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1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1994th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 994th year of the 2nd millennium, the 94th year of the 20th century, and the 5th year of the 1990s decade.
- January 1 - The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is established.
- January 6 - American figure skater Nancy Kerrigan is attacked and injured by an assailant hired by her rival, Tonya Harding's ex-husband during the U.S. Figure Skating Championships that they were both taking part in.
- 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 Féin.
- 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 17 – The 6.7 Mw Northridge earthquake strikes the Greater Los Angeles Area with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), leaving 57 people dead and more than 8,700 injured.
- January 19 – Record cold temperatures hit the eastern United States. The coldest temperature ever measured in Indiana state history, −36 °F (−38 °C), is recorded in New Whiteland, Indiana.
- January 25 – U.S. President Bill Clinton delivers his first State of the Union address, calling for health care reform, a ban on assault weapons, and welfare reform.
- January 26 – Student David Kang fires two blank shots from a starting pistol at Prince Charles in Sydney, Australia.[importance?]
- February 3 – In the aftermath of the Chadian–Libyan conflict, the International Court of Justice rules that the Aouzou Strip belongs to the Republic of Chad.
- February 5 – Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
- February 6 – Markale massacres: a Bosnian Serb Army mortar shell kills 68 civilians and wounds about 200 in a Sarajevo marketplace.
- February 9 – The Vance–Owen peace plan for Bosnia and Herzegovina is announced.
- February 12
- February 21 – Revealing of the first photo of Pluto and its moon Charon taken from the Hubble Space Telescope.
- February 24 – In Gloucester, local police begin excavations at 25 Cromwell Street, the home of Fred West, a suspect in multiple murders. On February 28, he and his wife are arrested.
- February 25 – Israeli Kahanist Baruch Goldstein opens fire inside the Cave of the Patriarchs in the West Bank; he kills 29 Muslims before worshippers beat him to death.
- February 28
- March – The People's Republic of China gets its first connection to the Internet.
- March 1 - Walvis Bay is handed over to Namibia by South Africa.
- March 6 – A referendum in Moldova results in the electorate voting against possible reunification with Romania.
- March 12
- March 14
- March 15 – U.S. troops are withdrawn from Somalia.
- 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 Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Steven Spielberg's Holocaust drama, Schindler's List, wins seven Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director (Spielberg).
- March 23
- March 27
- March 28 – Shell House massacre: Inkatha Freedom Party and ANC supporters battle in central Johannesburg, South Africa.
- March 31 – The journal Nature reports the finding in Ethiopia of the first complete Australopithecus afarensis skull.
- April 2 – The National Convention of New Sudan of the SPLA/M opens in Chukudum.
- April 5 - Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of Nirvana, commits suicide at age 27 at his home in Seattle. His body was found three days later.
- April 6 – Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundi President Cyprien Ntaryamira die when a missile shoots down their jet near Kigali, Rwanda. This is taken as a pretext to begin the Rwandan genocide.
- April 7 – The Rwandan genocide begins in Kigali, Rwanda.
- April 16 – Voters in Finland decide to join the European Union in a referendum.
- April 20 – South Africa adopts a new national flag, replacing the "Oranje, Blanje, Blou" flag adopted in 1928 that was used during apartheid.
- April 21 – The Red 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 26
- April 27 – South Africa holds its first fully multiracial elections, marking the final end of the last vestiges of apartheid. Nelson Mandela wins the elections and is sworn in as the first democratically elected president the following month.
- May 1 – Three-time Formula One world champion Ayrton Senna is killed in an accident during the San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy.
- May 5 – The Bishkek Protocol between Armenia and Azerbaijan is signed in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; effectively freezing the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
- May 6 – The Channel Tunnel, which took 15,000 workers more than seven years to complete, opens between England and France, enabling passengers to travel between the two countries in 35 minutes.
- May 10 – Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first black president.
- May 17 – Malawi holds its first multiparty elections.
- May 18 – The Flavr Savr, a genetically modified tomato, would be deem safe for consumption by the FDA, becoming the first commercially grown genetically engineered food to be granted a license for human consumption.
- May 20 – After a funeral in Cluny Parish Church, Edinburgh attended by 900 people and after which 3,000 people lined the streets, John Smith is buried in a private family funeral on the island of Iona, at the sacred burial ground of Reilig Odhráin, which contains the graves of several Scottish kings as well as monarchs of Ireland, Norway and France.
