United States of America in History (Part 13)

Historical Events

Events 1201 - 1,300 of 1,694

  • 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.
  • 1983-01-17 10th American Music Awards: John Cougar & Rick Springfield, Olivia Newton-John

MurderMurder of Interest

1983-01-20 American gangster Roy DeMeo is found murdered in his car trunk after disappearing a few days earlier

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Gangster
Roy DeMeo
  • 1983-02-23 The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to buy out and evacuate the dioxin-contaminated community of Times Beach, Missouri.
  • 1983-04-18 87th Boston Marathon: Greg Meyer of United States 1st man in 2:09:00 and Joan Benoit of United States 1st woman in 2:22:43
  • 1983-06-21 Stephanie Kay Ashmore, of Alabama, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1983-07-21 US announces Lebanon freed American hostage David Dodge
  • 1983-07-24 Sonya Robinson, (Milwaukee), 23, crowned 16th Miss Black America
  • 1983-08-30 Guion Bluford becomes 1st African-American astronaut in space
  • 1983-09-04 Greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship
  • 1983-09-17 Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st black
  • 1983-09-26 Australia II wins America's Cup yacht race - 1st non-US winner
  • 1983-10-01 Denise Wallace, 18, of Virginia, crowned Miss Teen of America
  • 1983-10-08 MLB American League Championship: Baltimore Orioles beat Chicago White Sox, 3 games to 1
  • 1983-11-20 "Marilyn: An American Fable" opens at Minskoff NYC for 16 performances
  • 1983-12-03 "Marilyn: An American Fable" closes at Minskoff NYC after 16 performances
  • 1983-12-31 Benjamin Ward appointed 1st African American NY City Police Commissioner by Mayor Ed Koch

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984-01-14 Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand

Pop Star Madonna
Pop Star
Madonna

Music awardsMusic Awards

1984-01-16 11th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar & Michael Jackson win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1984-02-16 Bill Johnson becomes 1st American to win Olympic downhill skiing gold
  • 1984-03-07 The United States attacks San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua.
  • 1984-04-16 Pulitzer prize awarded to Mary Oliver for "American Primitive"
  • 1984-06-20 Amber Kvanli, of Minnesota, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1984-06-25 Lydia Garrett, 24, crowned 17th Miss Black America
  • 1984-07-20 Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America
  • 1984-07-23 Suzette Charles (NJ), 21, replaces Williams as 57th Miss America 1984
  • 1984-07-23 Vanessa Williams, 1st African American Miss America, resigns due to posing nude
  • 1984-09-15 Sharlene Wells (Utah), 20, crowned 58th Miss America 1985
  • 1984-10-05 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 0
  • 1984-11-02 Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962.
  • 1984-11-18 The Soviet Union helps deliver American wheat during the Ethiopian famine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984-11-28 Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States.

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
  • 1985-01-14 16 indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees

Music awardsMusic Awards

1985-01-28 12th American Music Awards: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win

  • 1985-04-15 89th Boston Marathon: Geoff Smith of Great Britain 1st man in 2:14:05 and Lisa Larsen Weidenbach of United States 1st woman in 2:34:06
  • 1985-05-31 1985 United States-Canadian tornado outbreak: Forty-one tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Ontario, leaving 76 dead.
  • 1985-05-31 Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) became a Schedule I drug in the United States.
  • 1985-06-09 American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped & held hostage in Lebanon
  • 1985-06-21 American, Brazilian & West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele
  • 1985-07-21 Amina Fakir (Detroit), 23, crowned 18th Miss Black America
  • 1985-07-30 Valerie Lowrance, of Texas, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1985-09-14 Susan Akin (Miss), 21, crowned 59th Miss America 1986
  • 1985-10-16 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 3
  • 1985-12-20 Position of American Poet Laureate established (Robert Warren is 1st)
  • 1986-01-01 72nd Rose Bowl: #13 UCLA beats #4 Iowa, 45-28; Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game.
  • 1986-01-11 1st African American Lieutenant Governor since reconstruction sworn in - Douglas Wilder of Virginia

