United States of America in History (Part 30)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2901 - 3,000 of 10,188

  • 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 and author (Nude Descending a Staircase), born in New Jersey, Iowa
  • 1929-08-24 Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 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 NYC, New York (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
  • 1929-11-23 Hal Lindsey, American evangelist and Christian writer

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1929-11-30 Dick Clark [Richard Wagstaff 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
  • 1929-12-01 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 (Mama Spank, The Game of Triangles), 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, American founder of the Church of Satan, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • 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) born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)

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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, born in Pittsburgh (d. 2007)
  • 1930-06-12 Jim Nabors, American actor and singer (Gomer Pyle, Back Home Again in Indiana), born in Sylacauga, Alabama
  • 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 (The Notebook), 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
  • 1930-07-01 Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American filmmaker (d. 2005)
  • 1930-07-01 Margaret A Brewer, American soldier, in Durand Michigan, first female General officer in US Marine Corps. (d. 2013)

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1930-07-04 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the NY Yankees, born in Rocky River, Ohio (d. 2010)

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1930-07-11 Harold Bloom, American literary critic
  • 1930-07-15 Stephen Smale, American mathematician
  • 1930-07-28 David "Junior" Kimbrough, American bluesman, born in Hudsonville, Mississippi (d. 1998)

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1930-08-05 Neil Armstrong, American X-15 pilot and astronaut - 1st man on the Moon (Gemini 8, Apollo 11), born in Wapakoneta Ohio, (d. 2012)

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • 1930-08-16 Frank Gifford, American NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)

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1930-08-30 Warren Buffett, American business magnate (world's wealthiest person in 2008), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Investor Warren Buffett
Investor
Warren Buffett
  • 1930-09-14 Allan Bloom, American academic (d. 1992)
  • 1930-09-17 Jim Rohn, American business philosopher
  • 1930-09-25 Shel Silverstein, American humorist and author (d. 1999)
  • 1930-10-11 Sam Johnson, American politician (Rep-R-Texas), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1930-10-17 Robert Atkins, American nutritionist (d. 2003)
  • 1930-10-29 Natalie Sleeth, American composer (d. 1992)
  • 1930-11-01 A. R. Gurney, American playwright
  • 1930-11-03 D. James Kennedy, American theologian (d. 2007)
  • 1930-11-05 Herb Edelman, American actor (Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930-11-11 Hank Garland, American guitar virtuoso (d. 2004)
  • 1930-11-11 Hugh Everett, American physicist (d. 1982)
  • 1930-11-17 Bob Mathias, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1948, 52) and congressman, born in Tulare, California (d. 2006)
  • 1930-11-22 John P. Schiffer, American nuclear physicist, born in Budapest
  • 1930-11-27 Joe DeNardo, American Meteorologist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-12-02 Gary Becker, American economist, recipient of the Bank of Sweden Prize, (d. 2014)
  • 1930-12-04 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist, (d. 2013)
  • 1930-12-12 Bill Beutel, American journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1930-12-31 Odetta [Odetta Holmes], American folk singer (Sanctuary), actress and civil rights activist, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2008)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2901 - 3,000 of 5,047

  • 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 [Rosemary Timothy Yuro], American singer (Hurt), dies at 63
  • 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 and columnist, dies at 85
  • 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 (Estée Lauder cosmetics), dies of cardiopulmonary arrest at 97

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 Waterfront), 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 (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family), dies at 86 (b. 1917)
  • 2004-07-11 Laurance Rockefeller, American conservationist and philanthropist (b. 1910)
  • 2004-07-13 Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls), dies from advanced leukemia at 55
  • 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, Canadian 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, dies at 92
  • 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, dies of prostate cancer at 55

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone
  • 2004-09-18 Russ Meyer, American film director (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), dies at 82
  • 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)

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2004-10-05 Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian (Caddyshack), dies at 82

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • 2004-10-05 William H. Dobelle, American biomedical engineer, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine nominee (b. 1941)
  • 2004-10-08 James Chace, American historian (b. 1931)

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2004-10-10 Christopher Reeve, American actor (Superman, Somewhere in Time), dies of an adverse reaction to an antibiotic at 52

  • 2004-10-10 Arthur H. Robinson, American cartographer (b. 1915)
  • 2004-10-19 Elliott Smith, American Singer Songwriter(b. 1969)
  • 2004-10-20 Anthony Hecht, American poet (b. 1923)
  • 2004-10-23 Robert Merrill, American baritone (b. 1919)