United States of America in History (Part 13)

Historical Events

Events 1201 - 1,300 of 1,631

  • 1987-02-04 Stars & Stripes beats Australia's Kookaburra 3, sweeps America's Cup
  • 1987-02-07 Dennis Conner & Stars & Stripes bring the America's Cup back to US
  • 1987-02-20 David Hartman quits ABC's "Good Morning America" after 11 years
  • 1987-03-09 Chrysler Corp offered to buy American Motors Corp for $1 billion
  • 1987-04-28 American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987-05-19 1st American Comedy Award: Johnny Carson & Betty White

Actress and Comedian Betty White
Actress and Comedian
Betty White
Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • 1987-06-20 Chuti Tiu, 17, of Wisconsin, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1987-08-01 Nurse Mary R Stout chosen chairperson of Vietnam Veterans of America
  • 1987-08-07 5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala
  • 1987-09-19 Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (Mich), 24, crowned 61st Miss America
  • 1987-10-12 Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers, 9-5 in ALCS Game 5 at Tiger Stadium for 4-1 series win; go on to win club's first Baseball World Series
  • 1987-11-15 Leile McBridge (Denver), crowned Miss Black America
  • 1987-12-02 Jennifer Steele, 17, of Colorado becomes Miss Teen of America [Approx]

Music awardsMusic Awards

1988-01-25 15th American Music Awards: Anita Baker; Paul Simon; & Whitney Houston win

  • 1988-03-15 Eugene Marino of Atlanta appointed 1st African American archbishop
  • 1988-04-06 African American polar explorer Matthew Henson buried next to Robert Peary in Arlington National Cemetery

  • 1988-05-05 Eugene A Marino installed as 1st African American archbishop
  • 1988-05-14 Carrollton bus collision: a drunk driver going the wrong way on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky, United States hits a converted school bus carrying a church youth group. The crash and ensuing fire kill 27.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1988-05-15 2nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams & Tracey Ullman

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • 1988-06-06 George H. W. Bush makes campaign promise to support reparations for WW II to Japanese-American internees (promise broken, May 1989)
  • 1988-06-12 Andy Hampton is 1st American to win Round of Italy
  • 1988-06-25 Kristen Logan, 17, of Mississippi, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1988-08-04 Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II
  • 1988-09-09 US Stars & Stripes H3 defeats NZ's KZ-1 at the 27th America's Cup: NZ appeal in court but eventually lose
  • 1988-09-10 Gretchen Elizabeth Carlson (Minnesota), 22, crowned 62nd Miss America 1989
  • 1988-10-09 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • 1988-10-19 3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1988-12-06 Yasser Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat
Palestinian Leader
Yasser Arafat
  • 1989-01-15 10th ACE Cable Awards: HBO wins the Golden CableACE for "Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam"
  • 1989-01-29 Episcopal Church of the United States appoints Barbara Harris as its first female bishop

Music awardsMusic Awards

1989-01-30 16th American Music Awards: Randy Travis and George Michael win

Pop Superstar George Michael
Pop Superstar
George Michael
Country Music Singer Randy Travis
Country Music Singer
Randy Travis
  • 1989-01-30 The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes.
  • 1989-02-03 Baseball's National League announces Yanks' broadcaster Bill White will its 1st African American President
  • 1989-02-10 Ron Brown chosen 1st African American chairman of a major US party (Democrats)
  • 1989-03-01 The United States becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • 1989-03-27 1st African American soap opera, "Generations" premieres on NBC-TV

  • 1989-03-28 New Zealand wins America's Cup over Stars & Stripes, in a NY court
  • 1989-04-07 NY Supreme Court takes America's Cup away from SD Yacht Club for using a catamaran against NZ. Appeals court eventually overrules
  • 1989-05-23 3rd American Comedy Award: Paula Poundstone
  • 1989-07-22 Kristin Huxhold, 18, of Missouri, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1989-07-23 FOX-TV tops ABC, NBC & CBS for 1st time (America's Most Wanted)
  • 1989-07-24 Paula Gwynn, 22, crowned 21st Miss Black America
  • 1989-09-16 Debbye Turner (Mont), 23, crowned 63rd Miss America 1990
  • 1989-09-17 NYC court of appeals overturns lower court decision & returns America's Cup back to US (from NZ)
  • 1989-09-19 Appeals court restores America's Cup to US after NY Supreme Court gave it to NZ (NZ protested US's use of a catamaran)
  • 1989-10-08 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
  • 1989-10-21 Betram Lee & Peter Bynoe purchase the Denver Nuggets for $65m - 1st African American owners of a major sports team,
  • 1989-11-07 NYC elects it's 1st African American mayor (David Dinkins) & 1st female comptroller (Elizabeth Holtzman)
  • 1989-11-08 Douglas Wilder elected 1st African American Governor of Virginia and any state since reconstruction
  • 1990-01-01 David Dinkins sworn in as 1st African American mayor of New York City
  • 1990-01-13 1st elected African American Governor inaugurated (Douglas Wilder-Virginia)

