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1984

Introduction

1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1984th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 984th year of the 2nd millennium, the 84th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1980s decade.

Events

January

January 1 Brunei becomes a completely independent state. The Bell System in the United States is broken up. January 7 – Brunei becomes the sixth member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). January 10 The United States and the Vatican (Holy See) restore full diplomatic relations. The Victoria Agreement is signed–institutionalising the Indian Ocean Commission. January 22 – The Los Angeles Raiders defeat the Washington Redskins, 38–9, to win Super Bowl XVIII in Tampa, Florida. The game's broadcaster, CBS, runs Apple Computer's iconic 1984 advertisement for the Macintosh personal computer. Apple places the Macintosh on sale in the United States two days later. January 25 — President Reagan announces in his State of the Union Address that the United States will begin development of a permanently crewed space station and invite international space agencies to the project — a concept initially known as Space Station Freedom, later evolved into the International Space Station.

February

February 1 – Medicare comes into effect in Australia. February 3 Dr. John Buster and the research team at Harbor–UCLA Medical Center announce history's first embryo transfer from one woman to another, resulting in a live birth. STS-41-B: Space Shuttle Challenger is launched on the 10th Space Shuttle mission. February 7 – Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered space walk. February 8 – 19 – The 1984 Winter Olympics are held in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. February 13 – Konstantin Chernenko succeeds the late Yuri Andropov as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. February 22 – President of Bangladesh, H M Ershad upgraded South Sylhet's sub-division status to a district and renamed it back to Moulvibazar. February 23 – TED (conference) founded. February 26 – The United States Marine Corps pulls out of Beirut, Lebanon. February 29 – Canadian prime minister, Pierre Trudeau, announces his retirement.

March

March 5 – Iran accuses Iraq of using chemical weapons; the United Nations condemns their use on March 30. March 6 – A year-long strike action begins in the British coal industry (see UK miners' strike (1984–85)). March 14 – Sinn Féin's Gerry Adams and three others are seriously injured in a gun attack by the Ulster Volunteer Force. March 16 The United States Central Intelligence Agency station chief in Beirut, William Francis Buckley, is kidnapped by the Islamic Jihad Organization and later dies in captivity. Gary Plauche fatally shoots his son Jody's sexual abuser, Jeff Doucet, at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport in Louisiana. March 22 – Teachers at the McMartin Preschool in Manhattan Beach, California are charged with Satanic ritual abuse of the school children; the charges are later dropped as completely unfounded. March 23 – General Rahimuddin Khan becomes the first man in Pakistan's history to rule over two of its provinces, after becoming interim Governor of Sindh. March 25 Pope John Paul II consecrates the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, in Fátima, Portugal. The Institute of the Incarnate Word (IVE) is founded under Fr. Carlos Miguel Buela.

April

April 2 – Indian Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma is launched into space, aboard the Soyuz T-11. April 4 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan calls for an international ban on chemical weapons. April 9 – The 56th Academy Awards, hosted by Johnny Carson, are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Terms of Endearment wins Best Picture and four other Academy Awards. April 12 – Palestinian gunmen take Israeli bus number 300 hostage. Israeli special forces storm the bus, freeing the hostages (one hostage, two hijackers killed). April 13 – India launches Operation Meghdoot, bringing most of the disputed Siachen Glacier region of Kashmir under Indian control and triggering the Siachen conflict with Pakistan. April 15 – The first World Youth Day gathering is held in Rome, Italy. April 16 – More than one million people, led by Tancredo Neves, occupy the streets of São Paulo to demand direct presidential elections during the Brazilian military government of João Figueiredo. It is the largest protest during the Diretas Já civil unrest, as well as the largest public demonstration in the history of Brazil. The elections are granted in 1989. April 17 – WPC Yvonne Fletcher is shot and killed by a secluded gunman, leading to a police siege of the Libyan Embassy in London. April 19 – Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours. April 23 – United States researchers announce their discovery of the AIDS virus. April 24 – An X-class solar flare erupts on the Sun. April 26 – Sultan Iskandar of Johor becomes Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia, in succession to Sultan Ahmad Shah, whose term ended the previous day.

May

May 2 The International Garden Festival opens in Liverpool. South Africa, Mozambique and Portugal sign an agreement on electricity supply from the Cahora Bassa dam. May 5 The Herreys' song Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley wins the Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden in Luxembourg. It subsequently became a top ten hit in five European countries. The Itaipu Dam, on the border of Brazil and Paraguay after nine years of construction, begins generating power; it was the largest hydroelectric dam in the world at the time. May 8 The Soviet Union announces that it will boycott the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Denis Lortie kills three government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building. The Chicago White Sox defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 7–6 in the longest game in Major League Baseball history: 25 innings totalling eight hours, six minutes. May 11 – A transit of Earth from Mars takes place. May 12 – The Louisiana World Exposition, also known as the 1984 World's Fair, opens. May 13 – Severomorsk Disaster: an explosion at the Soviets’ Severomorsk Naval Base destroys two-thirds of all the missiles stockpiled for the Soviets’ Northern Fleet. The blast also destroys workshops needed to maintain the missiles as well as hundreds of technicians. Western military experts called it the worst naval disaster the Soviet Navy has suffered since WWII. May 14 – The one dollar coin is introduced in Australia. May 17 – Michael Silka kills nine people near Manley Hot Springs, Alaska. May 19 – The Edmonton Oilers win The Stanley Cup, beating the defending champion New York Islanders by 4 games to 1. May 23 – A methane gas explosion at Abbeystead water treatment works in Lancashire, England, kills 16 people. May 27 – An overnight flash flood rages through neighborhoods in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Nearly 15 inches (38 cm) of rain falls in some areas over a four-hour period; 14 people are killed. May 31 – Six inmates, including James and Linwood Briley, escape from a death row facility at Mecklenburg Correctional Center, the only occasion this has ever happened in the United States.

June

June 1 – William M. Gibbons is released as receiver and trustee of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railroad, after all of its debts and creditors are paid off by order of a federal bankruptcy court. June 3 – Ronald Reagan visits his ancestral home in Ballyporeen, the Republic of Ireland. June 4 – Bruce Springsteen releases his 7th album Born in the U.S.A.. The CD of the album is the first CD to be manufactured in the U.S. June 5 – The Indian government begins Operation Blue Star, the planned attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar. June 6 – Tetris is officially released in the Soviet Union on the Electronika 60. June 8 A deadly F5 tornado nearly destroys the town of Barneveld, Wisconsin, killing nine people, injuring nearly 200, and causing over $25,000,000 in damage. Ghostbusters and Gremlins are released. June 16 – The Canadian entertainment company, Cirque du Soleil, is founded. June 19 The final edition of the comedy show The Young Ones was broadcast on BBC Two. June 20 – The biggest exam shake-up in the British education system in over 10 years is announced, with O-level and CSE exams to be replaced by a new exam, the GCSE. June 22 The official name of the Turkish city of Urfa is changed into Şanlıurfa. Virgin Atlantic makes its inaugural flight. June 25 Purple Rain is the sixth studio album by American recording artist Prince, released by Warner Bros. Records. The soundtrack to the film of the same name, it is the first album where his band The Revolution is billed. June 27 – France beats Spain 2–0 to win Euro 84. June 28 – Richard Ramírez (the “Night Stalker”) murders his first confirmed victim. June 30 – John Turner becomes the 17th Prime Minister of Canada. June 30 – Elton John plays the famous Night and Day Concert at Wembley Stadium.

