United States of America in History (Part 11)

Historical Events

Events 1001 - 1,100 of 1,701

  • 1967-05-03 African American students seize finance building at Northwestern University
  • 1967-09-09 Debra Dene Barnes (Kansas), 20, crowned 40th Miss America 1968
  • 1967-09-18 Intrepid (US) beats Dame Pattie (Aust) in 21st America's Cup
  • 1967-10-23 NJ Americans (later NY/NJ Nets) play 1st ABA game
  • 1967-11-21 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: "I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing."
  • 1968-04-03 "Planet of the Apes" United States wide premiere
  • 1968-04-19 72nd Boston Marathon: Amby Burfoot of Conn 1st man in 2:22:17 and Bobbi Gibb of United States 1st woman in 3:30:00
  • 1968-05-24 American boxer Bob Foster defeats holder Dick Tiger for the world light-heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Gardens, New York (goes on to defend title 14x)
  • 1968-07-15 NJ Americans moved to Comack & become NY Nets (ABA)
  • 1968-08-21 After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio
  • 1968-08-21 Marine James Anderson Jr is 1st African American to win Medal of Honor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968-08-25 Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1968-09-08 Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant
  • 1968-10-07 Motion Picture Association of America adopts film rating system
  • 1968-11-01 Motion Picture Association of America introduces rating system (G, M, R, X)
  • 1969-04-03 Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort.
  • 1969-04-14 Student Afro-American Society seized at Columbia College
  • 1969-04-21 73rd Boston Marathon: Yoshiaki Unetani of Japan 1st man in 2:13:49 and Sara Mae Berman of United States 1st woman in 3:22:46
  • 1969-07-14 The United States $500, $1,000, $5,000 and $10,000 bills are officially withdrawn from circulation.
  • 1969-08-22 Gloria O Smith (NY) crowned 2nd Miss Black America
  • 1969-08-23 France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)
  • 1969-09-02 The first automatic teller machine in the United States is installed in Rockville Center, New York.
  • 1969-09-29 "Love American Style" premieres on ABC-TV
  • 1969-10-06 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3 games to 0
  • 1969-10-15 Bank of America World Headquarters (555 California) dedicated
  • 1969-11-20 Alcatraz Island off SF, is seized by militant Native Americans
  • 1970-01-01 Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established
  • 1970-01-16 Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects
  • 1970-02-21 Jackson 5 make TV debut on "American Bandstand"
  • 1970-03-02 American Airlines' 1st flight of a Boeing 747
  • 1970-04-20 74th Boston Marathon: Ron Hill of Great Britain 1st man in 2:10:30 and Sara Mae Berman of United States 1st woman in 3:05:07
  • 1970-05-07 "Long & Winding Road" becomes Beatles' last American release

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1970-07-04 Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio

Disc jockey and actor Casey Kasem
Disc jockey and actor
Casey Kasem
  • 1970-09-12 Phyllis Ann George (Texas), 21, crowned 43rd Miss America 1971
  • 1970-09-28 Intrepid (US) beats Gretel II (Aust) in 22nd America's Cup
  • 1970-09-30 New American Bible published
  • 1970-10-05 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Minnesota Twins, 3 games to 0
  • 1970-10-20 American Norman Borlaug awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1970-12-29 Occupational Safety and Health Act (United States) signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon
  • 1971-02-10 American Mensa Ltd incorporates in New York
  • 1971-02-10 Bill White becomes 1st African American baseball announcer (NY Yankees)
  • 1971-04-19 75th Boston Marathon: Alvaro Mejia of Colombia 1st man in 2:18:45 and Sara Mae Berman of United States 1st woman in 3:08:30
  • 1971-06-22 a Pretoria court rules that the former leader of the banned Pan Africanist Congress (PAC), Robert Sobukwe, will not be allowed to use his exit permit to leave South Africa for his studies in the United States.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971-07-21 Sam Giancana returns to the United States after spending seven years of exile in Mexico

