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2017 was designated as International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations General Assembly.


Events





January


* January 1Istanbul nightclub shooting: A gunman dressed as Santa Claus opens fire at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey, killing 39 people and injuring 79 others. * January 16Turkish Airlines Flight 6491, a cargo flight en route from Hong Kong to Istanbul via Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, crashes in a residential area while attempting to land at Manas International Airport, Bishkek, killing all four crew members on board and 35 people on the ground. * January 20Donald Trump, a Republican New York City businessman, is sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Trump is the first person to be elected President of the United States who was neither a political office holder nor a military general. * January 21 – Millions of people worldwide join the Women's March in response to the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States. 420 marches were reported in the U.S. and 168 in other countries, becoming the largest single-day protest in American history and the largest worldwide protest in recent history. * January 30Morocco rejoins the African Union.


February


* February 11North Korea prompts international condemnation by test firing a ballistic missile across the Sea of Japan. * February 13Assassination of Kim Jong-nam: Kim Jong-nam, the eldest son of deceased North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and the half-brother of current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, is killed after being attacked by two women with VX nerve agent at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. * February 26 – An annular solar eclipse is visible from Pacific, Chile, Argentina, Atlantic, Africa. It is the 29th eclipse of the 140th saros cycle (descending node), which started with a partial solar eclipse visible in the Southern Hemisphere on April 16, 1512 and will conclude with another partial solar eclipse visible in the Northern Hemisphere on June 1, 2774.


March


* March 10 – The UN warns that the world is facing the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, with up to 20 million people at risk of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria. * March 14March 2017 North American blizzard: A major late-season blizzard affects the Northeastern United States, New England and Canada, dumping up to three feet of snow in the hardest hit areas. * March 22A terrorist attack outside the Palace of Westminster in London, England, kills five people and injures more than fifty others. * March 29 – The United Kingdom triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, starting the Brexit negotiations, the talks for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. * March 30SpaceX conducts the world's first reflight of an orbital class rocket.


April


* April 6 – In response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town, the U.S. military launches 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at an air base in Syria. Russia describes the strikes as an "aggression", adding they significantly damage U.S.–Russia ties. * April 13 – In the 2017 Nangarhar airstrike the U.S. drops the GBU-43/B MOAB, the world's largest non-nuclear weapon, at an ISIL base in the Nangarhar Province of eastern Afghanistan.


May


* May 9 – U.S. President Donald Trump fires FBI Director James Comey, leading to increased calls for the appointment of a special counsel. * May 913 – The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 takes place in Kyiv, Ukraine, and is won by Portuguese entrant Salvador Sobral with the song "Amar Pelos Dois". * May 12WannaCry ransomware attack: Computers around the world are hit by a large-scale ransomware cyberattack, which goes on to affect at least 150 countries. * May 17 – Former FBI director Robert Mueller is appointed Special Counsel for the United States Department of Justice, taking over the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential election. * May 22 – An Islamic terrorist bombing attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, kills 22 people and injures more than 500 others.


June


* June 1 – Amidst widespread criticism, the U.S. government announces its decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement in due time. * June 3 **London Bridge attack: Eight people are murdered and dozens of civilians are wounded by Islamist terrorists. Three of the attackers are shot dead by the police. **2017 Turin stampede: During the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final, a thug used a stinging spray to cause panic to the crowd watching the match. There were 1672 wounded and 3 deaths. * June 5 ** Montenegro joins NATO as the 29th member. ** The 2017–18 Qatar diplomatic crisis starts, as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and other Arab countries block Qatari access to their seas and air. * June 7Two terrorist attacks are simultaneously carried out by five Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists against the Iranian Parliament building and the Mausoleum of Ruhollah Khomeini, both in Tehran, leaving 17 civilians dead and 43 more wounded. It is the first ISIL attack in Iran. * June 8 – In the midst of Brexit, a snap general election is held in the UK, three years before the next is due, resulting in a hung parliament, with the Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister Theresa May, losing their majority in Parliament. The Labour Party, led by Jeremy Corbyn, makes gains for the first time since 1997. Days later, the Conservative Party, now lacking a majority, enters a confidence-and-supply deal with the Northern Irish DUP. * June 10 ** The 2017 World Expo is opened in Astana, Kazakhstan. * June 12 – American student Otto Warmbier returns home in a coma after spending 17 months in a North Korean prison. He dies on June 19. * June 14A fire at Grenfell Tower in London, England, kills 72 people and injures more than 70 others. * June 18 – Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) fire six surface-to-surface mid-range ballistic missiles from domestic bases targeting ISIL forces in the Syrian Deir ez-Zor Governorate in response to the terrorist attacks in Tehran earlier that month. * June 21 – The Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq, is destroyed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. * June 25 – The World Health Organization estimates that Yemen has over 200,000 cases of cholera. * June 26 – The 2017 America's Cup yacht race, sailed in Bermuda, is won by New Zealand's ''Aotearoa''. * June 272017 cyberattacks on Ukraine: A series of cyberattacks using the Petya malware begins, affecting organizations in Ukraine.


