Beaujolais Nouveau 1987 French Wine Label

Beaujolais Nouveau 1987 French Wine Label

Take A Look Back At The Year 1987

January

January – Most of Britain is affected by heavy snow and sub-zero temperatures.
1 January – Personal equity plans permitting tax-free investments in shares are introduced.
2 January – Golliwogs are banned from Enid Blyton books by their publisher and replaced by politically correct gnomes following complaints that golliwogs were offensive to Black people.[1] 4 January – Economists predict that unemployment will fall below the 3,000,000 mark by the end of this year.
5 January – Harold Macmillan, Lord Stockton, former Prime Minister, is buried in the village of Horsted Keynes, having died on 29 December at the age of 92.
7 January – Telford, the new town created in Shropshire some 20 years ago, is reported to have the highest unemployment rate in the West Midlands region, even eclipsing the unemployment levels seen in the city of Birmingham and nearby towns including Wolverhampton, Brierley Hill, Wednesbury and Bilston, which have lost a large percentage of traditional heavy industry since the late-1970s, although Brierley Hill’s unemployment crisis is beginning to ease with the ongoing development of the Merry Hill Shopping Centre, which already includes two retail parks and a large shopping mall and is set to expand even further by the end of the decade.
13 January – Prince Edward leaves the Royal Marines just three months after joining.
14 January – Heavy snow falls across Britain leaving houses, towns, roads, railways and motor vehicles stranded and blocked.
15 January – Unemployment is reported to have fallen in December 1986 for the fifth month in succession.
20 January
Terry Waite, the special envoy of the Archbishop of Canterbury in Lebanon, disappears in Beirut whilst negotiating for the release of hostages.[2] Police arrest 26 suspected football hooligans across Britain after a mass operation.
30 January – The flotation of British Airways begins.
February[edit] 11 February
British Airways is privatised and listed on the London Stock Exchange.[3] Cynthia Payne is acquitted of controlling prostitutes in her London home.[4] 12 February – Edwina Currie sparks controversy by stating that "good Christians won’t get AIDS".
24 February – It is alleged that six Nazi war criminals are living in the UK.
26 February
Church of England’s General Synod votes to allow the ordination of women.[5] Rosie Barnes wins the Greenwich seat for the SDP from Labour at a by-election.
March[edit] 3 March – NHS prescription charges are increased from £2.20 to £2.40.
6 March
British ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes while leaving the harbour of Zeebrugge, Belgium, killing 193 on board.[6] The value of the pound is at a five-year high.
13 March – 25-year-old Matthew Taylor wins Truro for the Liberals at the by-election caused by the death of David Penhaligon three months ago.
19 March – Winston Silcott, a 28-year-old Black man, is sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of PC Keith Blakelock in the Tottenham riots 17 months ago.
23 March – 31 people are injured when a suspected IRA bomb explodes at a British army barracks in Rheindahlen, West Germany.[7] 27 March – Neil Kinnock meets U.S President Ronald Reagan in Washington DC.
29 March – Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher visits Moscow.
30 March – Christie’s auction house in London sells one of Vincent van Gogh’s iconic Sunflowers paintings for £24,750,000.[2] April[edit] 1 April – MPs vote against the restoration of the death penalty by 342–230.
3 April – The jewellery of the late Duchess of Windsor is sold at auction for £31,000,000 six times the expected value.[2] 5 April – Arsenal win the Football League Cup for the first time in their history with a 2–1 win over Liverpool, earning them their first major trophy since 1979. Charlie Nicholas scores both of Arsenal’s goals.
16 April – Conservative MP Harvey Proctor appears in court charged with gross indecency.[8] 22 April – Former Labour Prime Minister James Callaghan is appointed to the Order of the Garter. He will be retiring from Parliament at this year’s general election.
29 April – Chancellor Nigel Lawson promises that the UK will soon have an income tax rate of 25p in the pound.
30 April – The House of Lords approve the sterilisation of a "mentally subnormal" 17-year-old female.
May[edit] 4 May – Everton win the Football League First Division title for the ninth time in their history.
8 May – Loughgall ambush: Soldiers of the SAS kill eight members of the Provisional Irish Republican Army at Loughgall, County Antrim.[9] 10 May – The church of St Mary-at-Hill in the City of London is damaged in a fire.[10] 11 May
Margaret Thatcher calls a general election for Thursday, 11 June; with most of the opinion polls pointing towards her securing a third successive election victory for the Conservatives, with the Labour opposition expected to increase its share of votes and seat tally at its first general election under the leadership of Neil Kinnock.
British Rail renames Second class as Standard class.
14 May – Unemployment has fallen to 3,107,128.
15 May – Family Law Reform Act removes remaining legal distinctions between children born to married and unmarried parents.[11] 16 May – Coventry City F.C. win the FA Cup for the first time in their history with a 3–2 win in the final over Tottenham Hotspur, who had won all of their previous seven FA Cup finals.[12] 25 May – Aldershot F.C. become the first team to win promotion through the new Football League playoffs, winning promotion from the Fourth Division with a 3–0 aggregate win over their illustrious opponents Wolverhampton Wanderers (who have a total of eight major trophies to their name, the most recent just seven years ago). The Hampshire club have already condemned another illustrious side, Bolton Wanderers (four times FA Cup winners) to relegation to the Fourth Division for the first time in their history.
June[edit] 3 June – The last MORI poll before the general election shows the Conservatives 11 points ahead of Labour with 43% of the vote, while the Liberal/SDP Alliance’s support stands at 24% and their hopes of building on their result at the last general election look exceedingly slim.[13] 7 June – Chessington Zoo is renamed Chessington World of Adventures and is even made into a theme park by Madame Tussaud’s.
11 June – The 1987 general election sees Margaret Thatcher secure her third term in office. However, her parliamentary majority is reduced to 102 compared to the 144-seat majority gained at the election four years earlier.[14] High-profile casualties of the election include: the former SDP leader Roy Jenkins (once a Labour Home Secretary) and the Ulster Unionist Party’s 75-year-old Enoch Powell (a former Conservative MP). Four ethnic minority candidates are successful: Diane Abbott, Paul Boateng, Bernie Grant and Keith Vaz. Among the MPs retiring from parliament is 75-year-old James Callaghan, the former Prime Minister.
18 June – Unemployment has fallen below the 3,000,000 mark for the first time since 1981, after the biggest monthly fall in unemployment since records began in 1948; seeing more than 100,000 of the unemployed find work in May.
19 June – Howard Kendall, managers of Football League champions Everton, resigns to take over of Athletic Club Bilbao in Spain. His successor at Everton is the club’s assistant manager Colin Harvey.
22 June – Race riots break out in the Chapeltown area of Leeds.[4] 25 June – A MORI poll shows support for the Conservative Party stands at almost 50% – the highest during Margaret Thatcher’s time as leader.[5] 27 June – 25 years after the first James Bond film was released, the fifteenth Bond film premieres in London – with the spy now being played by Timothy Dalton.
30 June – Peter Beardsley, the 26-year-old England striker, becomes the most expensive player transferred between British clubs when he completes a £1,900,000 move from Newcastle United to Liverpool.[6] July[edit] 12 July – £60,000,000 is stolen during the Knightsbridge Security Deposit robbery.[15] 16 July
British Airways and British Caledonian agree a £237,000,000 merger.[7] Unemployment is reported to be down to just over 2,900,000.
22 July – Palestinian cartoonist Naji al-Ali is shot in London; his condition is described as "critical".[16] 24 July – Novelist and former Conservative MP Jeffrey Archer wins a libel case against Daily Star over allegations that he was involved in a vice ring.[17] 27 July – Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up is released, the first of eight singles to reach the Top 10 in the UK.[18][19][20] 29 July – The Channel Tunnel is given the go-ahead after Margaret Thatcher and François Mitterrand ratify the Treaty of Canterbury. It is expected to be open within six years.[8] 30 July – The Queen opens the Docklands Light Railway in London, the first driverless railway in Great Britain. Passenger service would begin a month later.[21] 31 July
The Attorney General institutes legal proceedings against The Daily Telegraph to prevent it publishing details from the book Spycatcher.[22] August[edit] 4 August – Just months after confessing to a further two murders, the Moors Murderer Ian Brady claims that he committed a further five murders.
6 August – Dr. David Owen resigns as Leader of the Social Democratic Party after its members vote to merge with the Liberal Party.[23] 10 August – One person a day in Britain is now reported to be dying of AIDS.
13 August
First building of post-war design to be Listed: Bracken House in the City of London, designed by Sir Albert Richardson as the Financial Times headquarters (1955–9).[24] Unemployment continues to fall, with the twelfth successive monthly fall bringing the national total to less than 2,900,000.
19 August
Michael Ryan shoots dead fourteen people in the Berkshire town of Hungerford, before taking his own life with a rifle.[25] 16 people are injured, some of them seriously.
The Order of the Garter is opened to women.[26] 21 August – The Hungerford massacre death toll rises to 16 with the deaths of two more victims in hospital from their injuries.[27] 27 August – Robert Maclennan replaces David Owen as Leader of the Social Democratic Party.[28] 29 August – Naji al-Ali dies in hospital more than five weeks after being shot. [9] 30 August – David Owen forms a breakaway faction of the SDP.
September[edit] 7 September – Ford completes its takeover of the luxury sports car company, Aston Martin.
9 September – 25 Liverpool football fans are extradited to Belgium to face charges of manslaughter in connection with the Heysel Stadium disaster more than two years ago.[29] 11 September – The Government unveils plans to abolish the Inner London Education Authority.
22 September – The Government bans automatic weapons of the type used by Hungerford killer Michael Ryan.
23 September – An Australian court lifts the ban on the publication of Spycatcher.[30] October[edit] October – Construction work begins on the extension to the M40 motorway between Oxford and Birmingham. It is hoped that the motorway, providing an alternative route to the M6 and M1 from the Midlands to London as well as improving road links with the Midlands and the South Coast ports, will be fully operational by 1990.[31] 1 October – Swedish home product retailer IKEA opens its first British store at Warrington in Cheshire.[32] 9 October – Margaret Thatcher tells the Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool that she wants to continue as Prime Minister until 1994 and the age of 69, which would make her Britain’s oldest Prime Minister since Harold Macmillan in 1963. She is already three months away from becoming Britain’s longest-serving Prime Minister this century, exceeding the previous record set by H. H. Asquith of the Liberal Party more than 70 years ago.
11 October – £1,000,000 Operation Deepscan in Loch Ness fails to locate the legendary Loch Ness Monster.[33] 15–16 October – Great storm: hurricane force winds batter much of south-east England, killing 23 people and causing extensive damage to property.[34] 18 October – Two days after the end of the storm in south-east England, some 250,000 homes in the region are still without electricity.
19 October
Black Monday: Wall Street crash leads to £50,000,000,000 being wiped of the value of shares on the London stock exchange.[35] Glanrhyd Bridge collapse: train falls off bridge into River Towy in Wales that had collapsed due to flooding, killing four people.
23 October – Retired English jockey Lester Piggott is jailed for three years after being convicted of tax evasion.[36] 25 October – Peugeot begins production of its second car – the 405 four-door saloon – at the Ryton plant near Coventry. The first customers are set to take delivery of their cars after Christmas. A French-built estate version will be launched next year.
November[edit] November – The first acid house raves are reported in the United Kingdom, many of them being in derelict buildings.
1 November – British Rail establishes a world speed record for diesel traction, 148.4 mph (238.9 km/h) with a test InterCity 125 formation between Darlington and York.[37] 2 November – Peter Brooke succeeds Norman Tebbit as Chairman of the Conservative Party.
3 November – It is announced that unemployment in Britain fell quicker during October than in any other European country.
5 November – London City Airport opens.[9] 8 November – Enniskillen bombing: Eleven people are killed by a Provisional Irish Republican Army bomb at a Remembrance Day service at Enniskillen.[38] 11 November – Customs officers in Southampton seize more than £50,000,000 worth of cocaine – the most expensive haul of the drug ever found in the UK.
12 November – Unemployment has fallen to 2,700,000 (just under 10% of the workforce), the lowest level of unemployment recorded in Britain for over six years.
17 November – The Government announces that the Poll tax (community charge) will be introduced in April 1990.
18 November – A fire at Kings Cross on the London Underground kills 31 people.[39] 19 November – Conservative support has reached 50% in a MORI poll for the first time.[10] 24 November – The Government announces that free eye tests are to be abolished.
December[edit] December – The British-built Peugeot 405 wins the European Car of the Year award, and is the first Peugeot to be given the title for nearly 20 years. British sales begin in the new year, several months after it was launched in France.
9 December – The England cricket team’s tour of Pakistan is nearly brought to a premature end when captain Mike Gatting and umpire Shakoor Rana row during a Test Match.[2] 15 December – Channel Tunnel construction is initiated, and it is expected to open in 1993 or early-1994.[40] 17 December – A year that has seen an excellent performance for the British economy ends with unemployment reported to have fallen below the 2,700,000 mark; having started the year in excess of 3,000,000.
25 December – ITV enjoys a record breaking audience when more than 26,000,000 viewers tune in for the Christmas Day episode of Coronation Street, in which Hilda Ogden (Jean Alexander) makes her final appearance on the show after 23 years.
29 December – PWL release the Kylie Minogue single I Should Be So Lucky. Australian Minogue, 19, has already hugely popular with British audiences for her role in the TV soap Neighbours, which debuted on the BBC fourteen months ago.
31 December – 31 British and Belgian people are recognised in the New Year Honours for heroism shown in the rescue operation at the Zebrugge tragedy earlier in the year.[41] Undated[edit] Inflation remains low for the sixth year running, standing at 4.2% for 1987.[42] Largest ever deficit to date on UK balance of payments.
With overall unemployment falling below 3,000,000, youth unemployment is now below the 1,000,000 mark.[43] Overall economy growth for the year reaches 5.5% – the highest since 1963.[11] Publications[edit] London Daily News, short-lived newspaper (24 February – 23 July)
Iain M. Banks’ novel Consider Phlebas.
Iain Banks’ novel Espedair Street.
William Golding’s novel Close Quarters, second of the To the Ends of the Earth trilogy.
Paul Kennedy’s historical study The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers.
Penelope Lively’s novel Moon Tiger.
Ian McEwan’s novel The Child in Time.
Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels Equal Rites and Mort.
Births[edit] 9 January – Paolo Nutini, singer
23 January – Michael Christie, Scottish field hockey defender
30 January – Phil Lester, Youtuber, radio presenter
31 January – Marcus Mumford, musician (Mumford & Sons)
7 February – Joe Cardle, English footballer
22 February – Shaun Batt, footballer
27 March – Zaraah Abrahams, actress
2 April – Marc Pugh, footballer
11 April – Joss Stone, musician
1 May – Matt Di Angelo, actor
15 May – Andrew Murray, Scottish tennis player
28 May – Liam Shotton, footballer
4 June – Mollie King, singer
5 June – Charlie Clements, actor
6 July – Kate Nash, singer
7 July – Carly Telford, English footballer
10 July – Amy Oliver, archer[44] 11 August – Adam Thomas, philanthropist
14 August – Steven R. Cosgrove, actor
14 August – Nikki Kidd, Scottish field hockey forward
15 August – Sean McAllister, English footballer
24 August – Ollie Hancock, racing driver
3 September – Chris Fountain, actor
4 September – Mike O’Shea, cricketer
11 September – Elizabeth Henstridge, actress
22 September – Tom Felton, actor
27 September – Luke Campbell, boxer
28 November – Chloe Madeley, journalist and model
30 November – Dougie Poynter, bassist (McFly)
21 December – Rachel Shenton, actress
25 December – Jorgie Porter, actress
Deaths[edit] 22 January – Ann Parker Bowles, socialite (born 1918)
2 February
Alistair MacLean, writer (heart attack) (born 1922)
Ken Reid, comic artist and writer (born 1919)
4 February – Wynford Vaughan-Thomas, writer and broadcaster (born 1908)
28 February
Joan Greenwood, actress (born 1921)
Tom Stephenson, rambler (born 1893)
Stephen Tennant, aristocrat (born 1906)
7 March – Evelyn Dove, singer (born 1902)
28 March – Patrick Troughton, actor (born 1920)
2 April – Trevor Hockey, footballer (born 1943)
4 April – Richard Aaron, philosopher (born 1901)
8 April – Terry Allen, boxer (born 1924)
26 April – John Silkin, politician (born 1923)
22 May – Keidrych Rhys, poet and editor (born 1915)
6 June – Fulton Mackay, actor (born 1922)
22 June – John Hewitt, poet (born 1907)
29 August – Naji al-Ali, Palestinian cartoonist, assassinated in London (born 1938)
4 September – Bill Bowes, cricketer (born 1908)
11 September – Hugh David, television director (born 1925)
17 September – Harry Locke, actor (born 1913)
25 September – Emlyn Williams, dramatist and actor (born 1905)
19 October – Jacqueline du Pré, cellist (born 1945)
22 December – Henry Cotton, golfer (born 1907)
26 December – Melford Stevenson, judge (born 1902)

The start of the year saw an important milestone in electronic dance music, when Steve "Silk" Hurley’s song "Jack Your Body" became the first house music track to reach number 1 in the UK charts. This was despite Hurley refusing to promote the song, and the 12-inch single technically breaking chart rules as it was longer than the allowed 25-minute play time. House music had been steadily growing in popularity since it started underground in the early 1980s, and another number 1 would follow in September, the huge selling "Pump Up The Volume" by British act M|A|R|R|S which was one of the top ten biggest selling songs of the year.

For most of the 1980s, the main musical format in the charts was the gramophone record, with songs being released on both 7-inch and 12-inch vinyl singles. However, in 1987 two new formats started to appear. The first was the digital CD single, where songs are put on a Compact Disc. These were first made eligible for the UK Singles Chart this year, and the first number 1 to be released as a CD single was Whitney Houston’s "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" released in May. The second was the cassette single where the song is released on an audio tape – the BPI began recording their sales this year, but they would not become eligible until 1989. Both formats would dominate the chart throughout the 1990s.

Synthpop bands Pet Shop Boys and Erasure continued their success from their breakthrough year in 1986, with the Pet Shop Boys achieving their second number 1 single ("It’s a Sin") in the summer, and two more top ten singles with "What Have I Done to Deserve This?", a collaboration with Dusty Springfield, which peaked at number 2, and "Rent", which peaked at number 8. Their album "Actually" also sold well and peaked at number 2. Erasure’s album The Circus was their first charting album and peaked at number 6, and had two top 10 hits this year with the eponymous title track and "Victim of Love", as well as the number 12 charting "It Doesn’t Have to Be" and their big hit from the previous year, "Sometimes". Both bands would continue to have huge success into the early 1990s.

The sound of producers Stock Aitken Waterman continued to grow in popularity, as they moved from their previous Hi-NRG sound to one more pop-based. It gave them big hits with girl group Bananarama, with their song "Love in the First Degree" becoming their biggest hit ever when it peaked at number 3, and American singer Sinitta with "Toy Boy", the successful No.4 followup to the big selling song "So Macho" from 1986. They also achieved two number one’s, one being girl duo Mel and Kim’s "Respectable", and created a huge star with the baritone-voiced singer Rick Astley. In 1987 he had a number one album with "Whenever You Need Somebody", and several high charting singles including the title track and the biggest selling single of the year, his number 1 breakthrough song "Never Gonna Give You Up".

Madonna continued her long run of Top Ten hits throughout the year, scoring two number one’s, "La Isla Bonita" in April and "Who’s That Girl" in July; the former was her third number one single from the multi-million selling album True Blue and the latter was taken from the film of the same name in which Madonna herself starred. Although the film was critically panned, the soundtrack album hit a respectable No.4 and generated two more Top 10 hits for Madonna; "Causing a Commotion" (No.4, September) and "The Look of Love" (No.9, December).

Soul singer Ben E. King got a surprise number 1 with a re-release of 1961’s "Stand by Me", which was used in an advert for Levi Jeans. Long running band The Bee Gees also got their first number 1 of the decade with "You Win Again", their fifth overall in a 20-year career, and Michael Jackson released the multi-million selling "Bad" which as of 2008 is one of the top ten highest selling albums in UK chart history. It spawned the number 1 single "I Just Can’t Stop Loving You" (a duet with Siedah Garrett), the number 3 title track and the number 3 "The Way You Make Me Feel". The year also saw George Michael launch his solo career post-Wham! with the album "Faith" and its title track, which reached number 2.

The race for the Christmas number one single had many contenders this year. Rick Astley released a cover of "When I Fall In Love", and the 1956 Nat King Cole version was re-released at the same time, while ‘Mel & Kim’ released a cover of "Rocking Around The Christmas Tree" – however, this referred to comedian Mel Smith and singer Kim Wilde rather than the girl group of the same name, proceeds went to the charity Comic Relief. A very popular Christmas song released this year was a collaboration with Irish band The Pogues and singer Kirsty MacColl, with the song "Fairytale of New York". With its bitter tale about the breakup of two lovers, it was very different from other Christmas songs around.

In the end, it was the Pet Shop Boys who had the Christmas number one of 1987, with their cover of Elvis Presley’s "Always on My Mind". The Pogues peaked at number 2 and has been re-issued several times since, reaching the top 10 in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

In the world of classical music, Nicholas Maw’s new work Odyssey made an impact, and veteran composer Malcolm Arnold produced his Salute to Thomas Merritt, Op. 98, whilst Michael Nyman and Judith Weir both brought new operas to the stage. The BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition was won by Italian soprano Valeria Esposito, and the Lieder prize was introduced into the competition for the first time.

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.

January

January 1
Brunei becomes a completely independent state.
The Bell System in the United States is broken up.
January 3 – President of the United States Ronald Reagan meets with Navy Lieutenant Robert Goodman and the Reverend Jesse Jackson at the White House, following Lieutenant Goodman’s release from Syrian captivity.
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.[1] The Victoria Agreement is signed–institutionalising the Indian Ocean Commission.
January 18 – The Mitsui Miike coal mine explosion at Ōmuta, Fukuoka, Japan, kills 83.
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.
February[edit] 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.[2] 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[edit] 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[edit] April 1 – Death of Marvin Gaye: Marvin Gaye is shot to death by his father, a day before his 45th birthday.
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
Welsh comedian Tommy Cooper suffers a massive heart attack and dies while live on TV.
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.

Diretas Já demonstration held in São Paulo.
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.[3] April 25 – The term of Sultan Ahmad Shah as the seventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia ends.
April 26 – Sultan Iskandar of Johor, becomes the eighth Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
May[edit] 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.
The Itaipu Dam is inaugurated on the border of Brazil and Paraguay after nine years of construction, making it 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.[clarification needed] 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[edit] 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.
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 12 – In the NBA Finals, The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers in 7 games to capture their 15th NBA Championship.
June 16 – The world-renowned, critically acclaimed Canadian entertainment company, Cirque du Soleil is founded.
June 18 – Colorado radio host Alan Berg is shot dead outside his home in Denver by members of The Order.
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 Airways makes its inaugural flight.
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 Canada’s 17th prime minister.
June 30 – Elton John plays the famous Night and Day Concert at Wembley Stadium.
July[edit] 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).[4] 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.

Newspaper vending machine featuring news of the 1984 Summer Olympics, which opened on July 28.
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[edit] 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.[5] 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.

The launch of shuttle, Discovery, on STS-41-D, its first mission.
August 30 – STS-41-D: the Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
September[edit] 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 present-day 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.
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.
September 27 – Alex Deforce, a Belgian multidisciplinary artist is born in Kortrijk.
October[edit] 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 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.
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.[6] October 25 – The European Economic Community makes £1.8 million available to help combat the famine in Ethiopia.[7] 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.
October 31 – Galileo forgiven by Vatican for work on the Earth orbit 368 years after being condemned.[8] November[edit] 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.
Former U.S. Secretary of State and eventual 2004 presidential nominee John Kerry gets elected as the Democratic U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, and was in office until 2013, when he resigned to become the Secretary of State, succeeding Hillary Clinton.

Presidential election results map. Red denotes states won by Reagan/Bush (49), Blue denotes those won by Mondale/Ferraro (1+D.C.).
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 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.[9] 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[edit]

Controlled Impact Demonstration
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 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[edit] 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[edit] Content
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December
Further information: Category: 1984 births
January[edit]

Paolo Guerrero

Kristen Hager

Robin Sydney

Eric Trump

Jeff Francoeur

Calvin Harris

Robinho

Stefan Kießling

Ben Shapiro
January 1
Michael Witt, Australian rugby league player
Paolo Guerrero, Peruvian footballer
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
Diego Gómez, Argentine-French footballer
Clinton James Rocksted, Humanitarian
January 6
Eric Trump, American businessman and philanthropist
Priit Loog, Estonian actor
Kate McKinnon, American actress and comedian
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 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
January 18
Seung-Hui Cho, Korean-born American Virginia Tech massacre gunman (d. 2007)
Makoto Hasebe, Japanese 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
Trever O’Brien, American actor
January 21
Karen Schwarz, Peruvian actress and TV host
Richard Gutierrez, Filipino actor
January 22 – Raica Oliveira, Brazilian supermodel
January 23 – Arjen Robben, Dutch footballer
January 24
Yotam Halperin, Israeli basketball player
Witold Kiełtyka, Polish musician (d. 2007)
Ashley C. Williams, American actress
Justin Baldoni, American actor, director and filmmaker
January 25
Robinho, Brazilian footballer
Stefan Kießling, German football player
Kaiji Tang, American voice actor
January 26 – Luo Xuejuan, Chinese swimmer
January 27 – Davetta Sherwood, American actress and musician
January 28 – Andre Iguodala, American basketball player
January 29
Nuno Morais, Portuguese footballer
Natalie du Toit, South African swimmer
Safee Sali, Malaysian footballer
January 31 – Michael Aloni, Israeli actor
February[edit]

David Pakman

Aubrey O’Day

Peter Vanderkaay

Stephanie Leonidas

Oussama Mellouli

Trevor Noah

Karolína Kurková
February 1
Lee Thompson Young, American actor (d. 2013)
Darren Fletcher, Scottish football player
Abbi Jacobson, American comedian, writer and actress
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
Han Geng, Chinese singer in Korea (Super Junior)
Logan Bartholomew, American actor
February 10
Kim Hyo-jin, 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
Oussama Mellouli, Tunisian Olympic swimmer
Fábio Lucindo, Brazilian actor, voice actor and presenter
February 17 – AB de Villiers, South African cricketer
February 18
Genelle Williams, Canadian actress
Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy, Belgian Countess, Currently Princess of Luxembourg being Wife of The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, married since 2012.
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 – Tommy Bowe, Irish rugby union footballer
February 24 – Wilson Bethel, American actor
February 25
Filip Šebo, Slovak footballer
Xing Huina, Chinese athlete
February 26
Beren Saat, Turkish actress
Emmanuel Adebayor, Togolese footballer
February 28 – Karolína Kurková, Czech model
February 29
Alicia Hollowell, American softball pitcher
Cullen Jones, American Olympic swimmer
Cam Ward, Canadian hockey player
Mark Foster, American singer and composer
March[edit]

Olivia Wilde

Shreya Ghoshal

Michael Schmid

Fernando Torres

Christy Carlson Romano

Katharine McPhee

Helena Mattsson
March 1
Claudio Bieler, Argentinian football player
Brandon Stanton, American photographer and blogger
March 2
Ian Sinclair, American voice actor
Trent Garrett, American actor and model
March 4
Tamir Cohen, Israeli footballer
Ai Iwamura, Japanese actress
Zak Whitbread, American soccer player
Whitney Port, American television personality, clothing designer, and author
March 6 – Chris Tomson, American musician (Vampire Weekend)
March 7
Brandon T. Jackson, American stand-up comedian, actor and rapper
Mathieu Flamini, French football player
March 8
Ross Taylor, New Zealand cricketer
Nora-Jane Noone, Irish actress
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 – Ryan Rottman, American actor
March 18 – Michael Schmid, Swiss Olympic freestyle skier
March 19 – Bianca Balti, Italian model
March 20
Fernando Torres, Spanish football player
Nomura Yuka, Japanese actress
Christy Carlson Romano, American actress, comedian, voice actress and singer
Justine Ezarik, Internet celebrity and 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
Sara Jean Underwood, American model
March 27 – Jon Paul Steuer, American actor and musician (d. 2018)
March 28
Bill Switzer, Canadian-American voice actor
Nikki Sanderson, English actress
March 30
Anna Nalick, American singer
Helena Mattsson, Swedish actress
Samantha Stosur, Australian tennis player
Justin Moore, American country music singer
March 31 – Sofía Reca, Argentine actress and television presenter
April[edit]

Chrissie Fit

Mandy Moore

Nikola Karabatić

Claire Foy

America Ferrera

Zizan Razak

Shayna Fox

Michelle Ryan
April 1 – Murali Vijay, Indian cricketer
April 2
Shawn Roberts, Canadian actor
Ashley Peldon, American actress
April 3
Allana Slater, Australian gymnast
Chrissie Fit, American actress and singer
April 4
Haitham Ahmed Zaki, Egyptian actor (d. 2019)
Sean May, American basketball player
April 5
Saba Qamar, Pakistani actress and model
Marshall Allman, American actor
Aram Mp3, Armenian singer-songwriter, comedian and showman
Phil Wickham, American musician
April 8
Kirsten Storms, American actress and voice actress
Taran Noah Smith, American actor
Ezra Koenig, American musician
April 9
Adam Loewen, Canadian pitcher
Linda Chung, Canadian TVB actress and singer
April 10
Mandy Moore, American singer and actress
Natasha Melnick, American television and film 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
Kris Britt, Australian cricketer
Hiro Mizushima, Japanese actor and writer
Nemanja Vuković, Montenegrin footballer
April 14
Kyle Coetzer, Scottish cricketer
Adán Sánchez, American singer (d. 2004)
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
April 19
Lee Da-hae, South Korean actress
Dmitry Trunenkov, Russian Olympic bobsledder
April 20
John Jairo Castillo, Colombian football player
Tyson Griffin, American MMA fighter
Nelson Évora, Portuguese athlete
April 21
Shayna Fox, American voice actress
Bhavna Limbachia, English actress
April 22
Michelle Ryan, English actress
Amelle Berrabah, British singer
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
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[edit]

Henry Zebrowski

Sarah Meier

Julia Whelan

Pe’er Tasi

Andrés Iniesta

Mark Zuckerberg

Andreas Kofler

Carmelo Anthony

Kaycee Stroh
May 1
Alexander Farnerud, Swedish footballer
Henry Zebrowski, American actor and comedian
Kerry Bishé, American actress
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 7
Kevin Owens, Canadian professional wrestler
Alex Smith, American football player
May 8
Julia Whelan, American actress
Martin Compston, Scottish actor and former professional footballer
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 – Junie Browning, American MMA fighter
May 13 – Hannah New, English actress and model
May 14
Michael Rensing, German footballer
Mark Zuckerberg, American founder and CEO of Facebook
Gary Ablett Jr., Australian rules footballer
May 15 – Samantha Noble, Australian actress
May 17
Andreas Kofler, Austrian ski jumper
Passenger, English singer and songwriter
Christine Robinson, Canadian water polo player
Jayson Blair, American actor
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
May 27 – Darin Brooks, American actor
May 29
Carmelo Anthony, African-American basketball player
Aleksei Tishchenko, Russian Olympic boxer
Nia Jax, Australian-born American professional wrestler
Kaycee Stroh, American actress, singer and dancer
Alysson Paradis, French actress
May 30
Steffan Lewis, Welsh politician (d. 2019)
DeWanda Wise, American actress
May 31
Jason Smith, Australian actor
Milorad Čavić, Serbian swimmer
Yael Grobglas, Israeli actress
June[edit]

Torrey DeVitto

Caroline D’Amore

Rick Nash

John Gallagher Jr.

Ian Jones-Quartey

Paul Dano

Aubrey Plaza

Khloé Kardashian

Fantasia Barrino
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
Todd Boeckman, American football player
Andrea Casiraghi, Prince of Monaco
Javier Mascherano, Argentinian footballer
Torrey DeVitto, American actress and former fashion model
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
Phillip Van Dyke, American actor
Bérengère Schuh, French archer
June 14
Jay Lyon, Australian actor, musician and model
Yury Prilukov, Russian swimmer
June 15 – Tim Lincecum, American baseball player
June 16
Rick Nash, Canadian hockey player
Emiri Miyasaka, Japanese model
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
Erick Silva, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Zabit Samedov, Azerbaijani kickboxer
Shiv Panditt, Indian actor and television host
Kim Ho-jun, South Korean football player
June 22 – Janko Tipsarević, Serbian tennis player
June 23
Takeshi Matsuda, Japanese swimmer
Duffy, Welsh singer
June 24
JJ Redick, American basketball player
Lucien Dodge, American voice actor
Javier Ambrossi, Spanish actor, stage director and film director
June 25
Lauren Bush, American model and producer
Killian Donnelly, Irish musical theatre performer
June 26
Wen Zhang, Chinese actor
Assan Jatta, Gambian football striker
Raymond Felton, American basketball player
Deron Williams, American basketball player
Aubrey Plaza, American actress
June 27
Son Ho-jun, South Korean singer and actor
Khloé Kardashian, American television personality
Emma Lahana, New Zealand actress
June 28 – Eric Friedman, American musician and songwriter
June 29
Ambesager Yosief, Eritrean footballer
Éder Lima, Brazilian-Russian futsal player
June 30
Fantasia Barrino, American singer
Nikos Oikonomopoulos, Greek singer
Norismaidham Ismail, Malaysian footballer
Scott Dawson, American professional wrestler
July[edit]

Corey Sevier

Lauren Harris

Serinda Swan

Rachael Taylor

Natalie Martinez

Kaitlin Doubleday

Andrea Libman

Grace Byers

Taylor Schilling

Ali Krieger

Gina Rodriguez
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
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
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 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
July 15
Vincent Wan, Hong Kong actor
Rustam Totrov, Russian Greco-Roman wrestler
Lars Øvrebø, Norwegian football player
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
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 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
July 29 – J. Madison Wright Morris, American actress (d. 2006)
July 30
Anna Bessonova, Ukrainian rhythmic gymnast
Gina Rodriguez, American actress
Gabrielle Christian, American actress
August[edit]

Jon Foster

Ryan Lochte

Kyle Schmid

Jen Lilley

Marian Rivera

Cameron Goodman
August 1 – Bastian Schweinsteiger, German football player
August 2
Brandon Browner, American NFL player
Giampaolo Pazzini, Italian footballer
August 3
Jon Foster, American actor and musician
Carah Faye Charnow, American singer (Shiny Toy Guns)
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
Ja’Tovia Gary, American artist and filmmaker
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 – 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
August 24
Cameron Goodman, American actress
Charlie Villanueva, American basketball player
Yesung, South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, radio personality and MC
August 25 – Kenan Sofuoğlu, Turkish professional motorcycle racer
August 27 – Amanda Fuller, American actress
August 28
Him Law, Hong Kong actor
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Royal Mail 1981 Butterflies

1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1981st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 981st year of the 2nd millennium, the 81st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1980s decade.

January – The subterranean Sarawak Chamber is discovered in Borneo.
January 1
Greece enters the European Economic Community, predecessor of the European Union.
Palau becomes a self-governing territory.
January 2 – One of the largest investigations by a British police force ends when serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", is arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
January 10 – Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments.
January 15 – Pope John Paul II receives a delegation led by Polish Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa at the Vatican.
January 16 – Loyalists shoot and seriously wound Irish nationalist activist Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and her husband.
January 17 – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law.
January 19 – United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
January 20 – Iran releases the 52 Americans held for 444 days minutes after Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President of the United States, ending the Iran hostage crisis.
January 21 – The first DeLorean automobile, a stainless steel sports car with gull-wing doors, rolls off the production line in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.
January 23 – An earthquake of M 6.8 magnitude in Sichuan, China kills 150.
January 25
Jiang Qing ("Madame Mao") is sentenced to death in the People’s Republic of China.
In South Africa the largest part of the town Laingsburg is swept away within minutes by one of the strongest floods ever experienced in the Great Karoo.
January 27 – The Indonesian passenger ship Tamponas 2 catches fire and capsizes in the Java Sea, killing 580.
February[edit] Main article: February 1981
February 4 – Gro Harlem Brundtland becomes Prime Minister of Norway.
February 8 – In Greece, 20 fans of Olympiacos F.C. and one fan of AEK Athens die, while 54 are injured, after a stampede at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, possibly because Gate 7 does not open immediately after the end of the game.
February 9 – Polish Prime Minister Józef Pińkowski resigns and is replaced by General Wojciech Jaruzelski.
February 14
Stardust fire: A fire at the Stardust nightclub in Artane, Dublin, Ireland in the early hours kills 48 people and injures 214.
Australia withdraws recognition of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia.
February 17–22 – Pope John Paul II visits the Philippines.
February 23 – 1981 Spanish coup d’état attempt ("23-F"): Antonio Tejero, with members of the Guardia Civil, enters the Spanish Congress of Deputies and stops the session where Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo is about to be named president of the government. The coup fails following its denouncement by King Juan Carlos.
February 24 – A powerful, M 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Athens, killing 22 people, injuring 400 people and destroying several buildings and 4,000 houses, mostly in Corinth and the nearby towns of Loutraki, Kiato and Xylokastro.
March[edit] Main article: March 1981
March 1 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Bobby Sands, a Provisional Irish Republican Army member, begins a hunger strike for political status at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh) in Northern Ireland, dying on May 5, the first of 10 IRA hunger strikers to die.
March 11 – Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet is sworn in as President of Chile for another 8-year term.
March 17 – In Italy the Propaganda Due Masonic lodge is discovered.
March 19 – Three workers are killed and 5 injured during a ground test of Space Shuttle Columbia at Kennedy Space Center in the United States.
March 29 – The first London Marathon starts with 7,500 runners.
March 30 – Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan: U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.; 2 police officers and Press Secretary James Brady are also wounded.
April[edit] Main article: April 1981
April 1 – Daylight saving time is introduced in the Soviet Union.
April 4 – UK pop group Bucks Fizz’s song Making Your Mind Up wins the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
April 11 – 1981 Brixton riot: Rioters in south London throw petrol bombs, attack police and loot shops.
April 12 – The Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Columbia with NASA astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen launches on the STS-1 mission, returning to Earth on April 14. It is the first time a manned reusable spacecraft has returned from orbit.

April 12: First Space Shuttle launch: Columbia, April 12, 1981.
April 15 – The first Coca-Cola bottling plant in China is opened.[1] April 18 – A Minor League Baseball game between the Rochester Red Wings and the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, becomes the longest professional baseball game in history: 8 hours and 25 minutes/33 innings (the 33rd inning is not played until June 23).
April 26 – French presidential election: A first-round runoff results between Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and François Mitterrand.
May[edit] Main article: May 1981
May – Daniel K. Ludwig abandons the Jari project in the Amazon basin.
May 1 – Pensions in Chile: The new Chilean pension system, based on private pension funds, begins.
May 4 – The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) was founded in Vienna by law students from Austria, West Germany, Poland and Hungary.
May 5 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Bobby Sands, Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and abstentionist Member of Parliament of the House of Commons, dies, aged 27, on hunger strike in prison in Northern Ireland.
May 6 – A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Lin’s design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. from 1,421 other entries.
May 11 – Jamaican singer Bob Marley dies aged 36 from cancer in Miami, Florida.
May 13 – Pope John Paul II assassination attempt: Pope John Paul II is shot and nearly killed by Mehmet Ali Ağca, a Turkish gunman, as he enters St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City to address a general audience. The Pope recovers.
May 15 – Donna Payant is murdered by serial killer Lemuel Smith, the first time a female prison officer has been killed on-duty in the United States.
May 21
François Mitterrand becomes the first socialist President of the French Fifth Republic.
In the National Hockey League, the New York Islanders win their second consecutive Stanley Cup defeating the Minnesota North Stars four games to one.
May 22 – Peter Sutcliffe is found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment on 13 counts of murder and 7 of attempted murder in England.
May 25
In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Alain Robert scales the Willis Tower in Chicago.
May 26 – The Italian government resigns over its links to the fascist Masonic cell Propaganda Due.
May 30 – Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is assassinated in Chittagong.
May 31 – Burning of Jaffna library, one of the most violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the century.
June[edit] Main article: June 1981
June 5 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States report that 5 homosexual men in Los Angeles have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, the first recognized cases of AIDS.
June 6 – Bihar train disaster: Seven coaches of an overcrowded passenger train fall off the tracks into the Bagmati River in Bihar, India, killing between 500 and 800.
June 7 – The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor killing ten Iraqi troops and a French technician.
June 12
Raiders of the Lost Ark is released in theaters.
1981 Major League Baseball strike begins in the United States.
June 13 – At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, Marcus Sarjeant fires 6 blank shots at Elizabeth II.
June 18
The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is founded.
The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter makes its first flight at Groom Lake (Area 51), Nevada.
June 22 – Iranian president Abolhassan Banisadr is deposed.
June 27
The first game of paintball is played in Henniker, New Hampshire.
The E-mu Emulator sampler keyboard with floppy disk operation is unveiled at NAMM international Sound & Music Expo, Chicago. Production Model Serial Number 001 is issued to Stevie Wonder.[2] July[edit] Main article: July 1981
July 2 – Wonderland murders: The Wonderland Gang of cocaine dealers is brutally murdered in a massacre involving Eddie Nash in Los Angeles.
July 3 – The Toxteth riots in Liverpool, England, start after a mob saves a youth from being arrested. Shortly afterward, the Chapeltown riots in Leeds start after increased racial tension.
July 7 – United States President Ronald Reagan nominates the first woman, Sandra Day O’Connor, to the Supreme Court of the United States.
July 8 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Irish republican volunteer Joe McDonnell dies at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh) in Northern Ireland after a 61-day hunger strike.
July 9 – Donkey Kong is released, marking the first Donkey Kong and Mario smash hit arcade game developed by Nintendo in Japan.
July 10
Mahathir bin Mohamad becomes the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
1981 Handsworth riots in Birmingham begin, followed by further 1981 England riots in several urban areas including Liverpool and Leeds.
July 16–21 – England become the first team this century to win a cricket Test match after the follow-on when they beat Australia by 18 runs at Headingley cricket ground, Leeds, England.
July 17
Hyatt Regency walkway collapse: Two skywalks filled with people at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, collapse into a crowded atrium lobby, killing 114.
Israeli aircraft bomb Beirut, destroying multi-story apartment blocks containing the offices of PLO associated groups, killing approximately 300 civilians and resulting in worldwide condemnation and a U.S. embargo on the export of aircraft to Israel.[3] July 19 – The 1981 Springbok Tour commences in New Zealand, amid controversy over the support of apartheid.
July 21 – Panda Tohui is born in Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City, the first panda to ever be born and survive in captivity outside of China.
July 29 – A worldwide television audience of over 750 million people watch the Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
July 30 – Summer 1981 hunger demonstrations in Poland: As many as 50,000 demonstrators, mostly women and children, take to the streets in Łódź to protest food ration shortages in Communist Poland.
August[edit] Main article: August 1981
August 1 – The first 24-hour video music channel MTV (Music Television) is launched in the United States and airs its first video, Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles.
August 9 – 1981 Major League Baseball strike ends in the United States and Major League Baseball resumes with the All-Star Game in Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium.
August 12 – The original Model 5150 IBM PC (with a 4.77 MHz Intel 8088 processor) is released in the United States at a base price of $1,565.
August 19
Gulf of Sidra incident: Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi sends two Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets to intercept two U.S. Navy fighters over the Gulf of Sidra. The U.S. jets destroy the Libyan fighters.
Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT) is founded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Sílvio Santos.
August 23 – South African troops attack SWAPO bases in Xangongo and Ongiva, Angola during Operation Protea.
August 24 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering John Lennon in Manhattan eight months earlier.
August 27 – North Korea fires a surface-to-air missile at a U.S. SR-71 Blackbird spy plane flying in South Korean and international airspace. The missile misses and the airplane is unharmed.[4] August 30 – Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 2nd President and 76th Prime Minister of Iran & Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, 77th Prime Minister of Iran are killed in terroristic explosion by People’s Mujahedin of Iran.
August 31 – A bomb explodes at the United States Ramstein Air Base in West Germany, injuring 20 people.
September[edit] Main article: September 1981
September 1 – Gregorio Conrado Álvarez is inaugurated as a military de facto President of Uruguay.
September 4 – An explosion at a mine in Záluží, Czechoslovakia, kills 65 people.
September 8 – The first episode of the extremely popular British television sitcom Only Fools and Horses, "Big Brother", is shown on BBC One.
September 10 – Picasso’s painting Guernica is moved from New York to Madrid.
September 15
Our Lady of Akita in Japan cries for the last time, on the Feast of [[Our Lady of Sorrows].
The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world, at 150 years old, when it operates under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
September 16 – Postman Pat is first aired on BBC One in the United Kingdom.
September 17 – Ric Flair defeats Dusty Rhodes to win his first World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship in Kansas City.
September 18 – Capital punishment in France is abolished.
September 19
Simon & Garfunkel perform The Concert in Central Park, a free concert in New York in front of approximately half a million people.
Solidarity Day march, in support of organized labor, draws approximately 250,000 people in Washington, D.C.
September 20 – The Brazilian river boat Sobral Santos capsizes in the Amazon River, Óbidos, Brazil, killing at least 300.
September 21 – Belize, formerly British Honduras, gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
September 25
Sandra Day O’Connor takes her seat as the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Rolling Stones begin their Tattoo You American tour at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.
September 26
The Boeing 767 airliner makes its first flight.
The Sydney Tower opens to the public in Australia.
September 27 – TGV high-speed rail service between Paris and Lyon, France begins.
September 27–29 – Iran–Iraq War: Iranian forces break the Siege of Abadan in Operation Samen-ol-A’emeh.
September 28 – The classic animated comedy espionage TV series Danger Mouse debuts on ITV in the U.K.
October[edit] Main article: October 1981
October 2 – English rock band The Police releases Ghost in the Machine.
October 5 – Raoul Wallenberg becomes a posthumously honorary citizen of the United States.
October 6 – Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is assassinated during a parade by army members who belong to the Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization led by Khalid Islambouli who are opposed to his negotiations with Israel.
October 10 – The Ministry for Education of Japan issues the jōyō kanji.
October 14 – Vice President Hosni Mubarak is elected President of Egypt, one week after Anwar Sadat’s assassination.
October 16 – Gas explosions at a coal mine at Hokutan, Yūbari, Hokkaidō, Japan kill 93.
October 21 – Andreas Papandreou becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
October 22 – The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organization faction led by Hareram Sharma and D. P. Singh begins.
October 27 – Soviet submarine S-363 runs aground outside the Karlskrona, Sweden military base.
November[edit] Main article: November 1981

November 1: Antigua and Barbuda.
November 1 – Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom.
November 9 – Slavery in Mauritania is abolished by Edict No. 81-234.
November 12 – The Church of England General Synod votes to admit women to holy orders.
November 16 – In U.S. soap opera General Hospital, Luke and Laura marry; it is the highest-rated hour in daytime television history.
November 18 – COMDEX Fall: IBM introduces the IBM PC; Scientific Solutions announces the first PC add-in cards.
November 22 – The Edmonton Eskimos (14-1-1) barely stave off defeat and win a record 4th consecutive Grey Cup in the Canadian Football League, at the 69th Grey Cup at Montréal’s Olympic Stadium defeating the Ottawa Rough Riders (5-11-0) 26-23 in the final three seconds; after being down 20–1 at halftime.[5] November 23
Iran–Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), authorizing the Central Intelligence Agency to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
1981 United Kingdom tornado outbreak, the largest recorded tornado outbreak in European history.[6] November 25–26 – A group of mercenaries led by Mike Hoare take over Mahe airport in the Seychelles in a coup attempt. Most of them escape by a commandeered Air India passenger jet; six are later arrested.
November 30–December 17 – Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union attempt to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe; the meetings end inconclusively.
December[edit] Main article: December 1981
December 1 – An Inex-Adria Aviopromet McDonnell Douglas MD-80 strikes a mountain peak and crashes while approaching Ajaccio Airport in Corsica, killing all 180 people on board.
December 4 – South Africa grants Ciskei independence, not recognized outside South Africa.
December 7 – Rotary International charters the Rotary Club of Grand Baie, Mauritius.
December 8
The No. 21 Mine explosion in Whitwell, Tennessee kills 13.
Arthur Scargill becomes President-elect of the National Union of Mineworkers (Great Britain).
December 10 – During the Ministerial Session of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, Spain signs the Protocol of Accession to NATO.
December 11
Boxing: Muhammad Ali loses to Trevor Berbick; this proves to be Ali’s last-ever fight.
El Mozote massacre: In El Salvador, army units kill 900 civilians.
December 13
Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland, to prevent the dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity.
Clube de Regatas do Flamengo wins the Intercontinental Cup (football) after a 3–0 win against Liverpool.
December 15 – A car bomb destroys the Iraqi Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 61 people; Syrian intelligence is blamed.
December 17 – American Brigadier General James L. Dozier is kidnapped in Verona by the Italian Red Brigades.
December 20 – The Penlee lifeboat disaster occurs off the coast of South-West Cornwall.
December 21 – Preferential Trade Area (PTA) for Eastern and Southern Africa.
December 28 – The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.
December 31 – A coup d’état in Ghana removes President Hilla Limann’s PNP government and replaces it with the PNDC led by Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings.
Date unknown[edit] January to March – Heavy snow causes many houses and buildings to collapse in northwestern Japan; 152 are killed.
Cuba suffers a major outbreak of Dengue fever, with 344,203 cases.[7] Use of crack cocaine, a smokeable form of the drug, first reported in the United States and Caribbean.[8] Luxor AB presents the ABC 800 computer.
Polybius, an urban legend game, is said to have been released in Portland, Oregon; there is no evidence for its existence.
The State Council of the People’s Republic of China lists the cities of Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Guilin as those where the protection of historical and cultural heritage, as well as natural scenery, should be treated as a priority project.
Pepsi enters China.[9] The Millennium translation of Saint Edward the Martyr’s relics from Wareham to Shaftesbury in England is observed in a reenactment.
Births[edit] Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December
January[edit]

Eden Riegel

Eli Manning

Rinko Kikuchi

Jérémie Renier

Jared Kushner

Pitbull

Ray J

Alicia Keys

Elijah Wood

Justin Timberlake
January 1
Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian race car driver
Mladen Petrić, Croatian football player
Eden Riegel, American actress
January 2 – Maxi Rodríguez, Argentine footballer
January 3 – Eli Manning, American football player
January 4
Silvy De Bie, Belgian singer
Aaron Schwartz, American actor
January 5
Deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman), Canadian DJ/producer
Brooklyn Sudano, American actress
January 6
Mike Jones, American rapper
Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress
Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor
January 7 – Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
January 8
Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player
Genevieve Cortese, American actress
Jeff Francis, Canadian pitcher
January 9
Caroline Lufkin, American singer
Euzebiusz Smolarek, Polish footballer
January 10
Jared Kushner, American investor
Tamta, Georgian-Greek singer
January 11
Jamelia, British singer
Tom Meighan, British singer and songwriter
January 12 – Quentin Griffin, American football player
January 15
Howie Day, American singer and songwriter
El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer
Pitbull, American hip-hop musician and record producer
January 16 – Marta Roure, Andorran singer and actress
January 17
Scott Mechlowicz, American actor
Ray J, American rapper and singer
January 18 – Otgonbayar Ershuu, Mongolian visual artist
January 19
Lucho González, Argentine footballer
Bitsie Tulloch, American actress
Thaila Zucchi, English singer and actress
January 20
Brendan Fevola, Australian rules footballer
Owen Hargreaves, Canadian-born English footballer
Jason Richardson, American basketball player
January 21
Dany Heatley, German-born hockey player
Izabella Miko, Polish actress and dancer
Mohd Amri Yahyah, Malaysian footballer
January 22
Chantelle Anderson, American basketball player
O. T. Fagbenle, English actor, writer, and director
Willa Ford, American singer, television hostess, and actress
Beverley Mitchell, American actress
Ben Moody, American guitarist
January 24 – Carrie Coon, American actress
January 25
Alicia Keys, American singer, pianist and actress
Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer (d. 2007)
January 26 – Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan conductor
January 27
Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player
Greg Owens, Australian soccer player
January 28
Elijah Wood, American actor and music producer
Gen Hoshino, Japanese actor and singer
January 29
Rachna Khatau, Indian-American actress and singer
Jonny Lang, American musician
Darío Lopilato, Argentine actor
January 30
Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer
Chieko Higuchi, Japanese voice actress
January 31
Gemma Collins, English television personality
Justin Timberlake, American actor and musician
February[edit]

Sara Foster

Tom Hiddleston

Kelly Rowland

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Paris Hilton

Josh Gad

Josh Groban
February 1 – John Gemberling, American actor and comedian
February 2 – Emily Rose, American actress
February 3 – Alisa Reyes, American actress
February 4
Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)
February 5
Lee Eon, South Korean actor and model (d. 2008)
Nora Zehetner, American actress
Sara Foster, American actress
February 6 – Alison Haislip, American actress and former TV personality
February 8
Ralf Little, English actor
Jim Parrack, American actor
February 9
Tom Hiddleston, British actor
The Rev, American drummer (Avenged Sevenfold) (d. 2009)
February 10
Uzo Aduba, American actress
Natasha St-Pier, Canadian singer
Holly Willoughby, British television presenter
Stephanie Beatriz, Argentine-born American Actress
February 11
Kelly Rowland, American singer and actress
Edoardo Molinari, Italian golfer
February 12
Lisa Hannigan, Irish singer, songwriter, and musician
Selena Li, Hong Kong actress
February 13 – Durahim Jamaluddin, Malaysian footballer (d. 2018)
February 14 – Erin Torpey, American actress
February 15
Jenna Morasca, American television personality
Olivia, American singer
February 17
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor and film director
Paris Hilton, American model, heiress, and socialite
February 18
Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player
Ivan Sproule, British footballer
February 20
Adrian Lamo, American computer hacker (d. 2018)
Chris Thile, American mandolinist
Majandra Delfino, American actress
February 23
Josh Gad, American actor
Mai Nakahara, Japanese voice actress
Paleo, American singer-songwriter
Dylan Ryder, American former pornographic actress
February 24 – Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player
February 25
Park Ji-sung, South Korean footballer
Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor
February 26 – Maria Sansone, American journalist and Internet personality
February 27
Josh Groban, American singer
Mat Yeung, Hong Kong actor
March[edit]

Will Power

Bryce Dallas Howard

LeToya Luckett

Julia Stiles

Maarten van der Weijden
March 1
Ana Hickmann, Brazilian model
Adam LaVorgna, American actor
Will Power, Australian racing driver
Brad Winchester, American ice hockey player
Zach Cregger, American actor and comedian
March 2
Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (d. 2010)
Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
March 3
Julius Malema, South African politician
Lil’ Flip, American rapper
Shada Hassoun, Iraqi singer
László Nagy, Hungarian handball player
Cristina Scarlat, Moldovan singer
March 5 – Hanna Alström, Swedish actress
March 6 – Ellen Muth, American actress
March 8 – Adam Jones, Welsh rugby union player
March 9 – Antonio Bryant, American football player
March 10
Samuel Eto’o, Cameroonian footballer
Kristen Maloney, American gymnast
March 11
David Anders, American actor
Lee Evans, American football player
LeToya Luckett, American singer
March 12
Kenta Kobayashi, Japanese professional wrestler
Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenian tennis player
March 15 – Young Buck, American rapper
March 16
Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
Johannes Aigner, Austrian footballer
March 17 – Kyle Korver, American basketball player
March 18
Fabian Cancellara, Swiss road bicycle racer
Vanessa Lee Evigan, American actress
March 19
Declan Bennett, English singer-songwriter
Kolo Touré, Ivorian football player
March 22
Tiffany Dupont, American actress
MIMS, American rapper
March 24 – Philip Winchester, American actor
March 27
Lin Jun Jie, Singaporean singer
Terry McFlynn, British footballer
March 28
Gareth David-Lloyd, Welsh actor
Lindsay Frimodt, American model
Dan Petronijevic, Canadian actor
Julia Stiles, American actress
March 29
Alain Moussi, Gabonese actor and stuntman
Megan Hilty, American actress and singer
PJ Morton, American musician, singer, and producer
Jlloyd Samuel, Trinidadian footballer (d. 2018)
March 31
Gerard McCarthy, British actor
Ryōko Shintani, Japanese voice actress
Maarten van der Weijden, Dutch Olympic swimmer

April[edit]

Taylor Kitsch

Alessandra Ambrosio

Paul Rust

Courtney Peldon

Hayden Christensen

Jessica Alba

Kunal Nayyar
April 1
Aslı Bayram, Turkish German model and actress
Aimee Chan, Chinese-Canadian actress
Hannah Spearritt, British singer (S Club 7) and actress
Nolan Yonkman, Canadian hockey player
April 2
Bethany Joy Lenz, American actress and singer
Raghav, Canadian singer
April 3 – Arfius Arf, British artist
April 5 – Michael A. Monsoor, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2006)
April 6
Eliza Coupe, American actress
Robert Earnshaw, Welsh footballer
April 7
Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer
Terrell Roberts, American football player (d. 2019)
April 8
Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model
Ofer Shechter, Israeli actor
April 9
Milan Bartovič, Slovak hockey player
Eric Harris, American mass murderer (d. 1999)
Ireneusz Jeleń, Polish footballer
April 10
Gretchen Bleiler, American snowboarder
Laura Bell Bundy, American actress and singer
Liz McClarnon, British singer
Michael Pitt, American actor
Timmy Williams, American actor and comedian
April 11 – Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model
April 12 – Paul Rust, American actor and comedian
April 13 – Courtney Peldon, American actress
April 14 – Shinjiro Koizumi, Japanese politician
April 17 – Hanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer
April 18
Jang Na-ra, Korean actress and singer
Audrey Tang, Taiwanese software programmer
April 19
Saskia de Brauw, Dutch model and artist
Hayden Christensen, Canadian-American actor
Troy Polamalu, American football player
Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress
April 21
Mike Christie, English musician
Stephanie Larimore, American model
April 22 – Ken Dorsey, American football player
April 23 – Michelle Knight, American author and kidnap survivor
April 25
Felipe Massa, Brazilian race car driver
John McFall, British paralympic sprinter
Anja Pärson, Swedish alpine skier
April 26
Matthieu Delpierre, French football player
Mariana Ximenes, Brazilian actress
April 27 – Sandy Mölling, German pop singer
April 28 – Jessica Alba, American actress and businesswoman
April 29
Alex Vincent, American actor
Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor
George McCartney, British footballer
April 30 – Emma Pierson, American Television Actress
May[edit]

Robert Buckley

Craig David

Danielle Fishel

Stephen Amell

Rami Malek

Zara Tindall

Georges St-Pierre

Shiri Maimon

Mark Winterbottom

Daniel Bryan

Laura Bailey

Justin Chon
May 1
Alexander Hleb, Belarusian football player
Wes Welker, American football player
May 2
Robert Buckley, American actor
Rina Satō, Japanese voice actress
May 3
Farrah Franklin, American singer
Natalie Tong, Hong Kong actress
U;Nee, South Korean singer and actress (d. 2007)
May 4
Jason Kander, American politician and podcaster
Jacques Rudolph, South African cricketer
May 5
Chris Duncan, American baseball player (d. 2019)
Craig David, English singer
Danielle Fishel, American actress
Zach McGowan, American actor
May 8
Stephen Amell, Canadian actor
Andrés Romero, Argentine golfer
May 11
Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball player
Daisuke Matsui, Japanese football player
Dusán Mukics, Slovene journalist and reporter in Hungary
Terry Pheto, South African actress
Austin O’Brien, American actor and photographer
May 12
Rami Malek, American actor
Kentaro Sato, Japanese composer
Dennis Trillo, Filipino actor
May 13
Sunny Leone, Canadian pornstar and Bollywood actress
Rebecka Liljeberg, Swedish actress
Jimmy Wang Yang, Korean professional wrestler
May 15
Patrice Evra, Senegalese-born French footballer
Justin Morneau, Canadian baseball player
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress
Zara Tindall, British elite equestrienne
May 16 – Joseph Morgan, English actor
May 17 – Shiri Maimon, Israeli pop/R&B singer, TV show host and actress
May 18 – Adam Green, American singer-songwriter
May 19
Sani Bečirovič, Slovenian basketball player
Bong Tae-gyu, South Korean actor
Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer
Georges St-Pierre, Canadian mixed martial arts fighter
May 20
Iker Casillas, Spanish footballer
Sean Conlon, English musician (5ive)
Rachel Platten, American singer-songwriter
Lindsay Taylor, American basketball player
Mark Winterbottom, Australian race car driver
May 21
Josh Hamilton, American baseball player
Anna Rogowska, Polish pole vaulter
May 22
Daniel Bryan, American professional wrestler
Melissa Gregory, American figure skater
May 23
Tim Robinson, American actor and comedian
Charles Rogers, American football player (d. 2019)
May 24 – Penny Taylor, Australian baseball player
May 25 – Logan Tom, American volleyball player.
May 26 – Isaac Slade, American singer-songwriter and pianist
May 27 – Alina Cojocaru, Romanian ballerina
May 28
Laura Bailey, American voice actress
Aaron Schock, American politician
May 29
Justin Chon, American actor
Chris Violette, Canadian actor
Andrey Arshavin, Russian football player
Brian Simnjanovski, American football player (d. 2009)
Alton Ford, American basketball player (d. 2018)
May 30 – Remy Ma, American rapper
May 31 – Jake Peavy, American baseball player
June[edit]

T.J. Miller

Enzo Fortuny

Natalie Portman

Adriana Lima

Chris Evans

Brandon Flowers

Vanessa Ray

Simon Ammann
June 1
Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter
Amy Schumer, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter
Johnny Pemberton, American actor and comedian
June 3
Rich Rundles, American baseball player (d. 2019)
Mike Adam, Canadian curler
June 4
Jennifer Carroll, Canadian swimmer
T.J. Miller, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
Giourkas Seitaridis, Greek footballer
Natalia Vodopyanova, Russian basketball player
June 5 – Jade Goody, British reality show star (d. 2009)
June 6 – Johnny Pacar, American actor
June 7
Enzo Fortuny, Mexican voice actor
Larisa Oleynik, American actress
Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player
June 8
Rachel Held Evans, American Christian columnist, blogger and author (d. 2019)
Alex Band, American musician
Sara Watkins, American violinist
Ai Nonaka, Japanese voice actress
June 9
Vic Chou, Taiwanese actor, singer, and model
Celina Jaitly, Indian actress
Natalie Portman, Israeli-American actress
Anoushka Shankar, British musician and daughter of Ravi Shankar
June 10
Hoku Ho, Hawaiian singer and musician
Burton O’Brien, Scottish footballer
Arwind Santos, Filipino professional basketball player
Jonathan Bennett, American actor and model
June 12
Adriana Lima, Brazilian model
John Gourley, American musician and singer
Jeremy Howard, American actor
June 13 – Chris Evans, American actor
June 14 – Lonneke Engel, Dutch model
June 15
Veljo Reinik, Estonian actor
Haley Scarnato, American singer
Maxey Whitehead, American voice actress
June 16
Ben Kweller, American musician
Joe Saunders, American baseball player
June 17 – Amrita Rao, Indian actress
June 18
Ella Chen, Taiwanese singer
Yurin, Japanese actress, voice actress and singer
June 20 – Alisan Porter, American singer and actress
June 21
Simon Delestre, French equestrian
Brandon Flowers, American singer and keyboardist
İbrahim Öztürk, Turkish footballer
June 22
Mathias Abel, German footballer
Monty Oum, American animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
Chris Urbanowicz, British guitarist
Péter Bajzát, Hungarian footballer
June 23
Antony Costa, English singer
Shi Xin Hui, Malaysian singer
Björn Schlicke, German footballer
June 24
Júnior Assunção, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Tilky Jones, American singer and actor
Cris Lankenau, American actor
Vanessa Ray, American actress and singer
June 25
Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper
Carlo Prater, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Sheridan Smith, English actress
June 27
Sam Hoare, British actor and director
Majida Issa, Colombian actress
John Driscoll, American actor
Cléber Santana, Brazilian footballer (d. 2016)
June 28
Jon Watts, American film director, producer and screenwriter
Mara Santangelo, Italian tennis player
June 29
Joe Johnson, American basketball player
Maria Maya, Brazilian actress
Marijo Šivolija, Croatian boxer
June 30 – Tom Burke, English actor
July[edit]

Ryan Hansen

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Paloma Faith

Summer Glau

Michiel Huisman

Fernando Alonso
July 1 – Orlando Cruz, Puerto Rican boxer
July 2
Paul Anthony Finn, Irish singer and songwriter
Alex Koroknay-Palicz, American activist
July 3
Evgeny Postny, Israeli chess grandmaster
Tevita Leo-Latu, New Zealand rugby league footballer
Brandon Jay McLaren, Canadian actor
July 4 – Tahar Rahim, French actor
July 5
Gianne Albertoni, Brazilian model
Ryan Hansen, American actor
July 6 – Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player
July 7
Brad James, American actor
Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer
Omar Naber, Slovenian singer, songwriter and guitar player
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer
Synyster Gates, American guitarist
July 8
Oka Antara, Indonesian rapper and actor
Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer
Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player
July 9
Jamie Thomas King, English actor
Dylan Taylor, Canadian actor
July 10 – Aleksandar Tunchev, Bulgarian footballer
July 11 – Andre Johnson, American football player
July 12
Bojana Novakovic, Serbian-Australian actress
Rebecca Hunter, English singer and actress
Maya Sar, Bosnian singer
July 13
Michael Mando, Canadian actor, writer and director
Hassan Al Kontar, Syrian refugee
Ágnes Kovács, Hungarian swimmer
Fran Kranz, American actor
July 14
Milow, Belgian singer-songwriter
Lee Mead, British actor
July 15
Peter Odemwingie, Nigerian footballer
Taylor Kinney, American actor and model
Norhafiz Zamani Misbah, Malaysian footballer
OC Ukeje, Nigerian actor, model and musician
July 17
Mélanie Thierry, French actress
Qin Lan, Chinese actress, model, and singer
Jeremy Chan, Singaporean actor, singer and host
July 18
Joel Spira, Swedish actor
Michiel Huisman, Dutch actor, musician and singer-songwriter
July 19
Didz Hammond, bassist/backing vocalist
Nikki Osborne, Australian actress
Anderson Luiz de Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
July 20
Damien Delaney, Irish footballer
Dayang Nurfaizah, Malaysian singer
July 21
Paloma Faith, English singer, songwriter and actress
Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist
Blake Lewis, American singer, songwriter and beatboxer
Chrishell Stause, American actress
Davide Perino, Italian actor and voice actor
July 22
Clive Standen, Northern Irish actor
Josh Lawson, Australian actor
July 23
Steve Jocz, Canadian drummer
Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player
July 24
Summer Glau, American actress
Doug Bollinger, Australian cricketer
July 25
Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player
Finn Bálor (aka Fergal Devitt), Irish professional wrestler
July 26 – Maicon Douglas Sisenando, Brazilian footballer
July 27
Dash Snow, American artist (d. 2009)
Li Xiaopeng, Chinese gymnast
Dan Jones, British historian
July 29
Dyana Liu, American actress
Fernando Alonso, Spanish double Formula 1 world champion
July 30
Chandra Prakash Gharti, Nepalese politician
Lisa Wilhoit, American actress
Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (d. 2017)
July 31
M. Shadows, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold)
Eric Lively, American actor
Vernon Carey, American football player
Ira Losco, Maltese singer
August[edit]

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Roger Federer

Harel Skaat

Meagan Good

Oh Jin-hyek

Jan Frodeno

Ben Barnes

Ross Marquand

Chad Michael Murray

Jay Ryan
August 1
Jordan Wall, American actor
August 3
Fikirte Addis, Ethiopian fashion designer
Travis Willingham, American voice actor
August 4
Abigail Spencer, American actress
Marques Houston, American singer and actor (IMx)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, British princess and American actress
Florian Silbereisen, German singer and television presenter
August 5
Anna Rawson, Australian professional golfer
Carl Crawford, American Major League Baseball outfielder
Rachel Scott, American murder victim (d. 1999)
Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer and actress
Travie McCoy, American alternative hip-hop artist
August 6
Vitantonio Liuzzi, Italian race car driver
Leslie Odom Jr., American actor and singer
August 8
Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player
Meagan Good, American actress
Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
Bradley McIntosh, English pop singer (S Club 7)
Harel Skaat, Israeli singer
August 9 – Li Jiawei, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player
August 10
Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer and actress
Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian badminton player
August 11 – Sandi Thom, Scottish singer & songwriter
August 12
Djibril Cissé, French footballer
Steve Talley, American actor
August 14
Ray William Johnson, American actor, comedian, rapper and YouTuber
Kofi Kingston, Ghanaian professional wrestler
Paul Gallen, Australian Rugby League Player
August 15
Tosyn Bucknor, Nigerian media personality (d. 2018)
Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress
Oh Jin-hyek, South Korean archer
August 18 – Jan Frodeno, German triathlete
August 20 – Ben Barnes, English actor (Prince Caspian)
August 21
Jarrod Lyle, Australian golfer (d. 2018)
Mai Aizawa, Japanese voice actress
Ross Thomas, American actor
Winklevoss twins, American internet entrepreneurs and rowers
August 22 – Ross Marquand, American actor
August 23 – Carmen Luvana, Puerto Rican adult actress
August 24
Jiro Wang, Taiwanese actor and singer (Fahrenheit)
Chad Michael Murray, American actor
August 25
Rachel Bilson, American actress
Shiva Keshavan, Indian luge pilot
August 26 – Nico Muhly, American contemporary classical composer
August 27 – Patrick J. Adams, Canadian actor and director
August 28
Charlie Frye, American National Football League quarterback
Jake Owen, American country music singer-songwriter
August 29
Jay Ryan, New Zealand actor
Karim Darwish, Egyptian squash player
September[edit]

Beyoncé

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jennifer Hudson

Ben Schwartz

Alexis Bledel

Jennifer Tisdale

Christina Milian

Serena Williams

Dominique Moceanu
September 1
Park Hyo-shin, Korean singer
Clinton Portis, American football player
Michael Adamthwaite, Canadian voice actor
September 2 – Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
September 3 – Fearne Cotton, British television presenter
September 4
Jero, American-born Japanese enka singer
Beyoncé, American actress and R&B singer (Destiny’s Child)
Lacey Mosley, American lead vocalist (Flyleaf)
September 6 – Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong singer
September 7 – Natalie McGarry, Scottish National Party politician and Member of Parliament convicted of embezzlement[10] September 8
Dan Fredinburg, American Google executive
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor
September 9
Julie Gonzalo, Argentinian actress
Nancy Wu, Hong Kong actress
September 10 – Marco Chiudinelli, Swiss tennis player
September 11
Dylan Klebold, American mass murderer (d. 1999)
Charles Kelley, American country music singer-songwriter and founding member of Lady Antebellum
September 12
Jennifer Hudson, American singer and actress
Hosea Chanchez, American actor of The Game
September 13 – Angelina Love, Canadian professional wrestler
September 14
Ashley Roberts, American singer (The Pussycat Dolls)
Miyavi, Japanese musician
September 15 – Ben Schwartz, American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer
September 16
Alexis Bledel, American actress
Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress
Nazril Irham, Indonesian singer
September 18 – Jennifer Tisdale, American actress
September 21
Nicole Richie, American actress, singer and socialite
Phoenix Marie, American porn actress
Sarah Whatmore, English singer-songwriter[11] September 22
Ashley Eckstein, American actress
Alexei Ramírez, Cuban baseball player
September 23
Misti Traya, American actress
Natalie Horler, German singer (Cascada)
Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
September 25
Lee Norris, American actor
Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player
Van Hansis, American actor
Shane Tutmarc, American singer-songwriter (Dolour)
September 26
Christina Milian, American R&B singer and actress
Serena Williams, American tennis player
Ayumi Tsunematsu, Japanese voice actress
September 28 – Melissa Claire Egan, American actress
September 29 – Suzanne Shaw, British singer (Hear’Say) and actress
September 30
Cecelia Ahern, Irish author and daughter of Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach
Dominique Moceanu, Romanian-American gymnast
Ashleigh Aston Moore, American child actress (d. 2007)
October[edit]

