May 22 – Doug DeMuro, American automotive columnist and Internet personality
Gavin Free, English cinematographer
Angelo Ogbonna, Italian footballer
Morgan Pressel, American professional golfer
Zachary “Kid Yamaka” Wohlman, American boxer
Billy Gilman, American singer
Monica Lin Brown, U.S. Army medic, Silver Star recipient
Adrián González Morales, Spanish footballer
Cameron van der Burgh, South African Olympic swimmer
Dani Samuels, Australian discus thrower
Juan Cuadrado, Colombian footballer
Joel Selwood, Australian rules footballer
Alicia Sixtos, American actress
Yam Concepcion, Filipino actress, film and television
Cheng Fei, Chinese gymnast
NaVorro Bowman, American football player
May 29 – Tobin Heath, American women’s soccer player
Nami Tamaki, Japanese singer
Javier Hernández, Mexican footballer
Sergio Agüero, Argentine footballer
Amber Marshall, Canadian actress
June 3 – Dave East, Black/Creole American rapper and actor
June 4 – Li Man, Chinese actress
June 5 – Nuh Omar, Pakistani writer and director
June 6 – Arianna Errigo, Italian fencer
Michael Cera, Canadian actor
Ekaterina Makarova, Russian tennis player
Milan Lucic, Canadian professional ice hockey player
Marlos, Brazilian footballer
June 8 – Reinaldo Zavarce, Venezuelan actor and singer
Mae Whitman, American actress
Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Greek footballer
Lauren Landa, American voice actress
Yui Aragaki, Japanese model, actress and singer
Claire Holt, Australian actress
Eren Derdiyok, Swiss footballer
Cody Horn, American actress and model
June 13 – Cody Walker, American actor
Kara Killmer, American actress
Kevin McHale, American actor, dancer and singer
June 15 – Cristopher Toselli, Chilean footballer
Keshia Chanté, Canadian singer-songwriter, model and actress
Jermaine Gresham, American football player
Banks, American singer and songwriter
June 17 – Stephanie Rice, retired Australian swimmer
Josh Dun, American drummer
Yannick Riendeau, Canadian ice hockey player
June 20 – Shefali Chowdhury, British actress
June 21 – Alejandro Ramírez, Costa Rican chess Grandmaster
Omri Casspi, Israeli basketball player
Portia Doubleday, American actress
Miliyah Kato, Japanese pop and urban singer-songwriter
Isabella Leong, Hong Kong singer, actress and model
Chellsie Memmel, American gymnast
Jasmine Kara, Swedish singer and songwriter
Micah Richards, English footballer
Nichkhun Horvejkul, Thai singer
Candice Patton, American actress
Stassi Schroeder, American television personality
Therese Johaug, Norwegian cross-country skier
Mark Haskins, English professional wrestler
Rose Schlossberg, American actress and daughter of Caroline Kennedy
Samanda (Amanda and Samantha Marchant), British acting duo
Remy LaCroix, American pornographic actress
Chris Mazdzer, American luger
King Bach, Canadian-American actor
Matthew Spiranovic, Australian soccer player
Stefani Bismpikou, Greek artistic gymnast
Alanna Masterson, American actress
Kanon Wakeshima, Japanese singer and cellist
Gaku Hamada, Japanese actor
Éver Banega, Argentine footballer
Adrian Mannarino, French tennis player
James Preston, American actor
Sean Marquette, American actor and voice actor
Jack Douglass, American Internet/YouTube personality, musician, and comedian
Steven R. McQueen
Aleksander Lesun, Russian modern pentathlete
Sun So-eun, South Korean swimmer
Dawid Botha, Namibian cricketer
Abderahmane Hachoud, Algerian football player
Lee Chung-yong, Korean footballer
Edward Randell, English musician and actor
Jada Stevens, American porn actress
Angelique Boyer, French-Mexican actress and singer
Conor MacNeill, Northern-Irish actor
Joe Lycett, British comedian
Martin Liivamägi, Estonian swimmer
Cody Fern, Australian actor and filmmaker
Mok Ying Ren, Singaporean long-distance runner
Gustavo Mencia, Paraguayan footballer
Venus Raj, Filipina beauty queen and host
Chase Williamson, American actor and film producer
Natalie Mejia, American singer and songwriter
Jack Whitehall, English comedian
Rachael Finch, Australian beauty pageant titleholder and television reporter
Reinaldo Zavarce, Venezuelan actor and singer
Shazad Latif, British actor
Sarkodie, Ghanaian hip hop artist
Antonio Brown, American football player
