United States of America in History (Part 49)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4801 - 4,900 of 9,878

  • 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, African-American poet (Thomas and Beulah), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1952-08-29 Karen Hesse, American children's book writer (Out of the Dust), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1952-09-12 Gerry Beckley, American rock vocalist and guitarist (America-Daisy Jane), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1952-09-13 Randy Jones, American musician (The Village People), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1952-09-13 Raymond O'Connor, American actor (The Rock), born in South Bronx, New York
  • 1952-09-13 Don Was [Don Edward Fagenson], American singer (Was (Not Was)), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1952-09-16 Mickey Rourke, American actor (Wild Orchid, Barfly), born in Schenectady, New York
  • 1952-09-18 Rick Pitino, American basketball coach, born in NYC, New York
  • 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, 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 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 (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)
  • 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 soprano
  • 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, Hispanic-American 52nd Mayor of Los Angeles, 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

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 (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 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)
  • 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
  • 1953-07-20 Dan Shaughnessy, American sports writer
  • 1953-07-22 Jimmy Bruno, American jazz guitarist
  • 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
  • 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 musician
  • 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

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4801 - 4,900 of 4,973

  • 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 (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, Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA MVP 1979, 82-83), dies of heart disease 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, American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher and manager (18 × MLB All-Star; 13 × World Series champion; NY Yankees, Mets; AL MVP (1951, 54, 55), 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 (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 [Naomi Neville], American R&B musician & songwriter (Mother-in-Law), 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, dies at 91

Person of interestDolph Schayes

2015-12-10 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers) and coach, 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 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
  • 2016-01-23 Peter Sweval, American rocker (Looking Glass, Starz), dies of AIDS at 42
  • 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), 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
Author
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