United States of America in History (Part 36)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3501 - 3,600 of 10,228

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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)
  • 1937-12-12 Buford Pusser, American sheriff (d. 1974)
  • 1937-12-16 Joe Farrell, American jazz saxophonist, born in Chicago Heights, Illinois, (d. 1986)
  • 1937-12-16 Edward Ruscha, American artist (Pop Art), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1937-12-17 John Kennedy Toole, American novelist (d. 1969)
  • 1937-12-21 Donald F. Munson, American politician
  • 1938-01-01 Frank Langella, Bayonne, New Jersey, American actor (Dracula, Frost/Nixon)
  • 1938-01-07 Paul Revere, American pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders), born in Harvard Nebraska, (d. 2014)
  • 1938-01-10 Donald Knuth, American mathematician and computer scientist
  • 1938-01-14 Allen Toussaint [Naomi Neville], American R&B musician & songwriter (Ride Your Pony), born in Gert Town, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1938-01-21 Wolfman Jack, [Bob Smith], American DJ (Midnight Special), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938-02-24 Phil Knight, American sportswear manufacturer
  • 1938-03-04 Angus MacLise, American percussionist (d. 1979)
  • 1938-03-07 David Baltimore, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1938-03-12 Lew De Witt, American country singer and composer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • 1938-03-13 Erma Franklin, American singer (d. 2002)
  • 1938-03-23 Maynard Jackson, first African American mayor of Atlanta (d. 2003)
  • 1938-03-26 Anthony James Leggett, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1938-03-31 Arthur B. Rubinstein, American composer
  • 1938-04-01 John Quade, American actor
  • 1938-04-02 Whirlaway, American thoroughbred racehorse, 1941 Triple Crown Winner (d. 1953)
  • 1938-04-03 Jeff Barry, American rock writer (Tell Laura I Love Her), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938-04-05 Nancy Holt, American artist (land art) , born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1938-04-16 Rich Rollins, American baseballer
  • 1938-04-17 Ben Barnes, American politician
  • 1938-04-22 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), born in London, UK
  • 1938-04-26 Maurice Williams, American rocker (Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1938-05-09 Charles Simic Yugoslavian-born poet, 15th Poet Laureate of the United States
  • 1938-05-11 Carla Bley [Carla Borg], American musician (Escalator Over the Hill), born in Oakland, California
  • 1938-05-18 Janet Fish, Boston USA, American realist artist
  • 1938-05-21 David Groh, American actor (Joe-Rhoda, Don-Another Day), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938-05-24 David Viscott, American psychiatrist (d. 1996)
  • 1938-06-21 Ron Ely, Hereford, Texas, American actor (Tarzan, Doc Savage)
  • 1938-06-24 Lawrence Block, American writer
  • 1938-06-26 Gerald North, American climatologist
  • 1938-06-28 John Byner, American comedian
  • 1938-07-10 Lee Morgan, American hard-bop trumpeter
  • 1938-07-24 Eugene J. Martin, American painter, artist
  • 1938-07-26 Darlene Love, American singer
  • 1938-07-27 Gary Gygax, American role-playing game creator (d. 2008)
  • 1938-08-04 Ellen Schrecker, American college professor
  • 1938-08-13 Dave "Baby" Cortez, American pop keyboardist
  • 1938-08-18 Joe Frank, American radio personality
  • 1938-08-29 Robert Rubin, United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • 1938-09-04 Leonard Frey, American actor (Best of West, Mr Smith), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938-09-08 Sam Nunn, American politician (Sen-D-Georgia, 1972 - 1997)
  • 1938-09-23 Tom Lester, American actor
  • 1938-09-28 Ben E. King [Benjamin Earl Nelson], American soul singer (Stand by Me), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • 1938-10-05 Teresa Heinz Kerry, American philanthropist
  • 1938-10-12 Bob Miller, American NHL broadcaster
  • 1938-10-18 Dawn Wells, American actress
  • 1938-10-22 Christopher Lloyd, American actor (Taxi, Back to the Future), born in Stamford, Connecticut,
  • 1938-10-30 Ed Lauter, Long Beach, New York, American actor (The Artist, The Number 23), (d. 2013)
  • 1938-11-02 Jay Black, American singer (Jay and the Americans)
  • 1938-11-05 Joe Dassin, French-speaking American singer (d. 1980)
  • 1938-11-06 P J Proby, [James Marcus Smith], American rocker, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1938-11-06 Jim Pike, American singer (The Lettermen)
  • 1938-11-09 Ti-Grace Atkinson, American feminist author
  • 1938-11-13 Jean Seberg, American actress (Breathless, Paint Your Wagon), born in Marshaltown Iowa (d. 1979)
  • 1938-11-16 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (d. 2002)

