United States of America in History (Part 14)

Historical Events

Events 1301 - 1,400 of 1,631

  • 1992-05-16 America's Cup: America Team USA defeats Il Moro di Venezia 4-1 to win in San Diego
  • 1992-06-06 America West Arena opens in Phoenix, Arizona; home court of NBA Phoenix Suns
  • 1992-07-19 Ebony P Warren, crowned 24th Miss Black America

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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-Braun elected first African-American woman in US Senate, representing Illinois
  • 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

  • 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

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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 into a mountain in Buga, Colombia, 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
  • 1996-03-06 10th American Comedy Award: James Burrows
  • 1996-05-25 Jennifer Maria Holsten, 18, crowned Miss Filipino-American
  • 1996-06-29 Andrea Leah Plummer, of Tennessee, crowned 39th America's Junior Miss
  • 1996-07-25 Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States
  • 1996-08-06 Korean Air Flight 801 crashes in the United States territory of Guam, killing 228 people

BattleDeclaration of War

1996-08-23 Osama bin Laden issues message entitled "A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places"

Islamic Militant and Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant and Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • 1996-09-14 Tara Dawn Holland (Kansas), 23, crowned 70th Miss America 1997
  • 1996-10-09 Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback
  • 1996-10-13 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 1

Music awardsMusic Awards

1997-01-27 24th American Music Awards: Toni Braxton & Alanis Morissette win

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
  • 1997-02-09 11th American Comedy Award: Debbie Reynolds wins
  • 1997-03-15 Pitts Penguins' Joe Mullen, is 1st American to score 500 NHL goals
  • 1997-04-13 "American Daughter" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 88 performances
  • 1997-04-15 America On Line begins service in Japan
  • 1997-05-28 Wallace Berg, 42, is 4th American to scale Mt Everest for 3rd time
  • 1997-06-13 American fugitive Ira Einhorn is arrested in France for the murder of Holly Maddux after 16 years on the run, though he would not return for another four years
  • 1997-06-29 "American Daughter" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 88 performances
  • 1997-06-29 Tyrenda Williams, 18, of Alabama, crowned 40th America's Junior Miss
  • 1997-07-09 Baseball's triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband
  • 1997-07-20 British Open Men's Golf, Royal Troon: American Justin Leonard recovers from 5 strokes back after 3 rounds; wins by 3 from Darren Clarke and Jesper Parnevik
  • 1997-09-13 Katherine Shindle (Ill), 24, crowned 71st Miss America 1998
  • 1997-10-15 MLB American League Championship: Cleveland Indians beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 2
  • 1997-11-10 "Jackie - An American Life" opens at Belasco Theater NYC
  • 1998-01-04 A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.

Music awardsMusic Awards

1998-01-26 25th American Music Awards: Spice Girls & Babyface win

Singer and Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham
Singer and Fashion Designer
Victoria Beckham
Pop Star Emma Bunton
Pop Star
Emma Bunton
Singer Melanie Brown
Melanie Brown

'I Did Not Have Sexual Relations With That Woman''I Did Not Have Sexual Relations With That Woman'

1998-01-26 President Bill Clinton says "I want to say one thing to the American people; I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"

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Touching birthday greetings from Bill to Monica
Touching birthday greetings from Bill to Monica
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  • 1998-02-01 Lillian E. Fishburne became the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.
  • 1998-02-03 Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas, first woman executed in the United States since 1984
  • 1998-02-14 Authorities in the United States announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
  • 1998-03-04 Gay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.
  • 1998-04-22 Disney's Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
  • 1998-05-13 India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, in addition to the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.
  • 1998-05-18 United States v. Microsoft: The United States Department of Justice and 20 U.S. states file an antitrust case against Microsoft.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-05-22 Lewinsky scandal: a federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal, involving President Bill Clinton

White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1998-05-26 The United States Supreme Court rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York
  • 1998-05-28 Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.
  • 1998-06-25 In Clinton v. City of New York, the US Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional
  • 1998-07-24 Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1998-08-05 The American spin-off "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", starring Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady, debuts on ABC

  • 1998-08-20 U.S. embassy bombings: US military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania

USAImpeachment Trial of Bill Clinton

1998-10-08 US House of Representatives votes to begin impeachment hearings against President Bill Clinton on charges of lying about his affair with Monica Lewinsky

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Tickets issued to former President Gerald Ford and his wife Betty
Tickets issued to former President Gerald Ford and his wife Betty
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  • 1998-10-13 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 2

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1998-10-20 Comedian Richard Pryor is awarded the 1st ever Mark Twain Prize for American Humour

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • 1998-10-29 ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of STS-95 space shuttle mission.
  • 1998-11-09 Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to NASDAQ investors to compensate for price-fixing - largest civil settlement in US history

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1998-11-12 Vice President of the United States Al Gore symbolically signs the Kyoto Protocol.

45th Vice President of the United States Al Gore
45th Vice President of the United States
Al Gore
  • 1998-12-16 Iraq disarmament crisis: Operation Desert Fox - the United States and United Kingdom bomb targets in Iraq

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-12-19 US House of Representatives votes to impeach President Bill Clinton, forwarding the articles of impeachment to the Senate for a trial

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
White House Intern Monica Lewinsky
White House Intern
Monica Lewinsky
  • 1999-01-02 A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13°F (-25°C); 68 deaths are reported.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 9,830

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, Austrian born American artist (White House artist under Truman), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (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 New York City (d. 1967)
  • 1901-05-01 Heinz Roemheld, American film composer (Yankee Doodle Dandy; Ruby Gentry), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1985)
  • 1901-05-05 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist, born in Thomson, Georgia (d. 1959)
  • 1901-05-27 Conrad Elvehjem, American biochemist and nutrition scientist (discovered niacin), born in McFarland, Wisconsin (d. 1962)
  • 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 (d. 1980)

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; What A Wonderful World), 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 historian and author (Three Harbours), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1901-11-25 Tibor Serly, Hungarian violinist and composer (American Elegy), born in Losonc, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1978)
  • 1901-12-05 Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist and psychologist, born in Aurum, Nevada (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, Thoughts & Female), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)

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), playwright (Mulatto), and librettist (Troubled Island), 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, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (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, Jewish-American journalist and writer (Only in America), born in Mikulintsy, Ukraine (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, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1956)
  • 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, born in NYC, New York (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, Polish-born American mobster known as the "Mob's Accountant", born in Grodno, Russian Empire (d. 1983)

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Meyer Lansky
  • 1902-07-05 Frank Waters, American writer, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1995)
  • 1902-07-14 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor and director (White Heat, Cyrano de Bergerac), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1961)
  • 1902-08-05 Irene Rice Pereira, American abstract artist, born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 1971)
  • 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 [Salvatore Massaro], American jazz guitarist known as the "father of jazz guitar", 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, born in Montemarano, Italy (d. 1971)
  • 1902-12-23 Norman Maclean, American author (A River Runs Through It and Other Stories), born in Clarinda, Iowa, (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, American jazz cornetist, considered one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s, born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1931)
  • 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 gold 400m hurdles 1924; bronze 1928, 32), 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 (Harry Lillis) "Bing" Crosby, American Grammy and Academy Award-winning singer ("White Christmas"; with David Bowie - "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" ), and actor (Going My Way; High Society; Road To...(with Bob Hope)), 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], English-born American actor, comedian and entertainer, born in London (d. 2003)

Entertainer and TV Personality Bob Hope
Entertainer and TV Personality
Bob Hope
  • 1903-05-30 Countee Cullen, African American poet of the Harlem Renaissance (Black Christ & Other Poems), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1903-06-03 Eddie Acuff, American actor (Guns of the Pecos, Phantom Creeps, Outer Gate), (d. 1956)
  • 1903-06-12 Emmett Hardy, American jazz musician, born in Gretna, Louisiana (d. 1925)
  • 1903-06-18 Jeanette MacDonald, American actress and singer ("When I'm Calling You"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1965)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1301 - 1,400 of 4,945

