United States of America in History (Part 31)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3001 - 3,100 of 9,757

  • 1931-06-11 Audrey Schuh, American operatic soprano, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1931-06-17 John Baldessari, American artist, born in National City, California
  • 1931-06-28 Junior Johnson, American auto racer and team owner (Daytona 500 1960; NASCAR Hall of Fame), born in Wilkes County, North Carolina (d. 2019)
  • 1931-06-29 Ed Gilbert, American actor (The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1931-07-01 Leslie Caron, French-American actress (Gigi, Father Goose), born in Boulogne-Biliancourt, Seine
  • 1931-07-08 Jerry Vale [Gennaro Vitaliano], American pop singer ("Arriverderci Roma"; "Have You Looked Into Your Heart"), born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 2014)
  • 1931-07-11 Tab Hunter [Arthur Andrew Kelm], American actor (The Girl He Left Behind; Lust In The Dust) and singer (Young Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1931-07-15 Clive Cussler, American writer (Raise The Titanic, Sahara), born in Aurora, Illinois,
  • 1931-07-28 Darryl Hickman, American actor (Human Comedy, Tea & Sympathy), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1931-07-31 Kenny Burrell, American guitarist (Organ Grinder Swing), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1931-07-31 Nick Bollettieri, American tennis coach (Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, Monica Seles), born in Pelham, New York
  • 1931-08-07 Charles E. Rice, American legal scholar and author, born in New York (d. 2015)
  • 1931-08-15 Richard F. Heck, American chemist who discovered the Heck Reaction (Nobel Prize 2010), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1931-08-25 Regis Philbin, American talk & game show host (Joey Bishop Show; Live with Regis & Kathie Lee; Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1931-08-30 Carrie Saxon Perry, 1st African-American mayor of a major US city (Hartford CT), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1931-08-31 Noble Willingham, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger, The Corndog Man), born in Mineola, Texas (d. 2004)
  • 1931-09-04 Mitzi Gaynor [Francesca von Gerber], American actress, singer and dancer (Anything Goes, South Pacific), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1931-09-10 Philip Baker Hall, American actor (Secret Honor, Hard Eight, Magnolia), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1931-10-11 Dorothy Woolfolk, American comic book editor (Kryptonite), born in NYC, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1931-11-06 Mike Nichols [Mikhail Peschkowsky], German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1931-11-08 Morley Safer, Canadian-American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1931-11-16 Hubert Sumlin, American blues guitarist (Howlin' Wolf), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • 1931-11-23 Gloria Lynne [Wilson], American jazz vocalist (Dell Tones), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2013)
  • 1931-12-01 Jimmy Lyons, American musician (d. 1986)
  • 1931-12-04 Wally George, American conservative TV commentator, born in Oakland, California (d. 2003)
  • 1931-12-09 William Reynolds, American actor (The Gallant Men, All That Heaven Allows), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1931-12-17 Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor (Charlotte's Web, Alice, The Partridge Family), born in Sarnia, Ontario (d. 2014)
  • 1931-12-18 Allen Klein, American rock and roll business manager - ABKCO (Sam Cooke; Rolling Stones, Beatles), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2009)
  • 1931-12-28 Martin Milner, American actor (Route 66", "Adam 12"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1932-01-03 Coo Coo Marlin, American auto racer (NASCAR nine top 5, 51 top 10 finishes in 165 Winston Cup starts), born in Columbia, Tennessee (d. 2005)
  • 1932-01-06 Stuart A. Rice, American chemist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-01-10 Elaine Devry [Thelma Mahnken], American actress (The Atomic Kid, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf), born in Compton, California
  • 1932-01-14 Don Garlits, American racing driver (1st drag racer over 200mph for 1/4 mile), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1932-01-16 Dian Fossey, American zoologist (Gorillas in the Mist), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1985)
  • 1932-02-13 Susan Oliver, American actress (Ann-Peyton Place, Star Trek-Cage), born in NYC, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1932-02-16 Harry Goz, American musical theatre actor and voice actor, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2003)

Johnny Cash

1932-02-26 Johnny Cash, American country singer ("I Walk the Line"; "Ring of Fire": "A Boy Named Sue"), born in Kingsland, Arkansas (d. 2003)

