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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 first 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.

January 6

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 power as the Prime minister of India.[1]

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.

January 21

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 Island and Pacific Railroad is ordered liquidated due to bankruptcy and debt owed to creditors.

January 26 – Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4]

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 island of Tanna declare secession as the nation 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.


March 1

The Commonwealth Trade Union Council is established.

The Voyager 1 probe confirms the existence of Janus, a moon of Saturn.

March 3

Pierre Trudeau returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.

The Audi Quattro, a four-wheel drive sporting coupe, is launched in West Germany.[5]

The first ShowBiz Pizza Place restaurant opens in Kansas City, MO.

March 4 – Robert Mugabe is elected Prime Minister of Zimbabwe.

March 8 – The Soviet Union's first 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).

March 21

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.

March 27

The Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212.

The Silver Thursday market crash occurs in the United States.

March 28 – Talpiot Tomb is found in Jerusalem.

March 31 – Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad operates its final train.


April 1

The Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC) is formed in Lusaka, Zambia.

The Mariel boatlift from 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.

April 12

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 Cuba.

April 30

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 first recorded use of the word "yuppie".[6]

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.

May 9

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’ first Chief Minister, is killed in a plane crash over New Jersey.

May 11 – American mobster Henry Hill is arrested for drug possession.

May 14

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.

May 17

A Tampa, Florida court acquits four white police officers of killing Arthur McDuffie, a black insurance executive, provoking three 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.

May 18

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.

May 24

The International Court of Justice calls for the release of U.S. Embassy hostages in Tehran.

The New York Islanders win their first 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.

May 26

John Frum supporters in Vanuatu storm government offices on the island 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 first major news story for CNN).

May 28 – A fiery bus crash near the small village of Webb, Saskatchewan, claims 22 lives.[7]

May 29 - This full moon was unfavorable to lunar eclipse, because the Moon passed 5º north of the Earth's shadow.


June 1 – The first 24-hour news channel, Cable News Network (CNN) is launched.

June 3 – 1980 Grand Island tornado outbreak: A series of deadly tornadoes strikes Grand Island, Nebraska, causing over $300m in damage, killing five people and injuring over 250.

June 10

Apartheid: The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a statement by their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.[8]

A Unabomber bomb injures United Airlines president Percy Wood in Lake Forest, Illinois.

June 11 – 22 – Italy hosts the UEFA Euro 1980 football tournament, which is won by West Germany.

June 20 – Augusta AVA becomes the first federally recognized American Viticultural Area.

June 23 – September 6 – The 1980 United States heat wave claims 1,700 lives.

June 23

Sanjay Gandhi, the politically influential son of prime minister Indira Gandhi, is killed in a plane crash.[9]

Tim Berners-Lee begins work on ENQUIRE,[10] 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 army against them.

June 27

Itavia Flight 870 crashes into the sea near Ustica island, 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 first 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 meeting 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.

July 30

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 first 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 first 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.

August 14

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 first 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-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.

September 17

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).

September 22

The command council of Iraq orders its army to "deliver its fatal blow on Iranian military targets," initiating the Iran–Iraq War.

Youth riots in Tallinn, Soviet-occupied Estonia, are quickly put down. Similar riots are organized on October 1.

September 26

Oktoberfest bombing: 13 people are killed and 211 injured in a right-wing terror attack 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 first implementation outside of Xerox and the first 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.

October 3

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.

October 5

Elisabeth blast furnace demolished at Bilston Steelworks marking the end of iron and steel production in the Black Country of England.[11]

British Leyland launches its new Metro, a three-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.

October 10

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.

October 15

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 power.

October 20

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 Army 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.

October 31

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 first high resolution images of the world back to scientists on Earth.

November 20 – The Gang of Four trial begins in China.

November 21

A fire at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino 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 three 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 island 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 attack at the age of 89.

Date unknown[edit]

The Right Livelihood Award is founded by Jakob von Uexkull. Hassan Fathy and Plenty International/Stephen Gaskin are its first 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 first team in Alberta, the Atlanta Flames move to Calgary.

