Famous birthdays, deaths and events of 1981
January 1 - Jonas Armstrong, Irish actor January 1 - Zsolt Baumgartner, Hungarian race car driver January 1 - Abdülkadir Koçak, Turkish boxer January 1 - Eden Riegel, American actress January 2 - Hanno Balitsch, German footballer January 2 - Ryan Garko, American baseball player January 2 - Kirk Hinrich, American basketball player January 2 - Maxi Rodríguez, Argentine footballer January 3 - Eli Manning, American football player January 3 - Chris Blais, California racecar driver January 5 - Corey Flynn, New Zealand rugby union footballer January 5 - Brooklyn Sudano, American actress January 6 - Mike Jones, American rapper January 6 - Rinko Kikuchi, Japanese actress January 6 - Jérémie Renier, Belgian actor January 6 - Asante Samuel, National Football League Defensive Back January 7 - Alex Auld, Canadian ice hockey player January 7 - Marquis Daniels, American basketball player January 8 - Jeff Francis, Canadian baseball player January 8 - Xie Xingfang, Chinese badminton player January 9 - Euzebiusz Smolarek, Polish footballer January 10 - Brian Joo, Korean-American singer January 11 - Jamelia, English singer January 11 - Tom Meighan, British singer (Kasabian) January 12 - Dan Klecko, American football player January 13 - Reggie Brown, American football player January 13 - Shad Gaspard, American professional wrestler January 13 - Darrell Rasner, American baseball player January 14 - Abdelmalek Cherrad, Algerian football January 14 - Rosa López, Spanish singer January 14 - Pitbull, American rapper January 15 - Howie Day, American singer January 15 - El Hadji Diouf, Senegalese footballer January 15 - Sean Lamont, Scottish rugby union footballer January 16 - Nick Valensi, American guitarist (The Strokes) January 16 - Bobby Zamora, English footballer January 17 - Warren Feeney, Northern Irish footballer January 17 - Scott Mechlowicz, American actor January 17 - Ray J, American R&B singer January 18 - Kang Dong-won, South Korean model and actor January 18 - Olivier Rochus, Belgian tennis player January 18 - Khari Stephenson, Jamaican footballer January 19 - Asier Del Horno, Spanish footballer January 19 - Lucho González, Argentine footballer January 20 - Freddy Guzmán, Dominican baseball player January 20 - Christine Bleakley, BBC Television Host January 20 - Owen Hargreaves, English international footballer January 20 - Crystal Lowe, Canadian actress January 21 - Gillian Chung Yan-tung, Hong Kong singer (Twins) January 21 - Jamie Dalrymple, English cricketer January 21 - Ivan Ergiæ, Serbian footballer January 21 - Dany Heatley, Canadian ice hockey player January 21 - Andy Lee, Korean singer (Shinhwa) January 21 - Izabella Miko, Polish-born actress and model January 21 - Alex Ubago, Spanish-Basque singer-songwriter January 22 - Willa Ford, American singer January 22 - Beverley Mitchell, American actress January 22 - Ibrahima Sonko, French footballer January 23 - Rob Friend, Canadian footballer January 24 - Travis Hanson, American baseball player January 25 - Tose Proeski, Macedonian Singer (d. 2007) January 25 - Francis Jeffers, English footballer January 25 - Alicia Keys, American singer January 26 - Juan Jose Haedo, Argentinian Cyclist January 27 - Alicia Molik, Australian tennis player January 28 - Rick Razzano, American football player January 28 - Elijah Wood, American actor January 29 - Jonny Lang, American musician January 29 - Álex Ubago, Spanish musician January 29 - Darío Lopilato, Argentine actor January 30 - Dimitar Berbatov, Bulgarian footballer January 30 - Peter Crouch, English footballer January 30 - Josh Kelley, American musician January 30 - Mathias Lauda, Austrian racing driver January 31 - Sergio D. Acosta, Chicano Filmmaker January 31 - Julio Arca, Argentinian football player January 31 - Justin Timberlake, American singer February 1 - Luis Lamá, Angolan footballer February 1 - Graeme Smith, South African cricketer February 1 - Rob Austin, British racing driver February 2 - Jason Kapono, American basketball player February 3 - Alisa Reyes, American actress and singer February 3 - Maurice Ross, Scottish footballer February 4 - Ben Hendrickson, American baseball player February 4 - Jason Kapono, America professional basketball player February 4 - Tom Mastny, Indonesian baseball player February 4 - Johan Van Summeren, Belgian cyclist February 5 - Nora Zehetner, American actress February 5 - Loukas Vyntra, Greek football player February 6 - Calum Best, American model February 6 - Jens Lekman, Swedish musician February 6 - Ty Warren, National Football League defensive lineman February 8 - Myriam Montemayor Cruz, Mexican singer February 9 - Joël Camathias, Swiss racing driver February 10 - Natasha St-Pier, Canadian singer February 10 - Andrew Johnson, English footballer February 10 - Holly Willoughby, British TV presenter February 10 - Tholomew Plague, drummer (Avenged Sevenfold) February 11 - Kelly Rowland, American singer February 11 - Scot Thompson, American soccer player February 13 - Luisão, Brazilian footballer February 13 - Liam Miller, Irish footballer February 13 - Luke Ridnour, American basketball player February 15 - Matt Hoopes, American musician (Relient K) February 15 - Olivia Longott, American singer February 15 - Diego Martínez, Mexican footballer February 15 - Jenna Morasca, American model February 16 - Jay Howard, British racing driver February 16 - Jerry Owens, American baseball player February 16 - Qyntel Woods, American basketball player February 17 - Joseph Gordon-Levitt, American actor February 17 - Paris Hilton, American actress and heiress February 18 - Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player February 18 - Ivan Sproule, Irish footballer February 18 - Kim Jae Won, South Korean actor February 18 - Alex Rios, American baseball player February 19 - Ronnie Arniell, Canadian professional wrestler February 19 - Beth Ditto, American singer (The Gossip) February 19 - Gil Reyes, American boxer February 19 - Nicky Shorey, English footballer February 19 - Vitas, Russian singer February 19 - Daniel Letterle, American Actor and Singer February 20 - Tony Hibbert, English footballer February 20 - Chris Thile, American musician February 22 - Fredson Camara, Brazilian footballer February 23 - Gareth Barry, English footballer February 23 - Charles Tillman, American football player February 24 - Lleyton Hewitt, Australian tennis player February 24 - Mohammad Sami, Pakistani cricketer February 25 - Jamie Lynn, American model February 25 - Shahid Kapoor, Indian actor February 25 - Park Ji-Sung, South Korean footballer February 26 - Kertus Davis, American NASCAR driver February 26 - Johnathan Wendel, American professional video gamer February 27 - Josh Groban, American singer February 27 - Elodie Ouédraogo, Belgian athlete February 28 - Brian Bannister, American baseball player February 28 - Florent Serra, French tennis player March 1 - Ana Hickmann, Brazilian supermodel March 1 - Adam LaVorgna, American actor March 1 - Will Power, Australian racing driver March 1 - Brad Winchester, American ice hockey player March 2 - Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress March 3 - Dusty Dvoracek, American football player March 3 - Kim Yoo-Jin (Eugene), South Korean singer and actress March 3 - Lil' Flip, American rapper March 3 - Emmanuel Pappoe, Ghanaian footballer March 3 - Sung Yu Ri, South Korean singer and actress March 4 - Carol Banawa, Filipino singer and celebrity March 4 - Donny Tourette, English punk rock singer (Towers of London) March 5 - Andreas Wiig, Norwegian snowboarder March 5 - Paul Martin, American ice hockey player March 5 - Shugo Oshinari, Japanese actor March 6 - Ellen Muth, American actress March 8 - Michael Beauchamp, Australian footballer March 8 - Jessica Jaymes, American porn actress March 8 - Timothy Jordan II, American musician (The All American Rejects March 9 - Antonio Bryant, American football player March 9 - Anders Nøhr, Danish footballer March 9 - Clay Rapada, American baseball player March 10 - Samuel Eto'o, Cameroonian footballer March 10 - Efthimios Kouloucheris, Greek footballer March 10 - Steven Reid, English-born footballer March 11 - David Anders, American actor March 11 - Heidi Cortez, American erotic broadcaster March 11 - Lee Evans, American football player March 11 - Russell Lissack, English musician (Bloc Party) March 11 - LeToya Luckett, American singer (ex-Destiny's Child) March 11 - Paul Wall, American rapper March 12 - Kenta Kobayashi, Japanese professional wrestler March 13 - Stephen Maguire, Scottish snooker player March 14 - Bobby Jenks, American baseball player March 14 - Mei-Ting Sun, Chinese-born pianist March 15 - Mikael Forssell, Finnish footballer March 15 - Young Buck, American rapper March 16 - Andrew Bree, Irish swimmer March 16 - Curtis Granderson, American baseball player March 16 - Yoav Ziv, Israeli footballer March 17 - Kyle Korver, American Basketball Player March 17 - Servet Çetin, Turkish Football Player March 17 - Aaron Baddeley, Australian golfer March 18 - Jang Nara, Korean singer and actress March 18 - Tora Berger, Norwegian biathlete March 18 - Kasib Powell, American basketball player March 19 - Kim Rae Won, South Korean actor and model March 19 - Kolo Touré, Ivorian footballer March 22 - Victoria Lanz, Venezuelan porn star March 22 - MIMS, American rapper March 23 - Luciana Carro, Canadian actress March 23 - Erin Crocker, American NASCAR driver March 23 - Tony Peña, Jr. March 24 - Ron Hainsey, American ice hockey player March 26 - Baruch Dego, Israeli football player March 26 - Jay Sean, British Asian R&B singer March 26 - Josh Wilson, American baseball player March 27 - Carey Davis, National Football League fullback March 27 - Lin Jun Jie, Chinese Singer March 27 - Terry McFlynn, Northern Irish footballer March 28 - Julia Stiles, American actress March 28 - Gareth David-Lloyd, Welsh Actor March 28 - Edwar Ramirez, American baseball player March 28 - Lindsay Frimodt, American model March 29 - Megan Hilty, American actress March 29 - Jlloyd Samuel, WestIndian-born footballer March 31 - Maarten van der Weijden, Dutch swimmer April 1 - Antonis Fotsis, Greek basketball player April 1 - Hannah Spearritt, British singer April 1 - Pieter Weening, Dutch cyclist April 1 - Aimee Chan, Miss Hong Kong 2006 April 1 - Bjoern Einar Romoeren, Norwegian skijumper April 2 - Michael Clarke, Australian cricketer April 2 - Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress April 3 - Aaron Bertram, American musician April 3 - Matthew Nash, Australian soccer player April 3 - Heath Ramsay, Australian Olympic swimmer April 3 - DeShawn Stevenson, American basketball player April 5 - Jorge de la Rosa, Mexican baseball player April 5 - Michael A. Monsoor, a United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. April 6 - Robert Earnshaw, Zambian born April 7 - Suzann Pettersen, Norwegian golfer April 8 - Brian Burres, American baseball player April 8 - Taylor Kitsch, Canadian actor and model April 9 - Milan Bartovič, Slovak ice hockey player April 9 - Eric Harris, Columbine High School shooter (d. 1999) April 9 - Ireneusz Jeleń, Polish footballer April 9 - Dennis Sarfate, American baseball player April 10 - Laura Bell Bundy, American actor April 10 - Liz McClarnon, British singer April 10 - Michael Pitt, American actor April 10 - Alexei Semenov, Russian ice hockey player April 11 - Alessandra Ambrosio, Brazilian model April 11 - Alexandre Burrows, Canadian ice hockey player April 12 - Nicolás Burdisso, Argentine footballer April 12 - Brian Vandborg, Danish cyclist April 13 - Courtney Peldon, American actress April 13 - Nat Borchers, American soccer player April 15 - Andrés D'Alessandro, Argentine football player April 17 - Hanna Pakarinen, Finnish singer April 17 - Ryan Raburn, American baseball player April 18 - Brian Buscher, American baseball player April 19 - Hayden Christensen, Canadian actor April 19 - Martin Havlat, Czech hockey player April 19 - Kasie Head, American actress and model April 19 - Troy Polamalu, American football player April 19 - Catalina Sandino Moreno, Colombian actress April 20 - Matus Valent, male fitness model April 21 - Stephanie Larimore, American model April 22 - Ken Dorsey, American football player April 23 - Sean Henn, American baseball player April 23 - Joanna Krupa, Supermodel/actress April 23 - Chris Sharma, American rock climber/boulderer April 24 - Taylor Dent, American tennis player April 25 - Dwone Hicks, American football player April 25 - Felipe Massa, Brazilian Formula One driver April 25 - Anja Pärson, Swedish skier April 26 - Matthieu Delpierre, French footballer April 26 - Ms. Dynamite, English musician April 27 - Fabrizio Faniello, Maltese singer April 27 - Joey Gathright, American baseball player April 27 - Patrik Gerrbrand, Swedish footballer April 28 - Jessica Alba, American actress April 29 - George McCartney, Northern Irish footballer April 29 - Émilie Mondor, Canadian athlete (d. 2006) April 29 - Alex Vincent, American actor April 30 - John O'Shea, Irish footballer April 30 - Emma Pierson, British actress May 1 - Derek Asamoah, Ghanaian Footballer May 1 - Aliaksandr Hleb, Belarusian footballer May 1 - Wes Welker, American football player May 2 - Matt Murray, English footballer May 2 - Chris Kirkland, English footballer May 4 - Eric Djemba-Djemba, Cameroon footballer May 5 - Danielle Fishel, American actress May 5 - Marcelle Bittar, Brazilian supermodel May 5 - Chris Duncan, baseball player May 5 - Craig David, English singer May 6 - Matthew Leone, bassist of Madina Lake May 6 - Nathan Leone, lead singer of Madina Lake May 6 - Edyta Sliwinska,Polish professional dancer, May 6 - Mark O'Connell, American drummer (Taking Back Sunday) May 8 - Andrea Barzagli, Italian footballer May 8 - Björn Dixgård, Swedish guitarist May 8 - Yasuko Tajima, Japanese swimmer May 8 - John Maine, American baseball player May 9 - Bill