July


* July 4 – Russia and China urge North Korea to halt its missile and nuclear programs after it successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile. * July 7 – The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is voted for by 122 states. * July 10Iraqi Civil War: Mosul is declared fully liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.


August


* August 5 ** The UN Security Council unanimously approves fresh sanctions on North Korean trade and investment. ** Mauritania holds a constitutional referendum for approval of proposed amendments to the constitution. * August 12 – The Unite the Right rally is held in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, by a variety of white nationalist and other far-right groups; Heather Heyer, a counter-protester, is killed after being hit by a car. * August 17 – The first observation of a collision of two neutron stars (GW170817) is hailed as a breakthrough in multi-messenger astronomy when both gravitational and electromagnetic waves from the event are detected. Data from the event provided confirmatory evidence for the r-process theory of the origin of heavy elements like gold. * August 18 – The first terrorist attack ever sentenced as a crime in Finland kills two people and injures eight others. Islamic terrorist Abderrahman Bouanane, a Moroccan man carried out the ISIS-inspired attack in southwest Finland. * August 21 – A total solar eclipse (nicknamed "The Great American Eclipse") is visible within a band across the entire contiguous United States of America, passing from the Pacific to the Atlantic coasts. The moon was just 3 days past perigee, making it relatively large. * August 25–ongoing – A military operation targeting Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar "seems a textbook example of ethnic cleansing", according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. * August 2530Hurricane Harvey strikes the United States as a Category 4 hurricane, causing catastrophic damage to the Houston metropolitan area, mostly due to record-breaking floods. At least 108 deaths are recorded, and total damage reaches $125 billion (2017 USD), making Harvey the costliest natural disaster in United States history, tied with Hurricane Katrina in 2005.


September


* September 1Russian President Vladimir Putin expels 755 diplomats in response to United States sanctions. * September 3 – North Korea conducts its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. * September 13 – The International Olympic Committee awards Paris and Los Angeles the right to host the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics, respectively. * September 15 – ''Cassini–Huygens'' ends its 13-year mission by plunging into Saturn, becoming the first spacecraft to enter the planet's atmosphere. * September 19 – Eleven days after another powerful earthquake, and on the 32nd anniversary of the deadly 1985 Mexico City earthquake, a 7.1 earthquake strikes central Mexico, killing more than 350, leaving up to 6,000 injured and thousands more homeless. * September 1920 – Just two weeks after Hurricane Irma struck the Caribbean, Hurricane Maria strikes similar areas, making landfall on Dominica as a Category 5 hurricane, and Puerto Rico as a Category 4 hurricane. Maria caused at least 3,000 deaths and damages estimated in excess of $91.6 billion (2017 USD). * September 25Kurdistan Region votes in a referendum to become an independent state, in defiance of Iraq; by October 15, the crisis escalates into a short-lived armed conflict over disputed territories.


October


* October 1 – 60 people are killed and 867 more injured when Stephen Paddock opens fire on a crowd in Las Vegas, surpassing the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting as the deadliest mass shooting perpetrated by a lone gunman in U.S. history. * October 12 – The United States announces its decision to withdraw from UNESCO, and is immediately followed by Israel. * October 14 – A massive blast caused by a truck bombing in Mogadishu, Somalia kills at least 587 people and injures 316 others. * October 17Syrian Civil War: Raqqa is declared fully liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. * October 25 – At the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Xi Jinping assumes his second term as General Secretary (China's paramount leader), and the political theory Xi Jinping Thought is written into the party's constitution. * October 27 – Based on the results of a previously held referendum, Catalonia declares independence from Spain, but the Catalan Republic is not recognised by the Spanish government or any other sovereign nation.


