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1980 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1980
MCMLXXX
Ab urbe condita2733
Armenian calendar1429
ԹՎ ՌՆԻԹ
Assyrian calendar6730
Bahá'í calendar136–137
Balinese saka calendar1901–1902
Bengali calendar1387
Berber calendar2930
British Regnal year28 Eliz. 2 – 29 Eliz. 2
Buddhist calendar2524
Burmese calendar1342
Byzantine calendar7488–7489
Chinese calendar己未(Earth Goat)
4676 or 4616
    — to —
庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
4677 or 4617
Coptic calendar1696–1697
Discordian calendar3146
Ethiopian calendar1972–1973
Hebrew calendar5740–5741
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2036–2037
 - Shaka Samvat1901–1902
 - Kali Yuga5080–5081
Holocene calendar11980
Igbo calendar980–981
Iranian calendar1358–1359
Islamic calendar1400–1401
Japanese calendarShōwa 55
(昭和55年)
Javanese calendar1912–1913
Juche calendar69
Julian calendarGregorian minus 13 days
Korean calendar4313
Minguo calendarROC 69
民國69年
Nanakshahi calendar512
Thai solar calendar2523
Tibetan calendar阴土羊年
(female Earth-Goat)
2106 or 1725 or 953
    — to —
阳金猴年
(male Iron-Monkey)
2107 or 1726 or 954
Unix time315532800 – 347155199

1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1980th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 980th year of the , the 80th year of the , and the 1st year of the decade.

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Events

January

  • January 1 – Changes to the Swedish Act of Succession make Princess Victoria of Sweden first in line to the throne ("heir apparent") 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 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 11Nigel Short, 14, becomes the youngest chess player to be awarded the degree of International Master.
  • January 20
  • January 21
    • The London Gold Fixing hits its highest price ever (adjusted for inflation), at US$850 a troy ounce.Template:Clarify
    • Template:MS is beached at Brighton, becoming a temporary tourist attraction.
    • At least 200 people are killed when the Corralejas Bullring collapses at Sincelejo, Colombia.
  • January 22Andrei 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 26Israel and Egypt establish diplomatic relations.[1]
  • January 27Canadian 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 29 – The Rubik's cube makes its international debut at The British Toy and Hobby Fair, Earl's Court, London.[2]
  • January 31 – 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 hostage crisis.

February

  • February 2Abscam: FBI personnel target members of the Congress of the United States in a sting operation.Template:Fix
  • February 23 – The New Mexico State Penitentiary riot takes place; 33 inmates are killed and more than 100 inmates injured.
  • February 4Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini names Abolhassan Banisadr as president of Iran.
  • 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.
  • February 19AC/DC frontman Bon Scott dies after a night of heavy drinking
  • 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 23Ayatollah 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.
    • Iran recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

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.[3]
  • March 4Robert Mugabe is elected Prime Minister of Zimbabwe.
  • March 8 – The Soviet Union's first rock music festival starts.
  • March 14LOT 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 1920 – The Template:MV, the ship housing pirate radio station Radio Caroline, sinks off the English coast (the station returns aboard a new ship in 1983).
  • March 21
  • March 22 – The Georgia Guidestones are erected in Elbert County, Georgia.
  • March 24
    • The Australia Olympic Committee announces it will send an Olympic delegation to Moscow, despite objections by Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser.
    • 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 1.2 miles (1.9 kilometers), 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.
    • Sierra Leone recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • March 28Talpiot Tomb is found in Jerusalem.
  • March 31Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad operates its final train.

April

  • April 1
    • The Southern African Development Coordination Conference (SADCC) is formed in Lusaka, Zambia.
    • The Mariel boatlift from Cuba begins.
    • 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.
  • 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
    • Samuel Kanyon Doe takes over Liberia in a coup d'état, ending over 130 years of democratic presidential succession in that country.
    • Terry Fox begins his Marathon of Hope from St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada.
  • April 14Iron Maiden's debut self-titled album Iron Maiden is released.
  • April 15Libya and Syria recognize the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • April 18Zimbabwe gains de jure independence from the United Kingdom; Robert Mugabe becomes Prime Minister.
  • April 21Rosie Ruiz wins the Boston Marathon, but is later exposed as a fraud and stripped of her award.
  • April 24Pennsylvania Lottery Scandal: the Pennsylvania Lottery is rigged by 6 men including the host of the live TV drawing, Nick Perry.
  • April 2425Operation 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 25Dan-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 26Louise and Charmian Faulkner disappear from outside their flat in St Kilda, Victoria, Australia.
  • April 27 – The Dominican embassy siege ends with all hostages released and the guerrillas flying to Cuba.
  • April 28Swaziland recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • April 30
    • Iranian Embassy siege: Six Iranian-born terrorists take over the Iranian embassy in London, UK. SAS retakes the Embassy on May 5; 1 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 Chicago (magazine) contains the first recorded use of the word "yuppie".[4]
  • May 2Referendum on system of government held in Nepal.
  • May 4Yugoslav 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 7Paul Geidel, convicted of second-degree murder in 1911, is released from prison in Beacon, New York, after 68 years and 245 days (the longest-ever time served by an inmate).
  • May 8 – Global eradication of smallpox endorsed by the World Health Assembly
  • May 9
    • In Florida, the Liberian freighter Summit Venture hits the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay. A 1,400-foot section of the bridge collapses and 35 people (most in a bus) 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 – Mobster Henry Hill is arrested for drug possession.
  • May 14Botswana recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • 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 4 white police officers of killing Arthur McDuffie, a black insurance executive, provoking 3 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 kills 57 and causes US$3 billion in damage.
    • Ian Curtis, singer/songwriter of acclaimed post-punk band Joy Division, is found hanged.
  • May 1827Gwangju Uprising: Students in Gwangju, South Korea begin demonstrations, calling for democratic reforms.
  • May 201980 Quebec referendum: Voters in Quebec reject by a vote of 60% a proposal to seek independence from Canada.
  • May 21The Empire Strikes Back is released.
  • May 22Pac-Man (the best-selling 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 six overtime of the 1980 Stanley Cup Finals over the Philadelphia Flyers.
  • May 25Indianapolis 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.
    • Vernon Jordan is shot and critically injured in an assassination attempt in Fort Wayne, Indiana by Joseph Paul Franklin (the first major news story for CNN).
  • May 28 – A fiery bus crash near the small village of Webb, Saskatchewan claims 22 lives.[5]