Music awardsMusic Awards

1990-01-22 17th American Music Awards: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win

Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • 1990-01-26 Boston Red Sox hires Elaine Weddington as asst GM (highest-ranking African American female in a major-league front office)
  • 1990-03-01 Steve Jackson Games is raided by the United States Secret Service, prompting the later formation of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
  • 1990-03-03 Carole Gist (20) is the 1st African American to be crowned Miss USA in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1990-03-10 4th American Comedy Award: "When Harry Met Sally"

  • 1990-03-27 The United States begins broadcasting TV Martí to Cuba in an effort to bridge the information blackout imposed by the Castro regime.
  • 1990-04-26 NY court of appeals ends 2½ year legal battle over 1988 America's Cup by refusing jurisdiction of case
  • 1990-05-02 "Some Americans Abroad" opens at Vivian Beaumont NYC for 62 performances
  • 1990-05-24 A car carrying American Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney explodes in Oakland, California, critically injuring both
  • 1990-06-17 "Some Americans Abroad" closes at Vivian Beaumont NYC after 62 performances
  • 1990-07-14 Sara Martin, of Illinois, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1990-07-23 Rosie Jones (St Louis), 26, crowned 22nd Miss Black America
  • 1990-07-26 Americans with Disabilities Act comes into effect

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-07-26 US President George H. W. Bush signs Americans With Disabilities Act

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1990-08-16 Iraq orders 4000 Britons & 2500 Americans in Kuwait to Iraq
  • 1990-08-27 52 Americans arrive in Turkey from Iraq

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990-08-29 Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein
  • 1990-09-07 Marjorie Judith Vincent (Ill), 25, crowned 64th Miss America 1991
  • 1990-09-26 Motion Picture Association of America creates new NC-17 rating
  • 1990-10-10 American Petroleum Institute (API) reports crude inventories dropped by more than 4 MMB in the last week
  • 1990-10-10 MLB American League Championship: Oakland Athletics beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 0
  • 1990-11-04 US Secretary of State James Baker visits American troops in Saudi Arabia
  • 1990-12-09 23rd NAACP Image Awards: "Coming to America" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Music awardsMusic Awards

1991-01-28 18th American Music Awards: M.C. Hammer & Janet Jackson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991-02-04 Alex Trebek becomes first person to host three American game shows at the same time (Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration, To Tell the Truth)

TV Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
TV Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek

  • 1991-02-05 All American Bowl ends after 14 years
  • 1991-03-04 Bank of Credit & Commerce Intl divests itself of 1st American Bank
  • 1991-03-08 Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists & 2 American soldiers it captured
  • 1991-03-09 5th American Comedy Award: Dennis Wolfberg
  • 1991-04-22 Shalom America (Jewish cable network) is launched in Brooklyn & Queens
  • 1991-05-19 Willy T. Ribbs overcomes numerous mechanical problems in qualifying to become first African-American driver to make Indianapolis 500 starting grid
  • 1991-06-08 Warren Schutte is 1st non American to win NCAA Division 1 golf title
  • 1991-06-26 Amy Elizabeth Goodman, of California, crowned America's Junior Miss

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1991-07-18 Mike Tyson meets Miss Black America contestants

