United States of America in History (Part 47)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4601 - 4,700 of 9,878

  • 1950-07-06 John Byrne, Canadian-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
  • 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 musician, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1950-08-26 Benjamin Hendrickson, American actor (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 (R-HoR: 1999-present), 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
  • 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
  • 1950-10-12 Dave Freudenthal, American economist and politician (31st Governor of Wyoming), born in Thermopolis, Wyoming
  • 1950-10-18 Wendy Wasserstein, American playwright (The Heidi Chronicles), born in Brooklyn, New York (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 and musician (Lipps Inc.), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 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 novelist (Cold Mountain), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1950-11-10 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (Escape from New York), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1950-11-16 John Swartzwelder, American television writer (The Simpsons), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 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
  • 1950-12-16 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, born in NYC, New York
  • 1950-12-23 Michael C. Burgess, American politician, born in Rochester, Minnesota
  • 1950-12-24 Dana Gioia, American poet, born in Hawthorne, California
  • 1950-12-25 Karl Rove, former American presidential advisor
  • 1950-12-30 Lewis Shiner, American sci-fi/fantasy author

Person of interestRush Limbaugh

1951-01-12 Rush Limbaugh, American right wing radio personality, born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Radio Personality and Author Rush Limbaugh
Radio Personality and Author
Rush Limbaugh
  • 1951-01-12 Ann Althouse, American law professor, born in Wilmington, Delaware

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, US recording & mastering engineer, born in North Wildwood, New Jersey
  • 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, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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
  • 1951-04-10 David Helvarg, American journalist and environmental activist, born in Long Island, New York
  • 1951-04-11 Doris Angleton, American socialite and murder victim (d. 1997)
  • 1951-04-11 James Patrick Kelly, American sci-fi author (Think Like a Dinosaur), born in Mineola, New York
  • 1951-04-19 Barry Brown, American actor (Frederick Winterbourne-Daisy Miller), born in San Jose, California (d. 1978)
  • 1951-04-21 Michael Hartley Freedman, American mathematician
  • 1951-04-29 Dale Earnhardt, American auto racer (7 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championships), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina (d. 2001)
  • 1951-05-13 Jim Douglas, American politician, Governor of Vermont (2003-11), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1951-05-19 Dick Slater, American professional wrestler
  • 1951-05-25 Bob Gale, American screenwriter (Back to the Future), born in University City, Missouri
  • 1951-06-04 Charles Dickinson, American author (Waltz in Marathon), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-06-04 Wendy Pini, American comic book writer (Elfquest), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1951-06-05 Suze Orman, American financial advisor, writer, and television personality.
  • 1951-06-08 Tony Rice, American acoustic guitarist
  • 1951-06-09 James Newton Howard, American film composer (The Hunger Games; M. Night Shyamalan films), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-06-13 Richard Thomas, American actor (John Boy - The Waltons, Last Summer, Johnny Belinda), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-06-15 Steve Walsh, American singer (Kansas), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1951-06-20 Tress MacNeille, American voice actress
  • 1951-06-29 Don Rosa, American comic book writer and illustrator (Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1951-07-01 Anne Feeney, American political activist and singer, born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-07-01 Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer, born in Ashland, Kentucky
  • 1951-07-04 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American Democratic politician and Lieutenant Governor of Maryland (1995-2003), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1951-07-10 Phyllis Smith, American actress (Phyllis Vance-The Office), born in The Hill, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1951-07-10 Cheryl Wheeler, American singer and songwriter, born in Timonium, Maryland
  • 1951-07-12 Brian Grazer, American film producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-07-13 Rob Bishop, American politician
  • 1951-07-18 Margo Martindale, American actress (The Americans), born in Jacksonville, Texas
  • 1951-07-19 Abel Ferrara, American filmmaker (King of New York), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1951-07-19 Jayson Stark, American sportswriter (The Athletic), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-08-08 Randy Shilts, American journalist and author (d. 1994)
  • 1951-08-12 Willie Horton, American murderer and rapist
  • 1951-08-14 Peter Blegvad, American musician (Slapp Happy), born in New York City, New York
  • 1951-08-14 Carl Lumbly, American actor (Cagney & Lacey, Alias), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1951-08-15 Ann Biderman, American film and television writer (Ray Donovan)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4601 - 4,700 of 4,974

  • 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
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

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
Singer
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
  • 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 (famous murder conviction overturned after 19 years imprisonment), 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 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 sprinter, double Olympic champion, dies at 89
  • 2014-05-11 Ed Gagliardi, American bass guitarist, 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, American singer, dies at 83
  • 2014-05-22 Mathew Cowles, American actor, dies at 69
  • 2014-05-23 Mona Freeman, American actress, dies at 87

Person of interestMaya Angelou

2014-05-28 Maya Angelou [Marguerite Johnson], American author ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), poet and actress (Nyo-Roots), dies at 86

