United States of America in History (Part 29)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2801 - 2,900 of 10,105

  • 1928-05-20 Jack Kevorkian, controversial American medical doctor
  • 1928-06-07 James Jude, American thoracic surgeon (developed CPR), born in Maple Lake, Minnesota (d. 2015)

Person of interestJohn Nash

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

Mathematician and Economist John Nash
Mathematician and Economist
John Nash
  • 1928-06-18 David T. Lykken, American scientist
  • 1928-06-20 Martin Landau, American actor (Mission Impossible, Space 1999, Ed Wood), 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 (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
  • 1928-07-12 Elias James Corey, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1928-07-13 Leroy Vinnegar, American jazz bassist
  • 1928-07-15 Carl Woese, American microbiologist
  • 1928-07-17 Vince Guaraldi, American jazz musician and composer (peanuts TV specials), born in San Francisco (d. 1976)
  • 1928-07-22 Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (d. 2005)
  • 1928-07-23 Hubert Selby Jr., American author (d. 2004)

Person of interestStanley Kubrick

1928-07-26 Stanley Kubrick, American director (2001 A Space Odyssey, Dr Strangelove, Lolita), born in The Bronx NY (d. 1999)

Film Director Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
Stanley Kubrick

Person of interestAndy Warhol

1928-08-06 Andy Warhol, American pop artist and film producer (Frankenstein, Bad), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol
  • 1928-08-07 Romeo Muller, American screenwriter (d. 1992)
  • 1928-08-10 Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor (The Blue Lagoon, Crocodile Dundee II), born in West Bend, Wisconsin (d. 2010)
  • 1928-08-23 Marian Seldes, American actress (A Delicate Balance, Father's Day), born in Manhattan, NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1928-08-25 Karl Korte, American composer, born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1928-08-28 F. William Free, American advertising executive (d. 2003)
  • 1928-08-30 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), born in Balt Md, (d. 2014)
  • 1928-08-30 Lloyd Casner, American racecar driver and owner (d. 1965)
  • 1928-09-06 Robert M. Pirsig, American author (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • 1928-09-10 Walter Martin, American Christian apologist (d. 1989)
  • 1928-09-14 Albert Shanker, American labor leader (Amer Fed of Teachers)
  • 1928-09-20 Donald Hall, American poet and US Poet Laureate
  • 1928-09-28 Koko Taylor [Cora Walton], American blues singer known as the "Queen of the Blues", born in Millington, Tennessee (d. 2009)
  • 1928-10-05 Louise Fitzhugh, American author (d. 1974)
  • 1928-10-14 Frank E. Resnik, American business executive (d. 1995)
  • 1928-10-16 Mary Daly, American feminist
  • 1928-10-16 Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)

Person of interestWhitey Ford

1928-10-21 Whitey Ford [Edward Charles Ford], American hall of fame baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in NYC

MLB Pitcher Whitey Ford
MLB Pitcher
Whitey Ford
  • 1928-10-30 Daniel Nathans, American microbiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1999)
  • 1928-11-04 Hannah Weiner American experimental poet, born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1997)
  • 1928-11-15 C. W. McCall [William Dale Fries, Jr.], American country singer, born in Audubon, Iowa
  • 1928-11-17 Rance Howard, American actor (Splash, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind), born in Duncan, Oklahoma (d. 2017)
  • 1928-11-28 Arthur Melvin Okun, American economist (d. 1980)
  • 1928-11-29 Paul Simon, American politician (d. 2003)
  • 1928-11-29 Yolande Betbeze Fox, Miss America 1951, first to refuse to parade in a swimsuit, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • 1928-11-30 Joe B. Hall, American basketball coach
  • 1928-12-04 Dena Dietrich, American actress (Mother Nature in Chiffon margarine), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1928-12-06 Bobby Van, American singer (d. 1980)
  • 1928-12-08 Ulric Neisser, America psychologist (Intelligence: Knowns and Unknowns, Bell Curve task force head), born in Kiel, Germany (d. 2012)
  • 1928-12-10 Dan Blocker, American actor (Tiny-Cimarron City, Hoss-Bonanza), born in DeKalb, Bowie County, Texas (d. 1972)
  • 1928-12-13 Jack Tramiel, American Businessman (Amiga, Commodore 64), born in Łódź, Poland (d. 2012)
  • 1928-12-15 Jerry Wallace, American singer
  • 1928-12-19 Nathan Oliveira, American artist
  • 1928-12-21 Edwin "Ed" Nelson, American actor (Peyton Place, A Long Came a Spider), born in New Orleans, Louisiana,(d. 2014)
  • 1929-01-05 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City)
  • 1929-01-09 Dorothea Puente, American serial killer
  • 1929-01-12 Alasdair MacIntyre, Scottis-born American philosopher

