United States of America in History (Part 29)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2801 - 2,900 of 9,878

  • 1928-07-13 Leroy Vinnegar, American jazz bassist
  • 1928-07-15 Carl Woese, American microbiologist
  • 1928-07-17 Vince Guaraldi, American jazz pianist 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 (Last Exit to Brooklyn), born in Brooklyn, New York (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, 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)
  • 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 (I'm Cheryl – Fly Me.), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • 1928-08-30 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)
  • 1928-08-30 Lloyd Casner, American race car driver and owner (Casner Motor Racing Division team), born in Miami, Florida (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), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1928-09-20 Donald Hall, American writer, literary critic and Poet Laureate of the United States, born in Hamden, Connecticut (d. 2018)
  • 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 and illustrator (Harriet the Spy), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1974)
  • 1928-10-14 Frank E. Resnik, American business executive (Philip Morris USA), born in Pleasant Unity, Pennsylvania (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 1978 - discovery of restriction enzymes and their application in restriction mapping), born in Wilmington, Delaware (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 musical actor (The Affairs of Dobie Gillis), born in The Bronx, New York (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 (If You Leave Me Tonight I'll Cry), born in Guilford, Missouri (d. 2008)
  • 1928-12-19 Nathan Oliveira, American artist
  • 1928-12-21 Edwin "Ed" Nelson, American actor (Peyton Place, Along Came a Spider), born in New Orleans, Louisiana,(d. 2014)
  • 1929-01-05 Wilbert Harrison, American R&B singer (Kansas City), born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 1994)
  • 1929-01-09 Dorothea Puente, American serial killer, born in Redlands, California (d. 2011)
  • 1929-01-12 Alasdair MacIntyre, Scottish-born American philosopher, born in Glasgow, Scotland

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, director and producer (The Sopranos, The Good Wife), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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 (d. 1982)
  • 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-Chinese actor (The New Adventures of Charlie Chan), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 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 (d. 2018)

Person of interestJoe Gallo

1929-04-07 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1972)

Gangster Joe Gallo
Joe Gallo
  • 1929-04-26 Richard Mitchell, American professor and author (The Underground Grammarian), born in Brooklyn, New York (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), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1929-05-25 [Belle Miriam Silverman] Beverly Sills, American operatic soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1929-05-25 Warren Frost, American actor (Twin Peaks, Matlock, Seinfeld), born in Newburyport, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 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), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1929-06-16 Ramon Bieri, American actor (Badlands, The Andromeda Strain), born in Hartford, Connecticut (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 designer, illustrator and author of children's books (The Very Hungry Caterpillar), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1929-06-26 Milton Glaser, American graphic designer (founded New York Magazine, created the I ♥ NY" logo), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1929-06-27 Dick the Bruiser [William Fritz Afflis], American professional wrestler, born in Delphi, Indiana (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 (Grand Ole Opry), born in Coeburn, Virginia

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 (only perfect game in World Series history, Game 5 1956; World Series MVP 1956; NY Yankees), born in Michigan City, Indiana (d. 2019)
  • 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
  • 1929-09-02 Hal Ashby, American film director (d. 1988)

Person of interestWhitey Bulger

1929-09-03 Whitey Bulger [James Bulger Jr.], American gangster, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2018)

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Whitey Bulger

Person of interestJohn Gutfreund

1929-09-14 John Gutfreund, American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

Investment Banker John Gutfreund
Investment Banker
John Gutfreund
  • 1929-09-14 Larry Collins, American writer, born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • 1929-09-17 Patricia "Pat" Crowley, American actress (Money from Home, There's Always Tomorrow), born in Olyphant, Pennsylvania
  • 1929-09-25 Kevin White, American politicians (Mayor of Boston, 1968-1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1929-10-03 Bert Stern, American photographer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1929-10-05 Autherine Lucy, 1st African-American to enroll in University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, born in Shiloh, Alabama
  • 1929-10-26 Neal Matthews, Jr., American singer (The Jordanaires), born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 2000)
  • 1929-10-28 John Hollander, American poet and literary critic, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2013)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 2801 - 2,900 of 4,974

