Royal Mail British Fishing Industry 1981

Royal Mail British Fishing Industry 1981

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)
October

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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)
October

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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)
October

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Royal Mail British Folklore 1981

Royal Mail British Folklore 1981

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)
October

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Royal Mail British Folklore 1981

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)
October

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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)
October

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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)
October

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Royal Mail British Folklore 1981

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)
October

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Infrared HDR Church of St Andrew, Colney, Norfolk

Infrared HDR Church of St Andrew, Colney, Norfolk

Infrared HDR. IR converted Canon 40D (Lifepixel). AEB +/-3 total of 7 exposures processed with Photomatix. Layered in PSE13.

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

High-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI) is a high dynamic range (HDR) technique used in imaging and photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than is possible with standard digital imaging or photographic techniques. The aim is to present a similar range of luminance to that experienced through the human visual system. The human eye, through adaptation of the iris and other methods, adjusts constantly to adapt to a broad range of luminance present in the environment. The brain continuously interprets this information so that a viewer can see in a wide range of light conditions.

HDR images can represent a greater range of luminance levels than can be achieved using more ‘traditional’ methods, such as many real-world scenes containing very bright, direct sunlight to extreme shade, or very faint nebulae. This is often achieved by capturing and then combining several different, narrower range, exposures of the same subject matter. Non-HDR cameras take photographs with a limited exposure range, referred to as LDR, resulting in the loss of detail in highlights or shadows.

The two primary types of HDR images are computer renderings and images resulting from merging multiple low-dynamic-range (LDR) or standard-dynamic-range (SDR) photographs. HDR images can also be acquired using special image sensors, such as an oversampled binary image sensor.

Due to the limitations of printing and display contrast, the extended luminosity range of an HDR image has to be compressed to be made visible. The method of rendering an HDR image to a standard monitor or printing device is called tone mapping. This method reduces the overall contrast of an HDR image to facilitate display on devices or printouts with lower dynamic range, and can be applied to produce images with preserved local contrast (or exaggerated for artistic effect).

In photography, dynamic range is measured in exposure value (EV) differences (known as stops). An increase of one EV, or ‘one stop’, represents a doubling of the amount of light. Conversely, a decrease of one EV represents a halving of the amount of light. Therefore, revealing detail in the darkest of shadows requires high exposures, while preserving detail in very bright situations requires very low exposures. Most cameras cannot provide this range of exposure values within a single exposure, due to their low dynamic range. High-dynamic-range photographs are generally achieved by capturing multiple standard-exposure images, often using exposure bracketing, and then later merging them into a single HDR image, usually within a photo manipulation program). Digital images are often encoded in a camera’s raw image format, because 8-bit JPEG encoding does not offer a wide enough range of values to allow fine transitions (and regarding HDR, later introduces undesirable effects due to lossy compression).

Any camera that allows manual exposure control can make images for HDR work, although one equipped with auto exposure bracketing (AEB) is far better suited. Images from film cameras are less suitable as they often must first be digitized, so that they can later be processed using software HDR methods.

In most imaging devices, the degree of exposure to light applied to the active element (be it film or CCD) can be altered in one of two ways: by either increasing/decreasing the size of the aperture or by increasing/decreasing the time of each exposure. Exposure variation in an HDR set is only done by altering the exposure time and not the aperture size; this is because altering the aperture size also affects the depth of field and so the resultant multiple images would be quite different, preventing their final combination into a single HDR image.

An important limitation for HDR photography is that any movement between successive images will impede or prevent success in combining them afterwards. Also, as one must create several images (often three or five and sometimes more) to obtain the desired luminance range, such a full ‘set’ of images takes extra time. HDR photographers have developed calculation methods and techniques to partially overcome these problems, but the use of a sturdy tripod is, at least, advised.

Some cameras have an auto exposure bracketing (AEB) feature with a far greater dynamic range than others, from the 3 EV of the Canon EOS 40D, to the 18 EV of the Canon EOS-1D Mark II. As the popularity of this imaging method grows, several camera manufactures are now offering built-in HDR features. For example, the Pentax K-7 DSLR has an HDR mode that captures an HDR image and outputs (only) a tone mapped JPEG file. The Canon PowerShot G12, Canon PowerShot S95 and Canon PowerShot S100 offer similar features in a smaller format.. Nikon’s approach is called ‘Active D-Lighting’ which applies exposure compensation and tone mapping to the image as it comes from the sensor, with the accent being on retaing a realistic effect . Some smartphones provide HDR modes, and most mobile platforms have apps that provide HDR picture taking.

Camera characteristics such as gamma curves, sensor resolution, noise, photometric calibration and color calibration affect resulting high-dynamic-range images.

Color film negatives and slides consist of multiple film layers that respond to light differently. As a consequence, transparent originals (especially positive slides) feature a very high dynamic range

Tone mapping
Tone mapping reduces the dynamic range, or contrast ratio, of an entire image while retaining localized contrast. Although it is a distinct operation, tone mapping is often applied to HDRI files by the same software package.

Several software applications are available on the PC, Mac and Linux platforms for producing HDR files and tone mapped images. Notable titles include

Adobe Photoshop
Aurora HDR
Dynamic Photo HDR
HDR Efex Pro
HDR PhotoStudio
Luminance HDR
MagicRaw
Oloneo PhotoEngine
Photomatix Pro
PTGui

Information stored in high-dynamic-range images typically corresponds to the physical values of luminance or radiance that can be observed in the real world. This is different from traditional digital images, which represent colors as they should appear on a monitor or a paper print. Therefore, HDR image formats are often called scene-referred, in contrast to traditional digital images, which are device-referred or output-referred. Furthermore, traditional images are usually encoded for the human visual system (maximizing the visual information stored in the fixed number of bits), which is usually called gamma encoding or gamma correction. The values stored for HDR images are often gamma compressed (power law) or logarithmically encoded, or floating-point linear values, since fixed-point linear encodings are increasingly inefficient over higher dynamic ranges.

