Today in United States of America History (Part 12)
US States: Alabama - Alaska - Arizona - Arkansas - California - Colorado - Connecticut - Delaware - District of Columbia - Florida - Georgia (US) - Guam - Hawaii - Idaho - Illinois - Indiana - Iowa - Kansas - Kentucky - Louisiana - Maine - Maryland - Massachusetts - Michigan - Minnesota - Mississippi - Missouri - Montana - Nebraska - Nevada - New Hampshire - New Jersey - New Mexico - New York - North Carolina - North Dakota - Ohio - Oklahoma - Oregon - Pennsylvania - Puerto Rico - Rhode Island - South Carolina - South Dakota - Tennessee - Texas - Utah - Vermont - Virgin Islands (US) - Virginia - Washington - West Virginia - Wisconsin - Wyoming
Events 1101 - 1,200 of 1,326
1992-01-26 - Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect
1992-01-27 - 19th American Music Award: C & C Music Factory, Michael Bolton win
1992-03-28 - 6th American Comedy Award: Cathy Ladman, Judy Watkins, Billy Crystal
1992-04-13 - American Airlines reduce its 1st-class fares 20%-50%
1992-05-09 - America Cup finals begin in San Diego
1992-06-01 - America West Arena opens in Phoenix
1992-07-19 - Ebony P Warren, crowned 24th Miss Black America
1992-09-20 - Leanza Cornett (Florida), 21, crowned 66th Miss America 1993
1992-11-07 - 1st NBA game at America West Arena, Phoenix Suns beat Clippers 111-105
1993-01-05 - Washington state executes Westley Allan Dodd by hanging (the first legal hanging in America since 1965).
1993-01-25 - 20th American Music Award: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld 1993-02-28 - 7th American Comedy Award: Seinfeld wins
1993-05-04 - "Angels in America-Millennium Approaches" opens at Kerr for 367 perfs
1993-06-06 - 47th Tony Awards: Angels in America & Kiss of the Spider Woman win
1993-06-26 - Rebecca Jones, of Georgia, 18, crowned America's Junior Miss
1993-07-04 - Pilar Fort, crowned 25th Miss Black America
1993-09-18 - Kimberly Clarice Aiken (SC), 18, crowned 67th Miss America 1994
1993-09-19 - Kimberly Clarice Aiken, 18, Miss SC wins 67th Miss America
1993-10-13 - Captured American Pilot Mike Durant is filmed in an interview in captivity by a CNN camera crew.
1993-11-01 - Atlantic Radio (20 radio stations) becomes American Radio Systems
1993-11-20 - Savings and Loan scandal: The United States Senate Ethics Committee issues a stern censure of California senator Alan Cranston for his "dealings" with savings-and-loan executive Charles Keating.
1993-11-23 - "Angels in America-Perestroika" opens at Walter Kerr NYC for 216 perfs
1994-02-07 - 21st American Music Award: Whitney Houston wins
1994-03-07 - 8th American Comedy Award: Carrot Top wins
1994-03-07 - The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.that parodies of an original work are generally covered by the doctrine of fair use.
1994-05-28 - "Cafe American," last airs on NBC-TV
Singer Whitney Houston 1994-06-12 - 48th Tony Awards: Angels in America: Perestroika & Passion win
1994-07-05 - The United States announced it would refuse further unrestricted immigration from Haiti.
1994-07-16 - Baseball Night in America premieres (no Saturday day games)
1994-07-23 - Amy Osmond, of Utah, 17, crowned America's Junior Miss
1994-09-17 - Heather Whitestone, 21, (Ala), crowned 68th Miss America 1995
1994-10-29 - National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC)
1994-10-31 - American Eagle ATR-72 crash down at Gary, Indiana: 68 killed
1994-12-04 - "Angels in America-Perestroika" closes at W Kerr NYC after 216 perfs
1994-12-04 - "Angels in America-Millennium Approach" closes at Kerr after 367 perfs
1994-12-13 - American Eagle commuter plane crashes in NC, killing 15
1995-01-13 - America3 becomes 1st all-female crew to win an America's Cup race
1995-01-30 - 22nd American Music Award: Boyz II Men & Ace of Base win
1995-03-06 - 9th American Comedy Award: Rodney Dangerfield
1995-03-06 - American Express Travel begins charging for domestic air tickets
1995-05-13 - New Zealand beats US for the America's Cup
1995-07-01 - Kiersten Rickenbach, of NJ, crowned America's Junior Miss
1995-09-12 - Belarus military shoots down a hydrogen balloon, killing its two American pilots.