June

  • June 1 – The first 24-hour news channel Cable News Network (CNN) is launched.
  • June 3A series of deadly tornadoes strikes Grand Island, Nebraska, causing over $300m in damage, killing 5 people and injuring over 250.
  • June 9 – In Los Angeles, comedian Richard Pryor is badly burned trying to freebase cocaine.
  • June 10
    • Apartheid: The African National Congress in South Africa publishes a statement by their imprisoned leader Nelson Mandela.[6]
    • A Unabomber bomb injures United Airlines president Percy Wood in Lake Forest, Illinois.
  • June 20Augusta AVA becomes the first federally recognized American Viticultural Area.
  • June 23September 6 – The 1980 United States heat wave claims 1,700 lives.
  • June 23Tim Berners-Lee begins work on ENQUIRE,[7] the system that will eventually lead to the creation of the World Wide Web in fall of 1990.
  • June 25 – A Muslim Brotherhood assassination attempt against Syrian president Hafez al-Assad fails. Assad retaliates by sending the army against them.
  • June 26Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 crashes into the sea near Palermo after an explosion occurs in the air; 81 people die. A bomb or a missile is suspected to be the cause of the accident but no culprits are ever found.
  • June 27 – 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 29Vigdís Finnbogadóttir is elected President of Iceland making her the first woman democratically elected as head of state.

July

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July 10: Fire at Alexandra Palace.

  • July 4Chad and Mali recognize the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • July 8 – A wave of strikes begins in Lublin, Poland.
  • July 9
    • Pope John Paul II visits Brazil; 7 people are crushed to death in a crowd meeting him.
    • Zimbabwe recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • July 15 – A severe and destructive thunderstorm strikes 4 counties in western Wisconsin, including the city of Eau Claire. It causes over $250m in damage, and 1 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 19 – Former Turkish Prime Minister Nihat Erim is killed by 2 gunmen in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • July 19August 3 – The 1980 Summer Olympics are held in Moscow, Soviet Union.
  • July 25 – The album Back in Black is released by the Australian band AC/DC.
  • July 27Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, deposed Shah of Iran, dies in Cairo.
  • July 30
    • Vanuatu gains independence.
    • Israel's Knesset passes the Jerusalem Law.

August

  • August 2 – A terrorist bombing at the railway station in Bologna, Italy kills 85 people and wounds more than 200.
  • August 2 – Moscow Olympic Games football final: Czechoslovakia - GDR
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Moscow Olympic Games on August 2, 1980

  • August 731Lech Wałęsa leads the first of many strikes at the Gdańsk Shipyard.
  • August 10 – Hurricane Allen (category 3) pounds southeastern Texas.
  • August 14 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter defeats Senator Edward Kennedy to win renomination, at the 1980 Democratic National Convention in New York City.
  • August 14Dorothy 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 (Uluru), 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 in the communist bloc free organization (not controlled by regime) "Solidarność" i.e. Solidarity.

September

  • September 1Terry 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 2Ford Europe launches the Escort MK3, a new front-wheel drive hatchback.
  • September 3Zimbabwe breaks diplomatic and consular relations with South Africa, even though it maintains a commercial mission in Johannesburg.
  • September 5 – The St. Gotthard Tunnel opens in Switzerland as the world's longest highway tunnel at 10.14 miles (16.32 km), stretching from Göschenen to Airolo.
  • September 12Kenan 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 21Bülent Ulusu, ex admiral, forms the new government of Turkey (44th government, composed mostly of technocrats).
  • 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, the capital of the Estonian SSR, are quickly put down. Similar riots are organized on 1 October.
  • September 26
    • 13 people are killed and 211 injured in the Oktoberfest terror attack.
    • The Mariel boatlift officially ends.
  • September 27 – The Richmond Football Club defeats Collingwood by 81 points in the VFL Grand Final (They have yet to win another premiership since).
  • September 29 – The Washington Post publishes Janet Cooke's story of Jimmy, an 8-year-old heroin addict (later proven to be fabricated).
  • September 30Digital 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
    • Associated Newspapers announces that The Evening News will close and merge with the Evening Standard.
  • October 3
    • 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 5British 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 Mw El Asnam earthquake shakes northern Algeria with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), 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 – The Fraser Government is re-elected for a third consecutive term in Australia with a reduced majority.
  • October 20 – In continuous production since 1962, the last MGB roadster rolls off the assembly line at the Abingdon factory, ending production for the MG marque.[8]
  • 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 – 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 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.
    • Costa Rica recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
  • 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 CESDAP plan is extended indefinitely.
  • November 4United States presidential election, 1980: Republican challenger and former Governor Ronald Reagan of California defeats incumbent Democratic President Jimmy Carter, exactly 1 year after the beginning of the Iran hostage crisis.
  • November 10November 12Voyager program: The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn, when it flies within 77,000 miles 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.
    • A Texaco oil rig breaks through to a mine under Lake Peigneur.
  • November 21
    • A fire at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip kills 85 people.
    • A then-record number of viewers (for an entertainment program) tune into the U.S. soap opera Dallas to learn who shot lead character J. R. Ewing. The "Who shot J.R.?" event is an international obsession.
  • November 23 – The 6.9 Mw Irpinia earthquake shakes southern Italy with a maximum Mercalli intensity of X (Extreme), killing 2,483–4,900, and injuring 7,700–8,934.
  • November 27Vanuatu recognizes the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

December

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December 8: Former Beatles member John Lennon is shot dead outside his home in New York.