Rupert Friend

Zlatan Ibrahimović

Raffi Torres

Jun Ji-hyun

Boyd Melson

Guy Sebastian
October 1
Rupert Friend, English actor, director, screenwriter and producer
Roxane Mesquida, French Actress
October 3
Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer
Amanda Walsh, Canadian actress
Seth Gabel, American actor
October 4 – Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)
October 5 – Enrico Fabris, Italian speed skater
October 7 – Austin Eubanks, American motivational speaker (d. 2019)
October 8
Ryuji Sainei, Japanese actor
Raffi Torres, Canadian ice hockey player
Ruby, Egyptian singer
October 9
Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor and producer
Ryoichi Maeda, Japanese footballer
October 10 – Una Healy, Irish singer (The Saturdays)
October 11
Beau Brady, Australian actor.
October 12
Engin Akyürek, Turkish actor
Tom Guiry, American actor
Brian J. Smith, American actor
October 13
Ryan Ashford, English footballer
Kele Okereke, English singer (Bloc Party)
October 14 – Ruslan Alekhno, Russian-Belarusian singer
October 15
Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player
Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver
October 16
Boyd Melson, American boxer
Caterina Scorsone, Canadian actress
October 17 – Tsubasa Imai, Japanese actor, singer and dancer (Tackey & Tsubasa)
October 19 – Christian Bautista, Filipino singer, actor, host, and model
October 20
Willis McGahee, American football player
Stefan Nystrand, Swedish swimmer
October 21 – Nemanja Vidić, Serbian football player
October 22 – Michael Fishman, American actor
October 23
Olivier Occéan, Canadian footballer
Huo Siyan, Chinese actress
October 24
Tila Tequila, Vietnamese-American model and singer
Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress
October 25
Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer
Hiroshi Aoyama, Japanese motorcycle road racer
October 26
Guy Sebastian, original Australian Idol 2003 singer
Sam Brown, American actor and comedian
October 28
Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
Dwayne Cameron, New Zealand actor
Noah Galloway, American former soldier and contestant from Dancing With The Stars
October 29
Jonathan Brown, Australian rules footballer
Amanda Beard, American swimmer
Angelika Dela Cruz, Filipina actress and singer
October 30
Chris Clemons, American football player
Fiona Dourif, American actress, daughter of Brad Dourif
Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean actress
Shaun Sipos, Canadian actor
Ivanka Trump, American model
October 31
Selina Ren, member of Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
Irina Denezhkina, Russian writer
Frank Iero, American guitarist (My Chemical Romance)
November[edit]

Raphael Gualazzi

Allison Tolman

Xabi Alonso

Barbara Pierce Bush

Jenna Bush Hager

Natasha Bedingfield
November 1
Matt Jones, American actor and comedian
LaTavia Roberson, American singer (Destiny’s Child)
November 2
Tatiana Totmianina, Russian figure skater
Katharine Isabelle, Candanian actress
Esha Deol, Indian actress and model
November 3
Blair Chenoweth, American beauty queen
Jackie Gayda, American professional wrestler
November 4
Lakshmi Menon, Indian model
Vince Wilfork, American football player
Paul Tucker Canadian comic-book artist
November 6 – Cassie Bernall, American murder victim (d. 1999)
November 7 – George Pilkington, English footballer
November 8
Joe Cole, English footballer
Azura Skye, American actress
November 9 – Scottie Thompson, American actress
November 10
Tony Blanco, Dominican baseball player
Jason Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2004)
Alison Waite, American model
November 11
Natalie Glebova, Canadian beauty queen
Raphael Gualazzi, Italian singer and pianist, Eurovision Song Contest 2011 runner-up
Susan Kelechi Watson, American actress
The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
November 13
Mark Cardona, Filipino basketball player
Shawn Yue, Hong Kong actor and singer
Kirsten Price, American porn actress
November 14 – Russell Tovey, British actor
November 15 – Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer
November 16 – Caitlin Glass, American voice actress
November 17
Sarah Harding, British singer (Girls Aloud)
Doug Walker, American actor, comedian, film critic, internet personality, and filmmaker
November 18
Allison Tolman, American actress
Christina Vidal, American actress
Nasim Pedrad, Iranian-American actress and comedian
November 19 – Yfke Sturm, Dutch model
November 20
Scott Hutchison, Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist and artist (d. 2018)
Kimberley Walsh, British singer (Girls Aloud)
Andrea Riseborough, English actress
November 21
Bryant McFadden, American football player
Ainārs Kovals, Latvian javelin thrower
November 22
Ben Adams, British singer (A1)
Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
Song Hye-kyo, South Korean actress
November 24 – Lindsey Doe, American sexologist and video blogger
November 25
Xabi Alonso, Spanish footballer
Barbara Pierce Bush, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush
November 26
Natasha Bedingfield, British singer
Jon Ryan, Canadian National Football League football player from Regina, Saskatchewan
Aurora Snow, American pornographic actress
November 27 – Gary Lucy, British actor
November 29
Kimberly Cullum, American actress
Tom Hurndall, British photographer (d. 2004)
John Milhiser, American actor and comedian
Bakhyt Sarsekbayev, Kazakh Olympic boxer
December[edit]

Britney Spears

Lior Suchard

Lynda Thomas

Sienna Miller

Shizuka Arakawa

Ricky Whittle

Matthew Pavlich
December 1 – Kathryn Drysdale, English actress
December 2 – Britney Spears, American singer and entertainer
December 3
Liza Lapira, American actress
David Villa, Spanish footballer
Brian Bonsall, American actor
Tyjuan Hagler, American football player
December 4
Lila McCann, American singer
December 6 – Lior Suchard, Israeli mentalist
December 8 – Philip Rivers, NFL quarterback of the San Diego Chargers
December 9 – Dia Mirza, Bollywood actress
December 11
Zacky Vengeance, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold)
Javier Saviola, Argentine soccer player
Kevin Phillips, American film actor
Jeff McComsey, American artist
Nikki Benz, Ukrainian-American porn actress
Halina Perez, Filipina actress (d. 2004)
December 12 – Spencer Johnson, NFL player
December 13
Mathis Bailey, American-Canadian novelist and fiction writer
Amy Lee, American pianist/singer-songwriter (Evanescence)
December 14 – Amber Chia, Malaysian model and actress
December 15
Victoria Summer, English actress
Michelle Dockery, British actress
Thomas Herrion, American football player (d. 2005)
Donal Coonan, UK presenter for Channel 4’s webshow thisisaknife
Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russian soccer player
December 16
Krysten Ritter, American actress
Gaby Moreno, Guatemalan singer
A. J. Allmendinger, American race car driver
December 17
Houari Manar, Algerian raï singer (d. 2019)
Wacław Kiełtyka, Polish musician and composer
December 21
Lynda Thomas, Mexican eurodance and alternative rock musician
Cristian Zaccardo, Italian footballer
December 24 – Dima Bilan, Russian pop-singer
December 26 – Nikolai Nikolaeff, Australian actor
December 27
Jay Ellis, American actor
Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer
Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress
December 28
Elizabeth Jordan Carr, first American test-tube baby
Sienna Miller, American-born English actress
Khalid Boulahrouz, Dutch footballer
December 29
Charlotte Riley, English actress
Shizuka Arakawa, Japanese figure skater
December 30
Kyle Eckel, American National Football League player
Haley Paige, Mexican-American porn actress (d. 2007)
December 31
Ricky Whittle, English actor
Matthew Pavlich, former professional Australian rules footballer
Dr. Malik Hammad Lang, Peace Activist, Historian.
Deaths[edit] January[edit]

Richard Boone

Beulah Bondi

Adele Astaire
January 1
Kazimierz Michałowski, Polish archaeologist (b. 1901)
Mauri Rose, American race car champion (b. 1906)
January 3
Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria (b. 1883)
Marvin Opler, American anthropologist (b. 1914)
January 5
Harold Urey, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
Lanza del Vasto, Italian-born philosopher, poet and activist (b. 1901)
January 6 – A. J. Cronin, Scottish novelist (b. 1896)
January 7 – John Pascal, American playwright, screenwriter, author and journalist (b. 1932)
January 8 – Matthew Beard, American actor (b. 1925)
January 10
Katherine Alexander, American actress (b. 1898)
Richard Boone, American actor (b. 1917)
Prince Welf Ernst of Hanover (b. 1947)
January 11 – Beulah Bondi, American actress (b. 1889)
January 12 – Sir John Nicoll, British colonial governor (b. 1899)
January 13 – Robert Kellard, American actor (b. 1915)
January 16 – Bernard Lee, English actor (b. 1908)
January 19 – Francesca Woodman, American photographer (b. 1958)
January 21 – Allyn Joslyn, American actor (b. 1901)
January 23
Samuel Barber, American composer (b. 1910)
Lobsang Rampa (Cyril Henry Hoskin), English author (b. 1910)
January 25 – Adele Astaire, American actress (b. 1896)
January 27 – Léo Collard, Belgian Socialist politician (b. 1902)
January 29 – Lajos Korányi, Hungarian footballer (b. 1907)
January 30 – John Gordon, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1912)
January 31 – Cozy Cole, American jazz drummer (b. 1909)
February[edit]

Bill Haley

Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha

Ilo Wallace
February 1
Wanda Hendrix, American actress (b. 1928)
Ernst Pepping, German composer (b. 1901)
Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian composer (b. 1908)
February 2 – Hugh Joseph Addonizio, Italian-born American politician and Mayor of Newark (b. 1914)
February 3 – Normand Poirier, French-born American newspaper editor, journalist and essayist (b. 1928)
February 4 – Mario Camerini, Italian film director and screenwriter (b. 1895)
February 6 – Frederica of Hanover, Queen Consort of the Hellenes and wife of King Paul of Greece (b. 1917)
February 7 – Hermann Esser, German journalist and editor of the Nazi newspaper Völkischer Beobachter (b. 1900)
February 9
Bill Haley, American rock musician, member of Bill Haley & The Comets (b. 1925)
Jack Z. Anderson, U.S. Representative from California (b. 1904)
February 10 – Hubert Shirley-Smith, British civil engineer (b. 1901)
February 12 – Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape, British admiral (b. 1888)
February 15 – Karl Richter, German conductor (b. 1926)
February 17 – David Garnett, British writer (b. 1892)
February 18
John Knudsen Northrop, American airplane manufacturer (b. 1895)
Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha, Egyptian politician, 28th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1896)
February 20 – Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg, French magazine editor and playboy (b. 1904)
February 22
Michael Maltese, American screenwriter (b. 1908)
Curtis Bernhardt, German film director (b. 1899)
Ilo Wallace, wife of Henry A. Wallace, Second Lady of the United States (b. 1888)
February 25
Leonard Howell, Founder of Rastafarianism (b. 1898)
Gunichi Mikawa, Japanese admiral (b. 1888)
February 26
Howard Hanson, American composer (b. 1896)
Roger Tonge, British actor (b. 1946)
February 27 – Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (b. 1920)
March[edit]

Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón

Max Delbrück

John S. McCain Jr.

Douglas Lowe
March 1 – Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón, 14th President of Panama (b. 1903)
March 4 – Torin Thatcher, American actor (b. 1905)
March 5 – Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)
March 6 – George Geary, English cricketer (b. 1893)
March 7
Peter Birch, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1911)
Bosley Crowther, American film critic (b. 1905)
Kirill Kondrashin, Russian conductor (b. 1914)
Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, American tennis champion (b. 1908)
March 8 – Joseph Henry Woodger, British theoretical biologist (b. 1894)
March 9 – Max Delbrück, German biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1906)
March 10 – Flavio Calzavara, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
March 14
Paolo Grassi, Italian actor (b. 1919)
Eleanor Perry, American screenwriter and author (b. 1914)
March 15 – René Clair, French film director (b. 1898)
March 20 – Gerry Bertier, American college football player (b. 1953)
March 21 – Mark Donskoy, Russian Soviet film director (b. 1901)
March 22
John S. McCain Jr., American admiral (b. 1911)
Gil Puyat, Filipino businessman and politician, Senator of the Philippines and Senate President (b. 1907)
March 23
Claude Auchinleck, British field marshal (b. 1884)
Mike Hailwood, English motorcycle racer (b. 1940)
Beatrice Tinsley, English astronomer (b. 1941)
March 26 – Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist, geneticist and eugenicist, (b. 1903)
March 29 – Eric Williams, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1911)
March 30
Sherman Edwards, American songwriter (b. 1919)
Douglas Lowe, British Olympic athlete (b. 1902)
DeWitt Wallace, American magazine publisher (b. 1889)
March 31 – Frank Tieri, American gangster (b. 1904)
April[edit]

Lucile Godbold

Joe Louis

Prince Yasuhiko Asaka
April 3 – Juan Trippe, Airline entrepreneur (b. 1899)
April 4 – Brad Johnson, American actor (b. 1924)
April 5
Bob Hite, American musician (b. 1943)
Lucile Godbold, American Olympic athlete (b. 1900)
Maurice Zbriger, Canadian violinist, composer and conductor (b. 1896)
April 6 – Alfredo Guarini, Italian director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1901)
April 7 – Norman Taurog, American film director (b. 1899)
April 8
Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya, Indian entomologist (b. 1895)
Omar N. Bradley, American army general (b. 1893)
April 12
Joe Louis, American boxer (b. 1914)
Hendrik Andriessen, Dutch composer (b. 1892)
April 13 – Prince Yasuhiko Asaka of Japan (b. 1887)
April 15
John Thach, American naval aviator and admiral (b. 1905)
Lorenzo Guerrero, former President of Nicaragua (b. 1900)
April 17 – Ludwik Sempoliński, Polish actor (b. 1899)
April 18 – James H. Schmitz, German-born writer (b. 1911)
April 22 – Marcia King, murder victim (b. 1959)
April 23
Nietta Zocchi, Italian actress (b. 1909)
Josep Pla, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1897)
April 26
Jim Davis, American actor (b. 1909)
Madge Evans, American actress (b. 1909)
April 27 – John Aspinwall Roosevelt, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1916)
April 28 – Cliff Battles, American football player (Boston Redskins) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1910)
May[edit]

Odd Hassel

Bob Marley

William Saroyan

Stefan Wyszyński

Soong Ching-ling

Gyula Lóránt

Giuseppe Pella
May 1 – Barry Jones, American actor (b. 1893)
May 5 – Bobby Sands, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1954)
May 6 – Frank O’Grady, Australian public servant (b. 1900)
May 7 – Hiromichi Yahara, Imperial Japanese Army officer (b. 1902)
May 8
Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia (b. 1897)
Uri Zvi Greenberg, Israeli poet and journalist (b. 1896)
May 9
Nelson Algren, American author (b. 1909)
Ralph Allen, English footballer (b. 1906)
Margaret Lindsay, American actress (b. 1910)
May 11
Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
Bob Marley, Jamaican rock musician and guitarist (b. 1945)
May 12 – Benjamin Sheares, Singaporean politician and professor, 2nd President of Singapore (b. 1907)
May 13 – Ben Andrews, American actor (b. 1942)
May 17 – Hugo Friedhofer, German-American film composer (b. 1901)
May 18
Eleonore Baur, German Nazi and only woman to participate in Munich Beer Hall Putsch (b. 1885)
Arthur O’Connell, American actor (b. 1908)
William Saroyan, American author (b. 1908)
May 20 – Dositej, Metropolitan of Skopje (b. 1906)
May 21 – Yuki Shimoda, American actor (b. 1921)
May 22 – Boris Sagal, Ukrainian-American television and film director (b. 1923)
May 23
George Jessel, American actor (b. 1898)
Donald Macintyre, British naval officer and naval historian (b. 1904)
May 24
Jaime Roldós Aguilera, 33rd President of Ecuador (b. 1940)
A. Thiagarajah, Sri Lankan Tamil teacher and politician (b. 1916)
Jack Warner, British actor (b. 1895)
May 25
Armando de Armas Romero, Cuban painter (b. 1914)
Rosa Ponselle, American soprano (b. 1897)
Ruby Payne-Scott, Australian radio astronomer (b. 1912)
May 28
John Bryan Ward-Perkins, British archaeologist (b. 1912)
Mary Lou Williams, American jazz pianist (b. 1910)
Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Roman Catholic prelate, archbishop and Servant of God (b. 1901)
May 29 – Soong Ching-ling, Acting head of State of the People’s Republic of China (b. 1893)
May 30
Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
Peter Lindgren, Swedish actor (b. 1915)
Ziaur Rahman, 7th President of Bangladesh (b. 1936)
May 31
Gyula Lóránt, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1923)
Giuseppe Pella, Italian politician, 31st Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1902)
June[edit]

Rino Gaetano

Zarah Leander
June 1 – Carl Vinson, U.S. Congressman (b. 1883)
June 2 – Rino Gaetano, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
June 5 – Miguel Contreras Torres, Mexican actor, director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1899)
June 9 – Allen Ludden, American television game show host (b. 1917)
June 10
Jenny Maxwell, American actress (b. 1941)
Phelps Phelps, 38th Governor of American Samoa and United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic (d. 1897)
June 12 – Mahmoud Fawzi, Egyptian diplomat and political figure, 35th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1900)
June 13 – George Walsh, American actor (b. 1889)
June 14 – Sir Ronald Holmes, British government official in Hong Kong (b. 1913)
June 16 – Sir Thomas Playford, Australian politician, Premier of South Australia (b. 1891)
June 17
Sir Richard O’Connor, British general (b. 1889)
Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (b. 1889)
June 18 – Pamela Hansford Johnson, English poet, novelist, playwright, literary and social critic (b. 1912)
June 19
Billy Cook, American actor (b. 1928)
Anya Phillips, American co-founder of New York City’s Mudd Club (b. 1955)
Lotte Reiniger, German-born silhouette animator (b. 1899)
June 22
Henri Bouillard, French Jesuit theologian (b. 1908)
Lola Lane, American actress and singer (b. 1906)
June 23 – Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1907)
June 28
Mohammad Beheshti, Chief Justice of Iran (b. 1928)
Terry Fox, Canadian athlete and cancer activist (b. 1958)
July[edit]

Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi

Blessed Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa

Robert Moses
July 1
Marcel Breuer, Hungarian-born American architect (b. 1902)
George Voskovec, Czech-American actor, writer, dramatist and director (b. 1905)
July 3 – Ross Martin, American actor (b. 1920)
July 7 – Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi, South Yemenite socialist leader, 1st President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) (b. 1920)
July 8
Joe McDonnell, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1951)
Isaac Soyer, American painter (b. 1902)
July 10
Giorgio De Lullo, Italian actor and director (b. 1921)
Ken Rex McElroy, American murder victim (b. 1934)
July 16 – Harry Chapin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1942)
July 22 – Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa, Mexican Roman Catholic religious professed and Blessed (b. 1904)
July 27
Adam Walsh, American murder victim, inspired Code Adam (b. 1974)
William Wyler, American movie director (b. 1902)
July 28 – Stanley Francis Rother, American priest, martyr, and Blessed (b. 1935)
July 29 – Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)
July 31 – Omar Torrijos, Panamanian leader (b. 1929)
August[edit]

Melvyn Douglas
August 1
Paddy Chayefsky, American screenwriter (b. 1923)
Álvaro de Laiglesia, Spanish writer (b. 1922)
August 2
Delfo Cabrera, Argentine athlete (b. 1919)
Stefanie Clausen, Danish diver (b. 1900)
August 4 – Melvyn Douglas, American actor (b. 1901)
August 14 – Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (b. 1894)
August 15
Carol Ryrie Brink, American novelist (b. 1895)
Carlo Buscaglia, Italian football player (b. 1909)
Karl Gero, Duke of Urach, Lichtenstein noble (b. 1899)
August 18 – Anita Loos, American screenwriter (b. 1888)
August 19 – Jessie Matthews, English dancer, singer and actress (b. 1907)
August 22 – Glauber Rocha, Brazilian filmmaker (b. 1939)
August 27 – Valeri Kharlamov, Soviet ice hockey player (b. 1948)
August 28 – Béla Guttmann, Hungarian-born Association football coach (b. 1899)
August 29 – Lowell Thomas, American writer and broadcater (b. 1892)
August 30
Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 47th Prime Minister of Iran and 2nd President of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)
Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, Iranian theologian and politician, 48th Prime Minister of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)
Vera-Ellen, American actress and dancer (b. 1921)
September[edit]

Albert Speer

Robert Montgomery

Romulo Betancourt
September 1
Ann Harding, American actress (b. 1902)
Albert Speer, German Nazi architect and war minister (b. 1905)
September 2 – Enid Lyons, Australia politician (b. 1897)
September 3 – Alec Waugh, British novelist (b. 1898)
September 7
Edwin Albert Link, American pioneer in aviation, underwater archaeology, and submersibles, and inventor of aeronautical, navigation, and oceanographic equipment (b. 1904)
Christy Brown, Irish writer and painter (b. 1932)
September 8
Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist (b. 1901)
September 9
Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist (b. 1901)
Ricardo Balbín, Argentine politician, leader of the Radical Civic Union (UCR) (b. 1904)
Sir Robert (Bob) Askin, Premier of New South Wales (b. 1907)
September 11 – Frank McHugh, American actor (b. 1898)
September 12 – Eugenio Montale, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
September 14 – Charles L. Melson, American admiral (b. 1904)
September 15
Harold Bennett, British actor (b. 1899)
Rafael Méndez, Mexican-born trumpet virtuoso (b. 1906)
September 21 – Nigel Patrick, English actor (b. 1912)
September 22 – Harry Warren, American songwriter (b. 1893)
September 23 – Chief Dan George, Canadian actor and writer, tribal chief of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation (b. 1899)
September 24 – Patsy Kelly, American actress (b. 1910)
September 27 – Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (b. 1904)
September 28
Rómulo Betancourt, 2-time President of Venezuela (b. 1908)
Sir Edward Boyle, Baron Boyle of Hand

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Royal Mail 1981 Butterflies

1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1981st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 981st year of the 2nd millennium, the 81st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1980s decade.

January – The subterranean Sarawak Chamber is discovered in Borneo.
January 1
Greece enters the European Economic Community, predecessor of the European Union.
Palau becomes a self-governing territory.
January 2 – One of the largest investigations by a British police force ends when serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", is arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
January 10 – Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments.
January 15 – Pope John Paul II receives a delegation led by Polish Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa at the Vatican.
January 16 – Loyalists shoot and seriously wound Irish nationalist activist Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and her husband.
January 17 – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law.
January 19 – United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
January 20 – Iran releases the 52 Americans held for 444 days minutes after Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President of the United States, ending the Iran hostage crisis.
January 21 – The first DeLorean automobile, a stainless steel sports car with gull-wing doors, rolls off the production line in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.
January 23 – An earthquake of M 6.8 magnitude in Sichuan, China kills 150.
January 25
Jiang Qing ("Madame Mao") is sentenced to death in the People’s Republic of China.
In South Africa the largest part of the town Laingsburg is swept away within minutes by one of the strongest floods ever experienced in the Great Karoo.
January 27 – The Indonesian passenger ship Tamponas 2 catches fire and capsizes in the Java Sea, killing 580.
February[edit] Main article: February 1981
February 4 – Gro Harlem Brundtland becomes Prime Minister of Norway.
February 8 – In Greece, 20 fans of Olympiacos F.C. and one fan of AEK Athens die, while 54 are injured, after a stampede at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, possibly because Gate 7 does not open immediately after the end of the game.
February 9 – Polish Prime Minister Józef Pińkowski resigns and is replaced by General Wojciech Jaruzelski.
February 14
Stardust fire: A fire at the Stardust nightclub in Artane, Dublin, Ireland in the early hours kills 48 people and injures 214.
Australia withdraws recognition of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia.
February 17–22 – Pope John Paul II visits the Philippines.
February 23 – 1981 Spanish coup d’état attempt ("23-F"): Antonio Tejero, with members of the Guardia Civil, enters the Spanish Congress of Deputies and stops the session where Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo is about to be named president of the government. The coup fails following its denouncement by King Juan Carlos.
February 24 – A powerful, M 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Athens, killing 22 people, injuring 400 people and destroying several buildings and 4,000 houses, mostly in Corinth and the nearby towns of Loutraki, Kiato and Xylokastro.
March[edit] Main article: March 1981
March 1 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Bobby Sands, a Provisional Irish Republican Army member, begins a hunger strike for political status at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh) in Northern Ireland, dying on May 5, the first of 10 IRA hunger strikers to die.
March 11 – Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet is sworn in as President of Chile for another 8-year term.
March 17 – In Italy the Propaganda Due Masonic lodge is discovered.
March 19 – Three workers are killed and 5 injured during a ground test of Space Shuttle Columbia at Kennedy Space Center in the United States.
March 29 – The first London Marathon starts with 7,500 runners.
March 30 – Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan: U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.; 2 police officers and Press Secretary James Brady are also wounded.
April[edit] Main article: April 1981
April 1 – Daylight saving time is introduced in the Soviet Union.
April 4 – UK pop group Bucks Fizz’s song Making Your Mind Up wins the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
April 11 – 1981 Brixton riot: Rioters in south London throw petrol bombs, attack police and loot shops.
April 12 – The Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Columbia with NASA astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen launches on the STS-1 mission, returning to Earth on April 14. It is the first time a manned reusable spacecraft has returned from orbit.

April 12: First Space Shuttle launch: Columbia, April 12, 1981.
April 15 – The first Coca-Cola bottling plant in China is opened.[1] April 18 – A Minor League Baseball game between the Rochester Red Wings and the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, becomes the longest professional baseball game in history: 8 hours and 25 minutes/33 innings (the 33rd inning is not played until June 23).
April 26 – French presidential election: A first-round runoff results between Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and François Mitterrand.
May[edit] Main article: May 1981
May – Daniel K. Ludwig abandons the Jari project in the Amazon basin.
May 1 – Pensions in Chile: The new Chilean pension system, based on private pension funds, begins.
May 4 – The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) was founded in Vienna by law students from Austria, West Germany, Poland and Hungary.
May 5 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Bobby Sands, Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and abstentionist Member of Parliament of the House of Commons, dies, aged 27, on hunger strike in prison in Northern Ireland.
May 6 – A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Lin’s design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. from 1,421 other entries.
May 11 – Jamaican singer Bob Marley dies aged 36 from cancer in Miami, Florida.
May 13 – Pope John Paul II assassination attempt: Pope John Paul II is shot and nearly killed by Mehmet Ali Ağca, a Turkish gunman, as he enters St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City to address a general audience. The Pope recovers.
May 15 – Donna Payant is murdered by serial killer Lemuel Smith, the first time a female prison officer has been killed on-duty in the United States.
May 21
François Mitterrand becomes the first socialist President of the French Fifth Republic.
In the National Hockey League, the New York Islanders win their second consecutive Stanley Cup defeating the Minnesota North Stars four games to one.
May 22 – Peter Sutcliffe is found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment on 13 counts of murder and 7 of attempted murder in England.
May 25
In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Alain Robert scales the Willis Tower in Chicago.
May 26 – The Italian government resigns over its links to the fascist Masonic cell Propaganda Due.
May 30 – Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is assassinated in Chittagong.
May 31 – Burning of Jaffna library, one of the most violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the century.
June[edit] Main article: June 1981
June 5 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States report that 5 homosexual men in Los Angeles have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, the first recognized cases of AIDS.
June 6 – Bihar train disaster: Seven coaches of an overcrowded passenger train fall off the tracks into the Bagmati River in Bihar, India, killing between 500 and 800.
June 7 – The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor killing ten Iraqi troops and a French technician.
June 12
Raiders of the Lost Ark is released in theaters.
1981 Major League Baseball strike begins in the United States.
June 13 – At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, Marcus Sarjeant fires 6 blank shots at Elizabeth II.
June 18
The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is founded.
The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter makes its first flight at Groom Lake (Area 51), Nevada.
June 22 – Iranian president Abolhassan Banisadr is deposed.
June 27
The first game of paintball is played in Henniker, New Hampshire.
The E-mu Emulator sampler keyboard with floppy disk operation is unveiled at NAMM international Sound & Music Expo, Chicago. Production Model Serial Number 001 is issued to Stevie Wonder.[2] July[edit] Main article: July 1981
July 2 – Wonderland murders: The Wonderland Gang of cocaine dealers is brutally murdered in a massacre involving Eddie Nash in Los Angeles.
July 3 – The Toxteth riots in Liverpool, England, start after a mob saves a youth from being arrested. Shortly afterward, the Chapeltown riots in Leeds start after increased racial tension.
July 7 – United States President Ronald Reagan nominates the first woman, Sandra Day O’Connor, to the Supreme Court of the United States.
July 8 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Irish republican volunteer Joe McDonnell dies at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh) in Northern Ireland after a 61-day hunger strike.
July 9 – Donkey Kong is released, marking the first Donkey Kong and Mario smash hit arcade game developed by Nintendo in Japan.
July 10
Mahathir bin Mohamad becomes the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
1981 Handsworth riots in Birmingham begin, followed by further 1981 England riots in several urban areas including Liverpool and Leeds.
July 16–21 – England become the first team this century to win a cricket Test match after the follow-on when they beat Australia by 18 runs at Headingley cricket ground, Leeds, England.
July 17
Hyatt Regency walkway collapse: Two skywalks filled with people at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, collapse into a crowded atrium lobby, killing 114.
Israeli aircraft bomb Beirut, destroying multi-story apartment blocks containing the offices of PLO associated groups, killing approximately 300 civilians and resulting in worldwide condemnation and a U.S. embargo on the export of aircraft to Israel.[3] July 19 – The 1981 Springbok Tour commences in New Zealand, amid controversy over the support of apartheid.
July 21 – Panda Tohui is born in Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City, the first panda to ever be born and survive in captivity outside of China.
July 29 – A worldwide television audience of over 750 million people watch the Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
July 30 – Summer 1981 hunger demonstrations in Poland: As many as 50,000 demonstrators, mostly women and children, take to the streets in Łódź to protest food ration shortages in Communist Poland.
August[edit] Main article: August 1981
August 1 – The first 24-hour video music channel MTV (Music Television) is launched in the United States and airs its first video, Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles.
August 9 – 1981 Major League Baseball strike ends in the United States and Major League Baseball resumes with the All-Star Game in Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium.
August 12 – The original Model 5150 IBM PC (with a 4.77 MHz Intel 8088 processor) is released in the United States at a base price of $1,565.
August 19
Gulf of Sidra incident: Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi sends two Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets to intercept two U.S. Navy fighters over the Gulf of Sidra. The U.S. jets destroy the Libyan fighters.
Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT) is founded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Sílvio Santos.
August 23 – South African troops attack SWAPO bases in Xangongo and Ongiva, Angola during Operation Protea.
August 24 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering John Lennon in Manhattan eight months earlier.
August 27 – North Korea fires a surface-to-air missile at a U.S. SR-71 Blackbird spy plane flying in South Korean and international airspace. The missile misses and the airplane is unharmed.[4] August 30 – Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 2nd President and 76th Prime Minister of Iran & Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, 77th Prime Minister of Iran are killed in terroristic explosion by People’s Mujahedin of Iran.
August 31 – A bomb explodes at the United States Ramstein Air Base in West Germany, injuring 20 people.
September[edit] Main article: September 1981
September 1 – Gregorio Conrado Álvarez is inaugurated as a military de facto President of Uruguay.
September 4 – An explosion at a mine in Záluží, Czechoslovakia, kills 65 people.
September 8 – The first episode of the extremely popular British television sitcom Only Fools and Horses, "Big Brother", is shown on BBC One.
September 10 – Picasso’s painting Guernica is moved from New York to Madrid.
September 15
Our Lady of Akita in Japan cries for the last time, on the Feast of [[Our Lady of Sorrows].
The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world, at 150 years old, when it operates under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
September 16 – Postman Pat is first aired on BBC One in the United Kingdom.
September 17 – Ric Flair defeats Dusty Rhodes to win his first World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship in Kansas City.
September 18 – Capital punishment in France is abolished.
September 19
Simon & Garfunkel perform The Concert in Central Park, a free concert in New York in front of approximately half a million people.
Solidarity Day march, in support of organized labor, draws approximately 250,000 people in Washington, D.C.
September 20 – The Brazilian river boat Sobral Santos capsizes in the Amazon River, Óbidos, Brazil, killing at least 300.
September 21 – Belize, formerly British Honduras, gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
September 25
Sandra Day O’Connor takes her seat as the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Rolling Stones begin their Tattoo You American tour at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.
September 26
The Boeing 767 airliner makes its first flight.
The Sydney Tower opens to the public in Australia.
September 27 – TGV high-speed rail service between Paris and Lyon, France begins.
September 27–29 – Iran–Iraq War: Iranian forces break the Siege of Abadan in Operation Samen-ol-A’emeh.
September 28 – The classic animated comedy espionage TV series Danger Mouse debuts on ITV in the U.K.
October[edit] Main article: October 1981
October 2 – English rock band The Police releases Ghost in the Machine.
October 5 – Raoul Wallenberg becomes a posthumously honorary citizen of the United States.
October 6 – Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is assassinated during a parade by army members who belong to the Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization led by Khalid Islambouli who are opposed to his negotiations with Israel.
October 10 – The Ministry for Education of Japan issues the jōyō kanji.
October 14 – Vice President Hosni Mubarak is elected President of Egypt, one week after Anwar Sadat’s assassination.
October 16 – Gas explosions at a coal mine at Hokutan, Yūbari, Hokkaidō, Japan kill 93.
October 21 – Andreas Papandreou becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
October 22 – The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organization faction led by Hareram Sharma and D. P. Singh begins.
October 27 – Soviet submarine S-363 runs aground outside the Karlskrona, Sweden military base.
November[edit] Main article: November 1981

November 1: Antigua and Barbuda.
November 1 – Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom.
November 9 – Slavery in Mauritania is abolished by Edict No. 81-234.
November 12 – The Church of England General Synod votes to admit women to holy orders.
November 16 – In U.S. soap opera General Hospital, Luke and Laura marry; it is the highest-rated hour in daytime television history.
November 18 – COMDEX Fall: IBM introduces the IBM PC; Scientific Solutions announces the first PC add-in cards.
November 22 – The Edmonton Eskimos (14-1-1) barely stave off defeat and win a record 4th consecutive Grey Cup in the Canadian Football League, at the 69th Grey Cup at Montréal’s Olympic Stadium defeating the Ottawa Rough Riders (5-11-0) 26-23 in the final three seconds; after being down 20–1 at halftime.[5] November 23
Iran–Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), authorizing the Central Intelligence Agency to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
1981 United Kingdom tornado outbreak, the largest recorded tornado outbreak in European history.[6] November 25–26 – A group of mercenaries led by Mike Hoare take over Mahe airport in the Seychelles in a coup attempt. Most of them escape by a commandeered Air India passenger jet; six are later arrested.
November 30–December 17 – Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union attempt to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe; the meetings end inconclusively.
December[edit] Main article: December 1981
December 1 – An Inex-Adria Aviopromet McDonnell Douglas MD-80 strikes a mountain peak and crashes while approaching Ajaccio Airport in Corsica, killing all 180 people on board.
December 4 – South Africa grants Ciskei independence, not recognized outside South Africa.
December 7 – Rotary International charters the Rotary Club of Grand Baie, Mauritius.
December 8
The No. 21 Mine explosion in Whitwell, Tennessee kills 13.
Arthur Scargill becomes President-elect of the National Union of Mineworkers (Great Britain).
December 10 – During the Ministerial Session of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, Spain signs the Protocol of Accession to NATO.
December 11
Boxing: Muhammad Ali loses to Trevor Berbick; this proves to be Ali’s last-ever fight.
El Mozote massacre: In El Salvador, army units kill 900 civilians.
December 13
Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland, to prevent the dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity.
Clube de Regatas do Flamengo wins the Intercontinental Cup (football) after a 3–0 win against Liverpool.
December 15 – A car bomb destroys the Iraqi Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 61 people; Syrian intelligence is blamed.
December 17 – American Brigadier General James L. Dozier is kidnapped in Verona by the Italian Red Brigades.
December 20 – The Penlee lifeboat disaster occurs off the coast of South-West Cornwall.
December 21 – Preferential Trade Area (PTA) for Eastern and Southern Africa.
December 28 – The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.
December 31 – A coup d’état in Ghana removes President Hilla Limann’s PNP government and replaces it with the PNDC led by Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings.
Date unknown[edit] January to March – Heavy snow causes many houses and buildings to collapse in northwestern Japan; 152 are killed.
Cuba suffers a major outbreak of Dengue fever, with 344,203 cases.[7] Use of crack cocaine, a smokeable form of the drug, first reported in the United States and Caribbean.[8] Luxor AB presents the ABC 800 computer.
Polybius, an urban legend game, is said to have been released in Portland, Oregon; there is no evidence for its existence.
The State Council of the People’s Republic of China lists the cities of Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Guilin as those where the protection of historical and cultural heritage, as well as natural scenery, should be treated as a priority project.
Pepsi enters China.[9] The Millennium translation of Saint Edward the Martyr’s relics from Wareham to Shaftesbury in England is observed in a reenactment.
Births[edit] Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December
January[edit]

Eden Riegel

Eli Manning

Rinko Kikuchi

Jérémie Renier

Jared Kushner

Pitbull

Ray J

Alicia Keys

Elijah Wood

Justin Timberlake
January 1
Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian race car driver
Mladen Petrić, Croatian football player
Eden Riegel, American actress
January 2 – Maxi Rodríguez, Argentine footballer
January 3 – Eli Manning, American football player
January 4
Silvy De Bie, Belgian singer
Aaron Schwartz, American actor
January 5
Deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman), Canadian DJ/producer
Brooklyn Sudano, American actress
January 6
Mike Jones, American rapper
Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress
Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor
January 7 – Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
January 8
Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player
Genevieve Cortese, American actress
Jeff Francis, Canadian pitcher
January 9
Caroline Lufkin, American singer
Euzebiusz Smolarek, Polish footballer
January 10
Jared Kushner, American investor
Tamta, Georgian-Greek singer
January 11
Jamelia, British singer
Tom Meighan, British singer and songwriter
January 12 – Quentin Griffin, American football player
January 15
Howie Day, American singer and songwriter
El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer
Pitbull, American hip-hop musician and record producer
January 16 – Marta Roure, Andorran singer and actress
January 17
Scott Mechlowicz, American actor
Ray J, American rapper and singer
January 18 – Otgonbayar Ershuu, Mongolian visual artist
January 19
Lucho González, Argentine footballer
Bitsie Tulloch, American actress
Thaila Zucchi, English singer and actress
January 20
Brendan Fevola, Australian rules footballer
Owen Hargreaves, Canadian-born English footballer
Jason Richardson, American basketball player
January 21
Dany Heatley, German-born hockey player
Izabella Miko, Polish actress and dancer
Mohd Amri Yahyah, Malaysian footballer
January 22
Chantelle Anderson, American basketball player
O. T. Fagbenle, English actor, writer, and director
Willa Ford, American singer, television hostess, and actress
Beverley Mitchell, American actress
Ben Moody, American guitarist
January 24 – Carrie Coon, American actress
January 25
Alicia Keys, American singer, pianist and actress
Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer (d. 2007)
January 26 – Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan conductor
January 27
Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player
Greg Owens, Australian soccer player
January 28
Elijah Wood, American actor and music producer
Gen Hoshino, Japanese actor and singer
January 29
Rachna Khatau, Indian-American actress and singer
Jonny Lang, American musician
Darío Lopilato, Argentine actor
January 30
Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer
Chieko Higuchi, Japanese voice actress
January 31
Gemma Collins, English television personality
Justin Timberlake, American actor and musician
February[edit]

Sara Foster

Tom Hiddleston

Kelly Rowland

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Paris Hilton

Josh Gad

Josh Groban
February 1 – John Gemberling, American actor and comedian
February 2 – Emily Rose, American actress
February 3 – Alisa Reyes, American actress
February 4
Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)
February 5
Lee Eon, South Korean actor and model (d. 2008)
Nora Zehetner, American actress
Sara Foster, American actress
February 6 – Alison Haislip, American actress and former TV personality
February 8
Ralf Little, English actor
Jim Parrack, American actor
February 9
Tom Hiddleston, British actor
The Rev, American drummer (Avenged Sevenfold) (d. 2009)
February 10
Uzo Aduba, American actress
Natasha St-Pier, Canadian singer
Holly Willoughby, British television presenter
Stephanie Beatriz, Argentine-born American Actress
February 11
Kelly Rowland, American singer and actress
Edoardo Molinari, Italian golfer
February 12
Lisa Hannigan, Irish singer, songwriter, and musician
Selena Li, Hong Kong actress
February 13 – Durahim Jamaluddin, Malaysian footballer (d. 2018)
February 14 – Erin Torpey, American actress
February 15
Jenna Morasca, American television personality
Olivia, American singer
February 17
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor and film director
Paris Hilton, American model, heiress, and socialite
February 18
Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player
Ivan Sproule, British footballer
February 20
Adrian Lamo, American computer hacker (d. 2018)
Chris Thile, American mandolinist
Majandra Delfino, American actress
February 23
Josh Gad, American actor
Mai Nakahara, Japanese voice actress
Paleo, American singer-songwriter
Dylan Ryder, American former pornographic actress
February 24 – Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player
February 25
Park Ji-sung, South Korean footballer
Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor
February 26 – Maria Sansone, American journalist and Internet personality
February 27
Josh Groban, American singer
Mat Yeung, Hong Kong actor
March[edit]

Will Power

Bryce Dallas Howard

LeToya Luckett

Julia Stiles

Maarten van der Weijden
March 1
Ana Hickmann, Brazilian model
Adam LaVorgna, American actor
Will Power, Australian racing driver
Brad Winchester, American ice hockey player
Zach Cregger, American actor and comedian
March 2
Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (d. 2010)
Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
March 3
Julius Malema, South African politician
Lil’ Flip, American rapper
Shada Hassoun, Iraqi singer
László Nagy, Hungarian handball player
Cristina Scarlat, Moldovan singer
March 5 – Hanna Alström, Swedish actress
March 6 – Ellen Muth, American actress
March 8 – Adam Jones, Welsh rugby union player
March 9 – Antonio Bryant, American football player
March 10
Samuel Eto’o, Cameroonian footballer
Kristen Maloney, American gymnast
March 11
David Anders, American actor
Lee Evans, American football player
LeToya Luckett, American singer
March 12
Kenta Kobayashi, Japanese professional wrestler
Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenian tennis player
March 15 – Young Buck, American rapper
March 16
Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
Johannes Aigner, Austrian footballer
March 17 – Kyle Korver, American basketball player
March 18
Fabian Cancellara, Swiss road bicycle racer
Vanessa Lee Evigan, American actress
March 19
Declan Bennett, English singer-songwriter
Kolo Touré, Ivorian football player
March 22
Tiffany Dupont, American actress
MIMS, American rapper
March 24 – Philip Winchester, American actor
March 27
Lin Jun Jie, Singaporean singer
Terry McFlynn, British footballer
March 28
Gareth David-Lloyd, Welsh actor
Lindsay Frimodt, American model
Dan Petronijevic, Canadian actor
Julia Stiles, American actress
March 29
Alain Moussi, Gabonese actor and stuntman
Megan Hilty, American actress and singer
PJ Morton, American musician, singer, and producer
Jlloyd Samuel, Trinidadian footballer (d. 2018)
March 31
Gerard McCarthy, British actor
Ryōko Shintani, Japanese voice actress
Maarten van der Weijden, Dutch Olympic swimmer

April[edit]

Taylor Kitsch

Alessandra Ambrosio

Paul Rust

Courtney Peldon

Hayden Christensen

Jessica Alba

Kunal Nayyar
April 1
Aslı Bayram, Turkish German model and actress
Aimee Chan, Chinese-Canadian actress
Hannah Spearritt, British singer (S Club 7) and actress
Nolan Yonkman, Canadian hockey player
April 2
Bethany Joy Lenz, American actress and singer
Raghav, Canadian singer
April 3 – Arfius Arf, British artist
April 5 – Michael A. Monsoor, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2006)
April 6
Eliza Coupe, American actress
Robert Earnshaw, Welsh footballer
April 7
Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer
Terrell Roberts, American football player (d. 2019)
April 8
Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model
Ofer Shechter, Israeli actor
April 9
Milan Bartovič, Slovak hockey player
Eric Harris, American mass murderer (d. 1999)
Ireneusz Jeleń, Polish footballer
April 10
Gretchen Bleiler, American snowboarder
Laura Bell Bundy, American actress and singer
Liz McClarnon, British singer
Michael Pitt, American actor
Timmy Williams, American actor and comedian
April 11 – Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model
April 12 – Paul Rust, American actor and comedian
April 13 – Courtney Peldon, American actress
April 14 – Shinjiro Koizumi, Japanese politician
April 17 – Hanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer
April 18
Jang Na-ra, Korean actress and singer
Audrey Tang, Taiwanese software programmer
April 19
Saskia de Brauw, Dutch model and artist
Hayden Christensen, Canadian-American actor
Troy Polamalu, American football player
Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress
April 21
Mike Christie, English musician
Stephanie Larimore, American model
April 22 – Ken Dorsey, American football player
April 23 – Michelle Knight, American author and kidnap survivor
April 25
Felipe Massa, Brazilian race car driver
John McFall, British paralympic sprinter
Anja Pärson, Swedish alpine skier
April 26
Matthieu Delpierre, French football player
Mariana Ximenes, Brazilian actress
April 27 – Sandy Mölling, German pop singer
April 28 – Jessica Alba, American actress and businesswoman
April 29
Alex Vincent, American actor
Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor
George McCartney, British footballer
April 30 – Emma Pierson, American Television Actress
May[edit]

Robert Buckley

Craig David

Danielle Fishel

Stephen Amell

Rami Malek

Zara Tindall

Georges St-Pierre

Shiri Maimon

Mark Winterbottom

Daniel Bryan

Laura Bailey

Justin Chon
May 1
Alexander Hleb, Belarusian football player
Wes Welker, American football player
May 2
Robert Buckley, American actor
Rina Satō, Japanese voice actress
May 3
Farrah Franklin, American singer
Natalie Tong, Hong Kong actress
U;Nee, South Korean singer and actress (d. 2007)
May 4
Jason Kander, American politician and podcaster
Jacques Rudolph, South African cricketer
May 5
Chris Duncan, American baseball player (d. 2019)
Craig David, English singer
Danielle Fishel, American actress
Zach McGowan, American actor
May 8
Stephen Amell, Canadian actor
Andrés Romero, Argentine golfer
May 11
Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball player
Daisuke Matsui, Japanese football player
Dusán Mukics, Slovene journalist and reporter in Hungary
Terry Pheto, South African actress
Austin O’Brien, American actor and photographer
May 12
Rami Malek, American actor
Kentaro Sato, Japanese composer
Dennis Trillo, Filipino actor
May 13
Sunny Leone, Canadian pornstar and Bollywood actress
Rebecka Liljeberg, Swedish actress
Jimmy Wang Yang, Korean professional wrestler
May 15
Patrice Evra, Senegalese-born French footballer
Justin Morneau, Canadian baseball player
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress
Zara Tindall, British elite equestrienne
May 16 – Joseph Morgan, English actor
May 17 – Shiri Maimon, Israeli pop/R&B singer, TV show host and actress
May 18 – Adam Green, American singer-songwriter
May 19
Sani Bečirovič, Slovenian basketball player
Bong Tae-gyu, South Korean actor
Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer
Georges St-Pierre, Canadian mixed martial arts fighter
May 20
Iker Casillas, Spanish footballer
Sean Conlon, English musician (5ive)
Rachel Platten, American singer-songwriter
Lindsay Taylor, American basketball player
Mark Winterbottom, Australian race car driver
May 21
Josh Hamilton, American baseball player
Anna Rogowska, Polish pole vaulter
May 22
Daniel Bryan, American professional wrestler
Melissa Gregory, American figure skater
May 23
Tim Robinson, American actor and comedian
Charles Rogers, American football player (d. 2019)
May 24 – Penny Taylor, Australian baseball player
May 25 – Logan Tom, American volleyball player.
May 26 – Isaac Slade, American singer-songwriter and pianist
May 27 – Alina Cojocaru, Romanian ballerina
May 28
Laura Bailey, American voice actress
Aaron Schock, American politician
May 29
Justin Chon, American actor
Chris Violette, Canadian actor
Andrey Arshavin, Russian football player
Brian Simnjanovski, American football player (d. 2009)
Alton Ford, American basketball player (d. 2018)
May 30 – Remy Ma, American rapper
May 31 – Jake Peavy, American baseball player
June[edit]

T.J. Miller

Enzo Fortuny

Natalie Portman

Adriana Lima

Chris Evans

Brandon Flowers

Vanessa Ray

Simon Ammann
June 1
Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter
Amy Schumer, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter
Johnny Pemberton, American actor and comedian
June 3
Rich Rundles, American baseball player (d. 2019)
Mike Adam, Canadian curler
June 4
Jennifer Carroll, Canadian swimmer
T.J. Miller, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
Giourkas Seitaridis, Greek footballer
Natalia Vodopyanova, Russian basketball player
June 5 – Jade Goody, British reality show star (d. 2009)
June 6 – Johnny Pacar, American actor
June 7
Enzo Fortuny, Mexican voice actor
Larisa Oleynik, American actress
Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player
June 8
Rachel Held Evans, American Christian columnist, blogger and author (d. 2019)
Alex Band, American musician
Sara Watkins, American violinist
Ai Nonaka, Japanese voice actress
June 9
Vic Chou, Taiwanese actor, singer, and model
Celina Jaitly, Indian actress
Natalie Portman, Israeli-American actress
Anoushka Shankar, British musician and daughter of Ravi Shankar
June 10
Hoku Ho, Hawaiian singer and musician
Burton O’Brien, Scottish footballer
Arwind Santos, Filipino professional basketball player
Jonathan Bennett, American actor and model
June 12
Adriana Lima, Brazilian model
John Gourley, American musician and singer
Jeremy Howard, American actor
June 13 – Chris Evans, American actor
June 14 – Lonneke Engel, Dutch model
June 15
Veljo Reinik, Estonian actor
Haley Scarnato, American singer
Maxey Whitehead, American voice actress
June 16
Ben Kweller, American musician
Joe Saunders, American baseball player
June 17 – Amrita Rao, Indian actress
June 18
Ella Chen, Taiwanese singer
Yurin, Japanese actress, voice actress and singer
June 20 – Alisan Porter, American singer and actress
June 21
Simon Delestre, French equestrian
Brandon Flowers, American singer and keyboardist
İbrahim Öztürk, Turkish footballer
June 22
Mathias Abel, German footballer
Monty Oum, American animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
Chris Urbanowicz, British guitarist
Péter Bajzát, Hungarian footballer
June 23
Antony Costa, English singer
Shi Xin Hui, Malaysian singer
Björn Schlicke, German footballer
June 24
Júnior Assunção, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Tilky Jones, American singer and actor
Cris Lankenau, American actor
Vanessa Ray, American actress and singer
June 25
Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper
Carlo Prater, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Sheridan Smith, English actress
June 27
Sam Hoare, British actor and director
Majida Issa, Colombian actress
John Driscoll, American actor
Cléber Santana, Brazilian footballer (d. 2016)
June 28
Jon Watts, American film director, producer and screenwriter
Mara Santangelo, Italian tennis player
June 29
Joe Johnson, American basketball player
Maria Maya, Brazilian actress
Marijo Šivolija, Croatian boxer
June 30 – Tom Burke, English actor
July[edit]

Ryan Hansen

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Paloma Faith

Summer Glau

Michiel Huisman

Fernando Alonso
July 1 – Orlando Cruz, Puerto Rican boxer
July 2
Paul Anthony Finn, Irish singer and songwriter
Alex Koroknay-Palicz, American activist
July 3
Evgeny Postny, Israeli chess grandmaster
Tevita Leo-Latu, New Zealand rugby league footballer
Brandon Jay McLaren, Canadian actor
July 4 – Tahar Rahim, French actor
July 5
Gianne Albertoni, Brazilian model
Ryan Hansen, American actor
July 6 – Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player
July 7
Brad James, American actor
Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer
Omar Naber, Slovenian singer, songwriter and guitar player
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer
Synyster Gates, American guitarist
July 8
Oka Antara, Indonesian rapper and actor
Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer
Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player
July 9
Jamie Thomas King, English actor
Dylan Taylor, Canadian actor
July 10 – Aleksandar Tunchev, Bulgarian footballer
July 11 – Andre Johnson, American football player
July 12
Bojana Novakovic, Serbian-Australian actress
Rebecca Hunter, English singer and actress
Maya Sar, Bosnian singer
July 13
Michael Mando, Canadian actor, writer and director
Hassan Al Kontar, Syrian refugee
Ágnes Kovács, Hungarian swimmer
Fran Kranz, American actor
July 14
Milow, Belgian singer-songwriter
Lee Mead, British actor
July 15
Peter Odemwingie, Nigerian footballer
Taylor Kinney, American actor and model
Norhafiz Zamani Misbah, Malaysian footballer
OC Ukeje, Nigerian actor, model and musician
July 17
Mélanie Thierry, French actress
Qin Lan, Chinese actress, model, and singer
Jeremy Chan, Singaporean actor, singer and host
July 18
Joel Spira, Swedish actor
Michiel Huisman, Dutch actor, musician and singer-songwriter
July 19
Didz Hammond, bassist/backing vocalist
Nikki Osborne, Australian actress
Anderson Luiz de Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
July 20
Damien Delaney, Irish footballer
Dayang Nurfaizah, Malaysian singer
July 21
Paloma Faith, English singer, songwriter and actress
Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist
Blake Lewis, American singer, songwriter and beatboxer
Chrishell Stause, American actress
Davide Perino, Italian actor and voice actor
July 22
Clive Standen, Northern Irish actor
Josh Lawson, Australian actor
July 23
Steve Jocz, Canadian drummer
Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player
July 24
Summer Glau, American actress
Doug Bollinger, Australian cricketer
July 25
Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player
Finn Bálor (aka Fergal Devitt), Irish professional wrestler
July 26 – Maicon Douglas Sisenando, Brazilian footballer
July 27
Dash Snow, American artist (d. 2009)
Li Xiaopeng, Chinese gymnast
Dan Jones, British historian
July 29
Dyana Liu, American actress
Fernando Alonso, Spanish double Formula 1 world champion
July 30
Chandra Prakash Gharti, Nepalese politician
Lisa Wilhoit, American actress
Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (d. 2017)
July 31
M. Shadows, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold)
Eric Lively, American actor
Vernon Carey, American football player
Ira Losco, Maltese singer
August[edit]

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Roger Federer

Harel Skaat

Meagan Good

Oh Jin-hyek

Jan Frodeno

Ben Barnes

Ross Marquand

Chad Michael Murray

Jay Ryan
August 1
Jordan Wall, American actor
August 3
Fikirte Addis, Ethiopian fashion designer
Travis Willingham, American voice actor
August 4
Abigail Spencer, American actress
Marques Houston, American singer and actor (IMx)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, British princess and American actress
Florian Silbereisen, German singer and television presenter
August 5
Anna Rawson, Australian professional golfer
Carl Crawford, American Major League Baseball outfielder
Rachel Scott, American murder victim (d. 1999)
Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer and actress
Travie McCoy, American alternative hip-hop artist
August 6
Vitantonio Liuzzi, Italian race car driver
Leslie Odom Jr., American actor and singer
August 8
Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player
Meagan Good, American actress
Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
Bradley McIntosh, English pop singer (S Club 7)
Harel Skaat, Israeli singer
August 9 – Li Jiawei, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player
August 10
Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer and actress
Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian badminton player
August 11 – Sandi Thom, Scottish singer & songwriter
August 12
Djibril Cissé, French footballer
Steve Talley, American actor
August 14
Ray William Johnson, American actor, comedian, rapper and YouTuber
Kofi Kingston, Ghanaian professional wrestler
Paul Gallen, Australian Rugby League Player
August 15
Tosyn Bucknor, Nigerian media personality (d. 2018)
Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress
Oh Jin-hyek, South Korean archer
August 18 – Jan Frodeno, German triathlete
August 20 – Ben Barnes, English actor (Prince Caspian)
August 21
Jarrod Lyle, Australian golfer (d. 2018)
Mai Aizawa, Japanese voice actress
Ross Thomas, American actor
Winklevoss twins, American internet entrepreneurs and rowers
August 22 – Ross Marquand, American actor
August 23 – Carmen Luvana, Puerto Rican adult actress
August 24
Jiro Wang, Taiwanese actor and singer (Fahrenheit)
Chad Michael Murray, American actor
August 25
Rachel Bilson, American actress
Shiva Keshavan, Indian luge pilot
August 26 – Nico Muhly, American contemporary classical composer
August 27 – Patrick J. Adams, Canadian actor and director
August 28
Charlie Frye, American National Football League quarterback
Jake Owen, American country music singer-songwriter
August 29
Jay Ryan, New Zealand actor
Karim Darwish, Egyptian squash player
September[edit]

Beyoncé

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jennifer Hudson

Ben Schwartz

Alexis Bledel

Jennifer Tisdale

Christina Milian

Serena Williams

Dominique Moceanu
September 1
Park Hyo-shin, Korean singer
Clinton Portis, American football player
Michael Adamthwaite, Canadian voice actor
September 2 – Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
September 3 – Fearne Cotton, British television presenter
September 4
Jero, American-born Japanese enka singer
Beyoncé, American actress and R&B singer (Destiny’s Child)
Lacey Mosley, American lead vocalist (Flyleaf)
September 6 – Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong singer
September 7 – Natalie McGarry, Scottish National Party politician and Member of Parliament convicted of embezzlement[10] September 8
Dan Fredinburg, American Google executive
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor
September 9
Julie Gonzalo, Argentinian actress
Nancy Wu, Hong Kong actress
September 10 – Marco Chiudinelli, Swiss tennis player
September 11
Dylan Klebold, American mass murderer (d. 1999)
Charles Kelley, American country music singer-songwriter and founding member of Lady Antebellum
September 12
Jennifer Hudson, American singer and actress
Hosea Chanchez, American actor of The Game
September 13 – Angelina Love, Canadian professional wrestler
September 14
Ashley Roberts, American singer (The Pussycat Dolls)
Miyavi, Japanese musician
September 15 – Ben Schwartz, American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer
September 16
Alexis Bledel, American actress
Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress
Nazril Irham, Indonesian singer
September 18 – Jennifer Tisdale, American actress
September 21
Nicole Richie, American actress, singer and socialite
Phoenix Marie, American porn actress
Sarah Whatmore, English singer-songwriter[11] September 22
Ashley Eckstein, American actress
Alexei Ramírez, Cuban baseball player
September 23
Misti Traya, American actress
Natalie Horler, German singer (Cascada)
Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
September 25
Lee Norris, American actor
Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player
Van Hansis, American actor
Shane Tutmarc, American singer-songwriter (Dolour)
September 26
Christina Milian, American R&B singer and actress
Serena Williams, American tennis player
Ayumi Tsunematsu, Japanese voice actress
September 28 – Melissa Claire Egan, American actress
September 29 – Suzanne Shaw, British singer (Hear’Say) and actress
September 30
Cecelia Ahern, Irish author and daughter of Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach
Dominique Moceanu, Romanian-American gymnast
Ashleigh Aston Moore, American child actress (d. 2007)
October[edit]

Rupert Friend

Zlatan Ibrahimović

Raffi Torres

Jun Ji-hyun

Boyd Melson

Guy Sebastian
October 1
Rupert Friend, English actor, director, screenwriter and producer
Roxane Mesquida, French Actress
October 3
Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer
Amanda Walsh, Canadian actress
Seth Gabel, American actor
October 4 – Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)
October 5 – Enrico Fabris, Italian speed skater
October 7 – Austin Eubanks, American motivational speaker (d. 2019)
October 8
Ryuji Sainei, Japanese actor
Raffi Torres, Canadian ice hockey player
Ruby, Egyptian singer
October 9
Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor and producer
Ryoichi Maeda, Japanese footballer
October 10 – Una Healy, Irish singer (The Saturdays)
October 11
Beau Brady, Australian actor.
October 12
Engin Akyürek, Turkish actor
Tom Guiry, American actor
Brian J. Smith, American actor
October 13
Ryan Ashford, English footballer
Kele Okereke, English singer (Bloc Party)
October 14 – Ruslan Alekhno, Russian-Belarusian singer
October 15
Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player
Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver
October 16
Boyd Melson, American boxer
Caterina Scorsone, Canadian actress
October 17 – Tsubasa Imai, Japanese actor, singer and dancer (Tackey & Tsubasa)
October 19 – Christian Bautista, Filipino singer, actor, host, and model
October 20
Willis McGahee, American football player
Stefan Nystrand, Swedish swimmer
October 21 – Nemanja Vidić, Serbian football player
October 22 – Michael Fishman, American actor
October 23
Olivier Occéan, Canadian footballer
Huo Siyan, Chinese actress
October 24
Tila Tequila, Vietnamese-American model and singer
Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress
October 25
Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer
Hiroshi Aoyama, Japanese motorcycle road racer
October 26
Guy Sebastian, original Australian Idol 2003 singer
Sam Brown, American actor and comedian
October 28
Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
Dwayne Cameron, New Zealand actor
Noah Galloway, American former soldier and contestant from Dancing With The Stars
October 29
Jonathan Brown, Australian rules footballer
Amanda Beard, American swimmer
Angelika Dela Cruz, Filipina actress and singer
October 30
Chris Clemons, American football player
Fiona Dourif, American actress, daughter of Brad Dourif
Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean actress
Shaun Sipos, Canadian actor
Ivanka Trump, American model
October 31
Selina Ren, member of Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
Irina Denezhkina, Russian writer
Frank Iero, American guitarist (My Chemical Romance)
November[edit]

Raphael Gualazzi

Allison Tolman

Xabi Alonso

Barbara Pierce Bush

Jenna Bush Hager

Natasha Bedingfield
November 1
Matt Jones, American actor and comedian
LaTavia Roberson, American singer (Destiny’s Child)
November 2
Tatiana Totmianina, Russian figure skater
Katharine Isabelle, Candanian actress
Esha Deol, Indian actress and model
November 3
Blair Chenoweth, American beauty queen
Jackie Gayda, American professional wrestler
November 4
Lakshmi Menon, Indian model
Vince Wilfork, American football player
Paul Tucker Canadian comic-book artist
November 6 – Cassie Bernall, American murder victim (d. 1999)
November 7 – George Pilkington, English footballer
November 8
Joe Cole, English footballer
Azura Skye, American actress
November 9 – Scottie Thompson, American actress
November 10
Tony Blanco, Dominican baseball player
Jason Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2004)
Alison Waite, American model
November 11
Natalie Glebova, Canadian beauty queen
Raphael Gualazzi, Italian singer and pianist, Eurovision Song Contest 2011 runner-up
Susan Kelechi Watson, American actress
The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
November 13
Mark Cardona, Filipino basketball player
Shawn Yue, Hong Kong actor and singer
Kirsten Price, American porn actress
November 14 – Russell Tovey, British actor
November 15 – Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer
November 16 – Caitlin Glass, American voice actress
November 17
Sarah Harding, British singer (Girls Aloud)
Doug Walker, American actor, comedian, film critic, internet personality, and filmmaker
November 18
Allison Tolman, American actress
Christina Vidal, American actress
Nasim Pedrad, Iranian-American actress and comedian
November 19 – Yfke Sturm, Dutch model
November 20
Scott Hutchison, Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist and artist (d. 2018)
Kimberley Walsh, British singer (Girls Aloud)
Andrea Riseborough, English actress
November 21
Bryant McFadden, American football player
Ainārs Kovals, Latvian javelin thrower
November 22
Ben Adams, British singer (A1)
Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
Song Hye-kyo, South Korean actress
November 24 – Lindsey Doe, American sexologist and video blogger
November 25
Xabi Alonso, Spanish footballer
Barbara Pierce Bush, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush
November 26
Natasha Bedingfield, British singer
Jon Ryan, Canadian National Football League football player from Regina, Saskatchewan
Aurora Snow, American pornographic actress
November 27 – Gary Lucy, British actor
November 29
Kimberly Cullum, American actress
Tom Hurndall, British photographer (d. 2004)
John Milhiser, American actor and comedian
Bakhyt Sarsekbayev, Kazakh Olympic boxer
December[edit]

Britney Spears

Lior Suchard

Lynda Thomas

Sienna Miller

Shizuka Arakawa

Ricky Whittle

Matthew Pavlich
December 1 – Kathryn Drysdale, English actress
December 2 – Britney Spears, American singer and entertainer
December 3
Liza Lapira, American actress
David Villa, Spanish footballer
Brian Bonsall, American actor
Tyjuan Hagler, American football player
December 4
Lila McCann, American singer
December 6 – Lior Suchard, Israeli mentalist
December 8 – Philip Rivers, NFL quarterback of the San Diego Chargers
December 9 – Dia Mirza, Bollywood actress
December 11
Zacky Vengeance, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold)
Javier Saviola, Argentine soccer player
Kevin Phillips, American film actor
Jeff McComsey, American artist
Nikki Benz, Ukrainian-American porn actress
Halina Perez, Filipina actress (d. 2004)
December 12 – Spencer Johnson, NFL player
December 13
Mathis Bailey, American-Canadian novelist and fiction writer
Amy Lee, American pianist/singer-songwriter (Evanescence)
December 14 – Amber Chia, Malaysian model and actress
December 15
Victoria Summer, English actress
Michelle Dockery, British actress
Thomas Herrion, American football player (d. 2005)
Donal Coonan, UK presenter for Channel 4’s webshow thisisaknife
Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russian soccer player
December 16
Krysten Ritter, American actress
Gaby Moreno, Guatemalan singer
A. J. Allmendinger, American race car driver
December 17
Houari Manar, Algerian raï singer (d. 2019)
Wacław Kiełtyka, Polish musician and composer
December 21
Lynda Thomas, Mexican eurodance and alternative rock musician
Cristian Zaccardo, Italian footballer
December 24 – Dima Bilan, Russian pop-singer
December 26 – Nikolai Nikolaeff, Australian actor
December 27
Jay Ellis, American actor
Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer
Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress
December 28
Elizabeth Jordan Carr, first American test-tube baby
Sienna Miller, American-born English actress
Khalid Boulahrouz, Dutch footballer
December 29
Charlotte Riley, English actress
Shizuka Arakawa, Japanese figure skater
December 30
Kyle Eckel, American National Football League player
Haley Paige, Mexican-American porn actress (d. 2007)
December 31
Ricky Whittle, English actor
Matthew Pavlich, former professional Australian rules footballer
Dr. Malik Hammad Lang, Peace Activist, Historian.
Deaths[edit] January[edit]

Richard Boone

Beulah Bondi

Adele Astaire
January 1
Kazimierz Michałowski, Polish archaeologist (b. 1901)
Mauri Rose, American race car champion (b. 1906)
January 3
Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria (b. 1883)
Marvin Opler, American anthropologist (b. 1914)
January 5
Harold Urey, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
Lanza del Vasto, Italian-born philosopher, poet and activist (b. 1901)
January 6 – A. J. Cronin, Scottish novelist (b. 1896)
January 7 – John Pascal, American playwright, screenwriter, author and journalist (b. 1932)
January 8 – Matthew Beard, American actor (b. 1925)
January 10
Katherine Alexander, American actress (b. 1898)
Richard Boone, American actor (b. 1917)
Prince Welf Ernst of Hanover (b. 1947)
January 11 – Beulah Bondi, American actress (b. 1889)
January 12 – Sir John Nicoll, British colonial governor (b. 1899)
January 13 – Robert Kellard, American actor (b. 1915)
January 16 – Bernard Lee, English actor (b. 1908)
January 19 – Francesca Woodman, American photographer (b. 1958)
January 21 – Allyn Joslyn, American actor (b. 1901)
January 23
Samuel Barber, American composer (b. 1910)
Lobsang Rampa (Cyril Henry Hoskin), English author (b. 1910)
January 25 – Adele Astaire, American actress (b. 1896)
January 27 – Léo Collard, Belgian Socialist politician (b. 1902)
January 29 – Lajos Korányi, Hungarian footballer (b. 1907)
January 30 – John Gordon, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1912)
January 31 – Cozy Cole, American jazz drummer (b. 1909)
February[edit]

Bill Haley

Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha

Ilo Wallace
February 1
Wanda Hendrix, American actress (b. 1928)
Ernst Pepping, German composer (b. 1901)
Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian composer (b. 1908)
February 2 – Hugh Joseph Addonizio, Italian-born American politician and Mayor of Newark (b. 1914)
February 3 – Normand Poirier, French-born American newspaper editor, journalist and essayist (b. 1928)
February 4 – Mario Camerini, Italian film director and screenwriter (b. 1895)
February 6 – Frederica of Hanover, Queen Consort of the Hellenes and wife of King Paul of Greece (b. 1917)
February 7 – Hermann Esser, German journalist and editor of the Nazi newspaper Völkischer Beobachter (b. 1900)
February 9
Bill Haley, American rock musician, member of Bill Haley & The Comets (b. 1925)
Jack Z. Anderson, U.S. Representative from California (b. 1904)
February 10 – Hubert Shirley-Smith, British civil engineer (b. 1901)
February 12 – Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape, British admiral (b. 1888)
February 15 – Karl Richter, German conductor (b. 1926)
February 17 – David Garnett, British writer (b. 1892)
February 18
John Knudsen Northrop, American airplane manufacturer (b. 1895)
Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha, Egyptian politician, 28th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1896)
February 20 – Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg, French magazine editor and playboy (b. 1904)
February 22
Michael Maltese, American screenwriter (b. 1908)
Curtis Bernhardt, German film director (b. 1899)
Ilo Wallace, wife of Henry A. Wallace, Second Lady of the United States (b. 1888)
February 25
Leonard Howell, Founder of Rastafarianism (b. 1898)
Gunichi Mikawa, Japanese admiral (b. 1888)
February 26
Howard Hanson, American composer (b. 1896)
Roger Tonge, British actor (b. 1946)
February 27 – Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (b. 1920)
March[edit]

Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón

Max Delbrück

John S. McCain Jr.