- May 22 – Pope John Paul II issues the Apostolic Letter Ordinatio sacerdotalis from the Vatican, expounding the Catholic Church's position requiring "the reservation of priestly ordination to men alone".
- June 1 – The Republic of South Africa rejoins the Commonwealth after the first democratic election. South Africa left the then British Commonwealth in 1961.
- June 6–8 – Ceasefire negotiations for the Yugoslav War begin in Geneva; they agree to a one-month cessation of hostilities (which does not last more than a few days).
- June 12 – Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman are murdered outside the Simpson home in Los Angeles. O. J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings, but is held liable in a civil suit.
- June 15 – Israel and the Vatican establish full diplomatic relations.
- June 17
- June 23 — NASA's Space Station Processing Facility, a new state-of-the-art manufacturing building for the International Space Station, officially opens at Kennedy Space Center.
- June 25 – Cold War: the last Russian troops leave Germany.
- June 26 – Microsoft announces it will no longer sell or support the MS-DOS operating system separately from Microsoft Windows. This had been its mainstay since 1980.[importance?]
- June 28 – Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult execute the first sarin gas attack at Matsumoto, Japan, killing eight and injuring 200.
- 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 climb.
- June 30
- July 2 – Colombian footballer Andrés Escobar, 27, is shot dead in Medellín. His murder is commonly attributed as retaliation for the own goal Escobar scored in the 1994 FIFA World Cup against the United States soccer team.
- July 4 – Rwandan Patriotic Front troops capture Kigali, a major breakthrough in the Rwandan Civil War.
- July 5 – Jeff Bezos founds Amazon.
- July 7 – 1994 civil war in Yemen: Aden is occupied by troops from North Yemen.
- July 8 – North Korean President Kim Il-sung dies, but officially continues to hold office.
- July 12 – The Allied occupation of Berlin ends with a casing of the colors ceremony attended by U.S. President Bill Clinton.
- July 16–22 – Fragments of Comet Shoemaker–Levy 9 impact the planet Jupiter.
- July 17 – Brazil wins the 1994 FIFA World Cup, defeating Italy 3–2 in a penalty shootout in the final (full-time 0–0).
- July 18
- July 25 – Israel and Jordan sign the Washington Declaration as a preliminary to signature on October 25 of the Israel–Jordan peace treaty, which formally ends the state of war that has existed between the nations since 1948.
- 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 1959.
- August 12
- August 16 – The release of the IBM Simon smartphone, being the first ever commercially available smartphone.
- August 31
- September 3 – Cold War: Russia and the People's Republic of China agree to de-target their nuclear weapons against each other.
- September 5 – New South Wales State MP for Cabramatta John Newman is shot outside his home, in Australia's first political assassination since 1977.
- September 8 – USAir Flight 427, a Boeing 737 with 132 people on board, crashes on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport killing all on board.
- September 13 – President Bill Clinton signs the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which bans the manufacture of new firearms with certain features for a period of 10 years.
- September 14 – The 1994 World Series is officially cancelled due to the ongoing work stoppage. It is the first time a World Series will not be played since 1904.
- September 16
- Danish tour guide Louise Jensen is abducted, raped and murdered by three British soldiers in Cyprus.
- Britain lifts the broadcasting ban imposed on Sinn Féin and paramilitary groups from Northern Ireland.
- September 17 – Heather Whitestone is crowned the first deaf Miss America; she is crowned Miss America 1995.
- September 19
- September 28
- September–October – Iraq disarmament crisis: Iraq threatens to stop cooperating with UNSCOM inspectors and begins to once again deploy troops near its border with Kuwait. In response, the U.S. begins to deploy troops to Kuwait.
- October 1
- 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-Heights, Quebec.
- 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
- November 5
- A letter by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan, announcing that he has Alzheimer's disease, is released.
- George Foreman wins the WBA and IBF World Heavyweight Championships by KO'ing Michael Moorer becoming the oldest heavyweight champion in history.
- Influential Afrikaner theologian and critic of apartheid Johan Heyns is assassinated; the killers are never apprehended or identified.
- November 6
- 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.
- Hurricane Gordon hits Central America, Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas, Haiti and the Southeastern United States, causing $594 million in damages and 1,152 fatalities.
- November 11
- Duy Tan University, Vietnam's University, was established.
- November 13
- 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 Protocol.
- November 28 – Voters in Norway decide not to join the European Union in a referendum.
