Today in United States of America History (Part 13)
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Events 1201 - 1,276 of 1,276
2003-01-24 - The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
2003-03-01 - Management of the United States Customs Service and the United States Secret Service move to the United States Department of Homeland Security.
2003-03-19 - Invasion of Iraq by American and British led coalition begins without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion
2003-03-28 - In a "friendly fire" incident, two A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft from the United States Idaho Air National Guard's 190th Fighter Squadron attack British tanks participating in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, killing British soldier Matty Hull.
2003-04-14 - U.S. troops in Baghdad capture Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner the Achille Lauro in 1985.
2003-06-27 - The United States National Do Not Call Registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolls almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.
2003-07-22 - Members of 101st Airborne of the United States, aided by Special Forces, attack a compound in Iraq, killing Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay, along with Mustapha Hussein, Qusay's 14-year old son, and a bodyguard.
2003-08-14 - Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.
2004-02-26 - The United States lifts a ban on travel to Libya, ending travel restrictions to the nation that had lasted for 23 years.
2004-03-31 - In Fallujah, Iraq, 4 American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed and their bodies mutilated after being ambushed.
2004-04-24 - The United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years previously, as a reward for its cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction.
2004-04-30 - U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.
2004-05-26 - The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro 2004-10-25 - Fidel Castro, Cuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned by November 8.
2005-01-26 - Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, becoming the first African American woman to hold the post.
2005-02-15 - YouTube, the popular Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States.
2005-02-23 - Slovakia Summit 2005 begins, marking the first occasion when a sitting American President visits Slovakia; George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin are in attendance.
2005-03-23 - The United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, refuses to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube.
2005-04-02 - James Stewart Jr. becomes first African American to win a major motor sports event.
2005-05-14 - The former USS America (CV-66), a decommissioned supercarrier of the United States Navy, is deliberately sunk in the Atlantic Ocean after four weeks of live-fire exercises. She is the largest ship ever to be disposed of as a target in a military exercise.
43rd US President George W. Bush 2005-06-06 - The United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.
2005-06-19 - Michael Schumacher wins controversial Formula 1 United States Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule
2005-09-24 - Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.
2005-10-02 - NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico
2005-11-30 - John Sentamu becomes the first black archbishop in the Church of England with his enthronement as the 97th Archbishop of York.
2005-12-07 - Rigoberto Alpizar, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 924 who allegedly claimed to have a bomb, is shot and killed by a team of US federal air marshals at Miami International Airport.
2006-02-12 - A powerful winter storm blankets the Northeastern United States dumping 1 to 2 feet of snow from Washington, D.C. up to Boston, Massachusetts. The storm dumped a record 26.9 inches of snow in New York City.
Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher 2006-02-16 - The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army.
2006-03-22 - Three Christian Peacemaker Teams Hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox.
2006-04-10 - Hundreds of thousands protest H.R. 4437 (aka the "Sensenbrenner Bill") in the United States.
2006-07-31 - Fidel Castro hands over power temporarily to brother Raúl Castro. This leads to a celebration in Little Havana (La Pequeña Habana in Spanish), Miami, Florida, where many Cuban Americans participated.
2006-08-10 - Scotland Yard disrupts major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. All toiletries are banned from commercial aircraft.
2006-09-22 - The F-14 Tomcat retires from the United States Navy.
2006-10-17 - The United States population reaches 300 million.
2007-01-04 - The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
2007-02-19 - Three Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament and their driver are murdered in Guatemala.
2007-03-01 - Tornadoes swarm across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths were at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.
2007-04-16 - Virginia Tech massacre: The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, kills 32 people and injures 23 others before committing suicide.
2007-04-18 - The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision.
2007-08-29 - A United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident takes place at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base.
2007-10-17 - The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal.
2007-12-17 - Republic of Lakotah asserts independence from the United States
2007-12-19 - The Lakotah people, a Native American tribe, proclaim independence and withdraw all their treaties with the United States. They then proceed to establish the Republic of Lakotah, with an ongoing process of international recognition as a separate country.
2008-02-05 - A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States leaves at least 58 dead, the most since the May 31, 1985 outbreak that killed 88.
265th Pope Benedict XVI 2008-04-16 - Start of Papal Journey of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States
2008-04-21 - The United States Air Force retires the F-117 Nighthawk.
