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2008 (MMVIII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2008th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 8th year of the 3rd millennium, the 8th year of the 21st century, and the 9th year of the 2000s decade.

  

January 1 – Cyprus and Malta adopt the euro.

January 14 – At 19:04:39 UTC, the unmanned MESSENGER space probe is at its closest approach during its first flyby of the planet Mercury.[4]

January 21 – Stock markets around the world plunge amid growing fears of a U.S. recession, fueled by the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis.[5]

January 24 – A peace deal is signed in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, ending the Kivu conflict.[6]

February

February 4 – Iran opens its first space center and launches a rocket into space.

February 13 – Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd delivers a formal apology to the Stolen Generations.[7]

February 17 – Kosovo formally declares independence from Serbia, with a mixed response from the international community.[8][9]

March

March–April – Rising food and fuel prices trigger riots and unrest in the Third World.

March 2 – Venezuela and Ecuador move troops to the Colombian border, following a Colombian raid against FARC guerrillas inside Ecuadorian territory, in which senior commander Raúl Reyes is killed.[10][11]

March 9 – The first European Space Agency Automated Transfer Vehicle, a cargo spacecraft for the International Space Station, launches from Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana.[12]

March 24 – Bhutan holds its first-ever general elections following the adoption of a new Constitution which changed the country from an absolute monarchy to a multiparty democracy.[13]

March 25 – African Union and Comoros forces invade the rebel-held island of Anjouan, returning the island to Comorian control.[14]

April

April 22 – Surgeons at London's Moorfields Eye Hospital perform the first successful operations using bionic eyes, implanting them into two blind patients.

May

May 2 – The Chaitén volcano in Chile enters a new eruptive phase for the first time since around 1640.

May 3 – Cyclone Nargis passes through Myanmar, killing more than 138,000 people.[15]

May 12 – An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the moment magnitude scale strikes Sichuan, China, killing an estimated 87,000 people.[16]

May 20–24 – The Eurovision Song Contest 2008 takes place in Belgrade, Serbia, and is won by Russian entrant Dima Bilan with the song "Believe".

May 23

The Union of South American Nations, an intergovernmental organization between states in South America, is founded.[17]

The International Court of Justice awards Middle Rocks to Malaysia and Pedra Branca to Singapore, ending a 29-year territorial dispute between the two countries.[18]

May 25 – NASA's unmanned Phoenix spacecraft becomes the first to land on the northern polar region of Mars.[19]

May 28 – The Legislature Parliament of Nepal votes overwhelmingly in favor of abolishing the country's 240-year-old monarchy, turning the country into a republic.[20]

May 30 – The Convention on Cluster Munitions is adopted in Dublin.[21]

June

June 7–29 – Austria and Switzerland jointly host the UEFA Euro 2008 football tournament, which is won by Spain.

June 11

The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is launched.[22]

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper formally apologizes, on behalf of the Canadian government, to the country's First Nations for the Canadian Indian residential school system.[23]

June 14 – Expo 2008 opens in Zaragoza, Spain, lasting to September 14, with the topic "Water and sustainable development".[24]

July

July 2 – Íngrid Betancourt and 14 other hostages are rescued from FARC rebels by Colombian security forces.[25]

July 21 – Radovan Karadžić, the first president of the Republika Srpska, is arrested in Belgrade, Serbia, on allegations of war crimes, following a 12-year-long manhunt.[26]

August

August 1 – Eleven mountaineers from international expeditions die on K2, the second-highest mountain on Earth in the worst single accident in the history of K2 mountaineering.

August 6 – President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi of Mauritania is deposed in a military coup d'état.[27]

August 7 – Georgia invades the breakaway state of South Ossetia, sparking a war with Russia as the latter intervenes in support of the separatists in both South Ossetia and Abkhazia.[28]

August 20 – Spanair Flight 5022 crashes at Madrid–Barajas Airport, killing 154 people on board.

August 8–24 – The 2008 Summer Olympics take place in Beijing, China.[29]

September

September 5 – Quentin Bryce becomes the first woman Governor-General of Australia.

September 10 – The proton beam is circulated for the first time in the Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator, located at CERN, near Geneva, under the Franco-Swiss border.[30][31]

September 13 – Hurricane Ike makes landfall in Galveston, Texas.

September 20 – A suicide truck bomb explosion destroys the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, killing at least 54 and injuring 266.[32][33][34]

September 28 – SpaceX Falcon 1 becomes the world's first privately developed space launch vehicle to successfully make orbit.[35][36]

September 29 – Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, hitherto the largest single-day point loss in its history.

October

October 3 – Global financial crisis: U.S. President George W. Bush signs the revised Emergency Economic Stabilization Act into law, creating a 700 billion dollar Treasury fund to purchase failing bank assets.[37]

October 7 – The Spotify music streaming service is launched in Sweden.

October 21 – The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is officially inaugurated at Geneva.[38][39][40][41]

October 22 – The Indian Space Research Organisation successfully launches the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft on a lunar exploration mission.[42][43]

November

November 1 – Satoshi Nakamoto publishes "Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System".[44]

November 4 – Democratic U.S. Senator Barack Obama is elected the 44th President of the United States, becoming the first black President of the United States.[45][46][47]

November 19 – Claudia Castillo of Spain becomes the first person to have a successful trachea transplant using a tissue-engineered organ.[48]

November 26–29 – Members of Lashkar-e-Taiba carry out four days of coordinated bombing and shooting attacks across Mumbai, killing 164 people.[49]

December

December 5 – Human remains found in 1991 are identified as Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, using DNA analysis.[50]

December 10 – The Channel Island of Sark, a British Crown dependency, holds its first fully democratic elections under a new constitutional arrangement, becoming the last European territory to abolish feudalism.[51]

December 18 – The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda finds Théoneste Bagosora and two other senior Rwandan army officers guilty of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes and sentences them to life imprisonment for their role in the Rwandan genocide.[52]

December 23 – A military coup d'état deposes the government of Guinea shortly after the death of longtime President Lansana Conté.[53]

December 27 – Israel invades the Gaza Strip in response to rockets being fired into Israeli territory by Hamas and due to weapons being smuggled into the area.[54][55][56]

December 31 – An extra leap second (23:59:60) is added to end the year. The last time this occurred was in 2005.

Births

March 14 – Abby Ryder Fortson, American actress

April 16 – Princess Eléonore of Belgium

June 3 – Harshaali Malhotra, Indian actress

July 15 – Iain Armitage, American actor

August 18 – Gordey Kolesov, Russian-Chinese chess player

Deaths

Further information: Category:2008 deaths

Deaths

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

January

Main article: Deaths in January 2008

 

Edmund Hillary

 

Heath Ledger

 

Suharto

January 2 – Galyani Vadhana, Princess of Naradhiwas, Princess of Thailand (b. 1923)

January 3

Aleksandr Abdulov, Russian actor (b. 1953)

Choi Yo-sam, Korean boxer (b. 1972)

January 7 – Philip Agee, American spy and writer (b. 1935)

January 10

Christopher Bowman, American figure skater (b. 1967)

Maila Nurmi, Finnish-American actress and television personality (b. 1922)

January 11 – Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, and philanthropist (b. 1919)

January 14 – Judah Folkman, American medical scientist (b. 1933)

January 15 – Brad Renfro, American actor (b. 1982)

January 16 – Nikola Kljusev, 1st Prime Minister of Macedonia (b. 1927)

January 17

Bobby Fischer, American chess grandmaster and former World Chess Champion (b. 1943)

Allan Melvin, American actor (b. 1923)

January 18 – Lois Nettleton, American actress (b. 1927)

January 19 – Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (b. 1937)

January 21 – Marie Smith Jones, Native American speaker (b. 1918)

January 22

Heath Ledger, Australian actor and music video director (b. 1979)

Claude Piron, Swiss linguist and psychologist (b. 1931)

January 25 – Aziz Sedky, 36th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1920)

January 26 – George Habash, Palestinian politician (b. 1926)

January 27

Gordon B. Hinckley, American Mormon leader (b. 1910)

Suharto, 2nd President of Indonesia (b. 1921)

January 28 – Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens (b. 1939)

January 29 – Margaret Truman, American singer and writer (b. 1924)

January 30 – Marcial Maciel, Mexican Catholic priest (b. 1920

February

Main article: Deaths in February 2008

 

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

 

Roy Scheider

 

Janez Drnovšek

February 2

Joshua Lederberg, American Nobel molecular biologist (b. 1925)

Barry Morse, English-Canadian actor (b. 1918)

February 5 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian spiritual leader (b. 1918)

February 7 – Andrew Bertie, 78th Grand Master of the Order of Malta (b. 1929)

February 9 – Baba Amte, Indian social activist (b. 1914)

February 10 – Roy Scheider, American actor (b. 1932)

February 11

Tom Lantos, Hungarian-American politician (b. 1928)

Alfredo Reinado, East Timorese rebel (b. 1967)

February 12

Imad Mughniyah, Lebanese militant (b. 1962)

Badri Patarkatsishvili, Georgian businessman and politician (b. 1955)

February 13

Kon Ichikawa, Japanese film director (b. 1915)

Henri Salvador, French singer (b. 1917)

February 18 – Alain Robbe-Grillet, French writer and filmmaker (b. 1922)

February 19

Natalia Bessmertnova, Russian ballerina (b. 1941)

Yegor Letov, Russian singer (b. 1964)

February 23

Janez Drnovšek, 2-Time Prime Minister and 2nd President of Slovenia (b. 1950)

Paul Frère, Belgian racing driver (b. 1917)

February 25 – Static Major, American musician (b. 1974)

February 27

William F. Buckley Jr., American author and conservative commentator (b. 1925)

Ivan Rebroff, German singer (b. 1931)

March

Main article: Deaths in March 2008

 

Giuseppe Di Stefano

 

Arthur C. Clarke

 

Paul Scofield

March 1 – Raúl Reyes, Colombian guerrilla (b. 1948)

March 2

Sofiko Chiaureli, Georgian actress (b. 1937)

Jeff Healey, Canadian musician (b. 1966)

March 3

Giuseppe Di Stefano, Italian operatic tenor (b. 1921)

Norman Smith, English singer and record producer (b. 1923)

March 4 – Gary Gygax, American writer and game designer (b. 1938)

March 5 – Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American author and computer scientist (b. 1923)

March 6 – Peter Poreku Dery, Ghanaian cardinal (b. 1918)

March 12 – Howard Metzenbaum, American politician (b. 1917)

March 14 – Chiara Lubich, Italian Catholic activist (b. 1920)

March 16 – Ivan Dixon, American actor (b. 1931)

March 18 – Anthony Minghella, English film director and screenwriter (b. 1954)

March 19

Arthur C. Clarke, English author, inventor, and futurist (b. 1917)

Hugo Claus, Flemish writer, painter and film director (b. 1929)

Paul Scofield, English actor (b. 1922)

March 21 – Klaus Dinger, German musician (b. 1946)

March 22 – Adolfo Suárez Rivera, Mexican cardinal (b. 1927)

March 24

Neil Aspinall, British record producer and business executive (b. 1942)

Richard Widmark, American actor (b. 1914)

March 26 – Manuel Marulanda, Colombian guerrilla (b. 1930)

March 27 – Jean-Marie Balestre, French sports executive (b. 1921)

March 30 – Dith Pran, Cambodian-American photojournalist (b. 1942)

March 31 – Jules Dassin, American film director (b. 1911)

April

Main article: Deaths in April 2008

 

Charlton Heston

April 3 – Hrvoje Ćustić, Croatian footballer (b. 1983)

April 5 – Charlton Heston, American actor (b. 1923)

April 8 – Stanley Kamel, American actor (b. 1943)

April 10 – Ernesto Corripio y Ahumada, Mexican cardinal (b. 1919)

April 12 – Patrick Hillery, 6th President of Ireland (b. 1923)

April 13 – John Archibald Wheeler, American theoretical physicist (b. 1911)

April 14 – Ollie Johnston, American animator (b. 1912)

April 15 – Benoît Lamy, Belgian motion picture writer-director (b. 1945)

April 16 – Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (b. 1917)

April 17 – Aimé Césaire, French Martinican poet and politician (b. 1913)

April 29 – Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist and writer (b. 1906)

May

Main article: Deaths in May 2008

 

Eddy Arnold

 

Irena Sendler

 

Sydney Pollack

May 1 – Anthony Mamo, 1st President of Malta (b. 1909)

May 2 – Philipp von Boeselager, German military officer (b. 1917)

May 3 – Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo, Spanish Prime Minister (b. 1926)

May 8

Eddy Arnold, American country music singer (b. 1918)

François Sterchele, Belgian footballer (b. 1982)

May 10

Leyla Gencer, Turkish soprano (b. 1928)

Jessica Jacobs, Australian actress and singer (b. 1990)

May 11 – John Rutsey, Canadian musician (b. 1952)

May 12

Robert Rauschenberg, American pop artist (b. 1925)

Irena Sendler, Polish humanitarian (b. 1910)

May 13

Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah, 4th Emir of Kuwait (b. 1930)

Bernardin Gantin, Beninese cardinal (b. 1922)

John Phillip Law, American actor (b. 1937)

May 15 – Willis Lamb, American Nobel physicist (b. 1913)

May 17 – Roberto García-Calvo Montiel, Spanish judge (b. 1942)

May 19 – Vijay Tendulkar, Indian playwright (b. 1928)

May 22 – Robert Asprin, American writer (b. 1946)

May 23 – Cornell Capa, Hungarian-American photographer (b. 1918)

May 24 – Rob Knox, English actor (b. 1989)

May 26

Sydney Pollack, American actor, director and producer (b. 1934)

Koloa Talake, 7th Prime Minister of Tuvalu (b. 1934)

May 28 – Sven Davidson, Swedish tennis player (b. 1928)

May 29

Luc Bourdon, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (b. 1987)

Harvey Korman, American actor and comedian (b. 1927)

June

Main article: Deaths in June 2008

 

Chinghiz Aitmatov

 

Cyd Charisse

 

George Carlin

June 1

Tommy Lapid, Israeli television presenter, journalist, and politician (b. 1931)

Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer (b. 1936)

June 2

Bo Diddley, American musician (b. 1928)

Mel Ferrer, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1917)

June 4 – Agata Mróz-Olszewska, Polish volleyball player (b. 1982)

June 5 – Jameson Mbilini Dlamini, 7th Prime Minister of Swaziland (b. 1932)

June 7

Mustafa Khalil, 40th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1920)

Dino Risi, Italian director (b. 1916)

June 8 – Šaban Bajramović, Serbian musician (b. 1936)

June 9

Karen Asrian, Armenian chess grandmaster (b. 1980)

Algis Budrys, Lithuanian-American science fiction writer (b. 1931)

June 10 – Chinghiz Aitmatov, Kyrgyzstani writer (b. 1928)

June 11

Ove Andersson, Swedish rally driver (b. 1939)

Võ Văn Kiệt, 5th Prime Minister of Vietnam (b. 1922)

June 13 – Tim Russert, American journalist (b. 1950)

June 15 – Stan Winston, American special effects and makeup artist (b. 1946)

June 17 – Cyd Charisse, American actress and dancer (b. 1922)

June 18 – Jean Delannoy, French film director (b. 1908)

June 22 – George Carlin, American author, actor, and comedian (b. 1937)

June 23 – Arthur Chung, 1st President of Guyana (b. 1918)

June 24 – Leonid Hurwicz, American Nobel economist and mathematician (b. 1917)

June 26 – Lilyan Chauvin, French-American actress, television host, and director (b. 1925)

June 27 – Sam Manekshaw, Indian Field Marshal (b. 1914)

June 28 – Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (b. 1987)

June 29 – Don S. Davis, American actor (b. 1942)

July

Main article: Deaths in July 2008

 

Jesse Helms

 

Evelyn Keyes

July 4

Jesse Helms, American politician (b. 1921)

Evelyn Keyes, American actress (b. 1916)

July 5 – René Harris, 4-Time President of Nauru (b. 1947)

July 11 – Michael E. DeBakey, American surgeon and inventor (b. 1908)

July 12 – Tony Snow, American political commentator (b. 1955)

July 13 – Bronisław Geremek, Polish social historian and politician (b. 1932)

July 15 – György Kolonics, Hungarian canoeist (b. 1972)

July 16 – Jo Stafford, American singer (b. 1917)

July 22 – Estelle Getty, American actress (b. 1923)

July 25

Johnny Griffin, American saxophonist (b. 1928)

Tracy Hall, American physical chemist (b. 1919)

Randy Pausch, American author and computer scientist (b. 1960)

July 27 – Youssef Chahine, Egyptian film director (b. 1926)

July 28 – Suzanne Tamim, Lebanese singer, actress, and murder victim (b. 1977)

July 29 – Mate Parlov, Croatian boxer (b. 1948)

August

Main article: Deaths in August 2008

 

Bernie Mac

 

Isaac Hayes

August 1

Pauline Baynes, English illustrator (b. 1922)

Harkishan Singh Surjeet, Indian politician (b. 1916)

August 3 – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian Nobel writer (b. 1918)

August 9

Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian poet (b. 1941)

Bernie Mac, American actor and comedian (b. 1957)

August 10 – Isaac Hayes, American singer, songwriter, and actor (b. 1942)

August 11 – Fred Sinowatz, Austrian politician (b. 1929)

August 13 – Henri Cartan, French mathematician (b. 1904)

August 15 – Jerry Wexler, American music producer (b. 1917)

August 16

Ronnie Drew, Irish singer (b. 1934)

Masanobu Fukuoka, Japanese microbiologist (b. 1913)

August 19

Levy Mwanawasa, 3rd President of Zambia (b. 1948)

LeRoi Moore, American saxophonist (b. 1961)

August 20 – Hua Guofeng, Chairman of the Communist Party and Chinese premier (b. 1921)

August 23 – Thomas Huckle Weller, American Nobel virologist (b. 1915)

August 28 – Phil Hill, American race car driver (b. 1927)

September

Main article: Deaths in September 2008

 

Paul Newman

September 1

Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (b. 1940)

Jerry Reed, American actor and country singer (b. 1937)

September 2 – Bill Melendez, Mexican-American character animator, film director, voice artist and producer (b. 1916)

September 6 – Anita Page, American actress (b. 1910)

September 9

Nouhak Phoumsavanh, 3rd President of Laos (b. 1910)

Warith Deen Mohammed, American Muslim leader, theologian, philosopher and revivalist (b. 1933)

September 12 – David Foster Wallace, American writer (b. 1962)

September 15 – Richard Wright, English keyboardist (b. 1943)

September 18 – Mauricio Kagel, Argentine composer (b. 1931)

September 19 – Earl Palmer, American R&B Drummer (b. 1924)

September 21 – Dingiri Banda Wijetunga, 9th Prime Minister and 4th President of Sri Lanka (b. 1916)

September 26 – Paul Newman, American actor, film director, entrepreneur and philanthropist (b. 1925)

October

Main article: Deaths in October 2008

 

Jörg Haider

 

Sœur Emmanuelle

October 1 – Boris Yefimov, Russian political cartoonist (b. 1900)

October 6 – Paavo Haavikko, Finnish poet (b. 1931)

October 8 – George Emil Palade, Romanian Nobel cell biologist (b. 1912)

October 10 – Alexey Prokurorov, Russian cross-country skier (b. 1964)

October 11 – Jörg Haider, Austrian politician (b. 1950)

October 13

Alexei Cherepanov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1989)

Guillaume Depardieu, French actor (b. 1971)

Antonio José González Zumárraga, Ecuadorian cardinal (b. 1925)

October 15 – Edie Adams, American actress, singer and businessman (b. 1927)

October 15 – Wang Yung-ching, Taiwanese entrepreneur (b. 1917)

October 20 – Sœur Emmanuelle, Belgian-born French nun (b. 1908)

October 25

Federico Luzzi, Italian tennis player (b. 1980)

Muslim Magomayev, Azerbaijani singer (b. 1942)

October 26 – Tony Hillerman, American writer (b. 1925)

October 29 – William Wharton, American author (b. 1925)

October 31 – Studs Terkel, American author and liberal commentator (b. 1912)

November

Main article: Deaths in November 2008

 

Michael Crichton

November 1

Jimmy Carl Black, American drummer (b. 1938)

Jacques Piccard, Swiss explorer and engineer (b. 1922)

Yma Sumac, Peruvian soprano (b. 1923)

November 4

Michael Crichton, American author and producer (b. 1942)

Juan Camilo Mouriño, Mexican politician (b. 1971)

November 9 – Miriam Makeba, South African singer and civil rights activist (b. 1932)

November 10 – Kiyosi Itô, Japanese mathematician (b. 1915)

November 12 – Mitch Mitchell, English drummer (b. 1946)

November 14 – Tsvetanka Khristova, Bulgarian athlete (b. 1962)

November 22 – Ibrahim Nasir, 2nd President of the Maldives (b. 1926)

November 27 – V. P. Singh, 7th Prime Minister of India (b. 1931)

November 29 – Jørn Utzon, Danish architect (b. 1918)

December

Main article: Deaths in December 2008

 

Alexy II

 

Horst Tappert

 

León Febres Cordero

 

Eartha Kitt

December 1

Paul Benedict, American actor (b. 1938)

Mikel Laboa, Basque singer and songwriter (b. 1934)

December 2

Frank Crean, Australian politician (b. 1916)

Odetta, American singer (b. 1930)

December 4 – Forrest J Ackerman, American magazine editor, science fiction writer, and literary agent (b. 1916)

December 5

Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow, Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church (b. 1928)

Nina Foch, Dutch-born American actress (b. 1924)

Beverly Garland, American actress (b. 1926)

December 8 – Robert Prosky, American actor (b. 1930)

December 9

Yury Glazkov, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1939)

Dražan Jerković, Croatian football player and manager (b. 1936)

December 11

Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, American Nobel physician (b. 1923)

Bettie Page, American pin-up model (b. 1923)

December 12

Avery Dulles, American cardinal (b. 1918)

Van Johnson, American actor (b. 1916)

Tassos Papadopoulos, 5th President of Cyprus (b. 1934)

December 13 – Horst Tappert, German actor (b. 1923)

December 15 – León Febres Cordero, 35th President of Ecuador (b. 1931)

December 18

Majel Barrett, American actress (b. 1932)

Mark Felt, American FBI agent (b. 1913)

December 19 – James Bevel, American minister and civil rights leader (b. 1936)

December 20

Joseph Conombo, 3rd Prime Minister of Burkina Faso (b. 1917)

Olga Lepeshinskaya, Russian ballerina (b. 1916)

Robert Mulligan, American director (b. 1925)

December 22 – Lansana Conté, 2nd President of Guinea (b. 1934)

December 24

Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist (b. 1927)

Harold Pinter, English playwright, screenwriter, director and actor (b. 1930)

December 25 – Eartha Kitt, American singer, actress, activist and author (b. 1927)

December 29 – Freddie Hubbard, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1938)

Nobel Prizes

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Chemistry – Martin Chalfie, Osamu Shimomura, and Roger Y. Tsien

Economics – Paul Krugman

Literature – Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio

Peace – Martti Ahtisaari

Physics – Makoto Kobayashi, Toshihide Maskawa, and Yoichiro Nambu

Physiology or Medicine – Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Harald zur Hausen, and Luc Montagnier

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1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1987th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 987th year of the 2nd millennium, the 87th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1980s decade.

 

Events

January[edit]

January 2 – Chadian–Libyan conflict – Battle of Fada: The Chadian army destroys a Libyan armoured brigade.

January 3 – Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

January 4 – 1987 Maryland train collision: An Amtrak train en route from Washington, D.C. to Boston collides with Conrail engines at Chase, Maryland, killing 16.

January 5 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan undergoes prostate surgery, causing speculation about his physical fitness to continue in office.

January 8 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes for the first time above 2,000, gaining 8.30 to close at 2,002.25.

January 13 – New York mafiosi Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno and Carmine Peruccia are sentenced to 100 years in prison for racketeering.

January 15 – Hu Yaobang, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, is forced into retirement by political conservatives.

January 16 – León Febres Cordero, president of Ecuador, is kidnapped by followers of imprisoned general Frank Vargas, who successfully demand the latter's release.

January 20 – Terry Waite, the special envoy of the Archbishop of Canterbury in Lebanon, is kidnapped in Beirut (released November 1991).

January 22 – Pennsylvania Treasurer Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself with a revolver during a televised press conference after being found guilty on charges of bribery, fraud, conspiracy, and racketeering.

January 28 – The U.S. State Department invalidates US passports for travel to or through Lebanon due to security concerns. The ban was lifted in 1997. [1]

January 29 – William J. Casey ends his term as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

January 31 – The last Ohrbach's department store closes in New York City after 64 years of operation.

February[edit]

February 11

British Airways is privatised and listed on the London Stock Exchange.

The new Constitution of the Philippines goes into effect. This new constitution adds Spanish and Arabic as optional languages of the Philippines.

February 20 – A second Unabomber bomb explodes at a Salt Lake City computer store, injuring the owner.

February 23 – SN 1987A, the first "naked-eye" supernova since 1604, is observed.

February 25 – Beginning of the Phosphorite War protest movement in Soviet-occupied Estonia.

February 26 – Iran–Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes U.S. President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his National Security Council staff.

March[edit]

March 2 – American Motors is acquired by the Chrysler Corporation.

March 3 – Eazy-E's first song, Boyz-n-the-Hood, was released.

March 4 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses the American people on the Iran–Contra affair, acknowledging that his overtures to Iran had "deteriorated" into an arms-for-hostages deal.

 

MS Herald of Free Enterprise before its capsizing on March 6.

March 6 – Zeebrugge disaster: Roll-on/roll-off cross-channel ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes off Zeebrugge harbor in Belgium; 193 people die.

March 7 – 1987 Lieyu massacre: Republic of China Army execute 19 unarmed Vietnamese refugees on Donggang beach, Lieyu, Kinmen off Mainland China.

March 9 – U2's album The Joshua Tree was released.

March 18 – Woodstock of physics: The marathon session of the American Physical Society's meeting features 51 presentations concerning the science of high-temperature superconductors.

March 20 – AZT is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for use in the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

March 24 – Michael Eisner, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, and French Prime Minister and future President of France, Jacques Chirac, sign the agreement to construct the 4,800 acres (19 km2) Euro Disney Resort (now called Disneyland Paris) and to develop the Val d'Europe area of the new town Marne-la-Vallée in Paris, France.

March 29

The World Wrestling Federation (later WWE) produces WrestleMania III from the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. The event is particularly notable for the record attendance of 93,173, the largest recorded attendance for a live indoor sporting event in North America until February 14, 2010, when the 2010 NBA All-Star Game has an attendance of 108,713 at AT&T Stadium.

A hybrid solar eclipse was the second hybrid solar eclipse in less than one year, the first being on 1986 October 3. It was annular visible in southern Argentina, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Sudan (part of the path of annularity crossed today's South Sudan), Ethiopia, Djibouti and northern Somalia and total visible in Atlantic Ocean, lasting just 7.57 seconds.

March 30 – The 59th Academy Awards take place in Los Angeles, with Platoon winning Best Picture.

March 31 – Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, conducts a 45-minute interview on Soviet television.

April[edit]

April 3 – Showboat Casino Hotel first opens in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

April 13 – The governments of the Portuguese Republic and the People's Republic of China sign an agreement in which Macau will be returned to China in 1999.

April 18 – The New York Islanders defeat the Washington Capitals 3 to 2 in Game 7 of their Patrick Division Semifinal series. Pat LaFontaine scored the winning goal at 8:47 of the 4th overtime in a game known as the Easter Epic.

April 19 – The Simpsons cartoon first appears as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show.

April 21 – In Colombo, Sri Lanka, The Central Bus Station Bombing kills 113 civilians.

April 25 – Wicked City was released in theaters by Japan Home Video in Japan.

April 27 – The United States Department of Justice declares incumbent Austrian president Kurt Waldheim an "undesirable alien".

April 30 – Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the Provincial Premiers agree on principle to the Meech Lake Accord which would bring Quebec into the constitution.

May[edit]

May 8 – Loughgall ambush: A 24-man unit of the British Army Special Air Service (SAS) ambushed eight members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) as they mounted an attack on a Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) barracks. All IRA members were killed as well as one civilian.

May 9 – A Soviet-made Ilyushin Il-62 airliner, operated by LOT Polish Airlines, crashes into a forest just outside Warsaw, killing all 183 people on board.

May 11 – Klaus Barbie goes on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during World War II.

May 14 – Lieutenant Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka executes a bloodless coup in Fiji.

May 17 – USS Stark is hit by two Iraqi-owned Exocet AM39 air-to-surface missiles killing 47 sailors.

May 22

The Hashimpura massacre occurs in Meerut, India.

The first ever Rugby World Cup kicks off with New Zealand playing Italy at Eden Park, Auckland.

May 24 – At age 47 and just 5 days before his 48th birthday, Al Unser Sr. became the oldest winner of the Indianapolis 500 and only the second driver to win the event four times.

May 27 – In one of the densest concentrations of humanity in history, a crowd of 800,000+ packed shoulder-to-shoulder onto the Golden Gate Bridge and its approaches for its 50th Anniversary celebration.

May 28 – Eighteen-year-old West German pilot Mathias Rust evades Soviet air defenses and lands a private plane on Red Square in Moscow. He is immediately detained (released on August 3, 1988).

May 31 – The Edmonton Oilers defeat the Philadelphia Flyers four games to three to win the Stanley Cup. Flyers' goalie Ron Hextall would win the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs despite the team's loss in the finals.

June[edit]

June 3 – The Vanuatu Labour Party is founded.

June 8 – The New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act is passed, the first of its kind in the world.

June 11 – The Conservative Party of the United Kingdom, led by Margaret Thatcher, is re-elected for a third term at the 1987 general election.

June 12 – During a visit to Berlin, Germany, U.S. President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

June 17 – With the death of the last individual, the dusky seaside sparrow becomes extinct.

June 19

Teddy Seymour is officially designated the first black man to sail around the world, when he completes his solo sailing circumnavigation in Frederiksted, St. Croix, of the United States Virgin Islands.

Edwards v. Aguillard: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that a Louisiana law requiring that creation science be taught in public schools whenever evolution is taught is unconstitutional.

Hipercor bombing: the Basque terrorist group ETA perpetrate a car-bomb attack at an Hipercor market in Barcelona, killing 21 and hurting 45.

June 27 – A commercial HS 748 (Philippine Airlines Flight 206) crashes near Baguio City, Philippines, killing 50.

June 28

Iraqi warplanes drop mustard-gas bombs on the Iranian town of Sardasht in two separate bombing rounds, on four residential areas. This is the first time a civilian town was targeted by chemical weapons.

An accidental explosion at the Hohenfels Training Area in West Germany kills 3 U.S. troops.

June 29 – South Korean president Roh Tae-woo makes a speech promising a wide program of nationwide reforms, the result of the June Democracy Movement.

June 30 – Canada introduces a one-dollar coin, nicknamed the "Loonie".

July[edit]

July 1

The Single European Act is passed by the European Community.

U.S. President Ronald Reagan nominates former Solicitor General Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. The nomination is later rejected by the Senate.

July 3

Greater Manchester Police recover the body of 16-year-old Pauline Reade from Saddleworth Moor, after her killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley help them in their search, almost exactly 24 years since Pauline was last seen alive.

July 4 – A court in Lyon sentences former Gestapo boss Klaus Barbie to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity.

July 11

1987 Australian federal election: Bob Hawke's Labor Government is re-elected with an increased majority, defeating the Liberal Party led by John Howard and the National Party led by Ian Sinclair.

World population is estimated to have reached five billion people, according to the United Nations.[2]

July 12 – Konami releases the video game Metal Gear in Japan for the MSX2.[importance?]

July 15 – Martial law in Taiwan ends after 38 years.

July 17 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 2,500 mark for the first time, at 2,510.04.

July 22 – Palestinian cartoonist Naji Salim al-Ali is shot in London; he dies August 28.

July 25

The East Lancashire Railway, a heritage railway in the North West of England, is opened between Bury and Ramsbottom.

United States Secretary of Commerce Malcolm Baldrige, Jr. dies in a rodeo accident at a California ranch.

July 27 – Rick Astley releases hit single, Never Gonna Give You Up.

July 31

Four hundred pilgrims are killed in clashes between demonstrating Iranian pilgrims and Saudi Arabian security forces in Mecca.

Docklands Light Railway in London, the first driverless railway in Great Britain, is formally opened by Elizabeth II.

E! Launches as Movie Time.

An F4-rated tornado devastates eastern Edmonton, Alberta; hardest hit are an industrial park and a trailer park. 27 people are killed and hundreds injured, with hundreds more left homeless and jobless.

August[edit]

August 4

The World Commission on Environment and Development, also known as the Brundtland Commission, publishes its report, Our Common Future.

The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine, which had required radio and television stations to present alternative views on controversial issues.

August 7

The Colombian frigate Caldas enters Venezuelan waters near the Los Monjes Archipelago, sparking the Caldas frigate crisis between both nations.

American Lynne Cox becomes the first person to swim the Bering Strait, crossing from Little Diomede Island to Big Diomede in 2 hours and 5 minutes.

August 9 – Hoddle Street massacre in Australia: Julian Knight, 19, goes on a shooting rampage in the Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill, Victoria, killing 7 people and injuring 19 before surrendering to police.

August 14 – All the children held at Kai Lama, a rural property on Lake Eildon, Australia, run by the Santiniketan Park Association, are released after a police raid.

August 16

Northwest Airlines Flight 255 (a McDonnell Douglas MD-82) crashes on takeoff from Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan just west of Detroit killing all but one (4-year old Cecelia Cichan) of the 156 people on board.

The followers of the Harmonic Convergence claim it was observed around the world.

August 17 – Rudolf Hess is found dead in his cell in Spandau Prison. Hess, 93, is believed to have committed suicide by hanging himself with an electrical flex. He was the last remaining prisoner at the complex, which is soon demolished.

August 19

Hungerford massacre: Sixteen people die in the first British mass shooting carried out by Michael Ryan.

ABC News' chief Middle East correspondent Charles Glass escapes his Hezbollah kidnappers in Beirut, Lebanon, after 62 days in captivity.

The Order of the Garter is opened to women.

August 23 – The Hirvepark meeting is organized as the first unsanctioned political meeting in Soviet-occupied Estonia, in commemoration of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact.

September[edit]

 

Performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Index during Black Monday

September 2 – In Moscow, the trial begins for 19-year-old pilot Mathias Rust, who flew his Cessna airplane into Red Square in May.

September 3 – In a coup d'état in Burundi, President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza is deposed by Major Pierre Buyoya.

September 7–21 – The world's first conference on artificial life is held at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the United States.

September 13 – Goiânia accident: Metal scrappers open an old radiation source abandoned in a hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, causing the worst radiation accident ever in an urban area.

September 15 – Pope John Paul II arrives in Los Angeles for a two-day papal visit, his first one ever to the city, where he makes an arrival day speech to local leaders of the U.S. entertainment industry.

September 17 – At a small rally in New York City's Harlem district, televangelist Pat Robertson announces his candidacy for the 1988 Republican presidential nomination.

October[edit]

October 3 – The Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement is reached but still requires ratification. This agreement would be a precursor to NAFTA.

October 7 – Sikh nationalists declares the independence of Khalistan from India.

October 11 – The first National Coming Out Day is held in celebration of the second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

October 14–16 – The United States is caught up in a drama that unfolds on television as a young child named Jessica McClure falls down a well in Midland, Texas, and is later rescued.

October 15 – In Burkina Faso, a military coup was orchestrated by Blaise Compaoré against incumbent President Thomas Sankara.

 

October 16: aftermath of the Great Storm of 1987.

October 15–16 – Great Storm of 1987: Hurricane-force winds hit much of southern England, killing 23 people.

October 19

Black Monday: Stock market levels fall sharply on Wall Street and around the world.

US warships destroy two Iranian oil platforms in the Persian Gulf.

Two commuter trains collide head-on on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia; 102 are killed.

October 22 – The pilot of a British Aerospace BAE Harrier GR5 registered ZD325 accidentally ejects from his aircraft. The jet continues to fly until it runs out of fuel and crashes into the Irish Sea.[3]

October 23

Champion English jockey Lester Piggott is jailed for three years after being convicted of tax evasion.

On a vote of 58–42, the United States Senate rejects President Ronald Reagan's nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court.

October 25 – The Minnesota Twins won 4 games to 3 during the 1987 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 26 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average goes down 156.83 points.

November[edit]

 

November 18: King's Cross St. Pancras tube station catches fire.

November 1 – InterCity 125 breaks world diesel powered train speed record reaching 238 km/h (147.88 mph).

November 7

Zine El Abidine Ben Ali assumes the Presidency of Tunisia.

Lynne Cox swims between the Diomede Islands from the American Little Diomede Island to the Soviet Big Diomede Island.

November 8 – Enniskillen bombing: Twelve people are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb at a Remembrance Day service at Enniskillen.

November 12 – The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Mainland China opens in Beijing, near Tiananmen Square.

November 15 – In Brașov, Romania, workers rebel against the communist regime led by Nicolae Ceaușescu.

November 16 – The Parlatino Treaty of Institutionalization is signed.

November 17 – A tsunami hits the Gulf of Alaska.

November 18

The King's Cross fire on the London Underground kills 31 people and injures a further 100.

Iran–Contra affair: U.S. Senate and House panels release reports charging President Ronald Reagan with 'ultimate responsibility' for the affair.

November 22 – Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion – unknown perpetrators hijack the signal of WGN-TV for about 20 seconds, and WTTW for about 90 seconds, and displays a strange video of a man in a Max Headroom mask.

November 25 – Category 5 Typhoon Nina smashes the Philippines with 265 kilometres per hour (165 mph) winds and a devastating storm surge, causing destruction and 1,036 deaths.

November 28 – South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean off Mauritius, due to a fire in the cargo hold; the 159 passengers and crew perish.

November 29 – Korean Air Flight 858 is blown up over the Andaman Sea, killing 115 crew and passengers. North Korean agents are responsible for the bombing.

December[edit]

December – Fluoxetine, marketed as Prozac, is approved for use as an antidepressant in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration.

December 1

NASA announces the names of 4 companies awarded contracts to help build Space Station Freedom: Boeing Aerospace, General Electric's Astro-Space Division, McDonnell Douglas, and the Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell.

Queensland: Following a week of turmoil from his National Party of Australia colleagues, Joh Bjelke-Petersen resigns as Premier of Queensland. He is replaced by Mike Ahern, the only premier never to contest an election as premier.

December 2 – Hustler Magazine v. Falwell is argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.

December 7 – Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 crashes near Paso Robles, California, killing all 43 on board, after a disgruntled passenger shoots his ex-supervisor on the flight, then shoots both pilots.

December 8

Israeli–Palestinian conflict: The First Intifada begins in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

Queen Street massacre: In Melbourne, Australia, 22-year-old Frank Vitkovic kills 8 and injures another 5 in a Post Office building before committing suicide by jumping from the eleventh floor.

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C. by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. It later expires in 2019.

Alianza Lima air disaster: A Peruvian Navy Fokker F27 crashes near Ventanilla, Peru, killing 43.

December 9

General Rahimuddin Khan retires from the Pakistan Army, along with the cabinet of the country's military dictatorship.

Microsoft releases Windows 2.0. [importance?]

December 15 – Production I.G is founded by Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and Takayuki Goto.

December 17

Gustáv Husák resigns as General Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.

Mega Man is released in Japan.[importance?]

December 18

Square Co., Ltd. releases Final Fantasy in Japan for the Famicom.[importance?]

The Perl programming language is created by Larry Wall.

December 20 – In history's worst peacetime sea disaster, the passenger ferry MV Doña Paz sinks after colliding with the oil tanker Vector 1 in the Tablas Strait in the Philippines, killing an estimated 4,000 people (1,749 official).

December 21 – Turgut Özal of ANAP forms the new government of Turkey (46th government).

December 22 – In Zimbabwe, the political parties ZANU and ZAPU reach an agreement that ends the violence in the Matabeleland region known as the Gukurahundi.

December 29 – Kylie Minogue rises to global fame with her single "I Should Be So Lucky".

December 30 – Pope John Paul II issues the encyclical Sollicitudo rei socialis (On Social Concern).

Date unknown[edit]

Birth rates begin to fall as the Soviet Union collapses.[4]

Barry Minkow's "ZZZZ Best" Ponzi scheme in the United States unravels.

The first Starbucks Coffee stores outside Seattle are opened in Vancouver and Chicago.

BiCE Ristorante opens in New York, New York.[5]

Tinker Hatfield designs the Nike Air Max.

Thomas Knoll and John Knoll develop the first version of Photoshop.

Maglite introduces the 2AAA Mini Maglite flashlight, targeted for medical and industrial applications.[importance?]

Varroa destructor, an invasive parasite of honeybees, is found in the United States.

