United States of America in History (Part 30)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2901 - 3,000 of 9,878

  • 1929-11-10 Marilyn Bergman, American composer and songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929-11-13 Fred Phelps, American Baptist minister and civil rights attorney, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • 1929-11-23 Hal Lindsey, American evangelist and Christian writer

Person of interestDick Clark

1929-11-30 Dick Clark [Richard Wagstaff Clark], American radio and television personality (American Bandstand), born in Mount Vernon, New York (d. 2012)

Radio and TV Personality Dick Clark
Radio and TV Personality
Dick Clark
  • 1929-12-01 David Doyle, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Rugrats), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1997)
  • 1929-12-06 Frank Springer, American comics artist (The Adventures of Phoebe Zeit-Geist), born in Jamaica, Queens, New York (d. 2009)
  • 1929-12-14 Ron Nelson, American composer, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1929-12-19 Howard Sackler, American screenwriter (d. 1982)
  • 1930-01-02 Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1930-01-03 Edward "Eddie" Egan, American actor (The French Connection, Joe Forrester), born in NYC, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1930-01-06 Victor "Vic" Tayback, American actor (Mel Sharples-"Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore "), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1930-01-10 Roy E. Disney, American film executive & CEO of Disney, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2009)
  • 1930-01-15 Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1985)
  • 1930-01-16 Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer, born in Blair, Oklahoma (d. 2006)
  • 1930-01-19 Nathalie "Tippi" Hedren, American actress, animal rights activist and former fashion model (The Birds, Marnie), born in New Ulm, Minnesota
  • 1930-01-23 Ken Errair, American singer (Four Freshmen), (d. 1969)
  • 1930-01-30 Samuel J. Byck, American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • 1930-02-08 James Deetz, American anthropologist (d. 2000)
  • 1930-02-09 Garner Ted Armstrong, American evangelist (d. 2003)
  • 1930-02-11 Roy De Forest, American Painter (d. 2007)
  • 1930-02-15 Nico Minardos, Greek-American actor (The Twilight Zone, Twelve Hours to Kill), born in Pangrati, Athens (d. 2011)
  • 1930-02-18 Gahan Wilson, American cartoonist
  • 1930-02-22 James McGarrell, American painter, born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1930-02-24 Barbara Lawrence, American model, actress, and real estate agent (Oklahoma!, A Letter to Three Wives), born in Carnegie, Oklahoma (d. 2013)
  • 1930-02-27 Paul von Ragué Schleyer, American chemist
  • 1930-02-27 Peter Stone, American writer (d. 2003)

Person of interestOrnette Coleman

1930-03-09 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Downbeat Musician of Year 1966), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2015)

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman
  • 1930-03-13 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter (Mama Spank, The Game of Triangles), born in Roseau, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • 1930-03-13 Jan Howard [Lula Grace Johnson], American country music singer, born in West Plains, Missouri
  • 1930-03-22 Derek Bok, American lawyer and educator

Person of interestSteve McQueen

1930-03-24 Steve McQueen, American actor called "The King of Cool" during the 1960s (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape), born in Beech Grove, Indiana (d. 1980)

  • 1930-04-09 F. Albert Cotton, American chemist, born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1930-04-11 Anton LaVey, American founder of the Church of Satan, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • 1930-04-12 Manuel Neri, American sculptor (life-size figurative sculptures), born in Sanger, California
  • 1930-04-19 Dick Sargent [Richard Stanford Cox ], American actor (Bewitched), born in Carmel, California (d. 1994)
  • 1930-04-24 Jerome Callet, American musician and designer of brass instruments, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2019)
  • 1930-04-25 Paul Mazursky, American writer/director (Moscow on the Hudson), born in Brooklyn, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1930-04-28 James Baker, American Secretary of the Treasury (1985-88), Secretary of State (1989-92), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1930-05-07 Totie Fields [Sophie Feldman], American comedienne, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1978)
  • 1930-05-08 Alex L. Shigo, Duquesne Pennsylvania, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist known for his study of tree decay and contributions to modern arboricultural practices
  • 1930-05-10 Scott Muni, American radio DJ (d. 2004)
  • 1930-05-11 Stanley L Elkin, American writer/professor (Living End), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1930-05-11 Bud Ekins, American stuntman (d. 2007)
  • 1930-05-11 William Carey, American businessman and philanthropist (W.P. Carey & Co. LLC), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)

