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1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1980th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 980th year of the 2nd millennium, the 80th year of the 20th century, and the 1st year of the 1980s decade.
January 1 – Changes to the Swedish Act of Succession make Princess Victoria of Sweden foremost in line to the throne ("heir apparent") and therefore Crown Princess, ahead of her younger brother.
January 4 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter proclaims a grain embargo against the USSR with the support of the European Commission.
Global Positioning System time epoch begins at 00:00 UTC.
The president of Sicily, Piersanti Mattarella, is killed by the Mafia.
January 7 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation.
January 9 – In Saudi Arabia, 63 Islamist insurgents are beheaded for their part in the siege of the Great Mosque in Mecca in November, 1979.
January 11 – Nigel Short, 14, becomes the youngest chess player to be awarded the degree of International Master.
January 14 – Indira Gandhi returned to powerfulness as the Prime minister of India.
January 20 – The Pittsburgh Steelers win their fourth National Football League championship in six seasons, defeating the Los Angeles Rams 31–19 in Super Bowl XIV at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The game was shown to the Americans held hostage in Iran.
The London Gold Fixing hits its highest price ever (adjusted for inflation), at US$850 a troy ounce.[clarification needed]
MS Athina B is beached at Brighton (England), becoming a temporary tourist attraction.
At least 200 people are killed when the Corralejas Bullring collapses at Sincelejo, Colombia.
January 22 – Andrei Sakharov, Soviet scientist and human rights activist, is arrested in Moscow.
January 24 – The Chicago, Rock isle and Pacific Railroad is ordered liquidated due to bankruptcy and debt owed to creditors.
January 26 – Israel and Egypt institute diplomatic relations.
January 27 – Canadian Caper: Six United States diplomats, posing as Canadians, manage to escape from Tehran, Iran, as they board a flight to Zürich, Switzerland, on Swissair.
January 29 – The Rubik’s Cube makes its international debut at The British Toy and Hobby Fair, Earl’s Court, London.
January 31 – Burning of the Spanish Embassy: The Spanish Embassy in Guatemala is invaded and set on fire, killing 36 people. It is called "Spain’s own Tehran", similar to the 1979–80 Iran American crisis.
February 2 – Abscam: FBI personnel target members of the Congress of the United States in a sting operation.
February 2 – 3 – The New Mexico State Penitentiary riot takes place; 33 inmates are killed and more than 100 inmates injured.
February 4 – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Banisadr as president of Iran.
February 13 – The 1980 Winter Olympics open in Lake Placid, New York.
February 15 – In Vanuatu, followers of John Frum’s cargo cult on the isle of Tanna declare secession as the country of Tafea.
February 16 – A total solar eclipse is seen in North Africa and West Asia. It was the 50th solar eclipse of Solar Saros 130.
February 19 – AC/DC frontman Bon Scott dies after a night of heavy drinking in London.
February 22 – The United States Olympic Hockey Team defeats the Soviet Union in the semifinals of the Winter Olympics, in the Miracle on Ice.
February 23 – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini states that Iran’s parliament will decide the fate of the American embassy hostages.
February 25 – A coup in Suriname ousts the government of Henck Arron; leaders Dési Bouterse and Roy Horb replace it with a National Military Council.
February 27 – M-19 guerrillas begin the Dominican embassy siege in Colombia, holding 60 people hostage, including 14 ambassadors.
The Commonwealth Trade Union Council is established.
The Voyager 1 probe confirms the existence of Janus, a moon of Saturn.
Pierre Trudeau returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
The Audi Quattro, a four-wheel drive sporting coupe, is launched in West Germany.
The foremost ShowBiz Pizza Place eating house opens in Kansas City, MO.
March 4 – Robert Mugabe is elected Prime Minister of Zimbabwe.
March 8 – The Soviet Union’s foremost rock music festival starts.
March 14 – LOT Polish Airlines Flight 007 crashes during an emergency landing near Warsaw, Poland, killing a 14-man American boxing team and 73 others.
March 18 – Fifty people are killed at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia, when a Vostok-2M rocket explodes on its launch pad during a fueling operation.
March 19 – 20 – The MV Mi Amigo, the ship housing pirate radio station Radio Caroline, sinks off the English coast (the station returns aboard a new ship in 1983).
U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Mafioso Angelo Bruno is murdered in Philadelphia.
March 22 – The Georgia Guidestones are erected in Elbert County, Georgia.
March 24 – Archbishop Óscar Romero is killed by gunmen while celebrating Mass in San Salvador.
March 26 – A mine lift cage at the Vaal Reefs gold mine in South Africa falls 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi), killing 23.
The Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.
The atomic number 47 Thursday market crash occurs in the United States.
March 28 – Talpiot Tomb is found in Jerusalem.
March 31 – Chicago, Rock isle and Pacific Railroad operates its final train.
The Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC) is formed in Lusaka, Zambia.
The Mariel boatlift from Republic of Republic of Cuba begins.
New York City’s Transport Works Union Local 100 goes on strike, which continues for 11 days.
The 1980 United States Census begins. There are 226,545,805 United States residents on this day.
April 2 – The St Pauls riot breaks out in Bristol.
April 7 – The United States severs diplomatic relations with Iran and imposes economic sanctions, following the taking of American hostages on November 4, 1979.
April 10 – In Lisbon, Portugal, the governments of Spain and the United Kingdom agree to reopen the border between Gibraltar and Spain in 1985, closed since 1969.
Samuel Kanyon Doe takes over Liberia in a coup d’état, ending over 130 years of democratic presidential succession in that country.
Terry Fox begins his Marathon of Hope from St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada.
April 14 – Iron Maiden’s debut self-titled album Iron Maiden is released in the U.K.
April 18 – Zimbabwe gains de jure independence from the United Kingdom; Robert Mugabe becomes Prime Minister.
April 21 – Rosie Ruiz wins the Boston Marathon, but is later exposed as a fraud and stripped of her award.
April 24 – Pennsylvania Lottery Scandal: the Pennsylvania Lottery is rigged by six men including the host of the live TV drawing, Nick Perry.
April 24 – 25 – Operation Eagle Claw, a commando mission in Iran to rescue American embassy hostages, is aborted after mechanical problems ground the rescue helicopters. Eight United States troops are killed in a mid-air collision during the failed operation.
April 25 – Dan-Air Flight 1008 crashes in Tenerife, killing all 146 occupants and marking the worst air disaster involving a British-registered aircraft in terms of loss of life.
April 26 – Louise and Charmian Faulkner disappear from outside their flat in St Kilda, Victoria, Australia.
April 27 – The Dominican embassy siege ends with all hostages released and the guerrillas flying to Republic of Republic of Cuba.
Iranian Embassy siege: Six Iranian-born terrorists take over the Iranian embassy in London, England. SAS retakes the Embassy on May 5; one terrorist survives.
Queen Juliana of the Netherlands abdicates and her daughter Beatrix accedes to the throne.
May 1 – "About that Urban Renaissance…", an article by journalist Dan Rottenberg in Chicago, contains the foremost recorded use of the word "yuppie".
May 2 – Referendum on system of government held in Nepal.
May 4 – Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito dies. The largest state funeral in history is organized, with state delegations from 128 different countries out of 154 UNO members at the time.
