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(link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar
The year 1994 was designated as the "International Year
of the Family
" and the "International Year of Sport and the
" by the United Nations
Events of 1994
- January 1 – The North American Free Trade
Agreement (NAFTA) is established.
- January 1 – The
Zapatista Army of
National Liberation begins their war in Chiapas,
- January 6 – In
Michigan, Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the right leg by
an assailant, under orders from figure skating rival Tonya Harding's ex-husband.
- January 8 – Soyuz TM-18: Valeri Polyakov begins his 437.7 day orbit,
eventually setting the world record for days spent in orbit.
- January 11 – The
Irish government announces the end of a 15-year
broadcasting ban on the Provisional Irish Republican
Army and its political arm Sinn
- January 11 –
Summit is held at UCLA's Royce
Hall. It is the first conference to discuss the growing
and is presided over by U.S. Vice President Al
- January 14 – U.S. President Bill Clinton and Russian President
Boris Yeltsin sign the Kremlin
Accords, which stop the preprogrammed aiming of nuclear missiles toward
each country's targets, and also provide for the dismantling of the
nuclear arsenal in Ukraine.
- January 15 – The
Star breaks tow in the Atlantic Ocean and is beached at Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands a few days later.
- January 17 – The
6.7, hits the San
Fernando Valley of Los Angeles at 4:31 a.m., killing 72 and leaving 26,029
- January 18 – Cando event: Witnesses claim to have seen a
fireball in the sky lasting for almost 1
minute in Cando, Spain (a possible
- January 19 –
cold temperatures hit the eastern United States. The coldest temperature ever measured in
history, −36°F (−38°C), is recorded in New Whiteland,
- January 20 – In
Carolina, Shannon Faulkner becomes the first female
cadet to attend The Citadel, but soon drops out.
- January 21 – Lorena Bobbitt is found not guilty by reason of
insanity on charges of mutilating her husband John.
- January 25 – U.S. President Bill Clinton delivers his first State of the Union address, calling for
health care reform, a ban on assault weapon, and
- January 26 – A man
fires 2 blank shots at Charles, Prince of Wales in
- January 28 – The first trial of
accused murderer Lyle
Menendez ends in a mistrial.
He and his brother Erik are
later found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
- January 30 – Super Bowl XXVIII: The Dallas Cowboys hand the Buffalo Bills their fourth consecutive
Super Bowl loss, 30–13.
- March 1 – A lone
terrorist kills Ari Halberstam during an attack on 14
Jewish students on the Brooklyn
Bridge in New York
- March 1 – South Africa cedes Walvis Bay to Namibia.
- March 1 – Mary Ellen Withrow begins her term of
office as Treasurer of
the United States, serving under President Bill Clinton.
- March 5 – A gunman takes 9 people
hostage in the Salt Lake City
Public Library Hostage Incident.
- March 6 – A
referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible
reunification with Romania.
- March 7 – Campbell v.
Inc.: The Supreme Court of the United
States rules that parodies of an original work are
generally covered by the doctrine of fair
- March 12 – A photo by Marmaduke
Wetherell, previously touted as 'proof' of the Loch Ness monster, is confirmed to be a
- March 12 – The Church of England ordains its first female
- March 14 – Apple Computer, Inc.
releases the first Macintosh computers to use the new PowerPC
Microprocessors. This is considered to be a major leap in personal
computer, as well as Macintosh history.
- March 15 – U.S.
troops are withdrawn from Somalia.
- March 16 – In
Oregon, Tonya Harding pleads
guilty to conspiracy to hinder prosecution for trying to cover-up an attack on figure skating rival Nancy Kerrigan. She is fined $100,000
and banned from the sport.
- March 20 – Italian
journalist Ilaria Alpi and TV cameraman
Miran Hrovatin are assassinated in Somalia.
- March 21 – The
66th Academy Awards, hosted by
Whoopi Goldberg, are held at the
Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. Steven
Spielberg's Holocaust drama,
Schindler's List, wins 7
Oscars including Best
Picture and Best
- March 23 – Green Ramp disaster: Two military
aircraft collide over Pope Air Force Base, North
dozens of fatalities.