July

July 1 Liechtenstein becomes the last country in Europe to grant women the right to vote. Argentinian footballer Diego Maradona is sold by FC Barcelona (Spain) to S.S.C. Napoli (Italy) for a world record fee at this date of $10.48M (£6.9M). July 13 – Terry Wallis, a 19-year-old living in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, falls into a deep coma after a severe automobile accident; he will eventually awaken 19 years later on June 13, 2003. July 14 – New Zealand Prime Minister Rob Muldoon calls a snap election and is defeated by opposition Labour leader David Lange. July 18 Beverly Burns becomes the first female Boeing 747 captain in the world. In San Ysidro, San Diego, 41-year-old James Oliver Huberty sprays a McDonald's restaurant with gunfire, killing 21 people before being shot and killed himself. July 19 – 1984 Llŷn Peninsula earthquake. The largest instrumentally recorded inland earthquake ever to take place in the British Isles is felt in Ireland and each of the four British nations. July 23 – Vanessa L. Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown, after nude photos of her appear in Penthouse magazine. July 25 – Salyut 7: cosmonaut Svetlana Savitskaya becomes the first woman to perform a space walk. July 27 – Metallica releases their second studio album Ride the Lightning. July 28 – August 12 – The 1984 Summer Olympics are held in Los Angeles, California.

August

August 1 – Australian banks are deregulated. August 4 The African republic Upper Volta changes its name to Burkina Faso. Soviet submarine K-278 Komsomolets reaches a record submergence depth of 1,020 meters. August 11 United States President Ronald Reagan, during a voice check for a radio broadcast remarks, “My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes”. Barefoot South African runner Zola Budd, controversially granted British citizenship earlier in the year, and Mary Decker of the U.S. collide in the Olympic 3,000 meters final, neither finishing as medallists. August 16 – John DeLorean is acquitted of all eight charges of possessing and distributing cocaine. August 21 – Half a million people in Manila demonstrate against the regime of Ferdinand Marcos. August 30 – STS-41-D: the Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.

September

September 2 – Seven people are shot and killed and 12 wounded in the Milperra massacre, a shootout between the rival motorcycle gangs Bandidos and Comancheros in Sydney, Australia. September 4 The Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, led by Brian Mulroney, wins 211 seats in the House of Commons of Canada, forming the largest majority government in Canadian history. September 5 STS-41-D: the Space Shuttle Discovery lands after its maiden voyage at Edwards Air Force Base in California. Western Australia becomes the last Australian state to abolish capital punishment. September 7 – An explosion on board a Maltese patrol boat disposing illegal fireworks at sea off Gozo kills seven soldiers and policemen. September 10 – Jeopardy! begins its syndicated version, with host Alex Trebek. September 14 – P. W. Botha is inaugurated as the first executive State President of South Africa. September 14 – Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to fly a gas balloon alone across the Atlantic Ocean. September 16 – Edgar Reitz's film series Heimat begins release in Germany. September 17 Brian Mulroney is sworn in as Prime Minister of Canada. The Transformers is the first animated series of the franchise. September 18 – Joe Kittinger becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic, solo, in a hot air balloon. September 20 – Hezbollah car-bombs the U.S. Embassy annex in Beirut, killing 24 people. September 23 – Threads airs on BBC Two. September 24 – The 1970s–1980s TV family sitcom Happy Days is cancelled from broadcast. September 26 – The United Kingdom and the People's Republic of China sign the initial agreement to return Hong Kong to China in 1997.

October

October 4 – Tim Macartney-Snape and Greg Mortimer become the first Australians to summit Mount Everest. October 5 – STS-41-G: Marc Garneau becomes the first Canadian in space, aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger. October 9 – Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends is first aired. October 11 – Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk. October 12 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) attempts to assassinate Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the British Cabinet in the Brighton hotel bombing. The terror attack kills five people and injures 31. October 14 – The Detroit Tigers defeat the San Diego Padres in game five of the 1984 World Series to win the franchise's 4th championship. October 19 – Polish secret police kidnap Jerzy Popiełuszko, a Catholic priest who supports the Solidarity movement. His dead body is found in a reservoir 11 days later on October 30. October 20 – Monterey Bay Aquarium is opened to the public after seven years of development and construction. October 23 – The world learns from moving BBC News television reports presented by Michael Buerk of the famine in Ethiopia, where thousands of people have already died of starvation due to a famine, and as many as 10,000,000 more lives are at risk. October 25 – The European Economic Community makes £1.8 million available to help combat the famine in Ethiopia. October 26 – The Terminator is released. October 31 – Assassination of Indira Gandhi: Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi is assassinated by her two Sikh security guards in New Delhi. Anti-Sikh riots break out, leaving 10,000 to 20,000 Sikhs dead in Delhi and surrounding areas with majority populations of Hindus. Rajiv Gandhi becomes Prime Minister of India.

November

November 1–4 – Anti Sikh Mass murder took place in Delhi and various parts of India following the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi November 4 – The Sandinista Front wins the Nicaraguan general elections. November 6 1984 United States presidential election: Republican President Ronald Reagan defeats Democratic former Vice President Walter F. Mondale with 59% of the popular vote, the highest since Richard Nixon's 61% popular vote victory in 1972. Reagan carries 49 states in the electoral college; Mondale wins only his home state of Minnesota (by a mere 3,761 vote margin) and the District of Columbia. November 9 – Cesar Chavez delivers his speech, “What The Future Holds For Farm Workers And Hispanics”, at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. November 9–11 – The first Hackers Conference is held. November 11 – The Louisiana World Exposition, also known as The 1984 World's Fair, and also the New Orleans World's Fair, and, to the locals, simply as “The Fair” or “Expo 84”, closes. November 12 – Western Sahara conflict: Morocco leaves the Organization of African Unity in protest at the admission of Western Sahara as a member. November 14 – Zamboanga City mayor Cesar Climaco, a prominent critic of the government of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, is assassinated in his home city. November 19 – A series of explosions at the Pemex Petroleum Storage Facility at San Juan Ixhuatepec, in Mexico City, ignites a major fire and kills about 500 people. November 25 An East Rail train derails between Sheung Shui and Fanling stations, Hong Kong. Band Aid (assembled by Bob Geldof) records the charity single Do They Know It's Christmas? in London to raise money to combat the famine in Ethiopia. It is released on December 3. 1984 Uruguayan presidential election: Julio María Sanguinetti is democratically elected President of Uruguay after 12 years of military dictatorship. November 28 – Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States. November 30 – Kent and Dollar Farm massacres: the Tamil Tigers begin the purge of the Sinhalese people from North and East Sri Lanka; 127 are killed.

December

December – A peace agreement between Kenya and Somalia is signed in the Egyptian capital Cairo. With this agreement, in which Somalia officially renounces its historical territorial claims, relations between the two countries began to improve. December 1 – Controlled Impact Demonstration: NASA and the FAA crash a remote controlled Boeing 720. December 2 – 1984 Australian federal election: Bob Hawke's Labor Government is re-elected with a reduced majority, defeating the Liberal/National Coalition led by Andrew Peacock. December 3 Bhopal disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak from a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India, kills more than 8,000 people outright and injures over half a million (with more later dying from their injuries the death toll reaches 23,000+) in the worst industrial disaster in history. British Telecom is privatised. December 4 Sri Lankan Civil War: Sri Lankan Army soldiers kill 107–150 civilians in Mannar. Hezbollah militants hijack a Kuwait Airlines plane and kill 4 passengers. December 8 – White supremacist and Order leader Robert Jay Mathews is killed in a gun battle and fire during an FBI siege on Whidbey Island. December 10 – Cisco Systems is founded. December 19 – The People's Republic of China and United Kingdom sign the Sino-British Joint Declaration on the future of Hong Kong. December 20 - Disappearance of Jonelle Matthews from Greeley, Colorado. Her remains were discovered on 23 July, 2019, located about 15 mi (24 km) southeast of Jonelle's home. The cause of death “was a gunshot wound to the head.” December 22 Four African-American youths (Barry Allen, Troy Canty, James Ramseur, and Darrell Cabey) board an express train in the Bronx borough of New York City. They attempt to rob Bernhard Goetz, who shoots them. The event starts a national debate about urban crime in the United States. In Malta, Prime Minister Dom Mintoff resigns. December 28 – A Soviet cruise missile plunges into Inarinjärvi lake in Finnish Lapland. Finnish authorities announce the fact in public on January 3, 1985.

