United States of America in History (Part 31)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3001 - 3,100 of 10,101

  • 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)
  • 1931-03-25 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), born in Pipestone, Minnesota (d. 2012)
  • 1931-05-03 Thomas Sutherland, American hostage (Lebanon) and academic, born in Falkirk, Scotland (d. 2016)

Person of interestWillie Mays

1931-05-06 Willie Mays, American baseball centerfielder (Giants, NY Mets), "Say Hey Kid" (660 HRs, MVP 1954), born in Westfield, Alabama

MLB Legend Willie Mays
MLB Legend
Willie Mays

Person of interestJim Jones

1931-05-13 Jim Jones, American Leader of Peoples Temple cult (Jonestown Massacre), born in Randolph County, Indiana (d. 1978)

Founder of the Peoples Temple cult Jim Jones
Founder of the Peoples Temple cult
Jim Jones
  • 1931-05-15 Ken Venturi, American golfer, (d. 2013)
  • 1931-05-18 Don Martin, American cartoonist (d. 2000)
  • 1931-05-28 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1931-06-03 Lindy Remigino, American track and field athlete (1952 Olympic gold 100m), born in Elmhurst, Queens, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1931-06-09 Joe Santos, American actor (Rockford Files), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1931-06-11 Audrey Schuh, American operatic soprano, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1931-06-17 John Baldessari, American artist
  • 1931-06-28 Junior Johnson, American NASCAR driver
  • 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 [Genaro Louis Vitaliano], American singer (Arriverderci Roma), born in NYC (d. 2014)
  • 1931-07-11 Tab Hunter [Arthur Andrew Kelm], American actor (Tab Hunter Show, Lust in the Dust) and singer (Young Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1931-07-15 Clive Cussler, Aurora Illinois, American writer (Raise The Titanic, Sahara)
  • 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, born in Pelham, New York
  • 1931-08-07 Charles E. Rice, American legal scholar and author
  • 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), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1931-08-30 Carrie Saxon Perry, 1st African American mayor of a major US city (Hartford CT)
  • 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 (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, Canada (d. 2016)
  • 1931-11-16 Hubert Sumlin, American blues musician
  • 1931-11-23 Gloria Lynne, 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 TV commentator (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
  • 1931-12-28 Martin Milner, American actor (Route 66", "Adam 12"), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1932-01-03 Coo Coo Marlin, American NASCAR race car driver, born in Columbia, Tennessee (d. 2005)
  • 1932-01-06 Stuart A. Rice, American chemist
  • 1932-01-10 Elaine Devry, American actress
  • 1932-01-14 Don Garlits, American auto racer (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
  • 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 actor (d. 2003)

Person of interestJohnny 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)

Country Singer Johnny Cash
Country Singer
Johnny Cash

Person of interestElizabeth Taylor

1932-02-27 Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress (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 F1 Driver (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 car designer (d. 2001)
  • 1932-03-04 Frank Wells, American entertainment businessman (d. 1994)
  • 1932-03-11 Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (d. 2007)
  • 1932-03-17 Donald N. Langenberg, American physicist
  • 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, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1932-04-05 Billy Bland, American singer and songwriter, born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 2017)
  • 1932-04-09 Jim Fowler, American zoologist
  • 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)

Person of interestLoretta Lynn

1932-04-14 Loretta Lynn, American country singer-songwriter (Coal Miner's Daughter), born in Butcher's Hollow Kentucky

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • 1932-04-21 Elaine May, American comedienne/writer/actress (New Leaf, Primary Colors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestCasey Kasem

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

Disc Jockey and Actor Casey Kasem
Disc Jockey and Actor
Casey Kasem
  • 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)

Person of interestSonny Liston

1932-05-08 Sonny Liston, American heavyweight boxer, born in Sand Slough, Arkansas (d. 1970)

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Sonny Liston
  • 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
  • 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 (d. 1975)
  • 1932-06-18 Dudley R. Herschbach, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1932-07-02 Ken McMillan, American actor (Malone, Concrete Beat), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1932-07-05 Billy Laughlin, American actor (d. 1948)
  • 1932-07-07 Josef Zawinul, Austrian-American jazz keyboardist, composer and musician (d. 2007)
  • 1932-07-11 Bob McGrath, American actor
  • 1932-07-15 Nina Van Pallandt, Copenhagen Denmark, actress (American Gigolo)
  • 1932-07-17 Hal Riney, American advertising executive (d. 2008)
  • 1932-07-18 Robert Ellis Miller, American film director
  • 1932-07-22 Tom Robbins, American author (Even Cowgirls Get the Blues), born in Blowing Rock, North Carolina
  • 1932-07-31 Morey Carr, American singer (Playmates) (d. 1987)

