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- 1 Events of 1983
- 2 Births
- 3 Deaths
- 4 Nobel prizes
- 5 Templeton Prize
- 6 External links
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Events of 1983
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- January 1 - The New Jersey Transit Police Department is created in the state of New Jersey.
- January 2 - The musical Annie is performed for the last time after 2,377 shows at the Uris Theatre on Broadway, New York City..
- January 3 - CITV was launched in the United Kingdom on the channel ITV.
- January 3 - Kilauea began slowly erupting on the Big Island of Hawaii and is still flowing as of 2008.
- January 8 - A riot breaks out at Sing Sing prison, New York.
- January 17 - The BBC launches Breakfast Time, Britain's first ever regular early morning television programme.
- January 19 - Release of the Apple Lisa personal computer by Apple Inc.
- January 19 - High ranking Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie is arrested in Bolivia.
- January 22 - Björn Borg retires from tennis after winning 5 consecutive Wimbledon championships.
- January 24 - Twenty-five members of the Red Brigades are sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Aldo Moro.
- January 26 - Lotus 1-2-3 is released for IBM-PC-compatible computers.
- January 26 - Red rain falls in the UK, caused by sand from the Sahara Desert in the droplets.
- January 30 - The Washington Redskins defeat the Miami Dolphins 27-17 in Super Bowl XVII at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California.
- January 31 - Seatbelt use for drivers and front seat passengers becomes mandatory in the United Kingdom.
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- February 2 - Giovanni Vigliotto goes on trial for multiple counts of bigamy involving 105 women.
- February 3 - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser is granted a double dissolution of both houses of parliament for elections on March 5. Bob Hawke replaces Bill Hayden as leader of the Australian Labor Party.
- February 6 - Klaus Barbie is officially charged with war crimes.
- February 13 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaims 1983 "The Year of the Bible".
- February 13 - A cinema fire in Turin, Italy kills 64.
- February 16 - The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia claim the lives of 76 people in one of Australia's worst fires ever.
- February 18 - Wah Mee massacre: 13 people are killed in an attempted robbery in Seattle, Washington.
- February 23 - The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intention to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.
- February 24 - A special commission of the Congress of the United States releases a report critical of the practice of Japanese internment during World War II.
- February 24 - The controversial Bermondsey by-election, where Simon Hughes's defeat of Peter Tatchell was criticised for alleged homophobia.
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- March 1 - The Balearic Islands and Madrid become autonomous communities of Spain.
- March 1 - Swatch introduces their first watches.
- March 5 - Bob Hawke is elected Prime Minister of Australia.
- March 8 - IBM releases the IBM PC XT.
- March 8 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan calls the Soviet Union an "evil empire."
- March 9 - Anne Burford resigns as head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency amid scandal.
- March 11 - Australia's First Hawke Ministry is sworn in; Andrew Peacock becomes Federal Opposition leader.
- March 16 - The Transmitter Ismaning, the last wooden radio tower in Germany, is demolished.
- March 23 - Strategic Defense Initiative: U.S. President Ronald Reagan makes his initial proposal to develop technology to intercept enemy missiles. The media dub this plan "Star Wars."
- March 25 - During the anniversary show Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever Michael Jackson thrills the audience by dancing and singing while performing his hit song Billie Jean. The highlight of his act is his signature move ; the moonwalk, which he performs in public for the first time. When the show is broadcast on television on May 16 Jackson's performance causes an (inter)national sensation.
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- April 7 - STS-6: Space Shuttle Challenger astronauts Story Musgrave and Donald H. Peterson perform the first space shuttle spacewalk (duration: 4 hours, 10 minutes).
- April 11 - The National Economic Summit is held in Canberra, Australia.
- April 11 - The 55th Academy Awards, hosted by Liza Minnelli, Dudley Moore, Richard Pryor, and Walter Matthau, are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California with Gandhi winning Best Picture.
- April 12 - Harold Washington is elected the first African American mayor of Chicago.
- April 15 - American Public Radio is founded (becomes Public Radio International in 1994).
- April 15 - The first non-American Disney theme park opens in Japan as Tokyo Disneyland.
- April 18 - The U.S Embassy is bombed in Beirut, killing 63 people.
- April 21 - Scandal-plagued Jackie Presser is elected president of the Teamsters.
