United States of America in History (Part 45)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4401 - 4,500 of 9,757

  • 1948-10-08 Benjamin Cheever, American novelist and editor (The Partisan)

Johnny Ramone

1948-10-08 Johnny Ramone [Cummings], American punk rock guitarist and songwriter (Ramones - "I Wanna Be Sedated"), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2004)

  • 1948-10-10 Ed Volker, American swamp-rock keyboardist (The Radiators), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-10-13 John Ford Coley, American musician (England Dan & John Ford Coley - "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight"), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1948-10-13 Ted Poe, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Temple, Texas
  • 1948-10-14 David Ruprecht, American game show host, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1948-10-16 Leo Mazzone, American baseball coach
  • 1948-10-18 Ntozake Shange, American author
  • 1948-10-21 Tom Everett, American actor
  • 1948-10-22 Lynette Fromme, American who attempted to assassinate US President Gerald Ford
  • 1948-10-23 Brian Ross, American Emmy and Peabody Award television journalist (NBC, 1974-94; ABC, 1994-2019), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948-10-25 Daniel Mark Epstein, American poet and biographer (Abraham Lincoln), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948-11-01 Anna Stuart, American actress (Another World, All My Children), born in Bluefield, West Virginia
  • 1948-11-03 Hugh Moffatt, American country music singer and songwriter, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1948-11-10 Aaron Brown, American broadcast journalist (World News Now), born in Hopkins, Minnesota
  • 1948-11-16 Bonnie Greer, American-British playwright and critic, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948-11-17 Howard Dean, American politician, Governor of Vermont (1991-2003), born in East Hampton, New York
  • 1948-11-21 Alphonse Mouzon, American jazz musician (Weather Report, Tenacious Records), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2016)
  • 1948-11-21 George Zimmer, American entrepreneur
  • 1948-11-23 Bruce Vilanch, American comedy writer (head writer for the Oscars), born in New York City
  • 1948-12-02 T. C. Boyle, American novelist (World's End), born in Peekskill, New York
  • 1948-12-18 Edmund "Ed" Kemper, American serial killer, born in Burbank, California
  • 1948-12-22 Lynne Thigpen, American actress, born in Joliet, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1948-12-23 Leslie Moonves, American television executive (CEO and Chairman of CBS), born in New York City
  • 1949-01-01 Daniel E Gawthrop, American composer
  • 1949-01-03 Sylvia Likens, American torture victim (d. 1965)
  • 1949-01-07 Anne Schedeen, American actress, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1949-01-10 James Lapine, American stage director, born in Mansfield, Ohio
  • 1949-01-12 Michael W. Vannier, American radiologist, born in Hamilton City, California
  • 1949-01-14 Mary Robison, American writer (Why Did I Ever), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1949-01-18 Bill Keller, American newspaper editor (The Marshall Project)
  • 1949-01-26 Jonathan Carroll, American author, born in New York
  • 1949-01-27 Ethan Mordden, American author
  • 1949-01-28 Gene McFadden, American singer, songwriter, and record producer (Philadelphia International Records; McFadden & Whitehead - "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"), born in Olanta, South Carolina (d. 2006) [1]

Peter Agre

1949-01-30 Peter Agre, American biologist & Nobel laureate, born in Northfield, Minnesota

  • 1949-01-31 Ken Wilber, American philosopher & writer, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • 1949-02-02 Brent Spiner, American actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1949-02-03 Arthur Kane, American musician (New York Dolls), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1949-02-10 Harold Sylvester, American actor
  • 1949-02-18 Gary Ridgway, American serial killer, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1949-02-19 Danielle Bunton Berry [Dan Bunten], American software developer (M.U.L.E), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1998)
  • 1949-02-19 William Messner-Loebs, American comics writer and artist (Flash, Wonder Woman), born in Ferndale, Michigan

Ric Flair

1949-02-25 Ric Flair, American professional wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA), born in Memphis, Tennessee

