United States of America in History (Part 36)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3501 - 3,600 of 10,100

  • 1938-06-26 Gerald North, American climatologist, born in Sweetwater, Tennessee
  • 1938-06-28 John Byner, American comedian
  • 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 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 (KCRW), born in Strasbourg, France (d. 2018)
  • 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)

Person of interestTed Turner

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

Person of interestJimmie Lee Jackson

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 musician and keyboardist (The Doors-Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 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 Leonardo "Flaco" JimĂ©nez, American Tex-Mex accordionist, born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1939-03-13 Neil Sedaka, American singer and 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 U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands, born in Paris (d. 2008).
  • 1939-04-04 Major Lance, American soul singer (The Monkey Time), born in Winterville, Mississippi (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 novelist and screenwriter (The Last Unicorn), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-04-21 Helen Prejean, American writer
  • 1939-04-25 Ted Kooser, American poet and US Poet Laureate, born in Ames, Iowa

Person of interestMax Robinson

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, born in Elkton, Maryland
  • 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 [Sidney Mosesian], American actor (House of 1000 Corpses, Jason of Star Command), born in Fresno, California
  • 1939-07-14 George E. Slusser, American scholar and writer
  • 1939-07-18 Edward Gramlich, American economics professor (University of Michigan), born in Rochester, New York (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
  • 1939-09-11 Charles Geschke, American inventor and businessman
  • 1939-09-13 Richard Kiel, American actor (So Fine, Jaws-Moonraker, Skidoo), born in Detroit, Michigan, (d. 2014)
  • 1939-09-17 Shelby Flint, American singer-songwriter (Angel on My Shoulder, Cast Your Fate to the Wind), born in North Hollywood, California
  • 1939-09-20 Robert L. Gerry III, American businessman
  • 1939-09-22 Gilbert E. Patterson, American minister and presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ (d. 2007)
  • 1939-09-23 Roy Buchanan, American blues guitarist, born in Ozark, Arkansas (d. 1988)
  • 1939-09-27 Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer
  • 1939-09-28 Stuart Kauffman, American biologist
  • 1939-09-29 Tommy Boyce, American songwriter (Boyce & Hart, Monkees), born in Charlottesville, Virginia (d. 1994)
  • 1939-09-29 Molly Haskell, American film critic
  • 1939-10-07 John Hopcroft, American computer scientist
  • 1939-10-08 Harvey Pekar, American author
  • 1939-10-08 Lynne Stewart, American civil liberties lawyer
  • 1939-10-09 O. V. [Overton Vertis] Wright, American singer, born in Lenow, Tennessee, (d. 1980)
  • 1939-10-10 Joseph Pitts, American politician

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3501 - 3,600 of 5,023

  • 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 Watergate figure (b. 1918)
  • 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
Novelist
Sidney Sheldon
  • 2007-01-31 Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author (b. 1944)
  • 2007-01-31 Lee Bergere, American actor (Star Trek, Soap, Dynasty), dies at 82
  • 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 [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 (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 [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 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 (McCoy, Saunders-Soap), dies at 81

Person of interestKurt Vonnegut Jr

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 (Pulitzer 1964), dies at 73
  • 2007-04-25 Bobby "Boris" Pickett, American singer-songwriter (Monster Mash), dies from leukemia at 69
  • 2007-04-26 Jack Valenti, American political advisor and film executive, dies at 85
  • 2007-04-28 Robert "Dabbs" Greer, American actor (Gunsmoke, The Green Mile, Little House on Prairie), dies of a kidney and heart ailment at 90
  • 2007-04-28 Tommy Newsom, American bandleader (b. 1929)
  • 2007-04-30 Tom Poston, American actor (Newhart, Mork & Mindy, Steve Allen Show, Newhart), dies from respiratory failure at 85
  • 2007-04-30 Gordon Scott [Werschkul], American actor (Tarzan series), dies at 80
  • 2007-04-30 Zola Taylor, American singer (b. 1938)
  • 2007-05-03 Wally Schirra, American astronaut (b. 1923)
  • 2007-05-06 Curtis Harrington, American film director (b. 1926)
  • 2007-05-07 Diego Corrales, American boxer (b. 1977)
  • 2007-05-07 Yahweh ben Yahweh, American cult leader (b. 1935)
  • 2007-05-11 Bernard Gordon, blacklisted American author (b. 1918)
  • 2007-05-12 Teddy Infuhr, American former child actor (The Bishop's Wife, They Live By Night), dies at 70
  • 2007-05-14 Mary Goldsmith, American ceramist (b. 1908)
  • 2007-05-15 Jerry Falwell, American evangelist (b. 1933)
  • 2007-05-15 Yolanda King, American actress and activist, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. (b. 1955)
  • 2007-05-25 Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor, comedian and gameshow panelist (Match Game, Ghost & Mrs Muir), dies at 76