Murphy, American baseball player May 10 - Humberto Suazo, Chilean footballer May 11 - Lauren Jackson, Australian basketball player May 11 - Daniel Ortmeier, American baseball player May 11 - Austin O'Brien, American actor May 12 - Lorena Bernal, Spanish model and actress May 12 - Kentaro Sato, Japanese composer May 13 - Jimmy Yang, American wrestler May 13 - Sunny Leone, Canadian model May 13 - Rebecka Liljeberg, Swedish actress May 14 - Sarbel, Greek-born singer May 15 - Patrice Evra, French-Senegalese footballer May 15 - Justin Morneau, Canadian baseball player May 15 - Zara Phillips, British royal and eventer May 15 - Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress May 16 - Jim Sturgess, English actor May 17 - Beñat Albizuri, Spanish cyclist May 17 - R. J. Helton, American Idol finalist May 17 - Shiri Maimon, Israeli singer May 17 - Leon Osman, English footballer May 17 - Giannis Taralidis, Greek footballer May 18 - Mahamadou Diarra, Malian footballer May 19 - Luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer May 19 - Klaas-Erik Zwering, Dutch swimmer May 19 - Nate Cole, American singer May 20 - Iker Casillas, Spanish footballer May 20 - Calico Cooper, American actress and dancer May 20 - Lindsay Taylor, American basketball player May 20 - Mark Winterbottom, Australian racing driver May 21 - Belladonna, American pornographic actress May 21 - Max, German singer May 21 - Josh Hamilton, Major League Baseball player May 22 - Bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler May 22 - Jürgen Melzer, Austrian tennis player May 23 - Gwenno Saunders, Former Welsh dancer May 24 - Marketa Janska, Czech model and Playboy Playmate May 26 - Eda-Ines Etti, Estonian singer May 26 - Irini Merkouri, Greek singer May 26 - Isaac Slade, American musician The Fray May 27 - Özgür Çevik, Turkish singer and actor May 27 - Johan Elmander, Swedish footballer May 27 - Miloy, Angolan footballer May 27 - Fivos Constantinou, Cypriot distance runner May 28 - Adam Green, American singer and songwriter May 28 - Daniel Cabrera, Dominican baseball player May 29 - Andrei Arshavin, Russian footballer May 30 - Devendra Banhart, American singer and songwriter May 30 - Andrey Arshavin, Russian Footballer May 30 - Blake Bashoff, American actor May 30 - Gianmaria Bruni, Italian racing driver May 30 - Ahmad Elrich, Australian footballer May 31 - Jake Peavy, American baseball player June 1 - Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan Major League Baseball player June 1 - Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter June 2 - Nikolay Davydenko, Russian professional tennis player June 2 - Tucker Rountree, American guitarist and composer. June 2 - Chin-hui Tsao, Taiwanese baseball player June 4 - T. J. Miller, American actor and comedian June 4 - Giourkas Seitaridis, Greek footballer June 5 - Jade Goody, British television personality June 5 - Sebastien Lefebvre, Canadian musician (Simple Plan) June 6 - Johnny Pacar, American film actor June 7 - Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player June 7 - Stephen Bywater, British goalkeeper June 7 - Tyler Johnson, baseball player June 7 - Kevin Kyle, Scottish footballer June 7 - Larisa Oleynik, American actress June 7 - Amrita Rao, Indian model and actress June 8 - Alex Band, American singer (The Calling) June 8 - Matteo Meneghello, Italian racing driver June 8 - Ai Nonaka, Japanese voice actor June 8 - Sara Watkins, American fiddle player June 8 - Jess Weixler, American actress June 9 - Natalie Portman, Israeli-born actress June 9 - Anoushka Shankar, Famous sitarist and daughter of Ravi Shankar June 9 - Celina Jaitley, Indian actress June 10 - Burton O'Brien, Scottish footballer June 10 - Hoku, American singer and actress June 10 - Jonathan Bennett, actor (Mean Girls) June 11 - Emiliano Moretti, Italian footballer June 12 - Adriana Lima, Brazilian supermodel June 13 - Chris Evans, American actor June 13 - David Madden, 4th-ranked Jeopardy! champion of all-time June 14 - Chauncey Leopardi, American actor June 14 - Lonneke Engel, Dutch model June 15 - William Dean Martin, American musician (Good Charlotte) June 15 - Jeremy Reed, American baseball player June 15 - Jordi Vilasuso, American actor June 16 - Benjamin Becker, German tennis player June 16 - Kevin Bieksa, Canadian ice hockey player June 16 - Ben Kweller, American singer/songwriter June 16 - Miguel Villalta, Peruvian Footballer June 17 - Kyle Boller, American football quarterback June 17 - Amrita Rao, Bollywood actress June 17 - Shane Watson, Australian cricket all-rounder June 20 - Ardian Gashi, Albanian-Norwegian footballer June 21 - Yann Danis, Canadian ice hockey player June 25 - Sheridan Smith, British actress June 25 - Simon Ammann, Swiss ski jumper June 25 - Pooja Umashankar, Indian actress June 28 - Michael Crafter, Australian musician (Confession) June 29 - Joe Johnson, American basketball player June 29 - Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver (d. 2005) June 30 - Can Artam, Turkish racing driver June 30 - Matt Kirk, Canadian football Player June 30 - Karolina Sadalska, Polish kayaker June 30 - Ben Utecht, American football Player July 1 - Tadhg Kennelly, Irish-born Australian Rules footballer July 1 - Demetria McKinney, American Actress July 2 - Angel Pagán, Puerto Rican baseball player July 2 - Aaron Voros, Canadian hockey player July 4 - Francisco Cruceta, Dominican baseball player July 5 - Jesse Crain, Canadian baseball player July 5 - Ryan Hansen, American actor July 6 - Nnamdi Asomugha, American football player July 7 - Synyster Gates, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold) July 7 - Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Indian cricketer July 8 - Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player July 9 - Kimveer Gill, Canadian spree shooter (Dawson College shooting) (d. 2006) July 11 - Carla Campbell, Jamaican model July 11 - Andre Johnson, American football player July 12 - Adrienne Camp, South African singer/songwriter July 14 - Lee Mead, English actor July 14 - Yomi, Japanese vocalist (Nightmare) July 17 - Elpida Romantzi, Greek archer July 19 - Didz Hammond, bassist/backing vocalist (Dirty Pretty Things and The Cooper Temple Clause) July 19 - Jimmy Gobble, American baseball player July 19 - Anderson Luiz de Carvalho, Brazilian footballer July 19 - Nikki Osborne, Australian actress July 19 - David Bernard, West Indian cricketer July 20 - Damien Delaney, Irish footballer July 20 - Thorsten Engelmann, German rower July 21 - Titus Bramble, English footballer July 21 - Stefan Schumacher, German cyclist July 21 - Joaquín Sánchez, Spanish footballer July 21 - Chrishell Stause, American actress July 21 - Blake Lewis, American musician July 23 - Steve Jocz, Canadian drummer (Sum 41) July 23 - Jarkko Nieminen, Finnish tennis player July 24 - Summer Glau, American actress July 25 - Conor Casey, American soccer player July 25 - Jani Rita, Finnish ice hockey player July 