United States of America in History (Part 50)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4901 - 5,000 of 9,878

  • 1953-10-13 Pat Day, American jockey, born in Brush, Colorado
  • 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 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
  • 1953-11-13 Waswo_X._Waswo, American Photographer
  • 1953-11-19 Robert Beltran, American actor (Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1953-11-19 Tom Villard, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1953-11-22 Billy M. Sprague, American rocket scientist
  • 1953-11-24 Glenn Withrow, American actor
  • 1953-11-25 Jeffrey Skilling, American former CEO of Enron
  • 1953-11-29 Alex Grey, American artist
  • 1953-12-08 Kim Basinger, American actress
  • 1953-12-08 Norman Finkelstein, American professor, activist

Person of interestBen Bernanke

1953-12-13 Ben Bernanke, American economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve (2006-14), born in Augusta, Georgia

Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Ben Bernanke
  • 1953-12-15 J. M. DeMatteis, American comic book writer
  • 1953-12-28 Richard Clayderman, pianist (Amour, Romantic America)
  • 1953-12-29 Stanley "Tookie" Williams, American gangster, born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2005)
  • 1953-12-30 Bill Kazmaier, American powerlifter
  • 1953-12-30 Meredith Vieira, American television journalist
  • 1954-01-01 Bob Menendez, American politician
  • 1954-01-02 Henry Bonilla, American politician
  • 1954-01-02 Dawn Silva, American singer (The Brides of Funkenstein, P-Funk)
  • 1954-01-03 Ned Lamont, American businessman and politician, Governor of Connecticut (2019-), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1954-01-04 Eugene Chadbourne, American composer and musician
  • 1954-01-14 Jim Duggan, American wrestler, born in Glens Falls, New York
  • 1954-01-19 Cindy Sherman, American photographer & director, born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey
  • 1954-01-22 Tully Blanchard, American professional wrestler, born in Calgary, Canada
  • 1954-01-25 Kim Gandy, American feminist, born in Bossier City, Louisiana
  • 1954-01-27 Peter Laird, American comic-book artist
  • 1954-01-28 Rick Warren, American pastor and author
  • 1954-02-01 Chuck Dukowski, American musician (Black Flag), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1954-02-05 Cliff Martinez, American musician, born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1954-02-09 Mary Jo Duffy, American comic book writer and editor
  • 1954-02-09 Christopher Gardner, American entrepreneur
  • 1954-02-11 Wesley Strick, American screenwriter, born in New York
  • 1954-02-12 Philip Zimmermann, US cryptographer, born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1954-02-25 John Doe, American musician
  • 1954-03-01 Ron Howard, Oklahoma, American actor and director (American Graffiti, Happy Days)
  • 1954-03-04 Mark Chorvinsky, American author, editor and publisher of "Strange Magazine," born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • 1954-03-11 Gale Norton, 48th United States Secretary of the Interior
  • 1954-03-23 Geno Auriemma, Italian-born American basketball coach (Connecticut Huskies), born in Montella, Italy
  • 1954-03-25 Thom Loverro, American sportswriter
  • 1954-03-28 Morris Mason, American convicted rapist and murderer (d. 1985)
  • 1954-04-08 G.V. Loganathan, American professor (d. 2007)
  • 1954-04-21 James Morrison [Paige], American actor (24, Twin Peaks), born in Bountiful, Utah

Person of interestMichael Moore

1954-04-23 Michael Moore, American filmmaker (Fahrenheit 9/11, Bowling for Columbine, Sicko), born in Flint, Michigan