  • December 2 – American missionary Jean Donovan and three Roman Catholic nuns are murdered by a military death squad in El Salvador while volunteering to do charity work during the country's civil war.
  • December 4Led Zeppelin issue a press release announcing their break-up due to the death of their drummer John Bonham.
  • December 8John Lennon is shot dead outside his apartment in New York City by Mark David Chapman.
  • December 11CERCLA is enacted by the U.S. Congress.
  • December 14 – Four people are murdered at Bob's Big Boy on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles and 4 others are injured by two armed robbers, in what is one of the city's most brutal crimes ever.
  • December 15 – The Academia de la Llingua Asturiana (Academy of the Asturian language) is created.
  • December 16 – During a summit on the island of Bali, OPEC decides to raise the price of petroleum by 10%.

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 Connecticut, Quebec City, Alberta, and Manitoba to the league.
    • Accompanying the newly added Edmonton Oilers as the first team in Alberta, the Atlanta Flames move to Calgary.

World population

World population
1980 1975 1985
50px   World 4,434,682,000 4,068,109,000 10px 366,573,000 4,830,979,000 10px 396,297,000
50px   Africa 469,618,000 408,160,000 10px 61,458,000 541,814,000 10px 72,196,000
50px    Asia 2,632,335,000 2,397,512,000 10px 234,823,000 2,887,552,000 10px 255,217,000
50px Europe 692,431,000 675,542,000 10px 16,889,000 706,009,000 10px 13,578,000
50px Latin America
& Caribbean
361,401,000 321,906,000 10px 39,495,000 401,469,000 10px 40,068,000
50px   North
America
256,068,000 243,425,000 10px 12,643,000 269,456,000 10px 13,388,000
50px Oceania 22,828,000 21,564,000 10px 1,264,000 24,678,000 10px 1,850,000

Births

January

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Zooey Deschanel

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Xavi

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Marat Safin

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Nick Carter

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Wilmer Valderrama

  • January 1
    • Richie Faulkner, British rock guitarist (Judas Priest)
    • Mark Nichols, Canadian curler
    • Elin Nordegren, Swedish model
  • January 8
    • Adam Goodes, Australian rules footballer
    • Rachel Nichols, American actress
  • January 9Sergio García, Spanish golfer
  • January 10Sarah Shahi, American actress of Iranian and Spanish descent
  • January 11Lovieanne Jung, American softball player
  • January 12Ameriie, American singer
  • January 13LaKisha Jones, American singer
  • January 14
    • 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 16
    • Albert Pujols, Dominican Major League Baseball player
    • Michelle Wild, Hungarian actress
    • Lin-Manuel Miranda, American actor, composer, rapper, and writer, best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals Hamilton and In the Heights
  • January 17
    • Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Ukrainian-American dance champion, choreographer, and instructor; brother of Valentin Chmerkovskiy
    • Zooey Deschanel, American actress, singer, and musician, co-founder of HelloGiggles
  • January 18
    • Estelle, British singer and actress
    • Julius Peppers, American football player
    • Jason Segel, American actor and comedian
  • January 19
    • Jenson Button, British racecar driver
    • 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 (Bullet for My Valentine)
  • January 21
    • Nana Mizuki, Japanese voice actress and singer
    • Kevin McKenna, Canadian footballer
  • January 22
    • Jake Grove, American football player
    • Christopher Masterson, American actor
    • Adam Tuominen, Australian 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 26Sanae Kobayashi, Japanese voice actress
  • January 27Marat Safin, Russian tennis player
  • January 28Nick Carter, American pop singer (Backstreet Boys)
  • January 29
    • Yael Bar Zohar, Israeli actress and model
    • Jason James Richter, American actor
  • January 30Wilmer Valderrama, Venezuelan/Colombian-American comedian
  • January 31K.Maro, Canadian singer-songwriter

February

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Christina Ricci

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Jason Ritter

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Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

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Chelsea Clinton

  • February 2
    • Zhang Jingchu, Chinese actress
    • Nina Zilli, Italian singer-songwriter
  • February 5
    • Jo Swinson, British MP
    • Robin Vik, Czech tennis player
    • Paul DelVecchio, American reality show personality
  • February 6
    • Kim Poirier, Canadian actress
    • Luke Ravenstahl, American mayor of Pittsburgh
    • Mamiko Noto, Japanese voice actress
  • February 8Yang Wei, Chinese gymnast
  • February 10
  • February 11Matthew Lawrence, American actor (Boy Meets World)
  • February 12
    • Juan Carlos Ferrero, Spanish tennis player
    • Christina Ricci, American actress
    • Gucci Mane, American rapper
  • February 14Michelle Ye, Hong Kong actress
  • February 15
    • Conor Oberst, American singer/songwriter
    • Petr Elfimov, Belarusian singer
  • February 16Ashley 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 (soccer) goalkeeper
    • Yuichi Nakamura, Japanese voice actor
  • February 21
    • Brad Fast, Canadian ice hockey player
    • Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, King of Bhutan
  • February 24Emma Johnson, Australian swimmer
  • February 25Chris and Christy Knowings, American actors
  • February 26Júlio César da Silva e Souza, Brazilian footballer
  • February 27Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
  • February 28
    • Tayshaun Prince, American basketball player
    • Piotr Giza, Polish footballer
  • February 29
    • Simon Gagné, Canadian hockey player
    • Peter Scanavino, American actor

March

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Laura Prepon

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Johan Olsson, 2010 & 2014 Olympic gold medalist

