United States of America in History (Part 41)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4001 - 4,100 of 10,202

  • 1943-08-23 Nelson DeMille, American novelist
  • 1943-09-01 Don Stroud, American actor (Coogan's Bluff, Buddy Holly Story), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1943-09-03 Valerie Perrine, American actress and model (Steam Bath, Superman, Lenny), born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1943-09-08 Adelaide C. Eckardt, American politician
  • 1943-09-09 Art LaFleur, American actor
  • 1943-09-10 Eldridge Coleman ("Superstar" Billy Graham), American professional wrestler
  • 1943-09-10 Daniel Truhitte, American actor
  • 1943-09-10 Neale Donald Walsch, American author
  • 1943-09-16 Dennis W Conner, yachting pro (4-time America's Cup-winning skipper)
  • 1943-09-16 James Alan MacPherson, American writer, 1st black writer to win Pulitzer Prize, born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • 1943-09-19 Joe Morgan, Bonham, Texas, American MLB 2nd baseman (Reds)/commentator (ESPN)
  • 1943-09-22 Toni Basil, American singer
  • 1943-09-25 Robert Gates, American Secretary of Defense
  • 1943-09-28 Warren Lieberfarb, American media executive
  • 1943-09-29 Gary Boyd Roberts, American genealogist
  • 1943-10-02 Franklin Rosemont, American artist
  • 1943-10-06 Michael Durrell, American actor (Shannon, V, Alice, Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-10-07 Joy Behar, American television personality
  • 1943-10-09 Mike Peters, American cartoonist
  • 1943-10-10 Frederick Barthelme, American author
  • 1943-10-13 Mike Barnicle, American newspaper columnist
  • 1943-10-15 Penny Marshall, American actress (Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1943-10-21 Paula Kelly, American dancer and actress (Liz-Night Court), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1943-11-05 Friedman Paul Erhardt (Chef Tell), German-born American TV chef (d. 2007)
  • 1943-11-07 Stephen Greenblatt, American literary critic

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1943-11-07 Michael Spence, American economist and Nobel Prize laureate, born in Montclair, New Jersey

Economist Michael Spence
Economist
Michael Spence
  • 1943-11-09 Lee Graziano, rock drummer (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943-11-10 Saxby Chambliss, American politician
  • 1943-11-14 Peter Norton, American software engineer
  • 1943-11-17 Lauren Hutton, [Mary], model/actress (American Gigolo), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1943-11-21 Phil Bredesen, American politician

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1943-11-22 Billie Jean King, American tennis pro (Wimbledon 1968, 72, 73, 75), born in Long Beach, California

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 1943-11-22 Peter Adair, American filmmaker
  • 1943-11-26 Marilynne Robinson, American writer
  • 1943-11-29 Sue Miller, American author
  • 1943-11-30 Jerry Hunt, American composer, born in Waco, Texas (d. 1993)
  • 1943-12-02 Wayne Allard, American politician
  • 1943-12-07 James Tate, American poet (Pulitzer Prize 1992), born in Kansas City Missouri (d. 2015)

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1943-12-08 Jim Morrison, American poet and singer (The Doors), born in Melbourne, Florida (d. 1971)

Rocker Jim Morrison
Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • 1943-12-09 Kenny Vance, American musician and producer (Jay and the Americans, The Planotones), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1943-12-11 John Kerry, US Secretary of State (2013-17) and 2004 presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, born in Aurora, Colorado

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • 1943-12-15 Kathleen Blanco, American politician
  • 1943-12-18 Bobby Keys, American saxophonist, born in Slaton, Texas (d. 2014)
  • 1943-12-19 Ross M. Lence, American political scientist (d. 2006)
  • 1943-12-22 Paul Wolfowitz, American politician
  • 1943-12-23 Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (d. 1987)

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1943-12-31 John Denver, American country singer (Rocky Mt High, "thank god he's a country boy"), born in Roswell, New Mexico (d. 1997)

