United States of America in History (Part 18)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 10,105

  • 1910-06-18 E G Marshall [Everett Eugene Grunz], American actor (12 Angry Men, The Defenders), born in Owatonna Minnesota (d. 1998)
  • 1910-06-23 Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (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
William Hanna
  • 1910-07-30 Edgar de Evia, American photographer (d. 2003)
  • 1910-08-01 Walter Scharf, American composer (d. 2003)
  • 1910-08-04 Anita Page, American silent screen actress (Our Dancing Daughters), born in Flushing, Queens (d. 2008)
  • 1910-08-04 Hedda Sterne, Romanian born American artist , born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2011)

Person of interestJane Wyatt

1910-08-12 Jane Wyatt, American actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek), born in Mahwah, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Actress Jane Wyatt
Jane Wyatt
  • 1910-09-03 Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2007)
  • 1910-09-18 Leon Stein, American composer, born in Chicago (d. 2002)
  • 1910-10-07 Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (d. 1986)
  • 1910-10-08 Kirk Alyn [John Feggo Jr], American actor (Superman), born in Oxford, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1910-10-08 Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party, born in Cherry Township, Minnesota (d. 2000)
  • 1910-10-12 Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator, born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1910-10-12 Bob Sheppard, New York Yankees and New York Giants announcer, born in Richmond Hill, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1910-10-23 Hayden Rorke, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie, When Worlds Collide), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1910-10-25 William Higinbotham, American physicist (member of team who developed first nuclear bomb), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1994)

Person of interestRaemer Schreiber

1910-11-11 Raemer Schreiber, American physicist (Manhattan Project) who helped develop the first atomic bomb during World War II and prepared the Fat Man bomb that was used in the bombing of Nagasaki, born in McMinnville, Oregon (d. 1998)

Physicist Raemer Schreiber
Raemer Schreiber
  • 1910-11-13 William Bradford Huie, American writer and publisher, born in Hartselle, Alabama (d. 1986)
  • 1910-12-02 Russell Lynes, American art historian, photographer, author and managing editor of Harper's Magazine (d. 1991)
  • 1910-12-07 Louis Prima, New Orleans Luisiana, American musician (That Old Black Magic)
  • 1910-12-15 John H. Hammond, music producer, critic and activist, discovered Billie Holiday, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1910-12-17 Sy Oliver, American jazz arranger and bandleader (d. 1988)
  • 1910-12-18 Abe Burrows, American Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1910-12-27 Charles Olson, American poet (d. 1970)
  • 1911-01-06 Joey Adams [Joseph Abramowitz], American comedian, actor and columnist (ABC's Back That Fact), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1952)
  • 1911-01-18 Danny Kaye [David Daniel Kaminski], American comedian and actor (Danny Kaye Show, White Christmas), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1911-01-30 Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)
  • 1911-02-09 William Darby, American WWII Army officer (d. 1945)
  • 1911-02-12 Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (d. 1968)

Person of interestTennessee Williams

1911-03-26 Tennessee Williams, American playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), born in Columbus, Mississippi (d. 1983)

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams
  • 1911-03-26 T. Hee, American animator (d. 1988)
  • 1911-04-02 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1911-04-03 Stanislawa Walasiewicz [Stella Walsh], Polish-born American sprinter (Olympic gold 1932), born in Wierzchownia (d. 1980)
  • 1911-04-21 Leonard Warren, American baritone (Met-1939-60) who died on stage, born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • 1911-04-21 Ivan Combe, American inventor (d. 2000)
  • 1911-04-28 Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (d. 1999)

Person of interestRobert Johnson

1911-05-08 Robert Johnson, American blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singers), born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi (d. 1938)

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson
Singer and guitarist
Robert Johnson
  • 1911-05-10 Bel Kaufman, American author (Up the Down Staircase), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1911-05-13 Robert Middleton, American film and TV actor (Barney-Monroes), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1911-05-20 Gardner Fox, American sci-fi author (Atom, Hawkman, Zatanna), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1911-05-26 Ben Alexander, American actor (Dragnet, All Quiet on the Western Front), born in Goldfield, Nevada (d. 1969)
  • 1911-06-26 Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American all-round athlete (10 LPGA majors, Olympic gold medals 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1956)
  • 1911-06-29 Bernard Herrmann, American composer (The Devil and Daniel Webster, Taxi Driver), born in NYC, New York
  • 1911-06-30 Czeslaw Milosz, Polish-American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980)
  • 1911-07-06 Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), born in Mound, Minnesota (d. 1967)
  • 1911-07-09 John A. Wheeler, American physicist (d. 2008)

