United States of America in History (Part 49)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4801 - 4,900 of 9,831

  • 1952-09-29 Max Sandlin, American politician
  • 1952-10-07 Mary Badham, American actress, born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1952-10-08 Edward Zwick, American film director (Shakespeare in Love), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestSharon Osbourne

1952-10-09 Sharon Osbourne, English-American music manager, TV personality (X-Factor, America's Got Talent) and wife of Ozzy Osbourne, born in London

Music Manager and TV Personality Sharon Osbourne
Music Manager and TV Personality
Sharon Osbourne
  • 1952-10-16 Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, American funk-rock bassist (Parliament-Funkadelic collective), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • 1952-10-16 Ron Taylor, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1952-10-21 Allen Hoey, American poet and novelist
  • 1952-11-03 Jim Cummings, American voice actor (Winnie the Pooh), born in Youngstown, Ohio

Person of interestDavid Ho

1952-11-03 David Ho, Taiwanese-American pioneering HIV/AIDS researcher, born in Taichung, Taiwan

AIDS Researcher David Ho
AIDS Researcher
David Ho
  • 1952-11-06 Michael Cunningham, American novelist and screenwriter (The Hours), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1952-11-12 Ronald Burkle, American entrepreneur
  • 1952-11-16 Robin McKinley, American writer (The Hero and the Crown), born in Warren, Ohio
  • 1952-11-25 John Lynch, American politician current governor of New Hampshire
  • 1952-11-27 Daryl Stuermer, American guitarist (Genesis), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1952-11-30 Keith Giffen, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1952-12-02 Carol Shea-Porter, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-12-03 Benny Hinn, American televangelist
  • 1952-12-06 Craig Newmark, American entrepreneur and founder of the website Craigslist, born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1952-12-07 Susan Collins, American politician (U.S. Senator from Maine), born in Caribou, Maine
  • 1952-12-13 Sylvester Ritter (Junkyard Dog), American professional wrestler, born in Wadesboro, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • 1952-12-15 Julie Taymor, American director
  • 1952-12-23 William Kristol, American political commentator, born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-12-27 Tovah Feldshuh, American actress (Idolmaker, Terror out of the Sky), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-12-30 June Anderson, American coloratura soprano, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1953-01-05 Steve Archer, American singer (The Archers), born in Mojave, California
  • 1953-01-05 George Tenet, American CIA director, born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-01-15 Kent Hovind, American evangelist
  • 1953-01-15 Ta-Tanisha, American actress, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1953-01-16 Robert Jay Mathews, American neo-Nazi, born in Marfa, Texas (d. 1984)

Person of interestPaul Allen

1953-01-21 Paul Allen, American business magnate (co-founder Microsoft, owner Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Seahawks), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2018)

Co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen
Co-founder of Microsoft
Paul Allen
  • 1953-01-22 Jim Jarmusch, American director (Only Lovers Left Alive), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1953-01-23 Antonio Villaraigosa [Villar], Hispanic-American politician (Mayor of Los Angeles, 2005-13; California Assemblyman, 1994-2000), born in East Los Angeles, California
  • 1953-01-25 The Honky Tonk Man [Wayne Farris], American professional wrestler, born in Bolivar, Tennessee
  • 1953-02-02 Duane Chapman, American bounty hunter
  • 1953-02-09 Gabriel Rotello, American television documentary producer

Person of interestJeb Bush

1953-02-11 John Ellis "Jeb" Bush, American politician (Governor of Florida (R) 1999-2007), born in Midland, Texas

Governor of Florida Jeb Bush
Governor of Florida
Jeb Bush
  • 1953-02-12 Robin Thomas, American actor
  • 1953-02-20 Poison Ivy {Kristy Wallace], American rock guitarist (The Cramps), born in San Bernadino, California

Person of interestPaul Krugman

1953-02-28 Paul Krugman, American economist and New York Times columnist (Nobel Prize in Economics 2008), born in Albany, New York