26 - Abe Forsythe, Australian actor/director July 27 - Susan King Borchardt, American basketball player July 27 - Collins Obuya, Kenyan cricketer July 28 - Michael Carrick, English footballer July 28 - Billy Aaron Brown, American actor July 28 - Jo In Sung, South Korean actor July 29 - Fernando Alonso, Spanish Formula 1 Driver July 29 - Andrés Madrid, Argentine footballer July 29 - Troy Perkins, American soccer player July 30 - Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer July 30 - Juan Smith, South African rugby player July 31 - Eric Lively, American actor July 31 - J.Son Dinant, American comedian July 31 - Ira Losco, Maltese singer July 31 - Matthew Sanders, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold) August 1 - Stephen Hunt, Irish footballer August 1 - Ashley Parker Angel, North American singer and actor August 4 - Frédérick Bousquet, French swimmer August 4 - Marques Houston, American singer and actor (IMx) August 4 - Ben Scott, English cricketer August 4 - Abigail Spencer, American actress August 5 - Carl Crawford, American baseball player August 5 - Kō Shibasaki, Japanese singer August 5 - Erik Guay, Canadian alpine skier August 5 - Cory Williams, American internet celebrity August 5 - Alester Maregwede, Zimbabwean cricketer August 8 - Vanessa Amorosi, Australian singer and songwriter August 8 - Roger Federer, Swiss tennis player August 8 - Meagan Good, American actress August 8 - Kaori Iida, Japanese singer and actress August 8 - Bradley McIntosh, British pop singer August 9 - Li Jiawei, Singaporean Olympic table tennis player August 10 - Natsumi Abe, Japanese singer August 10 - Taufik Hidayat, Indonesian Badminton Player August 11 - Sandi Thom, Scottish born singer August 11 - Fiona Sit, Hong Kong singer and actress August 12 - Tony Capaldi, Northern Ireland footballer August 12 - Djibril Cissé, French footballer August 14 - Matthew Etherington, English footballer August 14 - Julius Jones, American football player August 15 - Brendan Hansen, American swimmer August 15 - Song Ji-hyo, South Korean actress August 15 - Oliver Perez, American baseball player August 16 - Roque Santa Cruz, Paraguayan footballer August 16 - Taylor Rain, American pornographic actress August 17 - Kristin Holt, American television personality August 18 - César Delgado, Argentine footballer August 18 - Dimitris Salpigidis, Greek footballer August 18 - Jonathan Schneck, American musician (Relient K) August 20 - Benjamin Barnes, English actor (Prince Caspian) August 20 - Bernard Mendy, French footballer August 21 - Jarrod Lyle, Australian Golfer August 21 - Andreas Glyniadakis, Greek basketball player August 22 - Alex Holmes, American football player August 23 - Stephan Loboué, Ivorian footballer August 23 - Carmen Luvana, American pornographic actress. August 23 - Carlos Cuéllar, Spanish footballer August 24 - Jiro Wang Dong Cheng, Taiwanese singer August 24 - Chad Michael Murray, American actor August 24 - Mercedes Scelba, August 25 - Rachel Bilson, American actress August 26 - Jesse Martin, Australian yachtsman August 26 - Petey Williams, Canadian professional wrestler August 26 - Demetria McKinney, American actress August 26 - Tino Best, West Indian cricketer August 28 - Martin Erat, Czech hockey player August 28 - Daniel Gygax, Swiss footballer August 28 - Vaggelis Moras, Greek footballer August 28 - Agata Wróbel, Polish weightlifter August 28 - Raphael Matos, Brazilian racing driver August 29 - Lanny Barbie, Canadian pornographic actress August 29 - Geneviève Jeanson, French Canadian cyclist August 29 - Jay Ryan (Jay Bunyan), Australian actor August 30 - Germán Legarreta, American Actor August 31 - 40 Cal, American rapper August 31 - Dwayne Peel, Welsh rugby union footballer August 31 - Steve Saviano, American ice hockey player August 31 - Joe Swanberg, American filmmaker September 1 - Clinton Portis, American football player September 1 - Adam Quick, Australian basketball player September 2 - Chris Tremlett, English cricketer September 2 - Bracha van Doesburgh, Dutch actress September 2 - Fariborz Kamkari, Iranian film director/producer September 3 - Fearne Cotton, British television presenter September 4 - Richard Garcia, Australian footballer September 4 - Beyoncé Knowles, American singer September 4 - Lacey Mosley, American singer (Flyleaf) September 5 - Drew Carter, American football player September 5 - Filippo Volandri, Italian tennis player September 6 - Yumiko Cheng, Hong Kong singer September 6 - Mark Teahen, American baseball player September 7 - Paul McCoy, American musician (lead singer of 12 Stones) September 7 - Gökhan Zan, Turkish footballer September 8 - Morten Gamst Pedersen, Norwegian footballer September 8 - Jonathan Taylor Thomas, American actor September 9 - Julie Gonzalo, Argentinian actress September 11 - Andrea Dossena, Italian footballer September 11 - Dylan Klebold, Columbine High School Massacre co-perpetrator (d. 1999) September 12 - Jennifer Hudson, American actress and singer September 13 - Koldo Fernández, Spanish cyclist September 13 - Angel Williams, Canadian wrestler September 13 - Antonio Lopez Spanish footballer, September 14 - Miyavi, Japanese rock musician and actor September 16 - Fan Bingbing, Chinese actress September 16 - Alexis Bledel, American actress (Gilmore Girls) September 17 - Casey Janssen, American baseball player September 17 - Bakari Koné, Ivorian footballer September 17 - Jonathan Radtke, American musician (Kill Hannah) September 18 - Jennifer Tisdale, American actress and model September 19 - Scott Baker, American baseball player September 19 - Damiano Cunego, Italian cyclist September 19 - Rick DiPietro, American ice hockey player September 20 - Joanie Dodds, America's Next Top Model contestant September 20 - Feliciano López, Spanish tennis player September 20 - Jordan Tata, American baseball player September 21 - Nicole Richie, American socialite September 21 - Rimi Sen, Indian actress September 21 - Meilinda Soerjoko, Indonesian-Australian actress September 22 - Ashley Drane, American actress September 22 - Subaru Shibutani, Japanese singer September 23 - Robert Doornbos, Dutch race car driver September 23 - Natalie Horler, German singer (Cascada) September 23 - Misti Traya, American actress September 24 - Drew Gooden, American basketball player September 24 - Ryan Briscoe, Australian racing driver September 25 - Rocco Baldelli, American baseball player September 25 - Jason Bergmann, American baseball player September 25 - Shane Tutmarc, American songwriter and musician September 25 - Van Hansis, American actor September 26 - Collien Fernandes, German TV host and actress September 26 - Christina Milian, American actress and singer September 26 - Serena Williams, American tennis player September 27 - Lakshmipathy Balaji, Indian cricketer September 27 - Brendon McCullum, New Zealand cricketer September 27 - Cytherea, American adult actress September 28 - José Calderón, Spanish basketball