Today in United States of America History (Part 11)

Historical Events

Events 1001 - 1,100 of 1,276

  • 1988-03-15 Eugene Marino of Atlanta, appointed 1st African American archbishop
  • 1988-05-14 Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver going the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988-05-15 2nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams & Tracey Ullman

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • 1988-06-12 Andy Hampton is 1st American to win Round of Italy
  • 1988-06-25 Kristen Logan, 17, of Mississippi, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1988-08-04 Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II
  • 1988-09-09 US Stars & Stripes H3 defeats NZ's KZ-1 at the 27th America's Cup: NZ appeal in court but eventually lose
  • 1988-09-10 Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson (Minn), 22, crowned 62nd Miss America 1989
  • 1988-10-19 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel
  • 1988-12-06 Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden

Music awardsMusic Awards

1989-01-30 16th American Music Awards: Randy Travis & George Michael wins

Rock Vocalist George Michael
Rock Vocalist
George Michael
  • 1989-01-30 The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes.
  • 1989-03-01 The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1989-03-28 New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars & Stripes, in a NY court
  • 1989-04-07 NY Supreme Court takes America's Cup away from SD Yacht Club for using a catamaran against NZ. Appeals court eventually overrules
  • 1989-05-23 3rd American Comedy Award: Paula Poundstone
  • 1989-07-22 Kristin Huxhold, 18, of Missouri, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1989-07-23 FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted)
  • 1989-07-24 Paula Gwynn, 22, crowned 21st Miss Black America
  • 1989-09-16 Debbye Turner (Mont), 23, crowned 63rd Miss America 1990
  • 1989-09-17 NYC court of appeals overturns lower court decision & returns America's Cup back to US (from NZ)
  • 1989-09-19 Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)

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1989-12-17 The Simpsons, America's longest-running sitcom debuts

Cartoonist Matt Groening
Cartoonist
Matt Groening
  • 1989-12-19 American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route

Music awardsMusic Awards

1990-01-22 17th American Music Awards: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • 1990-03-01 Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
  • 1990-03-10 4th American Comedy Award: When Harry Met Sally
  • 1990-03-27 The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
  • 1990-04-26 NY court of appeals ends 2½ year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case
  • 1990-05-02 "Some Americans Abroad" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 62 performances
  • 1990-05-24 A car carrying American Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney explodes in Oakland, California, critically injuring both.
  • 1990-06-17 "Some Americans Abroad" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 62 performances
  • 1990-07-14 Sara Martin, of Illinois, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1990-07-23 Rosie Jones (St Louis), 26, crowned 22nd Miss Black America

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1990-07-26 President Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act

US President George H. W. Bush
US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1990-08-16 Iraq orders 4000 Britons & 2500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq
  • 1990-08-27 52 Americans arrive in Turkey from Iraq

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1990-08-29 Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1990-09-07 Marjorie Judith Vincent (Ill), 25, crowned 64th Miss America 1991
  • 1990-09-26 Motion Picture Association of America creates new NC-17 rating

Music awardsMusic Awards

1991-01-28 18th American Music Awards: M C Hammer & Janet Jackson

  • 1991-02-05 All American Bowl ends after 14 years
  • 1991-03-04 Bank of Credit & Commerce Intl divests itself of 1st American Bank
  • 1991-03-08 Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists & 2 American soldiers it captured
  • 1991-03-09 5th American Comedy Award: Dennis Wolfberg
  • 1991-04-22 Shalom America (Jewish cable network) is launched in Brooklyn & Queens
  • 1991-06-08 Warren Schutte, is 1st non American to win NCAA Div 1 golf title
  • 1991-06-26 Amy Elizabeth Goodman, of California, crowned America's Junior Miss

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1991-07-18 Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1991-07-19 Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)
  • 1991-07-20 Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant
  • 1991-07-21 Sharmell Sullivan (Gary Indiana), 20, crowned 23rd Miss Black America
  • 1991-07-28 Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley
  • 1991-08-06 Debbie Doom (US) pitches 2nd consecutive perfect game in women's softball at the Pan American Games, beats Nicaragua, 8-0
  • 1991-09-13 Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts
  • 1991-09-14 Carolyn Suzanne Sapp (Hawaii), 24, crowned 65th Miss America 1992
  • 1991-11-14 American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.
  • 1991-12-02 Muslim Shi'ites release American hostage Joseph Cicippio held in Lebanon
  • 1991-12-04 Pan American World Airways ceased operations
  • 1992-01-26 Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect
  • 1992-01-27 19th American Music Awards: C & C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win
  • 1992-03-28 6th American Comedy Award: Cathy Ladman, Judy Watkins, Billy Crystal
  • 1992-04-13 American Airlines reduce its 1st-class fares 20%-50%
  • 1992-05-09 America Cup finals begin in San Diego
  • 1992-06-01 America West Arena opens in Phoenix
  • 1992-07-19 Ebony P Warren, crowned 24th Miss Black America
  • 1992-09-20 Leanza Cornett (Florida), 21, crowned 66th Miss America 1993
  • 1992-11-07 1st NBA game at America West Arena, Phoenix Suns beat Clippers 111-105
  • 1993-01-05 Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the first legal hanging in America since 1965).

