United States of America in History (Part 37)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3601 - 3,700 of 10,228

  • 1939-04-21 Helen Prejean, American writer
  • 1939-04-25 Ted Kooser, American poet and US Poet Laureate

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1939-05-01 Max Robinson, 1st African American network TV anchor (ABC), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1988)

1st African-American Network TV Anchor Max Robinson
1st African-American Network TV Anchor
Max Robinson
  • 1939-05-04 Paul Gleason, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1939-05-11 Milt Pappas, American baseball pitcher, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1939-05-17 Gary Paulsen, American author
  • 1939-06-09 Charles Webb, American writer (The Graduate), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1939-06-11 Bernard Purdie, American session drummer
  • 1939-06-14 John F. MacArthur, American evangelist
  • 1939-06-15 Ward Connerly, American political figure
  • 1939-06-19 Al Wilson, American singer (d. 2008)
  • 1939-07-01 Karen Black, American actress (5 Easy Pieces, Pyx), (d. 2013)
  • 1939-07-02 Paul Williams, American musician (The Temptations-My Girl)
  • 1939-07-14 Sid Haig, American actor
  • 1939-07-14 George E. Slusser, American scholar and writer
  • 1939-07-18 Edward Gramlich, American economics professor (d. 2007)
  • 1939-07-20 Judy Chicago [Judith Cohen], American artist (Dinner Party), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939-07-21 John Negroponte, 1st United States Director of National Intelligence
  • 1939-08-02 Wes Craven, American film director (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1939-08-02 Benjamin Barber, American political theorist
  • 1939-08-04 Frank Vincent, American actor
  • 1939-08-07 Anjanette Comer, American actress
  • 1939-08-08 Alexander Watson, American ambassador and diplomat
  • 1939-08-11 Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly performer (d. 2003)
  • 1939-08-21 James Burton, American guitarist
  • 1939-08-22 Valerie Harper, Suffern, New York, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda)
  • 1939-09-02 Bobby Purify [Robert Lee Dickey], American soul singer (I'm Your Puppet), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d. 2011)
  • 1939-09-06 Dan Cragg, American soldier and author
  • 1939-09-08 Guitar Shorty, American musician
  • 1939-09-11 Charles Geschke, American inventor and businessman
  • 1939-09-13 Richard Kiel, American actor (So Fine, Jaws-Moonraker, Skidoo), born in Detroit, Michigan, (d. 2014)
  • 1939-09-17 Shelby Flint, American singer
  • 1939-09-20 Robert L. Gerry III, American businessman
  • 1939-09-22 Gilbert E. Patterson, American minister and presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ (d. 2007)
  • 1939-09-23 Roy Buchanan, American blues guitarist, born in Ozark, Arkansas (d. 1988)
  • 1939-09-27 Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer
  • 1939-09-28 Stuart Kauffman, American biologist
  • 1939-09-29 Tommy Boyce, American songwriter (Boyce & Hart, Monkees), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • 1939-09-29 Molly Haskell, American film critic
  • 1939-10-07 John Hopcroft, American computer scientist
  • 1939-10-08 Harvey Pekar, American author
  • 1939-10-08 Lynne Stewart, American civil liberties lawyer
  • 1939-10-09 O. V. [Overton Vertis] Wright, American singer, born in Lenow, Tennessee, (d. 1980)
  • 1939-10-10 Joseph Pitts, American politician
  • 1939-10-12 Carolee Schneemann, Fox Chase Pennsylvania, American performance artist
  • 1939-10-30 Leland H. Hartwell, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1939-10-31 Ron Rifkin, American actor
  • 1939-11-02 Richard Serra, American sculptor and video artist
  • 1939-11-09 Paul Cameron, American psychologist
  • 1939-11-10 Russell Means, Native American activist, (d. 2012)
  • 1939-11-11 Denise Alexander, American actress (Mary McKinnon-Another World, Lesley Webber-General Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-11-13 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, (d. 2014)
  • 1939-11-15 Yaphet Kotto, African-American actor (Alien, Homicide: Life on the Street), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-11-18 Brenda Vaccaro, American actress (Cactus Flower, Sara, Paper Dolls), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1939-11-21 Budd Dwyer, American politician (d. 1987)
  • 1939-11-22 Tom West, American astrophysicist

