United States of America in History (Part 28)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2701 - 2,800 of 10,105

  • 1927-01-23 Lars-Eric Lindblad, Swedish-American entrepreneur and explorer (d. 1994)

Person of interestLorraine Warren

1927-01-31 Lorraine Warren, American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Monroe, Connecticut

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, 1st African American actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor ('Lillies in the Field' - 1963), born in Miami, Florida

  • 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 Guy Mitchell [Albert George Cernik], American singer and actor (Red Garters, 3 Redheads from Seattle), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1999)
  • 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
  • 1927-03-07 Henri Landwirth, Belgian-American hotel owner and philanthropist
  • 1927-03-13 Robert Denning, American interior designer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1927-03-27 Anthony Lewis, American columnist (NY Times) and author (Gideon's Trumpet), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2013)

Person of interestCesar Chavez

1927-03-31 Cesar Chavez, American farm labor leader (United Farm Workers), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 1993)

Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez
Civil Rights Activist
Cesar Chavez
  • 1927-03-31 William Daniels, American actor (Dr Mark Craig-St Elsewhere, 1776), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1927-04-02 Carmen Basilio, American world welter and middleweight boxing champion, born in Canastota, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1927-04-03 Wesley Brown, 1st African American US Naval Academy graduate, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • 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 (d. 1999)

Person of interestSamuel P. Huntington

1927-04-18 Samuel P. Huntington, American political scientist (The Clash of Civilizations) and presidential adviser, born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)

Political Scientist and Presidential Adviser Samuel P. Huntington
Political Scientist and Presidential Adviser
Samuel P. Huntington
  • 1927-05-11 Gene Savoy, American author, explorer, scholar and cleric (d. 2007)
  • 1927-05-22 Phil Tucker, American director
  • 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 and animator, (d. 2013)

Person of interestJerry Stiller

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

Comedian Jerry Stiller
Jerry Stiller
  • 1927-06-24 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist (Nobel 1995), born in New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1927-06-30 James Goldman, American screenwriter/playwright (The Lion in Winter, They Might Be Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestJanet Leigh

1927-07-06 Janet Leigh [Jeanetta Morrison], American actress (Psycho), born in Merced, California (d. 2004)

Actress Janet Leigh
Janet Leigh
  • 1927-07-10 David Dinkins, (1st African American Mayor-D- 1990-93), born in NYC, New York
  • 1927-07-27 Allen Breed, USA, American inventor of the first automotive airbag sensor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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, 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
  • 1927-08-25 Althea Gibson, American golfer and 1st African American tennis champion in a major event, born in Clarendon Country, South Carolina (d. 2003)
  • 1927-08-30 Bill Daily, American actor and comedian (I Dream of Jeannie, The Bob Newhart Show), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1927-09-08 Harlan Howard, American country music songwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1927-09-09 Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer (Coltrane's A Love Supreme'), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1927-09-14 Martin Caidin, American aviation writer (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 beverage inventor (d. 2007)
  • 1927-09-30 W. S. Merwin, American poet
  • 1927-10-05 Al Hansen, American artist (Fluxus), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1927-10-08 Jim Elliot, American missionary (d. 1956)
  • 1927-10-10 Dana Elcar, American actor (Peter Thornton- MacGyver), born in Ferndale, Michigan (d. 2005)

Person of interestGeorge C. Scott

1927-10-18 George C. Scott, American actor and director (Patton, Dr. Strangelove), born in Wise, Virginia (d. 1999)

  • 1927-11-02 Steve Ditko, American comic artist (The Amazing Spider-Man), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1927-11-13 Billy Kl├╝ver, American scientist and engineer, born in Monaco (d. 2004)
  • 1927-11-18 Hank Ballard, American musician (d. 2003)
  • 1927-11-23 Guy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar (d. 2005)
  • 1927-11-26 Ernie Coombs, American children's entertainer (d. 2001)
  • 1927-11-28 Chuck Mitchell, American actor (General Hospital, Porky's, Better Off Dead), born in Connecticut, United States (d. 1992)

Person of interestVin Scully

1927-11-29 Vin Scully, American sportscaster (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in The Bronx, New York

