United States of America in History (Part 43)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4201 - 4,300 of 9,878

Person of interestReggie Jackson

1946-05-18 Reggie Jackson, American Baseball Hall of Fame right fielder (14-time All Star)), born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1946-05-18 Andreas Katsulas, American actor (d. 2006)

Person of interest Cher

1946-05-20 Cher [Cherilyn Sarkisian], American singer and actress (I Got You Babe, Jack Lalane, Mask), born in El Centro, California

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
  • 1946-05-20 Bobby Murcer, American baseball outfielder (5-time MLB All Star), born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 2008)
  • 1946-05-23 H. Paul Shuch, American SETI scientist
  • 1946-05-31 Ted Baehr, American media critic
  • 1946-06-03 Eddie Holman, American singer (Hey There Lonely Girl), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1946-06-12 John Steinbeck IV, American journalist, author and son of John Steinbeck, born in New York City
  • 1946-06-16 Jodi Rell, American politician, governor of Connecticut
  • 1946-07-02 Richard Axel, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1946-07-03 John Klemmer, American composer and saxophonist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-07-04 Ed O'Ross, American actor (Full Metal Jacket), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Person of interestGeorge W. Bush

1946-07-06 George W. Bush Jr, 43rd President of the United States (2001-09) and 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) (R-TX), born in New Haven, Connecticut

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 1946-07-06 Jamie Wyeth, American artist (An American Vision-Boston), born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1946-07-09 Joe Micelli, American rocker, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1946-07-16 Barbara Lee, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1946-07-16 Richard LeParmentier, American actor (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)

Person of interestKen Starr

1946-07-21 Ken Starr, American lawyer who Investigated Bill Clinton (Starr Report), born in Vernon, Texas

Lawyer who investigated Bill Clinton Ken Starr
Lawyer who investigated Bill Clinton
Ken Starr
  • 1946-07-22 Steve Friedman, TV news executive/actor (American Anthem)
  • 1946-07-25 John Gibson, American media host (The John Gibson Show), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1946-07-30 Neil Bonnett, American race car driver, born in Hueytown, Alabama (d. 1994)
  • 1946-07-31 Karen Zerby, American religious leader, born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1946-08-05 Ron Silliman, American poet
  • 1946-08-07 Ed Seykota, American commodities and futures trader
  • 1946-08-08 James W. Lewis, American convicted extortionist

Person of interestJanet Yellen

1946-08-13 Janet Yellen, American economist (Chair of US Federal Reserve 2014-18), born in Brooklyn, New York

Economist and Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen
Economist and Chair of the Federal Reserve
Janet Yellen
  • 1946-08-16 Dick Murdoch, American professional wrestler (d. 1996)

Person of interestBill Clinton

1946-08-19 Bill Clinton [William Jefferson], 42nd US President (Democrat, 1993-2001), born in Hope, Arkansas

