1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1986th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 986th year of the 2nd millennium, the 86th year of the 20th century, and the 7th year of the 1980s decade.
The year 1986 was designated as the International Year of Peace by the United Nations.
January 28: Disintegration of the Space Shuttle Challenger
Spain and Portugal enter the European Community, which later becomes the European Union.
Aruba gains increased autonomy from the Netherlands and is separated from the Netherlands Antilles.[clarification needed]
The Province of Flevoland is established in the Netherlands.
UNIDO becomes a specialised agency of the United Nations.
In Northern Ireland as part of The Troubles, James McCandless (39) and Michael Williams (24), both Protestant members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary, are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army remote controlled bomb hidden in a litter bin and detonated when their foot patrol passes at Thomas Street, Armagh.
January 11 – The Gateway Bridge in Brisbane, Australia, at this time the world’s longest prestressed concrete free-cantilever bridge, is opened.
January 13 – 24 – South Yemen Civil War.
January 19 – The first PC virus, Brain, starts to spread.
January 20 – The United Kingdom and France announce plans to construct the Channel Tunnel.
January 24 – The Voyager 2 space probe makes its first encounter with Uranus.
January 25 – Yoweri Museveni’s National Resistance Army Rebel group takes over Uganda after leading a five-year guerrilla war in which up to half a million people are believed to have been killed. They will later use January 26 as the official date to avoid a coincidence of dates with Dictator Idi Amin’s 1971 coup.
January 28 – Space Shuttle Challenger disaster – STS-51-L: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates 73 seconds after launch from the United States, killing the crew of seven astronauts, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.
January 29 – Yoweri Museveni is sworn in as President of Uganda.
Pixar Animation Studios is founded by Edwin Catmull and Alvy Ray Smith.
President Jean-Claude Duvalier (“Baby Doc”) flees Haiti, ending 28 years of family rule.
The snap presidential election in the Philippines earlier announced by President Ferdinand Marcos was held amidst controversy that would pave the way for a chain of protests culminating in the People Power Revolution.
February 8 – The Hinton train collision occurred, where a Canadian National train heading westbound collided with a Via Rail train in Hinton, Alberta. 23 people were killed in the accident, and injured 71 people.
February 9 – Halley’s Comet reaches its perihelion, the closest point to the Sun, during its second visit to the solar system in the 20th century (the first was in 1910).
February 11 – Human rights activist Natan Sharansky is released by Soviet authorities and leaves the country for Israel.
February 15 – The Beechcraft Starship makes its maiden flight.
The Soviet liner MS Mikhail Lermontov sinks in the Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand.
Ouadi Doum air raid: The French Air Force raids the Libyan Ouadi Doum airbase in northern Chad.
Mário Soares wins the second round of the Portuguese presidential election.
February 17 – The Single European Act is signed.
The Soviet Union launches the Mir space station.
The United States Senate approves a treaty outlawing genocide.
February 22 – The People Power Revolution begins in the Philippines to remove President Ferdinand Marcos from office.
February 24 – Sherri Rae Rasmussen, a 29 year old nursing administrator was shot to death in her Los Angeles home. Crime remained unsolved for 23 years until LAPD detective Stephanie Lazarus was arrested and charged with her murder on June 5, 2009. Lazarus once dated Rasmussen’s husband John Rutten while at college. Lazarus was convicted on March 8, 2012 and was sentenced to 27 years to life in prison. She will not be eligible for parole until 2028.
The 27th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union opens in Moscow. The General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev introduces the keywords of his mandate to the audience: Glasnost and Perestroika.
People Power Revolution: President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines goes into exile in Hawaii after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino becomes the first Filipino woman president, first as an interim president. Salvador Laurel becomes her Vice President.
Egyptian military police, protesting against bad salaries, enter 4 luxury hotels near the pyramids, set fire to them and loot them.
February 27 – The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.
February 28 – Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme is shot to death on his way home from the cinema in Stockholm, Sweden.
March 1 – Olof Palme’s deputy Ingvar Carlsson becomes acting Prime Minister of Sweden. He is elected Prime Minister by the Swedish Riksdag on March 15.
March 3 – The first paper is published describing the atomic force microscope invented the previous year by Gerd Binnig, Calvin Quate and Christopher Berger.
March 8 – The Japanese Suisei probe flies by Halley’s Comet, studying its UV hydrogen corona and solar wind.
March 9 – United States Navy divers find the largely intact but heavily damaged crew compartment of the Space Shuttle Challenger; the bodies of all seven astronauts are still inside.
March 13 – In a Black Sea incident, American cruiser USS Yorktown and the destroyer USS Caron, claiming the right of innocent passage, enter the Soviet territorial waters near the southern Crimean Peninsula.
March 14 – Microsoft Corporation holds its initial public offering of stock shares.
March 15 – Hotel New World collapses, 33 killed and 17 rescued from rubble.
March 25 – The 58th Academy Awards are held in Los Angeles, with Out of Africa winning Best Picture.
March 26 – An article in The New York Times charges that Kurt Waldheim, former United Nations Secretary-General and candidate for president of Austria, may have been involved in Nazi war crimes during World War II.
March 27 – Russell Street Bombing: A car bomb explodes at Russell Street Police Headquarters in Russell Street, Melbourne, killing a woman constable, the first Australian policewoman to be killed in the line of duty.
A fire causes extensive damage at Hampton Court Palace in Surrey, England.
Mexicana Flight 940 crashes near Maravatío, Mexico, killing 167.
April – The government of Ivory Coast requests international diplomatic use of the French form of its name, Côte d’Ivoire.
April 1 – Sector Kanda: Communist Party of Nepal (Mashal) cadres attack a number of police stations in Kathmandu, seeking to incite a popular rebellion.
April 2 – A bomb explodes on a Trans World Airlines flight from Rome to Athens, killing 4 people.
1986 Berlin discotheque bombing: The West Berlin discothèque La Belle, a known hangout for United States soldiers, is bombed, killing three and injuring 230; Libya is held responsible.
April 11 – The infamous FBI shootout in Miami results in the death of two FBI agents and the wounding of five others.
April 13 – Pope John Paul II officially visits the Great Synagogue of Rome, the first time a modern Pope has visited a synagogue.
April 13 – The first child born to a non-related surrogate mother is born.
April 14 – Hailstones weighing 1 kilogram (2.2 lb) fall on Gopalganj District, Bangladesh, killing 92.
April 15 – Operation El Dorado Canyon: At least 15 people die after United States planes bomb targets in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and the Benghazi region.
April 16 – The United Kingdom and the Kingdom of the Netherlands sign a peace treaty, thus ending the Three Hundred and Thirty Five Years’ War, one of the longest wars in human history.
Lebanon hostage crisis: British journalist John McCarthy is kidnapped in Beirut (he is released in August 1991) and three others are killed in retaliation for the bombing of Libya.
The Hindawi affair begins when an Irishwoman is found carrying explosives onto an El Al flight from London to Tel Aviv.
April 21 – Lorimar-Telepictures launches as a mass media company.
April 26 – Chernobyl disaster: A mishandled safety test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union “killed at least 4,056 people and damaged almost $7 billion of property”. Radioactive fallout from the accident is concentrated near Belarus, Ukraine and Russia and at least 350,000 people are forcibly resettled away from these areas. After the accident, “traces of radioactive deposits unique to Chernobyl were in nearly every country in the northern hemisphere”.
April 27 – “Captain Midnight” interrupts the HBO satellite feed.
April 29 – The Diamond Jubilee of Hirohito is held at the Kokugikan in Tokyo.
