United States of America in History (Part 48)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4701 - 4,800 of 10,241

  • 1950-07-17 P.J. Soles, German-born American actress
  • 1950-07-18 Glenn Hughes, American singer (Village People) (d. 2001)
  • 1950-07-19 Freddy Moore, American songwriter
  • 1950-07-23 Alex Kozinski, Romanian-born American judge
  • 1950-07-26 Rich Vogler, American race car driver (d. 1990)
  • 1950-08-12 Jim Beaver, American actor and writer
  • 1950-08-15 Tom Kelly, American baseball manager
  • 1950-08-16 Marshall Manesh, Iranian-born American actor
  • 1950-08-21 Arthur Bremer, American criminal who shot George Wallace in May 1972 leaving him paralyzed, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1950-08-24 Tim White, American anthropologist
  • 1950-08-25 Charles Fambrough, American jazz musician
  • 1950-08-26 Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1950-08-29 Dave Reichert, American politician and sheriff
  • 1950-09-02 Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
  • 1950-09-03 Doug Pinnick, American bassist and singer (King's X)
  • 1950-09-08 Mike Simpson, American politician
  • 1950-09-14 Michael Nifong, American attorney
  • 1950-09-16 Loyd Grossman, American television presenter
  • 1950-09-19 Joan Lunden, Fair Oaks California, news host (Good Morning America)
  • 1950-09-28 Laurie Lewis, American musician
  • 1950-10-01 Jeane Manson, American singer and actress
  • 1950-10-05 Edward P. Jones, American writer
  • 1950-10-09 Jody Williams, American teacher and aid worker, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1950-10-10 Nora Roberts, American novelist
  • 1950-10-12 Dave Freudenthal, American politician
  • 1950-10-18 Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright (d. 2006)
  • 1950-10-20 Tom Petty, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1950-10-24 Steven Greenberg, American composer
  • 1950-11-01 Dan Peck, Panama City Fla, rock vocalist/guitarist (America)
  • 1950-11-03 Joe Queenan, American writer
  • 1950-11-04 Charles Frazier, American author
  • 1950-11-10 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (d. 2005)
  • 1950-11-16 John Swartzwelder, American television writer and novelist
  • 1950-11-18 Eric Pierpoint, American actor
  • 1950-11-21 Stephen Geyer, American film & television songwriter
  • 1950-12-01 Keith Thibodeaux, American actor and drummer
  • 1950-12-08 Dan Hartman, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, American musician (Edgar Winter Group)
  • 1950-12-10 Tom Towles, American actor
  • 1950-12-16 Claudia Cohen, American gossip columnist and socialite (d. 2007)
  • 1950-12-17 Laurence F. Johnson, American educator
  • 1950-12-18 Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne) (d. 2002)
  • 1950-12-21 Jeffrey Katzenberg, American film producer
  • 1950-12-23 Michael C. Burgess, American politician
  • 1950-12-24 Dana Gioia, American poet
  • 1950-12-25 Karl Rove, former American presidential advisor
  • 1950-12-30 Lewis Shiner, American sci-fi/fantasy author
  • 1951-01-12 Rush Limbaugh, Girardeau Missouri, American right wing radio personality
  • 1951-01-12 Ann Althouse, American law professor

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1951-01-15 Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist (Chico and the Man, Love Boat)

