United States of America in History (Part 35)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3401 - 3,500 of 10,105


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
  • 1937-01-22 Joseph Wambaugh, American police writer ("The Onion Fields"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1937-01-30 Ed Hansen, American film director and editor (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, Illinois, vocalist/songwriter (American Gothic)
  • 1937-03-03 Bobby Driscoll, American actor (d. 1968)
  • 1937-03-04 Leslie Gelb, American foreign policy advisor
  • 1937-03-08 Richard Farina, American writer and folk rocker (Reflections in a Crystal Wind)
  • 1937-03-10 Joe Viterelli, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1937-03-16 David Del Tredici, American composer and pioneer of the Neo-Romantic movement (1980 Pulitzer), 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 race car champion (613 MPH-Spirit of America), 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)
  • 1937-05-04 Dick Dale [Richard Anthony Mansour], American guitarist, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1937-05-06 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American boxer whose murder convictions were overturned after 19 years in prison, born in Clifton, New Jersey
  • 1937-05-15 Madeleine Albright, American politician and diplomat and 1st female U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1937-05-17 Hazel R. O'Leary, United States Secretary of Energy
  • 1937-05-29 Charles W. Pickering, American judge
  • 1937-05-30 Harry Statham, American basketball coach
  • 1937-06-02 Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (Handy Man), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • 1937-06-04 Freddy Fender, American musician ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), born in San Benito, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1937-06-04 Robert Fulghum, American author
  • 1937-06-04 Gorilla Monsoon, American professional wrestler (d. 1999)
  • 1937-06-05 Floyd Butler, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in San Diego, California (d. 1990)
  • 1937-06-11 Chad Everett [Raymon Lee Cramton], American actor (Medical Center, Airplane II), born in South Bend, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • 1937-06-26 Robert Coleman Richardson, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1937-06-28 Richard Bright, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1937-06-28 Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire (d. 1995)
  • 1937-07-02 Richard Petty "The King", American NASCAR Driver (7x NASCAR Championship, 7x Daytona 500), born in Level Cross, North Carolina
  • 1937-07-04 Thomas Nagel, American philosopher
  • 1937-07-09 Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, born in Nyack, New York

Person of interestBill Cosby

1937-07-12 Bill Cosby, American actor and comedian (Cosby Show, I Spy, Leonard Part 6), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Actor/Comedian
Bill Cosby
  • 1937-07-18 Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas) (d. 2005)
  • 1937-07-19 George Hamilton IV, American country musician, born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, (d. 2014)
  • 1937-07-19 Richard Jordan [Robert Anson Jordan Jr.], American actor (Dune, Gettysburg), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-07-29 Daniel McFadden, American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate
  • 1937-08-03 Diane Wakoski, American poet (Motorcycle Betrayal), born in Whittier, California

Person of interestHerb Brooks

1937-08-05 Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach (Olympic gold Medal 1980), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • 1937-08-06 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, born in Harlem, New York

Person of interestDustin Hoffman

1937-08-08 Dustin Hoffman, American actor (Graduate, Tootsie, Kramer vs Kramer), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1937-08-12 Walter Dean Myers, African-American author, born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, (d. 2014)
  • 1937-08-21 Robert Stone, American novelist (Dog Soldiers, WUSA), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1937-09-06 Brigid Berlin, American actor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-09-10 Jared Diamond, American biologist and author
  • 1937-09-13 Don Bluth, American animator
  • 1937-09-15 Robert Lucas, Jr., American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1937-09-28 Rod Roddy, American television announcer (d. 2003)
  • 1937-10-04 Jackie Collins, British-American author (The Stud, Lucky), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1937-10-11 R. H. W. Dillard, American poet
  • 1937-10-12 Robert Mangold, American minimalist artist, born in North Tonawanda, New York

Person of interestPeter Max

1937-10-19 Peter Max, American psychadelic artist (Dynamite Chicken), born in Berlin, Germany

