United States of America in History (Part 18)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 9,753

  • 1910-10-12 Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator, born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 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)

Raemer SchreiberRaemer Schreiber (1910-1998)

1910-11-11 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

  • 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, American jazz and pop singer, trumpeter, and bandleader ("That Old Black Magic"; "Oh, Marie"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1978)
  • 1910-12-15 John H. Hammond, American music producer, talent scout, promoter, and activist, "discovered" Billie Holiday, Teddy Wilson, Count Basie, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1910-12-17 (Melvin) "Sy" Oliver, American jazz arranger, songwriter (Jimmie Lunceford; Tommy Dorsey - "Yes, Indeed!"), and bandleader, born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 1988) [1]
  • 1910-12-18 Abe Burrows [Borowitz], American Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning songwriter, composer and writer (Guys and Dolls), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1985)
  • 1910-12-27 Charles Olson, American poet (The Maximus Poems), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (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. 1999)
  • 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)
  • 1911-03-26 T. Hee, American animator (Dance of the Hours - Fantasia), born in Oklahoma (d. 1988)

Tennessee WilliamsTennessee Williams (1911-1983)

1911-03-26 American playwright (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), born in Columbus, Mississippi

  • 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-American athlete (Olympic gold 100m 1932), born in Wierzchownia, Poland (d. 1980)
  • 1911-04-21 Ivan Combe, American inventor of personal care products (Clearasil), born in Fremont, Iowa (d. 2000)
  • 1911-04-21 Leonard Warren [Warenoff], American baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1939-60) who died on stage, born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 1960)
  • 1911-04-28 Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (The Phantom), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1999)

Robert JohnsonRobert Johnson (1911-1938)

1911-05-08 American blues singer-songwriter, and guitarist (King of Delta Blues Singers), born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi

  • 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)

Babe Didrikson ZahariasBabe Didrikson Zaharias (1911-1956)

1911-06-26 American all-round athlete (10 LPGA major titles, Olympic gold 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), born in Port Arthur, Texas

  • 1911-06-29 Bernard Herrmann, American film score composer (Citizen Kane; Psycho; Taxi Driver), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1911-06-30 Czesław Miłosz, Polish-American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980), born in Szetejnie, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 2004)
  • 1911-07-06 LaVerne Andrews, American pop and swing jazz singer (The Andrews Sisters - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"; "Rum and Coca-Cola"), born in Mound, Minnesota (d. 1967)
  • 1911-07-09 John Archibald Wheeler, American physicist (first American involved in the theoretical development of the atomic bomb), born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2008)
  • 1911-07-10 (Charles) "Cootie" Williams, American jazz, jump-blues, and R&B trumpeter (Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1929-40 & 1962-74), born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1985)

Ginger RogersGinger Rogers (1911-1995)

1911-07-16 American vaudeville, stage and screen dancer, singer (Top Hat), and Academy Award-winning actress (Kitty Foyle; Stage Door), born in Independence, Missouri

  • 1911-07-29 Iakovos, Archbishop of North and South America (Greek Orthodox), born in Agios Theodoros, island of Imvros, Ottoman Empire (d. 2005)
  • 1911-08-01 Jackie Ormes, African-American cartoonist (Torchy Brown), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1985)

Lucille BallLucille Ball (1911-1989)

1911-08-06 American comedienne and actress (I Love Lucy; Mame), born in Jamestown, New York

  • 1911-08-09 Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer, born in Hillsboro, Mississippi (d. 2001)
  • 1911-08-14 Ethel Lois Payne, American civil rights journalist and "1st Lady of the Black Press", born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1911-09-02 Romare Bearden, African American painter (d. 1988)
  • 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 sci-fi and thriller author (The Body Snatchers, Time and Again), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1995)
  • 1911-10-09 Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (Pulitzer Prize-Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2006)
  • 1911-10-12 Maribel Vinson, American figure skater (9 time US National Champion) and coach, born in Winchester, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • 1911-10-24 Nathaniel Wyeth, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle), born in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • 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 (d. 1992)

Broderick CrawfordBroderick Crawford (1911-1986)

