United States of America in History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Events 901 - 1,000 of 1,684

  • 1957-11-07 Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.
  • 1957-11-22 Simon & Garfunkel appear on "American Bandstand" as "Tom & Jerry"
  • 1958-02-11 Ruth Carol Taylor is 1st African-American woman hired as flight attendant, Ithaca NY
  • 1958-03-01 Samuel Alphonsus Stritch, is appointed Pro-Prefect of the Propagation of Faith and thus becomes the first American member of the Roman Curia
  • 1958-03-14 Recording Industry Association of American created
  • 1958-03-26 US Army launched America's third successful satellite, "Explorer III"
  • 1958-04-13 Van Cliburn is the first American to win the Chaikovsky Compettion in Moscow.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1958-04-18 A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum.

  • 1958-07-13 Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • 1958-09-06 Mary Ann Mobley (Miss), 21, crowned 31st Miss America 1959
  • 1958-09-26 Columbia (US) beats Sceptre (Britain) in 18th America's Cup
  • 1958-10-14 The District of Columbia Bar Association votes to accept black Americans as members.

CommunicationHistoric Communication

1958-12-19 1st radio broadcast from space, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower Christmas message "to all mankind, America's wish for peace on Earth and goodwill to men everywhere"

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1959-01-25 1st transcontinental commercial jet flight (American) (LA to NY for $301)
  • 1959-02-03 American Airlines Electra crashes in NY's East River, killing 65
  • 1959-05-20 Japanese-Americans regain their citizenship
  • 1959-06-14 Beverly Hanson wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • 1959-07-04 America's new 49-star flag honoring Alaska statehood unfurled
  • 1959-07-15 The US steel strike of 1959 begins, leading to significant importation of foreign steel for the first time in United States history.
  • 1959-07-28 Hawaii's 1st US election sends 1st Asian-Americans to Congress
  • 1959-07-29 First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
  • 1959-08-24 Hiram L Fong sworn in as 1st Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as 1st Japanese-American Rep (Both from Hawaii)
  • 1959-09-11 Congress passes a bill authorizing food stamps for poor Americans
  • 1960-04-01 Census determines the resident population of the United States to be 179,245,000
  • 1960-04-17 American Samoa sets up a constitutional government
  • 1960-07-04 America's new 50-star flag honoring Hawaiian statehood unfurled
  • 1960-07-31 Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • 1960-09-11 The Young Americans for Freedom, meeting at home of William F. Buckley, Jr., promulgate the Sharon Statement.
  • 1960-10-03 San Francisco's White House department store is the 1st to accept BankAmericard
  • 1960-12-14 Washington Senators joins American League

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961-01-24 Edward Albee's "American Dream" premieres in NYC

Playwright Edward Albee
Edward Albee
  • 1961-04-14 Cuban-American invasion army departs Nicaragua
  • 1961-04-20 American Harold Graham makes 1st rocket belt flight
  • 1961-05-05 Alan Shepard becomes 1st American in space (aboard Freedom 7)
  • 1961-07-30 Judy Kimball wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open
  • 1961-08-30 James Benton Parsons is confirmed as 1st African American judge of a US District Court
  • 1961-09-09 Maria Beale Fletcher (NC), 19, crowned 34th Miss America 1962

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1961-10-06 JFK advises Americans to build fallout shelters

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1961-10-27 American Basketball League starts play
  • 1962-01-01 United States Navy SEALs established.
  • 1962-01-22 The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership.
  • 1962-02-10 Jim Beatty sets American indoor mile record (3:58.9) in LA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1962-02-20 John Glenn become 1st American to orbit the Earth, aboard Friendship 7

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • 1962-03-01 American Airlines 707 plunges nose first into Jamaica Bay, NY, killing 95
  • 1962-03-19 "All American" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 1962-05-26 "All American" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 performances
  • 1962-08-12 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Heart of America Golf Tournament
  • 1962-09-15 Australia's 1st entry in America's Cup yacht race (US wins)
  • 1962-09-25 Weatherly (US) beats Gretel (Aust) in 19th running of America's Cup

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1962-09-30 Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers.

Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez
Civil Rights Activist
Cesar Chavez

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

1962-10-25 American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

  • 1962-12-31 American Basketball League announces suspension of operation
  • 1963-01-08 "Mona Lisa", on loan, unveiled in America's National Gallery of Art
  • 1963-05-01 1st American (James Whittaker) conquers Mount Everest
  • 1963-06-08 American Heart Association is 1st agency to campaign against cigarettes
  • 1963-07-01 ZIP (Zone Improvement Plan) Codes are introduced for United States mail
  • 1963-09-07 American Bandstand moves to California, & airs once a week on Saturday
  • 1963-09-14 Mary Ann Fischer of Aberdeen, South Dakota, gives birth to America's 1st surviving quintuplets, 4 girls & a boy
  • 1963-09-15 Church bombed in Birmingham AL, kills 4 African-American girls

MurderAssassination of John F. Kennedy

1963-11-22 American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas
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  • 1964-01-23 24th Amendment to the United States Constitution ratified, barring poll tax in federal elections
  • 1964-02-02 GI Joe, debuts as a popular American boy's toy
  • 1964-05-14 Underground America Day is 1st observed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964-06-28 Organization for Afro-American Unity formed in New York by Malcolm X

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • 1964-09-21 Constellation (US) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America's Cup
  • 1964-10-27 Congo rebel leader Christopher Gbenye holds 60 Americans & 800 Belgians

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1965-01-01 American actor George Murphy begins his term as Senator of California

Actor and Senator George Murphy
Actor and Senator
George Murphy
  • 1965-01-08 Senator Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make marigold the American natonal flower (it does not pass)
  • 1965-01-08 Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1965-03-20 Civil and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height has her first column published in the weekly African-American newspaper called the "New York Amsterdam News"

Women's and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Women's and Civil Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • 1965-05-16 The Campbell Soup Company introduces SpaghettiOs under its Franco-American brand
  • 1965-06-07 The Supreme Court of the United States decides on Griswold v. Connecticut, effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

1965-06-12 Sonny and Cher make their 1st TV appearance in "American Bandstand"

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
  • 1965-09-11 The 1st Cavalry Division of the United States Army arrives in Vietnam.
  • 1965-10-10 "Vinland Map" is introduced by Yale University as being the first known map of America, drawn about 1440
  • 1965-11-17 The NVA ambushes American troops of the 7th Cavalry at Landing Zone Albany in the la Drang Valley, almost wiping them out
  • 1966-04-19 70th Boston Marathon: Kenji Kimihara of Japan 1st man in 2:17:11 and Bobbi Gibb of United States 1st woman in 3:21:40

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1966-09-15 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, responding to a sniper attack at the University of Texas at Austin, writes a letter to the United States Congress urging the enactment of gun control legislation.

36th US President Lyndon B. Johnson
36th US President
Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 1966-11-02 The Cuban Adjustment Act comes into force, allowing 123,000 Cubans opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the US
  • 1966-11-07 Jean-Claude van Itallie's "America Hurrah" premieres in NYC

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1966-11-08 Edward W. Brooke (Rep-R-Mass) becomes 1st African American popularly elected to the US Senate

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke
  • 1967-01-06 United States Marine Corps and ARVN troops launch "Operation Deckhouse Five" in the Mekong River delta.
  • 1967-01-10 Edward W. Brooke (Sen-R-Mass), takes his seat as the 1st popularly elected African American to the US Senate
  • 1967-02-02 Formation of American Basketball Association is announced
  • 1967-04-01 The United States Department of Transportation begins operation.
  • 1967-04-19 71st Boston Marathon: Dave McKenzie of New Zealand 1st man in 2:15:45 and Bobbi Gibb of United States 1st woman in 3:27:17

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1967-04-24 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."

