United States of America in History (Part 49)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4801 - 4,900 of 10,101

  • 1952-05-11 Warren Littlefield, American television executive
  • 1952-05-14 Robert Zemeckis, American film director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952-05-14 Scott Irwin, American professional wrestler (d. 1987)
  • 1952-05-16 James Herndon, American media psychologist
  • 1952-05-18 Jeana Yeager, American aviator

Person of interestMr. T

1952-05-21 Mr. T, [Lawrence Tureaud], American actor (A-Team, Rocky III, T & T), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actor Mr. T
Actor
Mr. T
  • 1952-05-25 Al Sarrantonio, American writer
  • 1952-05-25 Gordon Smith, American politician
  • 1952-05-25 Jeffrey Bewkes, American media executive
  • 1952-05-28 Russell J. Wintner, American film executive
  • 1952-06-02 Gary Bettman, American National Hockey League commissioner
  • 1952-06-05 Carole Fredericks, American singer (d. 2001)
  • 1952-06-05 Daniel Katzen, American classical musician
  • 1952-06-13 Tony Bruno, American talkshow host
  • 1952-06-14 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 2016)
  • 1952-06-14 Leon Wieseltier, American writer (Kaddish), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1952-06-15 Sandra Cassel, American actress
  • 1952-07-01 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician (d. 2006)
  • 1952-07-08 Anna Quindlen, American columnist
  • 1952-07-14 Franklin Graham, American evangelist
  • 1952-07-14 Bob Casale, AKA Bob 2, American Musician (Devo), (d. 2014)
  • 1952-07-15 Johnny Thunders, American musician (d. 1991)
  • 1952-07-15 Terry O'Quinn, American actor
  • 1952-07-15 Judy McGrath, American television executive
  • 1952-07-16 Robert David Steele, American activist and former CIA officer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-07-19 Robert A. Ficano, American politician
  • 1952-07-19 John Griesheimer, American politician
  • 1952-07-21 John Barrasso, [John Anthony Barrasso III], American politician, junior senator from Wyoming, born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-07-24 Gus Van Sant, American film director (Good Will Hunting), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1952-08-03 Frank Schaeffer, American author
  • 1952-08-10 Daniel Hugh Kelly, American actor
  • 1952-08-10 Diane Venora, American actress
  • 1952-08-11 Bob Mothersbaugh, AKA Bob 1, American Musician (DEVO)
  • 1952-08-13 Herb Ritts, American photographer (d. 2004)
  • 1952-08-13 Hughie Thomasson, American musician (d. 2007)
  • 1952-08-22 Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu), born in Bay Village, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1952-08-24 Bob Corker, American politician (Senator from Tennessee), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • 1952-08-26 Will Shortz, American crossword editor
  • 1952-08-28 Rita Dove, American poet
  • 1952-08-29 Karen Hesse, American children's writer
  • 1952-09-12 Gerry Beckley, rock vocalist/guitarist (America-Daisy Jane)
  • 1952-09-13 Randy Jones, American musician (The Village People)
  • 1952-09-13 Raymond O'Connor, American actor
  • 1952-09-13 Don Was, American singer
  • 1952-09-16 Mickey Rourke, American actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1952-09-18 Rick Pitino, American basketball coach
  • 1952-09-24 Mark Sandman, American musician (Morphine), (d. 1999)
  • 1952-09-25 Bell Hooks [Gloria Jean Watkins], American author, feminist, scholar and social activist, born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • 1952-09-29 Max Sandlin, American politician
  • 1952-10-07 Mary Badham, American actress
  • 1952-10-08 Edward Zwick, American film director

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 musician (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

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
  • 1952-11-25 John Lynch, American politician current governor of New Hampshire
  • 1952-11-27 Daryl Stuermer, American guitarist (Genesis)
  • 1952-11-30 Keith Giffen, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1952-12-02 Carol Shea-Porter, American Congresswoman
  • 1952-12-03 Benny Hinn, American televangelist
  • 1952-12-06 Craig Newmark, American founder of craigslist
  • 1952-12-07 Susan Collins, American politician, junior senator from Maine
  • 1952-12-13 Sylvester Ritter (Junkyard Dog), American professional wrestler (d. 1998)
  • 1952-12-15 Julie Taymor, American director
  • 1952-12-23 William Kristol, American political commentator
  • 1952-12-27 Tovah Feldshuh, American actress (Idolmaker, Terror out of the Sky), born in NYC, New York
  • 1952-12-30 June Anderson, American soprano
  • 1953-01-05 Steve Archer, American singer (The Archers)
  • 1953-01-05 George Tenet, American CIA director
  • 1953-01-15 Kent Hovind, American evangelist
  • 1953-01-15 Ta-Tanisha, American actress
  • 1953-01-16 Robert Jay Mathews, American neo-Nazi (d. 1984)

Person of interestPaul Allen

1953-01-21 Paul Allen, American entrepreneur, co-founder of Microsoft, born in Seattle, Washington

