United States of America in History (Part 46)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4501 - 4,600 of 10,137

  • 1948-12-18 Edmund "Ed" Kemper, American serial killer, born in Burbank, California
  • 1948-12-22 Lynne Thigpen, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1948-12-23 Leslie Moonves, American television executive
  • 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
  • 1949-01-10 James Lapine, American stage director
  • 1949-01-12 Michael W. Vannier, American radiologist
  • 1949-01-14 Mary Robison, American writer
  • 1949-01-18 Bill Keller, American newspaper editor
  • 1949-01-26 Jonathan Carroll, American author
  • 1949-01-27 Ethan Mordden, American author

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

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre
  • 1949-01-31 Ken Wilber, American philosopher
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1949-03-12 Moctesuma Esparza, Mexican-American producer and filmmaker
  • 1949-03-13 Julia Migenes, American soprano
  • 1949-03-20 Marcia Ball, American singer and pianist
  • 1949-03-23 Roland Lee, American Watercolor Artist
  • 1949-03-30 Naomi Sims, American fashion model and businesswoman
  • 1949-04-11 Carl Franklin, American actor
  • 1949-04-12 Scott Turow, American writer
  • 1949-04-14 DeAnne Julius, American/English economist
  • 1949-04-15 Craig Zadan, American film producer
  • 1949-04-16 Melody Patterson, American actress (F Troop), born in Inglewood, California (d. 2015)
  • 1949-04-18 Geoff Bodine, American race car driver
  • 1949-04-19 Larry Walters, American "lawn chair" pilot (d. 1993)
  • 1949-04-20 Veronica Cartwright, American actress
  • 1949-04-26 Jerry Blackwell, American wrestler (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 race car driver
  • 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
  • 1949-05-31 Nancy Shade, American soprano
  • 1949-06-06 Holly Near, American folksinger
  • 1949-06-08 Jeffrey Mylett, American actor (d. 1986)
  • 1949-06-14 Harry Turtledove, American author
  • 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

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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-Brown, Miss America (1971)/sportscaster (CBS), born in Denton, Texas
  • 1949-06-29 Ann Veneman, American politician
  • 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) (d. 2006)
  • 1949-07-04 Tonio K, American singer
  • 1949-07-08 Frank Delima, American comedian
  • 1949-07-10 John Whitehead, American singer and record producer
  • 1949-07-12 Rick Hendrick, American NASCAR team owner, and car dealer.
  • 1949-07-17 Charlie Steiner, American sports broadcaster
  • 1949-07-28 Randall Wallace, American screenwriter and film producer
  • 1949-07-30 Duck Baker, American guitarist
  • 1949-08-02 James Fallows, American journalist
  • 1949-08-03 Reed Waller, American comic book author
  • 1949-08-09 Jonathan Kellerman, American writer
  • 1949-08-14 Bob Backlund, American wrestler
  • 1949-08-16 Scott Asheton, American musician (The Stooges)
  • 1949-08-17 Norm Coleman, American politician
  • 1949-08-21 Loretta Devine, American actress (Boston Public), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1949-08-24 Charles Rocket, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1949-08-30 Ted Ammon, American financier (d. 2001)
  • 1949-08-30 Christopher Collins, American actor and comedian (d. 1994)
  • 1949-09-07 Barry Siegel, American journalist
  • 1949-09-15 Joe Barton, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives since 1985), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1949-09-18 Billy Drago, American actor known for his roles as a villain (Pale Rider, The Untouchables), born in Hugoton, Kansas
  • 1949-09-19 Barry Scheck, American lawyer, co-founder Innocence Project
  • 1949-09-20 Anthony Denison, American actor
  • 1949-09-22 Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist and author (d. 1999)
  • 1949-09-26 Jane Smiley, American novelist
  • 1949-10-01 Isaac Bonewits, American author
  • 1949-10-03 Lindsey Buckingham, American guitarist/lead singer (Fleetwood Mac), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1949-10-04 Stephen Gyllenhaal, American director

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1949-10-05 Bill James [George William James], American baseball writer and statistician ( sabermetrics), born in Holton, Kansas

