United States of America in History (Part 15)

Historical Events

Events 1401 - 1,500 of 1,700

  • 1995-01-13 America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race
  • 1995-01-30 22nd American Music Awards: Boyz II Men & Ace of Base win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995-03-06 9th American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • 1995-03-06 American Express Travel begins charging for domestic air tickets
  • 1995-05-13 New Zealand beats US for the America's Cup
  • 1995-07-01 Kiersten Rickenbach, of NJ, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1995-09-12 Belarus military shoots down a hydrogen balloon, killing its two American pilots.
  • 1995-09-16 Shawntel Smith (Okla), 24, crowned 69th Miss America 1996
  • 1995-10-16 Million Man March held in Washington, D.C. (over 830,000 African American men attend)
  • 1995-10-17 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2
  • 1995-10-18 NHL Winnipeg Jets sold to Americans who plan to move them to Phoenix

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995-11-07 Howard Stern's 2nd book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever)

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1995-12-20 American Flight 965 crashes in Columbia, 159 die, 5 survive

Music awardsMusic Awards

1996-01-29 23rd American Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996-02-15 American boxer Tommy Morrison announces he has contracted HIV

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • 1996-03-06 10th American Comedy Award: James Burrows
  • 1996-05-25 Jennifer Maria Holsten, 18, crowned Miss Filipino-American
  • 1996-06-29 Andrea Leah Plummer, of Tennessee, crowned 39th America's Junior Miss
  • 1996-07-25 Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States
  • 1996-08-06 Korean Air Flight 801 crashes in the United States territory of Guam, killing 228 people

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996-08-23 Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'

Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant & Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • 1996-09-14 Tara Dawn Holland (Kansas), 23, crowned 70th Miss America 1997
  • 1996-10-09 Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback
  • 1996-10-13 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 1

Music awardsMusic Awards

1997-01-27 24th American Music Awards: Toni Braxton & Alanis Morissette win

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
  • 1997-02-09 11th American Comedy Award: Debbie Reynolds
  • 1997-03-15 Pitts Penguins' Joe Mullen, is 1st American to score 500 NHL goals
  • 1997-04-13 "American Daughter" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 88 performances
  • 1997-04-15 America On Line begins service in Japan
  • 1997-05-28 Wallace Berg, 42, is 4th American to scale Mt Everest for 3rd time
  • 1997-06-13 American fugitive Ira Einhorn is arrested in France for the murder of Holly Maddux after 16 years on the run, though he would not return for another four years.
  • 1997-06-29 "American Daughter" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 88 performances
  • 1997-06-29 Tyrenda Williams, 18, of Alabama, crowned 40th America's Junior Miss
  • 1997-07-09 Baseball's triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband
  • 1997-07-20 126th British Golf Open: American Justin Leonard shoots a 272 to win at Royal Troon
  • 1997-09-13 Katherine Shindle (Ill), 24, crowned 71st Miss America 1998
  • 1997-10-15 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 2
  • 1997-11-10 "Jackie - An American Life" opens at Belasco Theater NYC
  • 1998-01-04 A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.
  • 1998-01-26 25th American Music Awards: Spice Girls & Babyface win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-01-26 President Bill Clinton says "I want to say one thing to the American people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1998-02-01 Lillian E. Fishburne became the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.
  • 1998-02-03 Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.
  • 1998-02-14 Authorities in the United States announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
  • 1998-03-04 Gay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.
  • 1998-04-22 Disney's Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
  • 1998-05-13 India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, in addition to the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.
  • 1998-05-18 United States v. Microsoft: The United States Department of Justice and 20 U.S. states file an antitrust case against Microsoft.
  • 1998-05-22 Lewinsky scandal: a federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal, involving President Bill Clinton.
  • 1998-05-26 The United States Supreme Court rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
  • 1998-05-28 Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.
  • 1998-06-25 In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.
  • 1998-07-24 Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1998-08-05 The American spin-off "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", starring Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady, debuts on ABC

  • 1998-08-20 U.S. embassy bombings: the United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.
  • 1998-10-13 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-10-20 Comedian Richard Pryor is awarded the 1st ever Mark Twain Prize for American Humour

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • 1998-10-29 ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of STS-95 space shuttle mission.
  • 1998-11-09 Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for their price-fixing. This is the largest civil settlement in United States history.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-11-12 Vice President of the United States Al Gore symbolically signs the Kyoto Protocol.

