United States of America in History (Part 42)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4101 - 4,200 of 10,241

  • 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 mathematician
  • 1944-08-08 Brooke Bundy, American actress
  • 1944-08-15 Tom Murphy, American politician
  • 1944-08-24 Peter Hutton, American filmmaker, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1944-08-27 Tim Bogert, American rocker (Vanilla Fudge), born in New York City
  • 1944-08-27 G W Bailey, Port Arthur, Texas, American actor (Police Academy, The Closer)
  • 1944-08-28 Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate
  • 1944-08-30 Charles Colbert, rocker (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-08-30 Molly Ivins, American political humorist (d. 2007)
  • 1944-09-12 Leonard Peltier, American activist
  • 1944-09-21 Steve Beshear, American politician (D) Governor of Kentucky (2007-2015), born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky
  • 1944-09-21 Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, born in Norman, Oklahoma (d. 1988)
  • 1944-09-25 Doris Matsui, American politician
  • 1944-09-28 Matthew Cowles, American soap actor (Eban Japes-Loving, Billy-All My Children), born in New York, (d 2014)
  • 1944-10-03 Roy Horn, German-American Las Vegas entertainer (Siegfried & Roy)
  • 1944-10-03 Bob Riley, American politician, governor of Alabama
  • 1944-10-07 Judee Sill, American musician (d. 1979)
  • 1944-10-08 Susan Raye, American singer
  • 1944-10-15 Haim Saban, Egyptian-born American media proprietor
  • 1944-10-25 James Carville, American political stategist and commentator
  • 1944-11-07 James Dashow, American/Italian composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-11-07 Ken Patera, American professional wrestler
  • 1944-11-10 Silvestre Reyes, American politician
  • 1944-11-17 Tom Seaver, American MLB pitcher (NY Met, 300 game winner, Cy Young '69 '73 '75), born in Fresno, California
  • 1944-11-25 Ben Stein, American actor
  • 1944-11-28 Timothy Krajcir, American serial killer
  • 1944-12-01 Eric Bloom, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Blue Öyster Cult)
  • 1944-12-01 Michael W. Hagee, 33rd Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
  • 1944-12-07 Jamiel Chagra, American drug trafficker
  • 1944-12-07 Daniel Chorzempa, American organist
  • 1944-12-09 Ki Longfellow, American novelist
  • 1944-12-09 Bob O'Connor, American politician
  • 1944-12-11 Teri Garr, American actress (Mr. Mom, Young Frankenstein), born in Lakewood, Ohio (or 1947)
  • 1944-12-11 Jon Garrison, American tenor
  • 1944-12-19 Tim Reid, Norfolk VA, American actor and comedian (Venus Flytrap-WKRP, Frank's Place)
  • 1944-12-19 William Christie, American-born director of Les Arts Florissants
  • 1944-12-19 Mitchell Feigenbaum, American mathematical physicist
  • 1944-12-23 Wesley Clark, American military officer
  • 1944-12-27 Tracy Nelson, American singer, born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1944-12-28 Johnny Isakson, American politician
  • 1944-12-28 Kary Mullis, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1944-12-31 Taylor Hackford, American director (Devil's Advocate, Ray), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1945-01-04 Richard R. Schrock, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1945-01-06 Allen Appel, American novelist
  • 1945-01-09 John Doman, American actor
  • 1945-01-10 Edward Wiskoski, American professional wrestler
  • 1945-01-14 Vonetta McGee, American actress, born in San Francisco, California, (d. 2010)
  • 1945-01-15 Vince Foster, American lawyer (d. 1993), born in Hope, Arkansas
  • 1945-01-24 John Garamendi, American politician
  • 1945-01-26 Barbara Kruger, American conceptual artist, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1945-02-13 King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (Groove Me), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2006)
  • 1945-02-15 Douglas Hofstadter, American academic and writer
  • 1945-02-20 Brion James, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1945-02-22 Oliver [William Oliver Swofford], American pop singer (Good Morning Starshine, Jean), born in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • 1945-03-04 Frank Novak, American actor
  • 1945-03-08 Jim Chapman, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1985-1997), born in Washington, District of Columbia
  • 1945-03-08 Bruce Broughton, American composer
  • 1945-03-09 Dennis Rader, American serial killer
  • 1945-03-10 Elizabeth Brumfiel, [Elizabeth Stern], American feminist archaeologist, former president of the American Anthropological Association
  • 1945-03-12 Sammy "The Bull" Gravano, American gangster
  • 1945-03-15 Mark J Green, American lawyer/author (Closed Enterprise System), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-03-20 Henry Bartholomay, American fighter pilot
  • 1945-03-24 Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist
  • 1945-03-24 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2016)
  • 1945-03-31 Valerie Curtin, American actress, writer, and producer
  • 1945-04-02 Anne Waldman, American poet
  • 1945-04-06 Neal Boortz, American talk radio personality
  • 1945-04-13 Tony Dow, American actor and director (Wally-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1945-04-13 Charles Robinson, American actor
  • 1945-04-16 Tom Allen, American politician
  • 1945-04-20 Michael Brandon, American actor
  • 1945-04-30 Annie Dillard, American writer (An American Childhood)
  • 1945-05-02 Sarah Weddington, American attorney
  • 1945-05-13 Sam Anderson, American actor
  • 1945-05-24 Priscilla Presley, American actress (Jenna-Dallas, Naked Gun), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-05-28 John Fogerty, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1945-05-28 Hunter "Patch" Adams, American doctor
  • 1945-05-28 John N. Bambacus, American politician