  • 1967-05-03 African American students seize finance building at Northwestern University
  • 1967-09-09 Debra Dene Barnes (Kansas), 20, crowned 40th Miss America 1968
  • 1967-09-18 Intrepid (US) beats Dame Pattie (Aust) in 21st America's Cup
  • 1967-10-23 NJ Americans (later NY/NJ Nets) play 1st ABA game
  • 1967-11-21 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: "I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing."
  • 1968-04-03 "Planet of the Apes" United States wide premiere
  • 1968-04-19 72nd Boston Marathon: Amby Burfoot of Conn 1st man in 2:22:17 and Bobbi Gibb of United States 1st woman in 3:30:00
  • 1968-05-24 American boxer Bob Foster defeats holder Dick Tiger for the world light-heavyweight Championship at Madison Square Gardens, New York (goes on to defend title 14x)
  • 1968-07-15 NJ Americans moved to Comack & become NY Nets (ABA)
  • 1968-08-21 After 5 years Soviet Union once again jams Voice of America radio
  • 1968-08-21 Marine James Anderson Jr is 1st African American to win Medal of Honor

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1968-08-25 Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship

Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe
  • 1968-09-08 Saundra Williams wins 1st Miss Black America pageant

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 10,105

  • 1886-09-13 Alain LeRoy Locke, African American writer and philosopher “Father of the Harlem Renaissance”
  • 1886-10-30 Zoe Akins, American playwright (d. 1958)
  • 1886-11-24 Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher (d. 1973)
  • 1886-12-01 Rex Stout, American mystery writer (Nero Wolf novels), born in Noblesville, Indiana (d. 1975)
  • 1886-12-25 Kid Ory, American musician (d. 1973)
  • 1887-01-22 Helen Hoyt, American poet (d. 1972)
  • 1887-02-16 Kathleen Clifford, American actress (When the Clouds Roll by), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1962)
  • 1887-03-04 Violet MacMillan, American Broadway theatre actress (The Magic Cloak), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1953)
  • 1887-03-11 Raoul Walsh, American film director (Thief of Baghdad, Battle Cry), (d. 1980)
  • 1887-03-14 Sylvia Beach, American publisher and bookseller (Shakespeare and Company), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1962)
  • 1887-03-15 Marjorie Merriweather Post, American socialite and businesswoman (d. 1973)
  • 1887-03-18 Frank Moran, American heavyweight boxer and film actor, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1967)
  • 1887-04-04 William Cumming Rose, American biochemist who discovered threonine (an amino acid), born in Greenville, South Carolina (d. 1985)
  • 1887-04-12 Harold Lockwood, American actor (Tess of the Storm Country), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1918)
  • 1887-04-21 Joe McCarthy, American baseball manager (d. 1978)
  • 1887-06-02 Howard Johnson, American songwriter (d. 1941)
  • 1887-06-05 Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist (Patterns of Culture), born in NYC, New York (d. 1948)
  • 1887-08-13 Julius Freed, American inventor and banker (d. 1952)
  • 1887-08-17 Marcus Garvey, began back-to-Africa movement among US African Americans
  • 1887-09-03 Frank Christian, American musician (d. 1973)
  • 1887-09-09 Alf (Alfred) Landon, (R-Ks) American politician and Presidential candidate (1932, 1936). Dies 1987
  • 1887-09-19 Lovie [Cora] Austin, American jazz pianist (Down Hearted Blues), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1972)
  • 1887-09-19 Lynne Overman, American actor (Reap the Wild Wind), born in Maryville, Missouri (d. 1943)
  • 1887-09-25 May Sutton Bundy, Tennis champion and 1st American woman to win the singles title at Wimbledon in 1905, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1975)
  • 1887-11-11 Roland Young, British-born American actor, born in London, England (d. 1953)

Person of interestGeorgia O’Keeffe

1887-11-15 Georgia O'Keeffe, American sculptor/painter (Cow's Skull), born in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin (d. 1986)