Gangster Sam Giancana
Gangster
Sam Giancana
  • 1971-08-10 16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research
  • 1971-09-11 Laurel Lea Schaefer (Ohio), 22, crowned 44th Miss America 1972
  • 1971-10-05 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • 1971-12-11 The Libertarian Party of the United States is formed.
  • 1971-12-16 Don McLean's 8+ minute version of "American Pie" released
  • 1972-02-05 Bob Douglas is 1st African American elected to Basketball Hall of Fame
  • 1972-03-25 America's LP "America" goes #1
  • 1972-04-17 76th Boston Marathon: Olavi Suomalainen of Finland 1st man in 2:15:39 and Nina Kuscsik of United States 1st woman in 3:10:26
  • 1972-06-07 Hsan Hua, Zen teacher, conducted 1st ordination ceremony in America
  • 1972-07-25 US health officials concede African American were used as guinea pigs in 40 year syphilis experiment
  • 1972-08-12 Last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam
  • 1972-09-09 Terry Anne Meeuwsen (Wisc), 23, crowned 45th Miss America 1973
  • 1972-09-26 American Museum of Immigration dedicated
  • 1972-10-12 46 sailors injured in race riot on American aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk
  • 1972-10-12 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Detroit Tigers, 3 games to 2
  • 1973-01-11 American League adopts designated hitter rule
  • 1973-03-04 15th Grammy Awards: 1st Time Ever I Saw Your Face, America
  • 1973-04-03 The first portable cell phone call is made in New York City, United States.
  • 1973-04-17 77th Boston Marathon: Jon Anderson of United States 1st man in 2:16:03 and Jacqueline Hansen of United States 1st woman in 3:05:59
  • 1973-05-06 Judy Rankin wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-05-08 Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs mgr Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game, technically becoming baseball's 1st African American manager

MLB shortstop Ernie Banks
MLB shortstop
Ernie Banks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-07-01 Tom Bradley becomes the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, the first (and only) African-American to hold that position

American Politician Tom Bradley
American Politician
Tom Bradley
  • 1973-07-12 A fire destroys the entire 6th floor of the National Personnel Records Center of the United States.

Film release premierFilm Premier

1973-08-02 "American Graffiti" directed by George Lucas and starring Richard Dreyfuss and Ron Howard premieres at the Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • 1973-09-07 Mike Storen becomes American Basketball Association's 4th commissioner
  • 1973-09-08 Rebecca Ann King (Colo), 23, crowned 46th Miss America 1974
  • 1973-09-19 Pirate Radio Free America (off Cape May NJ) forms

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1973-09-22 Henry Kissinger, sworn in as America's 1st Jewish Secretary of State

Politician, statesman Henry Kissinger
Politician, statesman
Henry Kissinger
  • 1973-09-29 "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk peaks at #1
  • 1973-10-11 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 2
  • 1973-10-19 Saudi Arabia, Libya, and other Arab states proclaim an embargo on oil exports to the United States
  • 1973-12-15 American Psychiatric Association declares homosexuality is not a mental illness
  • 1974-01-06 In response to the 1973 energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly four months early in the United States.
  • 1974-01-11 ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style"
  • 1974-02-05 John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the Congress of the United States.
  • 1974-02-09 "The Americans (A Canadian's Opinion)" by Gordon Sinclair peaks at #24
  • 1974-02-19 1st American Music Awards: Helen Reddy & Jim Croce win
  • 1974-04-03 The Super Outbreak : tornadoes in the east, south & midwest United States killed approximately 315 people, with nearly 5,500 injured
  • 1974-04-10 American Boccaccio Association forms
  • 1974-04-15 78th Boston Marathon: Neil Cusack of Ireland 1st man in 2:13:39 and Miki Gorman of United States 1st woman in 2:47:11
  • 1974-05-12 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic
  • 1974-06-01 Arab oil ministers decide to end most restrictions on exports of oil to the United States but continue embargo against the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, and Rhodesia
  • 1974-08-10 Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate-European American Golf Open
  • 1974-09-07 Shirley Cothran (Texas), 21, crowned 47th Miss America 1975
  • 1974-09-24 Clarence Jones of Kintetsu Buffaloes hits his 38th HR, 1st American to win a Japanese HR title
  • 1974-10-08 Franklin National Bank collapses due to fraud and mismanagement; at the time it was the largest bank failure in the history of the United States.
  • 1974-10-09 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Baltimore Orioles, 3 games to 1
  • 1974-12-05 Birmingham Americans defeat the Florida Blazers 22-21 in the WFL's World Bowl
  • 1975-01-06 "AM America" premieres on ABC-TV with Bill Beutel as host
  • 1975-01-29 First American Annual Comedy Awards, hosted by Alan King