player September 28 - Jorge Guagua, Ecuadorian footballer September 28 - Gül Gölge, Turkish model and actress September 28 - Iracema Trevisan, Brazilian musician (CSS) September 29 - Siarhei Rutenka, Belarusian/Spanish handball player September 30 - Cecilia Ahern, Irish author September 30 - Dominique Moceanu, American gymnast September 30 - Brandon Watson, American baseball October 1 - Júlio Baptista, Brazilian footballer October 1 - Johnny Oduya, Swedish ice hockey player October 1 - Arnau Riera, Spanish footballer October 2 - Luke Wilkshire, Australian footballer October 2 - Toro, Taiwanese singer October 3 - Danny Coid, English footballer October 3 - Zlatan Ibrahimoviæ, Swedish footballer October 3 - Andreas Isaksson, Swedish footballer October 3 - Matt Murton, American baseball player October 3 - Amanda Walsh, Canadian actress October 4 - Justin Williams, Canadian ice hockey player October 4 - Juka, Japanese singer October 5 - Kelvin Tan Wei Lian, Singaporean singer October 6 - Zurab Khizanishvili, Georgian footballer October 6 - José Luis Perlaza, Ecuadorian footballer October 8 - Raffi Torres, Canadian ice hockey player October 8 - Ruby (Egyptian singer), Egyptian singer October 9 - Zachery Ty Bryan, American actor October 9 - Darius Miles, American basketball player October 10 - Michael Oliver, American actor October 11 - Beau Brady, Australian Actor October 12 - Shola Ameobi, English footballer October 12 - Tom Guiry, American actor October 12 - Brian Kerr, Scottish footballer October 12 - Sneha, Indian actress October 13 - Ryan Ashford, English footballer October 13 - Kele Okereke, English singer (Bloc Party) October 14 - Boof Bonser, American baseball player October 15 - Keyshia Cole, American R&B singer October 15 - Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player October 15 - Guo Jingjing, Chinese diver October 15 - Radoslav Židek, Slovak snowboarder October 16 - Caterina Scorsone, Canadian actress October 16 - Anthony Reyes, American baseball player October 16 - Martin Halle, Danish footballer October 19 - Heikki Kovalainen, Finnish race car driver October 20 - Willis McGahee, American football player October 20 - Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Greek footballer October 20 - Francisco Javier Rodríguez, Mexican footballer October 21 - Nemanja Vidić, Serbian footballer October 22 - Olivier Pla, French racing driver October 23 - Jeroen Bleekemolen, Dutch racing driver October 23 - Ben Francisco, American baseball player October 24 - Mallika Sherawat, Indian actress October 24 - Tila Tequila, American model October 25 - Shaun Wright-Phillips, English footballer October 25 - Josh Henderson, American actor and singer October 25 - Jerome Isaac Jones, American singer October 25 - Austin Winkler, American lead vocalist (Hinder) October 26 - Guy Sebastian, Australian singer October 26 - Sam Brown, American comedian October 27 - Han Hye-jin, South Korean actress October 27 - Kristi Richards, Canadian freestyle skier October 28 - Milan Baroš, Czech footballer October 28 - Solomon Andargachew, Ethiopian footballer October 29 - Amanda Beard, American swimmer October 29 - Jonathan Brown, Australian Australian rules footballer October 29 - Reema Sen, Indian actress October 30 - Ivanka Trump, American model October 30 - Jun Ji-hyun, South Korean actress October 30 - Ian Snell, American baseball player October 31 - Irina Denezhkina, Russian writer October 31 - Frank Iero, American musician (My Chemical Romance October 31 - Selina (Jiaxuan) Ren, Taiwanese singer (S.H.E) October 31 - Jon Crocker, American songwriter October 31 - Lollie Alexi Devereaux, French actress & writer November 2 - Wilson Betemit, Dominican baseball player November 2 - Avy Scott, American pornographic actress November 3 - Sten Pentus, Estonian racing car driver November 4 - Vince Wilfork, American football player November 6 - Lee Dong Wook, South Korean actor November 6 - Andrew Murray, Canadian Ice Hockey Player November 7 - Mark Copani, Jordanian/American professional wrestler November 7 - Anthony Moffat, Scottish musician and film-maker November 7 - Anushka Shetty, Indian actress November 7 - Lily Thai, American pornographic actress November 8 - Joe Cole, English footballer November 9 - Scottie Thompson, American actress November 10 - Tony Blanco, Dominican baseball player November 10 - Alison Waite, American model November 11 - Natalie Glebova, Russian/Canadian beauty pageant contestant November 12 - DJ Campbell, English football player November 13 - Mark Cardona, Filipino basketball player November 13 - Shawn Yue, Hong Kong actor and singer November 14 - Tom Ferrier, British racing driver November 15 - Lorena Ochoa, Mexican golfer November 15 - Drew Hodgdon, American football player November 16 - Allison Crowe, Canadian singer November 16 - Caitlin Glass, American voice actress November 16 - Osi Umenyiora, English-born NFL football player November 17 - Sarah Harding, English singer (Girls Aloud) November 18 - Christina Vidal, American actress November 18 - Gian Magdangal, Filipino singer and actor November 20 - Carlos Boozer, American basketball player November 20 - Kimberley Walsh, English singer (Girls Aloud) November 21 - Wesley Britt, American football player November 21 - Piet Rinke, Zimbabwean cricketer November 21 - Jonny Magallón, Mexican footballer November 22 - Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer November 22 - Pape Sow, Senegalese basketball player November 22 - Ben Adams, English singer November 25 - Xabi Alonso, Spanish international footballer November 25 - Barbara Bush, daughter of George W. Bush and Laura Bush November 25 - Jenna Bush, daughter of George W. Bush and Laura Bush November 25 - Jared Jeffries, American basketball player November 26 - Stephan Andersen, Danish international footballer November 26 - Natasha Bedingfield, British singer November 26 - Gina Kingsbury, Canadian hockey player November 26 - Aurora Snow, American pornographic actress November 26 - Natalie Gauci, Australian Idol 2007 winner November 27 - Gary Lucy, Actor November 27 - Matthew Taylor, English footballer November 29 - Nicholas Teo, Malaysian singer and actor November 30 - Rich Harden, Canadian baseball player December 2 - Isabella Soprano, American pornographic actress December 2 - Danijel Pranjić, Croatian football player plays for SC Heerenveen December 2 - Britney Spears, American performer December 3 - Ioannis Amanatidis, Greek footballer December 3 - David Villa, Spanish footballer December 3 - Tyjuan Hagler, American football player December 5 - Leila Tong, Hong Kong actress December 8 - Jeremy Accardo, American baseball player December 8 - Philip Rivers, American football player December 9 - Mardy Fish, American tennis player December 9 - Diya Mirza, Indian actress December 10 - Ryan Pini, Papua New Guinea swimmer December 10 - Fábio Rochemback, Brazilian footballer December 10 - Taufik Batisah, Singaporean singer December 