United States of America in History (Part 42)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4101 - 4,200 of 10,100

  • 1944-12-19 Tim Reid, Norfolk VA, American actor and comedian (Venus Flytrap-WKRP, Frank's Place)
  • 1944-12-19 William Christie, American-born director of Les Arts Florissants
  • 1944-12-19 Mitchell Feigenbaum, American mathematical physicist
  • 1944-12-23 Wesley Clark, American military officer
  • 1944-12-27 Tracy Nelson, American singer, born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1944-12-28 Johnny Isakson, American politician
  • 1944-12-28 Kary Mullis, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1944-12-31 Taylor Hackford, American director (Devil's Advocate, Ray), born in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1945-01-04 Richard R. Schrock, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1945-01-06 Allen Appel, American novelist
  • 1945-01-09 John Doman, American actor
  • 1945-01-10 Edward Wiskoski, American professional wrestler
  • 1945-01-14 Vonetta McGee, American actress, born in San Francisco, California, (d. 2010)
  • 1945-01-15 Vince Foster, American lawyer (d. 1993), born in Hope, Arkansas
  • 1945-01-24 John Garamendi, American politician
  • 1945-01-26 Barbara Kruger, American conceptual artist, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1945-02-05 Sarah Weddington, American attorney, born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1945-02-13 King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (Groove Me), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2006)
  • 1945-02-15 Douglas Hofstadter, American academic and writer
  • 1945-02-20 Brion James, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1945-02-22 Oliver [William Oliver Swofford], American pop singer (Good Morning Starshine, Jean), born in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina (d. 2000)
  • 1945-03-04 Frank Novak, American actor
  • 1945-03-08 Jim Chapman, American politician (Rep-D-TX, 1985-1997), born in Washington, District of Columbia
  • 1945-03-08 Bruce Broughton, American composer
  • 1945-03-09 Dennis Rader, American serial killer who murdered ten people in Sedgwick County, Kansas, born in Pittsburg, Kansas
  • 1945-03-10 Elizabeth Brumfiel, [Elizabeth Stern], American feminist archaeologist, former president of the American Anthropological Association
  • 1945-03-15 Mark J Green, American lawyer/author (Closed Enterprise System), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-03-20 Henry Bartholomay, American fighter pilot
  • 1945-03-24 Robert T. Bakker, American paleontologist
  • 1945-03-24 Curtis Hanson, American film director and screenwriter (LA Confidential, 8 Mile), born in Reno, Nevada (d. 2016)
  • 1945-03-31 Valerie Curtin, American actress, writer, and producer
  • 1945-04-02 Anne Waldman, American poet, born in Millville, New Jersey
  • 1945-04-06 Neal Boortz, American talk radio personality
  • 1945-04-13 Tony Dow, American actor and director (Wally-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1945-04-13 Charles Robinson, American actor
  • 1945-04-16 Tom Allen, American politician
  • 1945-04-20 Michael Brandon, American actor (Dempsey and Makepeace), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-04-30 Annie Dillard, American writer (An American Childhood)
  • 1945-05-13 Sam Anderson, American actor
  • 1945-05-24 Priscilla Presley, American actress (Jenna-Dallas, Naked Gun), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-05-28 John Fogerty, American rocker (Creedence Clearwater Revival), born in Berkeley, California
  • 1945-05-28 Hunter "Patch" Adams, American doctor
  • 1945-05-28 John N. Bambacus, American politician
  • 1945-05-30 Steve Smith, American singer (Lawrence Welk Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1945-05-31 Bernard Goldberg‎, American journalist
  • 1945-06-05 John Carlos, American athlete
  • 1945-06-12 Terry Anderson, American rapid fire pistol shooter (Olympic-80, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1945-06-13 Whitley Strieber, American author
  • 1945-06-15 Lawrence Wilkerson, American retired military officer
  • 1945-06-17 Frank Ashmore, American actor
  • 1945-06-17 Tommy Franks, American General
  • 1945-06-26 Barry Schrader, American composer, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-07-01 Mike Burstyn, Israeli-American actor
  • 1945-07-09 Lewis F. Payne Jr., American politician (Rep-D-Virginia), born in Amherst, Virginia
  • 1945-07-09 Root Boy Slim [Foster MacKenzie III], American entertainer, born in Asheville, North Carolina (d. 1993)
  • 1945-07-21 Alton Maddox, NY African American activist/attorney (Tawana Brawley case)

