United States of America in History (Part 25)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2401 - 2,500 of 10,206

  • 1922-09-18 Grayson Hall, American actress (d. 1985)
  • 1922-09-20 William Kapell, American pianist (d. 1953)
  • 1922-09-29 Lizabeth Scott, Scranton, Pa, American actress (Dark City, Desert Fury)
  • 1922-10-05 Bil Keane, American cartoonist
  • 1922-10-23 Coleen Gray, American actress (Apache Drums), born in Staplehurst, Nebraska (d. 2015)
  • 1922-10-28 Butch van Breda Kolff, American basketball coach (d. 2007)
  • 1922-10-30 Jane White, American actress and singer
  • 1922-10-31 Illinois Jacquet, American saxophonist (d. 2004)
  • 1922-11-05 Violet Barclay, American illustrator
  • 1922-11-09 Dorothy Dandridge, American actress/singer/dancer (Porgy & Bess), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1922-11-16 Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist (designed IMB mainframe), born in Flandreau, South Dakota (d. 2015)
  • 1922-11-18 Al Dvorin, American Elvis Presley concert announcer (d. 2004)
  • 1922-11-21 Abe Lemons, American basketball coach
  • 1922-12-08 Jean Ritchie, American folk singer, born in Viper, Kentucky
  • 1922-12-16 Cy Leslie, American music and video executive (d. 2008)
  • 1922-12-17 Alan Voorhees, American engineer and urban planner (d. 2005)
  • 1922-12-22 Jack Brooks, American politician. (d. 2012)

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1922-12-24 Ava Gardner, American actress (On the Beach, Night of the Iguana), born in Smithfield, North Carolina (d. 1990)

Actress Ava Gardner
Actress
Ava Gardner
  • 1922-12-29 William Gaddis, American writer (d. 1998)
  • 1923-01-01 Daniel Gorenstein, American mathematician (d. 1992)
  • 1923-01-08 Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American author and computer scientist (d. 2008)
  • 1923-01-11 Carroll Shelby, American race car driver, automobile designer and businessman, (d. 2012)
  • 1923-01-12 Ira Hayes, American soldier (d. 1955)
  • 1923-01-16 Gene Feist, American stage actor and producer
  • 1923-01-16 Anthony Hecht, American poet (d. 2004)
  • 1923-01-20 Slim Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2013)
  • 1923-01-25 Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (d. 2003)
  • 1923-01-25 Shirley Mason, American psychiatric patient (Commonly known as "Sybil") (d. 1998)
  • 1923-02-05 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), born in Keithville, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • 1923-02-07 Martha Holmes, American photographer (d. 2006)
  • 1923-02-12 Mel Powell, American composer (Pulitzer Prize Music 1990), born in New York City (d. 1998)
  • 1923-02-13 Michael Anthony Bilandic, American politician (d. 2002)
  • 1923-02-21 Lucille Bremer, Amsterdam, New York, American actress/dancer (Meet Me in St. Louis, Ziegfeld Follies)
  • 1923-02-24 David Soyer, American cellist
  • 1923-03-02 Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and record label executive, born in New York, NY
  • 1923-03-03 Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, (d. 2012)
  • 1923-03-03 Barney Martin, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1923-03-06 Ed McMahon, American TV host (Johnny Carson Show, Star Search), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1923-03-09 Walter Kohn, Austrian-born American scientist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 1998), born in Vienna (d. 2016)
  • 1923-03-12 Mae Young, American professional wrestler
  • 1923-03-13 William F. Bolger, 65th Postmaster General of the United States (d. 1989)
  • 1923-03-18 Andy Granatelli, American motorsports entrepreneur
  • 1923-03-25 Bonnie Guitar, American singer
  • 1923-03-26 Bob Elliott, American comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1923-04-02 Clifford Scott Green, American Federal Judge (d. 2007)
  • 1923-04-02 Gloria Henry, American actress
  • 1923-04-03 Jan Sterling, American actress (Ace in the Hole, The High and the Mighty), born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-04-04 Manon H E Alving, Dutch actress (Short American)
  • 1923-04-08 George Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
  • 1923-04-13 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), born in New York City (d. 2005)

