United States of America in History (Part 41)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4001 - 4,100 of 10,137

  • 1943-09-29 Gary Boyd Roberts, American genealogist
  • 1943-10-02 Franklin Rosemont, American artist
  • 1943-10-06 Michael Durrell, American actor (Shannon, V, Alice, Chiefs), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1943-10-07 Joy Behar, American television personality
  • 1943-10-09 Mike Peters, American cartoonist
  • 1943-10-10 Frederick Barthelme, American author
  • 1943-10-13 Mike Barnicle, American newspaper columnist
  • 1943-10-15 Penny Marshall, American actress (Odd Couple, Laverne & Shirley), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1943-10-21 Paula Kelly, American dancer and actress (Liz-Night Court), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1943-11-05 Friedman Paul Erhardt (Chef Tell), German-born American TV chef (d. 2007)
  • 1943-11-07 Stephen Greenblatt, American literary critic

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1943-11-07 Michael Spence, American economist and Nobel Prize laureate, born in Montclair, New Jersey

Economist Michael Spence
Economist
Michael Spence
  • 1943-11-09 Lee Graziano, American rock drummer (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943-11-10 Saxby Chambliss, American politician
  • 1943-11-14 Peter Norton, American software engineer
  • 1943-11-17 Lauren Hutton, [Mary], model/actress (American Gigolo), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1943-11-21 Phil Bredesen, American politician

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1943-11-22 Billie Jean King, American tennis pro (Wimbledon 1968, 72, 73, 75), born in Long Beach, California

Tennis Legend Billie Jean King
Tennis Legend
Billie Jean King
  • 1943-11-22 Peter Adair, American filmmaker
  • 1943-11-26 Marilynne Robinson, American writer
  • 1943-11-29 Sue Miller, American author
  • 1943-11-30 Jerry Hunt, American composer, born in Waco, Texas (d. 1993)
  • 1943-12-02 Wayne Allard, American politician
  • 1943-12-07 James Tate, American poet (Pulitzer Prize 1992), born in Kansas City Missouri (d. 2015)

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1943-12-08 Jim Morrison, American poet and singer (The Doors), born in Melbourne, Florida (d. 1971)

Rocker Jim Morrison
Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • 1943-12-09 Kenny Vance, American musician and producer (Jay and the Americans, The Planotones), born in Brooklyn, New York

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1943-12-11 John Kerry, US Secretary of State (2013-17) and 2004 presidential nominee of the Democratic Party, born in Aurora, Colorado

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry
  • 1943-12-15 Kathleen Blanco, American politician
  • 1943-12-18 Bobby Keys, American saxophonist, born in Slaton, Texas (d. 2014)
  • 1943-12-19 Ross M. Lence, American political scientist (d. 2006)
  • 1943-12-22 Paul Wolfowitz, American politician
  • 1943-12-23 Elizabeth Hartman, American actress (d. 1987)

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1943-12-31 John Denver, American country singer (Rocky Mt High, "thank god he's a country boy"), born in Roswell, New Mexico (d. 1997)

