United States of America in History (Part 38)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3701 - 3,800 of 9,751

  • 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 pop singer (John Fred and His Playboy Band - "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

Bob DylanBob Dylan (81 years old)

1941-05-24 American singer-songwriter ("Blowin' In The Wind"; "The Times They Are A-Changin'"; "Positively Fourth Street") and cultural icon, born in Duluth, Minnesota

  • 1941-05-31 Louis J. Ignarro, American pharmacologist, (1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for work on nitric oxide), born in Brooklyn, New York

Robert KraftRobert Kraft (81 years old)

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

Spalding GraySpalding Gray (1941-2004)

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

  • 1941-06-06 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, born in Scotland (d. 2012)
  • 1941-06-10 Mickey Jones, American drummer (Trini Lopez; The First Edition; Bob Dylan), and actor (Home Improvement: Tin Cup; Justified), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2018)

Harry NilssonHarry Nilsson (1941-1994)

1941-06-15 American pop and rock singer-songwriter ("Everybody's Talkin'"; "One"; "Without You"), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1941-06-21 Joe Flaherty, American-Canadian actor (Freaks and Geeks), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-06-23 Robert Hunter, American lyricist (Grateful Dead - "Box Of Rain"; "Ripple"; "Friend Of The Devil"; "Truckin'"), and singer-songwriter, born in Arroyo Grande, California (d. 2019)
  • 1941-06-28 Joseph Goguen, American computer scientist (professor of Computer Science at the University of California and University of Oxford) (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, Canadian-American financial economist (Nobel 1997), born in Timmins, Ontario
  • 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, born in Parsonburg, Maryland
  • 1941-07-18 Lonnie Mack [McIntosh], American blues-rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter (Baby What's Wrong), born in West Harrison, Indiana (d. 2016)
  • 1941-07-24 Barbara Love, American soul singer (Friends of Distinction), born in Los Angeles, California

Emmett TillEmmett Till (1941-1955)

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

  • 1941-07-26 Darlene Love [Wright], American singer ("He's a Rebel"; "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-08-02 Doris Coley, American singer (The Shirelles), born in Goldsboro, California (d. 2000)

Martha StewartMartha Stewart (81 years old)

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

  • 1941-08-27 Harrison Page, American actor
  • 1941-08-30 Ben Jones, American politician and actor (The Dukes of Hazzard), born in Tarboro, North Carolina
  • 1941-08-31 William DeWitt, Jr., American businessman (Chairman of St. Louis Cardinals), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Bernie SandersBernie Sanders (81 years old)

1941-09-08 American politician (Rep-(Independent)-Vermont 1991-2007, Senator-(I)-Vermont 2007-), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1941-09-08 Donald "Dante" Drowty, American singer (The Evergreens), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-09-09 Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (created C programming language, helped developed Unix), born in Bronxville, New York (d. 2011)

Stephen Jay GouldStephen Jay Gould (1941-2002)

1941-09-10 American paleontologist and popular science writer, born in NYC, New York

  • 1941-09-16 Joe Butler, American rock vocalist and drummer (Lovin' Spoonful), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1941-09-16 Richard Perle, American political advisor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-09-21 Jack Brisco, American pro wrestler (NWA World Heavyweight Champion 1973–75), born in Seminole, Oklahoma (d. 2010)
  • 1941-09-21 Tony Moon, American doo-wop singer, arranger, guitarist (Dante & the Evergreens - "Alley Oop"), producer, and songwriter ("Soldier of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-09-22 Jeremiah Wright, American pastor (f Trinity United Church of Christ), born in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania
  • 1941-10-02 Ron Meagher, American rock bassist (The Beau Brummels - "Just A Little"), born in Oakland, California

Chubby CheckerChubby Checker (81 years old)

1941-10-03 American singer-songwriter ("The Twist"; "Limbo Rock"), born in Spring Gully, South Carolina