Co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen
Co-founder of Microsoft
Paul Allen
  • 1953-01-22 Jim Jarmusch, American director
  • 1953-01-23 Antonio Villaraigosa, Hispanic-American 52nd Mayor of Los Angeles
  • 1953-01-25 The Honky Tonk Man, American professional wrestler
  • 1953-02-02 Duane Chapman, American bounty hunter
  • 1953-02-05 John Beilein, American basketball coach
  • 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

US Governor Jeb Bush
US Governor
Jeb Bush

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
Economist
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 Senator from Rhode Island
  • 1953-03-30 Cydney Bernard, American film producer
  • 1953-04-16 J. Neil Schulman, American writer
  • 1953-04-19 Rod Morgenstein, American musician (Winger), born in NYC, New York
  • 1953-04-25 Ron Clements, American animation director
  • 1953-04-28 Kim Gordon, American musician (Sonic Youth)
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4801 - 4,900 of 5,024

  • 2015-04-05 Richard Dysart, American actor (Leland MacKenzie-LA Law, The Last Days of Patton), dies at 86
  • 2015-04-06 James Best [Jewel Franklin Guy], American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard, Sounder), dies at 88
  • 2015-04-18 Joseph Lechleider, American electrical engineer (invented DSL/high speed internet technology), dies at 82
  • 2015-04-23 Sawyer Sweeten, American actor (Everyone Loves Raymond), commits suicide at 19
  • 2015-04-26 Jayne Meadows, American actress (Dark Delusion, David and Bathsheba) and wife of Steve Allen, dies of natural causes at 95
  • 2015-04-29 Jean Nidetch, American businesswoman and founder of Weight Watchers, dies at 91
  • 2015-04-30 Ben E. King [Benjamin Earl Nelson], American soul singer (Stand by Me), dies at 76
  • 2015-05-01 Grace Lee Whitney, American singer and actress (Yeoman Rand-Star Trek), dies at 85
  • 2015-05-02 Guy Carawan, American folk singer and folklorist (We Shall Overcome") dies at 87
  • 2015-05-05 Craig Gruber, American rock bassist (Rainbow), dies of cancer at 63
  • 2015-05-06 Jim [James] Wright, American politician (D-Texas) (Speaker of the House 1987-1989), dies at 92
  • 2015-05-09 Elizabeth Wilson, American screen and stage actress (Doc, East Side/West Side), dies at 94

Person of interestB.B. King

2015-05-14 B.B. King, American Blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, dies at 89

Blues Musician B.B. King
Blues Musician
B.B. King
  • 2015-05-15 Garo Yepremian, American NFL place kicker (Miami Dolphins), dies at 70
  • 2015-05-16 Dean Potter, American free climber and BASE jumper, dies in a BASE jumping accident at Yosemite National Park, aged 43
  • 2015-05-17 Lionel Pickens "Chinx", American rapper (Coke Boys), dies in a drive-by shooting at 31
  • 2015-05-21 Louis Johnson, American bassist and vocalist (Brothers Johnson), dies at 60
  • 2015-05-23 Anne Meara, American comedian and actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place, The Other Woman), mother of Ben Stiller, dies at 85

Person of interestJohn Nash

2015-05-23 John Nash, American mathematician (subject of movie "A Beautiful Mind") and Nobel laureate, dies in a car crash at 86

Mathematician and Economist John Nash
Mathematician and Economist
John Nash
  • 2015-05-29 Henry Carr, American athlete (2 Olympic golds 200m and 4x400m relay 1964), dies at 72
  • 2015-05-30 Joseph [Beau] Biden III, American politician and son of Vice President Joe Biden, dies of cancer at 47
  • 2015-06-01 Jean Ritchie, American folk singer, dies at 92
  • 2015-06-02 Irwin Rose, American biologist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 2004), dies at 88
  • 2015-06-05 Alan Bond, Australian tycoon/yachtsman (America's Cup), dies at 77
  • 2015-06-06 Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), dies at 88
  • 2015-06-06 Vincent Bugliosi, American attorney and author (Helter-Skelter), dies at 80
  • 2015-06-11 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Free Jazz), dies at 85
  • 2015-06-11 Dusty Rhodes [Virgil Riley Runnels Jr.], American professional wrestler (WWE), dies at 69
  • 2015-06-11 Jim Ed Brown, American country music singer (Nashville on the Road), dies at 81
  • 2015-06-13 MC Supreme [Dewayne Lawrence Coleman], rapper (Black in America), dies in a car accident at 47
  • 2015-06-15 Kirk Kerkorian, American CEO and "father of the mega-resort" (MGM, UA), dies at 98
  • 2015-06-21 Gunther Schuller, American hornist and jazz composer (1994 Pulitzer Prize), dies at 89
  • 2015-06-22 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic, Apollo 13, Casper), dies in a plane crash at 61
  • 2015-06-23 Richard "Dick" Van Patten, American actor, businessman, and animal welfare advocate (Tom Bradford in 8 is Enough), dies at 86
  • 2015-06-24 Mario Biaggi, American politician (Rep-D&R-NY, 1969-88), dies at 97
  • 2015-06-28 Jack Carter [Chakrin], American comedian and actor, dies at 93
  • 2015-06-29 Glenn Ford, American freed death row inmate (wrongly spent 30 years in prison), dies at 65
  • 2015-07-01 Lawrence Herkimer, American "Grandfather of Cheerleading" (founded National Cheerleading Association, patented the pom-pom), dies at 89
  • 2015-07-03 Diana Douglas, Bermudian-born American actress (The Indian Fighter), dies at 92
  • 2015-07-05 Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-born American Physicist (Nobel Prize 2008), dies at 94
  • 2015-07-08 James Tate, American poet (Pulitzer Prize 1992), dies at 71
  • 2015-07-11 Claudia Alexander, Canadian-born American NASA Scientist (led Galileo mission to Jupiter), dies of cancer at 56
  • 2015-07-15 Howard Rumsey, American jazz musician (Lighthouse Cafe), dies at 97
  • 2015-07-18 Alex Rocco, American actor (The Godfather, The Famous Teddy Z), dies at 79
  • 2015-07-19 Van Alexander, American composer and band leader (A-Tisket, A-Tasket), dies at 100
  • 2015-07-21 E. L. Doctorow, American author (Ragtime, Billy Bathgate), dies at 84
  • 2015-07-28 James Jude, American thoracic surgeon (developed CPR), dies at 87
  • 2015-07-30 Lynn Anderson, American country singer (I Never Promised you a Rose Garden), dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 2015-08-02 Forrest Bird, American aviator and inventor (1st respirators and ventilators), dies at 94
  • 2015-08-03 Coleen Gray [Doris Bernice Jensen], American actress (Apache Drums, The Killing), dies at 92