Sportscaster Vin Scully
Vin Scully
  • 1927-12-11 John Buscema, American comics artist (d. 2002)
  • 1927-12-12 Robert Noyce, American inventor (d. 1990)
  • 1927-12-14 Richard Cassilly, American tenor (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)
  • 1927-12-27 Agnes Nixon, American television producer, director, and writer (All My Children), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1927-12-29 Andy Stanfield, American athlete (d. 1985)
  • 1928-01-06 George H. Ross, American businessman
  • 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 (d. 1984)
  • 1928-01-16 Ezra Sims, American composer of microtonal music, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • 1928-01-29 Peter Byrne, British director and actor (Postcards from America, Carry on Cabby), born in West Ham, Essex
  • 1928-02-01 Ursula Mamlok, German American avant-garde composer, born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • 1928-02-09 Frank Frazetta, American illustrator
  • 1928-02-29 Tempest Storm, American burlesque performer
  • 1928-03-09 Keely Smith [Dorothy Keely], American jazz and popular music singer (Mrs Louie Prima), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 2017)
  • 1928-03-11 Albert Salmi, American character actor (Caddyshack, Daniel Boone, 79 Park Avenue), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)

Person of interestFred Rogers

1928-03-20 Fred Rogers, American children's TV host (Mr Rogers' Neighborhood), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers
  • 1928-03-22 Carrie Donovan, American fashion editor (d. 2001)
  • 1928-03-22 E.D. Hirsch. American social commentator
  • 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 (Sweet Dreams), 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

Person of interestMaya Angelou

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

Author, Poet and Activist Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Activist
Maya Angelou
  • 1928-04-04 Estelle Harris, American actress (Estelle Costanza - Seinfeld, Toy Story), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1928-04-06 Will Gaines, American-British tap dancer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)

Person of interestJames Watson

1928-04-06 James Watson, American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist (co-discovered structure of DNA), born in Chicago, Illinois

Molecular Biologist James Watson
Molecular Biologist
James Watson
  • 1928-04-07 James Garner, American actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick), born in Norman Oklahoma (d. 2014)
  • 1928-04-08 Fred Ebb, American composer, born in Manhattan, NYC (d. 2004)
  • 1928-04-15 Norma Merrick Sklarek, 1st African American woman architect in NY & Calif

Person of interestShirley Temple

1928-04-23 Shirley Temple, American actress, famous as a child star in the 1930s (Bright Eyes, Heidi) and diplomat, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2014)

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

Person of interestBetsy Rawls

1928-05-04 Betsy Rawls, American golfer (US Womens Open-51, 53, 57, 60), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina

LPGA Golfer Betsy Rawls
LPGA Golfer
Betsy Rawls
  • 1928-05-09 Ralph Goings, American painter
  • 1928-05-12 Henry Cosby, African-American songwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1928-05-14 Will "Dub Jones, American singer (The Coasters) (d. 2000)

Person of interestDolph Schayes

1928-05-19 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers) and coach, born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 2701 - 2,800 of 5,029

  • 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 Edwin Starr, American singer (b. 1942)
  • 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 [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 II, American-born British philanthropist and oil magnate (b. 1932)
  • 2003-04-17 Earl King, American musician and songwriter (b. 1934)
  • 2003-04-20 Ruth Hale, American playwright and actress (b. 1908)

Person of interestNina Simone

2003-04-21 Nina Simone [Eunice Waymon], American singer and civil rights activist (I Loves You, Porgy), 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 (b. 1933)
  • 2003-04-22 Felice Bryant, American songwriter (b. 1925)
  • 2003-04-23 James H. Critchfield, American Central Intelligence agent (b. 1917)
  • 2003-04-26 Peter Stone, American writer (b. 1930)
  • 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, dies at 69
  • 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) (b. 1976)
  • 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)
  • 2003-06-11 David Brinkley, American television reporter (b. 1920)

Person of interestGregory Peck

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

  • 2003-06-14 Dale Whittington, American racing driver (b. 1959)
  • 2003-06-20 Bob Stump, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona, dies at 76
  • 2003-06-21 Leon Uris, American writer (b. 1924)
  • 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 (b. 1915)
  • 2003-07-01 Herbie Mann, American jazz flutist (b. 1930)
  • 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, dies at 58

