United States of America in History (Part 32)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3101 - 3,200 of 9,830

Person of interestLittle Richard

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

Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer Little Richard
Singer-Songwriter and Rock 'n' Roll Pioneer
Little Richard
  • 1932-12-05 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 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), born in Robbins, Illinois
  • 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
  • 1933-01-21 Joseph W. Eschbach, American doctor (d. 2007)
  • 1933-02-09 Countess of Airlie [Virginia Ogilvy], Newport, New Jersey, American-born Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1933-02-22 Louise Lopez, American disco singer (Odyssey -"Native New Yorker"; "Use It Up And Wear It Out"), born in Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1933-02-22 Joseph Lechleider, American electrical engineer (invented DSL /high speed internet technology), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1933-02-23 Donna J. Stone, American poet (Wielder of Words), born in Ohio (d. 1994)
  • 1933-02-23 Lee Calhoun, Laurel, Mississippi, American 110m hurdler (Olympic gold 1956, 60)
  • 1933-02-24 Judah Folkman, American cancer researcher
  • 1933-03-13 Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins, American serial killer (claimed to have murdered over 100 people), born in Florence County, South Carolina (d. 1991)

Person of interestRuth Bader Ginsburg

1933-03-15 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American jurist and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1993-2020), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2020)

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • 1933-03-16 Sandy Weill, American financier and philanthropist
  • 1933-03-18 Unita Blackwell, 1st African American mayor in Mississippi
  • 1933-03-23 Philip Zimbardo, American psychologist, known for the Stanford prison experiment
  • 1933-04-05 Larry Felser, American sports columnist, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1933-04-06 Eduardo Malapit, American Democratic politician (d. 2007)
  • 1933-04-15 Roy Clark, American country and bluegrass singer, guitarist, and banjo player (Hee Haw; The Tonight Show), born in Meherrin, Virginia (d. 2018)
  • 1933-04-19 Jayne Mansfield [Vera Jane Palmer], American actress (The Girl Can't Help It), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)
  • 1933-04-24 Patricia Bosworth, American actor, journalist, writer, and biographer, born in Oakland, California (d. 2020)
  • 1933-04-29 Rod McKuen, American singer-songwriter ("Love's Been Good to Me"; "Jean"; "Without A Worry In The World"), and poet (Lonesome Cities), born in Oakland, California (d. 2015)

Person of interestWillie Nelson

1933-04-29 Willie Nelson, American country singer-songwriter ("Crazy"; "On the Road Again"; ), born in Abbott, Texas

Country Singer Willie Nelson
Country Singer
Willie Nelson

Person of interestJames Brown

1933-05-03 James Brown, American soul singer ("Hot Pants"; "Living in America"; "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag") and originator of funk music, born in Barnwell, South Carolina (d. 2006)

Singer James Brown
James Brown
  • 1933-05-28 John Karlen, American actor (Harvey Lacey-Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestJoan Rivers

1933-06-08 Joan Rivers, American comedian and actress (Late Show, Hollywood Squares), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers
  • 1933-06-12 Eddie Adams, American photographer (photograph of execution of a Viet Cong soldier, Pulitzer Prize 1969), born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1933-06-17 Harry Browne, American free-market libertarian writer, politician, and investment analyst (d. 2006)

Person of interestJames Meredith

1933-06-25 James Meredith, American civil rights activist (1st African-American at the University of Mississippi), born in Kosciusko, Mississippi

Civil Rights Activist James Meredith
Civil Rights Activist
James Meredith
  • 1933-06-29 John Bradshaw, American theologian, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1933-07-03 Edward Brandt Jr., American physician and public health official, born in Oklahoma (d. 2007)
  • 1933-07-07 Dick Kallman, American actor (Born to Be Loved, Verboten!), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1933-07-12 Donald E. Westlake, American author (The Hunter), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1933-07-20 Buddy Knox, American rock vocalist (Party Doll, Lovey Dovey), born in Happy, Texas (d. 1999)
  • 1933-07-20 Cormac McCarthy, American author
  • 1933-07-24 Doug Sanders, American golfer (4 x runner-up in major C'ships; 20 PGA Tour titles), born in Cedartown, Georgia (d. 2020)
  • 1933-07-29 "Captain" Lou Albano, American professional wrestler, 1953-69, wrestler manager (1969-95), and actor (Cyndi Lauper music videos; Super Mario Brothers), born in Rome, Kingdom of Italy (d. 2009)
  • 1933-08-01 Dom DeLuise, American comedian (End, Cannonball Run, Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1933-08-17 Glenn Corbett [Glen Edwin Rothenburg], American actor (Route 66, Shenandoah), born in El Monte, California (d. 1993)
  • 1933-08-17 Eugene F. Kranz, American NASA Flight Director (Gemini and Apollo programs)
  • 1933-08-17 Mark Dinning, American pop singer (Teen Angel), born in Manchester, Oklahoma (d. 1986)
  • 1933-08-19 Debra Paget [Debralee Griffin], American actress (Love Me Tender), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1933-08-23 Robert Curl, American chemist (Nobel 1996), born in Alice, Texas
  • 1933-08-25 Wayne Shorter, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Weather Report), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1933-09-01 Ann W. Richards, Lakeview Texas, American politician
  • 1933-09-08 Paul M. Fleiss, American pediatrician; father of Heidi Fleiss
  • 1933-09-11 William Luther Pierce, American author and activist, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2002)
  • 1933-09-25 Hubie Brown, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach, broadcaster (2-time NBA Coach of the Year), born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania
  • 1933-09-26 Donna Douglas, American actress (Elly May Clampett-The Beverly Hillbillies), born in Pride, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1933-09-27 Will Sampson, American actor (d. 1987)
  • 1933-10-10 Jay Sebring, American hair stylist and Manson murder victim, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1969)
  • 1933-10-24 Norman Rush, American writer (Mating), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1933-10-25 Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (Little Rascals), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2005)

