United States of America in History (Part 18)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 10,214

  • 1910-03-28 Jimmie Dodd, American actor (d. 1964)
  • 1910-04-10 Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (d. 2004)
  • 1910-04-22 Norman Steenrod, American mathematician (d. 1971)
  • 1910-04-28 Sam Merwin, Jr., American mystery fiction writer (d. 1996)
  • 1910-05-03 Norman Corwin, American radio pioneer
  • 1910-05-12 Charles B. Fulton, American jurist (d. 1996)
  • 1910-05-23 Margaret Wise Brown, American author (d. 1952)

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1910-05-28 T-Bone Walker, American blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), born in Linden, Texas (d. 1975)

Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter T-Bone Walker
Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
T-Bone Walker
  • 1910-05-30 Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete (d. 1978)
  • 1910-06-07 Bradford Washburn, American explorer, (d. 2007)
  • 1910-06-13 Mary Wickes, American actress (Dennis the Menace, Sister Act), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1910-06-18 E G Marshall, American actor (The Defenders), born in Owatonna Minnesota (d. 1998)
  • 1910-06-23 Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (d. 2000)

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1910-07-14 William Hanna, American animator (Hanna-Barbera-Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo), born in Melrose, New Mexico (d. 2001)

Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • 1910-07-30 Edgar de Evia, American photographer (d. 2003)
  • 1910-08-01 Walter Scharf, American composer (d. 2003)
  • 1910-08-04 Anita Page, American actress (d.2008)
  • 1910-08-04 Hedda Sterne, Bucharest Romania, artist working in America

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1910-08-12 Jane Wyatt, American actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek), born in Mahwah, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt
  • 1910-09-03 Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2007)
  • 1910-09-18 Leon Stein, American composer, born in Chicago (d. 2002)
  • 1910-10-07 Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (d. 1986)
  • 1910-10-08 Kirk Alyn, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1910-10-08 Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party (d. 2000)
  • 1910-10-12 Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator (d. 1985)
  • 1910-10-12 Bob Sheppard, American baseball announcer
  • 1910-10-23 Hayden Rorke, American actor (Dr Bellows-I Dream of Jeannie), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1910-10-25 William Higinbotham, American physicist (d. 1994)

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1910-11-11 Raemer Schreiber, American physicist (Manhattan Project) who helped develop the first atomic bomb during World War II and prepared the Fat Man bomb that was used in the bombing of Nagasaki, born in McMinnville, Oregon (d. 1998)

Physicist Raemer Schreiber
Physicist
Raemer Schreiber
  • 1910-11-13 William Bradford Huie, American writer and publisher (d. 1986)
  • 1910-12-02 Russell Lynes, American art historian, photographer, author and managing editor of Harper's Magazine (d. 1991)
  • 1910-12-07 Louis Prima, New Orleans Luisiana, American musician (That Old Black Magic)
  • 1910-12-15 John H. Hammond, music producer, critic and activist, discovered Billie Holiday, born in New York City (d. 1987)
  • 1910-12-17 Sy Oliver, American jazz arranger and bandleader (d. 1988)
  • 1910-12-18 Abe Burrows, American Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1910-12-27 Charles Olson, American poet (d. 1970)
  • 1911-01-06 Joey Adams, American comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1911-01-30 Roy Eldridge, Pitts, Pennsylvania, American jazz trumpeter (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw)
  • 1911-02-03 Robert Earl Jones, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1911-02-09 William Darby, American WWII Army officer (d. 1945)
  • 1911-02-12 Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (d. 1968)

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1911-03-26 Tennessee Williams, American playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), born in Columbus, Mississippi (d. 1983)

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • 1911-03-26 T. Hee, American animator (d. 1988)
  • 1911-04-02 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1911-04-03 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), born in Wierzchownia
  • 1911-04-21 Leonard Warren, American baritone (Met-1939-60) who died on stage, born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • 1911-04-21 Ivan Combe, American inventor (d. 2000)
  • 1911-04-28 Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (d. 1999)

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1911-05-08 Robert Johnson, American blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singers), born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi (d. 1938)