- March 27 – TV tycoon Silvio Berlusconi's right-wing coalition
wins the Italian general
- March 27 – The
outbreak in 1994 occurs in the southeastern United States; 1
tornado hits a Goshen United Methodist Church in Piedmont,
Alabama, killing 22 people.
- March 27 – The
Eurofighter takes its first flight in
- March 28 – Shell House Massacre: Inkatha Freedom Party and ANC supporters battle in central
- March 31 – The
journal Nature reports the
finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis
skull (see Human
- April 5 – Kurt
Cobain, of the band Nirvana, died
in his home in Seattle, the victim of what is officially ruled a
suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.
- April 6 – Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundi President Cyprien
Ntaryamira die when a missile shoots down their jet near
This is taken as a pretext to begin the Rwandan Genocide.
- April 7 – The
Rwandan Genocide begins in Kigali, Rwanda.
- April 8 – Michelangelo's Universal Judgement is reopened to the public after 10 years of
- April 8 – Kurt
Cobain, songwriter and frontman for the band Nirvana, is found dead at his Lake Washington
- April 16 – Voters in
Finland decide to join the European Union in a referendum.
- April 20 – Paul
Touvier is found guilty of ordering the execution of 7 Jews
when he served in the Vichy France
- April 21 – The
Cross estimates that hundreds of thousands of Tutsi have been killed in Rwanda.
- April 25 –
Sultan Azlan Muhibbudin Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Yusuff Izzudin
Shah Ghafarullahu-lahu ends his term as the 9th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
- April 25 – The
largest high school arson ever in the United States is started at
High School, in Burnsville, Minnesota, resulting in over 15 million dollars in
damages. The same arsonist also goes on to set arsons at
Edina High School and Minnetonka High School. 
- April 26 – Tuanku Jaafar
ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Yang di-Pertuan Besar of Negeri
the 10th Yang di-Pertuan Agong
- April 26 – China
Airlines Flight 140, an Airbus A300, crashes
while landing at Nagoya, Japan, killing
- April 27 – South Africa holds its first fully multiracial
elections, marking the final end of apartheid.
- April 29 – Commodore International declares
- April 30 – Formula One driver Roland Ratzenberger is killed while
qualifying for the 1994 San
Marino Grand Prix.
- May 1 – Three-time
Formula One world champion Ayrton Senna is killed in an accident during the
San Marino Grand Prix in
- May 3 – Japan signs the
200th treaty between itself and the African nation of Chad, making
this day known as JapaTreaty 200.
- May 5 – The Bishkek Protocol between Armenia and Azerbaijan was signed, effectively freezing the Nagorno-Karabakh
- May 6 – The Channel
Tunnel, which took 15,000 workers over 7 years to
complete, opens between England and France, enabling
passengers to travel between the 2 countries in 35
- May 10 – Nelson
Mandela is inaugurated as South
Africa's first Black president.
- May 10 – Illinois executes serial killer
John Wayne Gacy by lethal injection for the murder of 33 young
men and boys.
- May 10 – An annular eclipse of the sun is visible across much of North America.
- May 12 – Ice hockey becomes Canada's official
- May 12 – U.K. Labour Party leader John Smith, 55, dies of a
heart attack. Deputy leader
Margaret Beckett stands in until an
election can be held. Smith is succeeded by Tony Blair, the 41-year-old Scottish-born Member of
Parliament for Sedgefield in
- May 17 – Malawi holds its
first multiparty elections.
- May 21 – Italian
former minister and Christian
Democrat leader Giulio
Andreotti is accused of Mafia allegiance
by the court of Palermo.
- June 6 – June 8 – Ceasefire
negotiations for the Yugoslav War begin
in Geneva; they
agree to a 1-month cessation of hostilities (which does not last
more than a few days).
- June 12 – Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside the
Simpson home in Los Angeles, California. O.J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings, but
is held liable in a civil suit.
- June 14 – Hacker Kevin Poulsen pleads guilty to 7 counts of
mail fraud, wire and computer fraud,
money laundering, and obstruction of justice.
