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1988 ( MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1988th year of the Common Era (CE) and (AD) designations, the 988th year of the Anno Domini 2nd millennium, the 88th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1980s decade.
20th century, the year 1988 has the most Roman numeral digits (11).
1988 was a crucial year in the early history of the
Internet—it was the year of the first well-known computer virus, the 1988 Internet worm. The first permanent intercontinental Internet link was made between the United States ( NSFNET) and Europe (Nordunet) as well as the first Internet-based chat protocol, Internet Relay Chat. The concept of the  World Wide Web was first discussed at CERN in 1988. 
Soviet Union began its major restructuring towards a mixed economy at the beginning of 1988 and began its gradual collapse. The Iron Curtain began to disintegrate in 1988 as Hungary began allowing freer travel to the West. The first  extrasolar planet, Gamma Cephei Ab (confirmed in 2002) was detected this year and the World Health Organization began its mission to eradicate polio.
January [ edit ]
January – The cargo ship
deposits 4,000 tons of toxic waste in Khian Sea Haiti after wandering around the Atlantic for sixteen months.
January 1 – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is established, creating the largest Lutheran denomination in the United States.
January 7– 8 – In the Afghan War, 39 men of the Soviet Airborne Troops from the 345th Independent Guards Airborne Regiment fight off an attack by 200 to 250 Mujahideen in the Battle for Hill 3234, later dramatized in the Russian film The 9th Company
January 13 – President of the Republic of China, Chiang Ching-kuo passed away; Vice-President Lee Teng-hui became president.
January 15 – In Jerusalem, Israeli police and Palestinian protestors clash at the Dome of the Rock; several police and at least 70 Palestinians are injured.
January 25 – U.S. Vice President George H. W. Bush and CBS News anchor Dan Rather clash over Bush's role in the Iran–Contra affair during a contentious television interview.
January 26 – , the longest running The Phantom of the Opera Broadway play ever, opens.
January 29 – The Midwest Classic Conference, a U.S. college athletic conference, is formed.
February [ edit ]
March 3 – A new British political party, the Liberal Democrats, is formed.
March 6 – Operation Flavius: A Special Air Service team of the British Army shoots dead 3 unarmed members of a Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) Active service unit in Gibraltar. 
United States Army helicopters collide in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, killing 17 servicemen. U.S. presidential candidate
George H. W. Bush defeats Bob Dole in numerous Republican primaries and caucuses on "Super Tuesday". The bipartisan primary/caucus calendar, designed by Democrats to help solidify their own nominee early, backfires when none of the 6 competing candidates are able to break out of the pack in the day's Democratic contests. Jesse Jackson, however, wins several Southern state primaries.
March 18 – Tokyo Dome, a well known sport venue and baseball park in Japan, officially opened. 
March 19 – Corporals killings in Belfast: Two British Army corporals are abducted, beaten and shot dead by Irish republicans after driving into the funeral cortege of IRA members killed in the Milltown Cemetery attack. 
March 20 – Eritrean War of Independence: Having defeated the Nadew Command, the EPLF enters the town of Afabet, victoriously concluding the Battle of Afabet.
March 25 – The Candle demonstration in Bratislava, Slovakia is the first mass demonstration of the 1980s against the socialist government in Czechoslovakia.
March 26 – U.S. presidential candidate Jesse Jackson defeats Michael Dukakis in the Michigan Democratic caucuses, becoming the temporary front-runner for the party's nomination. Dick Gephardt withdraws his candidacy after his campaign speeches against imported automobiles fail to earn him much support in Detroit.
March 29 – African National Congress representative Dulcie September is assassinated in Paris.
May 4 – PEPCON disaster in Henderson, Nevada: A major explosion at an industrial solid-fuel rocket plant causes damage extending up to 10 miles (16 km) away, including Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport.
May 5 – The Ouvéa cave hostage taking ends in Ouvéa, Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia.
May 8 – Re-election of François Mitterrand, for 7 years, in France.