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Ronaldinho

  • March 1Shahid Afridi, Pakistani cricketer
  • March 2
    • Chris Barker, English footballer
    • Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (d. 2010)
  • March 4
    • Jung Da-bin, Korean actress (d. 2007)
    • Omar Bravo, Mexican footballer
    • Jack Hannahan, American baseball infielder
  • March 5Jessica Boehrs, German singer and actress
  • March 7Laura Prepon, American actress
  • March 9Matthew Gray Gubler, American actor and director.
  • March 11Gabriela Pichler, Swedish film director and screenwriter
  • March 13Caron Butler, American basketball player
  • March 14Aaron Brown, English footballer
  • March 16Todd Heap, American football player
  • March 17Katie Morgan, American porn actress and radio host
  • March 18Alexei Yagudin, Russian figure skater
  • March 19
    • Agnes Pihlava, Finnish pop singer
    • Johan Olsson, Swedish cross country skier
  • March 20
    • Jamal Crawford, American basketball player
    • Hamada Helal, Egyptian singer
  • March 21
    • Marit Bjørgen, Norwegian cross-country skier
    • Ronaldinho, Brazilian footballer
    • Deryck Whibley, Canadian singer, songwriter, and musician (Sum 41)
  • March 23Russell Howard, English comedian
  • March 29Andy Scott-Lee, British singer (3SL)
  • March 30Yalın, Turkish pop singer and songwriter
  • March 31
    • Chien-Ming Wang, Taiwanese Major League Baseball player
    • Maaya Sakamoto, Japanese voice actress, actress and singer

April

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Randy Orton

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Charlie Hunnam

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Waylon

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Daniel MacPherson

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  • April 1
    • Bijou Phillips, American actress and socialite
    • Randy Orton, American professional wrestler
    • Yūko Takeuchi, Japanese actress
  • April 4Björn Wirdheim, Swedish race car driver
  • April 8Ben Freeman, British actor
  • 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 11Mark Teixeira, American baseball player
  • April 12Brian McFadden, Irish rock singer (Westlife)
  • April 13
    • Colleen Clinkenbeard, American voice actress
    • Kelli Giddish, American actress
  • April 14Ayumi Ito, Japanese actress
  • April 15Natalie Casey, English actress
  • 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 18Justin Amash, U.S. Representative
  • April 20
    • Jasmin Wagner, German singer
    • Waylon, Dutch singer, member of The Common Linnets, Eurovision Song Contest 2014 runner-up
  • April 21
    • Tony Romo, American football player
    • Vincent Lecavalier, Canadian hockey player
  • April 22Nicolas Douchez, French footballer
  • April 24
    • Austin Nichols, American actor
    • Karen Asrian, Armenian chess Grandmaster (d. 2008)
  • April 25
    • Lee Spick, English snooker player (d. 2015)
    • Daniel MacPherson, Australian actor
    • Kazuhito Tadano, Japanese baseball player
  • April 26
    • Jordana Brewster, American actress
    • Marlon King, Jamaican footballer
    • Channing Tatum, American actor and model
  • April 27Zayed Khan, Indian actor
  • April 28Josh Howard, American basketball player
  • April 29Kian Egan, Irish singer (Westlife)
  • April 30Luis Scola, Argentine basketball player

May

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Ellie Kemper

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Gotye

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Steven Gerrard

  • May 1Ana Claudia Talancón, Mexican actress
  • May 2
    • Tim Borowski, German footballer
    • Ellie Kemper, American actress
    • Zat Knight, English footballer
  • May 3Marcel 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
    • Taebin, Korean hip-hop artist (1TYM)
    • Kelly van der Veer, Dutch reality TV star
    • Dimitris Diamantidis, Greek basketball player
  • May 7Johan Kenkhuis, Dutch swimmer
  • May 8Benny Yau, Canadian entertainer
  • May 9
    • Grant Hackett, Australian swimmer
    • Carolin Kebekus, German comedian and actress
    • Norihiro Nishi, Japanese footballer
  • May 10Pete Gray, Australian environmental activist (d. 2011)
  • May 15Josh Beckett, American baseball player
  • May 17Alistair Overeem, Dutch mixed martial artist and kickboxer
  • May 18Ali Zafar, Pakistani music composer, singer-songwriter, painter and actor
  • May 19Dean Heffernan, Australian footballer
  • May 21Gotye, Belgian-Australian multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter
  • May 22Lucy Gordon, British actress (d. 2009)
  • May 24Cecilia Cheung, Hong Kong actress
  • May 28
    • Mark Feehily, Irish singer (Westlife)
    • Jørgen Strickert, Norwegian comedian
  • May 29Michael Stasko, Canadian actor
  • May 30Steven Gerrard, English footballer
  • May 31Andy Hurley, American drummer (Fall Out Boy)

June

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Venus Williams

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Mike Fisher

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Sarah Connor

  • June 1
    • Oliver James, British actor
    • Damien Fahey, American MTV VJ, television host, and drummer
  • June 2Lindsey Yamasaki, Japanese-American basketball player
  • June 5Mike Fisher, Canadian hockey player
  • June 7Henkka Seppälä, Finnish bassist (Children of Bodom)
  • June 10
    • Jessica DiCicco, American actress
    • Francelino Matuzalem, Brazilian footballer
    • Wang Yuegu, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player
  • June 13
    • Sarah Connor, German singer
    • Juan Carlos Navarro, Spanish basketball player
  • June 15Almudena Cid, Spanish rhythmic gymnast
  • 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 19Jason White, American football player
  • June 22Ilya Bryzgalov, Russian ice hockey player
  • June 23
    • Mark Greaney, Irish singer and guitarist (JJ72)
    • Ramnaresh Sarwan, West Indian cricketer
    • Manus Boonjumnong, Thai boxer
    • Francesca Schiavone, Italian tennis player
    • Jessica Taylor, English singer (Liberty X)
    • Pai Hsiao-yen, Taiwanese-Japanese murder victim (d.1997)
  • June 24
    • Liane Balaban, Canadian actress
    • Minka Kelly, American actress
  • June 25Nozomi Takeuchi, Japanese actress
  • June 26
    • Michael Vick, American football player
    • Michael Jackson, English footballer
  • June 29
    • Katherine Jenkins, Welsh soprano
    • Martin Truex Jr, American race car driver

