United States of America in History (Part 15)

Historical Events

Events 1401 - 1,500 of 1,637

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

USAImpeachment Trial of Bill Clinton

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

1999-01-11 26th American Music Awards: Celine Dion & Eric Clapton win

Singer Celine Dion
Singer
Celine Dion
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • 1999-01-21 In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the US Coast Guard intercepts a ship carrying 4,300 kg of cocaine
  • 1999-03-08 The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 1999-04-07 The World Trade Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas
  • 1999-05-25 The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report detailing People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over prior two decades

Music releaseAlbum Release

1999-06-01 British singer Dido's debut album, "No Angel", is released in the United States

Singer Dido
Singer
Dido

Film release premierFilm Premier

1999-09-08 "American Beauty", directed by Sam Mendes and starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Thora Birch, premieres in Los Angeles (Best Picture 2000)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1999-09-18 24th Toronto International Film Festival: "American Beauty" directed by Sam Mendes wins the People's Choice Award

Film Director Sam Mendes
Film Director
Sam Mendes
  • 1999-10-13 The United States Senate rejects ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
  • 1999-10-18 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 1

  • 1999-11-21 Elian Gonzalez, Cuban boy at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, departs from Cuba with his mother
  • 1999-11-22 Elian Gonzalez, Cuban boy at the center of a heated 2000 controversy involving the governments of Cuba and the United States, and his mother are sighted off of Florida's coast by U.S. Coast Guard
  • 1999-11-30 In Seattle, Washington, United States, protests against the WTO meeting by anti-globalization protesters catch police unprepared and force the cancellation of opening ceremonies

Music awardsMusic Awards

2000-01-17 27th American Music Awards: Shania Twain & Will Smith win

Film tv awardsGolden Globes

2000-01-23 57th Golden Globes: American Beauty, Denzel Washington, & Hilary Swank win

  • 2000-03-02 America's Cup, Auckland: Team New Zealand beats Italian yacht Prada Challenge by 0.48s for a 5-0 series sweep; NZ only the 2nd country in 150 years to successfully defend the Cup

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

2000-03-26 72nd Academy Awards: "American Beauty", Kevin Spacey & Hilary Swank win

  • 2000-04-09 53rd British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "American Beauty" Best Film, Pedro Almodovar Best Director

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2000-05-02 President Bill Clinton announces that accurate GPS access would no longer be restricted to the United States military

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 2000-10-01 United States wins the most medals (97), and the most gold medals (40) in Summer Olympics held in Sydney, Australia
  • 2000-10-17 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 2

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2000-11-07 Hillary Clinton is elected to the US Senate, becoming first US First Lady to win public office and while still the First Lady

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2000-12-12 US Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore, settling the recount dispute in Florida's 2000 presidential election in George W. Bush's favor and thus handing him the presidency

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2000-12-13 American Vice President Al Gore delivers his concession speech effectively ending his hopes of becoming the 43rd President of the United States.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2001-01-08 28th American Music Awards: Faith Hill & Kid Rock win

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill
  • 2001-01-16 US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War
  • 2001-02-09 American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School; nine the Ehime-Maru's crew members were killed, including four high school students.
  • 2001-02-20 The United States Supreme Court declines to consider an appeal by five major oil companies against Unocal's patent on production of cleaner "reformulated" gasoline sold in California
  • 2001-04-11 Detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, People's Republic of China after a collision with an J-8 fighter are released
  • 2001-04-30 US Vice President Cheney calls for increased domestic production of fossil fuels and increased usage of nuclear power to meet America's energy demand