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993-01-25 20th American Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

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1993-02-28 7th American Comedy Award: Jerry Seinfeld

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • 1993-05-04 "Angels in America-Millennium Approaches" opens at Kerr for 367 performances
  • 1993-06-06 47th Tony Awards: Angels in America & Kiss of the Spider Woman win
  • 1993-06-26 Rebecca Jones, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1993-07-04 Pilar Fort crowned 25th Miss Black America
  • 1993-09-18 Kimberly Clarice Aiken (SC), 18, crowned 67th Miss America 1994
  • 1993-09-19 Kimberly Clarice Aiken, 18, Miss SC wins 67th Miss America
  • 1993-10-13 Captured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew.
  • 1993-11-01 Atlantic Radio (20 radio stations) becomes American Radio Systems
  • 1993-11-20 Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
  • 1993-11-23 "Angels in America-Perestroika" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 216 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1994-02-07 21st American Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • 1994-03-07 8th American Comedy Award: Carrot Top
  • 1994-03-07 The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
  • 1994-05-28 "Cafe American" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1994-06-12 48th Tony Awards: Angels in America: Perestroika & Passion win
  • 1994-07-05 The United States announces it will no longer accept unrestricted immigration from Haiti
  • 1994-07-16 Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
  • 1994-07-23 Amy Osmond of Utah, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1994-09-17 Heather Whitestone, 21, (Ala), crowned 68th Miss America 1995
  • 1994-10-29 National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC)
  • 1994-10-31 American Eagle ATR-72 crash down at Gary, Indiana: 68 killed
  • 1994-12-04 "Angels in America-Perestroika" closes at W Kerr NYC after 216 performances
  • 1994-12-04 "Angels in America-Millennium Approach" closes at Kerr after 367 performances
  • 1994-12-13 American Eagle commuter plane crashes in NC, killing 15
  • 1995-01-13 America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race
  • 1995-01-30 22nd American Music Awards: Boyz II Men & Ace of Base win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995-03-06 9th American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • 1995-03-06 American Express Travel begins charging for domestic air tickets
  • 1995-05-13 New Zealand beats US for the America's Cup

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 8,877

  • 1900-12-12 Sammy Davis, Sr., American dancer (d. 1988)
  • 1900-12-23 Otto Soglow, American comics artist (d. 1975)
  • 1901-01-13 A. B. Guthrie, American novelist, historian (d. 1991)
  • 1901-01-16 Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1901-02-01 Clark Gable, Cadiz Ohio, American actor (Gone With the Wind)

  • 1901-02-09 James Murray, American actor (d. 1936)
  • 1901-02-16 Vincent Coleman, American actor (d. 1971)

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1901-02-28 Linus Pauling, Portland, Oregon, American chemist/peace activist (Nobel 1954, 1962)

