United States of America in History (Part 34)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3301 - 3,400 of 10,192

  • 1935-05-13 Dominic Cossa, American baritone
  • 1935-05-19 David Hartman, Pawtucket RI, TV personality (Good Morning America)
  • 1935-05-24 Joan Micklin Silver, American director
  • 1935-05-25 Victoria Shaw, Australian-born American actress (d. 1988)
  • 1935-05-27 Lee Meriwether, Miss America (Time Tunnel, Barnaby Jones), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1935-06-01 Reverend Ike [Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II], American televangelist (Joy of Living), born in Ridgeland, South Carolina (d. 2009)
  • 1935-06-02 Carol Shields, American-born novelist (d. 2
  • 1935-06-07 Thomas Kailath, American engineer
  • 1935-06-18 Hugh McColl, American banker, born in Bennettsville, South Carolina
  • 1935-07-05 John Gilmore, American true crime author
  • 1935-07-10 Tura Satana, American actress
  • 1935-07-11 Frederick Hemke, American saxophonist
  • 1935-08-07 Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American jazz multi-instrumentalist (Bright Moments, The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color) born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1935-08-08 Donald P. Bellisario, American television producer
  • 1935-08-12 John Cazale, Italian-American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1935-08-22 E. Annie Proulx, American author (Postcards), born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • 1935-08-23 Loren Rush, American composer, born in Richmond, California
  • 1935-08-25 Charles Wright, American poet (Black Zodiac), born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee
  • 1935-08-29 William Friedkin, American director, producer, writer (The Exorcist, The French Connection), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1935-09-10 Mary Oliver, American poet
  • 1935-09-16 Bob Kiley, American public transit specialist, born in Minneapolis (d. 2016)
  • 1935-09-19 Benjamin Hacker, American naval aviator (d. 2003)

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1935-09-29 Jerry Lee Lewis, American country singer (Whole Lotta Shakin'), born in Ferriday, Louisiana

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1935-10-05 Arlene Saunders, American soprano
  • 1935-10-15 Barry McGuire, American singer (Eve of Destruction), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1935-10-30 Robert Caro, American biographer

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1935-11-01 Charles Koch, American businesman and philanthropist (Koch Industries billionaire), born in Wichita, Kansas

CEO of Koch Industries Charles Koch
CEO of Koch Industries
Charles Koch
  • 1935-11-05 Dick Davalos, actor (Jeff-The Americans), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1935-11-10 Bernard Babior, American biochemist
  • 1935-11-13 Tom Atkins, American actor
  • 1935-11-27 Les Blank, American documentary filmmaker
  • 1935-12-02 David Hackett Fischer, American historian
  • 1935-12-04 Robert Vesco, American financier and fugitive
  • 1935-12-11 Ron Carey, American actor (Barney Miller), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1935-12-17 George Lindsey, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show), (d. 2012)
  • 1935-12-19 Barbara Bostock, American actress
  • 1935-12-19 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (d. 1974)
  • 1935-12-21 Yusuf Bey (Joseph Stephens), American activist (d. 2003)
  • 1935-12-30 Jack Riley, American actor (The Bob Newhart Show), born in Cleveland (d. 2016)
  • 1936-01-01 James Sinegal, American businessman
  • 1936-01-05 Florence King, American humorist
  • 1936-01-09 Anne Rivers Siddons, American writer
  • 1936-01-10 Stephen Ambrose, American historian (d. 2002)
  • 1936-01-10 Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist and radio astronomer, Nobel laureate
  • 1936-01-10 Al Goldstein, American publisher and pornographer
  • 1936-01-11 Eve Hesse, German born Jewish-American sculptor. , born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1936-01-15 Concepcion Picciotto, American peace activist (longest political protest in US history, outside The White House), born in Vigo, Spain (d. 2016)
  • 1936-01-22 Alan J. Heeger, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1936-01-26 Sal Buscema, American comic book artist

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1936-01-27 Samuel Ting, American physicist and Nobel Laureate, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Samuel Ting
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Samuel Ting
  • 1936-01-29 James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records (d. 1983)
  • 1936-01-30 F. Vernon Boozer, American politician
  • 1936-02-01 Azie Taylor Morton, 35th Treasurer of the United States (d. 2003)
  • 1936-02-02 Duane Jones, American actor
  • 1936-02-04 David Brenner, American comedian
  • 1936-02-06 J. Howard Marshall III, American businessman
  • 1936-02-14 Andrew Prine, American actor
  • 1936-02-16 Jill Kinmont, American skier

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1936-02-16 Carl Icahn, American businessman (Icahn Enterprises), born in NYC, New York

Investor and business magnate Carl Icahn
Investor and business magnate
Carl Icahn
  • 1936-02-18 Jean Auel, American writer
  • 1936-02-19 Bob Engemann, American singer (The Lettermen), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1936-02-22 Ernie K-Doe [Ernest Kador Jr], African-American R&B singer (Mother-in-Law"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1936-02-29 Alex Rocco, American actor (The Godfather, The Famous Teddy Z), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1936-03-09 Marty Ingels, American comedian (I'm Dickens He's Fenster), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1936-03-17 Ken Mattingly, American astronaut