May 2 – Expo 86, the 1986 World Exposition on Transportation and Communication, a World’s fair, opens in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
May 8 – Óscar Arias is inaugurated into his first term as President of Costa Rica.
May 16 – The Seville Statement on Violence is adopted by an international meeting of scientists, convened by the Spanish National Commission for UNESCO, in Seville, Spain.
May 23 – Somali President Siad Barre is injured in a car accident in Mogadishu and taken to Saudi Arabia for treatment. Somali opposition groups see this as an opportunity to try and remove Barre, beginning the Somali Civil War.
Hands Across America: At least 5,000,000 people form a human chain from New York City to Long Beach, California, to raise money to fight hunger and homelessness.
The Bangladeshi double decked ferry Shamia capsizes in the Meghna River, southern Barisal, Bangladesh, killing at least 600.
June 14: The Mindbender at Galaxyland inside West Edmonton Mall derails, kills three riders, injures one rider, and slams into a concrete post
June – Construction of the Oosterscheldekering, the world’s largest openable storm surge flood barrier, is completed in the Netherlands.
June 4 – Jonathan Pollard pleads guilty to espionage for selling top secret United States military intelligence to Israel.
June 8 – Former United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim is elected president of Austria.
June 9 – The Rogers Commission releases its report on the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.
June 12 – South Africa declares a nationwide state of emergency.
June 14 – Fantasyland’s Mindbender derails and kills three people.
June 22 – In one of the most famous FIFA World Cup matches, Argentinian football player Diego Maradona scores one handball goal (nicknamed the “Hand of God”) and then dribbles past the entire English football team to score a second goal (nicknamed “The Goal of the Century”) with Argentina winning 2–1 against England.
June 23 – Eric Thomas develops LISTSERV, the first email list management software.
June 29 – Argentina defeats West Germany 3–2 to win the 1986 World Cup in Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.
July 5 – The Statue of Liberty is reopened to the public after celebrating its centennial and an extensive refurbishment.
July 7 – Australian drug smugglers Kevin Barlow and Brian Chambers are executed in Malaysia.
July 12 – The New Zealand Homosexual Law Reform Act decriminalizes consensual sex between men from the age of 16.
July 23 – In London, Prince Andrew, Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey.
A low-pressure system moving from South Australia and redeveloping off the New South Wales coast dumps a record 328 millimetres (12.9 in) of rain in a day on Sydney.
Australian Democrats leader Don Chipp retires from federal parliament and is succeeded by Janine Haines, the first woman to lead a political party in Australia.
August 19 – Two weeks after it was stolen, the Picasso painting Weeping Woman is found in a locker at the Spencer Street Station in Melbourne, Australia.
August 20 – In Edmond, Oklahoma, United States Postal Service employee Patrick Sherrill guns down 14 of his co-workers before committing suicide.
August 21 – The Lake Nyos disaster, a limnic eruption, occurs in Cameroon, killing nearly 2,000 people.
The Soviet passenger liner SS Admiral Nakhimov collides with the bulk carrier Pyotr Vasev in the Black Sea and sinks almost immediately, killing 398.
Aeroméxico Flight 498, a Douglas DC-9, collides with a Piper PA-28 over Cerritos, California, killing 82 (67 on both aircraft and 15 on the ground).
The cargo ship Khian Sea departs from the docks of Philadelphia, carrying 14,000 tons of toxic waste. It wanders the seas for the next 16 months trying to find a place to dump its cargo. The waste is later dumped in Haiti.
September 1 – Jordan University of Science and Technology is established in Jordan.
September 4 – Eusko Alkartasuna, the Basque Social Democratic Party, is created in Vitoria-Gasteiz.
September 5 – Pan Am Flight 73, with 358 people on board, is hijacked at Karachi International Airport by four Abu Nidal terrorists.
The Big Mac Index is introduced in The Economist newspaper as a semi-humorous international measure of purchasing power parity.
In Istanbul, two Abu Nidal terrorists kill 22 and wound 6 inside the Neve Shalom Synagogue during Shabbat services.
Desmond Tutu becomes the first black Anglican Church bishop in South Africa.
Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet survives an assassination attempt by the FPMR; 5 of Pinochet’s bodyguards are killed.
September 13 – The 6.0 Mw Kalamata earthquake shook southern Greece with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme). The shock left at least 20 dead, 300 injured, and caused $5 million in damage.
September 28 – The Democratic Progressive Party is founded. It was part of the Tangwai movement in new generation to challenge Kuomintang in Taiwan’s one-party politics.
October 1 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the Goldwater–Nichols Act into law, making official the largest reorganization of the United States Department of Defense since the Air Force was made a separate branch of service in 1947.
October 3 – TASCC, a superconducting cyclotron, officially opens at Chalk River Laboratories. A hybrid solar eclipse was visible off the coast of Iceland, and was the 53rd solar eclipse of Solar Saros 124.
United States District Court Judge Harry E. Claiborne becomes the fifth federal official to be removed from office through impeachment.
News Corporation completes its acquisition of the Metromedia group of companies, thereby launching the Fox Broadcasting Company.
The Phantom of the Opera, the longest running Broadway show in history, opens at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London.
October 10 – The 5.7 Mw San Salvador earthquake shook San Salvador, El Salvador with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). Up to 1,500 people were killed.
October 11 – 12 – Cold War: Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Reykjavík, Iceland, to continue discussions about scaling back their intermediate missile arsenals in Europe, which end in failure.
October 16 – The International Olympic Committee chooses Albertville, France to be the host city of the 1992 Winter Olympics and Barcelona, Spain to be the host city of the 1992 Summer Olympics. The IOC also announces that the summer and winter games will separate with the winter games on every even, common year; and the summer games on every leap year starting from 1992.
October 19 – Mozambican President Samora Machel’s plane crashes in South Africa.
October 21 – The Marshall Islands became an associated state under the Compact of Free Association.
October 22 – In New York City, WNBC Radio’s traffic helicopter crashes into the Hudson River, killing traffic reporter Jane Dornacker. The last words heard on-the-air are Dornacker’s screams of terror, “Hit the water! Hit the water! Hit the water!”
October 26 – Bus deregulation goes into effect in the United Kingdom, except Greater London and Northern Ireland.
October 27 – The Big Bang in the London Stock Exchange abolishes fixed commission charges, paving the way for an electronic trading platform.
October 27 – The New York Mets won 4 games to 3 in the 1986 World Series against the Boston Red Sox.
October 29 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher officially opens the M25 Motorway, which encircles Greater London, in a ceremony on the carriageway near Potters Bar. It became Europe’s second longest orbital road upon completion, and provides the first and only full bypass of London.
Queensland, Australia: Joh Bjelke-Petersen wins his final election as Premier of Queensland with 38.6% of the vote. He resigns on December 1, 1987, following revelations of his involvement with corruption released in the Fitzgerald Inquiry.
Sandoz chemical spill: a major environmental disaster near Basel, Switzerland, pollutes the Rhine.
Iran–Contra affair: The Lebanese magazine Ash-Shiraa reports that the United States has been selling weapons to Iran in secret, in order to secure the release of 7 American hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon.
The Northern Mariana Islands enter in a political union with the United States. The island’s government adopted its own constitution in 1977, and the constitutional government took office in January 1978. The covenant was fully implemented November 3, 1986, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation no. 5564, which conferred United States citizenship on legally qualified island residents.
November 6 – 45 people are killed in the 1986 British International Helicopters Chinook crash.