Country Singer John Denver
Country Singer
John Denver
  • 1944-01-01 Jimmy Hart, American wrestling manager
  • 1944-01-09 Ian Hornak, American Painter, Draughtsman and Sculptor (d. 2002)
  • 1944-01-10 Frank Sinatra Jr, American singer/bandleader (Golddigers), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1944-01-10 William Sanderson, American actor
  • 1944-01-14 Marjoe Gortner, American evangelist
  • 1944-01-14 Nina Totenberg, American journalist
  • 1944-01-19 Peter Lynch, American investor
  • 1944-01-26 Angela Yvonne Davis, African American activist/professor
  • 1944-02-01 Mike Enzi, American politician, senator of Wyoming
  • 1944-02-02 Karen Foss, American broadcaster
  • 1944-02-08 Bunky Henry, American PGA golfer, born in Valdosta, Georgia
  • 1944-02-10 Frank Keating, American politician
  • 1944-02-10 Rufus Reid, American musician, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1944-02-11 Bert Greene, American PGA golfer, born in Gray, Georgia
  • 1944-02-20 Lew Soloff, American jazz trumpeter (Blood, Sweat & Tears), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-02-22 Robert Kardashian, American lawyer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2003)
  • 1944-02-23 Johnny Winter, [John Dawson], American blues guitarist (Silver Train), born in Leland Miss, (d. 2014)
  • 1944-02-23 John Sandford, American novelist
  • 1944-02-24 Sheila Larkin, American actress (Deborah-Storefront Lawyer), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1944-02-25 Karen Grassle, American actress (Caroline-Little House on Prairie), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1944-03-04 Bobby Womack, American R&B singer/guitarist (Woman's Got to Have It), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1944-03-05 Roy Gutman, American journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • 1944-03-07 Stanley Schmidt, American editor
  • 1944-03-24 R. Lee Ermey, American actor
  • 1944-03-28 Ken Howard, American actor (Ken - The White Shadow), born in El Centro California (d. 2016)
  • 1944-04-13 Susan Davis, American politician
  • 1944-04-19 James Heckman, American economist, Bank of Sweden Prize
  • 1944-04-22 Steve Fossett, American adventurer (1st person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon) born in Jackson, Tennessee (disappeared 2007)
  • 1944-04-28 Elizabeth LeCompte, American theater director
  • 1944-04-28 Alice Waters, American chef
  • 1944-04-29 Richard Kline, American actor and director
  • 1944-05-04 Peggy Santiglia, Belleville, New Jersey, American singer-songwriter (Angels)
  • 1944-05-06 Anton Furst, American production designer (d. 1991)
  • 1944-05-13 Armistead Maupin, American author

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1944-05-14 George Lucas, American director (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), born in Modesto, California

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • 1944-05-16 Danny Trejo, American actor
  • 1944-05-19 Peter Mayhew, British-American actor
  • 1944-05-21 Marcie Blane, American singer, born in New York City
  • 1944-05-25 Frank Oz, Hereford England, American muppetteer (Grover-Sesame Street, Muppet Show)
  • 1944-05-25 Robert MacPherson, American mathematician
  • 1944-05-26 Sam Posey, American race car driver, TV commentator and author
  • 1944-06-02 Garo Yepremian, American NFL place kicker (Miami Dolphins), born in Larnaca, Cyprus (d. 2015)
  • 1944-06-06 Phillip Allen Sharp, American scientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
  • 1944-06-14 Laurie Colwin, American author (d. 1992)
  • 1944-06-14 Joe Grifasi, American actor
  • 1944-06-15 Robert Keppel, American criminologist
  • 1944-06-18 Sandy Posey, American singer
  • 1944-06-23 Rosetta Hightower, American singer (Don't Hang Up), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (d. 2014)
  • 1944-06-29 Sean O'Malley, American Roman Catholic bishop
  • 1944-06-30 Raymond Moody, American parapsychologist
  • 1944-07-31 Robert C. Merton, American economist and Nobel laureate in Economics, born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-08-08 Brooke Bundy, American actress
  • 1944-08-15 Tom Murphy, American politician
  • 1944-08-24 Peter Hutton, American filmmaker, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1944-08-27 Tim Bogert, American rocker (Vanilla Fudge), born in New York City
  • 1944-08-27 G W Bailey, Port Arthur, Texas, American actor (Police Academy, The Closer)
  • 1944-08-28 Melvin Dummar, American claimant to the Howard Hughes estate
  • 1944-08-30 Charles Colbert, rocker (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-08-30 Molly Ivins, American political humorist (d. 2007)
  • 1944-09-12 Leonard Peltier, American activist
  • 1944-09-21 Steve Beshear, American politician (D) Governor of Kentucky (2007-2015), born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky
  • 1944-09-21 Jesse Ed Davis, Native American guitarist, born in Norman, Oklahoma (d. 1988)
  • 1944-09-25 Doris Matsui, American politician
  • 1944-09-28 Matthew Cowles, American soap actor (Eban Japes-Loving, Billy-All My Children), born in New York, (d 2014)
  • 1944-10-03 Roy Horn, German-American Las Vegas entertainer (Siegfried & Roy)
  • 1944-10-03 Bob Riley, American politician, governor of Alabama
  • 1944-10-07 Judee Sill, American musician (d. 1979)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4001 - 4,100 of 5,043


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2009-09-16 Mary Travers, American folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary), dies of leukemia at 72