Music awardsMusic Awards

1986-01-27 13th American Music Awards: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • 1986-02-27 The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis.
  • 1986-04-15 The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon against Libya.
  • 1986-05-06 Donald E Pelotte becomes 1st native American bishop
  • 1986-05-25 Hands Across America - 6.5 million people hold hands from California to NY
  • 1986-09-13 Kellye Cash (Tenn), 21, crowned 60th Miss America 1987
  • 1986-09-13 11th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Decline of the American Empire" directed by Denys Arcand wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1986-10-04 Rachel Oliver (Mass), 20, crowned 19th Miss Black America
  • 1986-10-15 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat California Angels, 4 games to 3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986-12-17 American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski is arrested at a roadblock

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • 1987-01-26 14th American Music Awards: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie & Alabama
  • 1987-02-03 SD Yacht Club celebrates return of America's Cup
  • 1987-02-04 Stars & Stripes beats Australia's Kookaburra 3, sweeps America's Cup
  • 1987-02-07 Dennis Conner & Stars & Stripes bring the America's Cup back to US
  • 1987-02-20 David Hartman quits ABC's "Good Morning America" after 11 years
  • 1987-03-09 Chrysler Corp offered to buy American Motors Corp for $1 billion
  • 1987-04-28 American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987-05-19 1st American Comedy Award: Johnny Carson & Betty White

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
  • 1987-06-20 Chuti Tiu, 17, of Wisconsin, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1987-08-01 Nurse Mary R Stout chosen chairperson of Vietnam Veterans of America
  • 1987-08-07 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala
  • 1987-09-19 Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Mich), 24, crowned 61st Miss America
  • 1987-10-12 MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 1
  • 1987-11-15 Leile McBridge (Denver), crowned Miss Black America
  • 1987-12-02 Jennifer Steele, 17, of Colorado becomes Miss Teen of America [Approx]
  • 1988-01-25 15th American Music Awards: Anita Baker, Paul Simon & Whitney Houston
  • 1988-03-15 Eugene Marino of Atlanta, appointed 1st African American archbishop
  • 1988-04-06 African American polar explorer Matthew Henson buried next to R Peary in Arlington National Cemetery
  • 1988-05-05 Eugene A Marino installed as 1st African American archbishop
  • 1988-05-14 Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver going the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • 1988-06-06 George H. W. Bush makes campaign promise to support reparations for WW II to Japanese-American internees (promise broken, May 1989)
  • 1988-06-12 Andy Hampton is 1st American to win Round of Italy
  • 1988-06-25 Kristen Logan, 17, of Mississippi, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1988-08-04 Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II
  • 1988-09-09 US Stars & Stripes H3 defeats NZ's KZ-1 at the 27th America's Cup: NZ appeal in court but eventually lose
  • 1988-09-10 Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson (Minn), 22, crowned 62nd Miss America 1989
  • 1988-10-09 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • 1988-10-19 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel
  • 1988-12-06 Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1989-01-15 10th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins the Golden CableACE for "Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam"
  • 1989-01-29 Episcopal Church of the United States appoints Barbara Harris as its first female bishop

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Rock Vocalist George Michael
Rock Vocalist
George Michael
  • 1989-01-30 The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes.
  • 1989-02-03 Baseball's National League announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will its 1st African American President
  • 1989-02-10 Ron Brown chosen 1st African American chairman of a major US party (Democrats)
  • 1989-03-01 The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 1989-03-27 1st African American soap opera, "Generations" premieres on NBC-TV
  • 1989-03-28 New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars & Stripes, in a NY court
  • 1989-04-07 NY Supreme Court takes America's Cup away from SD Yacht Club for using a catamaran against NZ. Appeals court eventually overrules
  • 1989-05-23 3rd American Comedy Award: Paula Poundstone
  • 1989-07-22 Kristin Huxhold, 18, of Missouri, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1989-07-23 FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 10,249