November


* November 2 – A new species of orangutan is identified in Indonesia, becoming the third known species of orangutan as well as the first great ape to be described for almost a century. * November 3Syrian Civil War: both Deir ez-Zor in Syria and Al-Qa'im in Iraq are declared liberated from ISIL on the same day. * November 5 ** The German newspaper ''Süddeutsche Zeitung'' publishes 13.4 million documents leaked from the offshore law firm Appleby, along with business registries in 19 tax jurisdictions that reveal offshore financial activities on behalf of politicians, celebrities, corporate giants and business leaders. The newspaper shared the documents with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and asked it to lead the investigation. ** Sutherland Springs church shooting: A gunman opens fire in a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, United States, killing 26 people and injures 20 more. It was the deadliest shooting in an American place of worship in modern history, surpassing the Charleston church shooting of 2015 and the Waddell Buddhist temple shooting of 1991. * November 12 – A magnitude 7.3 earthquake strikes the border region between Iraq and Iran leaving at least 530 dead and over 70,000 homeless. * November 15 ** Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is placed under house arrest, as the military take control of the country. He resigns six days later, after 37 years of rule. ** A Leonardo da Vinci painting, ''Salvator Mundi'', sells for US$450 million at Christie's in New York, a new record price for any work of art. ** The Argentinian submarine ARA ''San Juan'' suddenly vanished with 44 crew members on board whilst on a routine patrol in the South Atlantic. It would be found one year later wrecked below the Atlantic Ocean. * November 20 – ''Nature'' publishes an article recognising the high-velocity asteroid ʻOumuamua as originating from outside the Solar System, i.e. the first known interstellar object. * November 22 – The International Court of Justice finds Ratko Mladić guilty of genocide committed in Srebrenica during the 1990s Bosnian War, the worst massacre in Europe since World War II. He is sentenced to life in prison. * November 24 – A mosque attack in Sinai, Egypt kills 305 worshippers and leaves hundreds more wounded. *November 27 – Start of the Honduran protests.


December


* December 5 – Russia is banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang by the International Olympic Committee, following an investigation into state-sponsored doping. * December 6 – The United States officially recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital. * December 9 – The Iraqi military announces that it has "fully liberated" all of Iraq's territory from "ISIS terrorist gangs" and retaken full control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. * December 14The Walt Disney Company announces that it will acquire most of 21st Century Fox, including the 20th Century Fox film studio, for $66 billion. * December 22 – The UN Security Council votes 15–0 in favor of additional sanctions on North Korea, including measures to slash the country's petroleum imports by up to 90%. * December 24Guatemala follows in the footsteps of the United States by announcing that they will also move their Israeli embassy to Jerusalem, followed by Honduras and Panama two days later.


Deaths





January


* January 1 ** Sir Tony Atkinson, British economist (b. 1944) ** Hilarion Capucci, Syrian bishop (b. 1922) * January 2 ** John Berger, British art critic, novelist and painter (b. 1926) ** Viktor Tsaryov, Russian footballer (b. 1931) * January 3Igor Volk, Ukrainian-born Russian cosmonaut (b. 1937) * January 4 ** Ezio Pascutti, Italian footballer (b. 1937) ** Georges Prêtre, French conductor (b. 1924) ** Milt Schmidt, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1918) * January 6 ** Octavio Lepage, Venezuelan politician, former Acting President of Venezuela (b. 1923) ** Om Puri, Indian actor (b. 1950) * January 7 ** Nat Hentoff, American music critic and political commentator (b. 1925) ** Mário Soares, 17th President and 105th Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1924) * January 8 ** Nicolai Gedda, Swedish operatic tenor (b. 1925) ** James Mancham, 1st President of Seychelles (b. 1939) ** Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, 4th President of Iran (b. 1934) * January 9 ** Zygmunt Bauman, Polish-British sociologist (b. 1925) ** Roberto Cabañas, Paraguayan footballer (b. 1961) * January 10 ** Roman Herzog, President of Germany (b. 1934) ** Clare Hollingworth, English journalist and author (b. 1911) ** Oliver Smithies, British-American Nobel geneticist (b. 1925) * January 11François Van der Elst, Belgian footballer (b. 1954) * January 12 ** Giulio Angioni, Italian writer and anthropologist (b. 1939) ** William Peter Blatty, American writer and film director (b. 1928) ** Graham Taylor, English footballer and manager (b. 1944) * January 13 ** Gilberto Agustoni, Swiss cardinal (b. 1922) ** Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, British photographer (b. 1930) * January 14Zhou Youguang, Chinese linguist (b. 1906) * January 15Jimmy Snuka, Fijian-born American professional wrestler (b. 1943) * January 16Gene Cernan, American astronaut (b. 1934) * January 18 ** Peter Abrahams, South African-born Jamaican writer (b. 1919) ** Obed Dlamini, 6th Prime Minister of Swaziland (b. 1937) * January 19Miguel Ferrer, American actor (b. 1955) * January 21Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer (b. 1930) * January 23Bimba Bosé, Spanish model, actress, and singer (b. 1975) * January 24Butch Trucks, American musician (b. 1947) * January 25 ** Sir John Hurt, British actor (b. 1940) ** Mary Tyler Moore, American actress, dancer, and television producer (b. 1936) * January 26 ** Mike Connors, American actor (b. 1925) ** Barbara Hale, American actress (b. 1922) * January 27Emmanuelle Riva, French actress (b. 1927) * January 28Geoff Nicholls, British keyboardist (b. 1948) * January 31John Wetton, British musician (b. 1949)


