United States of America in History (Part 17)

Historical Events

Events 1601 - 1,637 of 1,637


Music awardsMusic Awards

2013-11-24 40th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake
Singer-songwriter
Justin Timberlake
  • 2013-12-12 The United States announces sanctions on the two dozen companies who assisted Iran with their nuclear program
  • 2014-01-14 American journalist David Satter is expelled from Russia
  • 2014-02-02 Super Bowl XLVIII, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ: Seattle Seahawks beat Denver Broncos, 42-8; MVP: Malcolm Smith, Seattle, LB

Film release premierFilm Premier

2014-03-13 "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", directed by Joe Johnston, starring Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson, premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2014-04-21 118th Boston Marathon: American Meb Keflezighi men's champion in 2:08:37; Rita Jeptoo of Kenya wins her 2nd women's title in 2:18:57
  • 2014-08-10 Unrest breaks out in Ferguson, Missouri after the death of African American Michael Brown by a policeman.
  • 2014-09-14 The United States defeats Serbia 129-92 to win the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup
  • 2014-10-15 MLB American League Championship: Kansas City Royals beat Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 0
  • 2014-10-19 A working human intestine is generated in a laboratory from stem cells in the United States
  • 2014-11-04 Tim Scott becomes the first African-American Senator in the south since the Reconstruction

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014-11-08 Mikhail Gorbachev warns that tensions between America and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new Cold War

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 2014-11-09 United States lead air strikes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul against Islamic State (IS)
  • 2014-11-09 Asia-Pacific countries, including China and the United States, announce plans to co-operate more closely in the fight against corruption

Music awardsMusic Awards

2014-11-23 41st American Music Awards: One Direction, Sam Smith and Katy Perry win

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
Singer Harry Styles
Singer
Harry Styles
Singer-songwriter Zayn Malik
Singer-songwriter
Zayn Malik

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014-12-02 Comedian Bill Cosby resigns from the board of trustees of an American university following renewed sexual assault allegations

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

2015-04-23 Loretta Lynch is confirmed as the first African-American woman as US Attorney-General, succeeding Eric Holder

82nd Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder
82nd Attorney General of the United States
Eric Holder
  • 2015-05-02 141st Kentucky Derby: American Pharoah ridden by Victor Espinoza wins
  • 2015-05-16 140th Preakness: Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah wins in 1:58.46
  • 2015-05-31 5th Critics' Choice Television Awards: Silicon Valley wins Best Comedy Series, The Americans win Best Drama Series
  • 2015-06-06 147th Belmont: Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah wins in 2:26.65, 1st horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown
  • 2015-06-22 JAMA Internal Medical Journal announces obese Americans now outnumber those just overweight

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015-06-30 Misty Copeland becomes the 1st African American principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre

Ballet Dancer Misty Copeland
Ballet Dancer
Misty Copeland
  • 2015-07-08 The NFL's Washington Redskins have their trademark vacated on the grounds it may cause offence to native Americans
  • 2015-07-14 86th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 6-3 at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
  • 2015-07-20 British Open Men's Golf, St. Andrews: American Zach Johnson wins in a 4-hole play-off with Australian Marc Leishman & Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015-08-31 President Obama officially re-designates Alaska’s Mt. McKinley as Denali, its native American name

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015-09-24 Pope Francis becomes the 1st pope to address the US Congress. Names Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day as his American heroes.

Pope Pope Francis
Pope
Pope Francis
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015-10-27 American soccer star Abby Wambach announces her retirement

Soccer Player Abby Wambach
Soccer Player
Abby Wambach
  • 2015-11-24 Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder of 17 year old African American Laquan McDonald in 2014
  • 2016-01-13 Record Powerball lottery held in America - $1.6 billion, (3 winning tickets)
  • 2016-01-15 American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan unveils newest exhibit replica skeleton of a Titanosaur dinosaur (found 2010 Argentina), largest known dinosaur at 70 tons, 37m
  • 2016-02-17 Channing Dungey announced new President of ABC Entertainment Group, first African-American to lead a major US broadcast network
  • 2016-06-18 Soyuz capsule returns to Earth 1st British International Space Station astronaut Tim Peake, Russian Yuri Malenchenko and American Timothy Kopra after 186 days
  • 2016-07-06 African American Alton Sterling is shot by Louisiana police in Baton Rouge, while being restrained on the ground, the killing is filmed
  • 2016-07-06 African American Philando Castile is shot by police in St Paul, Minnesota after being pulled over for a broken rear light, killing is filmed
  • 2016-07-07 In Dallas Texas, lone gunman shots and kills five police officers, wounding others during a protest march against fatal police shootings of African Americans

