United States of America in History (Part 51)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 5001 - 5,100 of 10,137

  • 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
  • 1954-02-12 Philip Zimmermann, American cryptographer
  • 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)
  • 1954-04-17 Michael Sembello, American musician
  • 1954-04-21 James Morrison [Paige], American actor (24, Twin Peaks), born in Bountiful, Utah

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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 death-row inmate
  • 1954-04-29 Jake Burton Carpenter, American snowboarder
  • 1954-05-02 Roberta Pedon, American glamour model (d. 1982)
  • 1954-05-03 Gary Young, American drummer (Pavement)
  • 1954-05-04 Pia Zadora, American actress
  • 1954-05-05 Dave Spector, American television personality and commentator
  • 1954-05-07 Amy Heckerling, American director
  • 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 musician
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 1954-07-11 Butch Reed, American professional wrestler
  • 1954-07-16 Jeanette Mott Oxford, American politician
  • 1954-07-17 J. Michael Straczynski, American author
  • 1954-07-19 Srđa Trifković, Serbian-American journalist
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1954-08-17 Eric Johnson, American guitarist
  • 1954-08-20 Tawn Mastrey, American disc jockey (d. 2007)
  • 1954-08-20 Don Stark, American actor
  • 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
  • 1954-09-08 Mark Foley, American politician (R) (US Rep Florida 1995-2006), resigned after texting scandal
  • 1954-09-09 Jeffrey Combs, American actor
  • 1954-09-12 Adrian Adonis, American professional wrestler (d. 1988)
  • 1954-09-12 Jeff Jarvis, American journalist
  • 1954-09-16 Frank Reed, American singer (Chi-Lites), (d. 2014)
  • 1954-09-20 Henry Samueli, American NHL team owner
  • 1954-09-22 Randy Lanier, American racing driver
  • 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
  • 1954-10-24 Brad Sherman, American politician
  • 1954-10-24 Mike Rounds, American politician
  • 1954-10-27 Jan Duursema, American comic book artist (Star Wars comics)
  • 1954-11-02 Pat Croce, American entrepreneur, sports team executive and owner, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-11-08 Jeanette McGruder, American musician (P Funk)
  • 1954-11-11 Mary Gaitskill, American novelist
  • 1954-11-13 Scott McNealy, American CEO of Sun Microsystems
  • 1954-11-13 Chris Noth, American actor (Tyrant), born in Madison, Wisconsin

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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 author
  • 1954-11-16 Bruce Edwards, American golf caddy (d. 2004)
  • 1954-11-21 Thomas Rothman, American film executive
  • 1954-11-26 Roz Chast, American cartoonist
  • 1954-11-27 Kimmy Robertson, American actress best known for her role as Lucy Moran in the TV series Twin Peaks
  • 1954-12-03 Grace Andreacchi, American author
  • 1954-12-04 Tony Todd, American actor and producer
  • 1954-12-07 Mark Hofmann, American forger, bomber and convicted murderer, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1954-12-08 Harold Hongju Koh, Korean-American Dean of Yale Law School
  • 1954-12-12 Liz Claman, American television anchor
  • 1954-12-13 Tamora Pierce, American author
  • 1954-12-14 James Horan, American actor (General Hospital, Transformers Prime), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1954-12-20 Michael Badalucco, American actor
  • 1954-12-20 Sandra Cisneros, American writer
  • 1955-01-02 Tex Brashear, American voice actor
  • 1955-01-09 Michiko Kakutani, American literary critic
  • 1955-01-09 J. K. Simmons, American actor
  • 1955-01-12 Rockne S. O'Bannon, American screenwriter

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1955-01-18 Kevin Costner, American actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1955-01-20 Wyatt Knight, American actor
  • 1955-01-21 Jeff Koons, American artist (balloon animals), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-01-22 Timothy R. Ferguson, American politician
  • 1955-01-22 John Wesley Shipp, Norfolk, Virginia, American actor (Dawson's Creek, One Life to Live)
  • 1955-01-27 John G Roberts, 17th Chief Justice of the United States, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1955-02-03 Stephen Euin Cobb, American novelist
  • 1955-02-08 Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
  • 1955-02-10 Jim Cramer, American television personality
  • 1955-02-12 Arsenio Hall, comedian (Alan Thicke, Arsenio, Coming to America)
  • 1955-02-12 Bill Laswell, American bassist and record producer

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 5001 - 5,043 of 5,043

  • 2016-04-20 Chyna [Joanie Laurer], American professional wrestler and reality TV star, dies at 46

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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 52, 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

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2016-06-03 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], American world heavyweight boxing champion (1964-70, 1974-80), dies from septic shock caused by 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, American musician and songwriter (Monster Mash), 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