- 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 3
- Sony releases the PlayStation video game system in Japan; it would sell over 100 million units worldwide by the time it was discontinued in 2006.
- Taiwan held the first full local elections; James Soong elected as the first and only direct elected Governor of Taiwan, Chen Shui-bian became the first direct elected Mayor of Taipei, Wu Den-yih became the first directed Mayor of Kaohsiung.
- December 11 – Russian president Boris Yeltsin orders troops into Chechnya.
- December 13
- The trial of former President Mengistu begins in Ethiopia.
- 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 Rosemary West, 41, is charged with 10 murders.
- December 14 – Construction commences on the Three Gorges Dam, at Sandouping, China.
- December 15 – The initial release of Netscape Navigator, a web browser that would control the majority of the usage share for web browsers for the rest of the 1990s.
- 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 Administration.
- Civil unions between same-sex couples are legalized in Sweden.
- December 31 is skipped by the Phoenix Islands to switch from the UTC−11 time zone to UTC+13, and by the Line 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.
- Pyroclastic flows ��� clouds of scalding gas, pumice, and ash – rapidly descend an erupting Mount Merapi volcano in central Java, causing sixty deaths.
- Online service America Online offers gateway to World Wide Web for the first time. This marked the beginning of easy accessibility of the Web to the average person in the U.S.
- The population of Nigeria exceeds 100 million, making it the first African state to have a population above 100 million.
|January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December|
- January 3 – Isaquias Queiroz, Brazilian sprint canoeist
- January 5 – Zemgus Girgensons, Latvian ice hockey player
- January 6 – Catriona Gray, Filipino-Australian model and singer
- January 10 – Faith Kipyegon, Kenyan middle-distance runner
- January 12 – Emre Can, German footballer
- January 14
- January 17 – Lucy Boynton, American-British actress
- January 18
- January 19 – Matthias Ginter, German footballer
- January 21 – Booboo Stewart, American actor
- January 24 – Juanpi, Venezuelan footballer
- January 28 – Maluma, Colombian singer
- February 1
- February 5 – Saki Nakajima, Japanese singer
- February 6 – Charlie Heaton, English actor
- February 8
- February 10 – Seulgi, South Korean singer
- February 12 – Arman Hall, American sprinter
- February 13 – Memphis Depay, Dutch footballer
- February 14 — Becky Hill, British singer
- February 16
- February 18 – J-Hope, South Korean rapper and songwriter
- February 21
- February 23 – Dakota Fanning, American actress and fashion model
- February 24 – Earl Sweatshirt, American rapper
- February 25 – Eugenie Bouchard, Canadian tennis player
- February 27 – Hou Yifan, Chinese chess player
- February 28 – Arkadiusz Milik, Polish footballer
- March 1 – Justin Bieber, Canadian singer
- March 2 – Nikkie de Jager, Dutch makeup artist and beauty vlogger
- March 5 – Daria Gavrilova, Russian-Australian tennis player
- March 7
- March 10 – Bad Bunny, Puerto Rican singer
- March 11 − Andrew Robertson, Scottish footballer
- March 12 – Christina Grimmie, American singer (d. 2016)
- March 14 – Ansel Elgort, American actor, singer, and DJ
- March 16 – Joel Embiid, Cameroonian basketball player
- March 26 – Mayu Watanabe, Japanese singer
- March 28 – Jackson Wang, Hong Kong rapper
- March 29 – Sulli, South Korean singer, songwriter, actress and model (d. 2019)
- March 30 – Jetro Willems, Dutch footballer
- April 4 – Risako Sugaya, Japanese singer
- April 6 – Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Filipina-Australian actress
- April 11
- April 12
- April 13 – Kahraba, Egyptian footballer
- April 14 – Skyler Samuels, American actress
- April 15 – Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Bahamian track and field sprinter
- April 16 – Liliana Mumy, American television, film and voice actress
- April 18
