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American - Notable Historical Events

William PennMar 4, 1681

Samuel AdamsFeb 11, 1768

George WashingtonJun 15, 1775

Ethan AllenSep 25, 1775

Phillis WheatleyOct 18, 1775

Thomas PaineJan 10, 1776

Benjamin FranklinOct 26, 1776

John JaySep 28, 1779

John AdamsApr 19, 1782

Pierre Charles L'EnfantMay 2, 1783

George MasonSep 12, 1787

Noah WebsterDec 9, 1793

Alexander von HumboldtJun 5, 1799

TecumsehAug 5, 1812

Cyrus Hall McCormickJun 21, 1834

Edgar Allan PoeOct 3, 1849

George BancroftFeb 21, 1852

Millard FillmoreFeb 18, 1856

Abraham LincolnNov 6, 1860

Jefferson DavisMar 27, 1863

General ShermanApr 30, 1863

General CusterNov 27, 1868

Hiram R. RevelsMar 16, 1869

Henry Ossian FlipperJun 15, 1877

Thomas EdisonDec 7, 1877

Clara BartonMay 21, 1881

Jesse JamesApr 3, 1882

Grover ClevelandNov 4, 1884

Samuel GompersDec 8, 1886

Frederick DouglassJun 23, 1888

William McKinleySep 6, 1901

Tom HornOct 10, 1902

Theodore RooseveltNov 8, 1904

Frank Lloyd WrightAug 15, 1914

Bob HopeDec 20, 1920

Edwin HubbleDec 30, 1924

Amelia EarhartJun 18, 1928

Herbert HooverOct 22, 1928

BradmanJul 4, 1932

Moss HartJan 21, 1939

Igor SikorskySep 13, 1939

Jimmy StewartMar 22, 1941

Betsy RossMay 26, 1941

FDRSep 11, 1941

Louis BuchalterDec 2, 1941

Douglas MacArthurFeb 22, 1942

Paul BrownFeb 8, 1945

Jackie RobinsonApr 15, 1947

Harry TrumanJan 7, 1953

Allen GinsbergApr 3, 1955

Dick ClarkJul 9, 1956

Nat King ColeNov 5, 1956

Meyer LanskyJan 7, 1959

Edward AlbeeJan 24, 1961

John SteinbeckOct 25, 1962

John F. KennedyNov 22, 1963

Malcolm XJun 28, 1964

George MurphyJan 1, 1965

Dorothy HeightMar 20, 1965

Arthur AsheAug 25, 1968

Casey KasemJul 4, 1970

Ernie BanksMay 8, 1973

Tom BradleyJul 1, 1973

Olivia Newton-JohnFeb 18, 1975

Saul BellowOct 21, 1976

Bette DavisMar 2, 1977

Kathy WhitworthApr 24, 1977

Stevie WonderJan 16, 1978

Barry ManilowJan 12, 1979

Barbra StreisandJan 30, 1981

Donna CaponiApr 12, 1981

Kenny RogersJan 25, 1982

Beth DanielMar 7, 1982

Richard KuklinskiApr 29, 1982

Roy DeMeoJan 20, 1983

MadonnaJan 14, 1984

Michael JacksonJan 16, 1984

Lionel RichieJan 28, 1985

Whitney HoustonJan 27, 1986

Robin WilliamsMay 15, 1988

George MichaelJan 30, 1989

the simpsonsDec 17, 1989

Paula AbdulJan 22, 1990

Janet JacksonJan 28, 1991

Mariah CareyJan 25, 1993

seinfeldFeb 28, 1993

Rodney DangerfieldMar 6, 1995

Garth BrooksJan 29, 1996

Tommy MorrisonFeb 15, 1996

Alanis MorissetteJan 27, 1997

Bill ClintonJan 26, 1998

Wayne BradyAug 5, 1998

Monica LewinskyNov 16, 1998

Celine DionJan 11, 1999

Thora BirchSep 8, 1999

Shania TwainJan 17, 2000

George W. BushSep 20, 2001

EminemJan 13, 2003

Fidel CastroOct 25, 2004

Gwen StefaniNov 22, 2005

Kelly ClarksonNov 21, 2006

Justin TimberlakeNov 18, 2007

Seth MacFarlaneMay 4, 2008

Barack ObamaAug 27, 2008

RihannaNov 23, 2008

Nicholas IIDec 5, 2008

Bettie PageDec 6, 2008

Elijah WoodApr 25, 2009

Kim Jong-ilAug 4, 2009

Simon CowellJan 11, 2010

Justin BieberNov 21, 2010

AdeleNov 20, 2011

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American - Historical Events
Date Event
1503-01-20

Casa Contratacion (Board of Trade) found (Spain) to deal with American affairs

1607-04-26

1st British colony in American lands at Cape Henry, Virginia

1619-07-30

House of Burgesses Virginia forms, 1st elective American governing body

1621-03-16

Native American chief visits colony of Plymouth Mass

1621-10-25

Gov Bradford of colony of American Plymouth disallows sport on Christmas Day

1622-03-22

1st American Indian (Powhattan) massacre of whites Jamestown Virginia, 347 slain

1623-03-05

1st American temperance law enacted, Virginia

1629-03-24

1st game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia

1630-06-25

Fork introduced to American dining by Gov Winthrop

1638-06-25

Lunar eclipse is 1st astronomical event recorded in the American Colonies

1639-06-10

1st American log cabin at Fort Christina (Wilmington Delaware)

1642-03-01

Georgeana (York) Maine became the 1st incorporated American city

1646-10-28

First Protestant church assembly for American indians (Massachusetts)

1647-05-26

Alse Young becomes the first person executed as a witch in the American colonies, when she is hanged in Hartford, Connecticut.

1647-11-11

Massachusetts passes first compulsory school attendance law in the American colonies

1648-10-18

1st labor organization forms in North American colonies (Boston Shoemakers)

1656-10-02

British north American colony of Connecticut passes law against Quakers

1658-08-12

1st American police force forms (New Amsterdam)

1662-01-27

1st American lime kiln begins operation (Providence RI)

1664-03-12

1st naturalization act in American colonies

1675-01-08

1st American commercial corporation chartered (NY Fishing Co)

1676-08-12

1st war between American colonists & Indians ends in New England

1681-03-04

English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania

1690-09-25

Publick Occurrences, first newspaper in the American colonies (Boston), publishes first & last edition

1690-12-10

Mass Bay becomes 1st American colonial goverment to borrow money

1691-02-17

Thomas Neale granted British patent for American postal service

1693-07-08

NYC authorizes 1st police uniforms in American colonies

1694-10-23

American colonial forces, led by Sir William Phipps, fail to seize Quebec.

1701-08-02

Great Peace of Montreal signed between New France and North American Indian nations at urging of Huron chief Kondiaronk

1715-11-25

First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn

1716-09-14

1st lighthouse in American colonies lit (Boston Harbor)

1719-12-11

1st recorded display of Aurora Borealis in north American colonies (New England)

1722-01-24

Edward Wigglesworth appointed 1st north American divinity professor (Harvard)

1729-03-15

Sister St Stanislas Hachard, 1st American nun, takes her vows, N Orleans

1732-02-26

1st mass celebrated in 1st American Catholic church, St Joseph's, Philadelphia

1732-12-06

1st play in American colonies acted by professional players, NYC

1733-07-30

Society of Freemasons opens 1st American lodge in Boston

1741-02-13

Andrew Bedford publishes 1st American magazine (American Magazine)

1743-03-14

1st American town meeting (Boston's Faneuil Hall)

1745-03-09

Bells for 1st American carillon shipped from England to Boston

1745-06-17

American colonials capture Louisburg, Cape Breton Island from French

1748-03-19

Naturalization Act passes granting Jews right to colonize north American colonies

1748-08-15

United Lutheran Church the American colonies organized

1750-03-05

1st American Shakespearean production-"altered" Richard III, NYC

1751-05-01

1st American cricket match is played

1752-09-03

Britain and the British Empire (including the American colonies) adopt the Gregorian Calendar, losing 11 days. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives

1752-09-14

Britain (and American colonies) adopt Gregorian calendar (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)

1759-01-11

1st American life insurance company incorporated, Philadelphia

1760-02-16

Native American hostages killed in Fort Prince George, SC

1768-02-11

Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes

1768-02-20

1st American chartered fire insurance company opens (Penn)

1768-10-30

First Methodist church in North American colonies initiated (Wesley Chapel, NYC)

1770-03-05

Boston Massacre, British troops kill 5 in crowd. Native African American Crispus Attucks 1st to die. Later held up as early black martyr. Galvanised anti-British feelings

1771-05-16

The Battle of Alamance, a pre-American Revolutionary War battle between local militia and a group of rebels called "The Regulators", occurs in present-day Alamance County, North Carolina.

1773-10-14

American Revolutionary War: The United Kingdom's East India Company tea ships' cargo are burned at Annapolis, Maryland.

1774-12-13

1st incident of American Revolution - 400 attack Ft William and Mary, New Hampshire

1775-04-19

American Revolution begins - Lexington Common, shot "heard round the world"

1775-05-10

Green Mountain Boys capture Fort Ticonderoga NY-American Revolution

1775-05-17

American Revolutionary War: the Continental Congress bans trade with Canada.

1775-06-15

George Washington appointed commander-in-chief of American Army

1775-09-25

American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured

1775-10-18

African-American poet Phillis Wheatley freed from slavery.

1775-11-13

American Revolutionary forces capture Montreal

1775-12-31

Battle of Quebec in American Revolutionary War; Americans defeated trying to take British stronghold

1776-01-10

"Common Sense" Pamphlet by Thomas Paine, published advocating American independence

1776-03-04

The American War of Independence: The Americans capture Dorchester Heights dominating the port of Boston, Massachusetts.

1776-05-02

France & Spain agreed to give weapons to American rebels

1776-07-01

1st vote on Declaration of Independence for Britain's North American colonies

1776-07-06

American Declaration of Independence announced on front page of "PA Evening Gazette"

1776-08-10

American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.

1776-09-21

Nathan Hale, spied on British for American rebels, arrested

1776-10-26

Benjamin Franklin departed from America for France on a mission to seek French support for the American Revolution.

