United States of America in History (Part 22)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2101 - 2,200 of 10,206

  • 1917-10-10 Thelonious Monk, Rocky Mount North Carolina, American jazz pianist and composer
  • 1917-10-16 Alice Pearce, American actress (d. 1966)
  • 1917-10-17 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (d. 1991)

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1917-10-22 Joan Fontaine, British-American actress (Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)

Actress Joan Fontaine
Actress
Joan Fontaine
  • 1917-10-25 Lee MacPhail, American baseball manager and league executive
  • 1917-10-26 Mario Biaggi, American politician (Rep-D&R-NY, 1969-88), born in New York (d. 2015)
  • 1917-10-28 Jack Soo, American actor (d. 1979)
  • 1917-11-06 Edgar Whitcomb, American politician and Governor of Indiana (1969-73), born in Hayden, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1917-11-07 Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), born in Brawley, California (d. 2015)
  • 1917-12-02 Sylvia Syms, American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1917-12-06 Irv Robbins, Canadian-American entrepreneur (d. 2008)
  • 1917-12-09 James Rainwater, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1917-12-13 John Hart, American actor
  • 1917-12-14 June Taylor, American choreographer (d. 2004)
  • 1917-12-20 David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (d. 1992)
  • 1917-12-21 Alicia Alonso, ballerina (American Ballet Theatre), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1917-12-21 Sophie Masloff, American politician
  • 1917-12-30 Seymour Melman, American industrial engineer (d. 2004)
  • 1918-01-21 Richard D. Winters, American war hero
  • 1918-01-24 Oral Roberts, Pontotoc County Oklahoma, American Televangelist, founder Oral Roberts College
  • 1918-01-25 Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster
  • 1918-01-26 Philip José Farmer, Terre Haute Indiana, American science fiction novelist (Riverworld)
  • 1918-01-27 William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (d. 2005)
  • 1918-02-03 Helen Stephens, Fulton Mo, American 100m runner (double Olympic gold-1936)
  • 1918-02-04 Ida Lupino, Anglo-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • 1918-02-04 Janet Waldo, American actress
  • 1918-02-08 Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • 1918-02-11 Margaret Heldt, American hairdresser who created the Beehive, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1918-02-16 Patty Andrews, American vocalist (Andrews Sisters), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1918-02-18 Jane Loevinger, American psychologist (d. 2008).
  • 1918-02-20 Leonore Annenberg American Billionaire
  • 1918-02-22 Charlie Finley, American sports entrepreneur (d. 1996)
  • 1918-02-23 Richard G. Butler, American fascist (d. 2004)
  • 1918-02-25 Barney Ewell, American athlete (d. 1996)
  • 1918-03-01 Gladys Noon Spellman, American politician (d. 1988)
  • 1918-03-05 James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • 1918-03-12 Elaine de Kooning, American artist (d. 1989)
  • 1918-03-18 Bob Broeg, American sports writer (d. 2005)
  • 1918-04-08 Glendon Swarthout, American author (d. 1992)
  • 1918-04-10 Lee Bergere, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1918-04-16 Joan Alexander, American actress

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1918-04-17 William Holden, American actor (Stalag 17, Bridge Over River Kwai, SOB), born in O'Fallon, Illinois (d. 1981)

  • 1918-04-18 Cliff Hillegass, American publisher (d. 2001)
  • 1918-04-23 Gordon Hirabayshi, American civil rights activist and WWII internment opponent (Hirabayshi v. United States), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2012)
  • 1918-04-26 Jack Morpurgo, American Literature scholar (Leeds University)
  • 1918-05-01 Jack Paar, American television host of the Jack Paar Show (d. 2004), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1918-05-10 George Welch, American World War II flying ace (Medal of Honor nominee) and test pilot, born in Wawaset Park, Delaware (d. 1954)
  • 1918-05-19 Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist (d. 2000)
  • 1918-05-20 Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1918-05-24 Coleman Young, 1st African American Mayor of Detroit, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • 1918-05-30 Bob Evans, American restaurateur (d. 2007)
  • 1918-06-02 Ruth Atkinson, American cartoonist (d. 1997)
  • 1918-06-03 Lili St. Cyr, American ecdysiast (d. 1999)
  • 1918-06-08 John D. Roberts, American chemist
  • 1918-06-12 Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (d. 2001)
  • 1918-06-20 George Lynch, American auto racer (d. 1997)
  • 1918-07-04 Johnnie Parsons, American race car driver (d. 1984)
  • 1918-07-20 Cindy Walker, American singer (d. 2006)
  • 1918-07-25 Jane Frank, American artist (d. 1986)
  • 1918-07-26 Marjorie Lord [Wollenberg], American actress (Make Room for Daddy, Sherlock Holmes in Washington), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1918-07-31 Paul D. Boyer, American chemist, Nobel Prize Laureate
  • 1918-07-31 Hank Jones, American pianist
  • 1918-08-03 Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (d. 1999)
  • 1918-08-03 Larry Haines, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1918-08-04 Iceberg Slim (a.k.a. Robert Beck), American author (d. 1992)
  • 1918-08-05 Tom Drake, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1918-08-06 Norman Granz, American record producer (d. 2001)
  • 1918-08-15 Florian Zabach, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1918-08-22 Mary McGrory, American journalist (d. 2004)
  • 1918-09-11 Donald Blakeslee, American aviator (d. 2008)
  • 1918-09-15 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (d. 2005)
  • 1918-09-25 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster/shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1918-10-29 Bernard Gordon, American writer and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1918-10-31 Ian Stevenson, American parapsychologist (d. 2007)
  • 1918-11-03 Bob Feller, Van Meter, Iowa, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indian, 3 no-hitters)
  • 1918-11-03 Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American Brigadier General (d. 2007)
  • 1918-12-09 Jerome Beatty Jr., American author
  • 1918-12-12 Joe Williams [Joseph Goreed], Cordele, Georgia, American jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues)
  • 1918-12-14 James T. Aubrey, American television executive (d. 1994)
  • 1918-12-15 Jeff Chandler, [Ira Grossel], American actor (Broken Arrow), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1961)
  • 1918-12-23 Kumar Pallana, Indian-born American actor
  • 1918-12-27 John Celardo, American comic strip artist
  • 1919-01-04 Al "Jazbo" Collins, American DJ (Tonight! America After Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-03-04 Buck Baker, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
  • 1919-03-10 Marion Hutton, American actress and singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 1987)
  • 1919-03-24 Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind), born in Bronxville, New York
  • 1919-03-24 Robert Heilbroner, American economist (d. 2005

