United States of America in History (Part 19)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1801 - 1,900 of 10,242

  • 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)
  • 1912-05-21 John Curtis Gowan, American psychologist (d. 1986)
  • 1912-05-23 John Payne, American actor (Restless Gun, Miracle on 34th Street), born in Roanoke, Virginia

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1912-05-27 Sam Snead, American golfer (PGA-1963, 65, 67, 70, 72, 73), born in Ashwood, Virginia (d. 2002)

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 1912-06-05 Dean Amadon, American ornithologist (d. 2003)
  • 1912-06-08 Harry Holtzman, American abstract artist (d. 1987)
  • 1912-06-19 Jerry Jerome, American saxophonist (Words & Music), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1912-06-19 Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (d. 2005)
  • 1912-07-01 Sally Kirkland, American fashion editor (d. 1989)
  • 1912-07-31 Irv Kupcinet, TV host (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1912-08-02 Ann Dvorak [McKim], American actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1912-08-04 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1912-08-23 Gene Kelly, Pitts, dancer/actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way)
  • 1912-09-05 Frank Thomas, American animator (d. 2004)
  • 1912-09-22 Martha Scott, Jamesport, Missouri, American actress (Our Town, Ben-Hur)
  • 1912-09-23 Tony Smith, American sculptor (d. 1980)
  • 1912-10-22 Frances Drake, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1912-10-31 Ollie Johnston, American animator (d. 2008)
  • 1912-11-08 June Havoc [Ellen Evangeline Hovick], Canadian-born American stage and screen actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2010)
  • 1912-11-11 Thomas C. Mann, American diplomat (d. 1999)
  • 1912-11-14 Barbara Hutton, American heiress (Woolworth)
  • 1912-11-22 Doris Duke, multi-millionaire (American Tobacco heiress), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-11-23 George O'Hanlon, American actor (Calvin-Life of Riley, George Jetson), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1912-11-29 Viola Smith, American drummer (one of the first professional female drummers)
  • 1912-12-04 Pappy Boyington, American pilot (d. 1988)
  • 1912-12-15 Ray Eames, American designer (d. 1988)
  • 1912-12-18 Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American General (d. 2002)
  • 1912-12-22 Doris Duke, heiress (American Tobacco Co), born in NYC, New York

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1913-01-09 Richard Nixon, Yorba Linda, California, 37th President (R) of the United States (1969-74)

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1913-01-14 Tillie Olsen, American writer (Tell Me a Riddle)
  • 1913-01-18 Danny Kaye, American UNICEF/comedian/actor (Danny Kaye Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1913-01-22 Carl F. H. Henry, American theologian and publisher (d. 2003)
  • 1913-01-25 Luis Marden, American photojournalist (d. 2003)
  • 1913-01-29 Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (d. 2003)

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1913-02-04 Rosa Parks, Tuskegee Alabama, American civil rights activist (bus protestor)

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks
  • 1913-02-14 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (voice of NY Yankees), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1913-03-04 Willie Johnson (guitarist), American guitarist (d. 1995)

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1913-03-13 William J. Casey, American head of the CIA during the Iran-contra scandal (1981-87), born in New York City (d. 1987)

CIA Director William Casey
CIA Director
William Casey
  • 1913-03-22 Lew Wasserman, American film studio executive (d. 2002)
  • 1913-03-29 Phil Foster, American comedian (Frank De Fazio-Laverne & Shirley), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1913-03-30 Marc Davis, American animator (d. 2000)
  • 1913-03-31 Etta Baker, Caldwell County North Carolina, American blues guitarist

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1913-04-04 Muddy Waters [McKinley Morganfield], American blues guitarist (Hoochie Coochie Man), born in Jug's Corner (Issaquena County) or Rolling Fork, Mississippi (d. 1983)

