United States of America in History (Part 31)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3001 - 3,100 of 10,192

  • 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)
  • 1931-01-05 Alvin Ailey, choreographer (American Dance Theater)
  • 1931-01-06 E. L. Doctorow, American author (Ragtime, Billy Bathgate), born in The Bronx, New York (d.2015)
  • 1931-01-17 Douglas Wilder, American politician, Governor of Virginia (1990-94), 1st African American Governor since Reconstruction, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1931-01-17 Don Zimmer, American baseball coach, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • 1931-01-20 Earl Grant, Idabel, Oklahoma, American musician and singer (Ebb Tide, Winter Wonderland)
  • 1931-01-30 Allan W. Eckert, American historian, naturalist, and author
  • 1931-02-02 Judith Viorst, American author
  • 1931-02-06 Mamie Van Doren, American actress (Teacher's Pet, The Navy vs. the Night Monsters), born in Rowena, South Dakota
  • 1931-02-10 Doug Young, American voice actor
  • 1931-02-14 Brian Kelly, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1931-02-15 Geoff Edwards, American television game show host, (d. 2014)
  • 1931-02-23 Tom Wesselmann, American collage artist and sculptor (Great American Nudes) (d. 2004)
  • 1931-02-24 Dominic Chianese, American actor
  • 1931-03-04 Wally Bruner, American journalist and television host (d. 1997)
  • 1931-03-04 Bob Johnson, American ice hockey coach (d. 1991)
  • 1931-03-04 Alice Rivlin, American economist
  • 1931-03-06 Hal Needham, American stuntman, (d. 2013)
  • 1931-03-08 Neil Postman, American cultural critic (d. 2003)
  • 1931-03-18 Howard Coble, American politician (Rep-R-NC, 1985-2015), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1931-03-25 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer and composer

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1931-03-26 Leonard Nimoy, American actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

  • 1931-04-01 Charles Price, American Businessman and diplomat, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1931-04-04 Bobby Ray Inman, American admiral and intelligence director
  • 1931-04-07 Donald Barthelme, American writer (Snow White, Sadness), born in Philadelphia, Pa (d. 1989)
  • 1931-05-02 Phil Bruns, American actor and writer (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), (d. 2012)
  • 1931-05-03 Thomas Sutherland, American hostage (Lebanon) and academic, born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 2016)

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1931-05-06 Willie Mays, American baseball centerfielder (Giants, NY Mets), "Say Hey Kid" (660 HRs, MVP 1954), born in Westfield, Alabama

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

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1931-05-13 Jim Jones, American Leader of Peoples Temple cult (Jonestown Massacre), born in Randolph County, Indiana (d. 1978)

