United States of America in History (Part 36)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3501 - 3,600 of 9,830

  • 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 (Anarchy, State, and Utopia), born in Brooklyn, New York (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, American jazz pianist (John Coltrane Quartet), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1938-12-15 Bob Foster, American boxer (world light-heavyweight champion 1968-74), 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 and church deacon, 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, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 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 & political commentator, born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-01-10 Scott McKenzie, American singer (San Francisco), born in Jacksonville Beach, Florida (d. 2012)
  • 1939-01-20 Paul Coverdell, American politician, born in Des Moines, Iowa (d. 2000)
  • 1939-01-22 Jeff Smith, American chef (d. 2004)
  • 1939-02-03 Michael Cimino, American director (The Deer Hunter), (d. 2016) possible date only
  • 1939-02-11 Gerry Goffin, American pop and rock lyricist (married Carole King), born in Queens, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1939-02-12 Ray Manzarek, American rock organist and songwriter (The Doors - "Light My Fire"; "Love Her Madly"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1939-02-15 Robert Hansen, American serial killer
  • 1939-02-17 Mary Ann Mobley, American model and actress (Miss America-1959, Diff'rent Strokes), Biloxi Mississippi (d. 2014)
  • 1939-03-11 Leonardo "Flaco" Jiménez, 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 piano player, and arranger (Crickets), born in Wellington, Texas
  • 1939-04-18 Thomas J. Moyer, American judge and Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court (1987-2010), born in Sandusky, Ohio (d. 2010)
  • 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, (3-time MLB All Star), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1939-05-14 Troy Shondell, American singer ("This Time (We’re Really Breaking Up)"), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1939-05-17 Gary Paulsen, American author of young adult literature, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1939-06-09 Charles Webb, American writer (The Graduate), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2020)
  • 1939-06-11 Bernard Purdie, American jazz and session drummer, born in Elkton, Maryland
  • 1939-06-14 John F. MacArthur, American evangelist and author, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939-06-15 Ward Connerly, American political activist (affirmative action), born in Leesville, Louisiana
  • 1939-06-19 Al Wilson, American singer (Show and Tell, The Snake), born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 2008)
  • 1939-07-01 Karen Black, American actress (5 Easy Pieces, Pyx), born in Park Ridge, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1939-07-02 Paul Williams, American baritone singer and choreographer (The Temptations - Cloud Nine), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1973)
  • 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
  • 1939-08-21 James Burton, American guitarist (Ricky Nelson; Elvis Presley; Elvis Costello), born in Dubberly, Louisiana
  • 1939-08-22 Valerie Harper, American actress (The Mary Tyler Moore Show; Rhoda), born in Suffern, New York (d. 2019)
  • 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 (Adobe Systems Inc.), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 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 and petroleum industry executive, born in New York
  • 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, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1939-10-08 Harvey Pekar, American comic book writer (American Splendor), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2010)
  • 1939-10-08 Lynne Stewart, American defense attorney (known for representing controversial, poor, and often unpopular defendants), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1939-10-09 O. V. [Overton Vertis] Wright, American singer, born in Lenow, Tennessee, (d. 1980)
  • 1939-10-10 Joe Pitts, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1939-10-12 Carolee Schneemann, American performance artist, born in Fox Chase, Philadelphia
  • 1939-10-30 Leland H. Hartwell, American scientist (Nobel 2001 - discoveries of protein molecules that control the division (duplication) of cells), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1939-10-31 Ron Rifkin, American actor (Arvin Sloane-Alias, L.A. Confidential), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-11-02 Richard Serra, American sculptor and video artist, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1939-11-09 Paul Cameron, American psychologist and sex researcher, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-11-10 Russell Means, Native American activist, actor, writer, and musician, born in Porcupine, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota (d. 2012)
  • 1939-11-11 Denise Alexander, American actress (Mary McKinnon-Another World, Lesley Webber-General Hospital), born in NYC, New York
  • 1939-11-13 Idris Muhammad [Leo Morris], American jazz drummer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2014)
  • 1939-11-15 Yaphet Kotto, African-American stage and screen actor (Live And Let Die; Alien; Homicide: Life on the Street), born in Harlem, New York City (d. 2021) [1]
  • 1939-11-18 Brenda Vaccaro, American actress (Cactus Flower, Sara, Paper Dolls), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1939-11-21 R. Budd Dwyer, American politician who committed suicide on TV (d. 1987)
  • 1939-11-22 Tom West, American astrophysicist

