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January

* January 1 ** The Copyright Act of 1976 takes effect, making sweeping changes to United States copyright law. ** Air India Flight 855, a Boeing 747 passenger jet, crashes off the coast of Bombay, killing 213. * January 4 – The Chilean government wins a referendum, on the legitimacy of Augusto Pinochet's rule. * January 5Bülent Ecevit, of CHP, forms the new government of Turkey (42nd government). * January 6 – The Holy Crown of Hungary (also known as Stephen of Hungary Crown) is returned to Hungary from the United States, where it was held since World War II. * January 10Pedro Joaquín Chamorro Cardenal, a critic of the Nicaraguan government, is assassinated; riots erupt against Somoza's government. * January 14 – The Sex Pistols hold their last concert, at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. * January 15Ted Bundy commits an infamous murder and assault, at the Chi Omega Sorority House, at Florida State University. * January 16Robert F. Rock succeeds Edward M. Davis, as LAPD's interim chief. * January 18 – The European Court of Human Rights finds the British government guilty of mistreating prisoners in Northern Ireland, but not guilty of torture. * January 19 – Federal Appeals Court Judge William H. Webster is appointed FBI Director. * January 22Ethiopia declares the ambassador of West Germany persona non grata. * January 24 ** Soviet satellite Kosmos 954 burns up in Earth's atmosphere, scattering debris over Canada's Northwest Territories. ** Rose Dugdale and Eddie Gallagher become the first convicted prisoners to marry in prison, since the establishment of the Republic of Ireland. * January 2527 – The Great Blizzard of 1978 strikes the Ohio Valley and Great Lakes, killing 70. * January 28Richard Chase, the "Vampire of Sacramento", is arrested.

February

* February 1 – Film director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France, after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl. * February 57 – The Northeastern United States blizzard of 1978 hits the New England region and the New York metropolitan area, killing about 100, and causing over US$520 million in damage. * February 6King Dragon operation in Arakan: Burmese General Ne Win targets Muslim minorities in the village of Sakkipara. * February 8United States Senate proceedings are broadcast on radio for the first time. * February 9 – The Budd Company unveils its first SPV-2000 self-propelled railcar in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. * February 11 ** Pacific Western Airlines Flight 314, a Boeing 737-200, crashes in Cranbrook, British Columbia, killing 44 of the 50 people on board. ** Somalia mobilizes its troops, due to an apparent Ethiopian attack. ** The People's Republic of China lifts a ban on works by Aristotle, William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens. * February 13Sydney Hilton Hotel bombing: A bomb explodes outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, Australia, killing a policeman and two civilians, and injuring several other people. * February 15 ** Rhodesia, one of only two remaining white-ruled African nations (the other being South Africa), announces that it will accept multiracial democracy within 2 years. ** Serial killer Ted Bundy is recaptured in Pensacola, Florida. * February 16 ** The Hillside Strangler, a serial killer prowling Los Angeles, claims a tenth and final victim. ** The first computer bulletin board system (''CBBS'') is created in Chicago. * February 19Egyptian raid on Larnaca International Airport: Egyptian special forces attempt to rescue several hostages in Larnaca, Cyprus; 20 Egyptian commandos are injured or killed. * February 21 – Electrical workers in Mexico City find the remains of the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan, in the middle of the city. * February 24 – Five men with mild mental-health issues from Yuba City, California disappear in the snow on their way home from a basketball game. In June, four of the bodies are discovered in the Sierra. The fifth, Gary Mathias, is never found. The circumstances surrounding their deaths remains a mystery. * February 25 – The first Legislative Assembly election is held in Arunachal Pradesh, India. * February 27 – The first global positioning satellite, the Rockwell International-built Navstar 1, is launched by the United States.

March

* March 1Charlie Chaplin's remains are stolen from Cosier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland. * March 2 – ''Soyuz 28'' (Aleksei Gubarev, Vladimír Remek) is launched on a rendezvous with ''Salyut 6'', with the first cosmonaut from a country other than the USA or USSR (Czechoslovakian Vladimír Remek). * March 3 ** Ethiopia admits that its troops are fighting with the aid of Cuban soldiers, against Somalian troops in the Ogaden. ** Rhodesia attacks Zambia. ** The ''New York Post'' publishes an article about David Rorvik's book ''The Cloning of Man'', about a supposed cloning of a human being. * March 5 – ''Wuthering Heights'', the debut single by Kate Bush, charts at #1 in the United Kingdom, making her the first woman to have a self-penned number one single. * March 6 – American porn publisher Larry Flynt is shot and paralyzed in Lawrenceville, Georgia. * March 8 – The first radio episode of ''The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'', by Douglas Adams, is transmitted on BBC Radio 4. * March 10 – ''Soyuz 28'' lands. * March 11Coastal Road massacre: Palestinian terrorists kill 34 Israelis. * March 14Operation Litani: Israeli forces invade Lebanon. * March 15Somalia and Ethiopia sign a truce to end the Ethio-Somali War. * March 16 – Former Italian Premier Aldo Moro is kidnapped by the Red Brigades; 5 bodyguards are killed. * March 17 – An oil tanker, ''Amoco Cadiz'', runs aground on the coast of Brittany. * March 18 ** Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Prime Minister of Pakistan, is sentenced to death by hanging, for ordering the assassination of a political opponent. ** California Jam II is held at the Ontario Motor Speedway in Ontario, California, attracting more than 300,000 fans. * March 22Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies, after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico. * March 26 – The control tower and some other facilities of New Tokyo International Airport, which were scheduled to open on March 31, are illegally occupied and damaged in a terrorist attack by New Left activists, forcing a rescheduling of its opening date to May 20. * March 28 ** San Francisco's City Council signs the United States's most comprehensive gay rights bill. **''Stump v. Sparkman'' (435 U.S. 349): The Supreme Court of the United States hands down a 5–3 decision, in a controversial case involving involuntary sterilization and judicial immunity.

April

* April 1 ** New Zealand National Airways Corporation (the domestic airline of New Zealand) is merged with New Zealand's international airline, Air New Zealand. ** Dick Smith of Dick Smith Foods tows a fake iceberg to Sydney Harbour. ** The Philippine College of Commerce, through a presidential decree, is converted to the Polytechnic University of the Philippines. * April 2 – ''Dallas'' debuts on CBS, and gives birth to the modern day primetime soap opera. * April 3 – The 50th Academy Awards are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, with ''Annie Hall'' winning Best Picture. * April 7 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter decides to postpone production of the neutron bomb, a weapon that kills people with radiation, but leaves buildings relatively intact. * April 8 – Regular radio broadcasts of British Parliament proceedings start. * April 9Somali military officers stage an unsuccessful coup against the government of Siad Barre; security forces thwart the attempt within hours, and several conspirators are arrested. * April 10Volkswagen becomes the second (after Rolls-Royce in 1921-1931) non-American automobile manufacturer to open a plant in the United States, commencing production of the Rabbit, the North American version of the Volkswagen Golf, at the Volkswagen Westmoreland Assembly Plant near New Stanton, Pennsylvania, with a unionized (UAW) workforce (the plant closes in 1992). * April 141978 Tbilisi Demonstrations: Thousands of Georgians demonstrate against an attempt by Soviet authorities to change the constitutional status of the Georgian language. * April 18 – The U.S. Senate votes 68–32, to turn the Panama Canal over to Panamanian control on December 31, 1999. * April 20 – A Soviet air defense plane shoots down Korean Air Lines Flight 902; the plane makes an emergency landing on a frozen lake. * April 22 ** Izhar Cohen & the Alphabeta win the Eurovision Song Contest 1978 for Israel with their song ''A-Ba-Ni-Bi''. ** The One Love Peace Concert is held at National Heroes Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. Bob Marley unites two opposing political leaders at this concert, bringing peace to the civil war-ridden streets of the city. * April 25St. Paul, Minnesota becomes the second U.S. city to repeal its gay rights ordinance, after Anita Bryant's successful 1977 anti-gay campaign in Dade County, Florida. * April 27Afghanistan's president Daoud Khan is killed, and his family murdered, during a Marxist military coup d'état; Nur Muhammad Taraki succeeds him, beginning the Afghan Civil War which as of 2021 has not yet ended. * April 30 – The Marxist "Democratic Republic of Afghanistan" is proclaimed, under pro-communist leader Nur Muhammad Taraki.