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • 1944-01-01 Jimmy Hart, American wrestling manager
  • 1944-01-09 Ian Hornak, American Painter, Draughtsman and Sculptor (d. 2002)
  • 1944-01-10 Frank Sinatra Jr, American singer/bandleader (Golddigers), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1944-01-10 William Sanderson, American actor
  • 1944-01-14 Marjoe Gortner, American evangelist
  • 1944-01-14 Nina Totenberg, American journalist
  • 1944-01-19 Peter Lynch, American investor
  • 1944-01-26 Angela Yvonne Davis, African American activist/professor
  • 1944-02-01 Mike Enzi, American politician, senator of Wyoming
  • 1944-02-02 Karen Foss, American broadcaster
  • 1944-02-08 Bunky Henry, American PGA golfer, born in Valdosta, Georgia
  • 1944-02-10 Frank Keating, American politician
  • 1944-02-10 Rufus Reid, American musician
  • 1944-02-11 Bert Greene, American PGA golfer, born in Gray, Georgia
  • 1944-02-20 Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-02-22 Robert Kardashian, American lawyer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1944-02-23 Johnny Winter, [John Dawson], American blues guitarist (Silver Train), born in Leland Miss, (d. 2014)
  • 1944-02-23 John Sandford, American novelist
  • 1944-02-24 Sheila Larkin, American actress (Deborah-Storefront Lawyer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-02-25 Karen Grassle, American actress (Caroline-Little House on Prairie), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1944-03-04 Bobby Womack, American R&B singer/guitarist (Woman's Got to Have It), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1944-03-05 Roy Gutman, American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • 1944-03-07 Stanley Schmidt, American editor
  • 1944-03-24 R. Lee Ermey, American actor
  • 1944-03-28 Ken Howard, American actor (Ken - The White Shadow), born in El Centro California (d. 2016)
  • 1944-04-13 Susan Davis, American politician
  • 1944-04-19 James Heckman, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize
  • 1944-04-22 Steve Fossett, American adventurer (d. 2007)
  • 1944-04-28 Elizabeth LeCompte, American theater director
  • 1944-04-28 Alice Waters, American chef
  • 1944-04-29 Richard Kline, American actor and director
  • 1944-05-04 Peggy Santiglia, Belleville, New Jersey, American singer-songwriter (Angels)
  • 1944-05-06 Anton Furst, American production designer (d. 1991)
  • 1944-05-13 Armistead Maupin, American author

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1944-05-14 George Lucas, American director (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), born in Modesto, California

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • 1944-05-16 Danny Trejo, American actor
  • 1944-05-19 Peter Mayhew, British-American actor
  • 1944-05-21 Marcie Blane, American singer, born in New York City
  • 1944-05-25 Frank Oz, Hereford England, American muppetteer (Grover-Sesame Street, Muppet Show)
  • 1944-05-25 Robert MacPherson, American mathematician
  • 1944-05-26 Sam Posey, American race car driver, TV commentator and author
  • 1944-06-02 Garo Yepremian, American NFL place kicker (Miami Dolphins), born in Larnaca, Cyprus (d. 2015)
  • 1944-06-06 Phillip Allen Sharp, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1944-06-14 Laurie Colwin, American author (d. 1992)
  • 1944-06-14 Joe Grifasi, American actor
  • 1944-06-15 Robert Keppel, American criminologist
  • 1944-06-18 Sandy Posey, American singer
  • 1944-06-23 Rosetta Hightower, American singer (Don't Hang Up), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (d. 2014)
  • 1944-06-29 Sean O'Malley, American Roman Catholic bishop
  • 1944-06-30 Raymond Moody, American parapsychologist
  • 1944-07-31 Robert C. Merton, American economist and Nobel laureate in Economics, born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-08-08 Brooke Bundy, American actress
  • 1944-08-15 Tom Murphy, American politician

