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1999 was designated as the
International Year of Older PersonsIn its Proclamation on Aging, the United Nations General Assembly decided to declare 1999 as the International Year of Older Persons. The proclamation was launched on 1 October 1998, the International Day of Older Persons, by United Nations Secret ...
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Events


January

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January 1 January 1 or 1 January is the first day of the year in the . There are 364 days remaining until the end of the year (365 in s). This day is known as since the day marks the beginning of the year. __TOC__ Events Pre-1600 * – For the fi ...
– The
euro The euro (symbol A symbol is a mark, sign, or that indicates, signifies, or is understood as representing an , , or . Symbols allow people to go beyond what is n or seen by creating linkages between otherwise very different s and s. Al ...

euro
currency is established and the
European Central Bank File:+ The European Central Bank ECB in Frankfurt am Main - Image impression of a street photographer.jpg, European Central Bank (ECB) - 2021 The European Central Bank (ECB) is the prime component of the Eurosystem The Eurosystem is the ...

European Central Bank
assumes its full powers. *
January 3 Events Pre-1600 * 69 – The Roman legions on the Rhine refuse to declare their allegiance to Galba Galba (; Servius Galba Caesar Augustus, ; 24 December 3 BC – 15 January AD 69) was Roman emperor The Roman Emperor was the ruler of ...
– The
Mars Polar Lander The Mars Polar Lander, also known as the Mars Surveyor '98 Lander, was a 290-kilogram robotic spacecraft lander launched by NASA The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA; ) is an independent agencies of the United States ...

Mars Polar Lander
is launched by
NASA The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA; ) is an independent agencies of the United States government, independent agency of the Federal government of the United States, U.S. federal government responsible for the civilian Lis ...

NASA
. *
January 4 Events Pre-1600 * – fights in the . * – : and his brother are defeated by a Danish invasion army. 1601–1900 * – English Civil War: The votes to put Charles I on trial. * – The , , and France sign the in an atte ...
– Gunmen open fire on
Shia Shia Islam or Shi'ism is the second largest branch Image:Tree Leaves.JPG, The branches and leaves of a tree. A branch ( or , ) or tree branch (sometimes referred to in botany as a ramus) is a woody structural member connected to but not par ...
Muslims worshiping in a mosque in
Islamabad Islamabad (; ur, , translit=Islām Ābād) is the of Pakistan, and is administered by the as part of the . It is the in Pakistan, while the larger is the country's with a population of about 4.1 million people. Built as a in the 1960s ...

Islamabad
, Pakistan, killing 16 and injuring 25. *
January 20 Events Pre-1600 *250 __NOTOC__ Year 250 ( CCL) was a common year starting on TuesdayA common year starting on Tuesday is any non- leap year (i.e. a year with 365 days) that begins on Tuesday, 1 January, and ends on Tuesday, 31 December. ...
– The
China News Service China News Service (CNS; ) is the second largest State media, state-owned news agencies, news agency in China, after Xinhua News Agency. China News Service was formerly run by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, which was absorbed into the Unite ...
announces new government restrictions on
Internet The Internet (or internet) is the global system of interconnected s that uses the (TCP/IP) to communicate between networks and devices. It is a ' that consists of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to ...

Internet
use aimed especially at
Internet café An Internet café (also known as a cybercafé) is a café A coffeehouse, coffee shop, or café is an establishment that primarily serves coffee Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, the seeds of berries ...
s. *
January 25 Events Pre-1600 * – After a night of negotiation, is accepted as by the . * – In the , the rebels defeat the , leading to overthrow of the dynasty. * – A strikes the South Alpine region of in modern , causing considerabl ...
– The 6.2 Armenia, Colombia earthquake hits western
Colombia Colombia ( , ; ), officially the Republic of Colombia, is a transcontinental country This is a list of countries located on more than one continent A continent is one of several large landmasses. Generally identified by conve ...

Colombia
, killing at least 1,900.


February

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February 4 This day marks the approximate midpoint of winter in the Northern Hemisphere and of summer in the Southern Hemisphere (starting the season at the December solstice). Events Pre–1600 *211 Year 211 ( CCXI) was a common year starting on T ...
– Unarmed
Guinea Guinea (), officially the Republic of Guinea (french: link=no, République de Guinée), is a coastal country in . Guinea borders the to the west, to the northwest, to the north, to the northeast, to the southeast, and and to the sout ...

Guinea
n immigrant Amadou Diallo is shot dead by New York City police officers on an unrelated stake-out, sparking outrage in the city. *
February 7 Events Pre-1600 * 457 – Leo ILeo I may refer to: People * Pope Leo I (400–461), also known as Pope Saint Leo the Great * Leo I (emperor), Roman emperor from 457 to 474 * Leo I, Prince of Armenia (d. 1140) * Leo I, King of Armeni ...
– King
Hussein of Jordan Hussein bin Talal ( ar, الحسين بن طلال, ''Al-Ḥusayn ibn Ṭalāl''; 14 November 1935 – 7 February 1999) was King of Jordan The King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is Jordan's head of state A head of state (or ch ...
dies from
cancer Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth with the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. These contrast with benign tumor A benign tumor is a mass of cells Cell most often refers to: * Cell (biolo ...

cancer
, and his son
Abdullah II Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein ( ar, عبدالله الثاني بن الحسين, ''ʻAbd Allāh ath-thani bin Al-Husayn'', born 30 January 1962) is King of Jordan, reigning since 7 February 1999. As a member of the Hashemite dynasty, the royal ...

Abdullah II
inherits the throne. *
February 11 Events Pre-1600 *660 BC The year 660 BC was a year of the Roman calendar, pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as year 94 ''Ab urbe condita'' . The denomination 660 BC for this year has been used since the early medi ...
Pluto Pluto (minor-planet designation A formal minor planet designation is, in its final form, a number–name combination given to a minor planet (asteroid, centaur (minor planet), centaur, trans-Neptunian object and dwarf planet but not comet ...

Pluto
moves along its eccentric orbit further from the Sun than
Neptune Neptune is the eighth and farthest-known Solar planet from the Sun. In the Solar System, it is the fourth-largest planet by diameter, the third-most-massive planet, and the densest giant planet. It is 17 times the mass of Earth, slightly mor ...

Neptune
. It had been nearer than Neptune since
1979 Events January * January 1 January 1 or 1 January is the first day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 364 days remaining until the end of the year (365 in leap years). This day is known as New Year's Day since the day ma ...

1979
, and will become again in
2231 In contemporary history, the third millennium of the anno Domini or Common Era in the Gregorian calendar is the current millennium spanning the years 2001 to 3000 (21st century, 21st to 30th century, 30th centuries). Ongoing futures studies seek ...
. *
February 12 Events Pre-1600 * 1404 – The Italian professor Galeazzo di Santa Sophie performed the first post-mortem autopsy An autopsy (post-mortem examination, obduction, necropsy, or autopsia cadaverum) is a surgical procedure that consists of ...
– U.S. President
Bill Clinton William Jefferson Clinton (; born August 19, 1946) is an American politician and attorney who served as the 42nd president of the United States The president of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of ...

Bill Clinton
is acquitted in impeachment proceedings in the
United States Senate The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress The United States Congress is the legislature A legislature is an deliberative assembly, assembly with the authority to make laws for a Polity, politic ...
. *
February 16 Events Pre-1600 * – is dispatched by as his to meet with the of the . * – defeats the in the . 1601–1900 * – Dutch forces led by capture in what was to become part of . * – , Devon: The last major battle of t ...
** In
Uzbekistan Uzbekistan (, ; uz, Ozbekiston, ), officially the Republic of Uzbekistan ( uz, Ozbekiston Respublikasi), is a landlocked country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often referred to as the land ...

Uzbekistan
, an apparent
assassination Assassination is the act of murder, deliberately killing a prominent or important person, such as heads of state, head of government, heads of government, politicians, Monarchy, royalty, celebrity, celebrities, journalists, or CEOs. An assassina ...

assassination
attempt against President
Islam Karimov Islam (;There are ten pronunciations of ''Islam'' in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the ''s'' is or , and whether the ''a'' is pronounced , or (when the stress is on the first syllable) ( ...

Islam Karimov
takes place at government headquarters. ** Across Europe,
Kurd Kurds ( ku, کورد ,Kurd, italic=yes, rtl=yes) or Kurdish people are an Iranic ethnic group native to a mountainous region of Western Asia known as Kurdistan, which spans southeastern Turkey Turkey ( tr, Türkiye ), officially the ...

Kurd
ish rebels take over embassies and hold hostages after
Turkey Turkey ( tr, Türkiye ), officially the Republic of Turkey, is a country located mainly on Anatolia in Western Asia, with a small portion on the Balkans in Southeast Europe. It shares borders with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; the ...

