United States of America in History (Part 44)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4301 - 4,400 of 10,105

  • 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
  • 1947-02-18 Eliot Engel, American politician (Rep-D-NY), born in New York City
  • 1947-02-20 Peter Strauss, American actor
  • 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
  • 1947-03-18 Heather Ryan, American model and former Playmate of the Month

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, Laredo, Texas, American politician (Rep-R-Texas, 1985-2006)
  • 1947-04-08 Robert Kiyosaki, American investor
  • 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 author (d. 1997)
  • 1947-04-18 Herbert Mullin, American serial killer
  • 1947-04-20 Andrew Tobias, American journalist and author (The Best Little Boy in the World), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestIggy Pop

1947-04-21 Iggy Pop [James Osterberg], American rocker (Zombie Birdhouse), born in Muskegon, Michigan

Rocker Iggy Pop
Rocker
Iggy Pop
  • 1947-04-24 Roger D. Kornberg, American biochemist (Nobel 2006), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1947-04-27 George Kenneth Butterfield, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from North Carolina, born in Wilson, North Carolina
  • 1947-05-01 Jacob Bekenstein, American-Israeli theoretical physicist (Bekenstein-Hawking radiation), born in Mexico City (d. 2015)
  • 1947-05-06 Martha Nussbaum, American philosopher, born in New York City
  • 1947-05-10 Caroline Cooney, American author
  • 1947-05-10 Thomas Tessier, American author
  • 1947-05-12 Micheline Lanctôt, American film actor, director and screenwriter
  • 1947-05-12 Catherine "Cat" Yronwode, American writer and editor-in-chief (Eclipse Comics), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1947-05-14 Al Ciner, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-05-23 Jane Kenyon, American poet (d. 1995)
  • 1947-05-25 Karen Valentine, actress (Love American Style, Room 222), born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1947-05-29 Gene Robinson, American ecclesiastic
  • 1947-06-03 John Dykstra, American special effects supervisor
  • 1947-06-06 Robert Englund, American actor (Freddy vs. Jason, A Nightmare on Elm Street), born in Glendale, California
  • 1947-06-08 Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist (Nobel 1995), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • 1947-06-09 John Gurda, American historian
  • 1947-06-14 Barry Melton, American guitarist (Country Joe and the Fish)
  • 1947-06-17 Christopher Allport, American actor (d. 2008)
  • 1947-06-17 George S. Clinton, American composer and musician
  • 1947-06-20 Candace "Candy" Clark, American actress (Man Who Fell to Earth, Q, American Graffiti), born in Norman, Oklahoma
  • 1947-06-20 Dolores Brooks, American singer (the Crystals)
  • 1947-06-22 David L Lander, American actor (Squiggy-Laverne & Shirley), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestPete Maravich

1947-06-22 "Pistol" Pete Maravich, American NBA star (Atlanta Hawks), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • 1947-07-01 Marc Benno, American musician (Rock 'n' Roll Me Again), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1947-07-03 Dave Barry, American humorist and author
  • 1947-07-07 Howard Rheingold, American author
  • 1947-07-12 Richard C. McCarty, American professor of psychology
  • 1947-07-16 Assata Shakur, American activist
  • 1947-07-18 Ayn Rumen, American actress (Janet-McLean Stevenson Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1947-07-22 Albert Brooks, comedian (Broadcast News, Lost in America), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1947-07-23 Spencer Christian, weatherman (Good Morning America)
  • 1947-07-29 Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (d. 2006)
  • 1947-08-05 Rick Derringer [Ricky Dead Zehringer], American guitarist, songwriter and producer (The McCoys), born in Fort Recovery, Ohio
  • 1947-08-12 Sam Rosen, American sportscaster

Person of interestBarbara Bach

1947-08-27 Barbara Bach [Goldbach], American actress (The Spy Who Loved Me, Force 10 from Navarone), born in Queens, New York

