United States of America in History (Part 22)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2101 - 2,200 of 9,766

  • 1918-02-25 Barney Ewell, American athlete (d. 1996)
  • 1918-03-01 Gladys Noon Spellman, American politician (d. 1988)
  • 1918-03-05 James Tobin, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002)
  • 1918-03-12 Elaine de Kooning, American artist (d. 1989)
  • 1918-03-18 Bob Broeg, American sports writer (d. 2005)
  • 1918-04-08 Glendon Swarthout, American novelist (Where The Boys Are; The Shootist), born in Pickney, Massachusetts (d. 1992)

William Holden

1918-04-17 William Holden [Beedle], American actor (The Blue Knight, Sunset Boulevard, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai), born in O'Fallon, Illinois (d. 1981)

  • 1918-04-18 Cliff Hillegass, American publisher (Cliffsnotes), born in Rising City, Nebraska (d. 2001)
  • 1918-04-23 Gordon Hirabayshi, American civil rights activist and WWII internment opponent (Hirabayshi v. United States), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2012)

Jack Paar

1918-05-01 Jack Paar, American comedian and TV host of the Jack Paar Show and The Tonight Show (1957-62), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2004)

  • 1918-05-10 George Welch, American World War II flying ace (Medal of Honor nominee) and test pilot, born in Wawaset Park, Delaware (d. 1954)
  • 1918-05-19 Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist (d. 2000)
  • 1918-05-20 Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • 1918-05-24 Coleman Young, 1st African American Mayor of Detroit, born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (d. 1997)
  • 1918-05-30 Bob Evans, American restaurateur (d. 2007)
  • 1918-06-02 Ruth Atkinson, American cartoonist (d. 1997)
  • 1918-06-03 Lili St. Cyr [Marie Van Schaack], American striptease performer, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1999)
  • 1918-06-04 (Bulee) "Slim" Gaillard, American jazz singer-songwriter ("Flat Foot Floogie (with a Floy Floy)"), born in Claiborne, Alabama (d. 1991)
  • 1918-06-08 John D. Roberts, American chemist, received American Institute of Chemists Gold Medal (2013), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1918-06-12 Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer and co-founder of American International Pictures, born in Fort Dodge, Iowa (d. 2001)
  • 1918-06-20 George Lynch, American auto racer, born in Miles City, Montana (d. 1997)
  • 1918-07-04 Johnnie Parsons, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500, 1950; AAA/USAC Championship, 1949), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1984)
  • 1918-07-20 Cindy Walker, American songwriter ("Dream Baby"; "You Don't Know Me") and country singer, born in Mart, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1918-07-25 Jane Frank, American artist, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1986)
  • 1918-07-26 Marjorie Lord [Wollenberg], American actress (Make Room for Daddy, Sherlock Holmes in Washington), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • 1918-07-31 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 2010)
  • 1918-07-31 Paul D. Boyer, American biochemist and Nobel Prize Laureate for research on the "enzymatic mechanism underlying the biosynthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)" (1997), born in Provo, Utah (d. 2018)
  • 1918-08-03 Larry Haines [Hecht], American actor (The Odd Couple, Search for Tomorrow), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1918-08-03 Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1918-08-04 Iceberg Slim (a.k.a. Robert Beck), African-American author, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • 1918-08-05 Tom Drake [Alfred Sinclair Alderdice], American actor (Meet Me In St. Louis; Warlock), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1982)
  • 1918-08-06 Norman Granz, American jazz record producer (Verve Records; Pablo Records), and impresario (Jazz at the Philharmonic), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2001)
  • 1918-08-15 Florian Zabach, American musician and TV personality (Hot Canary, Club Embassy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1918-08-22 Mary McGrory, American journalist and columnist, born in Roslindale, Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • 1918-09-11 Donald Blakeslee, American aviator who led 4th Fighter Group during World War II, born in Fairport Harbor, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1918-09-15 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (Car 54, Where Are You?), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2005)

Phil Rizzuto

1918-09-25 Phil Rizzuto, 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 (d. 2007)