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • 2009-09-17 Leon Kirchner, American classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), dies at 90
  • 2009-09-23 Paul B. Fay, American businessman and cabinet member in the Kennedy administration (b. 1918)
  • 2009-09-24 Susan Atkins, American murderer (b. 1948)

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2009-09-27 William Safire, American Columnist, dies at 79

American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter William Safire
American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter
William Safire
  • 2009-10-07 Irving Penn, American photographer (b. 1917)
  • 2009-10-12 Dickie Peterson American musician (b. 1948)
  • 2009-10-13 Stephen Barnett, American legal scholar who opposed the Newspaper Preservation Act of 1970 (b. 1935)
  • 2009-10-14 Captain Lou Albano. American Professional Wrestler and Manager. (b. 1933)
  • 2009-10-17 Vic Mizzy, American composer (themes to Green Acres and The Addams Family) (b. 1916)
  • 2009-10-18 Nancy Spero, American feminist artist, dies at 83
  • 2009-10-19 Howard Unruh, American spree killer (b. 1921)
  • 2009-10-22 Don Lane, American-born Australian television personality (b. 1933)
  • 2009-10-22 Soupy Sales, American comedian and television personality (b. 1926)
  • 2009-10-26 Teel Bivins, American politician (b. 1947)
  • 2009-10-26 George Na'ope, American musician (b. 1928)
  • 2009-11-06 Ron Sproat, American TV writer and playwright (b. 1932)
  • 2009-11-10 John Allen Muhammad, American spree killer (b. 1960)
  • 2009-11-24 Hale Smith, American composer, dies at 84
  • 2009-12-04 Eddie Fatu, Samoan-American professional wrestler (b. 1973)
  • 2009-12-07 Mark Ritts, American actor (b. 1946)
  • 2009-12-09 Gene Barry, American actor, dies of congestive heart failure at 90
  • 2009-12-15 Oral Roberts, American television evangelist and author (b. 1918)
  • 2009-12-16 Roy E. Disney, American businessman (b. 1930)

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2009-12-17 Jennifer Jones [Phyllis Isley], American actress (Farewell to Arms), dies of natural causes at 90

  • 2009-12-19 Kim Peek, American prodigious savant and inspiration for the 1988 film Rain Man (b. 1951)
  • 2009-12-20 Brittany Murphy, American actress (b. 1977)
  • 2009-12-20 Arnold Stang, American comic actor (b. 1918)
  • 2009-12-23 Robert L. Howard, highly decorated officer of the United States Army (b. 1939)
  • 2009-12-24 George Michael, American sportscaster (The George Michael Sports Machine) (b. 1939)
  • 2009-12-25 Vic Chesnutt, American singer and songwriter (b. 1964)
  • 2009-12-26 Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer, dies of Cancer at 51
  • 2009-12-28 James Owen Sullivan, American drummer and songwriter (Avenged Sevenfold) dies aged 28
  • 2010-01-03 Mary Daly, American theologian and feminist scholar (b. 1928)
  • 2010-01-04 Casey Johnson, American heiress and socialite (b. 1979)
  • 2010-01-04 Rory Markas, American sportscaster (b. 1955)
  • 2010-01-07 Willie Mitchell, American soul singer (b. 1928)
  • 2010-01-11 Joe Rollino, American strongman, weightlifter, and boxer (b. 1905)
  • 2010-01-13 Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B singer (b. 1950)
  • 2010-01-13 Jay Reatard, American garage punk musician (b. 1980)
  • 2010-01-19 Jennifer Lyon American reality television personality (Survivor) (b. 1972)
  • 2010-01-22 Jean Simmons, English-American actress (b. 1929)
  • 2010-01-24 Pernell Roberts, American actor & singer, last surviving star of Bonanza (b. 1928)

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2010-01-27 J. D. Salinger, American novelist (The Catcher in the Rye), dies at 91