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4001 - 4,100 of 5,051

  • 2009-08-22 Elmer Kelton, American Western novelist (b. 1926)
  • 2009-08-25 Edward [Ted] M. Kennedy, United States Senator from Massachusetts (b. 1932)
  • 2009-08-26 Dominick Dunne, American writer, Vanity Fair correspondent (b. 1925)
  • 2009-08-28 Adam Goldstein, American DJ also known as DJ AM (b. 1973)
  • 2009-09-12 Norman Borlaug, American agronomist (b. 1914)
  • 2009-09-14 Jody Powell, American press secretary to Jimmy Carter (b. 1943)
  • 2009-09-14 Patrick Swayze, American actor, dancer, and songwriter (b. 1952)
  • 2009-09-14 Henry Gibson, American actor and songwriter (b. 1935)

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2009-09-16 Mary Travers, American folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary), dies of leukemia at 72

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • 2009-09-17 Leon Kirchner, American classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), dies at 90
  • 2009-09-23 Paul B. Fay, American businessman and cabinet member in the Kennedy administration (b. 1918)
  • 2009-09-24 Susan Atkins, American murderer (b. 1948)

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2009-09-27 William Safire, American Columnist, dies at 79

American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter William Safire
American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter
William Safire
  • 2009-10-07 Irving Penn, American photographer (b. 1917)
  • 2009-10-12 Dickie Peterson American musician (b. 1948)
  • 2009-10-13 Stephen Barnett, American legal scholar who opposed the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 (b. 1935)
  • 2009-10-14 Captain Lou Albano. American Professional Wrestler and Manager. (b. 1933)
  • 2009-10-17 Vic Mizzy, American composer (themes to Green Acres and The Addams Family) (b. 1916)
  • 2009-10-18 Nancy Spero, American feminist artist dies aged 83
  • 2009-10-19 Howard Unruh, American spree killer (b. 1921)
  • 2009-10-22 Don Lane, American-born Australian television personality (b. 1933)
  • 2009-10-22 Soupy Sales, American comedian and television personality (b. 1926)
  • 2009-10-26 Teel Bivins, American politician (b. 1947)
  • 2009-10-26 George Na'ope, American musician (b. 1928)
  • 2009-11-06 Ron Sproat, American TV writer and playwright (b. 1932)
  • 2009-11-10 John Allen Muhammad, American spree killer (b. 1960)
  • 2009-11-24 Hale Smith, American composer, dies at 84
  • 2009-12-04 Eddie Fatu, Samoan-American professional wrestler (b. 1973)
  • 2009-12-07 Mark Ritts, American actor (b. 1946)
  • 2009-12-09 Gene Barry, American actor, dies of congestive heart failure at 90
  • 2009-12-15 Oral Roberts, American television evangelist and author (b. 1918)
  • 2009-12-16 Roy E. Disney, American businessman (b. 1930)

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2009-12-17 Jennifer Jones [Phyllis Isley], American actress (Farewell to Arms), dies of natural causes at 90

  • 2009-12-19 Kim Peek, American prodigious savant and inspiration for the 1988 film Rain Man (b. 1951)
  • 2009-12-20 Brittany Murphy, American actress (b. 1977)
  • 2009-12-20 Arnold Stang, American comic actor (b. 1918)
  • 2009-12-23 Robert L. Howard, highly decorated officer of the United States Army (b. 1939)
  • 2009-12-24 George Michael, American sportscaster (The George Michael Sports Machine) (b. 1939)
  • 2009-12-25 Vic Chesnutt, American singer and songwriter (b. 1964)
  • 2009-12-26 Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer, dies of Cancer at 51
  • 2009-12-28 James Owen Sullivan, American drummer and songwriter (Avenged Sevenfold) dies aged 28
  • 2010-01-03 Mary Daly, American theologian and feminist scholar (b. 1928)
  • 2010-01-04 Casey Johnson, American heiress and socialite (b. 1979)
  • 2010-01-04 Rory Markas, American sportscaster (b. 1955)
  • 2010-01-07 Willie Mitchell, American soul singer (b. 1928)
  • 2010-01-11 Joe Rollino, American strongman, weightlifter, and boxer (b. 1905)
  • 2010-01-13 Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B singer (b. 1950)
  • 2010-01-13 Jay Reatard, American garage punk musician (b. 1980)
  • 2010-01-19 Jennifer Lyon American reality television personality (Survivor) (b. 1972)
  • 2010-01-22 Jean Simmons, English-American actress (b. 1929)
  • 2010-01-24 Pernell Roberts, American actor & singer, last surviving star of Bonanza (b. 1928)