Date unknown

1983–85 famine in Ethiopia intensifies with renewed drought by mid-year, killing a million people by the end of this year. Crack cocaine, a smokeable form of the drug, is first introduced into Los Angeles and soon spreads across the United States in what becomes known as the crack epidemic. The Chrysler Corporation introduces the first vehicles to be officially labeled as “minivans”. They are branded as the Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Caravan, and Plymouth Voyager.

Births

January

January 1 Paolo Guerrero, Peruvian footballer Michael Witt, Australian rugby league player January 2 – Kristen Hager, Canadian film and television actress January 3 – Shelby Starner, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 2003) January 4 – Robin Sydney, American actress January 5 Shariff Abdul Samat, Singaporean footballer (d. 2020) Diego Gómez, Argentine-French footballer January 6 Priit Loog, Estonian actor Kate McKinnon, American actress and comedian Eric Trump, American businessman and philanthropist January 7 – Max Riemelt, German actor January 8 Jeff Francoeur, American baseball player Steven Kanumba, Tanzanian actor and director (d. 2012) Kim Jong-un, North Korean Supreme Leader January 10 – Kalki Koechlin, French-Indian film actress January 11 – Mark Forster, German singer-songwriter January 12 – Scott Olsen, American baseball player January 13 Eleni Ioannou, Greek martial artist (d. 2004) Nathaniel Motte, American songwriter, performer, singer, music producer, film composer, instrumentalist, and playwright January 14 – Hammed Namouchi, Tunisian footballer January 15 Keiran Lee, British pornographic actor, director and producer Megan Quann, American swimmer Victor Rasuk, American actor Ben Shapiro, American political commentator and writer January 16 – Craig Beattie, Scottish footballer January 17 Cassie Hager, American basketball player Calvin Harris, British dance musician Xavier Margairaz, Swiss footballer January 18 Seung-Hui Cho, Korean-born American Virginia Tech massacre gunman (d. 2007) Makoto Hasebe, Japanese footballer Alaixys Romao, Togolese footballer January 19 Trent Cutler, Australian rugby league player Zakia Mrisho Mohamed, Tanzanian long-distance runner Aliona Savchenko, Ukrainian-born German pair skater Thomas Vanek, Austrian hockey player January 21 Luke Grimes, American actor Richard Gutierrez, Filipino actor Karim Haggui, Tunisian footballer Karen Schwarz, Peruvian actress and TV host January 22 – Raica Oliveira, Brazilian supermodel January 23 – Arjen Robben, Dutch footballer January 24 Justin Baldoni, American actor, director and filmmaker Emerse Fae, Ivorian footballer Yotam Halperin, Israeli basketball player Witold Kiełtyka, Polish musician (d. 2007) Paulo Sérgio, Portuguese footballer Ashley C. Williams, American actress January 25 Stefan Kießling, German football player Robinho, Brazilian footballer Kaiji Tang, American voice actor January 26 Ryan Hoffman, Australian rugby league player Luo Xuejuan, Chinese swimmer January 27 – Davetta Sherwood, American actress and musician January 28 – Andre Iguodala, American basketball player January 29 Natalie du Toit, South African swimmer Nuno Morais, Portuguese footballer Safee Sali, Malaysian footballer January 30 – Kid Cudi, American rapper January 31 Michael Aloni, Israeli actor Jeremy Wariner, American sprinter

February

February 1 Darren Fletcher, Scottish football player Abbi Jacobson, American comedian, writer and actress Lee Thompson Young, American actor (d. 2013) February 2 – David Pakman, American political pundit February 3 Elizabeth Holmes, American fraudster who founded Theranos Kim Joon, South Korean rapper, actor, and model Matthew Moy, American actor February 4 – Mauricio Pinilla, Chilean footballer February 5 Nate Salley, American football player Carlos Tevez, Argentinian football player February 6 – Darren Bent, English footballer February 8 – Cecily Strong, American actress February 9 Logan Bartholomew, American actor Han Geng, Chinese singer in Korea (Super Junior) February 10 Greg Bird, Australian rugby league player Kim Hyo-jin, South Korean actress February 11 Mai Demizu, Japanese announcer Aubrey O'Day, American singer and actress February 12 Brad Keselowski, American stock car driver Jennie McAlpine, British actress and comedian Peter Vanderkaay, American Olympic swimmer February 13 – Brina Palencia, American voice actress February 14 – Stephanie Leonidas, English actress February 15 Doda, Polish singer and model Matt and Ross Duffer, American screenwriters and directors February 16 Fábio Lucindo, Brazilian actor, voice actor and presenter Oussama Mellouli, Tunisian Olympic swimmer February 17 – AB de Villiers, South African cricketer February 18 Carlos Kameni, Cameroonian footballer Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy, Belgian Countess, Currently Princess of Luxembourg being Wife of The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, married since 2012 Genelle Williams, Canadian actress February 19 – Marissa Meyer, American novelist February 20 Ben Lovejoy, American hockey player Trevor Noah, South African comedian, actor, and television personality February 21 Karina, Japanese model and actress Damien Molony, Irish television actor February 22 Branislav Ivanovic, Serbian footballer Tommy Bowe, Irish rugby union footballer February 24 – Wilson Bethel, American actor February 25 Xing Huina, Chinese athlete Filip Šebo, Slovak footballer February 26 Emmanuel Adebayor, Togolese footballer Beren Saat, Turkish actress February 27 – Alessia Amendola, Italian voice actress February 28 – Karolína Kurková, Czech model February 29 Arnaud Valois, French actor Mark Foster, American singer and composer, frontman of Foster the People Alicia Hollowell, American softball pitcher Cullen Jones, American Olympic swimmer Cam Ward, Canadian hockey player

March

March 1 Claudio Bieler, Argentinian football player Brandon Stanton, American photographer and blogger March 4 Tamir Cohen, Israeli footballer Ai Iwamura, Japanese actress Whitney Port, American television personality, clothing designer, and author Zak Whitbread, American soccer player March 6 Daniël de Ridder, Dutch footballer Chris Tomson, American musician (Vampire Weekend) March 7 Steve Burtt Jr., American-Ukrainian basketball player Mathieu Flamini, French football player Brandon T. Jackson, American stand-up comedian, actor and rapper March 8 Matthew Wong, Canadian artist (d. 2019) Nora-Jane Noone, Irish actress Ross Taylor, New Zealand cricketer March 9 – Julia Mancuso, U.S. Olympic medalist March 10 – Olivia Wilde, American actress March 12 Jaimie Alexander, American actress Shreya Ghoshal, Indian playback singer March 13 – Noel Fisher, Canadian actor March 16 Michael Ennis, Australian rugby league player Hosea Gear, New Zealand Rugby Union player March 17 Raphael Maitimo, Indonesian footballer Ryan Rottman, American actor March 18 – Michael Schmid, Swiss Olympic freestyle skier March 19 – Bianca Balti, Italian model March 20 Justine Ezarik, Internet celebrity and actress Christy Carlson Romano, American actress and singer Fernando Torres, Spanish football player Nomura Yuka, Japanese actress March 21 – Sopho Gelovani, Georgian singer March 22 – Didit Hediprasetyo, Indonesian fashion designer and socialite March 24 Chris Bosh, American basketball player Park Bom, South Korean singer March 25 – Katharine McPhee, American Idol finalist March 26 – Stéphanie Lapointe, Canadian singer March 30 Helena Mattsson, Swedish actress Justin Moore, American country music singer Anna Nalick, American singer Samantha Stosur, Australian tennis player March 31 – Sofía Reca, Argentine actress and television presenter