Turkey
arrests one of their rebel leaders. *
February 19 Events Pre-1600 * 197 – Emperor Septimius Severus Lucius Septimius Severus (; 11 April 145 – 4 February 211) was Roman emperor from 193 to 211. He was born in Leptis Magna (present day Al-Khums, Libya) in the Roman province of Afri ...
– Moderate
Iraq Iraq ( ar, الْعِرَاق, translit=al-ʿIrāq; ku, عێراق, translit=Êraq), officially the Republic of Iraq ( ar, جُمْهُورِيَّة ٱلْعِرَاق '; ku, کۆماری عێراق, translit=Komarî Êraq), is a country i ...

Iraq
i
Shiite Shia Islam or Shi'ism is the second largest branch The branches and leaves of a tree. A branch ( or , ) or tree branch (sometimes referred to in botany Botany, also called , plant biology or phytology, is the science of plant life a ...
cleric
Mohammad al-Sadr Grand Ayatollah Marji ( ar, مرجع ''marjiʿ''; plural: ''marājiʿ''), also known as a marji' taqlīd ( ar, مرجع تقليد) or marji' dīnī ( ar, مرجع ديني), literally meaning "source to follow" or "religious reference", is a ...

Mohammad al-Sadr
is assassinated. *
February 21 Events Pre-1600 * or – , is martyred in Palestine. * – , the first known , is granted resignation after confessing to torture and . * – The is formed. 1601–1900 * – is unanimously elected by a , beginning the of . * ...
Sanna Sillanpää shoots four men, killing three at a shooting range in Finland. *
February 23 Events Pre-1600 * 303 – Roman emperor Diocletian orders the destruction of the Christian church in Nicomedia Nicomedia (; el, Νικομήδεια, ''Nikomedeia''; modern İzmit) was an ancient Greece, ancient Greek city located in w ...
**
Kurd Kurds ( ku, کورد ,Kurd, italic=yes, rtl=yes) or Kurdish people are an Iranic ethnic group native to a mountainous region of Western Asia known as Kurdistan, which spans southeastern Turkey Turkey ( tr, Türkiye ), officially the ...

Kurd
ish rebel leader
Abdullah Öcalan Abdullah Öcalan ( ; ; born 4 April 1949), also known as Apo (short for both Abdullah and "uncle" in Kurdish), is a Kurdish people, Kurdish nationalist, political prisoner and one of the founding members of the militant Kurdistan Workers' Party ...

Abdullah Öcalan
is charged with
treason Treason is the crime In ordinary language, a crime is an unlawful act punishable by a state or other authority. The term ''crime'' does not, in modern criminal law, have any simple and universally accepted definition,Farmer, Lindsay: "Cr ...
in
Ankara Ankara ( , ; ), historically known as Ancyra and Angora, is the list of national capitals, capital of Turkey. Located in the Central Anatolia Region, central part of Anatolia, the city has a population of 4.5 million in its urban center an ...

Ankara
, Turkey. **
White supremacist White supremacy or white supremacism is the belief that white people White is a racial classification and skin color specifier, generally used for people of European origin; although the definition can vary depending on context, nation ...
John William King is found guilty of kidnapping and murdering
African American African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group An ethnic group or ethnicity is a grouping of people who identity (social science), identify with each other on the basis of shared attributes that ...

African American
James Byrd Jr. by dragging him behind a truck for 2 miles (3 km). ** 1999 Galtür avalanche – an
avalanche An avalanche (also called a snowslide) is a rapid flow of snow Snow comprises individual ice crystals that grow while suspended in the atmosphere—usually within clouds—and then fall, accumulating on the ground where they undergo fur ...

avalanche
destroys the village of Galtür, Austria, killing 31. *
February 24 Events Pre-1600 *484 __NOTOC__ Year 484 ( CDLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar The Julian calendar, proposed by Julius Caesar in , was a reform of the Roman calenda ...
LaGrand case: The State of
Arizona Arizona ( ; nv, Hoozdo Hahoodzo ; ood, Alĭ ṣonak) is a state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of State * The State (newspaper), ' ...

Arizona
executes Karl LaGrand, a German national involved in an armed robbery in
1982
1982
that led to a death. Karl's brother Walter is executed a week later, in spite of Germany's legal action in the
International Court of Justice The International Court of Justice (ICJ; french: Cour internationale de justice, links=no; ), sometimes known as the World Court, is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmenta ...

International Court of Justice
to attempt to save him. *
February 27 Events Pre-1600 *380 Year 380 ( CCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on WednesdayA leap year starting on Wednesday is any year with 366 days (i.e. it includes 29 February) that begins on Wednesday 1 January and ends on Thursday 31 December. It ...
– While trying to circumnavigate the world in a
hot air balloon A hot-air balloon is a lighter-than-air A lifting gas or lighter than air gas is a gas that has a lower density than normal atmospheric gases and rises above them as a result. It is required for aerostats to create buoyancy, particularly in ...
, Colin Prescot and Andy Elson set a new endurance record after being aloft for 233 hours and 55 minutes.


March

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March 1 Events Pre-1600 *509 BC – Publius Valerius Publicola celebrates the first Roman triumph, triumph of the Roman Republic after his victory over the deposed king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus at the Battle of Silva Arsia. *293 – Emperor ...
** One of four bombs detonated in
Lusaka Lusaka ( ) is the capital city, capital and largest city of Zambia. It is one of the fastest developing cities in southern Africa. Lusaka is in the southern part of the central plateau at an elevation of about . , the city's population was about ...

Lusaka
,
Zambia Zambia (), officially the Republic of Zambia (Bemba language, Bemba:'' Icalo ca Zambia''; Tonga language (Zambia and Zimbabwe), Tonga: ''Cisi ca Zambia''; Lozi language, Lozi: ''Naha ya Zambia''; Chewa language, Nyanja: ''Dziko la Zambia''), ...

Zambia
, destroys the
Angola , national_anthem = "Angola Avante"() , image_map = , map_caption = , capital = Luanda , religion = , religion_year = 2015 , religion_ref = , coordinates = , largest_city = capital , o ...

Angola
n Embassy. **
Rwanda Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a landlocked country A landlocked country is a country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often referred to as the land of an individual's bi ...

Rwanda
n
Hutu The Hutu (), also known as the Abahutu, are a Bantu Bantu may refer to: *Bantu languages, constitute the largest sub-branch of the Niger–Congo languages *Bantu peoples, over 400 peoples of Africa speaking a Bantu language *Afro-textured ha ...

Hutu
rebels kill and dismember eight foreign tourists at the Buhoma homestead,
Uganda Uganda (Ugandan Languages: Yuganda), officially the Republic of Uganda ( sw, Jamhuri ya Uganda), is a landlocked A landlocked country is a country that does not have territory connected to an ocean or whose coastlines lie on endorheic bas ...

Uganda
. ** The Convention on the Prohibition of Anti-Personnel Mines comes into force. *
March 3 Events Pre-1600 * – (nephew of ) nominates as emperor of the . * – abdicates the throne in favor of her nephew who becomes emperor of . * – Emperor defeats 's army at the . * – The , designed by , is inaugurated ...
Walter LaGrand is executed in the
gas chamber A gas chamber is an apparatus for killing humans or other animals with gas, consisting of a sealed chamber into which a poison In biology, poisons are substances that can cause death, injury or harm to organs, tissues, cells, and DNA ...
in
Arizona Arizona ( ; nv, Hoozdo Hahoodzo ; ood, Alĭ ṣonak) is a state State may refer to: Arts, entertainment, and media Literature * ''State Magazine'', a monthly magazine published by the U.S. Department of State * The State (newspaper), ' ...

Arizona
. *
March 4 Events Pre-1600 * AD 51 AD 51 ( LI) was a common year starting on Friday A common year starting on Friday is any non-leap year A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or bissextile year) is a calendar year that contains an addit ...
– In a military court,
United States Marine Corps The United States Marine Corps (USMC), also referred to as the United States Marines, is the Marines, maritime land force military branch, service branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for conducting expeditionary warfare, exped ...
Captain Richard J. Ashby is acquitted of the charge of reckless flying which resulted in the deaths of 20 skiers in the
Italian Alps The Alps ; german: Alpen ; it, Alpi ; rm, Alps; sl, Alpe ) are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe, stretching approximately across eight Alpine countries (from west to east): France, Switzerl ...

Italian Alps
, when his low-flying
EA-6B Prowler The Northrop Grumman (formerly Grumman) EA-6B Prowler is a Twinjet, twin-engine, four-seat, mid-wing electronic-warfare aircraft derived from the Grumman A-6 Intruder, A-6 Intruder airframe. The EA-6A was the initial electronic warfare version of ...