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson
  • 1991-07-19 Mike Tyson rapes a Miss Black America contestant (Desiree Washington)
  • 1991-07-20 Mike Tyson is accused of raping a Miss Black America contestant
  • 1991-07-21 Sharmell Sullivan (Gary Indiana), 20, crowned 23rd Miss Black America
  • 1991-07-28 Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley
  • 1991-08-06 American softball pitcher Debbie Doom strikes out 17 in her 2nd consecutive perfect game at the Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba; beats Nicaragua, 8-0
  • 1991-09-13 Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts
  • 1991-09-14 Carolyn Suzanne Sapp (Hawaii), 24, crowned 65th Miss America 1992
  • 1991-10-13 MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 1
  • 1991-11-14 American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103
  • 1991-12-02 Muslim Shi'ites release American hostage Joseph Cicippio held in Lebanon
  • 1991-12-04 Pan American World Airways ceased operations
  • 1992-01-27 19th American Music Awards: C & C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win
  • 1992-03-28 6th American Comedy Award: Cathy Ladman, Judy Watkins, Billy Crystal
  • 1992-04-13 American Airlines reduce its 1st-class fares 20%-50%
  • 1992-05-09 America Cup finals begin in San Diego

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 9,830

  • 1898-05-06 Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor, born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1973)
  • 1898-05-23 Scott O'Dell, American author (d. 1989)
  • 1898-05-25 Gene Tunney, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1926-30), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1898-06-19 James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1968)
  • 1898-06-21 Donald C. Peattie, American botanist and writer, born in Chicago (d. 1964)
  • 1898-06-25 Kay [Katherine Linn] Sage, American painter and poet, born in Albany, New York (d. 1963)
  • 1898-07-14 A. B. "Happy" Chandler, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1991)
  • 1898-07-22 Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (d. 1943)
  • 1898-07-23 Jacob Marschak, Ukrainian-American economist (econometrics), born in Kiev, Russia (d. 1977)
  • 1898-07-28 Lawrence Gray, American actor, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1970)

Person of interestJack Haley

1898-08-10 Jack Haley [John Joseph], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Ford Star Revue), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1979)

Actor Jack Haley
Jack Haley

Person of interestShirley Booth

1898-08-30 Shirley Booth, American actress (Hazel), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)

Actress Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
  • 1898-09-10 Waldo Semon, American inventor (polyvinyl chloride), born in Demopolis, Alabama (d. 1999)
  • 1898-09-16 H. A. Rey, American children's author and creator of "Curious George", born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1977)
  • 1898-09-22 Katherine Alexander, American actress, born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 1977)
  • 1898-09-25 Robert Brackman, American artist, born in Odes'ka Oblast, Ukraine (d. 1980)
  • 1898-10-03 Leo McCarey, American film director (The Awful Truth), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1969)
  • 1898-11-09 Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1953-64), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1973)
  • 1898-12-05 Grace Moore, American soprano and actress (One Night of Love), born in Slabtown, Tennessee (d. 1947)
  • 1898-12-24 Warren "Baby" Dodds, American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1959)
  • 1898-12-30 Vincent Lopez, American jazz pianist and big-band leader ("Nola"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975) [1]

Person of interestAl Capone

1899-01-17 Al Capone, American gangster (Chicago bootlegging), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1947)

Gangster Al Capone
Al Capone
  • 1899-01-21 Lido Manetti [Arnold Kent], Italian-born American actor (Quo Vardis), born in Florence (d. 1928)
  • 1899-01-30 Max Theiler, South African-American virologist who developed vaccine for Yellow Fever (Nobel Prize 1951), born in Pretoria (d. 1972)
  • 1899-02-22 George O'Hara, American silent era screenwriter and actor (The Sea Beast, The Grapes of Wrath), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1899-02-23 Norman Taurog, American film director (Skippy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • 1899-02-27 Charles Herbert Best, Washington County, Maine, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin)
  • 1899-03-13 John Van Vleck, American physicist, mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 1980)

Person of interestGloria Swanson

1899-03-27 Gloria Swanson, American actress (Sunset Boulevard, Queen Kelly) and producer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1983)

  • 1899-03-28 Harold B. Lee, American religious leader, Head of Latter-day Saints, born in Clifton, Idaho (d. 1973)
  • 1899-03-28 August A. "Gussie" Busch, Jr., American brewing magnate and American baseball executive, born in St Louis (d. 1989)
  • 1899-04-09 James Smith McDonnell, American aviator and engineer, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1980)
  • 1899-04-19 George O'Brien, American actor (Sunrise: A Song of Two Human), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1985)

Person of interestLeo Diegel

1899-04-27 Leo Diegel, American golfer (PGA C'ship 1928-29), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1951)

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel

Person of interestDuke Ellington

1899-04-29 Edward "Duke" Ellington, American bandleader, composer and pianist ("Take the A Train"; "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1974)

