United States of America in History (Part 28)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2701 - 2,800 of 9,753

  • 1927-04-10 Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Jewish-American biochemist and geneticist (Nobel 1968), born in NYC, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1927-04-10 Wesley A Clark, American computer designer (first personal computer - LINC), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • 1927-04-15 Robert Mills, American physicist (quantum field theory), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 1999)

Samuel P. HuntingtonSamuel P. Huntington (1927-2008)

1927-04-18 American political scientist (The Clash of Civilizations) and presidential adviser, born in NYC, New York

  • 1927-05-11 Gene Savoy, American author, explorer, scholar and cleric (d. 2007)
  • 1927-05-22 Phil Tucker, American film director (Robot Monster), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • 1927-05-30 Dick Noel, American TV host (It's a Small Wonder), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927-05-30 Evelyn Wesler Zemel, American author (American Glass Animals)
  • 1927-06-02 W. Watts Biggers, American novelist (The Man Inside), and animator (Underdog), born in Avondale Estates, Georgia (d. 2013)

Jerry StillerJerry Stiller (1927-2020)

1927-06-08 American comedian (Frank Constanza-Seinfeld, Stiller & Meara), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1927-06-24 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist (1995 Nobel Prize for Physics for discovery of discovery of the tau lepton), born in New York (d. 2014)
  • 1927-06-30 James Goldman, American screenwriter and playwright (The Lion in Winter, They Might Be Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)

Janet LeighJanet Leigh (1927-2004)

1927-07-06 American actress (Psycho), born in Merced, California

  • 1927-07-10 David Dinkins, American politician (1st African American Mayor of NYC 1990-93), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1927-07-27 Allen Breed, American inventor of the first automotive airbag sensor, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1927-07-28 John Ashbery, American poet (Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1927-07-30 Victor Wong [Yee Keung Victor Wong], American actor (Big Trouble in Little China), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2001)
  • 1927-08-04 Jess Thomas, American tenor known for his singing in Richard Wagner operas, born in Hot Springs, South Dakota (d. 1993)
  • 1927-08-09 Daniel Keyes, American author (Flowers for Algernon), born in Boca Raton, Florida (d. 2014)
  • 1927-08-10 Vernon Washington, American actor (Roots, The Last Starfighter, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1988)
  • 1927-08-24 Harry Markowitz, American economist (Nobel 1990), born in Chicago, Illinois

Althea GibsonAlthea Gibson (1927-2003)

1927-08-25 American tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), born in Clarendon Country, South Carolina

  • 1927-08-30 Bill Daily, American actor and comedian (I Dream of Jeannie, The Bob Newhart Show), born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2018)
  • 1927-09-08 Harlan Howard, American country music songwriter ("I Fall To Pieces"; "Busted"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • 1927-09-09 Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme"), born in Pontiac, Michigan (d. 2004)
  • 1927-09-14 Martin Caidin, American aviation writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1927-09-19 William Hickey, American actor (Prizzi's Honor, The Nightmare Before Christmas), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1927-09-26 Robert Cade, American physician and inventor of Gatorade, born in San Antonio, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1927-09-30 W. S. Merwin, American poet (17th United States Poet Laureate), born in New York City (d. 2019)
  • 1927-10-05 Al Hansen, American artist (Fluxus), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1927-10-08 Jim Elliot, American Christian missionary, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1956)
  • 1927-10-10 Dana Elcar, American actor (Peter Thornton- MacGyver), born in Ferndale, Michigan (d. 2005)

George C. ScottGeorge C. Scott (1927-1999)

1927-10-18 American actor and director (Patton, Dr. Strangelove), born in Wise, Virginia

