United States of America in History (Part 51)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 5001 - 5,100 of 10,241

  • 1953-09-01 Ted Petty, American professional wrestler (d. 2002)
  • 1953-09-02 John Zorn, American musician
  • 1953-09-11 Tommy Shaw, American musician and singer (Styx)
  • 1953-09-14 Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (d. 1998)
  • 1953-09-18 Betsy Boze née: Vogel, American academic
  • 1953-09-22 Geoff Gilpin, American author
  • 1953-10-13 Pat Day, American jockey
  • 1953-10-14 Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer, writer, singer
  • 1953-10-20 Bill Nunn, American actor (Do the Right Thing), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1953-10-21 Keith Green, American musician (d. 1982)
  • 1953-10-30 Charles Martin Smith, Van Nuys CA, actor (American Graffiti)
  • 1953-10-31 Michael J. Anderson, American actor
  • 1953-11-03 Helios Creed, American musician (Chrome)
  • 1953-11-04 Carlos Gutierrez, American politician
  • 1953-11-04 Dr. Marvel Williamson, American educator
  • 1953-11-05 Joyce Maynard, American writer
  • 1953-11-08 John Musker, American animation director
  • 1953-11-13 Frances Conroy, American actress
  • 1953-11-13 Waswo_X._Waswo, American Photographer
  • 1953-11-19 Robert Beltran, American actor
  • 1953-11-19 Tom Villard, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1953-11-22 Billy M. Sprague, American rocket scientist
  • 1953-11-24 Glenn Withrow, American actor
  • 1953-11-25 Jeffrey Skilling, American former CEO of Enron
  • 1953-11-29 Alex Grey, American artist
  • 1953-12-08 Kim Basinger, American actress
  • 1953-12-08 Norman Finkelstein, American professor, activist

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1953-12-13 Ben Bernanke, American economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve (2006-14), born in Augusta, Georgia

Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Ben Bernanke
  • 1953-12-15 J. M. DeMatteis, American comic book writer
  • 1953-12-28 Richard Clayderman, pianist (Amour, Romantic America)
  • 1953-12-29 Stanley Tookie Williams, American author/murderer (executed 2005)
  • 1953-12-30 Bill Kazmaier, American powerlifter
  • 1953-12-30 Meredith Vieira, American television journalist
  • 1954-01-01 Bob Menendez, American politician
  • 1954-01-02 Henry Bonilla, American politician
  • 1954-01-02 Dawn Silva, American singer (The Brides of Funkenstein, P-Funk)
  • 1954-01-03 Ned Lamont, American businessman
  • 1954-01-04 Eugene Chadbourne, American composer and musician
  • 1954-01-14 Jim Duggan, American wrestler
  • 1954-01-19 Cindy Sherman, American artist
  • 1954-01-22 Tully Blanchard, American professional wrestler
  • 1954-01-25 Kim Gandy, American feminist
  • 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 personality (Barefoot Contessa), born in Brooklyn, New York

Host of Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten
Host of Barefoot Contessa
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 and editor (d. 2005)
  • 1954-03-11 Gale Norton, 48th United States Secretary of the Interior
  • 1954-03-23 Geno Auriemma, American basketball coach
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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, Springfield, Missouri, American actress (Accidental Tourist, Jewel of Nile)
  • 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
  • 1954-07-22 Al Di Meola, American guitarist
  • 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
  • 1954-09-05 Frederick Kempe, American author, journalist, and executive
  • 1954-09-07 Michael Emerson, American actor
  • 1954-09-08 Mark Foley, American politician (R) (US Rep Florida 1995-2006), resigned after texting scandel
  • 1954-09-09 Jeffrey Combs, American actor

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 5001 - 5,057 of 5,057

  • 2016-03-23 Ken Howard, American actor (The White Shadow), dies at 71
  • 2016-03-24 Garry Shandling, American comedian (It's Garry Shandling's Show, Larry Sanders Show), dies at 66
  • 2016-03-24 Earl Hamner Jr, American creator and narrator of TV show "The Waltons", dies at 92
  • 2016-03-26 Jim Harrison, American poet and novelist (Legends of the Fall), dies at 78
  • 2016-03-26 David Baker, American composer (Reflections) and educator, dies at 84
  • 2016-03-28 James Noble, American actor (Gov. Gatling in "Benson"), dies at 94
  • 2016-03-29 Patty Duke, American actress (The Miracle Worker), dies at 69
  • 2016-04-03 Joseph Medicine Crow, Native American chief and historian, dies at 102

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2016-04-06 Merle Haggard, American country music singer (Death Valley Days), dies at 79

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 2016-04-12 David Gest, American television producer, dies at 62
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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), 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