United States of America in History (Part 27)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2601 - 2,700 of 10,206

  • 1925-07-16 Cal Tjader, American musician (d. 1982)
  • 1925-07-21 Anne Meacham, American actress
  • 1925-07-28 Baruch S. Blumberg, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1925-08-12 Earl Coleman, American jazz singer, born in Port Huron, Michigan (d. 1995)
  • 1925-08-12 George Wetherill, American scientist (d. 2006)
  • 1925-08-18 Sonny Til [Earlington Carl Tilghman], American doo-wop singer (The Orioles), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1981)
  • 1925-08-21 Judy Grable, American professional wrestler (d. 2008)
  • 1925-08-26 Jack Hirshleifer, American economist (d. 2005)
  • 1925-08-28 Billy Grammer, American country music singer and guitarist
  • 1925-09-02 Hugo Montenegro, American composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
  • 1925-09-03 Hank Thompson, American singer (d. 2007)
  • 1925-09-04 Forrest Carter, American author (d. 1979)
  • 1925-09-13 Mel Tormé, American singer (d. 1999)
  • 1925-09-17 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1925-09-20 Bobby Nunn [Ulysses B. Nunn Sr.], American singer (The Robins, The Coasters) born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1986)
  • 1925-09-26 Marty Robbins, American country singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone), born in Glendale, Arizona (d. 1982)
  • 1925-09-29 Steve Forrest, Huntsville, Texas, American actor (Ben-Dallas, SWAT), (d. 2013)
  • 1925-10-05 Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
  • 1925-10-09 Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure (d. 1958)
  • 1925-10-13 Frank D Gilroy, American writer (Subject Was Roses)
  • 1925-10-20 Tom Dowd, American recording engineer (d. 2002)
  • 1925-10-26 Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor/novelist (Brief American)
  • 1925-10-27 Albert Medwin, American inventor
  • 1925-10-29 Dominick Dunne, American author
  • 1925-10-30 Gus Savage, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1981- 93), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1925-10-30 Teo Macero [Attilio Joseph Macero], American composer, born in Glens Falls, New York
  • 1925-10-31 Lee Grant [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], American actress (Shampoo, Mulholland Drive), born in NYC, New York

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1925-11-04 Doris Roberts, American actress (Everybody Loves Raymond), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)

Actress Doris Roberts
Actress
Doris Roberts

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1925-11-20 Robert F. Kennedy, American politician (D-Sen-NY, US Attorney General), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1968)

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • 1925-11-23 Johnny Mandel, American songwriter
  • 1925-11-24 William F. Buckley Jr, New York, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line)
  • 1925-12-01 Martin Rodbell, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1925-12-03 Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose, Gone)
  • 1925-12-10 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985), born in Spokane, Washington, (d. 2014)
  • 1925-12-10 Jean Byron, American actress (d. 2006)
  • 1925-12-11 Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1925-12-15 Kasey Rogers, American actress (d. 2006)
  • 1925-12-22 Lewis Glucksman, American financier (d. 2006)
  • 1925-12-29 Pete Dye, American golf course architect
  • 1926-01-02 Howard Caine, American actor (Brushfire), born in Nashville Tennessee (d. 1993)
  • 1926-01-05 Hosea Williams, American activist (d. 2000)
  • 1926-01-05 William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet
  • 1926-01-06 Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
  • 1926-01-17 Newton N. Minow, American lawyer and statesman
  • 1926-02-02 Miguel Cardinal Obando y Bravo, 1st Cent American cardinal (Nicaragua)
  • 1926-02-03 Shelley Berman, comedian (Son of Blob, Love American Style), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1926-02-06 Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer and director, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1926-02-06 Walker Edmiston, American actor (d. 2007)
  • 1926-02-08 Neal Cassady, American writer (d. 1968)
  • 1926-02-12 Charles Van Doren, American quiz show contestant
  • 1926-02-20 Richard Matheson, American author, (d. 2013)

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1926-03-01 Pete Rozelle [Alvin Rozelle], American NFL commissioner (1960-89), born in South Gate, California (d. 1996)