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1946-08-25 Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), American poet and children's books author (Tickle Day: Poems from Father Goose), born in Bayside, New York
  • 1946-08-26 Mark Snow, American composer
  • 1946-08-30 Peggy Lipton [Margaret Ann], American actress (The Mod Squad, Twin Peaks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-08-31 Jerome Corsi, American writer and conspiracy theorist, born in East Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1946-09-01 Greg Errico, American drummer (Sly & Family Stone-Stand!), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1946-09-02 Billy Preston, American soul musician, singer and pianist, 5th Beatle (David Brenner Show), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1946-09-04 David Liebman, American saxophonist and flautist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-09-14 Jim Angle, American journalist and television reporter, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1946-09-15 Howard Waldrop, American sci-fi author
  • 1946-09-16 Cathee Dahmen, American fashion model, born in Minnesota (d. 1997)
  • 1946-09-22 Dan Baker, American public address announcer
  • 1946-09-26 Andrea Dworkin, American radical feminist (Pornography: Men Possessing Women), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1946-09-26 Christine Todd Whitman, American politician (50th Governor of New Jersey), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-09-28 Jeffrey Jones, American actor (Beetlejuice, Ferris Bueller's Day Off), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1946-10-03 Biff Henderson, American television personality
  • 1946-10-04 Chuck Hagel, American politician
  • 1946-10-06 Lloyd Doggett, American attorney and politician (US Representative, Democrat, Texas), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1946-10-08 Dennis Kucinich, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1946-10-11 Oba Chandler, American convicted murderer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2011)
  • 1946-10-14 Craig Venter, American biotechnologist and geneticist (involved with the first draft sequence of the human genome), born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1946-10-18 James Robert Baker, American novelist, screenwriter
  • 1946-10-19 Kenneth Washington, African-American actor (Sgt Richard Baker-Hogan's Heroes, Westworld)
  • 1946-10-21 Jim Hill, American sportscaster
  • 1946-10-21 Lux Interior, American singer (The Cramps)
  • 1946-10-23 Mel Martinez, American politician
  • 1946-10-30 Lynne Marta, American actress (Love American Style), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-11-01 Dennis Muren, American special effects artist (Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi), born in Glendale, California
  • 1946-11-03 Tom Savini, American actor
  • 1946-11-04 Frederick Elmes, American cinematographer (The Night Of), born in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
  • 1946-12-10 Thomas Lux, American poet (Split Horizon), born in Northampton, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 1946-12-14 Stan Smith, American tennis player (US Open 1971, Wimbledon 1972), born in Pasadena, California

Person of interestDick Wolf

1946-12-20 Dick Wolf, American television series creator (Miami Vice, Law & Order), born in NYC, New York

Crime Drama TV Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama TV Producer
Dick Wolf
  • 1946-12-23 Susan Lucci, American actress (All My Children, Mafia Princess), born in Scarsdale, New York
  • 1946-12-24 Brenda Howard, American bisexual activist, born in The Bronx, New York City (d. 2005)
  • 1946-12-24 Jeff Sessions [Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III], American Republican politician, US Attorney General (2017-18) and Alabama Senator (1997-2017), born in Selma, Alabama
  • 1946-12-28 Tim Johnson, American politician, senior senator from South Dakota

Person of interestDiane von Furstenberg

1946-12-31 Diane von Furstenberg, Belgian-born American fashion designer (wrap dress), born in Brussels

Fashion Designer Diane von Furstenberg
Fashion Designer
Diane von Furstenberg
  • 1947-01-01 Jon Corzine, American politician
  • 1947-01-02 Jack Hanna, American zoologist
  • 1947-01-08 Don Bendell, American author & former Green Beret, born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1947-01-09 Ronnie Landfield, American abstract painter, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1947-01-19 Paula Deen, American chef and restaurateur, born in Albany, Georgia
  • 1947-01-23 Gatewood Galbraith, American author & attorney, born in Carlisle, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • 1947-01-29 Linda B. Buck, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1947-02-05 Darrell Waltrip, American motorsport analyst and race car driver, born in Owensboro, Kentucky
  • 1947-02-07 Joe Shea, American journalist
  • 1947-02-10 Butch Morris, American jazz cornetist and composer
  • 1947-02-18 Eliot Engel, American politician (Rep-D-NY), born in New York City
  • 1947-02-20 Peter Strauss, American actor (The Jericho Mile, Rich Man Poor Man), born in Croton-on-Hudson, New York
  • 1947-02-23 John McWethy, American journalist (d. 2008)
  • 1947-02-25 Lee Evans, Madera, California, American 400m runner (Olympic-2 gold-1968)
  • 1947-03-03 Clifton Snider, American poet and writer
  • 1947-03-04 David Franzoni, American screenwriter
  • 1947-03-04 Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic-born American actor (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), born in Reykjavík (d. 2015)
  • 1947-03-07 Lewis J Stadlen, American actor (John-Benson, Savages, Windy City), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-03-08 Carole Bayer Sager, American singer-songwriter (On My Own, That's What Friends Are For) and wife of Burt Bacharach, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1947-03-10 Bob Greene, American journalist
  • 1947-03-17 James Morrow, American author