- April 22 - Soviet Embassy official Valery Ivanov is expelled from Australia for allegedly trying to recruit spies in the Australian government.
- April 23 - Stern magazine in West Germany announces it has the Hitler Diaries.
- April 23 - Corinne Hermès wins the Eurovision Song Contest 1983 for Luxembourg with the song, Si la vie est cadeau.
- April 25 - Manchester, Maine schoolgirl Samantha Smith is invited to visit the Soviet Union by its leader Yuri Andropov, after he read her letter in which she expressed fears about nuclear war.
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- May 6 - Stern magazine publishes the "Hitler Diaries" (later found to be forgeries).
- May 11 - Aberdeen FC wins the European Cup Winners Cup - beating Real Madrid 2-1 in the final played in Gothenburg, Sweden.
- May 16 - London police begin the use of wheel clamps on illegally-parked vehicles.
- May 16 - NSW Premier Neville Wran steps down, in response to allegations raised by ABC program Four Corners that he attempted to influence the NSW Magistracy.
- May 17 - Lebanon, Israel, and the United States sign an agreement on Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
- May 26 - Powerful earthquake and tsunami hit northern Honshū, Japan, killed 104, injured 163.
- May 28 - The 9th G7 summit begins at Williamsburg, Virginia.
- May 29 - Indianapolis 500: Tom Sneva wins his first race after three previous runner-up finishes.
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- June 9 - Conservative Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 1979, wins the general election, in a landslide victory over Michael Foot (42% of the popular vote) .
- June 13 - Pioneer 10 becomes the first man made object to leave the solar system.
- June 16 - Cork Graham, a teenaged war correspondent and treasure hunter imprisoned by the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for 11 months on false charges of spying for the CIA.
- June 18 - STS-7: Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space, on the Space Shuttle Challenger.
- June 25 - India wins the Prudential Cup (Cricket World Cup).
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- July 1 - A North Korean Ilyushin Il-62M jet en route to Conakry Airport in Guinea, crashes into the Fouta Djall Mountains in Guinea-Bissau, killing all 23 people on board.
- July 1 - The High Court of Australia blocks construction of the Franklin Dam in Tasmania.
- July 7 - Samantha Smith flies to the Soviet Union (see April 25).
- July 15 - The Nintendo Entertainment System goes on sale in Japan
- July 16 - Sikorsky S-61 disaster: a helicopter crashes off the Isles of Scilly, causing 20 fatalities.
- July 20 - The government of Poland announces end of martial law and amnesty for political prisoners.
- July 21 - The lowest temperature on earth was recorded in Vostok Station, Antarctica with −89.2 °C (−128.6 °F).
- July 21 - Diana Ross stages a free concert in Central Park in front of 800,000 people, enduring the severe weather but vows to return the next day.
- July 22 - Diana Ross and the crowds return for day two of the performer's legendary Central Park show.
- July 22 - Australian Dick Smith completes his solo circumnavigation in a helicopter.
- July 23 - Gimli Glider: Out of fuel, Air Canada Flight 143 glides in to land in Gimli, Manitoba.
- July 23 - The Black July, a communal riot occurs in Sri Lanka. These anti Sri Lankan Tamil riots leaves over 1,000 Tamils massacred and millions of dollars worth of their property destroyed. This pogrom is the beginning of a deadly Sri Lankan civil war in Sri Lanka.
- July 23 - Heavy massive rain and mudslide occurred at western Shimane prefecture, Japan, 117 killed.
- July 28 - New South Wales premier Neville Wran is exonerated by the Street Royal Commission, over claims raised by ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) programme Four Corners, that he attempted to influence the NSW magistracy.
- August 1 - America West Airlines begins operations out of Phoenix, Arizona and Las Vegas, Nevada.
- August 4 - Thomas Sankara becomes President in Upper Volta.
- August 16 - The Bill first airs as Woodentop.
- August 18 - Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 and causing over US$3.8 billion (2005 dollars) in damage.
- August 18 - Five people are killed and 18 others injured when a road train is deliberately driven into a motel at Ayers Rock (Uluru), NT (The driver, Douglas Edward Crabbe, is convicted in March 1984).
- August 21 - Benigno Aquino, Jr., Philippines opposition leader, is assassinated in Manila just as he returns from exile.
- August 24 - The Old Philadelphia Arena is destroyed by arson.