Person of interestGinger Rogers

1911-07-16 Ginger Rogers [Virginia McMath], American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Kitty Foyle), born in Independence, Missouri (d. 1995)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • 1911-07-29 Iakovos, Archbishop of America (d. 2005)
  • 1911-08-01 Jackie Ormes, American cartoonist (d. 1985)

Person of interestLucille Ball

1911-08-06 Lucille Ball, American comedienne and actress (I Love Lucy, Mame), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1989)

Actress and Comedian Lucille Ball
Actress and Comedian
Lucille Ball
  • 1911-08-09 Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer (d. 2001)
  • 1911-08-14 Ethel Lois Payne, American civil rights journalist and "1st Lady of the Black Press", born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1911-09-02 Romare Bearden, African American painter (d. 1988)
  • 1911-09-03 Bernard Mammes, American cyclist (d. 2000)
  • 1911-09-09 Paul Goodman, American poet and writer (d. 1972)
  • 1911-09-15 Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-born American golf entrepreneur (d. 2000)
  • 1911-09-23 Frank Moss, United States Senator from Utah (d. 2003)
  • 1911-10-02 Jack Finney, American author (d. 1995)
  • 1911-10-09 Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (d. 2006)
  • 1911-10-12 Maribel Vinson, American figure skater (9 time US National Champion), born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • 1911-10-24 Nathaniel Wyeth, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle)
  • 1911-10-30 Ruth Hussey, American actress (Another Thin Man), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2005)
  • 1911-11-01 Donald William Kerst, American Physicist who developed the betatron (device to accelerate electron beams), born in Madison, Wisconsin

Person of interestBroderick Crawford

1911-12-09 Broderick Crawford, American actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)

  • 1911-12-14 Hans von Ohain, German-American aerospace engineer (d. 1998)
  • 1911-12-15 Nicholas P. Dallis, American psychiatrist and comic strip writer (d. 1991)
  • 1911-12-23 James Gregory, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Barney Miller), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1912-01-20 Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (d. 1970)
  • 1912-01-30 Francis Schaeffer, American Evangelical theologian and pastor (d. 1984)
  • 1912-02-04 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1993)
  • 1912-02-17 Alice "Andre" Norton, American sci-fi author (The Time Traders, The Zero Stone), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • 1912-02-19 Saul Chaplin, American composer (d. 1997)
  • 1912-03-04 Carl Marzani, Italian-born American leftwing political activist, publisher and documentarian, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1912-03-14 Les Brown, American big band leader (His Band of Renown - "Sentimental Journey"), born in Reinerton, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)

Person of interestLightnin Hopkins

1912-03-15 Lightnin' [Sam] Hopkins, American blues musician (Ball of Twine), born in Centerville, Texas (d. 1982)

Blues Singer Lightnin Hopkins
Blues Singer
Lightnin Hopkins
  • 1912-03-22 Karl Malden [Mladen George Sekulovich], American actor (Streets of San Francisco, American Express, A Streetcar Named Desire), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)

Person of interestDorothy Height

1912-03-24 Dorothy Height, American civil rights and women's rights activist (National Council of Negro Women), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2010)

Women's and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Women's and Civil Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • 1912-04-12 Walter "Walt" Gorney, American character actor (Friday the 13th, Trading Places), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2004)
  • 1912-04-16 John Halas, Hungarian-American cartoonist and animator (Animal Farm), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1912-04-16 Garth Williams, American illustrator (Charlotte's Web), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1912-04-16 Catherine Scorsese [Cappa], Italian-American actress (The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Cape Fear), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1912-04-19 Glenn T Seaborg, American chemist (AEC, Plutonium, Nobel 1951)
  • 1912-05-03 Virgil Fox, American organist, born in Princeton, Illinois (d. 1980)
  • 1912-05-11 Phil Silvers, American comedian (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1912-05-13 Judah Nadich, American rabbi (d. 2007)
  • 1912-05-21 John Curtis Gowan, American psychologist (d. 1986)
  • 1912-05-23 John Payne, American actor (The Restless Gun, Miracle on 34th Street), born in Roanoke, Virginia (d. 1989)

Person of interestSam Snead

1912-05-27 Sam Snead, American golfer (PGA-1963, 65, 67, 70, 72, 73), born in Ashwood, Virginia (d. 2002)

