United States of America in History (Part 26)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2501 - 2,600 of 10,206

  • 1923-12-17 Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (d. 2006)
  • 1923-12-23 Milt Okun, American music producer and arranger (John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1923-12-24 George Patton IV, American general (d. 2004)
  • 1923-12-24 Michael DiBiase, American wrestler (d. 1969)
  • 1924-01-01 Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet
  • 1924-01-03 Nell Rankin, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1924-01-11 Slim Harpo [James Moore], Lobdell, Louisiana, American blues musician
  • 1924-01-11 Sam B. Hall, American politician (d. 1994)
  • 1924-01-26 Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician (d. 1998)
  • 1924-01-29 Peter Voulkos, American artist (d. 2002)
  • 1924-01-30 Lloyd Alexander, American writer (d. 2007)
  • 1924-02-01 H. Richard Hornberger, American writer (d. 1997)
  • 1924-02-02 Elfi von Dassanowsky, Austrian-American producer and musician
  • 1924-03-23 Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor (d. 1980)
  • 1924-03-25 Julia Perry, African-American composer (Cask of Amontillado), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1924-04-10 Kenneth Noland, American painter
  • 1924-04-13 Jack Chick, American religious cartoonist (Chick tracts), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1924-04-20 Nina Foch, Leiden Netherlands, actress (An American in Paris)
  • 1924-04-24 Ruth Kobart, American actor and singer (d. 2002)
  • 1924-04-28 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-05-07 Albert Band, American film director (d. 2002)
  • 1924-05-13 Theodore Mann, American theatre producer and director
  • 1924-05-14 Brad Anderson, American cartoonist (Marmaduke), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1924-05-15 Ursula Thiess, Hamburg, actress (Monsoon, Bengal Brigade, Americano)
  • 1924-05-18 Priscilla Pointer, American actress
  • 1924-05-31 Patricia Roberts Harris, (Rep-D),1st African American woman cabinet member, born in Mattoon, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1924-06-01 William Sloane Coffin, American clergyman (d. 2006)
  • 1924-06-03 Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (d. 1999)
  • 1924-06-08 Lyn Nofziger, American political operative (d. 2006)
  • 1924-06-11 Ed Farhat, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)

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1924-06-18 George Mikan, American NBA center (6-time all-pro), born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 2005)

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • 1924-07-08 Johnnie Johnson, American blues musician (d. 2005)
  • 1924-07-10 Bobo Brazil, American professional wrestler (d. 1998)
  • 1924-07-10 Johnny Bach, American basketball coach
  • 1924-07-16 Bess Myerson, 1st Jewish Miss America (1945), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1924-07-19 Pat Hingle [Martin Patterson], American actor (Splendor in the Grass, Batman Returns), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1924-07-19 Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (d. 2005)
  • 1924-07-20 Thomas Berger, American novelist (Vital Parts, Little Big Man), born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • 1924-07-22 Margaret Whiting, American singer (Kreisler Bandstand, Strauss Family), born in Detroit, Michigan

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1924-07-29 Elizabeth Short, American victim in the Black Dahlia case, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1947)

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short
  • 1924-08-01 Marcia Mae Jones, American actress (d. 2007)

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1924-08-02 James Baldwin, American author (Go Tell it on Mountain, Another Country), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1987)

  • 1924-08-02 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger (d. 2005)
  • 1924-08-10 Martha Hyer, American actress (Day of the Wolves, Night of the Grizzly), born in Fort Worth, TX, (d. 2014)

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1924-08-21 Jack Buck, American sports announcer (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts (d. 2002)

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck
  • 1924-08-21 Jack Weston [Weinstein], American actor, (4 Seasons, Rad), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996) date uncertain
  • 1924-09-07 Leonard Rosenman, American TV composer (Marcus Welby MD), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-09-13 Scott Brady, American actor (China Syndrome, Gremlins, Johnny Guitar), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-09-16 Lauren Bacall, American actress (Dark Passage, Key Largo), born in Staten Island, NY
  • 1924-09-24 Theresa Merritt, American actress (d. 1998)
  • 1924-09-27 Bernard Waber, American author, (d. 2013)
  • 1924-09-27 Fred Singer, American scientist

