United States of America in History (Part 43)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4201 - 4,300 of 10,084

  • 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 businessman, car & airplane racer and convicted felon
  • 1946-01-28 Renne Jarrett, American actress (Nancy), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-02-06 Jim Turner, American politician
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1946-04-19 Mary Jo Slater, American casting director
  • 1946-04-20 Gordon Smiley, American racecar driver, born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1982)
  • 1946-04-30 Bill Plympton, American animator
  • 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
  • 1946-05-12 L. Neil Smith, American sci-fi author
  • 1946-05-17 F. Paul Wilson, American novelist

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
Cher
  • 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, Penn, artist (An American Vision-Boston)
  • 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 Loni Anderson, American actress (Jennifer-WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 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-), born in Brooklyn, New York

15th Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen
15th 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
  • 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
  • 1946-09-22 Dan Baker, American public address announcer
  • 1946-09-26 Andrea Dworkin, American radical feminist, 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, actress (Love American Style), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-11-01 Dennis Muren, American special effects artist
  • 1946-11-03 Tom Savini, American actor
  • 1946-11-04 Frederick Elmes, American cinematographer
  • 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 Producer Dick Wolf
Crime Drama Producer
Dick Wolf
  • 1946-12-23 Susan Lucci, Scarsdale, New York, American actress (All My Children, Mafia Princess)
  • 1946-12-24 Brenda Howard, American bisexual activist (d. 2005)
  • 1946-12-24 Jefferson "Jeff" Sessions, American politician (R), US Attorney General (2017-present), 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 & karate master
  • 1947-01-09 Ronnie Landfield, American artist
  • 1947-01-19 Paula Deen, American chef and restaurateur, born in Albany, Georgia
  • 1947-01-23 Gatewood Galbraith, [Louis], Carlisle, Kentucky, Lawyer, American political activist, iconic Kentucky political figure, (d. 2012)
  • 1947-01-29 Linda B. Buck, American scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1947-02-05 Darrell Waltrip, American race car driver
  • 1947-02-07 Joe Shea, American journalist
  • 1947-02-10 Butch Morris, American jazz cornetist and composer

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4201 - 4,300 of 5,015

  • 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)
  • 2011-03-09 David Broder, American journalist (b. 1929)
  • 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 (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 and musician (b. 1943)
  • 2011-04-27 Marian Mercer, American actress (b. 1935)
  • 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 Randy Savage, American Pro-Wrestler (b. 1952)
  • 2011-05-27 Jeff Conaway, American actor (b. 1950)
  • 2011-05-27 Gil Scott-Heron, American poet, musician and author (b. 1949)
  • 2011-05-30 Clarice Taylor, American actress (Nurse Bailey-Nurse), dies at 93
  • 2011-06-03 Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist, right-to-die activist (b. 1928)
  • 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)
  • 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 (b. 1977)
  • 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

Person of interestFred Shuttlesworth

2011-10-05 Fred Shuttlesworth, American civil rights activist, dies at 89

Civil Rights Activist Fred Shuttlesworth
Civil Rights Activist
Fred Shuttlesworth
  • 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 (b. 1931)
  • 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) dies 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 and 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 and judge, dies after complications from a stroke at 94
  • 2012-01-03 Winifred Milius Lubell, American illustrator and writer, 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 Donald Carter, American professional bowler, dies from pneumonia and emphysema complications at 85
  • 2012-01-05 Frederica 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