May 7 – Paul Geidel, convicted of second-degree murder in 1911, is released from prison in Beacon, New York, after 68 years and 245 days (the longest-ever time served by an inmate).
May 8 – Global eradication of smallpox certified by the World Health Organization.
In Florida, the Liberian freighter Summit Venture hits the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay. A 1,400 feet (430 m) section of the bridge collapses and 35 people (most in a bus) are killed.
The Norco shootout takes place in California.
James Alexander George Smith "Jags" McCartney the Turks and Caicos Islands’ foremost Chief Minister, is killed in a plane crash over New Jersey.
May 11 – American mobster Henry Hill is arrested for drug possession.
The Sumpul River massacre occurs in Chalatenango, El Salvador.
This new moon was unfavorable to solar eclipse, because the Moon passed 5º south of the Earth’s limb.
May 16 – Rookie Magic Johnson scores 42 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 123–107 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers to clinch the National Basketball Association championship for the Lakers, who prevail despite the absence of future Basketball Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
A Tampa, Florida court acquits four white police officers of killing Arthur McDuffie, a black insurance executive, provoking iii days of race riots in Miami.
Internal conflict in Peru: On the eve of presidential elections, Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path attacks a polling location in the town of Chuschi, Ayacucho.
The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington (state) kills 57 and causes US$3 billion in damage.
Ian Curtis, singer-songwriter of acclaimed English post-punk band Joy Division, is found hanged.
May 18 – 27 – Gwangju Uprising: Students in Gwangju, South Korea begin demonstrations, calling for democratic reforms.
May 20 – 1980 Quebec referendum: Voters in Quebec reject by a vote of 60% a proposal to seek independence from Canada.
May 21 – The Empire Strikes Back is released in the United States.
May 22 – Pac-Man, the best-selling arcade game of all time, is released in Japan.
The International Court of Justice calls for the release of U.S. Embassy hostages in Tehran.
The New York Islanders win their foremost Stanley Cup, from a goal by Bobby Nystrom in Game 6 overtime of the 1980 Stanley Cup Finals over the Philadelphia Flyers.
May 25 – Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins for a third time in car owner Jim Hall’s revolutionary ground effect Chaparral car; the victory is Hall’s second as an owner.
John Frum supporters in Vanuatu storm government offices on the isle of Tanna. Vanuatu government troops land the next day and drive them away.
In South Korea, military government forces and pro-democracy protesters clash; 2,000 protesters die.
Vernon Jordan is shot and critically injured in an assassination attempt in Fort Wayne, Indiana, by Joseph Paul Franklin (the foremost major news story for CNN).
May 28 – A fiery bus crash near the little village of Webb, Saskatchewan, claims 22 lives.
May 29 – This full moon was unfavorable to lunar eclipse, because the Moon passed 5º north of the Earth’s shadow.
June 1 – The foremost 24-hour news channel, Cable News Network (CNN) is launched.
June 3 – 1980 Grand isle tornado outbreak: A series of deadly tornadoes strikes Grand isle, Nebraska, causing over $300m in damage, killing five people and injuring over 250.
Apartheid: The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a statement by their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.
A Unabomber bomb injures United Airlines president Percy Wood in Lake wood, Illinois.
June 11 – 22 – Italy hosts the UEFA Euro 1980 football tournament, which is won by West Germany.
June 20 – Augusta AVA becomes the foremost federally recognized American Viticultural Area.
June 23 – September 6 – The 1980 United States heat wave claims 1,700 lives.
Sanjay Gandhi, the politically influential son of prime minister Indira Gandhi, is killed in a plane crash.
Tim Berners-Lee begins work on ENQUIRE, the system that will eventually lead to the creation of the World Wide Web in fall 1990.
June 25 – A Muslim Brotherhood assassination attempt against Syrian president Hafez al-Assad fails. Assad retaliates by sending the ground forces against them.
Itavia Flight 870 crashes into the sea near Ustica isle, Italy, killing all 81 people on board. The cause of the accident remains unclear.
U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs Proclamation 4771, requiring 18- to 25-year-old males to register for a peacetime military draft, in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
June 29 – Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland making her the foremost woman democratically elected as head of state.
June 30 – Queen releases their eighth studio album The Game
July 10: Fire at Alexandra Palace
July 1 – The State Rail Authority of New South Wales is founded.
July 8 – A wave of strikes begins in Lublin, Poland.
July 9 – Pope John Paul II visits Brazil; seven people are crushed to death in a crowd coming together him.
July 15 – Western Wisconsin Derecho: A severe and destructive thunderstorm strikes four counties in western Wisconsin, including the city of Eau Claire. It causes over $250 million in damage and one person is killed.
July 16 – Former California Governor and actor Ronald Reagan is nominated for U.S. President, at the 1980 Republican National Convention in Detroit. Influenced by the Religious Right, the convention also drops its long-standing support for the Equal Rights Amendment, dismaying moderate Republicans.
July 19 – Former Turkish Prime Minister Nihat Erim is killed by two gunmen in Istanbul, Turkey.
July 19 – August 3 – The 1980 Summer Olympics are held in Moscow, Soviet Union. 82 countries boycott the Games, athletes from 16 of them participate under a neutral flag.
July 25 – The album Back in Black is released by the Australian band AC/DC.
July 27 – Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, deposed Shah of Iran, dies in Cairo.
Vanuatu gains independence.
Israel’s Knesset passes the Jerusalem Law.
July 31 – China’s population hits one billion people.
August 1 – Vigdís Finnbogadóttir becomes 4th President of Iceland, the world’s foremost democratically directly elected female president.
August 2 – Strage di Bologna: A terrorist bombing at the Bologna Centrale railway station in Italy kills 85 people and wounds more than 200.
Moscow Olympic Games on August 2, 1980
August 7–31 – Lech Wałęsa leads the foremost of many strikes at the Gdańsk Shipyard in the Polish People’s Republic.
August 10 – Hurricane Allen (category 3) pounds southeastern Texas. An annular solar eclipse was visible in Pacific Ocean, and was the 37th solar eclipse of Solar Saros 135.
August 11 – The Tyne and Wear Metro system opens.
U.S. President Jimmy Carter defeats Senator Edward Kennedy to win renomination, at the 1980 Democratic National Convention in New York City.
Dorothy Stratten, the 1980 Playboy Playmate of the Year, is murdered by estranged husband Paul Leslie Snider, who subsequently commits suicide.
August 17 – In Australia, baby Azaria Chamberlain disappears from a campsite at Ayers Rock (Uluru), reportedly taken by a dingo.
August 19 – In one of aviation’s worst disasters, 301 people are killed when Saudia Flight 163 catches fire in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
August 31 – Victory of the strike in Gdańsk Shipyard, Poland. The Gdańsk Agreement is signed, opening a way to start the foremost free (i.e. not state-controlled) trade union in the communist bloc, "Solidarity" (Solidarność).
September 1 – Terry Fox is forced to end his Marathon of Hope run outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario, after finding out that the cancer has spread to his lungs.
September 2 – Ford Europe launches the Escort MK3, a new front end-wheel drive hatchback.
September 3 – Zimbabwe breaks diplomatic and consular relations with South Africa, even though it maintains a commercial mission in Johannesburg.
September 5 – The Gotthard Road Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world’s longest highway tunnel at 16.3 kilometres (10.1 mi), stretching from Göschenen to Airolo beneath the Gotthard Pass.
