United States of America in History (Part 49)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4801 - 4,900 of 10,214

  • 1951-11-18 Justin Raimondo, American author
  • 1951-11-20 David Walters, American politician
  • 1951-11-22 Kent Nagano, American conductor
  • 1951-11-25 Bill Morrissey, American musician
  • 1951-11-29 Roger Troutman, American musician (d. 1999)
  • 1951-12-02 Adrian Devine, American baseball pitcher
  • 1951-12-03 Ray Candy, American professional wrestler (d. 1994)
  • 1951-12-03 John and Greg Rice, American twin actors
  • 1951-12-08 Bill Bryson, American author
  • 1951-12-16 Robben Ford, American guitarist
  • 1952-01-03 Jim Ross, American wrestling announcer
  • 1952-01-06 Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • 1952-01-06 Frank Sivero, Italian-born American actor
  • 1952-01-08 Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist
  • 1952-01-12 Charles Faulkner, American motivational speaker and author
  • 1952-01-12 Walter Mosley, American author
  • 1952-01-14 Maureen Dowd, American writer
  • 1952-01-18 R. Stevie Moore, American singer, songwriter, and home recording pioneer
  • 1952-01-18 Michael Behe, American advocate of Intelligent Design
  • 1952-01-19 Dewey Bunell, Yorkshire England, rock guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
  • 1952-01-21 Louis Menand, American writer and critic
  • 1952-01-25 Timothy White, American journalist (d. 2002)
  • 1952-02-19 Amy Tan, American novelist
  • 1952-02-22 Bill Frist, American politician
  • 1952-02-25 Jerry Chamberlain, American musician
  • 1952-02-28 William Finn, American composer
  • 1952-02-29 Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush, American television personality
  • 1952-03-01 Steven Barnes, American writer
  • 1952-03-02 Mark Evanier, American writer
  • 1952-03-08 George Felix Allen, American politician
  • 1952-03-12 Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist
  • 1952-03-15 Howard Koh, American state government official
  • 1952-03-16 Philippe Kahn, French-American entrepreneur
  • 1952-03-19 Harvey Weinstein, American film producer (Miramax), born in New York City
  • 1952-03-22 Jay Dee Daugherty, American drummer
  • 1952-03-23 Kim Stanley Robinson, American author
  • 1952-04-03 Mike Moore, American politician and attorney
  • 1952-04-05 Mitch Pileggi, American actor
  • 1952-04-12 Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist (d. 2004)
  • 1952-04-13 Ron Dittemore, American space administrator
  • 1952-04-16 Billy West, American voice actor
  • 1952-04-27 Larry Elder, American political commentator
  • 1952-05-03 Caitlin Clarke. American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1952-05-06 Michael O'Hare, American actor
  • 1952-05-11 Mike Lupica, American sports journalist
  • 1952-05-11 Warren Littlefield, American television executive
  • 1952-05-14 Robert Zemeckis, American film director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952-05-14 Scott Irwin, American professional wrestler (d. 1987)
  • 1952-05-16 James Herndon, American media psychologist
  • 1952-05-18 Jeana Yeager, American aviator

