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1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1981st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 981st year of the 2nd millennium, the 81st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1980s decade.


January – The subterranean Sarawak Chamber is discovered in Borneo.

January 1

Greece enters the European Economic Community, predecessor of the European Union.

Palau becomes a self-governing territory.

January 2 – One of the largest investigations by a British police force ends when serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", is arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

January 10 – Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments.

January 15 – Pope John Paul II receives a delegation led by Polish Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa at the Vatican.

January 16 – Loyalists shoot and seriously wound Irish nationalist activist Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and her husband.

January 17 – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law.

January 19 – United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.

January 20 – Iran releases the 52 Americans held for 444 days minutes after Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President of the United States, ending the Iran hostage crisis.

January 21 – The first DeLorean automobile, a stainless steel sports car with gull-wing doors, rolls off the production line in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.

January 23 – An earthquake of M 6.8 magnitude in Sichuan, China kills 150.

January 25

Jiang Qing ("Madame Mao") is sentenced to death in the People's Republic of China.

In South Africa the largest part of the town Laingsburg is swept away within minutes by one of the strongest floods ever experienced in the Great Karoo.

January 27 – The Indonesian passenger ship Tamponas 2 catches fire and capsizes in the Java Sea, killing 580.


Main article: February 1981

February 4 – Gro Harlem Brundtland becomes Prime Minister of Norway.

February 8 – In Greece, 20 fans of Olympiacos F.C. and one fan of AEK Athens die, while 54 are injured, after a stampede at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, possibly because Gate 7 does not open immediately after the end of the game.

February 9 – Polish Prime Minister Józef Pińkowski resigns and is replaced by General Wojciech Jaruzelski.

February 14

Stardust fire: A fire at the Stardust nightclub in Artane, Dublin, Ireland in the early hours kills 48 people and injures 214.

Australia withdraws recognition of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia.

February 17–22 – Pope John Paul II visits the Philippines.

February 23 – 1981 Spanish coup d'état attempt ("23-F"): Antonio Tejero, with members of the Guardia Civil, enters the Spanish Congress of Deputies and stops the session where Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo is about to be named president of the government. The coup fails following its denouncement by King Juan Carlos.

February 24 – A powerful, M 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Athens, killing 22 people, injuring 400 people and destroying several buildings and 4,000 houses, mostly in Corinth and the nearby towns of Loutraki, Kiato and Xylokastro.


Main article: March 1981

March 1 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Bobby Sands, a Provisional Irish Republican Army member, begins a hunger strike for political status at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh) in Northern Ireland, dying on May 5, the first of 10 IRA hunger strikers to die.

March 11 – Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet is sworn in as President of Chile for another 8-year term.

March 17 – In Italy the Propaganda Due Masonic lodge is discovered.

March 19 – Three workers are killed and 5 injured during a ground test of Space Shuttle Columbia at Kennedy Space Center in the United States.

March 29 – The first London Marathon starts with 7,500 runners.

March 30 – Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan: U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.; 2 police officers and Press Secretary James Brady are also wounded.


Main article: April 1981

April 1 – Daylight saving time is introduced in the Soviet Union.

April 4 – UK pop group Bucks Fizz's song Making Your Mind Up wins the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

April 11 – 1981 Brixton riot: Rioters in south London throw petrol bombs, attack police and loot shops.

April 12 – The Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Columbia with NASA astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen launches on the STS-1 mission, returning to Earth on April 14. It is the first time a manned reusable spacecraft has returned from orbit.


April 12: First Space Shuttle launch: Columbia, April 12, 1981.

April 15 – The first Coca-Cola bottling plant in China is opened.[1]

April 18 – A Minor League Baseball game between the Rochester Red Wings and the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, becomes the longest professional baseball game in history: 8 hours and 25 minutes/33 innings (the 33rd inning is not played until June 23).

April 26 – French presidential election: A first-round runoff results between Valéry Giscard d'Estaing and François Mitterrand.


Main article: May 1981

May – Daniel K. Ludwig abandons the Jari project in the Amazon basin.

May 1 – Pensions in Chile: The new Chilean pension system, based on private pension funds, begins.

May 4 – The European Law Students' Association (ELSA) was founded in Vienna by law students from Austria, West Germany, Poland and Hungary.

May 5 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Bobby Sands, Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and abstentionist Member of Parliament of the House of Commons, dies, aged 27, on hunger strike in prison in Northern Ireland.

May 6 – A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Lin's design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. from 1,421 other entries.

May 11 – Jamaican singer Bob Marley dies aged 36 from cancer in Miami, Florida.

May 13 – Pope John Paul II assassination attempt: Pope John Paul II is shot and nearly killed by Mehmet Ali Ağca, a Turkish gunman, as he enters St. Peter's Square in Vatican City to address a general audience. The Pope recovers.

May 15 – Donna Payant is murdered by serial killer Lemuel Smith, the first time a female prison officer has been killed on-duty in the United States.

May 21

François Mitterrand becomes the first socialist President of the French Fifth Republic.

In the National Hockey League, the New York Islanders win their second consecutive Stanley Cup defeating the Minnesota North Stars four games to one.

May 22 – Peter Sutcliffe is found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment on 13 counts of murder and 7 of attempted murder in England.

May 25

In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Alain Robert scales the Willis Tower in Chicago.

May 26 – The Italian government resigns over its links to the fascist Masonic cell Propaganda Due.

May 30 – Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is assassinated in Chittagong.

May 31 – Burning of Jaffna library, one of the most violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the century.


Main article: June 1981

June 5 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States report that 5 homosexual men in Los Angeles have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, the first recognized cases of AIDS.

June 6 – Bihar train disaster: Seven coaches of an overcrowded passenger train fall off the tracks into the Bagmati River in Bihar, India, killing between 500 and 800.

June 7 – The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq's Osirak nuclear reactor killing ten Iraqi troops and a French technician.

June 12

Raiders of the Lost Ark is released in theaters.

1981 Major League Baseball strike begins in the United States.

June 13 – At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, Marcus Sarjeant fires 6 blank shots at Elizabeth II.

June 18

The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is founded.

The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter makes its first flight at Groom Lake (Area 51), Nevada.

June 22 – Iranian president Abolhassan Banisadr is deposed.

June 27

The first game of paintball is played in Henniker, New Hampshire.

The E-mu Emulator sampler keyboard with floppy disk operation is unveiled at NAMM international Sound & Music Expo, Chicago. Production Model Serial Number 001 is issued to Stevie Wonder.[2]


Main article: July 1981

July 2 – Wonderland murders: The Wonderland Gang of cocaine dealers is brutally murdered in a massacre involving Eddie Nash in Los Angeles.

July 3 – The Toxteth riots in Liverpool, England, start after a mob saves a youth from being arrested. Shortly afterward, the Chapeltown riots in Leeds start after increased racial tension.

July 7 – United States President Ronald Reagan nominates the first woman, Sandra Day O'Connor, to the Supreme Court of the United States.

July 8 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Irish republican volunteer Joe McDonnell dies at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh) in Northern Ireland after a 61-day hunger strike.

July 9 – Donkey Kong is released, marking the first Donkey Kong and Mario smash hit arcade game developed by Nintendo in Japan.

July 10

Mahathir bin Mohamad becomes the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia.

1981 Handsworth riots in Birmingham begin, followed by further 1981 England riots in several urban areas including Liverpool and Leeds.

July 16–21 – England become the first team this century to win a cricket Test match after the follow-on when they beat Australia by 18 runs at Headingley cricket ground, Leeds, England.

July 17

Hyatt Regency walkway collapse: Two skywalks filled with people at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, collapse into a crowded atrium lobby, killing 114.

