1980 Events January January 1 – Changes to the Swedish Act of Succession render Princess Victoria of Sweden first in line to the throne and therefore Crown Princess, ahead of her younger brother. January 4 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter proclaims a grain embargo against the USSR with the support of the European Commission. January 6 * Global Positioning System time epoch begins at 00:00 UTC. * The president of Sicily, Piersanti Mattarella, is killed by the Mafia. January 7 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation giving $1.5 billion in loans to bail out the Chrysler Corporation. January 9 – In Saudi Arabia, 63 Islamist insurgents are beheaded for their part in the siege of the Great Mosque in Mecca in November, 1979. January 11 – Nigel Short, 14, becomes the youngest chess player to be awarded the degree of International Master. January 14 – Indira Gandhi returns to power as Prime Minister of India. January 20 * The Pittsburgh Steelers win their fourth National Football League championship in six seasons, defeating the Los Angeles Rams 31–19 in Super Bowl XIV at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The game was shown to the Americans held hostage in Iran. * At least 200 people are killed when the Corralejas Bullring collapses at Sincelejo, Colombia. January 21 * The London Gold Fixing hits its highest price ever of $843 per troy ounce . * is beached at Brighton, becoming a temporary tourist attraction. January 22 – Andrei Sakharov, Soviet scientist and human rights activist, is arrested in Moscow. January 24 – The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad is ordered liquidated due to bankruptcy and debt owed to creditors. January 26 – Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations. January 27 – Canadian Caper: Six United States diplomats, posing as Canadians, manage to escape from Tehran, Iran, as they board a flight to Zürich, Switzerland, on Swissair. January 28 – The U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Blackthorn capsizes after colliding with the oil tanker SS Capricorn and sinks, drowning 23 of its crew of 50. January 29 – The Rubik's Cube makes its international debut at The British Toy and Hobby Fair, Earl's Court, London. January 31 – Burning of the Spanish Embassy: The Spanish Embassy in Guatemala is invaded and set on fire, killing 36 people. It is called "Spain's own Tehran", similar to the 1979–80 Iran American crisis. February February 2 – Abscam: FBI personnel target members of the Congress of the United States in a sting operation. February 2 – 3 – The New Mexico State Penitentiary riot takes place; 33 inmates are killed and more than 100 inmates injured. February 4 – Abolhassan Banisadr is sworn in as the first President of Iran after winning the January 25 presidential election. February 13 – The 1980 Winter Olympics open in Lake Placid, New York. February 15 – In Vanuatu, followers of John Frum's cargo cult on the island of Tanna declare secession as the nation of Tafea. February 16 – A total solar eclipse is seen in North Africa and West Asia. It was the 50th solar eclipse of Solar Saros 130. February 19 – AC/DC frontman Bon Scott dies after a night of heavy drinking in London. February 22 – The United States Olympic Hockey Team defeats the Soviet Union in the semifinals of the Winter Olympics, in the Miracle on Ice. February 23 – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini states that Iran's parliament will decide the fate of the American embassy hostages. February 25 – A coup in Suriname ousts the government of Henck Arron; leaders Dési Bouterse and Roy Horb replace it with a National Military Council. February 27 – M-19 guerrillas begin the Dominican embassy siege in Colombia, holding 60 people hostage, including 14 ambassadors. March March 1 * The Commonwealth Trade Union Council is established. * The Voyager 1 probe confirms the existence of Janus, a moon of Saturn. March 3 * Pierre Trudeau returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada. * The Audi Quattro, a four-wheel drive sporting coupe, is launched in West Germany. * The first ShowBiz Pizza Place restaurant opens in Kansas City, MO. March 4 – Robert Mugabe is elected Prime Minister of Zimbabwe. March 8 – The Soviet Union's first rock music festival starts. March 14 – LOT Polish Airlines Flight 007 crashes during an emergency landing near Warsaw, Poland, killing a 14-man American boxing team and 73 others. March 18 – Fifty people are killed at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia, when a Vostok-2M rocket explodes on its launch pad during a fueling operation. March 19 – 20 – The, the ship housing pirate radio station Radio Caroline, sinks off the English coast. March 21 * U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. * Mafioso Angelo Bruno is murdered in Philadelphia. March 22 – The Georgia Guidestones are erected in Elbert County, Georgia. March 24 – Archbishop Óscar Romero is killed by gunmen while celebrating Mass in San Salvador. March 26 – A mine lift cage at the Vaal Reefs gold mine in South Africa falls, killing 23. March 27 * The Norwegian oil platform Alexander L. Kielland collapses in the North Sea, killing 123 of its crew of 212. * The Silver Thursday market crash occurs in the United States. March 28 – Talpiot Tomb is found in Jerusalem. March 31 – Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad operates its final train. April April 1 * The Southern African Development Coordination Conference is formed in Lusaka, Zambia. * New York City's Transport Works Union Local 100 goes on strike, which continues for 11 days. * The 1980 United States Census begins. There are 226,545,805 United States residents on this day. * A group of Cubans become the first to occupy the Peruvian Embassy in Havana, leading to a mass exodus that will begin as the Mariel Boatlift. April 2 – The St Pauls riot breaks out in Bristol. April 7 – The United States severs diplomatic relations with Iran and imposes economic sanctions, following the taking of American hostages on November 4, 1979. April 10 – In Lisbon, Portugal, the governments of Spain and the United Kingdom agree to reopen the border between Gibraltar and Spain in 1985, closed since 1969. April 12 *1980 Liberian coup d'état: Samuel K. Doe overthrows the government of Liberia in a violent coup d'état, assassinating President William Tolbert and 26 other people and ending over 130 years of democratic presidential succession in that country. * Terry Fox begins his Marathon of Hope, a plan to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research, setting off from St. Johns, Newfoundland and running westward. April 14 – Iron Maiden's debut self-titled album Iron Maiden is released in the U.K. April 18 – Zimbabwe gains de jure independence from the United Kingdom with Robert Mugabe as its first Prime Minister. April 21 – * The Mariel boatlift from Cuba begins. *Rosie Ruiz wins the Boston Marathon, but is later exposed as a fraud and stripped of her award. April 24 – Pennsylvania Lottery Scandal: the Pennsylvania Lottery is rigged by six men including the host of the live TV drawing, Nick Perry. April 24 – 25 – Operation Eagle Claw, a commando mission in Iran to rescue American embassy hostages, is aborted after mechanical problems ground the rescue helicopters. Eight United States troops are killed in a mid-air collision during the failed operation. April 25 – Dan-Air Flight 1008 crashes in Tenerife, killing all 146 occupants and marking the worst air disaster involving a British-registered aircraft in terms of loss of life. April 26 – Louise and Charmian Faulkner disappear from outside their flat in St Kilda, Victoria, Australia. April 27 – The Dominican embassy siege in Colombia ends with all remaining hostages released after the guerrillas are allowed to escape to Cuba. April 30 * Iranian Embassy siege: Six Iranian-born terrorists take over the Iranian embassy in London, England. SAS retakes the Embassy on May 5; one terrorist survives. * Queen Juliana of the Netherlands abdicates and her daughter Beatrix accedes to the throne. May May 1 – "About that Urban Renaissance...", an article by journalist Dan Rottenberg in , contains the first recorded use of the word "yuppie". Chicago May 2 – Referendum on system of government held in Nepal. May 4 – Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito dies. The largest state funeral in history is organized, with state delegations from 128 different countries out of 154 UNO members at the time. May 7 – Paul Geidel, convicted of second-degree murder in 1911, is released from prison in Beacon, New York, after 68 years and 245 days. May 8 – Global eradication of smallpox certified by the World Health Organization. May 9 * In Florida, the Liberian freighter Summit Venture hits the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay. A section of the bridge collapses and 35 people are killed. * The Norco