Person of interestJim Davis

1945-07-28 Jim Davis, American cartoonist and creator of the comic strips "Garfield" and "U.S. Acres", born in Marion, Indiana

Garfield Cartoonist Jim Davis
Garfield Cartoonist
Jim Davis
  • 1945-08-01 Douglas D. Osheroff, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1945-08-02 Joanna Cassidy [Joanna Virginia Caskey], American actress (Blade Runner, Under Fire), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • 1945-08-02 Jewell Jackson McCabe, American feminist and social and political activist who led the National Coalition of 100 Black Women movement in the 1970s, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1945-08-05 Ja'net Dubois, American actress (Good Times, Beverly Hill 90210), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestSteve Martin

1945-08-14 Steve Martin, American comedian, musician, author and actor (Parenthood, Jerk, Roxanne), born in Waco, Texas

Actor and Comedian Steve Martin
Actor and Comedian
Steve Martin
  • 1945-08-14 Wim Wenders, West German director (American Friend, Hammett)
  • 1945-08-16 Gary Loizzo, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-08-21 Patty McCormack, American actress (Mama, Peck's Bad Girl, Ropers), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-08-21 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1945-08-22 Steve Kroft, American journalist and longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes, born in Kokomo Indiana
  • 1945-08-24 Vince McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter
  • 1945-08-26 Tom Ridge, first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (Rep-R-Pennsylvania), born in Munhall, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-09-09 Dee Dee Sharp [Dione Larue], American R&B singer (I Love You Anyway), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-09-15 Ron Shelton, American film director
  • 1945-09-22 Paul LeMat, Rahway, New Jersey, American actor (American Graffiti, Melvin and Howard)
  • 1945-09-24 Lou Dobbs, American journalist
  • 1945-09-27 Kay Ryan, American poet (Hide and Seek), born in San Jose, California
  • 1945-09-30 Bob Lassiter, American radio personality
  • 1945-10-01 Spider Sabich, American skier (d. 1976)
  • 1945-10-02 Don McLean, singer/songwriter (American Pie, Vincent), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1945-10-12 Dusty Rhodes [Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.], American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Austin, Texas (d. 2015)
  • 1945-10-15 Jere Burns, American actor, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1945-10-16 Paul Monette, American writer and LBT activist, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • 1945-10-18 Huell Howser, American TV host
  • 1945-10-26 Pat Conroy, American writer (The Great Santini, Prince of Tides), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2016)
  • 1945-10-26 Jaclyn Smith, American actress (Charlie's Angels, The Bourne Identity), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1945-10-31 Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-11-03 Ken Holtzman, American baseball pitcher and manager
  • 1945-11-08 Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles), born in Glendale, California (d. 1996)
  • 1945-11-12 Tracy Kidder, American journalist and author
  • 1945-11-13 John B. Craig, American diplomat, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-11-14 Paul Hirsch, American film editor
  • 1945-11-15 Bob Gunton, American actor
  • 1945-11-16 Steve Railsback, American actor (The Stunt Man, Escape 2000), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1945-11-16 Teenie Hodges [Mabon], American rhythm and blues guitarist (Take me to the River), born in Germantown, TN, (d. 2014)
  • 1945-11-20 Nanette Workman, American-born Canadian singer and actress
  • 1945-11-23 Jerry Harris, American sculptor
  • 1945-11-25 Patrick Nagel, American artist (d. 1984)
  • 1945-12-02 Penelope Spheeris, American film director
  • 1945-12-16 Patti Deutsch, American actress and Match Game panelist
  • 1945-12-17 Chris Matthews, American journalist
  • 1945-12-20 Peter Criss [George Peter John Criscuola], American drummer and singer (Kiss), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-12-26 John Walsh, activist/TV host (America's Most Wanted)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4101 - 4,200 of 5,024

  • 2010-08-18 Scott Davis, American Announcer of Track and Field (b.1943)
  • 2010-09-03 Robert Schimmel, American stand-up comedian (b. 1950)
  • 2010-09-07 Barbara Holland, American writer (b. 1933)
  • 2010-09-07 John Kluge, American television mogul (Metromedia) and at one time the richest person in the United States, dies at 95
  • 2010-09-07 Glenn Shadix, American Actor (b. 1952)
  • 2010-09-20 Leonard Skinner, American high school gym teacher; namesake of rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd (b. 1933)
  • 2010-09-22 Eddie Fisher, American singer (b. 1928)
  • 2010-09-23 Teresa Lewis, American murderer (b. 1969)
  • 2010-09-25 Art Gilmore, American actor (b. 1912)