Person of interestJames Patterson

1947-03-22 James Patterson, American author (Alex Cross, Witch and Wizard), born in Newburgh, New York

  • 1947-03-24 Christine Gregoire, American politician, current governor of Washington
  • 1947-03-26 Dar Robinson, American stuntman (d. 1986)
  • 1947-03-28 John Landecker, American disk jockey, born in Michigan
  • 1947-04-08 Tom DeLay, American politician (Rep-R-Texas, 1985-2006), born in Laredo, Texas
  • 1947-04-08 Robert Kiyosaki, American investor (Rich Dad Company), born in Hilo, Hawaii
  • 1947-04-08 Larry Norman, American musician and pioneer of Christian rock music (Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?), born in Corpus Christi, Texas (d. 2008)
  • 1947-04-11 Meshach Taylor, American actor, born in Altadena, CA, (d. 2014)
  • 1947-04-12 Tom Clancy, American author (Rainbow Six, The Hunt for Red October), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2013)

Person of interestJames Woods

1947-04-18 James Woods, American actor (Salvador, Against All Odds), born in Vernal, Utah

  • 1947-04-18 Kathy Acker, American experimental novelist (Blood and Guts in High School), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1947-04-18 Herbert Mullin, American serial killer (killed thirteen people in California in the early 1970s), born in Salinas, California

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 4201 - 4,300 of 4,974

  • 2011-06-15 Bill Haast, American Herpetologist (b. 1910)
  • 2011-06-18 Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist (b. 1942)
  • 2011-06-19 Don Diamond, American actor (b. 1921)
  • 2011-06-20 Ryan Dunn, American actor and TV personality (Homewrecker), dies at 34
  • 2011-06-23 Peter Falk, American actor (Colombo, Scared Straight), dies at 83
  • 2011-06-30 Barry Bremen, American sports imposter and business man (b. 1947)
  • 2011-07-01 Leslie Brooks, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 2011-07-05 Cy Twombly, American artist (b. 1928)
  • 2011-07-08 Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (Home Alone, Deranged, The Great Gatsby), dies of a stroke at 87

Person of interestBetty Ford

2011-07-08 Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (1974-77) and founder of the Betty Ford Center clinic, dies at 93

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford
  • 2011-07-12 Sherwood Schwartz, American Television Writer (b. 1916)
  • 2011-08-02 DeLois Barrett Campbell, American gospel singer (b. 1926)
  • 2011-08-11 Jani Lane, American heavy metal musician (Warrant) dies of alcohol poisoning aged 47
  • 2011-08-22 Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (Leiber & Stoller), dies at 78
  • 2011-08-22 Nickolas Ashford, American singer (Ashford & Simpson), dies of throat cancer at 70
  • 2011-08-24 Mike Flanagan, American baseball pitcher (b. 1951)
  • 2011-08-29 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, dies at 96

Person of interestCliff Robertson

2011-09-10 Clifford "Cliff" Robertson, American actor (Charly, Spider-Man) and spokesman for AT&T, dies at 88

  • 2011-09-21 Pamela Ann Rymer, American federal appellate judge (b. 1941)
  • 2011-09-21 Troy Anthony Davis, American high-profile death row inmate and human rights activist (executed) (b. 1968)
  • 2011-09-26 Bob Cassilly, American Artist and Founder of the St. Louis City Museum (b. 1949)
  • 2011-09-27 Johnny "Country" Mathis, American country singer (b. 1933)
  • 2011-09-30 Anwar al-Awlaki, American-born terrorist and islamist militant (b. 1971)
  • 2011-10-05 Charles Napier, American actor (Night Stalker, Rambo), dies at 75
  • 2011-10-05 Derrick Bell, American legal scholar and civil rights advocate (b. 1930)