- August 30 - STS-8: Space Shuttle Challenger carries Guion S. Bluford, the first African-American astronaut, into space.
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- September 1 - Cold War: Korean Air Flight 007 is shot down by a Soviet Union jet fighter when the commercial aircraft enters Soviet airspace. All 269 on board are killed.
- September 4 - Six men walk underwater across the Sydney Harbor - 82.9 km in 48 hours.
- September 5 - Tom Brokaw becomes lead anchor for NBC Nightly News.
- September 6 - The Soviet Union admits to shooting down Korean Air Flight 007, stating that the pilots did not know it was a civilian aircraft when it violated Soviet airspace.
- September 16 - Donna Griffiths of Pershore in England stops sneezing after a continual series of sneezes for 978 days (since January 13, 1981).
- September 17 - Vanessa Lynn Williams becomes the first African-American to be crowned Miss America, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
- September 19 - Saint Kitts and Nevis becomes an independent state.
- September 23 - Gulf Air Flight 771 crashes in the United Arab Emirates after a bomb exploded in the baggage compartment, killing 117.
- September 23 - Violence erupts in New Caledonia between native Kanaks and French expatriates. The French government withdraws the promise of independence.
- September 25 - Maze Prison escape. 38 Irish republican prisoners, armed with 6 handguns, hijacked a prison meals lorry and smashed their way out of HMP Maze. The largest prison escape since WWII and in British history.
- September 25-September 26 - Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov averts a worldwide nuclear war.
- September 26 - Australia wins America's Cup.
- September 27 - The GNU Project is announced publicly on the net.unix-wizards and net.usoft newsgroups.
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- October 2 - Neil Kinnock is elected leader of the British Labour Party.
- October 4 - Richard Noble sets a new land speed record of 633.468 mph, driving Thrust 2 at the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.
- October 4 - Hooters opens up in Clearwater, Florida.
- October 7 - A plan to abolish the Greater London Council is announced.
- October 9 - The Rangoon bombing kills South Korea's Foreign Minister, Lee Bum Suk, and 21 others.
- October 12 - Japan's former Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka is found guilty of taking a $2 million bribe from Lockheed, and sentenced to 4 years in jail.
- October 16 - The Baltimore Orioles defeat the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 5 of the World Series, 5-0, to win the series 4 games to 1 for their 3rd World Championship.
- October 19 - Maurice Bishop, the Prime Minister of Grenada, and 40 others are executed in a military coup.
- October 21 - At the 17th General Conference on Weights and Measures, the metre is defined in terms of the speed of light as the distance light travels in a vacuum in 1/299,792,458 of a second.
- October 22 - In Bonn, West Germany, people demonstrate for nuclear disarmament.
- October 23 - Simultaneous suicide truck-bombings destroy both the French and the United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, killing 241 US servicemen, 58 French paratroopers and 6 Lebanese civilians.
- October 23 - The game show "GO!" premieres on NBC.
- October 24 - Arthur Hutchinson kills 3 members of the Laitner family and rapes their daughter in the Sheffield suburb of Dore.
- October 25 - United States troops invade Grenada at the behest of Eugenia Charles of Dominica, a member of the Organization of American States.
- October 25 - Microsoft Word is first released.
- October 27 - Pope John Paul II visits his would-be assassin Mehmet Ali Ağca in prison to forgive him.
- October 30 - The first democratic elections in Argentina after 7 years of military rule are held.
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- November 2 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: At the White House Rose Garden, U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating a federal holiday on the third Monday of every January to honor American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
- November 2 - Able Archer 83 began, a NATO exercise that many Soviet officials misinterpreted as a nuclear first strike, causing the last nuclear scare of the Cold War.
- November 3 - The Reverend Jesse Jackson announces his candidacy for the 1984 Democratic Party presidential nomination.
- November 5 - The Byford Dolphin rig diving bell accident off the coast of Norway. Five divers are killed and one severely wounded in an explosive decompression accident.
- November 11 - Ronald Reagan becomes the first U.S. President to address the Diet, Japan's national legislature.
- November 13 - The first United States cruise missiles arrive at Greenham Common Airbase in England amid protests from peace campaigners.
- November 15 - The Turkish part of Cyprus declares independence.
