Today in United States of America History (Part 12)
US States: Alabama - Alaska - Arizona - Arkansas - California - Colorado - Connecticut - Delaware - District of Columbia - Florida - Georgia (US) - Guam - Hawaii - Idaho - Illinois - Indiana - Iowa - Kansas - Kentucky - Louisiana - Maine - Maryland - Massachusetts - Michigan - Minnesota - Mississippi - Missouri - Montana - Nebraska - Nevada - New Hampshire - New Jersey - New Mexico - New York - North Carolina - North Dakota - Ohio - Oklahoma - Oregon - Pennsylvania - Puerto Rico - Rhode Island - South Carolina - South Dakota - Tennessee - Texas - Utah - Vermont - Virgin Islands (US) - Virginia - Washington - West Virginia - Wisconsin - Wyoming
Events 1101 - 1,200 of 1,276
1995-07-01 - Kiersten Rickenbach, of NJ, crowned America's Junior Miss
1995-09-12 - Belarus military shoots down a hydrogen balloon, killing its two American pilots.
1995-09-16 - Shawntel Smith (Okla), 24, crowned 69th Miss America 1996
1995-10-18 - NHL Winnipeg Jets sold to Americans who plan to move them to Phoenix
1995-11-07 - Howard Stern's 2nd book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever)
1995-12-20 - American Flight 965 crashes in Columbia, 159 die, 5 survive
Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks 1996-01-29 - 23rd American Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins
1996-03-06 - 10th American Comedy Award: James Burrows
1996-05-25 - Jennifer Maria Holsten, 18, crowned Miss Filipino-American
1996-06-29 - Andrea Leah Plummer, of Tennessee, crowned 39th America's Junior Miss
1996-07-25 - Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States
1996-08-23 - Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'
1996-09-14 - Tara Dawn Holland (Kansas), 23, crowned 70th Miss America 1997
1996-10-09 - Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback
1997-01-27 - 24th American Music Awards: Toni Braxton & Alanis Morissette win
1997-02-09 - 11th American Comedy Award: Debbie Reynolds
1997-03-15 - Pitts Penguins' Joe Mullen, is 1st American to score 500 NHL goals
1997-04-13 - "American Daughter" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 88 performances
Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette 1997-04-15 - America On Line begins service in Japan
1997-05-28 - Wallace Berg, 42, is 4th American to scale Mt Everest for 3rd time
1997-06-13 - American fugitive Ira Einhorn is arrested in France for the murder of Holly Maddux after 16 years on the run, though he would not return for another four years.
1997-06-29 - "American Daughter" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 88 performances
1997-06-29 - Tyrenda Williams, 18, of Alabama, crowned 40th America's Junior Miss
1997-07-09 - Baseball's triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband
1997-07-20 - American Justin Leonard wins the British Open shooting at 272
1997-09-13 - Katherine Shindle (Ill), 24, crowned 71st Miss America 1998
1997-11-10 - "Jackie - An American Life" opens at Belasco Theater NYC
1998-01-04 - A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.
1998-01-26 - 25th American Music Awards: Spice Girls & Babyface win
42nd US President Bill Clinton 1998-01-26 - President Bill Clinton says "I want to say one thing to the American people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"
1998-02-01 - Rear Admiral Lillian E. Fishburne became the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.
1998-02-03 - Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.
1998-02-14 - Authorities in the United States announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
1998-03-04 - Gay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.
1998-04-22 - Disney's Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
1998-05-13 - India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, in addition to the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.
1998-05-18 - United States v. Microsoft: The United States Department of Justice and 20 U.S. states file an antitrust case against Microsoft.
1998-05-22 - Lewinsky scandal: a federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal, involving President Bill Clinton.
1998-05-26 - The United States Supreme Court rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
1998-05-28 - Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.
1998-06-25 - In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.
1998-07-24 - Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.
1998-08-20 - U.S. embassy bombings: the United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.
1998-10-29 - ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of STS-95 space shuttle mission.
1998-11-09 - Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for their price-fixing. This is the largest civil settlement in United States history.
US Vice President Al Gore 1998-11-12 - Vice President of the United States Al Gore symbolically signs the Kyoto Protocol.
1998-11-19 - Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
1998-12-16 - Iraq disarmament crisis: Operation Desert Fox - the United States and United Kingdom bomb targets in Iraq.
1998-12-19 - Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.
