United States of America in History (Part 16)

Historical Events

Events 1501 - 1,600 of 1,669

  • 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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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 Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Rapper Eminem
Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
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: Alinghi defeats Team New Zealand 5-0 to win in Auckland
  • 2003-03-19 Invasion of Iraq by American and British-led coalition begins without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion
  • 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 & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2004-10-25 Fidel Castro, Cuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned by November 8

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow
Sheryl Crow
Singer Usher

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005-01-26 Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, the first African American woman to hold the post

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice
  • 2005-02-15 YouTube, Internet site on which videos may be shared and viewed by others, is launched in the United States

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005-02-23 Slovakia Summit 2005 begins, marking the first occasion when a sitting American President visits Slovakia; George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin are in attendance.

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 2005-03-23 The United States 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, refuses to order the reinsertion of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube
  • 2005-04-02 James Stewart Jr. becomes first African American to win a major motor sports event.
  • 2005-05-14 Former USS America (CV-66), a decommissioned supercarrier of the US Navy, deliberately sunk in the Atlantic Ocean after four weeks of live-fire exercises. Largest ship ever to be disposed of as a target in a military exercise.
  • 2005-06-06 The United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005-06-19 Michael Schumacher wins controversial United States Formula 1 Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule of F1 safety and tyre rules

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 2005-09-24 Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.

  • 2005-10-02 NFL plays first regular season game outside United States when the Arizona Cardinals defeat the San Francisco 49ers, 31-14 in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 2005-10-16 MLB American League Championship: Chicago White Sox beat Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4 games to 1

Music awardsMusic Awards

2005-11-22 32nd American Music Awards: Gwen Stefani, Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson win

  • 2005-12-07 Rigoberto Alpizar, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 924 who allegedly claimed to have a bomb, is shot and killed by a team of US federal air marshals at Miami International Airport.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006-01-29 US 39-cent stamp is released featuring Hattie McDaniel in the dress she wore in 1940 when she became the 1st African-American actress to accept an Academy Award

  • 2006-02-12 A powerful winter storm blankets the Northeastern United States dumping 1 to 2 feet of snow from Washington, D.C. up to Boston, Massachusetts. The storm dumped a record 26.9 inches of snow in New York City.
  • 2006-02-16 The last Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) is decommissioned by the United States Army
  • 2006-03-22 Three Christian Peacemaker Teams Hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox
  • 2006-04-10 Hundreds of thousands protest H.R. 4437 (aka the "Sensenbrenner Bill") in the United States.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006-07-31 Fidel Castro temporarily hands over power to brother Raúl Castro. This leads to a celebration in Little Havana (La Pequeña Habana in Spanish), Miami, Florida, where many Cuban Americans participated.

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro
  • 2006-08-10 Scotland Yard disrupts major terrorist plot to destroy aircraft travelling from the United Kingdom to the United States. All toiletries are banned from commercial aircraft.

Film release premierFilm Premier

2006-09-07 Sacha Baron Cohen's mockumentary "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" premieres at the Toronto Film Festival

Comedian/Actor Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
  • 2006-09-22 The F-14 Tomcat retires from the United States Navy
  • 2006-10-14 MLB American League Championship: Detroit Tigers beat Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 0
  • 2006-10-17 The United States population reaches 300 million

Music awardsMusic Awards

2006-11-21 33rd American Music Awards: Kelly Clarkson, Sean Paul & Rascal Flatts win

  • 2007-01-04 The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history.
  • 2007-02-19 Three Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament and their driver are murdered in Guatemala
  • 2007-03-01 Tornadoes swarm across the southern United States, killing at least 20; eight of the deaths were at a high school in Enterprise, Alabama.
  • 2007-04-16 Virginia Tech massacre: The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, kills 32 people and injures 23 others before committing suicide.
  • 2007-04-18 The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act in a 5-4 decision
  • 2007-07-03 America's Cup: Swiss defender Alinghi beats Team New Zealand by 1 second to take the series 5-2 off Valencia, Spain
  • 2007-08-29 A United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident takes place at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2007-10-17 The Dalai Lama receives the United States Congressional Gold Medal

14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso
14th Dalai Lama
Tenzin Gyatso
  • 2007-10-21 MLB American League Championship: Boston Red Sox beat Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 3

Music awardsMusic Awards

2007-11-18 34th American Music Awards: Fergie, Justin Timberlake & Carrie Underwood win

Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake
Singer Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood
Singer Fergie Duhamel
Fergie Duhamel
  • 2007-12-17 Republic of Lakotah asserts independence from the United States
  • 2007-12-19 The Lakotah people, a Native American tribe, proclaim independence and withdraw all their treaties with the United States. Establish the Republic of Lakotah, as a separate country.
  • 2008-02-05 A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States leaves at least 58 dead, the most since the May 31, 1985 outbreak that killed 88.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2008-04-16 Start of Papal Journey of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States

265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 2008-04-21 The United States Air Force retires the F-117 Nighthawk.

