United States of America in History (Part 45)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4401 - 4,500 of 9,878

  • 1948-04-29 Bruce Cutler, American attorney
  • 1948-05-03 Chris Mulkey, American actor (Cloverfield), born in Viroqua, Wisconsin
  • 1948-05-04 Hurley Haywood, American auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1977, 83, 94; 24 Hours of Daytona 1973, 75, 77, 79, 91), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948-05-26 Stevie [Stephanie] Nicks, American singer songwriter (Fleetwood Mac, Bella Donna), born in Phoenix, Arizona
  • 1948-05-30 Michael Piller, American screenwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1948-06-13 Joe Roth, American film executive, producer and film director (America's Sweethearts), born in NYC, New York
  • 1948-06-23 Darhyl S. Ramsey, American author
  • 1948-06-27 Camile Baudoin, American musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-07-02 Gene McFadden, American R&B singer-songwriter and producer (McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now), born in Olanta, South Carolina (d. 2006)
  • 1948-07-05 William Hootkins, American actor, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2005)
  • 1948-07-06 Tom Curley, American media executive (President of the Associated Press), born in Easton, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-07-12 Ben Burtt Jr., American sound designer, born in Jamesville, New York
  • 1948-07-12 Jay Thomas [Jon Thomas Terrell], American actor and comedian (Cheers, Murphy Brown), born in Kermit, Texas (d. 2017)
  • 1948-07-13 Tony Kornheiser, American sports journalist
  • 1948-07-15 Alicia Bridges, American pop singer ("I Love The Nightlife") born in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • 1948-07-21 Ed Hinton, American sportswriter
  • 1948-07-22 S. E. Hinton, American author
  • 1948-07-28 Gerald Casale, American musician and director (founding member of Devo), born in Ravenna, Ohio
  • 1948-08-07 Marty Appel, American public relations executive and author, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-08-14 Terry Adams, American piano player and composer (NRBQ - Me And The Boys), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1948-08-17 Rod MacDonald, American musician
  • 1948-08-27 Sgt. Slaughter, American professional wrestler, born in Meeker County, Minnesota
  • 1948-08-30 Lewis Black, American stand-up comedian (Lewis Black's Root of All Evil), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948-08-31 Lowell Ganz, American screenwriter
  • 1948-09-15 Suzyn Waldman, American Sportscaster
  • 1948-09-20 George R. R. Martin, American fantasy and sci-fi author (A Song of Ice and Fire), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1948-09-22 Jim Byrnes, American actor and musician
  • 1948-09-27 John K. Reed, American coral biologist
  • 1948-10-03 Michael Medved, American film critic
  • 1948-10-07 Diane Ackerman, American poet and essayist, born in Waukegan, Illinois

Person of interestJohnny Ramone

1948-10-08 Johnny Ramone [Cummings], American rock guitarist (Ramones), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2004)

Guitarist Johnny Ramone
Guitarist
Johnny Ramone
  • 1948-10-08 Benjamin Cheever, American novelist and editor (The Partisan)
  • 1948-10-10 Ed Volker, American musician (The Radiators), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-10-13 John Ford Coley, American musician (England Dan & John Ford Coley), 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 journalist
  • 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 George Zimmer, American entrepreneur
  • 1948-11-21 Alphonse Mouzon, American jazz musician (Weather Report, Tenacious Records), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 2016)
  • 1948-11-23 Bruce Vilanch, American comedy writer
  • 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, 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

Person of interestPeter Agre

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

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre
  • 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 Dan Bunten, American software developer (d. 1998)
  • 1949-02-19 William Messner-Loebs, American comics writer
  • 1949-02-25 Ric Flair, American professional wrestler (NWA/WWF/WCW/AWA), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1949-02-26 Elizabeth George, American novelist, 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 Indian Larry, American stuntsman (d. 2004)
  • 1949-04-28 Bruno Kirby, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 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
  • 1949-05-28 Wendy O. Williams, American musician (The Plasmatics) (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

Person of interestMeryl Streep

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

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
  • 1949-06-25 Phyllis George, Miss America (1971) and sportscaster (CBS), born in Denton, Texas (d. 2020)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4401 - 4,500 of 4,972

  • 2012-08-14 Ron Palillo, American actor (Arnold Horshack-Welcome Back Kotter), dies from a heart attack at 63
  • 2012-08-14 Phyllis Thaxter, American actress (Nora, Fort Worth), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
  • 2012-08-15 Harry [Maxwell] Harrison, American author, dies at 87
  • 2012-08-16 William Windom, American actor, dies from heart failure at 88
  • 2012-08-18 Scott McKenzie, American singer, dies at 73
  • 2012-08-19 Tony Scott, English film director and producer (Top Gun, Revenge, Days of Thunder), commits suicide at 68
Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller
  • 2012-08-21 William Thurston, American mathematician, dies from melanoma at 65
  • 2012-08-23 Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer, dies from prostate cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 78
  • 2012-08-23 Steve Van Buren, American Hall of Fame NFL halfback, dies from pneumonia at 91

Person of interestNeil Armstrong

2012-08-25 Neil Armstrong, American astronaut, dies from heart surgery complications at 82

Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong
Astronaut & 1st Man on the Moon
Neil Armstrong
  • 2012-09-01 Hal David, American lyricist (Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head), dies at 91
  • 2012-09-03 Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor (The Green Mile), dies from respiratory failure at 54
  • 2012-09-05 Joe South, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, dies from heart failure at 72
  • 2012-09-06 Art Modell [Arthur Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), dies from heart failure at 87 (b. 1925)
  • 2012-09-10 Steven Springer, American guitarist, dies from lung cancer at 60
  • 2012-09-10 Lance LeGault, American actor (The A-Team), dies at 75
  • 2012-09-16 John Ingle, American actor (Edward Quartermaine-General Hospital), dies from cancer at 84
  • 2012-09-17 Russell E. Train, American environmentalist and administrator (EPA, WWF), dies at 92
  • 2012-09-18 Jack Kralick, American MLB pitcher, dies from complications from strokes at 77

Person of interestSteve Sabol

2012-09-18 Steve Sabol, American filmmaker, dies from brain cancer at 69

Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • 2012-09-25 Andy Williams, American singer (Moon River, Andy Williams Show), dies from bladder cancer at 84
  • 2012-09-26 Johnny Lewis, American actor, dies from injuries from a fall at 28
  • 2012-09-27 R. B. Greaves, American singer, dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • 2012-09-27 Eddie Bert, American bebop jazz trombonist, dies at 90
  • 2012-10-09 Harris Savides, American cinematographer., dies from brain cancer at 55
  • 2012-10-14 Kyle Bennett, American BMX racer, dies in a traffic collision at 33
  • 2012-10-17 Stanford Robert Ovshinsky, American inventor and scientist, dies from prostate cancer at 89
  • 2012-10-18 David Spencer Ware, American free jazz saxophonist, dies at 62
  • 2012-10-21 Dann Cahn, American film editor, dies of natural causes at 89
  • 2012-10-22 Russell Means, Native American activist, dies from esophageal cancer at 72
  • 2012-10-22 Arthur Jensen, American psychologist, dies at 89
  • 2012-11-02 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1956), dies from prostate cancer and diabetes at 78
  • 2012-11-04 Ted Curson, American jazz trumpeter, dies from a heart attack at 77
  • 2012-11-05 Charles V. Bush, African-American pioneer (1st African-American US Air Force Academy Graduate and US Supreme Court Page), dies from colon cancer at 72
  • 2012-11-05 Elliott Carter, American composer, dies from natural causes at 103
  • 2012-11-05 Stalking Cat [Dennis Avner], American body modifier, dies at 54
  • 2012-11-06 M-16 [Ernest Mateen], American cruiserweight boxing champion, dies at 46
  • 2012-11-07 Carmen Basilio, American boxer (World Welterweight tile 1955-56; Middleweight title 1957-58), dies from pneumonia at 85
  • 2012-11-08 Lucille Bliss, American voice actress (Cinderella, The Secret of NIMH), dies from natural causes at 96
  • 2012-11-12 Sergio Oliva, American body builder (The Myth, IFBB Mr. Olympia, 1967-9), dies at 71
  • 2012-11-23 Larry Hagman, American actor (I Dream of Jeannie, Dallas), dies of complications from throat cancer at 81
  • 2012-11-27 Marvin Miller, American baseball executive (Major League Baseball Players Association 1966-1982), dies at 95
  • 2012-11-28 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, dies at 90
  • 2012-12-04 Jack Brooks, American politician, dies at 89
  • 2012-12-04 Besse Cooper, American supercentenarian and world
  • 2012-12-05 Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist and composer (Gates of Justice), dies from heart failure at 91

Person of interestJenni Rivera

2012-12-09 Jenni Rivera, Mexican-American singer-songwriter, dies in a plane crash at 43

Singer Jenni Rivera
Singer
Jenni Rivera
  • 2012-12-09 Norman Joseph Woodland, American inventor (barcode), dies at 91
  • 2012-12-17 Daniel K. Inouye, American politician (US Senator, 1963-2012), dies from respiratory complications at 88
  • 2012-12-19 Robert Bork, American legal scholar/jurist, dies from heart disease at 85
  • 2012-12-20 Jimmy McCracklin, American pianist, dies from diabetes and hypertension at 91
  • 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

Person of interestPatti Page

2013-01-01 Patti Page [Clara Ann Fowler], American pop singer, dies at 85

Singer Patti Page
Singer
Patti Page
  • 2013-01-02 Ned Wertimer, American actor (The Jeffersons), dies from complications from a fall at 89
  • 2013-01-02 Margaret A. Brewer, American soldier & first female general officer in US Marine Corps, dies at 82
  • 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

Person of interestStan Musial

2013-01-19 Stan Musial, American MLB hall of famer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • 2013-01-19 Earl Weaver, American hall of fame MLB manager, dies from a heart attack at 82
  • 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 singer (Andrews Sisters), dies at 94
  • 2013-02-01 Ed Koch, American congressman and New York City Mayor (1977-89), dies from heart failure at 88
  • 2013-02-02 Chris Kyle, American sniper, is shot at 38
  • 2013-02-02 Walter Francis Sweeney, American NFL guard (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 and animator, dies 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 vocalist, dies from complications from diabetes at 73
  • 2013-03-04 Fran Warren, American singer, dies at 87
  • 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 MLB pitcher (two-time All Star), dies at 95
  • 2013-03-25 Lou Sleater, American MLB pitcher, dies from lung disease at 86
  • 2013-03-25 Anthony Lewis, American journalist (Pulitzer Prize 195,1963) & author, dies from kidney and heart failure at 85
  • 2013-03-26 Don Payne, American television and screen writer, dies from bone cancer at 48
  • 2013-03-30 Phil Ramone [Rabinowitz], South-African born American music producer (co-founded A&R records), dies from an aortic aneurysm at 79
  • 2013-03-30 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher, dies from liver cancer at 82