May 14 – Bus collision near Carrollton, Kentucky: A drunk driver, going the wrong way on Interstate 71, hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group from Radcliff, Kentucky. The resulting fire kills 27, making it tied for 1st in the U.S. for most fatalities involving 2 vehicles to the present day. Coincidentally, the other 2-vehicle accident involving a bus that also killed 27 occurred in Prestonburg, Kentucky, on February 28, 1958.
May 15 – Soviet war in Afghanistan: After more than 8 years of fighting, the Soviet Army begins withdrawing from Afghanistan.
May 16–18 – 1988 Gilgit massacre: In 1988 a revolt by the Shias of Gilgit (in northern Pakistan) was ruthlessly suppressed by the Zia-ul Haq regime.
May 24 – Section 28 (outlawing promotion of homosexuality in schools) is passed as law by Parliament in the United Kingdom.
May 27 – Microsoft releases Windows 2.1.
May 31 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses 600 Moscow State University students, during his visit to the Soviet Union.
June – US congress approved expansion of
Medicare benefits to protect against "catastrophic" medical costs; the act was repealed in November 1989.
June 5 – The first National Cancer Survivors Day is held.
June 6 – Elizabeth II strips jockey Lester Piggott of his OBE, following his jailing for tax irregularities.
June 10– 14 – Spontaneous 100,000 strong mass night-singing demonstrations in Estonian SSR eventually give name to the Singing Revolution.
The name of the General Public License (
GPL) is mentioned for the first time. Wembley Stadium hosts a
concert featuring stars from the fields of music, comedy and film, in celebration of the 70th birthday of imprisoned ANC leader Nelson Mandela.
June 14 – A small wildfire starts in Montana just north of the boundary for Yellowstone National Park. The Storm Creek fire expands into the park, then merges with dozens of other drought-inspired fires. Eventually, over 750,000 acres (3,000 km 2) of Yellowstone – 36% of the park's area – burns before firefighters gain control in late September.
June 23 – NASA scientist James Hansen testifies to the Senate that man-made global warming has begun.
June 25 – The Netherlands defeats the Soviet Union 2–0 to win Euro 88.
June 26 – Air France Flight 296 crashes into the tops of trees beyond the runway on a demonstration flight at Habsheim, France; 3 passengers are killed.
June 27 – The Gare de Lyon rail accident occurs in Paris, France as a commuter train headed inbound to the terminal crashes into a stationary outbound train, killing 56 and injuring 57.
June 28 – Four workers are exposed to poisonous gas at a metal-plating plant in Auburn, Indiana, in the worst confined-space industrial accident in U.S. history (a fifth victim dies two days later).
June 29 – : The Morrison v. Olson United States Supreme Court upholds the law allowing special prosecutors to investigate suspected crimes by executive branch officials.
June 30 – Roman Catholic Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre consecrates four bishops at Écône, Switzerland for his apostolate, along with Bishop Antonio de Castro Mayer, without a papal mandate.
August 6– 7 – Tompkins Square Park Police Riot in New York City: A riot erupts in Tompkins Square Park when police attempt to enforce a newly passed curfew for the park. Bystanders, artists, residents, homeless people and political activists are caught up in the police action that takes place during the night of August 6 and early into August 7.
August 8 – 8888 Uprising: Thousands of protesters in Burma, now known as Myanmar, are killed during anti-government demonstrations.
August 11 – Al-Qaeda is formed by Osama bin Laden.
August 14 – Enzo Ferrari, founder of the Italian automobile manufacturer Ferrari, dies at the age of 90, after a long illness.
August 17 – Pakistani President Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq and the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, Arnold Lewis Raphel, are killed in a plane crash near Bahawalpur.
August 18 – The Republican National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana nominates George H. W. Bush for President and Dan Quayle for Vice President of the United States of America.
August 19 – A truce begins in the Iran–Iraq War.
August 20 – The Iran–Iraq War ends, with an estimated one million lives lost.
August 21 – The 6.9 M w Nepal earthquake shakes the Nepal–India border with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII ( Severe), leaving 709–1,450 people killed and thousands injured.
August 25 – A fire destroys part of Chiado quarter, in Lisbon's historical center.
