United States of America in History (Part 51)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 5001 - 5,100 of 10,189

  • 1954-01-27 Peter Laird, American comic-book artist
  • 1954-01-28 Rick Warren, American pastor and author
  • 1954-02-01 Chuck Dukowski, American musician (Black Flag)

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1954-02-02 Ina Garten, American author and TV cooking show host (Barefoot Contessa, Food Network), born in Brooklyn, New York

Author and Cooking Show Host Ina Garten
Author and Cooking Show Host
Ina Garten
  • 1954-02-05 Cliff Martinez, American musician
  • 1954-02-09 Mary Jo Duffy, American comic book writer and editor
  • 1954-02-09 Christopher Gardner, American entrepreneur
  • 1954-02-11 Wesley Strick, American screenwriter
  • 1954-02-12 Philip Zimmermann, American cryptographer
  • 1954-02-25 John Doe, American musician
  • 1954-03-01 Ron Howard, Oklahoma, American actor/director (American Graffiti, Happy Days)
  • 1954-03-04 Mark Chorvinsky, American author, editor and publisher of "Strange Magazine," born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • 1954-03-11 Gale Norton, 48th United States Secretary of the Interior
  • 1954-03-23 Geno Auriemma, Italian-born American basketball coach (Connecticut Huskies), born in Montella, Italy
  • 1954-03-25 Thom Loverro, American sportswriter
  • 1954-03-28 Morris Mason, American convicted rapist and murderer (d. 1985)
  • 1954-04-08 G.V. Loganathan, American professor (d. 2007)
  • 1954-04-17 Michael Sembello, American musician
  • 1954-04-21 James Morrison, American actor

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1954-04-23 Michael Moore, American filmmaker (Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine, Sicko), born in Flint, Michigan

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore
  • 1954-04-24 Mumia Abu-Jamal, American death-row inmate
  • 1954-04-29 Jake Burton Carpenter, American snowboarder
  • 1954-05-02 Roberta Pedon, American glamour model (d. 1982)
  • 1954-05-03 Gary Young, American drummer (Pavement)
  • 1954-05-04 Pia Zadora, American actress
  • 1954-05-05 Dave Spector, American television personality and commentator
  • 1954-05-07 Amy Heckerling, American director
  • 1954-05-15 Robert P. Harrison, American thinker
  • 1954-05-20 Guy Hoffman, American musician (Violent Femmes)
  • 1954-05-20 David Paterson, American politician
  • 1954-05-21 Marc Ribot, American musician
  • 1954-05-26 Danny Rolling, American murderer (d. 2006)
  • 1954-05-31 Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer (d. 2000)
  • 1954-06-06 Cynthia Rylant, American author
  • 1954-06-07 Louise Erdrich, American author
  • 1954-06-09 George Pérez, American comic book artist
  • 1954-06-09 Gregory Maguire, American fantasy writer
  • 1954-06-19 Kathleen Turner, American actress (Accidental Tourist, Jewel of Nile), born in Springfield, Missouri
  • 1954-07-05 Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist (Aerosmith)
  • 1954-07-11 Butch Reed, American professional wrestler
  • 1954-07-16 Jeanette Mott Oxford, American politician
  • 1954-07-17 J. Michael Straczynski, American author
  • 1954-07-19 Srđa Trifković, Serbian-American journalist
  • 1954-07-20 Moira Harris, American actress
  • 1954-07-28 Bruce Abbott, American actor
  • 1954-08-02 James Charles Kopp, American citizen who murdered Barnett Slepian
  • 1954-08-06 Paul Steigerwald, American sports announcer
  • 1954-08-12 Sam J. Jones [Samuel Gerald], American actor (Flash Gordon, Code Red), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-08-15 Mary Jo Salter, American poet
  • 1954-08-17 Eric Johnson, American guitarist
  • 1954-08-20 Tawn Mastrey, American disc jockey (d. 2007)
  • 1954-08-20 Don Stark, American actor
  • 1954-08-28 George Church, American geneticist and synthetic biologist, born in MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
  • 1954-09-05 Frederick Kempe, American author, journalist, and executive, born in Utah
  • 1954-09-07 Michael Emerson, American actor
  • 1954-09-08 Mark Foley, American politician (R) (US Rep Florida 1995-2006), resigned after texting scandal
  • 1954-09-09 Jeffrey Combs, American actor
  • 1954-09-12 Adrian Adonis, American professional wrestler (d. 1988)
  • 1954-09-12 Jeff Jarvis, American journalist
  • 1954-09-16 Frank Reed, American singer (Chi-Lites), (d. 2014)
  • 1954-09-20 Henry Samueli, American NHL team owner
  • 1954-09-22 Randy Lanier, American racing driver
  • 1954-09-23 Charlie Barnett, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1954-10-06 David Hidalgo, American musician (Los Lobos, Latin Playboys)
  • 1954-10-07 Kenneth Atchley, American composer
  • 1954-10-16 Stephen Mellor, American actor
  • 1954-10-19 Deborah Blum, American writer
  • 1954-10-24 Brad Sherman, American politician
  • 1954-10-24 Mike Rounds, American politician
  • 1954-10-27 Jan Duursema, American comic book artist
  • 1954-11-02 Pat Croce, American entrepreneur
  • 1954-11-08 Jeanette McGruder, American musician (P Funk)
  • 1954-11-11 Mary Gaitskill, American novelist
  • 1954-11-13 Scott McNealy, American CEO of Sun Microsystems
  • 1954-11-13 Chris Noth, American actor (Tyrant), born in Madison, Wisconsin