- April 19 – Freya Ridings, English singer
- April 25
- May 4 – Alexander Gould, American actor
- May 6 – Mateo Kovačić, Croatian footballer
- May 14 – Marquinhos, Brazilian footballer
- May 17 – Julie Anne San Jose, Filipina singer-songwriter
- May 20 – Piotr Zieliński, Polish footballer
- May 21 – Tom Daley, British diver
- May 24
- May 25 – Aly Raisman, American gymnast and model
- May 27
- May 28
- June 8 – Song Yoo-jung, South Korean actress and model (d. 2021)
- June 9 – Viktor Fischer, Danish footballer
- June 11
- June 15 – Vincent Janssen, Dutch footballer
- June 24 – Erin Moriarty, American actress
- June 28 – Hussein, Crown Prince of Jordan, heir apparent of Jordan
- June 29
- July 2 – Baba Rahman, Ghanaian footballer
- July 4 – Era Istrefi, Kosovar Albanian singer and songwriter
- July 5 – Shohei Ohtani, Japanese baseball player
- July 9 – Akiane Kramarik, American poet
- July 17
- July 24 – Boyan Slat, Dutch Ceo of The Ocean Cleanup
- July 25 – Jordan Lukaku, Belgian footballer
- July 27 – Winnie Harlow, Canadian model
- July 29 – Daniele Rugani, Italian footballer
- July 31 – Lil Uzi Vert, American rapper
- August 2 – Cr1TiKaL, American YouTuber and Twitch streamer
- August 3 – Corentin Tolisso, French footballer
- August 4 – Mayuko Fukuda, Japanese actress
- August 8 − Lauv, American singer-songwriter
- August 9 - Kelli Hubly, American soccer player
- August 10 – Bernardo Silva, Portuguese footballer
- August 13 –
- August 15 – Kosuke Hagino, Japanese swimmer
- August 17
- August 18 – Madelaine Petsch, American actress
- August 19 – Nafissatou Thiam, Belgian athlete
- August 28 – Ons Jabeur, Tunisian tennis player
- August 30 – Kwon So-hyun, South Korean actress and singer
- August 31 — Can Aktav, Turkish football player
- September 1 – Bianca Ryan, American singer-songwriter
- September 5 – Gregorio Paltrinieri, Italian swimmer
- September 8 – Bruno Fernandes, Portuguese footballer
- September 10 – Mehdi Torabi, Iranian footballer
- September 11 – Jordi El Niño Polla, Spanish adult film actor
- September 12
- September 22 – Carlos Correa, Puerto Rican-American baseball player
- September 23 – Yerry Mina, Colombian footballer
- September 29 – Halsey, American singer
- September 30
- October 1 – Trézéguet, Egyptian footballer
- October 2 – Shekhinah, South African singer-songwriter
- October 3
- October 8 – Luca Hänni, Swiss singer-songwriter
- October 9 – Jodelle Ferland, Canadian actress
- October 10
- October 12
- October 14 – Jared Goff, American football player
- October 15 – Sebastián Yatra, Colombian singer
- October 24
- October 25 – Manzoor Pashteen, Pakistani human rights activist
- October 30 – Miyū Tsuzurahara, Japanese actress
- November 3 − Ella Mai, British singer
- November 8 – Lauren Alaina, American singer, songwriter
- November 9 - MNEK, British singer
- November 10
- November 15 – Emma Dumont, American actress, model, and dancer
- November 21 – Saúl Ñíguez, Spanish footballer
- November 22 – Dacre Montgomery, Australian actor
- November 24 – Nabil Bentaleb, Algerian footballer
- November 29 – Julius Randle, American basketball player
- December 3
- December 6 – Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greek basketball player
- December 7 – Yuzuru Hanyu, Japanese figure skater
- December 8
- December 10 – Matti Klinga, Finnish footballer
- December 17 – Nat Wolff, American actor
- December 19
- December 21 – Daniel Amartey, Ghanaian footballer
- December 28 – Adam Peaty, English swimmer
- December 31 – Max Bowden, English actor
|January · February · March · April · May · June · July · August · September · October · November · December|
- January 1
- January 3 – Frank Belknap Long, American writer (b. 1901)
- January 4 – R. D. Burman, Indian music composer (b. 1939)
- January 5 – Tip O'Neill, American politician (b. 1912)
- January 7 – Phoumi Vongvichit, President of Laos (b. 1909)
- January 8 – Pat Buttram, American actor (b. 1915)
- January 13 – Johan Jørgen Holst, Norwegian politician and diplomat (b. 1937)
- January 14
- January 15
- January 17
- January 20
- January 22
- January 23 – Nikolai Ogarkov, Soviet marshal (b. 1917)
