United States of America in History (Part 30)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2901 - 3,000 of 10,242

  • 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

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1929-04-07 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Joe Gallo
Gangster
Joe Gallo
  • 1929-04-26 Richard Mitchell, American author and professor (d. 2002)
  • 1929-05-02 Link Wray, American rock guitarist (d. 2005)
  • 1929-05-04 Sidney Lamb, American linguist
  • 1929-05-06 Leon Hughes, American singer (The Coasters)
  • 1929-05-18 Kai Winding, Denmark, American Jazz composer, (d. 1983)
  • 1929-05-25 Beverly Sills, [Belle "Bubbles" Miriam Silverman], American soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929-05-25 Warren Frost, American actor
  • 1929-06-02 Norton Juster, American author and archi
  • 1929-06-14 Cy Coleman, [Seymour Kaufman], American songwriter (Witchcraft, Sweet Charity), (d. 2004)
  • 1929-06-16 Ramon Bieri, American actor (d. 2001)

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1929-06-23 June Carter Cash, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Maces Spring, Virginia (d. 2003)

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash

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1929-07-04 Al Davis, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • 1929-07-09 Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolinist
  • 1929-07-20 Mike Ilitch, American businessman and sports executive
  • 1929-07-21 Bob Orton, American wrestler (d. 2006)

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1929-07-28 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American First Lady (1961-63), born in Southampton, New York (d. 1994)

  • 1929-07-31 Don Murray, American actor (Bus Stop, Advise & Consent, Endless Love), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1929-08-07 Don Larsen, American MLB pitcher (NY Yankees), born on what must have been a perfect day in Michigan City, Indiana
  • 1929-08-07 Jo Baer [Josephine Kleinberg], American painter and minimalist artist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1929-08-16 Fritz Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1997)
  • 1929-08-21 X. J. Kennedy, American poet
  • 1929-08-24 Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones)
  • 1929-09-01 Anne Ramsey, American actress (d. 1988)
  • 1929-09-02 Hal Ashby, American film director (d. 1988)

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1929-09-03 Whitey Bulger [James Joseph Bulger Jr.], American gangster, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger

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1929-09-14 John Gutfreund, American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), born in New York City (d. 2016)

Investment Banker John Gutfreund
Investment Banker
John Gutfreund
  • 1929-09-14 Larry Collins, American writer (d. 2005)
  • 1929-09-17 Pat Crowley, American actress
  • 1929-09-25 Kevin White, American politicians (Mayor of Boston, 1968-1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1929-10-03 Bert Stern, American photographer
  • 1929-10-05 Autherine Lucy, Shiloh, Alabama, 1st African American to enroll in University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
  • 1929-10-26 Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires) (d. 2000)
  • 1929-10-28 John Hollander, American poet
  • 1929-11-10 Marilyn Bergman, American composer and songwriter
  • 1929-11-13 Fred Phelps, American pastor

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1929-11-20 Dick Clark, American radio and television personality (American Bandstand), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2012)

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark
  • 1929-11-23 Hal Lindsey, American evangelist and Christian writer
  • 1929-12-01 David Doyle, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Rugrats), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1929-12-06 Frank Springer, American comics artist
  • 1929-12-14 Ron Nelson, American composer, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1929-12-19 Howard Sackler, American screenwriter (d. 1982)
  • 1930-01-02 Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1930-01-03 Eddie Egan, American actor (Joe Forrester), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-01-06 Vic Tayback, American actor (Mel-Alice, Khan, Portrait of a Stripper), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930-01-10 Roy Edward Disney, American film executive and CEO of Disney
  • 1930-01-15 Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler (d. 1985)
  • 1930-01-16 Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer (d. 2006)
  • 1930-01-19 Tippi Hedren, New Ulm, Minnesota, American actress (The Birds, Marnie)
  • 1930-01-23 Ken Errair, American singer (Four Freshmen), (d. 1969)
  • 1930-01-30 Samuel J. Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (d. 1974)
  • 1930-02-08 James Deetz, American anthropologist (d. 2000)
  • 1930-02-09 Garner Ted Armstrong, American evangelist (d. 2003)
  • 1930-02-11 Roy De Forest, American Painter (d. 2007)
  • 1930-02-15 Nico Minardos, American actor
  • 1930-02-18 Gahan Wilson, American cartoonist
  • 1930-02-22 James McGarrell, American painter
  • 1930-02-24 Barbara Lawrence, Carnegie, Oklahoma, American actress (Oklahoma!, A Letter to Three Wives), (d. 2013)
  • 1930-02-27 Paul von Ragué Schleyer, American chemist
  • 1930-02-27 Peter Stone, American writer (d. 2003)
  • 1930-03-07 James Broderick, Charlestown, New Hampshire, American actor (Dog Day Afternoon, Family)

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1930-03-09 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Downbeat Musician of Year 1966), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2015)