Douglas Lowe
March 1 – Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón, 14th President of Panama (b. 1903)
March 4 – Torin Thatcher, American actor (b. 1905)
March 5 – Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)
March 6 – George Geary, English cricketer (b. 1893)
March 7
Peter Birch, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1911)
Bosley Crowther, American film critic (b. 1905)
Kirill Kondrashin, Russian conductor (b. 1914)
Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, American tennis champion (b. 1908)
March 8 – Joseph Henry Woodger, British theoretical biologist (b. 1894)
March 9 – Max Delbrück, German biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1906)
March 10 – Flavio Calzavara, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
March 14
Paolo Grassi, Italian actor (b. 1919)
Eleanor Perry, American screenwriter and author (b. 1914)
March 15 – René Clair, French film director (b. 1898)
March 20 – Gerry Bertier, American college football player (b. 1953)
March 21 – Mark Donskoy, Russian Soviet film director (b. 1901)
March 22
John S. McCain Jr., American admiral (b. 1911)
Gil Puyat, Filipino businessman and politician, Senator of the Philippines and Senate President (b. 1907)
March 23
Claude Auchinleck, British field marshal (b. 1884)
Mike Hailwood, English motorcycle racer (b. 1940)
Beatrice Tinsley, English astronomer (b. 1941)
March 26 – Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist, geneticist and eugenicist, (b. 1903)
March 29 – Eric Williams, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1911)
March 30
Sherman Edwards, American songwriter (b. 1919)
Douglas Lowe, British Olympic athlete (b. 1902)
DeWitt Wallace, American magazine publisher (b. 1889)
March 31 – Frank Tieri, American gangster (b. 1904)
April[edit]

Lucile Godbold

Joe Louis

Prince Yasuhiko Asaka
April 3 – Juan Trippe, Airline entrepreneur (b. 1899)
April 4 – Brad Johnson, American actor (b. 1924)
April 5
Bob Hite, American musician (b. 1943)
Lucile Godbold, American Olympic athlete (b. 1900)
Maurice Zbriger, Canadian violinist, composer and conductor (b. 1896)
April 6 – Alfredo Guarini, Italian director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1901)
April 7 – Norman Taurog, American film director (b. 1899)
April 8
Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya, Indian entomologist (b. 1895)
Omar N. Bradley, American army general (b. 1893)
April 12
Joe Louis, American boxer (b. 1914)
Hendrik Andriessen, Dutch composer (b. 1892)
April 13 – Prince Yasuhiko Asaka of Japan (b. 1887)
April 15
John Thach, American naval aviator and admiral (b. 1905)
Lorenzo Guerrero, former President of Nicaragua (b. 1900)
April 17 – Ludwik Sempoliński, Polish actor (b. 1899)
April 18 – James H. Schmitz, German-born writer (b. 1911)
April 22 – Marcia King, murder victim (b. 1959)
April 23
Nietta Zocchi, Italian actress (b. 1909)
Josep Pla, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1897)
April 26
Jim Davis, American actor (b. 1909)
Madge Evans, American actress (b. 1909)
April 27 – John Aspinwall Roosevelt, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1916)
April 28 – Cliff Battles, American football player (Boston Redskins) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1910)
May[edit]

Odd Hassel

Bob Marley

William Saroyan

Stefan Wyszyński

Soong Ching-ling

Gyula Lóránt

Giuseppe Pella
May 1 – Barry Jones, American actor (b. 1893)
May 5 – Bobby Sands, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1954)
May 6 – Frank O’Grady, Australian public servant (b. 1900)
May 7 – Hiromichi Yahara, Imperial Japanese Army officer (b. 1902)
May 8
Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia (b. 1897)
Uri Zvi Greenberg, Israeli poet and journalist (b. 1896)
May 9
Nelson Algren, American author (b. 1909)
Ralph Allen, English footballer (b. 1906)
Margaret Lindsay, American actress (b. 1910)
May 11
Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
Bob Marley, Jamaican rock musician and guitarist (b. 1945)
May 12 – Benjamin Sheares, Singaporean politician and professor, 2nd President of Singapore (b. 1907)
May 13 – Ben Andrews, American actor (b. 1942)
May 17 – Hugo Friedhofer, German-American film composer (b. 1901)
May 18
Eleonore Baur, German Nazi and only woman to participate in Munich Beer Hall Putsch (b. 1885)
Arthur O’Connell, American actor (b. 1908)
William Saroyan, American author (b. 1908)
May 20 – Dositej, Metropolitan of Skopje (b. 1906)
May 21 – Yuki Shimoda, American actor (b. 1921)
May 22 – Boris Sagal, Ukrainian-American television and film director (b. 1923)
May 23
George Jessel, American actor (b. 1898)
Donald Macintyre, British naval officer and naval historian (b. 1904)
May 24
Jaime Roldós Aguilera, 33rd President of Ecuador (b. 1940)
A. Thiagarajah, Sri Lankan Tamil teacher and politician (b. 1916)
Jack Warner, British actor (b. 1895)
May 25
Armando de Armas Romero, Cuban painter (b. 1914)
Rosa Ponselle, American soprano (b. 1897)
Ruby Payne-Scott, Australian radio astronomer (b. 1912)
May 28
John Bryan Ward-Perkins, British archaeologist (b. 1912)
Mary Lou Williams, American jazz pianist (b. 1910)
Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Roman Catholic prelate, archbishop and Servant of God (b. 1901)
May 29 – Soong Ching-ling, Acting head of State of the People’s Republic of China (b. 1893)
May 30
Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
Peter Lindgren, Swedish actor (b. 1915)
Ziaur Rahman, 7th President of Bangladesh (b. 1936)
May 31
Gyula Lóránt, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1923)
Giuseppe Pella, Italian politician, 31st Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1902)
June[edit]

Rino Gaetano

Zarah Leander
June 1 – Carl Vinson, U.S. Congressman (b. 1883)
June 2 – Rino Gaetano, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
June 5 – Miguel Contreras Torres, Mexican actor, director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1899)
June 9 – Allen Ludden, American television game show host (b. 1917)
June 10
Jenny Maxwell, American actress (b. 1941)
Phelps Phelps, 38th Governor of American Samoa and United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic (d. 1897)
June 12 – Mahmoud Fawzi, Egyptian diplomat and political figure, 35th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1900)
June 13 – George Walsh, American actor (b. 1889)
June 14 – Sir Ronald Holmes, British government official in Hong Kong (b. 1913)
June 16 – Sir Thomas Playford, Australian politician, Premier of South Australia (b. 1891)
June 17
Sir Richard O’Connor, British general (b. 1889)
Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (b. 1889)
June 18 – Pamela Hansford Johnson, English poet, novelist, playwright, literary and social critic (b. 1912)
June 19
Billy Cook, American actor (b. 1928)
Anya Phillips, American co-founder of New York City’s Mudd Club (b. 1955)
Lotte Reiniger, German-born silhouette animator (b. 1899)
June 22
Henri Bouillard, French Jesuit theologian (b. 1908)
Lola Lane, American actress and singer (b. 1906)
June 23 – Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1907)
June 28
Mohammad Beheshti, Chief Justice of Iran (b. 1928)
Terry Fox, Canadian athlete and cancer activist (b. 1958)
July[edit]

Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi

Blessed Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa

Robert Moses
July 1
Marcel Breuer, Hungarian-born American architect (b. 1902)
George Voskovec, Czech-American actor, writer, dramatist and director (b. 1905)
July 3 – Ross Martin, American actor (b. 1920)
July 7 – Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi, South Yemenite socialist leader, 1st President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) (b. 1920)
July 8
Joe McDonnell, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1951)
Isaac Soyer, American painter (b. 1902)
July 10
Giorgio De Lullo, Italian actor and director (b. 1921)
Ken Rex McElroy, American murder victim (b. 1934)
July 16 – Harry Chapin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1942)
July 22 – Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa, Mexican Roman Catholic religious professed and Blessed (b. 1904)
July 27
Adam Walsh, American murder victim, inspired Code Adam (b. 1974)
William Wyler, American movie director (b. 1902)
July 28 – Stanley Francis Rother, American priest, martyr, and Blessed (b. 1935)
July 29 – Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)
July 31 – Omar Torrijos, Panamanian leader (b. 1929)
August[edit]

Melvyn Douglas
August 1
Paddy Chayefsky, American screenwriter (b. 1923)
Álvaro de Laiglesia, Spanish writer (b. 1922)
August 2
Delfo Cabrera, Argentine athlete (b. 1919)
Stefanie Clausen, Danish diver (b. 1900)
August 4 – Melvyn Douglas, American actor (b. 1901)
August 14 – Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (b. 1894)
August 15
Carol Ryrie Brink, American novelist (b. 1895)
Carlo Buscaglia, Italian football player (b. 1909)
Karl Gero, Duke of Urach, Lichtenstein noble (b. 1899)
August 18 – Anita Loos, American screenwriter (b. 1888)
August 19 – Jessie Matthews, English dancer, singer and actress (b. 1907)
August 22 – Glauber Rocha, Brazilian filmmaker (b. 1939)
August 27 – Valeri Kharlamov, Soviet ice hockey player (b. 1948)
August 28 – Béla Guttmann, Hungarian-born Association football coach (b. 1899)
August 29 – Lowell Thomas, American writer and broadcater (b. 1892)
August 30
Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 47th Prime Minister of Iran and 2nd President of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)
Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, Iranian theologian and politician, 48th Prime Minister of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)
Vera-Ellen, American actress and dancer (b. 1921)
September[edit]

Albert Speer

Robert Montgomery

Romulo Betancourt
September 1
Ann Harding, American actress (b. 1902)
Albert Speer, German Nazi architect and war minister (b. 1905)
September 2 – Enid Lyons, Australia politician (b. 1897)
September 3 – Alec Waugh, British novelist (b. 1898)
September 7
Edwin Albert Link, American pioneer in aviation, underwater archaeology, and submersibles, and inventor of aeronautical, navigation, and oceanographic equipment (b. 1904)
Christy Brown, Irish writer and painter (b. 1932)
September 8
Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist (b. 1901)
September 9
Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist (b. 1901)
Ricardo Balbín, Argentine politician, leader of the Radical Civic Union (UCR) (b. 1904)
Sir Robert (Bob) Askin, Premier of New South Wales (b. 1907)
September 11 – Frank McHugh, American actor (b. 1898)
September 12 – Eugenio Montale, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
September 14 – Charles L. Melson, American admiral (b. 1904)
September 15
Harold Bennett, British actor (b. 1899)
Rafael Méndez, Mexican-born trumpet virtuoso (b. 1906)
September 21 – Nigel Patrick, English actor (b. 1912)
September 22 – Harry Warren, American songwriter (b. 1893)
September 23 – Chief Dan George, Canadian actor and writer, tribal chief of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation (b. 1899)
September 24 – Patsy Kelly, American actress (b. 1910)
September 27 – Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (b. 1904)
September 28
Rómulo Betancourt, 2-time President of Venezuela (b. 1908)
Sir Edward Boyle, Baron Boyle of Hand

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Royal Mail 1981 Butterflies

1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1981st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 981st year of the 2nd millennium, the 81st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1980s decade.

January – The subterranean Sarawak Chamber is discovered in Borneo.
January 1
Greece enters the European Economic Community, predecessor of the European Union.
Palau becomes a self-governing territory.
January 2 – One of the largest investigations by a British police force ends when serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", is arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
January 10 – Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments.
January 15 – Pope John Paul II receives a delegation led by Polish Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa at the Vatican.
January 16 – Loyalists shoot and seriously wound Irish nationalist activist Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and her husband.
January 17 – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law.
January 19 – United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
January 20 – Iran releases the 52 Americans held for 444 days minutes after Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President of the United States, ending the Iran hostage crisis.
January 21 – The first DeLorean automobile, a stainless steel sports car with gull-wing doors, rolls off the production line in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.
January 23 – An earthquake of M 6.8 magnitude in Sichuan, China kills 150.
January 25
Jiang Qing ("Madame Mao") is sentenced to death in the People’s Republic of China.
In South Africa the largest part of the town Laingsburg is swept away within minutes by one of the strongest floods ever experienced in the Great Karoo.
January 27 – The Indonesian passenger ship Tamponas 2 catches fire and capsizes in the Java Sea, killing 580.
February[edit] Main article: February 1981
February 4 – Gro Harlem Brundtland becomes Prime Minister of Norway.
February 8 – In Greece, 20 fans of Olympiacos F.C. and one fan of AEK Athens die, while 54 are injured, after a stampede at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, possibly because Gate 7 does not open immediately after the end of the game.
February 9 – Polish Prime Minister Józef Pińkowski resigns and is replaced by General Wojciech Jaruzelski.
February 14
Stardust fire: A fire at the Stardust nightclub in Artane, Dublin, Ireland in the early hours kills 48 people and injures 214.
Australia withdraws recognition of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia.
February 17–22 – Pope John Paul II visits the Philippines.
February 23 – 1981 Spanish coup d’état attempt ("23-F"): Antonio Tejero, with members of the Guardia Civil, enters the Spanish Congress of Deputies and stops the session where Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo is about to be named president of the government. The coup fails following its denouncement by King Juan Carlos.
February 24 – A powerful, M 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Athens, killing 22 people, injuring 400 people and destroying several buildings and 4,000 houses, mostly in Corinth and the nearby towns of Loutraki, Kiato and Xylokastro.
March[edit] Main article: March 1981
March 1 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Bobby Sands, a Provisional Irish Republican Army member, begins a hunger strike for political status at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh) in Northern Ireland, dying on May 5, the first of 10 IRA hunger strikers to die.
March 11 – Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet is sworn in as President of Chile for another 8-year term.
March 17 – In Italy the Propaganda Due Masonic lodge is discovered.
March 19 – Three workers are killed and 5 injured during a ground test of Space Shuttle Columbia at Kennedy Space Center in the United States.
March 29 – The first London Marathon starts with 7,500 runners.
March 30 – Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan: U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.; 2 police officers and Press Secretary James Brady are also wounded.
April[edit] Main article: April 1981
April 1 – Daylight saving time is introduced in the Soviet Union.
April 4 – UK pop group Bucks Fizz’s song Making Your Mind Up wins the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
April 11 – 1981 Brixton riot: Rioters in south London throw petrol bombs, attack police and loot shops.
April 12 – The Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Columbia with NASA astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen launches on the STS-1 mission, returning to Earth on April 14. It is the first time a manned reusable spacecraft has returned from orbit.

April 12: First Space Shuttle launch: Columbia, April 12, 1981.
April 15 – The first Coca-Cola bottling plant in China is opened.[1] April 18 – A Minor League Baseball game between the Rochester Red Wings and the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, becomes the longest professional baseball game in history: 8 hours and 25 minutes/33 innings (the 33rd inning is not played until June 23).
April 26 – French presidential election: A first-round runoff results between Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and François Mitterrand.
May[edit] Main article: May 1981
May – Daniel K. Ludwig abandons the Jari project in the Amazon basin.
May 1 – Pensions in Chile: The new Chilean pension system, based on private pension funds, begins.
May 4 – The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) was founded in Vienna by law students from Austria, West Germany, Poland and Hungary.
May 5 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Bobby Sands, Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and abstentionist Member of Parliament of the House of Commons, dies, aged 27, on hunger strike in prison in Northern Ireland.
May 6 – A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Lin’s design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. from 1,421 other entries.
May 11 – Jamaican singer Bob Marley dies aged 36 from cancer in Miami, Florida.
May 13 – Pope John Paul II assassination attempt: Pope John Paul II is shot and nearly killed by Mehmet Ali Ağca, a Turkish gunman, as he enters St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City to address a general audience. The Pope recovers.
May 15 – Donna Payant is murdered by serial killer Lemuel Smith, the first time a female prison officer has been killed on-duty in the United States.
May 21
François Mitterrand becomes the first socialist President of the French Fifth Republic.
In the National Hockey League, the New York Islanders win their second consecutive Stanley Cup defeating the Minnesota North Stars four games to one.
May 22 – Peter Sutcliffe is found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment on 13 counts of murder and 7 of attempted murder in England.
May 25
In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Alain Robert scales the Willis Tower in Chicago.
May 26 – The Italian government resigns over its links to the fascist Masonic cell Propaganda Due.
May 30 – Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is assassinated in Chittagong.
May 31 – Burning of Jaffna library, one of the most violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the century.
June[edit] Main article: June 1981
June 5 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States report that 5 homosexual men in Los Angeles have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, the first recognized cases of AIDS.
June 6 – Bihar train disaster: Seven coaches of an overcrowded passenger train fall off the tracks into the Bagmati River in Bihar, India, killing between 500 and 800.
June 7 – The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor killing ten Iraqi troops and a French technician.
June 12
Raiders of the Lost Ark is released in theaters.
1981 Major League Baseball strike begins in the United States.
June 13 – At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, Marcus Sarjeant fires 6 blank shots at Elizabeth II.
June 18
The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is founded.
The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter makes its first flight at Groom Lake (Area 51), Nevada.
June 22 – Iranian president Abolhassan Banisadr is deposed.
June 27
The first game of paintball is played in Henniker, New Hampshire.
The E-mu Emulator sampler keyboard with floppy disk operation is unveiled at NAMM international Sound & Music Expo, Chicago. Production Model Serial Number 001 is issued to Stevie Wonder.[2] July[edit] Main article: July 1981
July 2 – Wonderland murders: The Wonderland Gang of cocaine dealers is brutally murdered in a massacre involving Eddie Nash in Los Angeles.
July 3 – The Toxteth riots in Liverpool, England, start after a mob saves a youth from being arrested. Shortly afterward, the Chapeltown riots in Leeds start after increased racial tension.
July 7 – United States President Ronald Reagan nominates the first woman, Sandra Day O’Connor, to the Supreme Court of the United States.
July 8 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Irish republican volunteer Joe McDonnell dies at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh) in Northern Ireland after a 61-day hunger strike.
July 9 – Donkey Kong is released, marking the first Donkey Kong and Mario smash hit arcade game developed by Nintendo in Japan.
July 10
Mahathir bin Mohamad becomes the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
1981 Handsworth riots in Birmingham begin, followed by further 1981 England riots in several urban areas including Liverpool and Leeds.
July 16–21 – England become the first team this century to win a cricket Test match after the follow-on when they beat Australia by 18 runs at Headingley cricket ground, Leeds, England.
July 17
Hyatt Regency walkway collapse: Two skywalks filled with people at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, collapse into a crowded atrium lobby, killing 114.
Israeli aircraft bomb Beirut, destroying multi-story apartment blocks containing the offices of PLO associated groups, killing approximately 300 civilians and resulting in worldwide condemnation and a U.S. embargo on the export of aircraft to Israel.[3] July 19 – The 1981 Springbok Tour commences in New Zealand, amid controversy over the support of apartheid.
July 21 – Panda Tohui is born in Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City, the first panda to ever be born and survive in captivity outside of China.
July 29 – A worldwide television audience of over 750 million people watch the Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
July 30 – Summer 1981 hunger demonstrations in Poland: As many as 50,000 demonstrators, mostly women and children, take to the streets in Łódź to protest food ration shortages in Communist Poland.
August[edit] Main article: August 1981
August 1 – The first 24-hour video music channel MTV (Music Television) is launched in the United States and airs its first video, Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles.
August 9 – 1981 Major League Baseball strike ends in the United States and Major League Baseball resumes with the All-Star Game in Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium.
August 12 – The original Model 5150 IBM PC (with a 4.77 MHz Intel 8088 processor) is released in the United States at a base price of $1,565.
August 19
Gulf of Sidra incident: Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi sends two Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets to intercept two U.S. Navy fighters over the Gulf of Sidra. The U.S. jets destroy the Libyan fighters.
Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT) is founded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Sílvio Santos.
August 23 – South African troops attack SWAPO bases in Xangongo and Ongiva, Angola during Operation Protea.
August 24 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering John Lennon in Manhattan eight months earlier.
August 27 – North Korea fires a surface-to-air missile at a U.S. SR-71 Blackbird spy plane flying in South Korean and international airspace. The missile misses and the airplane is unharmed.[4] August 30 – Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 2nd President and 76th Prime Minister of Iran & Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, 77th Prime Minister of Iran are killed in terroristic explosion by People’s Mujahedin of Iran.
August 31 – A bomb explodes at the United States Ramstein Air Base in West Germany, injuring 20 people.
September[edit] Main article: September 1981
September 1 – Gregorio Conrado Álvarez is inaugurated as a military de facto President of Uruguay.
September 4 – An explosion at a mine in Záluží, Czechoslovakia, kills 65 people.
September 8 – The first episode of the extremely popular British television sitcom Only Fools and Horses, "Big Brother", is shown on BBC One.
September 10 – Picasso’s painting Guernica is moved from New York to Madrid.
September 15
Our Lady of Akita in Japan cries for the last time, on the Feast of [[Our Lady of Sorrows].
The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world, at 150 years old, when it operates under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
September 16 – Postman Pat is first aired on BBC One in the United Kingdom.
September 17 – Ric Flair defeats Dusty Rhodes to win his first World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship in Kansas City.
September 18 – Capital punishment in France is abolished.
September 19
Simon & Garfunkel perform The Concert in Central Park, a free concert in New York in front of approximately half a million people.
Solidarity Day march, in support of organized labor, draws approximately 250,000 people in Washington, D.C.
September 20 – The Brazilian river boat Sobral Santos capsizes in the Amazon River, Óbidos, Brazil, killing at least 300.
September 21 – Belize, formerly British Honduras, gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
September 25
Sandra Day O’Connor takes her seat as the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Rolling Stones begin their Tattoo You American tour at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.
September 26
The Boeing 767 airliner makes its first flight.
The Sydney Tower opens to the public in Australia.
September 27 – TGV high-speed rail service between Paris and Lyon, France begins.
September 27–29 – Iran–Iraq War: Iranian forces break the Siege of Abadan in Operation Samen-ol-A’emeh.
September 28 – The classic animated comedy espionage TV series Danger Mouse debuts on ITV in the U.K.
October[edit] Main article: October 1981
October 2 – English rock band The Police releases Ghost in the Machine.
October 5 – Raoul Wallenberg becomes a posthumously honorary citizen of the United States.
October 6 – Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is assassinated during a parade by army members who belong to the Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization led by Khalid Islambouli who are opposed to his negotiations with Israel.
October 10 – The Ministry for Education of Japan issues the jōyō kanji.
October 14 – Vice President Hosni Mubarak is elected President of Egypt, one week after Anwar Sadat’s assassination.
October 16 – Gas explosions at a coal mine at Hokutan, Yūbari, Hokkaidō, Japan kill 93.
October 21 – Andreas Papandreou becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
October 22 – The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organization faction led by Hareram Sharma and D. P. Singh begins.
October 27 – Soviet submarine S-363 runs aground outside the Karlskrona, Sweden military base.
November[edit] Main article: November 1981

November 1: Antigua and Barbuda.
November 1 – Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom.
November 9 – Slavery in Mauritania is abolished by Edict No. 81-234.
November 12 – The Church of England General Synod votes to admit women to holy orders.
November 16 – In U.S. soap opera General Hospital, Luke and Laura marry; it is the highest-rated hour in daytime television history.
November 18 – COMDEX Fall: IBM introduces the IBM PC; Scientific Solutions announces the first PC add-in cards.
November 22 – The Edmonton Eskimos (14-1-1) barely stave off defeat and win a record 4th consecutive Grey Cup in the Canadian Football League, at the 69th Grey Cup at Montréal’s Olympic Stadium defeating the Ottawa Rough Riders (5-11-0) 26-23 in the final three seconds; after being down 20–1 at halftime.[5] November 23
Iran–Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), authorizing the Central Intelligence Agency to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
1981 United Kingdom tornado outbreak, the largest recorded tornado outbreak in European history.[6] November 25–26 – A group of mercenaries led by Mike Hoare take over Mahe airport in the Seychelles in a coup attempt. Most of them escape by a commandeered Air India passenger jet; six are later arrested.
November 30–December 17 – Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union attempt to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe; the meetings end inconclusively.
December[edit] Main article: December 1981
December 1 – An Inex-Adria Aviopromet McDonnell Douglas MD-80 strikes a mountain peak and crashes while approaching Ajaccio Airport in Corsica, killing all 180 people on board.
December 4 – South Africa grants Ciskei independence, not recognized outside South Africa.
December 7 – Rotary International charters the Rotary Club of Grand Baie, Mauritius.
December 8
The No. 21 Mine explosion in Whitwell, Tennessee kills 13.
Arthur Scargill becomes President-elect of the National Union of Mineworkers (Great Britain).
December 10 – During the Ministerial Session of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, Spain signs the Protocol of Accession to NATO.
December 11
Boxing: Muhammad Ali loses to Trevor Berbick; this proves to be Ali’s last-ever fight.
El Mozote massacre: In El Salvador, army units kill 900 civilians.
December 13
Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland, to prevent the dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity.
Clube de Regatas do Flamengo wins the Intercontinental Cup (football) after a 3–0 win against Liverpool.
December 15 – A car bomb destroys the Iraqi Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 61 people; Syrian intelligence is blamed.
December 17 – American Brigadier General James L. Dozier is kidnapped in Verona by the Italian Red Brigades.
December 20 – The Penlee lifeboat disaster occurs off the coast of South-West Cornwall.
December 21 – Preferential Trade Area (PTA) for Eastern and Southern Africa.
December 28 – The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.
December 31 – A coup d’état in Ghana removes President Hilla Limann’s PNP government and replaces it with the PNDC led by Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings.
Date unknown[edit] January to March – Heavy snow causes many houses and buildings to collapse in northwestern Japan; 152 are killed.
Cuba suffers a major outbreak of Dengue fever, with 344,203 cases.[7] Use of crack cocaine, a smokeable form of the drug, first reported in the United States and Caribbean.[8] Luxor AB presents the ABC 800 computer.
Polybius, an urban legend game, is said to have been released in Portland, Oregon; there is no evidence for its existence.
The State Council of the People’s Republic of China lists the cities of Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Guilin as those where the protection of historical and cultural heritage, as well as natural scenery, should be treated as a priority project.
Pepsi enters China.[9] The Millennium translation of Saint Edward the Martyr’s relics from Wareham to Shaftesbury in England is observed in a reenactment.
Births[edit] Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December
January[edit]

Eden Riegel

Eli Manning

Rinko Kikuchi

Jérémie Renier

Jared Kushner

Pitbull

Ray J

Alicia Keys

Elijah Wood

Justin Timberlake
January 1
Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian race car driver
Mladen Petrić, Croatian football player
Eden Riegel, American actress
January 2 – Maxi Rodríguez, Argentine footballer
January 3 – Eli Manning, American football player
January 4
Silvy De Bie, Belgian singer
Aaron Schwartz, American actor
January 5
Deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman), Canadian DJ/producer
Brooklyn Sudano, American actress
January 6
Mike Jones, American rapper
Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress
Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor
January 7 – Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
January 8
Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player
Genevieve Cortese, American actress
Jeff Francis, Canadian pitcher
January 9
Caroline Lufkin, American singer
Euzebiusz Smolarek, Polish footballer
January 10
Jared Kushner, American investor
Tamta, Georgian-Greek singer
January 11
Jamelia, British singer
Tom Meighan, British singer and songwriter
January 12 – Quentin Griffin, American football player
January 15
Howie Day, American singer and songwriter
El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer
Pitbull, American hip-hop musician and record producer
January 16 – Marta Roure, Andorran singer and actress
January 17
Scott Mechlowicz, American actor
Ray J, American rapper and singer
January 18 – Otgonbayar Ershuu, Mongolian visual artist
January 19
Lucho González, Argentine footballer
Bitsie Tulloch, American actress
Thaila Zucchi, English singer and actress
January 20
Brendan Fevola, Australian rules footballer
Owen Hargreaves, Canadian-born English footballer
Jason Richardson, American basketball player
January 21
Dany Heatley, German-born hockey player
Izabella Miko, Polish actress and dancer
Mohd Amri Yahyah, Malaysian footballer
January 22
Chantelle Anderson, American basketball player
O. T. Fagbenle, English actor, writer, and director
Willa Ford, American singer, television hostess, and actress
Beverley Mitchell, American actress
Ben Moody, American guitarist
January 24 – Carrie Coon, American actress
January 25
Alicia Keys, American singer, pianist and actress
Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer (d. 2007)
January 26 – Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan conductor
January 27
Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player
Greg Owens, Australian soccer player
January 28
Elijah Wood, American actor and music producer
Gen Hoshino, Japanese actor and singer
January 29
Rachna Khatau, Indian-American actress and singer
Jonny Lang, American musician
Darío Lopilato, Argentine actor
January 30
Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer
Chieko Higuchi, Japanese voice actress
January 31
Gemma Collins, English television personality
Justin Timberlake, American actor and musician
February[edit]

Sara Foster

Tom Hiddleston

Kelly Rowland

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Paris Hilton

Josh Gad

Josh Groban
February 1 – John Gemberling, American actor and comedian
February 2 – Emily Rose, American actress
February 3 – Alisa Reyes, American actress
February 4
Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)
February 5
Lee Eon, South Korean actor and model (d. 2008)
Nora Zehetner, American actress
Sara Foster, American actress
February 6 – Alison Haislip, American actress and former TV personality
February 8
Ralf Little, English actor
Jim Parrack, American actor
February 9
Tom Hiddleston, British actor
The Rev, American drummer (Avenged Sevenfold) (d. 2009)
February 10
Uzo Aduba, American actress
Natasha St-Pier, Canadian singer
Holly Willoughby, British television presenter
Stephanie Beatriz, Argentine-born American Actress
February 11
Kelly Rowland, American singer and actress
Edoardo Molinari, Italian golfer
February 12
Lisa Hannigan, Irish singer, songwriter, and musician
Selena Li, Hong Kong actress
February 13 – Durahim Jamaluddin, Malaysian footballer (d. 2018)
February 14 – Erin Torpey, American actress
February 15
Jenna Morasca, American television personality
Olivia, American singer
February 17
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor and film director
Paris Hilton, American model, heiress, and socialite
February 18
Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player
Ivan Sproule, British footballer
February 20
Adrian Lamo, American computer hacker (d. 2018)
Chris Thile, American mandolinist
Majandra Delfino, American actress
February 23
Josh Gad, American actor
Mai Nakahara, Japanese voice actress
Paleo, American singer-songwriter
Dylan Ryder, American former pornographic actress
February 24 – Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player
February 25
Park Ji-sung, South Korean footballer
Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor
February 26 – Maria Sansone, American journalist and Internet personality
February 27
Josh Groban, American singer
Mat Yeung, Hong Kong actor
March[edit]

Will Power

Bryce Dallas Howard

LeToya Luckett

Julia Stiles

Maarten van der Weijden
March 1
Ana Hickmann, Brazilian model
Adam LaVorgna, American actor
Will Power, Australian racing driver
Brad Winchester, American ice hockey player
Zach Cregger, American actor and comedian
March 2
Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (d. 2010)
Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
March 3
Julius Malema, South African politician
Lil’ Flip, American rapper
Shada Hassoun, Iraqi singer
László Nagy, Hungarian handball player
Cristina Scarlat, Moldovan singer
March 5 – Hanna Alström, Swedish actress
March 6 – Ellen Muth, American actress
March 8 – Adam Jones, Welsh rugby union player
March 9 – Antonio Bryant, American football player
March 10
Samuel Eto’o, Cameroonian footballer
Kristen Maloney, American gymnast
March 11
David Anders, American actor
Lee Evans, American football player
LeToya Luckett, American singer
March 12
Kenta Kobayashi, Japanese professional wrestler
Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenian tennis player
March 15 – Young Buck, American rapper
March 16
Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
Johannes Aigner, Austrian footballer
March 17 – Kyle Korver, American basketball player
March 18
Fabian Cancellara, Swiss road bicycle racer
Vanessa Lee Evigan, American actress
March 19
Declan Bennett, English singer-songwriter
Kolo Touré, Ivorian football player
March 22
Tiffany Dupont, American actress
MIMS, American rapper
March 24 – Philip Winchester, American actor
March 27
Lin Jun Jie, Singaporean singer
Terry McFlynn, British footballer
March 28
Gareth David-Lloyd, Welsh actor
Lindsay Frimodt, American model
Dan Petronijevic, Canadian actor
Julia Stiles, American actress
March 29
Alain Moussi, Gabonese actor and stuntman
Megan Hilty, American actress and singer
PJ Morton, American musician, singer, and producer
Jlloyd Samuel, Trinidadian footballer (d. 2018)
March 31
Gerard McCarthy, British actor
Ryōko Shintani, Japanese voice actress
Maarten van der Weijden, Dutch Olympic swimmer

April[edit]

Taylor Kitsch

Alessandra Ambrosio

Paul Rust

Courtney Peldon

Hayden Christensen

Jessica Alba

Kunal Nayyar
April 1
Aslı Bayram, Turkish German model and actress
Aimee Chan, Chinese-Canadian actress
Hannah Spearritt, British singer (S Club 7) and actress
Nolan Yonkman, Canadian hockey player
April 2
Bethany Joy Lenz, American actress and singer
Raghav, Canadian singer
April 3 – Arfius Arf, British artist
April 5 – Michael A. Monsoor, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2006)
April 6
Eliza Coupe, American actress
Robert Earnshaw, Welsh footballer
April 7
Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer
Terrell Roberts, American football player (d. 2019)
April 8
Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model
Ofer Shechter, Israeli actor
April 9
Milan Bartovič, Slovak hockey player
Eric Harris, American mass murderer (d. 1999)
Ireneusz Jeleń, Polish footballer
April 10
Gretchen Bleiler, American snowboarder
Laura Bell Bundy, American actress and singer
Liz McClarnon, British singer
Michael Pitt, American actor
Timmy Williams, American actor and comedian
April 11 – Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model
April 12 – Paul Rust, American actor and comedian
April 13 – Courtney Peldon, American actress
April 14 – Shinjiro Koizumi, Japanese politician
April 17 – Hanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer
April 18
Jang Na-ra, Korean actress and singer
Audrey Tang, Taiwanese software programmer
April 19
Saskia de Brauw, Dutch model and artist
Hayden Christensen, Canadian-American actor
Troy Polamalu, American football player
Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress
April 21
Mike Christie, English musician
Stephanie Larimore, American model
April 22 – Ken Dorsey, American football player
April 23 – Michelle Knight, American author and kidnap survivor
April 25
Felipe Massa, Brazilian race car driver
John McFall, British paralympic sprinter
Anja Pärson, Swedish alpine skier
April 26
Matthieu Delpierre, French football player
Mariana Ximenes, Brazilian actress
April 27 – Sandy Mölling, German pop singer
April 28 – Jessica Alba, American actress and businesswoman
April 29
Alex Vincent, American actor
Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor
George McCartney, British footballer
April 30 – Emma Pierson, American Television Actress
May[edit]

Robert Buckley

Craig David

Danielle Fishel

Stephen Amell

Rami Malek

Zara Tindall

Georges St-Pierre

Shiri Maimon

Mark Winterbottom

Daniel Bryan

Laura Bailey

Justin Chon
May 1
Alexander Hleb, Belarusian football player
Wes Welker, American football player
May 2
Robert Buckley, American actor
Rina Satō, Japanese voice actress
May 3
Farrah Franklin, American singer
Natalie Tong, Hong Kong actress
U;Nee, South Korean singer and actress (d. 2007)
May 4
Jason Kander, American politician and podcaster
Jacques Rudolph, South African cricketer
May 5
Chris Duncan, American baseball player (d. 2019)
Craig David, English singer
Danielle Fishel, American actress
Zach McGowan, American actor
May 8
Stephen Amell, Canadian actor
Andrés Romero, Argentine golfer
May 11
Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball player
Daisuke Matsui, Japanese football player
Dusán Mukics, Slovene journalist and reporter in Hungary
Terry Pheto, South African actress
Austin O’Brien, American actor and photographer
May 12
Rami Malek, American actor
Kentaro Sato, Japanese composer
Dennis Trillo, Filipino actor
May 13
Sunny Leone, Canadian pornstar and Bollywood actress
Rebecka Liljeberg, Swedish actress
Jimmy Wang Yang, Korean professional wrestler
May 15
Patrice Evra, Senegalese-born French footballer
Justin Morneau, Canadian baseball player
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress
Zara Tindall, British elite equestrienne
May 16 – Joseph Morgan, English actor
May 17 – Shiri Maimon, Israeli pop/R&B singer, TV show host and actress
May 18 – Adam Green, American singer-songwriter
May 19
Sani Bečirovič, Slovenian basketball player
Bong Tae-gyu, South Korean actor
Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer
Georges St-Pierre, Canadian mixed martial arts fighter
May 20
Iker Casillas, Spanish footballer
Sean Conlon, English musician (5ive)
Rachel Platten, American singer-songwriter
Lindsay Taylor, American basketball player
Mark Winterbottom, Australian race car driver
May 21
Josh Hamilton, American baseball player
Anna Rogowska, Polish pole vaulter
May 22
Daniel Bryan, American professional wrestler
Melissa Gregory, American figure skater
May 23
Tim Robinson, American actor and comedian
Charles Rogers, American football player (d. 2019)
May 24 – Penny Taylor, Australian baseball player
May 25 – Logan Tom, American volleyball player.
May 26 – Isaac Slade, American singer-songwriter and pianist
May 27 – Alina Cojocaru, Romanian ballerina
May 28
Laura Bailey, American voice actress
Aaron Schock, American politician
May 29
Justin Chon, American actor
Chris Violette, Canadian actor
Andrey Arshavin, Russian football player
Brian Simnjanovski, American football player (d. 2009)
Alton Ford, American basketball player (d. 2018)
May 30 – Remy Ma, American rapper
May 31 – Jake Peavy, American baseball player
June[edit]

T.J. Miller

Enzo Fortuny

Natalie Portman

Adriana Lima

Chris Evans

Brandon Flowers

Vanessa Ray

Simon Ammann
June 1
Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter
Amy Schumer, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter
Johnny Pemberton, American actor and comedian
June 3
Rich Rundles, American baseball player (d. 2019)
Mike Adam, Canadian curler
June 4
Jennifer Carroll, Canadian swimmer
T.J. Miller, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
Giourkas Seitaridis, Greek footballer
Natalia Vodopyanova, Russian basketball player
June 5 – Jade Goody, British reality show star (d. 2009)
June 6 – Johnny Pacar, American actor
June 7
Enzo Fortuny, Mexican voice actor
Larisa Oleynik, American actress
Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player
June 8
Rachel Held Evans, American Christian columnist, blogger and author (d. 2019)
Alex Band, American musician
Sara Watkins, American violinist
Ai Nonaka, Japanese voice actress
June 9
Vic Chou, Taiwanese actor, singer, and model
Celina Jaitly, Indian actress
Natalie Portman, Israeli-American actress
Anoushka Shankar, British musician and daughter of Ravi Shankar
June 10
Hoku Ho, Hawaiian singer and musician
Burton O’Brien, Scottish footballer
Arwind Santos, Filipino professional basketball player
Jonathan Bennett, American actor and model
June 12
Adriana Lima, Brazilian model
John Gourley, American musician and singer
Jeremy Howard, American actor
June 13 – Chris Evans, American actor
June 14 – Lonneke Engel, Dutch model
June 15
Veljo Reinik, Estonian actor
Haley Scarnato, American singer
Maxey Whitehead, American voice actress
June 16
Ben Kweller, American musician
Joe Saunders, American baseball player
June 17 – Amrita Rao, Indian actress
June 18
Ella Chen, Taiwanese singer
Yurin, Japanese actress, voice actress and singer
June 20 – Alisan Porter, American singer and actress
June 21
Simon Delestre, French equestrian
Brandon Flowers, American singer and keyboardist
İbrahim Öztürk, Turkish footballer
June 22
Mathias Abel, German footballer
Monty Oum, American animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
Chris Urbanowicz, British guitarist
Péter Bajzát, Hungarian footballer
June 23
Antony Costa, English singer
Shi Xin Hui, Malaysian singer
Björn Schlicke, German footballer
June 24
Júnior Assunção, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Tilky Jones, American singer and actor
Cris Lankenau, American actor
Vanessa Ray, American actress and singer
June 25
Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper
Carlo Prater, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Sheridan Smith, English actress
June 27
Sam Hoare, British actor and director
Majida Issa, Colombian actress
John Driscoll, American actor
Cléber Santana, Brazilian footballer (d. 2016)
June 28
Jon Watts, American film director, producer and screenwriter
Mara Santangelo, Italian tennis player
June 29
Joe Johnson, American basketball player
Maria Maya, Brazilian actress
Marijo Šivolija, Croatian boxer
June 30 – Tom Burke, English actor
July[edit]

Ryan Hansen

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Paloma Faith

Summer Glau

Michiel Huisman

Fernando Alonso
July 1 – Orlando Cruz, Puerto Rican boxer
July 2
Paul Anthony Finn, Irish singer and songwriter
Alex Koroknay-Palicz, American activist
July 3
Evgeny Postny, Israeli chess grandmaster
Tevita Leo-Latu, New Zealand rugby league footballer
Brandon Jay McLaren, Canadian actor
July 4 – Tahar Rahim, French actor
July 5
Gianne Albertoni, Brazilian model
Ryan Hansen, American actor
July 6 – Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player
July 7
Brad James, American actor
Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer
Omar Naber, Slovenian singer, songwriter and guitar player
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer
Synyster Gates, American guitarist
July 8
Oka Antara, Indonesian rapper and actor
Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer
Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player
July 9
Jamie Thomas King, English actor
Dylan Taylor, Canadian actor
July 10 – Aleksandar Tunchev, Bulgarian footballer
July 11 – Andre Johnson, American football player
July 12
Bojana Novakovic, Serbian-Australian actress
Rebecca Hunter, English singer and actress
Maya Sar, Bosnian singer
July 13
Michael Mando, Canadian actor, writer and director
Hassan Al Kontar, Syrian refugee
Ágnes Kovács, Hungarian swimmer
Fran Kranz, American actor
July 14
Milow, Belgian singer-songwriter
Lee Mead, British actor
July 15
Peter Odemwingie, Nigerian footballer
Taylor Kinney, American actor and model
Norhafiz Zamani Misbah, Malaysian footballer
OC Ukeje, Nigerian actor, model and musician
July 17
Mélanie Thierry, French actress
Qin Lan, Chinese actress, model, and singer
Jeremy Chan, Singaporean actor, singer and host
July 18
Joel Spira, Swedish actor
Michiel Huisman, Dutch actor, musician and singer-songwriter
July 19
Didz Hammond, bassist/backing vocalist
Nikki Osborne, Australian actress
Anderson Luiz de Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
July 20
Damien Delaney, Irish footballer
Dayang Nurfaizah, Malaysian singer
July 21
Paloma Faith, English singer, songwriter and actress
Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist
Blake Lewis, American singer, songwriter and beatboxer
Chrishell Stause, American actress
Davide Perino, Italian actor and voice actor
July 22
Clive Standen, Northern Irish actor
Josh Lawson, Australian actor
July 23
Steve Jocz, Canadian drummer
Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player
July 24
Summer Glau, American actress
Doug Bollinger, Australian cricketer
July 25
Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player
Finn Bálor (aka Fergal Devitt), Irish professional wrestler
July 26 – Maicon Douglas Sisenando, Brazilian footballer
July 27
Dash Snow, American artist (d. 2009)
Li Xiaopeng, Chinese gymnast
Dan Jones, British historian
July 29
Dyana Liu, American actress
Fernando Alonso, Spanish double Formula 1 world champion
July 30
Chandra Prakash Gharti, Nepalese politician
Lisa Wilhoit, American actress
Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (d. 2017)
July 31
M. Shadows, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold)
Eric Lively, American actor
Vernon Carey, American football player
Ira Losco, Maltese singer
August[edit]

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Roger Federer

Harel Skaat

Meagan Good

Oh Jin-hyek

Jan Frodeno

Ben Barnes

Ross Marquand

Chad Michael Murray

Jay Ryan
August 1
Jordan Wall, American actor
August 3
Fikirte Addis, Ethiopian fashion designer
Travis Willingham, American voice actor
August 4
Abigail Spencer, American actress
Marques Houston, American singer and actor (IMx)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, British princess and American actress
Florian Silbereisen, German singer and television presenter
August 5
Anna Rawson, Australian professional golfer
Carl Crawford, American Major League Baseball outfielder
Rachel Scott, American murder victim (d. 1999)
Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer and actress
Travie McCoy, American alternative hip-hop artist
August 6
Vitantonio Liuzzi, Italian race car driver
Leslie Odom Jr., American actor and singer
August 8
Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player
Meagan Good, American actress
Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
Bradley McIntosh, English pop singer (S Club 7)
Harel Skaat, Israeli singer
August 9 – Li Jiawei, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player
August 10
Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer and actress
Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian badminton player
August 11 – Sandi Thom, Scottish singer & songwriter
August 12
Djibril Cissé, French footballer
Steve Talley, American actor
August 14
Ray William Johnson, American actor, comedian, rapper and YouTuber
Kofi Kingston, Ghanaian professional wrestler
Paul Gallen, Australian Rugby League Player
August 15
Tosyn Bucknor, Nigerian media personality (d. 2018)
Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress
Oh Jin-hyek, South Korean archer
August 18 – Jan Frodeno, German triathlete
August 20 – Ben Barnes, English actor (Prince Caspian)
August 21
Jarrod Lyle, Australian golfer (d. 2018)
Mai Aizawa, Japanese voice actress
Ross Thomas, American actor
Winklevoss twins, American internet entrepreneurs and rowers
August 22 – Ross Marquand, American actor
August 23 – Carmen Luvana, Puerto Rican adult actress
August 24
Jiro Wang, Taiwanese actor and singer (Fahrenheit)
Chad Michael Murray, American actor
August 25
Rachel Bilson, American actress
Shiva Keshavan, Indian luge pilot
August 26 – Nico Muhly, American contemporary classical composer
August 27 – Patrick J. Adams, Canadian actor and director
August 28
Charlie Frye, American National Football League quarterback
Jake Owen, American country music singer-songwriter
August 29
Jay Ryan, New Zealand actor
Karim Darwish, Egyptian squash player
September[edit]

Beyoncé

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jennifer Hudson

Ben Schwartz

Alexis Bledel

Jennifer Tisdale

Christina Milian

Serena Williams

Dominique Moceanu
September 1
Park Hyo-shin, Korean singer
Clinton Portis, American football player
Michael Adamthwaite, Canadian voice actor
September 2 – Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
September 3 – Fearne Cotton, British television presenter
September 4
Jero, American-born Japanese enka singer
Beyoncé, American actress and R&B singer (Destiny’s Child)
Lacey Mosley, American lead vocalist (Flyleaf)
September 6 – Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong singer
September 7 – Natalie McGarry, Scottish National Party politician and Member of Parliament convicted of embezzlement[10] September 8
Dan Fredinburg, American Google executive
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor
September 9
Julie Gonzalo, Argentinian actress
Nancy Wu, Hong Kong actress
September 10 – Marco Chiudinelli, Swiss tennis player
September 11
Dylan Klebold, American mass murderer (d. 1999)
Charles Kelley, American country music singer-songwriter and founding member of Lady Antebellum
September 12
Jennifer Hudson, American singer and actress
Hosea Chanchez, American actor of The Game
September 13 – Angelina Love, Canadian professional wrestler
September 14
Ashley Roberts, American singer (The Pussycat Dolls)
Miyavi, Japanese musician
September 15 – Ben Schwartz, American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer
September 16
Alexis Bledel, American actress
Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress
Nazril Irham, Indonesian singer
September 18 – Jennifer Tisdale, American actress
September 21
Nicole Richie, American actress, singer and socialite
Phoenix Marie, American porn actress
Sarah Whatmore, English singer-songwriter[11] September 22
Ashley Eckstein, American actress
Alexei Ramírez, Cuban baseball player
September 23
Misti Traya, American actress
Natalie Horler, German singer (Cascada)
Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
September 25
Lee Norris, American actor
Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player
Van Hansis, American actor
Shane Tutmarc, American singer-songwriter (Dolour)
September 26
Christina Milian, American R&B singer and actress
Serena Williams, American tennis player
Ayumi Tsunematsu, Japanese voice actress
September 28 – Melissa Claire Egan, American actress
September 29 – Suzanne Shaw, British singer (Hear’Say) and actress
September 30
Cecelia Ahern, Irish author and daughter of Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach
Dominique Moceanu, Romanian-American gymnast
Ashleigh Aston Moore, American child actress (d. 2007)
October[edit]

Rupert Friend

Zlatan Ibrahimović

Raffi Torres

Jun Ji-hyun

Boyd Melson

Guy Sebastian
October 1
Rupert Friend, English actor, director, screenwriter and producer
Roxane Mesquida, French Actress
October 3
Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer
Amanda Walsh, Canadian actress
Seth Gabel, American actor
October 4 – Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)
October 5 – Enrico Fabris, Italian speed skater
October 7 – Austin Eubanks, American motivational speaker (d. 2019)
October 8
Ryuji Sainei, Japanese actor
Raffi Torres, Canadian ice hockey player
Ruby, Egyptian singer
October 9
Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor and producer
Ryoichi Maeda, Japanese footballer
October 10 – Una Healy, Irish singer (The Saturdays)
October 11
Beau Brady, Australian actor.
October 12
Engin Akyürek, Turkish actor
Tom Guiry, American actor
Brian J. Smith, American actor
October 13
Ryan Ashford, English footballer
Kele Okereke, English singer (Bloc Party)
October 14 – Ruslan Alekhno, Russian-Belarusian singer
October 15
Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player
Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver
October 16
Boyd Melson, American boxer
Caterina Scorsone, Canadian actress
October 17 – Tsubasa Imai, Japanese actor, singer and dancer (Tackey & Tsubasa)
October 19 – Christian Bautista, Filipino singer, actor, host, and model
October 20
Willis McGahee, American football player
Stefan Nystrand, Swedish swimmer
October 21 – Nemanja Vidić, Serbian football player
October 22 – Michael Fishman, American actor
October 23
Olivier Occéan, Canadian footballer
Huo Siyan, Chinese actress
October 24
Tila Tequila, Vietnamese-American model and singer
Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress
October 25
Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer
Hiroshi Aoyama, Japanese motorcycle road racer
October 26
Guy Sebastian, original Australian Idol 2003 singer
Sam Brown, American actor and comedian
October 28
Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
Dwayne Cameron, New Zealand actor
Noah Galloway, American former soldier and contestant from Dancing With The Stars
October 29
Jonathan Brown, Australian rules footballer
Amanda Beard, American swimmer
Angelika Dela Cruz, Filipina actress and singer
October 30
Chris Clemons, American football player
Fiona Dourif, American actress, daughter of Brad Dourif
Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean actress
Shaun Sipos, Canadian actor
Ivanka Trump, American model
October 31
Selina Ren, member of Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
Irina Denezhkina, Russian writer
Frank Iero, American guitarist (My Chemical Romance)
November[edit]

Raphael Gualazzi

Allison Tolman

Xabi Alonso

Barbara Pierce Bush

Jenna Bush Hager

Natasha Bedingfield
November 1
Matt Jones, American actor and comedian
LaTavia Roberson, American singer (Destiny’s Child)
November 2
Tatiana Totmianina, Russian figure skater
Katharine Isabelle, Candanian actress
Esha Deol, Indian actress and model
November 3
Blair Chenoweth, American beauty queen
Jackie Gayda, American professional wrestler
November 4
Lakshmi Menon, Indian model
Vince Wilfork, American football player
Paul Tucker Canadian comic-book artist
November 6 – Cassie Bernall, American murder victim (d. 1999)
November 7 – George Pilkington, English footballer
November 8
Joe Cole, English footballer
Azura Skye, American actress
November 9 – Scottie Thompson, American actress
November 10
Tony Blanco, Dominican baseball player
Jason Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2004)
Alison Waite, American model
November 11
Natalie Glebova, Canadian beauty queen
Raphael Gualazzi, Italian singer and pianist, Eurovision Song Contest 2011 runner-up
Susan Kelechi Watson, American actress
The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
November 13
Mark Cardona, Filipino basketball player
Shawn Yue, Hong Kong actor and singer
Kirsten Price, American porn actress
November 14 – Russell Tovey, British actor
November 15 – Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer
November 16 – Caitlin Glass, American voice actress
November 17
Sarah Harding, British singer (Girls Aloud)
Doug Walker, American actor, comedian, film critic, internet personality, and filmmaker
November 18
Allison Tolman, American actress
Christina Vidal, American actress
Nasim Pedrad, Iranian-American actress and comedian
November 19 – Yfke Sturm, Dutch model
November 20
Scott Hutchison, Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist and artist (d. 2018)
Kimberley Walsh, British singer (Girls Aloud)
Andrea Riseborough, English actress
November 21
Bryant McFadden, American football player
Ainārs Kovals, Latvian javelin thrower
November 22
Ben Adams, British singer (A1)
Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
Song Hye-kyo, South Korean actress
November 24 – Lindsey Doe, American sexologist and video blogger
November 25
Xabi Alonso, Spanish footballer
Barbara Pierce Bush, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush
November 26
Natasha Bedingfield, British singer
Jon Ryan, Canadian National Football League football player from Regina, Saskatchewan
Aurora Snow, American pornographic actress
November 27 – Gary Lucy, British actor
November 29
Kimberly Cullum, American actress
Tom Hurndall, British photographer (d. 2004)
John Milhiser, American actor and comedian
Bakhyt Sarsekbayev, Kazakh Olympic boxer
December[edit]

Britney Spears

Lior Suchard

Lynda Thomas

Sienna Miller

Shizuka Arakawa

Ricky Whittle

Matthew Pavlich
December 1 – Kathryn Drysdale, English actress
December 2 – Britney Spears, American singer and entertainer
December 3
Liza Lapira, American actress
David Villa, Spanish footballer
Brian Bonsall, American actor
Tyjuan Hagler, American football player
December 4
Lila McCann, American singer
December 6 – Lior Suchard, Israeli mentalist
December 8 – Philip Rivers, NFL quarterback of the San Diego Chargers
December 9 – Dia Mirza, Bollywood actress
December 11
Zacky Vengeance, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold)
Javier Saviola, Argentine soccer player
Kevin Phillips, American film actor
Jeff McComsey, American artist
Nikki Benz, Ukrainian-American porn actress
Halina Perez, Filipina actress (d. 2004)
December 12 – Spencer Johnson, NFL player
December 13
Mathis Bailey, American-Canadian novelist and fiction writer
Amy Lee, American pianist/singer-songwriter (Evanescence)
December 14 – Amber Chia, Malaysian model and actress
December 15
Victoria Summer, English actress
Michelle Dockery, British actress
Thomas Herrion, American football player (d. 2005)
Donal Coonan, UK presenter for Channel 4’s webshow thisisaknife
Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russian soccer player
December 16
Krysten Ritter, American actress
Gaby Moreno, Guatemalan singer
A. J. Allmendinger, American race car driver
December 17
Houari Manar, Algerian raï singer (d. 2019)
Wacław Kiełtyka, Polish musician and composer
December 21
Lynda Thomas, Mexican eurodance and alternative rock musician
Cristian Zaccardo, Italian footballer
December 24 – Dima Bilan, Russian pop-singer
December 26 – Nikolai Nikolaeff, Australian actor
December 27
Jay Ellis, American actor
Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer
Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress
December 28
Elizabeth Jordan Carr, first American test-tube baby
Sienna Miller, American-born English actress
Khalid Boulahrouz, Dutch footballer
December 29
Charlotte Riley, English actress
Shizuka Arakawa, Japanese figure skater
December 30
Kyle Eckel, American National Football League player
Haley Paige, Mexican-American porn actress (d. 2007)
December 31
Ricky Whittle, English actor
Matthew Pavlich, former professional Australian rules footballer
Dr. Malik Hammad Lang, Peace Activist, Historian.
Deaths[edit] January[edit]

Richard Boone

Beulah Bondi

Adele Astaire
January 1
Kazimierz Michałowski, Polish archaeologist (b. 1901)
Mauri Rose, American race car champion (b. 1906)
January 3
Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria (b. 1883)
Marvin Opler, American anthropologist (b. 1914)
January 5
Harold Urey, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
Lanza del Vasto, Italian-born philosopher, poet and activist (b. 1901)
January 6 – A. J. Cronin, Scottish novelist (b. 1896)
January 7 – John Pascal, American playwright, screenwriter, author and journalist (b. 1932)
January 8 – Matthew Beard, American actor (b. 1925)
January 10
Katherine Alexander, American actress (b. 1898)
Richard Boone, American actor (b. 1917)
Prince Welf Ernst of Hanover (b. 1947)
January 11 – Beulah Bondi, American actress (b. 1889)
January 12 – Sir John Nicoll, British colonial governor (b. 1899)
January 13 – Robert Kellard, American actor (b. 1915)
January 16 – Bernard Lee, English actor (b. 1908)
January 19 – Francesca Woodman, American photographer (b. 1958)
January 21 – Allyn Joslyn, American actor (b. 1901)
January 23
Samuel Barber, American composer (b. 1910)
Lobsang Rampa (Cyril Henry Hoskin), English author (b. 1910)
January 25 – Adele Astaire, American actress (b. 1896)
January 27 – Léo Collard, Belgian Socialist politician (b. 1902)
January 29 – Lajos Korányi, Hungarian footballer (b. 1907)
January 30 – John Gordon, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1912)
January 31 – Cozy Cole, American jazz drummer (b. 1909)
February[edit]

Bill Haley

Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha

Ilo Wallace
February 1
Wanda Hendrix, American actress (b. 1928)
Ernst Pepping, German composer (b. 1901)
Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian composer (b. 1908)
February 2 – Hugh Joseph Addonizio, Italian-born American politician and Mayor of Newark (b. 1914)
February 3 – Normand Poirier, French-born American newspaper editor, journalist and essayist (b. 1928)
February 4 – Mario Camerini, Italian film director and screenwriter (b. 1895)
February 6 – Frederica of Hanover, Queen Consort of the Hellenes and wife of King Paul of Greece (b. 1917)
February 7 – Hermann Esser, German journalist and editor of the Nazi newspaper Völkischer Beobachter (b. 1900)
February 9
Bill Haley, American rock musician, member of Bill Haley & The Comets (b. 1925)
Jack Z. Anderson, U.S. Representative from California (b. 1904)
February 10 – Hubert Shirley-Smith, British civil engineer (b. 1901)
February 12 – Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape, British admiral (b. 1888)
February 15 – Karl Richter, German conductor (b. 1926)
February 17 – David Garnett, British writer (b. 1892)
February 18
John Knudsen Northrop, American airplane manufacturer (b. 1895)
Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha, Egyptian politician, 28th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1896)
February 20 – Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg, French magazine editor and playboy (b. 1904)
February 22
Michael Maltese, American screenwriter (b. 1908)
Curtis Bernhardt, German film director (b. 1899)
Ilo Wallace, wife of Henry A. Wallace, Second Lady of the United States (b. 1888)
February 25
Leonard Howell, Founder of Rastafarianism (b. 1898)
Gunichi Mikawa, Japanese admiral (b. 1888)
February 26
Howard Hanson, American composer (b. 1896)
Roger Tonge, British actor (b. 1946)
February 27 – Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (b. 1920)
March[edit]

Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón

Max Delbrück

John S. McCain Jr.

Douglas Lowe
March 1 – Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón, 14th President of Panama (b. 1903)
March 4 – Torin Thatcher, American actor (b. 1905)
March 5 – Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)
March 6 – George Geary, English cricketer (b. 1893)
March 7
Peter Birch, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1911)
Bosley Crowther, American film critic (b. 1905)
Kirill Kondrashin, Russian conductor (b. 1914)
Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, American tennis champion (b. 1908)
March 8 – Joseph Henry Woodger, British theoretical biologist (b. 1894)
March 9 – Max Delbrück, German biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1906)
March 10 – Flavio Calzavara, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
March 14
Paolo Grassi, Italian actor (b. 1919)
Eleanor Perry, American screenwriter and author (b. 1914)
March 15 – René Clair, French film director (b. 1898)
March 20 – Gerry Bertier, American college football player (b. 1953)
March 21 – Mark Donskoy, Russian Soviet film director (b. 1901)
March 22
John S. McCain Jr., American admiral (b. 1911)
Gil Puyat, Filipino businessman and politician, Senator of the Philippines and Senate President (b. 1907)
March 23
Claude Auchinleck, British field marshal (b. 1884)
Mike Hailwood, English motorcycle racer (b. 1940)
Beatrice Tinsley, English astronomer (b. 1941)
March 26 – Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist, geneticist and eugenicist, (b. 1903)
March 29 – Eric Williams, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1911)
March 30
Sherman Edwards, American songwriter (b. 1919)
Douglas Lowe, British Olympic athlete (b. 1902)
DeWitt Wallace, American magazine publisher (b. 1889)
March 31 – Frank Tieri, American gangster (b. 1904)
April[edit]

Lucile Godbold

Joe Louis

Prince Yasuhiko Asaka
April 3 – Juan Trippe, Airline entrepreneur (b. 1899)
April 4 – Brad Johnson, American actor (b. 1924)
April 5
Bob Hite, American musician (b. 1943)
Lucile Godbold, American Olympic athlete (b. 1900)
Maurice Zbriger, Canadian violinist, composer and conductor (b. 1896)
April 6 – Alfredo Guarini, Italian director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1901)
April 7 – Norman Taurog, American film director (b. 1899)
April 8
Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya, Indian entomologist (b. 1895)
Omar N. Bradley, American army general (b. 1893)
April 12
Joe Louis, American boxer (b. 1914)
Hendrik Andriessen, Dutch composer (b. 1892)
April 13 – Prince Yasuhiko Asaka of Japan (b. 1887)
April 15
John Thach, American naval aviator and admiral (b. 1905)
Lorenzo Guerrero, former President of Nicaragua (b. 1900)
April 17 – Ludwik Sempoliński, Polish actor (b. 1899)
April 18 – James H. Schmitz, German-born writer (b. 1911)
April 22 – Marcia King, murder victim (b. 1959)
April 23
Nietta Zocchi, Italian actress (b. 1909)
Josep Pla, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1897)
April 26
Jim Davis, American actor (b. 1909)
Madge Evans, American actress (b. 1909)
April 27 – John Aspinwall Roosevelt, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1916)
April 28 – Cliff Battles, American football player (Boston Redskins) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1910)
May[edit]

Odd Hassel

Bob Marley

William Saroyan

Stefan Wyszyński

Soong Ching-ling

Gyula Lóránt

Giuseppe Pella
May 1 – Barry Jones, American actor (b. 1893)
May 5 – Bobby Sands, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1954)
May 6 – Frank O’Grady, Australian public servant (b. 1900)
May 7 – Hiromichi Yahara, Imperial Japanese Army officer (b. 1902)
May 8
Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia (b. 1897)
Uri Zvi Greenberg, Israeli poet and journalist (b. 1896)
May 9
Nelson Algren, American author (b. 1909)
Ralph Allen, English footballer (b. 1906)
Margaret Lindsay, American actress (b. 1910)
May 11
Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
Bob Marley, Jamaican rock musician and guitarist (b. 1945)
May 12 – Benjamin Sheares, Singaporean politician and professor, 2nd President of Singapore (b. 1907)
May 13 – Ben Andrews, American actor (b. 1942)
May 17 – Hugo Friedhofer, German-American film composer (b. 1901)
May 18
Eleonore Baur, German Nazi and only woman to participate in Munich Beer Hall Putsch (b. 1885)
Arthur O’Connell, American actor (b. 1908)
William Saroyan, American author (b. 1908)
May 20 – Dositej, Metropolitan of Skopje (b. 1906)
May 21 – Yuki Shimoda, American actor (b. 1921)
May 22 – Boris Sagal, Ukrainian-American television and film director (b. 1923)
May 23
George Jessel, American actor (b. 1898)
Donald Macintyre, British naval officer and naval historian (b. 1904)
May 24
Jaime Roldós Aguilera, 33rd President of Ecuador (b. 1940)
A. Thiagarajah, Sri Lankan Tamil teacher and politician (b. 1916)
Jack Warner, British actor (b. 1895)
May 25
Armando de Armas Romero, Cuban painter (b. 1914)
Rosa Ponselle, American soprano (b. 1897)
Ruby Payne-Scott, Australian radio astronomer (b. 1912)
May 28
John Bryan Ward-Perkins, British archaeologist (b. 1912)
Mary Lou Williams, American jazz pianist (b. 1910)
Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Roman Catholic prelate, archbishop and Servant of God (b. 1901)
May 29 – Soong Ching-ling, Acting head of State of the People’s Republic of China (b. 1893)
May 30
Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
Peter Lindgren, Swedish actor (b. 1915)
Ziaur Rahman, 7th President of Bangladesh (b. 1936)
May 31
Gyula Lóránt, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1923)
Giuseppe Pella, Italian politician, 31st Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1902)
June[edit]

Rino Gaetano

Zarah Leander
June 1 – Carl Vinson, U.S. Congressman (b. 1883)
June 2 – Rino Gaetano, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
June 5 – Miguel Contreras Torres, Mexican actor, director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1899)
June 9 – Allen Ludden, American television game show host (b. 1917)
June 10
Jenny Maxwell, American actress (b. 1941)
Phelps Phelps, 38th Governor of American Samoa and United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic (d. 1897)
June 12 – Mahmoud Fawzi, Egyptian diplomat and political figure, 35th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1900)
June 13 – George Walsh, American actor (b. 1889)
June 14 – Sir Ronald Holmes, British government official in Hong Kong (b. 1913)
June 16 – Sir Thomas Playford, Australian politician, Premier of South Australia (b. 1891)
June 17
Sir Richard O’Connor, British general (b. 1889)
Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (b. 1889)
June 18 – Pamela Hansford Johnson, English poet, novelist, playwright, literary and social critic (b. 1912)
June 19
Billy Cook, American actor (b. 1928)
Anya Phillips, American co-founder of New York City’s Mudd Club (b. 1955)
Lotte Reiniger, German-born silhouette animator (b. 1899)
June 22
Henri Bouillard, French Jesuit theologian (b. 1908)
Lola Lane, American actress and singer (b. 1906)
June 23 – Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1907)
June 28
Mohammad Beheshti, Chief Justice of Iran (b. 1928)
Terry Fox, Canadian athlete and cancer activist (b. 1958)
July[edit]

Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi

Blessed Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa

Robert Moses
July 1
Marcel Breuer, Hungarian-born American architect (b. 1902)
George Voskovec, Czech-American actor, writer, dramatist and director (b. 1905)
July 3 – Ross Martin, American actor (b. 1920)
July 7 – Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi, South Yemenite socialist leader, 1st President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) (b. 1920)
July 8
Joe McDonnell, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1951)
Isaac Soyer, American painter (b. 1902)
July 10
Giorgio De Lullo, Italian actor and director (b. 1921)
Ken Rex McElroy, American murder victim (b. 1934)
July 16 – Harry Chapin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1942)
July 22 – Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa, Mexican Roman Catholic religious professed and Blessed (b. 1904)
July 27
Adam Walsh, American murder victim, inspired Code Adam (b. 1974)
William Wyler, American movie director (b. 1902)
July 28 – Stanley Francis Rother, American priest, martyr, and Blessed (b. 1935)
July 29 – Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)
July 31 – Omar Torrijos, Panamanian leader (b. 1929)
August[edit]

Melvyn Douglas
August 1
Paddy Chayefsky, American screenwriter (b. 1923)
Álvaro de Laiglesia, Spanish writer (b. 1922)
August 2
Delfo Cabrera, Argentine athlete (b. 1919)
Stefanie Clausen, Danish diver (b. 1900)
August 4 – Melvyn Douglas, American actor (b. 1901)
August 14 – Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (b. 1894)
August 15
Carol Ryrie Brink, American novelist (b. 1895)
Carlo Buscaglia, Italian football player (b. 1909)
Karl Gero, Duke of Urach, Lichtenstein noble (b. 1899)
August 18 – Anita Loos, American screenwriter (b. 1888)
August 19 – Jessie Matthews, English dancer, singer and actress (b. 1907)
August 22 – Glauber Rocha, Brazilian filmmaker (b. 1939)
August 27 – Valeri Kharlamov, Soviet ice hockey player (b. 1948)
August 28 – Béla Guttmann, Hungarian-born Association football coach (b. 1899)
August 29 – Lowell Thomas, American writer and broadcater (b. 1892)
August 30
Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 47th Prime Minister of Iran and 2nd President of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)
Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, Iranian theologian and politician, 48th Prime Minister of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)
Vera-Ellen, American actress and dancer (b. 1921)
September[edit]

Albert Speer

Robert Montgomery

Romulo Betancourt
September 1
Ann Harding, American actress (b. 1902)
Albert Speer, German Nazi architect and war minister (b. 1905)
September 2 – Enid Lyons, Australia politician (b. 1897)
September 3 – Alec Waugh, British novelist (b. 1898)
September 7
Edwin Albert Link, American pioneer in aviation, underwater archaeology, and submersibles, and inventor of aeronautical, navigation, and oceanographic equipment (b. 1904)
Christy Brown, Irish writer and painter (b. 1932)
September 8
Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist (b. 1901)
September 9
Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist (b. 1901)
Ricardo Balbín, Argentine politician, leader of the Radical Civic Union (UCR) (b. 1904)
Sir Robert (Bob) Askin, Premier of New South Wales (b. 1907)
September 11 – Frank McHugh, American actor (b. 1898)
September 12 – Eugenio Montale, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
September 14 – Charles L. Melson, American admiral (b. 1904)
September 15
Harold Bennett, British actor (b. 1899)
Rafael Méndez, Mexican-born trumpet virtuoso (b. 1906)
September 21 – Nigel Patrick, English actor (b. 1912)
September 22 – Harry Warren, American songwriter (b. 1893)
September 23 – Chief Dan George, Canadian actor and writer, tribal chief of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation (b. 1899)
September 24 – Patsy Kelly, American actress (b. 1910)
September 27 – Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (b. 1904)
September 28
Rómulo Betancourt, 2-time President of Venezuela (b. 1908)
Sir Edward Boyle, Baron Boyle of Hand

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Royal Mail 1981 50th Anniversary of National Trust for Scotland

Royal Mail 1981 50th Anniversary of National Trust for Scotland

1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1981st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 981st year of the 2nd millennium, the 81st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1980s decade.