2008-06-10 - The Gora Prai airstrike by the United States reportedly kills 11 Pakistani paramilitary troops.
2008-08-27 - Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States
2008-09-13 - Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston and surrounding areas.
2008-11-04 - Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States
2008-12-05 - Human remains previously found in 1991 are finally identified by Russian and American scientists as those of Tsar Nicholas II.
44th US President Barack Obama 2008-12-09 - The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's election to the Presidency
2009-01-20 - Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States' first African-American president
2009-02-05 - The United States Navy guided missile cruiser Port Royal runs aground off Oahu, Hawaii, damaging the ship as well as a coral reef.
2009-05-11 - An American soldier in Iraq opened fire on a counseling center at Camp Liberty in Bagdhad, leaving 5 other US soldiers dead and 3 soldiers wounded.
2009-06-01 - General Motors files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.
2009-06-12 - TSC: All television broadcasts in the United States switch from analog NTSC to digital ATSC transmission.
2010-06-24 - Longest match in tennis history: John Isner of the U.S. defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon after 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over three days
2010-08-19 - Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait.
2010-12-22 - The repeal of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy, the 17-year-old policy banning on homosexuals serving openly in the United States military, was signed into law by President Barack Obama.
2011-04-25 - At least 300 people killed in deadliest tornado outbreak in the Southern United States since the 1974 Super Outbreak.
2011-04-27 - The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak, in United States history.
Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden 2011-05-02 - Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
2011-09-20 - The United States ends its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.
2011-10-29 - Record-breaking snowstorm in the northeastern United States leaves nearly 2 million residents without power for more than 36 hours.
2012-02-18 - Kateri Tekakwitha canonized as the first native American saint
2012-03-02 - Tornadoes kill at least 27 people in the American states of Indiana and Kentucky
2012-03-09 - Senior members of hacking group Lulz Sec are arrested, including one member of the FBI, in the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland
2012-03-30 - American Mega Millions lottery hits a world record lottery amount of 640 million dollars
2012-05-09 - United States President Barack Obama officially states his support for same sex marriage
2012-05-22 - Philip Philips is crowned the eleventh American Idol
2012-06-17 - American golfer, Webb Simpson, wins the US Open
2012-06-30 - Mid-Atlantic storms in the United States kill 13 and leave millions without power in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
2012-07-10 - The American Episcopal Church becomes the first to approve a rite for blessing gay marriages
Politician Mitt Romney 2012-08-28 - Mitt Romney is officially nominated as the United States Republican Party's candidate
2012-09-17 - United States and Japanese government officials agree to put a second missile defence system in Japan
Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 8,895
1907-09-04 - Leo Castelli, Trieste, American art dealer
1907-09-10 - Alva R. Fitch, American army officer (d. 1989)
1907-10-05 - Mrs. Miller, American singer (d. 1997)
1907-10-15 - Varian Fry, American journalist (d. 1967)
1907-10-19 - Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (d. 1962)
1907-10-20 - Arlene Francis, American television personality (d. 2001)
1907-10-22 - Henriette Wyeth, 1st lady of american art
1907-10-30 - Sol Tax, American anthropologist (d. 1995)
1907-11-19 - Jack Schaefer, American author (d. 1991)
1907-11-26 - Ruth Patrick, American botanist
1907-12-18 - Bill Holland, American auto racer (d. 1984)
1907-12-25 - Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (d. 1988)
1908-01-07 - Red Allen, American musician (d. 1967)