Actress Charo
Actress
Charo
  • 1951-01-28 Brian Bilbray, American politician
  • 1951-02-08 Z'EV, American text/sound artist (born Stefan Weisser)
  • 1951-02-10 Bob [Robert] Iger, American entertainment executive (CEO of The Walt Disney Company), born in New York City
  • 1951-02-13 Greg Fulginiti, American mastering engineer
  • 1951-02-14 JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater
  • 1951-02-16 William Katt, American actor (Greatest American Hero, Carrie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-02-24 Debra Jo Rupp, American actress
  • 1951-02-25 James Brown, American sportscaster
  • 1951-02-28 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)
  • 1951-03-04 Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, American novelist (d. 1982)
  • 1951-03-07 Francis Rocco Prestia, American musician (Tower of Power)
  • 1951-03-09 Michael Kinsley, American journalist and editor
  • 1951-03-14 Jerry Greenfield, American co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream
  • 1951-03-18 Ben Cohen, American co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream
  • 1951-03-20 Curt Smith, American author and media host
  • 1951-04-05 Dean Kamen, American inventor
  • 1951-04-10 David Helvarg, American journalist and environmental activist
  • 1951-04-11 Doris McGowen Beck Angleton, American socialite (d. 1997)
  • 1951-04-11 James Patrick Kelly, American author
  • 1951-04-19 Barry Brown, American actor and writer (d. 1978)
  • 1951-04-21 Michael Hartley Freedman, American mathematician
  • 1951-04-29 Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
  • 1951-05-13 Jim Douglas, American politician, governor of Vermont
  • 1951-05-14 Robert Zemeckis, American film director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951-05-19 Dick Slater, American professional wrestler
  • 1951-05-25 Bob Gale, American screenwriter
  • 1951-06-04 Charles Dickinson, American author
  • 1951-06-04 Wendy Pini, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1951-06-05 Suze Orman, American financial advisor, writer, and television personality.
  • 1951-06-08 Tony Rice, American acoustic guitarist
  • 1951-06-09 James Newton Howard, American film composer
  • 1951-06-13 Richard Thomas, American actor (John Boy-Waltons, Last Summer, Johnny Belinda), born in New York City
  • 1951-06-15 Steve Walsh, American singer (Kansas)
  • 1951-06-20 Tress MacNeille, American voice actress
  • 1951-06-29 Don Rosa, American ilustrator
  • 1951-07-01 Anne Feeney, American protest singer
  • 1951-07-01 Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer
  • 1951-07-04 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American politician
  • 1951-07-10 Phyllis Smith, American actress
  • 1951-07-10 Cheryl Wheeler, American singer and songwriter
  • 1951-07-12 Brian Grazer, American film producer
  • 1951-07-13 Rob Bishop, American politician
  • 1951-07-18 Margo Martindale, American actress
  • 1951-07-19 Abel Ferrara, American filmmake
  • 1951-07-19 Jayson Stark, American sportswriter
  • 1951-08-08 Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
  • 1951-08-12 Willie Horton, American murderer and rapist
  • 1951-08-14 Peter Blegvad, American musician (Slapp Happy)
  • 1951-08-14 Carl Lumbly, American actor (Cagney & Lacey, Alias), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1951-08-15 Ann Biderman, American film and television writer
  • 1951-08-16 Richard Hunt, American puppeteer (d. 1992)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4701 - 4,800 of 5,057

