United States of America in History (Part 39)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3801 - 3,900 of 10,206

  • 1941-07-24 Barbara Love, american soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California

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1941-07-25 Emmett Till, American lynching victim, born in Chicago, Illinois

Murder Victim Emmett Till
Murder Victim
Emmett Till
  • 1941-08-02 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), born in Goldsboro, California (d. 2000)

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1941-08-03 Martha Stewart, American business magnate and TV personality who founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Business Magnate and TV Personality Martha Stewart
Business Magnate and TV Personality
Martha Stewart
  • 1941-08-27 Harrison Page, American actor
  • 1941-08-30 Ben Jones, American actor and politician
  • 1941-08-31 William DeWitt, Jr., American businessman
  • 1941-09-08 Donald "Dante" Drowty, American singer (The Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California

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1941-09-08 Bernie Sanders, American politician and Senator (Independent - Vt), born in Brooklyn, New York

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • 1941-09-09 Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (created C programming language, helped developed Unix), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 2011)

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1941-09-10 Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist and popular science writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)

Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Stephen Jay Gould
Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist
Stephen Jay Gould
  • 1941-09-16 Joe Butler, American rock vocalist/drummer (Lovin' Spoonful), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1941-09-16 Richard Perle, American political advisor
  • 1941-09-21 Tony Moon, American rock songwriter (Dante & the Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-09-21 Jack Brisco, American professional wrestler
  • 1941-09-22 Jeremiah Wright, American pastor
  • 1941-10-02 Ron Meagher, American rock bassist (The Beau Brummels), born in Oakland, California
  • 1941-10-03 Chubby Checker [Ernest Evans], American singer-songwriter (The Twist, Limbo Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-10-04 Roy Blount, Jr., American writer
  • 1941-10-10 Peter Coyote [Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon], American actor (ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-10-11 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1999)
  • 1941-10-11 Charles Shyer, American film director
  • 1941-10-23 Mel Winkler, American actor
  • 1941-10-24 William H. Dobelle, American biomedical engineer
  • 1941-10-25 Anne Tyler, American writer (Accidental Tourist)
  • 1941-10-27 Dick Trickle, American auto racer, (d. 2013)
  • 1941-10-28 Curtis Lee, American singer (Pretty Little Angel Eyes), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 2015)
  • 1941-10-28 Glenn Moore, American jazz musician, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1941-10-30 Otis Williams [Otis Miles], American singer-songwriter (The Temptations), born in Texarkana, Texas
  • 1941-10-31 Dan Alderson, American scientist
  • 1941-11-05 Art Garfunkel, American singer/actor (Simon and Garfunkel, Carnal Knowledge), born in New York
  • 1941-11-06 Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), born in Monahans, Texas (d. 2016)

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1941-11-09 Tom Fogerty, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1990)

Rocker Tom Fogerty
Rocker
Tom Fogerty
  • 1941-11-22 Tom Conti, Paisley Scotland, actor (Reuben Reuben, American Dreamer)
  • 1941-11-22 Jesse Colin Young, American musician
  • 1941-11-26 Susanne Marsee, American mezzo-soprano
  • 1941-12-09 Dan Hicks, American singer-songwriter (Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • 1941-12-12 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in Troy, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1941-12-14 Ellen Willis, American journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1941-12-18 Wadada Leo Smith, American trumpeter and composer
  • 1941-12-23 Tim Hardin, Eugene, Oregon, American singer (If I Were a Carpenter, Bird on a Wire)
  • 1941-12-23 Ron Bushy, American musician
  • 1942-01-08 Yvette Mimieux, American actress (Time Machine, Where the Boys Are), born in Los Angeles, California

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1942-01-17 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], American world heavyweight boxing champion (1964-7 74-8), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2016)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1942-01-17 Nancy Parsons, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1942-01-21 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter, actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1942-01-24 Gary Hart, American professional wrestling manager and wrestler (d. 2008)
  • 1942-01-27 John Witherspoon, American actor
  • 1942-02-05 Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1942-02-06 Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist, born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • 1942-02-06 James Loewen, American sociologist and historian
  • 1942-02-12 Rick Frank, American drummer (Elephant's Memory)
  • 1942-02-13 Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)
  • 1942-02-14 Andrew Robinson, American actor