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1924-09-30 Truman Capote, American author (In Cold Blood), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1924-10-11 Mal Whitfield, American Olympic athlete, born in Bay City, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1924-10-12 Doris Grau, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1924-10-13 Terry Gibbs, American orchestra leader (Steve Allen Comedy Hour), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1924-10-15 Mark Lenard, American actor (Mr Spock's dad Sarek-Star Trek), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1924-10-27 Ruby Dee, American actress (A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1924-11-02 Rudy Van Gelder, American recording engineer
  • 1924-11-16 Mel Patton, American sprinter & Olympic champion, born in Los Angeles, California, (d. 2014)
  • 1924-11-23 Paula Raymond, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1924-11-24 Victor Grinich, Croatian-American businessman (d. 2000)
  • 1924-11-26 George Segal, New York, American painter and sculptor of lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver)

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1924-11-30 Shirley Chisholm, 1st African American congresswoman (Rep-D-NY) and presidential candidate, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2005)

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm
  • 1924-12-13 Larry Doby, 1st African American in baseball's AL (Cleve Indians)
  • 1924-12-26 Frank Broyles, American athlete, long time athletic director of the University of Arkansas.
  • 1924-12-31 Taylor Mead, American actor
  • 1925-01-01 Matthew "Stymie" Beard, American actor (d. 1981)
  • 1925-01-02 Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (d. 2008)
  • 1925-01-12 Scottie MacGregor, American actress
  • 1925-01-13 Rosemary Murphy, American actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner), born in Munich, Germany, (d. 2014)
  • 1925-01-17 Robert Cormier, American author (d. 2000)
  • 1925-01-17 Edgar Ray Killen, American convict, former preacher and K.K.K. member
  • 1925-01-30 Dorothy Malone, American actress (At Gunpoint, Night & Day, Peyton Place), born in Chicago, Illinois

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1925-01-30 Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist (computer mouse, Engelbart's Law), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2013)

Computer scientist Douglas Engelbart
Computer scientist
Douglas Engelbart
  • 1925-02-02 Elaine Stritch, American actress (30 Rock, Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • 1925-02-12 Joan Mitchell, Chicago USA, American painter and printmaker
  • 1925-02-27 Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (d. 2004)
  • 1925-03-14 Francis A. Marzen, American Catholic prelate (d. 2004)
  • 1925-03-18 Peter Graves [Aurness], American actor (James Phelps-Mission Impossible), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1925-04-04 Emmett Williams, American poet (d. 2007)

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1925-04-11 Ethel Kennedy, American human-rights campaigner (wife of Bobby Kennedy), born in Chicago, Illinois

Bobby Kennedy's Wife Ethel Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy's Wife
Ethel Kennedy
  • 1925-04-18 Bob Hastings, American actor (McHale's Navy, All in the Family), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1925-04-25 Kay E. Kuter, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1925-04-29 Ned Austin, American character actor (d. 2007)
  • 1925-05-04 Maurice R. Greenberg, American businessman
  • 1925-05-05 Leo Ryan, United States Congressman (d. 1978)

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1925-05-12 Yogi Berra [Lawrence Peter Berra], American baseball catcher, coach and manager (NY Yankees, Mets), born in St. Louis Missouri (d. 2015)

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra

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1925-05-19 Malcolm X [Little], African American human rights activist and Muslim minister, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1965)

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • 1925-05-20 Chester Ludgin, American baritone (d. 2003)
  • 1925-05-22 James King, American tenor (d. 2005)
  • 1925-05-23 Joshua Lederberg, American molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 2008)
  • 1925-05-23 Mac Wiseman, American musician
  • 1925-05-27 Tony Hillerman, American writer
  • 1925-06-20 Audie Murphy, Kingston, Texas, most decorated American WW II hero/actor (Destry, Joe Butterfly)
  • 1925-06-25 Ted Stepien, American business (d. 2007)
  • 1925-06-29 Cara Williams, American actress (Pete & Gladys, Cara Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1925-06-29 Hale Smith, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1925-07-07 Wally Phillips, American radio personality (d. 2008)
  • 1925-07-09 Alan Dale, American singer (Alan Dale Show), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2501 - 2,600 of 5,052