shootout takes place in California. * James Alexander George Smith "Jags" McCartney the Turks and Caicos Islands’ first Chief Minister, is killed in a plane crash over New Jersey. May 11 – American mobster Henry Hill is arrested for drug possession. May 14 * The Sumpul River massacre occurs in Chalatenango, El Salvador. May 16 – Rookie Magic Johnson scores 42 points to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 123–107 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers to clinch the National Basketball Association championship for the Lakers, who prevail despite the absence of future Basketball Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. May 17 * A Tampa, Florida court acquits four white police officers of killing Arthur McDuffie, a black insurance executive, provoking three days of race riots in Miami. * Internal conflict in Peru: On the eve of presidential elections, Maoist guerrilla group Shining Path attacks a polling location in the town of Chuschi, Ayacucho. May 18 * The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens volcano in Washington kills 57 and causes US$3 billion in damage. * Ian Curtis, singer-songwriter of acclaimed English post-punk band Joy Division, is found hanged. May 18 – 27 – Gwangju Uprising: Students in Gwangju, South Korea begin demonstrations, calling for democratic reforms. May 20 – 1980 Quebec referendum: Voters in Quebec reject by a vote of 60% a proposal to seek independence from Canada. May 21 – The Empire Strikes Back is released in the United States. May 22 – Pac-Man, the highest-earning arcade game of all time, is released in Japan. May 24 * The International Court of Justice calls for the release of U.S. Embassy hostages in Tehran. * The New York Islanders win their first Stanley Cup, from a goal by Bobby Nystrom in Game 6 overtime of the 1980 Stanley Cup Finals over the Philadelphia Flyers. May 25 – Indianapolis 500: Johnny Rutherford wins for a third time in car owner Jim Hall's revolutionary ground effect Chaparral car; the victory is Hall's second as an owner. May 26 * John Frum supporters in Vanuatu storm government offices on the island of Tanna. Vanuatu government troops land the next day and drive them away. * In South Korea, military government forces and pro-democracy protesters clash; 2,000 protesters die. May 28 – A fiery bus crash near the small village of Webb, Saskatchewan, claims 22 lives. May 29 – Vernon Jordan is shot and critically injured in an assassination attempt in Fort Wayne, Indiana, by Joseph Paul Franklin. June June 1 – The first 24-hour news channel, Cable News Network is launched. June 3 – 1980 Grand Island tornado outbreak: A series of deadly tornadoes strikes Grand Island, Nebraska, causing over $300m in damage, killing five people and injuring over 250. June 10 * Apartheid: The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a statement by their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela. * A Unabomber bomb injures United Airlines president Percy Wood in Lake Forest, Illinois. June 11 – 22 – Italy hosts the UEFA Euro 1980 football tournament, which is won by West Germany. June 20 – Augusta AVA becomes the first federally recognized American Viticultural Area. June 23 – September 6 – The 1980 United States heat wave claims 1,700 lives. June 23 * Sanjay Gandhi, the politically influential son of prime minister Indira Gandhi, is killed in a plane crash. * Tim Berners-Lee begins work on ENQUIRE, the system that will eventually lead to the creation of the World Wide Web in autumn 1990. June 25 – A Muslim Brotherhood assassination attempt against Syrian president Hafez al-Assad fails. Assad retaliates by sending the army against them. June 27 * Itavia Flight 870 crashes into the sea near Ustica island, Italy, killing all 81 people on board. The cause of the accident remains unclear. * U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs Proclamation 4771, requiring 18- to 25-year-old males to register for a peacetime military draft, in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. June 29 – Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland, making her the first woman democratically elected as head of state. June 30 – Queen releases their eighth studio album The Game. July July 1 – The State Rail Authority of New South Wales is founded. July 8 – A wave of strikes begins in Lublin, Poland. July 9 – Pope John Paul II visits Brazil; seven people are crushed to death in a crowd waiting to see him at afternoon Mass at the stadium in Fortaleza. July 15 – Western Wisconsin Derecho: A severe and destructive thunderstorm strikes four counties in western Wisconsin, including the city of Eau Claire. It causes over $250 million in damage and one person is killed. July 16 – Former California Governor and actor Ronald Reagan is nominated for U.S. president, at the 1980 Republican National Convention in Detroit. Influenced by the Religious Right, the convention also drops its long-standing support for the Equal Rights Amendment, dismaying moderate Republicans. July 18 - India launches Rohini RS-1 Satellite using its own SLV rocket making India the 7th nation to launch satellites using its own rocket. July 19 – Former Turkish Prime Minister Nihat Erim is killed by two gunmen in Istanbul, Turkey. July 19 – August 3 – The 1980 Summer Olympics are held in Moscow, Soviet Union. 82 countries boycott the Games, athletes from 16 of them participate under a neutral flag. July 25 – The album Back in Black is released by the Australian band AC/DC. July 27 – Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, deposed Shah of Iran, dies in Cairo. July 30 * Vanuatu gains independence. * Israel's Knesset passes the Jerusalem Law. August August 1 – Vigdís Finnbogadóttir becomes the 4th President of Iceland, the world's first democratically directly elected female president. August 2 – Strage di Bologna: A terrorist bombing at the Bologna Centrale railway station in Italy kills 85 people and wounds more than 200. August 4 - Hurricane Allen pounds Haiti, where it kills 220 people. August 7–31 – Lech Wałęsa leads the first of many strikes at the Gdańsk Shipyard in the Polish People's Republic. August 10 – An annular solar eclipse was visible in Pacific Ocean, and was the 37th solar eclipse of Solar Saros 135. August 11 - The Tyne and Wear Metro system opens. August 14 * U.S. President Jimmy Carter defeats Senator Edward Kennedy to win renomination, at the 1980 Democratic National Convention in New York City. * Dorothy Stratten, the 1980 Playboy Playmate of the Year, is murdered by estranged husband Paul Leslie Snider, who subsequently commits suicide. August 17 – In Australia, baby Azaria Chamberlain disappears from a campsite at Ayers Rock, reportedly taken by a dingo. August 19 – In one of aviation's worst disasters, 301 people are killed when Saudia Flight 163 catches fire in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. August 31 – Victory of the strike in Gdańsk Shipyard, Poland. The Gdańsk Agreement is signed, opening a way to start the first free trade union in the communist bloc, "Solidarity". September September 1 – Terry Fox is forced to end his Marathon of Hope run outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario, after finding out that the cancer has spread to his lungs. September 2 – Ford Europe launches the Escort MK3, a new front-wheel drive hatchback. September 3 – Zimbabwe breaks diplomatic and consular relations with South Africa, even though it maintains a commercial mission in Johannesburg. September 5 – The Gotthard Road Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world's longest highway tunnel at, stretching from Göschenen to Airolo beneath the Gotthard Pass. September 11 – A referendum on a new constitution is held in Chile. A 67% of the ballots confirm the Constitution. The vote is held without electoral registers, opposition campaign and with electoral fraud. September 12 – Kenan Evren stages a military coup in Turkey. It stops political gang violence, but begins stronger state violence leading to the execution of many young activists. September 17 * After weeks of strikes at the Lenin Shipyard in Gdańsk, Poland, the nationwide independent trade union Solidarity is established. * Former Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza Debayle is killed in Asunción, Paraguay. September 21 – Bülent Ulusu, ex admiral, forms the new government of Turkey. September 22 * The command council of Iraq orders its army to "deliver its fatal blow on Iranian military targets," initiating the Iran–Iraq War. * Youth riots in Tallinn, Soviet-occupied Estonia, are quickly put down. Similar riots are organized on October 1. September 26 * Oktoberfest bombing: 13 people are killed and 211 injured in a right-wing terror attack in Munich. * The Mariel boatlift officially ends. September 27 – The Richmond Football Club of Melbourne. September 28 – The Washington Post publishes Janet Cooke's story of