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson
Singer and guitarist
Robert Johnson
  • 1911-05-10 Bel Kaufman, American author, born in Berlin, Germany, (d. 2014)
  • 1911-05-13 Robert Middleton, American film and TV actor (Barney-Monroes), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1911-05-16 Margaret Sullavan, Norfolk, Virginia, American actress (Three Comrades, The Shop Around the Corner)
  • 1911-05-20 Gardner Fox, American sci-fi author (Atom, Hawkman, Zatanna), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1911-05-26 Ben Alexander, Goldfield, Nevada, American actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad)
  • 1911-06-26 Babe Didrikson Zaharias [Mildred Ella], Port Arthur, Texas, American athlete (U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame)
  • 1911-06-29 Bernard Herrmann, American composer (The Devil and Daniel Webster, Taxi Driver), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911-06-30 Czeslaw Milosz, Polish/American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980)
  • 1911-07-06 Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), born in Mound, Minnesota (d. 1967)
  • 1911-07-09 John A. Wheeler, American physicist (d. 2008)

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1911-07-16 Ginger Rogers [Virginia McMath], American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Kitty Foyle) born in Independence, Missouri (d. 1995)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • 1911-07-29 Iakovos, Archbishop of America (d. 2005)
  • 1911-08-01 Jackie Ormes, American cartoonist (d. 1985)

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1911-08-06 Lucille Ball, American comedienne and actress (I Love Lucy, Mame), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1989)

Comedienne/Actress Lucille Ball
Comedienne/Actress
Lucille Ball
  • 1911-08-09 Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer (d. 2001)
  • 1911-08-14 Ethel Lois Payne, American civil rights journalist and "1st Lady of the Black Press", born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1911-09-02 Romare Bearden, African American painter (d. 1988)
  • 1911-09-03 Bernard Mammes, American cyclist (d. 2000)
  • 1911-09-09 Paul Goodman, American poet and writer (d. 1972)
  • 1911-09-15 Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-born American golf entrepreneur (d. 2000)
  • 1911-09-23 Frank Moss, United States Senator from Utah (d. 2003)
  • 1911-10-02 Jack Finney, American author (d. 1995)
  • 1911-10-09 Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (d. 2006)
  • 1911-10-12 Maribel Vinson, American figure skater (9x US National Champion), born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • 1911-10-24 Nathaniel Wyeth, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle)
  • 1911-10-30 Ruth Hussey, American actress (Another Thin Man), born in Providence, Rode Island, (d. 2005)
  • 1911-11-01 Donald William Kerst, American Physicist who developed the betatron (device to accelerate electron beams), born in Madison, Wisconsin

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1911-12-09 Broderick Crawford, American actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1911-12-14 Hans von Ohain, German/American aerospace engineer (d. 1998)
  • 1911-12-15 Nicholas P. Dallis, American psychiatrist and comic strip writer (d. 1991)
  • 1911-12-23 James Gregory, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Barney Miller), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1912-01-20 Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (d. 1970)
  • 1912-01-30 Francis Schaeffer, American Evangelical theologian and pastor (d. 1984)
  • 1912-02-04 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • 1912-02-17 Andre Norton, American author (d. 2005)
  • 1912-02-19 Saul Chaplin, American composer (d. 1997)
  • 1912-02-25 Brenda Joyce, American actress
  • 1912-03-04 Carl Marzani, American documentarian (d. 1994)
  • 1912-03-14 Les Brown, Reinerton Pa, American bandleader (d. 2001)

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1912-03-15 Lightnin' [Sam] Hopkins, American blues musician (Ball of Twine), born in Centerville, Texas (d. 1982)

Blues Singer Lightnin Hopkins
Blues Singer
Lightnin Hopkins
  • 1912-03-22 Karl Malden, actor (Mike-Streets of SF, American Express), born in Chicago, Illinois

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1912-03-24 Dorothy Height, American civil rights and women's rights activist, born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2010)

Women's and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Women's and Civil Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • 1912-04-12 Walt Gorney, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1912-04-16 John Halas, Hungarian-American cartoonist and animator (Animal Farm), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1912-04-16 Garth Williams, American illustrator (d. 1996)
  • 1912-04-16 Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1912-04-19 Glenn T Seaborg, American chemist (AEC, Plutonium, Nobel 1951)
  • 1912-05-03 Virgil Fox, American organist (d. 1980)
  • 1912-05-05 Alice Faye [Ann Leppert], American actress (Barricade, State Fair), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-05-11 Phil Silvers, American comedian (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1912-05-13 Judah Nadich, American rabbi (d. 2007)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1701 - 1,800 of 5,055