1995-09-16 - Shawntel Smith (Okla), 24, crowned 69th Miss America 1996
1995-10-18 - NHL Winnipeg Jets sold to Americans who plan to move them to Phoenix
Radio shock jock Howard Stern 1995-11-07 - Howard Stern's 2nd book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever)
1995-12-20 - American Flight 965 crashes in Columbia, 159 die, 5 survive
1996-01-29 - 23rd American Music Award: Garth Brooks wins
1996-03-06 - 10th American Comedy Award
1996-03-28 - Katie Beam, 17, of Oklahoma, crowned 35th Miss Teenage America
1996-05-25 - Jennifer Maria Holsten, 18, crowned Miss Filipino-American
1996-06-29 - Andrea Leah Plummer, of Tennessee, crowned 39th America's Junior Miss
1996-07-25 - Kim LaPlante of Washington state crowned Mrs United States
1996-08-23 - Osama bin Laden issues message entitled 'A declaration of war against the Americans occupying the land of the two holy places.'
1996-09-14 - Tara Dawn Holland (Kansas), 23, crowned 70th Miss America 1997
1996-10-09 - Howard Stern's book "Miss America" released in paperback
1997-01-27 - 24th American Music Award: Toni Braxton & Alanis Morissette win
1997-02-09 - 11th American Comedy Award: Debbie Reynolds
1997-02-23 - American Express Senior Golf Invitational
1997-03-15 - Pitts Penguins' Joe Mullen, is 1st American to score 500 NHL goals
Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette 1997-04-13 - "American Daughter" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 88 performances
1997-04-15 - America On Line, begins service in Japan
1997-05-28 - Wallace Berg, 42, is 4th American to scale Mt Everest for 3rd time
1997-06-13 - American fugitive Ira Einhorn is arrested in France for the murder of Holly Maddux after 16 years on the run, though he would not return for another four years.
1997-06-29 - "American Daughter" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 88 performances
1997-06-29 - Tyrenda Williams, 18, of Alabama, crowned 40th America's Junior Miss
1997-07-09 - Baseball's triple A American Association (formed in 1902) votes to disband
1997-07-20 - American Justin Leonard wins the British Open shooting at 272
1997-08-17 - First of America Senior Golf Classic
1997-09-13 - Katherine Shindle (Ill), 24, crowned 71st Miss America 1998
1997-10-12 - Transamerica Senior Golf
1997-11-10 - "Jackie - An American Life," opens at Belasco Theater NYC
1998-01-04 - A massive ice storm hits eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, continuing through January 10 and causing widespread destruction.
1998-01-26 - 25th American Music Award: Spice Girls & Babyface win
1998-01-26 - Pres Clinton says "I want to say one thing to the American people I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky"
1998-02-01 - Rear Admiral Lillian E. Fishburne became the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.
1998-02-03 - Karla Faye Tucker is executed in Texas becoming the first woman executed in the United States since 1984.
1998-02-14 - Authorities in the United States announce that Eric Robert Rudolph is a suspect in an Alabama abortion clinic bombing.
1998-03-04 - Gay rights: Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services: The Supreme Court of the United States rules that federal laws banning on-the-job sexual harassment also apply when both parties are the same sex.
1998-04-22 - Disney's Animal Kingdom opens at Walt Disney World near Orlando, Florida, United States.
1998-05-13 - India carries out two nuclear tests at Pokhran, in addition to the three conducted on May 11. The United States and Japan impose economic sanctions on India.
1998-05-18 - United States v. Microsoft: The United States Department of Justice and 20 U.S. states file an antitrust case against Microsoft.
42nd US President Bill Clinton 1998-05-22 - Lewinsky scandal: a federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal, involving President Bill Clinton.
