United States of America in History (Part 14)

Historical Events

Events 1301 - 1,400 of 1,700

  • 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)
  • 1989-07-24 Paula Gwynn, 22, crowned 21st Miss Black America
  • 1989-09-16 Debbye Turner (Mont), 23, crowned 63rd Miss America 1990
  • 1989-09-17 NYC court of appeals overturns lower court decision & returns America's Cup back to US (from NZ)
  • 1989-09-19 Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)
  • 1989-10-08 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
  • 1989-10-21 Betram Lee & Peter Bynoe purchase the Denver Nuggets for $65m - 1st African American owners of a major sports team,
  • 1989-11-07 NYC elects it's 1st African American mayor (David Dinkins) & 1st female comptroller (Elizabeth Holtzman)
  • 1989-11-08 Douglas Wilder elected 1st African American Governor of Virginia and any state since reconstruction

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989-12-17 The Simpsons, America's longest-running sitcom debuts

Cartoonist Matt Groening
Cartoonist
Matt Groening
  • 1990-01-01 David Dinkins sworn in as 1st African American mayor of New York City
  • 1990-01-13 1st elected African American Governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia)

Music awardsMusic Awards

1990-01-22 17th American Music Awards: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • 1990-01-26 Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking African American female in a major-league front office)
  • 1990-03-01 Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
  • 1990-03-03 Carole Gist (20) is the 1st African American to be crowned Miss USA in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1990-03-10 4th American Comedy Award: When Harry Met Sally
  • 1990-03-27 The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
  • 1990-04-26 NY court of appeals ends 2½ year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case
  • 1990-05-02 "Some Americans Abroad" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 62 performances
  • 1990-05-24 A car carrying American Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney explodes in Oakland, California, critically injuring both.
  • 1990-06-17 "Some Americans Abroad" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 62 performances
  • 1990-07-14 Sara Martin, of Illinois, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1990-07-23 Rosie Jones (St Louis), 26, crowned 22nd Miss Black America

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-07-26 US President George H. W. Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1990-08-16 Iraq orders 4000 Britons & 2500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq
  • 1990-08-27 52 Americans arrive in Turkey from Iraq

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-08-29 Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1990-09-07 Marjorie Judith Vincent (Ill), 25, crowned 64th Miss America 1991
  • 1990-09-26 Motion Picture Association of America creates new NC-17 rating
  • 1990-10-10 American Petroleum Institute (API) reports crude inventories dropped by more than 4 MMB in the last week
  • 1990-10-10 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • 1990-11-04 US Secretary of State James Baker visits American troops in Saudi Arabia
  • 1990-12-09 23rd NAACP Image Awards: "Coming to America" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Music awardsMusic Awards

1991-01-28 18th American Music Awards: M C Hammer & Janet Jackson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991-02-04 Alex Trebek becomes first person to host three American game shows at the same time (Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration, To Tell the Truth)

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • 1991-02-05 All American Bowl ends after 14 years
  • 1991-03-04 Bank of Credit & Commerce Intl divests itself of 1st American Bank
  • 1991-03-08 Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists & 2 American soldiers it captured
  • 1991-03-09 5th American Comedy Award: Dennis Wolfberg
  • 1991-04-22 Shalom America (Jewish cable network) is launched in Brooklyn & Queens
  • 1991-05-19 Willy T. Ribbs becomes 1st African American driver to make Indianapolis 500
  • 1991-06-08 Warren Schutte, is 1st non American to win NCAA Div 1 golf title
  • 1991-06-26 Amy Elizabeth Goodman, of California, crowned America's Junior Miss

