United States of America in History (Part 25)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2401 - 2,500 of 9,878

  • 1923-01-25 Rusty Draper, American country & pop singer, born in Kirksville, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1923-01-25 Shirley Mason, American psychiatric patient (Commonly known as "Sybil"), born in Dodge Center, Minnesota (d. 1998)
  • 1923-02-05 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), born in Keithville, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • 1923-02-07 Martha Holmes, American photographer (d. 2006)
  • 1923-02-12 Mel Powell, American composer (Pulitzer Prize Music 1990), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1923-02-13 Michael Anthony Bilandic, American politician (d. 2002)
  • 1923-02-24 David Soyer, American cellist
  • 1923-03-02 Orrin Keepnews, American jazz producer and record label executive, born in NYC, New York
  • 1923-03-03 Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, (d. 2012)
  • 1923-03-03 Barney Martin, American actor, comedy writer and NYPD detective (Seinfeld), born in Queens, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1923-03-04 Willie Johnson, American electric blues guitarist (Howlin' Wolf's "How Many More Years"), born in Senatobia, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1923-03-06 Ed McMahon, American TV host (Johnny Carson Show, Star Search), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1923-03-09 Walter Kohn, Austrian-born American scientist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 1998), born in Vienna (d. 2016)
  • 1923-03-12 Mae Young, American professional wrestler
  • 1923-03-13 William F. Bolger, 65th Postmaster General of the United States, born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • 1923-03-18 Andy Granatelli, American motorsports entrepreneur
  • 1923-03-25 Bonnie Guitar [Buckingham], American guitarist, singer and record executive (Dark Moon), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2019)
  • 1923-03-26 Bob Elliott, American comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1923-04-02 Clifford Scott Green, American Federal Judge, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1923-04-02 Gloria Henry, American actress (Dennis the Menace), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1923-04-03 Jan Sterling [Jane Adriance], American actress (Ace in the Hole, The High and the Mighty), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1923-04-04 Manon Alving, Dutch actress (The Assault, Short American), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 2010)
  • 1923-04-08 George Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 2003)
  • 1923-04-13 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)

Person of interestHarry Reasoner

1923-04-17 Harry Reasoner, American newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC, CBS), born in Dakota City, Iowa (d. 1991)

Journalist Harry Reasoner
Journalist
Harry Reasoner
  • 1923-04-20 Mother Angelica, Catholic American Franciscan nun, born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1923-04-22 Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2006)

Person of interestBettie Page

1923-04-22 Bettie Page, American pinup model considered the 'Queen of Pinups' and the 'Dark Angel', born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2008)

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page
  • 1923-04-23 Avram Davidson, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Peregrine: Primus, Rork!), born in Yonkers, New York (d. 1993)
  • 1923-04-25 Albert King [Nelson], American blues guitarist and singer (BB King & Friends, Blues Alive), born in Indianola, Mississippi (d. 1992)
  • 1923-04-28 William Guarnere, South American WWII Veteran portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1923-04-30 Al Lewis [Alexander Meister], American actor (The Munsters, Used Cars), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1923-05-01 Joseph Heller, American novelist (Catch-22, 1963 Arts & Letters Award), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1923-05-04 Edward "Ed" Cassidy, American musician (Spirit), born in Harvey, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1923-05-09 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (d. 2008)
  • 1923-05-16 Merton Miller, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1923-05-27 Sumner Redstone, American entrepreneur
  • 1923-06-02 Del Simmons [James Joseph Simonian], American saxophonist (Captain Beefheart) (d. 2011)
  • 1923-06-06 V. C. Andrews, American author (Flowers in the Attic), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1986)
  • 1923-06-08 Malcolm Boyd, American Episcopal Priest, author and civil rights activist, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)