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1601 - 1,700 of 9,878


Person of interestJohn Bardeen

1908-05-23 John Bardeen, American physicist, electrical engineer and co-inventor of the transistor (Nobel 1956, 1972), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1991)

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen

Person of interestSam Giancana

1908-06-15 Sam Giancana, American mafioso, born in Chicago, Illinois

Gangster Sam Giancana
Gangster
Sam Giancana
  • 1908-06-18 Nedra Volz, American actress, born in Montrose, Iowa (d. 2003)
  • 1908-06-21 William Frankena, American philosopher, born in Manhattan, Montana (d. 1994)
  • 1908-06-25 Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher and logician in the analytic tradition, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2000)

Person of interestThurgood Marshall

1908-07-02 Thurgood Marshall, 1st African American Supreme Court justice (1967-91), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • 1908-07-03 M. F. K. Fisher, American cook book author, born in Albion, Michigan (d. 1992)
  • 1908-07-03 Robert B. Meyner, American politician (44th Governor of New Jersey), born in Easton, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • 1908-07-07 Revilo P. Oliver, American professor (d. 1994)

Person of interestLouis Jordan

1908-07-08 Louis Jordan, American musician, songwriter and bandleader (Caldonia), born in Brinkley, Arkansas (d. 1975)

Musician Louis Jordan
Musician
Louis Jordan
  • 1908-07-10 Cootie Williams, American jazz trumpeter, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1985)
  • 1908-07-18 Peace Pilgrim [Mildred Lisette Norman], American peace activist, born in Egg Harbor City, New Jersey (d. 1981)

Person of interestMad Dog Coll

1908-07-20 [Vincent] Mad Dog Coll, Irish-American mob hitman, born in Gweedore, Ireland (d. 1932)

Mob Hitman Mad Dog Coll
Mob Hitman
Mad Dog Coll
  • 1908-07-21 Harold "Jug" McSpaden, American golfer, course designer (17 PGA Tour wins), born in Monticello, Kansas (d. 1996)
  • 1908-07-22 Amy Vanderbilt, American authority on etiquette (Complete Book of Etiquette, Complete Cook Book), born in NYC, New York
  • 1908-07-23 Karl Swenson, American actor (Lars Hanson-Little House on the Prairie), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1908-08-06 William "Will" Lee, American actor (They Live by Night, Melody Lane), born in NYC, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1908-08-16 William Maxwell, American novelist and editor (The New Yorker), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1908-08-30 Fred MacMurray, American actor (Double Indemnity, The Apartment, My Three Sons), born in Kankakee, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1908-09-06 Paul Lavalle, American bandleader (Cities Service Band of America), born in Beacon, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1908-09-10 Raymond Harry Warnow Scott, American composer ('The Toy Trumpet'), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1908-09-10 Waldo Wedel, American Archaeologist (d. 1996)
  • 1908-09-29 Eddie Tolan, American athlete (d. 1967)
  • 1908-10-06 Carole Lombard [Jane Alice Peters], American actress (My Man Godfrey, In Name Only), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 1942)
  • 1908-10-09 Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (Night in Manhattan), born in Fort Gibson, Oklahoma (d. 1975)
  • 1908-10-12 Paul Engle, American poet and writer (Worm Earth, American Song), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 1991)
  • 1908-10-14 Ruth Hale, American playwright and actress, born in Granger, Utah (d. 2003)
  • 1908-10-22 John Gould, American humorist, essayist, and columnist (d. 2003)
  • 1908-10-27 Lee Krasner, American abstract expressionist painter, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1908-11-04 Stanley Cortez, American cinematographer (Magnificent Ambersons), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1908-11-08 Martha Gellhorn, American novelist and journalist (one of the first female war correspondents), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)
  • 1908-11-13 C. Vann Woodward, American historian and educator, born in Vanndale, Arkansas (d. 1999)
  • 1908-11-21 Elizabeth George Speare, American author (The Witch of Blackbird Pond), born in Melrose, Massachusetts (d. 1994)
  • 1908-11-23 Nelson S. Bond, American sci-fi writer (d. 2006)
  • 1908-12-14 Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor, born in San Franciso, California (d. 1996) probable date
  • 1908-12-20 Dennis Morgan, American actor (Kitty Foyle), born in Prentice, Wisconsin (d. 1994)
  • 1908-12-25 Zora Arkus-Duntov, Belgian-American automotive engineer (d. 1996)
  • 1909-01-01 Dana Andrews, American actor (Battle of the Bulge, Laura), born in Covington County, Mississippi (d. 1992)
  • 1909-01-08 Evelyn Wood, American educator (d. 1995)
  • 1909-01-09 Herva Nelli, Italian-born American soprano, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1909-02-01 George Beverly Shea, American gospel singer, born in Winchester, Ontario
  • 1909-02-11 Max Baer, American heavyweight boxing champion (1934-35), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1959)
  • 1909-02-16 Jeffrey Lynn [Ragnar Godfrey Lind], American actor (Four Daughters, Roaring Twenties), born in Auburn, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1909-02-16 Richard McDonald, American fast food pioneer (d. 1998)
  • 1909-03-09 Derk Bodde, American sinologist and historian of China, born in Marshfield, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • 1909-03-18 Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (d. 2007)

