United States of America in History (Part 25)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2401 - 2,500 of 9,831

  • 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 founder of Riverside Records label, born in The Bronx, 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 (d. 2009)
  • 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 and one of the pioneers in women's wrestling (National Wrestling Alliance, WWF), born in Sand Springs, Oklahoma (d. 2014)
  • 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 [McEniry], American actress (Dennis the Menace), born in New Orleans, Louisiana [1]
  • 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
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 ("Born Under A Bad Sign"; "That's What The Blues Is About"), 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, and "unofficial mayor" of Hollywood (d. 2008)
  • 1923-05-16 Merton Miller, American economist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1923-05-27 Sumner Redstone, American media mogul (ViacomCBS), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2020)
  • 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 (d. 1977)

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)

Person of interestBob Dole

1923-07-22 Bob Dole, American politician (Senate Republican leader, 1985-96, Presidential candidate in 1996), born in Russell, Kansas

US Senator and Presidential Candidate Bob Dole
US Senator and Presidential Candidate
Bob Dole
  • 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
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
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 (The Mary Tyler Moore Show - "Ted Baxter"; 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 (d. 2020)
  • 1923-12-17 Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (d. 2006)
  • 1923-12-23 Milt Okun, American music producer, conductor, and arranger (John Denver; Peter, Paul and Mary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1923-12-24 George Patton IV, American general in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, 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 operatic mezzo-soprano (Carmen; Metropolitan Opera, 1951-76), born in Montgomery, Alabama (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, American classical composer (Soul Symphony; Cask of Amontillado; Homunuclus C.F.), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1979)
  • 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
  • 1924-05-31 Patricia Roberts Harris, (Rep-D),1st African American woman cabinet member, born in Mattoon, Illinois (d. 1985)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 2401 - 2,500 of 4,945

  • 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 (Dennis the Menace), dies of prostate cancer at 81
  • 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 [Harford], American folk and bluegrass fiddler, banjo player, and songwrite ("Gentle On My Mind"), dies at 63
  • 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)

Person of interestTimothy McVeigh

2001-06-11 Timothy McVeigh, American Oklahoma City bomber and terrorist, executed for bombing Oklahoma City at 33

Oklahoma City Bomber and Terrorist Timothy McVeigh
Oklahoma City Bomber and Terrorist
Timothy McVeigh
  • 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 science-fiction and fantasy author, winner of 7 Hugo and 3 Nebula Awards (The Sharing of Flesh; Mirkheim; After Doomsday), dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • 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 (Rhoda - Carlton, the doorman; 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 pop-dance singer (La Bouche - "Be My Lover"), dies in a plane crash near Zürich, Switzerland, at 34
  • 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 ("Fever"; "Is That All There Is?"), songwriter ("Mañana"), and actress (Pete Kelly's Blues; Lady and the Tramp), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • 2002-01-22 Stanley Marcus, American business executive (b. 1905)
  • 2002-01-23 Paul Aars, American racecar driver (b. 1934)
  • 2002-01-23 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (Anarchy, State, and Utopia), dies at 63
  • 2002-01-31 Francis Gabreski, American fighter pilot (b. 1919)
  • 2002-02-02 Paul Baloff, American singer (Exodus) (b. 1960)
  • 2002-02-02 Claude Brown, American writer (b. 1937)
  • 2002-02-04 George Nader, American actor (Robot Monster, Away All Boats), dies at 80
  • 2002-02-10 Dave Van Ronk, American folk singer and songwriter, dies at 65
  • 2002-02-13 Waylon Jennings, American country singer and guitarist ("I'm A Ramblin' Man" ), dies of diabetic complications at 64
  • 2002-02-15 Howard K. Smith, American print and broadcast journalist, dies from pneumonia at 87
  • 2002-02-21 Harold Pruett, American actor (Sybil, Embrace of the Vampire), dies of a drug overdose at 32
  • 2002-02-22 Charles "Chuck" Jones, American animator and cartoonist best known for his work with Warner Bros. (Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Porky Pig), dies of congestive heart failure at 89