Israeli aircraft bomb Beirut, destroying multi-story apartment blocks containing the offices of PLO associated groups, killing approximately 300 civilians and resulting in worldwide condemnation and a U.S. embargo on the export of aircraft to Israel.[3]

July 19 – The 1981 Springbok Tour commences in New Zealand, amid controversy over the support of apartheid.

July 21 – Panda Tohui is born in Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City, the first panda to ever be born and survive in captivity outside of China.

July 29 – A worldwide television audience of over 750 million people watch the Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

July 30 – Summer 1981 hunger demonstrations in Poland: As many as 50,000 demonstrators, mostly women and children, take to the streets in Łódź to protest food ration shortages in Communist Poland.


Main article: August 1981

August 1 – The first 24-hour video music channel MTV (Music Television) is launched in the United States and airs its first video, Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles.

August 9 – 1981 Major League Baseball strike ends in the United States and Major League Baseball resumes with the All-Star Game in Cleveland's Municipal Stadium.

August 12 – The original Model 5150 IBM PC (with a 4.77 MHz Intel 8088 processor) is released in the United States at a base price of $1,565.

August 19

Gulf of Sidra incident: Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi sends two Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets to intercept two U.S. Navy fighters over the Gulf of Sidra. The U.S. jets destroy the Libyan fighters.

Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT) is founded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Sílvio Santos.

August 23 – South African troops attack SWAPO bases in Xangongo and Ongiva, Angola during Operation Protea.

August 24 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering John Lennon in Manhattan eight months earlier.

August 27 – North Korea fires a surface-to-air missile at a U.S. SR-71 Blackbird spy plane flying in South Korean and international airspace. The missile misses and the airplane is unharmed.[4]

August 30 – Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 2nd President and 76th Prime Minister of Iran & Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, 77th Prime Minister of Iran are killed in terroristic explosion by People's Mujahedin of Iran.

August 31 – A bomb explodes at the United States Ramstein Air Base in West Germany, injuring 20 people.


Main article: September 1981

September 1 – Gregorio Conrado Álvarez is inaugurated as a military de facto President of Uruguay.

September 4 – An explosion at a mine in Záluží, Czechoslovakia, kills 65 people.

September 8 – The first episode of the extremely popular British television sitcom Only Fools and Horses, "Big Brother", is shown on BBC One.

September 10 – Picasso's painting Guernica is moved from New York to Madrid.

September 15

Our Lady of Akita in Japan cries for the last time, on the Feast of [[Our Lady of Sorrows].

The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world, at 150 years old, when it operates under its own power outside Washington, D.C.

September 16 – Postman Pat is first aired on BBC One in the United Kingdom.

September 17 – Ric Flair defeats Dusty Rhodes to win his first World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship in Kansas City.

September 18 – Capital punishment in France is abolished.

September 19

Simon & Garfunkel perform The Concert in Central Park, a free concert in New York in front of approximately half a million people.

Solidarity Day march, in support of organized labor, draws approximately 250,000 people in Washington, D.C.

September 20 – The Brazilian river boat Sobral Santos capsizes in the Amazon River, Óbidos, Brazil, killing at least 300.

September 21 – Belize, formerly British Honduras, gains its independence from the United Kingdom.

September 25

Sandra Day O'Connor takes her seat as the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Rolling Stones begin their Tattoo You American tour at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.

September 26

The Boeing 767 airliner makes its first flight.

The Sydney Tower opens to the public in Australia.

September 27 – TGV high-speed rail service between Paris and Lyon, France begins.

September 27–29 – Iran–Iraq War: Iranian forces break the Siege of Abadan in Operation Samen-ol-A'emeh.

September 28 – The classic animated comedy espionage TV series Danger Mouse debuts on ITV in the U.K.


Main article: October 1981

October 2 – English rock band The Police releases Ghost in the Machine.

October 5 – Raoul Wallenberg becomes a posthumously honorary citizen of the United States.

October 6 – Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is assassinated during a parade by army members who belong to the Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization led by Khalid Islambouli who are opposed to his negotiations with Israel.

October 10 – The Ministry for Education of Japan issues the jōyō kanji.

October 14 – Vice President Hosni Mubarak is elected President of Egypt, one week after Anwar Sadat's assassination.

October 16 – Gas explosions at a coal mine at Hokutan, Yūbari, Hokkaidō, Japan kill 93.

October 21 – Andreas Papandreou becomes Prime Minister of Greece.

October 22 – The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organization faction led by Hareram Sharma and D. P. Singh begins.

October 27 – Soviet submarine S-363 runs aground outside the Karlskrona, Sweden military base.


Main article: November 1981


November 1: Antigua and Barbuda.

November 1 – Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom.

November 9 – Slavery in Mauritania is abolished by Edict No. 81-234.

November 12 – The Church of England General Synod votes to admit women to holy orders.

November 16 – In U.S. soap opera General Hospital, Luke and Laura marry; it is the highest-rated hour in daytime television history.

November 18 – COMDEX Fall: IBM introduces the IBM PC; Scientific Solutions announces the first PC add-in cards.

November 22 – The Edmonton Eskimos (14-1-1) barely stave off defeat and win a record 4th consecutive Grey Cup in the Canadian Football League, at the 69th Grey Cup at Montréal's Olympic Stadium defeating the Ottawa Rough Riders (5-11-0) 26-23 in the final three seconds; after being down 20–1 at halftime.[5]

November 23

Iran–Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), authorizing the Central Intelligence Agency to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.

1981 United Kingdom tornado outbreak, the largest recorded tornado outbreak in European history.[6]

November 25–26 – A group of mercenaries led by Mike Hoare take over Mahe airport in the Seychelles in a coup attempt. Most of them escape by a commandeered Air India passenger jet; six are later arrested.

November 30–December 17 – Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union attempt to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe; the meetings end inconclusively.


Main article: December 1981

December 1 – An Inex-Adria Aviopromet McDonnell Douglas MD-80 strikes a mountain peak and crashes while approaching Ajaccio Airport in Corsica, killing all 180 people on board.

December 4 – South Africa grants Ciskei independence, not recognized outside South Africa.

December 7 – Rotary International charters the Rotary Club of Grand Baie, Mauritius.

December 8

The No. 21 Mine explosion in Whitwell, Tennessee kills 13.

Arthur Scargill becomes President-elect of the National Union of Mineworkers (Great Britain).

December 10 – During the Ministerial Session of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, Spain signs the Protocol of Accession to NATO.

December 11

Boxing: Muhammad Ali loses to Trevor Berbick; this proves to be Ali's last-ever fight.

El Mozote massacre: In El Salvador, army units kill 900 civilians.

December 13

Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland, to prevent the dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity.

Clube de Regatas do Flamengo wins the Intercontinental Cup (football) after a 3–0 win against Liverpool.

December 15 – A car bomb destroys the Iraqi Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 61 people; Syrian intelligence is blamed.

December 17 – American Brigadier General James L. Dozier is kidnapped in Verona by the Italian Red Brigades.

December 20 – The Penlee lifeboat disaster occurs off the coast of South-West Cornwall.

December 21 – Preferential Trade Area (PTA) for Eastern and Southern Africa.

December 28 – The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.

December 31 – A coup d'état in Ghana removes President Hilla Limann's PNP government and replaces it with the PNDC led by Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings.

Date unknown[edit]

January to March – Heavy snow causes many houses and buildings to collapse in northwestern Japan; 152 are killed.

Cuba suffers a major outbreak of Dengue fever, with 344,203 cases.[7]

Use of crack cocaine, a smokeable form of the drug, first reported in the United States and Caribbean.[8]

Luxor AB presents the ABC 800 computer.