Person of interestLouise Suggs

2015-08-06 Louise Suggs, American golfer (US Women's Open 1949, 1952) and co-founder of LPGA, dies at 91

Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA Louise Suggs
Golfer and Co-Founder of the LPGA
Louise Suggs
  • 2015-08-07 Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American FDA Director (stopped thalidomide use in the US), dies at 101
  • 2015-08-10 Elzie "Buddy" Baker, American NASCAR driver, dies at 74
  • 2015-08-15 Julian Bond, American civil rights leader and politician (D-Ga), dies at 75
  • 2015-08-16 Jacob Bekenstein, American-Israeli theoretical physicist (Bekenstein-Hawking radiation), dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 2015-08-17 Yvonne Craig, American actress (Batgirl), dies at 78
  • 2015-08-18 Bud Yorkin, American producer and director (All in the Family, 1959, 1960 Emmy), dies at 89
  • 2015-08-18 Louis Stokes, American politician (Rep-D-OH, 1969-99 ), dies at 90
  • 2015-08-20 Melody Patterson, American actress (F Troop) dies at 66
  • 2015-08-21 Jimmy Evert, American tennis coach and father of Chris Evert, dies at 91
  • 2015-08-23 Jean Darling, American child actress (Our Gang), dies at 93
  • 2015-08-25 Frank E. Petersen Jr, American soldier and 1st African American Marine aviator & General, dies at 83
  • 2015-08-29 Wayne Dyer, American psychologist and author (Universe Within You), dies at 75
  • 2015-08-30 Wes Craven, American filmmaker (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream), dies at 76
  • 2015-08-30 Brad Anderson, American cartoonist (Marmaduke), dies at 91
  • 2015-09-01 Dean Jones, American actor (Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo, The Love Bug), dies at 84
  • 2015-09-02 Donny Conn, American musician (The Playmates), dies at 85
  • 2015-09-05 [Frederick] Dennis Greene, American singer (Sha Na Na), dies from cancer at 66
  • 2015-09-06 Martin Milner, American actor (Route 66, Adam 12), dies at 83
  • 2015-09-07 Dickie Moore, American actor (Oliver Twist, Little Men), dies at 89
  • 2015-09-13 Gary Richrath, American guitarist and songwriter (REO Speedwagon), dies at 65
  • 2015-09-13 Moses Malone, American NBA center "Chairman of the Boards"( Philadelphia 76ers), dies at 60
  • 2015-09-14 Fred DeLuca, American co-founder of the Subway chain, dies of cancer at 65
  • 2015-09-19 Jackie Collins, British-American author (The Stud, Lucky), dies of cancer at 77
  • 2015-09-20 Charles Kenneth "C K" Williams, American poet and translator (Pulitzer prize 2000), dies at 78

Person of interestYogi Berra

2015-09-22 Yogi Berra [Lawrence Peter Berra], American baseball catcher, coach and manager (NY Yankees, Mets), dies at 90

MLB Catcher and Manager Yogi Berra
MLB Catcher and Manager
Yogi Berra
  • 2015-09-28 Frankie Ford [Frank Guzzo], American rock vocalist (Sea Cruise), dies at 76
  • 2015-09-29 Phil Woods, American Jazz saxophonist and composer, dies at 83
  • 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, 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 [Naomi Neville], American R&B musician & songwriter (Ride Your Pony), 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