Births[edit]

Births

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

January[edit]

 

Shelley Hennig

 

Kristin Cavallari

 

Davide Astori

 

César Cielo

 

Naya Rivera

 

Evan Peters

 

Shane Long

 

Luis Suárez

 

Oksana Shachko

January 1 – Meryl Davis, American figure skater

January 2

Shelley Hennig, American actress

Lauren Storm, American actress

Loïc Rémy, French footballer

January 5

Jason Mitchell, American actor

Kristin Cavallari, American reality television star

Fabiola Guajardo, Mexican actress and model

January 6

Ndamukong Suh, American football player

Zhang Lin, Chinese swimmer

January 7

Davide Astori, Italian footballer (d. 2018)

Lambda García, Mexican actor

Lyndsy Fonseca, American actress

Sirusho, Armenian singer

January 8 – Freddie Stroma, English actor

January 9

Nicola Coughlan, Irish Actress

Lucas Leiva, Brazilian football player

Paolo Nutini, British singer

Pablo Santos, Mexican actor (d. 2006)

January 10

César Cielo, Brazilian swimmer

Vicente Guaita, Spanish footballer

January 11

Jamie Vardy, English footballer

Danuta Kozák, Hungarian sprint canoer

January 12

Naya Rivera, American actress

Andrei Buivolov, Russian football player

Will Rothhaar, American actor

January 13 – Jack Johnson, American hockey player

January 15

Jesus Luz, Brazilian model and DJ

Greg Inglis, Australian rugby league footballer

Tsegaye Kebede, Ethiopian long-distance runner

Kelly Kelly, American professional wrestler

Michael Seater, Canadian actor

January 16 – Jake Epstein, Canadian actor and singer

January 18

Zane Holtz, Canadian actor

Stefan Filipović, Montenegrin pop singer

January 19

İlhan Parlak, Turkish footballer

Arkadiy Vasilyev, Russian decathlete

January 20

Evan Peters, American actor

Pete Ploszek, American actor

Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle road racer (d. 2011)

January 21 – Pablo Caballero González, Uruguayan footballer

January 22 – Shane Long, Irish footballer

January 23 – The Avener, French deep house producer

January 24

Ruth Bradley, Irish television and film actress

Wayne Hennessey, Welsh football player

Luis Suárez, Uruguayan football player

January 25 – Jake Roper, American YouTuber and educator who is the third member of Vsauce

January 26

Andrew J. Ferchland, American actor

Sebastian Giovinco, Italian football player

Gojko Kačar, Serbian footballer

January 27

Lily Donaldson, British model

Katy Rose, American singer-songwriter

Kylie Sparks, American actress

Hannah Teter, American snowboarder

January 28

Katie Nolan, American sport personality and TV host

Misha Crosby, British actor

January 29

Ksenia Kahnovich, Russian model

Alex Murrel, American singer and actress

January 30

Becky Lynch, Irish professional wrestler

Lance Franklin, Australian rules footballer

Phil Lester, British YouTuber and former Radio 1 DJ

Arda Turan, Turkish footballer

January 31

Oksana Shachko, Ukrainian artist and human rights activist (d. 2018)

Marcus Mumford, English-American singer, songwriter and musician (Mumford & Sons)

February[edit]

 

Heather Morris

 

Ronda Rousey

 

Gerard Piqué

 

Darren Criss

 

Rose Leslie

 

Michael B. Jordan

 

Miles Teller

 

Ashley Greene

 

Ellen Page

February 1

Heather Morris, American actress and dancer

Costel Pantilimon, Romanian footballer

Giuseppe Rossi, Italian-American football player

Ronda Rousey, American martial arts expert and actress

February 2

Gerard Piqué, Barcelona and Spanish footballer

Victoria Song, Chinese pop singer (f(x)) and model

Martin Spanjers, American actor

Athena Imperial, Miss Philippines Earth 2011 winner

February 3 – Johan Dahlberg, Swedish architect

February 4 – Lucie Šafářová, Czech tennis player

February 5

Darren Criss, American singer and actor

Richard Rawson, English rapper and songwriter

Donald Sanford, American-Israeli Olympic sprinter

February 7

Kerli Kõiv, Estonian singer

Monika Brodka, Polish singer

February 8

Carolina Kostner, Italian figure skater

Jessica Jerome, American ski jumper

February 9

Rose Leslie, Scottish actress

Michael B. Jordan, American actor

Magdalena Neuner, German biathlete

February 10

Choi Siwon, South Korean recording artist

Poli Genova, Bulgarian singer

February 11 – Ellen van Dijk, Dutch road and track cycling world champion

February 13

Eljero Elia, Dutch footballer

Rau'shee Warren, American boxer

February 14

Edinson Cavani, Uruguayan footballer

José Miguel Cubero, Costa Rican footballer

February 15 – Alex Rodman, English footballer

February 16

Luc Bourdon, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (d. 2008)

Mauricio Henao, Colombian actor

Ryan Follesé, American singer; lead singer of pop-rock band Hot Chelle Rae

February 17 – Raffi Ahmad, Indonesian actor and comedian

February 18 – Carla Hernández, Mexican actress

February 20

Miles Teller, American actor

Daniella Pineda, American actress

February 21

Ashley Greene, American actress

Tuppence Middleton, English actress

Ellen Page, Canadian actress

February 22

Han Hyo-joo, South Korean actress

Sergio Romero, Argentine footballer

February 24

Tina Desai, Indian actress and model

Ulysses Cuadra, American actor and voice actor

February 25

Natalie Dreyfuss, American actress

Andrew Poje, Canadian figure skater

Eva Avila, Canadian singer-songwriter

February 26 – Johan Sjöstrand, Swedish handball player

February 27

Valeriy Andriytsev, Ukrainian wrestler

Scott Davies, English footballer

February 28 – Michelle Horn, American actress

March[edit]

 

Kesha

 

Devon Graye

 

Bow Wow

 

Emeli Sandé

 

Marco Andretti

 

Aislinn Derbez

 

AJ Lee

 

Polina Gagarina

March 1

Kesha, American singer

Navarone Garibaldi, American singer

March 3

Siddharth Bhardwaj, Indian VJ, model and actor

Shraddha Kapoor, Indian actress and singer

Elnur Hüseynov, Azerbaijani singer

March 4

Tamzin Merchant, English actress

Theódór Elmar Bjarnason, Icelandic footballer

March 5 – Anna Chakvetadze, Russian professional tennis player

March 6

Kevin-Prince Boateng, Ghanaian-German footballer

Hannah Taylor-Gordon, English actress

March 7 – Hatem Ben Arfa, Tunisian-French footballer

March 8

Devon Graye, American actor

Milana Vayntrub, American actress

March 9 – Bow Wow, African-American rapper

March 10

Martellus Bennett, American football player

Liu Shishi, Chinese actress

Emeli Sandé, Scottish recording artist and songwriter

March 11

Estefanía Villarreal, Mexican actress

Ngonidzashe Makusha, Zimbabwean sprinter and long jumper

March 12

Jessica Hardy, American swimmer

Teimour Radjabov, Azerbaijani chess player

Chris Stark, English radio DJ

March 13 – Marco Andretti, American IRL driver

March 14

Robert Clark, American-Canadian actor

Aravane Rezaï, Iranian-French tennis player

March 16

David Turley, League of Legends commentator

Alexandr Smyshlyaev, Russian freestyle skier

March 17

Federico Fazio, Argentine footballer

Rob Kardashian, American television personality, model, and talent manager

March 18

Aislinn Derbez, Mexican actress and model

Rebecca Soni, American swimmer

Gabriel Mercado, Argentine footballer

March 19

AJ Lee, American professional wrestler

Josie Loren, American actress

March 20 – João Alves de Assis Silva (Jô), Brazilian soccer player

March 21 – Yuri Ryazanov, Russian artistic gymnast (d. 2009)

March 22

Ike Davis, American baseball player

Alexander Shatilov, Israeli artistic gymnast

March 23

Alan Toovey, Australian Rules Football Premiership player

Kangana Ranaut, Indian actress and director

March 24

Josh Zeid, American baseball player

Juan Diego Covarrubias, Mexican actor

Shakib Al Hasan Bangladeshi international cricketer

March 25 – Nobunari Oda, Japanese figure skater

March 26 – YUI, Japanese singer-songwriter

March 27

Buster Posey, American baseball player

Polina Gagarina, Russian singer, songwriter, actress, and model

March 28

Kagney Linn Karter, American pornographic actress

Mary Kate Wiles, American actress

March 29 – Dénes Varga, Hungarian water polo player

March 31

Humpy Koneru, Indian chess grandmaster

Jeff Montalvo, Electronic music producer

April[edit]

 

Sarah Gadon

 

Jesse McCartney

 

Shay Mitchell

 

Joss Stone

 

Brooklyn Decker

 

Mike Manning

 

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

 

William Moseley

April 1

Mackenzie Davis, Canadian actress

Ding Junhui, Chinese snooker player

April 2

Marc Pugh, English footballer

Molly Smitten-Downes, British singer-songwriter

April 3

Benjamin Stone, British actor

Park Jung-min, South Korean singer (SS501)

Rachel Bloom, American actress

April 4

Océane Zhu, Chinese actress

Sami Khedira, German footballer

Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress

April 6 – Hilary Rhoda, American model

April 7 – Jack Johnson, American actor

April 8 – Royston Drenthe, Dutch footballer

April 9

Jesse McCartney, American singer and actor

Jazmine Sullivan, American recording artist

Pengiran Anak Sarah, wife of the Crown Prince of Brunei, Al-Muhtadee Billah

April 10

Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano

Shay Mitchell, Canadian actress and model

Jamie Renée Smith, American actress

April 11

Joss Stone, English musician

Lights Poxleitner, Canadian musician

Michelle Phan, American make-up demonstrator

April 12

Brendon Urie, American musician

Brooklyn Decker, American fashion model and actress

Mike Manning, American actor

Ilana Glazer, American comedian, writer and actress

April 15

Iyaz, British Virgin Islands singer

Samira Wiley, American actress and model

April 16 – Aaron Lennon, English footballer

April 17 – Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Canadian actress

April 18 − Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, English supermodel

April 19

Courtland Mead, American actor

Joe Hart, English footballer

Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player

Oksana Akinshina, Russian actress

April 20

John Patrick Amedori, American actor and musician

Anna Rossinelli, Swiss singer-songwriter

April 21

Sophie Rundle, English television and film actress

Lenira Santos, Cape Verdean sprinter

Anastasia Prikhodko, Ukrainian folk rock and traditional pop singer

April 22

David Luiz, Brazilian footballer

John Obi Mikel, Nigerian footballer

April 23 – Jaryd Lazar, American streamer who goes by the alias Summit1g

April 24 – Varun Dhawan, Indian actor

April 26 – Jessica Lee Rose, American actress

April 27

William Moseley, English actor

Anne Suzuki, Japanese actress

Alexandra Carter, Canadian voice actress

Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Canadian actress

April 28

Bradley Johnson, English footballer

Samantha Akkineni, Indian film actress and model

April 29

Sara Errani, Italian tennis player

Alicia Morton, American actress and singer

May[edit]

 

Aidy Bryant

 

Hunter Parrish

 

Candice King

 

Andy Murray

 

Arturo Vidal

 

Novak Djokovic

 

Brandi Cyrus

 

Bangs Garcia

 

Noah Reid

May 1

Matt Di Angelo, English actor

Shahar Pe'er, Israeli tennis player

May 2

Nana Kitade, Japanese singer

Pat McAfee, American football player

May 4

Anjeza Shahini, Albanian singer

Cesc Fàbregas, Spanish football player

Jorge Lorenzo, Spanish triple MotoGP world champion

Zbigniew Bartman, Polish volleyball player

May 5

Jessie Cave, English actress

Ian Michael Smith, American actor

May 6 – Moon Geun-young, Korean actress

May 7

Aidy Bryant, American actress and comedian

Asami Konno, Japanese singer

Maya Erskine, American actress

May 10

Allie Haze, American pornographic actress

Eileen April Boylan, American actress

May 11

Albulena Haxhiu, Kosovo Albanian politician

Enikő Mihalik, Hungarian model

May 12

Felipe Roque, Brazilian actor and model

David Foley, English footballer

May 13

Hunter Parrish, American actor and singer

Candice King, American actress and singer

Misha Gabriel, American dancer

May 15

Michael Brantley, American baseball player

Brian Dozier, American baseball player

Andy Murray, Scottish tennis player

May 16 – Can Bonomo, Turkish-Jewish singer

May 17 – Ott Lepland, Estonian singer

May 18 – Luisana Lopilato, Argentine actress and singer

May 20 – Fra Fee, Northern Irish actor and singer

May 22

Arturo Vidal, Chilean footballer

Novak Djokovic, Serbian tennis player

May 23 – Bray Wyatt, American professional wrestler

May 24

Jimena Barón, Argentine actress and singer

Déborah François, Belgian actress

May 25 – Nico Hillenbrand, German footballer

May 26

Tooji, Norwegian-Iranian singer, model and television host

Brandi Cyrus, American actress, singer and DJ

Bangs Garcia, Filipina actress

May 27

Bella Heathcote, Australian actress

José Cañas, Spanish footballer

May 29

Alessandra Torresani, American actress

Ak'Sent, American female rapper

Noah Reid, Canadian actor and musician

May 31

Curtis Williams, American actor

Shaun Fleming, American actor and musician

Meredith Hagner, American actress

June[edit]

 

Cássio Ramos

 

Diana DeGarmo

 

Kendrick Lamar

 

Rebecca Breeds

 

Niels Schneider

 

Joe Dempsie

 

Lionel Messi

 

Ed Westwick

June 2

Tobias Arlt, German Olympic luger

Sonakshi Sinha, Indian actress

June 3

Lalaine, American actress and singer

Masami Nagasawa, Japanese actress

Michelle Keegan, British actress

June 4

Mollie King, British singer

Tori Praver, American model and swimwear designer

Luisa Zissman, British TV personality

June 5 – Charlie Clements, British actor

June 6

Luo Zilin, Miss Universe China 2011 4th runner-up and model

Cássio Ramos, Brazilian footballer

June 9

Rheagan Wallace, American actress

James Maynard, British mathematician

June 10 – He Chong, Chinese diver

June 11

Dappy, English rapper

Didrik Solli-Tangen, Norwegian singer

Rie Tanaka, Japanese gymnast

June 12

Abbey Lee, Australian model

Antonio Barragán, Spanish footballer

June 13 – Gesaffelstein, French record producer

June 14

Cameron Russell, American model

Ross A. McGinnis, American soldier, posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor (d. 2006)

June 15 – Evan Kasprzak, American tap and theater jazz dancer

June 16

Kelly Blatz, American actor and singer

Diana DeGarmo, American singer and Broadway actress

Abby Elliott, American actress and comedian

Tobias Wendl, German Olympic luger

June 17

Nozomi Tsuji, Japanese singer

Kendrick Lamar, American rapper

Rebecca Breeds, Australian actress

June 18

Melanie Iglesias, American model and actress

Niels Schneider, French-Canadian actor

Zsuzsanna Tomori, Hungarian handball player

June 19 – Miho Fukuhara, Japanese singer

June 20

A-fu, Taiwanese singer and songwriter

Daiana Menezes, Brazilian actress, model, and television host

June 21

Mohd Hafiszuan Salehuddin, Malaysian footballer

Tomáš Jablonský, Czech football player

Khatia Buniatishvili, Georgian pianist

June 22

Joe Dempsie, English actor

Jerrod Carmichael, American stand-up comedian, actor and writer

June 23

Caitlin Rose, American country singer

Haley Strode, American actress

Guillaume Bonnafond, French road bicycle racer

Aaron Groom, Fijian rugby league footballer

Edward Holcroft, English actor

June 24

Lionel Messi, Argentine footballer

Josh Lillis, English footballer

Nicholas Robinson-Baker, English diver

June 25

Scott Terra, American actor

Anil Shetty, Indian entrepreneur, Author, activist and a motivational speaker

June 26 – Samir Nasri, French footballer

June 27

Ed Westwick, English actor

India de Beaufort, British actress

June 29

Gal Nevo, Israeli swimmer

Lewis Clinch, American basketball player

June 30 – Adi Alsaid, Mexican author

July[edit]

 

Cristina Vee

 

Sebastian Vettel

 

Veronica Wagner

 

Rebecca Sugar

 

AnnaLynne McCord

 

Mara Wilson

 

Alan Dawa Dolma

 

Genesis Rodriguez

July 1

Choe Kum-hui, North Korean platform diver

Ahn Jae-hyun, South Korean model and actor

Yoga Lin, Taiwanese singer

John Hathaway, English mixed martial artist

Mehmet Yağmur, Turkish basketball player

July 2

Esteban Granero, Spanish footballer

Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (d. 2008)

July 3

Murad Subay, Yemeni artist and political activist

Maximilian Mauff, German actor

Chris Hunter, American actor

Chad Broskey, American actor

Sebastian Vettel, German four-time Formula 1 world champion

July 4

Ater Majok, Sudanese basketball player

Jah Prayzah, Zimbabwean musician

Prajwal Devaraj, Indian film actor

July 5

David Halaifonua, Tongan rugby union player

Ji Chang-wook, South Korean actor

Mohd Safiq Rahim, Malaysian footballer

Chen Xiao, Chinese actor and model

July 6

Kate Nash, British singer-songwriter

Matt O'Leary, American actor

Caroline Trentini, Brazilian model

July 7

Julianna Guill, American actress

Veronica Wagner, Swedish artistic gymnast

Richie Steamboat, American professional wrestler

Mylène Mackay, Canadian actress

July 9

Yūta Furukawa, Japanese actor, songwriter, singer, dancer and model

Rebecca Sugar, American animator and creator of Steven Universe

Élodie Fontan, French actress

Ashlee Evans-Smith, American mixed martial artist

July 11

Cristina Vee, American voice actress

Maximilian Müller, German field hockey player

A. J. Locascio, American actor, voice actor, film director and film producer

July 12

Anarkali Akarsha, Sri Lankan actress, model, singer, TV Host and a politician

Tilian Pearson, American singer, songwriter, and musician

July 13

Eva Rivas, Russian-Armenian singer

Neil Denis, Canadian actor

July 14

Sara Canning, Canadian actress

Drew Fortier, American musician, songwriter, filmmaker, and actor

Larry Madowo, Kenyan journalist and news anchor

Peter Vives, Spanish actor, singer and classical pianist

Dan Reynolds, American singer and musician

July 15 – Fredric Jonson, Swedish footballer

July 16 – AnnaLynne McCord, American actress

July 17

Benedict Martin, Malaysian footballer

Jeremih, American recording artist and producer

July 19

Yan Gomes, Brazilian baseball player

Ho Ho Lun, Hong Kong wrestler

July 20 – Owen Cheung, Hong Kong actor

July 23

Luiz Gustavo, Brazilian footballer

Marta Pihan-Kulesza, Polish artistic gymnast

July 24 – Mara Wilson, American actress

July 25

Alan Dawa Dolma (better known as "Alan"), Chinese singer

Gor Sujyan, Armenian rock singer, lead singer of Dorians

Michael Welch, American actor

July 26

Miriam McDonald, Canadian actress and dancer

Evelina Sašenko-Statulevičienė, Lithuanian jazz singer of Polish-Ukrainian descent

July 27

Marek Hamšík, Slovak football player

Thomas Enevoldsen, Danish footballer

July 28

Sumire, Japanese fashion model (d. 2009)

Pedro, Spanish footballer

July 29

Alice Dellal, Brazilian-born British model

Genesis Rodriguez, American actress

July 30 – Elise Estrada, Canadian singer

July 31

Brittany Byrnes, Australian actress

Michael Bradley, American soccer player

August[edit]

 

Sidney Crosby

 

Ryan Lavarnway

 

James Buckley

 

Tim Tebow

 

Mischa Zverev

 

Blake Lively

 

Amy Macdonald

August 2 – Jessie Daniels, American actress, songwriter, and Christian musician

August 3

Kim Hyung-jun, South Korean singer, DJ (SS501)

Gary Medel, Chilean footballer

Zaquan Adha, Malaysian footballer

Brandon Peniche, Mexican actor

August 4

Jon Lilygreen, Welsh singer

Philip Younghusband, British-Filipino footballer

Sam Underwood, English actor

August 5

Lexi Belle, American porn actress

Adrian Petriw, Canadian actor and voice actor

Genelia D'Souza, Indian actress, model, and host

August 6

Aditya Narayan, Bollywood actor and singer

Joran van der Sloot, Dutch murder suspect

August 7

Sidney Crosby, Canadian hockey player

Ryan Lavarnway, American baseball player

August 8 – Katie Leung, Scottish actress

August 10 – Ari Boyland, New Zealand actor

August 11

Jonatas Faro, Brazilian actor and singer

Jemima West, Anglo-French actress

August 14

James Buckley, English actor

Tim Tebow, American football player

Johnny Gargano, American wrestler

Curt Hansen, American actor

August 15 – Sean McAllister, English footballer

August 16

Eri Kitamura, Japanese voice actress and singer[6]

Okieriete Onaodowan, Nigerian actor, known for originating the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the 2015 musical Hamilton

Carey Price, Canadian ice hockey goaltender

August 18 – Mika Boorem, American actress

August 19 – Nico Hülkenberg, German racing driver

August 20

Cătălina Ponor, Romanian gymnast

Tulus, Indonesian singer

August 21

Cody Kasch, American actor

Kim Kibum, South Korean singer and actor (Super Junior)

Anton Shipulin, Russian biathlete

August 22 – Mischa Zverev, German tennis player

August 24 – Anže Kopitar, Slovene ice hockey player

August 25

Stacey Farber, Canadian actress

Liu Yifei, Chinese actress

Blake Lively, American actress

Amy Macdonald, Scottish singer and songwriter

Rona Nishliu, Albanian Kosovar singer, radio presenter and humanitarian

Justin Upton, American baseball player

August 30 – Johanna Braddy, American actress

September[edit]

 

Evan Rachel Wood

 

Wiz Khalifa

 

Tyler Hoechlin

 

Elizabeth Henstridge

 

Danielle Panabaker

 

Tom Felton

 

Grey Damon

 

Hilary Duff

September 2

Mazin Elsadig, American actor

Scott Moir, Canadian figure skater

Spencer Smith, American musician

September 3 – James Neal, Canadian ice hockey player

September 4 – Maryna Linchuk, Belarusian model

September 5 – Jeremy Vuolo, American former soccer

September 6 – Anna Pavlova, Russian artistic gymnast

September 7

Evan Rachel Wood, American actress and singer

Aleksandra Wozniak, Canadian tennis player

September 8

Ray Fisher, American actor

Wiz Khalifa, American rapper

Alexandre Bilodeau, Canadian freestyle skier

September 9

Clayton Snyder, American actor

Afrojack, Dutch DJ and music producer

Milan Stanković, Serbian pop-folk singer

September 10

Paul Goldschmidt, American baseball player

Alex Saxon, American actor

September 11

Susianna Kentikian, German-Armenian boxer

Tyler Hoechlin, American actor

Elizabeth Henstridge, English actress

September 13

G.NA, Canadian singer

Erin Way, American actress

September 14 – Chad Duell, American actor

September 15

Aly Cissokho, French footballer

Christian Cooke, English actor

September 16

Anthony Padilla, Internet comedian

Daren Kagasoff, American actor

Travis Wall, American actor

Heather Rae Young, American model and actress and Playboy playmate of the month for February 2010

September 17 – Augustus Prew, English actor

September 19 – Danielle Panabaker, American actress

September 20

Jack Lawless, American musician

Sarah Natochenny, American actress and voice actress

September 21 – Ryan Guzman, American actor

September 22

Teyonah Parris, American actress

Tom Felton, English actor

September 23

Skylar Astin, American actor

Shannon Chan-Kent, Canadian actress and voice actress

September 24

Brit Morgan, American film and television actress

Grey Damon, American actor

Spencer Treat Clark, American actor

Matthew Connolly, English footballer

September 25 – Monica Niculescu, Romanian tennis player

September 26 – Jang Keun Suk, South Korean actor, singer and model

September 28 – Hilary Duff, American actress and singer

September 29

Kyle Riabko, Canadian pop singer, guitarist

David Del Rio, American actor

Anaïs Demoustier, French actress

September 30

Ramy Ashour, Egyptian squash player

Aida Garifullina, Russian operatic soprano

Elanne Kong, Hong Kong actress and singer

Denise Laurel, Filipina actress and singer

October[edit]

 

Matthew Daddario

 

Christopher Larkin

 

Zuleyka Rivera

 

Jay Pharoah

 

Zac Efron

 

Frank Ocean

 

Cleopatra Coleman

October 1

Stuart Lafferty, American actor

Matthew Daddario, American actor

October 2

Christopher Larkin, American actor

Phil Kessel, American professional ice hockey forward

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., American stock car driver

October 3 – Zuleyka Rivera, Puerto Rican beauty queen who held the titles Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006 and Miss Universe 2006

October 4

Marina Weisband, German politician

Daniel Anthony, English actor

October 6 – Samuel, American musician

October 7 – Aiden English, American professional wrestler[importance?]

October 8

Aya Hirano, Japanese voice actress and singer

Griffin Frazen, American actor

October 9 – Melissa Villaseñor, American actress and comedian

October 11 – Ariella Käslin, Swiss artistic gymnast

October 12 – Besian Idrizaj, Austrian footballer

October 14 – Jay Pharoah, American actor

October 15

Chantal Strand, Canadian actress and voice actress

Mizuho Sakaguchi, Japanese woman footballer

Qiao Renliang, Chinese actor and singer (d. 2016)

October 16

Seungho, South Korean pop singer (MBLAQ)

Zhao Liying, Chinese actress

October 17 – Bea Alonzo, Filipino actress

October 18

Zac Efron, American actor and singer

Freja Beha Erichsen, Danish model

October 20 – Levy Li, Miss Malaysia Universe 2008

October 22

Kain O'Keeffe, Australian actor

Donny Montell, Lithuanian singer-songwriter

October 23 – Miyuu Sawai, Japanese actress

October 24 – Charlie White, American figure skater

October 27

Thelma Aoyama, Japanese singer

Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player (year of birth disputed)

October 28

Frank Ocean, American singer and rapper

Na Yeon Choi, South Korean female professional golfer

October 29

Makoto Ogawa, Japanese singer

Cleopatra Coleman, Australian actress

November[edit]

 

Kevin Jonas

 

Samantha Droke

 

Giles Matthey

 

Dimitri Leonidas

 

Jake Abel

 

Karen Gillan

November 1

Bruce Irvin, American football player

Ileana D'Cruz, Indian actress

November 3

Ty Lawson, American basketball player

Colin Kaepernick, American football player

Kyle Seager, American baseball player

Elizabeth Smart, American kidnap survivor

Gemma Ward, Australian model

November 4 – T.O.P, Korean rapper

November 5 – Kevin Jonas, American actor and singer-songwriter

November 6

Ana Ivanovic, Serbian tennis player

G.O, South Korean singer (MBLAQ)

November 7 – Rachele Brooke Smith, American actress and dancer

November 8

Samantha Droke, American actress

Maryjun Takahashi, Japanese model and actress

Mohd Faiz Subri, Malaysian footballer

November 10

Charles Hamilton, American rapper and record producer

Jessica Tovey, Australian actress

November 11

Ludi Lin, Chinese-Canadian actor

Yuya Tegoshi, Japanese singer (NEWS, Tegomass)

Giles Matthey, British-Australian actor

November 12

Jason Day, Australian golfer

Kengo Kora, Japanese actor

Juan José Ballesta, Spanish actor

November 14

Brian Gleeson, Irish actor

Dimitri Leonidas, English actor

November 18

Jake Abel, American actor

Daniella Mastricchio, Argentine actress

November 20 – Amelia Rose Blaire, American actress

November 22 – Mauro Nespoli, Italian archer

November 23

Ryan Lane, American actor

Kasia Struss, Polish model

Snooki, American television personality

November 24

Elena Satine, American film actress and singer

Jeremain Lens, Dutch footballer

November 25 – Dolla, American rapper (d. 2009)

November 26 – Kat DeLuna, American singer

November 27 – Lashana Lynch, English actress

November 28 – Karen Gillan, Scottish actress

November 30

Christel Khalil, American actress

Dougie Poynter, English musician (McFly)

Ian Hecox, Internet comedian

December[edit]

 

Michael Angarano

 

Jack DeSena

 

Aaron Carter

 

Michael Socha

 

Karim Benzema

 

Thomas Dekker

 

Iain De Caestecker

December 2

Isaac Promise, Nigerian footballer (d. 2019)

Teairra Marí, American singer

December 3

Michael Angarano, American actor

Alicia Sacramone, American gymnast

December 4

Dree Hemingway, American model and actress

Orlando Brown, American actor, singer, and comedian

December 6 – Jack DeSena, American actor and voice actor

December 7

Aaron Carter, American singer and actor

Ashley Cheadle, Australian actress

December 8

Aria Curzon, American actress

Susanne Riesch, German alpine skier

December 9 – Hikaru Nakamura, American chess grandmaster

December 10 – Gonzalo Higuaín, Argentine footballer

December 11 – Clifton Geathers, American football player

December 12

Lao Lishi, Chinese diver

Kate Todd, Canadian actress

Hila Klein, Israeli-American co-founder of the H3H3 comedy and podcast franchise

December 13

Michael Socha, English actor

Rachel Anne Daquis, Filipino volleyball player

December 15 – Josh Norman, American football player

December 16

Hallee Hirsh, American actress

Mame Biram Diouf, Senegalese footballer

December 17

Bo Guagua, Chinese princeling and son of former official Bo Xilai

Chelsea Manning, American whistleblower

December 18

Miki Ando, Japanese figure skater

Ayaka, Japanese singer

Yuki Furukawa, Japanese actor

December 19

Karim Benzema, French footballer

Ronan Farrow, American activist

Fábio Audi, Brazilian actor and producer

December 20

Alana Grace, American singer and actress

Michihiro Yasuda, Japanese football player

Winston Marshall, British musician (Mumford & Sons)

December 21

Ryza Cenon, Filipino actress

Valerie Concepcion, Filipino actress

December 22 – Lisa Andreas, English singer of Cypriot descent

December 25

LJ Reyes, Filipino actress

Demaryius Thomas, American football player

December 27 – Lily Cole, British model

December 28

Taylor Ball, American actor

Thomas Dekker, American actor

Hannah Tointon, English actress

Adam Gregory, American actor

December 29

Katie Blair, American actress, model and beauty queen

Iain De Caestecker, Scottish actor

December 31

Javaris Crittenton, American basketball player

Seydou Doumbia, Ivorian football player

Émilie Le Pennec, French gymnast

Deaths[edit]

Deaths

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

 

January[edit]

 

Håkan Malmrot

 

Ray Bolger

 

Norman McLaren

January 1 – Lloyd Haynes, American actor and television writer (b. 1934)

January 6

Harry D. Payne, American architect (b. 1891)

Margaret Danhauser, American female professional baseball player (b. 1921)

January 9 – Arthur Lake, American actor, Dagwood Bumstead in Blondie (b. 1905)

January 10 – Håkan Malmrot, Swedish Olympic swimmer (b. 1900)

January 14 – Douglas Sirk, German-born film director, Hollywood melodramas Magnificent Obsession, All That Heaven Allows, Written on the Wind, Imitation of Life (b. 1897)

January 15 – Ray Bolger, American actor, singer, and dancer. Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (b. 1904)

January 16

Joyce Jameson, American actress, 'Skippy' in The Andy Griffith Show, and 'The Blonde' in The Apartment (b. 1932)

Joseph Urner, American sculptor, painter and etcher born in Frederick, Maryland (b. 1898)

Earl Wilson, American journalist (b. 1907)

January 19 – Gerald Brenan, British writer and Hispanist (b. 1894)

January 21 – Charles Goodell, American politician (b. 1926)

January 22 – Budd Dwyer, American politician (b. 1939)

January 24 – Ruth Bird, English historian and schoolteacher (b. 1899)

January 25

Asim Ferhatović, Yugoslav football player (b. 1933)

Nahuel Moreno, Argentine Trotskyist leader (b. 1924)

January 27

Allan V. Cox, American geologist (b. 1926)

Norman McLaren, Canadian animator and director, Best Documentary Oscar winner Neighbours (b. 1914)

January 28 – Galo Plaza, Ecuadorian statesman, 29th President of Ecuador (b. 1906)

January 29 – Emvin Cremona, Maltese artist (b. 1919)

January 31 – Yves Allégret, French film director, Oscar nomination for The Proud and the Beautiful screenplay. Husband of Simone Signoret (b. 1905)

February[edit]

 

Prince Takamatsu

 

Liberace

 

Hans Rosenthal

 

Mark Ashton

 

Andy Warhol

 

James Coco

February 2

Alistair MacLean, British writer (b. 1922)

Carlos José Castilho, Brazilian football goalkeeper (b. 1927)

February 3

Donald Aronow, creator of the Cigarette Boat (b. 1927)

Prince Takamatsu, younger brother of Japanese Emperor Hirohito (b. 1905)

February 4 – Liberace, American pianist, singer and actor (b. 1919)

February 5

Otto Wöhler, serving during World War I and World War II (b. 1894)

William Collier Jr., American actor, Cimarron, Little Caesar (b. 1902)

February 7 – Claudio Villa, Italian singer (b. 1926)

February 10

Robert O'Brien, American racing driver (b. 1908)

Hans Rosenthal, German radio editor, director, and radio and television host (b. 1925)

February 11 – Mark Ashton, Irish gay rights activist (b. 1960)

February 14 – Dmitry Kabalevsky, Russian composer (b. 1904)

February 19 – Sir Hugh Greene, British television executive (b. 1910)

February 20 – Lev Russov, Russian painter (b. 1926)

February 22

David Susskind, American producer and host (b. 1920)

Andy Warhol, American artist, director, writer (b. 1928)

Glenway Wescott, American novelist (b. 1901)

February 24 – Jim Connors, American radio personality (b. 1940)

February 25

James Coco, American actor, the unemployed actor in Only When I Laugh, and Sancho Panza in Man of La Mancha (b. 1930)

Elisabeth Coit, American architect (b. 1897)

Dame Florence Cayford, Labour politician in London (b. 1897)

John Collin, English actor, Detective Sergeant Haggar in Z-Cars (b. 1931)

E. D. Nixon, African-American civil rights leader (b. 1899)

February 26 – Domingo Arechiga, American educator (b. 1926)

February 27 – Joan Greenwood, English actress (b. 1921)

February 28 – Stephen Tennant, British aristocrat and playboy (b. 1906)

March[edit]

 

Randolph Scott

 

Danny Kaye

 

Robert Preston

March 1 – Freddie Green, American jazz musician (b. 1911)

March 2 – Randolph Scott, American actor (b. 1898)

March 3 – Danny Kaye, American singer, actor, and comedian (b. 1911)

March 7 – Waldo Salt, American screenwriter (b. 1914)

March 10 − George Glamack, American basketball player (b. 1919)

March 11 – Joe Gladwin, English actor (b. 1906)

March 12 – Woody Hayes, football coach at The Ohio State University (b. 1913)

March 13

Bernhard Grzimek, German zoo director and zoologist (b. 1909)

Gerald Moore, English pianist (b. 1899)

March 15 – W. Sterling Cole, American politician, first Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (b. 1904)

March 17 – Antonio Lopez, American fashion illustrator (b. 1943)

March 19 – Louis de Broglie, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)

March 21

Robert Preston, American actor (b. 1918)

Dean Paul Martin, American pop singer and film and television actor (b. 1951)

March 22 – Joan Shawlee, American actress (b. 1926)

March 26

Walter Abel, American actor (b. 1898)

Georg Muche, German painter, printmaker, architect, author, and teacher (b. 1895)

Eugen Jochum, German conductor (b. 1902)

March 27 – Stane Kavčič, 6th Prime Minister of Slovenia (b. 1919)

March 28

Maria von Trapp, Austrian singer (b. 1905)

Patrick Troughton, British actor (b. 1920)

Alphonse Alley, Beninese military officer, former Head of State of Dahomey (b. 1930)

April[edit]

 

Leabua Jonathan

 

Erskine Caldwell

 

Dick Shawn

April 1 – Henri Cochet, French tennis champion (b. 1901)

April 2

Wang Renmei, Chinese actress and singer (b. 1914)

Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer (b. 1917)

Trevor Hockey, Welsh footballer (b. 1943)

April 3 – Tom Sestak, American football player (b. 1936)

April 4 – C. L. Moore, American writer (b. 1911)

April 5 – Leabua Jonathan, 2nd Prime Minister of Lesotho (b. 1914)

April 8 – Anni Frind, German lyric soprano (b. 1900)

April 11

Erskine Caldwell, American writer (b. 1903)

Kent Taylor, American actor (b. 1907)

Primo Levi, Italian chemist and writer (b. 1919)

April 12 – Mike Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)

April 13 – Dennis Allen (b. 1951), Australian criminal and drug dealer, eldest son of Kath Pettingill

April 15 – Masatoshi Nakayama, Japanese Karate Master (b. 1913)

April 17

Carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (b. 1950)

Cornelius Van Til, Dutch Christian philosopher, Reformed theologian, and presuppositional apologist (b. 1895)

Dick Shawn, American actor (b. 1923)

April 19

Hugh Brannum, American actor (b. 1910)

Milt Kahl, Animator for the Disney Studio (b. 1909)

Antony Tudor, English dancer and choreographer (b. 1908)

Antonio Quarantotto, Italian freestyle swimmer (b. 1897)

Maxwell D. Taylor, American general and diplomat (b. 1901)

April 21 – Sylvia Lefkovitz, Canadian artist (b. 1924)

April 24 – Josephine Bell, English physician and writer (b. 1897)

April 26

Bill Amos, American college football player and coach (b. 1898)

John Silkin, British politician (b. 1923)

April 28 – Ben Linder, American engineer (b. 1959)

May[edit]

 

Dalida

 

Rita Hayworth

May 1 – Paul Geidel, longest serving American prison inmate (b. 1894)

May 3 – Dalida, French rock musician (b. 1933)

May 4

Paul Butterfield, American musician (b. 1942)

Cathryn Damon, American actress (b. 1930)

May 6 – William J. Casey, American Central Intelligence Agency director (b. 1913)

May 7 – Colin Blakely, Irish actor (b. 1930)

May 8 – Sir James Plimsoll, Australian public servant (b. 1917)

May 9 – Thodoros Kefalopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1894)

May 14 – Rita Hayworth, American actress (b. 1918)

May 17 – Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)

May 19 – James Tiptree, Jr., American author (b. 1915)

May 21 – Alejandro Rey, Argentine actor (b. 1930)

May 24 – Hermione Gingold, English actress (b. 1897)

May 26 – Emiliana de Zubeldia, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1888)

May 27

Colin McCahon, New Zealand artist (b. 1919)

John Howard Northrop, American biochemist (b. 1891)

May 29 – Charan Singh, 5th Prime Minister of India (b. 1902)

May 31 – John Abraham, Indian film director (b. 1937)

June[edit]

 

Hermione Gingold

 

Fred Astaire

 

Jackie Gleason

June 1

Errol Barrow, Caribbean statesman, 1st Prime Minister of Barbados (b. 1920)

Rashid Karami, Lebanese statesman, 21st Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1921)

June 2

Sammy Kaye, American bandleader and songwriter (b. 1910)

Andrés Segovia, Spanish guitarist (b. 1893)

June 3 – Will Sampson, American actor (b. 1933)

June 6 – Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor (b. 1922)

June 9 – Madge Kennedy, American actress (b. 1891)

June 10

Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (suicide) (b. 1943)

Gordon Fox Rule, Anglo-Brazilian First World War flying ace (b. 1898)

June 11 – Ralph Guldahl, American golf champion (b. 1911)

June 13

Vera Caspary, American screenwriter, novelist, playwright (b. 1899)

Geraldine Page, American actress (b. 1924)

June 17 – Dick Howser, American baseball player and manager (b. 1936)

June 20 – Salim Ali, Indian ornithologist and naturalist (b. 1896)

June 22

Fred Astaire, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1899)

John Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (b. 1907)

Joseph Meyer, American songwriter (b. 1894)

Mow Pang Tzu, Republic of China air force general (b. 1904)

June 24 – Jackie Gleason, American actor and comedian (b. 1916)

June 26

Oluf Berntsen, Danish fencer (b. 1891)

Gerhard Wagner, German naval officer, and the last Rear Admiral of the Federal Navy (b. 1898)

June 27 – Billy Snedden, Australian politician (b. 1926)

June 30 – Federico Mompou, Spanish composer and pianist (b. 1893)

July[edit]

 

Abdul Halim

 

Yujiro Ishihara

 

Richard Egan

July 2 – Michael Bennett, American theater director and choreographer (b. 1943)

July 3 – Viola Dana, American actress (b. 1897)

July 4

Edward Addison, electrical engineering (b. 1898)

Abdul Halim, Indonesian politician, 4th Prime Minister of Indonesia (b. 1911)

July 8 – Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (b. 1896)

July 10 – John Hammond, American record producer (b. 1910)

July 11

Joe Bennett, American baseball player (b. 1900)

Tom Waddell, American sportsman and competitor (b. 1937)

July 12 – Joseph Burns, Major League Baseball outfielder (b. 1889)

July 15 – Alfie Bass, British actor (b. 1916)

July 16 – Pierre Lardinois, Belgian politician (b. 1924)

July 17

Kristjan Palusalu, Estonian wrestler (b. 1908)

Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (b. 1934)

July 20 – Richard Egan, American actor (b. 1921)

July 22

Jack Lescoulie, American actor (b. 1917)

Don McMahon, American baseball player (b. 1930)

July 26

Kenneth Muse, American animator (b. 1910)

Hugh Wheeler, English playwright and librettist (b. 1912)

July 27 – Travis Jackson, American baseball player (New York Giants) and member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1904)

July 28 – Jack Renshaw, Australian politician, former Premier of New South Wales (b. 1909)

July 31 – Joseph E. Levine, American film producer (b. 1905)

August[edit]

 

Rudolf Hess

 

Hayden Rorke

 

John Huston

 

Lee Marvin

August 1 – Pola Negri, Polish born actress (b. 1897)

August 2 – Abu Sayeed Chowdhury, 2nd President of Bangladesh (b. 1921)

August 4 – Ellen Liiger, Estonian actress (b. 1918)

August 5 – Anatoli Papanov, Soviet stage, film and voice actor (b. 1922)

August 6

Léon Noël, French diplomat, politician and historian (b. 1888)

Ira C. Eaker, World War II United States Army Air Forces general (b. 1896)

August 7

Camille Chamoun, 7th President of Lebanon (b. 1900)

Nobusuke Kishi, Japanese politician, 37th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1896)

August 8 – Juan Antonio Yanes, Venezuelan professional baseball pioneer (b. 1902)

August 9 – Terrence Michael Walsh, Australian singer, known as Johnny Dole (b. 1953)

August 10

Prince Yamashina Takehiko (b. 1898)

Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1893)

Edmund Germer, German electrical engineer and inventor (b. 1901)

August 11 – Clara Peller, American actress (b. 1902)

August 12 – Crystal Bennett, British archaeologist, pioneering researcher on Jordan (b. 1918)

August 16

Nick Vanos, American basketball player (b. 1918)

Andrei Mironov, Soviet theatre and film actor (b. 1941)

August 17

Rudolf Hess, German Nazi official (b. 1894)

Clarence Brown, American film director (b. 1890)

Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (b. 1902)

August 19

Hayden Rorke, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie) (b. 1910)

Bruno Vogel, German pacifist and writer. (b. 1898)

Harold Sherman, American author, lecturer and psychical researcher. (b. 1898)

August 24 – Bayard Rustin, American civil rights activist (b. 1912)

August 25 – Fernando Ramos da Silva, Brazilian actor, known as Pixote (b. 1967)

August 26 – Georg Wittig, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

August 27 – Charlie Smalls, American composer and songwriter (b. 1943)

August 28 – John Huston, American film director, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1906)

August 29 – Lee Marvin, American actor (b. 1924)

September[edit]

 

Lorne Greene

 

Peter Tosh

 

Américo Tomás

 

Einar Gerhardsen

 

Jaco Pastorius

 

Mary Astor

September 1 – Gerhard Fieseler, German World War I flying ace, aerobatics champion, and aircraft designer and manufacturer (b. 1896)

September 2 – Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean, President of Argentina (1982) (b. 1926)

September 3 – Rusty Wescoatt, American actor (b. 1911)

September 4

Bill Bowes, British cricketer (b. 1908)

Richard Marquand, Welsh film director (b. 1937)

September 11

Lorne Greene, Canadian actor, radio personality and singer (b. 1915)

Peter Tosh, Jamaican singer and musician (b. 1944)

September 12

J. Lawton Collins, American general (b. 1896)

John Qualen, Canadian actor (b. 1899)

September 13 – Mervyn LeRoy, American film producer and director (b. 1900)

September 15 – Trygve Dalseg, America Norwegian marketing agent (b. 1898)

September 16 – Howard Moss, American poet, dramatist, and critic (b. 1922)

September 17

Harry Locke, British character actor (b. 1913)

Vladimir Basov, Soviet actor, film director and screenwriter (b. 1923)

September 18 – Américo Tomás, 13th President of Portugal (b. 1894)

September 19 – Einar Gerhardsen, former Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1897)

September 20

Michael Stewart, American playwright and librettist for the stage (b. 1924)

Holly Glynn, former unidentified decedent (b. 1966)

September 21 – Jaco Pastorius, American bassist (b. 1951)

September 22

Carman Maxwell, American animator and voice actor (b. 1902)

Hákun Djurhuus, 4th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1908)

Dan Rowan, American comedian (b. 1922)

Hédi Váradi, Hungarian actress (b. 1929)

September 23

Bob Fosse, American theater choreographer and director (b. 1927)

Erland Van Lidth De Jeude, Dutch-born wrestler, opera singer and actor (b. 1953)

September 25

Mary Astor, American actress (b. 1906)

Harry Holtzman, American abstract artist (b. 1912)

Emlyn Williams, British actor (b. 1905)

September 29 – Henry Ford II, president of Ford Motor Company (b. 1917)

September 30

Alfred Bester, American author (b. 1913)

Herbert Sobel, US Army officer, made famous by Band of Brothers (b. 1912)

October[edit]

 

Clare Boothe Luce

 

William P. Murphy

 

Alf Landon

 

Fahri Korutürk

 

Woody Herman

October 2

Madeleine Carroll, British act

1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1987th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 987th year of the 2nd millennium, the 87th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1980s decade.

 

Events

January[edit]

January 2 – Chadian–Libyan conflict – Battle of Fada: The Chadian army destroys a Libyan armoured brigade.

January 3 – Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

January 4 – 1987 Maryland train collision: An Amtrak train en route from Washington, D.C. to Boston collides with Conrail engines at Chase, Maryland, killing 16.

January 5 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan undergoes prostate surgery, causing speculation about his physical fitness to continue in office.

January 8 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes for the first time above 2,000, gaining 8.30 to close at 2,002.25.

January 13 – New York mafiosi Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno and Carmine Peruccia are sentenced to 100 years in prison for racketeering.

January 15 – Hu Yaobang, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, is forced into retirement by political conservatives.

January 16 – León Febres Cordero, president of Ecuador, is kidnapped by followers of imprisoned general Frank Vargas, who successfully demand the latter's release.

January 20 – Terry Waite, the special envoy of the Archbishop of Canterbury in Lebanon, is kidnapped in Beirut (released November 1991).

January 22 – Pennsylvania Treasurer Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself with a revolver during a televised press conference after being found guilty on charges of bribery, fraud, conspiracy, and racketeering.

January 28 – The U.S. State Department invalidates US passports for travel to or through Lebanon due to security concerns. The ban was lifted in 1997. [1]

January 29 – William J. Casey ends his term as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

January 31 – The last Ohrbach's department store closes in New York City after 64 years of operation.

February[edit]

February 11

British Airways is privatised and listed on the London Stock Exchange.

The new Constitution of the Philippines goes into effect. This new constitution adds Spanish and Arabic as optional languages of the Philippines.

February 20 – A second Unabomber bomb explodes at a Salt Lake City computer store, injuring the owner.

February 23 – SN 1987A, the first "naked-eye" supernova since 1604, is observed.

February 25 – Beginning of the Phosphorite War protest movement in Soviet-occupied Estonia.

February 26 – Iran–Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes U.S. President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his National Security Council staff.

March[edit]

March 2 – American Motors is acquired by the Chrysler Corporation.

March 3 – Eazy-E's first song, Boyz-n-the-Hood, was released.

March 4 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses the American people on the Iran–Contra affair, acknowledging that his overtures to Iran had "deteriorated" into an arms-for-hostages deal.

 

MS Herald of Free Enterprise before its capsizing on March 6.

March 6 – Zeebrugge disaster: Roll-on/roll-off cross-channel ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes off Zeebrugge harbor in Belgium; 193 people die.

March 7 – 1987 Lieyu massacre: Republic of China Army execute 19 unarmed Vietnamese refugees on Donggang beach, Lieyu, Kinmen off Mainland China.

March 9 – U2's album The Joshua Tree was released.

March 18 – Woodstock of physics: The marathon session of the American Physical Society's meeting features 51 presentations concerning the science of high-temperature superconductors.

March 20 – AZT is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for use in the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

March 24 – Michael Eisner, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, and French Prime Minister and future President of France, Jacques Chirac, sign the agreement to construct the 4,800 acres (19 km2) Euro Disney Resort (now called Disneyland Paris) and to develop the Val d'Europe area of the new town Marne-la-Vallée in Paris, France.

March 29

The World Wrestling Federation (later WWE) produces WrestleMania III from the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. The event is particularly notable for the record attendance of 93,173, the largest recorded attendance for a live indoor sporting event in North America until February 14, 2010, when the 2010 NBA All-Star Game has an attendance of 108,713 at AT&T Stadium.

A hybrid solar eclipse was the second hybrid solar eclipse in less than one year, the first being on 1986 October 3. It was annular visible in southern Argentina, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Sudan (part of the path of annularity crossed today's South Sudan), Ethiopia, Djibouti and northern Somalia and total visible in Atlantic Ocean, lasting just 7.57 seconds.

March 30 – The 59th Academy Awards take place in Los Angeles, with Platoon winning Best Picture.

March 31 – Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, conducts a 45-minute interview on Soviet television.

April[edit]

April 3 – Showboat Casino Hotel first opens in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

April 13 – The governments of the Portuguese Republic and the People's Republic of China sign an agreement in which Macau will be returned to China in 1999.

April 18 – The New York Islanders defeat the Washington Capitals 3 to 2 in Game 7 of their Patrick Division Semifinal series. Pat LaFontaine scored the winning goal at 8:47 of the 4th overtime in a game known as the Easter Epic.

April 19 – The Simpsons cartoon first appears as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show.

April 21 – In Colombo, Sri Lanka, The Central Bus Station Bombing kills 113 civilians.

April 25 – Wicked City was released in theaters by Japan Home Video in Japan.

April 27 – The United States Department of Justice declares incumbent Austrian president Kurt Waldheim an "undesirable alien".

April 30 – Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the Provincial Premiers agree on principle to the Meech Lake Accord which would bring Quebec into the constitution.

May[edit]

May 8 – Loughgall ambush: A 24-man unit of the British Army Special Air Service (SAS) ambushed eight members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) as they mounted an attack on a Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) barracks. All IRA members were killed as well as one civilian.

May 9 – A Soviet-made Ilyushin Il-62 airliner, operated by LOT Polish Airlines, crashes into a forest just outside Warsaw, killing all 183 people on board.

May 11 – Klaus Barbie goes on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during World War II.

May 14 – Lieutenant Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka executes a bloodless coup in Fiji.

May 17 – USS Stark is hit by two Iraqi-owned Exocet AM39 air-to-surface missiles killing 47 sailors.

May 22

The Hashimpura massacre occurs in Meerut, India.

The first ever Rugby World Cup kicks off with New Zealand playing Italy at Eden Park, Auckland.

May 24 – At age 47 and just 5 days before his 48th birthday, Al Unser Sr. became the oldest winner of the Indianapolis 500 and only the second driver to win the event four times.

May 27 – In one of the densest concentrations of humanity in history, a crowd of 800,000+ packed shoulder-to-shoulder onto the Golden Gate Bridge and its approaches for its 50th Anniversary celebration.

May 28 – Eighteen-year-old West German pilot Mathias Rust evades Soviet air defenses and lands a private plane on Red Square in Moscow. He is immediately detained (released on August 3, 1988).

May 31 – The Edmonton Oilers defeat the Philadelphia Flyers four games to three to win the Stanley Cup. Flyers' goalie Ron Hextall would win the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs despite the team's loss in the finals.

June[edit]

June 3 – The Vanuatu Labour Party is founded.

June 8 – The New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act is passed, the first of its kind in the world.

June 11 – The Conservative Party of the United Kingdom, led by Margaret Thatcher, is re-elected for a third term at the 1987 general election.

June 12 – During a visit to Berlin, Germany, U.S. President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

June 17 – With the death of the last individual, the dusky seaside sparrow becomes extinct.

June 19

Teddy Seymour is officially designated the first black man to sail around the world, when he completes his solo sailing circumnavigation in Frederiksted, St. Croix, of the United States Virgin Islands.

Edwards v. Aguillard: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that a Louisiana law requiring that creation science be taught in public schools whenever evolution is taught is unconstitutional.

Hipercor bombing: the Basque terrorist group ETA perpetrate a car-bomb attack at an Hipercor market in Barcelona, killing 21 and hurting 45.

June 27 – A commercial HS 748 (Philippine Airlines Flight 206) crashes near Baguio City, Philippines, killing 50.

June 28

Iraqi warplanes drop mustard-gas bombs on the Iranian town of Sardasht in two separate bombing rounds, on four residential areas. This is the first time a civilian town was targeted by chemical weapons.

An accidental explosion at the Hohenfels Training Area in West Germany kills 3 U.S. troops.

June 29 – South Korean president Roh Tae-woo makes a speech promising a wide program of nationwide reforms, the result of the June Democracy Movement.

June 30 – Canada introduces a one-dollar coin, nicknamed the "Loonie".

July[edit]

July 1

The Single European Act is passed by the European Community.

U.S. President Ronald Reagan nominates former Solicitor General Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. The nomination is later rejected by the Senate.

July 3

Greater Manchester Police recover the body of 16-year-old Pauline Reade from Saddleworth Moor, after her killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley help them in their search, almost exactly 24 years since Pauline was last seen alive.

July 4 – A court in Lyon sentences former Gestapo boss Klaus Barbie to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity.

July 11

1987 Australian federal election: Bob Hawke's Labor Government is re-elected with an increased majority, defeating the Liberal Party led by John Howard and the National Party led by Ian Sinclair.

World population is estimated to have reached five billion people, according to the United Nations.[2]

July 12 – Konami releases the video game Metal Gear in Japan for the MSX2.[importance?]

July 15 – Martial law in Taiwan ends after 38 years.

July 17 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 2,500 mark for the first time, at 2,510.04.

July 22 – Palestinian cartoonist Naji Salim al-Ali is shot in London; he dies August 28.

July 25

The East Lancashire Railway, a heritage railway in the North West of England, is opened between Bury and Ramsbottom.

United States Secretary of Commerce Malcolm Baldrige, Jr. dies in a rodeo accident at a California ranch.

July 27 – Rick Astley releases hit single, Never Gonna Give You Up.

July 31

Four hundred pilgrims are killed in clashes between demonstrating Iranian pilgrims and Saudi Arabian security forces in Mecca.

Docklands Light Railway in London, the first driverless railway in Great Britain, is formally opened by Elizabeth II.

E! Launches as Movie Time.

An F4-rated tornado devastates eastern Edmonton, Alberta; hardest hit are an industrial park and a trailer park. 27 people are killed and hundreds injured, with hundreds more left homeless and jobless.

August[edit]

August 4

The World Commission on Environment and Development, also known as the Brundtland Commission, publishes its report, Our Common Future.

The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine, which had required radio and television stations to present alternative views on controversial issues.

August 7

The Colombian frigate Caldas enters Venezuelan waters near the Los Monjes Archipelago, sparking the Caldas frigate crisis between both nations.

American Lynne Cox becomes the first person to swim the Bering Strait, crossing from Little Diomede Island to Big Diomede in 2 hours and 5 minutes.

August 9 – Hoddle Street massacre in Australia: Julian Knight, 19, goes on a shooting rampage in the Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill, Victoria, killing 7 people and injuring 19 before surrendering to police.

August 14 – All the children held at Kai Lama, a rural property on Lake Eildon, Australia, run by the Santiniketan Park Association, are released after a police raid.

August 16

Northwest Airlines Flight 255 (a McDonnell Douglas MD-82) crashes on takeoff from Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan just west of Detroit killing all but one (4-year old Cecelia Cichan) of the 156 people on board.

The followers of the Harmonic Convergence claim it was observed around the world.

August 17 – Rudolf Hess is found dead in his cell in Spandau Prison. Hess, 93, is believed to have committed suicide by hanging himself with an electrical flex. He was the last remaining prisoner at the complex, which is soon demolished.

August 19

Hungerford massacre: Sixteen people die in the first British mass shooting carried out by Michael Ryan.

ABC News' chief Middle East correspondent Charles Glass escapes his Hezbollah kidnappers in Beirut, Lebanon, after 62 days in captivity.

The Order of the Garter is opened to women.

August 23 – The Hirvepark meeting is organized as the first unsanctioned political meeting in Soviet-occupied Estonia, in commemoration of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact.

September[edit]

 

Performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Index during Black Monday

September 2 – In Moscow, the trial begins for 19-year-old pilot Mathias Rust, who flew his Cessna airplane into Red Square in May.

September 3 – In a coup d'état in Burundi, President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza is deposed by Major Pierre Buyoya.

September 7–21 – The world's first conference on artificial life is held at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the United States.

September 13 – Goiânia accident: Metal scrappers open an old radiation source abandoned in a hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, causing the worst radiation accident ever in an urban area.

September 15 – Pope John Paul II arrives in Los Angeles for a two-day papal visit, his first one ever to the city, where he makes an arrival day speech to local leaders of the U.S. entertainment industry.

September 17 – At a small rally in New York City's Harlem district, televangelist Pat Robertson announces his candidacy for the 1988 Republican presidential nomination.

October[edit]

October 3 – The Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement is reached but still requires ratification. This agreement would be a precursor to NAFTA.

October 7 – Sikh nationalists declares the independence of Khalistan from India.

October 11 – The first National Coming Out Day is held in celebration of the second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

October 14–16 – The United States is caught up in a drama that unfolds on television as a young child named Jessica McClure falls down a well in Midland, Texas, and is later rescued.

October 15 – In Burkina Faso, a military coup was orchestrated by Blaise Compaoré against incumbent President Thomas Sankara.

 

October 16: aftermath of the Great Storm of 1987.

October 15–16 – Great Storm of 1987: Hurricane-force winds hit much of southern England, killing 23 people.

October 19

Black Monday: Stock market levels fall sharply on Wall Street and around the world.

US warships destroy two Iranian oil platforms in the Persian Gulf.

Two commuter trains collide head-on on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia; 102 are killed.

October 22 – The pilot of a British Aerospace BAE Harrier GR5 registered ZD325 accidentally ejects from his aircraft. The jet continues to fly until it runs out of fuel and crashes into the Irish Sea.[3]

October 23

Champion English jockey Lester Piggott is jailed for three years after being convicted of tax evasion.

On a vote of 58–42, the United States Senate rejects President Ronald Reagan's nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court.

October 25 – The Minnesota Twins won 4 games to 3 during the 1987 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 26 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average goes down 156.83 points.

November[edit]

 

November 18: King's Cross St. Pancras tube station catches fire.

November 1 – InterCity 125 breaks world diesel powered train speed record reaching 238 km/h (147.88 mph).

November 7

Zine El Abidine Ben Ali assumes the Presidency of Tunisia.

Lynne Cox swims between the Diomede Islands from the American Little Diomede Island to the Soviet Big Diomede Island.

November 8 – Enniskillen bombing: Twelve people are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb at a Remembrance Day service at Enniskillen.

November 12 – The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Mainland China opens in Beijing, near Tiananmen Square.

November 15 – In Brașov, Romania, workers rebel against the communist regime led by Nicolae Ceaușescu.

November 16 – The Parlatino Treaty of Institutionalization is signed.

November 17 – A tsunami hits the Gulf of Alaska.

November 18

The King's Cross fire on the London Underground kills 31 people and injures a further 100.

Iran–Contra affair: U.S. Senate and House panels release reports charging President Ronald Reagan with 'ultimate responsibility' for the affair.

November 22 – Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion – unknown perpetrators hijack the signal of WGN-TV for about 20 seconds, and WTTW for about 90 seconds, and displays a strange video of a man in a Max Headroom mask.

November 25 – Category 5 Typhoon Nina smashes the Philippines with 265 kilometres per hour (165 mph) winds and a devastating storm surge, causing destruction and 1,036 deaths.

November 28 – South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean off Mauritius, due to a fire in the cargo hold; the 159 passengers and crew perish.

November 29 – Korean Air Flight 858 is blown up over the Andaman Sea, killing 115 crew and passengers. North Korean agents are responsible for the bombing.

December[edit]

December – Fluoxetine, marketed as Prozac, is approved for use as an antidepressant in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration.

December 1

NASA announces the names of 4 companies awarded contracts to help build Space Station Freedom: Boeing Aerospace, General Electric's Astro-Space Division, McDonnell Douglas, and the Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell.

Queensland: Following a week of turmoil from his National Party of Australia colleagues, Joh Bjelke-Petersen resigns as Premier of Queensland. He is replaced by Mike Ahern, the only premier never to contest an election as premier.

December 2 – Hustler Magazine v. Falwell is argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.

December 7 – Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 crashes near Paso Robles, California, killing all 43 on board, after a disgruntled passenger shoots his ex-supervisor on the flight, then shoots both pilots.

December 8

Israeli–Palestinian conflict: The First Intifada begins in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

Queen Street massacre: In Melbourne, Australia, 22-year-old Frank Vitkovic kills 8 and injures another 5 in a Post Office building before committing suicide by jumping from the eleventh floor.

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C. by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. It later expires in 2019.

Alianza Lima air disaster: A Peruvian Navy Fokker F27 crashes near Ventanilla, Peru, killing 43.

December 9

General Rahimuddin Khan retires from the Pakistan Army, along with the cabinet of the country's military dictatorship.

Microsoft releases Windows 2.0. [importance?]

December 15 – Production I.G is founded by Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and Takayuki Goto.

December 17

Gustáv Husák resigns as General Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.

Mega Man is released in Japan.[importance?]

December 18

Square Co., Ltd. releases Final Fantasy in Japan for the Famicom.[importance?]

The Perl programming language is created by Larry Wall.

December 20 – In history's worst peacetime sea disaster, the passenger ferry MV Doña Paz sinks after colliding with the oil tanker Vector 1 in the Tablas Strait in the Philippines, killing an estimated 4,000 people (1,749 official).

December 21 – Turgut Özal of ANAP forms the new government of Turkey (46th government).

December 22 – In Zimbabwe, the political parties ZANU and ZAPU reach an agreement that ends the violence in the Matabeleland region known as the Gukurahundi.

December 29 – Kylie Minogue rises to global fame with her single "I Should Be So Lucky".

December 30 – Pope John Paul II issues the encyclical Sollicitudo rei socialis (On Social Concern).

Date unknown[edit]

Birth rates begin to fall as the Soviet Union collapses.[4]

Barry Minkow's "ZZZZ Best" Ponzi scheme in the United States unravels.

The first Starbucks Coffee stores outside Seattle are opened in Vancouver and Chicago.

BiCE Ristorante opens in New York, New York.[5]

Tinker Hatfield designs the Nike Air Max.

Thomas Knoll and John Knoll develop the first version of Photoshop.

Maglite introduces the 2AAA Mini Maglite flashlight, targeted for medical and industrial applications.[importance?]

Varroa destructor, an invasive parasite of honeybees, is found in the United States.

Births[edit]

Births

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

January[edit]

 

Shelley Hennig

 

Kristin Cavallari

 

Davide Astori

 

César Cielo

 

Naya Rivera

 

Evan Peters

 

Shane Long

 

Luis Suárez

 

Oksana Shachko

January 1 – Meryl Davis, American figure skater

January 2

Shelley Hennig, American actress

Lauren Storm, American actress

Loïc Rémy, French footballer

January 5

Jason Mitchell, American actor

Kristin Cavallari, American reality television star

Fabiola Guajardo, Mexican actress and model

January 6

Ndamukong Suh, American football player

Zhang Lin, Chinese swimmer

January 7

Davide Astori, Italian footballer (d. 2018)

Lambda García, Mexican actor

Lyndsy Fonseca, American actress

Sirusho, Armenian singer

January 8 – Freddie Stroma, English actor

January 9

Nicola Coughlan, Irish Actress

Lucas Leiva, Brazilian football player

Paolo Nutini, British singer

Pablo Santos, Mexican actor (d. 2006)

January 10

César Cielo, Brazilian swimmer

Vicente Guaita, Spanish footballer

January 11

Jamie Vardy, English footballer

Danuta Kozák, Hungarian sprint canoer

January 12

Naya Rivera, American actress

Andrei Buivolov, Russian football player

Will Rothhaar, American actor

January 13 – Jack Johnson, American hockey player

January 15

Jesus Luz, Brazilian model and DJ

Greg Inglis, Australian rugby league footballer

Tsegaye Kebede, Ethiopian long-distance runner

Kelly Kelly, American professional wrestler

Michael Seater, Canadian actor

January 16 – Jake Epstein, Canadian actor and singer

January 18

Zane Holtz, Canadian actor

Stefan Filipović, Montenegrin pop singer

January 19

İlhan Parlak, Turkish footballer

Arkadiy Vasilyev, Russian decathlete

January 20

Evan Peters, American actor

Pete Ploszek, American actor

Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle road racer (d. 2011)

January 21 – Pablo Caballero González, Uruguayan footballer

January 22 – Shane Long, Irish footballer

January 23 – The Avener, French deep house producer

January 24

Ruth Bradley, Irish television and film actress

Wayne Hennessey, Welsh football player

Luis Suárez, Uruguayan football player

January 25 – Jake Roper, American YouTuber and educator who is the third member of Vsauce

January 26

Andrew J. Ferchland, American actor

Sebastian Giovinco, Italian football player

Gojko Kačar, Serbian footballer

January 27

Lily Donaldson, British model

Katy Rose, American singer-songwriter

Kylie Sparks, American actress

Hannah Teter, American snowboarder

January 28

Katie Nolan, American sport personality and TV host

Misha Crosby, British actor

January 29

Ksenia Kahnovich, Russian model

Alex Murrel, American singer and actress

January 30

Becky Lynch, Irish professional wrestler

Lance Franklin, Australian rules footballer

Phil Lester, British YouTuber and former Radio 1 DJ

Arda Turan, Turkish footballer

January 31

Oksana Shachko, Ukrainian artist and human rights activist (d. 2018)

Marcus Mumford, English-American singer, songwriter and musician (Mumford & Sons)

February[edit]

 

Heather Morris

 

Ronda Rousey

 

Gerard Piqué

 

Darren Criss

 

Rose Leslie

 

Michael B. Jordan

 

Miles Teller

 

Ashley Greene

 

Ellen Page

February 1

Heather Morris, American actress and dancer

Costel Pantilimon, Romanian footballer

Giuseppe Rossi, Italian-American football player

Ronda Rousey, American martial arts expert and actress

February 2

Gerard Piqué, Barcelona and Spanish footballer

Victoria Song, Chinese pop singer (f(x)) and model

Martin Spanjers, American actor

Athena Imperial, Miss Philippines Earth 2011 winner

February 3 – Johan Dahlberg, Swedish architect

February 4 – Lucie Šafářová, Czech tennis player

February 5

Darren Criss, American singer and actor

Richard Rawson, English rapper and songwriter

Donald Sanford, American-Israeli Olympic sprinter

February 7

Kerli Kõiv, Estonian singer

Monika Brodka, Polish singer

February 8

Carolina Kostner, Italian figure skater

Jessica Jerome, American ski jumper

February 9

Rose Leslie, Scottish actress

Michael B. Jordan, American actor

Magdalena Neuner, German biathlete

February 10

Choi Siwon, South Korean recording artist

Poli Genova, Bulgarian singer

February 11 – Ellen van Dijk, Dutch road and track cycling world champion

February 13

Eljero Elia, Dutch footballer

Rau'shee Warren, American boxer

February 14

Edinson Cavani, Uruguayan footballer

José Miguel Cubero, Costa Rican footballer

February 15 – Alex Rodman, English footballer

February 16

Luc Bourdon, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (d. 2008)

Mauricio Henao, Colombian actor

Ryan Follesé, American singer; lead singer of pop-rock band Hot Chelle Rae

February 17 – Raffi Ahmad, Indonesian actor and comedian

February 18 – Carla Hernández, Mexican actress

February 20

Miles Teller, American actor

Daniella Pineda, American actress

February 21

Ashley Greene, American actress

Tuppence Middleton, English actress

Ellen Page, Canadian actress

February 22

Han Hyo-joo, South Korean actress

Sergio Romero, Argentine footballer

February 24

Tina Desai, Indian actress and model

Ulysses Cuadra, American actor and voice actor

February 25

Natalie Dreyfuss, American actress

Andrew Poje, Canadian figure skater

Eva Avila, Canadian singer-songwriter

February 26 – Johan Sjöstrand, Swedish handball player

February 27

Valeriy Andriytsev, Ukrainian wrestler

Scott Davies, English footballer

February 28 – Michelle Horn, American actress

March[edit]

 

Kesha

 

Devon Graye

 

Bow Wow

 

Emeli Sandé

 

Marco Andretti

 

Aislinn Derbez

 

AJ Lee

 

Polina Gagarina

March 1

Kesha, American singer

Navarone Garibaldi, American singer

March 3

Siddharth Bhardwaj, Indian VJ, model and actor

Shraddha Kapoor, Indian actress and singer

Elnur Hüseynov, Azerbaijani singer

March 4

Tamzin Merchant, English actress

Theódór Elmar Bjarnason, Icelandic footballer

March 5 – Anna Chakvetadze, Russian professional tennis player

March 6

Kevin-Prince Boateng, Ghanaian-German footballer

Hannah Taylor-Gordon, English actress

March 7 – Hatem Ben Arfa, Tunisian-French footballer

March 8

Devon Graye, American actor

Milana Vayntrub, American actress

March 9 – Bow Wow, African-American rapper

March 10

Martellus Bennett, American football player

Liu Shishi, Chinese actress

Emeli Sandé, Scottish recording artist and songwriter

March 11

Estefanía Villarreal, Mexican actress

Ngonidzashe Makusha, Zimbabwean sprinter and long jumper

March 12

Jessica Hardy, American swimmer

Teimour Radjabov, Azerbaijani chess player

Chris Stark, English radio DJ

March 13 – Marco Andretti, American IRL driver

March 14

Robert Clark, American-Canadian actor

Aravane Rezaï, Iranian-French tennis player

March 16

David Turley, League of Legends commentator

Alexandr Smyshlyaev, Russian freestyle skier

March 17

Federico Fazio, Argentine footballer

Rob Kardashian, American television personality, model, and talent manager

March 18

Aislinn Derbez, Mexican actress and model

Rebecca Soni, American swimmer

Gabriel Mercado, Argentine footballer

March 19

AJ Lee, American professional wrestler

Josie Loren, American actress

March 20 – João Alves de Assis Silva (Jô), Brazilian soccer player

March 21 – Yuri Ryazanov, Russian artistic gymnast (d. 2009)

March 22

Ike Davis, American baseball player

Alexander Shatilov, Israeli artistic gymnast

March 23

Alan Toovey, Australian Rules Football Premiership player

Kangana Ranaut, Indian actress and director

March 24

Josh Zeid, American baseball player

Juan Diego Covarrubias, Mexican actor

Shakib Al Hasan Bangladeshi international cricketer

March 25 – Nobunari Oda, Japanese figure skater

March 26 – YUI, Japanese singer-songwriter

March 27

Buster Posey, American baseball player

Polina Gagarina, Russian singer, songwriter, actress, and model

March 28

Kagney Linn Karter, American pornographic actress

Mary Kate Wiles, American actress

March 29 – Dénes Varga, Hungarian water polo player

March 31

Humpy Koneru, Indian chess grandmaster

Jeff Montalvo, Electronic music producer

April[edit]

 

Sarah Gadon

 

Jesse McCartney

 

Shay Mitchell

 

Joss Stone

 

Brooklyn Decker

 

Mike Manning

 

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

 

William Moseley

April 1

Mackenzie Davis, Canadian actress

Ding Junhui, Chinese snooker player

April 2

Marc Pugh, English footballer

Molly Smitten-Downes, British singer-songwriter

April 3

Benjamin Stone, British actor

Park Jung-min, South Korean singer (SS501)

Rachel Bloom, American actress

April 4

Océane Zhu, Chinese actress

Sami Khedira, German footballer

Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress

April 6 – Hilary Rhoda, American model

April 7 – Jack Johnson, American actor

April 8 – Royston Drenthe, Dutch footballer

April 9

Jesse McCartney, American singer and actor

Jazmine Sullivan, American recording artist

Pengiran Anak Sarah, wife of the Crown Prince of Brunei, Al-Muhtadee Billah

April 10

Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano

Shay Mitchell, Canadian actress and model

Jamie Renée Smith, American actress

April 11

Joss Stone, English musician

Lights Poxleitner, Canadian musician

Michelle Phan, American make-up demonstrator

April 12

Brendon Urie, American musician

Brooklyn Decker, American fashion model and actress

Mike Manning, American actor

Ilana Glazer, American comedian, writer and actress

April 15

Iyaz, British Virgin Islands singer

Samira Wiley, American actress and model

April 16 – Aaron Lennon, English footballer

April 17 – Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Canadian actress

April 18 − Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, English supermodel

April 19

Courtland Mead, American actor

Joe Hart, English footballer

Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player

Oksana Akinshina, Russian actress

April 20

John Patrick Amedori, American actor and musician

Anna Rossinelli, Swiss singer-songwriter

April 21

Sophie Rundle, English television and film actress

Lenira Santos, Cape Verdean sprinter

Anastasia Prikhodko, Ukrainian folk rock and traditional pop singer

April 22

David Luiz, Brazilian footballer

John Obi Mikel, Nigerian footballer

April 23 – Jaryd Lazar, American streamer who goes by the alias Summit1g

April 24 – Varun Dhawan, Indian actor

April 26 – Jessica Lee Rose, American actress

April 27

William Moseley, English actor

Anne Suzuki, Japanese actress

Alexandra Carter, Canadian voice actress

Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Canadian actress

April 28

Bradley Johnson, English footballer

Samantha Akkineni, Indian film actress and model

April 29

Sara Errani, Italian tennis player

Alicia Morton, American actress and singer

May[edit]

 

Aidy Bryant

 

Hunter Parrish

 

Candice King

 

Andy Murray

 

Arturo Vidal

 

Novak Djokovic

 

Brandi Cyrus

 

Bangs Garcia

 

Noah Reid

May 1

Matt Di Angelo, English actor

Shahar Pe'er, Israeli tennis player

May 2

Nana Kitade, Japanese singer

Pat McAfee, American football player

May 4

Anjeza Shahini, Albanian singer

Cesc Fàbregas, Spanish football player

Jorge Lorenzo, Spanish triple MotoGP world champion

Zbigniew Bartman, Polish volleyball player

May 5

Jessie Cave, English actress

Ian Michael Smith, American actor

May 6 – Moon Geun-young, Korean actress

May 7

Aidy Bryant, American actress and comedian

Asami Konno, Japanese singer

Maya Erskine, American actress

May 10

Allie Haze, American pornographic actress

Eileen April Boylan, American actress

May 11

Albulena Haxhiu, Kosovo Albanian politician

Enikő Mihalik, Hungarian model

May 12

Felipe Roque, Brazilian actor and model

David Foley, English footballer

May 13

Hunter Parrish, American actor and singer

Candice King, American actress and singer

Misha Gabriel, American dancer

May 15

Michael Brantley, American baseball player

Brian Dozier, American baseball player

Andy Murray, Scottish tennis player

May 16 – Can Bonomo, Turkish-Jewish singer

May 17 – Ott Lepland, Estonian singer

May 18 – Luisana Lopilato, Argentine actress and singer

May 20 – Fra Fee, Northern Irish actor and singer

May 22

Arturo Vidal, Chilean footballer

Novak Djokovic, Serbian tennis player

May 23 – Bray Wyatt, American professional wrestler

May 24

Jimena Barón, Argentine actress and singer

Déborah François, Belgian actress

May 25 – Nico Hillenbrand, German footballer

May 26

Tooji, Norwegian-Iranian singer, model and television host

Brandi Cyrus, American actress, singer and DJ

Bangs Garcia, Filipina actress

May 27

Bella Heathcote, Australian actress

José Cañas, Spanish footballer

May 29

Alessandra Torresani, American actress

Ak'Sent, American female rapper

Noah Reid, Canadian actor and musician

May 31

Curtis Williams, American actor

Shaun Fleming, American actor and musician

Meredith Hagner, American actress

June[edit]

 

Cássio Ramos

 

Diana DeGarmo

 

Kendrick Lamar

 

Rebecca Breeds

 

Niels Schneider

 

Joe Dempsie

 

Lionel Messi

 

Ed Westwick

June 2

Tobias Arlt, German Olympic luger

Sonakshi Sinha, Indian actress

June 3

Lalaine, American actress and singer

Masami Nagasawa, Japanese actress

Michelle Keegan, British actress

June 4

Mollie King, British singer

Tori Praver, American model and swimwear designer

Luisa Zissman, British TV personality

June 5 – Charlie Clements, British actor

June 6

Luo Zilin, Miss Universe China 2011 4th runner-up and model

Cássio Ramos, Brazilian footballer

June 9

Rheagan Wallace, American actress

James Maynard, British mathematician

June 10 – He Chong, Chinese diver

June 11

Dappy, English rapper

Didrik Solli-Tangen, Norwegian singer

Rie Tanaka, Japanese gymnast

June 12

Abbey Lee, Australian model

Antonio Barragán, Spanish footballer

June 13 – Gesaffelstein, French record producer

June 14

Cameron Russell, American model

Ross A. McGinnis, American soldier, posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor (d. 2006)

June 15 – Evan Kasprzak, American tap and theater jazz dancer

June 16

Kelly Blatz, American actor and singer

Diana DeGarmo, American singer and Broadway actress

Abby Elliott, American actress and comedian

Tobias Wendl, German Olympic luger

June 17

Nozomi Tsuji, Japanese singer

Kendrick Lamar, American rapper

Rebecca Breeds, Australian actress

June 18

Melanie Iglesias, American model and actress

Niels Schneider, French-Canadian actor

Zsuzsanna Tomori, Hungarian handball player

June 19 – Miho Fukuhara, Japanese singer

June 20

A-fu, Taiwanese singer and songwriter

Daiana Menezes, Brazilian actress, model, and television host

June 21

Mohd Hafiszuan Salehuddin, Malaysian footballer

Tomáš Jablonský, Czech football player

Khatia Buniatishvili, Georgian pianist

June 22

Joe Dempsie, English actor

Jerrod Carmichael, American stand-up comedian, actor and writer

June 23

Caitlin Rose, American country singer

Haley Strode, American actress

Guillaume Bonnafond, French road bicycle racer

Aaron Groom, Fijian rugby league footballer

Edward Holcroft, English actor

June 24

Lionel Messi, Argentine footballer

Josh Lillis, English footballer

Nicholas Robinson-Baker, English diver

June 25

Scott Terra, American actor

Anil Shetty, Indian entrepreneur, Author, activist and a motivational speaker

June 26 – Samir Nasri, French footballer

June 27

Ed Westwick, English actor

India de Beaufort, British actress

June 29

Gal Nevo, Israeli swimmer

Lewis Clinch, American basketball player

June 30 – Adi Alsaid, Mexican author

July[edit]

 

Cristina Vee

 

Sebastian Vettel

 

Veronica Wagner

 

Rebecca Sugar

 

AnnaLynne McCord

 

Mara Wilson

 

Alan Dawa Dolma

 

Genesis Rodriguez

July 1

Choe Kum-hui, North Korean platform diver

Ahn Jae-hyun, South Korean model and actor

Yoga Lin, Taiwanese singer

John Hathaway, English mixed martial artist

Mehmet Yağmur, Turkish basketball player

July 2

Esteban Granero, Spanish footballer

Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (d. 2008)

July 3

Murad Subay, Yemeni artist and political activist

Maximilian Mauff, German actor

Chris Hunter, American actor

Chad Broskey, American actor

Sebastian Vettel, German four-time Formula 1 world champion

July 4

Ater Majok, Sudanese basketball player

Jah Prayzah, Zimbabwean musician

Prajwal Devaraj, Indian film actor

July 5

David Halaifonua, Tongan rugby union player

Ji Chang-wook, South Korean actor

Mohd Safiq Rahim, Malaysian footballer

Chen Xiao, Chinese actor and model

July 6

Kate Nash, British singer-songwriter

Matt O'Leary, American actor

Caroline Trentini, Brazilian model

July 7

Julianna Guill, American actress

Veronica Wagner, Swedish artistic gymnast

Richie Steamboat, American professional wrestler

Mylène Mackay, Canadian actress

July 9

Yūta Furukawa, Japanese actor, songwriter, singer, dancer and model

Rebecca Sugar, American animator and creator of Steven Universe

Élodie Fontan, French actress

Ashlee Evans-Smith, American mixed martial artist

July 11

Cristina Vee, American voice actress

Maximilian Müller, German field hockey player

A. J. Locascio, American actor, voice actor, film director and film producer

July 12

Anarkali Akarsha, Sri Lankan actress, model, singer, TV Host and a politician

Tilian Pearson, American singer, songwriter, and musician

July 13

Eva Rivas, Russian-Armenian singer

Neil Denis, Canadian actor

July 14

Sara Canning, Canadian actress

Drew Fortier, American musician, songwriter, filmmaker, and actor

Larry Madowo, Kenyan journalist and news anchor

Peter Vives, Spanish actor, singer and classical pianist

Dan Reynolds, American singer and musician

July 15 – Fredric Jonson, Swedish footballer

July 16 – AnnaLynne McCord, American actress

July 17

Benedict Martin, Malaysian footballer

Jeremih, American recording artist and producer

July 19

Yan Gomes, Brazilian baseball player

Ho Ho Lun, Hong Kong wrestler

July 20 – Owen Cheung, Hong Kong actor

July 23

Luiz Gustavo, Brazilian footballer

Marta Pihan-Kulesza, Polish artistic gymnast

July 24 – Mara Wilson, American actress

July 25

Alan Dawa Dolma (better known as "Alan"), Chinese singer

Gor Sujyan, Armenian rock singer, lead singer of Dorians

Michael Welch, American actor

July 26

Miriam McDonald, Canadian actress and dancer

Evelina Sašenko-Statulevičienė, Lithuanian jazz singer of Polish-Ukrainian descent

July 27

Marek Hamšík, Slovak football player

Thomas Enevoldsen, Danish footballer

July 28

Sumire, Japanese fashion model (d. 2009)

Pedro, Spanish footballer

July 29

Alice Dellal, Brazilian-born British model

Genesis Rodriguez, American actress

July 30 – Elise Estrada, Canadian singer

July 31

Brittany Byrnes, Australian actress

Michael Bradley, American soccer player

August[edit]

 

Sidney Crosby

 

Ryan Lavarnway

 

James Buckley

 

Tim Tebow

 

Mischa Zverev

 

Blake Lively

 

Amy Macdonald

August 2 – Jessie Daniels, American actress, songwriter, and Christian musician

August 3

Kim Hyung-jun, South Korean singer, DJ (SS501)

Gary Medel, Chilean footballer

Zaquan Adha, Malaysian footballer

Brandon Peniche, Mexican actor

August 4

Jon Lilygreen, Welsh singer

Philip Younghusband, British-Filipino footballer

Sam Underwood, English actor

August 5

Lexi Belle, American porn actress

Adrian Petriw, Canadian actor and voice actor

Genelia D'Souza, Indian actress, model, and host

August 6

Aditya Narayan, Bollywood actor and singer

Joran van der Sloot, Dutch murder suspect

August 7

Sidney Crosby, Canadian hockey player

Ryan Lavarnway, American baseball player

August 8 – Katie Leung, Scottish actress

August 10 – Ari Boyland, New Zealand actor

August 11

Jonatas Faro, Brazilian actor and singer

Jemima West, Anglo-French actress

August 14

James Buckley, English actor

Tim Tebow, American football player

Johnny Gargano, American wrestler

Curt Hansen, American actor

August 15 – Sean McAllister, English footballer

August 16

Eri Kitamura, Japanese voice actress and singer[6]

Okieriete Onaodowan, Nigerian actor, known for originating the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the 2015 musical Hamilton

Carey Price, Canadian ice hockey goaltender

August 18 – Mika Boorem, American actress

August 19 – Nico Hülkenberg, German racing driver

August 20

Cătălina Ponor, Romanian gymnast

Tulus, Indonesian singer

August 21

Cody Kasch, American actor

Kim Kibum, South Korean singer and actor (Super Junior)

Anton Shipulin, Russian biathlete

August 22 – Mischa Zverev, German tennis player

August 24 – Anže Kopitar, Slovene ice hockey player

August 25

Stacey Farber, Canadian actress

Liu Yifei, Chinese actress

Blake Lively, American actress

Amy Macdonald, Scottish singer and songwriter

Rona Nishliu, Albanian Kosovar singer, radio presenter and humanitarian

Justin Upton, American baseball player

August 30 – Johanna Braddy, American actress

September[edit]

 

Evan Rachel Wood

 

Wiz Khalifa

 

Tyler Hoechlin

 

Elizabeth Henstridge

 

Danielle Panabaker

 

Tom Felton

 

Grey Damon

 

Hilary Duff

September 2

Mazin Elsadig, American actor

Scott Moir, Canadian figure skater

Spencer Smith, American musician

September 3 – James Neal, Canadian ice hockey player

September 4 – Maryna Linchuk, Belarusian model

September 5 – Jeremy Vuolo, American former soccer

September 6 – Anna Pavlova, Russian artistic gymnast

September 7

Evan Rachel Wood, American actress and singer

Aleksandra Wozniak, Canadian tennis player

September 8

Ray Fisher, American actor

Wiz Khalifa, American rapper

Alexandre Bilodeau, Canadian freestyle skier

September 9

Clayton Snyder, American actor

Afrojack, Dutch DJ and music producer

Milan Stanković, Serbian pop-folk singer

September 10

Paul Goldschmidt, American baseball player

Alex Saxon, American actor

September 11

Susianna Kentikian, German-Armenian boxer

Tyler Hoechlin, American actor

Elizabeth Henstridge, English actress

September 13

G.NA, Canadian singer

Erin Way, American actress

September 14 – Chad Duell, American actor

September 15

Aly Cissokho, French footballer

Christian Cooke, English actor

September 16

Anthony Padilla, Internet comedian

Daren Kagasoff, American actor

Travis Wall, American actor

Heather Rae Young, American model and actress and Playboy playmate of the month for February 2010

September 17 – Augustus Prew, English actor

September 19 – Danielle Panabaker, American actress

September 20

Jack Lawless, American musician

Sarah Natochenny, American actress and voice actress

September 21 – Ryan Guzman, American actor

September 22

Teyonah Parris, American actress

Tom Felton, English actor

September 23

Skylar Astin, American actor

Shannon Chan-Kent, Canadian actress and voice actress

September 24

Brit Morgan, American film and television actress

Grey Damon, American actor

Spencer Treat Clark, American actor

Matthew Connolly, English footballer

September 25 – Monica Niculescu, Romanian tennis player

September 26 – Jang Keun Suk, South Korean actor, singer and model

September 28 – Hilary Duff, American actress and singer

September 29

Kyle Riabko, Canadian pop singer, guitarist

David Del Rio, American actor

Anaïs Demoustier, French actress

September 30

Ramy Ashour, Egyptian squash player

Aida Garifullina, Russian operatic soprano

Elanne Kong, Hong Kong actress and singer

Denise Laurel, Filipina actress and singer

October[edit]

 

Matthew Daddario

 

Christopher Larkin

 

Zuleyka Rivera

 

Jay Pharoah

 

Zac Efron

 

Frank Ocean

 

Cleopatra Coleman

October 1

Stuart Lafferty, American actor

Matthew Daddario, American actor

October 2

Christopher Larkin, American actor

Phil Kessel, American professional ice hockey forward

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., American stock car driver

October 3 – Zuleyka Rivera, Puerto Rican beauty queen who held the titles Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006 and Miss Universe 2006

October 4

Marina Weisband, German politician

Daniel Anthony, English actor

October 6 – Samuel, American musician

October 7 – Aiden English, American professional wrestler[importance?]

October 8

Aya Hirano, Japanese voice actress and singer

Griffin Frazen, American actor

October 9 – Melissa Villaseñor, American actress and comedian

October 11 – Ariella Käslin, Swiss artistic gymnast

October 12 – Besian Idrizaj, Austrian footballer

October 14 – Jay Pharoah, American actor

October 15

Chantal Strand, Canadian actress and voice actress

Mizuho Sakaguchi, Japanese woman footballer

Qiao Renliang, Chinese actor and singer (d. 2016)

October 16

Seungho, South Korean pop singer (MBLAQ)

Zhao Liying, Chinese actress

October 17 – Bea Alonzo, Filipino actress

October 18

Zac Efron, American actor and singer

Freja Beha Erichsen, Danish model

October 20 – Levy Li, Miss Malaysia Universe 2008

October 22

Kain O'Keeffe, Australian actor

Donny Montell, Lithuanian singer-songwriter

October 23 – Miyuu Sawai, Japanese actress

October 24 – Charlie White, American figure skater

October 27

Thelma Aoyama, Japanese singer

Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player (year of birth disputed)

October 28

Frank Ocean, American singer and rapper

Na Yeon Choi, South Korean female professional golfer

October 29

Makoto Ogawa, Japanese singer

Cleopatra Coleman, Australian actress

November[edit]

 

Kevin Jonas

 

Samantha Droke

 

Giles Matthey

 

Dimitri Leonidas

 

Jake Abel

 

Karen Gillan

November 1

Bruce Irvin, American football player

Ileana D'Cruz, Indian actress

November 3

Ty Lawson, American basketball player

Colin Kaepernick, American football player

Kyle Seager, American baseball player

Elizabeth Smart, American kidnap survivor

Gemma Ward, Australian model

November 4 – T.O.P, Korean rapper

November 5 – Kevin Jonas, American actor and singer-songwriter

November 6

Ana Ivanovic, Serbian tennis player

G.O, South Korean singer (MBLAQ)

November 7 – Rachele Brooke Smith, American actress and dancer

November 8

Samantha Droke, American actress

Maryjun Takahashi, Japanese model and actress

Mohd Faiz Subri, Malaysian footballer

November 10

Charles Hamilton, American rapper and record producer

Jessica Tovey, Australian actress

November 11

Ludi Lin, Chinese-Canadian actor

Yuya Tegoshi, Japanese singer (NEWS, Tegomass)

Giles Matthey, British-Australian actor

November 12

Jason Day, Australian golfer

Kengo Kora, Japanese actor

Juan José Ballesta, Spanish actor

November 14

Brian Gleeson, Irish actor

Dimitri Leonidas, English actor

November 18

Jake Abel, American actor

Daniella Mastricchio, Argentine actress

November 20 – Amelia Rose Blaire, American actress

November 22 – Mauro Nespoli, Italian archer

November 23

Ryan Lane, American actor

Kasia Struss, Polish model

Snooki, American television personality

November 24

Elena Satine, American film actress and singer

Jeremain Lens, Dutch footballer

November 25 – Dolla, American rapper (d. 2009)

November 26 – Kat DeLuna, American singer

November 27 – Lashana Lynch, English actress

November 28 – Karen Gillan, Scottish actress

November 30

Christel Khalil, American actress

Dougie Poynter, English musician (McFly)

Ian Hecox, Internet comedian

December[edit]

 

Michael Angarano

 

Jack DeSena

 

Aaron Carter

 

Michael Socha

 

Karim Benzema

 

Thomas Dekker

 

Iain De Caestecker

December 2

Isaac Promise, Nigerian footballer (d. 2019)

Teairra Marí, American singer

December 3

Michael Angarano, American actor

Alicia Sacramone, American gymnast

December 4

Dree Hemingway, American model and actress

Orlando Brown, American actor, singer, and comedian

December 6 – Jack DeSena, American actor and voice actor

December 7

Aaron Carter, American singer and actor

Ashley Cheadle, Australian actress

December 8

Aria Curzon, American actress

Susanne Riesch, German alpine skier

December 9 – Hikaru Nakamura, American chess grandmaster

December 10 – Gonzalo Higuaín, Argentine footballer

December 11 – Clifton Geathers, American football player

December 12

Lao Lishi, Chinese diver

Kate Todd, Canadian actress

Hila Klein, Israeli-American co-founder of the H3H3 comedy and podcast franchise

December 13

Michael Socha, English actor

Rachel Anne Daquis, Filipino volleyball player

December 15 – Josh Norman, American football player

December 16

Hallee Hirsh, American actress

Mame Biram Diouf, Senegalese footballer

December 17

Bo Guagua, Chinese princeling and son of former official Bo Xilai

Chelsea Manning, American whistleblower

December 18

Miki Ando, Japanese figure skater

Ayaka, Japanese singer

Yuki Furukawa, Japanese actor

December 19

Karim Benzema, French footballer

Ronan Farrow, American activist

Fábio Audi, Brazilian actor and producer

December 20

Alana Grace, American singer and actress

Michihiro Yasuda, Japanese football player

Winston Marshall, British musician (Mumford & Sons)

December 21

Ryza Cenon, Filipino actress

Valerie Concepcion, Filipino actress

December 22 – Lisa Andreas, English singer of Cypriot descent

December 25

LJ Reyes, Filipino actress

Demaryius Thomas, American football player

December 27 – Lily Cole, British model

December 28

Taylor Ball, American actor

Thomas Dekker, American actor

Hannah Tointon, English actress

Adam Gregory, American actor

December 29

Katie Blair, American actress, model and beauty queen

Iain De Caestecker, Scottish actor

December 31

Javaris Crittenton, American basketball player

Seydou Doumbia, Ivorian football player

Émilie Le Pennec, French gymnast

Deaths[edit]

Deaths

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

 

January[edit]

 

Håkan Malmrot

 

Ray Bolger

 

Norman McLaren

January 1 – Lloyd Haynes, American actor and television writer (b. 1934)

January 6

Harry D. Payne, American architect (b. 1891)

Margaret Danhauser, American female professional baseball player (b. 1921)

January 9 – Arthur Lake, American actor, Dagwood Bumstead in Blondie (b. 1905)

January 10 – Håkan Malmrot, Swedish Olympic swimmer (b. 1900)

January 14 – Douglas Sirk, German-born film director, Hollywood melodramas Magnificent Obsession, All That Heaven Allows, Written on the Wind, Imitation of Life (b. 1897)

January 15 – Ray Bolger, American actor, singer, and dancer. Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (b. 1904)

January 16

Joyce Jameson, American actress, 'Skippy' in The Andy Griffith Show, and 'The Blonde' in The Apartment (b. 1932)

Joseph Urner, American sculptor, painter and etcher born in Frederick, Maryland (b. 1898)

Earl Wilson, American journalist (b. 1907)

January 19 – Gerald Brenan, British writer and Hispanist (b. 1894)

January 21 – Charles Goodell, American politician (b. 1926)

January 22 – Budd Dwyer, American politician (b. 1939)

January 24 – Ruth Bird, English historian and schoolteacher (b. 1899)

January 25

Asim Ferhatović, Yugoslav football player (b. 1933)

Nahuel Moreno, Argentine Trotskyist leader (b. 1924)

January 27

Allan V. Cox, American geologist (b. 1926)

Norman McLaren, Canadian animator and director, Best Documentary Oscar winner Neighbours (b. 1914)

January 28 – Galo Plaza, Ecuadorian statesman, 29th President of Ecuador (b. 1906)

January 29 – Emvin Cremona, Maltese artist (b. 1919)

January 31 – Yves Allégret, French film director, Oscar nomination for The Proud and the Beautiful screenplay. Husband of Simone Signoret (b. 1905)

February[edit]

 

Prince Takamatsu

 

Liberace

 

Hans Rosenthal

 

Mark Ashton

 

Andy Warhol

 

James Coco

February 2

Alistair MacLean, British writer (b. 1922)

Carlos José Castilho, Brazilian football goalkeeper (b. 1927)

February 3

Donald Aronow, creator of the Cigarette Boat (b. 1927)

Prince Takamatsu, younger brother of Japanese Emperor Hirohito (b. 1905)

February 4 – Liberace, American pianist, singer and actor (b. 1919)

February 5

Otto Wöhler, serving during World War I and World War II (b. 1894)

William Collier Jr., American actor, Cimarron, Little Caesar (b. 1902)

February 7 – Claudio Villa, Italian singer (b. 1926)

February 10

Robert O'Brien, American racing driver (b. 1908)

Hans Rosenthal, German radio editor, director, and radio and television host (b. 1925)

February 11 – Mark Ashton, Irish gay rights activist (b. 1960)

February 14 – Dmitry Kabalevsky, Russian composer (b. 1904)

February 19 – Sir Hugh Greene, British television executive (b. 1910)

February 20 – Lev Russov, Russian painter (b. 1926)

February 22

David Susskind, American producer and host (b. 1920)

Andy Warhol, American artist, director, writer (b. 1928)

Glenway Wescott, American novelist (b. 1901)

February 24 – Jim Connors, American radio personality (b. 1940)

February 25

James Coco, American actor, the unemployed actor in Only When I Laugh, and Sancho Panza in Man of La Mancha (b. 1930)

Elisabeth Coit, American architect (b. 1897)

Dame Florence Cayford, Labour politician in London (b. 1897)

John Collin, English actor, Detective Sergeant Haggar in Z-Cars (b. 1931)

E. D. Nixon, African-American civil rights leader (b. 1899)

February 26 – Domingo Arechiga, American educator (b. 1926)

February 27 – Joan Greenwood, English actress (b. 1921)

February 28 – Stephen Tennant, British aristocrat and playboy (b. 1906)

March[edit]

 

Randolph Scott

 

Danny Kaye

 

Robert Preston

March 1 – Freddie Green, American jazz musician (b. 1911)

March 2 – Randolph Scott, American actor (b. 1898)

March 3 – Danny Kaye, American singer, actor, and comedian (b. 1911)

March 7 – Waldo Salt, American screenwriter (b. 1914)

March 10 − George Glamack, American basketball player (b. 1919)

March 11 – Joe Gladwin, English actor (b. 1906)

March 12 – Woody Hayes, football coach at The Ohio State University (b. 1913)

March 13

Bernhard Grzimek, German zoo director and zoologist (b. 1909)

Gerald Moore, English pianist (b. 1899)

March 15 – W. Sterling Cole, American politician, first Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (b. 1904)

March 17 – Antonio Lopez, American fashion illustrator (b. 1943)

March 19 – Louis de Broglie, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)

March 21

Robert Preston, American actor (b. 1918)

Dean Paul Martin, American pop singer and film and television actor (b. 1951)

March 22 – Joan Shawlee, American actress (b. 1926)

March 26

Walter Abel, American actor (b. 1898)

Georg Muche, German painter, printmaker, architect, author, and teacher (b. 1895)

Eugen Jochum, German conductor (b. 1902)

March 27 – Stane Kavčič, 6th Prime Minister of Slovenia (b. 1919)

March 28

Maria von Trapp, Austrian singer (b. 1905)

Patrick Troughton, British actor (b. 1920)

Alphonse Alley, Beninese military officer, former Head of State of Dahomey (b. 1930)

April[edit]

 

Leabua Jonathan

 

Erskine Caldwell

 

Dick Shawn

April 1 – Henri Cochet, French tennis champion (b. 1901)

April 2

Wang Renmei, Chinese actress and singer (b. 1914)

Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer (b. 1917)

Trevor Hockey, Welsh footballer (b. 1943)

April 3 – Tom Sestak, American football player (b. 1936)

April 4 – C. L. Moore, American writer (b. 1911)

April 5 – Leabua Jonathan, 2nd Prime Minister of Lesotho (b. 1914)

April 8 – Anni Frind, German lyric soprano (b. 1900)

April 11

Erskine Caldwell, American writer (b. 1903)

Kent Taylor, American actor (b. 1907)

Primo Levi, Italian chemist and writer (b. 1919)

April 12 – Mike Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)

April 13 – Dennis Allen (b. 1951), Australian criminal and drug dealer, eldest son of Kath Pettingill

April 15 – Masatoshi Nakayama, Japanese Karate Master (b. 1913)

April 17

Carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (b. 1950)

Cornelius Van Til, Dutch Christian philosopher, Reformed theologian, and presuppositional apologist (b. 1895)

Dick Shawn, American actor (b. 1923)

April 19

Hugh Brannum, American actor (b. 1910)

Milt Kahl, Animator for the Disney Studio (b. 1909)

Antony Tudor, English dancer and choreographer (b. 1908)

Antonio Quarantotto, Italian freestyle swimmer (b. 1897)

Maxwell D. Taylor, American general and diplomat (b. 1901)

April 21 – Sylvia Lefkovitz, Canadian artist (b. 1924)

April 24 – Josephine Bell, English physician and writer (b. 1897)

April 26

Bill Amos, American college football player and coach (b. 1898)

John Silkin, British politician (b. 1923)

April 28 – Ben Linder, American engineer (b. 1959)

May[edit]

 

Dalida

 

Rita Hayworth

May 1 – Paul Geidel, longest serving American prison inmate (b. 1894)

May 3 – Dalida, French rock musician (b. 1933)

May 4

Paul Butterfield, American musician (b. 1942)

Cathryn Damon, American actress (b. 1930)

May 6 – William J. Casey, American Central Intelligence Agency director (b. 1913)

May 7 – Colin Blakely, Irish actor (b. 1930)

May 8 – Sir James Plimsoll, Australian public servant (b. 1917)

May 9 – Thodoros Kefalopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1894)

May 14 – Rita Hayworth, American actress (b. 1918)

May 17 – Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)

May 19 – James Tiptree, Jr., American author (b. 1915)

May 21 – Alejandro Rey, Argentine actor (b. 1930)

May 24 – Hermione Gingold, English actress (b. 1897)

May 26 – Emiliana de Zubeldia, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1888)

May 27

Colin McCahon, New Zealand artist (b. 1919)

John Howard Northrop, American biochemist (b. 1891)

May 29 – Charan Singh, 5th Prime Minister of India (b. 1902)

May 31 – John Abraham, Indian film director (b. 1937)

June[edit]

 

Hermione Gingold

 

Fred Astaire

 

Jackie Gleason

June 1

Errol Barrow, Caribbean statesman, 1st Prime Minister of Barbados (b. 1920)

Rashid Karami, Lebanese statesman, 21st Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1921)

June 2

Sammy Kaye, American bandleader and songwriter (b. 1910)

Andrés Segovia, Spanish guitarist (b. 1893)

June 3 – Will Sampson, American actor (b. 1933)

June 6 – Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor (b. 1922)

June 9 – Madge Kennedy, American actress (b. 1891)

June 10

Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (suicide) (b. 1943)

Gordon Fox Rule, Anglo-Brazilian First World War flying ace (b. 1898)

June 11 – Ralph Guldahl, American golf champion (b. 1911)

June 13

Vera Caspary, American screenwriter, novelist, playwright (b. 1899)

Geraldine Page, American actress (b. 1924)

June 17 – Dick Howser, American baseball player and manager (b. 1936)

June 20 – Salim Ali, Indian ornithologist and naturalist (b. 1896)

June 22

Fred Astaire, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1899)

John Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (b. 1907)

Joseph Meyer, American songwriter (b. 1894)

Mow Pang Tzu, Republic of China air force general (b. 1904)

June 24 – Jackie Gleason, American actor and comedian (b. 1916)

June 26

Oluf Berntsen, Danish fencer (b. 1891)

Gerhard Wagner, German naval officer, and the last Rear Admiral of the Federal Navy (b. 1898)

June 27 – Billy Snedden, Australian politician (b. 1926)

June 30 – Federico Mompou, Spanish composer and pianist (b. 1893)

July[edit]

 

Abdul Halim

 

Yujiro Ishihara

 

Richard Egan

July 2 – Michael Bennett, American theater director and choreographer (b. 1943)

July 3 – Viola Dana, American actress (b. 1897)

July 4

Edward Addison, electrical engineering (b. 1898)

Abdul Halim, Indonesian politician, 4th Prime Minister of Indonesia (b. 1911)

July 8 – Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (b. 1896)

July 10 – John Hammond, American record producer (b. 1910)

July 11

Joe Bennett, American baseball player (b. 1900)

Tom Waddell, American sportsman and competitor (b. 1937)

July 12 – Joseph Burns, Major League Baseball outfielder (b. 1889)

July 15 – Alfie Bass, British actor (b. 1916)

July 16 – Pierre Lardinois, Belgian politician (b. 1924)

July 17

Kristjan Palusalu, Estonian wrestler (b. 1908)

Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (b. 1934)

July 20 – Richard Egan, American actor (b. 1921)

July 22

Jack Lescoulie, American actor (b. 1917)

Don McMahon, American baseball player (b. 1930)

July 26

Kenneth Muse, American animator (b. 1910)

Hugh Wheeler, English playwright and librettist (b. 1912)

July 27 – Travis Jackson, American baseball player (New York Giants) and member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1904)

July 28 – Jack Renshaw, Australian politician, former Premier of New South Wales (b. 1909)

July 31 – Joseph E. Levine, American film producer (b. 1905)

August[edit]

 

Rudolf Hess

 

Hayden Rorke

 

John Huston

 

Lee Marvin

August 1 – Pola Negri, Polish born actress (b. 1897)

August 2 – Abu Sayeed Chowdhury, 2nd President of Bangladesh (b. 1921)

August 4 – Ellen Liiger, Estonian actress (b. 1918)

August 5 – Anatoli Papanov, Soviet stage, film and voice actor (b. 1922)

August 6

Léon Noël, French diplomat, politician and historian (b. 1888)

Ira C. Eaker, World War II United States Army Air Forces general (b. 1896)

August 7

Camille Chamoun, 7th President of Lebanon (b. 1900)

Nobusuke Kishi, Japanese politician, 37th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1896)

August 8 – Juan Antonio Yanes, Venezuelan professional baseball pioneer (b. 1902)

August 9 – Terrence Michael Walsh, Australian singer, known as Johnny Dole (b. 1953)

August 10

Prince Yamashina Takehiko (b. 1898)

Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1893)

Edmund Germer, German electrical engineer and inventor (b. 1901)

August 11 – Clara Peller, American actress (b. 1902)

August 12 – Crystal Bennett, British archaeologist, pioneering researcher on Jordan (b. 1918)

August 16

Nick Vanos, American basketball player (b. 1918)

Andrei Mironov, Soviet theatre and film actor (b. 1941)

August 17

Rudolf Hess, German Nazi official (b. 1894)

Clarence Brown, American film director (b. 1890)

Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (b. 1902)

August 19

Hayden Rorke, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie) (b. 1910)

Bruno Vogel, German pacifist and writer. (b. 1898)

Harold Sherman, American author, lecturer and psychical researcher. (b. 1898)

August 24 – Bayard Rustin, American civil rights activist (b. 1912)

August 25 – Fernando Ramos da Silva, Brazilian actor, known as Pixote (b. 1967)

August 26 – Georg Wittig, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

August 27 – Charlie Smalls, American composer and songwriter (b. 1943)

August 28 – John Huston, American film director, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1906)

August 29 – Lee Marvin, American actor (b. 1924)

September[edit]

 

Lorne Greene

 

Peter Tosh

 

Américo Tomás

 

Einar Gerhardsen

 

Jaco Pastorius

 

Mary Astor

September 1 – Gerhard Fieseler, German World War I flying ace, aerobatics champion, and aircraft designer and manufacturer (b. 1896)

September 2 – Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean, President of Argentina (1982) (b. 1926)

September 3 – Rusty Wescoatt, American actor (b. 1911)

September 4

Bill Bowes, British cricketer (b. 1908)

Richard Marquand, Welsh film director (b. 1937)

September 11

Lorne Greene, Canadian actor, radio personality and singer (b. 1915)

Peter Tosh, Jamaican singer and musician (b. 1944)

September 12

J. Lawton Collins, American general (b. 1896)

John Qualen, Canadian actor (b. 1899)

September 13 – Mervyn LeRoy, American film producer and director (b. 1900)

September 15 – Trygve Dalseg, America Norwegian marketing agent (b. 1898)

September 16 – Howard Moss, American poet, dramatist, and critic (b. 1922)

September 17

Harry Locke, British character actor (b. 1913)

Vladimir Basov, Soviet actor, film director and screenwriter (b. 1923)

September 18 – Américo Tomás, 13th President of Portugal (b. 1894)

September 19 – Einar Gerhardsen, former Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1897)

September 20

Michael Stewart, American playwright and librettist for the stage (b. 1924)

Holly Glynn, former unidentified decedent (b. 1966)

September 21 – Jaco Pastorius, American bassist (b. 1951)

September 22

Carman Maxwell, American animator and voice actor (b. 1902)

Hákun Djurhuus, 4th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1908)

Dan Rowan, American comedian (b. 1922)

Hédi Váradi, Hungarian actress (b. 1929)

September 23

Bob Fosse, American theater choreographer and director (b. 1927)

Erland Van Lidth De Jeude, Dutch-born wrestler, opera singer and actor (b. 1953)

September 25

Mary Astor, American actress (b. 1906)

Harry Holtzman, American abstract artist (b. 1912)

Emlyn Williams, British actor (b. 1905)

September 29 – Henry Ford II, president of Ford Motor Company (b. 1917)

September 30

Alfred Bester, American author (b. 1913)

Herbert Sobel, US Army officer, made famous by Band of Brothers (b. 1912)

October[edit]

 

Clare Boothe Luce

 

William P. Murphy

 

Alf Landon

 

Fahri Korutürk

 

Woody Herman

October 2

Madeleine Carroll, British act

1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1987th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 987th year of the 2nd millennium, the 87th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1980s decade.

 

Events

January[edit]

January 2 – Chadian–Libyan conflict – Battle of Fada: The Chadian army destroys a Libyan armoured brigade.

January 3 – Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

January 4 – 1987 Maryland train collision: An Amtrak train en route from Washington, D.C. to Boston collides with Conrail engines at Chase, Maryland, killing 16.

January 5 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan undergoes prostate surgery, causing speculation about his physical fitness to continue in office.

January 8 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes for the first time above 2,000, gaining 8.30 to close at 2,002.25.

January 13 – New York mafiosi Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno and Carmine Peruccia are sentenced to 100 years in prison for racketeering.

January 15 – Hu Yaobang, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, is forced into retirement by political conservatives.

January 16 – León Febres Cordero, president of Ecuador, is kidnapped by followers of imprisoned general Frank Vargas, who successfully demand the latter's release.

January 20 – Terry Waite, the special envoy of the Archbishop of Canterbury in Lebanon, is kidnapped in Beirut (released November 1991).

January 22 – Pennsylvania Treasurer Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself with a revolver during a televised press conference after being found guilty on charges of bribery, fraud, conspiracy, and racketeering.

January 28 – The U.S. State Department invalidates US passports for travel to or through Lebanon due to security concerns. The ban was lifted in 1997. [1]

January 29 – William J. Casey ends his term as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

January 31 – The last Ohrbach's department store closes in New York City after 64 years of operation.

February[edit]

February 11

British Airways is privatised and listed on the London Stock Exchange.

The new Constitution of the Philippines goes into effect. This new constitution adds Spanish and Arabic as optional languages of the Philippines.

February 20 – A second Unabomber bomb explodes at a Salt Lake City computer store, injuring the owner.

February 23 – SN 1987A, the first "naked-eye" supernova since 1604, is observed.

February 25 – Beginning of the Phosphorite War protest movement in Soviet-occupied Estonia.

February 26 – Iran–Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes U.S. President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his National Security Council staff.

March[edit]

March 2 – American Motors is acquired by the Chrysler Corporation.

March 3 – Eazy-E's first song, Boyz-n-the-Hood, was released.

March 4 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses the American people on the Iran–Contra affair, acknowledging that his overtures to Iran had "deteriorated" into an arms-for-hostages deal.

 

MS Herald of Free Enterprise before its capsizing on March 6.

March 6 – Zeebrugge disaster: Roll-on/roll-off cross-channel ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes off Zeebrugge harbor in Belgium; 193 people die.

March 7 – 1987 Lieyu massacre: Republic of China Army execute 19 unarmed Vietnamese refugees on Donggang beach, Lieyu, Kinmen off Mainland China.

March 9 – U2's album The Joshua Tree was released.

March 18 – Woodstock of physics: The marathon session of the American Physical Society's meeting features 51 presentations concerning the science of high-temperature superconductors.

March 20 – AZT is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for use in the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

March 24 – Michael Eisner, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, and French Prime Minister and future President of France, Jacques Chirac, sign the agreement to construct the 4,800 acres (19 km2) Euro Disney Resort (now called Disneyland Paris) and to develop the Val d'Europe area of the new town Marne-la-Vallée in Paris, France.

March 29

The World Wrestling Federation (later WWE) produces WrestleMania III from the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. The event is particularly notable for the record attendance of 93,173, the largest recorded attendance for a live indoor sporting event in North America until February 14, 2010, when the 2010 NBA All-Star Game has an attendance of 108,713 at AT&T Stadium.

A hybrid solar eclipse was the second hybrid solar eclipse in less than one year, the first being on 1986 October 3. It was annular visible in southern Argentina, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Sudan (part of the path of annularity crossed today's South Sudan), Ethiopia, Djibouti and northern Somalia and total visible in Atlantic Ocean, lasting just 7.57 seconds.

March 30 – The 59th Academy Awards take place in Los Angeles, with Platoon winning Best Picture.

March 31 – Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, conducts a 45-minute interview on Soviet television.

April[edit]

April 3 – Showboat Casino Hotel first opens in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

April 13 – The governments of the Portuguese Republic and the People's Republic of China sign an agreement in which Macau will be returned to China in 1999.

April 18 – The New York Islanders defeat the Washington Capitals 3 to 2 in Game 7 of their Patrick Division Semifinal series. Pat LaFontaine scored the winning goal at 8:47 of the 4th overtime in a game known as the Easter Epic.

April 19 – The Simpsons cartoon first appears as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show.

April 21 – In Colombo, Sri Lanka, The Central Bus Station Bombing kills 113 civilians.

April 25 – Wicked City was released in theaters by Japan Home Video in Japan.

April 27 – The United States Department of Justice declares incumbent Austrian president Kurt Waldheim an "undesirable alien".

April 30 – Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the Provincial Premiers agree on principle to the Meech Lake Accord which would bring Quebec into the constitution.

May[edit]

May 8 – Loughgall ambush: A 24-man unit of the British Army Special Air Service (SAS) ambushed eight members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) as they mounted an attack on a Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) barracks. All IRA members were killed as well as one civilian.

May 9 – A Soviet-made Ilyushin Il-62 airliner, operated by LOT Polish Airlines, crashes into a forest just outside Warsaw, killing all 183 people on board.

May 11 – Klaus Barbie goes on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during World War II.

May 14 – Lieutenant Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka executes a bloodless coup in Fiji.

May 17 – USS Stark is hit by two Iraqi-owned Exocet AM39 air-to-surface missiles killing 47 sailors.

May 22

The Hashimpura massacre occurs in Meerut, India.

The first ever Rugby World Cup kicks off with New Zealand playing Italy at Eden Park, Auckland.

May 24 – At age 47 and just 5 days before his 48th birthday, Al Unser Sr. became the oldest winner of the Indianapolis 500 and only the second driver to win the event four times.

May 27 – In one of the densest concentrations of humanity in history, a crowd of 800,000+ packed shoulder-to-shoulder onto the Golden Gate Bridge and its approaches for its 50th Anniversary celebration.

May 28 – Eighteen-year-old West German pilot Mathias Rust evades Soviet air defenses and lands a private plane on Red Square in Moscow. He is immediately detained (released on August 3, 1988).

May 31 – The Edmonton Oilers defeat the Philadelphia Flyers four games to three to win the Stanley Cup. Flyers' goalie Ron Hextall would win the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs despite the team's loss in the finals.

June[edit]

June 3 – The Vanuatu Labour Party is founded.

June 8 – The New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act is passed, the first of its kind in the world.

June 11 – The Conservative Party of the United Kingdom, led by Margaret Thatcher, is re-elected for a third term at the 1987 general election.

June 12 – During a visit to Berlin, Germany, U.S. President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

June 17 – With the death of the last individual, the dusky seaside sparrow becomes extinct.

June 19

Teddy Seymour is officially designated the first black man to sail around the world, when he completes his solo sailing circumnavigation in Frederiksted, St. Croix, of the United States Virgin Islands.

Edwards v. Aguillard: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that a Louisiana law requiring that creation science be taught in public schools whenever evolution is taught is unconstitutional.

Hipercor bombing: the Basque terrorist group ETA perpetrate a car-bomb attack at an Hipercor market in Barcelona, killing 21 and hurting 45.

June 27 – A commercial HS 748 (Philippine Airlines Flight 206) crashes near Baguio City, Philippines, killing 50.

June 28

Iraqi warplanes drop mustard-gas bombs on the Iranian town of Sardasht in two separate bombing rounds, on four residential areas. This is the first time a civilian town was targeted by chemical weapons.

An accidental explosion at the Hohenfels Training Area in West Germany kills 3 U.S. troops.

June 29 – South Korean president Roh Tae-woo makes a speech promising a wide program of nationwide reforms, the result of the June Democracy Movement.

June 30 – Canada introduces a one-dollar coin, nicknamed the "Loonie".

July[edit]

July 1

The Single European Act is passed by the European Community.

U.S. President Ronald Reagan nominates former Solicitor General Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. The nomination is later rejected by the Senate.

July 3

Greater Manchester Police recover the body of 16-year-old Pauline Reade from Saddleworth Moor, after her killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley help them in their search, almost exactly 24 years since Pauline was last seen alive.

July 4 – A court in Lyon sentences former Gestapo boss Klaus Barbie to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity.

July 11

1987 Australian federal election: Bob Hawke's Labor Government is re-elected with an increased majority, defeating the Liberal Party led by John Howard and the National Party led by Ian Sinclair.

World population is estimated to have reached five billion people, according to the United Nations.[2]

July 12 – Konami releases the video game Metal Gear in Japan for the MSX2.[importance?]

July 15 – Martial law in Taiwan ends after 38 years.

July 17 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 2,500 mark for the first time, at 2,510.04.

July 22 – Palestinian cartoonist Naji Salim al-Ali is shot in London; he dies August 28.

July 25

The East Lancashire Railway, a heritage railway in the North West of England, is opened between Bury and Ramsbottom.

United States Secretary of Commerce Malcolm Baldrige, Jr. dies in a rodeo accident at a California ranch.

July 27 – Rick Astley releases hit single, Never Gonna Give You Up.

July 31

Four hundred pilgrims are killed in clashes between demonstrating Iranian pilgrims and Saudi Arabian security forces in Mecca.

Docklands Light Railway in London, the first driverless railway in Great Britain, is formally opened by Elizabeth II.

E! Launches as Movie Time.

An F4-rated tornado devastates eastern Edmonton, Alberta; hardest hit are an industrial park and a trailer park. 27 people are killed and hundreds injured, with hundreds more left homeless and jobless.

August[edit]

August 4

The World Commission on Environment and Development, also known as the Brundtland Commission, publishes its report, Our Common Future.

The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine, which had required radio and television stations to present alternative views on controversial issues.

August 7

The Colombian frigate Caldas enters Venezuelan waters near the Los Monjes Archipelago, sparking the Caldas frigate crisis between both nations.

American Lynne Cox becomes the first person to swim the Bering Strait, crossing from Little Diomede Island to Big Diomede in 2 hours and 5 minutes.

August 9 – Hoddle Street massacre in Australia: Julian Knight, 19, goes on a shooting rampage in the Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill, Victoria, killing 7 people and injuring 19 before surrendering to police.

August 14 – All the children held at Kai Lama, a rural property on Lake Eildon, Australia, run by the Santiniketan Park Association, are released after a police raid.

August 16

Northwest Airlines Flight 255 (a McDonnell Douglas MD-82) crashes on takeoff from Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan just west of Detroit killing all but one (4-year old Cecelia Cichan) of the 156 people on board.

The followers of the Harmonic Convergence claim it was observed around the world.

August 17 – Rudolf Hess is found dead in his cell in Spandau Prison. Hess, 93, is believed to have committed suicide by hanging himself with an electrical flex. He was the last remaining prisoner at the complex, which is soon demolished.

August 19

Hungerford massacre: Sixteen people die in the first British mass shooting carried out by Michael Ryan.

ABC News' chief Middle East correspondent Charles Glass escapes his Hezbollah kidnappers in Beirut, Lebanon, after 62 days in captivity.

The Order of the Garter is opened to women.

August 23 – The Hirvepark meeting is organized as the first unsanctioned political meeting in Soviet-occupied Estonia, in commemoration of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact.

September[edit]

 

Performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Index during Black Monday

September 2 – In Moscow, the trial begins for 19-year-old pilot Mathias Rust, who flew his Cessna airplane into Red Square in May.

September 3 – In a coup d'état in Burundi, President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza is deposed by Major Pierre Buyoya.

September 7–21 – The world's first conference on artificial life is held at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the United States.

September 13 – Goiânia accident: Metal scrappers open an old radiation source abandoned in a hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, causing the worst radiation accident ever in an urban area.

September 15 – Pope John Paul II arrives in Los Angeles for a two-day papal visit, his first one ever to the city, where he makes an arrival day speech to local leaders of the U.S. entertainment industry.

September 17 – At a small rally in New York City's Harlem district, televangelist Pat Robertson announces his candidacy for the 1988 Republican presidential nomination.

October[edit]

October 3 – The Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement is reached but still requires ratification. This agreement would be a precursor to NAFTA.

October 7 – Sikh nationalists declares the independence of Khalistan from India.

October 11 – The first National Coming Out Day is held in celebration of the second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

October 14–16 – The United States is caught up in a drama that unfolds on television as a young child named Jessica McClure falls down a well in Midland, Texas, and is later rescued.

October 15 – In Burkina Faso, a military coup was orchestrated by Blaise Compaoré against incumbent President Thomas Sankara.

 

October 16: aftermath of the Great Storm of 1987.

October 15–16 – Great Storm of 1987: Hurricane-force winds hit much of southern England, killing 23 people.

October 19

Black Monday: Stock market levels fall sharply on Wall Street and around the world.

US warships destroy two Iranian oil platforms in the Persian Gulf.

Two commuter trains collide head-on on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia; 102 are killed.

October 22 – The pilot of a British Aerospace BAE Harrier GR5 registered ZD325 accidentally ejects from his aircraft. The jet continues to fly until it runs out of fuel and crashes into the Irish Sea.[3]

October 23

Champion English jockey Lester Piggott is jailed for three years after being convicted of tax evasion.

On a vote of 58–42, the United States Senate rejects President Ronald Reagan's nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court.

October 25 – The Minnesota Twins won 4 games to 3 during the 1987 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 26 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average goes down 156.83 points.

November[edit]

 

November 18: King's Cross St. Pancras tube station catches fire.

November 1 – InterCity 125 breaks world diesel powered train speed record reaching 238 km/h (147.88 mph).

November 7

Zine El Abidine Ben Ali assumes the Presidency of Tunisia.

Lynne Cox swims between the Diomede Islands from the American Little Diomede Island to the Soviet Big Diomede Island.

November 8 – Enniskillen bombing: Twelve people are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb at a Remembrance Day service at Enniskillen.

November 12 – The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Mainland China opens in Beijing, near Tiananmen Square.

November 15 – In Brașov, Romania, workers rebel against the communist regime led by Nicolae Ceaușescu.

November 16 – The Parlatino Treaty of Institutionalization is signed.

November 17 – A tsunami hits the Gulf of Alaska.

November 18

The King's Cross fire on the London Underground kills 31 people and injures a further 100.

Iran–Contra affair: U.S. Senate and House panels release reports charging President Ronald Reagan with 'ultimate responsibility' for the affair.

November 22 – Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion – unknown perpetrators hijack the signal of WGN-TV for about 20 seconds, and WTTW for about 90 seconds, and displays a strange video of a man in a Max Headroom mask.

November 25 – Category 5 Typhoon Nina smashes the Philippines with 265 kilometres per hour (165 mph) winds and a devastating storm surge, causing destruction and 1,036 deaths.

November 28 – South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean off Mauritius, due to a fire in the cargo hold; the 159 passengers and crew perish.

November 29 – Korean Air Flight 858 is blown up over the Andaman Sea, killing 115 crew and passengers. North Korean agents are responsible for the bombing.

December[edit]

December – Fluoxetine, marketed as Prozac, is approved for use as an antidepressant in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration.

December 1

NASA announces the names of 4 companies awarded contracts to help build Space Station Freedom: Boeing Aerospace, General Electric's Astro-Space Division, McDonnell Douglas, and the Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell.

Queensland: Following a week of turmoil from his National Party of Australia colleagues, Joh Bjelke-Petersen resigns as Premier of Queensland. He is replaced by Mike Ahern, the only premier never to contest an election as premier.

December 2 – Hustler Magazine v. Falwell is argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.

December 7 – Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 crashes near Paso Robles, California, killing all 43 on board, after a disgruntled passenger shoots his ex-supervisor on the flight, then shoots both pilots.

December 8

Israeli–Palestinian conflict: The First Intifada begins in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

Queen Street massacre: In Melbourne, Australia, 22-year-old Frank Vitkovic kills 8 and injures another 5 in a Post Office building before committing suicide by jumping from the eleventh floor.

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C. by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. It later expires in 2019.

Alianza Lima air disaster: A Peruvian Navy Fokker F27 crashes near Ventanilla, Peru, killing 43.

December 9

General Rahimuddin Khan retires from the Pakistan Army, along with the cabinet of the country's military dictatorship.

Microsoft releases Windows 2.0. [importance?]

December 15 – Production I.G is founded by Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and Takayuki Goto.

December 17

Gustáv Husák resigns as General Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.

Mega Man is released in Japan.[importance?]

December 18

Square Co., Ltd. releases Final Fantasy in Japan for the Famicom.[importance?]

The Perl programming language is created by Larry Wall.

December 20 – In history's worst peacetime sea disaster, the passenger ferry MV Doña Paz sinks after colliding with the oil tanker Vector 1 in the Tablas Strait in the Philippines, killing an estimated 4,000 people (1,749 official).

December 21 – Turgut Özal of ANAP forms the new government of Turkey (46th government).

December 22 – In Zimbabwe, the political parties ZANU and ZAPU reach an agreement that ends the violence in the Matabeleland region known as the Gukurahundi.

December 29 – Kylie Minogue rises to global fame with her single "I Should Be So Lucky".

December 30 – Pope John Paul II issues the encyclical Sollicitudo rei socialis (On Social Concern).

Date unknown[edit]

Birth rates begin to fall as the Soviet Union collapses.[4]

Barry Minkow's "ZZZZ Best" Ponzi scheme in the United States unravels.

The first Starbucks Coffee stores outside Seattle are opened in Vancouver and Chicago.

BiCE Ristorante opens in New York, New York.[5]

Tinker Hatfield designs the Nike Air Max.

Thomas Knoll and John Knoll develop the first version of Photoshop.

Maglite introduces the 2AAA Mini Maglite flashlight, targeted for medical and industrial applications.[importance?]

Varroa destructor, an invasive parasite of honeybees, is found in the United States.