EA-6B Prowler
hit a gondola cable. *
March 6 Events * 12 BCE – The Roman Emperor Augustus is named Pontifex Maximus, incorporating the position into that of the emperor. * 632 – The Farewell Sermon (Khutbah, Khutbatul Wada') of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. * 845 – The 4 ...
-
Far-right Far-right politics, also referred to as the extreme right or right-wing extremism, are politics further on the right of the left–right political spectrum than the standard political right, particularly in terms of being anti-communist, auth ...
conspiracy theorist A conspiracy theory is an explanation for an event or situation that invokes a conspiracy A conspiracy, also known as a plot, is a secret plan or agreement between persons (called conspirers or conspirators) for an unlawful or harmful purp ...
Alex Jones Alexander Emric (or Emerick) Jones (born February 11, 1974) is an American far-right Far-right politics, also referred to as the extreme right or right-wing extremism, are politics further on the right of the left–right political spectr ...

Alex Jones
creates the show ''
InfoWars ''InfoWars'' is an American far-right conspiracy theory and fake news website owned by Alex Jones. It was founded in 1999, and operates under Free Speech Systems LLC. Talk shows and other content for the site are created primarily in stu ...
.'' *
March 12 Events Pre-1600 * – , of the ends his and retreats to , leaving the city in the hands of the victorious general, . * - German city Munich (München) is first mentioned as ''forum apud Munichen'' in the by Holy Roman Emperor . 1601 ...
– Former
Warsaw Pact The Warsaw Treaty Organization (WTO), officially the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance, commonly known as the Warsaw Pact (WP), was a treaty signed in , between the and seven other of in May 1955, during the . The W ...
members Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic join
NATO The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO, ; french: Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique nord, ), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental organization, intergovernmental military alliance between 27 European ...
. *
March 15 In the , March 15 was known as the . Events Pre-1600 * – celebrates an for concluding the against and securing a forty years' truce. * – wins his last victory over 's armies, defeating the great general's sons, and at . ...
– In Brussels, Belgium, the
Santer Commission The Santer Commission was the European Commission The European Commission (EC) is the Executive (government), executive branch of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the Treaties of the ...
resigns over allegations of corruption. *
March 21 Events Pre-1600 * 537 – Siege of Rome: King Vitiges Vitiges or Vitigis, Witiges (died 542) was king of the Ostrogoths in Italy Italy ( it, Italia ), officially the Italian Republic ( it, Repubblica Italiana, links=no ), is a ...
**
Bertrand Piccard Bertrand Piccard FRSGS (born 1 March 1958) is a Swiss explorer, psychiatrist A psychiatrist is a physician A physician (American English), medical practitioner (English in the Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth English), medical d ...

Bertrand Piccard
and
Brian Jones Lewis Brian Hopkin Jones (28 February 1942 – 3 July 1969) was an English musician and composer, best known as the founder and original leader of the Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones are an English band formed in London in 1962. Act ...
become the first to circumnavigate the Earth in a
hot air balloon A hot-air balloon is a lighter-than-air A lifting gas or lighter than air gas is a gas that has a lower density than normal atmospheric gases and rises above them as a result. It is required for aerostats to create buoyancy, particularly in ...
. ** The 71st Academy Awards are held at the
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is one of the halls in the Los Angeles Music Center, which is one of the largest performing arts centers in the United States. The Music Center's other halls include the Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre, and Walt D ...

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
in
Los Angeles Los Angeles ( ; xgf, Tovaangar; es, Los Ángeles, , ), commonly referred to by the L.A., is the in . With a 2020 population of 3,898,747, it is the in the , following . Los Angeles is known for its , ethnic and cultural diversity, a ...

Los Angeles
with ''
Shakespeare in Love ''Shakespeare in Love'' is a 1998 romantic period comedy-drama Comedy-drama, or dramedy, is a genre of dramatic works that combines elements of comedy and Drama (film and television), drama. History The advent of radio drama, film, cinema ...
'' winning
Best PictureThis is a list of categories of awards commonly awarded through organizations that bestow film awards, including those presented by various film, festivals, and people's awards. Best Actor/Best Actress *See Best Actor#Film awards, Best Actress#Fi ...
. *
March 23 Events Pre-1600 * – The of is deposed, after one hundred and seventy-five years of rule, by , a court official. * – is surrendered to King ; the last religious community to be closed during the . * – The is signed, ending ...
– Gunmen assassinate
Paraguay Paraguay (; ), officially the Republic of Paraguay ( es, República del Paraguay, links=no; gn, Tetã Paraguái, links=no), is a country in South America South America is a entirely in the and mostly in the , with a relatively sma ...

Paraguay
's Vice President Luis María Argaña. *
March 24 March 24th is the 365th and last day of the year in many European implementations of the Julian calendar The Julian calendar, proposed by Julius Caesar Gaius Julius Caesar (; 12 July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC) was a Roman people, Roman ...
**
NATO The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO, ; french: Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique nord, ), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental organization, intergovernmental military alliance between 27 European ...
launches
air strikes An airstrike, air strike or air raid is an offensive operation carried out by aircraft An aircraft is a vehicle that is able to flight, fly by gaining support from the Atmosphere of Earth, air. It counters the force of gravity by using eit ...
against the
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, known as FR Yugoslavia or simply Yugoslavia, was a country in the that existed from 1992 to 2003, following the of the . The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia comprised the and the . In February 2003, FR Yu ...
, marking the first time NATO has attacked a sovereign state. ** A
fire BBQ. Fire is the rapid oxidation of a material in the exothermic chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction Product (chemistry), products. Fire is hot because the conversion of the weak double bond in molecula ...
in the
Mont Blanc Tunnel The Mont Blanc Tunnel is a highway A highway is any public or private road or other public way on land. It is used for major roads, but also includes other public roads and public tracks. In some areas of the United States, it is use ...

Mont Blanc Tunnel
kills 39 people, closing the tunnel for nearly three years. *
March 25 Events Pre-1600 *421 – Italian city Venice is founded with the dedication of the first church, that of San Giacomo di Rialto on the islet of Rialto. *708 – Pope Constantine becomes the 88th pope. He would be the last pope to visit ...
Enron Enron Corporation was an American energy In physics, energy is the physical quantity, quantitative physical property, property that must be #Energy transfer, transferred to a physical body, body or physical system to perform Work (thermod ...
energy traders allegedly route 2,900 megawatts of electricity destined for California to the town of Silver Peak, Nevada, population 200. * March 26 – The Melissa worm attacks the Internet. * March 27 – Kosovo War: A U.S. F-117 Nighthawk is shot down by Yugoslav forces. * March 29 – For the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark, at 10,006.78.


April

* April 1 – Nunavut, an Inuit homeland, is created from the eastern portion of the Northwest Territories to become Canada's third Provinces and territories of Canada, territory. * April 5 ** Two Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Libyans suspected of bringing down Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988 are handed over to Scottish authorities for eventual trial in the Netherlands. The United Nations suspends sanctions against Libya. ** In Laramie, Wyoming, Russell Henderson pleads guilty to kidnapping and felony murder, in order to avoid a possible Capital punishment, death penalty conviction for the apparent hate crime killing of Matthew Shepard. * April 7 – Kosovo War: Kosovo's main border crossings are closed by Yugoslav forces to prevent Kosovar Albanians from leaving. * April 8 – Bill Gates's personal fortune makes him the wealthiest individual in the world due to the increased value of Microsoft stock. * April 9 – Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, president of Niger, is assassinated. * April 14 – Kosovo War: NATO warplanes repeatedly NATO bombing of Albanian refugees near Đakovica, bomb ethnic Albanian refugee convoys for 2 hours over a 12-mile stretch of road, after mistaking them for Yugoslav military trucks, between Đakovica and Dečani in western Kosovo, killing at least 73 refugees. * April 17 – A nail bomb, the first of three planted by David Copeland over a fortnight, explodes in the middle of a busy market in Brixton, South London. * April 20 – Columbine High School massacre: Two Littleton, Colorado, teenagers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, open fire on their teachers and classmates, killing 12 students and 1 teacher, and then themselves. * April 26 ** Sultan Salahuddin of Selangor becomes the 11th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia. ** British TV presenter Jill Dando, 37, is shot dead on the doorstep of her home in Fulham, London. * April 30 ** Cambodia joins the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), bringing the total members to 10. ** A third nail bomb planted by David Copeland explodes in The Admiral Duncan pub in Old Compton Street, Soho, Soho, London, killing a pregnant woman and two friends and injuring 70 others.