  • 2001-05-03 The United States loses its seat on the U.N. Human Rights Commission for the first time since the commission was formed in 1947.
  • 2001-05-04 The Milwaukee Art Museum addition, the first Santiago Calatrava-designed structure in the United States, opens to the public.
  • 2001-06-05 U.S. Senator Jim Jeffords leaves the Republican Party, an act which shifts control of the United States Senate from the Republicans to the Democratic Party
  • 2001-06-21 A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen
  • 2001-06-27 The International Court of Justice finds against the United States in its judgement in the LaGrand Case.
  • 2001-09-12 Article V of the NATO agreement is invoked for the first and only time in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States of America.
  • 2001-09-17 Major trading markets in the United States, including the New York Stock Exchange and the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), reopen for the first time since September 11
  • 2001-09-20 In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, US President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror"
  • 2001-10-22 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Seattle Mariners, 4 games to 1
  • 2001-10-26 The United States passes the USA PATRIOT Act into law.
  • 2001-11-12 In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.
  • 2001-11-13 War on Terrorism: In the first such act since World War II, US President George W. Bush signs an executive order allowing military tribunals against foreigners suspected of connections to terrorist acts or planned acts on the United States.
  • 2001-12-01 Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA's purchase by American Airlines.
  • 2001-12-22 Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.
  • 2001-12-27 The People's Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade relations with the United States.

Music awardsMusic Awards

2002-01-09 Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the American music awards

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Music awardsMusic Awards

2002-01-09 29th American Music Awards: Janet Jackson & Lenny Kravitz win

  • 2002-01-20 Photographs showing al-Qaeda and Taliban suspects shackled and masked are published by the United States military
  • 2002-01-22 Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
  • 2002-01-23 "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh returns to the United States in Federal Bureau of Investigation custody.
  • 2002-02-08 IXX Winter Olympic Games open in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • 2002-02-12 US Secretary of Energy makes the decision that Yucca Mountain is suitable to be the United States' nuclear waste repository

OlympicsOlympic Gold

2002-02-24 Joe Sakic and Jerome Iginla each score twice as Canada defeats the United States, 5-2 to win the men's ice hockey Olympic gold medal at Salt Lake City

NHL Legend Joe Sakic
NHL Legend
Joe Sakic
  • 2002-02-24 IXX Winter Olympic Games close in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • 2002-03-04 Multinational Force in Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed as they attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.
  • 2002-04-17 Four Canadian Forces soldiers are killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire from two United States Air Force F-16s, the first deaths in a combat zone for Canada since the Korean War
  • 2002-04-29 The United States is re-elected to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, one year after losing the seat it had held for 50 years

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002-05-12 Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Cuba for a five-day visit with Fidel Castro becoming first President of the United States, in or out of office, to visit the island since Castro's 1959 revolution.

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 2002-05-22 American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church
  • 2002-05-24 Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.
  • 2002-06-11 Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002-06-11 "American Idol" created by Simon Fuller with judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson premieres on Fox

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
Singer & Judge of American Idol Paula Abdul
Singer & Judge of American Idol
Paula Abdul
  • 2002-06-13 The United States of America withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty
  • 2002-07-15 "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony
  • 2002-07-21 Telecom giant WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the then largest such filing in United States history
  • 2002-07-24 James Traficant is expelled from the United States House of Representatives on a vote of 420 to 1
  • 2002-10-13 MLB American League Championship: Anaheim Angels beat Minnesota Twins, 4 games to 1
  • 2002-11-07 Iran bans advertising of United States products.

Battle of Interest9/11 Attack on New York's World Trade Towers

2002-11-14 The United States House of Representatives votes not to create an independent commission to investigate the September 11 attacks
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UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns
UA Flight 175 flies toward the South Tower of the World Trade Center while the North Tower burns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2002-11-16 Iraqi President Saddam Hussein says that he had to accept UN Resolution 1441 because the United States and Israel had shown their "claws and teeth" and declared unitlateral war on the Iraqi people