AgreementAgreement of Interest

2008-05-04 Seth MacFarlane reaches an agreement worth $100 million with Fox to keep "Family Guy" and "American Dad" on television until 2012, making MacFarlane the world's highest paid television writer

  • 2008-06-10 The Gora Prai airstrike by the United States reportedly kills 11 Pakistani paramilitary troops.

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

2008-08-27 Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2008-09-13 Hurricane Ike makes landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast of the United States, causing heavy damage to Galveston Island, Houston and surrounding areas.
  • 2008-10-19 MLB American League Championship: Tampa Bay Rays beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3
  • 2008-11-04 Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States, defeating Republican candidate John McCain

Music awardsMusic Awards

2008-11-23 35th American Music Awards: Rihanna & Chris Brown win

Singer Rihanna
Singer Chris Brown
Chris Brown

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2008-12-05 Human remains previously found in 1991 are finally identified by Russian and American scientists as those of Tsar Nicholas II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2008-12-06 American pin-up model Bettie Page (85) is hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a heart attack

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page
  • 2008-12-09 The Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, is arrested by federal officials for a number of alleged crimes including attempting to sell the United States Senate seat being vacated by President-elect Barack Obama's election to the Presidency
  • 2009-01-20 Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States' first African-American president

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2009-01-20 Joe Biden assumes the office of the Vice President of the United States

47th Vice President of the United States Joe Biden
47th Vice President of the United States
Joe Biden
  • 2009-02-05 The United States Navy guided missile cruiser Port Royal runs aground off Oahu, Hawaii, damaging the ship as well as a coral reef

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2009-04-25 Elijah Wood is honored with the Midnight Award by the San Francisco International Film Festival

  • 2009-05-11 An American soldier in Iraq opened fire on a counseling center at Camp Liberty in Bagdhad, leaving 5 other US soldiers dead and 3 soldiers wounded
  • 2009-06-01 General Motors files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.
  • 2009-06-12 TSC: All television broadcasts in the United States switch from analog NTSC to digital ATSC transmission.

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

2009-08-04 Kim Jong-il meets former president Bill Clinton. He pardons and releases captured American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling who were found guilty of entering the country illegally.

Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea Kim Jong-il
Supreme Leader and Dictator of North Korea
Kim Jong-il
42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 2009-10-25 MLB American League Championship: New York Yankees beat Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 4 games to 2

Music awardsMusic Awards

2009-11-22 36th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Michael Jackson win

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2010-01-11 Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol"

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
  • 2010-02-14 America's Cup: Team USA defeats Alinghi 2-0 to win in Spain
  • 2010-08-19 Operation Iraqi Freedom ends, with the last of the United States brigade combat teams crossing the border to Kuwait
  • 2010-10-22 MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat New York Yankees, 4 games to 2

Music awardsMusic Awards

2010-11-21 37th American Music Awards: Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber win

Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
  • 2010-12-22 Repeal of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell policy", a 17-year-old policy banning homosexuals serving openly in the US military, signed into law by President Barack Obama
  • 2011-04-15 "Black Friday" for online poker in the US: indicment United States v. Scheinberg shuts down sites, accussing companies of fraud and money laundering
  • 2011-04-25 At least 300 people killed in deadliest tornado outbreak in the Southern United States since the 1974 Super Outbreak.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1501 - 1,600 of 10,084

Person of interestEddie Albert

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

  • 1906-04-25 William J. Brennan, Jr, American Supreme Court judge (1956-90), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1997)
  • 1906-05-02 Philippe Halsman, American portrait photographer, born in Riga, Latvia (d. 1979)

Person of interestMary Astor

1906-05-03 Mary Astor, American actress (Maltese Falcon, Dinky), born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1987)