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling
  • 1901-03-16 Edward Pawley, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1901-03-18 William H. Johnson, African-American artist of the Harlem Renaissance (d. 1970)
  • 1901-03-22 Greta Kempton, American artist (d. 1991)
  • 1901-03-24 Ub Iwerks, American cartoonist (d. 1971)
  • 1901-03-27 Carl Barks, American illustrator (d. 2000)
  • 1901-04-01 Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)
  • 1901-04-09 Paul Willis, American actor (d. 1960)
  • 1901-04-12 Lowell Stockman, American representative (d. 1962)
  • 1901-04-18 Al Lewis, American lyricist (d. 1967)
  • 1901-05-01 Heinz Eric Roemheld, American film composer (d. 1985)
  • 1901-05-05 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (d. 1959)
  • 1901-05-31 Alfredo Antonini, American conductor and composer (d. 1983)
  • 1901-06-08 Lena Baker, American murderer (d. 1945)
  • 1901-07-23 Hank Worden, American actor and rodeo cowboy (d. 1992)
  • 1901-07-25 Lila Lee, American actress (d. 1973)
  • 1901-08-07 Ann Harding, American actress (d. 1981)
  • 1901-09-02 Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (d. 1977)
  • 1901-09-26 George Raft, American actor (Each Dawn I Die, Scarface, Some Like It Hot), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1901-10-24 Gilda Gray, Polish-born American actress and dancer (d. 1959)
  • 1901-11-11 F. Van Wyck Mason, American author (d. 1978)
  • 1901-11-25 Tibor Serly, Losonc Hungary, violinist/composer (American Elegy)
  • 1901-12-05 Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist (d. 1980)
  • 1901-12-09 Carol Dempster, American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1902-01-02 Barry Goldwater, American politician (d. 1998)
  • 1902-01-22 Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (d. 1970)
  • 1902-01-24 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (d. 1965)
  • 1902-02-02 Newbold Morris, American politician (d. 1966)
  • 1902-02-06 George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)
  • 1902-02-12 William Collier, American stage and film actor (d. 1987)
  • 1902-03-08 Louise Beavers, American actress (d. 1962)
  • 1902-03-09 Will Geer, Frankfort Indiana, American actor (Grandpa Walton-The Waltons)
  • 1902-03-27 Charles Lang, American cinematographer (d. 1998)
  • 1902-03-30 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)
  • 1902-04-04 Stanley G. Weinbaum, American science-fiction author (d. 1935)
  • 1902-05-06 Harry Golden, American journalist (d. 1981)
  • 1902-05-22 Al Simmons, American baseball outfielder (A's), lifetime batting avg of .334 (d. 1956), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1902-06-06 Jimmie Lunceford, American bandleader (d. 1947)
  • 1902-06-17 Sammy Fain, American popular music composer (d. 1989)
  • 1902-06-22 Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (d. 1950)
  • 1902-08-06 Dutch Schultz, American bootlegger (d. 1935)
  • 1902-08-22 Thomas Pelly, American politician (d. 1973)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1902-08-24 Carlo Gambino, Palermo Sicily, Italian-born American mafioso (Gambino family)

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Gangster
Carlo Gambino
  • 1902-09-17 Esther Ralston, Bar Harbor ME, American Venus/actress (Old Ironsides)
  • 1902-10-25 Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist (d. 1933)
  • 1902-11-23 Aaron Bank, American OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (d. 2004)
  • 1902-12-22 Joe Adonis, Italy, American crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ
  • 1902-12-23 Norman Maclean, American author (d. 1990)
  • 1903-01-10 Violet Wilkey, American actress (d. 1976)
  • 1903-01-27 Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (d. 1979)
  • 1903-02-04 Frank Howley, Hampton NY, Brigadier General (Answers for Americans)
  • 1903-02-12 Joseph F. Biroc, American cinematographer (d. 1996)
  • 1903-02-21 Fairfax M. Cone, American advertising executive (d. 1977)
  • 1903-02-22 Robert Weede, American baritone (d. 1972)
  • 1903-02-28 Vincente Minnelli, American film director (d. 1986)
  • 1903-03-04 William C. Boyd, American immunochemist (d. 1983)
  • 1903-03-04 John Scarne, American magician (d. 1985)
  • 1903-03-14 Adolph Gottlieb American painter (d. 1974)
  • 1903-03-25 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (d. 1990)
  • 1903-03-28 Charles Starrett, American actor (d. 1986)
  • 1903-03-30 Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (d. 1984)
  • 1903-04-17 Morgan Taylor, American athlete (d. 1975)
  • 1903-04-27 Frank Belknap Long, American writer (Rim of the Unknown)
  • 1903-05-14 Billie Dove, American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1903-06-03 Eddie Acuff, American actor (Guns of the Pecos, Phantom Creeps, Outer Gate), (d. 1956)
  • 1903-06-12 Emmett Hardy, American musician (d. 1925)
  • 1903-06-18 Jeanette MacDonald, Phila, American actress and singer (When I'm Calling You), (d. 1965)
  • 1903-06-21 Al Hirschfeld, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
  • 1903-06-25 Anne Revere, American actress (d. 1990)
  • 1903-07-11 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (d. 1976)
  • 1903-07-21 Roy Neuberger, American financier
  • 1903-08-25 Arpad Elo, American chess writer (d. 1992)
  • 1903-09-09 Phyllis Whitney, American writer (d. 2008)
  • 1903-09-22 Joseph Valachi, American gangster (d. 1971)
  • 1903-10-05 M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (d. 1989)
  • 1903-10-17 Nathanael West, American novelist (Day of the Locusts)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1903-10-24 Melvin Purvis, Timmonsville South Carolina, American FBI agent