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 and dancer (Hello Dolly), dies from bleeding to death after being stabbed 100 times
  • 1977-09-16 Maria Callas, American soprano (Carmen), 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 (Symphony 5½ - A Symphony for Fun), dies at 65
  • 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 (Pittsburgh Symphony, 1952-76; Boston Symphony, 1969-71), dies at 78
  • 1978-06-18 Walter C. Alvarez, American physician (b. 1884)
  • 1978-08-24 Louis Prima, American jazz and pop singer, trumpeter, and bandleader ("That Old Black Magic"; "Oh, Marie"), dies at 67
  • 1978-09-06 Tom Wilson, American record producer (Sun Ra; Bob Dylan; Simon & Garfunkel; Mothers of Invention; Velvet Underground), dies of a heart attack at 47
  • 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 violinist and 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 (world heavyweight champion 1926-28), dies at 80

Person of interestMargaret Mead

1978-11-15 Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa, 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 mountaineer (First ascent of the West Ridge of Mount Everest), dies at 52
  • 1979-03-11 Victor Kilian, American actor (Gentleman's Agreement), dies at 88
  • 1979-04-29 Julia Perry, American classical composer (Soul Symphony; Cask of Amontillado; Homunuclus C.F.) 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 A. Philip Randolph, American labor leader (Railroad Porter's Union) 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 [John Joseph], American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Ford Star Revue), dies of a heart attack at 81

Actor Jack Haley
Jack Haley
  • 1979-06-07 Forrest [Asa Earl] Carter, American author and segregationist speech writer, dies at 53
  • 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 singer-songwriter (Crayon Angels: Jesus Was A Cross Maker), dies of a drug overdose at 35
  • 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 (The Book of the Dead), dies at 66
  • 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, dies at 92
  • 1980-03-23 Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist (Misery Index), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • 1980-03-25 Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist and psychologist, dies at 78
  • 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 rock bass player (Marshall Tucker Band), dies in a jeep crash at 30
  • 1980-06-01 Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst (b. 1897)

Person of interestHenry Miller

1980-06-07 Henry Miller, American writer (Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn), dies of circulatory complications at 88

Author Henry Miller
Henry Miller
  • 1980-06-23 Clyfford Still, American painter (b. 1904)
  • 1980-07-23 Mollie Steimer, American political prisoner and anarchist agitator, dies at 82
  • 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, French-American singer (Les Champs-Élysées), dies at 41
  • 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 (co-founded the magazine National Lampoon), dies at 33

Person of interestWillard Libby

1980-09-08 Willard Libby, American chemist who developed radiocarbon dating (Nobel 1960), dies of pneumonia at 71

Chemist Willard Libby
Willard Libby
  • 1980-09-09 John Howard Griffin, American photographer, journalist and author (Black Like Me), dies from complications of diabetes at 60
  • 1980-09-25 Earl Roy Curry, religious thinker and Kirtland Temple overseer, dies at 90
  • 1980-10-27 John Van Vleck, American physicist, mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism, dies at 81
  • 1980-11-16 O. V. [Overton Vertis] Wright, American blues singer, dies at 41
  • 1980-11-24 George Raft, American actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 79
  • 1980-11-24 Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (b. 1897)
  • 1980-11-27 F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (b. 1882)

Person of interestDorothy Day

1980-11-29 Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout Catholic convert, dies of a heart attack at 83

Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day
  • 1980-12-04 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American athlete (Olympic gold 100m 1932), dies when shot during an armed robbery, at 69
  • 1980-12-26 Tony Smith, American sculptor (b. 1912)
  • 1980-12-29 Tim Hardin, American singer (If I Were a Carpenter, Reason to Believe), dies of a drug overdose at 39
  • 1981-01-01 Hephzibah Menuhin, American-Australian concert pianist, dies at 60
  • 1981-01-10 Fawn M. Brodie, American historian (b. 1915)

Person of interestSamuel Barber

1981-01-23 Samuel Barber, American composer (School for Scandal), dies of cancer at 70

Composer Samuel Barber
Samuel Barber
  • 1981-02-01 Wanda Hendrix, American actress (Sierra, Ride the Pink Horse), dies at 52
  • 1981-02-06 Hugo Montenegro, American film music composer (b. 1925)
  • 1981-02-15 Mike Bloomfield, American musician (Electric Flag), dies of a drug overdose at 37