May


* May 4 ** The Battle of Cassinga occurs in southern Angola. ** Communist activist Henri Curiel is murdered in Paris. * May 5Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds gets his 3,000th major league hit. * May 8 ** Norway opens a natural gas field, in the Polar Sea. ** Reinhold Messner (Italy) and Peter Habeler (Austria) make the first ascent of Mount Everest, without supplemental oxygen. * May 9 – In Rome, the corpse of former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro, is found in a red Renault 4. * May 12 – In Zaire, rebels occupy the city of Kolwezi, the mining centre of the province of Shaba. The Zairean government asks the U.S., France and Belgium to restore order. * May 1213 – A group of mercenaries, led by Bob Denard, oust Ali Soilih in the Comoros; ten local soldiers are killed. Denard forms a new government. * May 15 ** Australia's longest serving prime minister, Sir Robert Menzies, dies. ** Students of the University of Tehran riot in Tabriz; the army stops the riot. * May 17Charlie Chaplin's coffin is found some from the cemetery from which it was stolen, near Lake Geneva. * May 18 ** Soviet dissident Yuri Orlov is sentenced to 7 years' hard labor, for distributing 'counterrevolutionary material'. ** Sarajevo is selected to host the 1984 Winter Olympics, and Los Angeles is selected to host the 1984 Summer Olympics. * May 1819 – Belgian and French paratroopers fly to Zaire, to aid the fight against the rebels. * May 1920French Foreign Legion paratroopers land in Kolwezi, Zaire, to rescue Europeans in the middle of a civil war. * May 20Mavis Hutchinson, 53, becomes the first woman to run across the U.S.; her trek took 69 days. * May 22 – Exiled leaders Ahmed Abdallah and Muhammad Ahmad return to the Comoros. * May 25 ** First Unabomber attack: A bomb explodes in the security section of Northwestern University, wounding a security guard. ** In a rematch of the previous season, the Montreal Canadiens again defeat the Boston Bruins, this time four games to two, to win the Stanley Cup. * May 26 – In Atlantic City, New Jersey, Resorts International, the first legal casino in the eastern United States, opens. * May 28Indianapolis 500: Al Unser wins his third race, and the first for car owner Jim Hall. * May 29Ali Soilih is found dead in the Comoros, allegedly shot when trying to escape.


June


* June 1 – The 1978 FIFA World Cup starts in Argentina. * June 6California voters approve Proposition 13, which slashes property taxes nearly 60%. * June 9The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints extends the priesthood and temple blessings to "all worthy males", ending a general policy of excluding "Canaanites" from priesthood ordination and temple ordinances. * June 10Affirmed holds off Alydar to win the Belmont Stakes and becomes the last horse to win the U.S. Triple Crown of Horse Racing until 2015. * June 12 – Serial killer David Berkowitz, the "Son of Sam," is sentenced to 365 years in prison. * June 15 – King Hussein of Jordan marries 26-year-old Lisa Halaby, who takes the name Queen Noor. * June 16 – The film ''Grease'', starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, is released. * June 19 ** Cricketer Ian Botham becomes the first man in the history of the game to score a century and take eight wickets in one innings of a Test match. ** ''Garfield'', which eventually becomes the world's most widely syndicated comic strip, makes its debut nationwide. * June 20 – The 6.2 Thessaloniki earthquake shakes Northern Greece with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (''Violent''). Fifty people were killed. * June 21 ** A shootout between Provisional IRA members and the British Army leaves one civilian and three IRA men dead. ** 1978 Iranian Chinook shootdown: Iranian helicopters stray into Soviet airspace and are shot down. * June 22Charon, a satellite of Pluto, is discovered. * June 24 ** Yemen Arab Republic President Ahmad al-Ghashmi is killed. ** The Gay & Lesbian Solidarity March is held in Sydney, Australia to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots (which later becomes the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras; later incorporating a festival). * June 25Argentina defeats the Netherlands 3–1 after extra time to win the 1978 FIFA World Cup. * June 26 – A bombing by Breton nationalists causes destruction in Palace of Versailles. * June 28 ** The U.S. scientific satellite ''Seasat'' is launched. ** ''University of California Regents v. Bakke'': The Supreme Court of the United States bars quota systems in college admissions, but affirms the constitutionality of programs which give advantages to minorities. ** The rainbow flag of the LGBT movement flies for the first time (in its original form) at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade. * June 29 – Actor Bob Crane is found bludgeoned to death in his Scottsdale, Arizona, apartment. The crime is never solved. * June 30Ethiopia begins a massive offensive in Eritrea.

July

* July 3 – The Amazon Co-operation Treaty (ACT) is signed. * July 7 – The Solomon Islands become independent from the United Kingdom. * July 11 – More than 200 tourists die in an explosion of a tanker-truck at a campsite in Costa Daurada, Spain. * July 24 – In Acapulco, Mexico, Margaret Gardiner of South Africa is crowned Miss Universe. * July 25 ** Cerro Maravilla murders: Two Puerto Rican pro-independence activists are killed in a police ambush. ** Louise Brown, the world's first test tube baby, is born in Oldham, Greater Manchester, UK. * July 28 – ''Animal House'' was released in movie theaters.

August

* August 6Pope Paul VI dies in Castel Gandolfo. * August 12 – The Treaty of Peace and Friendship between Japan and the People's Republic of China is concluded * August 17Double Eagle II becomes the first balloon to successfully cross the Atlantic Ocean, flying from Presque Isle, Maine, to Miserey, France. * August 22Sandinistas seize the Nicaraguan National Palace. * August 26Pope John Paul I succeeds Pope Paul VI as the 263rd Pope.