Blues Musician Muddy Waters
Blues Musician
Muddy Waters
  • 1913-04-07 Charles Vanik, American politician (d. 2007)
  • 1913-04-17 Richard Travis, American actor (Missile to the Moon), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1989)
  • 1913-04-27 Philip Hauge Abelson, American physicist (d. 2004)
  • 1913-05-01 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (d. 2005)
  • 1913-05-29 Tony Zale, American boxer (d. 1997)
  • 1913-06-02 Bert Farber, American orchestra leader (Arthur Gudfrey, Vic Damone), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1913-06-06 Carlo L. Golino, American scholar (d. 1991)
  • 1913-06-13 Ralph Edwards, American TV host (This is Your Life), born in Merino, Colorado (d. 2005)
  • 1913-07-01 Jo Sinclair [Ruth Seid], American writer (Wasteland), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1913-07-11 Cordwainer Smith, American writer (d. 1966)
  • 1913-07-12 Willis Lamb, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
  • 1913-07-15 Cowboy Copas, American country singer (d. 1963)
  • 1913-07-15 Dorothy Schwartz, American violinist (d. 2007)
  • 1913-07-17 Bertrand Goldberg, American architect (d. 1997)
  • 1913-07-27 George L. Street III American Navy Submariner (d. 2000)
  • 1913-08-04 Robert Hayden, American poet (d. 1980)
  • 1913-08-07 George Van Eps, American guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1913-08-17 W. Mark Felt, American FBI official and Watergate secret informant known as "Deep Throat"
  • 1913-08-19 Richard Simmons, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1913-08-25 Don DeFore, American actor (d. 1993)
  • 1913-09-01 Christian Nyby, American director and film editor (d. 1993)
  • 1913-09-04 Mickey Cohen, American gangster (d. 1976)
  • 1913-09-15 Henry Dreyfus Brant, composer (Great American Goot), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1913-09-27 Albert Ellis, American psychologist (d. 2007)
  • 1913-10-05 Eugene Bennett Fluckey American Navy Submariner (d. 2007)
  • 1913-10-10 Johnny Downs, American actor (Manhattan Showcase), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1913-10-18 Robert Gilruth, American aviation and space pioneer (d. 2000)
  • 1913-10-27 Joseph Medicine Crow, Native American chief and historian, born near Lodge Grass, Montana (d. 2013)
  • 1913-11-04 Gig Young, St. Cloud Minnesota, American actor (They Shoot Horses Don't They)
  • 1913-11-13 Helen Mack, American actress (d. 1986)
  • 1913-11-25 Lewis Thomas, American physician and essayist (d. 1993)
  • 1913-12-18 Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (d. 2006)
  • 1913-12-25 Tony Martin [Alvin Morris], American singer (It's a Blue World, To Each), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1914-01-16 Roger Wagner, American choral musician (d. 1992)
  • 1914-01-28 Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1992)
  • 1914-02-06 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor (d. 2005)
  • 1914-02-15 Hale Boggs, American politician (d. 1972)
  • 1914-03-01 Harry Caray, American sportscaster (Chicago Cubs), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1998) probable date
  • 1914-03-04 Ward Kimball, American cartoonist (d. 2002)
  • 1914-03-04 Robert R. Wilson, American physicist, sculptor and architect (d. 2000)
  • 1914-03-13 Edward O'Hare, American pilot (d. 1943)
  • 1914-03-14 Lee Elhardt Hays, American folksinger (d. 1981)
  • 1914-03-14 Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)
  • 1914-03-15 Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (d. 1985)

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1914-03-17 Sammy Baugh, American NFL hall of fame quarterback (Washington Redskins), born in Temple, Texas (d. 2008)

American Football Player and Coach Sammy Baugh
American Football Player and Coach
Sammy Baugh
  • 1914-03-28 Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1914-03-30 Sonny Boy Williamson I [John Lee], American blues musician (Down & Out Blues), born in Madison County, Tennessee (d. 1948)
  • 1914-04-12 Armen Alchian, American economist
  • 1914-04-17 George W. Davis, American art director (d. 1984)
  • 1914-04-20 Betty Lou Gerson, American actress (d. 1999)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1801 - 1,900 of 5,057

