United States of America in History (Part 22)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2101 - 2,200 of 10,105

  • 1917-12-20 David Bohm, American-born physicist, philosopher, and neuropsychologist (d. 1992)
  • 1917-12-21 Alicia Alonso, ballerina (American Ballet Theatre), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1917-12-21 Sophie Masloff, American politician
  • 1917-12-30 Seymour Melman, American industrial engineer (d. 2004)
  • 1918-01-21 Richard D. Winters, American war hero
  • 1918-01-24 Oral Roberts, Pontotoc County Oklahoma, American Televangelist, founder Oral Roberts College
  • 1918-01-25 Ernie Harwell, American baseball sportscaster
  • 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, Fulton Mo, American 100m runner (double Olympic gold-1936)
  • 1918-02-04 Ida Lupino, Anglo-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, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1918-02-16 Patty Andrews, American vocalist (Andrews Sisters), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1918-02-18 Jane Loevinger, American psychologist (d. 2008).
  • 1918-02-20 Leonore Annenberg American Billionaire
  • 1918-02-22 Charlie Finley, American sports entrepreneur (d. 1996)
  • 1918-02-23 Richard G. Butler, American fascist (d. 2004)
  • 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 author (d. 1992)

Person of interestWilliam 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 (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)
  • 1918-04-26 Jack Morpurgo, American Literature scholar (Leeds University)
  • 1918-05-01 Jack Paar, American television host of the Jack Paar Show (d. 2004), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 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
  • 1918-05-30 Bob Evans, American restaurateur (d. 2007)
  • 1918-06-02 Ruth Atkinson, American cartoonist (d. 1997)
  • 1918-06-03 Lili St. Cyr, American ecdysiast (d. 1999)
  • 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 (d. 1997)
  • 1918-07-04 Johnnie Parsons, American race car driver (d. 1984)
  • 1918-07-20 Cindy Walker, American singer (d. 2006)
  • 1918-07-25 Jane Frank, American artist (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 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)
  • 1918-07-31 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist and composer, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1918-08-03 Sidney Gottlieb, American CIA official (d. 1999)
  • 1918-08-03 Larry Haines [Hecht], American actor (The Odd Couple, Search for Tomorrow), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2008)
  • 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 record producer (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 (d. 2008)
  • 1918-09-15 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (Car 54, Where Are You?), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2005)
  • 1918-09-25 Phil Rizzuto, American sportscaster/shortstop (NY Yankees-MVP 1950), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1918-10-29 Bernard Gordon, American writer and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1918-10-31 Ian Stevenson, Canadian-American parapsychologist and reincarnation expert, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (d. 2007)
  • 1918-11-03 Bob Feller, Van Meter, Iowa, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indian, 3 no-hitters)
  • 1918-11-03 Elizabeth P. Hoisington, American Brigadier General (d. 2007)
  • 1918-12-09 Jerome Beatty Jr., American author
  • 1918-12-12 Joe Williams [Joseph Goreed], Cordele, Georgia, American jazz singer (Everyday I have the Blues)
  • 1918-12-14 James T. Aubrey, American television executive (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 actress and singer (Glenn Miller Orchestra), 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
  • 1919-03-24 Robert Heilbroner, American economist (d. 2005

Person of interestStrother 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 (d. 2000)
  • 1919-04-21 Don Cornell, American singer (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)

Person of interestLiberace

1919-05-16 Liberace [Wladziu Valentino], American pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1987)

Pianist Liberace
Pianist
Liberace
  • 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, American director (d. 2006)
  • 1919-06-30 Ed Yost, American inventor (d. 2007)
  • 1919-07-02 Jean Craighead George, American writer
  • 1919-07-26 Virginia Gilmore, American actress (Jennie, Western Union), born in El Monte, California (d. 1986)
  • 1919-08-30 Maurice R. Hilleman, Miles City Montana, American Microbiologist who developed over 36 vaccines including measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia
  • 1919-09-06 Wilson Greatbatch, American engineer and pioneering inventor, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1919-09-13 Mary Midgley, American philosopher
  • 1919-09-15 Nelson Gidding, American screenwriter (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 (d. 1985)
  • 1919-10-16 Kathleen Winsor, American writer (d. 2003)
  • 1919-10-20 Tracy Hall, American inventor (d. 2008)
  • 1919-10-22 Kathleen Ankers, American scenic designer (d. 2001)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2101 - 2,200 of 5,029

  • 1998-08-26 Frederick Reines, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1918)
  • 1998-09-01 Cary Middlecoff, American golfer (1956 Vardon Trophy, 1955 Byron Nelson Award), dies at 77
  • 1998-09-02 Allen Drury, American author (b. 1918)
  • 1998-09-05 Leo Penn, American film director (b. 1921)
  • 1998-09-09 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (b. 1951)
  • 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