Singer Barry White
Barry White
  • 2003-07-06 Christian "Buddy" Ebsen Jr., American actor (Beverly Hillbillies, Breakfast at Tiffany's), dies of complications from pneumonia at 95
  • 2003-07-06 Skip Battin, American singer-songwriter (The Byrds), dies at 69
  • 2003-07-12 Benny Carter, American musician (b. 1907)
  • 2003-07-17 Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist and harpsichordist (b. 1914)
  • 2003-07-19 Bill Bright, American evangelist (b. 1921)
  • 2003-07-21 Walter M. "Matt" Jefferies, American film art director (b. 1921)
  • 2003-07-25 Erik Brann, American musician (Iron Butterfly) (b. 1950)
  • 2003-07-27 Vance Hartke, American politician (b. 1919)

Person of interestBob Hope

2003-07-27 Bob Hope [Leslie Townes Hope], English-born American actor, comedian and entertainer, dies at 100

Entertainer Bob Hope
Bob Hope
  • 2003-07-30 Sam Phillips, American record producer and founder of Sun Records and Sun Studios, dies at 80
  • 2003-08-02 Mike Levey, American television personality (b. 1948)
  • 2003-08-03 Roger Voudouris, American singer and songwriter (b. 1954)
  • 2003-08-04 Frederick Chapman Robbins, American pediatrician and virologist and Nobel Prize laureate 1954, dies at 86
  • 2003-08-09 Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer, dies of liver cancer at 57
  • 2003-08-09 Chester Ludgin, American baritone (b. 1925)

Person of interestHerb Brooks

2003-08-11 Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach, dies in a car accident at 66

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • 2003-08-13 Ed Townsend, American songwriter and producer (b. 1929)
  • 2003-08-21 Wesley Willis, American musician (b. 1963)
  • 2003-08-22 Generosa Ammon, American widow of Ted Ammon (b. 1956)
  • 2003-08-23 John Geoghan, American Catholic priest (b. 1935)
  • 2003-08-28 Brian Douglas Wells, American criminal (failed) (b. 1956)

Person of interestCharles Bronson

2003-08-30 Charles Bronson, American actor (The Dirty Dozen, Death Wish), dies at 81

  • 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 actor (b. 1932)
  • 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
  • 2003-09-09 Larry Hovis, American actor (b. 1936)

Person of interestEdward Teller

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

Physicist Edward Teller
Edward Teller
  • 2003-09-11 John Ritter, American actor (b. 1948)

Person of interestJohnny Cash

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

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash
  • 2003-09-14 John Serry, Sr., American musician, (b. 1915)
  • 2003-09-20 Gordon Mitchell [Charles Allen Pendleton], American actor and bodybuilder (Sinbad), dies a 80
  • 2003-09-22 Gordon Jump, American television actor (b. 1932)
  • 2003-09-23 Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly musician (b. 1939)
  • 2003-09-24 Rosalie Allen, American singer and disc jockey (b. 1924)
  • 2003-09-24 Lyle Bettger, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 2003-09-25 Herb Gardner, American playwright (b. 1934)
  • 2003-09-25 George Plimpton, American writer and actor (b. 1927)
  • 2003-09-26 Shawn Lane, American guitarist (b. 1963)
  • 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-born American film director (b. 1909)
  • 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 and children's author (Shrek!, Doctor De Soto), dies at 95
  • 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 (b. 1912)
  • 2003-10-07 Wally George, American conservative TV commentator (b. 1931)
  • 2003-10-10 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (b. 1925)
  • 2003-10-12 Joan Kroc, American philanthropist (b. 1928)
  • 2003-10-12 Bill Shoemaker, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (8,833 career victories, Kentucky Derby 1955, 59, 65, 86), dies of natural causes at 72
  • 2003-10-19 Margaret Murie, American conservationist (b. 1902)
  • 2003-10-19 Michael Hegstrand, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
  • 2003-10-20 Jack Elam, American actor (The Dakotas, East Street, Rio Lobo), dies at 82