Economist Paul Krugman
Paul Krugman
  • 1953-03-08 Bob Brozman, American musician
  • 1953-03-12 Carl Hiaasen, American journalist and author
  • 1953-03-16 Richard Stallman, American free software activist
  • 1953-03-26 Lincoln Chafee, American politician (Governor of Rhode Island, 2011-15; US Senator (R) - Rhode Island, 1999-2007), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1953-03-30 Cydney Bernard, American film producer
  • 1953-04-16 J. Neil Schulman, American writer (Alongside Night), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • 1953-04-19 Rod Morgenstein, American musician (Winger), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-04-25 Ron Clements, American animation director (Moana), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1953-04-28 Kim Gordon, American rock bassist (Sonic Youth - "100%"), born in Rochester, New York
  • 1953-05-01 Glen Ballard, American songwriter and record producer (Alanis Morissette, Michael Jackson), born in Natchez, Mississippi
  • 1953-05-10 Tito Santana, Mexican-American professional wrestler
  • 1953-05-11 David Gest, American television producer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1953-05-19 Dawud M. Mu'Min, American convicted murderer (d. 1997)
  • 1953-05-25 Eve Ensler, American playwright (The Vagina Monologues), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-05-25 Stan Sakai, Japanese-American cartoonist (Usagi Yojimbo), born in Kyoto, Japan
  • 1953-06-01 David Berkowitz, American serial killer (Son of Sam)

Person of interestKathleen Kennedy

1953-06-05 Kathleen Kennedy, American film producer (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park) President of Lucasfilm (2012-), born in Berkeley, California

Film Producer Kathleen Kennedy
Film Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
  • 1953-06-10 John Edwards, American politician and lawyer
  • 1953-06-12 Allan Weiner, American pirate radio station owner, born in Yonkers, New York
  • 1953-06-21 Michael Bowen, American actor, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1953-06-22 Cyndi Lauper, American singer (Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Time After Time), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-07-09 Thomas Ligotti, American author (Songs of a Dead Dreamer), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1953-07-16 Douglas J. Feith, American Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-07-20 Thomas Friedman, American journalist
  • 1953-07-20 Marcia Hines, American-born Australian singer (Marcia Shines), born in Boston, Massachessetts
  • 1953-07-20 Dan Shaughnessy, American sports writer
  • 1953-07-22 Jimmy Bruno, American jazz guitarist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-07-24 Claire McCaskill, American politician, junior senator from Missouri
  • 1953-07-29 Tim Gunn, American television and fashion personality (Project Runway), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1953-07-31 James Read, American actor (North and South), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1953-08-07 Anne Fadiman, American writer, born in New York City, New York
  • 1953-08-08 Don Most, American actor and director (Ralph Malph-Happy Days), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953-08-10 Mark Doty, American poet and prose writer
  • 1953-08-14 Cliff Johnson, American computer game author, born in Hanover, New Hampshire
  • 1953-08-17 Judith Regan, American book publisher, born in Massachusetts
  • 1953-08-18 Louie Gohmert, American politician, born in Pittsburg, Texas
  • 1953-08-19 Mary Matalin, American political consultant
  • 1953-08-21 Ivan Stang, American writer and filmmaker (Church of the SubGenius), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1953-08-22 Paul Ellering, American wrestling manager, born in Melrose, Minnesota
  • 1953-08-24 Ron Holloway, American tenor saxophonist, born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1953-08-29 James Quesada, Nicaraguan-American anthropologist
  • 1953-08-30 Ron George, American politician (Member of the Maryland House of Delegates), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1953-09-01 Beau Billingslea, American voice actor
  • 1953-09-01 Ted Petty, American professional wrestler (d. 2002)
  • 1953-09-02 John Zorn, American jazz and avant garde musician and composer, born in New York City
  • 1953-09-11 Tommy Shaw, American musician and singer (Styx), born in Montgomery, Alabama
  • 1953-09-14 Tom Cora, American cellist and composer, born in Yancey Mills, Virginia (d. 1998)
  • 1953-09-18 Betsy Boze, American academic (9th president of The College of The Bahamas), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1953-09-22 Geoff Gilpin, American author

Person of interestPat Day

1953-10-13 Pat Day, American jockey who won $298m in career purses, born in Brush, Colorado