Golfer Sam Snead
Sam Snead
  • 1912-06-05 Dean Amadon, American ornithologist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • 1912-06-08 Harry Holtzman, American abstract artist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1912-06-19 Jerry Jerome, American saxophonist (Words & Music), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1912-06-19 Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (d. 2005)
  • 1912-07-01 Sally Kirkland, American fashion editor (d. 1989)
  • 1912-07-31 Irv Kupcinet, TV host (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1912-08-02 Ann Dvorak [McKim], American actress (G Men, Life of Her Own, Scarface), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1912-08-04 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1912-08-23 Gene Kelly, American dancer and actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1912-09-05 Frank Thomas, American animator, born in Fresno, California (d. 2004)
  • 1912-09-22 Martha Scott, American actress (The Ten Commandments, Our Town, Ben-Hur), born in Jamesport, Missouri (d. 2003)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1701 - 1,800 of 5,029

  • 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 singer (b. 1931)
  • 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, pioneering American journalist and author, dies at 84
  • 1990-05-27 Robert B. Meyner, American politician (b. 1908)
  • 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
  • 1990-07-27 Bobby Day, American singer (b. 1928)
  • 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-American classical pianist (b. 1914)
  • 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

  • 1990-11-24 Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer during the Great Depression, dies at 80

Person of interestAaron Copland

1990-12-02 Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid, Fanfare for Common Man), dies at 90

Composer Aaron Copland
Aaron Copland
  • 1990-12-16 Douglas Campbell, American aviator and World War I flying ace, dies at 94
  • 1990-12-21 Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aeronautical engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; b. 1910)

Person of interestCarl David Anderson

1991-01-11 Carl David Anderson, American physicist, Nobel laureate, dies at 85

Nobel Laureat Physicist Carl David Anderson
Nobel Laureat Physicist
Carl David Anderson

Person of interestJohn Bardeen

1991-01-30 John Bardeen, American physicist, electrical engineer and co-inventor of the transistor (Nobel 1956, 1972), dies of heart disease at 82

Physicist and Electrical Engineer John Bardeen
Physicist and Electrical Engineer
John Bardeen
  • 1991-01-30 Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (b. 1907)
  • 1991-02-01 Carol Dempster, actress (Sally of Sawdust, America), dies at 89
  • 1991-02-03 Harry Ackerman, American TV executive producer (b. 1912)
  • 1991-02-07 John Steinbeck IV, American author and journalist
  • 1991-02-09 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, dies at 59
  • 1991-02-11 Robert W. Holley, American biochemist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1922)
  • 1991-02-26 Slim Gaillard [Bulee], American Jazz singer/songwriter, dies at 75
  • 1991-02-28 Wassily Hoeffding, American statistician (b. 1914)

Person of interestCool Papa Bell

1991-03-07 James "Cool Papa" Bell, American baseball center fielder in Negro league baseball, considered by many to have been one of the fastest men ever to play the game, dies at 87

Baseball player Cool Papa Bell
Baseball player
Cool Papa Bell
  • 1991-03-14 Doc Pomus [Jerome Solon Felder], American blues singer and songwriter ("Save Last Dance for Me"), dies at 65
  • 1991-03-21 Leo Fender, American inventor (Fender guitar), dies at 81
  • 1991-03-22 Dave Guard, American folk singer (The Kingston Trio), dies of cancer at 56
  • 1991-04-04 Forrest Towns, American hurdler (b. 1914)
  • 1991-04-15 Martin Ashe, American actor, dies at 81
  • 1991-04-23 Johnny Thunders, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 1991-04-26 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (b. 1904)
  • 1991-04-28 Ken Curtis, American actor (Festus - Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • 1991-04-28 Steve Broidy, American motion picture executive (b. 1905)
  • 1991-05-15 Reno Browne, American Western actress, dies at 70
  • 1991-05-28 Ethel Lois Payne, American journalist (Chic Defender), dies at 79
  • 1991-06-03 Thomas C Lasorda, American artist and son of Los Angeles Dodgers manager, dies of pneumonia at 33
  • 1991-06-15 Happy Chandler, American politician and Commissioner of Baseball (b. 1898)
  • 1991-06-24 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (b. 1917)
  • 1991-06-27 Milton Subotsky, American screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 1991-07-01 Michael Landon, American actor (Bonanza, Highway to Heaven), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1991-07-15 Bert Convy, American actor and game show host (Tattletales), dies at 57
  • 1991-08-02 Helen Page Camp, American actress, dies at 60
  • 1991-08-08 Julissa Gomez, American gymnast (b. 1972)
  • 1991-08-11 J. D. McDuffie, American NASCAR driver (b. 1939)

