United States of America in History (Part 12)

Historical Events

Events 1101 - 1,200 of 1,700

  • 1975-05-25 Joanne Carner wins LPGA American DefenderGolf Classic
  • 1975-06-10 Rockefeller panel reports on 300,000 illegal CIA files on Americans
  • 1975-06-26 Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.
  • 1975-09-06 Tawny Elaine Godin (NY), 18, crowned 48th Miss America 1976
  • 1975-09-29 Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush becomes American television's first African-American weathercaster.
  • 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.
  • 1975-12-25 Pardis Sabeti, Iranian-American biologist and geneticist, born in Tehran, Iran
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 10,259

  • 1894-10-07 Del Lord, American director (d. 1970)
  • 1894-10-12 Charles Hodge, California, NYU professor (Answers for Americans)
  • 1894-10-18 H. L. Davis, American author (d. 1960)
  • 1894-10-20 Olive Thomas, American actress (d. 1920)
  • 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 'Machine Gun' Kelly
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)

Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart
Aviation Pioneer
Amelia Earhart
  • 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)
  • 1897-08-31 Frederic March [Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel], Racine, Wisconsin, American actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Best Years of Our Lives)
  • 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)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 5,060

  • 1969-08-10 Leno LaBianca, American businessman (murdered) (b. 1925)
  • 1969-08-10 Rosemary LaBianca, American housewife (murdered) (b. 1930)
  • 1969-09-03 John Lester, American cricketer (b. 1871)
  • 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, killed 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