United States of America in History (Part 35)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3401 - 3,500 of 10,214


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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 Governor, Nevada
  • 1936-08-27 Joel Kovel, American politician
  • 1936-08-28 Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire
  • 1936-09-05 Jonathan Kozol, American writer, sociologist

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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), (d. 2012)
  • 1936-10-11 Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer (d. 2001)
  • 1936-10-19 James Bevel, American activist
  • 1936-10-24 David Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-10-26 Shelley Morrison, American actress
  • 1936-10-28 Carl Davis, American-born musical conductor and composer
  • 1936-11-04 C. K. [Charles Kenneth] Williams, American poet and translator (Pulitzer prize 2000), (d. 2015)
  • 1936-11-09 Daniel Robert Graham, American politician
  • 1936-11-09 Teddy Infuhr, American former child actor (d. 2007)
  • 1936-11-12 Mills Lane, American judge and boxing referee
  • 1936-11-20 Don DeLillo, American author
  • 1936-11-21 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropolos 1964), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1936-11-25 Trisha Brown, American choreographer and dancer, born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1936-12-05 James Lee Burke, American writer
  • 1936-12-06 Kenneth Copeland, American televangelist
  • 1936-12-06 David Ossman, American writer and comedian (The Firesign Theatre), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1936-12-19 Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957
  • 1936-12-22 Hector Elizondo, actor (American Gigolo, Young Doctors in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-12-23 James Stacy [ Maurice William Elias], American actor (Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1936-12-28 Lawrence Schiller, American journalist

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1936-12-29 Mary Tyler Moore, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ordinary People), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)

  • 1937-01-03 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer (Battlestar Galactica, Magnum PI, & Knight Rider), born in Long Beach, CA, (d. 2014)
  • 1937-01-10 Thomas Penfield Jackson, American judge
  • 1937-01-22 Joseph Wambaugh, American police writer ("The Onion Fields"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1937-01-30 Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (d. 2005)
  • 1937-02-02 Remak Ramsay, American actor
  • 1937-02-04 David Newman, American filmmaker (d. 2003)
  • 1937-02-05 Stuart Damon, American actor (Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937-02-15 Gregory Mcdonald, American author
  • 1937-02-20 David Ackles, Illinois, vocalist/songwriter (American Gothic)
  • 1937-03-03 Bobby Driscoll, American actor (d. 1968)
  • 1937-03-04 Leslie Gelb, American foreign policy advisor
  • 1937-03-08 Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind)
  • 1937-03-10 Joe Viterelli, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1937-03-16 David Del Tredici, American composer and pioneer of the Neo-Romantic movement (1980 Pulitzer), born in Cloverdale, California
  • 1937-03-22 Angelo Badalamenti, American composer
  • 1937-03-23 Craig Breedlove, American race car champion (613 MPH-Spirit of America), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937-03-23 Robert Gallo, American physician
  • 1937-03-27 Thomas Aquinas Daly, American painter
  • 1937-04-05 Allan R. Thieme, American inventor

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1937-04-22 Jack Nicholson, American actor (One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest, Shining), born in Neptune City, New Jersey

  • 1937-04-24 Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist (d. 2001)
  • 1937-04-27 Sandy Dennis, American actress (d. 1992)
  • 1937-05-02 Lorenzo Music, American writer/actor/voice (Carlton-Rhoda, Garfield), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937-05-04 Dick Dale, American guitarist
  • 1937-05-06 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Clifton, New Jersey, American boxer whose murder convictions were overturned after 19 years in prison
  • 1937-05-15 Madeleine Albright, American politician and diplomat and 1st female U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1937-05-17 Hazel R. O'Leary, United States Secretary of Energy
  • 1937-05-29 Charles W. Pickering, American judge
  • 1937-05-30 Harry Statham, American basketball coach
  • 1937-06-02 Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (Handy Man), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • 1937-06-04 Freddy Fender, American musician ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), born in San Benito, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1937-06-04 Robert Fulghum, American author
  • 1937-06-04 Gorilla Monsoon, American professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1937-06-05 Floyd Butler, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in San Diego, California (d. 1990)
  • 1937-06-11 Chad Everett [Raymon Lee Cramton], South Bend, Indiana, American actor (Medical Center, Airplane II)
  • 1937-06-26 Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1937-06-28 Richard Bright, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1937-06-28 Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire (d. 1995)
  • 1937-07-02 Richard Petty "The King", American NASCAR Driver (7x NASCAR Championship, 7x Daytona 500), born in Level Cross, North Carolina
  • 1937-07-04 Thomas Nagel, American philosopher
  • 1937-07-09 Marty Springstead, Nyack, New York, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor

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1937-07-12 Bill Cosby, American actor and comedian (Cosby Show, I Spy, Leonard Part 6), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • 1937-07-18 Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas) (d. 2005)
  • 1937-07-19 George Hamilton IV, American country musician, born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, (d. 2014)
  • 1937-07-19 Richard Jordan [Robert Anson Jordan Jr.], American actor (Dune, Gettysburg), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-07-29 Daniel McFadden, American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate
  • 1937-08-03 Diane Wakoski, Whittier, California, American poet (Motorcycle Betrayal)

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1937-08-05 Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach (Olympic Gold Medal 1980), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • 1937-08-06 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, born in Harlem, New York

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1937-08-08 Dustin Hoffman, American actor (Graduate, Tootsie, Kramer vs Kramer), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1937-08-12 Walter Dean Myers, African-American author, born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, (d. 2014)
  • 1937-08-21 Robert Stone, American novelist (Dog Soldiers, WUSA), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1937-09-06 Brigid Berlin, American actor
  • 1937-09-10 Jared Diamond, American biologist and author
  • 1937-09-13 Don Bluth, American animator
  • 1937-09-15 Robert Lucas, Jr., American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1937-09-28 Rod Roddy, American television announcer (d. 2003)
  • 1937-10-04 Jackie Collins, British-American author (The Stud, Lucky), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1937-10-11 R. H. W. Dillard, American poet
  • 1937-10-12 Robert Mangold, American artist

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1937-10-19 Peter Max, American psychadelic artist (Dynamite Chicken), born in Berlin, Germany

Psychedelic Artist Peter Max
Psychedelic Artist
Peter Max
  • 1937-10-27 Lara Parker, American actress
  • 1937-11-05 Harris Yulin, American actor
  • 1937-11-06 Joe Warfield, American actor
  • 1937-11-30 Jimmy Bowen, American record producer and pop star, born in Santa Rita, New Mexico
  • 1937-12-01 Chuck Low, American actor
  • 1937-12-09 Darwin Joston, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1937-12-11 Jim Harrison, American poet and novelist (Legends of the Fall), born in Grayling, Michigan (d. 2016)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3401 - 3,500 of 5,055

  • 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)
  • 2006-07-30 Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (b. 1921)
  • 2006-07-31 Paul Eells, American sportscaster (b. 1935)
  • 2006-08-01 Jason Rhoades, American installation artist (b. 1965)
  • 2006-08-01 Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (b. 1924)
  • 2006-08-01 Iris Marion Young, American feminist and political scientist (b. 1949)
  • 2006-08-03 Arthur Lee, American psychedelic rock musician (b. 1945)
  • 2006-08-05 Susan Butcher, American sled dog champion (b. 1954)
  • 2006-08-07 Mary Anderson Bain, American New Deal politician (b. 1911)
  • 2006-08-09 James van Allen, American physicist (b. 1914)
  • 2006-08-11 Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (b. 1925)
  • 2006-08-14 Bruno Kirby, American actor (b. 1949)
  • 2006-08-15 Doug White, American news anchor
  • 2006-08-16 Herschel Green, American pilot (b. 1920)
  • 2006-08-20 Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (b. 1911)
  • 2006-08-22 Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack) (b. 1951)

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2006-08-23 Ed Warren, American paranormal investigator, dies at 79

Paranormal Investigator Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Ed Warren
  • 2006-08-28 Melvin Schwartz, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1932)
  • 2006-08-28 Melvin Schwartz, American Physicist and Nobel Laureate (neutrinos - subatomic particles with no electric charge and virtually no mass), dies at 73
  • 2006-08-30 Glenn Ford, Canadian-born American actor (b. 1916)
  • 2006-08-31 Derrick Wayne Frazier, American convicted murderer (b. 1977)
  • 2006-09-01 Warren Mitofsky, American pollster (b. 1934)
  • 2006-09-02 Bob Mathias, American decathlete (Olympic-gold-1948, 52) and congressman, dies of cancer at 75
  • 2006-09-09 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician (b. 1955)
  • 2006-09-09 William B. Ziff, Jr., American publishing executive (b. 1930)
  • 2006-09-11 Pat Corley, American actor (b. 1930)
  • 2006-09-17 Patricia Kennedy Lawford, American socialite (b. 1924)
  • 2006-09-19 Elizabeth Allen, American actress (b. 1929)
  • 2006-09-19 Chuck Rio, American singer and saxophonist (The Champs) (b. 1929)
  • 2006-09-19 Martha Holmes, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • 2006-09-20 John W. Peterson, American songwriter (b. 1921)
  • 2006-09-22 Edward Albert, American actor (b. 1951)
  • 2006-09-23 Etta Baker, American blues guitarist, dies at 93
  • 2006-09-25 Jeff Cooper, American firearms expert (b. 1920)
  • 2006-09-25 John M. Ford, American author and poet (b. 1957)

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2006-09-26 Byron Nelson, American PGA golfer (won 19 tournaments in 1945), dies at 94