Painter and Sculptor Georgia O’Keeffe
Painter and Sculptor
Georgia O’Keeffe
  • 1887-11-19 James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1887-12-09 Tim Moore, American actor and vaudevillian, born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 1958)
  • 1888-01-01 John Garand, American inventor (d. 1974)
  • 1888-01-08 Richard Courant, German-American mathematician (d. 1972)
  • 1888-02-22 Owen Brewster, American politician (d. 1961)
  • 1888-02-27 Earl Caddock, American professional wrestler (d. 1950)
  • 1888-03-04 Rafaela Ottiano, Italian-born American actress (Grand Hotel, The Devil-Doll), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1942)
  • 1888-03-04 Jeff Pfeffer, American professional baseball pitcher (d. 1972)
  • 1888-04-08 Dennis Chavez, American politician (d. 1964)
  • 1888-04-26 Anita Loos, American screenwriter, novelist (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and playwright (d. 1981)

Person of interestIrving Berlin

1888-05-11 Irving Berlin [Israel Isidore Baline], American composer and lyricist considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history (God Bless America, White Xmas), born in Tyumen, Russian Empire (d. 1989)

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin

Person of interestJim Thorpe

1888-05-28 Jim Thorpe, versatile American athlete (Olympic gold-1912), born in Prague, Oklahoma (d. 1953)

Versatile Athlete Jim Thorpe
Versatile Athlete
Jim Thorpe
  • 1888-06-03 Tom Brown, American dixieland jazz trombonist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1958)
  • 1888-06-16 Peter Stoner, American mathematician and astronomer (d. 1980)
  • 1888-06-23 Bronson M. Cutting, American politician (d. 1935)
  • 1888-06-27 Antoinette Perry, American theater director (d. 1946}
  • 1888-07-22 Kirk Bryan, American geologist (d. 1950)
  • 1888-08-13 Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (d. 1975)
  • 1888-08-16 Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1943)
  • 1888-09-19 J. W. Alexander, American mathematician (d. 1971)
  • 1888-09-26 J. Frank Dobie, American folklorist and newspaper columnist (d. 1964)
  • 1888-10-03 Roy Webb, American film composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1888-10-16 Paul Popenoe, American activist (d. 1979)
  • 1888-11-16 Clinton Golden, Penn, founder (United Steelworkers of America)
  • 1888-11-24 Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist (d. 1972)
  • 1888-12-07 Matthew Heywood Campbell Broun, 1st President of American Newspaper Guild
  • 1888-12-20 Fred Merkle, American baseball figure (d. 1958)
  • 1889-01-11 Calvin Bridges, American geneticist (d. 1938)
  • 1889-01-20 Allan Haines Loughead, American aviation executive (d. 1969)

Person of interestVictor Fleming

1889-02-23 Victor Fleming, American film director (The Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind), born in Pasadena, California (d. 1949)

Director Victor Fleming
Victor Fleming
  • 1889-02-25 Homer S. Ferguson, United States Senator (d. 1982)
  • 1889-04-13 Herbert Osborne Yardley, American cryptographer (d. 1958)
  • 1889-05-03 Beulah Bondi, American actress (It's a Wonderful Life), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • 1889-05-10 Mae Murray, American silent screen actress, born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1965)
  • 1889-05-15 Bessie Hillman, founder (Almalgamated Clothing Workers of America)
  • 1889-05-18 Thomas Midgley, American chemist and inventor (d. 1944)

Person of interestIgor Sikorsky

1889-05-25 Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1972)

Aviator Igor Sikorsky
Igor Sikorsky
  • 1889-06-21 Ralph Craig, American athlete (d. 1972)
  • 1889-07-09 Leo Dandurand, American-born Canadian hockey executive (d. 1964)
  • 1889-07-16 Larry Semon, American comedian (d. 1928)

Person of interestErle Stanley Gardner

1889-07-17 Erle Stanley Gardner, American detective writer (Perry Mason), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1970)

Detective Writer Erle Stanley Gardner
Detective Writer
Erle Stanley Gardner
  • 1889-08-01 John Friend Mahoney, American physician who pioneered the treatment of syphilis with penicillin, born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (d. 1957)
  • 1889-08-06 George Kenney, American Air Force General (d. 1977)
  • 1889-08-12 Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (d. 1981)
  • 1889-09-20 Charles Reidpath, American athlete (d. 1975)