January – The subterranean Sarawak Chamber is discovered in Borneo.
January 1
Greece enters the European Economic Community, predecessor of the European Union.
Palau becomes a self-governing territory.
January 2 – One of the largest investigations by a British police force ends when serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", is arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
January 10 – Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments.
January 15 – Pope John Paul II receives a delegation led by Polish Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa at the Vatican.
January 16 – Loyalists shoot and seriously wound Irish nationalist activist Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and her husband.
January 17 – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law.
January 19 – United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
January 20 – Iran releases the 52 Americans held for 444 days minutes after Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President of the United States, ending the Iran hostage crisis.
January 21 – The first DeLorean automobile, a stainless steel sports car with gull-wing doors, rolls off the production line in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.
January 23 – An earthquake of M 6.8 magnitude in Sichuan, China kills 150.
January 25
Jiang Qing ("Madame Mao") is sentenced to death in the People’s Republic of China.
In South Africa the largest part of the town Laingsburg is swept away within minutes by one of the strongest floods ever experienced in the Great Karoo.
January 27 – The Indonesian passenger ship Tamponas 2 catches fire and capsizes in the Java Sea, killing 580.
February[edit] Main article: February 1981
February 4 – Gro Harlem Brundtland becomes Prime Minister of Norway.
February 8 – In Greece, 20 fans of Olympiacos F.C. and one fan of AEK Athens die, while 54 are injured, after a stampede at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, possibly because Gate 7 does not open immediately after the end of the game.
February 9 – Polish Prime Minister Józef Pińkowski resigns and is replaced by General Wojciech Jaruzelski.
February 14
Stardust fire: A fire at the Stardust nightclub in Artane, Dublin, Ireland in the early hours kills 48 people and injures 214.
Australia withdraws recognition of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia.
February 17–22 – Pope John Paul II visits the Philippines.
February 23 – 1981 Spanish coup d’état attempt ("23-F"): Antonio Tejero, with members of the Guardia Civil, enters the Spanish Congress of Deputies and stops the session where Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo is about to be named president of the government. The coup fails following its denouncement by King Juan Carlos.
February 24 – A powerful, M 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Athens, killing 22 people, injuring 400 people and destroying several buildings and 4,000 houses, mostly in Corinth and the nearby towns of Loutraki, Kiato and Xylokastro.
March[edit] Main article: March 1981
March 1 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Bobby Sands, a Provisional Irish Republican Army member, begins a hunger strike for political status at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh) in Northern Ireland, dying on May 5, the first of 10 IRA hunger strikers to die.
March 11 – Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet is sworn in as President of Chile for another 8-year term.
March 17 – In Italy the Propaganda Due Masonic lodge is discovered.
March 19 – Three workers are killed and 5 injured during a ground test of Space Shuttle Columbia at Kennedy Space Center in the United States.
March 29 – The first London Marathon starts with 7,500 runners.
March 30 – Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan: U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.; 2 police officers and Press Secretary James Brady are also wounded.
April[edit] Main article: April 1981
April 1 – Daylight saving time is introduced in the Soviet Union.
April 4 – UK pop group Bucks Fizz’s song Making Your Mind Up wins the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
April 11 – 1981 Brixton riot: Rioters in south London throw petrol bombs, attack police and loot shops.
April 12 – The Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Columbia with NASA astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen launches on the STS-1 mission, returning to Earth on April 14. It is the first time a manned reusable spacecraft has returned from orbit.

April 12: First Space Shuttle launch: Columbia, April 12, 1981.
April 15 – The first Coca-Cola bottling plant in China is opened.[1] April 18 – A Minor League Baseball game between the Rochester Red Wings and the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, becomes the longest professional baseball game in history: 8 hours and 25 minutes/33 innings (the 33rd inning is not played until June 23).
April 26 – French presidential election: A first-round runoff results between Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and François Mitterrand.
May[edit] Main article: May 1981
May – Daniel K. Ludwig abandons the Jari project in the Amazon basin.
May 1 – Pensions in Chile: The new Chilean pension system, based on private pension funds, begins.
May 4 – The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) was founded in Vienna by law students from Austria, West Germany, Poland and Hungary.
May 5 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Bobby Sands, Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and abstentionist Member of Parliament of the House of Commons, dies, aged 27, on hunger strike in prison in Northern Ireland.
May 6 – A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Lin’s design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. from 1,421 other entries.
May 11 – Jamaican singer Bob Marley dies aged 36 from cancer in Miami, Florida.
May 13 – Pope John Paul II assassination attempt: Pope John Paul II is shot and nearly killed by Mehmet Ali Ağca, a Turkish gunman, as he enters St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City to address a general audience. The Pope recovers.
May 15 – Donna Payant is murdered by serial killer Lemuel Smith, the first time a female prison officer has been killed on-duty in the United States.
May 21
François Mitterrand becomes the first socialist President of the French Fifth Republic.
In the National Hockey League, the New York Islanders win their second consecutive Stanley Cup defeating the Minnesota North Stars four games to one.
May 22 – Peter Sutcliffe is found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment on 13 counts of murder and 7 of attempted murder in England.
May 25
In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Alain Robert scales the Willis Tower in Chicago.
May 26 – The Italian government resigns over its links to the fascist Masonic cell Propaganda Due.
May 30 – Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is assassinated in Chittagong.
May 31 – Burning of Jaffna library, one of the most violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the century.
June[edit] Main article: June 1981
June 5 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States report that 5 homosexual men in Los Angeles have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, the first recognized cases of AIDS.
June 6 – Bihar train disaster: Seven coaches of an overcrowded passenger train fall off the tracks into the Bagmati River in Bihar, India, killing between 500 and 800.
June 7 – The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor killing ten Iraqi troops and a French technician.
June 12
Raiders of the Lost Ark is released in theaters.
1981 Major League Baseball strike begins in the United States.
June 13 – At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, Marcus Sarjeant fires 6 blank shots at Elizabeth II.
June 18
The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is founded.
The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter makes its first flight at Groom Lake (Area 51), Nevada.
June 22 – Iranian president Abolhassan Banisadr is deposed.
June 27
The first game of paintball is played in Henniker, New Hampshire.
The E-mu Emulator sampler keyboard with floppy disk operation is unveiled at NAMM international Sound & Music Expo, Chicago. Production Model Serial Number 001 is issued to Stevie Wonder.[2] July[edit] Main article: July 1981
July 2 – Wonderland murders: The Wonderland Gang of cocaine dealers is brutally murdered in a massacre involving Eddie Nash in Los Angeles.
July 3 – The Toxteth riots in Liverpool, England, start after a mob saves a youth from being arrested. Shortly afterward, the Chapeltown riots in Leeds start after increased racial tension.
July 7 – United States President Ronald Reagan nominates the first woman, Sandra Day O’Connor, to the Supreme Court of the United States.
July 8 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Irish republican volunteer Joe McDonnell dies at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh) in Northern Ireland after a 61-day hunger strike.
July 9 – Donkey Kong is released, marking the first Donkey Kong and Mario smash hit arcade game developed by Nintendo in Japan.
July 10
Mahathir bin Mohamad becomes the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
1981 Handsworth riots in Birmingham begin, followed by further 1981 England riots in several urban areas including Liverpool and Leeds.
July 16–21 – England become the first team this century to win a cricket Test match after the follow-on when they beat Australia by 18 runs at Headingley cricket ground, Leeds, England.
July 17
Hyatt Regency walkway collapse: Two skywalks filled with people at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, collapse into a crowded atrium lobby, killing 114.
Israeli aircraft bomb Beirut, destroying multi-story apartment blocks containing the offices of PLO associated groups, killing approximately 300 civilians and resulting in worldwide condemnation and a U.S. embargo on the export of aircraft to Israel.[3] July 19 – The 1981 Springbok Tour commences in New Zealand, amid controversy over the support of apartheid.
July 21 – Panda Tohui is born in Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City, the first panda to ever be born and survive in captivity outside of China.
July 29 – A worldwide television audience of over 750 million people watch the Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
July 30 – Summer 1981 hunger demonstrations in Poland: As many as 50,000 demonstrators, mostly women and children, take to the streets in Łódź to protest food ration shortages in Communist Poland.
August[edit] Main article: August 1981
August 1 – The first 24-hour video music channel MTV (Music Television) is launched in the United States and airs its first video, Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles.
August 9 – 1981 Major League Baseball strike ends in the United States and Major League Baseball resumes with the All-Star Game in Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium.
August 12 – The original Model 5150 IBM PC (with a 4.77 MHz Intel 8088 processor) is released in the United States at a base price of $1,565.
August 19
Gulf of Sidra incident: Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi sends two Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets to intercept two U.S. Navy fighters over the Gulf of Sidra. The U.S. jets destroy the Libyan fighters.
Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT) is founded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Sílvio Santos.
August 23 – South African troops attack SWAPO bases in Xangongo and Ongiva, Angola during Operation Protea.
August 24 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering John Lennon in Manhattan eight months earlier.
August 27 – North Korea fires a surface-to-air missile at a U.S. SR-71 Blackbird spy plane flying in South Korean and international airspace. The missile misses and the airplane is unharmed.[4] August 30 – Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 2nd President and 76th Prime Minister of Iran & Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, 77th Prime Minister of Iran are killed in terroristic explosion by People’s Mujahedin of Iran.
August 31 – A bomb explodes at the United States Ramstein Air Base in West Germany, injuring 20 people.
September[edit] Main article: September 1981
September 1 – Gregorio Conrado Álvarez is inaugurated as a military de facto President of Uruguay.
September 4 – An explosion at a mine in Záluží, Czechoslovakia, kills 65 people.
September 8 – The first episode of the extremely popular British television sitcom Only Fools and Horses, "Big Brother", is shown on BBC One.
September 10 – Picasso’s painting Guernica is moved from New York to Madrid.
September 15
Our Lady of Akita in Japan cries for the last time, on the Feast of [[Our Lady of Sorrows].
The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world, at 150 years old, when it operates under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
September 16 – Postman Pat is first aired on BBC One in the United Kingdom.
September 17 – Ric Flair defeats Dusty Rhodes to win his first World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship in Kansas City.
September 18 – Capital punishment in France is abolished.
September 19
Simon & Garfunkel perform The Concert in Central Park, a free concert in New York in front of approximately half a million people.
Solidarity Day march, in support of organized labor, draws approximately 250,000 people in Washington, D.C.
September 20 – The Brazilian river boat Sobral Santos capsizes in the Amazon River, Óbidos, Brazil, killing at least 300.
September 21 – Belize, formerly British Honduras, gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
September 25
Sandra Day O’Connor takes her seat as the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Rolling Stones begin their Tattoo You American tour at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.
September 26
The Boeing 767 airliner makes its first flight.
The Sydney Tower opens to the public in Australia.
September 27 – TGV high-speed rail service between Paris and Lyon, France begins.
September 27–29 – Iran–Iraq War: Iranian forces break the Siege of Abadan in Operation Samen-ol-A’emeh.
September 28 – The classic animated comedy espionage TV series Danger Mouse debuts on ITV in the U.K.
October[edit] Main article: October 1981
October 2 – English rock band The Police releases Ghost in the Machine.
October 5 – Raoul Wallenberg becomes a posthumously honorary citizen of the United States.
October 6 – Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is assassinated during a parade by army members who belong to the Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization led by Khalid Islambouli who are opposed to his negotiations with Israel.
October 10 – The Ministry for Education of Japan issues the jōyō kanji.
October 14 – Vice President Hosni Mubarak is elected President of Egypt, one week after Anwar Sadat’s assassination.
October 16 – Gas explosions at a coal mine at Hokutan, Yūbari, Hokkaidō, Japan kill 93.
October 21 – Andreas Papandreou becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
October 22 – The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organization faction led by Hareram Sharma and D. P. Singh begins.
October 27 – Soviet submarine S-363 runs aground outside the Karlskrona, Sweden military base.
November[edit] Main article: November 1981

November 1: Antigua and Barbuda.
November 1 – Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom.
November 9 – Slavery in Mauritania is abolished by Edict No. 81-234.
November 12 – The Church of England General Synod votes to admit women to holy orders.
November 16 – In U.S. soap opera General Hospital, Luke and Laura marry; it is the highest-rated hour in daytime television history.
November 18 – COMDEX Fall: IBM introduces the IBM PC; Scientific Solutions announces the first PC add-in cards.
November 22 – The Edmonton Eskimos (14-1-1) barely stave off defeat and win a record 4th consecutive Grey Cup in the Canadian Football League, at the 69th Grey Cup at Montréal’s Olympic Stadium defeating the Ottawa Rough Riders (5-11-0) 26-23 in the final three seconds; after being down 20–1 at halftime.[5] November 23
Iran–Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), authorizing the Central Intelligence Agency to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
1981 United Kingdom tornado outbreak, the largest recorded tornado outbreak in European history.[6] November 25–26 – A group of mercenaries led by Mike Hoare take over Mahe airport in the Seychelles in a coup attempt. Most of them escape by a commandeered Air India passenger jet; six are later arrested.
November 30–December 17 – Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union attempt to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe; the meetings end inconclusively.
December[edit] Main article: December 1981
December 1 – An Inex-Adria Aviopromet McDonnell Douglas MD-80 strikes a mountain peak and crashes while approaching Ajaccio Airport in Corsica, killing all 180 people on board.
December 4 – South Africa grants Ciskei independence, not recognized outside South Africa.
December 7 – Rotary International charters the Rotary Club of Grand Baie, Mauritius.
December 8
The No. 21 Mine explosion in Whitwell, Tennessee kills 13.
Arthur Scargill becomes President-elect of the National Union of Mineworkers (Great Britain).
December 10 – During the Ministerial Session of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, Spain signs the Protocol of Accession to NATO.
December 11
Boxing: Muhammad Ali loses to Trevor Berbick; this proves to be Ali’s last-ever fight.
El Mozote massacre: In El Salvador, army units kill 900 civilians.
December 13
Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland, to prevent the dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity.
Clube de Regatas do Flamengo wins the Intercontinental Cup (football) after a 3–0 win against Liverpool.
December 15 – A car bomb destroys the Iraqi Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 61 people; Syrian intelligence is blamed.
December 17 – American Brigadier General James L. Dozier is kidnapped in Verona by the Italian Red Brigades.
December 20 – The Penlee lifeboat disaster occurs off the coast of South-West Cornwall.
December 21 – Preferential Trade Area (PTA) for Eastern and Southern Africa.
December 28 – The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.
December 31 – A coup d’état in Ghana removes President Hilla Limann’s PNP government and replaces it with the PNDC led by Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings.
Date unknown[edit] January to March – Heavy snow causes many houses and buildings to collapse in northwestern Japan; 152 are killed.
Cuba suffers a major outbreak of Dengue fever, with 344,203 cases.[7] Use of crack cocaine, a smokeable form of the drug, first reported in the United States and Caribbean.[8] Luxor AB presents the ABC 800 computer.
Polybius, an urban legend game, is said to have been released in Portland, Oregon; there is no evidence for its existence.
The State Council of the People’s Republic of China lists the cities of Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Guilin as those where the protection of historical and cultural heritage, as well as natural scenery, should be treated as a priority project.
Pepsi enters China.[9] The Millennium translation of Saint Edward the Martyr’s relics from Wareham to Shaftesbury in England is observed in a reenactment.
Births[edit] Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December
January[edit]

Eden Riegel

Eli Manning

Rinko Kikuchi

Jérémie Renier

Jared Kushner

Pitbull

Ray J

Alicia Keys

Elijah Wood

Justin Timberlake
January 1
Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian race car driver
Mladen Petrić, Croatian football player
Eden Riegel, American actress
January 2 – Maxi Rodríguez, Argentine footballer
January 3 – Eli Manning, American football player
January 4
Silvy De Bie, Belgian singer
Aaron Schwartz, American actor
January 5
Deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman), Canadian DJ/producer
Brooklyn Sudano, American actress
January 6
Mike Jones, American rapper
Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress
Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor
January 7 – Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
January 8
Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player
Genevieve Cortese, American actress
Jeff Francis, Canadian pitcher
January 9
Caroline Lufkin, American singer
Euzebiusz Smolarek, Polish footballer
January 10
Jared Kushner, American investor
Tamta, Georgian-Greek singer
January 11
Jamelia, British singer
Tom Meighan, British singer and songwriter
January 12 – Quentin Griffin, American football player
January 15
Howie Day, American singer and songwriter
El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer
Pitbull, American hip-hop musician and record producer
January 16 – Marta Roure, Andorran singer and actress
January 17
Scott Mechlowicz, American actor
Ray J, American rapper and singer
January 18 – Otgonbayar Ershuu, Mongolian visual artist
January 19
Lucho González, Argentine footballer
Bitsie Tulloch, American actress
Thaila Zucchi, English singer and actress
January 20
Brendan Fevola, Australian rules footballer
Owen Hargreaves, Canadian-born English footballer
Jason Richardson, American basketball player
January 21
Dany Heatley, German-born hockey player
Izabella Miko, Polish actress and dancer
Mohd Amri Yahyah, Malaysian footballer
January 22
Chantelle Anderson, American basketball player
O. T. Fagbenle, English actor, writer, and director
Willa Ford, American singer, television hostess, and actress
Beverley Mitchell, American actress
Ben Moody, American guitarist
January 24 – Carrie Coon, American actress
January 25
Alicia Keys, American singer, pianist and actress
Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer (d. 2007)
January 26 – Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan conductor
January 27
Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player
Greg Owens, Australian soccer player
January 28
Elijah Wood, American actor and music producer
Gen Hoshino, Japanese actor and singer
January 29
Rachna Khatau, Indian-American actress and singer
Jonny Lang, American musician
Darío Lopilato, Argentine actor
January 30
Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer
Chieko Higuchi, Japanese voice actress
January 31
Gemma Collins, English television personality
Justin Timberlake, American actor and musician
February[edit]

Sara Foster

Tom Hiddleston

Kelly Rowland

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Paris Hilton

Josh Gad

Josh Groban
February 1 – John Gemberling, American actor and comedian
February 2 – Emily Rose, American actress
February 3 – Alisa Reyes, American actress
February 4
Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)
February 5
Lee Eon, South Korean actor and model (d. 2008)
Nora Zehetner, American actress
Sara Foster, American actress
February 6 – Alison Haislip, American actress and former TV personality
February 8
Ralf Little, English actor
Jim Parrack, American actor
February 9
Tom Hiddleston, British actor
The Rev, American drummer (Avenged Sevenfold) (d. 2009)
February 10
Uzo Aduba, American actress
Natasha St-Pier, Canadian singer
Holly Willoughby, British television presenter
Stephanie Beatriz, Argentine-born American Actress
February 11
Kelly Rowland, American singer and actress
Edoardo Molinari, Italian golfer
February 12
Lisa Hannigan, Irish singer, songwriter, and musician
Selena Li, Hong Kong actress
February 13 – Durahim Jamaluddin, Malaysian footballer (d. 2018)
February 14 – Erin Torpey, American actress
February 15
Jenna Morasca, American television personality
Olivia, American singer
February 17
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor and film director
Paris Hilton, American model, heiress, and socialite
February 18
Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player
Ivan Sproule, British footballer
February 20
Adrian Lamo, American computer hacker (d. 2018)
Chris Thile, American mandolinist
Majandra Delfino, American actress
February 23
Josh Gad, American actor
Mai Nakahara, Japanese voice actress
Paleo, American singer-songwriter
Dylan Ryder, American former pornographic actress
February 24 – Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player
February 25
Park Ji-sung, South Korean footballer
Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor
February 26 – Maria Sansone, American journalist and Internet personality
February 27
Josh Groban, American singer
Mat Yeung, Hong Kong actor
March[edit]

Will Power

Bryce Dallas Howard

LeToya Luckett

Julia Stiles

Maarten van der Weijden
March 1
Ana Hickmann, Brazilian model
Adam LaVorgna, American actor
Will Power, Australian racing driver
Brad Winchester, American ice hockey player
Zach Cregger, American actor and comedian
March 2
Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (d. 2010)
Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
March 3
Julius Malema, South African politician
Lil’ Flip, American rapper
Shada Hassoun, Iraqi singer
László Nagy, Hungarian handball player
Cristina Scarlat, Moldovan singer
March 5 – Hanna Alström, Swedish actress
March 6 – Ellen Muth, American actress
March 8 – Adam Jones, Welsh rugby union player
March 9 – Antonio Bryant, American football player
March 10
Samuel Eto’o, Cameroonian footballer
Kristen Maloney, American gymnast
March 11
David Anders, American actor
Lee Evans, American football player
LeToya Luckett, American singer
March 12
Kenta Kobayashi, Japanese professional wrestler
Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenian tennis player
March 15 – Young Buck, American rapper
March 16
Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
Johannes Aigner, Austrian footballer
March 17 – Kyle Korver, American basketball player
March 18
Fabian Cancellara, Swiss road bicycle racer
Vanessa Lee Evigan, American actress
March 19
Declan Bennett, English singer-songwriter
Kolo Touré, Ivorian football player
March 22
Tiffany Dupont, American actress
MIMS, American rapper
March 24 – Philip Winchester, American actor
March 27
Lin Jun Jie, Singaporean singer
Terry McFlynn, British footballer
March 28
Gareth David-Lloyd, Welsh actor
Lindsay Frimodt, American model
Dan Petronijevic, Canadian actor
Julia Stiles, American actress
March 29
Alain Moussi, Gabonese actor and stuntman
Megan Hilty, American actress and singer
PJ Morton, American musician, singer, and producer
Jlloyd Samuel, Trinidadian footballer (d. 2018)
March 31
Gerard McCarthy, British actor
Ryōko Shintani, Japanese voice actress
Maarten van der Weijden, Dutch Olympic swimmer

April[edit]

Taylor Kitsch

Alessandra Ambrosio

Paul Rust

Courtney Peldon

Hayden Christensen

Jessica Alba

Kunal Nayyar
April 1
Aslı Bayram, Turkish German model and actress
Aimee Chan, Chinese-Canadian actress
Hannah Spearritt, British singer (S Club 7) and actress
Nolan Yonkman, Canadian hockey player
April 2
Bethany Joy Lenz, American actress and singer
Raghav, Canadian singer
April 3 – Arfius Arf, British artist
April 5 – Michael A. Monsoor, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2006)
April 6
Eliza Coupe, American actress
Robert Earnshaw, Welsh footballer
April 7
Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer
Terrell Roberts, American football player (d. 2019)
April 8
Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model
Ofer Shechter, Israeli actor
April 9
Milan Bartovič, Slovak hockey player
Eric Harris, American mass murderer (d. 1999)
Ireneusz Jeleń, Polish footballer
April 10
Gretchen Bleiler, American snowboarder
Laura Bell Bundy, American actress and singer
Liz McClarnon, British singer
Michael Pitt, American actor
Timmy Williams, American actor and comedian
April 11 – Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model
April 12 – Paul Rust, American actor and comedian
April 13 – Courtney Peldon, American actress
April 14 – Shinjiro Koizumi, Japanese politician
April 17 – Hanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer
April 18
Jang Na-ra, Korean actress and singer
Audrey Tang, Taiwanese software programmer
April 19
Saskia de Brauw, Dutch model and artist
Hayden Christensen, Canadian-American actor
Troy Polamalu, American football player
Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress
April 21
Mike Christie, English musician
Stephanie Larimore, American model
April 22 – Ken Dorsey, American football player
April 23 – Michelle Knight, American author and kidnap survivor
April 25
Felipe Massa, Brazilian race car driver
John McFall, British paralympic sprinter
Anja Pärson, Swedish alpine skier
April 26
Matthieu Delpierre, French football player
Mariana Ximenes, Brazilian actress
April 27 – Sandy Mölling, German pop singer
April 28 – Jessica Alba, American actress and businesswoman
April 29
Alex Vincent, American actor
Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor
George McCartney, British footballer
April 30 – Emma Pierson, American Television Actress
May[edit]

Robert Buckley

Craig David

Danielle Fishel

Stephen Amell

Rami Malek

Zara Tindall

Georges St-Pierre

Shiri Maimon

Mark Winterbottom

Daniel Bryan

Laura Bailey

Justin Chon
May 1
Alexander Hleb, Belarusian football player
Wes Welker, American football player
May 2
Robert Buckley, American actor
Rina Satō, Japanese voice actress
May 3
Farrah Franklin, American singer
Natalie Tong, Hong Kong actress
U;Nee, South Korean singer and actress (d. 2007)
May 4
Jason Kander, American politician and podcaster
Jacques Rudolph, South African cricketer
May 5
Chris Duncan, American baseball player (d. 2019)
Craig David, English singer
Danielle Fishel, American actress
Zach McGowan, American actor
May 8
Stephen Amell, Canadian actor
Andrés Romero, Argentine golfer
May 11
Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball player
Daisuke Matsui, Japanese football player
Dusán Mukics, Slovene journalist and reporter in Hungary
Terry Pheto, South African actress
Austin O’Brien, American actor and photographer
May 12
Rami Malek, American actor
Kentaro Sato, Japanese composer
Dennis Trillo, Filipino actor
May 13
Sunny Leone, Canadian pornstar and Bollywood actress
Rebecka Liljeberg, Swedish actress
Jimmy Wang Yang, Korean professional wrestler
May 15
Patrice Evra, Senegalese-born French footballer
Justin Morneau, Canadian baseball player
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress
Zara Tindall, British elite equestrienne
May 16 – Joseph Morgan, English actor
May 17 – Shiri Maimon, Israeli pop/R&B singer, TV show host and actress
May 18 – Adam Green, American singer-songwriter
May 19
Sani Bečirovič, Slovenian basketball player
Bong Tae-gyu, South Korean actor
Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer
Georges St-Pierre, Canadian mixed martial arts fighter
May 20
Iker Casillas, Spanish footballer
Sean Conlon, English musician (5ive)
Rachel Platten, American singer-songwriter
Lindsay Taylor, American basketball player
Mark Winterbottom, Australian race car driver
May 21
Josh Hamilton, American baseball player
Anna Rogowska, Polish pole vaulter
May 22
Daniel Bryan, American professional wrestler
Melissa Gregory, American figure skater
May 23
Tim Robinson, American actor and comedian
Charles Rogers, American football player (d. 2019)
May 24 – Penny Taylor, Australian baseball player
May 25 – Logan Tom, American volleyball player.
May 26 – Isaac Slade, American singer-songwriter and pianist
May 27 – Alina Cojocaru, Romanian ballerina
May 28
Laura Bailey, American voice actress
Aaron Schock, American politician
May 29
Justin Chon, American actor
Chris Violette, Canadian actor
Andrey Arshavin, Russian football player
Brian Simnjanovski, American football player (d. 2009)
Alton Ford, American basketball player (d. 2018)
May 30 – Remy Ma, American rapper
May 31 – Jake Peavy, American baseball player
June[edit]

T.J. Miller

Enzo Fortuny

Natalie Portman

Adriana Lima

Chris Evans

Brandon Flowers

Vanessa Ray

Simon Ammann
June 1
Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter
Amy Schumer, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter
Johnny Pemberton, American actor and comedian
June 3
Rich Rundles, American baseball player (d. 2019)
Mike Adam, Canadian curler
June 4
Jennifer Carroll, Canadian swimmer
T.J. Miller, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
Giourkas Seitaridis, Greek footballer
Natalia Vodopyanova, Russian basketball player
June 5 – Jade Goody, British reality show star (d. 2009)
June 6 – Johnny Pacar, American actor
June 7
Enzo Fortuny, Mexican voice actor
Larisa Oleynik, American actress
Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player
June 8
Rachel Held Evans, American Christian columnist, blogger and author (d. 2019)
Alex Band, American musician
Sara Watkins, American violinist
Ai Nonaka, Japanese voice actress
June 9
Vic Chou, Taiwanese actor, singer, and model
Celina Jaitly, Indian actress
Natalie Portman, Israeli-American actress
Anoushka Shankar, British musician and daughter of Ravi Shankar
June 10
Hoku Ho, Hawaiian singer and musician
Burton O’Brien, Scottish footballer
Arwind Santos, Filipino professional basketball player
Jonathan Bennett, American actor and model
June 12
Adriana Lima, Brazilian model
John Gourley, American musician and singer
Jeremy Howard, American actor
June 13 – Chris Evans, American actor
June 14 – Lonneke Engel, Dutch model
June 15
Veljo Reinik, Estonian actor
Haley Scarnato, American singer
Maxey Whitehead, American voice actress
June 16
Ben Kweller, American musician
Joe Saunders, American baseball player
June 17 – Amrita Rao, Indian actress
June 18
Ella Chen, Taiwanese singer
Yurin, Japanese actress, voice actress and singer
June 20 – Alisan Porter, American singer and actress
June 21
Simon Delestre, French equestrian
Brandon Flowers, American singer and keyboardist
İbrahim Öztürk, Turkish footballer
June 22
Mathias Abel, German footballer
Monty Oum, American animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
Chris Urbanowicz, British guitarist
Péter Bajzát, Hungarian footballer
June 23
Antony Costa, English singer
Shi Xin Hui, Malaysian singer
Björn Schlicke, German footballer
June 24
Júnior Assunção, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Tilky Jones, American singer and actor
Cris Lankenau, American actor
Vanessa Ray, American actress and singer
June 25
Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper
Carlo Prater, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Sheridan Smith, English actress
June 27
Sam Hoare, British actor and director
Majida Issa, Colombian actress
John Driscoll, American actor
Cléber Santana, Brazilian footballer (d. 2016)
June 28
Jon Watts, American film director, producer and screenwriter
Mara Santangelo, Italian tennis player
June 29
Joe Johnson, American basketball player
Maria Maya, Brazilian actress
Marijo Šivolija, Croatian boxer
June 30 – Tom Burke, English actor
July[edit]

Ryan Hansen

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Paloma Faith

Summer Glau

Michiel Huisman

Fernando Alonso
July 1 – Orlando Cruz, Puerto Rican boxer
July 2
Paul Anthony Finn, Irish singer and songwriter
Alex Koroknay-Palicz, American activist
July 3
Evgeny Postny, Israeli chess grandmaster
Tevita Leo-Latu, New Zealand rugby league footballer
Brandon Jay McLaren, Canadian actor
July 4 – Tahar Rahim, French actor
July 5
Gianne Albertoni, Brazilian model
Ryan Hansen, American actor
July 6 – Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player
July 7
Brad James, American actor
Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer
Omar Naber, Slovenian singer, songwriter and guitar player
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer
Synyster Gates, American guitarist
July 8
Oka Antara, Indonesian rapper and actor
Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer
Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player
July 9
Jamie Thomas King, English actor
Dylan Taylor, Canadian actor
July 10 – Aleksandar Tunchev, Bulgarian footballer
July 11 – Andre Johnson, American football player
July 12
Bojana Novakovic, Serbian-Australian actress
Rebecca Hunter, English singer and actress
Maya Sar, Bosnian singer
July 13
Michael Mando, Canadian actor, writer and director
Hassan Al Kontar, Syrian refugee
Ágnes Kovács, Hungarian swimmer
Fran Kranz, American actor
July 14
Milow, Belgian singer-songwriter
Lee Mead, British actor
July 15
Peter Odemwingie, Nigerian footballer
Taylor Kinney, American actor and model
Norhafiz Zamani Misbah, Malaysian footballer
OC Ukeje, Nigerian actor, model and musician
July 17
Mélanie Thierry, French actress
Qin Lan, Chinese actress, model, and singer
Jeremy Chan, Singaporean actor, singer and host
July 18
Joel Spira, Swedish actor
Michiel Huisman, Dutch actor, musician and singer-songwriter
July 19
Didz Hammond, bassist/backing vocalist
Nikki Osborne, Australian actress
Anderson Luiz de Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
July 20
Damien Delaney, Irish footballer
Dayang Nurfaizah, Malaysian singer
July 21
Paloma Faith, English singer, songwriter and actress
Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist
Blake Lewis, American singer, songwriter and beatboxer
Chrishell Stause, American actress
Davide Perino, Italian actor and voice actor
July 22
Clive Standen, Northern Irish actor
Josh Lawson, Australian actor
July 23
Steve Jocz, Canadian drummer
Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player
July 24
Summer Glau, American actress
Doug Bollinger, Australian cricketer
July 25
Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player
Finn Bálor (aka Fergal Devitt), Irish professional wrestler
July 26 – Maicon Douglas Sisenando, Brazilian footballer
July 27
Dash Snow, American artist (d. 2009)
Li Xiaopeng, Chinese gymnast
Dan Jones, British historian
July 29
Dyana Liu, American actress
Fernando Alonso, Spanish double Formula 1 world champion
July 30
Chandra Prakash Gharti, Nepalese politician
Lisa Wilhoit, American actress
Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (d. 2017)
July 31
M. Shadows, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold)
Eric Lively, American actor
Vernon Carey, American football player
Ira Losco, Maltese singer
August[edit]

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Roger Federer

Harel Skaat

Meagan Good

Oh Jin-hyek

Jan Frodeno

Ben Barnes

Ross Marquand

Chad Michael Murray

Jay Ryan
August 1
Jordan Wall, American actor
August 3
Fikirte Addis, Ethiopian fashion designer
Travis Willingham, American voice actor
August 4
Abigail Spencer, American actress
Marques Houston, American singer and actor (IMx)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, British princess and American actress
Florian Silbereisen, German singer and television presenter
August 5
Anna Rawson, Australian professional golfer
Carl Crawford, American Major League Baseball outfielder
Rachel Scott, American murder victim (d. 1999)
Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer and actress
Travie McCoy, American alternative hip-hop artist
August 6
Vitantonio Liuzzi, Italian race car driver
Leslie Odom Jr., American actor and singer
August 8
Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player
Meagan Good, American actress
Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
Bradley McIntosh, English pop singer (S Club 7)
Harel Skaat, Israeli singer
August 9 – Li Jiawei, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player
August 10
Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer and actress
Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian badminton player
August 11 – Sandi Thom, Scottish singer & songwriter
August 12
Djibril Cissé, French footballer
Steve Talley, American actor
August 14
Ray William Johnson, American actor, comedian, rapper and YouTuber
Kofi Kingston, Ghanaian professional wrestler
Paul Gallen, Australian Rugby League Player
August 15
Tosyn Bucknor, Nigerian media personality (d. 2018)
Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress
Oh Jin-hyek, South Korean archer
August 18 – Jan Frodeno, German triathlete
August 20 – Ben Barnes, English actor (Prince Caspian)
August 21
Jarrod Lyle, Australian golfer (d. 2018)
Mai Aizawa, Japanese voice actress
Ross Thomas, American actor
Winklevoss twins, American internet entrepreneurs and rowers
August 22 – Ross Marquand, American actor
August 23 – Carmen Luvana, Puerto Rican adult actress
August 24
Jiro Wang, Taiwanese actor and singer (Fahrenheit)
Chad Michael Murray, American actor
August 25
Rachel Bilson, American actress
Shiva Keshavan, Indian luge pilot
August 26 – Nico Muhly, American contemporary classical composer
August 27 – Patrick J. Adams, Canadian actor and director
August 28
Charlie Frye, American National Football League quarterback
Jake Owen, American country music singer-songwriter
August 29
Jay Ryan, New Zealand actor
Karim Darwish, Egyptian squash player
September[edit]

Beyoncé

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jennifer Hudson

Ben Schwartz

Alexis Bledel

Jennifer Tisdale

Christina Milian

Serena Williams

Dominique Moceanu
September 1
Park Hyo-shin, Korean singer
Clinton Portis, American football player
Michael Adamthwaite, Canadian voice actor
September 2 – Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
September 3 – Fearne Cotton, British television presenter
September 4
Jero, American-born Japanese enka singer
Beyoncé, American actress and R&B singer (Destiny’s Child)
Lacey Mosley, American lead vocalist (Flyleaf)
September 6 – Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong singer
September 7 – Natalie McGarry, Scottish National Party politician and Member of Parliament convicted of embezzlement[10] September 8
Dan Fredinburg, American Google executive
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor
September 9
Julie Gonzalo, Argentinian actress
Nancy Wu, Hong Kong actress
September 10 – Marco Chiudinelli, Swiss tennis player
September 11
Dylan Klebold, American mass murderer (d. 1999)
Charles Kelley, American country music singer-songwriter and founding member of Lady Antebellum
September 12
Jennifer Hudson, American singer and actress
Hosea Chanchez, American actor of The Game
September 13 – Angelina Love, Canadian professional wrestler
September 14
Ashley Roberts, American singer (The Pussycat Dolls)
Miyavi, Japanese musician
September 15 – Ben Schwartz, American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer
September 16
Alexis Bledel, American actress
Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress
Nazril Irham, Indonesian singer
September 18 – Jennifer Tisdale, American actress
September 21
Nicole Richie, American actress, singer and socialite
Phoenix Marie, American porn actress
Sarah Whatmore, English singer-songwriter[11] September 22
Ashley Eckstein, American actress
Alexei Ramírez, Cuban baseball player
September 23
Misti Traya, American actress
Natalie Horler, German singer (Cascada)
Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
September 25
Lee Norris, American actor
Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player
Van Hansis, American actor
Shane Tutmarc, American singer-songwriter (Dolour)
September 26
Christina Milian, American R&B singer and actress
Serena Williams, American tennis player
Ayumi Tsunematsu, Japanese voice actress
September 28 – Melissa Claire Egan, American actress
September 29 – Suzanne Shaw, British singer (Hear’Say) and actress
September 30
Cecelia Ahern, Irish author and daughter of Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach
Dominique Moceanu, Romanian-American gymnast
Ashleigh Aston Moore, American child actress (d. 2007)
October[edit]

Rupert Friend

Zlatan Ibrahimović

Raffi Torres

Jun Ji-hyun

Boyd Melson

Guy Sebastian
October 1
Rupert Friend, English actor, director, screenwriter and producer
Roxane Mesquida, French Actress
October 3
Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer
Amanda Walsh, Canadian actress
Seth Gabel, American actor
October 4 – Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)
October 5 – Enrico Fabris, Italian speed skater
October 7 – Austin Eubanks, American motivational speaker (d. 2019)
October 8
Ryuji Sainei, Japanese actor
Raffi Torres, Canadian ice hockey player
Ruby, Egyptian singer
October 9
Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor and producer
Ryoichi Maeda, Japanese footballer
October 10 – Una Healy, Irish singer (The Saturdays)
October 11
Beau Brady, Australian actor.
October 12
Engin Akyürek, Turkish actor
Tom Guiry, American actor
Brian J. Smith, American actor
October 13
Ryan Ashford, English footballer
Kele Okereke, English singer (Bloc Party)
October 14 – Ruslan Alekhno, Russian-Belarusian singer
October 15
Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player
Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver
October 16
Boyd Melson, American boxer
Caterina Scorsone, Canadian actress
October 17 – Tsubasa Imai, Japanese actor, singer and dancer (Tackey & Tsubasa)
October 19 – Christian Bautista, Filipino singer, actor, host, and model
October 20
Willis McGahee, American football player
Stefan Nystrand, Swedish swimmer
October 21 – Nemanja Vidić, Serbian football player
October 22 – Michael Fishman, American actor
October 23
Olivier Occéan, Canadian footballer
Huo Siyan, Chinese actress
October 24
Tila Tequila, Vietnamese-American model and singer
Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress
October 25
Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer
Hiroshi Aoyama, Japanese motorcycle road racer
October 26
Guy Sebastian, original Australian Idol 2003 singer
Sam Brown, American actor and comedian
October 28
Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
Dwayne Cameron, New Zealand actor
Noah Galloway, American former soldier and contestant from Dancing With The Stars
October 29
Jonathan Brown, Australian rules footballer
Amanda Beard, American swimmer
Angelika Dela Cruz, Filipina actress and singer
October 30
Chris Clemons, American football player
Fiona Dourif, American actress, daughter of Brad Dourif
Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean actress
Shaun Sipos, Canadian actor
Ivanka Trump, American model
October 31
Selina Ren, member of Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
Irina Denezhkina, Russian writer
Frank Iero, American guitarist (My Chemical Romance)
November[edit]

Raphael Gualazzi

Allison Tolman

Xabi Alonso

Barbara Pierce Bush

Jenna Bush Hager

Natasha Bedingfield
November 1
Matt Jones, American actor and comedian
LaTavia Roberson, American singer (Destiny’s Child)
November 2
Tatiana Totmianina, Russian figure skater
Katharine Isabelle, Candanian actress
Esha Deol, Indian actress and model
November 3
Blair Chenoweth, American beauty queen
Jackie Gayda, American professional wrestler
November 4
Lakshmi Menon, Indian model
Vince Wilfork, American football player
Paul Tucker Canadian comic-book artist
November 6 – Cassie Bernall, American murder victim (d. 1999)
November 7 – George Pilkington, English footballer
November 8
Joe Cole, English footballer
Azura Skye, American actress
November 9 – Scottie Thompson, American actress
November 10
Tony Blanco, Dominican baseball player
Jason Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2004)
Alison Waite, American model
November 11
Natalie Glebova, Canadian beauty queen
Raphael Gualazzi, Italian singer and pianist, Eurovision Song Contest 2011 runner-up
Susan Kelechi Watson, American actress
The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
November 13
Mark Cardona, Filipino basketball player
Shawn Yue, Hong Kong actor and singer
Kirsten Price, American porn actress
November 14 – Russell Tovey, British actor
November 15 – Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer
November 16 – Caitlin Glass, American voice actress
November 17
Sarah Harding, British singer (Girls Aloud)
Doug Walker, American actor, comedian, film critic, internet personality, and filmmaker
November 18
Allison Tolman, American actress
Christina Vidal, American actress
Nasim Pedrad, Iranian-American actress and comedian
November 19 – Yfke Sturm, Dutch model
November 20
Scott Hutchison, Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist and artist (d. 2018)
Kimberley Walsh, British singer (Girls Aloud)
Andrea Riseborough, English actress
November 21
Bryant McFadden, American football player
Ainārs Kovals, Latvian javelin thrower
November 22
Ben Adams, British singer (A1)
Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
Song Hye-kyo, South Korean actress
November 24 – Lindsey Doe, American sexologist and video blogger
November 25
Xabi Alonso, Spanish footballer
Barbara Pierce Bush, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush
November 26
Natasha Bedingfield, British singer
Jon Ryan, Canadian National Football League football player from Regina, Saskatchewan
Aurora Snow, American pornographic actress
November 27 – Gary Lucy, British actor
November 29
Kimberly Cullum, American actress
Tom Hurndall, British photographer (d. 2004)
John Milhiser, American actor and comedian
Bakhyt Sarsekbayev, Kazakh Olympic boxer
December[edit]

Britney Spears

Lior Suchard

Lynda Thomas

Sienna Miller

Shizuka Arakawa

Ricky Whittle

Matthew Pavlich
December 1 – Kathryn Drysdale, English actress
December 2 – Britney Spears, American singer and entertainer
December 3
Liza Lapira, American actress
David Villa, Spanish footballer
Brian Bonsall, American actor
Tyjuan Hagler, American football player
December 4
Lila McCann, American singer
December 6 – Lior Suchard, Israeli mentalist
December 8 – Philip Rivers, NFL quarterback of the San Diego Chargers
December 9 – Dia Mirza, Bollywood actress
December 11
Zacky Vengeance, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold)
Javier Saviola, Argentine soccer player
Kevin Phillips, American film actor
Jeff McComsey, American artist
Nikki Benz, Ukrainian-American porn actress
Halina Perez, Filipina actress (d. 2004)
December 12 – Spencer Johnson, NFL player
December 13
Mathis Bailey, American-Canadian novelist and fiction writer
Amy Lee, American pianist/singer-songwriter (Evanescence)
December 14 – Amber Chia, Malaysian model and actress
December 15
Victoria Summer, English actress
Michelle Dockery, British actress
Thomas Herrion, American football player (d. 2005)
Donal Coonan, UK presenter for Channel 4’s webshow thisisaknife
Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russian soccer player
December 16
Krysten Ritter, American actress
Gaby Moreno, Guatemalan singer
A. J. Allmendinger, American race car driver
December 17
Houari Manar, Algerian raï singer (d. 2019)
Wacław Kiełtyka, Polish musician and composer
December 21
Lynda Thomas, Mexican eurodance and alternative rock musician
Cristian Zaccardo, Italian footballer
December 24 – Dima Bilan, Russian pop-singer
December 26 – Nikolai Nikolaeff, Australian actor
December 27
Jay Ellis, American actor
Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer
Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress
December 28
Elizabeth Jordan Carr, first American test-tube baby
Sienna Miller, American-born English actress
Khalid Boulahrouz, Dutch footballer
December 29
Charlotte Riley, English actress
Shizuka Arakawa, Japanese figure skater
December 30
Kyle Eckel, American National Football League player
Haley Paige, Mexican-American porn actress (d. 2007)
December 31
Ricky Whittle, English actor
Matthew Pavlich, former professional Australian rules footballer
Dr. Malik Hammad Lang, Peace Activist, Historian.
Deaths[edit] January[edit]

Richard Boone

Beulah Bondi

Adele Astaire
January 1
Kazimierz Michałowski, Polish archaeologist (b. 1901)
Mauri Rose, American race car champion (b. 1906)
January 3
Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria (b. 1883)
Marvin Opler, American anthropologist (b. 1914)
January 5
Harold Urey, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
Lanza del Vasto, Italian-born philosopher, poet and activist (b. 1901)
January 6 – A. J. Cronin, Scottish novelist (b. 1896)
January 7 – John Pascal, American playwright, screenwriter, author and journalist (b. 1932)
January 8 – Matthew Beard, American actor (b. 1925)
January 10
Katherine Alexander, American actress (b. 1898)
Richard Boone, American actor (b. 1917)
Prince Welf Ernst of Hanover (b. 1947)
January 11 – Beulah Bondi, American actress (b. 1889)
January 12 – Sir John Nicoll, British colonial governor (b. 1899)
January 13 – Robert Kellard, American actor (b. 1915)
January 16 – Bernard Lee, English actor (b. 1908)
January 19 – Francesca Woodman, American photographer (b. 1958)
January 21 – Allyn Joslyn, American actor (b. 1901)
January 23
Samuel Barber, American composer (b. 1910)
Lobsang Rampa (Cyril Henry Hoskin), English author (b. 1910)
January 25 – Adele Astaire, American actress (b. 1896)
January 27 – Léo Collard, Belgian Socialist politician (b. 1902)
January 29 – Lajos Korányi, Hungarian footballer (b. 1907)
January 30 – John Gordon, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1912)
January 31 – Cozy Cole, American jazz drummer (b. 1909)
February[edit]

Bill Haley

Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha

Ilo Wallace
February 1
Wanda Hendrix, American actress (b. 1928)
Ernst Pepping, German composer (b. 1901)
Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian composer (b. 1908)
February 2 – Hugh Joseph Addonizio, Italian-born American politician and Mayor of Newark (b. 1914)
February 3 – Normand Poirier, French-born American newspaper editor, journalist and essayist (b. 1928)
February 4 – Mario Camerini, Italian film director and screenwriter (b. 1895)
February 6 – Frederica of Hanover, Queen Consort of the Hellenes and wife of King Paul of Greece (b. 1917)
February 7 – Hermann Esser, German journalist and editor of the Nazi newspaper Völkischer Beobachter (b. 1900)
February 9
Bill Haley, American rock musician, member of Bill Haley & The Comets (b. 1925)
Jack Z. Anderson, U.S. Representative from California (b. 1904)
February 10 – Hubert Shirley-Smith, British civil engineer (b. 1901)
February 12 – Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape, British admiral (b. 1888)
February 15 – Karl Richter, German conductor (b. 1926)
February 17 – David Garnett, British writer (b. 1892)
February 18
John Knudsen Northrop, American airplane manufacturer (b. 1895)
Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha, Egyptian politician, 28th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1896)
February 20 – Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg, French magazine editor and playboy (b. 1904)
February 22
Michael Maltese, American screenwriter (b. 1908)
Curtis Bernhardt, German film director (b. 1899)
Ilo Wallace, wife of Henry A. Wallace, Second Lady of the United States (b. 1888)
February 25
Leonard Howell, Founder of Rastafarianism (b. 1898)
Gunichi Mikawa, Japanese admiral (b. 1888)
February 26
Howard Hanson, American composer (b. 1896)
Roger Tonge, British actor (b. 1946)
February 27 – Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (b. 1920)
March[edit]

Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón

Max Delbrück

John S. McCain Jr.

Douglas Lowe
March 1 – Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón, 14th President of Panama (b. 1903)
March 4 – Torin Thatcher, American actor (b. 1905)
March 5 – Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)
March 6 – George Geary, English cricketer (b. 1893)
March 7
Peter Birch, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1911)
Bosley Crowther, American film critic (b. 1905)
Kirill Kondrashin, Russian conductor (b. 1914)
Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, American tennis champion (b. 1908)
March 8 – Joseph Henry Woodger, British theoretical biologist (b. 1894)
March 9 – Max Delbrück, German biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1906)
March 10 – Flavio Calzavara, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
March 14
Paolo Grassi, Italian actor (b. 1919)
Eleanor Perry, American screenwriter and author (b. 1914)
March 15 – René Clair, French film director (b. 1898)
March 20 – Gerry Bertier, American college football player (b. 1953)
March 21 – Mark Donskoy, Russian Soviet film director (b. 1901)
March 22
John S. McCain Jr., American admiral (b. 1911)
Gil Puyat, Filipino businessman and politician, Senator of the Philippines and Senate President (b. 1907)
March 23
Claude Auchinleck, British field marshal (b. 1884)
Mike Hailwood, English motorcycle racer (b. 1940)
Beatrice Tinsley, English astronomer (b. 1941)
March 26 – Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist, geneticist and eugenicist, (b. 1903)
March 29 – Eric Williams, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1911)
March 30
Sherman Edwards, American songwriter (b. 1919)
Douglas Lowe, British Olympic athlete (b. 1902)
DeWitt Wallace, American magazine publisher (b. 1889)
March 31 – Frank Tieri, American gangster (b. 1904)
April[edit]

Lucile Godbold

Joe Louis

Prince Yasuhiko Asaka
April 3 – Juan Trippe, Airline entrepreneur (b. 1899)
April 4 – Brad Johnson, American actor (b. 1924)
April 5
Bob Hite, American musician (b. 1943)
Lucile Godbold, American Olympic athlete (b. 1900)
Maurice Zbriger, Canadian violinist, composer and conductor (b. 1896)
April 6 – Alfredo Guarini, Italian director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1901)
April 7 – Norman Taurog, American film director (b. 1899)
April 8
Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya, Indian entomologist (b. 1895)
Omar N. Bradley, American army general (b. 1893)
April 12
Joe Louis, American boxer (b. 1914)
Hendrik Andriessen, Dutch composer (b. 1892)
April 13 – Prince Yasuhiko Asaka of Japan (b. 1887)
April 15
John Thach, American naval aviator and admiral (b. 1905)
Lorenzo Guerrero, former President of Nicaragua (b. 1900)
April 17 – Ludwik Sempoliński, Polish actor (b. 1899)
April 18 – James H. Schmitz, German-born writer (b. 1911)
April 22 – Marcia King, murder victim (b. 1959)
April 23
Nietta Zocchi, Italian actress (b. 1909)
Josep Pla, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1897)
April 26
Jim Davis, American actor (b. 1909)
Madge Evans, American actress (b. 1909)
April 27 – John Aspinwall Roosevelt, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1916)
April 28 – Cliff Battles, American football player (Boston Redskins) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1910)
May[edit]

Odd Hassel

Bob Marley

William Saroyan

Stefan Wyszyński

Soong Ching-ling

Gyula Lóránt

Giuseppe Pella
May 1 – Barry Jones, American actor (b. 1893)
May 5 – Bobby Sands, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1954)
May 6 – Frank O’Grady, Australian public servant (b. 1900)
May 7 – Hiromichi Yahara, Imperial Japanese Army officer (b. 1902)
May 8
Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia (b. 1897)
Uri Zvi Greenberg, Israeli poet and journalist (b. 1896)
May 9
Nelson Algren, American author (b. 1909)
Ralph Allen, English footballer (b. 1906)
Margaret Lindsay, American actress (b. 1910)
May 11
Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
Bob Marley, Jamaican rock musician and guitarist (b. 1945)
May 12 – Benjamin Sheares, Singaporean politician and professor, 2nd President of Singapore (b. 1907)
May 13 – Ben Andrews, American actor (b. 1942)
May 17 – Hugo Friedhofer, German-American film composer (b. 1901)
May 18
Eleonore Baur, German Nazi and only woman to participate in Munich Beer Hall Putsch (b. 1885)
Arthur O’Connell, American actor (b. 1908)
William Saroyan, American author (b. 1908)
May 20 – Dositej, Metropolitan of Skopje (b. 1906)
May 21 – Yuki Shimoda, American actor (b. 1921)
May 22 – Boris Sagal, Ukrainian-American television and film director (b. 1923)
May 23
George Jessel, American actor (b. 1898)
Donald Macintyre, British naval officer and naval historian (b. 1904)
May 24
Jaime Roldós Aguilera, 33rd President of Ecuador (b. 1940)
A. Thiagarajah, Sri Lankan Tamil teacher and politician (b. 1916)
Jack Warner, British actor (b. 1895)
May 25
Armando de Armas Romero, Cuban painter (b. 1914)
Rosa Ponselle, American soprano (b. 1897)
Ruby Payne-Scott, Australian radio astronomer (b. 1912)
May 28
John Bryan Ward-Perkins, British archaeologist (b. 1912)
Mary Lou Williams, American jazz pianist (b. 1910)
Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Roman Catholic prelate, archbishop and Servant of God (b. 1901)
May 29 – Soong Ching-ling, Acting head of State of the People’s Republic of China (b. 1893)
May 30
Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
Peter Lindgren, Swedish actor (b. 1915)
Ziaur Rahman, 7th President of Bangladesh (b. 1936)
May 31
Gyula Lóránt, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1923)
Giuseppe Pella, Italian politician, 31st Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1902)
June[edit]

Rino Gaetano

Zarah Leander
June 1 – Carl Vinson, U.S. Congressman (b. 1883)
June 2 – Rino Gaetano, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
June 5 – Miguel Contreras Torres, Mexican actor, director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1899)
June 9 – Allen Ludden, American television game show host (b. 1917)
June 10
Jenny Maxwell, American actress (b. 1941)
Phelps Phelps, 38th Governor of American Samoa and United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic (d. 1897)
June 12 – Mahmoud Fawzi, Egyptian diplomat and political figure, 35th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1900)
June 13 – George Walsh, American actor (b. 1889)
June 14 – Sir Ronald Holmes, British government official in Hong Kong (b. 1913)
June 16 – Sir Thomas Playford, Australian politician, Premier of South Australia (b. 1891)
June 17
Sir Richard O’Connor, British general (b. 1889)
Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (b. 1889)
June 18 – Pamela Hansford Johnson, English poet, novelist, playwright, literary and social critic (b. 1912)
June 19
Billy Cook, American actor (b. 1928)
Anya Phillips, American co-founder of New York City’s Mudd Club (b. 1955)
Lotte Reiniger, German-born silhouette animator (b. 1899)
June 22
Henri Bouillard, French Jesuit theologian (b. 1908)
Lola Lane, American actress and singer (b. 1906)
June 23 – Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1907)
June 28
Mohammad Beheshti, Chief Justice of Iran (b. 1928)
Terry Fox, Canadian athlete and cancer activist (b. 1958)
July[edit]

Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi

Blessed Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa

Robert Moses
July 1
Marcel Breuer, Hungarian-born American architect (b. 1902)
George Voskovec, Czech-American actor, writer, dramatist and director (b. 1905)
July 3 – Ross Martin, American actor (b. 1920)
July 7 – Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi, South Yemenite socialist leader, 1st President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) (b. 1920)
July 8
Joe McDonnell, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1951)
Isaac Soyer, American painter (b. 1902)
July 10
Giorgio De Lullo, Italian actor and director (b. 1921)
Ken Rex McElroy, American murder victim (b. 1934)
July 16 – Harry Chapin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1942)
July 22 – Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa, Mexican Roman Catholic religious professed and Blessed (b. 1904)
July 27
Adam Walsh, American murder victim, inspired Code Adam (b. 1974)
William Wyler, American movie director (b. 1902)
July 28 – Stanley Francis Rother, American priest, martyr, and Blessed (b. 1935)
July 29 – Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)
July 31 – Omar Torrijos, Panamanian leader (b. 1929)
August[edit]

Melvyn Douglas
August 1
Paddy Chayefsky, American screenwriter (b. 1923)
Álvaro de Laiglesia, Spanish writer (b. 1922)
August 2
Delfo Cabrera, Argentine athlete (b. 1919)
Stefanie Clausen, Danish diver (b. 1900)
August 4 – Melvyn Douglas, American actor (b. 1901)
August 14 – Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (b. 1894)
August 15
Carol Ryrie Brink, American novelist (b. 1895)
Carlo Buscaglia, Italian football player (b. 1909)
Karl Gero, Duke of Urach, Lichtenstein noble (b. 1899)
August 18 – Anita Loos, American screenwriter (b. 1888)
August 19 – Jessie Matthews, English dancer, singer and actress (b. 1907)
August 22 – Glauber Rocha, Brazilian filmmaker (b. 1939)
August 27 – Valeri Kharlamov, Soviet ice hockey player (b. 1948)
August 28 – Béla Guttmann, Hungarian-born Association football coach (b. 1899)
August 29 – Lowell Thomas, American writer and broadcater (b. 1892)
August 30
Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 47th Prime Minister of Iran and 2nd President of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)
Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, Iranian theologian and politician, 48th Prime Minister of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)
Vera-Ellen, American actress and dancer (b. 1921)
September[edit]

Albert Speer

Robert Montgomery

Romulo Betancourt
September 1
Ann Harding, American actress (b. 1902)
Albert Speer, German Nazi architect and war minister (b. 1905)
September 2 – Enid Lyons, Australia politician (b. 1897)
September 3 – Alec Waugh, British novelist (b. 1898)
September 7
Edwin Albert Link, American pioneer in aviation, underwater archaeology, and submersibles, and inventor of aeronautical, navigation, and oceanographic equipment (b. 1904)
Christy Brown, Irish writer and painter (b. 1932)
September 8
Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist (b. 1901)
September 9
Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist (b. 1901)
Ricardo Balbín, Argentine politician, leader of the Radical Civic Union (UCR) (b. 1904)
Sir Robert (Bob) Askin, Premier of New South Wales (b. 1907)
September 11 – Frank McHugh, American actor (b. 1898)
September 12 – Eugenio Montale, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
September 14 – Charles L. Melson, American admiral (b. 1904)
September 15
Harold Bennett, British actor (b. 1899)
Rafael Méndez, Mexican-born trumpet virtuoso (b. 1906)
September 21 – Nigel Patrick, English actor (b. 1912)
September 22 – Harry Warren, American songwriter (b. 1893)
September 23 – Chief Dan George, Canadian actor and writer, tribal chief of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation (b. 1899)
September 24 – Patsy Kelly, American actress (b. 1910)
September 27 – Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (b. 1904)
September 28
Rómulo Betancourt, 2-time President of Venezuela (b. 1908)
Sir Edward Boyle, Baron Boyle of Hand

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1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1981st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 981st year of the 2nd millennium, the 81st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1980s decade.

January – The subterranean Sarawak Chamber is discovered in Borneo.
January 1
Greece enters the European Economic Community, predecessor of the European Union.
Palau becomes a self-governing territory.
January 2 – One of the largest investigations by a British police force ends when serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", is arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
January 10 – Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments.
January 15 – Pope John Paul II receives a delegation led by Polish Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa at the Vatican.
January 16 – Loyalists shoot and seriously wound Irish nationalist activist Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and her husband.
January 17 – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law.
January 19 – United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
January 20 – Iran releases the 52 Americans held for 444 days minutes after Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President of the United States, ending the Iran hostage crisis.
January 21 – The first DeLorean automobile, a stainless steel sports car with gull-wing doors, rolls off the production line in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.
January 23 – An earthquake of M 6.8 magnitude in Sichuan, China kills 150.
January 25
Jiang Qing ("Madame Mao") is sentenced to death in the People’s Republic of China.
In South Africa the largest part of the town Laingsburg is swept away within minutes by one of the strongest floods ever experienced in the Great Karoo.
January 27 – The Indonesian passenger ship Tamponas 2 catches fire and capsizes in the Java Sea, killing 580.
February[edit] Main article: February 1981
February 4 – Gro Harlem Brundtland becomes Prime Minister of Norway.
February 8 – In Greece, 20 fans of Olympiacos F.C. and one fan of AEK Athens die, while 54 are injured, after a stampede at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, possibly because Gate 7 does not open immediately after the end of the game.
February 9 – Polish Prime Minister Józef Pińkowski resigns and is replaced by General Wojciech Jaruzelski.
February 14
Stardust fire: A fire at the Stardust nightclub in Artane, Dublin, Ireland in the early hours kills 48 people and injures 214.
Australia withdraws recognition of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia.
February 17–22 – Pope John Paul II visits the Philippines.
February 23 – 1981 Spanish coup d’état attempt ("23-F"): Antonio Tejero, with members of the Guardia Civil, enters the Spanish Congress of Deputies and stops the session where Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo is about to be named president of the government. The coup fails following its denouncement by King Juan Carlos.
February 24 – A powerful, M 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Athens, killing 22 people, injuring 400 people and destroying several buildings and 4,000 houses, mostly in Corinth and the nearby towns of Loutraki, Kiato and Xylokastro.
March[edit] Main article: March 1981
March 1 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Bobby Sands, a Provisional Irish Republican Army member, begins a hunger strike for political status at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh) in Northern Ireland, dying on May 5, the first of 10 IRA hunger strikers to die.
March 11 – Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet is sworn in as President of Chile for another 8-year term.
March 17 – In Italy the Propaganda Due Masonic lodge is discovered.
March 19 – Three workers are killed and 5 injured during a ground test of Space Shuttle Columbia at Kennedy Space Center in the United States.
March 29 – The first London Marathon starts with 7,500 runners.
March 30 – Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan: U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.; 2 police officers and Press Secretary James Brady are also wounded.
April[edit] Main article: April 1981
April 1 – Daylight saving time is introduced in the Soviet Union.
April 4 – UK pop group Bucks Fizz’s song Making Your Mind Up wins the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
April 11 – 1981 Brixton riot: Rioters in south London throw petrol bombs, attack police and loot shops.
April 12 – The Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Columbia with NASA astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen launches on the STS-1 mission, returning to Earth on April 14. It is the first time a manned reusable spacecraft has returned from orbit.