Person of interestMartin Luther King Jr.

1929-01-15 Martin Luther King Jr., American clergyman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement (Nobel 1964), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1968)

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 1929-01-26 Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (d. 2000)
  • 1929-02-04 Jerry Adler, American actor
  • 1929-02-10 Jim Whittacker, mountain climber (1st American to climb Mt Everest)
  • 1929-02-14 Vic Morrow, American actor (Combat, Roots, Twilight Zone the Movie), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929-02-20 Amanda Blake [Beverly Louise Neill], American actress (Kitty Russell-Gunsmoke), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1929-02-22 James Hong, American actor
  • 1929-02-22 Rebecca Schull [Wattenberg], American actress (Wings, United 93), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929-02-23 Elston Howard, Yankee catcher (1st African American NY Yankee/1963 AL MVP)
  • 1929-03-05 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, born in Monticello, Mississippi (d. 1967)
  • 1929-03-06 Tom Foley, American politician (Rep-D, 1965-1995) and speaker of the house (1989-95), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2013)
  • 1929-03-07 Yvonne Chouteau, Native American dancer (one of the "five Moons" of Oklahoma), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1929-03-11 Timothy Carey, American actor (Paths of Glory, The Killing), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1929-03-12 Lupe Anguiano, Mexican-American civil rights activist
  • 1929-03-13 Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1929-03-18 John Macurdy, American bass
  • 1929-03-26 Edwin Turney, American businessman

Person of interestLiz Claiborne

1929-03-31 Liz Claiborne, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2007)

Fashion Designer Liz Claiborne
Fashion Designer
Liz Claiborne
  • 1929-03-31 Bertram Fields, American lawyer
  • 1929-04-03 Lee Leonard, American television personality (ESPN, CNN), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestJoe Gallo

1929-04-07 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Joe Gallo
Gangster
Joe Gallo
  • 1929-04-26 Richard Mitchell, American author and professor (d. 2002)
  • 1929-05-02 Link Wray, American rock guitarist, born in Dunn, North Carolina (d. 2005)
  • 1929-05-04 Sydney M. Lamb, American linguist (Stratificational grammar), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1929-05-06 Leon Hughes, American singer (The Coasters)
  • 1929-05-25 Beverly Sills, [Belle "Bubbles" Miriam Silverman], American soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929-05-25 Warren Frost, American actor
  • 1929-06-02 Norton Juster, American author, architect and children's author (The Dot and the Line), born in New York City
  • 1929-06-14 Cy Coleman, [Seymour Kaufman], American songwriter (Witchcraft, Sweet Charity), (d. 2004)
  • 1929-06-16 Ramon Bieri, American actor (d. 2001)

Person of interestJune Carter Cash

1929-06-23 June Carter Cash, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Maces Spring, Virginia (d. 2003)

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • 1929-06-25 Eric Carle, American author
  • 1929-06-26 Milton Glaser, American Designer
  • 1929-06-27 William Afflis, American wrestler (d. 1991)
  • 1929-06-29 Pat Crawford Brown, American actress (Desperate Housewives, General Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • 1929-07-02 John A. Cade, American politician