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1919-03-26 Strother Martin, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot), born in Kokomo, Indiana (d. 1980)

  • 1919-04-01 Joseph Murray, American surgeon, Nobel laureate, (d. 2012)
  • 1919-04-06 Paula Kelly, Grove City, Pennsylvania, American big band singer
  • 1919-04-13 Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist who opposed prayer in school and was murdered in 1995, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1919-04-13 Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (d. 2000)
  • 1919-04-21 Don Cornell, American singer (d. 2004)
  • 1919-05-03 John Cullen Murphy, American comic strip artist (d. 2004)
  • 1919-05-14 John Hope, American meteorologist (d. 2002)

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1919-05-16 Liberace [Wladziu Valentino], American pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1987)

Pianist Liberace
Pianist
Liberace
  • 1919-05-17 Merle Miller, American biographer (d. 1986)
  • 1919-06-02 Nat Mayer Shapiro, American painter (d. 2005)
  • 1919-06-14 Gene Barry [Eugene Klass], American actor (The Atomic City, Bat Masterson), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-06-18 Mel Brandt, American actor (Faraway Hill), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2101 - 2,200 of 5,052

  • 1998-06-02 Sylvester Ritter, American professional wrestler (b. 1952)
  • 1998-06-05 Jeanette Nolan, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 1998-06-21 Al Campanis, American baseball executive (b. 1916)
  • 1998-07-03 Danielle Bunten Berry, American software developer (b. 1949)
  • 1998-07-06 Roy Rogers, American actor (b. 1911)
  • 1998-07-12 Jimmy Driftwood, American folk songwriter and musician (b. 1907)
  • 1998-07-14 Richard McDonald, American fast food pioneer (b. 1909)
  • 1998-07-16 John Henrik Clarke, American historian and scholar (b. 1915)
  • 1998-07-20 June Byers, American professional wrestler (b. 1922)
  • 1998-07-21 Robert Young, American actor (Father Knows Best, Marcus Welby, M.D.), dies at 91
  • 1998-07-25 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (b. 1921)
  • 1998-07-29 Jerome Robbins, American choreographer (b. 1918)
  • 1998-07-30 Buffalo Bob Smith, American television host (Howdy Doody) (b. 1917)
  • 1998-08-02 Shari Lewis, American puppeteer and ventriloquist (Lamb Chop), dies at 64
  • 1998-08-13 Julien Green, American novelist (b. 1900)
  • 1998-08-24 E.G. Marshall, American actor (The Defenders), dies at 88
  • 1998-08-26 Frederick Reines, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 1998-09-01 Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (b. 1921)
  • 1998-09-02 Allen Drury, American author (b. 1918)
  • 1998-09-05 Leo Penn, American film director (b. 1921)
  • 1998-09-09 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (b. 1951)
  • 1998-09-11 Dane Clark, American actor (b. 1913)

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1998-09-13 George Wallace, American politician (Gov-D-Ala) and presidential candidate, dies of septic shock at 79