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1923-04-17 Harry Reasoner, American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS), born in Dakota City, Iowa (d. 1991)

Journalist Harry Reasoner
Journalist
Harry Reasoner
  • 1923-04-20 Mother Angelica, American nun and broadcaster
  • 1923-04-22 Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels), (d. 2006)

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1923-04-22 Bettie Page, American Playboy pin-up model, born in Nashville, Tennessee

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page
  • 1923-04-23 Avram Davidson, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1923-04-25 Albert King, Indianola, Mississippi, American blues singer/guitarist (Bad Look Blues)
  • 1923-04-28 William Guarnere, South American WWII Veteran portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1923-04-30 Al Lewis [Alexander Meister ], American actor (Grandpa in "The Munsters"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1923-05-01 Joseph Heller, American novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1923-05-04 Ed Cassidy, American musician (Spirit)
  • 1923-05-09 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (d. 2008)
  • 1923-05-16 Merton Miller, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1923-05-27 Sumner Redstone, American entrepreneur
  • 1923-06-02 Del Simmons [James Joseph Simonian], American saxophonist (Captain Beefheart) (d. 2011)
  • 1923-06-06 V. C. Andrews, American author (d. 1986)
  • 1923-06-08 Malcolm Boyd, American Episcopal Priest, author and civil rights activist, born in Buffalo, New York

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1923-06-15 Erroll Garner, American jazz pianist (Misty), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • 1923-06-26 Barbara Graham, American murderer (d. 1955)
  • 1923-07-10 John Bradley, United States Navy corpsman, one of six who raised flag on top of Mt. Suribachi(see Iwo Jima) (d. 1994)
  • 1923-07-14 Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (d. 1989)
  • 1923-07-16 Chris Argyris, American educator
  • 1923-07-18 Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor, (held more than 600 patents), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1923-07-19 William A. Rusher, American columnist
  • 1923-07-22 Bob [Robert] Dole, American politician (Senate Republican leader, 1985-96, Presidential candidate in 1996), born in Russell, Kansas
  • 1923-07-22 Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
  • 1923-07-23 Cyril M. Kornbluth, American writer (d. 1958)

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1923-07-25 Estelle Getty, American actress ("The Golden Girls", "The Golden Palace"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)

Actress Estelle Getty
Actress
Estelle Getty
  • 1923-07-26 Jan Berenstain, American author, (d. 2012)
  • 1923-07-29 Gordon Mitchell, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1923-07-31 Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach and father of Chris Evert, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1923-08-06 Jess Collins, American artist (d. 2004)
  • 1923-08-11 Stan Chambers, American television reporter
  • 1923-08-24 Arthur Jensen, American psychologist, (d. 2012)

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1923-09-07 Louise Suggs, American golfer (US Women's Open 1949, 1952) and co-founder of LPGA, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

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1923-09-09 Cliff Robertson, American actor (Charly) and spokesman for AT&T, born in La Jolla, California (d. 2011)

  • 1923-09-09 Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, American virologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1923-10-12 Goody Petronelli, American boxing trainer and manager
  • 1923-10-16 Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours, A Letter to Three Wives), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1923-10-17 Barney Kessel, American musician (d. 2004)
  • 1923-10-20 Robert Craft, American conductor, writer and friend of Stravinsky, born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1923-10-24 Denise Levertov, American poet/essayist (Joy Beneath the Skin)

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1923-10-29 Carl Djerassi, Austrian-born American chemist, father of the contraceptive pill, born in Vienna

Chemist Carl Djerassi
Chemist
Carl Djerassi
  • 1923-11-18 Ted Stevens, American politician
  • 1923-11-23 Daniel Brewster, American democrat (d. 2007)
  • 1923-11-23 Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (d. 1986)
  • 1923-12-05 Johnny Pate, American jazz bassist (Chicago soul), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • 1923-12-07 Ted Knight, Terryville, Connecticut, American actor (Mary Tyler Moore, Too Close for Comfort)
  • 1923-12-08 Rudolph Pariser, Chinese-born American chemist
  • 1923-12-12 Bob Barker, American TV game show host (The Price is Right, Truth or Consequences), born in Darrington, Washington
  • 1923-12-15 Freeman Dyson, English-born American physicist