Elizabeth Taylor

1932-02-27 Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian (Father of the Bride, Butterfield 8, Cleopatra), born in London, England (d. 2011)

  • 1932-02-29 Gene Golub, American mathematician (d. 2007)
  • 1932-02-29 Masten Gregory, American auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1961, 65 [Jochen Rindt]), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1985)
  • 1932-02-29 Reri Grist, African-American coloratura soprano
  • 1932-03-02 Frank E. Petersen Jr, American soldier and 1st African American Marine aviator & General, born in Topeka Kansas (d. 2015)
  • 1932-03-04 Ed "Big Daddy" Roth, American custom hot rod car designer, born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2001)
  • 1932-03-04 Frank Wells, American entertainment executive (President of Walt Disney), born in Coronado, California (d. 1994)
  • 1932-03-11 Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (d. 2007)
  • 1932-03-17 Donald N. Langenberg, American physicist, born in Devil's Lake, North Dakota (d. 2019)
  • 1932-03-25 Wes Santee, American runner, born in Ashland, Kansasmiler (d. 2010)
  • 1932-03-29 William Charette, American navy Hospital Corpsman and Medal of Honour recipient, born in Ludington, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1932-04-04 Clive Davis, American record producer and music industry executive (Columbia, Arista, Sony), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1932-04-05 Billy Bland, American singer and songwriter, born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 2017)
  • 1932-04-10 Nate Nelson, American singer (Flamingos - "I Only Have Eyes for You"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1932-04-12 Dennis Banks, American activist (leader of the American Indian Movement), born in Leech Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota (d. 2017)

Loretta Lynn

1932-04-14 Loretta Lynn, American country singer-songwriter ("Coal Miner's Daughter"; "Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man"), born in Butcher Hollow, Kentucky (d. 2022)

  • 1932-04-21 Elaine May, American comedienne, writer and actress (New Leaf, Primary Colors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Casey Kasem

1932-04-27 Casey Kasem, American radio personality (creator of American Top 40), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2014)

  • 1932-05-02 Maury Allen, American sportswriter and columnist (New York Post), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1932-05-03 Robert Osborne, American film historian (Turner Classic Movies), born in Colfax, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1932-05-06 Leon Hughes, American pop-rock singer (The Coasters - "Young Blood"), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1932-05-14 Robert Bechtle, American painter
  • 1932-05-19 Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007)
  • 1932-05-29 Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author who founded the group Zero Population Growth, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-05-31 Jay Miner, American microchip designer (d. 1994)
  • 1932-06-04 John Drew Barrymore, American actor (Pantomine Quiz), born in Beverly Hills, California (d. 2004)
  • 1932-06-04 Oliver Nelson, American jazz composer and arranger (The Blues and the Abstract Truth), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)
  • 1932-06-18 Dudley R. Herschbach, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1932-07-02 Kenneth McMillan, American actor (Malone, Concrete Beat), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1932-07-05 Billy Laughlin, American child actor (Froggy- Our Gang), born in San Gabriel, California (d. 1948)
  • 1932-07-07 [Josef] Joe Zawinul, Austrian-American jazz keyboardist, composer and bandleader (Weather Report - "Birdland"), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2007)
  • 1932-07-11 Bob McGrath, American musician, voice artist and actor (Sesame Street), born in Ottawa, Illinois
  • 1932-07-15 Nina Van Pallandt, Danish actress and singer (American Gigolo), born in Copenhagen Denmark
  • 1932-07-17 Hal Riney, American advertising executive, born in Seattle Washington (d. 2008)
  • 1932-07-18 Robert Ellis Miller, American film director, born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1932-07-22 Tom Robbins, American author (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues), born in Blowing Rock, North Carolina
  • 1932-07-31 John Searle, American philosopher, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1932-07-31 Morey Carr, American singer (Playmates) (d. 1987)

Ted Cassidy

1932-07-31 Ted Cassidy, American actor (Lurch-Addams Family), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1979)

