United States of America in History (Part 21)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2001 - 2,100 of 9,830

Person of interestLou Thesz

1916-04-24 Lou Thesz, American professional wrestler, born in Banat, Michigan (d. 2002)

Professional Wrestler Lou Thesz
Professional Wrestler
Lou Thesz
  • 1916-04-26 Vic Perrin, American radio and television actor (Dragnet), and screenwriter (Gunsmoke), born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin (d. 1989)
  • 1916-05-14 Del Moore, American comedian and actor (Cal-Bachelor Father), born in Pensacola, Florida (d. 1970)
  • 1916-05-15 Bill Williams, American actor (Starlit Time, Date With the Angels), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1916-05-26 Moondog [Louis Thomas Hardin], American composer, musician and poet, born in Marysville, Kansas (d. 1999)
  • 1916-06-04 Robert F. Furchgott, American pharmacologist (co-winner Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1998), and educator, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2009)
  • 1916-06-14 Dorothy McGuire, American actress (Gentlemen's Agreement, Old Yeller, Summer Magic), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2001)
  • 1916-06-22 Johnny Jacobs, American television announcer (d. 1982)
  • 1916-06-29 Ruth Warrick, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children), born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2005)

Person of interestTiny Grimes

1916-07-07 Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1989)

Jazz Guitarist Tiny Grimes
Jazz Guitarist
Tiny Grimes
  • 1916-07-29 Charlie Christian, American jazz and swing guitarist (Benny Goodman Sextet), born in Bonham, Texas (d. 1942) [1] [2]
  • 1916-07-29 Budd Boetticher, American film director (d. 2001)
  • 1916-07-30 Dick Wilson, British-American actor, born in Preston, Lancashire, England (d. 2007)
  • 1916-08-16 Iggy Katona, American race car driver, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 2003)
  • 1916-08-24 Hal Smith, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show-Otis Campbell), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 1994)
  • 1916-09-05 Frank Yerby, American novelist (The Foxes of Harrow), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1991)

Person of interestEd Sabol

1916-09-11 Ed Sabol, American filmmaker (NFL Films), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2015)

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Ed Sabol
  • 1916-09-12 Tony Bettenhausen, American race car driver, born in Tinley Park, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • 1916-09-17 Oswald Garrison Villard Jr., American Engineer (electronics) who invented the over-the-horizon radar that could detect objects thousands of miles away and peer around the Earth's curvature, born in Dobbs Ferry, New York
  • 1916-09-27 Frank Handlen, American artist
  • 1916-10-03 Shelby Storck, American television producer, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1969)
  • 1916-10-04 George Sidney, American film director (d. 2002)
  • 1916-10-12 Alice Childress, American playwright, actress and writer, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1994)
  • 1916-11-20 Evelyn Keyes, American actress (Adventure of Martin Eden), born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1916-11-27 Chick Hearn, American NBA broadcaster (called 3,338 LA Lakers games), born in Aurora, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1916-11-29 Frances "Fran" Ryan, American actress (Stripes, The Long Riders), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2000)
  • 1916-12-04 Ely Jacques Kahn, Jr., American writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1916-12-06 Hugo Peretti, American songwriter and record producer ("Shout"; "Twistin' The Night Away"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1986)
  • 1916-12-08 Richard Fleischer, American film director (Doctor Dolittle), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)

Person of interestKirk Douglas

1916-12-09 Kirk Douglas [Issur Danielovitch], American actor (Spartacus, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral), born in Amsterdam, New York (d. 2020)

  • 1917-01-01 Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (d. 1981)
  • 1917-01-03 Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (d. 2004)

Person of interestJane Wyman

1917-01-05 Jane Wyman, American Academy Award-winning actress (Johnny Belinda; Magnificent Obsession) and 1st wife of Ronald Reagan, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2007)

Actress Jane Wyman
Jane Wyman
  • 1917-02-21 Lucille Bremer, American actress and dancer (Meet Me In St. Louis; Ziegfeld Follies), born in Amsterdam, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1917-02-22 Jane Bowles, American writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1973)
  • 1917-02-25 Brenda Joyce [Betty Graffina Leabo], American actress (Tarzan, The Rains Came), born in Excelsior Springs, Missouri (d. 2009)
  • 1917-03-01 Robert Lowell, American poet/pacifist (Lord Weary's Castle, Near the Ocean), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestDesi Arnaz