Founder of the Peoples Temple cult Jim Jones
Founder of the Peoples Temple cult
Jim Jones
  • 1931-05-15 Ken Venturi, American golfer, (d. 2013)
  • 1931-05-18 Don Martin, American cartoonist (d. 2000)
  • 1931-05-28 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1931-06-03 Lindy Remigino, American athlete
  • 1931-06-09 Joe Santos, American actor (Rockford Files), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1931-06-11 Audrey Schuh, American soprano
  • 1931-06-17 John Baldessari, American artist
  • 1931-06-28 Junior Johnson, American NASCAR driver
  • 1931-06-29 Ed Gilbert, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1931-07-01 Leslie Caron, French-American actress (Gigi, Father Goose), born in Boulogne-Biliancourt, Seine
  • 1931-07-08 Jerry Vale [Genaro Louis Vitaliano], American singer (Arriverderci Roma), born in NYC (d. 2014)
  • 1931-07-11 Tab Hunter, American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust), born in NYC, New York
  • 1931-07-15 Clive Cussler, Aurora Illinois, American writer (Raise The Titanic, Sahara)
  • 1931-07-28 Darryl Hickman, American actor (Human Comedy, Tea & Sympathy), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1931-07-31 Kenny Burrell, American guitarist (Organ Grinder Swing), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1931-07-31 Nick Bollettieri, American tennis coach, born in Pelham, New York
  • 1931-08-07 Charles E. Rice, American legal scholar and author
  • 1931-08-15 Richard F. Heck, American chemist who discovered the Heck Reaction (Nobel Prize 2010), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1931-08-25 Regis Philbin, American talk & game show host (Joey Bishop Show, Live with Regis & Kathie Lee), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1931-08-30 Carrie Saxon Perry, 1st African American mayor of a major US city (Hartford CT)
  • 1931-08-31 Noble Willingham, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger, The Corndog Man), born in Mineola, Texas (d. 2004)
  • 1931-09-04 Mitzi Gaynor, American actress/singer/dancer (Anything Goes, South Pacific), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1931-09-10 Philip Baker Hall, American actor
  • 1931-10-11 Dorothy Woolfolk, American comic book editor (d. 2000)
  • 1931-10-31 Dan Rather, Wharton, Texas, American journalist and news anchor (CBS Evening News, 60 Minutes)
  • 1931-11-06 Mike Nichols[Peschowsky], German-born American director (Catch 22, Biloxi Blues), born in Berlin, (d. 2014)
  • 1931-11-08 Morley Safer, Canadian American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2016)
  • 1931-11-16 Hubert Sumlin, American blues musician
  • 1931-11-23 Gloria Lynne, American Jazz vocalist (Dell Tones), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2013)
  • 1931-12-01 Jimmy Lyons, American musician (d. 1986)
  • 1931-12-04 Wally George, American TV commentator (d. 2003)
  • 1931-12-09 William Reynolds, American actor
  • 1931-12-17 Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor, (d. 2014)
  • 1931-12-18 Allen Klein, American rock and roll business manager
  • 1931-12-20 Mala Powers, American film actress (d. 2007)
  • 1931-12-28 Martin Milner, American actor (Route 66", "Adam 12"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1932-01-03 Coo Coo Marlin, American race car driver (d. 2005)
  • 1932-01-06 Stuart A. Rice, American chemist
  • 1932-01-10 Elaine Devry, American actress
  • 1932-01-14 Don Garlits, American race car driver
  • 1932-01-16 Dian Fossey, American zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1932-02-13 Susan Oliver, American actress (d. 1990)
  • 1932-02-16 Harry Goz, American actor (d. 2003)

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1932-02-26 Johnny Cash, American country singer (I Hear the Train Coming), born in Kingsland, Arkansas (d. 2003)

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash

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1932-02-27 Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress (Father of the Bride, Butterfield 8, Cleopatra), born in London, England (d. 2011)

  • 1932-02-29 Gene Golub, American mathematician (d. 2007)
  • 1932-02-29 Masten Gregory, American F1 Driver (d. 1985)
  • 1932-02-29 Reri Grist, African-American coloratura soprano
  • 1932-03-02 Frank E. Petersen Jr, American soldier and 1st African American Marine aviator & General, born in Topeka Kansas (d. 2015)
  • 1932-03-04 Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, American car designer (d. 2001)
  • 1932-03-04 Frank Wells, American entertainment businessman (d. 1994)
  • 1932-03-09 Keely Smith, Norfolk Virginia, American singer (Mrs Louie Prima)
  • 1932-03-11 Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (d. 2007)
  • 1932-03-17 Donald N. Langenberg, American physicist
  • 1932-03-25 Wes Santee, American runner, born in Ashland, Kansasmiler (d. 2010)
  • 1932-03-29 William Charette, Ludington, Michigan, United States Navy Hospital Corpsman and Medal of Honour recipient, (d. 2012)
  • 1932-04-04 Clive Davis, American record producer
  • 1932-04-04 Estelle Harris, American actress
  • 1932-04-05 Billy Bland, American singer and songwriter
  • 1932-04-09 Jim Fowler, American zoologist
  • 1932-04-10 Nate Nelson, American singer (Flamingos - ''I Only Have Eyes for You.''), (d. 1984)
  • 1932-04-12 Dennis Banks, American activist

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1932-04-14 Loretta Lynn, American country singer-songwriter (Coal Miner's Daughter), born in Butcher's Hollow Kentucky

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • 1932-04-21 Elaine May, American comedienne/writer/actress (New Leaf, Primary Colors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1932-04-27 Casey Kasem, radio personality (American Top 40), born in Detroit, Michigan