  • 1932-08-01 Meir Kahane, American founder of the Jewish Defense League, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1932-08-07 Maurice Rabb Jr., American ophthalmologist, born in Shelbyville, Kentucky (d. 2005)
  • 1932-08-12 Charlie O'Donnell, American game show announcer (Wheel of Fortune), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)
  • 1932-08-14 Lee Hoffman, American author (The Valdez Horses), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1932-09-03 Eileen Brennan, American actress (Laugh-In, Pvt Benjamin), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • 1932-09-10 Bo Goldman, American screenwriter (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest), born in New York City
  • 1932-09-26 Richard Herd, American actor (V: The Final Battle), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1932-09-27 Oliver Williamson, American economist (Nobel Prize for Economics 2009), born in Superior, Wisconsin (d. 2020)
  • 1932-10-12 Ned Jarrett, American race car driver and announcer (50 Grand National victories), born in Conover, North Carolina
  • 1932-10-13 Jack Colvin, American actor (Incredible Hulk), born in Lyndon, Kansas (d. 2005)
  • 1932-10-14 Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist, born in Kolomna, Russia (d. 2005)
  • 1932-10-14 Enrico di Giuseppe, American tenor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)

Sylvia Plath

1932-10-27 Sylvia Plath, American poet (The Colossus; Three Women), novelist (The Bell Jar), and posthumous Pulitzer Prize winner (Poetry, 1982), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

  • 1932-11-02 Melvin Schwartz, American Physicist and Nobel Laureate (neutrinos - subatomic particles with no electric charge and virtually no mass), born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-11-11 Al Levitt, American jazz drummer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1932-11-26 Alan Stout, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2018)
  • 1932-12-05 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)

Little Richard

1932-12-05 Little Richard [Wayne Penniman], American singer-songwriter and rock 'n' roll pioneer (Tutti Frutti), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2020)

  • 1932-12-07 Paul Caponigro, American photographer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1932-12-21 Edward Hoagland, American essayist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1932-12-28 [Grace] Nichelle Nichols, American actress (Star Trek - "Lt. Uhura") and singer (Down To Earth; "Fly Me To The Moon"), born in Robbins, Illinois (d. 2022)
  • 1933-01-07 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Angel Heart, Where Eagles Dare), born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1933-01-14 Stan Brakhage, American filmmaker, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2003)
  • 1933-01-15 Ernest J. Gaines, African-American author, born in Oscar, Louisiana