US Vice President Al Gore
US Vice President
Al Gore
  • 1998-11-19 Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
  • 1998-12-16 Iraq disarmament crisis: Operation Desert Fox - the United States and United Kingdom bomb targets in Iraq.
  • 1998-12-19 Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.
  • 1999-01-02 A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13°F (-25°C); 68 deaths are reported.

Music awardsMusic Awards

1999-01-11 26th American Music Awards: Celine Dion & Eric Clapton win

Singer Celine Dion
Celine Dion
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • 1999-01-21 In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the US Coast Guard intercepts a ship carrying 4,300 kg of cocaine.
  • 1999-03-08 The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 1999-04-07 The World Trade Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas
  • 1999-05-25 The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.

Music releaseAlbum Release

1999-06-01 British singer Dido's debut album, "No Angel", is released in the United States

Singer Dido

Film release premierFilm Premier

1999-09-08 "American Beauty", directed by Sam Mendes and starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Thora Birch, premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 2000)

  • 1999-09-18 24th Toronto International Film Festival: "American Beauty" directed by Sam Mendes wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1999-10-13 The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
  • 1999-10-18 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 1
  • 1999-11-21 Elian Gonzalez, Cuban boy at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, departs from Cuba with his mother
  • 1999-11-22 Elian Gonzalez, Cuban boy at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, and his mother are sighted off of Florida's coast by U.S. Coast Guard
  • 1999-11-30 In Seattle, Washington, United States, protests against the WTO meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2000-01-17 27th American Music Awards: Shania Twain & Will Smith win

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

2000-01-23 57th Golden Globes: American Beauty, Denzel Washington, & Hilary Swank win

  • 2000-03-02 America's Cup: Team New Zealand defeats Prada Challenge 5-0 to win in Auckland

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

2000-03-26 72nd Academy Awards: "American Beauty", Kevin Spacey & Hilary Swank win

  • 2000-04-09 53rd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "American Beauty" Best Film, Pedro Almodovar Best Director
  • 2000-05-02 President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military.
  • 2000-10-01 United States retain Basketball's Olympic gold medal defeating France 85-75
  • 2000-10-01 United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia
  • 2000-10-17 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2000-11-07 Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States, although actually she still was the First Lady.

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • 2000-12-12 United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore
  • 2000-12-13 American Vice President Al Gore delivers his concession speech effectively ending his hopes of becoming the 43rd President of the United States.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2001-01-08 28th American Music Awards: Faith Hill & Kid Rock win

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • 2001-01-16 US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.
  • 2001-02-09 American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School; nine the Ehime-Maru's crew members were killed, including four high school students.
  • 2001-02-20 The United States Supreme Court declines to consider an appeal by five major oil companies against Unocal's patent on production of cleaner "reformulated" gasoline sold in California
  • 2001-04-11 The detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, People's Republic of China after a collision with an J-8 fighter is released.
  • 2001-04-30 US Vice President Cheney calls for increased domestic production of fossil fuels and increased usage of nuclear power to meet America's energy demand
  • 2001-05-03 The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.
  • 2001-05-04 The Milwaukee Art Museum addition, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed structure in the United States, opens to the public.
  • 2001-06-05 U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords leaves the Republican Party, an act which shifts control of the United States Senate from the Republicans to the Democratic Party.
  • 2001-06-21 A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.
  • 2001-06-27 The International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in the LaGrand Case.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 10,255

  • 1903-03-10 Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, Davenport, Iowa, American jazz cornetist, considered one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s
  • 1903-03-14 Adolph Gottlieb American painter (d. 1974)
  • 1903-03-25 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (d. 1990)
  • 1903-03-28 Charles Starrett, American actor (d. 1986)
  • 1903-03-30 Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (d. 1984)
  • 1903-04-17 Morgan Taylor, American athlete (d. 1975)
  • 1903-04-27 Frank Belknap Long, American writer (Rim of the Unknown)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1903-05-02 Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician (Common Sense Book of Baby Care), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1998)