  • 1949-02-26 Elizabeth George, American novelist (Inspector Thomas Lynley mystery novels), born in Warren, Ohio
  • 1949-03-12 Moctesuma Esparza, Mexican-American producer & filmmaker
  • 1949-03-13 Julia Migenes, American soprano, born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-03-20 Marcia Ball, American blues singer and pianist (Presumed Innocent), born in Orange, Texas
  • 1949-03-23 Roland Lee, American Watercolor Artist
  • 1949-03-30 Naomi Sims, American fashion model and businesswoman
  • 1949-04-12 Scott Turow, American lawyer and author (Presumed Innocent), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949-04-14 DeAnne Julius, American-English economist
  • 1949-04-15 Craig Zadan, American film producer, born in Miami, Florida
  • 1949-04-16 Melody Patterson, American actress (F Troop), born in Inglewood, California (d. 2015)
  • 1949-04-18 Geoff Bodine, American race car driver, born in Chemung, New York
  • 1949-04-19 Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1993)
  • 1949-04-20 Veronica Cartwright, English-American actress (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), born in Bristol, England
  • 1949-04-26 Jerry Blackwell, American professional wrestler, born in Stone Mountain, Georgia (d. 1995)
  • 1949-04-27 Doug Sheehan, American actor (Ben-Knots Landing, Joe Kelly-General Hospital), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1949-04-28 Bruno Kirby, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1949-04-28 Indian Larry, American stuntsman (d. 2004)
  • 1949-05-04 John Force, American drag racer (16 NHRA Championships), born in Bell Gardens, California
  • 1949-05-26 Ward Cunningham, American computer programmer and inventor (the wiki), born in Michigan City, Indiana
  • 1949-05-28 Wendy O. Williams, American punk rock singer-songwriter (The Plasmatics), born in Webster, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1949-05-30 P.J. Carlesimo, American basketball coach
  • 1949-06-06 Holly Near, American folksinger, actress and activist, born in Ukiah, California
  • 1949-06-08 Jeffrey Mylett, American actor and songwriter, born in North Canton, Ohio (d. 1986)
  • 1949-06-14 Harry Turtledove, American author (The Guns of the South), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-06-15 Jim Varney, American actor (Ernest Goes to Jail, Hey Vern), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1949-06-18 Chris Van Allsburg, American author and illustrator

Meryl Streep

1949-06-22 Meryl Streep, American actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice), born in Summit, New Jersey

  • 1949-06-25 Phyllis George, American beauty queen (Miss America, 1971), sportscaster (CBS, 1974-85), and First Lady of Kentucky, 1979-83, born in Denton, Texas (d. 2020)
  • 1949-06-29 Ann Veneman, 5th Executive Director of UNICEF and 27th United States Secretary of Agriculture, born in Modesto, California
  • 1949-06-30 Eric Goetz, American shipbuilder (America's Cup 1995), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-07-03 Johnnie Wilder, Jr., American singer (Heatwave - "Always and Forever"), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • 1949-07-04 Tonio K. [Steven Krikorian], American singer (Romeo Unchained; 16 Tons of Monkeys), born in Palm Desert, California
  • 1949-07-08 Frank Delima, American comedian
  • 1949-07-10 John C. Whitehead, American R&B singer (McFadden & Whitehead - "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1949-07-12 Rick Hendrick, American NASCAR team owner (Hendrick Motorsports; 7 x NASCAR Cup Series titles), born in Palmer Springs, Virginia
  • 1949-07-17 Charlie Steiner, American sports broadcaster, born in Malverne, New York
  • 1949-07-28 Randall Wallace, American screenwriter and film producer (Braveheart), born in Jackson, Tennessee
  • 1949-07-30 Richard "Duck" Baker, American acoustic guitarist, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1949-08-02 James Fallows, American writer and journalist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1949-08-03 Reed Waller, American comic book author (Omaha the Cat Dancer)
  • 1949-08-09 Jonathan Kellerman, American writer (Alex Delaware novels), born in New York City
  • 1949-08-14 Bob Backlund, American wrestler, born in Princeton, Minnesota
  • 1949-08-17 Norm Coleman, American politician (Senator(R)-Minnesota 2003-09), born in New York City
  • 1949-08-21 Loretta Devine, American actress (Boston Public), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1949-08-28 Charles Rocket, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live), born in Bangor, Maine (d. 2005)
  • 1949-08-29 Stan Hansen, American pro wrestler, 1973-2001 (most successful gaijin in Japanese pro wrestling history), born in Knox City Texas
  • 1949-08-30 Christopher Collins, American actor (True Identity), voice actor (Cobra Commander-G.I. Joe) and comedian, born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1994)
  • 1949-08-30 Ted Ammon, American financier and investment banker, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1949-09-07 Barry Siegel, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize - A Father's Pain, a Judge's Duty, and a Justice Beyond Their Reach), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1949-09-15 Joe Barton, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives, 1985-2019), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1949-09-19 Barry Scheck, American lawyer and co-founder of Innocence Project, born in Queens, New York
  • 1949-09-20 Anthony Denison, American actor (The Closer), born in New York
  • 1949-09-22 Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist and author (d. 1999)
  • 1949-09-26 Jane Smiley, American novelist (Pulitzer 1991-A Thousand Acres), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-10-01 Isaac Bonewits, American author
  • 1949-10-03 Lindsey Buckingham, American guitarist, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1949-10-04 Stephen Gyllenhaal, American director