- June 14 – The
New York Rangers defeat the
Vancouver Canucks at Madison
Square Garden, New
York in Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals, winning
their first Stanley Cup Championship in
54 years and ending the Curse of
- June 15 – Israel and the
Vatican establish full diplomatic relations.
- June 17 – NFL star O.J. Simpson and
his friend Al Cowlings flee from police
in his white Ford Bronco. The low-speed chase
ends at Simpson's Brentwood, Los Angeles,
California mansion, where he surrenders.
- June 17 – The
1994 FIFA World Cup begins in
- June 22 – The
Houston Rockets defeat the New York Knicks at The
Summit in Texas in Game 7 of the 1993–94 NBA season, to win their
first NBA Championship.
- June 23 – The
Committee celebrates their first centennial.
- June 24 – U.S. Air Force
pilot Bud Holland crashes a B-52 in Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington as a result of pilot error.
- June 28 – Members of
the Aum Shinrikyo cult release a
sarin gas attack at Matsumoto, Japan, killing 7
and injuring 660.
- June 30 – An Airbus A330 crashes during a test flight near
Toulouse, France, where
Airbus is based, killing the seven-person
crew. The test was meant to simulate an engine failure at
low speed with maximum angle of
- August – Wollemia nobilis, a "fossil tree", is
discovered by bushwalker David Noble, only 150 km from the
largest city in Australia.
- August 1 – Fire
destroys the Norwich Central Library in the United Kingdom, including most of its historical records.
- August 1 – The University of London founds the
School of Advanced Study, a
group of postgraduate research
- August 5 – Groups of
protesters spread from Havana, Cuba's
Castillo de la Punta ("Point Castle"), creating the first protests
against Fidel Castro's government since
- August 12 – Woodstock '94 begins in Saugerties, New York. It is the 25-year
anniversary of Woodstock in 1969.
- August 18 – Irish
mobster Martin Cahill assassinated in
- August 20 – In
Hawaii, during a circus international performance, an
elephant named Tyke crushes her
trainer Allen Campbell to death
before hundreds of horrified spectators, at the Neal Blaisdell Arena.
- August 23 – Eugene Bullard is posthumously commissioned
as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, 33 years
after his death, and 77 years to the day after his rejection for
U.S. military service in 1917.
- August 31 – The Provisional Irish Republican
Army announces a "complete cessation of military operations."
- August 31 – The
Russian army leaves Estonia.
- October 1 – In
Slovakia, populist leader Vladimir Meciar wins the general
- October 4 – In
Switzerland, 23 members of the Order of the Solar Temple cult are
found dead, a day after 25 of their fellow cultists are similarly
discovered in Morin
- October 5 –
UNESCO inaugurates World Teachers' Day to celebrate and
commemorate the signing of the Recommendation Concerning the Status
of Teachers on October 5, 1966.
- October 8 –
Iraq disarmament crisis: The
President of the United
Nations Security Council says that Iraq must
withdraw its troops from the Kuwait border, and immediately
cooperate with weapons inspectors.
- October 12 –
NASA loses radio contact with the
Magellan spacecraft as the probe
descends into the thick atmosphere of Venus
(the spacecraft presumably burned up in the atmosphere either
October 13 or October 14).
- October 15 – After
3 years of U.S. exile, Haiti's
president Aristide returns to his country.
- October 15 – Iraq disarmament crisis: Following
threats by the U.N. Security Council and the U.S., Iraq withdraws
troops from its border with Kuwait.
- October 29 –
Francisco Martin Duran fires
over 2 dozen shots at the White House; he is later convicted of trying to kill President
- October 31 – An
American Eagle ATR 72 crashes in Roselawn, Indiana, after circling in icy weather, killing 64 passengers.
- October 31 –
The Duke of Edinburgh attends a
ceremony in Israel, where his
late mother, Princess Alice
of Battenberg, is honoured as "Righteous among the Nations" for
sheltering Jewish families from the Nazis in
Athens, during World War
- November 3 – A French magazine
publishes photo of President François Mitterrand's secret
- November 3 – The Criminal Justice and
Public Order Act 1994 is enacted in the UK. The whole of Part
V, which covers collective trespass and nuisance on land, includes
sections against raves, including the "succession of repetitive
- November 4 –
Francisco: The first
conference devoted entirely to the subject of the commercial
potential of the World Wide Web
opens. Featured speakers include Marc Andreessen of Netscape, Mark Graham of
Pandora Systems, and Ken McCarthy of E-Media.
