United States of America in History (Part 13)

Historical Events

Events 1201 - 1,300 of 1,673

Music awardsMusic Awards

1984-01-16 11th American Music Awards: Pat Benatar and Michael Jackson win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 1984-02-16 Bill Johnson becomes 1st American to win Olympic downhill skiing gold
  • 1984-03-07 The United States attacks San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua.
  • 1984-04-16 Pulitzer prize awarded to Mary Oliver for "American Primitive"
  • 1984-06-20 Amber Kvanli, of Minnesota, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1984-06-25 Lydia Garrett, 24, crowned 17th Miss Black America
  • 1984-07-20 Vanessa Williams is asked to resign as Miss America
  • 1984-07-23 Suzette Charles (NJ), 21, replaces Williams as 57th Miss America 1984
  • 1984-07-23 Vanessa Williams, 1st African American Miss America, resigns due to posing nude
  • 1984-09-15 Sharlene Wells (Utah), 20, crowned 58th Miss America 1985
  • 1984-10-05 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City Royals, 3 games to 0
  • 1984-11-02 Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed in the United States since 1962
  • 1984-11-18 The Soviet Union helps deliver American wheat during the Ethiopian famine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984-11-28 Over 250 years after their deaths, William Penn and his wife Hannah Callowhill Penn are made Honorary Citizens of the United States

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
  • 1985-01-14 16 indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees

Music awardsMusic Awards

1985-01-28 12th American Music Awards: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win

  • 1985-04-15 89th Boston Marathon: Geoff Smith of Great Britain 1st man in 2:14:05 and Lisa Larsen Weidenbach of United States 1st woman in 2:34:06
  • 1985-05-31 Tornado outbreak in United States and Canada sees 41 tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario, leaving 90 dead
  • 1985-05-31 Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) became a Schedule I drug in the United States.
  • 1985-06-09 American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped & held hostage in Lebanon
  • 1985-06-21 American, Brazilian & West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele
  • 1985-07-21 Amina Fakir (Detroit), 23, crowned 18th Miss Black America
  • 1985-07-30 Valerie Lowrance, of Texas, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1985-09-14 Susan Akin (Miss), 21, crowned 59th Miss America 1986
  • 1985-10-16 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat Toronto Blue Jays, 4 games to 3
  • 1985-12-20 Position of American Poet Laureate established (Robert Warren is 1st)
  • 1986-01-01 72nd Rose Bowl: #13 UCLA beats #4 Iowa, 45-28; Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game.
  • 1986-01-11 1st African American Lieutenant Governor since reconstruction sworn in - Douglas Wilder of Virginia

Music awardsMusic Awards

1986-01-27 13th American Music Awards: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle

Singer and Actress Whitney Houston
Singer and Actress
Whitney Houston
  • 1986-02-27 The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised on a trial basis
  • 1986-04-15 The United States launches Operation El Dorado Canyon against Libya.
  • 1986-05-06 Donald E Pelotte becomes 1st native American bishop
  • 1986-05-25 Hands Across America - 6.5 million people hold hands from California to NY
  • 1986-09-13 Kellye Cash (Tenn), 21, crowned 60th Miss America 1987
  • 1986-09-13 11th Toronto International Film Festival: "The Decline of the American Empire" directed by Denys Arcand wins the People's Choice Award
  • 1986-10-04 Rachel Oliver (Mass), 20, crowned 19th Miss Black America
  • 1986-10-15 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat California Angels, 4 games to 3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1986-12-17 American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski is arrested at a roadblock

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • 1987-01-26 14th American Music Awards: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie & Alabama
  • 1987-02-03 SD Yacht Club celebrates return of America's Cup
  • 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
  • 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 MLB American League Championship: Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 1

  • 1987-11-15 Leile McBridge (Denver), crowned Miss Black America
  • 1987-12-02 Jennifer Steele, 17, of Colorado becomes Miss Teen of America [Approx]
  • 1988-01-25 15th American Music Awards: Anita Baker, Paul Simon & Whitney Houston
  • 1988-03-15 Eugene Marino of Atlanta appointed 1st African American archbishop
  • 1988-04-06 African American polar explorer Matthew Henson buried next to R 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
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 10,094