May

* May 3 – 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak: a 1999 Bridge Creek – Moore tornado, devastating tornado, rated F5 on the Fujita scale, hit southern and eastern Oklahoma City metropolitan area, killing 36 people (and 5 indirectly). It also produced the highest winds recorded on Earth: . * May 6 – Elections are held in Scotland and Wales for the new Scottish Parliament and National Assembly for Wales. * May 7 ** Kosovo War: in the Serbia and Montenegro, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, United States bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade, three Chinese embassy workers are killed and twenty others wounded when a
NATO The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO, ; french: Organisation du traité de l'Atlantique nord, ), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental organization, intergovernmental military alliance between 27 European ...
Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit, B-2 aircraft bombs the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade. ** In Guinea-Bissau, President João Bernardo Vieira is ousted in a military coup. * May 12 – David Steel becomes the first Presiding Officer (Speaker) of the modern Scottish Parliament. * May 13 – Carlo Azeglio Ciampi is elected President of Italy. * May 17 – Ehud Barak is elected prime minister of Israel. * May 26 ** The Indian Air Force launches an attack on intruding Pakistan Army troops and mujahideen militants in Kashmir. ** The first Welsh Assembly in over 600 years opens in Cardiff. ** The 1999 UEFA Champions League Final takes place at the Camp Nou Stadium, Barcelona, in which the English side Manchester United F.C., Manchester United defeats the German side FC Bayern Munich, Bayern Munich 2–1. * May 27 – The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, The Hague, Netherlands indicts Slobodan Milošević and four others for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Kosovo. * May 28 ** Two Swedish police officers are wounded by bank robbers armed with automatic firearms, and Malexander murders, later executed with their own service pistols in Malexander, Sweden. ** After 22 years of restoration work, Leonardo da Vinci's ''The Last Supper (Leonardo da Vinci), The Last Supper'' is placed back on display in Milan, Italy. * May 29 – Nigeria terminates military rule, and the Fourth Nigerian Republic is established with Olusegun Obasanjo as President of Nigeria, president.


June

* June 1 – Napster, a music downloading service, debuts, which would later inspire other Peer-to-peer file sharing, file-sharing sites such as The Pirate Bay, LimeWire, Gnutella, Kazaa, Morpheus (software), Morpheus, BearShare, and uTorrent 1999-2010 period which some called the "Second Golden Age of Piracy". * June 2 – The Jigme Singye Wangchuck, King of Bhutan allows television transmissions to commence in Bhutan, the Kingdom for the first time, coinciding with the King's Silver Jubilee. * June 5 – The Islamic Salvation Army, the armed wing of the Islamic Salvation Front, agrees in principle to disband in Algeria. * June 8 – The government of
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announces it will include the estimated value of the country's illegal drug crops, exceeding half a billion US dollars, in its gross national product. * June 9 – Kosovo War: Serbia and Montenegro, Yugoslavia and
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sign a peace treaty to end their hostilities. * June 10 – Kosovo War:
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suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbia and Montenegro, Yugoslav Armed Forces of Serbia and Montenegro, forces from Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija, Kosovo. * June 12 ** Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian/''Operation Agricola'' begins:
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-led United Nations peacekeeping forces Kosovo Force, KFOR enter Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija, Kosovo, Yugoslavia. ** Texas governor George W. Bush announces he will pursue the Republican Party (United States), Republican Party's nomination for president of the United States. * June 16 – Thabo Mbeki is inaugurated as the second president of South Africa, marking the first peaceful transition of power, peaceful transfer of executive power in the country's post-democratization history. * June 18 – The Anti-globalization#J18, J18 international anti-globalization protests are organized in dozens of cities around the world, some of which led to riots. * June 19 – Turin, Italy, is awarded the 2006 Winter Olympics. * June 24 – Kosovo War: NATO marines shoot three gunmen in Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija, Kosovo, Yugoslavia after being attacked by the latter, killing one of them and injuring the other two. * June 25 – Bosnia and Herzegovina gets a National Anthem of Bosnia and Herzegovina, new national anthem. * June 30 – Twenty-three people die in a fire at the Sealand Youth Training Center Fire, Sealand Youth Training Center in South Korea.


July

* July 1 ** The Scottish Parliament is officially opened by Elizabeth II on the day that devolved powers are officially transferred from the Scottish Office in London to the new devolved Scottish Executive in Edinburgh. ** Europol (short for European Police Office) the European Union's criminal intelligence agency becomes fully operational. * July 4 - The United States Celebrates 233 years of Independence. *July 7 – In Rome, Hicham El Guerrouj runs the Mile run world record progression, fastest mile ever recorded, at 3:43.13. * July 10 – American soccer player Brandi Chastain scores the game winning penalty kick against China in the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, final of the FIFA Women's World Cup. * July 11 – India recaptures Kargil district, Kargil, forcing the Pakistani army to retreat. India announces victory, ending the 2-month conflict. * July 16 – Off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, a John F. Kennedy, Jr. plane crash, plane crashes piloted by John F. Kennedy Jr., killing him, his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, and her sister Lauren Bessette. * July 20 ** Project Mercury, Mercury program: Mercury-Redstone 4, Liberty Bell 7 – piloted by Gus Grissom in 1961 – is raised from the Atlantic Ocean. ** Falun Gong is banned in the People's Republic of China under Jiang Zemin. * July 23 ** NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory is launched. ** Mohammed VI of Morocco becomes king upon the death of his father Hassan II of Morocco, Hassan II. * July 23 – Fourteen Serbs, Kosovar Serb villagers are Staro Gračko massacre, killed by ethnic Albanian gunmen in the village of Staro Gračko. * July 27 – Twenty-one people die in a canyoning disaster at the Saxetenbach Gorge near Interlaken, Switzerland. * July 31 –
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intentionally crashes the Lunar Prospector spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the lunar surface.


August

* August 7 – Hundreds of Chechen guerrillas invade the Russian republic of Dagestan, triggering a War of Dagestan, short war. * August 10 – The Atlantique incident occurs as an intruding Pakistan Navy plane is shot down in India, sparking tensions between the two nations, coming just a month after the end of the Kargil War. * August 11 – A Solar eclipse of August 11, 1999, total solar eclipse is seen in Europe and Asia. * August 16 – State Duma approved Putin as Prime Minister * August 17 – The 7.6 1999 İzmit earthquake, İzmit earthquake shakes northwestern
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with a maximum Mercalli intensity scale, Mercalli intensity of IX (''Violent''), leaving more than 17,000 dead and around 50,000 injured. * August 19 – In Belgrade, tens of thousands of Serbia and Montenegro, Yugoslavs rally to demand the resignation of President of Serbia and Montenegro, Yugoslav President Slobodan Milošević. * August 26 – The Second Chechen War begins * August 30 – East Timor votes for independence from Indonesia (which had invaded and occupied it since 1975) in 1999 East Timorese independence referendum, a referendum.


September

* September 3 – 1999 Ontario Highway 401 crash occurs, involving 87 vehicles and killing 8. * September 7 – The 6.0 1999 Athens earthquake, Athens earthquake hits with a maximum Mercalli intensity scale, Mercalli intensity of IX (''Violent''), killing 143, injuring 800–1,600, and leaving 50,000 homeless. * September 8 – The first of a series of Russian apartment bombings occurs. Subsequent bombings occur on September 13 and 16, while a bombing on September 22 fails. * September 9 – The Sega Company introduces in American market the new game console with the name Dreamcast. * September 12 – Under international pressure to allow an international peacekeeping force, Indonesian president BJ Habibie announces that he will do so. * September 14 – Kiribati, Nauru and Tonga join the United Nations. * September 21 – The 1999 Jiji earthquake, 921 earthquake, also known as the Jiji earthquake (magnitude 7.6 on the Richter scale), kills about 2,400 people in Taiwan.


October

* October –
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loses one of its probes, the ''Mars Climate Orbiter''. * October 1 – Shanghai Pudong International Airport opens in China, taking over all international flights from Hongqiao. * October 5 – Thirty-one people die in the Ladbroke Grove rail crash, west of London, England. * October 12 – Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif attempts to dismiss Army Chief General Pervez Musharraf, who is out of the country. The generals lead a coup d'état, ousting Sharif's administration, and Musharraf takes control of the government. * October 13 – The
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rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). * October 27 – Gunmen 1999 Armenian parliament shooting, open fire in the Armenian Parliament, killing Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, Parliament Chairman Karen Demirchyan, and six other members. * October 29 – 1999 Odisha cyclone, A super cyclonic storm impacts Orissa, India, killing approximately 10,000 people. * October 30 – : A pub catches fire in Inchon, South Korea, killing 56 people. * October 31 ** EgyptAir Flight 990, travelling from New York City to Cairo, crashes off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, killing all 217 on board. ** Roman Catholic Church and several Lutheran Church leaders sign the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, attempting to resolve a centuries-old doctrinal dispute over the nature of faith and salvation.