Person of interestErroll Garner

1923-06-15 Erroll Garner, American jazz pianist (Misty), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • 1923-06-26 Barbara Graham, American criminal convicted of murder, born in Oakland, California (d. 1955)
  • 1923-07-10 John Bradley, United States Navy corpsman, one of six who raised flag on top of Mt. Suribachi (see Iwo Jima), born in Antigo, Wisconsin (d. 1994)
  • 1923-07-14 Willie Steele, American Olympic gold medalist (d. 1989)
  • 1923-07-16 Chris Argyris, American business theorist and educator, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • 1923-07-18 Jerome H. Lemelson, American inventor, (held more than 600 patents), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1923-07-19 William A. Rusher, American lawyer and columnist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 1923-07-22 Bob [Robert] Dole, American politician (Senate Republican leader, 1985-96, Presidential candidate in 1996), born in Russell, Kansas
  • 1923-07-22 Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
  • 1923-07-23 Cyril M. Kornbluth, American sci-fi writer (Space Merchants), born in NYC, New York (d. 1958)

Person of interestEstelle Getty

1923-07-25 Estelle Getty, American actress (The Golden Girls, The Golden Palace), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)

Actress Estelle Getty
Actress
Estelle Getty
  • 1923-07-26 Jan Berenstain [Janice Marian Grant], American author (The Berenstain Bears), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1923-07-29 Gordon Mitchell [Charles Allen Pendleton], American actor and bodybuilder (Sinbad), born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2003)
  • 1923-07-31 Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach (father of Chris Evert), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1923-08-06 Jess Collins, American artist (d. 2004)
  • 1923-08-11 Stan Chambers, American television reporter
  • 1923-08-24 Arthur Jensen, American psychologist, born in San Diego, California (d. 2012)

Person of interestLouise Suggs

1923-09-07 Louise Suggs, American golfer, co-founder LPGA (11 major titles, US Open 1949, 52), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2015)

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs

Person of interestCliff Robertson

1923-09-09 Clifford "Cliff" Robertson, American actor (Charly, Spider-Man) and spokesman for AT&T, born in La Jolla, California (d. 2011)

  • 1923-09-09 Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, American virologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1923-10-12 Goody Petronelli, American boxing trainer and manager, born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1923-10-16 Linda Darnell, American actress (Unfaithfully Yours, A Letter to Three Wives), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1965)
  • 1923-10-17 Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist (The Wrecking Crew), born in Muskogee, Oklahoma (d. 2004)
  • 1923-10-20 Robert Craft, American conductor, writer and friend of Stravinsky, born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1923-10-24 Denise Levertov, American poet and essayist (Joy Beneath the Skin), born in Ilford, Essex, England (d. 1997)

Person of interestCarl Djerassi

1923-10-29 Carl Djerassi, Austrian-born American chemist and father of the contraceptive pill, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2015)