Manjari Phadnis, Indian film actress
Heather Hemmens, American actress
Joan Smalls, Puerto Rican model
Toria Nichole Penn, Bahamian model
Patrick Beverley, American basketball player
LeSean McCoy, American football player
Christine Marie Cabanos, American voice actress
Miljan Zekić, Serbian tennis player
Colton Haynes, American actor and model
Steven R. McQueen, American actor
Chris Sheffield, American actor
Tulisa Contostavlos, British singer-songwriter
Chase Williamson, American actor and film producer
Conor McGregor, Irish mixed martial artist
Aimee Carrero, American actress
Sanjeev, Indian actor
Jarrell Miller, American professional boxer and kickboxer
Eric Johannesen, German rower
Sergio Busquets, Spanish footballer
Summer Bishil, American actress
Anderson East, American musician
Jason Pagara, Filipino boxer
Luke Stocker, American football player
Ambyr Childers, American actress
Elvin Mammadov, Azerbaijani footballer
Azrul Azmi, Malaysian footballer
Shane Dawson, American YouTube comedian and actor
Joe Tracini, English actor and presenter
Cherami Leigh, American actress and voice actress
Trent Williams, American football player
Julianne Hough, American ballroom dancer, country music singer and actress
Stephen Strasburg, American baseball player
July 21 – DeAndre Jordan, American basketball player
July 21 – Maggie McGee, Canadian writer
July 22 – Noriko Senge, Japanese princess
Paul Anderson, English footballer
Kevin Tway, American golfer
Han Seung-yeon, South Korean singer and actress
Alan Palomo, American electronic musician (Neon Indian)
Linsey Godfrey, American actress
Heather Marks, Canadian model
Sarah Geronimo, Filipina singer and actress
Francia Raisa, American actress
Caitlin Gerard, American actress
Ayla Brown, American recording artist and former NCAA basketball player
Gunnar Nelson, Icelandic mixed martial artist and Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner
Nico Tortorella, American actor and model
Alexander Vlahos, Welsh actor
A. J. Green, American football player
Charlie Carver, American actor
Krystal Meyers, American singer-songwriter/musician
Princess Beatrice of York
August 1 – Max Carver, American actor
Nayer, American pop singer
Golden Tate, American football player
DRAM, American rapper, singer, and songwriter
Weyes Blood, American DJ, producer, singer, and songwriter
August 4 – Tom Parker, English singer
Eddie Nolan, Irish footballer
Federica Pellegrini, Italian swimmer
August 6 – Aleska Diamond, Hungarian porn actress
August 7 – Anikka Albrite, American porn actress
Princess Beatrice of York, British princess
Laura Slade Wiggins, American actress, singer and musician
August 9 – Willian, Brazilian footballer
August 11 – Irfan Bachdim, Indonesian footballer
Leah Pipes, American actress
Justin Gaston, American singer-songwriter, model and actor
Tyson Fury, British professional boxer
August 13 – MØ, Danish singer
August 15 – Zaira Nara, Argentine model
Tara Teng, Canadian model, activist, and television presenter
Rumer Willis, American actress and singer
Ryan Kerrigan, American football player
August 17 – Natalie Sandtorv, Norwegian jazz musician
August 18 – G-Dragon, South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, and fashion icon
Hoodie Allen, American hip-hop artist
Veronica Roth, American novelist and short story writer
Kacey Musgraves, American country music artist
Robert Lewandowski, Polish footballer
Dávid Verrasztó, Hungarian swimmer
Mitchell Langerak, Australian football player
Alice Glass, Canadian singer
Jeremy Lin, American basketball player
Kim Matula, American actress
August 24 – Rupert Grint, English actor
Alexandra Burke, English singer
Ray Quinn, English actor, singer, and dancer
Tori Black, American pornographic actress
Evan Ross, American actor and musician
Erik Hassle, Swedish pop singer-songwriter
Danielle Savre, American actress and singer
August 27 – Alexa PenaVega, American actress and singer
Ray Jones, English footballer (d. 2007)
Shalita Grant, American actress
Rosannagh MacLennan, Canadian trampoline gymnast
August 29 – Bartosz Kurek, Polish volleyball player
August 30 – Ernests Gulbis, Latvian tennis player
