United States of America in History (Part 50)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 4901 - 5,000 of 9,831

  • 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, French pop instrumental pianist (Amour, Romantic America), born in Paris
  • 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 (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), born in North Adams, Massachusetts
  • 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 [Schipani], American actress (Hairspray), 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 drummer (BoDeans, 1984-87; Violent Femmes, 1993-2002), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 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 stage and screen actress, and pop singer ("Turn the Beat Around"), born in Harlem, New York City (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 (The Avenger, Teen Titans), born in New York City
  • 1954-06-09 Gregory Maguire, American fantasy writer (Wicked), born in Albany, New York
  • 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 television screenwriter, producer, comic book writer and director (Babylon 5, Jeremiah, Changeling), 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, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 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, born in Austin, Texas
  • 1954-08-20 Tawn Mastrey, American disc jockey and music video producer, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (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, born in Oxnard, California
  • 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 (Anaheim Ducks), 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 Tex-Mex and roots singer-songwriter, guitarist and accordion player (Los Lobos - "Will The Wolf Survive?"; Latin Playboys), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-10-07 Kenneth Atchley, American composer
  • 1954-10-16 Stephen Mellor, American actor
  • 1954-10-19 Deborah Blum, American writer
  • 1954-10-24 Brad Sherman, American politician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-10-24 Mike Rounds, American politician (31st Governor of South Dakota), born in Huron, South Dakota
  • 1954-10-27 Jan Duursema, American comic book artist (Star Wars comics), born in New Jersey
  • 1954-11-02 Pat Croce, American entrepreneur, sports team executive and owner, TV personality (Philadelphia 76ers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-11-08 Jeanette McGruder, American singer (P Funk; Brides of Funkenstein), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954-11-11 Mary Gaitskill, American writer, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1954-11-13 Scott McNealy, American CEO of Sun Microsystems

Person of interestCondoleezza Rice

1954-11-14 Condoleezza Rice, 1st female African-American U.S. Secretary of State (2005-09), born in Birmingham, Alabama

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice
  • 1954-11-16 Andrea Barrett, American novelist (Servants of the Map), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1954-11-16 Bruce Edwards, American golf caddie for Hall of Fame golfer Tom Watson (d. 2004)
  • 1954-11-18 Carter Burwell, American film composer (Coen Brothers films, Twilight Saga), born in New York City
  • 1954-11-21 Thomas Rothman, American film executive

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 4901 - 4,945 of 4,945

  • 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 funk, rock, R&B singer-songwriter and musician ("1999"; "Purple Rain"), dies from an accidental overdose of painkillers at 57

  • 2016-04-21 Lonnie Mack, American rocker ("Baby What's Wrong"), dies at 74
  • 2016-04-24 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American soul singer ("Me & Mrs Jones"), dies of pancreatic cancer 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, and teacher, dies at 93
  • 2016-05-08 William Schallert, American character actor (Patty Duke Show- "Martin"; Get Smart - "The Admiral"), 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 folk and country singer-songwriter (Heartbroke), dies of lymphoma 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