World population[edit]

World population


Globe.svg World4,434,682,0004,068,109,000Green Arrow Up.svg 366,573,0004,830,979,000Green Arrow Up.svg 396,297,000

Africa satellite orthographic.jpg Africa469,618,000408,160,000Green Arrow Up.svg 61,458,000541,814,000Green Arrow Up.svg 72,196,000

Two-point-equidistant-asia.jpg Asia2,632,335,0002,397,512,000Green Arrow Up.svg 234,823,0002,887,552,000Green Arrow Up.svg 255,217,000

Europe satellite orthographic.jpg Europe692,431,000675,542,000Green Arrow Up.svg 16,889,000706,009,000Green Arrow Up.svg 13,578,000

Latin America terrain.jpg Latin America

& Caribbean361,401,000321,906,000Green Arrow Up.svg 39,495,000401,469,000Green Arrow Up.svg 40,068,000

LocationWHNorthernAmerica.png North

America256,068,000243,425,000Green Arrow Up.svg 12,643,000269,456,000Green Arrow Up.svg 13,388,000

Oceania (World-Factbook).jpg Oceania22,828,00021,564,000Green Arrow Up.svg 1,264,00024,678,000Green Arrow Up.svg 1,850,000



January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December



Greg Cipes


Carlos Alvarado Quesada


Lin-Manuel Miranda


Zooey Deschanel


Maksim Chmerkovskiy




Jason Segel




Marat Safin


Nick Carter


Josh Kelley


Wilmer Valderrama

January 1

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

January 8

Adam Goodes, Australian rules footballer

Rachel Nichols, American actress

January 9

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

January 14

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

January 16

Albert Pujols, Dominican Major League Baseball player

Michelle Wild, Hungarian actress

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Puerto Rican-American actor, composer, and writer

January 17

Zooey Deschanel, American actress, singer and musician

Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Ukrainian-American dance champion, choreographer and instructor

January 18

Estelle, British singer and actress

Julius Peppers, American football player

Jason Segel, American actor and comedian

January 19

Luke Macfarlane, Canadian actor and singer

Jenson Button, British racecar driver

D Double E, English grime MC

Arvydas Macijauskas, Lithuanian basketball player

January 20

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

January 21

Nana Mizuki, Japanese voice actress and singer

Kevin McKenna, Canadian footballer

January 22

Jake Grove, American football player

Christopher Masterson, American actor

January 24

Nyncke Beekhuyzen, Dutch actress

Suzy, Portuguese singer

January 25

Christian Olsson, Swedish athlete

Xavi, Spanish footballer

Michelle McCool, American professional wrestler

January 26

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)

January 29

Yael Bar Zohar, Israeli actress and model

Jason James Richter, American actor

January 30

Josh Kelley, American singer-songwriter

Wilmer Valderrama, American actor



Matthew Lawrence


Enver Gjokaj


Christina Ricci


Jason Ritter


Justin Roiland


Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck


Chelsea Clinton

February 2

Zhang Jingchu, Chinese actress

Nina Zilli, Italian singer-songwriter

February 5

Paul DelVecchio, American reality show personality

Jo Swinson, British MP, leader of the Liberal Democrats (UK)

Robin Vik, Czech tennis player

February 6

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

February 10

César Izturis, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player

Steve Tully, English footballer

February 11 – Matthew Lawrence, American actor

February 12

Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player

Christina Ricci, American actress

Gucci Mane, American rapper

February 14 – Michelle Ye, Hong Kong actress

February 15

Conor Oberst, American singer-songwriter

Petr Elfimov, Belarusian singer

February 16 – Ashley Lelie, American football player

February 17

Jason Ritter, American actor

Vahe Tilbian, Ethiopian singer of Armenian descent

February 18

Cezar, Romanian opera singer and pianist

Regina Spektor, Russian-American singer-songwriter

February 19

Mike Miller, American basketball player

Ma Lin, Chinese table-tennis player

February 20

Imanol Harinordoquy, French rugby player

Artur Boruc, Polish football (soccer) goalkeeper

Yuichi Nakamura, Japanese voice actor

February 21

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

February 24

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

February 27

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of U.S. President Bill Clinton and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Don Diablo, Dutch DJ and producer