- November 16 - A jury in Gretna, Louisiana acquits Ginny Foat of the murder of Argentine businessman Moses Chaiyo.
- November 17 - The Zapatista Army of National Liberation is founded.
- November 19 - An attampted hijacking of the Aeroflot Flight 6833 in Soviet Georgia results in several dead and wounded.
- November 24 - Lynda Mann, 15, is found raped and strangled in the village of Narborough, England (Colin Pitchfork is sentenced to life imprisonment in 1988).
- November 26 - Brinks Mat robbery: In London, 6,800 gold bars worth nearly UK£26 million are taken from the Brinks Mat vault at Heathrow Airport. Only a fraction of the gold is ever recovered, and only 2 men are convicted of the crime.
- November 27 - A Colombian Avianca Flight 11 crashes near Barajas Airport of Madrid, Spain killing 181 of the 192 on board.
- November 29 - Soviet invasion of Afghanistan: The United Nations General Assembly passes United Nations Resolution 37/37, stating that the Soviet Union should withdraw from Afghanistan.
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- December 2 - Michael Jackson's world famous music video for "Thriller" is broadcast for the first time. It will become the most often repeated and famous music video of all time and increase his own popularity and the record sales of the album "Thriller".
- December 5 - ICIMOD established and inaugurated with its headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, and legitimised through an Act of Parliament in Nepal in the same year.
- December 7 - Two Spanish passenger planes collide on the foggy runway at a Madrid airport killing 90.
- December 9 - The Australian Dollar is floated, by Federal treasurer Paul Keating. Under the old flexible peg system, the Reserve Bank bought and sold all Australian dollars and cleared the market at the end of the day. This initiative is taken by the government of Bob Hawke.
- December 10 - Military rule ends and democracy is restored in Argentina.
- December 11 - Grêmio (Brazil) becomes the new soccer world champion, after beating Hamburger SV (Germany) by 2-1.
- December 13 - The Denver Nuggets and the visiting Detroit Pistons combine for an NBA record 370 points, with Detroit winning in triple overtime, 186-184.
- December 17 - A discotheque fire in Madrid, Spain, kills 83 people.
- December 17 - A Provisional IRA car bomb kills 6 Christmas shoppers and injures 90 outside Harrods in London.
- December 27 - A propane explosion in Buffalo, New York kills five firefighters and two civilians.
- December 29 - The Reverend Jesse Jackson travels to Syria to secure the release of U.S. Navy Lieutenant Robert Goodman, who has been in Syrian captivity after being shot down over the country on a reconnaissance mission.
- December 31 - Brunei gains independence from the United Kingdom.
- December 31 - Two bombs explode in France. One on the Paris train kills 3 and injures 19. The other at Marseille station kills 2 and injures 34.
- Zlatko Ugljen received Aga Khan Award for Architecture for Šerefudin's White Mosque built in Visoko.
- Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program launched in U.S.
- Flashdance and Return of the Jedi are box-office hits.
- Gerard Debreu wins the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel
- The immunosuppressant cyclosporine was approved by FDA, leading to a revolution in the field of transplantation.
- Kellogg's introduces Crispix cereal.
- Leopold Kohr, the people of Belau, Amory and Hunter Lovins / Rocky Mountain Institute and Manfred Max-Neef / CEPAUR win the Right Livelihood Award.
- McDonald's introduces the McNugget.
- Kary Mullis discovers polymerase chain reaction while working for Cetus.
- The De Lorean Motor Company ceases production.
- The Emergency Training Services was founded and Serving Southern New England
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- Namibian War of Independence (1966-1988)
- Second Malayan Emergency (1967-1989)
- South African Border War (1965-1989)
- The Troubles in Northern Ireland (1968-1998)
- Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990)
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- January 1 - Emi Kobayashi, Japanese gravure idol
- January 1 - Jasmine Dustin, American actress and model
- January 2 - Kate Bosworth, American actress
- January 4 - Spencer Chamberlain, American musician
- January 7 - Natalie Gulbis, American golfer
- January 8 - Chris Masters, American wrestler
- January 10 - Li Nina, Chinese aerial free-style skier
- January 13 - William Hung, Chinese-American musician
- January 13 - Ronny Turiaf, French basketball player
- January 16 - Emanuel Pogatetz, Austrian footballer
- January 17 - Andrea Lowell, American model
- January 17 - Johannes Herber, German basketball player
- January 18 - Samantha Mumba, Irish singer and actress
- January 19 - Hikaru Utada, Japanese singer and songwriter
- January 20 - Mari Yaguchi, Japanese singer and DJ
- January 21 - Moritz Volz, German footballer
- January 22 - Shaun Cody, American football player
- January 23 - David Firth, British flash animator
- January 24 - Scott Speed, American Formula One driver
- January 25 - Andrée Watters, Canadian singer
- January 31 - James Sutton, British actor
- February 2 - Carolina Klüft, Swedish athlete competing in heptathlon, long jump and pentathlon.