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1954-11-14 Condoleezza Rice, 1st female African-American U.S. Secretary of State (2005-09), born in Birmingham, Alabama

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice
  • 1954-11-16 Andrea Barrett, American author
  • 1954-11-16 Bruce Edwards, American golf caddy (d. 2004)
  • 1954-11-21 Thomas Rothman, American film executive
  • 1954-11-26 Roz Chast, American cartoonist
  • 1954-11-27 Kimmy Robertson, American actress best known for her role as Lucy Moran in the TV series Twin Peaks
  • 1954-12-03 Grace Andreacchi, American author
  • 1954-12-04 Tony Todd, American actor and producer
  • 1954-12-07 Mark Hofmann, American forger, bomber and convicted murderer, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1954-12-08 Harold Hongju Koh, Korean-American Dean of Yale Law School
  • 1954-12-12 Liz Claman, American television anchor
  • 1954-12-13 Tamora Pierce, American author
  • 1954-12-14 James Horan, American actor (General Hospital, Transformers Prime), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1954-12-20 Michael Badalucco, American actor
  • 1954-12-20 Sandra Cisneros, American writer
  • 1955-01-02 Tex Brashear, American voice actor
  • 1955-01-09 Michiko Kakutani, American literary critic
  • 1955-01-09 J. K. Simmons, American actor
  • 1955-01-12 Rockne S. O'Bannon, American screenwriter

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1955-01-18 Kevin Costner, American actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1955-01-20 Wyatt Knight, American actor
  • 1955-01-21 Jeff Koons, American artist
  • 1955-01-22 Timothy R. Ferguson, American politician
  • 1955-01-22 John Wesley Shipp, Norfolk, Virginia, American actor (Dawson's Creek, One Life to Live)
  • 1955-01-27 John G Roberts, 17th Chief Justice of the United States, born in Buffalo, New York

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 5001 - 5,047 of 5,047

  • 2016-04-12 Anne Jackson, American stage actress (Twice Around the Park), dies at 90

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2016-04-17 Doris Roberts, American actress (Everybody Loves Raymond), dies at 90