February


* February 1Étienne Tshisekedi, 18th Prime Minister of Zaire (b. 1932) * February 2Predrag Matvejević, Bosnian Croat writer and scholar (b. 1932) * February 6 ** Irwin Corey, American actor and comedian (b. 1914) ** Raymond Smullyan, American mathematician (b. 1919) ** Roger Walkowiak, French road racing cyclist (b. 1927) ** Joost van der Westhuizen, South African rugby union player (b. 1971) * February 7 ** Svend Asmussen, Danish jazz violinist (b. 1916) ** Sotsha Dlamini, 5th Prime Minister of Swaziland (b. 1940) ** Smail Hamdani, 11th Prime Minister of Algeria (b. 1930) ** Richard Hatch, American actor, writer, and producer (b. 1945) ** Hans Rosling, Swedish medical doctor, academic, statistician, and public speaker (b. 1948) ** Tzvetan Todorov, Bulgarian-French philosopher and literary critic (b. 1939) * February 8 ** Viktor Chanov, Ukrainian footballer (b. 1959) ** Peter Mansfield, British Nobel physicist (b. 1933) ** Rina Matsuno, Japanese singer, model, and actress (b. 1998) ** Steve Sumner, English-born New Zealand footballer (b. 1955) * February 9Piet Keizer, Dutch footballer (b. 1943) * February 10 ** Mike Ilitch, American businessman (b. 1929) ** Hal Moore, American lieutenant general and author (b. 1922) * February 11 ** Fab Melo, Brazilian basketball player (b. 1990) ** Jiro Taniguchi, Japanese manga artist (b. 1947) * February 12Al Jarreau, American singer (b. 1940) * February 13 ** Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (b. 1971) ** Seijun Suzuki, Japanese film director and screenwriter (b. 1923) * February 16 ** Bengt Gustavsson, Swedish footballer and manager (b. 1928) ** George Steele, American professional wrestler and actor (b. 1937) * February 17Tom Regan, American philosopher (b. 1938) * February 18 ** Omar Abdel-Rahman, Egyptian convicted terrorist (b. 1938) ** Ivan Koloff, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1942) ** Michael Ogio, Papua New Guinean politician (b. 1942) ** Nadiya Olizarenko, Russian-born Ukrainian Olympic track athlete (b. 1953) * February 19 ** Halaevalu Mataʻaho ʻAhomeʻe, Queen Consort of Tonga (b. 1926) ** Larry Coryell, American jazz guitarist (b. 1943) ** Igor Shafarevich, Ukrainian-born Russian mathematician (b. 1923) ** Danuta Szaflarska, Polish actress (b. 1915) * February 20 ** Vitaly Churkin, Russian diplomat (b. 1952) ** Mildred Dresselhaus, American physicist and educator (b. 1930) * February 21 ** Kenneth Arrow, American Nobel Prize-winning economist (b. 1921) ** Desmond Connell, Irish cardinal (b. 1926) * February 25Bill Paxton, American actor and director (b. 1955) * February 26 ** Ludvig Faddeev, Russian theoretical physicist and mathematician (b. 1934) ** Eugene Garfield, American linguist (b. 1925) * February 27Carlos Humberto Romero, 37th President of El Salvador (b. 1924) * February 28Vladimir Petrov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1947)


March


* March 1Paula Fox, American writer (b. 1923) * March 3 ** Míriam Colón, Puerto Rican actress (b. 1936) ** Raymond Kopa, French footballer (b. 1931) ** René Préval, 2nd Prime Minister and 38th and 40th President of Haiti (b. 1943) * March 5Kurt Moll, German operatic bass (b. 1938) * March 6Robert Osborne, American film historian and television host (b. 1932) * March 7Hans Georg Dehmelt, German-American Nobel Prize-winning physicist (b. 1922) * March 8 ** Li Yuan-tsu, Taiwanese politician (b. 1923) ** George Andrew Olah, Hungarian-American Nobel chemist (b. 1927) * March 9Howard Hodgkin, British painter and printmaker (b. 1932) * March 10John Surtees, British motorcycle racer and driver (b. 1934) * March 12Patrick Nève, Belgian racing driver (b. 1949) * March 13Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (b. 1934) * March 17 ** Laurynas Stankevičius, 7th Prime Minister of Lithuania (b. 1935) ** Derek Walcott, Saint Lucian Nobel poet and playwright (b. 1930) * March 18 ** Chuck Berry, American singer and musician (b. 1926) ** Miloslav Vlk, Czech cardinal (b. 1932) * March 19Roger Pingeon, French road racing cyclist (b. 1940) * March 20David Rockefeller, American banker and philanthropist (b. 1915) * March 21Martin McGuinness, Irish republican activist, Provisional IRA volunteer and politician (b. 1950) * March 22Tomas Milian, Cuban-American-Italian actor (b. 1933) * March 23William H. Keeler, American cardinal (b. 1931) * March 25Cuthbert Sebastian, 2nd Governor-General of Saint Kitts and Nevis (b. 1921) * March 27David Storey, English writer (b. 1933) * March 28Christine Kaufmann, Austrian-born German actress (b. 1945) * March 29Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, Russian-American Nobel theoretical physicist (b. 1928) * March 31Gilbert Baker, American artist and LGTBI rights activist (b. 1951)