11 - Nikki Benz, Ukraine-born Canadian pornographic actress December 11 - Hamish Blake, Australian comedian December 11 - Paul Medhurst, Australian rules footballer December 11 - Javier Saviola, Argentine footballer December 11 - Zacky Vengeance, American musician (Avenged Sevenfold) December 12 - Ronnie Brown, American football player December 12 - Shane Costa, American baseball player December 12 - Pedro Ríos, Spanish footballer December 12 - Jeret Peterson, American aerial skier December 12 - Yuvraj Singh, Indian cricketer December 12 - Stephen Warnock, English footballer December 13 - Amy Lee, American singer/songwriter (Evanescence) December 14 - Amber Chia, Malaysian model and actress December 14 - Emilie Heymans, Canadian diver December 14 - Johnny Jeter, American professional wrestler December 14 - Shaun Marcum, American baseball player December 14 - Liam Lawrence, English footballer December 15 - Najoua Belyzel, French singer December 15 - Brendan Fletcher, Canadian actor December 15 - Andy Gonz¨¢lez, Puerto Rican baseball player December 15 - Thomas Herrion, American football player (d. 2005) December 15 - Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russian football player December 16 - Flo Rida, American rapper December 16 - Anna Sedokova, Ukrainian singer December 16 - Gareth Williams, Scottish footballer December 20 - Roy Williams, American football player December 20 - James Shields, American baseball player December 20 - Chris Edwards, British musician (Kasabian) December 21 - Frankie Abernathy, American actress December 21 - Sajid Mahmood, English cricketer December 21 - Lynda Thomas, Mexican singer December 21 - Cristian Zaccardo, Italian football player December 23 - Beth, Spanish singer December 23 - Yuriorkis Gamboa, Cuban boxer December 25 - Katie Wright, American actress December 25 - Willy Taveras, baseball player December 27 - Emilie de Ravin, Australian actress December 27 - Javine, British singer December 28 - Elizabeth Jordan Carr, American Test-Tube Baby December 28 - Sienna Miller, British actress December 28 - Khalid Boulahrouz, Dutch footballer December 28 - Mika Väyrynen, Finnish footballer December 29 - Shizuka Arakawa, Japanese figure skater December 30 - Ali Al Habsi, Omani footballer December 30 - Haley Paige, American porn star (d. 2007) December 30 - Michael Rodríguez, Costa Rican footballer December 30 - Matt Ulrich, American football player December 31 - Jason Campbell, American football player December 31 - Matthew Pavlich, Australian football player
January 1 - Hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920) January 4 - Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again) (b. 1914) January 6 - A. J. Cronin, Scottish writer (b. 1896) January 7 - Alvar Lidell, UK radio broadcaster (b. 1908) January 8 - Matthew "Stymie" Beard, American actor (b. 1925) January 9 - Kazimierz Serocki, Polish composer (b. 1922) January 10 - Katherine Alexander, American actress (b. 1898) January 10 - Richard Boone, American actor (b. 1917) January 11 - Beulah Bondi, American actress (b. 1888) January 14 - John O'Grady, Australian writer (Nino Culotta) (b. 1907) January 16 - Bernard Lee, English actor (b. 1908) January 17 - Loukas Panourgias, Greek footballer (b. 1899) January 23 - Samuel Barber, American composer (b. 1910) January 25 - Adele Astaire, American dancer (b. 1897) January 31 - Cozy Cole, American jazz drummer (b. 1909) February 1 - Donald Wills Douglas, Sr. February 1 - Geirr Tveitt, Norwegian composer (b. 1908) February 6 - Hugo Montenegro, American film music composer (b. 1925) February 6 - Frederika of Hanover, Queen Consort of Greece (b. 1917) February 7 - Frederika of Hanover, Queen of Greece (b. 1917) February 9 - Bill Haley, American musician (Bill Haley & His Comets) (b. 1925) February 15 - Mike Bloomfield, American musician (b. 1943) February 18 - John Knudsen Northrop, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1895) February 26 - Howard Hanson, American composer (b. 1896) February 26 - Robert Aickman, English writer and conservationist (b. 1914) March 4 - Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896) March 4 - Torin Thatcher, Indian actor (b. 1905) March 5 - Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896) March 6 - George Geary, English cricketer (b. 1893) March 15 - René Clair, French film director (b. 1898) March 17 - Paul Dean, American baseball player (b. 1913) March 27 - Mao Dun, Chinese writer (b. 1895) March 30 - DeWitt Wallace, American publisher (b. 1889) March 31 - Enid Bagnold, British playwright (b. 1889) April 5 - Bob Hite, American singer (Canned Heat) (b. 1945) April 7 - Norman Taurog, American film director (b. 1899) April 12 - Joe Louis, American boxer (b. 1914) April 26 - Jim Davis, American actor (b. 1909) May 9 - Ralph Allen, English footballer (b. 1906) May 11 - Bob Marley, Jamaican singer and musician (b. 1945) May 16 - Ernie Freeman, American pianist and arranger (b. 1922) May 18 - Arthur O'Connell, American actor (b. 1908) May 18 - William Saroyan, American author (b. 1908) May 21 - Patsy O'Hara, Irish hunger striker (b. 1957) May 21 - Raymond Mccreesh, Irish hunger striker (b. 1957) May 23 - Gene Green, American baseball player (b. 1933) May 23 - Rayner Heppenstall, English novelist (d. 1911) May 23 - George Jessel, American actor (b. 1898) May 25 - Fredric Warburg, British publisher and author (b. 1898) May 30 - Don Ashby, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1955) June 1 - Carl Vinson, U.S. Congressman (b. 1883) June 9 - Allen Ludden, TV game show host (b. 1917) June 23 - Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1907) July 1 - Carlos de Oliveira, Portuguese writer (b. 1921) July 1 - Rushton Moreve, American bass player (b. 1948) July 3 - Ross Martin, Polish-American actor (b. 1920) July 8 - Wild Bill Hallahan, American baseball player (b. 1902) July 10 - Ken Rex McElroy, American hog rustler (b. 1936) July 16 - Harry Chapin, American musician (b. 1942) July 27 - William Wyler, French-born film director (b. 1902) July 28 - Fr. Stanley Rother, Roman Catholic Priest July 29 - Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888) August 1 - Paddy Chayefsky, American writer (b. 1923) August 4 - Melvyn Douglas, American actor (b. 1901) August 14 - Dudley Nourse, South African cricketer (b.1910) August 18 - Anita Loos, American screenwriter (b. 1889) August 19 - Jessie Matthews, English actress (b. 1907) August 21 - Michael Devine, the last man to die in the 1981 Irish hunger strike (b. 1954) August 26 - Lee Elhardt Hays, American folksinger (b. 1914) August 27 - Valery Kharlamov, Soviet ice hockey player (b. 1948) August 28 - Béla Guttman, Hungarian footballer (b. 1900) August 29 - Lowell Thomas, American writer and broadcaster (b. 1892) August 30 - Vera-Ellen, American actress (b. 1921) September 1 - Albert Speer, Nazi official (b. 1905) September 1 - Ann Harding, American actress (b. 1901) September 3 - Alec