United States of America in History (Part 34)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3301 - 3,400 of 10,084

  • 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 country singer (Whole Lotta Shakin'), 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
  • 1935-10-15 Barry McGuire, American singer (Eve of Destruction), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1935-10-30 Robert Caro, American biographer

Person of interestCharles Koch

1935-11-01 Charles Koch, American businesman 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, actor (Jeff-The Americans), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1935-11-10 Bernard Babior, American biochemist
  • 1935-11-13 Tom Atkins, American actor (Escape from New York), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-11-27 Les Blank, American documentary filmmaker
  • 1935-12-02 David Hackett Fischer, American historian
  • 1935-12-04 Robert Vesco, American financier and fugitive
  • 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 (d. 1974)
  • 1935-12-21 Yusuf Bey (Joseph Stephens), American activist (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
  • 1936-01-05 Florence King, American humorist
  • 1936-01-09 Anne Rivers Siddons, American writer

Person of interestStephen 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 and radio astronomer, Nobel laureate
  • 1936-01-10 Al Goldstein, American publisher and pornographer
  • 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)
  • 1936-01-22 Alan J. Heeger, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1936-01-26 Sal Buscema, American comic book artist

Person of interestSamuel C. C. Ting

1936-01-27 Samuel C. C. Ting, American physicist and Nobel Laureate (1976 J/ψ particle), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Samuel C. C. Ting
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
Samuel C. C. Ting
  • 1936-01-29 James Jamerson, American bass guitarist for Motown Records, born in Edisto, South Carolina (d. 1983)
  • 1936-01-30 F. Vernon Boozer, American politician
  • 1936-02-01 Azie Taylor Morton, 35th Treasurer of the United States (d. 2003)
  • 1936-02-02 Duane Jones, American actor
  • 1936-02-04 David Brenner, American stand-up comedian and TV talk show host (Nightlife) known as a pioneer of observational comedy, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1936-02-06 J. Howard Marshall III, American businessman
  • 1936-02-16 Jill Kinmont, American skier

Person of interestCarl Icahn

1936-02-16 Carl Icahn, American businessman (Icahn Enterprises), born in NYC, New York

Investor and business magnate Carl Icahn
Investor and business magnate
Carl Icahn
  • 1936-02-18 Jean M. Auel, Finnish-American writer (Earth's Children series), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936-02-19 Bob Engemann, American singer (The Lettermen), born in Highland Park, Michigan (d. 2013)
  • 1936-02-22 Ernie K-Doe [Ernest Kador Jr], African-American R&B singer (Mother-in-Law"), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1936-02-29 Alex Rocco, American actor (The Godfather, The Famous Teddy Z), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1936-03-09 Marty Ingels, American comedian (I'm Dickens He's Fenster), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1936-03-17 Ken Mattingly, American astronaut

Person of interestVaughn Meader

1936-03-20 Vaughn Meader, American comedian and musician, born in Waterville, Maine (d. 2004)

Comedian and Musician Vaughn Meader
Comedian and Musician
Vaughn Meader
  • 1936-03-22 Ron Carey, American labor leader (International Brotherhood of Teamsters), born in NYC, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1936-03-24 Don Covay [Donald Randolph], American R & B musician and songwriter (Chain of Fools), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1936-04-03 Scott LaFaro, American jazz musician, born in Irvington, New Jersey (d. 1961)
  • 1936-04-03 Jimmy McGriff, American jazz organist, born in Germantown, Philadelphia (d. 2008)
  • 1936-04-14 Kenneth Mars, American actor
  • 1936-04-14 Frank Serpico, American policeman
  • 1936-04-21 James Dobson, American evangelist
  • 1936-05-07 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), born in Collinsville, Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • 1936-05-12 Frank Stella, American artist, born in Malden, Massachusetts
  • 1936-05-15 Wavy Gravy, American clown and activist
  • 1936-05-22 M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer (d. 2005)
  • 1936-05-27 Louis Gossett Jr, American actor (Officer & Gentleman, Deep), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936-06-05 Connie Hines, American actress
  • 1936-06-08 Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist (Nobel 1982), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • 1936-06-15 William Joseph Levada, American Catholic prelate
  • 1936-06-19 Marisa Galvany, American soprano
  • 1936-06-27 Lucille Clifton, American poet (Two-Headed Woman), born in Depew, New York (d. 2010)
  • 1936-07-13 Albert Ayler, American musician (d. 1970)
  • 1936-07-27 J. Robert Hooper, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2008)
  • 1936-08-08 Don Bowden, 1st American to run a sub 4 min mile (1957), born in San José, California
  • 1936-08-17 Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Native American musician-actor (d. 2007)