1999-01-02 - A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13°F (-25°C); 68 deaths are reported.
1999-01-21 - In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the US Coast Guard intercepts a ship carrying 4,300 kg of cocaine.
1999-02-12 - US President Bill Clinton acquitted by the Senate in his impeachment trial
1999-03-08 - The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
1999-04-07 - The World Trade Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.
1999-05-25 - The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.
1999-09-08 - US Attorney General Janet Reno names former Senator John Danforth to head an independent investigation of the 1993 fire at the Branch Davidian church near Waco, Texas in response to revelations in the film "Waco The Rules of Engagement"
1999-10-13 - The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
1999-11-30 - In Seattle, Washington, United States, protests against the WTO meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.
2000-05-02 - President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.
2000-10-01 - United States retain Basketball's Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75
2000-10-01 - United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia
US First Lady and Politician Hillary Clinton 2000-11-07 - Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States, although actually she still was the First Lady.
2000-12-12 - The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore
2000-12-13 - American Vice President Al Gore delivers his concession speech effectively ending his hopes of becoming the 43rd President of the United States.
2001-01-16 - US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.
2001-02-09 - American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School; nine the Ehime-Maru's crew members were killed, including four high school students.
2001-04-11 - The detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, People's Republic of China after a collision with an J-8 fighter is released.
2001-05-03 - The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.
2001-05-04 - The Milwaukee Art Museum addition, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed structure in the United States, opens to the public.
2001-06-05 - U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords leaves the Republican Party, an act which shifts control of the United States Senate from the Republicans to the Democratic Party.
2001-06-21 - A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.
2001-06-27 - The International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in the LaGrand Case.
2001-09-12 - Article V of the NATO agreement is invoked for the first and only time in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States of America.
43rd US President George W. Bush 2001-09-20 - In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror".
2001-10-26 - The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.
2001-11-12 - In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.
2001-11-13 - War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.
2001-11-20 - US President George W. Bush dedicates the US Department of Justice headquarters as the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Building, honoring the late Robert F. Kennedy on what would have been his 76th birthday
2001-12-01 - Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA's purchase by American Airlines.
US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy 2001-12-22 - Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.
2001-12-27 - The People's Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States.
2002-01-09 - Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the American music awards
2002-01-22 - Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
2002-01-23 - "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh returns to the United States in Federal Bureau of Investigation custody.
2002-01-29 - In his State of the Union Address, United States President George W. Bush describes "regimes that sponsor terror" as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.
2002-02-12 - US Secretary of Energy makes the decision that Yucca Mountain is suitable to be the United States' nuclear waste repository.
King of Pop Michael Jackson 2002-02-24 - Canada defeats the United States 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic Gold Medal
2002-03-04 - Multinational Force in Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed as they attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.
2002-04-17 - Four Canadian Forces soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire from two United States Air Force F-16s, the first deaths in a combat zone for Canada since the Korean War.
2002-04-29 - The United States is re-elected to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, one year after losing the seat it had held for 50 years.
2002-05-12 - Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.
Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro 2002-05-22 - American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.
2002-05-24 - Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.
2002-06-11 - Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
2002-06-13 - The United States of America withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
2002-07-15 - "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony.
2002-07-21 - Telecom giant WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the largest such filing in United States history.
2002-07-24 - James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1.
2002-11-07 - Iran bans advertising of United States products.
UA Flight 175 flies toward the south tower of the World Trade Center while the north tower burns
Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 8,895
1904-05-06 - Raymond Bailey, American actor (d. 1980)
1904-05-14 - Hans Albert Einstein, American professor (d. 1973)
1904-07-05 - Ernst Mayr, American biologist (d. 2005)
1904-07-24 - Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (d. 1991)
1904-07-31 - Brett Halliday, American writer (d. 1977)
1904-08-17 - Mary Cain, American newspaper editor and politician (d. 1984)
1904-08-27 - John Hay Whitney, American financier (d. 1982)
1904-09-10 - Max Shachtman, American politician (d. 1972)
1904-09-22 - Ellen Church, American stewardess (d. 1965)
1904-10-12 - Lester Dent, American writer (d. 1959)
1904-10-18 - A. J. Liebling, American journalist (d. 1963)
1904-10-23 - Harvey Penick, American golfer (d. 1995)
1904-12-09 - Robert Livingston, American actor (d. 1988)
1904-12-11 - Marge, American cartoonist (d 1993)
1904-12-24 - Joseph Moses Juran, American industrial engineer and philanthropist.