- November 4 –
runway opens, ensuring protests about noise levels.
- November 5 – A letter by former U.S.
President Ronald Reagan, announcing
that he has Alzheimer's disease,
- November 5 – George Foreman wins the WBA and IBF World Heavyweight
Championships by KO'ing Michael Moorer becoming the oldest heavyweight champion in
- November 5 – Johan Heyns, an influential Afrikaner theologian and
critic of apartheid, is assassinated.
- November 6 – A
flood in Piedmont, Italy, kills
dozens of people.
- November 7 –
WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill, provides the world's first internet radio broadcast.
- November 8 –
Georgia Representative Newt
Gingrich leads the United States Republican
Party in taking control of both the House of
Representatives and the Senate in midterm congressional
elections, the first time in 40 years the Republicans secure
control of both houses of Congress. George W. Bush
is elected Governor of Texas.
- November 13 –
Voters in Sweden decide to join the European Union in a referendum.
- November 13 – The
first passengers travel through the Channel Tunnel.
- November 13 – Michael Schumacher wins his first
Formula One World Championship.
- November 16 – A
Federal judge issues a
temporary restraining order,
prohibiting the State of California from implementing Proposition 187, that would have denied most
public services to illegal aliens.
- November 20 – The
Angolan government and UNITA rebels
sign the Lusaka
- November 28 –
Voters in Norway decide not to join the European Union in a referendum.
- November 30 – The National Football League announced
that the Jacksonville Jaguars
would become the league's the 30th franchise.
- December 1 – Ernesto Zedillo takes office as President of Mexico.
- December 2 – The
Australian government agrees to pay
reparations to indigenous
Australians who were displaced during the nuclear tests at Maralinga in the 1950s and 1960s.
- December 11 –
Russian president Boris Yeltsin orders
troops into Chechnya.
- December 11 – A
small bomb explodes on Philippine Airlines Flight
434, killing a Japanese businessman. The bombing was a field
test done by Ramzi Yousef to test
explosives that would have been used in Project Bojinka.
- December 13 –
The trial of former President Mengistu
begins in Ethiopia.
- December 13 –
Fred West, 53, a builder living in
Gloucester, is remanded in custody, charged with murdering 12
people (including two of his own daughters) whose bodies are mostly
found buried at his house in Cromwell Street. His wife
Rose West, 41, is charged with 10 murders.
Police believe that the murders took place between 1967 and 1987, and suspect that
they may have killed up to 30 people.
- December 14 – A
Learjet piloted by Richard Anderson and Brad
Sexton misses an elementary school
and crashes into an apartment complex in Fresno,
California, killing both pilots and injuring several apartment
- December 14 – A
runaway Santa Fe
freight train rear ends a Union
Pacific train at the bottom of Cajon Pass, California.
- December 14 –
British Home Secretary
Michael Howard announces that
Myra Hindley will serve a whole life tariff for the Moors Murders of the 1960s.
- December 15 – The first version of
web browser Netscape Navigator is released.
- December 19 – A
planned exchange rate correction of
the Mexican Peso to the US Dollar, becomes a massive financial meltdown in
Mexico, unleashing the 'Tequila'
effect on global financial
markets. This prompts a US$ 50
billion 'bailout' by the Clinton
- December 19 –
The Whitewater scandal
investigation begins in Washington, DC.
- December 19 – Civil unions between homosexuals are legalized
- December 21 – A
homemade bomb explodes on the # 4 train on Fulton Street in New York City.
- December 26 –
French anti-terrorist police storm
a hijacked jet at Marseille and kill 4 Islamist terrorists.
- December 31 is
skipped by the Phoenix Islands to
switch from the UTC−11 time zone to UTC+13, and by
Islands to switch from UTC−10
to UTC+14. The latter becomes
the earliest time zone in the world, one full day ahead of Hawaii.