Waugh, English writer (b. 1898) September 6 - Christy Brown, Irish author (b. 1932) September 9 - Jacques Lacan, French psychoanalyst (b. 1901) September 12 - Eugenio Montale, Italian poet September 14 - Furry Lewis, American blues guitarist (b. 1899) September 15 - Harold Bennett, English actor (b. 1899) September 15 - Rafael Mendez, Mexican trumpet virtuoso (b. 1906 September 22 - Harry Warren, American composer and lyricist (b. 1893) September 23 - Chief Dan George, Canadian actor (b. 1899) September 24 - Patsy Kelly, American actress (b. 1910) September 27 - Robert Montgomery, American actor (b. 1904) October 2 - Hazel Scott, West Indian-born singer (b. 1920) October 4 - Freddie Lindstrom, Major League Baseball Hall of famer (b. 1905) October 5 - Gloria Grahame, American actress (b. 1923) October 7 - Albert Cohen, Greek-born Swiss novelist (b. 1895) October 15 - Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (b. 1907) October 17 - Albert Cohen, Swiss author (b. 1895) October 29 - Georges Brassens, French singer (b. 1921) November 10 - Abel Gance, French film director November 12 - William Holden, American actor (b. 1918) November 14 - Robert Bradford, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1941) November 16 - William Holden, American actor (b. 1918) November 21 - Harry Von Zell, American announcer (b. 1906) November 25 - Jack Albertson, American actor (b. 1907) November 26 - Max Euwe, Dutch chess player (b. 1901) November 27 - Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer and actress (b. 1898) November 29 - Fredric Wertham, German psychologist (b. 1895) November 29 - Natalie Wood, American actress (b. 1938) December 20 - Dimitris Rontiris, Greek actor and director (b. 1899) December 21 - Allan Dwan, Canadian-born American director and screenwriter (b. 1885) December 26 - Savithri, Indian actress (b. 1937) December 26 - Amber Reeves, feminist writer (b. 1887) December 27 - Hoagy Carmichael, American composer and singer (b. 1899) December 28 - Allan Dwan, Canadian-born film director (b. 1885) December 29 - Miroslav Krleža, Croatian writer (b. 1893) December 30 - Alfie Anido, Filipino actor (b. 1959)
January 1 - The Republic of Greece is admitted into the European Community. January 1 - The Republic of Palau achieves self-government though it is not independent from the United States. January 19 - Iran Hostage Crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity. January 20 - Iran releases 52 American hostages twenty minutes after Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as U.S. President. January 25 - Jiang Qing, the widow of Mao Zedong, is sentenced to death. January 28 - Ronald Reagan lifts remaining domestic petroleum price and allocation controls in the United States helping to end the 1979 energy crisis and begin the 1980s oil glut. February 10 - A fire at the Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino kills eight and injures 198. February 11 - 100,000 gallons (380 m³) of radioactive coolant leak into the containment building of TVA Sequoyah 1 nuclear plant in Tennessee, contaminating 8 workers. February 13 - A series of sewer explosions destroys more than two miles of streets in Louisville, Kentucky. February 14 - Stardust Disaster: A fire in a Dublin nightclub kills 48 people February 23 - 23-F, Antonio Tejero attempts a coup d'état by capturing the Spanish Congress of Deputies. February 24 - Buckingham Palace announces the engagement of The Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer. February 24 - An earthquake registering 6.7 on the Richter scale hits Athens, killing 16 people and destroying buildings in several towns west of the city. March 6 - After 19 years presenting the CBS Evening News, Walter Cronkite signs off for the last time. March 30 - President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C., hotel by John Hinckley, Jr. April 1 - Daylight saving time is introduced in the USSR. April 11 - A massive riot in Brixton, South London, results in almost 300 police injuries and 65 serious civilian injuries. April 11 - President Ronald Reagan returns to the White House from the hospital, 12 days after he was wounded in an assassination attempt. April 12 - The first launch of a Space Shuttle: Columbia launches on the STS-1 mission. April 14 - STS-1 April 25 - More than 100 workers are exposed to radiation during repairs of a nuclear power plant in Tsuruga, Japan. April 27 - Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse. April 28 - Galician current Statute of Autonomy. May 6 - A jury of architects and sculptors unanimously selects Maya Ying Lin's design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from 1,421 other entries. May 10 - François Mitterrand takes office as the first Socialist President of France. May 12 - Francis Hughes starves to death in the Maze Prison in a republican campaign for political status to be granted to IRA prisoners. May 13 - Mehmet Ali Ağca attempts to assassinate Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square in Rome. The Pope is rushed to the Agostino Gemelli University Polyclinic to undergo emergency surgery and survives. May 21 - Irish Republican hunger strikers Raymond McCreesh and Patsy O’Hara both die on hunger strike in Maze prison. May 25 - In Riyadh, the Gulf Cooperation Council is created between Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. May 26 - The Italian Prime Minister Arnaldo Forlani and his coalition cabinet resign following a scandal over membership of the pseudo-masonic lodge P2 (Propaganda Due). June 5 - The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that five people in Los Angeles, California have a rare form of pneumonia seen only in patients with weakened immune systems, in what turns out to be the first recognized cases of AIDS. June 6 - A passenger train travelling between Mansi and Saharsa, India, jumps the tracks at a bridge crossing the Bagmati river. The government places the official death toll at 268 plus another 300 missing; however, it is generally believed that the actual figure is closer to 1,000 killed. June 7 - The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq's Osiraq nuclear reactor during Operation Opera. The facility could have been used to make nuclear weapons. June 11 - Richter Scale 6.9 magnitude Golbaf earthquake at Iran, killing at least 2,000. June 13 - At the Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, a teenager, Marcus Sarjeant, fires six blank shots at Queen Elizabeth II. June 18 - The AIDS epidemic is formally recognized by medical professionals in San Francisco, California. June 24 - The Humber Bridge is opened to traffic, connecting Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It would be the world's longest single-span suspension bridge for 17 years. June 25 - Microsoft is restructured to become an incorporated business in its home state of Washington. July 9 - Senegalese political parties Party of Independence