September

* September 5Camp David Accords: Menachem Begin and Anwar Sadat begin the peace process at Camp David, Maryland. * September 7 **In London, England, a poison-filled pellet, supposedly injected using an umbrella, fatally poisons Bulgarian defector Georgi Markov; he dies four days later. ** Keith Moon, wild man drummer of the British rock band The Who, dies from an accidental overdose at age 32 in London, England. * September 8 – Iranian Army troops open fire on rioters in Tehran, killing 122, wounding 4,000. * September 12 – The Declaration of Alma Ata signed & released in the Capital City of Kazakh, USSR. Known as the core document on Primary Health Care Practices and Equity in Healthcare, it paved the way for the modern day State-sponsored Healthcare System. * September 16 ** General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq officially assumes the post of President of Pakistan. ** The 7.4 Tabas earthquake affects the city of Tabas, Iran with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). At least 15,000 people were killed. * September 17 – The Camp David Accords are signed between Israel and Egypt. * September 18 – ''WKRP in Cincinnati'' premieres on CBS. * September 19 ** Police in the West Midlands of England launch a massive murder hunt, when 13-year-old newspaper boy Carl Bridgewater is shot dead after disturbing a burglary. ** The Solomon Islands join the United Nations. * September 20 – General Rahimuddin Khan assumes the post of Martial Law Governor of Balochistan * September 23California Angels outfielder Lyman Bostock is shot to death at age 27 while visiting friends in Gary, Indiana during an Angels' road trip in Chicago, Illinois. * September 24 ** PSA Flight 182, a Boeing 727, collides with a small private airplane and crashes in San Diego, California; 144 are killed. ** Giuseppe Verdi's opera ''Otello'' makes its first appearance on ''Live from the Met'', in a complete production of the opera starring Jon Vickers. This is the first complete television broadcast of the opera in the U.S. since the historic 1948 one. * September 27 – The last Forest Brother guerrilla movement fighter is discovered and killed in Estonia. * September 28Pope John Paul I dies after only 33 days of papacy. * September 30Finnair Flight 405 aircraft was hijacked by Aarno Lamminparras in Oulu, Finland. * September – The African National Congress attempts to kill about 500 of its own cadres by poisoning their food because an infiltrated enemy agent cannot be identified.

October

* October 1 ** Vietnam attacks Cambodia. ** Tuvalu becomes independent from the United Kingdom. * October 5 - a triple murder known as Mount Isa Murders * October 7 – ''Wranslide'' in New South Wales: the Wran government is re-elected with an increased majority. * October 8 – Australia's Ken Warby sets the current world water speed record of 317.6 mph (511.13 km/h) at Blowering Dam, Australia. * October 9P.W. Botha succeeds John Vorster as Prime Minister of South Africa. * October 10 ** Daniel arap Moi becomes president of Kenya. ** John Vorster becomes State President of South Africa.A Guide for Study of Historical Offices: South Africa: Heads of State: 1961–1994
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** A massive short circuit in Seasat's electrical system ends the satellite's scientific mission. ** United States President Jimmy Carter signs a bill that authorizes the minting of the Susan B. Anthony dollar. * October 13 – The Soviet Union launches a major Russification campaign throughout all union republics. * October 14 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs a bill into law which allows homebrewing of beer in the United States. * October 16Pope John Paul II succeeds Pope John Paul I as the 264th pope, resulting in the first Year of Three Popes since 1605. He is the first Polish pope in history, and the first non-Italian pope since Pope Adrian VI (1522–1523). * October 18Thorbjörn Fälldin steps down as Prime Minister of Sweden, and is succeeded by Ola Ullsten, the Leader of the liberal People's Party ("''Folkpartiet''"). * October 20 – The first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is held as a protest march and commemoration of the Stonewall riots. * October 21 – Australian civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 Skylane over the Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft. * October 27 – Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin win the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord. * October 31 – The South African Railways sets a still unbeaten world rail speed record on Cape gauge.

November

* November 2: 8:00 pm – The Republic of Ireland's second television channel RTÉ 2 goes on air (renamed Network 2, 1988; RTÉ Network Two, 1995; N2, 1997; and RTÉ Two in 2004). * November 3Dominica gains its independence from the United Kingdom. * November 7 ** Indira Gandhi is re-elected to the Indian parliament. ** California voters defeat the Briggs Initiative, which was intended to bar LGBT people from working as school teachers. * November 17 - The Star Wars Holiday Special airs on CBS; this is its first and only airing. * November 18Jonestown incident: In Guyana, Jim Jones leads his Peoples Temple cult in a mass murder–suicide that claims 918 lives in all, 909 of them at Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo J. Ryan is assassinated by members of Peoples Temple shortly beforehand. * November 19 – The first U.S. Take Back the Night march occurs in San Francisco. * November 26 – Two British commercial divers, Michael Ward and Tony Prangley, die of hypothermia and drowning in the East Shetland Basin after their diving bell plunges to the seabed at a depth of over . * November 30 – Publication of ''The Times'' is suspended due to labor problems for almost a year, until November 13, 1979.

December

* December 4Dianne Feinstein succeeds the murdered George Moscone, to become the first woman mayor of San Francisco and remains in office until January 8, 1988. * December 6 – The Spanish Constitution officially restores the country's democratic government. * December 11 ** Lufthansa heist: Six men rob a Lufthansa cargo facility in New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport. ** Two million demonstrate against the Shah in Iran. * December 13 – The first Susan B. Anthony dollars were struck at the Philadelphia Mint. * December 15 ** Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first major American city to go into default since the Great Depression, under Democrat Mayor Dennis Kucinich. ** ''Superman'' is released in theaters in the United States. * December 16 ** Train 87 from Nanjing to Xining collides with train 368 from Xi'an to Xuzhou near Yangzhuang railway station in China, killing 106, injuring 218. ** ''The Mystery of Mamo'' is released in cinemas in Japan. * December 19 – Former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi is arrested and jailed for a week for breach of privilege and contempt of parliament. * December 22 ** The pivotal Third Plenum of the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of China is held in Beijing, with Deng Xiaoping reversing Mao-era policies to pursue a program for Chinese economic reform. ** Chicago serial killer John Wayne Gacy, who was subsequently convicted of the murder of 33 young men and boys committed between 1972 and 1978, is arrested. ** Argentina begins Operation Soberanía against Chile. * December 25Vietnam launches a major offensive against the Khmer Rouge of Cambodia. * December 27 – The Constitution of Spain is approved in a referendum, officially ending 40 years of military dictatorship.


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* Artificial insulin is invented. * David Rorvik claims he has participated in a creation of a human clone in his book ''In His Image''. * Abortion is legalized in Italy for the first time. * In Seoul, South Korea, construction begins on Seoul Subway Line 2. * Ford initiates a recall for the Pinto because of a public outcry resulting from deaths associated with gas tank explosions. * The New York International Bible Society's New International Version of the complete Bible translated into modern American English is published. * The Soviet Union nuclear weapons stockpile exceeds the United States nuclear weapons stockpile. * The Space Invaders arcade video game is released by Taito Corporation.