August 26 – Mehran Karimi Nasseri, "The terminal man", decides to stay at the De Gaulle Airport in Paris, where he will continue to reside until August 1, 2006.
August 28 – Seventy-five people are killed and 346 injured in one of the worst air show disasters in history at Germany's Ramstein Air Base, when three jets from the Italian air demonstration team, , collide, sending one of the aircraft crashing into the crowd of spectators. Frecce Tricolori
September [ edit ]
October [ edit ]
Thousands riot in
Algiers, Algeria against the National Liberation Front government; by October 10 the army has tortured and killed about 500 people in crushing the riots.
Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet loses a national plebiscite on his rule; he relinquishes power in 1990. In
Omaha, Nebraska, in the only vice presidential debate of the 1988 U.S. presidential election, the Republican vice presidential nominee, Senator Dan Quayle of Indiana, insists he has as much experience in government as John F. Kennedy did when he sought the presidency in 1960. His Democratic opponent, Senator Lloyd Bentsen of Texas, replies, "Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy. I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy."
October 7 – premieres in syndication. War of the Worlds
October 9 – The 1985–1988 Rugby League World Cup culminates in Australia's 25–12 victory over New Zealand at Auckland's Eden Park before 47,363 spectators.
October 13 – In the second U.S. presidential debate, held by U.C.L.A., the Democratic party nominee, Michael Dukakis, is asked by journalist Bernard Shaw of CNN if he would support the death penalty if his wife, Kitty, were to be raped and murdered. Gov. Dukakis' reply, voicing his opposition to capital punishment in any and all circumstances, is later said to have been a major reason for the eventual failure of his campaign for the White House.
October 15 – Kirk Gibson hits a dramatic home run to win Game 1 of the World Series for the Los Angeles Dodgers, over the Oakland Athletics, by a score of 5–4.
October 19 – The United Kingdom bans broadcast interviews with IRA members. The BBC gets around this stricture through the use of professional actors.
October 27 – Ronald Reagan decides to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.
October 28 – Abortion: 48 hours after announcing it was abandoning RU-486, French manufacturer Roussel Uclaf states that it will resume distribution of the drug.
October 29 – Pakistan's General Rahimuddin Khan resigns from his post as the governor of Sindh, following attempts by the President of Pakistan, Ghulam Ishaq Khan, to limit the vast powers Gen. Rahimuddin had accumulated.
November [ edit ]
November 1 – In the Israeli election, Likud wins 47 seats, Labour wins 49, but Likud Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir remains in office.
November 2 – The Morris worm, the first computer worm distributed via the Internet, written by Robert Tappan Morris, is launched from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S.
November 3– 5 – Thousands of South Korean students demonstrate against former president Chun Doo-hwan.
November 3 – Sri Lankan Tamil mercenaries try to overthrow the Maldivian government. At President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom's request, the Indian military suppresses the coup attempt within 24 hours.
November 8 – United States presidential election, 1988: George H. W. Bush is elected over Michael Dukakis, becoming the first sitting Vice President of the United States in 152 years to be elected as President of the United States.
November 10 – The United States Air Force acknowledges the existence of the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk in a Pentagon press conference.
November 11 – In Sacramento, California, police find a body buried in the lawn of 60-year-old boardinghouse landlady Dorothea Puente (7 bodies are eventually found and Puente is convicted of 3 murders and sentenced to life in prison).
November 13 – Mulugeta Seraw, an Ethiopian law student in Portland, Oregon, is beaten to death by members of the Neo-Nazi group East Side White Pride.
Singing Revolution: The Supreme Soviet of the Estonian SSR adopts the Estonian Sovereignty Declaration in which the laws of the Estonian SSR are declared supreme over those of the Soviet Union. The USSR declares it unconstitutional on 26 November. It is the first declaration of sovereignty from Moscow of any Soviet or Eastern Block entity. In the first open election in more than a decade, voters in
Pakistan choose populist candidate Benazir Bhutto to be Prime Minister. Elections are held as planned despite head of state Zia-ul-Haq's death earlier in August.