Polybius, an urban legend game, is said to have been released in Portland, Oregon; there is no evidence for its existence.

The State Council of the People's Republic of China lists the cities of Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Guilin as those where the protection of historical and cultural heritage, as well as natural scenery, should be treated as a priority project.

Pepsi enters China.[9]

The Millennium translation of Saint Edward the Martyr's relics from Wareham to Shaftesbury in England is observed in a reenactment.



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



Eden Riegel


Eli Manning


Rinko Kikuchi


Jérémie Renier


Jared Kushner




Ray J


Alicia Keys


Elijah Wood


Justin Timberlake

January 1

Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian race car driver

Mladen Petrić, Croatian football player

Eden Riegel, American actress

January 2 – Maxi Rodríguez, Argentine footballer

January 3 – Eli Manning, American football player

January 4

Silvy De Bie, Belgian singer

Aaron Schwartz, American actor

January 5

Deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman), Canadian DJ/producer

Brooklyn Sudano, American actress

January 6

Mike Jones, American rapper

Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress

Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor

January 7 – Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey goaltender

January 8

Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player

Genevieve Cortese, American actress

Jeff Francis, Canadian pitcher

January 9

Caroline Lufkin, American singer

Euzebiusz Smolarek, Polish footballer

January 10

Jared Kushner, American investor

Tamta, Georgian-Greek singer

January 11

Jamelia, British singer

Tom Meighan, British singer and songwriter

January 12 – Quentin Griffin, American football player

January 15

Howie Day, American singer and songwriter

El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer

Pitbull, American hip-hop musician and record producer

January 16 – Marta Roure, Andorran singer and actress

January 17

Scott Mechlowicz, American actor

Ray J, American rapper and singer

January 18 – Otgonbayar Ershuu, Mongolian visual artist

January 19

Lucho González, Argentine footballer

Bitsie Tulloch, American actress

Thaila Zucchi, English singer and actress

January 20

Brendan Fevola, Australian rules footballer

Owen Hargreaves, Canadian-born English footballer

Jason Richardson, American basketball player

January 21

Dany Heatley, German-born hockey player

Izabella Miko, Polish actress and dancer

Mohd Amri Yahyah, Malaysian footballer

January 22

Chantelle Anderson, American basketball player

O. T. Fagbenle, English actor, writer, and director

Willa Ford, American singer, television hostess, and actress

Beverley Mitchell, American actress

Ben Moody, American guitarist

January 24 – Carrie Coon, American actress

January 25

Alicia Keys, American singer, pianist and actress

Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer (d. 2007)

January 26 – Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan conductor

January 27

Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player

Greg Owens, Australian soccer player

January 28

Elijah Wood, American actor and music producer

Gen Hoshino, Japanese actor and singer

January 29

Rachna Khatau, Indian-American actress and singer

Jonny Lang, American musician

Darío Lopilato, Argentine actor

January 30

Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer

Chieko Higuchi, Japanese voice actress

January 31

Gemma Collins, English television personality

Justin Timberlake, American actor and musician



Sara Foster


Tom Hiddleston


Kelly Rowland


Joseph Gordon-Levitt


Paris Hilton


Josh Gad


Josh Groban

February 1 – John Gemberling, American actor and comedian

February 2 – Emily Rose, American actress

February 3 – Alisa Reyes, American actress

February 4

Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)

February 5

Lee Eon, South Korean actor and model (d. 2008)

Nora Zehetner, American actress

Sara Foster, American actress

February 6 – Alison Haislip, American actress and former TV personality

February 8

Ralf Little, English actor

Jim Parrack, American actor

February 9

Tom Hiddleston, British actor

The Rev, American drummer (Avenged Sevenfold) (d. 2009)

February 10

Uzo Aduba, American actress

Natasha St-Pier, Canadian singer

Holly Willoughby, British television presenter

Stephanie Beatriz, Argentine-born American Actress

February 11

Kelly Rowland, American singer and actress

Edoardo Molinari, Italian golfer

February 12

Lisa Hannigan, Irish singer, songwriter, and musician

Selena Li, Hong Kong actress

February 13 – Durahim Jamaluddin, Malaysian footballer (d. 2018)

February 14 – Erin Torpey, American actress

February 15

Jenna Morasca, American television personality

Olivia, American singer

February 17

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor and film director

Paris Hilton, American model, heiress, and socialite

February 18

Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player

Ivan Sproule, British footballer

February 20

Adrian Lamo, American computer hacker (d. 2018)

Chris Thile, American mandolinist

Majandra Delfino, American actress

February 23

Josh Gad, American actor

Mai Nakahara, Japanese voice actress

Paleo, American singer-songwriter

Dylan Ryder, American former pornographic actress

February 24 – Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player

February 25

Park Ji-sung, South Korean footballer

Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor

February 26 – Maria Sansone, American journalist and Internet personality

February 27

Josh Groban, American singer

Mat Yeung, Hong Kong actor



Will Power


Bryce Dallas Howard


LeToya Luckett


Julia Stiles


Maarten van der Weijden

March 1

Ana Hickmann, Brazilian model

Adam LaVorgna, American actor

Will Power, Australian racing driver

Brad Winchester, American ice hockey player

Zach Cregger, American actor and comedian

March 2

Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (d. 2010)

Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress

March 3

Julius Malema, South African politician

Lil' Flip, American rapper

Shada Hassoun, Iraqi singer

László Nagy, Hungarian handball player

Cristina Scarlat, Moldovan singer

March 5 – Hanna Alström, Swedish actress

March 6 – Ellen Muth, American actress

March 8 – Adam Jones, Welsh rugby union player

March 9 – Antonio Bryant, American football player

March 10

Samuel Eto'o, Cameroonian footballer

Kristen Maloney, American gymnast

March 11

David Anders, American actor

Lee Evans, American football player

LeToya Luckett, American singer

March 12

Kenta Kobayashi, Japanese professional wrestler

Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenian tennis player

March 15 – Young Buck, American rapper

March 16

Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer

Johannes Aigner, Austrian footballer

March 17 – Kyle Korver, American basketball player

March 18

Fabian Cancellara, Swiss road bicycle racer

Vanessa Lee Evigan, American actress

March 19

Declan Bennett, English singer-songwriter

Kolo Touré, Ivorian football player

March 22

Tiffany Dupont, American actress

MIMS, American rapper

March 24 – Philip Winchester, American actor

March 27

Lin Jun Jie, Singaporean singer

Terry McFlynn, British footballer

March 28

Gareth David-Lloyd, Welsh actor

Lindsay Frimodt, American model

Dan Petronijevic, Canadian actor

Julia Stiles, American actress

March 29

Alain Moussi, Gabonese actor and stuntman

Megan Hilty, American actress and singer

PJ Morton, American musician, singer, and producer

Jlloyd Samuel, Trinidadian footballer (d. 2018)

March 31

Gerard McCarthy, British actor

Ryōko Shintani, Japanese voice actress

Maarten van der Weijden, Dutch Olympic swimmer




Taylor Kitsch


Alessandra Ambrosio


Paul Rust


Courtney Peldon


Hayden Christensen


Jessica Alba


Kunal Nayyar

April 1

Aslı Bayram, Turkish German model and actress

Aimee Chan, Chinese-Canadian actress

Hannah Spearritt, British singer (S Club 7) and actress

Nolan Yonkman, Canadian hockey player

April 2

Bethany Joy Lenz, American actress and singer

Raghav, Canadian singer

April 3 – Arfius Arf, British artist

April 5 – Michael A. Monsoor, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2006)