Person of interestClyde Barrow

1909-03-24 Clyde Barrow, American bank robber (of Bonnie & Clyde fame), born in Ellis County, Texas (d. 1934)

Bank Robber Clyde Barrow
Bank Robber
Clyde Barrow
  • 1909-04-06 William M. Branham, American evangelist (d. 1965)
  • 1909-05-06 Loyd Sigmon, American amateur ("ham") radio broadcastor, born in Stigler, Oklahoma (d. 2004)

Person of interestEdwin Land

1909-05-07 Edwin Land, American inventor of instant photography and co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1991)

Scientist and Inventor Edwin Land
Scientist and Inventor
Edwin Land

Person of interestMaybelle Carter

1909-05-10 Maybelle Carter, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Nickelsville, Virginia (d. 1978)

Country Singer Maybelle Carter
Country Singer
Maybelle Carter
  • 1909-05-16 Margaret Sullavan, American actress (Three Comrades, The Shop Around the Corner), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1960)
  • 1909-05-25 Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1970)
  • 1909-06-07 Virginia Apgar, American physician and childbirth specialist, born in Westfield, New Jersey (d. 1974)
  • 1909-07-12 "Curly" Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (The Three Stooges), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • 1909-07-18 Harriet Nelson [Peggy Lou Snyder], American singer and actress (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, Follow the Fleet), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 1994)
  • 1909-07-22 Licia Albanese, American operatic soprano (NY Met Opera), born in Bari, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1909-07-26 Vivian Vance, American actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy), born in Cherryvale, Kansas (d. 1979)
  • 1909-08-04 Saunders Mac Lane, American mathematician (co-founded category theory), born in Taftville, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • 1909-08-09 John Baur, American museum director and author (American Paintings in 19th Century), born in Woodbridge, Connecticut (d. 1987)
  • 1909-08-12 Richard Bare, American director
  • 1909-08-17 Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1985)
  • 1909-08-22 Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (Casablanca), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1909-08-26 Jim Davis, American actor (Dallas), born in Edgerton, Missouri (d. 1981)
  • 1909-09-26 Bill France, Sr., American auto racer (co-founder of NASCAR), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1992)
  • 1909-10-01 Everett Sloane, American actor (Patsy, Citizen Kane, Enforcer), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • 1909-10-07 Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (d. 1983)
  • 1909-10-10 Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2010)
  • 1909-10-14 Dorothy Kingsley, American screenwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1909-10-24 Bill Carr, American athlete (2 Olympic gold 1932), born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (d. 1966)
  • 1909-11-19 Peter Drucker, Austrian-American management theorist, born in Kaasgraben, Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 2005)
  • 1909-11-26 Frances Dee, American actress (Of Human Bondage), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1909-11-27 James Agee, American author (African Queen, Death in Family), born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 1955)
  • 1909-11-30 Robert Nighthawk, American musician (d. 1967)
  • 1909-12-12 Karen Morley, American actress (Scarface), born in Ottumwa, Iowa (d. 2003)
  • 1909-12-19 W.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (d. 2002)
  • 1910-01-05 Hugh Brannum, American actor (Make Room for Daddy, The Fred Waring Show), born in Sandwich, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1910-01-20 Abram Hill, African-American playwright & author (American Negro Theater), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1986)
  • 1910-01-28 Verda Bryant, American author
  • 1910-02-03 Robert Earl Jones, American actor (The Sting, Witness, Sleepaway Camp), born in Senatobia, Mississippi (d. 2006)
  • 1910-02-10 Joyce Grenfell, British actress (Pickwick Papers, Americanization of Emily), born in London, England (d. 1979)
  • 1910-02-27 Ted Horn, American race car driver (d. 1948)
  • 1910-02-27 Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aircraft engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; d. 1990)
  • 1910-03-03 Kittens Reichert [Catherine Alma Reichert], American silent screen child actor [House of Cards, Les Misérables], born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1990)