Jimmy, an 8-year-old heroin addict, later proven to be fabricated. September 30 – Digital Equipment Corporation, Intel and Xerox introduce the DIX standard for Ethernet, which is the first implementation outside of Xerox and the first to support 10 Mbit/s speeds. October October 1 – In London, Associated Newspapers announces that The Evening News will close and merge with the Evening Standard. October 3 * English rock band The Police release their third studio album, Zenyattà Mondatta. * The main-belt asteroid 2404 Antarctica is discovered by Antonín Mrkos at Kleť, South Bohemian Region, Czechoslovakia. October 5 * Elisabeth blast furnace demolished at Bilston Steelworks marking the end of iron and steel production in the Black Country of England. * British Leyland launches its new Metro, a three-door entry-level hatchback which is designed as the eventual replacement for the Mini. It gives BL a long-awaited modern competitor for the likes of the Ford Fiesta and Vauxhall Chevette. October 10 * The 7.1 El Asnam earthquake shakes northern Algeria with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X, killing 2,633–5,000 and injuring 8,369–9,000. * British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher delivers her famous "The lady's not for turning" speech. October 14 – The Staggers Rail Act is enacted, deregulating American railroads. October 15 * James Callaghan announces his resignation as leader of the British Labour Party. * James Hoskins forces his way into WCPO's television studio in Cincinnati, holding 9 employees hostage for several hours before releasing them and taking his own life. October 18 – 1980 Australian federal election: Malcolm Fraser's Liberal/National Country Coalition Government is re-elected with a substantially reduced majority, defeating the Labor Party led by Bill Hayden. The Government also loses control of the Senate, with the Australian Democrats winning the balance of power. October 20 * Greece rejoins the NATO military structure. * In continuous production since 1962, the last MG MGB roadster rolls off the assembly line at the Abingdon-on-Thames factory, ending production for the MG Cars marque. October 21 – In Major League Baseball, The Philadelphia Phillies of the National League defeat the Kansas City Royals of the American League, 4–1, in Game Six of the World Series to win the championship. October 22 – In London, the Thomson Corporation says that The Times and all associated supplements will close in March 1981 if no buyer can be found. October 25 – Proceedings on the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction conclude at The Hague. October 27 – Six Provisional Irish Republican Army prisoners in Maze prison in Northern Ireland refuse food and demand status as political prisoners; the hunger strike lasts until December. October 30 – El Salvador and Honduras sign a peace treaty to put the border dispute fought over in 1969's Football War before the International Court of Justice. October 31 * The Polish government recognizes Solidarity. * Reza Pahlavi, eldest son of the Shah of Iran, proclaims himself the rightful successor to the Peacock Throne. November November – Duration of the Colombo Plan is extended indefinitely. November 4 – 1980 United States presidential election: Republican challenger and former Governor Ronald Reagan of California defeats incumbent Democratic President Jimmy Carter to become the 40th President-Elect of the United States, 1 year after the beginning of the Iran hostage crisis. November 10 – 12 – Voyager program: The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn, when it flies within of the planet's cloud-tops and sends the first high resolution images of the world back to scientists on Earth. November 20 – The Gang of Four trial begins in China. November 21 * A fire at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip kills 85 people. * A record number of viewers at this date tune into the U.S. soap opera to learn who shot lead character J. R. Ewing. The "Who shot J.R.?" event is an international obsession. Dallas November 23 – The 6.9 Irpinia earthquake shakes southern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X, killing 2,483–4,900 and injuring 7,700–8,934. December December 2 – A missionary and three Roman Catholic nuns, all Americans, are murdered by a military death squad in El Salvador while doing charity work during that country's civil war. December 8 – English musician John Lennon is murdered outside his New York City apartment building, the Dakota. December 11 – The Superfund for cleanup of toxic pollution sites, is created after CERCLA is enacted by the U.S. Congress. December 14 – Four people are murdered and four others are injured by two armed robbers at Bob's Big Boy on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, in what is one of the city's most brutal crimes ever. December 15 – The Academia de la Llingua Asturiana is created. December 16 – During a summit on the island of Bali, OPEC decides to raise the price of petroleum by 10%. December 24 – Karl Dönitz, former German naval admiral and last head of state of Nazi Germany dies at his home in Aumühle, West Germany of a heart attack at the age of 89. Date unknown The Right Livelihood Award is founded by Jakob von Uexkull. Hassan Fathy and Plenty International/Stephen Gaskin are its first winners. The World Hockey Association and NHL merge, adding teams in Hartford, Quebec City, Edmonton and Winnipeg to the league. Accompanying the newly added Edmonton Oilers as the first team in Alberta, the Atlanta Flames move to Calgary. Huiyang Electronics Industrial Corporation, as predecessor of TCL, a television set and digital audio brand in worldwide, founded in Guangdong Province, China. World population Births January January 1 * Richie Faulkner, British rock guitarist * Karina Jacobsgaard, Danish tennis player * Mark Nichols, Canadian curler * Elin Nordegren, Swedish model January 2 * Mac Danzig, American mixed martial artist * Robert Rivas, American politician January 3 * Federico Luzzi, Italian tennis player * Telly Leung, American actor, singer and songwriter January 4 * Erin Cahill, American actress * Greg Cipes, American actor * D'Arcy Carden, American actress and comedian * Happy Salma, Indonesian actress, model, and writer January 5 * Garette Ratliff Henson, American actor * Bennie Joppru, American football player * Jill Krowinski, American politician January 6 – Pascual Romero, American musician January 7 – Hele Kõrve, Estonian actress and singer January 8 * Adam Goodes, Australian rules footballer * Rachel Nichols, American actress * Sam Riley, English actor January 9 * Sergio García, Spanish golfer * Wang Zulan, Hong Kong actor January 10 – Sarah Shahi, American actress January 11 – Lovieanne Jung, American softball player January 12 – Amerie, American singer January 13 * LaKisha Jones, American singer * María de Villota, Spanish racing driver January 14 * Carlos Alvarado Quesada, Costa Rican politician, 48th President of Costa Rica * Amber Brock, American author * Ossama Haidar, Lebanese footballer * Hiroshi Tamaki, Japanese actor, model and singer * Cory Gibbs, American footballer * Monika Kuszyńska, Polish singer and songwriter * Sosuke Sumitani, Japanese announcer * Yūko Kaida, Japanese voice actress January 15 – Jason Capel, American basketball coach January 16 * Albert Pujols, Dominican Major League Baseball player * Michelle Wild, Hungarian actress * Lin-Manuel Miranda, Puerto Rican-American actor, composer, and writer January 17 * Zooey Deschanel, American actress, singer and musician * Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Ukrainian-American dance champion, choreographer and instructor January 18 * Estelle, British singer and actress * Julius Peppers, American football player * Jason Segel, American actor and comedian January 19 * Luke Macfarlane, Canadian actor and singer * Jenson Button, British racecar driver * D Double E, English grime MC * Arvydas Macijauskas, Lithuanian basketball player January 20 * Philippe Cousteau Jr., American-French oceanographer * Philippe Gagnon, Canadian Paralympic swimmer * Kim Jeong-hoon, South Korean singer and actor * Brigitte Olivier, Belgian martial artist * Petra Rampre, Slovenian tennis player * Matthew Tuck, Welsh singer and guitarist January 21 * Nana Mizuki, Japanese voice actress and singer * Kevin McKenna, Canadian footballer January 22 * Jake Grove, American football player * Christopher Masterson, American actor January 24 * Nyncke Beekhuyzen, Dutch actress * Suzy, Portuguese singer January 25 * Christian Olsson, Swedish athlete * Xavi, Spanish footballer * Michelle McCool, American professional wrestler January 26 * Sanae Kobayashi, Japanese voice actress * Danny Dietz, American U.S. Navy SEAL January 27 – Marat Safin, Russian tennis player January 28 – Nick Carter, American pop singer January 29 * Yael Bar Zohar, Israeli actress and model * Jason James Richter, American