United States of America in History (Part 12)

Historical Events

Events 1101 - 1,200 of 1,692

  • 1975-10-07 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • 1975-10-26 Mary Bea Porter wins LPGA Golf Inns of America
  • 1975-11-03 Good Morning America premieres on ABC (David Hartman & Nancy Dussault)
  • 1975-11-28 "As the World Turns" and "The Edge of Night", the final two American soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcasts, air their last live episodes.
  • 1976-01-26 David Mamet's "American Buffalo" premieres in NYC

Music awardsMusic Awards

1976-01-31 3rd 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
  • 1976-02-13 American Dorothy Hamill wins Olympic figure-skating gold in Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1976-03-06 Worlds Ladies Figure Skating Championship in Gothenburg won by American Dorothy Hamill
  • 1976-04-19 80th Boston Marathon: Jack Fultz of United States 1st man in 2:20:19 and Kim Merritt of United States 1st woman in 2:47:10
  • 1976-05-16 Sue Roberts wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic
  • 1976-07-10 One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.
  • 1976-09-11 Dorothy Kathleen Benham (Minn), 20, crowned 49th Miss America 1977
  • 1976-09-16 American Episcopal Church approves ordination of women as priests & bishop
  • 1976-09-18 Rev Sun Myung Moon holds "God Bless America" convention
  • 1976-10-14 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976-10-21 Nobel prize for literature awarded to American Saul Bellow

Novelist Saul Bellow
Novelist
Saul Bellow
  • 1976-12-10 Wings release triple album "Wings Over America"
  • 1977-01-31 4th American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & Elton John win
  • 1977-02-13 Eric Heiden is 1st American to win world speed skating championship
  • 1977-02-13 Pam Higgins wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
  • 1977-03-01 Bank of America adopts the name VISA for its credit cards

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1977-03-02 Bette Davis is 1st woman to receive American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award

Actress Bette Davis
Actress
Bette Davis
  • 1977-04-18 81st Boston Marathon: Jerome Drayton of Canada 1st man in 2:14:46 and Miki Gorman of United States 1st woman in 2:48:33
  • 1977-04-24 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament
  • 1977-08-03 United States Senate Hearing on MKULTRA.
  • 1977-09-10 Susan Perkins (Ohio), crowned 50th Miss America 1978
  • 1977-09-18 Courageous (US) sweeps Australia (Aust) in 24th America's Cup
  • 1977-10-09 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 2
  • 1978-01-13 NASA select its first American women astronauts

Music awardsMusic Awards

1978-01-16 5th American Music Awards: Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & C Twitty

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • 1978-02-08 Proceedings of the United States Senate are broadcast on radio for the first time.
  • 1978-02-12 Debbie Austin wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic
  • 1978-03-30 "History of the American Film" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 21 performances
  • 1978-04-16 "History of the American Film" closes at ANTA NYC after 21 performances
  • 1978-04-17 82nd Boston Marathon: Bill Rodgers of United States 1st man in 2:10:13 and Gayle Barron of United States 1st woman in 2:44:52
  • 1978-04-23 Amy Alcott wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic
  • 1978-07-09 American Nazi Party holds a rally at Marquette Park, Chicago
  • 1978-08-17 1st successful crossing of the Atlantic by balloon (3 Americans)
  • 1978-09-09 Kylene Barker (Virginia), crowned 51st Miss America 1979
  • 1978-10-07 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 1

Music awardsMusic Awards

1979-01-12 6th American Music Awards: Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win

Musician Barry Manilow
Musician
Barry Manilow
  • 1979-01-18 Peter Jenkins finishes "A Walk Across America" at Florence, Oregon
  • 1979-02-14 In Kabul, Muslims kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.
  • 1979-04-14 Susan Horvath, of Penn, crowned America's Young Woman of the Year
  • 1979-04-16 83rd Boston Marathon: Bill Rodgers of United States 1st man in 2:09:27 and Joan Benoit of United States 1st woman in 2:35:15
  • 1979-05-25 American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago killing 273 including 2 on the ground
  • 1979-08-05 Varetta Shankle (Miss), crowned 12th Miss Black America
  • 1979-09-08 Cheryl Prewitt (Miss), 22, crowned 52nd Miss America 1980
  • 1979-10-06 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat California Angels, 3 games to 1
  • 1979-10-30 Richard Arrington, Jr. is elected the first African American mayor in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1979-11-08 ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline")
  • 1979-12-16 Libya raises crude oil prices, joining four other OPEC nations, which has a dramatic effect on the United States

