United States of America in History (Part 39)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 3801 - 3,900 of 10,137

  • 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)

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

Rocker Tom Fogerty
Rocker
Tom Fogerty
  • 1941-11-22 Tom Conti, Paisley Scotland, actor (Reuben Reuben, American Dreamer)
  • 1941-11-22 Jesse Colin Young, American musician
  • 1941-11-26 Susanne Marsee, American mezzo-soprano
  • 1941-12-09 Dan Hicks, American singer-songwriter (Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2016)
  • 1941-12-12 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Tuxedo Junction), born in Troy, New York, (d. 2014)
  • 1941-12-14 Ellen Willis, American journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1941-12-18 Wadada Leo Smith, American trumpeter and composer
  • 1941-12-23 Tim Hardin, Eugene, Oregon, American singer (If I Were a Carpenter, Bird on a Wire)
  • 1941-12-23 Ron Bushy, American musician
  • 1942-01-08 Yvette Mimieux, American actress (Time Machine, Where the Boys Are), born in Los Angeles, California

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1942-01-17 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], American world heavyweight boxing champion (1964-7 74-8), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2016)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1942-01-17 Nancy Parsons, American actress (d. 2001)
  • 1942-01-21 Mac Davis, American country music singer-songwriter, actor (Mac Davis Show, North Dallas 40), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1942-01-24 Gary Hart, American professional wrestling manager and wrestler (d. 2008)
  • 1942-01-27 John Witherspoon, American actor
  • 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 Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist, born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • 1942-02-06 James Loewen, American sociologist and historian
  • 1942-02-12 Rick Frank, American drummer (Elephant's Memory)
  • 1942-02-13 Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)
  • 1942-02-14 Andrew Robinson, American actor

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

US Senator Mitch McConnell
US Senator
Mitch McConnell
  • 1942-02-27 Robert H. Grubbs, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1942-03-02 Lou Reed, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Velvet Underground), 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
  • 1942-03-11 Charles Swan, American actor
  • 1942-03-13 Dave Cutler, American software engineer
  • 1942-03-28 Samuel Ramey, Colby Kansas, American operatic bass (La Scala)
  • 1942-03-28 Daniel Dennett, American philosopher
  • 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
  • 1942-04-04 Kris Jensen, American musician (Torture), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1942-04-09 Brandon De Wilde, American actor (Jamie, Wild in the Sky), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1942-04-15 Francis X. DiLorenzo, American Catholic prelate
  • 1942-04-15 Kenneth Lay, American businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1942-04-19 Jack Roush, American racing entrepreneur

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1942-04-24 Barbra Streisand, American singer/actress/award winner (People), born in Brooklyn, New York

Singer-songwriter & Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-songwriter & Actress
Barbra Streisand
  • 1942-05-03 Dave Marash, American journalist
  • 1942-05-03 C.L. Otter, American politician, governor of Idaho

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1942-05-05 Tammy Wynette [Virginia Pugh], American country singer (Stand by your Man), born in Itawamba County, Mississippi (d. 1998)

Country singer Tammy Wynette
Country singer
Tammy Wynette

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1942-05-19 Gary Kildall, American computer scientist and entrepreneur who created the CP/M operating system, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)

Computer scientist Gary Kildall
Computer scientist
Gary Kildall
  • 1942-05-20 Carlos Hathcock, American Marine sniper (d. 1999)

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1942-05-22 Ted Kaczynski, American serial killer and terrorist known as the "Unabomber", born in Evergreen Park, Illinois

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist
Ted Kaczynski
  • 1942-05-27 Lee Baca, American law enforcement official
  • 1942-05-28 Stanley B. Prusiner, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1942-06-06 Howie Kane [Howard Kirshenbaum], American rocker (Jay and the Americans)
  • 1942-06-12 Len Barry, [Leonard Borisoff], American rocker (1-2-3-Dovells), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1942-06-18 Carl Radle, American bass guitarist (d. 1980)
  • 1942-06-21 Togo D. West, Jr., American attorney and public official
  • 1942-06-21 Henry S. Taylor, American writer

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1942-06-25 Willis Reed, American NBA hall of fame MVP center/coach (NY Knicks), born in Hico, Louisiana

