United States of America in History (Part 42)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4101 - 4,200 of 9,878

  • 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 radio host (The Neal Boortz Show), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-04-13 Tony Dow, American actor and director (Wally-Leave it to Beaver), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1945-04-16 Tom Allen, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine), born in Portland, Maine
  • 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), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 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
  • 1945-06-12 Terry Anderson, American rapid fire pistol shooter (Olympic-80, 96), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • 1945-06-13 Whitley Strieber, American author (The Wolfen, The Hunger), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1945-06-15 Lawrence Wilkerson, American retired military officer
  • 1945-06-17 Frank Ashmore, American actor (Airplane!, Airplane II: The Sequel), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1945-06-17 Tommy Franks, American general, born in Wynnewood, Oklahoma
  • 1945-06-26 Barry Schrader, American electronic muscic composer, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-07-01 Mike Burstyn, Israeli-American actor (De Mike Bustyn Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 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 Osheroff, American physicist (Nobel 1996), born in Aberdeen, Washington
  • 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
  • 1945-08-05 Loni Anderson, American actress (Jennifer-WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

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, German filmmaker (American Friend, Hammett), born in Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 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 (The Hunt For Red October), 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, born in Pinehurst, North Carolina
  • 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 (Lou Dobbs Tonight), born in Childress County, Texas
  • 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, American singer and 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)
  • 1945-10-16 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 (2 x no hitters; MLB All Star 1972-73; World Series 1972-74), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1945-11-08 Don Murray, American drummer (The Turtles), born in Glendale, California (d. 1996)
  • 1945-11-09 Charles Robinson, American actor, born in Houston, Texas
  • 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-Canadian singer and actress, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1945-11-23 Jerry Harris, American sculptor
  • 1945-11-25 Patrick Nagel, American artist (d. 1984)
  • 1945-12-02 Penelope Spheeris, American film director (The Decline of Western Civilization), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 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)
  • 1945-12-30 Concetta Tomei, American actress
  • 1946-01-02 Richard Cole, American tour manager (Led Zeppelin)
  • 1946-01-03 Cissy King, American entertainer
  • 1946-01-04 Susannah McCorkle, American jazz singer (d. 2001)
  • 1946-01-08 Robby Krieger, American guitarist (Doors-Light My Fire), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-01-11 John Piper, American theologian
  • 1946-01-23 Don Whittington, American racing driver, born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1946-01-28 Renne Jarrett, American actress (Nancy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-02-06 Jim Turner, American politician, born in Fort Lewis, Washington
  • 1946-02-09 Jim Webb, United States Senator from Virginia
  • 1946-02-26 Phyllis Eisenstein, American sci-fi author (Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-03-06 Martin Kove, American actor (Victor-Cagney & Lacey), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestLiza Minnelli

1946-03-12 Liza Minnelli, American singer/actress (Sterile Cuckoo, Cabaret), born in Hollywood, California

Singer & Actress Liza Minnelli
Singer & Actress
Liza Minnelli
  • 1946-03-12 Frank Welker, American voice actor (Scooby-Doo, Curious George), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1946-03-25 Bonnie Bedelia [Culkin], American actress (Die Hard, Heart Like a Wheel), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-03-25 Gerard John Schaefer, American serial killer (d. 1995)
  • 1946-03-28 Richard Sussman, American jazz musician and composer
  • 1946-03-31 Gabe Kaplan, American comedian and actor (Welcome Back Kotter), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-04-08 Tim Thomerson, American actor
  • 1946-04-16 Margot Adler, American journalist, born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 2014)
  • 1946-04-18 Harvey Kagan, American muscian (Sir Douglas Quintet)
  • 1946-04-20 Gordon Smiley, American racecar driver, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1982)
  • 1946-04-30 Bill Plympton, American animator (Your Face), born in Portland Oregon
  • 1946-05-02 Lesley Gore, American singer (It's My Party, You Don't Own Me), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1946-05-07 Bill Kreutzmann, American rock drummer (Grateful Dead), born in Palo Alto, California

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4101 - 4,200 of 4,974

  • 2010-11-02 Andy Irons, American surfer (ASP World Champion 2002-04), dies of heart attack due to acute mixed drug ingestion at 32
  • 2010-11-03 Jerry Bock, American musical theatre composer (b. 1928)

