United States of America in History (Part 21)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2001 - 2,100 of 9,753

  • 1916-06-29 Ruth Warrick, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children), born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2005)
  • 1916-07-07 Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes, American jazz and R&B guitarist (Art Tatum), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 1989)
  • 1916-07-29 Budd Boetticher, American film director (d. 2001)
  • 1916-07-29 Charlie Christian, American jazz and swing guitarist (Benny Goodman Sextet), born in Bonham, Texas (d. 1942) [1]
  • 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)

Ed SabolEd Sabol (1916-2015)

1916-09-11 American filmmaker (NFL Films), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey

  • 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)

Kirk DouglasKirk Douglas (1916-2020)

1916-12-09 American actor (Spartacus, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral), born in Amsterdam, New York

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

Jane WymanJane Wyman (1917-2007)

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

  • 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

Desi ArnazDesi Arnaz (1917-1986)

1917-03-02 Cuban-American singer ("BabalĂș"), bandleader, actor (I Love Lucy - "Ricky Riccardo"), and television producer (The Untouchables), born in Santiago de Cuba

  • 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 HOF executive (Executive Director MLB Players Association 1966-82), 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)

Ella FitzgeraldElla Fitzgerald (1917-1996)

1917-04-25 American jazz, swing, pop, and blues singer, known as "The First Lady of Song" (Verve "Songbook" series), born in Newport News, Virginia [1]

  • 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 Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 1917-05-03 Betty Comden [Basya Cohen], American lyricist ("On The Town"; "Just In Time") and playwright, 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 Daniel Nagrin, American modern dancer and choreographer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1917-05-22 Nathan Davis, American actor (Dunston Checks In, Holes, Code of Silence), born in Chicago, Illinois (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)

Dean MartinDean Martin (1917-1995)

1917-06-07 American singer ("That's Amore"; "Everybody Loves Somebody"; "Sway"), comedian and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), born in Steubenville, Ohio

  • 1917-06-14 Katherine Rawls, American swimming and diving champion, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1982)
  • 1917-06-16 Irving Penn, American fashion and fine art photographer, born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2009)
  • 1917-06-30 Lena Horne, American actress and Grammy Award-winning singer (Cabin in the Sky; Stormy Weather; The Wiz), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1917-07-07 (Woodrow Wilson) "Red" Sovine, American country music singer ("Phantom 309"; "Teddy Bear"), born in Charleston, West Virginia (d. 1980)

Phyllis DillerPhyllis Diller (1917-2012)

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

  • 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)

Jack KirbyJack Kirby (1917-1994)

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

  • 1917-09-11 Jessica "Decca" Mitford, English author (American Way of Death), activist and one of the Mitford sisters, born in Gloucestershire (d. 1996)

Phil RizzutoPhil Rizzuto (1917-2007)

1917-09-25 American Baseball HOF shortstop (5 x MLB All-Star; 7 x World Series; AL MVP 1950; NY Yankees) and broadcaster (WCBS radio, WPIX-TV), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1917-09-27 William T. Orr, American actor (The Big Street), and television producer (Cheyenne), born in New York City (d. 2002)

Buddy RichBuddy Rich (1917-1987)

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

Billy ConnBilly Conn (1917-1993)

1917-10-08 American boxer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 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"; "Brilliant Corners"), 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)

Joan FontaineJoan Fontaine (1917-2013)

1917-10-22 British-American Academy Award-winning actress (Gunga Din; Ivanhoe; Rebecca), born in Tokyo, Japan

  • 1917-10-25 Lee MacPhail, American Baseball Hall of Fame executive (AL President 1974-83; Baltimore Orioles, NY Yankees), 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 JosĂ© 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)
  • 1918-02-04 Ida Lupino, British-American actress (Adventures of Sherlock Holmes) and director (The Hitch-Hiker), born in London, England (d. 1995)
  • 1918-02-08 Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (d. 2003)
  • 1918-02-11 Margaret Heldt, American hairdresser who created the beehive hairstyle, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1918-02-16 Patty Andrews, American pop and swing jazz singer (The Andrews Sisters - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"; "Rum and Coca-Cola"), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2013)
  • 1918-02-18 Jane Loevinger, American psychologist (d. 2008).
  • 1918-02-20 Leonore Annenberg American Billionaire
  • 1918-02-22 Charles "Charlie O" Finley, American sports entrepreneur (MLB's Kansas City/Oakland A's: NHL's California Golden Seals), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1996)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2001 - 2,100 of 4,915