April 6

Eliza Coupe, American actress

Robert Earnshaw, Welsh footballer

April 7

Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer

Terrell Roberts, American football player (d. 2019)

April 8

Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer

Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model

Ofer Shechter, Israeli actor

April 9

Milan Bartovič, Slovak hockey player

Eric Harris, American mass murderer (d. 1999)

Ireneusz Jeleń, Polish footballer

April 10

Gretchen Bleiler, American snowboarder

Laura Bell Bundy, American actress and singer

Liz McClarnon, British singer

Michael Pitt, American actor

Timmy Williams, American actor and comedian

April 11 – Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model

April 12 – Paul Rust, American actor and comedian

April 13 – Courtney Peldon, American actress

April 14 - Shinjiro Koizumi, Japanese politician

April 17 – Hanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer

April 18

Jang Na-ra, Korean actress and singer

Audrey Tang, Taiwanese software programmer

April 19

Saskia de Brauw, Dutch model and artist

Hayden Christensen, Canadian-American actor

Troy Polamalu, American football player

Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress

April 21

Mike Christie, English musician

Stephanie Larimore, American model

April 22 – Ken Dorsey, American football player

April 23 – Michelle Knight, American author and kidnap survivor

April 25

Felipe Massa, Brazilian race car driver

John McFall, British paralympic sprinter

Anja Pärson, Swedish alpine skier

April 26

Matthieu Delpierre, French football player

Mariana Ximenes, Brazilian actress

April 27 – Sandy Mölling, German pop singer

April 28 – Jessica Alba, American actress and businesswoman

April 29

Alex Vincent, American actor

Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor

George McCartney, British footballer

April 30 – Emma Pierson, American Television Actress



Robert Buckley


Craig David


Danielle Fishel


Stephen Amell


Rami Malek


Zara Tindall


Georges St-Pierre


Shiri Maimon


Mark Winterbottom


Daniel Bryan


Laura Bailey


Justin Chon

May 1

Alexander Hleb, Belarusian football player

Wes Welker, American football player

May 2

Robert Buckley, American actor

Rina Satō, Japanese voice actress

May 3

Farrah Franklin, American singer

Natalie Tong, Hong Kong actress

U;Nee, South Korean singer and actress (d. 2007)

May 4

Jason Kander, American politician and podcaster

Jacques Rudolph, South African cricketer

May 5

Chris Duncan, American baseball player (d. 2019)

Craig David, English singer

Danielle Fishel, American actress

Zach McGowan, American actor

May 8

Stephen Amell, Canadian actor

Andrés Romero, Argentine golfer

May 11

Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball player

Daisuke Matsui, Japanese football player

Dusán Mukics, Slovene journalist and reporter in Hungary

Terry Pheto, South African actress

Austin O'Brien, American actor and photographer

May 12

Rami Malek, American actor

Kentaro Sato, Japanese composer

Dennis Trillo, Filipino actor

May 13

Sunny Leone, Canadian pornstar and Bollywood actress

Rebecka Liljeberg, Swedish actress

Jimmy Wang Yang, Korean professional wrestler

May 15

Patrice Evra, Senegalese-born French footballer

Justin Morneau, Canadian baseball player

Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress

Zara Tindall, British elite equestrienne

May 16 – Joseph Morgan, English actor

May 17 – Shiri Maimon, Israeli pop/R&B singer, TV show host and actress

May 18 – Adam Green, American singer-songwriter

May 19

Sani Bečirovič, Slovenian basketball player

Bong Tae-gyu, South Korean actor

Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer

Georges St-Pierre, Canadian mixed martial arts fighter

May 20

Iker Casillas, Spanish footballer

Sean Conlon, English musician (5ive)

Rachel Platten, American singer-songwriter

Lindsay Taylor, American basketball player

Mark Winterbottom, Australian race car driver

May 21

Josh Hamilton, American baseball player

Anna Rogowska, Polish pole vaulter

May 22

Daniel Bryan, American professional wrestler

Melissa Gregory, American figure skater

May 23

Tim Robinson, American actor and comedian

Charles Rogers, American football player (d. 2019)

May 24 – Penny Taylor, Australian baseball player

May 25 – Logan Tom, American volleyball player.

May 26 – Isaac Slade, American singer-songwriter and pianist

May 27 – Alina Cojocaru, Romanian ballerina

May 28

Laura Bailey, American voice actress

Aaron Schock, American politician

May 29

Justin Chon, American actor

Chris Violette, Canadian actor

Andrey Arshavin, Russian football player

Brian Simnjanovski, American football player (d. 2009)

Alton Ford, American basketball player (d. 2018)

May 30 – Remy Ma, American rapper

May 31 – Jake Peavy, American baseball player



T.J. Miller


Enzo Fortuny


Natalie Portman


Adriana Lima


Chris Evans


Brandon Flowers


Vanessa Ray


Simon Ammann

June 1

Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player

Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter

Amy Schumer, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter

Johnny Pemberton, American actor and comedian

June 3

Rich Rundles, American baseball player (d. 2019)

Mike Adam, Canadian curler

June 4

Jennifer Carroll, Canadian swimmer

T.J. Miller, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter

Giourkas Seitaridis, Greek footballer

Natalia Vodopyanova, Russian basketball player

June 5 – Jade Goody, British reality show star (d. 2009)

June 6 – Johnny Pacar, American actor

June 7

Enzo Fortuny, Mexican voice actor

Larisa Oleynik, American actress

Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player

June 8

Rachel Held Evans, American Christian columnist, blogger and author (d. 2019)

Alex Band, American musician

Sara Watkins, American violinist

Ai Nonaka, Japanese voice actress

June 9

Vic Chou, Taiwanese actor, singer, and model

Celina Jaitly, Indian actress

Natalie Portman, Israeli-American actress

Anoushka Shankar, British musician and daughter of Ravi Shankar

June 10

Hoku Ho, Hawaiian singer and musician

Burton O'Brien, Scottish footballer

Arwind Santos, Filipino professional basketball player

Jonathan Bennett, American actor and model

June 12

Adriana Lima, Brazilian model

John Gourley, American musician and singer

Jeremy Howard, American actor

June 13 – Chris Evans, American actor

June 14 – Lonneke Engel, Dutch model

June 15

Veljo Reinik, Estonian actor

Haley Scarnato, American singer

Maxey Whitehead, American voice actress

June 16

Ben Kweller, American musician

Joe Saunders, American baseball player

June 17 – Amrita Rao, Indian actress

June 18

Ella Chen, Taiwanese singer

Yurin, Japanese actress, voice actress and singer

June 20 – Alisan Porter, American singer and actress

June 21

Simon Delestre, French equestrian

Brandon Flowers, American singer and keyboardist

İbrahim Öztürk, Turkish footballer

June 22

Mathias Abel, German footballer

Monty Oum, American animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 2015)

Chris Urbanowicz, British guitarist

Péter Bajzát, Hungarian footballer

June 23

Antony Costa, English singer

Shi Xin Hui, Malaysian singer

Björn Schlicke, German footballer

June 24

Júnior Assunção, Brazilian mixed martial artist

Tilky Jones, American singer and actor

Cris Lankenau, American actor

Vanessa Ray, American actress and singer

June 25

Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper

Carlo Prater, Brazilian mixed martial artist

Sheridan Smith, English actress

June 27

Sam Hoare, British actor and director

Majida Issa, Colombian actress

John Driscoll, American actor

Cléber Santana, Brazilian footballer (d. 2016)