Person of interestTed Cassidy

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

  • 1932-07-31 John Searle, American philosopher, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1932-08-01 Meir Kahane, American founder of the Jewish Defense League (d. 1990)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3001 - 3,100 of 5,024

  • 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) and presidential candidate, dies of a stroke at 80

Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm
Congresswoman
Shirley Chisholm
  • 2005-01-01 Eugene J. Martin, American painter, artist (b. 1938)
  • 2005-01-01 Bob Matsui, American politician (b. 1941)
  • 2005-01-02 Maclyn McCarty, American geneticist (b. 1911)
  • 2005-01-02 Frank Kelly Freas, American artist (b. 1922)
  • 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 (b. 1914)
  • 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) (b. 1938)
  • 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)
  • 2005-01-23 Johnny Carson, American television host (b. 1925)
  • 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 (b. 1925)
  • 2005-02-08 Keith Knudsen, American drummer, vocalist and songwriter (The Doobie Brothers), dies at 56

Person of interestArthur Miller

2005-02-10 Arthur Miller, American playwright, dies at 89

Playwright Arthur Miller
Playwright
Arthur Miller
  • 2005-02-11 Jack L. Chalker, American author (b. 1944)
  • 2005-02-12 Sammi Smith, American country music singer (Help Me Make It Through the Night) , dies at 61
  • 2005-02-13 Dick Weber, American professional bowler (b. 1929)
  • 2005-02-14 Najai Turpin, American boxer
  • 2005-02-15 Samuel Francis, American journalist (b. 1947)
  • 2005-02-16 Nicole DeHuff, American actress (pneumonia) (b. 1975)
  • 2005-02-20 Sandra Dee, American actress (b. 1944)
  • 2005-02-20 John Raitt, American actor and singer (Chevy Show, Pajama Game), dies rom complications due of pneumonia at 88
  • 2005-02-20 Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (b. 1937)
  • 2005-02-20 Pam Bricker, American jazz singer and Thievery Corporation vocalist (b. 1954)
  • 2005-02-21 Ara Berberian, American opera singer (b. 1930)
  • 2005-02-21 Eugene Scott, American religious broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • 2005-02-26 Jef Raskin, American computer scientist (b. 1943)
  • 2005-03-02 Martin Denny, American musician (Exotica), dies at 93
  • 2005-03-03 Max M. Fisher, American philanthropist (b. 1928)
  • 2005-03-04 Robert Consoli, American actor and musician (b. 1964)
  • 2005-03-06 Teresa Wright, American actress (Eleanor Gehrig-Pride of the Yankees), dies at 86
  • 2005-03-07 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (b. 1950)
  • 2005-03-09 Chris LeDoux, American country singer (b. 1948)
  • 2005-03-10 Danny Joe Brown, American singer (Molly Hatchet) dies of pneumonia at 53
  • 2005-03-16 Anthony George, American actor (Untouchables, Checkmate), dies of emphysema at 83
  • 2005-03-17 George F. Kennan, American Cold War strategist and historian (b. 1904)
  • 2005-03-17 Andre Norton, American writer (b. 1912)
  • 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 singer (b. 1924)
  • 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 (b. 1921)
  • 2005-03-29 Johnnie Cochran, American lawyer (b. 1937)
  • 2005-03-29 Mitch Hedberg, American comedian (b. 1968)
  • 2005-03-30 Robert Creeley, American poet (b. 1926)
  • 2005-03-30 Milton Green, American athlete (b. 1913)
  • 2005-03-30 Fred Korematsu, American civil rights activist (b. 1919)
  • 2005-03-30 Derrick Plourde, American drummer (b. 1971)
  • 2005-03-31 Stanley J. Korsmeyer, American oncologist (b. 1951)
  • 2005-03-31 Frank Perdue, American poultry farmer (b. 1920)
  • 2005-03-31 Terri Schiavo, American figure in right to die case (b. 1963)
  • 2005-04-01 Jack Keller, American songwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2005-04-01 Robert Coldwell Wood, American educator (b. 1923)
  • 2005-04-05 Dale Messick [Dalia Messick], American comic strip artist (Brenda Starr, Reporter), dies at 98
  • 2005-04-05 Debralee Scott, American actress (Cathy-Mary Hartman, Angie), dies at 52
  • 2005-04-10 Iakovos, Archbishop of America (b. 1911)
  • 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 musician (b. 1924)
  • 2005-04-15 John Fred, American singer (Judy in Disguise with Glasses), dies 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 (b. 1915)
  • 2005-04-26 Mason Adams, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2005-04-28 Chris Candido, American wrestler (b. 1972)
  • 2005-04-28 Percy Heath, American jazz bassist (Modern Jazz Quartet) (b. 1923)
  • 2005-04-29 William J. Bell, American television writer and producer (b. 1927)