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980-01-07 American President Jimmy Carter authorizes legislation to bail out the Chrysler Corporation with a 1.5 billion dollar loan

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1980-04-13 Amy Alcott wins LPGA American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic
  • 1980-04-21 84th Boston Marathon: Bill Rodgers of United States 1st man in 2:12:11 and Jacqueline Gareau of Canada 1st woman in 2:34:28; Rosie Ruiz disqualified as women's champion for not running the entire course
  • 1980-07-02 Julie Marie Bryan, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Young Woman of Yr
  • 1980-07-11 American hostage Richard Queen freed by Iran militants due to illness
  • 1980-09-06 Susan Powell (Okla), 21, crowned 53rd Miss America 1981
  • 1980-10-09 1st consumer use of home banking by computer by United American Bank in Knoxville Tn
  • 1980-10-10 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat New York Yankees, 3 games to 0
  • 1980-11-17 WHHM Television in Washington, D.C., becomes the first African-American public-broadcasting television station
  • 1980-12-02 4 American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador
  • 1980-12-24 Americans remembered Iran hostages by shining lights for 417 seconds
  • 1981-01-19 US & Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages
  • 1981-01-20 52 Americans held hostage in Iran for 444 days freed
  • 1981-01-25 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444 days arrived back in US

Music awardsMusic Awards

1981-01-30 8th American Music Awards: Barbra Streisand & Kenny Rogers win

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • 1981-04-04 Henry Cisneros becomes 1st Mexican-American mayor (San Antonio)
  • 1981-04-12 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic
  • 1981-06-18 Kimberley Ann Smith, of NC, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1981-06-23 Amanda Maccaro becomes 1st American to win Russian Ballet Competition
  • 1981-06-27 Pamela Jenks, 21, crowned 14th Miss Black America
  • 1981-08-24 American Charles Chapman is 1st black to swim English Channel
  • 1981-09-01 RKO radio network premieres America Overnight talk show
  • 1981-09-07 West Tampa Fl defeats Rich Va, 6-4 to win American Legion World Series
  • 1981-09-12 Elizabeth Ward (Arkansas), 20, crowned 54th Miss America 1982
  • 1981-10-05 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honorary American (posthumously)
  • 1981-10-14 Citing official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International charges the U.S. government with holding Richard Marshall of the American Indian Movement as a political prisoner.
  • 1981-10-15 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Oakland Athletics, 3 games to 0
  • 1981-11-30 Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings ended inconclusively on December 17).
  • 1981-12-19 Romuald Spasowski, Polish ambassador to the United States defects to show support for the Solidarity movement amid a crackdown
  • 1981-12-28 1st American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr is born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1982-01-17 "Cold Sunday" in the United States would see temperatures fall to their lowest levels in over 100 years in numerous cities.

Music awardsMusic Awards

1982-01-25 9th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogers win

Country Singer Kenny Rogers
Country Singer
Kenny Rogers
  • 1982-03-07 Beth Daniel wins LPGA American Express Sun City Golf Classic
  • 1982-03-10 The United States places an embargo on Libyan petroleum imports because of their support of terrorist groups.
  • 1982-04-19 86th Boston Marathon: Alberto Salazar of United States 1st man in 2:08:51 and Charlotte Teske of West Germany 1st woman in 2:29:33
  • 1982-04-19 Guinon Bluford announced as 1st African American NASA astronaut

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982-04-19 Sally Ride announed will be 1st American woman astronaut

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • 1982-04-23 Conch Republic is established - secession of the Florida Keys from the United States of America

MurderMurder of Interest

1982-04-29 American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski murders pharmacist Paul Hoffman by beating him with a tire iron

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • 1982-06-22 Susan Lea Hammett, of Miss, 18, crowned 25th America's Junior Miss
  • 1982-06-30 NJ NHL franchise officially named Devils by fan balloting, runner-up names are Blades, Meadowlanders & Americans
  • 1982-07-19 David S Dodge becomes 1st American hostage in Lebanon
  • 1982-09-01 The United States Air Force Space Command is founded.
  • 1982-09-11 Debbie Maffett (California), 25, crowned 55th Miss America 1983
  • 1982-10-10 MLB American League Championship: Milwaukee Brewers beat California Angels, 3 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1982-10-21 Private funeral service held for Bess Truman, former First Lady of the United States