November 18 – War on Drugs: U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill providing the death penalty for murderous drug traffickers.
November 22 – In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed.
November 23 – Former Korean president Chun Doo Hwan publicly apologizes for corruption during his presidency, announcing he will go into exile.
November 24 – The popular American cult television comedy makes its debut on Mystery Science Theater 3000 KTMA.
November 30 – Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. buys RJR Nabisco for US$25.07 billion in the biggest leveraged buyout deal of all time.
December [ edit ]
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January [ edit ]
January 2 – Mandy Harvey, Deaf Jazz Musician, Singer, Songwriter
January 3 – Jonny Evans, Northern Irish footballer
Kathy DiStefano, American actress
Pauline, French composer, songwriter and singer
Azizulhasni Awang, Malaysian professional track cyclist
January 16 – Nicklas Bendtner, Danish footballer
January 17 – Will Genia, Australian professional rugby union
January 22 – Nick Palatas, American actor
January 24 – Jade Ewen, English singer, songwriter, actress and former member of the Sugababes
January 26 – Mia Rose, Portuguese and British singer-songwriter
January 28 – Alexandra Krosney, American film and television actress
January 30 – Rob Pinkston, American actor
February [ edit ]
February 5 – Karin Ontiveros, Mexican beauty queen
February 8 – Ryan Pinkston, American actor
February 9 – Lotte Friis, Danish swimmer
February 10 – Seth Gamble, American porn actor
February 13 – Aston Merrygold, English singer ( JLS)
February 15 – Jessica De Gouw, Australian actress
February 19 – Stacie Chan, American actress and voice actress
February 21 – Matthias de Zordo, German javelin thrower
February 22 – Nicolás Gaitán, Argentinian footballer
February 23 – Byron Maxwell, American football player
February 24 – Alexander Koch, American actor
February 25 – Gerald McCoy, American football player
February 24 – Rodrigue Beaubois, French basketball player
February 28 – Markéta Irglová, Czech songwriter
March 3 – Rafael Muñoz, Spanish swimmer
March 8 – Johnny Ruffo, Australian singer-songwriter and dancer
March 12 – Elly Jackson, English singer-songwriter ( La Roux)
March 13 – Tiffany Two, World's oldest cat (d. 2015)
Stephen Curry, American professional basketball player
Sasha Grey, American actress, model, author, musician, and former pornographic actress
March 16 – Jhené Aiko, American singer-songwriter
March 17 – Grimes, Canadian artist musician and music video director
March 18 – Soukaina Boukries, Moroccan singer
March 21 – Erik Johnson, American ice hockey player
March 22 – Tania Raymonde, American actress
March 23 – Jason Kenny, British cyclist
March 26 – Suvi Koponen, Finnish fashion model
March 29 – Kelly Sweet, American singer
March 30 – Richard Sherman, American football player
April 5 – Daniela Luján, Mexican pop singer and actress
April 6 – Fabrice Muamba, English footballer
April 7 – Ed Speleers, British actor
April 9 – Uee, South Korean idol singer and actress
April 10 – Haley Joel Osment, American actor
April 11 – Pete Kozma, American baseball player
April 13 – Allison Williams, American actress
April 15 – Eliza Sophie Caird, English singer–songwriter
April 15 – Kyle Okposo, American ice hockey player
April 19 – Haruna Kojima, Japanese singer, actress and idol ( AKB48)
April 26 – S. E. Lister, British novelist
April 27 – Semyon Varlamov, Russian ice hockey player
April 28 – Juan Mata, Spanish footballer
April 30 – Ana de Armas, Cuban actress
June 4 – Li Man, Chinese actress
June 5 – Nuh Omar, Pakistani writer and director
June 6 – Arianna Errigo, Italian fencer
June 8 – Reinaldo Zavarce, Venezuelan actor and singer
June 13 – Cody Walker, American actor
June 15 – Cristopher Toselli, Chilean footballer