Novelist J. D. Salinger
Novelist
J. D. Salinger
  • 2010-01-27 Howard Zinn, American historian and activist, dies at 87
  • 2010-01-27 Zelda Rubinstein, American actress (b. 1933)
  • 2010-02-08 John Murtha, American politician (b. 1932)
  • 2010-02-09 Phil Harris, American fisherman from Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch (b. 1956)
  • 2010-02-09 Walter Frederick Morrison, American inventor (b. 1920)
  • 2010-02-10 Charles Wilson, American politician (b. 1933)
  • 2010-02-10 Fred Schaus, American basketball coach and executive (b. 1925)
  • 2010-02-14 Doug Fieger, American musician The Knack (b. 1952)
  • 2010-02-20 Alexander Haig, American soldier and politician (b. 1924)
  • 2010-03-04 Nan Martin, American actress (b. 1927)
  • 2010-03-04 Roger Newman, British-born American actor and television writer (b. 1940)
  • 2010-03-04 Angelo Poffo, American professional wrestler (b. 1925)
  • 2010-03-04 Joanne Simpson, American meteorologist (b. 1923)
  • 2010-03-04 Lolly Vegas, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 2010-03-09 Doris Haddock, American political activist (b. 1910)
  • 2010-03-14 Peter Graves [Aurness], American actor, dies at 83
  • 2010-03-17 Alex Chilton, American musician (b. 1950)
  • 2010-03-17 Alex Chilton, American singer-songwriter (Box Tops), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 2010-03-18 Fess Parker, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 2010-03-20 Liz Carpenter, American feminist writer (b. 1920)
  • 2010-03-20 Stewart Udall, American politician, environmentalist (b. 1920)
  • 2010-03-24 Jim Marshall, American photographer (b. 1936)
  • 2010-03-24 Robert Culp, American actor (b. 1930)
  • 2010-03-24 Johnny Maestro, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 2010-03-28 June Havoc Ellen Evangeline Hovick], Canadian-born American stage and screen actress, dies at 97
  • 2010-03-30 Jaime Escalante, Bolivian-born American high school teacher at Garfield High School (b. 1930)
  • 2010-03-31 Shirley Mills, American actress (b. 1926)
  • 2010-04-01 John Forsythe, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 92
  • 2010-04-02 Chris Kanyon, American wrestler (b. 1970)
  • 2010-04-06 Wilma Mankiller, Native American activist, 1st woman chief of the Cherokee Nation, dies of cancer at 64
  • 2010-04-08 Jack Agnew, American World War II veteran (b. 1922)
  • 2010-04-10 Dixie Carter, an American actress (b.1939)
  • 2010-04-14 Peter Steele, American musician. (b. 1968)
  • 2010-04-15 Jack Herer, American author and cannabis activist (b. 1939)
  • 2010-04-19 Keith "Guru" Elam, American rapper (b. 1966)

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2010-04-20 Dorothy Height, American civil rights and women's rights activist (National Council of Negro Women), dies at 98

Women's and Civil Rights Activist Dorothy Height
Women's and Civil Rights Activist
Dorothy Height
  • 2010-05-04 Ernie Harwell, American sportscaster (b. 1918)
  • 2010-05-09 Lena Horne, American singer and actress (b. 1917)
  • 2010-05-10 Frank Frazetta, American artist (b. 1928)
  • 2010-05-11 Frank Frazetta, American fantasy and sci-fi artist (b. 1928)
  • 2010-05-16 Ronnie James Dio [Ronald James Padavona], American singer, songwriter, and musician (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, and Heaven & Hell), dies at 67
  • 2010-05-16 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 91
  • 2010-05-17 Walasse Ting, Chinese/American painter (b. 1929)
  • 2010-05-24 Raymond V. Haysbert, African-American business executive and civil rights leader (b. 1920)
  • 2010-05-24 Paul Gray, American bassist (Slipknot) (b. 1972)
  • 2010-05-26 Art Linkletter, Canadian-American radio and television personality (b. 1912)
  • 2010-05-28 Gary Coleman, American actor (Diff'rent Strokes), dies at 42
  • 2010-05-29 Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (b. 1936)
  • 2010-05-31 Louise Bourgeois, French-born American sculpter (b. 1911)
  • 2010-05-31 William A. Fraker, American cinematographer (b. 1923)
  • 2010-05-31 Benjamin Lees, American composer (b. 1924)
  • 2010-06-03 Rue McClanahan, American actress ("The Golden Girls"), dies at 76
  • 2010-06-06 Marvin Isley, American Musician The Isley Brothers (b. 1953)
  • 2010-06-18 Trent Acid, American professional wrestler (b.1980)
  • 2010-06-25 Richard B. Sellars, American business executive (b. 1915)
  • 2010-06-28 Bill Aucoin, American rock band manager (b. 1943)