April 12: First Space Shuttle launch: Columbia, April 12, 1981.
April 15 – The first Coca-Cola bottling plant in China is opened.[1] April 18 – A Minor League Baseball game between the Rochester Red Wings and the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, becomes the longest professional baseball game in history: 8 hours and 25 minutes/33 innings (the 33rd inning is not played until June 23).
April 26 – French presidential election: A first-round runoff results between Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and François Mitterrand.
May[edit] Main article: May 1981
May – Daniel K. Ludwig abandons the Jari project in the Amazon basin.
May 1 – Pensions in Chile: The new Chilean pension system, based on private pension funds, begins.
May 4 – The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) was founded in Vienna by law students from Austria, West Germany, Poland and Hungary.
May 5 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Bobby Sands, Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and abstentionist Member of Parliament of the House of Commons, dies, aged 27, on hunger strike in prison in Northern Ireland.
May 6 – A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Lin’s design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. from 1,421 other entries.
May 11 – Jamaican singer Bob Marley dies aged 36 from cancer in Miami, Florida.
May 13 – Pope John Paul II assassination attempt: Pope John Paul II is shot and nearly killed by Mehmet Ali Ağca, a Turkish gunman, as he enters St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City to address a general audience. The Pope recovers.
May 15 – Donna Payant is murdered by serial killer Lemuel Smith, the first time a female prison officer has been killed on-duty in the United States.
May 21
François Mitterrand becomes the first socialist President of the French Fifth Republic.
In the National Hockey League, the New York Islanders win their second consecutive Stanley Cup defeating the Minnesota North Stars four games to one.
May 22 – Peter Sutcliffe is found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment on 13 counts of murder and 7 of attempted murder in England.
May 25
In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Alain Robert scales the Willis Tower in Chicago.
May 26 – The Italian government resigns over its links to the fascist Masonic cell Propaganda Due.
May 30 – Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is assassinated in Chittagong.
May 31 – Burning of Jaffna library, one of the most violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the century.
June[edit] Main article: June 1981
June 5 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States report that 5 homosexual men in Los Angeles have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, the first recognized cases of AIDS.
June 6 – Bihar train disaster: Seven coaches of an overcrowded passenger train fall off the tracks into the Bagmati River in Bihar, India, killing between 500 and 800.
June 7 – The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor killing ten Iraqi troops and a French technician.
June 12
Raiders of the Lost Ark is released in theaters.
1981 Major League Baseball strike begins in the United States.
June 13 – At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, Marcus Sarjeant fires 6 blank shots at Elizabeth II.
June 18
The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is founded.
The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter makes its first flight at Groom Lake (Area 51), Nevada.
June 22 – Iranian president Abolhassan Banisadr is deposed.
June 27
The first game of paintball is played in Henniker, New Hampshire.
The E-mu Emulator sampler keyboard with floppy disk operation is unveiled at NAMM international Sound & Music Expo, Chicago. Production Model Serial Number 001 is issued to Stevie Wonder.[2] July[edit] Main article: July 1981
July 2 – Wonderland murders: The Wonderland Gang of cocaine dealers is brutally murdered in a massacre involving Eddie Nash in Los Angeles.
July 3 – The Toxteth riots in Liverpool, England, start after a mob saves a youth from being arrested. Shortly afterward, the Chapeltown riots in Leeds start after increased racial tension.
July 7 – United States President Ronald Reagan nominates the first woman, Sandra Day O’Connor, to the Supreme Court of the United States.
July 8 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Irish republican volunteer Joe McDonnell dies at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh) in Northern Ireland after a 61-day hunger strike.
July 9 – Donkey Kong is released, marking the first Donkey Kong and Mario smash hit arcade game developed by Nintendo in Japan.
July 10
Mahathir bin Mohamad becomes the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
1981 Handsworth riots in Birmingham begin, followed by further 1981 England riots in several urban areas including Liverpool and Leeds.
July 16–21 – England become the first team this century to win a cricket Test match after the follow-on when they beat Australia by 18 runs at Headingley cricket ground, Leeds, England.
July 17
Hyatt Regency walkway collapse: Two skywalks filled with people at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, collapse into a crowded atrium lobby, killing 114.
Israeli aircraft bomb Beirut, destroying multi-story apartment blocks containing the offices of PLO associated groups, killing approximately 300 civilians and resulting in worldwide condemnation and a U.S. embargo on the export of aircraft to Israel.[3] July 19 – The 1981 Springbok Tour commences in New Zealand, amid controversy over the support of apartheid.
July 21 – Panda Tohui is born in Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City, the first panda to ever be born and survive in captivity outside of China.
July 29 – A worldwide television audience of over 750 million people watch the Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
July 30 – Summer 1981 hunger demonstrations in Poland: As many as 50,000 demonstrators, mostly women and children, take to the streets in Łódź to protest food ration shortages in Communist Poland.
August[edit] Main article: August 1981
August 1 – The first 24-hour video music channel MTV (Music Television) is launched in the United States and airs its first video, Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles.
August 9 – 1981 Major League Baseball strike ends in the United States and Major League Baseball resumes with the All-Star Game in Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium.
August 12 – The original Model 5150 IBM PC (with a 4.77 MHz Intel 8088 processor) is released in the United States at a base price of $1,565.
August 19
Gulf of Sidra incident: Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi sends two Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets to intercept two U.S. Navy fighters over the Gulf of Sidra. The U.S. jets destroy the Libyan fighters.
Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT) is founded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Sílvio Santos.
August 23 – South African troops attack SWAPO bases in Xangongo and Ongiva, Angola during Operation Protea.
August 24 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering John Lennon in Manhattan eight months earlier.
August 27 – North Korea fires a surface-to-air missile at a U.S. SR-71 Blackbird spy plane flying in South Korean and international airspace. The missile misses and the airplane is unharmed.[4] August 30 – Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 2nd President and 76th Prime Minister of Iran & Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, 77th Prime Minister of Iran are killed in terroristic explosion by People’s Mujahedin of Iran.
August 31 – A bomb explodes at the United States Ramstein Air Base in West Germany, injuring 20 people.
September[edit] Main article: September 1981
September 1 – Gregorio Conrado Álvarez is inaugurated as a military de facto President of Uruguay.
September 4 – An explosion at a mine in Záluží, Czechoslovakia, kills 65 people.
September 8 – The first episode of the extremely popular British television sitcom Only Fools and Horses, "Big Brother", is shown on BBC One.
September 10 – Picasso’s painting Guernica is moved from New York to Madrid.
September 15
Our Lady of Akita in Japan cries for the last time, on the Feast of [[Our Lady of Sorrows].
The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world, at 150 years old, when it operates under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
September 16 – Postman Pat is first aired on BBC One in the United Kingdom.
September 17 – Ric Flair defeats Dusty Rhodes to win his first World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship in Kansas City.
September 18 – Capital punishment in France is abolished.
September 19
Simon & Garfunkel perform The Concert in Central Park, a free concert in New York in front of approximately half a million people.
Solidarity Day march, in support of organized labor, draws approximately 250,000 people in Washington, D.C.
September 20 – The Brazilian river boat Sobral Santos capsizes in the Amazon River, Óbidos, Brazil, killing at least 300.
September 21 – Belize, formerly British Honduras, gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
September 25
Sandra Day O’Connor takes her seat as the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Rolling Stones begin their Tattoo You American tour at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.
September 26
The Boeing 767 airliner makes its first flight.
The Sydney Tower opens to the public in Australia.
September 27 – TGV high-speed rail service between Paris and Lyon, France begins.
September 27–29 – Iran–Iraq War: Iranian forces break the Siege of Abadan in Operation Samen-ol-A’emeh.
September 28 – The classic animated comedy espionage TV series Danger Mouse debuts on ITV in the U.K.
October[edit] Main article: October 1981
October 2 – English rock band The Police releases Ghost in the Machine.
October 5 – Raoul Wallenberg becomes a posthumously honorary citizen of the United States.
October 6 – Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is assassinated during a parade by army members who belong to the Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization led by Khalid Islambouli who are opposed to his negotiations with Israel.
October 10 – The Ministry for Education of Japan issues the jōyō kanji.
October 14 – Vice President Hosni Mubarak is elected President of Egypt, one week after Anwar Sadat’s assassination.
October 16 – Gas explosions at a coal mine at Hokutan, Yūbari, Hokkaidō, Japan kill 93.
October 21 – Andreas Papandreou becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
October 22 – The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organization faction led by Hareram Sharma and D. P. Singh begins.
October 27 – Soviet submarine S-363 runs aground outside the Karlskrona, Sweden military base.
November[edit] Main article: November 1981

November 1: Antigua and Barbuda.
November 1 – Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom.
November 9 – Slavery in Mauritania is abolished by Edict No. 81-234.
November 12 – The Church of England General Synod votes to admit women to holy orders.
November 16 – In U.S. soap opera General Hospital, Luke and Laura marry; it is the highest-rated hour in daytime television history.
November 18 – COMDEX Fall: IBM introduces the IBM PC; Scientific Solutions announces the first PC add-in cards.
November 22 – The Edmonton Eskimos (14-1-1) barely stave off defeat and win a record 4th consecutive Grey Cup in the Canadian Football League, at the 69th Grey Cup at Montréal’s Olympic Stadium defeating the Ottawa Rough Riders (5-11-0) 26-23 in the final three seconds; after being down 20–1 at halftime.[5] November 23
Iran–Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), authorizing the Central Intelligence Agency to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
1981 United Kingdom tornado outbreak, the largest recorded tornado outbreak in European history.[6] November 25–26 – A group of mercenaries led by Mike Hoare take over Mahe airport in the Seychelles in a coup attempt. Most of them escape by a commandeered Air India passenger jet; six are later arrested.
November 30–December 17 – Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union attempt to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe; the meetings end inconclusively.
December[edit] Main article: December 1981
December 1 – An Inex-Adria Aviopromet McDonnell Douglas MD-80 strikes a mountain peak and crashes while approaching Ajaccio Airport in Corsica, killing all 180 people on board.
December 4 – South Africa grants Ciskei independence, not recognized outside South Africa.
December 7 – Rotary International charters the Rotary Club of Grand Baie, Mauritius.
December 8
The No. 21 Mine explosion in Whitwell, Tennessee kills 13.
Arthur Scargill becomes President-elect of the National Union of Mineworkers (Great Britain).
December 10 – During the Ministerial Session of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, Spain signs the Protocol of Accession to NATO.
December 11
Boxing: Muhammad Ali loses to Trevor Berbick; this proves to be Ali’s last-ever fight.
El Mozote massacre: In El Salvador, army units kill 900 civilians.
December 13
Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland, to prevent the dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity.
Clube de Regatas do Flamengo wins the Intercontinental Cup (football) after a 3–0 win against Liverpool.
December 15 – A car bomb destroys the Iraqi Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 61 people; Syrian intelligence is blamed.
December 17 – American Brigadier General James L. Dozier is kidnapped in Verona by the Italian Red Brigades.
December 20 – The Penlee lifeboat disaster occurs off the coast of South-West Cornwall.
December 21 – Preferential Trade Area (PTA) for Eastern and Southern Africa.
December 28 – The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.
December 31 – A coup d’état in Ghana removes President Hilla Limann’s PNP government and replaces it with the PNDC led by Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings.
Date unknown[edit] January to March – Heavy snow causes many houses and buildings to collapse in northwestern Japan; 152 are killed.
Cuba suffers a major outbreak of Dengue fever, with 344,203 cases.[7] Use of crack cocaine, a smokeable form of the drug, first reported in the United States and Caribbean.[8] Luxor AB presents the ABC 800 computer.
Polybius, an urban legend game, is said to have been released in Portland, Oregon; there is no evidence for its existence.
The State Council of the People’s Republic of China lists the cities of Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Guilin as those where the protection of historical and cultural heritage, as well as natural scenery, should be treated as a priority project.
Pepsi enters China.[9] The Millennium translation of Saint Edward the Martyr’s relics from Wareham to Shaftesbury in England is observed in a reenactment.
Births[edit] Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December
January[edit]

Eden Riegel

Eli Manning

Rinko Kikuchi

Jérémie Renier

Jared Kushner

Pitbull

Ray J

Alicia Keys

Elijah Wood

Justin Timberlake
January 1
Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian race car driver
Mladen Petrić, Croatian football player
Eden Riegel, American actress
January 2 – Maxi Rodríguez, Argentine footballer
January 3 – Eli Manning, American football player
January 4
Silvy De Bie, Belgian singer
Aaron Schwartz, American actor
January 5
Deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman), Canadian DJ/producer
Brooklyn Sudano, American actress
January 6
Mike Jones, American rapper
Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress
Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor
January 7 – Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
January 8
Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player
Genevieve Cortese, American actress
Jeff Francis, Canadian pitcher
January 9
Caroline Lufkin, American singer
Euzebiusz Smolarek, Polish footballer
January 10
Jared Kushner, American investor
Tamta, Georgian-Greek singer
January 11
Jamelia, British singer
Tom Meighan, British singer and songwriter
January 12 – Quentin Griffin, American football player
January 15
Howie Day, American singer and songwriter
El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer
Pitbull, American hip-hop musician and record producer
January 16 – Marta Roure, Andorran singer and actress
January 17
Scott Mechlowicz, American actor
Ray J, American rapper and singer
January 18 – Otgonbayar Ershuu, Mongolian visual artist
January 19
Lucho González, Argentine footballer
Bitsie Tulloch, American actress
Thaila Zucchi, English singer and actress
January 20
Brendan Fevola, Australian rules footballer
Owen Hargreaves, Canadian-born English footballer
Jason Richardson, American basketball player
January 21
Dany Heatley, German-born hockey player
Izabella Miko, Polish actress and dancer
Mohd Amri Yahyah, Malaysian footballer
January 22
Chantelle Anderson, American basketball player
O. T. Fagbenle, English actor, writer, and director
Willa Ford, American singer, television hostess, and actress
Beverley Mitchell, American actress
Ben Moody, American guitarist
January 24 – Carrie Coon, American actress
January 25
Alicia Keys, American singer, pianist and actress
Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer (d. 2007)
January 26 – Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan conductor
January 27
Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player
Greg Owens, Australian soccer player
January 28
Elijah Wood, American actor and music producer
Gen Hoshino, Japanese actor and singer
January 29
Rachna Khatau, Indian-American actress and singer
Jonny Lang, American musician
Darío Lopilato, Argentine actor
January 30
Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer
Chieko Higuchi, Japanese voice actress
January 31
Gemma Collins, English television personality
Justin Timberlake, American actor and musician
February[edit]

Sara Foster

Tom Hiddleston

Kelly Rowland

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Paris Hilton

Josh Gad

Josh Groban
February 1 – John Gemberling, American actor and comedian
February 2 – Emily Rose, American actress
February 3 – Alisa Reyes, American actress
February 4
Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)
February 5
Lee Eon, South Korean actor and model (d. 2008)
Nora Zehetner, American actress
Sara Foster, American actress
February 6 – Alison Haislip, American actress and former TV personality
February 8
Ralf Little, English actor
Jim Parrack, American actor
February 9
Tom Hiddleston, British actor
The Rev, American drummer (Avenged Sevenfold) (d. 2009)
February 10
Uzo Aduba, American actress
Natasha St-Pier, Canadian singer
Holly Willoughby, British television presenter
Stephanie Beatriz, Argentine-born American Actress
February 11
Kelly Rowland, American singer and actress
Edoardo Molinari, Italian golfer
February 12
Lisa Hannigan, Irish singer, songwriter, and musician
Selena Li, Hong Kong actress
February 13 – Durahim Jamaluddin, Malaysian footballer (d. 2018)
February 14 – Erin Torpey, American actress
February 15
Jenna Morasca, American television personality
Olivia, American singer
February 17
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor and film director
Paris Hilton, American model, heiress, and socialite
February 18
Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player
Ivan Sproule, British footballer
February 20
Adrian Lamo, American computer hacker (d. 2018)
Chris Thile, American mandolinist
Majandra Delfino, American actress
February 23
Josh Gad, American actor
Mai Nakahara, Japanese voice actress
Paleo, American singer-songwriter
Dylan Ryder, American former pornographic actress
February 24 – Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player
February 25
Park Ji-sung, South Korean footballer
Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor
February 26 – Maria Sansone, American journalist and Internet personality
February 27
Josh Groban, American singer
Mat Yeung, Hong Kong actor
March[edit]

Will Power

Bryce Dallas Howard

LeToya Luckett

Julia Stiles

Maarten van der Weijden
March 1
Ana Hickmann, Brazilian model
Adam LaVorgna, American actor
Will Power, Australian racing driver
Brad Winchester, American ice hockey player
Zach Cregger, American actor and comedian
March 2
Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (d. 2010)
Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
March 3
Julius Malema, South African politician
Lil’ Flip, American rapper
Shada Hassoun, Iraqi singer
László Nagy, Hungarian handball player
Cristina Scarlat, Moldovan singer
March 5 – Hanna Alström, Swedish actress
March 6 – Ellen Muth, American actress
March 8 – Adam Jones, Welsh rugby union player
March 9 – Antonio Bryant, American football player
March 10
Samuel Eto’o, Cameroonian footballer
Kristen Maloney, American gymnast
March 11
David Anders, American actor
Lee Evans, American football player
LeToya Luckett, American singer
March 12
Kenta Kobayashi, Japanese professional wrestler
Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenian tennis player
March 15 – Young Buck, American rapper
March 16
Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
Johannes Aigner, Austrian footballer
March 17 – Kyle Korver, American basketball player
March 18
Fabian Cancellara, Swiss road bicycle racer
Vanessa Lee Evigan, American actress
March 19
Declan Bennett, English singer-songwriter
Kolo Touré, Ivorian football player
March 22
Tiffany Dupont, American actress
MIMS, American rapper
March 24 – Philip Winchester, American actor
March 27
Lin Jun Jie, Singaporean singer
Terry McFlynn, British footballer
March 28
Gareth David-Lloyd, Welsh actor
Lindsay Frimodt, American model
Dan Petronijevic, Canadian actor
Julia Stiles, American actress
March 29
Alain Moussi, Gabonese actor and stuntman
Megan Hilty, American actress and singer
PJ Morton, American musician, singer, and producer
Jlloyd Samuel, Trinidadian footballer (d. 2018)
March 31
Gerard McCarthy, British actor
Ryōko Shintani, Japanese voice actress
Maarten van der Weijden, Dutch Olympic swimmer

April[edit]

Taylor Kitsch

Alessandra Ambrosio

Paul Rust

Courtney Peldon

Hayden Christensen

Jessica Alba

Kunal Nayyar
April 1
Aslı Bayram, Turkish German model and actress
Aimee Chan, Chinese-Canadian actress
Hannah Spearritt, British singer (S Club 7) and actress
Nolan Yonkman, Canadian hockey player
April 2
Bethany Joy Lenz, American actress and singer
Raghav, Canadian singer
April 3 – Arfius Arf, British artist
April 5 – Michael A. Monsoor, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2006)
April 6
Eliza Coupe, American actress
Robert Earnshaw, Welsh footballer
April 7
Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer
Terrell Roberts, American football player (d. 2019)
April 8
Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model
Ofer Shechter, Israeli actor
April 9
Milan Bartovič, Slovak hockey player
Eric Harris, American mass murderer (d. 1999)
Ireneusz Jeleń, Polish footballer
April 10
Gretchen Bleiler, American snowboarder
Laura Bell Bundy, American actress and singer
Liz McClarnon, British singer
Michael Pitt, American actor
Timmy Williams, American actor and comedian
April 11 – Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model
April 12 – Paul Rust, American actor and comedian
April 13 – Courtney Peldon, American actress
April 14 – Shinjiro Koizumi, Japanese politician
April 17 – Hanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer
April 18
Jang Na-ra, Korean actress and singer
Audrey Tang, Taiwanese software programmer
April 19
Saskia de Brauw, Dutch model and artist
Hayden Christensen, Canadian-American actor
Troy Polamalu, American football player
Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress
April 21
Mike Christie, English musician
Stephanie Larimore, American model
April 22 – Ken Dorsey, American football player
April 23 – Michelle Knight, American author and kidnap survivor
April 25
Felipe Massa, Brazilian race car driver
John McFall, British paralympic sprinter
Anja Pärson, Swedish alpine skier
April 26
Matthieu Delpierre, French football player
Mariana Ximenes, Brazilian actress
April 27 – Sandy Mölling, German pop singer
April 28 – Jessica Alba, American actress and businesswoman
April 29
Alex Vincent, American actor
Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor
George McCartney, British footballer
April 30 – Emma Pierson, American Television Actress
May[edit]

Robert Buckley

Craig David

Danielle Fishel

Stephen Amell

Rami Malek

Zara Tindall

Georges St-Pierre

Shiri Maimon

Mark Winterbottom

Daniel Bryan

Laura Bailey

Justin Chon
May 1
Alexander Hleb, Belarusian football player
Wes Welker, American football player
May 2
Robert Buckley, American actor
Rina Satō, Japanese voice actress
May 3
Farrah Franklin, American singer
Natalie Tong, Hong Kong actress
U;Nee, South Korean singer and actress (d. 2007)
May 4
Jason Kander, American politician and podcaster
Jacques Rudolph, South African cricketer
May 5
Chris Duncan, American baseball player (d. 2019)
Craig David, English singer
Danielle Fishel, American actress
Zach McGowan, American actor
May 8
Stephen Amell, Canadian actor
Andrés Romero, Argentine golfer
May 11
Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball player
Daisuke Matsui, Japanese football player
Dusán Mukics, Slovene journalist and reporter in Hungary
Terry Pheto, South African actress
Austin O’Brien, American actor and photographer
May 12
Rami Malek, American actor
Kentaro Sato, Japanese composer
Dennis Trillo, Filipino actor
May 13
Sunny Leone, Canadian pornstar and Bollywood actress
Rebecka Liljeberg, Swedish actress
Jimmy Wang Yang, Korean professional wrestler
May 15
Patrice Evra, Senegalese-born French footballer
Justin Morneau, Canadian baseball player
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress
Zara Tindall, British elite equestrienne
May 16 – Joseph Morgan, English actor
May 17 – Shiri Maimon, Israeli pop/R&B singer, TV show host and actress
May 18 – Adam Green, American singer-songwriter
May 19
Sani Bečirovič, Slovenian basketball player
Bong Tae-gyu, South Korean actor
Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer
Georges St-Pierre, Canadian mixed martial arts fighter
May 20
Iker Casillas, Spanish footballer
Sean Conlon, English musician (5ive)
Rachel Platten, American singer-songwriter
Lindsay Taylor, American basketball player
Mark Winterbottom, Australian race car driver
May 21
Josh Hamilton, American baseball player
Anna Rogowska, Polish pole vaulter
May 22
Daniel Bryan, American professional wrestler
Melissa Gregory, American figure skater
May 23
Tim Robinson, American actor and comedian
Charles Rogers, American football player (d. 2019)
May 24 – Penny Taylor, Australian baseball player
May 25 – Logan Tom, American volleyball player.
May 26 – Isaac Slade, American singer-songwriter and pianist
May 27 – Alina Cojocaru, Romanian ballerina
May 28
Laura Bailey, American voice actress
Aaron Schock, American politician
May 29
Justin Chon, American actor
Chris Violette, Canadian actor
Andrey Arshavin, Russian football player
Brian Simnjanovski, American football player (d. 2009)
Alton Ford, American basketball player (d. 2018)
May 30 – Remy Ma, American rapper
May 31 – Jake Peavy, American baseball player
June[edit]

T.J. Miller

Enzo Fortuny

Natalie Portman

Adriana Lima

Chris Evans

Brandon Flowers

Vanessa Ray

Simon Ammann
June 1
Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter
Amy Schumer, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter
Johnny Pemberton, American actor and comedian
June 3
Rich Rundles, American baseball player (d. 2019)
Mike Adam, Canadian curler
June 4
Jennifer Carroll, Canadian swimmer
T.J. Miller, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
Giourkas Seitaridis, Greek footballer
Natalia Vodopyanova, Russian basketball player
June 5 – Jade Goody, British reality show star (d. 2009)
June 6 – Johnny Pacar, American actor
June 7
Enzo Fortuny, Mexican voice actor
Larisa Oleynik, American actress
Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player
June 8
Rachel Held Evans, American Christian columnist, blogger and author (d. 2019)
Alex Band, American musician
Sara Watkins, American violinist
Ai Nonaka, Japanese voice actress
June 9
Vic Chou, Taiwanese actor, singer, and model
Celina Jaitly, Indian actress
Natalie Portman, Israeli-American actress
Anoushka Shankar, British musician and daughter of Ravi Shankar
June 10
Hoku Ho, Hawaiian singer and musician
Burton O’Brien, Scottish footballer
Arwind Santos, Filipino professional basketball player
Jonathan Bennett, American actor and model
June 12
Adriana Lima, Brazilian model
John Gourley, American musician and singer
Jeremy Howard, American actor
June 13 – Chris Evans, American actor
June 14 – Lonneke Engel, Dutch model
June 15
Veljo Reinik, Estonian actor
Haley Scarnato, American singer
Maxey Whitehead, American voice actress
June 16
Ben Kweller, American musician
Joe Saunders, American baseball player
June 17 – Amrita Rao, Indian actress
June 18
Ella Chen, Taiwanese singer
Yurin, Japanese actress, voice actress and singer
June 20 – Alisan Porter, American singer and actress
June 21
Simon Delestre, French equestrian
Brandon Flowers, American singer and keyboardist
İbrahim Öztürk, Turkish footballer
June 22
Mathias Abel, German footballer
Monty Oum, American animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
Chris Urbanowicz, British guitarist
Péter Bajzát, Hungarian footballer
June 23
Antony Costa, English singer
Shi Xin Hui, Malaysian singer
Björn Schlicke, German footballer
June 24
Júnior Assunção, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Tilky Jones, American singer and actor
Cris Lankenau, American actor
Vanessa Ray, American actress and singer
June 25
Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper
Carlo Prater, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Sheridan Smith, English actress
June 27
Sam Hoare, British actor and director
Majida Issa, Colombian actress
John Driscoll, American actor
Cléber Santana, Brazilian footballer (d. 2016)
June 28
Jon Watts, American film director, producer and screenwriter
Mara Santangelo, Italian tennis player
June 29
Joe Johnson, American basketball player
Maria Maya, Brazilian actress
Marijo Šivolija, Croatian boxer
June 30 – Tom Burke, English actor
July[edit]

Ryan Hansen

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Paloma Faith

Summer Glau

Michiel Huisman

Fernando Alonso
July 1 – Orlando Cruz, Puerto Rican boxer
July 2
Paul Anthony Finn, Irish singer and songwriter
Alex Koroknay-Palicz, American activist
July 3
Evgeny Postny, Israeli chess grandmaster
Tevita Leo-Latu, New Zealand rugby league footballer
Brandon Jay McLaren, Canadian actor
July 4 – Tahar Rahim, French actor
July 5
Gianne Albertoni, Brazilian model
Ryan Hansen, American actor
July 6 – Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player
July 7
Brad James, American actor
Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer
Omar Naber, Slovenian singer, songwriter and guitar player
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer
Synyster Gates, American guitarist
July 8
Oka Antara, Indonesian rapper and actor
Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer
Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player
July 9
Jamie Thomas King, English actor
Dylan Taylor, Canadian actor
July 10 – Aleksandar Tunchev, Bulgarian footballer
July 11 – Andre Johnson, American football player
July 12
Bojana Novakovic, Serbian-Australian actress
Rebecca Hunter, English singer and actress
Maya Sar, Bosnian singer
July 13
Michael Mando, Canadian actor, writer and director
Hassan Al Kontar, Syrian refugee
Ágnes Kovács, Hungarian swimmer
Fran Kranz, American actor
July 14
Milow, Belgian singer-songwriter
Lee Mead, British actor
July 15
Peter Odemwingie, Nigerian footballer
Taylor Kinney, American actor and model
Norhafiz Zamani Misbah, Malaysian footballer
OC Ukeje, Nigerian actor, model and musician
July 17
Mélanie Thierry, French actress
Qin Lan, Chinese actress, model, and singer
Jeremy Chan, Singaporean actor, singer and host
July 18
Joel Spira, Swedish actor
Michiel Huisman, Dutch actor, musician and singer-songwriter
July 19
Didz Hammond, bassist/backing vocalist
Nikki Osborne, Australian actress
Anderson Luiz de Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
July 20
Damien Delaney, Irish footballer
Dayang Nurfaizah, Malaysian singer
July 21
Paloma Faith, English singer, songwriter and actress
Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist
Blake Lewis, American singer, songwriter and beatboxer
Chrishell Stause, American actress
Davide Perino, Italian actor and voice actor
July 22
Clive Standen, Northern Irish actor
Josh Lawson, Australian actor
July 23
Steve Jocz, Canadian drummer
Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player
July 24
Summer Glau, American actress
Doug Bollinger, Australian cricketer
July 25
Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player
Finn Bálor (aka Fergal Devitt), Irish professional wrestler
July 26 – Maicon Douglas Sisenando, Brazilian footballer
July 27
Dash Snow, American artist (d. 2009)
Li Xiaopeng, Chinese gymnast
Dan Jones, British historian
July 29
Dyana Liu, American actress
Fernando Alonso, Spanish double Formula 1 world champion
July 30
Chandra Prakash Gharti, Nepalese politician
Lisa Wilhoit, American actress
Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (d. 2017)
July 31
M. Shadows, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold)
Eric Lively, American actor
Vernon Carey, American football player
Ira Losco, Maltese singer
August[edit]

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Roger Federer

Harel Skaat

Meagan Good

Oh Jin-hyek

Jan Frodeno

Ben Barnes

Ross Marquand

Chad Michael Murray

Jay Ryan
August 1
Jordan Wall, American actor
August 3
Fikirte Addis, Ethiopian fashion designer
Travis Willingham, American voice actor
August 4
Abigail Spencer, American actress
Marques Houston, American singer and actor (IMx)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, British princess and American actress
Florian Silbereisen, German singer and television presenter
August 5
Anna Rawson, Australian professional golfer
Carl Crawford, American Major League Baseball outfielder
Rachel Scott, American murder victim (d. 1999)
Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer and actress
Travie McCoy, American alternative hip-hop artist
August 6
Vitantonio Liuzzi, Italian race car driver
Leslie Odom Jr., American actor and singer
August 8
Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player
Meagan Good, American actress
Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
Bradley McIntosh, English pop singer (S Club 7)
Harel Skaat, Israeli singer
August 9 – Li Jiawei, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player
August 10
Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer and actress
Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian badminton player
August 11 – Sandi Thom, Scottish singer & songwriter
August 12
Djibril Cissé, French footballer
Steve Talley, American actor
August 14
Ray William Johnson, American actor, comedian, rapper and YouTuber
Kofi Kingston, Ghanaian professional wrestler
Paul Gallen, Australian Rugby League Player
August 15
Tosyn Bucknor, Nigerian media personality (d. 2018)
Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress
Oh Jin-hyek, South Korean archer
August 18 – Jan Frodeno, German triathlete
August 20 – Ben Barnes, English actor (Prince Caspian)
August 21
Jarrod Lyle, Australian golfer (d. 2018)
Mai Aizawa, Japanese voice actress
Ross Thomas, American actor
Winklevoss twins, American internet entrepreneurs and rowers
August 22 – Ross Marquand, American actor
August 23 – Carmen Luvana, Puerto Rican adult actress
August 24
Jiro Wang, Taiwanese actor and singer (Fahrenheit)
Chad Michael Murray, American actor
August 25
Rachel Bilson, American actress
Shiva Keshavan, Indian luge pilot
August 26 – Nico Muhly, American contemporary classical composer
August 27 – Patrick J. Adams, Canadian actor and director
August 28
Charlie Frye, American National Football League quarterback
Jake Owen, American country music singer-songwriter
August 29
Jay Ryan, New Zealand actor
Karim Darwish, Egyptian squash player
September[edit]

Beyoncé

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jennifer Hudson

Ben Schwartz

Alexis Bledel

Jennifer Tisdale

Christina Milian

Serena Williams

Dominique Moceanu
September 1
Park Hyo-shin, Korean singer
Clinton Portis, American football player
Michael Adamthwaite, Canadian voice actor
September 2 – Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
September 3 – Fearne Cotton, British television presenter
September 4
Jero, American-born Japanese enka singer
Beyoncé, American actress and R&B singer (Destiny’s Child)
Lacey Mosley, American lead vocalist (Flyleaf)
September 6 – Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong singer
September 7 – Natalie McGarry, Scottish National Party politician and Member of Parliament convicted of embezzlement[10] September 8
Dan Fredinburg, American Google executive
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor
September 9
Julie Gonzalo, Argentinian actress
Nancy Wu, Hong Kong actress
September 10 – Marco Chiudinelli, Swiss tennis player
September 11
Dylan Klebold, American mass murderer (d. 1999)
Charles Kelley, American country music singer-songwriter and founding member of Lady Antebellum
September 12
Jennifer Hudson, American singer and actress
Hosea Chanchez, American actor of The Game
September 13 – Angelina Love, Canadian professional wrestler
September 14
Ashley Roberts, American singer (The Pussycat Dolls)
Miyavi, Japanese musician
September 15 – Ben Schwartz, American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer
September 16
Alexis Bledel, American actress
Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress
Nazril Irham, Indonesian singer
September 18 – Jennifer Tisdale, American actress
September 21
Nicole Richie, American actress, singer and socialite
Phoenix Marie, American porn actress
Sarah Whatmore, English singer-songwriter[11] September 22
Ashley Eckstein, American actress
Alexei Ramírez, Cuban baseball player
September 23
Misti Traya, American actress
Natalie Horler, German singer (Cascada)
Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
September 25
Lee Norris, American actor
Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player
Van Hansis, American actor
Shane Tutmarc, American singer-songwriter (Dolour)
September 26
Christina Milian, American R&B singer and actress
Serena Williams, American tennis player
Ayumi Tsunematsu, Japanese voice actress
September 28 – Melissa Claire Egan, American actress
September 29 – Suzanne Shaw, British singer (Hear’Say) and actress
September 30
Cecelia Ahern, Irish author and daughter of Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach
Dominique Moceanu, Romanian-American gymnast
Ashleigh Aston Moore, American child actress (d. 2007)
October[edit]

Rupert Friend

Zlatan Ibrahimović

Raffi Torres

Jun Ji-hyun

Boyd Melson

Guy Sebastian
October 1
Rupert Friend, English actor, director, screenwriter and producer
Roxane Mesquida, French Actress
October 3
Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer
Amanda Walsh, Canadian actress
Seth Gabel, American actor
October 4 – Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)
October 5 – Enrico Fabris, Italian speed skater
October 7 – Austin Eubanks, American motivational speaker (d. 2019)
October 8
Ryuji Sainei, Japanese actor
Raffi Torres, Canadian ice hockey player
Ruby, Egyptian singer
October 9
Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor and producer
Ryoichi Maeda, Japanese footballer
October 10 – Una Healy, Irish singer (The Saturdays)
October 11
Beau Brady, Australian actor.
October 12
Engin Akyürek, Turkish actor
Tom Guiry, American actor
Brian J. Smith, American actor
October 13
Ryan Ashford, English footballer
Kele Okereke, English singer (Bloc Party)
October 14 – Ruslan Alekhno, Russian-Belarusian singer
October 15
Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player
Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver
October 16
Boyd Melson, American boxer
Caterina Scorsone, Canadian actress
October 17 – Tsubasa Imai, Japanese actor, singer and dancer (Tackey & Tsubasa)
October 19 – Christian Bautista, Filipino singer, actor, host, and model
October 20
Willis McGahee, American football player
Stefan Nystrand, Swedish swimmer
October 21 – Nemanja Vidić, Serbian football player
October 22 – Michael Fishman, American actor
October 23
Olivier Occéan, Canadian footballer
Huo Siyan, Chinese actress
October 24
Tila Tequila, Vietnamese-American model and singer
Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress
October 25
Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer
Hiroshi Aoyama, Japanese motorcycle road racer
October 26
Guy Sebastian, original Australian Idol 2003 singer
Sam Brown, American actor and comedian
October 28
Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
Dwayne Cameron, New Zealand actor
Noah Galloway, American former soldier and contestant from Dancing With The Stars
October 29
Jonathan Brown, Australian rules footballer
Amanda Beard, American swimmer
Angelika Dela Cruz, Filipina actress and singer
October 30
Chris Clemons, American football player
Fiona Dourif, American actress, daughter of Brad Dourif
Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean actress
Shaun Sipos, Canadian actor
Ivanka Trump, American model
October 31
Selina Ren, member of Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
Irina Denezhkina, Russian writer
Frank Iero, American guitarist (My Chemical Romance)
November[edit]

Raphael Gualazzi

Allison Tolman

Xabi Alonso

Barbara Pierce Bush

Jenna Bush Hager

Natasha Bedingfield
November 1
Matt Jones, American actor and comedian
LaTavia Roberson, American singer (Destiny’s Child)
November 2
Tatiana Totmianina, Russian figure skater
Katharine Isabelle, Candanian actress
Esha Deol, Indian actress and model
November 3
Blair Chenoweth, American beauty queen
Jackie Gayda, American professional wrestler
November 4
Lakshmi Menon, Indian model
Vince Wilfork, American football player
Paul Tucker Canadian comic-book artist
November 6 – Cassie Bernall, American murder victim (d. 1999)
November 7 – George Pilkington, English footballer
November 8
Joe Cole, English footballer
Azura Skye, American actress
November 9 – Scottie Thompson, American actress
November 10
Tony Blanco, Dominican baseball player
Jason Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2004)
Alison Waite, American model
November 11
Natalie Glebova, Canadian beauty queen
Raphael Gualazzi, Italian singer and pianist, Eurovision Song Contest 2011 runner-up
Susan Kelechi Watson, American actress
The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
November 13
Mark Cardona, Filipino basketball player
Shawn Yue, Hong Kong actor and singer
Kirsten Price, American porn actress
November 14 – Russell Tovey, British actor
November 15 – Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer
November 16 – Caitlin Glass, American voice actress
November 17
Sarah Harding, British singer (Girls Aloud)
Doug Walker, American actor, comedian, film critic, internet personality, and filmmaker
November 18
Allison Tolman, American actress
Christina Vidal, American actress
Nasim Pedrad, Iranian-American actress and comedian
November 19 – Yfke Sturm, Dutch model
November 20
Scott Hutchison, Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist and artist (d. 2018)
Kimberley Walsh, British singer (Girls Aloud)
Andrea Riseborough, English actress
November 21
Bryant McFadden, American football player
Ainārs Kovals, Latvian javelin thrower
November 22
Ben Adams, British singer (A1)
Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
Song Hye-kyo, South Korean actress
November 24 – Lindsey Doe, American sexologist and video blogger
November 25
Xabi Alonso, Spanish footballer
Barbara Pierce Bush, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush
November 26
Natasha Bedingfield, British singer
Jon Ryan, Canadian National Football League football player from Regina, Saskatchewan
Aurora Snow, American pornographic actress
November 27 – Gary Lucy, British actor
November 29
Kimberly Cullum, American actress
Tom Hurndall, British photographer (d. 2004)
John Milhiser, American actor and comedian
Bakhyt Sarsekbayev, Kazakh Olympic boxer
December[edit]

Britney Spears

Lior Suchard

Lynda Thomas

Sienna Miller

Shizuka Arakawa

Ricky Whittle

Matthew Pavlich
December 1 – Kathryn Drysdale, English actress
December 2 – Britney Spears, American singer and entertainer
December 3
Liza Lapira, American actress
David Villa, Spanish footballer
Brian Bonsall, American actor
Tyjuan Hagler, American football player
December 4
Lila McCann, American singer
December 6 – Lior Suchard, Israeli mentalist
December 8 – Philip Rivers, NFL quarterback of the San Diego Chargers
December 9 – Dia Mirza, Bollywood actress
December 11
Zacky Vengeance, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold)
Javier Saviola, Argentine soccer player
Kevin Phillips, American film actor
Jeff McComsey, American artist
Nikki Benz, Ukrainian-American porn actress
Halina Perez, Filipina actress (d. 2004)
December 12 – Spencer Johnson, NFL player
December 13
Mathis Bailey, American-Canadian novelist and fiction writer
Amy Lee, American pianist/singer-songwriter (Evanescence)
December 14 – Amber Chia, Malaysian model and actress
December 15
Victoria Summer, English actress
Michelle Dockery, British actress
Thomas Herrion, American football player (d. 2005)
Donal Coonan, UK presenter for Channel 4’s webshow thisisaknife
Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russian soccer player
December 16
Krysten Ritter, American actress
Gaby Moreno, Guatemalan singer
A. J. Allmendinger, American race car driver
December 17
Houari Manar, Algerian raï singer (d. 2019)
Wacław Kiełtyka, Polish musician and composer
December 21
Lynda Thomas, Mexican eurodance and alternative rock musician
Cristian Zaccardo, Italian footballer
December 24 – Dima Bilan, Russian pop-singer
December 26 – Nikolai Nikolaeff, Australian actor
December 27
Jay Ellis, American actor
Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer
Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress
December 28
Elizabeth Jordan Carr, first American test-tube baby
Sienna Miller, American-born English actress
Khalid Boulahrouz, Dutch footballer
December 29
Charlotte Riley, English actress
Shizuka Arakawa, Japanese figure skater
December 30
Kyle Eckel, American National Football League player
Haley Paige, Mexican-American porn actress (d. 2007)
December 31
Ricky Whittle, English actor
Matthew Pavlich, former professional Australian rules footballer
Dr. Malik Hammad Lang, Peace Activist, Historian.
Deaths[edit] January[edit]

Richard Boone

Beulah Bondi

Adele Astaire
January 1
Kazimierz Michałowski, Polish archaeologist (b. 1901)
Mauri Rose, American race car champion (b. 1906)
January 3
Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria (b. 1883)
Marvin Opler, American anthropologist (b. 1914)
January 5
Harold Urey, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
Lanza del Vasto, Italian-born philosopher, poet and activist (b. 1901)
January 6 – A. J. Cronin, Scottish novelist (b. 1896)
January 7 – John Pascal, American playwright, screenwriter, author and journalist (b. 1932)
January 8 – Matthew Beard, American actor (b. 1925)
January 10
Katherine Alexander, American actress (b. 1898)
Richard Boone, American actor (b. 1917)
Prince Welf Ernst of Hanover (b. 1947)
January 11 – Beulah Bondi, American actress (b. 1889)
January 12 – Sir John Nicoll, British colonial governor (b. 1899)
January 13 – Robert Kellard, American actor (b. 1915)
January 16 – Bernard Lee, English actor (b. 1908)
January 19 – Francesca Woodman, American photographer (b. 1958)
January 21 – Allyn Joslyn, American actor (b. 1901)
January 23
Samuel Barber, American composer (b. 1910)
Lobsang Rampa (Cyril Henry Hoskin), English author (b. 1910)
January 25 – Adele Astaire, American actress (b. 1896)
January 27 – Léo Collard, Belgian Socialist politician (b. 1902)
January 29 – Lajos Korányi, Hungarian footballer (b. 1907)
January 30 – John Gordon, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1912)
January 31 – Cozy Cole, American jazz drummer (b. 1909)
February[edit]

Bill Haley

Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha

Ilo Wallace
February 1
Wanda Hendrix, American actress (b. 1928)
Ernst Pepping, German composer (b. 1901)
Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian composer (b. 1908)
February 2 – Hugh Joseph Addonizio, Italian-born American politician and Mayor of Newark (b. 1914)
February 3 – Normand Poirier, French-born American newspaper editor, journalist and essayist (b. 1928)
February 4 – Mario Camerini, Italian film director and screenwriter (b. 1895)
February 6 – Frederica of Hanover, Queen Consort of the Hellenes and wife of King Paul of Greece (b. 1917)
February 7 – Hermann Esser, German journalist and editor of the Nazi newspaper Völkischer Beobachter (b. 1900)
February 9
Bill Haley, American rock musician, member of Bill Haley & The Comets (b. 1925)
Jack Z. Anderson, U.S. Representative from California (b. 1904)
February 10 – Hubert Shirley-Smith, British civil engineer (b. 1901)
February 12 – Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape, British admiral (b. 1888)
February 15 – Karl Richter, German conductor (b. 1926)
February 17 – David Garnett, British writer (b. 1892)
February 18
John Knudsen Northrop, American airplane manufacturer (b. 1895)
Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha, Egyptian politician, 28th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1896)
February 20 – Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg, French magazine editor and playboy (b. 1904)
February 22
Michael Maltese, American screenwriter (b. 1908)
Curtis Bernhardt, German film director (b. 1899)
Ilo Wallace, wife of Henry A. Wallace, Second Lady of the United States (b. 1888)
February 25
Leonard Howell, Founder of Rastafarianism (b. 1898)
Gunichi Mikawa, Japanese admiral (b. 1888)
February 26
Howard Hanson, American composer (b. 1896)
Roger Tonge, British actor (b. 1946)
February 27 – Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (b. 1920)
March[edit]

Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón

Max Delbrück

John S. McCain Jr.

Douglas Lowe
March 1 – Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón, 14th President of Panama (b. 1903)
March 4 – Torin Thatcher, American actor (b. 1905)
March 5 – Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)
March 6 – George Geary, English cricketer (b. 1893)
March 7
Peter Birch, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1911)
Bosley Crowther, American film critic (b. 1905)
Kirill Kondrashin, Russian conductor (b. 1914)
Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, American tennis champion (b. 1908)
March 8 – Joseph Henry Woodger, British theoretical biologist (b. 1894)
March 9 – Max Delbrück, German biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1906)
March 10 – Flavio Calzavara, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
March 14
Paolo Grassi, Italian actor (b. 1919)
Eleanor Perry, American screenwriter and author (b. 1914)
March 15 – René Clair, French film director (b. 1898)
March 20 – Gerry Bertier, American college football player (b. 1953)
March 21 – Mark Donskoy, Russian Soviet film director (b. 1901)
March 22
John S. McCain Jr., American admiral (b. 1911)
Gil Puyat, Filipino businessman and politician, Senator of the Philippines and Senate President (b. 1907)
March 23
Claude Auchinleck, British field marshal (b. 1884)
Mike Hailwood, English motorcycle racer (b. 1940)
Beatrice Tinsley, English astronomer (b. 1941)
March 26 – Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist, geneticist and eugenicist, (b. 1903)
March 29 – Eric Williams, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1911)
March 30
Sherman Edwards, American songwriter (b. 1919)
Douglas Lowe, British Olympic athlete (b. 1902)
DeWitt Wallace, American magazine publisher (b. 1889)
March 31 – Frank Tieri, American gangster (b. 1904)
April[edit]

Lucile Godbold

Joe Louis

Prince Yasuhiko Asaka
April 3 – Juan Trippe, Airline entrepreneur (b. 1899)
April 4 – Brad Johnson, American actor (b. 1924)
April 5
Bob Hite, American musician (b. 1943)
Lucile Godbold, American Olympic athlete (b. 1900)
Maurice Zbriger, Canadian violinist, composer and conductor (b. 1896)
April 6 – Alfredo Guarini, Italian director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1901)
April 7 – Norman Taurog, American film director (b. 1899)
April 8
Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya, Indian entomologist (b. 1895)
Omar N. Bradley, American army general (b. 1893)
April 12
Joe Louis, American boxer (b. 1914)
Hendrik Andriessen, Dutch composer (b. 1892)
April 13 – Prince Yasuhiko Asaka of Japan (b. 1887)
April 15
John Thach, American naval aviator and admiral (b. 1905)
Lorenzo Guerrero, former President of Nicaragua (b. 1900)
April 17 – Ludwik Sempoliński, Polish actor (b. 1899)
April 18 – James H. Schmitz, German-born writer (b. 1911)
April 22 – Marcia King, murder victim (b. 1959)
April 23
Nietta Zocchi, Italian actress (b. 1909)
Josep Pla, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1897)
April 26
Jim Davis, American actor (b. 1909)
Madge Evans, American actress (b. 1909)
April 27 – John Aspinwall Roosevelt, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1916)
April 28 – Cliff Battles, American football player (Boston Redskins) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1910)
May[edit]

Odd Hassel

Bob Marley

William Saroyan

Stefan Wyszyński

Soong Ching-ling

Gyula Lóránt

Giuseppe Pella
May 1 – Barry Jones, American actor (b. 1893)
May 5 – Bobby Sands, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1954)
May 6 – Frank O’Grady, Australian public servant (b. 1900)
May 7 – Hiromichi Yahara, Imperial Japanese Army officer (b. 1902)
May 8
Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia (b. 1897)
Uri Zvi Greenberg, Israeli poet and journalist (b. 1896)
May 9
Nelson Algren, American author (b. 1909)
Ralph Allen, English footballer (b. 1906)
Margaret Lindsay, American actress (b. 1910)
May 11
Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
Bob Marley, Jamaican rock musician and guitarist (b. 1945)
May 12 – Benjamin Sheares, Singaporean politician and professor, 2nd President of Singapore (b. 1907)
May 13 – Ben Andrews, American actor (b. 1942)
May 17 – Hugo Friedhofer, German-American film composer (b. 1901)
May 18
Eleonore Baur, German Nazi and only woman to participate in Munich Beer Hall Putsch (b. 1885)
Arthur O’Connell, American actor (b. 1908)
William Saroyan, American author (b. 1908)
May 20 – Dositej, Metropolitan of Skopje (b. 1906)
May 21 – Yuki Shimoda, American actor (b. 1921)
May 22 – Boris Sagal, Ukrainian-American television and film director (b. 1923)
May 23
George Jessel, American actor (b. 1898)
Donald Macintyre, British naval officer and naval historian (b. 1904)
May 24
Jaime Roldós Aguilera, 33rd President of Ecuador (b. 1940)
A. Thiagarajah, Sri Lankan Tamil teacher and politician (b. 1916)
Jack Warner, British actor (b. 1895)
May 25
Armando de Armas Romero, Cuban painter (b. 1914)
Rosa Ponselle, American soprano (b. 1897)
Ruby Payne-Scott, Australian radio astronomer (b. 1912)
May 28
John Bryan Ward-Perkins, British archaeologist (b. 1912)
Mary Lou Williams, American jazz pianist (b. 1910)
Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Roman Catholic prelate, archbishop and Servant of God (b. 1901)
May 29 – Soong Ching-ling, Acting head of State of the People’s Republic of China (b. 1893)
May 30
Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
Peter Lindgren, Swedish actor (b. 1915)
Ziaur Rahman, 7th President of Bangladesh (b. 1936)
May 31
Gyula Lóránt, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1923)
Giuseppe Pella, Italian politician, 31st Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1902)
June[edit]

Rino Gaetano

Zarah Leander
June 1 – Carl Vinson, U.S. Congressman (b. 1883)
June 2 – Rino Gaetano, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
June 5 – Miguel Contreras Torres, Mexican actor, director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1899)
June 9 – Allen Ludden, American television game show host (b. 1917)
June 10
Jenny Maxwell, American actress (b. 1941)
Phelps Phelps, 38th Governor of American Samoa and United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic (d. 1897)
June 12 – Mahmoud Fawzi, Egyptian diplomat and political figure, 35th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1900)
June 13 – George Walsh, American actor (b. 1889)
June 14 – Sir Ronald Holmes, British government official in Hong Kong (b. 1913)
June 16 – Sir Thomas Playford, Australian politician, Premier of South Australia (b. 1891)
June 17
Sir Richard O’Connor, British general (b. 1889)
Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (b. 1889)
June 18 – Pamela Hansford Johnson, English poet, novelist, playwright, literary and social critic (b. 1912)
June 19
Billy Cook, American actor (b. 1928)
Anya Phillips, American co-founder of New York City’s Mudd Club (b. 1955)
Lotte Reiniger, German-born silhouette animator (b. 1899)
June 22
Henri Bouillard, French Jesuit theologian (b. 1908)
Lola Lane, American actress and singer (b. 1906)
June 23 – Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1907)
June 28
Mohammad Beheshti, Chief Justice of Iran (b. 1928)
Terry Fox, Canadian athlete and cancer activist (b. 1958)
July[edit]

Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi

Blessed Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa

Robert Moses
July 1
Marcel Breuer, Hungarian-born American architect (b. 1902)
George Voskovec, Czech-American actor, writer, dramatist and director (b. 1905)
July 3 – Ross Martin, American actor (b. 1920)
July 7 – Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi, South Yemenite socialist leader, 1st President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) (b. 1920)
July 8
Joe McDonnell, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1951)
Isaac Soyer, American painter (b. 1902)
July 10
Giorgio De Lullo, Italian actor and director (b. 1921)
Ken Rex McElroy, American murder victim (b. 1934)
July 16 – Harry Chapin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1942)
July 22 – Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa, Mexican Roman Catholic religious professed and Blessed (b. 1904)
July 27
Adam Walsh, American murder victim, inspired Code Adam (b. 1974)
William Wyler, American movie director (b. 1902)
July 28 – Stanley Francis Rother, American priest, martyr, and Blessed (b. 1935)
July 29 – Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)
July 31 – Omar Torrijos, Panamanian leader (b. 1929)
August[edit]

Melvyn Douglas
August 1
Paddy Chayefsky, American screenwriter (b. 1923)
Álvaro de Laiglesia, Spanish writer (b. 1922)
August 2
Delfo Cabrera, Argentine athlete (b. 1919)
Stefanie Clausen, Danish diver (b. 1900)
August 4 – Melvyn Douglas, American actor (b. 1901)
August 14 – Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (b. 1894)
August 15
Carol Ryrie Brink, American novelist (b. 1895)
Carlo Buscaglia, Italian football player (b. 1909)
Karl Gero, Duke of Urach, Lichtenstein noble (b. 1899)
August 18 – Anita Loos, American screenwriter (b. 1888)
August 19 – Jessie Matthews, English dancer, singer and actress (b. 1907)
August 22 – Glauber Rocha, Brazilian filmmaker (b. 1939)
August 27 – Valeri Kharlamov, Soviet ice hockey player (b. 1948)
August 28 – Béla Guttmann, Hungarian-born Association football coach (b. 1899)
August 29 – Lowell Thomas, American writer and broadcater (b. 1892)
August 30
Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 47th Prime Minister of Iran and 2nd President of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)
Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, Iranian theologian and politician, 48th Prime Minister of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)
Vera-Ellen, American actress and dancer (b. 1921)
September[edit]

Albert Speer

Robert Montgomery

Romulo Betancourt
September 1
Ann Harding, American actress (b. 1902)
Albert Speer, German Nazi architect and war minister (b. 1905)
September 2 – Enid Lyons, Australia politician (b. 1897)
September 3 – Alec Waugh, British novelist (b. 1898)
September 7
Edwin Albert Link, American pioneer in aviation, underwater archaeology, and submersibles, and inventor of aeronautical, navigation, and oceanographic equipment (b. 1904)
Christy Brown, Irish writer and painter (b. 1932)
September 8
Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist (b. 1901)
September 9
Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist (b. 1901)
Ricardo Balbín, Argentine politician, leader of the Radical Civic Union (UCR) (b. 1904)
Sir Robert (Bob) Askin, Premier of New South Wales (b. 1907)
September 11 – Frank McHugh, American actor (b. 1898)
September 12 – Eugenio Montale, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
September 14 – Charles L. Melson, American admiral (b. 1904)
September 15
Harold Bennett, British actor (b. 1899)
Rafael Méndez, Mexican-born trumpet virtuoso (b. 1906)
September 21 – Nigel Patrick, English actor (b. 1912)
September 22 – Harry Warren, American songwriter (b. 1893)
September 23 – Chief Dan George, Canadian actor and writer, tribal chief of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation (b. 1899)
September 24 – Patsy Kelly, American actress (b. 1910)
September 27 – Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (b. 1904)
September 28
Rómulo Betancourt, 2-time President of Venezuela (b. 1908)
Sir Edward Boyle, Baron Boyle of Hand

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Royal Mail 1981 50th Anniversary of National Trust

Royal Mail 1981 50th Anniversary of National Trust

1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1981st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 981st year of the 2nd millennium, the 81st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1980s decade.

January – The subterranean Sarawak Chamber is discovered in Borneo.
January 1
Greece enters the European Economic Community, predecessor of the European Union.
Palau becomes a self-governing territory.
January 2 – One of the largest investigations by a British police force ends when serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", is arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
January 10 – Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments.
January 15 – Pope John Paul II receives a delegation led by Polish Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa at the Vatican.
January 16 – Loyalists shoot and seriously wound Irish nationalist activist Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and her husband.
January 17 – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law.
January 19 – United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
January 20 – Iran releases the 52 Americans held for 444 days minutes after Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President of the United States, ending the Iran hostage crisis.
January 21 – The first DeLorean automobile, a stainless steel sports car with gull-wing doors, rolls off the production line in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.
January 23 – An earthquake of M 6.8 magnitude in Sichuan, China kills 150.
January 25
Jiang Qing ("Madame Mao") is sentenced to death in the People’s Republic of China.
In South Africa the largest part of the town Laingsburg is swept away within minutes by one of the strongest floods ever experienced in the Great Karoo.
January 27 – The Indonesian passenger ship Tamponas 2 catches fire and capsizes in the Java Sea, killing 580.
February[edit] Main article: February 1981
February 4 – Gro Harlem Brundtland becomes Prime Minister of Norway.
February 8 – In Greece, 20 fans of Olympiacos F.C. and one fan of AEK Athens die, while 54 are injured, after a stampede at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, possibly because Gate 7 does not open immediately after the end of the game.
February 9 – Polish Prime Minister Józef Pińkowski resigns and is replaced by General Wojciech Jaruzelski.
February 14
Stardust fire: A fire at the Stardust nightclub in Artane, Dublin, Ireland in the early hours kills 48 people and injures 214.
Australia withdraws recognition of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia.
February 17–22 – Pope John Paul II visits the Philippines.
February 23 – 1981 Spanish coup d’état attempt ("23-F"): Antonio Tejero, with members of the Guardia Civil, enters the Spanish Congress of Deputies and stops the session where Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo is about to be named president of the government. The coup fails following its denouncement by King Juan Carlos.
February 24 – A powerful, M 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Athens, killing 22 people, injuring 400 people and destroying several buildings and 4,000 houses, mostly in Corinth and the nearby towns of Loutraki, Kiato and Xylokastro.
March[edit] Main article: March 1981
March 1 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Bobby Sands, a Provisional Irish Republican Army member, begins a hunger strike for political status at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh) in Northern Ireland, dying on May 5, the first of 10 IRA hunger strikers to die.
March 11 – Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet is sworn in as President of Chile for another 8-year term.
March 17 – In Italy the Propaganda Due Masonic lodge is discovered.
March 19 – Three workers are killed and 5 injured during a ground test of Space Shuttle Columbia at Kennedy Space Center in the United States.
March 29 – The first London Marathon starts with 7,500 runners.
March 30 – Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan: U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.; 2 police officers and Press Secretary James Brady are also wounded.
April[edit] Main article: April 1981
April 1 – Daylight saving time is introduced in the Soviet Union.
April 4 – UK pop group Bucks Fizz’s song Making Your Mind Up wins the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
April 11 – 1981 Brixton riot: Rioters in south London throw petrol bombs, attack police and loot shops.
April 12 – The Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Columbia with NASA astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen launches on the STS-1 mission, returning to Earth on April 14. It is the first time a manned reusable spacecraft has returned from orbit.

April 12: First Space Shuttle launch: Columbia, April 12, 1981.
April 15 – The first Coca-Cola bottling plant in China is opened.[1] April 18 – A Minor League Baseball game between the Rochester Red Wings and the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, becomes the longest professional baseball game in history: 8 hours and 25 minutes/33 innings (the 33rd inning is not played until June 23).
April 26 – French presidential election: A first-round runoff results between Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and François Mitterrand.
May[edit] Main article: May 1981
May – Daniel K. Ludwig abandons the Jari project in the Amazon basin.
May 1 – Pensions in Chile: The new Chilean pension system, based on private pension funds, begins.
May 4 – The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) was founded in Vienna by law students from Austria, West Germany, Poland and Hungary.
May 5 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Bobby Sands, Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and abstentionist Member of Parliament of the House of Commons, dies, aged 27, on hunger strike in prison in Northern Ireland.
May 6 – A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Lin’s design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. from 1,421 other entries.
May 11 – Jamaican singer Bob Marley dies aged 36 from cancer in Miami, Florida.
May 13 – Pope John Paul II assassination attempt: Pope John Paul II is shot and nearly killed by Mehmet Ali Ağca, a Turkish gunman, as he enters St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City to address a general audience. The Pope recovers.
May 15 – Donna Payant is murdered by serial killer Lemuel Smith, the first time a female prison officer has been killed on-duty in the United States.
May 21
François Mitterrand becomes the first socialist President of the French Fifth Republic.
In the National Hockey League, the New York Islanders win their second consecutive Stanley Cup defeating the Minnesota North Stars four games to one.
May 22 – Peter Sutcliffe is found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment on 13 counts of murder and 7 of attempted murder in England.
May 25
In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Alain Robert scales the Willis Tower in Chicago.
May 26 – The Italian government resigns over its links to the fascist Masonic cell Propaganda Due.
May 30 – Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is assassinated in Chittagong.
May 31 – Burning of Jaffna library, one of the most violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the century.
June[edit] Main article: June 1981
June 5 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States report that 5 homosexual men in Los Angeles have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, the first recognized cases of AIDS.
June 6 – Bihar train disaster: Seven coaches of an overcrowded passenger train fall off the tracks into the Bagmati River in Bihar, India, killing between 500 and 800.
June 7 – The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor killing ten Iraqi troops and a French technician.
June 12
Raiders of the Lost Ark is released in theaters.
1981 Major League Baseball strike begins in the United States.
June 13 – At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, Marcus Sarjeant fires 6 blank shots at Elizabeth II.
June 18
The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is founded.
The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter makes its first flight at Groom Lake (Area 51), Nevada.
June 22 – Iranian president Abolhassan Banisadr is deposed.
June 27
The first game of paintball is played in Henniker, New Hampshire.
The E-mu Emulator sampler keyboard with floppy disk operation is unveiled at NAMM international Sound & Music Expo, Chicago. Production Model Serial Number 001 is issued to Stevie Wonder.[2] July[edit] Main article: July 1981
July 2 – Wonderland murders: The Wonderland Gang of cocaine dealers is brutally murdered in a massacre involving Eddie Nash in Los Angeles.
July 3 – The Toxteth riots in Liverpool, England, start after a mob saves a youth from being arrested. Shortly afterward, the Chapeltown riots in Leeds start after increased racial tension.
July 7 – United States President Ronald Reagan nominates the first woman, Sandra Day O’Connor, to the Supreme Court of the United States.
July 8 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Irish republican volunteer Joe McDonnell dies at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh) in Northern Ireland after a 61-day hunger strike.
July 9 – Donkey Kong is released, marking the first Donkey Kong and Mario smash hit arcade game developed by Nintendo in Japan.
July 10
Mahathir bin Mohamad becomes the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
1981 Handsworth riots in Birmingham begin, followed by further 1981 England riots in several urban areas including Liverpool and Leeds.
July 16–21 – England become the first team this century to win a cricket Test match after the follow-on when they beat Australia by 18 runs at Headingley cricket ground, Leeds, England.
July 17
Hyatt Regency walkway collapse: Two skywalks filled with people at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, collapse into a crowded atrium lobby, killing 114.
Israeli aircraft bomb Beirut, destroying multi-story apartment blocks containing the offices of PLO associated groups, killing approximately 300 civilians and resulting in worldwide condemnation and a U.S. embargo on the export of aircraft to Israel.[3] July 19 – The 1981 Springbok Tour commences in New Zealand, amid controversy over the support of apartheid.
July 21 – Panda Tohui is born in Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City, the first panda to ever be born and survive in captivity outside of China.
July 29 – A worldwide television audience of over 750 million people watch the Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
July 30 – Summer 1981 hunger demonstrations in Poland: As many as 50,000 demonstrators, mostly women and children, take to the streets in Łódź to protest food ration shortages in Communist Poland.
August[edit] Main article: August 1981
August 1 – The first 24-hour video music channel MTV (Music Television) is launched in the United States and airs its first video, Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles.
August 9 – 1981 Major League Baseball strike ends in the United States and Major League Baseball resumes with the All-Star Game in Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium.
August 12 – The original Model 5150 IBM PC (with a 4.77 MHz Intel 8088 processor) is released in the United States at a base price of $1,565.
August 19
Gulf of Sidra incident: Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi sends two Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets to intercept two U.S. Navy fighters over the Gulf of Sidra. The U.S. jets destroy the Libyan fighters.
Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT) is founded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Sílvio Santos.
August 23 – South African troops attack SWAPO bases in Xangongo and Ongiva, Angola during Operation Protea.
August 24 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering John Lennon in Manhattan eight months earlier.
August 27 – North Korea fires a surface-to-air missile at a U.S. SR-71 Blackbird spy plane flying in South Korean and international airspace. The missile misses and the airplane is unharmed.[4] August 30 – Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 2nd President and 76th Prime Minister of Iran & Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, 77th Prime Minister of Iran are killed in terroristic explosion by People’s Mujahedin of Iran.
August 31 – A bomb explodes at the United States Ramstein Air Base in West Germany, injuring 20 people.
September[edit] Main article: September 1981
September 1 – Gregorio Conrado Álvarez is inaugurated as a military de facto President of Uruguay.
September 4 – An explosion at a mine in Záluží, Czechoslovakia, kills 65 people.
September 8 – The first episode of the extremely popular British television sitcom Only Fools and Horses, "Big Brother", is shown on BBC One.
September 10 – Picasso’s painting Guernica is moved from New York to Madrid.
September 15
Our Lady of Akita in Japan cries for the last time, on the Feast of [[Our Lady of Sorrows].
The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world, at 150 years old, when it operates under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
September 16 – Postman Pat is first aired on BBC One in the United Kingdom.
September 17 – Ric Flair defeats Dusty Rhodes to win his first World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship in Kansas City.
September 18 – Capital punishment in France is abolished.
September 19
Simon & Garfunkel perform The Concert in Central Park, a free concert in New York in front of approximately half a million people.
Solidarity Day march, in support of organized labor, draws approximately 250,000 people in Washington, D.C.
September 20 – The Brazilian river boat Sobral Santos capsizes in the Amazon River, Óbidos, Brazil, killing at least 300.
September 21 – Belize, formerly British Honduras, gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
September 25
Sandra Day O’Connor takes her seat as the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Rolling Stones begin their Tattoo You American tour at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.
September 26
The Boeing 767 airliner makes its first flight.
The Sydney Tower opens to the public in Australia.
September 27 – TGV high-speed rail service between Paris and Lyon, France begins.
September 27–29 – Iran–Iraq War: Iranian forces break the Siege of Abadan in Operation Samen-ol-A’emeh.
September 28 – The classic animated comedy espionage TV series Danger Mouse debuts on ITV in the U.K.
October[edit] Main article: October 1981
October 2 – English rock band The Police releases Ghost in the Machine.
October 5 – Raoul Wallenberg becomes a posthumously honorary citizen of the United States.
October 6 – Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is assassinated during a parade by army members who belong to the Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization led by Khalid Islambouli who are opposed to his negotiations with Israel.
October 10 – The Ministry for Education of Japan issues the jōyō kanji.
October 14 – Vice President Hosni Mubarak is elected President of Egypt, one week after Anwar Sadat’s assassination.
October 16 – Gas explosions at a coal mine at Hokutan, Yūbari, Hokkaidō, Japan kill 93.
October 21 – Andreas Papandreou becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
October 22 – The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organization faction led by Hareram Sharma and D. P. Singh begins.
October 27 – Soviet submarine S-363 runs aground outside the Karlskrona, Sweden military base.
November[edit] Main article: November 1981

November 1: Antigua and Barbuda.
November 1 – Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom.
November 9 – Slavery in Mauritania is abolished by Edict No. 81-234.
November 12 – The Church of England General Synod votes to admit women to holy orders.
November 16 – In U.S. soap opera General Hospital, Luke and Laura marry; it is the highest-rated hour in daytime television history.
November 18 – COMDEX Fall: IBM introduces the IBM PC; Scientific Solutions announces the first PC add-in cards.
November 22 – The Edmonton Eskimos (14-1-1) barely stave off defeat and win a record 4th consecutive Grey Cup in the Canadian Football League, at the 69th Grey Cup at Montréal’s Olympic Stadium defeating the Ottawa Rough Riders (5-11-0) 26-23 in the final three seconds; after being down 20–1 at halftime.[5] November 23
Iran–Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), authorizing the Central Intelligence Agency to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
1981 United Kingdom tornado outbreak, the largest recorded tornado outbreak in European history.[6] November 25–26 – A group of mercenaries led by Mike Hoare take over Mahe airport in the Seychelles in a coup attempt. Most of them escape by a commandeered Air India passenger jet; six are later arrested.
November 30–December 17 – Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union attempt to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe; the meetings end inconclusively.
December[edit] Main article: December 1981
December 1 – An Inex-Adria Aviopromet McDonnell Douglas MD-80 strikes a mountain peak and crashes while approaching Ajaccio Airport in Corsica, killing all 180 people on board.
December 4 – South Africa grants Ciskei independence, not recognized outside South Africa.
December 7 – Rotary International charters the Rotary Club of Grand Baie, Mauritius.
December 8
The No. 21 Mine explosion in Whitwell, Tennessee kills 13.
Arthur Scargill becomes President-elect of the National Union of Mineworkers (Great Britain).
December 10 – During the Ministerial Session of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, Spain signs the Protocol of Accession to NATO.
December 11
Boxing: Muhammad Ali loses to Trevor Berbick; this proves to be Ali’s last-ever fight.
El Mozote massacre: In El Salvador, army units kill 900 civilians.
December 13
Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland, to prevent the dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity.
Clube de Regatas do Flamengo wins the Intercontinental Cup (football) after a 3–0 win against Liverpool.
December 15 – A car bomb destroys the Iraqi Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 61 people; Syrian intelligence is blamed.
December 17 – American Brigadier General James L. Dozier is kidnapped in Verona by the Italian Red Brigades.
December 20 – The Penlee lifeboat disaster occurs off the coast of South-West Cornwall.
December 21 – Preferential Trade Area (PTA) for Eastern and Southern Africa.
December 28 – The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.
December 31 – A coup d’état in Ghana removes President Hilla Limann’s PNP government and replaces it with the PNDC led by Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings.
Date unknown[edit] January to March – Heavy snow causes many houses and buildings to collapse in northwestern Japan; 152 are killed.
Cuba suffers a major outbreak of Dengue fever, with 344,203 cases.[7] Use of crack cocaine, a smokeable form of the drug, first reported in the United States and Caribbean.[8] Luxor AB presents the ABC 800 computer.
Polybius, an urban legend game, is said to have been released in Portland, Oregon; there is no evidence for its existence.
The State Council of the People’s Republic of China lists the cities of Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Guilin as those where the protection of historical and cultural heritage, as well as natural scenery, should be treated as a priority project.
Pepsi enters China.[9] The Millennium translation of Saint Edward the Martyr’s relics from Wareham to Shaftesbury in England is observed in a reenactment.
Births[edit] Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December
January[edit]

Eden Riegel

Eli Manning

Rinko Kikuchi

Jérémie Renier

Jared Kushner

Pitbull

Ray J

Alicia Keys

Elijah Wood

Justin Timberlake
January 1
Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian race car driver
Mladen Petrić, Croatian football player
Eden Riegel, American actress
January 2 – Maxi Rodríguez, Argentine footballer
January 3 – Eli Manning, American football player
January 4
Silvy De Bie, Belgian singer
Aaron Schwartz, American actor
January 5
Deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman), Canadian DJ/producer
Brooklyn Sudano, American actress
January 6
Mike Jones, American rapper
Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress
Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor
January 7 – Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
January 8
Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player
Genevieve Cortese, American actress
Jeff Francis, Canadian pitcher
January 9
Caroline Lufkin, American singer
Euzebiusz Smolarek, Polish footballer
January 10
Jared Kushner, American investor
Tamta, Georgian-Greek singer
January 11
Jamelia, British singer
Tom Meighan, British singer and songwriter
January 12 – Quentin Griffin, American football player
January 15
Howie Day, American singer and songwriter
El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer
Pitbull, American hip-hop musician and record producer
January 16 – Marta Roure, Andorran singer and actress
January 17
Scott Mechlowicz, American actor
Ray J, American rapper and singer
January 18 – Otgonbayar Ershuu, Mongolian visual artist
January 19
Lucho González, Argentine footballer
Bitsie Tulloch, American actress
Thaila Zucchi, English singer and actress
January 20
Brendan Fevola, Australian rules footballer
Owen Hargreaves, Canadian-born English footballer
Jason Richardson, American basketball player
January 21
Dany Heatley, German-born hockey player
Izabella Miko, Polish actress and dancer
Mohd Amri Yahyah, Malaysian footballer
January 22
Chantelle Anderson, American basketball player
O. T. Fagbenle, English actor, writer, and director
Willa Ford, American singer, television hostess, and actress
Beverley Mitchell, American actress
Ben Moody, American guitarist
January 24 – Carrie Coon, American actress
January 25
Alicia Keys, American singer, pianist and actress
Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer (d. 2007)
January 26 – Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan conductor
January 27
Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player
Greg Owens, Australian soccer player
January 28
Elijah Wood, American actor and music producer
Gen Hoshino, Japanese actor and singer
January 29
Rachna Khatau, Indian-American actress and singer
Jonny Lang, American musician
Darío Lopilato, Argentine actor
January 30
Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer
Chieko Higuchi, Japanese voice actress
January 31
Gemma Collins, English television personality
Justin Timberlake, American actor and musician
February[edit]

Sara Foster

Tom Hiddleston

Kelly Rowland

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Paris Hilton

Josh Gad

Josh Groban
February 1 – John Gemberling, American actor and comedian
February 2 – Emily Rose, American actress
February 3 – Alisa Reyes, American actress
February 4
Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)
February 5
Lee Eon, South Korean actor and model (d. 2008)
Nora Zehetner, American actress
Sara Foster, American actress
February 6 – Alison Haislip, American actress and former TV personality
February 8
Ralf Little, English actor
Jim Parrack, American actor
February 9
Tom Hiddleston, British actor
The Rev, American drummer (Avenged Sevenfold) (d. 2009)
February 10
Uzo Aduba, American actress
Natasha St-Pier, Canadian singer
Holly Willoughby, British television presenter
Stephanie Beatriz, Argentine-born American Actress
February 11
Kelly Rowland, American singer and actress
Edoardo Molinari, Italian golfer
February 12
Lisa Hannigan, Irish singer, songwriter, and musician
Selena Li, Hong Kong actress
February 13 – Durahim Jamaluddin, Malaysian footballer (d. 2018)
February 14 – Erin Torpey, American actress
February 15
Jenna Morasca, American television personality
Olivia, American singer
February 17
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor and film director
Paris Hilton, American model, heiress, and socialite
February 18
Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player
Ivan Sproule, British footballer
February 20
Adrian Lamo, American computer hacker (d. 2018)
Chris Thile, American mandolinist
Majandra Delfino, American actress
February 23
Josh Gad, American actor
Mai Nakahara, Japanese voice actress
Paleo, American singer-songwriter
Dylan Ryder, American former pornographic actress
February 24 – Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player
February 25
Park Ji-sung, South Korean footballer
Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor
February 26 – Maria Sansone, American journalist and Internet personality
February 27
Josh Groban, American singer
Mat Yeung, Hong Kong actor
March[edit]

Will Power

Bryce Dallas Howard

LeToya Luckett

Julia Stiles

Maarten van der Weijden
March 1
Ana Hickmann, Brazilian model
Adam LaVorgna, American actor
Will Power, Australian racing driver
Brad Winchester, American ice hockey player
Zach Cregger, American actor and comedian
March 2
Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (d. 2010)
Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
March 3
Julius Malema, South African politician
Lil’ Flip, American rapper
Shada Hassoun, Iraqi singer
László Nagy, Hungarian handball player
Cristina Scarlat, Moldovan singer
March 5 – Hanna Alström, Swedish actress
March 6 – Ellen Muth, American actress
March 8 – Adam Jones, Welsh rugby union player
March 9 – Antonio Bryant, American football player
March 10
Samuel Eto’o, Cameroonian footballer
Kristen Maloney, American gymnast
March 11
David Anders, American actor
Lee Evans, American football player
LeToya Luckett, American singer
March 12
Kenta Kobayashi, Japanese professional wrestler
Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenian tennis player
March 15 – Young Buck, American rapper
March 16
Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
Johannes Aigner, Austrian footballer
March 17 – Kyle Korver, American basketball player
March 18
Fabian Cancellara, Swiss road bicycle racer
Vanessa Lee Evigan, American actress
March 19
Declan Bennett, English singer-songwriter
Kolo Touré, Ivorian football player
March 22
Tiffany Dupont, American actress
MIMS, American rapper
March 24 – Philip Winchester, American actor
March 27
Lin Jun Jie, Singaporean singer
Terry McFlynn, British footballer
March 28
Gareth David-Lloyd, Welsh actor
Lindsay Frimodt, American model
Dan Petronijevic, Canadian actor
Julia Stiles, American actress
March 29
Alain Moussi, Gabonese actor and stuntman
Megan Hilty, American actress and singer
PJ Morton, American musician, singer, and producer
Jlloyd Samuel, Trinidadian footballer (d. 2018)
March 31
Gerard McCarthy, British actor
Ryōko Shintani, Japanese voice actress
Maarten van der Weijden, Dutch Olympic swimmer

April[edit]

Taylor Kitsch

Alessandra Ambrosio

Paul Rust

Courtney Peldon

Hayden Christensen

Jessica Alba

Kunal Nayyar
April 1
Aslı Bayram, Turkish German model and actress
Aimee Chan, Chinese-Canadian actress
Hannah Spearritt, British singer (S Club 7) and actress
Nolan Yonkman, Canadian hockey player
April 2
Bethany Joy Lenz, American actress and singer
Raghav, Canadian singer
April 3 – Arfius Arf, British artist
April 5 – Michael A. Monsoor, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2006)
April 6
Eliza Coupe, American actress
Robert Earnshaw, Welsh footballer
April 7
Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer
Terrell Roberts, American football player (d. 2019)
April 8
Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model
Ofer Shechter, Israeli actor
April 9
Milan Bartovič, Slovak hockey player
Eric Harris, American mass murderer (d. 1999)
Ireneusz Jeleń, Polish footballer
April 10
Gretchen Bleiler, American snowboarder
Laura Bell Bundy, American actress and singer
Liz McClarnon, British singer
Michael Pitt, American actor
Timmy Williams, American actor and comedian
April 11 – Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model
April 12 – Paul Rust, American actor and comedian
April 13 – Courtney Peldon, American actress
April 14 – Shinjiro Koizumi, Japanese politician
April 17 – Hanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer
April 18
Jang Na-ra, Korean actress and singer
Audrey Tang, Taiwanese software programmer
April 19
Saskia de Brauw, Dutch model and artist
Hayden Christensen, Canadian-American actor
Troy Polamalu, American football player
Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress
April 21
Mike Christie, English musician
Stephanie Larimore, American model
April 22 – Ken Dorsey, American football player
April 23 – Michelle Knight, American author and kidnap survivor
April 25
Felipe Massa, Brazilian race car driver
John McFall, British paralympic sprinter
Anja Pärson, Swedish alpine skier
April 26
Matthieu Delpierre, French football player
Mariana Ximenes, Brazilian actress
April 27 – Sandy Mölling, German pop singer
April 28 – Jessica Alba, American actress and businesswoman
April 29
Alex Vincent, American actor
Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor
George McCartney, British footballer
April 30 – Emma Pierson, American Television Actress
May[edit]

Robert Buckley

Craig David

Danielle Fishel

Stephen Amell

Rami Malek

Zara Tindall

Georges St-Pierre

Shiri Maimon

Mark Winterbottom

Daniel Bryan

Laura Bailey

Justin Chon
May 1
Alexander Hleb, Belarusian football player
Wes Welker, American football player
May 2
Robert Buckley, American actor
Rina Satō, Japanese voice actress
May 3
Farrah Franklin, American singer
Natalie Tong, Hong Kong actress
U;Nee, South Korean singer and actress (d. 2007)
May 4
Jason Kander, American politician and podcaster
Jacques Rudolph, South African cricketer
May 5
Chris Duncan, American baseball player (d. 2019)
Craig David, English singer
Danielle Fishel, American actress
Zach McGowan, American actor
May 8
Stephen Amell, Canadian actor
Andrés Romero, Argentine golfer
May 11
Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball player
Daisuke Matsui, Japanese football player
Dusán Mukics, Slovene journalist and reporter in Hungary
Terry Pheto, South African actress
Austin O’Brien, American actor and photographer
May 12
Rami Malek, American actor
Kentaro Sato, Japanese composer
Dennis Trillo, Filipino actor
May 13
Sunny Leone, Canadian pornstar and Bollywood actress
Rebecka Liljeberg, Swedish actress
Jimmy Wang Yang, Korean professional wrestler
May 15
Patrice Evra, Senegalese-born French footballer
Justin Morneau, Canadian baseball player
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress
Zara Tindall, British elite equestrienne
May 16 – Joseph Morgan, English actor
May 17 – Shiri Maimon, Israeli pop/R&B singer, TV show host and actress
May 18 – Adam Green, American singer-songwriter
May 19
Sani Bečirovič, Slovenian basketball player
Bong Tae-gyu, South Korean actor
Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer
Georges St-Pierre, Canadian mixed martial arts fighter
May 20
Iker Casillas, Spanish footballer
Sean Conlon, English musician (5ive)
Rachel Platten, American singer-songwriter
Lindsay Taylor, American basketball player
Mark Winterbottom, Australian race car driver
May 21
Josh Hamilton, American baseball player
Anna Rogowska, Polish pole vaulter
May 22
Daniel Bryan, American professional wrestler
Melissa Gregory, American figure skater
May 23
Tim Robinson, American actor and comedian
Charles Rogers, American football player (d. 2019)
May 24 – Penny Taylor, Australian baseball player
May 25 – Logan Tom, American volleyball player.
May 26 – Isaac Slade, American singer-songwriter and pianist
May 27 – Alina Cojocaru, Romanian ballerina
May 28
Laura Bailey, American voice actress
Aaron Schock, American politician
May 29
Justin Chon, American actor
Chris Violette, Canadian actor
Andrey Arshavin, Russian football player
Brian Simnjanovski, American football player (d. 2009)
Alton Ford, American basketball player (d. 2018)
May 30 – Remy Ma, American rapper
May 31 – Jake Peavy, American baseball player
June[edit]