  • 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 Charles Shyer, American film director (Private Benjamin), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1941-10-11 Lester Bowie, American jazz trumpeter, born in Frederick, Maryland (d. 1999)
  • 1941-10-23 Mel Winkler, American actor (Devil in a Blue Dress), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2020)
  • 1941-10-24 William H. Dobelle, American biomedical engineer (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013 nominee), born in Massachusetts (d. 2004)
  • 1941-10-25 Anne Tyler, American writer (Accidental Tourist), born in Hennepin County, Minnesota
  • 1941-10-27 Dick Trickle, American auto racer (7 x ARTGO C'ships, ASA AC-Delco Challenge C'ship 1984, 85; NASCAR Rookie of the Year 1989), 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 Glen Moore, American jazz bassist and composer, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1941-10-30 Otis Williams [né Miles], American baritone R&B and pop singer and songwriter (The Temptations - "Just My Imagination"), born in Texarkana, Texas
  • 1941-10-31 Dan Alderson, American scientist (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) and sci-fi fandom figure, (d. 1989)
  • 1941-11-05 Art Garfunkel, American singer (Simon and Garfunkel - "Bridge Over Troubled Water"), and actor (Carnal Knowledge), born in NYC, New York
  • 1941-11-06 Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), born in Monahans, Texas (d. 2016)

Tom FogertyTom Fogerty (1941-1990)

1941-11-09 American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), born in Berkeley, California

  • 1941-11-22 Jesse Colin Young, American singer songwriter (Youngbloods; Song For Juli), born in Queens, New York
  • 1941-11-22 Tom Conti, Scottish actor (Reuben, Reuben, American Dreamer), born in Paisley Scotland
  • 1941-11-26 Susanne Marsee, American mezzo-soprano, born in San Diego, California
  • 1941-11-27 Henry Carr, American athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 4x400m 1964) and football safety (NY Giants), born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • 1941-12-09 Dan Hicks, American singer and songwriter (Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • 1941-12-12 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer - "Boy From New York City"), born in Troy, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1941-12-14 Ellen Willis, American journalist and feminist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1941-12-18 Wadada Leo Smith, American trumpeter and composer ("Divine Love"), born in Leland, Mississippi
  • 1941-12-23 Tim Hardin, American singer ("If I Were A Carpenter"; "Black Sheep Boy"; "Reason to Believe"), born in Eugene, Oregon (d. 1980)
  • 1942-01-08 Yvette Mimieux, American actress (Time Machine; Where the Boys Are; Light in the Piazza), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2022)

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali (1942-2016)

1942-01-17 American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1964-7 74-8), born in Louisville, Kentucky

  • 1942-01-17 Nancy Parsons, American actress, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2001)
  • 1942-01-21 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter ("Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me"; "In The Ghetto"; "I Believe In Music") and actor (North Dallas Forty), born in Lubbock, Texas (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1942-01-24 Gary Hart, American professional wrestling manager & wrestler, born in Ottawa, Kansas (d. 2008)
  • 1942-01-27 John Witherspoon, American actor (Friday), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2019)
  • 1942-02-05 Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1942-02-06 James Loewen, American sociologist & historian, born in Decatur, Illinois
  • 1942-02-06 Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist, born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • 1942-02-12 Rick Frank, American drummer (Elephant's Memory)
  • 1942-02-13 Peter Tork [Thorkelson], American musician and actor (The Monkees), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 2019)
  • 1942-02-14 Andrew Robinson, American actor

Mitch McConnellMitch McConnell (80 years old)

1942-02-20 American politician, (Senator-R-KY, 1985-, and Senate Majority Leader 2015- ), born in Sheffield, Alabama