April

April 1 – Murali Vijay, Indian cricketer April 2 Ashley Peldon, American actress Shawn Roberts, Canadian actor April 3 – Allana Slater, Australian gymnast April 4 Sean May, American basketball player Haitham Ahmed Zaki, Egyptian actor (d. 2019) April 5 Marshall Allman, American actor Aram Mp3, Armenian singer-songwriter, comedian and showman Saba Qamar, Pakistani actress and model Phil Wickham, American musician Kisho Yano, Japanese footballer April 6 - Siboniso Gaxa, South African footballer April 8 Austin Ejide, Nigerian footballer Ezra Koenig, American musician Taran Noah Smith, American actor Kirsten Storms, American actress and voice actress April 9 Linda Chung, Canadian TVB actress and singer Adam Loewen, Canadian pitcher April 10 Natasha Melnick, American television and film actress Mandy Moore, American singer-songwriter, actress and voice actress April 11 Colin Clark, American soccer player (d. 2019) Kelli Garner, American actress Nikola Karabatić, French handball player April 12 – Luisel Ramos, Uruguayan model (d. 2006) April 13 Hiro Mizushima, Japanese actor and writer Nemanja Vuković, Montenegrin footballer April 14 Kyle Coetzer, Scottish cricketer Adán Sánchez, American singer (d. 2004) Hassan Yebda, Nigerian footballer April 15 – Zizan Razak, Malaysian comedian April 16 Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, American author Claire Foy, English actress April 17 – Rosanna Davison, Irish model, Miss World 2003 April 18 Red Bryant, American football player America Ferrera, American actress, voice actress, producer, and director April 19 Lee Da-hae, South Korean actress Dmitry Trunenkov, Russian Olympic bobsledder April 20 John Jairo Castillo, Colombian football player Nelson Évora, Portuguese athlete Tyson Griffin, American MMA fighter April 21 Shayna Fox, American voice actress Bhavna Limbachia, English actress April 22 Amelle Berrabah, British singer Michelle Ryan, English actress April 23 – Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russian chess player April 24 – Tyson Ritter, American singer-songwriter April 25 – Melonie Diaz, American actress April 26 Ryan O'Donohue, American voice actor Emily Wickersham, American actress April 27 Fabien Gilot, French Olympic swimmer Kim Hyung-il, South Korean footballer Patrick Stump, American musician and lead singer of Fall Out Boy April 29 Taylor Cole, American actress and model Kirby Cote, Canadian Paralympic swimmer Firass Dirani, Australian actor Paulius Jankūnas, Lithuanian basketball player Lina Krasnoroutskaya, Russian tennis player and commentator Phạm Văn Quyến, Vietnamese footballer Vassilis Xanthopoulos, Greek basketball player

May

May 1 Kerry Bishé, American actress Alexander Farnerud, Swedish footballer Henry Zebrowski, American actor and comedian May 3 Cheryl Burke, American professional dancer Morgan Kibby, American actress and singer-songwriter May 4 Little Boots, British pop singer Sarah Meier, Swiss figure skater May 5 - Chris Birchall, Trinidadian footballer May 7 Kevin Owens, Canadian professional wrestler Alex Smith, American football player May 8 Martin Compston, Scottish actor and former professional footballer Julia Whelan, American actress May 9 Prince Fielder, American baseball player Chase Headley, American baseball player Ezra Klein, American journalist, blogger and columnist May 10 – Pe'er Tasi, Israeli singer May 11 – Andrés Iniesta, Spanish footballer May 12 Sajjad Anoushiravani, Iranian weightlifter Junie Browning, American MMA fighter May 13 – Hannah New, English actress and model May 14 Gary Ablett Jr., Australian rules footballer Olly Murs, English singer Michael Rensing, German footballer Mark Zuckerberg, American founder and CEO of Facebook May 15 – Samantha Noble, Australian actress May 17 Jayson Blair, American actor Alejandro Edda, Mexican-American actor Andreas Kofler, Austrian ski jumper Passenger, English singer and songwriter Christine Robinson, Canadian water polo player May 20 Dilara Kazimova, Azerbaijani singer and actress Naturi Naughton, American singer and actress May 21 Jackson Pearce, American novelist Gary Woodland, American golfer May 23 Sam Milby, Filipino actor and rock musician Adam Wylie, American actor May 24 Monica Bergamelli, Italian artistic gymnast Sarah Hagan, American actress May 25 Kyle Brodziak, Canadian ice hockey player Emma Marrone, Italian pop/rock singer Kostas Martakis, Greek singer, model and occasional actor Nikolai Pokotylo, Russian singer Marion Raven, Norwegian singer and songwriter Unnur Birna Vilhjálmsdóttir, Miss Iceland, crowned Miss World 2005 Emily Hartridge, Emily Hartridge dies at 35 (d. 2019) May 26 - Hilda Abbott, wife of the former administrator of the Northern Territory (b. 1890) May 27 – Darin Brooks, American actor May 29 Carmelo Anthony, African-American basketball player Nia Jax, Australian-born American professional wrestler Alysson Paradis, French actress Kaycee Stroh, American actress, singer and dancer Aleksei Tishchenko, Russian Olympic boxer May 30 Steffan Lewis, Welsh politician (d. 2019) DeWanda Wise, American actress May 31 Milorad Čavić, Serbian swimmer Yael Grobglas, Israeli actress Jason Smith, Australian actor Daniela Samulski, German swimmer (d. 2018)

June

June 1 Olivier Tielemans, Dutch race-car driver Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar, Mongolian judoka June 2 – Stevie Ryan, American YouTube personality, actress and comedian (d. 2017) June 4 Jillian Murray, American actress Rainie Yang, Taiwanese singer June 5 – Iris van Herpen, Dutch fashion designer June 8 Jared Allman, American actor Todd Boeckman, American football player Andrea Casiraghi, Prince of Monaco Torrey DeVitto, American actress, previously fashion model Javier Mascherano, Argentinian footballer June 9 Caroline D'Amore, American DJ, model and actress Wesley Sneijder, Dutch footballer June 10 – Betsy Sodaro, American actress and voice actress June 11 – Vágner Love, Brazilian footballer June 13 Kaori Icho, Japanese freestyle wrestler Bérengère Schuh, French archer Phillip Van Dyke, American former actor June 14 Jay Lyon, Australian actor, musician and model Yury Prilukov, Russian swimmer June 15 – Tim Lincecum, American baseball player June 16 Emiri Miyasaka, Japanese model Rick Nash, Canadian hockey player June 17 – John Gallagher Jr., American actor, singer and dancer June 18 – Ian Jones-Quartey, American animator and voice actor June 19 – Paul Dano, American actor and producer June 21 Kim Ho-jun, South Korean football player Shiv Panditt, Indian actor and television host Zabit Samedov, Azerbaijani kickboxer Erick Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist June 22 – Janko Tipsarević, Serbian tennis player June 23 Duffy, Welsh singer Takeshi Matsuda, Japanese swimmer June 24 Javier Ambrossi, Spanish actor, stage director and film director Lucien Dodge, American voice actor JJ Redick, American basketball player June 25 Lauren Bush, American model and producer Killian Donnelly, Irish musical theatre performer June 26 Raymond Felton, American basketball player Assan Jatta, Gambian football striker Aubrey Plaza, American actress Wen Zhang, Chinese actor Deron Williams, American basketball player Eddie Wineland, American mixed martial artist June 27 Son Ho-jun, South Korean singer and actor Jose Holebas, German-Greek footballer Emma Lahana, New Zealand actress Conor Lamb, American attorney, politician, previously federal prosecutor and Marine Khloé Kardashian, American television personality June 28 – Eric Friedman, American musician and songwriter June 29 Éder Lima, Brazilian-Russian futsal player Ambesager Yosief, Eritrean footballer June 30 Fantasia Barrino, American singer Scott Dawson, American professional wrestler Nikos Oikonomopoulos, Greek singer Norismaidham Ismail, Malaysian footballer Yu Koshikawa, Japanese volleyball player

