United States of America in History (Part 47)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4601 - 4,700 of 10,137

  • 1949-11-26 Juanin Clay, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1949-11-26 Vincent A. Mahler, American educator
  • 1949-11-29 Wayne Cowan, American wrestler
  • 1949-11-29 Jerry Lawler, American wrestler
  • 1949-12-06 Linda Creed, American songwriter (d. 1986)
  • 1949-12-06 Doug Marlette, American editorial cartoonist (d. 2007)
  • 1949-12-15 Adrian Belew, American musician (King Crimson), born in Covington, Kentucky
  • 1949-12-19 Nancy Kyes, American actress
  • 1949-12-24 Randy Neugebauer, American politician
  • 1949-12-25 Joe Louis Walker, American musician
  • 1949-12-31 Ellen Datlow, American editor
  • 1949-12-31 Susan Shwartz, American writer
  • 1950-01-02 David Shifrin, American classical clarinetist
  • 1950-01-12 Sheila Jackson Lee, American politician
  • 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
  • 1950-01-24 Benjamin Urrutia, Ecuadorian-born American writer
  • 1950-01-26 Janet Lupo, American model
  • 1950-01-28 Bob Hay, American songwriter and musician
  • 1950-01-30 Trinidad Silva, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1950-02-01 Mike Campbell, American guitarist and producer
  • 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)

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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
  • 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
  • 1950-04-10 Barry M. Riemer, American author
  • 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
  • 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

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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

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1950-05-13 Stevie Wonder, American singer-songwriter (You are the Sunshine of My Love), 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
  • 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

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4601 - 4,700 of 5,043

  • 2013-06-03 Frank Lautenberg, American Politician, dies from complications from pneumonia at 89
  • 2013-06-03 Deacon Jones, American NFL Hall of Fame Defensive End, 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, dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 65
  • 2013-06-10 Barbara Vucanovich, American politician, dies at 91
  • 2013-06-11 Miller Barber, American golfer, dies from lymphoma at 82
  • 2013-06-11 Robert Fogel, American economic historian and Nobel Laureate, dies at 86
  • 2013-06-15 Kenneth Wilson, American physicist and Nobel laureate, dies from lymphoma at 77
  • 2013-06-19 Slim Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), dies from heart failure at 90

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

  • 2013-06-21 Elliott Reid, American actor, dies from hart failure at 93
  • 2013-06-23 Sharon Stouder, American swimmer, dies at 64
  • 2013-06-23 Richard Matheson, American author and screen writer, 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

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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, American politician, 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, 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, heart failure at 87

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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

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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 pilot and astronaut, 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

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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, dies from pneumonia at 91
  • 2013-12-10 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist, dies at 83
  • 2013-12-12 Audrey Totter, American actress, dies from a stroke at 95

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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, 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 (Weaver, 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

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

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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, White Plains NY, American actor, director and political candidate (John Walton Snr. in The Waltons)
  • 2014-02-16 Michael Shea, American sci-fi author, 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 & 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, dies from natural causes at 87