1776-11-16

1st gun salute for an American warship in a foreign port - US Andrew Doria at Ft St Eustatius

1776-11-16

British troops captured Fort Washington during American Revolution

1776-12-19

Thomas Paine published his 1st "American Crisis" essay, in which he wrote, "These are the times that try men's souls"

1776-12-26

George Washington defeats Hessians at Battle of Trenton in American Revolutionary War

1777-03-08

Regiments from Ansbach and Bayreuth, sent to support Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War, mutiny in the town of Ochsenfurt.

1777-07-07

American Revolutionary War: Battle of Hubbardton

1777-08-28

American Revolutionary War - Battle of Cooch's Bridge takes place near Newark, Delaware.

1777-09-03

Cooch's Bridge - Skirmish of American Revolutionary war in New Castle County, Delaware where the Flag of the United States was flown in battle for the first time.

1777-09-20

Battle of Paoli; British forces under Major General Charles Grey attacked Brigadier General Anthony Wayne's encampment. Claims that the British gave no quarter led to the engagement becoming known (from an American perspective) as the "Paoli Massacre."

1777-09-27

British General William Howe occupies Philadelphia during American Revolution

1778-01-20

1st American military court martial trial begins, Cambridge, Mass

1778-05-01

American Revolution: The Battle of Crooked Billet begins in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.

1778-06-28

Mary Ludwig Hayes "Molly Pitcher" aids American patriots

1778-07-10

American Revolution: Louis XVI of France declares war on the Kingdom of Great Britain.

1778-09-04

City of Amsterdam signs trade agreement with American rebels

1779-07-15

American troops under Gen A Wayne conquer Ft Stony Point, NY

1779-09-28

American Revolution: Samuel Huntington is elected President of the Continental Congress, succeeding John Jay.

1780-05-04

American Academy of Arts & Science founded

1780-05-05

2nd oldest learned society in US (American Academy of Arts & Sciences) forms (Boston)

1780-06-23

American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township.

1780-10-07

British defeated by American militia near Kings Mountain, SC

1780-10-16

Royalton, Vermont and Tunbridge, Vermont last major raid of the American Revolutionary War.

1780-11-05

French-American force under Colonel LaBalme is defeated by Miami Chief Little Turtle.

1781-04-29

French fleet occupies Tobago during American War of Independence

1781-08-30

French fleet of 24 ships under Comte de Grasse defeat British under Admiral Graves at battle of Chesapeake Capes in American Revolutionary War

1781-09-28

9,000 American forces & 7,000 French forces begin siege of Yorktown

1781-10-06

Americans & French begin siege of Cornwallis at Yorktown; last battle of American Revolutionary War

1782-04-19

John Adams secures Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government and house he purchased in The Hague, Netherlands became first American embassy.

1782-07-01

American privateers attack Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

1783-04-18

Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began.

1783-05-02

Architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant is promoted by brevet to Major of Engineers in recognition of his service to American liberty

1783-09-03

Treaty of Paris signed in Paris ends the American Revolutionary War between Great Britain and United States of America

1783-11-02

General George Washington, later 1st American President, bids farewell to his army after the American Revolutionary War

1787-04-16

1st American comedy, "The Contrast," made its debut in NYC

1787-09-12

American statesman George Mason suggests the addition of a Bill of Rights to the Constitution modeled on previous state declarations, but the motion is defeated

1789-01-21

1st American novel, WH Brown's "Power of Sympathy," is published

1790-03-13

John Martin, 1st American-born actor, performs in Philadelphia

1790-08-09

Robert Gray's Columbia Rediviva returns to Boston after 3 year journey, 1st American ship to circumnavigate the Globe

1793-06-11

1st American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick

1793-07-22

Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first Euro-American to complete a transcontinental crossing of Canada.

1793-12-09

Noah Webster establishes NY's 1st daily newspaper, American Minerva

1796-07-08

US State Dept issues 1st American passport

1797-01-30

Congress refuses to accept 1st petitions from American blacks

1799-06-05

Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland set sail in the Pizarro from A Coruña and begin their 5 year Latin American expedition

1803-07-04

The Louisiana Purchase is announced to the American people.

1805-07-08

American Bill Richmond knocks out Jack Holmes, Kilburn Wells, England

1805-11-25

Opera "Thaïs" first American performance

1808-04-06

John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur Company.

1809-03-04

Madison becomes 1st president inaugurated in American-made clothes

1810-02-01

1st insurance co managed by blacks (American Insurance Co of Phila)

1811-07-05

Venezuela, 1st South American country to gain independence from Spain

1812-08-05

War of 1812: Tecumseh's Native American force ambushes Thomas Van Horne's 200 Americans at Brownstone Creek, causing them to flee and retreat.

1813-05-23

South American independence leader Simón Bolívar enters Mérida, leading the invasion of Venezuela, and is proclaimed El Libertador ("The Liberator")

1814-09-11

Battle of Lake Champlain, NY; American Navy defeats British

1816-05-05

American Bible Society organized (NY)

1816-05-11

American Bible Society forms (NY)

1816-12-28

American Colonization Society organizes

1817-04-15

1st American school for the deaf opens (Hartford Conn)

1817-09-09

Alexander Twilight, probably first African American to graduate from a US college, receives BA degree at Middlebury College

1819-04-02

1st successful agricultural journal ("American Farmer") begins

1820-02-06

The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.

1822-02-04

Free American Blacks settle Liberia, West Africa

1822-02-09

American Indian Society organizes

1824-04-17

Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54° 40'N

1824-08-15

Freed American slaves establish Liberia on the West African coast through the American Colonization Society (ACS)

1825-05-25

American Unitarian Association founded

1826-02-13

American Temperance Society, forms in Boston

1826-03-14

General Congress of South American States assembles at Panama

1828-02-21

1st American Indian newspaper in US, "Cherokee Phoenix," published

1828-04-14

First American Dictionary: its author Noah Webster registers its copyright for publication

1830-05-20

1st railroad timetable published in newspaper (Baltimore American)

1833-12-04

American Anti-Slavery Society formed by Arthur Tappan in Phila

1834-06-21

American inventor and businessman Cyrus Hall McCormick patents the reaping machine

1836-02-25

US Showman Phineas Taylor Barnum exhibits African American slave Joice Heth.

1837-02-11

American Physiological Society organizes in Boston

1837-03-04

Weekly Advocate changes its name to the Colored American

1838-04-30

Nicaragua declares independence from Central American federation

1838-07-07

Central American federation is dissolved

1838-11-05

Honduras declares independence of Central American Federation

1839-11-27

American Statistical Association organizes in Boston

1840-01-25

American naval expedition under Charles Wilkes first to identify Antarctica as a new continent

1840-02-16

American Charles Wilkes discovers Shackleton Ice Shelf, Antarctica

1840-08-18

Organization of American Society of Dental Surgeons founded (NY)

1844-06-22

Influential North American fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon is founded at Yale University.

1845-05-03

1st African American lawyer (Macon B Allen) admitted to the bar (Mass)

1845-08-28

Scientific American magazine publishes its first issue.

1846-04-25

Thornton Affair: Open conflict begins over the disputed border of Texas, triggering the Mexican-American War.

1846-09-30

Anesthetic ether used for 1st time by American dentist Dr William Morton who extracts a tooth

1847-05-05

American Medical Association organized (Philadelphia)

1847-05-07

American Medical Association organizes (Phila)

1847-07-26

The Liberian Declaration of Independence is signed making Liberia a sovereign nation, independent from the American Colonization Society

1847-09-12

Mexican-American War: the Battle of Chapultepec begins.

1847-09-13

American-Mexican war: US Gen Winfield Scott captures Mexico City

1848-04-18

American victory at the battle of Cerro Gordo opens the way for invasion of Mexico.

1848-07-06

Mexican-American War ended with the Treaty of Guadaloupe Hidalgo

1848-09-20

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is created.

1849-10-03

American author Edgar Allan Poe is found delirious in a gutter in Baltimore, Maryland under mysterious circumstances; it is the last time he is seen in public before his death.

1850-03-18

Henry Wells & William Fargo forms American Express in Buffalo

1851-12-29

1st American Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) chapter opened in Boston Massachusetts.

1852-02-21

George Bancroft becomes the American Geographical Society's first president

1853-07-06

William Wells Brown publishes "Clotel", 1st novel by an African American

1853-07-18

Completion of Grand Trunk Line, trains begin running over 1st North American railroad between Portland, Maine & Montreal

1854-10-01

The watch company founded in 1850 in Roxbury by Aaron Lufkin Dennison relocates to Waltham, Massachusetts, to become the Waltham Watch Company, a pioneer in the American System of Watch Manufacturing.

1855-09-03

Indian Wars: In Nebraska, 700 soldiers under American General William S. Harney avenge the Grattan Massacre by attacking a Sioux village, killing 100 men, women, and children.

1855-09-27

George F Bristow's "Rip Van Winkle", 2nd American opera, opens in NYC

1856-02-18

American (Know-Nothing) Party abolishes secrecy

1856-02-18

The American Party (Know-Nothings) convenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to nominate its first Presidential candidate, former President Millard Fillmore.

1856-09-14

Battle of San Jacinto at Hacienda San Jacinto, Nicaraguan forces defeat American filibusters

1857-10-06

American Chess Association organized; 1st major US chess tournament (NYC)

1857-10-10

American Chess Association formed (NYC)

1860-01-29

American College established in Rome by Pope Pius IX

1860-08-03

American Canoe Association founded at Lake George NY

1860-11-06

Abraham Lincoln (Rep-R-Ill) elected 16th American President

1861-05-03

Gen Winfield Scott presents his Anaconda Plan for the North against the South in American Civil War

1861-06-08

American Civil War: Tennessee votes to secede from the Union.

1861-08-29

American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.

1861-11-02

American Civil War: Western Department Union General John C. Fremont is relieved of command and replaced by David Hunter.

1861-12-09

American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress.

1861-12-19

Battle of Black Water (American Civil War)

1862-02-06

American Civil Was; naval engagement on Tennessee River-USS Conestago vs CSS Appleton Belle

1862-04-16

American Confederate Congress approves conscription act for all white males (18-35 years)

1862-05-19

US Homestead Act becomes law - provides cheap land for settlement of American West

1862-09-14

Skirmish at Fox's Gap, American Civil War

1862-09-17

American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war; 78 workers killed.