The following are references to year 1994 in fiction:
- Thundarr the
Barbarian (1980–1982): According to the series' premise, a
large asteroid passes between Earth and the
Moon in 1994, causing the Moon to split into
two large fragments. The event also causes major upheavals in
Earth's climate and geography, as well as severe alterations in
tidal forces, due to the gravitational
effects of both the asteroid and the shattered Moon.
- January 14 – Samir Patel, American spelling prodigy
- January 16 – Qiu Cui Ling, Taiwanese singer
- January 21 – Marny Kennedy, Australian actress
- February 5 – Saki Nakajima, Japanese singer
- February 10 – Makenzie Vega, American actress
- February 14 – Paul Butcher Jr., American actor
- February 14 – Allie Grant, American actress
- February 23 – Dakota Fanning, American actress
- February 27 – Hou Yifan, Chinese chess player
- March 12 – Tanveer K. Atwal, American actress
- March 14 – Louis Spencer, Viscount
- March 14 – Frankie Ryan Manriquez, American
- March 14 – Justin Bieber, Canadian Pop/R&B
- March 31 – Caden Waidyatilleka, American actor
- April 4 – Risako Sugaya, Japanese singer
- April 11 – Dakota Blue Richards, English
- April 12 – Saoirse Ronan, Irish actress
- April 12 – Airi
Suzuki, Japanese singer
- April 16 – Liliana Mumy, American actress
- May 4 – Pauline
Ducruet, daughter of HSH Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
- May 12 – Drew
Mikuska, American actor
- May 21 – Tom
Daley, British diver
- May 24 – Cayden
Boyd, American actor
- June 11 – Ivana
Baquero, Spanish actress
- June 17 – Jiordan Anna Tolli, Australian
- June 21 – Chisato Okai, Japanese singer
- June 23 – Jamie Borthwick, English actor
- June 28 – Sophia Lorentzen, British heiress
- June 28 – Prince Hussein bin Al Abdullah
II, prince of Jordan
- June 28 – Madeline Duggan, English actress
- July 6 – Camilla and Rebecca Rosso, English
- July 9 – Akiane Kramarik, American poet and painter
- July 13 – Ridge
Canipe, American actor
- July 16 – Mark Indelicato, American actor
- July 27 – Princess Mafalda-Ceceilia
- August 4 – Mayuko Fukuda, Japanese actress
- August 9 – Forrest Landis, American actor
- August 25 – Jetseta Gage, American kidnapping victim (d.
- August 25 – Josh Flitter, American actor
- August 28 – Jessie Flower, American actress
- September 1 – Bianca Ryan, American singer
- September 13 – Mitch Holleman, American actor
- September 17 – Taylor Ware, American singer and yodeler
- September 19 – Alexander Nathan Etel, British actor
- September 22 – Danielle Van Dam, American murder victim
- September 25 – Jansen Panettiere, American actor
- October 5 – Zachary Isaiah Williams, American
- October 9 – Jodelle Ferland, Canadian actress
- October 20 – Morgan Featherstone, Australian
- November 11 – Connor Price, Canadian actor
- November 17 – Raquel Castro, American actor
- November 30 – Nyjah Huston, American skateboarder
- December 3 – Jake T. Austin,
- December 15 – Flora Ogilvy, British heiress
- December 15 – Toby Linz, American actor
- December 15 – Emma Lockhart, American actress
- December 17 – Nat Wolff, American actor, Singer-songwriter, and
- January 1 –
Arthur Espie Porritt, New Zealand politician and athlete (b. 1900)
- January 1 – Cesar Romero, Cuban-American actor (b. 1907)
- January 1 – Edward Arthur Thompson, British
historian (b. 1914)
- January 5 – Tip
O'Neill, Speaker of the
U.S. House of
Representatives (b. 1912)
- January 5 – Elmar Lipping, Estonian statesman and soldier
- January 5 – Brian Johnston, British cricket commentator
- January 8 – Pat
Buttram, American actor (b. 1915)
- January 9 – Johnny Temple, American baseball player (b.
