United States of America in History (Part 45)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4401 - 4,500 of 10,137


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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)
  • 1948-01-16 Ruth Reichl, American magazine editor
  • 1948-01-20 Nancy Kress, American writer
  • 1948-01-22 Gilbert Levine, American conductor, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1948-01-22 Northern Calloway, American actor (d. 1990)
  • 1948-02-08 Lynda Lyon Block, American convicted murderer (d. 2002)

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1948-02-12 Raymond Kurzweil, American inventor and author (Kurzweil reading machine, text-to-speech synthesis), born in NYC, New York

Inventor and Author Raymond Kurzweil
Inventor and Author
Raymond Kurzweil
  • 1948-02-15 Art Spiegelman, American cartoonist
  • 1948-02-18 Tony Anselmo, American animator and cartoon voice actor
  • 1948-02-19 Big John Studd, American professional wrestler (d. 1995)
  • 1948-02-22 John Ashton, American actor
  • 1948-02-23 Doug Moench, American comic book writer
  • 1948-03-04 James Ellroy, American writer
  • 1948-03-04 Jean O'Leary, American gay and lesbian rights activist and politician (d. 2005)
  • 1948-03-13 Robert S. Woods, American actor (Bo-One Life to Live, Waltons), born in Maywood, California
  • 1948-03-14 Tom Coburn, American politician, junior senator from Oklahoma
  • 1948-03-15 Kate Bornstein, American author
  • 1948-03-18 Lockwood Phillips, American radio host
  • 1948-03-22 Wolf Blitzer, American television journalist
  • 1948-03-23 David Olney, American musician
  • 1948-03-28 Gerry House, American radio personality
  • 1948-04-04 Dan Simmons, American writer
  • 1948-04-06 Patrika Darbo, American actress
  • 1948-04-07 Carol Douglas, American singer
  • 1948-04-12 Sandra "Lois" Reeves, American singer
  • 1948-04-15 Michael Kamen, American composer (d. 2003)
  • 1948-04-20 Gregory Itzin, American actor
  • 1948-04-24 Paul Cellucci, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, (d. 2013)
  • 1948-04-29 Reb Brown, actor (Cage, Yor, Capt America, Fast Break), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1948-04-29 Bruce Cutler, American attorney
  • 1948-05-03 Chris Mulkey, American actor
  • 1948-05-04 Hurley Haywood, American race car driver, and three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans
  • 1948-05-25 Sgt. Slaughter, American professional wrestler
  • 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 executive, producer and film director
  • 1948-06-23 Darhyl S. Ramsey, American author
  • 1948-06-27 Camile Baudoin, American musician
  • 1948-07-02 Gene McFadden, American songwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1948-07-05 William Hootkins, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1948-07-06 Tom Curley, American media executive
  • 1948-07-12 Ben Burtt, American sound designer
  • 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 singer
  • 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
  • 1948-08-14 Terry Adams, American musician (NRBQ)
  • 1948-08-17 Rod MacDonald, American musician
  • 1948-08-30 Lewis Black, American comedian
  • 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
  • 1948-10-05 Tawl Ross, American musician (P Funk)
  • 1948-10-07 Diane Ackerman, American poet and essayist

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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
  • 1948-10-10 Ed Volker, American musician
  • 1948-10-13 John Ford Coley, American musician
  • 1948-10-13 Ted Poe, American politician
  • 1948-10-14 Harry Anderson, American actor
  • 1948-10-14 David Ruprecht, American game show host
  • 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
  • 1948-11-01 Anna Stuart, American Actress (Another World, All My Children)
  • 1948-11-10 Aaron Brown, American broadcast journalist
  • 1948-11-10 Hugh Moffatt, American songwriter
  • 1948-11-16 Bonnie Greer, American playwright and critic
  • 1948-11-17 Howard Dean, American politician
  • 1948-11-20 John R. Bolton, American ambassador
  • 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. Coraghessan Boyle, American writer

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4401 - 4,500 of 5,043

  • 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/actor, 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

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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

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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
  • 2012-05-06 George Lindsey, American actor, dies at 83
  • 2012-05-08 Maurice Sendak, American author and illustrator, dies at 83
  • 2012-05-08 Nicholas Katzenbach, American Attorney General, dies at 90
  • 2012-05-10 Evelyn Johnson, American pilot, dies at 102
  • 2012-05-10 Carroll Shelby, American automobile designer, dies at 89
  • 2012-05-13 Donald "Duck" Dunn, American bassist, dies at 70
  • 2012-05-16 James Abdnor, American senator, dies at 89