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 4401 - 4,500 of 4,916

  • 2012-12-24 Charles Durning, American actor (Fury, Sting, Tootsie), dies from natural causes at 89
  • 2012-12-24 Jack Klugman, American actor (Oscar-Odd Couple, Quincy, Goodbye Columbus), dies at 90
  • 2012-12-25 Frank Calabrese Sr [Frankie Breeze], American mafia hitman, dies at 75
  • 2012-12-27 Harry Carey Jr, American actor (Back to the Future Part III, Gremlins), dies from natural causes at 91
  • 2012-12-28 Jayne Cortez, African-American poet, dies at 76

Patti Page

2013-01-01 Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American pop singer ("With My Eyes Wide Open, I'm Dreaming"; "Tennessee Waltz") dies at 85

  • 2013-01-02 Margaret A. Brewer, American soldier & first female general officer in US Marine Corps, dies at 82
  • 2013-01-02 Ned Wertimer, American actor (The Jeffersons), dies from complications from a fall at 89
  • 2013-01-04 Sammy Johns, American country artist, dies at 66
  • 2013-01-04 Tony Lip [Frank Anthony Vallelonga], American author and actor (Sopranos, Donnie Brasco, Good Fellas), dies at 82
  • 2013-01-05 Bruce McCarty, American architect, dies at 92
  • 2013-01-08 Jeanne Manford, American gay rights activist, dies at 92
  • 2013-01-09 James M. Buchanan, American economist (Nobel Memorial 1986), dies at 93
  • 2013-01-10 Evan Connell, American author, dies at 88
  • 2013-01-11 Aaron H. Swartz, American computer programmer, dies from an apparent suicide at 26
  • 2013-01-14 Conrad Bain, Canadian actor (Maude, Diff'rent Strokes), dies from natural causes at 89
  • 2013-01-16 Abigail Van Buren [Pauline Phillips], American columnist and radio show host known for "Dear Abby" advice column, twin sister of fellow advice columnist Ann Landers (Eppie Lederer), dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 94
  • 2013-01-17 Robert F. Chew, American actor, dies from heart failure at 52

Earl Weaver

2013-01-19 Earl Weaver, American Baseball HOF manager (World Series 1970 Baltimore Orioles), dies from a heart attack at 82

Stan Musial

2013-01-19 Stan Musial, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (24 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1942, 44, 46; NL MVP 1943, 46, 48; 7 × NL batting champion; St Louis Cardinals), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92

  • 2013-01-20 Bob Engemann, American singer, (The Lettermen), dies at 77
  • 2013-01-22 Leslie Frankenheimer, American film set designer, dies from leukaemia at 64
  • 2013-01-30 Patty Andrews, American pop and swing jazz singer (The Andrews Sisters - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"; "Rum and Coca-Cola"), dies at 94

Ed Koch

2013-02-01 Ed Koch, American congressman and New York City Mayor (1977-89), dies of heart failure at 88

