United States of America in History (Part 29)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2801 - 2,900 of 10,228

  • 1928-01-16 Ezra Sims, American composer of microtonal music, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • 1928-01-29 Peter Byrne, actor (Postcards from America, Carry on Cabby)
  • 1928-02-01 Ursula Mamlok, German American avant-garde composer, born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • 1928-02-09 Frank Frazetta, American illustrator
  • 1928-02-29 Tempest Storm, American burlesque performer
  • 1928-03-11 Albert Salmi, American actor (Daniel Boone, 79 Park Avenue), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1928-03-20 Fred Rogers, American children's TV host (Mr Rogers' Neighborhood), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers
  • 1928-03-22 Carrie Donovan, American fashion editor (d. 2001)
  • 1928-03-22 E.D. Hirsch. American social commentator
  • 1928-03-25 James A Lovell Jr, American astronaut (Gemini 7, 12, Apollo 8, 13), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1928-03-29 Vincent Gigante, American mafioso (d. 2005)
  • 1928-04-03 Don Gibson, American country musician (d. 2003)
  • 1928-04-03 Kevin Hagen, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1928-04-04 Bill Ryan, American newscaster (Smithsonian), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1928-04-04 Maya Angelou [Marguerite Johnson], American author ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), poet and actress (Nyo-Roots), born in St Louis, Missouri

Author, Poet and Actress Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Actress
Maya Angelou
  • 1928-04-06 Will Gaines, American-British tap dancer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)

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1928-04-06 James Watson, American chemist (co-discovered structure of DNA), born in Chicago, Illinois

Molecular Biologist James Watson
Molecular Biologist
James Watson
  • 1928-04-07 James Garner, American actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick), born in Norman Oklahoma, (d. 2014)
  • 1928-04-08 Fred Ebb, American composer, born in Manhattan, NYC (d. 2004)
  • 1928-04-15 Norma Merrick Sklarek, 1st African American woman architect in NY & Calif

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1928-04-23 Shirley Temple, American actress, famous as a child star in the 1930s (Bright Eyes, Heidi) and diplomat, born in Santa Monica, California

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
  • 1928-04-28 Eugene M. Shoemaker, American planetary scientist (d. 1997)

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1928-05-04 Betsy Rawls, American golfer (US Womens Open-51, 53, 57, 60), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1928-05-09 Ralph Goings, American painter
  • 1928-05-12 Henry Cosby, African-American songwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1928-05-14 Will "Dub Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 2000)

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1928-05-19 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes
  • 1928-05-20 Jack Kevorkian, controversial American medical doctor
  • 1928-06-07 James Jude, American thoracic surgeon (developed CPR), born in Maple Lake, Minnesota (d. 2015)

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1928-06-13 John Nash, American mathematician (subject of movie "A Beautiful Mind") and Nobel laureate, born in Bluefield, West Virginia

Mathematician and Economist John Nash
Mathematician and Economist
John Nash
  • 1928-06-18 David T. Lykken, American scientist
  • 1928-06-20 Martin Landau, American actor (Mission Impossible, Space 1999, Ed Wood), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928-06-22 Ralph Waite, White Plains New York, American actor, director and political candidate (Cool Hand Luke, The Waltons)
  • 1928-06-27 Rudy Perpich, American politician (d. 1995)
  • 1928-07-09 Vince Edwards, American actor (Ben Casey, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928-07-10 Moshe Greenberg, American-Israeli Bible scholar
  • 1928-07-12 Elias James Corey, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1928-07-13 Leroy Vinnegar, American jazz bassist
  • 1928-07-15 Carl Woese, American microbiologist
  • 1928-07-17 Vince Guaraldi, American jazz musician and composer (peanuts TV specials), born in San Francisco (d. 1976)
  • 1928-07-22 Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (d. 2005)
  • 1928-07-23 Hubert Selby Jr., American author (d. 2004)

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1928-07-26 Stanley Kubrick, American director (2001 A Space Odyssey, Dr Strangelove, Lolita), born in The Bronx NY (d. 1999)