Person of interestGloria Stuart

2010-09-26 Gloria Stuart, American actress dies from respiratory failure at 100

Actress Gloria Stuart
Actress
Gloria Stuart
  • 2010-09-28 Dolores Wilson, American opera singer (b. 1928)
  • 2010-09-29 Tony Curtis, American Actor (b. 1925)
  • 2010-09-29 Greg Giraldo, American comedian (Comedy Central Roast) (b.1965)
  • 2010-10-03 Ben Mondor, Canadian-born American baseball executive (b. 1925)
  • 2010-10-05 Mary Leona Gage, American beauty pageant winner and actress (b. 1939)
  • 2010-10-07 T Lavitz, American musician (b. 1956)
  • 2010-10-08 Frank Bourgholtzer, American television correspondent (b. 1919)
  • 2010-10-10 Solomon Burke, American singer (b. 1940)
  • 2010-10-12 Belva Plain, American novelist (b. 1919)
  • 2010-10-13 Vernon Biever, American photographer (b. 1923)
  • 2010-10-14 Benoît Mandelbrot, Polish-born American mathematician (b. 1924)
  • 2010-10-15 Richard C. Miller, American photographer (b. 1912)
  • 2010-10-15 Mildred Fay Jefferson, American physician and pro-life activist (b. 1926)
  • 2010-10-15 Johnny Sheffield, American actor (Boy-Tarzan Finds a Son), dies at 79
  • 2010-10-16 Barbara Billingsley, American actress (Leave it to Beaver), dies at 94
  • 2010-10-16 Eyedea, American rapper (Eyedea & Abilities) (b. 1981)
  • 2010-10-18 Marion Brown, American jazz musician (b. 1931)
  • 2010-10-19 Tom Bosley, American actor (Howard-Happy Days, Murder She Wrote, Fiorello!), dies at 83

Person of interestBob Guccione

2010-10-20 Bob Guccione, American publisher (Penthouse magazine), dies at 79

Publisher Bob Guccione
Publisher
Bob Guccione
  • 2010-10-23 Francis Crippen, American long-distance swimmer (b. 1984)
  • 2010-10-23 Leo Cullum, American cartoonist (d. 1942)
  • 2010-10-24 Lamont Johnson, American television director (b. 1922)
  • 2010-10-24 Joseph Stein, American playwright (Fiddler on the Roof), dies at 98
  • 2010-10-25 Lisa Blount, American actress and producer (b. 1957)
  • 2010-10-26 Glen "Frosty" Little, American circus clown (b. 1925)
  • 2010-10-27 Denise Borino, American actress (b. 1964)
  • 2010-10-27 James Wall, American actor and stage manager (b. 1917)
  • 2010-10-28 James MacArthur, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 2010-10-31 Theodore Sorensen, American lawyer and special counsel to John F. Kennedy (b. 1928)
  • 2010-11-01 Charlie O'Donnell, American television announcer (b. 1932)
  • 2010-11-02 Andy Irons, American professional surfer (b. 1978)
  • 2010-11-03 Jerry Bock, American musical theatre composer (b. 1928)