1917-03-02 Desi Arnaz, Cuban-American actor and singer (Ricky Ricardo-I Love Lucy), born in Santiago de Cuba (d. 1986)

Actor Desi Arnaz
Desi Arnaz
  • 1917-03-02 David Goodis, American writer (d. 1967)
  • 1917-03-06 Will Eisner, American illustrator and cartoonist (d. 2005)
  • 1917-03-10 Frank Perconte, American sergeant from Easy Company during WWII.
  • 1917-03-11 Robert L Carter, Caryville, Florida, American civil rights activist and judge (Brown v. Board of Education, NAACP v. Alabama) (d. 2012)
  • 1917-03-23 H C Allen, American historian
  • 1917-04-09 Brad Dexter [Boris Milanovich], American actor (Macao, The Magnificent Seven), born in Goldfield, Nevada (d. 2002)
  • 1917-04-11 David Westheimer, American novelist (Von Ryan's Express), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1917-04-12 Helen Forrest [Fogel], American big band pop and swing singer (Artie Shaw; Benny Goodman; Harry James), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1917-04-14 Marvin Miller, American baseball executive (Major League Baseball Players Association 1966-1982), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1917-04-16 Barry Nelson, American actor, first actor to play James Bond, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2007)
  • 1917-04-17 Bill Clements, American politician, Governor of Texas (1987-91), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2011)

Person of interestElla Fitzgerald

1917-04-25 Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz, swing, pop, and blues singer, known as "The First Lady of Song" (Verve "Songbook" series), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1996)

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • 1917-04-29 Celeste Holm, American actress (Gentleman's Agreement, All About Eve), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1917-04-29 Maya Deren (born Eleanora Derenkowskaia), American filmmaker, born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1917-05-03 Betty Comden [Basya Cohen], American lyricist ("On The Town"; "Just In Time"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1917-05-06 Kal Mann, American lyricist ("Let's Twist Again"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1917-05-14 Lou Harrison, American composer (La Koro Sutro), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2003)
  • 1917-05-22 Nathan Davis, American actor (Dunston Checks In, Holes, Code of Silence), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • 1917-05-22 Daniel Nagrin, American modern dancer and choreographer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1917-05-23 Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist, born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2008)
  • 1917-05-28 "Papa" John Creach, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna; Jefferson Airplane), born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1917-06-01 William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate, (d. 2012)
  • 1917-06-04 Robert Merrill [Moishe Miller], American operatic baritone (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1945-76), and actor, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1917-06-06 Kirk Kerkorian, American CEO and "father of the mega-resort" (MGM, UA), born in Fresno, California (d. 2015)

Person of interestDean Martin

1917-06-07 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer ("That's Amore"; "Everybody Loves Somebody"; "Sway"), comedian and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1995)

Actor, Comedian and Singer Dean Martin
Actor, Comedian and Singer
Dean Martin
  • 1917-06-14 Katherine Rawls, American swimming and diving champion, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1982)
  • 1917-06-16 Irving Penn, American photographer
  • 1917-06-30 Lena Horne, American actress and singer (Stormy Weather, Wiz), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1917-07-07 Woodrow Wilson "Red" Sovine, American country music singer, born in Charleston, West Virginia (d. 1980)

Person of interestPhyllis Diller

1917-07-17 Phyllis Diller, American comedienne and actress (Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 2012)

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller
  • 1917-07-30 Eddy Grove, American actor (Dragnet, The Silent Service, Medic), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1917-08-23 Tex Williams, American country-western singer, born in Ramsey, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1917-08-25 Mel Ferrer, American actor (Longest Day, Eaten Alive, 5th Floor), born in Elberon, New Jersey (d. 2008)

Person of interestJack Kirby

1917-08-28 Jack Kirby, American cartoonist (X-Men; Spider-Man; Hulk; Captain America), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)

Comic Book Artist and Writer Jack Kirby
Comic Book Artist and Writer
Jack Kirby
  • 1917-09-11 Jessica "Decca" Mitford, English author (American Way of Death), activist and one of the Mitford sisters, born in Gloucestershire (d. 1996)
  • 1917-09-27 William T. Orr, American television producer (d. 2002)

