United States of America in History (Part 33)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3201 - 3,300 of 9,769

Michael Graves

1934-07-09 Michael Graves, American postmodernist architect, born in Indianapolis, Indiana

  • 1934-07-10 Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2012)
  • 1934-07-18 Darlene Conley, American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1934-07-24 Sante Kimes, American convicted con artist and murderess
  • 1934-08-03 Haystacks Calhoun, American professional wrestler, born in McKinney, Texas (d. 1989)
  • 1934-08-05 Wendell Berry, American poet, writer and farmer, born in Henry County, Kentucky
  • 1934-08-18 Vincent Bugliosi, American attorney and author (Helter-Skelter), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • 1934-09-10 James L Oberstar, American politician (Rep-D-Minnesota, 1975-2011), born in Chisholm, Minnesota, (d. 2014)
  • 1934-09-12 Glenn Davis, American athlete (Olympic gold 1956,60), born in Wellsburg, West Virginia (d. 2009)
  • 1934-09-12 Jaegwon Kim, Korean-born American philosopher, born in Daegu, South Korea
  • 1934-09-22 Lute Olson, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Uni of Iowa 1974-83; NCAA Division I Tournament 1997, Uni of Arizona 1983-2008), born in Mayville, North Dakota (d. 2020)
  • 1934-10-05 Angelo Buono, Jr., American serial killer, born in Rochester, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1934-10-09 Jill Ker Conway, Australian-American author, first female president of Smith College, born in Hillston, Australia (d. 2018)
  • 1934-10-12 Richard Meier, American architect and abstract artist, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1934-10-18 Chuck Swindoll, American evangelist
  • 1934-11-02 Bill Gothard, American Christian minister, speaker and Founder of the Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP), born in Illinois
  • 1934-11-05 Victor Argo, American actor, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1934-11-12 Ann Flood, American actress (Edge of Night), born in Queens, New York

Charles Manson

1934-11-12 Charles Manson, American criminal, murderer and cult leader (Manson Family), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2017)

  • 1934-11-13 Peter Arnett, New Zealand-born American journalist, born in Riverton, New Zealand
  • 1934-12-01 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American singer ("Me & Mrs. Jones"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1934-12-10 Howard Martin Temin, American geneticist (Nobel 1975), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 1934-12-19 Casper R. Taylor, Jr., American politician
  • 1934-12-22 David Pearson, American auto racer (NASCAR Cup Series C'ship 1966, 68, 69; NASCAR Rookie of the Year 1960; Daytona 500 1976), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 2018)
  • 1934-12-28 Peggy Wilson, American golfer (US Open runner-up 1969), born in Lauderdale, Mississippi
  • 1934-12-30 John Norris Bahcall, American physicist (d. 2005)
  • 1935-01-01 B. Kliban, American cartoonist known for his drawings of cats, usually with horrible puns (Love to Eat Them Mousies), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1990)
  • 1935-01-07 Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist, born in Huntington, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1935-01-07 Tommy Johnson, American orchestral tubist (Jaws theme), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)

Elvis Presley

1935-01-08 Elvis Presley, American King of Rock and Roll ("Hound Dog"; "Love Me Tender"; "Heartbreak Hotel"; "Suspicious Minds"), and actor (Jailhouse Rock; King Creole), born in Tupelo Mississippi (d. 1977)

Bob Denver

1935-01-09 Bob Denver, American actor (Gilligan's Island, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis), born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2005) [1] [2]

  • 1935-01-09 Earl G. Graves, Sr., American businessman & publisher, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1935-01-10 Ronnie Hawkins, American-Canadian rock musician, born in Huntsville, Arkansas (d. 2022)