Actress Barbara Bach
Actress
Barbara Bach
  • 1947-08-27 Harry Reems, American actor, (d. 2013)
  • 1947-08-29 Temple Grandin, American animal welfare and autism expert
  • 1947-08-31 Mona Marshall, American voice actress
  • 1947-09-01 Al Green, American politician
  • 1947-09-20 Bruce Pasternack, American CEO
  • 1947-09-21 Don Felder, American rocker (Eagles), born in Gainesville, Florida
  • 1947-09-21 Marsha Norman, American playwright
  • 1947-09-22 Robert Morace, American writer
  • 1947-09-29 Martin Ferrero, American actor
  • 1947-09-30 Dave Arneson, American game designer
  • 1947-10-09 William E. McAnulty, Jr., American lawyer (d. 2007)
  • 1947-10-09 Tony Zappone, American broadcaster, journalist, author, photographer
  • 1947-10-11 Thomas Boswell, American sports columnist
  • 1947-10-13 Jerry Trupiano, American sports broadcaster
  • 1947-10-22 Haley Barbour, American politician, governor of Mississippi

Person of interestJim Steinman

1947-11-01 Jim Steinman, American Grammy Award-winning songwriter and record producer (Bat Out of Hell, Total Eclipse of the Heart), born in NYC, New York

Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer Jim Steinman
Singer-Songwriter and Record Producer
Jim Steinman
  • 1947-11-03 Mazie Hirono, American politician
  • 1947-11-09 Robert David Hall, American actor (Dr. Albert Robbins M.D, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1947-11-17 Steven E. de Souza, American scriptwriter
  • 1947-11-18 Jameson Parker, actor (American Justice, Simon & Simon), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1947-11-22 Valerie Wilson Wesley, American author
  • 1947-11-25 Tracey Walter, American actor
  • 1947-11-26 Susanne Zenor, American actress
  • 1947-11-29 Ronnie Montrose, American guitarist, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 2012)
  • 1947-12-07 Tony Thomas, American TV and film producer
  • 1947-12-08 Thomas R. Cech, American chemist, Nobel laureate
  • 1947-12-09 Tom Daschle, American politician
  • 1947-12-10 Douglas Kenney, American humorist (d. 1980)
  • 1947-12-13 Darlene Cates, American actress (What's Eating Gilbert Grape), born in Borger, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1947-12-15 Rodney Bingenheimer, Pioneering American radio personality
  • 1947-12-26 James T. Conway, 34th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps
  • 1947-12-27 Janet Perry, American soprano
  • 1948-01-12 Khalid Abdul Muhammed, American Nation of Islam spokesman (d. 2001)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4301 - 4,400 of 5,029

  • 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
  • 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
  • 2012-01-22 Dick Tufeld, American voice actor, dies at 85
  • 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, 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, 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, US actor (Saturday Night Fever), dies at 79
  • 2012-02-06 Janice Voss, American astronaut, 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, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 72
  • 2012-02-07 Phil Bruns, American actor and writer, 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