September 11: A referendum on a new constitution is held in Chile. A 67% of the ballots confirm the Constitution. The vote is held without electoral registers, opposition campaign and with electoral fraud.
September 12 – Kenan Evren stages a military coup in Turkey. It stops political gang violence, but begins stronger state violence leading to the execution of many young activists.
After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established.
Former Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza Debayle is killed in Asunción, Paraguay.
September 21 – Bülent Ulusu, ex admiral, forms the new government of Turkey (44th government, composed mostly of technocrats).
The command council of Iraq orders its ground forces to "deliver its fatal blow on Iranian military targets," initiating the Iran–Iraq War.
Youth riots in Tallinn, Soviet-occupied Republic of Estonia, are quickly put downwards. Similar riots are organized on October 1.
Oktoberfest bombing: 13 people are killed and 211 injured in a right-wing terror onslaught in Munich (West Germany).
The Mariel boatlift officially ends.
September 27 – The Richmond Football Club of Melbourne (Australia) defeats Collingwood by 81 points in the VFL Grand Final. It will be 37 years until they win another, the 2017 AFL Grand Final).
September 29 – The Washington Post publishes Janet Cooke’s story of Jimmy, an 8-year-old heroin addict, later proven to be fabricated.
September 30 – Digital Equipment Corporation, Intel and Xerox introduce the DIX standard for Ethernet, which is the foremost implementation outside of Xerox and the foremost to support 10 Mbit/s speeds.
October 1 – In London, Associated Newspapers announces that The Evening News will close and merge with the Evening Standard.
English rock band The Police release their third studio album, Zenyattà Mondatta.
The main-belt asteroid 2404 Antarctica is discovered by Antonín Mrkos at Kleť, South Bohemian Region, Czechoslovakia.
Elisabeth blast furnace demolished at Bilston Steelworks marking the end of iron and steel production in the Black Country of England.
British Leyland launches its new Metro, a iii-door entry-level hatchback which is designed as the eventual replacement for the Mini. It gives BL a long-awaited modern competitor for the likes of the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Chevette.
The 7.1 Mw El Asnam earthquake shakes northern Algeria with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing 2,633–5,000 and injuring 8,369–9,000.
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher delivers her famous "The lady’s not for turning" speech.
October 14 – The Staggers Rail Act is enacted, deregulating American railroads.
James Callaghan announces his resignation as leader of the British Labour Party.
James Hoskins forces his way into WCPO’s television studio in Cincinnati, holding 9 employees hostage for several hours before releasing them and taking his own life.
October 18 – 1980 Australian federal election: Malcolm Fraser’s Liberal/National Country Coalition Government is re-elected with a substantially reduced majority, defeating the Labor Party led by Bill Hayden. The Government also loses control of the Senate, with the Australian Democrats winning the balance of powerfulness.
Greece rejoins the NATO military structure.
In continuous production since 1962, the last MG MGB roadster rolls off the assembly line at the Abingdon-on-Thames (England) factory, ending production for the MG Cars marque.
October 21 – In Major League Baseball, The Philadelphia Phillies of the National League defeat the Kansas City Royals of the American League, 4–1, in Game Six of the World Series to win the championship.
October 22 – In London, the Thomson Corporation says that The Times and all associated supplements will close in March 1981 if no buyer can be found.
October 23 – This full moon was unfavorable to lunar eclipse, because the Moon passed 5º south of the Earth’s shadow.
October 25 – Proceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conclude at The Hague.
October 27 – Six Provisional Irish Republican ground forces prisoners in Maze prison in Northern Ireland refuse food and demand status as political prisoners; the hunger strike lasts until December.
October 30 – El Salvador and Honduras sign a peace treaty to put the border dispute fought over in 1969’s Football War before the International Court of Justice.
The Polish government recognizes Solidarity.
Reza Pahlavi, eldest son of the Shah of Iran, proclaims himself the rightful successor to the Peacock Throne.
November – Duration of the Colombo Plan (CESDAP) is extended indefinitely.
November 4 – 1980 United States presidential election: Republican challenger and former Governor Ronald Reagan of California defeats incumbent Democratic President Jimmy Carter to become the 40th President-Elect of the United States, 1 year after the beginning of the Iran hostage crisis.
November 7 – This new moon was unfavorable to solar eclipse, because the Moon passed 5º north of the Earth’s limb.
November 10 – 12 – Voyager program: The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn, when it flies within 77,000 miles (124,000 km) of the planet’s cloud-tops and sends the foremost high resolution images of the world back to scientists on Earth.
November 20 – The Gang of Four trial begins in China.
A fire at the MGM Grand Hotel and Swedish Casino Online on the Las Vegas Strip kills 85 people.
A record number of viewers at this date (for an entertainment program) tune into the U.S. soap opera Dallas to learn who shot lead character J. R. Ewing. The "Who shot J.R.?" event is an international obsession.
November 22 – This full moon was unfavorable to lunar eclipse, because the Moon passed 5º south of the Earth’s shadow.
November 23 – The 6.9 Mw Irpinia earthquake shakes southern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing 2,483–4,900 and injuring 7,700–8,934.
December 8: Former Beatles member John Lennon is shot dead outside his home in New York
December 2 – A missionary (Jean Donovan) and iii Roman Catholic nuns (Maura Clarke, Ita Ford, Dorothy Kazel), all Americans, are murdered by a military death squad in El Salvador while doing charity work during that country’s civil war.
December 8 – English musician John Lennon is murdered by Mark David Chapman outside the Dakota.
December 11 – CERCLA is enacted by the U.S. Congress.
December 14 – Four people are murdered and four others are injured by two armed robbers at Bob’s Big Boy on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, in what is one of the city’s most brutal crimes ever.
December 15 – The Academia de la Llingua Asturiana (Academy of the Asturian language) is created.
December 16 – During a summit on the isle of Bali, OPEC decides to raise the price of petroleum by 10%.
December 24 – Karl Dönitz, former German naval admiral and last head of state of Nazi Germany dies at his home in Aumühle, West Germany of a heart onslaught at the age of 89.
The Right Livelihood Award is founded by Jakob von Uexkull. Hassan Fathy and Plenty International/Stephen Gaskin are its foremost winners.
The World Hockey Association and NHL merge, adding teams in Connecticut, Quebec City, Alberta and Manitoba to the league. Accompanying the newly added Edmonton Oilers as the foremost team in Alberta, the Atlanta Flames move to Calgary.