1908-01-12 - Clement Hurd, American illustrator (d. 1988)
1908-01-17 - Cus D'Amato, American boxing manager (d. 1985)
1908-01-27 - Oran Page, American musician (d. 1954)
1908-02-06 - Edward Lansdale, general/model (Quiet American, Ugly American)
1908-02-26 - Tex Avery, American cartoonist (d. 1980)
1908-02-28 - Billie Bird, American actress (d. 2002)
1908-02-28 - Alexander Golitzen, American art director (d. 2005)
1908-03-05 - Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)
1908-03-14 - Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft; d. 1991)
1908-03-31 - Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist (d. 1999)
1908-04-12 - Robert Lee Scott, Jr., American Air Force pilot (d. 2006)
Actress Lita Grey (1908-04-15) 1908-04-15 - Lita Grey, Hollywood California, American actress
1908-04-23 - Myron Waldman, American animator (d. 2006)
1908-04-24 - Marceline Day, American actor (d. 2000)
1908-04-30 - Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)
1908-05-09 - Mary Goldsmith, American ceramist (d. 2007)
1908-05-22 - Horton Smith. American golfer (d. 1963)
1908-06-15 - Sam Giancana, American mafioso, born in Chicago, Illinois
1908-06-18 - Nedra Volz, American actress (d. 2003)
1908-06-21 - William Frankena, American philosopher (d. 1994)
1908-06-25 - Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (d. 2000)
1908-07-03 - M. F. K. Fisher, American writer (d. 1992)
1908-07-03 - Robert B. Meyner, American politician (d. 1990)
1908-07-07 - Revilo P. Oliver, American professor (d. 1994)
1908-07-18 - Mildred Lisette Norman, American peace activist, earned the moniker Peace Pilgrim (d. 1981)
Gangster Sam Giancana (1908-06-15) 1908-07-21 - Harold "Jug" McSpaden, American professional golfer (d. 1996)
1908-07-24 - Cootie Williams, American trumpeter (d. 1985)
1908-08-06 - Will Lee, American actor (d. 1982)
1908-08-16 - William Maxwell, American novelist and editor (d. 2000)
1908-08-21 - Oversight (nom de plume), American philosopher
1908-09-06 - Paul Lavalle, Beacon NY, bandleader (Cities Service Band of America)
1908-09-10 - Waldo Wedel, American Archaeologist (d. 1996)
1908-09-15 - Penny Singleton, American actress (d. 2003)
1908-09-29 - Eddie Tolan, American athlete (d. 1967)
1908-10-09 - Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (d. 1975)
1908-10-12 - Paul Engle, American writer (d. 1991)
1908-10-14 - Ruth Hale, American playwright and actress (d. 2003)
1908-10-22 - John Gould, American humorist, essayist, and columnist (d. 2003)
1908-10-27 - Lee Krasner, American painter (d. 1984)
1908-11-04 - Stanley Cortez, New York City, American cinematographer
1908-11-08 - Martha Gellhorn, American writer (d. 1998)
1908-11-13 - C. Vann Woodward, American historian (d. 1999)
1908-11-21 - Elizabeth George Speare, American author (d. 1994)
1908-11-23 - Nelson S. Bond, American science fiction writer (d. 2006)
1908-12-14 - Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor (d. 1996)
1908-12-20 - Dennis Morgan, American actor (d. 1994)
1908-12-25 - Zora Arkus-Duntov, Belgian-American automotive engineer (d. 1996)
1909-01-08 - Evelyn Wood, American educator (d. 1995)
1909-02-16 - Richard McDonald, American fast food pioneer (d. 1998)
1909-03-09 - Derk Bodde, American sinologist (d. 2003)
1909-03-18 - Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (d. 2007)
1909-04-06 - William M. Branham, American evangelist (d. 1965)
1909-05-06 - Loyd Sigmon, American amateur ("ham") radio broadcastor (d. 2004)
1909-05-25 - Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite (d. 1970)
1909-06-07 - Virginia Apgar, American physician and childbirth specialist (d. 1974)
1909-07-01 - Bill Stern, American sportscaster (d. 1971)
1909-07-12 - Curly Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (d. 1993)
1909-07-26 - Vivian Vance, Cherryvale Kansas, American actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy) (d. 1979)
1909-08-04 - Saunders Mac Lane, American mathematician (d. 2005)
1909-08-09 - John Baur, museum director/author (American Paintings in 19th Century)
1909-08-12 - Richard Bare, American director
1909-08-17 - Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1985)
1909-08-22 - Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (d. 2000)
