United States of America in History (Part 16)

Historical Events

Events 1501 - 1,600 of 1,700

  • 2001-09-12 Article V of the NATO agreement is invoked for the first and only time in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States of America.
  • 2001-09-17 Major trading markets in the United States, including the New York Stock Exchange and the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), reopen for the first time since September 11

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2001-09-20 In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror".

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2001-10-22 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 1
  • 2001-10-26 The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.
  • 2001-11-12 In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.
  • 2001-11-13 War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.
  • 2001-12-01 Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA's purchase by American Airlines.
  • 2001-12-22 Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.
  • 2001-12-27 The People's Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2002-01-09 Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the American music awards

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music awardsMusic Awards

2002-01-09 29th American Music Awards: Janet Jackson & Lenny Kravitz win

  • 2002-01-20 Photographs showing al-Qaeda and Taliban suspects shackled and masked are published by the United States military
  • 2002-01-22 Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • 2002-01-23 "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh returns to the United States in Federal Bureau of Investigation custody.
  • 2002-02-08 19th Winter Olympic games open at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • 2002-02-12 US Secretary of Energy makes the decision that Yucca Mountain is suitable to be the United States' nuclear waste repository.
  • 2002-02-24 Canada defeats the United States 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic Gold Medal
  • 2002-02-24 19th Winter Olympic Games close at Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • 2002-03-04 Multinational Force in Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed as they attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.
  • 2002-04-17 Four Canadian Forces soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire from two United States Air Force F-16s, the first deaths in a combat zone for Canada since the Korean War.
  • 2002-04-29 The United States is re-elected to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, one year after losing the seat it had held for 50 years.

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2002-05-12 Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 2002-05-22 American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.
  • 2002-05-24 Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.
  • 2002-06-11 Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.

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2002-06-11 "American Idol" created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson premieres on Fox

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • 2002-06-13 The United States of America withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
  • 2002-07-15 "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony.
  • 2002-07-21 Telecom giant WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the largest such filing in United States history.
  • 2002-07-24 James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1.
  • 2002-10-13 MLB American League Championship: Anaheim Angels beat Minnesota Twins, 4 games to 1
  • 2002-11-07 Iran bans advertising of United States products.

Battle9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2002-11-14 The United States House of Representatives votes not to create an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks.

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2002-11-16 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says that he had to accept UN Resolution 1441 because the United States and Israel had shown their "claws and teeth" and declared unitlateral war on the Iraqi people

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

Music awardsMusic Awards

2003-01-13 30th American Music Awards: Sheryl Crow & Eminem win

Rapper Eminem
Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
  • 2003-01-24 The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation.
  • 2003-01-26 19th Sundance Film Festival: "American Splendor", directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2003-01-30 Richard Reid sentenced to life in prison for attempting to bomb an American Airlines flight with 197 on board
  • 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.
  • 2003-03-02 America's Cup: Alinghi defeats Team New Zealand 5-0 to win in Auckland
  • 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.

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2003-05-20 The reality series "America's Next Top Model", created by Tyra Banks, debuts on UPN

Supwemodel & Actress Tyra Banks
Supwemodel & Actress
Tyra Banks
  • 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.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2003-10-07 American gubernatorial recall election is held in California. Governor Gray Davis is recalled and Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor.

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • 2003-10-16 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3

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2004-01-03 After hosting the show for over 30 years, Casey Kasem gives up the hosting duties of "American Top 40" to Ryan Seacrest

Disc jockey and actor Casey Kasem
Disc jockey and actor
Casey Kasem
  • 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.
  • 2004-10-20 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox come back from 0-3 to beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 3
  • 2004-10-25 Fidel Castro, Cuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned by November 8.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2004-11-14 31st American Music Awards: Sheryl Crow, Usher & Kenny Chesney win

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
Singer Usher

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2005-01-26 Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, becoming the first African American woman to hold the post.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice
  • 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.
  • 2005-06-06 The United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.

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2005-06-19 Michael Schumacher wins controversial Formula 1 United States Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule

Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 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
  • 2005-10-16 MLB American League Championship: Chicago White Sox beat Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4 games to 1

Music awardsMusic Awards

2005-11-22 32nd American Music Awards: Gwen Stefani, Will Smith & Kelly Clarkson win

  • 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.

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2006-01-29 US 39-cent stamp is released featuring Hattie McDaniel in the dress she wore in 1940 when she became the 1st African-American actress to accept an Academy Award

  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro
  • 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.

Film release premierFilm Premier

2006-09-07 Sacha Baron Cohen's mockumentary "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" premieres at the Toronto Film Festival

Comedian/Actor Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
  • 2006-09-22 The F-14 Tomcat retires from the United States Navy.
  • 2006-10-14 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 0
  • 2006-10-17 The United States population reaches 300 million

Music awardsMusic Awards

2006-11-21 33rd American Music Awards: Kelly Clarkson, Sean Paul & Rascal Flatts win

  • 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.
  • 2007-07-03 America's Cup: Alinghi defeats Team New Zealand 5-2 to win in Spain
  • 2007-08-29 A United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident takes place at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base.