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Carlos Alvarado Quesada
Richie Faulkner, British rock guitarist
Karina Jacobsgaard, Danish tennis player
Mark Nichols, Canadian curler
Elin Nordegren, Swedish model
January 3 – Telly Leung, American actor, singer and songwriter
January 4 – Greg Cipes, American actor
January 7 – Hele Kõrve, Estonian actress and singer
Adam Goodes, Australian rules footballer
Rachel Nichols, American actress
Sergio García, Spanish golfer
Wang Zulan, Hong Kong actor
January 10 – Sarah Shahi, American actress
January 11 – Lovieanne Jung, American softball player
January 12 – Ameriie, American singer
January 13 – LaKisha Jones, American singer
Carlos Alvarado Quesada, Costa Rican politician, 48th President of Costa Rica
Ossama Haidar, Lebanese footballer
Hiroshi Tamaki, Japanese actor, model and singer
Cory Gibbs, American footballer
Monika Kuszyńska, Polish singer and songwriter
Sosuke Sumitani, Japanese announcer
Yūko Kaida, Japanese voice actress
Albert Pujols, Dominican Major League Baseball player
Michelle Wild, Hungarian actress
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Puerto Rican-American actor, composer, and author
Zooey Deschanel, American actress, singer and musician
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Ukrainian-American dance champion, choreographer and instructor
Estelle, British singer and actress
Julius Peppers, American football player
Jason Segel, American actor and comedian
Luke Macfarlane, Canadian actor and singer
Jenson Button, British racecar driver
D Double E, English grime MC
Arvydas Macijauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
Philippe Cousteau Jr., American-French oceanographer
Philippe Gagnon, Canadian Paralympic swimmer
Kim Jeong-hoon, South Korean singer and actor
Brigitte Olivier, Belgian martial artist
Petra Rampre, Slovenian tennis player
Matthew Tuck, Welsh singer and guitarist
Nana Mizuki, Japanese voice actress and singer
Kevin McKenna, Canadian footballer
Jake Grove, American football player
Christopher Masterson, American actor
Nyncke Beekhuyzen, Dutch actress
Suzy, Portuguese singer
Christian Olsson, Swedish athlete
Xavi, Spanish footballer
Michelle McCool, American professional wrestler
Sanae Kobayashi, Japanese voice actress
Danny Dietz, American U.S. Navy SEAL (d. 2005)
January 27 – Marat Safin, Russian tennis player
January 28 – Nick Carter, American pop singer (Backstreet Boys)
Yael Bar Zohar, Israeli actress and model
Jason James Richter, American actor
Josh Kelley, American singer-songwriter
Wilmer Valderrama, American actor
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck
Zhang Jingchu, Chinese actress
Nina Zilli, Italian singer-songwriter
Paul DelVecchio, American reality show personality
Jo Swinson, British MP, leader of the Liberal Democrats (UK)
Robin Vik, Czech tennis player
Ryan Parmeter, American professional wrestler
Kim Poirier, Canadian actress
Luke Ravenstahl, American mayor of Pittsburgh
Mamiko Noto, Japanese voice actress
February 8 – Yang Wei, Chinese gymnast
February 9 – Manu Raju, American journalist
César Izturis, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player
Steve Tully, English footballer
February 11 – Matthew Lawrence, American actor
Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player
Christina Ricci, American actress
Gucci Mane, American rapper
February 14 – Michelle Ye, Hong Kong actress
Conor Oberst, American singer-songwriter
Petr Elfimov, Belarusian singer
February 16 – Ashley Lelie, American football player
Jason Ritter, American actor
Vahe Tilbian, Ethiopian singer of Armenian descent
Cezar, Romanian opera singer and pianist
Regina Spektor, Russian-American singer-songwriter
Mike Miller, American basketball player
Ma Lin, Chinese table-tennis player
Imanol Harinordoquy, French rugby player
Artur Boruc, Polish football (soccer) goalkeeper
Yuichi Nakamura, Japanese voice actor
Brad Fast, Canadian ice hockey player
Justin Roiland, American actor
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan
February 22 – Jeanette Biedermann, German singer and actress
Emma Johnson, Australian swimmer
Shinsuke Nakamura, Japanese professional wrestler
February 25 – Chris and Christy Knowings, American actors
February 26 – Júlio César da Silva e Souza, Brazilian footballer
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of U.S. President Bill Clinton and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
Don Diablo, Dutch DJ and producer
Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player
Piotr Giza, Polish footballer
Simon Gagné, Canadian hockey player
Peter Scanavino, American actor
March 1 – Shahid Afridi, Pakistani cricketer
Chris Barker, English footballer
Julia Chantrey, Canadian actress
Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (d. 2010)
Jung Da-bin, Korean actress (d. 2007)
Omar Bravo, Mexican footballer
Jack Hannahan, American baseball infielder
Jessica Boehrs, German singer and actress
Shay Carl, American vlogger and YouTube personality
Murat Boz, Turkish singer and actor
Laura Prepon, American actress
Mart Toome, Estonian actor
Chingy, American rapper, singer and actor
Matthew Gray Gubler, American actor and director
March 11 – Gabriela Pichler, Swedish film director and screenwriter
March 13 – Caron Butler, American basketball player
March 14 – Aaron dark-brown, English footballer
March 16 – Todd Heap, American football player
March 17 – Katie Morgan, American porn actress and radio host
March 18 – Alexei Yagudin, Russian figure skater
Agnes Pihlava, Finnish pop singer
Johan Olsson, Swedish cross country skier
Hamada Helal, Egyptian singer
Jamal Crawford, American basketball player
Mikey Day, American actor, comedian and author
Marit Bjørgen, Norwegian cross-country skier
Ronaldinho, Brazilian footballer
Deryck Whibley, Canadian singer-songwriter and musician (Sum 41)
March 23 – Russell Howard, English comedian
March 26 – Rosendo Rodriguez, American convicted serial killer (d. 2018)
March 27 – Greg Puciato, American heavy metal musician
March 29 – Andy Scott-Lee, British singer
March 30 – Yalın, Turkish pop singer and songwriter
Kate Micucci, American actress and voice artist
Maaya Sakamoto, Japanese voice actress and singer
Chien-Ming Wang, Taiwanese Major League Baseball player
Randy Orton, American professional wrestler and actor
Bijou Phillips, American actress
Yūko Takeuchi, Japanese actress
April 3 – Trevor Moore, American actor and comedian
April 4 – Björn Wirdheim, Swedish race car driver
April 7 – Michael Bellisario, American actor
Ben Freeman, British actor
Carrie Savage, American actress and voice actress
Rachel Specter, American actress
Arlen Escarpeta, Belizean actor
Sean Avery, Canadian ice hockey player
Kasey Kahne, American race car driver
Charlie Hunnam, English actor
April 11 – Mark Teixeira, American baseball player
April 12 – Brian McFadden, Irish pop singer
April 13 – Colleen Clinkenbeard, American voice actress
Ayumi Ito, Japanese actress
Tom Franco, American actor
Natalie Casey, English actress
Futoshi Uehara, Japanese musician
Samir Javadzadeh, Azerbaijani singer
Paul London, American professional wrestler
Brenda Villa, American water polo player
Lee Hyun-il, South Korean badminton player
Alaina Huffman, Canadian film and television actress
April 18 – Justin Amash, American politician