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1991-07-18 Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1991-07-19 Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)
  • 1991-07-20 Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant
  • 1991-07-21 Sharmell Sullivan (Gary Indiana), 20, crowned 23rd Miss Black America
  • 1991-07-28 Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley
  • 1991-08-06 Debbie Doom (US) pitches 2nd consecutive perfect game in women's softball at the Pan American Games, beats Nicaragua, 8-0
  • 1991-09-13 Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts
  • 1991-09-14 Carolyn Suzanne Sapp (Hawaii), 24, crowned 65th Miss America 1992
  • 1991-10-13 MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
  • 1991-11-14 American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.
  • 1991-12-02 Muslim Shi'ites release American hostage Joseph Cicippio held in Lebanon
  • 1991-12-04 Pan American World Airways ceased operations
  • 1992-01-26 Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect
  • 1992-01-27 19th American Music Awards: C & C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win
  • 1992-03-28 6th American Comedy Award: Cathy Ladman, Judy Watkins, Billy Crystal
  • 1992-04-13 American Airlines reduce its 1st-class fares 20%-50%
  • 1992-05-09 America Cup finals begin in San Diego
  • 1992-05-16 America's Cup: America Team USA defeats Il Moro di Venezia 4-1 to win in San Diego
  • 1992-06-01 America West Arena opens in Phoenix
  • 1992-07-19 Ebony P Warren, crowned 24th Miss Black America

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992-09-12 Mae Jemison is the 1st African American woman to go into space (aboard Endeavour STS-47)

Astronaut and Physician Mae Jemison
Astronaut and Physician
Mae Jemison
  • 1992-09-20 Leanza Cornett (Florida), 21, crowned 66th Miss America 1993
  • 1992-10-14 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 2
  • 1992-11-03 Carol Moseley Brown elected first African American woman in US Senate
  • 1992-11-07 1st NBA game at America West Arena, Phoenix Suns beat Clippers 111-105
  • 1993-01-05 Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the first legal hanging in America since 1965).

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993-01-25 20th American Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993-02-28 7th American Comedy Award: Jerry Seinfeld

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian
Jerry Seinfeld
  • 1993-05-04 "Angels in America-Millennium Approaches" opens at Kerr for 367 performances
  • 1993-06-06 47th Tony Awards: Angels in America & Kiss of the Spider Woman win
  • 1993-06-26 Rebecca Jones, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1993-07-04 Pilar Fort crowned 25th Miss Black America
  • 1993-09-18 Kimberly Clarice Aiken (SC), 18, crowned 67th Miss America 1994
  • 1993-09-19 Kimberly Clarice Aiken, 18, Miss SC wins 67th Miss America
  • 1993-10-12 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2
  • 1993-10-13 Captured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew.
  • 1993-11-01 Atlantic Radio (20 radio stations) becomes American Radio Systems
  • 1993-11-20 Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
  • 1993-11-23 "Angels in America-Perestroika" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 216 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1994-02-07 21st American Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • 1994-03-07 8th American Comedy Award: Carrot Top
  • 1994-03-07 The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
  • 1994-05-28 "Cafe American" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1994-06-12 48th Tony Awards: Angels in America: Perestroika & Passion win
  • 1994-07-05 The United States announces it will no longer accept unrestricted immigration from Haiti
  • 1994-07-16 Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
  • 1994-07-23 Amy Osmond of Utah, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1994-09-17 Heather Whitestone, 21, (Ala), crowned 68th Miss America 1995
  • 1994-10-29 National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC)
  • 1994-10-31 American Eagle ATR-72 crash down at Gary, Indiana: 68 killed
  • 1994-12-04 "Angels in America-Perestroika" closes at W Kerr NYC after 216 performances
  • 1994-12-04 "Angels in America-Millennium Approach" closes at Kerr after 367 performances
  • 1994-12-13 American Eagle commuter plane crashes in NC, killing 15

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 10,259


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1900-10-03 Thomas Wolfe, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d.1938)

Novelist Thomas Wolfe
Novelist
Thomas Wolfe
  • 1900-10-13 Gerald Marks, American songwriter (All of Me) (d. 1997)
  • 1900-10-17 Jean Arthur, New York, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington) (d. 1991)
  • 1900-11-05 Martin Dies, Jr., American politician (d. 1972)
  • 1900-11-13 Edward Buzzell, American film director (d. 1985)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1900-11-14 Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring) (d. 1990), born in Brooklyn, New York

Composer Aaron Copland
Composer
Aaron Copland
  • 1900-11-18 George Kistiakowsky, Kiev, Ukrainian-American Chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), but later opposed nuclear weapons