July

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Olivia Munn

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Eva Green

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Michelle Kwan

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Jessica Simpson

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Kristen Bell

  • July 1
    • Patrick Aufiero, American ice hockey player
    • Nelson Cruz, Dominican baseball player
  • July 3
    • Roland Mark Schoeman, South African swimmer
    • Olivia Munn, American actress and model
  • July 4
    • Selma Bajrami, Bosnian turbo-folk singer
  • July 5
    • Eva Green, French actress and model
    • Paul "DJ Pauly D" DelVecchio, American reality TV star
    • Jason Wade, American singer and guitarist (Lifehouse)
  • July 6Pau Gasol, Spanish basketball player
  • July 7Michelle Kwan, American figure skater
  • July 8
    • Robbie Keane, Irish footballer
    • Yang Tae-Young, South Korean gymnast
  • July 9Kathia Rodriguez, Puerto Rican actress
  • July 10
    • Adam Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
    • Jessica Simpson, American singer
    • James Rolfe, American director, actor and writer
  • July 15
    • Reggie Abercrombie, American baseball player
    • JW-Jones, Canadian blues musician
    • Jasper Pääkkönen, Finnish actor and film producer
  • July 16
    • Svetlana Feofanova, Russian pole-vaulter
    • Adam Scott, Australian golfer
  • July 17Ryan Miller, American ice hockey goaltender
  • July 18Kristen Bell, American actress
  • July 19
    • Michelle Heaton, English singer (Liberty X)
    • Mark Webber, American actor
  • July 20Gisele Bündchen, Brazilian supermodel
  • July 21CC Sabathia, American baseball player
  • July 22
    • Dirk Kuyt, Dutch footballer
    • Kate Ryan, Belgian singer
  • July 23Michelle Williams, American singer, actress, (Destiny's Child)
  • July 25Rebeka Dremelj, Slovenian singer
  • July 27Nick Nemeth, American professional wrestler
  • July 28Noel Sullivan, Welsh singer (Hear'Say) and actor
  • July 29Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
  • July 30Diam's, French rapper

August

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William Levy

  • August 3
    • Nadia Ali, Pakistani-American singer-songwriter
    • Hannah Simone, British-Canadian actress
    • Dominic Moore, Canadian ice hockey player
  • August 5Wayne Bridge, English footballer
  • August 6Wilber Pan, American-Taiwanese singer-songwriter and actor
  • August 8Craig Breslow, American baseball pitcher
  • August 9
    • Charlie David, Canadian actor
    • Dominic Tabuna, Nauruan politician
  • August 10Pua Magasiva, Samoan actor
  • August 11Monika Pyrek, Polish pole vaulter
  • August 12Maggie Lawson, American actress
  • August 14Roy Williams, American football player
  • August 16
    • Julien Absalon, French mountain biker
    • Vanessa Carlton, American singer
  • August 17
    • David Legwand, American ice hockey player
    • Lene Marlin, Norwegian singer and musician
  • August 18Damion Stewart, Jamaican footballer
  • August 19
    • Darius Campbell, Scottish singer-songwriter (aka Darius Danesh or Darius)
    • 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 24Rachael Carpani, Australian actress
  • August 26
    • Macaulay Culkin, American actor
    • Chris Pine, American actor
  • August 27Derrick Strait, American football player
  • August 28Debra Lafave, American teacher
  • August 29
    • William Levy, Cuban-American actor
    • David West, American basketball player

September

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Michelle Williams

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Yao Ming

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Nigar Jamal

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Ben Savage

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Zachary Levi

  • September 2Dany Sabourin, French Canadian ice hockey goaltender
  • September 3
    • Jennie Finch, American softball player
    • Polina Smolova, Belarusian singer
  • September 4Max Greenfield, American actor
  • September 5Kevin Simm, English singer (Liberty X)
  • September 6
    • Kerry Katona, English TV presenter and former pop star (Atomic Kitten)
    • 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
  • 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, British musician (My Chemical Romance)
  • September 11Mike 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 (Boy Meets World)
    • Daisuke Matsuzaka, Japanese baseball player
  • September 15Jolin Tsai, Taiwanese singer
  • September 21
    • Kareena Kapoor, Indian actress
    • Autumn Reeser, American actress
  • September 23
    • Syu, Japanese guitarist
    • Hooligan, Maltese rapper
  • September 24
    • Victoria Pendleton, English cyclist
    • Amy-Joyce Hastings, Irish actress
  • September 25T.I., African-American rap artist, film and music producer, actor and author
  • September 26Daniel and Henrik Sedin, Swedish ice hockey players
  • September 29
    • Patrick Agyemang, Ghanaian footballer
    • Dallas Green, musician (Alexisonfire, City and Colour)
    • Zachary Levi, American actor
  • September 30
    • Martina Hingis, Swiss tennis player
    • Emily Kokal, vocalist/guitarist of all-girl band Warpaint
    • Guillermo Rigondeaux, Cuban boxer
    • Arisa Ogasawara, Japanese voice actress

October

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Joseph P. Kennedy III

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Nick Cannon

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Kim Kardashian

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Ben Foster

  • October 4
    • Tomáš Rosický, Czech footballer
    • Me'Lisa Barber, American athlete
    • Joseph P. Kennedy III, American lawyer
  • October 5
    • 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, radio, and television personality
  • October 10
    • Sherine, Egyptian singer
    • Lynn Hung, Hong Kong actress
  • 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 15Tom Boonen, Belgian cyclist
  • October 16
    • Sue Bird, American basketball player
    • Timana Tahu, Australian Rugby League player
  • October 17
    • Angel Parker, American actress
    • Yekaterina Gamova, Russian volleyball player
  • October 18Reetinder Singh Sodhi, Indian cricket player
  • October 19José Bautista, Dominican baseball player
  • October 21Kim Kardashian, American socialite and television personality
  • October 24
    • Monica Arnold, African-American singer
    • Casey Wilson, American actress and comedian
  • October 28
    • Alan Smith, English footballer
    • Christy Hemme, American professional wrestler
  • October 29Ben Foster, American actor