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)
  • 1897-11-27 Vito Genovese, American mafioso (d. 1969)
  • 1897-12-02 Rewi Alley, NZ, writer (Americans in China)
  • 1897-12-05 Nunnally Johnson, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1977)
  • 1897-12-18 Fletcher Henderson, American arranger and composer (d. 1952)
  • 1898-01-06 Charles E. Pont, American artist (d. 1971)
  • 1898-01-09 Wally Baker, American supercentenarian
  • 1898-01-16 Margaret Booth, American film editor (d. 2002)
  • 1898-02-07 Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
  • 1898-02-15 Allen Woodring, American runner (d. 1982)
  • 1898-03-18 Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (d. 1960)
  • 1898-04-01 William James Sidis, American genius (d. 1944)
  • 1898-04-04 Agnes Ayres, American actress (d. 1940)
  • 1898-05-06 Jascha Horenstein, Kiev Russian Empire, Russian-born American conductor
  • 1898-05-23 Scott O'Dell, American author (d. 1989)
  • 1898-05-25 Gene Tunney, American boxer, world heavyweight boxing champion (1926-30), born in New York City (d. 1978)
  • 1898-06-19 James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (d. 1968)
  • 1898-06-21 Donald C. Peattie, American botanist and writer (d. 1964)
  • 1898-06-25 Kay (Katherine Linn) Sage, Albany New York, American painter and poet
  • 1898-07-14 A. B. "Happy" Chandler, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1991)
  • 1898-07-22 Stephen Vincent BenĂ©t, American author (d. 1943)
  • 1898-07-23 Jacob Marschak, American economist (d. 1977)
  • 1898-07-28 Lawrence Gray, American actor (d. 1970)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1898-08-10 Jack Haley [John Joseph], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Ford Star Revue), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Actor Jack Haley
Actor
Jack Haley
  • 1898-08-30 Shirley Booth, American actress (Hazel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1898-09-10 Waldo Semon, American inventor (d. 1999)
  • 1898-09-16 H.A. Rey, American children's author, creator of "Curious George" (d. 1977)
  • 1898-09-22 Katherine Alexander, American actress (d. 1981)
  • 1898-09-25 Robert Brackman American artist (d. 1980)
  • 1898-10-03 Leo McCarey, American film director (d. 1969)
  • 1898-11-09 Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1953-1964), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1898-12-05 Grace Moore, Slabtown, Tennessee, American soprano (One Night of Love)
  • 1898-12-24 Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (d. 1959)
  • 1898-12-30 Vincent Lopez, American orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1899-01-17 Al Capone, American gangster (Chicago bootlegging), born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone
  • 1899-01-21 Lido Manetti [Arnold Kent], Italian-born American actor (Quo Vardis), born in Florence (d. 1928)
  • 1899-01-30 Max Theiler, South African and American virologist who developed vaccine for Yellow Fever (Nobel Prize 1951), born in Pretoria (d. 1972)
  • 1899-02-22 George O'Hara, American actor (d. 1966)
  • 1899-02-23 Norman Taurog, American film director (Skippy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • 1899-02-27 Charles Herbert Best, Washington County, Maine, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin)
  • 1899-03-13 John Van Vleck, Middletown Connecticut, American Physicist, Mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism
  • 1899-03-15 George Brent, American film actor (d. 1979)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1899-03-27 Gloria Swanson, American actress (Sunset Boulevard, Queen Kelly), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1899-03-28 Harold B. Lee, American religious leader (d. 1973)
  • 1899-03-28 August Anheuser Busch, Jr., brewing magnate and American baseball executive (d. 1989)
  • 1899-04-09 James Smith McDonnell, American aviator and engineer, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1899-04-19 George O'Brien, American actor (d. 1985)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1899-04-27 Leo Diegel, American golfer (two-time PGA Champion), born in Detroit, Michigan

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1899-04-29 Duke Ellington, American bandleader, composer and pianist (Take the A Train), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1974)

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 1899-05-08 Arthur Q. Bryan, American voice actor (d. 1959)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1899-06-08 Noel Wien, American aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska), born in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin (d. 1977)