Actress Mary Astor
Mary Astor
  • 1906-05-19 Bruce Bennett, American athlete and actor (Before I Hang, Sahara), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2007)
  • 1906-06-03 Josephine Baker, American dancer/Parisian night club owner (Folies-Bergere) in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • 1906-06-21 Harold Spina, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)

Person of interestAnne Morrow Lindbergh

1906-06-22 Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American author and aviator (Gift from the Sea), born in Englewood, New Jersey

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Person of interestBilly Wilder

1906-06-22 Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American filmmakerr (Some Like It Hot, Apartment, Stalag 17), born in Vienna, Austria

Filmmaker Billy Wilder
Billy Wilder
  • 1906-06-24 Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (d. 1971)
  • 1906-06-26 Viktor Schreckengost, American industrial designer, born in Sebring, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1906-06-30 Anthony Mann, American film actor and director (El Cid, Winchester '73, The Glenn Miller Story), born in San Diego, California (d. 1967)
  • 1906-07-03 Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer known as "The World's Tallest Man," born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1952)
  • 1906-07-04 Vincent Joseph Schaefer, American chemist and meteorologist (cloud seeding), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1906-07-16 Vincent Sherman, American film director (Mr. Skeffington), born in Vienna, Georgia (d. 2006)
  • 1906-08-06 Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984)
  • 1906-08-12 Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)

Person of interestEd Gein

1906-08-27 Ed Gein, American serial killer (inspired Psycho & The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), born in La Crosse County, Wisconsin, (d. 1984)

Murderer and Body Snatcher Ed Gein
Murderer and Body Snatcher
Ed Gein
  • 1906-08-30 [Rose] Joan Blondell, American actress (Grease, The Blue Veil), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1906-09-17 Edgar Wayburn, American environmentalist
  • 1906-09-21 Henry Beachell, American plant breeder, born in Waverly, Nebraska (d. 2006)
  • 1906-09-27 Jim Thompson, American author (The Killer Inside Me), born in Anadarko, Oklahoma (d. 1977)
  • 1906-10-21 Lillian Asplund, last American Titanic survivor (d. 2006)
  • 1906-10-27 Earle Cabell, American politician, 48th Mayor of Dallas (1961-64), born in Dallas County, Texas (d. 1975)
  • 1906-10-30 Alexander Gode, German-American linguist (d. 1970)
  • 1906-11-05 Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (d. 2004)
  • 1906-11-13 Eva Zeisel, American industrial designer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2011)
  • 1906-11-14 Louise Brooks, silent screen star (American Venus, Pandora's Box)
  • 1906-12-10 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • 1906-12-27 Oscar Levant, American actor (An American in Paris, Dance of Life), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1972)
  • 1907-01-11 Abraham Joshua Heschel, Jewish American rabbi and theologian (d. 1972), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1907-01-16 Paul Nitze, American government official (d. 2004)
  • 1907-01-22 Douglas Corrigan, American pilot, born in Galveston, Texas (d. 1995)
  • 1907-02-03 James A. Michner, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, American author (Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii)
  • 1907-02-08 Ray Middleton, American actor (1776, Hurricane Smith), born in Chicago Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1907-02-10 Grace Hamilton, 1st African American member of Georgia state legislature
  • 1907-02-12 Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)

Person of interestCesar Romero

1907-02-15 Cesar Romero, American actor (Batman, Ocean's 11), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)

  • 1907-02-26 Dub Taylor [Walter Clarence Taylor Jr], American character actor (Gunsmoke), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • 1907-02-27 Mildred Bailey [Rinker], American jazz singer known as "The Queen of Swing" (Rockin' Chair, Please Be Kind), born in Teoka, Washington (d. 1951)
  • 1907-03-12 Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer (d. 2007)
  • 1907-03-24 Lucia Chase, US ballerina/co-founder (American Ballet Theater)
  • 1907-03-28 Irving Paul Lazar, American talent agent, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1907-04-12 Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (Little Toot), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1979)
  • 1907-04-18 Stephen Longstreet, American writer (All or Nothing)
  • 1907-04-23 Lee Miller, American photographer (War correspondent for Vogue in WWII), born in Poughkeepsie, New York (d. 1977)
  • 1907-05-01 Kate Smith, American singer (d. 1986)
  • 1907-05-04 Lincoln Kirstein, American writer and impresario, born in Rochester, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1907-05-18 Carl Mydans, American photographer (d. 2004)

Person of interestJohn Wayne

1907-05-26 John Wayne [Marion Mitchell Morrison], American actor (Green Berets, True Grit), born in Winterset, Iowa (d. 1979)