Person of interestRobert Redford

1936-08-18 Robert Redford, American actor (Sting, Candidate, Natural, Great Gatsby), born in Santa Monica, California

Person of interestWilt Chamberlain

1936-08-21 Wilt Chamberlain, American College & Basketball Hall of Fame center (13-time All Star), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1936-08-23 Henry Lee Lucas, American drifter and serial killer, born in Blacksburg, Virginia (d. 2001)
  • 1936-08-24 Kenny Guinn, American businessman and politician, born in Garland, Arkansas (d. 2010)
  • 1936-08-27 Joel Kovel, American politician
  • 1936-08-28 Don Denkinger, American baseball umpire, born in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • 1936-09-05 Jonathan Kozol, American writer and sociologist, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Person of interestBuddy Holly

1936-09-07 Buddy Holly [Charles Holley], American musician (Peggy Sue, That'll Be the Day), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 1959)

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • 1936-09-14 Ferid Murad, American physician and pharmacologist (Nobel 1998), born in Whiting, Indiana
  • 1936-09-21 Dickey Lee, American singer and songwriter (Patches), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1936-09-22 Art Metrano, American comedian (Amy Prentiss, Joanie Loves Chachi), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936-09-27 Don Cornelius, American television host (Soul Train), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1936-10-11 Billy Higgins, American jazz drummer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2001)

Person of interestJames Bevel

1936-10-19 James Bevel, American civil rights activist (Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Direct Action), born in Itta Bena, Mississippi (d. 2008)

Civil Rights Activist James Bevel
Civil Rights Activist
James Bevel
  • 1936-10-24 David Nelson, American actor, director, and producer (The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet), born in NYC, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1936-10-26 Shelley Morrison, American actress (General Hospital, Will & Grace), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-10-28 Carl Davis, American-born musical conductor and composer
  • 1936-11-04 Charles Kenneth "C K" Williams, American poet and translator (Pulitzer prize 2000), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1936-11-09 Daniel Robert Graham, American politician, 38th Governor of Florida (1979-87), born in Coral Gables, Florida
  • 1936-11-09 Teddy Infuhr, American former child actor (The Bishop's Wife, They Live By Night), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • 1936-11-12 Mills Lane, American judge and boxing referee
  • 1936-11-20 Don DeLillo, American author
  • 1936-11-21 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropolos 1964), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1936-11-25 Trisha Brown, American choreographer and dancer, born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1936-12-05 James Lee Burke, American writer
  • 1936-12-06 Kenneth Copeland, American televangelist
  • 1936-12-06 David Ossman, American writer and comedian (The Firesign Theatre), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1936-12-19 Marian McKnight, Miss America 1957
  • 1936-12-22 Hector Elizondo, actor (American Gigolo, Young Doctors in Love), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-12-23 James Stacy [ Maurice William Elias], American actor (Lancer), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1936-12-28 Lawrence Schiller, American journalist

Person of interestMary Tyler Moore

1936-12-29 Mary Tyler Moore, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Ordinary People), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)

  • 1937-01-03 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer (Battlestar Galactica, Magnum PI, & Knight Rider), born in Long Beach, CA, (d. 2014)
  • 1937-01-10 Thomas Penfield Jackson, American judge

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3301 - 3,400 of 5,015

  • 2006-03-23 Cindy Walker, American singer, songwriter and dancer (b. 1918)
  • 2006-03-25 Richard Fleischer, American film director (b. 1916)
  • 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 singer (b. 1941)
  • 2006-04-06 Maggie Dixon, American college basketball coach (b. 1977)
  • 2006-04-11 June Pointer, American singer (Pointer Sisters) (b. 1953)
  • 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