Aviation Pioneer Noel Wien
Aviation Pioneer
Noel Wien
  • 1899-06-16 Helen Traubel, American soprano, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1899-06-27 Juan Trippe, American airline entrepreneur (d. 1981)
  • 1899-06-30 Madge Bellamy [Margaret Derden Philpott], Hillsboro, Texas, American actress (White Zombie, The Iron Horse)
  • 1899-07-10 John Gilbert, American actor (d. 1936)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1899-07-11 E. B. White, American writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1985)

Writer E. B. White
Writer
E. B. White
  • 1899-07-16 Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st African American female district attorney (NY)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1899-07-17 James Cagney, American actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy), born in New York City

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1899-07-21 Ernest Hemingway, American author ('for whom the bell tolled... ', Nobel 1954), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1961)

  • 1899-08-01 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Boston Symphony 1969-71), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1899-08-07 Rennie Riano, English-born American actress, born in London (d. 1971)
  • 1899-09-11 Jimmie Davis, Quitman, Louisiana, American singer and songwriter (You Are My Sunshine)
  • 1899-09-20 Elliott Nugent, American director (And So They Were Married), born in Dover, Ohio (d. 1980)
  • 1899-10-01 Ernest Haycox, American writer (d. 1950)
  • 1899-11-24 Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (d. 1966)
  • 1900-01-04 James Bond, American ornithologist (d. 1989)
  • 1900-01-09 Richard Halliburton, American adventurer (presumed dead 1939)
  • 1900-01-28 Alice Neel, American artist (d. 1984)
  • 1900-01-31 Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer, born in NYC, New York City (d. 1982)
  • 1900-02-02 Carroll Righter, American columnist and astrologer to the stars, born in Salem, New Jersey (d. 1988)
  • 1900-02-26 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (How to Marry a Millionaire), born in Craiova, Dolj (d. 1993)
  • 1900-03-04 Herbert Biberman, American screenwriter (d. 1971)
  • 1900-03-09 Howard Aiken, American computing pioneer (d. 1973)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1900-04-05 Spencer Tracy, American actor (Woman of the Year, Adam's Rib), born in Milwaukee (d. 1967)

  • 1900-04-26 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1987)
  • 1900-05-14 Hal Borland, American author (d. 1978)
  • 1900-05-28 Tommy Ladnier, American musician (d. 1939)
  • 1900-06-11 Lawrence E Spivak, American news panelist (Meet the Press), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1900-06-30 Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic Gold 1924, 1928, 1932), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1900-07-06 Frederica Sagor Maas, American playwright and screen writer (d. 2012)
  • 1900-07-07 Earle E. Partridge, United States Air Force general (d. 1990)
  • 1900-07-10 Mitchell Parish, American lyricist (d. 1993)
  • 1900-07-13 George Lewis, American musician (d. 1969)
  • 1900-07-29 Don Redman, American jazz musician and orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times), born in Piedmont, West Virginia (d. 1964)
  • 1900-07-31 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, born in Posen (d. 1974)
  • 1900-08-02 Helen Morgan [Riggins], Danville, Illinois, American singer/actress (Applause, Show Boat)
  • 1900-08-06 Cecil H. Green, American geophysicist (d. 2003)
  • 1900-08-11 Charles William Paddock, Texas, American athlete and 100m record breaker (Olympic-2 gold-1920) (d. 1943)
  • 1900-08-11 Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (d. 1994)
  • 1900-08-18 Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist (d. 1964)
  • 1900-08-23 Malvina Reynolds, American folk singer/songwriter (d. 1978)
  • 1900-09-11 D. W. Brooks, American farmer and businessman (d. 1999)
  • 1900-09-17 John Willard Marriott, American hotelier (d. 1985)
  • 1900-09-19 Ricardo Cortez [Jacob Krantz], American actor and director (The Maltese Falcon), born in NYC, New York
  • 1900-09-22 William Spratling, American silversmith (d. 1967)
  • 1900-09-22 Paul H. Emmett, American chemical engineer (d. 1985)
  • 1900-09-24 Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1955)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 1201 - 1,300 of 5,059

