United States of America in History (Part 38)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3701 - 3,800 of 10,214

  • 1940-05-26 Levon Helm, Elaine Arkansas, American musician (The Band), (d. 2012)
  • 1940-05-31 Elfi Mikesch, cinematographer (Erotique, Out of America, Malina)
  • 1940-05-31 Gilbert Shelton, American underground comics illustrator
  • 1940-06-01 Kip Thorne, American physicist

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1940-06-17 George Akerlof, American economist (The Market for Lemons) and 2001 Nobel laureate, born in New Haven, Connecticut

Economist George Akerlof
Economist
George Akerlof
  • 1940-06-30 Mark Spoelstra, American folk singer (d. 2007)
  • 1940-07-03 Lamar Alexander, American politician
  • 1940-07-04 Karolyn Grimes, American actress
  • 1940-07-05 Chuck Close, American painter and photographer
  • 1940-07-06 Jeannie Seely, American singer
  • 1940-07-10 Helen Donath, American soprano
  • 1940-07-17 Phyllis Davis, Port Arthur Tx, actress (Love American Style, Vega$)

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1940-07-22 Alex Trebek, Canadian-American TV game host (High Rollers, Jeopardy), born in Sudbury, Ontario

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • 1940-07-22 Judith Walzer Leavitt, American college professor
  • 1940-07-24 Stanley Hauerwas, American theologian
  • 1940-07-24 Dan Hedaya, American actor
  • 1940-07-26 Dobie Gray, Brookshire Texas, American singer (Drift Away)
  • 1940-07-30 Pat Schroeder, American politician
  • 1940-08-15 Rita Shane, American soprano
  • 1940-08-19 Jan Claire, actor (American Anthem)
  • 1940-08-20 Rubén Hinojosa, American politician
  • 1940-08-26 Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (d. 2008)
  • 1940-08-27 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz guitarist
  • 1940-08-28 Ken Jenkins, American actor
  • 1940-08-29 Earl Gros, American NFL running back (Green Bay), (d. 2013)
  • 1940-09-21 Bill Kurtis, newscaster (American Parade), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1940-09-23 Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, born in Washington D. C. (d. 2002)
  • 1940-10-04 Alberto Vilar, Cuban-American investor and philanthropist
  • 1940-10-13 Pharoah Sanders, American saxophonist
  • 1940-10-18 Cynthia Weil, American songwriter, born in New York City
  • 1940-10-20 Robert Pinsky, American poet and Poet Laureate of the United States
  • 1940-10-28 Susan Harris, American television writer and producer
  • 1940-11-01 Barry Sadler, American singer (d. 1989)
  • 1940-11-06 Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service
  • 1940-11-15 Sam Waterson, American actor (Capricorn One, Heaven's Gate), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1940-11-21 Dr. John [Rebennack], American vocalist (I Was in Right Place), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1940-11-21 Richard Marcinko, American author
  • 1940-11-24 Don Metz, American architect
  • 1940-12-03 Jeffrey R. Holland, American religious leader
  • 1940-12-04 Gary Gilmore, American murderer (d. 1977)
  • 1940-12-11 Donna Mills, American actress (Knots Landing, Incident), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940-12-13 Steve Harmon, American actor (Ens Pulver-Mr Roberts), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940-12-24 Sharon Farrell, Sioux City, Iowa, American actress (Lori-Hawaii 5-0, Young & Restless)
  • 1940-12-26 Edward C. Prescott, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1940-12-28 Alvin Singleton, American composer, born in New York City
  • 1941-01-14 Marjoe Gortner, actor (Speak Up America, Falcon Crest), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1941-01-21 Ivan Putski, Polish-born American professional wrestler