  • 1927-11-02 Steve Ditko, American comic artist (The Amazing Spider-Man, Doctor Strange), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1927-11-13 Billy Klüver, American scientist and engineer, born in Monaco (d. 2004)
  • 1927-11-18 Hank Ballard [John Henry Kendricks], American rocker (The Midnighters - "The Twist" - pre-Chubber Checker), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2003)
  • 1927-11-23 Guy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar, born in Anderson, South Carolina (d. 2005)
  • 1927-11-26 Ernie Coombs, American-Canadian children's entertainer (Mr. Dressup), born in Lewiston, Maine (d. 2001)
  • 1927-11-28 Chuck Mitchell, American actor (General Hospital, Porky's, Better Off Dead), born in Connecticut, United States (d. 1992)

Vin ScullyVin Scully (1927-2022)

1927-11-29 American sportscaster (Brooklyn / LA Dodgers, 1950-2016; Ford Frick Award, 1982; Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award, 1995), born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1927-12-10 Agnes Nixon, American television producer, director and writer (One Life to Live, All My Children), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1927-12-11 John Buscema, American comics artist (Conan the Barbarian), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1927-12-12 Robert Noyce, American inventor (co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor in 1957 and Intel Corporation in 1968), born in Burlington, Iowa (d. 1990)
  • 1927-12-14 Richard Cassilly, American tenor, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1998)
  • 1927-12-24 Mary Higgins Clark, American suspense novelist (Cry in the Night, Stillwatch), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1927-12-26 Alan King [Irwin Kniberg], American comedian and actor (Anderson Tapes; Memories of Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1927-12-29 Andy Stanfield, American sprinter & Olympic medalist, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1985)
  • 1928-01-06 George H. Ross, American businessman, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928-01-10 Philip Levine, American poet, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1928-01-12 Ruth Brown, American actress and singer sometimes known as the "Queen of R&B" ("So Long"; "Teardrops From My Eyes"), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • 1928-01-14 Garry Winogrand, American photographer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1928-01-16 Ezra Sims, American composer of microtonal music, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • 1928-01-23 Ken Errair, American pop-jazz singer (Four Freshmen, 1953-55 - "Graduation Day"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1968)
  • 1928-02-09 Frank Frazetta [Frazzetta], American fantasy illustrator of comic book, paperback, album cover art, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1928-02-29 Tempest Storm, American burlesque performer
  • 1928-03-09 Keely Smith [Dorothy Keely], American jazz and pop singer (w/ husband Louis Prima -"That Old Black Magic"; "I Wish You Love"), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2017)
  • 1928-03-11 Albert Salmi, American stage and screen character actor (Caddyshack; The Brothers Karamazov; Bus Stop), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)

Fred RogersFred Rogers (1928-2003)

1928-03-20 American children's TV host (Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania

  • 1928-03-22 Carrie Donovan, American fashion editor (d. 2001)
  • 1928-03-22 E.D. Hirsch. American social commentator, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1928-03-25 James A. Lovell Jr, American astronaut (Gemini 7, 12, Apollo 8, 13), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1928-03-29 Vincent Gigante, Italian-American mafioso, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1928-04-03 Don Gibson, American country musician and songwriter ("Sweet Dreams"; "I Can't Stop Loving You"), born in Shelby, North Carolina (d. 2003)
  • 1928-04-03 Kevin Hagen, American actor (Little House on the Prairie), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • 1928-04-04 Bill Ryan, American newscaster (Smithsonian), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1928-04-04 Estelle Harris, American actress (Estelle Costanza - Seinfeld, Toy Story), born in Manhattan, New York

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou (1928-2014)

1928-04-04 American author ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), poet and actress (Nyo-Roots), born in St Louis, Missouri

James WatsonJames Watson (94 years old)

1928-04-06 American molecular biologist who co-discovered DNA's structure, with Francis Crick (Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, 1962), geneticist and zoologist, born in Chicago, Illinois [1] [2]

  • 1928-04-06 Will Gaines, American-British tap dancer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)
  • 1928-04-07 James Garner, American actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick), born in Norman Oklahoma (d. 2014)
  • 1928-04-08 Fred Ebb, American musical theater lyricist, with John Kander (Cabaret; Chicago; New York, New York; Funny Lady), born in New York City (d. 2004)

