United States of America in History (Part 14)

Historical Events

Events 1301 - 1,400 of 1,682

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

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 Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
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)

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
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 becomes 1st African American driver to make Indianapolis 500
  • 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 Debbie Doom (US) pitches 2nd consecutive perfect game in women's softball at the Pan American Games, 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
  • 1992-01-26 Americans with Disabilities Act comes into effect
  • 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
  • 1992-05-16 America's Cup: America Team USA defeats Il Moro di Venezia 4-1 to win in San Diego
  • 1992-06-01 America West Arena opens in Phoenix

  • 1992-07-19 Ebony P Warren, crowned 24th Miss Black America

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992-09-12 Mae Jemison is the 1st African American woman to go into space (aboard Endeavour STS-47)

Astronaut and Physician Mae Jemison
Astronaut and Physician
Mae Jemison
  • 1992-09-20 Leanza Cornett (Florida), 21, crowned 66th Miss America 1993
  • 1992-10-14 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 2
  • 1992-11-03 Carol Moseley Brown elected first African American woman in US Senate
  • 1992-11-07 1st NBA game at America West Arena, Phoenix Suns beat Clippers 111-105
  • 1993-01-05 Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (first legal hanging in America since 1965)

Music awardsMusic Awards

1993-01-25 20th American Music Awards: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993-02-28 7th American Comedy Award: Jerry Seinfeld

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld
Jerry Seinfeld
  • 1993-05-04 "Angels in America-Millennium Approaches" opens at Kerr for 367 performances
  • 1993-06-06 47th Tony Awards: "Angels in America" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman" win
  • 1993-06-26 Rebecca Jones, 18, of Georgia, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1993-07-04 Pilar Fort crowned 25th Miss Black America
  • 1993-09-18 Kimberly Clarice Aiken (SC), 18, crowned 67th Miss America 1994
  • 1993-09-19 Kimberly Clarice Aiken, 18, Miss SC wins 67th Miss America
  • 1993-10-12 MLB American League Championship: Toronto Blue Jays beat Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 2
  • 1993-10-13 Captured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew.
  • 1993-11-01 Atlantic Radio (20 radio stations) becomes American Radio Systems
  • 1993-11-20 Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
  • 1993-11-23 "Angels in America-Perestroika" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 216 performances

Music awardsMusic Awards

1994-02-07 21st American Music Awards: Whitney Houston wins

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • 1994-03-07 8th American Comedy Award: Carrot Top
  • 1994-03-07 The United States Supreme Court rules in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
  • 1994-05-28 "Cafe American" last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1994-06-12 48th Tony Awards: Angels in America: Perestroika & Passion win
  • 1994-07-05 The United States announces it will no longer accept unrestricted immigration from Haiti
  • 1994-07-16 Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
  • 1994-07-23 Amy Osmond of Utah, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1994-09-17 Heather Whitestone, 21, (Ala), crowned 68th Miss America 1995
  • 1994-10-29 National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC)
  • 1994-10-31 American Eagle ATR-72 crash down at Gary, Indiana: 68 killed
  • 1994-12-04 "Angels in America-Perestroika" closes at W Kerr NYC after 216 performances
  • 1994-12-04 "Angels in America-Millennium Approach" closes at Kerr after 367 performances
  • 1994-12-13 American Eagle commuter plane crashes in NC, killing 15
  • 1995-01-13 America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race
  • 1995-01-30 22nd American Music Awards: Boyz II Men & Ace of Base win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1995-03-06 9th American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • 1995-03-06 American Express Travel begins charging for domestic air tickets
  • 1995-05-13 Team New Zealand beats Team Dennis Conner 5-0 to win the America's Cup for the first time
  • 1995-07-01 Kiersten Rickenbach, of NJ, crowned America's Junior Miss
  • 1995-09-12 Belarus military shoots down a hydrogen balloon, killing its two American pilots.
  • 1995-09-16 Shawntel Smith (Okla), 24, crowned 69th Miss America 1996
  • 1995-10-16 Million Man March held in Washington, D.C. (over 830,000 African American men attend)
  • 1995-10-17 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2
  • 1995-10-18 NHL Winnipeg Jets sold to Americans who plan to move them to Phoenix

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1995-11-07 Howard Stern's second book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever)

Radio shock jock Howard Stern
Radio shock jock
Howard Stern
  • 1995-12-20 American Flight 965 crashes in Columbia, 159 die, 5 survive