February 28

Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player

Piotr Giza, Polish footballer

February 29

Simon Gagné, Canadian hockey player

Peter Scanavino, American actor



Laura Prepon


Johan Olsson


Deryck Whibley




Kate Micucci

March 1 – Shahid Afridi, Pakistani cricketer

March 2

Chris Barker, English footballer

Julia Chantrey, Canadian actress

Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (d. 2010)

March 4

Jung Da-bin, Korean actress (d. 2007)

Omar Bravo, Mexican footballer

Jack Hannahan, American baseball infielder

March 5

Jessica Boehrs, German singer and actress

Shay Carl, American vlogger and YouTube personality

March 7

Murat Boz, Turkish singer and actor

Laura Prepon, American actress

Mart Toome, Estonian actor

March 9

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 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

March 19

Agnes Pihlava, Finnish pop singer

Johan Olsson, Swedish cross country skier

March 20

Hamada Helal, Egyptian singer

Jamal Crawford, American basketball player

Mikey Day, American actor, comedian and writer

March 21

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

March 31

Kate Micucci, American actress and voice artist

Maaya Sakamoto, Japanese voice actress and singer

Chien-Ming Wang, Taiwanese Major League Baseball player



Randy Orton


Charlie Hunnam




Reagan Gomez-Preston


Daniel MacPherson


Jordana Brewster


Channing Tatum

April 1

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

April 8

Ben Freeman, British actor

Carrie Savage, American actress and voice actress

April 9

Rachel Specter, American actress

Arlen Escarpeta, Belizean actor

April 10

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

April 14

Ayumi Ito, Japanese actress

Tom Franco, American actor

April 15

Natalie Casey, English actress

Futoshi Uehara, Japanese musician

April 16

Samir Javadzadeh, Azerbaijani singer

Paul London, American professional wrestler

April 17

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

April 20

Vibeke Skofterud, Norwegian cross country skier (d. 2018)

Jasmin Wagner, German singer

Waylon, Dutch singer

April 21

Tony Romo, American football player

Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian hockey player

April 22 – Nicolas Douchez, French footballer

April 24

Austin Nichols, American actor

Karen Asrian, Armenian chess Grandmaster (d. 2008)

Reagan Gomez-Preston, American actress and voice actress

April 25

Lee Spick, English snooker player (d. 2015)

Daniel MacPherson, Australian actor

Kazuhito Tadano, Japanese baseball player

April 26

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

April 29

Kian Egan, Irish singer (Westlife)

Emmad Irfani, Pakistani model and TV actor

April 30

Akhdiyat Duta Modjo, Indonesian singer-songwriter, musician, actor, multi-instrumentalist and talent judge

Luis Scola, Argentine basketball player



Ellie Kemper


Hank Green




Steven Gerrard

May 1

Jay Reatard, American musician (d. 2010)