  • 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 (Good Morning, Vietnam, Pleasantville), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • 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)

Benjamin SpockBenjamin Spock (1903-1998)

1998-03-15 American pediatrician and writer (Common Sense Book of Baby Care), dies at 94

  • 1998-03-16 Esther Bubley, American photographer, dies at 77
  • 1998-03-20 George Howard, American smooth jazz saxophonist (Dream Ride), dies of colon cancer at 41
  • 1998-03-25 Steve Schiff, American politician (Rep-R-New Mexico 1989-98), dies of cancer at 51
  • 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

Tammy WynetteTammy Wynette (1942-1998)

1998-04-06 American country singer ("Stand By Your Man"), dies at 55

  • 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

Linda McCartneyLinda McCartney (1941-1998)

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

  • 1998-04-18 Terry Sanford, American politician, dies at 80

James Earl RayJames Earl Ray (1928-1998)

1998-04-23 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

  • 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, Black Panther leader turned Republican, dies at 62
  • 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 songwriter ("Kentucky Rain"), and country singer ("I Love a Rainy Night"), dies of lung cancer 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

Frank SinatraFrank Sinatra (1915-1998)

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

  • 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 [Dan Bunten], American software developer (M.U.L.E.), dies of cancer at 49
  • 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 (McDonalds), dies at 89
  • 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

Jerome RobbinsJerome Robbins (1918-1998)

1998-07-29 American Tony and Academy Award-winning theater and ballet choreographer and director (West Side Story; Peter Pan), dies shortly after suffering a strokeat 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 [Phyllis Hurwitz], American puppeteer and ventriloquist (Lamb Chop), dies of breast cancer at 65
  • 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, (1995 Nobel Prize for Physics for co-discovering the Neutrino), dies at 80

Cary MiddlecoffCary Middlecoff (1921-1998)

1998-09-01 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

George WallaceGeorge Wallace (1919-1998)

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

  • 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 jazz singer, dies of pancreatic cancer at 69
  • 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 accordionist known as 'America's Polka King' and winner of 1st Grammy Award for Best Polka Recording, dies of heart failure at 83
  • 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 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, dies at 78
  • 1998-11-19 Ted Fujita, Japanese-born American meteorologist (b. 1920)
  • 1998-11-25 (Clerow) "Flip" Wilson, American Grammy Award-winning comedian, and Emmy Award-winning writer and TV personality (The Flip Wilson Show), dies of liver cancer at 64
  • 1998-11-25 Nelson Goodman, American philosopher (b. 1906)
  • 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 (Guiding Light), dies at 73
  • 1998-12-05 Al Gore, Sr., American politician (b. 1907)

Archie MooreArchie Moore (1913-1998)

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

  • 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
  • 1998-12-14 Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr., American civil rights activist & author, dies at 70
  • 1998-12-14 Annette Strauss, American philanthropist, dies at 74
  • 1998-12-14 Norman Fell, American actor (Three's Company, The End, Graduate), dies of bone marrow cancer at 74
  • 1998-12-16 William Gaddis, American writer (b. 1922)
  • 1998-12-19 Mel Fisher, American treasure hunter (b. 1922)
  • 1998-12-20 Irene Hervey, American actress (b. 1910)
  • 1998-12-22 Michelle Thomas, American actress (b. 1969)

Raemer SchreiberRaemer Schreiber (1910-1998)

1998-12-24 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, dies at 88

  • 1998-12-25 Bryan MacLean, American singer, musician and songwriter (Love) (b. 1946)
  • 1998-12-30 Johnny Moore, American singer (The Drifters) (b. 1934)
  • 1999-01-04 Iron Eyes Cody [Espera Oscar de Corti], Italian-American actor (Keep America Beautiful, Black Gold, Ernest Goes to Camp), dies at 91
  • 1999-01-12 Betty Lou Gerson, American voice actress (101 Dalmatians; Cinderella), dies of a stroke at 84
  • 1999-01-17 Robert Eads, American transsexual (b. 1945)
  • 1999-01-21 Charles Brown, American blues singer and pianist ("Merry Christmas Baby"), dies at 76