Births[edit]

Births

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

January[edit]

 

Shelley Hennig

 

Kristin Cavallari

 

Davide Astori

 

César Cielo

 

Naya Rivera

 

Evan Peters

 

Shane Long

 

Luis Suárez

 

Oksana Shachko

January 1 – Meryl Davis, American figure skater

January 2

Shelley Hennig, American actress

Lauren Storm, American actress

Loïc Rémy, French footballer

January 5

Jason Mitchell, American actor

Kristin Cavallari, American reality television star

Fabiola Guajardo, Mexican actress and model

January 6

Ndamukong Suh, American football player

Zhang Lin, Chinese swimmer

January 7

Davide Astori, Italian footballer (d. 2018)

Lambda García, Mexican actor

Lyndsy Fonseca, American actress

Sirusho, Armenian singer

January 8 – Freddie Stroma, English actor

January 9

Nicola Coughlan, Irish Actress

Lucas Leiva, Brazilian football player

Paolo Nutini, British singer

Pablo Santos, Mexican actor (d. 2006)

January 10

César Cielo, Brazilian swimmer

Vicente Guaita, Spanish footballer

January 11

Jamie Vardy, English footballer

Danuta Kozák, Hungarian sprint canoer

January 12

Naya Rivera, American actress

Andrei Buivolov, Russian football player

Will Rothhaar, American actor

January 13 – Jack Johnson, American hockey player

January 15

Jesus Luz, Brazilian model and DJ

Greg Inglis, Australian rugby league footballer

Tsegaye Kebede, Ethiopian long-distance runner

Kelly Kelly, American professional wrestler

Michael Seater, Canadian actor

January 16 – Jake Epstein, Canadian actor and singer

January 18

Zane Holtz, Canadian actor

Stefan Filipović, Montenegrin pop singer

January 19

İlhan Parlak, Turkish footballer

Arkadiy Vasilyev, Russian decathlete

January 20

Evan Peters, American actor

Pete Ploszek, American actor

Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle road racer (d. 2011)

January 21 – Pablo Caballero González, Uruguayan footballer

January 22 – Shane Long, Irish footballer

January 23 – The Avener, French deep house producer

January 24

Ruth Bradley, Irish television and film actress

Wayne Hennessey, Welsh football player

Luis Suárez, Uruguayan football player

January 25 – Jake Roper, American YouTuber and educator who is the third member of Vsauce

January 26

Andrew J. Ferchland, American actor

Sebastian Giovinco, Italian football player

Gojko Kačar, Serbian footballer

January 27

Lily Donaldson, British model

Katy Rose, American singer-songwriter

Kylie Sparks, American actress

Hannah Teter, American snowboarder

January 28

Katie Nolan, American sport personality and TV host

Misha Crosby, British actor

January 29

Ksenia Kahnovich, Russian model

Alex Murrel, American singer and actress

January 30

Becky Lynch, Irish professional wrestler

Lance Franklin, Australian rules footballer

Phil Lester, British YouTuber and former Radio 1 DJ

Arda Turan, Turkish footballer

January 31

Oksana Shachko, Ukrainian artist and human rights activist (d. 2018)

Marcus Mumford, English-American singer, songwriter and musician (Mumford & Sons)

February[edit]

 

Heather Morris

 

Ronda Rousey

 

Gerard Piqué

 

Darren Criss

 

Rose Leslie

 

Michael B. Jordan

 

Miles Teller

 

Ashley Greene

 

Ellen Page

February 1

Heather Morris, American actress and dancer

Costel Pantilimon, Romanian footballer

Giuseppe Rossi, Italian-American football player

Ronda Rousey, American martial arts expert and actress

February 2

Gerard Piqué, Barcelona and Spanish footballer

Victoria Song, Chinese pop singer (f(x)) and model

Martin Spanjers, American actor

Athena Imperial, Miss Philippines Earth 2011 winner

February 3 – Johan Dahlberg, Swedish architect

February 4 – Lucie Šafářová, Czech tennis player

February 5

Darren Criss, American singer and actor

Richard Rawson, English rapper and songwriter

Donald Sanford, American-Israeli Olympic sprinter

February 7

Kerli Kõiv, Estonian singer

Monika Brodka, Polish singer

February 8

Carolina Kostner, Italian figure skater

Jessica Jerome, American ski jumper

February 9

Rose Leslie, Scottish actress

Michael B. Jordan, American actor

Magdalena Neuner, German biathlete

February 10

Choi Siwon, South Korean recording artist

Poli Genova, Bulgarian singer

February 11 – Ellen van Dijk, Dutch road and track cycling world champion

February 13

Eljero Elia, Dutch footballer

Rau'shee Warren, American boxer

February 14

Edinson Cavani, Uruguayan footballer

José Miguel Cubero, Costa Rican footballer

February 15 – Alex Rodman, English footballer

February 16

Luc Bourdon, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (d. 2008)

Mauricio Henao, Colombian actor

Ryan Follesé, American singer; lead singer of pop-rock band Hot Chelle Rae

February 17 – Raffi Ahmad, Indonesian actor and comedian

February 18 – Carla Hernández, Mexican actress

February 20

Miles Teller, American actor

Daniella Pineda, American actress

February 21

Ashley Greene, American actress

Tuppence Middleton, English actress

Ellen Page, Canadian actress

February 22

Han Hyo-joo, South Korean actress

Sergio Romero, Argentine footballer

February 24

Tina Desai, Indian actress and model

Ulysses Cuadra, American actor and voice actor

February 25

Natalie Dreyfuss, American actress

Andrew Poje, Canadian figure skater

Eva Avila, Canadian singer-songwriter

February 26 – Johan Sjöstrand, Swedish handball player

February 27

Valeriy Andriytsev, Ukrainian wrestler

Scott Davies, English footballer

February 28 – Michelle Horn, American actress

March[edit]

 

Kesha

 

Devon Graye

 

Bow Wow

 

Emeli Sandé

 

Marco Andretti

 

Aislinn Derbez

 

AJ Lee

 

Polina Gagarina

March 1

Kesha, American singer

Navarone Garibaldi, American singer

March 3

Siddharth Bhardwaj, Indian VJ, model and actor

Shraddha Kapoor, Indian actress and singer

Elnur Hüseynov, Azerbaijani singer

March 4

Tamzin Merchant, English actress

Theódór Elmar Bjarnason, Icelandic footballer

March 5 – Anna Chakvetadze, Russian professional tennis player

March 6

Kevin-Prince Boateng, Ghanaian-German footballer

Hannah Taylor-Gordon, English actress

March 7 – Hatem Ben Arfa, Tunisian-French footballer

March 8

Devon Graye, American actor

Milana Vayntrub, American actress

March 9 – Bow Wow, African-American rapper

March 10

Martellus Bennett, American football player

Liu Shishi, Chinese actress

Emeli Sandé, Scottish recording artist and songwriter

March 11

Estefanía Villarreal, Mexican actress

Ngonidzashe Makusha, Zimbabwean sprinter and long jumper

March 12

Jessica Hardy, American swimmer

Teimour Radjabov, Azerbaijani chess player

Chris Stark, English radio DJ

March 13 – Marco Andretti, American IRL driver

March 14

Robert Clark, American-Canadian actor

Aravane Rezaï, Iranian-French tennis player

March 16

David Turley, League of Legends commentator

Alexandr Smyshlyaev, Russian freestyle skier

March 17

Federico Fazio, Argentine footballer

Rob Kardashian, American television personality, model, and talent manager

March 18

Aislinn Derbez, Mexican actress and model

Rebecca Soni, American swimmer

Gabriel Mercado, Argentine footballer

March 19

AJ Lee, American professional wrestler

Josie Loren, American actress

March 20 – João Alves de Assis Silva (Jô), Brazilian soccer player

March 21 – Yuri Ryazanov, Russian artistic gymnast (d. 2009)

March 22

Ike Davis, American baseball player

Alexander Shatilov, Israeli artistic gymnast

March 23

Alan Toovey, Australian Rules Football Premiership player

Kangana Ranaut, Indian actress and director

March 24

Josh Zeid, American baseball player

Juan Diego Covarrubias, Mexican actor

Shakib Al Hasan Bangladeshi international cricketer

March 25 – Nobunari Oda, Japanese figure skater

March 26 – YUI, Japanese singer-songwriter

March 27

Buster Posey, American baseball player

Polina Gagarina, Russian singer, songwriter, actress, and model

March 28

Kagney Linn Karter, American pornographic actress

Mary Kate Wiles, American actress

March 29 – Dénes Varga, Hungarian water polo player

March 31

Humpy Koneru, Indian chess grandmaster

Jeff Montalvo, Electronic music producer

April[edit]

 

Sarah Gadon

 

Jesse McCartney

 

Shay Mitchell

 

Joss Stone

 

Brooklyn Decker

 

Mike Manning

 

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

 

William Moseley

April 1

Mackenzie Davis, Canadian actress

Ding Junhui, Chinese snooker player

April 2

Marc Pugh, English footballer

Molly Smitten-Downes, British singer-songwriter

April 3

Benjamin Stone, British actor

Park Jung-min, South Korean singer (SS501)

Rachel Bloom, American actress

April 4

Océane Zhu, Chinese actress

Sami Khedira, German footballer

Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress

April 6 – Hilary Rhoda, American model

April 7 – Jack Johnson, American actor

April 8 – Royston Drenthe, Dutch footballer

April 9

Jesse McCartney, American singer and actor

Jazmine Sullivan, American recording artist

Pengiran Anak Sarah, wife of the Crown Prince of Brunei, Al-Muhtadee Billah

April 10

Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano

Shay Mitchell, Canadian actress and model

Jamie Renée Smith, American actress

April 11

Joss Stone, English musician

Lights Poxleitner, Canadian musician

Michelle Phan, American make-up demonstrator

April 12

Brendon Urie, American musician

Brooklyn Decker, American fashion model and actress

Mike Manning, American actor

Ilana Glazer, American comedian, writer and actress

April 15

Iyaz, British Virgin Islands singer

Samira Wiley, American actress and model

April 16 – Aaron Lennon, English footballer

April 17 – Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Canadian actress

April 18 − Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, English supermodel

April 19

Courtland Mead, American actor

Joe Hart, English footballer

Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player

Oksana Akinshina, Russian actress

April 20

John Patrick Amedori, American actor and musician

Anna Rossinelli, Swiss singer-songwriter

April 21

Sophie Rundle, English television and film actress

Lenira Santos, Cape Verdean sprinter

Anastasia Prikhodko, Ukrainian folk rock and traditional pop singer

April 22

David Luiz, Brazilian footballer

John Obi Mikel, Nigerian footballer

April 23 – Jaryd Lazar, American streamer who goes by the alias Summit1g

April 24 – Varun Dhawan, Indian actor

April 26 – Jessica Lee Rose, American actress

April 27

William Moseley, English actor

Anne Suzuki, Japanese actress

Alexandra Carter, Canadian voice actress

Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Canadian actress

April 28

Bradley Johnson, English footballer

Samantha Akkineni, Indian film actress and model

April 29

Sara Errani, Italian tennis player

Alicia Morton, American actress and singer

May[edit]

 

Aidy Bryant

 

Hunter Parrish

 

Candice King

 

Andy Murray

 

Arturo Vidal

 

Novak Djokovic

 

Brandi Cyrus

 

Bangs Garcia

 

Noah Reid

May 1

Matt Di Angelo, English actor

Shahar Pe'er, Israeli tennis player

May 2

Nana Kitade, Japanese singer

Pat McAfee, American football player

May 4

Anjeza Shahini, Albanian singer

Cesc Fàbregas, Spanish football player

Jorge Lorenzo, Spanish triple MotoGP world champion

Zbigniew Bartman, Polish volleyball player

May 5

Jessie Cave, English actress

Ian Michael Smith, American actor

May 6 – Moon Geun-young, Korean actress

May 7

Aidy Bryant, American actress and comedian

Asami Konno, Japanese singer

Maya Erskine, American actress

May 10

Allie Haze, American pornographic actress

Eileen April Boylan, American actress

May 11

Albulena Haxhiu, Kosovo Albanian politician

Enikő Mihalik, Hungarian model

May 12

Felipe Roque, Brazilian actor and model

David Foley, English footballer

May 13

Hunter Parrish, American actor and singer

Candice King, American actress and singer

Misha Gabriel, American dancer

May 15

Michael Brantley, American baseball player

Brian Dozier, American baseball player

Andy Murray, Scottish tennis player

May 16 – Can Bonomo, Turkish-Jewish singer

May 17 – Ott Lepland, Estonian singer

May 18 – Luisana Lopilato, Argentine actress and singer

May 20 – Fra Fee, Northern Irish actor and singer

May 22

Arturo Vidal, Chilean footballer

Novak Djokovic, Serbian tennis player

May 23 – Bray Wyatt, American professional wrestler

May 24

Jimena Barón, Argentine actress and singer

Déborah François, Belgian actress

May 25 – Nico Hillenbrand, German footballer

May 26

Tooji, Norwegian-Iranian singer, model and television host

Brandi Cyrus, American actress, singer and DJ

Bangs Garcia, Filipina actress

May 27

Bella Heathcote, Australian actress

José Cañas, Spanish footballer

May 29

Alessandra Torresani, American actress

Ak'Sent, American female rapper

Noah Reid, Canadian actor and musician

May 31

Curtis Williams, American actor

Shaun Fleming, American actor and musician

Meredith Hagner, American actress

June[edit]

 

Cássio Ramos

 

Diana DeGarmo

 

Kendrick Lamar

 

Rebecca Breeds

 

Niels Schneider

 

Joe Dempsie

 

Lionel Messi

 

Ed Westwick

June 2

Tobias Arlt, German Olympic luger

Sonakshi Sinha, Indian actress

June 3

Lalaine, American actress and singer

Masami Nagasawa, Japanese actress

Michelle Keegan, British actress

June 4

Mollie King, British singer

Tori Praver, American model and swimwear designer

Luisa Zissman, British TV personality

June 5 – Charlie Clements, British actor

June 6

Luo Zilin, Miss Universe China 2011 4th runner-up and model

Cássio Ramos, Brazilian footballer

June 9

Rheagan Wallace, American actress

James Maynard, British mathematician

June 10 – He Chong, Chinese diver

June 11

Dappy, English rapper

Didrik Solli-Tangen, Norwegian singer

Rie Tanaka, Japanese gymnast

June 12

Abbey Lee, Australian model

Antonio Barragán, Spanish footballer

June 13 – Gesaffelstein, French record producer

June 14

Cameron Russell, American model

Ross A. McGinnis, American soldier, posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor (d. 2006)

June 15 – Evan Kasprzak, American tap and theater jazz dancer

June 16

Kelly Blatz, American actor and singer

Diana DeGarmo, American singer and Broadway actress

Abby Elliott, American actress and comedian

Tobias Wendl, German Olympic luger

June 17

Nozomi Tsuji, Japanese singer

Kendrick Lamar, American rapper

Rebecca Breeds, Australian actress

June 18

Melanie Iglesias, American model and actress

Niels Schneider, French-Canadian actor

Zsuzsanna Tomori, Hungarian handball player

June 19 – Miho Fukuhara, Japanese singer

June 20

A-fu, Taiwanese singer and songwriter

Daiana Menezes, Brazilian actress, model, and television host

June 21

Mohd Hafiszuan Salehuddin, Malaysian footballer

Tomáš Jablonský, Czech football player

Khatia Buniatishvili, Georgian pianist

June 22

Joe Dempsie, English actor

Jerrod Carmichael, American stand-up comedian, actor and writer

June 23

Caitlin Rose, American country singer

Haley Strode, American actress

Guillaume Bonnafond, French road bicycle racer

Aaron Groom, Fijian rugby league footballer

Edward Holcroft, English actor

June 24

Lionel Messi, Argentine footballer

Josh Lillis, English footballer

Nicholas Robinson-Baker, English diver

June 25

Scott Terra, American actor

Anil Shetty, Indian entrepreneur, Author, activist and a motivational speaker

June 26 – Samir Nasri, French footballer

June 27

Ed Westwick, English actor

India de Beaufort, British actress

June 29

Gal Nevo, Israeli swimmer

Lewis Clinch, American basketball player

June 30 – Adi Alsaid, Mexican author

July[edit]

 

Cristina Vee

 

Sebastian Vettel

 

Veronica Wagner

 

Rebecca Sugar

 

AnnaLynne McCord

 

Mara Wilson

 

Alan Dawa Dolma

 

Genesis Rodriguez

July 1

Choe Kum-hui, North Korean platform diver

Ahn Jae-hyun, South Korean model and actor

Yoga Lin, Taiwanese singer

John Hathaway, English mixed martial artist

Mehmet Yağmur, Turkish basketball player

July 2

Esteban Granero, Spanish footballer

Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (d. 2008)

July 3

Murad Subay, Yemeni artist and political activist

Maximilian Mauff, German actor

Chris Hunter, American actor

Chad Broskey, American actor

Sebastian Vettel, German four-time Formula 1 world champion

July 4

Ater Majok, Sudanese basketball player

Jah Prayzah, Zimbabwean musician

Prajwal Devaraj, Indian film actor

July 5

David Halaifonua, Tongan rugby union player

Ji Chang-wook, South Korean actor

Mohd Safiq Rahim, Malaysian footballer

Chen Xiao, Chinese actor and model

July 6

Kate Nash, British singer-songwriter

Matt O'Leary, American actor

Caroline Trentini, Brazilian model

July 7

Julianna Guill, American actress

Veronica Wagner, Swedish artistic gymnast

Richie Steamboat, American professional wrestler

Mylène Mackay, Canadian actress

July 9

Yūta Furukawa, Japanese actor, songwriter, singer, dancer and model

Rebecca Sugar, American animator and creator of Steven Universe

Élodie Fontan, French actress

Ashlee Evans-Smith, American mixed martial artist

July 11

Cristina Vee, American voice actress

Maximilian Müller, German field hockey player

A. J. Locascio, American actor, voice actor, film director and film producer

July 12

Anarkali Akarsha, Sri Lankan actress, model, singer, TV Host and a politician

Tilian Pearson, American singer, songwriter, and musician

July 13

Eva Rivas, Russian-Armenian singer

Neil Denis, Canadian actor

July 14

Sara Canning, Canadian actress

Drew Fortier, American musician, songwriter, filmmaker, and actor

Larry Madowo, Kenyan journalist and news anchor

Peter Vives, Spanish actor, singer and classical pianist

Dan Reynolds, American singer and musician

July 15 – Fredric Jonson, Swedish footballer

July 16 – AnnaLynne McCord, American actress

July 17

Benedict Martin, Malaysian footballer

Jeremih, American recording artist and producer

July 19

Yan Gomes, Brazilian baseball player

Ho Ho Lun, Hong Kong wrestler

July 20 – Owen Cheung, Hong Kong actor

July 23

Luiz Gustavo, Brazilian footballer

Marta Pihan-Kulesza, Polish artistic gymnast

July 24 – Mara Wilson, American actress

July 25

Alan Dawa Dolma (better known as "Alan"), Chinese singer

Gor Sujyan, Armenian rock singer, lead singer of Dorians

Michael Welch, American actor

July 26

Miriam McDonald, Canadian actress and dancer

Evelina Sašenko-Statulevičienė, Lithuanian jazz singer of Polish-Ukrainian descent

July 27

Marek Hamšík, Slovak football player

Thomas Enevoldsen, Danish footballer

July 28

Sumire, Japanese fashion model (d. 2009)

Pedro, Spanish footballer

July 29

Alice Dellal, Brazilian-born British model

Genesis Rodriguez, American actress

July 30 – Elise Estrada, Canadian singer

July 31

Brittany Byrnes, Australian actress

Michael Bradley, American soccer player

August[edit]

 

Sidney Crosby

 

Ryan Lavarnway

 

James Buckley

 

Tim Tebow

 

Mischa Zverev

 

Blake Lively

 

Amy Macdonald

August 2 – Jessie Daniels, American actress, songwriter, and Christian musician

August 3

Kim Hyung-jun, South Korean singer, DJ (SS501)

Gary Medel, Chilean footballer

Zaquan Adha, Malaysian footballer

Brandon Peniche, Mexican actor

August 4

Jon Lilygreen, Welsh singer

Philip Younghusband, British-Filipino footballer

Sam Underwood, English actor

August 5

Lexi Belle, American porn actress

Adrian Petriw, Canadian actor and voice actor

Genelia D'Souza, Indian actress, model, and host

August 6

Aditya Narayan, Bollywood actor and singer

Joran van der Sloot, Dutch murder suspect

August 7

Sidney Crosby, Canadian hockey player

Ryan Lavarnway, American baseball player

August 8 – Katie Leung, Scottish actress

August 10 – Ari Boyland, New Zealand actor

August 11

Jonatas Faro, Brazilian actor and singer

Jemima West, Anglo-French actress

August 14

James Buckley, English actor

Tim Tebow, American football player

Johnny Gargano, American wrestler

Curt Hansen, American actor

August 15 – Sean McAllister, English footballer

August 16

Eri Kitamura, Japanese voice actress and singer[6]

Okieriete Onaodowan, Nigerian actor, known for originating the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the 2015 musical Hamilton

Carey Price, Canadian ice hockey goaltender

August 18 – Mika Boorem, American actress

August 19 – Nico Hülkenberg, German racing driver

August 20

Cătălina Ponor, Romanian gymnast

Tulus, Indonesian singer

August 21

Cody Kasch, American actor

Kim Kibum, South Korean singer and actor (Super Junior)

Anton Shipulin, Russian biathlete

August 22 – Mischa Zverev, German tennis player

August 24 – Anže Kopitar, Slovene ice hockey player

August 25

Stacey Farber, Canadian actress

Liu Yifei, Chinese actress

Blake Lively, American actress

Amy Macdonald, Scottish singer and songwriter

Rona Nishliu, Albanian Kosovar singer, radio presenter and humanitarian

Justin Upton, American baseball player

August 30 – Johanna Braddy, American actress

September[edit]

 

Evan Rachel Wood

 

Wiz Khalifa

 

Tyler Hoechlin

 

Elizabeth Henstridge

 

Danielle Panabaker

 

Tom Felton

 

Grey Damon

 

Hilary Duff

September 2

Mazin Elsadig, American actor

Scott Moir, Canadian figure skater

Spencer Smith, American musician

September 3 – James Neal, Canadian ice hockey player

September 4 – Maryna Linchuk, Belarusian model

September 5 – Jeremy Vuolo, American former soccer

September 6 – Anna Pavlova, Russian artistic gymnast

September 7

Evan Rachel Wood, American actress and singer

Aleksandra Wozniak, Canadian tennis player

September 8

Ray Fisher, American actor

Wiz Khalifa, American rapper

Alexandre Bilodeau, Canadian freestyle skier

September 9

Clayton Snyder, American actor

Afrojack, Dutch DJ and music producer

Milan Stanković, Serbian pop-folk singer

September 10

Paul Goldschmidt, American baseball player

Alex Saxon, American actor

September 11

Susianna Kentikian, German-Armenian boxer

Tyler Hoechlin, American actor

Elizabeth Henstridge, English actress

September 13

G.NA, Canadian singer

Erin Way, American actress

September 14 – Chad Duell, American actor

September 15

Aly Cissokho, French footballer

Christian Cooke, English actor

September 16

Anthony Padilla, Internet comedian

Daren Kagasoff, American actor

Travis Wall, American actor

Heather Rae Young, American model and actress and Playboy playmate of the month for February 2010

September 17 – Augustus Prew, English actor

September 19 – Danielle Panabaker, American actress

September 20

Jack Lawless, American musician

Sarah Natochenny, American actress and voice actress

September 21 – Ryan Guzman, American actor

September 22

Teyonah Parris, American actress

Tom Felton, English actor

September 23

Skylar Astin, American actor

Shannon Chan-Kent, Canadian actress and voice actress

September 24

Brit Morgan, American film and television actress

Grey Damon, American actor

Spencer Treat Clark, American actor

Matthew Connolly, English footballer

September 25 – Monica Niculescu, Romanian tennis player

September 26 – Jang Keun Suk, South Korean actor, singer and model

September 28 – Hilary Duff, American actress and singer

September 29

Kyle Riabko, Canadian pop singer, guitarist

David Del Rio, American actor

Anaïs Demoustier, French actress

September 30

Ramy Ashour, Egyptian squash player

Aida Garifullina, Russian operatic soprano

Elanne Kong, Hong Kong actress and singer

Denise Laurel, Filipina actress and singer

October[edit]

 

Matthew Daddario

 

Christopher Larkin

 

Zuleyka Rivera

 

Jay Pharoah

 

Zac Efron

 

Frank Ocean

 

Cleopatra Coleman

October 1

Stuart Lafferty, American actor

Matthew Daddario, American actor

October 2

Christopher Larkin, American actor

Phil Kessel, American professional ice hockey forward

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., American stock car driver

October 3 – Zuleyka Rivera, Puerto Rican beauty queen who held the titles Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006 and Miss Universe 2006

October 4

Marina Weisband, German politician

Daniel Anthony, English actor

October 6 – Samuel, American musician

October 7 – Aiden English, American professional wrestler[importance?]

October 8

Aya Hirano, Japanese voice actress and singer

Griffin Frazen, American actor

October 9 – Melissa Villaseñor, American actress and comedian

October 11 – Ariella Käslin, Swiss artistic gymnast

October 12 – Besian Idrizaj, Austrian footballer

October 14 – Jay Pharoah, American actor

October 15

Chantal Strand, Canadian actress and voice actress

Mizuho Sakaguchi, Japanese woman footballer

Qiao Renliang, Chinese actor and singer (d. 2016)

October 16

Seungho, South Korean pop singer (MBLAQ)

Zhao Liying, Chinese actress

October 17 – Bea Alonzo, Filipino actress

October 18

Zac Efron, American actor and singer

Freja Beha Erichsen, Danish model

October 20 – Levy Li, Miss Malaysia Universe 2008

October 22

Kain O'Keeffe, Australian actor

Donny Montell, Lithuanian singer-songwriter

October 23 – Miyuu Sawai, Japanese actress

October 24 – Charlie White, American figure skater

October 27

Thelma Aoyama, Japanese singer

Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player (year of birth disputed)

October 28

Frank Ocean, American singer and rapper

Na Yeon Choi, South Korean female professional golfer

October 29

Makoto Ogawa, Japanese singer

Cleopatra Coleman, Australian actress

November[edit]

 

Kevin Jonas

 

Samantha Droke

 

Giles Matthey

 

Dimitri Leonidas

 

Jake Abel

 

Karen Gillan

November 1

Bruce Irvin, American football player

Ileana D'Cruz, Indian actress

November 3

Ty Lawson, American basketball player

Colin Kaepernick, American football player

Kyle Seager, American baseball player

Elizabeth Smart, American kidnap survivor

Gemma Ward, Australian model

November 4 – T.O.P, Korean rapper

November 5 – Kevin Jonas, American actor and singer-songwriter

November 6

Ana Ivanovic, Serbian tennis player

G.O, South Korean singer (MBLAQ)

November 7 – Rachele Brooke Smith, American actress and dancer

November 8

Samantha Droke, American actress

Maryjun Takahashi, Japanese model and actress

Mohd Faiz Subri, Malaysian footballer

November 10

Charles Hamilton, American rapper and record producer

Jessica Tovey, Australian actress

November 11

Ludi Lin, Chinese-Canadian actor

Yuya Tegoshi, Japanese singer (NEWS, Tegomass)

Giles Matthey, British-Australian actor

November 12

Jason Day, Australian golfer

Kengo Kora, Japanese actor

Juan José Ballesta, Spanish actor

November 14

Brian Gleeson, Irish actor

Dimitri Leonidas, English actor

November 18

Jake Abel, American actor

Daniella Mastricchio, Argentine actress

November 20 – Amelia Rose Blaire, American actress

November 22 – Mauro Nespoli, Italian archer

November 23

Ryan Lane, American actor

Kasia Struss, Polish model

Snooki, American television personality

November 24

Elena Satine, American film actress and singer

Jeremain Lens, Dutch footballer

November 25 – Dolla, American rapper (d. 2009)

November 26 – Kat DeLuna, American singer

November 27 – Lashana Lynch, English actress

November 28 – Karen Gillan, Scottish actress

November 30

Christel Khalil, American actress

Dougie Poynter, English musician (McFly)

Ian Hecox, Internet comedian

December[edit]

 

Michael Angarano

 

Jack DeSena

 

Aaron Carter

 

Michael Socha

 

Karim Benzema

 

Thomas Dekker

 

Iain De Caestecker

December 2

Isaac Promise, Nigerian footballer (d. 2019)

Teairra Marí, American singer

December 3

Michael Angarano, American actor

Alicia Sacramone, American gymnast

December 4

Dree Hemingway, American model and actress

Orlando Brown, American actor, singer, and comedian

December 6 – Jack DeSena, American actor and voice actor

December 7

Aaron Carter, American singer and actor

Ashley Cheadle, Australian actress

December 8

Aria Curzon, American actress

Susanne Riesch, German alpine skier

December 9 – Hikaru Nakamura, American chess grandmaster

December 10 – Gonzalo Higuaín, Argentine footballer

December 11 – Clifton Geathers, American football player

December 12

Lao Lishi, Chinese diver

Kate Todd, Canadian actress

Hila Klein, Israeli-American co-founder of the H3H3 comedy and podcast franchise

December 13

Michael Socha, English actor

Rachel Anne Daquis, Filipino volleyball player

December 15 – Josh Norman, American football player

December 16

Hallee Hirsh, American actress

Mame Biram Diouf, Senegalese footballer

December 17

Bo Guagua, Chinese princeling and son of former official Bo Xilai

Chelsea Manning, American whistleblower

December 18

Miki Ando, Japanese figure skater

Ayaka, Japanese singer

Yuki Furukawa, Japanese actor

December 19

Karim Benzema, French footballer

Ronan Farrow, American activist

Fábio Audi, Brazilian actor and producer

December 20

Alana Grace, American singer and actress

Michihiro Yasuda, Japanese football player

Winston Marshall, British musician (Mumford & Sons)

December 21

Ryza Cenon, Filipino actress

Valerie Concepcion, Filipino actress

December 22 – Lisa Andreas, English singer of Cypriot descent

December 25

LJ Reyes, Filipino actress

Demaryius Thomas, American football player

December 27 – Lily Cole, British model

December 28

Taylor Ball, American actor

Thomas Dekker, American actor

Hannah Tointon, English actress

Adam Gregory, American actor

December 29

Katie Blair, American actress, model and beauty queen

Iain De Caestecker, Scottish actor

December 31

Javaris Crittenton, American basketball player

Seydou Doumbia, Ivorian football player

Émilie Le Pennec, French gymnast

Deaths[edit]

Deaths

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

 

January[edit]

 

Håkan Malmrot

 

Ray Bolger

 

Norman McLaren

January 1 – Lloyd Haynes, American actor and television writer (b. 1934)

January 6

Harry D. Payne, American architect (b. 1891)

Margaret Danhauser, American female professional baseball player (b. 1921)

January 9 – Arthur Lake, American actor, Dagwood Bumstead in Blondie (b. 1905)

January 10 – Håkan Malmrot, Swedish Olympic swimmer (b. 1900)

January 14 – Douglas Sirk, German-born film director, Hollywood melodramas Magnificent Obsession, All That Heaven Allows, Written on the Wind, Imitation of Life (b. 1897)

January 15 – Ray Bolger, American actor, singer, and dancer. Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (b. 1904)

January 16

Joyce Jameson, American actress, 'Skippy' in The Andy Griffith Show, and 'The Blonde' in The Apartment (b. 1932)

Joseph Urner, American sculptor, painter and etcher born in Frederick, Maryland (b. 1898)

Earl Wilson, American journalist (b. 1907)

January 19 – Gerald Brenan, British writer and Hispanist (b. 1894)

January 21 – Charles Goodell, American politician (b. 1926)

January 22 – Budd Dwyer, American politician (b. 1939)

January 24 – Ruth Bird, English historian and schoolteacher (b. 1899)

January 25

Asim Ferhatović, Yugoslav football player (b. 1933)

Nahuel Moreno, Argentine Trotskyist leader (b. 1924)

January 27

Allan V. Cox, American geologist (b. 1926)

Norman McLaren, Canadian animator and director, Best Documentary Oscar winner Neighbours (b. 1914)

January 28 – Galo Plaza, Ecuadorian statesman, 29th President of Ecuador (b. 1906)

January 29 – Emvin Cremona, Maltese artist (b. 1919)

January 31 – Yves Allégret, French film director, Oscar nomination for The Proud and the Beautiful screenplay. Husband of Simone Signoret (b. 1905)

February[edit]

 

Prince Takamatsu

 

Liberace

 

Hans Rosenthal

 

Mark Ashton

 

Andy Warhol

 

James Coco

February 2

Alistair MacLean, British writer (b. 1922)

Carlos José Castilho, Brazilian football goalkeeper (b. 1927)

February 3

Donald Aronow, creator of the Cigarette Boat (b. 1927)

Prince Takamatsu, younger brother of Japanese Emperor Hirohito (b. 1905)

February 4 – Liberace, American pianist, singer and actor (b. 1919)

February 5

Otto Wöhler, serving during World War I and World War II (b. 1894)

William Collier Jr., American actor, Cimarron, Little Caesar (b. 1902)

February 7 – Claudio Villa, Italian singer (b. 1926)

February 10

Robert O'Brien, American racing driver (b. 1908)

Hans Rosenthal, German radio editor, director, and radio and television host (b. 1925)

February 11 – Mark Ashton, Irish gay rights activist (b. 1960)

February 14 – Dmitry Kabalevsky, Russian composer (b. 1904)

February 19 – Sir Hugh Greene, British television executive (b. 1910)

February 20 – Lev Russov, Russian painter (b. 1926)

February 22

David Susskind, American producer and host (b. 1920)

Andy Warhol, American artist, director, writer (b. 1928)

Glenway Wescott, American novelist (b. 1901)

February 24 – Jim Connors, American radio personality (b. 1940)

February 25

James Coco, American actor, the unemployed actor in Only When I Laugh, and Sancho Panza in Man of La Mancha (b. 1930)

Elisabeth Coit, American architect (b. 1897)

Dame Florence Cayford, Labour politician in London (b. 1897)

John Collin, English actor, Detective Sergeant Haggar in Z-Cars (b. 1931)

E. D. Nixon, African-American civil rights leader (b. 1899)

February 26 – Domingo Arechiga, American educator (b. 1926)

February 27 – Joan Greenwood, English actress (b. 1921)

February 28 – Stephen Tennant, British aristocrat and playboy (b. 1906)

March[edit]

 

Randolph Scott

 

Danny Kaye

 

Robert Preston

March 1 – Freddie Green, American jazz musician (b. 1911)

March 2 – Randolph Scott, American actor (b. 1898)

March 3 – Danny Kaye, American singer, actor, and comedian (b. 1911)

March 7 – Waldo Salt, American screenwriter (b. 1914)

March 10 − George Glamack, American basketball player (b. 1919)

March 11 – Joe Gladwin, English actor (b. 1906)

March 12 – Woody Hayes, football coach at The Ohio State University (b. 1913)

March 13

Bernhard Grzimek, German zoo director and zoologist (b. 1909)

Gerald Moore, English pianist (b. 1899)

March 15 – W. Sterling Cole, American politician, first Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (b. 1904)

March 17 – Antonio Lopez, American fashion illustrator (b. 1943)

March 19 – Louis de Broglie, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)

March 21

Robert Preston, American actor (b. 1918)

Dean Paul Martin, American pop singer and film and television actor (b. 1951)

March 22 – Joan Shawlee, American actress (b. 1926)

March 26

Walter Abel, American actor (b. 1898)

Georg Muche, German painter, printmaker, architect, author, and teacher (b. 1895)

Eugen Jochum, German conductor (b. 1902)

March 27 – Stane Kavčič, 6th Prime Minister of Slovenia (b. 1919)

March 28

Maria von Trapp, Austrian singer (b. 1905)

Patrick Troughton, British actor (b. 1920)

Alphonse Alley, Beninese military officer, former Head of State of Dahomey (b. 1930)

April[edit]

 

Leabua Jonathan

 

Erskine Caldwell

 

Dick Shawn

April 1 – Henri Cochet, French tennis champion (b. 1901)

April 2

Wang Renmei, Chinese actress and singer (b. 1914)

Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer (b. 1917)

Trevor Hockey, Welsh footballer (b. 1943)

April 3 – Tom Sestak, American football player (b. 1936)

April 4 – C. L. Moore, American writer (b. 1911)

April 5 – Leabua Jonathan, 2nd Prime Minister of Lesotho (b. 1914)

April 8 – Anni Frind, German lyric soprano (b. 1900)

April 11

Erskine Caldwell, American writer (b. 1903)

Kent Taylor, American actor (b. 1907)

Primo Levi, Italian chemist and writer (b. 1919)

April 12 – Mike Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)

April 13 – Dennis Allen (b. 1951), Australian criminal and drug dealer, eldest son of Kath Pettingill

April 15 – Masatoshi Nakayama, Japanese Karate Master (b. 1913)

April 17

Carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (b. 1950)

Cornelius Van Til, Dutch Christian philosopher, Reformed theologian, and presuppositional apologist (b. 1895)

Dick Shawn, American actor (b. 1923)

April 19

Hugh Brannum, American actor (b. 1910)

Milt Kahl, Animator for the Disney Studio (b. 1909)

Antony Tudor, English dancer and choreographer (b. 1908)

Antonio Quarantotto, Italian freestyle swimmer (b. 1897)

Maxwell D. Taylor, American general and diplomat (b. 1901)

April 21 – Sylvia Lefkovitz, Canadian artist (b. 1924)

April 24 – Josephine Bell, English physician and writer (b. 1897)

April 26

Bill Amos, American college football player and coach (b. 1898)

John Silkin, British politician (b. 1923)

April 28 – Ben Linder, American engineer (b. 1959)

May[edit]

 

Dalida

 

Rita Hayworth

May 1 – Paul Geidel, longest serving American prison inmate (b. 1894)

May 3 – Dalida, French rock musician (b. 1933)

May 4

Paul Butterfield, American musician (b. 1942)

Cathryn Damon, American actress (b. 1930)

May 6 – William J. Casey, American Central Intelligence Agency director (b. 1913)

May 7 – Colin Blakely, Irish actor (b. 1930)

May 8 – Sir James Plimsoll, Australian public servant (b. 1917)

May 9 – Thodoros Kefalopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1894)

May 14 – Rita Hayworth, American actress (b. 1918)

May 17 – Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)

May 19 – James Tiptree, Jr., American author (b. 1915)

May 21 – Alejandro Rey, Argentine actor (b. 1930)

May 24 – Hermione Gingold, English actress (b. 1897)

May 26 – Emiliana de Zubeldia, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1888)

May 27

Colin McCahon, New Zealand artist (b. 1919)

John Howard Northrop, American biochemist (b. 1891)

May 29 – Charan Singh, 5th Prime Minister of India (b. 1902)

May 31 – John Abraham, Indian film director (b. 1937)

June[edit]

 

Hermione Gingold

 

Fred Astaire

 

Jackie Gleason

June 1

Errol Barrow, Caribbean statesman, 1st Prime Minister of Barbados (b. 1920)

Rashid Karami, Lebanese statesman, 21st Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1921)

June 2

Sammy Kaye, American bandleader and songwriter (b. 1910)

Andrés Segovia, Spanish guitarist (b. 1893)

June 3 – Will Sampson, American actor (b. 1933)

June 6 – Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor (b. 1922)

June 9 – Madge Kennedy, American actress (b. 1891)

June 10

Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (suicide) (b. 1943)

Gordon Fox Rule, Anglo-Brazilian First World War flying ace (b. 1898)

June 11 – Ralph Guldahl, American golf champion (b. 1911)

June 13

Vera Caspary, American screenwriter, novelist, playwright (b. 1899)

Geraldine Page, American actress (b. 1924)

June 17 – Dick Howser, American baseball player and manager (b. 1936)

June 20 – Salim Ali, Indian ornithologist and naturalist (b. 1896)

June 22

Fred Astaire, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1899)

John Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (b. 1907)

Joseph Meyer, American songwriter (b. 1894)

Mow Pang Tzu, Republic of China air force general (b. 1904)

June 24 – Jackie Gleason, American actor and comedian (b. 1916)

June 26

Oluf Berntsen, Danish fencer (b. 1891)

Gerhard Wagner, German naval officer, and the last Rear Admiral of the Federal Navy (b. 1898)

June 27 – Billy Snedden, Australian politician (b. 1926)

June 30 – Federico Mompou, Spanish composer and pianist (b. 1893)

July[edit]

 

Abdul Halim

 

Yujiro Ishihara

 

Richard Egan

July 2 – Michael Bennett, American theater director and choreographer (b. 1943)

July 3 – Viola Dana, American actress (b. 1897)

July 4

Edward Addison, electrical engineering (b. 1898)

Abdul Halim, Indonesian politician, 4th Prime Minister of Indonesia (b. 1911)

July 8 – Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (b. 1896)

July 10 – John Hammond, American record producer (b. 1910)

July 11

Joe Bennett, American baseball player (b. 1900)

Tom Waddell, American sportsman and competitor (b. 1937)

July 12 – Joseph Burns, Major League Baseball outfielder (b. 1889)

July 15 – Alfie Bass, British actor (b. 1916)

July 16 – Pierre Lardinois, Belgian politician (b. 1924)

July 17

Kristjan Palusalu, Estonian wrestler (b. 1908)

Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (b. 1934)

July 20 – Richard Egan, American actor (b. 1921)

July 22

Jack Lescoulie, American actor (b. 1917)

Don McMahon, American baseball player (b. 1930)

July 26

Kenneth Muse, American animator (b. 1910)

Hugh Wheeler, English playwright and librettist (b. 1912)

July 27 – Travis Jackson, American baseball player (New York Giants) and member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1904)

July 28 – Jack Renshaw, Australian politician, former Premier of New South Wales (b. 1909)

July 31 – Joseph E. Levine, American film producer (b. 1905)

August[edit]

 

Rudolf Hess

 

Hayden Rorke

 

John Huston

 

Lee Marvin

August 1 – Pola Negri, Polish born actress (b. 1897)

August 2 – Abu Sayeed Chowdhury, 2nd President of Bangladesh (b. 1921)

August 4 – Ellen Liiger, Estonian actress (b. 1918)

August 5 – Anatoli Papanov, Soviet stage, film and voice actor (b. 1922)

August 6

Léon Noël, French diplomat, politician and historian (b. 1888)

Ira C. Eaker, World War II United States Army Air Forces general (b. 1896)

August 7

Camille Chamoun, 7th President of Lebanon (b. 1900)

Nobusuke Kishi, Japanese politician, 37th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1896)

August 8 – Juan Antonio Yanes, Venezuelan professional baseball pioneer (b. 1902)

August 9 – Terrence Michael Walsh, Australian singer, known as Johnny Dole (b. 1953)

August 10

Prince Yamashina Takehiko (b. 1898)

Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1893)

Edmund Germer, German electrical engineer and inventor (b. 1901)

August 11 – Clara Peller, American actress (b. 1902)

August 12 – Crystal Bennett, British archaeologist, pioneering researcher on Jordan (b. 1918)

August 16

Nick Vanos, American basketball player (b. 1918)

Andrei Mironov, Soviet theatre and film actor (b. 1941)

August 17

Rudolf Hess, German Nazi official (b. 1894)

Clarence Brown, American film director (b. 1890)

Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (b. 1902)

August 19

Hayden Rorke, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie) (b. 1910)

Bruno Vogel, German pacifist and writer. (b. 1898)

Harold Sherman, American author, lecturer and psychical researcher. (b. 1898)

August 24 – Bayard Rustin, American civil rights activist (b. 1912)

August 25 – Fernando Ramos da Silva, Brazilian actor, known as Pixote (b. 1967)

August 26 – Georg Wittig, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

August 27 – Charlie Smalls, American composer and songwriter (b. 1943)

August 28 – John Huston, American film director, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1906)

August 29 – Lee Marvin, American actor (b. 1924)

September[edit]

 

Lorne Greene

 

Peter Tosh

 

Américo Tomás

 

Einar Gerhardsen

 

Jaco Pastorius

 

Mary Astor

September 1 – Gerhard Fieseler, German World War I flying ace, aerobatics champion, and aircraft designer and manufacturer (b. 1896)

September 2 – Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean, President of Argentina (1982) (b. 1926)

September 3 – Rusty Wescoatt, American actor (b. 1911)

September 4

Bill Bowes, British cricketer (b. 1908)

Richard Marquand, Welsh film director (b. 1937)

September 11

Lorne Greene, Canadian actor, radio personality and singer (b. 1915)

Peter Tosh, Jamaican singer and musician (b. 1944)

September 12

J. Lawton Collins, American general (b. 1896)

John Qualen, Canadian actor (b. 1899)

September 13 – Mervyn LeRoy, American film producer and director (b. 1900)

September 15 – Trygve Dalseg, America Norwegian marketing agent (b. 1898)

September 16 – Howard Moss, American poet, dramatist, and critic (b. 1922)

September 17

Harry Locke, British character actor (b. 1913)

Vladimir Basov, Soviet actor, film director and screenwriter (b. 1923)

September 18 – Américo Tomás, 13th President of Portugal (b. 1894)

September 19 – Einar Gerhardsen, former Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1897)

September 20

Michael Stewart, American playwright and librettist for the stage (b. 1924)

Holly Glynn, former unidentified decedent (b. 1966)

September 21 – Jaco Pastorius, American bassist (b. 1951)

September 22

Carman Maxwell, American animator and voice actor (b. 1902)

Hákun Djurhuus, 4th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1908)

Dan Rowan, American comedian (b. 1922)

Hédi Váradi, Hungarian actress (b. 1929)

September 23

Bob Fosse, American theater choreographer and director (b. 1927)

Erland Van Lidth De Jeude, Dutch-born wrestler, opera singer and actor (b. 1953)

September 25

Mary Astor, American actress (b. 1906)

Harry Holtzman, American abstract artist (b. 1912)

Emlyn Williams, British actor (b. 1905)

September 29 – Henry Ford II, president of Ford Motor Company (b. 1917)

September 30

Alfred Bester, American author (b. 1913)

Herbert Sobel, US Army officer, made famous by Band of Brothers (b. 1912)

October[edit]

 

Clare Boothe Luce

 

William P. Murphy

 

Alf Landon

 

Fahri Korutürk

 

Woody Herman

October 2

Madeleine Carroll, British act

1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1987th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 987th year of the 2nd millennium, the 87th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1980s decade.