  • 1918-10-29 Bernard Gordon, American writer and producer (Earth vs. the Flying Saucers), born in New Britain, Connecticut (d. 2007)
  • 1918-10-31 Ian Stevenson, Canadian-American parapsychologist and reincarnation expert, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)
  • 1918-11-03 Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American Brigadier General (one of the first two women to attain the rank of brigadier general), born in Newton, Kansas (d. 2007)
  • 1918-12-09 Jerome Beatty Jr., American author of children's literature (Matthew and Maria Looney books), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1918-12-12 Joe Williams [Joseph Goreed], American jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues), born in Cordele, Georgia (d. 1999)
  • 1918-12-14 James T. Aubrey, American television executive (President of the CBS television network 1959-65), born in LaSalle, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • 1918-12-15 Jeff Chandler [Ira Grossel], American actor (Broken Arrow), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1961)
  • 1918-12-23 Kumar Pallana, Indian character actor and vaudevillian (Bottle Rocket, Rushmore), born in Indore, India (d. 2013)
  • 1918-12-27 John Celardo, American comic strip artist
  • 1919-01-04 Al "Jazbo" Collins, American DJ (Tonight! America After Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1919-02-04 Janet Waldo, American radio and actress (Judy Jetson, Shazzan, Penelope Pitstop), born in Yakima, Washington (d. 2016)
  • 1919-03-04 Buck Baker, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
  • 1919-03-10 Marion Hutton, American singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra, 1938-42), and actress (In Society), born in Battle Creek, Michigan (d. 1987)
  • 1919-03-24 Lawrence Ferlinghetti, American beat poet (Coney Island of the Mind), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1919-03-24 Robert Heilbroner, American economist (d. 2005

Strother Martin

1919-03-26 Strother Martin, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Slapshot), born in Kokomo, Indiana (d. 1980)

  • 1919-04-01 Joseph Murray, American surgeon, Nobel laureate, (d. 2012)
  • 1919-04-06 Paula Kelly, Grove City, Pennsylvania, American big band singer
  • 1919-04-13 Madalyn Murray O'Hair, American atheist who opposed prayer in school and was murdered in 1995, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1919-04-13 Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2000)
  • 1919-04-21 Don Cornell [Luigi Varlaro], American singer (Sammy Kaye Orch, Hold My Hand), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1919-05-03 John Cullen Murphy, American comic strip artist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1919-05-14 John Hope, American meteorologist (d. 2002)


1919-05-16 (Wladziu) Liberace, American Emmy Award-winning pianist, showman (The Liberace Show), and actor (Batman -"Evil Chandell"), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1987)

  • 1919-05-17 Merle Miller, American biographer (d. 1986)
  • 1919-06-02 Nat Mayer Shapiro, American painter (d. 2005)
  • 1919-06-14 Gene Barry [Eugene Klass], American actor (The Atomic City, Bat Masterson), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1919-06-18 Melville "Mel" Brandt, American actor and NBC staff announcer (Faraway Hill), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1919-06-21 Paolo Soleri, Italian-American architect, born in Turin, Italy (d. 2013)
  • 1919-06-29 Lloyd Richards, Canadian-American theaterical director (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2006)
  • 1919-06-30 Ed Yost, American inventor of the modern hot air balloon and known as "Father of the Modern Day Hot-Air Balloon.", born in Bristow, Iowa (d. 2007)
  • 1919-07-02 Jean Craighead George, American writer (Julie of the Wolves), born in Washington, D.C. (2012)
  • 1919-07-26 Virginia Gilmore, American actress (Jennie, Western Union), born in El Monte, California (d. 1986)
  • 1919-08-30 Maurice R. Hilleman, American microbiologist who developed over 36 vaccines including measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia, born in Miles City, Montana (d. 2005)
  • 1919-09-06 Wilson Greatbatch, American engineer and pioneering inventor, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1919-09-13 Mary Midgley, British-American philosopher (Animals and Why They Matter), born in London
  • 1919-09-15 Nelson Gidding, American screenwriter (The Andromeda Strain), born in New York (d. 2004)
  • 1919-09-27 James H. Wilkinson, American mathematician (d. 1986)
  • 1919-09-30 Patricia Neway, American soprano (Consul; Maria Golovia), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1919-10-11 Jean Vander Pyl, American voice, radio and film actress (The Flintstones, The Jetsons), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1919-10-15 Malcolm Ross, American balloonist and atmospheric physicist, born in Momence, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1919-10-16 Kathleen Winsor, American writer (d. 2003)
  • 1919-10-20 Tracy Hall, American inventor (grew synthetic diamond), born in Ogden, Utah (d. 2008)
  • 1919-10-22 Kathleen Ankers, American scenic designer (d. 2001)
  • 1919-10-24 Frank Piasecki, American aeronautical engineer and helicopter aviation pioneer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)