  • 1972-12-03 Bill Johnson, American musician (b. 1872)
  • 1972-12-05 Kenny Dorham [McKinley], American jazz trumpeter, dies at 48
  • 1972-12-09 Louella Parsons, American gossip columnist (b. 1881)
  • 1972-12-23 Abraham Joshua Heschel, Polish-born Jewish American rabbi and theologian dies in New York aged 65
  • 1973-01-15 Coleman Francis, American film director (b. 1919)
  • 1973-01-23 Kid Ory, American jazz trombonist (b. 1886)
  • 1973-01-26 Jay C. Higginbotham, American musician (b. 1906)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1973-02-18 Frank Costello, American gangster, dies of a heart attack at 82

Gangster Frank Costello
Gangster
Frank Costello
  • 1973-02-23 Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1895)
  • 1973-03-06 Pearl S[ydenstricker] Buck, American author (Good Earth - Nobel Prize 1938), dies at 80
  • 1973-03-10 Eugene 'Bull' Connor, American segregationist (b. 1897)
  • 1973-04-02 Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor
  • 1973-05-04 Jane Bowles, American writer and playwright, dies at 56
  • 1973-05-11 Lex Barker, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 1973-05-12 Art Pollard, American racecar driver (b. 1927)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1973-06-04 Arna Bontemps, American poet (Harlem Renaissance), dies of heart attack at 72 in Nashville

  • 1973-07-12 Lon Chaney Jr, American actor (Wolfman), dies after long illness at 67
  • 1973-07-14 Clarence White, American guitarist (Byrds), killed by a drunk driver at 29
  • 1973-07-20 Robert Smithson, American land artist (b. 1938)
  • 1973-07-30 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, dies at 72
  • 1973-08-06 Memphis Minnie, American blues musician, dies at 76
  • 1973-08-17 Paul Williams, American musician (The Temptations), commits suicide at 32
  • 1973-09-02 Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910)
  • 1973-09-16 Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist, dies at 74
  • 1973-09-19 Bobby Gilbert, American actor (Some Like It Hot,The Rebel Set), dies of hepatitis at 75
  • 1973-10-14 Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (b. 1897)
  • 1973-10-18 Margaret Caroline Anderson, American magazine publisher (b. 1886)
  • 1973-11-21 Thomas Pelly, American politician (b. 1902)
  • 1973-11-24 John Neihardt, American writer (b. 1881)
  • 1973-11-27 Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1887)
  • 1973-12-03 Emile Christian, American musician (b. 1895)
  • 1974-02-22 Samuel Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (b. 1930)
  • 1974-02-23 Harry Ruby, American composer and writer (b. 1895)
  • 1974-03-01 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (b. 1935)
  • 1974-03-05 Billy De Wolfe, American actor (b. 1907)
  • 1974-03-20 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, African American advocate in Virginia, dies at 83
  • 1974-03-28 Arthur Crudup, American blues singer and guitarist, dies of heart attack at 68
  • 1974-04-11 Curt Conway, American actor, dies at 58

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1974-04-30 Agnes Moorehead, American actress (Endora-Bewitched), dies of uterine cancer at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1974-05-13 Denny Shute, American golfer, dies at 69

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1974-05-24 Duke Ellington, American musician, dies of cancer at 75

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 1974-06-30 Vannevar Bush, American engineer and politician (b. 1890)
  • 1974-07-14 Carl Spaatz, American World War II general and 1st Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, dies at 83
  • 1974-08-03 Erik Darling, American folk musician (Rooftop Singers), dies at 74
  • 1974-08-06 Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1925)
  • 1974-08-19 Rodger Davies, United States ambassador to Cyprus, murdered at 53 by Greek Cypriot gunmen during a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia
  • 1974-08-24 Alexander de Seversky, Russian-American aviation pioneer (b. 1894)
  • 1974-08-31 William Pershing Benedict, American pilot
  • 1974-09-03 Harry Partch, American composer (b. 1901)
  • 1974-09-21 Walter Brennan, American actor (Real McCoys, At Gun Point), dies at 80
  • 1974-11-08 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", American Rhythm and Blues singer-songwriter, dies at 60
  • 1974-11-19 George Brunies, American musician (b. 1902)
  • 1974-11-29 James J. Braddock, American heavyweight boxer (b. 1905)
  • 1974-11-30 Bert Gordon [Barney Gorodetsky], American comedian, dies at 79