  • 2014-02-16 Michael Shea, American sci-fi author, dies at 67
  • 2014-02-17 Bob Casale, American musician, dies from heart failure at 61
  • 2014-02-18 Maria Franziska von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer, dies at 99
  • 2014-02-19 Dale Gardner, American astronaut, dies from a brain aneurysm at 65
  • 2014-02-22 Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist & Poet, dies at 98
  • 2014-02-24 Harold Ramis, American actor & director, dies from vasculitis at 69
  • 2014-02-26 Frank Reed, American soul singer, dies at 59
  • 2014-03-02 Justin Kaplan, American editor and biographer (Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain - Pulitzer Price 1967), dies at 88
  • 2014-03-03 William R. Pogue, American astronaut, dies at 84
  • 2014-03-05 Geoff Edwards, American game show host, dies from pneumonia at 83
  • 2014-03-08 William Guarnere, American WWII veteran, dies at 90
  • 2014-03-21 James Rebhorn, American actor, dies from melanoma at 65
  • 2014-03-22 Patrice Wymore, American actress, dies from natural causes at 87
  • 2014-04-03 Freda Kida, American cartoonist, dies at 93
  • 2014-04-05 John Pinette, American comedian and actor (The Punisher, Junior), dies from an pulmonary embolism at 50
  • 2014-04-06 Mickey Rooney, American Emmy award-winning actor (Boys Town, The Black Stallion), dies at 93
  • 2014-04-08 The Ultimate Warrior [James Brian Hellwig], American Hall of Fame professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 54
  • 2014-04-11 Jesse Winchester, American musician and songwriter, dies from bladder cancer at 69
  • 2014-04-20 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American boxer whose murder convictions were overturned after 19 years in prison, dies of prostate cancer at 76
  • 2014-04-28 Dennis Kamakahi, American Grammy Award-winning musician, dies from lung cancer at 61
  • 2014-04-28 Jack Ramsay, American Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies from cancer at 89
  • 2014-04-30 Leo Kraft, American composer, dies at 91
  • 2014-05-02 Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., American actor, dies at 95
  • 2014-05-03 Gary Becker, American economist & Nobel laureate, dies from complications following surgery at 83
  • 2014-05-03 Jim Oberstar, American politician, dies at 79
  • 2014-05-06 Jimmy Ellis, American boxer & WBA heavyweight champion, dies from dementia at 74
  • 2014-05-07 Will Gaines, American-British tap dancer, dies at 86
  • 2014-05-08 Roger L. Easton, American scientist, inventor and designer of GPS, dies at 93
  • 2014-05-09 Mel Patton, American sprinter, double Olympic champion, dies at 89
  • 2014-05-11 Ed Gagliardi, American bass guitarist, dies from cancer at 62
  • 2014-05-17 Gerald Edelman, American biologist & Nobel laureate, dies from natural causes at 84
  • 2014-05-18 Jerry Vale, American singer, dies at 83
  • 2014-05-22 Mathew Cowles, American actor, dies at 69
  • 2014-05-23 Mona Freeman, American actress, dies at 87

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2014-05-28 Maya Angelou [Marguerite Johnson], American author ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), poet and actress (Nyo-Roots), dies at 86

Author, Poet and Actress Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Actress
Maya Angelou
  • 2014-05-31 Martha Hyer, American actress, dies at 89
  • 2014-06-01 Ann B. Davis, American actress, dies from a subdural hematoma from a fall at 88
  • 2014-06-04 Don Zimmer, American baseball manager, dies from heart failure as a complication from cardiac surgery at 83
  • 2014-06-09 Bob Welch, American MLB pitcher, dies at 57
  • 2014-06-11 Ruby Dee, American actress, dies at 91
  • 2014-06-14 Rodney Thomas, American NFL running back, dies at 41

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2014-06-15 Casey Kasem, creator of American Top 40 and the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo, dies from Lewy body dementia at 82

Disc jockey and actor Casey Kasem
Disc jockey and actor
Casey Kasem
  • 2014-06-15 Daniel Keyes, American author (Flowers for Algernon), dies from complications from pneumonia at 86
  • 2014-06-18 Johnny Mann, American Grammy-award winning musician, dies at 85
  • 2014-06-19 Gerry Goffin, American Hall of Fame lyricist, dies at 75
  • 2014-06-22 Teenie Hodges, American rhythm and blues guitarist, dies from complications from emphysema at 68
  • 2014-06-24 Eli Wallach, American actor, dies at 98
  • 2014-06-27 Bobby Womack, American Hall of Fame R&B singer, dies at 70
  • 2014-06-28 Meshach Taylor, American actor, dies from colorectal cancer at 67
  • 2014-06-30 Bob Hastings, American actor, dies from prostate cancer at 89
  • 2014-06-30 Paul Mazursky, American film director and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary cardiac arrest at 84
  • 2014-07-01 Walter Dean Myers, African-American author, dies at 76
  • 2014-07-05 Rosemary Murphy, German-born American actress, dies from esophageal cancer at 89
  • 2014-07-07 Dick Jones, American actor, dies at 87

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2014-07-09 Eileen Ford, American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), dies from complications of meningioma and osteoporosis at 92