Politician and Segregationist George Wallace
Politician and Segregationist
George Wallace
  • 1998-09-21 Florence Griffith Joyner, American athlete (b. 1959)
  • 1998-09-23 Mary Frann, American actress (b. 1943)
  • 1998-09-26 Betty Carter, American singer (b. 1930)
  • 1998-10-02 Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry, American cowpoke, singer, actor (The Gene Autry Show), and business tycoon (California Angels), dies 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 (b. 1946)
  • 1998-10-28 James Goldman, American screenwriter/playwright (The Lion in Winter) dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 1998-11-13 Red Holzman, American basketball coach (b. 1920)
  • 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 (b. 1933)
  • 1998-11-26 Jonathan Kwitny, American reporter (b. 1941)
  • 1998-11-27 Barbara Acklin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 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 Lynn Strait, American singer (Snot) (b. 1968)
  • 1998-12-12 Mo Udall, American politician (b. 1922)
  • 1998-12-14 Annette Strauss, American philanthropist (b. 1924)
  • 1998-12-14 Norman Fell, American actor (Three's Company, The End, Graduate), dies of bone marrow cancer at 74
  • 1998-12-14 Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham, Jr., American civil rights activist and author (b. 1928)
  • 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)

Person of interestRaemer Schreiber

1998-12-24 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, dies at 88

Physicist Raemer Schreiber
Physicist
Raemer Schreiber
  • 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 (b. 1920)
  • 1999-01-21 Susan Strasberg, American actress (b. 1938)
  • 1999-01-23 Jay Pritzker, American businessman (b. 1922)
  • 1999-01-25 Sarah "Sadie" Delany, American author (b. 1889)
  • 1999-01-25 Ted Mallie, American radio and television announcer (b. 1924)
  • 1999-01-25 Robert Shaw, American chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale), dies of a stroke at 82
  • 1999-01-29 Lili St. Cyr, American dancer (b. 1918)
  • 1999-01-30 Henry "Huntz" Hall, American actor (Cyclone, Gas Pump Girls, The Rating Game), dies from congestive heart failure at 76
  • 1999-01-30 Ed Herlihy, American broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • 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 John Ehrlichman, American presidential advisor (b. 1925)
  • 1999-02-14 Buddy Knox, American singer and songwriter (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey), dies at 65
  • 1999-02-15 Big L, American rapper (b. 1974)
  • 1999-02-15 Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1926)
  • 1999-02-18 Noam Pitlik, American actor and director (b. 1932)
  • 1999-02-20 Gene Siskel, American film critic (b. 1946)

Person of interestGertrude 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

Biochemist and Drug Researcher Gertrude B. Elion
Biochemist and Drug Researcher
Gertrude B. Elion
  • 1999-02-24 Andre Dubus, American writer (b. 1936)
  • 1999-02-25 Glenn T. Seaborg, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • 1999-03-02 David Ackles, American singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
  • 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 (b. 1918)

Person of interestStanley Kubrick

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

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick
  • 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-born British violinist, conductor and teacher, dies at 82
  • 1999-03-13 Lee Falk, American cartoonist (b. 1911)
  • 1999-03-13 Garson Kanin, American writer and director (b. 1912)
  • 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 (b. 1905)
  • 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, American singer, dies of natural causes at 80
  • 1999-03-30 Gary Morton, American film and television producer (b. 1924)
  • 1999-04-01 Jesse Stone, American record producer (b. 1901)
  • 1999-04-04 Faith Domergue, American actress and early "scream queen" (Vendetta, House of 7 Corpses), dies at 74
  • 1999-04-06 Red Norvo, 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 Rick Rude, American professional wrestler (b. 1958)
  • 1999-04-21 Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American musician actor (An Innocent Affair, Wings), dies at 94
  • 1999-04-27 Al Hirt, American trumpeter (b. 1922)
  • 1999-04-28 Rory Calhoun [Francis Timothy McCown], American actor (Blue & Gray, How to Marry a Millionaire), dies of emphysema at 76

Person of interestArthur 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

  • 1999-05-08 Ed Gilbert, American actor (b. 1931)
  • 1999-05-08 Dana Plato, American actress (b. 1964)
  • 1999-05-10 Shel Silverstein, American poet and composer (b. 1930)
  • 1999-05-12 Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist and illustrator (The New Yorker), dies at 84
  • 1999-05-13 Gene Sarazen, American golfer (b. 1902)
  • 1999-05-18 Betty Robinson, American runner (b. 1911)