United States of America in History (Part 47)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4601 - 4,700 of 10,105

  • 1950-01-30 Trinidad Silva, American actor (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 political commentator, born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-03-23 Anthony De Longis, American actor
  • 1950-03-25 Chuck Greenberg, American musician (Shadowfax) (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
  • 1950-04-17 L. Scott Caldwell, American actress
  • 1950-04-17 Bruce McNall, American former NHL team owner
  • 1950-04-18 Kenny Ortega, American film and TV producer and choreographer
  • 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
Singer-Songwriter
Stevie Wonder
  • 1950-05-15 Nicholas Hammond, American actor (The Amazing Spider-Man), born in Washington D.C.
  • 1950-05-17 Howard Ashman, American lyricist (d. 1991)
  • 1950-05-24 Larry Seidlin, American judge
  • 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 politician, K.K.K. member
  • 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 comic book author & artist
  • 1950-07-09 Gwen Guthrie, American singer (d. 1999)
  • 1950-07-11 Bruce McGill, American actor
  • 1950-07-17 P.J. Soles, German-born American actress
  • 1950-07-18 Glenn Hughes, American singer (Village People), born in NYC, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1950-07-19 Freddy Moore, American songwriter
  • 1950-07-23 Alex Kozinski, Romanian-born American judge
  • 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
  • 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 anthropologist
  • 1950-08-25 Charles Fambrough, American jazz musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1950-08-26 Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1950-08-29 Dave Reichert, American politician and sheriff
  • 1950-09-02 Rosanna DeSoto, American actress
  • 1950-09-03 Doug Pinnick, American bassist and singer (King's X)
  • 1950-09-08 Mike Simpson, American politician (R-HoR: 1999-present), born in Burley, Idaho
  • 1950-09-14 Michael Nifong, American attorney
  • 1950-09-16 Loyd Grossman, American television presenter
  • 1950-09-19 Joan Lunden, Fair Oaks California, news host (Good Morning America)
  • 1950-09-28 Laurie Lewis, American musician
  • 1950-10-01 Jeane Manson, American singer and actress
  • 1950-10-05 Edward P. Jones, American writer
  • 1950-10-09 Jody Williams, American teacher and aid worker, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1950-10-10 Nora Roberts, American novelist
  • 1950-10-12 Dave Freudenthal, American economist and politician (31st Governor of Wyoming), born in Thermopolis, Wyoming
  • 1950-10-18 Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright (d. 2006)
  • 1950-10-20 Tom Petty, American classic rock singer (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), born in Gainesville, Florida (d. 2017)
  • 1950-10-24 Steven Greenberg, American composer
  • 1950-11-01 Dan Peek, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America), born in Panama City, Florida (d. 2011)
  • 1950-11-03 Joe Queenan, American writer
  • 1950-11-04 Charles Frazier, American author
  • 1950-11-10 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (d. 2005)
  • 1950-11-16 John Swartzwelder, American television writer and novelist
  • 1950-11-18 Eric Pierpoint, American actor
  • 1950-11-21 Stephen Geyer, American film & television songwriter
  • 1950-12-01 Keith Thibodeaux, American actor and drummer
  • 1950-12-08 Dan Hartman, American musician (Edgar Winter Group), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1950-12-10 Tom Towles, American actor
  • 1950-12-16 Claudia Cohen, American gossip columnist and socialite (d. 2007)
  • 1950-12-17 Laurence F. Johnson, American educator
  • 1950-12-18 Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne) (d. 2002)
  • 1950-12-21 Jeffrey Katzenberg, American film producer
  • 1950-12-23 Michael C. Burgess, American politician
  • 1950-12-24 Dana Gioia, American poet
  • 1950-12-25 Karl Rove, former American presidential advisor
  • 1950-12-30 Lewis Shiner, American sci-fi/fantasy author
  • 1951-01-12 Rush Limbaugh, Girardeau Missouri, American right wing radio personality
  • 1951-01-12 Ann Althouse, American law professor

Person of interestCharo

1951-01-15 Charo [Maria Baeza], Spanish-American actress, comedienne and flamenco guitarist (Chico and the Man, Love Boat), born in Murcia, Spain

Actress Charo
Actress
Charo
  • 1951-01-28 Brian Bilbray, American politician
  • 1951-02-08 Z'EV, American text/sound artist (born Stefan Weisser)
  • 1951-02-10 Bob [Robert] Iger, American entertainment executive (CEO of The Walt Disney Company), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-02-13 Greg Fulginiti, American mastering engineer
  • 1951-02-14 JoJo Starbuck, American ice skater, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1951-02-16 William Katt, American actor (Greatest American Hero, Carrie), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-02-24 Debra Jo Rupp, American actress
  • 1951-02-25 James Brown, American sportscaster (CBS News, The NFL Today), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1951-02-28 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer (d. 1998)
  • 1951-03-04 Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, American novelist (d. 1982)
  • 1951-03-07 Francis Rocco Prestia, American musician (Tower of Power)
  • 1951-03-09 Michael Kinsley, American journalist and editor, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-03-14 Jerry Greenfield, American businessman and co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1951-03-18 Ben Cohen, American co-founder of Ben & Jerry's ice cream
  • 1951-03-20 Curt Smith, American author and media host
  • 1951-04-05 Dean Kamen, American engineer and inventor (Segway), born in Long Island, New York

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4601 - 4,700 of 5,029

  • 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 Irwin, American politician, dies from heart failure at 86
  • 2013-07-11 Eugene Wilkinson, American naval officer, dies at 94
  • 2013-07-19 Poncie Ponse, American actor, dies from heart failure at 80
  • 2013-07-22 Dennis Farina, American actor, dies from a pulmonary embolism at 69
  • 2013-07-26 JJ 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
  • 2013-07-28 William Scranton, American politician, dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 96
  • 2013-07-28 Eileen Breenan, American actress, dies from bladder cancer at 80
  • 2013-07-31 Michael Ansara, American actor (Broken Arrow, Centennial), dies at 91
  • 2013-08-05 George Duke, American Grammy-Award winning musician, 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, 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 rocker, dies from complications from COPD at 67
  • 2013-08-14 Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, dies at 43
  • 2013-08-20 Marian McPartland, English-born American Jazz musician, dies at 95
  • 2013-08-20 Elmore Leonard, American author, 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 heavyweight boxing champion and actor, dies from multiple organ failure at 44

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • 2013-09-02 Frederik Pohl, American sci-fi author, dies at 93
  • 2013-09-10 E Clay Shaw Jr, American politician, 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
Inventor
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, dies at 70
  • 2013-09-18 Richard C Sarafian, American actor/director, 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, 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 author,┬ádies from a heart attack at 62
  • 2013-10-16 Ed Lauter, American actor, 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, dies at 77
  • 2013-10-25 Marcia Wallace, American actress, 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, dies at 73
  • 2013-11-13 Barbara Lawrence, American actress, dies at 83
  • 2013-11-26 Tony Musante, American actor, 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, 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
Actress
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
  • 2014-01-03 Phillip "Phil" Everly, American musician ("The Everly Brothers")
  • 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, 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 soul singer, dies at 59
  • 2014-03-02 Justin Kaplan, American editor and biographer (Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain - Pulitzer Price 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 whose murder convictions were overturned after 19 years in prison, dies of prostate cancer at 76
  • 2014-04-28 Dennis Kamakahi, American Grammy Award-winning musician, 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, dies at 95
  • 2014-05-03 Gary Becker, American economist & Nobel laureate, 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