Person of interestBuddy Rich

1917-09-30 Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader
Buddy Rich
  • 1917-10-08 Billy Conn, American boxer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • 1917-10-08 Walter Lord, American author (A Night to Remember), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2002)
  • 1917-10-10 Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer (Straight, No Chaser; 'Round Midnight), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 1982)
  • 1917-10-16 Alice Pearce, American comedienne and actress (On the Town, Bewitched), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1917-10-17 Sumner Locke Elliott, Australian-born American novelist (d. 1991)

Person of interestJoan Fontaine

1917-10-22 Joan Fontaine, British-American actress (Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2013)

Actress Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine
  • 1917-10-25 Lee MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (AL President), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2012)
  • 1917-10-26 Mario Biaggi, American politician (Rep-D&R-NY, 1969-88), born in New York (d. 2015)
  • 1917-10-28 Jack Soo [Goro Suzuki], Japanese-American actor (Flower Drum Song, Barney Miller), born in Oakland, California (d. 1979)
  • 1917-11-06 Edgar Whitcomb, American politician and Governor of Indiana (1969-73), born in Hayden, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1917-11-07 Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), born in Brawley, California (d. 2015)
  • 1917-12-02 Sylvia Syms, American jazz singer (Hello Dolly, Dream Girl, Them There Eyes), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1917-12-06 Irv Robbins, Canadian-American entrepreneur (co-founded the Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlor chain), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2008)
  • 1917-12-09 James Rainwater, American physicist (Nobel 1975-determining the asymmetrical shapes of certain atomic nuclei), born in Council, Idaho (d. 1986)
  • 1917-12-13 John Hart, American actor (The Lone Ranger, The Adventures of Captain Africa), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
  • 1917-12-14 June Taylor, American choreographer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1917-12-20 David Bohm, American physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • 1917-12-21 Sophie Masloff, American politician, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1917-12-30 Seymour Melman, American industrial engineer (d. 2004)
  • 1918-01-21 Richard D. Winters, American war hero
  • 1918-01-24 Oral Roberts, American Televangelist, founder Oral Roberts College, born in Pontotoc County Oklahoma (d. 2009)
  • 1918-01-25 Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster, born in Washington, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • 1918-01-26 Philip José Farmer, Terre Haute Indiana, American sci-fi novelist (Riverworld)
  • 1918-01-27 William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (d. 2005)
  • 1918-02-03 Helen Stephens, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m & 4x100m relay 1936), born in Fulton, Missouri (d. 1994)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 2001 - 2,100 of 4,945

  • 1997-11-10 Tommy Tedesco, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 1997-11-11 Rodney Milburn, American athlete (Gold 1972 Olympics), dies in an accident at 49
  • 1997-11-13 Dawud M. Mu'Min, American murderer (b. 1953)
  • 1997-11-29 Coleman Young, 1st African American mayor of Detroit, dies at 79
  • 1997-12-19 Jimmy Rogers, American blues musician (Muddy Waters' Band) dies at 73
  • 1997-12-27 Brendan Gill, American critic (The New Yorker), dies at 83
  • 1998-01-04 Mae Questel, American actress (b. 1908)
  • 1998-01-05 Ken Forssi, American musician (Love) (b. 1943)
  • 1998-01-07 Owen Bradley, American record producer (b. 1915)
  • 1998-01-07 Richard Hamming, American Mathematician and Computer Scientist (Hamming code), dies of a heat attack at 82
  • 1998-01-15 Junior Wells, American blues singer (In My Younger Days), dies at 63
  • 1998-01-20 Bobo Brazil [Houston Harris], American professional wrestler, dies at 73
  • 1998-01-21 Jack Lord, American actor (Hawaii FIVE-O), dies at 77
  • 1998-01-30 Richard Cassilly, American tenor, dies at 70
  • 1998-02-06 Carl Wilson, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Beach Boys), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • 1998-02-07 Lawrence Sanders, American author (b. 1920)
  • 1998-02-08 Julian Lincoln Simon, American economist and author (b. 1932)
  • 1998-02-17 Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (People, Mambo Italiano), commits suicide at 72
  • 1998-02-18 Harry Caray, American Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster (Chicago Cubs), dies of heart attack complications at 83
  • 1998-02-22 Abraham Ribicoff, American politician (b. 1910)
  • 1998-02-27 J. T. Walsh, American actor (b. 1943)
  • 1998-03-02 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), dies at 95
  • 1998-03-03 Fred W. Friendly, American journalist and broadcast executive, dies at 82
  • 1998-03-10 Lloyd Bridges, American actor (Sea Hunt, Roots, Airplane!), dies of natural causes at 85
  • 1998-03-12 Beatrice Wood, American artist and ceramist (b. 1893)