April


* April 1 ** Lonnie Brooks, American blues singer and guitarist (b. 1933) ** Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet (b. 1933) * April 4Karl Stotz, Austrian footballer and manager (b. 1927) * April 5Arthur Bisguier, American chess Grandmaster (b. 1929) * April 6Don Rickles, American actor and comedian (b. 1926) * April 7Tim Pigott-Smith, English actor and author (b. 1946) * April 8Georgy Grechko, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1931) * April 9Carme Chacón, Spanish politician (b. 1971) * April 11Michael Ballhaus, German cinematographer (b. 1935) * April 12Charlie Murphy, American actor and comedian (b. 1959) * April 15 ** Emma Morano, Italian super-centenarian, last verified living human born in the 1800's (b. 1899) ** Allan Holdsworth, British guitarist and composer (b. 1946) ** Clifton James, American actor (b. 1920) * April 19Aaron Hernandez, American football player, and convicted murderer (b. 1989) * April 20 ** Magdalena Abakanowicz, Polish sculptor (b. 1930) ** Germaine Mason, Jamaican-British Olympic high jumper (b. 1983) * April 21Ugo Ehiogu, English footballer and coach (b. 1972) * April 22 ** Hubert Dreyfus, American philosopher (b. 1929) ** Attilio Nicora, Italian cardinal (b. 1937) * April 23 ** Imre Földi, Hungarian Olympic weightlifter (b. 1938) ** Luis Pércovich Roca, 118th Prime Minister of Peru (b. 1931) * April 24Robert M. Pirsig, American writer and philosopher (b. 1928) * April 26Jonathan Demme, American film director (b. 1944) * April 28Vito Acconci, American artist and architectural designer (b. 1940) * April 30Ueli Steck, Swiss rock climber and mountaineer (b. 1976)


May


* May 2Heinz Kessler, German politician and military officer (b. 1920) * May 4 ** William Baumol, American economist (b. 1922) ** Timo Mäkinen, Finnish racing driver (b. 1938) * May 5 ** Adolph Kiefer, American Olympic swimmer (b. 1918) ** Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, 6th President of Mauritania (b. 1953) * May 6Steven Holcomb, American Olympic bobsledder (b. 1980) * May 9 ** Michael Parks, American actor (b. 1940) ** Qian Qichen, Chinese diplomat and politician (b. 1928) * May 12 ** Mauno Koivisto, 32nd Prime Minister and 9th President of Finland (b. 1923) ** Amotz Zahavi, Israeli evolutionary biologist (b. 1928) * May 14Powers Boothe, American actor (b. 1948) * May 15Karl-Otto Apel, German philosopher (b. 1922) * May 17 ** Viktor Gorbatko, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1934) ** Rhodri Morgan, First minister of Wales (b. 1939) ** Todor Veselinović, Serbian footballer and coach (b. 1930) * May 18Chris Cornell, American musician (b. 1964) * May 19Stanislav Petrov, Soviet Air Force officer (b. 1939) * May 22 ** Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (b. 1981) ** Dina Merrill, American actress, heiress, socialite, businesswoman, and philanthropist (b. 1923) * May 23Roger Moore, English actor (b. 1927) * May 26 ** Zbigniew Brzezinski, Polish-American diplomat and political scientist (b. 1928) ** Jim Bunning, American baseball player and politician (b. 1931) * May 27Gregg Allman, American musician (b. 1947) * May 29 ** Konstantinos Mitsotakis, 76th Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1918) ** Manuel Noriega, Panamanian dictator (b. 1934) * May 30Elena Verdugo, American actress (b. 1925) * May 31 ** Jiří Bělohlávek, Czech conductor (b. 1946) ** Lubomyr Husar, Ukrainian archbishop and cardinal (b. 1933)