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1900-12-06 Agnes Moorehead, Clinton, Massachusetts, American actress (Endora-Bewitched)

  • 1900-12-09 Albert Weisbord, American labor organizer (d. 1977)
  • 1900-12-12 Sammy Davis, Sr., American dancer (d. 1988)
  • 1900-12-23 Otto Soglow, American comics artist (d. 1975)
  • 1901-01-13 A. B. Guthrie, American novelist, historian (d. 1991)
  • 1901-01-16 Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1901-02-01 Clark Gable, Cadiz Ohio, American actor (Gone With the Wind)

  • 1901-02-02 Connie Gilchrist, American actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1901-02-09 James Murray, American actor (d. 1936)
  • 1901-02-16 Vincent Coleman, American actor (d. 1971)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1901-02-28 Linus Pauling, Portland, Oregon, American chemist/peace activist (Nobel 1954, 1962)

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling
  • 1901-03-03 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), born in Milton, Massachusetts (d. 1993)
  • 1901-03-16 Edward Pawley, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1901-03-18 William H. Johnson, African-American artist of the Harlem Renaissance (d. 1970)
  • 1901-03-22 Greta Kempton, American artist (d. 1991)
  • 1901-03-24 Ub Iwerks, American cartoonist (d. 1971)
  • 1901-03-27 Carl Barks, American illustrator (d. 2000)
  • 1901-04-01 Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)
  • 1901-04-09 Paul Willis, American actor (d. 1960)
  • 1901-04-12 Lowell Stockman, American representative (d. 1962)
  • 1901-04-18 Al Lewis, American lyricist (d. 1967)
  • 1901-05-01 Heinz Eric Roemheld, American film composer (d. 1985)
  • 1901-05-05 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (d. 1959)
  • 1901-05-27 Conrad Elvehjem, McFarland, Wisconsin, USA, American biochemist and nutrition scientist (discovered niacin)
  • 1901-05-31 Alfredo Antonini, American conductor and composer (d. 1983)
  • 1901-06-08 Lena Baker, American murderer (d. 1945)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1901-06-30 Willie Sutton, American bank robber, born in Brooklyn, New York

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • 1901-07-15 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, born in Tullahoma, Tennessee (d. 1967)
  • 1901-07-23 Hank Worden, American actor and rodeo cowboy (d. 1992)
  • 1901-07-25 Lila Lee, American actress (d. 1973)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1901-08-04 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1971)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1901-08-07 Ann Harding, American actress (d. 1981)
  • 1901-08-08 Ernest Lawrence, American nuclear scientist and inventor (Cyclotron - Nobel 1939), born in Canton, South Dakota (d. 1958)
  • 1901-08-29 Sherwin Badger, American Figure Skating Champion (1920-24), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • 1901-08-30 Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist and longtime executive director of NAACP, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1981)
  • 1901-09-02 Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (d. 1977)
  • 1901-09-05 Florence Elridge, American actress (Long Days Journey into the Night), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1901-09-26 George Raft, American actor (Each Dawn I Die, Scarface, Some Like It Hot), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1901-09-29 Enrico Fermi, Italian/American nuclear physicist, gone fission/fermium (Nobel 1938), born in Rome, Italy

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • 1901-10-02 Charles Stark Draper, Windsor Missouri, American Scientist and Engineer who headed the team that invented the Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology for aircraft, space vehicles, and submarines
  • 1901-10-18 Barbara Brown, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1975)
  • 1901-10-24 Gilda Gray, Polish-born American actress and dancer (d. 1959)
  • 1901-11-11 F. Van Wyck Mason, American author (d. 1978)
  • 1901-11-25 Tibor Serly, Losonc Hungary, violinist/composer (American Elegy)
  • 1901-12-05 Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist (d. 1980)
  • 1901-12-09 Carol Dempster, American actress (d. 1991)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1901-12-16 Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead
Cultural Anthropologist
Margaret Mead
  • 1902-01-02 Barry Goldwater, American politician (d. 1998)
  • 1902-01-22 Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (d. 1970)
  • 1902-01-24 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (d. 1965)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1902-02-01 Langston Hughes, Joplin, Missouri, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto)