Person of interestHarvey Milk

1930-05-22 Harvey Milk, American politician and gay activist, born in Woodmere, New York (d. 1978)

American Politician Harvey Milk
American Politician
Harvey Milk
  • 1930-05-30 Robert Ryman, American painter
  • 1930-06-03 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer, born in Pittsburgh (d. 2007)
  • 1930-06-12 Jim Nabors, American actor and singer (Gomer Pyle, Back Home Again in Indiana), born in Sylacauga, Alabama (d. 2017)
  • 1930-06-16 Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian-American cinematographer (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), born in Szeged, Hungary (d. 2016)
  • 1930-06-19 Gena Rowlands, American actress (The Notebook), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1930-06-20 Paul Pender, American boxer
  • 1930-06-24 William B. Ziff, Jr., American publishing executive (d. 2006)
  • 1930-06-25 George Murdock, American actor, born in Salina, Kansas (d. 2012)
  • 1930-07-01 Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director (Lion of the Dessert), born in Aleppo, French Mandate for Syria and the Lebanon (d. 2005)
  • 1930-07-01 Margaret A. Brewer, American soldier and first female General officer in US Marine Corps, born in Durand, Michigan (d. 2013)

Person of interestGeorge Steinbrenner

1930-07-04 George Steinbrenner, American businessman and MLB team owner (New York Yankees), born in Rocky River, Ohio (d. 2010)

New York Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner
New York Yankees Owner
George Steinbrenner
  • 1930-07-11 Harold Bloom, American literary critic, born in the Bronx, New York (d. 2019)
  • 1930-07-15 Stephen Smale, American mathematician
  • 1930-07-28 David "Junior" Kimbrough, American bluesman, born in Hudsonville, Mississippi (d. 1998)

Person of interestNeil Armstrong

1930-08-05 Neil Armstrong, American X-15 pilot and astronaut - 1st man on the Moon (Gemini 8, Apollo 11), born in Wapakoneta Ohio, (d. 2012)

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • 1930-08-16 Frank Gifford, American NFL halfback (NY Giants)/ABC sportscaster, born in Santa Monica, California (d. 2015)