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

  • 1911-12-14 Hans von Ohain, German-American aerospace engineer, born in Dessau, Duchy of Anhalt German Empire (d. 1998)
  • 1911-12-15 Nicholas P. Dallis, American psychiatrist and comic strip writer (Rex Morgan, M.D.), born in NYC, New York (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 (owner Detroit Tigers 1952-56), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1970)
  • 1912-01-30 Francis Schaeffer, American Evangelical theologian and pastor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (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 [Kaplan], American Oscar Award-winning stage, and screen composer, arranger, and orchestrator (An American in Paris; "The Anniversary Song"), born in Brooklyn, NYC (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)

Lightnin HopkinsLightnin Hopkins (1912-1982)

1912-03-15 American blues musician (Ball of Twine), born in Centerville, Texas

  • 1912-03-22 Agnes Martin, Canadian-American abstract painter, born in Macklin, Saskatchewan (d. 2004)
  • 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)

Dorothy HeightDorothy Height (1912-2010)

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

  • 1912-04-12 Walter "Walt" Gorney, American character actor (Friday the 13th; Trading Places), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2004)
  • 1912-04-16 Catherine Scorsese [Cappa], Italian-American actress (The King of Comedy, Goodfellas, Cape Fear), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1912-04-16 Garth Williams, American illustrator (Charlotte's Web), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1912-04-16 John Halas, Hungarian-American cartoonist and animator (Animal Farm), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1995)
  • 1912-04-19 Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist (AEC, Plutonium, Nobel 1951), born in Ishpeming, Michigan (d. 1999)
  • 1912-05-03 Virgil Fox, American organist, born in Princeton, Illinois (d. 1980)

Phil SilversPhil Silvers (1912-1985)

1912-05-11 American comedian and actor (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)

Sam SneadSam Snead (1912-2002)

1912-05-27 American golfer (7 PGA Tour major titles; US Masters 1949, 52, 54), born in Ashwood, Virginia

  • 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 jazz and big band tenor saxophonist (Words & Music), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1912-06-19 Virginia MacWatters, American broadway and operatic soprano, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • 1912-07-01 Sally Kirkland, American fashion editor (Vogue magazine) and manager (Lord & Taylor), born in El Reno, Canadian County, Oklahoma (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)

Gene KellyGene Kelly (1912-1996)

1912-08-23 American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and film director (An American in Paris; On The Town; Singin' in the Rain), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 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)
  • 1912-09-23 Tony Smith, American sculptor (d. 1980)
  • 1912-10-22 Frances Drake [Dean], American actress (Mad Love, The Invisible Ray), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1912-10-31 Ollie Johnston, American animator and the last living member of Disney's Nine Old Men, born in Palo Alto, California (d. 2008)
  • 1912-11-08 June Havoc [Ellen Evangeline Hovick], Canadian-born American stage and screen actress, born in Vancouver, British Columbia (d. 2010)
  • 1912-11-11 Thomas C. Mann, American diplomat (U.S. Ambassador to Mexico), born in Laredo, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1912-11-14 Barbara Hutton 'poor little rich girl', American heiress (Woolworth fortune), born in New York City (d. 1979)
  • 1912-11-22 Doris Duke, American heiress (American Tobacco Company), philanthropist (Independent Aid; Doris Duke Foundation), and socialite, born in New York City (d. 1993)
  • 1912-11-23 George O'Hanlon, American actor (Calvin-Life of Riley, George Jetson), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1912-11-29 Viola Smith, American drummer and bandleader (one of the first professional female drummers), born in Mount Calvary, Wisconsin (d. 2020) [1]

Pappy BoyingtonPappy Boyington (1912-1988)

1912-12-04 American combat pilot and US Marine Corps Fighter Ace during World War II, born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

  • 1912-12-15 Ray Eames, American designer and filmmaker, born in Sacramento, California (d. 1988)
  • 1912-12-18 Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American Air Force General during WWII, born in Washington D.C. (d. 2002)

Richard NixonRichard Nixon (1913-1994)

1913-01-09 American politician (37th US President (Republican 1969-74; Vice-President, 1953-61; US Senator from California, 1950-53) and navy veteran, born in Yorba Linda, California


Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1701 - 1,800 of 4,915

  • 1991-03-14 Doc Pomus [Jerome Solon Felder], American blues singer and songwriter (Save the Last Dance for Me), dies at 65
  • 1991-03-21 Leo Fender, American inventor, and electric guitar designer (Telecaster; Stratocaster; Precision Bass), dies from Parkinson's disease complications at 81
  • 1991-03-22 Dave Guard, American singer, songwriter and arranger (Kingston Trio - "Tom Dooley"), dies of cancer at 56
  • 1991-04-09 Forrest Towns, American athlete (Olympic gold 110m hurdles 1936), dies at 77
  • 1991-04-15 Martin Ashe, American actor, dies at 81
  • 1991-04-23 Johnny Thunders [Genzale], American punk rock guitarist (New York Dolls), dies from a combination of leukemia and drug abuse at 38
  • 1991-04-26 Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (Bugler's Dream), dies at 86
  • 1991-04-28 Ken Curtis, American actor (Festus - Gunsmoke), dies at 74
  • 1991-04-28 Steve Broidy, American motion picture executive, dies at 85
  • 1991-05-15 Reno Browne, American Western actress, dies at 70
  • 1991-05-28 Ethel Lois Payne, American civil rights journalist and "1st Lady of the Black Press", dies at 79
  • 1991-06-03 Thomas C. "Spunky" Lasorda, American artist and son of Los Angeles Dodgers manager, dies of pneumonia at 33
  • 1991-06-15 A. B. "Happy" Chandler, American Baseball HOF executive (MLB Commissioner 1945-51) and politician (44th & 49th Governor Kentucky), dies at 92
  • 1991-06-24 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (b. 1917)
  • 1991-06-27 Milton Subotsky, American screenwriter (b. 1921)

Michael LandonMichael Landon (1936-1991)

1991-07-01 American actor (Bonanza - "Little Joe"; Little House on the Prairie - "Charles"; Highway to Heaven - "Jonathan"), dies of pancreatic 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)

Frank CapraFrank Capra (1897-1991)

1991-09-03 Italian-AmericanAcademy Award-winning film director (It's a Wonderful Life; It Happened One Nigh; Mr. Smith Goes to Washington), dies at 94

  • 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, saxophonist, and bandleader ("Sail Along Sil'vry Moon"), dies of stomach 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, and songwriter, with Doc Pomus ("Viva Las Vegas"; "Save The Last Dance For Me"), dies of cancer at 54
  • 1991-11-05 Fred MacMurray, American actor (Double Indemnity, The Apartment, My Three Sons), dies of pneumonia at 83

Gene TierneyGene Tierney (1920-1991)

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

  • 1991-11-10 Dick the Bruiser [William Fritz Afflis], American professional wrestler, dies at 62
  • 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)
  • 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, dies at 61
  • 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 experimental classical-pop fusion cellist, and composer, dies of AIDS at 40
  • 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 and guitarist, dies at 76
  • 1992-04-28 Iceberg Slim [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 and cabaret singer and actress ("I Could Have Danced All Night"; South Pacific - "Bloody May"), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 1992-05-12 Lenny Montana [Leonardo Passafaro], American professional wrestler (NWA Georgia), and actor (The Godfather), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 1992-05-18 Skip Stephenson, American comedian (Real People), dies of a 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 auto racer (co-founder of NASCAR), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 82
  • 1992-06-10 Zak Hernández, American soldier (b. 1973)
  • 1992-08-14 Flora Benson, American wife of Ezra Taft Benson, President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dies at 91
  • 1992-08-15 Evelyn Wesler Zemel, American author (American Glass Animals), dies
  • 1992-08-19 Donald William Kerst, American Physicist who developed the betatron (device to accelerate electron beams), dies of a brain tumor at 80
  • 1992-08-26 Arthur Leigh Allen, American elementary school teacher and suspected Zodiac serial killer, dies at 58
  • 1992-10-05 Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations, 1960-71 - "I Can't Get Next To You"; "Just My Imagination"), dies of lung cancer at 52
  • 1992-10-07 Allan Bloom, American philosopher and author (Closing of the American Mind), dies at 62
  • 1992-10-22 Cleavon Little, American actor (Blazing Saddles), dies of colon cancer at 53
  • 1992-10-27 David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (b. 1917)
  • 1992-10-30 Joan Mitchell, American painter and printmaker dies of cancer aged 67
  • 1992-11-12 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Dirty Dancing), dies of cancer at 81
  • 1992-12-13 Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, American businessman and heir (Pan Am Airways), dies at 93
  • 1992-12-17 Dana Andrews, American actor (Battle of the Bulge, Laura), dies of pneumonia at 83
  • 1992-12-25 Richard H Ichord, US leader of House Un-American Activities Committee, dies at 66
  • 1992-12-27 Kay Boyle, American writer (Scottsboro: An American Tragedy), dies at 90
  • 1993-01-03 Johnny Most, American sports announcer (b. 1923)
  • 1993-01-15 Sammy Cahn [Cohen], American lyricist ("Three Coins in a Fountain"; "High Hopes"; "Call Me Irresponsible"), dies of heart failure at 79