HDR images often don’t use fixed ranges per color channel—other than traditional images—to represent many more colors over a much wider dynamic range. For that purpose, they don’t use integer values to represent the single color channels (e.g., 0-255 in an 8 bit per pixel interval for red, green and blue) but instead use a floating point representation. Common are 16-bit (half precision) or 32-bit floating point numbers to represent HDR pixels. However, when the appropriate transfer function is used, HDR pixels for some applications can be represented with a color depth that has as few as 10–12 bits for luminance and 8 bits for chrominance without introducing any visible quantization artifacts.

History of HDR photography
The idea of using several exposures to adequately reproduce a too-extreme range of luminance was pioneered as early as the 1850s by Gustave Le Gray to render seascapes showing both the sky and the sea. Such rendering was impossible at the time using standard methods, as the luminosity range was too extreme. Le Gray used one negative for the sky, and another one with a longer exposure for the sea, and combined the two into one picture in positive.

Mid 20th century
Manual tone mapping was accomplished by dodging and burning – selectively increasing or decreasing the exposure of regions of the photograph to yield better tonality reproduction. This was effective because the dynamic range of the negative is significantly higher than would be available on the finished positive paper print when that is exposed via the negative in a uniform manner. An excellent example is the photograph Schweitzer at the Lamp by W. Eugene Smith, from his 1954 photo essay A Man of Mercy on Dr. Albert Schweitzer and his humanitarian work in French Equatorial Africa. The image took 5 days to reproduce the tonal range of the scene, which ranges from a bright lamp (relative to the scene) to a dark shadow.

Ansel Adams elevated dodging and burning to an art form. Many of his famous prints were manipulated in the darkroom with these two methods. Adams wrote a comprehensive book on producing prints called The Print, which prominently features dodging and burning, in the context of his Zone System.

With the advent of color photography, tone mapping in the darkroom was no longer possible due to the specific timing needed during the developing process of color film. Photographers looked to film manufacturers to design new film stocks with improved response, or continued to shoot in black and white to use tone mapping methods.

Color film capable of directly recording high-dynamic-range images was developed by Charles Wyckoff and EG&G "in the course of a contract with the Department of the Air Force". This XR film had three emulsion layers, an upper layer having an ASA speed rating of 400, a middle layer with an intermediate rating, and a lower layer with an ASA rating of 0.004. The film was processed in a manner similar to color films, and each layer produced a different color. The dynamic range of this extended range film has been estimated as 1:108. It has been used to photograph nuclear explosions, for astronomical photography, for spectrographic research, and for medical imaging. Wyckoff’s detailed pictures of nuclear explosions appeared on the cover of Life magazine in the mid-1950s.

Late 20th century
Georges Cornuéjols and licensees of his patents (Brdi, Hymatom) introduced the principle of HDR video image, in 1986, by interposing a matricial LCD screen in front of the camera’s image sensor, increasing the sensors dynamic by five stops. The concept of neighborhood tone mapping was applied to video cameras by a group from the Technion in Israel led by Dr. Oliver Hilsenrath and Prof. Y.Y.Zeevi who filed for a patent on this concept in 1988.

In February and April 1990, Georges Cornuéjols introduced the first real-time HDR camera that combined two images captured by a sensor3435 or simultaneously3637 by two sensors of the camera. This process is known as bracketing used for a video stream.

In 1991, the first commercial video camera was introduced that performed real-time capturing of multiple images with different exposures, and producing an HDR video image, by Hymatom, licensee of Georges Cornuéjols.

Also in 1991, Georges Cornuéjols introduced the HDR+ image principle by non-linear accumulation of images to increase the sensitivity of the camera: for low-light environments, several successive images are accumulated, thus increasing the signal to noise ratio.

In 1993, another commercial medical camera producing an HDR video image, by the Technion.

Modern HDR imaging uses a completely different approach, based on making a high-dynamic-range luminance or light map using only global image operations (across the entire image), and then tone mapping the result. Global HDR was first introduced in 19931 resulting in a mathematical theory of differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter that was published in 1995 by Steve Mann and Rosalind Picard.

On October 28, 1998, Ben Sarao created one of the first nighttime HDR+G (High Dynamic Range + Graphic image)of STS-95 on the launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. It consisted of four film images of the shuttle at night that were digitally composited with additional digital graphic elements. The image was first exhibited at NASA Headquarters Great Hall, Washington DC in 1999 and then published in Hasselblad Forum, Issue 3 1993, Volume 35 ISSN 0282-5449.

The advent of consumer digital cameras produced a new demand for HDR imaging to improve the light response of digital camera sensors, which had a much smaller dynamic range than film. Steve Mann developed and patented the global-HDR method for producing digital images having extended dynamic range at the MIT Media Laboratory. Mann’s method involved a two-step procedure: (1) generate one floating point image array by global-only image operations (operations that affect all pixels identically, without regard to their local neighborhoods); and then (2) convert this image array, using local neighborhood processing (tone-remapping, etc.), into an HDR image. The image array generated by the first step of Mann’s process is called a lightspace image, lightspace picture, or radiance map. Another benefit of global-HDR imaging is that it provides access to the intermediate light or radiance map, which has been used for computer vision, and other image processing operations.

21st century
In 2005, Adobe Systems introduced several new features in Photoshop CS2 including Merge to HDR, 32 bit floating point image support, and HDR tone mapping.

On June 30, 2016, Microsoft added support for the digital compositing of HDR images to Windows 10 using the Universal Windows Platform.

HDR sensors
Modern CMOS image sensors can often capture a high dynamic range from a single exposure. The wide dynamic range of the captured image is non-linearly compressed into a smaller dynamic range electronic representation. However, with proper processing, the information from a single exposure can be used to create an HDR image.