  • 2013-02-02 Chris Kyle, American sniper, is shot at 38
  • 2013-02-02 Walt Sweeney, American football offensive lineman (9 × Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1967, 68; San Diego Chargers), dies from pancreatic cancer at 71
  • 2013-02-03 Cardiss Collins, American politician (first African-American woman to represent the Midwest in Congress), dies at 81
  • 2013-02-09 Keiko Fukuda, Japanese-born American martial artist, dies at 99
  • 2013-02-10 W. Watts Biggers, American novelist (The Man Inside) and animator (Underdog), dies of a heart attack at 85
  • 2013-02-17 Mindy McCready, American country singer, commits suicide by gunshot at 37
  • 2013-02-18 Damon Harris, African-American soul singer (The Temptations-My Girl) dies from prostate cancer at 62
  • 2013-02-25 C Everett Koop, American pediatric surgeon, health administrator and 13th US Surgeon General (1982-89), dies at 96
  • 2013-02-27 Van Cliburn, American pianist (Tchaikovsky Competition winner, 1958), dies at 78
  • 2013-03-01 Bonnie Franklin, American actress, dies from pancreatic cancer at 69
  • 2013-03-03 Bobby Rogers, American pop and soul tenor vocalist (The Miracles - "You've Really Got a Hold on Me"), and songwriter ("Going To A Go-Go"; "The Way You Do the Things You Do"), dies from complications from diabetes at 73
  • 2013-03-04 Fran Warren [Wolff], American big band and pop singer ("A Sunday Kind of Love"; "I Said My Pajamas (and Put On My Pray'rs)"), dies on her 87th birthday
  • 2013-03-07 Claude King, American country music singer (Wolverton Mountain), dies at 90
  • 2013-03-13 Malachi Throne, American actor, dies at 84
  • 2013-03-14 Jack Greene, American country artist, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 83
  • 2013-03-15 Booth Gardner, American politician, dies from Parkinson's disease at 76
  • 2013-03-16 Bobby Smith, American R&B singer (The Spinners), dies from complications of influenza and pneumonia at 76
  • 2013-03-19 Harry Reems, American actor, dies from pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 2013-03-23 Virgil Trucks, American baseball pitcher (World Series 1945 Detroit Tigers; MLB All Star 1949, 54), dies at 95
  • 2013-03-25 Anthony Lewis, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize 195,1963) & author, dies from kidney and heart failure at 85
  • 2013-03-25 Lou Sleater, American MLB pitcher, dies from lung disease at 86
  • 2013-03-26 Don Payne, American television and screenwriter, dies from bone cancer at 48
  • 2013-03-30 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher, 1951-63, (New York Yankees, and 3 other teams), 3X All-Star, Cy Young and World Series MVP, 1958, dies from liver cancer at 82
  • 2013-03-30 Phil Ramone [Rabinowitz], American 14-time Grammy Award-winning music producer (Burt Bacharach; Paul Simon; Billy Joel; Tony Bennett), and studio owner (co-founded A&R Recording), dies from an aortic aneurysm at 79
  • 2013-04-03 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-American novelist and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary failure at 85
  • 2013-04-04 Carmine Infantino, American comic book artist, dies at 87
  • 2013-04-04 Roger Ebert, American film critic (Pulitzer Prize 1975), dies of cancer at 70
  • 2013-04-08 Annette Funicello, American actress (Mickey Mouse Club; Beach Blanket Bingo), and singer ("Tall Paul"). dies from multiple sclerosis complications at 70
  • 2013-04-09 David Hayes, American sculptor, dies from leukemia at 82
  • 2013-04-10 Jimmy Dawkins, American electric blues musician, dies at 76
  • 2013-04-11 Jonathan Winters, American comedian (J Winters Show, Mork & Mindy), dies from natural causes at 87

Maria Tallchief

2013-04-11 Maria Tallchief, American prima ballerina (The Nutcracker), dies at 88