A. J. Foyt

1935-01-16 A. J. Foyt, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500, 1961, 1964, 1967, 1977; 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1967; Daytona 500, 1972; 24 Hours of Daytona, 1983, 1985; 12 Hours of Sebring 1985), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1935-01-30 Richard Brautigan, American novelist and poet (Trout Fishing in America), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 1984)
  • 1935-02-12 Ken Still, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Tacoma, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1935-02-13 Tommy Jacobs, American golfer (4 PGA Tour titles), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1935-02-13 Dr. Don Panoz, American entrepreneur and motorsports impresario (ALMS)
  • 1935-02-17 Christina Pickles, UK-born American actress (St Elsewhere), born in Halifax, England
  • 1935-03-09 Andrew Viterbi, American telecommunications scientist and businessman (Qualcomm Inc.), born in Bergamo, Italy
  • 1935-03-13 Joseph Mascolo, American actor (Days of Our Lives), born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • 1935-03-13 Leslie Parrish, American actress and activist, born in Melrose, Massachusetts
  • 1935-03-13 Michael Walzer, American political theorist, born in New York
  • 1935-04-01 Larry McDonald, American politician (d. 1983)

Richard Kuklinski

1935-04-11 Richard Kuklinski, American mafia hit-man, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)

  • 1935-04-21 Thomas Kean, American politician
  • 1935-04-22 Paul Chambers, American jazz bassist (Miles Davis Quintet, 1955-63; Wynton Kelly Trio, 1963-68), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1969)
  • 1935-04-23 Vernice "Bunky" Green, American jazz saxophonist (Healing The Pain), and educator, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1935-04-29 Otis Rush, American blues musician (Right Place, Wrong Time), born in Philadelphia. Mississippi (d. 2018)
  • 1935-05-01 Ann Robinson, American actress
  • 1935-05-02 Lance LeGault, American actor (The A-Team), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1935-05-03 Ron Popeil, American inventor and TV personality who popularized the phrase "But wait, there's more!", born in NYC, New York (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1935-05-09 Nole "Nokie" Edwards, American surf-rock guitarist (The Ventures) and actor (Deadwood), born in Lahoma, Oklahoma (d. 2018)
  • 1935-05-13 Dominic Cossa, American baritone, born in Jessup, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-05-19 David Hartman, American actor and TV personality (Good Morning America), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • 1935-05-24 Joan Micklin Silver, American film director (Hester Street; Crossing Delancey), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2020)
  • 1935-05-25 Victoria Shaw, Australian-American actress (Alvarez Kelly, Westworld), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1988)
  • 1935-05-27 Lee Meriwether, Miss America (Time Tunnel, Barnaby Jones), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1935-06-01 Reverend Ike [Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter II], American televangelist (Joy of Living), born in Ridgeland, South Carolina (d. 2009)
  • 1935-06-02 Carol Shields, American-Canadian novelist (The Stone Diaries) and short story writer, born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1935-06-07 Thomas Kailath, American electrical engineer, born in Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • 1935-06-18 Hugh McColl, American banker, born in Bennettsville, South Carolina
  • 1935-07-05 John Gilmore, American true crime author (Severed: The True Story of the Black Dahlia Murder), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1935-07-10 Tura Satana, Japanese-American actress (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), born in Hokkaidō, Japan (d. 2011)
  • 1935-07-11 Frederick Hemke, American classical saxophonist and educator, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2019)
  • 1935-08-07 Rahsaan Roland Kirk, American jazz multi-instrumentalist (Bright Moments, The Case of the 3 Sided Dream in Audio Color), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1935-08-08 Donald P. Bellisario, American television producer
  • 1935-08-12 John Cazale, American stage and screen character actor (The Godfather; Dog Day Afternoon; The Deer Hunter), born in Revere, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1935-08-22 E. Annie Proulx, American author (Postcards), born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • 1935-08-23 Loren Rush, American composer, born in Richmond, California
  • 1935-08-25 Charles Wright, American poet (Black Zodiac), born in Pickwick Dam, Tennessee
  • 1935-08-29 William Friedkin, American director, producer, writer (The Exorcist, The French Connection), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1935-09-10 Mary Oliver, American poet (1984 Pulitzer Prize), born in Maple Heights, Ohio (d. 2019)
  • 1935-09-16 Bob Kiley, American public transit specialist, born in Minneapolis (d. 2016)
  • 1935-09-19 Benjamin T. Hacker, American naval aviator (first Naval Flight Officer (NFO) to achieve Flag rank), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2003)

Jerry Lee Lewis

1935-09-29 Jerry Lee Lewis, American rock and roll piano player and singer ("Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"; "Great Balls Of Fire"), born in Ferriday, Louisiana