actor January 30 * Josh Kelley, American singer-songwriter * Wilmer Valderrama, American actor January 31 * April Lee Hernández, American film actress * Tiffany Limos, American actor February February 1 – Kevin Cooke, American politician February 2 * Zhang Jingchu, Chinese actress * Nina Zilli, Italian singer-songwriter February 3, * Felicia Ragland, American basketball player * Skip Schumaker, American professional baseball outfielder February 4 * Kenta Kiritani, Japanese actor and singer * Gerardo Alcántara, Mexican soccer player February 5 * Paul DelVecchio, American reality show personality * Jo Swinson, British MP, leader of the Liberal Democrats * Robin Vik, Czech tennis player February 6 * Ryan Parmeter, American professional wrestler * Kim Poirier, Canadian actress * Luke Ravenstahl, American mayor of Pittsburgh * Mamiko Noto, Japanese voice actress February 7 * Adrian Alandy, Filipino actor * Richie Castellano, American musician * Chris Moss, American basketball player February 8 *Yang Wei, Chinese gymnast *William Jackson Harper, American actor February 9 * Liam Cormier, Canadian musician * Michelle Currie, Canadian skater * Lauren McFall, American actress * Manu Raju, American journalist February 10 * César Izturis, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player * Steve Tully, English footballer February 11 – Matthew Lawrence, American actor February 12 * Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player * Christina Ricci, American actress * Gucci Mane, American rapper February 14 – Michelle Ye, Hong Kong actress February 15 * Conor Oberst, American singer-songwriter * Petr Elfimov, Belarusian singer February 16 – Ashley Lelie, American football player February 17 * Jason Ritter, American actor * Vahe Tilbian, Ethiopian singer of Armenian descent February 18 * Cezar, Romanian opera singer and pianist * Regina Spektor, Russian-American singer-songwriter February 19 * Mike Miller, American basketball player * Ma Lin, Chinese table-tennis player February 20 * Imanol Harinordoquy, French rugby player * Artur Boruc, Polish football goalkeeper * Yuichi Nakamura, Japanese voice actor February 21 * Brad Fast, Canadian ice hockey player * Justin Roiland, American actor * Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan February 22 – Jeanette Biedermann, German singer and actress February 23 – Dmitry Sholokhov, Belarusian artist February 24 * Emma Johnson, Australian swimmer * Shinsuke Nakamura, Japanese professional wrestler February 25 – Chris and Christy Knowings, American actors February 26 – Júlio César da Silva e Souza, Brazilian footballer February 27 * Chelsea Clinton, daughter of U.S. President Bill Clinton and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton * Don Diablo, Dutch DJ and producer February 28 * Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player * Piotr Giza, Polish footballer February 29 * Simon Gagné, Canadian hockey player * Peter Scanavino, American actor March March 1 – Shahid Afridi, Pakistani cricketer March 2 * Chris Barker, English footballer * Julia Chantrey, Canadian actress * Rebel Wilson, Australian actress and screenwriter March 3 * Scott Voyles, American conductor * Katherine Waterston, American actress March 4 * Jung Da-bin, Korean actress * Omar Bravo, Mexican footballer * Jack Hannahan, American baseball infielder March 5 *Jessica Boehrs, German singer and actress *Shay Carl, American vlogger and YouTube personality March 6 * Blake Gottesman, American politician March 7 * Murat Boz, Turkish singer and actor * Laura Prepon, American actress * Mart Toome, Estonian actor March 8 – Kazuyuki Okitsu, Japanese voice actor March 9 * Matt Barnes, American basketball player * Volker Bruch, German television actor * Matthew Gray Gubler, American actor and filmmaker * Gina Keatley, American nutritionist March 10 * Chingy, American rapper, singer and actor * Jesse Dee, American singer * Matthew Gray Gubler, American actor and director March 11 – Gabriela Pichler, Swedish film director and screenwriter March 12 * John-Paul Lavoisier, American actor * Juliana Silveira, Brazilian actress March 13 * Caron Butler, American basketball player * Nathan Phillips, Australian actor March 14 * Aaron Brown, English footballer * Willie Hurst, Former football player * Jessica Mulroney, Canadian fashion stylist March 15 * Freddie Bynum, American baseball athlete * Erica Grow, Former American meteorologist * Josh Levin, American writer and executive editor * Giovanni Morassutti, Italian actor March 16 – Todd Heap, American football player March 17 – Katie Morgan, American porn actress and radio host March 18 – Alexei Yagudin, Russian figure skater March 19 * Agnes Pihlava, Finnish pop singer * Johan Olsson, Swedish cross country skier March 20 * Hamada Helal, Egyptian singer * Jamal Crawford, American basketball player * Mikey Day, American actor, comedian and writer March 21 * Marit Bjørgen, Norwegian cross-country skier * Ronaldinho, Brazilian footballer * Deryck Whibley, Canadian singer-songwriter and musician March 22 – Shannon Bex, American singer March 23 – Russell Howard, English comedian March 24 * Amanda Davies, British sports presenter * Matthew Metzger, American actor * Dina Rizzo, American field ice hockey player March 25 – Neal Cotts, American baseball pitcher March 26 – Rosendo Rodriguez, American convicted serial killer March 27 – Greg Puciato, American heavy metal musician March 28 * Rod Ferrell, American convicted murder * Rosie Mercado, American plus-size model * Luke Walton, American basketball coach March 29 – Andy Scott-Lee, British singer March 30 – Yalın, Turkish pop singer and songwriter March 31 * Kate Micucci, American actress and voice artist * Maaya Sakamoto, Japanese voice actress and singer * Chien-Ming Wang, Taiwanese Major League Baseball player April April 1 * Randy Orton, American professional wrestler and actor * Bijou Phillips, American actress * Yūko Takeuchi, Japanese actress April 2 – Bobby Bones, American radio personality April 3 – Trevor Moore, American actor and comedian April 4 – Björn Wirdheim, Swedish race car driver April 5 * Matt Bonner, American basketball player * Rafael Cavalcante, Brazilian mixed martial artist * David Chocarro, Argentinian baseball player * Mary Katharine Ham, American journalist April 6 * Bardish Chagger, Canadian politician * Mary McCarty, American actress * Margarita Simonyan, Russian journalist April 7 – Michael Bellisario, American actor April 8 * Ben Freeman, British actor * Carrie Savage, American actress and voice actress April 9 * Rachel Specter, American actress * Arlen Escarpeta, Belizean actor April 10 * Sean Avery, Canadian ice hockey player * Kasey Kahne, American race car driver * Charlie Hunnam, English actor April 11 – Mark Teixeira, American baseball player April 12 – Brian McFadden, Irish pop singer April 13 – Colleen Clinkenbeard, American voice actress April 14 * Ayumi Ito, Japanese actress * Tom Franco, American actor * Sarah McCoy, American novelist April 15 * Natalie Casey, English actress * Willie Mason, New Zealand-Australian rugby league player * Futoshi Uehara, Japanese musician April 16 * Samir Javadzadeh, Azerbaijani singer * Paul London, American professional wrestler April 17 * Brenda Villa, American water polo player * Lee Hyun-il, South Korean badminton player * Alaina Huffman, Canadian film and television actress April 18 – Justin Amash, American politician April 19 – Mayko Nguyen, Canadian actress April 20 * Vibeke Skofterud, Norwegian cross country skier * Jasmin Wagner, German singer * Waylon, Dutch singer April 21 * Tony Romo, American football player * Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian hockey player April 22 – Nicolas Douchez, French footballer April 23 * Małgorzata Socha, Polish actress * Taio Cruz, British singer * Griffon Ramsey, American artist April 24 * Austin Nichols, American actor * Karen Asrian, Armenian chess Grandmaster * Reagan Gomez-Preston, American actress and voice actress April 25 * Lee Spick, English snooker player * Daniel MacPherson, Australian actor * Samuel Barnett, English actor * Kazuhito Tadano, Japanese baseball player April 26 * Jordana Brewster, American actress * Marlon King, Jamaican footballer * Channing Tatum, American actor and model April 27 – Zayed Khan, Indian actor April 28 – Josh Howard, American basketball player April 29 * Kian Egan, Irish singer * Emmad Irfani, Pakistani model and TV actor April 30 *Akhdiyat Duta Modjo, Indonesian singer-songwriter, musician, actor, multi-instrumentalist and talent judge *Luis Scola, Argentine basketball player May May 1 * Jay Reatard, American musician * Ana Claudia Talancón, Mexican actress May 2 * Tim Borowski, German footballer * Ellie Kemper, American actress and comedian * Zat Knight, English footballer May 3 – Marcel Vigneron, American chef May 5 * Maia Hirasawa, Swedish pop singer * Yossi Benayoun, Israeli footballer * Hank Green, American entrepreneur, musician, educator, producer