United States of America in History (Part 34)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3301 - 3,400 of 9,830

  • 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

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 & 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)
  • 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 session pop and R&B bass guitarist (Motown Records), born in Edisto, South Carolina (d. 1983)
  • 1936-01-30 F. Vernon Boozer, American politician, born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 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, born in San Francisco, California
  • 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)

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 [Randolph], American R&B musician and songwriter ("Chain of Fools"), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1936-04-03 Scott LaFaro, American jazz bassist (Bill Evans Trio), born in Irvington, New Jersey (d. 1961)
  • 1936-04-03 Jimmy McGriff, American jazz Hammond organist, born in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1936-04-14 Kenneth Mars, American actor (The Producers), born in Chicago Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 1936-04-14 Frank Serpico, American policeman who blew whistle on NYPD corruption, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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 (The Road Less Traveled), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1936-05-27 Louis Gossett Jr, American actor (Officer & Gentleman, Deep), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1936-06-08 Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist (Nobel Prize in Physics, 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, American middle distance runner (1st American to run sub 4 minute mile 1957, 3:58.7), born in San José, California
  • 1936-08-17 Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Native American musician and actor and activist, born on Lake Traverse Indian Reservation, South Dakota (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
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 (d. 2019)
  • 1936-10-28 Carl Davis, American conductor and composer for silent films, born in NYC, New York
  • 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 (Underworld), born in New York City
  • 1936-11-21 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropoulos Prize, 1964, Oregon Symphony, 1980-2003), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1936-11-25 Trisha Brown, American choreographer and dancer, born in Aberdeen, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1936-12-05 James Lee Burke, American writer (Dave Robicheaux series), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1936-12-06 Kenneth Copeland, American televangelist (Kenneth Copeland Ministries), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 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, American 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 Dick Van Dyke Show; 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, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2013)
  • 1937-01-22 Joseph Wambaugh, American police writer ("The Onion Fields"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1937-01-30 Ed Hansen, American film director & editor, born in Minnesota, United States (d. 2005)
  • 1937-02-02 Remak Ramsay, American actor
  • 1937-02-04 David Newman, American filmmaker (d. 2003)
  • 1937-02-05 Stuart Damon, American actor (Alan Quartermaine-General Hospital), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937-02-15 Gregory Mcdonald, American author
  • 1937-02-20 David Ackles, American singer-songwriter (American Gothic), born in Rock Island, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1937-03-03 Bobby Driscoll, American Academy Juvenile Award-winning actor (Song Of The South; The Window), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (d. 1968)
  • 1937-03-04 Leslie Gelb, American foreign policy advisor
  • 1937-03-08 Richard Fariña, American folk singer-songwriter ("Birmingham Sunday"), and novelist ("Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me"), born in New York City (d. 1966)
  • 1937-03-10 Joe Viterelli, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1937-03-16 David Del Tredici, American pianist, Neo-Romantic composer, and 1980 Pulitzer winner (In Memory of a Summer Day), born in Cloverdale, California
  • 1937-03-22 Angelo Badalamenti, American film composer (Twin Peaks; The Straight Story; Blue Velvet; Mulholland Drive), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937-03-23 Craig Breedlove, American auto racer (5-time world land speed record holder), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1937-03-23 Robert Gallo, American physician
  • 1937-03-27 Thomas Aquinas Daly, American painter, born in Albany, New York
  • 1937-04-05 Allan R. Thieme, American inventor (first Power operated vehicle/scooter), born in Bridgeport, Michigan

Person of interestJack Nicholson

1937-04-22 Jack Nicholson, American actor (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining), born in Neptune City, New Jersey

  • 1937-04-24 Joe Henderson, American jazz saxophonist, born in Lima, Ohio (d. 2001)
  • 1937-04-27 Sandy Dennis, American actress (Up the Down Staircase), born in Hastings, Nebraska (d. 1992)
  • 1937-05-02 Lorenzo Music, American writer, actor and voice actor (Carlton-Rhoda, Garfield), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2001)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 3301 - 3,400 of 4,945

  • 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 actor (b. 1950)
  • 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 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, Oscar Award actor (Sayonara; The Red Buttons Show; The Poseidon Adventure), and singer, 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-American actor (The Sand Pebbles), dies at 72
  • 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 concert accordionist,and arranger, dies at 102
  • 2006-07-30 Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (b. 1921)
  • 2006-07-31 Paul Eells, American sportscaster ("Voice of the Razorbacks"), dies at 70
  • 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 talk show host (The Mike Douglas Show), dies at 86
  • 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-American actor (Cade's County, Big Heat, Midway), dies at 90
  • 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)
  • 2006-09-19 Martha Holmes, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • 2006-09-20 John W. Peterson, American songwriter (b. 1921)
  • 2006-09-22 Edward Albert, American actor (b. 1951)
  • 2006-09-23 Etta Baker, American blues guitarist, dies at 93
  • 2006-09-25 Jeff Cooper, American firearms expert (b. 1920)
  • 2006-09-25 John M. Ford, American sci-fi author and poet, dies at 49