  • 1935-10-15 Barry McGuire, American singer-songwriter ("Eve of Destruction"), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1935-10-30 Robert Caro, American journalist and biographer (Lyndon B. Johnson), born in NYC, New York

Charles Koch

1935-11-01 Charles Koch, American businessman and philanthropist (Koch Industries billionaire), born in Wichita, Kansas

  • 1935-11-05 Dick Davalos, American actor (Jeff-The Americans), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1935-11-10 Bernard Babior, American physician and biochemist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1935-11-13 Tom Atkins, American actor (Escape from New York), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-11-27 Les Blank, American documentary filmmaker, born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2013)
  • 1935-12-02 David Hackett Fischer, American educator and historian (Albion's Seed), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1935-12-04 Robert Vesco, American financier and fugitive, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • 1935-12-11 Ron Carey, American actor (Barney Miller), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1935-12-17 George Lindsey, American actor (The Andy Griffith Show), (d. 2012)
  • 1935-12-19 Barbara Bostock, American actress
  • 1935-12-19 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (Moanin'), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • 1935-12-21 Yusuf Bey (Joseph Stephens), American activist, born in Greenville, Texas (d. 2003)
  • 1935-12-30 Jack Riley, American actor (The Bob Newhart Show), born in Cleveland (d. 2016)
  • 1936-01-01 James Sinegal, American businessman, co-founder and CEO of Costco, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1936-01-05 Florence King, American humorist, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2016)
  • 1936-01-09 Anne Rivers Siddons, American writer, born in Fairburn, Georgia

Stephen E. Ambrose

1936-01-10 Stephen E. Ambrose, American historian (Band of Brothers), born in Lovington, Illinois (d. 2002)

  • 1936-01-10 Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist & radio astronomer (1978 Nobel laureate), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1936-01-10 Al Goldstein, American publisher & pornographer, born in Williamsburg, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1936-01-11 Eve Hesse, German born Jewish-American sculptor., born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1936-01-15 Concepcion Picciotto, American peace activist (longest political protest in US history, outside The White House), born in Vigo, Spain (d. 2016)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3201 - 3,300 of 4,919

Betty Friedan

2006-02-04 Betty Friedan, American writer and feminist (The Feminine Mystique), dies of congestive heart failure at 85