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2007-10-17 The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • 2007-10-21 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 3

Music awardsMusic Awards

2007-11-18 34th American Music Awards: Fergie, Justin Timberlake & Carrie Underwood win

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
Singer Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood
Singer Fergie Duhamel
Fergie Duhamel
  • 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.

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2008-04-16 Start of Papal Journey of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 2008-04-21 The United States Air Force retires the F-117 Nighthawk.

AgreementAgreement of Interest

2008-05-04 Seth MacFarlane reaches an agreement worth $100 million with Fox to keep "Family Guy" and "American Dad" on television until 2012, making MacFarlane the world's highest paid television writer

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 10,255

  • 1905-08-31 Sanford Meisner, American actor and teacher (d. 1997)
  • 1905-09-19 Leon Jaworski, American Watergate scandal special prosecutor (d. 1982)
  • 1905-10-05 Harriet E. MacGibbon, American actress (d. 1987)
  • 1905-10-11 Fred Trump, American real estate developer, father of Donald Trump (d. 1999)
  • 1905-11-02 James Dunn, American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1905-11-14 John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (d. 1964)
  • 1905-12-06 James J. Braddock, American boxer (d. 1974)
  • 1906-01-22 Willa B Brown (Coffey), US African American air pioneer (NAAA)
  • 1906-02-08 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), born in Tysmenitz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1906-03-04 Meindert DeJong American author (d. 1991)
  • 1906-03-04 Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1906-03-20 Ozzie Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1906-03-21 Jim Thompson, American designer and businessman
  • 1906-03-27 Pee Wee Russell, American musician (d. 1969)
  • 1906-04-05 Lord Buckley, American monologist (d. 1960)
  • 1906-04-11 Dale Messick, American cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • 1906-04-13 Bud Freeman, American musician (d. 1991)
  • 1906-04-16 Marion Lloyd Vince, American fencer (National champ 1928, 31), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1906-04-17 Sidney R. Garfield, American physician (d. 1984)

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1906-04-22 Eddie Albert [Heimberger], American actor (Roman Holiday, Green Acres), born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 2005)

  • 1906-04-25 William J. Brennan, Jr, American Supreme Court judge (1956-90), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • 1906-05-02 Philippe Halsman, American photographer (d. 1979)

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1906-05-03 Mary Astor, American actress (Maltese Falcon, Dinky), born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1987)

Actress Mary Astor
Mary Astor
  • 1906-05-19 Bruce Bennett, American athlete and actor (Before I Hang, Sahara), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1906-06-03 Josephine Baker, American dancer/Parisian night club owner (Folies-Bergere) in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • 1906-06-21 Harold Spina, American composer (d. 1997)

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1906-06-22 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator (Gift from the Sea), born in Englewood, New Jersey

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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1906-06-22 Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American filmmakerr (Some Like It Hot, Apartment, Stalag 17), born in Vienna, Austria

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
  • 1906-06-24 Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (d. 1971)
  • 1906-06-26 Viktor Schreckengost, American industrial designer (d. 2008)
  • 1906-06-30 Anthony Mann, American film actor and director (d. 1967)
  • 1906-07-03 Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer (d. 1952)
  • 1906-07-04 Vincent Joseph Schaefer, Schenectady New York, American Chemist and Meteorologist (cloud seeding)
  • 1906-07-16 Vincent Sherman, American film director (d. 2006)
  • 1906-08-06 Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984)
  • 1906-08-12 Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)

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1906-08-27 Ed Gein, American serial killer (inspired Psycho & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), born in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, (d. 1984)

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • 1906-08-30 [Rose] Joan Blondell, American actress (Grease, The Blue Veil), born in NYC, New York
  • 1906-09-17 Edgar Wayburn, American environmentalist
  • 1906-09-21 Henry Beachell, American plant breeder (d. 2006)
  • 1906-09-27 Jim Thompson, American author (d. 1977)
  • 1906-10-21 Lillian Asplund, last American Titanic survivor (d. 2006)
  • 1906-10-27 Earle Cabell, American politician (d. 1975)
  • 1906-10-30 Alexander Gode, German-American linguist (d. 1970)
  • 1906-11-01 Johnny Indrisano, American boxer and actor (d. 1968)
  • 1906-11-05 Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (d. 2004)
  • 1906-11-13 Eva Zeisel, Budapest, Hungary, American industrial designer
  • 1906-11-14 Louise Brooks, silent screen star (American Venus, Pandora's Box)
  • 1906-12-10 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1906-12-27 Oscar Levant, actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1907-01-11 Abraham Joshua Heschel, Jewish American rabbi and theologian (d. 1972), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1907-01-12 Patsy Kelly, American actress (d. 1981)
  • 1907-01-16 Paul Nitze, American government official (d. 2004)
  • 1907-01-22 Douglas Corrigan, American pilot (d. 1995)
  • 1907-02-03 James A. Michner, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, American author (Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii)
  • 1907-02-08 Ray Middleton, American actor, born in Chicago Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1907-02-10 Grace Hamilton, 1st African American member of Georgia state legislature
  • 1907-02-12 Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1907-02-15 Cesar Romero, American actor (Joker-Batman, Ocean's 11), born in NYC, New York