Thurgood MarshallThurgood Marshall (1908-1993)

1993-01-24 1st African American supreme court justice (1967-91), dies 84

  • 1993-02-18 Kerry Von Erich, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
  • 1993-02-27 Lillian Gish, American silent film/stage actress (Birth of a Nation), dies at 99
  • 1993-03-31 Brandon Lee, American actor (The Crow) and son of Bruce Lee, dies in an on-set firearms accident at 28
  • 1993-03-31 Mitchell Parish, American lyricist, dies at 92
  • 1993-04-27 Hans Sahl, German-American anti-Nazi Jewish writer (Tie Exil im Exil), dies at 90
  • 1993-05-08 Avram Davidson, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!), dies at 70
  • 1993-05-14 William Randolph Hearst, Jr., American newspaper magnate (Hearst Newspapers) and 1955 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 85
  • 1993-05-31 Spuds Mackenzie [real name Honey Tree Evil Eye "Evie"], American advertisement dog for Bud Light beer, dies at 9
  • 1993-06-08 Root Boy Slim [Foster MacKenzie III], American entertainer, dies at 48
  • 1993-06-26 William H. Riker, American political scientist (b. 1920)
  • 1993-06-28 [Jesus Christ] "GG" Allin, American punk rock singer, dies of accidental heroin overdose at 36
  • 1993-07-07 Mia Zapata, American singer with The Gits (b. 1965)
  • 1993-07-10 Sam Rolfe, American screenwriter (b. 1924)
  • 1993-07-14 Robert Strong, American actor, dies at 87
  • 1993-07-18 Jean Negulesco, Romanian-American film director (Three Coins in a Fountain), dies at 93
  • 1993-07-20 Vince Foster, American lawyer and Deputy White House Counsel commits suicide aged 48
  • 1993-07-25 Vincent Joseph Schaefer, American chemist and meteorologist (cloud seeding), dies at 87
  • 1993-08-28 William Stafford, American poet (b. 1914)
  • 1993-09-11 Erich Leinsdorf, Austrian-born American conductor, dies at 81
  • 1993-09-28 Alexander A. Drabik, American soldier (b. 1910)
  • 1993-10-05 Jane Nigh, American actress (Lorelei-Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), dies at about 67
  • 1993-10-06 Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot, committed suicide at 44
  • 1993-10-11 Jess Thomas, American tenor known for his singing in Richard Wagner operas, dies at 66
  • 1993-10-17 Criss Oliva, American musician (Savatage), dies at 30
  • 1993-10-18 Lois Kibbee, American actress (Edge of Night), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • 1993-10-21 James Leo Herlihy, American novelist (Midnight Cowboy), commits suicide at 66
  • 1993-10-28 Doris Duke, American heiress (American Tobacco Company), philanthropist (Independent Aid; Doris Duke Foundation), and socialite,, dies of cardiac arrest following a stroke at 80

Roger TurnerRoger Turner (1901-1993)

1993-10-29 American figure skater (7x US National Champion), dies at 92