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1938-11-19 Ted Turner, American founder of CNN, owner of the Atlanta Braves and winner of the America's Cup in 1977, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • 1938-11-22 Henry C. Lee, Chinese-born American criminologist
  • 1938-11-24 Charles Starkweather, American Spree Killer (d. 1959)
  • 1938-12-11 McCoy Tyner, American jazz pianist
  • 1938-12-15 Bob [Robert] Foster, American professional boxer "The Deputy Sheriff", born in Borger, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1938-12-16 Frank Deford, American sportswriter

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1938-12-16 Jimmie Lee Jackson, American civil rights protester who was shot and killed by an Alabama State Trooper in 1965, born in Marion, Alabama (d. 1965)

Civil Rights Activist Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Activist
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • 1938-12-18 Roger E. Mosley, American actor
  • 1938-12-23 Bob Kahn, American Internet pioneer
  • 1938-12-25 Duane Armstrong, American painter (Fields of Grass), born in Fresno California
  • 1938-12-31 Rosalind Cash, American actress (Omega Man, Wrong is Right), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1939-01-10 Jared Carter, American poet
  • 1939-01-10 David Horowitz, American author and political commentator
  • 1939-01-10 Scott McKenzie, American singer ('San Francisco;), (d. 2012)
  • 1939-01-20 Paul Coverdell, American politician (d. 2000)
  • 1939-01-22 Jeff Smith, American chef (d. 2004)
  • 1939-01-23 Arlene Golonka, American actress
  • 1939-02-03 Michael Cimino, American director (The Deer Hunter), (d. 2016) possible date only
  • 1939-02-11 Gerry Goffin, American rock lyricist (married Carole King), born in Queens NY, (d. 2014)
  • 1939-02-12 Ray Manzarek, American keyboardist (Doors-Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier)
  • 1939-02-15 Robert Hansen, American serial killer
  • 1939-02-17 Mary Ann Mobley, American model/actress (Miss America-1959, Diff'rent Strokes), Biloxi Ms, (d. 2014)
  • 1939-03-11 Flaco JimĂ©nez, American musician
  • 1939-03-13 Neil Sedaka, American singer/songwriter (Breaking Up is Hard to Do), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1939-03-14 Raymond J. Barry, American actor
  • 1939-03-17 Jim Gary, American sculptor (d. 2006)
  • 1939-03-29 Roland Arnall, American businessman and diplomat (d. 2008).
  • 1939-04-04 Major Lance, American singer (d. 1994)
  • 1939-04-04 Ernie Terrell, American boxer (WBA champ 1965-7), born in Belzoni, Mississippi, (d. 2014)
  • 1939-04-18 Glen Hardin, American rocker, born in Wellington, Texas
  • 1939-04-18 Thomas J. Moyer, American judge
  • 1939-04-20 Peter S. Beagle, American author

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3501 - 3,600 of 5,055

  • 2006-12-22 Dennis Linde, American songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2006-12-23 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician (b. 1952)
  • 2006-12-24 Frank Stanton, American television executive (b. 1908)

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2006-12-26 Gerald Ford [Leslie King], 38th US President (R: 1974-77) and 41st US Vice President (R: 1973-74), dies at 93