1998-05-26 - The United States Supreme Court rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.
1998-05-28 - Nuclear testing: Pakistan responds to a series of Indian nuclear tests with five of its own, prompting the United States, Japan, and other nations to impose economic sanctions.
1998-06-25 - In Clinton v. City of New York, the United States Supreme Court decides that the Line Item Veto Act of 1996 is unconstitutional.
1998-07-24 - Russell Eugene Weston Jr. bursts into the United States Capitol and opens fire killing two police officers. He is later ruled to be incompetent to stand trial.
1998-08-20 - U.S. embassy bombings: the United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.
1998-10-29 - ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of STS-95 space shuttle mission.
1998-11-09 - Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for their price-fixing. This is the largest civil settlement in United States history.
1998-11-12 - Then Vice President of the United States Al Gore symbolically signs the Kyoto Protocol.
1998-11-19 - Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee begins impeachment hearings against U.S. President Bill Clinton.
1998-12-16 - Iraq disarmament crisis: Operation Desert Fox - The United States and United Kingdom bomb targets in Iraq.
1998-12-19 - Lewinsky scandal: The United States House of Representatives forwards articles I and III of impeachment against President Bill Clinton to the Senate.
1999-01-02 - A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13°F (-25°C); 68 deaths are reported.
1999-01-21 - War on Drugs: In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the United States Coast Guard intercepts a ship with over 4,300 kg (9,500 lb) of cocaine on board.
1999-02-12 - President Bill Clinton is acquitted by the United States Senate in his impeachment trial.
1999-03-08 - The Supreme Court of the United States upholds the murder convictions of Timothy McVeigh for the Oklahoma City bombing.
1999-04-07 - The World Trade Organisation rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.
1999-05-25 - The United States House of Representatives releases the Cox Report which details the People's Republic of China's nuclear espionage against the U.S. over the prior two decades.
Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 9,105
1903-11-06 - June Marlowe, American actress (d. 1984)
1903-11-07 - Grace Stafford, American actress (d. 1992)
1903-12-28 - Earl Hines, American musician (d. 1983)
1904-01-05 - Jeane Dixon, American astrologer (d. 1997)
1904-01-14 - Emily Hahn, American writer (d. 1997)
1904-01-18 - Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (d. 2006)
1904-01-26 - Ancel Keys, American scientist (d. 2004)
1904-03-04 - Chief Tahachee, American-born Old Settler Cherokee Indian stage and film actor (d. 1978)
1904-03-09 - Paul Klipsch, American engineer, noted for his loudspeaker designs. (d. 2002)
1904-03-14 - Doris Eaton Travis, American actress, Ziegfeld girl
1904-03-21 - Forrest Mars Sr., American candymaker (d. 1999)
1904-04-03 - Russel Wright, American industrial designer (d. 1976)
1904-04-09 - Sharkey Bonano, American musician (d. 1972)
1904-04-18 - Pigmeat Markham, American comedian (d. 1981)
1904-04-20 - George Stibitz, American scientist (d. 1995)
1904-05-06 - Raymond Bailey, American actor (d. 1980)
1904-05-14 - Hans Albert Einstein, American professor (d. 1973)
1904-07-05 - Ernst Mayr, American biologist (d. 2005)
1904-07-24 - Leo Arnaud, French-American composer (d. 1991)
1904-07-31 - Brett Halliday, American writer (d. 1977)
1904-08-17 - Mary Cain, American newspaper editor and politician (d. 1984)
1904-08-27 - John Hay Whitney, American financier (d. 1982)
1904-09-10 - Max Shachtman, American politician (d. 1972)
1904-09-22 - Ellen Church, American stewardess (d. 1965)
1904-10-12 - Lester Dent, American writer (d. 1959)
1904-10-18 - A. J. Liebling, American journalist (d. 1963)
1904-10-23 - Harvey Penick, American golfer (d. 1995)
1904-12-09 - Robert Livingston, American actor (d. 1988)
1904-12-11 - Marge, American cartoonist (d 1993)
1904-12-24 - Joseph Moses Juran, American industrial engineer and philanthropist.