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis
  • 1903-10-25 Harry Shoulberg, American painter (d. 1995)
  • 1903-11-06 June Marlowe, American actress (d. 1984)
  • 1903-11-07 Grace Stafford, American actress (d. 1992)
  • 1903-12-28 Earl Hines, American musician (d. 1983)
  • 1904-01-05 Jeane Dixon, American astrologer "A Gift of Prophecy" (d. 1997)
  • 1904-01-14 Emily Hahn, American writer (d. 1997)
  • 1904-01-18 Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (d. 2006)
  • 1904-01-26 Ancel Keys, American scientist (d. 2004)
  • 1904-03-04 Chief Tahachee, American-born Old Settler Cherokee Indian stage and film actor (d. 1978)
  • 1904-03-09 Paul Klipsch, American engineer, noted for his loudspeaker designs. (d. 2002)
  • 1904-03-14 Doris Eaton Travis, American actress, Ziegfeld girl
  • 1904-03-21 Forrest Mars Sr., American candymaker (d. 1999)
  • 1904-04-03 Russel Wright, American industrial designer (d. 1976)
  • 1904-04-09 Sharkey Bonano, American musician (d. 1972)
  • 1904-04-18 Pigmeat Markham, American comedian (d. 1981)
  • 1904-04-20 George Stibitz, American scientist (d. 1995)

Famous Weddings


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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths

Deaths 1001 - 1,100 of 3,920


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1975-02-04 Louis Jordan, American musician (b. 1908)

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan
  • 1975-02-04 Howard Hill, American archer (b. 1899)
  • 1975-02-16 Morgan Taylor, American athlete (b. 1903)
  • 1975-02-16 Norman Treigle, American bass-baritone (b. 1927)
  • 1975-03-09 Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (b. 1888)
  • 1975-03-16 Richard W. DeKorte, American politician (b. 1936)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1975-06-19 Sam Giancana, American gangster, dies of multiple gunshot wounds at 67