Ethel KennedyEthel Kennedy (94 years old)

1928-04-11 American human-rights campaigner (wife of Bobby Kennedy), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1928-04-15 Norma Merrick Sklarek, 1st African-American woman architect in NY & California, born in Harlem, New York (d. 2012)

Shirley TempleShirley Temple (1928-2014)

1928-04-23 American actress, famous 1930s child star (Bright Eyes, Heidi) and diplomat, born in Santa Monica, California

  • 1928-04-28 Eugene M. Shoemaker, American planetary scientist and geologist (Shoemaker-Levy comet), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1997)

Betsy RawlsBetsy Rawls (94 years old)

1928-05-04 American golfer (US Women's Open: 1951, 53, 57, 60), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina

  • 1928-05-09 Ralph Goings, American painter
  • 1928-05-12 Henry Cosby, American songwriter, musician and producer for Motown ("Tears of a Clown"; "For Once In My Life"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • 1928-05-14 Will "Dub" Jones, American bass singer (The Coasters - "Charlie Brown"), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2000)

Dolph SchayesDolph Schayes (1928-2015)

1928-05-19 American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers, 1948-63) and coach (76ers, 1963-66; Buffalo Braves, 1970-72) and coach, born in NYC, New York

Jack KevorkianJack Kevorkian (1928-2011)

1928-05-26 American pathologist and right-to-die activist, born in Pontiac, Michigan

  • 1928-06-07 James Jude, American thoracic surgeon (developed CPR), born in Maple Lake, Minnesota (d. 2015)

John NashJohn Nash (1928-2015)

1928-06-13 American mathematician (subject of movie "A Beautiful Mind") and Nobel laureate, born in Bluefield, West Virginia

  • 1928-06-18 David T. Lykken, American behavioral geneticist, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2006)
  • 1928-06-20 Martin Landau, American actor (Ed Wood; North By Northwest; Mission Impossible; Space 1999), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1928-06-22 Ralph Waite, American actor, director and political candidate (Cool Hand Luke, The Waltons), born in White Plains, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1928-06-27 Rudy Perpich, American politician, 34th & 36th Governor of Minnesota, born in Carson Lake, Minnesota (d. 1995)
  • 1928-07-09 Vince Edwards, American actor, director, and singer (Ben Casey, The Devil's Brigade, Matt Lincoln, Firehouse), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1928-07-10 Moshe Greenberg, American-Israeli Bible scholar, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1928-07-12 Elias James Corey, American organic chemist (Nobel 1990), born in Methuen, Massachusetts
  • 1928-07-13 Leroy Vinnegar, American jazz and session bassist (Shelly Manne; Teddy Edwards; Les McCann), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1999)
  • 1928-07-15 Carl Woese, American microbiologist
  • 1928-07-17 Vince Guaraldi, American jazz pianist and composer ("Cast Your Fate to the Wind"; Peanuts TV specials), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1976)
  • 1928-07-21 Chuck Low, American actor (Goodfellas; Once Upon A Time In America), born in New York City (d. 2017)
  • 1928-07-22 (William) "Keter" Betts, American jazz double bassist (Dinah Washington; Charlie Byrd; Ella Fitzgerald), born in Port Chester, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1928-07-23 Hubert Selby Jr., American author (Last Exit to Brooklyn), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)

Stanley KubrickStanley Kubrick (1928-1999)

1928-07-26 American director (2001 A Space Odyssey, Dr Strangelove, Lolita), born in The Bronx NY

Andy WarholAndy Warhol (1928-1987)

1928-08-06 American pop artist and film producer (Frankenstein, Bad), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 1928-08-07 Romeo Muller, American screenwriter, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1928-08-10 Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor (The Blue Lagoon, Crocodile Dundee II), born in West Bend, Wisconsin (d. 2010)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2701 - 2,800 of 4,915

