United States of America in History (Part 23)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2201 - 2,300 of 9,878

  • 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 (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)
  • 1920-03-05 Virginia Christine [Ricketts], American actress (Mrs Olson, Tales of Wells Fargo), born in Stanton, Iowa (d. 1996)
  • 1920-03-10 Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea (d. 2007)
  • 1920-03-15 Lawrence Sanders, American novelist (d. 1998)
  • 1920-03-15 E. Donnall Thomas, American physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1920-03-16 Sid Fleischman, American author
  • 1920-03-19 Tige Andrews, American character actor (Mod Squad, The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1920-03-29 John M. Belk, American head of Belk, Inc., born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 1920-04-03 John Demjanjuk, Ukrainian-born American auto worker, alleged Nazi and convicted war criminal (under appeal at death), born in Berdychiv uyezd, Kiev Governorate, Ukrainian People's Republic (d. 2012)
  • 1920-04-13 John LaPorta, American jazz clarinetist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1920-04-13 Ken Nordine, American voice-over and recording artist (World Jazz), born in Cherokee, Iowa (d. 2019)
  • 1920-05-08 Saul Bass, American graphic designer of logos and film titles, born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1920-05-09 William Tenn, American author
  • 1920-05-23 Sid Melton [Sidney Meltzer], American actor (Green Acres, The Danny Thomas Show), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1920-05-26 Peggy Lee [Norma Delores Egstrom], American singer (Is That All There Is), born in Jamestown, North Dakota (d. 2002)
  • 1920-06-12 Dave Berg, American cartoonist (The Lighter Side of...), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1920-06-12 James "Jim" Siedow, American actor (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), born in Cheyenne, Wyoming (d. 2003)
  • 1920-06-13 Eiji Okada, Japanese actor (Hiroshima mon amour, The Ugly American), born in Chiba, Japan (d. 1995)
  • 1920-06-15 Amy Clampitt, American poet (The Kingfisher), born in Iowa (d. 1994)
  • 1920-06-17 Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (US Representative 1960-1971), born in The Bronx, NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1920-06-28 A. E. Hotchner, American editor, novelist and playwright, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1920-07-01 Harold Sakata [Toshiyuki], American actor (Gold Finger, Dimension 5), born in Holualoa, Hawaii (d. 1982)
  • 1920-07-04 Norm Drucker, American basketball referee, born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1920-07-05 Mary Louise Hancock, American politician and activist, born in Franklin, New Hampshire (d. 2017)
  • 1920-07-12 Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), born in Grand Cane, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1920-07-12 Beah Richards, American actress, poet, playwright and author (Roots, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 2000)
  • 1920-07-12 HonorĂ© Desmond Sharrer, American artist (Tribute to the American Working People), born in West Point, New York (d. 2009)

Person of interestGordon Gould

1920-07-17 Gordon Gould, American physicist (inventor of the laser), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Physicist Gordon Gould
Physicist
Gordon Gould
  • 1920-07-31 James Esdras Faust, American religious leader, born in Delta, Utah (d. 2007)
  • 1920-08-08 James "Jimmy" Witherspoon, American jump blues singer (Ain't Nobody's Business), born in Gurdon, Arkansas (d. 1997)
  • 1920-08-09 Allen Hoskins, American child actor (Our Gang), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1980)
  • 1920-08-13 Neville Brand, American soldier and actor (DOA, Love Me Tender), born in Griswold, Iowa (d. 1992)
  • 1920-08-26 Brant Parker, American cartoonist (d. 2007)
  • 1920-08-29 Charlie "Bird" Parker, American jazz saxophonist, born in Kansas City, Kansas (d. 1955)
  • 1920-09-07 Al Caiola, American guitarist (Bonzanza theme), born in Jersey City (d. 2016)
  • 1920-09-09 Robert Wood Johnson III, American philanthropist (d. 1970)
  • 1920-09-22 Bob Lemon, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (MLB All-Star 1948–54; World Series 1948; no-hitter 1948; Cleveland Indians) and manager (KC Royals, Chicago WS; World Series NY Yankees 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)
  • 1920-09-23 Mickey Rooney, American Emmy award-winning actor (Boys Town, The Black Stallion), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1920-09-30 Aldo Parisot, Brazilian-American musician and cellist
  • 1920-10-09 Yusef Lateef, American jazz saxophonist and flautist, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 2013)
  • 1920-10-13 Laraine Day [La Raine Johnson], American actress (Dr. KIldaire, Foreign Correspondent), born in Roosevelt, Utah (d. 2007)
  • 1920-11-05 Douglass North, American economist, (Nobel Prize Economic Sciences 1993), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1920-11-09 Byron de la Beckwith, American white supremacist, born in Colusa, California (d. 2001)
  • 1920-11-10 Tod Andrews, American actor (From Hell it Came, Outrage), born in NYC, New York (d. 1972)
  • 1920-11-13 Jack Elam, American actor (The Dakotas, East Street, Rio Lobo), born in Miami, Arizona (d. 2003)
  • 1920-11-15 Wayne Thiebaud, American painter

