United States of America in History (Part 23)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2201 - 2,300 of 10,137

  • 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)
  • 1919-10-24 Frank Piasecki, American aeronautical engineer (d. 2008)

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

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke
  • 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, actress (Ugly American), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1919-11-29 Pearl Primus, Trinidad-born American dancer (popularized African dance), born in Port of Spain (d. 1994)
  • 1919-12-02 Robin Lee, American figure skater, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1997)
  • 1919-12-08 Peter Tali Coleman, American politician (d. 1997)
  • 1919-12-09 William Lipscomb, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1919-12-10 Alexander Courage, American composer (d. 2008)
  • 1919-12-11 Marie Windsor, [Emily Marie Bertelson], Utah, American actress (Double Deal)
  • 1919-12-12 Dan DeCarlo, American cartoonist (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 (d. 2001)
  • 1920-02-16 Anna Mae Hays, American army general
  • 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, Stanton, Iowa, American actress (Mrs Olson, Tales of Wells Fargo)
  • 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 actor (d. 2007)
  • 1920-03-29 John Belk, American head of Belk, Inc. (d. 2007)
  • 1920-04-03 John Demjanjuk, Ukrainian-born American auto worker, alleged Nazi and convicted war criminal (under appeal at death), (d. 2012)
  • 1920-04-13 John LaPorta, American musician (d. 2004)
  • 1920-04-13 Ken Nordine, Cherokee Iowa, American voice-over and recording artist (World Jazz)
  • 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, American actor (Alf-Green Acres, Charlie-Danny Thomas), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1920-05-26 Peggy Lee, American singer (d. 2002)
  • 1920-06-12 Dave Berg, American cartoonist (d. 2002)
  • 1920-06-12 Jim Siedow, American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1920-06-13 Eiji Okada, actor (Traffic Jam, Yakuza, Ugly American)
  • 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, New York City (d. 1981)
  • 1920-06-28 A. E. Hotchner, American editor, novelist and playwright
  • 1920-07-01 Harold Sakata, American actor (d. 1982)
  • 1920-07-04 Norm Drucker, American basketball referee
  • 1920-07-05 Mary Louise Hancock, American politician and activist
  • 1920-07-12 Paul Foster, American singer (Soul Stirrers), born in Grand Cane, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • 1920-07-12 Beah Richards, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1920-07-12 Honoré Desmond Sharrer, West Point New York, American artist

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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)
  • 1920-08-01 Maria Cole, American jazz singer and wife of Nat King Cole, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 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, Griswold, Iowa, American actor (DOA, Eaten Alive)
  • 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 Robert Granville "Bob" Lemon, American MLB pitcher (Cleveland Indians)/manager (NY Yankees, 1978), born in San Bernardino, California (d. 2000)
  • 1920-09-23 Mickey Rooney, American actor, 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
  • 1920-10-13 Laraine Day, American actress (Dr KIldaire, I've Got a Secret), born in Roosevelt, Utah
  • 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

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1920-11-19 Gene Tierney, American actress (Laura, Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in Brooklyn, New York

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, American comics artist, (d. 2014)
  • 1920-12-14 Clark Terry, American trumpeter, born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1920-12-15 Kurt Schaffenberger, American comics artist (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 (d. 2005)
  • 1920-12-31 Rex Allen, American actor, singer, and songwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1921-01-10 Rodger Ward, American race car driver (d. 2004)
  • 1921-01-14 Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (d. 2006)
  • 1921-01-16 Francesco Scavullo, American photographer (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 actor (d. 2005)
  • 1921-01-31 Carol Channing, American actress (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly), singer and comedian, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1921-01-31 E. Fay Jones, American architect (d. 2004)

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

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

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1921-02-16 Vera-Ellen [Westmeier Rohe], American actress/dancer (Wonder Man), born in Norwood, Ohio

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 (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
  • 1921-03-16 Anne Truitt (born Anne Dean), Baltimore USA, American artist
  • 1921-03-27 Harold Nicholas, American dancer (d. 2000)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2201 - 2,300 of 5,043