November 18 – Greater Manchester Police announce that they will search for the bodies of 2 missing children (who both vanished more than 20 years ago) after the Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley confess to 2 more murders.
November 21 – Iran-Contra Affair: National Security Council member Oliver North and his secretary, Fawn Hall, start shredding documents implicating them in selling weapons to Iran and channeling the proceeds to help fund the Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
December 7 – A magnitude 5.7 earthquake destroys most of the Bulgarian town of Strajica, killing 2 people.
December 14 – Rutan Voyager, an experimental aircraft designed by Burt Rutan and piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, begins its flight around the world from Edwards Air Force Base in the United States.
December 16 – Jeltoqsan, mass anti-government protests, break out across the Kazakh SSR, resulting in the massacre of over 165 protesters.
December 19 – Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov is permitted to return to Moscow after six years of internal exile.
December 20 – Three African Americans are assaulted by a group of white teens in the Howard Beach neighborhood of Queens, New York. One of the victims, Michael Griffith, is run over and killed by a motorist while attempting to flee the attackers.
December 23 – Rutan Voyager completes the first nonstop circumnavigation of the earth by air without refueling in 9 days, 3 minutes and 44 seconds.
Dupont Plaza Hotel arson: A hotel fire in San Juan, Puerto Rico, kills 97 and injures 140.
Soviet submarine Krasnoyarsk (K-173) is commissioned.
The National Park Passport Stamps program begins in the United States.
Average per capita income in Japan exceeds that in the United States.
The first commercially available 3D printer is sold.
Informal stock trading is done in Shenyang, China; the first of its kind in Communist China.
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December
Anna Brewster, British actress and model
Glen Davis, American basketball player
Lee Sung-min, South Korean actor and singer
Colin Morgan, British actor
Yulia, Russian-New Zealander classical crossover singer
Nathan Cowen, New Zealand rower
Trombone Shorty, American jazz musician
January 3 – Lloyd, American urban musician
Katrina Halili, Filipina actress and commercial model
Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwanese tennis player
James Milner, English soccer player
Steve Slaton, American football player
Charlyne Yi, American actress
J. P. Arencibia, American baseball player
Jesse Draper, American actress
Teppei Koike, Japanese singer and actor
Deepika Padukone, Indian actress and producer
Paul McShane, Irish professional footballer
Petter Northug, Norwegian Olympic skier
Irina Shayk, Russian model
Shane Sweet, American actor
Alex Turner, English musician
Jaclyn Linetsky, Canadian actress and voice actress (d. 2003)
David Silva, Spanish footballer
Chen Jin, Chinese badminton player
Suzanne Harmes, Dutch artistic gymnast
Kenneth Vermeer, Dutch footballer
Daniela Cosío, Mexican model
Rachel Riley, English TV presenter
Zlata Ognevich, Ukrainian singer
Kieron Richardson, British actor
January 13 – Joannie Rochette, Canadian figure skater
January 14 – Yohan Cabaye, French footballer
Jessy Schram, American actress
Kleio Valentien, American pornographic actress
Paula Pareto, Argentinian judoka
Mason Gamble, American actor
Max Adler, American actor
Chloe Rose Lattanzi, Australian actress and singer
Marya Roxx, Estonian musician
Devin Kelley, American actress
Becca Tobin, American actress and singer
January 19 – Claudio Marchisio, Italian footballer
January 20 – Genie Chuo, Taiwanese singer and actress
Peyton Hillis, American football player
Sushant Singh Rajput, Indian actor
January 22 – Daniel Wayne Smith, American actor (d. 2006)
José Enrique, Spanish footballer
Michael Stevens, American scientist and entertainer
Mischa Barton, British-American actress
Raviv Ullman, Israeli actor
DJ Arafat, Ivorian DJ and singer (d. 2019)
Gerald Green, American basketball player
Matt Heafy, American musician
Kim Jae-joong, South Korean actor and pop singer
Taylor Wilde, Canadian professional wrestler
Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, British heptathlete
Shruti Haasan, Indian actress and musician
Drew Tyler Bell, American actor and dancer
Sarah Jaffe, American singer
Ashley Lilley, Scottish actress and singer
January 30 – Ashley Buccille, American actress
January 31 – Yves Ma-Kalambay, Belgian footballer
February 1 – Lauren Conrad, American television personality and fashion designer
Gemma Arterton, British actress
Miwa Asao, Japanese beach volleyball player
Tiffany Vise, American figure skater
Claudia Cruz, Dominican model and beauty queen
Kevin Gates, American hip-hop musician and entrepreneur
Madison Rayne, American professional wrestler
Andrea Masiello, Italian footballer
Billy Sharp, English footballer
Sebastián Pinto, Chilean footballer
Vedran Ćorluka, Croatian international footballer
Dane DeHaan, American actor
Alice Greczyn, American actress and model
Sofia Nizharadze, Georgian pop musician
Yunho, South Korean actor and singer
Stephen Colletti, American actor and television personality
James Deen, American pornographic actor and director
Anna Hutchison, New Zealand actress
Anderson .Paak, American musician and record producer
Charles Andrew Williams, American murderer
Shaka Bangura, Sierra Leonean footballer
Ciprian Tătărușanu, Romanian footballer
Radamel Falcao, Colombian footballer
Yui Ichikawa, Japanese actress
February 13 – Lorenzo Orsetti, Italian volunteer soldier (d. 2019)
Aschwin Wildeboer, Spanish swimmer
Tiffany Thornton, American actress, radio personality and singer
Valeri Bojinov, Bulgarian footballer
Ami Koshimizu, Japanese voice actress
Amber Riley, American actress, singer and author
February 17 – Brett Kern, American football player
Brenan Espartinez, Filipino singer and actor
Vika Jigulina, Romanian music producer, dance singer and DJ
Alessandra Mastronardi, Italian actress
Björn Gustafsson, Swedish comedian
Ophelia Lovibond, British actress
Marta, Brazilian-born footballer
Maria Mena, Norwegian pop singer
Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, member of the Belgian Royal Family
Charlotte Church, British singer, actress and television presenter
February 22 – Miko Hughes, American actor
Emerson da Conceição, Brazilian footballer
Skylar Grey, American pop singer
Kazuya Kamenashi, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor
Boipelo Makhothi, Lesotho swimmer
Jerod Mayo, American football player
Ola Svensson, Swedish pop singer
February 24 – Bryce Papenbrook, American voice actor
Justin Berfield, American actor, writer, and producer
James and Oliver Phelps, identical twin British actors
Danny Saucedo, Swedish pop and dance singer
Leila Lopes, Angolan Miss Universe
Crystal Kay, Japanese actress and pop singer
Teresa Palmer, Australian actress, writer, model and film producer
Ayumu Goromaru, Japanese rugby union player
Jonathan Spector, American soccer player
March 2 – Ethan Peck, American actor
Stacie Orrico, American singer