Music awardsMusic Awards

1996-01-29 23rd American Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1996-02-15 American boxer Tommy Morrison announces he has contracted HIV

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 10,100

  • 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)

Person of interestLinus Pauling

1901-02-28 Linus Pauling, American chemist and peace activist (Nobel 1954, 1962), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1994)

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling
  • 1901-03-03 Roger Turner, American figure skater (7x US National Champion), born in Milton, Massachusetts (d. 1993)
  • 1901-03-16 Edward Pawley, American actor (Angels with Dirty Faces), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1988)
  • 1901-03-18 William H. Johnson, African-American artist of the Harlem Renaissance (d. 1970)
  • 1901-03-22 Greta Kempton, American artist (d. 1991)
  • 1901-03-24 Ub Iwerks, American cartoonist (d. 1971)
  • 1901-03-27 Carl Barks, American cartoonist (creator of Scrooge McDuck), born in Merrill, Oregon (d. 2000)
  • 1901-04-01 Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)
  • 1901-04-09 Paul Willis, American actor (The Little Lumberjack, Little Kaintuck), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1960)
  • 1901-04-12 Lowell Stockman, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon, born in Helix, Oregon (d. 1962)
  • 1901-04-18 Al Lewis, American lyricist, songwriter and music publisher (Blueberry Hill, You Gotta Be a Football Hero), born in NYC, New York (d. 1967)
  • 1901-05-01 Heinz Eric Roemheld, American film composer (d. 1985)
  • 1901-05-05 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (d. 1959)
  • 1901-05-27 Conrad Elvehjem, McFarland, Wisconsin, USA, American biochemist and nutrition scientist (discovered niacin)
  • 1901-05-31 Alfredo Antonini, American conductor and composer (d. 1983)
  • 1901-06-08 Lena Baker, American murderer, convicted of capital murder of her employer, Ernest Knight, born in Cuthbert, Georgia (d. 1945)

Person of interestWillie Sutton

1901-06-30 Willie Sutton, American bank robber, born in Brooklyn, New York

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton
  • 1901-07-15 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, born in Tullahoma, Tennessee (d. 1967)
  • 1901-07-23 Hank Worden, American actor (The Searcher, Red River), born in Rolfe, Iowa (d. 1992)
  • 1901-07-25 Lila Lee, American actress (Midnight Girl, Blood & Sand), born in Union Hill, New Jersey (d. 1973)

Person of interestLouis Armstrong

1901-08-04 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1971)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • 1901-08-08 Ernest Lawrence, American nuclear scientist and inventor (Cyclotron - Nobel 1939), born in Canton, South Dakota (d. 1958)
  • 1901-08-29 Sherwin Badger, American Figure Skating Champion (1920-24), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1972)
  • 1901-08-30 Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist and longtime executive director of NAACP, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1981)
  • 1901-09-02 Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (d. 1977)
  • 1901-09-05 Florence Elridge, American actress (Long Days Journey into the Night), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1901-09-26 George Raft, American actor (Each Dawn I Die, Scarface, Some Like It Hot), born in NYC, New York (d. 1980)

Person of interestEnrico Fermi

1901-09-29 Enrico Fermi, Italian-American nuclear physicist, gone fission, fermium (Nobel 1938), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1954)

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
  • 1901-10-02 Charles Stark "Doc" Draper, American Scientist and Engineer who headed the team that invented the Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology for aircraft, space vehicles, and submarines, born in Windsor, Missouri (d. 1987)
  • 1901-10-18 Barbara Brown, American actress, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1975)
  • 1901-10-24 Gilda Gray [Marianna Michalska], Polish-born American actress and dancer, born in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • 1901-11-11 F. Van Wyck Mason, American author (d. 1978)
  • 1901-11-25 Tibor Serly, Losonc Hungary, violinist/composer (American Elegy)
  • 1901-12-05 Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist (d. 1980)
  • 1901-12-09 Carol Dempster, American actress, born in Duluth, Minnesota (d. 1991)

Person of interestMargaret Mead

1901-12-16 Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead
Cultural Anthropologist
Margaret Mead
  • 1902-01-02 Barry Goldwater, American politician (d. 1998)
  • 1902-01-22 Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (d. 1970)
  • 1902-01-24 E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (d. 1965)

Person of interestLangston Hughes

1902-02-01 Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1967)

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes
  • 1902-02-02 Newbold Morris, American politician (d. 1966)
  • 1902-02-06 George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)