August 31 – Tanaya Henry, American model and actress
Simona de Silvestro, Swiss race car driver
Mushfiqur Rahim, Bangladeshi cricketer
Chanel West Coast, American rapper, singer, actress, model and television personality
Ishant Sharma, Indian cricketer
Javi Martínez, Spanish footballer
Keisuke Katō, Japanese Actor
September 3 – Jérôme Boateng, German footballer
September 4 – Anna Li, American artistic gymnast
Nuri Şahin, Turkish footballer
Felipe Caicedo, Ecuadorian association footballer
Sargun Mehta, Indian model, comedian, dancer, presenter and actress.
Max George, British singer
Kevin Love, American basketball player
Paul Iacono, American actor
McKey Sullivan, American fashion model
JM de Guzman, Filipino actor
Jordan Staal, Canadian hockey player
Coco Rocha, Canadian fashion model
September 11 – Lee Yong-dae, South Korean male badminton player
Prachi Desai, Indian film and television actress
Amanda Jenssen, Swedish singer
Matt Martians, American record producer
September 13 – John Park, American singer
September 14 – Martin Fourcade, French biathlete
Chelsea Kane, American actress and singer
Chloe Dykstra, American actress
Nuno Roque, Portuguese actor
John Bradley West, American actor
September 16 – Teddy Geiger, American singer-songwriter
September 17 – Pavel Mamayev, Russian footballer
Arizona Muse, American model
Lukas Graham, Danish singer
Annette Obrestad, Norwegian poker player
Lukas Forchhammer, Danish singer, songwriter and former actor
September 19 – Katrina Bowden, American actress
Khabib Nurmagomedov, Russian professional mixed martial artist
Clark James Gable, American actor, model, and television presenter (d. 2019)
Doug Baldwin, American football player
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party
September 22 – Bethany Dillon, contemporary Christian music artist
September 23 – Juan Martín del Potro, Argentine tennis player
September 24 – Kyle Sullivan, American actor
Ragasya, Indian actress and model
Mariya Ise, Japanese voice actress
Kiira Korpi, Finnish figure skater
Sandhya, Indian film actress
James Blake, English electronic music producer and singer-songwriter
September 27 – Alma, French singer and songwrite
Caio César, Brazilian actor, voice actor and police officer (d. 2015)
Hana Mae Lee, American actress, model, comedian, and fashion designer
Kevin Durant, American basketball player
Justin Nozuka, American-Canadian singer-songwriter
Cariba Heine, Australian actress and performer
Nemanja Matić, Serbian footballer
Andreas Moe, Swedish singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist
Brittany Howard, American musician
Corrin Campbell, vocalist, bassist, songwriter and pianist
ASAP Rocky, American rapper and music video director
Alicia Vikander, Swedish actress
Ashley Banjo, British choreographer
Melissa Benoist, American actress and singer
Derrick Rose, American basketball player
Joseph Marco, Filipino actor
Bahar Kızıl, German singer-songwriter
Maja Salvador, Filipina actress
Sam Warburton, Welsh rugby union player
Kevin Olusola, American musician, beatboxer, cellist, rapper, record producer, singer, and songwriter
October 6 – Maki Horikita, Japanese actress
October 7 – Diego Costa, Spanish footballer
October 8 – Hanne Gaby Odiele, Belgian model
Rose McIver, New Zealand actress
Linval Joseph, American football player
Rika Izumi, Japanese actress
Ricochet, American professional wrestler
October 12 – Calum Scott, British singer and songwriter
Max Thieriot, American actor
MacKenzie Mauzy, American actress
Pia Toscano, American singer and American Idol contestant
Trent Dalzell, Australian actor
Mesut Özil, German football player
Yuko Oshima, Japanese idol, singer and actress (AKB48)
Dee Jay Daniels, American actor
Cristine Rotenberg, Canadian crime statistics analyst and YouTube personality
October 18 – Tessa Schram, Dutch actress and director
October 19 – Markiyan Kamysh, Ukrainian writer
Ma Long, Chinese table tennis player
Risa Niigaki, Japanese singer
Candice Swanepoel, South African supermodel
Mark Rendall, Canadian actor
Blanca Suárez, Spanish actress
Glen Powell, American actor
Hope Hicks, American public relations consultant who served as the White House Communications Director for U.S.