Mehmet Topal, Turkish footballer
March 4 – Margo Harshman, American actress
Corey Brewer, American basketball player
Julie Henderson, American model
Andrew Jenks, American filmmaker
Sarah J. Maas, American novelist
Shikabala, Egyptian footballer
Eli Marienthal, American actor
Francisco Cervelli, Venezuelan baseball player
Charlie Mulgrew, Scottish footballer
Tal Slutzker, Israeli painter and poet
Princess Tsuguko of Takamado, member of the Japanese Imperial Family
March 9 – Brittany Snow, American actress, producer, director and singer
Dario Cologna, Swiss Olympic skier
Mariko Shinoda, Japanese singer, actress, fashion model, and idol
Danny Jones, British musician
František Rajtoral, Czech footballer (d. 2017)
Chiaki Kyan, Japanese gravure idol
Kousuke Yonehara, Japanese singer and actor
March 14 – Jamie Bell, English actor and dancer
March 15 – Jai Courtney, Australian actor
Alexandra Daddario, American actress and model
Ken Doane, American professional wrestler
T. J. Jordan, American basketball player
Daisuke Takahashi, Japanese figure skater
Edin Džeko, Bosnian footballer
Olesya Rulin, Russian-born actress
Lykke Li, Swedish singer-songwriter
Simon Curtis, American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actor
March 19 – Anne Vyalitsyna, Russian model
March 20 – Ruby Rose, Australian actress and model
Scott Eastwood, American actor
Michu, Spanish footballer
March 22 – Matt Bush, American actor
Brett Eldredge, American country music singer
Steven Strait, American musician, actor, and fashion model
March 24 – Val Chmerkovskiy, Ukrainian-American dancer
Marco Belinelli, Italian basketball player
Megan Gibson, American softball player
Kyle Lowry, American basketball player
Jonny Craig, Canadian-American singer
Jessica Hart, Australian model
Misty Stone, American pornographic actress
SoCal Val, American professional wrestling personality
Manuel Neuer, German football goalkeeper
Lady Gaga, American singer, songwriter and actress
Amaia Salamanca, Spanish actress and model
Meagan Smith, American film and voice actress
Lucas Elliot Eberl, American actor and director
Romina Oprandi, Italian tennis player
Tessa Ferrer, American actress
Sergio Ramos, Spanish footballer
Ellen Hollman, American actress
Kid Ink, American hip-hop musician
Yurika Nakamura, Japanese athlete
Hillary Scott, American musician
Lee DeWyze, American rock musician
Drew Van Acker, American actor
Amanda Bynes, American actress and fashion designer
Coleen Rooney, English media personality
Labinot Harbuzi, Swedish footballer (d. 2018)
Eunhyuk, South Korean actor and singer
Steven Brown, Australian judoka personnel
April 7 – Choi Si-won, South Korean actor and singer
Igor Akinfeev, Russian footballer
Cliff Avril, American football player
Félix Hernández, Venezuelan baseball player
Erika Sawajiri, Japanese actress, singer, and model
Leighton Meester, American actress
Jordan Masterson, American actor
Sam Attwater, British actor
Fernando Gago, Argentine footballer
Vincent Kompany, Belgian footballer
Esteban Vizcarra, Argentine-Indonesian fotballer
Stephanie Pratt, American television personality
Dai Greene, Welsh hurdler
April 12 – Matt McGorry, American actor and activist
April 15 – Tom Heaton, English footballer
Sufe Bradshaw, American actress
Shinji Okazaki, Japanese football player
Paul Di Resta, British racing driver
Romain Grosjean, French racing driver
Zheng Kai, Chinese actor
April 18 – Maurice Edu, American footballer
April 19 – Candace Parker, American basketball player
Pablo Martín, Spanish golfer
Cameron Duncan, New Zealand director and writer (d. 2003)
Amanda Berry, American author and abduction survivor
Viktor Fayzulin, Russian footballer
Amber Heard, American actress
Marshawn Lynch, American football player
April 23 – Jessica Stam, Canadian model
April 24 – Tahyna Tozzi, Australian model, singer and actress
Daniel Sharman, English actor
John DeLuca, American actor and singer
April 26 – Aaron Meeks, American actor
Jenna Coleman, British actress
Dinara Safina, Russian tennis player
Jenna Ushkowitz, American stage and television actress and singer
Jazmín Beccar Varela, Argentine actress
April 30 – Dianna Agron, American actress, singer and dancer
Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2013)
Diego Valeri, Argentine footballer
Cassie Jaye, American actress and film director
Emily Hart, American actress and voice actress
Thomas McDonell, American actor, musician, and artist
May 3 – Poppy Delevingne, English model
May 5 – Grace Wong, Hong Kong actress and beauty pageant contestant
Tyler Hynes, Canadian actor and film maker
Sasheer Zamata, American actress and comedian
May 7 – Rianne ten Haken, Dutch model
May 8 – Laura Spencer, American actress
Jonathan Orozco, Mexican footballer
Emily VanCamp, Canadian actress
Lena Dunham, American actress and producer
Robert Pattinson, English actor and musician
Alexander Rybak, Norwegian singer and violinist
Alyosha, Ukrainian singer
Mey Chan, Indonesian singer
Camila Sodi, Mexican actress, singer and model
May 15 – Matías Fernández, Chilean footballer
Drew Roy, American actor
Jacob Zachar, American actor
Megan Fox, American actress and model
Shamcey Supsup, Filipino beauty pageant contestant
Amy Gumenick, Swedish actress
Tahj Mowry, American actor and singer
Erin Richards, Welsh actress, director and writer
May 19 – Eric Lloyd, American actor, comedian, musician and producer
Dexter Blackstock, English footballer
Louisa Krause, American actress
Ricardo Lockette, American football player
Mario Mandžukić, Croatian footballer
Julian Edelman, American football player
Molly Ephraim, American actress
Tatiana Volosozhar, Ukrainian-born Russian figure skater
Nico Colaluca, American footballer
Ryan Coogler, American film director, producer, and screenwriter
Valentina Marchei, Italian figure skater
Jordan Zimmermann, American baseball player
May 24 – Mark Ballas, American dancer, actor, and musician
May 25 – Juri Ueno, Japanese actress
May 26 – Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Spanish actress and model
May 27 – Timo Descamps, Belgian actor and singer
Joseph Cross, American actor
Charles N’Zogbia, French footballer
Britt McHenry, American sports reporter
Seth Rollins, American professional wrestler
Hornswoggle, American professional wrestler and actor
Eleazar Gómez, Mexican actor
Jaslene Gonzalez, Puerto Rican fashion model
Will Peltz, American actor
Pasha Parfeni, Moldovan singer
Brooke Castile, American figure skater
Robert Gesink, Dutch cyclist
Sopho Khalvashi, Georgian musician
Melissa McIntyre, Canadian actress
Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen
Ricardo Abarca, Mexican actor and singer
Moses Ndiema Masai, Kenyan runner
Dayana Mendoza, Venezuelan model and beauty queen
Chinedu Obasi, Nigerian footballer
Skream, British DJ and producer
Ben Smith, New Zealand rugby player
Alessio Puccio, Italian voice actor
Todd Carney, Australian rugby player
Curtis Lofton, American football player
Al Horford, Dominican basketball player
Brenden Jefferson, American actor
Alexandros Karageorgiou, Greek archer
Micah Kogo, Kenyan runner
Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player