1862-09-30

First Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri

1862-12-31

-Jan 20th) Battle of Stone's River/Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennesse in American Civil War

1863-01-08

American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield

1863-01-26

American Civil War: Massachusetts Governor receives permission from Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent (54th Massachusetts Regiment)

1863-03-27

American Confederate President Jefferson Davis calls for this to be a day of fasting & prayer

1863-04-30

-5/1] Battle of Snyder's Bluff, Virginia (part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War): General Sherman beaten by Confederate forces

1863-05-14

American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson, MS takes place.

1863-07-03

Battle of Gettysburg, Pa, the largest battle ever fought on the American continent, ends in a major victory for the Union.

1863-08-08

American Civil War: Tennessee's "military" Governor Andrew Johnson frees his personal slaves. Celebrated as a holiday by Tennessee African Americans (early 20th century)

1863-09-16

Robert College of Istanbul-Turkey, the first American educational institution outside the United States, is founded by Christopher Robert, an American philanthropist.

1863-11-03

Battle of Grand Coteau in Southwestern Louisiana in the American Civil War

1864-07-29

American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC.

1864-09-18

Hood's Tennessee campaign begins (also called The Franklin—Nashville Campaign), American Civil War

1864-09-27

Battle at Pilot Knob (Ft Davidson) American Civil War, Missouri: 1700 killed/injured

1864-10-28

Second Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri

1864-11-08

Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President

1864-11-22

American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties

1865-03-02

Conferate General Early's army is defeated at the battle of Waynesboro VA during American Civil War

1865-03-18

Congress of Confederate States of American adjourns for last time

1865-05-13

Battle of Palmito Ranch, near Brownsville, Texas: final engagement of the American Civil War, Private John Jefferson Williams of B Company, 34th Regiment Indiana Infantry is last man killed

1865-07-26

Patrick Francis Healy is 1st African American awarded PhD (from University of Leuven, Belgium)

1865-11-06

American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels.

1865-11-13

PT Barnum's New American museum opens in Bridgeport

1866-04-10

American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) forms

1866-05-01

American Equal Rights Association forms

1867-01-08

African American men granted the right to vote in Washington, D.C. despite President Johnson's veto

1868-10-30

John Menard of Louisiana is 1st African American elected to US Congress

1868-11-11

1st American amateur track & field meet (NYC)

1868-11-13

American Philological Association organized in NY

1868-11-27

Battle at Washita River, Oklahoma. General Custer attacks group of Native American Indians, their chief Black Kettle dies in the attack

1868-12-05

1st American bicycle college opens (NY)

1869-03-16

Hiram R. Revels makes 1st official speech by an African American in the Senate

1869-04-08

American Museum of Natural History opens (NYC)

1869-10-26

1st American steeplechase horserace (Westchester, NY)

1869-11-24

American Woman's Suffrage Association forms (Cleveland)

1869-12-10

The first American chapter of Kappa Sigma is founded at the University of Virginia.

1870-04-09

American Anti-Slavery Society dissolves

1872-11-05

American women's right to vote advocate Susan B. Anthony votes for Ulysses S. Grant

1872-11-18

American suffragette Susan B Anthony is arrested after voting on the 5th November in Rochester NY

1873-12-30

American Metrological Society forms (NYC) weights, measures & money

1875-10-22

Sons of American Revolution organizes

1876-10-06

American Library Association organized in Philadelphia

1876-11-25

Indian Wars: In retaliation for the American defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, United States Army troops sack Chief Dull Knife's sleeping Cheyenne village at the headwaters of the Powder River.

1877-06-01

Society of American Artists forms

1877-06-15

Henry Ossian Flipper becomes 1st African American to graduate from West Point Military Academy

1877-10-09

American Humane Association organizes (Cleveland)

1877-11-09

American Chemical Society chartered in NY

1877-12-07

Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph (gramophone) to the editors of "Scientific American"

1877-12-22

"American Bicycling Journal" begins publishing (Boston, Mass)

1878-05-24

CA Parker (Harvard) wins 1st American bike race, Beacon Park Boston

1878-07-26

In California, the poet and American West outlaw calling himself "Black Bart" makes his last clean getaway when he steals a safe box from a Wells Fargo stagecoach. The empty box will be found later with a taunting poem inside.

1878-08-21

American Bar Association organizes at Sarasota, NY

1879-09-05

George Washington De Long, American Arctic Explorer, and commander on board the Jeannette, becomes trapped with his crew in pack ice during his attempt to reach the North Pole

1880-02-16

American Society of Mechanical Engineers forms (NYC)

1880-05-31

League of American Wheelmen (1st US bicycle association), forms in Newport RI

1881-05-21

American Red Cross founded by Clara Barton

1881-10-15

1st American fishing magazine, American Angler published

1881-11-15

American Federation of Labor (AFL) founded (Pittsburgh)

1882-04-03

American Old West: Outlaw Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford.

1882-10-28

Athletics reveal $22,000 profit in their 1st season in the American Association

1882-12-11

Boston's Bijou Theatre, 1st American playhouse lit exclusively by electricity, 1st performance, Gilbert & Sullivan's "Iolanthe"

1883-02-23

American Anti-Vivisection Society organized (Phila)

1883-05-01

NY Athletic Club hires Bob Rogers as 1st American pro sports trainer

1883-11-03

American Old West: Self-described "Black Bart the poet" gets away with his last stagecoach robbery, but leaves an incriminating clue that eventually leads to his capture.

1883-11-06

NYAC organizes 1st American cross-country championship race

1884-05-01

Moses Walker became 1st African American player in major league baseball in US

1884-09-23

American Herman Hollerith patents his mechanical tabulating machine.

1884-11-04

Grover Cleveland (D) beats James G Blaine (R) for his 1st presidential term. The only American president to serve 2 non-consecutive terms

1884-12-01

American Old West: Near Frisco, New Mexico, deputy sheriff Elfego Baca holds off a gang of 80 Texan cowboys who want to kill him for arresting Charles McCarthy.

1885-03-03

American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates

1886-12-08

American Federation of Labor (AFL) formed by 26 craft unions Samuel Gompers elected AFL president

1887-02-08

The Dawes Act authorized the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into individual allotments.

1887-03-02

American Trotting Association organized in Detroit

1887-03-03

American Protective Association forms (anti-Catholic) in Clinton Iowa

1887-11-23

Opera "Trumpeter of Säckingen" 1st American production (NYC)

1888-06-23

Frederick Douglass is 1st African-American nominated for US President

1888-09-11

Death of the Argentine politician Domingo Sarmiento, after whom the Latin American Teacher's Day is chosen.

1889-08-29

1st American International professional lawn tennis contest (Newport RI)

1889-10-02

1st Pan American conference (Washington DC)

1889-10-02

In Colorado, Nicholas Creede strikes it rich in silver during the last great silver boom of the American Old West.

1889-12-14

American Academy of Political & Social Science organized, Phila

1890-01-25

National Afro-American League forms in Chicago

1890-04-14

Pan American Day-1st conference of American states (Wash DC)

1890-10-11

Daughters of American Revolution founded

1891-07-26

Henry James' "American" premieres in London

1891-08-05

1st travelers checks issued (American Express)

1892-04-19

Charles Duryea takes 1st American-made auto out for a spin (Mass)

1892-07-08

American Psychological Association organized, Worcester, Mass

1892-08-13

US black newspaper "Afro-American" begins publishing from Baltimore

1893-02-24

The American University is chartered by an act of the Congress of the United States of America.

1894-05-11

American RR Union strikes Pullman Sleeping Car Co

1894-06-25

American Railway Union under Eugene V Debs goes on strike

1895-06-20

1st female PhD (science) earned (Caroline Willard Baldwin) from an American University

1895-06-28

El Salvador, Honduras & Nicaragua form Central American Union

1895-08-19

American frontier murderer and outlaw, John Wesley Hardin, is killed by an off-duty policeman in a saloon in El Paso, Texas.

1895-09-09

American Bowling Congress forms (NYC)

1896-04-06

1st modern Olympic games open in Athens Greece [3/25 OS] American, James Connolly, wins 1st Olympic gold medal in mod history

1896-05-26

1st American intercollegiate bicycle race, Manhattan Beach NY

1896-07-21

National Federation of Afro-American Women & Colored Women's

1896-11-26

A A Stagg of U Chicago creates American football huddle

1897-03-05

American Negro Academy forms

1897-04-19

1st American marathon ran, John J McDermott wins in 2:55:10 (Boston)

1897-05-18

American baseball NY Giant William (Bill) Joyce sets record of 4 triples in 1 game

1898-04-11

President McKinley asks for Spanish-American War declaration

1898-04-21

Spanish-American War: The U.S. Congress, on April 25, recognizes that a state of war exists between the United States and Spain as of this date.

1898-04-22

1st Spanish-American War action: USS Nashville, takes enemy ship

1898-04-24

Spanish-American War: Spain delares war after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba

1898-04-25

Spanish-American War: The United States declares state of war on Spain effective from 21st April.

1898-06-10

US Marines land in Cuba during Spanish-American War

1898-06-11

1st US Marines (600) land at Guantanamo Cuba during Spanish-American War

1898-06-24

American troops drive Spanish forces from La Guasimas, Cuba

1898-06-30

Winton Motor Carriage Company publishes the first known automobile ad in Scientific American using the headline "dispense with a horse."

1898-07-03

American troops captured deserted Wake Island

1898-07-04

US flag hoisted over Wake Island (Spanish-American War)

1898-07-17

Spanish American War - Spaniards surrender to US at Santiago Cuba

1898-08-12

Peace protocol ends Spanish-American War, signed

1898-09-15

National Afro-American Council forms in Rochester NY

1898-10-18

American flag raised in Puerto Rico

1898-12-10

Spanish-American War ends; US acquires Philippines, PR & Guam

1899-01-07

Walter Camp publishes his 1st All-American football team in Collier's

1899-01-28

American Social Science Association incorporated by Congress

1899-02-04

The Philippine-American War begins with fighting between American and Philippine revolutionary forces

1899-02-06

Spanish-American War ends, peace treaty ratified by Senate

1899-12-02

Philippine-American War: The Battle of Tirad Pass, termed "The Filipino Thermopylae", is fought.

