United States of America in History (Part 27)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2601 - 2,700 of 10,105

  • 1925-10-09 Johnny Stompanato, American organized crime figure and abusive partner of actress Lana Turner, born in Woodstock, Illinois (d. 1958)
  • 1925-10-13 Frank D Gilroy, American writer (Subject Was Roses)
  • 1925-10-20 Tom Dowd, American recording engineer (d. 2002)
  • 1925-10-26 Jan Wolkers, Dutch sculptor and novelist (Brief American), born in Oegstgeest, Netherlands (d. 2007)
  • 1925-10-27 Albert Medwin, American electrical engineer and inventor
  • 1925-10-29 Dominick Dunne, American author
  • 1925-10-30 Gus Savage, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1981- 93), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1925-10-30 Teo Macero [Attilio Joseph Macero], American composer, born in Glens Falls, New York
  • 1925-10-31 Lee Grant [Lyova Haskell Rosenthal], American actress (Shampoo, Mulholland Drive), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestDoris Roberts

1925-11-04 Doris Roberts, American actress (Everybody Loves Raymond), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)

Actress Doris Roberts
Actress
Doris Roberts

Person of interestRobert F. Kennedy

1925-11-20 Robert F. Kennedy, American politician (D-Sen-NY, US Attorney General), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1968)

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy
  • 1925-11-23 Johnny Mandel, American songwriter
  • 1925-11-24 William F. Buckley Jr, New York, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line)
  • 1925-12-01 Martin Rodbell, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1925-12-03 Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose, Gone)
  • 1925-12-10 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer (Yin, Pulitzer 1985), born in Spokane, Washington, (d. 2014)
  • 1925-12-10 Jean Byron [Imogene Audette Burkhart], American actress (The Patty Duke Show), born in Paducah, Kentucky (d. 2006)
  • 1925-12-11 Paul Greengard, American neuroscientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1925-12-15 Kasey Rogers, American actress (Bewitched), born in Morehouse, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1925-12-22 Lewis Glucksman, American financier (d. 2006)
  • 1925-12-29 Pete Dye, American golf course architect
  • 1926-01-02 Howard Caine, American actor (Brushfire), born in Nashville Tennessee (d. 1993)
  • 1926-01-05 Hosea Williams, American activist (d. 2000)
  • 1926-01-05 William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet
  • 1926-01-06 Pat Flaherty, American racecar driver (d. 2002)
  • 1926-01-17 Newton N. Minow, American lawyer and statesman
  • 1926-02-02 Miguel Cardinal Obando y Bravo, 1st Cent American cardinal (Nicaragua)
  • 1926-02-03 Shelley Berman, comedian (Son of Blob, Love American Style), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1926-02-06 Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer and director, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1926-02-06 Walker Edmiston, American actor (Star Trek, Gunsmoke, Mission: Impossible, The Dukes of Hazzard), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1926-02-08 Neal Cassady, American writer (d. 1968)
  • 1926-02-12 Charles Van Doren, American quiz show contestant
  • 1926-02-20 Richard Matheson, American author, (d. 2013)

Person of interestPete Rozelle

1926-03-01 Pete Rozelle [Alvin Rozelle], American NFL commissioner (1960-89), born in South Gate, California (d. 1996)

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle
  • 1926-03-02 Murray Rothbard, American economist (d. 1995)
  • 1926-03-03 Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu (1982-1993), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)

Person of interestRichard DeVos

1926-03-04 Richard DeVos, American billionaire, co-founder of Amway, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Co-founder of Amway Richard DeVos
Co-founder of Amway
Richard DeVos
  • 1926-03-04 Fran Warren, American singer, (d. 2013)

Person of interestAlan Greenspan

1926-03-06 Alan Greenspan, American economist, presidential advisor and Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States (1987-2006), born in NYC, New York

US Fed Chairman & Economist Alan Greenspan
US Fed Chairman & Economist
Alan Greenspan
  • 1926-03-15 Benjamin Burwell Johnston, Jr. Macon Geeorgia, American composer
  • 1926-03-15 Tim Valentine, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1983-95 ), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 2015)

Person of interestJerry Lewis

1926-03-16 Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch], American comedian (Martin and Lewis, MDA Telethon), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2017)

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis
  • 1926-03-16 Charles Goodell, American politician (d. 1987)
  • 1926-03-18 Peter Graves [Aurness], American actor (Mission Impossible, Airplane!, Stalag 17), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2010)
  • 1926-03-27 Frank O'Hara, American writer and poet, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1966)

Person of interestAnne McCaffrey

1926-04-01 Anne [Inez] McCaffrey, American sci-fi author (Dragonflight, Dragondrums), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey

Person of interestHugh Hefner

1926-04-09 Hugh Hefner, American magazine publisher and businessman (Playboy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)

Playboy Founder & Businessman Hugh Hefner
Playboy Founder & Businessman
Hugh Hefner
  • 1926-04-14 Liz Renay [Pearl Elizabeth Dobbins], American actress (Desperate Living), born in Chandler, Arizona (d. 2007)

Person of interestHarper Lee

1926-04-28 [Nelle] Harper Lee, American author (To Kill a Mockingbird), born in Monroeville Alabama (d. 2016)

Author Harper Lee
Author
Harper Lee
  • 1926-05-05 Ann B Davis, American actress (Bob Cummings Show, Alice-Brady Bunch), born in Schenectady NY, (d. 2014)
  • 1926-05-20 Bob Sweikert, American race car driver (d. 1956)

Person of interestMiles Davis

1926-05-26 Miles Davis, American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer, born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1991)

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis

Person of interestMarilyn Monroe

1926-06-01 Marilyn Monroe [Norma Jean Mortenson], American actress (Some Like It Hot), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1962)

Person of interestAllen Ginsberg

1926-06-03 Allen Ginsberg, American beat poet (Howl), born in Newark, New Jersey

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • 1926-06-09 Mona Freeman, American actress (Black Beauty, Dear Wife, Heiress), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)

Person of interestMel Brooks

1926-06-28 Mel Brooks [ Melvin Kaminsky], American actor, comedian and director (Get Smart, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs), born in NYC, New York

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
  • 1926-07-01 Robert Fogel, American economic historian and Nobel laureate, born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-07-09 Ben Roy Mottelson, American-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1926-07-09 Murphy Anderson, American comic artist (DC Comics), born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1926-07-11 Frederick Buechner, American author
  • 1926-07-16 Irwin Rose, American biologist, Nobel laureate (Chemistry 2004), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1926-07-17 Charles Champlin, American film critic and writer
  • 1926-07-21 Paul Burke, American actor (Naked City, Thomas Crown Affair, Neal-Dynasty), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2009)
  • 1926-07-26 James Best [Jewel Franklin Guy], American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard, Sounder), born in Powderly, Kentucky (d. 2015)
  • 1926-07-28 Charlie Biddle, American-born Quebec jazz bassist (d. 2003)
  • 1926-07-31 Hilary Putnam, American philosopher, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1926-08-01 Karl Kohn, American composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1926-08-06 Norman Wexler, American screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1926-08-10 Benjamin Ward, 1st African American NYC Police Commissioner (1984-89), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1926-08-12 Joe Jones, American R&B singer (d. 2005)
  • 1926-08-12 Wallace Markfield, American writer (d. 2002)
  • 1926-08-19 Arthur Rock, American venture capitalist
  • 1926-08-23 Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist, (d. 2006)
  • 1926-08-24 Nancy Spero, American feminist artist, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1926-08-29 Elizabeth "Betty" Lynn, American actress (The Andy Griffith Show), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1926-09-03 Anne Jackson, American stage actress (Twice Around the Park), born in Millvale, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1926-09-07 Donald Irwin, Rosario, Argentina, American politician, (d. 2013)

Person of interestEd Warren

1926-09-07 Ed Warren [Edward Warren Miney], American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Paranormal Investigator Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Ed Warren
  • 1926-09-07 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1926-09-15 Edward Derwinski, American congressman for Chicago 1959-83, first Secretary of Veteran Affairs 1989-1992, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1926-09-18 Bob Toski, American golfer
  • 1926-09-19 James Lipton, American actor, writer and host of Inside the Actors Studio, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1926-10-01 Roger Williams, American pianist
  • 1926-10-05 Willi Unsoeld, American climber (d. 1979)
  • 1926-10-13 Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist , born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1926-10-15 Evan Hunter, [Ed McBain], American writer (Blackboard Jungle)
  • 1926-10-19 Joel Feinberg, American moral philosopher (d. 2004)
  • 1926-11-12 Jack Ryan, American inventor (Barbie Doll, Hot Wheels, Chatty Cathy)
  • 1926-11-23 R. L. Burnside, American blues musician (Deep Blues), born in Harmontown, Mississippi (d. 2005)
  • 1926-11-25 Jeffrey Hunter, American actor (Star Trek Cage, The Searchers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1969)
  • 1926-12-09 Henry Way Kendall, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
  • 1926-12-16 James McCracken, American tenor (d. 1988)
  • 1926-12-19 Herb Stempel, American game show contestant

Person of interestVernon L. Smith

1927-01-01 Vernon L. Smith, American economist and Nobel laureate, born in Wichita, Kansas