  • 1907-02-26 Dub Taylor, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1907-02-27 Mildred Bailey, American singer (d. 1951)
  • 1907-03-12 Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer (d. 2007)
  • 1907-03-24 Lucia Chase, US ballerina/co-founder (American Ballet Theater)
  • 1907-03-28 "Swifty" Lazar, American talent agent (d. 1993)
  • 1907-04-12 Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (d. 1979)
  • 1907-04-18 Stephen Longstreet, American writer (All or Nothing)
  • 1907-04-23 Lee (Elizabeth) Miller, Poughkeepsie New York, American photographer
  • 1907-05-01 Kate Smith, American singer (d. 1986)
  • 1907-05-04 Lincoln Kirstein, American impresario (d. 1996)
  • 1907-05-18 Carl Mydans, American photographer (d. 2004)

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1907-05-25 Rachel Carson, American marine biologist, conservationist and writer (Silent Spring), born in Springdale, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson

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1907-05-26 John Wayne [Marion Mitchell Morrison], American actor (Green Berets, True Grit), born in Winterset, Iowa (d. 1979)

Actor John Wayne
John Wayne
  • 1907-06-10 Fairfield Porter, American painter (d. 1975)
  • 1907-06-17 Charles Eames, American designer and architect (d. 1978)
  • 1907-06-20 Jimmy Driftwood, American songwriter and musician (d. 1998)
  • 1907-07-04 Gordon Griffith, American director (d. 1958)
  • 1907-07-04 Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic (d. 1996)
  • 1907-07-07 Helene Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1907-07-16 Orville Redenbacher, American popcorn king (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet), born in Brazil, Indiana (d. 1995)

Businessman Orville Redenbacher
Orville Redenbacher
  • 1907-07-16 Frances Horwich, American educator and television personality (d. 2001)
  • 1907-07-19 Isabel Jewell, American actress (d. 1972)
  • 1907-07-25 Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist (d. 1970)
  • 1907-08-02 Mary Hamman, American writer (d. 1984)
  • 1907-08-07 Albert Kotin, American abstract painter (d. 1980)
  • 1907-08-12 Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (d. 1988)
  • 1907-08-19 Thruston B. Morton, American republican politician (Sen-Ky, 1957-69), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1982)
  • 1907-08-30 John Mauchly, American physicist who with J. Presper Eckert, designed the first general purpose electronic digital computer (ENIAC), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1907-08-31 Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights lawmaker (d. 2007)
  • 1907-08-31 William Shawn, American editor (d. 1992)
  • 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)

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1907-11-11 Joseph Hamilton, American Physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 1501 - 1,600 of 5,060

  • 1983-12-28 Jimmy Demaret, American golfer (b. 1910)

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1984-01-14 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, dies of heart failure at 81

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • 1984-01-18 Malcolm H Kerr, 9th President of American U of Beirut, shot dead
  • 1984-02-22 Jessamyn West, American writer (b. 1902)
  • 1984-03-04 Jewel Carmen, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 1984-03-16 John Hoagland, American photographer (b. 1947)
  • 1984-03-19 Garry Winogrand, American photographer (b. 1928)
  • 1984-03-21 Shauna Grant, American actress (suicide) (b. 1963)
  • 1984-03-28 Carmen Dragon, American conductor, composer and arranger (b. 1914)
  • 1984-03-31 Ronald Clark O'Bryan, American murderer (b. 1944)
  • 1984-04-10 Ray Middleton, American actor, dies at 75
  • 1984-04-13 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), dies at 72
  • 1984-04-26 William "Count" Basie, American jazz musician and bandleader, dies at 79
  • 1984-05-04 Bob Clampett, American cartoonist (b. 1913)
  • 1984-05-15 Francis Schaeffer, American theologian, philosopher, and pastor (b. 1912)
  • 1984-05-24 Vincent J. McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter (b. 1914)
  • 1984-06-01 Nate Nelson, American singer (Flamingos-I'll Be Home), dies at 52
  • 1984-06-16 Lew Andreas, American basketball coach (b. 1895)
  • 1984-06-18 Alan Berg, American radio talk show host
  • 1984-07-04 Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (b. 1949)
  • 1984-07-07 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping (b. 1941)
  • 1984-07-14 Ernest Tidyman, American writer (b. 1928)
  • 1984-07-25 Big Mama Thornton, American singer (b. 1926)
  • 1984-08-08 Ellen Raskin, American author (b.1928)