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 1899-05-08 Arthur Q Bryan, American voice actor, comedian and radio personality (Beulah, The Devil Bat), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1959)

Person of interestNoel Wien

1899-06-08 Noel Wien, American aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska), born in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin (d. 1977)

Aviation Pioneer Noel Wien
Aviation Pioneer
Noel Wien
  • 1899-06-16 Helen Traubel, American soprano, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • 1899-06-27 Juan Trippe, American airline pioneer and entrepreneur (Pan Am founder), born in Sea Bright, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • 1899-06-30 Madge Bellamy [Margaret Derden Philpott], American actress (White Zombie, The Iron Horse), born in Hillsboro, Texas (d. 1990)
  • 1899-07-10 John Gilbert, American actor, screenwriter and director (The Hater of Men, Man, Woman and Sin), born in Logan, Utah (d. 1936)

Person of interestE. B. White

1899-07-11 E. B. White, American writer (Charlotte's Web, Elements of Style), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1985)

Writer E. B. White
E. B. White
  • 1899-07-16 Eunice Hunton Carter, 1st African American female district attorney (NY), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1970)

Person of interestJames Cagney

1899-07-17 James Cagney, American actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)

Person of interestErnest Hemingway

1899-07-21 Ernest Hemingway, American author (The Old Man and the Sea, Nobel 1954), born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 1961)

  • 1899-08-01 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Boston Symphony 1969-71), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1978)
  • 1899-08-07 Irene "Renie" Riano, English-born American actress [The Family Jewels], born in London, England (d. 1971)
  • 1899-09-01 Richard Arlen, American actor (Apache Uprising, Wings), born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 1976)
  • 1899-09-11 Jimmie Davis, American singer and songwriter (You Are My Sunshine), born in Quitman, Louisiana (d. 2000)
  • 1899-09-20 Elliott Nugent, American director (And So They Were Married), born in Dover, Ohio (d. 1980)
  • 1899-10-01 Ernest Haycox, American writer (d. 1950)
  • 1899-11-24 Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (d. 1966)
  • 1900-01-04 James Bond, American ornithologist (d. 1989)
  • 1900-01-09 Richard Halliburton, American adventurer (presumed dead 1939), born in Brownsville, Tennessee (d. 1939)
  • 1900-01-28 Alice Neel, American artist (d. 1984)
  • 1900-01-31 Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1900-02-02 Carroll Righter, American columnist and astrologer to the stars, born in Salem, New Jersey (d. 1988)
  • 1900-02-16 Vincent Coleman, American actor (For the Freedom of Ireland, Salome), born in Louisiana (d. 1971)
  • 1900-02-26 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (How to Marry a Millionaire), born in Craiova, Dolj (d. 1993)
  • 1900-03-04 Herbert Biberman, American screenwriter (d. 1971)
  • 1900-03-08 Howard Aiken, American computing pioneer (Harvard Mark I computer), born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 1973)

Person of interestSpencer Tracy

1900-04-05 Spencer Tracy, American actor (Woman of the Year, Adam's Rib), born in Milwaukee (d. 1967)

  • 1900-05-14 Hal Borland, American author (d. 1978)
  • 1900-05-28 Tommy Ladnier, American jazz trumpeter (Lovie Austin; King Oliver; New Orleans Feetwarmers; Noble Sissle; Sidney Bechet), born in Mandeville, Louisiana (d. 1939)
  • 1900-06-11 Lawrence E. Spivak, American news panelist (Meet the Press), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1900-06-30 Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1924, 1928, 1932), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1900-07-06 Frederica Sagor Maas, American playwright and screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1900-07-07 Earle E. Partridge, United States Air Force general (d. 1990)
  • 1900-07-10 Mitchell Parish [Michael Pashelinsky], American lyricist (Stardust; It's Wonderful), born in Lithuania, Russian Empire (d. 1993)
  • 1900-07-13 George Lewis, American musician (d. 1969)
  • 1900-07-29 Don Redman, American jazz musician and orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times), born in Piedmont, West Virginia (d. 1964)
  • 1900-07-31 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, born in Posen, Prussia (d. 1973)
  • 1900-08-02 Helen Morgan [Riggins], American singer and actress (Applause, Show Boat), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 1941)
  • 1900-08-06 Cecil H. Green, American geophysicist (d. 2003)
  • 1900-08-11 Charles William Paddock, Texas, American athlete and 100m record breaker (Olympic-2 gold-1920) (d. 1943)
  • 1900-08-11 Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (d. 1994)
  • 1900-08-18 Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1964)
  • 1900-08-23 Malvina Reynolds, American folk singer and songwriter (Morningtown Ride), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1978)
  • 1900-09-11 D. W. Brooks, American farmer and businessman, born in Royston, Georgia (d. 1999)
  • 1900-09-17 J. Willard Marriott, American entrepreneur and hotelier (founder of Marriott Corporation), born in Marriott Settlement, Utah (d. 1985)
  • 1900-09-19 Ricardo Cortez [Jacob Krantz], American actor and director (The Maltese Falcon), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1900-09-22 William Spratling, American silversmith (d. 1967)
  • 1900-09-22 Paul H. Emmett, American chemical engineer (d. 1985)
  • 1900-09-24 Ham Fisher, American comic strip writer and cartoonist (Joe Palooka), born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1955)