Parineeti Chopra, Indian actress
Corey Hawkins, American actor
October 27 – Evan Turner, American basketball player
ASAP Ferg, American hip hop musician
Edd Gould, British flash animator and creator of Eddsworld (d. 2012)
Devon Murray, Irish actor
October 30 – Janel Parrish, American actress and singer-songwriter
October 31 – Sébastien Buemi, Swiss racing driver
Ai Fukuhara, Japanese table tennis player
Scott Arfield, Scottish footballer
Elgiazar Farashyan, Belarusian singer
Julia Görges, German professional tennis player
Lindze Letherman, American actress
November 3 – Angus McLaren, Australian actor
November 4 – Dez Bryant, American football player
Virat Kohli, Indian international cricketer
Enchong Dee, Filipino actor
Robert Ellis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
Emma Stone, American actress
Conchita Wurst, Austrian singer, Eurovision Song Contest 2014 winner
Alexandr Dolgopolov, Ukrainian tennis player
Elsa Hosk, Swedish model
Reid Ewing, American actor
Tinie Tempah, English rapper
Jessica Lowndes, Canadian actress and singer
Jared Kusnitz, American film and television actor
Nikki Blonsky, American actress and singer
Analeigh Tipton, American actress and fashion model
November 11 – Alexandra Kyle, American actress
November 12 – Russell Westbrook, American basketball player
B.o.B., American rapper, singer, record producer, and conspiracy theorist
Ricky Norwood, English actor
Jeffrey Jordan, American basketball player
Marie-Josée Ta Lou, Ivorian athlete
November 19 – Patrick Kane, American hockey player
Liis Lindmaa, Estonian actress
Rhys Wakefield, Australian actor
Dušan Tadić, Serbian footballer
Max Pacioretty, American ice hockey player
November 21 – Len Väljas, Canadian cross-country skier
Jamie Campbell Bower, English actor
Matt Bruenig, American lawyer, blogger, policy analyst, and commentator
November 24 – Sabi, American pop singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luger (d. 2010)
Rochelle Rao, Indian model and anchor
Tamsin Egerton, English actress and model
Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, Icelandic professional strongman and actor
November 28 – Scarlett Pomers, American actress
November 29 – Russell Wilson, American football player
Rebecca Rittenhouse American actress
Phillip Hughes, Australian cricketer (d. 2014)
Eir Aoi, Japanese singer
Zoë Kravitz, American actress, singer and model
Tyler Joseph, American singer
Ashley Monique Clark, American actress
Alfred Enoch, British actor
Athena, Filipina singer and stage actress
Fuse ODG, Ghanaian-English recording artist
Mario Maurer, Thai model and actor
Yeng Constantino, Filipina singer
December 6 – Sandra Nurmsalu, Estonian musician
Nathan Adrian, American Olympic swimmer
Emily Browning, Australian actress
December 9 – Kwadwo Asamoah, Ghanaian footballer
December 10 – Wilfried Bony, Ivorian footballer
December 11 – Ashley Hinshaw, American actress and model
December 12 – Hahm Eun-jung, South Korean singer
December 13 – Paul Johnston, English cricketer
Nicolas Batum, French basketball player
Nate Ebner, American football player
Vanessa Hudgens, American actress and singer
December 15 – Emily Head, English actress
Anna Popplewell, English actress
Mats Hummels, German footballer
David Rudisha, Kenyan middle-distance runner
Rin Takanashi, Japanese film and television actress
December 19 – Alexis Sánchez, Chilean footballer
December 20 – Cheyenne Tozzi, Australian singer and model
Eliana Ramos, Uruguayan model (d. 2007)
Eri Kamei, Japanese singer
Mallory Hagan, American beauty pageant titleholder
Eric Gordon, American basketball player
Marco Mengoni, Italian singer-songwriter