Ana Claudia Talancón, Mexican actress

May 2

Tim Borowski, German footballer

Ellie Kemper, American actress and comedian

Zat Knight, English footballer

May 3 – Marcel Vigneron, American chef

May 5

Maia Hirasawa, Swedish pop singer

Yossi Benayoun, Israeli footballer

Hank Green, American entrepreneur, musician, educator, producer and vlogger

May 6

Dimitris Diamantidis, Greek basketball player

May 7 – Johan Kenkhuis, Dutch swimmer

May 8 – Benny Yau, Canadian entertainer

May 9

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

May 19

Drew Fuller, American actor and model

Dean Heffernan, Australian footballer

May 21 – Gotye, Belgian-Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter

May 22

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

May 28

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



Mike Fisher


Sarah Connor


Jessica DiCicco


Venus Williams


Minka Kelly

June 1

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

June 10

Jessica DiCicco, American actress

Francelino Matuzalem, Brazilian footballer

Wang Yuegu, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player

June 13

Sarah Connor, German singer

Juan Carlos Navarro, Spanish basketball player

June 16

Brad Gushue, Canadian curler

Joey Yung, Hong Kong singer

June 17

Kimeru, Japanese singer

Venus Williams, American tennis player

Jeph Jacques, American webcomic writer

June 19 – Jason White, American football player

June 21

Richard Jefferson, American basketball player

Branko Bošković, Montenegrin footballer

June 22 – Ilya Bryzgalov, Russian ice hockey player

June 23

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

June 24

Liane Balaban, Canadian actress

Minka Kelly, American actress

Cicinho, Brazilian footballer

June 25

Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress

Philippe Lacheau, French actor, director and writer

June 26

Rémy Vercoutre, French footballer

Michael Vick, American football player

Michael Jackson, English footballer

Rafiz Abu Bakar, Malaysian footballer

June 27

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

June 29

James Courtney, Australian race car driver

Katherine Jenkins, Welsh soprano

Martin Truex Jr., American race car driver

June 30

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



Olivia Munn


Harbhajan Singh


Eva Green


Michelle Kwan


Jessica Simpson


James Rolfe


Kristen Bell


Gisele Bündchen


Jacinda Ardern

July 1

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 writer

July 3

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

July 4

Ivan Babikov, Russian-Canadian cross country skier

Kim Chapiron, French film director, screenwriter and actor

July 5

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

July 6

Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player

Eva Green, French actress and model

July 7

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

July 8

Robbie Keane, Irish footballer

Chetan Anand, Indian badminton player

Yang Tae-Young, South Korean gymnast

July 9 – Wil Traval, Australian actor

July 10

Thomas Ian Nicholas, American film actor, singer, musician, producer, director and writer

Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)

Jessica Simpson, American singer

Jeremy Ray Valdez, American actor

James Rolfe, American director, actor and writer

Cláudia Leitte, Brazilian singer

July 11

Mathias Boe, Danish badminton player

Alvent Yulianto, Indonesian badminton player

Justin Willman, American magician, actor, entertainer, comedian, and television personality

Tyson Kidd, Canadian wrestler

July 12

Kristen Connolly, American actress

Eny Widiowati, Indonesian badminton player

July 13 – Pejman Nouri, Iranian football player

July 15

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)

July 16

Oliver Marach, Austrian tennis player

Svetlana Feofanova, Russian pole-vaulter

Jang Su-won, South Korean singer

Adam Scott, Australian golfer

July 17

Rashid Ramzi, Moroccan-Bahraini athlete

Masato Yoshino, Japanese professional wrestler

Ryan Miller, American ice hockey goaltender

July 18

Brendon de Jonge, Zimbabwean professional golfer

Gareth Emery, British trance producer and DJ

Kristen Bell, American actress

July 19

Yeoh Kay Bin, Malaysian badminton player

Michelle Heaton, English singer (Liberty X)