Person of interestWarren Buffett

1930-08-30 Warren Buffett, American business magnate (world's wealthiest person in 2008), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Investor Warren Buffett
Investor
Warren Buffett
  • 1930-09-14 Allan Bloom, American philosopher and author (Closing of the American Mind), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1992)
  • 1930-09-17 Jim Rohn, American business philosopher, born in Yakima, Washington (d. 2009)
  • 1930-09-25 Shel Silverstein, American writer (Now Here's My Plan: A Book of Futilities), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1930-10-11 Sam Johnson, American politician (Rep-R-Texas), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1930-10-17 Robert Atkins, American nutritionist (d. 2003)
  • 1930-10-29 Natalie Sleeth, American composer, born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • 1930-11-01 A. R. Gurney, American playwright (The Dining Room), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1930-11-03 D. James Kennedy, American theologian (d. 2007)
  • 1930-11-11 Hank Garland, American guitar virtuoso (d. 2004)
  • 1930-11-11 Hugh Everett, American physicist (many-worlds-interpretation of quantum physics), born in Washington D.C. (d. 1982)
  • 1930-11-17 Bob Mathias, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1948, 52) and congressman, born in Tulare, California (d. 2006)
  • 1930-11-22 John P. Schiffer, American nuclear physicist, born in Budapest
  • 1930-11-27 Joe DeNardo, American Meteorologist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-12-02 Gary Becker, American economist (Nobel 1992) and recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom 2007, born in Pottsville, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1930-12-04 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist and composer, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1930-12-12 Bill Beutel, American journalist and anchor (ABC), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • 1930-12-31 Odetta [Odetta Holmes], American folk singer (Sanctuary), actress and civil rights activist, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2008)
  • 1931-01-05 Alvin Ailey, African-American choreographer (American Dance Theater), born in Rogers, Texas (d. 1989)
  • 1931-01-06 E. L. Doctorow, American author (Ragtime, Billy Bathgate), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1931-01-17 Douglas Wilder, American politician, Governor of Virginia (1990-94), 1st African American Governor since Reconstruction, born in Richmond, Virginia
  • 1931-01-17 Don Zimmer, American baseball coach, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • 1931-01-20 Earl Grant, American musician & singer (Ebb Tide, Winter Wonderland), born in Idabel, Oklahoma (d. 1970)
  • 1931-01-30 Allan W. Eckert, American historian, naturalist, and author, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1931-02-02 Judith Viorst, American author
  • 1931-02-06 Mamie Van Doren, American actress, model, singer, and sex symbol (Teacher's Pet, The Navy vs. the Night Monsters), born in Rowena, South Dakota
  • 1931-02-14 Brian Kelly, American actor (Flipper, Straightaway), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • 1931-02-15 Geoff Edwards, American television game show host, (d. 2014)
  • 1931-02-23 Tom Wesselmann, American collage artist and sculptor (Great American Nudes) (d. 2004)
  • 1931-02-24 Dominic Chianese, American actor, singer, and musician (The Sopranos, The Godfather Part II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1931-03-04 Wally Bruner, American journalist and television host (d. 1997)
  • 1931-03-04 Bob Johnson, American ice hockey coach (d. 1991)
  • 1931-03-04 Alice Rivlin, American economist
  • 1931-03-06 Hal Needham, American stuntman, (d. 2013)
  • 1931-03-08 Neil Postman, American cultural critic (d. 2003)
  • 1931-03-18 Howard Coble, American politician (Rep-R-NC, 1985-2015), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1931-03-24 Connie Hines, American actress (Mister Ed), born in Dedham, Massachusetts (d. 2009)
  • 1931-03-25 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer and composer

Person of interestLeonard Nimoy

1931-03-26 Leonard Nimoy, American actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)


Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2901 - 3,000 of 4,974

  • 2004-07-09 Isabel Sanford, American actress (Louise-Jeffersons/All in the Family), dies at 86 (b. 1917)
  • 2004-07-11 Laurance Rockefeller, American CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank) and philanthropist, dies at 94
  • 2004-07-13 Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls), dies from advanced leukemia at 55
  • 2004-07-19 Reverend Francis Marzen, American Catholic prelate (b. 1924)
  • 2004-07-21 Jerry Goldsmith, American pianist and composer (Twilight Zone, Planet Of The Apes), dies of colon cancer at 75
  • 2004-07-21 Edward B. Lewis, American geneticist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate (b. 1918)
  • 2004-07-22 Illinois Jacquet, American jazz saxophonist, dies at 81
  • 2004-07-28 Sam Edwards, American actor (Captain Midnight, Twelve O'Clock High), dies at 89
  • 2004-07-28 Eugene Roche, American actor (Foul Play, Slaughterhouse Five), dies at 75
  • 2004-07-31 Virginia Grey, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2004-08-01 Philip Abelson, American physicist and Nobel Prize Laureate, dies at 91
  • 2004-08-02 Don Tosti, American musician (b. 1923)

Person of interestRick James

2004-08-06 Rick James, American funk musician ("Super Freak"), dies of pulmonary failure and cardiac failure at 56