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1939-11-26 Tina Turner, [Anna Mae Bullock], American singer (Proud Mary), born in Nutbush, Tennessee

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • 1939-11-29 Peter Bergman, American comedian, (d. 2012)
  • 1939-11-29 Domenico Monardo, American record producer
  • 1939-12-02 Harry Reid, American politician
  • 1939-12-09 Patrician Stephens Due, Quincy, Florida, African-American civil rights activist (FAMU jail-in), (d. 2012)
  • 1939-12-17 Eddie Kendricks, Alabama, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations-My Girl, Boogie Down)
  • 1939-12-17 Novella Nelson, American actress (Nellie Cole-Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1939-12-17 Charles V. Bush, African-American pioneer (1st African-American US Air Force Academy Graduate and US Supreme Court Page), (d. 2012)
  • 1939-12-18 Harold E. Varmus, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1939-12-22 James Gurley, American musician
  • 1939-12-25 Bob James, American smooth jazz musician, born in Marshall, Missouri
  • 1939-12-27 John Amos, actor (Good Times, Coming to America), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1939-12-28 Philip Anschutz, American businessman
  • 1940-01-02 S. R. S. Varadhan, Indian-American mathematician
  • 1940-01-05 Michael O'Donoghue, Sauquoit, New York, American writer and performer (Saturday Night Live, Scrooged)
  • 1940-01-06 Van McCoy, American musician (d. 1979)
  • 1940-01-06 Penny Lernoux, American journalist (d. 1989)
  • 1940-01-09 Al Downing, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1940-01-13 Edmund White, American author
  • 1940-01-14 Julian Bond, American civil rights leader and politician (D-Ga), born in Nashville Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 1940-01-27 James Cromwell, American actor (Babe, The Green Mile), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1940-01-31 Stuart Margolin, Davenport Iowa, actor (Love American Style)
  • 1940-02-04 John Schuck, American actor (McMillan & Wife, Holmes & Yoyo), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1940-02-08 Ted Koppel, Lancashire England, American journalist (ABC Nightline)
  • 1940-02-10 Jimmy Merchant, American rock vocalist (Frankie Lymon & Teenagers-Why Do Fools), born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-02-12 Richard Lynch, American actor (Xaviar-Battlestar Galactica), (d. 2012)
  • 1940-02-19 Smokey [William] Robinson, American R&B and soul singer-songwriter (The Miracles), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1940-02-24 Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
  • 1940-02-28 Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Games People Play), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2012)

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1940-02-28 Mario Andretti, Italian American race-car driver (1969 Indianapolis 500, 1978 Formula One World Champion), born in Montona, Italy

Racing Car Driver Mario Andretti
Racing Car Driver
Mario Andretti
  • 1940-03-01 Robert Grossman, American illustrator

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1940-03-10 Chuck Norris [Carlos Ray], American martial arts actor (Missing in Action), born in Ryan, Oklahoma

  • 1940-03-15 Margo Coleman, American advice columnist
  • 1940-03-17 Mark White, American politician
  • 1940-03-21 Solomon Burke, American singer
  • 1940-03-22 Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian/American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1940-03-23 Luis Gasca, American trumpeter, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1940-03-26 James Caan, American actor (Misery, The Godfather), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1940-03-27 Janis Martin, American singer (d. 2007)
  • 1940-04-04 Sharon Sheeley, American songwriter
  • 1940-04-12 John Hagee, American pastor and televangelist
  • 1940-04-14 Patricia Bruder, American actress (Ellen-As the World Turns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940-04-19 Genya Ravan, American vocalist (Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Ten Wheel Drive)
  • 1940-04-23 Michael Copps, American Federal Government official