Person of interestBenjamin Spock

1998-03-15 Benjamin Spock, American pediatrician and writer, dies at 94

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Benjamin Spock
  • 1998-03-16 Esther Bubley, American photographer aged 77
  • 1998-03-20 George Howard, American jazz saxophone musician
  • 1998-03-25 Steve Schiff, United States Congressman (b. 1947)
  • 1998-03-27 David McClelland, American psychologist (b. 1917)
  • 1998-03-31 Bella Abzug "Battling Bella", American politician, feminist and activist (Rep-D-NY, 1970-74), dies at 77
  • 1998-03-31 Tim Flock, American auto racer (Winston Cup 1952, 55), dies of liver and throat cancer at 73
  • 1998-04-01 Eugene "Gene" Evans, American actor (My Friend Flicka, Johnny Ringo, Alamo), dies of heart failure at 75
  • 1998-04-01 Rozz Williams, American musician (Christian Death), dies at 34
  • 1998-04-03 Rob Pilatus, American-German model, dancer, and de-frocked Grammy Award winner (Milli Vanilli - "Girl You Know It's True"), dies of accidental prescription drug and alcohol overdose at 42

Person of interestTammy Wynette

1998-04-06 Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], American country singer ("Stand By Your Man"), dies at 55

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette
  • 1998-04-06 Wendy O. Williams, American singer (Plasmatics) (b. 1949)
  • 1998-04-09 Tom Cora, American cellist and composer, dies at 44
  • 1998-04-14 Maurice Stans, American politician, Secretary of Commerce and Watergate figure, dies at 90

Person of interestLinda McCartney

1998-04-17 Linda McCartney [née Eastman], American photographer, musician (Wings) and wife of Paul McCartney, dies of breast cancer at 56

Musician, Activist and Photographer Linda McCartney
Musician, Activist and Photographer
Linda McCartney
  • 1998-04-18 Terry Sanford, American politician, dies at 80

Person of interestJames Earl Ray

1998-04-23 James Earl Ray, American assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., dies while still under detention of complications related to kidney disease and liver failure caused by hepatitis C at 70

Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. James Earl Ray
Assassin of Martin Luther King Jr.
James Earl Ray
  • 1998-04-24 Mel Powell [Epstein], American composer (Duplicates: A Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1990), dies from liver cancer at 75
  • 1998-04-25 Wright Morris, American writer (b. 1910)
  • 1998-05-01 Eldridge Cleaver, American activist (b. 1935)
  • 1998-05-02 Gene Raymond [Raymond Guion], American actor (Paris 7000, Love on a Bet, Fireside Theater), dies from pneumonia a 89
  • 1998-05-07 Eddie Rabbitt, American country singer ("I Love a Rainy Night"), dies at 56
  • 1998-05-08 Bebe Rebozo, American banker and Watergate figure (b. 1912)
  • 1998-05-09 Alice Faye [Leppert], American actress & singer (Hello Frisco, Hello; Fallen Angel; Stowaway), dies of stomach cancer at 83

Person of interestFrank Sinatra

1998-05-14 Frank Sinatra, American singer ("My Way") and actor ("Guys and Dolls"), dies at 82