Births



January

* January 1Philip Mulryne, Northern Irish footballer * January 2 ** Raghda Khateb, Syrian voice actress ** Megumi Toyoguchi, Japanese voice actress ** Karina Smirnoff, Ukrainian-American dancer * January 3 ** Liya Kebede, Ethiopian model, clothing designer and actress ** Park Sol-mi, South Korean actress ** Shawnna, American rapper * January 4Karine Ruby, French snowboarder (d. 2009) * January 5 ** Franck Montagny, French Formula One driver ** January Jones, American actress * January 7Emilio Palma, Argentine citizen, first human born in Antarctica * January 9 ** Chad Johnson, American football player ** AJ McLean, American singer ** Gennaro Gattuso, Italian football player * January 10 ** Kanako Mitsuhashi, Japanese voice actress ** Tamina Snuka, American professional wrestler and actress * January 11Emile Heskey, English footballer * January 12 ** Jeremy Camp, American singer and songwriter ** Hannah Gadsby, Australian comedian * January 13 ** Ashmit Patel, Indian actor ** Mohit Sharma Indian Army Officer ** Nate Silver, American statistician, psephologist and writer * January 14Shawn Crawford, American sprinter * January 15 ** Eddie Cahill, American actor ** Franco Pellizotti, Italian cyclist * January 17Ricky Wilson, Lead singer of the Kaiser Chiefs * January 18 ** Thor Hushovd, Norwegian cyclist ** Katja Kipping, German politician * January 20Omar Sy, French actor and comedian * January 23Josh Thompson, American singer * January 24 ** Mark Hildreth, Canadian actor and voice actor ** Nami Miyahara, Japanese voice actress and singer ** Kristen Schaal, American actress, voice actress, comedian, and writer * January 25 ** Gordie Dwyer, American hockey player and coach **Volodymyr Zelensky, Ukrainian politician and comedian, President of Ukraine * January 26Kelly Stables, American actress * January 28 ** Gianluigi Buffon, Italian footballer ** Jamie Carragher, English footballer ** Papa Bouba Diop, Senegalese footballer (d. 2020) ** Big Freedia, New Orleans musician, "Queen of Bounce" ** Sheamus - Irish wrestler ** Vanessa Villela, Mexican actress * January 29Joice Hasselmann, Brazilian journalist, writer, activist and conservative political commentator * January 31Brad Rutter, American game show champion (Jeopardy!)

February

* February 2 ** Nelson Chamisa, Zimbabwean politician ** Barry Ferguson, Scottish footballer and coach * February 3Amal Clooney, British-Lebanese barrister, activist and author * February 4Aleksey Rozin, Russian actor * February 5 ** Brian Russell, American football player ** Samuel Sánchez, Spanish road bicycle racer * February 6 ** Danny Buderus, Australian rugby league player **Olena Zelenska, Ukrainian first lady ** Yael Naim, Israeli-French singer and songwriter * February 7 ** Ashton Kutcher, American actor ** Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Nigerian actress, singer, philanthropist and former model * February 10 ** Isabella Eklöf, Swedish screenwriter and film director ** Don Omar, Puerto Rican singer and actor * February 12 ** Gethin Jones, Welsh television presenter ** Silver Meikar, Estonian politician * February 13Niklas Bäckström, Finnish hockey player * February 14 ** Richard Hamilton, American basketball player ** Danai Gurira, American actress and playwright ** Darius Songaila, Lithuanian basketball player * February 16 ** John Tartaglia, American actor ** Tia Hellebaut, Belgian athlete * February 19 ** Kenyatta Wright, American football player ** Immortal Technique, Peruvian-American rapper * February 20 ** Julia Jentsch, German actress ** Ken Takeuchi, Japanese voice actor * February 21 ** Kim Ha-neul, South Korean actress ** Kumail Nanjiani, Pakistani-American actor and comedian ** Miki Sakai, Japanese actress * February 22Jenny Frost, English singer * February 23Dan Snyder, Canadian hockey player (d. 2003) * February 24 ** Leon Constantine, British footballer ** Gary, South Korean musician, entertainer * February 27Kakha Kaladze, Georgian footballer * February 28 ** Jeanne Cherhal, French singer-songwriter ** Yasir Hameed, Pakistani cricketer ** Benjamin Raich, Austrian skier

March

* March 1 ** Jensen Ackles, American actor ** Donovan Patton, American actor and television host ** Sakura Nogawa, Japanese voice actress * March 2 ** Tomáš Kaberle, Czech hockey player ** Sebastian Janikowski, American football player * March 3Tanishaa Mukerji, Indian actress * March 4Denis Dallan, Italian rugby union footballer * March 6 ** Sage Rosenfels, American football player ** Mike Jackson, American politician * March 7 ** Mike Reese, American politician (d. 2021) ** Jaqueline Jesus, Brazilian psychologist and activist ** Azis, Bulgarian singer * March 10Benjamin Burnley, American musician * March 11 ** Didier Drogba, Ivorian footballer ** Ha Jung-woo, South Korean actor and director * March 12 ** Neal Obermeyer, American editorial cartoonist ** Claudio Sanchez, American writer and musician * March 13 ** Tom Danielson, American cyclist ** Kenny Watson, American football player * March 14 ** Pieter van den Hoogenband, Dutch swimmer ** Carl Johan Bergman, Swedish biathlete ** Moon Hee-joon, Korean singer * March 15Flavio Furtado, Cape Verdean boxer * March 16 ** Matthew Montgomery, American actor ** Brooke Burns, American fashion model and actress * March 17Patrick Seitz, American voice actor * March 18 **Antonio Margarito, Mexican-American boxer ** Fernandão, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2014) * March 21 ** Rani Mukerji, Indian actress ** Mohammad Rezaei, Iranian wrestler * March 22Josh Heupel, American football player * March 23 **Simon Gärdenfors, Swedish cartoonist and radio host ** Nicholle Tom, American actress **Perez Hilton, American actor and blogger * March 29Igor Rakočević, Serbian basketball player * March 30Simon Webbe, English singer * March 31 ** Stephen Clemence, English footballer ** Jérôme Rothen, French footballer

April

* April 1 ** Vitor Belfort, Brazilian martial artist ** Jason Bell, former NFL player and TV pundit ** Antonio de Nigris, Mexican footballer (d. 2009) * April 2Nick Berg, American businessman (d. 2004) * April 3 ** Matthew Goode, English actor ** John Smit, South African rugby union player * April 4 ** Jason Ellison, American baseball player ** Sam Moran, Australian singer * April 5 ** Franziska van Almsick, German swimmer ** Stephen Jackson, American basketball player * April 6 ** Tim Hasselbeck, American football player ** Myleene Klass, English singer, pianist, and model ** Martín Méndez, Uruguayan musician and songwriter ** Lauren Ridloff, African-American actress * April 7 ** Duncan James, English singer ** Adrienne Haan, German-Luxembourgish actress, singer, writer and producer * April 9 ** Jorge Andrade, Portuguese footballer ** Takashi Ohara, Japanese voice actor ** Rachel Stevens, English singer * April 10 ** Rokhaya Diallo, French writer and filmmaker * April 11 ** Philip Johnson, father * April 12 ** Guy Berryman, Scottish musician ** Cheeming Boey, Malaysian artist ** Riley Smith, American actor * April 13 ** Kyle Howard, American television and movie actor ** Carles Puyol, Spanish footballer * April 15Luis Fonsi, Puerto Rican singer and songwriter * April 16 ** Lara Dutta, Indian actress and beauty queen ** Matthew Lloyd, Australian rules footballer * April 17 ** Juan Guillermo Castillo, Uruguayan goalkeeper ** Jason White, Scottish rugby union player * April 19James Franco, American actor * April 20 ** Matthew Wilkas, American actor, playwright and reality television personality ** Matt Austin, Canadian actor ** Alessandro Rigotti, Italian voice actor * April 21Jukka Nevalainen, Finnish drummer * April 22 ** Esteban Tuero, Argentine Formula One driver ** Manu Intiraymi, American actor * April 23Tamara Czartoryski-Borbon, Spanish athlete * April 25Duncan Kibet, Kenyan long-distance runner * April 26 ** Stana Katic, Canadian-American actress ** Shinnosuke Tachibana, Japanese voice actor * April 28Robert Oliveri, American former actor * April 29 ** Bob and Mike Bryan, American doubles tennis team ** Tyler Labine, Canadian actor