1900-01-29

American League organized in Buffalo, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Milwaukee & Minneapolis

1900-03-05

American Hall of Fame founded

1900-04-17

7 high chiefs of American Samoa sign Instrument of Cession

1900-08-04

An allied expeditionary force, made up of Japanese, Russian, British, French and American troops, sets off from Tientsin for Peking, China, to put down Boxer rebellion

1900-09-13

Filipino resistance fighters defeat a small American column in the Battle of Pulang Lupa, during the Philippine-American War.

1900-09-17

Philippine-American War: Filipinos under Juan Cailles defeat Americans under Colonel Benjamin F. Cheatham at Mabitac.

1900-11-05

Under US military control since the end of the Spanish-American War in 1898, Cuba now calls its own constitutional convention

1900-11-13

Baltimore Orioles (now NY Yankees) enter baseball's American League

1900-12-23

As American forces defeat the Filipino insurgents and impose civil authority, some Filipinos form a Federal Party with a platform recognizing US sovereignty

1901-01-24

1st games played in baseball's American League

1901-03-02

The United States Congress passes the Platt amendment, limiting the autonomy of Cuba as a condition for the withdrawal of American troops.

1901-04-25

Erve Beck hits American League's 1st home run

1901-05-01

Herb McFarland hit 1st grand slam in American League

1901-05-01

Pan-American Exposition opens in Buffalo

1901-05-30

Hall of Fame for Great American on NYU campus dedicated

1901-09-06

US President William McKinley is shot by Leon Czolgosz, an anarchist, while visiting the Pan-American Exposition in New York

1902-03-04

American Automobile Association (AAA) founded in Chicago

1902-10-10

American outlaw Tom Horn's murder trial begins, and he is eventually found guilty and sentenced to death

1902-11-30

American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor.

1903-01-09

Baseball's National & American Leagues make peace

1903-03-26

American Hotel opens in Amsterdam

1903-04-22

American Power Boat Association forms

1903-09-07

Federation of American Motorcyclists organized in NY

1903-12-30

Electric arc lamp sets fire to Iroquois theater in Chicago leaving 602 dead in one of the deadliest blazes in American history

1903-12-30

American Political Science Association founded at New Orleans

1904-02-05

American occupation of Cuba ends

1904-04-23

American Academy of Arts & Letters forms

1904-05-06

American Lung Association holds its 1st meeting

1904-05-18

In Morocco, a brigand, Raizuli, kidnaps Ion H. Perdicaris, an American citizen

1904-09-25

Charles Follis is 1st black to play proessional American football

1904-09-29

1st monument honoring Spanish American War erected (Monroeville Ohio)

1904-10-19

Polytechnic University of the Philippines founded as Manila Business School through the superintendence of the American C.A. O'Reilley.

1904-11-08

American President Theodore Roosevelt (R) defeats Alton B Parker (D)

1905-01-02

The American anarcho-syndicalist union known as the Industrial Workers of the World forms.

1905-03-25

Confederate battle flags captured during the American Civil War are returned to South

1905-12-11

120°F (49°C), Rivadavia, Argentina (South American record)

1906-01-13

1st radio set advertised (Telimco for $7.50 in Scientific American) claimed to receive signals up to one mile

1906-03-06

Nora Blatch is 1st woman elected to American Society of Civil Engineers

1906-07-11

The Gillette-Brown murder inspires Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy.

1906-12-09

NY American reports Belgian King Leopold II bribed US Senate commission on the Congo

1906-12-10

Pres Theodore Roosevelt (1st American) awarded Nobel Peace Prize

1906-12-27

1st annual meeting of American Sociological Society, Providence, RI

1907-01-23

Charles Curtis of Kansas becomes 1st Native American US senator

1907-06-01

-27°F (-33°C), Sarmiento, Argentina (South American record)

1907-11-13

The Conference of Central American States, convoked in response to the war between Honduras and Nicaragua, meets in Washington DC to promote unification

1908-02-18

The American ambassador to Japan is given a note by the Japanese in which they agree to restrict Japanese emigration to the US; this becomes known as the 'Gentlemen's Agreement'

1908-03-23

American diplomat Durham Stevens is attacked by Korean assassins Jeon Myeong-un and Jang In-hwan, leading to his death in a hospital two days later.

1908-08-20

America's Great White Fleet arrives in Sydney, Australia, to be greeted with a tremendous welcome; 221 American sailors desert to remain in Australia

1909-08-11

SOS 1st used by an American ship, Arapahoe, off Cape Hatteras, NC

1910-04-14

Pan American Union forms

1911-05-12

American economic expert W Morgan Schuster arrives by invitation to assume almost dictatorial power over Persia's finances; a move resented by Russia

1911-08-29

Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.

1911-11-18

Opera "Lobetanz" first American performance

1912-03-22

Agnes Martin, Macklin Canada, Canadian-American abstract painter

1912-11-25

American College of Surgeons incorporates in Springield, Illinois

1913-03-10

William Knox becomes 1st in American Bowling Congress to bowl 300

1913-06-25

American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.

1914-02-13

American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers-ASCAP forms in NYC

1914-05-16

American Horseshoe Pitchers Association organizes in Kansas City

1914-08-06

Denis Patrick Dowd Jr. enlists in the French Foreign Legion, becoming the first American to fight in World War I.

1914-08-15

A male servant of American architect Frank Lloyd Wright sets fire to the living quarters of the architect's Wisconsin home, Taliesin, murders seven people and burns the living quarters to the ground.

1914-08-19

In a message to the Senate, US President Wilson urges the American people to be 'neutral in fact as well as name'

1914-10-15

ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) founded

1914-12-26

The US Government protests British interference with American merchant ships at sea, but this same day the German announce they will treat food as contraband, subject to seizure; this will weaken America's protest

1915-04-04

Germany protests vigorously to the US, claiming it must insist that Britain lifts its blockade and assert American neutrality

1915-07-21

Wilson sends the third Lusitania note, warning Germany that future infringement of American rights will be deemed 'deliberately unfriendly'

1915-08-05

The Latin-American Conference Convenes in Washington, with representatives from leading South American nations joining the US to discuss conditions in Mexico

1915-11-12

Theodore W Richards is 1st American to win Nobel Prize in chemistry

1916-01-10

In retaliation for President Wilson's recognition of the Carranza government, members of Pacho Villa's revolutionary army take 17 American mining engineers from a train and shoot 16 of them in cold blood

1916-02-16

The German ambassador in Washington announces that Germany will pay an indemnity for American lives lost on the Lusitania

1916-02-22

The House-Grey Memorandum, drafted by US and Britain, states: 'Should the Allies accept [the American idea of a conference to end the war] and should Germany refuse it, the United States would "probably" enter the war against Germany'

1916-05-13

1st observance of Indian (Native American) Day

1916-05-15

Claiming that the USA must act to quell dangerous disorder, the government orders US Marines to land in Santo Domingo; the American occupation will continue until 1924

1916-06-21

President Carranza orders his troops to oppose American soldiers at Carrazil, Mexico; 18 American soldiers are killed or wounded

1916-09-27

1st Native American Day celebrated, honoring American Indians

1917-02-05

The last of the American troops commanded by General John Pershing leave Mexico; President Carranza will be assassinated within the next year

1917-05-21

Leo Pinckney, 1st American drafted during WW I

1917-06-04

American men begin registering for the draft

1917-07-28

Silent Parade 10,000 African-American march on 5th Ave (NYC) protesting against lynching

1917-12-26

Fed government took over operation of American RR for duration of WW I

1918-03-13

American Red Magen David (Jewish Red Cross) forms

1918-04-03

US House of Representatives accepts American Creed written by William Tyler

1918-06-12

1st airplane bombing raid by an American unit, France

1918-10-08

American soldier Sgt Alvin York single-handedly kills 25, captures 132 Germans

1918-12-15

American Jewish Congress holds it's 1st meeting

1919-02-15

American Legion organizes in Paris

1919-02-27

American Association for Hard of Hearing forms (NYC)

1919-03-15

American Legion forms (Paris)

1919-08-31

John Reed forms American Communist Labor Party in Chicago

1919-09-16

American Legion incorporated by an act of Congress

1919-11-10

American Legion's 1st national convention (Minneapolis)

1919-12-19

American Meteorological Society found

1920-01-20

The American Civil Liberties Union is founded.

1920-04-17

American Professional Football Association forms (NFL)

1920-08-20

Preliminary meeting in Akron to form American Pro Football League

1920-09-17

National Football League organizes in Canton Ohio 12 teams pay $100 each to join American Prof Football Association

1920-10-03

NFL (then American Pro Football Association) plays 1st games

1920-11-01

American Fishing Schooner Esperanto defeats the Canadian Fishing Schooner Delawana in the first International Fishing Schooner Championship Races in Halifax.

1920-11-14

American Pro Football League's Chic Tiger Joe Guyon punts 95 yards

1920-12-20

Bob Hope becomes an American citizen

1921-04-30

American Professional Football Association reorganizes in Akron

1921-05-06

American Soccer League forms

1921-11-01

National Birth Control League & Voluntary Parenthood League merge as American Birth Control League

1922-01-28

American Pro Football Association renamed "National Football League"

1923-02-02

US signs friendship treaty with Central American countries

1923-08-05

1st American to swim English Channel (Henry Sullivan)

1924-06-02

Snyder Act: US citizenship granted to all American Indians

1924-07-20

Teheran, Persia comes under martial law after the American vice consul, Robert Imbrie, is killed by a religious mob enraged by rumors he had poisoned a fountain and killed several people.

1924-12-30

Astronomer Edwin Hubble formally announces existence of other galactic systems at meeting of the American Astronomical Society

1925-03-04

Swain's Island (near American Samoa) annexed by US

1925-03-07

American Negro Congress organizes

1925-06-13

57th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard American Flag wins in 2:16.8

1925-11-16

American Association for Advancement of Atheism forms (NY)

1927-03-05

1,000 US marines land in China to protect American property

1927-03-08

Pan American Airlines incorporates

1928-01-13

RCA and GE install three test television sets in homes in Schenectady, New York allowing American inventor E.F.W. Alexanderson to demonstrate the first home television receiver which delivered a poor and unsteady 1.5 square inch picture

1928-06-18

American aviator Amelia Earhart becomes the 1st woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean landing at Burry Port, Wales

1928-10-22

Herbert Hoover speaks of "American system of rugged individualism"

1928-12-13

George Gershwin's "An American In Paris" premieres (NYC)

1929-02-20

American Samoa organizes as territory of US

1929-03-04

Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes 1st native American VP

1929-08-07

Jo Baer (born Josephine Kleinberg), Seattle USA, American artist

1929-12-05

1st US nudist organization (American League for Physical Culture, NYC)

1930-03-26

Congress appropriates $50,000 for Inter-American highway

1931-04-15

1st walk across American backwards begins

1932-02-29

TIME magazine features eccentric American politician William "Alfalfa" Murray on its cover after Murray stated his intention to run for President of the United States.