July

July – James Holzhauer, American game show champion July 1 Jason Reeves, American singer-songwriter and musician Jared Keeso, Canadian actor Donald Thomas, Bahamian high jumper Cyron Melville, Danish actor and musician Heo Jae-won, South Korean football player July 2 Johnny Weir, American figure skater, fashion designer, and television commentator Vanessa Lee Chester, American television and film actress Vinny Magalhães, Brazilian mixed martial artist July 3 Corey Sevier, Canadian actor Syed Rasel, Bangladeshi cricketer Manny Lawson, American football player July 4 Miguel Soares, Timorese football player Jin Akanishi, Japanese singer and actor Lee Je-hoon, South Korean actor July 5 Carlos Ferro, Mexican actor and music video director Yu Yamada, Japanese model, actress and singer Yeon Woo-jin, South Korean actor Danay García, Cuban actress and model Henrique Barbosa, Brazilian swimmer July 6 – Lauren Harris, British rock musician July 7 Oleksiy Honcharuk, Ukrainian politician AG Coco, Malaysian musician Ross Malinger, American former actor Adam Paul Harvey, English actor Mohammad Ashraful, Bangladeshi cricketer July 8 – Alexis Dziena, American actress July 9 LA Tenorio, Filipino professional basketball player Hanna R. Hall, American actress July 10 Aviva Baumann, American actress Laurent Recouderc, French tennis player Mark González, South African-Chilean footballer Óscar Escandón, Colombian boxer María Julia Mantilla, Peruvian actress, dancer, model, teacher and beauty queen July 11 Tiffiny Hall, Australian author, journalist and television personality Tanith Belbin White, Canadian-American figure skater Joe Pavelski, American hockey player Ekaterina Vilkova, Russian actress Serinda Swan, Canadian actress Rachael Taylor, Australian actress July 12 Gareth Gates, English singer Amanda Hocking, American fantasy novelist Florence Hoath, British actress Natalie Martinez, American actress and model Michael McGovern, Northern Irish footballer Sami Zayn, Syrian Canadian professional wrestler Matt Cook, American actor July 13 Pio Marmaï, French actor Gareth Williams, New Zealand actor July 14 Britta Soll, Estonian actress Alex Ross Perry, American film director, screenwriter and actor Samir Handanovic, Slovenian footballer July 15 Vincent Wan, Hong Kong actor Rustam Totrov, Russian Greco-Roman wrestler Lars Øvrebø, Norwegian football player Edgar Barreto, Paraguayan footballer July 16 Miguel Pires, Portuguese swimmer Sašo Bertoncelj, Slovenian male artistic gymnast July 17 Mohamed Bouchaïb, Libya-Algerian actor Asami Kimura, Japanese pop musician Mohd Shaffik Abdul Rahman, Malaysian footballer July 18 Sam Sexton, British professional boxer Lee Barnard, English footballer Liv Boeree, English poker player and TV presenter Josh Harding, Canadian hockey player July 19 Lasse Gjertsen, Norwegian videographer Alessandra De Rossi, Filipina actress Kaitlin Doubleday, American actress Andrea Libman, Canadian actress Diana Mocanu, Romanian swimmer Zhu Zhu, Chinese actress and singer July 20 James Mackay, Australian actor Jacky Heung, Hong Kong actor Huang Yi-hua, Taiwanese table tennis player Steve Wembi, Congolese criminologist and investigative journalist July 21 Sarah Greene, Irish actress and singer Paul Davis, American basketball player Iris Strubegger, Austrian model July 23 Brandon Roy, American basketball player Celeste Thorson, American actress and model July 24 – Tyler Kyte, Canadian actor and singer July 25 – Simran Jeet Singh, Sikh-American academic, writer, and activist July 26 Grace Byers, American actress Kyriakos Ioannou, Cypriot high jumper July 27 Antoine Bethea, American football player Taylor Schilling, American actress July 28 Ali Krieger, American soccer player Zach Parise, American hockey player John David Washington, American actor July 29 Oh Beom-seok, South Korean footballer Osman Chavez, Honduran footballer J. Madison Wright Morris, American actress (d. 2006) Wilson Palacios, Honduran footballer July 30 Anna Bessonova, Ukrainian rhythmic gymnast Gina Rodriguez, American actress Gabrielle Christian, American actress

August

August 1 Danny Tidwell, American dancer (d. 2020) Bastian Schweinsteiger, German football player August 2 Brandon Browner, American NFL player Giampaolo Pazzini, Italian footballer August 3 – Ryan Lochte, American swimmer August 5 – Helene Fischer, German singer and entertainer August 6 – Marco Airosa, Angolan footballer August 7 – Hsu Wei-ning, Taiwanese actress and model August 10 Ryan Eggold, American film and television actor Mariel Rodriguez, Filipina actress and model August 11 – Melky Cabrera, American baseball player August 12 Marian Rivera, Filipino actress Sherone Simpson, Jamaican athlete August 13 – James Morrison, English singer-songwriter and guitarist August 14 Clay Buchholz, American Major League Baseball pitcher Robin Söderling, Swedish tennis player August 17 Liam Heath, British sprint canoeist Garrett Wolfe, American NFL player August 19 Simon Bird, English actor and comedian Micah Alberti, American model and actor August 20 Mirai Moriyama, Japanese actor Tsokye Karchung, Bhutanese beauty queen, Miss Bhutan 2008 August 21 Alizée Jacotey, French singer Melissa Schuman, American singer and actress August 22 – Lee Camp, English footballer August 23 Glen Johnson, English footballer Ashley Williams (footballer), Welsh footballer August 24 Cameron Goodman, American actress Charlie Villanueva, American basketball player Yesung, South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, radio personality and MC August 25 Leslie-Anne Huff, American actress Kenan Sofuoğlu, Turkish professional motorcycle racer August 27 – Amanda Fuller, American actress August 28 Him Law, Hong Kong actor Michael Galeota, American actor (d. 2016) Sarah Roemer, American model and actress Zehra Fazal, South-Asian American voice actress August 31 Ryan Kesler, American ice hockey player Charl Schwartzel, South African golfer

September

September 1 – Joe Trohman, American singer-songwriter, composer, and guitarist (Fall Out Boy) September 2 – Danson Tang, Taiwanese actor, model, and singer September 3 – Garrett Hedlund, American actor September 4 Camila Bordonaba, Argentine actress, singer-songwriter, dancer, musician and former model Kyle Mooney, American actor, comedian and writer September 6 Maksymenko Igor Volodymorovych, Ukrainian kickboxer Orsi Kocsis, Hungarian model Abby Martin, American journalist September 7 Kate Miner, American actress and musician Farveez Maharoof, Sri Lankan cricketer Vera Zvonareva, Russian tennis player September 8 – Daniele Hypolito, Brazilian artistic gymnast September 10 Harry Treadaway, English actor Luke Treadaway, English actor and singer September 12 – Petra Marklund, Swedish singer and songwriter September 14 Adam Lamberg, American actor André de Vanny, Australian actor September 15 – Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, British Prince September 16 Sabrina Bryan, American actress and singer Katie Melua, Georgian-English singer Ali Fedotowsky, American television personality September 18 Nina Arianda, American actress Jack Carpenter, American actor Dizzee Rascal, English rapper September 19 Young Greatness, American rapper (d. 2018) Lydia Hearst, American actress and fashion model Kevin Zegers, Canadian actor September 20 Brian Joubert, French figure skater Soundarya Rajinikanth, Indian graphic designer, producer and director Holly Weber, American actress and model September 21 Dwayne Bowe, American football player Ben Wildman-Tobriner, American Olympic swimmer September 22 Theresa Fu, Hong Kong singer and actress Godfrey Gao, Taiwanese-Canadian model and actor (d. 2019) Laura Vandervoort, Canadian actress September 23 Gabrielle Christian, American television and film actress and model Kate French, American television and film actress and model Matt Kemp, American baseball player Anneliese van der Pol, Dutch-American actress and singer September 25 Annabelle Wallis, English actress CariDee English, American fashion model and TV personality Rashad McCants, American National Basketball Association player Zach Woods, American actor and comedian September 27 – Avril Lavigne, Canadian rock musician September 28 Richard Kyle Gambrell, Software product manager Helen Oyeyemi, British novelist Melody Thornton, American singer Ryan Zimmerman, American baseball player September 29 – Per Mertesacker, German football player September 30 – Keisha Buchanan, British singer