  • 1942-02-27 Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist & Nobel Prize laureate, born in Marshall County, Kentucky
  • 1942-03-02 Lou Reed, American rock vocalist, songwriter and guitarist (Velvet Underground - "Sweet Jane"; "Walk On The Wild Side"), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1942-03-06 Ben Murphy, Jonesboro, Arkansas, American actor (Name of the Game, Alias Smith and Jones)
  • 1942-03-07 Charles R. Boutin, American politician (Maryland), born in Troy, New York
  • 1942-03-11 Charles Swan, American actor
  • 1942-03-13 Dave Cutler, American software engineer, born in Lansing, Michigan
  • 1942-03-28 Daniel Dennett, American philosopher, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1942-03-28 Samuel Ramey, American operatic bass (La Scala, 1981- ; Metropolitan, 1984-), born in Colby, Kansas
  • 1942-03-31 Michael Savage [Michael A Wiener], American talk radio host and commentator, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1942-04-03 Wayne Newton, American singer and entertainer (Daddy, Don't You Walk So Fast; Danke Schon), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1942-04-04 Kris Jensen, American musician (Torture), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1942-04-09 (Andre) Brandon De Wilde, American stage and screen actor (The Member of the Wedding; Shane; Jamie; Hud), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1972)
  • 1942-04-15 Francis X. DiLorenzo, American Catholic prelate, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1942-04-15 Kenneth Lay, American businessman (CEO and Chairman of Enron, 1985-2001), born in Tyrone, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1942-04-19 Jack Roush, American racing entrepreneur (founder, CEO, and co-owner of Roush Fenway Racing), born in Covington, Kentucky

Barbra StreisandBarbra Streisand (80 years old)

1942-04-24 American pop singer ("People"; "The Way We Were"; "Evergreen"), stage and screen actress (Funny Girl; What's Up, Doc?), film director (Yentl) and EGOT (Emmy; Grammy; Oscar; and Tony awards winner), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • 1942-05-03 Butch Otter, American politician, 32nd governor of Idaho, born in Caldwell, Idaho
  • 1942-05-03 Dave Marash, American television journalist, born in Atlanta, Georgia

Tammy WynetteTammy Wynette (1942-1998)

1942-05-05 American country singer ("Stand By Your Man"), born in Itawamba County, Mississippi


Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3701 - 3,800 of 4,915

  • 2008-04-21 Al Wilson, American soul singer ("Show and Tell"; "The Snake"), dies of kidney failure at 68
  • 2008-05-02 Beverlee McKinsey, American actress (Iris-Another World, Guiding Light), dies at 72
  • 2008-05-05 Irv Robbins, Canadian-American entrepreneur (co-founded the Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlor chain), dies at 90
  • 2008-05-11 Dottie Rambo, American gospel singer, dies when her tour bus crashes at 74
  • 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, dies at 96
  • 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)

Sydney PollackSydney Pollack (1934-2008)

2008-05-26 American Academy and Emmy Award-winning director, producer (Tootsie; Out of Africa), and occasional actor, dies of cancer at 73

  • 2008-05-28 Robert Justman, American television producer (b. 1926)
  • 2008-05-29 Dianne Odell, American medical figure (b. 1947)
  • 2008-05-29 Harvey Korman, American actor (The Carol Burnett Show; Blazing Saddles; High Anxiety), dies at 81
  • 2008-05-30 Lorenzo Odone, American medical figure (b. 1978)
  • 2008-06-02 Bo Diddley [Ellas McDaniel], American rock guitarist dies of heart failure at 79
  • 2008-06-02 Mel Ferrer, American actor (Longest Day, Eaten Alive, 5th Floor), dies at 90
  • 2008-06-07 Jim McKay, American sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports), dies at 86
  • 2008-06-09 Algis Budrys, American writer (b. 1931)

Tim RussertTim Russert (1950-2008)

2008-06-13 American television journalist and host of NBC's Meet the Press, dies at 58

