United States of America in History (Part 36)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3501 - 3,600 of 10,136

  • 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)
  • 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
  • 1938-06-28 John Byner, American comedian
  • 1938-07-10 Lee Morgan, American hard-bop trumpeter
  • 1938-07-24 Eugene J. Martin, American painter, artist
  • 1938-07-27 Gary Gygax, American role-playing game creator (d. 2008)
  • 1938-08-04 Ellen Schrecker, American college professor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1938-08-13 Dave "Baby" Cortez, American pop keyboardist
  • 1938-08-18 Joe Frank [Joseph Langermann], American radio personality, born in Strasbourg, France
  • 1938-08-29 Robert Rubin, United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • 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)
  • 1938-09-23 Tom Lester, American actor
  • 1938-09-28 Ben E. King [Benjamin Earl Nelson], American soul singer (Stand by Me), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • 1938-10-05 Teresa Heinz Kerry, American philanthropist
  • 1938-10-12 Bob Miller, American NHL broadcaster, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1938-10-18 Dawn Wells, American actress
  • 1938-10-22 Christopher Lloyd, American actor (Taxi, Back to the Future), born in Stamford, Connecticut,
  • 1938-10-30 Ed Lauter, Long Beach, New York, American actor (The Artist, The Number 23), (d. 2013)
  • 1938-11-02 Jay Black, American singer (Jay and the Americans), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-11-05 Joe Dassin, French-speaking American singer (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)
  • 1938-11-09 Ti-Grace Atkinson, American feminist author, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1938-11-13 Jean Seberg, American actress (Breathless, Paint Your Wagon), born in Marshaltown, Iowa (d. 1979)
  • 1938-11-16 Robert Nozick, American philosopher (d. 2002)

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1938-11-19 Ted Turner, American founder of CNN, owner of the Atlanta Braves and winner of the America's Cup in 1977, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Founder of CNN Ted Turner
Founder of CNN
Ted Turner
  • 1938-11-22 Henry C. Lee, Chinese-born American criminologist
  • 1938-11-24 Charles Starkweather, American Spree Killer (d. 1959)
  • 1938-12-11 McCoy Tyner, US jazz pianist (John Coltrane Quartet), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1938-12-15 Bob [Robert] Foster, American professional boxer "The Deputy Sheriff", born in Borger, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1938-12-16 Frank Deford, American sportswriter

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1938-12-16 Jimmie Lee Jackson, American civil rights protester who was shot and killed by an Alabama State Trooper in 1965, born in Marion, Alabama (d. 1965)

Civil Rights Activist Jimmie Lee Jackson
Civil Rights Activist
Jimmie Lee Jackson
  • 1938-12-18 Roger E. Mosley, American actor
  • 1938-12-23 Bob Kahn, American Internet pioneer
  • 1938-12-25 Duane Armstrong, American painter (Fields of Grass), born in Fresno California
  • 1938-12-31 Rosalind Cash, American actress (Omega Man, Wrong is Right), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1939-01-10 Jared Carter, American poet, born in Elwood, Indiana
  • 1939-01-10 David Horowitz, American author and political commentator
  • 1939-01-10 Scott McKenzie, American singer ('San Francisco;), (d. 2012)
  • 1939-01-20 Paul Coverdell, American politician (d. 2000)
  • 1939-01-22 Jeff Smith, American chef (d. 2004)
  • 1939-01-23 Arlene Golonka, American actress
  • 1939-02-03 Michael Cimino, American director (The Deer Hunter), (d. 2016) possible date only
  • 1939-02-11 Gerry Goffin, American rock lyricist (married Carole King), born in Queens NY, (d. 2014)
  • 1939-02-12 Ray Manzarek, American keyboardist (Doors-Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier)
  • 1939-02-15 Robert Hansen, American serial killer
  • 1939-02-17 Mary Ann Mobley, American model/actress (Miss America-1959, Diff'rent Strokes), Biloxi Ms, (d. 2014)
  • 1939-03-11 Flaco JimĂ©nez, American musician
  • 1939-03-13 Neil Sedaka, American singer/songwriter (Breaking Up is Hard to Do), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1939-03-14 Raymond J. Barry, American actor
  • 1939-03-17 Jim Gary, American sculptor (d. 2006)
  • 1939-03-29 Roland Arnall, American businessman and diplomat (d. 2008).
  • 1939-04-04 Major Lance, American singer (d. 1994)
  • 1939-04-04 Ernie Terrell, American boxer (WBA champ 1965-7), born in Belzoni, Mississippi, (d. 2014)
  • 1939-04-18 Glen Hardin, American rock n roll and country musician (Crickets), born in Wellington, Texas
  • 1939-04-18 Thomas J. Moyer, American judge
  • 1939-04-20 Peter S. Beagle, American author
  • 1939-04-21 Helen Prejean, American writer
  • 1939-04-25 Ted Kooser, American poet and US Poet Laureate

