United States of America in History (Part 24)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2301 - 2,400 of 10,206


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1921-02-04 Betty Friedan, American feminist and writer (Feminine Mystique), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2006)

  • 1921-02-11 Edward Seidensticker, American scholar (d. 2007)

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1921-02-16 Vera-Ellen [Westmeier Rohe], American actress/dancer (Wonder Man), born in Norwood, Ohio

Actress Vera-Ellen
Actress
Vera-Ellen
  • 1921-02-16 Esther Bubley, Phillips, Wisconsin, American photographer
  • 1921-02-20 Mervin Shiner, American country singer, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 1921-02-22 Wayne Booth, American literary critic (d. 2005)
  • 1921-03-08 Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1990)
  • 1921-03-10 Paul Coates, American columnist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921-03-11 Frank Harary, American mathematician (d. 2005)
  • 1921-03-15 Madelyn Pugh, American television writer
  • 1921-03-16 Anne Truitt (born Anne Dean), Baltimore USA, American artist
  • 1921-03-27 Harold Nicholas, American dancer (d. 2000)
  • 1921-04-03 Robert Karvelas, American actor (d. 1991)
  • 1921-04-10 Chuck Connors, American actor (Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1921-04-14 Thomas Schelling, American economist, (Nobel Prize 2005 - game-theory analysis), born in Oakland, California (d. 2016)
  • 1921-04-19 Will Ogdon, American composer, born in Redlands, California (d. 2013)
  • 1921-04-30 Roger Easton, American scientist & inventor (GPS), born in Craftsbury, Vermont (d. 2014)

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1921-05-03 Sugar Ray Robinson [Walter Smith], American middle/welterweight boxer (1946-52, 55, 58), (d. 1989), born in Ailey, Georgia (d. 1989)

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson

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1921-05-05 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1999)

  • 1921-05-09 Mona Van Duyn, American poet (d. 2004)
  • 1921-05-09 Daniel Berrigan, American Jesuit priest and peace activist (Vietnam War), born in Virginia, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • 1921-05-10 Nancy Walker, American actress (Rhoda, McMillan & Wife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1921-05-12 Joe (born Otis W.) Maphis, Suffolk, Virginia, American country music guitarist
  • 1921-05-17 Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (d. 1998)
  • 1921-05-31 Howard Reig, American radio and television announcer
  • 1921-06-07 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (d. 1998)
  • 1921-06-08 LeRoy Neiman, American painter, (d. 2012)
  • 1921-06-09 Arthur Hertzberg, American Jewish scholar (d. 2006)
  • 1921-06-09 Forrest Bird, American aviator and inventor (1st respirators and ventilators), born in Stoughton, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