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • 1998-09-21 Florence Griffith Joyner, American athlete (b. 1959)
  • 1998-09-23 Mary Frann, American actress (b. 1943)
  • 1998-09-26 Betty Carter, American singer (b. 1930)
  • 1998-10-02 Gene Autry, American singer, actor, and entrepreneur (b. 1907)
  • 1998-10-10 Clark Clifford, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1906)
  • 1998-10-11 Richard Denning, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1998-10-12 Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (b. 1976)
  • 1998-10-14 Cleveland Amory, American writer and animal rights activist (b. 1917)
  • 1998-10-14 Frankie Yankovic, American musician (b. 1916)
  • 1998-10-16 Jon Postel, American Internet pioneer (b. 1943)
  • 1998-10-23 Barnett Slepian, American physician (b. 1946)
  • 1998-10-28 James Goldman, American screenwriter/playwright (The Lion in Winter) dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 1998-11-13 Red Holzman, American basketball coach (b. 1920)
  • 1998-11-15 Stokely Carmichael, American civil rights activist (b. 1941)
  • 1998-11-17 Esther Rolle, American actress (Good Times, Maude), dies at 78
  • 1998-11-19 Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)
  • 1998-11-19 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, dies at 78
  • 1998-11-25 Nelson Goodman, American philosopher (b. 1906)
  • 1998-11-25 Flip Wilson, American actor and comedian (b. 1933)
  • 1998-11-26 Jonathan Kwitny, American reporter (b. 1941)
  • 1998-11-27 Barbara Acklin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 1998-11-29 Frank Latimore, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 1998-12-05 Al Gore, Sr., American politician (b. 1907)

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1998-12-09 Archie Moore, American light-heavyweight boxing champion (1952-60), dies at 84

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • 1998-12-11 Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot) (b. 1968)
  • 1998-12-12 Mo Udall, American politician (b. 1922)
  • 1998-12-14 Annette Strauss, American philanthropist (b. 1924)
  • 1998-12-14 Norman Fell, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 1998-12-14 Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr., American civil rights activist and author (b. 1928)
  • 1998-12-16 William Gaddis, American writer (b. 1922)
  • 1998-12-19 Mel Fisher, American treasure hunter (b. 1922)
  • 1998-12-20 Irene Hervey, American actress (b. 1910)
  • 1998-12-22 Michelle Thomas, American actress (b. 1969)

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1998-12-24 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, dies at 88

Physicist Raemer Schreiber
Physicist
Raemer Schreiber
  • 1998-12-25 Bryan MacLean, American singer, musician and songwriter (Love) (b. 1946)
  • 1998-12-30 Johnny Moore, American singer (The Drifters) (b. 1934)
  • 1999-01-04 Iron Eyes Cody, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1999-01-12 Betty Lou Gerson, American voice actress (b. 1914)
  • 1999-01-17 Robert Eads, American transsexual (b. 1945)
  • 1999-01-21 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist (b. 1920)
  • 1999-01-21 Susan Strasberg, American actress (b. 1938)
  • 1999-01-23 Jay Pritzker, American businessman (b. 1922)
  • 1999-01-25 Sarah "Sadie" Delany, American author (b. 1889)
  • 1999-01-25 Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (b. 1924)
  • 1999-01-25 Robert Shaw, American conductor (b. 1916)
  • 1999-01-29 Lili St. Cyr, American dancer (b. 1918)
  • 1999-01-30 Huntz Hall, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 1999-01-30 Ed Herlihy, American broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • 1999-02-01 Paul Mellon, American philanthropist (b. 1907)
  • 1999-02-03 Gwen Guthrie, American singer("Ain't Nothin' Goin' on but the Rent"), dies of cancer at 48
  • 1999-02-07 Bobby Troup, American musician and actor (b. 1918)
  • 1999-02-14 John Ehrlichman, American presidential advisor (b. 1925)
  • 1999-02-14 Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey), dies at 65
  • 1999-02-15 Big L, American rapper (b. 1974)
  • 1999-02-15 Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1926)
  • 1999-02-18 Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (b. 1932)
  • 1999-02-20 Gene Siskel, American film critic (b. 1946)

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1999-02-21 Gertrude B. Elion, American biochemist and drug researcher who developed groundbreaking leukemia and herpes drug treatments (Nobel 1988), dies at 81

Biochemist and Drug Researcher Gertrude B. Elion
Biochemist and Drug Researcher
Gertrude B. Elion
  • 1999-02-24 Andre Dubus, American writer (b. 1936)
  • 1999-02-25 Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • 1999-03-02 David Ackles, American singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
  • 1999-03-04 Del Close, American actor (b. 1934)
  • 1999-03-05 Richard Kiley, American actor (b. 1922)
  • 1999-03-07 Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (b. 1918)

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1999-03-07 Stanley Kubrick, American film director (2001 A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange) dies at 70

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
  • 1999-03-08 Peggy Cass, American actress and comedian (b. 1924)
  • 1999-03-12 Yehudi Menuhin, American-born British violinist, conductor and teacher, dies at 82
  • 1999-03-13 Lee Falk, American cartoonist (b. 1911)
  • 1999-03-13 Garson Kanin, American writer and director (b. 1912)
  • 1999-03-14 Kirk Alyn, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 1999-03-18 Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator (b. 1905)
  • 1999-03-22 David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
  • 1999-03-25 Cal Ripken, Sr., American baseball manager (b. 1936)
  • 1999-03-28 Freaky Tah, American rapper (Lost Boyz) (b. 1971)
  • 1999-03-29 Joe Williams, American singer, dies of natural causes at 80
  • 1999-03-30 Gary Morton, American film and television producer (b. 1924)
  • 1999-04-01 Jesse Stone, American record producer (b. 1901)