  • 2003-08-23 John Geoghan, American Catholic priest, and convicted sex offender, killed in prison at 68
  • 2003-08-28 Brian Douglas Wells, American criminal (failed) (b. 1956)

Charles BronsonCharles Bronson (1921-2003)

2003-08-30 American actor (Magnificent Seven, Death Wish, The Dirty Dozen), dies at 81 [1]

  • 2003-08-30 Donald Davidson, American philosopher (b. 1917)
  • 2003-09-03 Paul Jennings Hill, American anti-abortion murderer (b. 1954)
  • 2003-09-06 Harry Goz, American musical theatre actor and voice actor, dies at 71
  • 2003-09-07 Warren Zevon, American rock singer-songwriter and musician ("Werewolves of London"; "Lawyers, Guns and Money"; "Excitable Boy"), dies of pleural mesothelioma at 56

Edward TellerEdward Teller (1908-2003)

2003-09-09 Hungarian-American physicist, father of the Hydrogen bomb (Manhattan Project), dies at 95

  • 2003-09-09 Larry Hovis, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2003-09-11 John Ritter, American actor and comedian (Three's Company, It, 8 Simple Rules), dies of an aortic dissection at 54

Johnny CashJohnny Cash (1932-2003)

2003-09-12 American country singer ("I Walk the Line"; "Ring of Fire"; "A Boy Named Sue"), dies at 71

  • 2003-09-14 John Serry, Sr., American classical, jazz, and bolero accordionist, arranger, composer, organist, and educator, dies at 88
  • 2003-09-20 Gordon Mitchell [Charles Allen Pendleton], American actor and bodybuilder (Sinbad), dies a 80
  • 2003-09-22 Gordon Jump, American actor (Arthur Carlson-WKRP, Growing Pains), dies at 71
  • 2003-09-24 Rosalie Allen, American country singer, yodeler, and disc jockey, dies of congestive heart failure at 79
  • 2003-09-25 George Plimpton, American writer and actor (b. 1927)
  • 2003-09-25 Herb Gardner, American playwright (b. 1934)
  • 2003-09-26 Shawn Lane, American session rock, jazz, and world fusion guitarist, dies of lung issues at 40
  • 2003-09-27 Donald O'Connor, American dancer and actor (Singin' in the Rain), dies at 78
  • 2003-09-27 Paul Burlison, American rockabilly musician (The Rock N Roll Trio), dies at 74
  • 2003-09-28 Elia Kazan, Greek-American film director (Streetcar Named Desire), dies at 94
  • 2003-09-30 Robert Kardashian, Armenian-American lawyer, dies of cancer at 59
  • 2003-10-03 Florence Stanley, American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2003-10-03 William Steig, American cartoonist (The New Yorker, 1930-2003) and children's author (Shrek!; Sylvester and the Magic Pebble; Doctor De Soto), dies at 95 [1]
  • 2003-10-04 Sid McMath, American politician (b. 1912)
  • 2003-10-06 Timothy Treadwell, American environmentalist (Grizzly Man), dies mauled and eaten by bears in Katmai National Park, Alaska at 46
  • 2003-10-07 Arthur Berger, American composer (Ideas of Order), music critic, and educator (Brandeis, 1953-80; New England Conservatory of Music, 1980-99), dies at 91
  • 2003-10-07 Wally George, American conservative TV commentator, dies at 71
  • 2003-10-10 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (Leventritt Award-1943), dies at 77

Bill ShoemakerBill Shoemaker (1931-2003)

2003-10-12 American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (8,833 career victories, Kentucky Derby 1955, 59, 65, 86), dies of natural causes at 72