Person of interestWalter Lippmann

1889-09-23 Walter Lippmann, American journalist/political writer (Public Opinion), born in NYC, New York

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann
  • 1889-10-08 Collett E. Woolman, American airline founder (Delta Air Service), born in Bloomington, Indiana (d. 1966)
  • 1889-10-25 Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • 1889-11-19 Clifton Webb [Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck], American actor (Razor's Edge, Laura), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1966)
  • 1889-12-11 Walter Knott, American farmer (d. 1981)
  • 1889-12-21 Sewall Wright, American biologist (d. 1988)
  • 1890-01-11 Monte Blue, US silent film actor (Montana, Oh Boy), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1963)
  • 1890-01-28 Robert Stroud, American convict, "Birdman of Alcatraz", born in Seattle Washington (d. 1963)
  • 1890-02-27 Freddie Keppard, American jazz musician (d. 1933)
  • 1890-03-12 William Dudley Pelley, American leader of the Silver Legion (d. 1965)
  • 1890-04-13 Frank Murphy, American public servant (d. 1949)
  • 1890-05-14 Alex Pompez, American baseball executive (d. 1974)
  • 1890-06-06 Ted Lewis [Theodore Leopold Friedman], American entertainer, bandleader and musician (Is Everybody Happy?), born in Circleville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • 1890-06-14 May Allison, American actress (A Fool There Was, Almost Married), born in Rising Fawn, Georgia (d. 1989)
  • 1890-07-05 Frederick Lewis Allen, American social historian (d. 1954)
  • 1890-08-02 Marin Sais, American actress (The Pony Express Girl), born in San Rafael, California (d. 1971)
  • 1890-08-13 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, African American advocate in Virginia
  • 1890-08-15 Elizabeth Bolden, American Supercentenarian (oldest verified person in the world at the time of her death), born in Somerville, Tennessee (d. 2006)
  • 1890-08-15 Elvin M. Jellinek, American Physiologist and pioneer in the study of alcoholism, born in NYC, New York
  • 1890-08-20 H. P. Lovecraft, American horror writer (At the Mountains of Madness, Weird Tales), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1937)
  • 1890-08-27 Man Ray, American artist and photographer (Dada), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1976)
  • 1890-12-21 Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist and Nobel laureate (d. 1967)
  • 1890-12-26 Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (d. 1992)
  • 1891-01-07 Zora Neale Hurston, Notasulga Alabama, American writer
  • 1891-01-17 Marjorie Gateson, American actress (One Man's Family), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1977)

Person of interestFrank Costello

1891-01-26 Frank Costello, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld), born in Lauropoli, Calabria, Italy (d. 1973)

Gangster Frank Costello
Frank Costello
  • 1891-01-26 Wilder Penfield, American-born Canadian neurosurgeon (d. 1976)
  • 1891-01-29 R Norris Williams, American tennis champ (US Open-1914) and survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1968)
  • 1891-02-07 Ann Little [Mary Brooks], American actress, born in Mount Shasta, California (d. 1984)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 5,029