Person of interestByron Nelson

2006-09-26 Byron Nelson, American golfer (winner 5 major titles; record 19 tournaments 1945), dies of a blood disorder at 94

Golfer Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson
  • 2006-09-29 Michael A. Monsoor, United States Navy SEAL (posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor), killed in Iraq at 25
  • 2006-10-01 Jerald Tanner, American religious activist (b. 1938)
  • 2006-10-02 Helen Chenoweth-Hage, American politician (b. 1938)
  • 2006-10-02 Tamara Dobson, American actress (Amazons; Cleopatra Jones), dies of complications from pneumonia and multiple sclerosis, at 59
  • 2006-10-02 Paul Halmos, Hungarian-born American mathematician (b. 1916)
  • 2006-10-06 Wilson Tucker, American writer (b. 1914)
  • 2006-10-06 Alex L. Shigo, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist, dies at 76
  • 2006-10-09 Raymond Noorda, American co-founder and long time CEO of Novell (b. 1924)
  • 2006-10-11 Cory Lidle, American baseball pitcher (b. 1972)
  • 2006-10-14 Jared Anderson, American bassist (b. 1975)
  • 2006-10-14 Freddy Fender [Baldemar Huerta], American rock, country and Tejano singer ("Wasted Days And Wasted Nights"; "Before The Next Teardrop Falls"; Texas Tornados - "A Man Can Cry"), dies of lung cancer at 69
  • 2006-10-14 Nancy Lynn, American aviator (b. 1956)
  • 2006-10-14 Gerry Studds, American politician (Rep-D-MA, 1973-97), first openly gay member of US Congress, dies at 69
  • 2006-10-16 Tommy Johnson, American tubist (b. 1935)
  • 2006-10-17 Christopher Glenn, American newscaster (b. 1938)
  • 2006-10-19 James Glennon, American cinematographer, dies at 64

Person of interestJane Wyatt

2006-10-20 Jane Wyatt, American actress (Father Knows Best), dies at 96

Actress Jane Wyatt
Jane Wyatt
  • 2006-10-24 Enolia McMillan, American civil rights activist (b. 1904)
  • 2006-10-27 Brad Will, American anarchist and independent journalist (b. 1970)

Person of interestRed Auerbach

2006-10-28 Red Auerbach, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach, general manager (Boston Celtics, 9-time NBA champion), dies of a heart attack at 89

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • 2006-10-30 Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist (symbolic anthropology), dies at 80
  • 2006-11-01 William Styron, American novelist (Confess of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice), dies at 81
  • 2006-11-01 Adrienne Shelly, American actress and director (The Unbelievable Truth), murdered at 40
  • 2006-11-03 Marie Rudisill, American author and "Fruitcake Lady" (b. 1911)
  • 2006-11-04 Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, American author (Cheaper by the Dozen), dies at 98
  • 2006-11-07 Johnny Sain, American baseball pitcher, dies at 89
  • 2006-11-08 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer, dies of cancer at 61
  • 2006-11-09 Ed Bradley, American journalist and CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), dies of complications from lymphocytic leukemia at 65
  • 2006-11-10 Gerald Levert, American singer (In My Songs) (b. 1966), dies at 40
  • 2006-11-10 Jack Palance [Vladimir Palahniuk], American actor (City Slickers, Contempt, Batman), dies of natural causes at 87
  • 2006-11-15 David K. Wyatt, American historian (b. 1937)

Person of interestMilton Friedman

2006-11-16 Milton Friedman, American economist, Nobel Prize Economics 1976, dies at 94

Economist Milton Friedman
Milton Friedman
  • 2006-11-17 Ruth Brown, American actress and singer sometimes known as the "Queen of R&B" (So Long, Teardrops from My Eyes), dies at 78

Person of interestRobert Altman

2006-11-20 Robert Altman, American screenwriter, producer and director (The Player, M*A*S*H, Nashville), dies of complications from leukemia at 81

Film Director Robert Altman
Film Director
Robert Altman
  • 2006-11-21 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, dies at 91
  • 2006-11-23 Betty Comden [Basya Cohen], American lyricist (On The Town; Just In Time), dies at 89
  • 2006-11-23 Anita O'Day, American jazz singer, dies at 87