and vlogger May 6 * Dimitris Diamantidis, Greek basketball player May 7 – Johan Kenkhuis, Dutch swimmer May 8 – Benny Yau, Canadian entertainer May 9 * Grant Hackett, Australian swimmer * Carolin Kebekus, German comedian and actress * Norihiro Nishi, Japanese footballer * David S. Shaw, American actor May 10 – Pete Gray, Australian environmental activist May 15 – Josh Beckett, American baseball player May 17 – Alistair Overeem, Dutch mixed martial artist and kickboxer May 18 – Ali Zafar, Pakistani music composer, singer-songwriter, painter and actor May 19 * Drew Fuller, American actor and model * Dean Heffernan, Australian footballer May 21 – Gotye, Belgian-Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter May 22 * Lucy Gordon, British actress * Evelin Võigemast, Estonian actress and singer May 24 * Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong actress * Anthony Minichiello, Australian rugby league player May 27 * Michael Steger, American actor * Ben Feldman, American actor May 28 * Mark Feehily, Irish singer * Jørgen Strickert, Norwegian comedian May 29 – Michael Stasko, Canadian actor May 30 – Steven Gerrard, English footballer May 31 – Andy Hurley, American drummer June June 1 * Oliver James, British actor * Damien Fahey, American MTV VJ, television host and drummer June 2 – Lindsey Yamasaki, Japanese-American basketball player June 3 – Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar June 4 – Christopher Pappas, American politician, U.S. Representative for New Hampshire June 5 – Mike Fisher, Canadian hockey player June 6 – Mmusi Maimane, South African politician June 7 – Henkka Seppälä, Finnish bassist June 8 – David Holoubek, Czech football manager June 9 – David Oliver Cohen, American writer, actor and entrepreneur June 10 * Jessica DiCicco, American actress * Francelino Matuzalem, Brazilian footballer * Bambang Pamungkas, Indonesian footballer * Wang Yuegu, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player June 13 * Sarah Connor, German singer * Juan Carlos Navarro, Spanish basketball player June 16 * Brad Gushue, Canadian curler * Joey Yung, Hong Kong singer June 17 * Kimeru, Japanese singer * Venus Williams, American tennis player * Jeph Jacques, American webcomic writer June 18 * David Giuntoli, American actor June 19 – Jason White, American football player June 21 * Richard Jefferson, American basketball player * Branko Bošković, Montenegrin footballer June 22 – Ilya Bryzgalov, Russian ice hockey player June 23 * Erick Elías, Mexican actor * Mark Greaney, Irish singer and guitarist * Ramnaresh Sarwan, West Indian cricketer * Manus Boonjumnong, Thai boxer * Daniel Örlund, Swedish footballer * Jessica Taylor, English singer * Niusila Opeloge, Samoan weightlifter * Melissa Rauch, American actress June 24 * Liane Balaban, Canadian actress * Minka Kelly, American actress * Cicinho, Brazilian footballer * Amirah Vann, American actress June 25 * Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress * Philippe Lacheau, French actor, director and writer June 26 * Rémy Vercoutre, French footballer * Michael Vick, American football player * Michael Jackson, English footballer * Rafiz Abu Bakar, Malaysian footballer June 27 * Kevin Pietersen, South African-English cricketer * Dmitry Pirog, Russian politician and boxer * Takahiro Futagawa, Japanese footballer * François-Xavier Ménage, French journalist * Leandro García Morales, Uruguayan-Italian basketball player June 29 * James Courtney, Australian race car driver * Katherine Jenkins, Welsh soprano * Martin Truex Jr., American race car driver June 30 * Adil Annani, Moroccan long-distance runner * Ryan ten Doeschate, Dutch cricketer * Alireza Vahedi Nikbakht, Iranian footballer * Nelbert Omolon, Filipino professional basketball player * Rade Prica, Swedish footballer * Sayuti, Indonesian footballer July July 1 * Mizz Nina, Malaysian fashion designer, a host, humanitarian * Nelson Cruz, Dominican baseball player * Ricky Champ, English actor * Shon Seung-mo, South Korean badminton player July 2 – Brian Drolet, American actor, producer and writer July 3 * Roland Schoeman, South African swimmer * Olivia Munn, American actress and model * Harbhajan Singh, Indian international cricketer * Trae tha Truth, American hip hop artist July 4 * Ivan Babikov, Russian-Canadian cross country skier * Kim Chapiron, French film director, screenwriter and actor July 5 * Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, American reality TV star * Zayed Khan, Indian actor and producer * Fabián Ríos, Colombian actor and model * Jason Wade, American singer and guitarist * Charles Klapow, American choreographer and dance instructor July 6 * Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player * Eva Green, French actress and model July 7 * Marika Domińczyk, Polish American actress * Jim McMahon, British politician * Gerti Bogdani, Albanian politician * Michelle Kwan, American figure skater * Dr Malinga, South African record producer and musician July 8 * Robbie Keane, Irish footballer * Chetan Anand, Indian badminton player * Yang Tae-Young, South Korean gymnast * Nikesh Shukla, British Asian author July 9 - Wil Traval, Australian actor July 10 * Thomas Ian Nicholas, American film actor, singer, musician, producer, director and writer * Adam Petty, American race car driver * Jessica Simpson, American singer * Jeremy Ray Valdez, American actor * James Rolfe, American director, actor and writer * Cláudia Leitte, Brazilian singer July 11 * Mathias Boe, Danish badminton player * Alvent Yulianto, Indonesian badminton player * Justin Willman, American magician, actor, entertainer, comedian, and television personality * Tyson Kidd, Canadian wrestler July 12 * Kristen Connolly, American actress * Eny Widiowati, Indonesian badminton player July 13 – Pejman Nouri, Iranian football player July 15 * Reggie Abercrombie, American baseball player * Mike Zambidis, Greek kickboxer and martial artist * BxB Hulk, Japanese professional wrestler * JW-Jones, Canadian blues musician * Jasper Pääkkönen, Finnish actor and film producer * Julia Perez, Indonesian singer and actress July 16 * Oliver Marach, Austrian tennis player * Svetlana Feofanova, Russian pole-vaulter * Jang Su-won, South Korean singer * Adam Scott, Australian golfer July 17 * Rashid Ramzi, Moroccan-Bahraini athlete * Masato Yoshino, Japanese professional wrestler * Ryan Miller, American ice hockey goaltender July 18 * Brendon de Jonge, Zimbabwean professional golfer * Gareth Emery, British trance producer and DJ * Kristen Bell, American actress July 19 * Adam Muto, American writer, director and storyboard artist * Yeoh Kay Bin, Malaysian badminton player * Michelle Heaton, English singer * Mark Webber, American actor July 20 * Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian supermodel * Dado Dolabella, Brazilian actor and singer * Jin Goo, South Korean actor July 21 – CC Sabathia, American baseball player July 22 * Tablo, South Korean-Canadian rapper, songwriter, record producer, and author * Scott Dixon, New Zealand racing driver * Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer * Kate Ryan, Belgian singer July 25 * Cha Du-ri, South Korean footballer * Rebeka Dremelj, Slovenian singer July 26 – Jacinda Ardern, 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand July 27 – *Nick Nemeth, American professional wrestler *Jessi Combs, American professional racer, television personality, and metal fabricator July 29 * Rachel Miner, American actress * Fernando González, Chilean tennis player August August 2 – Dingdong Dantes, Filipino actor August 3 * Teuku Rifnu Wikana, Indonesian actor * Nadia Ali, Pakistani-American singer-songwriter * Hannah Simone, British-Canadian actress * Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player August 5 – Wayne Bridge, English footballer August 6 – Will Pan, American-Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actor August 8 – Craig Breslow, American baseball pitcher August 9 * Charlie David, Canadian actor * Dominic Tabuna, Nauruan politician August 10 – Pua Magasiva, Samoan actor August 11 – Monika Pyrek, Polish pole vaulter August 12 – Maggie Lawson, American actress August 14 – Roy Williams, American football player August 16 * Julien Absalon, French mountain biker * Vanessa Carlton, American singer August 17 * Lindsey Leavitt, American author * David Legwand, American ice hockey player * Lene Marlin, Norwegian singer and musician August 18 – Damion Stewart, Jamaican footballer August 19 * Darius Campbell, Scottish singer-songwriter * Adrian Lulgjuraj, Albanian singer August 21 * Jon Lajoie, Canadian comedian * Paul Menard, American race car driver August 23 * Rex Grossman, American football player * Joanne Froggatt, British voice artist August 24 – Rachael Carpani, Australian actress August 26 * Chris Pine, American actor * Macaulay Culkin, American actor and musician August 27 – Derrick Strait, American football player August 28 * Carly