1909-08-26 - Jim Davis, American actor (Dallas), born in Edgerton, Missouri (d. 1981)
1909-09-26 - Bill France, Sr., American racing car driver and co-founder of NASCAR, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1992)
1909-10-07 - Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (d. 1983)
1909-10-10 - Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director
1909-10-14 - Dorothy Kingsley, American screenwriter (d. 1996)
1909-10-24 - Bill Carr, American athlete (d. 1966)
1909-11-19 - Peter Drucker, American management theorist (d. 2005)
1909-11-26 - Frances Dee, American actress (d. 2004)
1909-11-27 - James Agee, American author (African Queen, Death in Family)
1909-11-30 - Robert Nighthawk, American musician (d. 1967)
1909-12-12 - Karen Morley, American actress (d. 2003)
1909-12-19 - W.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (d. 2002)
1910-01-05 - Hugh Brannum, American actor (d. 1987)
1910-01-20 - Abram Hill, director/playwright/founder (American Negro Theater)
1910-01-28 - Verda Bryant, American author
1910-02-10 - Joyce Grenfell, actress (Pickwick Papers, Americanization of Emily)
1910-02-27 - Ted Horn, American race car driver (d. 1948)
1910-02-27 - Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aircraft engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; d. 1990)
1910-02-28 - Vincente Minnelli, director (An American in Paris, Gigi), born in Chicago, Illinois
1910-03-03 - Kittens Reichert, American silent screen child actor (d. 1990)
1910-03-28 - Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr., American Librarian (d. 2001)
1910-03-28 - Jimmie Dodd, American actor (d. 1964)
1910-04-10 - Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (d. 2004)
1910-04-22 - Norman Steenrod, American mathematician (d. 1971)
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Deaths 1201 - 1,300 of 3,925
1985-11-24 - Big Joe Turner, American singer (b. 1911)
1985-12-02 - Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (b. 1914)
1985-12-16 - Thomas Bilotti, American mafioso (b. 1940)
1985-12-22 - D. Boon, American singer and guitarist (The Minutemen) (b. 1958)
1985-12-26 - Harold P. Warren, American movie director (d. 1928)
1986-01-01 - Bruce Norris, American hockey executive (Detroit Red Wings) (b. 1924)
1986-01-02 - Bill Veeck, American baseball executive (b. 1914)
1986-01-07 - Philip D. Eastman, American children's book writer and illustrator (b. 1909)
1986-01-16 - Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author, and publisher (b. 1892)
1986-02-01 - Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (b. 1957)
1986-02-06 - Minoru Yamasaki, American architect (b. 1912)
1986-02-21 - Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer (b. 1895)
1986-02-28 - Laura Z. Hobson, American novelist (b. 1900)
1986-03-04 - Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (b. 1936)
1986-03-11 - Sonny Terry, American blues musician (b. 1911)
1986-03-22 - Mark Dinning, American singer (b. 1933)
1986-04-10 - Linda Creed, American songwriter (b. 1948)
1986-05-01 - Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1916)
1986-05-07 - Jeffrey Mylett, American actor (b. 1949
1986-05-11 - Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (b. 1910)
1986-05-19 - Jimmy Lyons, American musician (b. 1931)
1986-05-31 - James Rainwater, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
1986-06-10 - Merle Miller, American biographer (b. 1919)
1986-06-11 - Chesley Bonestell, American-born engineer, architect, and artist (b. 1888)
1986-06-17 - Kate Smith, singer (God Bless America), dies in Raleigh NC at 78
1986-07-15 - Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (b. 1923)
1986-07-21 - Ernest Maas, American screenwriter (b. 1892)
1986-08-02 - Roy Cohn, American politician (b. 1927)
1986-09-26 - Hugh Franklin, American soap opera actor (b. 1916)
1986-10-26 - Jackson Scholz, American runner (b. 1897)
1986-11-05 - Bobby Nunn, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1925)
1986-11-18 - Gia Carangi, American model (AIDS) (b. 1960)
1986-11-21 - Marcelino Sanchez, American actor (b. 1957)
1986-11-21 - Dar Robinson, American film stuntman (b. 1947)
1986-11-22 - William Bradford Huie, American writer (b. 1910)
1986-12-02 - John Curtis Gowan, American psychologist (b. 1912)
1986-12-19 - V. C. Andrews, American author (b. 1923)