  • 2001-09-11 Angel L. Juarbe, Jr., American firefighter (b. 1966)
  • 2001-09-11 John P. O'Neill, American anti-terrorism FBI agent (b. 1952)
  • 2001-09-11 John Ogonowski, pilot for American Airlines Flight 11 (b. 1951)
  • 2001-09-11 Barbara Olson, American political commentator (b. 1955)
  • 2001-09-12 Victor Wong, Chinese-American actor (b. 1927)
  • 2001-09-13 Dorothy McGuire, American actress, dies of cardiac arrest following a short illness at 85
  • 2001-09-16 Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (b. 1918)
  • 2001-10-01 Kathleen Ankers, American scenic designer (b. 1919)
  • 2001-10-04 Blaise Alexander, American race car driver (b. 1976)
  • 2001-10-05 Mike Mansfield, American politician (b. 1903)
  • 2001-10-06 Arne Harris, American television sports director (b. 1934)
  • 2001-10-07 Herblock, American cartoonist (b. 1909)
  • 2001-10-09 Dagmar, American television personality (b. 1921)
  • 2001-10-09 Herbert Ross, American film director and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2001-10-10 Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer (b. 1911)
  • 2001-10-17 Jay Livingston, American songwriter (b. 1915)
  • 2001-10-20 Ted Ammon, American financier (b. 1949)
  • 2001-11-10 Ken Kesey, American author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), dies at 66
  • 2001-11-16 Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (b. 1930)
  • 2001-11-22 Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (b. 1915)
  • 2001-11-22 Norman Granz, American jazz impresario and producer (b. 1918)
  • 2001-11-23 O.C. Smith, American singer (b. 1932)
  • 2001-11-24 Melanie Thornton, American dance/pop singer (b. 1967)
  • 2001-11-28 William Kienzle, American author (b. 1928)
  • 2001-11-28 Kal Mann, American lyricist (b. 1917)
  • 2001-11-29 John Knowles, American author (b. 1926)
  • 2001-12-01 Ellis R Dungan, American born Indian film director (b. 1909)
  • 2001-12-03 Grady Martin, American country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), dies at 72
  • 2001-12-08 Don Tennant, American advertising executive (b. 1922)
  • 2001-12-13 Chuck Schuldiner, American musician (Death) (b. 1967)
  • 2001-12-15 Russ Haas, American professional wrestler (b. 1974)
  • 2001-12-15 Rufus Thomas, American musician (b. 1917)
  • 2001-12-20 Foster Brooks, American actor and comedian (b. 1912)
  • 2001-12-21 Dick Schaap, American sports journalist (b. 1934)
  • 2001-12-28 Samuel A. Goldblith, American food scientist (b. 1919)
  • 2001-12-28 William X. Kienzle, American novelist (b. 1928)
  • 2001-12-31 Eileen Heckart, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 2002-01-01 Julia Phillips, American film producer (b. 1944)
  • 2002-01-07 Avery Schreiber, American actor (b. 1935)
  • 2002-01-08 Dave Thomas, American fast food entrepreneur (b. 1932)
  • 2002-01-10 W.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (b. 1909)
  • 2002-01-13 Ted Demme, American film director (b. 1963)
  • 2002-01-16 Bobo Olson, American boxer (b. 1928)
  • 2002-01-16 Ron Taylor, American actor (b. 1952)
  • 2002-01-17 Bishop Karas, Sudanese-born American religious leader (b. 1955)
  • 2002-01-17 Queenie Leonard, American actress (b. 1905)
  • 2002-01-21 Peggy Lee, American singer (b. 1920)
  • 2002-01-22 Stanley Marcus, American business executive (b. 1905)
  • 2002-01-23 Paul Aars, American racecar driver (b. 1934)
  • 2002-01-23 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (b. 1938)
  • 2002-01-31 Francis Gabreski, American fighter pilot (b. 1919)
  • 2002-02-02 Paul Baloff, American singer (Exodus) (b. 1960)
  • 2002-02-02 Claude Brown, American writer (b. 1937)
  • 2002-02-04 George Nader, American film and television actor (b. 1921)
  • 2002-02-10 Dave Van Ronk, American folk singer/songwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2002-02-13 Waylon Jennings, American musician (b. 1937)
  • 2002-02-15 Howard K. Smith, American journalist (b. 1914)
  • 2002-02-21 Harold Pruett, American actor (Sybil, Embrace of the Vampire), dies of a drug overdose at 32
  • 2002-02-22 Chuck Jones, American cartoonist (b. 1912)
  • 2002-02-22 Daniel Pearl, American journalist (b. 1963)
  • 2002-02-26 Lawrence Tierney, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2002-02-28 Mary Stuart, American actress (Jo-Search for Tomorrow), dies at 75
  • 2002-03-03 Harlan Howard, American musician (b. 1927)
  • 2002-03-11 James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2002-03-17 Rosetta LeNoire, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 2002-03-17 Pat Weaver, American broadcast executive (b. 1908)
  • 2002-03-18 R.A. Lafferty, American science fiction writer (b. 1914)
  • 2002-03-21 Herman Talmadge, American politician (b. 1913)
  • 2002-03-23 Eileen Farrell, American soprano (b. 1920)
  • 2002-03-26 Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe) (b. 1950)
  • 2002-03-27 Milton Berle, American actor and comedian (b. 1908)