Person of interestSamuel Barber

1910-03-09 Samuel Barber, American composer (School for Scandal), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber
  • 1910-03-28 Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr., American librarian and director of the Pierpont Morgan Library, born in Greenwich, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 1910-03-28 James "Jimmie" Dodd, American actor (Thundering Trails, Riders of the Rio Grande), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1964)
  • 1910-04-10 Paul Sweezy, American Marxist economist and editor (Monthly Review), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1910-04-22 Norman Steenrod, American mathematician (algebraic topology), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • 1910-04-28 Sam Merwin, Jr., American mystery fiction writer, born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 1996)
  • 1910-05-03 Norman Corwin, American screenwriter for radio drama, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2011)
  • 1910-05-12 Charles B. Fulton, American jurist (d. 1996)
  • 1910-05-23 Margaret Wise Brown, American author (d. 1952)

Person of interestT-Bone Walker

1910-05-28 T-Bone Walker, American blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), born in Linden, Texas (d. 1975)

Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter T-Bone Walker
Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
T-Bone Walker
  • 1910-05-29 Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete, politician (Rep-D-Ill; joint world record 100m, Olympic gold 4x100m relay 1936), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1978)
  • 1910-06-07 Bradford Washburn, American explorer and cartographer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • 1910-06-13 Mary Wickes, American actress (Dennis the Menace, Sister Act), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1910-06-23 Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (Cab Calloway) and session musician, born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 2000)

Person of interestWilliam Hanna

1910-07-14 William Hanna, American animator (Hanna-Barbera, Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo), born in Melrose, New Mexico (d. 2001)

Animator William Hanna
Animator
William Hanna
  • 1910-07-30 Edgar de Evia, Mexican-American photographer, born in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico (d. 2003)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1601 - 1,700 of 4,972

  • 1987-09-16 Howard Moss, American poet, dramatist, and critic (b. 1922)
  • 1987-09-20 Michael Stewart [Myron Stuart Rubin], American playwright (Hello, Dolly!), dies at 63
  • 1987-09-21 Jaco Pastorius, American jazz musician and bass guitarist (Weather Report), dies at 35

Person of interestWalter Houser Brattain

1987-10-13 Walter Houser Brattain, American physicist (transistors, Nobel 1956), dies at 85