May

* May 1 ** James Badge Dale, American actor ** Michael Russell, American tennis player * May 2Shaun T. Fitness, American fitness trainer * May 3Lawrence Tynes, American football player * May 4 ** Erin Andrews, American television host and personality ** Daisuke Ono, Japanese voice actor * May 6 ** Tony Estanguet, French slalom canoeist ** Aleksandr Fyodorov, Russian bodybuilder * May 7 ** Brian Clevinger, American author ** Shawn Marion, American basketball player * May 8Matthew Davis, American actor * May 9 ** Daniel Franzese, American actor ** Marwan Al-Shehhi, Hijacker of United Airlines Flight 175 (d. 2001) * May 10 ** Kenan Thompson, African-American actor and comedian ** Marcelo Moretto, Brazilian footballer * May 11 ** Scott Matzka, American ice hockey player (d. 2018) ** Laetitia Casta, French supermodel and actress ** Judy Ann Santos, Filipino actress * May 12 ** Hossein Rezazadeh, Iranian weightlifter ** Jason Biggs, American actor ** Aya Ishiguro, Japanese singer, writer, and fashion designer ** Malin Åkerman, Swedish-Canadian Actress * May 13 ** Mike Bibby, American basketball player ** Barry Zito, American baseball player * May 15 ** Dwayne De Rosario, Canadian footballer ** Caroline Dhavernas, French-Canadian actress ** Krzysztof Ignaczak, Polish volleyball player ** David Krumholtz, American actor ** Krissy Taylor, American model (d. 1995) * May 17Kat Foster, American actress * May 18Ricardo Carvalho, Portuguese footballer * May 19Marcus Bent, English footballer * May 21Briana Banks, German-American porn star * May 22 ** Katie Price (Jordan), English model and television personality ** Ginnifer Goodwin, American actress * May 23 ** Scott Raynor, American drummer ** Carolyn Moos, American model and basketball player * May 24Bryan Greenberg, American actor * May 25 ** Adam Gontier, Canadian singer ** Brian Urlacher, American football player * May 26Benji Gregory, American actor * May 28 ** Adam Robitel, American film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor ** Jake Johnson, American actor and comedian ** Tomohiko Ito, Japanese footballer * May 29 ** Pelle Almqvist, Swedish singer-songwriter ** Lorenzo Odone, American adrenoleukodystrophy patient (d. 2008) *30 MayLyoto Machida, Brazilian mixed martial artist

June

* June 1 ** Antonietta Di Martino, Italian high-jumper ** Link Neal, American musician, comedian and internet personality * June 2 ** Nikki Cox, American actress ** Justin Long, American actor * June 4 ** Simone Maludrottu, Italian boxer ** Robin Lord Taylor, American actor * June 5Nick Kroll, American actor and comedian * June 6 ** Judith Barsi, American child actress and murder victim (d. 1988) ** Konstantīns Konstantinovs, Latvian powerlifter (d. 2018) ** Carl Barât, English musician ** Mariana Popova, Bulgarian singer * June 7 ** Jesse Ball, American novelist and poet ** Bill Hader, American actor and comedian * June 8 **Maria Menounos, American actress, journalist, and television presenter **Eun Ji-won, South Korean rapper and singer * June 9 ** Michaela Conlin, American actress ** Shandi Finnessey, American beauty queen and actress ** Miroslav Klose, German footballer ** Matthew Bellamy, British musician and singer * June 10 ** Han Hee-won, South Korean golfer ** Karl Scully, Irish tenor ** DJ Qualls, American actor, producer, and model ** Shane West, American actor * June 11Joshua Jackson, Canadian actor * June 12 ** Shiloh Strong, American actor ** Timothy Simons, American actor ** Jeremy Rowley, American character actor and comedian * June 13Faizal Yusof, Malaysian actor (d. 2011) * June 14 - Nikola Vujčić, Croatian basketball player and team manager of Maccabi Tel Aviv * June 15 ** Wilfred Bouma, Dutch footballer * June 16Daniel Brühl, German actor * June 18Tara Platt, American voice actress and actress * June 19 ** Mía Maestro, Argentine actress ** Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player ** Zoe Saldana, American actress * June 20 ** Mike Birbiglia, American actor, comedian, and writer ** Quinton Jackson, American mixed martial arts fighter ** Frank Lampard, English footballer * June 21 ** Erica Durance, Canadian actress ** Jean-Pascal Lacoste, French singer, actor and television host ** Tom Lister, English actor ** Ignacio Corleto, Argentine rugby union player * June 22 ** Champ Bailey, American football player ** Tim Driesen, Belgian actor and singer-songwriter ** Dan Wheldon, English race car driver (d. 2011) * June 23 ** Gladys Reyes, Filipino actress ** Memphis Bleek, American rapper ** Leandro Firmino, Brazilian actor ** Jeremy Horn, American musician and songwriter ** Frédéric Leclercq, French musician * June 24 ** Ariel Pink, American musician ** Adam Pearce, American wrestler ** Emppu Vuorinen, Finnish musician ** Juan Román Riquelme, Argentine footballer ** Shunsuke Nakamura, Japanese footballer * June 25 ** Chuckie, Surinamese DJ and producer ** Aramis Ramírez, Dominican baseball player ** Aftab Shivdasani, Indian actor ** Marcus Stroud, American football player * June 26 ** Daniel Constantin, Romanian politician ** Cristian Lucchetti, Argentine footballer * June 27 - Marc Terenzi, American pop singer * June 28 ** Baiano, Brazilian footballer ** Ha Ji-won, South Korean actress and singer * June 29 ** Luke Kirby, Canadian actor ** Nicole Scherzinger, American singer ** Steve Savidan, French footballer * June 30 ** Ben Cousins, Australian rules footballer ** Pat Dennis, American football player ** Jason Schimmel, American musician and producer ** Nate Winkel, American soccer player