Person of interestHobart "Hobie" Alter

1933-10-31 Hobart "Hobie" Alter, American surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, born in Ontario, California (d. 2014)

  • 1933-11-05 Herb Edelman, American actor (Good Guys, Strike Force, 9 to 5), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1933-11-09 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1933-11-10 Ronald Evans, American naval officer and NASA astronaut, born in St. Francis, Kansas (d. 1990)
  • 1933-11-19 Jerry Sheindlin, American jurist; husband of Judith Sheindlin
  • 1933-11-21 Henry Hartsfield Jr, American astronaut (STS-4; STS-41-D; STS-61-A), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2014)

Person of interestRobert Goulet

1933-11-26 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 2007)

Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 1933-11-29 James Rosenquist, American pop artist, born in Grand Forks, North Dakota (d. 2017)
  • 1933-12-02 Michael Larrabee, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 4x400m relay 1964), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2003)
  • 1933-12-09 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1956), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1933-12-10 Mako, Japanese-American actor (The Sand Pebbles), born in Kobe, Hyōgo, Empire of Japan (d. 2006)
  • 1933-12-26 Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street (1969-2018), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • 1933-12-28 John Y. Brown, Jr., American politician
  • 1933-12-31 Edward Bunker, American author & actor, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2005)
  • 1933-12-31 Chryssa [Vardea-Mavromichali], Greek-American artist, born in Athens, Greece (d. 2013)
  • 1934-01-03 Carla Hills, American lawyer and politician (Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 1975-77), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1934-01-08 Alexandra Ripley, American writer, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2004)
  • 1934-02-07 Earl King [Solomon Johnson], American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Come On), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1934-02-11 Mel Carnahan, American politician (d. 2000)
  • 1934-02-12 Anne Krueger, American economist
  • 1934-02-16 Harold "Hal" Kalin, American singer (Kalin Twins), born in Port Jervis, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1934-02-19 Carole Eastman, American screenwriter (d. 2004)

Person of interestSparky Anderson

1934-02-22 Sparky Anderson, American MLB manager (Cincinnati Reds; World Series 1984 Detroit Tigers), born in Bridgewater, South Dakota (d. 2010)

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson

Person of interestRalph Nader

1934-02-27 Ralph Nader, American consumer advocate (Unsafe at Any Speed), born in Winsted, Connecticut

Political Activist Ralph Nader
Political Activist
Ralph Nader
  • 1934-02-27 Van Williams, American actor (Green Hornet, Tycoon), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1934-03-04 Anne Haney, American actress (Mrs. Doubtfire - "Mrs. Sellner"; Liar Liar - "Greta"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2001)
  • 1934-03-13 Barry Hughart, American author of fantasy novels (Bridge of Birds), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1934-03-20 Willie Brown, American Democratic politician and 41st Mayor of San Francisco (1996-2004), born in Mineola, Texas

Person of interestGloria Steinem

1934-03-25 Gloria Steinem, American feminist and publisher (Ms Magazine), born in Toledo, Ohio

