United States of America in History (Part 27)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2601 - 2,700 of 9,831

  • 1925-11-24 William F. Buckley Jr, American conservative author and commentator (National Review, Firing Line), born in NYC (d. 2008)
  • 1925-12-01 Martin Rodbell, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
  • 1925-12-03 Ferlin Husky, American country singer (Born to Lose; Gone), born in Desloge, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • 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 2000), born in NYC, New York
  • 1925-12-15 Kasey Rogers, American actress (Bewitched), born in Morehouse, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1925-12-22 Lewis Glucksman, American financier, born in Manhattan, New York City (d. 2006)
  • 1925-12-29 Pete Dye, American golf course designer (TPC at Sawgrass, Crooked Stick, Oakwood CC), born in Urbana, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • 1926-01-02 Howard Caine, American actor (Brushfire), born in Nashville Tennessee (d. 1993)
  • 1926-01-05 Hosea Williams, American activist, born in Attapulgus, Georgia (d. 2000)
  • 1926-01-05 William De Witt Snodgrass, American poet, born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (d. 2009)
  • 1926-01-06 Pat Flaherty, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500, 1956), born in Glendale, California (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 & 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 (Twenty-One), born in New York City
  • 1926-02-20 Richard Matheson, American author, (d. 2013)

Person of interestPete Rozelle

1926-03-01 Pete Rozelle, American football executive (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 businessman who co-founded Amway, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2018)

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

Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Alan Greenspan
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Alan Greenspan
  • 1926-03-15 Ben Johnston [Benjamin Burwell Johnston Jr], American microtonal composer (Gambit), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2019)
  • 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
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
  • 1926-04-01 Charles Bressler, American tenor
  • 1926-04-08 Henry N. Cobb, American architect (Pei Cobb Freed & Partners), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2020)

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
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 (Kinda Blue; Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet; Sketches of Spain), 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, The Fall of America) and 1960s counterculture icon, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1997)

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 (Nobel Prize 1993), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1926-07-09 Ben Roy Mottelson, American-Danish physicist (Nobel 1975), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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 Prize Chemistry 2004), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 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 (symbolic anthropology), born in San Francisco, California (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 J. Irwin, American politician (32nd Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2013)

Person of interestEd Warren

1926-09-07 Ed 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, instructor (PGA Tour leading money winner 1954), born in Haydenville, Massachusetts
  • 1926-09-19 James Lipton, American actor, writer and host of Inside the Actors Studio, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2020)
  • 1926-10-05 Willi Unsoeld, American mountaineer (First ascent of the West Ridge of Mount Everest), born in Arcata, California (d. 1979)
  • 1926-10-13 Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1926-10-15 Ed McBain [Evan Hunter], American writer (Blackboard Jungle), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 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 1990-pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1999)
  • 1926-12-16 James McCracken, American operatic tenor (Otello), born in Gary, Indiana (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
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)
  • 1927-01-23 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur & explorer, born in Solna Municipality, Sweden (d. 1994)

Person of interestLorraine Warren

1927-01-31 Lorraine Warren (née Moran), American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Monroe, Connecticut (d. 2019)

Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Lorraine Warren
  • 1927-02-01 Galway Kinnell, American author (Body Rags, Book of Nightmares), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2014)
  • 1927-02-03 Kenneth Anger, American Underground Filmmaker
  • 1927-02-03 Joan Lowery Nixon, American writer (d. 2003)
  • 1927-02-05 Ruth Fertel, American entrepreneur (d. 2002)
  • 1927-02-18 John Warner, American politician (Sen-R-VA, 1979-2009) married Elizabeth Taylor, born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestSidney Poitier

1927-02-20 Sidney Poitier, Bahamian-American actor, first black actor to win Oscar for Best Actor ('Lillies in the Field' - 1963), born in Miami, Florida

  • 1927-02-22 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1999)
  • 1927-02-25 Richard "Dick" Jones, American actor ("Pinocchio "- Pinocchio, The Frontiersman), born in Snyder, Texas (d. 2014)
  • 1927-02-25 Jane Nigh, American actress (Lorelei-Big Town, Blue Blood, Rawhide), born in Hollywood, California (d. 1993)
  • 1927-02-27 Doralyn "Lynn" Cartwright, American character actress (A League of Their Own), born in McAlester, Oklahoma (d. 2004)
  • 1927-03-04 Robert Orben, American magician

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 2601 - 2,700 of 4,945

  • 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, President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football) and ABC News, dies of prostate cancer at 71 [1] [2]