Pope, Canadian actress * Debra Lafave, American teacher * Rachel Khoo, English chef, writer and broadcaster August 29 * William Levy, Cuban-American actor * David West, American basketball player September September 2 * Dany Sabourin, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender * Gerry Rosenthal, American actor September 3 * Jennie Finch, American softball player * Polina Smolova, Belarusian singer September 4 – Max Greenfield, American actor September 5 – Kevin Simm, English singer September 6 * Kerry Katona, English TV presenter and pop star * Samuel Peter, Nigerian boxer and heavyweight champion * Joseph Yobo, Nigerian footballer September 7 * Nigar Jamal, Azerbaijani singer, Eurovision Song Contest 2011 winner * Gabriel Milito, Argentine footballer * Mark Prior, American baseball player * Andriy Kyforenko, Ukrainian ice speed skater September 8 * Eric Hutchinson, American singer-songwriter * Neferteri Shepherd, African-American model and actress September 9 * Denise Quiñones, Puerto Rican actress, Miss Universe 2001 * Michelle Williams, American actress September 10 – Mikey Way, American musician September 11 – Mike Comrie, Canadian ice hockey player September 12 * Sean Burroughs, American baseball player * Yao Ming, Chinese basketball player * Hiroyuki Sawano, Japanese composer September 13 * Ben Savage, American actor * Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japanese baseball player September 15 * Ben Woolf, American actor * Jolin Tsai, Taiwanese singer * Faiz Khaleed, Malaysian astronaut September 21 * Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress * Autumn Reeser, American actress September 24 – Victoria Pendleton, English cyclist September 25 – T.I., African-American rap artist, film and music producer, actor and author September 26 – Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Swedish ice hockey players September 29 * Patrick Agyemang, Ghanaian footballer * Dallas Green, Canadian singer-songwriter * Zachary Levi, American actor and singer September 30 * Virgil Abloh, American fashion designer * Martina Hingis, Swiss tennis player * Emily Kokal, American rock vocalist, guitarist * Arisa Ogasawara, Japanese voice actress * Guillermo Rigondeaux, Cuban boxer October October 1 – Sarah Drew, American actress October 2 – Henry Bugalho, Brazilian YouTuber, writer, translator and philosopher October 3 – Daniel DeSanto, Canadian actor and voice actor October 4 * Me'Lisa Barber, American athlete * Joe Kennedy III, American lawyer * Tomáš Rosický, Czech footballer * Lucian Piane, American composer and music producer * Jason Samuels Smith, American tap dancer October 5 * Joakim Brodén, Swedish-Czech singer and songwriter * James Toseland, English motorcycle racer * Ti West, American film director October 8 * Michael Mizanin, American professional wrestler * Nick Cannon, African-American actor, comedian, rapper, entrepreneur, record producer and broadcast personality October 10 * Sherine, Egyptian singer * Lynn Hung, Hong Kong actress October 11 * Tomokazu Sugita, Japanese voice actor October 12 * Ledley King, English footballer * Nadzeya Ostapchuk, Belarusian athlete October 13 * Ashanti, African-American singer * Scott Parker, English footballer October 14 * Terrence McGee, American football player * Ben Whishaw, English actor October 15 – Tom Boonen, Belgian cyclist October 16 * Sue Bird, Israeli-American basketball player * Timana Tahu, Australian Rugby League player October 17 * Angel Parker, American actress * Justin Shenkarow, American actor * Yekaterina Gamova, Russian volleyball player October 18 * Colby Keller, American visual artist, blogger and pornographic film actor * Erin Dean, American actress * Reetinder Singh Sodhi, Indian cricket player October 19 – José Bautista, Dominican baseball player October 21 – Kim Kardashian, American socialite and television personality October 23 – Robert Belushi, American actor October 24 * Monica, African-American singer * Casey Wilson, American actress and comedian October 27 - Radhakrishnan Dhanarajan, Indian footballer October 28 * Alan Smith, English footballer * Christy Hemme, American professional wrestler October 29 – Ben Foster, American actor October 31 – Eddie Kaye Thomas, American actor and comedian November November 4 – Sabrina Colie, Jamaican actress November 5 * Luke Hemsworth, Australian actor * Christoph Metzelder, German footballer * Essaï Altounian, French-Armenian actor, singer-songwriter, keyboardist and music producer November 6 – Anri Jokhadze, Georgian pop singer November 7 – Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast November 9 – Vanessa Lachey, American television personality, fashion model, and beauty queen November 10 – Calvin Chen, Taiwanese pop singer November 11 – Willie Parker, American football player November 12 – Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor and musician November 13 – Monique Coleman, American actress November 15 – Kevin Staut, French equestrian November 16 – Kayte Christensen, American basketball player November 17 – Isaac Hanson, American musician November 18 * Denny Hamlin, American race car driver * Dustin Kensrue, Canadian singer * François Duval, Belgian rally driver * Junichi Okada, Japanese singer * Luke Chadwick, English footballer * Mathew Baynton, English actor and writer November 19 * Tofik Dibi, Dutch politician * Adele Silva, English actress and model November 21 * Hank Blalock, American baseball player * Hiroyuki Tomita, Japanese gymnast * Elaine Yiu, Hong Kong actress November 22 – David Artell, English footballer November 23 – Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player November 24 * Beth Phoenix, American professional wrestler * Edhie Yudhoyono, Indonesian politician November 25 * Rowly Dennis, English actor * John-Michael Liles, American hockey player * Nick Swisher, American baseball player November 26 – Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer November 28 – Lisa Middelhauve, German singer November 29 * Jason Griffith, American actor and voice actor * Janina Gavankar, American actress and musician * Ilias Kasidiaris, Greek politician December December 1 * Angelique Bates, American actress, comedian, and rapper * Joel A. Sutherland, Canadian author December 3 * Anna Chlumsky, American actress * Jenna Dewan, American actress * Jim Sorgi, American football player December 5 * Ibrahim Maalouf, Lebanese-born French trumpeter * Shizuka Itō, Japanese voice actress December 6 * Steve Lovell, English footballer * Kei Yasuda, Japanese singer December 7 – John Terry, English footballer December 8 * Nick Nevern, British actor and director * Lisa Kelly, American truck driver December 9 * Simon Helberg, American actor, comedian and musician * Ryder Hesjedal, Canadian professional cyclist December 10 * Sarah Chang, American violinist * Kate Reinders, American actress and singer December 13 * Satoshi Tsumabuki, Japanese actor * Bosco Wong, Hong Kong actor December 15 * Neil McDermott, English actor * Sergio Pizzorno, English guitarist and songwriter December 16 – Axle Whitehead, Australian actor and singer-songwriter December 18 * Baron Vaughn, American actor and comedian * Christina Aguilera, American singer, songwriter, actress and television personality December 19 * Marla Sokoloff, American actress * Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor December 20 * Ashley Cole, English footballer * Chris Edwards, English musician * Fitz Hall, English footballer December 22 * Chris Carmack, American actor * Matt Parker, Australian author December 23 – Cody Ross, American baseball player December 25 – Laura Sadler, English actress December 27 * Bernard Berrian, American football player * Cesaro, Swiss professional wrestler December 31 * Beto Gonçalves, Brazilian-born Indonesian footballer * Richie McCaw, New Zealand rugby player Deaths January