Person of interestAl Davis

1929-07-04 Al Davis, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • 1929-07-09 Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolinist

Person of interestMike Ilitch

1929-07-20 Mike Ilitch, American businessman (founded Little Caesars Pizza, owner Detroit Red Wings, Tigers), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)

Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza Mike Ilitch
Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza
Mike Ilitch
  • 1929-07-21 Bob Orton, American wrestler (d. 2006)

Person of interestJacqueline Kennedy Onassis

1929-07-28 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American First Lady (1961-63), born in Southampton, New York (d. 1994)

  • 1929-07-31 Don Murray, American actor (Bus Stop, Advise & Consent, Endless Love), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1929-08-07 Don Larsen, American MLB pitcher (NY Yankees), born on what must have been a perfect day in Michigan City, Indiana
  • 1929-08-07 Jo Baer [Josephine Kleinberg], American painter and minimalist artist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1929-08-16 Fritz Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1997)
  • 1929-08-21 X. J. Kennedy, American poet and author (Nude Descending a Staircase), born in New Jersey, Iowa
  • 1929-08-24 Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones), born in Norfolk, Virginia

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2801 - 2,900 of 5,029

  • 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)
  • 2003-10-21 Elliott Smith, American musician (b. 1969)
  • 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)
  • 2003-11-02 Frank McCloskey, American politician (b. 1939)
  • 2003-11-05 Bobby Hatfield, American singer (Righteous Brothers) (b. 1940)
  • 2003-11-06 Crash Holly, American professional wrestler (b. 1971)
  • 2003-11-08 C. Z. Guest, American socialite (b. 1920)
  • 2003-11-08 Guy Speranza, American singer, original Riot frontman (b. 1956)

Person of interestArt Carney

2003-11-09 Art Carney, American actor (Ed Norton-Honeymooners), dies of natural causes at 85

Actor Art Carney
Actor
Art Carney
  • 2003-11-10 Irv "Kup" Kupcinet, American columnist and television personality (b. 1912)
  • 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 drummer (Chic, Power Station) (b. 1954)

Person of interestJonathan Brandis

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

  • 2003-11-13 Kellie Waymire, American actress (b. 1967)
  • 2003-11-14 Gene Anthony Ray, American actor (b. 1962)
  • 2003-11-15 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Annie), dies of cancer at 78
  • 2003-11-15 Laurence Tisch, American businessman (b. 1923)
  • 2003-11-17 Arthur Conley, American singer (b. 1946)
  • 2003-11-17 Don Gibson, American country musician (Sweet Dreams), dies at 75
  • 2003-11-18 Michael Kamen, American composer (b. 1948)
  • 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, American rapper (b. 1978)
  • 2003-11-29 Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler (b. 1952)
  • 2003-11-30 Gertrude Ederle, American swimmer (b. 1906)
  • 2003-12-04 Iggy Katona, American race car driver, dies at 87
  • 2003-12-06 Jerry Tuite, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • 2003-12-07 Carl F. H. Henry American theologian and publisher (b. 1913)
  • 2003-12-07 Azie Taylor Morton, Treasurer of the United States (b. 1936)
  • 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 (b. 1933)
  • 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 (b. 1929)
  • 2003-12-28 Benjamin Hacker, American admiral (b. 1935)
  • 2003-12-29 Earl Hindman, American actor (b. 1942)
  • 2003-12-30 John Gregory Dunne, American writer, dies of heart attack at 71
  • 2004-01-02 Jess Collins, American artist (b. 1923)
  • 2004-01-02 Doralyn "Lynn" Cartwright, American character actress (A League of Their Own), dies at 76
  • 2004-01-04 John Toland, American historian (b. 1912)
  • 2004-01-04 Jake Hess, American singer (b. 1927)
  • 2004-01-06 Francesco Scavullo, American celebrity photographer, dies at 82
  • 2004-01-06 Charles Dumas, American athlete (b. 1937)
  • 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)