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick

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1928-08-06 Andy Warhol, American pop artist and film producer (Frankenstein, Bad), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol
  • 1928-08-07 Romeo Muller, American screenwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1928-08-10 Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor
  • 1928-08-23 Marian Seldes, American actress, born in Manhattan, New York City, (d. 2014)
  • 1928-08-25 Karl Korte, American composer, born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1928-08-28 F. William Free, American advertising executive (d. 2003)
  • 1928-08-30 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), born in Balt Md, (d. 2014)
  • 1928-08-30 Lloyd Casner, American racecar driver and owner (d. 1965)
  • 1928-09-06 Robert M. Pirsig, American author
  • 1928-09-10 Walter Martin, American Christian apologist (d. 1989)
  • 1928-09-14 Albert Shanker, American labor leader (Amer Fed of Teachers)
  • 1928-09-20 Donald Hall, American poet and US Poet Laureate
  • 1928-09-28 Koko Taylor [Cora Walton], American blues singer known as the "Queen of the Blues", born in Millington, Tennessee (d. 2009)
  • 1928-10-05 Louise Fitzhugh, American author (d. 1974)
  • 1928-10-14 Frank E. Resnik, American business executive (d. 1995)
  • 1928-10-16 Mary Daly, American feminist
  • 1928-10-16 Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)

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1928-10-21 Whitey Ford [Edward Charles Ford], American hall of fame baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in NYC

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1928-10-30 Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
  • 1928-11-04 Hannah Weiner American experimental poet
  • 1928-11-15 C. W. McCall [William Dale Fries, Jr.], American country singer, born in Audubon, Iowa
  • 1928-11-17 Rance Howard, American actor
  • 1928-11-28 Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist (d. 1980)
  • 1928-11-29 Paul Simon, American politician (d. 2003)
  • 1928-11-29 Yolande Betbeze Fox, Miss America 1951, first to refuse to parade in a swimsuit, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • 1928-11-30 Joe B. Hall, American basketball coach
  • 1928-12-04 Dena Dietrich, American actress
  • 1928-12-06 Bobby Van, American singer (d. 1980)
  • 1928-12-08 Ulric Neisser, Kiel, Germany, America psychologist (Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns, Bell Curve task force head), (d. 2012)
  • 1928-12-10 Dan Blocker, De Kalb Texas, American actor (Tiny-Cimarron City, Hoss-Bonanza)
  • 1928-12-13 Jack Tramiel, Lodz Poland, American Businessman (Amiga, Commodore 64), (d. 2012)
  • 1928-12-15 Jerry Wallace, American singer
  • 1928-12-19 Nathan Oliveira, American artist
  • 1928-12-21 Ed Nelson, American actor (Peyton Place, A Long Came a Spider), born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 2014)
  • 1929-01-05 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City)
  • 1929-01-09 Dorothea Puente, American serial killer
  • 1929-01-12 Alasdair MacIntyre, Scottis-born American philosopher

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1929-01-15 Martin Luther King Jr., American clergyman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement (Nobel 1964), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1968)

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1929-01-26 Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (d. 2000)
  • 1929-02-04 Jerry Adler, American actor
  • 1929-02-10 Jim Whittacker, mountain climber (1st American to climb Mt Everest)
  • 1929-02-14 Vic Morrow, American actor (Combat, Roots, Twilight Zone the Movie), born in New York City, New York
  • 1929-02-20 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Kitty Russell-Gunsmoke), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1929-02-22 James Hong, American actor
  • 1929-02-22 Rebecca Schull, American actress
  • 1929-02-23 Elston Howard, Yankee catcher (1st African American NY Yankee/1963 AL MVP)
  • 1929-03-05 J. B. Lenoir, Monticello, Mississippi, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s
  • 1929-03-06 Tom Foley, American politician (Rep-D, 1965-1995) and speaker of the house (1989-95), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2013)
  • 1929-03-07 Yvonne Chouteau, Native American dancer (one of the "five Moons" of Oklahoma), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1929-03-11 Timothy Carey, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1929-03-12 Lupe Anguiano, Mexican-American civil rights activist
  • 1929-03-13 Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1929-03-18 John Macurdy, American bass
  • 1929-03-26 Edwin Turney, American businessman