  • 1987-11-25 Harold Washington, 1st African American mayor of Chicago (D, 1983-87), dies at 65
  • 1988-01-03 Joie Chitwood, American racedriver & Daredevil (b. 1912)
  • 1988-01-11 Florence Knapp, American, one-time oldest person in the world (b. 1873)
  • 1988-02-24 Memphis Slim [John Len Chatman] American blues musician ("Every Day I Have the Blues"), dies at 72
  • 1988-03-12 Billie Rhodes, American silent film actress, dies at 93
  • 1988-04-28 B. W. Stevenson, American country singer, dies at 38
  • 1988-05-01 Carroll Righter, American columnist and astrologer to the stars, dies prostate cancer at 88
  • 1988-05-05 Michael Shaara, American author (Killer angels), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 1988-06-07 Vernon Washington, American actor (Roots, The Last Starfighter, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning), dies at 60
  • 1988-06-19 Gladys Spellman, American. Congresswoman (b. 1918)
  • 1988-06-22 Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, dies of a drug overdose at 43
  • 1988-07-08 Ray Barbuti, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 400m relay 1928), dies at 83
  • 1988-07-11 Milton Krims, American screenwriter (Prince of Foxes), dies at 84
  • 1988-07-27 Frank Zamboni, American inventor (b. 1901)
  • 1988-08-02 Joe Carcione, American consumer advocate (The Green Grocer), dies at 73
  • 1988-08-14 Roy Buchanan, American blues guitarist, dies at 48
  • 1988-08-21 Ray Eames, American designer and filmmaker, dies at 75
  • 1988-09-11 John Sylvester White, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 1988-09-21 Glenn Robert Davis, American politician, dies at 73
  • 1988-10-19 Son House, American musician (b. 1902)
  • 1988-10-30 T. Hee, American animator (b. 1911)
  • 1988-12-06 Roy Orbison, American musician (Pretty Woman), dies of a massive heart attack at 52
  • 1988-12-12 Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano, American Mafia figure (b. 1917)
  • 1988-12-16 Sylvester [James Jr], American singer-songwriter (Do Ya Wanna Funk), dies of complications from HIV and AIDS at 41

Person of interestMax Robinson

1988-12-20 Max Robinson, 1st African American network TV anchor (ABC), dies of AIDS at 49

1st African-American Network TV Anchor Max Robinson
1st African-American Network TV Anchor
Max Robinson
  • 1988-12-21 Bob Steele [Robert Adrian Bradbury], American actor (Monogram, Supreme, Tiffany), dies of Emphysema at 60
  • 1988-12-26 Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (b. 1907)
  • 1989-01-10 Herbert Morrison, American radio reporter (b. 1905)
  • 1989-01-21 Billy [Dorothy] Tipton, American jazz pianist/saxophonist/bandleader, dies at 74
  • 1989-02-01 Elaine de Kooning, American artist (b. 1918)
  • 1989-02-03 John Cassavetes, Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter (Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby), dies at 59
  • 1989-02-03 Glenna Collett-Vare, American golfer (6-time US Amateur champion), dies at 85
  • 1989-02-13 Wayne Hays, American politician (b. 1911)
  • 1989-02-14 James Bond, American ornithologist (b. 1900)
  • 1989-02-22 Joan Woodbury, American actress (Super Sleuth, Northwest Trail), dies at 73

Person of interestTiny Grimes

1989-03-04 Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), dies of meningitis at 72

Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes
Jazz Guitarist
Tiny Grimes
  • 1989-03-10 Doc Green, American singer (The Drifters), dies at 54
  • 1989-03-11 James Kee, American politician (b. 1917)
  • 1989-03-11 John J. McCloy, United States Secretary of War (b. 1895)
  • 1989-04-15 Nesuhi Ertegün, Turkish–American record producer & executive, dies at 71
  • 1989-05-10 Woody Shaw, American jazz musician (b. 1944)
  • 1989-05-29 John Cipollina, American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service), dies from a longterm illness at 45
  • 1989-06-12 Lou Monte, American singer (Peppino the Italian Mouse), dies at 72
  • 1989-06-18 I. F. Stone, American journalist (b. 1907)
  • 1989-07-02 Franklin Schaffner, American film director (b. 1920)
  • 1989-07-23 Donald Barthelme, American author (b. 1931)
  • 1989-07-25 Steve Rubell, American night club owner (b. 1943)
  • 1989-07-30 Lane Frost, American bull rider, dies from injuries sustained by being gored by a bull at 25

Person of interestWilliam Shockley

1989-08-12 William Shockley, American physicist who helped invent the transistor (1956 Nobel), who was also known for his racist eugenics views, dies of prostate cancer at 79

Physicist William Shockley
Physicist
William Shockley
  • 1989-08-16 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Gunsmoke), dies at 60
  • 1989-08-30 Seymour Krim, American journalist, essayist, and literary critic (b. 1922)
  • 1989-09-01 Tadeusz Sendzimir, American inventor (b. 1894)
  • 1989-09-15 Robert Penn Warren, American poet and novelist (All the King's Men, Pulitzer 1946), dies at 84
  • 1989-09-19 Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (b. 1923)
  • 1989-09-20 Richie Ginther, American racing driver, dies from a heart attack at 59