November

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Luke Hemsworth

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Ryan Gosling

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Monique Coleman

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Nick Swisher

  • November 4Sabrina Colie, Jamaican actress
  • November 5
    • Luke Hemsworth, Australian actor
    • Christoph Metzelder, German footballer
    • Essaï Altounian, French-Armenian singer, songwriter, keyboardist, music producer and an actor
  • November 6Anri Jokhadze, Georgian pop singer
  • November 7Gervasio Deferr, Spanish gymnast
  • November 10Calvin Chen, Taiwanese pop singer
  • November 11Willie Parker, American football player
  • November 12Ryan Gosling, Canadian actor and musician
  • November 13Monique Coleman, American actress
  • November 15Kevin Staut, French equestrian
  • November 16Kayte Christensen, American basketball player
  • November 17Isaac 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
    • Minori Chihara, Japanese voice actress and singer
  • November 19Adele Silva, English actress and model
  • November 21
    • Hank Blalock, American baseball player
    • Hiroyuki Tomita, Japanese gymnast
    • Elaine Yiu, Hong Kong actress
  • November 22David Artell, English footballer
  • November 23Jonathan Papelbon, American baseball player
  • November 25
    • John-Michael Liles, American hockey player
    • Nick Swisher, American baseball player
  • November 26Satoshi Ohno, Japanese singer
  • November 28Lisa Middelhauve, German singer (Xandria)
  • November 29Janina Gavankar, American actress and musician

December

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Christina Aguilera

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Jake Gyllenhaal

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Eliza Dushku

  • December 1Joel A. Sutherland, Canadian author
  • December 3
    • Anna Chlumsky, American actress
    • Jim Sorgi, American football player
  • December 5
    • Ibrahim Maalouf, Lebanese-born French trumpeter
    • Juliette Danielle, American actress, vest known for the 2003 dark comedy, The Room
    • Shizuka Itō, Japanese actor
  • December 6
    • Steve Lovell, English footballer
    • Kei Yasuda, Japanese singer
  • December 7John Terry, English footballer
  • December 9
    • Simon Helberg, American actor and comedian
    • Ryder Hesjedal, Canadian professional cyclist
  • December 10
    • Marina Orlova, Internet celebrity
    • Sarah Chang, American violinist
  • December 13
    • Satoshi Tsumabuki, Japanese actor
    • Bosco Wong, Hong Kong actor
  • December 15
    • Neil McDermott, English actor
    • Sergio Pizzorno, English guitarist and songwriter (Kasabian)
  • December 16Axle Whitehead, Australian actor, singer and songwriter and former Video Hits host
  • December 18Christina Aguilera, American singer
  • December 19Jake Gyllenhaal, American actor
  • December 20
    • Ashley Cole, English footballer
    • Chris Edwards, English musician, member of alternative rock band Kasabian
    • Fitz Hall, English footballer
  • December 22Chris Carmack, American actor
  • December 23Cody Ross, American baseball player
  • December 25Laura Sadler, English actress (d. 2003)
  • December 27Bernard Berrian, American football player
  • December 30Eliza Dushku, American actress
  • December 31Richie McCaw, New Zealand rugby player

Date unknown

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Deaths

January

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Frank Wykoff

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Jimmy Durante

February

  • February 2
    • Hanna Rovina, Russian-born Israeli actress (b. 1889)
    • William Howard Stein, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
  • February 6Albert Kotin, American abstract expressionist painter (b. 1907)
  • February 7Richard Williams, Royal Australian Air Force officer (b. 1890)
  • February 8
    • Isadora Bennett, American publicity agent (b. 1900)
    • Nikos Xilouris, Greek pop singer (b. 1936)
  • February 9Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (b. 1900)
  • February 10Wels Eicke, Australian rules football player (b. 1893)
  • February 12Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (b. 1913)
  • February 13David Janssen, American actor (b. 1931)
  • February 14Luitkonwar Rudra Baruah, Assamese composer and actor
  • February 17
    • Jerry Fielding, American conductor and music director (b. 1922)
    • Graham Sutherland, English artist (b. 1903)
  • February 18Gale Robbins, American singer and actress (b. 1921)
  • February 19
    • Robert Morrison, British Olympic rower - coxless fours (b. 1902)
    • Bon Scott, Scottish-born Australian rock singer (AC/DC) (b. 1946)
  • February 20
    • Joseph Banks Rhine, American parapsychologist (b. 1895)
    • Alice Longworth, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt's daughter, wife of Nicholas Longworth (b. 1884)
  • February 22Oskar Kokoschka, Austrian painter and poet (b. 1886)
  • February 24Clement Martyn Doke, South African linguist (b. 1893)
  • February 27
    • George Tobias, American actor (b. 1901)
    • Shin'ichi Hisamatsu, Japanese philosopher (b. 1889)
  • February 28James Goff, American football & basketball head coach (b. 1912)
  • February 29Gil Elvgren, American pin-up artist (b. 1914)

March

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Óscar Romero

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Jesse Owens

  • March 1
    • Dixie Dean, English football player (b. 1907)
    • Wilhelmina, Dutch-born American high-fashion model and owner of model agency (b. 1940)
    • Daniil Khrabrovitsky, Soviet film director (b. 1923)
  • March 5
    • Jay Silverheels, Native American actor (b. 1912)
    • Winifred Wagner, German daughter-in-law of Richard Wagner, close friend of Adolf Hitler (b. 1897)
  • March 9Heinz Linge, Hitler's personal valet (b. 1913).
  • March 10Herman Tarnower, American doctor and murder victim (b. 1910)
  • March 11Maud Hart Lovelace, American author (b. 1892)
  • March 13Roland Symonette, 1st Premier of the Bahamas (b. 1898)
  • March 14
    • Anna Jantar, Polish singer (b. 1950)
    • Mohammad Hatta, Indonesia's first vice president (b. 1902)
    • Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente, Spanish naturalist and television presenter (b. 1928)
  • March 18
    • Jessica Dragonette, American singer (b. 1900)
    • Erich Fromm, German-born psychologist and philosopher (b. 1900)
    • Louise Lovely, Australian actress (b. 1895)
    • Tamara de Lempicka, Polish-born painter (b. 1898)
  • March 21Peter Stoner, American mathematician, astronomer and Christian apologist (b. 1888)
  • March 24
    • John Barrie, British actor (b. 1917)
    • Pierre Etchebaster, French real tennis player (b. 1893)
    • Óscar Romero, El Salvador Roman Catholic archbishop (assassinated) (b. 1917)
  • March 25
    • Roland Barthes, French literary critic and writer (b. 1915)
    • Walter Susskind, Czech conductor (b. 1913)
    • James Wright, American poet (b. 1927)
    • Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist (b.1901)
  • March 28Dick Haymes, Argentine actor and singer (b. 1916)
  • March 29Mantovani, Italian-born conductor and arranger (b. 1905)
  • March 31
    • Vladimír Holan, Czech poet (b. 1905)
    • Jesse Owens, African-American athlete (b. 1913)

April

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William R. Tolbert Jr.