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1929-03-31 Liz Claiborne, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2007)

Fashion Designer Liz Claiborne
Fashion Designer
Liz Claiborne
  • 1929-03-31 Bertram Fields, American lawyer
  • 1929-04-03 Lee Leonard, American television personality

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2801 - 2,900 of 5,055

  • 2003-09-25 George Plimpton, American writer and actor (b. 1927)
  • 2003-09-26 Shawn Lane, American guitarist (b. 1963)
  • 2003-09-27 Donald O'Connor, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 2003-09-27 Paul Burlison, American rockabilly musician (The Rock N Roll Trio), dies at 74
  • 2003-09-28 Elia Kazan, Greek-born American film director (b. 1909)
  • 2003-09-30 Robert Kardashian, Armenian-American lawyer, dies of cancer at 59
  • 2003-10-03 Florence Stanley, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2003-10-03 William Steig, American cartoonist and children's author (b. 1907)
  • 2003-10-04 Sid McMath, American politician (b. 1912)
  • 2003-10-05 Timothy Treadwell, American bear enthusiast featured in Grizzly Man (b. 1957)
  • 2003-10-06 Timothy Treadwell, American environmentalist (b. 1957)
  • 2003-10-07 Arthur Berger, American composer (b. 1912)
  • 2003-10-07 Wally George, American conservative TV commentator (b. 1931)
  • 2003-10-10 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (b. 1925)
  • 2003-10-12 Joan Kroc, American philanthropist (b. 1928)
  • 2003-10-12 Willie Shoemaker, American jockey (b. 1931)
  • 2003-10-19 Margaret Murie, American conservationist (b. 1902)
  • 2003-10-19 Michael Hegstrand, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
  • 2003-10-20 Jack Elam, American actor (b. 1918)
  • 2003-10-21 Fred Berry, American actor (b. 1951)
  • 2003-10-21 Louise Day Hicks, American politician (b. 1916)
  • 2003-10-21 Elliott Smith, American musician (b. 1969)
  • 2003-10-27 Rod Roddy, American television announcer (b. 1937)
  • 2003-10-29 Hal Clement [Harry Clement Stubbs], American sci-fi writer (Mission of Gravity), dies at 81
  • 2003-10-31 Richard Neustadt, American political historian (b. 1919)
  • 2003-11-02 Frank McCloskey, American politician (b. 1939)
  • 2003-11-05 Bobby Hatfield, American singer (Righteous Brothers) (b. 1940)
  • 2003-11-06 Crash Holly, American professional wrestler (b. 1971)
  • 2003-11-08 C. Z. Guest, American socialite (b. 1920)
  • 2003-11-08 Guy Speranza, American singer, original Riot frontman (b. 1956)

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2003-11-09 Art Carney, American actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners), dies of natural causes at 85

Actor Art Carney
Actor
Art Carney
  • 2003-11-10 Irv "Kup" Kupcinet, American columnist and television personality (b. 1912)
  • 2003-11-12 Kay E. Kuter, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 2003-11-12 Penny Singleton, American actress (Blondie) and voice actress (Jane-Jetsons), dies at 95
  • 2003-11-12 Tony Thompson, American drummer (Chic, Power Station) (b. 1954)

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2003-11-12 Jonathan Brandis, American actor (Lucas Wolenczak-seaQuest DSV), commits suicide at 27

