United States of America in History (Part 32)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3101 - 3,200 of 10,094

  • 1932-08-07 Maurice Rabb, Jr., American ophthalmologist
  • 1932-08-12 Charlie O'Donnell, American game show announcer
  • 1932-08-14 Lee Hoffman, American author (d. 2007)
  • 1932-08-16 Eydie Gorme [Edithe Gormezano], American singer (Bossa Nova), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2013)
  • 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
  • 1932-09-26 Richard Herd, American actor
  • 1932-09-27 Oliver E. Williamson, American economist
  • 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 (d. 2005)
  • 1932-10-14 Enrico di Giuseppe, American tenor (d. 2005)

Person of interestSylvia Plath

1932-10-27 Sylvia Plath, American poet and novelist (Colossus, 3 Women, Bell Jar), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath
  • 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
  • 1932-12-05 Little Richard [Wayne Penniman], Macon, Georgia, American singer-songwriter (Tutti Frutti)
  • 1932-12-05 James Cleveland, American gospel singer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1932-12-07 Paul Caponigro, American photographer
  • 1932-12-21 Edward Hoagland, American essayist
  • 1932-12-28 Nichelle Nichols, American actress and singer (Uhura in Star Trek), 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 (d. 2003)
  • 1933-01-15 Ernest J. Gaines, American author
  • 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 singer (Odyssey), 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, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, born in Brooklyn, New York

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, Meherrin, Virginia, US country singer (Hee Haw, The Tonight Show)
  • 1933-04-19 Jayne Mansfield [Vera Jane Palmer], US 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
  • 1933-04-29 Rodney "Rod" McKuen, American poet, singer-songwriter and actor (Jean, Alone, Beatsville), born in Oakland, California (d. 2015)

Person of interestWillie Nelson

1933-04-29 Willie Nelson, American country singer (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) and originator of funk music, born in Barnwell, South Carolina (d. 2006)

Singer James Brown
Singer
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)
  • 1933-06-25 James Meredith, American civil rights activist (1st African-American at the University of Mississippi), born in Kosciusko, Mississippi
  • 1933-06-29 John Bradshaw, American theologian, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1933-07-03 Edward Brandt, American doctor and public health official (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 professional golfer, born in Cedartown, Georgia
  • 1933-07-29 Lou Albano, American pro wrestling manager
  • 1933-08-01 Dom DeLuise, American comedian (End, Cannonball Run, Fatso), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1933-08-17 Glenn Corbett [Glen Edwin Rothenburg], El Monte, California, American actor (Route 66, Shenandoah)
  • 1933-08-17 Eugene F. Kranz, American NASA executive
  • 1933-08-17 Mark Dinning, American singer (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 musician (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 coach and broadcaster
  • 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 (d. 1969)
  • 1933-10-24 Norman Rush, American writer
  • 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 astronaut (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 61A), born in Birmingham Ala, (d. 2014)

Person of interestRobert Goulet

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

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American 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 (d. 2003)
  • 1933-12-09 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1956), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1933-12-10 Mako, Japanese-born American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1933-12-26 Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer (Big Bird on Sesame Street), born in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • 1933-12-28 John Y. Brown, Jr., American politician
  • 1933-12-31 Edward Bunker, American author and actor (d. 2005)
  • 1933-12-31 Chryssa Vardea-Mavromichali, Athens Greece, Greek American artist
  • 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 (d. 2004)
  • 1934-01-13 Rip Taylor, American actor and comedian (Gong Show, $1.98 Beauty Show), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1934-02-06 Bernard Erhard, American voice actor (d. 2000)
  • 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 [George Lee Anderson], American MLB manager (Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers), born in Bridgewater, South Dakota (d. 2010)

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 1934-02-26 Robert Novak, American political columnist

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

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3101 - 3,200 of 5,017

  • 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 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor and bass singer (Tony the Tiger, You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch), dies from prostate cancer at 91
  • 2005-05-22 Julia Randall, American poet (b. 1924)
  • 2005-05-25 Ruth Laredo, American pianist (b. 1937)
  • 2005-05-25 Gregory Scott Johnson, American murderer, dies of lethal injection at 40

Person of interestEddie 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

Person of interestAnne Bancroft

2005-06-06 Anne Bancroft [Anna Italiano], American actress, director, screenwriter and singer (Graduate, Miracle Worker), dies from uterine cancer at 73

Actress Anne Bancroft
Actress
Anne Bancroft
  • 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 David Diamond, American composer (b. 1915)
  • 2005-06-13 Lane Smith, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2005-06-17 Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum), dies at 42

Person of interestJack Kilby

2005-06-20 Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer and Nobel laureate (handheld calculator, integrated circuit), dies at 81

Engineer Jack Kilby
Engineer
Jack Kilby
  • 2005-06-20 Larry Collins, American writer, dies at 75
  • 2005-06-23 Shana Alexander, American columnist (b. 1926)
  • 2005-06-24 Paul Winchell, American voice actor and ventriloquist (b. 1922)
  • 2005-06-25 John Fiedler, American Actor (b. 1925)
  • 2005-06-27 Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)
  • 2005-06-27 John T. Walton, American businessman (b. 1946)
  • 2005-06-28 Brenda Howard, American LGBT activist (b. 1946)
  • 2005-07-01 Luther Vandross, American singer, dies at 54
  • 2005-07-01 Obie Benson, American musician (b. 1936)
  • 2005-07-02 Ernest Lehman, American screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • 2005-07-03 Gaylord Nelson, American politician (b. 1916)
  • 2005-07-05 Shirley Goodman, American singer (b. 1936)
  • 2005-07-06 L. Patrick Gray III, American FBI director (b. 1916)
  • 2005-07-06 Evan Hunter, American novelist (b. 1926)
  • 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 (Armed Forces Hour, Star Time), dies at 92
  • 2005-07-14 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger, dies at 80

Person of interestWilliam Westmoreland

2005-07-18 William Westmoreland, US general during the Vietnam War, dies at 91

  • 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 (b. 1928)
  • 2005-08-02 Steven Vincent, American journalist and writer (b. 1955)
  • 2005-08-04 Anatoly Larkin, Russian American physicist (b. 1932)
  • 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, tenor, American opera singer (b. 1957)
  • 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
Actor
Bob Denver
  • 2005-09-03 William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States (b. 1924)
  • 2005-09-10 Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, American musician (b. 1924)
  • 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 filmmaker (b. 1914)
  • 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
Physicist
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, Amercan 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 (b. 1939)
  • 2005-09-25 Urie Bronfenbrenner, American psychologist (b. 1917)
  • 2005-09-25 M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (b. 1936)
  • 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 (b. 1949)
  • 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) (b. 1971)
  • 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, shot at 16
  • 2005-10-22 Franky Gee, American singer (Captain Jack) (b. 1962)
  • 2005-10-23 William Hootkins, American actor (b. 1948)
  • 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