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1952-05-21 Mr. T, [Lawrence Tureaud], American actor (A-Team, Rocky III, T & T), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actor Mr. T
Actor
Mr. T
  • 1952-05-25 Al Sarrantonio, American writer
  • 1952-05-25 Gordon Smith, American politician
  • 1952-05-25 Jeffrey Bewkes, American media executive
  • 1952-05-28 Russell J. Wintner, American film executive
  • 1952-06-02 Gary Bettman, American National Hockey League commissioner
  • 1952-06-05 Carole Fredericks, American singer (d. 2001)
  • 1952-06-05 Daniel Katzen, American classical musician
  • 1952-06-06 Harvey Fierstein, American actor
  • 1952-06-13 Tony Bruno, American talkshow host
  • 1952-06-14 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1952-06-14 Leon Wieseltier, American writer.
  • 1952-06-15 Sandra Cassel, American actress
  • 1952-07-01 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician (d. 2006)
  • 1952-07-08 Anna Quindlen, American columnist
  • 1952-07-14 Franklin Graham, American evangelist
  • 1952-07-14 Bob Casale, AKA Bob 2, American Musician (Devo), (d. 2014)
  • 1952-07-15 Johnny Thunders, American musician (d. 1991)
  • 1952-07-15 Terry O'Quinn, American actor
  • 1952-07-15 Judy McGrath, American television executive
  • 1952-07-16 Robert David Steele, American spy
  • 1952-07-19 Robert A. Ficano, American politician
  • 1952-07-19 John Griesheimer, American politician
  • 1952-07-21 John Barrasso, [John Anthony Barrasso III], American politician, junior senator from Wyoming, born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-07-24 Gus Van Sant, American film director (Good Will Hunting), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1952-08-03 Frank Schaeffer, American author
  • 1952-08-10 Daniel Hugh Kelly, American actor
  • 1952-08-10 Diane Venora, American actress
  • 1952-08-11 Bob Mothersbaugh, AKA Bob 1, American Musician (DEVO)
  • 1952-08-13 Herb Ritts, American photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1952-08-13 Hughie Thomasson, American musician (d. 2007)
  • 1952-08-22 Peter Laughner, American musician (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu) (d. 1977)
  • 1952-08-24 Bob Corker, American politician (Senator from Tennessee), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1952-08-26 Will Shortz, American crossword editor
  • 1952-08-28 Rita Dove, American poet
  • 1952-08-29 Karen Hesse, American children's writer
  • 1952-09-12 Gerry Beckley, rock vocalist/guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
  • 1952-09-13 Randy Jones, American musician (The Village People)
  • 1952-09-13 Raymond O'Connor, American actor
  • 1952-09-13 Don Was, American singer
  • 1952-09-16 Mickey Rourke, American actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1952-09-18 Rick Pitino, American basketball coach
  • 1952-09-24 Mark Sandman, American musician (Morphine), (d. 1999)
  • 1952-09-25 Gloria Jean Watkins, American scholar
  • 1952-09-29 Max Sandlin, American politician
  • 1952-10-07 Mary Badham, American actress
  • 1952-10-08 Edward Zwick, American film director

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1952-10-09 Sharon Osbourne, English/American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor, America's Got Talent) and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London

Music Manager/TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager/TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • 1952-10-16 Boogie Mosson, American musician (P Funk)
  • 1952-10-16 Ron Taylor, American actor (d. 2002)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4801 - 4,900 of 5,055

  • 2015-01-04 Stuart Scott, American sports journalist (ESPN), dies of cancer at 49
  • 2015-01-08 AndraĆ© Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), dies at 72
  • 2015-01-08 Curtis Lee, American singer (Pretty Little Angel Eyes), dies at 75
  • 2015-01-10 Robert Stone, American novelist (Dog Soldiers, WUSA), dies from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 77
  • 2015-01-15 Kim Fowley, American record producer (the Runaways), dies at 75
  • 2015-01-27 Charles Townes, American Physicist (Nobel Prize 1964 for mazer-lazer principle), dies at 99
  • 2015-01-28 Louise Lopez, American singer (Odyssey), dies at 81
  • 2015-01-29 Rod McKuen, American singer-songwriter (Jean) and poet, dies at 81

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2015-01-30 Carl Djerassi, Austrian-born American chemist, father of the contraceptive pill, dies at 91

Chemist Carl Djerassi
Chemist
Carl Djerassi
  • 2015-01-30 Ezra Sims, American composer of microtonal music, dies at 88
  • 2015-01-31 Lizabeth Scott [Emma Matzo], American actress (Desert Fury), dies at 92
  • 2015-01-31 Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), dies at 78
  • 2015-02-01 Monty Oum, American Animator (RWBY), dies of an allergic reaction at 33

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2015-02-03 Charlie Sifford, American professional golfer, dies at 92

  • 2015-02-12 David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), dies of cancer at 58
  • 2015-02-12 Gary Owens, American disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show), dies at 80
  • 2015-02-14 Philip Levine, American poet (1995 Pulitzer prize), dies at 87
  • 2015-02-16 Lesley Gore, American singer (It's My Party, You Don't Own Me), dies of lung cancer at 68
  • 2015-02-21 Bruce Sinofsky, American documentary film director (Brother's Keeper), dies at 58 from diabetes complications
  • 2015-02-21 Clark Terry, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 94