 

Events

January[edit]

January 2 – Chadian–Libyan conflict – Battle of Fada: The Chadian army destroys a Libyan armoured brigade.

January 3 – Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

January 4 – 1987 Maryland train collision: An Amtrak train en route from Washington, D.C. to Boston collides with Conrail engines at Chase, Maryland, killing 16.

January 5 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan undergoes prostate surgery, causing speculation about his physical fitness to continue in office.

January 8 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes for the first time above 2,000, gaining 8.30 to close at 2,002.25.

January 13 – New York mafiosi Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno and Carmine Peruccia are sentenced to 100 years in prison for racketeering.

January 15 – Hu Yaobang, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, is forced into retirement by political conservatives.

January 16 – León Febres Cordero, president of Ecuador, is kidnapped by followers of imprisoned general Frank Vargas, who successfully demand the latter's release.

January 20 – Terry Waite, the special envoy of the Archbishop of Canterbury in Lebanon, is kidnapped in Beirut (released November 1991).

January 22 – Pennsylvania Treasurer Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself with a revolver during a televised press conference after being found guilty on charges of bribery, fraud, conspiracy, and racketeering.

January 28 – The U.S. State Department invalidates US passports for travel to or through Lebanon due to security concerns. The ban was lifted in 1997. [1]

January 29 – William J. Casey ends his term as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

January 31 – The last Ohrbach's department store closes in New York City after 64 years of operation.

February[edit]

February 11

British Airways is privatised and listed on the London Stock Exchange.

The new Constitution of the Philippines goes into effect. This new constitution adds Spanish and Arabic as optional languages of the Philippines.

February 20 – A second Unabomber bomb explodes at a Salt Lake City computer store, injuring the owner.

February 23 – SN 1987A, the first "naked-eye" supernova since 1604, is observed.

February 25 – Beginning of the Phosphorite War protest movement in Soviet-occupied Estonia.

February 26 – Iran–Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes U.S. President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his National Security Council staff.

March[edit]

March 2 – American Motors is acquired by the Chrysler Corporation.

March 3 – Eazy-E's first song, Boyz-n-the-Hood, was released.

March 4 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses the American people on the Iran–Contra affair, acknowledging that his overtures to Iran had "deteriorated" into an arms-for-hostages deal.

 

MS Herald of Free Enterprise before its capsizing on March 6.

March 6 – Zeebrugge disaster: Roll-on/roll-off cross-channel ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes off Zeebrugge harbor in Belgium; 193 people die.

March 7 – 1987 Lieyu massacre: Republic of China Army execute 19 unarmed Vietnamese refugees on Donggang beach, Lieyu, Kinmen off Mainland China.

March 9 – U2's album The Joshua Tree was released.

March 18 – Woodstock of physics: The marathon session of the American Physical Society's meeting features 51 presentations concerning the science of high-temperature superconductors.

March 20 – AZT is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for use in the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

March 24 – Michael Eisner, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, and French Prime Minister and future President of France, Jacques Chirac, sign the agreement to construct the 4,800 acres (19 km2) Euro Disney Resort (now called Disneyland Paris) and to develop the Val d'Europe area of the new town Marne-la-Vallée in Paris, France.

March 29

The World Wrestling Federation (later WWE) produces WrestleMania III from the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. The event is particularly notable for the record attendance of 93,173, the largest recorded attendance for a live indoor sporting event in North America until February 14, 2010, when the 2010 NBA All-Star Game has an attendance of 108,713 at AT&T Stadium.

A hybrid solar eclipse was the second hybrid solar eclipse in less than one year, the first being on 1986 October 3. It was annular visible in southern Argentina, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Sudan (part of the path of annularity crossed today's South Sudan), Ethiopia, Djibouti and northern Somalia and total visible in Atlantic Ocean, lasting just 7.57 seconds.

March 30 – The 59th Academy Awards take place in Los Angeles, with Platoon winning Best Picture.

March 31 – Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, conducts a 45-minute interview on Soviet television.

April[edit]

April 3 – Showboat Casino Hotel first opens in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

April 13 – The governments of the Portuguese Republic and the People's Republic of China sign an agreement in which Macau will be returned to China in 1999.

April 18 – The New York Islanders defeat the Washington Capitals 3 to 2 in Game 7 of their Patrick Division Semifinal series. Pat LaFontaine scored the winning goal at 8:47 of the 4th overtime in a game known as the Easter Epic.

April 19 – The Simpsons cartoon first appears as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show.

April 21 – In Colombo, Sri Lanka, The Central Bus Station Bombing kills 113 civilians.

April 25 – Wicked City was released in theaters by Japan Home Video in Japan.

April 27 – The United States Department of Justice declares incumbent Austrian president Kurt Waldheim an "undesirable alien".

April 30 – Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the Provincial Premiers agree on principle to the Meech Lake Accord which would bring Quebec into the constitution.

May[edit]

May 8 – Loughgall ambush: A 24-man unit of the British Army Special Air Service (SAS) ambushed eight members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) as they mounted an attack on a Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) barracks. All IRA members were killed as well as one civilian.

May 9 – A Soviet-made Ilyushin Il-62 airliner, operated by LOT Polish Airlines, crashes into a forest just outside Warsaw, killing all 183 people on board.

May 11 – Klaus Barbie goes on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during World War II.

May 14 – Lieutenant Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka executes a bloodless coup in Fiji.

May 17 – USS Stark is hit by two Iraqi-owned Exocet AM39 air-to-surface missiles killing 47 sailors.

May 22

The Hashimpura massacre occurs in Meerut, India.

The first ever Rugby World Cup kicks off with New Zealand playing Italy at Eden Park, Auckland.

May 24 – At age 47 and just 5 days before his 48th birthday, Al Unser Sr. became the oldest winner of the Indianapolis 500 and only the second driver to win the event four times.

May 27 – In one of the densest concentrations of humanity in history, a crowd of 800,000+ packed shoulder-to-shoulder onto the Golden Gate Bridge and its approaches for its 50th Anniversary celebration.

May 28 – Eighteen-year-old West German pilot Mathias Rust evades Soviet air defenses and lands a private plane on Red Square in Moscow. He is immediately detained (released on August 3, 1988).

May 31 – The Edmonton Oilers defeat the Philadelphia Flyers four games to three to win the Stanley Cup. Flyers' goalie Ron Hextall would win the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs despite the team's loss in the finals.

June[edit]

June 3 – The Vanuatu Labour Party is founded.

June 8 – The New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act is passed, the first of its kind in the world.

June 11 – The Conservative Party of the United Kingdom, led by Margaret Thatcher, is re-elected for a third term at the 1987 general election.

June 12 – During a visit to Berlin, Germany, U.S. President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

June 17 – With the death of the last individual, the dusky seaside sparrow becomes extinct.

June 19

Teddy Seymour is officially designated the first black man to sail around the world, when he completes his solo sailing circumnavigation in Frederiksted, St. Croix, of the United States Virgin Islands.

Edwards v. Aguillard: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that a Louisiana law requiring that creation science be taught in public schools whenever evolution is taught is unconstitutional.

Hipercor bombing: the Basque terrorist group ETA perpetrate a car-bomb attack at an Hipercor market in Barcelona, killing 21 and hurting 45.

June 27 – A commercial HS 748 (Philippine Airlines Flight 206) crashes near Baguio City, Philippines, killing 50.

June 28

Iraqi warplanes drop mustard-gas bombs on the Iranian town of Sardasht in two separate bombing rounds, on four residential areas. This is the first time a civilian town was targeted by chemical weapons.

An accidental explosion at the Hohenfels Training Area in West Germany kills 3 U.S. troops.

June 29 – South Korean president Roh Tae-woo makes a speech promising a wide program of nationwide reforms, the result of the June Democracy Movement.

June 30 – Canada introduces a one-dollar coin, nicknamed the "Loonie".

July[edit]

July 1

The Single European Act is passed by the European Community.

U.S. President Ronald Reagan nominates former Solicitor General Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. The nomination is later rejected by the Senate.

July 3

Greater Manchester Police recover the body of 16-year-old Pauline Reade from Saddleworth Moor, after her killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley help them in their search, almost exactly 24 years since Pauline was last seen alive.

July 4 – A court in Lyon sentences former Gestapo boss Klaus Barbie to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity.

July 11

1987 Australian federal election: Bob Hawke's Labor Government is re-elected with an increased majority, defeating the Liberal Party led by John Howard and the National Party led by Ian Sinclair.

World population is estimated to have reached five billion people, according to the United Nations.[2]

July 12 – Konami releases the video game Metal Gear in Japan for the MSX2.[importance?]

July 15 – Martial law in Taiwan ends after 38 years.

July 17 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 2,500 mark for the first time, at 2,510.04.

July 22 – Palestinian cartoonist Naji Salim al-Ali is shot in London; he dies August 28.

July 25

The East Lancashire Railway, a heritage railway in the North West of England, is opened between Bury and Ramsbottom.

United States Secretary of Commerce Malcolm Baldrige, Jr. dies in a rodeo accident at a California ranch.

July 27 – Rick Astley releases hit single, Never Gonna Give You Up.

July 31

Four hundred pilgrims are killed in clashes between demonstrating Iranian pilgrims and Saudi Arabian security forces in Mecca.

Docklands Light Railway in London, the first driverless railway in Great Britain, is formally opened by Elizabeth II.

E! Launches as Movie Time.

An F4-rated tornado devastates eastern Edmonton, Alberta; hardest hit are an industrial park and a trailer park. 27 people are killed and hundreds injured, with hundreds more left homeless and jobless.

August[edit]

August 4

The World Commission on Environment and Development, also known as the Brundtland Commission, publishes its report, Our Common Future.

The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine, which had required radio and television stations to present alternative views on controversial issues.

August 7

The Colombian frigate Caldas enters Venezuelan waters near the Los Monjes Archipelago, sparking the Caldas frigate crisis between both nations.

American Lynne Cox becomes the first person to swim the Bering Strait, crossing from Little Diomede Island to Big Diomede in 2 hours and 5 minutes.

August 9 – Hoddle Street massacre in Australia: Julian Knight, 19, goes on a shooting rampage in the Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill, Victoria, killing 7 people and injuring 19 before surrendering to police.

August 14 – All the children held at Kai Lama, a rural property on Lake Eildon, Australia, run by the Santiniketan Park Association, are released after a police raid.

August 16

Northwest Airlines Flight 255 (a McDonnell Douglas MD-82) crashes on takeoff from Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan just west of Detroit killing all but one (4-year old Cecelia Cichan) of the 156 people on board.

The followers of the Harmonic Convergence claim it was observed around the world.

August 17 – Rudolf Hess is found dead in his cell in Spandau Prison. Hess, 93, is believed to have committed suicide by hanging himself with an electrical flex. He was the last remaining prisoner at the complex, which is soon demolished.

August 19

Hungerford massacre: Sixteen people die in the first British mass shooting carried out by Michael Ryan.

ABC News' chief Middle East correspondent Charles Glass escapes his Hezbollah kidnappers in Beirut, Lebanon, after 62 days in captivity.

The Order of the Garter is opened to women.

August 23 – The Hirvepark meeting is organized as the first unsanctioned political meeting in Soviet-occupied Estonia, in commemoration of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact.

September[edit]

 

Performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Index during Black Monday

September 2 – In Moscow, the trial begins for 19-year-old pilot Mathias Rust, who flew his Cessna airplane into Red Square in May.

September 3 – In a coup d'état in Burundi, President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza is deposed by Major Pierre Buyoya.

September 7–21 – The world's first conference on artificial life is held at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the United States.

September 13 – Goiânia accident: Metal scrappers open an old radiation source abandoned in a hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, causing the worst radiation accident ever in an urban area.

September 15 – Pope John Paul II arrives in Los Angeles for a two-day papal visit, his first one ever to the city, where he makes an arrival day speech to local leaders of the U.S. entertainment industry.

September 17 – At a small rally in New York City's Harlem district, televangelist Pat Robertson announces his candidacy for the 1988 Republican presidential nomination.

October[edit]

October 3 – The Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement is reached but still requires ratification. This agreement would be a precursor to NAFTA.

October 7 – Sikh nationalists declares the independence of Khalistan from India.

October 11 – The first National Coming Out Day is held in celebration of the second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

October 14–16 – The United States is caught up in a drama that unfolds on television as a young child named Jessica McClure falls down a well in Midland, Texas, and is later rescued.

October 15 – In Burkina Faso, a military coup was orchestrated by Blaise Compaoré against incumbent President Thomas Sankara.

 

October 16: aftermath of the Great Storm of 1987.

October 15–16 – Great Storm of 1987: Hurricane-force winds hit much of southern England, killing 23 people.

October 19

Black Monday: Stock market levels fall sharply on Wall Street and around the world.

US warships destroy two Iranian oil platforms in the Persian Gulf.

Two commuter trains collide head-on on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia; 102 are killed.

October 22 – The pilot of a British Aerospace BAE Harrier GR5 registered ZD325 accidentally ejects from his aircraft. The jet continues to fly until it runs out of fuel and crashes into the Irish Sea.[3]

October 23

Champion English jockey Lester Piggott is jailed for three years after being convicted of tax evasion.

On a vote of 58–42, the United States Senate rejects President Ronald Reagan's nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court.

October 25 – The Minnesota Twins won 4 games to 3 during the 1987 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 26 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average goes down 156.83 points.

November[edit]

 

November 18: King's Cross St. Pancras tube station catches fire.

November 1 – InterCity 125 breaks world diesel powered train speed record reaching 238 km/h (147.88 mph).

November 7

Zine El Abidine Ben Ali assumes the Presidency of Tunisia.

Lynne Cox swims between the Diomede Islands from the American Little Diomede Island to the Soviet Big Diomede Island.

November 8 – Enniskillen bombing: Twelve people are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb at a Remembrance Day service at Enniskillen.

November 12 – The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Mainland China opens in Beijing, near Tiananmen Square.

November 15 – In Brașov, Romania, workers rebel against the communist regime led by Nicolae Ceaușescu.

November 16 – The Parlatino Treaty of Institutionalization is signed.

November 17 – A tsunami hits the Gulf of Alaska.

November 18

The King's Cross fire on the London Underground kills 31 people and injures a further 100.

Iran–Contra affair: U.S. Senate and House panels release reports charging President Ronald Reagan with 'ultimate responsibility' for the affair.

November 22 – Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion – unknown perpetrators hijack the signal of WGN-TV for about 20 seconds, and WTTW for about 90 seconds, and displays a strange video of a man in a Max Headroom mask.

November 25 – Category 5 Typhoon Nina smashes the Philippines with 265 kilometres per hour (165 mph) winds and a devastating storm surge, causing destruction and 1,036 deaths.

November 28 – South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean off Mauritius, due to a fire in the cargo hold; the 159 passengers and crew perish.

November 29 – Korean Air Flight 858 is blown up over the Andaman Sea, killing 115 crew and passengers. North Korean agents are responsible for the bombing.

December[edit]

December – Fluoxetine, marketed as Prozac, is approved for use as an antidepressant in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration.

December 1

NASA announces the names of 4 companies awarded contracts to help build Space Station Freedom: Boeing Aerospace, General Electric's Astro-Space Division, McDonnell Douglas, and the Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell.

Queensland: Following a week of turmoil from his National Party of Australia colleagues, Joh Bjelke-Petersen resigns as Premier of Queensland. He is replaced by Mike Ahern, the only premier never to contest an election as premier.

December 2 – Hustler Magazine v. Falwell is argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.

December 7 – Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 crashes near Paso Robles, California, killing all 43 on board, after a disgruntled passenger shoots his ex-supervisor on the flight, then shoots both pilots.

December 8

Israeli–Palestinian conflict: The First Intifada begins in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

Queen Street massacre: In Melbourne, Australia, 22-year-old Frank Vitkovic kills 8 and injures another 5 in a Post Office building before committing suicide by jumping from the eleventh floor.

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C. by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. It later expires in 2019.

Alianza Lima air disaster: A Peruvian Navy Fokker F27 crashes near Ventanilla, Peru, killing 43.

December 9

General Rahimuddin Khan retires from the Pakistan Army, along with the cabinet of the country's military dictatorship.

Microsoft releases Windows 2.0. [importance?]

December 15 – Production I.G is founded by Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and Takayuki Goto.

December 17

Gustáv Husák resigns as General Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.

Mega Man is released in Japan.[importance?]

December 18

Square Co., Ltd. releases Final Fantasy in Japan for the Famicom.[importance?]

The Perl programming language is created by Larry Wall.

December 20 – In history's worst peacetime sea disaster, the passenger ferry MV Doña Paz sinks after colliding with the oil tanker Vector 1 in the Tablas Strait in the Philippines, killing an estimated 4,000 people (1,749 official).

December 21 – Turgut Özal of ANAP forms the new government of Turkey (46th government).

December 22 – In Zimbabwe, the political parties ZANU and ZAPU reach an agreement that ends the violence in the Matabeleland region known as the Gukurahundi.

December 29 – Kylie Minogue rises to global fame with her single "I Should Be So Lucky".

December 30 – Pope John Paul II issues the encyclical Sollicitudo rei socialis (On Social Concern).

Date unknown[edit]

Birth rates begin to fall as the Soviet Union collapses.[4]

Barry Minkow's "ZZZZ Best" Ponzi scheme in the United States unravels.

The first Starbucks Coffee stores outside Seattle are opened in Vancouver and Chicago.

BiCE Ristorante opens in New York, New York.[5]

Tinker Hatfield designs the Nike Air Max.

Thomas Knoll and John Knoll develop the first version of Photoshop.

Maglite introduces the 2AAA Mini Maglite flashlight, targeted for medical and industrial applications.[importance?]

Varroa destructor, an invasive parasite of honeybees, is found in the United States.

Births[edit]

Births

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

January[edit]

 

Shelley Hennig

 

Kristin Cavallari

 

Davide Astori

 

César Cielo

 

Naya Rivera

 

Evan Peters

 

Shane Long

 

Luis Suárez

 

Oksana Shachko

January 1 – Meryl Davis, American figure skater

January 2

Shelley Hennig, American actress

Lauren Storm, American actress

Loïc Rémy, French footballer

January 5

Jason Mitchell, American actor

Kristin Cavallari, American reality television star

Fabiola Guajardo, Mexican actress and model

January 6

Ndamukong Suh, American football player

Zhang Lin, Chinese swimmer

January 7

Davide Astori, Italian footballer (d. 2018)

Lambda García, Mexican actor

Lyndsy Fonseca, American actress

Sirusho, Armenian singer

January 8 – Freddie Stroma, English actor

January 9

Nicola Coughlan, Irish Actress

Lucas Leiva, Brazilian football player

Paolo Nutini, British singer

Pablo Santos, Mexican actor (d. 2006)

January 10

César Cielo, Brazilian swimmer

Vicente Guaita, Spanish footballer

January 11

Jamie Vardy, English footballer

Danuta Kozák, Hungarian sprint canoer

January 12

Naya Rivera, American actress

Andrei Buivolov, Russian football player

Will Rothhaar, American actor

January 13 – Jack Johnson, American hockey player

January 15

Jesus Luz, Brazilian model and DJ

Greg Inglis, Australian rugby league footballer

Tsegaye Kebede, Ethiopian long-distance runner

Kelly Kelly, American professional wrestler

Michael Seater, Canadian actor

January 16 – Jake Epstein, Canadian actor and singer

January 18

Zane Holtz, Canadian actor

Stefan Filipović, Montenegrin pop singer

January 19

İlhan Parlak, Turkish footballer

Arkadiy Vasilyev, Russian decathlete

January 20

Evan Peters, American actor

Pete Ploszek, American actor

Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle road racer (d. 2011)

January 21 – Pablo Caballero González, Uruguayan footballer

January 22 – Shane Long, Irish footballer

January 23 – The Avener, French deep house producer

January 24

Ruth Bradley, Irish television and film actress

Wayne Hennessey, Welsh football player

Luis Suárez, Uruguayan football player

January 25 – Jake Roper, American YouTuber and educator who is the third member of Vsauce

January 26

Andrew J. Ferchland, American actor

Sebastian Giovinco, Italian football player

Gojko Kačar, Serbian footballer

January 27

Lily Donaldson, British model

Katy Rose, American singer-songwriter

Kylie Sparks, American actress

Hannah Teter, American snowboarder

January 28

Katie Nolan, American sport personality and TV host

Misha Crosby, British actor

January 29

Ksenia Kahnovich, Russian model

Alex Murrel, American singer and actress

January 30

Becky Lynch, Irish professional wrestler

Lance Franklin, Australian rules footballer

Phil Lester, British YouTuber and former Radio 1 DJ

Arda Turan, Turkish footballer

January 31

Oksana Shachko, Ukrainian artist and human rights activist (d. 2018)

Marcus Mumford, English-American singer, songwriter and musician (Mumford & Sons)

February[edit]

 

Heather Morris

 

Ronda Rousey

 

Gerard Piqué

 

Darren Criss

 

Rose Leslie

 

Michael B. Jordan

 

Miles Teller

 

Ashley Greene

 

Ellen Page

February 1

Heather Morris, American actress and dancer

Costel Pantilimon, Romanian footballer

Giuseppe Rossi, Italian-American football player

Ronda Rousey, American martial arts expert and actress

February 2

Gerard Piqué, Barcelona and Spanish footballer

Victoria Song, Chinese pop singer (f(x)) and model

Martin Spanjers, American actor

Athena Imperial, Miss Philippines Earth 2011 winner

February 3 – Johan Dahlberg, Swedish architect

February 4 – Lucie Šafářová, Czech tennis player

February 5

Darren Criss, American singer and actor

Richard Rawson, English rapper and songwriter

Donald Sanford, American-Israeli Olympic sprinter

February 7

Kerli Kõiv, Estonian singer

Monika Brodka, Polish singer

February 8

Carolina Kostner, Italian figure skater

Jessica Jerome, American ski jumper

February 9

Rose Leslie, Scottish actress

Michael B. Jordan, American actor

Magdalena Neuner, German biathlete

February 10

Choi Siwon, South Korean recording artist

Poli Genova, Bulgarian singer

February 11 – Ellen van Dijk, Dutch road and track cycling world champion

February 13

Eljero Elia, Dutch footballer

Rau'shee Warren, American boxer

February 14

Edinson Cavani, Uruguayan footballer

José Miguel Cubero, Costa Rican footballer

February 15 – Alex Rodman, English footballer

February 16

Luc Bourdon, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (d. 2008)

Mauricio Henao, Colombian actor

Ryan Follesé, American singer; lead singer of pop-rock band Hot Chelle Rae

February 17 – Raffi Ahmad, Indonesian actor and comedian

February 18 – Carla Hernández, Mexican actress

February 20

Miles Teller, American actor

Daniella Pineda, American actress

February 21

Ashley Greene, American actress

Tuppence Middleton, English actress

Ellen Page, Canadian actress

February 22

Han Hyo-joo, South Korean actress

Sergio Romero, Argentine footballer

February 24

Tina Desai, Indian actress and model

Ulysses Cuadra, American actor and voice actor

February 25

Natalie Dreyfuss, American actress

Andrew Poje, Canadian figure skater

Eva Avila, Canadian singer-songwriter

February 26 – Johan Sjöstrand, Swedish handball player

February 27

Valeriy Andriytsev, Ukrainian wrestler

Scott Davies, English footballer

February 28 – Michelle Horn, American actress

March[edit]

 

Kesha

 

Devon Graye

 

Bow Wow

 

Emeli Sandé

 

Marco Andretti

 

Aislinn Derbez

 

AJ Lee

 

Polina Gagarina

March 1

Kesha, American singer

Navarone Garibaldi, American singer

March 3

Siddharth Bhardwaj, Indian VJ, model and actor

Shraddha Kapoor, Indian actress and singer

Elnur Hüseynov, Azerbaijani singer

March 4

Tamzin Merchant, English actress

Theódór Elmar Bjarnason, Icelandic footballer

March 5 – Anna Chakvetadze, Russian professional tennis player

March 6

Kevin-Prince Boateng, Ghanaian-German footballer

Hannah Taylor-Gordon, English actress

March 7 – Hatem Ben Arfa, Tunisian-French footballer

March 8

Devon Graye, American actor

Milana Vayntrub, American actress

March 9 – Bow Wow, African-American rapper

March 10

Martellus Bennett, American football player

Liu Shishi, Chinese actress

Emeli Sandé, Scottish recording artist and songwriter

March 11

Estefanía Villarreal, Mexican actress

Ngonidzashe Makusha, Zimbabwean sprinter and long jumper

March 12

Jessica Hardy, American swimmer

Teimour Radjabov, Azerbaijani chess player

Chris Stark, English radio DJ

March 13 – Marco Andretti, American IRL driver

March 14

Robert Clark, American-Canadian actor

Aravane Rezaï, Iranian-French tennis player

March 16

David Turley, League of Legends commentator

Alexandr Smyshlyaev, Russian freestyle skier

March 17

Federico Fazio, Argentine footballer

Rob Kardashian, American television personality, model, and talent manager

March 18

Aislinn Derbez, Mexican actress and model

Rebecca Soni, American swimmer

Gabriel Mercado, Argentine footballer

March 19

AJ Lee, American professional wrestler

Josie Loren, American actress

March 20 – João Alves de Assis Silva (Jô), Brazilian soccer player

March 21 – Yuri Ryazanov, Russian artistic gymnast (d. 2009)

March 22

Ike Davis, American baseball player

Alexander Shatilov, Israeli artistic gymnast

March 23

Alan Toovey, Australian Rules Football Premiership player

Kangana Ranaut, Indian actress and director

March 24

Josh Zeid, American baseball player

Juan Diego Covarrubias, Mexican actor

Shakib Al Hasan Bangladeshi international cricketer

March 25 – Nobunari Oda, Japanese figure skater

March 26 – YUI, Japanese singer-songwriter

March 27

Buster Posey, American baseball player

Polina Gagarina, Russian singer, songwriter, actress, and model

March 28

Kagney Linn Karter, American pornographic actress

Mary Kate Wiles, American actress

March 29 – Dénes Varga, Hungarian water polo player

March 31

Humpy Koneru, Indian chess grandmaster

Jeff Montalvo, Electronic music producer

April[edit]

 

Sarah Gadon

 

Jesse McCartney

 

Shay Mitchell

 

Joss Stone

 

Brooklyn Decker

 

Mike Manning

 

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

 

William Moseley

April 1

Mackenzie Davis, Canadian actress

Ding Junhui, Chinese snooker player

April 2

Marc Pugh, English footballer

Molly Smitten-Downes, British singer-songwriter

April 3

Benjamin Stone, British actor

Park Jung-min, South Korean singer (SS501)

Rachel Bloom, American actress

April 4

Océane Zhu, Chinese actress

Sami Khedira, German footballer

Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress

April 6 – Hilary Rhoda, American model

April 7 – Jack Johnson, American actor

April 8 – Royston Drenthe, Dutch footballer

April 9

Jesse McCartney, American singer and actor

Jazmine Sullivan, American recording artist

Pengiran Anak Sarah, wife of the Crown Prince of Brunei, Al-Muhtadee Billah

April 10

Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano

Shay Mitchell, Canadian actress and model

Jamie Renée Smith, American actress

April 11

Joss Stone, English musician

Lights Poxleitner, Canadian musician

Michelle Phan, American make-up demonstrator

April 12

Brendon Urie, American musician

Brooklyn Decker, American fashion model and actress

Mike Manning, American actor

Ilana Glazer, American comedian, writer and actress

April 15

Iyaz, British Virgin Islands singer

Samira Wiley, American actress and model

April 16 – Aaron Lennon, English footballer

April 17 – Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Canadian actress

April 18 − Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, English supermodel

April 19

Courtland Mead, American actor

Joe Hart, English footballer

Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player

Oksana Akinshina, Russian actress

April 20

John Patrick Amedori, American actor and musician

Anna Rossinelli, Swiss singer-songwriter

April 21

Sophie Rundle, English television and film actress

Lenira Santos, Cape Verdean sprinter

Anastasia Prikhodko, Ukrainian folk rock and traditional pop singer

April 22

David Luiz, Brazilian footballer

John Obi Mikel, Nigerian footballer

April 23 – Jaryd Lazar, American streamer who goes by the alias Summit1g

April 24 – Varun Dhawan, Indian actor

April 26 – Jessica Lee Rose, American actress

April 27

William Moseley, English actor

Anne Suzuki, Japanese actress

Alexandra Carter, Canadian voice actress

Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Canadian actress

April 28

Bradley Johnson, English footballer

Samantha Akkineni, Indian film actress and model

April 29

Sara Errani, Italian tennis player

Alicia Morton, American actress and singer

May[edit]

 

Aidy Bryant

 

Hunter Parrish

 

Candice King

 

Andy Murray

 

Arturo Vidal

 

Novak Djokovic

 

Brandi Cyrus

 

Bangs Garcia

 

Noah Reid

May 1

Matt Di Angelo, English actor

Shahar Pe'er, Israeli tennis player

May 2

Nana Kitade, Japanese singer

Pat McAfee, American football player

May 4

Anjeza Shahini, Albanian singer

Cesc Fàbregas, Spanish football player

Jorge Lorenzo, Spanish triple MotoGP world champion

Zbigniew Bartman, Polish volleyball player

May 5

Jessie Cave, English actress

Ian Michael Smith, American actor

May 6 – Moon Geun-young, Korean actress

May 7

Aidy Bryant, American actress and comedian

Asami Konno, Japanese singer

Maya Erskine, American actress

May 10

Allie Haze, American pornographic actress

Eileen April Boylan, American actress

May 11

Albulena Haxhiu, Kosovo Albanian politician

Enikő Mihalik, Hungarian model

May 12

Felipe Roque, Brazilian actor and model

David Foley, English footballer

May 13

Hunter Parrish, American actor and singer

Candice King, American actress and singer

Misha Gabriel, American dancer

May 15

Michael Brantley, American baseball player

Brian Dozier, American baseball player

Andy Murray, Scottish tennis player

May 16 – Can Bonomo, Turkish-Jewish singer

May 17 – Ott Lepland, Estonian singer

May 18 – Luisana Lopilato, Argentine actress and singer

May 20 – Fra Fee, Northern Irish actor and singer

May 22

Arturo Vidal, Chilean footballer

Novak Djokovic, Serbian tennis player

May 23 – Bray Wyatt, American professional wrestler

May 24

Jimena Barón, Argentine actress and singer

Déborah François, Belgian actress

May 25 – Nico Hillenbrand, German footballer

May 26

Tooji, Norwegian-Iranian singer, model and television host

Brandi Cyrus, American actress, singer and DJ

Bangs Garcia, Filipina actress

May 27

Bella Heathcote, Australian actress

José Cañas, Spanish footballer

May 29

Alessandra Torresani, American actress

Ak'Sent, American female rapper

Noah Reid, Canadian actor and musician

May 31

Curtis Williams, American actor

Shaun Fleming, American actor and musician

Meredith Hagner, American actress

June[edit]

 

Cássio Ramos

 

Diana DeGarmo

 

Kendrick Lamar

 

Rebecca Breeds

 

Niels Schneider

 

Joe Dempsie

 

Lionel Messi

 

Ed Westwick

June 2

Tobias Arlt, German Olympic luger

Sonakshi Sinha, Indian actress

June 3

Lalaine, American actress and singer

Masami Nagasawa, Japanese actress

Michelle Keegan, British actress

June 4

Mollie King, British singer

Tori Praver, American model and swimwear designer

Luisa Zissman, British TV personality

June 5 – Charlie Clements, British actor

June 6

Luo Zilin, Miss Universe China 2011 4th runner-up and model

Cássio Ramos, Brazilian footballer

June 9

Rheagan Wallace, American actress

James Maynard, British mathematician

June 10 – He Chong, Chinese diver

June 11

Dappy, English rapper

Didrik Solli-Tangen, Norwegian singer

Rie Tanaka, Japanese gymnast

June 12

Abbey Lee, Australian model

Antonio Barragán, Spanish footballer

June 13 – Gesaffelstein, French record producer

June 14

Cameron Russell, American model

Ross A. McGinnis, American soldier, posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor (d. 2006)

June 15 – Evan Kasprzak, American tap and theater jazz dancer

June 16

Kelly Blatz, American actor and singer

Diana DeGarmo, American singer and Broadway actress

Abby Elliott, American actress and comedian

Tobias Wendl, German Olympic luger

June 17

Nozomi Tsuji, Japanese singer

Kendrick Lamar, American rapper

Rebecca Breeds, Australian actress

June 18

Melanie Iglesias, American model and actress

Niels Schneider, French-Canadian actor

Zsuzsanna Tomori, Hungarian handball player

June 19 – Miho Fukuhara, Japanese singer

June 20

A-fu, Taiwanese singer and songwriter

Daiana Menezes, Brazilian actress, model, and television host

June 21

Mohd Hafiszuan Salehuddin, Malaysian footballer

Tomáš Jablonský, Czech football player

Khatia Buniatishvili, Georgian pianist

June 22

Joe Dempsie, English actor

Jerrod Carmichael, American stand-up comedian, actor and writer

June 23

Caitlin Rose, American country singer

Haley Strode, American actress

Guillaume Bonnafond, French road bicycle racer

Aaron Groom, Fijian rugby league footballer

Edward Holcroft, English actor

June 24

Lionel Messi, Argentine footballer

Josh Lillis, English footballer

Nicholas Robinson-Baker, English diver

June 25

Scott Terra, American actor

Anil Shetty, Indian entrepreneur, Author, activist and a motivational speaker

June 26 – Samir Nasri, French footballer

June 27

Ed Westwick, English actor

India de Beaufort, British actress

June 29

Gal Nevo, Israeli swimmer

Lewis Clinch, American basketball player

June 30 – Adi Alsaid, Mexican author

July[edit]

 

Cristina Vee

 

Sebastian Vettel

 

Veronica Wagner

 

Rebecca Sugar

 

AnnaLynne McCord

 

Mara Wilson

 

Alan Dawa Dolma

 

Genesis Rodriguez

July 1

Choe Kum-hui, North Korean platform diver

Ahn Jae-hyun, South Korean model and actor

Yoga Lin, Taiwanese singer

John Hathaway, English mixed martial artist

Mehmet Yağmur, Turkish basketball player

July 2

Esteban Granero, Spanish footballer

Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (d. 2008)

July 3

Murad Subay, Yemeni artist and political activist

Maximilian Mauff, German actor

Chris Hunter, American actor

Chad Broskey, American actor

Sebastian Vettel, German four-time Formula 1 world champion

July 4

Ater Majok, Sudanese basketball player

Jah Prayzah, Zimbabwean musician

Prajwal Devaraj, Indian film actor

July 5

David Halaifonua, Tongan rugby union player

Ji Chang-wook, South Korean actor

Mohd Safiq Rahim, Malaysian footballer

Chen Xiao, Chinese actor and model

July 6

Kate Nash, British singer-songwriter

Matt O'Leary, American actor

Caroline Trentini, Brazilian model

July 7

Julianna Guill, American actress

Veronica Wagner, Swedish artistic gymnast

Richie Steamboat, American professional wrestler

Mylène Mackay, Canadian actress

July 9

Yūta Furukawa, Japanese actor, songwriter, singer, dancer and model

Rebecca Sugar, American animator and creator of Steven Universe

Élodie Fontan, French actress

Ashlee Evans-Smith, American mixed martial artist

July 11

Cristina Vee, American voice actress

Maximilian Müller, German field hockey player

A. J. Locascio, American actor, voice actor, film director and film producer

July 12

Anarkali Akarsha, Sri Lankan actress, model, singer, TV Host and a politician

Tilian Pearson, American singer, songwriter, and musician

July 13

Eva Rivas, Russian-Armenian singer

Neil Denis, Canadian actor

July 14

Sara Canning, Canadian actress

Drew Fortier, American musician, songwriter, filmmaker, and actor

Larry Madowo, Kenyan journalist and news anchor

Peter Vives, Spanish actor, singer and classical pianist

Dan Reynolds, American singer and musician

July 15 – Fredric Jonson, Swedish footballer

July 16 – AnnaLynne McCord, American actress

July 17

Benedict Martin, Malaysian footballer

Jeremih, American recording artist and producer

July 19

Yan Gomes, Brazilian baseball player

Ho Ho Lun, Hong Kong wrestler

July 20 – Owen Cheung, Hong Kong actor

July 23

Luiz Gustavo, Brazilian footballer

Marta Pihan-Kulesza, Polish artistic gymnast

July 24 – Mara Wilson, American actress

July 25

Alan Dawa Dolma (better known as "Alan"), Chinese singer

Gor Sujyan, Armenian rock singer, lead singer of Dorians

Michael Welch, American actor

July 26

Miriam McDonald, Canadian actress and dancer

Evelina Sašenko-Statulevičienė, Lithuanian jazz singer of Polish-Ukrainian descent

July 27

Marek Hamšík, Slovak football player

Thomas Enevoldsen, Danish footballer

July 28

Sumire, Japanese fashion model (d. 2009)

Pedro, Spanish footballer

July 29

Alice Dellal, Brazilian-born British model

Genesis Rodriguez, American actress

July 30 – Elise Estrada, Canadian singer

July 31

Brittany Byrnes, Australian actress

Michael Bradley, American soccer player

August[edit]

 

Sidney Crosby

 

Ryan Lavarnway

 

James Buckley

 

Tim Tebow

 

Mischa Zverev

 

Blake Lively

 

Amy Macdonald

August 2 – Jessie Daniels, American actress, songwriter, and Christian musician

August 3

Kim Hyung-jun, South Korean singer, DJ (SS501)

Gary Medel, Chilean footballer

Zaquan Adha, Malaysian footballer

Brandon Peniche, Mexican actor

August 4

Jon Lilygreen, Welsh singer

Philip Younghusband, British-Filipino footballer

Sam Underwood, English actor

August 5

Lexi Belle, American porn actress

Adrian Petriw, Canadian actor and voice actor

Genelia D'Souza, Indian actress, model, and host

August 6

Aditya Narayan, Bollywood actor and singer

Joran van der Sloot, Dutch murder suspect

August 7

Sidney Crosby, Canadian hockey player

Ryan Lavarnway, American baseball player

August 8 – Katie Leung, Scottish actress

August 10 – Ari Boyland, New Zealand actor

August 11

Jonatas Faro, Brazilian actor and singer

Jemima West, Anglo-French actress

August 14

James Buckley, English actor

Tim Tebow, American football player

Johnny Gargano, American wrestler

Curt Hansen, American actor

August 15 – Sean McAllister, English footballer

August 16

Eri Kitamura, Japanese voice actress and singer[6]

Okieriete Onaodowan, Nigerian actor, known for originating the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the 2015 musical Hamilton

Carey Price, Canadian ice hockey goaltender

August 18 – Mika Boorem, American actress

August 19 – Nico Hülkenberg, German racing driver

August 20

Cătălina Ponor, Romanian gymnast

Tulus, Indonesian singer

August 21

Cody Kasch, American actor

Kim Kibum, South Korean singer and actor (Super Junior)

Anton Shipulin, Russian biathlete

August 22 – Mischa Zverev, German tennis player

August 24 – Anže Kopitar, Slovene ice hockey player

August 25

Stacey Farber, Canadian actress

Liu Yifei, Chinese actress

Blake Lively, American actress

Amy Macdonald, Scottish singer and songwriter

Rona Nishliu, Albanian Kosovar singer, radio presenter and humanitarian

Justin Upton, American baseball player

August 30 – Johanna Braddy, American actress

September[edit]

 

Evan Rachel Wood

 

Wiz Khalifa

 

Tyler Hoechlin

 

Elizabeth Henstridge

 

Danielle Panabaker

 

Tom Felton

 

Grey Damon

 

Hilary Duff

September 2

Mazin Elsadig, American actor

Scott Moir, Canadian figure skater

Spencer Smith, American musician

September 3 – James Neal, Canadian ice hockey player

September 4 – Maryna Linchuk, Belarusian model

September 5 – Jeremy Vuolo, American former soccer

September 6 – Anna Pavlova, Russian artistic gymnast

September 7

Evan Rachel Wood, American actress and singer

Aleksandra Wozniak, Canadian tennis player

September 8

Ray Fisher, American actor

Wiz Khalifa, American rapper

Alexandre Bilodeau, Canadian freestyle skier

September 9

Clayton Snyder, American actor

Afrojack, Dutch DJ and music producer

Milan Stanković, Serbian pop-folk singer

September 10

Paul Goldschmidt, American baseball player

Alex Saxon, American actor

September 11

Susianna Kentikian, German-Armenian boxer

Tyler Hoechlin, American actor

Elizabeth Henstridge, English actress

September 13

G.NA, Canadian singer

Erin Way, American actress

September 14 – Chad Duell, American actor

September 15

Aly Cissokho, French footballer

Christian Cooke, English actor

September 16

Anthony Padilla, Internet comedian

Daren Kagasoff, American actor

Travis Wall, American actor

Heather Rae Young, American model and actress and Playboy playmate of the month for February 2010

September 17 – Augustus Prew, English actor

September 19 – Danielle Panabaker, American actress

September 20

Jack Lawless, American musician

Sarah Natochenny, American actress and voice actress

September 21 – Ryan Guzman, American actor

September 22

Teyonah Parris, American actress

Tom Felton, English actor

September 23

Skylar Astin, American actor

Shannon Chan-Kent, Canadian actress and voice actress

September 24

Brit Morgan, American film and television actress

Grey Damon, American actor

Spencer Treat Clark, American actor

Matthew Connolly, English footballer

September 25 – Monica Niculescu, Romanian tennis player

September 26 – Jang Keun Suk, South Korean actor, singer and model

September 28 – Hilary Duff, American actress and singer

September 29

Kyle Riabko, Canadian pop singer, guitarist

David Del Rio, American actor

Anaïs Demoustier, French actress

September 30

Ramy Ashour, Egyptian squash player

Aida Garifullina, Russian operatic soprano

Elanne Kong, Hong Kong actress and singer

Denise Laurel, Filipina actress and singer

October[edit]

 

Matthew Daddario

 

Christopher Larkin

 

Zuleyka Rivera

 

Jay Pharoah

 

Zac Efron

 

Frank Ocean

 

Cleopatra Coleman

October 1

Stuart Lafferty, American actor

Matthew Daddario, American actor

October 2

Christopher Larkin, American actor

Phil Kessel, American professional ice hockey forward

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., American stock car driver

October 3 – Zuleyka Rivera, Puerto Rican beauty queen who held the titles Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006 and Miss Universe 2006

October 4

Marina Weisband, German politician

Daniel Anthony, English actor

October 6 – Samuel, American musician

October 7 – Aiden English, American professional wrestler[importance?]