- February 3 - Hillary Scott, American pornographic actress
- February 6 - Sreesanth, Indian cricketer
- February 7 - Elin Grindemyr, Swedish model
- February 8 - Jim Verraros, American singer
- February 8 - Atiba Hutchinson, Canadian footballer
- February 15 - Alan Didak, Australian footballer
- February 15 - Russell Martin, Canadian baseball player
- February 16 - Agyness Deyn, English supermodel
- February 18 - Juelz Santana, American rapper
- February 18 - Jason Maxiell, American basketball player
- February 19 - Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer and actress
- February 19 - Ryan Whitney, American ice hockey player
- February 22 - Penny Flame, American pornographic actress
- February 23 - Mirco Bergamasco, Italian rugby player
- February 23 - Mido, Egyptian footballer
- February 23 - Emily Blunt, English actress
- February 27 - Devin Harris, American basketball player
- March 4 - Max Vergara Poeti, Colombian writer
- March 9 - Mayte Perroni, Mexican singer and actress
- March 9 - Clint Dempsey, American soccer player
- March 10 - Carrie Underwood, American singer
- March 10 - Reena Virk, Canadian murder victim (d. 1997)
- March 14 - Bakhtiyar Artayev, Kazakh boxer
- March 14 - Taylor Hanson, American musician
- March 17 - Christian and Joseph Cousins, American twin actors
- March 21 - Bruno Langley, British actor
- March 27 - Shawntinice Polk, American basketball player (d. 2005)
- March 30 - Zach Gowen, American wrestler
- March 30 - Hebe Tian, member of the Taiwanese girl-group S.H.E
- April 1 - Sean Taylor, American football player (d. 2007)
- April 2 - Yung Joc, American rapper
- April 4 - Doug Lynch, Canadian ice hockey player
- April 10 - Ryan Merriman, American actor
- April 13 - Schalk Burger, South African rugby player
- April 15 - Ilya Kovalchuk, Russian ice hockey player
- April 16 - Marié Digby, American singer
- April 17 - Miguel Cabrera, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player
- April 19 - Joe Mauer, Major League Baseball catcher
- April 19 - Zach Duke, Major League Baseball pitcher
- April 19 - Curtis Thigpen, Major League Baseball infielder
- April 19 - Alberto Callaspo, Major League Baseball infielder
- April 21 - Paweł Brożek, Polish footballer
- April 22 - Matt Jones, American football player
- April 23 - Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakian tennis player
- April 24 - Taio Cruz, British R&B singer
- April 26 - Jake Wall, Australian model
- April 29 - Jay Cutler, American football player
- April 29 - Yuriko Shiratori, Gravure idol, Japanese actress
- May 3 - Myriam Fares, Lebanese singer
- May 4 - Raquel Zimmermann, Brazilian supermodel
- May 9 - Ryuhei Matsuda, Japanese actor
- May 11 - Matt Leinart, American football player
- May 11 - Holly Valance, Australian actress and singer
- May 13 - Yaya Toure, Ivory Coast and F.C Barcelona footballer
- May 13 - Aza Bataeva, Chechen singer
- May 13 - Natalie Cassidy, British actress
- May 14 - Amber Tamblyn, American actress
- May 14 - Anahi, Mexican singer and actress
- May 16 - Nancy Ajram, Lebanese singer
- May 17 - Channing Frye, American basketball player
- May 18 - Vince Young, American football player
- May 19 - Eve Angel, Hungarian model
- May 19 - Jessica Fox, British actress
- May 23 - Heidi Range, British singer (Sugababes)
- May 27 - Bobby Convey, American soccer player
- May 28 - Toby Hemingway, British/ American actor
- May 30 - Jennifer Ellison, British actress
- May 31 - David Hernandez, American singer
- June 2 - Brooke White, American singer
- June 6 - Joe Rokocoko, New Zealand rugby player
- June 6 - Gemma Bissix, British actress
- June 6 - Gianna Michaels, American pornstar
- June 8 - Kim Clijsters, Belgian tennis player
- June 8 - Mamoru Miyano, Japanese seiyuu
- June 10 - Leelee Sobieski, American actress