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1936-03-20 Vaughn Meader, American comedian and musician, born in Waterville, Maine (d. 2004)

Comedian and Musician Vaughn Meader
Comedian and Musician
Vaughn Meader
  • 1936-03-22 Ron Carey, American labor leader (International Brotherhood of Teamsters) born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1936-03-24 Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1936-04-03 Scott LaFaro, American musician (d. 1961)
  • 1936-04-03 Jimmy McGriff, American jazz organist
  • 1936-04-14 Kenneth Mars, American actor
  • 1936-04-14 Frank Serpico, American policeman
  • 1936-04-21 James Dobson, American evangelist
  • 1936-05-07 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), born in Collinsville, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • 1936-05-12 Frank Stella, American painter
  • 1936-05-15 Wavy Gravy, American clown and activist
  • 1936-05-22 M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (d. 2005)
  • 1936-05-27 Louis Gossett Jr, American actor (Officer & Gentleman, Deep), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936-06-05 Connie Hines, American actress
  • 1936-06-08 Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, (d. 2013)
  • 1936-06-11 Jud Strunk, American musician and comedian (d. 1981)
  • 1936-06-15 William Joseph Levada, American Catholic prelate
  • 1936-06-19 Marisa Galvany, American soprano
  • 1936-06-27 Lucille Clifton, American poet
  • 1936-07-13 Albert Ayler, American musician (d. 1970)
  • 1936-07-27 J. Robert Hooper, American politician
  • 1936-08-08 Don Bowden, US, 1st American to run a sub 4 min mile
  • 1936-08-17 Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Native American musician-actor (d. 2007)

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1936-08-18 Robert Redford, American actor (Sting, Candidate, Natural, Great Gatsby), born in Santa Monica, California

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1936-08-21 Wilt Chamberlain, American NBA Legend (LA Lakers, 5 time MVP), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1936-08-23 Henry Lee Lucas, American serial killer (d. 2001)
  • 1936-08-24 Kenny Guinn, American businessman and politician, born in Garland, Arkansas (d. 2010)
  • 1936-08-27 Joel Kovel, American politician
  • 1936-08-28 Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire
  • 1936-09-05 Jonathan Kozol, American writer and sociologist, born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1936-09-07 Buddy Holly [Charles Holley], American musician (Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1959)

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1936-09-14 Ferid Murad, American physician and pharmacologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1936-09-21 Dickey Lee, American singer and songwriter
  • 1936-09-22 Art Metrano, American comedian (Amy Prentiss, Joanie Loves Chachi), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936-09-27 Don Cornelius, American television host (Soul Train), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3301 - 3,400 of 5,048

  • 2006-02-22 Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (b. 1961)
  • 2006-02-24 Octavia Butler, American author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow (b. 1947)
  • 2006-02-24 Don Knotts, American actor (Andy Griffth Show, 3's Company), died of lung cancer at 81
  • 2006-02-24 Dennis Weaver, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 2006-02-25 Darren McGavin, American actor (b. 1922)
  • 2006-02-27 Otis Chandler, American newspaper publisher (b. 1927)
  • 2006-02-28 Owen Chamberlain, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1920)
  • 2006-03-01 Harry Browne, American politician and author (b. 1933)
  • 2006-03-01 Johnny Jackson, American musician (b. 1951)
  • 2006-03-02 Milton Katims, American violist and conductor (b. 1909)
  • 2006-03-04 John Reynolds Gardiner, American engineer (b. 1944)
  • 2006-03-04 Dave Rose, American artist (b. 1910)

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2006-03-05 Richard Kuklinski, American Mafia hit man, dies at 70