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • 1902-02-02 Newbold Morris, American politician (d. 1966)
  • 1902-02-06 George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1902-02-10 Walter Houser Brattain, Amoy, China, American physicist (Nobel 1956-transistor)

  • 1902-02-12 William Collier, American stage and film actor (d. 1987)
  • 1902-02-14 Thelma Ritter, American actress (Miracle on 34th Street), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1902-03-08 Louise Beavers, American actress (d. 1962)
  • 1902-03-09 Will Geer, Frankfort Indiana, American actor (Grandpa Walton-The Waltons)
  • 1902-03-27 Charles Lang, American cinematographer (d. 1998)
  • 1902-03-30 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)
  • 1902-04-04 Stanley G. Weinbaum, American science-fiction author (d. 1935)
  • 1902-05-06 Harry Golden, American journalist (d. 1981)
  • 1902-05-20 Hans Sahl, German American anti-Nazi Jewish writer, born in Dresden (d. 1993)
  • 1902-05-22 Al Simmons, American baseball outfielder (A's), lifetime batting avg of .334 (d. 1956), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1902-05-30 Stepin Fetchit, [Lincoln Perry], Fla, actor (Miracle in Harlem) 1st African American film star
  • 1902-06-06 Jimmie Lunceford, American bandleader (d. 1947)
  • 1902-06-15 Erik Erikson, Frankfurt Germany, American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who coined the phrase "identity crisis"
  • 1902-06-17 Sammy Fain, American popular music composer (d. 1989)
  • 1902-06-22 Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (d. 1950)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1902-07-04 Meyer Lansky, Russian-American mobster known as the "Mob's Accountant", born in Grodno, Belarus (d. 1983)

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Mobster
Meyer Lansky
  • 1902-07-05 Frank Waters, American writer, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • 1902-08-05 Irene Rice Pereira, Chelsea, Massachusetts, American abstract artist
  • 1902-08-06 Dutch Schultz, American bootlegger (d. 1935)
  • 1902-08-22 Thomas Pelly, American politician (d. 1973)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1902-08-24 Carlo Gambino, Italian-born American mafioso (Gambino family), born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy (d. 1976)

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Gangster
Carlo Gambino
  • 1902-09-17 Esther Ralston, Bar Harbor ME, American Venus/actress (Old Ironsides)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1902-09-26 Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], American-Italian gangster (Murder Inc), born in Tropea, Calabria, Italy (d. 1957)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1902-10-13 Arna Bontemps, Louisiana, American poet (100 years of negro freedom)

  • 1902-10-25 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1902-10-25 Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist (d. 1933)
  • 1902-11-23 Aaron Bank, American OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (d. 2004)
  • 1902-12-22 Joe Adonis, Italy, American crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ
  • 1902-12-23 Norman Maclean, American author (d. 1990)
  • 1903-01-10 Violet Wilkey, American actress (d. 1976)
  • 1903-01-27 Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (d. 1979)
  • 1903-02-04 Frank Howley, Hampton NY, Brigadier General (Answers for Americans)
  • 1903-02-12 Joseph F. Biroc, American cinematographer (d. 1996)
  • 1903-02-19 Kay Boyle, St. Paul, Minnesota, American novelist (Plagued by Nightingales)
  • 1903-02-21 Fairfax M. Cone, American advertising executive (d. 1977)
  • 1903-02-22 Robert Weede, American baritone (d. 1972)
  • 1903-02-28 Vincente Minnelli, American film director (d. 1986)
  • 1903-03-04 William C. Boyd, American immunochemist (d. 1983)
  • 1903-03-04 John Scarne, American magician (d. 1985)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 1301 - 1,400 of 5,060