June


* June 2Jeffrey Tate, English conductor (b. 1943) * June 4Juan Goytisolo, Spanish writer (b. 1931) * June 5Cheick Tioté, Ivorian footballer (b. 1986) * June 6 ** Adnan Khashoggi, Saudi businessman and arms dealer (b. 1935) ** Sandra Reemer, Dutch singer (b. 1950) * June 8 ** Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, Nicaraguan diplomat, politician, and priest (b. 1933) ** Glenne Headly, American actress (b. 1955) ** Sam Panopoulos, Canadian cook (b. 1934) * June 9Adam West, American actor (b. 1928) * June 10Julia Perez, Indonesian actress and singer (b. 1980) * June 12Charles P. Thacker, American computer designer (b. 1943) * June 13Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma (b. 1924) * June 15Aleksey Batalov, Russian actor (b. 1928) * June 16 ** John G. Avildsen, American film director (b. 1935) ** Stephen Furst, American actor (b. 1954) ** Helmut Kohl, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (b. 1930) * June 17Baldwin Lonsdale, President of Vanuatu (b. 1948) * June 19Ivan Dias, Indian cardinal (b. 1936) * June 20Prodigy, American rapper (b. 1974) * June 22Quett Masire, 2nd President of Botswana (b. 1925) * June 26Habib Thiam, Prime Minister of Senegal (b. 1933) * June 27 ** Peter L. Berger, Austrian-born American sociologist (b. 1929) ** Michael Bond, English author (b. 1926) ** Michael Nyqvist, Swedish actor (b. 1960) * June 30 ** Darrall Imhoff, American basketball player (b. 1938) ** Simone Veil, French lawyer and politician (b. 1927)


July


* July 2Tatiana Zatulovskaya, Soviet-born Israeli chess player (b. 1935) * July 3Paolo Villaggio, Italian writer and actor (b. 1932) * July 4Daniil Granin, Soviet and Russian author (b. 1919) * July 5Joachim Meisner, German cardinal (b. 1933) * July 7Marina Ratner, Russian-American mathematician (b. 1938) * July 8 ** Nelsan Ellis, American actor (b. 1977) ** Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress and fashion model (b. 1935) * July 9Ilya Glazunov, Russian painter (b. 1930) * July 10Peter Härtling, German writer and poet (b. 1933) * July 13 ** Charles Bachman, American computer scientist (b. 1924) ** Liu Xiaobo, Chinese human rights activist and Nobel laureate (b. 1955) * July 14 ** Anne Golon, French author (b. 1921) ** Maryam Mirzakhani, Iranian mathematician (b. 1977) ** Pedro Richter Prada, 115th Prime Minister of Peru (b. 1921) * July 15Martin Landau, American actor (b. 1928) * July 16George A. Romero, American-Canadian film director (b. 1940) * July 18 ** Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor (b. 1942) ** Red West, American actor, film stuntman, and songwriter (b. 1936) * July 20Chester Bennington, American musician (b. 1976) * July 21John Heard, American actor (b. 1946) * July 23 ** John Kundla, American basketball coach (b. 1916) ** Waldir Peres, Brazilian footballer (b. 1951) ** Mervyn Rose, Australian tennis player (b. 1930) * July 25 ** Michael Johnson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1944) ** Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Indigenous Australian musician (b. 1971) * July 26 ** June Foray, American voice actress (b. 1917) ** Leo Kinnunen, Finnish racing driver (b. 1943) * July 27Sam Shepard, American playwright and actor (b. 1943) * July 29Redha Malek, 8th Prime Minister of Algeria (b. 1931) * July 30Anton Vratuša, 8th Prime Minister of Slovenia (b. 1915) * July 31Jeanne Moreau, French actress (b. 1928)


August


* August 2 ** Jim Marrs, American journalist (b. 1943) ** Ara Parseghian, American football player and coach (b. 1923) * August 3 ** Robert Hardy, English actor (b. 1925) ** Ángel Nieto, Spanish Grand Prix motorcycle racer (b. 1947) * August 5 ** Dionigi Tettamanzi, Italian cardinal (b. 1934) ** Ernst Zündel, German Holocaust denial publisher and pamphleteer (b. 1939) * August 6Betty Cuthbert, Australian athlete (b. 1938) * August 7Haruo Nakajima, Japanese actor (b. 1929) * August 8Glen Campbell, American singer and actor (b. 1936) * August 11Abdulhussain Abdulredha, Kuwaiti actor and writer (b. 1939) * August 13Joseph Bologna, American actor * August 15Gunnar Birkerts, Latvian-born American architect (b. 1925) * August 19 ** Brian Aldiss, British science fiction writer and editor (b. 1925) ** Karl Otto Götz, German artist, filmmaker, and writer (b. 1914) ** Dick Gregory, American comedian and activist (b. 1932) * August 20 ** Jerry Lewis, American actor, comedian, singer, filmmaker and humanitarian (b. 1926) ** Colin Meads, New Zealand rugby player (b. 1936) * August 21Bajram Rexhepi, 1st Prime Minister of Kosovo (b. 1954) * August 22John Abercrombie, American jazz guitarist (b. 1944) * August 24Jay Thomas, American actor (b. 1948) * August 26 ** Tobe Hooper, American film director (b. 1943) ** Josef Musil, Czech volleyball player (b. 1932) * August 28 ** Mireille Darc, French model and actress (b. 1938) ** Tsutomu Hata, 51st Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1935) * August 30 ** Louise Hay, American author (b. 1926) ** Károly Makk, Hungarian film director and screenwriter (b. 1925) * August 31Richard Anderson, American actor (b. 1926)