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford
  • 2014-07-11 Tommy Ramone [Erdélyi Tamás], Hungarian-American punk rock drummer/bassist (Ramones), dies of bile duct cancer at 65
  • 2014-07-13 Thomas Berger, American novelist, dies at 89
  • 2014-07-16 Johnny Winter, American Hall of Fame blues musician, dies at 70
  • 2014-07-17 Henry Hartsfield Jr, American astronaut, DIES FROM complications from back surgery at 80
  • 2014-07-17 Elaine Stritch, American actress (30 Rock, Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, dies in her sleep at 89
  • 2014-07-19 James Garner, American actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick), dies of acute myocardial infarction at 86
  • 2014-07-19 Skye McCole Bartusiak, American actress, dies at 21
  • 2014-07-25 Bel Kaufman, American actor, dies at 103
  • 2014-07-28 Margot Adler, American journalist, dies from endometrial cancer at 68
  • 2014-07-29 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, dies at 74
  • 2014-07-30 Dick Wagner, American rock guitarist (the Frost), dies at 71
  • 2014-08-02 Rosetta Hightower, American singer, dies at 70
  • 2014-08-09 Ed Nelson, American actor, dies from heart failure at 85

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2014-08-11 Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting), commits suspected suicide at 63

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • 2014-08-12 Lauren Bacall, American actress (Key Largo), dies of a stroke at 89
  • 2014-08-15 Licia Albanese, Italian-born American operatic soprano, dies at 105

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2014-09-04 Joan Rivers, American comedienne (Late Show, Hollywood Sq), dies at 81 after serious complications from a procedure on her vocal cords

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers
  • 2014-09-09 Denny Miller, American actor, dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 80
  • 2014-09-10 Richard Kiel, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 2014-09-11 Bob Crewe, American songwriter and producer (Big Girls Don't Cry), dies at 83
  • 2014-09-17 George Hamilton IV, American country musician, dies from complications from a heart attack at 77
  • 2014-09-27 James A Traficant Jr, American politician, dies at 73
  • 2014-09-30 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist & Nobel Laureate, dies from a heart attack at 87
  • 2014-10-04 Paul Revere, American musician, dies from cancer at 76
  • 2014-10-06 Marian Seldes, American actress,dies at 86
  • 2014-10-09 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer, dies from complications of dementia 89
  • 2014-10-14 Elizabeth Peña, American actress, dies from cirrhosis at 55
  • 2014-10-16 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer, dies from cardiac arrest at 72
  • 2014-10-24 Marcia Strassman, American actress, dies from breast cancer at 66
  • 2014-10-28 Galway Kinnell, American author, dies from leukemia at 87
  • 2014-11-01 Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), dies at 48
  • 2014-11-14 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer, dies from esophageal cancer at 77
  • 2014-11-17 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), dies at 78
  • 2014-11-19 Mike Nichols[Peschowsky], German-born American director, dies from cardiac arrest at 83
  • 2014-12-02 Chris White, American rock bassist, dies at 78
  • 2014-12-02 Bobby Keyes, American Saxophonist, dies at 70
  • 2014-12-07 Ken Weatherwax, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 59
  • 2014-12-07 John Bartholomew Tucker, American TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island), dies at 84
  • 2014-12-09 Mary Ann Mobley, American model/actress, dies from breast cancer at 77
  • 2014-12-16 Ernie Terrell, American boxer, dies at 75
  • 2014-12-30 Yolande Donlan, American-born British actress (Penny Princess, Express Bongo), dies at 94
  • 2014-12-30 Luise Rainer, German and American actress, - 1st actor to win multiple Academy Awards (1936, 1937), dies at 104
  • 2015-01-01 Mario Cuomo, American Democratic Party politician and the 52nd Governor of New York (1983-95), dies of a heart condition at 82
  • 2015-01-01 Donna Douglas, American actress (Elly May Clampett-The Beverly Hillbillies), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82
  • 2015-01-02 [Little] Jimmy Dickens, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 94