  • 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)
  • 1976-04-09 Phil Ochs, American anti-war folk singer (Draft Dodger Rag), commits suicide at 35
  • 1976-04-11 Liam Dunn, American actor, dies at 59
  • 1976-06-05 Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903)
  • 1976-07-07 Walter Giesler, American soccer coach (b. 1910)
  • 1976-07-27 Ray Brennan, retired US Air Force captain, American Legion bookkeeper and the 1st American to die of "Legionnaire's Disease", dies of an apparent heart attack at 61
  • 1976-07-29 Mickey Cohen, American gangster (b. 1913)
  • 1976-09-10 Mordecai Johnson, 1st African American president of Howard U, dies at 86

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1976-10-15 Carlo Gambino, Italian-American gangster, dies of a heart attack at 74

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Gangster
Carlo Gambino
  • 1976-11-11 Alexander Calder, American sculptor (mobiles), dies at 78
  • 1976-12-28 Katharine Byron, American politician (b. 1903)
  • 1977-01-18 Yvonne Printemps, actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 81
  • 1977-02-04 Brett Halliday, American writer (b. 1904)
  • 1977-02-26 Bukka [Booker T. Washington] White, American blues guitarist, dies at 70
  • 1977-02-27 John Dickson Carr, American author (b. 1905)
  • 1977-03-11 Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist (b. 1893)
  • 1977-03-14 Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (b. 1917)
  • 1977-03-27 A. P. Hamann, American politician and city manager of San Jose, California, dies in the Tenerife airport disaster at 67
  • 1977-04-28 Ricardo Cortez, American actor and director (The Maltese Falcon), dies at 76
  • 1977-05-31 William Castle, American film director (b. 1914)
  • 1977-06-05 "Sleepy" John Estes, American Blues musician ("Drop Down Mama"), dies at 78
  • 1977-06-14 Robert Middleton, American actor (Barney-Monroes), dies at 66
  • 1977-06-22 Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu) (b. 1952)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1977-07-09 Alice Paul, American suffragist, dies at 92

Suffragist Alice Paul
Suffragist
Alice Paul

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1977-07-19 Noel Wien, American aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska), dies at 78

Aviation Pioneer Noel Wien
Aviation Pioneer
Noel Wien
  • 1977-07-20 Carter DeHaven, American actor (Courage, Great Dictator), dies at 90
  • 1977-07-20 Gary Kellgren, American music producer (b. 1939)
  • 1977-07-21 Lee Miller, American Photographer aged 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1977-08-16 Elvis Presley, American musician, dies at Graceland at 42. Official cause of death is cardiac arrhythmia

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1977-08-21 Danny Lockin, American actor/dancer, dies from bleeding to death after being stabbed 100 times
  • 1977-09-16 Maria Callas, American-born prima donna, dies in Paris at 53
  • 1977-10-11 MacKinlay Kantor, American author (b. 1904)
  • 1977-11-27 John Little McClellan, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Ark), dies at 81
  • 1977-12-10 Adolph Rupp, American basketball coach (b. 1901)
  • 1977-12-26 Howard Hawks, American director/producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface, The Big Sleep), dies at 81
  • 1978-01-10 Don Gillis, American composer (b. 1912)
  • 1978-01-23 Vic Ames, American singer (Ames Brothers), dies in a car accident at 52
  • 1978-02-16 E. Roland Harriman, American financier (b. 1895)
  • 1978-02-28 Philip Ahn, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1978-03-12 Theresa Weld Blanchard, American figure skating champion (1914, 1920-24), dies at 84
  • 1978-03-23 Bill Kenny, American singer, dies at 63
  • 1978-03-31 Charles Herbert Best, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin), dies at 79
  • 1978-05-16 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Boston Symphony 1969-71), dies at 78
  • 1978-06-18 Walter C. Alvarez, American physician (b. 1884)
  • 1978-08-24 Louis Prima, American singer, dies at 67
  • 1978-09-06 Tom Wilson, American record producer (b. 1931)
  • 1978-10-08 Karl Swenson, American actor (Lars Hanson-Little House on the Prairie), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 1978-10-08 Tibor Serly, Hungarian violist/composer (American Elegy), dies at 76
  • 1978-10-10 Ralph Marterie, American big band leader (b. 1914)
  • 1978-10-16 Dan Dailey, American dancer and actor (Governor & JJ), dies of anemia at 62
  • 1978-10-19 Gig Young, American actor, kills his bride of 3 weeks and commits suicide at 64
  • 1978-11-07 Gene Tunney, American boxer, heavyweight boxing champion (1926-28), dies at 80