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1942-02-20 Mitch McConnell, American politician, (Senator-R-KY, 1985-, and Senate Majority Leader 2015- ), born in Sheffield, Alabama

US Senator Mitch McConnell
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
  • 1942-02-27 Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1942-03-02 Lou Reed, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Velvet Underground), born in New York City (d. 2013)
  • 1942-03-06 Ben Murphy, Jonesboro, Arkansas, American actor (Name of the Game, Alias Smith and Jones)
  • 1942-03-07 Charles R. Boutin, American politician
  • 1942-03-11 Charles Swan, American actor
  • 1942-03-13 Dave Cutler, American software engineer
  • 1942-03-28 Samuel Ramey, Colby Kansas, American operatic bass (La Scala)
  • 1942-03-28 Daniel Dennett, American philosopher
  • 1942-03-31 Michael Savage, American talk radio host and commentator
  • 1942-04-03 Wayne Newton, American singer
  • 1942-04-04 Kris Jensen, American musician (Torture), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1942-04-09 Brandon De Wilde, American actor (Jamie, Wild in the Sky), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942-04-15 Francis X. DiLorenzo, American Catholic prelate
  • 1942-04-15 Kenneth Lay, American businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1942-04-19 Jack Roush, American racing entrepreneur

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1942-04-24 Barbra Streisand, American singer/actress/award winner (People), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1942-05-03 Dave Marash, American journalist
  • 1942-05-03 C.L. Otter, American politician, governor of Idaho

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1942-05-05 Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], American country singer (Stand by your Man), born in Itawamba County, Mississippi (d. 1998)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette

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1942-05-19 Gary Kildall, American computer scientist and entrepreneur who created the CP/M operating system, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)

Computer scientist Gary Kildall
Computer scientist
Gary Kildall
  • 1942-05-20 Carlos Hathcock, American Marine sniper (d. 1999)

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1942-05-22 Ted Kaczynski, American serial killer and terrorist known as the "Unabomber", born in Evergreen Park, Illinois

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist
Ted Kaczynski
  • 1942-05-27 Lee Baca, American law enforcement official
  • 1942-05-28 Stanley B. Prusiner, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1942-06-06 Howie Kane [Howard Kirshenbaum], American rocker (Jay and the Americans)
  • 1942-06-12 Len Barry, [Leonard Borisoff], American rocker (1-2-3-Dovells), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-06-18 Carl Radle, American bass guitarist (d. 1980)
  • 1942-06-21 Togo D. West, Jr., American attorney and public official
  • 1942-06-21 Henry S. Taylor, American writer

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1942-06-25 Willis Reed, American NBA hall of fame MVP center/coach (NY Knicks), born in Hico, Louisiana

NBA Center and Power Forward Willis Reed
NBA Center and Power Forward
Willis Reed
  • 1942-06-29 Larry Snyder, American jockey, born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1942-07-01 Andra√© Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • 1942-07-10 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter, and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell)
  • 1942-07-13 Roger [Jim] McGuinn, American musician (the Byrds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-07-28 Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster
  • 1942-07-29 Tony Sirico, American actor
  • 1942-08-03 Mary Ann Esposito, American chef and TV host (Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1942-08-06 George Jung [Boston George], American convicted drug felon whose story was portrayed in the biopic "Blow", born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1942-08-07 B J Thomas, Hugo, Oklahoma, American singer (Raindrops, Growing Pains Theme)
  • 1942-08-07 Tobin Bell, American actor
  • 1942-08-15 Larry Hartsell, American martial arts instructor (d. 2007)
  • 1942-08-24 Max Cleland, American politician
  • 1942-08-29 James Glennon, American cinematographer (d. 2006)
  • 1942-09-04 Jerry Jarrett, American professional wrestling promoter