  • 2003-10-12 Joan Kroc [Mansfield], American philanthropist and 3rd wife of Ray Kroc, the owner of McDonald's and the San Diego Padres, dies of a brain tumor at 75
  • 2003-10-19 Hawk [Michael Hegstrand], American professional wrestler (ECW/WCW/WWF/AWA, Legion of Doom), dies at 46
  • 2003-10-19 Margaret Murie, American conservationist (b. 1902)
  • 2003-10-20 Jack Elam, American actor (The Dakotas, East Street, Rio Lobo), dies at 82
  • 2003-10-21 (Steven) Elliott Smith, American Academy Award nominated singer-songwriter (Good Will Hunting - "Miss Misery"), dies of suspected self-inflicted stab wounds at 34 [1]
  • 2003-10-21 Fred Berry, African-American actor (Rerun-What's Happening), dies at 52
  • 2003-10-21 Louise Day Hicks, American politician (b. 1916)
  • 2003-10-27 Rod Roddy, American television announcer (b. 1937)
  • 2003-10-29 Hal Clement [Harry Clement Stubbs], American sci-fi writer (Mission of Gravity), dies at 81
  • 2003-10-31 Richard Neustadt, American political historian (b. 1919)
  • 2003-11-05 Bobby Hatfield, American singer (Righteous Brothers - "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"), dies of acute cocaine toxicity at 63
  • 2003-11-06 Crash Holly [Michael Lockwood], American professional wrestler, dies at 32
  • 2003-11-08 C. Z. Guest, American socialite (b. 1920)
  • 2003-11-08 Guy Speranza, American heavy metal singer (Riot, 1975-81), dies of pancreatic cancer at 47

Art CarneyArt Carney (1918-2003)

2003-11-09 American Emmy and Oscar winner actor (The Honeymooners - "Ed Norton"; Harry and Tonto -"Harry"), dies of natural causes at 85

  • 2003-11-10 Irv "Kup" Kupcinet, American columnist and television personality (b. 1912)

Jonathan BrandisJonathan Brandis (1976-2003)

2003-11-12 American actor (seaQuest DSV - "Lucas Wolenczak"), commits suicide at 27