Person of interestWalter Houser Brattain

1902-02-10 Walter Houser Brattain, American physicist and Nobel laureate for his work on transistors, born in Amoy, China (d. 1987)

  • 1902-02-12 William Collier [Charles F Gall Jr], American stage and film actor and producer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1902-02-14 Thelma Ritter, American actress (Miracle on 34th Street), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1902-03-08 Louise Beavers, American actress (Beulah-Beulah), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1962)
  • 1902-03-09 Will Geer [William Aughe Ghere], American actor (Salt of the Earth, The Waltons), born in Frankfort, Indiana (d. 1978)
  • 1902-03-27 Charles Bryant Lang Jr., American cinematographer, born in Bluff, Utah (d. 1998)
  • 1902-03-30 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)
  • 1902-04-04 Stanley G. Weinbaum, American sci-fi author (Martian Odyssey), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1935)
  • 1902-05-06 Harry Golden, American journalist (d. 1981)
  • 1902-05-20 Hans Sahl, German American anti-Nazi Jewish writer, born in Dresden (d. 1993)
  • 1902-05-22 Al Simmons, American baseball outfielder (A's), lifetime batting avg of .334 (d. 1956), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1902-05-30 Stepin Fetchit [Lincoln Perry], American actor (Miracle in Harlem) 1st African American film star, born in Key West, Florida (d. 1985)
  • 1902-06-06 Jimmie Lunceford, American saxophonist and bandleader, born in Fulton, Mississippi (d. 1947)
  • 1902-06-15 Erik Erikson, Frankfurt Germany, American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who coined the phrase "identity crisis"
  • 1902-06-17 Sammy Fain, American popular music composer (d. 1989)
  • 1902-06-22 Marguerite De La Motte, American actress, born in Duluth, Minnesota (d. 1950)

Person of interestMeyer Lansky

1902-07-04 Meyer Lansky, Russian-American mobster known as the "Mob's Accountant", born in Grodno, Belarus (d. 1983)

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Meyer Lansky
  • 1902-07-05 Frank Waters, American writer, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • 1902-08-05 Irene Rice Pereira, Chelsea, Massachusetts, American abstract artist
  • 1902-08-06 Dutch Schultz, American bootlegger (d. 1935)
  • 1902-08-07 Ann Harding, American actress (East is West, Janie), born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 1981)
  • 1902-08-22 Thomas Pelly, American politician, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1973)

Person of interestCarlo Gambino

1902-08-24 Carlo Gambino, Italian-born American mafioso (Gambino family), born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy (d. 1976)

Gangster Carlo Gambino
Carlo Gambino
  • 1902-09-17 Esther Ralston, American actress (Old Ironsides), born in Bar Harbor, Maine (d. 1994)

Person of interestAlbert Anastasia

1902-09-26 Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], American-Italian gangster (Murder Inc), born in Tropea, Calabria, Italy (d. 1957)

Person of interestArna Bontemps

1902-10-13 Arna Bontemps, American poet (100 years of negro freedom), born in Alexandria, Louisiana (d. 1973)

  • 1902-10-25 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1902-10-25 Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1933)
  • 1902-11-23 Aaron Bank, American OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (d. 2004)
  • 1902-12-22 Joe Adonis, Italian American crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ
  • 1902-12-23 Norman Maclean, American author (d. 1990)
  • 1903-01-10 Violet Wilkey, American actress, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1976)
  • 1903-01-27 Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (d. 1979)
  • 1903-02-04 Frank Howley, Brigadier General (Answers for Americans), born in Hampton, New York
  • 1903-02-12 Joseph F. Biroc, American cinematographer (d. 1996)
  • 1903-02-19 Kay Boyle, St. Paul, Minnesota, American novelist (Plagued by Nightingales)
  • 1903-02-21 Fairfax M. Cone, American advertising executive (d. 1977)
  • 1903-02-22 Robert Weede, American baritone (d. 1972)
  • 1903-02-28 Vincente Minnelli, director (An American in Paris, Gigi), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1903-03-04 William C. Boyd, American immunochemist (d. 1983)
  • 1903-03-04 John Scarne, American magician (d. 1985)
  • 1903-03-10 Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, Davenport, Iowa, American jazz cornetist, considered one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s
  • 1903-03-14 Adolph Gottlieb American painter (d. 1974)
  • 1903-03-25 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (d. 1990)
  • 1903-03-28 Charles Starrett, American actor (The Mask of Fu Manchu, Bonanza Town), born in Athol, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • 1903-03-30 Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (d. 1984)
  • 1903-04-17 Morgan Taylor, American athlete (Olympic 1924), born in Sioux City, Iowa (d. 1975)
  • 1903-04-27 Frank Belknap Long, American writer (Rim of the Unknown), born in Harlem, Manhattan (d. 1994)