  • 2008-06-15 Stan Winston, American special effects and makeup artist, and film director (b. 1946)
  • 2008-06-17 Cyd Charisse [Tula Finklea], American dancer and actress (Singin' in the Rain), dies at 86
  • 2008-06-18 Tasha Tudor, American illustrator and children's books author (Pumpkin Moonshine, Corgiville Fair), dies at 92
  • 2008-06-21 Scott Kalitta, American drag racer (b. 1962)
  • 2008-06-22 Dody Goodman, American comedienne (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Martha Shumway"; Max Duggan), dies at 93
  • 2008-06-22 George Carlin, American comedian, actor ("7 dirty words" routine), dies of cardiac failure at 71
  • 2008-06-27 Michael Turner, American comic book artist (b. 1971)
  • 2008-06-29 Don S. Davis, American actor and artist (b. 1942)
  • 2008-07-03 Larry Harmon, American entertainer and TV producer (Bozo the Clown), dies at 83
  • 2008-07-04 Evelyn Keyes, American actress (Gone With The Wind), dies at 91
  • 2008-07-04 Jesse Helms, American politician (Senator -D/R-North Carolina, 1973-2003), dies at 86
  • 2008-07-04 Thomas M. Disch, American sci-fi author (b. 1940)
  • 2008-07-06 Bobby Durham, American jazz drummer (b. 1937)
  • 2008-07-07 Bruce Conner, American artist (b. 1933)
  • 2008-07-07 Dorian Leigh, American supermodel and icon of the fashion industry, dies of Alzheimer's disease at 91
  • 2008-07-12 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (5-time MLB All Star), dies of brain cancer at 62
  • 2008-07-16 Jo Stafford, American pop singer (The Pied Pipers - "I'll Never Smile Again"; Tommy Dorsey - "Let's Just Pretend"; solo - "You Belong to Me"), dies of heart failure at 90
  • 2008-07-17 Larry Haines [Hecht], American actor (The Odd Couple, Search for Tomorrow), dies at 89
  • 2008-07-20 Artie Traum, American folk guitarist, songwriter, producer, and filmmaker, dies of ocular cancer at 65

Estelle GettyEstelle Getty (1923-2008)

2008-07-22 American actress (The Golden Girls, The Golden Palace), dies of Lewy body disease at 84

  • 2008-07-24 Norman Dello Joio [Nicodemo DeGioio], American classical composer (Choreography: Three Dances for Strings), dies at 95
  • 2008-07-25 Randy Pausch, American professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, known for his "Last Lecture" (b. 1960)
  • 2008-07-25 Tracy Hall, American inventor (b. 1919)
  • 2008-08-03 Erik Darling, American folk musician (Rooftop Singers), dies at 74
  • 2008-08-03 Skip Caray, American TV and radio broadcaster (b. 1939)
  • 2008-08-07 Bernie Brillstein, American talent agent/manager and producer (b. 1931)
  • 2008-08-08 Orville Moody, American golfer (US Open 1969), dies of multiple myeloma at 74
  • 2008-08-09 Bernie Mac, American comedian and actor (The Bernie Mac Show, Ocean's Eleven), dies at 50

Isaac HayesIsaac Hayes (1942-2008)

2008-08-10 American musician and composer ("Shaft"), dies at 65

  • 2008-08-12 Donald Erb, American composer known for large orchestral works, dies at 81
  • 2008-08-13 Bill Gwatney, American political figure, assassinated at 48
  • 2008-08-13 Dino Toso, Italian Dutch Formula-1 engineer, dies of cancer at 39
  • 2008-08-13 Jack Weil, American oldest working CEO (Rockmount Ranch Wear), dies at 107
  • 2008-08-13 Sandy Allen, American second-tallest woman in the world at 7 feet 7 inches (231 cm), dies at 53
  • 2008-08-15 James Orthwein, American businessman (owner of the New England Patriots), dies at 84
  • 2008-08-15 Leroy Sievers, American journalist (CBS News, Nightline), dies of cancer at 53
  • 2008-08-19 LeRoi Moore, American saxophonist (Dave Matthews Band - "Too Much"), dies from injuries sustained in a farm vehicle accident at 46
  • 2008-08-20 Stephanie Tubbs Jones, American politician (b. 1949)
  • 2008-08-21 "Huckle" Jerry Finn, American sound engineer and record producer (Blink-182), dies of a cerebral hemorrhage and heart attack at 39
  • 2008-08-23 John Russell, British-born American art critic and author
  • 2008-08-28 Phil Hill, American auto racer (F1 world champion 1961; 24 Hours of Le Mans 1958, 61, 62), dies at 81
  • 2008-08-31 Ike Pappas, American news correspondent (CBS), dies at 75
  • 2008-08-31 Jerry Reed, American country music singer ("When You're Hot, You're Hot") and actor (Bat 21; Smokey & the Bandit), dies of complications from emphysema at 71
  • 2008-09-01 Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (b. 1940)
  • 2008-09-02 Bill Meléndez, American character animator (b. 1916)
  • 2008-09-03 Donald Blakeslee, American aviator who led 4th Fighter Group during World War II, dies at 90
  • 2008-09-07 Don Haskins, American College Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Texas El Paso 1961-99; NCAA Tournament 1966), dies at 78
  • 2008-09-09 Warith Deen Muhammad, American religious leader (b. 1933)
  • 2008-09-12 David Foster Wallace, American author and essayist (b. 1962)