Person of interestFrank Capra

1991-09-03 Frank Capra, American film director (It's a Wonderful Life), dies at 94

Film Director Frank Capra
Film Director
Frank Capra
  • 1991-09-06 Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, American serial killer (claimed to have murdered over 100 people), executed in the electric chair at 58
  • 1991-09-14 Russell Lynes, American art historian and magazine editor (b. 1910)
  • 1991-09-26 Billy Vaughn, American singer and bandleader (Sail Along Sil'vry Moon), dies of cancer at 72
  • 1991-10-11 Steven Jesse Bernstein, American underground poet (suicide) (b. 1950)
  • 1991-10-28 Lydia Hodson Copeland, America's Jr Miss (1972), dies at 37
  • 1991-10-31 Gene Anderson, American professional wrestler (b. 1933)
  • 1991-11-02 Mort Shuman, American singer songwriter (Viva Las Vegas), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1991-11-05 Fred MacMurray, American actor (Double Indemnity, The Apartment, My Three Sons), dies of pneumonia at 83

Person of interestGene Tierney

1991-11-06 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Leave Her to Heaven, The Razor's Edge), dies of emphysema at 70

Actress Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney
  • 1991-11-10 William Afflis, American professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • 1991-11-26 Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft; b. 1908)
  • 1991-12-05 Robert Karvelas, American actor (Get Smart), dies at 70
  • 1991-12-10 Greta Kempton, American artist (b. 1901)
  • 1991-12-19 Joe Cole, American rock music roadie (b. 1961)
  • 1992-01-24 Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (b. 1950)
  • 1992-01-25 John Touchstone, American actor (Across Five Aprils), dies of cirrhosis at 59
  • 1992-01-29 Willie Dixon, American blues musician ("Backdoor Man"), dies at 76
  • 1992-02-02 Bert Parks, [Jacobson], TV host (Miss America), dies at 77
  • 1992-03-21 Natalie Sleeth, American composer (b. 1930)
  • 1992-03-25 Nancy Walker, American actress (Rhoda, McMillan & Wife), dies of cancer at 69
  • 1992-04-02 Paula Kelly, American big band singer, dies at 72
  • 1992-04-04 Arthur Russell, American cellist (b. 1951)
  • 1992-04-08 Nelson Olmsted [or Olmstead], American voice actor (Sleep No More) dies at 78
  • 1992-04-09 Ruth Hammond, American Broadway actress, dies in her sleep at 96
  • 1992-04-16 Neville Brand, American soldier and actor (DOA, Love Me Tender), dies of emphysema at 71
  • 1992-04-20 Johnny Shines, American delta blues singer/guitarist, dies at 76
  • 1992-04-28 Iceberg Slim (a.k.a. Robert Beck), African-American writer, dies at 73
  • 1992-05-01 Sharon Redd, American house music and urban contemporary singer (b. 1945)
  • 1992-05-10 Sylvia Syms [Blagman], American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Flower Drum Song), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 1992-05-12 Lenny Montana, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 1992-05-18 Skip Stephenson, American comedian (Real People), dies of heart attack at 52
  • 1992-05-20 Roger Keith Coleman, American murder who protested his innocence, is executed at 33
  • 1992-05-27 Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (b. 1890)
  • 1992-06-07 Bill France, Sr., American racing car driver and co-founder of NASCAR, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 82
  • 1992-06-10 Zak Hern├índez, American soldier (b. 1973)
  • 1992-07-09 Eric Sevareid, American reporter (b. 1912)
  • 1992-08-14 Flora Benson, American wife of Ezra Taft Benson, President of the Mormon Church, dies at 91
  • 1992-08-15 Evelyn Wesler Zemel, US author (American Glass Animals), dies
  • 1992-08-19 Donald William Kerst, American Physicist who developed the betatron, dies of a brain tumor at 80
  • 1992-08-26 Arthur Leigh Allen, American suspected murderer (b. 1933)
  • 1992-10-05 Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations), dies of lung cancer at 52
  • 1992-10-07 Allan Bloom, author (Closing of the American Mind), dies at 62
  • 1992-10-21 Jim Garrison, American attorney (b. 1921)