Musician Rick James
Musician
Rick James
  • 2004-08-07 Red Adair, American oil field firefighter (b. 1915)
  • 2004-08-08 Fay Wray, Canadian American actress (King Kong), dies at 96
  • 2004-08-09 Tony Mottola, American jazz guitarist, dies at 86
  • 2004-08-09 David Raksin, American composer renown for his work in film and TV (Laura, Modern Times), dies at 92
  • 2004-08-13 Julia Child, American chef, author and television personality (The French Chef), dies at 91
  • 2004-08-16 Carl Mydans, American photographer (b. 1907)
  • 2004-08-16 Robert Quiroga, American boxer (b. 1969)
  • 2004-08-18 Elmer Bernstein, American movie music composer (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Age Of innocence, Thoroughly Modern Mille), dies at 82
  • 2004-08-22 Al Dvorin, American Elvis Presley concert announcer, dies at 81
  • 2004-08-26 Laura Branigan, American singer-songwriter (Gloria), dies of a brain aneurysm at 47
  • 2004-08-30 Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (dirty-snowball theory), dies at 97
  • 2004-08-30 Indian Larry, American motorcycle builder and stuntman (b. 1949)
  • 2004-09-04 James O. Page, American paramedic (b. 1936)
  • 2004-09-08 Frank Thomas, American animator, dies at 92
  • 2004-09-10 Brock Adams, American politician (b. 1927)
  • 2004-09-11 Fred Ebb, American lyricist (b. 1933)

Person of interestJohnny Ramone

2004-09-15 Johnny Ramone, American lead guitarist of the punk rock band The Ramones, dies of prostate cancer at 55

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone
  • 2004-09-18 Russ Meyer, American film director (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), dies at 82
  • 2004-09-19 Eddie Adams, American photographer (photograph of execution of a Viet Cong soldier, Pulitzer Prize 1969), dies at 71
  • 2004-09-19 Árpád Bogsch, Hungarian-born American civil servant (b. 1919)
  • 2004-09-19 Skeeter Davis, American singer (b. 1931)
  • 2004-09-19 Ellis Marsalis, Sr., American businessman, musician, and activist
  • 2004-09-20 Townsend Hoopes, American politician (b. 1922)
  • 2004-09-21 Barry Noble Wakeman, American naturalist and educator (b. 1939)
  • 2004-09-22 Big Boss Man [Ray Washington Traylor Jr.], American professional wrestler, dies at 41
  • 2004-09-27 John E. Mack, American psychiatrist and author (b. 1929)
  • 2004-09-28 Geoffrey Beene, American fashion designer (8 Coty Awards), dies at 77
  • 2004-09-28 Scott Muni, American disc jockey (b. 1930)
  • 2004-10-01 Richard Avedon, American photographer (b. 1923)

Person of interestJanet Leigh

2004-10-03 Janet Leigh [Jeanetta Morrison], American actress (Psycho), dies at 77

Actress Janet Leigh
Actress
Janet Leigh
  • 2004-10-04 Gordon Cooper, American astronaut (b. 1927)

Person of interestRodney Dangerfield

2004-10-05 Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian (Caddyshack), dies at 82

Comedian and Actor Rodney Dangerfield
Comedian and Actor
Rodney Dangerfield
  • 2004-10-05 William H. Dobelle, American biomedical engineer (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 nominee), dies at 62
  • 2004-10-08 James Chace, American historian (b. 1931)

Person of interestChristopher Reeve

2004-10-10 Christopher Reeve, American actor (Superman, Somewhere in Time), dies of an adverse reaction to an antibiotic at 52

  • 2004-10-10 Arthur H. Robinson, American cartographer (b. 1915)
  • 2004-10-19 Elliott Smith, American Singer Songwriter(b. 1969)
  • 2004-10-20 Anthony Hecht, American poet (b. 1923)
  • 2004-10-23 Robert Merrill [Moishe Miller], American operatic baritone and actor (NY Metropolitan Opera), dies at 87
  • 2004-10-24 Randy Dorton, American race car crew member (b. 1954)
  • 2004-10-24 Ricky Hendrick, American auto racer and team owner (NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series 1 win, 23 top 10s), dies in plane crash at 24
  • 2004-10-24 James Cardinal Hickey, American Catholic archbishop (b. 1920)

Person of interestVaughn Meader

2004-10-29 Vaughn Meader, American comedian and musician, dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 68 (b. 1936)

