United States of America in History (Part 50)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4901 - 5,000 of 10,136

  • 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

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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

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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
  • 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
  • 1953-05-25 Stan Sakai, Japanese-American cartoonist (Usagi Yojimbo)
  • 1953-06-01 David Berkowitz, American serial killer (Son of Sam)
  • 1953-06-05 Kathleen Kennedy, American film producer (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park), born in Berkeley, California
  • 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
  • 1953-06-22 Cyndi Lauper, American singer (Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Time After Time), born in New York City
  • 1953-07-09 Thomas Ligotti, American author
  • 1953-07-16 Douglas J. Feith, American Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
  • 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 personality
  • 1953-07-31 James Read, American actor (North and South), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1953-08-07 Anne Fadiman, American writer; daughter of Clifton Fadiman
  • 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
  • 1953-08-17 Judith Regan, American book publisher
  • 1953-08-18 Louie Gohmert, American politician
  • 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
  • 1953-08-29 James Quesada, Nicaraguan/American anthropologist
  • 1953-08-30 Ron George, American politician
  • 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)
  • 1953-09-14 Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (d. 1998)
  • 1953-09-18 Betsy Boze née: Vogel, American academic
  • 1953-09-22 Geoff Gilpin, American author
  • 1953-10-13 Pat Day, American jockey
  • 1953-10-14 Shelley Ackerman, American astrologer, writer, singer
  • 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, Van Nuys CA, actor (American Graffiti)
  • 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
  • 1953-11-04 Dr. Marvel Williamson, American educator
  • 1953-11-05 Joyce Maynard, American writer
  • 1953-11-08 John Musker, American animation director
  • 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

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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 author/murderer (executed 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
  • 1954-01-04 Eugene Chadbourne, American composer and musician
  • 1954-01-14 Jim Duggan, American wrestler
  • 1954-01-19 Cindy Sherman, American photographer and director, born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey
  • 1954-01-22 Tully Blanchard, American professional wrestler
  • 1954-01-25 Kim Gandy, American feminist
  • 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)

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1954-02-02 Ina Garten, American author and TV cooking show host (Barefoot Contessa, Food Network), born in Brooklyn, New York

Author and Cooking Show Host Ina Garten
Author and Cooking Show Host
Ina Garten

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4901 - 5,000 of 5,042

  • 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 Al Molinaro, American actor (Murray-Odd Couple, Al-Happy Days), dies 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
  • 2015-11-16 David Canary, American actor (Bonanza, One Life to Live), dies at 77
  • 2015-11-18 Mal Whitfield, American Olympic athlete, dies at 91
  • 2015-11-20 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), dies at 82
  • 2015-11-21 Bob [Robert] Foster, American professional boxer "The Deputy Sheriff", 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 Robert Loggia, American actor (Officer & a Gentleman, Scarface), dies 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
  • 2015-12-10 Dolph Schayes, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers), dies at 87
  • 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

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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
  • 2016-01-18 Glenn Frey, American singer-songwriter (The Eagles), dies at 67
  • 2016-01-21 Bill Johnson, alpine skier (first American to win alpine Olympic gold - 1984), dies at 55
  • 2016-01-23 Peter [Piet] Swevel, 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-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

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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
  • 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
  • 2016-03-09 John Gutfreund, American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), dies at 86
  • 2016-03-09 Bill Wade, American NFL quarterback (Chicago Bears), dies at 85
  • 2016-03-09 Robert Horton, American actor (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, 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

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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 (Gov. Gatling in "Benson"), dies 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

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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

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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, 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