Chemist Carl Djerassi
Chemist
Carl Djerassi
  • 1923-11-18 Ted Stevens, American politician (U.S. Senator from Alaska, 1968-2009), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2010)
  • 1923-11-23 Daniel Brewster, American democrat (d. 2007)
  • 1923-11-23 Billy Haughton, American harness driver and trainer (Hambletonian x 4; Little Brown Jug x 5; Messenger Stakes x 7), born in Gloversville, NY (d. 1986)
  • 1923-12-05 Johnny Pate, American jazz bassist (Chicago soul), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • 1923-12-07 Ted Knight [Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka], American actor (Mary Tyler Moore, Too Close for Comfort), born in Terryville, Connecticut (d. 1986)
  • 1923-12-08 Rudolph Pariser, American chemist, born in Harbin, China
  • 1923-12-12 Bob Barker, American TV game show host (The Price is Right, Truth or Consequences), born in Darrington, Washington
  • 1923-12-15 Freeman Dyson, American physicist (known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering), born in Crowthorne, Berkshire, England
  • 1923-12-17 Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (d. 2006)
  • 1923-12-23 Milt Okun, American music producer and arranger (John Denver, Peter, Paul and Mary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1923-12-24 George Patton IV, American general, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • 1923-12-24 Iron Mike DiBiase, American wrestler, born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)
  • 1924-01-01 Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (Home Alone, Deranged, The Great Gatsby), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2011)
  • 1924-01-03 Nell Rankin, American singer (d. 2005)
  • 1924-01-11 Slim Harpo [James Moore], American blues musician (I'm a King Bee, Baby Scratch My Back), born in Lobdell, Louisiana (d. 1970)
  • 1924-01-11 Sam B. Hall, American politician (d. 1994)
  • 1924-01-26 Annette Strauss, American philanthropist and politician, born in Houston, Texas (d. 1998)
  • 1924-01-29 Peter Voulkos, American artist (d. 2002)
  • 1924-01-30 Lloyd Alexander, American writer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1924-02-01 H. Richard Hornberger, American writer (d. 1997)
  • 1924-02-02 Elfi von Dassanowsky, Austrian-American producer and musician
  • 1924-03-23 Bette Nesmith Graham, American inventor (liquid paper), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1980)
  • 1924-03-25 Julia Perry, African-American composer (Cask of Amontillado), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1924-04-10 Lee Bergere, American actor (Star Trek, Soap, Dynasty), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1924-04-10 Kenneth Noland, American Color Field painter, born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2010)
  • 1924-04-13 Jack Chick, American religious cartoonist (Chick tracts), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1924-04-20 Nina Foch, Dutch-American actress (The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, An American in Paris), born in Leiden, Netherlands (d. 2008)
  • 1924-04-24 Ruth Kobart [Kahn], American actor and singer (King's Quest VII, Forum), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • 1924-04-28 Blossom Dearie, American jazz singer and pianist, born in East Durnham, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1924-05-07 Albert Band, American film director, born in Paris (d. 2002)
  • 1924-05-13 Theodore Mann, American theatre producer and director
  • 1924-05-14 Brad Anderson, American cartoonist (Marmaduke), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1924-05-15 Ursula Thiess [Schmidt], German actress (Monsoon, Bengal Brigade, Americano), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 2010)
  • 1924-05-18 Priscilla Pointer, American actress (Carrie, Mommie Dearest), born in NYC, New York

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2401 - 2,500 of 4,973

  • 2001-05-03 Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer, dies at 64
  • 2001-05-04 Bonnie Lee Bakley, American murder victim (b. 1956)
  • 2001-05-09 James E. Myers, American songwriter (Rock Around the Clock) & producer, dies at 81
  • 2001-05-10 Deborah Walley, American actress (b. 1943)
  • 2001-05-12 [Pierino] Perry Como, American singer (Catch A Falling Star) and TV personality (The Perry Como Show) dies at 89
  • 2001-05-13 Jason Miller, American actor and writer (Exorcist, Light of Day), dies at 62
  • 2001-05-17 Frank G. Slaughter, American novelist and physician (b. 1908)
  • 2001-05-19 Susannah McCorkle, American singer (b. 1946)
  • 2001-05-26 Anne Haney, American actress (Mrs. Sellner in Mrs. Doubtfire, Greta the secretary in Liar Liar), dies at 67
  • 2001-05-27 Ramon Bieri, American actor (Badlands, The Andromeda Strain), dies at 71
  • 2001-05-28 Joe Moakley, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts (1973-2001), dies at 74
  • 2001-05-31 Arlene Francis, American actress and radio and television personality (What's My Line?), dies at 93
  • 2001-06-01 Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist (b. 1920)
  • 2001-06-02 Imogene Coca, American comedienne (Your Show of Shows, Grindl), dies at 92
  • 2001-06-02 Joey Maxim, American boxer, dies at 79
  • 2001-06-04 John Hartford, American musician (b. 1937)
  • 2001-06-07 Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones), dies of a heart attack at 49
  • 2001-06-10 Mike Mentzer, American bodybuilder (b. 1951)
  • 2001-06-11 Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist, executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing aged 33
  • 2001-06-21 John Lee Hooker, American blues guitarist (Boogie Chillen), dies at 83
  • 2001-06-21 Carroll O'Connor, American actor (All in the Family, In the Heat of the Night), dies of a heart attack at 76