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4101 - 4,200 of 5,057

  • 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)
  • 2010-05-31 Louise Bourgeois, French-born American sculpter (b. 1911)
  • 2010-05-31 William A. Fraker, American cinematographer (b. 1923)
  • 2010-05-31 Benjamin Lees, American composer (b. 1924)
  • 2010-06-03 Rue McClanahan, American actress ("The Golden Girls"), dies at 76
  • 2010-06-06 Marvin Isley, American Musician The Isley Brothers (b. 1953)
  • 2010-06-18 Trent Acid, American professional wrestler (b.1980)
  • 2010-06-25 Richard B. Sellars, American business executive (b. 1915)
  • 2010-06-28 Bill Aucoin, American rock band manager (b. 1943)
  • 2010-06-28 Robert Byrd, US Senator (Democrat-WV, 1959-2010), majority leader and once the longest-serving Senator in history, dies at 92
  • 2010-06-30 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Bobo, Big Sleep), dies at 80
  • 2010-07-01 Ilene Woods, American actress (b. 1929)
  • 2010-07-09 Vonetta McGee, American actress, dies from cardiac arrest at 65
  • 2010-07-12 Harvey Pekar, American comic book writer (b. 1939)

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2010-07-13 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and owner of the New York Yankees, dies from heart attack at 80

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 2010-07-14 Gene Ludwig, American jazz organist (b. 1937)
  • 2010-07-15 James E. Akins, American diplomat and advisor to Richard Nixon (b. 1926)
  • 2010-07-16 James Gammon, American actor (b. 1940)
  • 2010-07-23 Daniel Schorr, American journalist (b. 1916)
  • 2010-07-27 Maury Chaykin, American-born Canadian actor (b. 1949)

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2010-08-08 Patricia Neal, American actress, dies at 84

Actress Patricia Neal
Actress
Patricia Neal
  • 2010-08-09 Ted Stevens, American politician (b. 1923)
  • 2010-08-12 Richie Hayward, American musician (Little Feat) (b. 1946)
  • 2010-08-13 Lance Cade, American professional wrestler (b. 1981)
  • 2010-08-13 Edwin Newman, American broadcast journalist (b. 1919)
  • 2010-08-14 Herman Leonard, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • 2010-08-18 Hal Connolly, American Athlete and hammer thrower (b.1931)
  • 2010-08-18 Scott Davis, American Announcer of Track and Field (b.1943)
  • 2010-09-03 Robert Schimmel, American stand-up comedian (b. 1950)
  • 2010-09-07 Barbara Holland, American writer (b. 1933)
  • 2010-09-07 John Kluge, American television mogul (Metromedia) and at one time the richest person in the United States, dies at 95
  • 2010-09-07 Glenn Shadix, American Actor (b. 1952)
  • 2010-09-20 Leonard Skinner, American high school gym teacher; namesake of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd (b. 1933)
  • 2010-09-22 Eddie Fisher, American singer (b. 1928)
  • 2010-09-23 Teresa Lewis, American murderer (b. 1969)
  • 2010-09-25 Art Gilmore, American actor (b. 1912)

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2010-09-26 Gloria Stuart, American actress dies from respiratory failure at 100