Such HDR imaging is used in extreme dynamic range applications like welding or automotive work. Some other cameras designed for use in security applications can automatically provide two or more images for each frame, with changing exposure. For example, a sensor for 30fps video will give out 60fps with the odd frames at a short exposure time and the even frames at a longer exposure time. Some of the sensor may even combine the two images on-chip so that a wider dynamic range without in-pixel compression is directly available to the user for display or processing.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-dynamic-range_imaging

Infrared Photography

In infrared photography, the film or image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light. The part of the spectrum used is referred to as near-infrared to distinguish it from far-infrared, which is the domain of thermal imaging. Wavelengths used for photography range from about 700 nm to about 900 nm. Film is usually sensitive to visible light too, so an infrared-passing filter is used; this lets infrared (IR) light pass through to the camera, but blocks all or most of the visible light spectrum (the filter thus looks black or deep red). ("Infrared filter" may refer either to this type of filter or to one that blocks infrared but passes other wavelengths.)

When these filters are used together with infrared-sensitive film or sensors, "in-camera effects" can be obtained; false-color or black-and-white images with a dreamlike or sometimes lurid appearance known as the "Wood Effect," an effect mainly caused by foliage (such as tree leaves and grass) strongly reflecting in the same way visible light is reflected from snow. There is a small contribution from chlorophyll fluorescence, but this is marginal and is not the real cause of the brightness seen in infrared photographs. The effect is named after the infrared photography pioneer Robert W. Wood, and not after the material wood, which does not strongly reflect infrared.

The other attributes of infrared photographs include very dark skies and penetration of atmospheric haze, caused by reduced Rayleigh scattering and Mie scattering, respectively, compared to visible light. The dark skies, in turn, result in less infrared light in shadows and dark reflections of those skies from water, and clouds will stand out strongly. These wavelengths also penetrate a few millimeters into skin and give a milky look to portraits, although eyes often look black.

Until the early 20th century, infrared photography was not possible because silver halide emulsions are not sensitive to longer wavelengths than that of blue light (and to a lesser extent, green light) without the addition of a dye to act as a color sensitizer. The first infrared photographs (as distinct from spectrographs) to be published appeared in the February 1910 edition of The Century Magazine and in the October 1910 edition of the Royal Photographic Society Journal to illustrate papers by Robert W. Wood, who discovered the unusual effects that now bear his name. The RPS co-ordinated events to celebrate the centenary of this event in 2010. Wood’s photographs were taken on experimental film that required very long exposures; thus, most of his work focused on landscapes. A further set of infrared landscapes taken by Wood in Italy in 1911 used plates provided for him by CEK Mees at Wratten & Wainwright. Mees also took a few infrared photographs in Portugal in 1910, which are now in the Kodak archives.

Infrared-sensitive photographic plates were developed in the United States during World War I for spectroscopic analysis, and infrared sensitizing dyes were investigated for improved haze penetration in aerial photography. After 1930, new emulsions from Kodak and other manufacturers became useful to infrared astronomy.

Infrared photography became popular with photography enthusiasts in the 1930s when suitable film was introduced commercially. The Times regularly published landscape and aerial photographs taken by their staff photographers using Ilford infrared film. By 1937 33 kinds of infrared film were available from five manufacturers including Agfa, Kodak and Ilford. Infrared movie film was also available and was used to create day-for-night effects in motion pictures, a notable example being the pseudo-night aerial sequences in the James Cagney/Bette Davis movie The Bride Came COD.

False-color infrared photography became widely practiced with the introduction of Kodak Ektachrome Infrared Aero Film and Ektachrome Infrared EIR. The first version of this, known as Kodacolor Aero-Reversal-Film, was developed by Clark and others at the Kodak for camouflage detection in the 1940s. The film became more widely available in 35mm form in the 1960s but KODAK AEROCHROME III Infrared Film 1443 has been discontinued.

Infrared photography became popular with a number of 1960s recording artists, because of the unusual results; Jimi Hendrix, Donovan, Frank and a slow shutter speed without focus compensation, however wider apertures like f/2.0 can produce sharp photos only if the lens is meticulously refocused to the infrared index mark, and only if this index mark is the correct one for the filter and film in use. However, it should be noted that diffraction effects inside a camera are greater at infrared wavelengths so that stopping down the lens too far may actually reduce sharpness.

Most apochromatic (‘APO’) lenses do not have an Infrared index mark and do not need to be refocused for the infrared spectrum because they are already optically corrected into the near-infrared spectrum. Catadioptric lenses do not often require this adjustment because their mirror containing elements do not suffer from chromatic aberration and so the overall aberration is comparably less. Catadioptric lenses do, of course, still contain lenses, and these lenses do still have a dispersive property.

Infrared black-and-white films require special development times but development is usually achieved with standard black-and-white film developers and chemicals (like D-76). Kodak HIE film has a polyester film base that is very stable but extremely easy to scratch, therefore special care must be used in the handling of Kodak HIE throughout the development and printing/scanning process to avoid damage to the film. The Kodak HIE film was sensitive to 900 nm.

As of November 2, 2007, "KODAK is preannouncing the discontinuance" of HIE Infrared 35 mm film stating the reasons that, "Demand for these products has been declining significantly in recent years, and it is no longer practical to continue to manufacture given the low volume, the age of the product formulations and the complexity of the processes involved." At the time of this notice, HIE Infrared 135-36 was available at a street price of around $12.00 a roll at US mail order outlets.

Arguably the greatest obstacle to infrared film photography has been the increasing difficulty of obtaining infrared-sensitive film. However, despite the discontinuance of HIE, other newer infrared sensitive emulsions from EFKE, ROLLEI, and ILFORD are still available, but these formulations have differing sensitivity and specifications from the venerable KODAK HIE that has been around for at least two decades. Some of these infrared films are available in 120 and larger formats as well as 35 mm, which adds flexibility to their application. With the discontinuance of Kodak HIE, Efke’s IR820 film has become the only IR film on the marketneeds update with good sensitivity beyond 750 nm, the Rollei film does extend beyond 750 nm but IR sensitivity falls off very rapidly.