  • 1898-02-07 Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
  • 1898-02-15 Allen Woodring, American runner (d. 1982)
  • 1898-03-18 Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (d. 1960)
  • 1898-04-01 William James Sidis, American genius (d. 1944)
  • 1898-04-04 Agnes Ayres [Hinkle], American actress (Sheik, Souls at Sea), born in Carbondale, Illinois (d. 1940)
  • 1898-05-06 Jascha Horenstein, Kiev Russian Empire, Russian-born American conductor
  • 1898-05-23 Scott O'Dell, American author (d. 1989)
  • 1898-05-25 Gene Tunney, American boxer, world heavyweight boxing champion (1926-30), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1898-06-19 James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (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 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 (d. 1999)
  • 1898-09-16 H.A. Rey, American children's author, creator of "Curious George" (d. 1977)
  • 1898-09-22 Katherine Alexander, American actress, born in Fort Smith, Arkansas (d. 1977)
  • 1898-09-25 Robert Brackman American artist (d. 1980)
  • 1898-10-03 Leo McCarey, American film director (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, Slabtown, Tennessee, American soprano (One Night of Love)
  • 1898-12-24 Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (d. 1959)
  • 1898-12-30 Vincent Lopez, American orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestAl Capone

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

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), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1983)

  • 1899-03-28 Harold B. Lee, American religious leader, Head of Mormon Church, 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 (two-time PGA Champion), born in Detroit, Michigan

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

Person of interestDuke Ellington

1899-04-29 Duke Ellington, American bandleader, composer and pianist (Take the A Train), born in Washington, District of Columbia (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

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)
  • 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 musician (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 screen writer (d. 2012)
  • 1900-07-07 Earle E. Partridge, United States Air Force general (d. 1990)
  • 1900-07-10 Mitchell Parish, American lyricist, 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 (d. 1974)
  • 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 John Willard Marriott, American hotelier (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 cartoonist (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) (d. 1997)
  • 1900-10-17 Jean Arthur, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1993)
  • 1900-11-05 Martin Dies, Jr., American politician (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

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 (d. 1977)
  • 1900-12-12 Sammy Davis, Sr., American dancer (d. 1988)
  • 1900-12-23 Otto Soglow, American comics artist (d. 1975)
  • 1901-01-13 A. B. Guthrie, American novelist, historian (d. 1991)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1201 - 1,300 of 5,017

  • 1973-03-10 Eugene 'Bull' Connor, American segregationist (b. 1897)
  • 1973-04-02 Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor
  • 1973-05-04 Jane Bowles, American writer and playwright, dies at 56
  • 1973-05-11 Lex Barker, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 1973-05-12 Art Pollard, American racecar driver (b. 1927)

Person of interestArna Bontemps

1973-06-04 Arna Bontemps, American poet (Harlem Renaissance), dies of heart attack at 72 in Nashville

  • 1973-07-12 Leonidas "Lon" Chaney, American actor nicknamed "the man of a 1000 faces" (High Noon, Phantom of the Opera), dies after long illness at 67
  • 1973-07-15 Clarence White, American guitarist (Byrds), killed by a drunk driver at 29
  • 1973-07-20 Robert Smithson, American land artist (b. 1938)
  • 1973-07-30 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, dies at 72
  • 1973-08-06 Memphis Minnie, American blues musician, dies at 76
  • 1973-08-17 Paul Williams, American musician (The Temptations), commits suicide at 32
  • 1973-09-02 Carl Dudley, American film director (b. 1910)
  • 1973-09-16 Leonard Carmichael, American Psychologist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1953-64), dies at 74
  • 1973-09-19 Bobby Gilbert, American actor (Some Like It Hot,The Rebel Set), dies of hepatitis at 75
  • 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, American composer and writer (b. 1895)
  • 1974-03-01 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (b. 1935)
  • 1974-03-05 Billy De Wolfe, American actor (b. 1907)
  • 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, dies at 69

Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner Denny Shute
Golfer and Three-Time Major Championship Winner
Denny Shute

Person of interestDuke Ellington

1974-05-24 Duke Ellington, American musician, 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
  • 1974-08-03 Erik Darling, American folk musician (Rooftop Singers), dies at 74
  • 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 (Oedipus), 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 Rhythm and Blues singer-songwriter, dies at 60
  • 1974-11-19 George Brunies, American musician (b. 1902)
  • 1974-11-29 James J. Braddock, American heavyweight boxer (b. 1905)
  • 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 dies at 85 (b. 1889)
  • 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 1924), 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 Lefty Frizzell, American country music singer and songwriter (b. 1928)
  • 1975-08-29 Leland T. Weed, American singer and actor, dies at 74
  • 1975-09-25 Bob Considine, newscaster (Tonight! America After Dark), 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 (b. 1932)
  • 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 (b. 1878)
  • 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 (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