  • 2006-02-04 Myron Waldman, American animator (Fleischer Studio), dies at 97
  • 2006-02-05 Franklin Cover, American actor (Tom-The Jeffersons), dies at 77
  • 2006-02-10 J Dilla [James Dewitt Yancey], American rapper and producer (Donuts), dies of a heart attack at 32
  • 2006-02-10 Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (Fred Couples, Jay Haas, Craig Stadler, Lanny Wadkins, Steve Elkington), dies from pneumonia at 58
  • 2006-02-13 Andreas Katsulas, Greek-American actor (b. 1946)
  • 2006-02-16 Johnny Grunge, American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
  • 2006-02-17 Bill Cowsill, American singer & musician (The Cowsills - "Hair"; "The Rain, The Park, And Other Thing"), dies of emphysema at 58
  • 2006-02-18 Richard Bright, American actor (Al Neri-Godfather), dies at 68
  • 2006-02-22 Anthony Burger, American musician and singer (b. 1961)
  • 2006-02-24 Octavia Butler, American author and MacArthur Foundation Fellow (b. 1947)
  • 2006-02-24 Don Knotts, American actor (Andy Griffth Show, 3's Company), died of lung cancer at 81
  • 2006-02-24 Dennis Weaver, American actor (Chester-Gunsmoke, Duel, Battered), dies at 81
  • 2006-02-25 Darren McGavin [Richardson], American actor (Murphy Brown, The Night Stalker, A Christmas Story), dies of cardiovascular disease at 83
  • 2006-02-27 Otis Chandler, American newspaper publisher (b. 1927)
  • 2006-02-27 Milton Katims, American violist and conductor (Seattle Symphony, 1954–76), dies at 96
  • 2006-02-28 Owen Chamberlain, American physicist (antiproton, Nobel-1959), dies at 85
  • 2006-03-01 Harry Browne, American politician and author, dies at 72
  • 2006-03-01 Johnny Jackson, American drummer (The Jackson 5), dies at 54
  • 2006-03-04 John Reynolds Gardiner, American engineer (b. 1944)
  • 2006-03-04 Dave Rose, American artist (b. 1910)
  • 2006-03-06 Anne Braden, American civil rights activist, journalist, and educator, dies at 81
  • 2006-03-06 Dana Reeve, American actress, wife of Christopher Reeve and activist (Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation), dies of lung cancer at 44
  • 2006-03-06 King Floyd, American soul singer-songwriter ("Groove Me"), dies of complications of a stroke and diabetes at 61
  • 2006-03-10 Anna Moffo, American soprano (Adventurers), dies at 73
  • 2006-03-13 Maureen Stapleton, American actress (Lonelyhearts, Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite), dies at 80
  • 2006-03-13 Peter Tomarken, American game show host (Press Your Luck) (b. 1942)
  • 2006-03-16 David Feintuch, American sci-fi author (b. 1944)
  • 2006-03-17 Bob Blue, American singer/songwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2006-03-17 Oleg Cassini, American fashion designer (for Jackie Kennedy), dies at 92
  • 2006-03-17 Ray Meyer, American basketball coach (b. 1913)
  • 2006-03-17 Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor, dies at 50
  • 2006-03-18 Bill Beutel, American journalist (b. 1930)
  • 2006-03-23 Desmond Doss, American soldier and 1st conscientious objector to receive the Medal of Honor who was the subject of the film Hacksaw Ridge. dies at 87
  • 2006-03-23 Cindy Walker, American songwriter ("Dream Baby"; "You Don't Know Me") and country singer, dies at 87
  • 2006-03-25 Richard Fleischer, American film director (Doctor Dolittle), dies at 89
  • 2006-03-25 (Alvis) "Buck" Owens, American "Bakersfield Sound" country singer-songwriter ("Under Your Spell Again"), bandleader (The Buckaroos - "Act Naturally"), and TV personality (Hee Haw), dies of an apparent heart attack at 76
  • 2006-03-26 Paul Dana, American race car driver (b. 1975)
  • 2006-03-27 Dan Curtis, American television producer and director (b. 1928)
  • 2006-03-27 Lyn Nofziger, American journalist and political advisor to Ronald Reagan, dies of cancer at 81
  • 2006-03-28 Caspar Weinberger, United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1917)
  • 2006-03-28 Charles Schepens, American ophthalmologist (b. 1912)
  • 2006-03-31 Jackie McLean, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1931 or 1932)
  • 2006-04-05 Gene Pitney, American vocalist and songwriter ("Town Without Pity"; "Hello Mary Lou"; "He's A Rebel"), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 2006-04-06 Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (b. 1977)
  • 2006-04-11 June Pointer, American pop and R&B singer (Pointer Sisters -"Fire"; "He's So Shy"; "Jump (For My Love)'; "Slow Hand"), dies of cancer at 52
  • 2006-04-11 Proof [DeShaun Holton], American rapper (D12), shot to death in billiard game dispute at 32
  • 2006-04-19 Scott Crossfield, American pilot, first man to fly at Mach 2 (b. 1921)
  • 2006-04-25 Jane Jacobs, American-Canadian author and urbanologist (The Death and Life of Great American Cities), dies at 89
  • 2006-05-01 Big Hawk, American rapper (b.1969)
  • 2006-05-01 Johnny Paris, American saxophonist (Johnny and the Hurricanes) (b. 1940)
  • 2006-05-02 Louis Rukeyser, American columnist (b. 1933)
  • 2006-05-06 Lillian Asplund, last American RMS Titanic survivor (b. 1906)
  • 2006-05-07 Joan C. Edwards, American philanthropist (b. 1918)
  • 2006-05-10 A. M. Rosenthal, American journalist and newspaper editor (NY Times), dies at 84
  • 2006-05-10 Soraya [Lamilla], Colombian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, arranger and record producer ("Amor En Tus Ojos / Love In Your Eyes"'; "Casi"), dies of breast cancer at 37

Floyd Patterson

2006-05-11 Floyd Patterson, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1956-59, 1960-62, Olympic gold 1952), dies of prostate cancer at 71