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer
Roone Arledge
  • 2002-12-06 Philip Berrigan, American peace activist and Roman Catholic priest, dies at 79
  • 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 mass murderer, dies at 37
  • 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 fashion photographer, dies at 50
  • 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, Canadian guitarist, songwriter and record producer (Cutting Crew - "(I Just) Died in Your Arms"), dies of lung cancer at 51
  • 2003-01-01 Joe Foss, American fighter ace, football executive (Medal of Honor-1943; first commissioner American Football League) and politician, dies at 87
  • 2003-01-01 F. William Free, American advertising executive (I'm Cheryl – Fly Me.), dies at 74
  • 2003-01-04 Sabine Ulibarri, Mexican American writer (b. 1919)
  • 2003-01-04 Conrad Hall, Tahitian-American cinematographer, dies at 76
  • 2003-01-05 Jean Kerr, Irish-American novelist (Please Don't Eat the Daisies), dies at 80
  • 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 ("Tutti Frutti"; You Always Hurt the One You Love": "Tampico"), 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 actress (Nell-Gimme a Break, Lobo), dies at 54
  • 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, shot and killed by Phil Spector at 40
  • 2003-02-05 Helge Boes, American Central Intelligence Agency officer
  • 2003-02-10 Edgar de Evia, Mexican-American photographer, dies at 92
  • 2003-02-10 Curt Hennig, American professional wrestler, dies at 44
  • 2003-02-10 Clark MacGregor, American Republican politician (involved in Watergate), dies at 80
  • 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 [John Henry Kendricks], American rocker (The Midnighters - "The Twist" - pre-Chubber Checker), dies at 75
  • 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)
  • 2003-03-16 Rachel Corrie, American political activist, killed while trying to block an Israeli armored bulldozer at 23
  • 2003-03-20 Sailor Art Thomas, American professional wrestler (b. 1924)
  • 2003-03-27 Paul Zindel, American writer (b. 1936)
  • 2003-03-28 Rusty Draper, American country and pop singer (b. 1923)
  • 2003-03-30 Michael Jeter, American actor (The Fisher King), dies at 52
  • 2003-03-31 Anne Gwynne [Marguerite Gwynne Trice], American model and actress (Ride 'em Cowboy, House of Frankenstein), dies following a stroke at 84
  • 2003-04-02 (Charles) Edwin Starr [Hatcher], American soul and R&B singer ("War"), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 2003-04-03 Michael Kelly, American journalist (b. 1957)
  • 2003-04-04 Anthony Caruso, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 2003-04-06 David Bloom, American reporter (b. 1963)

Person of interestLittle Eva

2003-04-10 Little Eva [Boyd], American pop singer (Locomotion), dies of cervical cancer at 59

Pop Singer Little Eva
Pop Singer
Little Eva
  • 2003-04-12 Cecil H. Green, American manufacturer (b. 1900)
  • 2003-04-17 Robert Atkins, American dietician (b. 1930)
  • 2003-04-17 John Paul Getty Jr., American-born British oil magnate and billionaire (Getty Oil), dies of a chest infection at 70
  • 2003-04-17 Earl King, American R&B and blues guitarists, singer, and songwriter ("Come On"; "Big Chief"), dies from diabetes-related complications at 69
  • 2003-04-20 Ruth Hale, American playwright and actress (b. 1908)

Person of interestNina Simone

2003-04-21 Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], American jazz pianist, singer, songwriter, arranger, and civil rights activist (“Mississippi Goddam”; “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black”, “Feeling Good”; “Wild Is The Wind”), dies of breast cancer at 70

Singer and Civil Rights Activist Nina Simone
Singer and Civil Rights Activist
Nina Simone
  • 2003-04-22 Michael Larrabee, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 4x400m relay 1964), dies from pancreatic cancer at 69
  • 2003-04-22 Felice Bryant, American songwriter (Bye Bye Love; Wake Up Little Susie), dies at 77
  • 2003-04-23 James H. Critchfield, American C.I.A. officer, dies at 86
  • 2003-04-26 Peter Stone, American writer, dies at 73
  • 2003-05-01 Miss Elizabeth [Hulette], pro wrestling valet (Randy Savage), dies of overdose at 42
  • 2003-05-03 Suzy Parker, American model and actress (Chamber of Horrors), dies at 70
  • 2003-05-14 Robert Stack, American actor (The Untouchables, Unsolved Mysteries, Written on the Wind), dies of a heart attack at 84

Person of interestJune Carter Cash

2003-05-15 June Carter Cash, American musician and singer dies aged 73

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • 2003-05-16 Mark McCormack, American businessman (b. 1930)
  • 2003-05-21 Frank D. White, American politician (b. 1933)
  • 2003-05-25 Jeremy Michael Ward, American musician (The Mars Volta), dies of a heroin overdose at 27
  • 2003-05-26 Kathleen Winsor, American writer (b. 1919)
  • 2003-05-28 Martha Scott, American actress (The Ten Commandments, Our Town, Ben-Hur), dies of natural causes at 90
  • 2003-06-02 Fred Blassie, American professional wrestler (b. 1918)
  • 2003-06-06 Ken Grimwood, American writer (b. 1944)

Person of interestDavid Brinkley

2003-06-11 David Brinkley, American NBC news anchor (The Huntley-Brinkley Report), dies at 82

NBC News Anchor and Journalist David Brinkley
NBC News Anchor and Journalist
David Brinkley

Person of interestGregory Peck

2003-06-12 Gregory Peck, American actor (To Kill a Mockingbird, MacArthur), dies of bronchopneumonia at 87

  • 2003-06-20 Bob Stump, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona, dies at 76
  • 2003-06-21 Leon Uris, American novelist (Exodus, QB VII, Battle Cry), dies at 78
  • 2003-06-25 Lester Maddox, American businessman, one-time segregationist and Governor of Georgia (b. 1915)
  • 2003-06-27 David Newman, American filmmaker (b. 1937)

Person of interestKatharine Hepburn

2003-06-29 Katharine Hepburn, American actress (Adam's Rib, On Golden Pond), dies of natural causes at 96

  • 2003-06-30 Buddy Hackett, American comic (b. 1924)
  • 2003-06-30 Robert McCloskey, American children's book writer and illustrator (Make Way For Ducklings), dies at 88
  • 2003-07-01 Herbie Mann, American jazz flutist (Just Wallin'), dies at 73
  • 2003-07-01 Wesley Mouzon, American boxer / trainer (Roy Jones Jr), dies of kidney cancer at 75

Person of interestBarry White

2003-07-04 Barry White, American singer (Love's Theme), dies at 58

Singer Barry White
Barry White