United States of America in History (Part 33)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3201 - 3,300 of 9,838

  • 1934-05-10 Jeanine Basinger, American film scholar
  • 1934-05-22 Arne Harris, American television sports director, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • 1934-06-03 Rolland D. McCune, American theologian
  • 1934-06-12 John A. Alonzo, American cinematographer (pioneered handheld work, lighting techniques and HD video development), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2001)
  • 1934-06-16 William Forsyth Sharpe, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1934-06-16 Bill Cobbs [Wilbert], American actor (Night at the Museum, The Color of Money), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1934-06-26 John V Tunney, American politician (Rep/Sen-D-California), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)

Person of interestSydney Pollack

1934-07-01 Sydney Pollack, American director, actor and producer (Tootsie, Out of Africa), born in Lafayette, Indiana (d. 2008)

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack

Person of interestMichael Graves

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

Architect Michael Graves
Michael Graves
  • 1934-07-10 Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma (d. 2012)

Person of interestGiorgio Armani

1934-07-11 Giorgio Armani, Italian fashion designer (American Gigolo), born in Piacenza, Italy

Fashion Designer Giorgio Armani
Fashion Designer
Giorgio Armani
  • 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

Person of interestCharles Manson

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

Murderer Charles Manson
Charles Manson
  • 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 stock car racer, 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)

Person of interestElvis Presley

1935-01-08 Elvis Presley, American singer and King of Rock and Roll (Blue Suede Shoes, Hounddog), born in Tupelo Mississippi (d. 1977)

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

Person of interestBob Denver

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

Actor Bob Denver
Bob Denver
  • 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

Person of interestA. J. Foyt

1935-01-16 A. J. Foyt, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1961, 64, 67, 77; 24 Hours of Le Mans 1967; Daytona 500 1972; 24 Hours of Daytona 1983, 85; 12 Hours of Sebring 1985), born in Houston, Texas

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • 1935-01-30 Richard Brautigan, American novelist & poet (Trout Fishing in America), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 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)

Person of interestRichard Kuklinski

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

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • 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, born in NYC, New York
  • 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
  • 1935-05-19 David Hartman, Pawtucket RI, TV personality (Good Morning America)
  • 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, Italian-American actor (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)

Person of interestJerry 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

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1935-10-05 Arlene Saunders, American soprano, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2020)
  • 1935-10-15 Barry McGuire, American singer (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

Person of interestCharles Koch

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

CEO of Koch Industries Charles Koch
CEO of Koch Industries
Charles Koch
  • 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)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 3201 - 3,300 of 4,947

  • 2005-12-23 Norman D. Vaughan, American polar explorer and dogsled driver (b. 1905)
  • 2005-12-24 Michael Vale, American actor known for being Dunkin' Donuts mascot "Fred the Baker", dies at 83
  • 2005-12-26 Muriel Costa-Greenspon, American mezzo-soprano (b. 1937)
  • 2005-12-26 Vincent Schiavelli, American actor, dies of cancer at 57
  • 2005-12-30 Rona Jaffe, American novelist (Mazes & Monsters), dies at 74
  • 2005-12-31 Enrico di Giuseppe, American tenor, dies of cancer at 73
  • 2006-01-01 Harry Magdoff, American magazine editor, dies at 92
  • 2006-01-01 Bryan Harvey, American musician (House of Freaks), dies at 49
  • 2006-01-06 Lou Rawls, American soul singer-songwriter and producer ("You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine"), dies of cancer at 72
  • 2006-01-11 Nixzmary Brown, American child abuse victim, dies from extreme abuse
  • 2006-01-13 Frank Fixaris, American sportscaster (b. 1934)

Person of interestShelley Winters

2006-01-14 Shelley Winters [Schrift], American actress (Lolita, A Place in the Sun, A Patch of Blue & Poseidon Adventure), dies of heart failure at 85

  • 2006-01-14 Jim Gary, American sculptor (b. 1939)
  • 2006-01-16 Stanley Biber, American physician, pioneer of transgender surgery, (b. 1923)
  • 2006-01-17 Clarence Ray Allen, American murderer (b. 1930)
  • 2006-01-19 Anthony "Tony" Franciosa [Papaleo], American actor (Career, Ben-Hur, Jeff-Name of the Game), dies at 77

Person of interestWilson Pickett

2006-01-19 Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer (Funky Broadway), dies of a heart attack at 64

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett
  • 2006-01-24 Fayard Nicholas, American tap dancer, one-half of The Nicholas Brothers and actor (The Five Heartbeats), dies of pneumonia and complications from a stroke at 91
  • 2006-01-24 Chris Penn, American actor (The Wild Life), dies at 40
  • 2006-01-27 Gene McFadden, American R&B singer-songwriter and producer (McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now), dies of lung cancer at 56 [1]
  • 2006-01-30 Coretta Scott King, American activist and wife of Martin Luther King Jr., dies of ovarian cancer at 78
  • 2006-02-03 Al Lewis [Alexander Meister], American actor (The Munsters, Used Cars), dies at 82

Person of interestBetty 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, American rapper/producer (b. 1974)
  • 2006-02-10 Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (Fred Couples, Jay Haas, Craig Stadler, Lanny Wadkins, Steve Elkington), dies from pneumonia at 58

Person of interestPeter Benchley

2006-02-11 Peter Benchley, American author, dies at 65

Jaws Novelist Peter Benchley
Jaws Novelist
Peter Benchley
  • 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 (The Cowsills), dies 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)
  • 2006-02-28 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
  • 2006-03-02 Milton Katims, American violist and conductor (b. 1909)
  • 2006-03-04 John Reynolds Gardiner, American engineer (b. 1944)
  • 2006-03-04 Dave Rose, American artist (b. 1910)

Person of interestRichard Kuklinski

2006-03-05 Richard Kuklinski, American Mafia hit man, dies at 70

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • 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 first conscientious objector Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1919)
  • 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 Buck Owens, American singer and television personality (b. 1929)
  • 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 at 65
  • 2006-04-06 Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (b. 1977)
  • 2006-04-11 June Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters -"Fire"; "He's So Shy"; "Jump (For My Love)'; "Slow Hand"), dies of cancer at 52
  • 2006-04-11 Proof, American rapper (D12) (b. 1973)
  • 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, Colombian-American singer (b. 1969)

Person of interestFloyd Patterson

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

Boxing Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxing Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 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 (b. 1909)
  • 2006-05-21 Billy Walker, American singer (b. 1929)
  • 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 physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1914)
  • 2006-05-31 Lula Mae Hardaway, American songwriter, mother of singer Stevie Wonder (b. 1930)
  • 2006-06-05 Frederick Franck, American artist and writer (b. 1909)