October

October 1 Beck Bennett, American actor and comedian Josh Brener, American actor Matt Cain, American baseball player Mónica Spear, Venezuelan actress, Miss Venezuela 2004 (d. 2014) October 2 John Morris, American voice actor Marion Bartoli, French professional tennis player October 3 Chris Marquette, American actor Ashlee Simpson, American singer and actress Anthony Le Tallec, French footballer Yoon Eun-hye, Korean singer, model, actress and entertainer Jarrod Bannister, Australian athlete (d. 2018) Laura Weissbecker, French actress Jessica Parker Kennedy, Canadian actress October 4 Lena Katina, Russian singer Álvaro Parente, Portuguese racing driver October 5 Glenn McMillan, Australian actor Brooke Valentine, American urban musician October 6 Joanna Pacitti, American singer Magdalena Frackowiak, Polish model October 7 Ikuta Toma, Japanese drama actor Andy Bean, American actor October 10 Pavel Durov, Russian entrepreneur Chiaki Kuriyama, Japanese actress Steve Turner, Australian rugby league player October 11 – Martha MacIsaac, Canadian actress October 12 – Emmanuel Kipchirchir Mutai, Kenyan long-distance runner October 13 Kathrin Fricke, German web- and video-artist, known as Coldmirror Anton Kushnir, Belarusian Olympic freestyle skier October 14 Jason Davis, American actor (d. 2020) Santino Quaranta, American soccer player October 16 Ben Smith, Australian rugby league player Shayne Ward, British singer October 17 Chris Lowell, American actor Randall Munroe, American programmer and webcomic artist October 18 Hollie Dunaway, American female boxer Esperanza Spalding, American singer Lindsey Vonn, American alpine skier October 19 – Kaio de Almeida, Brazilian swimmer October 21 – Marvin Mitchell, American football player October 20 – Mitch Lucker, American heavy metal singer (d. 2012) October 21 – Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Canadian actor and fashion model October 23 Izabel Goulart, Brazilian model Meghan McCain, American author October 24 Ben Giroux, American actor and director Botond Előd, Hungarian actor and voice actor Erin Lucas, American actress October 25 Sara Lumholdt, Swedish singer Katy Perry, American singer and television judge October 26 Sasha Cohen, American figure skater Jefferson Farfán, Peruvian footballer October 27 Kelly Osbourne, English singer and television personality Irfan Pathan, Indian cricketer Brady Quinn, American football player October 28 – Obafemi Martins, Nigerian footballer October 29 Eric Staal, Canadian hockey player Chris Baio, American musician (Vampire Weekend) October 30 – Eva Marcille, American model October 31 Pat Murray, American football player Amanda Pascoe, Australian swimmer

November

November 1 Miloš Krasić, Serbian footballer Natalia Tena, English actress and singer November 2 Anastasia Karpova, Russian singer Julia Stegner, German model Tamara Hope, Canadian actress and singer November 3 Christian Bakkerud, Danish race car driver (d. 2011) Ryo Nishikido, Japanese singer-songwriter and actor Marcus Toji, American actor and voice actor Mina Fukui, Japanese actress, tarento and gravure model November 4 Dustin Brown, American hockey player French Montana, Moroccan-American rapper Ayila Yussuf, Nigerian footballer November 5 Jon Cornish, Canadian football player Tobias Enström, Swedish ice hockey player Nick Folk, American football player Baruto Kaito, Estonian sumo wrestler Eliud Kipchoge, Kenyan long-distance runner Nick Tandy, English race car driver Nikolay Zherdev, Ukrainian-Russian ice hockey player November 6 Ricky Romero, American baseball player Sebastian Schachten, German footballer November 7 Mihkel Aksalu, Estonian footballer Jonathan Bornstein, American-Israeli soccer player Amelia Vega, Miss Universe 2003 November 8 Kuntal Chandra, Bangladeshi cricketer (d. 2012) Steven Webb, English actor November 9 Beatrice Bofia, Cameroonian-American basketball player Delta Goodrem, Australian actress and singer Ku Hye-sun, South Korean actress and singer Joel Zumaya, American baseball player November 10 Britt Irvin, Canadian actress and singer Jean-Martial Kipré, Ivorian footballer Jarno Mattila, Finnish footballer Ludovic Obraniak, Polish footballer Kendrick Perkins, American basketball player November 11 Stephen Hunt, English footballer Birkir Már Sævarsson, Icelandic footballer November 12 Omarion, American singer-songwriter and actor Dara, South Korean singer and model Yan Zi, Chinese tennis player November 14 Tony Gaffney, American basketball player Marija Šerifović, Serbian singer, Eurovision Song Contest 2007 winner November 15 – Hevrin Khalaf, Kurdish-Syrian politician and civil engineer (d. 2019) November 16 – Kimberly J. Brown, American actress November 17 Park Han-byul, South Korean actress Lauren Maltby, American actress and psychologist November 18 – Johnny Christ, American bassist November 19 – Lindsay Ellingson, American model November 20 – Jeremy Jordan, American actor and singer November 21 Jena Malone, American actress, musician and photographer Lindsey Haun, American actress and singer November 22 – Scarlett Johansson, American actress and singer November 23 Jarah Mariano, American model Lucas Grabeel, American actor, film producer, singer and songwriter November 24- Maria Riesch, German alpine skier November 25 Ian Lacey, Australian rugby league player Gaspard Ulliel, French actor November 26 – Antonio Puerta, Spanish footballer (d. 2007) November 27 – Sanna Nielsen, Swedish pop singer November 28 Alan Ritchson, American actor, model, and singer Andrew Bogut, Australian basketball player Marc-André Fleury, Canadian hockey player Trey Songz, African-American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer and actor Mary Elizabeth Winstead, American actress and singer November 30 Alan Hutton, Scottish footballer Olga Rypakova, Kazakhstani athlete

December

December 1 – Ajuma Ameh-Otache, Nigerian footballer (d. 2018) December 3 – Avraam Papadopoulos, Greek football player December 4 – Lindsay Felton, American actress December 5 – Lauren London, American actress and model December 6 – Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland, Swedish princess December 7 – Robert Kubica, Polish Formula One racing driver December 8 Jennifer Grassman, American recording artist and journalist Sam Hunt, American singer-songwriter December 10 – Tom Hern, New Zealand actor December 11 Xosha Roquemore, American actress Sandra Echeverría, Mexican actress, singer and model December 12 – Daniel Agger, Danish football (soccer) player December 13 – Santi Cazorla, Spanish football player December 14 Chris Brunt, Northern Irish footballer Jackson Rathbone, American actor and singer December 15 Kirsty Lee Allan, Australian actress and fashion model Martin Škrtel, Slovak footballer Yu Fengtong, Chinese speed skater December 16 Theo James, English actor and singer December 17 Asuka Fukuda, Japanese singer Tennessee Thomas, British-born American drummer and actor Shannon Woodward, American actress December 18 Julia Holter, American singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Tiffany Mulheron, Scottish actress December 20 Bob Morley, Australian actor David Tavaré, Spanish singer December 21 Michael McDowell, American racing driver, Daytona 500 winner December 22 Basshunter, Swedish singer, record producer and DJ Greg Finley, American actor December 23 Alison Sudol, American singer, songwriter and actress (aka A Fine Frenzy) Cary Williams, American football player December 24 – Dickson Wamwiri, Kenyan taekwondo practitioner (d. 2020) December 25 Francisco Vargas, Mexican professional boxer Jessica Origliasso, Australian singer-songwriter, actress and fashion designer Lisa Origliasso, Australian singer-songwriter, actress and fashion designer December 26 – Jenny Shakeshaft, American actress and model December 27 Tye'sha Fluker, American basketball player Rocío Guirao Díaz, Argentinian model December 28 Martin Kaymer, German golfer Raditya Dika, Indonesian writer, comedian, and filmmaker December 30 – LeBron James, American basketball player