US First Lady Bess Truman
US First Lady
Bess Truman
  • 1982-11-01 Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
  • 1982-12-23 The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces it has identified dangerous levels of dioxin in the soil of Times Beach, Missouri.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 10,235

  • 1894-11-29 Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (d. 1970)
  • 1894-12-08 E.C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye) (d. 1938)
  • 1894-12-26 Jean Toomer, American writer (d. 1967)
  • 1895-01-04 Leroy Grumman, American industrialist (d. 1982)
  • 1895-01-05 Elizabeth Cotten, American musician (d. 1987)
  • 1895-01-16 Nat Schachner, American author (d. 1955)
  • 1895-01-27 Harry Ruby, American composer (d. 1974)
  • 1895-01-29 Muna Lee, American poet (d. 1965)
  • 1895-03-04 Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator (d. 1953)
  • 1895-03-28 Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Mormon Church (1973-1985), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1895-04-16 Robert Dean Frisbie, American writer (d. 1948)
  • 1895-04-20 Emile Christian, American musician (d. 1973)
  • 1895-05-02 Lorenz Hart, American lyricist (d. 1943)
  • 1895-05-08 Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)
  • 1895-05-08 James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (d. 1962)
  • 1895-05-11 William Grant Still, Woodville Mississippi, composer (Afro-American)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1895-06-10 Hattie McDaniel, 1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Mammy-Gone With The Wind), born in Wichita, Kansas (d. 1952)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1895-06-24 Jack Dempsey, American heavyweight boxing champion (1919-26) known as "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", born in Manassa, Colorado (d. 1983)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Jack Dempsey
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Jack Dempsey

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1895-07-18 George Machine Gun Kelly [Georgio Barnes], American gangster, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1954)

American Gangster George
American Gangster
George "Machine Gun" Kelly
  • 1895-07-23 Aileen Pringle, American actress (d. 1989)
  • 1895-07-30 Wanda Hawley, American actress (d. 1963)
  • 1895-08-01 Benjamin E Mays, SC, African American educator (Morehouse, Howard University)
  • 1895-08-03 Marguerite Nichols, American actress (d. 1941)
  • 1895-09-29 Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (d. 1970)
  • 1895-10-19 Frank Durbin, last American veteran of the Battle of Verdun (d. 1999)
  • 1895-10-30 Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)
  • 1895-11-05 Charles MacArthur, American author (d. 1956)
  • 1895-11-14 Walter Freeman, American physician (d. 1972)
  • 1895-11-14 Louise Huff, American actress (d. 1973)
  • 1895-11-16 Michael Arlen, Armenia, English author (An American Verdict)
  • 1895-11-19 Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (d. 1989)
  • 1895-11-25 Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer (d. 1986)
  • 1895-12-05 Elbert Frank Cox, American mathematician (d. 1969)
  • 1895-12-24 E. Roland Harriman, American financier (d. 1978)
  • 1896-01-04 Everett Dirksen, American politician (Sen-R-Ill) (d. 1969)
  • 1896-01-08 Arthur Ford, American psychic (d. 1971)
  • 1896-01-12 David Wechsler, American psychologist (d. 1981)
  • 1896-01-16 Ruth Rose, American screenwriter (d. 1978)
  • 1896-01-18 C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (d. 1967)
  • 1896-01-20 Isabel Withers, American actress (d. 1968)
  • 1896-02-25 John Little McClellan, Sheridan Arkansas, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Ark)
  • 1896-04-08 Yip Harburg, American lyricist (d. 1981)
  • 1896-05-01 Mark Wayne Clark, American general (d. 1984)
  • 1896-05-01 J. Lawton Collins, American general (d. 1987)
  • 1896-05-30 Howard Hawks, American director/producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface), born in Goshen, Indiana (d. 1977)
  • 1896-06-07 Douglas Campbell, American World War I flying ace (d. 1990)
  • 1896-06-16 Murray Leinster, American author (d. 1976)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1896-06-19 Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], American divorcee whom British King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry, born in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
  • 1896-06-21 Charles B. Momsen, American inventor (d. 1967)
  • 1896-07-25 Jack Perrin, American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1896-07-28 Barbara La Marr, American actress (d. 1926)
  • 1896-08-17 Leslie Groves, American military engineer (d. 1970)
  • 1896-08-22 Laurence McKinley Gould, Lacota Michigan, American Geologist and Polar Explorer who was chief scientist and second-in-command on the first expedition to the interior of Antarctica in 1929
  • 1896-09-08 Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist (d. 1983)
  • 1896-09-10 Adele Astaire, American dancer and entertainer (d. 1981)
  • 1896-10-01 Ted Healy, American actor and comedian (d. 1937)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1896-10-28 Howard Hanson, American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 1981)