1905-01-03 - Anna May Wong, American actress (d. 1961)
1905-01-11 - Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist (d. 1960)
1905-01-12 - James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist (d. 1997)
1905-02-03 - Arne Beurling, American mathematician(d. 1986)
1905-03-18 - Thomas Townsend Brown, American scientist (d. 1985)
1905-03-29 - Philip Ahn, American actor (d. 1978)
1905-04-03 - Robert Frederick Sink, United States Army Officer (d. 1965)
1905-04-07 - Queenie Leonard, American actress (d. 2002)
1905-04-14 - Elizabeth Huckaby, American educator (d. 1999)
1905-04-18 - George H. Hitchings, American scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1998)
1905-04-21 - Pat Brown, American politician (d. 1996)
1905-05-08 - Red Nichols, American musician (d. 1965)
1905-06-12 - Ray Barbuti, American athlete (d. 1988)
1905-06-19 - Mildred Natwick, American actress (d. 1994)
1905-06-20 - Lillian Hellman, American playwright (d. 1984)
1905-07-04 - Irving Johnson, American adventurer (d. 1991)
1905-07-05 - Myles Horton, American educator and Civil Rights Movement teacher (d. 1990)
1905-07-29 - Stanley Kunitz, American poet (d. 2006)
1905-08-24 - Arthur Crudup, American singer and guitarist (d. 1974)
1905-08-31 - Sanford Meisner, American actor and teacher (d. 1997)
1905-09-19 - Leon Jaworski, American Watergate scandal special prosecutor (d. 1982)
1905-10-05 - Harriet E. MacGibbon, American actress (d. 1987)
1905-10-11 - Fred Trump, American real estate developer, father of Donald Trump (d. 1999)
1905-11-02 - James Dunn, American actor (d. 1967)
1905-11-14 - John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (d. 1964)
1905-12-06 - James J. Braddock, American boxer (d. 1974)
1906-03-04 - Meindert DeJong American author (d. 1991)
1906-03-04 - Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr., American businessman (d. 2007)
1906-03-21 - Jim Thompson, American designer and businessman
1906-03-27 - Pee Wee Russell, American musician (d. 1969)
1906-04-05 - Lord Buckley, American monologist (d. 1960)
1906-04-11 - Dale Messick, American cartoonist (d. 2005)
1906-04-13 - Bud Freeman, American musician (d. 1991)
1906-04-17 - Sidney R. Garfield, American physician (d. 1984)
1906-05-02 - Philippe Halsman, American photographer (d. 1979)
1906-05-19 - Bruce Bennett, American athlete and actor (d. 2007)
1906-06-21 - Harold Spina, American composer (d. 1997)
1906-06-24 - Willard Maas, American educator and experimental filmmaker (d. 1971)
1906-06-26 - Viktor Schreckengost, American industrial designer (d. 2008)
1906-06-30 - Anthony Mann, American film actor and director (d. 1967)
1906-07-01 - Estée Lauder, American entrepreneur (d. 2004)
1906-07-03 - Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer (d. 1952)
1906-07-16 - Vincent Sherman, American film director (d. 2006)
1906-08-06 - Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984)
1906-08-12 - Tedd Pierce, American animator (d. 1972)
1906-08-27 - Ed Gein, American serial killer (d. 1984)
1906-09-17 - Edgar Wayburn, American environmentalist
1906-09-21 - Henry Beachell, American plant breeder (d. 2006)
1906-09-27 - Jim Thompson, American author (d. 1977)
1906-10-21 - Lillian Asplund, last American Titanic survivor (d. 2006)
1906-10-27 - Earle Cabell, American politician (d. 1975)
1906-10-30 - Alexander Gode, German-American linguist (d. 1970)
1906-11-01 - Johnny Indrisano, American boxer and actor (d. 1968)
1906-11-05 - Fred Lawrence Whipple, American astronomer (d. 2004)
1906-11-13 - Eva Zeisel, Budapest, Hungary, American industrial designer
1906-11-14 - Louise Brooks, silent screen star (American Venus, Pandora's Box)
Actress Agnes Moorehead (1906-12-06) 1906-12-06 - Agnes Moorehead, Clinton, Massachusetts, American actress (Endora-Bewitched), (d. 1974)
1906-12-27 - Oscar Levant, Pittsburgh, actor (American in Paris, Dance of Life)