  • 1999-04-27 Al Hirt, American trumpeter (b. 1922)
  • 1999-04-28 Rory Calhoun, American actor (b. 1922)

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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)
  • 1999-05-19 Candy Candido, American actor and radio performer, dies at 85
  • 1999-05-21 Karnail "Bugz" Pitts, American rapper (D12) (b. 1979)
  • 1999-05-26 Waldo Semon, American inventor (b. 1898)
  • 1999-06-05 Mel Tormé, American singer ("The Velvet Fog"), composer, and actor (b. 1925)
  • 1999-06-11 DeForest Kelley, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 1999-06-20 Clifton Fadiman, American author (b. 1902)
  • 1999-06-29 Allan Carr, American film producer (b. 1937)
  • 1999-07-01 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), dies at 72
  • 1999-07-01 Forrest Mars Sr., American candy magnate (Mars, Inc.) dies at 95
  • 1999-07-01 Sylvia Sidney, American actress (b. 1910)

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1999-07-02 Mario Puzo, American author, dies at 78

Novelist Mario Puzo
Novelist
Mario Puzo
  • 1999-07-03 Mark Sandman, American musician (b. 1952)
  • 1999-07-04 Leo Garel, American artist and cartoonist (b.1917)
  • 1999-07-06 Carl Gunter Jr, American politician (b. 1938)
  • 1999-07-06 Barry Winchell, American soldier (b. 1977)
  • 1999-07-08 Pete Conrad, American astronaut (b. 1930)
  • 1999-07-11 Helen Forrest, American singer (b. 1917)

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

Publisher and Lawyer John F. Kennedy Jr.
Publisher and Lawyer
John F. Kennedy Jr.
  • 1999-07-20 Sandra Gould, American actress (b. 1916)
  • 1999-07-22 Gar Samuelson, American musician (Megadeth) (b. 1958)
  • 1999-08-04 Victor Mature, American actor (b. 1913)
  • 1999-08-07 Brion James, American actor (b. 1945)
  • 1999-08-16 Pee Wee King, American country musician and songwriter (b. 1914)
  • 1999-08-23 Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (b.1926)
  • 1999-09-05 Allen Funt, American radio and television personality (b. 1914)
  • 1999-09-07 Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist (b. 1949)
  • 1999-09-08 Moondog, American composer, musician and poet (b. 1916)
  • 1999-09-09 Ruth Roman, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 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)

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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 professional wrestler/commentator (b. 1937)
  • 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 (b. 1915)
  • 1999-10-19 James C. Murray, American politician (b. 1917)

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1999-10-25 Payne Stewart, American golfer, 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 (b. 1927)
  • 1999-11-11 Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (b. 1961)
  • 1999-11-13 Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers) (b. 1915)
  • 1999-11-16 Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1928)
  • 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 saxophonist (b. 1943)
  • 1999-12-17 Rex Allen, American actor, singer and songwriter (b. 1920)
  • 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 musician (b. 1942)
  • 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 producer (b. 1901)
  • 2000-01-11 Ivan Combe, American inventor (b. 1911)
  • 2000-01-12 Marc Davis, American animator (b. 1913)
  • 2000-01-15 Fran Ryan, American actress (b. 1916)
  • 2000-01-16 Will "Dub" Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1928)
  • 2000-01-22 Craig Claiborne, American writer and editor (b. 1920)
  • 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 (b. 1908)
  • 2000-02-04 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), dies at 58
  • 2000-02-04 Phil Tonken, American radio and television announcer (b. 1919)
  • 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

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2000-02-12 Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist, 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, American actress (b. 1908)
  • 2000-02-26 George L. Street III American Navy Submariner and Medal of Honor recipient.(b. 1913)
  • 2000-02-29 Dennis Danell, American artist (b. 1961)
  • 2000-03-01 Dennis Danell, American guitarist (Social Distortion) (b. 1961)