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • 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, dies at 94
  • 2012-02-14 Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter, dies at 86
  • 2012-02-15 Charles Anthony [Caruso], American tenor, dies from kidney failure at 82
  • 2012-02-16 Gary Carter, American Hall of Fame baseball catcher dies from brain tumor at 57
  • 2012-02-16 Elyse Knox, American actress and model (Hit the Ice, Black Gold) dies at 94
  • 2012-02-17 Ulric Neisser, American psychologist, dies at 83
  • 2012-02-19 John Hogan, American research chemist, dies at 92
  • 2012-02-19 Steve Kordek, American pinball machine designer, dies at 100
  • 2012-02-20 Renato Dulbecco, Italian-born American virologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 97
  • 2012-02-21 Barney Rosset, American publisher and free speech advocate, dies at 89
  • 2012-02-22 Billy Strange, American singer-songwriter, dies at 81
  • 2012-02-23 Bruce Surtees, American cinematographer, dies at 74
  • 2012-02-24 Jan Berenstain [Janice Marian Grant], American author (The Berenstain Bears), dies from a stroke at 88
  • 2012-02-24 Kenneth Price, American ceramic artist and print maker, dies from cancer at 77
  • 2012-02-24 Benedict Freedman, American novelist and mathematician, dies at 92
  • 2012-02-25 Louisiana Red, American blues musician, dies from stroke at 79
  • 2012-02-25 Lynn Compton, American jurist and commissioned officer, dies from heart attack at 90
  • 2012-02-25 Red Holloway [James], American jazz tenor saxophonist, dies from stroke and kidney failure at 84
  • 2012-03-01 Andrew Breitbart, American conservative blogger and publisher, dies at 43
  • 2012-03-02 Van Barfoot, American army colonel and Medal of Honour recipient, dies at 92
  • 2012-03-02 James Wilson, American criminologist, dies at 80
  • 2012-03-03 Ralph McQuarrie, American conceptual designer, dies at 82
  • 2012-03-03 Ronnie Montrose, American guitarist, dies from prostate cancer at 64
  • 2012-03-03 Leonardo Cimino, Italian-American actor (The Monster Squad, V, Dune, Waterworld, Hudson Hawk), dies from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 94
  • 2012-03-04 Don Mincher, American Major League Baseball 1st baseman, dies at 73
  • 2012-03-05 William Heirens, American serial killer, dies at 83
  • 2012-03-06 Donald Payne, American Congressman, dies from colon cancer at 77
  • 2012-03-06 Robert Sherman, American songwriter, dies at 86
  • 2012-03-07 Jimmy Ellis, American soul singer, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 74
  • 2012-03-08 Leslie Cochran, American peace activist and police critic, dies from head trauma at 60
  • 2012-03-09 Peter Bergman, American Comedian, dies from leukemia at 72
  • 2012-03-09 Selma Rubin, American environmental activist, dies at 96
  • 2012-03-10 Frank Rowland, American Nobel laureate in chemistry, dies from Parkinson's disease at 84
  • 2012-03-11 Sid Couchey, American comic book artist, dies at 92
  • 2012-03-12 Mike Hossack, American rock drummer, dies from cancer at 65
  • 2012-03-15 Dave Philley, American Major League Baseball switch-hitter, dies at 91
  • 2012-03-19 William Charette, American navy Hospital Corpsman and Medal of Honour recipient, dies at 79
  • 2012-03-20 Mel Parnell [Melvin], American Major League Baseball pitcher, dies from cancer at 89
  • 2012-03-25 Larry Stevenson [Richard], American skateboard innovator, dies from pneumonia and Alzheimer's disease at 81
  • 2012-03-25 Bert Sugar, American sports writer, dies from a cardiac arrest at 74
  • 2012-03-27 Adrienne Rich, American feminist poet/essayist, dies from complications of rheumatoid arthritis at 82
  • 2012-03-27 Warren Stevens, American actor (Richard Boone Show), dies from lung disease at 92
  • 2012-03-27 Hilton Kramer, American art critic, dies from heart failure at 84
  • 2012-03-28 Harry Crews, American writer and actor (Indian Runner), dies from neuropathy at 76
  • 2012-03-28 Earl Scruggs, American bluegrass musician, dies from natural causes at 88
  • 2012-03-29 Bill Jenkins, American Hall of Fame drag racer and engineer, dies at 81
  • 2012-04-02 Elizabeth Catlett, American-born Mexican artist, dies at 96
  • 2012-04-06 Thomas Kinkade, American artist, dies from acute intoxication at 54

Person of interestMike Wallace

2012-04-07 Mike Wallace [Myron], American media personality, dies at 93

Newscaster Mike Wallace
Newscaster
Mike Wallace
  • 2012-04-08 Jack Tramiel, Polish-American businessman, dies at 83
  • 2012-04-09 Mark Lenzi, American springboard diver (Olympic gold 1992), dies at 43
  • 2012-04-15 Joan Tozzer, American figure skater, dies at 90

Person of interestDick Clark

2012-04-18 Dick Clark [Richard Wagstaff Clark], American radio and television personality (American Bandstand), dies from a heart attack at 82

Radio and Television Personality Dick Clark
Radio and Television Personality
Dick Clark
  • 2012-04-19 Levon Helm, American rock musician, dies from throat cancer at 71
  • 2012-05-01 Charles "skip" Pitts, American soul and blues guitarist, dies from lung cancer at 65