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3001 - 3,100 of 4,917

  • 2005-03-16 Anthony George, American actor (Untouchables, Checkmate), dies of emphysema at 83
  • 2005-03-17 Andre Norton, American writer (b. 1912)
  • 2005-03-17 George F. Kennan, American Cold War strategist and historian (b. 1904)
  • 2005-03-19 John De Lorean, American automobile engineer (b. 1925)
  • 2005-03-21 Barney Martin, American actor, comedy writer and NYPD detective (Seinfeld), dies of lung cancer at 82
  • 2005-03-21 Bobby Short, American cabaret singer and pianist, dies at 80
  • 2005-03-25 Paul Henning, American TV/film producer and writer (b. 1911)
  • 2005-03-27 Bob Casey, American baseball announcer (b. 1925)
  • 2005-03-27 Grant Johannesen, American concert pianist, dies at 83
  • 2005-03-29 Johnnie Cochran, American attorney (O.J. Simpson defense attorney), dies at 67
  • 2005-03-29 Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (b. 1968)
  • 2005-03-30 Derrick Plourde, American punk rock drummer, takes his own life at 33
  • 2005-03-30 Fred Korematsu, American civil rights activist (b. 1919)
  • 2005-03-30 Milton Green, American athlete (b. 1913)
  • 2005-03-30 Robert Creeley, American poet (b. 1926)
  • 2005-03-31 Frank Perdue, American poultry farmer (b. 1920)
  • 2005-03-31 Stanley J. Korsmeyer, American oncologist (b. 1951)
  • 2005-03-31 Terri Schiavo, American figure in right to die case (b. 1963)
  • 2005-04-01 Jack Keller, American songwriter, and record producer ("Run To Him"; "Breakin' In A Brand New Broken Heart"; theme to Bewitched), dies of leukemia at 68
  • 2005-04-01 Robert Coldwell Wood, American educator MIT, University of Massachusetts), and government administrator (US Housing and Urban Development; Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority), dies of stomach cancer at 81
  • 2005-04-05 Dale Messick [Dalia Messick], American comic strip artist (Brenda Starr, Reporter), dies at 98
  • 2005-04-05 Debralee Scott, American actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Cathy"; Angie), dies at 52
  • 2005-04-10 Iakovos, Archbishop of North and South America (Greek Orthodox), dies at 93
  • 2005-04-11 Maurice R. Hilleman, American microbiologist who developed over 36 vaccines including measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia, dies at 85
  • 2005-04-13 Johnnie Johnson, American blues & jazz piano player (Chuck Berry's band), dies of kidney problems and pneumonia at 80
  • 2005-04-15 John Fred [Gourrier], American pop singer (John Fred and His Playboy Band - "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)"), dies from kidney disease at 63
  • 2005-04-16 Marla Ruzicka, American humanitarian worker and peace activist (b. 1976)
  • 2005-04-19 Ruth Hussey, American actress (Another Thin Man), dies at 93
  • 2005-04-22 Philip Morrison, American physicist, dies at 89
  • 2005-04-28 Chris Candido, American wrestler, dies at 33
  • 2005-04-28 Percy Heath, American jazz bassist (Modern Jazz Quartet), dies at 81
  • 2005-04-29 William J. Bell, American television writer and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2005-05-02 Kenneth Bancroft Clark, American civil rights activist (Dark Ghetto) and first black president of the American Psychological Association, dies at 90
  • 2005-05-07 Peter W. Rodino, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey (1949-89), dies at 95
  • 2005-05-07 Tristan Egolf, American writer (Lord of The Barnyard; Skirt and the Fiddle), takes his own life at 33
  • 2005-05-10 David Wayne, American singer (Metal Church) (b. 1958)
  • 2005-05-13 George Dantzig, American mathematician (b. 1914)
  • 2005-05-13 Michael Ross, American serial killer (b. 1959)
  • 2005-05-17 Frank Gorshin, American comedian and impersonator (Riddler-Batman), dies at 72
  • 2005-05-19 Henry Corden, American actor and voice artist (b. 1921)
  • 2005-05-20 William Seawell, United States Army Brigadier General (b. 1918)
  • 2005-05-21 Howard Morris, American comedic actor and director (The Andy Griffith Show, High Anxiety), dies of a heart disease at 85
  • 2005-05-22 Julia Randall, American poet (b. 1924)
  • 2005-05-22 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor (Tony the Tiger), and bass singer ("You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"), dies from prostate cancer at 91
  • 2005-05-25 Gregory Scott Johnson, American murderer, dies of lethal injection at 40
  • 2005-05-25 Ruth Laredo, American concert pianist, dies of ovarian cancer at 67

Eddie Albert

2005-05-26 Eddie Albert, American actor (Roman Holiday), dies of pneumonia at 99

  • 2005-05-29 George Rochberg, American composer (Concord Quartet), dies at 86

Anne Bancroft

2005-06-06 Anne Bancroft [Anna Italiano], American stage and screen Emmy, Oscar, and Tony Award-winning actress (The Graduate; The Miracle Worker), director, and screenwriter, dies from uterine cancer at 73

  • 2005-06-06 Dana Elcar, American actor (Peter Thornton- MacGyver), dies of pneumonia at 77
  • 2005-06-10 Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer (b. 1915)
  • 2005-06-13 Lane Smith, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2005-06-17 Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum - "Runaway Train"), dies of complications from esophageal cancer at 41

Jack Kilby

2005-06-20 Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer (Nobel Prize in Physics, 2000 - handheld calculator, integrated circuit), dies at 81