Actress Doris Roberts
Actress
Doris Roberts
  • 2016-04-19 Milt Pappas, American baseball pitcher, dies at 76
  • 2016-04-19 Walter Kohn, Austrian-born American scientist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 1998), dies at 93
  • 2016-04-20 Chyna [Joanie Laurer], American professional wrestler and reality TV star, dies at 46

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2016-04-21 Prince [Rogers Nelson], American singer-songwriter and musician (1999, Purple Rain), dies at 57

  • 2016-04-21 Lonnie Mack, American rocker (Baby What's Wrong), dies at 74
  • 2016-04-24 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American singer (Me & Mrs Jones), dies at 81
  • 2016-04-24 Tommy [Tamio] Kono, American weightlifter (Olympic gold 52, 60), dies at 85
  • 2016-04-30 Daniel Berrigan, American Jesuit priest and peace activist (Vietnam War), dies at 94
  • 2016-05-04 Ursula Mamlok, German American avant-garde composer, dies at 93
  • 2016-05-08 William Schallert, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Get Smart), dies at 93
  • 2016-05-08 John Bradshaw, American theologian, dies at 82
  • 2016-05-12 Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), dies at 86
  • 2016-05-12 Delbert L. Latta, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1959-89 ), dies at 96
  • 2016-05-17 Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), dies at 74
  • 2016-05-19 Morley Safer, Canadian American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), dies at 84

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2016-06-03 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], American world heavyweight boxing champion (1964-70, 1974-80), dies from septic shock caused by respiratory illness at 74

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 2016-06-05 Phyllis Curtin, American soprano (NYC Opera), dies at 94
  • 2016-06-06 Kimbo Slice [Kevin Ferguson], American mixed martial artist, dies at 42
  • 2016-06-06 Theresa Saldana, American actress (Raging Bull), dies at 62
  • 2016-06-10 Margaret Heldt, American hairdresser who created the Beehive, dies at 98
  • 2016-06-14 Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 87
  • 2016-06-15 Lois Duncan, American young adult novelist (I Know What You Did Last Summer), dies at 82
  • 2016-06-17 Prince Be [Attrell Cordes], American rapper (PM Dawn), dies from diabetes complications at 46
  • 2016-06-19 Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (Star Trek), dies in an accident at 27
  • 2016-06-23 Ralph Stanley, American bluegrass musician, dies at 89
  • 2016-06-25 Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), dies at 87
  • 2016-06-25 Peter Hutton, American filmmaker, dies at 71
  • 2016-06-27 Alvin Toffler, American author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave), dies at 87
  • 2016-06-28 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), dies at 61
  • 2016-06-28 Scotty Moore, American guitarist (for Elvis), dies at 84
  • 2016-06-28 Buddy Ryan, American NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals), dies at 85
  • 2016-07-02 Michael Cimino, American director (The Deer Hunter), dies at 77
  • 2016-07-03 Noel Neill, American actress (Adventures of Superman), dies at 95
  • 2016-07-12 Gregg Smith, American choral conductor and composer, dies at 84
  • 2016-07-16 Bonnie Brown, American country singer (The Browns), dies at 77
  • 2016-07-17 Gary S. Paxton, American musician and songwriter (Monster Mash), dies at 77
  • 2016-07-19 Garry Marshall, American TV and film director (Happy Days, Pretty Woman), dies at 81
  • 2016-07-19 Betsy Bloomingdale, American socialite and fashion leader, dies at 93
  • 2016-07-20 Wayne Carson, American country musician and songwriter (Always On My Mind), dies at 73
  • 2016-07-22 Thomas Sutherland, American hostage (Lebanon) and academic, dies at 85
  • 2016-07-24 Marni Nixon, American singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr), dies at 86
  • 2016-07-26 Forrest E. Mars Jr., American Candy Manufacturer (Mars, Inc.), dies at 84
  • 2016-07-27 James Alan MacPherson, American writer, 1st black writer to win Pulitzer Prize, dies at 72
  • 2016-07-30 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), dies at 91
  • 2016-08-02 David Huddleston, American actor (The Big Lebowski), dies at 85