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein

Music awardsMusic Awards

2003-01-13 30th American Music Awards: Sheryl Crow & Eminem win

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
Eminem
Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Singer-songwriter
Sheryl Crow
  • 2003-01-24 The United States Department of Homeland Security officially begins operation
  • 2003-01-26 19th Sundance Film Festival: "American Splendor", directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2003-01-30 Richard Reid sentenced to life in prison for attempting to bomb an American Airlines flight with 197 on board
  • 2003-03-01 Management of the United States Customs Service and the United States Secret Service move to the United States Department of Homeland Security.
  • 2003-03-02 America's Cup, Auckland: Swiss yacht Alinghi beats Team New Zealand by 0.44s to sweep series, 5-0; Alinghi's Russell Coutts wins last 14 America's Cup races he's competed in as skipper; most in history

IraqInvasion of Iraq

2003-03-19 Airstrikes by an American and British-led coalition signal the beginning of the invasion of Iraq, without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion
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US troops in a sandstorm during the invasion of Iraq in 2003
US troops in a sandstorm during the invasion of Iraq in 2003
  • 2003-03-28 In a "friendly fire" incident, two US A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 190th Fighter Squadron attack British tanks participating in the invasion of Iraq, killing British soldier Matty Hull
  • 2003-04-14 U.S. troops in Baghdad capture Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner the Achille Lauro in 1985

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

2003-05-20 The reality series "America's Next Top Model", created by Tyra Banks, debuts on UPN

Supwemodel & Actress Tyra Banks
Supwemodel & Actress
Tyra Banks
  • 2003-06-27 The United States National Do Not Call Registry, formed to combat unwanted telemarketing calls and administered by the Federal Trade Commission, enrolls almost three-quarters of a million phone numbers on its first day.
  • 2003-07-22 Members of 101st Airborne of the United States, aided by Special Forces, attack a compound in Iraq, killing Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay, along with Mustapha Hussein, Qusay's 14-year old son, and a bodyguard
  • 2003-08-14 Widescale power blackout in the northeast United States and Canada.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2003-10-07 American gubernatorial recall election is held in California. Governor Gray Davis is recalled and Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes governor.

Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder and Governor of California
Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • 2003-10-16 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2004-01-03 After hosting the show for over 30 years, Casey Kasem gives up the hosting duties of "American Top 40" to Ryan Seacrest

Disc Jockey and Actor Casey Kasem
Disc Jockey and Actor
Casey Kasem
  • 2004-02-26 The United States lifts a ban on travel to Libya, ending travel restrictions to the nation that had lasted for 23 years.
  • 2004-03-31 In Fallujah, Iraq, 4 American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed and their bodies mutilated after being ambushed.
  • 2004-04-24 United States lifts economic sanctions imposed on Libya 18 years ago, as reward for cooperation in eliminating weapons of mass destruction
  • 2004-04-30 U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison
  • 2004-05-26 The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 2004-10-20 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox come back from 0-3 to beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 3
  • 2004-10-25 Fidel Castro, Cuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned by November 8

Music awardsMusic Awards

2004-11-14 31st American Music Awards: Sheryl Crow, Usher & Kenny Chesney win

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Singer-songwriter
Sheryl Crow
Singer Usher
Singer
Usher

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1401 - 1,500 of 9,878

  • 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)

Person of interestLou Gehrig

1903-06-19 Lou Gehrig, American Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman (6 x World Series, 2 x AL MVP), born in NYC, New York (d. 1941)

Baseball Player Lou Gehrig
Baseball Player
Lou Gehrig
  • 1903-06-20 Glenna Collett-Vare, American golfer (6-time US Amateur champion), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • 1903-06-21 Al Hirschfeld, American caricaturist (NINA, NY Times), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1903-06-25 Anne Revere, American actress, (A Place in the Sun), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1903-07-11 Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (d. 1976)
  • 1903-07-21 Roy Neuberger, American financier
  • 1903-08-25 Arpad Elo, American chess writer and creator of the Elo rating system for two-player games such as chess, born in Egyházaskesző, Hungary (d. 1992)
  • 1903-09-09 Phyllis Whitney, American writer (d. 2008)