Person of interestSparky Anderson

2010-11-04 Sparky Anderson, American MLB manager (Cincinnati Reds; World Series 1984 Detroit Tigers), dies from dementia 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 visual artist and co-founder of DuSable Museum of African American History, dies at 95
  • 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 Solarz, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), dies at 70
  • 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, dies at 53
  • 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, dies at 92
  • 2011-01-08 John Roll, United States Federal Judge (b.1947)
  • 2011-01-10 Margaret Whiting, American singer (It Might As Well Be Spring, Time After Time), dies at 86
  • 2011-01-17 Donald "Don" Kirshner, American rock & roll producer known as "The Man With the Golden Ear" (invented bubblegum music), dies at 76
  • 2011-01-18 Sargent Shriver, American politician and activist (Peace Corps), dies at 95
  • 2011-01-21 Dennis Oppenheim, American conceptual artist (b.1938)
  • 2011-01-23 Jack LaLanne, American fitness and nutritional expert, dies at 96
  • 2011-01-26 Charlie Louvin, American musician (b. 1927)
  • 2011-01-26 Gladys Horton, American musician and singer, member of the group The Marvelettes (b. 1944)
  • 2011-02-11 Tom Carnegie, American sports announcer (b. 1919)
  • 2011-02-12 Elizabeth "Betty" Garrett, American actress, comedian, singer and dancer (All in the Family), dies of an aortic aneurysm at 91
  • 2011-02-14 George Shearing, British-American blind jazz pianist (Lullaby of Birdland), dies at 91
  • 2011-02-16 Len Lesser, American actor (b. 1922)
  • 2011-02-21 Bernard Nathanson, American abortionist turned pro-life activist (b. 1926)
  • 2011-02-26 James A. McClure, American politician (b. 1924)
  • 2011-02-27 Frank Buckles, last surviving American World War I veteran (b. 1901)
  • 2011-03-04 Frank Chirkinian, American producer (b.c. 1926)
  • 2011-03-04 Johnny Preston, American pop singer (Running Bear), dies at 71
  • 2011-03-08 Mike Starr (musician), American Musician (b. 1966)
  • 2011-03-15 Nate Dogg, American rapper, Nathaniel Dwayne Hale. (b. 1969)
  • 2011-03-16 Richard Wirthlin, American political strategist for Ronald Reagan, dies at 80
  • 2011-03-21 Loleatta Holloway, American singer (b. 1946)

Person of interestElizabeth Taylor

2011-03-23 Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian (Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) dies at 79

  • 2011-04-04 Scott Columbus, American drummer (Manowar) (b. 1956)
  • 2011-04-08 Hedda Sterne, Romanian born American artist, dies at 100
  • 2011-04-09 Sidney Lumet, American film director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe), dies at 86
  • 2011-04-14 Walter Breuning, American supercentenarian (b. 1896)
  • 2011-04-20 Tim Hetherington, British-American photojournalist (b. 1970)
  • 2011-04-20 Chris Hondros, American photographer (b. 1970)
  • 2011-04-23 Tom King, American songwriter & musician, dies at 68
  • 2011-04-27 Marian Mercer, American actress & singer (Dean Martin Show), dies at 75
  • 2011-05-03 Jackie Cooper, American actor and director (Skippy, Superman), dies at 88
  • 2011-05-10 Michael Baze, American horse racing jockey (b. 1987)
  • 2011-05-13 Bruce Ricker, American jazz and blues documentarian (b. 1942)
  • 2011-05-15 Bob Flannigan, American jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), dies at 84
  • 2011-05-16 Bill Skiles, American comic (b. 1931)
  • 2011-05-20 "Macho Man" Randy Savage, American pro wrestler (WWF/SMW/ICW), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 2011-05-27 Jeff Conaway, American actor (b. 1950)
  • 2011-05-30 Clarice Taylor, American actress (Nurse Bailey-Nurse), dies at 93
  • 2011-06-03 Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist and right-to-die activist, dies of a thrombosis at 83
  • 2011-06-03 James Arness, American actor (Gunsmoke, How the West Was Won), dies of natural causes at 88
  • 2011-06-03 Andrew Gold, American rocker (Lonely Boy), dies of heart failure at 59
  • 2011-06-11 Seth Putnam, American musician (b. 1968)