Actress Gloria Stuart
Actress
Gloria Stuart
  • 2010-09-28 Dolores Wilson, American opera singer (b. 1928)
  • 2010-09-29 Tony Curtis, American Actor (b. 1925)
  • 2010-09-29 Greg Giraldo, American comedian (Comedy Central Roast) (b.1965)
  • 2010-10-03 Ben Mondor, Canadian-born American baseball executive (b. 1925)
  • 2010-10-05 Mary Leona Gage, American beauty pageant winner and actress (b. 1939)
  • 2010-10-07 T Lavitz, American musician (b. 1956)
  • 2010-10-08 Frank Bourgholtzer, American television correspondent (b. 1919)
  • 2010-10-10 Solomon Burke, American singer (b. 1940)
  • 2010-10-12 Belva Plain, American novelist (b. 1919)
  • 2010-10-13 Vernon Biever, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • 2010-10-14 Benoît Mandelbrot, Polish-born American mathematician (b. 1924)
  • 2010-10-15 Richard C. Miller, American photographer (b. 1912)
  • 2010-10-15 Mildred Fay Jefferson, American physician and pro-life activist (b. 1926)
  • 2010-10-15 Johnny Sheffield, American actor (b. 1931)
  • 2010-10-16 Barbara Billingsley, American actress (Leave it to Beaver), dies at 94
  • 2010-10-16 Eyedea, American rapper (Eyedea & Abilities) (b. 1981)
  • 2010-10-18 Marion Brown, American jazz musician (b. 1931)
  • 2010-10-19 Tom Bosley, American actor (b. 1927)

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2010-10-20 Bob Guccione, American publisher (Penthouse magazine), dies at 79

Publisher Bob Guccione
Publisher
Bob Guccione
  • 2010-10-23 Francis Crippen, American long-distance swimmer (b. 1984)
  • 2010-10-23 Leo Cullum, American cartoonist (d. 1942)
  • 2010-10-24 Lamont Johnson, American television director (b. 1922)
  • 2010-10-24 Joseph Stein, American playwright (b. 1912)
  • 2010-10-25 Lisa Blount, American actress and producer (b. 1957)
  • 2010-10-26 Glen "Frosty" Little, American circus clown (b. 1925)
  • 2010-10-27 Denise Borino, American actress (b. 1964)
  • 2010-10-27 James Wall, American actor and stage manager (b. 1917)
  • 2010-10-28 James MacArthur, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2010-10-31 Theodore Sorensen, American lawyer and special counsel to John F. Kennedy (b. 1928)
  • 2010-11-01 Charlie O'Donnell, American television announcer (b. 1932)
  • 2010-11-02 Andy Irons, American professional surfer (b. 1978)
  • 2010-11-03 Jerry Bock, American musical theatre composer (b. 1928)

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2010-11-04 Sparky Anderson, American baseball manager, dies at 76

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 2010-11-04 Michelle Nicastro, American actress and singer (b. 1960)
  • 2010-11-05 Jill Clayburgh, American actress (b. 1944)
  • 2010-11-05 Shirley Verrett, American operatic mezzo-soprano (b. 1931)
  • 2010-11-06 Robert Lipshutz, American attorney and counsel to the Carter Adminisrtation (b. 1921)
  • 2010-11-08 Jack Levine, American painter (b. 1915)
  • 2010-11-08 Alex Fagan, American law enforcement official (b. 1950)
  • 2010-11-10 Dave Niehaus, American sportscaster (b. 1935)
  • 2010-11-11 Baby Marie Osborne, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 2010-11-11 William Edwin Self, American actor and television producer (b. 1921)
  • 2010-11-13 Allan Sandage, American astronomer (b. 1926)
  • 2010-11-14 Wes Santee, American middle distance runner, dies at 78
  • 2010-11-15 Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster and journalist (b. 1932)
  • 2010-11-16 Donald Nyrop, American airline executive (b. 1912)
  • 2010-11-16 Ronni Chasen, American film publicist (b. 1946)
  • 2010-11-16 Britton Chance, American molecular biologist and yachtsman (b. 1913)
  • 2010-11-20 Laurie Bembenek, American convicted murderer and fugitive (b. 1958)
  • 2010-11-20 Chalmers Johnson, American political scholar and author (b. 1931)
  • 2010-11-21 Norris Church Mailer, American model and widow of Norman Mailer (b. 1949)
  • 2010-11-21 Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American artist and writer (b. 1917)
  • 2010-11-21 David Nolan, American politicial activist (b. 1943)
  • 2010-11-23 James Tyler, American musicologist and author (b. 1940)
  • 2010-11-25 Alfred Balk, American magazine editor and journalist (b. 1930)
  • 2010-11-25 C. Scott Littleton, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1933)
  • 2010-11-27 Irvin Kershner, American director (b. 1923)
  • 2010-11-28 Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist (b. 1921)