Person of interestClaudette Colbert

1903-09-13 Claudette Colbert [Lily Chauchoin], French-born American actress (Texas Lady, It Happened One Night), born in Paris (d. 1996)

  • 1903-09-22 Joseph Valachi, American gangster (d. 1971)
  • 1903-10-05 M. King Hubbert, American geologist and geophysicist, born in San Saba, Texas (d. 1989)
  • 1903-10-17 Nathanael West, American novelist (Day of the Locusts)

Person of interestMelvin Purvis

1903-10-24 Melvin Purvis [Little Mel], American FBI agent that lead the manhunt for outlaws like Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and John Dillinger, born in Timmonsville, South Carolina (d. 1960)

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis
  • 1903-10-25 Harry Shoulberg, American expressionist painter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1903-11-06 June Marlowe, American actress (Pardon Us, Clash of the Wolves), born in St. Cloud, Minnesota (d. 1984)
  • 1903-11-07 Grace Stafford, American actress (Confessions of a Nazi Spy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1903-12-19 George Davis Snell, Bradford, Massachusetts, American geneticist (H-2 gene)
  • 1904-01-05 Jeane Dixon, American astrologer "A Gift of Prophecy", born in Medford, Wisconsin (d. 1997)
  • 1904-01-14 Emily Hahn, American journalist & author, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1904-01-18 Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist, born in Manchester, Connecticut (d. 2006)
  • 1904-01-26 Ancel Keys, American scientist (d. 2004)
  • 1904-02-07 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1904-02-16 James Baskett, American actor (Song of the South) 1st African American male to receive an Oscar, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1948)
  • 1904-02-20 Armin Loos, German-born American composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1971)
  • 1904-03-04 Chief Tahachee [Jeff Davis Tahchee Cypert], Cherokee stage and film actor, born in James Mill, Arkansas (d. 1978)
  • 1904-03-09 Paul Klipsch, American engineer, noted for his loudspeaker designs, born in Elkhart, Indiana (d. 2002)
  • 1904-03-14 Doris Eaton, American actress (Man on the Moon, Tell Your Children), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2010)
  • 1904-03-21 Forrest Mars Sr., American candymaker (d. 1999)
  • 1904-04-03 Russel Wright, American industrial designer, born in Lebanon, Ohio (d. 1976)
  • 1904-04-09 Sharkey Bonano, American jazz musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1972)
  • 1904-04-20 Bruce Cabot, American actor (Diamonds are Forever, King Kong), born in Carlsbad, New Mexico (d. 1972)
  • 1904-04-20 George Stibitz, American mathematician and scientist, born in York, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1904-05-06 Raymond Bailey, American actor (Vertigo, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Incredible Shrinking Man), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1980)
  • 1904-05-14 Hans Albert Einstein, American professor (d. 1973)
  • 1904-05-15 Clifton Fadiman, American TV host (Information Please, Quiz Kids), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestFats Waller

1904-05-21 Fats Waller [Thomas Wright], American jazz singer and composer (Ain't Misbehavin', Hot Chocolate), born in NYC, New York (d. 1943)

Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller
Jazz Musician and Songwriter
Fats Waller

Person of interestCharles R. Drew

1904-06-03 Charles R. Drew, American physician and surgeon who pioneered blood plasma research and developed the blood bank concept, born in Washington, D. C. (d. 1950)