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1941-01-24 Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond
  • 1941-01-25 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, born in Florence, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1941-01-25 Gregory Sierra, American actor
  • 1941-01-30 Gregory Benford, American author and scientist
  • 1941-01-31 Jessica Walter, American actress (Play Misty For Me, Arrested Development), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-02-03 Neil Bogart, American record executive (d. 1982)
  • 1941-02-08 Nick Nolte, American actor (The Thin Red Line, 48 Hrs), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1941-02-14 Donna Shalala, American educator
  • 1941-02-24 Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
  • 1941-02-28 Alice May Brock, American author
  • 1941-02-28 Marty Sanders, American musician (Jay and the Americans)
  • 1941-03-02 David Satcher, Amdniral and 16th United States Surgeon General (1998-2001), born in Anniston, Alabama
  • 1941-03-09 Ernesto Miranda, American litigant (d. 1976)

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1941-03-18 Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer (Funky Broadway), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2006)

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett
  • 1941-03-18 John W. Derr, American politician
  • 1941-03-20 Carlos Lopez snr, American jockey
  • 1941-03-22 Billy Collins, American poet
  • 1941-03-23 Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author
  • 1941-03-30 Bob Smith, former American politician
  • 1941-04-03 Jan Berry, American rock and roll vocalist (Jan and Dean-Dead Man's Curve), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-04-03 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping (d. 1984)
  • 1941-04-03 Philippé Wynne, American musician (d. 1984)
  • 1941-04-09 Kaye Adams, American country singer
  • 1941-04-10 Paul Theroux, American travel book writer (Mosquito Coast)
  • 1941-04-11 Ellen Goodman, American political columnist
  • 1941-04-13 Michael Stuart Brown, American geneticist, Nobel laureate
  • 1941-04-23 Michael Lynne, American film executive
  • 1941-04-26 John Mitchell, American composer
  • 1941-04-27 Jennings Michael Burch, American author
  • 1941-04-28 K. Barry Sharpless, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1941-05-03 Edward "Monk" Malloy, American university president
  • 1941-05-04 George Will, Champaign, Illinois, American political analyst (Night Line)
  • 1941-05-08 James A Traficant Jr, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1985-2002), born in Youngstown, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • 1941-05-08 John Fred [Gourrier], American performer (Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • 1941-05-17 Ben Nelson. American politician
  • 1941-05-17 Grace Zabriskie, American actress
  • 1941-05-20 John Strasberg, American actor

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1941-05-24 Bob Dylan [Robert Zimmerman], American singer-songwriter (Blowin' in Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin') and cultural icon, born in Duluth, Minnesota

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1941-05-31 Louis J. Ignarro, American pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate

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1941-06-05 Spalding Gray, American actor (Beaches, Clara's Heart, Heavy Petting), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2004)

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1941-06-05 Robert Kraft, American owner of the New England Patriots, born in Brookline, Massachusetts

Business Magnate and NFL Owner Robert Kraft
Business Magnate and NFL Owner
Robert Kraft
  • 1941-06-06 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, (d. 2012)
  • 1941-06-10 Mickey Jones, American musician and actor
  • 1941-06-15 Harry Nilsson, American singer/guitarist (Midnight Cowboy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-06-21 Joe Flaherty, American-Canadian actor
  • 1941-06-23 Robert Hunter, American lyricist and singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead)
  • 1941-06-28 Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (d. 2006)
  • 1941-07-01 Alfred G. Gilman, American scientist, (1994 Nobel laureate for G-protein discoveries), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1941-07-01 Myron Scholes, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1941-07-04 Brian Willson, American peace activist
  • 1941-07-04 Sergio Oliva, Cuba, American body builder (The Myth, IFBB Mr. Olympia, 1967-9), (d. 2012)
  • 1941-07-10 David G. Hartwell, American editor and anthologist
  • 1941-07-12 Joseph Whipp, American actor