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Benjamin Spock

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1903-05-03 Bing Crosby, American actor and singer (White Christmas, Going My Way), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1977)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1903-05-14 Billie Dove, American actress (d. 1997)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1903-05-17 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, born in Starkville, Mississippi (d. 1991)

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1903-05-29 Bob Hope [Leslie Townes Hope], British born American entertainer, born in London, England (d. 2003)

Entertainer Bob Hope
Bob Hope
  • 1903-05-30 Countee Cullen, Balt Md, African American poet of the Harlem Renaissance (Black Christ & Other Poems)
  • 1903-06-03 Eddie Acuff, American actor (Guns of the Pecos, Phantom Creeps, Outer Gate), (d. 1956)
  • 1903-06-12 Emmett Hardy, American musician (d. 1925)
  • 1903-06-18 Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer (When I'm Calling You), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1903-06-19 Lou Gehrig [Henry Louis Gehrig], American first baseman (NY Yankees), nicknamed "The Iron Horse", born in NYC, New York (d. 1941)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1903-06-20 Glenna Collett Vare, American golfer who dominated women's golf in the 1920s, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • 1903-06-21 Al Hirschfeld, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
  • 1903-06-25 Anne Revere, American actress (d. 1990)
  • 1903-07-11 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (d. 1976)
  • 1903-07-21 Roy Neuberger, American financier
  • 1903-08-25 Arpad Elo, American chess writer (d. 1992)
  • 1903-09-09 Phyllis Whitney, American writer (d. 2008)
  • 1903-09-13 Claudette Colbert [Lily Chauchoin], French-born American actress (Texas Lady, It Happened One Night), born in Paris (d. 1996)
  • 1903-09-22 Joseph Valachi, American gangster (d. 1971)
  • 1903-09-29 Ted Decorsia, American actor (Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1903-10-05 M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (d. 1989)
  • 1903-10-17 Nathanael West, American novelist (Day of the Locusts)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1903-10-24 Melvin Purvis [Little Mel], American FBI agent that lead the manhunt for outlaws like Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and John Dillinger, born in Timmonsville, South Carolina (d. 1960)

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis
  • 1903-10-25 Harry Shoulberg, American painter (d. 1995)
  • 1903-11-06 June Marlowe, American actress (d. 1984)
  • 1903-11-07 Grace Stafford, American actress (d. 1992)
  • 1903-12-19 George Davis Snell, Bradford, Massachusetts, American geneticist (H-2 gene)
  • 1903-12-28 Earl Hines, American musician (d. 1983)
  • 1904-01-01 Florence Lake, American actress (Edgar Kennedy shorts), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1980)
  • 1904-01-05 Jeane Dixon, American astrologer "A Gift of Prophecy" (d. 1997)
  • 1904-01-14 Emily Hahn, American writer (d. 1997)
  • 1904-01-18 Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (d. 2006)
  • 1904-01-26 Ancel Keys, American scientist (d. 2004)
  • 1904-02-07 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), born in New York City (d. 1988)
  • 1904-02-16 James Baskett, American actor (Song of the South) 1st African American male to receive an Oscar, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1948)
  • 1904-02-20 Armin Loos, German-born American composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1971)
  • 1904-03-04 Chief Tahachee, American-born Old Settler Cherokee Indian stage and film actor (d. 1978)
  • 1904-03-09 Paul Klipsch, American engineer, noted for his loudspeaker designs. (d. 2002)
  • 1904-03-14 Doris Eaton Travis, American actress, Ziegfeld girl
  • 1904-03-21 Forrest Mars Sr., American candymaker (d. 1999)
  • 1904-04-03 Russel Wright, American industrial designer (d. 1976)
  • 1904-04-09 Sharkey Bonano, American musician (d. 1972)
  • 1904-04-18 Pigmeat Markham, American comedian (d. 1981)
  • 1904-04-20 Bruce Cabot, American actor (Diamonds are Forever, King Kong), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1972)
  • 1904-04-20 George Stibitz, American scientist (d. 1995)
  • 1904-05-06 Raymond Bailey, American actor (d. 1980)
  • 1904-05-14 Hans Albert Einstein, American professor (d. 1973)
  • 1904-05-15 Clifton Fadiman, American TV host (Information Please, Quiz Kids), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1904-05-21 Fats Waller [Thomas Wright], American jazz singer and composer (Ain't Misbehavin'), born in New York City (d. 1943)