Psychedelic Artist Peter Max
Psychedelic Artist
Peter Max
  • 1937-10-27 Lara Parker, American actress (Race with the Devil, Dark Shadows), born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1937-11-05 Harris Yulin, American actor
  • 1937-11-06 Joe Warfield, American actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1937-11-30 Jimmy Bowen, American record producer and pop star (I'm Stickin' With You), born in Santa Rita, New Mexico
  • 1937-12-01 Chuck Low, American actor
  • 1937-12-09 Darwin Joston, American actor (d. 1998)
  • 1937-12-11 Jim Harrison, American poet and novelist (Legends of the Fall), born in Grayling, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1937-12-12 Buford Pusser, American sheriff (d. 1974)
  • 1937-12-16 Joe Farrell, American jazz saxophonist, born in Chicago Heights, Illinois, (d. 1986)
  • 1937-12-16 Edward Ruscha, American artist (Pop Art), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1937-12-17 John Kennedy Toole, American novelist (d. 1969)
  • 1937-12-21 Donald F. Munson, American politician (former Maryland Senator), born in Hagerstown, Maryland
  • 1938-01-01 Frank Langella, Bayonne, New Jersey, American actor (Dracula, Frost/Nixon)
  • 1938-01-07 Paul Revere, American pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders), born in Harvard Nebraska, (d. 2014)
  • 1938-01-10 Donald Knuth, American mathematician and computer scientist
  • 1938-01-14 Allen Toussaint [Naomi Neville], American R&B musician & songwriter (Ride Your Pony), born in Gert Town, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1938-01-21 Wolfman Jack [Robert Weston Smith], American disk jockey (Midnight Special), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1995)
  • 1938-02-24 Phil Knight, American sportswear manufacturer
  • 1938-03-04 Angus MacLise, American percussionist (d. 1979)
  • 1938-03-07 David Baltimore, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1938-03-12 Lew De Witt, American country singer and composer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • 1938-03-13 Erma Franklin, American gospel and R&B singer (Piece Of My Heart), born in Shelby, Mississippi (d. 2002)
  • 1938-03-23 Maynard Jackson, first African American mayor of Atlanta (d. 2003)
  • 1938-03-26 Anthony James Leggett, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1938-03-31 Arthur B. Rubinstein, American composer
  • 1938-04-01 John Quade, American actor
  • 1938-04-02 Whirlaway, American thoroughbred racehorse, 1941 Triple Crown Winner (d. 1953)
  • 1938-04-03 Jeff Barry, American rock writer (Tell Laura I Love Her), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938-04-05 Nancy Holt, American artist (land art), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1938-04-16 Rich Rollins, American baseballer
  • 1938-04-17 Ben Barnes, American politician
  • 1938-04-22 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), born in London
  • 1938-04-26 Maurice Williams, American rocker (Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1938-05-09 Charles Simic Yugoslavian-born poet, 15th Poet Laureate of the United States
  • 1938-05-11 Carla Bley [Carla Borg], American musician (Escalator Over the Hill), born in Oakland, California
  • 1938-05-18 Janet Fish, Boston USA, American realist artist
  • 1938-05-21 David Groh, American actor (Joe-Rhoda, Don-Another Day), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938-05-24 David Viscott, American psychiatrist (d. 1996)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3401 - 3,500 of 5,029

  • 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 (b. 1955)
  • 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 PGA golfer (won 19 tournaments in 1945), dies at 94

Golfer Byron Nelson
Golfer
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 (b. 1947)
  • 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, American musician ("Before the Next Teardrop Falls"), dies at 69
  • 2006-10-14 Nancy Lynn, American aviator (b. 1956)
  • 2006-10-14 Gerry Studds, American politician (b. 1937)
  • 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 (b. 1942)

Person of interestJane Wyatt

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

Actress Jane Wyatt
Actress
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 coach and executive, dies of a heart attack at 89