Person of interestBenjamin Spock

1903-05-02 Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician (Common Sense Book of Baby Care), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1998)

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Benjamin Spock

Person of interestBing Crosby

1903-05-03 Bing Crosby [Harry Lillis Crosby], American actor and singer (White Christmas, Going My Way), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1977)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • 1903-05-14 Billie Dove [Lilian Bohny], American actress (Black Pirate, Stolen Bride), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)

Person of interestCool Papa Bell

1903-05-17 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, born in Starkville, Mississippi (d. 1991)

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell

Person of interestBob Hope

1903-05-29 Bob Hope [Leslie Townes Hope], British born American entertainer, born in London, England (d. 2003)

Entertainer Bob Hope
Bob Hope
  • 1903-05-30 Countee Cullen, African American poet of the Harlem Renaissance (Black Christ & Other Poems), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1301 - 1,400 of 5,023

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 Bukka [Booker T. Washington] White, American blues guitarist, dies 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 and 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 (b. 1939)
  • 1977-07-21 Lee Miller, American photographer (War correspondent for Vogue in WWII), dies at 70

Person of interestElvis Presley

1977-08-16 Elvis Presley, American musician, dies at Graceland at 42, with the official cause of death being cardiac arrhythmia

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • 1977-08-21 Danny Lockin, American actor/dancer, dies from bleeding to death after being stabbed 100 times
  • 1977-09-16 Maria Callas, American-born prima donna, dies in Paris at 53
  • 1977-10-11 MacKinlay Kantor, American author (b. 1904)
  • 1977-11-27 John Little McClellan, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Ark), dies at 81
  • 1977-12-10 Adolph Rupp, American basketball coach (b. 1901)
  • 1977-12-26 Howard Hawks, American director and producer (Rio Bravo, Scarface, The Big Sleep), dies at 81
  • 1978-01-10 Don Gillis, American composer (b. 1912)
  • 1978-01-23 Vic Ames, American singer (Ames Brothers), dies in a car accident at 52
  • 1978-02-16 E. Roland Harriman, American financier (b. 1895)
  • 1978-03-12 Theresa Weld Blanchard, American figure skating champion (1914, 1920-24), dies at 84
  • 1978-03-23 Bill Kenny, American singer, dies at 63
  • 1978-03-31 Charles Herbert Best, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin), dies at 79
  • 1978-05-16 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Boston Symphony 1969-71), dies at 78
  • 1978-06-18 Walter C. Alvarez, American physician (b. 1884)
  • 1978-08-24 Louis Prima, American singer, dies at 67
  • 1978-09-06 Tom Wilson, American record producer (b. 1931)
  • 1978-10-08 Karl Swenson, American actor (Lars Hanson-Little House on the Prairie), dies of a heart attack at 70
  • 1978-10-08 Tibor Serly, Hungarian violist/composer (American Elegy), dies at 76
  • 1978-10-10 Ralph Marterie, American big band leader (b. 1914)
  • 1978-10-16 Daniel "Dan" Dailey, American dancer and actor (You're My Everything, Governor & J.J.), dies of anemia at 62
  • 1978-10-19 Gig Young [Byron Elsworth Barr], American actor (They Shoot Horses Don't They), kills his bride of 3 weeks and commits suicide at 64
  • 1978-11-07 Gene Tunney, American boxer, heavyweight boxing champion (1926-28), dies at 80

Person of interestMargaret Mead

1978-11-15 Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Thoughts & Female), dies of pancreatic cancer at 76

Cultural Anthropologist Margaret Mead
Cultural Anthropologist
Margaret Mead
  • 1978-11-25 Elaine Esposito, American woman who held record for longest coma (37 years), dies in a coma at 43
  • 1978-12-07 Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist (b. 1886)
  • 1978-12-11 Vincent du Vigneaud, American chemist and Nobel laureate (b. 1901)
  • 1978-12-17 Don Ellis, American jazz band leader (b. 1934)
  • 1979-03-04 Willi Unsoeld, American mountain climber (b. 1926)
  • 1979-03-11 Victor Kilian, American actor (Gentleman's Agreement), dies at 88
  • 1979-04-29 Julia Perry, American composer (Soul Symphony), dies at 55
  • 1979-04-29 Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (Little Toot), dies at 72