July

* July 1 ** Hillary Tuck, American actress ** Aleki Lutui, Tongan rugby player ** Liu Kwok Man, Chinese footballer ** Mark Hunter, British rower * July 2 ** Ganesh, Indian actor and television presenter ** Diana Gurtskaya, Georgian singer ** Jüri Ratas, Estonian politician and 18th Prime Minister of Estonia * July 3 **Jesse Leach, America vocalist **Mizuki Noguchi, Japanese long-distance runner * July 4 ** Becki Newton, American actress ** Marcos Daniel, Brazilian tennis player * July 5 ** Andreas Baum, German politician ** Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Indian actor and film producer * July 6 ** Daphne Iking, Malaysian television personality and actress ** Danil Khalimov, Kazakh Greco-Roman wrestler ** Tia and Tamera Mowry, African-American actresses ** Kevin Senio, New Zealand rugby union footballer * July 7 ** Chris Andersen, American basketball player ** DJ Manian, German music producer and DJ ** Marino Franchitti, British racing driver ** Benjamin Mitchell, New Zealand actor ** Mark Sloan, British professional wrestler * July 8 ** Rachael Lillis, American actress ** Erin Morgenstern, American artist and author ** Garth Mulroy, South African golfer * July 9 ** Kyle Davis, American actor ** Dmitri Dyuzhev, Russian actor and singer ** Mark Medlock, German singer ** Linda Park, Korean-born actress * July 10 ** Ray Kay, Norwegian director and photographer ** Jesse Lacey, American singer-songwriter * July 11 ** Kris Law, Malaysian actor ** Kim Kang-woo, South Korean actor ** Dustin Demri-Burns, English actor, comedian, writer ** Mattias Gustafsson, Swedish handball player * July 12 ** Topher Grace, American actor ** Michelle Rodriguez, American actress * July 13 ** Gary David, Filipino professional basketball player ** Jessica Barth, American actress * July 15 ** Matt Mitrione, American mixed martial artist ** Greg Sestero, French-American actor and model * July 16Ahmede Hussain, Bangladeshi writer * July 17 ** Ricardo Arona, Brazilian mixed martial artist ** Panda Bear, American musician ** Justine Triet, French actress * July 18 ** Shane Horgan, Irish rugby player ** Crystal Mangum, American murderer responsible for making false rape allegations in the Duke lacrosse case ** Virginia Raggi, Italian lawyer, politician ** Joo Sang-wook, South Korean actor ** Ben Sheets, American baseball player ** Vladimir Tintor, Serbian film actor * July 19Atsushi Harada, Japanese actor * July 20 ** André Bankoff, Brazilian actor ** Pavel Datsyuk, Russian ice hockey player ** Tamsyn Manou, Australian athlete * July 21 ** Josh Hartnett, American actor ** Kyoko Iwasaki, Japanese swimmer * July 22 ** A. J. Cook, Canadian actress ** Ryan Eigenmann, Filipino actor ** Kyōko Hasegawa, Japanese model and actress * July 23 ** Stuart Elliott, Northern Irish footballer ** Stefanie Sun, Singapore singer * July 25 ** Louise Brown, British citizen, first human born through in vitro fertilisation ** Gerard Warren, American football player * July 26 ** Jehad Muntasser, Libyan footballer ** Eve Myles, Welsh actress * July 28Hitomi Yaida, Japanese singer * July 31 ** Zac Brown, American country singer-songwriter and guitarist ** Nick Sorensen, American football player and sportscaster ** Justin Wilson, English race car driver (d. 2015) * July – Caucher Birkar, born Fereydoun Derakhshani, Kurdish-born mathematician

August

* August 3 ** Mariusz Jop, Polish footballer ** Shanelle Workman, American actress * August 4Kurt Busch, American race car driver * August 5 ** Carolina Duer, Argentine boxer ** Harel Levy, Israeli tennis player * August 6 ** Marisa Miller, American supermodel ** Freeway, American rapper ** Peng Cheng-min, Taiwanese baseball player ** Iñaki Rueda, Spanish Racing strategist * August 7 ** Alexandre Aja, French director ** Vanness Wu, Taiwanese singer * August 8 ** Countess Vaughn, American actress ** Natsuko Kuwatani, Japanese voice actress * August 9Daniela Denby-Ashe, English actress * August 10Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, Indonesian politician and former military officer * August 15 ** Jennie Eisenhower, American actress ** Kerri Walsh Jennings, American beach volleyball player * August 17 ** Vibeke Stene, Norwegian rock singer ** Jelena Karleuša, Serbian pop singer * August 18Andy Samberg, American actor and comedian * August 19 ** Chris Capuano, American baseball player ** Qais Al Khonji, Omani entrepreneur * August 20Noah Bean, American actor * August 21 ** Reuben Droughns, American football player ** Alan Lee, Irish footballer * August 22 ** Vitaliy Balytskyi, Ukrainian football player and manager (d. 2018) ** James Corden, British comedian and television personality * August 23 ** Kobe Bryant, American basketball player (d. 2020) **Julian Casablancas, American singer-songwriter and musician * August 24Rafael Furcal, Dominican baseball player * August 25Kel Mitchell, American actor, stand-up comedian, musician, singer, and rapper * August 26Amanda Schull, American actress * August 27Suranne Jones, English actress * August 28 ** Kelly Overton, American actress ** Rachel Kimsey, American actress ** Sam Wills, New Zealand comic * August 29Danielle Hampton, Canadian actress * August 31Ido Pariente, Israeli mixed martial artist

September

* September 1Max Vieri, Italian Australian footballer * September 3Tinkara Kovač, Slovenian singer and musician * September 4 ** Wes Bentley, American actor ** Frederik Veuchelen, Belgian cyclist * September 6 ** Mathew Horne, English actor ** Homare Sawa, Japanese footballer * September 7Devon Sawa, Canadian actor * September 9Gina Gogean, Romania artistic gymnast * September 11 ** Ed Reed, American football player ** Ben Lee, Australian singer ** Else-Marthe Sørlie Lybekk, Norwegian handball player * September 12 ** Ruben Studdard, American singer ** Ben McKenzie, American actor * September 13 ** Megan Henning, American actress ** Swizz Beatz, American record producer and rapper * September 14 ** Ben Cohen, English rugby union player ** Ron DeSantis, American politician, 46th Governor of Florida ** Carmen Kass, Estonian supermodel * September 15 ** Eiður Guðjohnsen, Icelandic football player ** David Sneddon, Scottish singer-songwriter * September 16Carolina Dieckmann, Brazilian actress * September 17Nick Cordero, Canadian actor (d. 2020) * September 18Billy Eichner, American actor and comedian * September 20 ** Jason Bay, Canadian baseball player ** Patrizio Buanne, Italian singer ** Sarit Hadad, Israeli pop singer * September 21 ** Doug Howlett, New Zealand rugby union player ** Josh Thomson, American mixed martial artist * September 22Harry Kewell, Australian footballer * September 23 ** Anthony Mackie, American actor ** Worm Miller, American screenwriter, director and actor ** Keri Lynn Pratt, American actress * September 24Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer * September 25 ** Jodie Kidd, English model ** Rossif Sutherland, Canadian actor * September 27 - Ani Lorak, Ukrainian singer * September 28Pastora Soler, Spanish singer * September 29Kurt Nilsen, Norwegian singer * September 30Candice Michelle, American professional wrestler and model

October

* October 1Katie Aselton, American actress * October 2Ayumi Hamasaki, Japanese singer * October 3 ** Jake Shears, American singer and songwriter ** Claudio Pizarro, Peruvian footballer ** Gerald Asamoah, German footballer ** Ricardo Rocha, Portuguese footballer ** Christian Coulson, English actor ** Shannyn Sossamon, American actress * October 4 ** Dana Davis, American actress ** Mark Day, Canadian actor ** Phillip Glasser, American actor and producer ** Kei Horie, Japanese actor * October 5 ** Shane Ryan, Irish Gaelic footballer ** James Valentine, American musician ** Morgan Webb, television personality * October 7Omar Benson Miller, American actor * October 9Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife) * October 10QBoy, UK-based rapper, producer, DJ, writer and presenter * October 14 ** Paul Hunter, English snooker player (d. 2006) ** Usher, American singer and actor * October 17Pablo Iglesias Turrión, Spanish politician * October 18 ** Jake Farrow, American television writer and actor ** Wesley Jonathan, American actor * October 20 ** Tomohiko Ito, Japanese anime director ** Michael Johns, Australian singer (d. 2014) ** Kira, German singer ** Dionne Quan, American voice actress ** Virender Sehwag, Indian cricketer * October 21Joey Harrington, American football player * October 23John Lackey, American baseball player * October 24Carlos Edwards, Trinidadian footballer * October 25 ** Russell Anderson, Scottish footballer ** Zachary Knighton, American actor ** David T. Little, American composer and drummer * October 26 ** CM Punk, American professional wrestler ** Antonio Pierce, American football player * October 27 ** David Walton, American actor ** Vanessa-Mae, Singaporean violinist * October 28 ** Justin Guarini, American singer ** Gwendoline Christie, English actress and model * October 29Travis Henry, American football player * October 30Matthew Morrison, American actor and singer