November

* November 6 – Australians defeat a 1999 Australian republic referendum, referendum proposing the replacement of the Queen and the Governor General with a President to make Australia a republic. * November 12 – The 7.2 1999 Düzce earthquake, Düzce earthquake shakes northwestern
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with a maximum Mercalli intensity scale, Mercalli intensity of IX (''Violent''). At least 845 people are killed and almost 5,000 are injured. * November 20 – China launches the first Shenzhou spacecraft. * November 23 – The National Assembly (Kuwait), National Assembly of Kuwait revokes a 1985 law that granted women's suffrage. * November 26 – The 7.5 1999 Ambrym earthquake, Ambrym earthquake shakes Vanuatu and a destructive tsunami follows, killing 10 and injuring 40. * November 27 – The centre-left Labour Party (New Zealand), Labour Party takes control of the New Zealand government, with leader Helen Clark becoming the second female Prime Ministers of New Zealand, Prime Minister in New Zealand's history. * November 30 – The ExxonMobil merger is completed, forming the largest corporation in the world.


December

* December 3 ** After rowing for 81 days and 5,486 kilometers (2,962 nautical miles), Tori Murden became the first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean by rowboat alone, when she reached Guadeloupe from the Canary Islands. **
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lost radio contact with the
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, moments before the spacecraft entered the Mars, Martian atmosphere. * December 5 – 1999 Bolivian municipal elections, Bolivian municipal elections, the first election contested by Evo Morales' Movement for Socialism (Bolivia), Movement for Socialism. * December 18 – NASA launched the Terra platform into orbit, carrying 5 Earth Observation instruments, including Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, ASTER, Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System, CERES, MISR, MODIS and MOPITT. * December 20 – The sovereignty of Macau is Transfer of the sovereignty of Macau, transferred from the Portuguese Republic to the People's Republic of China after 442 years of Portuguese settlement. * December 26 – Cyclones Lothar and Martin killed 140 people as they crossed France, southern Germany, and Switzerland. * December 27 – Martin (storm), Storm Martin caused damage throughout France, Spain, Switzerland and Italy, including an emergency due to 1999 Blayais Nuclear Power Plant flood, flooding at the Blayais Nuclear Power Plant. * December 31 ** The U.S. turned over complete administration of the Panama Canal to the Panamanian Government, as stipulated in the Torrijos–Carter Treaties of 1977. ** Boris Yeltsin resigned as president of Russia, leaving Prime Minister of Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting president. ** millennium celebrations, 3rd millennium celebrations.


Births


January

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January 1 January 1 or 1 January is the first day of the year in the . There are 364 days remaining until the end of the year (365 in s). This day is known as since the day marks the beginning of the year. __TOC__ Events Pre-1600 * – For the fi ...
** Gianluca Scamacca, Italian soccer player ** Diamond White (singer), Diamond White, American actress, voice artist, and singer *
January 4 Events Pre-1600 * – fights in the . * – : and his brother are defeated by a Danish invasion army. 1601–1900 * – English Civil War: The votes to put Charles I on trial. * – The , , and France sign the in an atte ...
** Daniel Arzani, Australian footballer ** Nico Hischier, Swiss ice hockey player ** Collin Sexton, American basketball player * January 6 – Elena Radionova, Russian figure skater * January 8 – Ignas Brazdeikis, Canadian basketball player * January 9 – Li Zhuhao, Chinese swimmer * January 10 – Mason Mount, English footballer * January 11 – Christian Nodal, Mexican singer * January 12 ** Nicolás Schiappacasse, Uruguayan footballer ** Xavier Tillman, American basketball player * January 15 – Martin Nečas, Czech ice hockey player * January 18 – Karan Brar, American actor *
January 25 Events Pre-1600 * – After a night of negotiation, is accepted as by the . * – In the , the rebels defeat the , leading to overthrow of the dynasty. * – A strikes the South Alpine region of in modern , causing considerabl ...
– Jai Waetford, Australian singer * January 28 – Roman Bravo-Young, American wrestler * January 29 – HRVY, British singer


February

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February 7 Events Pre-1600 * 457 – Leo ILeo I may refer to: People * Pope Leo I (400–461), also known as Pope Saint Leo the Great * Leo I (emperor), Roman emperor from 457 to 474 * Leo I, Prince of Armenia (d. 1140) * Leo I, King of Armeni ...
– Bea Miller, American actress, singer, and songwriter * February 9 – Saúl Coco, Equatoguinean footballer * February 10 – Tiffany Espensen, Chinese-American actress *
February 11 Events Pre-1600 *660 BC The year 660 BC was a year of the Roman calendar, pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as year 94 ''Ab urbe condita'' . The denomination 660 BC for this year has been used since the early medi ...
** Candace Hill, American track and field athlete ** Andriy Lunin, Ukrainian footballer *
February 12 Events Pre-1600 * 1404 – The Italian professor Galeazzo di Santa Sophie performed the first post-mortem autopsy An autopsy (post-mortem examination, obduction, necropsy, or autopsia cadaverum) is a surgical procedure that consists of ...
– Jaylen Hands, American basketball player * February 14 – Tyler Adams, American soccer player * February 17 – Alex de Minaur, Australian tennis player * February 18 – Lorraine McNamara, American ice dancer *
February 19 Events Pre-1600 * 197 – Emperor Septimius Severus Lucius Septimius Severus (; 11 April 145 – 4 February 211) was Roman emperor from 193 to 211. He was born in Leptis Magna (present day Al-Khums, Libya) in the Roman province of Afri ...
** Quinn Lord, Canadian actor ** Hugo González (swimmer), Hugo Gonzalez, Spanish swimmer * February 20 ** Jarrett Culver, American basketball player ** Lea van Acken, German actress *
February 21 Events Pre-1600 * or – , is martyred in Palestine. * – , the first known , is granted resignation after confessing to torture and . * – The is formed. 1601–1900 * – is unanimously elected by a , beginning the of . * ...
– Metawin Opas-iamkajorn, Thai Actor and Singer *
February 24 Events Pre-1600 *484 __NOTOC__ Year 484 ( CDLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar The Julian calendar, proposed by Julius Caesar in , was a reform of the Roman calenda ...
– Riley Herbst, American professional stock car racing driver * February 25 – Gianluigi Donnarumma, Italian footballer * February 28 – Luka Dončić, Slovenian basketball player


March

* March 2 – Abdullah Al-Qwabani, Yemeni long-distance runner * March 5 ** Madison Beer, American singer ** Yeri (singer), Yeri, South Korean singer *
March 6 Events * 12 BCE – The Roman Emperor Augustus is named Pontifex Maximus, incorporating the position into that of the emperor. * 632 – The Farewell Sermon (Khutbah, Khutbatul Wada') of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. * 845 – The 4 ...
– Abdul Hakim Sani Brown, Japanese athlete * March 14 – Marvin Bagley III, American basketball player * March 16 ** Bailie Key, American artistic gymnast ** Antonis Stergiakis, Greek footballer ** Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Canadian-Dominican baseball player * March 19 – Jack Higgins (Australian footballer), Jack Higgins, Australian rules footballer * March 22 – Mick Schumacher, German racing driver *
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– Arina Openysheva, Russian swimmer *
March 25 Events Pre-1600 *421 – Italian city Venice is founded with the dedication of the first church, that of San Giacomo di Rialto on the islet of Rialto. *708 – Pope Constantine becomes the 88th pope. He would be the last pope to visit ...
– Jin Ji-hee, South Korean actress * March 31 – Sawyer Fredericks, American singer


April

* April 1 – Jairus Aquino, Filipino actor * April 3 – Arisha Razi, Pakistani actress * April 4 – Sheku Kanneh-Mason, British cellist * April 5 ** Maria Astashkina, Russian swimmer ** Sharlene San Pedro, Filipina actress and singer * April 8 ** CiCi Bellis, American tennis player ** José Gomes (footballer, born 1999), José Gomes, Portuguese footballer * April 9 ** Ikhsan Fandi, Singaporean footballer ** Lil Nas X, American rapper, singer, and songwriter * April 11 – Yianni Diakomihalis, American wrestler * April 14 ** Matteo Guendouzi, French footballer ** Chase Young, American football player * April 15 ** Zachary Lagha, Canadian ice dancer ** Denis Shapovalov, Canadian tennis player * April 16 – Wendell Carter Jr., American basketball player * April 18 – Michael Andrew (swimmer), Michael Andrew, American swimmer * April 19 – Corentin Moutet, French tennis player * April 20 ** Fabio Quartararo, French motorbike racer ** Carly Rose Sonenclar, American actress and singer * April 24 – Jerry Jeudy, American football player * April 26 – Alexander Petrov (figure skater), Alexander Petrov, Russian figure skater * April 28 – Justin Haley (racing driver), Justin Haley, American professional stock car racing driver * April 30 – Jorden van Foreest, Dutch chess grandmaster