Person of interestGene Tierney

1920-11-19 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Leave Her to Heaven, The Razor's Edge), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)

Actress Gene Tierney
Actress
Gene Tierney
  • 1920-11-25 Noel Neill, American actress (Adventures of Superman), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • 1920-12-12 Fred Kida, Japanese-American comics artist, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1920-12-14 Clark Terry, American jazz trumpeter, born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1920-12-15 Kurt Schaffenberger, American comics artist (Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane), born in Thuringian Forest, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 1920-12-19 [Little] Jimmy Dickens, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), born in Bolt, West Virginia
  • 1920-12-21 Bob Bindig, American cartoonist (d. 2006)
  • 1920-12-27 Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (youngest to ride winner of English Grand National on Battleship 1938), born on Long Island, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1920-12-31 Rex Allen, American actor and singer-songwriter known as the "the Arizona Cowboy" (Dr Baxter-Frontier Doctor), born in Willcox, Arizona (d. 1999)
  • 1921-01-10 Rodger Ward, American aviator & race car driver, born in Beloit, Kansas (d. 2004)
  • 1921-01-14 Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1921-01-16 Francesco Scavullo, American celebrity photographer, born in Staten Island, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1921-01-18 Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2008), born in Tokyo (d. 2015)
  • 1921-01-19 "Billy Batts" Devino, American gangster (d. 1970)
  • 1921-01-21 Howard Unruh, American mass murderer
  • 1921-01-29 Anthony George, American aactor (Untouchables, Checkmate), born in Endicott, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1921-01-31 Carol Channing, American actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly), singer and comedian, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2019)
  • 1921-01-31 E. Fay Jones, American architect (d. 2004)

Person of interestBetty Friedan

1921-02-04 Betty Friedan, American feminist and writer (The Feminine Mystique), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2006)

  • 1921-02-11 Edward Seidensticker, American scholar (d. 2007)

Person of interestVera-Ellen

1921-02-16 Vera-Ellen [Westmeier Rohe], American actress and dancer (Big Leaguer, On the Town), born in Norwood, Ohio (d. 1981)

Actress Vera-Ellen
Actress
Vera-Ellen
  • 1921-02-16 Esther Bubley, Phillips, Wisconsin, American photographer
  • 1921-02-20 Mervin Shiner, American country singer, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 1921-02-22 Wayne Booth, American literary critic, born in American Fork, Utah (d. 2005)
  • 1921-03-08 Alan Hale, Jr., American actor (Skipper-Gilligan's Island), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1990)
  • 1921-03-10 Paul Coates, American columnist (Tonight! America After Dark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1921-03-11 Frank Harary, American mathematician (d. 2005)
  • 1921-03-15 Madelyn Pugh, American television writer (I Love Lucy), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2011)
  • 1921-03-16 Anne Truitt [Anne Dean], American sculptor, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2004)
  • 1921-03-27 Harold Nicholas, American dancer known as one of the world's greatest dancers (Nicholas Brothers), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • 1921-04-03 Robert Karvelas, American actor (Get Smart), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • 1921-04-10 Chuck Connors, American author, actor (The Rifleman, Branded, Cowboy in Africa), professional basketball and baseball player, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1921-04-14 Thomas Schelling, American economist, (Nobel Prize 2005 - game-theory analysis), born in Oakland, California (d. 2016)
  • 1921-04-19 Will Ogdon, American composer, born in Redlands, California (d. 2013)
  • 1921-04-30 Roger L. Easton, American scientist and inventor (GPS), born in Craftsbury, Vermont (d. 2014)

Person of interestSugar Ray Robinson

1921-05-03 Sugar Ray Robinson [Walter Smith], American middle/welterweight boxer (1946-52, 55, 58), born in Ailey, Georgia (d. 1989)

Middle/welterweight championship boxer Sugar Ray Robinson
Middle/welterweight championship boxer
Sugar Ray Robinson
  • 1921-05-03 Joe Ames, American singer and actor (The Ames Brothers Show), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 2007)