- June 12 - Bryan Habana, South African rugby union player
- June 13 - Jason Spezza, Canadian hockey player
- June 15 - Julia Fischer, German violinist
- June 15 - Derek Anderson, American football player
- June 17 - Lee Ryan, British singer
- June 18 - Billy Slater, Australian Rugby League player
- June 19 - Mark Selby, British snooker player
- June 20 - Cherrie Ying, Hong Kong actress
- June 24 - Alexander Beyer, German actor
- June 24 - John Lloyd Cruz, Filipino Actor
- June 27 - Evan Taubenfeld, American guitarist, singer, and songwriter
- June 30 - Cheryl Cole, British singer (Girls Aloud)
- July 1 - Leeteuk, Korean singer, member of Super Junior
- July 1 - Marit Larsen, Norwegian musician (M2M)
- July 2 - Michelle Branch, American singer (The Wreckers)
- July 4 - Ben Jorgensen, American singer, guitarist, member of Armor For Sleep
- July 5 - Zheng Jie, Chinese tennis player
- July 6 - Gregory Smith, Canadian-born American actor
- July 10 - Kim Heechul, Korean singer, member of Super Junior
- July 11 - Marie Eleonor Serneholt, Swedish singer (A*Teens)
- July 11 - Kellie Shirley, British actress.
- July 12 - Megumi Kawamura, Japanese model
- July 13 - Liu Xiang, Chinese athlete
- July 18 - Aaron Gillespie, drummer (Underoath)
- July 21 - Eivør Pálsdóttir, Faroese singer and composer
- July 21 - Kellen Winslow II, American football player
- July 23 - Bec Cartwright, Australian actress
- July 23 - Aaron Peirsol, American swimmer
- July 24 - Paul Coverdale, English cricketer
- July 30 - Sean Dillon, Irish footballer
- August 5 - Sam Stacey, British model
- August 7 - Tina O'Brien, Coronation Street actress
- August 7 - Christian Chávez, Mexican singer and actor
- August 8 - Guy Burnet, British actor
- August 10 - Mathieu Roy, Canadian professional ice hockey player
- August 12 - Martina Warren, British model
- August 13 - Ales Hemsky, Czechoslovakian professional ice hockey player
- August 14 - Mila Kunis, Ukrainian-American actress
- August 16 - Nikos Zisis, Greek basketball player
- August 17 - Dustin Pedroia, American baseball player
- August 18 - Mika, Lebanese-British singer
- August 19 - Tammin Sursok, Australian actress
- August 21 - Chantelle Houghton, British reality TV star
- August 23 - Nicol David, Malaysian squash player
- August 23 - James Collins, British Footballer
- August 24 - Christopher Parker, British actor
- August 27 - Wilson Chen, Taiwanese actor
- August 28 - Lasith Malinga, Sri Lankan cricketer
- August 28 - Luke McAlister, New Zealand Rugby Union player
- August 28 - Alfonso Herrera, Mexican singer and actor
- August 30 - Jun Matsumoto, Japanese singer and actor
- August 30 - Jonne Aaron, Finnish musician
- September 1 - José Antonio Reyes, Spanish football player
- September 12 - Carly Smithson, Irish singer
- September 14 - Amy Winehouse, British singer
- September 17 - Jennifer Peña, American singer
- September 21 - Maggie Grace, American actress
- September 21 - Joseph Mazzello, American actor
- September 24 - Randy Foye, American basketball player
- September 26 - Samantha Hammel, American producer, actress and singer
- October 2 - Gerran Walker, National Football League player
- October 3 - Hiroki Suzuki, Japanese actor
- October 4 - Risa Kudo, Japanese gravure idol
- October 5 - Nicky Hilton, American model and socialite
- October 8 - Michael Fraser, Scottish football goalkeeper
- October 10 - Alyson Hau, Hong Kong radio DJ
- October 14 - Vanessa Lane, American porn star
- October 14 - Lin Dan, Chinese badminton player
- October 14 - Zesh Rehman, English-Pakistani footballer
- October 15 - Stephy Tang, Hong Kong singer and actress
- October 17 - Michelle Ang, Australian actress
- October 24 - Adrienne Bailon, American singer and actress
- October 24 - Alycia Purrott, Canadian actress