Color infrared transparency films have three sensitized layers that, because of the way the dyes are coupled to these layers, reproduce infrared as red, red as green, and green as blue. All three layers are sensitive to blue so the film must be used with a yellow filter, since this will block blue light but allow the remaining colors to reach the film. The health of foliage can be determined from the relative strengths of green and infrared light reflected; this shows in color infrared as a shift from red (healthy) towards magenta (unhealthy). Early color infrared films were developed in the older E-4 process, but Kodak later manufactured a color transparency film that could be developed in standard E-6 chemistry, although more accurate results were obtained by developing using the AR-5 process. In general, color infrared does not need to be refocused to the infrared index mark on the lens.

In 2007 Kodak announced that production of the 35 mm version of their color infrared film (Ektachrome Professional Infrared/EIR) would cease as there was insufficient demand. Since 2011, all formats of color infrared film have been discontinued. Specifically, Aerochrome 1443 and SO-734.

There is no currently available digital camera that will produce the same results as Kodak color infrared film although the equivalent images can be produced by taking two exposures, one infrared and the other full-color, and combining in post-production. The color images produced by digital still cameras using infrared-pass filters are not equivalent to those produced on color infrared film. The colors result from varying amounts of infrared passing through the color filters on the photo sites, further amended by the Bayer filtering. While this makes such images unsuitable for the kind of applications for which the film was used, such as remote sensing of plant health, the resulting color tonality has proved popular artistically.

Color digital infrared, as part of full spectrum photography is gaining popularity. The ease of creating a softly colored photo with infrared characteristics has found interest among hobbyists and professionals.

In 2008, Los Angeles photographer, Dean Bennici started cutting and hand rolling Aerochrome color Infrared film. All Aerochrome medium and large format which exists today came directly from his lab. The trend in infrared photography continues to gain momentum with the success of photographer Richard Mosse and multiple users all around the world.

Digital camera sensors are inherently sensitive to infrared light, which would interfere with the normal photography by confusing the autofocus calculations or softening the image (because infrared light is focused differently from visible light), or oversaturating the red channel. Also, some clothing is transparent in the infrared, leading to unintended (at least to the manufacturer) uses of video cameras. Thus, to improve image quality and protect privacy, many digital cameras employ infrared blockers. Depending on the subject matter, infrared photography may not be practical with these cameras because the exposure times become overly long, often in the range of 30 seconds, creating noise and motion blur in the final image. However, for some subject matter the long exposure does not matter or the motion blur effects actually add to the image. Some lenses will also show a ‘hot spot’ in the centre of the image as their coatings are optimised for visible light and not for IR.

An alternative method of DSLR infrared photography is to remove the infrared blocker in front of the sensor and replace it with a filter that removes visible light. This filter is behind the mirror, so the camera can be used normally – handheld, normal shutter speeds, normal composition through the viewfinder, and focus, all work like a normal camera. Metering works but is not always accurate because of the difference between visible and infrared refraction. When the IR blocker is removed, many lenses which did display a hotspot cease to do so, and become perfectly usable for infrared photography. Additionally, because the red, green and blue micro-filters remain and have transmissions not only in their respective color but also in the infrared, enhanced infrared color may be recorded.

Since the Bayer filters in most digital cameras absorb a significant fraction of the infrared light, these cameras are sometimes not very sensitive as infrared cameras and can sometimes produce false colors in the images. An alternative approach is to use a Foveon X3 sensor, which does not have absorptive filters on it; the Sigma SD10 DSLR has a removable IR blocking filter and dust protector, which can be simply omitted or replaced by a deep red or complete visible light blocking filter. The Sigma SD14 has an IR/UV blocking filter that can be removed/installed without tools. The result is a very sensitive digital IR camera.

While it is common to use a filter that blocks almost all visible light, the wavelength sensitivity of a digital camera without internal infrared blocking is such that a variety of artistic results can be obtained with more conventional filtration. For example, a very dark neutral density filter can be used (such as the Hoya ND400) which passes a very small amount of visible light compared to the near-infrared it allows through. Wider filtration permits an SLR viewfinder to be used and also passes more varied color information to the sensor without necessarily reducing the Wood effect. Wider filtration is however likely to reduce other infrared artefacts such as haze penetration and darkened skies. This technique mirrors the methods used by infrared film photographers where black-and-white infrared film was often used with a deep red filter rather than a visually opaque one.

Another common technique with near-infrared filters is to swap blue and red channels in software (e.g. photoshop) which retains much of the characteristic ‘white foliage’ while rendering skies a glorious blue.

Several Sony cameras had the so-called Night Shot facility, which physically moves the blocking filter away from the light path, which makes the cameras very sensitive to infrared light. Soon after its development, this facility was ‘restricted’ by Sony to make it difficult for people to take photos that saw through clothing. To do this the iris is opened fully and exposure duration is limited to long times of more than 1/30 second or so. It is possible to shoot infrared but neutral density filters must be used to reduce the camera’s sensitivity and the long exposure times mean that care must be taken to avoid camera-shake artifacts.

Fuji have produced digital cameras for use in forensic criminology and medicine which have no infrared blocking filter. The first camera, designated the S3 PRO UVIR, also had extended ultraviolet sensitivity (digital sensors are usually less sensitive to UV than to IR). Optimum UV sensitivity requires special lenses, but ordinary lenses usually work well for IR. In 2007, FujiFilm introduced a new version of this camera, based on the Nikon D200/ FujiFilm S5 called the IS Pro, also able to take Nikon lenses. Fuji had earlier introduced a non-SLR infrared camera, the IS-1, a modified version of the FujiFilm FinePix S9100. Unlike the S3 PRO UVIR, the IS-1 does not offer UV sensitivity. FujiFilm restricts the sale of these cameras to professional users with their EULA specifically prohibiting "unethical photographic conduct".

Phase One digital camera backs can be ordered in an infrared modified form.

Remote sensing and thermographic cameras are sensitive to longer wavelengths of infrared (see Infrared spectrum#Commonly used sub-division scheme). They may be multispectral and use a variety of technologies which may not resemble common camera or filter designs. Cameras sensitive to longer infrared wavelengths including those used in infrared astronomy often require cooling to reduce thermally induced dark currents in the sensor (see Dark current (physics)). Lower cost uncooled thermographic digital cameras operate in the Long Wave infrared band (see Thermographic camera#Uncooled infrared detectors). These cameras are generally used for building inspection or preventative maintenance but can be used for artistic pursuits as well.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infrared_photography

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Church of St Andrew, Caxton, Cambridgeshire

Church of St Andrew, Caxton, Cambridgeshire

Infrared HDR. IR converted Canon 40D (Lifepixel). AEB +/-3 total of 7 exposures processed with Photomatix. Layered in PSE13.