Surgeon and Medical Researcher Charles R. Drew
Surgeon and Medical Researcher
Charles R. Drew
  • 1904-06-24 Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], American actor and singer (Anything Goes, Robin Hood), born in Linton, Indiana (d. 1995)
  • 1904-07-05 Ernst Mayr, German-American biologist (evolutionary theory), born in Kempten, Bavaria, Germany (d. 2005)
  • 1904-07-24 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (Bugler's Dream), born in Lyon, France (d. 1991)
  • 1904-07-31 Brett Halliday, American writer (Dividend on Death), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • 1904-08-17 Mary Cain, American newspaper editor and politician (d. 1984)
  • 1904-08-27 John Hay Whitney, American financier and philanthropist, born in Ellsworth, Maine (d. 1982)
  • 1904-09-10 Max Shachtman, American politician (d. 1972)
  • 1904-09-22 Ellen Church, American 1st female airline stewardess (United flight in 1930 from San Francisco to Cheyenne), born in Cresco, Iowa (d. 1965)
  • 1904-09-23 Meyer Schapiro, Lithuanian-born American art historian, born in Šiauliai, Russian Empire
  • 1904-09-25 Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, American oceanographer, born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 1971)
  • 1904-10-12 Lester Dent, American writer (Doc Savage), born in La Plata, Missouri (d. 1959)
  • 1904-10-18 A. J. Liebling, American journalist (d. 1963)
  • 1904-10-23 Harvey Penick, American golfer, coach, author (World Golf Hall of Fame), born in Austin, Texas (d. 1995)

Person of interestDenny Shute

1904-10-25 Denny Shute, American golfer (British Open 1933, PGA C'ship 1936-37), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1974)

Golfer Denny Shute
Golfer
Denny Shute
  • 1904-11-27 Florence Lake, American actress (Edgar Kennedy shorts), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1980)
  • 1904-12-07 Clarence Nash, American voice actor (Donald Duck), born in Watonga, Oklahoma (d. 1985)
  • 1904-12-09 Robert Livingston, American actor (Three Mesquiteers, The Lone Ranger and Zorro), born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1988)
  • 1904-12-11 Marge, American cartoonist (created Little Lulu), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • 1904-12-24 Joseph Moses Juran, Romanian-born American industrial engineer and philanthropist, born in Brăila, Romania (d. 2008)
  • 1905-01-03 Anna May Wong, American actress, 1st Chinese-American movie star (Shanghai Express), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1961)
  • 1905-01-11 Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist (d. 1960)
  • 1905-01-12 James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist, born in Atchison, Kansas (d. 1997)
  • 1905-01-24 Dorothy Patten, American actress, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1975)
  • 1905-01-28 Luther George Simjian, Turkish-American Inventor (teleprompter and first self-posing portrait camera)
  • 1905-02-03 Arne Beurling, American mathematician (d. 1986)
  • 1905-02-10 Walter Brown, Massachusetts US, original owner of the Boston Celtics and important figure in the development of ice hockey in the United States
  • 1905-02-18 Queenie Leonard, British actress, born in London, England (d. 2002)
  • 1905-03-18 Thomas Townsend Brown, American scientist (d. 1985)
  • 1905-04-03 Robert Frederick Sink, United States Army Officer (WWII, Korean War & Vietnam War), born in Lexington, North Carolina (d. 1965)
  • 1905-04-14 Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator, born in Hamburg, Arkansas (d. 1999)
  • 1905-04-18 George H. Hitchings, American scientist (Nobel laureate 1988), born in Hoquiam, Washington (d. 1998)
  • 1905-04-21 Edmund Gerald "Pat" Brown, American politician and Governor of California (D: 1959-67), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1996)
  • 1905-05-08 Red Nichols, American jazz cornettist, composer and jazz bandleader, born in Ogden, Utah (d. 1965)
  • 1905-05-18 Eric Zeisl, Austrian-American composer (Requiem Ebraico), born in Vienna (d. 1959)
  • 1905-06-12 Ray Barbuti, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 400m relay 1928), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1905-06-20 Lillian Hellman, American playwright (Toys in the Attic, Little Foxes), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1984)
  • 1905-07-04 Irving Johnson, American sail training pioneer and adventurer, born in Hadley, Massachusetts (d. 1991)
  • 1905-07-09 Myles Horton, American educator and Civil Rights Movement teacher, born in Savannah, Tennessee (d. 1990)
  • 1905-07-17 "Bill" William Gargan, American actor (The Bells of St. Mary's, You Only Live Once), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1905-07-29 Stanley Kunitz, American poet (d. 2006)