May

* May 1 – Akhyar Rashid, Malaysian footballer * May 5 ** Jonny Gray (actor), Jonny Gray, Canadian actor ** Justin Kluivert, Dutch footballer ** Nathan Chen, American figure skater * May 8 ** Maykel Massó, Cuban long jumper ** Rebeca Andrade, Brazilian artistic gymnast * May 11 – Sabrina Carpenter, American actress, singer, and songwriter * May 22 – Camren Bicondova, American actress and dancer * May 24 – Charlie Plummer, American actor * May 25 ** Brec Bassinger, American actress ** Ibrahima Konaté, French footballer * May 26 – Kerry Ingram, English actress * May 27 ** Lily-Rose Depp, French-American actress and model ** Maria Kameneva, Russian swimmer * May 28 – Cameron Boyce, American actor (d. 2019) * May 30 ** Eddie Nketiah, English footballer ** Sean Giambrone, American actor * May 31 – Roman Sadovsky, Canadian figure skater


June

* June 1 – Dmitri Aliev, Russian figure skater * June 2 – Wei Yi, Chinese chess prodigy * June 4 **Kim So-hyun, South Korean actress **Drew Pavlou, Australians, Australian Activism, activist * June 9 ** Michael DiPietro, Canadian ice hockey player ** Zane Smith (racing driver), Zane Smith, American professional stock car racing driver * June 11 ** Kai Havertz, German footballer ** Saxon Sharbino, American actress * June 13 – Callum Coleman-Jones, Australian rules footballer * June 14 – Tzuyu, Taiwanese singer * June 17 – Elena Rybakina, Russian–Kazakh tennis player * June 18 – Trippie Redd, American rapper * June 19 – Jordan Poole, American basketball player * June 21 – Natalie Alyn Lind, American actress * June 24 – Mads Roerslev, Danish footballer * June 27 – Chandler Riggs, American actor * June 28 – Markéta Vondroušová, Czech tennis player * June 29 – Nikita Volodin, Russian pair skater


July

* July 1 – Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley * July 2 ** Robert Thomas (ice hockey), Robert Thomas, Canadian ice hockey player ** Nicolò Zaniolo, Italian footballer * July 4 – Moa Kikuchi, Japanese singer and dancer * July 6 – Denis Khodykin, Russian pair skater * July 10 ** April Ivy, Portuguese singer and composer ** Matthew Real, Brazilian-American soccer player * July 12 – Nur Dhabitah Sabri, Malaysian diver * July 13 – Leong Jun Hao, Malaysian badminton player * July 15 – Seda Tutkhalyan, Russian artistic gymnast * July 17 – Lisandro Cuxi, Portuguese-French singer * July 19 – Kim So-hye, South Korean actress and singer * July 20 ** Princess Alexandra of Hanover (born 1999), Princess Alexandra of Hanover ** Goga Bitadze, Georgian basketball player ** Ellie Downie, British artistic gymnast ** Pop Smoke, American rapper (d. 2020) * July 28 – Troy Brown Jr., American basketball player * July 30 – Joey King, American actress


August

* August 2 – Emma Bale, Belgian singer * August 3 – Yoo Yeon-jung, South Korean singer * August 5 – Kim Si-hyeon, South Korean singer and host * August 6 – Hunter Greene (baseball), Hunter Greene, American baseball pitcher * August 7 ** Dejan Joveljić, Serbian footballer ** Sydney McLaughlin, American hurdler and sprinter * August 9 – Deniss Vasiļjevs, Latvian figure skater * August 10 – Ja Morant, American basketball player * August 11 ** Kevin Knox (basketball), Kevin Knox, American basketball player ** Mary-Sophie Harvey, Canadian swimmer * August 12 – Matthijs de Ligt, Dutch footballer * August 14 – Bryce Hall (internet personality), Bryce Hall, American social media personality * August 16 – Karen Chen, American figure skater * August 22 ** Dakota Goyo, Canadian actor ** Mai Mihara, Japanese figure skater ** Ricardo Hurtado, American actor * August 26 – Leonie Kullmann, German swimmer * August 27 ** Mitchell van Bergen, Dutch footballer ** Mile Svilar, Belgian footballer * August 28 – Prince Nikolai of Denmark * August 31 – Miomir Kecmanović, Serbian tennis player


September

* September 3 – Rich Brian, Indonesian rapper * September 4 – Ellie Darcey-Alden, English actress * September 5 – Alexey Erokhov, Russian figure skater * September 7 – Michelle Creber, Canadian actress and singer * September 8 – Shubman Gill, Indian cricketer * September 13 – Ekaterina Borisova, Russian pair skater * September 14 – Emma Kenney, American actress * September 15 – Jaren Jackson Jr., American basketball player * September 16 ** Mao Yi, Chinese gymnast ** Brady Tkachuk, American ice hockey player * September 17 – Daniel Huttlestone, English actor * September 21 ** Alexander Isak, Swedish footballer ** Wang Junkai, Chinese singer * September 22 ** Kim Yoo-jung, South Korean actress ** Erin Pitt, Canadian actress * September 28 – Kayla Day, American tennis player * September 30 – Flávia Saraiva, Brazilian artistic gymnast


October

* October 1 – Christopher Taylor (sprinter), Christopher Taylor, Jamaican sprinter * October 2 – Martin Kaut, Czech ice hockey player * October 6 – Trevor Lawrence (American football), Trevor Lawrence, American football quarterback * October 14 ** Quinn Hughes, American ice hockey player ** Wu Yibing, Chinese tennis player ** Laura Zeng, American rhythmic gymnast * October 15 ** Bailee Madison, American actress ** Alexei Sancov, Moldovan swimmer ** Ben Woodburn, British footballer * October 17 – Gabrielle Fa'amausili, New Zealand swimmer * October 19 – Carlotta Truman, German singer * October 20 – YoungBoy Never Broke Again, American rapper * October 23 ** Noah Balta, Australian rules footballer ** Belle Delphine, English internet personality, model, and YouTuber ** Joseph Andre Garcia, Filipino actor * October 27 – Amy Tinkler, British artistic gymnast * October 30 – Wang Yan (gymnast), Wang Yan, Chinese gymnast


November

* November 1 – Buddy Handleson, American actor * November 9 – Karol Sevilla, Mexican actress and singer * November 10 ** Armand Duplantis, American-born Swedish pole vaulter ** João Félix, Portuguese footballer ** Kiernan Shipka, American actress * November 11 – Fan Yilin, Chinese artistic gymnast * November 12 – Choi Yoo-jung (singer), Choi Yoo-jung, South Korean singer and songwriter * November 13 ** Merveille Fundambu, Congolese football midfielder ** Lando Norris, British racing driver * November 16 – Bol Bol, American basketball player * November 19 – Evgenia Medvedeva, Russian figure skater * November 26 – Olivia O'Brien, American singer


December

* December 4 ** Kang Mi-na, South Korean singer and actress ** Kim Do-yeon (singer), Kim Do-yeon, South Korean singer * December 5 – Willy Braciano, Ivorian footballer (d. 2021) * December 9 – Monique Conti, Australian rules footballer * December 23 – Dmitrii Kozlovskii, Russian figure skater * December 28 – Iqbaal Ramadhan, Indonesian actor and singer * December 29 – Nadine Joy Nathan, Singaporean artistic gymnast * December 30 – Jean-Clair Todibo, French footballer


Deaths


January

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January 4 Events Pre-1600 * – fights in the . * – : and his brother are defeated by a Danish invasion army. 1601–1900 * – English Civil War: The votes to put Charles I on trial. * – The , , and France sign the in an atte ...
– Iron Eyes Cody, Italian-American actor (b. 1904) * January 6 – Michel Petrucciani, French jazz pianist and composer (b. 1962) * January 11 ** Teuvo Aura, Finnish politician, 33rd Prime Minister of Finland (b. 1912) ** Fabrizio De André, Italian singer and songwriter (b. 1940) ** Brian Moore (novelist), Brian Moore, Northern Irish-Canadian writer (b. 1921) * January 12 – Betty Lou Gerson, American actress (b. 1914) * January 14 – Jerzy Grotowski, Polish theatre director (b. 1933) * January 21 – Susan Strasberg, American actress (b. 1938) * January 22 – Graham Staines, Australian missionary (b. 1941) *
January 25 Events Pre-1600 * – After a night of negotiation, is accepted as by the . * – In the , the rebels defeat the , leading to overthrow of the dynasty. * – A strikes the South Alpine region of in modern , causing considerabl ...
– Robert Shaw (conductor), Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916)