1905-01-03 - Anna May Wong, American actress (Shanghai Express, Piccadilly), born in Los Angeles, California
1905-01-11 - Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist (d. 1960)
1905-01-12 - James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist (d. 1997)
1905-02-03 - Arne Beurling, American mathematician (d. 1986)
1905-03-18 - Thomas Townsend Brown, American scientist (d. 1985)
1905-03-29 - Philip Ahn, American actor (d. 1978)
1905-04-03 - Robert Frederick Sink, United States Army Officer (d. 1965)
1905-04-07 - Queenie Leonard, American actress (d. 2002)
1905-04-14 - Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator (d. 1999)
1905-04-18 - George H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
1905-04-21 - Pat Brown, American politician (d. 1996)
1905-05-08 - Red Nichols, American musician (d. 1965)
1905-06-12 - Ray Barbuti, American athlete (d. 1988)
1905-06-19 - Mildred Natwick, American actress (d. 1994)
1905-06-20 - Lillian Hellman, American playwright (d. 1984)
1905-07-04 - Irving Johnson, American adventurer (d. 1991)
1905-07-05 - Myles Horton, American educator and Civil Rights Movement teacher (d. 1990)
1905-07-29 - Stanley Kunitz, American poet (d. 2006)
1905-08-24 - Arthur Crudup, American singer and guitarist (d. 1974)
1905-08-31 - Sanford Meisner, American actor and teacher (d. 1997)
1905-09-19 - Leon Jaworski, American Watergate scandal special prosecutor (d. 1982)
1905-10-05 - Harriet E. MacGibbon, American actress (d. 1987)
1905-10-11 - Fred Trump, American real estate developer, father of Donald Trump (d. 1999)
1905-11-02 - James Dunn, American actor (d. 1967)
1905-11-14 - John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (d. 1964)
1905-12-06 - James J. Braddock, American boxer (d. 1974)
1906-03-04 - Meindert DeJong American author (d. 1991)
1906-03-04 - Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)
1906-03-21 - Jim Thompson, American designer and businessman
1906-03-27 - Pee Wee Russell, American musician (d. 1969)
1906-04-05 - Lord Buckley, American monologist (d. 1960)
1906-04-11 - Dale Messick, American cartoonist (d. 2005)
1906-04-13 - Bud Freeman, American musician (d. 1991)
1906-04-17 - Sidney R. Garfield, American physician (d. 1984)
1906-05-02 - Philippe Halsman, American photographer (d. 1979)
1906-05-19 - Bruce Bennett, Tacoma, Washington, American athlete and actor (Before I Hang, Sahara)
1906-06-21 - Harold Spina, American composer (d. 1997)
1906-06-24 - Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (d. 1971)
1906-06-26 - Viktor Schreckengost, American industrial designer (d. 2008)
1906-06-30 - Anthony Mann, American film actor and director (d. 1967)
Cosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder (1906-07-01) 1906-07-01 - Estée Lauder, New York, NY, CEO (Estée Lauder cosmetics) (d. 2004)
1906-07-03 - Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer (d. 1952)
1906-07-16 - Vincent Sherman, American film director (d. 2006)
1906-08-06 - Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984)
1906-08-12 - Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
1906-08-27 - Ed Gein, American serial killer (inspired Psycho & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), born in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, (d. 1984)
1906-09-17 - Edgar Wayburn, American environmentalist
1906-09-21 - Henry Beachell, American plant breeder (d. 2006)
1906-09-27 - Jim Thompson, American author (d. 1977)
1906-10-21 - Lillian Asplund, last American Titanic survivor (d. 2006)
1906-10-27 - Earle Cabell, American politician (d. 1975)
1906-10-30 - Alexander Gode, German-American linguist (d. 1970)
Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein (1906-08-27) 1906-11-01 - Johnny Indrisano, American boxer and actor (d. 1968)
1906-11-05 - Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (d. 2004)
1906-11-13 - Eva Zeisel, Budapest, Hungary, American industrial designer
1906-11-14 - Louise Brooks, silent screen star (American Venus, Pandora's Box)
1906-12-27 - Oscar Levant, actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1907-01-12 - Patsy Kelly, American actress (d. 1981)
1907-01-16 - Paul Nitze, American government official (d. 2004)
1907-01-22 - Douglas Corrigan, American pilot (d. 1995)
1907-02-12 - Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)