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore
Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Moore
  • 1954-04-24 Mumia Abu-Jamal, American journalist and political activist sentenced to death and then to life in prison, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-04-29 Jake Burton Carpenter, American snowboarder
  • 1954-05-02 Roberta Pedon, American glamour model, born in Ohio (d. 1982)
  • 1954-05-03 Gary Young, American drummer (Pavement), born in Mamaroneck, New York
  • 1954-05-04 Pia Zadora, American actress and singer, born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • 1954-05-05 Dave Spector, American television personality and commentator, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-05-15 Robert P. Harrison, American thinker
  • 1954-05-20 Guy Hoffman, American musician (Violent Femmes)
  • 1954-05-20 David Paterson, American politician
  • 1954-05-21 Marc Ribot, American guitarist (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, John Zorn), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1954-05-26 Danny Rolling, American murderer (d. 2006)
  • 1954-05-31 Vicki Sue Robinson, American singer (d. 2000)
  • 1954-06-06 Cynthia Rylant, American author
  • 1954-06-07 Louise Erdrich, American author (Love Medicine, The Bingo Palace), born in Little Falls, Minnesota
  • 1954-06-09 George Pérez, American comic book artist
  • 1954-06-09 Gregory Maguire, American fantasy writer
  • 1954-06-19 Kathleen Turner, American actress (Accidental Tourist, Jewel of Nile), born in Springfield, Missouri
  • 1954-07-05 Jimmy Crespo, American guitarist (Aerosmith), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-07-11 Butch Reed, American professional wrestler
  • 1954-07-16 Jeanette Mott Oxford, American activist and politician, born in Eldorado, Illinois
  • 1954-07-17 J. Michael Straczynski, American author, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1954-07-19 Srđa Trifković, Serbian-American journalist and foreign affairs editor (Chronicles), born in Belgrade, Serbia
  • 1954-07-20 Moira Harris, American actress
  • 1954-07-28 Bruce Abbott, American actor
  • 1954-08-02 James Charles Kopp, American citizen who murdered Barnett Slepian, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1954-08-06 Paul Steigerwald, American sports announcer
  • 1954-08-12 Sam J. Jones [Samuel Gerald], American actor (Flash Gordon, Code Red), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-08-15 Mary Jo Salter, American poet and co-editor of The Norton Anthology of Poetry, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1954-08-17 Eric Johnson, American guitarist
  • 1954-08-20 Tawn Mastrey, American disc jockey and music video producer (d. 2007)
  • 1954-08-20 Don Stark, American actor (That '70s Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1954-08-28 George Church, American geneticist and synthetic biologist, born in MacDill Air Force Base, Florida
  • 1954-09-05 Frederick Kempe, American author, journalist, and executive, born in Utah
  • 1954-09-07 Michael Emerson, American actor (Person of Interest), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1954-09-08 Mark Foley, American politician (R) (US Rep Florida 1995-2006), resigned after texting scandal, born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1954-09-09 Jeffrey Combs, American actor
  • 1954-09-12 Jeff Jarvis, American journalist (This Week in Google) and advocate for the Open Web
  • 1954-09-15 Adrian Adonis [Keith A. Franke Jr.], American professional wrestler, born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)
  • 1954-09-16 Frank Reed, American singer (Chi-Lites), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2014)
  • 1954-09-20 Henry Samueli, American NHL team owner, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1954-09-22 Randy Lanier, American auto racer (IMSA Camel GT 1984; convicted drug trafficker 1988), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1954-09-23 Charlie Barnett, American actor (d. 1996)
  • 1954-10-06 David Hidalgo, American musician (Los Lobos, Latin Playboys)
  • 1954-10-07 Kenneth Atchley, American composer
  • 1954-10-16 Stephen Mellor, American actor
  • 1954-10-19 Deborah Blum, American writer

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4901 - 4,973 of 4,973

  • 2016-03-01 Martha Wright, American actress and 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/bandleader, 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 Patty Duke, American actress (The Miracle Worker), 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 (Death Valley Days), dies at 79

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
Actress
Doris Roberts
  • 2016-04-19 Milt Pappas, American baseball pitcher, (3-time MLB All Star), dies at 76
  • 2016-04-19 Walter Kohn, Austrian-born American scientist (Nobel Prize Chemistry 1998), dies at 93
  • 2016-04-20 Chyna [Joanie Laurer], American professional wrestler and reality TV star, dies at 46

Person of interestPrince Rogers Nelson

2016-04-21 Prince [Rogers Nelson], American singer-songwriter and musician (1999, Purple Rain), dies at 57