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3601 - 3,700 of 5,055

  • 2007-04-15 Brant Parker, American cartoonist (b. 1920)
  • 2007-04-16 Seung-Hui Cho, Korean American murderer (b. 1984), see List of victims of the Virginia Tech massacre
  • 2007-04-16 Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, American instructor of French (b. 1958)
  • 2007-04-16 Kevin Granata, American professor of Engineering (b. 1961)
  • 2007-04-16 Liviu Librescu, American Jewish-Romanian professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics (b. 1930)
  • 2007-04-16 G. V. Loganathan, Indian American professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (b. 1954)
  • 2007-04-17 Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality, dies at 96
  • 2007-04-20 Andrew Hill, American jazz composer and pianist (b. 1931)
  • 2007-04-23 Paul Erdman, American economist and author (b. 1932)
  • 2007-04-23 David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (b. 1934)
  • 2007-04-25 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer and songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2007-04-26 Jack Valenti, American political advisor and film executive (b. 1921)
  • 2007-04-28 Dabbs Greer, American actor (b. 1917)
  • 2007-04-28 Tommy Newsom, American bandleader (b. 1929)
  • 2007-04-30 Tom Poston, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 2007-04-30 Gordon Scott, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 2007-04-30 Zola Taylor, American singer (b. 1938)
  • 2007-05-03 Wally Schirra, American astronaut (b. 1923)
  • 2007-05-06 Curtis Harrington, American film director (b. 1926)
  • 2007-05-07 Diego Corrales, American boxer (b. 1977)
  • 2007-05-07 Yahweh ben Yahweh, American cult leader (b. 1935)
  • 2007-05-11 Bernard Gordon, blacklisted American author (b. 1918)
  • 2007-05-12 Teddy Infuhr, American former child actor (b. 1936)
  • 2007-05-14 Mary Goldsmith, American ceramist (b. 1908)
  • 2007-05-15 Jerry Falwell, American evangelist (b. 1933)
  • 2007-05-15 Yolanda King, American actress and activist, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. (b. 1955)
  • 2007-05-25 Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor and host (b. 1931)
  • 2007-05-27 Ed Yost, American inventor (b. 1919)
  • 2007-05-27 Gretchen Wyler, American actress (b. 1932)
  • 2007-05-29 Posteal Laskey, American convicted murderer widely believed to be the Cincinnati Strangler of natural causes (b. 1938)
  • 2007-06-01 Arn Shein, American sports writer (b. 1928)
  • 2007-06-04 Jim Clark, American sheriff and segregationist (b. 1922)
  • 2007-06-04 Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2007-06-04 Craig L. Thomas, United States Senator (b. 1933)
  • 2007-06-08 Richard Rorty, American postanalytic, pragmatic philosopher (b. 1931)
  • 2007-06-11 Imre Friedmann, American scientist (b. 1921)
  • 2007-06-11 Mala Powers, American film actress (b. 1931)
  • 2007-06-12 Don Herbert aka "Mr. Wizard", American television host (b. 1917)
  • 2007-06-14 Robin Olds, American fighter pilot (b. 1922)
  • 2007-06-15 Claudia Cohen, American gossip columnist and socialite (b. 1950)
  • 2007-06-15 "Sensational" Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (WWF), dies of an overdose at 49
  • 2007-06-17 Serena Wilson, American belly dancer (b. 1933)
  • 2007-06-21 Bob Evans, American restaurateur (b. 1918)
  • 2007-06-23 Rod Beck, American Major League Baseball relief pitcher, dies at 38
  • 2007-06-24 Byron Baer, American politician (b. 1929)
  • 2007-06-25 J. Fred Duckett, American sports announcer and teacher (b. 1933)

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2007-06-26 Liz Claiborne, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc, dies of cancer at 78