Josh Segarra, American actor
Adrián Vallés, Spanish race car driver
Tomáš Verner, Czech Republic ice skater
Oona Chaplin, Spanish-English actress and dancer
Fahriye Evcen, German-Turkish actress
Shane Kippel, Canadian actor
Shelly Woods, British wheelchair racer
Yoochun, South Korean musician and actor
Christian Baracat, German rugby player
Dave Bolland, Canadian ice hockey player
Amanda Crew, Canadian actress
Vernon Gholston, American football player
Justin Allgaier, American race car driver
Kim Hyun-joong, South Korean actor, model and singer
Junichi Tazawa, Japanese-American baseball player
Leslie Carter, American pop singer (d. 2012)
June 9 – Adamo Ruggiero, Canadian actor
Hajime Hosogai, Japanese footballer
Joey Zimmerman, American actor and musician
June 11 – Shia LaBeouf, American actor, performance artist, and filmmaker
Benjamin Schmideg, Australian actor
Cintia Dicker, Brazilian model
Jessica Keenan Wynn, American actress
Luke Youngblood, British actor
Mario Casas, Spanish actor
Kat Dennings, American actress
DJ Snake, French DJ and producer
Keisuke Honda, Japanese football player
Ashley Olsen, American actress
Mary-Kate Olsen, American actress
Måns Zelmerlöw, Swedish pop singer and television presenter
June 14 – Haley Hudson, American actress
June 15 – Momoko Ueda, Japanese golfer
June 16 – Fernando Muslera, Uruguayan footballer
Marie Avgeropoulos, Canadian actress and model
Lisa Haydon, Indian actress
Richard Gasquet, French tennis player
Richard Madden, British actor
Shusaku Nishikawa, Japanese footballer
Meaghan Rath, Canadian film and television actress
Crystal Renn, American model and author
Nazareno Casero, Argentinian actor
Erin Mackey, American actress and singer
Marvin Williams, American basketball player
June 20 – Dreama Walker, American actress
June 21 – Cheick Tioté, Ivorian footballer (d. 2017)
Marti Malloy, American judoka
Simon Špilak, Slovenian road bicycle racer
Colin Ryan, English actor
Stuart Broad, English cricketer
Phil Hughes, American baseball player
Solange Knowles, American actress and singer
Bojana Stamenov, Serbian singer
Gabriele Grunewald, American track-and-field athlete (d. 2019)
Lee Ho-suk, South Korean short-track skater
Ace Mahbaz, Iranian actor and writer
Mohd Farizal Marlias, Malaysian footballer
Brittney Karbowski, American voice actress
Angelina Pivarnick, American television personality, model, and singer
Drake Bell, American actor, voice actor, singer, songwriter, and musician
Sam Claflin, British actor
Kristal Uzelac, American artistic gymnast
Suzuko Mimori, Japanese voice actress and singer
Kellie Pickler, American singer
Shadia Simmons, Canadian actress
Maya Stojan, Swiss actress
Christopher Egan, Australian actor
Mohd Farizal Marlias, Malaysian footballer
Edward Maya, Romanian musician
Alicia Fox, American professional wrestler and model
Azat Nurgaliev, Kazakh footballer
Nolan Gerard Funk
Saw Yi Khy, Malaysian swimmer
Ekaterina Malysheva, Russian designer and filmmaker
Lindsay Lohan, American actress, singer-songwriter, businesswoman, fashion designer, and film producer
Bruno Rezende, Brazilian volleyball player
July 3 – Felixia Yeap, Malaysian model
Jaclyn Betham, American actress and ballet dancer
Takahisa Masuda, Japanese actor and singer
July 5 – Ashkan Dejagah, Iranian footballer
Leon Frierson, American actor and comedian
Derrick Williams, American football player
Wan Azraie, Malaysian footballer
Sevyn Streeter, American singer
Renata Costa, Brazilian footballer
Jake McDorman, American film and television actor
Brandon Uranowitz, American actor
Kiely Williams, American actress and singer
Shintaro Yamada, Japanese fashion model, actor and singer
Wyatt Russell, American actor
Tom Richards, English squash player
July 11 – Raúl García, Spanish footballer
360, Australian rapper
Krystal Forscutt, Australian reality TV star
JP Pietersen, South African rugby player
July 13 – Stanley Weber, French actor and theatre director
Sanam Baloch, Pakistani VJ, actress and anchor
Peta Murgatroyd, New Zealand-born Australian dancer
Dan Smith, British singer
July 15 – Mishael Morgan, Canadian actress
Dana, Korean singer, dancer and actress
Brando Eaton, American actor
James Sorensen, Australian model and actor
Mustapha Jarju, Gambian footballer
Travis Milne, Canadian actor
July 19 – Jinder Mahal, Canadian professional wrestler
July 20 – Osric Chau, Canadian actor and martial artist
Livia Brito, Cuban-Mexican actress and model
Maycon Carvalho Inez, Brazilian football player
Diane Guerrero, American actress
July 22 – Zeus, Motswana hip-hop artist, MC and businessman
Aya Uchida, Japanese voice actress
Ayaka Komatsu, Japanese actress, model and gravure idol
Vugar Gashimov, Azerbaijani chess grandmaster (d. 2014)
Megan Park, Canadian actress and singer
Natalie Tran, Australian comedian
July 25 – Hulk, Brazilian footballer
Saphira Indah, Indonesian actress (d. 2019)
Monica Raymund, American actress
July 27 – Nathan Stephenson, Canadian actor
Alexandra Chando, American actress
Nolan Gerard Funk, Canadian actor and singer
Jung Chul-woon, South Korean football player
Danielle Keaton, American actress
July 31 – Evgeni Malkin, Russian hockey player
Charlotte Casiraghi, Monegasque heiress, royal and socialite
Andrew McFarlane, American actor
Prince Louis of Luxembourg, Prince of Luxembourg
August 4 – Oleg Ivanov, Russian footballer
Paula Creamer, American golfer
Kyoko Oshima, Japanese artistic gymnast
August 6 – Bryan Young, Canadian ice hockey player
Altaír Jarabo, Mexican actress and model
Paul Biedermann, German swimmer
Nancy Sumari, Tanzanian beauty queen and model
Keahu Kahuanui, American actor
Jackie Cruz, Dominican-American actress
Peyton List, American actress
Kaori Fukuhara, Japanese voice actress
Colby Rasmus, American baseball player
August 14 – Nigel Boogaard, Australian footballer
August 15 – Natalia Keery-Fisher, English singer-songwriter
Yu Darvish, Japanese baseball player
Shawn Pyfrom, American actor
Graham Bensinger, American journalist
Bryton James, American actor
Tobias Schönenberg, German actor and photo model
August 19 – Christina Perri, American pop and rock musician
August 20 – Ryo Katsuji, Japanese actor and voice actor
Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter
Kiami Davael, American actress
Brooks Wheelan, American actor, comedian and writer
Keiko Kitagawa, Japanese actress
Benjamin Satterley, Professional wrestler
August 25 – Andra, Romanian singer
August 26 – Big K.R.I.T., American rapper
August 27 – Sebastian Kurz, Austrian politician, 25th Chancellor of Austria
Armie Hammer, American actor
Gilad Shalit, Israeli soldier/hostage
Florence Welch, British singer
Lea Michele, American actress, singer, and author
Lauren Collins, Canadian actress and writer
Theo Hutchcraft, British pop musician
Ryan Ross, American guitarist
Ryan Kelley, American actor
Melanie Schlanger, Australian freestyle swimmer
Feng Tianwei, Singaporean table tennis player
Sidney Rice, former American football player
Jean Sarkozy, French politician
Moses Ndiema Kipsiro, Ugandan middle-distance runner
Stevan Faddy, Montenegrin singer
OMI, Jamaican-born singer
Shaun White, American professional snowboarder
Jaclyn Hales, American actress