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

High-dynamic-range imaging (HDRI) is a high dynamic range (HDR) technique used in imaging and photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than is possible with standard digital imaging or photographic techniques. The aim is to present a similar range of luminance to that experienced through the human visual system. The human eye, through adaptation of the iris and other methods, adjusts constantly to adapt to a broad range of luminance present in the environment. The brain continuously interprets this information so that a viewer can see in a wide range of light conditions.

HDR images can represent a greater range of luminance levels than can be achieved using more ‘traditional’ methods, such as many real-world scenes containing very bright, direct sunlight to extreme shade, or very faint nebulae. This is often achieved by capturing and then combining several different, narrower range, exposures of the same subject matter. Non-HDR cameras take photographs with a limited exposure range, referred to as LDR, resulting in the loss of detail in highlights or shadows.

The two primary types of HDR images are computer renderings and images resulting from merging multiple low-dynamic-range (LDR) or standard-dynamic-range (SDR) photographs. HDR images can also be acquired using special image sensors, such as an oversampled binary image sensor.

Due to the limitations of printing and display contrast, the extended luminosity range of an HDR image has to be compressed to be made visible. The method of rendering an HDR image to a standard monitor or printing device is called tone mapping. This method reduces the overall contrast of an HDR image to facilitate display on devices or printouts with lower dynamic range, and can be applied to produce images with preserved local contrast (or exaggerated for artistic effect).

In photography, dynamic range is measured in exposure value (EV) differences (known as stops). An increase of one EV, or ‘one stop’, represents a doubling of the amount of light. Conversely, a decrease of one EV represents a halving of the amount of light. Therefore, revealing detail in the darkest of shadows requires high exposures, while preserving detail in very bright situations requires very low exposures. Most cameras cannot provide this range of exposure values within a single exposure, due to their low dynamic range. High-dynamic-range photographs are generally achieved by capturing multiple standard-exposure images, often using exposure bracketing, and then later merging them into a single HDR image, usually within a photo manipulation program). Digital images are often encoded in a camera’s raw image format, because 8-bit JPEG encoding does not offer a wide enough range of values to allow fine transitions (and regarding HDR, later introduces undesirable effects due to lossy compression).

Any camera that allows manual exposure control can make images for HDR work, although one equipped with auto exposure bracketing (AEB) is far better suited. Images from film cameras are less suitable as they often must first be digitized, so that they can later be processed using software HDR methods.

In most imaging devices, the degree of exposure to light applied to the active element (be it film or CCD) can be altered in one of two ways: by either increasing/decreasing the size of the aperture or by increasing/decreasing the time of each exposure. Exposure variation in an HDR set is only done by altering the exposure time and not the aperture size; this is because altering the aperture size also affects the depth of field and so the resultant multiple images would be quite different, preventing their final combination into a single HDR image.

An important limitation for HDR photography is that any movement between successive images will impede or prevent success in combining them afterwards. Also, as one must create several images (often three or five and sometimes more) to obtain the desired luminance range, such a full ‘set’ of images takes extra time. HDR photographers have developed calculation methods and techniques to partially overcome these problems, but the use of a sturdy tripod is, at least, advised.

Some cameras have an auto exposure bracketing (AEB) feature with a far greater dynamic range than others, from the 3 EV of the Canon EOS 40D, to the 18 EV of the Canon EOS-1D Mark II. As the popularity of this imaging method grows, several camera manufactures are now offering built-in HDR features. For example, the Pentax K-7 DSLR has an HDR mode that captures an HDR image and outputs (only) a tone mapped JPEG file. The Canon PowerShot G12, Canon PowerShot S95 and Canon PowerShot S100 offer similar features in a smaller format.. Nikon’s approach is called ‘Active D-Lighting’ which applies exposure compensation and tone mapping to the image as it comes from the sensor, with the accent being on retaing a realistic effect . Some smartphones provide HDR modes, and most mobile platforms have apps that provide HDR picture taking.

Camera characteristics such as gamma curves, sensor resolution, noise, photometric calibration and color calibration affect resulting high-dynamic-range images.

Color film negatives and slides consist of multiple film layers that respond to light differently. As a consequence, transparent originals (especially positive slides) feature a very high dynamic range

Tone mapping
Tone mapping reduces the dynamic range, or contrast ratio, of an entire image while retaining localized contrast. Although it is a distinct operation, tone mapping is often applied to HDRI files by the same software package.

Several software applications are available on the PC, Mac and Linux platforms for producing HDR files and tone mapped images. Notable titles include

Adobe Photoshop
Aurora HDR
Dynamic Photo HDR
HDR Efex Pro
HDR PhotoStudio
Luminance HDR
MagicRaw
Oloneo PhotoEngine
Photomatix Pro
PTGui

Information stored in high-dynamic-range images typically corresponds to the physical values of luminance or radiance that can be observed in the real world. This is different from traditional digital images, which represent colors as they should appear on a monitor or a paper print. Therefore, HDR image formats are often called scene-referred, in contrast to traditional digital images, which are device-referred or output-referred. Furthermore, traditional images are usually encoded for the human visual system (maximizing the visual information stored in the fixed number of bits), which is usually called gamma encoding or gamma correction. The values stored for HDR images are often gamma compressed (power law) or logarithmically encoded, or floating-point linear values, since fixed-point linear encodings are increasingly inefficient over higher dynamic ranges.