Jockey Pat Day
Pat Day
  • 1953-10-14 Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer, writer and singer, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1953-10-20 Bill Nunn, American actor (Do the Right Thing), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1953-10-21 Keith Green, American musician (d. 1982)
  • 1953-10-30 Charles Martin Smith, American actor (American Graffiti, Never Cry Wolf), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1953-10-31 Michael J. Anderson, American actor (The Man from Another Place), born in Denver, Coloroda
  • 1953-11-03 Helios Creed, American musician (Chrome)
  • 1953-11-04 Carlos Gutierrez, American politician (35th United States Secretary of Commerce 2005-09), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1953-11-04 Marvel Williamson, American educator, born in Holton, Kansas
  • 1953-11-05 Joyce Maynard, American journalist and novelist (Labor Day), born in Durham, New Hampshire
  • 1953-11-08 John Musker, American animation director (Moana), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953-11-13 Frances Conroy, American actress

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 4801 - 4,900 of 4,945

  • 2015-10-01 Don Edwards, American politician and civil rights champion (Rep-D-CA, 1963-94), dies at 100
  • 2015-10-06 Billy Joe Royal, American country and pop singer (Down in the Boondocks), dies at 73
  • 2015-10-06 Kevin Corcoran, American actor (Swiss Family Robinson, Babes in Toyland), dies at 66
  • 2015-10-06 Sandra Spuzich, American golfer (US Open 1966), dies of leukemia at 78
  • 2015-10-08 Paul Prudhomme, American cajun chef (K-Paul), dies at 75
  • 2015-10-09 Richard F. Heck, American chemist who discovered the Heck Reaction (Nobel Prize 2010), dies at 84
  • 2015-10-11 Dean Chance, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1964, 67; Cy Young Award 1964; no-hitter 1967), dies at 74
  • 2015-10-12 Joan Leslie, American actress (High Sierra, Yankee Doodle Dandy), dies at 90
  • 2015-10-20 Cory Wells [Emil Lewandowski], American rock vocalist (3 Dog Night-Joy to the World), dies at 74
  • 2015-10-21 Marty Ingels, American comedian (I'm Dickens He's Fenster), dies at 79
  • 2015-10-24 Maureen O'Hara [FitzSimons], Irish-American actress and singer (Miracle on 34th St, The Quiet Man), dies at 95
  • 2015-10-29 Murphy Anderson, American comic artist (DC Comics), dies at 89
  • 2015-10-30 Albert "Al" Molinaro, American actor (The Odd Couple, Happy Days), dies from illness at 96
  • 2015-10-31 Gus Savage, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1981- 93), dies at 90
  • 2015-11-03 Howard Coble, American politician (Rep-R-NC, 1985-2015), dies at 84
  • 2015-11-04 Melissa Mathison, American screenwriter (E.T.), dies of cancer at 65
  • 2015-11-07 Gunnar Hansen, Icelandic-born American actor (Leatherface in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre), dies of cancer at 68
  • 2015-11-10 Allen Toussaint, American pianist, songwriter and producer ("Mother-In-Law"; "Working In A Coal Mine"; "Southern Nights"), dies at 77
  • 2015-11-10 Gene Amdahl, American computer scientist who designed the IBM mainframe, dies at 92
  • 2015-11-10 Tim [Itimous Thaddeus] Valentine, American politician (Rep-D-NC, 1983-95) dies at 89
  • 2015-11-10 Robert Craft, American conductor and friend of Stravinsky, dies at 92
  • 2015-11-16 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich, dies at 86
  • 2015-11-16 David Canary, American actor (Bonanza, All My Children), dies at 77
  • 2015-11-18 Mal Whitfield, American track athlete (Olympic 3 gold, silver & bronze 1948, 52), dies at 91
  • 2015-11-20 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), dies at 82
  • 2015-11-21 Bob Foster, American boxer (world light-heavyweight champion 1968-74), dies at 76
  • 2015-11-23 Douglass North, American economist, (Nobel Prize Economic Sciences 1993), dies at 95
  • 2015-11-28 Olene Walker, American politician (R), 1st female Governor of Utah (2003-2005), dies at 85
  • 2015-12-03 Scott Weiland, American musician (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver), dies at 48
  • 2015-12-04 Salvatore "Robert" Loggia, American actor (Jagged Edge, Big, Officer & a Gentleman, Scarface), dies of complications from Alzheimer's disease at 85
  • 2015-12-08 Mattiwilda Dobbs, American soprano, dies at 90
  • 2015-12-08 Bonnie Lou [Mary Joan Okum] American rockabilly musician ("Tennessee Mambo"), dies at 91