Person of interestSteve Jobs

2011-10-05 Steve Jobs, American computer entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple, dies of respiratory arrest related to cancer at 56

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • 2011-10-12 Patricia Breslin, American actress (b. 1931)
  • 2011-10-12 Dennis Ritchie, American computer scientist (created C programming language, helped developed Unix), dies at 70
  • 2011-10-23 Herbert A. Hauptman, American Mathematician whose models for determining the chemical crystal structures vital for life revolutionized chemistry, dies at 94
  • 2011-10-24 John McCarthy, American computer scientist and pioneer in the field of Artificial Intelligence, inventor of the Lisp programming language.(b. 1927)
  • 2011-10-31 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter (Mama Spank, The Game of Triangles), dies of heart and lung disease at 81
  • 2011-11-04 Andy Rooney, American radio and television writer (b. 1919)
  • 2011-11-08 Heavy D [Dwight Errington Myers], Jamaican-American rap artist, dies at 44
  • 2011-11-08 Bil Keane, American cartoonist (The Family Circus), dies at 89
  • 2011-11-10 Peter J. Biondi, American state legislator (New Jersey) and former mayor (b. 1942)
  • 2011-11-17 Kurt Budke, American basketball coach (b. 1961)
  • 2011-11-17 Olin Branstetter, American businessman and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2011-11-22 Lynn Margulis, American biologist (serial endosymbiotic theory), dies at 73
  • 2011-11-22 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer, dies at 80
  • 2011-11-23 Oscar Griffin Jr, American journalist and 1963 Pulitzer Prize winner, dies at 78
  • 2011-11-25 Tom Wicker, American journalist and author, dies at 85
  • 2011-11-29 Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian, dies from stroke complications at 41
  • 2011-11-30 William L. Waller, American politician and ex-Governor of Mississippi, dies at 85
  • 2011-12-04 Hubert Sumlin, American blues guitarist (Howlin' Wolf), dies at 80
  • 2011-12-06 Dobie Gray [Lawrence Brown], American musician and singer (Drift Away), dies of cancer at 71

Person of interestHarry Morgan

2011-12-07 Harry Morgan, American actor (M*A*S*H, Dragnet), dies in his sleep at 96