Person of interestCyrus Eaton

1979-05-09 Cyrus Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate, dies at 95

Steel Magnate Cyrus Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus Eaton
  • 1979-05-16 Asa Philip Randolph, American labor leader & civil rights pioneer, dies at 90
  • 1979-05-25 John Arthur Spenkelink, American murderer (b. 1949)
  • 1979-05-29 John H. Wood, Jr., American federal judge (b. 1916)

Person of interestJack Haley

1979-06-06 Jack Haley, American actor (The Wizard of Oz), dies of a heart attack at 80

Actor Jack Haley
Jack Haley
  • 1979-06-07 Forrest Carter, American author (b. 1925)
  • 1979-06-16 Nicholas Ray, American film director (b. 1911)
  • 1979-06-19 Paul Popenoe, American eugenicist (b. 1888)
  • 1979-06-21 Angus Maclise, American mystic, shaman, musician, and composer (b. 1938)
  • 1979-06-25 Philippe Halsman, American portrait photographer, dies at 73
  • 1979-07-22 Tony "Two-Ton" Galento, American heavyweight boxer and actor (On the Waterfront), dies at 69
  • 1979-07-29 Bill Todman, American television producer (b. 1916)
  • 1979-08-19 Dorsey Burnette, American rockabilly singer (The Rock and Roll trio), dies at 46
  • 1979-08-30 Jean Seberg, American actress (Breathless, Airport), commits suicide at 40
  • 1979-09-02 Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (b. 1903)
  • 1979-10-05 Charlie Smith, oldest American (137 year), dies
  • 1979-10-12 Celia Lovsky, Austrian-American actress (Man of a Thousand Faces), dies from natural causes at 82
  • 1979-11-01 Mamie Eisenhower, First Lady of the United States (1953-61), dies of a stroke at 82
  • 1979-11-11 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), dies at 85
  • 1979-11-23 Judee Sill, American musician and songwriter (b. 1944)
  • 1979-12-10 Ann Dvorak [McKim], American actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), dies at 67
  • 1979-12-11 James J. Gibson, American perceptual psychologist (b. 1904)
  • 1979-12-13 Jon Hall, American actor (Ramar of the Jungle), dies at 64
  • 1979-12-23 Peggy Guggenheim, American art collector, dies at 81
  • 1979-12-25 Joan Blondell, American actress (Real McCoys), dies of leukemia at 73
  • 1980-01-03 Amos Milburn, American R&B singer and pianist, dies at 52
  • 1980-01-08 John Mauchly, American physicist (b. 1907)
  • 1980-01-14 Robert Ardrey, American author (b. 1908)
  • 1980-02-12 Muriel Rukeyser, American poet (b. 1913)
  • 1980-02-22 Dick Kallman, American actor (Born to Be Loved, Verboten!), murdered in his New York apartment at 46
  • 1980-02-29 Gil Elvgren, American artist (b. 1914)
  • 1980-03-21 Peter Stoner, American mathematician, astronomer and Christian apologist (b. 1888)
  • 1980-03-23 Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist (b. 1928)
  • 1980-03-25 Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist (b. 1901)
  • 1980-03-25 James Wright, American poet (b. 1927)
  • 1980-04-04 Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine, American country music singer, dies following a heart attack leading to a car crash at 62
  • 1980-04-11 Florence Lake, American actress (Edgar Kennedy shorts), dies at 75
  • 1980-04-28 Tommy Caldwell, American rocker (Marshall Tucker Band), dies in a jeep crash at 30
  • 1980-06-01 Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst (b. 1897)
  • 1980-06-07 Henry Miller, American writer (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn), dies of circulatory complications at 88
  • 1980-06-23 Clyfford Still, American painter (b. 1904)
  • 1980-07-23 Mollie Steimer, anarchist agitator and American political prisoner (b. 1897)
  • 1980-07-26 Allen Hoskins, American child actor (Our Gang), dies of cancer at 59
  • 1980-08-05 Harold Runnels, American politician (b. 1924)
  • 1980-08-09 Elliott Nugent, American director and actor, dies at 83
  • 1980-08-20 Joe Dassin, American singer (b. 1938)
  • 1980-08-22 James Smith McDonnell, American aircraft manufacturer, dies of a stroke at 81
  • 1980-08-26 Tex Avery, American cartoonist (b. 1908)
  • 1980-08-27 Douglas Kenney, American humorist (b. 1947)