Mark Webber, American actor

July 20

Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian supermodel

Dado Dolabella, Brazilian actor and singer

Jin Goo, South Korean actor

July 21 – CC Sabathia, American baseball player

July 22

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

July 29

Rachel Miner, American actress

Fernando González, Chilean tennis player



Joanne Froggatt


Macaulay Culkin


Chris Pine


William Levy

August 2 – Dingdong Dantes, Filipino actor

August 3

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

August 9

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

August 16

Julien Absalon, French mountain biker

Vanessa Carlton, American singer

August 17

David Legwand, American ice hockey player

Lene Marlin, Norwegian singer and musician

August 18 – Damion Stewart, Jamaican footballer

August 19

Darius Campbell, Scottish singer-songwriter

Adrian Lulgjuraj, Albanian singer

August 21

Jon Lajoie, Canadian comedian

Paul Menard, American race car driver

August 23

Rex Grossman, American football player

Joanne Froggatt, British voice artist

August 24 – Rachael Carpani, Australian actress

August 26

Macaulay Culkin, American actor

Chris Pine, American actor

August 27 – Derrick Strait, American football player

August 28 – Debra Lafave, American teacher

August 29

William Levy, Cuban-American actor

David West, American basketball player



Nigar Jamal


Michelle Williams


Mike Comrie


Yao Ming


Ben Savage


Zachary Levi

September 2

Dany Sabourin, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender

Gerry Rosenthal, American actor

September 3

Jennie Finch, American softball player

Polina Smolova, Belarusian singer

September 4 – Max Greenfield, American actor

September 5 – Kevin Simm, English singer (Liberty X)

September 6

Kerry Katona, English TV presenter and pop star (Atomic Kitten)

Samuel Peter, Nigerian boxer and heavyweight champion

Joseph Yobo, Nigerian footballer

September 7

Nigar Jamal, Azerbaijani singer, Eurovision Song Contest 2011 winner

Gabriel Milito, Argentine footballer

Mark Prior, American baseball player

Andriy Kyforenko, Ukrainian ice speed skater

September 8

Eric Hutchinson, American singer-songwriter

Neferteri Shepherd, African-American model and actress

September 9

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

September 12

Sean Burroughs, American baseball player

Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player

Hiroyuki Sawano, Japanese composer

September 13

Ben Savage, American actor

Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japanese baseball player

September 15

Ben Woolf, American actor (d. 2015)

Jolin Tsai, Taiwanese singer

Faiz Khaleed, Malaysian astronaut

September 21

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

September 29

Patrick Agyemang, Ghanaian footballer

Dallas Green, Canadian singer-songwriter

Zachary Levi, American actor and singer

September 30

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


Nick Cannon


Kim Kardashian




Ben Foster

October 1 – Sarah Drew, American actress

October 3 – Daniel DeSanto, Canadian actor and voice actor

October 4

Me'Lisa Barber, American athlete

Joe Kennedy III, American lawyer

Tomáš Rosický, Czech footballer

Ben Whishaw, English actor

October 5

Joakim Brodén, Swedish-Czech singer and songwriter (Sabaton)

James Toseland, English motorcycle racer

Ti West, American film director

October 8

Michael Mizanin, American professional wrestler

Nick Cannon, African-American actor, comedian, rapper, entrepreneur, record producer and broadcast personality

October 10

Sherine, Egyptian singer

Lynn Hung, Hong Kong actress

October 11

Tomokazu Sugita, Japanese voice actor

October 12

Ledley King, English footballer

Nadzeya Ostapchuk, Belarusian athlete

October 13

Ashanti, African-American singer

Scott Parker, English footballer

October 14

Terrence McGee, American football player

Ben Whishaw, English actor

October 15 – Tom Boonen, Belgian cyclist

October 16

Sue Bird, Israeli-American basketball player

Timana Tahu, Australian Rugby League player

October 17

Angel Parker, American actress

Justin Shenkarow, American actor

Yekaterina Gamova, Russian volleyball player

October 18

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

October 24

Monica, African-American singer

Casey Wilson, American actress and comedian

October 28

Alan Smith, English footballer

Christy Hemme, American professional wrestler

October 29 – Ben Foster, American actor

October 31 – Eddie Kaye Thomas, American actor and comedian



Luke Hemsworth


Ryan Gosling


Monique Coleman


Isaac Hanson


Nick Swisher


Vanessa Minnillo

November 4 – Sabrina Colie, Jamaican actress

November 5

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

November 18

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 writer

November 19 – Adele Silva, English actress and model

November 21

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

November 24

Beth Phoenix, American professional wrestler

Edhie Yudhoyono, Indonesian politician

November 25

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)

