United States of America in History (Part 47)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4601 - 4,700 of 9,828

  • 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,, 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
  • 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 (Greatest American Hero), born in Lima, Peru
  • 1950-12-01 Keith Thibodeaux, American actor and drummer
  • 1950-12-08 Dan Hartman, American musician, singer-songwriter, and producer (Edgar Winter Group - "Free Ride; solo- "I Can Dream About You"; James Brown -"Living In America"), born in West Hanover, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)
  • 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 (d. 2021)

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
  • 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 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, born in Cleveland, Ohio (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

Person of interestDale Earnhardt

1951-04-29 Dale Earnhardt, American auto racer (7 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championships), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina (d. 2001)

Auto Racer Dale Earnhardt
Auto Racer
Dale Earnhardt
  • 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 bluegrass guitarist (J.D. Crowe and the New South), born in Danville, Virginia (d. 2020) [1]
  • 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 progressive rock 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)
  • 1951-08-16 Richard Hunt, American puppeteer (d. 1992)
  • 1951-08-21 Char Margolis, American psychic medium and Dutch TV star, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-08-24 Oscar Hijuelos, American novelist (The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love), born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1951-09-02 Jim DeMint, American politician
  • 1951-09-05 Patti McGuire, American model and television producer, born in Dexter, Missouri
  • 1951-09-07 Mark Isham, American musician and film composer (The Hitcher), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-09-12 Gerald Stano, American serial killer (confessed to killing 41 people), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1951-09-18 Ben Carson, American neurosurgeon, Republican politician and US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1951-09-24 Douglas Kmiec, American legal scholar and ambassador
  • 1951-09-27 Jim Shooter, American comic book writer
  • 1951-10-03 Bernard Cooper, American novelist and short story writer, born in Hollywood, California
  • 1951-10-08 Jack O'Connell, American politician (Member of the California State Senate), born in Glen Cove, New York
  • 1951-10-12 Ed Royce, American politician (Rep-R-California), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1951-10-18 Terry McMillan, American author

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 4601 - 4,700 of 4,945

  • 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, 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 (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

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 stage and screen actress (Bob Cummings Show - "Schultzy"; The Brady Bunch - "Alice") dies from subdural hematoma incurred in 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 R&B singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer ("It's All Over Now"; "Woman's Got to Have It"; "Across 110th Street"), 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 USAF Colonel, and NASA astronaut (STS-4; STS-41-D; STS-61-A), dies of 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 pop singer (The Orlons - "Don't Hang Up"), 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-American operatic soprano (NY Metropolitan Opera, 1940-66), 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
  • 2014-10-14 Elizabeth Peña, American actress, dies from cirrhosis at 55
  • 2014-10-16 Tim Hauser, American jazz singer, dies from cardiac arrest at 72
  • 2014-10-24 Marcia Strassman, American actress, dies from breast cancer at 66
  • 2014-10-28 Galway Kinnell, American author, dies from leukemia at 87
  • 2014-11-01 Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), dies at 48
  • 2014-11-14 Glen Larson, American television producer & writer, dies from esophageal cancer at 77
  • 2014-11-17 Jimmy Ruffin, American soul singer (What Becomes of the Brokenhearted), dies at 78
  • 2014-11-19 Mike Nichols [Mikhail Peschkowsky], German-American film director (Catch 22, The Graduate, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), dies from cardiac arrest at 83
  • 2014-12-02 Bobby Keyes, American Saxophonist, dies at 70
  • 2014-12-07 Ken Weatherwax, American actor, dies from a heart attack at 59
  • 2014-12-07 John Bartholomew Tucker, American TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island), dies at 84
  • 2014-12-09 Mary Ann Mobley, American model/actress, dies from breast cancer at 77
  • 2014-12-16 Ernie Terrell, American boxer (WBA champ 1965-7), dies at 75
  • 2014-12-30 Yolande Donlan, British-American actress (Jigsaw, Expresso Bongo, Penny Princess), dies at 94

Person of interestLuise Rainer

2014-12-30 Luise Rainer, German-American actress and 1st actor to win multiple Academy Awards (The Great Ziegfeld 1936, The Good Earth 1937), dies at 104

Actress Luise Rainer
Luise Rainer
  • 2015-01-01 Mario Cuomo, American Democratic Party politician and the 52nd Governor of New York (1983-95), dies of a heart condition at 82
  • 2015-01-01 Donna Douglas, American actress (Elly May Clampett-The Beverly Hillbillies), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82
  • 2015-01-02 "Little" Jimmy Dickens, American country singer (Grand Ole Opry), dies at 94

Person of interestEdward W. Brooke

2015-01-03 Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass), American politician & first popularly elected African American to the US Senate (1967-79), dies at 95

US Senator Edward W. Brooke
US Senator
Edward W. Brooke
  • 2015-01-04 Stuart Scott, American sports journalist (ESPN), dies of cancer at 49
  • 2015-01-08 Andraé Crouch, American gospel singer (The Color Purple, The Lion King), dies at 72
  • 2015-01-08 Curtis Lee, American singer (Pretty Little Angel Eyes), dies at 75
  • 2015-01-10 Robert Stone, American novelist (Dog Soldiers, WUSA), dies from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 77
  • 2015-01-15 Kim Fowley, US record producer (the Runaways), dies at 75
  • 2015-01-27 Charles Hard Townes, American Physicist and inventor (Nobel Prize 1964 for mazer-lazer principle), dies at 99
  • 2015-01-28 Louise Lopez, American disco singer (Odyssey -"Native New Yorker"; "Use It Up And Wear It Out"), dies at 81
  • 2015-01-29 Rodney "Rod" McKuen, American poet, singer-songwriter and actor (Jean, Alone, Beatsville), dies at 81

Person of interestCarl Djerassi

2015-01-30 Carl Djerassi, Austrian-born American chemist and father of the contraceptive pill, dies at 91

Chemist Carl Djerassi
Carl Djerassi