and Work and Democratic League July 16 - Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad becomes Malaysia's 4th Prime Minister until he retired on October 31, 2003, making him Asia's longest-serving political leaders (22 years as Prime Minister of Malaysia). July 17 - A walkway at the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City, Missouri collapses killing 114 people and injuring more than 200 caused by structural failure. July 27 - British television: On Coronation Street, Ken Barlow marries Deirdre Langton, which proves to be a national event, with massive viewer numbers earned for the show. July 29 - Marriage of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer. July 31 - General Omar Torrijos of Panama dies in a plane crash. July 31 - 42-day strike of Major League Baseball ends in the United States. August 1 - MTV begins broadcasting in the United States and airs its first video, "Video Killed The Radio Star" by the Buggles. August 3 - Senegalese opposition parties, under the leadership of Mamadou Dia, launch the Antiimperialist Action Front-Suxxali Reew Mi. August 5 - Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 striking air-traffic controllers who ignored his order for them to return to work. August 7 - The Washington Star ceases all operations after 128 years of publication. August 10 - The head of John Walsh's son Adam is found in Hollywood, Florida. This event will later prompt the U.S. Congress to pass the Missing Children's Act to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation greater authority to track the disappearance of children, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It also makes Walsh a national spokesman against crime and eventually leads to the establishment of the FOX Network television series America's Most Wanted. August 12 - The IBM Personal Computer is released. August 19 - Gulf of Sidra Incident: United States fighters intercept and shoot down two Libyan Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets over the Gulf of Sidra. August 24 - Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for murdering John Lennon. August 25 - Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn August 28 - The National Centers for Disease Control announce a high incidence of Pneumocystis and Kaposi's sarcoma in gay men. Soon, these will be recognized as symptoms of an immune disorder, which will be called AIDS. September 1 - A coup d'état in the Central African Republic overthrows President David Dacko. September 11 - A small plane crashes into the Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino, California damaging it beyond repair. September 15 - The United States Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approves Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice on the United States Supreme Court. September 15 - The John Bull becomes the oldest operable steam locomotive in the world when the Smithsonian Institution operates it under its own power outside Washington, DC. September 15 - Vanuatu becomes a member of the United Nations. September 18 - Assemblée Nationale votes to abolish capital punishment in France. September 21 - Belize is granted full independence from the United Kingdom. September 21 - Sandra Day O'Connor is unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate as the first female supreme court justice. September 25 - Sandra Day O'Connor becomes the 102nd Justice sworn in as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and the first woman to hold the office. September 26 - Baseball: Nolan Ryan sets a Major League record by throwing his fifth no-hitter. October 3 - The Hunger Strike by Provisional Irish Republican Army and Irish National Liberation Army prisoners at the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland ends after seven months and ten deaths. October 3 - The Communist Party of Namibia is founded at a conference in Angola. October 5 - Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honorary U.S. citizen. October 6 - President of Egypt, Anwar al-Sadat is assassinated. October 9 - Abolition of capital punishment in France. October 14 - Citing official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International charges the U.S. government with holding Richard Marshall of the American Indian Movement as a political prisoner. October 14 - Vice President Hosni Mubarak is elected President of Egypt one week after Anwar Sadat was assassinated. October 15 - Professional cheerleader Krazy George Henderson leads what is thought to be the first audience wave in Oakland, California. October 22 - The United States Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its strike the previous August. October 22 - The founding congress of the Nepal Workers and Peasants Organisation faction led by Hareram Sharma and D.P. Singh begins. October 22 - The TGV railway service Paris-Lyon is inaugurated. October 27 - The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden. November 1 - Antigua and Barbuda gain independence from the United Kingdom. November 12 - The Space Shuttle Columbia becomes the first spacecraft to be launched twice. November 23 - Iran-Contra Affair: Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), giving the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua. November 30 - Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings ended inconclusively on December 17). December 1 - A Yugoslavian Inex Adria Aviopromet DC-9 crashes in Corsica killing all 180 people on-board. December 1 - The AIDS virus is officially recognized. December 4 - South Africa grants independence to the Ciskei "homeland" (not recognized by any government outside South Africa). December 10 - The United Nations General Assembly approves Pakistan's proposal for establishing nuclear free-zone in South Asia. December 10 - During the Ministerial Session of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, Spain signes the Protocol of Accession to NATO. December 11 - El Mozote massacre: Salvadoran armed forces kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the country's civil war. December 13 - General Wojciech Jaruzelski declares martial law in Poland to prevent dismantling of the communist system by Solidarity. December 14 - Arab-Israeli conflict: Israel's Knesset passes The Golan Heights Law, extending Israeli law to the area of the Golan Heights. December 17 - Brigadier General James L. Dozier is abducted by the Red Brigade in Verona, Italy. December 17 - The Senegambia Confederation is founded. December 19 - Sixteen lives are lost when the Penlee lifeboat goes to the aid of the stricken coaster Union Star in heavy seas. December 28 - The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia. December 31 - Coup d'état in Ghana removes President Hilla Limann's PNP government and replaces it with the Provisional National Defence Council led by Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings.