United States of America in History (Part 46)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4501 - 4,600 of 9,768

  • 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

Bill James

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

  • 1949-10-05 B. W. Stevenson, American country singer, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1988)
  • 1949-10-11 Greg Douglass, American rock guitarist, and vocalist (Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra), born in Oakland, California
  • 1949-10-13 Tom Mees, American sports broadcaster, born in Springfield, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1949-10-14 Katha Pollitt, American poet and writer, born in Brooklyn Heights, New York
  • 1949-10-22 Stiv Bators [Steven Bator], American punk rock singer and guitarist (The Dead Boys), born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1990)
  • 1949-10-23 Nick Tosches, American writer (bio of Jerry Lee Lewis), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1949-10-27 Clifford Antone, American businessman, born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 2006)
  • 1949-10-29 James Williamson, American guitarist (The Stooges), born in Castroville, Texas

Anna Wintour

1949-11-03 Anna Wintour, English-American editor (Editor of US Vogue), born in London, England

  • 1949-11-03 Mike Evans, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1949-11-05 Armin Shimerman, American actor (Principal Snyder-Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Lakewood, New Jersey
  • 1949-11-05 Jimmie Spheeris, American singer and songwriter ("You Must Be Laughing Somewhere"), born in Phenix City, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • 1949-11-07 Steven Stucky, American composer (Los Angeles Philharmonic, 1988-2009), 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, US Rep, Virginia (2005-09), born in Elyria, Ohio
  • 1949-11-22 Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-06), born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-11-22 David Pietrusza, American baseball historian
  • 1949-11-26 Juanin Clay, American actress (The Legend of the Lone Ranger), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1995)
  • 1949-11-29 Wayne Cowan [Dutch Mantel], American wrestler, born in South Carolina
  • 1949-11-29 Jerry Lawler, American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1949-11-30 Billy Drago, American character actor, specializing in roles as a villain (Pale Rider; The Untouchables), born in Hugoton, Kansas (d. 2019)
  • 1949-12-06 Linda Creed, American singer and songwriter ("The Greatest Love Of All"; "You Make Me Feel Brand New"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • 1949-12-06 Doug Marlette, American editorial cartoonist (Kudzu), born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 2007)
  • 1949-12-19 Nancy Kyes, American actress
  • 1949-12-23 [Steven] Adrian Belew, American new wave and progressive rock singer and guitarist (Frank Zappa; David Bowie; King Crimson, 1981-2009; The Bears), born in Covington, Kentucky
  • 1949-12-24 Randy Neugebauer, American politician, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1949-12-25 Joe Louis Walker, American electric blues guitarist, singer, songwriter, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1949-12-31 Ellen Datlow, American editor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1949-12-31 Susan Shwartz, American author, born in Youngstown, Ohio
  • 1950-01-02 David Shifrin, American classical clarinetist, born in Queens, New York
  • 1950-01-12 Sheila Jackson Lee, American politician, born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-01-12 Ricky Ray Rector, American murderer (d. 1992)
  • 1950-01-13 John McNaughton, American film director
  • 1950-01-20 Edward Hirsch, American poet, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950-01-24 Benjamin Urrutia, Ecuadorian-born American writer, born in Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • 1950-01-26 Janet Lupo, American model, born in Hoboken, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1950-01-28 Bob Hay, American songwriter and musician (Squalls; Jolly Beggars), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan t
  • 1950-01-30 Trinidad Silva, American character actor (Hill St Blues -"Jesus Martinez"), born in Mission, Texas (d. 1988)
  • 1950-02-08 Cristina Ferrare, American supermodel and actress, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1950-02-09 Richard F. Colburn, American politician, Senator (R) Maryland (1995-2015), born in Easton, Maryland
  • 1950-02-14 Roger Fisher, American musician (Heart)

George Thorogood

1950-02-24 George Thorogood, American singer and guitarist (The Delaware Destroyers - "Bad to the Bone"), born in Wilmington, Delaware

  • 1950-03-02 Jeffrey Chodorow, American restaurateur and financier
  • 1950-03-12 Wheeler Winston Dixon, American filmmaker, critic and author
  • 1950-03-13 Charles Krauthammer, American conservative political commentator and psychiatrist (The Washington Post), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1950-03-20 Tom Towles, American actor (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1950-03-23 Anthony De Longis, American actor
  • 1950-03-25 Chuck Greenberg, American jazz and new age saxophonist, composer, and producer (Shadowfax), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1950-03-26 Alan Silvestri, American film score composer (Back To The Future films; Forrest Gump, Cosmos), born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-04-10 Barry M. Riemer, American author (The Great American Con Machine)
  • 1950-04-14 Francis Collins, American scientist who led the Human Genome Project, born in Staunton, Virgibia
  • 1950-04-17 L. Scott Caldwell, American actress (Rose-Lost), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950-04-17 Bruce McNall, American former NHL team owner, born in Arcadia, California
  • 1950-04-18 Kenny Ortega, American film and TV producer (High School Musical trilogy), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1950-04-20 Steve Erickson, American novelist (American Nomad), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1950-04-29 Debbie Stabenow, American politician (Senator-D-Michigan 2001-), born in Gladwin, Michigan
  • 1950-05-01 Dann Florek, American actor (Law & Order), born in Flat Rock, Michigan
  • 1950-05-07 Randall 'Tex' Cobb, American boxer and actor, born in Bridge City, Texas

Tim Russert

1950-05-07 Tim Russert, American television journalist and host of NBC's Meet the Press, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2008)

Stevie Wonder

1950-05-13 Stevie Wonder [Stevland Hardaway Morris], American singer-songwriter ("You Are The Sunshine Of My Life"; "Sir Duke"), born in Saginaw, Michigan

  • 1950-05-15 Nicholas Hammond, American actor (The Amazing Spider-Man), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1950-05-17 Howard Ashman, American playwright and lyricist (Little Shop of Horrors: The Little Mermaid), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1991)
  • 1950-05-24 Larry Seidlin, American judge (judge during the infamous Anna Nicole Smith body custody hearing after her death), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1950-05-28 Jim Harris, American professional wrestler
  • 1950-06-03 Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter (E.T.), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1950-06-05 J. J. Bittenbinder, American television host and author
  • 1950-06-07 Gary Graham, American actor (Alien Nation, Star Trek: Enterprise), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1950-06-19 Ann Wilson, American musician (Heart - "Barracuda"; "What About Love"), born in San Diego, California
  • 1950-07-01 David Duke, American white nationalist politician and K.K.K. member, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 1950-07-03 James Hahn, American politician and incumbent judge on the Los Angeles County Superior Court, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950-07-06 John Byrne, American author and artist of superhero comics (X-Men), born in Walsall, Staffordshire, England
  • 1950-07-09 Gwen Guthrie, American R&B, soul, and dance singer-songwriter ("Ain't Nothin' Goin' On But The Rent"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1950-07-11 Bruce McGill, American actor
  • 1950-07-17 P.J. Soles, German-born American actress, born in Frankfurt, Germany
  • 1950-07-18 Glenn Hughes, American singer (Village People), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1950-07-19 Freddy Moore, American rock musician and songwriter, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1950-07-23 Alex Kozinski, Romanian-American Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1950-07-26 Rich Vogler, American race car driver, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • 1950-08-12 Jim Beaver, American actor and writer
  • 1950-08-15 Tom Kelly, American baseball manager (Minnesota Twins), born in Graceville, Minnesota
  • 1950-08-16 Marshall Manesh, Iranian-born American actor
  • 1950-08-21 Arthur Bremer, American criminal who shot George Wallace in May 1972 leaving him paralyzed, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1950-08-24 Tim White, American paleoanthropologist best known for leading the team which discovered Ardi, the type specimen of Ardipithecus ramidus, a 4.4 million-year-old likely human ancestor, born in Los Angeles County, California
  • 1950-08-25 Charles Fambrough, American jazz bassist (Jazz Messengers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • 1950-08-26 Benjamin Hendrickson, American stage and screen actor (As The World Turns, 1985-2006 - "Hal Munson"), born in Huntington, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1950-08-29 Dave Reichert, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington) and sheriff, born in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
  • 1950-09-02 Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
  • 1950-09-03 Doug Pinnick, American bassist and singer (King's X), born in Braidwood, Illinois
  • 1950-09-08 Mike Simpson, American politician (Rep-(R)-Idaho 1999-), born in Burley, Idaho
  • 1950-09-14 Michael Nifong, American attorney, born in Wilmington, North Carolina
  • 1950-09-16 Loyd Grossman, American-British television presenter (MasterChef 1990-2000), born in Marblehead, Massachusetts
  • 1950-09-19 Joan Lunden, American journalist and news host (Good Morning America), born in Fair Oaks, California
  • 1950-09-28 Laurie Lewis, American musician
  • 1950-10-01 Jeane Manson, American singer and actress,, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1950-10-05 Edward P. Jones, American writer (The Known World), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1950-10-09 Jody Williams, American political activist and aid worker (Nobel Peace Prize 1997), born in Rutland, Vermont
  • 1950-10-10 Nora Roberts, American novelist (Angels Fall), born in Silver Spring, Maryland

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4501 - 4,600 of 4,919

  • 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
  • 2013-07-11 Eugene Wilkinson, American naval officer, dies at 94
  • 2013-07-22 Dennis Farina, American actor, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 69
  • 2013-07-26 J. J. Cale, American rock guitarist and songwriter ("After Midnight": "Call Me The Breeze"; "Cocaine"), dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 2013-07-27 Lindy Boggs [Marie Corinne Morrison Claiborne Boggs], American political administrator, dies from natural causes at 97
  • 2013-07-31 Michael Ansara, American actor (Broken Arrow, Centennial), dies at 91
  • 2013-08-05 George Duke, American Grammy Award-winning jazz and funk keyboard player, and composer, dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67
  • 2013-08-08 Regina Resnik, American operatic singer, dies at 90
  • 2013-08-08 Karen Black, American actress (5 Easy Pieces, Pyx), dies from ampullary cancer at 74
  • 2013-08-10 Eydie Gorm√© [Edithe Gormezano], American Grammy and Emmy Award-winning pop singer ("Blame It On The Bossa Nova"), American singer, dies at 84
  • 2013-08-13 (Thomas Paul) "Tompall" Glaser, American country singer ("Put Another Log on the Fire"), dies at 79
  • 2013-08-14 Allen Lanier, American rock keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist (Blue Oyster Cult), dies from complications from COPD at 67
  • 2013-08-14 Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, dies at 43
  • 2013-08-20 Elmore Leonard, American author (Glitz, Mr Majestyk, Touch, 52 Pick-Up), dies from complications from a stroke at 87
  • 2013-08-21 Sid Bernstein, American music producer/promoter, dies at 95
  • 2013-08-23 William Glasser, American psychiatrist, dies from respiratory failure from pneumonia at 88
  • 2013-08-24 Julie Harris, American actress (The Bell Jar: I Am A Camera; East of Eden), dies of, heart failure at 87

Tommy Morrison

2013-09-01 <a href="/people/tommy-morrison">Tommy Morrison, American boxer (WBO heavyweight title 1993) and actor (Rocky V), dies from AIDS at 44

  • 2013-09-02 Frederik Pohl, American sci-fi author (3 Hugo, Gateway, Bipohl), dies at 93
  • 2013-09-10 Clay Shaw, American politician (Rep-R-FL, 1981-2007), dies from lung cancer at 74

Ray Dolby

2013-09-12 Ray Dolby, American engineer, sound expert, and inventor (Dolby noise reduction system), dies of leukemia at 80

  • 2013-09-17 Marvin Rainwater, American country and rockabilly singer, dies from heart failure at 88

Ken Norton

2013-09-18 Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer who had 3 famous fights with Muhammad Ali, dies at 70