June 28

Jon Watts, American film director, producer and screenwriter

Mara Santangelo, Italian tennis player

June 29

Joe Johnson, American basketball player

Maria Maya, Brazilian actress

Marijo Šivolija, Croatian boxer

June 30 – Tom Burke, English actor



Ryan Hansen


Mahendra Singh Dhoni


Paloma Faith


Summer Glau


Michiel Huisman


Fernando Alonso

July 1 – Orlando Cruz, Puerto Rican boxer

July 2

Paul Anthony Finn, Irish singer and songwriter

Alex Koroknay-Palicz, American activist

July 3

Evgeny Postny, Israeli chess grandmaster

Tevita Leo-Latu, New Zealand rugby league footballer

Brandon Jay McLaren, Canadian actor

July 4 – Tahar Rahim, French actor

July 5

Gianne Albertoni, Brazilian model

Ryan Hansen, American actor

July 6 – Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player

July 7

Brad James, American actor

Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer

Omar Naber, Slovenian singer, songwriter and guitar player

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer

Synyster Gates, American guitarist

July 8

Oka Antara, Indonesian rapper and actor

Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer

Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player

July 9

Jamie Thomas King, English actor

Dylan Taylor, Canadian actor

July 10 – Aleksandar Tunchev, Bulgarian footballer

July 11 – Andre Johnson, American football player

July 12

Bojana Novakovic, Serbian-Australian actress

Rebecca Hunter, English singer and actress

Maya Sar, Bosnian singer

July 13

Michael Mando, Canadian actor, writer and director

Hassan Al Kontar, Syrian refugee

Ágnes Kovács, Hungarian swimmer

Fran Kranz, American actor

July 14

Milow, Belgian singer-songwriter

Lee Mead, British actor

July 15

Peter Odemwingie, Nigerian footballer

Taylor Kinney, American actor and model

Norhafiz Zamani Misbah, Malaysian footballer

OC Ukeje, Nigerian actor, model and musician

July 17

Mélanie Thierry, French actress

Qin Lan, Chinese actress, model, and singer

Jeremy Chan, Singaporean actor, singer and host

July 18

Joel Spira, Swedish actor

Michiel Huisman, Dutch actor, musician and singer-songwriter

July 19

Didz Hammond, bassist/backing vocalist

Nikki Osborne, Australian actress

Anderson Luiz de Carvalho, Brazilian footballer

July 20

Damien Delaney, Irish footballer

Dayang Nurfaizah, Malaysian singer

July 21

Paloma Faith, English singer, songwriter and actress

Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist

Blake Lewis, American singer, songwriter and beatboxer

Chrishell Stause, American actress

Davide Perino, Italian actor and voice actor

July 22

Clive Standen, Northern Irish actor

Josh Lawson, Australian actor

July 23

Steve Jocz, Canadian drummer

Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player

July 24

Summer Glau, American actress

Doug Bollinger, Australian cricketer

July 25

Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player

Finn Bálor (aka Fergal Devitt), Irish professional wrestler

July 26 – Maicon Douglas Sisenando, Brazilian footballer

July 27

Dash Snow, American artist (d. 2009)

Li Xiaopeng, Chinese gymnast

Dan Jones, British historian

July 29

Dyana Liu, American actress

Fernando Alonso, Spanish double Formula 1 world champion

July 30

Chandra Prakash Gharti, Nepalese politician

Lisa Wilhoit, American actress

Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (d. 2017)

July 31

M. Shadows, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold)

Eric Lively, American actor

Vernon Carey, American football player

Ira Losco, Maltese singer



Meghan, Duchess of Sussex


Roger Federer


Harel Skaat


Meagan Good


Oh Jin-hyek


Jan Frodeno


Ben Barnes


Ross Marquand


Chad Michael Murray


Jay Ryan

August 1

Jordan Wall, American actor

August 3

Fikirte Addis, Ethiopian fashion designer

Travis Willingham, American voice actor

August 4

Abigail Spencer, American actress

Marques Houston, American singer and actor (IMx)

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, British princess and American actress

Florian Silbereisen, German singer and television presenter

August 5

Anna Rawson, Australian professional golfer

Carl Crawford, American Major League Baseball outfielder

Rachel Scott, American murder victim (d. 1999)

Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer and actress

Travie McCoy, American alternative hip-hop artist

August 6

Vitantonio Liuzzi, Italian race car driver

Leslie Odom Jr., American actor and singer

August 8

Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player

Meagan Good, American actress

Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress

Bradley McIntosh, English pop singer (S Club 7)

Harel Skaat, Israeli singer

August 9 – Li Jiawei, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player

August 10

Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer and actress

Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian badminton player

August 11 – Sandi Thom, Scottish singer & songwriter

August 12

Djibril Cissé, French footballer

Steve Talley, American actor

August 14

Ray William Johnson, American actor, comedian, rapper and YouTuber

Kofi Kingston, Ghanaian professional wrestler

Paul Gallen, Australian Rugby League Player

August 15

Tosyn Bucknor, Nigerian media personality (d. 2018)

Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress

Oh Jin-hyek, South Korean archer

August 18 – Jan Frodeno, German triathlete

August 20 – Ben Barnes, English actor (Prince Caspian)

August 21

Jarrod Lyle, Australian golfer (d. 2018)

Mai Aizawa, Japanese voice actress

Ross Thomas, American actor

Winklevoss twins, American internet entrepreneurs and rowers

August 22 – Ross Marquand, American actor

August 23 – Carmen Luvana, Puerto Rican adult actress

August 24

Jiro Wang, Taiwanese actor and singer (Fahrenheit)

Chad Michael Murray, American actor

August 25

Rachel Bilson, American actress

Shiva Keshavan, Indian luge pilot

August 26 – Nico Muhly, American contemporary classical composer

August 27 – Patrick J. Adams, Canadian actor and director

August 28

Charlie Frye, American National Football League quarterback

Jake Owen, American country music singer-songwriter

August 29

Jay Ryan, New Zealand actor

Karim Darwish, Egyptian squash player





Jonathan Taylor Thomas


Jennifer Hudson


Ben Schwartz


Alexis Bledel


Jennifer Tisdale


Christina Milian


Serena Williams


Dominique Moceanu

September 1

Park Hyo-shin, Korean singer

Clinton Portis, American football player

Michael Adamthwaite, Canadian voice actor

September 2 – Chris Tremlett, English cricketer

September 3 – Fearne Cotton, British television presenter

September 4

Jero, American-born Japanese enka singer

Beyoncé, American actress and R&B singer (Destiny's Child)

Lacey Mosley, American lead vocalist (Flyleaf)

September 6 – Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong singer

September 7 – Natalie McGarry, Scottish National Party politician and Member of Parliament convicted of embezzlement[10]

September 8

Dan Fredinburg, American Google executive

Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor

September 9

Julie Gonzalo, Argentinian actress

Nancy Wu, Hong Kong actress

September 10 – Marco Chiudinelli, Swiss tennis player

September 11

Dylan Klebold, American mass murderer (d. 1999)

Charles Kelley, American country music singer-songwriter and founding member of Lady Antebellum

September 12

Jennifer Hudson, American singer and actress

Hosea Chanchez, American actor of The Game

September 13 – Angelina Love, Canadian professional wrestler

September 14

Ashley Roberts, American singer (The Pussycat Dolls)

Miyavi, Japanese musician

September 15 – Ben Schwartz, American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer

September 16

Alexis Bledel, American actress

Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress

Nazril Irham, Indonesian singer

September 18 – Jennifer Tisdale, American actress

September 21

Nicole Richie, American actress, singer and socialite

Phoenix Marie, American porn actress

Sarah Whatmore, English singer-songwriter[11]