Vibeke Skofterud, Norwegian cross country skier (d. 2018)
Jasmin Wagner, German singer
Waylon, Dutch singer
Tony Romo, American football player
Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian hockey player
April 22 – Nicolas Douchez, French footballer
Austin Nichols, American actor
Karen Asrian, Armenian chess Grandmaster (d. 2008)
Reagan Gomez-Preston, American actress and voice actress
Lee Spick, English snooker player (d. 2015)
Daniel MacPherson, Australian actor
Kazuhito Tadano, Japanese baseball player
Jordana Brewster, American actress
Marlon King, Jamaican footballer
Channing Tatum, American actor and model
April 27 – Zayed Khan, Indian actor
April 28 – Josh Howard, American basketball player
Kian Egan, Irish singer (Westlife)
Emmad Irfani, Pakistani model and TV actor
Akhdiyat Duta Modjo, Indonesian singer-songwriter, musician, actor, multi-instrumentalist and talent judge
Luis Scola, Argentine basketball player
Jay Reatard, American musician (d. 2010)
Ana Claudia Talancón, Mexican actress
Tim Borowski, German footballer
Ellie Kemper, American actress and comedian
Zat Knight, English footballer
May 3 – Marcel Vigneron, American chef
Maia Hirasawa, Swedish pop singer
Yossi Benayoun, Israeli footballer
Hank Green, American entrepreneur, musician, educator, producer and vlogger
Dimitris Diamantidis, Greek basketball player
May 7 – Johan Kenkhuis, Dutch swimmer
May 8 – Benny Yau, Canadian entertainer
Grant Hackett, Australian swimmer
Carolin Kebekus, German comedian and actress
Norihiro Nishi, Japanese footballer
David S. Shaw, American actor
May 10 – Pete Gray, Australian environmental activist (d. 2011)
May 15 – Josh Beckett, American baseball player
May 17 – Alistair Overeem, Dutch mixed martial artist and kickboxer
May 18 – Ali Zafar, Pakistani music composer, singer-songwriter, painter and actor
Drew Fuller, American actor and model
Dean Heffernan, Australian footballer
May 21 – Gotye, Belgian-Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter
Lucy Gordon, British actress (d. 2009)
Evelin Võigemast, Estonian actress and singer
May 24 – Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong actress
May 27 – Ben Feldman, American actor
Mark Feehily, Irish singer
Jørgen Strickert, Norwegian comedian
May 29 – Michael Stasko, Canadian actor
May 30 – Steven Gerrard, English footballer
May 31 – Andy Hurley, American drummer
Oliver James, British actor
Damien Fahey, American MTV VJ, television host and drummer
June 2 – Lindsey Yamasaki, Japanese-American basketball player
June 3 – Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar
June 5 – Mike Fisher, Canadian hockey player
June 6 – Mmusi Maimane, South African politician
June 7 – Henkka Seppälä, Finnish bassist
June 8 – David Holoubek, Czech football manager
Jessica DiCicco, American actress
Francelino Matuzalem, Brazilian footballer
Wang Yuegu, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player
Sarah Connor, German singer
Juan Carlos Navarro, Spanish basketball player
Brad Gushue, Canadian curler
Joey Yung, Hong Kong singer
Kimeru, Japanese singer
Venus Williams, American tennis player
Jeph Jacques, American webcomic author
June 19 – Jason White, American football player
Richard Jefferson, American basketball player
Branko Bošković, Montenegrin footballer
June 22 – Ilya Bryzgalov, Russian ice hockey player
Erick Elías, Mexican actor
Mark Greaney, Irish singer and guitarist
Ramnaresh Sarwan, West Indian cricketer
Manus Boonjumnong, Thai boxer
Daniel Örlund, Swedish footballer
Jessica Taylor, English singer
Niusila Opeloge, Samoan weightlifter
Melissa Rauch, American actress
Liane Balaban, Canadian actress
Minka Kelly, American actress
Cicinho, Brazilian footballer
Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress
Philippe Lacheau, French actor, director and author
Rémy Vercoutre, French footballer
Michael Vick, American football player
Michael Jackson, English footballer
Rafiz Abu Bakar, Malaysian footballer
Kevin Pietersen, South African-English cricketer
Dmitry Pirog, Russian politician and boxer
Takahiro Futagawa, Japanese footballer
François-Xavier Ménage, French journalist
Leandro García Morales, Uruguayan-Italian basketball player
James Courtney, Australian race car driver
Katherine Jenkins, Welsh soprano
Martin Truex Jr., American race car driver
Adil Annani, Moroccan long-distance runner
Ryan ten Doeschate, Dutch cricketer
Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht, Iranian footballer
Nelbert Omolon, Filipino professional basketball player
Rade Prica, Swedish footballer
Sayuti, Indonesian footballer
Mizz Nina, Malaysian fashion designer, a host, humanitarian
Nelson Cruz, Dominican baseball player
Ricky Champ, English actor
Shon Seung-mo, South Korean badminton player
July 2 – Brian Drolet, American actor, producer and author
Roland Schoeman, South African swimmer
Olivia Munn, American actress and model
Harbhajan Singh, Indian international cricketer
Heath Miller, Australian actor
Trae tha Truth, American hip hop artist
Ivan Babikov, Russian-Canadian cross country skier
Kim Chapiron, French film director, screenwriter and actor
Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, American reality TV star
Zayed Khan, Indian actor and producer
Fabián Ríos, Colombian actor and model
Jason Wade, American singer and guitarist
Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player
Eva Green, French actress and model
Marika Domińczyk, Polish American actress
Jim McMahon, British politician
Gerti Bogdani, Albanian politician
Michelle Kwan, American figure skater
Dr Malinga, South African record producer and musician
Robbie Keane, Irish footballer
Chetan Anand, Indian badminton player
Yang Tae-Young, South Korean gymnast
July 9 – Wil Traval, Australian actor
Thomas Ian Nicholas, American film actor, singer, musician, producer, director and author
Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
Jessica Simpson, American singer
Jeremy Ray Valdez, American actor
James Rolfe, American director, actor and author
Cláudia Leitte, Brazilian singer
Mathias Boe, Danish badminton player
Alvent Yulianto, Indonesian badminton player
Justin Willman, American magician, actor, entertainer, comedian, and television personality
Tyson Kidd, Canadian wrestler
Kristen Connolly, American actress
Eny Widiowati, Indonesian badminton player
July 13 – Pejman Nouri, Iranian football player
Reggie Abercrombie, American baseball player
Mike Zambidis, Greek kickboxer and martial artist
BxB Hulk, Japanese professional wrestler
JW-Jones, Canadian blues musician
Jasper Pääkkönen, Finnish actor and film producer
Julia Perez, Indonesian singer and actress (d. 2017)
Oliver Marach, Austrian tennis player
Svetlana Feofanova, Russian pole-vaulter
Jang Su-won, South Korean singer
Adam Scott, Australian golfer
Rashid Ramzi, Moroccan-Bahraini athlete
Masato Yoshino, Japanese professional wrestler
Ryan Miller, American ice hockey goaltender
Brendon de Jonge, Zimbabwean professional golfer
Gareth Emery, British trance producer and DJ
Kristen Bell, American actress
Yeoh Kay Bin, Malaysian badminton player
Michelle Heaton, English singer (Liberty X)
Mark Webber, American actor
Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian supermodel
Dado Dolabella, Brazilian actor and singer
Jin Goo, South Korean actor
July 21 – CC Sabathia, American baseball player