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1921-07-07 Ezzard Charles, American world heavyweight boxing champion (1949-51), born in Lawrenceville, Georgia (d. 1975)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Ezzard Charles
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Ezzard Charles
  • 1921-07-10 Harvey Ball, American inventor (d. 2001)
  • 1921-07-26 Jean Shepherd, American writer and actor (A Christmas Story), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1921-07-30 Grant Johannesen, American pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1921-08-03 Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, born in London (d. 2007)
  • 1921-08-08 Webb Pierce, American singer (d. 1991)
  • 1921-08-23 Kenneth Arrow, American economist, (Nobel Prize 1972), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1921-08-27 Leo Penn, American film director (d. 1998)
  • 1921-09-03 Marguerite Higgins, American reporter and war correspondent, Pulitzer prize winner (d. 1966)
  • 1921-09-05 Jack Valenti, Pres (Motion Picture Association of America)
  • 1921-09-07 Arthur Ferrante, American pianist/composer (Ferrante & Teicher - Exodus)
  • 1921-09-19 Joan Tozzer, American figure skater, born in Dedham, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1921-10-27 Warren Allen Smith, American encyclopedist
  • 1921-11-02 Shepard Menken, American voice actor (d. 1999)
  • 1921-11-11 Terrell Bell, American politician (d. 1996)
  • 1921-11-19 Peter Ruckman, American Baptist minister
  • 1921-11-20 Jim Garrison, American district attorney and judge (d. 1992)
  • 1921-12-03 Phyllis Curtin, American soprano (NYC Opera), born in Clarksburg, West Virginia (d. 2016)
  • 1921-12-28 Johnny Otis [Alexandres Veliotes], American R&B musician, producer and talent scout, born in Vallejo California
  • 1922-01-18 Bob Bell, American clown (d. 1997)
  • 1922-01-20 Ray Anthony, Bentleyville, Pennsylvania, American orchestra leader (Ray Anthony Show, Peter Gunn Theme)
  • 1922-01-21 Telly Savalas, American actor (Kojak), born in Garden City New Jersey, (d. 1994)
  • 1922-01-24 Charles Socarides, American psychiatrist (d. 2005)
  • 1922-02-08 Audrey Meadows, American actress (The Honeymooners, The Jackie Gleason Show)
  • 1922-02-13 Gordon Tullock, American economist
  • 1922-02-15 John Bayard Anderson, American politician
  • 1922-02-17 Enrico Banducci, American nightclub owner (d. 2007)
  • 1922-02-17 Marshall Teague, American race car driver (d. 1959)
  • 1922-02-18 Helen Gurley Brown, American author/publisher and editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, born in Green Forest, Arkansas, (d. 2012)
  • 1922-03-04 Richard E. Cunha, American cinematographer and film director (d. 2005)
  • 1922-03-04 Martha O'Driscoll, American film actress (d. 1998)

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1922-03-18 Fred Shuttlesworth, American civil rights activist, born in Mount Meigs, Alabama (d. 2011)

Civil Rights Activist Fred Shuttlesworth
Civil Rights Activist
Fred Shuttlesworth

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1922-03-25 Eileen Ford, American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), born in Manhattan, New York, (d. 2014)

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford
  • 1922-03-25 Tobias Schneebaum, American writer, anthropologist and explorer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1922-03-28 Joey Maxim, American boxer (d. 2001)
  • 1922-04-15 Harold Washington, 1st African American mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87)
  • 1922-04-22 Lou Stein, pianist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1922-04-27 Martin Gray, Polish-born American writer, holocaust survivor
  • 1922-05-07 Lew Anderson, American actor and bandleader (d. 2006)
  • 1922-05-07 Joe O'Donnell, American documentary photographer, photojournalist (d. 2007)
  • 1922-05-11 Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (d. 1992)
  • 1922-05-22 Quinn Martin, American television producer (d. 1987)
  • 1922-05-28 Lou Duva, American boxing trainer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

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1922-06-02 Charlie Sifford, American professional golfer, born in Charlotte North Carolina

  • 1922-06-09 John Gillespie Magee, Jr., American poet and aviator (d. 1941)

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1922-06-10 Judy Garland, [Frances Gumm], American actress/singer (Wizard of Oz), born in Minnesota (d. 1969)

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
  • 1922-06-10 Rose Mofford, American politician, 1st female Governor of Arizona (1988-1991), born in Globe, Arizona (d. 2016)
  • 1922-06-24 Jack Carter [Chakrin], American comedian and actor, born in Brooklyn New York (d. 2015)
  • 1922-06-28 Michael Vale, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1922-07-06 William Schallert, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Get Smart), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1922-07-13 Lois Kibbee, American actress (Edge of Night), born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • 1922-07-14 Robin Olds, American World War II and Vietnam War ace fighter pilot (d. 2007)
  • 1922-07-18 Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher (d. 1996)
  • 1922-07-19 Harold Camping, American evangelist, founder of Family Radio
  • 1922-07-20 Alan Stephenson Boyd, American politician
  • 1922-07-24 Leo Kraft, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1922-07-27 Lillian Hayman, American actress (Leslie Uggams Show), born in Baltimore,Maryland (d. 1994)
  • 1922-07-30 Henry W. Bloch, American co-founder of H&R Block
  • 1922-08-03 Robert Sumner, American evangelist and author
  • 1922-08-08 Gertrude Himmelfarb, American historian
  • 1922-08-16 Louis Lomax, African-American author and journalist, born in Valdosta, Georgia (d. 1970)
  • 1922-08-23 Jean Darling, American child actress (Our Gang), born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)
  • 1922-08-24 Howard Zinn, American historian and activist
  • 1922-08-26 Irving R. Levine, American journalist
  • 1922-08-29 Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic
  • 1922-09-08 Lyndon LaRouche, American presidental candidate (1980)
  • 1922-09-09 Hoyt Curtin, American songwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1922-09-12 Ellen Demming, American actress (d. 2002)
  • 1922-09-13 Charles Brown, American singer and pianist (d. 1999)
  • 1922-09-15 Jackie Cooper, American actor and director (Skippy, Superman), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2301 - 2,400 of 5,052