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1978-11-15 Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies of pancreatic cancer at 76

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead
Cultural Anthropologist
Margaret Mead
  • 1978-11-25 Elaine Esposito, American woman who hold the record for longest coma (b. 1934)
  • 1978-12-07 Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist (b. 1886)
  • 1978-12-11 Vincent du Vigneaud, American chemist and Nobel laureate (b. 1901)
  • 1978-12-17 Don Ellis, American jazz band leader (b. 1934)
  • 1979-03-04 Willi Unsoeld, American mountain climber (b. 1926)
  • 1979-03-11 Victor Kilian, American actor (Gentleman's Agreement), dies at 88
  • 1979-04-29 Julia Perry, American composer (Soul Symphony), dies at 55
  • 1979-04-29 Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (b. 1907)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1979-05-09 Cyrus S. Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate, dies at 95

Steel Magnate Cyrus S. Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus S. Eaton
  • 1979-05-16 Asa Philip Randolph, American labor leader & civil rights pioneer, dies at 90
  • 1979-05-25 John Arthur Spenkelink, American murderer (b. 1949)
  • 1979-05-29 John H. Wood, Jr., American federal judge (b. 1916)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1979-06-06 Jack Haley, American actor (The Wizard of Oz), dies of a heart attack at 80

Actor Jack Haley
Actor
Jack Haley
  • 1979-06-07 Forrest Carter, American author (b. 1925)
  • 1979-06-16 Nicholas Ray, American film director (b. 1911)
  • 1979-06-19 Paul Popenoe, American eugenicist (b. 1888)
  • 1979-06-21 Angus Maclise, American mystic, shaman, musician, and composer (b. 1938)
  • 1979-06-25 Philippe Halsman, American photographer (b. 1906)
  • 1979-07-08 Robert B. Woodward, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
  • 1979-07-22 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, American boxer/actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 69
  • 1979-07-29 Bill Todman, American television producer (b. 1916)
  • 1979-08-19 Dorsey Burnette, American rockabilly singer (The Rock and Roll trio), dies at 46
  • 1979-08-30 Jean Seberg, American actress (Breathless, Airport), commits suicide at 40
  • 1979-09-02 Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (b. 1903)
  • 1979-10-05 Charlie Smith, oldest American (137 year), dies
  • 1979-10-12 Celia Lovsky, Austrian-American actress (Man of a Thousand Faces), dies from natural causes at 82
  • 1979-11-01 Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (b. 1896)
  • 1979-11-11 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), dies at 85
  • 1979-11-23 Judee Sill, American musician and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 1979-12-10 Ann Dvorak [McKim], American actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67
  • 1979-12-11 James J. Gibson, American perceptual psychologist (b. 1904)
  • 1979-12-13 Jon Hall, American actor (Ramar of the Jungle), dies at 64
  • 1979-12-23 Peggy Guggenheim, American art collector (b. 1898)
  • 1979-12-25 Joan Blondell, American actress (Real McCoys), dies of leukemia at 73
  • 1980-01-03 Amos Milburn, American R&B singer and pianist, dies at 52
  • 1980-01-08 John Mauchly, American physicist (b. 1907)
  • 1980-01-14 Robert Ardrey, American author (b. 1908)
  • 1980-02-12 Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (b. 1913)
  • 1980-02-22 Dick Kallman, American actor (Born to Be Loved, Verboten!), murdered in his New York apartment at 46
  • 1980-02-29 Gil Elvgren, American artist (b. 1914)
  • 1980-03-21 Peter Stoner, American mathematician, astronomer and Christian apologist (b. 1888)
  • 1980-03-23 Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist (b. 1928)
  • 1980-03-25 Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist (b. 1901)
  • 1980-03-25 James Wright, American poet (b. 1927)
  • 1980-04-04 Red Sovine, American country music singer (b. 1917)