  • 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 heart attack at 71
  • 2004-01-02 Jess Collins, American artist, dies at 80
  • 2004-01-02 Doralyn "Lynn" Cartwright, American character actress (A League of Their Own), dies at 76
  • 2004-01-04 John Toland, American political writer (Rising Sun, Pulitzer 1971), dies at 91
  • 2004-01-04 Jake Hess, American singer (b. 1927)
  • 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)

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, 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 Billy May, American orchestra leader and composer (The Green Hornet, Mod Squad, Batman), 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 (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 Jack Paar, American television show host (b. 1918)
  • 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
  • 2004-01-28 Joe Viterelli, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2004-01-31 Eleanor Holm, American 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1932), dies at 90
  • 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 (Crime Photographer), dies at 86
  • 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 [Luigi Varlaro], American singer (Sammy Kaye Orch, Hold My Hand), dies of emphysema and diabetes at 84
  • 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 (Inherit the Wind), dies at 88
  • 2004-03-02 Mercedes McCambridge, American actress (All the King's Men, The Exorcist, Giant), dies at 87
  • 2004-03-02 Marge Schott, American MLB owner (Cincinnati Reds), dies of pneumonia at 75
  • 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 (Star Trek II, Huckleberry Finn, Mars Attack), dies at 64
  • 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) dies after a stroke at 62
  • 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
  • 2004-04-04 Casey Sheehan, American soldier, son of Cindy Sheehan (b. 1979)
  • 2004-04-06 Niki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets) (b. 1937)
  • 2004-04-07 Victor Argo, American actor, dies at 69
  • 2004-04-21 Mary McGrory, American journalist and columnist, dies at 85
  • 2004-04-22 Jason L. Dunham, American Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 22

Person of interestEstée Lauder

2004-04-24 Estée Lauder, American cosmetics entrepreneur (Estée Lauder cosmetics), dies of cardiopulmonary arrest at 97

Cosmetics Company Founder Estée Lauder
Cosmetics Company Founder
Estée Lauder
  • 2004-04-26 Hubert Selby Jr., American author (Last Exit to Brooklyn), dies at 75
  • 2004-05-06 Philip Kapleau, American Zen teacher and founder (Rochester Zen Center in New Haven), dies at 91
  • 2004-05-06 Barney Kessel, American jazz guitarist (The Wrecking Crew), dies at 80
  • 2004-05-09 Alan King [Irwin Kniberg], American comedian & actor (Anderson Tapes, Memories of Me), dies at 76
  • 2004-05-11 John C. Whitehead, American singer (McFadden & Whitehead), dies at 92
  • 2004-05-18 Elvin Jones, American jazz drummer, dies at 76
  • 2004-05-22 Richard Biggs, American actor (b. 1960)
  • 2004-05-24 Henry Ries, American photographer (b. 1917)
  • 2004-05-24 Edward Wagenknecht, American literary critic (b. 1900)
  • 2004-05-25 Roger W. Straus, Jr., American publisher (b. 1917)
  • 2004-05-29 Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (b. 1925)
  • 2004-05-31 Robert Quine, American guitarist, dies at 61
  • 2004-06-01 William Manchester, American writer (b. 1922)
  • 2004-06-02 Loyd Sigmon, American amateur ("ham") radio broadcaster, dies at 95
  • 2004-06-04 Steve Lacy, American saxophonist (b. 1934)
  • 2004-06-13 Dick Durrance, American skier, dies at 89
  • 2004-06-13 Ralph Wiley, American sports journalist and writer (Sports Illustrated and ESPN's Page 2), dies from a heart attack at 52
  • 2004-06-22 Mattie Stepanek, American poet (b. 1990)
  • 2004-06-22 Bob Bemer, American computer scientist (b. 1920)
  • 2004-06-27 Darrell Russell, American race car driver (b. 1968)
  • 2004-06-27 George Patton IV, American general (b. 1923)
  • 2004-06-29 Bernard Babior, American physician and biochemist, dies at 68

Person of interestMarlon Brando

2004-07-01 Marlon Brando, American actor (The Godfather, A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront), dies at 80

  • 2004-07-02 John Cullen Murphy, American comic strip artist, dies at 85
  • 2004-07-05 Rodger Ward, American race car driver (b. 1921)
  • 2004-07-06 Syreeta Wright, American singer (b. 1946)
  • 2004-07-08 Paula Danziger, American author (b. 1944)
  • 2004-07-09 Paul Klebnikov, American journalist (b. 1963)