Edward W. Brooke

1919-10-26 Edward W. Brooke, 1st African American senator in over 80 yrs (Sen-R-Mass), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2015)

  • 1919-10-31 Magnus Wenninger, American mathematician and author of Polyhedron models, born in Park Falls, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
  • 1919-11-10 George Fenneman, American radio and TV announcer (You Bet Your Life), born in Peking China (d. 1997)
  • 1919-11-18 Jocelyn Brando, American actress (The Big Heat, Ugly American, China Venture), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2005)
  • 1919-11-29 Pearl Primus, Trinidad-born American dancer (popularized African dance), born in Port of Spain (d. 1994)
  • 1919-12-08 Peter Tali Coleman, Governor of American Samoa (1956-61, 78-85, 89-93), born in Pago Pago, American Samoa (d. 1997)
  • 1919-12-09 William Lipscomb, American chemist working in nuclear magnetic resonance, theoretical chemistry, boron chemistry, and biochemistry (Nobel 1976), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • 1919-12-10 Alexander Courage, American composer of original Star Trek theme, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1919-12-11 Marie Windsor [Emily Marie Bertelson], American actress (The Bounty Hunter, Double Deal), born in Marysvale, Utah (d. 2000)
  • 1919-12-12 Dan DeCarlo, American cartoonist (Archie Comics), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1919-12-23 Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (d. 2006)
  • 1920-01-06 Earl Kim, Korean-American composer, born in Dinuba, California (d. 1998)
  • 1920-01-30 Carwood Lipton, American WWII veteran, born in Huntingon, West Virginia (d. 2001)
  • 1920-02-16 Anna Mae Hays [McCabe], American military officer and US military's 1st female General, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1920-02-19 C. Z. Guest, American socialite and fashion icon, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2003)
  • 1920-02-22 Del Wood [Adelaide Hazelwood], American country musician, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1989)
  • 1920-03-05 Delbert L. Latta, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1959-89), born in Weston, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1920-03-05 Leontine Tg Kelly, 1st African American female bishop (Methodist)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 2101 - 2,200 of 4,919

  • 1999-01-21 Susan Strasberg, American actress (b. 1938)
  • 1999-01-23 Jay Pritzker, American businessman (b. 1922)
  • 1999-01-25 Robert Shaw, American chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale), dies of a stroke at 82
  • 1999-01-25 Sarah Louise "Sadie" Delany, American author and teacher, dies at 109
  • 1999-01-25 Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (b. 1924)
  • 1999-01-29 Lili St. Cyr [Marie Van Schaack], American dancer and strip tease performer, dies at 80
  • 1999-01-30 Ed Herlihy, American broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • 1999-01-30 Henry "Huntz" Hall, American actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game), dies from congestive heart failure at 76
  • 1999-02-01 Paul Mellon, American philanthropist (Washington National Gallery of Art), dies at 91
  • 1999-02-03 Gwen Guthrie, American singer ("Ain't Nothin' Goin' on but the Rent"), dies of cancer at 48
  • 1999-02-07 Robert "Bobby" Troup, American jazz pianist and actor (Emergency, Acapulco), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • 1999-02-14 Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey), dies at 65
  • 1999-02-14 John Ehrlichman, American presidential advisor (b. 1925)
  • 1999-02-15 Big L [Lamont Coleman], American rapper (Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous), murdered at 24 after being shot 9 times in the face and chest in a drive-by shooting
  • 1999-02-15 Henry Way Kendall, American physicist (Nobel 1990-pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics), dies at 72
  • 1999-02-18 Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (Sanford & Son, Bob Newhart), dies at 66
  • 1999-02-20 Gene Siskel, American film critic (b. 1946)

Gertrude B. Elion

1999-02-21 Gertrude B. Elion, American biochemist and drug researcher who developed groundbreaking leukemia and herpes drug treatments (Nobel 1988), dies at 81