Person of interestThomas Wolfe

1900-10-03 Thomas Wolfe, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 1938)

Novelist Thomas Wolfe
Thomas Wolfe
  • 1900-10-13 Gerald Marks, American songwriter (All of Me), born in Saginaw, Michigan (d. 1997)
  • 1900-10-17 Jean Arthur, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1991)
  • 1900-11-05 Martin Dies, Jr., American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Colorado City, Texas (d. 1972)
  • 1900-11-13 Edward Buzzell, American film director (Child of Manhattan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)

Person of interestAaron Copland

1900-11-14 Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid; Appalachian Spring), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)

Composer Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland
  • 1900-11-18 George Kistiakowsky, Ukrainian-American chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), but later opposed nuclear weapons, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1982)

Person of interestAgnes Moorehead

1900-12-06 Agnes Moorehead, American actress (Endora in Bewitched), born in Clinton, Massachusetts (d. 1974)

  • 1900-12-09 Albert Weisbord, American labor organizer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1900-12-12 Sammy Davis Sr., American vaudeville dancer (Mr. Wonderful), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1988)
  • 1900-12-23 Otto Soglow, American comics artist (d. 1975)
  • 1901-01-13 A. B. Guthrie, American novelist, historian (d. 1991)
  • 1901-01-16 Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)

Person of interestClark Gable

1901-02-01 Clark Gable, American actor (Gone With the Wind; It Happened One Night) known as 'The King of Hollywood', born in Cadiz, Ohio (d. 1960)

  • 1901-02-02 Connie Gilchrist, American actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1901-02-09 James Murray, American actor (The Crowd, The Shakedown), born in NYC, New York (d. 1936)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1201 - 1,300 of 4,945

  • 1973-10-14 Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (b. 1897)
  • 1973-10-18 Margaret Caroline Anderson, American magazine publisher (b. 1886)
  • 1973-11-21 Thomas Pelly, American politician, dies at 71
  • 1973-11-24 John Neihardt, American writer (b. 1881)
  • 1973-11-27 Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter, dies at 86
  • 1973-12-03 Emile Christian, American jazz trombonist, dies at 78
  • 1974-02-22 Samuel Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (b. 1930)
  • 1974-02-23 Harry Ruby [Harry Rubenstein], American composer and screenwriter, dies at 79
  • 1974-03-01 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (Moanin'), dies of cirrhosis, at 38
  • 1974-03-20 [Lavinia] Marian Fleming Poe, African American advocate in Virginia, dies at 83
  • 1974-03-28 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist (That's Alright), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 1974-04-11 Charles Curtis "Curt" Conway, American actor (Raw Deal; The Twilight Zone), dies of a heart attack at 60

Person of interestAgnes Moorehead

1974-04-30 Agnes Moorehead, American actress (Endora in Bewitched), dies of uterine cancer at 73

Person of interestDenny Shute

1974-05-13 Denny Shute, American golfer (British Open 1933, PGA C'ship 1936-37), dies at 69

Golfer Denny Shute
Denny Shute

Person of interestDuke Ellington

1974-05-24 Edward "Duke" Ellington, American bandleader, composer and pianist ("Take the A Train"; "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"), dies of cancer at 75

