United States of America in History (Part 33)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3201 - 3,300 of 10,084

  • 1934-03-04 Anne Haney, American actress (Mrs. Sellner in Mrs. Doubtfire, Greta the secretary in Liar Liar), 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 politician
  • 1934-03-24 William Smith, American actor

Person of interestGloria Steinem

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

Journalist Gloria Steinem
Journalist
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, American tenor
  • 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 Ace Cannon, American saxophonist
  • 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
  • 1934-05-22 Arne Harris, American television sports director (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
Architect
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
  • 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 coach
  • 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 (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
Murderer
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 laureate (d. 1994)
  • 1934-12-19 Casper R. Taylor, Jr., American politician
  • 1934-12-22 David Pearson, American racecar driver
  • 1934-12-28 Peggy Wilson, American LPGA golfer, born in Lauderdale, Florida
  • 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 (d. 2006)
  • 1935-01-07 Tommy Johnson, American tubist (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
Actor
Bob Denver
  • 1935-01-09 Earl G. Graves, Sr., African-American Publisher
  • 1935-01-10 Ronnie Hawkins, American musician

Person of interestA. J. Foyt

1935-01-16 A. J. Foyt, American racing driver (Indy 500 - 1961, 64, 67 & 77), born in Houston, Texas

Racing Car Driver A. J. Foyt
Racing Car Driver
A. J. Foyt
  • 1935-01-30 Richard Brautigan, novelist/poet (Trout Fishing in America), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1935-02-12 Ken Still, American professional golfer, born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1935-02-13 Tommy Jacobs, American PGA golfer, 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
  • 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 (d. 1969)
  • 1935-04-23 Bunky Green, American jazz musician, 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 director
  • 1935-05-25 Victoria Shaw, Australian-born American actress (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-born novelist (d. 2
  • 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
  • 1935-07-10 Tura Satana, Japanese-American actress (Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!), born in Hokkaidō, Japan (d. 2012)
  • 1935-07-11 Frederick Hemke, American saxophonist
  • 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

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3201 - 3,300 of 5,015

  • 2005-10-28 Richard Smalley, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1943)
  • 2005-10-31 John "Beatz" Holohan, American drummer (Bayside) (b. 1974)
  • 2005-10-31 Hal Anger, American biophysicist (b. 1920)
  • 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, American management theorist (b. 1909)
  • 2005-11-11 Moustapha Akkad, Syrian-American film producer and director (b. 1930)
  • 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 musician (b. 1960)
  • 2005-11-20 James King, American singer (b. 1925)
  • 2005-11-21 Hugh Sidey, American journalist (b. 1927)
  • 2005-11-22 Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (b. 1920)
  • 2005-11-23 Constance Cummings, American-born British actress (b. 1910)
  • 2005-11-24 Pat Morita, American actor (Happy Days, Karate Kid) dies aged 73
  • 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 (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, American author (b. 1931)
  • 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)
  • 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 (b. 1948)
  • 2005-12-30 Rona Jaffe, American novelist (Mazes & Monsters), dies at 74
  • 2005-12-31 Enrico di Giuseppe, American tenor, dies at 73
  • 2006-01-01 Harry Magdoff, American magazine editor (b. 1913)
  • 2006-01-01 Bryan Harvey, American musician (House of Freaks), dies at 2006
  • 2006-01-06 Lou Rawls, American vocalist (Dean Martin's Golddigers, Natural Man)
  • 2006-01-11 Nixzmary Brown, American child abuse victim, dies from extreme abuse 7
  • 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 singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
  • 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, 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 (b. 1947)

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 (b. 1937)
  • 2006-02-20 Curt Gowdy, American sportscaster (ABC), dies at 86
  • 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 (b. 1933)
  • 2006-03-01 Johnny Jackson, American musician (b. 1951)
  • 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 (b. 1955)
  • 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)