February

* February 1 – Barış Manço, Turkish singer and television personality (b. 1943) * February 5 – Wassily Leontief, Russian economist (b. 1906) *
February 7 Events Pre-1600 * 457 – Leo ILeo I may refer to: People * Pope Leo I (400–461), also known as Pope Saint Leo the Great * Leo I (emperor), Roman emperor from 457 to 474 * Leo I, Prince of Armenia (d. 1140) * Leo I, King of Armeni ...
** King
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(b. 1935) ** Bobby Troup, American actor, jazz pianist, singer and songwriter (b. 1918) * February 8 – Dame Iris Murdoch, Anglo-Irish author (b. 1919) *
February 12 Events Pre-1600 * 1404 – The Italian professor Galeazzo di Santa Sophie performed the first post-mortem autopsy An autopsy (post-mortem examination, obduction, necropsy, or autopsia cadaverum) is a surgical procedure that consists of ...
– Heinz Schubert (actor), Heinz Schubert, German actor and photographer (b. 1925) * February 14 ** Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933) ** John Ehrlichman, American Watergate scandal figure (b. 1925) * February 15 ** Big L, American rapper (b. 1974) ** Henry Way Kendall, American physicist (b. 1926) *
February 16 Events Pre-1600 * – is dispatched by as his to meet with the of the . * – defeats the in the . 1601–1900 * – Dutch forces led by capture in what was to become part of . * – , Devon: The last major battle of t ...
– Björn Afzelius, Swedish singer, songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947) * February 18 – Andreas Feininger, French-born photographer (b. 1906) * February 20 ** Sarah Kane, English playwright (b. 1971) ** Gene Siskel, American film critic (b. 1946) *
February 21 Events Pre-1600 * or – , is martyred in Palestine. * – , the first known , is granted resignation after confessing to torture and . * – The is formed. 1601–1900 * – is unanimously elected by a , beginning the of . * ...
– Gertrude B. Elion, American scientist (b. 1918) * February 25 – Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist (b. 1912) * February 28 ** Bing Xin, Chinese author and poet (b. 1900) ** Bill Talbert, American tennis player (b. 1918)


March

* March 2 – Dusty Springfield, English pop singer (b. 1939) *
March 3 Events Pre-1600 * – (nephew of ) nominates as emperor of the . * – abdicates the throne in favor of her nephew who becomes emperor of . * – Emperor defeats 's army at the . * – The , designed by , is inaugurated ...
** Jackson C. Frank, American folk musician (b. 1943) ** Gerhard Herzberg, German-born chemist (b. 1904) *
March 4 Events Pre-1600 * AD 51 AD 51 ( LI) was a common year starting on Friday A common year starting on Friday is any non-leap year A leap year (also known as an intercalary year or bissextile year) is a calendar year that contains an addit ...
** Harry Blackmun, American judge, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (b. 1908) ** Del Close, American actor, writer, and teacher (b. 1934) ** Fritz Honegger, Swiss politician, 79th President of Switzerland (b. 1917) * March 5 – Richard Kiley, American actor (b. 1922) *
March 6 Events * 12 BCE – The Roman Emperor Augustus is named Pontifex Maximus, incorporating the position into that of the emperor. * 632 – The Farewell Sermon (Khutbah, Khutbatul Wada') of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. * 845 – The 4 ...
** Dennis Viollet, English footballer (b. 1933) ** Emir Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain (b. 1931) * March 7 – Stanley Kubrick, American film director and producer (b. 1928) * March 8 ** Adolfo Bioy Casares, Argentine writer (b. 1914) ** Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player (b. 1914) * March 10 ** Oswaldo Guayasamín, Ecuadorian painter and sculptor (b. 1919) ** Kusumagraj, Indian poet, playwright and novelist (b. 1912) *
March 12 Events Pre-1600 * – , of the ends his and retreats to , leaving the city in the hands of the victorious general, . * - German city Munich (München) is first mentioned as ''forum apud Munichen'' in the by Holy Roman Emperor . 1601 ...
– Yehudi Menuhin, American violinist (b. 1916) * March 13 ** Lee Falk, American writer, theater director, and producer (b. 1911) ** Garson Kanin, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1912) * March 14 – Kirk Alyn, American actor (b. 1910) * March 17 ** Ernest Gold (composer), Ernest Gold, Austrian-born composer (b. 1921) ** Humberto Fernández-Morán, Venezuelan research scientist (b. 1924) ** Hildegard Peplau, American nurse and theorist (b. 1909) * March 19 – Tofilau Eti Alesana, Samoan politician, 6th Prime Minister of Samoa (b. 1924) *
March 21 Events Pre-1600 * 537 – Siege of Rome: King Vitiges Vitiges or Vitigis, Witiges (died 542) was king of the Ostrogoths in Italy Italy ( it, Italia ), officially the Italian Republic ( it, Repubblica Italiana, links=no ), is a ...
** Jean Guitton, French philosopher (b. 1901) ** Ernie Wise, English comedian (b. 1925) * March 22 – David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969) *
March 24 March 24th is the 365th and last day of the year in many European implementations of the Julian calendar The Julian calendar, proposed by Julius Caesar Gaius Julius Caesar (; 12 July 100 BC – 15 March 44 BC) was a Roman people, Roman ...
– Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, German politician (b. 1902) * March 29 – Joe Williams (jazz singer), Joe Williams, American singer (b. 1918) * March 30 – Igor Netto, Soviet–Russian footballer (b. 1930) * March 31 – Yuri Knorozov, Russian linguist and epigrapher (b. 1922)


April

* April 4 ** Faith Domergue, American actress (b. 1924) ** Jumabek Ibraimov, 5th Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan (b. 1944) ** Bob Peck, English actor (b. 1945) * April 9 – Ibrahim Baré Maïnassara, Nigerese military officer, 5th President of Niger (b. 1949) * April 10 – Jean Vander Pyl, American television actress (b. 1919) * April 13 – Willi Stoph, German politician, 2-time Prime Minister of East Germany, Prime Minister of the German Democratic Republic (b. 1914) * April 14 ** Ellen Corby, American actress (b. 1911) ** Anthony Newley, English actor, singer and songwriter (b. 1931) * April 15 – Harvey Postlethwaite, English engineer and race car designer (b. 1944) * April 16 – Skip Spence, Canadian-American singer and songwriter (b. 1946) * April 19 – Hermine Braunsteiner, German Nazi prison guard (b. 1919) * April 20 – Rick Rude, American professional wrestler (b. 1958) * April 21 – Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American actor (b. 1904) * April 22 – Bert Remsen, American actor (b. 1925) * April 25 ** Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin, Irish journalist and 6th President of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1914) ** Roger Troutman, American funk musician (b. 1951) * April 26 ** Adrian Borland, British musician and producer (b. 1957) ** Jill Dando, British television journalist (b. 1961) * April 27 – Al Hirt, American trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1922) * April 28 ** Rory Calhoun, American actor (b. 1922) ** Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist (b. 1921) ** Alf Ramsey, English footballer and manager (b. 1920)


May

* May 2 – Oliver Reed, English actor (b. 1938) * May 8 ** Dana Plato, American actress (b. 1964) ** Dirk Bogarde, English actor (b. 1921) * May 10 – Shel Silverstein, American author and poet (b. 1930) * May 12 – Saul Steinberg, Romanian-born cartoonist (b. 1914) * May 13 – Gene Sarazen, American golfer (b. 1902) * May 17 – Henry Jones (actor), Henry Jones, American actor (b. 1912) * May 18 – Betty Robinson, American athlete (b. 1911) * May 19 – Candy Candido, American voice actor (b. 1913) * May 21 – Vanessa Brown, Austrian-born American actress (b. 1928) * May 23 – Owen Hart, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1965) * May 26 – Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor (b. 1906)


June

* June 1 – Christopher Cockerell, English engineer (b. 1910) * June 5 – Mel Tormé, American singer (b. 1925) * June 9 – Andrew L. Stone, American screenwriter, director and producer (b. 1902) * June 11 – DeForest Kelley, American actor (b. 1920) * June 12 – Sergey Khlebnikov, Soviet speed skater (b. 1955) * June 16 – Screaming Lord Sutch, English politician (b. 1940) * June 17 ** Basil Hume, English cardinal (b. 1923) ** Paul-Émile de Souza, Beninese army officer and political figure (b. 1930) * June 19 ** Henri, Count of Paris (1908–1999), Henri, Count of Paris, French nobleman (b. 1908) ** Mario Soldati, Italian writer and film director (b. 1906) * June 25 ** Fred Trump, American real estate developer (b. 1905) ** Yevgeny Morgunov, Soviet and Russian actor, film director, and script writer (b. 1927) * June 27 ** Siegfried Lowitz, German actor (b. 1914) ** Georgios Papadopoulos, 69th Prime Minister of Greece and 4th President of Greece (b. 1919) * June 28 – Vere Bird, 1st Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda (b. 1910) * June 30 – Édouard Boubat, French photojournalist and art photographer (b. 1923)