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 1974-06-30 Vannevar Bush, American engineer and politician (b. 1890)
  • 1974-07-14 Carl Spaatz, American World War II general and 1st Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, dies at 83
  • 1974-08-06 Gene Ammons, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1925)
  • 1974-08-19 Rodger Davies, United States ambassador to Cyprus, murdered at 53 by Greek Cypriot gunmen during a demonstration outside the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia
  • 1974-08-24 Alexander de Seversky, Russian-American aviation pioneer (b. 1894)
  • 1974-08-31 William Pershing Benedict, American pilot
  • 1974-09-03 Harry Partch, American composer (Revelations in the Courthouse Park; Delusion Of The Fury), dies at 73
  • 1974-09-21 Walter Brennan, American actor (Real McCoys, At Gun Point), dies at 80
  • 1974-11-08 Ivory Joe Hunter "The Baron of the Boogie", American R&B singer and songwriter, dies at 60
  • 1974-11-19 George Brunies, American musician (b. 1902)
  • 1974-11-29 James J. Braddock, American boxer (World Heavyweight champion 1935-37), dies at 69
  • 1974-11-30 Bert Gordon [Barney Gorodetsky], American comedian, dies at 79

Person of interestWalter Lippmann

1974-12-14 Walter Lippmann, American journalist (Public Opinion), dies at 85

Writer and Political Commentator Walter Lippmann
Writer and Political Commentator
Walter Lippmann
  • 1974-12-27 Amy Vanderbilt, American authority on etiquette, dies of multiple fractures of the skull at 66
  • 1975-01-18 Gertrude Olmstead, American silent film actress, dies at 77
  • 1975-01-19 Thomas Hart Benton, American painter and muralist (Lonesome Road) dies at 85
  • 1975-01-27 Bill Walsh, American producer and writer (b. 1913)
  • 1975-02-03 William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (b. 1873)

Person of interestLouis Jordan

1975-02-04 Louis Jordan, American musician, songwriter and bandleader (Caldonia), dies of a heart attack at 66

Musician Louis Jordan
Louis Jordan
  • 1975-02-04 Howard Hill, American archer (b. 1899)
  • 1975-02-16 Morgan Taylor, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m hurdles 1924; bronze 1928, 32), dies at 71
  • 1975-02-16 Norman Treigle, American bass-baritone (b. 1927)
  • 1975-03-09 Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor, dies at 86
  • 1975-03-16 Richard W. DeKorte, American politician (b. 1936)
  • 1975-04-11 Dorothy Patten, American actress, dies at 70

Person of interestFredric March

1975-04-14 Fredric March, American actor (Inherit the Wind), dies of prostate cancer at 77

  • 1975-05-18 Leroy Anderson, American composer (Syncopated Clock), dies at 66
  • 1975-05-30 Steve Prefontaine, American runner (5K 1972 Olympic 4th), dies in a car accident at 24
  • 1975-06-03 Oswald "Ozzie" Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), dies from cancer at 69

Person of interestSam Giancana

1975-06-19 Sam Giancana, American gangster, dies of multiple gunshot wounds at 67