1907-01-12 - Patsy Kelly, American actress (d. 1981)
1907-01-16 - Paul Nitze, American government official (d. 2004)
1907-01-22 - Douglas Corrigan, American pilot (d. 1995)
1907-02-03 - James Michener, American author (d. 1997)
1907-02-12 - Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)
1907-02-26 - Dub Taylor, American actor (d. 1994)
1907-02-27 - Mildred Bailey, American singer (d. 1951)
1907-03-12 - Dorrit Hoffleit, American astronomer (d. 2007)
1907-03-24 - Lucia Chase, US ballerina/co-founder (American Ballet Theater)
1907-03-28 - "Swifty" Lazar, American talent agent (d. 1993)
1907-04-12 - Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (d. 1979)
1907-04-18 - Stephen Longstreet, American writer (All or Nothing)
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Deaths 1101 - 1,200 of 3,949
1980-08-22 - James Smith McDonnell, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1899)
1980-08-26 - Tex Avery, American cartoonist (b. 1908)
1980-08-27 - Douglas Kenney, American humorist (b. 1947)
1980-09-09 - John Howard Griffin, American writer (b. 1920)
1980-09-25 - Earl Curry, American religious author (b. 1890)
1980-11-24 - Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (b. 1897)
1980-11-27 - F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (b. 1882)
1980-11-29 - Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and devout member of the Roman Catholic Church, dies at 83
1980-12-26 - Tony Smith, American sculptor (b. 1912)
1980-12-29 - Tim Hardin, American musician (b. 1941)
1981-01-01 - Hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920)
1981-01-10 - Fawn M. Brodie, American historian (b. 1915)
1981-02-06 - Hugo Montenegro, American film music composer (b. 1925)
1981-02-18 - John Knudsen Northrop, American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1895)
1981-02-27 - Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (b. 1920)
1981-03-04 - Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)
1981-03-22 - James "Jumbo" Elliott, American track coach (b. 1915)
1981-05-16 - Ernie Freeman, American pianist and arranger (b. 1922)
1981-05-25 - Roy Brown, American boxer/rocker, dies of a heart attack at 55
1981-06-16 - Jule Gregory Charney, American meteorologist (b. 1917)
1981-06-17 - Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (b. 1889)
1981-07-07 - Mildred Lisette Norman a.k.a. Peace Pilgrim, American pacifist and activist
1981-07-10 - Ken Rex McElroy, American hog rustler (b. 1936)
1981-07-27 - Ray Harrison, dancer (American Song), dies at 64
1981-07-29 - Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)
1981-09-08 - Roy Wilkins, American civil rights activist (b. 1901)
1981-09-22 - Harry Warren, American composer and lyricist (b. 1893)
1981-10-02 - Harry Golden, American journalist (b. 1902)
1981-12-03 - Walter Knott, American farmer (b. 1889)
1981-12-21 - Allan Dwan, Canadian-born American director and screenwriter (b. 1885)
1982-01-01 - Vladimir K Zworykin, Russ/American engineer (cathode-ray tube), dies
1982-01-16 - Red Smith, American sports columnist (b. 1905)
Blues Singer Lightnin' Hopkins (1982-01-30) 1982-01-30 - Lightnin' Hopkins, American musician (b. 1912)
1982-02-17 - Nestor Chylak, American baseball umpire (b. 1922)
1982-02-17 - Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 64
1982-03-11 - Horace Gregory, American poet (b. 1898)
1982-04-30 - Lester Bangs, American music journalist, author, and musician (b. 1949)
1982-05-08 - Neil Bogart, American record executive (b. 1943)
1982-05-15 - Gordon Smiley, American race car driver (b. 1946)
1982-06-06 - Kenneth Rexroth, American poet (b. 1905)
1982-06-23 - Vincent Chin, Chinese-American hate crime victim (b. 1955)
1982-07-15 - Bill Justis, American musician and producer (b. 1926)
1982-07-25 - Hal Foster, Canadian-American cartoonist (Prince Valiant) (b. 1892)