Xavier Woods, American professional wrestler
September 7 – Charlie Daniels, English footballer
Leah LaBelle, American R&B singer (d. 2018)
Jake Sandvig, American actor
September 9 – José Aldo, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Greg Garbowsky, American musician
Ryuji Kamiyama, Japanese vocalist and actor
Sarah Levy, Canadian actress
Alfie Allen, English actor
Yuto Nagatomo, Japanese footballer
Emmy Rossum, American actress and singer
Yang Mi, Chinese actress and singer
September 13 – Kamui Kobayashi, Japanese professional racing driver
Ai Takahashi, Japanese singer
A. J. Trauth, American actor and musician
Tinchy Stryder, Ghanaian musician
Jenna McCorkell, British figure skater
Heidi Montag, American television personality
Gordon Beckham, American baseball player
Ian Harding, American actor
Kyla Pratt, American actress and musician
Nikko Jenkins, American spree killer
Danielle Jonas, American reality television personality
Keeley Hazell, British model
Renaud Lavillenie, French pole vaulter
Mandy Musgrave, American actress
Ilya Salmanzadeh, Swedish music producer
Peter Vack, American actor, writer, director and producer
Carrie Finlay, Canadian actress
Aldis Hodge, American actor
Diego Sinagra, Italian footballer
September 21 – Lindsey Stirling, American violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer
September 23 – Kaylee DeFer, American actress
Leah Dizon, American singer and model
Eloise Mumford, American actress
September 25 – Steve Forrest, American drummer
Sarah Freeman, American actress
Ashley Leggat, Canadian actress
September 27 – Natasha Thomas, Danish singer and songwriter
September 28 – Andrés Guardado, Mexican footballer
September 29 − Lo Bosworth, American television personality, author and entrepreneur
Cristián Zapata, Colombian footballer
Olivier Giroud, French footballer
Ki Hong Lee, South Korean actor
Sayaka Kanda, Japanese actress and singer
Jurnee Smollett-Bell, American actress
Tom Hudson, British actor
Kiko Casilla, Spanish footballer
Camilla Belle, Brazilian-American actress, director, writer and producer
October 3 – Joonas Suotamo, Finnish basketball player and actor
October 5 – Novica Veličković, Serbian basketball player
Luisa D’Oliveira, Canadian actress
Tereza Kerndlová, Czech singer
Olivia Thirlby, American actress
Bree Olson, American former pornographic actress
Holland Roden, American actress
Amber Stevens West, American actress and model
October 9 – Laure Manaudou, French swimmer
Lucy Griffiths, British actress
Nathan Jawai, Australian basketball player
October 12 – Tyler Blackburn, American actor, singer and model
Gabriel Agbonlahor, English footballer
Raquel Lee, American actress
Julia McIlvaine, American character actress
Wesley Matthews, American basketball player
Iveta Mukuchyan, Armenian singer, model and actress
Skyler Shaye, American actress
Ali Fazal, Indian actor
Paul Walter Hauser, American actor
Lee Donghae, Korean singer
Franco Armani, Argentine footballer
Craig Pickering, British sprinter
Inna, Romanian singer
October 17 – Mohombi, Congolese urban singer-songwriter and dancer
October 18 – Loukas Giorkas, Greek-Cypriot singer and model
October 20 – Elyse Taylor, Australian model
Tamerlan Tsarnaev, Russian-American terrorist (d. 2013)
Christopher von Uckermann, Mexican-Swedish singer, songwriter and actor
Kyle Gallner, American actor
Kara Lang, Canadian footballer
Emilia Clarke, British actress
Jessica Stroup, American actress and fashion model
Drake, Canadian actor and hip-hop rapper
Nobuhiko Okamoto, Japanese voice actor and singer
John Ruddy, English footballer
October 25 – Chiquito Felipe do Carmo, East Timorese football player
Erica Dasher, American actress
Inbar Lavi, Israeli actress
October 28 – Tamar Kaprelian, Armenian-American musician and singer
Italia Ricci, Canadian actress
Derek Theler, American actor
October 30 – Thomas Morgenstern, Austrian Olympic ski jumper
October 31 – Brent Corrigan, American porn actor and director
Rafael de la Fuente
Cory Michael Smith
November 1 – Penn Badgley, American actor and musician
Jasmine Trias, Filipino singer
Heo Young-Saeng, South Korean singer
Alexz Johnson, Canadian actress and singer
Angelica Panganiban, Filipino-American actress and comedian
Kasper Schmeichel, Danish footballer
Nodiko Tatishvili, Georgian singer
Katie Leclerc, American actress
Adam Saunders, Australian actor
November 7 – James Ferraro, American musician and contemporary artist
Jamie Roberts, Welsh rugby union player
Aaron Swartz, American programmer (d. 2013)
Josh Peck, American actor and director
Samuel Wanjiru, Kenyan athlete (d. 2011)
François Trinh-Duc, French rugby player
Greta Salóme, Icelandic singer and violinist
Radhika Kumaraswamy, Indian actress
Rafael de la Fuente, Venezuelan actor and singer
November 12 – Evan Yo, Taiwanese singer-songwriter
Cory Michael Smith, American actor
Yuna, Malaysian singer, songwriter, and businesswoman
Sania Mirza, Indian tennis player
Coye Francies, American football player
November 16 – Omar Mateen, American mass murderer (d. 2016)
Karmichael Hunt, Australian NRL player
Nani, Cape Verde-born Portuguese footballer
Alexis Vastine, French boxer (d. 2015)
Joseph Ashton, American actor and voice actor
Ragne Veensalu, Estonian actress
November 19 – Veronica Scott, American fashion designer
November 19 – Stefan Wisniewski, Test Analyst
Ashley Fink, American actress and singer
Lee Gye-deok, South Korean singer and activist
Oliver Sykes, English musician and vocalist of Bring Me the Horizon
November 21 – Sam Palladio, British actor and musician
Oscar Pistorius, South African Paralympic runner
Sebastián Zurita, Mexican actor
November 23 – Alejandro Alfaro, Spanish footballer
Jimmy Graham, American football player
Pedro León, Spanish soccer player
Mohamed Massaquoi, American football player
Guðmundur Pétursson, Icelandic soccer player
Micaela Vázquez, Argentine actress
November 25 – Katie Cassidy, American singer and model
Kanae Ito, Japanese voice actress
Trevor Morgan, American actor
November 27 – Suresh Raina, Indian cricket player
Hannah Fry, British complex systems theorist, public speaker and TV presenter
Pamela Bianca Manalo, Filipina beauty queen and actress
Johnny Simmons, American actor
Helen Wood, British television personality
November 30 – Jordan Farmar, American basketball player
Ana Brenda Contreras
December 1 – DeSean Jackson, American football player
December 2 – Edson Décimo Alves Araújo, Brazilian footballer (d. 2014)
December 4 – Martell Webster, American basketball player
December 7 – Corey Vidal, Canadian online video content provider and digital media consultant
Amir Khan, British boxer
Kate Voegele, American singer-songwriter and actress
Alex House, Canadian actor
Lee Peltier, English footballer
Condola Rashād, American actress
Radosław Majewski, Polish footballer
Xiah, Korean singer
Emma Bell, American actress
Vanessa Zima, American actress
December 18 – Jery Sandoval, Colombian actress, model and singer
Calvin Andrew, English footballer
Ryan Babel, Dutch footballer
Ingrid Burley, American rapper and songwriter
December 22 – Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, Nigerian terrorist