Disc Jockey and Actor Casey Kasem
Disc Jockey and Actor
Casey Kasem
  • 1932-05-02 Maury Allen, American sportswriter
  • 1932-05-03 Robert Osborne, American film historian (Turner Classic Movies), born in Colfax, Washington (d. 2017)

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1932-05-08 Sonny Liston, American heavyweight boxer, born in Sand Slough, Arkansas (d. 1970)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
  • 1932-05-14 Robert Bechtle, American painter
  • 1932-05-19 Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3001 - 3,100 of 5,048

  • 2004-10-23 Robert Merrill, American baritone (b. 1919)
  • 2004-10-24 Randy Dorton, American race car crew member (b. 1954)
  • 2004-10-24 Ricky Hendrick, American race car team owner (b. 1980)
  • 2004-10-24 James Cardinal Hickey, American Catholic archbishop (b. 1920)

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2004-10-29 Vaughn Meader, American comedian and musician, dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 68 (b. 1936)

Comedian and Musician Vaughn Meader
Comedian and Musician
Vaughn Meader
  • 2004-10-30 Peggy Ryan, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2004-11-01 Mac Dre, American rapper (b. 1970)
  • 2004-11-01 Terry Knight, American music producer and promoter (Grand Funk Railroad), is murdered at 61
  • 2004-11-07 Howard Keel, American actor, singer and president of the Screen Actors Guild (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate), dies of cancer at 87
  • 2004-11-13 Thomas Foglietta, American politician (b. 1928)
  • 2004-11-13 Ol' Dirty Bastard, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan) (b. 1968)
  • 2004-11-18 Cy Coleman, American composer, songwriter and pianist (b. 1929)
  • 2004-11-19 Terry Melcher, American musician and record producer (b. 1942)
  • 2004-11-23 Pete Franklin, American talk radio host (b. 1928)
  • 2004-11-29 John Drew Barrymore, American actor (Pantomine Quiz), dies from cancer at 72
  • 2004-12-02 Mona Van Duyn, American poet (b. 1921)
  • 2004-12-07 Frederick Fennell, American conductor (b. 1914)
  • 2004-12-07 Jerry Scoggins, American singer (b. 1913)
  • 2004-12-09 David Brudnoy, American radio personality (b. 1940)
  • 2004-12-16 Agnes Martin, Canadian-American abstract painter dies aged 92
  • 2004-12-17 Tom Wesselmann, American collage artist (b. 1931)
  • 2004-12-19 Herbert C. Brown, English-born American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • 2004-12-23 Anne Truitt, American artist dies aged 83
  • 2004-12-27 Hank Garland, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 2004-12-28 Jerry Orbach, American actor (b. 1935)

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2004-12-28 Susan Sontag, American writer, dies from Myelodysplastic syndrome at 71

Author Susan Sontag
Author
Susan Sontag
  • 2004-12-29 Julius Axelrod, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1912)
  • 2004-12-30 Artie Shaw, American jazz clarinetist, composer, and bandleader, dies at 94

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2005-01-01 Shirley Chisholm, 1st African American Congresswoman (Rep-D-NY) and presidential candidate, dies of a stroke at 80

