United States of America in History (Part 38)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3701 - 3,800 of 10,100

  • 1940-11-21 Richard Marcinko, American author
  • 1940-11-24 Don Metz, American architect
  • 1940-12-03 Jeffrey R. Holland, American religious leader
  • 1940-12-04 Gary Gilmore, American murderer (d. 1977)
  • 1940-12-11 Donna Mills, American actress (Knots Landing, Incident), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940-12-13 Steve Harmon, American actor (Ens Pulver-Mr Roberts), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1940-12-24 Sharon Farrell, Sioux City, Iowa, American actress (Lori-Hawaii 5-0, Young & Restless)
  • 1940-12-26 Edward C. Prescott, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1940-12-28 Alvin Singleton, American composer, born in New York City
  • 1941-01-14 Marjoe Gortner, actor (Speak Up America, Falcon Crest), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1941-01-21 Ivan Putski, Polish-born American professional wrestler

Person of interestNeil Diamond

1941-01-24 Neil Diamond, American singer-songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter Neil Diamond
Singer-songwriter
Neil Diamond
  • 1941-01-25 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, born in Florence, South Carolina (d. 2015)
  • 1941-01-25 Gregory Sierra, American actor
  • 1941-01-30 Gregory Benford, American author and scientist
  • 1941-01-31 Jessica Walter, American actress (Play Misty For Me, Arrested Development), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-02-03 Neil Bogart, American record executive (d. 1982)
  • 1941-02-08 Nick Nolte, American actor (The Thin Red Line, 48 Hrs), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1941-02-14 Donna Shalala, American educator
  • 1941-02-24 Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
  • 1941-02-28 Alice May Brock, American author
  • 1941-02-28 Marty Sanders, American musician (Jay and the Americans)
  • 1941-03-02 David Satcher, Amdniral and 16th United States Surgeon General (1998-2001), born in Anniston, Alabama
  • 1941-03-09 Ernesto Miranda, American litigant, conviction on kidnapping, rape, and armed robbery charges, born in Mesa, Arizona (d. 1976)

Person of interestWilson Pickett

1941-03-18 Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer (Funky Broadway), born in Prattville, Alabama (d. 2006)

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett
  • 1941-03-18 John W. Derr, American politician
  • 1941-03-20 Carlos Lopez snr, American jockey
  • 1941-03-22 Billy Collins, American poet
  • 1941-03-23 Jim Trelease, American educator and children's literature author
  • 1941-03-30 Robert "Bob" Smith, American politician, born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1941-04-03 Jan Berry, American rock and roll vocalist (Jan and Dean-Dead Man's Curve), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-04-03 Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping, born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • 1941-04-03 Philippé Wynne, American soul singer (I'll Be Around), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1984)
  • 1941-04-09 Kaye Adams, American country singer
  • 1941-04-10 Paul Theroux, American travel book writer (Mosquito Coast), born in Medford, Massachusetts
  • 1941-04-11 Ellen Goodman, American political columnist (Pulitzer 1980), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1941-04-13 Michael Stuart Brown, American geneticist, Nobel laureate
  • 1941-04-23 Michael Lynne, American film producer (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-04-26 John Mitchell, American composer
  • 1941-04-27 Jennings Michael Burch, American writer (They Cage the Animals at Night), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1941-04-28 K. Barry Sharpless, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1941-05-03 Edward Malloy, 16th president of the University of Notre Dame, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1941-05-04 George Will, American political analyst (Night Line), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • 1941-05-08 James A Traficant Jr, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1985-2002), born in Youngstown, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • 1941-05-08 John Fred [Gourrier], American performer (Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • 1941-05-17 Ben Nelson. American politician
  • 1941-05-17 Grace Zabriskie, American actress
  • 1941-05-20 John Strasberg, American actor

Person of interestBob Dylan

1941-05-24 Bob Dylan [Robert Zimmerman], American singer-songwriter (Blowin' in Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin') and cultural icon, born in Duluth, Minnesota

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1941-05-31 Louis J. Ignarro, American pharmacologist, Nobel Prize laureate

Person of interestSpalding Gray

1941-06-05 Spalding Gray, American actor (Beaches, Clara's Heart, Heavy Petting), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2004)

Person of interestRobert Kraft

1941-06-05 Robert Kraft, American owner of the New England Patriots, born in Brookline, Massachusetts