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3701 - 3,800 of 5,055

  • 2007-09-21 Alice Ghostley, American actress (b. 1926)
  • 2007-09-21 Rex Humbard, American television evangelist (Cathedral of Tomorrow), dies at 88
  • 2007-09-26 Dorothy Schwartz, American violinist (b. 1913)
  • 2007-09-26 Bill Wirtz, American sports team owner (b. 1929)
  • 2007-10-01 Al Oerter, American discus thrower (b. 1936) (Olympics-gold-56, 60, 64, 68) dies aged 71
  • 2007-10-06 Bud Ekins, American stuntman (b. 1930)
  • 2007-10-07 George E. Sangmeister, American politician (b. 1931)
  • 2007-10-09 Enrico Banducci, American nightclub owner (b. 1922)
  • 2007-10-11 David Lee "Tex" Hill, World War Two fighter pilot, flying ace, 1st American Volunteer Group (b. 1915)
  • 2007-10-13 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), dies at 64
  • 2007-10-14 Big Moe, American rapper (b. 1974)
  • 2007-10-17 Joey Bishop, American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (b. 1918)
  • 2007-10-17 Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (b. 1931)
  • 2007-10-18 William J. Crowe, American admiral and ambassador (b. 1925)
  • 2007-10-18 Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (b. 1915)
  • 2007-10-19 Dr. Randall Forsberg, American nuclear freeze advocate (b. 1943)
  • 2007-10-19 LaLa Brown, American singer (b. 1986)
  • 2007-10-26 Friedman Paul Erhardt (Chef Tell), German-born American TV chef (b. 1943)
  • 2007-10-26 Dr. Arthur Kornberg, American Nobel Prize laureate in 1959 for the discovery of DNA polymerase (b. 1918)
  • 2007-10-28 Porter Wagoner, American country singer (b. 1927)

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2007-10-30 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 73

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 2007-10-30 Washoe, chimpanzee trained in American Sign Language (b. 1965)
  • 2007-10-30 John Woodruff, American athlete (b. 1915)
  • 2007-11-02 Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (b. 1923)
  • 2007-11-04 Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2007-11-06 Hank Thompson, American singer (b. 1925)
  • 2007-11-07 Earl Dodge, American politician (Prohibition Party) (b. 1932)
  • 2007-11-10 Laraine Day, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2007-11-10 Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights lawmaker (b. 1907)

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2007-11-10 Norman Mailer, American novelist, dies at 84

Novelist Norman Mailer
Novelist
Norman Mailer
  • 2007-11-12 Ira Levin, American novelist (b. 1929)
  • 2007-11-13 Monty Westmore, American make-up artist. (b. 1923)
  • 2007-11-16 Harold Alfond, American businessman (b. 1914)
  • 2007-11-19 Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer (Quiet Riot), dies of an overdose at 53
  • 2007-11-19 Dick Wilson, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 2007-11-26 Silvestre Herrera, Mexican-born American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient. (b. 1917)
  • 2007-11-26 Steve Fossett, American Aviator (b. 1944)
  • 2007-11-27 Robert Cade, American doctor and inventor of Gatorade (b. 1927)
  • 2007-11-29 Henry Hyde, American politician (b. 1924)

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2007-11-30 Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil (Snake River Canyon), dies of pulmonary disease at 69