Music awardsMusic Awards

1975-02-18 2nd American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win

Singer Olivia Newton-John
Singer
Olivia Newton-John
Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • 1975-02-23 In response to the energy crisis, daylight saving time commences nearly two months early in the United States.
  • 1975-02-26 "Night... Made America Famous" opens at Barrymore NYC for 75 performances
  • 1975-04-06 "Night... Made America Famous" closes at Barrymore NYC after 75 performances
  • 1975-04-21 79th Boston Marathon: Bill Rodgers of United States 1st man in 2:09:55 and Liane Winter of West Germany 1st woman in 2:42:24 (world record for female)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 10,263

  • 1890-08-27 Man Ray, American artist and photographe (Dada), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1890-12-21 Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist and Nobel laureate (d. 1967)
  • 1890-12-26 Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (d. 1992)
  • 1891-01-07 Zora Neale Hurston, Notasulga Alabama, American writer
  • 1891-01-17 Marjorie Gateson, American actress (One Man's Family), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1891-01-26 Frank Costello, Lauropoli Italy, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld)

Gangster Frank Costello
Gangster
Frank Costello
  • 1891-01-26 Wilder Penfield, American-born Canadian neurosurgeon (d. 1976)
  • 1891-01-29 R Norris Williams, American tennis champ (US Open-1914) and survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1968)
  • 1891-02-07 Ann Little, American actress (d. 1984)
  • 1891-03-12 George W. Mason, American industrialist (d. 1954)
  • 1891-04-13 Nella Larsen, African-American novelist (d. 1964)
  • 1891-04-22 Nicola Sacco, American anarchist (d. 1927)
  • 1891-05-15 Chief Nipo T Strongheart, Yakima WA, US Native American actor (Pony Soldier)
  • 1891-05-22 Eddie Edwards, American jazz trombonist (d. 1963)
  • 1891-06-02 Thurman Arnold, American attorney and jurist (d. 1969)
  • 1891-06-04 Erno Rapee, American conductor and composer (Radio City Music Hall), born in Narva, Estonia (d. 1945)
  • 1891-06-28 Carl Panzram, American serial killer (d. 1930)
  • 1891-06-28 Esther Forbes, American writer (d. 1968)
  • 1891-06-28 Carl Spaatz, Boyertown, Pennsylvania, American Air Force general (d. 1974)
  • 1891-06-30 Man Mountain Dean, American professional wrestler (d. 1953)
  • 1891-06-30 Ed "Strangler" Lewis, American professional wrestler (d. 1966)
  • 1891-09-11 William Thomas Walsh, American author (d. 1949)
  • 1891-09-28 Myrtle Gonzalez, American actress (d. 1918)
  • 1891-10-22 Parker Fennelly, American comedian and actor (d. 1988)
  • 1891-10-28 Ormer Locklear, American movie stunt pilot (d. 1920)
  • 1891-11-10 Carl Stalling, American film composer (d. 1972)
  • 1891-11-12 Seth Barnes Nicholson, Springfield Illinois, American astronomer who discovered four satellites of Jupiter
  • 1891-12-15 A. P. (Alvin) Carter, Virginia, American musician (Carter Family)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1891-12-26 Henry Miller, American author (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Sexus), born in Manhattan, New York, (d. 1980)

Author Henry Miller
Author
Henry Miller
  • 1892-01-09 Eva Bowring, American politician (d. 1985)
  • 1892-01-26 Zara Cully, American actress (d. 1978)
  • 1892-02-06 William Parry Murphy, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)
  • 1892-02-09 Peggy Wood, American actress (One Life to Live, Mama), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1892-02-09 Tommy Treichel, American professional wrestler (d. 1936)
  • 1892-02-13 Grant Wood, US, painter (American Gothic)
  • 1892-02-18 Wendell Wilkie, American Presidential candidate (R-1940)/author (One World), (d. 1944)
  • 1892-02-29 Augusta Savage (Fells), Green Cove Springs Florida, African-American sculptor and equal rights advocate
  • 1892-03-10 Gregory La Cava, American director (d. 1952)
  • 1892-03-19 James Van Fleet, American general (d. 1992)
  • 1892-04-08 Richard Neutra, American architect (d. 1970)
  • 1892-04-22 Vernon Johns, American civil rights activist (d. 1965)
  • 1892-06-06 Donald F. Duncan Sr., American entrepreneur (d. 1971)
  • 1892-06-12 Djuna Barnes, American author (d. 1982)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1892-06-21 Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian (Nature & Destiny of Man), born in Wright City, Missouri (d. 1971)

Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor Reinhold Niebuhr
Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor
Reinhold Niebuhr
  • 1892-06-22 N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb
  • 1892-08-16 Otto Messmer, American cartoonist (d. 1983)
  • 1892-09-09 Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress (d. 1961)
  • 1892-10-05 Remington Kellogg, American naturalist (d. 1969)
  • 1892-10-23 Gummo [Milton] Marx, American actor and comedian (Marx Brothers) (d. 1977)
  • 1892-10-28 Dink Johnson, American musician (d. 1954)
  • 1892-10-31 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, US, Zen teacher (1st Zen Institute of America)
  • 1892-11-06 Harold Ross, American editor (d. 1951)
  • 1892-12-17 Sam Barry, American basketball coach (d. 1950)
  • 1893-01-26 Bessie Coleman, 1st African American airplane pilot
  • 1893-01-28 Elliot Griffis, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • 1893-02-20 Elizabeth Holloway Marston, American psychologist (d. 1993)
  • 1893-02-26 William Frawley, Burlington, Iowa, American actor (I Love Lucy, Bub-My 3 Sons)
  • 1893-03-01 Mercedes de Acosta, American socialite (d. 1968)
  • 1893-03-07 Milton Avery, American artist (d. 1965)
  • 1893-03-23 Cedric Gibbons, American art director (d. 1960)
  • 1893-03-25 Edward Hart, (Rep-D-NJ)/1st chairman of Com on Un-American Activities
  • 1893-03-28 Spyros Skouras, Greek-born American movie executive (d. 1971)
  • 1893-04-07 Allen Dulles, American Central Intelligence Agency director (d. 1969)
  • 1893-04-20 Edna Parker, American supercentenarian
  • 1893-05-09 William Moulton Marston, American psychologist, writer (co-creator, Wonder Woman) (d. 1947)
  • 1893-05-23 Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist and paleontologist (d. 1977)
  • 1893-07-03 Mississippi John Hurt, Teoc Mississippi, American blues singer and guitarist
  • 1893-08-06 Wright Patman, American politician (d. 1976)
  • 1893-08-21 Theresa Weld Blanchard, American figure skating champion (1914, 1920-24), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1893-08-25 Henry Trendley Dean, American dental researcher (d. 1962)
  • 1893-09-06 Claire Chennault, American pilot (d. 1958)
  • 1893-09-13 Larry Shields, American musician (d. 1953)
  • 1893-09-30 Lansdale Sasscer, American politician (d. 1964)
  • 1893-10-01 Cliff Friend, American songwriter (d. 1974)
  • 1893-10-12 Velvalee Dickinson, American spy (d. 1980)
  • 1893-10-14 Lillian Gish, American silent film/stage actress (Birth of a Nation), born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1993)
  • 1893-10-20 Charley Chase, American comedian, actor and director (d. 1940)
  • 1893-11-07 Leatrice Joy, American actress (d. 1985)
  • 1893-11-08 Clarence Williams, American composer (d. 1965)
  • 1893-11-10 John P. Marquand, American writer (d. 1960)
  • 1893-11-22 Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (d. 1969)
  • 1893-12-25 Fred Hillebrand, American actor (Martin Kane), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1894-01-03 ZaSu Pitts, American actress (d. 1963)
  • 1894-01-16 Irving Mills, American jazz music publisher (d. 1985)
  • 1894-01-27 Fritz Pollard, early African American NFL star (1920-26)
  • 1894-01-31 Isham Jones, American musician (d. 1956)
  • 1894-02-01 James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (Charleston, If I Could be With You One Hour Tonight)
  • 1894-03-14 Osa Johnson, American explorer (d. 1953)
  • 1894-04-06 Gertrude Baines, American Supercentarian
  • 1894-04-23 Cow Cow Davenport, American pianist (d. 1955)
  • 1894-05-10 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), born in Kremenchuk, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • 1894-06-13 Dr. Leo Kanner, Austrian-American physician (d. 1981)
  • 1894-06-23 Alfred Kinsey, Hoboken, New Jersey, American entomologist/sexologist (Kinsey Report)
  • 1894-07-15 Tadeusz Sendzimir, Polish-American engineer and inventor (d. 1989)
  • 1894-07-25 Walter Brennan, American actor (Real McCoys, At Gun Point), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d.1974)
  • 1894-09-09 Arthur Freed, American songwriter and film producer (d. 1973)
  • 1894-09-24 Tommy Armour, Anglo-American golfer (d. 1968)
  • 1894-09-27 Olive Tell, American actress (d. 1951)
  • 1894-10-03 Elmer Robinson, American politician (d. 1982)
  • 1894-10-04 Cliff Hall, American actor (Crime Photographer), born in Brooklyn, New York