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle
  • 1926-03-02 Murray Rothbard, American economist (d. 1995)
  • 1926-03-03 Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Catholic prelate (d. 2003)

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1926-03-04 Richard DeVos, American billionaire, co-founder of Amway, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Co-founder of Amway Richard DeVos
Co-founder of Amway
Richard DeVos
  • 1926-03-04 Fran Warren, American singer, (d. 2013)

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1926-03-06 Alan Greenspan, American economist, presidential advisor and Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States (1987-2006), born in New York City

US Fed Chairman & Economist Alan Greenspan
US Fed Chairman & Economist
Alan Greenspan
  • 1926-03-15 Benjamin Burwell Johnston, Jr. Macon Geeorgia, American composer
  • 1926-03-15 Tim Valentine, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1983-95 ), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 2015)

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1926-03-16 Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch], American comedian and host of the annual Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, born in Newark, New Jersey

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • 1926-03-16 Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)
  • 1926-03-27 Frank O'Hara, American writer and poet, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1966)

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1926-04-01 Anne [Inez] McCaffrey, American sci-fi author (Dragonflight, Dragondrums), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey

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1926-04-09 Hugh Hefner, American magazine publisher and businessman (Playboy), born in Chicago, Illinois

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • 1926-04-14 Liz Renay, American actress (d. 2007)

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1926-04-28 [Nelle] Harper Lee, American author (To Kill a Mockingbird), born in Monroeville Alabama (d. 2016)

Author Harper Lee
Author
Harper Lee
  • 1926-05-05 Ann B Davis, American actress (Bob Cummings Show, Alice-Brady Bunch), born in Schenectady NY, (d. 2014)
  • 1926-05-20 Bob Sweikert, American race car driver (d. 1956)

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1926-05-26 Miles Davis, American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer, born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1991)

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis

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1926-06-01 Marilyn Monroe [Norma Jean Mortenson], American actress (Some Like It Hot), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1962)

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1926-06-03 Allen Ginsberg, American beat poet (Howl), born in Newark, New Jersey

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • 1926-06-09 Mona Freeman, American actress (Black Beauty, Dear Wife, Heiress), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)

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1926-06-28 Mel Brooks, American actor and director (Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs), born in New York City

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
  • 1926-07-01 Robert Fogel, American economic historian and Nobel laureate, born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-07-09 Ben Roy Mottelson, American-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1926-07-09 Murphy Anderson, American comic artist (DC Comics), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1926-07-11 Frederick Buechner, American author
  • 1926-07-16 Irwin Rose, American biologist, Nobel laureate (Chemistry 2004), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-07-17 Charles Champlin, American film critic and writer
  • 1926-07-21 Paul Burke, American actor (Thomas Crown Affair, Neal-Dynasty), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1926-07-26 James Best [Jewel Franklin Guy], American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard, Sounder), born in Powderly, Kentucky (d. 2015)
  • 1926-07-28 Charlie Biddle, American-born Quebec jazz bassist (d. 2003)
  • 1926-07-31 Hilary Putnam, American philosopher, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1926-08-01 Karl Kohn, American composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1926-08-06 Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1926-08-10 Benjamin Ward, 1st African American NYC Police Commissioner (1984-89), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1926-08-12 Joe Jones, American R&B singer (d. 2005)
  • 1926-08-12 Wallace Markfield, American writer (d. 2002)
  • 1926-08-19 Arthur Rock, American venture capitalist
  • 1926-08-23 Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist, (d. 2006)
  • 1926-08-24 Nancy Spero, Cleveland USA, American feminist artist
  • 1926-08-29 Betty Lynn, American actress
  • 1926-09-03 Anne Jackson, American stage actress (Twice Around the Park), born in Millvale, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1926-09-07 Donald Irwin, Rosario, Argentina, American politician, (d. 2013)

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1926-09-07 Ed Warren [Edward Warren Miney], American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Paranormal Investigator Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Ed Warren
  • 1926-09-07 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), born in New York, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1926-09-15 Edward Derwinski, American congressman for Chicago 1959-83, first Secretary of Veteran Affairs 1989-1992, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1926-09-18 Bob Toski, American golfer