Tablo, South Korean-Canadian rapper, songwriter, record producer, and author
Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer
Kate Ryan, Belgian singer
July 25 – Rebeka Dremelj, Slovenian singer
July 26 – Jacinda Ardern, 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand
July 27 – Nick Nemeth, American professional wrestler
Rachel Miner, American actress
Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
August 2 – Dingdong Dantes, Filipino actor
Nadia Ali, Pakistani-American singer-songwriter
Hannah Simone, British-Canadian actress
Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player
August 5 – Wayne Bridge, English footballer
August 6 – Will Pan, American-Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actor
August 8 – Craig Breslow, American baseball pitcher
Charlie David, Canadian actor
Dominic Tabuna, Nauruan politician
August 10 – Pua Magasiva, Samoan actor (d. 2019)
August 11 – Monika Pyrek, Polish pole vaulter
August 12 – Maggie Lawson, American actress
August 14 – Roy Williams, American football player
Julien Absalon, French mountain biker
Vanessa Carlton, American singer
David Legwand, American ice hockey player
Lene Marlin, Norwegian singer and musician
August 18 – Damion Stewart, Jamaican footballer
Darius Campbell, Scottish singer-songwriter
Adrian Lulgjuraj, Albanian singer
Jon Lajoie, Canadian comedian
Paul Menard, American race car driver
Rex Grossman, American football player
Joanne Froggatt, British voice artist
August 24 – Rachael Carpani, Australian actress
Macaulay Culkin, American actor
Chris Pine, American actor
August 27 – Derrick Strait, American football player
August 28 – Debra Lafave, American teacher
William Levy, Cuban-American actor
David West, American basketball player
Dany Sabourin, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
Gerry Rosenthal, American actor
Jennie Finch, American softball player
Polina Smolova, Belarusian singer
September 4 – Max Greenfield, American actor
September 5 – Kevin Simm, English singer (Liberty X)
Kerry Katona, English TV presenter and pop star (Atomic Kitten)
Samuel Peter, Nigerian boxer and heavyweight champion
Joseph Yobo, Nigerian footballer
Nigar Jamal, Azerbaijani singer, Eurovision Song Contest 2011 winner
Gabriel Milito, Argentine footballer
Mark Prior, American baseball player
Andriy Kyforenko, Ukrainian ice speed skater
Eric Hutchinson, American singer-songwriter
Neferteri Shepherd, African-American model and actress
Denise Quiñones, Puerto Rican actress, Miss Universe 2001
Michelle Williams, American actress
September 10 – Mikey Way, British musician (My Chemical Romance)
September 11 – Mike Comrie, Canadian ice hockey player
Sean Burroughs, American baseball player
Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player
Hiroyuki Sawano, Japanese composer
Ben Savage, American actor
Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japanese baseball player
Ben Woolf, American actor (d. 2015)
Jolin Tsai, Taiwanese singer
Faiz Khaleed, Malaysian astronaut
Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress
Autumn Reeser, American actress
September 24 – Victoria Pendleton, English cyclist
September 25 – T.I., African-American rap artist, film and music producer, actor and author
September 26 – Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Swedish ice hockey players
Patrick Agyemang, Ghanaian footballer
Dallas Green, Canadian singer-songwriter
Zachary Levi, American actor and singer
Virgil Abloh, American fashion designer
Martina Hingis, Swiss tennis player
Emily Kokal, American rock vocalist, guitarist
Arisa Ogasawara, Japanese voice actress
Guillermo Rigondeaux, Cuban boxer
Joe Kennedy III
October 1 – Sarah Drew, American actress
October 3 – Daniel DeSanto, Canadian actor and voice actor
Me’Lisa Barber, American athlete
Joe Kennedy III, American lawyer
Tomáš Rosický, Czech footballer
Ben Whishaw, English actor
Joakim Brodén, Swedish-Czech singer and songwriter (Sabaton)
James Toseland, English motorcycle racer
Ti West, American film director
Michael Mizanin, American professional wrestler
Nick Cannon, African-American actor, comedian, rapper, entrepreneur, record producer and broadcast personality
Sherine, Egyptian singer
Lynn Hung, Hong Kong actress
Tomokazu Sugita, Japanese voice actor
Ledley King, English footballer
Nadzeya Ostapchuk, Belarusian athlete
Ashanti, African-American singer
Scott Parker, English footballer
Terrence McGee, American football player
Ben Whishaw, English actor
October 15 – Tom Boonen, Belgian cyclist
Sue Bird, Israeli-American basketball player
Timana Tahu, Australian Rugby League player
Angel Parker, American actress
Justin Shenkarow, American actor
Yekaterina Gamova, Russian volleyball player
Colby Keller, American visual artist, blogger and pornographic film actor
Erin Dean, American actress
Reetinder Singh Sodhi, Indian cricket player
October 19 – José Bautista, Dominican baseball player
October 21 – Kim Kardashian, American socialite and television personality
October 23 – Robert Belushi, American actor
Monica, African-American singer
Casey Wilson, American actress and comedian
Alan Smith, English footballer
Christy Hemme, American professional wrestler
October 29 – Ben Foster, American actor
October 31 – Eddie Kaye Thomas, American actor and comedian
November 4 – Sabrina Colie, Jamaican actress
Luke Hemsworth, Australian actor
Christoph Metzelder, German footballer
Essaï Altounian, French-Armenian actor, singer-songwriter, keyboardist and music producer
November 6 – Anri Jokhadze, Georgian pop singer
November 7 – Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast
November 9 – Vanessa Lachey, American television personality, fashion model, and beauty queen
November 10 – Calvin Chen, Taiwanese pop singer
November 11 – Willie Parker, American football player
November 12 – Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor and musician
November 13 – Monique Coleman, American actress
November 15 – Kevin Staut, French equestrian
November 16 – Kayte Christensen, American basketball player
November 17 – Isaac Hanson, American musician
Denny Hamlin, American race car driver
Dustin Kensrue, Canadian singer
François Duval, Belgian rally driver
Junichi Okada, Japanese singer
Luke Chadwick, English footballer
Mathew Baynton, English actor and author
November 19 – Adele Silva, English actress and model
Hank Blalock, American baseball player
Hiroyuki Tomita, Japanese gymnast
Elaine Yiu, Hong Kong actress
November 22 – David Artell, English footballer
November 23 – Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player
Beth Phoenix, American professional wrestler
Edhie Yudhoyono, Indonesian politician
Rowly Dennis, English actor
John-Michael Liles, American hockey player
Nick Swisher, American baseball player
November 26 – Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer
November 28 – Lisa Middelhauve, German singer (Xandria)
Jason Griffith, American actor and voice actor
Janina Gavankar, American actress and musician
Ilias Kasidiaris, Greek politician
Angelique Bates, American actress, comedian, and rapper
Joel A. Sutherland, Canadian author
Anna Chlumsky, American actress
Jenna Dewan, American actress
Jim Sorgi, American football player
Ibrahim Maalouf, Lebanese-born French trumpeter
Shizuka Itō, Japanese voice actress
Steve Lovell, English footballer
Kei Yasuda, Japanese singer