November

* November 1 ** Jessica Valenti, American blogger and writer ** Manju Warrier, Indian actress ** Mary Kate Schellhardt, American actress * November 3Tim McIlrath, American singer * November 4Shaun Berrigan, Australian rugby league player * November 5 ** Bubba Watson, American golfer ** Xavier Tondo, Spanish cyclist (d. 2011) * November 6 ** Nicole Dubuc, American actress and writer ** Taryn Manning, American actress ** Sandrine Blancke, Belgian actress * November 7 ** Zaheer Khan, Indian cricketer ** Mark Read, English singer (A1) * November 8Ali Karimi, Iranian football player * November 9 ** Sisqó, American actor and singer ** Irwin Daayán, Mexican voice actor * November 10 ** Nadine Angerer, German footballer ** Kyla Cole, Czech model ** Diplo, American DJ and music producer ** Eve, African-American rapper ** Akemi Kanda, Japanese voice actress ** Drew McConnell, English musician * November 12Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Pakistani journalist, activist and filmmaker * November 13Hsu Wei Lun, Taiwanese actress (d. 2007) * November 14 ** Bobby Allen, American ice hockey player ** Xavier Nady, American baseball player * November 17 ** Rachel McAdams, Canadian actress ** Reggie Wayne, American football player * November 18 ** Daniel Chong, American animator ** Damien Johnson, Northern Irish footballer ** Aldo Montano, Italian fencer * November 19 ** Chad Doreck, American actor ** Matt Dusk, Canadian musician and singer * November 22Karen O, American singer-songwriter and musician * November 23Destin Daniel Cretton, American film director * November 24Katherine Heigl, American actress * November 25Shiina Ringo, Japanese singer and musician * November 26Jun Fukuyama, Japanese voice actor * November 27Mike Skinner, English musician * November 28Aimee Garcia, American actress * November 29Lauren German, American actress * November 30 ** Clay Aiken, American singer-songwriter and author ** Gael García Bernal, Mexican actor ** Robert Kirkman, American comic book writer

December

* December 1 ** Mat Kearney, American singer-songwriter and musician ** Stefan Kapičić, Serbian actor * December 2 ** Nelly Furtado, Portuguese-Canadian singer and songwriter ** Alo Kõrve, Estonian actor * December 4Lars Bystøl, Norwegian ski jumper * December 5 ** Neil Druckmann, Israeli-American video game writer and programmer, founder of Naughty Dog ** Olli Jokinen, Finnish ice hockey player * December 7Shiri Appleby, American actress * December 8Ian Somerhalder, American actor * December 9 ** Gastón Gaudio, Argentine tennis player ** Jesse Metcalfe, American actor * December 10Summer Phoenix, American actress * December 12Monica Bîrlădeanu, Romanian actress * December 17 ** Riteish Deshmukh, Indian actor, architect, producer and entrepreneur ** Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxer and politician * December 18 ** Daniel Cleary, Canadian ice hockey player ** Josh Dallas, American actor ** Katie Holmes, American actress * December 19Patrick Casey, American screenwriter and actor * December 20 ** Geremi, Cameroon footballer ** Jacqueline Saburido, Venezuelan-American social activist (d. 2019) * December 21Shaun Morgan, South African musician and singer-songwriter * December 22 ** Edo Maajka, Bosnian rapper ** Emmanuel Olisadebe, Polish-Nigerian footballer ** Joanne Kelly, Canadian actress * December 23 ** Víctor Martínez, Venezuelan baseball player ** Estella Warren, Canadian swimmer, model, and actress * December 24Yıldıray Baştürk, Turkish footballer * December 25Paula Seling, Romanian singer and radio DJ * December 26Kaoru Sugayama, Japanese volleyball player * December 28John Legend, African-American singer-songwriter, pianist, and actor * December 29 ** Alexis Amore, Peruvian actress, dancer, and model ** Angelo Taylor, American athlete * December 30 ** Tyrese Gibson, African-American singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, model, and screenwriter ** Inferno, Polish musician * December 31 ** Yulia Barsukova, Russian rhythmic gymnast ** Craig Wayne Boyd, American country music singer

Deaths



January

* January 5Sally Eilers, American actress (b. 1908) * January 6Burt Munro, New Zealand motorcycle racer (b. 1899) * January 11Michael Bates, Anglo-Indian actor (b. 1920) * January 13Hubert Humphrey, 38th Vice President of the United States (b. 1911) * January 14 ** Kurt Gödel, Austrian-American logician, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1906) ** Blossom Rock, American actress (b. 1895) * January 18Carl Betz, American actor (b. 1921) * January 22Herbert Sutcliffe, English cricketer (b. 1894) * January 23 ** Terry Kath, American rock musician (Chicago) (b. 1946) ** Jack Oakie, American actor (b. 1903) * January 26Leo Genn, English actor and barrister (b. 1905) * January 27Oscar Homolka, Austrian actor (b. 1898) * January 29Tim McCoy, American actor (b. 1891) * January 30Marie-Louise Damien, French actress (b. 1889)

February

* February 9 ** Angela Greene, American actress (b. 1924) ** Warren King, American cartoonist (b. 1916) ** Daniel Reed, American actor, playwright and screenwriter (b. 1892) * February 10Redento Maria Gauci, Maltese Carmelite bishop (b. 1920) * February 11James B. Conant, American chemist (b. 1893) * February 17Artemiy Artsikhovsky, Soviet archaeologist and historian (b. 1902) * February 18Maggie McNamara, American actress (b. 1928) * February 19Pankaj Mullick, Bengali composer and singer (b. 1904) * February 24Alma Thomas, African American painter (b. 1891) * February 28Philip Ahn, Korean-born American actor (b. 1905)

March

* March 1Paul Scott, English writer (b. 1920) * March 13John Cazale, American actor (b. 1935) * March 17 ** Eddie Aikau, American lifeguard and surfer (b. 1946) ** Giacomo Violardo, Italian Roman Catholic cardinal (b. 1898) * March 19Gaston Julia, French mathematician (b. 1893) * March 21Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh (Carroll Daly), Irish barrister, judge and politician, 5th President of Ireland (b. 1911) * March 22Isidro Ayora, 22nd President of Ecuador (b. 1879) * March 24André Lallemand, French astronomer (b. 1904) * March 31Astrid Allwyn, American actress (b. 1905)

April

* April 8Lon L. Fuller, American legal philosopher (b. 1902) * April 9Vivian McGrath, Australian tennis player (b. 1916) * April 13Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, Nigerian suffragist and women's rights activist (b. 1900) * April 16 ** Lucius D. Clay, American military governor of Germany after World War II (b. 1897) ** Philibert Tsiranana, Malagasy leader and politician, 1st President of Madagascar (b. 1912) * April 18Katherine Schmidt, American artist (b. 1899) * April 21Sandy Denny, British singer-songwriter (b. 1947) * April 27John Doeg, American tennis player (b. 1908)