Economist Vernon L. Smith
Economist
Vernon L. Smith
  • 1927-01-10 Lee Philips, American actor and director (Peyton Place, Ellery Queen), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1927-01-13 Brock Adams, American politician (d. 2004)
  • 1927-01-17 Donald Erb, American composer known for large orchestral works, born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1927-01-17 Dr Tom Dooley, American humanitarian (d. 1961)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2601 - 2,700 of 5,029

  • 2002-07-19 Alan Lomax, American folksong collector (b. 1915)
  • 2002-07-23 William Luther Pierce, American author and activist (b. 1933)
  • 2002-07-23 Chaim Potok, American novelist and rabbi (b. 1929)
  • 2002-08-05 Josh Ryan Evans, American actor (b. 1982)
  • 2002-08-05 Chick Hearn, American basketball announcer (b. 1916)

Person of interestMichael Houser

2002-08-10 Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic), dies of pancreatic cancer at 40

Guitarist Michael Houser
Guitarist
Michael Houser
  • 2002-08-11 Galen Rowell, American photographer and mountain climber (b. 1940)
  • 2002-08-14 Dave Williams, American singer (Drowning Pool) (b. 1972)
  • 2002-08-16 Jeff Corey [Arthur Zwerling], American actor (Getting Straight, Superman & Mole Men), dies at 88
  • 2002-08-18 Dean Riesner, American film and television writer (b. 1918)
  • 2002-09-03 W. Clement Stone, American entrepreneur (b. 1902)
  • 2002-09-05 David Todd Wilkinson, American astronomer, author of the first study of the Cosmic microwave background radiation (b. 1935)
  • 2002-09-07 Erma Franklin, American gospel and R&B singer (Piece Of My Heart), dies at 64
  • 2002-09-11 Kim Hunter [Janet Cole], American actress (A Streetcar Named Desire, Planet of the Apes), dies at 79
  • 2002-09-16 James Gregory, American actor (My Favorite Martian, Barney Miller), dies at 90
  • 2002-09-18 Bob Hayes, American athlete (b. 1942)
  • 2002-09-21 Robert L. Forward, American physicist and writer (b. 1932)
  • 2002-09-24 Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, dies at 62
  • 2002-10-01 Walter Annenberg, American publisher (Triangle-TV Guide) and philanthropist, dies at 94
  • 2002-10-03 Bruce Paltrow, American television and film producer (b. 1943)
  • 2002-10-09 Charles Guggenheim, American film director and producer (b. 1924)
  • 2002-10-09 Aileen Wournos, American serial killer sentenced to death (b. 1956)
  • 2002-10-10 Teresa Graves, American actress and singer (b. 1948)
  • 2002-10-12 Ray Conniff, American bandleader and musician (Ray Conniff Singers), dies at 85

Person of interestStephen E. Ambrose

2002-10-13 Stephen E. Ambrose, American historian (Band of Brothers), dies of lung cancer at 66

  • 2002-10-14 Norbert Schultze, American composer and songwriter (b. 1911)
  • 2002-10-16 Angela Dawson, American murder victim
  • 2002-10-17 Aileen Riggin, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1920, 24), dies at 96
  • 2002-10-20 Barbara Berjer, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2002-10-23 Adolph Green, American lyricist and playwright (b. 1915)
  • 2002-10-24 Winton M. Blount, United States Postmaster General (b. 1921)
  • 2002-10-24 Harry Hay, American activist (b. 1912)
  • 2002-10-27 Tom Dowd, American recording engineer (b. 1925)
  • 2002-10-28 Margaret Booth, American film editor (b. 1898)
  • 2002-10-29 Glenn McQueen, American animator (b. 1960)
  • 2002-10-30 Jam Master Jay, American rapper and musician (Run DMC) (b. 1965)
  • 2002-11-02 Charles Sheffield, American author and physicist (b. 1935)
  • 2002-11-03 Jonathan Harris, American actor (Dr Zachary Smith-Lost in Space), dies at 87
  • 2002-11-05 Billy Guy, American singer (The Coasters) dies of cardiovascular disease at 66
  • 2002-11-06 Sid Sackson, American board game designer (b. 1920)
  • 2002-11-09 William Schutz, American psychologist (b. 1925)
  • 2002-11-09 Merlin Santana, American actor (b. 1976)
  • 2002-11-14 Eddie Bracken, American actor (Summer Stock, Young & Willing), dies at 87
  • 2002-11-18 James Coburn, American actor (Our Man Flint, Magnificent Seven), dies at 74
  • 2002-11-21 Hadda Brooks, American jazz singer, pianist, and composer (b. 1916)
  • 2002-11-26 Verne Winchell, American doughnut entrepreneur (b. 1915)
  • 2002-11-28 Dave "Snaker" Ray, American blues musician (b. 1943)
  • 2002-11-29 George "Two Ton" Harris, American professional wrestler (b. 1927)
  • 2002-11-30 Tim Woods, American professional wrestler (b. 1934)