Comedian and Musician Vaughn Meader
Comedian and Musician
Vaughn Meader
  • 2004-10-30 Margaret O'Rene "Peggy" Ryan, American dancer and actress (Hawaii Five-0), dies at 80
  • 2004-11-01 Mac Dre [Andre Louis Hicks], American rapper and hip hop pioneer, dies at 34
  • 2004-11-01 Terry Knight, American rock producer and singer (Grand Funk Railroad), murdered at 61
  • 2004-11-07 Howard Keel, American actor, singer and president of the Screen Actors Guild (7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate), dies of cancer at 87
  • 2004-11-13 Thomas Foglietta, American politician (b. 1928)
  • 2004-11-13 Ol' Dirty Bastard [Russell Jones], American rapper (member of Wu Tang Clan), dies of a drug overdose at 35
  • 2004-11-18 Cy Coleman [Seymour Kaufman], American songwriter (Witchcraft, Sweet Charity), dies at 75
  • 2004-11-19 Terry Melcher, American musician and record producer (b. 1942)
  • 2004-11-23 Pete Franklin, American talk radio host (b. 1928)
  • 2004-11-29 John Drew Barrymore, American actor (Pantomine Quiz), dies from cancer at 72
  • 2004-12-02 Mona Van Duyn, American poet (b. 1921)
  • 2004-12-07 Frederick Fennell, American conductor (Time & Winds), dies at 90
  • 2004-12-07 Jerry Scoggins, American singer (b. 1913)
  • 2004-12-09 David Brudnoy, American radio personality (b. 1940)
  • 2004-12-16 Agnes Martin, Canadian-American abstract painter dies aged 92
  • 2004-12-17 Tom Wesselmann, American collage artist (b. 1931)
  • 2004-12-19 Herbert C. Brown, English-born American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1912)
  • 2004-12-23 Anne Truitt, American artist dies aged 83
  • 2004-12-27 Hank Garland, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 2004-12-28 Jerry Orbach, American actor (b. 1935)

Person of interestSusan Sontag

2004-12-28 Susan Sontag, American writer, dies from Myelodysplastic syndrome at 71

Author Susan Sontag
Author
Susan Sontag
  • 2004-12-29 Julius Axelrod, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1912)
  • 2004-12-30 Artie Shaw [Arthur Arshawsky], American bandleader, jazz clarinetist and actor (Begin the Beguine), dies at 94

Person of interestShirley Chisholm

2005-01-01 Shirley Chisholm, 1st African American Congresswoman (Rep-D-NY) & presidential candidate, dies of a stroke at 80

1st Black Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
1st Black Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm
  • 2005-01-01 Eugene J. Martin, American painter & artist, dies at 66
  • 2005-01-01 Bob Matsui, American politician, dies at 63
  • 2005-01-02 Maclyn McCarty, American geneticist, dies at 93
  • 2005-01-02 Frank Kelly Freas, American artist, dies at 82
  • 2005-01-02 Ronald "Bo" Ginn, American politician, dies at 70
  • 2005-01-03 Will Eisner, American comic book artist (b. 1917)
  • 2005-01-04 Alton Tobey, American artist, dies at 90
  • 2005-01-04 Robert Heilbroner, American economist (b. 1919)
  • 2005-01-04 Frank Harary, American mathematician (b. 1921)
  • 2005-01-04 Guy Davenport, American author, artist, and scholar (b. 1927)
  • 2005-01-05 Danny Sugerman, American music manager (The Doors) (b. 1954)
  • 2005-01-08 Warren Spears, American choreographer and dancer
  • 2005-01-10 Gene Baylos, American comedian (b. 1906)
  • 2005-01-10 James Forman, American civil rights leader (b. 1928)
  • 2005-01-10 Jack Horner, American sports journalist (b. 1912)
  • 2005-01-11 Spencer Dryden, American drummer (Jefferson Airplane) dies of colon cancer at 66
  • 2005-01-11 James Griffin, American musician (Bread) (b. 1943)
  • 2005-01-13 Nell Rankin, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1924)
  • 2005-01-14 Charlotte MacLeod, American writer (b. 1922)
  • 2005-01-15 Elizabeth Janeway, American author (b. 1913)