Business Magnate and NFL Owner Robert Kraft
Business Magnate and NFL Owner
Robert Kraft
  • 1941-06-06 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, born in Scotland (d. 2012)
  • 1941-06-10 Mickey Jones, American musician and actor (Home Improvement, Justified), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2018)
  • 1941-06-15 Harry Nilsson, American singer/guitarist (Midnight Cowboy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1941-06-21 Joe Flaherty, American-Canadian actor
  • 1941-06-23 Robert Hunter, American lyricist and singer-songwriter (Grateful Dead)
  • 1941-06-28 Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (d. 2006)
  • 1941-07-01 Alfred G. Gilman, American scientist, (1994 Nobel laureate for G-protein discoveries), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1941-07-01 Myron Scholes, American economist, Nobel laureate
  • 1941-07-04 Brian Willson, American peace activist, born in New York
  • 1941-07-04 Sergio Oliva, American body builder (The Myth, IFBB Mr. Olympia, 1967-9), born in Havana, Cuba (d. 2012)
  • 1941-07-10 David G. Hartwell, American editor and anthologist, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1941-07-12 Joseph Whipp, American actor (Escape from Alcatraz), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1941-07-14 Maulana Karenga, American author and activist
  • 1941-07-18 Lonnie Mack, American rocker (Baby What's Wrong), born in Aurora, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1941-07-24 Barbara Love, american soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestEmmett Till

1941-07-25 Emmett Till, American lynching victim, born in Chicago, Illinois

Murder Victim Emmett Till
Murder Victim
Emmett Till
  • 1941-07-26 Darlene Love [Wright], American singer (He's a Rebel), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-08-02 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), born in Goldsboro, California (d. 2000)

Person of interestMartha Stewart

1941-08-03 Martha Stewart, American business magnate and TV personality who founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Business Magnate and TV Personality Martha Stewart
Business Magnate and TV Personality
Martha Stewart
  • 1941-08-27 Harrison Page, American actor
  • 1941-08-30 Ben Jones, American actor and politician
  • 1941-08-31 William DeWitt, Jr., American businessman
  • 1941-09-08 Donald "Dante" Drowty, American singer (The Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestBernie Sanders

1941-09-08 Bernie Sanders, American politician and Senator (Independent - Vt), born in Brooklyn, New York

US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
  • 1941-09-09 Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (created C programming language, helped developed Unix), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 2011)

Person of interestStephen Jay Gould

1941-09-10 Stephen Jay Gould, American paleontologist and popular science writer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2002)

Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist Stephen Jay Gould
Paleontologist and Evolutionary Biologist
Stephen Jay Gould
  • 1941-09-16 Joe Butler, American rock vocalist/drummer (Lovin' Spoonful), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1941-09-16 Richard Perle, American political advisor
  • 1941-09-21 Tony Moon, American rock songwriter (Dante & the Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-09-21 Jack Brisco, American professional wrestler
  • 1941-09-22 Jeremiah Wright, American pastor
  • 1941-10-02 Ron Meagher, American rock bassist (The Beau Brummels), born in Oakland, California
  • 1941-10-03 Chubby Checker [Ernest Evans], American singer-songwriter (The Twist, Limbo Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-10-04 Roy Blount, Jr., American writer
  • 1941-10-10 Peter Coyote [Rachmil Pinchus Ben Mosha Cohon], American actor (ET, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-10-11 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpeter (d. 1999)
  • 1941-10-11 Charles Shyer, American film director
  • 1941-10-23 Mel Winkler, American actor
  • 1941-10-24 William H. Dobelle, American biomedical engineer
  • 1941-10-25 Anne Tyler, American writer (Accidental Tourist)
  • 1941-10-27 Dick Trickle, American race car driver, born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (d. 2013)
  • 1941-10-28 Curtis Lee, American singer (Pretty Little Angel Eyes), born in Yuma, Arizona (d. 2015)
  • 1941-10-28 Glenn Moore, American jazz musician, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1941-10-30 Otis Williams [Otis Miles], American singer-songwriter (The Temptations), born in Texarkana, Texas
  • 1941-10-31 Dan Alderson, American scientist
  • 1941-11-05 Art Garfunkel, American singer/actor (Simon and Garfunkel, Carnal Knowledge), born in New York
  • 1941-11-06 Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), born in Monahans, Texas (d. 2016)

Person of interestTom Fogerty

1941-11-09 Tom Fogerty, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1990)

Rocker Tom Fogerty
Rocker
Tom Fogerty

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3701 - 3,800 of 5,023

  • 2007-11-10 Laraine Day [La Raine Johnson], American actress (Dr. KIldaire, Foreign Correspondent), dies at 87
  • 2007-11-10 Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1963-75), dies at 100

