United States of America in History (Part 30)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 2901 - 3,000 of 9,830

  • 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)
  • 1930-01-13 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter (Mama Spank, The Game of Triangles), born in Roseau, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • 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 author and cartoonist known as the "Michelangelo of the Macabre", born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2019) [1]
  • 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
  • 1930-03-22 Derek Bok, American lawyer and educator (President of Harvard University), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

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 ("Where Flamingos Fly"; "Sex Is A Misdemeanor") , born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (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

Person of interestSonny Liston

1930-07-22 Sonny Liston, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1962-64), born in Johnson Township, Arkansas (d. 1970)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
  • 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 and cartoonist (Now Here's My Plan: A Book of Futilities; The Giving Tree) and songwriter (A Boy Named Sue; The Cover Of The Rolling Stone), 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 country, rock and jazz guitar virtuoso ("Sugarfoot Rag"; "(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame"; "Jingle Bell Rock"), born in Cowpens, South Carolina (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 [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)

Person of interestRip Taylor

1931-01-13 Rip Taylor, American actor and comedian (Gong Show, $1.98 Beauty Show), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2019)

Comedian and Actor Rip Taylor
Comedian and Actor
Rip Taylor
  • 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 player (1949-66), and coach or manager (19671-2014), born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • 1931-01-20 Earl Grant, American musician and 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)

  • 1931-04-01 Charles Price, American Businessman and diplomat, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1931-04-04 Bobby Ray Inman, American admiral and intelligence director, born in Rhonesboro, Texas
  • 1931-04-07 Donald Barthelme, American writer (Snow White, Sadness), born in Philadelphia, Pa (d. 1989)
  • 1931-05-02 Phil Bruns, American actor and writer (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "George Shumway"), born in Pipestone, Minnesota (d. 2012)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 2901 - 3,000 of 4,945

  • 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 film music composer (The Magnificent Seven; To Kill A Mockingbird; The Age Of Innocence; Thoroughly Modern Millie), 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 52 [1]
  • 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 musical theater lyricist, with John Kander (Cabaret; Chicago; New York, New York; Funny Lady) dies of a heart attack at 76

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 (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1945-76), and actor, 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 - "White Rabbit"; New Riders of the Purple Sage) 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)
  • 2005-01-15 Deem Bristow, American video game voice actor (b. 1947)
  • 2005-01-16 Marjorie Williams, American journalist (b. 1958)
  • 2005-01-17 Virginia Mayo [Jones], American actress (The Best Years of Our Lives, Out of the Blue, White Heat), dies of congestive heart failure at 84
  • 2005-01-17 Albert Schatz, American microbiologist (b. 1920)
  • 2005-01-18 Lamont Bentley, American actor (b. 1973)
  • 2005-01-20 Roland Frye, American literary critic and theologian (b. 1921)
  • 2005-01-21 John L. Hess, American journalist (b. 1917)
  • 2005-01-22 Rose Mary Woods, American Watergate scandal figure (b. 1917)

Person of interestJohnny Carson

2005-01-23 Johnny Carson, American comedian and TV host (The Tonight Show, Who Do You Trust), dies of respiratory failure arising from emphysema at 79

Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • 2005-01-25 William Augustus Bootle, American judge (b. 1902)
  • 2005-01-25 Philip Johnson, American architect (b. 1906)
  • 2005-01-25 Ray Peterson, American singer (Tell Laura I Love Her), dies at 65
  • 2005-01-30 Wes Wehmiller, American musician (b. 1971)
  • 2005-02-06 Karl Haas, American radio presenter (b. 1913)
  • 2005-02-08 Jimmy Smith, American jazz musician and organist (Walk On The Wild Side), dies at 79