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • 2006-03-06 Anne Braden, American civil rights activist (b. 1924)
  • 2006-03-06 King Floyd, American musician (b. 1945)
  • 2006-03-06 Dana Reeve, American actress and wife of Christopher Reeve, dies of lung cancer at 44
  • 2006-03-06 King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (Groove Me), dies at 61
  • 2006-03-10 Anna Moffo, American soprano (b. 1932)
  • 2006-03-13 Maureen Stapleton, American actress (b. 1925)
  • 2006-03-13 Peter Tomarken, American game show host (Press Your Luck) (b. 1942)
  • 2006-03-16 David Feintuch, American sci-fi author (b. 1944)
  • 2006-03-17 Bob Blue, American singer/songwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2006-03-17 Oleg Cassini, American fashion designer (b. 1913)
  • 2006-03-17 Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (b. 1913)
  • 2006-03-17 Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor (b. 1955)
  • 2006-03-18 Bill Beutel, American journalist (b. 1930)
  • 2006-03-23 Desmond Doss, American soldier and first conscientious objector Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1919)
  • 2006-03-23 Cindy Walker, American singer, songwriter and dancer (b. 1918)
  • 2006-03-25 Richard Fleischer, American film director (b. 1916)
  • 2006-03-25 Buck Owens, American singer and television personality (b. 1929)
  • 2006-03-26 Paul Dana, American race car driver (b. 1975)
  • 2006-03-27 Dan Curtis, American television producer and director (b. 1928)
  • 2006-03-27 Franklyn C "Lyn" Nofziger, American journalist and political advisor to Ronald Reagan, dies of cancer at 81
  • 2006-03-28 Caspar Weinberger, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1917)
  • 2006-03-28 Charles Schepens, American ophthalmologist (b. 1912)
  • 2006-03-31 Jackie McLean, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1931 or 1932)
  • 2006-04-05 Gene Pitney, American singer (b. 1941)
  • 2006-04-06 Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (b. 1977)
  • 2006-04-11 June Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters) (b. 1953)
  • 2006-04-11 Proof, American rapper (D12) (b. 1973)
  • 2006-04-19 Scott Crossfield, American pilot, first man to fly at Mach 2 (b. 1921)
  • 2006-04-25 Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian author and urbanologist (The Death and Life of Great American Cities), dies at 89
  • 2006-05-01 Big Hawk, American rapper (b.1969)
  • 2006-05-01 Johnny Paris, American saxophonist (Johnny and the Hurricanes) (b. 1940)
  • 2006-05-02 Louis Rukeyser, American columnist (b. 1933)
  • 2006-05-06 Lillian Asplund, last American RMS Titanic survivor (b. 1906)
  • 2006-05-07 Joan C. Edwards, American philanthropist (b. 1918)
  • 2006-05-10 A. M. Rosenthal, American newspaper editor (b. 1922)
  • 2006-05-10 Soraya, Colombian-American singer (b. 1969)

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2006-05-11 Floyd Patterson, American boxer, dies at 71

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 2006-05-11 Frankie Thomas, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 2006-05-13 Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (b. 1923)
  • 2006-05-13 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (b. 1949)
  • 2006-05-14 Lew Anderson, American actor and bandleader (b. 1922)
  • 2006-05-14 Stanley Kunitz, American poet (b. 1905)
  • 2006-05-17 Cy Feuer, American playwright (b. 1911)
  • 2006-05-21 Spencer Clark, American racecar driver (b. 1987)
  • 2006-05-21 Katherine Dunham, American dancer (b. 1909)
  • 2006-05-21 Billy Walker, American singer (b. 1929)
  • 2006-05-23 Clifford Antone, American businessman (b. 1949)
  • 2006-05-23 Lloyd Bentsen, American politician (b. 1921)
  • 2006-05-23 Frits Bernard, American activist (b. 1920)
  • 2006-05-24 Henry Bumstead, American art director (b. 1915)
  • 2006-05-27 Paul Gleason, American actor (Breakfast Club, Die Hard), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • 2006-05-27 Alex Toth, American cartoonist (b. 1928)
  • 2006-05-27 Rob Borsellino, American columnist (b. 1949)
  • 2006-05-30 Robert Sterling, American actor (b. 1917)
  • 2006-05-31 Raymond Davis Jr., American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
  • 2006-05-31 Lula Mae Hardaway, American songwriter, mother of singer Stevie Wonder (b. 1930)
  • 2006-06-05 Frederick Franck, American artist and writer (b. 1909)
  • 2006-06-06 Billy Preston, American musician (b. 1946)
  • 2006-06-06 Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican-American jazz pianist (b. 1952)
  • 2006-06-06 Arnold Newman, American photographer (b. 1918)
  • 2006-06-08 Robert Donner, American actor (b. 1931)
  • 2006-06-17 Arthur Franz, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2006-06-18 Vincent Sherman, American film director (b. 1906)
  • 2006-06-20 Claydes Charles Smith, American musician (Kool & The Gang), dies at 57
  • 2006-06-23 Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 83
  • 2006-06-23 Luke Graham, American wrestler (b. 1940)
  • 2006-06-28 Jim Baen, American science fiction publisher and editor (b. 1943)
  • 2006-06-28 George Page, American television host (b. 1935)
  • 2006-06-29 Lloyd Richards, American actor and director (b. 1919)
  • 2006-07-02 Jan Murray, American comedian (b. 1916)
  • 2006-07-03 Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (b. 1941)
  • 2006-07-03 Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (b. 1950)
  • 2006-07-05 Kenneth Lay, American businessman (b. 1942)
  • 2006-07-06 Kasey Rogers, American actress (b. 1926)
  • 2006-07-08 June Allyson, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2006-07-09 Milan Williams, American musician (The Commodores) (b. 1948)
  • 2006-07-11 Barnard Hughes, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 2006-07-13 Red Buttons, American comedian (b. 1919)
  • 2006-07-15 Robert H. Brooks, founder of Hooters of America (b. 1937)
  • 2006-07-16 Bob Orton, Sr., American professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • 2006-07-17 Sam Myers, American musician and songwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2006-07-17 Mickey Spillane, American author (b. 1918)
  • 2006-07-19 Jack Warden, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2006-07-21 Mako, Japanese-born American actor (b. 1933)
  • 2006-07-25 Carl Brashear, first African-American U.S Navy Master Diver (b. 1931)
  • 2006-07-27 Maryann Mahaffey, American politician (b. 1925)
  • 2006-07-30 Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (b. 1904)