  • 2013-09-18 Richard C. Sarafian, American director and actor (Foley Square), dies from complications from pneumonia at 83
  • 2013-09-22 David Hubel, Canadian-born American neurologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • 2013-09-27 Jay Robinson, American actor (Born Again, Malibu Bikini Shop), dies at 83
  • 2013-10-06 Will Ogdon, American composer, dies at 92
  • 2013-10-08 Rod Grams, American politician and television anchor, dies from cancer at 65
  • 2013-10-10 Scott Carpenter, American astronaut (Mercury 7-Aurora 7), dies from complications from a stroke at 88
  • 2013-10-12 Oscar Hijuelos, American novelist (The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love),¬†dies from a heart attack at 62
  • 2013-10-16 Ed Lauter, American actor (The Artist, The Number 23), dies from mesothelioma at 74
  • 2013-10-18 Bill Young, American politician, dies from complications from a back injury at 82
  • 2013-10-18 Tom Foley, American politician (Rep-D, 1965-1995) and speaker of the house (1989-95), dies from complications from a stroke at 84
  • 2013-10-21 Major R Owens, American politician (Rep-D-NY, 1983-2007), dies at 77
  • 2013-10-25 Marcia Wallace, American actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show), dies from pneumonia at 70
  • 2013-10-25 Hal Needham, American stuntman, dies from cancer at 82
  • 2013-10-27 Lou Reed, American rock singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground - "Sweet Jane"; solo -"Take A Walk On The Wild Side"), dies from liver disease at 71
  • 2013-10-28 Ike Skelton, American politician, dies from pneumonia at 81
  • 2013-10-30 Frank Wess, American jazz musician, dies from a heart attack at 91
  • 2013-11-11 George Reinholt, American actor (Steve-Another World, One Life to Live), dies at 73
  • 2013-11-13 Barbara Lawrence, American model, actress, and real estate agent (Oklahoma!, A Letter to Three Wives), dies of kidney failure at 83
  • 2013-11-26 Tony Musante, American actor (David Toma-Toma, Nowhere to Hide), dies from complications following surgery at 77

Paul Walker

2013-11-30 Paul Walker, American actor (The Fast and the Furious), dies in a car accident at 40

  • 2013-12-08 Don Mitchell, American actor, dies at 70
  • 2013-12-09 Eleanor Parker, American actress (Caged, Detective Story, Hans Brinker), dies from pneumonia at 91
  • 2013-12-10 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist and composer, dies at 83
  • 2013-12-12 Audrey Totter, American actress (Carpetbaggers, Set-Up, The Unsuspected), dies from a stroke at 95

Joan Fontaine

2013-12-15 Joan Fontaine [de Haviland], British-American actress (Gunga Din; Ivanhoe; Rebecca), dies of natural causes at 96

  • 2013-12-16 Ray Price, American singer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 87
  • 2013-12-21 Eli Beeding, American Air Force Captain and rocket test pilot, dies at 85
  • 2013-12-31 James Avery, American actor, dies from complications from surgery at 68
  • 2014-01-02 Jay Traynor, American singer (Jay and the Americans), dies of liver cancer at 70

Phil Everly

2014-01-03 Phil Everly, American rock and roll singer-guitarist (The Everly Brothers - "Bye, Bye Love"; "Wake Up Little Susie"; "When WIll I Be Loved"), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 74

  • 2014-01-05 Carmen Zapata, American actress (Hagen, Viva Valdez, Man & the City), dies at 86
  • 2014-01-09 Dale T. Mortensen, American economist and Nobel laureate, dies at 74
  • 2014-01-16 Russell Johnson, American television and film actor, best known for his role as "The Professor" on Gilligan's Island, dies of kidney failure at 89
  • 2014-01-16 Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor (Charlotte's Web, Alice, The Partridge Family), dies from heart and kidney failure at 82
  • 2014-01-18 Dennis Frederiksen, American rock singer, dies from liver cancer at 62
  • 2014-01-27 Pete Seeger, American folk singer (The Weavers - "Goodnight Irene") and activist, helped create the modern American folk music movement, dies at 94
  • 2014-01-31 Christopher Jones, American actor, dies from cancer at 72