December 7 – John Terry, English footballer
Nick Nevern, British actor and director
Lisa Kelly, American truck driver
Simon Helberg, American actor, comedian and musician
Ryder Hesjedal, Canadian professional cyclist
Sarah Chang, American violinist
Kate Reinders, American actress and singer
Satoshi Tsumabuki, Japanese actor
Bosco Wong, Hong Kong actor
Neil McDermott, English actor
Sergio Pizzorno, English guitarist and songwriter
December 16 – Axle Whitehead, Australian actor and singer-songwriter
Baron Vaughn, American actor and comedian
Christina Aguilera, American singer
Marla Sokoloff, American actress
Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor
Ashley Cole, English footballer
Chris Edwards, English musician
Fitz Hall, English footballer
Chris Carmack, American actor
Matt Parker, Australian author
December 23 – Cody Ross, American baseball player
December 25 – Laura Sadler, English actress (d. 2003)
Bernard Berrian, American football player
Cesaro, Swiss professional wrestler
December 30 – Eliza Dushku, American actress
Beto Gonçalves, Brazilian-born Indonesian footballer
Richie McCaw, New Zealand rugby player
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December
William O. Douglas
Adolph Deutsch, American composer (b. 1897)
Pietro Nenni, Italian politician (b. 1891)
Frank Wykoff, American Olympic athlete (b. 1909)
January 2 – Alessandro Bruschetti, Italian artist (b. 1910)
January 3 – Joy Adamson, Austrian-born conservationist and author (b. 1910)
January 7 – Simonne Mathieu, French tennis champion (b. 1908)
January 8 – John Mauchly, American physicist and inventor (b. 1907)
Bo Rein, American football coach (b. 1945)
George Meany, American labor leader (b. 1894)
January 11 – Barbara Pym, English novelist (b. 1913)
January 13 – Andre Kostelanetz, Russian conductor and arranger (b. 1901)
January 17 – Barbara Britton, American actress (b. 1919)
January 18 – Sir Cecil Beaton, English lensman (b. 1904)
January 19 – William O. Douglas, American Supreme Court Justice (b. 1898)
January 21 – Georges Painvin, French cryptographer (b. 1886)
Walter Pym, Australian actor (b. 1905)
Teresa Noce, Italian labor leader, activist, and journalist (b. 1900)
January 23 – Leonard Strong, American actor (b. 1908)
January 24 – Lil Dagover, German actress (b. 1887)
January 25 – David Newell, American actor (b. 1905)
Hans Aeschbacher, Swiss sculptor (b. 1906)
Peppino De Filippo, Italian actor (b. 1903)
Sir Eric Wyndham White, British administrator and economist, foremost Director-General of the GATT (b. 1913)
January 28 – Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer (b. 1926)
January 29 – Jimmy Durante, American actor, singer and comedian (b. 1893)
Maria Bolognesi, Italian Roman Catholic laywoman, mystic and blessed (b. 1924)
Professor Longhair, American musician (b. 1918)
Warren Smith, American singer and guitarist (b. 1932)
January 31 – Eduardo Cáceres, Guatemalan politician (b. 1906)
Alice Roosevelt Longworth
February 1 – Jack Bailey, American actor (b. 1907)
Hanna Rovina, Russian-born Israeli actress (b. 1889)
William Howard Stein, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
February 6 – Albert Kotin, American abstract expressionist painter (b. 1907)
February 7 – Sir Richard Williams, Royal Australian Air forcefulness officer (b. 1890)
Isadora Bennett, American publicity agent (b. 1900)
Nikos Xilouris, Greek pop singer (b. 1936)
Francesco Zucchetti, French Olympic cyclist (b. 1902)
February 9 – Tom Macdonald, British journalist and novelist (b. 1900)
February 10 – Wels Eicke, Australian rules football player (b. 1893)
February 11 – R. C. Majumdar, Indian historian (b. 1884)
February 12 – Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (b. 1913)
February 13 – David Janssen, American actor (b. 1931)
February 14 – Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor (b. 1926)
Jerry Fielding, American conductor and music director (b. 1922)
Graham Sutherland, English artist (b. 1903)
February 18 – Gale Robbins, American singer and actress (b. 1921)
Robert Morrison, British Olympic rower (b. 1902)
Bon Scott, Scottish-born Australian rock singer (AC/DC) (b. 1946)
Joseph Banks Rhine, American parapsychologist (b. 1895)
Alice Longworth, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter, wife of Nicholas Longworth (b. 1884)
February 21 – Aldo Andreotti, Italian mathematician (b. 1924)
February 22 – Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian painter and poet (b. 1886)
Enrico Celio, Swiss politician, 49th President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1889)
Robert Hayden, American poet (b. 1913)
Michael Browne, Irish Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1895)
Clement Martyn Doke, South African linguist (b. 1893)
February 26 – Mario Mattoli, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1898)
George Tobias, American actor (b. 1901)
Shin’ichi Hisamatsu, Japanese philosopher (b. 1889)
February 28 – James Goff, American football and basketball head coach (b. 1912)
Yigal Allon, Israeli politician and ground forces general (b. 1918)
Gil Elvgren, American pin-up artist (b. 1914)
Tôn Đức Thắng
Dixie Dean, English football player (b. 1907)
Daniil Khrabrovitsky, Soviet film director (b. 1923)
Wilhelmina, Dutch-born American high-fashion model and owner of model agency (b. 1940)
March 3 – Roger Davis, American actor (b. 1884)
March 5 – Jay Silverheels, American actor (b. 1912)
March 6 – Barbara Brukalska, Polish architect (b. 1899)
March 9 – Nikolay Bogolyubov, Soviet and Russian actor (b. 1899)
March 10 – Herman Tarnower, American medical doctor and diet guru (b. 1910)
March 11 – Maud Hart Lovelace, American author (b. 1892)
March 13 – Roland Symonette, 1st Premier of the Bahamas (b. 1898)
Anna Jantar, Polish singer (b. 1950)
Mohammad Hatta, Indonesia’s foremost vice president (b. 1902)
Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, Spanish naturalist and television presenter (b. 1928)
March 17 – Boun Oum, 4th Prime Minister of Laos (b. 1911)
Jessica Dragonette, American singer (b. 1900)
Elsa Goveia, Guyanese-born Jamaican scholar (b. 1925)
Erich Fromm, German-born psychologist and philosopher (b. 1900)
Louise Lovely, Australian actress (b. 1895)
Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-born painter (b. 1898)
March 21 – Peter Stoner, American mathematician, astronomer and Christian apologist (b. 1888)
John Barrie, Welsh actor (b. 1917)
Pierre Etchebaster, French real tennis player (b. 1893)
Óscar Romero, Salvadorian Roman Catholic archbishop (b. 1917)
Roland Barthes, French literary critic and author (b. 1915)
Erminio Macario, Italian actor (b. 1902)
Walter Susskind, Czech conductor (b. 1913)
James Wright, American poet (b. 1927)
Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist (b.1901)
Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová, Czechoslovak illustrator (b. 1894)
James Hayes, American-born Filipino Roman Catholic, Jesuit archbishop, missionary and servant of God (b. 1889)
Dick Haymes, Argentine actor and singer (b. 1918)
March 29 – Mantovani, Italian-born conductor and arranger (b. 1905)
David Sharpe, American actor (b. 1910)
Tôn Đức Thắng, 2nd President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) (b. 1888)
Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (b. 1905)
Jesse Owens, American Olympic athlete (b. 1913)
William R. Tolbert Jr.