  • 1992-05-20 Roger Keith Coleman, American murder who protested his innocence, is executed at 33
  • 1992-05-22 Zellig Harris, American linguist (b. 1909)
  • 1992-05-27 Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (b. 1890)
  • 1992-06-07 Bill France, Sr., American racing car driver and co-founder of NASCAR, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 82
  • 1992-06-10 Zak Hern├índez, American soldier (b. 1973)
  • 1992-07-09 Eric Sevareid, American reporter (b. 1912)
  • 1992-08-14 Flora Benson, American wife of Ezra Taft Benson, President of the Mormon Church, dies at 91
  • 1992-08-15 Evelyn Wesler Zemel, US author (American Glass Animals), dies
  • 1992-08-19 Donald William Kerst, American Physicist who developed the betatron, dies of a brain tumor at 80
  • 1992-08-26 Arthur Leigh Allen, American suspected murderer (b. 1933)
  • 1992-10-05 Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations), dies of lung cancer at 52
  • 1992-10-07 Allan Bloom, author (Closing of the American Mind), dies at 62
  • 1992-10-21 Jim Garrison, American attorney (b. 1921)
  • 1992-10-22 Cleavon Little, American actor (Blazing Saddles), dies of colon cancer at 53
  • 1992-10-27 David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (b. 1917)
  • 1992-10-30 Joan Mitchell, American painter and printmaker dies of cancer aged 67
  • 1992-11-12 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), dies of cancer at 81
  • 1992-12-13 Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman and heir (b. 1899)
  • 1992-12-17 Dana Andrews, American actor (Battle of the Bulge, Laura), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 1992-12-25 Richard H Ichord, US leader of House Un-American Activities Committee, dies at 66
  • 1992-12-27 Kay Boyle, American writer (Scottsboro: An American Tragedy), dies at 90
  • 1993-01-03 Johnny Most, American sports announcer (b. 1923)
  • 1993-01-15 Sammy Cahn, American songwriter (b. 1913)

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1993-01-24 Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American supreme court justice (1967-91), dies 84

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • 1993-02-18 Kerry Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
  • 1993-02-27 Lillian Gish, American silent film/stage actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 99
  • 1993-03-31 Brandon Lee, American actor (The Crow) and son of Bruce Lee, accidentally shot while filming at 28
  • 1993-03-31 Mitchell Parish, American lyricist (b. 1900)
  • 1993-04-27 Hans Sahl, German American anti-Nazi Jewish writer (Tie Exil im Exil), dies at 90
  • 1993-05-08 Avram Davidson, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!), dies at 70
  • 1993-05-14 William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (Hearst Newspapers) and 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 85
  • 1993-05-31 Spuds Mackenzie, American advertisement dog
  • 1993-06-08 Root Boy Slim, American entertainer (b. 1945)
  • 1993-06-26 William H. Riker, American political scientist (b. 1920)
  • 1993-06-28 GG Allin, American punk rock singer (b. 1956)
  • 1993-07-07 Mia Zapata, American singer with The Gits (b. 1965)
  • 1993-07-10 Sam Rolfe, American screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • 1993-07-14 Robert Strong, American actor, dies at 87
  • 1993-07-18 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (3 Coins in a Fountain), dies at 93
  • 1993-07-20 Vince Foster, American lawyer and Deputy White House Counsel commits suicide aged 48
  • 1993-07-25 Vincent Joseph Schaefer, American Chemist and Meteorologist (cloud seeding), dies at 87
  • 1993-08-28 William Stafford, American poet (b. 1914)
  • 1993-09-11 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, dies at 81
  • 1993-09-28 Alexander A. Drabik, American soldier (b. 1910)
  • 1993-10-05 Jane Nigh, American actress (Lorelei-Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), dies at about 67
  • 1993-10-06 Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot (b. 1949)
  • 1993-10-11 Jess Thomas, American tenor (b. 1927)
  • 1993-10-17 Criss Oliva, American musician (Savatage) (b. 1963)
  • 1993-10-18 Lois Kibbee, American actress (Edge of Night), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • 1993-10-21 James Leo Herlihy, American novelist (Midnight Cowboy), commits suicide at 66
  • 1993-10-28 Doris Duke, heiress (American Tobacco Co), dies at 80
  • 1993-10-29 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), dies at 92
  • 1993-11-13 Carey Lloyd (Rufus R. Jones), American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  • 1993-11-27 Jerry Hunt, American composer, commits suicide at 49
  • 1993-12-16 Charizma, American Hip-Hop MC (b. 1973)
  • 1993-12-18 Charizma, American rapper (b. 1973)
  • 1993-12-28 Howard Caine [Cohen], American actor (Hogan's Heroes), dies at 67
  • 1994-01-16 Stephen Kritsick, veterinarian (Good Morning America), dies at 42
  • 1994-01-17 Helen Stephens, American 100m runner and double Olympic champion, dies at 75
  • 1994-01-22 Telly Savalas, American actor (Kojak), dies of prostate cancer at 72
  • 1994-01-22 Rhett Forrester, American singer (Riot) (b. 1956)
  • 1994-01-29 Nick Cravat [Nicholas Cuccia], American actor (Gremlin-Twilight Zone), dies of lung cancer at 81
  • 1994-02-09 Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (b. 1934)
  • 1994-02-26 William Melvin "Bill" Hicks, American stand-up comedian and social critic, dies of pancreatic cancer at 32
  • 1994-03-20 Lewis Grizzard, American humorist (b. 1946)
  • 1994-03-22 Dan Hartman, American singer-songwriter (Love Sensation), dies of an AIDS-related brain tumor at 43
  • 1994-03-23 Jim Moloney, American actor and writer, dies of Parkinson's disease at 64
  • 1994-03-30 Sid Weiss, American jazz bassist, dies at 79
  • 1994-04-10 Sam B. Hall, American politician (b. 1924)
  • 1994-04-16 John McLiam, Canadian-born American actor (In Cold Blood), dies of Parkinson's disease at 75
  • 1994-05-06 Fred Sadoff, actor (Quiet American), dies of AIDS at 67
  • 1994-05-07 Margaret Skeete, oldest American, dies at 115
  • 1994-05-12 Erik Erikson, American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who coined the phrase "identity crisis", dies at 91