Author, Poet and Activist Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Activist
Maya Angelou
  • 2014-05-31 Martha Hyer, American actress (Day of the Wolves, Night of the Grizzly), dies at 89
  • 2014-06-01 Ann B. Davis, American actress, dies from a subdural hematoma from a fall at 88
  • 2014-06-04 Don Zimmer, American baseball manager, dies from heart failure as a complication from cardiac surgery at 83
  • 2014-06-09 Bob Welch, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1990; Oakland A's; World Series 1981, 89, 2001), dies from a broken neck at 57
  • 2014-06-11 Ruby Dee, American actress (A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster), dies at 91
  • 2014-06-14 Rodney Thomas, American NFL running back, dies at 41

Person of interestCasey Kasem

2014-06-15 Casey Kasem, American radio personality (creator of American Top 40) and the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo, dies from Lewy body dementia at 82

Disc Jockey and Actor Casey Kasem
Disc Jockey and Actor
Casey Kasem
  • 2014-06-15 Daniel Keyes, American author (Flowers for Algernon), dies from complications from pneumonia at 86
  • 2014-06-18 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), dies at 85
  • 2014-06-19 Gerry Goffin, American Hall of Fame lyricist, dies at 75
  • 2014-06-22 Teenie Hodges, American rhythm and blues guitarist, dies from complications from emphysema at 68
  • 2014-06-24 Eli Wallach, American actor, dies at 98
  • 2014-06-27 Bobby Womack, American Hall of Fame R&B singer, dies at 70
  • 2014-06-28 Meshach Taylor, American actor, dies from colorectal cancer at 67
  • 2014-06-30 Bob Hastings, American actor, dies from prostate cancer at 89
  • 2014-06-30 Paul Mazursky, American film director and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary cardiac arrest at 84
  • 2014-07-01 Walter Dean Myers, African-American author, dies at 76
  • 2014-07-05 Rosemary Murphy, American actress (Margaret-Lucas Tanner), dies from esophageal cancer at 89
  • 2014-07-07 Richard "Dick" Jones, American actor ("Pinocchio "- Pinocchio, The Frontiersman), dies at 87

Person of interestEileen Ford

2014-07-09 Eileen Ford, American modelling agency executive and co-founder (Ford Modelling Agency), dies from complications of meningioma and osteoporosis at 92

Co-Founder of Ford Models Eileen Ford
Co-Founder of Ford Models
Eileen Ford
  • 2014-07-11 Tommy Ramone [Tamás Erdélyi], Hungarian-American rock drummer and bassist (Ramones), dies of bile duct cancer at 65
  • 2014-07-13 Thomas Berger, American novelist, dies at 89
  • 2014-07-16 Johnny Winter, American Hall of Fame blues musician, dies at 70
  • 2014-07-17 Henry Hartsfield Jr, American astronaut, DIES FROM complications from back surgery at 80
  • 2014-07-17 Elaine Stritch, American actress (30 Rock, Two's Company), singer and member of the American Theater Hall of Fame, dies in her sleep at 89
  • 2014-07-19 James Garner, American actor (Rockford Files, Bret Maverick), dies of acute myocardial infarction at 86
  • 2014-07-19 Skye McCole Bartusiak, American actress, dies at 21
  • 2014-07-25 Bel Kaufman, American author (Up the Down Staircase), dies at 103
  • 2014-07-28 Margot Adler, American journalist, dies from endometrial cancer at 68
  • 2014-07-29 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, dies at 74
  • 2014-07-30 Dick Wagner, American rock guitarist (the Frost), dies at 71
  • 2014-08-02 Rosetta Hightower, American singer, dies at 70
  • 2014-08-09 Edwin "Ed" Nelson, American actor (Peyton Place, A Long Came a Spider), dies of heart failure at 85

Person of interestRobin Williams

2014-08-11 Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Good Will Hunting), commits suicide by hanging himself at 63

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • 2014-08-12 Lauren Bacall, American actress and singer named the 20th greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema (Dark Passage, Key Largo), dies of a stroke at 89
  • 2014-08-15 Licia Albanese, Italian-born American operatic soprano, dies at 105

Person of interestJoan Rivers

2014-09-04 Joan Rivers, American comedienne (Late Show, Hollywood Sq), dies at 81 after serious complications from a procedure on her vocal cords

Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host Joan Rivers
Actress, Comedian and T.V. Host
Joan Rivers
  • 2014-09-09 Denny Miller, American actor, dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 80
  • 2014-09-10 Richard Kiel, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 74
  • 2014-09-11 Bob Crewe, American songwriter and producer (Big Girls Don't Cry), dies at 83
  • 2014-09-17 George Hamilton IV, American country musician, dies from complications from a heart attack at 77
  • 2014-09-27 James A Traficant Jr, American politician, dies at 73
  • 2014-09-30 Martin Lewis Perl, American physicist & Nobel Laureate, dies from a heart attack at 87
  • 2014-10-04 Paul Revere, American musician, dies from cancer at 76
  • 2014-10-06 Marian Seldes, American actress (A Delicate Balance, Father's Day), dies at 86
  • 2014-10-09 Carolyn Ashley Kizer, American writer, dies from complications of dementia 89