- October 24 - Brian Vickers, American race car driver
- October 26 - Houston, American R&B singer
- October 29 - Amit Sebastian Paul, Swedish singer (A*Teens)
- October 29 - Richard Brancatisano, Australian actor/musician (Power Rangers: Mystic Force)
- October 30 - Diana Karazon, Jordanian singer
- November 1 - Yuko Ogura, Japanese gravure idol
- November 3 - Julie Berman, American actress
- November 4 - Tyler Everett, National Football League defensive end
- November 8 - Blanka Vlašić, Croatian high jumper
- November 11 - Philipp Lahm, German footballer
- November 11 - Sora Aoi, Japanese model
- November 14 - Lil Boosie, American rapper
- November 16 - Fallon Bowman, South African-born guitarist (Kittie)
- November 16 - K, South Korean singer
- November 17 - Harry Lloyd, British actor
- November 18 - Mila J, American singer/rapper
- November 18 - Jon Johansen, Norwegian computer programmer
- November 19 - DeAngelo Hall, Nayional Football League cornerback
- December 2 - Bibiana Candelas, Mexican volleyball player
- December 9 - Dariusz Dudka, Polish footballer
- December 10 - Patrick Flueger, American actor (Law & Order: SVU, The 4400)
- December 12 - Katrina Elam, American singer
- December 13 - Otylia Jędrzejczak, Polish swimmer
- December 13 - Alan Hoyle, UK basketball player
- December 15 - René Duprée, Canadian professional wrestler
- December 15 - Wang Hao, Chinese table tennis player
- December 16 - Danielle Lloyd, British model
- December 17 - Erik Christensen, Canadian hockey player
- December 20 - Lucy Pinder, British model
- December 22 - Jennifer Hawkins, Australian television personality, crowned Miss Universe in 2004
- December 27 - Cole Hamels, American baseball player
- December 29 - Jessica Andrews, American country music singer
- December 31 - Sayaka Ichii, Japanese singer
- January 2 - Dick Emery, British comedian (b. 1915)
- January 10 - Roy DeMeo, Mafia hitman (b. 1942)
- January 11 - Shri Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian industrialist and educator (b. 1894)
- January 15 - Meyer Lansky, Russian-born gangster (b. 1902)
- January 23 - Fred Bakewell, English cricketer (b. 1908)
- January 24 - George Cukor, American film director (b. 1899)
- January 26 - Paul "Bear" Bryant- college football coach (b. 1913)
- January 27 - Georges Bidault, French Resistance leader (b. 1899)
- January 27 - Louis de Funès, French actor (b. 1899)
- January 28 - Frank Forde, fifteenth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1890)
- January 28 - Billy Fury, British Rock 'n' Roll artist (b. 1940)
- February 4 - Karen Carpenter, American singer and drummer (b. 1950)
- February 12 - Eubie Blake, American musician and songwriter (b. 1887)
- February 14 - Lina Radke, German athlete (b. 1903)
- February 22 - Sir Adrian Boult, English conductor (b. 1889)
- February 23 - Herbert Howells, English composer (b. 1892)
- February 25 - Tennessee Williams, American playwright (b. 1911)
- February 27 - Nikolai Aleksandrovich Kozyrev, Russian astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1908)
- February 28 - Winifred Atwell, British pianist (b. 1914)
- March 3 - Hergé, Belgian comics creator (b. 1907)
- March 3 - Arthur Koestler, Austrian writer (b. 1905)
- March 8 - William Walton, English composer (b. 1902)
- March 9 - Ulf von Euler, Swedish physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
- March 15 - Rebecca West, English-born writer (b. 1892)
- March 16 - Freda Dudley Ward, former royal mistress (b. 1894)
- March 17 - Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
- March 27 - Elsie Eaves, American civil engineer, George Norlin Silver Medal from the University of Colorado (b. 1898)
- April 4 - Gloria Swanson, American actress (b. 1897)
- April 22 - Earl 'Fatha' Hines, American musician (b. 1903)
- April 30 - George Balanchine, choreographer (b. 1904)