Person of interestRoone Arledge

2002-12-05 Roone Arledge, American sports broadcasting pioneer, dies of prostate cancer at 71

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer and President of ABC Sports
Roone Arledge
  • 2002-12-06 Philip Berrigan, American civil rights activist (b. 1923)
  • 2002-12-09 Ian Hornak, American Painter, Draughtsman and Sculptor (b. 1944)
  • 2002-12-09 Stan Rice, American painter, educator, and poet (b. 1942)
  • 2002-12-12 Dee Brown, American author (b. 1908)
  • 2002-12-12 Brad Dexter [Boris Milanovich], American actor (Macao, The Magnificent Seven), dies of emphysema at 85
  • 2002-12-12 Jay Wesley Neill, American convicted murderer (b. 1965)
  • 2002-12-24 Laci Peterson, American murder victim, dies at 27
  • 2002-12-25 William T. Orr, American television producer (b. 1917)
  • 2002-12-26 Herb Ritts, American photographer (b. 1952)
  • 2002-12-26 Armand Zildjian, American cymbal manufacturer (b. 1921)
  • 2002-12-27 George Roy Hill, American film director (b. 1922)
  • 2002-12-30 Mary Brian, American actress (b. 1906)
  • 2002-12-31 Kevin MacMichael, American guitarist (Cutting Crew) (b. 1951)
  • 2003-01-01 Joe Foss, American fighter ace (Medal of Honor-1943) and politician, dies at 87
  • 2003-01-01 F. William Free, American advertising executive (b. 1928)
  • 2003-01-04 Sabine Ulibarri, Mexican American writer (b. 1919)
  • 2003-01-04 Conrad Hall, American cinematographer (b. 1927)
  • 2003-01-05 Jean Kerr, American author (b. 1923)
  • 2003-01-09 Will McDonough, American sports journalist (b. 1935)
  • 2003-01-11 Richard Simmons, American actor (Sergeant Preston of the Yukon), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 89
  • 2003-01-12 Dean Amadon, American ornithologist, dies at 90
  • 2003-01-13 Norman Panama, American screenwriter and director (b. 1914)
  • 2003-01-15 Doris Fisher, American singer and songwriter, dies at 87
  • 2003-01-17 Richard Crenna, American actor (Rambo, Summer Rental, Sand Pebbles), dies at 76
  • 2003-01-18 Edward "The Sheik" Farhat, American professional wrestler (b. 1926)
  • 2003-01-20 Al Hirschfeld, American caricaturist (NINA, NY Times), dies at 99
  • 2003-01-20 Nedra Volz, American actress (b. 1908)
  • 2003-01-21 Paul Haines, American-born Canadian poet (b. 1933)
  • 2003-01-22 Bill Mauldin, American cartoonist famous for his World War II cartoons depicting American soldiers (Pulitzer-1945, 59), dies of Alzheimer's disease and a bathtub scalding at 81
  • 2003-01-23 Nell Carter, American singer and actress (b. 1948)
  • 2003-01-29 Frank Moss, American politician (b. 1911)
  • 2003-02-02 Lou Harrison, American composer (La Koro Sutro), dies of a heart attack at 85
  • 2003-02-03 Lana Clarkson, American actress (b. 1962)
  • 2003-02-05 Helge Boes, American Central Intelligence Agency officer
  • 2003-02-10 Edgar de Evia, American photographer (b. 1910)
  • 2003-02-10 Curt Hennig, American professional wrestler, dies at 44
  • 2003-02-10 Clark MacGregor, United States Congressman from Minnesota (b. 1922)
  • 2003-02-19 Johnny PayCheck, American country singer/songwriter (b. 1938)
  • 2003-02-20 Orville Freeman, American politician (b. 1918)
  • 2003-02-20 Ty Longley, American guitarist (Great White) (b. 1971)
  • 2003-02-22 Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (b. 1913)
  • 2003-02-23 Robert K. Merton, American sociologist (b. 1910)
  • 2003-02-23 Howard "Howie" Epstein, American bass guitarist (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers), dies from an overdose at 47
  • 2003-03-02 Hank Ballard, American musician (b. 1927)
  • 2003-03-03 Luis Marden, American photojournalist (b. 1913)
  • 2003-03-06 John Sanford, American author (b. 1904)
  • 2003-03-08 Karen Morley, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2003-03-09 Stan Brakhage, American filmmaker (b. 1933)
  • 2003-03-12 Howard Fast, American author (b. 1914)
  • 2003-03-12 Lynne Thigpen, American actress (b. 1948)