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm
  • 2005-01-01 Eugene J. Martin, American painter, artist (b. 1938)
  • 2005-01-01 Bob Matsui, American politician (b. 1941)
  • 2005-01-02 Maclyn McCarty, American geneticist (b. 1911)
  • 2005-01-02 Frank Kelly Freas, American artist (b. 1922)
  • 2005-01-02 Ronald "Bo" Ginn, American politician, dies at 70
  • 2005-01-03 Will Eisner, American comic book artist (b. 1917)
  • 2005-01-04 Alton Tobey, American artist (b. 1914)
  • 2005-01-04 Robert Heilbroner, American economist (b. 1919)
  • 2005-01-04 Frank Harary, American mathematician (b. 1921)
  • 2005-01-04 Guy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar (b. 1927)
  • 2005-01-05 Danny Sugerman, American music manager (The Doors) (b. 1954)
  • 2005-01-08 Warren Spears, American choreographer and dancer
  • 2005-01-10 Gene Baylos, American comedian (b. 1906)
  • 2005-01-10 James Forman, American civil rights leader (b. 1928)
  • 2005-01-10 Jack Horner, American sports journalist (b. 1912)
  • 2005-01-11 Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane) (b. 1938)
  • 2005-01-11 James Griffin, American musician (Bread) (b. 1943)
  • 2005-01-13 Nell Rankin, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1924)
  • 2005-01-14 Charlotte MacLeod, American writer (b. 1922)
  • 2005-01-15 Elizabeth Janeway, American author (b. 1913)
  • 2005-01-15 Ruth Warrick, American actress/singer, dies of complications from pneumonia at 89
  • 2005-01-15 Deem Bristow, American video game voice actor (b. 1947)
  • 2005-01-16 Marjorie Williams, American journalist (b. 1958)
  • 2005-01-17 Virginia Mayo, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2005-01-17 Albert Schatz, American microbiologist (b. 1920)
  • 2005-01-18 Lamont Bentley, American actor (b. 1973)
  • 2005-01-20 Roland Frye, American literary critic and theologian (b. 1921)
  • 2005-01-21 John L. Hess, American journalist (b. 1917)
  • 2005-01-22 Rose Mary Woods, American Watergate scandal figure (b. 1917)
  • 2005-01-23 Johnny Carson, American television host (b. 1925)
  • 2005-01-25 William Augustus Bootle, American judge (b. 1902)
  • 2005-01-25 Philip Johnson, American architect (b. 1906)
  • 2005-01-25 Ray Peterson, American singer (b. 1935)
  • 2005-01-30 Wes Wehmiller, American musician (b. 1971)
  • 2005-02-06 Karl Haas, American radio presenter (b. 1913)
  • 2005-02-08 Jimmy Smith, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
  • 2005-02-08 Keith Knudsen, American drummer, vocalist and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers), dies at 56

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2005-02-10 Arthur Miller, American playwright, dies at 89

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • 2005-02-11 Jack L. Chalker, American author (b. 1944)
  • 2005-02-12 Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night) , dies at 61
  • 2005-02-13 Dick Weber, American professional bowler (b. 1929)
  • 2005-02-14 Najai Turpin, American boxer
  • 2005-02-15 Samuel Francis, American journalist (b. 1947)
  • 2005-02-16 Nicole DeHuff, American actress (pneumonia) (b. 1975)
  • 2005-02-20 Sandra Dee, American actress (b. 1944)
  • 2005-02-20 John Raitt, American actor (b. 1917)
  • 2005-02-20 Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (b. 1937)
  • 2005-02-20 Pam Bricker, American jazz singer and Thievery Corporation vocalist (b. 1954)
  • 2005-02-21 Ara Berberian, American opera singer (b. 1930)
  • 2005-02-21 Eugene Scott, American religious broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • 2005-02-26 Jef Raskin, American computer scientist (b. 1943)
  • 2005-03-02 Martin Denny, American musician (Exotica), dies at 93
  • 2005-03-03 Max M. Fisher, American philanthropist (b. 1928)
  • 2005-03-04 Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
  • 2005-03-06 Teresa Wright, American actress (b. 1918)
  • 2005-03-07 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (b. 1950)
  • 2005-03-09 Chris LeDoux, American country singer (b. 1948)
  • 2005-03-10 Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet) dies of pneumonia at 53
  • 2005-03-16 Anthony George, American TV actor (b. 1921)
  • 2005-03-17 George F. Kennan, American Cold War strategist and historian (b. 1904)
  • 2005-03-17 Andre Norton, American writer (b. 1912)
  • 2005-03-19 John De Lorean, American automobile engineer (b. 1925)
  • 2005-03-21 Barney Martin, American actor (b. 1923)
  • 2005-03-21 Bobby Short, American singer (b. 1924)
  • 2005-03-25 Paul Henning, American TV/film producer and writer (b. 1911)
  • 2005-03-27 Bob Casey, American baseball announcer (b. 1925)
  • 2005-03-27 Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist (b. 1921)
  • 2005-03-29 Johnnie Cochran, American lawyer (b. 1937)
  • 2005-03-29 Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (b. 1968)
  • 2005-03-30 Robert Creeley, American poet (b. 1926)
  • 2005-03-30 Milton Green, American athlete (b. 1913)