Person of interestJack Lemmon

2001-06-27 Jack Lemmon, American actor (Days of Wine & Roses, Missing), dies of colon cancer and metastatic cancer of the bladder at 76

  • 2001-06-28 Mortimer Adler, American philosopher (b. 1902)
  • 2001-06-30 Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 64
  • 2001-07-03 Johnny Russell, American country singer and songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2001-07-05 Ernie K-Doe, African-American singer (Mother-in-Law), dies of cirrhosis at 65
  • 2001-07-16 Terry Gordy, American professional wrestler, dies at 40
  • 2001-07-17 Katharine Graham, American publisher (The Washington Post during Watergate), dies at 84
  • 2001-07-18 James Hatfield, American author (b. 1958)
  • 2001-07-19 Judy Clay [Guions], American soul and gospel singer, dies from complications from a car accident at 62
  • 2001-07-21 Steve Barton, American actor (b. 1954)
  • 2001-07-23 Eudora Welty, American novelist (Optimist's Daughter-Pulitzer 1973), dies at 92
  • 2001-07-26 Rex Barber, American WWII aviator (b. 1917)
  • 2001-07-27 Leon Wilkeson, American guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), dies at 49
  • 2001-07-31 Poul Anderson, American author (b. 1926)
  • 2001-08-02 Ron Townson, American singer (The 5th Dimension), dies of kidney failure at 68
  • 2001-08-04 Lorenzo Music, American writer, actor and voice actor (Carlton-Rhoda, Garfield), dies at 64
  • 2001-08-19 Betty Everett, American singer and pianist (b. 1939)
  • 2001-08-20 Kim Stanley [Patricia Reid], American actress (Séance on a Wet Afternoon, The Chase, Right Stuff), dies at 76
  • 2001-08-23 Kathleen Freeman, American actress (Beverly Hillbillies, 3 Ring Circus), dies of lung cancer at 82
  • 2001-08-23 Peter Maas, American novelist (b. 1929)
  • 2001-08-24 Bettejane "Jane" Greer, American actress (Out of the Past, Prisoner of Zenda, Clown), dies at 76
  • 2001-08-25 Aaliyah [Haughton], American singer and actress, dies in a plane crash in the Bahamas at 22
  • 2001-09-02 Troy Donahue, American actor (Hawaiian Eye), dies at 65
  • 2001-09-03 Pauline Kael, American film critic (b. 1919)
  • 2001-09-03 Thuy Trang, Vietnamese-American actress (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), dies at 27
  • 2001-09-04 Hank the Angry Drunken Dwarf, American radio personality (b. 1962)
  • 2001-09-05 Justin Wilson, American Cajun chef (Wise Potato Chips) and humorist, dies at 87
  • 2001-09-05 Heywood Hale Broun, American TV commentator and sports correspondent, dies at 83
  • 2001-09-07 Billie Lou Watt, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2001-09-11 Alice Stewart Trillin, American author (b. 1938)
  • 2001-09-11 David Angell, American sitcom creator (b. 1946)
  • 2001-09-11 Tom Burnett, American businessman (b. 1963)
  • 2001-09-11 Angel L. Juarbe, Jr., American firefighter (b. 1966)
  • 2001-09-11 John P. O'Neill, American anti-terrorism FBI agent (b. 1952)
  • 2001-09-11 John Ogonowski, pilot for American Airlines Flight 11 (b. 1951)
  • 2001-09-11 Barbara Olson, American political commentator (b. 1955)
  • 2001-09-12 Victor Wong [Yee Keung Victor Wong], American actor (Big Trouble in Little China), dies of a heart attack at 74
  • 2001-09-13 Dorothy McGuire, American actress (Gentlemen's Agreement, Old Yeller, Summer Magic), dies of cardiac arrest following a short illness at 85