Person of interestNorman Mailer

2007-11-10 Norman Mailer, American novelist, dies at 84

Novelist Norman Mailer
Novelist
Norman Mailer
  • 2007-11-12 Ira Levin, American novelist (b. 1929)
  • 2007-11-13 Montague "Monty" Westmore, American 3rd generation make-up artist (Westmore family), dies of prostate cancer at 84
  • 2007-11-16 Harold Alfond, American businessman and founder of Dexter Shoe Company , dies at 93
  • 2007-11-19 Kevin DuBrow, American heavy metal singer (Quiet Riot), dies of an overdose at 53
  • 2007-11-19 Dick Wilson, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 2007-11-26 Silvestre Herrera, Mexican-born American soldier, Medal of Honor recipient. (b. 1917)
  • 2007-11-27 Robert Cade, American doctor and inventor of Gatorade (b. 1927)
  • 2007-11-29 Henry Hyde, American politician (b. 1924)

Person of interestEvel Knievel

2007-11-30 Evel Knievel, American motorcycle daredevil (Snake River Canyon), dies of pulmonary disease at 69

Motorcycle Daredevil Evel Knievel
Motorcycle Daredevil
Evel Knievel
  • 2007-12-04 Pimp C, American Rapper (b. 1973)
  • 2007-12-05 Andrew Imbrie, American composer (b. 1921)
  • 2007-12-11 Grace Paley, American poet, political activist and teacher (1970 Arts & Letters Award), dies of breast cancer at 84
  • 2007-12-12 Ike Turner, American singer, former husband of Tina Turner (b. 1931)
  • 2007-12-13 Floyd Red Crow Westerman, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 2007-12-15 John Berg (actor), American actor (b. 1949)
  • 2007-12-16 Dan Fogelberg, American singer/songwriter (b. 1951)
  • 2007-12-18 Jack Linkletter, American television host, son of Art Linkletter (b. 1937)
  • 2007-12-18 Bill Strauss, American writer on generations, satirist, and founder of the Capitol Steps (b. 1947)
  • 2007-12-20 Nataline Sarkisyan, American medical patient (b. 1990)
  • 2007-12-21 Ken Hendricks, American businessman (b. 1941)
  • 2007-12-23 William Francis Ganong, American physiologist (b. 1924)
  • 2007-12-23 Michael Kidd, American film and stage choreographer (b. 1915)
  • 2007-12-26 John A. Garraty, American biographer (b. 1920)
  • 2007-12-26 Stu Nahan, American Sportscaster (b. 1926)
  • 2007-12-31 Michael Goldberg, American painter (b. 1924)
  • 2007-12-31 Bill Idelson, American actor (b. 1919)
  • 2007-12-31 Kathryn Ish, American actress (b. 1936)
  • 2008-01-01 Harold Corsini, American photographer, dies from a stroke at 88
  • 2008-01-02 Lee S. Dreyfus, American politician (b. 1926)
  • 2008-01-04 Joyce Carlson, American artist (b. 1923)
  • 2008-01-08 Clyde Otis, American song writer and music producer (b. c. 1924)
  • 2008-01-09 Johnny Grant, American radio personality, television producer (b. 1923)
  • 2008-01-10 Christopher Bowman, American figure skater (b. 1967)
  • 2008-01-10 Maila Nurmi [Syrjäniemi], Finnish-American actress (The Vampira Show), dies at 85
  • 2008-01-15 Brad Renfro, American actor (b. 1982)
  • 2008-01-17 Allan Melvin, American character actor (Brady Bunch, All in Family), dies of cancer at 84
  • 2008-01-18 Frank Lewin, American composer and music theorist (b. 1925)
  • 2008-01-18 John Stroger, first African-American Cook County Board President (b. 1929)
  • 2008-01-19 Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (b. 1937)
  • 2008-01-19 John Stewart, American musician (The Kingston Trio) (b. 1939)
  • 2008-01-22 Roberto Gari, American actor (b. 1920)
  • 2008-01-22 Miles Lerman, Polish-American activist (b. 1920)
  • 2008-01-25 Christopher Allport, American actor (b. 1947)
  • 2008-01-29 Raymond Jacobs, American soldier (b. 1925)
  • 2008-02-06 John McWethy, American journalist (b. 1947)
  • 2008-02-07 Leona Wood, American painter and dancer dies aged 86
  • 2008-02-10 Roy Scheider, American Actor (b. 1932)
  • 2008-02-10 Steve Gerber, American comics writer (b. 1947)
  • 2008-02-11 Tom Lantos, member of the United States House of Representatives (b. 1928)
  • 2008-02-11 Frank Piasecki, American aeronautical designer (b. 1919)
  • 2008-02-12 Oscar Brodney, American screenwriter (b. 1907)
  • 2008-02-21 Ben Chapman, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 2008-02-24 Larry Norman, American musician and pioneer of Christian rock music (Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?), dies at 60
  • 2008-02-25 Static Major, American singer (b. 1974)
  • 2008-02-26 Buddy Miles, American drummer (Band of Gypsies; b. 1947)
  • 2008-02-27 Myron Cope, American sports broadcaster (b. 1929)
  • 2008-02-27 William F. Buckley, Jr., American conservative author and commentator (b. 1925)
  • 2008-02-27 Boyd Coddington, American automobile designer (b. 1944)
  • 2008-03-04 Leonard Rosenman, American film, television and concert composer (b. 1924)
  • 2008-03-05 Joseph Weizenbaum, German-American professor of computer science (b.1923)
  • 2008-03-10 Richard Fran Biegenwald, an American serial killer (b. 1940)
  • 2008-03-16 Gary Hart, American professional wrestling manager and wrestler (b. 1942)
  • 2008-03-16 G. David Low, American astronaut (b. 1956)
  • 2008-03-24 Chalmers "Spanky" Alford‎, American guitarist (b. 1955)
  • 2008-03-24 Richard Widmark, American actor (Madigan, Murder on the Orient Express, Judgement at Nuremberg), dies complications following a fall at 93
  • 2008-03-24 Hal Riney, American advertising executive (b. 1932)
  • 2008-03-25 Ben Carnevale, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • 2008-03-26 Robert Fagles, American translator and professor (b. 1933)
  • 2008-03-26 Wally Phillips, American radio personality (b. 1925)
  • 2008-03-31 Jules Dassin, American film director (b .1911)