- January 14 – Esther Ralston, American actress (b. 1902)
- January 15 – Harry Nilsson, American musician (b. 1941)
- January 16 – Frances Gifford, American actress (b.
- January 17 – Helen Stephens, American runner (b. 1918)
- January 20 – Matt Busby, Scottish football manager (b.
- January 22 – Jean-Louis Barrault, French actor and
director (b. 1910)
- January 22 – Telly Savalas, American actor (b. 1924)
- January 23 – Brian Redhead, British journalist and
broadcaster (b. 1929)
- January 25 – Stephen Cole Kleene, American
mathematician (b. 1909)
- January 27 – Claude Akins, American actor (b. 1914)
- January 28 – Hal Smith, American character actor and
voice-over artist (b. 1916)
- January 29 – Ulrike Maier, Austrian alpine skier (b.
- January 29 – Nick Cravat, American actor and acrobat (b.
- January 30 – Pierre Boulle, French author (b. 1912)
- February 1 – Olan Soule, Character actor (b. 1909)
- February 3 – Walter Havighurst, American critic,
novelist, literary and social historian (b. 1901)
- February 6 – Joseph Cotten, American actor (b. 1905)
- February 6 – Jack Kirby, American comic book writer and
illustrator (b. 1917)
- February 7 – Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer
- February 9 – Howard Martin Temin, American
geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology
or Medicine (b. 1934)
- February 11 – Sorrell Booke, American actor (b. 1930)
- February 11 – William Conrad, American actor (b. 1920)
- February 11 – Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (b.
- February 14 – Andrei Chikatilo, Russian serial killer
(executed) (b. 1936)
- February 17 – Randy Shilts, American author and activist (b.
- February 19 – Derek Jarman, English film director (b.
- February 22 – Papa John Creech, American fiddler (b.
- February 24 – Jean Sablon, French singer (b. 1906)
- February 24 – Dinah Shore, American actress and singer (b.
- February 25 – Baruch Goldstein, American-born mass murder
- February 25 – Jersey Joe Walcott, American boxer (b.
- February 26 – Bill Hicks, American comedian (b. 1961)
- March 2 – Anita
Morris, American actress (b. 1943)
- March 4 – John
Candy, Canadian comedian and actor (b. 1950)
- March 6 – Ray
Arcel, American boxing trainer (b. 1899)
- March 6 – Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and politian
- March 9 – Charles Bukowski, American writer (b.
- March 9 – Fernando Rey, Spanish actor (b. 1917)
- March 9 – Lawrence E. Spivak, American journalist (b. 1900)
- March 17 – Ellsworth Vines, American tennis champion
- March 17 – Mai Zetterling, Swedish actor and director
- March 21 – MacDonald Carey, American actor (b. 1913)
- March 21 – Dack
Rambo, American actor (b. 1941)
- March 22 – Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (b. 1899)
- March 23 – Luis Donaldo Colosio, Mexican
politician (b. 1950)
- March 23 – Giulietta Masina, Italian actress (b.
- March 25 – Max Petitpierre, Member of the Swiss Federal
Council (b. 1899)
- March 28 – Eugène Ionesco, Romanian-born playwright
- March 29 – Bill
Travers, English actor and co-founder of the Born Free Foundation (b. 1922)
- April 1 – Léon Degrelle, Belgian Nazi (b. 1906)
- April 2 – Betty
Furness, American actress, author, and consumer advocate (b.
- April 5 – Kurt
Cobain, American singer and songwriter (b. 1967)
- April 6 – Juvénal Habyarimana, President of Rwanda (b. 1937)
- April 6 – Cyprien Ntaryamira, President of Burundi (b. 1956)
- April 7 – Albert Guðmundsson, Icelandic
footballer and politician (b. 1923)
- April 7 – Golo
Mann, German historian (b. 1909)
- April 10 – Sam
B. Hall, American politician (b.
- April 15 – John
Curry, British figure skater (b. 1949)
- April 16 – Ralph Ellison, American writer (b. 1914)
- April 17 – Roger Wolcott Sperry, American
neurobiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology
or Medicine (b. 1913)
- April 22 – Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United
States (b. 1913)
- April 24 – Masutatsu Ōyama, Korean-Japanese Karate
master (b. 1923)
- April 27 – Lynne Frederick, English actress (b.