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2015-02-26 Earl Lloyd, 1st African American basketball player in the NBA, dies at 86

Basketball Player Earl Lloyd
Basketball Player
Earl Lloyd
  • 2015-02-26 Avijit Roy, Bangladeshi American activist and blogger, killed by assailants in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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2015-02-27 Leonard Nimoy, American actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 83

  • 2015-02-27 Malcolm Boyd, American Episcopal Priest, author and civil rights activist, dies at 91
  • 2015-03-01 Orrin Keepnews, American Jazz record label executive and producer (Riverside records), dies at 91
  • 2015-03-08 Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat and Tears), dies at 71

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2015-03-12 Michael Graves, American postmodernist architect and designer, dies at 80

Architect Michael Graves
Architect
Michael Graves
  • 2015-03-20 Robert Kastenmeier, American politician (Rep-D-WI, 1959-91), dies at 91
  • 2015-03-20 Gregory Walcott, American actor (Plan 9 from Outer Space), dies at 87
  • 2015-03-28 Gene Saks, American actor/director (One & Only, Prisoner of 2nd Ave), dies at 93
  • 2015-04-03 Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist, dies at 73
  • 2015-04-05 Richard Dysart, American actor (Leland MacKenzie - LA Law), dies at 86
  • 2015-04-06 James Best [Jewel Franklin Guy], American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard, Sounder), dies at 88
  • 2015-04-18 Joseph Lechleider, American electrical engineer (invented DSL/high speed internet technology), dies at 82
  • 2015-04-23 Sawyer Sweeten, American actor (Everyone Loves Raymond), commits suicide at 19
  • 2015-04-26 Jayne Meadows, American actress and wife of Steve Allen, dies at 95
  • 2015-04-29 Jean Nidetch, American businesswoman and founder of Weight Watchers, dies at 91
  • 2015-04-30 Ben E. King [Benjamin Earl Nelson], American soul singer (Stand by Me), dies at 76
  • 2015-05-01 Grace Lee Whitney, American actress (Yeoman Rand in Star Trek), dies at 85
  • 2015-05-02 Guy Carawan, American folk singer and folklorist (We Shall Overcome") dies at 87
  • 2015-05-05 Craig Gruber, American rock bassist (Rainbow), dies of cancer at 63
  • 2015-05-06 Jim [James] Wright, American politician (D-Texas) (Speaker of the House 1987-1989), dies at 92
  • 2015-05-09 Elizabeth Wilson, American screen and stage actress (Tony Award 1972), dies at 94

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2015-05-14 B.B. King, American Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, dies at 89

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
  • 2015-05-15 Garo Yepremian, American NFL place kicker (Miami Dolphins), dies at 70
  • 2015-05-16 Dean Potter, American free climber and BASE jumper, dies in a BASE jumping accident at Yosemite National Park, aged 43
  • 2015-05-17 Lionel Pickens "Chinx", American rapper (Coke Boys), dies in a drive-by shooting at 31
  • 2015-05-21 Louis Johnson, American bassist and vocalist (Brothers Johnson), dies at 60
  • 2015-05-23 Anne Meara, American Comedian and actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place), dies at 85

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2015-05-23 John Nash, American mathematician (subject of movie "A Beautiful Mind") and Nobel laureate, dies in a car crash at 86