December 23 – Noël Wells, American actress and comedian
Ana Brenda Contreras, Mexican actress and singer
Tim Elliott, American mixed martial artist
Satomi Ishihara, Japanese actress
Mew Azama, Japanese actress
Kit Harington, British actor
December 27 – Jamaal Charles, American football player
December 29 – Kim Ok-bin, South Korean actress and model
Ellie Goulding, British singer
Faye Marsay, British actress
Max Walker, Canadian actor
Giuseppe Addobbati, Italian actor (b. 1909)
Christopher Isherwood, English writer (b. 1904)
Phil Lynott, Irish musician, lead singer and bassist (Thin Lizzy) (b. 1949)
Sir John Barlow, 2nd Baronet, British politician (b. 1898)
Ilmari Salminen, Finnish Olympic athlete (b. 1902)
January 6 – Una Merkel, American actress (b. 1903)
January 7 – Juan Rulfo, Mexican writer (b. 1917)
January 8 – Maria L. de Hernández, Mexican-born American rights activist (b. 1896)
January 10 – Jaroslav Seifert, Czech writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1901)
January 12 – Juan Carlos Corazzo, Uruguayan football player (b. 1907)
January 13 – Abdul Fattah Ismail, Leader of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) (b. 1939)
Donna Reed, American actress (b. 1921)
Juan Manuel Rozas, Spanish writer (b. 1936)
January 16 – Herbert W. Armstrong, founded the Worldwide Church of God (b. 1892)
January 17 – Abdul Majid Kubar, 4th Prime Minister of Libya (b. 1909)
January 23 – Willard Van Dyke, American filmmaker and photographer (b. 1906)
Victor Crutchley, British admiral (b. 1893)
L. Ron Hubbard, American writer and founder of Scientology (b. 1911)
Gordon MacRae, American actor and singer (b. 1921)
Nikhil Banerjee, Indian classical sitarist (b. 1931)
Lilli Palmer, German actress (b. 1914)
January 28 – In the Challenger disaster:
Gregory Jarvis, American astronaut (b. 1944)
Christa McAuliffe, American astronaut and teacher (b. 1948)
Ronald McNair, American astronaut (b. 1950)
Ellison Onizuka, American astronaut (b. 1946)
Judith Resnik, American astronaut (b. 1949)
Dick Scobee, American astronaut (b. 1939)
Michael J. Smith, American astronaut (b. 1945)
January 29 – Leif Erickson, American actor (b. 1911)
Alva Myrdal, Swedish politician, diplomat, and writer, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1902)
Ida Rhodes, American mathematician, pioneer in computer programming (b. 1900)
February 6 – Frederick Coutts, the 8th General of The Salvation Army (b. 1899)
Minoru Yamasaki, Japanese architect, designed the twin towers of the World Trade Center (b. 1912)
Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian, anthropologist, physicist, and politician (b. 1923)
February 8 – Sarah Isabella McElligott, New Zealand cook and fruit-stall holder (b. 1883)
February 10 – Brian Aherne, British actor (b. 1902)
Frank Herbert, American author (b. 1920)
Evelio Javier, Filipino politician, lawyer and civil servant (b. 1942)
February 13 – Guang Qin, Chinese Buddhist monk and teacher (b. 1892)
February 14 – Edmund Rubbra, British composer (b. 1901)
February 16 – Howard Da Silva, American actor (b. 1909)
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Indian philosopher (b. 1895)
Red Ruffing, American baseball player (New York Yankees) and member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1905)
Paul Stewart, American actor (b. 1908)
February 19 – Francisco Mignone, Brazilian classical music (b. 1897)
February 20 – Bert Schneider, Canadian boxer (b. 1897)
Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer (b. 1895)
Mart Stam, Dutch architect (b. 1899)
February 24 – Tommy Douglas, Canadian politician and “Father of medicare” in Canada (b. 1904)
February 27 – Jacques Plante, Canadian hockey player (b. 1929)
Olof Palme, Swedish politician, 26th Prime Minister of Sweden (b. 1927)
Thomas Williams, British politician (b. 1915)
March 2 – Cesare Polacco, Italian actor (b. 1900)
Richard Manuel, Canadian musician (The Band) (b. 1943)
Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (b. 1936)
Adolph Caesar, American actor (b. 1933)
Georgia O’Keeffe, American artist (b. 1887)
Lewis Valentine, Welsh politician (b. 1893)
Myron Cohen, American comedian (b. 1902)
Ray Milland, Welsh-American actor and director (b. 1907)
March 13 – José Vieira Alvernaz, Portuguese Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1898)
March 15 – Miguel Darío Miranda y Gómez, Mexican Roman Catholic archbishop and cardinal (b. 1895)
March 17 – John Bagot Glubb, British soldier (b. 1897)
March 18 – Bernard Malamud, American writer (b. 1914)
March 19 – Jon Lormer, American actor (b. 1906)
Charles Starrett, American actor (b. 1903)
Harriette Simpson Arnow, American novelist (b. 1908)
Martin Harlinghausen, German air force general (b. 1902)
Moshe Feinstein, Orthodox rabbi (b. 1895)
Anastasia Zuyeva, Soviet actress (b. 1896)
Michael, Prince of Montenegro (b. 1908)
Krzysztof Mikołaj Radziwiłł, Polish translator and politician (b. 1898)
March 28 – Virginia Gilmore, American actress (b. 1919)
March 29 – Harry Ritz, American actor (b. 1907)
March 30 – James Cagney, American actor (b. 1899)
Jerry Paris, American actor and director (b. 1925)
O’Kelly Isley, American singer of The Isley Brothers (b. 1937)
Simone de Beauvoir
April 3 – Sir Peter Pears, English tenor (b. 1910)
April 7 – Leonid Kantorovich, Russian economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
April 8 – Yukiko Okada, Japanese idol singer (b. 1967)
April 13 – Stephen Stucker, American actor (b. 1947)
Jole Bovio Marconi, Italian archaeologist and prehistorian (b. 1897)
Simone de Beauvoir, French feminist writer (b. 1908)
Jean Genet, French writer (b. 1910)
Tim McIntire, American actor (b. 1944)
Paul Costello, American Olympic rower – double sculls (b. 1894)
Marcel Dassault, French aircraft industrialist (b. 1892)
Bessie Head, South African writer (b. 1937)
Carl Lee, American actor (b. 1926)
Aileen Britton, Australian actress (b. 1916)
Alvin Childress, American actor (b. 1907)
April 20 – Aleksei Arbuzov, Soviet playwright (b. 1908)
April 21 – Salah Jahin, Egyptian poet, lyricist, playwright and cartoonist (b. 1930)
April 22 – Mircea Eliade, Romanian historian of religions and writer (b. 1907)
Harold Arlen, American music composer (b. 1905)
Jim Laker, English cricketer (b. 1922)
Otto Preminger, Austrian-born film director (b. 1905)
April 24 – The Duchess of Windsor (b. 1896)
Broderick Crawford, American actor (b. 1911)
Bessie Love, American actress (b. 1898)
Lou van Burg, Dutch television personality and game show host (b. 1917)
Dechko Uzunov, Bulgarian painter (b. 1899)
Hermann Gmeiner, Austrian educator (b. 1919)
Valery Khodemchuk, Soviet engineer, working at Chernobyl reactor 4 (b. 1951)
April 27 – J. Allen Hynek, American ufologist (b. 1910)
April 29 – Gilbert Baker, British Anglican bishop and missionary (b. 1910)
April 30 – Robert Stevenson, English film director (b. 1905)
Elio de Angelis
May 1 – Hylda Baker, English comedy actress (b. 1905)
May 2 – Henri Toivonen, Finnish rally car driver (b. 1956)
May 3 – Robert Alda, American actor (b. 1914)
May 7 – Herma Szabo, Austrian figure skater (b. 1902)
Herschel Bernardi, American actor (b. 1923)
Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese sherpa (b. 1914)
Henry Plumer McIlhenny, American art collector, socialite, philanthropist and the chairman of the Philadelphia Art Museum (b. 1910)
Fritz Pollard, American football player and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1894)
Vladimir Pravik, Soviet firefighter (b. 1962)
Elisabeth Bergner, Austrian actress (b. 1897)
Alicia Moreau de Justo, Argentine physician, politician, pacifist and human rights activist (b. 1885)
May 13 – Peadar O’Donnell, Irish political activist and writer (b. 1893)
Janne Aikala, Finnish murder victim (b. 1975)
William Lindsay, British actor (b. 1945)
Elio de Angelis, Italian race car driver (b. 1958)
Theodore White, American writer (b. 1915)
May 19 – Jimmy Lyons, American musician (b. 1931)
May 20 – Helen B. Taussig, American cardiologist (b. 1898)
Sterling Hayden, American actor (b. 1916)
Altiero Spinelli, Italian political theorist and European federalist (b. 1907)
Yakima Canutt, American actor and stuntman (b. 1895)
Robert Holmes, British scriptwriter (b. 1926)
May 25 – Chester Bowles, American politician (b. 1901)
May 26 – Gian-Carlo Coppola, American film producer (b. 1963)
Ajoy Mukherjee, Indian politician, Chief Minister of West Bengal (b. 1901)
Chris Anderson, Scottish footballer, educator and football administrator (b. 1925)
Lurene Tuttle, American character actress (b. 1907)
Don MacLaughlin, American actor (b. 1906)
May 29 – José Luis Carreño, Spanish Roman Catholic priest and missionary (b. 1905)
May 30 – Perry Ellis, American fashion designer (b. 1940)
Jane Frank, American artist (b. 1918)
James Rainwater, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1917)
June 3 – Dame Anna Neagle, English actress (b. 1904)
June 4 – Paul Stevens, American actor (b. 1921)
June 5 – Bryan Grant, American tennis champion (b. 1909)
June 5 – Bruce Nickell
William Joynt, Australian officer and farm labourer (b. 1889)
Tony Wright, English actor (b. 1925)
June 11 – Chesley Bonestell, American painter (b. 1888)
June 11 – Susan Snow (b. 1946)
Benny Goodman, American jazz musician (b. 1909)
Ulla Strömstedt, Swedish actress (b. 1939)
Alan Jay Lerner, American lyricist (b. 1918)
Jorge Luis Borges, Argentine writer (b. 1899)
Marlin Perkins, American zoologist (b. 1905)
June 15 – Walter V. Schaefer, American jurist and educator (b. 1904)
June 16 – Maurice Duruflé, French composer (b. 1902)
Anahareo, Canadian writer (b. 1906)
Kate Smith, American singer (b. 1907)
Richard Abbott, Belgian-born American actor (b. 1899)
Frances Scott Fitzgerald, daughter of F. Scott and Zelda (Sayre) Fitzgerald (b. 1921)
Len Bias, American basketball player (b. 1963)
Coluche, stage name of Michel Colucci, French comedian and humorist (b. 1944)
June 21 – Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer, musician, conductor and author (b. 1923)
Sir Moses Finley, British classicist (b. 1912)
Nigel Stock, English actor (b. 1919)
Hilda Conkling, American child poet (b. 1910)
Gong Zutong, Chinese optical physicist (b. 1904)
Kunio Maekawa, Japanese architect (b. 1905)
June 27 – Don Rogers, American football player (b. 1962)
June 28 – Mary Anderson, American actress (b. 1897)
Jack Christiansen, American football player (Detroit Lions) and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1928)
Robert Drivas, American actor (b. 1938)
June 30 – Guan Zilan, Chinese avant-garde painter (b. 1903)
Hyman G. Rickover
Fritz Albert Lipmann
July 3 – Rudy Vallée, American singer, actor, and bandleader (b. 1901)
July 4 – Oscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (b. 1899)
July 6 – Jagjivan Ram, Indian politician (b. 1908)
Hyman G. Rickover, American admiral (b. 1900)
Skeeter Webb, baseball player (b. 1909)
July 10 – Jody Lawrance, American actress (b. 1930)
July 12 – Wacław Kisielewski, Polish pianist (b. 1943)
July 13 – Patriarch Nicholas VI of Alexandria (b. 1913)
Raymond Loewy, French-born industrial designer (b. 1893)
Joseph Vogt, German classical historian (b. 1895)
Florence Halop, American actress (b. 1923)
Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (b. 1923)
Raymond Holton, Australian coal miner (b. 1949), killed in mine explosion
Buddy Baer, American boxer and actor (b. 1915)
Stanley Rous, English administrator, 6th President of FIFA (b. 1895)
Alfredo Binda, Italian cyclist (b. 1902)
Harold D. Schuster, American editor and film director (b. 1902)
July 20 – Helen Craig, American actress (b. 1912)
July 21 – Ernest Maas, American screenwriter (b. 1892)
Ede Staal, Dutch singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
Floyd Gottfredson, American cartoonist, primarily known for the Mickey Mouse comic strip (b. 1905)
Fritz Albert Lipmann, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1899)
Laurie Nash, Australian sportsman (b. 1910)
Yoshiyuki Tsuruta, Japanese Olympic swimmer (b. 1903)
Ted Lyons, American baseball player (Chicago White Sox) and member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1900)
Vincente Minnelli, American film director (b. 1903)
July 26 – W. Averell Harriman, American diplomat and politician (b. 1891)
July 27 – Osbert Lancaster, British cartoonist (b. 1908)
Patriarch Iustin of Romania (b. 1910)
Diana King, British actress (b. 1918)
Teddy Wilson, American jazz pianist (b. 1912)
Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat and humanitarian who saved Jewish WWII refugees (b. 1900)
August 1 – Ignatius Joseph Kasimo Hendrowahyono, Indonesian politician (b. 1900)
Renato Leduc, Mexican poet and journalist (b. 1897)
Vsevolod Bazhenov, Soviet painter (b. 1909)
Roy Cohn, American lawyer (b. 1927)
August 4 – Willem Ruis, Dutch game show host (b. 1945)
August 10 – Chuck McKinley, American tennis champion (b. 1941)
August 13 – Pius Anthony Benincasa, American Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1913)
August 15 – Felix Tikotin, architect and art collector (b. 1893)
August 16 – Jaime Sáenz, Bolivian poet, novelist, and short story writer (b. 1921)
Hermione Baddeley, British actress (b. 1906)
Charles Radoff, Russian painter (b. 1894)
Austin Warren, American literary critic, author, and professor of English (b. 1899)
Milton Acorn, Canadian poet, writer, and playwright (b. 1923)
August 21 – Thad Jones, American jazz musician (b. 1923)
August 22 – Celâl Bayar, Turkish politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Turkey and President of Turkey (b. 1883)
Mikhail Kuznetsov, Soviet actor (b. 1918)
Herman H. Hanneken, United States Marine Corps officer (b. 1893)
August 26 – Ted Knight, American actor (b. 1923)
August 27 – George Nepia, New Zealand Maori rugby player (b. 1905)
August 29 – Arthur Meyerhoff, American advertising agency executive and entrepreneur (b. 1895)
August 30 – George Pelawa, American ice hockey star Minnesota Mr. Hockey (b. 1968)
Henry Moore, British sculptor (b. 1898)
Urho Kekkonen, Finnish politician, 21st Prime Minister of Finland and 8th President of Finland (b. 1900)
Jorge Alessandri, Chilean engineer, entrepreneur and politician, 27th President of Chile (b. 1896)
Earl B. Dickerson, prominent African American attorney (b. 1891)
Murray Hamilton, American actor (b
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