- April 28 – Berton Roueché, American writer (b.
- April 29 – Russell Kirk, American political philosopher
- April 30 – Roland Ratzenberger, Austrian Formula One driver (b. 1960)
- Unknown date – Francis
Bell, Australian actor (b. 1944)
- May 1 – Ayrton
Senna, Brazilian Formula One driver
- May 5 – Joe
Layton, American director and choreographer (b. 1931)
- May 7 – Clement Greenberg, American art critic (b.
- May 8 – George
Peppard, American actor (b. 1928)
- May 10 – John
Wayne Gacy, American serial killer (b. 1942)
- May 12 – Erik
Erikson, Danish-American developmental psychologist (b.
- May 12 – John Smith, Scottish
politician (b. 1938)
- May 15 – Royal
Dano, American actor (b. 1922)
- May 15 – Gilbert Roland, Mexican-born actor (b.
- May 16 – Alain
Cuny, French actor (b. 1908)
- May 19 – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis,
First Lady of the United
States (b. 1929)
- May 19 – Henry Morgan, American comedian (b.
- May 21 – Johan Hendrik Weidner, Belgian World
War II resistance fighter (b. 1912)
- May 29 – Erich Honecker, leader of East
Germany (b. 1912)
- June 2 – David
Stove, Australian philosopher (b. 1927)
- June 4 – Peter Thorneycroft, British politician
- June 4 – Massimo Troisi, Italian actor (b. 1953)
- June 6 – Barry Sullivan, American actor (b.
- June 7 – Dennis
Potter, English dramatist (b. 1935)
- June 9 – Jan
Tinbergen, Dutch economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
- June 12 – Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the
Lubavitcher Rebbe (b. 1902)
- June 12 – Nicole Brown Simpson, ex-wife of O.J. Simpson (b. 1959)
- June 12 – Ronald Goldman, friend of Nicole Brown Simpson (b. 1968)
- June 13 – K.T. Stevens,
American actress (b. 1919)
- June 14 – Henry
Mancini, American composer and arranger (b. 1924)
- June 15 – Kristen Pfaff, American bassist (b. 1967)
- June 20 – Jay
Miner, American computer pioneer (b. 1932)
- June 29 – Kurt
Eichhorn, German conductor (b. 1908)
- July 1 – Dominic Lucero, American actor anddancer (b.
- July 3 – Lew
Hoad, Australian tennis champion (b. 1934)
- July 7 – Friedrich August
Freiherr von der Heydte, German Luftwaffe Officer (b. 1907)
- July 7 – Cameron Mitchell, American actor
- July 8 – Dick
Sargent, American actor (b. 1930)
- July 8 – Kim
Il-sung, President of North
Korea (b. 1912)
- July 11 – Gary
Kildall, American computer inventor (b. 1942)
- July 14 – César Tovar, Venezuelan baseball player (b.
- July 17 – Jean
Borotra, French tennis champion (b. 1898)
- July 29 – Dorothy Hodgkin, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
- August 6 – Domenico Modugno, Italian singer,
songwriter, actor and politician (b. 1928)
- August 7 – Larry Martyn, comedy actor (b. 1934)
- August 11 – Peter Cushing, English actor (b. 1913)
- August 13 – Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-born writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1905)
- August 17 – Jack Sharkey, American boxer (b. 1902)
- August 18 – Richard Laurence Millington
Synge, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
- August 19 – Linus Pauling, American chemist, recipient of
the Nobel Prize in
Chemistry and Peace (b.
- August 21 – Anita Lizana, Chilean tennis champion (b.
- August 21 – Michael Peters, American choreographer (b.
- August 30 – Lindsay Anderson, British film director (b.
- September 6 – Nicky Hopkins, British musician (b. 1944)
- September 7 – James Clavell, British writer (b. 1921)
- September 7 – Dennis Morgan, American actor and singer (b.