Hayley Williams, American singer
Lou Yixiao, Chinese singer
Ched Evans, Welsh footballer
Florrie, English pop singer
Ágnes Szávay, Hungarian tennis player
Eric Berry, American football player
Kirsty-Leigh Porter, English actress
Leon Jackson, Scottish singer
Amna Suleiman, teacher and advocate for women’s cycling in Gaza
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December
Isidor Isaac Rabi
January 1 – Margot Bryant, British actress (b. 1897)
January 2 – E. B. Ford, British geneticist (b. 1901)
William Cagney, American actor (b. 1905)
Gaston Eyskens, Belgian politician, 35th Prime Minister of Belgium (b. 1905)
Rose Ausländer, German poet (b. 1901)
January 5 – Pete Maravich, American basketball player (b. 1947)
January 6 – L. P. Davies, British novelist (b. 1914)
January 7 – Trevor Howard, British actor (b. 1913)
January 9 – Peter L. Rypdal, Norwegian fiddler and folk music composer (b. 1909)
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 12 – Hiram Bingham IV, American diplomat (b. 1903)
January 13 – Chiang Ching-kuo, Chinese politician, 3rd President of the Republic of China (b. 1910)
January 14 – Georgy Malenkov, Soviet politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (b. 1902)
January 15 – Seán MacBride, Irish Republican Army leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1904)
January 16 – Ballard Berkeley, British actor (b. 1904)
January 18 – Cataldo Agostinelli, Italian mathematician (b. 1894)
January 20 – Philippe de Rothschild, French vineyard owner (b. 1902)
January 21 – Vincent Lingiari, Australian Aboriginal rights activist (b. 1908)
January 22 – Parker Fennelly, American comedian and actor (b. 1891)
January 25 – Colleen Moore, American actress (b. 1899)
January 27 – Kemal Faruki, Turkish football player (b. 1910)
January 28 – Klaus Fuchs, German-British physicist and spy (b. 1911)
Carmen Polo, 1st Lady of Meirás
February 1 – Heather O’Rourke, American child actress (b. 1975)
February 3 – Robert Duncan, American poet (b. 1919)
February 5 – Emeric Pressburger, Hungarian-British film producer (b. 1902)
February 6 – Carmen Polo, 1st Lady of Meirás, widow of Francisco Franco (b. 1900)
February 11 – Marion Crawford, Scottish nanny of Elizabeth II (b. 1909)
February 12 – S. Nadarajah, Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and politician
Ron Embleton, British comics artist and illustrator (b. 1930)
Léon Goossens. British oboist (b. 1897)
February 14 – Frederick Loewe, Austrian-American composer (b. 1901)
February 15 – Richard Feynman, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
Karp Osipovich Lykov, Soviet Old Believer and survivalist
Vijaya Kumaranatunga, Sri Lankan actor and politician (b. 1945)
February 17 – Alexander Bashlachev, Soviet poet and rock musician (b. 1960)
René Char, French poet (b. 1907)
André Frédéric Cournand, French-American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1895)
Kurt Mahler, German-Australian mathematician (b. 1903)
Ramiro Prialé, Peruvian politician (b. 1904)
Kurt Georg Kiesinger
March 1 – Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (b. 1907)
March 3 – Lois Wilson, American actress (b. 1894)
Alberto Olmedo, Argentine comedian and actor (b. 1933)
Margaret Irving, American actress (b. 1898)
March 6 – Jeanne Aubert, French singer and actress (b. 1900)
Divine, American singer and actor (b. 1945)
Edmund Berkeley, American scientist (b. 1909)
Robert Livingston, American actor (b. 1904)
Werner Hartmann, German physicist (b. 1912)
Henryk Szeryng, Polish-born violinist (b. 1918)
Deane Janis, American singer (b. 1904)