July

* July 1 ** Dennis Brown, Jamaican reggae singer (b. 1957) ** Edward Dmytryk, American film director (b. 1908) ** Guy Mitchell, American singer (b. 1927) ** Joshua Nkomo, Zimbabwean politician (b. 1917) ** Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910) * July 2 – Mario Puzo, American author (b. 1920) * July 3 – Mark Sandman, American rock musician and artist (b. 1952) * July 6 – Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish composer (b. 1901) * July 8 ** Pete Conrad, American astronaut (b. 1930) ** Frank Lubin, Lithuanian-American basketball player (b. 1910) ** Shafik Wazzan, 27th Prime Minister of Lebanon (b. 1925) * July 11 – Helen Forrest, American jazz singer (b. 1917) * July 12 ** Rajendra Kumar, Indian film actor, producer and director (b. 1929) ** Bill Owen (actor), Bill Owen, English actor (b. 1914) * July 14 ** Władysław Hasior, Polish sculptor (b. 1928) ** Gar Samuelson, American drummer (b. 1958) * July 16 ** John F. Kennedy Jr., American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher (b. 1960) ** Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, American actress and model (b. 1966) * July 20 – Sandra Gould, American actress (b. 1916) * July 21 – David Ogilvy (businessman), David Ogilvy, French Advertising executive (b. 1911) * July 23 – King Hassan II of Morocco (b. 1929) * July 26 – Trygve Haavelmo, Norwegian economist (b. 1911) * July 27 ** Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Soviet/Russian mathematician, physicist and philosopher (b. 1912) ** Phaedon Gizikis, Greek general, 5th President of Greece (b. 1917) * July 29 – Anatoliy Solovianenko, Soviet operatic tenor (b. 1932)


August

* August 1 – Nirad C. Chaudhuri, Bengali writer (b. 1897) * August 4 – Victor Mature, American actor (b. 1913) * August 7 – Brion James, American actor (b. 1945) * August 10 – Giuseppe Delfino, Italian fencer (b. 1921) * August 11 – Henk Chin A Sen, 2nd Prime Minister of Suriname (b. 1934) * August 13 – Jaime Garzón, Colombian journalist and comedian (b. 1960) * August 14 – Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player (b. 1918) * August 17 – Reiner Klimke, German equestrian (b. 1936) * August 22 – Aleksandr Demyanenko, Russian film and theater actor (b. 1937) * August 23 – James White (author), James White, Irish writer (b. 1928)


September

* September 6 – Lagumot Harris, 3rd President of Nauru (b. 1938) * September 8 – Moondog, American musician and composer (b. 1916) * September 9 – Ruth Roman, American actress (b. 1922) * September 10 – Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (b. 1927) * September 11 – Gonzalo Rodríguez (racing driver), Gonzalo Rodríguez, Uruguayan racing driver (b. 1972) * September 12 – Allen Stack, American swimmer (b. 1928) * September 14 – Charles Crichton, English film director (b. 1910) * September 17 – Frankie Vaughan, British singer (b. 1928) * September 20 – Raisa Gorbacheva, Soviet first lady (b. 1932) * September 22 – George C. Scott, American actor (b. 1927) * September 24 – Ester Boserup, Danish economist (b. 1910) * September 25 – Marion Zimmer Bradley, American writer (b. 1930)


October

* October 2 – Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Albanian Islamic scholar (b. 1914) * October 3 – Akio Morita, Japanese businessman (b. 1921) * October 4 ** Bernard Buffet, French painter (b. 1928) ** Art Farmer, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1928) * October 6 ** Gorilla Monsoon, American professional wrestler and announcer (b. 1937) ** Amália Rodrigues, Portuguese fado singer and actress (b. 1920) * October 9 ** Milt Jackson, American musician (b. 1923) ** Akhtar Hameed Khan, Pakistani businessman (b. 1914) * October 11 – Galina Bystrova, Soviet athlete (b. 1934) * October 12 – Wilt Chamberlain, American professional basketball player (b. 1936) * October 14 – Julius Nyerere, 1st President of Tanzania (b. 1922) * October 17 – Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American physicist (b. 1915) * October 19 – Nathalie Sarraute, Russian-born Francophone lawyer and writer (b. 1900) * October 20 – Jack Lynch, Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1917) * October 21 – John Bromwich, Australian tennis player (b. 1918) * October 23 – András Hegedüs, Hungarian politician, 45th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1922) * October 24 – John Chafee, American politician (b. 1922) * October 25 – Payne Stewart, American golfer (b. 1957) * October 26 ** Hoyt Axton, American singer and actor (b. 1938) ** Abraham Polonsky, American screenwriter and director (b. 1910) * October 27 ** Frank De Vol, American arranger, composer, and actor (b. 1911) ** Karen Demirchyan, Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia (b. 1932) ** Robert Mills (physicist), Robert Mills, American physicist (b. 1927) ** Leonard Petrosyan, 3rd Prime Minister of Artsakh (b. 1953) ** Vazgen Sargsyan, Armenian military commander and politician, 12th Prime Minister of Armenia (assassinated) (b. 1959) * October 28 – Rafael Alberti, Spanish poet (b. 1902) * October 31 – Greg Moore (racing driver), Greg Moore, Canadian race car driver (b. 1975)


November

* November 1 ** Bhekimpi Dlamini, 4th Prime Minister of Swaziland (b. 1924) ** Theodore Hall, American physicist and spy (b. 1925) ** Walter Payton, American football player (b. 1954) * November 2 – Demetrio B. Lakas, 27th President of Panama (b. 1925) * November 3 – Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (b. 1928) * November 8 – Leon Štukelj, Slovene gymnast (b. 1898) * November 11 ** Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (b. 1961) ** Vivian Fuchs, English geologist (b. 1908) ** Jacobo Timerman, Argentine journalist and author (b. 1923) * November 12 – Mohammad Mohammadullah, 3rd President of Bangladesh (b. 1921) * November 16 – Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist (b. 1928) * November 18 ** Paul Bowles, American novelist (b. 1910) ** Horst P. Horst, American photographer (b. 1906) ** Doug Sahm, American musician (b. 1941) * November 20 – Amintore Fanfani, Italian politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1908) * November 21 – Quentin Crisp, English writer (b. 1908)


December

* December 1 – Fritz Fischer, German historian (b. 1908) * December 2 – Charlie Byrd, American jazz musician and classical guitarist (b. 1925) * December 3 ** John Archer (actor), John Archer, American actor (b. 1915) ** Scatman John, American musician (b. 1942) ** Madeline Kahn, American actress and singer (b. 1942) * December 4 – Nilde Iotti, Italian politician (b. 1920) * December 5 – Nathan Jacobson, American mathematician (b. 1910) * December 7 – Darling Légitimus, French actress (b. 1907) * December 9 – Yakov Rylsky, Soviet sabre fencer (b. 1928) * December 10 ** Rick Danko, Canadian musician (b. 1943) ** Franjo Tuđman, 1st President of Croatia (b. 1922) * December 12 ** Paul Cadmus, American artist (b. 1904) ** Joseph Heller, American novelist (b. 1923) * December 13 – Stane Dolanc, Yugoslav politician (b. 1925) * December 17 ** Rex Allen, American actor, singer, and songwriter (b. 1920) ** Jürgen Moser, German-American mathematician (b. 1928) ** Grover Washington Jr., American saxophonist (b. 1943) * December 18 – Robert Bresson, French filmmaker (b. 1901) * December 19 – Desmond Llewelyn, British actor (b. 1914) * December 20 ** Irving Rapper, American film director (b. 1898) ** Riccardo Freda, Italian film director (b. 1909) ** Hank Snow, Canadian-American country musician (b. 1914) * December 23 ** John P. Davies, American diplomat (b. 1908) ** Wallace Diestelmeyer, Canadian skater (b. 1926) * December 24 ** Bill Bowerman, American track and field coach (b. 1911) ** Maurice Couve de Murville, 152nd Prime Minister of France (b. 1907) ** João Figueiredo, Brazilian military leader and politician, 30th President of Brazil (b. 1918) ** Grete Stern, German-Argentine photographer (b. 1904) * December 26 ** Curtis Mayfield, American musician and composer (b. 1942) ** Shankar Dayal Sharma, 9th President of India (b. 1918) * December 27 – Pierre Clémenti, French actor (b. 1942) * December 28 – Clayton Moore, American actor (b. 1914) * December 30 ** Fritz Leonhardt, German structural engineer (b. 1909) ** Sarah Knauss, American supercentenarian (b. 1880) * December 31 – Elliot Richardson, American politician and lawyer (b. 1920)


Nobel Prizes

* Nobel Prize in Physics, Physics – Gerardus 't Hooft and Martinus J. G. Veltman * Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Chemistry – Ahmed H. Zewail * Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Physiology or Medicine – Günter Blobel * Nobel Prize in Literature, Literature – Günter Grass * Nobel Peace Prize, Peace – Médecins Sans Frontières * Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel – Robert Mundell


New English words and terms

* ''blog'' * ''carbon footprint'' * ''dashcam'' * ''epigenomics'' *''metabolomics'' *''texting'' * ''vape''


References

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