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
  • 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
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
  • 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