March 9 – Kurt Georg Kiesinger, German politician, 28th Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West Germany) (b. 1904)
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)
Rashid Bakr, 10th Prime Minister of Sudan (b. 1930)
Abdullahi Issa, Somalian politician, 1st Prime Minister of Somalia (b. 1922)
March 12 – Karen Steele, American actress (b. 1931)
Olive Carey, American actress (b. 1896)
John Holmes, American pornographic actor (b. 1944)
Erich Probst, Austrian football player (b. 1927)
Dorothy Adams, American character actress (b. 1900)
Joan Field, American violinist (b. 1915)
Frank Wayne, American game show producer and host (b. 1917)
March 20 – Gil Evans, American jazz pianist (b. 1912)
March 21 – Edd Roush, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds) and member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1893)
March 22 – Lester Rawlins, American stage and screen director (b. 1924)
March 25 – Robert Joffrey, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1930)
March 30 – Edgar Faure, French politician, 69th Prime Minister of France (b. 1908)
March 31 – William McMahon, Australian politician, 20th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1908)
April 1 – Jim Jordan, American actor (b. 1896)
April 3 – Milton Caniff, American cartoonist (b. 1907)
April 5 – Anthony Emery, British Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1918)
April 6 – John Clements, British actor (b. 1910)
April 9 – Dave Prater, American rhythm and blues singer (b. 1937)
April 11 – Jesse L. Lasky Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1910)
Harry McShane, Scottish socialist (b. 1891)
Alan Paton, South African author (b. 1903)
April 15 – Kenneth Williams, British actor and raconteur (b. 1926)
Louise Nevelson, Ukrainian-American sculptor (b. 1900)
Eva Novak, American actress (b. 1898)
April 18 – Pierre Desproges, French humorist (b. 1939)
I. A. L. Diamond, American screenwriter (b. 1920)
Princess Nadejda Petrovna of Russia (b. 1898)
April 22 – Irene Rich, American actress (b. 1891)
April 23 – Michael Ramsey, British Anglican bishop, 100th Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1904)
April 25 – Carolyn Franklin, American singer (b. 1944)
James McCracken, American tenor (b. 1926)
Valerie Solanas, American author (b. 1936)
April 27 – David Scarboro, English actor (b. 1968)
April 28 – Fenner Brockway, British politician and anti-war activist (b. 1888)
Robert A. Heinlein
May 2 – Premendra Mitra, Indian poet, writer and film director (b. 1904)
May 3 – Lev Pontryagin, Russian mathematician (b. 1908)
May 5 – George Rose, English actor (b. 1920)
May 8 – Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction author (b. 1907)
Shen Congwen, Chinese writer (b. 1902)
Ciarán Bourke, Irish musician (b. 1935)
May 11 – Kim Philby, British spy (b. 1912)
May 12 – Chet Baker, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1929)
Prince Aschwin of Lippe-Biesterfeld (b. 1914)
Willem Drees, Dutch politician and historian, 30th Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1886)
Andrew Duggan, American actor (b. 1923)
Fulvia Franco, Italian actor (b. 1931)
Greta Nissen, Norwegian-born actress (b. 1905)
Kay Baxter, American bodybuilder (b. 1945)
Charles Keeping, British illustrator (b. 1924)
May 18 – Daws Butler, American voice actor (b. 1916)
Dino Grandi, Italian politician (b. 1895)
Sammy Davis Sr., American dancer (b. 1900)
May 23 – Aya Kitō, Japanese diarist (b. 1962)
May 24 – Gustav Åkerman, Swedish army officer (b. 1901)
May 25 – Ernst Ruska, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
May 27 – Florida Friebus, American actor (b. 1909)