Person of interestIrving Berlin

1989-09-22 Irving Berlin [Israel Isidore Baline], American composer and lyricist considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history (God Bless America, White Xmas), dies at 101

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin
  • 1989-09-29 August A. "Gussie" Busch, American brewing magnate and baseball owner (St Louis Cards), dies at 90
  • 1989-10-03 Del Wool [Adelaide Hazelwood], American country musician, dies at 69
  • 1989-10-04 Secretariat, American thoroughbred race horse (Triple Crown 1973), dies at 19
  • 1989-10-09 Penny Lernoux, American journalist and author (b. 1940)
  • 1989-10-11 M. King Hubbert, American geologist and geophysicist, dies at 86
  • 1989-10-12 Jay Ward, American cartoonist (Rocky & His Friends, Bullwinkle), dies of kidney cancer at 69
  • 1989-10-23 Armida, Mexican-American stage, vaudeville and film actress (b. 1911)
  • 1989-10-26 Charles J. Pedersen, American biochemist (Nobel 1987), dies at 85
  • 1989-11-17 Gus Farace, American gangster (b. 1960)
  • 1989-11-22 C. C. Beck, American cartoonist (b. 1910)
  • 1989-11-25 Alva R. Fitch, American World War II and Korean soldier (b. 1907)
  • 1989-12-06 John Payne, American actor (The Restless Gun, Miracle on 34th Street), dies aged 77
  • 1989-12-11 Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American fashion photographer, dies at 94
  • 1990-01-03 Arthur Gold, American pianist, half of Gold and Fizdale duo (b. 1917)
  • 1990-01-04 Harold Edgerton, American electrical engineer (b. 1903)
  • 1990-01-18 Rusty Hamer, American actor (Rusty-Make Room for Daddy), dies at 52
  • 1990-01-24 Madge Bellamy, American actress, dies of heart failure at 90
  • 1990-01-26 Lewis Mumford, American historian (b. 1895)
  • 1990-02-08 Del Shannon, American rock musician and songwriter (Runaway), commits suicide at 55

Person of interestKeith Haring

1990-02-16 Keith Haring, American graffiti artist (brilliant baby), dies of AIDS at 31

Artist & Social Activist Keith Haring
Artist & Social Activist
Keith Haring
  • 1990-02-27 Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (b. 1903)
  • 1990-03-05 Gary Merrill, American actor (Young Dr Kildare, All About Eve), dies of a lung cancer at 74
  • 1990-03-13 Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian-American psycho-analyst (Uses of Enchantment), commits suicide at 86
  • 1990-03-19 Andrew Wood, American singer (Mother Love Bone) (b. 1966)
  • 1990-04-14 Thurston Harris, American pop vocalist (The Sharps, Little Bitty Pretty One), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1990-04-29 Floyd Butler, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), dies at 52
  • 1990-05-04 Don Appell, American writer and director, dies at 70
  • 1990-05-09 Pauline Frederick, American journalist & author, dies at 84
  • 1990-05-27 Robert B. Meyner, American politician (44th Governor of New Jersey), dies at 81
  • 1990-06-03 Stiv Bators, American musician (The Dead Boys) (b. 1949)
  • 1990-07-06 Nathaniel Wyeth, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle), dies at 78
  • 1990-08-02 Norman Mclean, American writer (b. 1902)
  • 1990-08-12 B. Kliban, American cartoonist known for his drawings of cats, usually with horrible puns (Love to Eat Them Mousies), dies at 55

Person of interestStevie Ray Vaughan

1990-08-27 Stevie Ray Vaughan, American guitarist (Sky is Crying, Texas Flood), dies in a helicopter crash at 35

Musician, Singer and Songwriter Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician, Singer and Songwriter
Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • 1990-10-03 Eleanor Steber, eminent American soprano dies in Langhorne, PA
  • 1990-10-10 Tom Murton, American penologist (b. 1928)
  • 1990-10-16 Jorge Bolet, Cuban-born American pianist known for his performances of the work of Franz Liszt, dies at 75
  • 1990-11-12 Eve Arden, American actress (Our Miss Brooks), dies at 82
  • 1990-11-15 Alydar, American racehorse (b. 1975)

Person of interestRobert Hofstadter

1990-11-17 Robert Hofstadter, American atomic physicist and Nobel laureate (electron scattering in atomic nuclei), dies at 75