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1974-12-14 Walter Lippmann, American journalist (Public Opinion), dies at 85

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann
  • 1974-12-27 Amy Vanderbilt, American authority on etiquette, dies of multiple fractures of the skull at 66
  • 1975-01-18 Gertrude Olmstead, American silent film actress, dies at 77
  • 1975-01-19 Thomas Hart Benton, American painter dies at 85 (b. 1889)
  • 1975-01-27 Bill Walsh, American producer and writer (b. 1913)
  • 1975-02-03 William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (b. 1873)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan
  • 1975-02-04 Howard Hill, American archer (b. 1899)
  • 1975-02-16 Morgan Taylor, American athlete (b. 1903)
  • 1975-02-16 Norman Treigle, American bass-baritone (b. 1927)
  • 1975-03-09 Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (b. 1888)
  • 1975-03-16 Richard W. DeKorte, American politician (b. 1936)
  • 1975-04-11 Dorothy Patten, American actress, dies at 70
  • 1975-04-14 Fredric March, American actor (Inherit the Wind), dies of prostate cancer at 77
  • 1975-05-18 Leroy Anderson, American composer, dies at 66
  • 1975-05-30 Steve Prefontaine, American runner (5K 1972 Olympics 4th), dies in a car accident at 24
  • 1975-06-03 Ozzie Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies at 69

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Gangster Sam Giancana
Gangster
Sam Giancana
  • 1975-06-29 Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter, dies at 28 of a heroin overdose
  • 1975-07-06 Ruffian, American racehorse (b. 1972)
  • 1975-07-07 Barbara Brown, American actress dies at 73
  • 1975-07-07 Ruffian, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1972)
  • 1975-07-11 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, dies at 89
  • 1975-07-19 Lefty Frizzell, American country music singer and songwriter (b. 1928)
  • 1975-08-29 Leland T. Weed, American singer and actor, dies at 74
  • 1975-09-25 Bob Considine, newscaster (Tonight! America After Dark), dies at 68
  • 1975-10-21 Charles Reidpath, American athlete (b. 1887)
  • 1975-10-28 Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (b. 1932)
  • 1975-11-05 Edward Lawrie Tatum, American geneticist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1909)
  • 1975-11-05 Lionel Trilling, American critic and writer (b. 1905)
  • 1975-11-10 Ernest M. McSorley, American ship captain (b. 1912)
  • 1975-11-19 Roger D. Branigin, American politician (b. 1902)
  • 1975-12-01 Anna E. Roosevelt, American radio personality (b. 1906)
  • 1975-12-07 Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic Gold 1924, 1928, 1932), dies at 75
  • 1975-12-11 Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (b. 1908)
  • 1975-12-17 [Theodore Roosevelt] Hound Dog Taylor, American Chicago blues guitarist and singer, dies of lung cancer at 60
  • 1975-12-24 Bernard Herrmann, American composer, dies of heart attack at 64
  • 1975-12-29 Euell Gibbons, American outdoorsman and proponent of natural diets (b. 1911).
  • 1976-01-28 Chris Kenner, American R&B singer-songwriter (I Like it Like That), dies at 46
  • 1976-01-31 Ernesto Miranda, American litigant (b. 1941)
  • 1976-02-01 George Whipple, American scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1878)
  • 1976-02-05 Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley and His Comets) (b. 1926)
  • 1976-02-11 Lee J Cobb, American actor (12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), dies at 64
  • 1976-03-07 Wright Patman, American politician (b. 1893)
  • 1976-03-31 Paul Strand, American photographer (b. 1890)
  • 1976-04-06 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (b. 1903)