Person of interestDolph Schayes

2015-12-10 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers, 1948-63) and coach (76ers, 1963-66; Buffalo Braves, 1970-72), dies of cancer at 87

NBA Power Forward and Coach Dolph Schayes
NBA Power Forward and Coach
Dolph Schayes
  • 2015-12-11 John "Hot Rod" Williams, American NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), dies of cancer at 53
  • 2015-12-20 Patricia Elliott, American actress (Renee-Empire, One Life to Live), dies at 77
  • 2015-12-23 Alfred G. Gilman, American scientist (1994 Nobel Prize for G-protein discoveries), dies at 74
  • 2015-12-24 William Guest, American singer (Gladys Knight Show), dies at 74
  • 2015-12-27 Meadowlark Lemmon, American basketball star (Harlem Globetrotters), dies at 83
  • 2015-12-27 Haskell Wexler, American cinematographer and director, dies at 93
  • 2015-12-28 Ian Murdock, German-born American computer programmer (Debian project, Progeny Linux Systems), dies at 42
  • 2015-12-31 Wayne Rogers, American actor (M*A*S*H, House Calls), dies at 82

Person of interestNatalie Cole

2015-12-31 Natalie Cole, American pop vocalist ('Pink Cadillac"; "Miss You Like Crazy"), dies at 65

Singer and Songwriter Natalie Cole
Singer and Songwriter
Natalie Cole
  • 2015-12-31 Beth Howland, American actress (Vera - Alice, Company), dies at 74
  • 2016-01-01 Michael G. Oxley, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1981-2007), dies at 71
  • 2016-01-01 Dale Bumpers, American politician (Sen-D Arkansas, 1975-99), dies at 90
  • 2016-01-01 Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian-born American cinematographer (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), dies at 85
  • 2016-01-05 Nicholas Caldwell, American Rhythm and Blues singer (Whispers), dies at 71
  • 2016-01-06 Pat Harrington Jr, American actor (Danny Thomas Show, One Day at a Time), dies at 86
  • 2016-01-07 Kitty Kallen, American singer ("Little Things Mean a Lot"), dies at 94
  • 2016-01-15 Dan Haggerty, American actor (Grizzly Adams), dies of cancer at 73
  • 2016-01-15 Noreen Corcoran, American actress (Bachelor Father), dies at 72

Person of interestGlenn Frey

2016-01-18 Glenn Frey, American singer-songwriter (The Eagles), dies at 67

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • 2016-01-21 Bill Johnson, alpine skier (first American to win alpine Olympic gold - 1984), dies at 55
  • 2016-01-24 Yvonne Chouteau, Native American dancer (one of the "five Moons" of Oklahoma), dies at 86
  • 2016-01-25 Concepcion Picciotto, American peace activist (longest political protest in US history, outside The White House), dies at 80
  • 2016-01-26 Abe Vigoda, American actor (Barney Miller, The Godfather), dies at 94
  • 2016-02-02 Bob Elliott, American comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life), dies at 92
  • 2016-02-04 Maurice White, American singer-songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire), dies at 74
  • 2016-02-04 Dave Mirra, American BMX rider, commits suicide at 41
  • 2016-02-04 Edgar Whitcomb, American politician and Governor of Indiana (1969-73), dies at 98
  • 2016-02-04 Leslie Bassett, American classical composer (Variations for Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize 1966), and educator (University of Michigan, 1952-92), dies at 93
  • 2016-02-06 Dan Hicks, American singer and songwriter (Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks), dies at 74
  • 2016-02-13 Antonin Scalia, American 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986-2016), dies at 79
  • 2016-02-14 Steven Stucky, American composer (Los Angeles Philharmonic), dies of cancer at 66

Person of interestHarper Lee

2016-02-19 [Nelle] Harper Lee, American author (To Kill a Mockingbird), dies at 89