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman
  • 1930-03-13 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter, born in Roseau, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • 1930-03-13 Jan Howard, American singer
  • 1930-03-22 Derek Bok, American lawyer and educator

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1930-03-24 Steve McQueen, American actor (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape), born in Beech Grove, Indiana

  • 1930-04-09 F. Albert Cotton, American chemist (d. 2007)
  • 1930-04-11 Anton LaVey, Chicago Illinois, American founder of the Church of Satan
  • 1930-04-12 Manuel Neri, American artist
  • 1930-04-19 Dick Sargent [Richard Stanford Cox ], American actor (Bewitched), born in Carmel, California (d. 1994)
  • 1930-04-24 Jerome Callet, American musician
  • 1930-04-25 Paul Mazursky, American writer/director (Moscow on the Hudson), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1930-04-28 James Baker, American Secretary of the Treasury (1985-88), Secretary of State (1989-92), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1930-05-07 Totie Fields, American comedienne (d. 1978)
  • 1930-05-08 Alex L. Shigo, Duquesne Pennsylvania, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist known for his study of tree decay and contributions to modern arboricultural practices
  • 1930-05-10 Scott Muni, American radio DJ (d. 2004)
  • 1930-05-11 Stanley L Elkin, American writer/professor (Living End), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930-05-11 Bud Ekins, American stuntman (d. 2007)
  • 1930-05-11 William Carey, American businessman and philanthropist (W.P. Carey & Co. LLC) (d. 2012), born in Baltimore, Maryland

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1930-05-22 Harvey Milk, American politician and gay activist, born in Woodmere, New York (d. 1978)

American Politician Harvey Milk
American Politician
Harvey Milk
  • 1930-05-30 Robert Ryman, American painter
  • 1930-06-03 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer (d. 2007)
  • 1930-06-12 Jim Nabors, American actor
  • 1930-06-16 Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian/American cinematographer (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), born in Szeged, Hungary (d. 2016)
  • 1930-06-19 Gena Rowlands, American actress, born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1930-06-20 Paul Pender, American boxer
  • 1930-06-24 William B. Ziff, Jr., American publishing executive (d. 2006)
  • 1930-06-25 George Murdock, American actor
  • 1930-06-25 Mary Beth Peil, American singer

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2901 - 3,000 of 5,057

  • 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)
  • 2004-02-29 Jerome Lawrence, American playwright (b. 1915)
  • 2004-03-02 Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (b. 1916)
  • 2004-03-02 Marge Schott, American baseball team owner (b. 1928)
  • 2004-03-03 Cecily Adams, American actress and casting director (b. 1958)
  • 2004-03-04 George Pake, American physicist (b. 1924)
  • 2004-03-04 Stephen Sprouse, American fashion designer (b. 1953)
  • 2004-03-05 Walt Gorney, American actor (b. 1912)
  • 2004-03-06 Frances Dee, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2004-03-06 Ray Fernandez, American professional wrestler (b. 1957)
  • 2004-03-07 Paul Winfield, American actor (b. 1941)
  • 2004-03-08 Robert Pastorelli, American actor (b. 1954)
  • 2004-03-10 Dave Blood, real name David Schulthise; American musician, bassist for The Dead Milkmen (b. 1956)
  • 2004-03-17 J. J. Jackson, American television personality (b. 1941)
  • 2004-03-26 Jan Berry, American musician (Jan and Dean) (b. 1941)
  • 2004-03-26 Jan Sterling, American actress (b. 1921)
  • 2004-03-27 Adán Sánchez, Mexican-American singer (b. 1984)
  • 2004-03-28 Art James, American game show host (b. 1929)
  • 2004-03-30 Timi Yuro, American singer (b. 1940)
  • 2004-04-01 Aaron Bank, American OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (b. 1902)
  • 2004-04-01 Carrie Snodgress, American actress (b. 1946)
  • 2004-04-04 Casey Sheehan, American soldier, son of Cindy Sheehan (b. 1979)
  • 2004-04-06 Niki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets) (b. 1937)
  • 2004-04-07 Victor Argo, American actor (b. 1934)
  • 2004-04-21 Mary McGrory, American journalist (b. 1918)
  • 2004-04-22 Jason L. Dunham, American Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1981)

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2004-04-24 Estée Lauder, American cosmetics entrepreneur (b. 1906)

Cosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder
Cosmetics Company Founder
Estée Lauder
  • 2004-04-26 Hubert Selby Jr., American author (b. 1928)
  • 2004-05-06 Philip Kapleau, American Zen teacher (b. 1912)
  • 2004-05-06 Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist (b. 1923)
  • 2004-05-09 Alan King, American comedian (b. 1927)
  • 2004-05-11 John Whitehead, American singer (McFadden & Whitehead) (b. 1949)
  • 2004-05-18 Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (b. 1927)
  • 2004-05-22 Richard Biggs, American actor (b. 1960)
  • 2004-05-24 Henry Ries, American photographer (b. 1917)
  • 2004-05-24 Edward Wagenknecht, American literary critic (b. 1900)
  • 2004-05-25 Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (b. 1917)
  • 2004-05-29 Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (b. 1925)
  • 2004-05-31 Robert Quine, American guitarist, dies at 61
  • 2004-06-01 William Manchester, American writer (b. 1922)
  • 2004-06-02 Loyd Sigmon, American amateur ("ham") radio broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • 2004-06-04 Steve Lacy, American saxophonist (b. 1934)
  • 2004-06-13 Dick Durrance, American skier (b. 1914)
  • 2004-06-13 Ralph Wiley, American journalist and writer (b. 1952)
  • 2004-06-22 Mattie Stepanek, American poet (b. 1990)
  • 2004-06-22 Bob Bemer, American computer scientist (b. 1920)
  • 2004-06-27 Darrell Russell, American race car driver (b. 1968)
  • 2004-06-27 George Patton IV, American general (b. 1923)
  • 2004-06-29 Bernard Babior, American biochemist (b. 1935)

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2004-07-01 Marlon Brando, American actor ("The Godfather", "A Street Cart Named Desire" and "On the Water Front") dies at 80

  • 2004-07-02 John Cullen Murphy, American comic strip artist (b. 1919)
  • 2004-07-05 Rodger Ward, American race car driver (b. 1921)
  • 2004-07-06 Syreeta Wright, American singer (b. 1946)
  • 2004-07-08 Paula Danziger, American author (b. 1944)
  • 2004-07-09 Paul Klebnikov, American journalist (b. 1963)
  • 2004-07-09 Isabel Sanford, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2004-07-11 Laurance Rockefeller, American conservationist and philanthropist (b. 1910)
  • 2004-07-13 Arthur Kane, American musician (b. 1949)
  • 2004-07-19 Reverend Francis Marzen, American Catholic prelate (b. 1924)
  • 2004-07-21 Jerry Goldsmith, American composer (b. 1929)
  • 2004-07-21 Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2004-07-22 Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1922)
  • 2004-07-28 Sam Edwards, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 2004-07-28 Eugene Roche, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2004-07-31 Virginia Grey, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2004-08-01 Philip Abelson American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1913)
  • 2004-08-02 Don Tosti, American musician (b. 1923)

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2004-08-06 Rick James, American funk musician ("Super Freak"), dies of pulmonary failure and cardiac failure at 56

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James
  • 2004-08-07 Red Adair, American oil field firefighter (b. 1915)
  • 2004-08-08 Fay Wray, American actress (King Kong), dies at 96
  • 2004-08-09 Tony Mottola, American guitarist (b. 1918)
  • 2004-08-09 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), dies at 92
  • 2004-08-13 Julia Child, American chef and television personality (b. 1912)
  • 2004-08-16 Carl Mydans, American photographer (b. 1907)
  • 2004-08-16 Robert Quiroga, American boxer (b. 1969)
  • 2004-08-18 Elmer Bernstein, American composer (b. 1922)
  • 2004-08-22 Al Dvorin, American Elvis Presley concert announcer (b. 1922)
  • 2004-08-26 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (Gloria), dies of a brain aneurysm at 47
  • 2004-08-30 Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (b. 1906)
  • 2004-08-30 Indian Larry, American motorcycle builder and stuntman (b. 1949)
  • 2004-09-04 James O. Page, American paramedic (b. 1936)
  • 2004-09-08 Frank Thomas, American animator (b. 1913)
  • 2004-09-10 Brock Adams, American politician (b. 1927)
  • 2004-09-11 Fred Ebb, American lyricist (b. 1933)

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2004-09-15 Johnny Ramone, American lead guitarist of the punk rock band The Ramones

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone
  • 2004-09-18 Russ Meyer, American film director (b. 1922)
  • 2004-09-19 Eddie Adams, American photographer (b. 1933)
  • 2004-09-19 Árpád Bogsch, Hungarian-born American civil servant (b. 1919)
  • 2004-09-19 Skeeter Davis, American singer (b. 1931)
  • 2004-09-19 Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman, musician, and activist
  • 2004-09-20 Townsend Hoopes, American politician (b. 1922)
  • 2004-09-21 Barry Noble Wakeman, American naturalist and educator (b. 1939)
  • 2004-09-22 Ray Traylor (The Big Boss Man), American professional wrestler (b. 1962)
  • 2004-09-27 John E. Mack, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1929)
  • 2004-09-28 Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (b. 1924)
  • 2004-09-28 Scott Muni, American disc jockey (b. 1930)
  • 2004-10-01 Richard Avedon, American photographer (b. 1923)

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2004-10-03 Janet Leigh, American actress, dies at 77

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh
  • 2004-10-04 Gordon Cooper, American astronaut (b. 1927)