November 29

Jason Griffith, American actor and voice actor

Janina Gavankar, American actress and musician

Ilias Kasidiaris, Greek politician



Simon Helberg


Christina Aguilera


Jake Gyllenhaal


Eliza Dushku

December 1

Angelique Bates, American actress, comedian, and rapper

Joel A. Sutherland, Canadian author

December 3

Anna Chlumsky, American actress

Jenna Dewan, American actress

Jim Sorgi, American football player

December 5

Ibrahim Maalouf, Lebanese-born French trumpeter

Shizuka Itō, Japanese voice actress

December 6

Steve Lovell, English footballer

Kei Yasuda, Japanese singer

December 7 – John Terry, English footballer

December 8

Nick Nevern, British actor and director

Lisa Kelly, American truck driver

December 9

Simon Helberg, American actor, comedian and musician

Ryder Hesjedal, Canadian professional cyclist

December 10

Sarah Chang, American violinist

Kate Reinders, American actress and singer

December 13

Satoshi Tsumabuki, Japanese actor

Bosco Wong, Hong Kong actor

December 15

Neil McDermott, English actor

Sergio Pizzorno, English guitarist and songwriter

December 16 – Axle Whitehead, Australian actor and singer-songwriter

December 18

Baron Vaughn, American actor and comedian

Christina Aguilera, American singer

December 19

Marla Sokoloff, American actress

Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor

December 20

Ashley Cole, English footballer

Chris Edwards, English musician

Fitz Hall, English footballer

December 22

Chris Carmack, American actor

Matt Parker, Australian author

December 23 – Cody Ross, American baseball player

December 25 – Laura Sadler, English actress (d. 2003)

December 27

Bernard Berrian, American football player

Cesaro, Swiss professional wrestler

December 30 – Eliza Dushku, American actress

December 31

Beto Gonçalves, Brazilian-born Indonesian footballer

Richie McCaw, New Zealand rugby player



January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December



Frank Wykoff


William O. Douglas


Teresa Noce


Jimmy Durante

January 1

Adolph Deutsch, American composer (b. 1897)

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)

January 10

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 photographer (b. 1904)

January 19 – William O. Douglas, American Supreme Court Justice (b. 1898)

January 21 – Georges Painvin, French cryptographer (b. 1886)

January 22

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)

January 27

Hans Aeschbacher, Swiss sculptor (b. 1906)

Peppino De Filippo, Italian actor (b. 1903)

Sir Eric Wyndham White, British administrator and economist, first 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)

January 30

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)



Bon Scott


Alice Roosevelt Longworth


Enrico Celio


Oskar Kokoschka


Mario Mattoli

February 1 – Jack Bailey, American actor (b. 1907)

February 2

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 Force officer (b. 1890)

February 8

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)

February 17

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)

February 19

Robert Morrison, British Olympic rower (b. 1902)

Bon Scott, Scottish-born Australian rock singer (AC/DC) (b. 1946)

February 20

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)

February 23

Enrico Celio, Swiss politician, 49th President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1889)

Robert Hayden, American poet (b. 1913)

February 24

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)

February 27

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)

February 29

Yigal Allon, Israeli politician and army general (b. 1918)

Gil Elvgren, American pin-up artist (b. 1914)



Nikolay Bogolyubov


Mohammad Hatta


Boun Oum


Óscar Romero


Tôn Đức Thắng

March 1

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)

March 14

Anna Jantar, Polish singer (b. 1950)

Mohammad Hatta, Indonesia's first 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)

March 18

Jessica Dragonette, American singer (b. 1900)

Elsa Goveia, Guyanese-born Jamaican scholar (b. 1925)

Erich Fromm, German-born psychologist and philosopher (b. 1900)[12]

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)

March 24

John Barrie, Welsh actor (b. 1917)

Pierre Etchebaster, French real tennis player (b. 1893)

Óscar Romero, Salvadorian Roman Catholic archbishop (b. 1917)

March 25

Roland Barthes, French literary critic and writer (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)

March 28

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)

March 30

David Sharpe, American actor (b. 1910)

Tôn Đức Thắng, 2nd President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) (b. 1888)

March 31

Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (b. 1905)

Jesse Owens, American Olympic athlete (b. 1913)



William R. Tolbert Jr.