T.J. Miller

Enzo Fortuny

Natalie Portman

Adriana Lima

Chris Evans

Brandon Flowers

Vanessa Ray

Simon Ammann
June 1
Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter
Amy Schumer, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter
Johnny Pemberton, American actor and comedian
June 3
Rich Rundles, American baseball player (d. 2019)
Mike Adam, Canadian curler
June 4
Jennifer Carroll, Canadian swimmer
T.J. Miller, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
Giourkas Seitaridis, Greek footballer
Natalia Vodopyanova, Russian basketball player
June 5 – Jade Goody, British reality show star (d. 2009)
June 6 – Johnny Pacar, American actor
June 7
Enzo Fortuny, Mexican voice actor
Larisa Oleynik, American actress
Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player
June 8
Rachel Held Evans, American Christian columnist, blogger and author (d. 2019)
Alex Band, American musician
Sara Watkins, American violinist
Ai Nonaka, Japanese voice actress
June 9
Vic Chou, Taiwanese actor, singer, and model
Celina Jaitly, Indian actress
Natalie Portman, Israeli-American actress
Anoushka Shankar, British musician and daughter of Ravi Shankar
June 10
Hoku Ho, Hawaiian singer and musician
Burton O’Brien, Scottish footballer
Arwind Santos, Filipino professional basketball player
Jonathan Bennett, American actor and model
June 12
Adriana Lima, Brazilian model
John Gourley, American musician and singer
Jeremy Howard, American actor
June 13 – Chris Evans, American actor
June 14 – Lonneke Engel, Dutch model
June 15
Veljo Reinik, Estonian actor
Haley Scarnato, American singer
Maxey Whitehead, American voice actress
June 16
Ben Kweller, American musician
Joe Saunders, American baseball player
June 17 – Amrita Rao, Indian actress
June 18
Ella Chen, Taiwanese singer
Yurin, Japanese actress, voice actress and singer
June 20 – Alisan Porter, American singer and actress
June 21
Simon Delestre, French equestrian
Brandon Flowers, American singer and keyboardist
İbrahim Öztürk, Turkish footballer
June 22
Mathias Abel, German footballer
Monty Oum, American animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
Chris Urbanowicz, British guitarist
Péter Bajzát, Hungarian footballer
June 23
Antony Costa, English singer
Shi Xin Hui, Malaysian singer
Björn Schlicke, German footballer
June 24
Júnior Assunção, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Tilky Jones, American singer and actor
Cris Lankenau, American actor
Vanessa Ray, American actress and singer
June 25
Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper
Carlo Prater, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Sheridan Smith, English actress
June 27
Sam Hoare, British actor and director
Majida Issa, Colombian actress
John Driscoll, American actor
Cléber Santana, Brazilian footballer (d. 2016)
June 28
Jon Watts, American film director, producer and screenwriter
Mara Santangelo, Italian tennis player
June 29
Joe Johnson, American basketball player
Maria Maya, Brazilian actress
Marijo Šivolija, Croatian boxer
June 30 – Tom Burke, English actor
July[edit]

Ryan Hansen

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Paloma Faith

Summer Glau

Michiel Huisman

Fernando Alonso
July 1 – Orlando Cruz, Puerto Rican boxer
July 2
Paul Anthony Finn, Irish singer and songwriter
Alex Koroknay-Palicz, American activist
July 3
Evgeny Postny, Israeli chess grandmaster
Tevita Leo-Latu, New Zealand rugby league footballer
Brandon Jay McLaren, Canadian actor
July 4 – Tahar Rahim, French actor
July 5
Gianne Albertoni, Brazilian model
Ryan Hansen, American actor
July 6 – Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player
July 7
Brad James, American actor
Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer
Omar Naber, Slovenian singer, songwriter and guitar player
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer
Synyster Gates, American guitarist
July 8
Oka Antara, Indonesian rapper and actor
Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer
Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player
July 9
Jamie Thomas King, English actor
Dylan Taylor, Canadian actor
July 10 – Aleksandar Tunchev, Bulgarian footballer
July 11 – Andre Johnson, American football player
July 12
Bojana Novakovic, Serbian-Australian actress
Rebecca Hunter, English singer and actress
Maya Sar, Bosnian singer
July 13
Michael Mando, Canadian actor, writer and director
Hassan Al Kontar, Syrian refugee
Ágnes Kovács, Hungarian swimmer
Fran Kranz, American actor
July 14
Milow, Belgian singer-songwriter
Lee Mead, British actor
July 15
Peter Odemwingie, Nigerian footballer
Taylor Kinney, American actor and model
Norhafiz Zamani Misbah, Malaysian footballer
OC Ukeje, Nigerian actor, model and musician
July 17
Mélanie Thierry, French actress
Qin Lan, Chinese actress, model, and singer
Jeremy Chan, Singaporean actor, singer and host
July 18
Joel Spira, Swedish actor
Michiel Huisman, Dutch actor, musician and singer-songwriter
July 19
Didz Hammond, bassist/backing vocalist
Nikki Osborne, Australian actress
Anderson Luiz de Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
July 20
Damien Delaney, Irish footballer
Dayang Nurfaizah, Malaysian singer
July 21
Paloma Faith, English singer, songwriter and actress
Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist
Blake Lewis, American singer, songwriter and beatboxer
Chrishell Stause, American actress
Davide Perino, Italian actor and voice actor
July 22
Clive Standen, Northern Irish actor
Josh Lawson, Australian actor
July 23
Steve Jocz, Canadian drummer
Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player
July 24
Summer Glau, American actress
Doug Bollinger, Australian cricketer
July 25
Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player
Finn Bálor (aka Fergal Devitt), Irish professional wrestler
July 26 – Maicon Douglas Sisenando, Brazilian footballer
July 27
Dash Snow, American artist (d. 2009)
Li Xiaopeng, Chinese gymnast
Dan Jones, British historian
July 29
Dyana Liu, American actress
Fernando Alonso, Spanish double Formula 1 world champion
July 30
Chandra Prakash Gharti, Nepalese politician
Lisa Wilhoit, American actress
Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (d. 2017)
July 31
M. Shadows, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold)
Eric Lively, American actor
Vernon Carey, American football player
Ira Losco, Maltese singer
August[edit]

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Roger Federer

Harel Skaat

Meagan Good

Oh Jin-hyek

Jan Frodeno

Ben Barnes

Ross Marquand

Chad Michael Murray

Jay Ryan
August 1
Jordan Wall, American actor
August 3
Fikirte Addis, Ethiopian fashion designer
Travis Willingham, American voice actor
August 4
Abigail Spencer, American actress
Marques Houston, American singer and actor (IMx)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, British princess and American actress
Florian Silbereisen, German singer and television presenter
August 5
Anna Rawson, Australian professional golfer
Carl Crawford, American Major League Baseball outfielder
Rachel Scott, American murder victim (d. 1999)
Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer and actress
Travie McCoy, American alternative hip-hop artist
August 6
Vitantonio Liuzzi, Italian race car driver
Leslie Odom Jr., American actor and singer
August 8
Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player
Meagan Good, American actress
Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
Bradley McIntosh, English pop singer (S Club 7)
Harel Skaat, Israeli singer
August 9 – Li Jiawei, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player
August 10
Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer and actress
Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian badminton player
August 11 – Sandi Thom, Scottish singer & songwriter
August 12
Djibril Cissé, French footballer
Steve Talley, American actor
August 14
Ray William Johnson, American actor, comedian, rapper and YouTuber
Kofi Kingston, Ghanaian professional wrestler
Paul Gallen, Australian Rugby League Player
August 15
Tosyn Bucknor, Nigerian media personality (d. 2018)
Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress
Oh Jin-hyek, South Korean archer
August 18 – Jan Frodeno, German triathlete
August 20 – Ben Barnes, English actor (Prince Caspian)
August 21
Jarrod Lyle, Australian golfer (d. 2018)
Mai Aizawa, Japanese voice actress
Ross Thomas, American actor
Winklevoss twins, American internet entrepreneurs and rowers
August 22 – Ross Marquand, American actor
August 23 – Carmen Luvana, Puerto Rican adult actress
August 24
Jiro Wang, Taiwanese actor and singer (Fahrenheit)
Chad Michael Murray, American actor
August 25
Rachel Bilson, American actress
Shiva Keshavan, Indian luge pilot
August 26 – Nico Muhly, American contemporary classical composer
August 27 – Patrick J. Adams, Canadian actor and director
August 28
Charlie Frye, American National Football League quarterback
Jake Owen, American country music singer-songwriter
August 29
Jay Ryan, New Zealand actor
Karim Darwish, Egyptian squash player
September[edit]

Beyoncé

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jennifer Hudson

Ben Schwartz

Alexis Bledel

Jennifer Tisdale

Christina Milian

Serena Williams

Dominique Moceanu
September 1
Park Hyo-shin, Korean singer
Clinton Portis, American football player
Michael Adamthwaite, Canadian voice actor
September 2 – Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
September 3 – Fearne Cotton, British television presenter
September 4
Jero, American-born Japanese enka singer
Beyoncé, American actress and R&B singer (Destiny’s Child)
Lacey Mosley, American lead vocalist (Flyleaf)
September 6 – Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong singer
September 7 – Natalie McGarry, Scottish National Party politician and Member of Parliament convicted of embezzlement[10] September 8
Dan Fredinburg, American Google executive
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor
September 9
Julie Gonzalo, Argentinian actress
Nancy Wu, Hong Kong actress
September 10 – Marco Chiudinelli, Swiss tennis player
September 11
Dylan Klebold, American mass murderer (d. 1999)
Charles Kelley, American country music singer-songwriter and founding member of Lady Antebellum
September 12
Jennifer Hudson, American singer and actress
Hosea Chanchez, American actor of The Game
September 13 – Angelina Love, Canadian professional wrestler
September 14
Ashley Roberts, American singer (The Pussycat Dolls)
Miyavi, Japanese musician
September 15 – Ben Schwartz, American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer
September 16
Alexis Bledel, American actress
Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress
Nazril Irham, Indonesian singer
September 18 – Jennifer Tisdale, American actress
September 21
Nicole Richie, American actress, singer and socialite
Phoenix Marie, American porn actress
Sarah Whatmore, English singer-songwriter[11] September 22
Ashley Eckstein, American actress
Alexei Ramírez, Cuban baseball player
September 23
Misti Traya, American actress
Natalie Horler, German singer (Cascada)
Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
September 25
Lee Norris, American actor
Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player
Van Hansis, American actor
Shane Tutmarc, American singer-songwriter (Dolour)
September 26
Christina Milian, American R&B singer and actress
Serena Williams, American tennis player
Ayumi Tsunematsu, Japanese voice actress
September 28 – Melissa Claire Egan, American actress
September 29 – Suzanne Shaw, British singer (Hear’Say) and actress
September 30
Cecelia Ahern, Irish author and daughter of Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach
Dominique Moceanu, Romanian-American gymnast
Ashleigh Aston Moore, American child actress (d. 2007)
October[edit]

Rupert Friend

Zlatan Ibrahimović

Raffi Torres

Jun Ji-hyun

Boyd Melson

Guy Sebastian
October 1
Rupert Friend, English actor, director, screenwriter and producer
Roxane Mesquida, French Actress
October 3
Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer
Amanda Walsh, Canadian actress
Seth Gabel, American actor
October 4 – Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)
October 5 – Enrico Fabris, Italian speed skater
October 7 – Austin Eubanks, American motivational speaker (d. 2019)
October 8
Ryuji Sainei, Japanese actor
Raffi Torres, Canadian ice hockey player
Ruby, Egyptian singer
October 9
Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor and producer
Ryoichi Maeda, Japanese footballer
October 10 – Una Healy, Irish singer (The Saturdays)
October 11
Beau Brady, Australian actor.
October 12
Engin Akyürek, Turkish actor
Tom Guiry, American actor
Brian J. Smith, American actor
October 13
Ryan Ashford, English footballer
Kele Okereke, English singer (Bloc Party)
October 14 – Ruslan Alekhno, Russian-Belarusian singer
October 15
Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player
Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver
October 16
Boyd Melson, American boxer
Caterina Scorsone, Canadian actress
October 17 – Tsubasa Imai, Japanese actor, singer and dancer (Tackey & Tsubasa)
October 19 – Christian Bautista, Filipino singer, actor, host, and model
October 20
Willis McGahee, American football player
Stefan Nystrand, Swedish swimmer
October 21 – Nemanja Vidić, Serbian football player
October 22 – Michael Fishman, American actor
October 23
Olivier Occéan, Canadian footballer
Huo Siyan, Chinese actress
October 24
Tila Tequila, Vietnamese-American model and singer
Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress
October 25
Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer
Hiroshi Aoyama, Japanese motorcycle road racer
October 26
Guy Sebastian, original Australian Idol 2003 singer
Sam Brown, American actor and comedian
October 28
Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
Dwayne Cameron, New Zealand actor
Noah Galloway, American former soldier and contestant from Dancing With The Stars
October 29
Jonathan Brown, Australian rules footballer
Amanda Beard, American swimmer
Angelika Dela Cruz, Filipina actress and singer
October 30
Chris Clemons, American football player
Fiona Dourif, American actress, daughter of Brad Dourif
Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean actress
Shaun Sipos, Canadian actor
Ivanka Trump, American model
October 31
Selina Ren, member of Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
Irina Denezhkina, Russian writer
Frank Iero, American guitarist (My Chemical Romance)
November[edit]

Raphael Gualazzi

Allison Tolman

Xabi Alonso

Barbara Pierce Bush

Jenna Bush Hager

Natasha Bedingfield
November 1
Matt Jones, American actor and comedian
LaTavia Roberson, American singer (Destiny’s Child)
November 2
Tatiana Totmianina, Russian figure skater
Katharine Isabelle, Candanian actress
Esha Deol, Indian actress and model
November 3
Blair Chenoweth, American beauty queen
Jackie Gayda, American professional wrestler
November 4
Lakshmi Menon, Indian model
Vince Wilfork, American football player
Paul Tucker Canadian comic-book artist
November 6 – Cassie Bernall, American murder victim (d. 1999)
November 7 – George Pilkington, English footballer
November 8
Joe Cole, English footballer
Azura Skye, American actress
November 9 – Scottie Thompson, American actress
November 10
Tony Blanco, Dominican baseball player
Jason Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2004)
Alison Waite, American model
November 11
Natalie Glebova, Canadian beauty queen
Raphael Gualazzi, Italian singer and pianist, Eurovision Song Contest 2011 runner-up
Susan Kelechi Watson, American actress
The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
November 13
Mark Cardona, Filipino basketball player
Shawn Yue, Hong Kong actor and singer
Kirsten Price, American porn actress
November 14 – Russell Tovey, British actor
November 15 – Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer
November 16 – Caitlin Glass, American voice actress
November 17
Sarah Harding, British singer (Girls Aloud)
Doug Walker, American actor, comedian, film critic, internet personality, and filmmaker
November 18
Allison Tolman, American actress
Christina Vidal, American actress
Nasim Pedrad, Iranian-American actress and comedian
November 19 – Yfke Sturm, Dutch model
November 20
Scott Hutchison, Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist and artist (d. 2018)
Kimberley Walsh, British singer (Girls Aloud)
Andrea Riseborough, English actress
November 21
Bryant McFadden, American football player
Ainārs Kovals, Latvian javelin thrower
November 22
Ben Adams, British singer (A1)
Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
Song Hye-kyo, South Korean actress
November 24 – Lindsey Doe, American sexologist and video blogger
November 25
Xabi Alonso, Spanish footballer
Barbara Pierce Bush, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush
November 26
Natasha Bedingfield, British singer
Jon Ryan, Canadian National Football League football player from Regina, Saskatchewan
Aurora Snow, American pornographic actress
November 27 – Gary Lucy, British actor
November 29
Kimberly Cullum, American actress
Tom Hurndall, British photographer (d. 2004)
John Milhiser, American actor and comedian
Bakhyt Sarsekbayev, Kazakh Olympic boxer
December[edit]

Britney Spears

Lior Suchard

Lynda Thomas

Sienna Miller

Shizuka Arakawa

Ricky Whittle

Matthew Pavlich
December 1 – Kathryn Drysdale, English actress
December 2 – Britney Spears, American singer and entertainer
December 3
Liza Lapira, American actress
David Villa, Spanish footballer
Brian Bonsall, American actor
Tyjuan Hagler, American football player
December 4
Lila McCann, American singer
December 6 – Lior Suchard, Israeli mentalist
December 8 – Philip Rivers, NFL quarterback of the San Diego Chargers
December 9 – Dia Mirza, Bollywood actress
December 11
Zacky Vengeance, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold)
Javier Saviola, Argentine soccer player
Kevin Phillips, American film actor
Jeff McComsey, American artist
Nikki Benz, Ukrainian-American porn actress
Halina Perez, Filipina actress (d. 2004)
December 12 – Spencer Johnson, NFL player
December 13
Mathis Bailey, American-Canadian novelist and fiction writer
Amy Lee, American pianist/singer-songwriter (Evanescence)
December 14 – Amber Chia, Malaysian model and actress
December 15
Victoria Summer, English actress
Michelle Dockery, British actress
Thomas Herrion, American football player (d. 2005)
Donal Coonan, UK presenter for Channel 4’s webshow thisisaknife
Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russian soccer player
December 16
Krysten Ritter, American actress
Gaby Moreno, Guatemalan singer
A. J. Allmendinger, American race car driver
December 17
Houari Manar, Algerian raï singer (d. 2019)
Wacław Kiełtyka, Polish musician and composer
December 21
Lynda Thomas, Mexican eurodance and alternative rock musician
Cristian Zaccardo, Italian footballer
December 24 – Dima Bilan, Russian pop-singer
December 26 – Nikolai Nikolaeff, Australian actor
December 27
Jay Ellis, American actor
Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer
Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress
December 28
Elizabeth Jordan Carr, first American test-tube baby
Sienna Miller, American-born English actress
Khalid Boulahrouz, Dutch footballer
December 29
Charlotte Riley, English actress
Shizuka Arakawa, Japanese figure skater
December 30
Kyle Eckel, American National Football League player
Haley Paige, Mexican-American porn actress (d. 2007)
December 31
Ricky Whittle, English actor
Matthew Pavlich, former professional Australian rules footballer
Dr. Malik Hammad Lang, Peace Activist, Historian.
Deaths[edit] January[edit]

Richard Boone

Beulah Bondi

Adele Astaire
January 1
Kazimierz Michałowski, Polish archaeologist (b. 1901)
Mauri Rose, American race car champion (b. 1906)
January 3
Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria (b. 1883)
Marvin Opler, American anthropologist (b. 1914)
January 5
Harold Urey, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
Lanza del Vasto, Italian-born philosopher, poet and activist (b. 1901)
January 6 – A. J. Cronin, Scottish novelist (b. 1896)
January 7 – John Pascal, American playwright, screenwriter, author and journalist (b. 1932)
January 8 – Matthew Beard, American actor (b. 1925)
January 10
Katherine Alexander, American actress (b. 1898)
Richard Boone, American actor (b. 1917)
Prince Welf Ernst of Hanover (b. 1947)
January 11 – Beulah Bondi, American actress (b. 1889)
January 12 – Sir John Nicoll, British colonial governor (b. 1899)
January 13 – Robert Kellard, American actor (b. 1915)
January 16 – Bernard Lee, English actor (b. 1908)
January 19 – Francesca Woodman, American photographer (b. 1958)
January 21 – Allyn Joslyn, American actor (b. 1901)
January 23
Samuel Barber, American composer (b. 1910)
Lobsang Rampa (Cyril Henry Hoskin), English author (b. 1910)
January 25 – Adele Astaire, American actress (b. 1896)
January 27 – Léo Collard, Belgian Socialist politician (b. 1902)
January 29 – Lajos Korányi, Hungarian footballer (b. 1907)
January 30 – John Gordon, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1912)
January 31 – Cozy Cole, American jazz drummer (b. 1909)
February[edit]

Bill Haley

Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha

Ilo Wallace
February 1
Wanda Hendrix, American actress (b. 1928)
Ernst Pepping, German composer (b. 1901)
Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian composer (b. 1908)
February 2 – Hugh Joseph Addonizio, Italian-born American politician and Mayor of Newark (b. 1914)
February 3 – Normand Poirier, French-born American newspaper editor, journalist and essayist (b. 1928)
February 4 – Mario Camerini, Italian film director and screenwriter (b. 1895)
February 6 – Frederica of Hanover, Queen Consort of the Hellenes and wife of King Paul of Greece (b. 1917)
February 7 – Hermann Esser, German journalist and editor of the Nazi newspaper Völkischer Beobachter (b. 1900)
February 9
Bill Haley, American rock musician, member of Bill Haley & The Comets (b. 1925)
Jack Z. Anderson, U.S. Representative from California (b. 1904)
February 10 – Hubert Shirley-Smith, British civil engineer (b. 1901)
February 12 – Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape, British admiral (b. 1888)
February 15 – Karl Richter, German conductor (b. 1926)
February 17 – David Garnett, British writer (b. 1892)
February 18
John Knudsen Northrop, American airplane manufacturer (b. 1895)
Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha, Egyptian politician, 28th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1896)
February 20 – Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg, French magazine editor and playboy (b. 1904)
February 22
Michael Maltese, American screenwriter (b. 1908)
Curtis Bernhardt, German film director (b. 1899)
Ilo Wallace, wife of Henry A. Wallace, Second Lady of the United States (b. 1888)
February 25
Leonard Howell, Founder of Rastafarianism (b. 1898)
Gunichi Mikawa, Japanese admiral (b. 1888)
February 26
Howard Hanson, American composer (b. 1896)
Roger Tonge, British actor (b. 1946)
February 27 – Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (b. 1920)
March[edit]

Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón

Max Delbrück

John S. McCain Jr.

Douglas Lowe
March 1 – Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón, 14th President of Panama (b. 1903)
March 4 – Torin Thatcher, American actor (b. 1905)
March 5 – Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)
March 6 – George Geary, English cricketer (b. 1893)
March 7
Peter Birch, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1911)
Bosley Crowther, American film critic (b. 1905)
Kirill Kondrashin, Russian conductor (b. 1914)
Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, American tennis champion (b. 1908)
March 8 – Joseph Henry Woodger, British theoretical biologist (b. 1894)
March 9 – Max Delbrück, German biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1906)
March 10 – Flavio Calzavara, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
March 14
Paolo Grassi, Italian actor (b. 1919)
Eleanor Perry, American screenwriter and author (b. 1914)
March 15 – René Clair, French film director (b. 1898)
March 20 – Gerry Bertier, American college football player (b. 1953)
March 21 – Mark Donskoy, Russian Soviet film director (b. 1901)
March 22
John S. McCain Jr., American admiral (b. 1911)
Gil Puyat, Filipino businessman and politician, Senator of the Philippines and Senate President (b. 1907)
March 23
Claude Auchinleck, British field marshal (b. 1884)
Mike Hailwood, English motorcycle racer (b. 1940)
Beatrice Tinsley, English astronomer (b. 1941)
March 26 – Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist, geneticist and eugenicist, (b. 1903)
March 29 – Eric Williams, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1911)
March 30
Sherman Edwards, American songwriter (b. 1919)
Douglas Lowe, British Olympic athlete (b. 1902)
DeWitt Wallace, American magazine publisher (b. 1889)
March 31 – Frank Tieri, American gangster (b. 1904)
April[edit]

Lucile Godbold

Joe Louis

Prince Yasuhiko Asaka
April 3 – Juan Trippe, Airline entrepreneur (b. 1899)
April 4 – Brad Johnson, American actor (b. 1924)
April 5
Bob Hite, American musician (b. 1943)
Lucile Godbold, American Olympic athlete (b. 1900)
Maurice Zbriger, Canadian violinist, composer and conductor (b. 1896)
April 6 – Alfredo Guarini, Italian director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1901)
April 7 – Norman Taurog, American film director (b. 1899)
April 8
Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya, Indian entomologist (b. 1895)
Omar N. Bradley, American army general (b. 1893)
April 12
Joe Louis, American boxer (b. 1914)
Hendrik Andriessen, Dutch composer (b. 1892)
April 13 – Prince Yasuhiko Asaka of Japan (b. 1887)
April 15
John Thach, American naval aviator and admiral (b. 1905)
Lorenzo Guerrero, former President of Nicaragua (b. 1900)
April 17 – Ludwik Sempoliński, Polish actor (b. 1899)
April 18 – James H. Schmitz, German-born writer (b. 1911)
April 22 – Marcia King, murder victim (b. 1959)
April 23
Nietta Zocchi, Italian actress (b. 1909)
Josep Pla, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1897)
April 26
Jim Davis, American actor (b. 1909)
Madge Evans, American actress (b. 1909)
April 27 – John Aspinwall Roosevelt, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1916)
April 28 – Cliff Battles, American football player (Boston Redskins) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1910)
May[edit]

Odd Hassel

Bob Marley

William Saroyan

Stefan Wyszyński

Soong Ching-ling

Gyula Lóránt

Giuseppe Pella
May 1 – Barry Jones, American actor (b. 1893)
May 5 – Bobby Sands, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1954)
May 6 – Frank O’Grady, Australian public servant (b. 1900)
May 7 – Hiromichi Yahara, Imperial Japanese Army officer (b. 1902)
May 8
Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia (b. 1897)
Uri Zvi Greenberg, Israeli poet and journalist (b. 1896)
May 9
Nelson Algren, American author (b. 1909)
Ralph Allen, English footballer (b. 1906)
Margaret Lindsay, American actress (b. 1910)
May 11
Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
Bob Marley, Jamaican rock musician and guitarist (b. 1945)
May 12 – Benjamin Sheares, Singaporean politician and professor, 2nd President of Singapore (b. 1907)
May 13 – Ben Andrews, American actor (b. 1942)
May 17 – Hugo Friedhofer, German-American film composer (b. 1901)
May 18
Eleonore Baur, German Nazi and only woman to participate in Munich Beer Hall Putsch (b. 1885)
Arthur O’Connell, American actor (b. 1908)
William Saroyan, American author (b. 1908)
May 20 – Dositej, Metropolitan of Skopje (b. 1906)
May 21 – Yuki Shimoda, American actor (b. 1921)
May 22 – Boris Sagal, Ukrainian-American television and film director (b. 1923)
May 23
George Jessel, American actor (b. 1898)
Donald Macintyre, British naval officer and naval historian (b. 1904)
May 24
Jaime Roldós Aguilera, 33rd President of Ecuador (b. 1940)
A. Thiagarajah, Sri Lankan Tamil teacher and politician (b. 1916)
Jack Warner, British actor (b. 1895)
May 25
Armando de Armas Romero, Cuban painter (b. 1914)
Rosa Ponselle, American soprano (b. 1897)
Ruby Payne-Scott, Australian radio astronomer (b. 1912)
May 28
John Bryan Ward-Perkins, British archaeologist (b. 1912)
Mary Lou Williams, American jazz pianist (b. 1910)
Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Roman Catholic prelate, archbishop and Servant of God (b. 1901)
May 29 – Soong Ching-ling, Acting head of State of the People’s Republic of China (b. 1893)
May 30
Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
Peter Lindgren, Swedish actor (b. 1915)
Ziaur Rahman, 7th President of Bangladesh (b. 1936)
May 31
Gyula Lóránt, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1923)
Giuseppe Pella, Italian politician, 31st Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1902)
June[edit]

Rino Gaetano

Zarah Leander
June 1 – Carl Vinson, U.S. Congressman (b. 1883)
June 2 – Rino Gaetano, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
June 5 – Miguel Contreras Torres, Mexican actor, director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1899)
June 9 – Allen Ludden, American television game show host (b. 1917)
June 10
Jenny Maxwell, American actress (b. 1941)
Phelps Phelps, 38th Governor of American Samoa and United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic (d. 1897)
June 12 – Mahmoud Fawzi, Egyptian diplomat and political figure, 35th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1900)
June 13 – George Walsh, American actor (b. 1889)
June 14 – Sir Ronald Holmes, British government official in Hong Kong (b. 1913)
June 16 – Sir Thomas Playford, Australian politician, Premier of South Australia (b. 1891)
June 17
Sir Richard O’Connor, British general (b. 1889)
Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (b. 1889)
June 18 – Pamela Hansford Johnson, English poet, novelist, playwright, literary and social critic (b. 1912)
June 19
Billy Cook, American actor (b. 1928)
Anya Phillips, American co-founder of New York City’s Mudd Club (b. 1955)
Lotte Reiniger, German-born silhouette animator (b. 1899)
June 22
Henri Bouillard, French Jesuit theologian (b. 1908)
Lola Lane, American actress and singer (b. 1906)
June 23 – Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1907)
June 28
Mohammad Beheshti, Chief Justice of Iran (b. 1928)
Terry Fox, Canadian athlete and cancer activist (b. 1958)
July[edit]

Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi

Blessed Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa

Robert Moses
July 1
Marcel Breuer, Hungarian-born American architect (b. 1902)
George Voskovec, Czech-American actor, writer, dramatist and director (b. 1905)
July 3 – Ross Martin, American actor (b. 1920)
July 7 – Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi, South Yemenite socialist leader, 1st President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) (b. 1920)
July 8
Joe McDonnell, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1951)
Isaac Soyer, American painter (b. 1902)
July 10
Giorgio De Lullo, Italian actor and director (b. 1921)
Ken Rex McElroy, American murder victim (b. 1934)
July 16 – Harry Chapin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1942)
July 22 – Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa, Mexican Roman Catholic religious professed and Blessed (b. 1904)
July 27
Adam Walsh, American murder victim, inspired Code Adam (b. 1974)
William Wyler, American movie director (b. 1902)
July 28 – Stanley Francis Rother, American priest, martyr, and Blessed (b. 1935)
July 29 – Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)
July 31 – Omar Torrijos, Panamanian leader (b. 1929)
August[edit]

Melvyn Douglas
August 1
Paddy Chayefsky, American screenwriter (b. 1923)
Álvaro de Laiglesia, Spanish writer (b. 1922)
August 2
Delfo Cabrera, Argentine athlete (b. 1919)
Stefanie Clausen, Danish diver (b. 1900)
August 4 – Melvyn Douglas, American actor (b. 1901)
August 14 – Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (b. 1894)
August 15
Carol Ryrie Brink, American novelist (b. 1895)
Carlo Buscaglia, Italian football player (b. 1909)
Karl Gero, Duke of Urach, Lichtenstein noble (b. 1899)
August 18 – Anita Loos, American screenwriter (b. 1888)
August 19 – Jessie Matthews, English dancer, singer and actress (b. 1907)
August 22 – Glauber Rocha, Brazilian filmmaker (b. 1939)
August 27 – Valeri Kharlamov, Soviet ice hockey player (b. 1948)
August 28 – Béla Guttmann, Hungarian-born Association football coach (b. 1899)
August 29 – Lowell Thomas, American writer and broadcater (b. 1892)
August 30
Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 47th Prime Minister of Iran and 2nd President of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)
Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, Iranian theologian and politician, 48th Prime Minister of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)
Vera-Ellen, American actress and dancer (b. 1921)
September[edit]

Albert Speer

Robert Montgomery

Romulo Betancourt
September 1
Ann Harding, American actress (b. 1902)
Albert Speer, German Nazi architect and war minister (b. 1905)
September 2 – Enid Lyons, Australia politician (b. 1897)
September 3 – Alec Waugh, British novelist (b. 1898)
September 7
Edwin Albert Link, American pioneer in aviation, underwater archaeology, and submersibles, and inventor of aeronautical, navigation, and oceanographic equipment (b. 1904)
Christy Brown, Irish writer and painter (b. 1932)
September 8
Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist (b. 1901)
September 9
Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist (b. 1901)
Ricardo Balbín, Argentine politician, leader of the Radical Civic Union (UCR) (b. 1904)
Sir Robert (Bob) Askin, Premier of New South Wales (b. 1907)
September 11 – Frank McHugh, American actor (b. 1898)
September 12 – Eugenio Montale, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
September 14 – Charles L. Melson, American admiral (b. 1904)
September 15
Harold Bennett, British actor (b. 1899)
Rafael Méndez, Mexican-born trumpet virtuoso (b. 1906)
September 21 – Nigel Patrick, English actor (b. 1912)
September 22 – Harry Warren, American songwriter (b. 1893)
September 23 – Chief Dan George, Canadian actor and writer, tribal chief of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation (b. 1899)
September 24 – Patsy Kelly, American actress (b. 1910)
September 27 – Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (b. 1904)
September 28
Rómulo Betancourt, 2-time President of Venezuela (b. 1908)
Sir Edward Boyle, Baron Boyle of Hand

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Royal Mail 1981 50th Anniversary of National Trust for Scotland

Royal Mail 1981 50th Anniversary of National Trust for Scotland

1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1981st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 981st year of the 2nd millennium, the 81st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1980s decade.

January – The subterranean Sarawak Chamber is discovered in Borneo.
January 1
Greece enters the European Economic Community, predecessor of the European Union.
Palau becomes a self-governing territory.
January 2 – One of the largest investigations by a British police force ends when serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", is arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
January 10 – Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments.
January 15 – Pope John Paul II receives a delegation led by Polish Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa at the Vatican.
January 16 – Loyalists shoot and seriously wound Irish nationalist activist Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and her husband.
January 17 – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law.
January 19 – United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
January 20 – Iran releases the 52 Americans held for 444 days minutes after Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President of the United States, ending the Iran hostage crisis.
January 21 – The first DeLorean automobile, a stainless steel sports car with gull-wing doors, rolls off the production line in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.
January 23 – An earthquake of M 6.8 magnitude in Sichuan, China kills 150.
January 25
Jiang Qing ("Madame Mao") is sentenced to death in the People’s Republic of China.
In South Africa the largest part of the town Laingsburg is swept away within minutes by one of the strongest floods ever experienced in the Great Karoo.
January 27 – The Indonesian passenger ship Tamponas 2 catches fire and capsizes in the Java Sea, killing 580.
February[edit] Main article: February 1981
February 4 – Gro Harlem Brundtland becomes Prime Minister of Norway.
February 8 – In Greece, 20 fans of Olympiacos F.C. and one fan of AEK Athens die, while 54 are injured, after a stampede at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, possibly because Gate 7 does not open immediately after the end of the game.
February 9 – Polish Prime Minister Józef Pińkowski resigns and is replaced by General Wojciech Jaruzelski.
February 14
Stardust fire: A fire at the Stardust nightclub in Artane, Dublin, Ireland in the early hours kills 48 people and injures 214.
Australia withdraws recognition of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia.
February 17–22 – Pope John Paul II visits the Philippines.
February 23 – 1981 Spanish coup d’état attempt ("23-F"): Antonio Tejero, with members of the Guardia Civil, enters the Spanish Congress of Deputies and stops the session where Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo is about to be named president of the government. The coup fails following its denouncement by King Juan Carlos.
February 24 – A powerful, M 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Athens, killing 22 people, injuring 400 people and destroying several buildings and 4,000 houses, mostly in Corinth and the nearby towns of Loutraki, Kiato and Xylokastro.
March[edit] Main article: March 1981
March 1 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Bobby Sands, a Provisional Irish Republican Army member, begins a hunger strike for political status at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh) in Northern Ireland, dying on May 5, the first of 10 IRA hunger strikers to die.
March 11 – Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet is sworn in as President of Chile for another 8-year term.
March 17 – In Italy the Propaganda Due Masonic lodge is discovered.
March 19 – Three workers are killed and 5 injured during a ground test of Space Shuttle Columbia at Kennedy Space Center in the United States.
March 29 – The first London Marathon starts with 7,500 runners.
March 30 – Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan: U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.; 2 police officers and Press Secretary James Brady are also wounded.
April[edit] Main article: April 1981
April 1 – Daylight saving time is introduced in the Soviet Union.
April 4 – UK pop group Bucks Fizz’s song Making Your Mind Up wins the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
April 11 – 1981 Brixton riot: Rioters in south London throw petrol bombs, attack police and loot shops.
April 12 – The Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Columbia with NASA astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen launches on the STS-1 mission, returning to Earth on April 14. It is the first time a manned reusable spacecraft has returned from orbit.

April 12: First Space Shuttle launch: Columbia, April 12, 1981.
April 15 – The first Coca-Cola bottling plant in China is opened.[1] April 18 – A Minor League Baseball game between the Rochester Red Wings and the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, becomes the longest professional baseball game in history: 8 hours and 25 minutes/33 innings (the 33rd inning is not played until June 23).
April 26 – French presidential election: A first-round runoff results between Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and François Mitterrand.
May[edit] Main article: May 1981
May – Daniel K. Ludwig abandons the Jari project in the Amazon basin.
May 1 – Pensions in Chile: The new Chilean pension system, based on private pension funds, begins.
May 4 – The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) was founded in Vienna by law students from Austria, West Germany, Poland and Hungary.
May 5 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Bobby Sands, Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and abstentionist Member of Parliament of the House of Commons, dies, aged 27, on hunger strike in prison in Northern Ireland.
May 6 – A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Lin’s design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. from 1,421 other entries.
May 11 – Jamaican singer Bob Marley dies aged 36 from cancer in Miami, Florida.
May 13 – Pope John Paul II assassination attempt: Pope John Paul II is shot and nearly killed by Mehmet Ali Ağca, a Turkish gunman, as he enters St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City to address a general audience. The Pope recovers.
May 15 – Donna Payant is murdered by serial killer Lemuel Smith, the first time a female prison officer has been killed on-duty in the United States.
May 21
François Mitterrand becomes the first socialist President of the French Fifth Republic.
In the National Hockey League, the New York Islanders win their second consecutive Stanley Cup defeating the Minnesota North Stars four games to one.
May 22 – Peter Sutcliffe is found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment on 13 counts of murder and 7 of attempted murder in England.
May 25
In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Alain Robert scales the Willis Tower in Chicago.
May 26 – The Italian government resigns over its links to the fascist Masonic cell Propaganda Due.
May 30 – Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is assassinated in Chittagong.
May 31 – Burning of Jaffna library, one of the most violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the century.
June[edit] Main article: June 1981
June 5 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States report that 5 homosexual men in Los Angeles have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, the first recognized cases of AIDS.
June 6 – Bihar train disaster: Seven coaches of an overcrowded passenger train fall off the tracks into the Bagmati River in Bihar, India, killing between 500 and 800.
June 7 – The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor killing ten Iraqi troops and a French technician.
June 12
Raiders of the Lost Ark is released in theaters.
1981 Major League Baseball strike begins in the United States.
June 13 – At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, Marcus Sarjeant fires 6 blank shots at Elizabeth II.
June 18
The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is founded.
The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter makes its first flight at Groom Lake (Area 51), Nevada.
June 22 – Iranian president Abolhassan Banisadr is deposed.
June 27
The first game of paintball is played in Henniker, New Hampshire.
The E-mu Emulator sampler keyboard with floppy disk operation is unveiled at NAMM international Sound & Music Expo, Chicago. Production Model Serial Number 001 is issued to Stevie Wonder.[2] July[edit] Main article: July 1981
July 2 – Wonderland murders: The Wonderland Gang of cocaine dealers is brutally murdered in a massacre involving Eddie Nash in Los Angeles.
July 3 – The Toxteth riots in Liverpool, England, start after a mob saves a youth from being arrested. Shortly afterward, the Chapeltown riots in Leeds start after increased racial tension.
July 7 – United States President Ronald Reagan nominates the first woman, Sandra Day O’Connor, to the Supreme Court of the United States.
July 8 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Irish republican volunteer Joe McDonnell dies at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh) in Northern Ireland after a 61-day hunger strike.
July 9 – Donkey Kong is released, marking the first Donkey Kong and Mario smash hit arcade game developed by Nintendo in Japan.
July 10
Mahathir bin Mohamad becomes the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
1981 Handsworth riots in Birmingham begin, followed by further 1981 England riots in several urban areas including Liverpool and Leeds.
July 16–21 – England become the first team this century to win a cricket Test match after the follow-on when they beat Australia by 18 runs at Headingley cricket ground, Leeds, England.
July 17
Hyatt Regency walkway collapse: Two skywalks filled with people at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, collapse into a crowded atrium lobby, killing 114.
Israeli aircraft bomb Beirut, destroying multi-story apartment blocks containing the offices of PLO associated groups, killing approximately 300 civilians and resulting in worldwide condemnation and a U.S. embargo on the export of aircraft to Israel.[3] July 19 – The 1981 Springbok Tour commences in New Zealand, amid controversy over the support of apartheid.
July 21 – Panda Tohui is born in Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City, the first panda to ever be born and survive in captivity outside of China.
July 29 – A worldwide television audience of over 750 million people watch the Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
July 30 – Summer 1981 hunger demonstrations in Poland: As many as 50,000 demonstrators, mostly women and children, take to the streets in Łódź to protest food ration shortages in Communist Poland.
August[edit] Main article: August 1981
August 1 – The first 24-hour video music channel MTV (Music Television) is launched in the United States and airs its first video, Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles.
August 9 – 1981 Major League Baseball strike ends in the United States and Major League Baseball resumes with the All-Star Game in Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium.
August 12 – The original Model 5150 IBM PC (with a 4.77 MHz Intel 8088 processor) is released in the United States at a base price of $1,565.
August 19
Gulf of Sidra incident: Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi sends two Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets to intercept two U.S. Navy fighters over the Gulf of Sidra. The U.S. jets destroy the Libyan fighters.
Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT) is founded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Sílvio Santos.
August 23 – South African troops attack SWAPO bases in Xangongo and Ongiva, Angola during Operation Protea.
August 24 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering John Lennon in Manhattan eight months earlier.
August 27 – North Korea fires a surface-to-air missile at a U.S. SR-71 Blackbird spy plane flying in South Korean and international airspace. The missile misses and the airplane is unharmed.[4] August 30 – Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 2nd President and 76th Prime Minister of Iran & Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, 77th Prime Minister of Iran are killed in terroristic explosion by People’s Mujahedin of Iran.
August 31 – A bomb explodes at the United States Ramstein Air Base in West Germany, injuring 20 people.
September[edit] Main article: September 1981
September 1 – Gregorio Conrado Álvarez is inaugurated as a military de facto President of Uruguay.
September 4 – An explosion at a mine in Záluží, Czechoslovakia, kills 65 people.
September 8 – The first episode of the extremely popular British television sitcom Only Fools and Horses, "Big Brother", is shown on BBC One.
September 10 – Picasso’s painting Guernica is moved from New York to Madrid.
September 15
Our Lady of Akita in Japan cries for the last time, on the Feast of [[Our Lady of Sorrows].
The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world, at 150 years old, when it operates under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
September 16 – Postman Pat is first aired on BBC One in the United Kingdom.
September 17 – Ric Flair defeats Dusty Rhodes to win his first World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship in Kansas City.
September 18 – Capital punishment in France is abolished.
September 19
Simon & Garfunkel perform The Concert in Central Park, a free concert in New York in front of approximately half a million people.
Solidarity Day march, in support of organized labor, draws approximately 250,000 people in Washington, D.C.
September 20 – The Brazilian river boat Sobral Santos capsizes in the Amazon River, Óbidos, Brazil, killing at least 300.
September 21 – Belize, formerly British Honduras, gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
September 25
Sandra Day O’Connor takes her seat as the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Rolling Stones begin their Tattoo You American tour at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.
September 26
The Boeing 767 airliner makes its first flight.
The Sydney Tower opens to the public in Australia.
September 27 – TGV high-speed rail service between Paris and Lyon, France begins.
September 27–29 – Iran–Iraq War: Iranian forces break the Siege of Abadan in Operation Samen-ol-A’emeh.
September 28 – The classic animated comedy espionage TV series Danger Mouse debuts on ITV in the U.K.
October[edit] Main article: October 1981
October 2 – English rock band The Police releases Ghost in the Machine.
October 5 – Raoul Wallenberg becomes a posthumously honorary citizen of the United States.
October 6 – Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is assassinated during a parade by army members who belong to the Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization led by Khalid Islambouli who are opposed to his negotiations with Israel.
October 10 – The Ministry for Education of Japan issues the jōyō kanji.
October 14 – Vice President Hosni Mubarak is elected President of Egypt, one week after Anwar Sadat’s assassination.
October 16 – Gas explosions at a coal mine at Hokutan, Yūbari, Hokkaidō, Japan kill 93.
October 21 – Andreas Papandreou becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
October 22 – The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organization faction led by Hareram Sharma and D. P. Singh begins.
October 27 – Soviet submarine S-363 runs aground outside the Karlskrona, Sweden military base.
November[edit] Main article: November 1981

November 1: Antigua and Barbuda.
November 1 – Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom.
November 9 – Slavery in Mauritania is abolished by Edict No. 81-234.
November 12 – The Church of England General Synod votes to admit women to holy orders.
November 16 – In U.S. soap opera General Hospital, Luke and Laura marry; it is the highest-rated hour in daytime television history.
November 18 – COMDEX Fall: IBM introduces the IBM PC; Scientific Solutions announces the first PC add-in cards.
November 22 – The Edmonton Eskimos (14-1-1) barely stave off defeat and win a record 4th consecutive Grey Cup in the Canadian Football League, at the 69th Grey Cup at Montréal’s Olympic Stadium defeating the Ottawa Rough Riders (5-11-0) 26-23 in the final three seconds; after being down 20–1 at halftime.[5] November 23
Iran–Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), authorizing the Central Intelligence Agency to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
1981 United Kingdom tornado outbreak, the largest recorded tornado outbreak in European history.[6] November 25–26 – A group of mercenaries led by Mike Hoare take over Mahe airport in the Seychelles in a coup attempt. Most of them escape by a commandeered Air India passenger jet; six are later arrested.
November 30–December 17 – Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union attempt to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe; the meetings end inconclusively.
December[edit] Main article: December 1981
December 1 – An Inex-Adria Aviopromet McDonnell Douglas MD-80 strikes a mountain peak and crashes while approaching Ajaccio Airport in Corsica, killing all 180 people on board.
December 4 – South Africa grants Ciskei independence, not recognized outside South Africa.
December 7 – Rotary International charters the Rotary Club of Grand Baie, Mauritius.
December 8
The No. 21 Mine explosion in Whitwell, Tennessee kills 13.
Arthur Scargill becomes President-elect of the National Union of Mineworkers (Great Britain).
December 10 – During the Ministerial Session of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, Spain signs the Protocol of Accession to NATO.
December 11
Boxing: Muhammad Ali loses to Trevor Berbick; this proves to be Ali’s last-ever fight.
El Mozote massacre: In El Salvador, army units kill 900 civilians.
December 13
Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland, to prevent the dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity.
Clube de Regatas do Flamengo wins the Intercontinental Cup (football) after a 3–0 win against Liverpool.
December 15 – A car bomb destroys the Iraqi Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 61 people; Syrian intelligence is blamed.
December 17 – American Brigadier General James L. Dozier is kidnapped in Verona by the Italian Red Brigades.
December 20 – The Penlee lifeboat disaster occurs off the coast of South-West Cornwall.
December 21 – Preferential Trade Area (PTA) for Eastern and Southern Africa.
December 28 – The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.
December 31 – A coup d’état in Ghana removes President Hilla Limann’s PNP government and replaces it with the PNDC led by Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings.
Date unknown[edit] January to March – Heavy snow causes many houses and buildings to collapse in northwestern Japan; 152 are killed.
Cuba suffers a major outbreak of Dengue fever, with 344,203 cases.[7] Use of crack cocaine, a smokeable form of the drug, first reported in the United States and Caribbean.[8] Luxor AB presents the ABC 800 computer.
Polybius, an urban legend game, is said to have been released in Portland, Oregon; there is no evidence for its existence.
The State Council of the People’s Republic of China lists the cities of Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Guilin as those where the protection of historical and cultural heritage, as well as natural scenery, should be treated as a priority project.
Pepsi enters China.[9] The Millennium translation of Saint Edward the Martyr’s relics from Wareham to Shaftesbury in England is observed in a reenactment.
Births[edit] Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December
January[edit]

Eden Riegel

Eli Manning

Rinko Kikuchi

Jérémie Renier

Jared Kushner

Pitbull

Ray J

Alicia Keys

Elijah Wood

Justin Timberlake
January 1
Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian race car driver
Mladen Petrić, Croatian football player
Eden Riegel, American actress
January 2 – Maxi Rodríguez, Argentine footballer
January 3 – Eli Manning, American football player
January 4
Silvy De Bie, Belgian singer
Aaron Schwartz, American actor
January 5
Deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman), Canadian DJ/producer
Brooklyn Sudano, American actress
January 6
Mike Jones, American rapper
Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress
Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor
January 7 – Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
January 8
Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player
Genevieve Cortese, American actress
Jeff Francis, Canadian pitcher
January 9
Caroline Lufkin, American singer
Euzebiusz Smolarek, Polish footballer
January 10
Jared Kushner, American investor
Tamta, Georgian-Greek singer
January 11
Jamelia, British singer
Tom Meighan, British singer and songwriter
January 12 – Quentin Griffin, American football player
January 15
Howie Day, American singer and songwriter
El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer
Pitbull, American hip-hop musician and record producer
January 16 – Marta Roure, Andorran singer and actress
January 17
Scott Mechlowicz, American actor
Ray J, American rapper and singer
January 18 – Otgonbayar Ershuu, Mongolian visual artist
January 19
Lucho González, Argentine footballer
Bitsie Tulloch, American actress
Thaila Zucchi, English singer and actress
January 20
Brendan Fevola, Australian rules footballer
Owen Hargreaves, Canadian-born English footballer
Jason Richardson, American basketball player
January 21
Dany Heatley, German-born hockey player
Izabella Miko, Polish actress and dancer
Mohd Amri Yahyah, Malaysian footballer
January 22
Chantelle Anderson, American basketball player
O. T. Fagbenle, English actor, writer, and director
Willa Ford, American singer, television hostess, and actress
Beverley Mitchell, American actress
Ben Moody, American guitarist
January 24 – Carrie Coon, American actress
January 25
Alicia Keys, American singer, pianist and actress
Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer (d. 2007)
January 26 – Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan conductor
January 27
Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player
Greg Owens, Australian soccer player
January 28
Elijah Wood, American actor and music producer
Gen Hoshino, Japanese actor and singer
January 29
Rachna Khatau, Indian-American actress and singer
Jonny Lang, American musician
Darío Lopilato, Argentine actor
January 30
Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer
Chieko Higuchi, Japanese voice actress
January 31
Gemma Collins, English television personality
Justin Timberlake, American actor and musician
February[edit]

Sara Foster

Tom Hiddleston

Kelly Rowland

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Paris Hilton

Josh Gad

Josh Groban
February 1 – John Gemberling, American actor and comedian
February 2 – Emily Rose, American actress
February 3 – Alisa Reyes, American actress
February 4
Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)
February 5
Lee Eon, South Korean actor and model (d. 2008)
Nora Zehetner, American actress
Sara Foster, American actress
February 6 – Alison Haislip, American actress and former TV personality
February 8
Ralf Little, English actor
Jim Parrack, American actor
February 9
Tom Hiddleston, British actor
The Rev, American drummer (Avenged Sevenfold) (d. 2009)
February 10
Uzo Aduba, American actress
Natasha St-Pier, Canadian singer
Holly Willoughby, British television presenter
Stephanie Beatriz, Argentine-born American Actress
February 11
Kelly Rowland, American singer and actress
Edoardo Molinari, Italian golfer
February 12
Lisa Hannigan, Irish singer, songwriter, and musician
Selena Li, Hong Kong actress
February 13 – Durahim Jamaluddin, Malaysian footballer (d. 2018)
February 14 – Erin Torpey, American actress
February 15
Jenna Morasca, American television personality
Olivia, American singer
February 17
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor and film director
Paris Hilton, American model, heiress, and socialite
February 18
Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player
Ivan Sproule, British footballer
February 20
Adrian Lamo, American computer hacker (d. 2018)
Chris Thile, American mandolinist
Majandra Delfino, American actress
February 23
Josh Gad, American actor
Mai Nakahara, Japanese voice actress
Paleo, American singer-songwriter
Dylan Ryder, American former pornographic actress
February 24 – Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player
February 25
Park Ji-sung, South Korean footballer
Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor
February 26 – Maria Sansone, American journalist and Internet personality
February 27
Josh Groban, American singer
Mat Yeung, Hong Kong actor
March[edit]

Will Power

Bryce Dallas Howard

LeToya Luckett

Julia Stiles

Maarten van der Weijden
March 1
Ana Hickmann, Brazilian model
Adam LaVorgna, American actor
Will Power, Australian racing driver
Brad Winchester, American ice hockey player
Zach Cregger, American actor and comedian
March 2
Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (d. 2010)
Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
March 3
Julius Malema, South African politician
Lil’ Flip, American rapper
Shada Hassoun, Iraqi singer
László Nagy, Hungarian handball player
Cristina Scarlat, Moldovan singer
March 5 – Hanna Alström, Swedish actress
March 6 – Ellen Muth, American actress
March 8 – Adam Jones, Welsh rugby union player
March 9 – Antonio Bryant, American football player
March 10
Samuel Eto’o, Cameroonian footballer
Kristen Maloney, American gymnast
March 11
David Anders, American actor
Lee Evans, American football player
LeToya Luckett, American singer
March 12
Kenta Kobayashi, Japanese professional wrestler
Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenian tennis player
March 15 – Young Buck, American rapper
March 16
Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
Johannes Aigner, Austrian footballer
March 17 – Kyle Korver, American basketball player
March 18
Fabian Cancellara, Swiss road bicycle racer
Vanessa Lee Evigan, American actress
March 19
Declan Bennett, English singer-songwriter
Kolo Touré, Ivorian football player
March 22
Tiffany Dupont, American actress
MIMS, American rapper
March 24 – Philip Winchester, American actor
March 27
Lin Jun Jie, Singaporean singer
Terry McFlynn, British footballer
March 28
Gareth David-Lloyd, Welsh actor
Lindsay Frimodt, American model
Dan Petronijevic, Canadian actor
Julia Stiles, American actress
March 29
Alain Moussi, Gabonese actor and stuntman
Megan Hilty, American actress and singer
PJ Morton, American musician, singer, and producer
Jlloyd Samuel, Trinidadian footballer (d. 2018)
March 31
Gerard McCarthy, British actor
Ryōko Shintani, Japanese voice actress
Maarten van der Weijden, Dutch Olympic swimmer

April[edit]

Taylor Kitsch

Alessandra Ambrosio

Paul Rust

Courtney Peldon

Hayden Christensen

Jessica Alba

Kunal Nayyar
April 1
Aslı Bayram, Turkish German model and actress
Aimee Chan, Chinese-Canadian actress
Hannah Spearritt, British singer (S Club 7) and actress
Nolan Yonkman, Canadian hockey player
April 2
Bethany Joy Lenz, American actress and singer
Raghav, Canadian singer
April 3 – Arfius Arf, British artist
April 5 – Michael A. Monsoor, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2006)
April 6
Eliza Coupe, American actress
Robert Earnshaw, Welsh footballer
April 7
Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer
Terrell Roberts, American football player (d. 2019)
April 8
Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model
Ofer Shechter, Israeli actor
April 9
Milan Bartovič, Slovak hockey player
Eric Harris, American mass murderer (d. 1999)
Ireneusz Jeleń, Polish footballer
April 10
Gretchen Bleiler, American snowboarder
Laura Bell Bundy, American actress and singer
Liz McClarnon, British singer
Michael Pitt, American actor
Timmy Williams, American actor and comedian
April 11 – Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model
April 12 – Paul Rust, American actor and comedian
April 13 – Courtney Peldon, American actress
April 14 – Shinjiro Koizumi, Japanese politician
April 17 – Hanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer
April 18
Jang Na-ra, Korean actress and singer
Audrey Tang, Taiwanese software programmer
April 19
Saskia de Brauw, Dutch model and artist
Hayden Christensen, Canadian-American actor
Troy Polamalu, American football player
Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress
April 21
Mike Christie, English musician
Stephanie Larimore, American model
April 22 – Ken Dorsey, American football player
April 23 – Michelle Knight, American author and kidnap survivor
April 25
Felipe Massa, Brazilian race car driver
John McFall, British paralympic sprinter
Anja Pärson, Swedish alpine skier
April 26
Matthieu Delpierre, French football player
Mariana Ximenes, Brazilian actress
April 27 – Sandy Mölling, German pop singer
April 28 – Jessica Alba, American actress and businesswoman
April 29
Alex Vincent, American actor
Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor
George McCartney, British footballer
April 30 – Emma Pierson, American Television Actress
May[edit]

Robert Buckley

Craig David

Danielle Fishel

Stephen Amell

Rami Malek

Zara Tindall

Georges St-Pierre

Shiri Maimon

Mark Winterbottom

Daniel Bryan

Laura Bailey

Justin Chon
May 1
Alexander Hleb, Belarusian football player
Wes Welker, American football player
May 2
Robert Buckley, American actor
Rina Satō, Japanese voice actress
May 3
Farrah Franklin, American singer
Natalie Tong, Hong Kong actress
U;Nee, South Korean singer and actress (d. 2007)
May 4
Jason Kander, American politician and podcaster
Jacques Rudolph, South African cricketer
May 5
Chris Duncan, American baseball player (d. 2019)
Craig David, English singer
Danielle Fishel, American actress
Zach McGowan, American actor
May 8
Stephen Amell, Canadian actor
Andrés Romero, Argentine golfer
May 11
Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball player
Daisuke Matsui, Japanese football player
Dusán Mukics, Slovene journalist and reporter in Hungary
Terry Pheto, South African actress
Austin O’Brien, American actor and photographer
May 12
Rami Malek, American actor
Kentaro Sato, Japanese composer
Dennis Trillo, Filipino actor
May 13
Sunny Leone, Canadian pornstar and Bollywood actress
Rebecka Liljeberg, Swedish actress
Jimmy Wang Yang, Korean professional wrestler
May 15
Patrice Evra, Senegalese-born French footballer
Justin Morneau, Canadian baseball player
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress
Zara Tindall, British elite equestrienne
May 16 – Joseph Morgan, English actor
May 17 – Shiri Maimon, Israeli pop/R&B singer, TV show host and actress
May 18 – Adam Green, American singer-songwriter
May 19
Sani Bečirovič, Slovenian basketball player
Bong Tae-gyu, South Korean actor
Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer
Georges St-Pierre, Canadian mixed martial arts fighter
May 20
Iker Casillas, Spanish footballer
Sean Conlon, English musician (5ive)
Rachel Platten, American singer-songwriter
Lindsay Taylor, American basketball player
Mark Winterbottom, Australian race car driver
May 21
Josh Hamilton, American baseball player
Anna Rogowska, Polish pole vaulter
May 22
Daniel Bryan, American professional wrestler
Melissa Gregory, American figure skater
May 23
Tim Robinson, American actor and comedian
Charles Rogers, American football player (d. 2019)
May 24 – Penny Taylor, Australian baseball player
May 25 – Logan Tom, American volleyball player.
May 26 – Isaac Slade, American singer-songwriter and pianist
May 27 – Alina Cojocaru, Romanian ballerina
May 28
Laura Bailey, American voice actress
Aaron Schock, American politician
May 29
Justin Chon, American actor
Chris Violette, Canadian actor
Andrey Arshavin, Russian football player
Brian Simnjanovski, American football player (d. 2009)
Alton Ford, American basketball player (d. 2018)
May 30 – Remy Ma, American rapper
May 31 – Jake Peavy, American baseball player
June[edit]

T.J. Miller

Enzo Fortuny

Natalie Portman

Adriana Lima

Chris Evans

Brandon Flowers

Vanessa Ray

Simon Ammann
June 1
Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter
Amy Schumer, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter
Johnny Pemberton, American actor and comedian
June 3
Rich Rundles, American baseball player (d. 2019)
Mike Adam, Canadian curler
June 4
Jennifer Carroll, Canadian swimmer
T.J. Miller, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
Giourkas Seitaridis, Greek footballer
Natalia Vodopyanova, Russian basketball player
June 5 – Jade Goody, British reality show star (d. 2009)
June 6 – Johnny Pacar, American actor
June 7
Enzo Fortuny, Mexican voice actor
Larisa Oleynik, American actress
Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player
June 8
Rachel Held Evans, American Christian columnist, blogger and author (d. 2019)
Alex Band, American musician
Sara Watkins, American violinist
Ai Nonaka, Japanese voice actress
June 9
Vic Chou, Taiwanese actor, singer, and model
Celina Jaitly, Indian actress
Natalie Portman, Israeli-American actress
Anoushka Shankar, British musician and daughter of Ravi Shankar
June 10
Hoku Ho, Hawaiian singer and musician
Burton O’Brien, Scottish footballer
Arwind Santos, Filipino professional basketball player
Jonathan Bennett, American actor and model
June 12
Adriana Lima, Brazilian model
John Gourley, American musician and singer
Jeremy Howard, American actor
June 13 – Chris Evans, American actor
June 14 – Lonneke Engel, Dutch model
June 15
Veljo Reinik, Estonian actor
Haley Scarnato, American singer
Maxey Whitehead, American voice actress
June 16
Ben Kweller, American musician
Joe Saunders, American baseball player
June 17 – Amrita Rao, Indian actress
June 18
Ella Chen, Taiwanese singer
Yurin, Japanese actress, voice actress and singer
June 20 – Alisan Porter, American singer and actress
June 21
Simon Delestre, French equestrian
Brandon Flowers, American singer and keyboardist
İbrahim Öztürk, Turkish footballer
June 22
Mathias Abel, German footballer
Monty Oum, American animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
Chris Urbanowicz, British guitarist
Péter Bajzát, Hungarian footballer
June 23
Antony Costa, English singer
Shi Xin Hui, Malaysian singer
Björn Schlicke, German footballer
June 24
Júnior Assunção, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Tilky Jones, American singer and actor
Cris Lankenau, American actor
Vanessa Ray, American actress and singer
June 25
Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper
Carlo Prater, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Sheridan Smith, English actress
June 27
Sam Hoare, British actor and director
Majida Issa, Colombian actress
John Driscoll, American actor
Cléber Santana, Brazilian footballer (d. 2016)
June 28
Jon Watts, American film director, producer and screenwriter
Mara Santangelo, Italian tennis player
June 29
Joe Johnson, American basketball player
Maria Maya, Brazilian actress
Marijo Šivolija, Croatian boxer
June 30 – Tom Burke, English actor
July[edit]

Ryan Hansen

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Paloma Faith

Summer Glau

Michiel Huisman

Fernando Alonso
July 1 – Orlando Cruz, Puerto Rican boxer
July 2
Paul Anthony Finn, Irish singer and songwriter
Alex Koroknay-Palicz, American activist
July 3
Evgeny Postny, Israeli chess grandmaster
Tevita Leo-Latu, New Zealand rugby league footballer
Brandon Jay McLaren, Canadian actor
July 4 – Tahar Rahim, French actor
July 5
Gianne Albertoni, Brazilian model
Ryan Hansen, American actor
July 6 – Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player
July 7
Brad James, American actor
Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer
Omar Naber, Slovenian singer, songwriter and guitar player
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer
Synyster Gates, American guitarist
July 8
Oka Antara, Indonesian rapper and actor
Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer
Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player
July 9
Jamie Thomas King, English actor
Dylan Taylor, Canadian actor
July 10 – Aleksandar Tunchev, Bulgarian footballer
July 11 – Andre Johnson, American football player
July 12
Bojana Novakovic, Serbian-Australian actress
Rebecca Hunter, English singer and actress
Maya Sar, Bosnian singer
July 13
Michael Mando, Canadian actor, writer and director
Hassan Al Kontar, Syrian refugee
Ágnes Kovács, Hungarian swimmer
Fran Kranz, American actor
July 14
Milow, Belgian singer-songwriter
Lee Mead, British actor
July 15
Peter Odemwingie, Nigerian footballer
Taylor Kinney, American actor and model
Norhafiz Zamani Misbah, Malaysian footballer
OC Ukeje, Nigerian actor, model and musician
July 17
Mélanie Thierry, French actress
Qin Lan, Chinese actress, model, and singer
Jeremy Chan, Singaporean actor, singer and host
July 18
Joel Spira, Swedish actor
Michiel Huisman, Dutch actor, musician and singer-songwriter
July 19
Didz Hammond, bassist/backing vocalist
Nikki Osborne, Australian actress
Anderson Luiz de Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
July 20
Damien Delaney, Irish footballer
Dayang Nurfaizah, Malaysian singer
July 21
Paloma Faith, English singer, songwriter and actress
Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist
Blake Lewis, American singer, songwriter and beatboxer
Chrishell Stause, American actress
Davide Perino, Italian actor and voice actor
July 22
Clive Standen, Northern Irish actor
Josh Lawson, Australian actor
July 23
Steve Jocz, Canadian drummer
Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player
July 24
Summer Glau, American actress
Doug Bollinger, Australian cricketer
July 25
Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player
Finn Bálor (aka Fergal Devitt), Irish professional wrestler
July 26 – Maicon Douglas Sisenando, Brazilian footballer
July 27
Dash Snow, American artist (d. 2009)
Li Xiaopeng, Chinese gymnast
Dan Jones, British historian
July 29
Dyana Liu, American actress
Fernando Alonso, Spanish double Formula 1 world champion
July 30
Chandra Prakash Gharti, Nepalese politician
Lisa Wilhoit, American actress
Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (d. 2017)
July 31
M. Shadows, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold)
Eric Lively, American actor
Vernon Carey, American football player
Ira Losco, Maltese singer
August[edit]

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Roger Federer

Harel Skaat

Meagan Good

Oh Jin-hyek

Jan Frodeno

Ben Barnes

Ross Marquand

Chad Michael Murray

Jay Ryan
August 1
Jordan Wall, American actor
August 3
Fikirte Addis, Ethiopian fashion designer
Travis Willingham, American voice actor
August 4
Abigail Spencer, American actress
Marques Houston, American singer and actor (IMx)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, British princess and American actress
Florian Silbereisen, German singer and television presenter
August 5
Anna Rawson, Australian professional golfer
Carl Crawford, American Major League Baseball outfielder
Rachel Scott, American murder victim (d. 1999)
Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer and actress
Travie McCoy, American alternative hip-hop artist
August 6
Vitantonio Liuzzi, Italian race car driver
Leslie Odom Jr., American actor and singer
August 8
Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player
Meagan Good, American actress
Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
Bradley McIntosh, English pop singer (S Club 7)
Harel Skaat, Israeli singer
August 9 – Li Jiawei, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player
August 10
Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer and actress
Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian badminton player
August 11 – Sandi Thom, Scottish singer & songwriter
August 12
Djibril Cissé, French footballer
Steve Talley, American actor
August 14
Ray William Johnson, American actor, comedian, rapper and YouTuber
Kofi Kingston, Ghanaian professional wrestler
Paul Gallen, Australian Rugby League Player
August 15
Tosyn Bucknor, Nigerian media personality (d. 2018)
Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress
Oh Jin-hyek, South Korean archer
August 18 – Jan Frodeno, German triathlete
August 20 – Ben Barnes, English actor (Prince Caspian)
August 21
Jarrod Lyle, Australian golfer (d. 2018)
Mai Aizawa, Japanese voice actress
Ross Thomas, American actor
Winklevoss twins, American internet entrepreneurs and rowers
August 22 – Ross Marquand, American actor
August 23 – Carmen Luvana, Puerto Rican adult actress
August 24
Jiro Wang, Taiwanese actor and singer (Fahrenheit)
Chad Michael Murray, American actor
August 25
Rachel Bilson, American actress
Shiva Keshavan, Indian luge pilot
August 26 – Nico Muhly, American contemporary classical composer
August 27 – Patrick J. Adams, Canadian actor and director
August 28
Charlie Frye, American National Football League quarterback
Jake Owen, American country music singer-songwriter
August 29
Jay Ryan, New Zealand actor
Karim Darwish, Egyptian squash player
September[edit]

Beyoncé

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jennifer Hudson

Ben Schwartz

Alexis Bledel

Jennifer Tisdale

Christina Milian

Serena Williams

Dominique Moceanu
September 1
Park Hyo-shin, Korean singer
Clinton Portis, American football player
Michael Adamthwaite, Canadian voice actor
September 2 – Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
September 3 – Fearne Cotton, British television presenter
September 4
Jero, American-born Japanese enka singer
Beyoncé, American actress and R&B singer (Destiny’s Child)
Lacey Mosley, American lead vocalist (Flyleaf)
September 6 – Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong singer
September 7 – Natalie McGarry, Scottish National Party politician and Member of Parliament convicted of embezzlement[10] September 8
Dan Fredinburg, American Google executive
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor
September 9
Julie Gonzalo, Argentinian actress
Nancy Wu, Hong Kong actress
September 10 – Marco Chiudinelli, Swiss tennis player
September 11
Dylan Klebold, American mass murderer (d. 1999)
Charles Kelley, American country music singer-songwriter and founding member of Lady Antebellum
September 12
Jennifer Hudson, American singer and actress
Hosea Chanchez, American actor of The Game
September 13 – Angelina Love, Canadian professional wrestler
September 14
Ashley Roberts, American singer (The Pussycat Dolls)
Miyavi, Japanese musician
September 15 – Ben Schwartz, American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer
September 16
Alexis Bledel, American actress
Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress
Nazril Irham, Indonesian singer
September 18 – Jennifer Tisdale, American actress
September 21
Nicole Richie, American actress, singer and socialite
Phoenix Marie, American porn actress
Sarah Whatmore, English singer-songwriter[11] September 22
Ashley Eckstein, American actress
Alexei Ramírez, Cuban baseball player
September 23
Misti Traya, American actress
Natalie Horler, German singer (Cascada)
Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
September 25
Lee Norris, American actor
Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player
Van Hansis, American actor
Shane Tutmarc, American singer-songwriter (Dolour)
September 26
Christina Milian, American R&B singer and actress
Serena Williams, American tennis player
Ayumi Tsunematsu, Japanese voice actress
September 28 – Melissa Claire Egan, American actress
September 29 – Suzanne Shaw, British singer (Hear’Say) and actress
September 30
Cecelia Ahern, Irish author and daughter of Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach
Dominique Moceanu, Romanian-American gymnast
Ashleigh Aston Moore, American child actress (d. 2007)
October[edit]