Person of interestMyrna Loy

1905-08-02 Myrna Loy [Williams], American actress (The Great Ziegfeld, Thin Man, Vanity Fair), born in Helena, Montana (d. 1993)

Actress Myrna Loy
Actress
Myrna Loy
  • 1905-08-24 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist (That's Alright), born in Forest, Mississippi (d. 1974)
  • 1905-08-31 Sanford Meisner, American actor and teacher, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1905-09-19 Leon Jaworski, American Watergate scandal special prosecutor, born in Waco, Texas (d. 1982)
  • 1905-09-29 Ted Decorsia, American actor (The Killing, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1905-10-05 Harriet E MacGibbon, American actress, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1905-10-11 Fred Trump, American real estate developer, father of Donald Trump, born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1905-11-14 John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (d. 1964)
  • 1905-12-06 James J. Braddock, American boxer (World Heavyweight champion 1935-37), born in NYC, New York (d. 1974)
  • 1906-01-22 Willa B Brown (Coffey), US African American air pioneer (NAAA)
  • 1906-02-08 Henry Roth, American writer (Call it Sleep), born in Tysmenitz, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1906-03-04 Meindert DeJong American author (d. 1991)
  • 1906-03-04 Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)
  • 1906-03-20 Oswald "Ozzie" Nelson, American actor (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1975)
  • 1906-03-21 Jim Thompson, American designer and businessman
  • 1906-03-27 Pee Wee Russell, American jazz musician, born in Maplewood, Missouri (d. 1969)
  • 1906-04-05 Lord Buckley, American comedian, born in Tuolumne, California (d. 1960)
  • 1906-04-11 Dale Messick [Dalia Messick], American cartoonist (Brenda Starr, Reporter), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2005)
  • 1906-04-16 Marion Lloyd Vince, American fencer (National champ 1928, 31), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1906-04-17 Sidney Garfield, American physician and pioneer of health maintenance organizations (Kaiser Permanente), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1984)

Person of interestEddie Albert

1906-04-22 Eddie Albert [Heimberger], American actor (Roman Holiday, Green Acres), born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 2005)


Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1401 - 1,500 of 4,973

  • 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
Composer
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
  • 1981-02-18 John Knudsen Northrop, American aircraft designer (Northrop Air), dies at 85

Person of interestHoward Hanson

1981-02-26 Howard Hanson, American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), dies at 84

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1981-02-27 Jacob H Gilbert, American politician (US Representative 1960-1971), dies at 60
  • 1981-03-05 Yip Harburg [Isidore Hochberg], American lyricist (Somewhere Over The Rainbow), dies in a car crash at 84
  • 1981-03-22 James "Jumbo" Elliott, American track coach (b. 1915)
  • 1981-04-08 Norman Taurog, American film director (Skippy), dies at 82
  • 1981-04-26 Jim Davis, American actor (Jack Ewing-Dallas), dies at 65
  • 1981-05-25 Roy Brown, American boxer/rocker, dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 1981-05-28 Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist and composer (Zodiac Suite), dies at 71
  • 1981-06-16 Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist, dies at 64
  • 1981-06-17 Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (b. 1889)
  • 1981-07-07 Peace Pilgrim [Mildred Lisette Norman], American peace activist, dies at 72
  • 1981-07-10 Ken Rex McElroy, American resident of Skidmore, Missouri known as "the town bully", murdered at 47 in an unsolved killing in front of a crowd of 30-46 in Skidmore's main street
  • 1981-07-27 Ray Harrison, dancer (American Song), dies at 64
  • 1981-07-29 Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)
  • 1981-09-08 Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist and longtime executive director of NAACP, dies at 80
  • 1981-09-22 Harry Warren, American composer and lyricist (b. 1893)
  • 1981-10-02 Harry Golden, Jewish-American journalist and writer (Only in America), dies at 79
  • 1981-10-05 Gloria Grahame, American actress (Crossfire, Sudden Fear, Rich Man Poor Man), dies of peritonitis and breast cancer at 55