Person of interestTina Turner

1939-11-26 Tina Turner [Anna Mae Bullock], American singer (Proud Mary), born in Nutbush, Tennessee

Singer Tina Turner
Singer
Tina Turner
  • 1939-11-29 Peter Bergman, American comedian, (d. 2012)
  • 1939-12-02 Harry Reid, American attorney and politician (U.S. Senator from Nevada 1987-2017), born in Searchlight, Nevada
  • 1939-12-09 Patricia Stephens Due, African-American civil rights activist (FAMU jail-in), born in Quincy, Florida (d. 2012)
  • 1939-12-17 Eddie Kendricks, American singer-songwriter (The Temptations - "The Way You Do the Things You Do" ;, "Just My Imagination"), born in Union Springs, Alabama (d. 1992)
  • 1939-12-17 Novella Nelson, American actress (Antwone Fisher, Purlie, Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1939-12-17 Charles V. Bush, African-American pioneer (1st African-American US Air Force Academy Graduate and US Supreme Court Page), (d. 2012)
  • 1939-12-18 Harold E. Varmus, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1939-12-25 Bob James, American smooth jazz musician, born in Marshall, Missouri
  • 1939-12-27 John Amos, American actor (Good Times; Roots; Coming to America; The West Wing), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1939-12-28 Philip Anschutz, American businessman

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3501 - 3,600 of 4,945

  • 2007-03-17 John Backus, American computer scientist and inventor (FORTRAN computer language), dies at 82
  • 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 comedian (Larry "Bud" Melman), dies at 85
  • 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, dies at 33
  • 2007-03-27 Paul Lauterbur, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1929)
  • 2007-04-01 Herb Carneal, American sports broadcaster (Minnesota Twins 1962-2006; Ford C. Frick Award 1996), dies of congestive heart failure at 83
  • 2007-04-04 Bob Clark, American film director (b. 1941)
  • 2007-04-05 Mark St. John [Norton], American rock guitarist (KISS, April- November, 1984), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 51
  • 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 ("Where Flamingos Fly"; "Sex Is A Misdemeanor"), dies at 76
  • 2007-04-11 Roscoe Lee Browne, American actor (McCoy, Saunders-Soap), dies at 81

Person of interestKurt Vonnegut

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, Hawaiian-American pop and Hawaiian music singer ("Tiny Bubbles"; "Ain't No Big Thing!"), dies of heart failure at 76
  • 2007-04-15 Brant Parker, American cartoonist, dies at 86
  • 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 pianist, composer and educator, dies at 75
  • 2007-04-23 Paul Erdman, Canadian-born American economist & author, dies at 74
  • 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 & 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 saxophonist & bandleader (The Tonight Show), dies at 78
  • 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
  • 2007-05-03 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, American writer & producer (Earth vs. the Flying Saucers), dies at 88
  • 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 TV evangelist, founder of Liberty University, dies at 73
  • 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
  • 2007-05-27 Ed Yost, American inventor of the modern hot air balloon and known as "Father of the Modern Day Hot-Air Balloon.", dies at 87
  • 2007-05-27 Gretchen Wyler, American actress, dancer (Silk Stockings), and animal rights activist dies at 75
  • 2007-05-29 Posteal Laskey, American convicted murderer widely believed to be the Cincinnati Strangler, dies of natural causes (b. 1938)
  • 2007-06-01 Arn Shein, American sports writer (editor The Daily Item 1949-74), dies at 78
  • 2007-06-04 Jim Clark, American sheriff and segregationist (b. 1922)
  • 2007-06-04 Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter ("Cry To Me"), dies at 74
  • 2007-06-04 Craig L. Thomas, United States Senator (b. 1933)
  • 2007-06-08 Richard Rorty, American postanalytic, pragmatic philosopher (b. 1931)
  • 2007-06-11 Imre Friedmann, American scientist (b. 1921)
  • 2007-06-11 Mary Ellen "Mala" Powers, American actress (Cyrano de Bergerac, The Wild Wild West), dies of leukaemia at 75
  • 2007-06-12 Don Herbert, American scientist and TV host (Watch Mr Wizard), dies at 89
  • 2007-06-14 Robin Olds, American fighter pilot (b. 1922)
  • 2007-06-15 Claudia Cohen, American gossip columnist and socialite (b. 1950)
  • 2007-06-15 "Sensational" Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (WWF), dies of an overdose at 49
  • 2007-06-17 Serena Wilson, American belly dancer (b. 1933)
  • 2007-06-21 Bob Evans, American restaurateur (b. 1918)
  • 2007-06-23 Rod Beck, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1993, 94, 97; San Francisco Giants), dies from a drug overdose at 38
  • 2007-06-24 Byron Baer, American politician (b. 1929)
  • 2007-06-25 J. Fred Duckett, American sports announcer and teacher, dies at 74