Rupert Friend

Zlatan Ibrahimović

Raffi Torres

Jun Ji-hyun

Boyd Melson

Guy Sebastian
October 1
Rupert Friend, English actor, director, screenwriter and producer
Roxane Mesquida, French Actress
October 3
Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer
Amanda Walsh, Canadian actress
Seth Gabel, American actor
October 4 – Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)
October 5 – Enrico Fabris, Italian speed skater
October 7 – Austin Eubanks, American motivational speaker (d. 2019)
October 8
Ryuji Sainei, Japanese actor
Raffi Torres, Canadian ice hockey player
Ruby, Egyptian singer
October 9
Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor and producer
Ryoichi Maeda, Japanese footballer
October 10 – Una Healy, Irish singer (The Saturdays)
October 11
Beau Brady, Australian actor.
October 12
Engin Akyürek, Turkish actor
Tom Guiry, American actor
Brian J. Smith, American actor
October 13
Ryan Ashford, English footballer
Kele Okereke, English singer (Bloc Party)
October 14 – Ruslan Alekhno, Russian-Belarusian singer
October 15
Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player
Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver
October 16
Boyd Melson, American boxer
Caterina Scorsone, Canadian actress
October 17 – Tsubasa Imai, Japanese actor, singer and dancer (Tackey & Tsubasa)
October 19 – Christian Bautista, Filipino singer, actor, host, and model
October 20
Willis McGahee, American football player
Stefan Nystrand, Swedish swimmer
October 21 – Nemanja Vidić, Serbian football player
October 22 – Michael Fishman, American actor
October 23
Olivier Occéan, Canadian footballer
Huo Siyan, Chinese actress
October 24
Tila Tequila, Vietnamese-American model and singer
Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress
October 25
Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer
Hiroshi Aoyama, Japanese motorcycle road racer
October 26
Guy Sebastian, original Australian Idol 2003 singer
Sam Brown, American actor and comedian
October 28
Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
Dwayne Cameron, New Zealand actor
Noah Galloway, American former soldier and contestant from Dancing With The Stars
October 29
Jonathan Brown, Australian rules footballer
Amanda Beard, American swimmer
Angelika Dela Cruz, Filipina actress and singer
October 30
Chris Clemons, American football player
Fiona Dourif, American actress, daughter of Brad Dourif
Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean actress
Shaun Sipos, Canadian actor
Ivanka Trump, American model
October 31
Selina Ren, member of Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
Irina Denezhkina, Russian writer
Frank Iero, American guitarist (My Chemical Romance)
November[edit]

Raphael Gualazzi

Allison Tolman

Xabi Alonso

Barbara Pierce Bush

Jenna Bush Hager

Natasha Bedingfield
November 1
Matt Jones, American actor and comedian
LaTavia Roberson, American singer (Destiny’s Child)
November 2
Tatiana Totmianina, Russian figure skater
Katharine Isabelle, Candanian actress
Esha Deol, Indian actress and model
November 3
Blair Chenoweth, American beauty queen
Jackie Gayda, American professional wrestler
November 4
Lakshmi Menon, Indian model
Vince Wilfork, American football player
Paul Tucker Canadian comic-book artist
November 6 – Cassie Bernall, American murder victim (d. 1999)
November 7 – George Pilkington, English footballer
November 8
Joe Cole, English footballer
Azura Skye, American actress
November 9 – Scottie Thompson, American actress
November 10
Tony Blanco, Dominican baseball player
Jason Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2004)
Alison Waite, American model
November 11
Natalie Glebova, Canadian beauty queen
Raphael Gualazzi, Italian singer and pianist, Eurovision Song Contest 2011 runner-up
Susan Kelechi Watson, American actress
The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
November 13
Mark Cardona, Filipino basketball player
Shawn Yue, Hong Kong actor and singer
Kirsten Price, American porn actress
November 14 – Russell Tovey, British actor
November 15 – Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer
November 16 – Caitlin Glass, American voice actress
November 17
Sarah Harding, British singer (Girls Aloud)
Doug Walker, American actor, comedian, film critic, internet personality, and filmmaker
November 18
Allison Tolman, American actress
Christina Vidal, American actress
Nasim Pedrad, Iranian-American actress and comedian
November 19 – Yfke Sturm, Dutch model
November 20
Scott Hutchison, Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist and artist (d. 2018)
Kimberley Walsh, British singer (Girls Aloud)
Andrea Riseborough, English actress
November 21
Bryant McFadden, American football player
Ainārs Kovals, Latvian javelin thrower
November 22
Ben Adams, British singer (A1)
Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
Song Hye-kyo, South Korean actress
November 24 – Lindsey Doe, American sexologist and video blogger
November 25
Xabi Alonso, Spanish footballer
Barbara Pierce Bush, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush
November 26
Natasha Bedingfield, British singer
Jon Ryan, Canadian National Football League football player from Regina, Saskatchewan
Aurora Snow, American pornographic actress
November 27 – Gary Lucy, British actor
November 29
Kimberly Cullum, American actress
Tom Hurndall, British photographer (d. 2004)
John Milhiser, American actor and comedian
Bakhyt Sarsekbayev, Kazakh Olympic boxer
December[edit]

Britney Spears

Lior Suchard

Lynda Thomas

Sienna Miller

Shizuka Arakawa

Ricky Whittle

Matthew Pavlich
December 1 – Kathryn Drysdale, English actress
December 2 – Britney Spears, American singer and entertainer
December 3
Liza Lapira, American actress
David Villa, Spanish footballer
Brian Bonsall, American actor
Tyjuan Hagler, American football player
December 4
Lila McCann, American singer
December 6 – Lior Suchard, Israeli mentalist
December 8 – Philip Rivers, NFL quarterback of the San Diego Chargers
December 9 – Dia Mirza, Bollywood actress
December 11
Zacky Vengeance, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold)
Javier Saviola, Argentine soccer player
Kevin Phillips, American film actor
Jeff McComsey, American artist
Nikki Benz, Ukrainian-American porn actress
Halina Perez, Filipina actress (d. 2004)
December 12 – Spencer Johnson, NFL player
December 13
Mathis Bailey, American-Canadian novelist and fiction writer
Amy Lee, American pianist/singer-songwriter (Evanescence)
December 14 – Amber Chia, Malaysian model and actress
December 15
Victoria Summer, English actress
Michelle Dockery, British actress
Thomas Herrion, American football player (d. 2005)
Donal Coonan, UK presenter for Channel 4’s webshow thisisaknife
Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russian soccer player
December 16
Krysten Ritter, American actress
Gaby Moreno, Guatemalan singer
A. J. Allmendinger, American race car driver
December 17
Houari Manar, Algerian raï singer (d. 2019)
Wacław Kiełtyka, Polish musician and composer
December 21
Lynda Thomas, Mexican eurodance and alternative rock musician
Cristian Zaccardo, Italian footballer
December 24 – Dima Bilan, Russian pop-singer
December 26 – Nikolai Nikolaeff, Australian actor
December 27
Jay Ellis, American actor
Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer
Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress
December 28
Elizabeth Jordan Carr, first American test-tube baby
Sienna Miller, American-born English actress
Khalid Boulahrouz, Dutch footballer
December 29
Charlotte Riley, English actress
Shizuka Arakawa, Japanese figure skater
December 30
Kyle Eckel, American National Football League player
Haley Paige, Mexican-American porn actress (d. 2007)
December 31
Ricky Whittle, English actor
Matthew Pavlich, former professional Australian rules footballer
Dr. Malik Hammad Lang, Peace Activist, Historian.
Deaths[edit] January[edit]

Richard Boone

Beulah Bondi

Adele Astaire
January 1
Kazimierz Michałowski, Polish archaeologist (b. 1901)
Mauri Rose, American race car champion (b. 1906)
January 3
Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria (b. 1883)
Marvin Opler, American anthropologist (b. 1914)
January 5
Harold Urey, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
Lanza del Vasto, Italian-born philosopher, poet and activist (b. 1901)
January 6 – A. J. Cronin, Scottish novelist (b. 1896)
January 7 – John Pascal, American playwright, screenwriter, author and journalist (b. 1932)
January 8 – Matthew Beard, American actor (b. 1925)
January 10
Katherine Alexander, American actress (b. 1898)
Richard Boone, American actor (b. 1917)
Prince Welf Ernst of Hanover (b. 1947)
January 11 – Beulah Bondi, American actress (b. 1889)
January 12 – Sir John Nicoll, British colonial governor (b. 1899)
January 13 – Robert Kellard, American actor (b. 1915)
January 16 – Bernard Lee, English actor (b. 1908)
January 19 – Francesca Woodman, American photographer (b. 1958)
January 21 – Allyn Joslyn, American actor (b. 1901)
January 23
Samuel Barber, American composer (b. 1910)
Lobsang Rampa (Cyril Henry Hoskin), English author (b. 1910)
January 25 – Adele Astaire, American actress (b. 1896)
January 27 – Léo Collard, Belgian Socialist politician (b. 1902)
January 29 – Lajos Korányi, Hungarian footballer (b. 1907)
January 30 – John Gordon, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1912)
January 31 – Cozy Cole, American jazz drummer (b. 1909)
February[edit]

Bill Haley

Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha

Ilo Wallace
February 1
Wanda Hendrix, American actress (b. 1928)
Ernst Pepping, German composer (b. 1901)
Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian composer (b. 1908)
February 2 – Hugh Joseph Addonizio, Italian-born American politician and Mayor of Newark (b. 1914)
February 3 – Normand Poirier, French-born American newspaper editor, journalist and essayist (b. 1928)
February 4 – Mario Camerini, Italian film director and screenwriter (b. 1895)
February 6 – Frederica of Hanover, Queen Consort of the Hellenes and wife of King Paul of Greece (b. 1917)
February 7 – Hermann Esser, German journalist and editor of the Nazi newspaper Völkischer Beobachter (b. 1900)
February 9
Bill Haley, American rock musician, member of Bill Haley & The Comets (b. 1925)
Jack Z. Anderson, U.S. Representative from California (b. 1904)
February 10 – Hubert Shirley-Smith, British civil engineer (b. 1901)
February 12 – Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape, British admiral (b. 1888)
February 15 – Karl Richter, German conductor (b. 1926)
February 17 – David Garnett, British writer (b. 1892)
February 18
John Knudsen Northrop, American airplane manufacturer (b. 1895)
Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha, Egyptian politician, 28th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1896)
February 20 – Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg, French magazine editor and playboy (b. 1904)
February 22
Michael Maltese, American screenwriter (b. 1908)
Curtis Bernhardt, German film director (b. 1899)
Ilo Wallace, wife of Henry A. Wallace, Second Lady of the United States (b. 1888)
February 25
Leonard Howell, Founder of Rastafarianism (b. 1898)
Gunichi Mikawa, Japanese admiral (b. 1888)
February 26
Howard Hanson, American composer (b. 1896)
Roger Tonge, British actor (b. 1946)
February 27 – Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (b. 1920)
March[edit]

Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón

Max Delbrück

John S. McCain Jr.

Douglas Lowe
March 1 – Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón, 14th President of Panama (b. 1903)
March 4 – Torin Thatcher, American actor (b. 1905)
March 5 – Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)
March 6 – George Geary, English cricketer (b. 1893)
March 7
Peter Birch, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1911)
Bosley Crowther, American film critic (b. 1905)
Kirill Kondrashin, Russian conductor (b. 1914)
Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, American tennis champion (b. 1908)
March 8 – Joseph Henry Woodger, British theoretical biologist (b. 1894)
March 9 – Max Delbrück, German biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1906)
March 10 – Flavio Calzavara, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
March 14
Paolo Grassi, Italian actor (b. 1919)
Eleanor Perry, American screenwriter and author (b. 1914)
March 15 – René Clair, French film director (b. 1898)
March 20 – Gerry Bertier, American college football player (b. 1953)
March 21 – Mark Donskoy, Russian Soviet film director (b. 1901)
March 22
John S. McCain Jr., American admiral (b. 1911)
Gil Puyat, Filipino businessman and politician, Senator of the Philippines and Senate President (b. 1907)
March 23
Claude Auchinleck, British field marshal (b. 1884)
Mike Hailwood, English motorcycle racer (b. 1940)
Beatrice Tinsley, English astronomer (b. 1941)
March 26 – Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist, geneticist and eugenicist, (b. 1903)
March 29 – Eric Williams, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1911)
March 30
Sherman Edwards, American songwriter (b. 1919)
Douglas Lowe, British Olympic athlete (b. 1902)
DeWitt Wallace, American magazine publisher (b. 1889)
March 31 – Frank Tieri, American gangster (b. 1904)
April[edit]

Lucile Godbold

Joe Louis

Prince Yasuhiko Asaka
April 3 – Juan Trippe, Airline entrepreneur (b. 1899)
April 4 – Brad Johnson, American actor (b. 1924)
April 5
Bob Hite, American musician (b. 1943)
Lucile Godbold, American Olympic athlete (b. 1900)
Maurice Zbriger, Canadian violinist, composer and conductor (b. 1896)
April 6 – Alfredo Guarini, Italian director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1901)
April 7 – Norman Taurog, American film director (b. 1899)
April 8
Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya, Indian entomologist (b. 1895)
Omar N. Bradley, American army general (b. 1893)
April 12
Joe Louis, American boxer (b. 1914)
Hendrik Andriessen, Dutch composer (b. 1892)
April 13 – Prince Yasuhiko Asaka of Japan (b. 1887)
April 15
John Thach, American naval aviator and admiral (b. 1905)
Lorenzo Guerrero, former President of Nicaragua (b. 1900)
April 17 – Ludwik Sempoliński, Polish actor (b. 1899)
April 18 – James H. Schmitz, German-born writer (b. 1911)
April 22 – Marcia King, murder victim (b. 1959)
April 23
Nietta Zocchi, Italian actress (b. 1909)
Josep Pla, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1897)
April 26
Jim Davis, American actor (b. 1909)
Madge Evans, American actress (b. 1909)
April 27 – John Aspinwall Roosevelt, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1916)
April 28 – Cliff Battles, American football player (Boston Redskins) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1910)
May[edit]

Odd Hassel

Bob Marley

William Saroyan

Stefan Wyszyński

Soong Ching-ling

Gyula Lóránt

Giuseppe Pella
May 1 – Barry Jones, American actor (b. 1893)
May 5 – Bobby Sands, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1954)
May 6 – Frank O’Grady, Australian public servant (b. 1900)
May 7 – Hiromichi Yahara, Imperial Japanese Army officer (b. 1902)
May 8
Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia (b. 1897)
Uri Zvi Greenberg, Israeli poet and journalist (b. 1896)
May 9
Nelson Algren, American author (b. 1909)
Ralph Allen, English footballer (b. 1906)
Margaret Lindsay, American actress (b. 1910)
May 11
Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
Bob Marley, Jamaican rock musician and guitarist (b. 1945)
May 12 – Benjamin Sheares, Singaporean politician and professor, 2nd President of Singapore (b. 1907)
May 13 – Ben Andrews, American actor (b. 1942)
May 17 – Hugo Friedhofer, German-American film composer (b. 1901)
May 18
Eleonore Baur, German Nazi and only woman to participate in Munich Beer Hall Putsch (b. 1885)
Arthur O’Connell, American actor (b. 1908)
William Saroyan, American author (b. 1908)
May 20 – Dositej, Metropolitan of Skopje (b. 1906)
May 21 – Yuki Shimoda, American actor (b. 1921)
May 22 – Boris Sagal, Ukrainian-American television and film director (b. 1923)
May 23
George Jessel, American actor (b. 1898)
Donald Macintyre, British naval officer and naval historian (b. 1904)
May 24
Jaime Roldós Aguilera, 33rd President of Ecuador (b. 1940)
A. Thiagarajah, Sri Lankan Tamil teacher and politician (b. 1916)
Jack Warner, British actor (b. 1895)
May 25
Armando de Armas Romero, Cuban painter (b. 1914)
Rosa Ponselle, American soprano (b. 1897)
Ruby Payne-Scott, Australian radio astronomer (b. 1912)
May 28
John Bryan Ward-Perkins, British archaeologist (b. 1912)
Mary Lou Williams, American jazz pianist (b. 1910)
Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Roman Catholic prelate, archbishop and Servant of God (b. 1901)
May 29 – Soong Ching-ling, Acting head of State of the People’s Republic of China (b. 1893)
May 30
Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
Peter Lindgren, Swedish actor (b. 1915)
Ziaur Rahman, 7th President of Bangladesh (b. 1936)
May 31
Gyula Lóránt, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1923)
Giuseppe Pella, Italian politician, 31st Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1902)
June[edit]

Rino Gaetano

Zarah Leander
June 1 – Carl Vinson, U.S. Congressman (b. 1883)
June 2 – Rino Gaetano, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
June 5 – Miguel Contreras Torres, Mexican actor, director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1899)
June 9 – Allen Ludden, American television game show host (b. 1917)
June 10
Jenny Maxwell, American actress (b. 1941)
Phelps Phelps, 38th Governor of American Samoa and United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic (d. 1897)
June 12 – Mahmoud Fawzi, Egyptian diplomat and political figure, 35th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1900)
June 13 – George Walsh, American actor (b. 1889)
June 14 – Sir Ronald Holmes, British government official in Hong Kong (b. 1913)
June 16 – Sir Thomas Playford, Australian politician, Premier of South Australia (b. 1891)
June 17
Sir Richard O’Connor, British general (b. 1889)
Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (b. 1889)
June 18 – Pamela Hansford Johnson, English poet, novelist, playwright, literary and social critic (b. 1912)
June 19
Billy Cook, American actor (b. 1928)
Anya Phillips, American co-founder of New York City’s Mudd Club (b. 1955)
Lotte Reiniger, German-born silhouette animator (b. 1899)
June 22
Henri Bouillard, French Jesuit theologian (b. 1908)
Lola Lane, American actress and singer (b. 1906)
June 23 – Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1907)
June 28
Mohammad Beheshti, Chief Justice of Iran (b. 1928)
Terry Fox, Canadian athlete and cancer activist (b. 1958)
July[edit]

Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi

Blessed Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa

Robert Moses
July 1
Marcel Breuer, Hungarian-born American architect (b. 1902)
George Voskovec, Czech-American actor, writer, dramatist and director (b. 1905)
July 3 – Ross Martin, American actor (b. 1920)
July 7 – Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi, South Yemenite socialist leader, 1st President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) (b. 1920)
July 8
Joe McDonnell, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1951)
Isaac Soyer, American painter (b. 1902)
July 10
Giorgio De Lullo, Italian actor and director (b. 1921)
Ken Rex McElroy, American murder victim (b. 1934)
July 16 – Harry Chapin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1942)
July 22 – Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa, Mexican Roman Catholic religious professed and Blessed (b. 1904)
July 27
Adam Walsh, American murder victim, inspired Code Adam (b. 1974)
William Wyler, American movie director (b. 1902)
July 28 – Stanley Francis Rother, American priest, martyr, and Blessed (b. 1935)
July 29 – Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)
July 31 – Omar Torrijos, Panamanian leader (b. 1929)
August[edit]

Melvyn Douglas
August 1
Paddy Chayefsky, American screenwriter (b. 1923)
Álvaro de Laiglesia, Spanish writer (b. 1922)
August 2
Delfo Cabrera, Argentine athlete (b. 1919)
Stefanie Clausen, Danish diver (b. 1900)
August 4 – Melvyn Douglas, American actor (b. 1901)
August 14 – Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (b. 1894)
August 15
Carol Ryrie Brink, American novelist (b. 1895)
Carlo Buscaglia, Italian football player (b. 1909)
Karl Gero, Duke of Urach, Lichtenstein noble (b. 1899)
August 18 – Anita Loos, American screenwriter (b. 1888)
August 19 – Jessie Matthews, English dancer, singer and actress (b. 1907)
August 22 – Glauber Rocha, Brazilian filmmaker (b. 1939)
August 27 – Valeri Kharlamov, Soviet ice hockey player (b. 1948)
August 28 – Béla Guttmann, Hungarian-born Association football coach (b. 1899)
August 29 – Lowell Thomas, American writer and broadcater (b. 1892)
August 30
Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 47th Prime Minister of Iran and 2nd President of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)
Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, Iranian theologian and politician, 48th Prime Minister of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)
Vera-Ellen, American actress and dancer (b. 1921)
September[edit]

Albert Speer

Robert Montgomery

Romulo Betancourt
September 1
Ann Harding, American actress (b. 1902)
Albert Speer, German Nazi architect and war minister (b. 1905)
September 2 – Enid Lyons, Australia politician (b. 1897)
September 3 – Alec Waugh, British novelist (b. 1898)
September 7
Edwin Albert Link, American pioneer in aviation, underwater archaeology, and submersibles, and inventor of aeronautical, navigation, and oceanographic equipment (b. 1904)
Christy Brown, Irish writer and painter (b. 1932)
September 8
Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist (b. 1901)
September 9
Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist (b. 1901)
Ricardo Balbín, Argentine politician, leader of the Radical Civic Union (UCR) (b. 1904)
Sir Robert (Bob) Askin, Premier of New South Wales (b. 1907)
September 11 – Frank McHugh, American actor (b. 1898)
September 12 – Eugenio Montale, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
September 14 – Charles L. Melson, American admiral (b. 1904)
September 15
Harold Bennett, British actor (b. 1899)
Rafael Méndez, Mexican-born trumpet virtuoso (b. 1906)
September 21 – Nigel Patrick, English actor (b. 1912)
September 22 – Harry Warren, American songwriter (b. 1893)
September 23 – Chief Dan George, Canadian actor and writer, tribal chief of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation (b. 1899)
September 24 – Patsy Kelly, American actress (b. 1910)
September 27 – Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (b. 1904)
September 28
Rómulo Betancourt, 2-time President of Venezuela (b. 1908)
Sir Edward Boyle, Baron Boyle of Hand

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Royal Mail 1981 50th Anniversary of National Trust for Scotland

Royal Mail 1981 50th Anniversary of National Trust for Scotland

1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1981st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 981st year of the 2nd millennium, the 81st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1980s decade.

January – The subterranean Sarawak Chamber is discovered in Borneo.
January 1
Greece enters the European Economic Community, predecessor of the European Union.
Palau becomes a self-governing territory.
January 2 – One of the largest investigations by a British police force ends when serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", is arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
January 10 – Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments.
January 15 – Pope John Paul II receives a delegation led by Polish Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa at the Vatican.
January 16 – Loyalists shoot and seriously wound Irish nationalist activist Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and her husband.
January 17 – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law.
January 19 – United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
January 20 – Iran releases the 52 Americans held for 444 days minutes after Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President of the United States, ending the Iran hostage crisis.
January 21 – The first DeLorean automobile, a stainless steel sports car with gull-wing doors, rolls off the production line in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.
January 23 – An earthquake of M 6.8 magnitude in Sichuan, China kills 150.
January 25
Jiang Qing ("Madame Mao") is sentenced to death in the People’s Republic of China.
In South Africa the largest part of the town Laingsburg is swept away within minutes by one of the strongest floods ever experienced in the Great Karoo.
January 27 – The Indonesian passenger ship Tamponas 2 catches fire and capsizes in the Java Sea, killing 580.
February[edit] Main article: February 1981
February 4 – Gro Harlem Brundtland becomes Prime Minister of Norway.
February 8 – In Greece, 20 fans of Olympiacos F.C. and one fan of AEK Athens die, while 54 are injured, after a stampede at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, possibly because Gate 7 does not open immediately after the end of the game.
February 9 – Polish Prime Minister Józef Pińkowski resigns and is replaced by General Wojciech Jaruzelski.
February 14
Stardust fire: A fire at the Stardust nightclub in Artane, Dublin, Ireland in the early hours kills 48 people and injures 214.
Australia withdraws recognition of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia.
February 17–22 – Pope John Paul II visits the Philippines.
February 23 – 1981 Spanish coup d’état attempt ("23-F"): Antonio Tejero, with members of the Guardia Civil, enters the Spanish Congress of Deputies and stops the session where Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo is about to be named president of the government. The coup fails following its denouncement by King Juan Carlos.
February 24 – A powerful, M 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Athens, killing 22 people, injuring 400 people and destroying several buildings and 4,000 houses, mostly in Corinth and the nearby towns of Loutraki, Kiato and Xylokastro.
March[edit] Main article: March 1981
March 1 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Bobby Sands, a Provisional Irish Republican Army member, begins a hunger strike for political status at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh) in Northern Ireland, dying on May 5, the first of 10 IRA hunger strikers to die.
March 11 – Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet is sworn in as President of Chile for another 8-year term.
March 17 – In Italy the Propaganda Due Masonic lodge is discovered.
March 19 – Three workers are killed and 5 injured during a ground test of Space Shuttle Columbia at Kennedy Space Center in the United States.
March 29 – The first London Marathon starts with 7,500 runners.
March 30 – Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan: U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.; 2 police officers and Press Secretary James Brady are also wounded.
April[edit] Main article: April 1981
April 1 – Daylight saving time is introduced in the Soviet Union.
April 4 – UK pop group Bucks Fizz’s song Making Your Mind Up wins the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
April 11 – 1981 Brixton riot: Rioters in south London throw petrol bombs, attack police and loot shops.
April 12 – The Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Columbia with NASA astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen launches on the STS-1 mission, returning to Earth on April 14. It is the first time a manned reusable spacecraft has returned from orbit.

April 12: First Space Shuttle launch: Columbia, April 12, 1981.
April 15 – The first Coca-Cola bottling plant in China is opened.[1] April 18 – A Minor League Baseball game between the Rochester Red Wings and the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, becomes the longest professional baseball game in history: 8 hours and 25 minutes/33 innings (the 33rd inning is not played until June 23).
April 26 – French presidential election: A first-round runoff results between Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and François Mitterrand.
May[edit] Main article: May 1981
May – Daniel K. Ludwig abandons the Jari project in the Amazon basin.
May 1 – Pensions in Chile: The new Chilean pension system, based on private pension funds, begins.
May 4 – The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) was founded in Vienna by law students from Austria, West Germany, Poland and Hungary.
May 5 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Bobby Sands, Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and abstentionist Member of Parliament of the House of Commons, dies, aged 27, on hunger strike in prison in Northern Ireland.
May 6 – A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Lin’s design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. from 1,421 other entries.
May 11 – Jamaican singer Bob Marley dies aged 36 from cancer in Miami, Florida.
May 13 – Pope John Paul II assassination attempt: Pope John Paul II is shot and nearly killed by Mehmet Ali Ağca, a Turkish gunman, as he enters St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City to address a general audience. The Pope recovers.
May 15 – Donna Payant is murdered by serial killer Lemuel Smith, the first time a female prison officer has been killed on-duty in the United States.
May 21
François Mitterrand becomes the first socialist President of the French Fifth Republic.
In the National Hockey League, the New York Islanders win their second consecutive Stanley Cup defeating the Minnesota North Stars four games to one.
May 22 – Peter Sutcliffe is found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment on 13 counts of murder and 7 of attempted murder in England.
May 25
In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Alain Robert scales the Willis Tower in Chicago.
May 26 – The Italian government resigns over its links to the fascist Masonic cell Propaganda Due.
May 30 – Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is assassinated in Chittagong.
May 31 – Burning of Jaffna library, one of the most violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the century.
June[edit] Main article: June 1981
June 5 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States report that 5 homosexual men in Los Angeles have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, the first recognized cases of AIDS.
June 6 – Bihar train disaster: Seven coaches of an overcrowded passenger train fall off the tracks into the Bagmati River in Bihar, India, killing between 500 and 800.
June 7 – The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor killing ten Iraqi troops and a French technician.
June 12
Raiders of the Lost Ark is released in theaters.
1981 Major League Baseball strike begins in the United States.
June 13 – At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, Marcus Sarjeant fires 6 blank shots at Elizabeth II.
June 18
The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is founded.
The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter makes its first flight at Groom Lake (Area 51), Nevada.
June 22 – Iranian president Abolhassan Banisadr is deposed.
June 27
The first game of paintball is played in Henniker, New Hampshire.
The E-mu Emulator sampler keyboard with floppy disk operation is unveiled at NAMM international Sound & Music Expo, Chicago. Production Model Serial Number 001 is issued to Stevie Wonder.[2] July[edit] Main article: July 1981
July 2 – Wonderland murders: The Wonderland Gang of cocaine dealers is brutally murdered in a massacre involving Eddie Nash in Los Angeles.
July 3 – The Toxteth riots in Liverpool, England, start after a mob saves a youth from being arrested. Shortly afterward, the Chapeltown riots in Leeds start after increased racial tension.
July 7 – United States President Ronald Reagan nominates the first woman, Sandra Day O’Connor, to the Supreme Court of the United States.
July 8 – 1981 Irish hunger strike: Irish republican volunteer Joe McDonnell dies at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh) in Northern Ireland after a 61-day hunger strike.
July 9 – Donkey Kong is released, marking the first Donkey Kong and Mario smash hit arcade game developed by Nintendo in Japan.
July 10
Mahathir bin Mohamad becomes the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
1981 Handsworth riots in Birmingham begin, followed by further 1981 England riots in several urban areas including Liverpool and Leeds.
July 16–21 – England become the first team this century to win a cricket Test match after the follow-on when they beat Australia by 18 runs at Headingley cricket ground, Leeds, England.
July 17
Hyatt Regency walkway collapse: Two skywalks filled with people at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri, collapse into a crowded atrium lobby, killing 114.
Israeli aircraft bomb Beirut, destroying multi-story apartment blocks containing the offices of PLO associated groups, killing approximately 300 civilians and resulting in worldwide condemnation and a U.S. embargo on the export of aircraft to Israel.[3] July 19 – The 1981 Springbok Tour commences in New Zealand, amid controversy over the support of apartheid.
July 21 – Panda Tohui is born in Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City, the first panda to ever be born and survive in captivity outside of China.
July 29 – A worldwide television audience of over 750 million people watch the Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
July 30 – Summer 1981 hunger demonstrations in Poland: As many as 50,000 demonstrators, mostly women and children, take to the streets in Łódź to protest food ration shortages in Communist Poland.
August[edit] Main article: August 1981
August 1 – The first 24-hour video music channel MTV (Music Television) is launched in the United States and airs its first video, Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles.
August 9 – 1981 Major League Baseball strike ends in the United States and Major League Baseball resumes with the All-Star Game in Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium.
August 12 – The original Model 5150 IBM PC (with a 4.77 MHz Intel 8088 processor) is released in the United States at a base price of $1,565.
August 19
Gulf of Sidra incident: Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi sends two Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets to intercept two U.S. Navy fighters over the Gulf of Sidra. The U.S. jets destroy the Libyan fighters.
Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT) is founded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Sílvio Santos.
August 23 – South African troops attack SWAPO bases in Xangongo and Ongiva, Angola during Operation Protea.
August 24 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison after pleading guilty to murdering John Lennon in Manhattan eight months earlier.
August 27 – North Korea fires a surface-to-air missile at a U.S. SR-71 Blackbird spy plane flying in South Korean and international airspace. The missile misses and the airplane is unharmed.[4] August 30 – Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 2nd President and 76th Prime Minister of Iran & Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, 77th Prime Minister of Iran are killed in terroristic explosion by People’s Mujahedin of Iran.
August 31 – A bomb explodes at the United States Ramstein Air Base in West Germany, injuring 20 people.
September[edit] Main article: September 1981
September 1 – Gregorio Conrado Álvarez is inaugurated as a military de facto President of Uruguay.
September 4 – An explosion at a mine in Záluží, Czechoslovakia, kills 65 people.
September 8 – The first episode of the extremely popular British television sitcom Only Fools and Horses, "Big Brother", is shown on BBC One.
September 10 – Picasso’s painting Guernica is moved from New York to Madrid.
September 15
Our Lady of Akita in Japan cries for the last time, on the Feast of [[Our Lady of Sorrows].
The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world, at 150 years old, when it operates under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
September 16 – Postman Pat is first aired on BBC One in the United Kingdom.
September 17 – Ric Flair defeats Dusty Rhodes to win his first World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship in Kansas City.
September 18 – Capital punishment in France is abolished.
September 19
Simon & Garfunkel perform The Concert in Central Park, a free concert in New York in front of approximately half a million people.
Solidarity Day march, in support of organized labor, draws approximately 250,000 people in Washington, D.C.
September 20 – The Brazilian river boat Sobral Santos capsizes in the Amazon River, Óbidos, Brazil, killing at least 300.
September 21 – Belize, formerly British Honduras, gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
September 25
Sandra Day O’Connor takes her seat as the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Rolling Stones begin their Tattoo You American tour at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.
September 26
The Boeing 767 airliner makes its first flight.
The Sydney Tower opens to the public in Australia.
September 27 – TGV high-speed rail service between Paris and Lyon, France begins.
September 27–29 – Iran–Iraq War: Iranian forces break the Siege of Abadan in Operation Samen-ol-A’emeh.
September 28 – The classic animated comedy espionage TV series Danger Mouse debuts on ITV in the U.K.
October[edit] Main article: October 1981
October 2 – English rock band The Police releases Ghost in the Machine.
October 5 – Raoul Wallenberg becomes a posthumously honorary citizen of the United States.
October 6 – Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is assassinated during a parade by army members who belong to the Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization led by Khalid Islambouli who are opposed to his negotiations with Israel.
October 10 – The Ministry for Education of Japan issues the jōyō kanji.
October 14 – Vice President Hosni Mubarak is elected President of Egypt, one week after Anwar Sadat’s assassination.
October 16 – Gas explosions at a coal mine at Hokutan, Yūbari, Hokkaidō, Japan kill 93.
October 21 – Andreas Papandreou becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
October 22 – The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organization faction led by Hareram Sharma and D. P. Singh begins.
October 27 – Soviet submarine S-363 runs aground outside the Karlskrona, Sweden military base.
November[edit] Main article: November 1981

November 1: Antigua and Barbuda.
November 1 – Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom.
November 9 – Slavery in Mauritania is abolished by Edict No. 81-234.
November 12 – The Church of England General Synod votes to admit women to holy orders.
November 16 – In U.S. soap opera General Hospital, Luke and Laura marry; it is the highest-rated hour in daytime television history.
November 18 – COMDEX Fall: IBM introduces the IBM PC; Scientific Solutions announces the first PC add-in cards.
November 22 – The Edmonton Eskimos (14-1-1) barely stave off defeat and win a record 4th consecutive Grey Cup in the Canadian Football League, at the 69th Grey Cup at Montréal’s Olympic Stadium defeating the Ottawa Rough Riders (5-11-0) 26-23 in the final three seconds; after being down 20–1 at halftime.[5] November 23
Iran–Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), authorizing the Central Intelligence Agency to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
1981 United Kingdom tornado outbreak, the largest recorded tornado outbreak in European history.[6] November 25–26 – A group of mercenaries led by Mike Hoare take over Mahe airport in the Seychelles in a coup attempt. Most of them escape by a commandeered Air India passenger jet; six are later arrested.
November 30–December 17 – Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union attempt to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe; the meetings end inconclusively.
December[edit] Main article: December 1981
December 1 – An Inex-Adria Aviopromet McDonnell Douglas MD-80 strikes a mountain peak and crashes while approaching Ajaccio Airport in Corsica, killing all 180 people on board.
December 4 – South Africa grants Ciskei independence, not recognized outside South Africa.
December 7 – Rotary International charters the Rotary Club of Grand Baie, Mauritius.
December 8
The No. 21 Mine explosion in Whitwell, Tennessee kills 13.
Arthur Scargill becomes President-elect of the National Union of Mineworkers (Great Britain).
December 10 – During the Ministerial Session of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, Spain signs the Protocol of Accession to NATO.
December 11
Boxing: Muhammad Ali loses to Trevor Berbick; this proves to be Ali’s last-ever fight.
El Mozote massacre: In El Salvador, army units kill 900 civilians.
December 13
Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland, to prevent the dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity.
Clube de Regatas do Flamengo wins the Intercontinental Cup (football) after a 3–0 win against Liverpool.
December 15 – A car bomb destroys the Iraqi Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 61 people; Syrian intelligence is blamed.
December 17 – American Brigadier General James L. Dozier is kidnapped in Verona by the Italian Red Brigades.
December 20 – The Penlee lifeboat disaster occurs off the coast of South-West Cornwall.
December 21 – Preferential Trade Area (PTA) for Eastern and Southern Africa.
December 28 – The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.
December 31 – A coup d’état in Ghana removes President Hilla Limann’s PNP government and replaces it with the PNDC led by Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings.
Date unknown[edit] January to March – Heavy snow causes many houses and buildings to collapse in northwestern Japan; 152 are killed.
Cuba suffers a major outbreak of Dengue fever, with 344,203 cases.[7] Use of crack cocaine, a smokeable form of the drug, first reported in the United States and Caribbean.[8] Luxor AB presents the ABC 800 computer.
Polybius, an urban legend game, is said to have been released in Portland, Oregon; there is no evidence for its existence.
The State Council of the People’s Republic of China lists the cities of Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Guilin as those where the protection of historical and cultural heritage, as well as natural scenery, should be treated as a priority project.
Pepsi enters China.[9] The Millennium translation of Saint Edward the Martyr’s relics from Wareham to Shaftesbury in England is observed in a reenactment.
Births[edit] Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December
January[edit]

Eden Riegel

Eli Manning

Rinko Kikuchi

Jérémie Renier

Jared Kushner

Pitbull

Ray J

Alicia Keys

Elijah Wood

Justin Timberlake
January 1
Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian race car driver
Mladen Petrić, Croatian football player
Eden Riegel, American actress
January 2 – Maxi Rodríguez, Argentine footballer
January 3 – Eli Manning, American football player
January 4
Silvy De Bie, Belgian singer
Aaron Schwartz, American actor
January 5
Deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman), Canadian DJ/producer
Brooklyn Sudano, American actress
January 6
Mike Jones, American rapper
Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress
Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor
January 7 – Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
January 8
Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player
Genevieve Cortese, American actress
Jeff Francis, Canadian pitcher
January 9
Caroline Lufkin, American singer
Euzebiusz Smolarek, Polish footballer
January 10
Jared Kushner, American investor
Tamta, Georgian-Greek singer
January 11
Jamelia, British singer
Tom Meighan, British singer and songwriter
January 12 – Quentin Griffin, American football player
January 15
Howie Day, American singer and songwriter
El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer
Pitbull, American hip-hop musician and record producer
January 16 – Marta Roure, Andorran singer and actress
January 17
Scott Mechlowicz, American actor
Ray J, American rapper and singer
January 18 – Otgonbayar Ershuu, Mongolian visual artist
January 19
Lucho González, Argentine footballer
Bitsie Tulloch, American actress
Thaila Zucchi, English singer and actress
January 20
Brendan Fevola, Australian rules footballer
Owen Hargreaves, Canadian-born English footballer
Jason Richardson, American basketball player
January 21
Dany Heatley, German-born hockey player
Izabella Miko, Polish actress and dancer
Mohd Amri Yahyah, Malaysian footballer
January 22
Chantelle Anderson, American basketball player
O. T. Fagbenle, English actor, writer, and director
Willa Ford, American singer, television hostess, and actress
Beverley Mitchell, American actress
Ben Moody, American guitarist
January 24 – Carrie Coon, American actress
January 25
Alicia Keys, American singer, pianist and actress
Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer (d. 2007)
January 26 – Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan conductor
January 27
Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player
Greg Owens, Australian soccer player
January 28
Elijah Wood, American actor and music producer
Gen Hoshino, Japanese actor and singer
January 29
Rachna Khatau, Indian-American actress and singer
Jonny Lang, American musician
Darío Lopilato, Argentine actor
January 30
Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer
Chieko Higuchi, Japanese voice actress
January 31
Gemma Collins, English television personality
Justin Timberlake, American actor and musician
February[edit]

Sara Foster

Tom Hiddleston

Kelly Rowland

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Paris Hilton

Josh Gad

Josh Groban
February 1 – John Gemberling, American actor and comedian
February 2 – Emily Rose, American actress
February 3 – Alisa Reyes, American actress
February 4
Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)
February 5
Lee Eon, South Korean actor and model (d. 2008)
Nora Zehetner, American actress
Sara Foster, American actress
February 6 – Alison Haislip, American actress and former TV personality
February 8
Ralf Little, English actor
Jim Parrack, American actor
February 9
Tom Hiddleston, British actor
The Rev, American drummer (Avenged Sevenfold) (d. 2009)
February 10
Uzo Aduba, American actress
Natasha St-Pier, Canadian singer
Holly Willoughby, British television presenter
Stephanie Beatriz, Argentine-born American Actress
February 11
Kelly Rowland, American singer and actress
Edoardo Molinari, Italian golfer
February 12
Lisa Hannigan, Irish singer, songwriter, and musician
Selena Li, Hong Kong actress
February 13 – Durahim Jamaluddin, Malaysian footballer (d. 2018)
February 14 – Erin Torpey, American actress
February 15
Jenna Morasca, American television personality
Olivia, American singer
February 17
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor and film director
Paris Hilton, American model, heiress, and socialite
February 18
Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player
Ivan Sproule, British footballer
February 20
Adrian Lamo, American computer hacker (d. 2018)
Chris Thile, American mandolinist
Majandra Delfino, American actress
February 23
Josh Gad, American actor
Mai Nakahara, Japanese voice actress
Paleo, American singer-songwriter
Dylan Ryder, American former pornographic actress
February 24 – Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player
February 25
Park Ji-sung, South Korean footballer
Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor
February 26 – Maria Sansone, American journalist and Internet personality
February 27
Josh Groban, American singer
Mat Yeung, Hong Kong actor
March[edit]

Will Power

Bryce Dallas Howard

LeToya Luckett

Julia Stiles

Maarten van der Weijden
March 1
Ana Hickmann, Brazilian model
Adam LaVorgna, American actor
Will Power, Australian racing driver
Brad Winchester, American ice hockey player
Zach Cregger, American actor and comedian
March 2
Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (d. 2010)
Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
March 3
Julius Malema, South African politician
Lil’ Flip, American rapper
Shada Hassoun, Iraqi singer
László Nagy, Hungarian handball player
Cristina Scarlat, Moldovan singer
March 5 – Hanna Alström, Swedish actress
March 6 – Ellen Muth, American actress
March 8 – Adam Jones, Welsh rugby union player
March 9 – Antonio Bryant, American football player
March 10
Samuel Eto’o, Cameroonian footballer
Kristen Maloney, American gymnast
March 11
David Anders, American actor
Lee Evans, American football player
LeToya Luckett, American singer
March 12
Kenta Kobayashi, Japanese professional wrestler
Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenian tennis player
March 15 – Young Buck, American rapper
March 16
Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
Johannes Aigner, Austrian footballer
March 17 – Kyle Korver, American basketball player
March 18
Fabian Cancellara, Swiss road bicycle racer
Vanessa Lee Evigan, American actress
March 19
Declan Bennett, English singer-songwriter
Kolo Touré, Ivorian football player
March 22
Tiffany Dupont, American actress
MIMS, American rapper
March 24 – Philip Winchester, American actor
March 27
Lin Jun Jie, Singaporean singer
Terry McFlynn, British footballer
March 28
Gareth David-Lloyd, Welsh actor
Lindsay Frimodt, American model
Dan Petronijevic, Canadian actor
Julia Stiles, American actress
March 29
Alain Moussi, Gabonese actor and stuntman
Megan Hilty, American actress and singer
PJ Morton, American musician, singer, and producer
Jlloyd Samuel, Trinidadian footballer (d. 2018)
March 31
Gerard McCarthy, British actor
Ryōko Shintani, Japanese voice actress
Maarten van der Weijden, Dutch Olympic swimmer

April[edit]

Taylor Kitsch

Alessandra Ambrosio

Paul Rust

Courtney Peldon

Hayden Christensen

Jessica Alba

Kunal Nayyar
April 1
Aslı Bayram, Turkish German model and actress
Aimee Chan, Chinese-Canadian actress
Hannah Spearritt, British singer (S Club 7) and actress
Nolan Yonkman, Canadian hockey player
April 2
Bethany Joy Lenz, American actress and singer
Raghav, Canadian singer
April 3 – Arfius Arf, British artist
April 5 – Michael A. Monsoor, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2006)
April 6
Eliza Coupe, American actress
Robert Earnshaw, Welsh footballer
April 7
Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer
Terrell Roberts, American football player (d. 2019)
April 8
Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model
Ofer Shechter, Israeli actor
April 9
Milan Bartovič, Slovak hockey player
Eric Harris, American mass murderer (d. 1999)
Ireneusz Jeleń, Polish footballer
April 10
Gretchen Bleiler, American snowboarder
Laura Bell Bundy, American actress and singer
Liz McClarnon, British singer
Michael Pitt, American actor
Timmy Williams, American actor and comedian
April 11 – Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model
April 12 – Paul Rust, American actor and comedian
April 13 – Courtney Peldon, American actress
April 14 – Shinjiro Koizumi, Japanese politician
April 17 – Hanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer
April 18
Jang Na-ra, Korean actress and singer
Audrey Tang, Taiwanese software programmer
April 19
Saskia de Brauw, Dutch model and artist
Hayden Christensen, Canadian-American actor
Troy Polamalu, American football player
Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress
April 21
Mike Christie, English musician
Stephanie Larimore, American model
April 22 – Ken Dorsey, American football player
April 23 – Michelle Knight, American author and kidnap survivor
April 25
Felipe Massa, Brazilian race car driver
John McFall, British paralympic sprinter
Anja Pärson, Swedish alpine skier
April 26
Matthieu Delpierre, French football player
Mariana Ximenes, Brazilian actress
April 27 – Sandy Mölling, German pop singer
April 28 – Jessica Alba, American actress and businesswoman
April 29
Alex Vincent, American actor
Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor
George McCartney, British footballer
April 30 – Emma Pierson, American Television Actress
May[edit]

Robert Buckley

Craig David

Danielle Fishel

Stephen Amell

Rami Malek

Zara Tindall

Georges St-Pierre

Shiri Maimon

Mark Winterbottom

Daniel Bryan

Laura Bailey

Justin Chon
May 1
Alexander Hleb, Belarusian football player
Wes Welker, American football player
May 2
Robert Buckley, American actor
Rina Satō, Japanese voice actress
May 3
Farrah Franklin, American singer
Natalie Tong, Hong Kong actress
U;Nee, South Korean singer and actress (d. 2007)
May 4
Jason Kander, American politician and podcaster
Jacques Rudolph, South African cricketer
May 5
Chris Duncan, American baseball player (d. 2019)
Craig David, English singer
Danielle Fishel, American actress
Zach McGowan, American actor
May 8
Stephen Amell, Canadian actor
Andrés Romero, Argentine golfer
May 11
Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball player
Daisuke Matsui, Japanese football player
Dusán Mukics, Slovene journalist and reporter in Hungary
Terry Pheto, South African actress
Austin O’Brien, American actor and photographer
May 12
Rami Malek, American actor
Kentaro Sato, Japanese composer
Dennis Trillo, Filipino actor
May 13
Sunny Leone, Canadian pornstar and Bollywood actress
Rebecka Liljeberg, Swedish actress
Jimmy Wang Yang, Korean professional wrestler
May 15
Patrice Evra, Senegalese-born French footballer
Justin Morneau, Canadian baseball player
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress
Zara Tindall, British elite equestrienne
May 16 – Joseph Morgan, English actor
May 17 – Shiri Maimon, Israeli pop/R&B singer, TV show host and actress
May 18 – Adam Green, American singer-songwriter
May 19
Sani Bečirovič, Slovenian basketball player
Bong Tae-gyu, South Korean actor
Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer
Georges St-Pierre, Canadian mixed martial arts fighter
May 20
Iker Casillas, Spanish footballer
Sean Conlon, English musician (5ive)
Rachel Platten, American singer-songwriter
Lindsay Taylor, American basketball player
Mark Winterbottom, Australian race car driver
May 21
Josh Hamilton, American baseball player
Anna Rogowska, Polish pole vaulter
May 22
Daniel Bryan, American professional wrestler
Melissa Gregory, American figure skater
May 23
Tim Robinson, American actor and comedian
Charles Rogers, American football player (d. 2019)
May 24 – Penny Taylor, Australian baseball player
May 25 – Logan Tom, American volleyball player.
May 26 – Isaac Slade, American singer-songwriter and pianist
May 27 – Alina Cojocaru, Romanian ballerina
May 28
Laura Bailey, American voice actress
Aaron Schock, American politician
May 29
Justin Chon, American actor
Chris Violette, Canadian actor
Andrey Arshavin, Russian football player
Brian Simnjanovski, American football player (d. 2009)
Alton Ford, American basketball player (d. 2018)
May 30 – Remy Ma, American rapper
May 31 – Jake Peavy, American baseball player
June[edit]

T.J. Miller

Enzo Fortuny

Natalie Portman

Adriana Lima

Chris Evans

Brandon Flowers

Vanessa Ray

Simon Ammann
June 1
Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter
Amy Schumer, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter
Johnny Pemberton, American actor and comedian
June 3
Rich Rundles, American baseball player (d. 2019)
Mike Adam, Canadian curler
June 4
Jennifer Carroll, Canadian swimmer
T.J. Miller, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
Giourkas Seitaridis, Greek footballer
Natalia Vodopyanova, Russian basketball player
June 5 – Jade Goody, British reality show star (d. 2009)
June 6 – Johnny Pacar, American actor
June 7
Enzo Fortuny, Mexican voice actor
Larisa Oleynik, American actress
Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player
June 8
Rachel Held Evans, American Christian columnist, blogger and author (d. 2019)
Alex Band, American musician
Sara Watkins, American violinist
Ai Nonaka, Japanese voice actress
June 9
Vic Chou, Taiwanese actor, singer, and model
Celina Jaitly, Indian actress
Natalie Portman, Israeli-American actress
Anoushka Shankar, British musician and daughter of Ravi Shankar
June 10
Hoku Ho, Hawaiian singer and musician
Burton O’Brien, Scottish footballer
Arwind Santos, Filipino professional basketball player
Jonathan Bennett, American actor and model
June 12
Adriana Lima, Brazilian model
John Gourley, American musician and singer
Jeremy Howard, American actor
June 13 – Chris Evans, American actor
June 14 – Lonneke Engel, Dutch model
June 15
Veljo Reinik, Estonian actor
Haley Scarnato, American singer
Maxey Whitehead, American voice actress
June 16
Ben Kweller, American musician
Joe Saunders, American baseball player
June 17 – Amrita Rao, Indian actress
June 18
Ella Chen, Taiwanese singer
Yurin, Japanese actress, voice actress and singer
June 20 – Alisan Porter, American singer and actress
June 21
Simon Delestre, French equestrian
Brandon Flowers, American singer and keyboardist
İbrahim Öztürk, Turkish footballer
June 22
Mathias Abel, German footballer
Monty Oum, American animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
Chris Urbanowicz, British guitarist
Péter Bajzát, Hungarian footballer
June 23
Antony Costa, English singer
Shi Xin Hui, Malaysian singer
Björn Schlicke, German footballer
June 24
Júnior Assunção, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Tilky Jones, American singer and actor
Cris Lankenau, American actor
Vanessa Ray, American actress and singer
June 25
Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper
Carlo Prater, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Sheridan Smith, English actress
June 27
Sam Hoare, British actor and director
Majida Issa, Colombian actress
John Driscoll, American actor
Cléber Santana, Brazilian footballer (d. 2016)
June 28
Jon Watts, American film director, producer and screenwriter
Mara Santangelo, Italian tennis player
June 29
Joe Johnson, American basketball player
Maria Maya, Brazilian actress
Marijo Šivolija, Croatian boxer
June 30 – Tom Burke, English actor
July[edit]

Ryan Hansen

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Paloma Faith

Summer Glau

Michiel Huisman

Fernando Alonso
July 1 – Orlando Cruz, Puerto Rican boxer
July 2
Paul Anthony Finn, Irish singer and songwriter
Alex Koroknay-Palicz, American activist
July 3
Evgeny Postny, Israeli chess grandmaster
Tevita Leo-Latu, New Zealand rugby league footballer
Brandon Jay McLaren, Canadian actor
July 4 – Tahar Rahim, French actor
July 5
Gianne Albertoni, Brazilian model
Ryan Hansen, American actor
July 6 – Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player
July 7
Brad James, American actor
Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer
Omar Naber, Slovenian singer, songwriter and guitar player
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer
Synyster Gates, American guitarist
July 8
Oka Antara, Indonesian rapper and actor
Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer
Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player
July 9
Jamie Thomas King, English actor
Dylan Taylor, Canadian actor
July 10 – Aleksandar Tunchev, Bulgarian footballer
July 11 – Andre Johnson, American football player
July 12
Bojana Novakovic, Serbian-Australian actress
Rebecca Hunter, English singer and actress
Maya Sar, Bosnian singer
July 13
Michael Mando, Canadian actor, writer and director
Hassan Al Kontar, Syrian refugee
Ágnes Kovács, Hungarian swimmer
Fran Kranz, American actor
July 14
Milow, Belgian singer-songwriter
Lee Mead, British actor
July 15
Peter Odemwingie, Nigerian footballer
Taylor Kinney, American actor and model
Norhafiz Zamani Misbah, Malaysian footballer
OC Ukeje, Nigerian actor, model and musician
July 17
Mélanie Thierry, French actress
Qin Lan, Chinese actress, model, and singer
Jeremy Chan, Singaporean actor, singer and host
July 18
Joel Spira, Swedish actor
Michiel Huisman, Dutch actor, musician and singer-songwriter
July 19
Didz Hammond, bassist/backing vocalist
Nikki Osborne, Australian actress
Anderson Luiz de Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
July 20
Damien Delaney, Irish footballer
Dayang Nurfaizah, Malaysian singer
July 21
Paloma Faith, English singer, songwriter and actress
Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist
Blake Lewis, American singer, songwriter and beatboxer
Chrishell Stause, American actress
Davide Perino, Italian actor and voice actor
July 22
Clive Standen, Northern Irish actor
Josh Lawson, Australian actor
July 23
Steve Jocz, Canadian drummer
Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player
July 24
Summer Glau, American actress
Doug Bollinger, Australian cricketer
July 25
Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player
Finn Bálor (aka Fergal Devitt), Irish professional wrestler
July 26 – Maicon Douglas Sisenando, Brazilian footballer
July 27
Dash Snow, American artist (d. 2009)
Li Xiaopeng, Chinese gymnast
Dan Jones, British historian
July 29
Dyana Liu, American actress
Fernando Alonso, Spanish double Formula 1 world champion
July 30
Chandra Prakash Gharti, Nepalese politician
Lisa Wilhoit, American actress
Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (d. 2017)
July 31
M. Shadows, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold)
Eric Lively, American actor
Vernon Carey, American football player
Ira Losco, Maltese singer
August[edit]

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Roger Federer

Harel Skaat

Meagan Good

Oh Jin-hyek

Jan Frodeno

Ben Barnes

Ross Marquand

Chad Michael Murray

Jay Ryan
August 1
Jordan Wall, American actor
August 3
Fikirte Addis, Ethiopian fashion designer
Travis Willingham, American voice actor
August 4
Abigail Spencer, American actress
Marques Houston, American singer and actor (IMx)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, British princess and American actress
Florian Silbereisen, German singer and television presenter
August 5
Anna Rawson, Australian professional golfer
Carl Crawford, American Major League Baseball outfielder
Rachel Scott, American murder victim (d. 1999)
Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer and actress
Travie McCoy, American alternative hip-hop artist
August 6
Vitantonio Liuzzi, Italian race car driver
Leslie Odom Jr., American actor and singer
August 8
Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player
Meagan Good, American actress
Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
Bradley McIntosh, English pop singer (S Club 7)
Harel Skaat, Israeli singer
August 9 – Li Jiawei, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player
August 10
Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer and actress
Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian badminton player
August 11 – Sandi Thom, Scottish singer & songwriter
August 12
Djibril Cissé, French footballer
Steve Talley, American actor
August 14
Ray William Johnson, American actor, comedian, rapper and YouTuber
Kofi Kingston, Ghanaian professional wrestler
Paul Gallen, Australian Rugby League Player
August 15
Tosyn Bucknor, Nigerian media personality (d. 2018)
Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress
Oh Jin-hyek, South Korean archer
August 18 – Jan Frodeno, German triathlete
August 20 – Ben Barnes, English actor (Prince Caspian)
August 21
Jarrod Lyle, Australian golfer (d. 2018)
Mai Aizawa, Japanese voice actress
Ross Thomas, American actor
Winklevoss twins, American internet entrepreneurs and rowers
August 22 – Ross Marquand, American actor
August 23 – Carmen Luvana, Puerto Rican adult actress
August 24
Jiro Wang, Taiwanese actor and singer (Fahrenheit)
Chad Michael Murray, American actor
August 25
Rachel Bilson, American actress
Shiva Keshavan, Indian luge pilot
August 26 – Nico Muhly, American contemporary classical composer
August 27 – Patrick J. Adams, Canadian actor and director
August 28
Charlie Frye, American National Football League quarterback
Jake Owen, American country music singer-songwriter
August 29
Jay Ryan, New Zealand actor
Karim Darwish, Egyptian squash player
September[edit]

Beyoncé

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jennifer Hudson

Ben Schwartz

Alexis Bledel

Jennifer Tisdale

Christina Milian

Serena Williams

Dominique Moceanu
September 1
Park Hyo-shin, Korean singer
Clinton Portis, American football player
Michael Adamthwaite, Canadian voice actor
September 2 – Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
September 3 – Fearne Cotton, British television presenter
September 4
Jero, American-born Japanese enka singer
Beyoncé, American actress and R&B singer (Destiny’s Child)
Lacey Mosley, American lead vocalist (Flyleaf)
September 6 – Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong singer
September 7 – Natalie McGarry, Scottish National Party politician and Member of Parliament convicted of embezzlement[10] September 8
Dan Fredinburg, American Google executive
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor
September 9
Julie Gonzalo, Argentinian actress
Nancy Wu, Hong Kong actress
September 10 – Marco Chiudinelli, Swiss tennis player
September 11
Dylan Klebold, American mass murderer (d. 1999)
Charles Kelley, American country music singer-songwriter and founding member of Lady Antebellum
September 12
Jennifer Hudson, American singer and actress
Hosea Chanchez, American actor of The Game
September 13 – Angelina Love, Canadian professional wrestler
September 14
Ashley Roberts, American singer (The Pussycat Dolls)
Miyavi, Japanese musician
September 15 – Ben Schwartz, American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer
September 16
Alexis Bledel, American actress
Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress
Nazril Irham, Indonesian singer
September 18 – Jennifer Tisdale, American actress
September 21
Nicole Richie, American actress, singer and socialite
Phoenix Marie, American porn actress
Sarah Whatmore, English singer-songwriter[11] September 22
Ashley Eckstein, American actress
Alexei Ramírez, Cuban baseball player
September 23
Misti Traya, American actress
Natalie Horler, German singer (Cascada)
Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
September 25
Lee Norris, American actor
Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player
Van Hansis, American actor
Shane Tutmarc, American singer-songwriter (Dolour)
September 26
Christina Milian, American R&B singer and actress
Serena Williams, American tennis player
Ayumi Tsunematsu, Japanese voice actress
September 28 – Melissa Claire Egan, American actress
September 29 – Suzanne Shaw, British singer (Hear’Say) and actress
September 30
Cecelia Ahern, Irish author and daughter of Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach
Dominique Moceanu, Romanian-American gymnast
Ashleigh Aston Moore, American child actress (d. 2007)
October[edit]

Rupert Friend

Zlatan Ibrahimović

Raffi Torres

Jun Ji-hyun

Boyd Melson

Guy Sebastian
October 1
Rupert Friend, English actor, director, screenwriter and producer
Roxane Mesquida, French Actress
October 3
Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer
Amanda Walsh, Canadian actress
Seth Gabel, American actor
October 4 – Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)
October 5 – Enrico Fabris, Italian speed skater
October 7 – Austin Eubanks, American motivational speaker (d. 2019)
October 8
Ryuji Sainei, Japanese actor
Raffi Torres, Canadian ice hockey player
Ruby, Egyptian singer
October 9
Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor and producer
Ryoichi Maeda, Japanese footballer
October 10 – Una Healy, Irish singer (The Saturdays)
October 11
Beau Brady, Australian actor.
October 12
Engin Akyürek, Turkish actor
Tom Guiry, American actor
Brian J. Smith, American actor
October 13
Ryan Ashford, English footballer
Kele Okereke, English singer (Bloc Party)
October 14 – Ruslan Alekhno, Russian-Belarusian singer
October 15
Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player
Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver
October 16
Boyd Melson, American boxer
Caterina Scorsone, Canadian actress
October 17 – Tsubasa Imai, Japanese actor, singer and dancer (Tackey & Tsubasa)
October 19 – Christian Bautista, Filipino singer, actor, host, and model
October 20
Willis McGahee, American football player
Stefan Nystrand, Swedish swimmer
October 21 – Nemanja Vidić, Serbian football player
October 22 – Michael Fishman, American actor
October 23
Olivier Occéan, Canadian footballer
Huo Siyan, Chinese actress
October 24
Tila Tequila, Vietnamese-American model and singer
Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress
October 25
Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer
Hiroshi Aoyama, Japanese motorcycle road racer
October 26
Guy Sebastian, original Australian Idol 2003 singer
Sam Brown, American actor and comedian
October 28
Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
Dwayne Cameron, New Zealand actor
Noah Galloway, American former soldier and contestant from Dancing With The Stars
October 29
Jonathan Brown, Australian rules footballer
Amanda Beard, American swimmer
Angelika Dela Cruz, Filipina actress and singer
October 30
Chris Clemons, American football player
Fiona Dourif, American actress, daughter of Brad Dourif
Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean actress
Shaun Sipos, Canadian actor
Ivanka Trump, American model
October 31
Selina Ren, member of Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
Irina Denezhkina, Russian writer
Frank Iero, American guitarist (My Chemical Romance)
November[edit]

Raphael Gualazzi

Allison Tolman

Xabi Alonso

Barbara Pierce Bush

Jenna Bush Hager

Natasha Bedingfield
November 1
Matt Jones, American actor and comedian
LaTavia Roberson, American singer (Destiny’s Child)
November 2
Tatiana Totmianina, Russian figure skater
Katharine Isabelle, Candanian actress
Esha Deol, Indian actress and model
November 3
Blair Chenoweth, American beauty queen
Jackie Gayda, American professional wrestler
November 4
Lakshmi Menon, Indian model
Vince Wilfork, American football player
Paul Tucker Canadian comic-book artist
November 6 – Cassie Bernall, American murder victim (d. 1999)
November 7 – George Pilkington, English footballer
November 8
Joe Cole, English footballer
Azura Skye, American actress
November 9 – Scottie Thompson, American actress
November 10
Tony Blanco, Dominican baseball player
Jason Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2004)
Alison Waite, American model
November 11
Natalie Glebova, Canadian beauty queen
Raphael Gualazzi, Italian singer and pianist, Eurovision Song Contest 2011 runner-up
Susan Kelechi Watson, American actress
The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
November 13
Mark Cardona, Filipino basketball player
Shawn Yue, Hong Kong actor and singer
Kirsten Price, American porn actress
November 14 – Russell Tovey, British actor
November 15 – Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer
November 16 – Caitlin Glass, American voice actress
November 17
Sarah Harding, British singer (Girls Aloud)
Doug Walker, American actor, comedian, film critic, internet personality, and filmmaker
November 18
Allison Tolman, American actress
Christina Vidal, American actress
Nasim Pedrad, Iranian-American actress and comedian
November 19 – Yfke Sturm, Dutch model
November 20
Scott Hutchison, Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist and artist (d. 2018)
Kimberley Walsh, British singer (Girls Aloud)
Andrea Riseborough, English actress
November 21
Bryant McFadden, American football player
Ainārs Kovals, Latvian javelin thrower
November 22
Ben Adams, British singer (A1)
Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
Song Hye-kyo, South Korean actress
November 24 – Lindsey Doe, American sexologist and video blogger
November 25
Xabi Alonso, Spanish footballer
Barbara Pierce Bush, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush
November 26
Natasha Bedingfield, British singer
Jon Ryan, Canadian National Football League football player from Regina, Saskatchewan
Aurora Snow, American pornographic actress
November 27 – Gary Lucy, British actor
November 29
Kimberly Cullum, American actress
Tom Hurndall, British photographer (d. 2004)
John Milhiser, American actor and comedian
Bakhyt Sarsekbayev, Kazakh Olympic boxer
December[edit]

Britney Spears

Lior Suchard

Lynda Thomas

Sienna Miller

Shizuka Arakawa

Ricky Whittle

Matthew Pavlich
December 1 – Kathryn Drysdale, English actress
December 2 – Britney Spears, American singer and entertainer
December 3
Liza Lapira, American actress
David Villa, Spanish footballer
Brian Bonsall, American actor
Tyjuan Hagler, American football player
December 4
Lila McCann, American singer
December 6 – Lior Suchard, Israeli mentalist
December 8 – Philip Rivers, NFL quarterback of the San Diego Chargers
December 9 – Dia Mirza, Bollywood actress
December 11
Zacky Vengeance, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold)
Javier Saviola, Argentine soccer player
Kevin Phillips, American film actor
Jeff McComsey, American artist
Nikki Benz, Ukrainian-American porn actress
Halina Perez, Filipina actress (d. 2004)
December 12 – Spencer Johnson, NFL player
December 13
Mathis Bailey, American-Canadian novelist and fiction writer
Amy Lee, American pianist/singer-songwriter (Evanescence)
December 14 – Amber Chia, Malaysian model and actress
December 15
Victoria Summer, English actress
Michelle Dockery, British actress
Thomas Herrion, American football player (d. 2005)
Donal Coonan, UK presenter for Channel 4’s webshow thisisaknife
Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russian soccer player
December 16
Krysten Ritter, American actress
Gaby Moreno, Guatemalan singer
A. J. Allmendinger, American race car driver
December 17
Houari Manar, Algerian raï singer (d. 2019)
Wacław Kiełtyka, Polish musician and composer
December 21
Lynda Thomas, Mexican eurodance and alternative rock musician
Cristian Zaccardo, Italian footballer
December 24 – Dima Bilan, Russian pop-singer
December 26 – Nikolai Nikolaeff, Australian actor
December 27
Jay Ellis, American actor
Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer
Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress
December 28
Elizabeth Jordan Carr, first American test-tube baby
Sienna Miller, American-born English actress
Khalid Boulahrouz, Dutch footballer
December 29
Charlotte Riley, English actress
Shizuka Arakawa, Japanese figure skater
December 30
Kyle Eckel, American National Football League player
Haley Paige, Mexican-American porn actress (d. 2007)
December 31
Ricky Whittle, English actor
Matthew Pavlich, former professional Australian rules footballer
Dr. Malik Hammad Lang, Peace Activist, Historian.
Deaths[edit] January[edit]

Richard Boone

Beulah Bondi

Adele Astaire
January 1
Kazimierz Michałowski, Polish archaeologist (b. 1901)
Mauri Rose, American race car champion (b. 1906)
January 3
Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria (b. 1883)
Marvin Opler, American anthropologist (b. 1914)
January 5
Harold Urey, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
Lanza del Vasto, Italian-born philosopher, poet and activist (b. 1901)
January 6 – A. J. Cronin, Scottish novelist (b. 1896)
January 7 – John Pascal, American playwright, screenwriter, author and journalist (b. 1932)
January 8 – Matthew Beard, American actor (b. 1925)
January 10
Katherine Alexander, American actress (b. 1898)
Richard Boone, American actor (b. 1917)
Prince Welf Ernst of Hanover (b. 1947)
January 11 – Beulah Bondi, American actress (b. 1889)
January 12 – Sir John Nicoll, British colonial governor (b. 1899)
January 13 – Robert Kellard, American actor (b. 1915)
January 16 – Bernard Lee, English actor (b. 1908)
January 19 – Francesca Woodman, American photographer (b. 1958)
January 21 – Allyn Joslyn, American actor (b. 1901)
January 23
Samuel Barber, American composer (b. 1910)
Lobsang Rampa (Cyril Henry Hoskin), English author (b. 1910)
January 25 – Adele Astaire, American actress (b. 1896)
January 27 – Léo Collard, Belgian Socialist politician (b. 1902)
January 29 – Lajos Korányi, Hungarian footballer (b. 1907)
January 30 – John Gordon, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1912)
January 31 – Cozy Cole, American jazz drummer (b. 1909)
February[edit]

Bill Haley

Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha

Ilo Wallace
February 1
Wanda Hendrix, American actress (b. 1928)
Ernst Pepping, German composer (b. 1901)
Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian composer (b. 1908)
February 2 – Hugh Joseph Addonizio, Italian-born American politician and Mayor of Newark (b. 1914)
February 3 – Normand Poirier, French-born American newspaper editor, journalist and essayist (b. 1928)
February 4 – Mario Camerini, Italian film director and screenwriter (b. 1895)
February 6 – Frederica of Hanover, Queen Consort of the Hellenes and wife of King Paul of Greece (b. 1917)
February 7 – Hermann Esser, German journalist and editor of the Nazi newspaper Völkischer Beobachter (b. 1900)
February 9
Bill Haley, American rock musician, member of Bill Haley & The Comets (b. 1925)
Jack Z. Anderson, U.S. Representative from California (b. 1904)
February 10 – Hubert Shirley-Smith, British civil engineer (b. 1901)
February 12 – Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape, British admiral (b. 1888)
February 15 – Karl Richter, German conductor (b. 1926)
February 17 – David Garnett, British writer (b. 1892)
February 18
John Knudsen Northrop, American airplane manufacturer (b. 1895)
Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha, Egyptian politician, 28th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1896)
February 20 – Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg, French magazine editor and playboy (b. 1904)
February 22
Michael Maltese, American screenwriter (b. 1908)
Curtis Bernhardt, German film director (b. 1899)
Ilo Wallace, wife of Henry A. Wallace, Second Lady of the United States (b. 1888)
February 25
Leonard Howell, Founder of Rastafarianism (b. 1898)
Gunichi Mikawa, Japanese admiral (b. 1888)
February 26
Howard Hanson, American composer (b. 1896)
Roger Tonge, British actor (b. 1946)
February 27 – Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (b. 1920)
March[edit]

Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón

Max Delbrück

John S. McCain Jr.