1932-07-04

Bradman scores 260, a North American record, v Western Ontario

1933-04-03

Then longest North American hockey game requires a 1:44:46 overtime as Maple Leaf Ken Doraty scores to beat Canadiens 1-0

1934-01-05

National & American baseball leagues select a uniform ball

1934-08-19

The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.

1935-01-24

1st canned beer, "Kruger Cream Ale," is sold by American company Kruger Brewing Co.

1935-12-09

Walter Liggett American newspaper editor and muckraker killed in gangland murder.

1936-05-25

The Remington Rand strike, led by the American Federation of Labor, begins.

1937-09-10

2nd American Football League plays 1st game (LA 21, Pittsburgh 0)

1937-12-16

Theodore Cole and Ralph Roe attempt to escape from the American federal prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay; neither is ever seen again.

1938-03-03

American Bowling Congress' largest tournament (24,765 competitors)

1938-05-26

US House of Representatives Committee on un-American Activities forms

1939-01-21

George Kaufman & Moss Hart's "American Way," premieres in NYC

1939-05-09

Catholic church beatified the 1st Native American, Kateri Tekakwitha

1939-07-22

Jane Bolin becomes the 1st African American female judge (NY)

1939-09-13

First (tethered) flight of the Vought-Sikorsky VS-300, one of the first viable American helicopters, flown by Igor Sikorsky

1939-12-27

1st American skimobiles (North Conway, NH)

1940-06-05

American Negro Theater organizes

1940-09-15

3rd American Football League plays 1st game (Milw 14, Columbus 2)

1940-10-25

Benjamin O Davis Sr. becomes 1st African American general in US Army

1941-03-22

Jimmy Stewart is inducted into the Army, becoming the first major American movie star to wear a military uniform in World War II

1941-05-26

American Flag House (Betsy Ross' Home) given to city of Phila

1941-07-09

Dutch-American Physicist Abraham Pais is awarded his Ph.D. in Holland five days before a Nazi deadline banning Jews from receiving degrees

1941-09-11

FDR orders any Axis ship found in American waters be shot at on sight

1941-11-12

Alma Heflin, the first American female test pilot for commercial aircraft, made her first test flight for the Piper Aircraft Corporation, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania

1941-12-02

American mobster Louis Buchalter is sentenced to death along with his lieutenants Emanuel Weiss and Louis Capone

1941-12-15

The American Federation of Labor adopts a no-strike policy in war industries.

1941-12-20

World War II: First battle of the American Volunteer Group, better known as the "Flying Tigers" in Kunming, China.

1941-12-23

American forces on Wake Island surrender to Japanese

1942-01-03

American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command forms

1942-01-06

Pan American Airlines becomes the first commercial airline to schedule a flight around the world ("Pacific Clipper").

1942-02-22

World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapse

1942-05-12

Nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River

1942-07-04

1st American bombing mission over enemy-occupied Europe (WW II)

1942-08-07

1st American offensive in Pacific in WW2, Guadalcanal, Solomon Is

1942-10-23

All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner are killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger ("Thanks for the Memory", "Love in Bloom", "Blue Hawaii").

1942-11-08

1st WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)

1943-02-20

Phil Wrigley & B Rickey charter All-American Girls Softball League

1943-02-20

American movie studio executives agree to allow the Office of War Information to censor movies.

1943-03-03

Battle of the Bismarck Sea during WWII: Australian and American airforces devastate Japanese navy convoy

1943-07-25

1st warship named after an African American launched - USS Leonard Roy Harmon, a Buckley class destroyer

1943-11-16

World War II: American bombers strike a hydro-electric power facility and heavy water factory in German-controlled Vemork, Norway.

1944-02-20

World War II: The "Big Week" began with American bomber raids on German aircraft manufacturing centers.

1944-03-22

American movie star Jimmy Stewart flies his 12th combat mission, leading the 2nd Bomb Wing in an attack on Berlin

1944-05-01

Pulitzer prize awarded to American Martin Flavin for his novel "Journey in the Dark"

1944-06-30

World War II: The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the strategically valuable port to American forces.

1944-08-29

15,000 American troops liberating Paris march down Champs Elysees

1944-12-22

Germans demand surrender of American troops at Bastogne, Belgium

1945-02-08

Paul Brown agrees to coach the new American football expansion team in Cleveland, which would later be named the Cleveland Browns after their coach

1945-04-14

American planes bomb Tokyo & damage the Imperial Palace

1945-04-16

Colditz Castle, the high-security prisoner of war camp in Germany, is liberated by American troops.

1945-11-06

House Committee on Un-American Activities begins investigation of 7 radio commentators

1946-01-25

United Mine Workers union rejoins American Federation of Labor

1946-05-01

Mrs Emma Clarissa Clement named "American Mother of Year"

1946-07-07

Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini canonized as 1st American saint

1946-09-06

All-American Football Conference plays 1st game (Clev 44, Miami 0)

1946-11-15

House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) interrogates astronomer Harlow Shapley

1947-02-03

-81°F (-63°C), Snag Yukon (North American record)

1947-04-15

Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African-American to play in US major league baseball (Dodgers)

1947-06-12

Babe Didrikson is 1st American to win Brit Women's Amateur Golf Champ

1947-11-24

The US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists

1948-04-30

Org of American States charter signed at Bogota, Colombia

1948-06-18

American Library Association adopts Library Bill of Rights

1948-09-24

Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally), an American broadcaster employed by the Third Reich in Nazi Germany to proliferate propaganda during World War II, pleads not guilty to eight chargs of treason in Washington, DC

1949-01-17

The Goldbergs, the first sitcom on American television, first airs.

1949-07-05

NY Giants purchase Monty Irvin & Henry Thompson, their 1st African American players

1949-10-04

American Contract Bridge League votes 58½% to keep blacks out

1950-03-03

3 months as National-American Football League takes back NFL name

1950-05-01

Gwendolyn Brooks is 1st African American awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry

1950-08-01

American Bowling Congress ends all-white-males rule

1950-08-08

Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA All-American Golf Open

1950-08-24

Edith Sampson named 1st African American US delegate to UN

1950-09-04

First helicopter rescue of American pilot behind enemy lines

1950-12-10

Ralph J Bunche (1st black American) presented Nobel Peace Prize

1951-02-25

1st Pan American Games opens (Buenos Aires Argentina)

1951-04-07

American Bowling Congress begins 1st masters tournament

1951-10-14

Organization of Central American States forms

1952-01-12

NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 30-13

1952-03-20

24th Academy Awards - "American in Paris", Humphrey Bogart & Vivian Leigh win

1952-04-25

American Bowling Congress approves use of an automatic pinsetter

1952-08-10

Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Women Golf Tournament

1952-09-17

"I am an American Day" & "Constitution Day" renamed "Citizenship Day"

1952-11-19

North American F-86 Sabre sets world aircraft speed record, 1124 KPH

1953-01-07

US President Harry Truman announces American development of the hydrogen bomb

1953-01-10

NFL Pro Bowl: National Conference beats American Conference 27-7

1953-01-23

NFL's National & American conference become Eastern & Western conf

1953-03-11

American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb 15,000 feet on Mars Bluff, South Carolina; it created a crater 75 feet acrosss, but the nuclear core did not detonate, due to 6 safety catches

1953-05-03

Westchester conference of American Library Association proclaims "Freedom to Read"

1953-06-23

Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Women Golf Tournament

1953-11-29

American Airlines begins 1st regular coml NY-LA air service

1954-01-14

The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator Corporation forming the American Motors Corporation.

1954-04-24

1st American, civilian pilot, P.R. Holden, wounded in Indochina

1954-09-27

1st African American Supreme Court page is CV Bush

1954-10-27

Benjamin O. Davis Jr. becomes the first African-American general in the United States Air Force.

1955-04-03

The American Civil Liberties Union announces it will defend Allen Ginsberg's book Howl against obscenity charges.

1955-12-05

The American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merge and form the AFL-CIO.

1956-02-06

University of Alabama suspends African-American Autherine Lucy on the grounds that it can no longer provide a safe environment for her

1956-07-09

Dick Clark's 1st appearance as host of American Bandstand

1956-08-05

Louise Suggs wins LPGA All American Golf Open

1956-08-06

After going bankrupt in 1955, the American broadcaster DuMont Television Network makes its final broadcast, a boxing match from St. Nicholas Arena.

1956-10-31

Rear Adm GJ Dufek becomes 1st American to land an airplane at South Pole

1956-11-05

The Nat King Cole Show debuts on NBC, the first variety program to be hosted by an African-American

1957-05-24

Anti-American riots breakout in Taipei, Taiwan

1957-07-19

Don Bowden becomes 1st American to break 4 minute mile (3m58s7)

1957-08-01

US & Canada create North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)

1957-08-05

"American Bandstand" premiers on network TV (ABC)

1957-08-11

Patty Berg wins LPGA All-American Golf Open

1957-11-02

The Levelland UFO Case in Levelland, Texas, generates national publicity, and remains one of the most impressive UFO cases in American history.

1957-11-07

Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters.

1957-11-22

Simon & Garfunkel appear on "American Bandstand" as "Tom & Jerry"

1958-02-11

Ruth Carol Taylor is 1st African-American woman hired as flight attendant, Ithaca NY

1958-03-01

Samuel Alphonsus Stritch, is appointed Pro-Prefect of the Propagation of Faith and thus becomes the first American member of the Roman Curia.

1958-03-14

Recording Industry Association of American created

1958-04-13

Van Cliburn is the first American to win the Chaikovsky Compettion in Moscow.

