United States of America in History (Part 43)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4201 - 4,300 of 10,136

  • 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)
  • 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 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

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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 rocker (Sir Douglas Quintet)
  • 1946-04-19 Mary Jo Slater, American casting director
  • 1946-04-20 Gordon Smiley, American racecar driver (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

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1946-05-18 Reggie Jackson, American baseball right fielder (NY Yankees, Athletics) nicknamed "Mr. October" for his clutch hitting in the postseason, born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania

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

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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 (NY Yankees, SF Giants and Chicago Cubs), 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

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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
  • 1946-07-16 Richard LeParmentier, American actor, (d. 2013)

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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
  • 1946-07-30 Neil Bonnett, American race car driver (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

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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)

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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
  • 1946-09-04 David Liebman, American saxophonist and flautist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1946-09-05 Buddy Miles, American musician (The Electric Flag), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2008)
  • 1946-09-14 Jim Angle, American television reporter
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1946-10-11 Oba Chandler, American convicted murderer
  • 1946-10-14 Craig Venter, American biologist
  • 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

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4201 - 4,300 of 5,042

  • 2010-12-14 Neva Patterson, American actress (b. 1920)
  • 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 (b. 1930)
  • 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)
  • 2011-01-17 Don Kirshner, American composer (b. 1934)
  • 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 (b. 1914)
  • 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 Betty Garrett, American actress and dancer (b. 1919)
  • 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)

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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 (b. 1924)
  • 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, 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 (b. 1917)
  • 2011-06-03 Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist, right-to-die activist (b. 1928)
  • 2011-06-03 James Arness, American actor (d. 1923)
  • 2011-06-03 Andrew Gold, American singer, musician and songwriter. (b. 1951)
  • 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 (b. 1927)
  • 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 (b. 1924)

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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 (b. 1933)
  • 2011-08-22 Nick Ashford, American songwriter (b. 1942)
  • 2011-08-24 Mike Flanagan, American baseball pitcher (b. 1951)
  • 2011-08-29 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, dies at 96

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2011-09-10 Cliff Robertson, American actor (Charly), 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 (b. 1936)

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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)

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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 (b. 1922)
  • 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