Paul NewmanPaul Newman (1925-2008)

2008-09-26 American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), auto racer and team owner (Newman/Haas Racing) and charity food company founder (Newman's Own), dies of lung cancer at 83

  • 2008-10-01 Nick Reynolds, American folk singer, tenor guitarist, and bongo player (The Kingston Trio, 1957-67 - "Tom Dooley"; "M.T.A."), dies from respiratory disease at 75
  • 2008-10-08 Eileen Herlie [Herlihy], Scottish-American actress (All My Children; The Angel with the Trumpet), dies of complications from pneumonia at 90
  • 2008-10-08 Gidget Gein [Bradley Stewart], American hard rock bassist (Marilyn Manson), dies of a suspected drug overdose at 39
  • 2008-10-14 Richard Cooey, American murderer and rapist (executed) (b. 1967)
  • 2008-10-15 Edie Adams [Edith Enke], American businesswoman, singer, actress and comedian (Murial Cigar), dies at 81
  • 2008-10-15 Jack Narz, American TV game show host (Dotto, Video Village), dies at 85
  • 2008-10-17 Levi Stubbs [Stubbles], American baritone singer (The Four Tops - "It's the Same Old Song"; "Standing In The Shadows of Love"), dies at 72
  • 2008-10-18 (Deliah) "Dee Dee" Warwick, American soul singer, dies of complications from diabetes at 66
  • 2008-10-19 Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic, dies at 86
  • 2008-10-19 Rudy Ray Moore, American comedian and actor (Dolemite) (b. 1937)
  • 2008-10-24 Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)
  • 2008-10-25 Anne Pressly, American news anchor (b. 1982)
  • 2008-10-26 Delmar Watson, American child actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Heidi, Annie Oakley), dies at 82
  • 2008-10-26 Tony Hillerman, American writer (b. 1925)
  • 2008-10-29 Mike Baker, American heavy metal singer and bass player (Shadow Gallery), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • 2008-11-01 Nathaniel Mayer, American R&B singer ("Village of Love"; "Leave Me Alone"), dies after multiple strokes at 64
  • 2008-11-01 Shakir Stewart, American record executive (Def Jam), dies of a self-inflicted gun wound at 34

Michael CrichtonMichael Crichton (1942-2008)

2008-11-04 American novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker) and filmmaker (Jurassic Park, ER), dies at 66

  • 2008-11-17 George Stephen Morrison, American admiral and father of The Doors' lead singer Jim Morrison
  • 2008-11-17 Pete Newell, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (Uni of San Francisco, Michigan State Uni; NCAA men's C'ship 1959, Cal Berkeley; Olympic gold 1960), dies at 93
  • 2008-11-22 MC Breed, American hip hop artist (b. 1971)
  • 2008-11-26 De'Angelo Wilson, American actor (b. 1979)
  • 2008-11-26 Edna Parker, American supercentenarian, the oldest person in the world following the death of Yone Minagawa of Japan on August 13, 2007, dies at 115
  • 2008-12-01 Paul Benedict, American actor (Harry-Jeffersons), dies at 70
  • 2008-12-02 Kathleen Baskin-Ball, American United Methodist Pastor
  • 2008-12-02 Odetta [Odetta Holmes], American folk singer (Sanctuary), actress and civil rights activist, dies of heart disease at 77
  • 2008-12-03 Robert Zajonc, Polish-American social psychologist (b. 1923)
  • 2008-12-05 Nina Foch, Dutch-American actress (The Ten Commandments, Spartacus, An American in Paris), dies from complications of myelodysplastic syndrome at 84
  • 2008-12-07 Dennis Yost, American vocalist, dies at 65
  • 2008-12-08 Robert Prosky, Polish-American actor and comedian (Christine, Thief), dies at 77