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 1001 - 1,100 of 5,064

  • 1965-08-22 Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), dies in a horse riding accident at 60
  • 1965-09-08 Dorothy Dandridge, American actress (Island in the Sun), dies of accidental overdose at 42
  • 1965-09-10 Father Divine [ Reverend Major Jealous Divine], "the Messenger", African American religious leader
  • 1965-09-13 Jean B. Fletcher, American architect (b. 1915)
  • 1965-09-15 Steve Brown, American musician (b. 1890)
  • 1965-10-11 Dorothea Lange, American photographer (b. 1895)
  • 1965-10-17 Barton King, cricketer (America's greatest cricket all-rounder), dies
  • 1965-10-21 Bill Black, American band leader and bassist who worked with Elvis, dies of a brain tumour at 39
  • 1965-10-26 Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (b. 1949)
  • 1965-10-28 Earl Bostic, American saxophonist (b. 1913)
  • 1965-11-08 Dorothy Kilgallen, American newspaper columnist (b. 1913)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1965-12-05 Joseph Erlanger, American physiologist, Nobel laureate for shock therapy (b. 1874)

Physiologist Joseph Erlanger
Physiologist
Joseph Erlanger
  • 1965-12-09 Branch Rickey, American baseball executive (b. 1884)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1966-01-09 Albert Stevens, an American patient in secret medical trials who survived the highest known radiation dose in a human, dies of heart disease at 79

Human Medical Subject Albert Stevens
Human Medical Subject
Albert Stevens
  • 1966-01-14 Bill Carr, American athlete (b. 1909)
  • 1966-02-18 Robert Rossen, American screenwriter, producer, and director (b. 1908)
  • 1966-02-25 James D. Norris, American sports businessman (b. 1906)
  • 1966-03-03 William Frawley, American actor (Fred Mertz-I Love Lucy), dies of a heart attack at 89
  • 1966-03-06 Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), dies at 84
  • 1966-03-30 Newbold Morris, American politician (b. 1902)
  • 1966-04-30 Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker, dies on his birthday in a motorcycle accident
  • 1966-06-01 Papa Jack Laine, American musician (b. 1873)
  • 1966-07-18 Bobby Fuller, American rock singer and guitarist (I Fought the Law), found dead at 23
  • 1966-07-22 Edward Gourdin, American long jumper (Olympic-silver-1924) and jurist, dies at 68
  • 1966-07-25 Frank O'Hara, American writer and poet, dies after being hit by a car at 40
  • 1966-08-05 Austin Diamond, cricketer (Australian capt to America 1913), dies
  • 1966-08-06 Cordwainer Smith, American writer (b. 1913)
  • 1966-09-11 C. E. Woolman, American airline magnate (b. 1889)
  • 1966-10-13 Clifton Webb, American actor (Razor's Edge), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • 1966-10-16 George O'Hara, American actor (b. 1899)
  • 1966-10-18 Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant (Kmart) (b. 1867)
  • 1966-11-02 Peter Debye, Dutch-American Physical Chemist (Nobel 1936), dies at 82
  • 1966-12-08 Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (b. 1899)
  • 1966-12-31 Chief Nipo Strongheart, Native American actor (Pony Soldier), dies at 75
  • 1967-01-07 David Goodis, American writer (b. 1917)
  • 1967-01-31 Eddie Tolan, American athlete (b. 1908)
  • 1967-02-05 Leon Leonwood Bean, American department store founder (b. 1872)
  • 1967-02-21 Charles Beaumont, American writer (b. 1929)
  • 1967-02-28 Henry Luce, American publisher (b. 1898)
  • 1967-03-07 Alice B. Toklas, American companion to Gertrude Stein (b. 1877)
  • 1967-03-27 Jim Thompson, American designer (disappeared) (b. 1906)
  • 1967-03-30 Jean Toomer, American writer (b. 1894)
  • 1967-04-04 Al Lewis, American songwriter (b. 1901)
  • 1967-04-05 Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1890)
  • 1967-04-17 Red Allen, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1908)
  • 1967-04-29 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, dies at 38
  • 1967-05-08 Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 55
  • 1967-05-17 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, dies at 65

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1967-05-22 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), dies at 65