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1896-11-28 Dawn Powell, American writer (d. 1965)
  • 1896-11-29 Yakima Canutt, American actor and stuntman (d. 1986)
  • 1896-12-15 Betty Smith, American author (d. 1972)
  • 1897-01-22 "Blind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist
  • 1897-02-02 Howard Johnson, American hotelier (d. 1972)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1897-02-06 Louis Buchalter, Jewish American mobster (Murder, Inc.), born in NYC, New York

  • 1897-02-12 Vola Vale, American actress (d. 1970)
  • 1897-02-19 Alma Rubens, American actress (d. 1931)
  • 1897-02-21 Celia Lovsky, Austrian-American actress (Soylent Green, T'Pau-Star Trek)
  • 1897-02-27 Marian Anderson, American contralto (d. 1993)
  • 1897-03-15 Jackson Scholz, American runner (d. 1986)
  • 1897-03-17 Jozef C. Mazur, American stained glass artist and painter (d. 1970)
  • 1897-04-14 Claire Windsor, American actress (d. 1972)
  • 1897-04-26 Eddie Eagan, American sportsman (d. 1967)
  • 1897-05-02 J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (d. 1985)
  • 1897-05-11 Robert E. Gross, American businessman (d. 1961)
  • 1897-05-14 Ed Ricketts, American marine biologist (d. 1948)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1897-05-18 Frank Capra, Italian-American film director (Its a Wonderful Life, It Happened One Night), born in Bisacquino, Italy (d. 1991)

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • 1897-05-19 Frank Luke, American World War I pilot (d. 1918)
  • 1897-06-16 Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (d. 1948)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1897-06-19 Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], American actor and comedian (The 3 Stooges), born in Brooklyn, New York

Comedian Moe Howard
Comedian
Moe Howard
  • 1897-06-22 Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (d. 1973)
  • 1897-06-24 Daniel K. Ludwig, American shipping magnate (d. 1992)
  • 1897-06-25 Hans Barth, German-born American composer, born in Leipzig (d. 1956)
  • 1897-07-10 Lloyd Goodrich, American Arts Museum director
  • 1897-07-10 Jack "Legs" Diamond", American bootlegger (d. 1931)
  • 1897-07-11 Bull Connor, American law enforcement official (d. 1973)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1897-07-24 Amelia Earhart, American aviator and 1st woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, born in Atchison, Kansas (d. 1939)

  • 1897-08-09 Ralph Wyckoff, American pioneer in x-ray crystallography
  • 1897-08-10 Edward Gourdin, American long jumper (Olympic-silver-1924) and jurist, born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 1966)
  • 1897-08-10 John Galbreath, American businessman (d. 1988)
  • 1897-08-24 Fred Rose, American songwriter and publishing executive (d. 1954)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1897-08-31 Fredric March, American actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Best Years of Our Lives), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 1975)

  • 1897-09-03 Sally Benson, American writer (d. 1972)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1897-09-08 Jimmie Rodgers [James Charles], American country singer and singing brakeman, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1933)

Country Singer Jimmie Rodgers
Country Singer
Jimmie Rodgers
  • 1897-09-29 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (d. 1980)
  • 1897-10-18 Isabel Briggs Myers, American psychological theorist (d. 1980)
  • 1897-10-24 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer (d. 1982)
  • 1897-10-30 Rex Cherryman, American actor (d. 1928)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1897-11-08 Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day
  • 1897-11-13 Gertrude Olmstead, American silent film actress, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1975)
  • 1897-11-17 Frank Fay, American actor (God's Gift to Women, Love Nest), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1897-11-19 Quentin Roosevelt, son of United States President Theodore Roosevelt (d. 1918)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 5,056