Person of interestArthur Leonard Schawlow

1921-05-05 Arthur Leonard Schawlow, American physicist, shared the 1981 Nobel Prize in Physics for his pioneering work with lasers, born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 1999)

  • 1921-05-09 Mona Van Duyn, American poet (d. 2004)
  • 1921-05-09 Daniel Berrigan, American Jesuit priest and peace activist (Vietnam War), born in Virginia, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • 1921-05-12 Joe (born Otis W.) Maphis, Suffolk, Virginia, American country music guitarist
  • 1921-05-17 Bob Merrill, American composer and lyricist (People, Mambo Italiano), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • 1921-05-31 Howard Reig, American radio and television announcer
  • 1921-06-07 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • 1921-06-08 LeRoy Neiman, American painter, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2012)
  • 1921-06-09 Arthur Hertzberg, American Jewish scholar (d. 2006)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2201 - 2,300 of 4,973

  • 1999-09-08 Moondog [Louis Thomas Hardin], American composer, musician and poet, dies at 83
  • 1999-09-09 Ruth Roman, American actress (Strangers on a Train, Knots Landing, Dallas), dies at 76
  • 1999-09-09 Chan Parker, American author; wife of Charlie Parker and Phil Woods (b. 1925)
  • 1999-09-13 Benjamin Bloom, American educational theorist (b. 1913)

Person of interestGeorge 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 writer, 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 [Bags] Jackson, American jazz vibraphonist (Modern Jazz Quartet), 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)

Person of interestPayne 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 actor and country music singer-songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 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 Paul Bowles, American novelist (The Sheltering Sky ), dies at 88
  • 1999-11-18 Doug Sahm, American country singer (Texas Tornadoes-Dinero), dies at 58
  • 1999-11-29 Gene Rayburn, American game show host (b. 1917)
  • 1999-11-30 Charlie Byrd, American jazz and bossa nova guitarist (Desfinado), dies at 74
  • 1999-12-03 Madeline Kahn, American actress (b. 1942)
  • 1999-12-03 Scatman John, American singer (b. 1942)
  • 1999-12-04 Rose Elizabeth Bird, California Supreme Court Justice (1977-87), dies at 63
  • 1999-12-10 Shirley Hemphill, American actress (b. 1947)
  • 1999-12-12 Paul Cadmus, American artist (b. 1904)
  • 1999-12-12 Joseph Heller, American author (Catch-22), dies at 76
  • 1999-12-13 Allen Breed, American inventor of the first automotive airbag sensor, dies of a heart attack while suffering from lung cancer, at 72
  • 1999-12-17 Grover Washington Jr., American jazz saxophonist (Mr Magic), dies at 56
  • 1999-12-17 Rex Allen, American actor and singer-songwriter known as the "the Arizona Cowboy" (Dr Baxter-Frontier Doctor), dies at 78
  • 1999-12-24 Bill Bowerman, American track and field coach
  • 1999-12-24 Zeke Carey, American R&B singer (Go, Johnny, Go!, Rock Rock Rock!) dies at 66
  • 1999-12-26 Curtis Mayfield, American singer-songwriter and soul musician (Freddie's Dead, Superfly), dies from complications of type 2 diabetes at 57
  • 1999-12-28 Clayton Moore, American actor (The Lone Ranger), dies at 85
  • 1999-12-30 Sarah Knauss, American, once considered the world's oldest living person (b. 1880)
  • 1999-12-31 Elliot Richardson, American politician (b. 1920)
  • 2000-01-02 Nat Adderley, American jazz musician (Work Song), dies from diabetes complications at 68
  • 2000-01-06 Don Martin, American cartoonist (b. 1931)
  • 2000-01-07 Gary Albright, American professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • 2000-01-10 Sam Jaffe, American music and film producer (Born Free, The Fighting Sullivans), dies at 98
  • 2000-01-11 Ivan Combe, American inventor of personal care products (Clearasil), dies at 88
  • 2000-01-12 Marc Davis, American animator (b. 1913)
  • 2000-01-15 Frances "Fran" Ryan, American actress (Stripes, The Long Riders), dies of natural causes at 83
  • 2000-01-16 Will "Dub" Jones, American singer (The Coasters), dies at 71
  • 2000-01-22 Craig Claiborne, American food columnist (NY Times Cookbook), dies at 79
  • 2000-01-24 Bobby Duncum, Jr., American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • 2000-02-03 Richard Kleindienst, American politician (b. 1923)
  • 2000-02-04 Carl Albert, American politician, 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (1971-77) dies at 91
  • 2000-02-04 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), dies at 58
  • 2000-02-04 Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer, dies at 80
  • 2000-02-07 Big Pun, Puerto Rican-American rapper (b. 1971)
  • 2000-02-08 Bob Collins, American radio broadcaster (b.1942)
  • 2000-02-10 Jim Varney, American actor (b. 1949)
  • 2000-02-12 Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American R&B musician (I Put a Spell on You), dies at 70