1907-02-26 - Dub Taylor, American actor (d. 1994)
1907-02-27 - Mildred Bailey, American singer (d. 1951)
1907-03-12 - Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer (d. 2007)
1907-03-24 - Lucia Chase, US ballerina/co-founder (American Ballet Theater)
1907-03-28 - "Swifty" Lazar, American talent agent (d. 1993)
1907-04-12 - Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (d. 1979)
1907-04-18 - Stephen Longstreet, American writer (All or Nothing)
1907-05-01 - Kate Smith, American singer (d. 1986)
1907-05-04 - Lincoln Kirstein, American impresario (d. 1996)
1907-05-18 - Carl Mydans, American photographer (d. 2004)
1907-06-10 - Fairfield Porter, American painter (d. 1975)
1907-06-17 - Charles Eames, American designer and architect (d. 1978)
1907-06-20 - Jimmy Driftwood, American songwriter and musician (d. 1998)
1907-07-04 - Gordon Griffith, American director (d. 1958)
1907-07-04 - Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic (d. 1996)
1907-07-16 - Frances Horwich, American educator and television personality (d. 2001)
1907-07-19 - Isabel Jewell, American actress (d. 1972)
1907-07-25 - Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist (d. 1970)
1907-08-02 - Mary Hamman, American writer (d. 1984)
1907-08-07 - Albert Kotin, American abstract painter (d. 1980)
1907-08-12 - Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (d. 1988)
1907-08-19 - Thruston B. Morton, American politician (d. 1982)
1907-08-31 - Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights lawmaker (d. 2007)
1907-08-31 - William Shawn, American editor (d. 1992)
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Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 3,925
1980-12-26 - Tony Smith, American sculptor (b. 1912)
1981-01-01 - Hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920)
1981-01-10 - Fawn M. Brodie, American historian (b. 1915)
1981-02-06 - Hugo Montenegro, American film music composer (b. 1925)
1981-02-18 - John Knudsen Northrop, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1895)
1981-02-27 - Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (b. 1920)
1981-03-04 - Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)
1981-03-22 - James "Jumbo" Elliott, American track coach (b. 1915)
1981-05-16 - Ernie Freeman, American pianist and arranger (b. 1922)
1981-05-25 - Roy Brown, American boxer/rocker, dies of a heart attack at 55
1981-06-16 - Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (b. 1917)
1981-06-17 - Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (b. 1889)
1981-07-07 - Mildred Lisette Norman a.k.a. Peace Pilgrim, American pacifist and activist
1981-07-10 - Ken Rex McElroy, American resident of Skidmore, Missouri known as "the town bully", murdered at 47 in an unsolved killing in front of a crowd of 30-46 in Skidmore's main street
1981-07-27 - Ray Harrison, dancer (American Song), dies at 64
1981-07-29 - Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)
1981-09-22 - Harry Warren, American composer and lyricist (b. 1893)
1981-10-02 - Harry Golden, American journalist (b. 1902)
1981-12-03 - Walter Knott, American farmer (b. 1889)
1981-12-21 - Allan Dwan, Canadian-born American director and screenwriter (b. 1885)
1982-01-01 - Vladimir K Zworykin, Russ/American engineer (cathode-ray tube), dies
1982-01-16 - Red Smith, American sports columnist (b. 1905)
Blues Singer Lightnin Hopkins (1982-01-30) 1982-01-30 - Lightnin' Hopkins, American musician (b. 1912)
1982-02-17 - Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (b. 1922)
1982-02-17 - Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 64
1982-03-11 - Horace Gregory, American poet (b. 1898)
1982-04-30 - Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician (b. 1949)
1982-05-08 - Neil Bogart, American record executive (b. 1943)
1982-05-15 - Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (b. 1946)
1982-06-06 - Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)
1982-06-23 - Vincent Chin, Chinese-American hate crime victim (b. 1955)
1982-07-15 - Bill Justis, American musician and producer (b. 1926)
1982-07-25 - Hal Foster, Canadian-American cartoonist (Prince Valiant) (b. 1892)
1982-07-30 - Roberta Pedon, American glamour model (b. 1954)
1982-08-04 - Bruce Goff, American Architect (b. 1904)