Date unknown

Mariko Ebralidze, Georgian jazz singer Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita, Nepali Sherpa mountaineer

Deaths

January

January 1 Billy Hill, British gangster (b. 1911) Alexis Korner, British blues musician and broadcaster (b. 1928) January 5 – Giuseppe Fava, Italian writer (b. 1925) January 6 – Ernest Laszlo, Hungarian-born American cinematographer (b. 1898) January 7 – Alfred Kastler, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902) January 9 – Sir Deighton Lisle Ward, 4th Governor-General of Barbados (b. 1909) January 11 – Jack La Rue, American actor (b. 1902) January 13 – Ray Moore, American comic writer (b. 1905) January 14 Brooks Atkinson, American theater critic (b. 1894) Saad Haddad, Lebanese military officer and militia leader (b. 1936) Ray Kroc, American entrepreneur (b. 1902) January 17 Kostas Giannidis, Greek composer (b. 1903) George Rigaud, Argentinian actor (b. 1905) January 20 – Johnny Weissmuller, American swimmer and actor (b. 1904) January 21 Archduke Gottfried of Austria (b. 1902) Jackie Wilson, American singer (b. 1934) January 22 – Sir Count Michael Gonzi, Maltese Roman Catholic archbishop (b. 1885) January 29 – Frances Goodrich, American screenwriter (b. 1890) January 30 – Luke Kelly, lead singer of Irish band The Dubliners (b. 1940) January 31 – George Harmon Coxe, American writer (b. 1901)

February

February 4 – Alan Buchanan, British Anglican bishop (b. 1905) February 5 – El Santo, Mexican professional wrestler and actor (b. 1917) February 6 – Jorge Guillén, Spanish poet (b. 1893) February 8 Karel Miljon, Dutch boxer (b. 1903) Philippe Ariès, French medievalist and historian (b. 1914) February 9 – Yuri Andropov, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (b. 1914) February 10 David Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1958) Claudia Zobel, Filipina actress (b. 1965) February 11 – John Comer, English actor (b. 1924) February 12 Anna Anderson, Pretender to the Russian throne (b. 1896) Julio Cortázar, Argentine writer (b. 1914) Tom Keating, English art restorer (b. 1917) February 13 – Naomi Uemura, Japanese adventurer (b. 1941) February 15 – Ethel Merman, American singer and actress (b. 1908) February 20 – Giuseppe Colombo, Italian scientist (b. 1920) February 21 – Mikhail Sholokhov, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905) February 22 Syed Faiz-ul Hassan Shah, Pakistani religious leader of Allo Mahar Shrif. (b. 1911) David Vetter, American plastic bubble patient (b. 1971) Jessamyn West, American writer. (b. 1902) February 24 – Tyrone Mitchell, American murderer (b. 1955)

March

March 1 – Jackie Coogan, American actor (b. 1914) March 5 Tito Gobbi, Italian operatic baritone (b. 1913) William Powell, American actor (b. 1892) March 6 – Henry Wilcoxon, British actor (b. 1905) March 10 – June Marlowe, American actress (b. 1903) March 14 – Aurelio Peccei, Italian industrialist and philanthropist, co-founder of the Club of Rome (b. 1908) March 15 – Ken Carpenter, American Olympic athlete (b. 1913) Konstantin Badygin, Soviet Naval officer and explorer (b. 1910) March 12 – Arnold Ridley, English playwright and actor (b. 1896) March 16 – John Hoagland, American photographer (b. 1947) March 18 Charley Lau, American baseball pl8ayer (b. 1933) Paul Francis Webster, American lyricist (b. 1907) March 20 – Stan Coveleski, American baseball player and member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1889) March 21 - August Frank, Nazi German official, SS leader and convict at the Nuremberg trials (b. 1898) March 23 Shauna Grant, American porn actress (b. 1963) Peter Kolosimo, Italian journalist and writer (b. 1922) March 24 – Sam Jaffe, American actor (b. 1891) March 26 – Ahmed Sékou Touré, Guinean politician, 1st President of Guinea (b. 1922) March 27 – Jack Donohue, American film screenwriter and director (b. 1908) March 28 Ben Washam, American animator (b. 1915) Benjamin Mays, American Baptist minister and civil rights leader (b. 1894) March 30 – Karl Rahner, German Jesuit priest and theologian (b. 1904) March 31 – Jack Howarth, English actor (b. 1896)

April

April 1 Marvin Gaye, American singer (b. 1939) Elizabeth Goudge, English writer (b. 1900) April 5 Arthur “Bomber” Harris, British air marshall (b. 1892) Giuseppe Tucci, Italian scholar of oriental cultures (b. 1894) April 7 – Frank Church, American politician, U.S senator from 1957 to 1981 (b. 1924) April 8 – Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1894) April 9 – Willem Sandberg, Dutch typographer (b. 1897) April 12 – Edward Sokoine, 2nd Prime Minister of Tanzania (b. 1938) April 15 Tommy Cooper, Welsh comedian and magician (b. 1921) William Empson, English poet and critic (b. 1906) April 16 – Byron Haskin, American film and television director (b. 1899) April 17 – Mark W. Clark, American general (b. 1896) April 19 – Machito, Cuban jazz musician (b. 1908) April 20 – Otto Arosemena, 32nd President of Ecuador (b. 1925) April 21 – Marcel Janco, Romanian-Israeli artist (b. 1895) April 22 – Ansel Adams, American photographer (b. 1902) April 23 – Roland Penrose, English artist, historian and poet (b. 1900) April 26 Count Basie, American musician and composer (b. 1904) May McAvoy, American actress (b. 1899) April 30 – Rodrigo Lara Bonilla, Colombian lawyer and politician (b. 1946)

May

May 2 Jack Barry, American television host and producer (b. 1918) Bob Clampett, American cartoonist (b. 1913) Irwin Shaw, American author (b. 1913) May 4 – Diana Dors, English actress (b. 1931) May 6 – Mary Cain, American newspaper editor and politician (b. 1904) May 8 – Lila Wallace, American publisher (b. 1889) May 12 – Charlie Stubbs, English footballer (b. 1920) May 15 – Lionel Robbins, British economist (b. 1898) May 16 Andy Kaufman, American comedian (b. 1949) Irwin Shaw, American author (b. 1913) May 19 – Sir John Betjeman, English diplomat and poet (b. 1906) May 20 – Ólafur Jóhannesson, 15th Prime Minister of Iceland (b. 1913) May 21 Andrea Leeds, American actress (b. 1914) Ann Little, American actress (b. 1891) May 22 Rambai Barni, Queen consort of King Prajadhipok of Thailand (b. 1904) Karl-August Fagerholm, 20th Prime Minister of Finland (b. 1901) John Marley, American actor (b. 1907) May 24 – Vincent J. McMahon, professional wrestling promoter WWF (b. 1914) May 26 – Elizabeth Peer, American journalist (b. 1936) May 27 – Vasilije Mokranjac, Serbian composer (b. 1923) May 28 Eric Morecambe, British comedian (b. 1926) D'Urville Martin, American actor and director (b. 1939)