  • 1999-02-24 Andre Dubus, American writer (b. 1936)
  • 1999-02-25 Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist (AEC, Plutonium, Nobel 1951), dies at 86
  • 1999-03-02 David Ackles, American singer-songwriter (American Gothic), dies of lung cancer at 62
  • 1999-03-04 Del Close, American actor (b. 1934)
  • 1999-03-05 Richard Kiley, American actor and singer (Kismet; Man of La Mancha; Endless Love), dies at 76
  • 1999-03-07 Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official, dies at 80

Stanley Kubrick

1999-03-07 Stanley Kubrick, American film director (2001 A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange) dies at 70

  • 1999-03-08 Mary Margaret "Peggy" Cass, American actress, comedian, game show panelist and announcer (To Tell The Truth), dies at 74
  • 1999-03-12 Yehudi Menuhin, American-British violinist, conductor and teacher (Bartok's Sonata), dies at 82
  • 1999-03-13 Garson Kanin, American writer and director (b. 1912)
  • 1999-03-13 Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (The Phantom), dies at 87
  • 1999-03-14 Kirk Alyn [John Feggo Jr], American actor (Superman), dies of Alzheimer's disease at 88
  • 1999-03-18 Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator, dies at 93
  • 1999-03-22 David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
  • 1999-03-25 Cal Ripken Sr, American MLB manager (Baltimore Orioles), dies of lung cancer at 63
  • 1999-03-28 Freaky Tah, American rapper (Lost Boyz) (b. 1971)
  • 1999-03-29 Joe Williams [Goreed], American jazz singer (Everyday I Have The Blues), dies of natural causes at 80
  • 1999-04-01 Jesse Stone, American R&B pianist, songwriter (Shake, Rattle and Roll), arranger, and record producer, dies at 97
  • 1999-04-04 Faith Domergue, American actress and early "scream queen" (Vendetta, House of 7 Corpses), dies at 74
  • 1999-04-06 Red Norvo [Kenneth Norville], American jazz vibraphonist known as "Mr. Swing" (Congo Blues; Knockin' on Wood), dies at 91
  • 1999-04-10 Jean Vander Pyl, American voice, radio and film actress (The Flintstones, The Jetsons), dies of lung cancer at 79
  • 1999-04-12 Boxcar Willie [Travis Martin], American soldier (USAF) and singer ("King Of The Road"), dies of leukemia at 67
  • 1999-04-14 Ellen Corby [Hansen], American actress (The Waltons, Vertigo, Caged), dies of natural causes at 87
  • 1999-04-20 "Ravishing" Rick Rude, American professional wrestler, dies at 40
  • 1999-04-21 Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American film actor (Wings), singer, and dance bandleader, dies at 94
  • 1999-04-27 Al Hirt, American jazz trumpeter (Greatest Horn in the World), dies of liver failure at 76

Arthur Leonard Schawlow

1999-04-28 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist who shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, dies of leukemia at 77

  • 1999-04-28 Rory Calhoun [Francis Timothy McCown], American actor (Blue & Gray, How to Marry a Millionaire), dies of emphysema at 76
  • 1999-05-08 Dana Plato, American actress (Kimberly-Diff'rent Strokes), dies at 34
  • 1999-05-08 Ed Gilbert, American actor (The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries), dies at 67
  • 1999-05-10 Shel Silverstein, American writer and cartoonist (Now Here's My Plan: A Book of Futilities; The Giving Tree) and songwriter ("A Boy Named Sue"; "The Cover Of The Rolling Stone"), dies at 68
  • 1999-05-12 Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist and illustrator (The New Yorker), dies at 84
  • 1999-05-13 Gene Sarazen, American golfer (7 x major titles including Career Grand Slam; 38 PGA Tour event wins), dies of pneumonia at 97
  • 1999-05-18 Betty Robinson, American runner, dies at 87
  • 1999-05-19 Jonathan "Candy" Candido, American actor and radio performer (Peter Pan; The Great Mouse Detective), dies at 85
  • 1999-05-21 Karnail "Bugz" Pitts, American rapper (D12), killed in a picnic dispute at 21
  • 1999-05-26 Waldo Semon, American inventor (polyvinyl chloride), dies at 100
  • 1999-06-05 Mel Tormé, American singer (The Velvet Fog) and composer (The Christmas Song), dies at 73
  • 1999-06-11 DeForest Kelley, American actor (Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy-Star Trek), dies of stomach cancer at 79
  • 1999-06-20 Clifton Fadiman, American author (b. 1902)
  • 1999-07-01 Forrest Mars Sr., American candy magnate (Mars, Inc.) dies at 95
  • 1999-07-01 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), dies at 72
  • 1999-07-01 Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)
  • 1999-07-03 Mark Sandman, American singer-songwriter and musician (Morphine; Treat Her Right) dies of a heart attack at 46
  • 1999-07-04 Leo Garel, American artist and cartoonist (b.1917)
  • 1999-07-06 Barry Winchell, American soldier murdered in his sleep by a fellow soldier at 21
  • 1999-07-06 Carl Gunter Jr, American politician (b. 1938)
  • 1999-07-08 Pete Conrad, American astronaut (b. 1930)
  • 1999-07-11 Helen Forrest, American singer of traditional pop and swing music, dies at 82
  • 1999-07-14 Gar Samuelson, American drummer (Megadeth) dies of liver failure at 41