1986-12-30 - Era Bell Thompson, American journalist (b. 1905)
1987-01-09 - Marion Hutton, American singer (b. 1919)
1987-01-10 - Marion Hutton, American singer and actress (b. 1919)
1987-01-21 - Charles Goodell, American politician (b. 1926)
1987-02-04 - Carl Rogers, American psychologist (b. 1902)
1987-03-17 - Santo Trafficante, Jr., American gangster (b. 1914)
1987-03-27 - Lloyd Goodrich, American Arts Museum director, dies at 90
1987-04-04 - C.L. Moore, American writer (b. 1911)
1987-04-12 - Mike Von Erich, American wrestler
1987-05-19 - James Tiptree, Jr, American author (b. 1915)
1987-05-27 - John Howard Northrop, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1891)
1987-06-21 - Madman Muntz, American entrepreneur, businessman, electrical engineer, TV commercial actor (b. 1914)
1987-07-11 - Yaakov Yitzchak Ruderman, American Rosh Yeshiva (b. 1901)
1987-08-10 - I W Able, CEO (United Steel Workers of America, 1965-77), dies at 87
1987-08-27 - Scott La Rock, American DJ (Boogie Down Productions) (b. 1962)
1987-08-29 - Archie Campbell, American country music comedian (b. 1914)
1987-09-06 - Quinn Martin, American television producer (b. 1922)
1987-09-16 - Howard Moss, American poet, dramatist, and critic (b. 1922)
1988-01-03 - Joie Chitwood, American racedriver & Daredevil (b. 1912)
1988-01-11 - Florence Knapp, American, one-time oldest person in the world (b. 1873)
1988-04-28 - B. W. Stevenson, American country singer (b. 1949)
1988-05-05 - Michael Shaara, American author (b. 1928)
1988-06-07 - Vernon Washington, American actor (b. 1927)
1988-06-19 - Gladys Spellman, American. Congresswoman (b. 1918)
1988-07-08 - Ray Barbuti, American athlete (b. 1905)
1988-07-27 - Frank Zamboni, American inventor (b. 1901)
1988-08-02 - Joe Carcione, American consumer advocate (b. 1914)
1988-08-21 - Ray Eames, American designer, artist and architect (b. 1912)
1988-09-11 - John Sylvester White, American actor (b. 1919)
1988-09-21 - Glenn Robert Davis, member of United States Congress (b. 1914
1988-10-19 - Son House, American musician (b. 1902)
1988-10-30 - T. Hee, American animator (b. 1911)
1988-12-12 - Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano, American Mafia figure (b. 1917)
1988-12-16 - Sylvester, American singer (b. 1948)
1988-12-26 - Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (b. 1907)
1989-01-10 - Herbert Morrison, American radio reporter (b. 1905)
1989-01-21 - Billy Tipton, American musician (b. 1914)
1989-02-01 - Elaine de Kooning, American artist (b. 1918)
1989-02-13 - Wayne Hays, American politician (b. 1911)
1989-02-14 - James Bond, American ornithologist (b. 1900)
1989-02-26 - Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player, dies at 78
Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes (1989-03-04) 1989-03-04 - Tiny Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (b. 1916)
1989-03-11 - James Kee, American politician (b. 1917)
1989-03-11 - John J. McCloy, United States Secretary of War (b. 1895)
1989-04-15 - Nesuhi Ertegün, American record executive (b. 1917)
1989-05-10 - Woody Shaw, American jazz musician (b. 1944)
1989-05-15 - Johnny Green, American songwriter (b. 1908)
1989-05-29 - John Cipollina, American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (b. 1943)
1989-06-12 - Lou Monte, American singer (b. 1917)
1989-06-18 - I. F. Stone, American journalist (b. 1907)
1989-07-02 - Franklin Schaffner, American film director (b. 1920)
1989-07-23 - Donald Barthelme, American author (b. 1931)
1989-07-25 - Steve Rubell, American night club owner (b. 1943)
1989-07-30 - Lane Frost, American bull rider (b. 1963)
Physicist William Shockley (1989-08-12) 1989-08-12 - William Shockley, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)
1989-08-30 - Seymour Krim, American journalist, essayist, and literary critic (b. 1922)
1989-09-01 - Tadeusz Sendzimir, American inventor (b. 1894)
1989-09-15 - Robert Penn Warren, American writer (b. 1905)
1989-09-19 - Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (b. 1923)
1989-09-20 - Richie Ginther, American racing driver (b. 1930)
1989-09-22 - Irving Berlin, composer (God Bless America), dies at 101
1989-09-29 - Gussie Busch, American brewing magnate (b. 1899)
1989-10-04 - Secretariat, American race horse (b. 1970)