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • 1967-05-31 Billy Strayhorn, American composer, pianist and arranger (b. 1915)
  • 1967-06-08 Elliot Griffis, American composer, dies at 74
  • 1967-06-14 Eddie Eagan, American sportsman (b. 1897)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1967-07-17 John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist/composer (Blue Train), dies of cancer at 40

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
  • 1967-07-28 Karl W. Richter, Lieutenant, USAF, American aviator (b. 1942)
  • 1967-08-22 Gregory Goodwin Pincus, American endocrinologist (b. 1903)
  • 1967-08-25 George Lincoln Rockwell, head of American Nazi Party, assassinated
  • 1967-11-21 C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (b. 1896)
  • 1967-11-24 Louis Fratto, American gangster (b. 1908)
  • 1967-12-03 Harry Wismer, American original owner of the New York Jets (b. 1913)
  • 1967-12-08 John Mills, Sr., American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1889)
  • 1967-12-14 Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer and film actor, dies of a heart attack at 80
  • 1967-12-17 Jack Perrin, American actor (b. 1896)
  • 1967-12-23 Ruth Fuller Sasaki, head of 1st Zen Institute of America, dies at 75
  • 1967-12-28 Katharine McCormick, American women's rights activist (b. 1875)
  • 1968-01-19 Ray Harroun, American race car driver (b. 1879)
  • 1968-01-21 Will Lang Jr., American magazine executive (b. 1914)
  • 1968-01-26 Merrill C. Meigs, American newspaper publisher (b. 1883)
  • 1968-01-26 Yvor Winters, American poet (b. 1900)
  • 1968-02-04 Neal Cassady, American writer (b. 1926)
  • 1968-02-22 Peter Arno, American cartoonist (b. 1904)
  • 1968-02-27 Frankie Lymon, American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer (The Teenagers), dies at 25 of a heroin overdose
  • 1968-03-24 Alice Guy-Blaché, American film director (b. 1873)
  • 1968-03-30 Bobby Driscoll, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 1968-04-16 Edna Ferber, American author (American Beauty), dies at 82
  • 1968-04-22 Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (b. 1911)
  • 1968-04-25 John Tewksbury, American athlete (b. 1876)
  • 1968-05-09 Mercedes de Acosta, American poet, playwright, costume designer, and socialite (b. 1893)
  • 1968-06-19 James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (b. 1898)
  • 1968-08-05 Luther Perkins American guitarist
  • 1968-08-12 Esther Forbes, American novelist (b. 1891)
  • 1968-08-26 Kay Francis, American actress (b. 1899)
  • 1968-08-29 Ulysses S. Grant III, American soldier and planner (b. 1881)
  • 1968-09-03 Isabel Withers, American actress (b. 1896)
  • 1968-10-31 Malcolm Hale, American musician (Spanky and Our Gang), dies of monoxide poisoning at 27
  • 1968-11-05 Estelle Hemsley, American actress (Leech Woman, Take a Giant Step), dies at 81
  • 1968-11-25 Paul Siple, American explorer of the Antarctic. (b. 1908)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1968-12-10 Thomas Merton, French/American Catholic writer and Trappist monk (7 Story Mountain), accidentally electrocuted by an electric fan at 53

Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton
  • 1969-02-05 Thelma Ritter, American actress (All About Eve, Pillow Talk), dies at 63
  • 1969-02-19 Madge Blake, American actress (b. 1899)
  • 1969-03-25 Max Eastman, American critic/essayist (Love and Revolution), dies at 86
  • 1969-04-05 Shelby Storck, American television producer (b. 1917)
  • 1969-04-10 Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (b. 1893)
  • 1969-05-08 Remington Kellogg, American naturalist (b. 1892)
  • 1969-05-26 Allan H. Loughead, American aviation pioneer (Lockheed Corporation; b. 1889)
  • 1969-06-13 Ken Errair, American singer (Four Freshmen), dies in a plane crash at 39
  • 1969-06-14 Wynonie Harris, American rhythm and blues singer, dies of cancer at 53

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1969-06-22 Judy Garland, American singer and actress (Wizard of Oz, Easter Parade), dies at 47 of an overdose

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • 1969-07-05 Leo McCarey, American film director (b. 1898)
  • 1969-07-20 Roy Hamilton, American rocker, dies at 40 (b. 1929)
  • 1969-08-09 Jay Sebring, American hair stylist (murdered) (b. 1933)