HDR images often don’t use fixed ranges per color channel—other than traditional images—to represent many more colors over a much wider dynamic range. For that purpose, they don’t use integer values to represent the single color channels (e.g., 0-255 in an 8 bit per pixel interval for red, green and blue) but instead use a floating point representation. Common are 16-bit (half precision) or 32-bit floating point numbers to represent HDR pixels. However, when the appropriate transfer function is used, HDR pixels for some applications can be represented with a color depth that has as few as 10–12 bits for luminance and 8 bits for chrominance without introducing any visible quantization artifacts.

History of HDR photography
The idea of using several exposures to adequately reproduce a too-extreme range of luminance was pioneered as early as the 1850s by Gustave Le Gray to render seascapes showing both the sky and the sea. Such rendering was impossible at the time using standard methods, as the luminosity range was too extreme. Le Gray used one negative for the sky, and another one with a longer exposure for the sea, and combined the two into one picture in positive.

Mid 20th century
Manual tone mapping was accomplished by dodging and burning – selectively increasing or decreasing the exposure of regions of the photograph to yield better tonality reproduction. This was effective because the dynamic range of the negative is significantly higher than would be available on the finished positive paper print when that is exposed via the negative in a uniform manner. An excellent example is the photograph Schweitzer at the Lamp by W. Eugene Smith, from his 1954 photo essay A Man of Mercy on Dr. Albert Schweitzer and his humanitarian work in French Equatorial Africa. The image took 5 days to reproduce the tonal range of the scene, which ranges from a bright lamp (relative to the scene) to a dark shadow.

Ansel Adams elevated dodging and burning to an art form. Many of his famous prints were manipulated in the darkroom with these two methods. Adams wrote a comprehensive book on producing prints called The Print, which prominently features dodging and burning, in the context of his Zone System.

With the advent of color photography, tone mapping in the darkroom was no longer possible due to the specific timing needed during the developing process of color film. Photographers looked to film manufacturers to design new film stocks with improved response, or continued to shoot in black and white to use tone mapping methods.

Color film capable of directly recording high-dynamic-range images was developed by Charles Wyckoff and EG&G "in the course of a contract with the Department of the Air Force". This XR film had three emulsion layers, an upper layer having an ASA speed rating of 400, a middle layer with an intermediate rating, and a lower layer with an ASA rating of 0.004. The film was processed in a manner similar to color films, and each layer produced a different color. The dynamic range of this extended range film has been estimated as 1:108. It has been used to photograph nuclear explosions, for astronomical photography, for spectrographic research, and for medical imaging. Wyckoff’s detailed pictures of nuclear explosions appeared on the cover of Life magazine in the mid-1950s.

Late 20th century
Georges Cornuéjols and licensees of his patents (Brdi, Hymatom) introduced the principle of HDR video image, in 1986, by interposing a matricial LCD screen in front of the camera’s image sensor, increasing the sensors dynamic by five stops. The concept of neighborhood tone mapping was applied to video cameras by a group from the Technion in Israel led by Dr. Oliver Hilsenrath and Prof. Y.Y.Zeevi who filed for a patent on this concept in 1988.

In February and April 1990, Georges Cornuéjols introduced the first real-time HDR camera that combined two images captured by a sensor3435 or simultaneously3637 by two sensors of the camera. This process is known as bracketing used for a video stream.

In 1991, the first commercial video camera was introduced that performed real-time capturing of multiple images with different exposures, and producing an HDR video image, by Hymatom, licensee of Georges Cornuéjols.

Also in 1991, Georges Cornuéjols introduced the HDR+ image principle by non-linear accumulation of images to increase the sensitivity of the camera: for low-light environments, several successive images are accumulated, thus increasing the signal to noise ratio.

In 1993, another commercial medical camera producing an HDR video image, by the Technion.

Modern HDR imaging uses a completely different approach, based on making a high-dynamic-range luminance or light map using only global image operations (across the entire image), and then tone mapping the result. Global HDR was first introduced in 19931 resulting in a mathematical theory of differently exposed pictures of the same subject matter that was published in 1995 by Steve Mann and Rosalind Picard.

On October 28, 1998, Ben Sarao created one of the first nighttime HDR+G (High Dynamic Range + Graphic image)of STS-95 on the launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. It consisted of four film images of the shuttle at night that were digitally composited with additional digital graphic elements. The image was first exhibited at NASA Headquarters Great Hall, Washington DC in 1999 and then published in Hasselblad Forum, Issue 3 1993, Volume 35 ISSN 0282-5449.

The advent of consumer digital cameras produced a new demand for HDR imaging to improve the light response of digital camera sensors, which had a much smaller dynamic range than film. Steve Mann developed and patented the global-HDR method for producing digital images having extended dynamic range at the MIT Media Laboratory. Mann’s method involved a two-step procedure: (1) generate one floating point image array by global-only image operations (operations that affect all pixels identically, without regard to their local neighborhoods); and then (2) convert this image array, using local neighborhood processing (tone-remapping, etc.), into an HDR image. The image array generated by the first step of Mann’s process is called a lightspace image, lightspace picture, or radiance map. Another benefit of global-HDR imaging is that it provides access to the intermediate light or radiance map, which has been used for computer vision, and other image processing operations.

21st century
In 2005, Adobe Systems introduced several new features in Photoshop CS2 including Merge to HDR, 32 bit floating point image support, and HDR tone mapping.

On June 30, 2016, Microsoft added support for the digital compositing of HDR images to Windows 10 using the Universal Windows Platform.

HDR sensors
Modern CMOS image sensors can often capture a high dynamic range from a single exposure. The wide dynamic range of the captured image is non-linearly compressed into a smaller dynamic range electronic representation. However, with proper processing, the information from a single exposure can be used to create an HDR image.

Such HDR imaging is used in extreme dynamic range applications like welding or automotive work. Some other cameras designed for use in security applications can automatically provide two or more images for each frame, with changing exposure. For example, a sensor for 30fps video will give out 60fps with the odd frames at a short exposure time and the even frames at a longer exposure time. Some of the sensor may even combine the two images on-chip so that a wider dynamic range without in-pixel compression is directly available to the user for display or processing.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-dynamic-range_imaging

Infrared Photography

In infrared photography, the film or image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light. The part of the spectrum used is referred to as near-infrared to distinguish it from far-infrared, which is the domain of thermal imaging. Wavelengths used for photography range from about 700 nm to about 900 nm. Film is usually sensitive to visible light too, so an infrared-passing filter is used; this lets infrared (IR) light pass through to the camera, but blocks all or most of the visible light spectrum (the filter thus looks black or deep red). ("Infrared filter" may refer either to this type of filter or to one that blocks infrared but passes other wavelengths.)