1958-05-19

US & Canada form North American Air Defense Command (NORAD)

1958-07-13

Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open

1959-01-07

American gangster Meyer Lansky flees Cuba for the Bahamas due to the Cuban Revolution and rise of Fidel Castro

1959-01-25

1st transcontinental coml jet flight (American) (LA to NY for $301)

1959-02-03

American Airlines Electra crashes in NY's East River, killing 65

1959-06-14

Beverly Hanson wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open

1959-07-18

African American William 'Bill' Wright is the 1st coloured person to win a major golf tournament (U.S. Amateur Public Links Championships)

1959-08-24

Hiram L Fong sworn in as 1st Chinese-American senator while Daniel K Inouye sworn in as 1st Japanese-American Rep (Both from Hawaii)

1960-04-17

American Samoa sets up a constitutional government

1960-05-02

"American Bandstand's" Dick Clark

1960-07-31

Patty Berg wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open

1960-09-09

4th American Football League plays 1st game (Denver 13, Boston 10)

1960-12-14

Washington Senators joins American League

1961-01-24

Edward Albee's "American Dream," premieres in NYC

1961-04-14

Cuban-American invasion army departs Nicaragua

1961-04-20

American Harold Graham makes 1st rocket belt flight

1961-05-05

Alan Shepard becomes 1st American in space (aboard Freedom 7)

1961-07-30

Judy Kimball wins LPGA American Women's Golf Open

1961-08-30

J B Parsons is 1st African American judge of a US District Court

1961-10-27

American Basketball League starts play

1962-01-22

The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership.

1962-02-10

Jim Beatty sets American indoor mile record (3:58.9) in LA

1962-02-20

John Glenn is 1st American to orbit Earth (Friendship 7)

1962-03-01

American Airlines 707 plunges nose 1st into Jamaica Bay NY killing 95

1962-03-19

"All American" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances

1962-05-26

"All American" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 80 perfs

1962-09-30

Mexican-American labor leader César Chávez founds the United Farm Workers.

1962-10-25

American author John Steinbeck awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

1962-12-31

American Basketball League announces suspension of operation

1963-05-01

1st American (James Whittaker) conquers Mount Everest

1963-06-08

American Heart Association is 1st agency to campaign against cigarettes

1963-08-28

200,000 march and demonstrate for African American civil rights in Washington, DC

1963-09-07

American Bandstand moves to California, & airs once a week on Saturday

1963-09-15

Church bombed in Birmingham AL, kills 4 African-American girls

1963-11-22

American President John F. Kennedy assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas

1964-02-02

GI Joe, debuts as a popular American boy's toy

1964-06-28

Organization for Afo-American Unity formed in NY by Malcolm X

1964-09-21

The North American XB-70 Valkyrie, the world's first Mach 3 bomber, made its maiden flight from Palmdale, California.

1964-12-15

American Radio Relay League (organization for hams) founded

1965-01-01

American actor George Murphy begins his term as Senator of California

1965-01-08

Senator Everett Dirksen introduces a bill to make marigold the American natonal flower (doesn't pass)

1965-01-08

Star of India returned to American Museum of Natural History

1965-03-20

Civil and Women's Rights Activist Dorothy Height has her first column published in the weekly African-American newspaper called the "New York Amsterdam News"

1965-05-16

The Campbell Soup Company introduces SpaghettiOs under its Franco-American brand.

1965-06-12

Sonny & Cher make their 1st TV appearance in "American Bandstand"

1967-02-02

Formation of American Basketball Association is announced

1967-02-14

Latin American nuclear free zone proposal drawn up

1967-04-24

Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."

1967-05-03

African American students seize finance building at Northwestern University

1967-11-21

Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland tells news reporters: "I am absolutely certain that whereas in 1965 the enemy was winning, today he is certainly losing."

1968-05-31

American movie star Jimmy Stewart retires from the Air Force after 27 years of service, and is promoted to major general by President Reagan

1968-08-21

Marine James Anderson Jr is 1st African American to win Medal of Honor

1968-08-25

Arthur Ashe becomes 1st African American to win the US singles championship

1969-04-14

Student Afro-American Society seized at Columbia College

1969-08-23

France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)

1969-09-29

"Love American Style" premieres on ABC-TV

1970-01-01

Afro-American Historical Calendar Series Established

1970-01-16

Buckminster Fuller receives the Gold Medal award from the American Institute of Architects.

1970-02-21

Jackson 5 make TV debut on "American Bandstand"

1970-03-02

American Airlines' 1st flight of a Boeing 747

1970-05-07

"Long & Winding Road" becomes Beatles' last American release

1970-07-04

Casey Kasem's "American Top 40" debuts on LA radio

1970-09-30

New American Bible published

1970-10-20

American Norman Borlaug awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

1970-12-10

North American Soccer League awards NY & Toronto franchises

1971-02-10

American Mensa Ltd incorporates in New York

1971-08-10

16 baseball researchers form Society for American Baseball Research

1971-12-16

Don McLean's 8+ minute version of "American Pie" released

1972-02-05

Bob Douglas is 1st African American elected to Basketball Hall of Fame

1972-06-23

Hurricane Agnes is costliest natural disaster in American history

1972-07-25

US health officials concede African American were used as guinea pigs in 40 year syphilis experiment

1972-08-12

Last American combat ground troops leave Vietnam

1972-09-26

American Museum of Immigration dedicated

1973-01-11

American League adopts designated hitter rule

1973-02-27

American Indian Movement occupy Wounded Knee in South Dakota

1973-05-06

Judy Rankin wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic

1973-05-08

Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs mgr Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game, technically becoming baseball's 1st African American manager

1973-06-15

"American Graffiti" opens in NYC

1973-07-01

Tom Bradley becomes the 38th Mayor of Los Angeles, the first (and only) African-American to hold that position

1973-09-07

Mike Storen becomes American Basketball Association's 4th commissioner

1973-09-29

"We're An American Band" by Grand Funk peaks at #1

1973-11-02

OLADE (Latin American Energy Organization) forms

1973-12-15

American Psychiatric Association declares homosexuality is not a mental illness

1974-01-11

ABC airs final episode of "Love, American Style"

1974-02-19

1st American Music Award: Helen Reddy & Jim Croce win

1974-04-10

American Boccaccio Association forms

1974-05-12

Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA American Defender-Raleigh Golf Classic

1974-08-10

Judy Rankin wins LPGA Colgate-European American Golf Open

1974-09-24

Clarence Jones of Kintetsu Buffaloes hits his 38th HR, 1st American to win a Japanese HR title

1975-01-29

First American Annual Comedy Awards, hosted by Alan King

1975-02-18

2nd American Music Award: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win

1975-05-25

Joanne Carner wins LPGA American DefenderGolf Classic

1975-06-26

Two FBI agents and a member of the American Indian Movement are killed in a shootout on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota; Leonard Peltier is later convicted of the murders in a controversial trial.

1975-09-29

Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush becomes American television's first African-American weathercaster.

1975-11-28

As the World Turns and The Edge of Night, the final two American soap operas that had resisted going to pre-taped broadcasts, air their last live episodes.

1976-01-26

David Mamet's "American Buffalo," premieres in NYC

1976-01-31

3rd American Music Award: Olivia Newton-John & John Denver win

1976-05-16

Sue Roberts wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic

1976-07-10

One American and three British mercenaries are executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial.

1976-07-11

1st US football club in Austria forms (FAAFC-1st Austrian American)

1976-09-16

American Episcopal Church approves ordination of women as priests & bishop

1976-10-21

Nobel prize for literature awarded to American Saul Bellow

1977-01-31

4th American Music Award: Olivia Newton-John & Elton John win

1977-02-13

Eric Heiden is 1st American to win world speed skating championship

1977-02-13

Pam Higgins wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic

1977-03-02

Bette Davis is 1st woman to receive American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award

1977-04-24

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA American Defender Golf Tournament

1977-08-28

NY Cosmos defeat Seattle Sounders, 2-1, at Civic Stadium in Portland Ore, winning their 2nd North American Soccer League championship

1978-01-13

NASA select its first American women astronauts

1978-01-16

5th American Music Award: Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac & C Twitty

1978-02-12

Debbie Austin wins LPGA American Cancer Society Golf Classic

1978-03-30

"History of the American Film" opens at ANTA Theater NYC for 21 perfs

1978-04-16

"History of the American Film" closes at ANTA NYC after 21 performances

1978-04-23

Amy Alcott wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic

1978-07-09

American Nazi Party holds a rally at Marquette Park, Chicago

1979-01-12

6th American Music Award: Barry Manilow, Linda Ronstadt win

1979-02-14

In Kabul, Muslims kidnap the American ambassador to Afghanistan, Adolph Dubs who is later killed during a gunfight between his kidnappers and police.

1979-05-25

American Airlines DC-10 crashes on takeoff from Chicago killing 273 including 2 on the ground

1979-10-30

Richard Arrington, Jr. is elected the first African American mayor in Birmingham, Alabama

1979-11-08

ABC broadcasts "Iran Crisis: American Held Hostage" with Frank Reynolds (forerunner to "Nightline")

1980-04-13

Amy Alcott wins LPGA American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic

1980-07-11

American hostage Richard Queen freed by Iran militants due to illness

1980-08-12

Signature of the Montevideo Treaty establishing the Latin American Integration Association.

1980-10-09

1st consumer use of home banking by computer by United American Bank in Knoxville Tn

1980-12-02

4 American Maryknoll nuns killed by death squads in El Salvador

1981-01-19

US & Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages

1981-01-30

8th American Music Award: Barbra Streisand & Kenny Rogers win

1981-04-04

Henry Cisneros becomes 1st Mexican-American mayor (San Antonio)

1981-04-12

Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA American Defender/WRAL Golf Classic

1981-06-23

Amanda Maccaro becomes 1st American to win Russian Ballet Competition

1981-08-24

American Charles Chapman is 1st black to swim English Channel

1981-09-07

West Tampa Fl defeats Rich Va, 6-4 to win American Legion World Series

1981-10-05

Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg becomes an honarary American

1981-10-14

Citing official misconduct in the investigation and trial, Amnesty International charges the U.S. government with holding Richard Marshall of the American Indian Movement as a political prisoner.

1981-12-28

The first American test-tube baby, Elizabeth Jordan Carr, is born in Norfolk, Virginia.