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1939-05-01 Max Robinson, 1st African American network TV anchor (ABC), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1988)

1st African-American Network TV Anchor Max Robinson
1st African-American Network TV Anchor
Max Robinson
  • 1939-05-04 Paul Gleason, American actor (Breakfast Club, Die Hard), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • 1939-05-11 Milt Pappas, American baseball pitcher, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1939-05-17 Gary Paulsen, American author
  • 1939-06-09 Charles Webb, American writer (The Graduate), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1939-06-11 Bernard Purdie, American session drummer
  • 1939-06-14 John F. MacArthur, American evangelist
  • 1939-06-15 Ward Connerly, American political figure
  • 1939-06-19 Al Wilson, American singer (d. 2008)
  • 1939-07-01 Karen Black, American actress (5 Easy Pieces, Pyx), (d. 2013)
  • 1939-07-02 Paul Williams, American musician (The Temptations-My Girl)
  • 1939-07-14 Sid Haig, American actor
  • 1939-07-14 George E. Slusser, American scholar and writer
  • 1939-07-18 Edward Gramlich, American economics professor (d. 2007)
  • 1939-07-20 Judy Chicago [Judith Cohen], American artist (Dinner Party), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939-07-21 John Negroponte, 1st United States Director of National Intelligence
  • 1939-08-02 Wes Craven, American film director (Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1939-08-02 Benjamin Barber, American political theorist (Jihad vs. McWorld), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1939-08-04 Frank Vincent, American actor (The Sopranos), born in North Adams, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1939-08-08 Alexander Watson, American ambassador and diplomat
  • 1939-08-11 Ronnie Dawson, American rockabilly performer (d. 2003)
  • 1939-08-21 James Burton, American guitarist, born in Dubberly, Louisiana
  • 1939-08-22 Valerie Harper, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda), born in Suffern, New York
  • 1939-09-02 Bobby Purify [Robert Lee Dickey], American soul singer (I'm Your Puppet), born in Tallahassee, Florida (d. 2011)
  • 1939-09-06 Dan Cragg, American soldier and author, born in Rochester, New York
  • 1939-09-08 Guitar Shorty [David William Kearney], American blues musician, born in Houston, Texas

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3501 - 3,600 of 5,042

  • 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 (b. 1910)
  • 2007-01-11 Robert Anton Wilson, American author (b. 1932)
  • 2007-01-12 Alice Coltrane, American jazz musician (b. 1937)
  • 2007-01-13 Michael Brecker, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1949)
  • 2007-01-14 Darlene Conley, American actress (b. 1934)
  • 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 (b. 1961)
  • 2007-01-22 Doug Blasdell, American personal trainer
  • 2007-01-23 E. Howard Hunt, American Watergate figure (b. 1918)
  • 2007-01-27 Tige Andrews, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2007-01-28 Father Robert Drinan, Roman Catholic Priest and American politician (b. 1920)
  • 2007-01-29 Barbaro, American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 2003)