Siaka Stevens, 3rd Prime Minister of Sierra Leone and 1st President of Sierra Leone (b. 1905)
Vladimír Menšík, Czech actor (b. 1929)
May 30 – Ella Raines, American actress (b. 1920)
May 31 – Arthur Olliver, Australian footballer (b. 1916)
June 2 – Raj Kapoor, Indian actor, producer and director (b. 1924)
June 5 – Michael Barrington, British actor (b. 1924)
June 6 – Chandra Fernando, Sri Lankan Roman Catholic priest and venerable (assassinated) (b. 1942)
Philippe Nguyên-Kim-Diên, Vietnamese Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1921)
Eli Mintz, American actor (b. 1904)
June 9 – Karl Kraus, German theoretical physicist (b. 1938)
June 10 – Louis L’Amour, American writer (b. 1908)
Nathan Cook, American actor (b. 1950)
Giuseppe Saragat, Italian politician, 5th President of Italy (b. 1898)
June 16 – Kim Milford, American actor and singer (b. 1951)
Wilford Leach, American theater director (b. 1929)
E. Hoffmann Price, American writer (b. 1898)
Dennis Day, American singer and radio and television personality (b. 1916)
Stuart Randall, American actor (b. 1909)
June 23 – Henry Murray, American psychologist (b. 1893)
June 24 – Marta Abba, Italian actress (b. 1900)
June 25 – Hillel Slovak, Israeli-American guitarist (Red Hot Chili Peppers) (b. 1962)
June 26 – Hans Urs von Balthasar, Swiss theologian and Catholic priest (b. 1905)
June 27 – Aparicio Méndez, former President of Uruguay (b. 1904)
July 3 – Gabriel Dell, American actor (b. 1919)
Adrian Adonis, American professional wrestler (b. 1954)
Dave McKigney, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1932)
Ray Barbuti, American athlete (b. 1905)
Ranjit Khanwilkar, Indian cricket (b. 1960)
July 12 – Joshua Logan, American stage and film director (b. 1908)
July 17 – Bruiser Brody, American professional wrestler (b. 1946)
July 18 – Nico, German rock musician, fashion model, actress and Warhol socialite (b. 1938)
July 21 – Jack Clark, American television personality and game show host (b. 1921)
Douglas Hickox, English film director (b. 1929)
Judith Barsi, American child actress and murder victim (b. 1978)
July 27 – Frank Zamboni, American inventor (b. 1901)
July 31 – Trinidad Silva, American actor (b. 1950)
August 1 – Florence Eldridge, American actress (b. 1901)
August 2 – Raymond Carver, American short-story writer and poet (b. 1938)
Colin Higgins, American film director (b. 1941)
Ralph Meeker, American actor (b. 1920)
August 6 – Illa Martin, German dendrologist, botanist, conservationist and dentist (b. 1900)
Alan Napier, English actor (b. 1903)
Félix Leclerc, French-Canadian poet and singer (b. 1914)
Ramón Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1923)
Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer (b. 1905)
Arnulfo Arias, Panamanian politician, 3-time President of Panama (b. 1901)
Adela Rogers St. Johns, American journalist and screenwriter (b. 1893)
August 11 – Anne Ramsey, American actress (b. 1929)
August 12 – Jean-Michel Basquiat, American musician/graffiti painter (b. 1960)
Robert Calvert, American writer, poet, and musician (b. 1944)
Enzo Ferrari, Italian car maker (b. 1898)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr., American lawyer and politician (b. 1914)
Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, 6th President of Pakistan (b. 1924)
August 18 – Felix Maria Davídek, Czechoslovak Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1921)
August 20 – Lazarus Salii, 3rd President of Palau (b. 1936)
August 21 – Ray Eames, American artist, designer and filmmaker (b. 1912)
August 24 – Leonard Frey, American actor (b. 1938)
William Sargant, British psychiatrist (b. 1907)