April 2 – Stanley Forman Reed, American Supreme Court Justice (b. 1884)
April 4 – Red Sovine, American country and folk singer-songwriter (b. 1917)
John Collier, English author (b. 1901)
Nils Ericson, Swedish actor (b. 1906)
April 8 – Bill Eastman, British ground forces officer (b. 1911)
April 9 – Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr, Iraqi cleric and philosopher (b. 1935)
April 10 – Kay Medford, American actress and singer (b. 1919)
April 11 – Ümit Kaftancıoğlu, Turkish author (b. 1935)
Clark McConachy, New Zealand snooker and billiards player (b. 1895)
William R. Tolbert Jr., 20th President of Liberia (b. 1913)
April 13 – Karl Stegger, Danish actor (b. 1913)
Raymond Bailey, American actor (b. 1904)
Marshall Reed, American film and television actor (b. 1917)
Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and author, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
April 18 – Antonio Caponigro, American gangster (b. 1912)
Charles Seel, American actor (b. 1897)
Tony Beckley, English character actor (b. 1927)
Katherine Kennicott Davis, American composer (b. 1892)
Helmut Käutner, German director (b. 1908)
Alexander Oparin, Soviet biochemist (b. 1894)
Sohrab Sepehri, Persian poet and painter (b. 1928)
Jane Froman, American singer and actress (b. 1907)
Fritz Strassmann, German chemist (b. 1902)
April 24 – Alejo Carpentier, Cuban author (b. 1904)
April 26 – Cicely Courtneidge, British actress (b. 1893)
Mario Bava, Italian director (b. 1914)
John Culshaw, British recording producer and musicologist (b. 1924)
April 28 – Thomas G. W. Settle, American record-setting balloonist and admiral (b. 1895)
April 29 – Alfred Hitchcock, British film director (b. 1899)
April 30 – Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet, journalist and politician (b. 1898)
Josip Broz Tito
May 1 – Henry Levin, American film director and actor (b. 1909)
George Pal, Hungarian-born animator and producer (b. 1904)
Clarrie Grimmett, New Zealand-born cricketer (b. 1891)
Kay Hammond, English actress (b. 1909)
Josip Broz Tito, Croatian-born Yugoslav communist military and political leader, 19th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia and 1st President of Yugoslavia (b. 1892)
May 5 – Isabel Briggs Myers, American psychological theorist and co-creator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (b. 1897)
Isla Cameron, British actress (b. 1930)
Margaret Cole, British politician (b. 1893)
May 8 – Geoffrey Baker, English field marshal (b. 1912)
Prince Himalaya of Nepal (b. 1921)
Kate Molale, South African anti-apartheid activist (b. 1928)
May 12 – Lillian Roth, American actress (b. 1910)
Carl Ebert, German theatre and opera director (b. 1887)
Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor (b. 1912)
José Calvo, Spanish actor (b. 1916)
Marin Preda, Romanian author (b. 1922)
David A. Johnston, American volcanologist (b. 1949) (killed by eruption of Mount St. Helens)
Ian Curtis, English musician and singer (b. 1956)
Reid Blackburn, photojournalist for National Geographic (b. 1952; also killed by eruption of Mount St. Helens)
Harry R. Truman, Owner/Operator of Mt. St. Helens Lodge (b. 1896; killed by eruption of Mount St. Helens)
May 20 – Jack Walsh, Australian cricketer (b. 1912)
May 21 – Ida Kamińska, Polish-born Jewish actress, playwright and translator (b. 1899)
May 25 – George West, British Anglican missionary (b. 1893)
May 28 – Rolf Nevanlinna, Finnish mathematician (b. 1895)
May 30 – Carl Radle, American bassist (b. 1942)
Ignatius Jacob III
June 1 – Rube Marquard, American baseball player (New York Giants) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1886)
June 6 – Gualtiero De Angelis, Italian actor and voice actor (b. 1899)
Richard Bonelli, American opera baritone (b. 1889)
Elizabeth Craig, British chef and author (b. 1883)
Lillian Dean, Australian lensman and local politician (b. c.1899)
Salvator Gotta, Italian author (b. 1887)
Philip Guston, American painter (b. 1912)
Henry Miller, American author (b. 1891)
Marian Spychalski, Polish architect and politician, former head of State (b. 1908)
Ernst Busch, German singer and actor (b. 1900)
Alfredo Brilhante da Costa, Brazilian football player (b. 1904)
June 9 – Shyam Kumari Khan, Indian lawyer (b. 1904)
Billy Butlin, South African-born Canadian founder of Butlins Holiday Camps (b. 1899)
Masayoshi Ōhira, Japanese politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1910)
Milburn Stone, American actor (b. 1904)
June 13 – Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (b. 1942)
June 14 – Sante Spessotto, Italian Roman Catholic priest and saint (b. 1923)
June 18 – Terence Fisher, British director (b. 1904)
June 20 – Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet (b. 1892)
June 21 – Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter (b. 1923)
Clyfford Still, American painter (b. 1904)
John Laurie, Scottish actor (b. 1897)
V. V. Giri, Indian politician and 4th President of India (b. 1894)
June 24 – Boris Kaufman, Russian cinematographer (b. 1897)
June 26 – Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch Ignatius Jacob III (b. 1912)
June 27 – Carey McWilliams, American author, editor and lawyer (b. 1905)
June 28 – José Iturbi, Spanish conductor and musician (b. 1895)
Salah al-Din al-Bitar
Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
July – Robert Brackman, American painter (b. 1898)
July 1 – C. P. Snow, British physicist and novelist (b. 1905)
Deng Hua, Chinese general (b. 1910)
Abdelhamid Sharaf, 51st Prime Minister of Jordan (b. 1939)
July 4 – Gregory Bateson, British anthropologist, anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, semiotician and cyberneticist (b. 1904)
July 6 – Gail Patrick, American actress (b. 1911)
Prince Dmitri Alexandrovich of Russia (b. 1901)
Reginald Gardiner, English actor (b. 1903)
Dore Schary, American film author, director and producer (b. 1905)
Dan White, American actor (b. 1908)
July 8 – Rudolf Creutz, Austrian criminal (b. 1896)
July 9 – Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian author, poet and diplomat (b. 1913)
July 13 – Seretse Khama, 1st President of Republic of Botswana (b. 1921)
July 15 – Ben Selvin, American orchestra leader and recording artist (b. 1898)
Red Barry, American actor (b. 1912)
Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician (b. 1890)
July 19 – Nihat Erim, Turkish politician and jurist, 30th Prime Minister of Turkey (b. 1912)
July 20 – Lado Gudiashvili, Soviet painter (b. 1896)
July 21 – Salah al-Din al-Bitar, Syrian politician, 2-time Prime Minister of Syria (b. 1912)
July 22 – Hans-Georg Bürger, German racing driver (b. 1952)
July 23 – Keith Godchaux, American musician (b. 1948)
July 24 – Peter Sellers, British comedian and actor (b. 1925)
Tony Catalano, American football player (b. 1895)
Vladimir Vysotsky, Soviet singer-songwriter, poet and actor (b. 1938)
Allen Hoskins, American actor (b. 1920)
Kenneth Tynan, English theatre critic (b. 1927)
July 27 – Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (b. 1919)
July 28 – Maria Luisa Monteiro da Cunha, Brazilian librarian (b. 1908)
July 30 – Lucien Dalsace, French actor (b. 1893)
Pascual Jordan, German physicist (b. 1902)
Bobby Van, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1928)
Mohammed Rafi, Indian playback singer (b. 1924)
Patrick Depailler, French racing driver (b. 1944)
Strother Martin, American actor (b. 1919)
August 2 – Donald Ogden Stewart, American author (b. 1894)
Harry Bell, Australian footballer (b. 1897)
Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran, American pilot (b. 1906)
Elliott Nugent, American actor (b. 1896)
Gareth Evans, British philosopher (b. 1946)
Yahya Khan, Pakistani general and statesman, 3rd President of Pakistan (b. 1917)
August 14 – Dorothy Stratten, Canadian actress and