Shirley Temple

2014-02-10 Shirley Temple, American actress and diplomat, famous 1930s child star (Bright Eyes, Heidi), dies of natural causes at 85

  • 2014-02-12 Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar, American comic actor and writer (Your Show of Shows), dies at 91
  • 2014-02-13 Ralph Waite, American actor, director and political candidate (Cool Hand Luke; The Waltons), dies at 85
  • 2014-02-16 Michael Shea, American sci-fi author (World Fantasy Award: Nifft the Lean, Growlimb), dies at 67
  • 2014-02-17 Bob Casale, American musician, dies from heart failure at 61
  • 2014-02-18 Maria Franziska von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer, dies at 99
  • 2014-02-19 Dale Gardner, American astronaut, dies from a brain aneurysm at 65
  • 2014-02-22 Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist and poet, dies at 98
  • 2014-02-24 Harold Ramis, American actor & director, dies from vasculitis at 69
  • 2014-02-26 Frank Reed, American R&B singer (Chi-Lites, 1988-2014), dies at 59
  • 2014-03-02 Justin Kaplan, American editor and biographer (Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain - Pulitzer Prize 1967), dies at 88
  • 2014-03-03 William R. Pogue, American astronaut, dies at 84
  • 2014-03-05 Geoff Edwards, American game show host, dies from pneumonia at 83
  • 2014-03-08 William Guarnere, American WWII veteran, dies at 90
  • 2014-03-21 James Rebhorn, American actor, dies from melanoma at 65
  • 2014-03-22 Patrice Wymore, American actress (The Big Tree), dies from natural causes at 87
  • 2014-04-03 Freda Kida, American cartoonist, dies at 93
  • 2014-04-05 John Pinette, American comedian and actor (The Punisher, Junior), dies from an pulmonary embolism at 50
  • 2014-04-06 Mickey Rooney, American Emmy award-winning actor (Boys Town, The Black Stallion), dies at 93
  • 2014-04-08 The Ultimate Warrior [James Brian Hellwig], American Hall of Fame professional wrestler, dies from a heart attack at 54
  • 2014-04-11 Jesse Winchester, American musician and songwriter, dies from bladder cancer at 69
  • 2014-04-20 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American boxer (famous murder conviction overturned after 19 years imprisonment), dies of prostate cancer at 76
  • 2014-04-28 Dennis Kamakahi, American Grammy Award-winning slack-key guitarist, dies from lung cancer at 61
  • 2014-04-28 Jack Ramsay, American Hall of Fame basketball coach (Portland Trail Blazers, 1977 NBA Champions), dies from cancer at 89
  • 2014-04-30 Leo Kraft, American composer, dies at 91
  • 2014-05-02 Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., American actor (77 Sunset Strip; Scruples; The F.B.I.), dies at 95
  • 2014-05-03 Gary Becker, American economist (Nobel 1992) and recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom 2007, dies from complications following surgery at 83
  • 2014-05-03 Jim Oberstar, American politician, dies at 79
  • 2014-05-06 Jimmy Ellis, American boxer & WBA heavyweight champion, dies from dementia at 74
  • 2014-05-07 Will Gaines, American-British tap dancer, dies at 86
  • 2014-05-08 Roger L. Easton, American scientist, inventor and designer of GPS, dies at 93
  • 2014-05-09 Mel Patton, American athlete (Olympic gold 200m, 4x100m relay 1948; WR 100 yards 9.2s 1948), dies at 89
  • 2014-05-11 Ed Gagliardi, American bass guitarist (Foreigner, 1976-79 - "Feels Like The First Time"), dies from cancer at 62
  • 2014-05-17 Gerald Edelman, American biochemist (Nobel 1972), dies from natural causes at 84
  • 2014-05-18 Jerry Vale [Gennaro Vitaliano], American pop singer ("Arriverderci Roma"; "Have You Looked Into Your Heart"), dies at 83
  • 2014-05-22 Mathew Cowles, American actor, dies at 69
  • 2014-05-23 Mona Freeman, American actress, dies at 87