United States of America in History (Part 50)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4901 - 5,000 of 10,242

  • 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

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1952-11-03 David Ho, Taiwanese-American pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher, born in Taichung, Taiwan

AIDS Researcher David Ho
AIDS Researcher
David Ho
  • 1952-11-06 Michael Cunningham, American writer
  • 1952-11-12 Ronald Burkle, American entrepreneur
  • 1952-11-16 Robin McKinley, American writer
  • 1952-11-25 John Lynch, American politician current governor of New Hampshire
  • 1952-11-27 Daryl Stuermer, American guitarist (Genesis)
  • 1952-11-30 Keith Giffen, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1952-12-02 Carol Shea-Porter, American Congresswoman
  • 1952-12-03 Benny Hinn, American televangelist
  • 1952-12-06 Craig Newmark, American founder of craigslist
  • 1952-12-07 Susan Collins, American politician, junior senator from Maine
  • 1952-12-13 Sylvester Ritter (Junkyard Dog), American professional wrestler (d. 1998)
  • 1952-12-15 Julie Taymor, American director
  • 1952-12-23 William Kristol, American political commentator
  • 1952-12-27 Tovah Feldshuh, American actress (Idolmaker, Terror out of the Sky), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-12-30 June Anderson, American soprano
  • 1953-01-05 Steve Archer, American singer (The Archers)
  • 1953-01-05 George Tenet, American CIA director
  • 1953-01-15 Kent Hovind, American evangelist
  • 1953-01-15 Ta-Tanisha, American actress
  • 1953-01-16 Robert Jay Mathews, American neo-Nazi (d. 1984)

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1953-01-21 Paul Allen, American entrepreneur, co-founder of Microsoft, born in Seattle, Washington

Co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen
Co-founder of Microsoft
Paul Allen
  • 1953-01-22 Jim Jarmusch, American director
  • 1953-01-23 Antonio Villaraigosa, Hispanic-American 52nd Mayor of Los Angeles
  • 1953-01-25 The Honky Tonk Man, American professional wrestler
  • 1953-02-02 Duane Chapman, American bounty hunter
  • 1953-02-05 John Beilein, American basketball coach
  • 1953-02-09 Gabriel Rotello, American television documentary producer

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1953-02-11 [John Ellis] Jeb Bush, American politician (Governor of Florida (R) 1999-2007), born in Midland, Texas

US Governor Jeb Bush
US Governor
Jeb Bush

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1953-02-28 Paul Krugman, American economist and New York Times columnist (Nobel Prize in Economics 2008)

Economist Paul Krugman
Economist
Paul Krugman
  • 1953-03-08 Bob Brozman, American musician
  • 1953-03-12 Carl Hiaasen, American journalist and author
  • 1953-03-16 Richard Stallman, American free software activist
  • 1953-03-26 Lincoln Chafee, American Senator from Rhode Island
  • 1953-03-30 Cydney Bernard, American film producer
  • 1953-04-16 J. Neil Schulman, American writer
  • 1953-04-19 Rod Morgenstein, American musician (Winger)
  • 1953-04-25 Ron Clements, American animation director
  • 1953-04-28 Kim Gordon, American musician (Sonic Youth)
  • 1953-05-01 Glen Ballard, American songwriter and record producer
  • 1953-05-10 Tito Santana, Mexican-American professional wrestler
  • 1953-05-11 David Gest, American television producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1953-05-19 Dawud M. Mu'Min, American convicted murderer (d. 1997)
  • 1953-05-25 Eve Ensler, American playwright
  • 1953-05-25 Stan Sakai, Japanese-American cartoonist (Usagi Yojimbo)
  • 1953-06-01 David Berkowitz, American serial killer (Son of Sam)
  • 1953-06-05 Kathleen Kennedy, American film producer
  • 1953-06-10 John Edwards, American politician and lawyer
  • 1953-06-12 Allan Weiner, American radio station owner
  • 1953-06-21 Michael Bowen, American actor
  • 1953-06-22 Cyndi Lauper, American singer (Girls Just want to have Fun, Time after Time)
  • 1953-07-09 Thomas Ligotti, American author
  • 1953-07-16 Douglas J. Feith, American Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
  • 1953-07-20 Thomas Friedman, American journalist
  • 1953-07-20 Marcia Hines, American-born Australian singer
  • 1953-07-20 Dan Shaughnessy, American sports writer
  • 1953-07-22 Jimmy Bruno, American jazz guitarist
  • 1953-07-24 Claire McCaskill, American politician, junior senator from Missouri
  • 1953-07-29 Tim Gunn, American television personality
  • 1953-07-31 James Read, American actor
  • 1953-08-07 Anne Fadiman, American writer; daughter of Clifton Fadiman
  • 1953-08-08 Don Most, American actor and director (Ralph Malph-Happy Days), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-08-10 Mark Doty, American poet and prose writer
  • 1953-08-14 Cliff Johnson, American computer game author
  • 1953-08-17 Judith Regan, American book publisher
  • 1953-08-18 Louie Gohmert, American politician
  • 1953-08-19 Mary Matalin, American political consultant
  • 1953-08-21 Ivan Stang, American writer
  • 1953-08-22 Paul Ellering, American wrestling manager
  • 1953-08-24 Ron Holloway, American tenor saxophonist
  • 1953-08-29 James Quesada, Nicaraguan/American anthropologist
  • 1953-08-30 Ron George, American politician