Fashion Designer Liz Claiborne
Fashion Designer
Liz Claiborne
  • 2007-06-28 Eugene Bennett Fluckey, American Navy Submariner (b. 1913)
  • 2007-06-29 Joel Siegel, American film critic (b. 1943)
  • 2007-07-02 Beverly Sills, American operatic soprano (b. 1929)
  • 2007-07-03 Boots Randolph, American saxophonist (b. 1927)
  • 2007-07-04 Bill Pinkney, American singer and performer (b. 1925)
  • 2007-07-05 Kerwin Mathews, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2007-07-09 Charles Lane, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 2007-07-10 Doug Marlette, American cartoonist (b. 1949)
  • 2007-07-11 Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
  • 2007-07-18 George Caiazzo, American professional wrestler
  • 2007-07-18 Jerry Hadley, American opera singer, (b. 1952)
  • 2007-07-20 Tammy Faye Messner (Bakker), American televangelist (b. 1942)
  • 2007-07-23 Tor Kamata, American/Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1937)
  • 2007-07-23 Ron Miller, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1933)
  • 2007-07-24 Albert Ellis, American psychologist (b. 1913)
  • 2007-07-24 Chaney Kley, American Actor (b. 1972)
  • 2007-07-25 Jesse Marunde, American strongman competitor (b. 1979)
  • 2007-07-26 Skip Prosser, American basketball coach (b. 1950)
  • 2007-07-29 Tom Snyder, American television personality (b. 1936)
  • 2007-07-29 Marvin Zindler, American television reporter (b. 1921)
  • 2007-08-02 Chauncey Bailey, American journalist and editor (b. 1950)
  • 2007-08-04 Lee Hazlewood, American country singer, songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
  • 2007-08-08 Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
  • 2007-08-09 Joe O'Donnell, American documentary photographer, photojournalist (b. 1922)
  • 2007-08-10 Henry Cabot Lodge Bohler, American member of Tuskegee Airmen and civil rights activist (b. 1925)
  • 2007-08-12 Merv Griffin, American television host and game show creator (b. 1925)
  • 2007-08-12 Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (b. 1963)
  • 2007-08-13 Brian Adams, aka Demolition Crush, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)
  • 2007-08-13 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (b. 1902)
  • 2007-08-15 John Gofman, American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate (b. 1918)
  • 2007-08-16 Max Roach, American percussionist, drummer, and composer (b. 1924)
  • 2007-08-20 Leona Helmsley, American hotel operator and real estate investor (b. 1920)
  • 2007-08-20 Larry Hartsell, American martial artist, bodyguard, trainer, student of Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto (b. 1942)
  • 2007-08-21 Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American Brigadier General (b. 1918)
  • 2007-08-23 Robert Symonds, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2007-08-24 Aaron Russo, American film producer and director (b.1943)
  • 2007-08-28 Arthur Jones, American inventor of the Nautilus exercise machines (b. 1926)
  • 2007-08-28 Hilly Kristal, American Founder of CBGB/Punk rock legend (b. 1932)
  • 2007-08-28 Paul B. MacCready, Jr., American aeronautical engineer (b. 1925)
  • 2007-08-28 Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-born American actress (b. 1929)
  • 2007-08-29 Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea (b. 1920)
  • 2007-08-30 Charles Vanik, American politician (b. 1918)
  • 2007-08-31 Gay Brewer, American golfer (b. 1932)
  • 2007-09-03 Steve Ryan, American actor (b. 1947)
  • 2007-09-05 Jennifer Dunn, American politician (b. 1941)
  • 2007-09-05 Paul Gillmor, American politician (b. 1939)
  • 2007-09-05 D. James Kennedy, American televangelist (b. 1930)
  • 2007-09-06 Madeleine L'Engle, American author (b. 1918)
  • 2007-09-09 Hughie Thomasson, American musician (b. 1952)

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2007-09-10 Jane Wyman, American actress (The Yearling & Johnny Belinda), dies of natural causes at 90

Actress Jane Wyman
Actress
Jane Wyman
  • 2007-09-11 Gene Savoy, American author and cleric (b. 1927)
  • 2007-09-15 Brett Somers, Canadian-born American actress and Match Game panelist (b. 1924)
  • 2007-09-21 Alice Ghostley, American actress (b. 1926)