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem
  • 1934-03-29 Paul Crouch, American televangelist (Trinity Broadcasting Network), born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • 1934-03-31 Richard Chamberlain, American actor (Dr Kildare), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • 1934-04-01 Jim Ed Brown, American country music singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Sparkman, Arkansas
  • 1934-04-01 Don Hastings, American actor (Capt Video, Bob-As the World Turns), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1934-04-01 Vladimir Posner, Russian-French-American journalist who represented and explained the views of the Soviet Union during the Cold War, born in Paris
  • 1934-04-02 Paul Joseph Cohen, American mathematician (Cohen forcing, Continuum hypothesis), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1934-04-11 Mark Strand, American poet, editor and translator (Another Republic), born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada (d. 2014)
  • 1934-04-14 Fredric Jameson, American philosopher, cultural theorist
  • 1934-04-18 George Shirley, African-American tenor (first African-American tenor to perform a leading role at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1934-04-25 Denny "Scott" Miller, American actor (Wagon Train), born in Bloomington Ind, (d. 2014)
  • 1934-04-28 Lois Duncan, American young adult novelist (I Know What You Did Last Summer), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1934-05-05 John "Ace" Cannon, American pop, rock and country music saxophonist (Tuff Sax), born in Grenada, Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • 1934-05-10 Gary Owens, American disc jockey/TV host (Laugh In, Gong Show), born in Mitchell, South Dakota
  • 1934-05-10 Jeanine Basinger, American film scholar

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 3101 - 3,200 of 4,945

  • 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 (b. 1928)
  • 2005-08-02 Steven Vincent, American journalist and writer (b. 1955)
  • 2005-08-04 Anatoly Larkin, Russian American physicist, dies at 72
  • 2005-08-06 Keter Betts, American jazz bassist (b. 1928)
  • 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 Matthew McGrory, American actor (b. 1973)
  • 2005-08-09 Judith Rossner, American novelist (b. 1935)
  • 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 Robert Moog, American engineer (Moog synthesizer, Moog Music), dies of a brain tumor at 71
  • 2005-08-21 Martin Dillon, American opera singer, dies of cardiac arrest at 48
  • 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)

Person of interestBob Denver

2005-09-02 Bob Denver, American actor (Gilligan's Island), dies of complications from treatment for cancer at 70

Actor Bob Denver
Bob Denver
  • 2005-09-03 William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1924)
  • 2005-09-10 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American blues singer (Mary is Fine), dies at 81
  • 2005-09-11 Chris Schenkel, American sportscaster (Monday Night Fights), dies at 82
  • 2005-09-14 William Berenberg, American physician (b. 1915)
  • 2005-09-14 Robert Wise, American Academy Award-winning film director (The Day the Earth Stood Still; West Side Story; The Sound Of Music), dies of heat failure at 91
  • 2005-09-15 Sidney Luft, American movie director, dies at 89

Person of interestGordon Gould

2005-09-16 Gordon Gould, American physicist (inventor of the laser) dies at 85

Physicist Gordon Gould
Gordon Gould
  • 2005-09-17 Alfred Reed, American composer, dies at 84
  • 2005-09-20 Tobias Schneebaum, American writer, anthropologist and explorer dies at 83
  • 2005-09-24 Thomas "Tommy" Bond, American actor (Butch-Our Gang, Superman), dies at 79
  • 2005-09-25 Don Adams, American actor and comedian (Get Smart), dies at 82
  • 2005-09-25 George Archer, American golfer (US Masters 1969), dies of Burkitt's lymphoma at 65
  • 2005-09-25 Urie Bronfenbrenner, American psychologist (b. 1917)
  • 2005-09-25 M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (The Road Less Traveled), dies at 69
  • 2005-09-28 Constance Baker Motley, American judge (b. 1921)
  • 2005-09-29 Austin Leslie, American chef, the "Godfather of Fried Chicken" (b. 1934)
  • 2005-10-02 Nipsey Russell, American comedian (Car 54, Where Are You?), dies at 87
  • 2005-10-02 August Wilson, American playwright (Fences, Pulitzer 1987), dies at 60
  • 2005-10-04 Stanley K. Hathaway, American politician (27th Governor of Wyoming), dies at 81
  • 2005-10-07 Charles Rocket, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live), dies at 56
  • 2005-10-09 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show), dies of lung cancer at 92
  • 2005-10-10 Wayne Booth, American literary critic (b. 1921)
  • 2005-10-12 C. Delores Tucker, American politician and civil rights activist (b. 1927)
  • 2005-10-13 Vivian Malone Jones, American civil rights activist (b. 1942)
  • 2005-10-16 "Len" Dresslar, American singer and voice actor (b. 1925)
  • 2005-10-16 Eugene "Porky" Lee, American child actor (Little Rascals), dies at 71
  • 2005-10-16 David Reilly, American singer (God Lives Underwater), dies at 34
  • 2005-10-18 Bill King, American sports broadcaster (b. 1927)
  • 2005-10-19 Dallas Cook, American musician (Suburban Legends) (b. 1982)
  • 2005-10-20 Shirley Horn, American singer (b. 1934)
  • 2005-10-21 Tara Correa-McMullen, American actress (Judging Amy), shot at 16
  • 2005-10-22 Franky Gee, American singer (Captain Jack) (b. 1962)
  • 2005-10-23 William Hootkins, American actor, dies at 57
  • 2005-10-23 John Muth, American economist (b. 1930)