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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
Novelist
Sidney Sheldon
  • 2007-01-31 Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author (b. 1944)
  • 2007-01-31 Lee Bergere, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 2007-02-01 Whitney Balliett, American jazz critic (b. 1926)
  • 2007-02-02 Billy Henderson, American singer (The Spinners) (b. 1939)
  • 2007-02-02 Joe Hunter, American pianist and bandleader of The Funk Brothers (b. 1927)
  • 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 and actress (b. 1934)
  • 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 (b. 1932)
  • 2007-02-06 Willye White, American athlete (b. 1939)
  • 2007-02-06 Frankie Laine, American singer (b. 1913)
  • 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, American actress (b. 1921)
  • 2007-02-20 F. Albert Cotton, American chemist (b. 1930)
  • 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 singer/songwriter (b. 1940)
  • 2007-02-27 Bobby Rosengarden, American jazz drummer (b. 1924)
  • 2007-02-28 Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. American historian and political commentator (b.1917)
  • 2007-03-04 Natalie Bodanya (Natalie Bodanskaya), American soprano (b. 1908)
  • 2007-03-04 Thomas Eagleton, American politician (b. 1929)
  • 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, American actress and singer (b. 1921)
  • 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 commissioner of baseball (b. 1926)
  • 2007-03-15 Stuart Rosenberg, American film and television director (b. 1927)
  • 2007-03-17 John Backus, American computer scientist (b. 1924)
  • 2007-03-17 Roger Bennett, American Southern Gospel performer (b. 1959)
  • 2007-03-18 Alec Wyton, English-born American composer, dies at 85
  • 2007-03-19 Calvert DeForest, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 2007-03-19 Luther Ingram, American soul singer and songwriter (b. 1937)
  • 2007-03-21 Drew Hayes, American writer & graphic artist (b. 1969)
  • 2007-03-23 Paul J. Cohen, American mathematician, Fields Medal winner (b. 1934)
  • 2007-03-23 Eric Medlen, American NHRA drag racer (b. 1973)
  • 2007-03-27 Paul Lauterbur, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1929)
  • 2007-04-01 Herb Carneal, American sports broadcaster (b. 1923
  • 2007-04-04 Bob Clark, American film director (b. 1941)
  • 2007-04-05 Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss)(b. 1956)
  • 2007-04-07 Johnny Hart, American cartoonist (B.C., Wizard of Id), dies at 76
  • 2007-04-07 Barry Nelson, American actor (Airport), dies at 89
  • 2007-04-08 Sol LeWitt, American artist (b. 1928)
  • 2007-04-10 Dakota Staton, American jazz singer, dies at 76
  • 2007-04-11 Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (b. 1925)

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2007-04-11 Kurt Vonnegut Jr, American author, dies from head trauma at 84

  • 2007-04-11 Ronald Speirs, American Army officer (CO of Easy Company), dies at 86
  • 2007-04-11 Janet McDonald, American novelist (b. 1954)
  • 2007-04-14 Don Ho, American musician (b. 1930)
  • 2007-04-15 Brant Parker, American cartoonist (b. 1920)
  • 2007-04-16 Seung-Hui Cho, Korean American murderer (b. 1984), see List of victims of the Virginia Tech massacre
  • 2007-04-16 Jocelyne Couture-Nowak, American instructor of French (b. 1958)
  • 2007-04-16 Kevin Granata, American professor of Engineering (b. 1961)
  • 2007-04-16 Liviu Librescu, American Jewish-Romanian professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics (b. 1930)
  • 2007-04-16 G. V. Loganathan, Indian American professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (b. 1954)
  • 2007-04-17 Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality, dies at 96
  • 2007-04-20 Andrew Hill, American jazz composer and pianist (b. 1931)
  • 2007-04-23 Paul Erdman, American economist and author (b. 1932)
  • 2007-04-23 David Halberstam, American journalist, historian and author (b. 1934)
  • 2007-04-25 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer and songwriter (b. 1938)