  • 1958-04-04 Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure and abusive partner of actress Lana Turner, stabbed to death by Turner's daughter in self-defence at 32
  • 1958-06-10 Angelina Weld Grimke, American journalist (b. 1880)
  • 1958-07-27 Claire Chennault, American military leader, dies at 64
  • 1958-08-14 Mary Ritter Beard, American historian, dies at 82
  • 1958-10-12 Gordon Griffith, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)
  • 1958-10-17 Paul Outerbridge, American photographer (b. 1896)
  • 1958-10-29 Zoe Akins, American playwright (b. 1886)
  • 1958-11-16 Warner Fabian, [S Adams], US author (Great American Fraud), dies at 87
  • 1958-12-10 Adolfo Camarillo, American horse breeder (b.1864)
  • 1958-12-15 Wolfgang Pauli, Swiss-American theoretical physicist (Pauli inhibition, Nobel 1945), dies at 58
  • 1959-02-11 Marshall Teague, American race car driver (b. 1922)
  • 1959-02-14 Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (b. 1898)
  • 1959-03-04 Maxey Long, American athlete (b. 1878)
  • 1959-03-15 Lester Young, American musician (b. 1909)
  • 1959-07-08 Dale Buisand & Chester Ovnand killed in Viet Cong attack, becoming the second and third Americans killed in the Vietnam War
  • 1959-07-17 Eugene Meyer, American businessman and newspaper publisher (b. 1875)
  • 1959-08-15 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (b. 1901)
  • 1959-10-06 Bernard Berenson, American art historian (b. 1865)
  • 1959-10-25 Bob Murphy, TV host (RFD America), dies at 42
  • 1960-01-28 Zora Neale Hurston, American author, dies at 69
  • 1960-05-27 James Montgomery Flagg, American illustrator, dies at 82
  • 1960-06-28 Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1898)
  • 1960-07-13 Joy Gresham, American writer (b. 1915)
  • 1960-07-26 Cedric Gibbons, American art director (b. 1893)
  • 1960-08-21 David Barnard Steinman, American civil engineer and bridge designer (b. 1886)
  • 1960-11-03 Paul Willis, American actor (The Little Lumberjack, Little Kaintuck), dies at 59
  • 1961-01-07 Clarice Baright, 1st woman admitted to American Bar Association, dies at 74
  • 1961-01-09 Emily Greene Balch, American writer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (b. 1867)

Person of interestAlfred Carlton Gilbert

1961-01-24 Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American athlete, inventor, and businessman (invented the Erector Set), dies at 76

  • 1961-02-22 Nick LaRocca, American jazz coronetist and composer (Tiger Rag), dies at 71
  • 1961-04-13 John A. Bennett, American convicted rapist (b. 1935)
  • 1961-04-29 Cisco Houston, American folk singer (b. 1918)
  • 1961-05-16 George A. Malcolm, American jurist & educator (b. 1881)
  • 1961-06-30 Lee de Forest, American inventor (Electron Tube), dies at 87

Person of interestErnest Hemingway

1961-07-02 Ernest Hemingway, American author and Nobel laureate (The Old Man and the Sea), dies from suicide at 61

  • 1961-07-06 Scott LaFaro, American jazz musician, dies at 25
  • 1961-07-06 Woodall Rodgers, American politician (b. 1890)
  • 1961-09-03 Robert E. Gross, American businessman (b. 1897)
  • 1961-10-18 Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress (b. 1892)
  • 1961-11-13 Anthony Joseph Drexel Biddle, Jr., American diplomat (b. 1897)
  • 1962-04-13 Culbert Olson, American lawyer and politician (Gov-D-Cal), dies at 85
  • 1962-05-14 Florence Auer, American actress (b. 1880)
  • 1962-05-31 Henry Fountain Ashurst, American politician (b. 1874)
  • 1962-06-04 Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (b. 1882)
  • 1962-07-12 Roger Wolfe Kahn, American band leader (b. 1907)
  • 1962-07-27 James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (b. 1895)
  • 1962-10-06 Tod Browning, American film director (b. 1880)
  • 1962-12-13 Harry Barris, American popular singer (b. 1905)
  • 1962-12-28 Kathleen Clifford, American actress (b. 1887)
  • 1963-01-08 Kay Sage, American artist and poet commits suicide aged 64
  • 1963-01-11 Arthur D Nock, English-Americans historian (St Paul), dies at 60
  • 1963-03-05 Cowboy Copas, American singer (b. 1913)
  • 1963-03-18 Wanda Hawley, American actress (b. 1895)
  • 1963-04-18 Meyer Jacobstein, American politician (b. 1880)
  • 1963-05-11 Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1888)
  • 1963-07-27 Garrett Morgan, American inventor (gas mask and traffic signal), dies at 86
  • 1963-08-23 Glen Gray, American jazz musician and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra (b. 1900)
  • 1963-10-15 Horton Smith. American golfer (b. 1908)