1982-07-30 - Roberta Pedon, American glamour model (b. 1954)
1982-08-04 - Bruce Goff, American Architect (b. 1904)
1982-08-13 - Joe Tex, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933)
1982-09-01 - Haskell Curry, American mathematician (b. 1900)
1982-10-18 - Dwain Esper, American film director (b. 1892)
1982-12-17 - Homer S. Ferguson, American politician (b. 1889)
1982-12-19 - Dwight Macdonald, American social critic (b. 1906)
1983-03-17 - Haldan Keffer Hartline, American physiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1903)
1983-04-05 - Danny Rapp, American musician (Danny & the Juniors) (b. 1941)
1983-05-06 - Kai Winding, American trombonist and jazz composer (b. 1922)
1983-05-14 - Roger J. Traynor, American judge (b. 1900)
1983-05-28 - Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (b. 1909)
1983-07-11 - Ross Macdonald, American-Canadian writer (b. 1915)
1983-07-30 - Howard Dietz, American lyricist (b. 1896)
1983-09-01 - Larry McDonald, American congressman (b. 1935)
1983-10-05 - Earl Tupper, American inventor (b. 1907)
1983-10-16 - Kelso, American racehorse (b. 1957)
1983-12-28 - Jimmy Demaret, American golfer (b. 1910)
1984-01-18 - Malcolm H Kerr, 9th pres of American U of Beirut, shot dead
1984-02-22 - Jessamyn West, American writer (b. 1902)
1984-03-04 - Jewel Carmen, American actress (b. 1897)
1984-03-16 - John Hoagland, American photographer (b. 1947)
1984-03-19 - Garry Winogrand, American photographer (b. 1928)
1984-03-21 - Shauna Grant, American actress (suicide) (b. 1963)
1984-03-28 - Carmen Dragon, American conductor, composer and arranger (b. 1914)
1984-03-31 - Ronald Clark O'Bryan, American murderer (b. 1944)
1984-04-13 - Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician (b. 1911)
1984-05-04 - Bob Clampett, American cartoonist (b. 1913)
1984-05-15 - Francis Schaeffer, American theologian, philosopher, and pastor (b. 1912)
1984-05-24 - Vincent J. McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter (b. 1914)
1984-06-16 - Lew Andreas, American basketball coach (b. 1895)
1984-06-18 - Alan Berg, American radio talk show host
1984-07-04 - Jimmie Spheeris, American singer-songwriter (b. 1949)
1984-07-07 - Carl Boenish, American father of BASE jumping (b. 1941)
1984-07-14 - Ernest Tidyman, American writer (b. 1928)
1984-07-25 - Big Mama Thornton, American singer (b. 1926)
1984-08-08 - Ellen Raskin, American author(b.1928)
1984-09-07 - Joe Cronin, shortstop/American League Pres, dies at 77
1984-09-11 - Jerry Voorhis, American politician (b. 1901)
1984-11-12 - Chester Himes, American author (b. 1909)
1984-11-16 - Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (b. 1906)
1984-11-18 - Mary Hamman, American writer and editor (b. 1907)
1984-12-07 - Lee Roy Yarbrough, American race car (Nascar) driver (b. 1938)
1984-12-11 - Oskar Seidlin, German-born American scholar (b. 1911)
1984-12-19 - Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (b. 1903)
1985-01-05 - Robert L. Surtees, American Oscar-winning cinematographer (Ben-Hur) (b. 1906
1985-01-21 - James Beard, American chef and author (b. 1903)
1985-01-21 - Eddie Graham, American professional wrestler and promoter (b. 1930)
1985-02-03 - Frank Oppenheimer, American physicist (b. 1912)
1985-02-11 - Ben Abruzzo, American businessman and balloonist (b. 1930)
1985-03-23 - Peter Charanis, Greek-American scholar and professor (b. 1908)
1985-03-29 - Luther Terry, Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)
1985-04-01 - Douglass Wallop, American novelist and playwright (b. 1920)
1985-04-08 - J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (b. 1897)
1985-04-22 - Paul H. Emmett, American chemical engineer (b. 1900)
1985-05-02 - Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (b. 1909)
1985-06-15 - Andy Stanfield, American athlete (b. 1927)