United States of America in History (Part 46)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4501 - 4,600 of 9,840

  • 1949-08-09 Jonathan Kellerman, American writer
  • 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)
  • 1949-08-30 Ted Ammon, American financier and investment banker, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 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)
  • 1949-09-07 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
  • 1949-09-18 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 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

Person of interestBill James

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 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
  • 1949-10-12 Stan Hansen, American pro wrestler (most successful gaijin in Japanese pro wrestling history), born in Borger, Texas
  • 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, 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 (The Stooges), born in Castroville, Texas

Person of interestAnna Wintour

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

Magazine Editor Anna Wintour
Magazine Editor
Anna Wintour
  • 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, 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, American wrestler
  • 1949-11-29 Jerry Lawler, American professional wrestler (WWE), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 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 as an 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
  • 1950-01-28 Bob Hay, American songwriter and musician (Squalls; Jolly Beggars), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan t
  • 1950-01-30 Trinidad Silva, American actor, born in Mission, Texas (d. 1988)
  • 1950-02-08 Cristina Ferrare, American former supermodel and actress
  • 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)

Person of interestGeorge Thorogood

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

Singer and Guitarist George Thorogood
Singer and Guitarist
George Thorogood
  • 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; Forrest Gump), 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
  • 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

Person of interestTim Russert

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

Television Journalist Tim Russert
Television Journalist
Tim Russert

Person of interestStevie Wonder

1950-05-13 Stevie Wonder [Stevland Hardaway Morris], American singer-songwriter (You are the Sunshine of My Life), born in Saginaw, Michigan

Singer-Songwriter Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
  • 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-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 singer ("Ain't Nothin' Goin' on but the Rent"), born in Okemah, Oklahoma (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

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 4501 - 4,600 of 4,947

  • 2013-05-08 Jeanne Cooper, American actress (Kay-The Young & Restless), 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 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, 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 (Damn Yankees, Klute, All in the Family), dies at 90
  • 2013-06-03 Frank Lautenberg, American Politician, dies from complications from pneumonia at 89
  • 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
  • 2013-06-06 Jerome Karle, American chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 94
  • 2013-06-06 Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (Dangerous when Wet), dies from natural causes at 91
  • 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, 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

Person of interestJames Gandolfini

2013-06-19 James Gandolfini, American actor (The Sopranos), dies from a heart attack at 51

  • 2013-06-21 Edgeworth Blair "Elliott" Reid, American actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies from heart failure at 93
  • 2013-06-23 Sharon Stouder, American swimmer, dies at 64
  • 2013-06-23 Richard Matheson, American author and screenwriter, dies at 87
  • 2013-06-23 Bobby Bland, American blues and soul singer, dies at 83
  • 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

Person of interestDouglas Engelbart

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

Computer Scientist Douglas Engelbart
Computer Scientist
Douglas Engelbart
  • 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, 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 Gorme, American singer, dies at 84
  • 2013-08-13 Tompall Glaser, American country singer, 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 (Bell Jar, I Am a Camera, East of Eden), heart failure at 87

Person of interestTommy Morrison

2013-09-01 Tommy Morrison, American boxer (WBO heavyweight title 1993) and actor (Rocky V), dies from AIDS at 44

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • 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

Person of interestRay Dolby

2013-09-12 Ray Dolby, sound expert/inventor (Dolby noise limiting system), dies of leukemia at 80

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

Person of interestPaul 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

Person of interestJoan Fontaine

2013-12-15 Joan Fontaine, British-American actress, dies of natural causes at 96

Actress Joan Fontaine
Joan Fontaine
  • 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

Person of interestPhil Everly

2014-01-03 Phil Everly, American singer & half of the rock and roll duo "The Everly Brothers" (Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 74

Singer Phil Everly
Phil Everly
  • 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

Person of interestPhilip Seymour Hoffman

2014-02-02 Philip Seymour Hoffman, American actor (Capote, Moneyball) dies of a suspected drug overdose at 46

Person of interestShirley Temple

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

Actress and Diplomat Shirley Temple
Actress and Diplomat
Shirley Temple
  • 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 singer (Chi-Lites), dies at 59