  • 1989-10-26 Charles J. Pedersen, American Nobel laureate (b. 1904)
  • 1989-11-17 Gus Farace, American gangster (b. 1960)
  • 1989-11-22 C. C. Beck, American cartoonist (b. 1910)
  • 1989-11-25 Alva R. Fitch, American World War II and Korean soldier (b. 1907)
  • 1989-12-06 John Payne, American movie actor ("Miracle on 34th St") dies aged 77
  • 1989-12-11 Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (b. 1895)
  • 1990-01-03 Arthur Gold, American pianist, half of Gold and Fizdale duo (b. 1917)
  • 1990-01-04 Harold Edgerton, American electrical engineer (b. 1903)
  • 1990-01-18 Rusty Hamer, American actor (b. 1947)
  • 1990-01-24 Madge Bellamy, American actress, dies of heart failure at 90
  • 1990-01-26 Lewis Mumford, American historian (b. 1895)
  • 1990-02-08 Del Shannon, American rock musician and songwriter (Runaway), commits suicide at 55

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1990-02-16 Keith Haring, American graffiti artist (brilliant baby), dies of AIDS at 31

Artist & Social Activist Keith Haring
Artist & Social Activist
Keith Haring
  • 1990-02-27 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (b. 1903)
  • 1990-03-05 Gary Merrill, American actor, dies of a lung cancer at 74
  • 1990-03-13 Bruno Bettelheim, American psychiatrist (b. 1903)
  • 1990-03-19 Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (b. 1966)
  • 1990-04-14 Thurston Harris, American singer (b. 1931)
  • 1990-04-29 Floyd Butler, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), dies at 52
  • 1990-05-04 Don Appell, American writer and director, dies at 70
  • 1990-05-09 Pauline Frederick, pioneering American journalist and author, dies at 84
  • 1990-05-27 Robert B. Meyner, American politician (b. 1908)
  • 1990-06-03 Stiv Bators, American musician (The Dead Boys) (b. 1949)
  • 1990-07-06 Nathaniel Wyeth, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle), dies at 78
  • 1990-07-27 Bobby Day, American singer (b. 1928)
  • 1990-08-02 Norman Mclean, American writer (b. 1902)
  • 1990-08-12 B. Kliban, American cartoonist known for his drawings of cats, usually with horrible puns (Love to Eat Them Mousies), dies at 55

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1990-08-27 Stevie Ray Vaughan, American blues guitarist, dies in a helicopter crash at 35

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • 1990-10-03 Eleanor Steber, eminent American soprano dies in Langhorne, PA
  • 1990-10-10 Tom Murton, American penologist (b. 1928)
  • 1990-10-16 Jorge Bolet, Cuban-American classical pianist (b. 1914)
  • 1990-11-12 Eve Arden, American actress (Our Miss Brooks), dies at 82
  • 1990-11-15 Alydar, American racehorse (b. 1975)

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1990-11-17 Robert Hofstadter, American atomic physicist and Nobel laureate (electron scattering in atomic nuclei), dies at 75

  • 1990-11-24 Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer of the depression, dies at 80

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1990-12-02 Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid, Fanfare for Common Man), dies at 90

Composer Aaron Copland
Composer
Aaron Copland
  • 1990-12-16 Douglas Campbell, American pilot (b. 1896)
  • 1990-12-21 Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aeronautical engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; b. 1910)

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1991-01-11 Carl David Anderson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, dies at 85

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson

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1991-01-30 John Bardeen, American physicist, electrical engineer and co-inventor of the transistor (Nobel 1956, 1972), dies of heart disease at 82

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
  • 1991-01-30 Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (b. 1907)
  • 1991-02-01 Carol Dempster, actress (Sally of Sawdust, America), dies at 89
  • 1991-02-03 Harry Ackerman, American TV executive producer (b. 1912)
  • 1991-02-07 John Steinbeck IV, American author and journalist
  • 1991-02-09 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, dies at 59
  • 1991-02-11 Robert W. Holley, American biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1922)
  • 1991-02-26 Slim Gaillard [Bulee], American Jazz singer/songwriter, dies at 75
  • 1991-02-28 Wassily Hoeffding, American statistician (b. 1914)