  • 1969-09-05 Josh White, American blues, folk and gospel musician, dies at 55
  • 1969-10-03 Skip James, American blues musician (b. 1902)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1969-10-21 Jack Kerouac, American (Doctor Sax, On the Road), dies at 47

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac
  • 1969-10-30 Pops Foster, American musician (b. 1892)
  • 1969-11-08 Vesto Slipher, American Astronomer who provided the first evidence to support the expanding-universe theory
  • 1969-12-01 Magic Sam, American blues guitarist and singer (b. 1937)
  • 1969-12-13 Spencer Williams, Jr., American actor (b. 1893)
  • 1970-01-17 Simon Kovar, Russian-American bassoonist (b. 1890)
  • 1970-01-24 Caresse Crosby, American poet (b. 1891)
  • 1970-01-25 Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st African American female DA in NY, dies at 70
  • 1970-02-02 Lawrence Gray, American actor (b.1898)
  • 1970-02-20 Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (b. 1885)
  • 1970-02-23 Hirsch Jacobs, American thoroughbred horse trainer and owner (b. 1904)
  • 1970-03-01 Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (b. 1894)
  • 1970-03-16 Tammi Terrell, American soul singer (You're All I Need), dies of a brain tumor at 24
  • 1970-03-29 Anna Louise Strong, American communist journalist (b. 1885)
  • 1970-04-05 Alfred Henry Sturtevant, American geneticist (b. 1891)
  • 1970-04-06 Sam Sheppard, American accused murderer (b. 1923)
  • 1970-04-16 Richard Neutra, American architect (b. 1892)
  • 1970-05-11 Johnny Hodges, American musician (b. 1906)
  • 1970-05-14 Billie Burke, American actress (The Wizard of Oz), dies at 85
  • 1970-05-29 Eve Hesse, German born Jewish American sculptor dies of a brain tumour aged 34
  • 1970-06-08 Abraham Maslow, American psychologist (b. 1908)
  • 1970-06-11 Earl Grant, American musician and singer (b. 1931)
  • 1970-06-11 William 'Billy Batts' Devino, American crime figure (b. 1921)
  • 1970-06-23 Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (b. 1895)
  • 1970-06-27 Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (b. 1902)
  • 1970-07-03 Frances Parkinson Keyes, American novelist (Dinner at Antoine's), dies at 84
  • 1970-07-04 Harold Vanderbilt, America Cup winner (1930, 34, 37), dies at 85
  • 1970-07-04 Barnett Newman, American artist (b. 1905)
  • 1970-07-30 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, dies in a car accident 47
  • 1970-07-31 Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (b. 1912)
  • 1970-08-01 Frances Farmer, American actress ("The Toast of New York", "Come & Get It"), dies at 56
  • 1970-08-07 James McClain, US African American activist, shot dead
  • 1970-08-07 Jonathan Jackson, US African American activist, shot dead in a shootout at 17
  • 1970-08-07 William Christmas, US African American activist, shot dead

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1970-09-18 Jimi Hendrix, American rock guitarist (Purple Haze), dies of a drug overdose at 27

Rock Guitarist Jimi Hendrix
Rock Guitarist
Jimi Hendrix

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1970-10-04 Janis Joplin, American rocker and blues singer-songwriter (Down on Me), dies of a drug overdose at 27

Singer-Songwriter Janis Joplin
Singer-Songwriter
Janis Joplin
  • 1970-10-17 Vola Vale, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 1970-11-26 B O Davis Sr, 1st African American general, dies at 93 in Chicago
  • 1970-12-07 Romaine Brooks (born Beatrice Romaine Goddard), American painter dies aged 96
  • 1970-12-29 Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite (b. 1909)
  • 1970-12-29 William King Gregory, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory), dies at 94
  • 1971-01-02 Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (b. 1906)
  • 1971-01-04 Arthur Ford, American clairaudient (b. 1896)
  • 1971-01-05 Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, American oceanographer, dies at 66
  • 1971-01-11 I. (Irene) Rice Pereira, American abstract artist dies aged 68
  • 1971-01-19 Harry Shields, American musician (b. 1899)
  • 1971-01-24 Bill W., American co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (b. 1895)
  • 1971-03-23 Armin Loos, German-born American composer, dies at 67
  • 1971-04-12 Wynton Kelly, American jazz pianist (b. 1931)
  • 1971-05-25 Jo Etha Collier, young African American woman killed by 3 whites in Drew Miss
  • 1971-05-28 Audie Murphy, American actor (Whispering Smiths), dies of plane crash at 45
  • 1971-05-30 Audie Murphy, most decorated American WW II hero/actor (Sierra), killed in plane crash at 46