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2002-03-27 Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American film director (The Lost Weekend, Some Like it Hot), dies at 95

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Filmmaker
Billy Wilder
  • 2002-04-05 Layne Staley, American musician (Alice in Chains) (b. 1967)
  • 2002-04-07 John Agar, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 2002-04-09 Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (b. 1926)
  • 2002-04-15 Damon Knight, American author (b. 1922)
  • 2002-04-16 Ruth Fertel, American restaurateur (b. 1927)
  • 2002-04-16 Robert Urich, American actor (b. 1946)
  • 2002-04-20 Alan Dale, American singer (b. 1925)
  • 2002-04-25 Lisa Lopes, American rapper (TLC) (b. 1971)
  • 2002-04-27 George Alec Effinger, American author (b. 1947)
  • 2002-04-27 Ruth Handler, American toy manufacturer (invented the Barbie doll), dies of cancer at 85
  • 2002-04-28 Lou Thesz, American professional wrestler, dies at 86
  • 2002-04-29 Bob Akin, American industrialist and race car driver (b. 1936)
  • 2002-05-05 Paul Klipsch, American engineer, noted for his loudspeaker designs. (b. 1904)
  • 2002-05-05 George Sidney, American film director (b. 1916)
  • 2002-05-06 Otis Blackwell, American pianist, singer and songwriter (b. 1932)
  • 2002-05-07 Seattle Slew, American racehorse (b. 1974)
  • 2002-05-09 Leon Stein, American composer, dies at 81
  • 2002-05-16 Big Dick Dudley, American professional wrestler (b. 1968)
  • 2002-05-17 Dave Berg, American cartoonist (b. 1920)
  • 2002-05-17 Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2002-05-19 Walter Lord, American writer (b. 1917)

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2002-05-20 Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist and popular science writer, dies of cancer at 60

Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Stephen Jay Gould
Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist
Stephen Jay Gould

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2002-05-23 Sam Snead, American golfer (PGA-1963, 65, 67, 70, 72, 73), dies of a stroke at 89

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
Sam Snead
  • 2002-05-24 Wallace Markfield, American writer (b. 1926)
  • 2002-05-29 Mildred Benson, American writer (b. 1905)
  • 2002-06-05 Dee Dee Ramone, American bassist (The Ramones), dies of a heroin overdose at 51
  • 2002-06-06 Robbin Crosby, American guitarist (Ratt) (b. 1959)

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2002-06-10 John Gotti, American mafia gangster and head of the Gambino family, dies of throat cancer at 61

Gangster John Gotti
Gangster
John Gotti