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1994-05-19 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American 1st lady (1961-63), dies of cancer at 64

  • 1994-05-23 Ray Candy, American professional wrestler (b. 1951)
  • 1994-05-26 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz Guitarist, dies at 53
  • 1994-05-31 Herva Nelli, Italian-born American soprano, dies at 85
  • 1994-07-04 Joey Marella, American professional wrestling referee (b. 1964)
  • 1994-07-08 Dick Sargent [Richard Stanford Cox ], American actor (Darren in "Bewitched"), dies of cancer at 64
  • 1994-07-08 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (b. 1927)
  • 1994-07-11 Savannah [Shannon Michelle Wilsey], American pornographic film actress, dies after a suicide attempt at 23
  • 1994-08-11 Mark "Red" Mitchell, American actor (JFK, 8 Seconds, Want to Live), dies at 33
  • 1994-08-14 Alice Childress, American playwright, actress and writer, dies at 77
  • 1994-09-01 Boris Malenko, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  • 1994-09-10 Amy Clampitt, American poet (Silence Opens), dies at 74
  • 1994-09-19 Sandra Fisher, American painter, dies at 47
  • 1994-09-23 Dalton Reed, American soul singer, dies at 42
  • 1994-09-23 Jerry Barber, American golfer (b. 1916)
  • 1994-10-02 Harriet Nelson, American actress, dies of congestive heart failure at 80
  • 1994-10-03 Harriet Nelson, American actress (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies at 80
  • 1994-10-25 Lillian Hayman, American actress (Leslie Uggams Show), dies at 72
  • 1994-10-26 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City), dies at 65
  • 1994-10-29 Pearl Primus, Trinidad-born American dancer (poplularized African dance), dies at 74
  • 1994-11-03 Ralph Wyckoff, American scientist and pioneer of X-ray crystallography, dies at 97
  • 1994-11-08 Michael O'Donoghue, American comedy writer (SNL), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 54
  • 1994-11-11 John A. Volpe, 61st and 63rd Governor of Massachusetts, 2nd United States Secretary of Transportation (b. 1908)
  • 1994-11-14 Tom Villard, American actor (b. 1953)
  • 1994-11-15 Elizabeth George Speare, American author (b. 1908)
  • 1994-11-16 Dino Valente, American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (b.1943)
  • 1994-11-23 Tommy Boyce, American songwriter (Boyce & Hart, Monkees), commits suicide at 55