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Jean-Paul Sartre

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Alfred Hitchcock

  • April 2Stanley Forman Reed, American Supreme Court Justice (b. 1884)
  • April 4Red Sovine, American country and folk singer-songwriter (b. 1917)
  • April 6John Collier, English writer (b. 1901)
  • April 10Kay Medford, American actress (b. 1914)
  • April 11Ümit Kaftancıoğlu, Turkish writer (b. 1935)
  • April 12
    • Clark McConachy, New Zealand snooker and billiards player (b. 1895)
    • William R. Tolbert Jr., 20th President of Liberia (b. 1913)
  • April 13Karl Stegger, Danish actor (b. 1913)
  • April 15
  • April 19Tony Beckley, English character actor (b. 1927)
  • April 20
    • Katherine Kennicott Davis, American composer (b. 1892)
    • Helmut Käutner, German director (b. 1908)
  • April 21Sohrab Sepehri, Persian poet and painter (b. 1928)
  • April 22
    • Jane Froman, American singer and actress (b. 1907)
    • Fritz Strassmann, German chemist (b. 1902)
  • April 24Alejo Carpentier, Cuban writer (b. 1904)
  • April 25Mario Bava, Italian film director (b. 1914)
  • April 26Cicely Courtneidge, British actress (b. 1893)
  • April 27John Culshaw, British recording producer and musicologist (b. 1924)
  • April 28Thomas G. W. Settle, American record-setting balloonist and admiral (b. 1895)
  • April 29Alfred Hitchcock, British suspense film director (b. 1899)
  • April 30Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rican poet, journalist, and politician (b. 1898)

May

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Josip Broz Tito

  • May 2George Pal, Hungarian-born animator and producer (b. 1904)
  • May 4
    • Kay Hammond, English actress (b. 1909)
    • Josip Broz Tito, President of Yugoslavia (b. 1892)
  • May 5Isabel Briggs Myers, American psychological theorist and co-creator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (b. 1897)
  • May 8Geoffrey Baker, English field marshal (b. 1912)
  • May 12Lillian Roth, American actress (b. 1910)
  • May 14
    • Carl Ebert, German theatre and opera director (b. 1887)
    • Hugh Griffith, Welsh actor (b. 1912)
  • May 16Marin Preda, Romanian writer (b. 1922)
  • May 18
    • David A. Johnston, American volcanologist (b. 1949) (killed by eruption of Mount St. Helens)
    • Ian Curtis, British musician and singer (Joy Division) (b. 1956)
  • May 21Ida Kamińska, Polish actress (b. 1899)
  • May 28Rolf Nevanlinna, Finnish mathematician (b. 1895)

June

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  • June 1Rube Marquard, American baseball player (New York Giants) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1886)
  • June 7
    • Henry Miller, American writer (b. 1891)
    • Elizabeth Craig, British chef and writer (b. 1883)
    • Philip Guston, American painter (b. 1912)
  • June 8Ernst Busch, German singer and actor (b. 1900)
  • June 12
    • Masayoshi Ōhira, Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1910)
    • Billy Butlin, South African–born Canadian founder of Butlins Holiday Camps (b. 1899)
    • Milburn Stone, American actor (b. 1904)
  • June 13Walter Rodney, Guyanese historian and political figure (b. 1942)
  • June 20Amy Key Clarke, English mystical poet (b. 1892)
  • June 21Bert Kaempfert, German orchestra leader and songwriter (b. 1923)
  • June 23
    • Clyfford Still, American painter (b. 1904)
    • John Laurie, British actor (b. 1897)
    • Sanjay Gandhi, Indian son of Indira Gandhi (air crash) (b. 1946)
    • V. V. Giri, Indian politician and 4th President of India (b. 1894)
  • June 24Boris Kaufman, Russian cinematographer (b. 1897)
  • June 27Carey McWilliams, American author, editor, and lawyer (b. 1905)
  • June 28José Iturbi, Spanish conductor and musician (b. 1895)

July

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Peter Sellers

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Shah Muhammad Reza Pahlavi

  • July – Robert Brackman, American painter (b. 1898)
  • July 1C. P. Snow, British physicist and novelist (b. 1905)
  • July 4Gregory Bateson, British anthropologist, anthropologist, social scientist, linguist, semiotician and cyberneticist (b. 1904)
  • July 6Gail Patrick, American actress (b. 1911)
  • July 7
    • Reginald Gardiner, English actor (b. 1903)
    • Dore Schary, American film writer, director, and producer (b. 1905)
  • July 9
    • Vinicius de Moraes, Brazilian writer, poet and diplomat (b. 1913)
    • Kate Molale, South African anti-Apartheid activist (b. 1928)
  • July 13Seretse Khama, 1st President of Botswana (b. 1921)
  • July 15Ben Selvin, American orchestra leader and recording artist (b. 1898)
  • July 17
    • Don "Red" Barry, American actor (b. 1912)
    • Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician (b. 1890)
  • July 23Keith Godchaux, American musician (The Grateful Dead) (b. 1948)
  • July 24
    • Uttam Kumar (Arun Kumar Chatterjee), Bengali actor (b. 1926)
    • Peter Sellers, English comedian and actor (b. 1925)
  • July 25Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian singer-songwriter, poet, actor (b. 1938)
  • July 26
    • Allen Hoskins, American actor (b. 1920)
    • Kenneth Tynan, English theatre critic (b. 1927)
  • July 27Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (b. 1919)
  • July 31
    • Pascual Jordan, German physicist (b. 1902)
    • Mohammed Rafi, Indian singer (b. 1924)
    • Bobby Van, American actor (b. 1928)