Mathematician and Economist John Nash
Mathematician and Economist
John Nash
  • 2015-05-29 Henry Carr, American athlete (2 Olympic golds 200m and 4x400m relay 1964), dies at 72
  • 2015-05-30 Joseph [Beau] Biden III, American politician and son of Vice-President Joe Biden, dies of cancer at 47
  • 2015-06-01 Jean Ritchie, American folk singer, dies at 92
  • 2015-06-02 Irwin Rose, American biologist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 2004), dies at 88
  • 2015-06-05 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), dies at 77
  • 2015-06-06 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), dies at 88
  • 2015-06-06 Vincent Bugliosi, American attorney/author (Helter-Skelter), dies at 80
  • 2015-06-11 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Free Jazz), dies at 85
  • 2015-06-11 Dusty Rhodes [Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.], American professional wrestler (WWE), dies at 69
  • 2015-06-11 Jim Ed Brown, American country music singer (Nashville on the Road), dies at 81
  • 2015-06-13 MC Supreme [Dewayne Lawrence Coleman], rapper (Black in America), dies in a car accident at 47
  • 2015-06-15 Kirk Kerkorian, American CEO and "father of the mega-resort" (MGM, UA), dies at 98
  • 2015-06-21 Gunther Schuller, American hornist and jazz composer (1994 Pulitzer Prize), dies at 89
  • 2015-06-22 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic, Apollo 13, Casper), dies in a plan crash at 61
  • 2015-06-23 Dick Van Patten, American actor (Tom Bradford in 8 is Enough), dies at 86
  • 2015-06-24 Mario Biaggi, American politician (Rep-D&R-NY, 1969-88), dies at 97
  • 2015-06-28 Jack Carter [Chakrin], American comedian and actor, dies at 93
  • 2015-06-29 Glenn Ford, American freed death row inmate (wrongly spent 30 years in prison), dies at 65
  • 2015-07-01 Lawrence Herkimer, American "Grandfather of Cheerleading" (founded National Cheerleading Association, patented the pom-pom), dies at 89
  • 2015-07-03 Diana Douglas, Bermudian-born American actress (The Indian Fighter), dies at 92
  • 2015-07-05 Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2008), dies at 94
  • 2015-07-08 James Tate, American poet (Pulitzer Prize 1992), dies at 71
  • 2015-07-11 Claudia Alexander, Canadian-born American NASA Scientist (led Galileo mission to Jupiter), dies of cancer at 56
  • 2015-07-15 Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), dies at 97
  • 2015-07-18 Alex Rocco, American actor (The Godfather, The Famous Teddy Z), dies at 79
  • 2015-07-19 Van Alexander, American composer and band leader (A-Tisket, A-Tasket), dies at 100
  • 2015-07-21 E. L. Doctorow, American author (Ragtime, Billy Bathgate), dies at 84
  • 2015-07-28 James Jude, American thoracic surgeon (developed CPR), dies at 87
  • 2015-07-30 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 2015-08-02 Forrest Bird, American aviator, inventor (1st respirators and ventilators), dies at 94
  • 2015-08-03 Coleen Gray, American Actress (The Killing), dies at 92

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2015-08-06 Louise Suggs, American golfer (US Women's Open 1949, 1952) and co-founder of LPGA, dies at 91

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 2015-08-07 Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American FDA Director (stopped thalidomide use in the US), dies at 101
  • 2015-08-10 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, dies at 74
  • 2015-08-15 Julian Bond, American civil rights leader and politician (D-Ga), dies at 75
  • 2015-08-16 Jacob Bekenstein, American-Israeli theoretical physicist (Bekenstein-Hawking radiation), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 2015-08-17 Yvonne Craig, American actress (Batgirl), dies at 78
  • 2015-08-18 Bud Yorkin, American producer and director (All in the Family, 1959, 1960 Emmy), dies at 89
  • 2015-08-18 Louis Stokes, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1969-99 ), dies at 90
  • 2015-08-20 Melody Patterson, American actress (F Troop) dies at 66
  • 2015-08-21 Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach and father of Chris Evert, dies at 91
  • 2015-08-23 Jean Darling, American child actress (Our Gang), dies at 93
  • 2015-08-25 Frank E. Petersen Jr, American soldier and 1st African American Marine aviator & General, dies at 83
  • 2015-08-29 Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You), dies at 75
  • 2015-08-30 Wes Craven, American filmmaker (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), dies at 76
  • 2015-08-30 Brad Anderson, American cartoonist (Marmaduke), dies at 91
  • 2015-09-01 Dean Jones, American actor (Company, The Love Bug), dies at 84
  • 2015-09-02 Donny Conn, American musician (The Playmates), dies at 85
  • 2015-09-05 [Frederick] Dennis Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na), dies from cancer at 66
  • 2015-09-06 Martin Milner, American actor (Route 66, Adam 12), dies at 83