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3801 - 3,900 of 5,052

  • 2008-04-11 Merlin German, United States Marine
  • 2008-04-12 Jerry Zucker, Israeli-born American businessman (b. 1949)
  • 2008-04-12 Danny Davis [George Nowlan], American country musician (Nashville Brass), dies at 83
  • 2008-04-13 John Wheeler, American physicist and educator (b. 1911)
  • 2008-04-16 Edward Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist (b. 1917)
  • 2008-04-16 Joseph Solman, American painter
  • 2008-04-20 VL Mike, American Rapper (b. 1976)
  • 2008-04-21 Al Wilson, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 2008-05-02 Beverlee McKinsey, American actress (b. 1940)
  • 2008-05-05 Irv Robbins, Canadian-American entrepreneur (b. 1917)
  • 2008-05-11 Dottie Rambo, American gospel singer (b. 1934)
  • 2008-05-12 Robert Rauschenberg, American artist (b. 1925)
  • 2008-05-13 Ron Stone, American television reporter (b. 1936)
  • 2008-05-18 Joseph Pevney, American television director
  • 2008-05-22 Robert Asprin, American author (b. 1946)
  • 2008-05-24 Dick Martin American comedian (b. 1922)
  • 2008-05-25 J. R. Simplot, American potato farmer (b. 1909)

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2008-05-26 Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (Out of Africa, Tootsie) dies at 73

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
  • 2008-05-28 Robert Justman, American television producer (b. 1926)
  • 2008-05-29 Harvey Korman, American actor (Carol Burnett Show, Blazing Saddles), dies at 81
  • 2008-05-29 Dianne Odell, American medical figure (b. 1947)
  • 2008-05-30 Lorenzo Odone, American medical figure (b. 1978)
  • 2008-06-02 Bo Diddley, American musician (b. 1928)
  • 2008-06-02 Mel Ferrer, American actor, film director and film producer (b. 1917)
  • 2008-06-07 Jim McKay, American sportscaster (b. 1921)
  • 2008-06-09 Algis Budrys, American writer (b. 1931)

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2008-06-13 Tim Russert, American television host, NBC News Meet the Press moderator, dies at 58

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert
  • 2008-06-15 Stan Winston, American special effects and makeup artist, and film director (b. 1946)
  • 2008-06-17 Cyd Charisse, American dancer and actress (b. 1922)
  • 2008-06-18 Tasha Tudor, American illustrator (b. 1915)
  • 2008-06-21 Scott Kalitta, American drag racer (b. 1962)
  • 2008-06-22 George Carlin, American comedian, actor (b. 1937)
  • 2008-06-22 Dody Goodman, American comedienne (b. 1914)
  • 2008-06-27 Michael Turner, American comic book artist (b. 1971)
  • 2008-06-29 Don S. Davis, American actor and artist (b. 1942)
  • 2008-07-03 Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (b. 1925)
  • 2008-07-04 Jesse Helms, American politician (b. 1921)
  • 2008-07-04 Thomas M. Disch, American science fiction author (b. 1940)
  • 2008-07-04 Evelyn Keyes, American actress (Gone with the Wind), dies at 91
  • 2008-07-06 Bobby Durham, American jazz drummer (b. 1937)
  • 2008-07-07 Bruce Conner, American artist (b. 1933)
  • 2008-07-07 Dorian Leigh, American supermodel and icon of the fashion industry, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 91
  • 2008-07-11 Michael DeBakey, American surgeon and inventor (b. 1908)
  • 2008-07-12 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, SF Giants and Chicago Cubs), dies from complications related to brain cancer at 62
  • 2008-07-16 Jo Stafford, American singer of traditional pop music (b. 1917)
  • 2008-07-17 Larry Haines, American actor (b. 1918)
  • 2008-07-20 Artie Traum, American guitarist (b. 1943)

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2008-07-22 Estelle Getty, American actress ("The Golden Girls"), dies of Lewy body disease at 84