Person of interestWilliam Holden

1981-11-12 William Holden [Beedle], American actor (The Blue Knight, Sunset Boulevard, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai), slips on a rug and bleeds to death at 63

  • 1981-11-29 Natalie Wood [Natasha Gurdin], American actress (Gypsy, Rebel Without a Cause, West Side Story), drowns at 43

Person of interestWalter Knott

1981-12-03 Walter Knott, American farmer who created the Knott's Berry Farm amusement park in California and introduced the boysenberry to America, dies at 91

Farmer and Creator of Knott's Berry Farm Walter Knott
Farmer and Creator of Knott's Berry Farm
Walter Knott
  • 1981-12-09 Sonny Til [Earlington Carl Tilghman], American doo-wop singer (The Orioles), dies from heart failure at 56
  • 1981-12-21 Allan Dwan, Canadian-born American director and screenwriter (b. 1885)
  • 1982-01-10 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, dies at 84

Person of interestLightnin Hopkins

1982-01-30 Lightnin' [Sam] Hopkins, American blues musician (Ball of Twine), dies of esophageal cancer at 69

Blues Singer Lightnin Hopkins
Blues Singer
Lightnin Hopkins
  • 1982-02-17 Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (b. 1922)
  • 1982-02-17 Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • 1982-03-06 Ayn Rand [Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum], Russian-American author, screenwriter and philosopher who developed the philosophical system of "Objectivism" (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead), dies of heart failure at 77
  • 1982-03-11 Horace Gregory, American poet, dies at 83
  • 1982-03-24 Goodman Ace, American writer, radio presenter, actor and humorist (Better of Goodman), dies at 83
  • 1982-04-30 Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician (b. 1949)
  • 1982-05-02 Helmut Dantine, Austrian-American actor (Shadow of the Cloak), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1982-05-06 Sam Baker, American actor, dies at 75
  • 1982-05-08 Neil Bogart, American record executive (b. 1943)
  • 1982-05-15 Gordon Smiley, American racecar driver, dies in a crash at 36
  • 1982-06-06 Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)
  • 1982-06-23 Vincent Chin, Chinese-American hate crime victim (b. 1955)
  • 1982-07-15 Bill Justis, American musician and producer (Raunchy), dies of cancer at 58
  • 1982-07-23 Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer, dies at 82
  • 1982-07-25 Hal Foster, Canadian-American cartoonist (Prince Valiant) (b. 1892)

Person of interestVladimir Zworykin

1982-07-29 Vladimir K. Zworykin, Russian-American inventor (development of television, cathode ray tube), dies at 94

  • 1982-07-30 Roberta Pedon, American glamour model, dies at 28
  • 1982-08-04 Bruce Goff, American Architect (b. 1904)
  • 1982-09-01 Haskell Curry, American mathematician (b. 1900)
  • 1982-10-18 Dwain Esper, American film director (The Seventh Commandment), dies at 89
  • 1982-12-07 George Kistiakowsky, Ukrainian-American chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project) but later opposed nuclear weapons, dies at 82
  • 1982-12-08 Marty Robbins, American country singer (Devil Woman, I Walk Alone), dies of complications following cardiac surgery.at 57
  • 1982-12-10 Roy Webb, American film composer, dies at 94
  • 1982-12-17 Homer S. Ferguson, American politician (b. 1889)
  • 1982-12-19 Dwight Macdonald, American social critic (b. 1906)

MurderRoy DeMeo

1983-01-10 Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), murdered at 40