  • 2005-06-20 Larry Collins, American writer, dies at 75
  • 2005-06-23 Shana Alexander, American journalist (Life magazine, 60 Minutes), dies of cancer at 79
  • 2005-06-24 Paul Winchell (Wilchinsky), American ventriloquist (Jerry Mahoney, Knucklehead Smiff), inventor (mechanical artificial human heart,1963), voice actor (Winnie the Pooh - "Tigger"; Dick Dastardly; The Banana Splits -"Fleegle"),, and acupuncturist, dies at 82
  • 2005-06-25 John Fiedler, American Actor (b. 1925)
  • 2005-06-27 John T. Walton, American businessman (b. 1946)
  • 2005-06-27 Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)
  • 2005-06-28 Brenda Howard, American LGBT activist (b. 1946)
  • 2005-07-01 Luther Vandross, American soul singer, songwriter ("Endless Love"; "Dance With My Father"), and vocal arranger (David Bowie - Young Americans), dies of a heart attack at 54
  • 2005-07-01 Renaldo "Obie" Benson, American singer (The Four Tops - "I Can't Help Myself"), and songwriter ("What's Going On"), dies from lung cancer at 69
  • 2005-07-02 Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (North by Northwest), dies at 89
  • 2005-07-03 Gaylord Nelson, American politician (founder of Earth Day, dies at 89
  • 2005-07-05 Shirley Goodman, American R&B and disco singer (Shame Shame Shame), dies at 69
  • 2005-07-06 Ed McBain [Evan Hunter], American writer (Blackboard Jungle), dies at 78
  • 2005-07-06 L. Patrick Gray III, American FBI director (b. 1916)
  • 2005-07-09 Kevin Hagen, American actor (Little House on the Prairie), dies at 77
  • 2005-07-10 Freda Wright-Sorce, American radio performer (b. 1955)
  • 2005-07-10 Freddy Soto, American comedian and actor (b. 1970)
  • 2005-07-11 Frances Langford, American singer (I'm In The Mood For Love), entertainer (Armed Forces Hour; USO tours), actress (All-American Co-Ed; Born To Dance), and philanthropist, dies of congestive heart failure at 92
  • 2005-07-14 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger, dies at 80
  • 2005-07-19 Edward Bunker, American writer (b. 1933)
  • 2005-07-20 Kayo Hatta, American film director (b. 1958)
  • 2005-07-22 Eugene Record American songwriter and singer (The Chi-Lites) (b. 1940)
  • 2005-07-23 Ted Greene, American jazz guitarist and teacher (b. 1946)
  • 2005-07-26 Alexander Golitzen, American art director (b. 1908)
  • 2005-07-26 Jack Hirshleifer, American economist (b. 1925)
  • 2005-08-01 Al Aronowitz, American music journalist (New York Post; Saturday Evening Post), introduced The Beatles to Bob Dylan, dies of cancer at 77
  • 2005-08-02 Steven Vincent, American journalist and writer, kidnapped and murdered by religious extremists in Iraq at 49
  • 2005-08-04 Anatoly Larkin, Russian American physicist, dies at 72
  • 2005-08-06 (William) "Keter" Betts, American jazz double bassist (Dinah Washington; Charlie Byrd; Ella Fitzgerald), dies of a heart attack at 77
  • 2005-08-08 Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (Vertigo, Dallas, Caught), dies at 82
  • 2005-08-08 John H. Johnson, African-American publisher (b. 1918)
  • 2005-08-09 Judith Rossner, American novelist (Looking for Mr Goodbar), dies at 70
  • 2005-08-09 Matthew McGrory, American actor (worlds's tallest actor at 7 ft 6 in), dies at 32
  • 2005-08-14 Coo Coo Marlin, American NASCAR race car driver, dies at 73
  • 2005-08-16 Joe Ranft, American screenwriter and animator (Toy Story, Cars), dies at 45
  • 2005-08-16 Vassar Clements, American musician (b. 1928)
  • 2005-08-17 John Bahcall, American astrophysicist (b. 1934)
  • 2005-08-18 Christopher Bauman, American wrestler (b. 1982)
  • 2005-08-21 Martin Dillon, American opera singer, dies of cardiac arrest at 48
  • 2005-08-21 Robert Moog, American engineer (Moog synthesizer, Moog Music), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • 2005-08-23 Brock Peters [George Fisher], American actor and singer (Carmen Jones; To Kill a Mockingbird), dies at 78
  • 2005-08-23 Harold "Hal" Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins), dies in a road accident at 71
  • 2005-08-26 Robert Denning, American interior designer, dies at 78
  • 2005-09-01 R. L. Burnside, American blues musician (Deep Blues), dies at 78 (b. 1926)

Bob Denver

2005-09-02 Bob Denver, American actor (Gilligan's Island, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis), dies of complications from treatment for cancer at 70 [1] [2]