Baseball Writer and Statistician Bill James
Baseball Writer and Statistician
Bill James
  • 1949-10-05 B. W. Stevenson, American singer (d. 1988)
  • 1949-10-11 Greg Douglas, American rock guitarist/vocalist (Steve Miller Band-Abracadabra), born in Oakland, California
  • 1949-10-12 Stan Hansen, American professional wrestler, born in Borger, Texas
  • 1949-10-13 Tom Mees, American sports broadcaster (d. 1996)
  • 1949-10-14 Katha Pollitt, American writer
  • 1949-10-22 Stiv Bators, American musician (The Dead Boys) (d. 1990)
  • 1949-10-23 Nick Tosches, American writer
  • 1949-10-27 Clifford Antone, American businessman, born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1949-10-29 James Williamson, American guitarist
  • 1949-11-03 Anna Wintour, English-American editor
  • 1949-11-03 Mike Evans, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1949-11-05 Armin Shimerman, American actor
  • 1949-11-05 Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
  • 1949-11-07 Steven Stucky, American composer (Los Angeles Philharmonic), born in Hutchinson, Kansas (d. 2016)
  • 1949-11-14 Phil Baron, American voice actor (Piglet), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1949-11-20 Thelma Drake, American politician
  • 1949-11-22 Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-06), born in New York City
  • 1949-11-22 David Pietrusza, American baseball historian

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4501 - 4,600 of 5,043

  • 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 [Carmine], American world welter and middleweight boxing champion, dies from pneumonia at 85
  • 2012-11-08 Lucille Bliss, American voice artist, dies from natural causes at 96
  • 2012-11-12 Sergio Oliva, American body builder, 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 union leader, 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, dies from heart failure at 91

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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, dies at 91
  • 2012-12-17 Daniel K. Inouye, American politician, 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, dies from natural causes at 89
  • 2012-12-24 Jack Klugman, American actor, 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

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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 and 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, American actor, 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 and nobel laureate, 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-born American actor, dies from natural causes at 89
  • 2013-01-16 Pauline Phillips, American advice columnist, dies from complications from Alzheimer's disease at 94
  • 2013-01-17 Robert F. Chew, American actor, dies from heart failure at 52
  • 2013-01-19 Milt Bolling, American MLB shortstop, dies from complications from heart surgery at 82

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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, dies from pancreatic cancer at 71
  • 2013-02-03 Cardiss Collins, American Congresswoman, dies at 81
  • 2013-02-08 James DePreist, American conductor, dies at 76
  • 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, American soul singer, dies from prostate cancer at 62
  • 2013-02-25 Charles Koop, American pediatric surgeon and health administrator, dies at 96
  • 2013-02-27 Van Cliburn, American pianist, 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, 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, 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, South-African born American music producer, dies from an aortic aneurysm at 79
  • 2013-03-30 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher, dies from liver cancer at 82
  • 2013-04-03 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, German-born British and 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 singer and actress (Mickey Mouse Club), 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

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2013-04-11 Maria Tallchief, American prima ballerina, dies at 88

Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Ballerina
Maria Tallchief
  • 2013-04-11 Jonathan Winters, American comedian and actor, dies from natural causes at 87
  • 2013-04-12 Robert Byrne, American grand chess master, dies from Parkinson’s disease at 84
  • 2013-04-12 Michael France, American screenwriter, dies from complications from diabetes at 51
  • 2013-04-13 Chi Cheng, American Bassist (Deftones), dies at 42
  • 2013-04-15 Sal Castro, Mexican-American activist, dies from thyroid cancer at 79
  • 2013-04-15 Richard LeParmentier, American actor, dies at 66
  • 2013-04-19 Allan Arbus, American actor, dies from heart failure at 95
  • 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, dies from a heart attack at 72
  • 2013-04-23 Robert Edgar, American Congressman, 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 musician (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 guitarist, dies from liver failure at 49
  • 2013-05-07 Ray Harryhausen, American visual effects creator, dies at 92
  • 2013-05-08 Jeanne Cooper, American actress, dies at 84
  • 2013-05-13 Joyce Brothers, American psychologist, dies from respiratory failure at 85
  • 2013-05-16 Dick Trickle, American race car driver, commits suicide by gunshot at 71
  • 2013-05-16 Bernard Waber, American children's book author, dies from kidney failure at 88
  • 2013-05-17 Alan O'Day, American rocker, dies from brain cancer at 72
  • 2013-05-17 Ken Venturi, American golfer and sports broadcaster, 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, dies from lung cancer at 79
  • 2013-05-26 Jack Vance, American sci-fi author, dies at 96
  • 2013-05-31 Tim Samaras, American tornado chaser, dies from tornado injuries at 55
  • 2013-05-31 Jean Stapleton, American actress, dies at 90