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1991-03-07 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, dies at 87

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell
  • 1991-03-14 Jerome "Doc" Pomus, American blues singer-songwriter (Save Last Dance for Me), dies at 65
  • 1991-03-21 Leo Fender, American inventor (Fender guitar), dies at 81
  • 1991-03-22 Dave Guard, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio), dies of cancer at 56
  • 1991-04-04 Forrest Towns, American hurdler (b. 1914)
  • 1991-04-15 Martin Ashe, American actor, dies at 81
  • 1991-04-23 Johnny Thunders, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 1991-04-26 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (b. 1904)
  • 1991-04-28 Ken Curtis, American actor (Festus - Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • 1991-04-28 Steve Broidy, American motion picture executive (b. 1905)
  • 1991-05-15 Reno Browne, American Western actress, dies at 70
  • 1991-05-28 Ethel Lois Payne, American journalist (Chic Defender), dies at 79
  • 1991-06-03 Thomas C Lasorda, American artist and son of Los Angeles Dodgers manager, dies of pneumonia at 33
  • 1991-06-15 Happy Chandler, American politician and Commissioner of Baseball (b. 1898)
  • 1991-06-24 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (b. 1917)
  • 1991-06-27 Milton Subotsky, American screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 1991-07-01 Michael Landon, American actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1991-07-15 Bert Convy, American actor and game show host (Tattletales), dies at 57
  • 1991-08-02 Helen Page Camp, American actress, dies at 60
  • 1991-08-08 Julissa Gomez, American gymnast (b. 1972)
  • 1991-08-11 J. D. McDuffie, American NASCAR driver (b. 1939)

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1991-09-03 Frank Capra, American film director (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 94

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • 1991-09-06 Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, American serial killer (claimed to have murdered over 100 people), executed in the electric chair at 58
  • 1991-09-14 Russell Lynes, American art historian and magazine editor (b. 1910)
  • 1991-09-26 Billy Vaughn, American singer and bandleader (Sail Along Sil'vry Moon), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1991-10-11 Steven Jesse Bernstein, American underground poet (suicide) (b. 1950)
  • 1991-10-28 Lydia Hodson Copeland, America's Jr Miss (1972), dies at 37
  • 1991-10-31 Gene Anderson, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  • 1991-11-02 Mort Shuman, American singer songwriter (Viva Las Vegas), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1991-11-05 Fred MacMurray, American actor (My Three Sons), dies of pneumonia at 83

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1991-11-06 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Whirlpool), dies of emphysema at 70

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney
  • 1991-11-10 William Afflis, American professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • 1991-11-26 Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft; b. 1908)
  • 1991-12-05 Robert Karvelas, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 1991-12-10 Greta Kempton, American artist (b. 1901)
  • 1991-12-19 Joe Cole, American rock music roadie (b. 1961)
  • 1992-01-24 Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (b. 1950)
  • 1992-01-25 John Touchstone, American actor (Across Five Aprils), dies of cirrhosis at 59
  • 1992-01-29 Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Backdoor Man"), dies at 76
  • 1992-02-02 Bert Parks, [Jacobson], TV host (Miss America), dies at 77
  • 1992-03-21 Natalie Sleeth, American composer (b. 1930)
  • 1992-03-25 Nancy Walker, American actress (Ida Morgenstern-Rhoda), dies of cancer at 69
  • 1992-04-02 Paula Kelly, American big band singer, dies at 72
  • 1992-04-04 Arthur Russell, American cellist (b. 1951)
  • 1992-04-08 Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More) dies at 78
  • 1992-04-09 Ruth Hammond, American Broadway actress, dies in her sleep at 96
  • 1992-04-16 Neville Brand, American actor (Stalag 17), dies of emphysema at 71
  • 1992-04-20 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer/guitarist, dies at 76
  • 1992-04-28 Iceberg Slim, American writer (b. 1918)
  • 1992-05-01 Sharon Redd, American house music and urban contemporary singer (b. 1945)
  • 1992-05-10 Sylvia Syms [Blagman], American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Flower Drum Song), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 1992-05-12 Lenny Montana, American actor (b. 1926)