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2401 - 2,500 of 5,052

  • 2001-01-17 Gregory Corso, American poet, dies of prostate cancer at 70
  • 2001-01-21 Byron De La Beckwith, American white supremacist (b. 1921)
  • 2001-01-22 Roy Brown, American clown (b. 1932)
  • 2001-01-26 Al McGuire, American basketball coach (b. 1928)
  • 2001-02-04 J. J. Johnson, American jazz trombonist and composer (b. 1924)
  • 2001-02-07 Dale Evans, American actress and singer (b. 1912)

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2001-02-07 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator, dies of a stroke at 94

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • 2001-02-09 Herbert Simon, American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1916)
  • 2001-02-10 George Holmes Tate, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist (b. 1913)
  • 2001-02-16 Howard W. Koch, American film director (b. 1916)
  • 2001-02-16 William Masters, American gynecologist and sexologist (b. 1915)
  • 2001-02-17 Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman (b. 1948)
  • 2001-02-18 Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver dies in car crash at Daytona 500 race (b. 1951)
  • 2001-02-19 Priscilla Davis, American socialite (b. 1942)
  • 2001-02-19 Stanley Kramer, American producer/director (Inherit the Wind), dies at 87
  • 2001-02-20 Rosemary DeCamp, American actress (b. 1910)
  • 2001-02-24 Claude E. Shannon, American information theorist (b. 1916)
  • 2001-03-03 Louis Edmonds, American actor (b. 1923)
  • 2001-03-04 Glenn Hughes, American singer (The Village People) (b. 1950)
  • 2001-03-04 Fred Lasswell, American cartoonist (b. 1916)
  • 2001-03-04 Harold Stassen, American politician (b. 1907)
  • 2001-03-06 Kim Walker, American actress (b. 1968)
  • 2001-03-07 Frankie Carle, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1903)
  • 2001-03-08 Edward Winter, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2001-03-12 Morton Downey, Jr., American television talk show host (b. 1933)
  • 2001-03-12 Robert Ludlum, American author (b. 1927)
  • 2001-03-15 Ann Sothern, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2001-03-18 John Phillips, American musician (The Mamas and the Papas) (b. 1935)

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2001-03-22 William Hanna, American animator and studio founder, dies at 90

Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • 2001-03-23 Rowland Evans, American journalist (b. 1921)
  • 2001-03-29 John Lewis, American jazz pianist (b. 1920)
  • 2001-03-31 Clifford Shull, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1915)
  • 2001-04-02 Jennifer Syme, American actress (b. 1972)
  • 2001-04-04 Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, American custom car designer (b. 1932)
  • 2001-04-06 Charles Pettigrew, American singer (b. 1963)
  • 2001-04-07 David Graf, American actor (b. 1950)
  • 2001-04-07 Beatrice Straight, American actress, dies of pneumonia at 86
  • 2001-04-11 Sandy Bull, American musician (b. 1941)
  • 2001-04-12 Harvey Ball, American inventor (b. 1921)
  • 2001-04-13 Robert Moon, American postal inspector (b. 1917)
  • 2001-04-15 Joey Ramone, American musician and singer (The Ramones) (b. 1951)
  • 2001-04-24 Al Hibbler, American singer (b. 1915)
  • 2001-04-24 Leon Sullivan, African-American civil rights leader and pastor (b. 1922)
  • 2001-05-02 Gina Mastrogiacomo, American actress (b. 1961)
  • 2001-05-03 Billy Higgins, American drummer (b. 1936)
  • 2001-05-04 Bonnie Lee Bakley, American murder victim (b. 1956)
  • 2001-05-05 Clifton Hillegass, American writer and publisher
  • 2001-05-09 James E. Myers, American songwriter (Rock Around the Clock) and producer (b. 1919)
  • 2001-05-10 Deborah Walley, American actress (b. 1943)
  • 2001-05-12 Perry Como, American singer (b. 1912)
  • 2001-05-13 Jason Miller, American playwright (b. 1939)
  • 2001-05-17 Frank G. Slaughter, American novelist and physician (b. 1908)
  • 2001-05-19 Susannah McCorkle, American singer (b. 1946)
  • 2001-05-26 Anne Haney, American actress (Mrs. Sellner in Mrs. Doubtfire, Greta the secretary in Liar Liar), dies at 67
  • 2001-05-27 Ramon Bieri, American actor (b. 1929)
  • 2001-05-28 Joe Moakley, American politician (b. 1927)
  • 2001-05-31 Arlene Francis, American television personality (d. 1907)
  • 2001-06-01 Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist (b. 1920)
  • 2001-06-02 Imogene Coca, American actress (b. 1908)
  • 2001-06-02 Joey Maxim, American boxer (b. 1922)
  • 2001-06-04 John Hartford, American musician (b. 1937)
  • 2001-06-07 Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones) (b. 1952)
  • 2001-06-10 Mike Mentzer, American bodybuilder (b. 1951)
  • 2001-06-11 Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist (by execution; b. 1968)
  • 2001-06-17 Donald J. Cram, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1919)
  • 2001-06-21 John Lee Hooker, American musician (b. 1916)
  • 2001-06-21 Carroll O'Connor, American actor (b. 1924)

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2001-06-27 Jack Lemmon, American actor (Days of Wine & Roses, Missing), dies of colon cancer and metastatic cancer of the bladder at 76

  • 2001-06-28 Mortimer Adler, American philosopher (b. 1902)
  • 2001-06-30 Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1937)
  • 2001-07-03 Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2001-07-05 Ernie K-Doe, African-American singer (Mother-in-Law), dies of cirrhosis at 65
  • 2001-07-07 Fred Neil, American singer-songwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2001-07-16 Terry Gordy, American professional wrestler (b. 1961)
  • 2001-07-17 Katharine Graham, American publisher (b. 1917)
  • 2001-07-18 James Hatfield, American author (b. 1958)
  • 2001-07-19 Judy Clay [Guions], American soul and gospel singer, dies from complications from a car accident at 62
  • 2001-07-21 Steve Barton, American actor (b. 1954)
  • 2001-07-23 Eudora Welty, American author (b. 1909)
  • 2001-07-26 Rex Barber, American WWII aviator (b. 1917)
  • 2001-07-27 Leon Wilkeson, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (b. 1952)
  • 2001-07-31 Poul Anderson, American author (b. 1926)
  • 2001-08-02 Ron Townson, American singer (The Fifth Dimension) (b. 1933)
  • 2001-08-04 Lorenzo Music, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2001-08-19 Betty Everett, American singer and pianist (b. 1939)
  • 2001-08-20 Kim Stanley [Patricia Reid], American actress (Frances), dies at 76
  • 2001-08-23 Kathleen Freeman, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 2001-08-23 Peter Maas, American novelist (b. 1929)
  • 2001-08-24 Jane Greer, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2001-08-25 Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress, dies in a plane crash in the Bahamas at 22
  • 2001-09-02 Troy Donahue, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2001-09-03 Pauline Kael, American film critic (b. 1919)
  • 2001-09-03 Thuy Trang, American actress (b. 1973)
  • 2001-09-04 Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (b. 1962)
  • 2001-09-05 Justin Wilson, American Cajun chef and humorist (b. 1914)
  • 2001-09-05 Heywood Hale Broun, American TV commentator and sports correspondent, dies at 83
  • 2001-09-07 Billie Lou Watt, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2001-09-11 Alice Stewart Trillin, American author (b. 1938)
  • 2001-09-11 David Angell, American sitcom creator (b. 1946)
  • 2001-09-11 Tom Burnett, American businessman (b. 1963)