September 22

Ashley Eckstein, American actress

Alexei Ramírez, Cuban baseball player

September 23

Misti Traya, American actress

Natalie Horler, German singer (Cascada)

Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver

September 25

Lee Norris, American actor

Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player

Van Hansis, American actor

Shane Tutmarc, American singer-songwriter (Dolour)

September 26

Christina Milian, American R&B singer and actress

Serena Williams, American tennis player

Ayumi Tsunematsu, Japanese voice actress

September 28 – Melissa Claire Egan, American actress

September 29 – Suzanne Shaw, British singer (Hear'Say) and actress

September 30

Cecelia Ahern, Irish author and daughter of Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach

Dominique Moceanu, Romanian-American gymnast

Ashleigh Aston Moore, American child actress (d. 2007)



Rupert Friend


Zlatan Ibrahimović


Raffi Torres


Jun Ji-hyun


Boyd Melson


Guy Sebastian

October 1

Rupert Friend, English actor, director, screenwriter and producer

Roxane Mesquida, French Actress

October 3

Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer

Amanda Walsh, Canadian actress

Seth Gabel, American actor

October 4 – Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)

October 5 – Enrico Fabris, Italian speed skater

October 7 – Austin Eubanks, American motivational speaker (d. 2019)

October 8

Ryuji Sainei, Japanese actor

Raffi Torres, Canadian ice hockey player

Ruby, Egyptian singer

October 9

Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor and producer

Ryoichi Maeda, Japanese footballer

October 10 – Una Healy, Irish singer (The Saturdays)

October 11

Beau Brady, Australian actor.

October 12

Engin Akyürek, Turkish actor

Tom Guiry, American actor

Brian J. Smith, American actor

October 13

Ryan Ashford, English footballer

Kele Okereke, English singer (Bloc Party)

October 14 – Ruslan Alekhno, Russian-Belarusian singer

October 15

Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player

Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver

October 16

Boyd Melson, American boxer

Caterina Scorsone, Canadian actress

October 17 – Tsubasa Imai, Japanese actor, singer and dancer (Tackey & Tsubasa)

October 19 – Christian Bautista, Filipino singer, actor, host, and model

October 20

Willis McGahee, American football player

Stefan Nystrand, Swedish swimmer

October 21 – Nemanja Vidić, Serbian football player

October 22 – Michael Fishman, American actor

October 23

Olivier Occéan, Canadian footballer

Huo Siyan, Chinese actress

October 24

Tila Tequila, Vietnamese-American model and singer

Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress

October 25

Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer

Hiroshi Aoyama, Japanese motorcycle road racer

October 26

Guy Sebastian, original Australian Idol 2003 singer

Sam Brown, American actor and comedian

October 28

Milan Baroš, Czech footballer

Dwayne Cameron, New Zealand actor

Noah Galloway, American former soldier and contestant from Dancing With The Stars

October 29

Jonathan Brown, Australian rules footballer

Amanda Beard, American swimmer

Angelika Dela Cruz, Filipina actress and singer

October 30

Chris Clemons, American football player

Fiona Dourif, American actress, daughter of Brad Dourif

Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean actress

Shaun Sipos, Canadian actor

Ivanka Trump, American model

October 31

Selina Ren, member of Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E

Irina Denezhkina, Russian writer

Frank Iero, American guitarist (My Chemical Romance)



Raphael Gualazzi


Allison Tolman


Xabi Alonso


Barbara Pierce Bush


Jenna Bush Hager


Natasha Bedingfield

November 1

Matt Jones, American actor and comedian

LaTavia Roberson, American singer (Destiny's Child)

November 2

Tatiana Totmianina, Russian figure skater

Katharine Isabelle, Candanian actress

Esha Deol, Indian actress and model

November 3

Blair Chenoweth, American beauty queen

Jackie Gayda, American professional wrestler

November 4

Lakshmi Menon, Indian model

Vince Wilfork, American football player

Paul Tucker Canadian comic-book artist

November 6 – Cassie Bernall, American murder victim (d. 1999)

November 7 – George Pilkington, English footballer

November 8

Joe Cole, English footballer

Azura Skye, American actress

November 9 – Scottie Thompson, American actress

November 10

Tony Blanco, Dominican baseball player

Jason Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2004)

Alison Waite, American model

November 11

Natalie Glebova, Canadian beauty queen

Raphael Gualazzi, Italian singer and pianist, Eurovision Song Contest 2011 runner-up

Susan Kelechi Watson, American actress

The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg

November 13

Mark Cardona, Filipino basketball player

Shawn Yue, Hong Kong actor and singer

Kirsten Price, American porn actress

November 14 – Russell Tovey, British actor

November 15 – Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer

November 16 – Caitlin Glass, American voice actress

November 17

Sarah Harding, British singer (Girls Aloud)

Doug Walker, American actor, comedian, film critic, internet personality, and filmmaker

November 18

Allison Tolman, American actress

Christina Vidal, American actress

Nasim Pedrad, Iranian-American actress and comedian

November 19 – Yfke Sturm, Dutch model

November 20

Scott Hutchison, Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist and artist (d. 2018)

Kimberley Walsh, British singer (Girls Aloud)

Andrea Riseborough, English actress

November 21

Bryant McFadden, American football player

Ainārs Kovals, Latvian javelin thrower

November 22

Ben Adams, British singer (A1)

Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer

Song Hye-kyo, South Korean actress

November 24 – Lindsey Doe, American sexologist and video blogger

November 25

Xabi Alonso, Spanish footballer

Barbara Pierce Bush, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush

Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush

November 26

Natasha Bedingfield, British singer

Jon Ryan, Canadian National Football League football player from Regina, Saskatchewan

Aurora Snow, American pornographic actress

November 27 – Gary Lucy, British actor

November 29

Kimberly Cullum, American actress

Tom Hurndall, British photographer (d. 2004)

John Milhiser, American actor and comedian

Bakhyt Sarsekbayev, Kazakh Olympic boxer



Britney Spears


Lior Suchard


Lynda Thomas


Sienna Miller


Shizuka Arakawa


Ricky Whittle


Matthew Pavlich

December 1 – Kathryn Drysdale, English actress

December 2 – Britney Spears, American singer and entertainer

December 3

Liza Lapira, American actress

David Villa, Spanish footballer

Brian Bonsall, American actor

Tyjuan Hagler, American football player

December 4

Lila McCann, American singer

December 6 – Lior Suchard, Israeli mentalist

December 8 – Philip Rivers, NFL quarterback of the San Diego Chargers

December 9 – Dia Mirza, Bollywood actress

December 11

Zacky Vengeance, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold)

Javier Saviola, Argentine soccer player

Kevin Phillips, American film actor

Jeff McComsey, American artist

Nikki Benz, Ukrainian-American porn actress

Halina Perez, Filipina actress (d. 2004)

December 12 – Spencer Johnson, NFL player

December 13

Mathis Bailey, American-Canadian novelist and fiction writer

Amy Lee, American pianist/singer-songwriter (Evanescence)

December 14 – Amber Chia, Malaysian model and actress

December 15

Victoria Summer, English actress

Michelle Dockery, British actress

Thomas Herrion, American football player (d. 2005)

Donal Coonan, UK presenter for Channel 4's webshow thisisaknife

Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russian soccer player

December 16

Krysten Ritter, American actress

Gaby Moreno, Guatemalan singer

A. J. Allmendinger, American race car driver

December 17

Houari Manar, Algerian raï singer (d. 2019)

Wacław Kiełtyka, Polish musician and composer

December 21

Lynda Thomas, Mexican eurodance and alternative rock musician

Cristian Zaccardo, Italian footballer

December 24 – Dima Bilan, Russian pop-singer

December 26 – Nikolai Nikolaeff, Australian actor

December 27

Jay Ellis, American actor

Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer

Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress

December 28

Elizabeth Jordan Carr, first American test-tube baby

Sienna Miller, American-born English actress

Khalid Boulahrouz, Dutch footballer

December 29

Charlotte Riley, English actress

Shizuka Arakawa, Japanese figure skater

December 30

Kyle Eckel, American National Football League player

Haley Paige, Mexican-American porn actress (d. 2007)

December 31

Ricky Whittle, English actor

Matthew Pavlich, former professional Australian rules footballer

Dr. Malik Hammad Lang, Peace Activist, Historian.