1982-01-25

9th American Music Award: Pat Benatar & Kenny Rogers win

1982-03-07

Beth Daniel wins LPGA American Express Sun City Golf Classic

1982-04-29

American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski murders pharmacist Paul Hoffman by beating him with a tire iron

1982-07-19

David S Dodge becomes 1st American hostage in Lebanon

1982-07-31

Finland, Italy, Germany, Austria & France form American European Football Federation (AEFF)

1983-01-17

10th American Music Award: John Cougar & Rick Springfield, Olivia Newton-John

1983-01-20

American gangster Roy DeMeo is found murdered in his car trunk after disappearing a few days earlier

1983-07-21

US announces Lebanon freed American hostage David Dodge

1983-08-30

Guion Bluford becomes 1st African-American astronaut in space

1983-09-04

Greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship

1983-11-20

"Marilyn: An American Fable" opens at Minskoff NYC for 16 perfs

1983-12-03

"Marilyn: An American Fable" closes at Minskoff NYC after 16 perfs

1984-01-14

Madonna 1st sings "Holiday" on American Bandstand

1984-01-16

11th American Music Award: Pat Benatar & Michael Jackson win

1984-02-16

Bill Johnson becomes 1st American to win Olympic downhill skiing gold

1984-04-16

Pulitzer prize awarded to Mary Oliver for "American Primitive"

1984-07-23

Vanessa Williams, 1st African American Miss America, resigns due to posing nude

1985-01-14

16 indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees

1985-01-28

12th American Music Award: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win

1985-06-09

American Thomas Sutherland is kidnapped & held hostage in Lebanon

1985-06-21

American, Brazilian & West German forensic pathologists confirm skeletal remains exhumed in Brazil were Nazi Dr Josef Mengele

1985-12-20

Position of American Poet Laureate established (Robert Warren is 1st)

1986-01-01

Iowa's All-American running back, Ronnie Harmon, fumbles the ball 4 times in his last game-the Rose Bowl

1986-01-27

13th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Huey Lewis & C Gayle

1986-05-06

Donald E Pelotte becomes 1st native American bishop

1986-07-27

Greg Lemond is 1st American to win Tour de France

1986-12-17

American mafia hitman Richard Kuklinski is arrested at a roadblock

1987-01-26

14th American Music Award: Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie & Alabama

1987-03-09

Chrysler Corp offered to buy American Motors Corp for $1 billion

1987-04-28

American engineer Ben Linder is killed in an ambush by U.S.-funded Contras in northern Nicaragua.

1987-05-19

1st American Comedy Award

1987-05-30

North American Philips Company unveils compact disc video

1987-08-07

5 Central American presidents sign peace accord in Guatemala

1988-01-25

15th American Music Award: Anita Baker, Paul Simon & Whitney Houston

1988-03-15

Eugene Marino of Atlanta, appointed 1st African American archbishop

1988-04-06

African American polar explorer Matthew Henson buried next to R Peary in Arlington National Cemetery

1988-05-15

2nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams & Tracey Ullman

1988-06-06

George H W Bush makes campaign promise to support reparations for WW II to Japanese-American internees (promise broken, May 1989)

1988-06-12

Andy Hampton is 1st American to win Round of Italy

1988-08-04

Congress votes $20,000 to each Japanese-American interned in WW II

1988-12-06

Arafat meets prominent American Jews in Stockholm, Sweden

1989-01-25

Augusto Alcalde, 1st South American Zen teacher, receives Dharma Transmission

1989-01-30

16th American Music Award: Randy Travis & George Michael wins

1989-01-30

The American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes.

1989-05-23

3rd American Comedy Award: Paula Poundstone

1989-12-17

The longest-running American sitcom the simpsons had its debut.

1989-12-19

American Airlines purchases Eastern Airline's Latin American route

1990-01-22

17th American Music Award: Paula Abdul & Bobby Brown win

1990-03-10

4th American Comedy Award: When Harry Met Sally

1990-05-24

A car carrying American Earth First! activists Judi Bari and Darryl Cherney explodes in Oakland, California, critically injuring both.

1990-10-10

American Petroleum Institute (API) reports crude inventories dropped by more than 4 MMB in the last week

1990-11-04

US Secretary of State James Baker visits American troops in Saudi Arabia

1991-01-28

18th American Music Award: M C Hammer & Janet Jackson

1991-02-05

All American Bowl ends after 14 years

1991-02-24

End of World League of American Football's (WLAF) 1st draft

1991-03-04

Bank of Credit & Commerce Intl divests itself of 1st American Bank

1991-03-08

Planeloads of US troops arrive home from the Persian Gulf, Iraq hands over 40 foreign journalists & 2 American soldiers it captured

1991-03-09

5th American Comedy Award: Dennis Wolfberg

1991-03-23

1st World League of American Football games, London beats Frankfurt 24-11, Sacramento beats Raleigh-Dur 9-3 & Mont beats Birmingham 20-5

1991-06-08

Warren Schutte, is 1st non American to win NCAA Div 1 golf title

1991-07-28

Buffalo Bills beat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-13 in American Bowl in Wembley

1991-08-06

Debbie Doom (US) pitches 2nd consecutive perfect game in women's softball at the Pan American Games, beats Nicaragua, 8-0

1991-09-13

Kim Zmeskal is 1st American to win a medal at World Gymnastics Championships, she wins the gold with 39.848 pts

1991-11-14

American and British authorities announce indictments against two Libyan intelligence officials in connection with the downing of the Pan Am Flight 103.

1991-12-02

Muslim Shites release American held in Lebanon hostage Joseph Cicippio

1991-12-04

Pan American World Airways ceased operations

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%

1992-08-12

Canada, Mexico, and the United States announce completion of negotiations for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

1993-01-25

20th American Music Award: Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey win

1993-02-28

7th American Comedy Award: seinfeld wins

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

1994-01-01

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect

1994-02-07

21st American Music Award: Whitney Houston wins

1994-03-07

8th American Comedy Award: Carrot Top wins

1994-05-28

"Cafe American" last airs on NBC-TV

1994-10-29

National Museum of American Indian opens (NYC)

1994-10-31

American Eagle ATR-72 crash down at Gary, Indiana: 68 killed

1994-12-13

American Eagle commuter plane crashes in NC, killing 15

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

1995-03-12

Letitia Vriesde runs South American indoor record 800m (2:00.35)

1995-09-12

Belarus military shoots down a hydrogen balloon, killing its two American pilots.

1995-12-20

American Flight 965 crashes in Columbia, 159 die, 5 survive

1996-01-29

23rd American Music Award: Garth Brooks wins

1996-02-15

At a news conference, American boxer Tommy Morrison said he had contracted HIV

1996-03-06

10th American Comedy Award

1996-05-25

Jennifer Maria Holsten, 18, crowned Miss Filipino-American

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

1997-04-13

"American Daughter" opens at Cort Theater NYC for 88 performances

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

1997-07-09

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

1997-11-10

"Jackie - An American Life" opens at Belasco Theater NYC

1998-01-22

World League of American Football renamed as NFL Europe

1998-01-26

25th American Music Award: Spice Girls & Babyface win

1998-01-26

President Bill 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.

1998-08-05

The American spin-off "Whose Line Is It Anyway?", starring Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady, debuts on ABC

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.

1998-11-16

Monica Lewinsky signs a deal for the North American rights to a book about her affair with US President Clinton

1999-01-11

26th American Music Award: Celine Dion & Eric Clapton win

1999-01-21

In one of the largest drug busts in American history, the US Coast Guard intercepts a ship carrying 4,300 kg of cocaine.

1999-09-08

"American Beauty", starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Thora Birch, premieres in Los Angeles

2000-01-17

27th American Music Award: Shania Twain & Will Smith win

2000-03-26

72nd Academy Awards - "American Beauty", Kevin Spacey & Hilary Swank win

2000-12-13

American Vice President Al Gore delivers his concession speech effectively ending his hopes of becoming the 43rd President of the United States.

2001-01-08

28th American Music Award: Faith Hill & Kid Rock win

2001-01-16

US President Bill Clinton awards former President Theodore Roosevelt a posthumous Medal of Honor for his service in the Spanish-American War.

2001-02-09

The American submarine USS Greeneville accidentally strikes and sinks the Ehime-Maru, a Japanese training vessel operated by the Uwajima Fishery High School.

2001-06-21

A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, indicts 13 Saudis and a Lebanese in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia that killed 19 American servicemen.

2001-09-20

In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror".

2001-11-12

In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 on its way to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.

2001-12-01

Captain Bill Compton brings Trans World Airlines Flight 220, an MD-83, into St. Louis International Airport bringing to an end 76 years of TWA operations following TWA's purchase by American Airlines.

2001-12-22

Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner by igniting explosives hidden in his shoes aboard American Airlines Flight 63.

2002-01-09

Michael Jackson receives the Artist of the Century award at the American music awards

2002-01-09

29th American Music Award: Janet Jackson & Lenny Kravitz win

2002-01-23

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh returns to the United States in Federal Bureau of Investigation custody.

2002-03-04

Multinational Force in Afghanistan: Seven American Special Operations Forces soldiers are killed as they attempt to infiltrate the Shahi Kot Valley on a low-flying helicopter reconnaissance mission.

2002-05-22

American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church.

2002-07-15

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh pleads guilty to supplying aid to the enemy and to possession of explosives during the commission of a felony.

2003-01-13

30th American Music Award: Sheryl Crow & Eminem win

2003-03-19

Invasion of Iraq by American and British led coalition begins without United Nations support and in defiance of world opinion

2003-04-14

U.S. troops in Baghdad capture Abu Abbas, leader of the Palestinian group that killed an American on the hijacked cruise liner the Achille Lauro in 1985.

2004-01-03

After hosting the show for over 30 years, Casey Kasem gives up the hosting duties of "American Top 40" to Ryan Seacrest

2004-03-31

In Fallujah, Iraq, 4 American private military contractors working for Blackwater USA, are killed and their bodies mutilated after being ambushed.

2004-04-30

U.S. media release graphic photos of American soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison.

2004-10-02

American Samoa joins the North American Numbering Plan.