Gangster Sam Giancana
Sam Giancana
  • 1975-06-29 Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter, dies at 28 of a heroin overdose
  • 1975-07-06 Ruffian, American racehorse (b. 1972)
  • 1975-07-07 Barbara Brown, American actress dies at 73
  • 1975-07-07 Ruffian, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 1972)
  • 1975-07-11 Kurt Pinthus, German-American writer, dies at 89
  • 1975-07-19 (William) "Lefty" Frizzell, American country music singer and songwriter ("If You've Got the Money (I've Got the Time)"; "Saginaw, Michigan"), dies at 47
  • 1975-08-29 Leland T. Weed, American singer and actor, dies at 74
  • 1975-09-25 Bob Considine, American journalist and author (Babe Ruth Story), dies at 68
  • 1975-10-21 Charles Reidpath, American athlete (Olympic gold 1912), dies at 86
  • 1975-10-28 Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (The Blues and the Abstract Truth), dies at 43
  • 1975-11-05 Edward L Tatum, American molecular geneticist and biochemist (Nobel Prize 1958), dies of heart failure at 65
  • 1975-11-05 Lionel Trilling, American literary critic and author (1969 Poses Award, The Liberal Imagination), dies at 70
  • 1975-11-10 Ernest M. McSorley, American ship captain (b. 1912)
  • 1975-11-19 Roger D. Branigin, American politician (b. 1902)
  • 1975-12-01 Anna E. Roosevelt, American radio personality (b. 1906)
  • 1975-12-07 Beatrix Loughran, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1924, 1928, 1932), dies at 75
  • 1975-12-11 Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (Night in Manhattan), dies at 67
  • 1975-12-17 Hound Dog Taylor [Theodore Roosevelt], American Chicago blues guitarist and singer, dies of lung cancer at 60
  • 1975-12-24 Bernard Herrmann, American composer, dies of heart attack at 64
  • 1975-12-29 Euell Gibbons, American outdoorsman and proponent of natural diets (b. 1911).
  • 1976-01-28 Chris Kenner, American R&B singer-songwriter (I Like it Like That), dies at 46
  • 1976-01-31 Ernesto Miranda, American litigant, conviction on kidnapping, rape, and armed robbery charges, stabbed to death at 34
  • 1976-02-01 George Whipple, American scientist & Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 97
  • 1976-02-05 Rudy Pompilli, American musician (Bill Haley and His Comets) (b. 1926)
  • 1976-02-11 Lee J. Cobb [Leo Jacoby], American actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), dies from a heart attack at 64
  • 1976-03-07 Wright Patman, American politician (b. 1893)
  • 1976-03-31 Paul Strand, American photographer (b. 1890)
  • 1976-04-06 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (b. 1903)
  • 1976-04-09 Phil Ochs, American anti-war folk singer ("I Ain't Marching Anymore"; "Draft Dodger Rag"), commits suicide at 35
  • 1976-04-11 Liam Dunn, American actor, dies at 59
  • 1976-06-05 Violet Wilkey, American actress (b. 1903)
  • 1976-07-07 Walter Giesler, American soccer coach (b. 1910)
  • 1976-07-27 Ray Brennan, retired US Air Force captain, American Legion bookkeeper and the 1st American to die of "Legionnaire's Disease", dies of an apparent heart attack at 61
  • 1976-07-29 Mickey Cohen, American gangster (Cohen crime family), dies at 62
  • 1976-09-10 Mordecai Johnson, 1st African American president of Howard U, dies at 86

Person of interestCarlo Gambino

1976-10-15 Carlo Gambino, Italian-American gangster, dies of a heart attack at 74

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Carlo Gambino

Person of interestAlexander Calder

1976-11-11 Alexander Calder, American sculptor (mobiles), dies at 78

  • 1976-12-28 Katharine Byron, U.S. Congresswoman, dies at 73
  • 1977-01-18 Yvonne Printemps, French singer and actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), dies at 81
  • 1977-02-04 Brett Halliday, American writer (Dividend on Death), dies at 72
  • 1977-02-26 (Booker T. Washington) "Bukka" White, American country and Delta blues singer, guitarist, and songwriter ("Shake'Em On Down"; "Parchman Farm Blues"), dies of cancer at 70
  • 1977-02-27 John Dickson Carr, American author (b. 1905)
  • 1977-03-11 Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist (b. 1893)

Person of interestFannie Lou Hamer

1977-03-14 Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights activist (Freedom Summer, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee), dies of breast cancer at 59

Civil Rights Activist Fannie Lou Hamer
Civil Rights Activist
Fannie Lou Hamer
  • 1977-03-27 A. P. Hamann, American politician and city manager of San Jose, California, dies in the Tenerife airport disaster at 67
  • 1977-04-28 Ricardo Cortez [Jacob Krantz], American actor & director (The Maltese Falcon), dies at 76
  • 1977-05-31 William Castle, American film director (b. 1914)
  • 1977-06-05 "Sleepy" John Estes, American Blues musician ("Drop Down Mama"), dies at 78
  • 1977-06-14 Robert Middleton, American actor (Barney-Monroes), dies at 66
  • 1977-06-22 Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu), dies at 24

Person of interestAlice Paul

1977-07-09 Alice Paul, American suffragist (National Woman's Party), dies at 92

Suffragist Alice Paul
Alice Paul

Person of interestNoel Wien

1977-07-19 Noel Wien, American aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska), dies at 78

Aviation Pioneer Noel Wien
Aviation Pioneer
Noel Wien
  • 1977-07-20 Carter DeHaven, American actor (Courage, Great Dictator), dies at 90
  • 1977-07-20 Gary Kellgren, American music producer who cofounded The Record Plant studios, drowns along with his girlfriend at 38
  • 1977-07-21 Lee Miller, American photographer (War correspondent for Vogue in WWII), dies at 70