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • 2007-12-04 Pimp C, American Rapper (b. 1973)
  • 2007-12-05 Andrew Imbrie, American composer (b. 1921)
  • 2007-12-11 Grace Paley, American writer (b. 1922)
  • 2007-12-12 Ike Turner, American singer, former husband of Tina Turner (b. 1931)
  • 2007-12-13 Floyd Red Crow Westerman, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2007-12-15 John Berg (actor), American actor (b. 1949)
  • 2007-12-16 Dan Fogelberg, American singer/songwriter (b. 1951)
  • 2007-12-18 Jack Linkletter, American television host, son of Art Linkletter (b. 1937)
  • 2007-12-18 Bill Strauss, American writer on generations, satirist, and founder of the Capitol Steps (b. 1947)
  • 2007-12-20 Nataline Sarkisyan, American medical patient (b. 1990)
  • 2007-12-21 Ken Hendricks, American businessman (b. 1941)
  • 2007-12-23 William Francis Ganong, American physiologist (b. 1924)
  • 2007-12-23 Michael Kidd, American film and stage choreographer (b. 1915)
  • 2007-12-26 John A. Garraty, American biographer (b. 1920)
  • 2007-12-26 Stu Nahan, American Sportscaster (b. 1926)
  • 2007-12-31 Michael Goldberg, American painter (b. 1924)
  • 2007-12-31 Bill Idelson, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2007-12-31 Kathryn Ish, American actress (b. 1936)
  • 2008-01-01 Harold Corsini, American photographer (b. 1919)
  • 2008-01-02 Lee S. Dreyfus, American politician (b. 1926)
  • 2008-01-04 Joyce Carlson, American artist (b. 1923)
  • 2008-01-08 Clyde Otis, American song writer and music producer (b. c. 1924)
  • 2008-01-09 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (b. 1923)
  • 2008-01-10 Christopher Bowman, American figure skater (b. 1967)
  • 2008-01-10 Maila Nurmi, aka Vampira, Finnish-born American actress (b. 1921)
  • 2008-01-15 Brad Renfro, American actor (b. 1982)
  • 2008-01-17 Allan Melvin, American actor (b. 1923)
  • 2008-01-18 Frank Lewin, American composer and music theorist (b. 1925)
  • 2008-01-18 John Stroger, first African-American Cook County Board President (b. 1929)
  • 2008-01-19 Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (b. 1937)
  • 2008-01-19 John Stewart, American musician (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1939)
  • 2008-01-22 Roberto Gari, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2008-01-22 Miles Lerman, Polish-American activist (b. 1920)
  • 2008-01-25 Christopher Allport, American actor (b. 1947)
  • 2008-01-29 Raymond Jacobs, American soldier (b. 1925)
  • 2008-02-06 John McWethy, American journalist (b. 1947)
  • 2008-02-07 Leona Wood, American painter and dancer dies aged 86
  • 2008-02-10 Roy Scheider, American Actor (b. 1932)
  • 2008-02-10 Steve Gerber, American comics writer (b. 1947)
  • 2008-02-11 Tom Lantos, member of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1928)
  • 2008-02-11 Frank Piasecki, American aeronautical designer (b. 1919)
  • 2008-02-12 Oscar Brodney, American screenwriter (b. 1907)
  • 2008-02-21 Ben Chapman, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2008-02-24 Larry Norman, American musician and pioneer of Christian rock music (Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?), dies at 60
  • 2008-02-25 Static Major, American singer (b. 1974)
  • 2008-02-26 Buddy Miles, American drummer (Band of Gypsies; b. 1947)
  • 2008-02-27 Myron Cope, American sports broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • 2008-02-27 William F. Buckley, Jr., American conservative author and commentator (b. 1925)
  • 2008-02-27 Boyd Coddington, American automobile designer (b. 1944)
  • 2008-03-04 Leonard Rosenman, American film, television and concert composer (b. 1924)
  • 2008-03-05 Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American professor of computer science (b.1923)
  • 2008-03-10 Richard Fran Biegenwald, an American serial killer (b. 1940)
  • 2008-03-16 Gary Hart, American professional wrestling manager and wrestler (b. 1942)
  • 2008-03-16 G. David Low, American astronaut (b. 1956)
  • 2008-03-24 Chalmers "Spanky" Alford‎, American guitarist (b. 1955)
  • 2008-03-24 Richard Widmark, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 2008-03-24 Hal Riney, American advertising executive (b. 1932)
  • 2008-03-25 Ben Carnevale, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • 2008-03-26 Robert Fagles, American translator and professor (b. 1933)
  • 2008-03-26 Wally Phillips, American radio personality (b. 1925)