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2601 - 2,700 of 5,052

  • 2002-06-10 Benjamin Ward, 1st African American NYC Police Commissioner, dies at 75
  • 2002-06-12 Bill Blass, American fashion designer, dies at 79
  • 2002-06-13 John Hope, American meteorologist (b. 1919)
  • 2002-06-14 June Jordan, American writer and teacher (b. 1936)
  • 2002-06-17 Willie Davenport, American athlete (b. 1943)

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2002-06-18 Jack Buck, American baseball announcer, dies at 77

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck
  • 2002-06-22 Ann Landers, American columnist (b. 1918)
  • 2002-06-29 Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress (b. 1928)
  • 2002-07-02 Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist, dies in his sleep at 75
  • 2002-07-04 Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American general (b. 1912)
  • 2002-07-04 Winnifred Quick, American Titanic survivor (b. 1904)
  • 2002-07-06 John Frankenheimer, American film director (b. 1930)
  • 2002-07-08 Ward Kimball, American animator (b. 1914)
  • 2002-07-09 Laurence Janifer, American writer (b. 1933)

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2002-07-09 Rod Steiger, American actor (Illustrated Man, Pawnbroker), dies of pneumonia at 77

  • 2002-07-16 John Cocke, American computer scientist (b. 1925)
  • 2002-07-19 Alan Lomax, American folksong collector (b. 1915)
  • 2002-07-23 William Luther Pierce, American author and activist (b. 1933)
  • 2002-07-23 Chaim Potok, American novelist and rabbi (b. 1929)
  • 2002-08-05 Josh Ryan Evans, American actor (b. 1982)
  • 2002-08-05 Chick Hearn, American basketball announcer (b. 1916)

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2002-08-10 Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic), dies of pancreatic cancer at 40

Guitarist Michael Houser
Guitarist
Michael Houser
  • 2002-08-11 Galen Rowell, American photographer and mountain climber (b. 1940)
  • 2002-08-14 Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (b. 1972)
  • 2002-08-16 Jeff Corey, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 2002-08-18 Dean Riesner, American film and television writer (b. 1918)
  • 2002-09-03 W. Clement Stone, American entrepreneur (b. 1902)
  • 2002-09-05 David Todd Wilkinson, American astronomer, author of the first study of the Cosmic microwave background radiation (b. 1935)
  • 2002-09-07 Erma Franklin, American singer (b. 1938)
  • 2002-09-11 Kim Hunter, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 2002-09-16 James Gregory, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Barney Miller), dies at 90
  • 2002-09-18 Bob Hayes, American athlete (b. 1942)
  • 2002-09-21 Robert L. Forward, American physicist and writer (b. 1932)
  • 2002-09-24 Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, dies at 62
  • 2002-10-01 Walter Annenberg, American publisher and philanthropist (b. 1908)
  • 2002-10-03 Bruce Paltrow, American television and film producer (b. 1943)
  • 2002-10-09 Charles Guggenheim, American film director and producer (b. 1924)
  • 2002-10-09 Aileen Wournos, American serial killer sentenced to death (b. 1956)
  • 2002-10-10 Teresa Graves, American actress and singer (b. 1948)
  • 2002-10-12 Ray Conniff, American bandleader and musician (b. 1916)
  • 2002-10-13 Stephen Ambrose, American historian and biographer (b. 1936)
  • 2002-10-14 Norbert Schultze, American composer and songwriter (b. 1911)
  • 2002-10-16 Angela Dawson, American murder victim
  • 2002-10-17 Aileen Riggin, American swimmer (b. 1906)
  • 2002-10-20 Barbara Berjer, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2002-10-23 Adolph Green, American lyricist and playwright (b. 1915)
  • 2002-10-24 Winton M. Blount, United States Postmaster General (b. 1921)
  • 2002-10-24 Harry Hay, American activist (b. 1912)
  • 2002-10-27 Tom Dowd, American recording engineer (b. 1925)
  • 2002-10-28 Margaret Booth, American film editor (b. 1898)
  • 2002-10-29 Glenn McQueen, American animator (b. 1960)
  • 2002-10-30 Jam Master Jay, American rapper and musician (Run DMC) (b. 1965)
  • 2002-11-02 Charles Sheffield, American author and physicist (b. 1935)
  • 2002-11-03 Jonathan Harris, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 2002-11-05 Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters) dies of cardiovascular disease at 66
  • 2002-11-06 Sid Sackson, American board game designer (b. 1920)
  • 2002-11-09 William Schutz, American psychologist (b. 1925)
  • 2002-11-09 Merlin Santana, American actor (b. 1976)
  • 2002-11-14 Eddie Bracken, American actor (Summer Stock, Young & Willing), dies at 87
  • 2002-11-18 James Coburn, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2002-11-21 Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)
  • 2002-11-26 Verne Winchell, American doughnut entrepreneur (b. 1915)
  • 2002-11-28 Dave "Snaker" Ray, American blues musician (b. 1943)
  • 2002-11-29 George "Two Ton" Harris, American professional wrestler (b. 1927)
  • 2002-11-30 Tim Woods, American professional wrestler (b. 1934)