September


* September 1Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, British cardinal (b. 1932) * September 3 ** John Ashbery, American poet (b. 1927) ** Walter Becker, American musician (b. 1950) * September 5 ** Nicolaas Bloembergen, Dutch-American Nobel physicist (b. 1920) ** Holger Czukay, German musician (b. 1938) * September 6 ** Carlo Caffarra, Italian cardinal (b. 1938) ** Kate Millett, American feminist writer (b. 1934) ** Lotfi A. Zadeh, Azerbaijani-born American mathematician (b. 1921) * September 8 ** Pierre Bergé, French businessman (b. 1930) ** Ljubiša Samardžić, Serbian actor and director (b. 1936) ** Don Williams, American musician (b. 1939) * September 9Velasio de Paolis, Italian cardinal (b. 1935) * September 10Len Wein, American comic book writer (b. 1948) * September 11 ** Tuanku Abdul Halim, Malaysian sultan, 5th & 14th Yang di-Pertuan Agong (b. 1927) ** J. P. Donleavy, Irish-American author (b. 1926) ** Peter Hall, British film director (b. 1930) * September 15Harry Dean Stanton, American actor (b. 1926) * September 16Arjan Singh, Indian diplomat (b. 1919) * September 17Bobby Heenan, American professional wrestling manager (b. 1944) * September 19 ** Jake LaMotta, American boxer (b. 1922) ** Massimo Natili, Italian racing driver (b. 1935) ** John Nicholson, New Zealand racing driver (b. 1941) * September 21Liliane Bettencourt, French businesswoman (b. 1922) * September 22Paavo Lonkila, Finnish cross-country skier (b. 1923) * September 23Charles Bradley, American singer (b. 1948) * September 24Gisèle Casadesus, French actress (b. 1914) * September 25Liz Dawn, English actress (b. 1939) * September 26Barry Dennen, American actor (b. 1938) * September 27 ** Hugh Hefner, American magazine publisher (b. 1926) ** Anne Jeffreys, American actress and singer (b. 1923) * September 28Benjamin Whitrow, English actor (b. 1937) * September 29 ** Tom Alter, Indian actor (b. 1950) ** Ludmila Belousova, Russian pair skater (b. 1935) * September 30 ** Monty Hall, Canadian-American television host (b. 1921) ** Vladimir Voevodsky, Russian-American mathematician (b. 1966)


October


* October 1Arthur Janov, American psychologist (b. 1924) * October 2 ** Klaus Huber, Swiss composer and academic (b. 1924) ** Tom Petty, American musician (b. 1950) * October 3Jalal Talabani, Prime Minister and President of Iraq (b. 1933) * October 4Liam Cosgrave, 6th Taoiseach of Ireland (b. 1920) * October 5Anne Wiazemsky, French actress and writer (b. 1947) * October 6Roberto Anzolin, Italian footballer (b. 1938) * October 7Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian philologist and semiotician (b. 1929) * October 9 ** Armando Calderón Sol, 41st President of El Salvador (b. 1948) ** Jean Rochefort, French actor (b. 1930) ** József Tóth, Hungarian footballer (b. 1929) * October 11Clifford Husbands, 6th Governor-General of Barbados (b. 1926) * October 13 ** William Lombardy, American chess grandmaster (b. 1937) ** Albert Zafy, 3rd President of Madagascar (b. 1927) * October 14Richard Wilbur, American poet (b. 1921) * October 16 ** Roy Dotrice, British actor (b. 1923) ** Daphne Caruana Galizia, Maltese journalist (b. 1964) * October 17 ** Danielle Darrieux, French actress and singer (b. 1917) ** Gord Downie, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1964) * October 18Marino Perani, Italian football manager and player (b. 1939) * October 19Umberto Lenzi, Italian film director (b. 1931) * October 20Federico Luppi, Argentine-Spanish actor (b. 1936) * October 21Rosemary Leach, British actress (b. 1935) * October 22 ** George Young, Scottish-born Australian musician and songwriter (b. 1946) * October 23 ** Walter Lassally, German-born British-Greek cinematographer (b. 1926) ** Paul J. Weitz, American astronaut (b. 1932) * October 24 ** Girija Devi, Indian singer (b. 1929) ** Fats Domino, American singer (b. 1928) ** Robert Guillaume, American actor and singer (b. 1927) * October 25John Mollo, British costume designer and book author (b. 1931) * October 27Katalin Szőke, Hungarian Olympic swimmer (b. 1935) * October 28Manuel Sanchís Martínez, Spanish footballer (b. 1938) * October 29 ** Muhal Richard Abrams, American musician (b. 1930) ** Tony Madigan, Australian boxer and rugby union player (b. 1930) ** Ninian Stephen, 20th Governor-General of Australia (b. 1923) * October 30Kim Joo-hyuk, South Korean actor (b. 1972)