June 17 – Stephanie Rice, retired Australian swimmer
June 20 – Shefali Chowdhury, British actress
June 21 – Alejandro Ramírez, Costa Rican chess Grandmaster
Samanda (Amanda and Samantha Marchant), British acting duo
Remy LaCroix, American pornographic actress
King Bach, Canadian and American actor
June 29 – Éver Banega, Argentine footballer
August 1 – Max Carver, American actor
DRAM, American rapper, singer and songwriter
Weyes Blood, American DJ, producer, singer, and songwriter
August 4 – Tom Parker, English singer
August 6 – Aleska Diamond, Hungarian porn actress
August 7 – Anikka Albrite, American porn actress
August 9 – Willian, Brazilian footballer
August 13 – MØ, Danish singer
August 15 – Zaira Nara, Argentine model
August 17 – Erika Toda, Japanese actress
August 18 – G-Dragon, South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter, and fashion icon
August 24 – Rupert Grint, English actor
August 27 – Alexa Vega, American actress
August 29 – Bartosz Kurek, Polish volleyball player
August 30 – Ernests Gulbis, Latvian tennis player
August 31 – Tanaya Henry, American model and actress
September [ edit ]
September 3 – Jérôme Boateng, German footballer
September 4 – Anna Li, American artistic gymnast
September 11 – Lee Yong-dae, South Korean male badminton player
September 13 – John Park, American singer
September 14 – Martin Fourcade, French biathlete
September 16 – Teddy Geiger, American singer-songwriter
September 17 – Pavel Mamayev, Russian footballer
September 19 – Katrina Bowden, American actress
September 22 – Bethany Dillon, contemporary Christian music artist
September 23 – Juan Martín del Potro, Argentine tennis player
September 24 – Kyle Sullivan, American actor
September 27 – Alma, French singer and songwrite
September 28 – Hana Mae Lee, American actress
October [ edit ]
Ashley Banjo, British choreographer (Diversity)
Melissa Benoist, American actress and singer
Derrick Rose, American basketball player
DJ Bally, is a Nigerian disc jockey, record producer, voiceover artist and reality television personality
October 6 – Maki Horikita, Japanese actress
October 7 – Diego Costa, Spanish footballer
October 8 – Hanne Gaby Odiele, Belgian model
October 11 – Rika Izumi, Japanese actress
October 19 – Markiyan Kamysh, Ukrainian writer
October 26 – Ma Long, Chinese table tennis player
October 27 – Evan Turner, American basketball player
October 30 – Janel Parrish, American actress and singer-songwriter
October 31 – Sébastien Buemi, Swiss racing driver
November [ edit ]
November 3 – Angus McLaren, Australian actor
November 4 – Dez Bryant, American football player
November 11 – Alexandra Kyle, American actress
November 12 – Russell Westbrook, American basketball player
November 15 – B.o.B, American rapper, singer, record producer, and conspiracy theorist
November 19 – Patrick Kane, American hockey player
November 21 – Len Väljas, Canadian cross-country skier
November 22 – Jamie Campbell Bower, English actor
November 24 – Sabi, American pop singer-songwriter, dancer and actress
November 28 – Scarlett Pomers, American actress
November 29 – Russell Wilson, American football player
December [ edit ]
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January [ edit ]
January 1 – Margot Bryant, British actress (b. 1897)
January 2 – E. B. Ford, British geneticist (b. 1901)
January 5 – Pete Maravich, American basketball player (b. 1947)
January 6 – L. P. Davies, British novelist (b. 1914)
January 7 – Trevor Howard, British actor (b. 1913)
January 9 – Peter L. Rypdal, Norwegian fiddler and folk music composer (b. 1909)
January 12 – Hiram Bingham IV, American diplomat (b. 1903)
January 13 – Chiang Ching-kuo, Chinese politician, 3rd President of the Republic of China (b. 1910)
January 14 – Georgy Malenkov, Soviet politician, 5th Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (b. 1902)
January 15 – Seán MacBride, Irish Republican Army leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1904)
