United States of America in History (Part 35)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3401 - 3,500 of 9,830

  • 1937-05-04 Dick Dale [Mansour], American surf guitarist ("Let's Go Tripping"; "Misirlou"; "Pipeline"), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2019)
  • 1937-05-06 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American boxer (famous murder conviction overturned after 19 years imprisonment), born in Clifton, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 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 (Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi), born in Laurel, Mississippi
  • 1937-05-29 Harry Statham, American basketball coach (McKendree Uni; 1,122 wins in 52 seasons), born in Brookport, Illinois
  • 1937-06-02 Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter ("Handy Man"), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2012)
  • 1937-06-04 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"), born in San Benito, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1937-06-04 Robert Fulghum, American author (All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1937-06-04 Gorilla Monsoon, American pro wrestler (Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame) and commentator (WWF), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1937-06-05 Floyd Butler, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction - "Grazing In The Grass"), 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 1996), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2013)
  • 1937-06-28 Richard Bright, American actor (Al Neri-Godfather), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1937-06-28 Ron Luciano, American baseball umpire in the American League (1969-79), born in Endicott, New York (d. 1995)

Person of interestRichard Petty

1937-07-02 Richard Petty, American auto racer (7 x NASCAR Championship, 7 x Daytona 500), born in Level Cross, North Carolina

Auto Racer Richard Petty
Auto Racer
Richard Petty
  • 1937-07-04 Thomas Nagel, American philosopher and University Professor of Philosophy and Law Emeritus at New York University, born in Belgrade, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
  • 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
Bill Cosby
  • 1937-07-18 Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas), born in Louisville, Kentucky (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 and Nobel Prize Laureate who developed theory and methods for analyzing discrete choice, born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 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 (d. 2000)

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 actress (Andy Warhol films), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1937-09-10 Jared Diamond, American biologist and author (Guns, Germs and Steel), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1937-09-13 Don Bluth, American animator and film director (The Secret of NIMH), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 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 romance novelist (The Stud; The Bitch; Lucky), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1937-10-11 R. H. W. Dillard, American poet (The Day I Stopped Dreaming About Barbara Steele and Other Poems), born in Roanoke, Virginia
  • 1937-10-12 Robert Mangold, American minimalist artist, born in North Tonawanda, New York

Person of interestPeter Max

1937-10-19 Peter Max, American psychedelic 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 (Scarface), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 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 (Assault on Precinct 13), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina (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 of McNairy County, Tennessee, born in Finger, Tennessee (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 [Dick], American rock organ player and pianist (Paul Revere & Raiders), born in Harvard Nebraska, (d. 2014)
  • 1938-01-10 Donald Knuth, American mathematician & computer scientist, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1938-01-14 Allen Toussaint, American pianist, songwriter and producer ("Mother-In-Law"; "Working In A Coal Mine"; "Southern Nights"), 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 (1975 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine), born in New York City
  • 1938-03-12 Lew DeWitt, American country singer and composer (Statler Brothers - "Flowers on the Wall"), born in Roanoke, Virginia (d. 1990)
  • 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, English physicist, (Nobel Prize for Physics 2013 for superfluidity), born in London, England
  • 1938-03-31 Arthur B. Rubinstein, American composer
  • 1938-04-01 John Quade, American actor
  • 1938-04-02 Whirlaway, American thoroughbred racehorse (Triple Crown 1941), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1953)
  • 1938-04-03 Jeff Barry [Joel Adelberg], American pop songwriter ("Do Wah Diddy Diddy"; "Da Doo Ron Ron"; "Chapel Of Love"; "Leader Of The Pack'), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938-04-05 Nancy Holt, American artist (land art), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1938-04-16 Rich Rollins, American MLB third baseman, born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
  • 1938-04-17 Ben Barnes, American politician (36th Lieutenant Governor of Texas), born in Gorman, Texas
  • 1938-04-22 Alan Bond, Australian businessman and yachting syndicate owner (America's Cup 1983), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1938-04-26 Maurice Williams, American doo-wop singer, and songwriter (Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs - "Stay"), 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, American realist artist, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1938-05-21 David Groh, American actor (Rhoda - "Joe"; Another Day - "Don"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1938-05-24 David Viscott, American psychiatrist and media personality, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1996)
  • 1938-06-21 Ron Ely [Ronald Pierce], American actor (Tarzan, Doc Savage), born in Hereford, Texas
  • 1938-06-24 Lawrence Block, American writer
  • 1938-06-26 Gerald North, American climatologist, born in Sweetwater, Tennessee
  • 1938-06-28 John Byner, American actor (Transylvania 6-5000) and comedian, born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-07-10 Lee Morgan, American hard-bop trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1972)
  • 1938-07-24 Eugene J. Martin, American painter, artist
  • 1938-07-27 Gary Gygax, American role-playing games creator (Dungeons & Dragons) and fantasy author, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • 1938-08-04 Ellen Schrecker, American college professor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1938-08-13 Dave "Baby" Cortez [Clowney], American pop keyboardist (The Happy Organ), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1938-08-18 Joe Frank [Joseph Langermann], American radio personality (KCRW), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 2018)
  • 1938-08-29 Robert Rubin, United States Secretary of the Treasury, born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-09-04 Leonard Frey, American actor (Best of West, Mr Smith), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1938-09-08 Sam Nunn, American politician (Sen-D-Georgia, 1972 - 1997), born in Macon, Georgia