Richard Boone


Beulah Bondi


Adele Astaire

January 1

Kazimierz Michałowski, Polish archaeologist (b. 1901)

Mauri Rose, American race car champion (b. 1906)

January 3

Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria (b. 1883)

Marvin Opler, American anthropologist (b. 1914)

January 5

Harold Urey, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)

Lanza del Vasto, Italian-born philosopher, poet and activist (b. 1901)

January 6 – A. J. Cronin, Scottish novelist (b. 1896)

January 7 – John Pascal, American playwright, screenwriter, author and journalist (b. 1932)

January 8 – Matthew Beard, American actor (b. 1925)

January 10

Katherine Alexander, American actress (b. 1898)

Richard Boone, American actor (b. 1917)

Prince Welf Ernst of Hanover (b. 1947)

January 11 – Beulah Bondi, American actress (b. 1889)

January 12 – Sir John Nicoll, British colonial governor (b. 1899)

January 13 – Robert Kellard, American actor (b. 1915)

January 16 – Bernard Lee, English actor (b. 1908)

January 19 – Francesca Woodman, American photographer (b. 1958)

January 21 – Allyn Joslyn, American actor (b. 1901)

January 23

Samuel Barber, American composer (b. 1910)

Lobsang Rampa (Cyril Henry Hoskin), English author (b. 1910)

January 25 – Adele Astaire, American actress (b. 1896)

January 27 – Léo Collard, Belgian Socialist politician (b. 1902)

January 29 – Lajos Korányi, Hungarian footballer (b. 1907)

January 30 – John Gordon, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1912)

January 31 – Cozy Cole, American jazz drummer (b. 1909)



Bill Haley


Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha


Ilo Wallace

February 1

Wanda Hendrix, American actress (b. 1928)

Ernst Pepping, German composer (b. 1901)

Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian composer (b. 1908)

February 2 – Hugh Joseph Addonizio, Italian-born American politician and Mayor of Newark (b. 1914)

February 3 – Normand Poirier, French-born American newspaper editor, journalist and essayist (b. 1928)

February 4 – Mario Camerini, Italian film director and screenwriter (b. 1895)

February 6 – Frederica of Hanover, Queen Consort of the Hellenes and wife of King Paul of Greece (b. 1917)

February 7 – Hermann Esser, German journalist and editor of the Nazi newspaper Völkischer Beobachter (b. 1900)

February 9

Bill Haley, American rock musician, member of Bill Haley & The Comets (b. 1925)

Jack Z. Anderson, U.S. Representative from California (b. 1904)

February 10 – Hubert Shirley-Smith, British civil engineer (b. 1901)

February 12 – Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape, British admiral (b. 1888)

February 15 – Karl Richter, German conductor (b. 1926)

February 17 – David Garnett, British writer (b. 1892)

February 18

John Knudsen Northrop, American airplane manufacturer (b. 1895)

Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha, Egyptian politician, 28th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1896)

February 20 – Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg, French magazine editor and playboy (b. 1904)

February 22

Michael Maltese, American screenwriter (b. 1908)

Curtis Bernhardt, German film director (b. 1899)

Ilo Wallace, wife of Henry A. Wallace, Second Lady of the United States (b. 1888)

February 25

Leonard Howell, Founder of Rastafarianism (b. 1898)

Gunichi Mikawa, Japanese admiral (b. 1888)

February 26

Howard Hanson, American composer (b. 1896)

Roger Tonge, British actor (b. 1946)

February 27 – Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (b. 1920)



Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón


Max Delbrück


John S. McCain Jr.


Douglas Lowe

March 1 – Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón, 14th President of Panama (b. 1903)

March 4 – Torin Thatcher, American actor (b. 1905)

March 5 – Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)

March 6 – George Geary, English cricketer (b. 1893)

March 7

Peter Birch, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1911)

Bosley Crowther, American film critic (b. 1905)

Kirill Kondrashin, Russian conductor (b. 1914)

Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, American tennis champion (b. 1908)

March 8 – Joseph Henry Woodger, British theoretical biologist (b. 1894)

March 9 – Max Delbrück, German biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1906)

March 10 – Flavio Calzavara, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1900)

March 14

Paolo Grassi, Italian actor (b. 1919)

Eleanor Perry, American screenwriter and author (b. 1914)

March 15 – René Clair, French film director (b. 1898)

March 20 – Gerry Bertier, American college football player (b. 1953)

March 21 – Mark Donskoy, Russian Soviet film director (b. 1901)

March 22

John S. McCain Jr., American admiral (b. 1911)

Gil Puyat, Filipino businessman and politician, Senator of the Philippines and Senate President (b. 1907)

March 23

Claude Auchinleck, British field marshal (b. 1884)

Mike Hailwood, English motorcycle racer (b. 1940)

Beatrice Tinsley, English astronomer (b. 1941)

March 26 – Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist, geneticist and eugenicist, (b. 1903)

March 29 – Eric Williams, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1911)

March 30

Sherman Edwards, American songwriter (b. 1919)

Douglas Lowe, British Olympic athlete (b. 1902)

DeWitt Wallace, American magazine publisher (b. 1889)

March 31 – Frank Tieri, American gangster (b. 1904)



Lucile Godbold


Joe Louis


Prince Yasuhiko Asaka

April 3 – Juan Trippe, Airline entrepreneur (b. 1899)

April 4 – Brad Johnson, American actor (b. 1924)

April 5

Bob Hite, American musician (b. 1943)

Lucile Godbold, American Olympic athlete (b. 1900)

Maurice Zbriger, Canadian violinist, composer and conductor (b. 1896)

April 6 – Alfredo Guarini, Italian director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1901)

April 7 – Norman Taurog, American film director (b. 1899)

April 8

Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya, Indian entomologist (b. 1895)

Omar N. Bradley, American army general (b. 1893)

April 12

Joe Louis, American boxer (b. 1914)

Hendrik Andriessen, Dutch composer (b. 1892)

April 13 – Prince Yasuhiko Asaka of Japan (b. 1887)

April 15

John Thach, American naval aviator and admiral (b. 1905)

Lorenzo Guerrero, former President of Nicaragua (b. 1900)

April 17 – Ludwik Sempoliński, Polish actor (b. 1899)

April 18 – James H. Schmitz, German-born writer (b. 1911)

April 22 – Marcia King, murder victim (b. 1959)

April 23

Nietta Zocchi, Italian actress (b. 1909)

Josep Pla, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1897)

April 26

Jim Davis, American actor (b. 1909)

Madge Evans, American actress (b. 1909)

April 27 – John Aspinwall Roosevelt, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1916)

April 28 – Cliff Battles, American football player (Boston Redskins) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1910)



Odd Hassel


Bob Marley


William Saroyan


Stefan Wyszyński


Soong Ching-ling


Gyula Lóránt


Giuseppe Pella

May 1 – Barry Jones, American actor (b. 1893)

May 5 – Bobby Sands, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1954)

May 6 – Frank O'Grady, Australian public servant (b. 1900)