Person of interestCharlton Heston

2008-04-05 Charlton Heston, American actor (The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur), dies at 84

  • 2008-04-08 Stanley Kamel, American actor (b. 1943)
  • 2008-04-11 Merlin German, United States Marine
  • 2008-04-12 Jerry Zucker, Israeli-born American businessman (b. 1949)
  • 2008-04-12 Danny Davis [George Nowlan], American country musician (Nashville Brass), dies at 83
  • 2008-04-13 John Wheeler, American physicist and educator (b. 1911)
  • 2008-04-16 Joseph Solman, American painter
  • 2008-04-20 VL Mike, American Rapper (b. 1976)
  • 2008-04-21 Al Wilson, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 2008-05-02 Beverlee McKinsey, American actress (b. 1940)
  • 2008-05-05 Irv Robbins, Canadian-American entrepreneur (b. 1917)
  • 2008-05-11 Dottie Rambo, American gospel singer (b. 1934)
  • 2008-05-12 Robert Rauschenberg, American artist (b. 1925)
  • 2008-05-13 Ron Stone, American television reporter (b. 1936)
  • 2008-05-18 Joseph Pevney, American television director
  • 2008-05-22 Robert Asprin, American author (b. 1946)
  • 2008-05-24 Dick Martin [Thomas Richard], American actor and comedian (Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, Carbon Copy), dies of respiratory complications at 86
  • 2008-05-25 J. R. Simplot, American potato farmer (b. 1909)

Person of interestSydney Pollack

2008-05-26 Sydney Pollack, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (Out of Africa, Tootsie) dies at 73

Film Director, Producer and Actor Sydney Pollack
Film Director, Producer and Actor
Sydney Pollack
  • 2008-05-28 Robert Justman, American television producer (b. 1926)
  • 2008-05-29 Harvey Korman, American actor (Carol Burnett Show, Blazing Saddles), dies at 81
  • 2008-05-29 Dianne Odell, American medical figure (b. 1947)
  • 2008-05-30 Lorenzo Odone, American medical figure (b. 1978)
  • 2008-06-02 Bo Diddley, American musician (b. 1928)
  • 2008-06-02 Mel Ferrer, American actor (Longest Day, Eaten Alive, 5th Floor), dies at 90
  • 2008-06-07 Jim McKay, American sportscaster (b. 1921)
  • 2008-06-09 Algis Budrys, American writer (b. 1931)