Person of interestTom Lester

1938-09-23 Tom Lester, American actor (Green Acres - Eb), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 2020)

Actor Tom Lester
Tom Lester
  • 1938-09-28 Ben E. King [Benjamin Earl Nelson], American soul singer ("Stand by Me"), born in Henderson, North Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1938-10-05 Teresa Heinz Kerry, American philanthropist (wife of John Kerry), born in Lourenço Marques, Portuguese East Africa
  • 1938-10-12 Bob Miller, American NHL broadcaster, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1938-10-18 Dawn Wells, American actress (Gilligan's Island -"Mary Ann"), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1938-10-22 Christopher Lloyd, American actor (Taxi, Back to the Future), born in Stamford, Connecticut,
  • 1938-10-30 Ed Lauter, American actor (The Artist, The Number 23), born in Long Beach, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1938-11-02 Jay Black, American singer (Jay and the Americans), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-11-05 Joe Dassin, French-American singer (Les Champs-Élysées), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1938-11-06 P. J. Proby [James Marcus Smith], American singer, songwriter and actor (Hold Me, Three Week Hero), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1938-11-06 Jim Pike, American singer (The Lettermen), born in Missouri (d. 2019)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 3401 - 3,500 of 4,945

  • 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 and NFL owner (KC Chiefs), dies at 74
  • 2006-12-14 Mike Evans, American actor, dies at 57

Person of interestJoseph Barbera

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

Animator Joseph Barbera
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, dies at 54
  • 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 & screenwriter, dies at 98
  • 2007-01-01 Tillie Olsen, American writer (Tell Me a Riddle), dies at 94
  • 2007-01-01 Leon Davidson, American scientist known for studying UFOs, dies at 84
  • 2007-01-01 Julius Hegyi, American conductor, dies at 83
  • 2007-01-01 Del Reeves, American country singer, dies at 74
  • 2007-01-01 Tad Jones, American jazz music historian, dies at 54
  • 2007-01-02 Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, American historian, dies at 65
  • 2007-01-02 Robert C. Solomon, American scholar of continental philosophy, dies at 64
  • 2007-01-02 Garry Betty, American CEO of Earthlink, dies at 49
  • 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. dies of kidney and lung cancer at 83 [1]
  • 2007-01-06 Sneaky Pete Kleinow, American country-rock musician (Flying Burrito Brothers), dies at 72
  • 2007-01-08 Jane Bolin, first African American female judge, dies at 98
  • 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 [née McLeod], American jazz harp, piano, and organ player (Journey in Satchidananda) dies of respiratory failure at 69
  • 2007-01-13 Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (Brecker Brothers), dies at 57
  • 2007-01-14 Darlene Conley, American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), dies at 72
  • 2007-01-16 Ron Carey, American actor (Barney Miller), dies of a stroke at 71
  • 2007-01-16 Benny Parsons, American racecar driver and commentator (b. 1941)
  • 2007-01-17 Art Buchwald, American humorist (b. 1925)
  • 2007-01-18 Brent Liles, American musician (Agent Orange/Social Distortion) (b. 1963)
  • 2007-01-19 Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow, American professional wrestler, dies of a drug overdose at 45
  • 2007-01-22 Doug Blasdell, American personal trainer
  • 2007-01-23 E. Howard Hunt, American intelligence officer involved in Watergate break-in, dies at 88
  • 2007-01-27 Tige Andrews, American character actor (Mod Squad, The Detectives Starring Robert Taylor), dies of cardiac arrest at 86
  • 2007-01-28 Father Robert Drinan, Roman Catholic Priest and American politician (b. 1920)
  • 2007-01-29 Barbaro, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 2003)