May

* May 1Aram Khachaturian, Soviet-Armenian composer and conductor (b. 1903) * May 8Duncan Grant, Scottish painter (b. 1885) * May 9Aldo Moro, Italian Christian Democratic politician and statesman, 38th Prime Minister of Italy (assassinated) (b. 1916) * May 15Sir Robert Menzies, 12th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1894) * May 17Armin T. Wegner, German human rights activist (b. 1886) * May 22Joseph Colombo, American gangster (b. 1923) * May 26Tamara Karsavina, Soviet ballerina (b. 1885) * May 27Jorge Icyaza, Ecuadorean novelist (b. 1906) * May 31 ** József Bozsik, Hungarian footballer (b. 1925) ** José Gonzalvo, Spanish footballer and manager (b. 1920)

June

* June 2Santiago Bernabéu, Spanish footballer, player and president of Real Madrid C.F. (b. 1906) * June 4Jorge de Sena, Portuguese novelist and poet (b. 1919) * June 7Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897) * June 12Guo Moruo, Chinese archaeologist, historian, poet, politician, and writer (b. 1892) * June 17Robert Williams, American actor (b. 1904) * June 20Mark Robson, Canadian film director (b. 1913) * June 24Ahmad al-Ghashmi, 4th President of the Yemen Arab Republic (b. 1935) * June 27Josette Day, French actress (b. 1914) * June 28Clifford Dupont, 1st President of Rhodesia (b. 1905) * June 29Bob Crane, American actor, drummer, radio host, and disc jockey (b. 1928)

July

* July 1Kurt Student, Luftwaffe general and commander of the German airborne forces during World War II. (b. 1890) * July 3James Daly, American actor (b. 1918) * July 7Francisco Mendes, Guinea-Bissau politician, 1st Prime Minister of Guinea-Bissau (b. 1939) * July 10Abd ar-Razzaq an-Naif, 31st Prime Minister of Iraq (b. 1934) * July 14Gaston Ragueneau, French athlete (b. 1881) * July 16Howard Estabrook, American actor (b. 1884) * July 17Thayer David, American actor (b. 1927) * July 27Willem van Otterloo, Dutch conductor, cellist and composer (b. 1907) * July 31Prince Rostislav Alexandrovich of Russia (b. 1902)

August

* August 1W. E. Butler, British occultist (b. 1898) * August 6 ** Pope Paul VI (b. 1897) ** Edward Durell Stone, American architect (b. 1902) * August 19Emilio Núñez Portuondo, Cuban diplomat and politician, 13th Prime Minister of Cuba (b. 1898) * August 22Jomo Kenyatta, Kenyan activist, politician and statesman, 1st Prime Minister of Kenya and 1st President of Kenya (b. 1894) * August 23Agustín Isunza, Mexican actor (b. 1900) * August 24Louis Prima, Italian-born American singer and actor (b. 1910) * August 25 ** Olivier Hussenot, French actor (b. 1913) ** George E. Jonas, American philanthropist (b. 1897) * August 26 ** Charles Boyer, French actor (b. 1899) ** José Manuel Moreno, Argentine football player (b. 1916) * August 28 ** Kofi Abrefa Busia, Ghanese nationalist leader, 2nd Prime Minister of Ghana (b. 1913) ** Robert Shaw, British actor (b. 1927)

September

* September 3Karin Molander, Swedish actress (b. 1906) * September 4Leonora Cohen, British suffragette and trade unionist (b. 1873) * September 6Adolf Dassler – Founder of Adidas (b. 1900) * September 7Keith Moon, English rock drummer (The Who) (b. 1946) * September 8Ricardo Zamora, Spanish footballer (b. 1901) * September 9 ** Hugh MacDiarmid, Scottish poet (b. 1892) ** Jack L. Warner, Canadian-American film producer (b. 1892) * September 11 ** Mike Gazella, American baseball player (b. 1895) ** Valerian Gracias, Indian Roman Catholic archbishop and cardinal (b. 1911) ** Georgi Markov, Bulgarian playwright and writer (b. 1929) ** Ronnie Peterson, Swedish Formula One driver (b. 1944) * September 12Frank Ferguson, American actor (b. 1899) * September 15Willy Messerschmitt, German aircraft designer and manufacturer (b. 1898) * September 21Peter Vogel, German film actor (b. 1937) * September 23Lyman Bostock, American baseball player (b. 1950) * September 24Hasso von Manteuffel, German army general (b. 1897) * September 27Sergei Aslamazyan, Soviet composer (b. 1897) * September 28Pope John Paul I (b. 1912) * September 30Edgar Bergen, American actor and ventriloquist (b. 1903)

October

* October 4 - Roy L. Dennis, American teenager who had craniodiaphyseal dysplasia (b. 1961) * October 8Karl Swenson, American actor (b. 1908) * October 9Jacques Brel, Belgian singer (b. 1929) * October 10 ** Ralph Metcalfe, American Olympic athlete (b. 1910) ** Hermes Lima, former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Brazil (b. 1902) * October 11Ruthven Todd, Scottish poet, artist, and novelist (b. 1914) * October 12Nancy Spungen, American groupie and girlfriend of Sid Vicious (b. 1958) * October 16Dan Dailey, American actor (b. 1915) * October 19Gig Young, American actor (b. 1913) * October 21Anastas Mikoyan, Russian revolutionary and Soviet statesman (b. 1895) * October 23Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia (b. 1896) * October 28Geoffrey Unsworth, British cinematographer (b. 1914)

November

* November 4Arshad al-Umari, 15th Prime Minister of Iraq (b. 1888) * November 10Theo Lingen, German actor (b. 1903) * November 15Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (b. 1901) * November 18 ** Jim Jones, American cult leader (b. 1931) ** Leo Ryan, American politician (b. 1925) * November 20Giorgio de Chirico, Italian painter (b. 1888) * November 24Warren Weaver, American scientist and mathematician (b. 1894) * November 27 ** Harvey Milk, American politician and activist (b. 1930) ** George Moscone, Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1929)

December

* December 3William Grant Still, American composer (b. 1895) * December 7Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist and avian paleontologist (b. 1886) * December 8Golda Meir, Israeli teacher, politician and stateswoman, 4th Prime Minister of Israel (b. 1898) * December 10 ** Emilio Portes Gil, Acting president of Mexico, 1928-1930 (b. 1890) ** Ed Wood, American filmmaker, actor and author (b. 1924) * December 11Vincent du Vigneaud, American biochemist (b. 1901) * December 12Fay Compton, English actress (b. 1894) * December 14Salvador de Madariaga, Spanish diplomat, writer, historian, and pacifist (b. 1886) * December 15Chill Wills, American actor and singer (b. 1902) * December 17Don Ellis, American jazz trumpeter, drummer, composer, and bandleader (b. 1934) * December 27 ** Chris Bell, American musician (Big Star) (b. 1951) ** Houari Boumédiènne, 2nd President of Algeria (b. 1932) * December 31Nicolau dos Reis Lobato, East Timorese politician, acting President of East Timor (b. 1946)

Nobel Prizes

* PhysicsPyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, Arno Allan Penzias, Robert Woodrow Wilson * ChemistryPeter D. Mitchell * MedicineWerner Arber, Daniel Nathans, Hamilton O. Smith * LiteratureIsaac Bashevis Singer * PeaceMohamed Anwar Al-Sadat and Menachem Begin * EconomicsHerbert A. Simon

References

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