Author Harper Lee
Harper Lee
  • 2016-02-20 Peter Mondavi, American winemaker (Charles Krug - Napa Valley), dies at 101
  • 2016-02-22 Sonny James [James Loden], American country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), dies at 87
  • 2016-02-22 Yolande Betbeze Fox, Miss America 1951, first to refuse to parade in a swimsuit, dies at 87
  • 2016-02-22 Wesley A Clark, American computer designer (first personal computer - LINC), dies at 88
  • 2016-02-25 Tony Burton, American actor (Rocky films) and boxer, dies at 78
  • 2016-02-27 George Kennedy, American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Naked Gun films), dies at 91
  • 2016-03-01 Jim Kimsey, American co-founder of AOL, dies at 76
  • 2016-03-01 Martha Wright, American actress & singer (South Pacific, The Martha Wright Show), dies at 92
  • 2016-03-04 Pat Conroy, American writer (The Great Santini, Prince of Tides), dies at 70
  • 2016-03-05 Ray Tomlinson, American computer programmer (invented email and the @ sign), dies at 74

Person of interestJohn Gutfreund

2016-03-09 John Gutfreund, American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), dies at 86

Investment Banker John Gutfreund
Investment Banker
John Gutfreund
  • 2016-03-09 Bill Wade, American NFL quarterback (Pro Bowl 1958, 63; LA Rams, Chicago Bears), dies at 85
  • 2016-03-09 Robert Horton [Meade Howard Horton Jr.], American actor and singer (Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena), dies at 91
  • 2016-03-10 Gogi Grant [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], American singer ("The Wayward Wind"), dies at 91
  • 2016-03-10 Ernestine Anderson, American jazz vocalist and blues singer, dies at 87
  • 2016-03-12 Lloyd Shapley, American Mathematician (2012 Nobel Prize, Game Theory), dies at 92
  • 2016-03-13 Hilary Putnam, American philosopher, dies at 89
  • 2016-03-16 Frank Sinatra, Jr. , American singer and bandleaderr, dies at 72
  • 2016-03-18 Joe Santos, American actor (Rockford files), dies at 84

Person of interestAndrew Grove

2016-03-21 Andrew Grove, Hungarian-American pioneer in the semiconductor industry and one of the founders and CEO of Intel, dies at 79

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • 2016-03-21 Peter Brown [Pierre Lind de Lappe], American actor (Lawman, Laredo, Bold & Beautiful), dies at 80
  • 2016-03-22 Phife Dawg [Malik Taylor] American rapper (A Tribe called Quest), dies from diabetes complications at 45
  • 2016-03-22 Rita Gam, American actress (Night People, Hannibal), dies at 88
  • 2016-03-23 Ken Howard, American actor (The White Shadow), dies at 71
  • 2016-03-24 Garry Shandling, American comedian (It's Garry Shandling's Show, Larry Sanders Show), dies at 66
  • 2016-03-24 Earl Hamner Jr., American creator and narrator of TV show "The Waltons", dies at 92
  • 2016-03-26 Jim Harrison, American poet and novelist (Legends of the Fall), dies at 78
  • 2016-03-26 David Baker, American composer (Reflections) and educator, dies at 84
  • 2016-03-28 James Noble, American actor (Benson, 1776, Airplane II: The Sequel), dies of a stroke at 94
  • 2016-03-29 [Anna Marie] "Patty Duke", American Academy and Emmy awarding actress (The Miracle Worker; The Patty Duke Show), and mental health advocate, dies at 69
  • 2016-04-03 Joseph Medicine Crow, Native American chief and historian, dies at 102

Person of interestMerle Haggard

2016-04-06 Merle Haggard, American country music singer-songwriter ("Mama Tried"; "If We Make It Through December"; "Okie from Muskogee"), dies on his 79th birthday

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard
  • 2016-04-12 David Gest, American television producer, dies at 62
  • 2016-04-12 Anne Jackson, American stage actress (Twice Around the Park), dies at 90

Person of interestDoris Roberts

2016-04-17 Doris Roberts, American actress (Everybody Loves Raymond), dies at 90

Actress Doris Roberts
Doris Roberts