- September 7 – Terence Young, American film
director (b. 1915)
- September 11 – Jessica Tandy, English actress (b. 1909)
- September 12 – Tom Ewell, American actor (b. 1909)
- September 12 – Boris Yegorov, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1937)
- September 15 – Moana Pozzi, Italian porn actress (b. 1961)
- September 15 – Mark Stevens, American actor (b.
- September 16 – Jack Dodson, American actor (b. 1931)
- September 17 – Vitas Gerulaitis, American tennis champion
- September 17 – Karl Popper, Austrian and British philosopher
- September 20 –
Abioseh Nicol, Sierra Leonean diplomat, UN official and author (b.
- September 20 – Jule Styne, British-born songwriter (b. 1905)
- September 26 – Louis Ferdinand, Prince of
Prussia (b. 1907)
- September 30 – André Michel Lwoff, French
microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology
or Medicine (b. 1902)
- October 2 – Harriet Nelson, American actress (b. 1909)
- October 3 – Tim
Asch, Anthropologist, photographer and ethnographic filmmaker
- October 3 – Dub
Taylor, American actor (b. 1907)
- October 7 – Niels Kaj Jerne, English immunologist,
recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology
or Medicine (b. 1911)
- October 14 – Emil Gilels, Russian pianist (b. 1916)
- October 19 – Martha Raye, American actress (b. 1916)
- October 20 – Sergei Bondarchuk, Russian film director
- October 20 – Burt Lancaster, American actor (b. 1913)
- October 21 – Benoît Régent, French actor (b.
- October 24 – Raul Julia, Puerto Rican actor (b. 1940)
- October 25 – Mildred Natwick, American actress (b.
- November 1 – Noah Beery, Jr., American actor (b. 1913)
- November 4 – Fred
"Sonic" Smith, American guitarist (b. 1949)
- November 5 – Johan Heyns, Afrikaner theologian and critic of
Apartheid (b. 1928)
- November 9 – Priscilla Morrill, American actress (b.
- November 10 – Carmen McRae, American jazz singer (b. 1920)
- November 11 – Pedro Zamora, Cuban-born AIDS activist (b.
- November 12 – Wilma Rudolph, American athlete (b. 1940)
- November 13 – Motoo Kimura, Japanese geneticist (b. 1924)
- November 14 – Tom Villard, American actor (b. 1953)
- November 16 – Doris Speed, English actress (b. 1899)
- November 16 – Dino Valente, American musician (b. 1943)
- November 18 – Peter Ledger, Australian artist (b. 1945)
- November 18 – Cab Calloway, American jazz singer and
bandleader (b. 1908)
- November 20 – John Lucarotti, British born television
writer (b. 1926)
- November 22 – Charles Upham, New Zealand soldier, double
Victoria Cross winner (b. 1908)
- November 23 – Art Barr, American professional wrestler (b.
- November 28 – Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (b.
- November 28 – Buster Edwards, English Great train robber
- November 30 – Lionel Stander, American actor (b. 1908)
- December 6 – Gian Maria Volontè, Italian actor
- December 8 – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Brazilian
composer (b. 1927)
- December 10 – Alexander Wilson, Canadian and
Notre Dame athlete (b. 1905)
- December 11 – Philip Phillips, American
archaeologist (b. 1900)
- December 11 – Carl Marzani, American political documentary
filmmaker, author, editor and publisher (b. 1912)
- December 12 – Stuart Roosa, American astronaut (b. 1933)
- December 18 – Lilia Skala, Austrian-born actress (b. 1896)
- December 20 – Hans Herlin, German novelist (b. 1925)
- December 20 – Dean Rusk, United States Secretary of
State (b. 1909)
- December 23 – Sebastian Shaw, English actor (b.
- December 24 – John Boswell, American historian
- December 24 – Rossano Brazzi, Italian actor (b. 1916)
- December 24 – John Osborne, English playwright (b. 1929)
- December 27 – Fanny Craddock, British television chef and
restaurant critic (b. 1909)
- December 27 – J. B. L. Reyes,
Filipino jurist (b. 1902)
Right Livelihood Award