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1904-06-03 Charles R. Drew, American physician, surgeon, and pioneer of blood plasma research, born in Washington, D. C. (d. 1950)

Surgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. Drew
Surgeon and Medical Researcher
Charles R. Drew
  • 1904-06-24 Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], Linton, Indiana, American actor and singer (Anything Goes, Robin Hood)
  • 1904-07-05 Ernst Mayr, American biologist (d. 2005)
  • 1904-07-24 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (d. 1991)
  • 1904-07-31 Brett Halliday, American writer (d. 1977)
  • 1904-08-17 Mary Cain, American newspaper editor and politician (d. 1984)
  • 1904-08-27 John Hay Whitney, American financier (d. 1982)
  • 1904-09-10 Max Shachtman, American politician (d. 1972)
  • 1904-09-22 Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), born in Cresco, Iowa (d. 1965)
  • 1904-09-23 Meyer Schapiro, Lithuanian-born American art historian, born in Šiauliai, Russian Empire
  • 1904-09-25 Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, New Rochelle, New York, American oceanographer
  • 1904-10-12 Lester Dent, American writer (d. 1959)
  • 1904-10-18 A. J. Liebling, American journalist (d. 1963)
  • 1904-10-23 Harvey Penick, American golfer (d. 1995)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1904-10-25 [Herman] Denny Shute, American golfer and three-time major champion, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute
  • 1904-12-07 Clarence Nash, Watonga Oklahoma, American voice actor (Donald Duck)
  • 1904-12-09 Robert Livingston, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1904-12-11 Marge, American cartoonist (d 1993)
  • 1904-12-24 Joseph Moses Juran, American industrial engineer and philanthropist.
  • 1905-01-03 Anna May Wong, American actress (Shanghai Express, Piccadilly), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1905-01-11 Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist (d. 1960)
  • 1905-01-12 James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist (d. 1997)
  • 1905-01-24 Dorothy Patten, American actress, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1975)
  • 1905-01-28 Luther George Simjian, Turkish-American Inventor (teleprompter and first self-posing portrait camera)
  • 1905-02-03 Arne Beurling, American mathematician (d. 1986)
  • 1905-02-10 Walter Brown, Massachusetts US, original owner of the Boston Celtics and important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States
  • 1905-03-18 Thomas Townsend Brown, American scientist (d. 1985)
  • 1905-03-29 Philip Ahn, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1905-04-03 Robert Frederick Sink, United States Army Officer (d. 1965)
  • 1905-04-07 Queenie Leonard, American actress (d. 2002)
  • 1905-04-14 Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator (d. 1999)
  • 1905-04-18 George H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1905-04-21 Pat Brown, American politician (d. 1996)
  • 1905-05-08 Red Nichols, American musician (d. 1965)
  • 1905-05-18 Eric Zeisl, Austrian American composer, born in Vienna (d. 1959)
  • 1905-06-12 Ray Barbuti, American athlete (d. 1988)
  • 1905-06-19 Mildred Natwick, American actress (d. 1994)
  • 1905-06-20 Lillian Hellman, American playwright (d. 1984)
  • 1905-07-04 Irving Johnson, American adventurer (d. 1991)
  • 1905-07-05 Myles Horton, American educator and Civil Rights Movement teacher (d. 1990)
  • 1905-07-17 William Gargan, American actor (Dynamite, Ellery Queen), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1905-07-29 Stanley Kunitz, American poet (d. 2006)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1905-08-02 Myrna Loy, American actress (Jazz Singer, Thin Man, Vanity Fair), born in Helena, Montana (d. 1993)

Actress Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy
  • 1905-08-24 Arthur Crudup, American singer and guitarist (d. 1974)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 1401 - 1,500 of 5,060