  • 2011-12-13 Russell Hoban, American author (creator of 'Frances' series), dies at 86
  • 2011-12-29 Bobby Purify [Robert Lee Dickey], American soul singer (I'm Your Puppet), dies at 72
  • 2012-01-01 Elizabeth Brumfiel, American feminist archaeologist, dies of cancer at 66
  • 2012-01-01 Ed Jenkins, American Congressman (Democratic-Georgia), dies at 78
  • 2012-01-01 Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer, member of the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, dies from lung cancer at 72
  • 2012-01-02 William Carey, American businessman & philanthropist (W. P. Carey & Co.), died from complications after a heart attack at 81
  • 2012-01-03 Wylie Walker Vale, American endocrinologist who discovered the stress hormone, dies at 70
  • 2012-01-03 Robert L Carter, American civil rights activist & judge, dies after complications from a stroke at 94
  • 2012-01-03 Winifred Milius Lubell, American illustrator & writer (The Outer Lands), dies of congestive heart failure at 97
  • 2012-01-03 Harold Zirin, American astronomer, dies at 82
  • 2012-01-04 Eve Arnold, American photojournalist, dies at 99
  • 2012-01-04 Ruben Ayala, American politician (California State Senator 1974-1998), dies of natural cause at 89
  • 2012-01-04 James Crow, American geneticist, dies at 95
  • 2012-01-04 Gatewood Galbraith, [Louis], lawyer, American political activist, iconic Kentucky political figure, dies from pneumonia at 64
  • 2012-01-05 Don Carter, American pro bowler (6 x Bowler of the Year; first athlete to earn $1m in single endorsement deal [Ebonite International]), dies from pneumonia and emphysema at 85
  • 2012-01-05 Frederica Sagor Maas, American playwright and screenwriter, dies at 111
  • 2012-01-06 William McBeth, American composer, dies at 78
  • 2012-01-06 Roger Boisjoly, American aerodynamicist (anticipated challenger disaster), dies at 73
  • 2012-01-12 Charles Price, American businessman and diplomat, dies at 80
  • 2012-01-16 Jimmy Castor, American pop and funk musician (Troglodyte (Cave Man), Jimmy Castor Bunch), died of heart failure at 71
  • 2012-01-17 Marty Springstead, American Major League baseball umpire and umpire supervisor, dies of heart attack at 74
  • 2012-01-20 John F Baker Jnr, United States Army Master Sergeant and Medal of Honour recipient dies at 66
  • 2012-01-20 Etta James [Jamesetta Hawkins], American singer, dies from leukaemia at 73
  • 2012-01-21 Jonathan Idema, American torturer, kidnapper and con-artist, dies from Aids complications at 55
  • 2012-01-21 Roy John Britten, American molecular biologist, dies at 92
  • 2012-01-24 Patricia Neway, American opera and musical theatre singer, dies at 83
  • 2012-01-24 James Farentino, American actor, dies from heart failure at 73
  • 2012-01-27 Kevin White, American politician, dies at 82
  • 2012-01-29 Camilla Williams, American operatic soprano, dies at 92
  • 2012-01-31 Anthony Bevilacqua, American cardinal, dies at 88
  • 2012-01-31 Dorothea Tanning, American artist (Nachtmusik, 1943, Night Shadow, 1945), dies at 101
  • 2012-01-31 Tristram Coffin, American folklorist, dies from pneumonia at 89
  • 2012-01-31 Mike Kelley, American artist, commits suicide at 57
  • 2012-02-01 Don Cornelius, American television host, commits suicide by gunshot at 75
  • 2012-02-01 Angelo Dundee, American boxing trainer and cornerman (Muhammad Ali 1960–81 & 15 other world boxing champions), dies at 90
  • 2012-02-02 Dorothy Gilman, American mystery writer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 88
  • 2012-02-03 Ben Gazzara, American actor, dies from pancreatic cancer at 81
  • 2012-02-03 Norton Zinder, American biologist (genetic transduction), dies from pneumonia at 83
  • 2012-02-03 Zalman King, American actor and director, dies from cancer at 69
  • 2012-02-04 Robert Glaser, American educational psychologist, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 91
  • 2012-02-04 Robert Daniel, five term American congressman for Virginia, dies at 75
  • 2012-02-05 Sam Coppola, American actor (Saturday Night Fever), dies at 79
  • 2012-02-06 Janice Voss, American astronaut (shuttle radar topography mission), dies from breast cancer at 55
  • 2012-02-06 Peter Breck, American actor (Black Saddle, Big Valley, Benji), dies at 82
  • 2012-02-07 Patricia Stephens Due, African-American civil rights activist (FAMU jail-in), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 72
  • 2012-02-07 Phil Bruns, American actor and writer (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), dies of natural causes at 80
  • 2012-02-07 Florence Holway, American rape victim and activist, dies at 96
  • 2012-02-10 Jeffrey Zaslow, American author and columnist, dies in a car accident at 53

Person of interestWhitney Houston

2012-02-11 Whitney Houston, American singer and actress, dies from an accidental drowning at age 48

  • 2012-02-12 Zina Bethune, American actress, dies from hit and run at 66
  • 2012-02-12 John Severin, American comic book artist, dies at 90
  • 2012-02-13 Lillian Bassman, American photographer and painter (Harper's Bazaar), dies at 94
  • 2012-02-14 Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter, dies at 86