  • 2006-05-11 Frankie Thomas, American actor & author (Tom Corbett Space Cadet), dies of a stroke at 85
  • 2006-05-13 Jaroslav Pelikan, American historian (b. 1923)
  • 2006-05-13 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (Heatwave), dies at 56
  • 2006-05-14 Lewis "Lew" Anderson, American actor and musician (The Howdy Doody Show), dies of prostate cancer at 84
  • 2006-05-14 Stanley Kunitz, American poet (b. 1905)
  • 2006-05-17 Cy Feuer, American playwright (b. 1911)
  • 2006-05-21 Katherine Dunham, American dancer (Casbah; Stormy Weather), choreographer (Metroplitan opera, 1963; Joplin's Treemonisha, 1972), and social activist, dies at 96
  • 2006-05-21 Billy Walker, American country music singer and guitarist ("Charlie's Shoes"), dies, along with his wife and two band members, in a single vehicle car accident, at 77
  • 2006-05-23 Clifford Antone, American businessman, dies at 56
  • 2006-05-23 Lloyd Bentsen, American politician (b. 1921)
  • 2006-05-23 Frits Bernard, American clinical psychologist and pedophile activist, dies at 85
  • 2006-05-24 Henry Bumstead, American art director (b. 1915)
  • 2006-05-27 Paul Gleason, American actor (Breakfast Club, Die Hard), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • 2006-05-27 Alex Toth, American cartoonist (b. 1928)
  • 2006-05-27 Rob Borsellino, American columnist (b. 1949)
  • 2006-05-30 Robert Sterling, American actor (George Kirby-Adv of Topper), dies at 88
  • 2006-05-31 Raymond Davis Jr., American chemist and physicist (2002 Nobel Prize for Physics - detection of neutrinos), dies at 91
  • 2006-05-31 Lula Mae Hardaway, American songwriter ("I Was Made to Love Her"; "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"), and mother of singer Stevie Wonder, dies at 76
  • 2006-06-05 Frederick Franck, American artist and writer (b. 1909)
  • 2006-06-06 Billy Preston, American soul organist, singer-songwriter, piano player ("Nothing From Nothing"; "You Are So Beautiful"), and '5th Beatle' ("Get Back"), dies following long-term health issues at 59
  • 2006-06-06 Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican-American bebop and Afro-Cuban jazz pianist, dies from injuries sustained in a fall at 54
  • 2006-06-06 Arnold Newman, American photographer (b. 1918)
  • 2006-06-08 Robert Donner, American actor (b. 1931)
  • 2006-06-17 Arthur Franz, American actor (The Caine Mutiny, Invaders From Mars, Young Lions), dies from emphysema and heart disease at 86
  • 2006-06-18 Vincent Sherman, American film director (Mr. Skeffington), dies at 99
  • 2006-06-20 Claydes Charles Smith, American musician (Kool & The Gang), dies at 57
  • 2006-06-23 Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 83
  • 2006-06-23 Luke Graham, American wrestler, dies at 66
  • 2006-06-28 Jim Baen, American sci-fi publisher and editor (b. 1943)
  • 2006-06-28 George Page, American television host (b. 1935)
  • 2006-06-29 Lloyd Richards, Canadian-American theaterical director (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone), dies at 87
  • 2006-07-02 Jan Murray, American comedian (b. 1916)
  • 2006-07-03 Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (professor of Computer Science at the University of California and University of Oxford), dies at 65
  • 2006-07-03 Benjamin Hendrickson, American stage and screen actor (As The World Turns, 1985-2006 - "Hal Munson"), dies of a self-inflicted gunshot at 55
  • 2006-07-05 Kenneth Lay, American CEO and Chairman of Enron, dies at 64
  • 2006-07-06 Kasey Rogers, American actress (Bewitched), dies at 80
  • 2006-07-08 June Allyson, American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2006-07-09 Milan Williams, American keyboardist (Commodores - "Three Times A Lady"), dies of cancer at 58
  • 2006-07-11 Barnard Hughes, American actor (Tron, Where's Poppa, Best Friends), dies at 90
  • 2006-07-13 Red Buttons [Aaron Chwatt], American comedian (The Red Buttons Show), and Academy Award-winning actor (Sayonara; The Poseidon Adventure), dies from cardiovascular disease at 87
  • 2006-07-15 Robert H. Brooks, founder of Hooters of America (b. 1937)