August

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Yahya Khan

  • August 1
    • Patrick Depailler, French racing driver (b. 1944)
    • Strother Martin, American actor (b. 1919)
  • August 2Donald Ogden Stewart, American writer (b. 1894)
  • August 7Jackie Cochran, American pilot (b. 1906)
  • August 9Elliott Nugent, American actor (b. 1896)
  • August 10Yahya Khan, Pakistani general and statesman, 3rd President of Pakistan (b. 1917)
  • August 14Dorothy Stratten, Canadian model (murdered) (b. 1960)
  • August 15William Hood Simpson, American general (b. 1888)
  • August 19Otto Frank, German father of Jewish diarist Anne Frank (b. 1889)
  • August 20Joe Dassin, American-born French singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
  • August 22Norman Shelley, British actor (b. 1903)
  • August 24Yootha Joyce, British actress (b. 1927)
  • August 25Gower Champion, American theatre director, choreographer, and dancer (b. 1919)
  • August 26
    • Tex Avery, American cartoonist (b. 1908)
    • Miliza Korjus, Estonian-Polish opera singer (b. 1909)

September

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Jean Piaget

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Anastasio Somoza Debayle

October

  • October 6Hattie Jacques, British actress (b. 1922)
  • October 7Sydney Gordon Russell, English designer and craftsman (b. 1892)
  • October 10Billie Thomas, American actor (Buckwheat, Our Gang) (b. 1931)
  • October 20 – Lady Isobel Barnett, British television personality (b. 1918)
  • October 21Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician after whom Asperger syndrome was named (b. 1906)
  • October 25
    • Sahir Ludhianvi, Urdu/Hindustani poet and Hindi film lyricist (b. 1921)
    • Virgil Fox, American organist (b. 1912)
    • Víctor Galíndez, Argentine boxer (race car accident) (b. 1948)
  • October 27
    • Steve Peregrin Took, British rock musician (T. Rex) (b. 1949)
    • John Hasbrouck Van Vleck, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1899)
  • October 29Giorgio Borġ Olivier, 7th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1911)

November

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Steve McQueen

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Mae West

  • November 1
    • Walker County Jane Doe, unidentified murder victim (b. 1960-1966)
  • November 4
    • Elsie MacGill, Canadian aeronautical engineer (b. 1904)
    • Johnny Owen, Welsh professional boxer (b. 1956)
  • November 7Steve McQueen, American actor (b. 1930)
  • November 9
    • Gloria Guinness, Mexican-born American fashion icon (b. 1912)
    • Carmel Myers, American actress (b. 1899)
    • Victor Sen Yung, American actor (b. 1915)
  • November 16
    • Boris Aronson, Russian set designer (b. 1898)
    • Imogen Hassall, English actress (b. 1942)
  • November 18Conn Smythe, Canadian NHL coach (b. 1895)
  • November 19E. J. Bowen, English chemist (b. 1898)
  • November 20John McEwen, 18th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1900)
  • November 22
    • Norah McGuinness, Northern Irish painter and illustrator (b. 1901)
    • Mae West, American actress (b. 1893)
  • November 24George Raft, American actor (b. 1901)
  • November 26Rachel Roberts, British actress (b. 1927)
  • November 27F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (b. 1882)
  • November 29
    • Dorothy Day, American social progressive (b. 1897)
    • Babe London, American actress and comedian (b. 1901)

December

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John Lennon

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Colonel Sanders

  • December 2Romain Gary, Lithuanian-born writer (b. 1914)
  • December 3 – Sir Oswald Mosley, British fascist leader (b. 1896)
  • December 4
    • Francisco de Sá Carneiro, Prime Minister of Portugal (plane crash) (b. 1934)
    • Stanisława Walasiewicz, Polish-born runner (b. 1911)
  • December 7Darby Crash, American rock songwriter, singer (Germs) (suicide) (b. 1958)
  • December 8John Lennon, British singer, songwriter, and guitarist (The Beatles) (murdered) (b. 1940)
  • December 12Erich Jantsch, Austrian astrophysicist (b. 1929)
  • December 16
    • Colonel Sanders, American fast-food entrepreneur (b. 1890)
    • Hellmuth Walter, German engineer and inventor (b. 1900)
    • Peter Collinson, British film director (b. 1936)
  • December 18
    • Alexei Kosygin, Russian politician, Premier of the Soviet Union (b. 1904)
    • Sir Albert Margai, 2nd Prime Minister of Sierra Leone (b. 1910)
    • Enrique Hertzog, 49th President of Bolivia (b. 1896)
  • December 19Héctor José Cámpora, Argentine Peronist politician, former president (b. 1909)
  • December 21Marc Connelly, American playwright (b. 1890)
  • December 23Frank Norman, English novelist, playwright and autobiographer (b. 1930)
  • December 24
    • Karl Dönitz, German admiral and briefly President of Germany (b. 1891)
    • Siggie Nordstrom, American model, actress, entertainer, socialite and lead singer (The Nordstrom Sisters) (b. 1893)
  • December 25Victoria Drummond, first woman marine engineer in Britain (b. 1894)
  • December 26Richard Chase, American serial killer (b. 1950)
  • December 28Sam Levene, American actor (b. 1905)
  • December 29Tim Hardin, American musician (b. 1941)
  • December 31
    • Raoul Walsh, American film director (b. 1887)
    • Marshall McLuhan, Canadian author and professor (b. 1911)

Nobel Prizes

  • PhysicsJames Watson Cronin, Val Logsdon Fitch
  • ChemistryPaul Berg, Walter Gilbert, Frederick Sanger
  • MedicineBaruj Benacerraf, Jean Dausset, George D. Snell
  • LiteratureCzesław Miłosz
  • PeaceAdolfo Pérez Esquivel
  • EconomicsLawrence Klein

References

TV debuts

  1. Magnum, P.I.

Literature

  1. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
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