Actor John Wayne
John Wayne

Person of interestRachel Carson

1907-05-27 Rachel Carson, American marine biologist, conservationist and writer (Silent Spring), born in Springdale, Pennsylvania (d. 1964)

Marine Biologist and Writer Rachel Carson
Marine Biologist and Writer
Rachel Carson
  • 1907-06-10 Fairfield Porter, American painter (d. 1975)
  • 1907-06-17 Charles Eames, American designer and architect (d. 1978)
  • 1907-06-20 Jimmy Driftwood, American songwriter and musician (d. 1998)
  • 1907-07-04 Gordon Griffith, American actor (first actor to portray Tarzan on film) and director, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1958)
  • 1907-07-04 Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic, born in Manhattan (d. 1996)
  • 1907-07-07 Helene Johnson, American Harlem Renaissance poet, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)

Person of interestOrville Redenbacher

1907-07-16 Orville Redenbacher, American popcorn magnate (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet Popcorn), born in Brazil, Indiana (d. 1995)

Businessman Orville Redenbacher
Orville Redenbacher
  • 1907-07-16 Frances Horwich, American educator and television personality (Ding Dong School), born in Ottawa, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1907-07-19 Isabel Jewell, American actress (Gone with the Wind), born in Shoshoni, Wyoming (d. 1972)
  • 1907-07-25 Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1970)
  • 1907-08-02 Mary Hamman, American writer and editor (Pictorial Review, Good Housekeeping), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1984)
  • 1907-08-07 Albert Kotin, American abstract painter (d. 1980)
  • 1907-08-12 Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges, Let's Make Love, Africa Screams), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1988)
  • 1907-08-19 Thruston B. Morton, American republican politician (Sen-Ky, 1957-69), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1982)
  • 1907-08-30 John Mauchly, American physicist who with J. Presper Eckert, designed the first general purpose electronic digital computer (ENIAC), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1907-08-31 William Shawn, American magazine editor (New Yorker, 1952-87), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • 1907-09-04 Leo Castelli, Italian-American art dealer, born in Trieste, Austrian Littoral, Austria-Hungary (d. 1999)
  • 1907-09-10 Alva R. Fitch, American army officer (d. 1989)
  • 1907-10-05 Mrs. Miller [Elva Ruby Connes], American singer (A Lover's Concerto), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • 1907-10-15 Varian Fry, American journalist and recognized as "Righteous Among the Nations", born in New York (d. 1967)
  • 1907-10-19 Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (d. 1962)
  • 1907-10-20 Arlene Francis, American television personality (d. 2001)
  • 1907-10-22 Henriette Wyeth, 1st lady of american art
  • 1907-10-30 Sol Tax, American anthropologist (d. 1995)

Person of interestJoseph Gilbert Hamilton

1907-11-11 Joseph G. Hamilton, American physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis, born in Waverley, Massachusetts (d. 1957)

  • 1907-11-19 Jack Schaefer, American author (d. 1991)
  • 1907-11-26 Ruth Patrick, American botanist
  • 1907-12-18 Bill Holland, American auto racer (d. 1984)
  • 1907-12-25 Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (d. 1988)
  • 1908-01-07 Red Allen, American musician (d. 1967)
  • 1908-01-12 Clement Hurd, American illustrator (d. 1988)
  • 1908-01-17 Cus D'Amato, American boxing manager (d. 1985)
  • 1908-01-27 William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (Hearst Newspapers) and 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner, (d. 1993)
  • 1908-01-27 Oran Page, American musician (d. 1954)
  • 1908-02-06 Edward Lansdale, general/model (Quiet American, Ugly American)
  • 1908-02-26 Tex Avery, American cartoonist (d. 1980)
  • 1908-02-28 Billie Bird, American actress (Jury Duty), born in Pocatello, Idaho (d. 2002)
  • 1908-02-28 Alexander Golitzen, American art director (d. 2005)
  • 1908-03-05 Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)
  • 1908-03-14 Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft; d. 1991)
  • 1908-03-26 Hank Sylvern, American orchestra leader (Jane Froman's USA Canteen), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1908-03-31 Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist known as "Mr. Swing" (Congo Blues, Knockin' on Wood), born in Beardstown, Illinois (d. 1999)

Person of interestBette Davis

1908-04-05 Bette Davis, American actress (Of Human Bondage, Jezebel), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1989)