Person of interestSpalding Gray

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

  • 2004-01-10 Alexandra Ripley, American author (b. 1934)
  • 2004-01-12 Randy VanWarmer, American singer and songwriter (b. 1955)
  • 2004-01-14 Uta Hagen, German-American actress and theatre practitioner (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), dies at 84
  • 2004-01-14 Ron O'Neal, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2004-01-17 Ray Stark, American stage and film producer (b. 1915)
  • 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 Billy May, American orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show), dies at 87
  • 2004-01-22 Ann Miller, American actress and dancer (On the Town), dies at 80
  • 2004-01-23 Bob Keeshan, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 2004-01-26 Fred Haas, American golfer (b. 1916)
  • 2004-01-27 Jack Paar, American television show host (b. 1918)
  • 2004-01-28 Don Stansauk, American professional wrestler (b. 1936)
  • 2004-01-28 Joe Viterelli, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2004-01-31 Eleanor Holm, American swimmer (b. 1913)
  • 2004-02-01 May O'Donnell, American modern dancer and choreographer (b. 1909)
  • 2004-02-02 Bernard McEveety, American film director (b. 1924)
  • 2004-02-03 Jason Raize, American musical theatre actor (b. 1975)
  • 2004-02-05 John Hench, American animator (b. 1908)
  • 2004-02-08 Julius Schwartz, American comic book and sci-fi editor (b. 1915)
  • 2004-02-15 Jan Miner, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2004-02-16 Doris Troy [Doris Elaine Higginsen], US R&B singer and songwriter (Just One Look), dies from emphysema at 67
  • 2004-02-23 Carl Anderson, American singer (b. 1945)
  • 2004-02-23 Don Cornell, American singer (b. 1919)
  • 2004-02-24 John Randolph [Emanuel Hirsch Cohen], American actor (King Kong, Lucan, Lucas Tanner, Angie), dies at 88
  • 2004-02-27 Paul Sweezy, American Marxist economist and editor (Monthly Review), dies at 93
  • 2004-02-28 Daniel J. Boorstin, American historian, writer, and Librarian of Congress (b. 1914)
  • 2004-02-29 Jerome Lawrence, American playwright (b. 1915)
  • 2004-03-02 Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (All the King's Men, The Exorcist, Giant), dies at 87
  • 2004-03-02 Marge Schott, American baseball team owner (b. 1928)
  • 2004-03-03 Cecily Adams, American actress and casting director (b. 1958)
  • 2004-03-04 George Pake, American physicist (b. 1924)
  • 2004-03-04 Stephen Sprouse, American fashion designer (b. 1953)
  • 2004-03-05 Walter "Walt" Gorney, American character actor (Friday the 13th, Trading Places), dies from natural causes at 91
  • 2004-03-06 Frances Dee, American actress (b. 1909)
  • 2004-03-06 Hercules [Raymond Fernandez], American professional wrestler, dies at 47
  • 2004-03-07 Paul Winfield, American actor (b. 1941)
  • 2004-03-08 Robert Pastorelli, American actor (b. 1954)
  • 2004-03-10 Dave Blood, real name David Schulthise; American musician, bassist for The Dead Milkmen (b. 1956)
  • 2004-03-17 J. J. Jackson, American television personality (b. 1941)
  • 2004-03-26 Jan Berry, American musician (Jan and Dean) (b. 1941)
  • 2004-03-26 Jan Sterling [Jane Adriance], American actress (Ace in the Hole, The High and the Mighty), dies of diabetes and a stroke at 82
  • 2004-03-27 Adán Sánchez, Mexican-American singer (b. 1984)
  • 2004-03-28 Art James, American game show host (b. 1929)
  • 2004-03-30 Timi Yuro [Rosemary Timothy Yuro], American singer (Hurt), dies at 63
  • 2004-04-01 Aaron Bank, American OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (b. 1902)
  • 2004-04-01 Carrie Snodgress, American actress (Diary of Mad Housewife), dies at 58