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2002-12-05 Roone Arledge, American sports broadcasting pioneer, dies of prostate cancer at 71

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Roone Arledge
  • 2002-12-06 Philip Berrigan, American civil rights activist (b. 1923)
  • 2002-12-09 Ian Hornak, American Painter, Draughtsman and Sculptor (b. 1944)
  • 2002-12-09 Stan Rice, American painter, educator, and poet (b. 1942)
  • 2002-12-12 Dee Brown, American author (b. 1908)
  • 2002-12-12 Brad Dexter, American actor (b. 1917)
  • 2002-12-12 Jay Wesley Neill, American convicted murderer (b. 1965)
  • 2002-12-24 Laci Peterson, American murder victim (b. 1975)
  • 2002-12-25 William T. Orr, American television producer (b. 1917)
  • 2002-12-26 Herb Ritts, American photographer (b. 1952)
  • 2002-12-26 Armand Zildjian, American cymbal manufacturer (b. 1921)
  • 2002-12-27 George Roy Hill, American film director (b. 1922)
  • 2002-12-30 Mary Brian, American actress (b. 1906)
  • 2002-12-31 Kevin MacMichael, American guitarist (Cutting Crew) (b. 1951)
  • 2003-01-01 Joe Foss, American fighter ace (Medal of Honor-1943) and politician (b. 1915)
  • 2003-01-01 F. William Free, American advertising executive (b. 1928)
  • 2003-01-04 Sabine Ulibarri, Mexican American writer (b. 1919)
  • 2003-01-04 Conrad Hall, American cinematographer (b. 1927)
  • 2003-01-05 Jean Kerr, American author (b. 1923)
  • 2003-01-09 Will McDonough, American sports journalist (b. 1935)
  • 2003-01-11 Richard Simmons, American actor (b. 1913)
  • 2003-01-12 Dean Amadon, American ornithologist (b. 1912)
  • 2003-01-13 Norman Panama, American screenwriter and director (b. 1914)
  • 2003-01-15 Doris Fisher, American singer and songwriter (b. 1915)
  • 2003-01-17 Richard Crenna, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2003-01-18 Edward "The Sheik" Farhat, American professional wrestler (b. 1926)
  • 2003-01-20 Al Hirschfeld, American caricaturist (NINA, NY Times), dies at 99
  • 2003-01-20 Nedra Volz, American actress (b. 1908)
  • 2003-01-21 Paul Haines, American-born Canadian poet (b. 1933)
  • 2003-01-22 Bill Mauldin, American World War II cartoonist (b. 1921)
  • 2003-01-23 Nell Carter, American singer and actress (b. 1948)
  • 2003-01-29 Frank Moss, American politician (b. 1911)
  • 2003-02-02 Lou Harrison, American composer (b. 1917)
  • 2003-02-03 Lana Clarkson, American actress (b. 1962)
  • 2003-02-05 Helge Boes, American Central Intelligence Agency officer