- April 30 - McKinley "Muddy Waters" Morganfield, American musician (b. 1915)
- May 2 - Norm Van Brocklin, former National Football League quarterback (b. 1926)
- May 8 - John Fante, American writer (b. 1909)
- May 14 - Roger J. Traynor, American judge (b. 1900)
- May 18 - Frank Aiken, Irish Foreign Minister (b. 1898)
- May 19 - Jean Rey, President of the European Commission (b. 1902)
- May 21 - Kenneth Clark, British art historian (b. 1903)
- May 22 - Albert Claude, Belgian biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1899)
- May 31 - Jack Dempsey, American heavyweight champion boxer (b. 1895)
- June 2 - Stan Rogers, Canadian musician (b. 1949)
- June 8 - Miško Kranjec, Slovenian writer (b. 1908)
- June 10 - Larry Hooper, American singer, The Lawrence Welk Show (b. 1917)
- June 12 - Norma Shearer, Canadian-born actress
- June 18 - Marianne Brandt, German industrial designer (b. 1893)
- June 25 - Alberto Ginastera, Argentine composer (b. 1916)
- July 1 - Buckminster Fuller, American architect (b. 1895)
- July 4 - John Bodkin Adams, alleged English murderer (b. 1899)
- July 7 - Vicki Morgan, American model (murdered) (b. 1952)
- July 11 - Ross Macdonald, American-Canadian writer (b. 1915)
- July 12 - Chris Wood, British rock musician (b. 1944)
- July 20 - Frank Reynolds, American journalist (b. 1923)
- July 23 - Georges Auric, French composer (b. 1899)
- July 29 - Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (b. 1896)
- July 29 - David Niven, English actor (b. 1910)
- August 2 - James Jamerson, American Motown Bassist (b. 1938)
- August 3 - Carolyn Jones, American actress (b. 1930)
- August 6 - Klaus Nomi, German Pop Singer, Artist, Performance art (b. 1944)
- August 16 - Earl Averill, baseball player (b. 1902)
- August 17 - Ira Gershwin, American lyricist (b. 1896)
- August 21 - Benigno Aquino, Jr., Filipino politician (b. 1932)
- September 1 - Larry McDonald, U.S. Congressman (plane crash) (b. 1935)
- September 10 - Felix Bloch, Swiss-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
- September 10 - Jon Brower Minnoch, heaviest man who ever lived (b. 1941)
- September 10 - Dai Rees, British golfer (b. 1913)
- September 25 - King Léopold III of Belgium (b. 1901)
- September 26 - Tino Rossi, Corsican singer (b. 1907)
- October 6 - Terence Cardinal Cooke, American Catholic archbishop (b. 1921)
- October 8 - Joan Hackett, American actress (b. 1934)
- October 18 - Willie Jones, baseball player (b. 1925)
- October 23 - Jessica Savitch, American journalist (drowned in a car accident) (b. 1947)
- October 28 - Otto Messmer, American cartoonist (b. 1892)
- October 31 - George S. Halas, American football player and coach (b. 1895)
- November 3 - Alfredo Antonini, American conductor and composer (b. 1901)
- November 7 - Germaine Tailleferre, French composer (b. 1892)
- November 14 - Tómas Guðmundsson, Icelandic poet (b. 1901)
- November 15 - John Le Mesurier, British actor (b. 1912)
- December 2 - Fifi D'Orsay, Canadian actress (b. 1904)
- December 3 - Troy Bergeron, Arena Football League player
- December 6 - Lucienne Boyer, French singer (b. 1903)
- December 8 - Slim Pickens, American actor (b. 1919)
- December 11 - Sir Neil Ritchie, British general (b. 1897)
- December 21 - Paul de Man, Belgian-born literary critic (b. 1919)
- December 23 - Colin Middleton, Northern Irish artist (b. 1910)
- December 25 - Joan Miró, Catalan painter (b. 1893)
- December 28 - Dennis Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys) (drowned) (b. 1944)
- Physics - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, William Alfred Fowler
- Chemistry - Henry Taube
- Medicine - Barbara McClintock
- Literature - William Golding
- Peace - Lech Wałęsa
- Economics - Gerard Debreu
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