  • 2000-02-12 Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945)
  • 2000-02-13 James Cooke Brown, American author and inventor (b. 1921)
  • 2000-02-14 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), dies at 93
  • 2000-02-16 Marceline Day, American actress (b. 1908)
  • 2000-02-26 George L. Street III American Navy Submariner and Medal of Honor recipient.(b. 1913)
  • 2000-02-29 Dennis Danell, American artist (b. 1961)
  • 2000-03-01 Dennis Danell, American guitarist (Social Distortion) (b. 1961)
  • 2000-03-07 Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2000-03-25 Helen Martin, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2000-03-26 Alex Comfort, American author (b. 1920)
  • 2000-04-03 Terence McKenna, American writer and philosopher (b. 1946)
  • 2000-04-05 Lee Petty, American race car driver (b. 1914)

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2000-04-08 Claire Trevor, American actress (Marjorie Morningstar), dies of respiratory failure at 91

Actress Claire Trevor
Actress
Claire Trevor
  • 2000-04-10 Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939)
  • 2000-04-14 Phil Katz, American computer programmer (b. 1962)
  • 2000-04-15 Edward Gorey, American illustrator (b. 1925)
  • 2000-04-21 Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (b. 1929)
  • 2000-04-25 David Merrick, American theatrical producer (b. 1911)
  • 2000-04-27 Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer (b. 1954)
  • 2000-05-01 Steve Reeves, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2000-05-07 Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., American actor (b. 1909)
  • 2000-05-08 Alexander Chislenko, Russian-American transhumanist (b. 1959)
  • 2000-05-12 Adam Petty, American race car driver (b. 1980)
  • 2000-05-13 Paul Bartel, American actor (b. 1938)
  • 2000-05-21 Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (b. 1956)
  • 2000-05-24 Kurt Schork, American reporter (b. 1947)
  • 2000-05-30 Tex Beneke, American bandleader and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2000-05-31 Tito Puente, American musician (b. 1923)
  • 2000-05-31 Johnnie Taylor, American singer (b. 1938)
  • 2000-06-08 Jeff MacNelly, American political cartoonist (b. 1948)
  • 2000-06-09 Jacob Lawrence, American painter (b. 1917)
  • 2000-06-14 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, dies at 62
  • 2000-06-18 Nancy Marchand, American actress (b. 1928)
  • 2000-06-21 Alan Hovhaness, American composer (b. 1911)
  • 2000-07-01 Walter Matthau, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2000-07-07 Kenny Irwin, Jr., American race car driver (b. 1969)
  • 2000-07-10 Justin Pierce, English-American actor and skateboarder (b. 1975)
  • 2000-07-14 William Roscoe Estep, American Baptist historian (b. 1920)
  • 2000-07-14 Meredith MacRae, American actress (b. 1944)
  • 2000-07-20 Gregory Hill (also known as Malaclypse the Younger,) American writer (Principia Discordia), dies at 59
  • 2000-07-26 John Tukey, American statistician (b. 1915)
  • 2000-07-27 Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (b. 1929)
  • 2000-07-28 Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist and historian (b. 1918)

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2000-08-12 Loretta Young, American actress (Farmer's Daughter, Stranger), dies of ovarian cancer at 87