NBA Center and Power Forward Willis Reed
NBA Center and Power Forward
Willis Reed
  • 1942-06-29 Larry Snyder, American jockey, born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1942-07-01 Andra√© Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2015)
  • 1942-07-10 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter, and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell)
  • 1942-07-13 Roger [Jim] McGuinn, American musician (the Byrds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-07-28 Marty Brennaman, American sportscaster
  • 1942-07-29 Tony Sirico, American actor
  • 1942-08-03 Mary Ann Esposito, American chef and TV host (Ciao Italia with Mary Ann Esposito), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1942-08-06 George Jung [Boston George], American convicted drug felon whose story was portrayed in the biopic "Blow", born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1942-08-07 B J Thomas, Hugo, Oklahoma, American singer (Raindrops, Growing Pains Theme)
  • 1942-08-07 Tobin Bell, American actor
  • 1942-08-15 Larry Hartsell, American martial artist, bodyguard, trainer, student of Bruce Lee and Dan Inosanto, born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 1942-08-24 Max Cleland, American politician
  • 1942-08-29 James Glennon, American cinematographer (d. 2006)
  • 1942-09-04 Jerry Jarrett, American professional wrestling promoter

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1942-09-04 Raymond Floyd, American golfer (four-time Major winner), born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner Ray Floyd
Golfer and Four-Time Major Championship Winner
Ray Floyd

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1942-09-07 Roy DeMeo, American gangster (Gambino crime family), born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Roy DeMeo
Gangster
Roy DeMeo
  • 1942-09-11 Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], American singer and actress (Golden Boy, A Man Called Adam), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1942-09-11 Gerome Ragni American Playwright
  • 1942-09-15 Lee Dorman, American bassist (Iron Butterfly), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1942-09-19 Freda Payne, American singer and actress, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1942-09-28 Marshall Bell, American actor
  • 1942-09-29 Bill Nelson, American politician
  • 1942-10-03 Alan Rachins, American actor
  • 1942-10-04 Karl W. Richter, American aviator (d. 1967)
  • 1942-10-19 Andrew Vachss, American author and attorney
  • 1942-10-22 Bobby Fuller, Baytown, Texas, American rock vocalist/guitarist (Bobby Fuller Four)
  • 1942-10-27 Lee Greenwood, American country singer (God Bless the USA), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1942-10-29 Bob Ross, American artist and television host (d. 1995)

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1942-11-10 Robert F. Engle, American economist and 2003 Nobel laureate for economic time series analysis, born in Syracuse, New York

Economist Robert F. Engle
Economist
Robert F. Engle
  • 1942-11-19 Sharon Olds, American poet
  • 1942-11-20 Bob Einstein, American comedian (Officer Judy, Super Dave Osborne), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 3801 - 3,900 of 5,043

  • 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 American comedian (b. 1922)
  • 2008-05-25 J. R. Simplot, American potato farmer (b. 1909)

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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)

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2008-06-13 Tim Russert, American television host, NBC News Meet the Press moderator, dies at 58

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert
  • 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 (b. 1915)
  • 2008-06-21 Scott Kalitta, American drag racer (b. 1962)
  • 2008-06-22 George Carlin, American comedian, actor (b. 1937)
  • 2008-06-22 Dody Goodman, American comedienne (b. 1914)
  • 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 (b. 1925)
  • 2008-07-04 Jesse Helms, American politician (b. 1921)
  • 2008-07-04 Thomas M. Disch, American sci-fi author (b. 1940)
  • 2008-07-04 Evelyn Keyes, American actress (Gone with the Wind), dies at 91
  • 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
  • 2008-07-11 Michael DeBakey, American surgeon and inventor (b. 1908)
  • 2008-07-12 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (NY Yankees, SF Giants and Chicago Cubs), dies from complications related to brain cancer at 62
  • 2008-07-16 Jo Stafford, American singer of traditional pop music (b. 1917)
  • 2008-07-17 Larry Haines, American actor (b. 1918)
  • 2008-07-20 Artie Traum, American guitarist (b. 1943)