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 2006-05-11 Frankie Thomas, American actor and 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 (b. 1949)
  • 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 Spencer Clark, American racecar driver (b. 1987)
  • 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)
  • 2006-06-06 Billy Preston, American soul musician, singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), dies following long-term health issues at 59
  • 2006-06-06 Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican-American jazz pianist (b. 1952)
  • 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 (b. 1940)
  • 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 (b. 1941)
  • 2006-07-03 Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (b. 1950)
  • 2006-07-05 Kenneth Lay, American businessman (b. 1942)
  • 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 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 and actor (Sayonara, Five Weeks in a Balloon), dies from cardiovascular disease at 87
  • 2006-07-15 Robert H. Brooks, founder of Hooters of America (b. 1937)
  • 2006-07-16 Bob Orton, Sr., American professional wrestler (b. 1929)
  • 2006-07-17 Sam Myers, American musician and songwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2006-07-17 Mickey Spillane [Frank Morrison Spillane], American mystery writer (I the Jury), dies at 88
  • 2006-07-19 Jack Warden [John Lebzelter Jr], American character actor (Shampoo, Heaven Can Wait, Brian's Song), dies of heart and kidney failure at 85
  • 2006-07-21 Mako, Japanese-born American actor (b. 1933)
  • 2006-07-25 Carl Brashear, first African-American U.S Navy Master Diver (b. 1931)
  • 2006-07-27 Maryann Mahaffey, American politician (b. 1925)
  • 2006-07-30 Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (b. 1904)
  • 2006-07-30 Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (b. 1921)
  • 2006-07-31 Paul Eells, American sportscaster (b. 1935)
  • 2006-08-01 Jason Rhoades, American installation artist (b. 1965)
  • 2006-08-01 Bob Thaves, American cartoonist (Frank and Ernest), dies at 81
  • 2006-08-01 Iris Marion Young, American feminist and political scientist (b. 1949)
  • 2006-08-03 Arthur Lee, American psychedelic rock musician (b. 1945)
  • 2006-08-05 Susan Butcher, American sled dog champion (b. 1954)
  • 2006-08-07 Mary Anderson Bain, American New Deal politician (b. 1911)
  • 2006-08-09 James van Allen, American physicist (discovered Van Allen radiation belts), dies at 91
  • 2006-08-11 Mike Douglas, American singer and talk show host (b. 1925)
  • 2006-08-14 Bruno Kirby, American actor (b. 1949)
  • 2006-08-15 Doug White, American news anchor
  • 2006-08-16 Herschel Green, American pilot (b. 1920)
  • 2006-08-20 Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (Pulitzer Prize-Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima), dies at 94
  • 2006-08-22 Bruce Gary, American rock drummer (The Knack) (b. 1951)

Person of interestEd Warren

2006-08-23 Ed Warren, American paranormal investigator, dies at 79

Paranormal Investigator Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Ed Warren
  • 2006-08-28 Melvin Schwartz, American Physicist and Nobel Laureate (neutrinos - subatomic particles with no electric charge and virtually no mass), dies at 73
  • 2006-08-30 Glenn Ford, Canadian-born American actor (b. 1916)
  • 2006-08-31 Derrick Wayne Frazier, American convicted murderer (b. 1977)
  • 2006-09-01 Warren Mitofsky, American pollster (b. 1934)
  • 2006-09-02 Bob Mathias, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1948, 52) and congressman, dies of cancer at 75
  • 2006-09-09 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician, dies at 50
  • 2006-09-09 William B. Ziff, Jr., American publishing executive (b. 1930)
  • 2006-09-11 Pat Corley, American actor (b. 1930)
  • 2006-09-17 Patricia Kennedy Lawford, American socialite (b. 1924)
  • 2006-09-19 Elizabeth Allen, American actress (b. 1929)
  • 2006-09-19 Chuck Rio, American singer and saxophonist (The Champs) (b. 1929)