Person of interestRosa Parks

2005-10-24 Rosa Parks, American civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger, dies of natural causes at 92

Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks
Civil Rights Activist
Rosa Parks
  • 2005-10-26 Keith Parkinson, American fantasy artist, dies of Leukemia at 47
  • 2005-10-28 Bob Broeg, American sports writer (b. 1918)
  • 2005-10-28 Richard Smalley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)
  • 2005-10-31 John "Beatz" Holohan, American drummer (Bayside), dies in an auto accident at 31
  • 2005-10-31 Hal Anger, American biophysicist and electrical engineer who invented the gamma camera, dies at 85
  • 2005-11-01 Michael Piller, American screenwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2005-11-04 Sheree North, American actress and singer (b. 1932)
  • 2005-11-05 Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (b. 1912)
  • 2005-11-08 David Westheimer, American novelist (Von Ryan's Express), dies at 88
  • 2005-11-11 Peter Drucker, Austrian-American management theorist, dies at 95
  • 2005-11-11 Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director (Lion of the Dessert), dies at 75
  • 2005-11-13 Eddie Guerrero, American/Mexican professional wrestler (b. 1967)
  • 2005-11-13 Vine Deloria, Jr., Native American author, theologian, historian, and activist (b. 1933)
  • 2005-11-15 Dr. Adrian Rogers, American Southern Baptist Minister and leader (b. 1931)
  • 2005-11-16 Ralph Edwards, American TV host (This is Your Life), dies at 92
  • 2005-11-18 Harold J Stone, American actor (Spartacus, The Wrong Man), dies at 92
  • 2005-11-20 Sheldon Gardner, American psychologist (b. 1934)
  • 2005-11-20 Chris Whitley, American blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter, dies of lung cancer at 45
  • 2005-11-20 James King, American tenor, dies at 80
  • 2005-11-21 Hugh Sidey, American journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2005-11-22 Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (youngest to ride winner of English Grand National on Battleship 1938), dies at 84
  • 2005-11-23 Constance Cummings, American-British Tony Award-winning stage (Wings; Long Day's Journey Into Night), and screen (Blithe Spirit; Glamour) actress, dies at 95
  • 2005-11-27 Jocelyn Brando, American actress (The Big Heat, Ugly American, China Venture), dies at 86
  • 2005-11-27 Joe Jones, American R&B singer (b. 1926)
  • 2005-11-28 Marc Lawrence [Max Goldsmith], American character actor (Man With Golden Gun), dies of natural causes at 95
  • 2005-11-29 Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (Wanna Hold Your Hand, Bossom Buddies, Back to the Future), dies of breast cancer at 47
  • 2005-11-30 Jean Parker [Luise-Stephanie Zelinska], American actress (Beyond Tomorrow, Little Women), dies of complications from a stroke at 90
  • 2005-12-01 Gust Avrakotos, American intelligence case officer (b. 1938)
  • 2005-12-02 Kenneth Lee Boyd, American convicted murderer (executed) (b. 1948)
  • 2005-12-02 Nat Mayer Shapiro, American painter (b. 1919)
  • 2005-12-04 Gregg Hoffman, American film producer (b.1963)
  • 2005-12-05 Ed Masry, American lawyer (b. 1932)
  • 2005-12-09 Robert Sheckley, American sci-fi author (10th Victim, Mindswap), dies at 77

Person of interestRichard Pryor

2005-12-10 Richard Pryor, American comedian and actor (Lady Sings the Blues, Stir Crazy), dies aged 65

Comedian and Actor Richard Pryor
Comedian and Actor
Richard Pryor
  • 2005-12-12 Robert F. Newmyer, American film producer (b. 1946)
  • 2005-12-13 Timothy Jordan II, American musician (The All American Rejects, Jonezetta) (b. 1981)
  • 2005-12-14 Trevanian [Rodney William Whitaker], American film scholar & author, dies at 74
  • 2005-12-16 Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (b. 1937)
  • 2005-12-16 John Spencer, American actor (b. 1946)
  • 2005-12-17 Jack Anderson, American journalist (b. 1922)
  • 2005-12-18 Alan Voorhees, American engineer and urban planner (b. 1922)
  • 2005-12-19 Vincent Gigante, Italian-American mafioso, dies at 77
  • 2005-12-23 Norman D. Vaughan, American polar explorer and dogsled driver (b. 1905)