Actress Bette Davis
Bette Davis
  • 1908-04-12 Robert Lee Scott, Jr., American General and Air Force pilot, born in Waynesboro, Georgia (d. 2006)

Person of interestLita Grey

1908-04-15 Lita Grey, American actress, born in Hollywood, California (d. 1995)

Actress Lita Grey
Lita Grey
  • 1908-04-23 Myron Waldman, American animator (Fleischer Studio), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1908-04-24 Marceline Day [Newlin], American actress (The Cameraman, The Arm of the Law), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 2000)
  • 1908-04-30 Eve Arden [Eunice Mary Quedens], American actress (Our Miss Brooks), born in Mill Valley, California, (d. 1990)
  • 1908-05-09 Mary Goldsmith, American ceramist (d. 2007)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1501 - 1,600 of 5,015

  • 1984-06-18 Alan Berg, American radio talk show host
  • 1984-07-04 Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (b. 1949)
  • 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 Pres), 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
  • 1984-11-16 Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (b. 1906)
  • 1984-11-18 Mary Hamman, American writer and editor (Pictorial Review, Good Housekeeping), dies at 77
  • 1984-12-07 Lee Roy Yarbrough, American race car (Nascar) driver (b. 1938)
  • 1984-12-11 Oskar Seidlin, German-born American scholar (b. 1911)
  • 1984-12-19 Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (b. 1903)
  • 1985-01-05 Robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906
  • 1985-01-21 James Beard, American chef and author (b. 1903)
  • 1985-01-21 Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler and promoter (b. 1930)
  • 1985-02-03 Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist (b. 1912)
  • 1985-02-11 Ben Abruzzo, American businessman and balloonist (b. 1930)
  • 1985-02-20 Clarence Nash, American voice actor (Donald Duck), dies of leukaemia at 80
  • 1985-03-23 Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and professor (b. 1908)
  • 1985-03-29 Luther Terry, 9th Surgeon General of the United States, dies at 73
  • 1985-04-01 Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (b. 1920)
  • 1985-04-08 John Frederick Coots, American songwriter, dies at 87
  • 1985-04-22 Paul H. Emmett, American chemical engineer (b. 1900)
  • 1985-05-02 Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1909)
  • 1985-06-15 Andy Stanfield, American athlete (b. 1927)
  • 1985-06-25 Morris Mason, American convicted rapist and murderer, dies at 31
  • 1985-07-30 Julia Hall Bowman Robinson, American mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 1985-09-01 Jay Youngblood, American wrestler (b. 1955)
  • 1985-09-02 Jay Youngblood, American professional wrestler
  • 1985-09-08 John Franklin Enders, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1887)
  • 1985-09-09 Paul Flory, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1910)
  • 1985-09-11 Andrew C. Thornton II, American drug smuggler (b. 1945)
  • 1985-09-25 William Cumming Rose, American biochemist who discovered threonine (an amino acid), dies at 98
  • 1985-10-06 Nelson Riddle, American Grammy Award winning bandleader, conductor and orchestrator for Capitol Records (Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Dean Martin), dies of complications from cirrhosis of the liver at 64

Person of interestOrson Welles

1985-10-10 Orson Welles, American actor and director (Citizen Kane, War of the Worlds), dies of a heart attack at 70

Actor and Director Orson Welles
Actor and Director
Orson Welles
  • 1985-10-24 Richie Evans, American NASCAR driver, dies in a car crash at 44
  • 1985-11-13 George Robert Vincent, American sound recording pioneer (b. 1898)
  • 1985-11-15 Spencer W. Kimball, American 12th President of the Mormon Church (1973-1985), dies at 90
  • 1985-11-19 Stepin Fetchit [Lincoln Perry], American actor (Miracle in Harlem) 1st African American film star, dies of pneumonia 83
  • 1985-11-24 Big Joe Turner, American singer (b. 1911)
  • 1985-12-02 Aniello Dellacroce, American gangster (b. 1914)
  • 1985-12-16 Thomas Bilotti, American mafioso (b. 1940)
  • 1985-12-22 D. Boon, American singer and guitarist (The Minutemen) (b. 1958)
  • 1985-12-26 Harold P. Warren, American movie director (d. 1928)
  • 1985-12-27 Dian Fossey, American zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), murdered in Rwanda
  • 1986-01-01 Bruce Norris, American hockey executive (Detroit Red Wings) (b. 1924)
  • 1986-01-02 Bill Veeck, American MLB owner, promoter (Brewers, White Sox, Indians, St. Louis Browns), dies of lung cancer at 71
  • 1986-01-07 Philip D. Eastman, American children's book writer and illustrator (b. 1909)
  • 1986-01-10 Joe Farrell, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 48
  • 1986-01-16 Herbert W. Armstrong, American evangelist, author, and publisher (b. 1892)
  • 1986-01-28 Christa McAuliffe, American teacher, dies in the Challenger space shuttle disaster at 37
  • 1986-02-01 Gino Hernandez, American wrestler (b. 1957)
  • 1986-02-06 Minoru Yamasaki, American architect (b. 1912)
  • 1986-02-21 Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer (b. 1895)
  • 1986-02-28 Laura Z. Hobson, American novelist (b. 1900)
  • 1986-03-04 Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (b. 1936)