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4901 - 5,000 of 5,057

  • 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
  • 2015-09-07 Dickie Moore, American actor (Oliver Twist, Little Men), dies at 89
  • 2015-09-13 Gary Richrath, American guitarist and songwriter (REO Speedwagon), dies at 65
  • 2015-09-13 Moses Malone, American NBA center "Chairman of the Boards"( Philadelphia 76ers), dies at 60
  • 2015-09-14 Fred DeLuca, American co-founder of the Subway chain, dies of cancer at 65
  • 2015-09-19 Jackie Collins, British-American author (The Stud, Lucky), dies of cancer at 77
  • 2015-09-20 C. K. [Charles Kenneth] Williams, American poet and translator (Pulitzer prize 2000), dies at 78

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2015-09-22 Yogi Berra [Lawrence Peter Berra], American baseball catcher, coach and manager (NY Yankees, Mets), dies at 90

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 2015-09-28 Frankie Ford [Frank Guzzo], American rock vocalist (Sea Cruise), dies at 76
  • 2015-09-29 Phil Woods, American Jazz saxophonist and composer, dies at 83
  • 2015-10-01 Don Edwards, American politician and civil rights champion (Rep-D-CA, 1963-94), dies at 100
  • 2015-10-06 Billy Joe Royal, American country and pop singer (Down in the Boondocks), dies at 73
  • 2015-10-06 Kevin Corcoran, American actor (Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland), dies at 66
  • 2015-10-06 Sandra Spuzich, American LPGA golfer, dies at 78
  • 2015-10-08 Paul Prudhomme, American cajun chef (K-Paul), dies at 75
  • 2015-10-09 Richard F. Heck, American chemist who discovered the Heck Reaction (Nobel Prize 2010), dies at 84
  • 2015-10-11 Dean Chance, American baseball pitcher, dies at 74
  • 2015-10-12 Joan Leslie, American actress (High Sierra, Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies at 90
  • 2015-10-20 Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), dies at 74
  • 2015-10-21 Marty Ingels, American comedian (I'm Dickens He's Fenster), dies at 79
  • 2015-10-24 Maureen O'Hara [FitzSimons], Irish-American actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man), dies at 95
  • 2015-10-29 Murphy Anderson, American comic artist (DC Comics), dies at 89
  • 2015-10-30 Al Molinaro, American actor (Murray-Odd Couple, Al-Happy Days), dies at 96
  • 2015-10-31 Gus Savage, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1981- 93), dies at 90
  • 2015-11-03 Howard Coble, American politician (Rep-R-NC, 1985-2015), dies at 84
  • 2015-11-04 Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter (E.T.), dies of cancer at 65
  • 2015-11-07 Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic-born American actor (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), dies of cancer at 68
  • 2015-11-10 Allen Toussaint [Naomi Neville], American R&B musician & songwriter (Ride Your Pony), dies at 77
  • 2015-11-10 Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist (designed IMB mainframe), dies at 92
  • 2015-11-10 Tim [Itimous Thaddeus] Valentine, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1983-95) dies at 89
  • 2015-11-10 Robert Craft, American conductor and friend of Stravinsky, dies at 92
  • 2015-11-16 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich, dies at 86
  • 2015-11-16 David Canary, American actor (Bonanza, One Life to Live), dies at 77
  • 2015-11-18 Mal Whitfield, American Olympic athlete, dies at 91
  • 2015-11-20 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), dies at 82
  • 2015-11-21 Bob [Robert] Foster, American professional boxer "The Deputy Sheriff", dies at 76
  • 2015-11-23 Douglass North, American economist, (Nobel Prize Economic Sciences 1993), dies at 95
  • 2015-11-28 Olene Walker, American politician (R), 1st female Governor of Utah (2003-2005), dies at 85
  • 2015-12-03 Scott Weiland, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), dies at 48
  • 2015-12-04 Robert Loggia, American actor (Officer & a Gentleman, Scarface), dies at 85
  • 2015-12-08 Mattiwilda Dobbs, American soprano, dies at 90
  • 2015-12-08 Bonnie Lou [Mary Joan Okum] American Rockabilly musician, dies at 91
  • 2015-12-10 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers), dies at 87
  • 2015-12-11 John "Hot Rod" Williams, American NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), dies of cancer at 53
  • 2015-12-20 Patricia Elliott, American actress (Renee-Empire, One Life to Live), dies at 77
  • 2015-12-23 Alfred G. Gilman, American scientist, (1994 Nobel Prize for G-protein discoveries), dies at 74
  • 2015-12-24 William Guest, American singer (Gladys Knight Show), dies at 74
  • 2015-12-27 Meadowlark Lemmon, American basketball star (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 83
  • 2015-12-27 Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer and director, dies at 93
  • 2015-12-28 Ian Murdock, German-born American computer programmer (Debian project, Progeny Linux Systems), dies at 42
  • 2015-12-31 Wayne Rogers, American actor (M*A*S*H, House Calls), dies at 82
  • 2015-12-31 Natalie Cole, American vocalist (Pink Cadillac, Miss You Like Crazy), dies at 65
  • 2015-12-31 Beth Howland, American actress (Vera - Alice, Company), dies at 74
  • 2016-01-01 Michael G. Oxley, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1981-2007), dies at 71
  • 2016-01-01 Dale Bumpers, American politician (Sen-D Arkansas, 1975-99), dies at 90
  • 2016-01-01 Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian-born American cinematographer (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), dies at 85
  • 2016-01-05 Nicholas Caldwell, American Rhythm and Blues singer (Whispers), dies at 71
  • 2016-01-06 Pat Harrington Jr, American actor (Danny Thomas Show, One Day at a Time), dies at 86
  • 2016-01-07 Kitty Kallen, American singer ("Little Things Mean a Lot"), dies at 94
  • 2016-01-15 Dan Haggerty, American actor (Grizzly Adams), dies of cancer at 73
  • 2016-01-15 Noreen Corcoran, American actress (Bachelor Father), dies at 72
  • 2016-01-18 Glenn Frey, American singer-songwriter (The Eagles), dies at 67
  • 2016-01-21 Bill Johnson, alpine skier (first American to win alpine Olympic gold - 1984), dies at 55
  • 2016-01-23 Peter [Piet] Swevel, American rocker (Looking Glass, Starz), dies of AIDS at 42
  • 2016-01-24 Yvonne Chouteau, Native American dancer (one of the "five Moons" of Oklahoma), dies at 86
  • 2016-01-25 Concepcion Picciotto, American peace activist (longest political protest in US history, outside The White House), dies at 80
  • 2016-01-26 Abe Vigoda, American actor (Barney Miller, The Godfather), dies at 94
  • 2016-02-02 Bob Elliott, American comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life), dies at 92
  • 2016-02-04 Maurice White, American singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire), dies at 74
  • 2016-02-04 Dave Mirra, American BMX rider, commits suicide at 41
  • 2016-02-04 Edgar Whitcomb, American politician and Governor of Indiana (1969-73), dies at 98
  • 2016-02-04 Leslie Bassett, American classical composer (Variations for Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize 1966), dies at 93
  • 2016-02-06 Dan Hicks, American singer-songwriter (Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks), dies at 74
  • 2016-02-13 Antonin Scalia, American 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986-2016), dies at 79
  • 2016-02-14 Steven Stucky, American composer (Los Angeles Philharmonic), dies of cancer at 66