Person of interestCharles M. Schulz

2000-02-12 Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (Peanuts), dies at 77

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz
  • 2000-02-12 Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945)
  • 2000-02-13 James Cooke Brown, American author and inventor (b. 1921)
  • 2000-02-14 Walter Zinn, Canadian-American nuclear physicist (invented the breeder reactor), dies at 93
  • 2000-02-16 Marceline Day [Newlin], American actress (The Cameraman, The Arm of the Law), dies at 91
  • 2000-02-26 George L. Street III, American Navy Submariner and Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 86
  • 2000-02-29 Dennis Danell, American artist (b. 1961)
  • 2000-03-01 Dennis Danell, American guitarist (Social Distortion) (b. 1961)
  • 2000-03-07 Pee Wee King, American country music songwriter and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2000-03-25 Helen Martin, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2000-03-26 Alex Comfort, American author (b. 1920)
  • 2000-04-03 Terence McKenna, American writer and philosopher (b. 1946)
  • 2000-04-05 Lee Petty, American race car driver (b. 1914)

Person of interestClaire Trevor

2000-04-08 Claire Trevor, American actress (Marjorie Morningstar), dies of respiratory failure at 91

Actress Claire Trevor
Actress
Claire Trevor
  • 2000-04-10 Larry Linville, American actor (b. 1939)
  • 2000-04-14 Phil Katz, American computer programmer (Zip file format), dies from the effects of alcoholism at 37
  • 2000-04-15 Edward Gorey, American illustrator, dies at 75
  • 2000-04-21 Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires), dies at 70
  • 2000-04-25 David Merrick, American theatrical producer (Hello Dolly), dies at 88
  • 2000-04-27 Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer, dies at 45
  • 2000-05-01 Stephen "Steve" Reeves, American professional bodybuilder, actor, and philanthropist (Hercules, Goliath, Sandokan), dies from a blood clot at 74
  • 2000-05-07 Douglas Fairbanks Jr, American actor and decorated naval officer (Ghost Story), dies at 90
  • 2000-05-08 Alexander Chislenko, Russian-American transhumanist (b. 1959)
  • 2000-05-12 Adam Petty, American race car driver (b. 1980)
  • 2000-05-13 Paul Bartel, American actor (b. 1938)
  • 2000-05-21 Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (b. 1956)
  • 2000-05-24 Kurt Schork, American reporter (b. 1947)
  • 2000-05-30 Tex Beneke, American bandleader and musician (b. 1914)
  • 2000-05-31 Tito Puente, American bandleader (Dance Mania), dies at 77
  • 2000-05-31 Johnnie Taylor, American R&B and multi-genre singer (Disco Lady, I Believe in You), dies at 66
  • 2000-06-08 Jeff MacNelly, American Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist (Shoe), dies at 52
  • 2000-06-09 Jacob Lawrence, African-American artist (Sanitarium), dies at 82
  • 2000-06-14 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, dies at 62
  • 2000-06-18 Nancy Marchand, American actress (The Sopranos, Beacon Hill, Margaret-Lou Grant), dies at 71
  • 2000-06-21 Alan Hovhaness, Armenian-American composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo), dies at 89
  • 2000-07-01 Walter Matthau, American actor and comedian (The Odd Couple, Bad News Bears), dies at 79
  • 2000-07-07 Kenny Irwin, Jr., American auto racer (USAC National Midget Champion 1996; NASCAR 87 starts), dies in a crash during practice at 30
  • 2000-07-10 Justin Pierce, English-American actor and skateboarder (b. 1975)
  • 2000-07-14 William Roscoe Estep, American Baptist historian (b. 1920)
  • 2000-07-14 Meredith MacRae, American actress (b. 1944)
  • 2000-07-20 Gregory Hill (also known as Malaclypse the Younger,) American writer (Principia Discordia), dies at 59
  • 2000-07-26 John Tukey, American statistician (b. 1915)
  • 2000-07-27 Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (b. 1929)