Douglas Lowe
March 1 – Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón, 14th President of Panama (b. 1903)
March 4 – Torin Thatcher, American actor (b. 1905)
March 5 – Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)
March 6 – George Geary, English cricketer (b. 1893)
March 7
Peter Birch, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1911)
Bosley Crowther, American film critic (b. 1905)
Kirill Kondrashin, Russian conductor (b. 1914)
Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, American tennis champion (b. 1908)
March 8 – Joseph Henry Woodger, British theoretical biologist (b. 1894)
March 9 – Max Delbrück, German biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1906)
March 10 – Flavio Calzavara, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
March 14
Paolo Grassi, Italian actor (b. 1919)
Eleanor Perry, American screenwriter and author (b. 1914)
March 15 – René Clair, French film director (b. 1898)
March 20 – Gerry Bertier, American college football player (b. 1953)
March 21 – Mark Donskoy, Russian Soviet film director (b. 1901)
March 22
John S. McCain Jr., American admiral (b. 1911)
Gil Puyat, Filipino businessman and politician, Senator of the Philippines and Senate President (b. 1907)
March 23
Claude Auchinleck, British field marshal (b. 1884)
Mike Hailwood, English motorcycle racer (b. 1940)
Beatrice Tinsley, English astronomer (b. 1941)
March 26 – Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist, geneticist and eugenicist, (b. 1903)
March 29 – Eric Williams, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1911)
March 30
Sherman Edwards, American songwriter (b. 1919)
Douglas Lowe, British Olympic athlete (b. 1902)
DeWitt Wallace, American magazine publisher (b. 1889)
March 31 – Frank Tieri, American gangster (b. 1904)
April[edit]

Lucile Godbold

Joe Louis

Prince Yasuhiko Asaka
April 3 – Juan Trippe, Airline entrepreneur (b. 1899)
April 4 – Brad Johnson, American actor (b. 1924)
April 5
Bob Hite, American musician (b. 1943)
Lucile Godbold, American Olympic athlete (b. 1900)
Maurice Zbriger, Canadian violinist, composer and conductor (b. 1896)
April 6 – Alfredo Guarini, Italian director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1901)
April 7 – Norman Taurog, American film director (b. 1899)
April 8
Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya, Indian entomologist (b. 1895)
Omar N. Bradley, American army general (b. 1893)
April 12
Joe Louis, American boxer (b. 1914)
Hendrik Andriessen, Dutch composer (b. 1892)
April 13 – Prince Yasuhiko Asaka of Japan (b. 1887)
April 15
John Thach, American naval aviator and admiral (b. 1905)
Lorenzo Guerrero, former President of Nicaragua (b. 1900)
April 17 – Ludwik Sempoliński, Polish actor (b. 1899)
April 18 – James H. Schmitz, German-born writer (b. 1911)
April 22 – Marcia King, murder victim (b. 1959)
April 23
Nietta Zocchi, Italian actress (b. 1909)
Josep Pla, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1897)
April 26
Jim Davis, American actor (b. 1909)
Madge Evans, American actress (b. 1909)
April 27 – John Aspinwall Roosevelt, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1916)
April 28 – Cliff Battles, American football player (Boston Redskins) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1910)
May[edit]

Odd Hassel

Bob Marley

William Saroyan

Stefan Wyszyński

Soong Ching-ling

Gyula Lóránt

Giuseppe Pella
May 1 – Barry Jones, American actor (b. 1893)
May 5 – Bobby Sands, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1954)
May 6 – Frank O’Grady, Australian public servant (b. 1900)
May 7 – Hiromichi Yahara, Imperial Japanese Army officer (b. 1902)
May 8
Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia (b. 1897)
Uri Zvi Greenberg, Israeli poet and journalist (b. 1896)
May 9
Nelson Algren, American author (b. 1909)
Ralph Allen, English footballer (b. 1906)
Margaret Lindsay, American actress (b. 1910)
May 11
Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
Bob Marley, Jamaican rock musician and guitarist (b. 1945)
May 12 – Benjamin Sheares, Singaporean politician and professor, 2nd President of Singapore (b. 1907)
May 13 – Ben Andrews, American actor (b. 1942)
May 17 – Hugo Friedhofer, German-American film composer (b. 1901)
May 18
Eleonore Baur, German Nazi and only woman to participate in Munich Beer Hall Putsch (b. 1885)
Arthur O’Connell, American actor (b. 1908)
William Saroyan, American author (b. 1908)
May 20 – Dositej, Metropolitan of Skopje (b. 1906)
May 21 – Yuki Shimoda, American actor (b. 1921)
May 22 – Boris Sagal, Ukrainian-American television and film director (b. 1923)
May 23
George Jessel, American actor (b. 1898)
Donald Macintyre, British naval officer and naval historian (b. 1904)
May 24
Jaime Roldós Aguilera, 33rd President of Ecuador (b. 1940)
A. Thiagarajah, Sri Lankan Tamil teacher and politician (b. 1916)
Jack Warner, British actor (b. 1895)
May 25
Armando de Armas Romero, Cuban painter (b. 1914)
Rosa Ponselle, American soprano (b. 1897)
Ruby Payne-Scott, Australian radio astronomer (b. 1912)
May 28
John Bryan Ward-Perkins, British archaeologist (b. 1912)
Mary Lou Williams, American jazz pianist (b. 1910)
Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Roman Catholic prelate, archbishop and Servant of God (b. 1901)
May 29 – Soong Ching-ling, Acting head of State of the People’s Republic of China (b. 1893)
May 30
Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
Peter Lindgren, Swedish actor (b. 1915)
Ziaur Rahman, 7th President of Bangladesh (b. 1936)
May 31
Gyula Lóránt, Hungarian footballer and manager (b. 1923)
Giuseppe Pella, Italian politician, 31st Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1902)
June[edit]

Rino Gaetano

Zarah Leander
June 1 – Carl Vinson, U.S. Congressman (b. 1883)
June 2 – Rino Gaetano, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
June 5 – Miguel Contreras Torres, Mexican actor, director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1899)
June 9 – Allen Ludden, American television game show host (b. 1917)
June 10
Jenny Maxwell, American actress (b. 1941)
Phelps Phelps, 38th Governor of American Samoa and United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic (d. 1897)
June 12 – Mahmoud Fawzi, Egyptian diplomat and political figure, 35th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1900)
June 13 – George Walsh, American actor (b. 1889)
June 14 – Sir Ronald Holmes, British government official in Hong Kong (b. 1913)
June 16 – Sir Thomas Playford, Australian politician, Premier of South Australia (b. 1891)
June 17
Sir Richard O’Connor, British general (b. 1889)
Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (b. 1889)
June 18 – Pamela Hansford Johnson, English poet, novelist, playwright, literary and social critic (b. 1912)
June 19
Billy Cook, American actor (b. 1928)
Anya Phillips, American co-founder of New York City’s Mudd Club (b. 1955)
Lotte Reiniger, German-born silhouette animator (b. 1899)
June 22
Henri Bouillard, French Jesuit theologian (b. 1908)
Lola Lane, American actress and singer (b. 1906)
June 23 – Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1907)
June 28
Mohammad Beheshti, Chief Justice of Iran (b. 1928)
Terry Fox, Canadian athlete and cancer activist (b. 1958)
July[edit]

Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi

Blessed Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa

Robert Moses
July 1
Marcel Breuer, Hungarian-born American architect (b. 1902)
George Voskovec, Czech-American actor, writer, dramatist and director (b. 1905)
July 3 – Ross Martin, American actor (b. 1920)
July 7 – Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi, South Yemenite socialist leader, 1st President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) (b. 1920)
July 8
Joe McDonnell, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1951)
Isaac Soyer, American painter (b. 1902)
July 10
Giorgio De Lullo, Italian actor and director (b. 1921)
Ken Rex McElroy, American murder victim (b. 1934)
July 16 – Harry Chapin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1942)
July 22 – Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa, Mexican Roman Catholic religious professed and Blessed (b. 1904)
July 27
Adam Walsh, American murder victim, inspired Code Adam (b. 1974)
William Wyler, American movie director (b. 1902)
July 28 – Stanley Francis Rother, American priest, martyr, and Blessed (b. 1935)
July 29 – Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)
July 31 – Omar Torrijos, Panamanian leader (b. 1929)
August[edit]

Melvyn Douglas
August 1
Paddy Chayefsky, American screenwriter (b. 1923)
Álvaro de Laiglesia, Spanish writer (b. 1922)
August 2
Delfo Cabrera, Argentine athlete (b. 1919)
Stefanie Clausen, Danish diver (b. 1900)
August 4 – Melvyn Douglas, American actor (b. 1901)
August 14 – Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (b. 1894)
August 15
Carol Ryrie Brink, American novelist (b. 1895)
Carlo Buscaglia, Italian football player (b. 1909)
Karl Gero, Duke of Urach, Lichtenstein noble (b. 1899)
August 18 – Anita Loos, American screenwriter (b. 1888)
August 19 – Jessie Matthews, English dancer, singer and actress (b. 1907)
August 22 – Glauber Rocha, Brazilian filmmaker (b. 1939)
August 27 – Valeri Kharlamov, Soviet ice hockey player (b. 1948)
August 28 – Béla Guttmann, Hungarian-born Association football coach (b. 1899)
August 29 – Lowell Thomas, American writer and broadcater (b. 1892)
August 30
Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 47th Prime Minister of Iran and 2nd President of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)
Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, Iranian theologian and politician, 48th Prime Minister of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)
Vera-Ellen, American actress and dancer (b. 1921)
September[edit]

Albert Speer

Robert Montgomery

Romulo Betancourt
September 1
Ann Harding, American actress (b. 1902)
Albert Speer, German Nazi architect and war minister (b. 1905)
September 2 – Enid Lyons, Australia politician (b. 1897)
September 3 – Alec Waugh, British novelist (b. 1898)
September 7
Edwin Albert Link, American pioneer in aviation, underwater archaeology, and submersibles, and inventor of aeronautical, navigation, and oceanographic equipment (b. 1904)
Christy Brown, Irish writer and painter (b. 1932)
September 8
Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist (b. 1901)
September 9
Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist (b. 1901)
Ricardo Balbín, Argentine politician, leader of the Radical Civic Union (UCR) (b. 1904)
Sir Robert (Bob) Askin, Premier of New South Wales (b. 1907)
September 11 – Frank McHugh, American actor (b. 1898)
September 12 – Eugenio Montale, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
September 14 – Charles L. Melson, American admiral (b. 1904)
September 15
Harold Bennett, British actor (b. 1899)
Rafael Méndez, Mexican-born trumpet virtuoso (b. 1906)
September 21 – Nigel Patrick, English actor (b. 1912)
September 22 – Harry Warren, American songwriter (b. 1893)
September 23 – Chief Dan George, Canadian actor and writer, tribal chief of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation (b. 1899)
September 24 – Patsy Kelly, American actress (b. 1910)
September 27 – Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (b. 1904)
September 28
Rómulo Betancourt, 2-time President of Venezuela (b. 1908)
Sir Edward Boyle, Baron Boyle of Hand

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1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1981st year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 981st year of the 2nd millennium, the 81st year of the 20th century, and the 2nd year of the 1980s decade.

January
Main article: January 1981
January – The subterranean Sarawak Chamber is discovered in Borneo.
January 1
Greece enters the European Economic Community, predecessor of the European Union.
Palau becomes a self-governing territory.
January 2 – One of the largest investigations by a British police force ends when serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the "Yorkshire Ripper", is arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
January 10 – Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments.
January 15 – Pope John Paul II receives a delegation led by Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa at the Vatican.
January 16 – Loyalists shoot and seriously wound Irish nationalist activist Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and her husband.
January 17 – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law.
January 19 – United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
January 20 – Iran releases the 52 Americans held for 444 days minutes after Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President of the United States, ending the Iran hostage crisis.
January 21 – The first DeLorean automobile, a stainless steel sports car with gull-wing doors, rolls off the production line in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.
January 23 – An earthquake of M 6.8 magnitude in Sichuan, China kills 150.
January 25
Jiang Qing ("Madame Mao") is sentenced to death in the People’s Republic of China.
In South Africa the largest part of the town Laingsburg is swept away within minutes by one of the strongest floods ever experienced in the Great Karoo.
January 27 – The Indonesian passenger ship Tamponas 2 catches fire and capsizes in the Java Sea, killing 580.
February[edit] Main article: February 1981
February 4 – Gro Harlem Brundtland becomes Prime Minister of Norway.
February 8 – 20 fans of Olympiacos and one fan of AEK Athens die, while 54 are injured, after a stampede at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, possibly because Gate 7 does not open immediately after the end of the game.
February 9 – Polish Prime Minister Józef Pińkowski resigns and is replaced by General Wojciech Jaruzelski.
February 14
Stardust fire: A fire at the Stardust nightclub in Artane, Dublin, Ireland in the early hours kills 48 people and injures 214.
Australia withdraws recognition of the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia.
February 17–22 – Pope John Paul II visit to the Philippines.
February 23 – Antonio Tejero, with members of the Guardia Civil, enters the Spanish Congress of Deputies and stops the session where Leopoldo Calvo-Sotelo is about to be named president of the government. The coup d’état fails thanks to King Juan Carlos.
February 24 – A powerful, M 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Athens, killing 22 people, injuring 400 people and destroying several buildings and 4,000 houses, mostly in Corinth and the nearby towns of Loutraki, Kiato and Xylokastro.
March[edit] Main article: March 1981
March 1 – Bobby Sands, a Provisional Irish Republican Army member, begins a hunger strike for political status in Long Kesh prison. He died May 5, the first of 10 men.
March 11 – Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet is sworn in as President of Chile for another 8-year term.
March 17 – In Italy the Propaganda Due Masonic Lodge is discovered.
March 19 – Three workers are killed and 5 injured during a test of the Space Shuttle Columbia.
March 29 – The first London Marathon starts with 7,500 runners.
March 30 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John Hinckley, Jr.; 2 police officers and Press Secretary James Brady are also wounded.
April[edit] Main article: April 1981
April 1 – Daylight saving time is introduced in the Soviet Union.
April 4 – UK pop group Bucks Fizz’s song Making Your Mind Up wins the 1981 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
April 11 – 1981 Brixton riot: Rioters in south London throw petrol bombs, attack police and loot shops.
April 12 – The Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Columbia with NASA astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen launches on the STS-1 mission, returning to Earth on April 14. It is the first time a manned reusable spacecraft has returned from orbit.

April 12: First Space Shuttle launch: Columbia, April 12, 1981.
April 15 – The first Coca-Cola bottling plant in China is opened.[1] April 18 – A Minor League Baseball game between the Rochester Red Wings and the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, becomes the longest professional baseball game in history: 8 hours and 25 minutes/33 innings (the 33rd inning is not played until June 23).
April 26 – French presidential election: A first-round runoff results between Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and François Mitterrand.
May[edit] Main article: May 1981
May – Daniel K. Ludwig abandons the Jari project in the Amazon basin.
May 1 – The new Chilean pension system, based on private pension funds, begins.
May 4 – The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) was founded in Vienna by law students from Austria, West Germany, Poland and Hungary.
May 5 – Bobby Sands, Provisional Irish Republican Army volunteer and abstentionist Member of Parliament of the House of Commons, dies, aged 27, on hunger strike in prison.
May 6 – A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Lin’s design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from 1,421 other entries.
May 11 – Jamaican singer Bob Marley dies aged 36 from cancer.
May 13 – Pope John Paul II is shot and nearly killed by Mehmet Ali Ağca, a Turkish gunman, as he enters St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City to address a general audience. The Pope recovers.
May 15 – Donna Payant is murdered by serial killer Lemuel Smith, the first time a female prison officer has been killed on-duty in the United States.
May 21
In France, Socialist François Mitterrand becomes the first socialist President of the French Fifth Republic.
In the National Hockey League, the New York Islanders win their second consecutive Stanley Cup defeating the Minnesota North Stars four games to one.
May 22 – Peter Sutcliffe is found guilty of being the Yorkshire Ripper. He is sentenced to life imprisonment on 13 counts of murder and 7 of attempted murder.
May 25 – In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Alain Robert scales the Willis Tower in Chicago.
May 26 – The Italian government resigns over its links to the fascist Masonic cell Propaganda Due.
May 30 – Bangladesh President Ziaur Rahman is assassinated in Chittagong.
May 31 – Burning of Jaffna library, one of the most violent examples of ethnic biblioclasm of the 20th century.
June[edit] Main article: June 1981
June 5 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 5 homosexual men in Los Angeles have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems (the first recognized cases of AIDS).
June 6 – Bihar train disaster: Seven coaches of an overcrowded passenger train fall off the tracks into the Bagmati River in Bihar, India, killing between 500 and 800.
June 7 – The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor killing ten Iraqi troops and a French technician.
June 12
Raiders of the Lost Ark is released in theaters.
– The 1981 Major League Baseball players’ strike begins.
June 13 – At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, Marcus Sarjeant fires 6 blank shots at Elizabeth II.
June 18
The Organization of Eastern Caribbean States is founded.
The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter makes its first flight at Groom Lake (Area 51), NV.
June 22 – Iranian president Abolhassan Banisadr is deposed.
June 27
The first game of paintball is played in Henniker, New Hampshire.
The E-mu Emulator sampler keyboard with floppy disk operation is unveiled at NAMM international Sound & Music Expo, Chicago. Production Model Serial Number 001 is issued to Stevie Wonder[2] July[edit] Main article: July 1981
July 2 – The Wonderland Gang is brutally murdered in a massacre involving Eddie Nash.
July 3 – The Toxteth riots in Liverpool, UK start after a mob saves a youth from being arrested. Shortly afterward, the Chapeltown riots in Leeds start after increased racial tension.
July 7 – United States President Ronald Reagan nominates the first woman, Sandra Day O’Connor, to the Supreme Court of the United States.
July 8 – Irish republican volunteer Joe McDonnell dies at the Long Kesh Internment Camp after a 61-day hunger strike.
July 9 – Donkey Kong is released, marking the first Donkey Kong title and Mario title arcade smash hit game developed by Nintendo.
July 10
Mahathir bin Mohamad becomes the 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
Urban rioting hits several parts of the United Kingdom, including Liverpool, Leeds and Birmingham.
July 16–21 – England become the first team this century to win a Test match after following on when they beat Australia by 18 runs at Headingley cricket ground, Leeds, England.
July 17
Hyatt Regency walkway collapse: Two skywalks filled with people at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri collapse into a crowded atrium lobby, killing 114.
Israeli aircraft bomb Beirut, destroying multi-story apartment blocks containing the offices of PLO associated groups, killing approximately 300 civilians and resulting in worldwide condemnation and a U.S. embargo on the export of aircraft to Israel.[3] July 19 – The 1981 Springbok Tour commences in New Zealand, amid controversy over the support of apartheid.
July 21 – Tohui The Panda is born in Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City, the first panda to ever be born and survive in captivity outside of China.
July 29 – A worldwide television audience of over 750 million people watch the Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
July 30 – As many as 50,000 demonstrators, mostly women and children, took to the streets in Łódź to protest food ration shortages in Communist Poland.
August[edit] Main article: August 1981
August 1 – The first 24-hour video music channel MTV (Music Television) is launched and airs its first video, Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles.
August 9 – Major League Baseball resumes from the strike with the All-Star Game in Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium.
August 12 – The original Model 5150 IBM PC (with a 4.77 MHz Intel 8088 processor) is released in the United States at a base price of $1,565.
August 19
Gulf of Sidra incident: Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi sends two Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets to intercept two U.S. Navy fighters over the Gulf of Sidra. The U.S. jets destroy the Libyan fighters.
Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT) is founded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by Sílvio Santos.
August 23 – South African troops attack SWAPO bases in Xangongo and Ongiva, Angola during Operation Protea.
August 24 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison, after pleading guilty to murdering John Lennon in Manhattan eight months earlier.
August 27 – North Korea fires a surface-to-air missile at a U.S. SR-71 Blackbird spy plane flying in South Korean and international airspace. The missile missed and the airplane was unharmed.[4] August 30 – Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 2nd President and 76th Prime Minister of Iran & Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, 77th Prime Minister of Iran were killed in terroristic explosion by People’s Mujahedin of Iran.
August 31 – A bomb explodes at the U.S. Air Force base in Ramstein, West Germany, injuring 20 people.
September[edit] Main article: September 1981
September 1 – Gregorio Conrado Álvarez is inaugurated as a military de facto President of Uruguay.
September 4 – An explosion at a mine in Záluží, Czechoslovakia, kills 65 people.
September 8 – The first episode of the extremely popular British sitcom Only Fools and Horses, Big Brother is shown on BBC One.
September 10 – Picasso’s painting Guernica is moved from New York to Madrid.
September 15 – Our Lady of Akita cries for the last time, on the "Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows".
September 15 – The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world, at 150 years old, when it operates under its own power outside Washington, D.C.
September 16 – Postman Pat is first aired on BBC One.
September 17 – Ric Flair defeats Dusty Rhodes to win his first World Heavyweight Wrestling Championship in Kansas City.
September 18 – France abolishes capital punishment.
September 19
Simon & Garfunkel perform The Concert in Central Park, a free concert in New York in front of approximately half a million people.
Solidarity Day march, in support of organized labor, draws approximately 250,000 people in Washington, D.C.
September 20 – The Brazilian river boat Sobral Santos capsizes in the Amazon River, Óbidos, Brazil, killing at least 300.
September 21 – Belize, formerly British Honduras, gains its independence from the United Kingdom.
September 25
Sandra Day O’Connor takes her seat as the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Rolling Stones begin their Tattoo You tour at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.
September 26
The Boeing 767 airliner makes its first flight.
The Sydney Tower opens to the public.
September 27 – TGV high-speed rail service between Paris and Lyon, France begins.
September 27 – 29 – Iran–Iraq War – Iranian forces break the Siege of Abadan in Operation Samen-ol-A’emeh.
September 28 – The classic animated comedy espionage TV series Danger Mouse debuts on ITV in the U.K.
October[edit] Main article: October 1981
October 2 – English rock band The Police releases Ghost in the Machine.
October 5 – Raoul Wallenberg becomes a posthumously honorary citizen of the United States.
October 6 – Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is assassinated during a parade by army members who belong to the Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization led by Khalid Islambouli; they opposed his negotiations with Israel.
October 10 – The Ministry for Education of Japan issues the jōyō kanji.
October 14 – Vice President Hosni Mubarak is elected President of Egypt, one week after Anwar Sadat was assassinated.
October 16 – Gas explosions at a coal mine at Hokutan, Yūbari, Hokkaidō, Japan kill 93.
October 21 – Andreas Papandreou becomes Prime Minister of Greece.
October 22 – The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organization faction led by Hareram Sharma and D. P. Singh begins.
October 27 – Soviet submarine S-363 runs aground outside the Karlskrona, Sweden military base.
November[edit] Main article: November 1981

November 1: Antigua and Barbuda.
November 1 – Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom.
November 9 – Edict No. 81-234 abolishes slavery in Mauritania.
November 12 – The Church of England General Synod votes to admit women to holy orders.
November 16 – Luke and Laura marry on the U.S. soap opera General Hospital; it is the highest-rated hour in daytime television history.
November 18 – COMDEX Fall, IBM introduces the IBM PC; Scientific Solutions announces the first PC add-in cards.
November 22 – The Edmonton Eskimos (14-1-1) barely stave off defeat and win a record 4th consecutive Grey Cup, at the 69th Grey Cup at Montréal’s Olympic Stadium defeating the Ottawa Rough Riders (5-11-0) 26-23 in the final three seconds; after being down 20–1 at halftime.[5] November 23 – Iran–Contra affair: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), authorizing the Central Intelligence Agency to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.
November 25–26 – A group of mercenaries led by Mike Hoare take over Mahe airport in the Seychelles in a coup attempt. Most of the mercenaries escape by a commandeered Air India passenger jet; six are later arrested.
November 30 – Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin negotiating intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe; the meetings end inconclusively on Thursday, December 17.
December[edit] Main article: December 1981
December 1 – An Inex-Adria Aviopromet McDonnell Douglas MD-80 strikes a mountain peak and crashes while approaching Ajaccio Airport in Corsica, killing all 180 people on board.
December 4 – South Africa grants Ciskei independence, not recognized outside South Africa.
December 7 – Rotary International charters the Rotary Club of Grand Baie, Mauritius.
December 8
The No. 21 Mine explosion in Whitwell, Tennessee kills 13.
Arthur Scargill becomes President-elect of the National Union of Mineworkers.
December 10 – During the Ministerial Session of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, Spain signs the Protocol of Accession to NATO.
December 11
Boxing: Muhammad Ali loses to Trevor Berbick; this proves to be Ali’s last-ever fight.
El Mozote massacre: In El Salvador, army units kill 900 civilians.
December 13
Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland, to prevent the dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity.
Clube de Regatas do Flamengo wins the Intercontinental Cup after a 3–0 win against Liverpool.
December 15 – A car bomb destroys the Iraqi Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 61 people; Syrian intelligence is blamed.
December 17 – American Brigadier General James L. Dozier is kidnapped in Verona by the Italian Red Brigades.
December 20 – The Penlee lifeboat disaster occurs off the coast of South-West Cornwall.
December 21 – Preferential Trade Area for Eastern and Southern Africa (PTA).
December 28 – The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.
December 31 – A coup d’état in Ghana removes President Hilla Limann’s PNP government and replaces it with the PNDC led by Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings.
Date unknown[edit] January to March – Heavy snow causes many houses and buildings to collapse in northwestern Japan; 152 are killed.
Cuba suffers a major outbreak of Dengue fever, with 344,203 cases.[6] Use of crack cocaine, a smokeable form of the drug, first reported in the United States and Caribbean.[7] Luxor AB presents the ABC 800 computer.
Polybius, an urban legend game, is said to have been released in Portland, Oregon; there is no evidence for its existence.
The State Council of the People’s Republic of China lists the cities of Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Guilin as those where the protection of historical and cultural heritage, as well as natural scenery, should be treated as a priority project.
Pepsi enters China.[8] The Millennium translation of Saint Edward the Martyr’s relics from Wareham to Shaftesbury in England is observed in a reenactment.
Births[edit] Births
January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December
January[edit]

Eden Riegel

Eli Manning

Rinko Kikuchi

Jérémie Renier

Jared Kushner

Pitbull

Ray J

Alicia Keys

Elijah Wood

Justin Timberlake
January 1
Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian race car driver
Mladen Petrić, Croatian football player
Eden Riegel, American actress
January 2 – Maxi Rodríguez, Argentine footballer
January 3 – Eli Manning, American football player
January 4
Silvy De Bie, Belgian singer
Aaron Schwartz, American actor
January 5
Deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman), Canadian DJ/producer
Brooklyn Sudano, American actress
January 6
Mike Jones, American rapper
Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress
Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor
January 7 – Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey goaltender
January 8
Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player
Genevieve Cortese, American actress
Jeff Francis, Canadian pitcher
January 9
Caroline Lufkin, American singer
Euzebiusz Smolarek, Polish footballer
January 10
Jared Kushner, American investor
Tamta, Georgian-Greek singer
January 11
Jamelia, British singer
Tom Meighan, British singer and songwriter
January 12 – Quentin Griffin, American football player
January 15
Howie Day, American singer and songwriter
El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer
Pitbull, American hip-hop musician and record producer
January 16 – Marta Roure, Andorran singer and actress
January 17
Scott Mechlowicz, American actor
Ray J, American rapper and singer
January 18 – Otgonbayar Ershuu, Mongolian visual artist
January 19
Lucho González, Argentine footballer
Bitsie Tulloch, American actress
Thaila Zucchi, English singer and actress
January 20
Brendan Fevola, Australian rules footballer
Owen Hargreaves, Canadian-born English footballer
Jason Richardson, American basketball player
January 21
Dany Heatley, German-born hockey player
Izabella Miko, Polish actress and dancer
Mohd Amri Yahyah, Malaysian footballer
January 22
Chantelle Anderson, American basketball player
O. T. Fagbenle, English actor, writer, and director
Willa Ford, American singer, television hostess, and actress
Beverley Mitchell, American actress
Ben Moody, American guitarist
January 24 – Carrie Coon, American actress
January 25
Alicia Keys, American singer, pianist and actress
Toše Proeski, Macedonian singer (d. 2007)
January 26 – Gustavo Dudamel, Venezuelan conductor
January 27
Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player
Greg Owens, Australian soccer player
January 28
Elijah Wood, American actor and music producer
Gen Hoshino, Japanese actor and singer
January 29
Rachna Khatau, Indian-American actress and singer
Jonny Lang, American musician
Darío Lopilato, Argentine actor
January 30
Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer
Chieko Higuchi, Japanese voice actress
January 31 – Justin Timberlake, American actor and musician
February[edit]

Sara Foster

Tom Hiddleston

Kelly Rowland

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Paris Hilton

Josh Gad

Josh Groban
February 1 – John Gemberling, American actor and comedian
February 2 – Emily Rose, American actress
February 3 – Alisa Reyes, American actress
February 4
Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)
February 5
Lee Eon, South Korean actor and model (d. 2008)
Nora Zehetner, American actress
Sara Foster, American actress
February 6 – Alison Haislip, American actress and former TV personality
February 8
Ralf Little, English actor
Jim Parrack, American actor
February 9
Tom Hiddleston, British actor
The Rev, American drummer (Avenged Sevenfold) (d. 2009)
February 10
Uzo Aduba, American actress
Natasha St-Pier, Canadian singer
Holly Willoughby, British television presenter
Stephanie Beatriz, Argentine-born American Actress
February 11
Kelly Rowland, American singer and actress
Edoardo Molinari, Italian golfer
February 12
Lisa Hannigan, Irish singer, songwriter, and musician
Selena Li, Hong Kong actress
February 13 – Durahim Jamaluddin, Malaysian footballer (d. 2018)
February 14 – Erin Torpey, American actress
February 15
Jenna Morasca, American television personality
Olivia, American singer
February 17
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor and film director
Paris Hilton, American model, heiress, and socialite
February 18
Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player
Ivan Sproule, British footballer
February 20
Adrian Lamo, American computer hacker (d. 2018)
Chris Thile, American mandolinist
Majandra Delfino, American actress
February 23
Josh Gad, American actor
Mai Nakahara, Japanese voice actress
Paleo, American singer-songwriter
Dylan Ryder, American former pornographic actress
February 24 – Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player
February 25
Park Ji-sung, South Korean footballer
Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor
February 26 – Maria Sansone, American journalist and Internet personality
February 27
Josh Groban, American singer
Mat Yeung, Hong Kong actor
March[edit]

Will Power

Bryce Dallas Howard

LeToya Luckett

Julia Stiles

Maarten van der Weijden
March 1
Ana Hickmann, Brazilian model
Adam LaVorgna, American actor
Will Power, Australian racing driver
Brad Winchester, American ice hockey player
Zach Cregger, American actor and comedian
March 2
Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (d. 2010)
Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress
March 3
Julius Malema, South African politician
Lil’ Flip, American rapper
Shada Hassoun, Iraqi singer
László Nagy, Hungarian handball player
Cristina Scarlat, Moldovan singer
March 5 – Hanna Alström, Swedish actress
March 6 – Ellen Muth, American actress
March 8 – Adam Jones, Welsh rugby union player
March 9 – Antonio Bryant, American football player
March 10
Samuel Eto’o, Cameroonian footballer
Kristen Maloney, American gymnast
March 11
David Anders, American actor
Lee Evans, American football player
LeToya Luckett, American singer
March 12
Kenta Kobayashi, Japanese professional wrestler
Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenian tennis player
March 15 – Young Buck, American rapper
March 16
Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer
Johannes Aigner, Austrian footballer
March 17 – Kyle Korver, American basketball player
March 18
Fabian Cancellara, Swiss road bicycle racer
Vanessa Lee Evigan, American actress
March 19
Declan Bennett, English singer-songwriter
Kolo Touré, Ivorian football player
March 22
Tiffany Dupont, American actress
MIMS, American rapper
March 24 – Philip Winchester, American actor
March 27
Lin Jun Jie, Singaporean singer
Terry McFlynn, British footballer
March 28
Gareth David-Lloyd, Welsh actor
Lindsay Frimodt, American model
Dan Petronijevic, Canadian actor
Julia Stiles, American actress
March 29
Alain Moussi, Gabonese actor and stuntman
Megan Hilty, American actress and singer
PJ Morton, American musician, singer, and producer
Jlloyd Samuel, Trinidadian footballer (d. 2018)
March 31
Gerard McCarthy, British actor
Ryōko Shintani, Japanese voice actress
Maarten van der Weijden, Dutch Olympic swimmer

April[edit]

Taylor Kitsch

Alessandra Ambrosio

Paul Rust

Courtney Peldon

Hayden Christensen

Jessica Alba

Kunal Nayyar
April 1
Aslı Bayram, Turkish German model and actress
Aimee Chan, Chinese-Canadian actress
Hannah Spearritt, British singer (S Club 7) and actress
Nolan Yonkman, Canadian hockey player
April 2
Bethany Joy Lenz, American actress and singer
Raghav, Canadian singer
April 3 – Arfius Arf, British artist
April 5 – Michael A. Monsoor, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2006)
April 6
Eliza Coupe, American actress
Robert Earnshaw, Welsh footballer
April 7
Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer
Terrell Roberts, American football player (d. 2019)
April 8
Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer
Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model
Ofer Shechter, Israeli actor
April 9
Milan Bartovič, Slovak hockey player
Eric Harris, American mass murderer (d. 1999)
Ireneusz Jeleń, Polish footballer
April 10
Gretchen Bleiler, American snowboarder
Laura Bell Bundy, American actress and singer
Liz McClarnon, British singer
Michael Pitt, American actor
Timmy Williams, American actor and comedian
April 11 – Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model
April 12 – Paul Rust, American actor and comedian
April 13 – Courtney Peldon, American actress
April 14 – Shinjiro Koizumi, Japanese politician
April 17 – Hanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer
April 18
Jang Na-ra, Korean actress and singer
Audrey Tang, Taiwanese software programmer
April 19
Saskia de Brauw, Dutch model and artist
Hayden Christensen, Canadian-American actor
Troy Polamalu, American football player
Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress
April 21
Mike Christie, English musician
Stephanie Larimore, American model
April 22 – Ken Dorsey, American football player
April 23 – Michelle Knight, American author and kidnap survivor
April 25
Felipe Massa, Brazilian race car driver
John McFall, British paralympic sprinter
Anja Pärson, Swedish alpine skier
April 26
Matthieu Delpierre, French football player
Mariana Ximenes, Brazilian actress
April 27 – Sandy Mölling, German pop singer
April 28 – Jessica Alba, American actress and businesswoman
April 29
Alex Vincent, American actor
Kunal Nayyar, British-Indian actor
George McCartney, British footballer
April 30 – Emma Pierson, American Television Actress
May[edit]

Robert Buckley

Craig David

Danielle Fishel

Stephen Amell

Rami Malek

Zara Tindall

Georges St-Pierre

Shiri Maimon

Mark Winterbottom

Daniel Bryan

Laura Bailey

Justin Chon
May 1
Alexander Hleb, Belarusian football player
Wes Welker, American football player
May 2
Robert Buckley, American actor
Rina Satō, Japanese voice actress
May 3
Farrah Franklin, American singer
Natalie Tong, Hong Kong actress
U;Nee, South Korean singer and actress (d. 2007)
May 4
Jason Kander, American politician and podcaster
Jacques Rudolph, South African cricketer
May 5
Chris Duncan, American baseball player (d. 2019)
Craig David, English singer
Danielle Fishel, American actress
Zach McGowan, American actor
May 8
Stephen Amell, Canadian actor
Andrés Romero, Argentine golfer
May 11
Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball player
Daisuke Matsui, Japanese football player
Dusán Mukics, Slovene journalist and reporter in Hungary
Terry Pheto, South African actress
Austin O’Brien, American actor and photographer
May 12
Rami Malek, American actor
Kentaro Sato, Japanese composer
Dennis Trillo, Filipino actor
May 13
Sunny Leone, Canadian pornstar and Bollywood actress
Rebecka Liljeberg, Swedish actress
Jimmy Wang Yang, Korean professional wrestler
May 15
Patrice Evra, Senegalese-born French footballer
Justin Morneau, Canadian baseball player
Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress
Zara Tindall, British elite equestrienne
May 16 – Joseph Morgan, English actor
May 17 – Shiri Maimon, Israeli pop/R&B singer, TV show host and actress
May 18 – Adam Green, American singer-songwriter
May 19
Sani Bečirovič, Slovenian basketball player
Bong Tae-gyu, South Korean actor
Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer
Georges St-Pierre, Canadian mixed martial arts fighter
May 20
Iker Casillas, Spanish footballer
Sean Conlon, English musician (5ive)
Rachel Platten, American singer-songwriter
Lindsay Taylor, American basketball player
Mark Winterbottom, Australian race car driver
May 21
Josh Hamilton, American baseball player
Anna Rogowska, Polish pole vaulter
May 22
Daniel Bryan, American professional wrestler
Melissa Gregory, American figure skater
May 23
Tim Robinson, American actor and comedian
Charles Rogers, American football player (d. 2019)
May 24 – Penny Taylor, Australian baseball player
May 25 – Logan Tom, American volleyball player.
May 26 – Isaac Slade, American singer-songwriter and pianist
May 27 – Alina Cojocaru, Romanian ballerina
May 28
Laura Bailey, American voice actress
Aaron Schock, American politician
May 29
Justin Chon, American actor
Chris Violette, Canadian actor
Andrey Arshavin, Russian football player
Brian Simnjanovski, American football player (d. 2009)
Alton Ford, American basketball player (d. 2018)
May 30 – Remy Ma, American rapper
May 31 – Jake Peavy, American baseball player
June[edit]

T.J. Miller

Enzo Fortuny

Natalie Portman

Adriana Lima

Chris Evans

Brandon Flowers

Vanessa Ray

Simon Ammann
June 1
Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter
Amy Schumer, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter
Johnny Pemberton, American actor and comedian
June 3 – Mike Adam, Canadian curler
June 4
Jennifer Carroll, Canadian swimmer
T.J. Miller, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
Giourkas Seitaridis, Greek footballer
Natalia Vodopyanova, Russian basketball player
June 5 – Jade Goody, British reality show star (d. 2009)
June 6 – Johnny Pacar, American actor
June 7
Enzo Fortuny, Mexican voice actor
Larisa Oleynik, American actress
Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player
June 8
Rachel Held Evans, American Christian columnist, blogger and author (d. 2019)
Alex Band, American musician
Sara Watkins, American violinist
Ai Nonaka, Japanese voice actress
June 9
Vic Chou, Taiwanese actor, singer, and model
Celina Jaitly, Indian actress
Natalie Portman, Israeli-American actress
Anoushka Shankar, British musician and daughter of Ravi Shankar
June 10
Hoku Ho, Hawaiian singer and musician
Burton O’Brien, Scottish footballer
Arwind Santos, Filipino professional basketball player
Jonathan Bennett, American actor and model
June 12
Adriana Lima, Brazilian model
John Gourley, American musician and singer
Jeremy Howard, American actor
June 13 – Chris Evans, American actor
June 14 – Lonneke Engel, Dutch model
June 15
Veljo Reinik, Estonian actor
Haley Scarnato, American singer
Maxey Whitehead, American voice actress
June 16
Ben Kweller, American musician
Joe Saunders, American baseball player
June 17 – Amrita Rao, Indian actress
June 18
Ella Chen, Taiwanese singer
Yurin, Japanese actress, voice actress and singer
June 20 – Alisan Porter, American singer and actress
June 21
Simon Delestre, French equestrian
Brandon Flowers, American singer and keyboardist
İbrahim Öztürk, Turkish footballer
June 22
Mathias Abel, German footballer
Monty Oum, American animator, director, and screenwriter (d. 2015)
Chris Urbanowicz, British guitarist
Péter Bajzát, Hungarian footballer
June 23
Antony Costa, English singer
Shi Xin Hui, Malaysian singer
Björn Schlicke, German footballer
June 24
Júnior Assunção, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Tilky Jones, American singer and actor
Cris Lankenau, American actor
Vanessa Ray, American actress and singer
June 25
Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper
Carlo Prater, Brazilian mixed martial artist
Sheridan Smith, English actress
June 27
Sam Hoare, British actor and director
Majida Issa, Colombian actress
John Driscoll, American actor
Cléber Santana, Brazilian footballer (d. 2016)
June 28
Jon Watts, American film director, producer and screenwriter
Mara Santangelo, Italian tennis player
June 29
Joe Johnson, American basketball player
Maria Maya, Brazilian actress
Marijo Šivolija, Croatian boxer
June 30 – Tom Burke, English actor
July[edit]

Ryan Hansen

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Paloma Faith

Summer Glau

Michiel Huisman

Fernando Alonso
July 1 – Orlando Cruz, Puerto Rican boxer
July 2
Paul Anthony Finn, Irish singer and songwriter
Alex Koroknay-Palicz, American activist
July 3
Evgeny Postny, Israeli chess grandmaster
Tevita Leo-Latu, New Zealand rugby league footballer
Brandon Jay McLaren, Canadian actor
July 4 – Tahar Rahim, French actor
July 5
Gianne Albertoni, Brazilian model
Ryan Hansen, American actor
July 6 – Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player
July 7
Brad James, American actor
Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer
Omar Naber, Slovenian singer, songwriter and guitar player
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer
Synyster Gates, American guitarist
July 8
Oka Antara, Indonesian rapper and actor
Lance Gross, American actor, model and photographer
Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player
July 9
Jamie Thomas King, English actor
Dylan Taylor, Canadian actor
July 10 – Aleksandar Tunchev, Bulgarian footballer
July 11 – Andre Johnson, American football player
July 12
Bojana Novakovic, Serbian-Australian actress
Rebecca Hunter, English singer and actress
Maya Sar, Bosnian singer
July 13
Michael Mando, Canadian actor, writer and director
Hassan Al Kontar, Syrian refugee
Ágnes Kovács, Hungarian swimmer
Fran Kranz, American actor
July 14
Milow, Belgian singer-songwriter
Lee Mead, British actor
July 15
Peter Odemwingie, Nigerian footballer
Taylor Kinney, American actor and model
Norhafiz Zamani Misbah, Malaysian footballer
OC Ukeje, Nigerian actor, model and musician
July 17
Mélanie Thierry, French actress
Qin Lan, Chinese actress, model, and singer
Jeremy Chan, Singaporean actor, singer and host
July 18
Joel Spira, Swedish actor
Michiel Huisman, Dutch actor, musician and singer-songwriter
July 19
Didz Hammond, bassist/backing vocalist
Nikki Osborne, Australian actress
Anderson Luiz de Carvalho, Brazilian footballer
July 20
Damien Delaney, Irish footballer
Dayang Nurfaizah, Malaysian singer
July 21
Paloma Faith, English singer, songwriter and actress
Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist
Blake Lewis, American singer, songwriter and beatboxer
Chrishell Stause, American actress
July 22
Clive Standen, Northern Irish actor
Josh Lawson, Australian actor
July 23
Steve Jocz, Canadian drummer
Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player
July 24
Summer Glau, American actress
Doug Bollinger, Australian cricketer
July 25
Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player
Finn Bálor (aka Fergal Devitt), Irish professional wrestler
July 26 – Maicon Douglas Sisenando, Brazilian footballer
July 27
Li Xiaopeng, Chinese gymnast
Dan Jones, British historian
July 29
Dyana Liu, American actress
Fernando Alonso, Spanish double Formula 1 world champion
July 30
Chandra Prakash Gharti, Nepalese politician
Lisa Wilhoit, American actress
Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (d. 2017)
July 31
M. Shadows, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold)
Eric Lively, American actor
Vernon Carey, American football player
Ira Losco, Maltese singer
August[edit]

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

Roger Federer

Harel Skaat

Meagan Good

Oh Jin-hyek

Jan Frodeno

Ben Barnes

Ross Marquand

Chad Michael Murray

Jay Ryan
August 1
Jordan Wall, American actor
August 3
Fikirte Addis, Ethiopian fashion designer
Travis Willingham, American voice actor
August 4
Abigail Spencer, American actress
Marques Houston, American singer and actor (IMx)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, British princess and American actress
Florian Silbereisen, German singer and television presenter
August 5
Anna Rawson, Australian professional golfer
Carl Crawford, Major League Baseball outfielder
Rachel Scott, American murder victim (d. 1999)
Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer and actress
Travie McCoy, American alternative hip-hop artist
August 6
Vitantonio Liuzzi, Italian race car driver
Leslie Odom Jr., American actor and singer
August 8
Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player
Meagan Good, American actress
Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress
Bradley McIntosh, English pop singer (S Club 7)
Harel Skaat, Israeli singer
August 9 – Li Jiawei, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player
August 10
Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer and actress
Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian badminton player
August 11 – Sandi Thom, Scottish singer & songwriter
August 12
Djibril Cissé, French footballer
Steve Talley, American actor
August 14
Ray William Johnson, American actor, comedian, rapper and YouTuber
Kofi Kingston, Ghanaian professional wrestler
August 15
Tosyn Bucknor, Nigerian media personality (d. 2018)
Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress
Oh Jin-hyek, South Korean archer
August 18 – Jan Frodeno, German triathlete
August 20 – Ben Barnes, English actor (Prince Caspian)
August 21
Jarrod Lyle, Australian golfer (d. 2018)
Mai Aizawa, Japanese voice actress
Ross Thomas, American actor
Winklevoss twins, American internet entrepreneurs and rowers
August 22 – Ross Marquand, American actor
August 23 – Carmen Luvana, Puerto Rican adult actress
August 24
Jiro Wang, Taiwanese actor and singer (Fahrenheit)
Chad Michael Murray, American actor
August 25
Rachel Bilson, American actress
Shiva Keshavan, Indian luge pilot
August 26 – Nico Muhly, American contemporary classical composer
August 27 – Patrick J. Adams, Canadian actor and director
August 28
Charlie Frye, American National Football League quarterback
Jake Owen, American country music singer-songwriter
August 29
Jay Ryan, New Zealand actor
Karim Darwish, Egyptian squash player
September[edit]

Beyoncé

Jonathan Taylor Thomas

Jennifer Hudson

Ben Schwartz

Alexis Bledel

Jennifer Tisdale

Christina Milian

Serena Williams

Dominique Moceanu
September 1
Park Hyo-shin, Korean singer
Clinton Portis, American football player
Michael Adamthwaite, Canadian voice actor
September 2 – Chris Tremlett, English cricketer
September 3 – Fearne Cotton, British television presenter
September 4
Jero, American-born Japanese enka singer
Beyoncé, American actress and R&B singer (Destiny’s Child)
Lacey Mosley, American lead vocalist (Flyleaf)
September 6 – Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong singer
September 7 – Natalie McGarry, Scottish National Party politician and Member of Parliament convicted of embezzlement[9] September 8
Dan Fredinburg, American Google executive
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor
September 9
Julie Gonzalo, Argentinian actress
Nancy Wu, Hong Kong actress
September 10 – Marco Chiudinelli, Swiss tennis player
September 11
Dylan Klebold, American mass murderer (d. 1999)
Charles Kelley, American country music singer-songwriter and founding member of Lady Antebellum
September 12
Jennifer Hudson, American singer and actress
Hosea Chanchez, American actor of The Game
September 13 – Angelina Love, Canadian professional wrestler
September 14
Ashley Roberts, American singer (The Pussycat Dolls)
Miyavi, Japanese musician
September 15 – Ben Schwartz, American actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer
September 16
Alexis Bledel, American actress
Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress
Nazril Irham, Indonesian singer
September 18 – Jennifer Tisdale, American actress
September 21
Nicole Richie, American actress, singer and socialite
Phoenix Marie, American porn actress
Sarah Whatmore, English singer-songwriter[10] September 22
Ashley Eckstein, American actress
Alexei Ramírez, Cuban baseball player
September 23
Misti Traya, American actress
Natalie Horler, German singer (Cascada)
Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver
September 25
Lee Norris, American actor
Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player
Van Hansis, American actor
Shane Tutmarc, American singer-songwriter (Dolour)
September 26
Christina Milian, American R&B singer and actress
Serena Williams, American tennis player
Ayumi Tsunematsu, Japanese voice actress
September 28 – Melissa Claire Egan, American actress
September 29 – Suzanne Shaw, British singer (Hear’Say) and actress
September 30
Cecelia Ahern, Irish author and daughter of Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach
Dominique Moceanu, Romanian-American gymnast
Ashleigh Aston Moore, American child actress (d. 2007)
October[edit]

Rupert Friend

Zlatan Ibrahimović

Raffi Torres

Jun Ji-hyun

Boyd Melson

Guy Sebastian
October 1
Rupert Friend, English actor, director, screenwriter and producer
Roxane Mesquida, French Actress
October 3
Zlatan Ibrahimović, Swedish footballer
Amanda Walsh, Canadian actress
Seth Gabel, American actor
October 4 – Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch speed skater (d. 2019)
October 5 – Enrico Fabris, Italian speed skater
October 7 – Austin Eubanks, American motivational speaker (d. 2019)
October 8
Ryuji Sainei, Japanese actor
Raffi Torres, Canadian ice hockey player
Ruby, Egyptian singer
October 9
Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor and producer
Ryoichi Maeda, Japanese footballer
October 10 – Una Healy, Irish singer (The Saturdays)
October 11
Beau Brady, Australian actor.
October 12
Engin Akyürek, Turkish actor
Tom Guiry, American actor
Brian J. Smith, American actor
October 13
Ryan Ashford, English footballer
Kele Okereke, English singer (Bloc Party)
October 14 – Ruslan Alekhno, Russian-Belarusian singer
October 15
Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player
Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver
October 16
Boyd Melson, American boxer
Caterina Scorsone, Canadian actress
October 17 – Tsubasa Imai, Japanese actor, singer and dancer (Tackey & Tsubasa)
October 19 – Christian Bautista, Filipino singer, actor, host, and model
October 20
Willis McGahee, American football player
Stefan Nystrand, Swedish swimmer
October 21 – Nemanja Vidić, Serbian football player
October 22 – Michael Fishman, American actor
October 23
Olivier Occéan, Canadian footballer
Huo Siyan, Chinese actress
October 24
Tila Tequila, Vietnamese-American model and singer
Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress
October 25
Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer
Hiroshi Aoyama, Japanese motorcycle road racer
October 26
Guy Sebastian, original Australian Idol 2003 singer
Sam Brown, American actor and comedian
October 28
Milan Baroš, Czech footballer
Dwayne Cameron, New Zealand actor
Noah Galloway, American former soldier and contestant from Dancing With The Stars
October 29
Jonathan Brown, Australian rules footballer
Amanda Beard, American swimmer
Angelika Dela Cruz, Filipina actress and singer
October 30
Chris Clemons, American football player
Fiona Dourif, American actress, daughter of Brad Dourif
Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean actress
Shaun Sipos, Canadian actor
Ivanka Trump, American model
October 31
Selina Ren, member of Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
Irina Denezhkina, Russian writer
Frank Iero, American guitarist (My Chemical Romance)
November[edit]

Raphael Gualazzi

Allison Tolman

Xabi Alonso

Barbara Pierce Bush

Jenna Bush Hager

Natasha Bedingfield
November 1
Matt Jones, American actor and comedian
LaTavia Roberson, American singer (Destiny’s Child)
November 2
Tatiana Totmianina, Russian figure skater
Katharine Isabelle, Candanian actress
Esha Deol, Indian actress and model
November 3
Blair Chenoweth, American beauty queen
Jackie Gayda, American professional wrestler
November 4
Lakshmi Menon, Indian model
Vince Wilfork, American football player
Paul Tucker Canadian comic-book artist
November 6 – Cassie Bernall, American murder victim (d. 1999)
November 7 – George Pilkington, English footballer
November 8
Joe Cole, English footballer
Azura Skye, American actress
November 9 – Scottie Thompson, American actress
November 10
Tony Blanco, Dominican baseball player
Jason Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2004)
Alison Waite, American model
November 11
Natalie Glebova, Canadian beauty queen
Raphael Gualazzi, Italian singer and pianist, Eurovision Song Contest 2011 runner-up
Susan Kelechi Watson, American actress
The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
November 13
Mark Cardona, Filipino basketball player
Shawn Yue, Hong Kong actor and singer
Kirsten Price, American porn actress
November 14 – Russell Tovey, British actor
November 15 – Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer
November 16 – Caitlin Glass, American voice actress
November 17
Sarah Harding, British singer (Girls Aloud)
Doug Walker, American actor, comedian, film critic, internet personality, and filmmaker
November 18
Allison Tolman, American actress
Christina Vidal, American actress
Nasim Pedrad, Iranian-American actress and comedian
November 19 – Yfke Sturm, Dutch model
November 20
Scott Hutchison, Scottish singer, songwriter, guitarist and artist (d. 2018)
Kimberley Walsh, British singer (Girls Aloud)
Andrea Riseborough, English actress
November 21
Bryant McFadden, American football player
Ainārs Kovals, Latvian javelin thrower
November 22
Ben Adams, British singer (A1)
Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
Song Hye-kyo, South Korean actress
November 24 – Lindsey Doe, American sexologist and video blogger
November 25
Xabi Alonso, Spanish footballer
Barbara Pierce Bush, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush
Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush
November 26
Natasha Bedingfield, British singer
Jon Ryan, Canadian National Football League football player from Regina, Saskatchewan
Aurora Snow, American pornographic actress
November 27 – Gary Lucy, British actor
November 29
Kimberly Cullum, American actress
Tom Hurndall, British photographer (d. 2004)
John Milhiser, American actor and comedian
Bakhyt Sarsekbayev, Kazakh Olympic boxer
December[edit]

Britney Spears

Lior Suchard

Lynda Thomas

Sienna Miller

Shizuka Arakawa

Ricky Whittle

Matthew Pavlich
December 1 – Kathryn Drysdale, English actress
December 2 – Britney Spears, American singer and entertainer
December 3
Liza Lapira, American actress
David Villa, Spanish footballer
Brian Bonsall, American actor
Tyjuan Hagler, American football player
December 4
Lila McCann, American singer
December 6 – Lior Suchard, Israeli mentalist
December 8 – Philip Rivers, NFL quarterback of the San Diego Chargers
December 9 – Dia Mirza, Bollywood actress
December 11
Zacky Vengeance, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold)
Javier Saviola, Argentine soccer player
Kevin Phillips, American film actor
Jeff McComsey, American artist
Nikki Benz, Ukrainian-American porn actress
Halina Perez, Filipina actress (d. 2004)
December 12 – Spencer Johnson, NFL player
December 13
Mathis Bailey, American-Canadian novelist and fiction writer
Amy Lee, American pianist/singer-songwriter (Evanescence)
December 14 – Amber Chia, Malaysian model and actress
December 15
Victoria Summer, English actress
Michelle Dockery, British actress
Thomas Herrion, American football player (d. 2005)
Donal Coonan, UK presenter for Channel 4’s webshow thisisaknife
Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russian soccer player
December 16
Krysten Ritter, American actress
Gaby Moreno, Guatemalan singer
A. J. Allmendinger, American race car driver
December 17
Houari Manar, Algerian raï singer (d. 2019)
Wacław Kiełtyka, Polish musician and composer
December 21
Lynda Thomas, Mexican eurodance and alternative rock musician
Cristian Zaccardo, Italian footballer
December 24 – Dima Bilan, Russian pop-singer
December 26 – Nikolai Nikolaeff, Australian actor
December 27
Jay Ellis, American actor
Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer
Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress
December 28
Elizabeth Jordan Carr, first American test-tube baby
Sienna Miller, American-born English actress
Khalid Boulahrouz, Dutch footballer
December 29
Charlotte Riley, English actress
Shizuka Arakawa, Japanese figure skater
December 30
Kyle Eckel, American National Football League player
Haley Paige, Mexican-American porn actress (d. 2007)
December 31
Ricky Whittle, English actor
Matthew Pavlich, former professional Australian rules footballer
Deaths[edit] January[edit]

Richard Boone

Beulah Bondi

Adele Astaire
January 1
Kazimierz Michałowski, Polish archaeologist (b. 1901)
Mauri Rose, American race car champion (b. 1906)
January 3
Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, the last surviving grandchild of Queen Victoria (b. 1883)
Marvin Opler, American anthropologist (b. 1914)
January 5
Harold Urey, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
Lanza del Vasto, Italian-born philosopher, poet and activist (b. 1901)
January 6 – A. J. Cronin, Scottish novelist (b. 1896)
January 7 – John Pascal, American playwright, screenwriter, author and journalist (b. 1932)
January 8 – Matthew Beard, American actor (b. 1925)
January 10
Katherine Alexander, American actress (b. 1898)
Richard Boone, American actor (b. 1917)
Prince Welf Ernst of Hanover (b. 1947)
January 11 – Beulah Bondi, American actress (b. 1889)
January 12 – Sir John Nicoll, British colonial governor (b. 1899)
January 13 – Robert Kellard, American actor (b. 1915)
January 16 – Bernard Lee, English actor (b. 1908)
January 19 – Francesca Woodman, American photographer (b. 1958)
January 21 – Allyn Joslyn, American actor (b. 1901)
January 23
Samuel Barber, American composer (b. 1910)
Lobsang Rampa (Cyril Henry Hoskin), English author (b. 1910)
January 25 – Adele Astaire, American actress (b. 1896)
January 27 – Léo Collard, Belgian Socialist politician (b. 1902)
January 29 – Lajos Korányi, Hungarian footballer (b. 1907)
January 30 – John Gordon, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1912)
January 31 – Cozy Cole, American jazz drummer (b. 1909)
February[edit]

Bill Haley

Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha

Ilo Wallace
February 1
Wanda Hendrix, American actress (b. 1928)
Ernst Pepping, German composer (b. 1901)
Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian composer (b. 1908)
February 2 – Hugh Joseph Addonizio, Italian-born American politician and Mayor of Newark (b. 1914)
February 3 – Normand Poirier, French-born American newspaper editor, journalist and essayist (b. 1928)
February 4 – Mario Camerini, Italian film director and screenwriter (b. 1895)
February 6 – Frederica of Hanover, Queen Consort of the Hellenes and wife of King Paul of Greece (b. 1917)
February 7 – Hermann Esser, German journalist and editor of the Nazi newspaper Völkischer Beobachter (b. 1900)
February 9
Bill Haley, American rock musician, member of Bill Haley & The Comets (b. 1925)
Jack Z. Anderson, U.S. Representative from California (b. 1904)
February 10 – Hubert Shirley-Smith, British civil engineer (b. 1901)
February 12 – Bruce Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of North Cape, British admiral (b. 1888)
February 15 – Karl Richter, German conductor (b. 1926)
February 17 – David Garnett, British writer (b. 1892)
February 18
John Knudsen Northrop, American airplane manufacturer (b. 1895)
Ibrahim Abdel Hady Pasha, Egyptian politician, 28th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1896)
February 20 – Baron Nicolas de Gunzburg, French magazine editor and playboy (b. 1904)
February 22
Michael Maltese, American screenwriter (b. 1908)
Curtis Bernhardt, German film director (b. 1899)
Ilo Wallace, wife of Henry A. Wallace, Second Lady of the United States (b. 1888)
February 25
Leonard Howell, Founder of Rastafarianism (b. 1898)
Gunichi Mikawa, Japanese admiral (b. 1888)
February 26
Howard Hanson, American composer (b. 1896)
Roger Tonge, British actor (b. 1946)
February 27 – Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (b. 1920)
March[edit]

Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón

Max Delbrück

John S. McCain Jr.

Douglas Lowe
March 1 – Roberto Francisco Chiari Remón, 14th President of Panama (b. 1903)
March 4 – Torin Thatcher, American actor (b. 1905)
March 5 – Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)
March 6 – George Geary, English cricketer (b. 1893)
March 7
Peter Birch, Irish Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1911)
Bosley Crowther, American film critic (b. 1905)
Kirill Kondrashin, Russian conductor (b. 1914)
Hilde Krahwinkel Sperling, American tennis champion (b. 1908)
March 8 – Joseph Henry Woodger, British theoretical biologist (b. 1894)
March 9 – Max Delbrück, German biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1906)
March 10 – Flavio Calzavara, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1900)
March 14
Paolo Grassi, Italian actor (b. 1919)
Eleanor Perry, American screenwriter and author (b. 1914)
March 15 – René Clair, French film director (b. 1898)
March 20 – Gerry Bertier, American college football player (b. 1953)
March 21 – Mark Donskoy, Russian Soviet film director (b. 1901)
March 22
John S. McCain Jr., American admiral (b. 1911)
Gil Puyat, Filipino businessman and politician, Senator of the Philippines and Senate President (b. 1907)
March 23
Claude Auchinleck, British field marshal (b. 1884)
Mike Hailwood, English motorcycle racer (b. 1940)
Beatrice Tinsley, English astronomer (b. 1941)
March 26 – Cyril Dean Darlington, English biologist, geneticist and eugenicist, (b. 1903)
March 29 – Eric Williams, 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago (b. 1911)
March 30
Sherman Edwards, American songwriter (b. 1919)
Douglas Lowe, British Olympic athlete (b. 1902)
DeWitt Wallace, American magazine publisher (b. 1889)
March 31 – Frank Tieri, American gangster (b. 1904)
April[edit]

Lucile Godbold

Joe Louis

Prince Yasuhiko Asaka
April 3 – Juan Trippe, Airline entrepreneur (b. 1899)
April 4 – Brad Johnson, American actor (b. 1924)
April 5
Bob Hite, American musician (b. 1943)
Lucile Godbold, American Olympic athlete (b. 1900)
Maurice Zbriger, Canadian violinist, composer and conductor (b. 1896)
April 6 – Alfredo Guarini, Italian director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1901)
April 7 – Norman Taurog, American film director (b. 1899)
April 8
Gopal Chandra Bhattacharya, Indian entomologist (b. 1895)
Omar N. Bradley, American army general (b. 1893)
April 12
Joe Louis, American boxer (b. 1914)
Hendrik Andriessen, Dutch composer (b. 1892)
April 13 – Prince Yasuhiko Asaka of Japan (b. 1887)
April 15
John Thach, American naval aviator and admiral (b. 1905)
Lorenzo Guerrero, former President of Nicaragua (b. 1900)
April 17 – Ludwik Sempoliński, Polish actor (b. 1899)
April 18 – James H. Schmitz, German-born writer (b. 1911)
April 22 – Marcia King, murder victim (b. 1959)
April 23
Nietta Zocchi, Italian actress (b. 1909)
Josep Pla, Spanish journalist and author (b. 1897)
April 26
Jim Davis, American actor (b. 1909)
Madge Evans, American actress (b. 1909)
April 27 – John Aspinwall Roosevelt, American businessman and philanthropist (b. 1916)
April 28 – Cliff Battles, American football player (Boston Redskins) and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (b. 1910)
May[edit]

Odd Hassel

Bob Marley

William Saroyan

Dositej, Metropolitan of Skopje

Stefan Wyszyński

Soong Ching-ling

Giuseppe Pella
May 1 – Barry Jones, American actor (b. 1893)
May 5 – Bobby Sands, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1954)
May 6 – Frank O’Grady, Australian public servant (b. 1900)
May 7 – Hiromichi Yahara, Imperial Japanese Army officer (b. 1902)
May 8
Prince Andrei Alexandrovich of Russia (b. 1897)
Uri Zvi Greenberg, Israeli poet and journalist (b. 1896)
May 9
Nelson Algren, American author (b. 1909)
Ralph Allen, English footballer (b. 1906)
Margaret Lindsay, American actress (b. 1910)
May 11
Odd Hassel, Norwegian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
Bob Marley, Jamaican rock musician and guitarist (b. 1945)
May 12 – Benjamin Sheares, Singaporean politician and professor, 2nd President of Singapore (b. 1907)
May 13 – Ben Andrews, American actor (b. 1942)
May 17 – Hugo Friedhofer, German-American film composer (b. 1901)
May 18
Eleonore Baur, German Nazi and only woman to participate in Munich Beer Hall Putsch (b. 1885)
Arthur O’Connell, American actor (b. 1908)
William Saroyan, American author (b. 1908)
May 20 – Dositej, Metropolitan of Skopje (b. 1906)
May 21 – Yuki Shimoda, American actor (b. 1921)
May 22 – Boris Sagal, Ukrainian-American television and film director (b. 1923)
May 23
George Jessel, American actor (b. 1898)
Donald Macintyre, British naval officer and naval historian (b. 1904)
May 24
Jaime Roldós Aguilera, 33rd President of Ecuador (b. 1940)
A. Thiagarajah, Sri Lankan Tamil teacher and politician (b. 1916)
Jack Warner, British actor (b. 1895)
May 25
Armando de Armas Romero, Cuban painter (b. 1914)
Rosa Ponselle, American soprano (b. 1897)
Ruby Payne-Scott, Australian radio astronomer (b. 1912)
May 28
John Bryan Ward-Perkins, British archaeologist (b. 1912)
Mary Lou Williams, American jazz pianist (b. 1910)
Stefan Wyszyński, Polish Roman Catholic prelate, archbishop and Servant of God (b. 1901)
May 29 – Soong Ching-ling, Acting head of State of the People’s Republic of China (b. 1893)
May 30
Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955)
Peter Lindgren, Swedish actor (b. 1915)
Ziaur Rahman, 7th President of Bangladesh (b. 1936)
May 31 – Giuseppe Pella, Italian politician, 31st Prime Minister of Italy (b. 1902)
June[edit]

Rino Gaetano

Zarah Leander
June 1 – Carl Vinson, U.S. Congressman (b. 1883)
June 2 – Rino Gaetano, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1950)
June 5 – Miguel Contreras Torres, Mexican actor, director, producer and screenwriter (b. 1899)
June 9 – Allen Ludden, American television game show host (b. 1917)
June 10
Jenny Maxwell, American actress (b. 1941)
Phelps Phelps, 38th Governor of American Samoa and United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic (d. 1897)
June 12 – Mahmoud Fawzi, Egyptian diplomat and political figure, 35th Prime Minister of Egypt (b. 1900)
June 13 – George Walsh, American actor (b. 1889)
June 14 – Sir Ronald Holmes, British government official in Hong Kong (b. 1913)
June 16 – Sir Thomas Playford, Australian politician, Premier of South Australia (b. 1891)
June 17
Sir Richard O’Connor, British general (b. 1889)
Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (b. 1889)
June 18 – Pamela Hansford Johnson, English poet, novelist, playwright, literary and social critic (b. 1912)
June 19
Billy Cook, American actor (b. 1928)
Anya Phillips, American co-founder of New York City’s Mudd Club (b. 1955)
Lotte Reiniger, German-born silhouette animator (b. 1899)
June 22
Henri Bouillard, French Jesuit theologian (b. 1908)
Lola Lane, American actress and singer (b. 1906)
June 23 – Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1907)
June 28
Mohammad Beheshti, Chief Justice of Iran (b. 1928)
Terry Fox, Canadian athlete and cancer activist (b. 1958)
July[edit]

Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi

Blessed Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa

Robert Moses
July 1
Marcel Breuer, Hungarian-born American architect (b. 1902)
George Voskovec, Czech-American actor, writer, dramatist and director (b. 1905)
July 3 – Ross Martin, American actor (b. 1920)
July 7 – Qahtan Muhammad al-Shaabi, South Yemenite socialist leader, 1st President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen (South Yemen) (b. 1920)
July 8
Joe McDonnell, Irish republican hunger striker (b. 1951)
Isaac Soyer, American painter (b. 1902)
July 10
Giorgio De Lullo, Italian actor and director (b. 1921)
Ken Rex McElroy, American murder victim (b. 1934)
July 16 – Harry Chapin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1942)
July 22 – Manuela de Jesús Arias Espinosa, Mexican Roman Catholic religious professed and Blessed (b. 1904)
July 27
Adam Walsh, American murder victim, inspired Code Adam (b. 1974)
William Wyler, American movie director (b. 1902)
July 28 – Stanley Francis Rother, American priest, martyr, and Blessed (b. 1935)
July 29 – Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)
July 31 – Omar Torrijos, Panamanian leader (b. 1929)
August[edit]

Melvyn Douglas
August 1
Paddy Chayefsky, American screenwriter (b. 1923)
Álvaro de Laiglesia, Spanish writer (b. 1922)
August 2
Delfo Cabrera, Argentine athlete (b. 1919)
Stefanie Clausen, Danish diver (b. 1900)
August 4 – Melvyn Douglas, American actor (b. 1901)
August 14 – Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor (b. 1894)
August 15
Carol Ryrie Brink, American novelist (b. 1895)
Carlo Buscaglia, Italian football player (b. 1909)
Karl Gero, Duke of Urach, Lichtenstein noble (b. 1899)
August 18 – Anita Loos, American screenwriter (b. 1888)
August 19 – Jessie Matthews, English dancer, singer and actress (b. 1907)
August 22 – Glauber Rocha, Brazilian filmmaker (b. 1939)
August 27 – Valeri Kharlamov, Soviet ice hockey player (b. 1948)
August 28 – Béla Guttmann, Hungarian-born Association football coach (b. 1899)
August 29 – Lowell Thomas, American writer and broadcater (b. 1892)
August 30
Mohammad-Ali Rajai, 47th Prime Minister of Iran and 2nd President of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)
Mohammad-Javad Bahonar, Iranian theologian and politician, 48th Prime Minister of Iran (assassinated) (b. 1933)
Vera-Ellen, American actress and dancer (b. 1921)
September[edit]

Albert Speer

Robert Montgomery

Romulo Betancourt
September 1
Ann Harding, American actress (b. 1902)
Albert Speer, German Nazi architect and war minister (b. 1905)
September 2 – Enid Lyons, Australia politician (b. 1897)
September 3 – Alec Waugh, British novelist (b. 1898)
September 7
Edwin Albert Link, American pioneer in aviation, underwater archaeology, and submersibles, and inventor of aeronautical, navigation, and oceanographic equipment (b. 1904)
Christy Brown, Irish writer and painter (b. 1932)
September 8
Hideki Yukawa, Japanese physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1907)
Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist (b. 1901)
September 9
Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist (b. 1901)
Ricardo Balbín, Argentine politician, leader of the Radical Civic Union (UCR) (b. 1904)
Sir Robert (Bob) Askin, Premier of New South Wales (b. 1907)
September 11 – Frank McHugh, American actor (b. 1898)
September 12 – Eugenio Montale, Italian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1896)
September 14 – Charles L. Melson, American admiral (b. 1904)
September 15
Harold Bennett, British actor (b. 1899)
Rafael Méndez, Mexican-born trumpet virtuoso (b. 1906)
September 21 – Nigel Patrick, English actor (b. 1912)
September 22 – Harry Warren, American songwriter (b. 1893)
September 23 – Chief Dan George, Canadian actor and writer, tribal chief of the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation (b. 1899)
September 24 – Patsy Kelly, American actress (b. 1910)
September 27 – Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (b. 1904)
September 28
Rómulo Betancourt, 2-time President of Venezuela (b. 1908)
Sir Edward Boyle, Baron Boyle of Handsworth, British Conservative cabinet minister (b. 1923)
September 29
Javad Fakoori, Iranian military officer, former minister of Defence (b. 1913)
Mousa Namjoo, Iranian military officer, minister of Defence (b. 1938)
Bill Shankly, British football manager (b. 1913)
October[edit]

Gloria Grahame

Anwar Sadat
October 2
Harry Golden, American journalist (b. 1902)
Hazel Scott, American jazz singer and pianist (b. 1920)
October 3 – Chrysostom Blashkevich, Soviet Benedict monk (b. 1915)
October 4 – Freddie Lindstrom, American baseball player (New York Giants) and a member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1905)
October 5 – Gloria Grahame, American actress (b. 1923)
October 6 – Anwar Sadat, 37th Prime Minister of Egypt and 3rd President of Egypt, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (assassinated) (b. 1918)
October 13
Antonio Berni, Argentine painter (b. 1905)
Nils Asther, Danish-born actor (b. 1897)
October 16
Stanley Clements, American actor (b. 1926)
Moshe Dayan, Israeli general (b. 1915)
October 20 – Mary Coyle Chase, American playwright (b. 1906)
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