  • 2003-11-12 Kay E. Kuter, American actor (Green Acres), dies at 78
  • 2003-11-12 Penny Singleton, American actress (Blondie) and voice actress (Jane-Jetsons), dies at 95
  • 2003-11-12 Tony Thompson, American session and touring drummer (Chic; LaBelle; The Power Station), dies of renal cancer at 48
  • 2003-11-13 Kellie Waymire, American actress (Six Feet Under), dies at 36
  • 2003-11-14 Gene Anthony Ray, American dancer and actor (Fame - "Leroy"), dies from complications of a stroke at 41
  • 2003-11-15 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Annie), dies of cancer at 78
  • 2003-11-15 Laurence Tisch, American businessman (CEO of CBS Television, 1985-96; co-founder of Loews Corp), dies of gastroesophageal cancer, at 80
  • 2003-11-17 Arthur Conley, American singer ("Sweet Soul Music"), dies of intestinal cancer at 57
  • 2003-11-17 Don Gibson, American country musician ("Sweet Dreams"), dies at 75
  • 2003-11-18 Michael Kamen, American composer and arranger (film scores to Brazil and Mr. Holland's Opus; Pink Floyd), dies from a heart attack at 55
  • 2003-11-20 Eugene Kleiner, American entrepreneur (b. 1923)
  • 2003-11-20 James "Jim" Siedow, American actor (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), dies from emphysema at 83
  • 2003-11-26 Soulja Slim [James Adarryl Tapp Jr.], American rapper (Slow Motion), shot to death by an assailant at 26
  • 2003-11-29 Larry Booker (Moondog Spot), American pro wrestler (WWF Tag Team champion 1981), dies of a heart attack at 51
  • 2003-11-30 Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (1st female English Channel 1926), dies at 98
  • 2003-12-04 Iggy Katona, American auto racer (ARCA Series 1955-57, 62, 66-67; record 79 wins), dies at 87
  • 2003-12-06 Jerry Tuite, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • 2003-12-07 Azie Taylor Morton, Treasurer of the United States (b. 1936)
  • 2003-12-07 Carl F. H. Henry American theologian and publisher (b. 1913)
  • 2003-12-09 Norm Sloan, American basketball coach (b. 1926)
  • 2003-12-12 Joseph Anthony Ferrario, American Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu (1982-1993), dies at 77
  • 2003-12-15 George Fisher, American political cartoonist (b. 1923)
  • 2003-12-16 Gary Stewart, American country singer (She's Actin' Single), commits suicide by shooting himself in the neck at 59
  • 2003-12-19 Hope Lange, American actress (Peyton Place, The Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies at 70
  • 2003-12-19 Lester "Les" Tremayne, British radio, film and television actor (Angry Red Planet, War of the Worlds), dies of heart failure at 90
  • 2003-12-22 Dave Dudley, American country singer (Six Days on the Road), dies at 75
  • 2003-12-25 Nicholas Mavroules, American politician (Rep-D-MA, 1979-93), dies at 74
  • 2003-12-28 Benjamin T. Hacker, American naval aviator (first Naval Flight Officer (NFO) to achieve Flag rank), dies at 68
  • 2003-12-29 Earl Hindman, American actor (b. 1942)
  • 2003-12-30 John Gregory Dunne, American writer, dies of a heart attack at 71
  • 2004-01-02 Doralyn "Lynn" Cartwright, American character actress (A League of Their Own), dies at 76
  • 2004-01-02 Jess Collins, American artist, dies at 80
  • 2004-01-04 Jake Hess, American singer (b. 1927)
  • 2004-01-04 John Toland, American political writer (Rising Sun, Pulitzer 1971), dies at 91
  • 2004-01-06 Francesco Scavullo, American celebrity photographer, dies at 82
  • 2004-01-07 Oswald Garrison Villard Jr., American Engineer (over-the-horizon radar), dies of pneumonia at 87
  • 2004-01-08 John A. Gambling, American radio talk-show host (b. 1930)
  • 2004-01-10 Alexandra Ripley, American author (b. 1934)

Spalding GraySpalding Gray (1941-2004)

2004-01-10 American actor (Beaches, Clara's Heart, Heavy Petting), commits suicide at 62

  • 2004-01-12 Randy VanWarmer, American singer-songwriter and guitarist ("Just When I Needed You Most"), dies of leukemia at 48
  • 2004-01-14 Ron O'Neal, American actor (Super Fly), dies of cancer at 66
  • 2004-01-14 Uta Hagen, German-American actress and theatre practitioner (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), dies at 84
  • 2004-01-17 Ray Stark, American stage and film producer, dies at 88
  • 2004-01-19 Harry E. Claiborne, American judge (suicide) (b. 1917)
  • 2004-01-20 Guinn Smith, American athlete (1948 Olympic gold medalist), dies of emphysema at 83
  • 2004-01-22 Ann Miller [Johnnie Lucille Collier], American actress, dancer, and singer (On the Town), dies at 80
  • 2004-01-22 Billy May, American orchestra leader and composer (The Green Hornet, Mod Squad, Batman), dies at 87
  • 2004-01-23 Bob Keeshan, American actor (Captain Kangaroo), dies at 76
  • 2004-01-26 Fred Haas, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles; Ryder Cup 1953), dies at 88
  • 2004-01-27 Hard Boiled Haggerty [Don Stansauk], American pro wrestler (AWA, NWA, WWA World Tag Team C'ship; IWA World Heavyweight C'ship) and actor (The Incredible Hulk), dies at 78

Jack PaarJack Paar (1918-2004)

2004-01-27 American comedian and TV host of the Jack Paar Show and The Tonight Show (1957-62), dies at 85

  • 2004-01-28 Joe Viterelli, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2004-01-31 Eleanor Holm, American 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 90