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Gangster
Roy DeMeo
  • 1983-03-17 Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1983-04-05 Danny Rapp, American musician (Danny & the Juniors) (b. 1941)
  • 1983-04-30 Joel H. Hildebrand, American chemist and educator (research led to new treatments for divers with the 'bends' through the use of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures), dies at 101
  • 1983-05-06 Kai Winding, Danish-American Jazz musician and trombonist (Georgia On My Mind), dies of a brain tumor at 60
  • 1983-05-14 Roger J. Traynor, American judge (b. 1900)
  • 1983-05-28 Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (b. 1909)
  • 1983-07-04 Claus Adam, American composer and cellist (Juilliard Quartet), dies at 65
  • 1983-07-11 Ross Macdonald [Kenneth Millar], American-Canadian detective novelist (Goodbye Look), dies at 67
  • 1983-07-30 Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist, dies at 86
  • 1983-09-01 Larry McDonald, American congressman (b. 1935)
  • 1983-10-05 Earl Tupper, American-born Costa Rican inventor and businessman (Tupperware), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • 1983-10-16 Kelso, American racehorse (b. 1957)
  • 1983-10-20 Merle Travis, American country singer, dies at 75
  • 1983-12-28 Jimmy Demaret, American golfer (US Masters 1940, 47, 50), dies of a heart attack at 73

Person of interestRay Kroc

1984-01-14 Ray Kroc, American fast food entrepreneur (McDonald's) and owner of baseball's San Diego Padres, dies of heart failure at 81

McDonald's Entrepreneur Ray Kroc
McDonald's Entrepreneur
Ray Kroc
  • 1984-01-18 Malcolm H Kerr, 9th President of American U of Beirut, shot dead
  • 1984-02-22 Jessamyn West, American writer (b. 1902)
  • 1984-03-04 Jewel Carmen, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 1984-03-16 John Hoagland, American photographer (b. 1947)
  • 1984-03-19 Garry Winogrand, American photographer, dies of cancer at 56
  • 1984-03-21 Shauna Grant, American actress (suicide) (b. 1963)
  • 1984-03-28 Carmen Dragon, American conductor, composer and arranger (b. 1914)
  • 1984-03-31 Ronald Clark O'Bryan, American murderer, dies of lethal injection at 39
  • 1984-04-10 Ray Middleton, American actor (1776, Hurricane Smith), dies at 75
  • 1984-04-13 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), dies at 72
  • 1984-04-26 William "Count" Basie, American jazz musician & bandleader, dies at 79
  • 1984-05-04 Bob Clampett, American cartoonist (b. 1913)
  • 1984-05-15 Francis Schaeffer, American theologian, philosopher, and pastor (b. 1912)
  • 1984-05-24 Vincent J. McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter (b. 1914)
  • 1984-06-01 Nate Nelson, American singer (Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes for You), dies at 52
  • 1984-06-16 Lew Andreas, American basketball coach (b. 1895)
  • 1984-06-18 Alan Berg, American radio talk show host, dies after being shot by White Nationalists at 50
  • 1984-07-04 Jimmie Spheeris, American singer and songwriter, dies at 34
  • 1984-07-07 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping, dies at 43
  • 1984-07-14 Ernest Tidyman, American writer (b. 1928)
  • 1984-07-25 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, American rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter (Hound Dog, Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt), dies of heart and liver disorders at 57
  • 1984-08-08 Ellen Raskin, American author (b.1928)

Person of interestTruman Capote

1984-08-25 Truman Capote, American author (In Cold Blood), dies of liver cancer at 59

  • 1984-09-07 Joe Cronin, American baseball shortstop (Pirates, Red Sox, Senators, MVP 1930, AL President), dies at 77
  • 1984-09-11 Jerry Voorhis, American politician (b. 1901)
  • 1984-10-13 Alice Neel, American painter dies ages 84
  • 1984-11-12 Chester Himes, American author (b. 1909)
  • 1984-11-14 George Matthews, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Chick-Glynis), dies at 73