Jean-Paul Sartre


Mario Bava


Alfred Hitchcock

April 2 – Stanley Forman Reed, American Supreme Court Justice (b. 1884)

April 4 – Red Sovine, American country and folk singer-songwriter (b. 1917)

April 6

John Collier, English writer (b. 1901)

Nils Ericson, Swedish actor (b. 1906)

April 8 – Bill Eastman, British army 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 writer (b. 1935)

April 12

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)

April 15

Raymond Bailey, American actor (b. 1904)

Marshall Reed, American film and television actor (b. 1917)

Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)

April 18 – Antonio Caponigro, American gangster (b. 1912)

April 19

Charles Seel, American actor (b. 1897)

Tony Beckley, English character actor (b. 1927)

April 20

Katherine Kennicott Davis, American composer (b. 1892)

Helmut Käutner, German director (b. 1908)

April 21

Alexander Oparin, Soviet biochemist (b. 1894)

Sohrab Sepehri, Persian poet and painter (b. 1928)

April 22

Jane Froman, American singer and actress (b. 1907)

Fritz Strassmann, German chemist (b. 1902)

April 24 – Alejo Carpentier, Cuban writer (b. 1904)

April 26 – Cicely Courtneidge, British actress (b. 1893)

April 27

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)

May 2

George Pal, Hungarian-born animator and producer (b. 1904)

Clarrie Grimmett, New Zealand-born cricketer (b. 1891)

May 4

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)

May 7

Isla Cameron, British actress (b. 1930)

Margaret Cole, British politician (b. 1893)

May 8 – Geoffrey Baker, English field marshal (b. 1912)

May 9

Prince Himalaya of Nepal (b. 1921)

Kate Molale, South African anti-apartheid activist (b. 1928)

May 12 – Lillian Roth, American actress (b. 1910)

May 14

Carl Ebert, German theatre and opera director (b. 1887)

Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor (b. 1912)

May 16

José Calvo, Spanish actor (b. 1916)

Marin Preda, Romanian writer (b. 1922)

May 18

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)



Masayoshi Ōhira


Sante Spessotto


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)

June 7

Richard Bonelli, American opera baritone (b. 1889)

Elizabeth Craig, British chef and writer (b. 1883)

Lillian Dean, Australian photographer and local politician (b. c.1899)

Salvator Gotta, Italian writer (b. 1887)

Philip Guston, American painter (b. 1912)

Henry Miller, American writer (b. 1891)

Marian Spychalski, Polish architect and politician, former head of State (b. 1908)

June 8

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)

June 12

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)

June 23

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)



Abdelhamid Sharaf


Salah al-Din al-Bitar


Peter Sellers


Vladimir Vysotsky


Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

July – Robert Brackman, American painter (b. 1898)

July 1 – C. P. Snow, British physicist and novelist (b. 1905)

July 3

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)

July 7

Prince Dmitri Alexandrovich of Russia (b. 1901)

Reginald Gardiner, English actor (b. 1903)

Dore Schary, American film writer, 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 writer, poet and diplomat (b. 1913)

July 13 – Seretse Khama, 1st President of Botswana (b. 1921)

July 15 – Ben Selvin, American orchestra leader and recording artist (b. 1898)

July 17

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)

July 25

Tony Catalano, American football player (b. 1895)

Vladimir Vysotsky, Soviet singer-songwriter, poet and actor (b. 1938)

July 26

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)

July 31

Pascual Jordan, German physicist (b. 1902)

Bobby Van, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1928)

Mohammed Rafi, Indian playback singer (b. 1924)



Yahya Khan

August 1

Patrick Depailler, French racing driver (b. 1944)

Strother Martin, American actor (b. 1919)

August 2 – Donald Ogden Stewart, American writer (b. 1894)

August 9

Harry Bell, Australian footballer (b. 1897)

Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran, American pilot (b. 1906)

Elliott Nugent, American actor (b. 1896)

August 10

Gareth Evans, British philosopher (b. 1946)

Yahya Khan, Pakistani general and statesman, 3rd President of Pakistan

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