1982-08-13 - Joe Tex, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933)
1982-09-01 - Haskell Curry, American mathematician (b. 1900)
1982-10-18 - Dwain Esper, American film director (b. 1892)
1982-12-17 - Homer S. Ferguson, American politician (b. 1889)
1982-12-19 - Dwight Macdonald, American social critic (b. 1906)
1983-03-17 - Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
1983-04-05 - Danny Rapp, American musician (Danny & the Juniors) (b. 1941)
1983-05-06 - Kai Winding, American trombonist and jazz composer (b. 1922)
1983-05-14 - Roger J. Traynor, American judge (b. 1900)
1983-05-28 - Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (b. 1909)
1983-07-11 - Ross Macdonald, American-Canadian writer (b. 1915)
1983-07-30 - Howard Dietz, American lyricist (b. 1896)
1983-09-01 - Larry McDonald, American congressman (b. 1935)
1983-10-05 - Earl Tupper, American inventor (b. 1907)
1983-10-16 - Kelso, American racehorse (b. 1957)
1983-12-28 - Jimmy Demaret, American golfer (b. 1910)
1984-01-18 - Malcolm H Kerr, 9th pres of American U of Beirut, shot dead
1984-02-22 - Jessamyn West, American writer (b. 1902)
1984-03-04 - Jewel Carmen, American actress (b. 1897)
1984-03-16 - John Hoagland, American photographer (b. 1947)
1984-03-19 - Garry Winogrand, American photographer (b. 1928)
1984-03-21 - Shauna Grant, American actress (suicide) (b. 1963)
1984-03-28 - Carmen Dragon, American conductor, composer and arranger (b. 1914)
1984-03-31 - Ronald Clark O'Bryan, American murderer (b. 1944)
1984-04-13 - Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician (b. 1911)
1984-05-04 - Bob Clampett, American cartoonist (b. 1913)
1984-05-15 - Francis Schaeffer, American theologian, philosopher, and pastor (b. 1912)
1984-05-24 - Vincent J. McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter (b. 1914)
1984-06-16 - Lew Andreas, American basketball coach (b. 1895)
1984-06-18 - Alan Berg, American radio talk show host
1984-07-04 - Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (b. 1949)
1984-07-07 - Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping (b. 1941)
1984-07-14 - Ernest Tidyman, American writer (b. 1928)
1984-07-25 - Big Mama Thornton, American singer (b. 1926)
1984-08-08 - Ellen Raskin, American author (b.1928)
1984-09-07 - Joe Cronin, shortstop/American League Pres, dies at 77
1984-09-11 - Jerry Voorhis, American politician (b. 1901)
1984-11-12 - Chester Himes, American author (b. 1909)
1984-11-16 - Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (b. 1906)
1984-11-18 - Mary Hamman, American writer and editor (b. 1907)
1984-12-07 - Lee Roy Yarbrough, American race car (Nascar) driver (b. 1938)
1984-12-11 - Oskar Seidlin, German-born American scholar (b. 1911)
1984-12-19 - Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (b. 1903)
1985-01-05 - Robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906
1985-01-21 - James Beard, American chef and author (b. 1903)
1985-01-21 - Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler and promoter (b. 1930)
1985-02-03 - Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist (b. 1912)
1985-02-11 - Ben Abruzzo, American businessman and balloonist (b. 1930)
1985-03-23 - Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and professor (b. 1908)
1985-03-29 - Luther Terry, Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)
1985-04-01 - Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (b. 1920)
1985-04-08 - J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (b. 1897)
1985-04-22 - Paul H. Emmett, American chemical engineer (b. 1900)
1985-05-02 - Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1909)
1985-06-15 - Andy Stanfield, American athlete (b. 1927)
1985-06-25 - Morris Mason, American murderer (b. 1954)
1985-07-30 - Julia Hall Bowman Robinson, American mathematician (b. 1919)
1985-09-01 - Jay Youngblood, American wrestler (b. 1955)
1985-09-02 - Jay Youngblood, American professional wrestler
1985-09-08 - John Franklin Enders, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1887)
1985-09-09 - Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
1985-09-11 - Andrew C. Thornton II, American drug smuggler (b. 1945)
1985-10-06 - Nelson Riddle, American bandleader (b. 1921)
1985-10-24 - Richie Evans, American NASCAR driver (b. 1941)
1985-11-13 - George Robert Vincent, American sound recording pioneer (b. 1898)