Kerry Lloyd, American role-playing game designer (b. 1941)
Mario Montenegro, Filipino actor (b. 1928)
Hazel Dawn, American actress (b. 1890)
Max Shulman, American comedic writer (b. 1919)
Paul Grice, British philosopher (b. 1913)
August 30 – Jack Marshall, 28th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1912)
August 31 – Edgar Elbakyan, Soviet actor (b. 1928)
Luis Walter Alvarez
September 1 – Luis Walter Alvarez, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
September 5 – Gert Fröbe, German actor (b. 1913)
September 6 – Harold Rosson, American cinematographer (b. 1895)
September 7 – Abdul Haq, Pakistani Islamic scholar (b. 1912)
September 11 – John Sylvester White, American actor (b. 1919)
Roger Hargreaves, English author (b. 1935)
Mars Ravelo, Filipino novelist (b. 1916)
September 16 – Dick Pym, English footballer (b. 1893)
September 17 – Nellie Beer, British politician, Lord Mayor of Manchester (1966–67) (b. 1900)
Mohammad-Hossein Shahriar, Iranian Azari poet (b. 1906)
Alan Watt, Australian public servant (b. 1901)
September 20 – Roy Kinnear, British actor (b. 1934)
Glenn Robert Davis American politician (b. 1914)
Henry Koster, German-born film director (b. 1905)
September 27 – Teofilo Camomot, Filipino Roman Catholic archbishop and servant of God (b. 1914)
Charles Addams, American cartoonist (b. 1912)
Ethel Grandin, American actress (b. 1894)
Trường Chinh, Vietnamese political leader, 3rd President of Vietnam (b. 1907)
Joachim Prinz, German-born American rabbi (b. 1902)
Franz Josef Strauss
Lucien Ballard, American cinematographer (b. 1908)
Anatoly Blatov, Soviet diplomat (b. 1914)
Sacheverell Sitwell, English writer (b. 1897)
Pavle Vuisić, Yugoslav actor (b. 1926)
Alec Issigonis, Greek-British engineer (b. 1906)
Hamengkubuwono IX, 9th Sultan of Yogyakarta and 2nd Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1912)
October 3 – Franz Josef Strauss, German politician (b. 1915)
October 7 – Billy Daniels, American singer (b. 1915)
Jackie Milburn, English footballer (b. 1924)
Felix Wankel, German mechanical engineer (b. 1902)
October 10 – Bhabani Bhattacharya, Indian writer (b. 1906)
Morgan Farley, American actor (b. 1898)
Bonita Granville, American actress (b. 1923)
Wayland Flowers, American puppeteer (b. 1939)
Ken Murray, American actor (b. 1903)
Ruth Manning-Sanders, British children’s author (b. 1895)
October 13 – Melvin Frank, American screenwriter and director (b. 1913)
October 15 – Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English composer, music critic, pianist, and writer (b. 1892)
October 18 – Frederick Ashton, English dancer and choreographer (b. 1904)
October 19 – Son House, American musician (b. 1902)
October 22 – Henry Armstrong, American boxer (b. 1912)
October 23 – Asashio Tarō III, Sumo wrestler (b. 1929)
October 27 – Charles Hawtrey, English actor (b. 1914)
October 28 – Pietro Annigoni, Italian painter (b. 1910)
October 29 – Thomas Cooray, Sri Lankan Roman Catholic archbishop and servant of God (b. 1901)
October 31 – John Houseman, Romanian-American actor and producer (b. 1902)
November 1 – George J. Folsey, American cinematographer (b. 1898)
November 4 – Hermann Graf, German fighter ace (b. 1912)
Bill Hoest, American cartoonist (b. 1926)
Sy Mah, Canadian marathoner (b. 1926)
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 11 – William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor and organist (b. 1900)
Vet Boswell, American singer (b. 1911)
Lyman Lemnitzer, American Army General (b. 1899)
November 13 – Antal Doráti, Hungarian conductor (b. 1906)
November 14 – Takeo Miki, Japanese po
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