  • 2016-04-21 Lonnie Mack, American rocker (Baby What's Wrong), dies at 74
  • 2016-04-24 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American singer (Me & Mrs Jones), dies at 81
  • 2016-04-24 Tommy [Tamio] Kono, American weightlifter (Olympic gold 1952, 60), dies at 85
  • 2016-04-30 Daniel Berrigan, American Jesuit priest and peace activist (Vietnam War), dies at 94
  • 2016-05-04 Ursula Mamlok, German American avant-garde composer, dies at 93
  • 2016-05-08 William Schallert, American actor (Patty Duke Show, Get Smart), dies at 93
  • 2016-05-08 John Bradshaw, American theologian, dies at 82
  • 2016-05-12 Julius La Rosa, American singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air), dies at 86
  • 2016-05-12 Delbert L. Latta, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1959-89 ), dies at 96
  • 2016-05-17 Guy Clark, American country singer (Heartbroke), dies at 74
  • 2016-05-19 Morley Safer, Canadian-American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), dies at 84

Person of interestMuhammad Ali

2016-06-03 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1964-7 74-8), dies of respiratory illness at 74

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 2016-06-05 Phyllis Curtin, American soprano (NYC Opera), dies at 94
  • 2016-06-06 Kimbo Slice [Kevin Ferguson], American mixed martial artist, dies at 42
  • 2016-06-06 Theresa Saldana, American actress (Raging Bull), dies at 62
  • 2016-06-10 Margaret Heldt, American hairdresser who created the Beehive, dies at 98
  • 2016-06-14 Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show), dies at 87
  • 2016-06-15 Lois Duncan, American young adult novelist (I Know What You Did Last Summer), dies at 82
  • 2016-06-17 Prince Be [Attrell Cordes], American rapper (PM Dawn), dies from diabetes complications at 46
  • 2016-06-19 Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (Star Trek), dies in an accident at 27
  • 2016-06-23 Ralph Stanley, American bluegrass musician, dies at 89
  • 2016-06-25 Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), dies at 87
  • 2016-06-25 Peter Hutton, American filmmaker, dies at 71
  • 2016-06-27 Alvin Toffler, American author (Future Shock, Power Shift, The Third Wave), dies at 87
  • 2016-06-28 Pat Summitt, American basketball coach (University of Tennessee), dies at 61
  • 2016-06-28 Scotty Moore, American guitarist (for Elvis), dies at 84
  • 2016-06-28 Buddy Ryan, American NFL coach (Philadelphia Eagles, Phoenix Cardinals), dies at 85
  • 2016-07-02 Michael Cimino, American director (The Deer Hunter), dies at 77
  • 2016-07-03 Noel Neill, American actress (Adventures of Superman), dies at 95
  • 2016-07-12 Gregg Smith, American choral conductor and composer, dies at 84
  • 2016-07-16 Bonnie Brown, American country singer (The Browns), dies at 77
  • 2016-07-17 Gary S. Paxton [Larry Wayne Stevens], American musician and songwriter (Monster Mash, Alley Oop), dies at 77
  • 2016-07-19 Garry Marshall, American TV and film director (Happy Days, Pretty Woman), dies at 81
  • 2016-07-19 Betsy Bloomingdale, American socialite and fashion leader, dies at 93
  • 2016-07-20 Wayne Carson, American country musician and songwriter (Always On My Mind), dies at 73
  • 2016-07-22 Thomas Sutherland, American hostage (Lebanon) and academic, dies at 85
  • 2016-07-24 Marni Nixon, American singer (for Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Wood & Deborah Kerr), dies at 86
  • 2016-07-26 Forrest E. Mars Jr., American Candy Manufacturer (Mars, Inc.), dies at 84
  • 2016-07-27 James Alan MacPherson, American writer, 1st black writer to win Pulitzer Prize, dies at 72
  • 2016-07-30 Gloria DeHaven, American musical actress (Step Lively), dies at 91
  • 2016-08-02 David Huddleston, American actor (The Big Lebowski), dies at 85