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2016-02-19 [Nelle] Harper Lee, American author (To Kill a Mockingbird), dies at 89

Author Harper Lee
Author
Harper Lee
  • 2016-02-20 Peter Mondavi, American winemaker (Charles Krug - Napa Valley), dies at 101
  • 2016-02-22 Sonny James [James Loden], American country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), dies at 87
  • 2016-02-22 Yolande Betbeze Fox, Miss America 1951, first to refuse to parade in a swimsuit, dies at 87
  • 2016-02-22 Wesley A Clark, American computer designer (first personal computer - LINC), dies at 88
  • 2016-02-25 Tony Burton, American actor (Rocky films) and boxer, dies at 78
  • 2016-02-27 George Kennedy, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Naked Gun films), dies at 91
  • 2016-03-01 Jim Kimsey, American co-founder of AOL, dies at 76
  • 2016-03-01 Martha Wright, American actress and singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), dies at 92
  • 2016-03-04 Pat Conroy, American writer (The Great Santini, Prince of Tides), dies at 70
  • 2016-03-05 Ray Tomlinson, American computer programmer (invented email and the @ sign), dies at 74
  • 2016-03-09 John Gutfreund, American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), dies at 86
  • 2016-03-09 Bill Wade, American NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), dies at 85
  • 2016-03-09 Robert Horton, American actor (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), dies at 91
  • 2016-03-10 Gogi Grant, [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American singer (The Wayward Wind), dies at 91
  • 2016-03-10 Ernestine Anderson, American jazz vocalist, dies at 87
  • 2016-03-12 Lloyd Shapley, American Mathematician (2012 Nobel Prize, Game Theory), dies at 92
  • 2016-03-13 Hilary Putnam, American philosopher, dies at 89
  • 2016-03-16 Frank Sinatra Jr, American singer/bandleader, dies at 72
  • 2016-03-18 Joe Santos, American actor (Rockford files), dies at 84

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2016-03-21 Andrew Grove, Hungarian-American pioneer in the semiconductor industry and one of the founders and CEO of Intel, dies at 79

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • 2016-03-21 Peter Brown [Pierre Lind de Lappe], American actor (Lawman, Laredo, Bold & Beautiful), dies at 80
  • 2016-03-22 Phife Dawg [Malik Taylor] American rapper (A Tribe called Quest), dies from diabetes complications at 45
  • 2016-03-22 Rita Gam, American actress (Night People, Hannibal), dies at 88