- January 25 – Stephen Cole Kleene, American mathematician (b. 1909)
- January 27 – Claude Akins, American actor (b. 1926)
- January 28 – Hal Smith, American actor (b. 1916)
- January 29
- January 30
- February 1 – Olan Soule, American actor (b. 1909)
- February 2 – Marija Gimbutas, Lithuanian-American archeologist (b. 1921)
- February 6
- February 7 – Witold Lutosławski, Polish composer (b. 1913)
- February 9 – Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist (b. 1934)
- February 11
- February 12 – Donald Judd, American artist (b. 1928)
- February 14
- February 15 – György Cziffra, Hungarian-born French pianist (b. 1921)
- February 19 – Derek Jarman, English film director (b. 1942)
- February 24 – Dinah Shore, American actress and singer (b. 1916)
- February 25
- February 26 – Bill Hicks, American comedian (b. 1961)
- March 2 – Anita Morris, American actress and singer (b. 1943)
- March 3 – Karel Kryl, Czech folk singer (b. 1944)
- March 4 – John Candy, Canadian comedian and actor (b. 1950)
- March 5 – Abdullah al-Sallal, 1st President of the Yemen Arab Republic (b. 1917)
- March 6 – Melina Mercouri, Greek actress and politician (b. 1920)
- March 9
- March 10 – D. J. M. Mackenzie, New Zealand-born British medical officer (b. 1905)
- March 13 – Danny Barker, American musician (b. 1909)
- March 17
- March 20 – Trijntje Hemminga, Dutch speed skater (b. 1914)
- March 21
- March 22
- March 23
- March 25 – Max Petitpierre, Swiss politician (b. 1899)
- March 26 – Whina Cooper, New Zealand schoolteacher, historian, and activist (b. 1895)
- March 28
- March 29 – Bill Travers, English actor (b. 1922)
- April 1
- April 3 – Jérôme Lejeune, French pediatrician and geneticist (b. 1926)
- April 5 – Kurt Cobain, American singer and songwriter (b. 1967)
- April 6
- April 7
- April 9 – Marcel Ichac, French alpinist, explorer, photographer and film director (b. 1906)
- April 13 – Nikolai Kryuchkov, Russian actor (b. 1911)
- April 15 – John Curry, British figure skater (b. 1949)
- April 16 – Ralph Ellison, American writer (b. 1914)
- April 17 – Roger Wolcott Sperry, American neurobiologist (b. 1913)
- April 18 – Ken Oosterbroek, South African photojournalist (b. 1962)
- 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. 1954)
- April 29
- April 30
- May 1 – Ayrton Senna, Brazilian Formula One driver (b. 1960)
- May 7 – Clement Greenberg, American art critic (b. 1909)
- May 8 – George Peppard, American actor (b. 1928)
- May 10 – John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer (b. 1942)
- May 12
- May 13 – Duncan Hamilton, English racing driver (b. 1920)
- May 15
- May 16 – Alain Cuny, French actor (b. 1908)
- May 19
- May 21
- May 28 – Julius Boros, American golfer (b. 1920)
- May 29 – Erich Honecker, East German politician (b. 1912)
- May 30
- June 4
- June 6 – Barry Sullivan, American actor (b. 1912)
- June 7 – Dennis Potter, English dramatist (b. 1935)
- June 9 – Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist (b. 1903)
- June 10
- June 12
- June 13 – K. T. Stevens, American actress (b. 1919)
- June 14 – Henry Mancini, American composer and arranger (b. 1924)
- June 15 – Manos Hatzidakis, Greek composer (b. 1925)
- June 16 – Kristen Pfaff, American bassist (b. 1967)
- June 20 – Jay Miner, American computer pioneer (b. 1932)
- June 21 – William Wilson Morgan, American astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1906)
- June 26 – A. den Doolaard, Dutch writer and journalist (b. 1901)
- July 2
- July 3 – Lew Hoad, Australian tennis player (b. 1934)
- July 7
- July 8
- July 11 – Gary Kildall, American computer inventor (b. 1942)
- July 16 – Julian Schwinger, American physicist (b. 1918)
- July 17 – Jean Borotra, French tennis player (b. 1898)
- July 20 – Paul Delvaux, Belgian painter (b. 1897)
- July 21 – Pere Calders, Spanish writer and cartoonist (b. 1912)
- July 27 – Kevin Carter, South African photojournalist (b. 1960)
- July 29 – Dorothy Hodgkin, British chemist (b. 1910)
- August 3 – Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Russian actor (b. 1925)