Person of interestJohn F. Kennedy

1963-11-22 John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1961-63), assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1963-12-28 Abbott Joseph Liebling, American journalist/writer, dies
  • 1964-01-07 Cyril Davies, American musician (b. 1932)
  • 1964-02-15 Robert L. Thornton, American businessman and politician (b. 1880)
  • 1964-02-25 Grace Metalious, American writer (b. 1924)

Person of interestRachel Carson

1964-04-14 Rachel Carson, American biologist/author (Silent Spring), dies at 56

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • 1964-05-30 Eddie Sachs, American auto racer (b. 1927)
  • 1964-05-30 Dave MacDonald, American auto racer (b. 1936)
  • 1964-06-26 Leo Dandurand, American-born Canadian sports executive (b. 1889)
  • 1964-06-29 Eric Dolphy, American jazz musician (b. 1928)
  • 1964-09-02 Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist, dies at 64
  • 1964-09-02 Alvin York, American World War I soldier who led a famed attack on a German machine gun nest (Medal of Honor), dies at 76
  • 1964-09-03 Stewart Holbrook, American author (b. 1893)
  • 1964-09-14 Mary Howe, American composer and pianist (Sand), dies at 82
  • 1964-10-08 Charles Hodge, NYU professor (Answers for Americans), dies at 69
  • 1964-11-03 John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (b. 1905)
  • 1964-11-10 James "Jimmie" Dodd, American actor (Thundering Trails, Riders of the Rio Grande), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1964-11-30 Don Redman, American jazz musician and orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times), dies at 64
  • 1964-12-21 Carl Van Vechten, American writer and photographer (b. 1880)

Person of interestT. S. Eliot

1965-01-04 T. S. Eliot, American-born British poet (The Waste Land) and Nobel laureate (1948), dies in London at 76

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot

Person of interestMalcolm X

1965-02-21 Malcolm X [Little], African American human rights activist and Muslim minister, assassinated in New York City at 39

African American Activist Malcolm X
African American Activist
Malcolm X
  • 1965-03-28 Jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (The White Outlaw), dies at 80
  • 1965-03-30 Philip Showalter Hench, American physician, (Nobel Prize 1950 for cortisone), dies at 69
  • 1965-04-01 Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics manufacturer (b. 1870)
  • 1965-04-10 Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours, A Letter to Three Wives), dies from burns received in a house fire at 41
  • 1965-04-10 Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (b. 1928)
  • 1965-04-30 Helen Chandler, American actress (Dracula, Salute, Last Flight), dies at 59

Person of interestJudy Holliday

1965-06-07 Judy Holliday, American comedienne and actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), dies of cancer at 43

Actress Judy Holliday
Judy Holliday
  • 1965-06-15 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (b. 1902
  • 1965-06-15 Steve Cochran [Robert Alexander Cochran], American actor (Mozambique, Gay Senotiys, Dallas), dies from acute infectious edema at 48
  • 1965-06-28 Red Nichols, American musician (b. 1905)
  • 1965-07-15 Francis Cherry, American politician (b. 1908)
  • 1965-08-02 N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb, dies at 73
  • 1965-08-06 Everett Sloane, American actor (Patsy, Citizen Kane, Enforcer), dies of apparent suicide with barbiturates at 55
  • 1965-08-22 Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), dies in a horse riding accident at 60
  • 1965-09-08 Dorothy Dandridge, American actress (Island in the Sun), dies of accidental overdose at 42
  • 1965-09-10 Father Divine [Reverend Major Jealous Divine], "the Messenger", African American religious leader
  • 1965-09-13 Jean B. Fletcher, American architect (b. 1915)
  • 1965-09-15 Steve Brown, American musician (b. 1890)
  • 1965-10-11 Dorothea Lange, American documentary photographer, dies at 70
  • 1965-10-17 Barton King, cricketer (America's greatest cricket all-rounder), dies
  • 1965-10-21 Bill Black, American band leader and bassist who worked with Elvis, dies of a brain tumour at 39