Gangster Sam Giancana
Gangster
Sam Giancana
  • 1975-06-29 Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter, dies at 28 of a heroin overdose
  • 1975-07-06 Ruffian, American racehorse (b. 1972)
  • 1975-07-07 Ruffian, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1972)
  • 1975-07-19 Lefty Frizzell, American country music singer and songwriter (b. 1928)
  • 1975-09-25 Bob Considine, newscaster (Tonight! America After Dark), dies at 68
  • 1975-10-21 Charles Reidpath, American athlete (b. 1887)
  • 1975-10-27 Rex Stout, American mystery writer (b. 1886)
  • 1975-10-28 Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (b. 1932)
  • 1975-11-05 Edward Lawrie Tatum, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1909)
  • 1975-11-05 Lionel Trilling, American critic and writer (b. 1905)
  • 1975-11-10 Ernest M. McSorley, American ship captain (b. 1912)
  • 1975-11-19 Roger D. Branigin, American politician (b. 1902)
  • 1975-12-01 Anna E. Roosevelt, American radio personality (b. 1906)
  • 1975-12-11 Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (b. 1908)
  • 1975-12-29 Euell Gibbons, American outdoorsman and proponent of natural diets (b. 1911).
  • 1976-01-31 Ernesto Miranda, American litigant (b. 1941)
  • 1976-02-01 George Whipple, American scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1878)
  • 1976-02-05 Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley and His Comets) (b. 1926)
  • 1976-03-07 Wright Patman, American politician (b. 1893)
  • 1976-03-31 Paul Strand, American photographer (b. 1890)
  • 1976-04-06 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (b. 1903)
  • 1976-06-05 Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903)
  • 1976-07-07 Walter Giesler, American soccer coach (b. 1910)
  • 1976-07-29 Mickey Cohen, American gangster (b. 1913)
  • 1976-12-28 Katharine Byron, American politician (b. 1903)
  • 1977-01-18 Yvonne Printemps, actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 81
  • 1977-02-04 Brett Halliday, American writer (b. 1904)
  • 1977-02-27 John Dickson Carr, American author (b. 1905)
  • 1977-03-11 Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist (b. 1893)
  • 1977-03-14 Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (b. 1917)
  • 1977-03-27 A. P. Hamann, American politician and city manager of San Jose, California, dies in the Tenerife airport disaster at 67
  • 1977-05-31 William Castle, American film director (b. 1914)
  • 1977-06-14 Robert Middleton, American actor (Barney-Monroes), dies at 66
  • 1977-06-22 Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu) (b. 1952)
  • 1977-07-20 Gary Kellgren, American music producer (b. 1939)
  • 1977-09-16 Maria Callas, American-born prima donna, dies in Paris at 53
  • 1977-10-11 MacKinlay Kantor, American author (b. 1904)
  • 1977-12-10 Adolph Rupp, American basketball coach (b. 1901)
  • 1978-01-10 Don Gillis, American composer (b. 1912)
  • 1978-01-23 Vic Ames, American singer (Ames Brothers), dies in a car accident at 52
  • 1978-02-16 E. Roland Harriman, American financier (b. 1895)
  • 1978-02-28 Philip Ahn, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1978-03-23 Bill Kenny, American singer, dies at 63
  • 1978-06-18 Walter C. Alvarez, American physician (b. 1884)
  • 1978-08-24 Louis Prima, American singer, dies at 67
  • 1978-09-06 Tom Wilson, American record producer (b. 1931)
  • 1978-10-08 Tibor Serly, Hungarian violist/composer (American Elegy), dies at 76
  • 1978-10-10 Ralph Marterie, American big band leader (b. 1914)
  • 1978-10-19 Gig Young, American actor, kills his bride of 3 weeks and commits suicide at 64
  • 1978-11-25 Elaine Esposito, American woman who hold the record for longest coma (b. 1934)
  • 1978-12-07 Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist (b. 1886)
  • 1978-12-11 Vincent du Vigneaud, American chemist and Nobel laureate (b. 1901)
  • 1978-12-17 Don Ellis, American jazz band leader (b. 1934)
  • 1979-03-04 Willi Unsoeld, American mountain climber (b. 1926)
  • 1979-04-29 Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (b. 1907)
  • 1979-05-25 John Arthur Spenkelink, American murderer (b. 1949)
  • 1979-05-29 John H. Wood, Jr., American federal judge (b. 1916)
  • 1979-06-07 Forrest Carter, American author (b. 1925)
  • 1979-06-16 Nicholas Ray, American film director (b. 1911)
  • 1979-06-19 Paul Popenoe, American eugenicist (b. 1888)
  • 1979-06-21 Angus Maclise, American mystic, shaman, musician, and composer (b. 1938)
  • 1979-06-25 Philippe Halsman, American photographer (b. 1906)
  • 1979-07-08 Robert B. Woodward, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
  • 1979-07-29 Bill Todman, American television producer (b. 1916)
  • 1979-09-02 Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (b. 1903)
  • 1979-10-05 Charlie Smith, oldest American (137 year), dies
  • 1979-11-01 Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (b. 1896)
  • 1979-11-23 Judee Sill, American musician and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 1979-12-11 James J. Gibson, American perceptual psychologist (b. 1904)
  • 1979-12-23 Peggy Guggenheim, American art collector (b. 1898)
  • 1980-01-08 John Mauchly, American physicist (b. 1907)
  • 1980-01-14 Robert Ardrey, American author (b. 1908)
  • 1980-02-12 Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (b. 1913)
  • 1980-02-29 Gil Elvgren, American artist (b. 1914)
  • 1980-03-21 Peter Stoner, American mathematician, astronomer and Christian apologist (b. 1888)
  • 1980-03-23 Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist (b. 1928)
  • 1980-03-25 Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist (b. 1901)
  • 1980-03-25 James Wright, American poet (b. 1927)
  • 1980-04-04 Red Sovine, American country music singer (b. 1917)
  • 1980-06-01 Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst (b. 1897)
  • 1980-06-23 Clyfford Still, American painter (b. 1904)
  • 1980-07-23 Mollie Steimer, anarchist agitator and American political prisoner (b. 1897)
  • 1980-08-05 Harold Runnels, American politician (b. 1924)
  • 1980-08-09 Jacqueline Cochran, American aviatrix (b. 1906)
  • 1980-08-20 Joe Dassin, American singer (b. 1938)
  • 1980-08-22 James Smith McDonnell, American aircraft manufacturer, dies of a stroke at 81 (b. 1899)
  • 1980-08-26 Tex Avery, American cartoonist (b. 1908)
  • 1980-08-27 Douglas Kenney, American humorist (b. 1947)
  • 1980-09-09 John Howard Griffin, American writer (b. 1920)
  • 1980-09-25 Earl Curry, American religious author (b. 1890)
  • 1980-11-24 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (b. 1897)
  • 1980-11-27 F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (b. 1882)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1980-11-29 Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, dies of a heart attack at 83

Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day