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 2007-01-01 A. I. Bezzerides, American novelist and screenwriter (b. 1908)
  • 2007-01-01 Tillie Olsen, American writer (b. 1912)
  • 2007-01-01 Leon Davidson, American scientist known for studying UFOs (b. 1922)
  • 2007-01-01 Julius Hegyi, American conductor (b. 1923)
  • 2007-01-01 Del Reeves, American country singer (b. 1932)
  • 2007-01-01 Tad Jones, American jazz music historian (b. 1952)
  • 2007-01-02 Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, American historian (b. 1941)
  • 2007-01-02 Robert C. Solomon, American scholar of continental philosophy (b. 1942)
  • 2007-01-02 Garry Betty, American CEO of Earthlink (b. 1957)
  • 2007-01-03 William Verity Jr., United States Secretary of Commerce 1987-1989 (b. 1917)
  • 2007-01-04 Steve Krantz, American film and TV producer (Fritz the Cat) (b. 1923)
  • 2007-01-04 Helen Hill, American independent filmmaker (b. 1970)
  • 2007-01-05 Chih Ree Sun, Chinese-American physicist and poet (b. 1923)
  • 2007-01-06 Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American musician and special-effects artist (b. 1934)
  • 2007-01-08 Jane Bolin, first African American female judge (b. 1908)
  • 2007-01-08 Iwao Takamoto, American animator (b. 1925)
  • 2007-01-10 Bradford Washburn, American explorer (b. 1910)
  • 2007-01-11 Robert Anton Wilson, American author (b. 1932)
  • 2007-01-12 Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (b. 1937)
  • 2007-01-13 Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1949)
  • 2007-01-14 Darlene Conley, American actress (b. 1934)
  • 2007-01-16 Ron Carey, American actor (b. 1935)
  • 2007-01-16 Benny Parsons, American racecar driver and commentator (b. 1941)
  • 2007-01-17 Art Buchwald, American humorist (b. 1925)
  • 2007-01-18 Brent Liles, American musician (Agent Orange/Social Distortion) (b. 1963)
  • 2007-01-19 Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow, American professional wrestler (b. 1961)
  • 2007-01-22 Doug Blasdell, American personal trainer
  • 2007-01-23 E. Howard Hunt, American Watergate figure (b. 1918)
  • 2007-01-27 Tige Andrews, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2007-01-28 Father Robert Drinan, Roman Catholic Priest and American politician (b. 1920)
  • 2007-01-29 Barbaro, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 2003)

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2007-01-30 Sidney Sheldon, American novelist and playwright (Master of the Game, Bloodline, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer), dies of pneumonia at 89