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
Byron Nelson
  • 2006-09-29 Michael A. Monsoor, United States Navy SEAL (posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor), killed in Iraq at 25
  • 2006-10-01 Jerald Tanner, American religious activist (b. 1938)
  • 2006-10-02 Helen Chenoweth-Hage, American politician (b. 1938)
  • 2006-10-02 Tamara Dobson, American actress (b. 1947)
  • 2006-10-02 Paul Halmos, Hungarian-born American mathematician (b. 1916)
  • 2006-10-06 Wilson Tucker, American writer (b. 1914)
  • 2006-10-06 Alex L. Shigo, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist, dies at 76
  • 2006-10-09 Raymond Noorda, American co-founder and long time CEO of Novell (b. 1924)
  • 2006-10-11 Cory Lidle, American baseball pitcher (b. 1972)
  • 2006-10-14 Jared Anderson, American bassist (b. 1975)
  • 2006-10-14 Freddy Fender, American musician ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), dies at 69
  • 2006-10-14 Nancy Lynn, American aviator (b. 1956)
  • 2006-10-14 Gerry Studds, American politician (b. 1937)
  • 2006-10-16 Tommy Johnson, American tubist (b. 1935)
  • 2006-10-17 Christopher Glenn, American newscaster (b. 1938)
  • 2006-10-19 James Glennon, American cinematographer (b. 1942)

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2006-10-20 Jane Wyatt, American actress (Father Knows Best), dies at 96

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
Jane Wyatt
  • 2006-10-24 Enolia McMillan, American civil rights activist (b. 1904)
  • 2006-10-27 Brad Will, American anarchist and independent journalist (b. 1970)

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2006-10-28 Red Auerbach, American basketball coach and executive, dies of a heart attack at 89

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • 2006-10-28 Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2006-10-30 Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist (b. 1926)
  • 2006-11-01 William Styron, American author (b. 1925)
  • 2006-11-01 Adrienne Shelly, American actress and director (The Unbelievable Truth), murdered at 40
  • 2006-11-03 Marie Rudisill, American author and "Fruitcake Lady" (b. 1911)
  • 2006-11-04 Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American memoirist (Cheaper by the Dozen) (b. 1908)
  • 2006-11-07 Johnny Sain, American baseball pitcher (b. 1917)
  • 2006-11-08 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer (b. 1945)
  • 2006-11-09 Ed Bradley, American journalist (b. 1941)
  • 2006-11-10 Gerald Levert, American singer (b. 1966)
  • 2006-11-10 Jack Palance, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2006-11-15 David K. Wyatt, American historian (b. 1937)

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2006-11-16 Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel Prize laureate, dies at 94

Economist Milton Friedman
Economist
Milton Friedman
  • 2006-11-17 Ruth Brown, American blues singer (b. 1928)
  • 2006-11-20 Robert Altman, American film director (M*A*S*H, Gosford Park), dies at 81
  • 2006-11-21 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, dies at 91
  • 2006-11-23 Betty Comden, American lyricist (b. 1917)
  • 2006-11-23 Anita O'Day, American singer (b. 1919)
  • 2006-11-23 Willie Pep, American boxer (b. 1922)
  • 2006-11-24 George W. S. Trow, American writer (b. 1943)
  • 2006-11-25 Sean Bell, American shooting victim (b. 1983)
  • 2006-11-25 Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (b. 1919)
  • 2006-11-25 Phyllis Fraser, American actress and children's book publisher (b. 1916)
  • 2006-11-26 Dave Cockrum, American comic book artist (b. 1943)
  • 2006-11-26 Stephen Heywood, American builder (b. 1969)
  • 2006-11-27 Bebe Moore Campbell, American author (b. 1950)
  • 2006-11-27 Casey Coleman, American sportscaster (b. 1951)
  • 2006-12-03 Logan Whitehurst, American musician (b. 1977)
  • 2006-12-04 James Kim, American television personality (b. 1971)
  • 2006-12-07 Jeane Kirkpatrick, American ambassador (b. 1926)
  • 2006-12-07 Jay McShann, American musician (b. 1910)
  • 2006-12-08 Martha Tilton, American singer (b. 1915)
  • 2006-12-11 Elizabeth Bolden, American, oldest verified person in the world at the time of her death (b. 1890)

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2006-12-12 Peter Boyle, American actor, dies of multiple myeloma at 71

  • 2006-12-12 Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1935)
  • 2006-12-12 Al Shugart, pioneering American computer engineer and co-founder of Seagate Technology (b. 1930)
  • 2006-12-13 Lamar Hunt, American sports executive (b. 1932)
  • 2006-12-14 Mike Evans, American actor (b. 1949)
  • 2006-12-18 Joseph Barbera, American cartoonist (b. 1911)