  • 1980-04-11 Florence Lake, American actress (Edgar Kennedy shorts), dies at 75
  • 1980-04-28 Tommy Caldwell, American rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies in a jeep crash at 30
  • 1980-06-01 Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst (b. 1897)
  • 1980-06-07 Henry Miller, American writer (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn), dies of circulatory complications at 88
  • 1980-06-23 Clyfford Still, American painter (b. 1904)
  • 1980-07-23 Mollie Steimer, anarchist agitator and American political prisoner (b. 1897)
  • 1980-07-26 Allen Hoskins, American child actor (Our Gang) dies at 59
  • 1980-08-05 Harold Runnels, American politician (b. 1924)
  • 1980-08-09 Elliott Nugent, American director and actor, dies at 83
  • 1980-08-09 Jacqueline Cochran, American aviatrix (b. 1906)
  • 1980-08-20 Joe Dassin, American singer (b. 1938)
  • 1980-08-22 James Smith McDonnell, American aircraft manufacturer, dies of a stroke at 81 (b. 1899)
  • 1980-08-26 Tex Avery, American cartoonist (b. 1908)
  • 1980-08-27 Douglas Kenney, American humorist (b. 1947)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1980-09-08 Willard Libby, American chemist (radiocarbon dating), dies of pneumonia at 71

Chemist Willard Libby
Willard Libby
  • 1980-09-09 John Howard Griffin, American writer (b. 1920)
  • 1980-09-25 Earl Curry, American religious author (b. 1890)
  • 1980-10-27 John Van Vleck, American Physicist, Mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism, dies at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1980-11-02 Willie Sutton, American bank robber, dies at 79

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • 1980-11-16 O. V. [Overton Vertis] Wright, American blues singer, dies at 41
  • 1980-11-24 George Raft, American actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 85
  • 1980-11-24 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (b. 1897)
  • 1980-11-27 F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (b. 1882)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1980-11-29 Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, dies of a heart attack at 83

Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day
  • 1980-12-04 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), dies shot during an armed robbery, at 69
  • 1980-12-26 Tony Smith, American sculptor (b. 1912)
  • 1980-12-29 Tim Hardin, American singer (Bird on a Wire), dies of a drug overdose at 39
  • 1981-01-01 Hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920)
  • 1981-01-10 Fawn M. Brodie, American historian (b. 1915)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1981-01-23 Samuel Barber, American composer (School for Scandal), dies of cancer at 70

Composer Samuel Barber
Samuel Barber
  • 1981-02-01 Wanda Hendrix, American actress (Sierra, Ride the Pink Horse), dies at 52
  • 1981-02-06 Hugo Montenegro, American film music composer (b. 1925)
  • 1981-02-15 Mike Bloomfield, American musician (Electric Flag), dies of a drug overdose at 37
  • 1981-02-18 John Knudsen Northrop, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1895)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1981-02-26 Howard Hanson, American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), dies at 84

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1981-02-27 Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (b. 1920)
  • 1981-03-04 Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)
  • 1981-03-22 James "Jumbo" Elliott, American track coach (b. 1915)
  • 1981-04-08 Norman Taurog, American film director (Skippy), dies at 82
  • 1981-04-26 Jim Davis, American actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies at 65
  • 1981-05-16 Ernie Freeman, American pianist and arranger (b. 1922)
  • 1981-05-25 Roy Brown, American boxer/rocker, dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 1981-05-28 Mary Lou Williams, African American musician, dies at 71 in Durham NC
  • 1981-06-16 Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (b. 1917)
  • 1981-06-17 Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (b. 1889)
  • 1981-07-07 Mildred Lisette Norman a.k.a. Peace Pilgrim, American pacifist and activist
  • 1981-07-10 Ken Rex McElroy, American resident of Skidmore, Missouri known as "the town bully", murdered at 47 in an unsolved killing in front of a crowd of 30-46 in Skidmore's main street
  • 1981-07-27 Ray Harrison, dancer (American Song), dies at 64
  • 1981-07-29 Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)
  • 1981-09-08 Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist and longtime executive director of NAACP, dies at 80
  • 1981-09-22 Harry Warren, American composer and lyricist (b. 1893)
  • 1981-10-02 Harry Golden, American journalist (b. 1902)
  • 1981-10-05 Gloria Grahame, American actress (Sue-Rich Man Poor Man), dies at 55

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1981-11-12 William Holden, American actor (Network, The Wild Bunch, Breezy), slips on a rug and bleeds to death at 63

  • 1981-11-29 Natalie Wood, American actress (West Side Story), drowns at 43
  • 1981-12-03 Walter Knott, American farmer (b. 1889)
  • 1981-12-09 Sonny Til [Earlington Carl Tilghman], American doo-wop singer (The Orioles), dies from heart failure at 56
  • 1981-12-21 Allan Dwan, Canadian-born American director and screenwriter (b. 1885)
  • 1982-01-01 Vladimir K Zworykin, Russ/American engineer (cathode-ray tube), dies
  • 1982-01-10 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, dies at 84
  • 1982-01-16 Red Smith, American sports columnist (b. 1905)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1982-01-30 Lightnin' Hopkins, American musician (b. 1912)

Blues Singer Lightnin Hopkins
Blues Singer
Lightnin Hopkins
  • 1982-02-17 Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (b. 1922)
  • 1982-02-17 Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • 1982-03-06 Ayn Rand, Russian-born American author-philosopher (Atlas Shrugged), dies of heart failure at 77
  • 1982-03-11 Horace Gregory, American poet (b. 1898)
  • 1982-03-24 Goodman Ace, American comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 83
  • 1982-04-30 Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician (b. 1949)
  • 1982-05-02 Helmut Dantine, Austrian-born American actor, born in Vienna
  • 1982-05-06 Sam Baker, American actor, dies at 75
  • 1982-05-08 Neil Bogart, American record executive (b. 1943)
  • 1982-05-15 Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (b. 1946)
  • 1982-06-06 Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)
  • 1982-06-23 Vincent Chin, Chinese-American hate crime victim (b. 1955)
  • 1982-07-15 Bill Justis, American musician and producer (Raunchy), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1982-07-23 Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer, dies at 82
  • 1982-07-25 Hal Foster, Canadian-American cartoonist (Prince Valiant) (b. 1892)
  • 1982-07-30 Roberta Pedon, American glamour model (b. 1954)
  • 1982-08-04 Bruce Goff, American Architect (b. 1904)
  • 1982-09-01 Haskell Curry, American mathematician (b. 1900)
  • 1982-10-18 Dwain Esper, American film director (b. 1892)
  • 1982-12-07 George Kistiakowsky, Ukrainian-American Chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project) but later opposed nuclear weapons, dies at 82
  • 1982-12-08 Marty Robbins, American country singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone), dies of complications following cardiac surgery.at 57
  • 1982-12-10 Roy Webb, American film composer, dies at 94
  • 1982-12-17 Homer S. Ferguson, American politician (b. 1889)
  • 1982-12-19 Dwight Macdonald, American social critic (b. 1906)

MurderMurder of Interest

1983-01-10 Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), murdered at 40

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Roy DeMeo
  • 1983-03-17 Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1983-04-05 Danny Rapp, American musician (Danny & the Juniors) (b. 1941)
  • 1983-04-30 Joel H. Hildebrand, American Chemist whose research led to new treatments for divers with the 'bends' through the use of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures, dies at 101
  • 1983-05-06 Kai Winding, American trombonist and jazz composer (b. 1922)
  • 1983-05-14 Roger J. Traynor, American judge (b. 1900)
  • 1983-05-28 Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (b. 1909)
  • 1983-07-04 Claus Adam, American composer and cellist (Juilliard Quartet), dies at 65
  • 1983-07-11 Ross Macdonald, American-Canadian writer (b. 1915)
  • 1983-07-30 Howard Dietz, American lyricist (b. 1896)
  • 1983-09-01 Larry McDonald, American congressman (b. 1935)
  • 1983-10-05 Earl Tupper, American inventor (b. 1907)
  • 1983-10-16 Kelso, American racehorse (b. 1957)
  • 1983-10-20 Merle Travis, American country singer, dies at 75