Novelist Sidney Sheldon
Novelist
Sidney Sheldon
  • 2007-01-31 Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author (b. 1944)
  • 2007-01-31 Lee Bergere, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 2007-02-01 Whitney Balliett, American jazz critic (b. 1926)
  • 2007-02-02 Billy Henderson, American singer (The Spinners) (b. 1939)
  • 2007-02-02 Joe Hunter, American pianist and bandleader of The Funk Brothers (b. 1927)
  • 2007-02-02 Eric von Schmidt, American folk/blues singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
  • 2007-02-03 Ralph de Toledano, Moroccan-born American political columnist and author (b. 1916)
  • 2007-02-03 George Becker, American president of United Steelworkers (1993-2001) (b. 1928)
  • 2007-02-03 Pedro Knight, Cuban-American musician, husband of legendary singer Celia Cruz (b. 1921)
  • 2007-02-04 Steve Barber, American baseball pitcher (b. 1938)
  • 2007-02-04 Jules Olitski, Ukrainian-born American abstract painter and sculptor (b. 1922)
  • 2007-02-04 Barbara McNair, American singer and actress (b. 1934)
  • 2007-02-05 Leo T. McCarthy, American politician and 43rd Lieutenant Governor of California (1983-1995) (b. 1930)
  • 2007-02-06 Lee Hoffman, American author (b. 1932)
  • 2007-02-06 Willye White, American athlete (b. 1939)
  • 2007-02-06 Frankie Laine, American singer (b. 1913)
  • 2007-02-08 Ian Stevenson, Canadian-American professor and reincarnation expert (b. 1918)
  • 2007-02-10 Ned Austin, American character actor (b. 1925)
  • 2007-02-12 Randy Stone, American actor and casting director (b. 1958)
  • 2007-02-12 Peggy Gilbert, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)
  • 2007-02-13 Charlie Norwood, American politician (b. 1941)
  • 2007-02-15 Ray Evans, American songwriter (b. 1915)
  • 2007-02-17 Mike Awesome, American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • 2007-02-19 Janet Blair, American actress (b. 1921)
  • 2007-02-20 F. Albert Cotton, American chemist (b. 1930)
  • 2007-02-23 Donnie Brooks, American singer (b. 1936)
  • 2007-02-24 Bruce Bennett, American actor (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), dies from complications of a broken hip at 100
  • 2007-02-24 Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (b. 1932)
  • 2007-02-25 Mark Spoelstra, American singer/songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2007-02-27 Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz drummer (b. 1924)
  • 2007-02-28 Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. American historian and political commentator (b.1917)
  • 2007-03-04 Natalie Bodanya (Natalie Bodanskaya), American soprano (b. 1908)
  • 2007-03-04 Thomas Eagleton, American politician (b. 1929)
  • 2007-03-04 Bob Hattoy, American activist (b. 1950)
  • 2007-03-06 Allen Coage (aka "Bad News Brown", "Bad News Allen"), American professional wrestler and judoka (b. 1943)
  • 2007-03-06 Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (b. 1909)
  • 2007-03-09 Brad Delp, American singer (Boston) (b. 1951)
  • 2007-03-10 Richard Jeni, American comedian (b. 1957)
  • 2007-03-11 Betty Hutton, American actress and singer (b. 1921)
  • 2007-03-13 Arnold Skaaland, American professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • 2007-03-15 Charles Harrelson, American hitman and father of Woody Harrelson (b. 1938)
  • 2007-03-15 Bowie Kuhn, American commissioner of baseball (b. 1926)
  • 2007-03-15 Stuart Rosenberg, American film and television director (b. 1927)
  • 2007-03-17 John Backus, American computer scientist (b. 1924)
  • 2007-03-17 Roger Bennett, American Southern Gospel performer (b. 1959)
  • 2007-03-18 Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, dies at 85
  • 2007-03-19 Calvert DeForest, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 2007-03-19 Luther Ingram, American soul singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
  • 2007-03-21 Drew Hayes, American writer & graphic artist (b. 1969)
  • 2007-03-23 Paul J. Cohen, American mathematician, Fields Medal winner (b. 1934)
  • 2007-03-23 Eric Medlen, American NHRA drag racer (b. 1973)
  • 2007-03-27 Paul Lauterbur, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1929)
  • 2007-04-01 Herb Carneal, American sports broadcaster (b. 1923
  • 2007-04-04 Bob Clark, American film director (b. 1941)
  • 2007-04-05 Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss)(b. 1956)
  • 2007-04-07 Johnny Hart, American cartoonist (B.C., Wizard of Id), dies at 76
  • 2007-04-07 Barry Nelson, American actor (Airport), dies at 89
  • 2007-04-08 Sol LeWitt, American artist (b. 1928)
  • 2007-04-10 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer, dies at 76
  • 2007-04-11 Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (b. 1925)

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2007-04-11 Kurt Vonnegut Jr, American author, dies from head trauma at 84

  • 2007-04-11 Ronald Speirs, American Army officer(CO of Easy Company) (b. 1920)
  • 2007-04-11 Janet McDonald, American novelist (b. 1954)
  • 2007-04-14 Don Ho, American musician (b. 1930)