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2012-05-17 Donna Summer, American singer (Love to Love You Baby), dies from lung cancer at 63

Singer Donna Summer
Singer
Donna Summer
  • 2012-05-22 Wesley Brown, 1st African American US Naval Academy graduate, dies at 85
  • 2012-05-23 Paul Fussell, American historian, dies from natural causes at 88
  • 2012-05-29 Doc Watson, American bluegrass musician, dies from complications following surgery at 89
  • 2012-06-02 Kathryn Joosten, american actress, dies from lung cancer at 72
  • 2012-06-02 Richard Dawson, English-American actor, dies from esophageal cancer at 79
  • 2012-06-05 Ray Bradbury, American author (Fahrenheit 451), dies at 91
  • 2012-06-07 Bob Welch, American musician, commits suicide by gunshot at 66
  • 2012-06-08 Frank Cady, American actor, dies at 96
  • 2012-06-11 Norman F Lent, American republican Congressman, dies from cancer at 81

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2012-06-12 Henry Hill Jr., American mobster and FBI informant, dies from a heart condition at 69

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • 2012-06-13 William S. Knowles, American chemist and Nobel laureate, dies from complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 95

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2012-06-17 Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cop, dies at 47

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 2012-06-19 Richard Lynch, American actor, dies at 76 (body found on this date)
  • 2012-06-20 LeRoy Neiman, American painter, dies at 91
  • 2012-06-26 Ann Curtis, American Olympic swimmer, dies at 86
  • 2012-06-26 Nora Ephron, American author/screenwriter, dies from pneumonia at 71
  • 2012-06-27 Don Grady [Agrati], American actor, dies from cancer at 68
  • 2012-07-01 Evelyn Lear, American operatic soprano, dies at 86
  • 2012-07-03 Andy Griffith, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 86
  • 2012-07-04 Jimmy Bivins [James], American Hall of Fame boxer, dies from pneumonia at 92

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2012-07-08 Ernest Borgnine, American actor (Ice station Zebra, Marty), dies from renal failure at 95

  • 2012-07-13 Richard Darryl Zanuck, American Academy Award winning film producer, dies from a heart attack at 77
  • 2012-07-15 Celeste Holm, American actress (Gentleman's Agreement, All About Eve), dies at 95
  • 2012-07-16 Kitty Wells, American country singer, dies from complications after a stroke at 92
  • 2012-07-17 William Raspberry, American columnist (Pulitzer 1994), dies at 76
  • 2012-07-21 Alexander Cockburn, Scottish-born American journalist, dies from cancer at 72
  • 2012-07-22 George A. Miller, American psychologist, dies at 92

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2012-07-23 Sally Ride, American astronaut and 1st American woman in space, dies of pancreatic cancer at 61

1st American Woman in Space Sally Ride
1st American Woman in Space
Sally Ride
  • 2012-07-24 Chad Everett, American actor, dies from lung cancer at 75
  • 2012-07-24 Sherman Hemsley, American Actor, dies from natural causes at 74
  • 2012-07-24 Robert Ledley, American scientist (invented the CT scanner), dies at 86
  • 2012-07-27 Norman Alden, American actor, dies from natural causes at 87
  • 2012-07-27 R G Armstrong, American actor and playwright, dies at 95
  • 2012-07-27 Tony Martin, American singer, dies from natural causes at 98
  • 2012-07-31 Gore Vidal, American author, dies from pneumonia at 86
  • 2012-08-02 Marguerite Piazza, American operatic soprano, dies at 86
  • 2012-08-02 Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (Handy Man), dies at 75
  • 2012-08-06 Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor, diest at 68
  • 2012-08-06 Ruggiero Ricci, American composer/violinist, dies from heart failure at 94
  • 2012-08-10 Al Freeman Jr, American actor, dies at 78
  • 2012-08-13 Helen Gurley Brown, American author/publisher, dies at 90
  • 2012-08-14 Ron Palillo, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 63
  • 2012-08-14 Phyllis Thaxter, American actress, 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

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2012-08-20 Phyllis Diller, American comedienne and actress, dies from natural causes at 95

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

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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, 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, dies at 75
  • 2012-09-16 John Ingle, American actor, dies from cancer at 84
  • 2012-09-17 Russell E. Train, American environmentalist, dies at 92
  • 2012-09-18 Jack Kralick, American MLB pitcher, dies from complications from strokes at 77

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

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • 2012-09-25 Andy Williams, American singer, 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
  • 2012-10-13 Gary Ennis Collins, American film and television actor, dies from natural causes at 74
  • 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