  • 2001-09-16 Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer and co-founder of American International Pictures, dies at 83
  • 2001-10-01 Kathleen Ankers, American scenic designer (b. 1919)
  • 2001-10-05 Mike Mansfield, American politician (b. 1903)
  • 2001-10-06 Arne Harris, American television sports director, dies at 67
  • 2001-10-07 Herblock [Herbert Lawrence Block], American cartoonist, dies at 91
  • 2001-10-09 Dagmar [Virginia Ruth Egnor], American actress, model, and television personality (Broadway's Open House), dies at 79
  • 2001-10-09 Herbert Ross, American film director and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2001-10-10 Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer, dies at 90
  • 2001-10-17 Jay Livingston, American composer (Buttons & Bows, Mona Lisa, Tammy), dies at 86
  • 2001-10-20 Ted Ammon, American financier and investment banker, bludgeoned to death at 52
  • 2001-11-10 Ken Kesey, American author (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), dies at 66
  • 2001-11-16 Tommy Flanagan, American jazz pianist (b. 1930)
  • 2001-11-22 Mary Kay Ash, American businesswoman, founded Mary Kay Cosmetics (b. 1915)
  • 2001-11-22 Norman Granz, American jazz impresario and producer (b. 1918)
  • 2001-11-23 O. C Smith, American jazz singer (Little Green Apples), dies at 69
  • 2001-11-24 Melanie Thornton, American dance/pop singer (b. 1967)
  • 2001-11-28 William Kienzle, American author (b. 1928)
  • 2001-11-28 Kal Mann, American lyricist (Let's Twist Again), dies at 84
  • 2001-11-29 John Knowles, American writer (Morning in Antibes), dies at 75
  • 2001-12-01 Ellis R Dungan, American born Indian film director (b. 1909)
  • 2001-12-03 Grady Martin, American country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), dies at 72
  • 2001-12-08 Don Tennant, American advertising executive (b. 1922)
  • 2001-12-13 Chuck Schuldiner, American musician (Death) (b. 1967)
  • 2001-12-15 Russ Haas, American professional wrestler, dies of heart attack at 27
  • 2001-12-15 Rufus Thomas [Mr. Swing], American musician (Do the Funky Chicken), dies at 84
  • 2001-12-20 Foster Brooks, American comedian and actor (The Villain, Oddballs, Mork & Mindy), dies of natural causes at 89
  • 2001-12-21 Dick Schaap, American sports journalist (b. 1934)
  • 2001-12-28 Samuel A. Goldblith, American food scientist (b. 1919)
  • 2001-12-28 William X. Kienzle, American novelist (b. 1928)
  • 2001-12-31 Eileen Heckart, American actress (Butterflies Are Free, Doll's House, Trauma Center), dies of lung cancer at 82
  • 2002-01-01 Julia Phillips, American film producer, dies at 57
  • 2002-01-07 Avery Schreiber, American comedian and actor (My Mother the Car), dies at 66
  • 2002-01-08 Dave Thomas, American businessman who founded Wendy's Restaurants, dies at 69
  • 2002-01-10 W.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (b. 1909)
  • 2002-01-13 Ted Demme, American film director, dies at 38
  • 2002-01-16 Bobo Olson, American boxer (b. 1928)
  • 2002-01-16 Ron Taylor, American actor (b. 1952)
  • 2002-01-17 Bishop Karas, Sudanese-born American religious leader (b. 1955)
  • 2002-01-17 Queenie Leonard, American actress (b. 1905)
  • 2002-01-21 Peggy Lee [Norma Delores Egstrom], American singer (Is That All There Is), dies at 81
  • 2002-01-22 Stanley Marcus, American business executive (b. 1905)