Singer and Actor Frank Sinatra
Singer and Actor
Frank Sinatra
  • 1998-05-14 Marjory Stoneman Douglas, American conservationist (b. 1890)
  • 1998-06-01 Darwin Joston, American actor (Assault on Precinct 13), dies at 60
  • 1998-06-02 Sylvester Ritter (Junkyard Dog), American professional wrestler, dies at 45
  • 1998-06-05 Jeanette Nolan, American actress (Richard Boone Show, Virginian), dies following a stroke at 86
  • 1998-07-03 Danielle Bunten Berry, American software developer (b. 1949)
  • 1998-07-06 Roy Rogers, American cowboy (Happy Trails, Roy Rogers Show), dies at 86
  • 1998-07-12 Jimmy Driftwood, American folk songwriter and musician, dies at 91
  • 1998-07-14 Richard McDonald, American fast food pioneer (b. 1909)
  • 1998-07-16 John Henrik Clarke, American historian and scholar (b. 1915)
  • 1998-07-20 June Byers, American professional wrestler (b. 1922)
  • 1998-07-21 Robert Young, American actor (Father Knows Best, Marcus Welby, M.D.), dies at 91
  • 1998-07-25 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist, dies at 77
  • 1998-07-29 Jerome Robbins, American choreographer (Tony-West Side Story), dies at 79
  • 1998-07-30 Buffalo Bob Smith [Robert Emil Schmidt], American TV host (Howdy Doody), dies of cancer at 80
  • 1998-08-02 Shari Lewis, American puppeteer and ventriloquist (Lamb Chop), dies at 64
  • 1998-08-13 Julien Green, American-French writer (Frere Francois), dies at 97
  • 1998-08-24 E. G. Marshall [Everett Eugene Grunz], American actor (12 Angry Men, The Defenders), dies of lung cancer at 84
  • 1998-08-26 Frederick Reines, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 1998-09-01 Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (US Open 1949, 56; US Masters 1955), dies at 77
  • 1998-09-02 Allen Drury, American author (b. 1918)
  • 1998-09-05 Leo Penn, American actor and film director, dies at 77
  • 1998-09-09 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer, dies of liver cancer at 47
  • 1998-09-11 Dane Clark, American actor (Wire Service, Bold Venture, Perry Mason), dies at 86

Person of interestGeorge Wallace

1998-09-13 George Wallace, American politician (Gov-D-Ala) and presidential candidate, dies of septic shock at 79

Governor of Alabama and Segregationist George Wallace
Governor of Alabama and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • 1998-09-21 Florence Griffith Joyner, American sprinter (3 x Olympic gold 1988), dies of an epileptic seizure at 38
  • 1998-09-23 Mary Frann, American actress (b. 1943)
  • 1998-09-26 Betty Carter, American singer (b. 1930)
  • 1998-10-02 Gene Autry, American cowboy singer, songwriter, actor, musician, ("Back In The Saddle Again";"Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer") and business tycoon (owner MLB Angels team, 1961-97), dies of lymphoma at 91
  • 1998-10-10 Clark Clifford, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1906)
  • 1998-10-11 Richard Denning [Louis Denninger Jr.], American actor (An Affair to Remember, The Black Scorpion), dies from cardiac arrest at 84
  • 1998-10-12 Matthew Shepard, American murder victim (b. 1976)
  • 1998-10-14 Cleveland Amory, American writer and animal rights activist (b. 1917)
  • 1998-10-14 Frankie Yankovic, American musician (b. 1916)
  • 1998-10-16 Jon Postel, American Internet pioneer (b. 1943)
  • 1998-10-23 Barnett Slepian, American physician, murdered by anti-abortionist James Charles Kopp at 52
  • 1998-10-28 James Goldman, American screenwriter and playwright (The Lion in Winter) dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 1998-11-13 William "Red" Holzman, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (New York Knicks 14 seasons), dies leukemia at 78
  • 1998-11-15 Stokely Carmichael, American civil rights activist (b. 1941)
  • 1998-11-17 Esther Rolle, Bahamian-American actress (Good Times; Maude), dies from complications of diabetes at 78
  • 1998-11-19 Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)
  • 1998-11-19 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, dies at 78
  • 1998-11-25 Nelson Goodman, American philosopher (b. 1906)
  • 1998-11-25 Flip Wilson, American actor and comedian (Flip Wilson Show), dies at 64
  • 1998-11-26 Jonathan Kwitny, American reporter (b. 1941)
  • 1998-11-27 Barbara Acklin, American soul singer ("Love Makes A Woman") and songwriter ("HAve You Seen Her"), dies of pneumonia at 55
  • 1998-11-29 Frank Latimore, American actor (b. 1925)
  • 1998-12-05 Al Gore, Sr., American politician (b. 1907)

Person of interestArchie Moore

1998-12-09 Archie Moore, American light-heavyweight boxing champion (1952-60), dies at 84

Boxing Champion Archie Moore
Boxing Champion
Archie Moore
  • 1998-12-11 [James] Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot), dies in a car accident at 30
  • 1998-12-12 Mo Udall, American politician (Rep-D-AZ, 1961-91), dies at 76