  • 2013-04-12 Michael France, American screenwriter, dies from complications from diabetes at 51
  • 2013-04-12 Robert Byrne, American grand chess master, dies from Parkinson’s disease at 84
  • 2013-04-13 Chi Cheng, American Bassist (Deftones), dies at 42
  • 2013-04-15 Richard LeParmentier, American actor (Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope), dies at 66
  • 2013-04-15 Sal Castro, Mexican-American activist, dies from thyroid cancer at 79
  • 2013-04-20 Howard Phillips, American politician, dies from dementia and Alzheimer's disease at 72
  • 2013-04-22 Richie Havens, American singer-songwriter, and guitarist who opened the Woodstock Festival ("Freedom"; "Here Comes The Sun"), dies from a heart attack at 72
  • 2013-04-23 Robert W. Edgar, American businessman and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania's 7th district), dies from a heart attack at 69
  • 2013-04-25 Rick Camp, American MLB pitcher, dies of natural causes at 59
  • 2013-04-25 Virginia Gibson, American actress, dies at 88
  • 2013-04-26 George Jones, American country singer-songwriter ("Golden Rings"; "Oh Lonesome Me"), dies from hypoxic respiratory failure at 81
  • 2013-04-29 John La Montaine, American composer, dies at 93
  • 2013-05-02 Jeff Hanneman, American haevy metal guitarist (Slayer), dies from liver failure at 49
  • 2013-05-07 Ray Harryhausen, American movie special effect artist (Clash of Titans), dies at 92
  • 2013-05-08 Jeanne Cooper, American actress (Kay-The Young & Restless), dies at 84
  • 2013-05-13 Dr. Joyce Brothers, American psychologist, dies from respiratory failure at 85
  • 2013-05-16 Bernard Waber, American children's book author, dies from kidney failure at 88
  • 2013-05-16 Dick Trickle, American race car driver, commits suicide by gunshot at 71
  • 2013-05-17 Ken Venturi, American golfer, broadcaster (US Open 1964), dies from multiple infections at 82
  • 2013-05-18 Steve Forrest, American actor (SWAT), dies at 87
  • 2013-05-25 Marshall Lytle, American rock bassist (Bill Haley, 1951-55), dies from lung cancer at 79
  • 2013-05-26 Jack Vance, American sci-fi author, dies at 96
  • 2013-05-31 Jean Stapleton, American actress (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family), dies at 90
  • 2013-05-31 Tim Samaras, American tornado chaser, dies from tornado injuries at 55
  • 2013-06-03 Deacon Jones, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (8 × Pro Bowl; 5 × First-team All-Pro; LA Rams, SD Chargers), dies from natural causes at 73
  • 2013-06-03 Frank Lautenberg, American Politician, dies from complications from pneumonia at 89
  • 2013-06-06 Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (Dangerous When Wet), dies from natural causes at 91
  • 2013-06-06 Jerome Karle, American chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 94
  • 2013-06-08 Paul Cellucci, American politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 65
  • 2013-06-10 Barbara Vucanovich, American politician (1st Latina elected to the US House - (R) Nevada 1983-97), dies at 91
  • 2013-06-11 Miller Barber, American golfer (11 PGA, 3 US Senior Open titles), dies from lymphoma at 82
  • 2013-06-11 Robert Fogel, American economic historian (Nobel Prize 1993), dies at 86
  • 2013-06-15 Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist (Nobel 1982), dies from lymphoma at 77
  • 2013-06-19 Slim Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), dies from heart failure at 90
  • 2013-06-21 Edgeworth Blair "Elliott" Reid, American actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies from heart failure at 93
  • 2013-06-23 Bobby Bland, American blues and soul singer, dies at 83
  • 2013-06-23 Richard Matheson, American author and screenwriter, dies at 87
  • 2013-06-23 Sharon Stouder, American swimmer, dies at 64
  • 2013-06-24 Alan Myers, American rock drummer (Devo), dies of cancer at 58
  • 2013-07-01 William Gray III, American politician, dies from natural causes at 71
  • 2013-07-02 Arlan Stangeland, American politician, dies at 83

Douglas Engelbart

2013-07-02 Douglas Engelbart, American computer scientist (computer mouse, Engelbart's Law), dies at 88

  • 2013-07-07 Donald J. Irwin, American politician (32nd Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut), dies from heart failure at 86