November


* November 1 ** Brad Bufanda, American actor (b. 1983) ** Vladimir Makanin, Russian writer (b. 1937) * November 2Aboubacar Somparé, Guinean politician (b. 1944) * November 3Abdur Rahman Biswas, 11th President of Bangladesh (b. 1926) * November 5 ** Dionatan Teixeira, Brazilian footballer (b. 1992) ** Lothar Thoms, German track cyclist (b. 1956) * November 6 ** Karin Dor, German actress (b. 1938) ** Richard F. Gordon Jr., American astronaut (b. 1929) ** Feliciano Rivilla, Spanish footballer (b. 1936) * November 7 ** Roy Halladay, American baseball player (b. 1977) ** Brad Harris, American actor and stunt performer (b. 1933) ** Hans Schäfer, German footballer (b. 1927) * November 8 ** Antonio Carluccio, Italian chef (b. 1937) ** Josip Weber, Croatian-Belgian footballer (b. 1964) * November 9 ** John Hillerman, American actor (b. 1932) ** Shyla Stylez, Canadian pornographic actress (b. 1982) * November 10Mikhail Nikolayevich Zadornov, Russian comedian and writer (b. 1948) * November 11 ** Kirti Nidhi Bista, 25th Prime Minister of Nepal (b. 1927) ** Chiquito de la Calzada, Spanish humorist, singer, and actor (b. 1932) * November 12Bernard Panafieu, French cardinal (b. 1931) * November 13 ** Bobby Doerr, American baseball player and coach (b. 1918) ** Alina Janowska, Polish actress (b. 1923) ** David Poisson, French alpine skier (b. 1982) * November 15 ** Luis Bacalov, Argentine-born Italian composer (b. 1933) ** Lil Peep, American singer and rapper (b. 1996) * November 16 ** Hiromi Tsuru, Japanese actress (b. 1960) ** Ann Wedgeworth, American actress (b. 1934) * November 17Salvatore Riina, Italian mobster (b. 1930) * November 18 ** Azzedine Alaia, Tunisian-French fashion designer (b. 1940) ** Youssouf Ouédraogo, 6th Prime Minister of Burkina Faso (b. 1952) ** Naim Süleymanoğlu, Turkish Olympic weightlifter (b. 1967) ** Malcolm Young, Australian guitarist (b. 1953) * November 19 ** Charles Manson, American criminal and cult leader (b. 1934) ** Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Italian cardinal (b. 1925) ** Jana Novotná, Czech tennis player (b. 1968) ** Della Reese, American actress and singer (b. 1931) ** Pancho Segura, Ecuadorian-American tennis player (b. 1921) ** Mel Tillis, American country music singer (b. 1932) * November 21David Cassidy, American singer and actor (b. 1950) * November 22Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian baritone singer (b. 1962) * November 25Rance Howard, American actor (b. 1928) * November 29 ** Jerry Fodor, American philosopher and cognitive scientist (b. 1935) ** Slobodan Praljak, Croatian general (b. 1945) * November 30Jim Nabors, American actor (b. 1930)


December


* December 1Fredy Schmidtke, German cyclist (b. 1961) * December 3John B. Anderson, American politician (b. 1922) * December 4 ** Shashi Kapoor, Indian film actor and producer (b. 1938) ** Ali Abdullah Saleh, 1st President of Yemen (b. 1947) ** Manuel Marín, Spanish politician (b. 1949) ** Christine Keeler, English model and showgirl (b. 1942) * December 5 ** Johnny Hallyday, French singer (b. 1943) ** Henning Jensen, Danish footballer (b. 1949) ** Michael I, King of Romania (b. 1921) ** Jean d'Ormesson, French novelist (b. 1925) * December 7Steve Reevis, Native American actor (b. 1962) * December 9Leonid Bronevoy, Soviet and Russian actor (b. 1928) * December 14Neeraj Vora, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1963) * December 18Kim Jong-hyun, South Korean singer (b. 1990) * December 21Bruce McCandless II, American astronaut (b. 1937) * December 24Heather Menzies, Canadian-American actress (b. 1949) * December 25Vladimir Shainsky, Soviet and Russian composer (b. 1925) * December 26Johnny Bower, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1924) * December 28 ** Fernando Birri, Argentine filmmaker (b. 1925) ** Sue Grafton, American author (b. 1940) ** Rose Marie, American actress (b. 1923) * December 29Carmen Franco, 1st Duchess of Franco, Spanish noble (b. 1926)


Nobel Prizes


* ChemistryJacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson * EconomicsRichard Thaler * LiteratureKazuo Ishiguro * PeaceInternational Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons * PhysicsBarry Barish, Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss * Physiology or MedicineJeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young


See also


* List of international years


References


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