Actress Estelle Getty
Actress
Estelle Getty
  • 2008-07-24 Norman Dello Joio, American composer (b. 1913)
  • 2008-07-25 Randy Pausch, American professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, known for his "Last Lecture" (b. 1960)
  • 2008-07-25 Tracy Hall, American inventor (b. 1919)
  • 2008-08-03 Skip Caray, American TV and radio broadcaster (b. 1939)
  • 2008-08-07 Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent/manager and producer (b. 1931)
  • 2008-08-08 Orville Moody, American golfer (b. 1933)
  • 2008-08-09 Bernie Mac, American comedian, actor.(b. 1957)
  • 2008-08-10 Isaac Hayes, American musician and actor (b. 1942)
  • 2008-08-12 Donald Erb, American composer known for large orchestral works, dies at 81
  • 2008-08-13 Bill Gwatney, American political figure (b. 1959)
  • 2008-08-13 Dino Toso, American Formula-1 engineer (b. 1969)
  • 2008-08-13 Jack Weil, American oldest working CEO (b. 1901)
  • 2008-08-13 Sandy Allen, American second-tallest woman in the world (b. 1955)
  • 2008-08-15 James Orthwein, American businessman
  • 2008-08-15 Leroy Sievers, American journalist
  • 2008-08-19 LeRoi Moore, American saxophonist (Dave Matthews Band), dies at 46
  • 2008-08-20 Stephanie Tubbs Jones, American politician (b. 1949)
  • 2008-08-21 Jerry Finn, American record producer (b. 1969)
  • 2008-08-23 John Russell, British-born American art critic and author
  • 2008-08-28 Phil Hill, American race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1927)
  • 2008-08-31 Jerry Reed, American country music singer and actor (b. 1937)
  • 2008-08-31 Ike Pappas, American news correspondent (b. 1933)
  • 2008-09-01 Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (b. 1940)
  • 2008-09-02 Bill Mel√©ndez, American character animator (b. 1916)
  • 2008-09-03 Donald Blakeslee, American aviator, led 4th Fighter Group during World War II. (b.1918)
  • 2008-09-07 Don Haskins, American College Basketball coach (b. 1930)
  • 2008-09-09 Warith Deen Muhammad, American religious leader (b. 1933)
  • 2008-09-12 David Foster Wallace, American author and essayist (b. 1962)

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2008-09-26 Paul Newman, American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), racing car driver and popcorn mogul (Newman's Own), dies of lung cancer at 83

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • 2008-10-01 Nick Reynolds, American folk musician (The Kingston Trio), dies at 75
  • 2008-10-08 Eileen Herlie, American actress (b. 1918)
  • 2008-10-09 Gidget Gein, American musician (b. 1969)
  • 2008-10-14 Richard Cooey, American murderer and rapist (executed) (b. 1967)
  • 2008-10-15 Edie Adams, American singer and Broadway actress (b. 1927)
  • 2008-10-15 Jack Narz, American game show host (b. 1922)
  • 2008-10-17 Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (Four Tops), dies at 72
  • 2008-10-18 Dee Dee Warwick, American soul singer (b. 1945)
  • 2008-10-19 Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic (b. 1922)
  • 2008-10-19 Rudy Ray Moore, American comedian and actor (Dolemite) (b. 1937)
  • 2008-10-24 Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)
  • 2008-10-25 Anne Pressly, American news anchor (b. 1982)
  • 2008-10-26 Tony Hillerman, American writer (b. 1925)
  • 2008-10-26 Delmar Watson, American child actor (b. 1926)
  • 2008-10-29 Mike Baker, American singer Shadow Gallery (b. 1963)
  • 2008-11-01 Nathaniel Mayer, American soul musician (b. 1944)
  • 2008-11-01 Shakir Stewart, American music producer (b. 1974)

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2008-11-04 Michael Crichton, American author, dies at 66

  • 2008-11-17 Pete Newell, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • 2008-11-17 George Stephen Morrison, American admiral and father of The Doors' lead singer Jim Morrison
  • 2008-11-22 MC Breed, American hip hop artist (b. 1971)
  • 2008-11-26 Edna Parker, American supercentenarian (b. 1893)
  • 2008-11-26 De'Angelo Wilson, American actor (b. 1979)