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2010-01-27 J. D. Salinger, American novelist (The Catcher in the Rye), dies at 91

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger
  • 2010-01-27 Howard Zinn, American historian (b. 1922)
  • 2010-01-27 Zelda Rubinstein, American actress (b. 1933)
  • 2010-02-08 John Murtha, American politician (b. 1932)
  • 2010-02-09 Phil Harris, American fisherman from Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch (b. 1956)
  • 2010-02-09 Walter Frederick Morrison, American inventor (b. 1920)
  • 2010-02-10 Charles Wilson, American politician (b. 1933)
  • 2010-02-10 Fred Schaus, American basketball coach and executive (b. 1925)
  • 2010-02-14 Doug Fieger, American musician The Knack (b. 1952)
  • 2010-02-20 Alexander Haig, American soldier and politician (b. 1924)
  • 2010-03-04 Nan Martin, American actress (b. 1927)
  • 2010-03-04 Roger Newman, British-born American actor and television writer (b. 1940)
  • 2010-03-04 Angelo Poffo, American professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • 2010-03-04 Joanne Simpson, American meteorologist (b. 1923)
  • 2010-03-04 Lolly Vegas, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 2010-03-09 Doris Haddock, American political activist (b. 1910)
  • 2010-03-14 Peter Graves [Aurness], American actor, dies at 83
  • 2010-03-17 Alex Chilton, American musician (b. 1950)
  • 2010-03-17 Alex Chilton, American singer-songwriter (Box Tops), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 2010-03-18 Fess Parker, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 2010-03-20 Liz Carpenter, American feminist writer (b. 1920)
  • 2010-03-20 Stewart Udall, American politician, environmentalist (b. 1920)
  • 2010-03-24 Jim Marshall, American photographer (b. 1936)
  • 2010-03-24 Robert Culp, American actor (b. 1930)
  • 2010-03-24 Johnny Maestro, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 2010-03-28 June Havoc Ellen Evangeline Hovick], Canadian-born American stage and screen actress, dies at 97
  • 2010-03-30 Jaime Escalante, Bolivian-born American high school teacher at Garfield High School (b. 1930)
  • 2010-03-31 Shirley Mills, American actress (b. 1926)
  • 2010-04-01 John Forsythe, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 92
  • 2010-04-02 Chris Kanyon, American wrestler (b. 1970)
  • 2010-04-06 Wilma Mankiller, Native American activist, 1st woman chief of the Cherokee Nation, dies of cancer at 64
  • 2010-04-08 Jack Agnew, American World War II veteran (b. 1922)
  • 2010-04-10 Dixie Carter, an American actress (b.1939)
  • 2010-04-14 Peter Steele, American musician. (b. 1968)
  • 2010-04-15 Jack Herer, American author and cannabis activist (b. 1939)
  • 2010-04-19 Keith "Guru" Elam, American rapper (b. 1966)

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2010-04-20 Dorothy Height, American civil rights activist, dies at 98

Women's and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Women's and Civil Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • 2010-05-04 Ernie Harwell, American sportscaster (b. 1918)
  • 2010-05-09 Lena Horne, American singer and actress (b. 1917)
  • 2010-05-10 Frank Frazetta, American artist (b. 1928)
  • 2010-05-11 Frank Frazetta, American fantasy and science fiction artist (b. 1928)
  • 2010-05-16 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter, and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell), dies at 67
  • 2010-05-16 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 91
  • 2010-05-17 Walasse Ting, Chinese/American painter (b. 1929)
  • 2010-05-24 Raymond V. Haysbert, African-American business executive and civil rights leader (b. 1920)
  • 2010-05-24 Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (b. 1972)
  • 2010-05-26 Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television personality (b. 1912)
  • 2010-05-28 Gary Coleman, American actor (Diff'rent Strokes), dies at 42
  • 2010-05-29 Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (b. 1936)