October 8

Aya Hirano, Japanese voice actress and singer

Griffin Frazen, American actor

October 9 – Melissa Villaseñor, American actress and comedian

October 11 – Ariella Käslin, Swiss artistic gymnast

October 12 – Besian Idrizaj, Austrian footballer

October 14 – Jay Pharoah, American actor

October 15

Chantal Strand, Canadian actress and voice actress

Mizuho Sakaguchi, Japanese woman footballer

Qiao Renliang, Chinese actor and singer (d. 2016)

October 16

Seungho, South Korean pop singer (MBLAQ)

Zhao Liying, Chinese actress

October 17 – Bea Alonzo, Filipino actress

October 18

Zac Efron, American actor and singer

Freja Beha Erichsen, Danish model

October 20 – Levy Li, Miss Malaysia Universe 2008

October 22

Kain O'Keeffe, Australian actor

Donny Montell, Lithuanian singer-songwriter

October 23 – Miyuu Sawai, Japanese actress

October 24 – Charlie White, American figure skater

October 27

Thelma Aoyama, Japanese singer

Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player (year of birth disputed)

October 28

Frank Ocean, American singer and rapper

Na Yeon Choi, South Korean female professional golfer

October 29

Makoto Ogawa, Japanese singer

Cleopatra Coleman, Australian actress

November[edit]

 

Kevin Jonas

 

Samantha Droke

 

Giles Matthey

 

Dimitri Leonidas

 

Jake Abel

 

Karen Gillan

November 1

Bruce Irvin, American football player

Ileana D'Cruz, Indian actress

November 3

Ty Lawson, American basketball player

Colin Kaepernick, American football player

Kyle Seager, American baseball player

Elizabeth Smart, American kidnap survivor

Gemma Ward, Australian model

November 4 – T.O.P, Korean rapper

November 5 – Kevin Jonas, American actor and singer-songwriter

November 6

Ana Ivanovic, Serbian tennis player

G.O, South Korean singer (MBLAQ)

November 7 – Rachele Brooke Smith, American actress and dancer

November 8

Samantha Droke, American actress

Maryjun Takahashi, Japanese model and actress

Mohd Faiz Subri, Malaysian footballer

November 10

Charles Hamilton, American rapper and record producer

Jessica Tovey, Australian actress

November 11

Ludi Lin, Chinese-Canadian actor

Yuya Tegoshi, Japanese singer (NEWS, Tegomass)

Giles Matthey, British-Australian actor

November 12

Jason Day, Australian golfer

Kengo Kora, Japanese actor

Juan José Ballesta, Spanish actor

November 14

Brian Gleeson, Irish actor

Dimitri Leonidas, English actor

November 18

Jake Abel, American actor

Daniella Mastricchio, Argentine actress

November 20 – Amelia Rose Blaire, American actress

November 22 – Mauro Nespoli, Italian archer

November 23

Ryan Lane, American actor

Kasia Struss, Polish model

Snooki, American television personality

November 24

Elena Satine, American film actress and singer

Jeremain Lens, Dutch footballer

November 25 – Dolla, American rapper (d. 2009)

November 26 – Kat DeLuna, American singer

November 27 – Lashana Lynch, English actress

November 28 – Karen Gillan, Scottish actress

November 30

Christel Khalil, American actress

Dougie Poynter, English musician (McFly)

Ian Hecox, Internet comedian

December[edit]

 

Michael Angarano

 

Jack DeSena

 

Aaron Carter

 

Michael Socha

 

Karim Benzema

 

Thomas Dekker

 

Iain De Caestecker

December 2

Isaac Promise, Nigerian footballer (d. 2019)

Teairra Marí, American singer

December 3

Michael Angarano, American actor

Alicia Sacramone, American gymnast

December 4

Dree Hemingway, American model and actress

Orlando Brown, American actor, singer, and comedian

December 6 – Jack DeSena, American actor and voice actor

December 7

Aaron Carter, American singer and actor

Ashley Cheadle, Australian actress

December 8

Aria Curzon, American actress

Susanne Riesch, German alpine skier

December 9 – Hikaru Nakamura, American chess grandmaster

December 10 – Gonzalo Higuaín, Argentine footballer

December 11 – Clifton Geathers, American football player

December 12

Lao Lishi, Chinese diver

Kate Todd, Canadian actress

Hila Klein, Israeli-American co-founder of the H3H3 comedy and podcast franchise

December 13

Michael Socha, English actor

Rachel Anne Daquis, Filipino volleyball player

December 15 – Josh Norman, American football player

December 16

Hallee Hirsh, American actress

Mame Biram Diouf, Senegalese footballer

December 17

Bo Guagua, Chinese princeling and son of former official Bo Xilai

Chelsea Manning, American whistleblower

December 18

Miki Ando, Japanese figure skater

Ayaka, Japanese singer

Yuki Furukawa, Japanese actor

December 19

Karim Benzema, French footballer

Ronan Farrow, American activist

Fábio Audi, Brazilian actor and producer

December 20

Alana Grace, American singer and actress

Michihiro Yasuda, Japanese football player

Winston Marshall, British musician (Mumford & Sons)

December 21

Ryza Cenon, Filipino actress

Valerie Concepcion, Filipino actress

December 22 – Lisa Andreas, English singer of Cypriot descent

December 25

LJ Reyes, Filipino actress

Demaryius Thomas, American football player

December 27 – Lily Cole, British model

December 28

Taylor Ball, American actor

Thomas Dekker, American actor

Hannah Tointon, English actress

Adam Gregory, American actor

December 29

Katie Blair, American actress, model and beauty queen

Iain De Caestecker, Scottish actor

December 31

Javaris Crittenton, American basketball player

Seydou Doumbia, Ivorian football player

Émilie Le Pennec, French gymnast

Deaths[edit]

Deaths

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

 

January[edit]

 

Håkan Malmrot

 

Ray Bolger

 

Norman McLaren

January 1 – Lloyd Haynes, American actor and television writer (b. 1934)

January 6

Harry D. Payne, American architect (b. 1891)

Margaret Danhauser, American female professional baseball player (b. 1921)

January 9 – Arthur Lake, American actor, Dagwood Bumstead in Blondie (b. 1905)

January 10 – Håkan Malmrot, Swedish Olympic swimmer (b. 1900)

January 14 – Douglas Sirk, German-born film director, Hollywood melodramas Magnificent Obsession, All That Heaven Allows, Written on the Wind, Imitation of Life (b. 1897)

January 15 – Ray Bolger, American actor, singer, and dancer. Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (b. 1904)

January 16

Joyce Jameson, American actress, 'Skippy' in The Andy Griffith Show, and 'The Blonde' in The Apartment (b. 1932)

Joseph Urner, American sculptor, painter and etcher born in Frederick, Maryland (b. 1898)

Earl Wilson, American journalist (b. 1907)

January 19 – Gerald Brenan, British writer and Hispanist (b. 1894)

January 21 – Charles Goodell, American politician (b. 1926)

January 22 – Budd Dwyer, American politician (b. 1939)

January 24 – Ruth Bird, English historian and schoolteacher (b. 1899)

January 25

Asim Ferhatović, Yugoslav football player (b. 1933)

Nahuel Moreno, Argentine Trotskyist leader (b. 1924)

January 27

Allan V. Cox, American geologist (b. 1926)

Norman McLaren, Canadian animator and director, Best Documentary Oscar winner Neighbours (b. 1914)

January 28 – Galo Plaza, Ecuadorian statesman, 29th President of Ecuador (b. 1906)

January 29 – Emvin Cremona, Maltese artist (b. 1919)

January 31 – Yves Allégret, French film director, Oscar nomination for The Proud and the Beautiful screenplay. Husband of Simone Signoret (b. 1905)

February[edit]

 

Prince Takamatsu

 

Liberace

 

Hans Rosenthal

 

Mark Ashton

 

Andy Warhol

 

James Coco

February 2

Alistair MacLean, British writer (b. 1922)

Carlos José Castilho, Brazilian football goalkeeper (b. 1927)

February 3

Donald Aronow, creator of the Cigarette Boat (b. 1927)

Prince Takamatsu, younger brother of Japanese Emperor Hirohito (b. 1905)

February 4 – Liberace, American pianist, singer and actor (b. 1919)

February 5

Otto Wöhler, serving during World War I and World War II (b. 1894)

William Collier Jr., American actor, Cimarron, Little Caesar (b. 1902)

February 7 – Claudio Villa, Italian singer (b. 1926)

February 10

Robert O'Brien, American racing driver (b. 1908)

Hans Rosenthal, German radio editor, director, and radio and television host (b. 1925)

February 11 – Mark Ashton, Irish gay rights activist (b. 1960)

February 14 – Dmitry Kabalevsky, Russian composer (b. 1904)

February 19 – Sir Hugh Greene, British television executive (b. 1910)

February 20 – Lev Russov, Russian painter (b. 1926)

February 22

David Susskind, American producer and host (b. 1920)

Andy Warhol, American artist, director, writer (b. 1928)

Glenway Wescott, American novelist (b. 1901)

February 24 – Jim Connors, American radio personality (b. 1940)

February 25

James Coco, American actor, the unemployed actor in Only When I Laugh, and Sancho Panza in Man of La Mancha (b. 1930)

Elisabeth Coit, American architect (b. 1897)

Dame Florence Cayford, Labour politician in London (b. 1897)

John Collin, English actor, Detective Sergeant Haggar in Z-Cars (b. 1931)

E. D. Nixon, African-American civil rights leader (b. 1899)

February 26 – Domingo Arechiga, American educator (b. 1926)

February 27 – Joan Greenwood, English actress (b. 1921)

February 28 – Stephen Tennant, British aristocrat and playboy (b. 1906)

March[edit]

 

Randolph Scott

 

Danny Kaye

 

Robert Preston

March 1 – Freddie Green, American jazz musician (b. 1911)

March 2 – Randolph Scott, American actor (b. 1898)

March 3 – Danny Kaye, American singer, actor, and comedian (b. 1911)

March 7 – Waldo Salt, American screenwriter (b. 1914)

March 10 − George Glamack, American basketball player (b. 1919)

March 11 – Joe Gladwin, English actor (b. 1906)

March 12 – Woody Hayes, football coach at The Ohio State University (b. 1913)

March 13

Bernhard Grzimek, German zoo director and zoologist (b. 1909)

Gerald Moore, English pianist (b. 1899)

March 15 – W. Sterling Cole, American politician, first Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (b. 1904)

March 17 – Antonio Lopez, American fashion illustrator (b. 1943)

March 19 – Louis de Broglie, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)

March 21

Robert Preston, American actor (b. 1918)

Dean Paul Martin, American pop singer and film and television actor (b. 1951)

March 22 – Joan Shawlee, American actress (b. 1926)

March 26

Walter Abel, American actor (b. 1898)

Georg Muche, German painter, printmaker, architect, author, and teacher (b. 1895)

Eugen Jochum, German conductor (b. 1902)

March 27 – Stane Kavčič, 6th Prime Minister of Slovenia (b. 1919)

March 28

Maria von Trapp, Austrian singer (b. 1905)

Patrick Troughton, British actor (b. 1920)

Alphonse Alley, Beninese military officer, former Head of State of Dahomey (b. 1930)

April[edit]

 

Leabua Jonathan

 

Erskine Caldwell

 

Dick Shawn

April 1 – Henri Cochet, French tennis champion (b. 1901)

April 2

Wang Renmei, Chinese actress and singer (b. 1914)

Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer (b. 1917)

Trevor Hockey, Welsh footballer (b. 1943)

April 3 – Tom Sestak, American football player (b. 1936)

April 4 – C. L. Moore, American writer (b. 1911)

April 5 – Leabua Jonathan, 2nd Prime Minister of Lesotho (b. 1914)

April 8 – Anni Frind, German lyric soprano (b. 1900)

April 11

Erskine Caldwell, American writer (b. 1903)

Kent Taylor, American actor (b. 1907)

Primo Levi, Italian chemist and writer (b. 1919)

April 12 – Mike Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)

April 13 – Dennis Allen (b. 1951), Australian criminal and drug dealer, eldest son of Kath Pettingill

April 15 – Masatoshi Nakayama, Japanese Karate Master (b. 1913)

April 17

Carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (b. 1950)

Cornelius Van Til, Dutch Christian philosopher, Reformed theologian, and presuppositional apologist (b. 1895)

Dick Shawn, American actor (b. 1923)

April 19

Hugh Brannum, American actor (b. 1910)

Milt Kahl, Animator for the Disney Studio (b. 1909)

Antony Tudor, English dancer and choreographer (b. 1908)

Antonio Quarantotto, Italian freestyle swimmer (b. 1897)

Maxwell D. Taylor, American general and diplomat (b. 1901)

April 21 – Sylvia Lefkovitz, Canadian artist (b. 1924)

April 24 – Josephine Bell, English physician and writer (b. 1897)

April 26

Bill Amos, American college football player and coach (b. 1898)

John Silkin, British politician (b. 1923)

April 28 – Ben Linder, American engineer (b. 1959)

May[edit]

 

Dalida

 

Rita Hayworth

May 1 – Paul Geidel, longest serving American prison inmate (b. 1894)

May 3 – Dalida, French rock musician (b. 1933)

May 4

Paul Butterfield, American musician (b. 1942)

Cathryn Damon, American actress (b. 1930)

May 6 – William J. Casey, American Central Intelligence Agency director (b. 1913)

May 7 – Colin Blakely, Irish actor (b. 1930)

May 8 – Sir James Plimsoll, Australian public servant (b. 1917)

May 9 – Thodoros Kefalopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1894)

May 14 – Rita Hayworth, American actress (b. 1918)

May 17 – Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)

May 19 – James Tiptree, Jr., American author (b. 1915)

May 21 – Alejandro Rey, Argentine actor (b. 1930)

May 24 – Hermione Gingold, English actress (b. 1897)

May 26 – Emiliana de Zubeldia, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1888)

May 27

Colin McCahon, New Zealand artist (b. 1919)

John Howard Northrop, American biochemist (b. 1891)

May 29 – Charan Singh, 5th Prime Minister of India (b. 1902)

May 31 – John Abraham, Indian film director (b. 1937)

June[edit]

 

Hermione Gingold

 

Fred Astaire

 

Jackie Gleason

June 1

Errol Barrow, Caribbean statesman, 1st Prime Minister of Barbados (b. 1920)

Rashid Karami, Lebanese statesman, 21st Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1921)

June 2

Sammy Kaye, American bandleader and songwriter (b. 1910)

Andrés Segovia, Spanish guitarist (b. 1893)

June 3 – Will Sampson, American actor (b. 1933)

June 6 – Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor (b. 1922)

June 9 – Madge Kennedy, American actress (b. 1891)

June 10

Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (suicide) (b. 1943)

Gordon Fox Rule, Anglo-Brazilian First World War flying ace (b. 1898)

June 11 – Ralph Guldahl, American golf champion (b. 1911)

June 13

Vera Caspary, American screenwriter, novelist, playwright (b. 1899)

Geraldine Page, American actress (b. 1924)

June 17 – Dick Howser, American baseball player and manager (b. 1936)

June 20 – Salim Ali, Indian ornithologist and naturalist (b. 1896)

June 22

Fred Astaire, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1899)

John Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (b. 1907)

Joseph Meyer, American songwriter (b. 1894)

Mow Pang Tzu, Republic of China air force general (b. 1904)

June 24 – Jackie Gleason, American actor and comedian (b. 1916)

June 26

Oluf Berntsen, Danish fencer (b. 1891)

Gerhard Wagner, German naval officer, and the last Rear Admiral of the Federal Navy (b. 1898)

June 27 – Billy Snedden, Australian politician (b. 1926)

June 30 – Federico Mompou, Spanish composer and pianist (b. 1893)

July[edit]

 

Abdul Halim

 

Yujiro Ishihara

 

Richard Egan

July 2 – Michael Bennett, American theater director and choreographer (b. 1943)

July 3 – Viola Dana, American actress (b. 1897)

July 4

Edward Addison, electrical engineering (b. 1898)

Abdul Halim, Indonesian politician, 4th Prime Minister of Indonesia (b. 1911)

July 8 – Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (b. 1896)

July 10 – John Hammond, American record producer (b. 1910)

July 11

Joe Bennett, American baseball player (b. 1900)

Tom Waddell, American sportsman and competitor (b. 1937)

July 12 – Joseph Burns, Major League Baseball outfielder (b. 1889)

July 15 – Alfie Bass, British actor (b. 1916)

July 16 – Pierre Lardinois, Belgian politician (b. 1924)

July 17

Kristjan Palusalu, Estonian wrestler (b. 1908)

Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (b. 1934)

July 20 – Richard Egan, American actor (b. 1921)

July 22

Jack Lescoulie, American actor (b. 1917)

Don McMahon, American baseball player (b. 1930)

July 26

Kenneth Muse, American animator (b. 1910)

Hugh Wheeler, English playwright and librettist (b. 1912)

July 27 – Travis Jackson, American baseball player (New York Giants) and member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1904)

July 28 – Jack Renshaw, Australian politician, former Premier of New South Wales (b. 1909)

July 31 – Joseph E. Levine, American film producer (b. 1905)

August[edit]

 

Rudolf Hess

 

Hayden Rorke

 

John Huston

 

Lee Marvin

August 1 – Pola Negri, Polish born actress (b. 1897)

August 2 – Abu Sayeed Chowdhury, 2nd President of Bangladesh (b. 1921)

August 4 – Ellen Liiger, Estonian actress (b. 1918)

August 5 – Anatoli Papanov, Soviet stage, film and voice actor (b. 1922)

August 6

Léon Noël, French diplomat, politician and historian (b. 1888)

Ira C. Eaker, World War II United States Army Air Forces general (b. 1896)

August 7

Camille Chamoun, 7th President of Lebanon (b. 1900)

Nobusuke Kishi, Japanese politician, 37th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1896)

August 8 – Juan Antonio Yanes, Venezuelan professional baseball pioneer (b. 1902)

August 9 – Terrence Michael Walsh, Australian singer, known as Johnny Dole (b. 1953)

August 10

Prince Yamashina Takehiko (b. 1898)

Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1893)

Edmund Germer, German electrical engineer and inventor (b. 1901)

August 11 – Clara Peller, American actress (b. 1902)

August 12 – Crystal Bennett, British archaeologist, pioneering researcher on Jordan (b. 1918)

August 16

Nick Vanos, American basketball player (b. 1918)

Andrei Mironov, Soviet theatre and film actor (b. 1941)

August 17

Rudolf Hess, German Nazi official (b. 1894)

Clarence Brown, American film director (b. 1890)

Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (b. 1902)

August 19

Hayden Rorke, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie) (b. 1910)

Bruno Vogel, German pacifist and writer. (b. 1898)

Harold Sherman, American author, lecturer and psychical researcher. (b. 1898)

August 24 – Bayard Rustin, American civil rights activist (b. 1912)

August 25 – Fernando Ramos da Silva, Brazilian actor, known as Pixote (b. 1967)

August 26 – Georg Wittig, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

August 27 – Charlie Smalls, American composer and songwriter (b. 1943)

August 28 – John Huston, American film director, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1906)

August 29 – Lee Marvin, American actor (b. 1924)

September[edit]

 

Lorne Greene

 

Peter Tosh

 

Américo Tomás

 

Einar Gerhardsen

 

Jaco Pastorius

 

Mary Astor

September 1 – Gerhard Fieseler, German World War I flying ace, aerobatics champion, and aircraft designer and manufacturer (b. 1896)

September 2 – Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean, President of Argentina (1982) (b. 1926)

September 3 – Rusty Wescoatt, American actor (b. 1911)

September 4

Bill Bowes, British cricketer (b. 1908)

Richard Marquand, Welsh film director (b. 1937)

September 11

Lorne Greene, Canadian actor, radio personality and singer (b. 1915)

Peter Tosh, Jamaican singer and musician (b. 1944)

September 12

J. Lawton Collins, American general (b. 1896)

John Qualen, Canadian actor (b. 1899)

September 13 – Mervyn LeRoy, American film producer and director (b. 1900)

September 15 – Trygve Dalseg, America Norwegian marketing agent (b. 1898)

September 16 – Howard Moss, American poet, dramatist, and critic (b. 1922)

September 17

Harry Locke, British character actor (b. 1913)

Vladimir Basov, Soviet actor, film director and screenwriter (b. 1923)

September 18 – Américo Tomás, 13th President of Portugal (b. 1894)

September 19 – Einar Gerhardsen, former Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1897)

September 20

Michael Stewart, American playwright and librettist for the stage (b. 1924)

Holly Glynn, former unidentified decedent (b. 1966)

September 21 – Jaco Pastorius, American bassist (b. 1951)

September 22

Carman Maxwell, American animator and voice actor (b. 1902)

Hákun Djurhuus, 4th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1908)

Dan Rowan, American comedian (b. 1922)

Hédi Váradi, Hungarian actress (b. 1929)

September 23

Bob Fosse, American theater choreographer and director (b. 1927)

Erland Van Lidth De Jeude, Dutch-born wrestler, opera singer and actor (b. 1953)

September 25

Mary Astor, American actress (b. 1906)

Harry Holtzman, American abstract artist (b. 1912)

Emlyn Williams, British actor (b. 1905)

September 29 – Henry Ford II, president of Ford Motor Company (b. 1917)

September 30

Alfred Bester, American author (b. 1913)

Herbert Sobel, US Army officer, made famous by Band of Brothers (b. 1912)

October[edit]

 

Clare Boothe Luce

 

William P. Murphy

 

Alf Landon

 

Fahri Korutürk

 

Woody Herman

October 2

Madeleine Carroll, British act

1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1987th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 987th year of the 2nd millennium, the 87th year of the 20th century, and the 8th year of the 1980s decade.

 

Events

January[edit]

January 2 – Chadian–Libyan conflict – Battle of Fada: The Chadian army destroys a Libyan armoured brigade.

January 3 – Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

January 4 – 1987 Maryland train collision: An Amtrak train en route from Washington, D.C. to Boston collides with Conrail engines at Chase, Maryland, killing 16.

January 5 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan undergoes prostate surgery, causing speculation about his physical fitness to continue in office.

January 8 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes for the first time above 2,000, gaining 8.30 to close at 2,002.25.

January 13 – New York mafiosi Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno and Carmine Peruccia are sentenced to 100 years in prison for racketeering.

January 15 – Hu Yaobang, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, is forced into retirement by political conservatives.

January 16 – León Febres Cordero, president of Ecuador, is kidnapped by followers of imprisoned general Frank Vargas, who successfully demand the latter's release.

January 20 – Terry Waite, the special envoy of the Archbishop of Canterbury in Lebanon, is kidnapped in Beirut (released November 1991).

January 22 – Pennsylvania Treasurer Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself with a revolver during a televised press conference after being found guilty on charges of bribery, fraud, conspiracy, and racketeering.

January 28 – The U.S. State Department invalidates US passports for travel to or through Lebanon due to security concerns. The ban was lifted in 1997. [1]

January 29 – William J. Casey ends his term as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

January 31 – The last Ohrbach's department store closes in New York City after 64 years of operation.

February[edit]

February 11

British Airways is privatised and listed on the London Stock Exchange.

The new Constitution of the Philippines goes into effect. This new constitution adds Spanish and Arabic as optional languages of the Philippines.

February 20 – A second Unabomber bomb explodes at a Salt Lake City computer store, injuring the owner.

February 23 – SN 1987A, the first "naked-eye" supernova since 1604, is observed.

February 25 – Beginning of the Phosphorite War protest movement in Soviet-occupied Estonia.

February 26 – Iran–Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes U.S. President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his National Security Council staff.

March[edit]

March 2 – American Motors is acquired by the Chrysler Corporation.

March 3 – Eazy-E's first song, Boyz-n-the-Hood, was released.

March 4 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses the American people on the Iran–Contra affair, acknowledging that his overtures to Iran had "deteriorated" into an arms-for-hostages deal.

 

MS Herald of Free Enterprise before its capsizing on March 6.

March 6 – Zeebrugge disaster: Roll-on/roll-off cross-channel ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes off Zeebrugge harbor in Belgium; 193 people die.

March 7 – 1987 Lieyu massacre: Republic of China Army execute 19 unarmed Vietnamese refugees on Donggang beach, Lieyu, Kinmen off Mainland China.

March 9 – U2's album The Joshua Tree was released.

March 18 – Woodstock of physics: The marathon session of the American Physical Society's meeting features 51 presentations concerning the science of high-temperature superconductors.

March 20 – AZT is approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for use in the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

March 24 – Michael Eisner, CEO of The Walt Disney Company, and French Prime Minister and future President of France, Jacques Chirac, sign the agreement to construct the 4,800 acres (19 km2) Euro Disney Resort (now called Disneyland Paris) and to develop the Val d'Europe area of the new town Marne-la-Vallée in Paris, France.

March 29

The World Wrestling Federation (later WWE) produces WrestleMania III from the Pontiac Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. The event is particularly notable for the record attendance of 93,173, the largest recorded attendance for a live indoor sporting event in North America until February 14, 2010, when the 2010 NBA All-Star Game has an attendance of 108,713 at AT&T Stadium.

A hybrid solar eclipse was the second hybrid solar eclipse in less than one year, the first being on 1986 October 3. It was annular visible in southern Argentina, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Sudan (part of the path of annularity crossed today's South Sudan), Ethiopia, Djibouti and northern Somalia and total visible in Atlantic Ocean, lasting just 7.57 seconds.

March 30 – The 59th Academy Awards take place in Los Angeles, with Platoon winning Best Picture.

March 31 – Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, conducts a 45-minute interview on Soviet television.

April[edit]

April 3 – Showboat Casino Hotel first opens in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

April 13 – The governments of the Portuguese Republic and the People's Republic of China sign an agreement in which Macau will be returned to China in 1999.

April 18 – The New York Islanders defeat the Washington Capitals 3 to 2 in Game 7 of their Patrick Division Semifinal series. Pat LaFontaine scored the winning goal at 8:47 of the 4th overtime in a game known as the Easter Epic.

April 19 – The Simpsons cartoon first appears as a series of shorts on The Tracey Ullman Show.

April 21 – In Colombo, Sri Lanka, The Central Bus Station Bombing kills 113 civilians.

April 25 – Wicked City was released in theaters by Japan Home Video in Japan.

April 27 – The United States Department of Justice declares incumbent Austrian president Kurt Waldheim an "undesirable alien".

April 30 – Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and the Provincial Premiers agree on principle to the Meech Lake Accord which would bring Quebec into the constitution.

May[edit]

May 8 – Loughgall ambush: A 24-man unit of the British Army Special Air Service (SAS) ambushed eight members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) as they mounted an attack on a Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) barracks. All IRA members were killed as well as one civilian.

May 9 – A Soviet-made Ilyushin Il-62 airliner, operated by LOT Polish Airlines, crashes into a forest just outside Warsaw, killing all 183 people on board.

May 11 – Klaus Barbie goes on trial in Lyon for war crimes committed during World War II.

May 14 – Lieutenant Colonel Sitiveni Rabuka executes a bloodless coup in Fiji.

May 17 – USS Stark is hit by two Iraqi-owned Exocet AM39 air-to-surface missiles killing 47 sailors.

May 22

The Hashimpura massacre occurs in Meerut, India.

The first ever Rugby World Cup kicks off with New Zealand playing Italy at Eden Park, Auckland.

May 24 – At age 47 and just 5 days before his 48th birthday, Al Unser Sr. became the oldest winner of the Indianapolis 500 and only the second driver to win the event four times.

May 27 – In one of the densest concentrations of humanity in history, a crowd of 800,000+ packed shoulder-to-shoulder onto the Golden Gate Bridge and its approaches for its 50th Anniversary celebration.

May 28 – Eighteen-year-old West German pilot Mathias Rust evades Soviet air defenses and lands a private plane on Red Square in Moscow. He is immediately detained (released on August 3, 1988).

May 31 – The Edmonton Oilers defeat the Philadelphia Flyers four games to three to win the Stanley Cup. Flyers' goalie Ron Hextall would win the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs despite the team's loss in the finals.

June[edit]

June 3 – The Vanuatu Labour Party is founded.

June 8 – The New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act is passed, the first of its kind in the world.

June 11 – The Conservative Party of the United Kingdom, led by Margaret Thatcher, is re-elected for a third term at the 1987 general election.

June 12 – During a visit to Berlin, Germany, U.S. President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

June 17 – With the death of the last individual, the dusky seaside sparrow becomes extinct.

June 19

Teddy Seymour is officially designated the first black man to sail around the world, when he completes his solo sailing circumnavigation in Frederiksted, St. Croix, of the United States Virgin Islands.

Edwards v. Aguillard: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that a Louisiana law requiring that creation science be taught in public schools whenever evolution is taught is unconstitutional.

Hipercor bombing: the Basque terrorist group ETA perpetrate a car-bomb attack at an Hipercor market in Barcelona, killing 21 and hurting 45.

June 27 – A commercial HS 748 (Philippine Airlines Flight 206) crashes near Baguio City, Philippines, killing 50.

June 28

Iraqi warplanes drop mustard-gas bombs on the Iranian town of Sardasht in two separate bombing rounds, on four residential areas. This is the first time a civilian town was targeted by chemical weapons.

An accidental explosion at the Hohenfels Training Area in West Germany kills 3 U.S. troops.

June 29 – South Korean president Roh Tae-woo makes a speech promising a wide program of nationwide reforms, the result of the June Democracy Movement.

June 30 – Canada introduces a one-dollar coin, nicknamed the "Loonie".

July[edit]

July 1

The Single European Act is passed by the European Community.

U.S. President Ronald Reagan nominates former Solicitor General Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. The nomination is later rejected by the Senate.

July 3

Greater Manchester Police recover the body of 16-year-old Pauline Reade from Saddleworth Moor, after her killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley help them in their search, almost exactly 24 years since Pauline was last seen alive.

July 4 – A court in Lyon sentences former Gestapo boss Klaus Barbie to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity.

July 11

1987 Australian federal election: Bob Hawke's Labor Government is re-elected with an increased majority, defeating the Liberal Party led by John Howard and the National Party led by Ian Sinclair.

World population is estimated to have reached five billion people, according to the United Nations.[2]

July 12 – Konami releases the video game Metal Gear in Japan for the MSX2.[importance?]

July 15 – Martial law in Taiwan ends after 38 years.

July 17 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 2,500 mark for the first time, at 2,510.04.

July 22 – Palestinian cartoonist Naji Salim al-Ali is shot in London; he dies August 28.

July 25

The East Lancashire Railway, a heritage railway in the North West of England, is opened between Bury and Ramsbottom.

United States Secretary of Commerce Malcolm Baldrige, Jr. dies in a rodeo accident at a California ranch.

July 27 – Rick Astley releases hit single, Never Gonna Give You Up.

July 31

Four hundred pilgrims are killed in clashes between demonstrating Iranian pilgrims and Saudi Arabian security forces in Mecca.

Docklands Light Railway in London, the first driverless railway in Great Britain, is formally opened by Elizabeth II.

E! Launches as Movie Time.

An F4-rated tornado devastates eastern Edmonton, Alberta; hardest hit are an industrial park and a trailer park. 27 people are killed and hundreds injured, with hundreds more left homeless and jobless.

August[edit]

August 4

The World Commission on Environment and Development, also known as the Brundtland Commission, publishes its report, Our Common Future.

The Federal Communications Commission rescinds the Fairness Doctrine, which had required radio and television stations to present alternative views on controversial issues.

August 7

The Colombian frigate Caldas enters Venezuelan waters near the Los Monjes Archipelago, sparking the Caldas frigate crisis between both nations.

American Lynne Cox becomes the first person to swim the Bering Strait, crossing from Little Diomede Island to Big Diomede in 2 hours and 5 minutes.

August 9 – Hoddle Street massacre in Australia: Julian Knight, 19, goes on a shooting rampage in the Melbourne suburb of Clifton Hill, Victoria, killing 7 people and injuring 19 before surrendering to police.

August 14 – All the children held at Kai Lama, a rural property on Lake Eildon, Australia, run by the Santiniketan Park Association, are released after a police raid.

August 16

Northwest Airlines Flight 255 (a McDonnell Douglas MD-82) crashes on takeoff from Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus, Michigan just west of Detroit killing all but one (4-year old Cecelia Cichan) of the 156 people on board.

The followers of the Harmonic Convergence claim it was observed around the world.

August 17 – Rudolf Hess is found dead in his cell in Spandau Prison. Hess, 93, is believed to have committed suicide by hanging himself with an electrical flex. He was the last remaining prisoner at the complex, which is soon demolished.

August 19

Hungerford massacre: Sixteen people die in the first British mass shooting carried out by Michael Ryan.

ABC News' chief Middle East correspondent Charles Glass escapes his Hezbollah kidnappers in Beirut, Lebanon, after 62 days in captivity.

The Order of the Garter is opened to women.

August 23 – The Hirvepark meeting is organized as the first unsanctioned political meeting in Soviet-occupied Estonia, in commemoration of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact.

September[edit]

 

Performance of the Dow Jones Industrial Index during Black Monday

September 2 – In Moscow, the trial begins for 19-year-old pilot Mathias Rust, who flew his Cessna airplane into Red Square in May.

September 3 – In a coup d'état in Burundi, President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza is deposed by Major Pierre Buyoya.

September 7–21 – The world's first conference on artificial life is held at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the United States.

September 13 – Goiânia accident: Metal scrappers open an old radiation source abandoned in a hospital in Goiânia, Brazil, causing the worst radiation accident ever in an urban area.

September 15 – Pope John Paul II arrives in Los Angeles for a two-day papal visit, his first one ever to the city, where he makes an arrival day speech to local leaders of the U.S. entertainment industry.

September 17 – At a small rally in New York City's Harlem district, televangelist Pat Robertson announces his candidacy for the 1988 Republican presidential nomination.

October[edit]

October 3 – The Canada–United States Free Trade Agreement is reached but still requires ratification. This agreement would be a precursor to NAFTA.

October 7 – Sikh nationalists declares the independence of Khalistan from India.

October 11 – The first National Coming Out Day is held in celebration of the second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

October 14–16 – The United States is caught up in a drama that unfolds on television as a young child named Jessica McClure falls down a well in Midland, Texas, and is later rescued.

October 15 – In Burkina Faso, a military coup was orchestrated by Blaise Compaoré against incumbent President Thomas Sankara.

 

October 16: aftermath of the Great Storm of 1987.

October 15–16 – Great Storm of 1987: Hurricane-force winds hit much of southern England, killing 23 people.

October 19

Black Monday: Stock market levels fall sharply on Wall Street and around the world.

US warships destroy two Iranian oil platforms in the Persian Gulf.

Two commuter trains collide head-on on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia; 102 are killed.

October 22 – The pilot of a British Aerospace BAE Harrier GR5 registered ZD325 accidentally ejects from his aircraft. The jet continues to fly until it runs out of fuel and crashes into the Irish Sea.[3]

October 23

Champion English jockey Lester Piggott is jailed for three years after being convicted of tax evasion.

On a vote of 58–42, the United States Senate rejects President Ronald Reagan's nomination of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court.

October 25 – The Minnesota Twins won 4 games to 3 during the 1987 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.

October 26 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average goes down 156.83 points.

November[edit]

 

November 18: King's Cross St. Pancras tube station catches fire.

November 1 – InterCity 125 breaks world diesel powered train speed record reaching 238 km/h (147.88 mph).

November 7

Zine El Abidine Ben Ali assumes the Presidency of Tunisia.

Lynne Cox swims between the Diomede Islands from the American Little Diomede Island to the Soviet Big Diomede Island.

November 8 – Enniskillen bombing: Twelve people are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb at a Remembrance Day service at Enniskillen.

November 12 – The first Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Mainland China opens in Beijing, near Tiananmen Square.

November 15 – In Brașov, Romania, workers rebel against the communist regime led by Nicolae Ceaușescu.

November 16 – The Parlatino Treaty of Institutionalization is signed.

November 17 – A tsunami hits the Gulf of Alaska.

November 18

The King's Cross fire on the London Underground kills 31 people and injures a further 100.

Iran–Contra affair: U.S. Senate and House panels release reports charging President Ronald Reagan with 'ultimate responsibility' for the affair.

November 22 – Max Headroom broadcast signal intrusion – unknown perpetrators hijack the signal of WGN-TV for about 20 seconds, and WTTW for about 90 seconds, and displays a strange video of a man in a Max Headroom mask.

November 25 – Category 5 Typhoon Nina smashes the Philippines with 265 kilometres per hour (165 mph) winds and a devastating storm surge, causing destruction and 1,036 deaths.

November 28 – South African Airways Flight 295 crashes into the Indian Ocean off Mauritius, due to a fire in the cargo hold; the 159 passengers and crew perish.

November 29 – Korean Air Flight 858 is blown up over the Andaman Sea, killing 115 crew and passengers. North Korean agents are responsible for the bombing.

December[edit]

December – Fluoxetine, marketed as Prozac, is approved for use as an antidepressant in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration.

December 1

NASA announces the names of 4 companies awarded contracts to help build Space Station Freedom: Boeing Aerospace, General Electric's Astro-Space Division, McDonnell Douglas, and the Rocketdyne Division of Rockwell.

Queensland: Following a week of turmoil from his National Party of Australia colleagues, Joh Bjelke-Petersen resigns as Premier of Queensland. He is replaced by Mike Ahern, the only premier never to contest an election as premier.

December 2 – Hustler Magazine v. Falwell is argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.

December 7 – Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 crashes near Paso Robles, California, killing all 43 on board, after a disgruntled passenger shoots his ex-supervisor on the flight, then shoots both pilots.

December 8

Israeli–Palestinian conflict: The First Intifada begins in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.

Queen Street massacre: In Melbourne, Australia, 22-year-old Frank Vitkovic kills 8 and injures another 5 in a Post Office building before committing suicide by jumping from the eleventh floor.

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is signed in Washington, D.C. by U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. It later expires in 2019.

Alianza Lima air disaster: A Peruvian Navy Fokker F27 crashes near Ventanilla, Peru, killing 43.

December 9

General Rahimuddin Khan retires from the Pakistan Army, along with the cabinet of the country's military dictatorship.

Microsoft releases Windows 2.0. [importance?]

December 15 – Production I.G is founded by Mitsuhisa Ishikawa and Takayuki Goto.

December 17

Gustáv Husák resigns as General Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.

Mega Man is released in Japan.[importance?]

December 18

Square Co., Ltd. releases Final Fantasy in Japan for the Famicom.[importance?]

The Perl programming language is created by Larry Wall.

December 20 – In history's worst peacetime sea disaster, the passenger ferry MV Doña Paz sinks after colliding with the oil tanker Vector 1 in the Tablas Strait in the Philippines, killing an estimated 4,000 people (1,749 official).

December 21 – Turgut Özal of ANAP forms the new government of Turkey (46th government).

December 22 – In Zimbabwe, the political parties ZANU and ZAPU reach an agreement that ends the violence in the Matabeleland region known as the Gukurahundi.

December 29 – Kylie Minogue rises to global fame with her single "I Should Be So Lucky".

December 30 – Pope John Paul II issues the encyclical Sollicitudo rei socialis (On Social Concern).

Date unknown[edit]

Birth rates begin to fall as the Soviet Union collapses.[4]

Barry Minkow's "ZZZZ Best" Ponzi scheme in the United States unravels.

The first Starbucks Coffee stores outside Seattle are opened in Vancouver and Chicago.

BiCE Ristorante opens in New York, New York.[5]

Tinker Hatfield designs the Nike Air Max.

Thomas Knoll and John Knoll develop the first version of Photoshop.

Maglite introduces the 2AAA Mini Maglite flashlight, targeted for medical and industrial applications.[importance?]

Varroa destructor, an invasive parasite of honeybees, is found in the United States.