January 16 – Ballard Berkeley, British actor (b. 1904)
January 20 – Philippe de Rothschild, French vineyard owner (b. 1902)
January 21 – Vincent Lingiari, Australian Aboriginal rights activist (b. 1908)
January 22 – Parker Fennelly, American comedian and actor (b. 1891)
January 25 – Colleen Moore, American actress (b. 1899)
January 27 – Kemal Faruki, Turkish football player (b. 1910)
January 28 – Klaus Fuchs, German-British physicist and spy (b. 1911)
February [ edit ]
February 1 – Heather O'Rourke, American child actress (b. 1975)
February 3 – Robert Duncan, American poet (b. 1919)
February 5 – Emeric Pressburger, Hungarian-British film producer (b. 1902)
February 6 – Carmen Polo, 1st Lady of Meirás, widow of Francisco Franco (b. 1900)
February 11 – Marion Crawford, Scottish nanny of Elizabeth II (b. 1909)
February 12 – S. Nadarajah, Sri Lankan Tamil lawyer and politician
February 13 –
February 14 – Frederick Loewe, Austrian-American composer (b. 1901)
February 15 – Richard Feynman, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
February 17 – Alexander Bashlachev, Soviet poet and rock musician (b. 1960)
February 25 – Kurt Mahler, German-Australian mathematician (b. 1903)
March 1 – Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (b. 1907)
March 3 – Lois Wilson, American actress (b. 1894)
March 9 – Kurt Georg Kiesinger, German politician, 28th Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany ( West Germany) (b. 1904)
March 12 – Karen Steele, American actress (b. 1931)
March 21 – Edd Roush, American baseball player ( Cincinnati Reds) and member of the MLB Hall of Fame (b. 1893)
March 22 – Lester Rawlins, American stage and screen director (b. 1924)
March 25 – Robert Joffrey, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1930)
March 30 – Edgar Faure, Prime Minister of France (b. 1908)
March 31 – William McMahon, 20th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1908)
April 1 – Jim Jordan, American actor (b. 1896)
April 3 – Milton Caniff, American cartoonist (b. 1907)
April 5 – Anthony Emery, British Roman Catholic prelate (b. 1918)
April 6 – John Clements, British actor (b. 1910)
April 15 – Kenneth Williams, British actor and raconteur (b. 1926)
April 18 – Pierre Desproges, French humorist (b. 1939)
April 22 – Irene Rich, American actress (b. 1891)
April 23 – Michael Ramsey, British Anglican bishop, 100th Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1904)
April 27 – David Scarboro, English actor (b. 1968)
May 3 – Lev Pontryagin, Russian mathematician (b. 1908)
May 5 – George Rose, English actor (b. 1920)
May 8 – Robert A. Heinlein, American science fiction author (b. 1907)
May 11 – Kim Philby, British spy (b. 1912)
May 12 – Chet Baker, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1929)
May 18 – Daws Butler, American voice actor (b. 1916)
May 23 – Aya Kitō, Japanese Writer (b. 1962)
May 24 – Gustav Åkerman, Swedish army officer (b. 1901)
May 25 – Ernst Ruska, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
May 27 – Florida Friebus, American actor (b. 1909)
May 30 – Ella Raines, American actress (b. 1920)
May 31 – Arthur Olliver, Australian footballer (b. 1916)
June 2 – Raj Kapoor, Indian actor, producer and director (b. 1924)
June 6 – Chandra Fernando, Sri Lankan Roman Catholic priest and venerable (assassinated) (b. 1942)
June 10 – Louis L'Amour, American writer (b. 1908)
June 16 – Kim Milford, American actor and singer (b. 1951)
June 18 – Wilford Leach, American theater director (b. 1929)
June 24 – Marta Abba, Italian actress (b. 1900)
June 25 – Hillel Slovak, Israeli-American guitarist ( Red Hot Chili Peppers) (b. 1962)
June 27 – Aparicio Méndez, Uruguay political figure and dictator, Leader of Uruguay (b. 1904)
July 3 – Gabriel Dell, American actor (b. 1919)
July 4 – Adrian Adonis, American wrestler (b. 1954)