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

Actress Estelle Getty
Actress
Estelle Getty
  • 2008-07-24 Norman Dello Joio, American composer (b. 1913)
  • 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 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 (b. 1933)
  • 2008-08-09 Bernie Mac, American comedian, actor.(b. 1957)
  • 2008-08-10 Isaac Hayes, American musician and actor (b. 1942)
  • 2008-08-12 Donald Erb, American composer known for large orchestral works, dies at 81
  • 2008-08-13 Bill Gwatney, American political figure (b. 1959)
  • 2008-08-13 Dino Toso, American Formula-1 engineer (b. 1969)
  • 2008-08-13 Jack Weil, American oldest working CEO (b. 1901)
  • 2008-08-13 Sandy Allen, American second-tallest woman in the world (b. 1955)
  • 2008-08-15 James Orthwein, American businessman
  • 2008-08-15 Leroy Sievers, American journalist
  • 2008-08-19 LeRoi Moore, American saxophonist (Dave Matthews Band), dies at 46
  • 2008-08-20 Stephanie Tubbs Jones, American politician (b. 1949)
  • 2008-08-21 Jerry Finn, American record producer (b. 1969)
  • 2008-08-23 John Russell, British-born American art critic and author
  • 2008-08-28 Phil Hill, American race car driver and one-time F1 world champion (b. 1927)
  • 2008-08-31 Jerry Reed, American country music singer and actor (b. 1937)
  • 2008-08-31 Ike Pappas, American news correspondent (b. 1933)
  • 2008-09-01 Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (b. 1940)
  • 2008-09-02 Bill Mel√©ndez, American character animator (b. 1916)
  • 2008-09-03 Donald Blakeslee, American aviator, led 4th Fighter Group during World War II. (b.1918)
  • 2008-09-07 Don Haskins, American College Basketball coach (b. 1930)
  • 2008-09-09 Warith Deen Muhammad, American religious leader (b. 1933)
  • 2008-09-12 David Foster Wallace, American author and essayist (b. 1962)

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2008-09-26 Paul Newman, American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), racing car driver and popcorn mogul (Newman's Own), dies of lung cancer at 83

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • 2008-10-01 Nick Reynolds, American folk musician (The Kingston Trio), dies at 75
  • 2008-10-08 Eileen Herlie, American actress (b. 1918)
  • 2008-10-09 Gidget Gein, American musician (b. 1969)
  • 2008-10-14 Richard Cooey, American murderer and rapist (executed) (b. 1967)
  • 2008-10-15 Edie Adams, American singer and Broadway actress (b. 1927)
  • 2008-10-15 Jack Narz, American TV game show host (Dotto, Video Village), dies at 85
  • 2008-10-17 Levi Stubbs, American baritone singer (Four Tops), dies at 72
  • 2008-10-18 Dee Dee Warwick, American soul singer (b. 1945)
  • 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 Tony Hillerman, American writer (b. 1925)
  • 2008-10-26 Delmar Watson, American child actor (Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Heidi, Annie Oakley), dies at 82
  • 2008-10-29 Mike Baker, American singer Shadow Gallery (b. 1963)
  • 2008-11-01 Nathaniel Mayer, American soul musician (b. 1944)
  • 2008-11-01 Shakir Stewart, American music producer (b. 1974)

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2008-11-04 Michael Crichton, American author, dies at 66

  • 2008-11-17 Pete Newell, American basketball coach (b. 1915)
  • 2008-11-17 George Stephen Morrison, American admiral and father of The Doors' lead singer Jim Morrison
  • 2008-11-22 MC Breed, American hip hop artist (b. 1971)
  • 2008-11-26 Edna Parker, American supercentenarian (b. 1893)
  • 2008-11-26 De'Angelo Wilson, American actor (b. 1979)
  • 2008-12-01 Paul Benedict, American actor (b. 1938)
  • 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-born American actress (b. 1924)
  • 2008-12-07 Dennis Yost, American vocalist, dies at 65
  • 2008-12-08 Robert Prosky, American actor (b. 1930)

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2008-12-11 Bettie Page, American Playboy pin-up model, dies at 85

Queen of Pinups Bettie Page
Queen of Pinups
Bettie Page
  • 2008-12-11 Maddie Blaustein, American voice actress (b. 1960)