Person of interestGeorgia O’Keeffe

1986-03-06 Georgia O'Keeffe, American sculptor/painter (Flowers), dies at 98

Painter and Sculptor Georgia O’Keeffe
Painter and Sculptor
Georgia O’Keeffe
  • 1986-03-11 Sonny Terry, American bind Piedmont blues musician, dies at 74
  • 1986-03-22 Mark Dinning, American singer (b. 1933)
  • 1986-04-10 Linda Creed, American songwriter (b. 1948)

Person of interestWallis Simpson

1986-04-24 Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], American divorcee whom British King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry, dies at 89

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson

Person of interestBroderick Crawford

1986-04-26 Broderick Crawford, American actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol), dies after a series of strokes at 74

  • 1986-05-01 Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1916)
  • 1986-05-07 Jeffrey Mylett, American actor and songwriter, dies at 36
  • 1986-05-11 Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (b. 1910)
  • 1986-05-12 Lee Bonnell, American actor, dies at 67
  • 1986-05-19 Jimmy Lyons, American musician (b. 1931)
  • 1986-05-31 James Rainwater, American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
  • 1986-06-10 Merle Miller, American biographer (b. 1919)
  • 1986-06-11 Chesley Bonestell, American-born engineer, architect, and artist (b. 1888)
  • 1986-06-17 Kate Smith, singer (God Bless America), dies in Raleigh NC at 78
  • 1986-06-27 Joe Maphis, American country music guitarist dies aged 65
  • 1986-07-15 Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (b. 1923)
  • 1986-07-21 Ernest Maas, American screenwriter (b. 1892)
  • 1986-07-25 Vincente Minnelli, American director (Gigi, Goodbye Charlie), dies in LA at 76
  • 1986-08-26 Jennifer Levin, American murder victim, strangled by Robert Chambers in New York City's Central Park aged 18
  • 1986-09-26 Hugh Franklin, American soap opera actor (b. 1916)
  • 1986-09-27 Cliff Burton, American rock bassist (Metallica), dies in bus crash at 24
  • 1986-10-26 Jackson Scholz, American runner (b. 1897)
  • 1986-11-03 E Cuyler Hammond, American epidemiologist (first to link smoking with lung cancer), dies at 74
  • 1986-11-18 Gia Carangi, American model (AIDS) (b. 1960)
  • 1986-11-20 William Bradford Huie, American writer and publisher, dies at 76
  • 1986-11-21 Marcelino Sanchez, American actor (b. 1957)
  • 1986-11-21 Dar Robinson, American film stuntman (b. 1947)
  • 1986-11-29 Cary Grant [Archibald Alexander Leach], British-born American actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest), dies from a cerebral haemorrhage at 82
  • 1986-12-01 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American pop and R&B singer (Working in the Coal Mine), dies at 61
  • 1986-12-02 John Curtis Gowan, American psychologist (b. 1912)
  • 1986-12-19 V. C. Andrews, American author (Flowers in the Attic), dies of breast cancer at 63
  • 1986-12-24 Gardner Fox, American author (Zatanna), dies at 75
  • 1986-12-30 Era Bell Thompson, American journalist (b. 1905)
  • 1987-01-10 Marion Hutton, American actress and singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra), dies at 67
  • 1987-01-14 Douglas Sirk, German American film director (All That Heaven Allows), dies at 86
  • 1987-01-21 Charles Goodell, American politician (b. 1926)
  • 1987-02-04 Carl Rogers, American psychologist (b. 1902)
  • 1987-02-08 Harriet MacGibbon, American actress, dies of a pulmonary & cardiac failure at 81