United States of America in History (Part 18)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1701 - 1,800 of 9,880

  • 1910-08-01 Walter Scharf, American film composer, born in Manhattan, New York (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
Actress
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
Physicist
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, American musician (That Old Black Magic), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1978)
  • 1910-12-15 John H. Hammond, American music producer, critic and activist, discovered Billie Holiday, born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1910-12-17 Sy Oliver, American jazz arranger, songwriter and bandleader (Yes, Indeed!), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (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. 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)

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
Playwright
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-American athlete (Olympic gold 100m 1932), born in Wierzchownia, Poland (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 of personal care products (Clearasil), born in Fremont, Iowa (d. 2000)
  • 1911-04-28 Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (The Phantom), born in St. Louis, Missouri (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 major titles, Olympic gold 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1956)
  • 1911-06-29 Bernard Herrmann, American 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 singer (Andrews Sisters), 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)

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, African-American cartoonist (Torchy Brown), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (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, 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), 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

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, 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, 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), born in Ishpeming, Michigan (d. 1999)
  • 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 (7 PGA Tour major titles; US Masters 1949, 52, 54), born in Ashwood, Virginia (d. 2002)

Golfer Sam Snead
Golfer
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 (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)

Person of interestGene Kelly

1912-08-23 Gene Kelly, American actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way) and dancer (Singin' in the Rain), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)

Actor and Dancer Gene Kelly
Actor and Dancer
Gene Kelly
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1701 - 1,800 of 4,974


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 of Alzheimer's disease and respiratory failure at 90

Composer Aaron Copland
Composer
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 the 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
  • 1991-04-09 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, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 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 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
Actress
Gene Tierney
  • 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 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 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 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 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 Mormon Church, 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, 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, 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 (Tito Suarez-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, American songwriter (b. 1913)

Person of interestThurgood Marshall

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

First Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
First Black Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall
  • 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, American advertisement dog
  • 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 GG [Jesus Christ] Allin, American punk rock singer, dies of accidental heroin overdose at 36
  • 1993-07-07 Mia Zapata, American singer with The Gits (b. 1965)