Person of interestSparky Anderson

2010-11-04 Sparky Anderson, American baseball manager, dies at 76

MLB Player and Manager Sparky Anderson
MLB Player and Manager
Sparky Anderson
  • 2010-11-04 Michelle Nicastro, American actress and singer (b. 1960)
  • 2010-11-05 Jill Clayburgh, American actress (Unmarried Woman, Semi-Tough), dies of Leukemia at 66
  • 2010-11-05 Shirley Verrett, American operatic mezzo-soprano (b. 1931)
  • 2010-11-06 Robert Lipshutz, American attorney and counsel to the Carter Adminisrtation (b. 1921)
  • 2010-11-08 Jack Levine, American social realist painter, dies at 95
  • 2010-11-08 Alex Fagan, American law enforcement official (b. 1950)
  • 2010-11-10 Dave Niehaus, American sportscaster (b. 1935)
  • 2010-11-11 Baby Marie Osborne, American actress (b. 1911)
  • 2010-11-11 William Edwin Self, American actor and television producer (b. 1921)
  • 2010-11-13 Allan Sandage, American astronomer (b. 1926)
  • 2010-11-14 Wes Santee, American middle distance runner, dies at 78
  • 2010-11-15 Larry Evans, American chess grandmaster and journalist (b. 1932)
  • 2010-11-16 Donald Nyrop, American airline executive (b. 1912)
  • 2010-11-16 Ronni Chasen, American film publicist (b. 1946)
  • 2010-11-16 Britton Chance, American molecular biologist and yachtsman (b. 1913)
  • 2010-11-20 Laurie Bembenek, American convicted murderer and fugitive (b. 1958)
  • 2010-11-20 Chalmers Johnson, American political scholar and author (b. 1931)
  • 2010-11-21 Norris Church Mailer, American model and widow of Norman Mailer (b. 1949)
  • 2010-11-21 Margaret Taylor-Burroughs, American artist and writer (b. 1917)
  • 2010-11-21 David Nolan, American politicial activist (b. 1943)
  • 2010-11-23 James Tyler, American musicologist and author (b. 1940)
  • 2010-11-25 Alfred Balk, American magazine editor and journalist (b. 1930)
  • 2010-11-25 C. Scott Littleton, American anthropologist and academic (b. 1933)
  • 2010-11-27 Irvin Kershner, American director (b. 1923)
  • 2010-11-28 Samuel T. Cohen, American physicist (b. 1921)
  • 2010-11-29 Stephen J. Solarz, American politician (b. 1940)
  • 2010-11-29 Alfred Masini, American television producer (b. 1930)
  • 2010-11-30 Faye Wright, American spiritual figure (b. 1914)
  • 2010-11-30 Garry Gross, American photographer (b. 1937)
  • 2010-12-01 Hillard Elkins, American theatre and film producer (b. 1929)
  • 2010-12-05 Alan Armer, American television producer and director (b. 1922)
  • 2010-12-07 Elizabeth Edwards, American lawyer and wife of John Edwards (b. 1949)
  • 2010-12-07 Gus Mercurio, American-born Australian actor (The Blue Lagoon, Crocodile Dundee II), dies at 82
  • 2010-12-09 James Moody, American jazz musician (b. 1925)
  • 2010-12-09 John du Pont, American member of the Du Pont family and convicted murderer (b. 1938)
  • 2010-12-10 John Bennett Fenn, American chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1917)
  • 2010-12-10 J. Michael Hagopian, Turkish-born American documentarian (b. 1913)
  • 2010-12-10 MacKenzie Miller, American horse trainer and breeder (b. 1921)
  • 2010-12-13 Richard Holbrooke, American diplomat (b. 1941)
  • 2010-12-14 Timothy Davlin, American politician (b. 1957)
  • 2010-12-14 Neva Patterson, American actress (The Seven Year Itch, Taxi, Nichols), dies rom complications from a broken hip at 90
  • 2010-12-15 Blake Edwards, American writer and director (10, SOB, Breakfast at Tiffany's), dies at 88
  • 2010-12-15 Eugene Victor Wolfenstein, American political scientist (b. 1940)
  • 2010-12-16 Melvin E. Biddle, American soldier and Medal of Honor recipient (b. 1923)
  • 2010-12-17 Captain Beefheart, American musician (b. 1941)
  • 2010-12-19 Trudy Pitts, American jazz organist, pianist, and vocalist (b. 1932)
  • 2010-12-20 Steve Landesberg, American actor and comedian (b. 1945)
  • 2010-12-20 James R. Mann, American attorney and politician (b. 1920)
  • 2010-12-22 Fred Foy, American radio and television announcer (b. 1921)
  • 2010-12-23 Fred Hargesheimer, American World War II pilot (b. 1916)
  • 2010-12-26 Teena Marie, American singer and composer (b. 1956)
  • 2010-12-28 Billy Taylor, American musician (b. 1921)
  • 2010-12-29 Bill Erwin, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 2011-01-02 Anne Francis, American actress (Honey West, Forbidden Planet, Pancho Villa), dies at 80
  • 2011-01-02 Richard D. Winters, American Army officer (b.1918)
  • 2011-01-08 John Roll, United States Federal Judge (b.1947)
  • 2011-01-10 Margaret Whiting, American singer (b. 1924)