Person of interestLiz Claiborne

2007-06-26 Liz Claiborne, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc, dies of cancer at 78

Fashion Designer Liz Claiborne
Fashion Designer
Liz Claiborne
  • 2007-06-28 Eugene B. Fluckey, American Navy submariner, dies at 93
  • 2007-06-29 Joel Siegel, American film critic (b. 1943)
  • 2007-07-02 Beverly Sills [Belle Miriam Silverman], American operatic soprano, dies of lung cancer at 78
  • 2007-07-03 (Homer) "Boots" Randolph, American session saxophonist ("Yakety Sax"), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 80
  • 2007-07-04 Bill Pinkney, American bass vocalist (Drifters - "Ruby Baby"), dies of a heart attack at 81
  • 2007-07-05 Kerwin Mathews, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2007-07-09 Charles Lane, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 2007-07-10 Doug Marlette, American editorial cartoonist (Kudzu), dies at 57
  • 2007-07-11 Lady Bird Johnson, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
  • 2007-07-18 George Caiazzo, American professional wrestler
  • 2007-07-18 Jerry Hadley, American opera singer, (b. 1952)
  • 2007-07-20 Tammy Faye Bakker (Messner), American Christian singer and former wife of Jim Bakker (The PTL Club), dies at 65
  • 2007-07-23 Tor Kamata, American/Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1937)
  • 2007-07-23 Ron Miller, American songwriter and record producer (b. 1933)
  • 2007-07-24 Albert Ellis, American psychologist, dies at 93
  • 2007-07-24 Chaney Kley, American Actor (b. 1972)
  • 2007-07-25 Jesse Marunde, American Strongman competitor, dies at 27
  • 2007-07-26 Skip Prosser, American basketball coach (only coach to take 3 schools to NCAA Tournament in first year; Loyola [MD], Xavier, Wake Forest), dies from heart attack at 56
  • 2007-07-29 Tom Snyder, American television and radio interviewer (The Tomorrow Show, 1973-82), and news anchor (NBC Weekend News), dies of complications from leukemia at 71
  • 2007-07-29 Marvin Zindler, American television reporter (b. 1921)
  • 2007-08-02 Chauncey Bailey, American journalist and editor (b. 1950)
  • 2007-08-04 Lee Hazlewood, American country singer and songwriter (Summer Wine, These Boots Are Made For Walkin'), dies of renal cancer at 78
  • 2007-08-08 Melville Shavelson, American film director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
  • 2007-08-09 Joe O'Donnell, American documentary photographer and photojournalist, dies at 85
  • 2007-08-10 Henry Cabot Lodge Bohler, American member of Tuskegee Airmen and civil rights activist (b. 1925)
  • 2007-08-12 Merv Griffin, American television host and game show creator, dies at 82
  • 2007-08-12 Mike Wieringo, American comic book artist (b. 1963)
  • 2007-08-13 Brian Adams, aka Demolition Crush, American professional wrestler (b. 1964)
  • 2007-08-13 Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (b. 1902)
  • 2007-08-15 John Gofman, American Manhattan Project scientist and advocate (b. 1918)
  • 2007-08-16 Max Roach, American percussionist, drummer, and composer (b. 1924)
  • 2007-08-20 Leona Helmsley, American real estate billionaire and convicted of federal income tax evasion, dies at 87
  • 2007-08-20 Larry Hartsell, American martial artist, bodyguard, trainer, student of Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto, dies at 65