May 7 – Hiromichi Yahara, Imperial Japanese Army officer (b. 1902)

May 8

Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia (b. 1897)

Uri Zvi Greenberg, Israeli poet and journalist (b. 1896)

May 9

Nelson Algren, American author (b. 1909)

Ralph Allen, English footballer (b. 1906)

Margaret Lindsay, American actress (b. 1910)

May 11

Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

Bob Marley, Jamaican rock musician and guitarist (b. 1945)

May 12 – Benjamin Sheares, Singaporean politician and professor, 2nd President of Singapore (b. 1907)

May 13 – Ben Andrews, American actor (b. 1942)

May 17 – Hugo Friedhofer, German-American film composer (b. 1901)

May 18

Eleonore Baur, German Nazi and only woman to participate in Munich Beer Hall Putsch (b. 1885)

Arthur O'Connell, American actor (b. 1908)

William Saroyan, American author (b. 1908)

May 20 – Dositej, Metropolitan of Skopje (b. 1906)

May 21 – Yuki Shimoda, American actor (b. 1921)

May 22 – Boris Sagal, Ukrainian-American television and film director (b. 1923)

May 23

George Jessel, American actor (b. 1898)

Donald Macintyre, British naval officer and naval historian (b. 1904)

May 24

Jaime Roldós Aguilera, 33rd President of Ecuador (b. 1940)

A. Thiagarajah, Sri Lankan Tamil teacher and politician (b. 1916)

Jack Warner, British actor (b. 1895)

May 25

Armando de Armas Romero, Cuban painter (b. 1914)

Rosa Ponselle, American soprano (b. 1897)

Ruby Payne-Scott, Australian radio astronomer (b. 1912)

May 28

John Bryan Ward-Perkins, British archaeologist (b. 1912)

Mary Lou Williams, American jazz pianist (b. 1910)

Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Roman Catholic prelate, archbishop and Servant of God (b. 1901)

May 29 – Soong Ching-ling, Acting head of State of the People's Republic of China (b. 1893)

May 30

Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)

Peter Lindgren, Swedish actor (b. 1915)

Ziaur Rahman, 7th President of Bangladesh (b. 1936)

May 31

Gyula Lóránt, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1923)

Giuseppe Pella, Italian politician, 31st Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1902)



Rino Gaetano


Zarah Leander

June 1 – Carl Vinson, U.S. Congressman (b. 1883)

June 2 – Rino Gaetano, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1950)

June 5 – Miguel Contreras Torres, Mexican actor, director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1899)

June 9 – Allen Ludden, American television game show host (b. 1917)

June 10

Jenny Maxwell, American actress (b. 1941)

Phelps Phelps, 38th Governor of American Samoa and United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic (d. 1897)

June 12 – Mahmoud Fawzi, Egyptian diplomat and political figure, 35th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1900)

June 13 – George Walsh, American actor (b. 1889)

June 14 – Sir Ronald Holmes, British government official in Hong Kong (b. 1913)

June 16 – Sir Thomas Playford, Australian politician, Premier of South Australia (b. 1891)

June 17

Sir Richard O'Connor, British general (b. 1889)

Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (b. 1889)

June 18 – Pamela Hansford Johnson, English poet, novelist, playwright, literary and social critic (b. 1912)

June 19

Billy Cook, American actor (b. 1928)

Anya Phillips, American co-founder of New York City's Mudd Club (b. 1955)

Lotte Reiniger, German-born silhouette animator (b. 1899)

June 22

Henri Bouillard, French Jesuit theologian (b. 1908)

Lola Lane, American actress and singer (b. 1906)

June 23 – Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1907)

June 28

Mohammad Beheshti, Chief Justice of Iran (b. 1928)

Terry Fox, Canadian athlete and cancer activist (b. 1958)



Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi


Blessed Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa


Robert Moses

July 1

Marcel Breuer, Hungarian-born American architect (b. 1902)

George Voskovec, Czech-American actor, writer, dramatist and director (b. 1905)

July 3 – Ross Martin, American actor (b. 1920)

July 7 – Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi, South Yemenite socialist leader, 1st President of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) (b. 1920)

July 8

Joe McDonnell, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1951)

Isaac Soyer, American painter (b. 1902)

July 10

Giorgio De Lullo, Italian actor and director (b. 1921)

Ken Rex McElroy, American murder victim (b. 1934)

July 16 – Harry Chapin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1942)

July 22 – Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa, Mexican Roman Catholic religious professed and Blessed (b. 1904)

July 27

Adam Walsh, American murder victim, inspired Code Adam (b. 1974)

William Wyler, American movie director (b. 1902)

July 28 – Stanley Francis Rother, American priest, martyr, and Blessed (b. 1935)

July 29 – Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)

July 31 – Omar Torrijos, Panamanian leader (b. 1929)



Melvyn Douglas

August 1

Paddy Chayefsky, American screenwriter (b. 1923)

Álvaro de Laiglesia, Spanish writer (b. 1922)

August 2

Delfo Cabrera, Argentine athlete (b. 1919)

Stefanie Clausen, Danish diver (b. 1900)

August 4 – Melvyn Douglas, American actor (b. 1901)

August 14 – Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (b. 1894)

August 15

Carol Ryrie Brink, American novelist (b. 1895)

Carlo Buscaglia, Italian football player (b. 1909)

Karl Gero, Duke of Urach, Lichtenstein noble (b. 1899)

August 18 – Anita Loos, American screenwriter (b. 1888)

August 19 – Jessie Matthews, English dancer, singer and actress (b. 1907)

August 22 – Glauber Rocha, Brazilian filmmaker (b. 1939)

August 27 – Valeri Kharlamov, Soviet ice hockey player (b. 1948)

August 28 – Béla Guttmann, Hungarian-born Association football coach (b. 1899)

August 29 – Lowell Thomas, American writer and broadcater (b. 1892)

August 30

Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 47th Prime Minister of Iran and 2nd President of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)

Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, Iranian theologian and politician, 48th Prime Minister of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)

Vera-Ellen, American actress and dancer (b. 1921)



Albert Speer


Robert Montgomery


Romulo Betancourt

September 1

Ann Harding, American actress (b. 1902)

Albert Speer, German Nazi architect and war minister (b. 1905)

September 2 – Enid Lyons, Australia politician (b. 1897)

September 3 – Alec Waugh, British novelist (b. 1898)

September 7

Edwin Albert Link, American pioneer in aviation, underwater archaeology, and submersibles, and inventor of aeronautical, navigation, and oceanographic equipment (b. 1904)

Christy Brown, Irish writer and painter (b. 1932)

September 8

Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)

Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist (b. 1901)

September 9

Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist (b. 1901)

Ricardo Balbín, Argentine politician, leader of the Radical Civic Union (UCR) (b. 1904)

Sir Robert (Bob) Askin, Premier of New South Wales (b. 1907)

September 11 – Frank McHugh, American actor (b. 1898)

September 12 – Eugenio Montale, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)

September 14 – Charles L. Melson, American admiral (b. 1904)

September 15

Harold Bennett, British actor (b. 1899)

Rafael Méndez, Mexican-born trumpet virtuoso (b. 1906)

September 21 – Nigel Patrick, English actor (b. 1912)

September 22 – Harry Warren, American songwriter (b. 1893)

September 23 – Chief Dan George, Canadian actor and writer, tribal chief of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation (b. 1899)

September 24 – Patsy Kelly, American actress (b. 1910)

September 27 – Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (b. 1904)

September 28

Rómulo Betancourt, 2-time President of Venezuela (b. 1908)

Sir Edward Boyle, Baron Boyle of Hand

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