June

June 5 – Ahmad Fuad Mohieddin, 42nd Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1926) June 6 – Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Sikh theologian, Most powerful Sikh leader of the 20th century (b. 1947) June 11 – Enrico Berlinguer, General Secretary of the Italian Communist Party (b. 1922) June 15 Ned Glass, American actor (b. 1906) Meredith Willson, American composer (b. 1902) June 19 – Lee Krasner, American painter (b. 1908) June 20 – Estelle Winwood, English actress (b. 1883) June 22 – Joseph Losey, American film director (b. 1909) June 24 – William Keighley, American film director (b. 1889) June 25 – Michel Foucault, French philosopher (b. 1926) June 26 – Carl Foreman, American screenwriter (b. 1914) June 28 Yigael Yadin, Israeli archeologist, politician and Military Chief of Staff (b. 1917) Claude Chevalley, French mathematician (b. 1909) June 30 Henri Fabre, pioneer French aviator & inventor (b. 1882) Lillian Hellman, American playwright (b. 1905)

July

July 1 – Moshé Feldenkrais, Ukrainian founder of the Feldenkrais Method (b. 1904) July 3 – Raoul Salan, French general (b. 1899) July 7 – Dame Flora Robson, English actress (b. 1902) July 8 Brassaï, Hungarian-born photographer (b. 1899) Claudio Sánchez-Albornoz, Spanish historian and politician (b. 1893) July 17 – Karl Wolff, German Nazi SS Officer (b. 1900) July 19 – Faina Ranevskaya, Soviet and Russian actress (b. 1896) July 25 – Big Mama Thornton, American singer (b. 1926) July 26 George Gallup, American statistician and opinion pollster (b. 1901) Ed Gein, American serial killer (b. 1906) July 27 – James Mason, English actor (b. 1909) July 28 – Bess Flowers, American actress (b. 1898)

August

August 2 – Quirino Cristiani, Argentine animated film director (b. 1896) August 4 – Mary Miles Minter, American actress (b. 1902) August 5 – Richard Burton, Welsh actor (b. 1925) August 8 – Richard Deacon, American actor (b. 1921) August 11 – Paul Felix Schmidt, Estonian–German chess player (b. 1916) August 13 Clyde Cook, Australian actor (b. 1891) Tigran Petrosian, Georgian chess player (b. 1929) August 14 – J. B. Priestley, British novelist and playwright (b. 1894) August 25 Truman Capote, American writer (b. 1924) Viktor Chukarin, Russian Olympic gymnast (b. 1921) August 28 – Mohammed Naguib, 30th Prime Minister of Egypt and 1st President of Egypt (b. 1901) August 29 – Pierre Gemayel, Lebanese politician, founder of the Kataeb Party (b. 1905)

September

September 1 – Madeleine de Bourbon-Busset, Duchess of Parma (b. 1898) September 5 Adam Malik, 3rd Vice President of Indonesia (b. 1917) Jane Roberts, American writer (b. 1929) September 6 – Ernest Tubb, American singer (b. 1914) September 7 – Joe Cronin, American baseball player and member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1906) September 8 – Frank Lowson, English Test Cricketer 1951–1955 (b.1925) September 9 – Yılmaz Güney, Turkish film director (b. 1937) September 10 – Ismael Merlo, Spanish actor (b. 1918) September 12 – Yvon Petra, French tennis player (b. 1916) September 14 Richard Brautigan, American counter-culture author (b. 1935) Janet Gaynor, American Academy Award-winning actress (b. 1906) September 16 – Vincenzo Cotroni, Italian-Canadian mobster (b. 1911) September 17 – Richard Basehart, American actor (b. 1914) September 20 – Steve Goodman, American folk musician and songwriter (b. 1948) September 24 – Neil Hamilton, American actor (b. 1899) September 25 – Walter Pidgeon, Canadian actor (b. 1897) September 27 – Toke Townley, English actor (b. 1912)

October

October 1 Walter Alston, American baseball player and manager (Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1911) Blagoje Marjanović, Yugoslav football player and manager (b. 1907) October 4 – Bernhard, Prince of Saxe-Meiningen (b. 1901) October 5 – Leonard Rossiter, British actor (b. 1926) October 6 – George Gaylord Simpson, American paleontologist (b. 1902) October 9 – Heinz von Cleve, German stage and film actor (b. 1897) October 12 – Sir Anthony Berry, British politician murdered by the IRA in the Brighton hotel bombing (b. 1925) October 13 – George Kelly, American baseball player (New York Giants) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1895) October 14 – Sir Martin Ryle, English radio astronomer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 1918) October 16 – Peggy Ann Garner, American actress (b. 1932) October 18 – Jon-Erik Hexum, American actor (b. 1957) October 19 Henri Michaux, Belgian writer and painter (b. 1899) Jerzy Popiełuszko, Polish Roman Catholic priest and blessed (b. 1947) October 20 Carl Ferdinand Cori, Austrian-born biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1896) Paul Dirac, British physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902) October 21 Adolf Fischer, German actor (b. 1900) François Truffaut, French film director (b. 1932) October 23 David Gorcey, American actor (b. 1921) Oskar Werner, Austrian actor (b. 1922) October 24 – Walter Woolf King, American singer and actor (b. 1899) October 25 – Pascale Ogier, French actress (b. 1958) October 30 – June Duprez, English actress (b. 1918) October 31 Eduardo De Filippo, Italian actor (b. 1900) Indira Gandhi, Indian politician and political figure, 3rd Prime Minister of India (assassinated) (b. 1917)

November

November 11 – Martin Luther King Sr., American Baptist pastor, missionary, and an early figure in the civil rights movement (b. 1899) November 16 Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (b. 1906) Leonard Rose, American cellist (leukemia) (b. 1918) November 20 Trygve Bratteli, Norwegian politician, 19th Prime Minister of Norway (b. 1910) Carlo Campanini, Italian actor (b. 1906) November 23 – Paul Dahlke, German actor (b. 1904)

December

December 4 – Jack Mercer, American voice artist (b. 1910) December 7 – Jeanne Cagney, American actress (b. 1919) December 8 – Luther Adler, American actor (b. 1903) December 11 Oskar Seidlin, Silesian-born Jewish-American literary scholar (b. 1911) George Waggner, American film director (b. 1894) December 13 – Clemente de la Cerda, Venezuelan director (b. 1935) December 14 – Vicente Aleixandre, Spanish writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898) December 15 – Jan Peerce, American tenor (b. 1904) December 16 Karl Deichgräber, German classical philologist (b. 1903) J. Roderick MacArthur, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1920) December 20 Gonzalo Márquez, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player (b. 1946) Stanley Milgram, American psychologist (b. 1933) Dmitriy Ustinov, Soviet Army officer and Minister of Defense (b. 1908) December 24 Ian Hendry, English actor (b. 1931) Peter Lawford, English-American actor and socialite (b. 1923) December 26 – Sheila Andrews, American country music singer (b. 1953) December 28 – Sam Peckinpah, American film director (b. 1925) December 29 – Leo Robin, American composer (b. 1900)

Nobel Prizes

Physics – Carlo Rubbia, Simon van der Meer Chemistry – Robert Bruce Merrifield Medicine – Niels Kaj Jerne, Georges J. F. Köhler, César Milstein Literature – Jaroslav Seifert Peace – Bishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel – Richard Stone

1984 in fiction

The novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, published in 1949, is set in this year. The video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories takes place in 1984. The Transformers franchise starts in 1984 with the Transformers toy line. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain takes place in this year. The Terminator takes place on May 12th of this year. The Saturday school detention of The Breakfast Club takes place on March 24, 1984. Season 2 of the Netflix original television series Stranger Things takes place in 1984. Horror film Summer of 84 takes place in 1984. Interactive film Black Mirror: Bandersnatch takes place in 1984. Wonder Woman 1984 takes place in 1984. One of the storylines in season 1 of Why Women Kill is set in 1984. American Horror Story: 1984 takes place in 1984. The first part of Episode 1 of Not for Broadcast is set in 1984.

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