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1971-06-01 Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologist (Nature & Destiny of Man), dies at 78

Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor Reinhold Niebuhr
Theologian, Ethicist, Magazine Editor
Reinhold Niebuhr
  • 1971-06-15 Wendell Meredith Stanley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1904)
  • 1971-06-18 Thomas Gomez, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1971-06-30 Herbert Biberman, Jewish American screenwriter and film director (b. 1900)
  • 1971-07-03 Renie Riano, English-born American actress dies after long illness at 71
  • 1971-07-04 August Derleth, American writer and editor (b. 1909)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1971-07-06 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly), dies of a heart attack at 69

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1971-07-07 Ub Iwerks, American artist, director, and cartoonist (b1901)
  • 1971-07-28 Charles E. Pont, American artist (b. 1898)
  • 1971-09-23 J. W. Alexander, American mathematician (b. 1888)
  • 1971-10-15 Sylvester Magee, last living American slave and oldest person who ever lived, dies at 130
  • 1971-10-26 Vincent Coleman, American actor (b. 1901)
  • 1971-11-16 Edie Sedgwick, American actress (Andy Warhol) and socialite, dies at 28
  • 1971-11-19 Bill Stern, American sportscaster (Saturday Night Fights), dies at 64
  • 1971-12-11 Maurice "Mac" McDonald, American fast-food pioneer (b. 1902)
  • 1971-12-30 Melba Rae, American actress (Search for Tomorrow) (b. 1922)
  • 1971-12-31 Pete Duel American actor (b. 1940)
  • 1971-12-31 Marin Sais, American actress (b. 1890)
  • 1972-01-16 Teller Ammons, American politician (b. 1895)
  • 1972-01-17 Betty Smith, American writer and singer (b. 1896)
  • 1972-01-19 Michael Rabin, American violinist (b. 1936)
  • 1972-02-02 Natalie Clifford Barney, American writer (b. 1876)
  • 1972-02-19 Tedd Pierce, American animator (b. 1906)
  • 1972-02-27 Pat Brady, American actor and singer (b. 1914)
  • 1972-03-27 Sharkey Bonano, American musician (b. 1904)
  • 1972-03-30 Gabriel Heatter, American radio commentator (b. 1890)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1972-04-07 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, murdered at his 43rd birthday party by rival mobsters

Gangster Joe Gallo
Gangster
Joe Gallo
  • 1972-04-12 C W Ceram, [Kurt Marek], German/US writer (1st American), dies at 57
  • 1972-05-04 Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1886)
  • 1972-05-13 Dan Blocker, American actor (Hoss-Bonanza), dies at 43
  • 1972-05-31 Walter Freeman, American physician (developer and practitioner of psychiatric surgery transorbital lobotomy), dies
  • 1972-07-09 Robert Weede, American baritone (b. 1903)
  • 1972-07-10 Lovie Austin, American jazz pianist (b. 1887)
  • 1972-07-21 Ralph Craig, American athlete (b. 1889)
  • 1972-07-28 Helen Traubel, American soprano, dies at 73
  • 1972-08-02 Helen Hoyt, American poet (b. 1887)
  • 1972-08-08 Andrea Feldman, American actor (b. 1948)
  • 1972-08-11 Max Theiler, South African and American virologist who developed vaccine for Yellow Fever (Nobel Prize 1951), dies at 73
  • 1972-08-14 Oscar Levant, actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), dies at 65
  • 1972-09-11 Max Fleischer, American animator (b. 1883)
  • 1972-10-17 Billy Williams, American singer (b. 1910)

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1972-10-26 Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aviation pioneer and helicopter builder, dies at 83

Aviator Igor Sikorsky
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Igor Sikorsky
  • 1972-11-07 Tod Andrews, American actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), dies at 55
  • 1972-11-14 Martin Dies, (Rep)/1st chairman of House Un-American, dies
  • 1972-11-29 Carl Stalling, American composer (b. 1888)
  • 1972-12-03 Bill Johnson, American musician (b. 1872)