Person of interestSidney Sheldon

2007-01-30 Sidney Sheldon, American novelist and playwright (Master of the Game, Bloodline, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer), dies of pneumonia at 89

Novelist Sidney Sheldon
Sidney Sheldon
  • 2007-01-31 Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author, dies at 62
  • 2007-01-31 Lee Bergere, American actor (Star Trek, Soap, Dynasty), dies at 82
  • 2007-02-01 Whitney Balliett, American jazz critic, dies of cancer at 80
  • 2007-02-02 Billy Henderson, American singer (The Spinners - "The Rubberband Man"), dies at 67
  • 2007-02-02 Joe Hunter, American pianist and bandleader of Motown's house band - The Funk Brothers (1959-64), dies at 79
  • 2007-02-02 Eric von Schmidt, American folk/blues singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
  • 2007-02-03 Ralph de Toledano, Moroccan-born American political columnist and author (b. 1916)
  • 2007-02-03 George Becker, American president of United Steelworkers (1993-2001) (b. 1928)
  • 2007-02-03 Pedro Knight, Cuban-American musician, husband of legendary singer Celia Cruz (b. 1921)
  • 2007-02-04 Steve Barber, American baseball pitcher (b. 1938)
  • 2007-02-04 Jules Olitski, Ukrainian-born American abstract painter and sculptor (b. 1922)
  • 2007-02-04 Barbara McNair, American singer ("Till There Was You") and actress (They Call Me MR. Tibbs and actress, dies of throat cancer at 72
  • 2007-02-05 Leo T. McCarthy, American politician and 43rd Lieutenant Governor of California (1983-1995) (b. 1930)
  • 2007-02-06 Lee Hoffman, American author (The Valdez Horses), dies at 74
  • 2007-02-06 Willye White, American athlete (Olympic silver long jump 1956, 4x100m relay 1964; Sports Illustrated 100 greatest women athletes of 20th century), dies of pancreatic cancer at 67
  • 2007-02-06 Frankie Laine [Francesco Paolo LoVecchio], Italian-American singer, songwriter, and actor (Frankie Laine Show, Rawhide), dies of heart failure at 93
  • 2007-02-08 Ian Stevenson, Canadian-American parapsychologist and reincarnation expert, dies at 88
  • 2007-02-10 Ned Austin, American character actor (b. 1925)
  • 2007-02-12 Randy Stone, American actor and casting director (b. 1958)
  • 2007-02-12 Peggy Gilbert, American jazz saxophonist and bandleader (b. 1905)
  • 2007-02-13 Charlie Norwood, American politician (b. 1941)
  • 2007-02-15 Ray Evans, American songwriter (b. 1915)
  • 2007-02-17 Mike Awesome, American professional wrestler (b. 1965)
  • 2007-02-19 Janet Blair [Martha Janet Lafferty], American singer and actress (Leave it to the Girls, Smith Family), dies of pneumonia at 85
  • 2007-02-20 F. Albert Cotton, American chemist, dies at 76
  • 2007-02-23 Donnie Brooks, American singer (b. 1936)
  • 2007-02-24 Bruce Bennett, American actor (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), dies from complications of a broken hip at 100
  • 2007-02-24 Leroy Jenkins, American composer and violinist (b. 1932)
  • 2007-02-25 Mark Spoelstra, American folk singer and songwriter, dies at 66
  • 2007-02-27 Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz drummer (b. 1924)
  • 2007-02-28 Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. American historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson), dies at 89
  • 2007-03-04 Natalie Bodanya (Natalie Bodanskaya), American soprano (b. 1908)
  • 2007-03-04 Bob Hattoy, American activist (b. 1950)
  • 2007-03-06 Allen Coage (aka "Bad News Brown", "Bad News Allen"), American professional wrestler and judoka (b. 1943)
  • 2007-03-06 Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (b. 1909)
  • 2007-03-09 Brad Delp, American rock musician (lead singer of Boston and RTZ), commits suicide at 55
  • 2007-03-10 Richard Jeni, American comedian (b. 1957)
  • 2007-03-11 Betty Hutton [Elizabeth June Thornburg], American actress, dancer, singer and comedian (Greatest Show on Earth), dies of colon cancer a 86
  • 2007-03-13 Arnold Skaaland, American professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • 2007-03-15 Charles Harrelson, American hitman and father of Woody Harrelson (b. 1938)
  • 2007-03-15 Bowie Kuhn, American lawyer, sports administrator (MLB Commissioner 1969-1984), dies of pneumonia at 80
  • 2007-03-15 Stuart Rosenberg, American film and television director (b. 1927)