Actress Loretta Young
Actress
Loretta Young
  • 2000-08-25 Carl Barks, American cartoonist (b. 1901)
  • 2000-08-25 Jack Nitzsche, American record producer (b. 1937)
  • 2000-09-03 Edward Anhalt, American screenwriter (b. 1914)
  • 2000-09-12 Stanley Turrentine, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1934)
  • 2000-09-14 Beah Richards, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2000-09-15 Vincent Canby, American movie critic (b. 1924)
  • 2000-09-17 Nicole Reinhart, American cyclist (b. 1976)
  • 2000-09-22 Rodney Anoa'i (Yokozuna), American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • 2000-09-23 Carl Rowan, American journalist (b. 1925)
  • 2000-09-26 Richard Mulligan, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 2000-10-01 Robert Allen, American pianist and songwriter (b. 1928)
  • 2000-10-03 Benjamin Orr, American bassist and singer (The Cars) (b. 1947)
  • 2000-10-06 Richard Farnsworth, American actor (b. 1930)
  • 2000-10-09 David Dukes, American actor (b. 1945)
  • 2000-10-13 Jean Peters, American actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache), dies at 73
  • 2000-10-16 Mel Carnahan, American politician (b. 1934)
  • 2000-10-18 Julie London, American singer and actress (b. 1926)
  • 2000-10-18 Gwen Verdon, American dancer and actress (b. 1925)
  • 2000-10-23 Rodney Anoa'i aka Yokozuna, Samoan-American professional wrestler (b. 1966)

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2000-10-30 Steve Allen, American comedian and TV host (Tonight Show, Steve Allen Show), dies of a heart attack at 78

TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • 2000-10-31 Ring Lardner, Jr., American screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • 2000-11-01 Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (b. 1934)
  • 2000-11-05 Victor Grinich, American businessman (b. 1924)
  • 2000-11-06 David R. Brower, American environmentalist (b. 1912)
  • 2000-11-06 L. Sprague de Camp, American writer (b. 1907)
  • 2000-11-14 Robert Trout, American journalist (b. 1908)
  • 2000-11-16 DJ Screw, American hiphop DJ (b. 1971)
  • 2000-11-16 Joe C., American rapper (b. 1974)
  • 2000-11-20 Mike Muuss, American computer programmer (b. 1958)
  • 2000-12-03 Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (b. 1917)
  • 2000-12-03 Hoyt Curtin, American songwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2000-12-10 Marie Windsor, American film actress (b. 1919)
  • 2000-12-11 David Lewis, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 2000-12-12 George Montgomery, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 2000-12-18 Stan Fox, American race car driver (b. 1952)
  • 2000-12-18 Randolph Apperson Hearst, American newspaper publisher (Hearst Newspapers), dies at 85
  • 2000-12-19 Rob Buck, American guitarist (10,000 Maniacs) (b. 1958)
  • 2000-12-19 Milt Hinton, American jazz double bassist (b. 1910)
  • 2000-12-19 John Lindsay, American politician (b. 1921)
  • 2000-12-19 Pops Staples, American singer (The Staple Singers) (b. 1915)
  • 2000-12-23 Billy Barty, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 2000-12-24 Nick Massi, American singer (The Four Seasons) (b. 1935)
  • 2000-12-25 Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (b. 1908)
  • 2000-12-26 Jason Robards, American actor (b. 1922)
  • 2000-12-30 Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (b. 1909)
  • 2000-12-31 Alan Cranston, American politician (b. 1914)
  • 2000-12-31 José Greco, Italian-born American flamenco dancer and choreographer (b. 1918)
  • 2001-01-01 Ray Walston, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 2001-01-02 William P. Rogers, American Republican politician and US secretary of state (1969-73) dies at 87
  • 2001-01-02 Teri Diver, American actress (b. 1971)
  • 2001-01-04 Les Brown, American bandleader (b. 1912)
  • 2001-01-05 Nancy Parsons, American actress (b. 1942)
  • 2001-01-09 Maurice Prather, American photographer (b. 1926)
  • 2001-01-12 Affirmed, American racehorse (b. 1975)
  • 2001-01-12 William Hewlett, American engineer and businessman (b. 1913)
  • 2001-01-15 Ted Mann, American screenwriter (b. 1916)