John F. Kennedy Jr.

1999-07-16 John F. Kennedy Jr, American magazine publisher (George), lawyer and son of JFK, dies in a plane crash at 38

  • 1999-07-20 Sandra Gould, American actress (b. 1916)
  • 1999-08-04 Victor Mature, American actor (I Wake Up Screaming, Samson and Delilah), dies from leukaemia at 86
  • 1999-08-07 Brion James, American actor (b. 1945)
  • 1999-08-23 Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (b.1926)
  • 1999-09-05 Allen Funt, American TV host and creator (Candid Camera), dies at 84
  • 1999-09-07 Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist (b. 1949)
  • 1999-09-08 Moondog [Louis Thomas Hardin], American composer, musician and poet ("Cofee Beans"), dies at 83
  • 1999-09-09 Chan Parker, American author; wife of Charlie Parker and Phil Woods (b. 1925)
  • 1999-09-09 Ruth Roman, American actress (Strangers on a Train, Knots Landing, Dallas), dies at 76
  • 1999-09-13 Benjamin Bloom, American educational theorist (b. 1913)

George C. Scott

1999-09-22 George C. Scott, American actor (Dr. Strangelove), dies of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm at 71

  • 1999-09-25 Marion Zimmer Bradley, American sci-fi author (Storm Queen), dies at 69
  • 1999-09-26 Oseola McCarty, American philanthropist (b. 1908)
  • 1999-10-06 Gorilla Monsoon, American pro wrestler (Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame) and commentator (WWF), dies from heart failure at 62
  • 1999-10-07 Rev. Bruce Ritter, American Catholic priest and controversial founder of charity New York City based Covenant House, dies of cancer at 72
  • 1999-10-08 John McLendon, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • 1999-10-09 Milt Jackson, American jazz vibraphonist (Modern Jazz Quartet), pianist, and composer ("Bags Groove"), dies of cancer at 76
  • 1999-10-16 Jean Shepherd, American writer and actor (A Christmas Story), dies at 78
  • 1999-10-17 Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist, dies at 84
  • 1999-10-19 James C. Murray, American politician (b. 1917)

Payne Stewart

1999-10-25 Payne Stewart, American golfer (US Open 1991, 99; PGA 1989), dies in a plane crash at 42

  • 1999-10-26 Hoyt Axton, American songwriter, singer ("No No Song"; "Joy To The World"; "I've Never Been To Spain"), and actor (McCloud; Gremlins; The Rousters), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1999-10-27 Robert Mills, American physicist (quantum field theory), dies at 72
  • 1999-11-11 Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (b. 1961)
  • 1999-11-13 Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers), dies at 84
  • 1999-11-16 Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist (Nobel 1978 - discovery of restriction enzymes and their application in restriction mapping), dies at 71
  • 1999-11-18 Doug Sahm, American musician (Sir Douglas Quintet; Texas Tornadoes), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1999-11-18 Paul Bowles, American novelist (The Sheltering Sky), dies at 88
  • 1999-11-29 Gene Rayburn, American game show host (b. 1917)
  • 1999-12-02 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), dies of lung cancer at 74