When these filters are used together with infrared-sensitive film or sensors, "in-camera effects" can be obtained; false-color or black-and-white images with a dreamlike or sometimes lurid appearance known as the "Wood Effect," an effect mainly caused by foliage (such as tree leaves and grass) strongly reflecting in the same way visible light is reflected from snow. There is a small contribution from chlorophyll fluorescence, but this is marginal and is not the real cause of the brightness seen in infrared photographs. The effect is named after the infrared photography pioneer Robert W. Wood, and not after the material wood, which does not strongly reflect infrared.

The other attributes of infrared photographs include very dark skies and penetration of atmospheric haze, caused by reduced Rayleigh scattering and Mie scattering, respectively, compared to visible light. The dark skies, in turn, result in less infrared light in shadows and dark reflections of those skies from water, and clouds will stand out strongly. These wavelengths also penetrate a few millimeters into skin and give a milky look to portraits, although eyes often look black.

Until the early 20th century, infrared photography was not possible because silver halide emulsions are not sensitive to longer wavelengths than that of blue light (and to a lesser extent, green light) without the addition of a dye to act as a color sensitizer. The first infrared photographs (as distinct from spectrographs) to be published appeared in the February 1910 edition of The Century Magazine and in the October 1910 edition of the Royal Photographic Society Journal to illustrate papers by Robert W. Wood, who discovered the unusual effects that now bear his name. The RPS co-ordinated events to celebrate the centenary of this event in 2010. Wood’s photographs were taken on experimental film that required very long exposures; thus, most of his work focused on landscapes. A further set of infrared landscapes taken by Wood in Italy in 1911 used plates provided for him by CEK Mees at Wratten & Wainwright. Mees also took a few infrared photographs in Portugal in 1910, which are now in the Kodak archives.

Infrared-sensitive photographic plates were developed in the United States during World War I for spectroscopic analysis, and infrared sensitizing dyes were investigated for improved haze penetration in aerial photography. After 1930, new emulsions from Kodak and other manufacturers became useful to infrared astronomy.

Infrared photography became popular with photography enthusiasts in the 1930s when suitable film was introduced commercially. The Times regularly published landscape and aerial photographs taken by their staff photographers using Ilford infrared film. By 1937 33 kinds of infrared film were available from five manufacturers including Agfa, Kodak and Ilford. Infrared movie film was also available and was used to create day-for-night effects in motion pictures, a notable example being the pseudo-night aerial sequences in the James Cagney/Bette Davis movie The Bride Came COD.

False-color infrared photography became widely practiced with the introduction of Kodak Ektachrome Infrared Aero Film and Ektachrome Infrared EIR. The first version of this, known as Kodacolor Aero-Reversal-Film, was developed by Clark and others at the Kodak for camouflage detection in the 1940s. The film became more widely available in 35mm form in the 1960s but KODAK AEROCHROME III Infrared Film 1443 has been discontinued.

Infrared photography became popular with a number of 1960s recording artists, because of the unusual results; Jimi Hendrix, Donovan, Frank and a slow shutter speed without focus compensation, however wider apertures like f/2.0 can produce sharp photos only if the lens is meticulously refocused to the infrared index mark, and only if this index mark is the correct one for the filter and film in use. However, it should be noted that diffraction effects inside a camera are greater at infrared wavelengths so that stopping down the lens too far may actually reduce sharpness.

Most apochromatic (‘APO’) lenses do not have an Infrared index mark and do not need to be refocused for the infrared spectrum because they are already optically corrected into the near-infrared spectrum. Catadioptric lenses do not often require this adjustment because their mirror containing elements do not suffer from chromatic aberration and so the overall aberration is comparably less. Catadioptric lenses do, of course, still contain lenses, and these lenses do still have a dispersive property.

Infrared black-and-white films require special development times but development is usually achieved with standard black-and-white film developers and chemicals (like D-76). Kodak HIE film has a polyester film base that is very stable but extremely easy to scratch, therefore special care must be used in the handling of Kodak HIE throughout the development and printing/scanning process to avoid damage to the film. The Kodak HIE film was sensitive to 900 nm.

As of November 2, 2007, "KODAK is preannouncing the discontinuance" of HIE Infrared 35 mm film stating the reasons that, "Demand for these products has been declining significantly in recent years, and it is no longer practical to continue to manufacture given the low volume, the age of the product formulations and the complexity of the processes involved." At the time of this notice, HIE Infrared 135-36 was available at a street price of around $12.00 a roll at US mail order outlets.

Arguably the greatest obstacle to infrared film photography has been the increasing difficulty of obtaining infrared-sensitive film. However, despite the discontinuance of HIE, other newer infrared sensitive emulsions from EFKE, ROLLEI, and ILFORD are still available, but these formulations have differing sensitivity and specifications from the venerable KODAK HIE that has been around for at least two decades. Some of these infrared films are available in 120 and larger formats as well as 35 mm, which adds flexibility to their application. With the discontinuance of Kodak HIE, Efke’s IR820 film has become the only IR film on the marketneeds update with good sensitivity beyond 750 nm, the Rollei film does extend beyond 750 nm but IR sensitivity falls off very rapidly.

Color infrared transparency films have three sensitized layers that, because of the way the dyes are coupled to these layers, reproduce infrared as red, red as green, and green as blue. All three layers are sensitive to blue so the film must be used with a yellow filter, since this will block blue light but allow the remaining colors to reach the film. The health of foliage can be determined from the relative strengths of green and infrared light reflected; this shows in color infrared as a shift from red (healthy) towards magenta (unhealthy). Early color infrared films were developed in the older E-4 process, but Kodak later manufactured a color transparency film that could be developed in standard E-6 chemistry, although more accurate results were obtained by developing using the AR-5 process. In general, color infrared does not need to be refocused to the infrared index mark on the lens.