January 1 * Adolph Deutsch, American composer * Pietro Nenni, Italian politician * Frank Wykoff, American Olympic athlete * Irene Aloisi, Italian actress January 2 – Alessandro Bruschetti, Italian artist January 3 – Joy Adamson, Austrian-born conservationist and author January 7 – Simonne Mathieu, French tennis champion January 8 – John Mauchly, American physicist and inventor January 10 * Bo Rein, American football coach * George Meany, American labor leader January 11 – Barbara Pym, English novelist January 13 – Andre Kostelanetz, Russian conductor and arranger January 17 – Barbara Britton, American actress January 18 – Sir Cecil Beaton, English photographer January 19 – William O. Douglas, American Supreme Court Justice January 21 – Georges Painvin, French cryptographer January 22 * Walter Pym, Australian actor * Teresa Noce, Italian labor leader, activist, and journalist January 23 – Leonard Strong, American actor January 24 – Lil Dagover, German actress January 25 – David Newell, American actor January 27 * Hans Aeschbacher, Swiss sculptor * Peppino De Filippo, Italian actor * Sir Eric Wyndham White, British administrator and economist, first Director-General of the GATT January 28 – Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer January 29 – Jimmy Durante, American actor, singer and comedian January 30 * Maria Bolognesi, Italian Roman Catholic laywoman, mystic and blessed * Professor Longhair, American musician * Warren Smith, American singer and guitarist January 31 – Eduardo Cáceres, Guatemalan politician February February 1 – Jack Bailey, American actor February 2 * Hanna Rovina, Russian-born Israeli actress * William Howard Stein, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate February 6 – Albert Kotin, American abstract expressionist painter February 7 – Sir Richard Williams, Royal Australian Air Force officer February 8 * Isadora Bennett, American publicity agent * Nikos Xilouris, Greek pop singer * Francesco Zucchetti, French Olympic cyclist February 9 – Tom Macdonald, British journalist and novelist February 10 – Wels Eicke, Australian rules football player February 11 – R. C. Majumdar, Indian historian February 12 – Muriel Rukeyser, American poet February 13 – David Janssen, American actor February 14 – Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor February 17 * Jerry Fielding, American conductor and music director * Graham Sutherland, English artist February 18 – Gale Robbins, American singer and actress February 19 * Robert Morrison, British Olympic rower * Bon Scott, Scottish-born Australian rock singer February 20 * Joseph Banks Rhine, American parapsychologist * Alice Longworth, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt's daughter, wife of Nicholas Longworth February 21 – Aldo Andreotti, Italian mathematician February 22 – Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian painter and poet February 23 * Enrico Celio, Swiss politician, 49th President of the Swiss Confederation * Robert Hayden, American poet February 24 * Michael Browne, Irish Roman Catholic prelate * Clement Martyn Doke, South African linguist February 26 – Mario Mattoli, Italian director and screenwriter February 27 * George Tobias, American actor * Shin'ichi Hisamatsu, Japanese philosopher February 28 – James Goff, American football and basketball head coach February 29 * Yigal Allon, Israeli politician and army general * Gil Elvgren, American pin-up artist March March 1 * Dixie Dean, English football player * Daniil Khrabrovitsky, Soviet film director * Wilhelmina, Dutch-born American high-fashion model and owner of model agency March 3 – Roger Davis, American actor March 5 – Jay Silverheels, American actor March 6 – Barbara Brukalska, Polish architect March 9 – Nikolay Bogolyubov, Soviet and Russian actor March 10 – Herman Tarnower, American medical doctor and diet guru March 11 – Maud Hart Lovelace, American author March 13 – Roland Symonette, 1st Premier of the Bahamas March 14 * Anna Jantar, Polish singer * Mohammad Hatta, Indonesia's first vice president * Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, Spanish naturalist and television presenter March 17 – Boun Oum, 4th Prime Minister of Laos March 18 * Jessica Dragonette, American singer * Elsa Goveia, Guyanese-born Jamaican scholar * Erich Fromm, German-born psychologist and philosopher * Louise Lovely, Australian actress * Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-born painter March 21 – Peter Stoner, American mathematician, astronomer and Christian apologist March 24 * John Barrie, Welsh actor * Pierre Etchebaster, French real tennis player * Óscar Romero, Salvadorian Roman Catholic archbishop March 25 * Erminio Macario, Italian actor * Walter Susskind, Czech conductor * James Wright, American poet * Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist March 26 * Roland Barthes, French literary critic and writer March 28 * Helena Bochořáková-Dittrichová, Czechoslovak illustrator * James Hayes, American-born Filipino Roman Catholic, Jesuit archbishop, missionary and servant of God * Dick Haymes, Argentine actor and singer March 29 – Mantovani, Italian-born conductor and arranger March 30 * David Sharpe, American actor * Tôn Đức Thắng, 2nd President of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam March 31 * Vladimír Holan, Czech poet * Jesse Owens, American Olympic athlete April April 2 – Stanley Forman Reed, American Supreme Court Justice April 4 – Red Sovine, American country and folk singer-songwriter April 6 * John Collier, English writer * Nils Ericson, Swedish actor April 8 – Bill Eastman, British army officer April 9 – Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr, Iraqi cleric and philosopher April 10 – Kay Medford, American actress and singer April 11 – Ümit Kaftancıoğlu, Turkish writer April 12 * Clark McConachy, New Zealand snooker and billiards player * William Tolbert, 20th President of Liberia April 13 – Karl Stegger, Danish actor April 15 * Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and writer, Nobel Prize laureate * Raymond Bailey, American actor * Marshall Reed, American film and television actor April 18 – Antonio Caponigro, American gangster April 19 * Charles Seel, American actor * Tony Beckley, English character actor April 20 * Katherine Kennicott Davis, American composer * Helmut Käutner, German director April 21 * Alexander Oparin, Soviet biochemist * Sohrab Sepehri, Persian poet and painter April 22 * Jane Froman, American singer and actress * Fritz Strassmann, German chemist April 24 – Alejo Carpentier, Cuban writer April 26 – Cicely Courtneidge, British actress April 27 * Mario Bava, Italian director * John Culshaw, British recording producer and musicologist April 28 – Thomas G. W. Settle, American record-setting balloonist and admiral April 29 – Alfred Hitchcock, British film director April 30 – Luis Muñoz Marín, the first elected Governor of Puerto Rico May May 1 – Henry Levin, American film director and actor May 2 * George Pal, Hungarian-born animator and producer * Clarrie Grimmett, New Zealand-born cricketer May 4 * Kay Hammond, English actress * Josip Broz Tito, Croatian-born Yugoslav communist military and political leader, 19th Prime Minister of Yugoslavia and 1st President of Yugoslavia May 5 – Isabel Briggs Myers, American psychological theorist and co-creator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator May 7 * Isla Cameron, British actress * Margaret Cole, British politician May 8 – Geoffrey Baker, English field marshal May 9 * Prince Himalaya of Nepal * Kate Molale, South African anti-apartheid activist May 12 – Lillian Roth, American actress May 14 *Carl Ebert, German theatre and opera director * Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor *Fatmawati, inaugural First Lady of Indonesia May 16 * José Calvo, Spanish actor * Marin Preda, Romanian writer May 18 * David A. Johnston, American volcanologist * Ian Curtis, English musician and singer * Reid Blackburn, photojournalist for National Geographic * Harry R. Truman, Owner/Operator of Mt. St. Helens Lodge May 20 – Jack Walsh, Australian cricketer May 21 – Ida Kamińska, Polish-born Jewish actress, playwright and translator May 25 – George West, British Anglican missionary May 28 – Rolf Nevanlinna, Finnish mathematician May 30 – Carl Radle, American bassist June June 1 – Rube Marquard, American baseball player and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame June 6 – Gualtiero De Angelis, Italian actor and voice actor June 7 * Richard Bonelli, American opera baritone * Elizabeth Craig, British chef and writer * Lillian Dean, Australian photographer and local politician * Salvator Gotta, Italian writer * Philip Guston, American painter * Henry Miller, American writer * Marian Spychalski, Polish architect and politician, former head of State June 8 * Ernst Busch, German singer and actor * Alfredo Brilhante da Costa, Brazilian football player June 9 – Shyam Kumari Khan, Indian lawyer June 12 * Billy Butlin, South African-born Canadian founder of Butlins Holiday Camps * Masayoshi Ōhira, Japanese politician, 43rd Prime Minister of Japan * Milburn Stone, American actor June 13 – Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure June 14 – Sante Spessotto, Italian Roman Catholic priest and saint June 18 – Terence Fisher, British director June 20 – Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet June 21 – Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter June 23 * Clyfford Still, American painter * John Laurie, Scottish actor * V. V. Giri, Indian politician and 4th President of India June 24 – Boris Kaufman, Russian cinematographer June 26 – Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch Ignatius Jacob III June 27 – Carey McWilliams, American author, editor and lawyer June 28 – José Iturbi, Spanish conductor and musician June 29 – Jorge Basadre, Peruvian historian July July – Robert Brackman, American painter July 1 – C. P. Snow, British physicist and novelist July 3 * Deng Hua, Chinese general * Abdelhamid Sharaf, 51st Prime Minister of Jordan July 4 – Gregory Bateson, British anthropologist, anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, semiotician and cyberneticist July 6 – Gail Patrick, American actress July 7 * Prince Dmitri Alexandrovich of Russia * Reginald Gardiner, English actor * Dore Schary, American film writer, director and producer * Dan White, American actor July 8 – Rudolf Creutz, Austrian criminal July 9 – Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian writer, poet and diplomat July 13 – Seretse Khama, 1st President of Botswana July 15 – Ben Selvin, American orchestra leader and recording artist July 17 * Red Barry, American actor * Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician July 19 – Nihat Erim, Turkish politician and jurist, 30th Prime Minister of Turkey July 20 – Lado Gudiashvili, Soviet painter July 21 – Salah al-Din al-Bitar, Syrian politician, 2-time Prime Minister of Syria July 22 – Hans-Georg Bürger, German racing driver July 23 – Keith Godchaux, American musician July 24 – Peter Sellers, British comedian and actor July 25 * Tony Catalano, American football player * Vladimir Vysotsky, Soviet singer-songwriter, poet and actor July 26 * Allen Hoskins, American actor * Kenneth Tynan, English theatre critic July 27 – Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran July 28 – Maria Luisa Monteiro da Cunha, Brazilian librarian July 30 – Lucien Dalsace, French actor July 31 * Pascual Jordan, German physicist * Bobby Van, American actor, singer, and dancer * Mohammed Rafi, Indian playback singer August August 1 * Patrick Depailler, French racing driver * Strother Martin, American actor August 2 – Donald Ogden Stewart, American writer August 4 – *Susan G. Komen, 36, American model for whom The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is named. *Ioan Arhip, Romanian general August 9 * Harry Bell, Australian footballer * Jacqueline "Jackie" Cochran, American pilot * Elliott Nugent, American actor August 10 * Gareth Evans, British philosopher * Yahya Khan, Pakistani general and statesman, 3rd President of Pakistan August 14 – Dorothy Stratten, Canadian actress and model August 15 – William Hood Simpson, American general August 18 – Arman, Iranian-born Soviet actor August 19 – Otto Frank, German father of Jewish diarist Anne Frank August 20 – Joe Dassin, American-born French singer-songwriter August 22 – Norman Shelley, British actor August 24 – Yootha Joyce, British actress August 25 – Gower Champion, American theatre director, choreographer and dancer August 26 – Tex Avery, American animator and director August 27 – Douglas Kenney, comedy writer and author September September 3 * Barbara O'Neil, American actress * Dirch Passer, Danish actor * Duncan Renaldo, American actor September 4 * Pepe Abad, Spanish-born Chilean television presenter and radio host * George Murray Burnett, British mathematician and chemist September 5 – Don Banks, Australian composer September 6 – Hale Woodruff, American artist September 8 – Willard Libby, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate September 9 – Manzoor Ali Khan, Pakistani classical singer September 12 – Lillian Randolph, American actress September 14 – Domingo Acedo, Spanish football player September 15 – Bill Evans, American jazz pianist September 16 * Jean Piaget, Swiss psychologist * Julio Franco Arango, Colombian Roman Catholic bishop September 17 – Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Nicataguan politician, President of Nicaragua September 18 – Katherine Anne Porter, American author September 19 – Sol Lesser, American film producer September 23 – Jacobus Johannes Fouché, 5th President of South Africa September 25 * John Bonham, British rock drummer * Lewis Milestone, American film director * Marie Under, Estonian poet September 30 * John McGuire, American actor * Peter, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein October October 2 – John Kotelawala, Sri Lanka soldier and politician, 3rd Prime Minister of Ceylon October 6 – Hattie Jacques, British actress October 7 – Sydney Gordon Russell, English designer and craftsman October 10 *Billie Thomas, American actor *Elizabeth Rummel, German-Canadian mountaineer and environmental activist October 12 – Alberto Demicheli, Uruguayan political figure, former President of Uruguay October 15 – Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark October 18 – Hans Ehard, German lawyer and politician October 21 * Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician after whom Asperger syndrome was named * Valko Chervenkov, Bulgarian Communist leader and statesman, 34th Prime Minister of Bulgaria * Edelmiro Julián Farrell, Argentine general, 28th President of Argentina October 23 – Mariano Suárez, Ecuadorian politician, 27th President of Ecuador October 25 *Virgil Fox, American organist * Víctor Galíndez, Argentine boxer * Sahir Ludhianvi, Urdu/Hindustani poet and Hindi film lyricist October 26 – Marcelo Caetano, Portuguese politician and scholar, 101st Prime Minister of Portugal October 27 * Steve Peregrin Took, British rock musician * John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate October 29 – Giorgio Borġ Olivier, Maltese politician and statesman, 7th Prime Minister of Malta October 31 * Elizebeth Smith Friedman, American cryptographer * Jan Werich, Czech actor, playwright and writer November November 1 – Walker County Jane Doe, unidentified murder victim November 4 * Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer * Johnny Owen, Welsh professional boxer November 7 – Steve McQueen, American actor November 9 * Gloria Guinness, Mexican-born American fashion icon * Carmel Myers, American actress * Victor Sen Yung, American actor November 16 * Boris Aronson, Russian set designer * Imogen Hassall, English actress November 18 – Conn Smythe, Canadian NHL coach November 19 – E. J. Bowen, English chemist November 20 * Avtandil Gogoberidze, Soviet football player * John McEwen, Australian politician, 18th Prime Minister of Australia November 21 – Sara García, Mexican actress November 22 * Norah McGuinness, Northern Irish painter and illustrator * Mae West, American actress * Leonard Barr, American stand-up comic, actor, and dancer November 24 *George Raft, American actor *Molly Reilly, Canadian aviator November 26 – Rachel Roberts, British actress November 27 – F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect November 29 * Dorothy Day, American journalist, activist, Roman Catholic convert and Servant of God * Babe London, American actress and comedian December December 2 * Jean Donovan, American Roman Catholic missionary * Murder of the Three American Roman Catholic fellow missionaries by Salvadorian military: ** Maura Clarke ** Ita Ford ** Dorothy Kazel * Romain Gary, Lithuanian-born writer December 3 – Sir Oswald Mosley, British fascist leader December 4 * Francisco de Sá Carneiro, Portuguese lawyer, 109th Prime Minister of Portugal * Stanisława Walasiewicz, Polish-born runner December 7 – Darby Crash, American rock songwriter, singer December 8 – John Lennon, English singer-songwriter and guitarist December 10 – Patriarch Benedict I of Jerusalem December 11 – Dorothy West, American actress December 12 * Bruno Bartolozzi, Italian composer * Erich Jantsch, Austrian astrophysicist * Severino Montano, Filipino actor, director and playwright December 14 * Elston Howard, American baseball player * Nichita Smochină, Moldovan activist December 16 * Colonel Sanders, American fast-food entrepreneur * Hellmuth Walter, German engineer and inventor * Peter Collinson, British film director December 17 – Chiang Kuei, Chinese novelist December 18 * Frances Fuller, American actress * Alexei Kosygin, Soviet politician, Premier of the Soviet Union * Sir Albert Margai, 2nd Prime Minister of Sierra Leone December 19 * Héctor José Cámpora, Argentine Peronist politician, 38th President of Argentina December 21 * Nelson Rodrigues, Brazilian playwright, journalist and novelist * Marc Connelly, American playwright December 23 – Frank Norman, English novelist, playwright and autobiographer December 24 * Karl Dönitz, German admiral and 4th President of Germany * Heikki Liimatainen, Finnish Olympic athlete * Siggie Nordstrom, American model, actress, entertainer, socialite and lead singer December 25 – Victoria Drummond, first woman marine engineer in Britain December 26 – Richard Chase, American serial killer December 28 * Alfredo Barrera Vásquez, Mexican anthropologist * Sam Levene, American actor December 29 – Tim Hardin, American musician December 30 – Giuseppe Carraro, Italian Roman Catholic bishop and venerable December 31 * Marshall McLuhan, Canadian author and professor * Raoul Walsh, American film director Date Unknown Nureddine Rifai, 25th Prime Minister of Lebanon Nobel Prizes Physics – James Watson Cronin, Val Logsdon Fitch Chemistry – Paul Berg, Walter Gilbert, Frederick Sanger Medicine – Baruj Benacerraf, Jean Dausset, George D. 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