United States of America in History (Part 38)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3701 - 3,800 of 10,137

  • 1940-08-20 Rubén Hinojosa, American politician
  • 1940-08-26 Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (d. 2008)
  • 1940-08-27 Warren Harding "Sonny" Sharrock, American jazz guitarist
  • 1940-08-28 Ken Jenkins, American actor
  • 1940-08-29 Earl Gros, American NFL running back (Green Bay), (d. 2013)
  • 1940-09-21 Bill Kurtis, newscaster (American Parade), born in Pensacola, Florida
  • 1940-09-23 Tim Rose, American singer-songwriter, born in Washington D. C. (d. 2002)
  • 1940-10-04 Alberto Vilar, Cuban-American investor and philanthropist
  • 1940-10-13 Pharoah Sanders, American jazz saxophonist, born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1940-10-18 Cynthia Weil, American songwriter, born in New York City
  • 1940-10-20 Robert Pinsky, American poet and Poet Laureate of the United States
  • 1940-10-28 Susan Harris, American television writer and producer
  • 1940-11-01 Barry Sadler, American singer (d. 1989)
  • 1940-11-06 Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and President of the American Jewish World Service, born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-11-15 Sam Waterson, American actor (Capricorn One, Heaven's Gate), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1940-11-21 Dr. John [Rebennack], American vocalist (I Was in Right Place), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 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

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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 (d. 1976)

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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 Bob Smith, former American politician
  • 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 (d. 1984)
  • 1941-04-03 Philippé Wynne, American musician (d. 1984)
  • 1941-04-09 Kaye Adams, American country singer
  • 1941-04-10 Paul Theroux, American travel book writer (Mosquito Coast)
  • 1941-04-11 Ellen Goodman, American political columnist
  • 1941-04-13 Michael Stuart Brown, American geneticist, Nobel laureate
  • 1941-04-23 Michael Lynne, American film executive
  • 1941-04-26 John Mitchell, American composer
  • 1941-04-27 Jennings Michael Burch, American author
  • 1941-04-28 K. Barry Sharpless, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1941-05-03 Edward "Monk" Malloy, American university president
  • 1941-05-04 George Will, Champaign, Illinois, American political analyst (Night Line)
  • 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

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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

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

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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, (d. 2012)
  • 1941-06-10 Mickey Jones, American musician and actor
  • 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
  • 1941-07-04 Sergio Oliva, Cuba, American body builder (The Myth, IFBB Mr. Olympia, 1967-9), (d. 2012)
  • 1941-07-10 David G. Hartwell, American editor and anthologist
  • 1941-07-12 Joseph Whipp, American actor
  • 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

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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)

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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

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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)

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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

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3701 - 3,800 of 5,043

  • 2007-10-14 Big Moe, American rapper (b. 1974)
  • 2007-10-17 Joey Bishop, American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (b. 1918)
  • 2007-10-17 Teresa Brewer, American pop and jazz singer (b. 1931)
  • 2007-10-18 William J. Crowe, American admiral and ambassador (b. 1925)
  • 2007-10-18 Vincent DeDomenico, American entrepreneur (b. 1915)
  • 2007-10-19 Dr. Randall Forsberg, American nuclear freeze advocate (b. 1943)
  • 2007-10-19 LaLa Brown, American singer (b. 1986)
  • 2007-10-26 Friedman Paul Erhardt (Chef Tell), German-born American TV chef (b. 1943)
  • 2007-10-26 Dr. Arthur Kornberg, American Nobel Prize laureate in 1959 for the discovery of DNA polymerase (b. 1918)
  • 2007-10-28 Porter Wagoner, American country singer (b. 1927)

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2007-10-30 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, dies of pulmonary fibrosis at 73

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 2007-10-30 Washoe, chimpanzee trained in American Sign Language (b. 1965)
  • 2007-10-30 John Woodruff, American athlete (b. 1915)
  • 2007-11-02 Lillian Ellison, American professional wrestler (b. 1923)
  • 2007-11-04 Peter Viertel, German-American author and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2007-11-06 Hank Thompson, American singer (b. 1925)
  • 2007-11-07 Earl Dodge, American politician (Prohibition Party) (b. 1932)
  • 2007-11-10 Laraine Day, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 2007-11-10 Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician (Rep-D-CA, 1963-75), dies at 100

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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 Monty Westmore, American make-up artist. (b. 1923)
  • 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)

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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, aka Vampira, Finnish-born American actress (b. 1921)
  • 2008-01-15 Brad Renfro, American actor (b. 1982)
  • 2008-01-17 Allan Melvin, American actor (b. 1923)
  • 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 (b. 1914)
  • 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)

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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)