NBA Head Coach Red Auerbach
NBA Head Coach
Red Auerbach
  • 2006-10-28 Marijohn Wilkin, American songwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2006-10-30 Clifford Geertz, American anthropologist (b. 1926)
  • 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 (b. 1917)
  • 2006-11-08 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer, dies at 61
  • 2006-11-09 Ed Bradley, American journalist (b. 1941)
  • 2006-11-10 Gerald Levert, American singer (b. 1966)
  • 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
Economist
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
  • 2006-11-20 Robert Altman, American screenwriter, producer and director (The Player, M*A*S*H, Nashville), dies of complications from leukemia at 81
  • 2006-11-21 Robert Lockwood Jr., American blues guitarist, dies at 91
  • 2006-11-23 Betty Comden, American lyricist, dies at 89
  • 2006-11-23 Anita O'Day, American singer (b. 1919)
  • 2006-11-23 Willie Pep, American boxer (b. 1922)
  • 2006-11-24 George W. S. Trow, American writer (b. 1943)
  • 2006-11-25 Sean Bell, American shooting victim (b. 1983)
  • 2006-11-25 Kenneth M. Taylor, American pilot (b. 1919)
  • 2006-11-25 Phyllis Fraser, American actress and children's book publisher (b. 1916)
  • 2006-11-26 Dave Cockrum, American comic book artist (b. 1943)
  • 2006-11-26 Stephen Heywood, American builder (b. 1969)
  • 2006-11-27 Bebe Moore Campbell, American author (b. 1950)
  • 2006-11-27 Casey Coleman, American sportscaster (b. 1951)
  • 2006-12-03 Logan Whitehurst, American musician (b. 1977)
  • 2006-12-04 James Kim, American television personality (b. 1971)
  • 2006-12-07 Jeane Kirkpatrick, American ambassador (b. 1926)
  • 2006-12-07 Jay McShann, American musician (b. 1910)
  • 2006-12-08 Martha Tilton, American singer (b. 1915)
  • 2006-12-11 Elizabeth Bolden, American Supercentenarian (oldest verified person in the world at the time of her death), dies at 116

Person of interestPeter Boyle

2006-12-12 Peter Boyle, American actor, dies of multiple myeloma at 71

  • 2006-12-12 Kenny Davern, American jazz clarinetist (b. 1935)
  • 2006-12-12 Al Shugart, pioneering American computer engineer and co-founder of Seagate Technology (b. 1930)
  • 2006-12-13 Lamar Hunt, American sports executive (b. 1932)
  • 2006-12-14 Mike Evans, American actor (b. 1949)

Person of interestJoseph Barbera

2006-12-18 Joseph Barbera, American cartoonist (Hanna-Barbera - Tom and Jerry, Flintstones), dies at 95

Animator Joseph Barbera
Animator
Joseph Barbera
  • 2006-12-18 Ruth Bernhard, American photographer (1905)
  • 2006-12-22 Dennis Linde, American songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2006-12-23 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician (b. 1952)
  • 2006-12-24 Frank Stanton, American television executive (b. 1908)

Person of interestGerald Ford

2006-12-26 Gerald Ford [Leslie King], 38th US President (R: 1974-77) and 41st US Vice President (R: 1973-74), dies at 93

38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 2007-01-01 A. I. Bezzerides, American novelist and screenwriter (b. 1908)
  • 2007-01-01 Tillie Olsen, American writer (b. 1912)
  • 2007-01-01 Leon Davidson, American scientist known for studying UFOs (b. 1922)
  • 2007-01-01 Julius Hegyi, American conductor (b. 1923)
  • 2007-01-01 Del Reeves, American country singer (b. 1932)
  • 2007-01-01 Tad Jones, American jazz music historian (b. 1952)
  • 2007-01-02 Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, American historian (b. 1941)
  • 2007-01-02 Robert C. Solomon, American scholar of continental philosophy (b. 1942)
  • 2007-01-02 Garry Betty, American CEO of Earthlink (b. 1957)
  • 2007-01-03 William Verity Jr., United States Secretary of Commerce 1987-1989 (b. 1917)
  • 2007-01-04 Steve Krantz, American film and TV producer (Fritz the Cat) (b. 1923)
  • 2007-01-04 Helen Hill, American independent filmmaker (b. 1970)
  • 2007-01-05 Chih Ree Sun, Chinese-American physicist and poet (b. 1923)
  • 2007-01-06 Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American musician and special-effects artist (b. 1934)
  • 2007-01-08 Jane Bolin, first African American female judge (b. 1908)
  • 2007-01-08 Iwao Takamoto, American animator (b. 1925)
  • 2007-01-10 Bradford Washburn, American explorer and cartographer, dies at 96
  • 2007-01-11 Robert Anton Wilson, American author (b. 1932)
  • 2007-01-12 Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (b. 1937)