July 8 – Ray Barbuti, American athlete (b. 1905)
July 12 – Joshua Logan, American stage and film director (b. 1908)
July 17 – Bruiser Brody, American professional wrestler (b. 1946)
July 18 – Nico, German rock musician, fashion model, actress and Warhol socialite (b. 1938)
July 21 – Jack Clark, American television personality and game show host (b. 1921)
July 27 – Frank Zamboni, American inventor (b. 1901)
July 31 – Trinidad Silva, American actor (b. 1950)
August 1 – Florence Eldridge, American actress (b. 1901)
August 2 – Raymond Carver, American short-story writer and poet (b. 1938)
August 11 – Anne Ramsey, American actress (b. 1929)
August 12 – Jean-Michel Basquiat, American musician/graffiti painter (b. 1960)
August 18 – Felix Maria Davídek, Czechoslovak Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1918)
August 20 – Lazarus Salii, 3rd President of Palau (b. 1936)
August 21 – Ray Eames, American artist, designer and filmmaker (b. 1912)
August 24 – Leonard Frey, American actor (b. 1938)
August 29 – David A. Hargrave, American role-playing game designer (b. 1946)
August 30 – Jack Marshall, 28th Prime Minister of New Zealand (b. 1912)
August 31 – Edgar Elbakyan, Soviet actor (b. 1928)
September [ edit ]
October [ edit ]
October 2 – Alec Issigonis, Greek-British engineer (b. 1906)
October 3 – Franz Josef Strauss, German politician (b. 1915)
October 7 – Billy Daniels, American singer (b. 1915)
October 10 – Bhabani Bhattacharya, Indian writer (b. 1906)
October 13 – Melvin Frank, American screenwriter and director (b. 1913)
October 15 – Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, English composer, music critic, pianist, and writer (b. 1892)
October 18 – Frederick Ashton, English dancer and choreographer (b. 1904)
October 19 – Son House, American musician (b. 1902)
October 22 – Henry Armstrong, American boxer (b. 1912)
October 23 – Asashio Tarō III, Sumo wrestler (b. 1929)
October 27 – Charles Hawtrey, English actor (b. 1914)
October 28 – Pietro Annigoni, Italian painter (b. 1910)
October 29 – Thomas Cooray, Sri Lankan Roman Catholic archbishop and servant of God (b. 1901)
October 31 – John Houseman, Romanian-American actor and producer (b. 1902)
November [ edit ]
November 1 – George J. Folsey, American cinematographer (b. 1898)
November 11 – William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor and organist (b. 1900)
November 13 – Antal Doráti, Hungarian conductor (b. 1906)
November 14 – Takeo Miki, Japanese politician, 41st Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1907)
November 17 – Sheilah Graham, English-born gossip columnist (b. 1904)
November 19 – Christina Onassis, American shipping magnate (b. 1950)
November 20 – Irene Bianucci, Italian-born American painter (b. 1903)
November 23 – Gamal Abdel-Rahim, Egyptian composer (b. 1924)
November 26 – Antonio Estévez, Venezuelan composer (b. 1916)
November 28 – Prince Ludwig Rudolph of Hanover (b. 1955)
November 29 – Donald Keyhoe, American ufologist (b. 1897)
December [ edit ]
December 4 – Osman Achmatowicz, Polish chemist (b. 1899)
December 7 – Dorothy Jordan, American actress (b. 1906)
December 13 – Roy Urquhart, British general (b. 1901)
December 14 – Stuart Symington, American politician (b. 1901)
December 16 – Sylvester James, American R&B singer, disco performer (b. 1948)
December 17 – Jerry Hopper, American film and television director (b. 1907)
December 20 – Max Robinson, American broadcast journalist, and ABC News World News Tonight co-anchor (b. 1939)
December 22 – Francisco Alves Mendes Filho, Brazilian environmental activist (murdered) (b. 1944)
December 23 – Carlo Scorza, Italian Fascist politician (b. 1897)
December 29 – Sir Ieuan Maddock, British nuclear scientist (b. 1917)
December 30 – Isamu Noguchi, Japanese-American artist (b. 1904)
Nobel Prizes [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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