- August 4 – Giovanni Spadolini, Italian Prime Minister (b. 1925)
- August 6 – Domenico Modugno, Italian singer-songwriter and actor turned politician (b. 1928)
- August 11 – Peter Cushing, English actor (b. 1913)
- August 13 – Manfred Wörner, German politician and diplomat (b. 1934)
- August 14 – Elias Canetti, Bulgarian-born writer (b. 1905)
- August 16 – John Doucette, American actor (b. 1921)
- August 17 – Jack Sharkey, American boxer (b. 1902)
- August 18 – Richard Laurence Millington Synge, English chemist (b. 1914)
- August 19
- August 20 – Aleksandar Petrović, French film director (b. 1929)
- August 21 – Anita Lizana, Chilean tennis champion (b. 1915)
- August 23 – Zoltán Fábri, Hungarian film director (b. 1917)
- August 27 – Roberto Goyeneche, Argentine tango singer (b. 1926)
- August 30 – Lindsay Anderson, British film director (b. 1923)
- September 3 – Billy Wright, English footballer (b. 1924)
- September 5 – Shimshon Amitsur, Israeli mathematician (b. 1921)
- September 6
- September 7
- September 8 – János Szentágothai, Hungarian anatomist (b. 1912)
- September 9 – Patrick O'Neal, American actor (b. 1927)
- September 11 – Jessica Tandy, English-born American actress (b. 1909)
- September 12
- September 15 – Mark Stevens, American actor (b. 1916)
- September 17
- September 18 – Franco Moschino, Italian fashion designer (b. 1950)
- September 19 – Joseph Iléo, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (b. 1921)
- September 20 – Jule Styne, English-born American songwriter (b. 1905)
- September 22 - Dr. Mattie Moss Clark, International Music Director of The Church of God in Christ, mother of The Clark Sisters (b. 1925)
- September 23 – Robert Bloch, American writer (b. 1917)
- September 26 – Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia (b. 1907)
- September 27 – Carlos Lleras Restrepo, President of Colombia (b. 1908)
- September 30
- October 2 – Harriet Nelson, American actress (b. 1909)
- October 3 – Dub Taylor, American actor (b. 1907)
- October 7
- October 9 – Raich Carter, English sportsman (b. 1913)
- October 15 – Sarah Kofman, French philosopher (b. 1934)
- October 19
- October 20
- October 23 – Robert Lansing, American actor (b. 1928)
- October 24 – Raúl Juliá, Puerto Rican-American actor and singer (b. 1940)
- October 25 – Mildred Natwick, American actress (b. 1905)
- October 29 – Shlomo Goren, Israeli rabbi (b. 1918)
- November 1 – Noah Beery Jr., American actor (b. 1913)
- November 2 – Grisha Filipov, 38th Prime Minister of Bulgaria (b. 1919)
- November 4 – Sam Francis, American painter (b. 1923)
- November 10 – Carmen McRae, American jazz singer (b. 1922)
- November 11 – Dame Elizabeth Maconchy, British composer (b. 1907)
- November 12
- November 13
- November 14 – Tom Villard, American actor (b. 1953)
- November 18 – Cab Calloway, American jazz singer and bandleader (b. 1907)
- November 19 – Julian Symons, British crime writer and poet (b. 1912)
- November 21 – Willem Jacob Luyten, Dutch-American astronomer (b. 1899)
- November 23 – Alberto Natusch, Bolivian general, 55th President of Bolivia (b. 1933)
- November 28
- November 30
- December 4 – Julio Ramón Ribeyro, Peruvian writer (b. 1929)
- December 6 – Gian Maria Volonté, Italian actor (b. 1933)
- December 8
- December 9 – Max Bill, Swiss architect and artist (b. 1908)
- December 10 – Alex Wilson, Canadian athlete (b. 1905)
- December 11
- December 12 – Stuart Roosa, American astronaut (b. 1933)
- December 13 – Antoine Pinay, French politician, former Prime Minister (b. 1891)
- December 18 – Lilia Skala, Austrian-born American actress (b. 1896)
- December 20 – Dean Rusk, American diplomat, 54th Secretary of State (b. 1909)
- December 23 – Sebastian Shaw, English actor (b. 1905)
- December 24
- December 25 – Zail Singh, 7th President of India (b. 1916)
- December 26
- December 31 – Woody Strode, American athlete and actor (b. 1914)
- Physics – Bertram N. Brockhouse, Clifford Glenwood Shull
- Chemistry – George Andrew Olah
- Medicine – Alfred G. Gilman, Martin Rodbell
- Literature – Kenzaburō Ōe
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