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1984-08-25 Truman Capote, American author (In Cold Blood), dies of liver cancer at 59

  • 1984-09-07 Joe Cronin, shortstop/American League Pres, dies at 77
  • 1984-09-11 Jerry Voorhis, American politician (b. 1901)
  • 1984-10-13 Alice Neel, American painter dies ages 84
  • 1984-11-12 Chester Himes, American author (b. 1909)
  • 1984-11-14 George Matthews, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73
  • 1984-11-16 Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (b. 1906)
  • 1984-11-18 Mary Hamman, American writer and editor (b. 1907)
  • 1984-12-07 Lee Roy Yarbrough, American race car (Nascar) driver (b. 1938)
  • 1984-12-11 Oskar Seidlin, German-born American scholar (b. 1911)
  • 1984-12-19 Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (b. 1903)
  • 1985-01-05 Robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906
  • 1985-01-21 James Beard, American chef and author (b. 1903)
  • 1985-01-21 Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler and promoter (b. 1930)
  • 1985-02-03 Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist (b. 1912)
  • 1985-02-11 Ben Abruzzo, American businessman and balloonist (b. 1930)
  • 1985-02-20 Clarence Nash, American voice actor (Donald Duck), dies of leukaemia at 80
  • 1985-03-23 Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and professor (b. 1908)
  • 1985-03-29 Luther Terry, Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)
  • 1985-04-01 Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (b. 1920)
  • 1985-04-08 J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (b. 1897)
  • 1985-04-22 Paul H. Emmett, American chemical engineer (b. 1900)
  • 1985-05-02 Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1909)
  • 1985-06-15 Andy Stanfield, American athlete (b. 1927)
  • 1985-06-25 Morris Mason, American murderer (b. 1954)
  • 1985-07-30 Julia Hall Bowman Robinson, American mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 1985-09-01 Jay Youngblood, American wrestler (b. 1955)
  • 1985-09-02 Jay Youngblood, American professional wrestler
  • 1985-09-08 John Franklin Enders, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1887)
  • 1985-09-09 Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
  • 1985-09-11 Andrew C. Thornton II, American drug smuggler (b. 1945)
  • 1985-09-25 William Cumming Rose, American Biochemist, dies at 98
  • 1985-10-06 Nelson Riddle, American bandleader (b. 1921)

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1985-10-10 Orson Welles, American actor/director (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), dies of a heart attack at 70

  • 1985-10-24 Richie Evans, American NASCAR driver (b. 1941)
  • 1985-11-13 George Robert Vincent, American sound recording pioneer (b. 1898)
  • 1985-11-15 Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Mormon Church (1973-1985), dies at 90
  • 1985-11-19 Stepin Fetchit, [Lincoln Penny], 1st African American film star, dies of pneumonia 83
  • 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)
  • 1985-12-27 Dian Fossey, American zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), murdered in Rwanda
  • 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)
  • 1986-01-10 Joe Farrell, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 48
  • 1986-01-16 Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author, and publisher (b. 1892)
  • 1986-01-28 Christa McAuliffe, American teacher, dies in the Challenger space shuttle disaster at 37
  • 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)

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1986-03-06 Georgia O'Keeffe, American sculptor/painter (Flowers), dies at 98

Painter and Sculptor Georgia O’Keeffe
Painter and Sculptor
Georgia O’Keeffe
  • 1986-03-11 Sonny Terry, American bind Piedmont blues musician, dies at 74
  • 1986-03-22 Mark Dinning, American singer (b. 1933)
  • 1986-04-10 Linda Creed, American songwriter (b. 1948)

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1986-04-24 Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], American divorcee whom British King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry, dies at 89

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
  • 1986-04-26 [William] Broderick Crawford, American actor (Highway Patrol), dies after a series of strokes at 74
  • 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)
  • 1986-05-12 Lee Bonnell, American actor, dies at 67
  • 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)
  • 1986-06-14 E Cuyler Hammond, American epidemiologist (first to link smoking with lung cancer), dies at 74
  • 1986-06-17 Kate Smith, singer (God Bless America), dies in Raleigh NC at 78
  • 1986-06-27 Joe Maphis, American country music guitarist dies aged 65
  • 1986-07-15 Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (b. 1923)
  • 1986-07-21 Ernest Maas, American screenwriter (b. 1892)
  • 1986-07-25 Vincente Minnelli, American director (Gigi, Goodbye Charlie), dies in LA at 76
  • 1986-08-02 Roy Cohn, American politician (b. 1927)