Births[edit]

Births

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

January[edit]

 

Shelley Hennig

 

Kristin Cavallari

 

Davide Astori

 

César Cielo

 

Naya Rivera

 

Evan Peters

 

Shane Long

 

Luis Suárez

 

Oksana Shachko

January 1 – Meryl Davis, American figure skater

January 2

Shelley Hennig, American actress

Lauren Storm, American actress

Loïc Rémy, French footballer

January 5

Jason Mitchell, American actor

Kristin Cavallari, American reality television star

Fabiola Guajardo, Mexican actress and model

January 6

Ndamukong Suh, American football player

Zhang Lin, Chinese swimmer

January 7

Davide Astori, Italian footballer (d. 2018)

Lambda García, Mexican actor

Lyndsy Fonseca, American actress

Sirusho, Armenian singer

January 8 – Freddie Stroma, English actor

January 9

Nicola Coughlan, Irish Actress

Lucas Leiva, Brazilian football player

Paolo Nutini, British singer

Pablo Santos, Mexican actor (d. 2006)

January 10

César Cielo, Brazilian swimmer

Vicente Guaita, Spanish footballer

January 11

Jamie Vardy, English footballer

Danuta Kozák, Hungarian sprint canoer

January 12

Naya Rivera, American actress

Andrei Buivolov, Russian football player

Will Rothhaar, American actor

January 13 – Jack Johnson, American hockey player

January 15

Jesus Luz, Brazilian model and DJ

Greg Inglis, Australian rugby league footballer

Tsegaye Kebede, Ethiopian long-distance runner

Kelly Kelly, American professional wrestler

Michael Seater, Canadian actor

January 16 – Jake Epstein, Canadian actor and singer

January 18

Zane Holtz, Canadian actor

Stefan Filipović, Montenegrin pop singer

January 19

İlhan Parlak, Turkish footballer

Arkadiy Vasilyev, Russian decathlete

January 20

Evan Peters, American actor

Pete Ploszek, American actor

Marco Simoncelli, Italian motorcycle road racer (d. 2011)

January 21 – Pablo Caballero González, Uruguayan footballer

January 22 – Shane Long, Irish footballer

January 23 – The Avener, French deep house producer

January 24

Ruth Bradley, Irish television and film actress

Wayne Hennessey, Welsh football player

Luis Suárez, Uruguayan football player

January 25 – Jake Roper, American YouTuber and educator who is the third member of Vsauce

January 26

Andrew J. Ferchland, American actor

Sebastian Giovinco, Italian football player

Gojko Kačar, Serbian footballer

January 27

Lily Donaldson, British model

Katy Rose, American singer-songwriter

Kylie Sparks, American actress

Hannah Teter, American snowboarder

January 28

Katie Nolan, American sport personality and TV host

Misha Crosby, British actor

January 29

Ksenia Kahnovich, Russian model

Alex Murrel, American singer and actress

January 30

Becky Lynch, Irish professional wrestler

Lance Franklin, Australian rules footballer

Phil Lester, British YouTuber and former Radio 1 DJ

Arda Turan, Turkish footballer

January 31

Oksana Shachko, Ukrainian artist and human rights activist (d. 2018)

Marcus Mumford, English-American singer, songwriter and musician (Mumford & Sons)

February[edit]

 

Heather Morris

 

Ronda Rousey

 

Gerard Piqué

 

Darren Criss

 

Rose Leslie

 

Michael B. Jordan

 

Miles Teller

 

Ashley Greene

 

Ellen Page

February 1

Heather Morris, American actress and dancer

Costel Pantilimon, Romanian footballer

Giuseppe Rossi, Italian-American football player

Ronda Rousey, American martial arts expert and actress

February 2

Gerard Piqué, Barcelona and Spanish footballer

Victoria Song, Chinese pop singer (f(x)) and model

Martin Spanjers, American actor

Athena Imperial, Miss Philippines Earth 2011 winner

February 3 – Johan Dahlberg, Swedish architect

February 4 – Lucie Šafářová, Czech tennis player

February 5

Darren Criss, American singer and actor

Richard Rawson, English rapper and songwriter

Donald Sanford, American-Israeli Olympic sprinter

February 7

Kerli Kõiv, Estonian singer

Monika Brodka, Polish singer

February 8

Carolina Kostner, Italian figure skater

Jessica Jerome, American ski jumper

February 9

Rose Leslie, Scottish actress

Michael B. Jordan, American actor

Magdalena Neuner, German biathlete

February 10

Choi Siwon, South Korean recording artist

Poli Genova, Bulgarian singer

February 11 – Ellen van Dijk, Dutch road and track cycling world champion

February 13

Eljero Elia, Dutch footballer

Rau'shee Warren, American boxer

February 14

Edinson Cavani, Uruguayan footballer

José Miguel Cubero, Costa Rican footballer

February 15 – Alex Rodman, English footballer

February 16

Luc Bourdon, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (d. 2008)

Mauricio Henao, Colombian actor

Ryan Follesé, American singer; lead singer of pop-rock band Hot Chelle Rae

February 17 – Raffi Ahmad, Indonesian actor and comedian

February 18 – Carla Hernández, Mexican actress

February 20

Miles Teller, American actor

Daniella Pineda, American actress

February 21

Ashley Greene, American actress

Tuppence Middleton, English actress

Ellen Page, Canadian actress

February 22

Han Hyo-joo, South Korean actress

Sergio Romero, Argentine footballer

February 24

Tina Desai, Indian actress and model

Ulysses Cuadra, American actor and voice actor

February 25

Natalie Dreyfuss, American actress

Andrew Poje, Canadian figure skater

Eva Avila, Canadian singer-songwriter

February 26 – Johan Sjöstrand, Swedish handball player

February 27

Valeriy Andriytsev, Ukrainian wrestler

Scott Davies, English footballer

February 28 – Michelle Horn, American actress

March[edit]

 

Kesha

 

Devon Graye

 

Bow Wow

 

Emeli Sandé

 

Marco Andretti

 

Aislinn Derbez

 

AJ Lee

 

Polina Gagarina

March 1

Kesha, American singer

Navarone Garibaldi, American singer

March 3

Siddharth Bhardwaj, Indian VJ, model and actor

Shraddha Kapoor, Indian actress and singer

Elnur Hüseynov, Azerbaijani singer

March 4

Tamzin Merchant, English actress

Theódór Elmar Bjarnason, Icelandic footballer

March 5 – Anna Chakvetadze, Russian professional tennis player

March 6

Kevin-Prince Boateng, Ghanaian-German footballer

Hannah Taylor-Gordon, English actress

March 7 – Hatem Ben Arfa, Tunisian-French footballer

March 8

Devon Graye, American actor

Milana Vayntrub, American actress

March 9 – Bow Wow, African-American rapper

March 10

Martellus Bennett, American football player

Liu Shishi, Chinese actress

Emeli Sandé, Scottish recording artist and songwriter

March 11

Estefanía Villarreal, Mexican actress

Ngonidzashe Makusha, Zimbabwean sprinter and long jumper

March 12

Jessica Hardy, American swimmer

Teimour Radjabov, Azerbaijani chess player

Chris Stark, English radio DJ

March 13 – Marco Andretti, American IRL driver

March 14

Robert Clark, American-Canadian actor

Aravane Rezaï, Iranian-French tennis player

March 16

David Turley, League of Legends commentator

Alexandr Smyshlyaev, Russian freestyle skier

March 17

Federico Fazio, Argentine footballer

Rob Kardashian, American television personality, model, and talent manager

March 18

Aislinn Derbez, Mexican actress and model

Rebecca Soni, American swimmer

Gabriel Mercado, Argentine footballer

March 19

AJ Lee, American professional wrestler

Josie Loren, American actress

March 20 – João Alves de Assis Silva (Jô), Brazilian soccer player

March 21 – Yuri Ryazanov, Russian artistic gymnast (d. 2009)

March 22

Ike Davis, American baseball player

Alexander Shatilov, Israeli artistic gymnast

March 23

Alan Toovey, Australian Rules Football Premiership player

Kangana Ranaut, Indian actress and director

March 24

Josh Zeid, American baseball player

Juan Diego Covarrubias, Mexican actor

Shakib Al Hasan Bangladeshi international cricketer

March 25 – Nobunari Oda, Japanese figure skater

March 26 – YUI, Japanese singer-songwriter

March 27

Buster Posey, American baseball player

Polina Gagarina, Russian singer, songwriter, actress, and model

March 28

Kagney Linn Karter, American pornographic actress

Mary Kate Wiles, American actress

March 29 – Dénes Varga, Hungarian water polo player

March 31

Humpy Koneru, Indian chess grandmaster

Jeff Montalvo, Electronic music producer

April[edit]

 

Sarah Gadon

 

Jesse McCartney

 

Shay Mitchell

 

Joss Stone

 

Brooklyn Decker

 

Mike Manning

 

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

 

William Moseley

April 1

Mackenzie Davis, Canadian actress

Ding Junhui, Chinese snooker player

April 2

Marc Pugh, English footballer

Molly Smitten-Downes, British singer-songwriter

April 3

Benjamin Stone, British actor

Park Jung-min, South Korean singer (SS501)

Rachel Bloom, American actress

April 4

Océane Zhu, Chinese actress

Sami Khedira, German footballer

Sarah Gadon, Canadian actress

April 6 – Hilary Rhoda, American model

April 7 – Jack Johnson, American actor

April 8 – Royston Drenthe, Dutch footballer

April 9

Jesse McCartney, American singer and actor

Jazmine Sullivan, American recording artist

Pengiran Anak Sarah, wife of the Crown Prince of Brunei, Al-Muhtadee Billah

April 10

Hayley Westenra, New Zealand soprano

Shay Mitchell, Canadian actress and model

Jamie Renée Smith, American actress

April 11

Joss Stone, English musician

Lights Poxleitner, Canadian musician

Michelle Phan, American make-up demonstrator

April 12

Brendon Urie, American musician

Brooklyn Decker, American fashion model and actress

Mike Manning, American actor

Ilana Glazer, American comedian, writer and actress

April 15

Iyaz, British Virgin Islands singer

Samira Wiley, American actress and model

April 16 – Aaron Lennon, English footballer

April 17 – Jacqueline MacInnes Wood, Canadian actress

April 18 − Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, English supermodel

April 19

Courtland Mead, American actor

Joe Hart, English footballer

Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player

Oksana Akinshina, Russian actress

April 20

John Patrick Amedori, American actor and musician

Anna Rossinelli, Swiss singer-songwriter

April 21

Sophie Rundle, English television and film actress

Lenira Santos, Cape Verdean sprinter

Anastasia Prikhodko, Ukrainian folk rock and traditional pop singer

April 22

David Luiz, Brazilian footballer

John Obi Mikel, Nigerian footballer

April 23 – Jaryd Lazar, American streamer who goes by the alias Summit1g

April 24 – Varun Dhawan, Indian actor

April 26 – Jessica Lee Rose, American actress

April 27

William Moseley, English actor

Anne Suzuki, Japanese actress

Alexandra Carter, Canadian voice actress

Emma Taylor-Isherwood, Canadian actress

April 28

Bradley Johnson, English footballer

Samantha Akkineni, Indian film actress and model

April 29

Sara Errani, Italian tennis player

Alicia Morton, American actress and singer

May[edit]

 

Aidy Bryant

 

Hunter Parrish

 

Candice King

 

Andy Murray

 

Arturo Vidal

 

Novak Djokovic

 

Brandi Cyrus

 

Bangs Garcia

 

Noah Reid

May 1

Matt Di Angelo, English actor

Shahar Pe'er, Israeli tennis player

May 2

Nana Kitade, Japanese singer

Pat McAfee, American football player

May 4

Anjeza Shahini, Albanian singer

Cesc Fàbregas, Spanish football player

Jorge Lorenzo, Spanish triple MotoGP world champion

Zbigniew Bartman, Polish volleyball player

May 5

Jessie Cave, English actress

Ian Michael Smith, American actor

May 6 – Moon Geun-young, Korean actress

May 7

Aidy Bryant, American actress and comedian

Asami Konno, Japanese singer

Maya Erskine, American actress

May 10

Allie Haze, American pornographic actress

Eileen April Boylan, American actress

May 11

Albulena Haxhiu, Kosovo Albanian politician

Enikő Mihalik, Hungarian model

May 12

Felipe Roque, Brazilian actor and model

David Foley, English footballer

May 13

Hunter Parrish, American actor and singer

Candice King, American actress and singer

Misha Gabriel, American dancer

May 15

Michael Brantley, American baseball player

Brian Dozier, American baseball player

Andy Murray, Scottish tennis player

May 16 – Can Bonomo, Turkish-Jewish singer

May 17 – Ott Lepland, Estonian singer

May 18 – Luisana Lopilato, Argentine actress and singer

May 20 – Fra Fee, Northern Irish actor and singer

May 22

Arturo Vidal, Chilean footballer

Novak Djokovic, Serbian tennis player

May 23 – Bray Wyatt, American professional wrestler

May 24

Jimena Barón, Argentine actress and singer

Déborah François, Belgian actress

May 25 – Nico Hillenbrand, German footballer

May 26

Tooji, Norwegian-Iranian singer, model and television host

Brandi Cyrus, American actress, singer and DJ

Bangs Garcia, Filipina actress

May 27

Bella Heathcote, Australian actress

José Cañas, Spanish footballer

May 29

Alessandra Torresani, American actress

Ak'Sent, American female rapper

Noah Reid, Canadian actor and musician

May 31

Curtis Williams, American actor

Shaun Fleming, American actor and musician

Meredith Hagner, American actress

June[edit]

 

Cássio Ramos

 

Diana DeGarmo

 

Kendrick Lamar

 

Rebecca Breeds

 

Niels Schneider

 

Joe Dempsie

 

Lionel Messi

 

Ed Westwick

June 2

Tobias Arlt, German Olympic luger

Sonakshi Sinha, Indian actress

June 3

Lalaine, American actress and singer

Masami Nagasawa, Japanese actress

Michelle Keegan, British actress

June 4

Mollie King, British singer

Tori Praver, American model and swimwear designer

Luisa Zissman, British TV personality

June 5 – Charlie Clements, British actor

June 6

Luo Zilin, Miss Universe China 2011 4th runner-up and model

Cássio Ramos, Brazilian footballer

June 9

Rheagan Wallace, American actress

James Maynard, British mathematician

June 10 – He Chong, Chinese diver

June 11

Dappy, English rapper

Didrik Solli-Tangen, Norwegian singer

Rie Tanaka, Japanese gymnast

June 12

Abbey Lee, Australian model

Antonio Barragán, Spanish footballer

June 13 – Gesaffelstein, French record producer

June 14

Cameron Russell, American model

Ross A. McGinnis, American soldier, posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor (d. 2006)

June 15 – Evan Kasprzak, American tap and theater jazz dancer

June 16

Kelly Blatz, American actor and singer

Diana DeGarmo, American singer and Broadway actress

Abby Elliott, American actress and comedian

Tobias Wendl, German Olympic luger

June 17

Nozomi Tsuji, Japanese singer

Kendrick Lamar, American rapper

Rebecca Breeds, Australian actress

June 18

Melanie Iglesias, American model and actress

Niels Schneider, French-Canadian actor

Zsuzsanna Tomori, Hungarian handball player

June 19 – Miho Fukuhara, Japanese singer

June 20

A-fu, Taiwanese singer and songwriter

Daiana Menezes, Brazilian actress, model, and television host

June 21

Mohd Hafiszuan Salehuddin, Malaysian footballer

Tomáš Jablonský, Czech football player

Khatia Buniatishvili, Georgian pianist

June 22

Joe Dempsie, English actor

Jerrod Carmichael, American stand-up comedian, actor and writer

June 23

Caitlin Rose, American country singer

Haley Strode, American actress

Guillaume Bonnafond, French road bicycle racer

Aaron Groom, Fijian rugby league footballer

Edward Holcroft, English actor

June 24

Lionel Messi, Argentine footballer

Josh Lillis, English footballer

Nicholas Robinson-Baker, English diver

June 25

Scott Terra, American actor

Anil Shetty, Indian entrepreneur, Author, activist and a motivational speaker

June 26 – Samir Nasri, French footballer

June 27

Ed Westwick, English actor

India de Beaufort, British actress

June 29

Gal Nevo, Israeli swimmer

Lewis Clinch, American basketball player

June 30 – Adi Alsaid, Mexican author

July[edit]

 

Cristina Vee

 

Sebastian Vettel

 

Veronica Wagner

 

Rebecca Sugar

 

AnnaLynne McCord

 

Mara Wilson

 

Alan Dawa Dolma

 

Genesis Rodriguez

July 1

Choe Kum-hui, North Korean platform diver

Ahn Jae-hyun, South Korean model and actor

Yoga Lin, Taiwanese singer

John Hathaway, English mixed martial artist

Mehmet Yağmur, Turkish basketball player

July 2

Esteban Granero, Spanish footballer

Ruslana Korshunova, Kazakhstani model (d. 2008)

July 3

Murad Subay, Yemeni artist and political activist

Maximilian Mauff, German actor

Chris Hunter, American actor

Chad Broskey, American actor

Sebastian Vettel, German four-time Formula 1 world champion

July 4

Ater Majok, Sudanese basketball player

Jah Prayzah, Zimbabwean musician

Prajwal Devaraj, Indian film actor

July 5

David Halaifonua, Tongan rugby union player

Ji Chang-wook, South Korean actor

Mohd Safiq Rahim, Malaysian footballer

Chen Xiao, Chinese actor and model

July 6

Kate Nash, British singer-songwriter

Matt O'Leary, American actor

Caroline Trentini, Brazilian model

July 7

Julianna Guill, American actress

Veronica Wagner, Swedish artistic gymnast

Richie Steamboat, American professional wrestler

Mylène Mackay, Canadian actress

July 9

Yūta Furukawa, Japanese actor, songwriter, singer, dancer and model

Rebecca Sugar, American animator and creator of Steven Universe

Élodie Fontan, French actress

Ashlee Evans-Smith, American mixed martial artist

July 11

Cristina Vee, American voice actress

Maximilian Müller, German field hockey player

A. J. Locascio, American actor, voice actor, film director and film producer

July 12

Anarkali Akarsha, Sri Lankan actress, model, singer, TV Host and a politician

Tilian Pearson, American singer, songwriter, and musician

July 13

Eva Rivas, Russian-Armenian singer

Neil Denis, Canadian actor

July 14

Sara Canning, Canadian actress

Drew Fortier, American musician, songwriter, filmmaker, and actor

Larry Madowo, Kenyan journalist and news anchor

Peter Vives, Spanish actor, singer and classical pianist

Dan Reynolds, American singer and musician

July 15 – Fredric Jonson, Swedish footballer

July 16 – AnnaLynne McCord, American actress

July 17

Benedict Martin, Malaysian footballer

Jeremih, American recording artist and producer

July 19

Yan Gomes, Brazilian baseball player

Ho Ho Lun, Hong Kong wrestler

July 20 – Owen Cheung, Hong Kong actor

July 23

Luiz Gustavo, Brazilian footballer

Marta Pihan-Kulesza, Polish artistic gymnast

July 24 – Mara Wilson, American actress

July 25

Alan Dawa Dolma (better known as "Alan"), Chinese singer

Gor Sujyan, Armenian rock singer, lead singer of Dorians

Michael Welch, American actor

July 26

Miriam McDonald, Canadian actress and dancer

Evelina Sašenko-Statulevičienė, Lithuanian jazz singer of Polish-Ukrainian descent

July 27

Marek Hamšík, Slovak football player

Thomas Enevoldsen, Danish footballer

July 28

Sumire, Japanese fashion model (d. 2009)

Pedro, Spanish footballer

July 29

Alice Dellal, Brazilian-born British model

Genesis Rodriguez, American actress

July 30 – Elise Estrada, Canadian singer

July 31

Brittany Byrnes, Australian actress

Michael Bradley, American soccer player

August[edit]

 

Sidney Crosby

 

Ryan Lavarnway

 

James Buckley

 

Tim Tebow

 

Mischa Zverev

 

Blake Lively

 

Amy Macdonald

August 2 – Jessie Daniels, American actress, songwriter, and Christian musician

August 3

Kim Hyung-jun, South Korean singer, DJ (SS501)

Gary Medel, Chilean footballer

Zaquan Adha, Malaysian footballer

Brandon Peniche, Mexican actor

August 4

Jon Lilygreen, Welsh singer

Philip Younghusband, British-Filipino footballer

Sam Underwood, English actor

August 5

Lexi Belle, American porn actress

Adrian Petriw, Canadian actor and voice actor

Genelia D'Souza, Indian actress, model, and host

August 6

Aditya Narayan, Bollywood actor and singer

Joran van der Sloot, Dutch murder suspect

August 7

Sidney Crosby, Canadian hockey player

Ryan Lavarnway, American baseball player

August 8 – Katie Leung, Scottish actress

August 10 – Ari Boyland, New Zealand actor

August 11

Jonatas Faro, Brazilian actor and singer

Jemima West, Anglo-French actress

August 14

James Buckley, English actor

Tim Tebow, American football player

Johnny Gargano, American wrestler

Curt Hansen, American actor

August 15 – Sean McAllister, English footballer

August 16

Eri Kitamura, Japanese voice actress and singer[6]

Okieriete Onaodowan, Nigerian actor, known for originating the roles of Hercules Mulligan and James Madison in the 2015 musical Hamilton

Carey Price, Canadian ice hockey goaltender

August 18 – Mika Boorem, American actress

August 19 – Nico Hülkenberg, German racing driver

August 20

Cătălina Ponor, Romanian gymnast

Tulus, Indonesian singer

August 21

Cody Kasch, American actor

Kim Kibum, South Korean singer and actor (Super Junior)

Anton Shipulin, Russian biathlete

August 22 – Mischa Zverev, German tennis player

August 24 – Anže Kopitar, Slovene ice hockey player

August 25

Stacey Farber, Canadian actress

Liu Yifei, Chinese actress

Blake Lively, American actress

Amy Macdonald, Scottish singer and songwriter

Rona Nishliu, Albanian Kosovar singer, radio presenter and humanitarian

Justin Upton, American baseball player

August 30 – Johanna Braddy, American actress

September[edit]

 

Evan Rachel Wood

 

Wiz Khalifa

 

Tyler Hoechlin

 

Elizabeth Henstridge

 

Danielle Panabaker

 

Tom Felton

 

Grey Damon

 

Hilary Duff

September 2

Mazin Elsadig, American actor

Scott Moir, Canadian figure skater

Spencer Smith, American musician

September 3 – James Neal, Canadian ice hockey player

September 4 – Maryna Linchuk, Belarusian model

September 5 – Jeremy Vuolo, American former soccer

September 6 – Anna Pavlova, Russian artistic gymnast

September 7

Evan Rachel Wood, American actress and singer

Aleksandra Wozniak, Canadian tennis player

September 8

Ray Fisher, American actor

Wiz Khalifa, American rapper

Alexandre Bilodeau, Canadian freestyle skier

September 9

Clayton Snyder, American actor

Afrojack, Dutch DJ and music producer

Milan Stanković, Serbian pop-folk singer

September 10

Paul Goldschmidt, American baseball player

Alex Saxon, American actor

September 11

Susianna Kentikian, German-Armenian boxer

Tyler Hoechlin, American actor

Elizabeth Henstridge, English actress

September 13

G.NA, Canadian singer

Erin Way, American actress

September 14 – Chad Duell, American actor

September 15

Aly Cissokho, French footballer

Christian Cooke, English actor

September 16

Anthony Padilla, Internet comedian

Daren Kagasoff, American actor

Travis Wall, American actor

Heather Rae Young, American model and actress and Playboy playmate of the month for February 2010

September 17 – Augustus Prew, English actor

September 19 – Danielle Panabaker, American actress

September 20

Jack Lawless, American musician

Sarah Natochenny, American actress and voice actress

September 21 – Ryan Guzman, American actor

September 22

Teyonah Parris, American actress

Tom Felton, English actor

September 23

Skylar Astin, American actor

Shannon Chan-Kent, Canadian actress and voice actress

September 24

Brit Morgan, American film and television actress

Grey Damon, American actor

Spencer Treat Clark, American actor

Matthew Connolly, English footballer

September 25 – Monica Niculescu, Romanian tennis player

September 26 – Jang Keun Suk, South Korean actor, singer and model

September 28 – Hilary Duff, American actress and singer

September 29

Kyle Riabko, Canadian pop singer, guitarist

David Del Rio, American actor

Anaïs Demoustier, French actress

September 30

Ramy Ashour, Egyptian squash player

Aida Garifullina, Russian operatic soprano

Elanne Kong, Hong Kong actress and singer

Denise Laurel, Filipina actress and singer

October[edit]

 

Matthew Daddario

 

Christopher Larkin

 

Zuleyka Rivera

 

Jay Pharoah

 

Zac Efron

 

Frank Ocean

 

Cleopatra Coleman

October 1

Stuart Lafferty, American actor

Matthew Daddario, American actor

October 2

Christopher Larkin, American actor

Phil Kessel, American professional ice hockey forward

Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., American stock car driver

October 3 – Zuleyka Rivera, Puerto Rican beauty queen who held the titles Miss Puerto Rico Universe 2006 and Miss Universe 2006

October 4

Marina Weisband, German politician

Daniel Anthony, English actor

October 6 – Samuel, American musician

October 7 – Aiden English, American professional wrestler[importance?]

October 8

Aya Hirano, Japanese voice actress and singer

Griffin Frazen, American actor

October 9 – Melissa Villaseñor, American actress and comedian

October 11 – Ariella Käslin, Swiss artistic gymnast

October 12 – Besian Idrizaj, Austrian footballer

October 14 – Jay Pharoah, American actor

October 15

Chantal Strand, Canadian actress and voice actress

Mizuho Sakaguchi, Japanese woman footballer

Qiao Renliang, Chinese actor and singer (d. 2016)

October 16

Seungho, South Korean pop singer (MBLAQ)

Zhao Liying, Chinese actress

October 17 – Bea Alonzo, Filipino actress

October 18

Zac Efron, American actor and singer

Freja Beha Erichsen, Danish model

October 20 – Levy Li, Miss Malaysia Universe 2008

October 22

Kain O'Keeffe, Australian actor

Donny Montell, Lithuanian singer-songwriter

October 23 – Miyuu Sawai, Japanese actress

October 24 – Charlie White, American figure skater

October 27

Thelma Aoyama, Japanese singer

Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball player (year of birth disputed)

October 28

Frank Ocean, American singer and rapper

Na Yeon Choi, South Korean female professional golfer

October 29

Makoto Ogawa, Japanese singer

Cleopatra Coleman, Australian actress

November[edit]

 

Kevin Jonas

 

Samantha Droke

 

Giles Matthey

 

Dimitri Leonidas

 

Jake Abel

 

Karen Gillan

November 1

Bruce Irvin, American football player

Ileana D'Cruz, Indian actress

November 3

Ty Lawson, American basketball player

Colin Kaepernick, American football player

Kyle Seager, American baseball player

Elizabeth Smart, American kidnap survivor

Gemma Ward, Australian model

November 4 – T.O.P, Korean rapper

November 5 – Kevin Jonas, American actor and singer-songwriter

November 6

Ana Ivanovic, Serbian tennis player

G.O, South Korean singer (MBLAQ)

November 7 – Rachele Brooke Smith, American actress and dancer

November 8

Samantha Droke, American actress

Maryjun Takahashi, Japanese model and actress

Mohd Faiz Subri, Malaysian footballer

November 10

Charles Hamilton, American rapper and record producer

Jessica Tovey, Australian actress

November 11

Ludi Lin, Chinese-Canadian actor

Yuya Tegoshi, Japanese singer (NEWS, Tegomass)

Giles Matthey, British-Australian actor

November 12

Jason Day, Australian golfer

Kengo Kora, Japanese actor

Juan José Ballesta, Spanish actor

November 14

Brian Gleeson, Irish actor

Dimitri Leonidas, English actor

November 18

Jake Abel, American actor

Daniella Mastricchio, Argentine actress

November 20 – Amelia Rose Blaire, American actress

November 22 – Mauro Nespoli, Italian archer

November 23

Ryan Lane, American actor

Kasia Struss, Polish model

Snooki, American television personality

November 24

Elena Satine, American film actress and singer

Jeremain Lens, Dutch footballer

November 25 – Dolla, American rapper (d. 2009)

November 26 – Kat DeLuna, American singer

November 27 – Lashana Lynch, English actress

November 28 – Karen Gillan, Scottish actress

November 30

Christel Khalil, American actress

Dougie Poynter, English musician (McFly)

Ian Hecox, Internet comedian

December[edit]

 

Michael Angarano

 

Jack DeSena

 

Aaron Carter

 

Michael Socha

 

Karim Benzema

 

Thomas Dekker

 

Iain De Caestecker

December 2

Isaac Promise, Nigerian footballer (d. 2019)

Teairra Marí, American singer

December 3

Michael Angarano, American actor

Alicia Sacramone, American gymnast

December 4

Dree Hemingway, American model and actress

Orlando Brown, American actor, singer, and comedian

December 6 – Jack DeSena, American actor and voice actor

December 7

Aaron Carter, American singer and actor

Ashley Cheadle, Australian actress

December 8

Aria Curzon, American actress

Susanne Riesch, German alpine skier

December 9 – Hikaru Nakamura, American chess grandmaster

December 10 – Gonzalo Higuaín, Argentine footballer

December 11 – Clifton Geathers, American football player

December 12

Lao Lishi, Chinese diver

Kate Todd, Canadian actress

Hila Klein, Israeli-American co-founder of the H3H3 comedy and podcast franchise

December 13

Michael Socha, English actor

Rachel Anne Daquis, Filipino volleyball player

December 15 – Josh Norman, American football player

December 16

Hallee Hirsh, American actress

Mame Biram Diouf, Senegalese footballer

December 17

Bo Guagua, Chinese princeling and son of former official Bo Xilai

Chelsea Manning, American whistleblower

December 18

Miki Ando, Japanese figure skater

Ayaka, Japanese singer

Yuki Furukawa, Japanese actor

December 19

Karim Benzema, French footballer

Ronan Farrow, American activist

Fábio Audi, Brazilian actor and producer

December 20

Alana Grace, American singer and actress

Michihiro Yasuda, Japanese football player

Winston Marshall, British musician (Mumford & Sons)

December 21

Ryza Cenon, Filipino actress

Valerie Concepcion, Filipino actress

December 22 – Lisa Andreas, English singer of Cypriot descent

December 25

LJ Reyes, Filipino actress

Demaryius Thomas, American football player

December 27 – Lily Cole, British model

December 28

Taylor Ball, American actor

Thomas Dekker, American actor

Hannah Tointon, English actress

Adam Gregory, American actor

December 29

Katie Blair, American actress, model and beauty queen

Iain De Caestecker, Scottish actor

December 31

Javaris Crittenton, American basketball player

Seydou Doumbia, Ivorian football player

Émilie Le Pennec, French gymnast

Deaths[edit]

Deaths

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

 

January[edit]

 

Håkan Malmrot

 

Ray Bolger

 

Norman McLaren

January 1 – Lloyd Haynes, American actor and television writer (b. 1934)

January 6

Harry D. Payne, American architect (b. 1891)

Margaret Danhauser, American female professional baseball player (b. 1921)

January 9 – Arthur Lake, American actor, Dagwood Bumstead in Blondie (b. 1905)

January 10 – Håkan Malmrot, Swedish Olympic swimmer (b. 1900)

January 14 – Douglas Sirk, German-born film director, Hollywood melodramas Magnificent Obsession, All That Heaven Allows, Written on the Wind, Imitation of Life (b. 1897)

January 15 – Ray Bolger, American actor, singer, and dancer. Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (b. 1904)

January 16

Joyce Jameson, American actress, 'Skippy' in The Andy Griffith Show, and 'The Blonde' in The Apartment (b. 1932)

Joseph Urner, American sculptor, painter and etcher born in Frederick, Maryland (b. 1898)

Earl Wilson, American journalist (b. 1907)

January 19 – Gerald Brenan, British writer and Hispanist (b. 1894)

January 21 – Charles Goodell, American politician (b. 1926)

January 22 – Budd Dwyer, American politician (b. 1939)

January 24 – Ruth Bird, English historian and schoolteacher (b. 1899)

January 25

Asim Ferhatović, Yugoslav football player (b. 1933)

Nahuel Moreno, Argentine Trotskyist leader (b. 1924)

January 27

Allan V. Cox, American geologist (b. 1926)

Norman McLaren, Canadian animator and director, Best Documentary Oscar winner Neighbours (b. 1914)

January 28 – Galo Plaza, Ecuadorian statesman, 29th President of Ecuador (b. 1906)

January 29 – Emvin Cremona, Maltese artist (b. 1919)

January 31 – Yves Allégret, French film director, Oscar nomination for The Proud and the Beautiful screenplay. Husband of Simone Signoret (b. 1905)

February[edit]

 

Prince Takamatsu

 

Liberace

 

Hans Rosenthal

 

Mark Ashton

 

Andy Warhol

 

James Coco

February 2

Alistair MacLean, British writer (b. 1922)

Carlos José Castilho, Brazilian football goalkeeper (b. 1927)

February 3

Donald Aronow, creator of the Cigarette Boat (b. 1927)

Prince Takamatsu, younger brother of Japanese Emperor Hirohito (b. 1905)

February 4 – Liberace, American pianist, singer and actor (b. 1919)

February 5

Otto Wöhler, serving during World War I and World War II (b. 1894)

William Collier Jr., American actor, Cimarron, Little Caesar (b. 1902)

February 7 – Claudio Villa, Italian singer (b. 1926)

February 10

Robert O'Brien, American racing driver (b. 1908)

Hans Rosenthal, German radio editor, director, and radio and television host (b. 1925)

February 11 – Mark Ashton, Irish gay rights activist (b. 1960)

February 14 – Dmitry Kabalevsky, Russian composer (b. 1904)

February 19 – Sir Hugh Greene, British television executive (b. 1910)

February 20 – Lev Russov, Russian painter (b. 1926)

February 22

David Susskind, American producer and host (b. 1920)

Andy Warhol, American artist, director, writer (b. 1928)

Glenway Wescott, American novelist (b. 1901)

February 24 – Jim Connors, American radio personality (b. 1940)

February 25

James Coco, American actor, the unemployed actor in Only When I Laugh, and Sancho Panza in Man of La Mancha (b. 1930)

Elisabeth Coit, American architect (b. 1897)

Dame Florence Cayford, Labour politician in London (b. 1897)

John Collin, English actor, Detective Sergeant Haggar in Z-Cars (b. 1931)

E. D. Nixon, African-American civil rights leader (b. 1899)

February 26 – Domingo Arechiga, American educator (b. 1926)

February 27 – Joan Greenwood, English actress (b. 1921)

February 28 – Stephen Tennant, British aristocrat and playboy (b. 1906)

March[edit]

 

Randolph Scott

 

Danny Kaye

 

Robert Preston

March 1 – Freddie Green, American jazz musician (b. 1911)

March 2 – Randolph Scott, American actor (b. 1898)

March 3 – Danny Kaye, American singer, actor, and comedian (b. 1911)

March 7 – Waldo Salt, American screenwriter (b. 1914)

March 10 − George Glamack, American basketball player (b. 1919)

March 11 – Joe Gladwin, English actor (b. 1906)

March 12 – Woody Hayes, football coach at The Ohio State University (b. 1913)

March 13

Bernhard Grzimek, German zoo director and zoologist (b. 1909)

Gerald Moore, English pianist (b. 1899)

March 15 – W. Sterling Cole, American politician, first Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (b. 1904)

March 17 – Antonio Lopez, American fashion illustrator (b. 1943)

March 19 – Louis de Broglie, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1892)

March 21

Robert Preston, American actor (b. 1918)

Dean Paul Martin, American pop singer and film and television actor (b. 1951)

March 22 – Joan Shawlee, American actress (b. 1926)

March 26

Walter Abel, American actor (b. 1898)

Georg Muche, German painter, printmaker, architect, author, and teacher (b. 1895)

Eugen Jochum, German conductor (b. 1902)

March 27 – Stane Kavčič, 6th Prime Minister of Slovenia (b. 1919)

March 28

Maria von Trapp, Austrian singer (b. 1905)

Patrick Troughton, British actor (b. 1920)

Alphonse Alley, Beninese military officer, former Head of State of Dahomey (b. 1930)

April[edit]

 

Leabua Jonathan

 

Erskine Caldwell

 

Dick Shawn

April 1 – Henri Cochet, French tennis champion (b. 1901)

April 2

Wang Renmei, Chinese actress and singer (b. 1914)

Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer (b. 1917)

Trevor Hockey, Welsh footballer (b. 1943)

April 3 – Tom Sestak, American football player (b. 1936)

April 4 – C. L. Moore, American writer (b. 1911)

April 5 – Leabua Jonathan, 2nd Prime Minister of Lesotho (b. 1914)

April 8 – Anni Frind, German lyric soprano (b. 1900)

April 11

Erskine Caldwell, American writer (b. 1903)

Kent Taylor, American actor (b. 1907)

Primo Levi, Italian chemist and writer (b. 1919)

April 12 – Mike Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)

April 13 – Dennis Allen (b. 1951), Australian criminal and drug dealer, eldest son of Kath Pettingill

April 15 – Masatoshi Nakayama, Japanese Karate Master (b. 1913)

April 17

Carlton Barrett, Jamaican reggae drummer (b. 1950)

Cornelius Van Til, Dutch Christian philosopher, Reformed theologian, and presuppositional apologist (b. 1895)

Dick Shawn, American actor (b. 1923)

April 19

Hugh Brannum, American actor (b. 1910)

Milt Kahl, Animator for the Disney Studio (b. 1909)

Antony Tudor, English dancer and choreographer (b. 1908)

Antonio Quarantotto, Italian freestyle swimmer (b. 1897)

Maxwell D. Taylor, American general and diplomat (b. 1901)

April 21 – Sylvia Lefkovitz, Canadian artist (b. 1924)

April 24 – Josephine Bell, English physician and writer (b. 1897)

April 26

Bill Amos, American college football player and coach (b. 1898)

John Silkin, British politician (b. 1923)

April 28 – Ben Linder, American engineer (b. 1959)

May[edit]

 

Dalida

 

Rita Hayworth

May 1 – Paul Geidel, longest serving American prison inmate (b. 1894)

May 3 – Dalida, French rock musician (b. 1933)

May 4

Paul Butterfield, American musician (b. 1942)

Cathryn Damon, American actress (b. 1930)

May 6 – William J. Casey, American Central Intelligence Agency director (b. 1913)

May 7 – Colin Blakely, Irish actor (b. 1930)

May 8 – Sir James Plimsoll, Australian public servant (b. 1917)

May 9 – Thodoros Kefalopoulos, Greek actor (b. 1894)

May 14 – Rita Hayworth, American actress (b. 1918)

May 17 – Gunnar Myrdal, Swedish economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)

May 19 – James Tiptree, Jr., American author (b. 1915)

May 21 – Alejandro Rey, Argentine actor (b. 1930)

May 24 – Hermione Gingold, English actress (b. 1897)

May 26 – Emiliana de Zubeldia, Spanish pianist and composer (b. 1888)

May 27

Colin McCahon, New Zealand artist (b. 1919)

John Howard Northrop, American biochemist (b. 1891)

May 29 – Charan Singh, 5th Prime Minister of India (b. 1902)

May 31 – John Abraham, Indian film director (b. 1937)

June[edit]

 

Hermione Gingold

 

Fred Astaire

 

Jackie Gleason

June 1

Errol Barrow, Caribbean statesman, 1st Prime Minister of Barbados (b. 1920)

Rashid Karami, Lebanese statesman, 21st Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1921)

June 2

Sammy Kaye, American bandleader and songwriter (b. 1910)

Andrés Segovia, Spanish guitarist (b. 1893)

June 3 – Will Sampson, American actor (b. 1933)

June 6 – Fulton Mackay, Scottish actor (b. 1922)

June 9 – Madge Kennedy, American actress (b. 1891)

June 10

Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (suicide) (b. 1943)

Gordon Fox Rule, Anglo-Brazilian First World War flying ace (b. 1898)

June 11 – Ralph Guldahl, American golf champion (b. 1911)

June 13

Vera Caspary, American screenwriter, novelist, playwright (b. 1899)

Geraldine Page, American actress (b. 1924)

June 17 – Dick Howser, American baseball player and manager (b. 1936)

June 20 – Salim Ali, Indian ornithologist and naturalist (b. 1896)

June 22

Fred Astaire, American actor, singer, and dancer (b. 1899)

John Hewitt, Northern Irish poet (b. 1907)

Joseph Meyer, American songwriter (b. 1894)

Mow Pang Tzu, Republic of China air force general (b. 1904)

June 24 – Jackie Gleason, American actor and comedian (b. 1916)

June 26

Oluf Berntsen, Danish fencer (b. 1891)

Gerhard Wagner, German naval officer, and the last Rear Admiral of the Federal Navy (b. 1898)

June 27 – Billy Snedden, Australian politician (b. 1926)

June 30 – Federico Mompou, Spanish composer and pianist (b. 1893)

July[edit]

 

Abdul Halim

 

Yujiro Ishihara

 

Richard Egan

July 2 – Michael Bennett, American theater director and choreographer (b. 1943)

July 3 – Viola Dana, American actress (b. 1897)

July 4

Edward Addison, electrical engineering (b. 1898)

Abdul Halim, Indonesian politician, 4th Prime Minister of Indonesia (b. 1911)

July 8 – Gerardo Diego, Spanish poet (b. 1896)

July 10 – John Hammond, American record producer (b. 1910)

July 11

Joe Bennett, American baseball player (b. 1900)

Tom Waddell, American sportsman and competitor (b. 1937)

July 12 – Joseph Burns, Major League Baseball outfielder (b. 1889)

July 15 – Alfie Bass, British actor (b. 1916)

July 16 – Pierre Lardinois, Belgian politician (b. 1924)

July 17

Kristjan Palusalu, Estonian wrestler (b. 1908)

Yujiro Ishihara, Japanese actor (b. 1934)

July 20 – Richard Egan, American actor (b. 1921)

July 22

Jack Lescoulie, American actor (b. 1917)

Don McMahon, American baseball player (b. 1930)

July 26

Kenneth Muse, American animator (b. 1910)

Hugh Wheeler, English playwright and librettist (b. 1912)

July 27 – Travis Jackson, American baseball player (New York Giants) and member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1904)

July 28 – Jack Renshaw, Australian politician, former Premier of New South Wales (b. 1909)

July 31 – Joseph E. Levine, American film producer (b. 1905)

August[edit]

 

Rudolf Hess

 

Hayden Rorke

 

John Huston

 

Lee Marvin

August 1 – Pola Negri, Polish born actress (b. 1897)

August 2 – Abu Sayeed Chowdhury, 2nd President of Bangladesh (b. 1921)

August 4 – Ellen Liiger, Estonian actress (b. 1918)

August 5 – Anatoli Papanov, Soviet stage, film and voice actor (b. 1922)

August 6

Léon Noël, French diplomat, politician and historian (b. 1888)

Ira C. Eaker, World War II United States Army Air Forces general (b. 1896)

August 7

Camille Chamoun, 7th President of Lebanon (b. 1900)

Nobusuke Kishi, Japanese politician, 37th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1896)

August 8 – Juan Antonio Yanes, Venezuelan professional baseball pioneer (b. 1902)

August 9 – Terrence Michael Walsh, Australian singer, known as Johnny Dole (b. 1953)

August 10

Prince Yamashina Takehiko (b. 1898)

Georgios Athanasiadis-Novas, Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1893)

Edmund Germer, German electrical engineer and inventor (b. 1901)

August 11 – Clara Peller, American actress (b. 1902)

August 12 – Crystal Bennett, British archaeologist, pioneering researcher on Jordan (b. 1918)

August 16

Nick Vanos, American basketball player (b. 1918)

Andrei Mironov, Soviet theatre and film actor (b. 1941)

August 17

Rudolf Hess, German Nazi official (b. 1894)

Clarence Brown, American film director (b. 1890)

Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Brazilian poet (b. 1902)

August 19

Hayden Rorke, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie) (b. 1910)

Bruno Vogel, German pacifist and writer. (b. 1898)

Harold Sherman, American author, lecturer and psychical researcher. (b. 1898)

August 24 – Bayard Rustin, American civil rights activist (b. 1912)

August 25 – Fernando Ramos da Silva, Brazilian actor, known as Pixote (b. 1967)

August 26 – Georg Wittig, German chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)

August 27 – Charlie Smalls, American composer and songwriter (b. 1943)

August 28 – John Huston, American film director, screenwriter, and actor (b. 1906)

August 29 – Lee Marvin, American actor (b. 1924)

September[edit]

 

Lorne Greene

 

Peter Tosh

 

Américo Tomás

 

Einar Gerhardsen

 

Jaco Pastorius

 

Mary Astor

September 1 – Gerhard Fieseler, German World War I flying ace, aerobatics champion, and aircraft designer and manufacturer (b. 1896)

September 2 – Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean, President of Argentina (1982) (b. 1926)

September 3 – Rusty Wescoatt, American actor (b. 1911)

September 4

Bill Bowes, British cricketer (b. 1908)

Richard Marquand, Welsh film director (b. 1937)

September 11

Lorne Greene, Canadian actor, radio personality and singer (b. 1915)

Peter Tosh, Jamaican singer and musician (b. 1944)

September 12

J. Lawton Collins, American general (b. 1896)

John Qualen, Canadian actor (b. 1899)

September 13 – Mervyn LeRoy, American film producer and director (b. 1900)

September 15 – Trygve Dalseg, America Norwegian marketing agent (b. 1898)

September 16 – Howard Moss, American poet, dramatist, and critic (b. 1922)

September 17

Harry Locke, British character actor (b. 1913)

Vladimir Basov, Soviet actor, film director and screenwriter (b. 1923)

September 18 – Américo Tomás, 13th President of Portugal (b. 1894)

September 19 – Einar Gerhardsen, former Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1897)

September 20

Michael Stewart, American playwright and librettist for the stage (b. 1924)

Holly Glynn, former unidentified decedent (b. 1966)

September 21 – Jaco Pastorius, American bassist (b. 1951)

September 22

Carman Maxwell, American animator and voice actor (b. 1902)

Hákun Djurhuus, 4th Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands (b. 1908)

Dan Rowan, American comedian (b. 1922)

Hédi Váradi, Hungarian actress (b. 1929)

September 23

Bob Fosse, American theater choreographer and director (b. 1927)

Erland Van Lidth De Jeude, Dutch-born wrestler, opera singer and actor (b. 1953)

September 25

Mary Astor, American actress (b. 1906)

Harry Holtzman, American abstract artist (b. 1912)

Emlyn Williams, British actor (b. 1905)

September 29 – Henry Ford II, president of Ford Motor Company (b. 1917)

September 30

Alfred Bester, American author (b. 1913)

Herbert Sobel, US Army officer, made famous by Band of Brothers (b. 1912)

October[edit]

 

Clare Boothe Luce

 

William P. Murphy

 

Alf Landon

 

Fahri Korutürk

 

Woody Herman

October 2

Madeleine Carroll, British act