See also People that died at the age of 44
- 04-February-2005 : Yulia Tymoshenko becomes the 13th primeprimeminister of Ukraine.
- 05-September-2002 : A car bomb kills at least 30 people in Afghanistan, and an apparent assassination attempt on Afghan President Hamid Karzai fails the same day.
- 16-January-2002 : The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms embargo and freezes the assets of Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaeda, and the Taliban.
- 02-February-1999 : Hugo Chavez becomes President of Venezuela.
- 16-December-1993 : Brazil's Supreme Court rules that former President Fernando Collor de Mello may not hold elected office again until 2000 due to political corruption.
- 30-March-1992 : The 64th Academy Awards, hosted by Billy Crystal, are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, with ''The Silence of the Lambs'' winning Best Picture.
- 20-July-1989 : Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is placed under house arrest.
- 03-January-1987 : Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- 31-March-1981 : The 53rd Academy Awards, hosted by Johnny Carson, are held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. Robert Redford's directorial debut in ''Ordinary People'' wins Best Picture and Best Director.
- 19-September-1980 : The Robert RedfordRedforddirected film ''Ordinary People'', based on the novel by Judith Guest, premieres. Redford's directorial debut later wins him his first Oscar, and wins three other Academy Awards, and five Golden Globe awards.