In 2007 Kodak announced that production of the 35 mm version of their color infrared film (Ektachrome Professional Infrared/EIR) would cease as there was insufficient demand. Since 2011, all formats of color infrared film have been discontinued. Specifically, Aerochrome 1443 and SO-734.

There is no currently available digital camera that will produce the same results as Kodak color infrared film although the equivalent images can be produced by taking two exposures, one infrared and the other full-color, and combining in post-production. The color images produced by digital still cameras using infrared-pass filters are not equivalent to those produced on color infrared film. The colors result from varying amounts of infrared passing through the color filters on the photo sites, further amended by the Bayer filtering. While this makes such images unsuitable for the kind of applications for which the film was used, such as remote sensing of plant health, the resulting color tonality has proved popular artistically.

Color digital infrared, as part of full spectrum photography is gaining popularity. The ease of creating a softly colored photo with infrared characteristics has found interest among hobbyists and professionals.

In 2008, Los Angeles photographer, Dean Bennici started cutting and hand rolling Aerochrome color Infrared film. All Aerochrome medium and large format which exists today came directly from his lab. The trend in infrared photography continues to gain momentum with the success of photographer Richard Mosse and multiple users all around the world.

Digital camera sensors are inherently sensitive to infrared light, which would interfere with the normal photography by confusing the autofocus calculations or softening the image (because infrared light is focused differently from visible light), or oversaturating the red channel. Also, some clothing is transparent in the infrared, leading to unintended (at least to the manufacturer) uses of video cameras. Thus, to improve image quality and protect privacy, many digital cameras employ infrared blockers. Depending on the subject matter, infrared photography may not be practical with these cameras because the exposure times become overly long, often in the range of 30 seconds, creating noise and motion blur in the final image. However, for some subject matter the long exposure does not matter or the motion blur effects actually add to the image. Some lenses will also show a ‘hot spot’ in the centre of the image as their coatings are optimised for visible light and not for IR.

An alternative method of DSLR infrared photography is to remove the infrared blocker in front of the sensor and replace it with a filter that removes visible light. This filter is behind the mirror, so the camera can be used normally – handheld, normal shutter speeds, normal composition through the viewfinder, and focus, all work like a normal camera. Metering works but is not always accurate because of the difference between visible and infrared refraction. When the IR blocker is removed, many lenses which did display a hotspot cease to do so, and become perfectly usable for infrared photography. Additionally, because the red, green and blue micro-filters remain and have transmissions not only in their respective color but also in the infrared, enhanced infrared color may be recorded.

Since the Bayer filters in most digital cameras absorb a significant fraction of the infrared light, these cameras are sometimes not very sensitive as infrared cameras and can sometimes produce false colors in the images. An alternative approach is to use a Foveon X3 sensor, which does not have absorptive filters on it; the Sigma SD10 DSLR has a removable IR blocking filter and dust protector, which can be simply omitted or replaced by a deep red or complete visible light blocking filter. The Sigma SD14 has an IR/UV blocking filter that can be removed/installed without tools. The result is a very sensitive digital IR camera.

While it is common to use a filter that blocks almost all visible light, the wavelength sensitivity of a digital camera without internal infrared blocking is such that a variety of artistic results can be obtained with more conventional filtration. For example, a very dark neutral density filter can be used (such as the Hoya ND400) which passes a very small amount of visible light compared to the near-infrared it allows through. Wider filtration permits an SLR viewfinder to be used and also passes more varied color information to the sensor without necessarily reducing the Wood effect. Wider filtration is however likely to reduce other infrared artefacts such as haze penetration and darkened skies. This technique mirrors the methods used by infrared film photographers where black-and-white infrared film was often used with a deep red filter rather than a visually opaque one.

Another common technique with near-infrared filters is to swap blue and red channels in software (e.g. photoshop) which retains much of the characteristic ‘white foliage’ while rendering skies a glorious blue.

Several Sony cameras had the so-called Night Shot facility, which physically moves the blocking filter away from the light path, which makes the cameras very sensitive to infrared light. Soon after its development, this facility was ‘restricted’ by Sony to make it difficult for people to take photos that saw through clothing. To do this the iris is opened fully and exposure duration is limited to long times of more than 1/30 second or so. It is possible to shoot infrared but neutral density filters must be used to reduce the camera’s sensitivity and the long exposure times mean that care must be taken to avoid camera-shake artifacts.

Fuji have produced digital cameras for use in forensic criminology and medicine which have no infrared blocking filter. The first camera, designated the S3 PRO UVIR, also had extended ultraviolet sensitivity (digital sensors are usually less sensitive to UV than to IR). Optimum UV sensitivity requires special lenses, but ordinary lenses usually work well for IR. In 2007, FujiFilm introduced a new version of this camera, based on the Nikon D200/ FujiFilm S5 called the IS Pro, also able to take Nikon lenses. Fuji had earlier introduced a non-SLR infrared camera, the IS-1, a modified version of the FujiFilm FinePix S9100. Unlike the S3 PRO UVIR, the IS-1 does not offer UV sensitivity. FujiFilm restricts the sale of these cameras to professional users with their EULA specifically prohibiting "unethical photographic conduct".

Phase One digital camera backs can be ordered in an infrared modified form.

Remote sensing and thermographic cameras are sensitive to longer wavelengths of infrared (see Infrared spectrum#Commonly used sub-division scheme). They may be multispectral and use a variety of technologies which may not resemble common camera or filter designs. Cameras sensitive to longer infrared wavelengths including those used in infrared astronomy often require cooling to reduce thermally induced dark currents in the sensor (see Dark current (physics)). Lower cost uncooled thermographic digital cameras operate in the Long Wave infrared band (see Thermographic camera#Uncooled infrared detectors). These cameras are generally used for building inspection or preventative maintenance but can be used for artistic pursuits as well.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infrared_photography

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