  • 2003-11-13 Kellie Waymire, American actress (b. 1967)
  • 2003-11-14 Gene Anthony Ray, American actor (b. 1962)
  • 2003-11-15 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Annie), dies of cancer at 78
  • 2003-11-15 Laurence Tisch, American businessman (b. 1923)
  • 2003-11-17 Arthur Conley, American singer (b. 1946)
  • 2003-11-17 Don Gibson, American singer (b. 1928)
  • 2003-11-18 Michael Kamen, American composer (b. 1948)
  • 2003-11-20 Eugene Kleiner, American entrepreneur (b. 1923)
  • 2003-11-20 Jim Siedow, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2003-11-26 Soulja Slim, American rapper (b. 1978)
  • 2003-11-29 Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler (b. 1952)
  • 2003-11-30 Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (b. 1906)
  • 2003-12-04 Iggy Katona, American race car driver (b. 1916)
  • 2003-12-06 Jerry Tuite, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • 2003-12-07 Carl F. H. Henry American theologian and publisher (b. 1913)
  • 2003-12-07 Azie Taylor Morton, Treasurer of the United States (b. 1936)
  • 2003-12-09 Norm Sloan, American basketball coach (b. 1926)
  • 2003-12-12 Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Catholic prelate (b. 1926)
  • 2003-12-14 Jeanne Crain, American actress (b. 1925)
  • 2003-12-15 George Fisher, American political cartoonist (b. 1923)
  • 2003-12-16 Gary Stewart, American musician and songwriter (b. 1945)
  • 2003-12-19 Hope Lange, American actress (b. 1933)
  • 2003-12-19 Les Tremayne, English-born American actor (b. 1913)
  • 2003-12-22 Dave Dudley, American country singer (Six Days on the Road), dies at 75
  • 2003-12-25 Nicholas Mavroules, American politician (b. 1929)
  • 2003-12-28 Benjamin Hacker, American admiral (b. 1935)
  • 2003-12-29 Earl Hindman, American actor (b. 1942)
  • 2003-12-30 John Gregory Dunne, American writer (b. 1932)
  • 2004-01-02 Jess Collins, American artist (b. 1923)
  • 2004-01-02 Lynn Cartwright, American actress (b. 1927)
  • 2004-01-04 John Toland, American historian (b. 1912)
  • 2004-01-04 Jake Hess, American singer (b. 1927)
  • 2004-01-06 Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (b. 1921)
  • 2004-01-06 Charles Dumas, American athlete (b. 1937)
  • 2004-01-07 Oswald Garrison Villard Jr., American Engineer (over-the-horizon radar), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • 2004-01-08 John A. Gambling, American radio talk-show host (b. 1930)

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2004-01-10 Spalding Gray, American actor (Beaches, Clara's Heart, Heavy Petting), commits suicide at 62

  • 2004-01-10 Alexandra Ripley, American author (b. 1934)
  • 2004-01-12 Randy VanWarmer, American singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2004-01-14 Uta Hagen, American actress (b. 1919)
  • 2004-01-14 Ron O'Neal, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2004-01-17 Ray Stark, American stage and film producer (b. 1915)
  • 2004-01-19 Harry E. Claiborne, American judge (suicide) (b. 1917)
  • 2004-01-20 Guinn Smith, American athlete (b. 1920)
  • 2004-01-22 Billy May, American composer and musician (b. 1916)
  • 2004-01-22 Ann Miller, American actress and dancer (b. 1923)
  • 2004-01-23 Bob Keeshan, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 2004-01-26 Fred Haas, American golfer (b. 1916)
  • 2004-01-27 Jack Paar, American television show host (b. 1918)
  • 2004-01-28 Don Stansauk, American professional wrestler (b. 1936)
  • 2004-01-28 Joe Viterelli, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2004-01-31 Eleanor Holm, American swimmer (b. 1913)
  • 2004-02-01 May O'Donnell, American modern dancer and choreographer (b. 1909)
  • 2004-02-02 Bernard McEveety, American film director (b. 1924)
  • 2004-02-03 Jason Raize, American musical theatre actor (b. 1975)
  • 2004-02-05 John Hench, American animator (b. 1908)
  • 2004-02-08 Julius Schwartz, American comic book and science fiction editor (b. 1915)
  • 2004-02-15 Jan Miner, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2004-02-16 Doris Troy, American singer (b. 1937)
  • 2004-02-23 Carl Anderson, American singer (b. 1945)
  • 2004-02-23 Don Cornell, American singer (b. 1919)
  • 2004-02-24 John Randolph, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 2004-02-27 Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (b. 1910)
  • 2004-02-28 Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, writer, and Librarian of Congress (b. 1914)