2004-10-20

Boston Red Sox come back from 0-3 to defeat the New York Yankees 4-3 to win baseball's American League

2004-10-25

Fidel Castro, Cuba's President, announces that transactions using the American Dollar will be banned by November 8.

2004-11-14

31st American Music Award: Sheryl Crow, Usher & Kenny Chesney win

2004-12-08

The Cuzco Declaration is signed in Cuzco, Peru, establishing the South American Community of Nations.

2005-01-26

Condoleezza Rice is sworn in as U.S. Secretary of State, becoming the first African American woman to hold the post.

2005-02-16

2004-05 NHL season is canceled by league commissioner Gary Bettman. This was the first time that a North American professional sports league had to cancel a season due to a labor dispute

2005-02-23

Slovakia Summit 2005 begins, marking the first occasion when a sitting American President visits Slovakia; George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin are in attendance.

2005-04-02

James Stewart Jr. becomes first African American to win a major motor sports event.

2005-11-22

32nd American Music Award: Gwen Stefani, Will Smith & Kelly Clarkson win

2005-12-07

Rigoberto Alpizar, a passenger on American Airlines Flight 924 who allegedly claimed to have a bomb, is shot and killed by a team of US federal air marshals at Miami International Airport.

2006-03-22

Three Christian Peacemaker Teams Hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox.

2006-11-21

33rd American Music Award: Kelly Clarkson, Sean Paul & Rascal Flatts win

2007-02-19

Three Salvadoran deputies to the Central American Parliament and their driver are murdered in Guatemala.

2007-04-16

Virginia Tech massacre: The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. The gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, kills 32 people and injures 23 others before committing suicide.

2007-11-18

34th American Music Award: Fergie, Justin Timberlake & Carrie Underwood win

2007-12-19

The Lakotah people, a Native American tribe, proclaim independence and withdraw all their treaties with the United States. They then proceed to establish the Republic of Lakotah, with an ongoing process of international recognition as a separate country.

2008-05-04

Seth MacFarlane reaches an agreement worth $100 million with Fox to keep "Family Guy" and "American Dad" on television until 2012, making MacFarlane the world's highest paid television writer

2008-08-27

Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States

2008-11-04

Barack Obama becomes the first African-American to be elected President of the United States

2008-11-23

35th American Music Award: Rihanna & Chris Brown win

2008-12-05

Human remains previously found in 1991 are finally identified by Russian and American scientists as those of Tsar Nicholas II.

2008-12-06

American pin-up model Bettie Page (85) is hospitalized in critical condition after suffering a heart attack

2009-01-20

Barack Obama, inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States of America, becomes the United States' first African-American president

2009-04-25

Elijah Wood is honored with the Midnight Award by the San Francisco International Film Festival as an American actor who "has made outstanding contributions to independent and Hollywood cinema, and who brings striking intelligence, exemplary talent and extraordinary depth of character to his roles"

2009-05-11

An American soldier in Iraq opened fire on a counseling center at Camp Liberty in Bagdhad, leaving 5 other US soldiers dead and 3 soldiers wounded.

2009-05-20

Mexico is the first Latin American country to officially enter recession

2009-06-05

Chileo officially enters recession; it is the first South American country to enter the global recession

2009-08-04

Kim Jong-il meets former president Bill Clinton. He pardons and releases captured American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling who were found guilty of entering the country illegally.

2009-11-22

36th American Music Award: Taylor Swift & Michael Jackson win

2010-01-11

Simon Cowell leaves "American Idol"

2010-11-21

37th American Music Award: Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber win

2011-11-20

38th American Music Award: Adele, Bruno Mars & Taylor Swift win

2012-02-18

Kateri Tekakwitha canonized as the first native American saint

2012-02-25

Louisiana Red, American blues musician, dies from stroke at 79

2012-03-02

Tornadoes kill at least 27 people in the American states of Indiana and Kentucky

2012-03-30

American Mega Millions lottery hits a world record lottery amount of 640 million dollars

2012-04-19

Levon Helm, American rock musician, dies from throat cancer at 71

2012-04-26

Indonesia suspends imports of American beef after a confirmed case of mad cow disease in California

2012-05-22

Philip Philips is crowned the eleventh American Idol

2012-06-17

American golfer, Webb Simpson, wins the US Open

2012-07-10

The American Episcopal Church becomes the first to approve a rite for blessing gay marriages

2012-11-18

39th American Music Award: Katy Perry & Justin Bieber win

2013-03-29

American horse, Animal Kingdom, wins the 2013 Dubai World Cup

2013-11-23

Filipino Manny Pacquiao defeats American Brandon Rios to win the World Boxing Organization International Welterweight title

2013-11-24

40th American Music Award: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win

2014-01-12

71st Golden Globe Awards: 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle win

2014-01-14

American journalist David Satter is expelled from Russia

2014-10-15

Kansas City Royals win the MLB 2014 American League Championship Series

2015-05-02

141st [Kentucky Derby]: Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah wins in 2:03.02

2015-11-01

Breeders' Cup: American Pharoah bids farewell with dominant victory

2015-11-20

American student among 3 killed in West Bank assault

2015-12-24

Former American hostages in Iran will receive compensation

2016-01-17

3 American contractors missing in Iraq

2016-03-01

Navy SEAL who rescued American hostage awarded Medal of Honor

2016-03-20

American Firm, Starwood, Signs Deal to Manage Hotels in Cuba

2016-03-20

Two American citizens killed in Istanbul blast: White House

2016-04-29

North Korea Sentences American to 10 Years for Spying, Reports Say

2016-07-30

Father of fallen Muslim-American Army captain addresses Donald Trump in DNC speech

2016-08-06

American TV viewers slam NBC for delaying Rio broadcast

2016-10-29

American Airlines jet catches fire on takeoff at Chicago airport

2017-02-18

Trump Calls the News Media the 'Enemy of the American People'

2017-02-20

Three Top American Gymnasts Accuse Doctor of Sexual Abuse

2017-04-18

New Trump Order Extends 'Buy American' And 'Hire American' Rules

2017-04-24

North Korea detained a professor who is US citizen; at least 3rd American held

2017-05-17

Katy Perry will judge the reboot of 'American Idol' on ABC

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American - Notable Birthdays

Cotton MatherFeb 12, 1663

Roger ShermanApr 19, 1721

George MasonDec 11, 1725

George WashingtonFeb 22, 1732

John DickinsonNov 13, 1732

Ann LeeFeb 29, 1736

Thomas PaineJan 29, 1737

Ethan AllenJan 10, 1738

Benedict ArnoldJan 14, 1741

John JayDec 12, 1745

Betsy RossJan 1, 1752

Phillis WheatleyMay 8, 1753

Elizabeth Ann Bayley SetonAug 28, 1774

Washington IrvingApr 3, 1783

James Fenimore CooperSep 15, 1789

Samuel MorseApr 27, 1791

James Gordon BennettSep 1, 1795

James Knox PolkNov 2, 1795

Horace MannMay 4, 1796

John BrownMay 9, 1800

George BancroftOct 3, 1800

Charles GoodyearDec 29, 1800

Brigham YoungJun 1, 1801

Ralph Waldo EmersonMay 25, 1803

John DeereFeb 7, 1804

Robert E. LeeJan 19, 1807

Cyrus Hall McCormickFeb 15, 1809

Harriet Beecher StoweJun 14, 1811

Frederick DouglassFeb 14, 1818

Walt WhitmanMay 31, 1819

Clara BartonDec 25, 1821

Stephen FosterJul 4, 1826

Chester A. ArthurOct 5, 1829

Louisa May AlcottNov 29, 1832

Andrew CarnegieNov 25, 1835

Mark TwainNov 30, 1835

John Wilkes BoothMay 10, 1838

William JamesJan 11, 1842

Ambrose BierceJun 24, 1842

Samuel GompersJan 27, 1850

Doc HollidayAug 14, 1851

Calamity JaneMay 1, 1852

Henry Ossian FlipperMar 21, 1856

Nikola TeslaJul 10, 1856

Louis SullivanSep 3, 1856

Milton S. HersheySep 13, 1857

Juliette Gordon LowOct 31, 1860

Tom HornNov 21, 1860

H. H. HolmesMay 16, 1861

Warren G. HardingNov 2, 1865

Butch CassidyApr 13, 1866

Henry BaconNov 28, 1866

Wilbur WrightApr 16, 1867

Robert A. MillikanMar 22, 1868

Albert KahnMar 21, 1869

John HeismanOct 23, 1869

Joseph ErlangerJan 5, 1874

John D. Rockefeller JrJan 29, 1874

D.W. GriffithJan 22, 1875

James J. JeffriesApr 15, 1875

George M CohanJul 3, 1878

MenckenSep 12, 1880

Arnold RothsteinJan 17, 1882

Cyrus S. EatonDec 27, 1883

Maxwell PerkinsSep 20, 1884

Ty CobbDec 18, 1886

Victor FlemingFeb 23, 1889

Igor SikorskyMay 25, 1889

Walter LippmannSep 23, 1889

Frank CostelloJan 26, 1891

George Machine Gun KellyJul 18, 1895

Wallis SimpsonJun 19, 1896

Louis BuchalterFeb 6, 1897

Moe HowardJun 19, 1897

Amelia EarhartJul 24, 1897

Jack HaleyAug 10, 1898

Al CaponeJan 17, 1899

Gloria SwansonMar 27, 1899

Leo DiegelApr 27, 1899

Duke EllingtonApr 29, 1899

James CagneyJul 17, 1899

Thomas WolfeOct 3, 1900

Aaron CoplandNov 14, 1900

Agnes MooreheadDec 6, 1900

Clark GableFeb 1, 1901

Linus PaulingFeb 28, 1901

Willie SuttonJun 30, 1901

Enrico FermiSep 29, 1901

Margaret MeadDec 16, 1901

Langston HughesFeb 1, 1902

Walter Houser BrattainFeb 10, 1902

Meyer LanskyJul 4, 1902

Carlo GambinoAug 24, 1902

Albert AnastasiaSep 26, 1902

Arna BontempsOct 13, 1902

Benjamin SpockMay 2, 1903

Bob HopeMay 29, 1903

Melvin PurvisOct 24, 1903

Denny ShuteOct 25, 1904

Helen Wills MoodyOct 6, 1905

Anne Morrow LindberghJun 22, 1906

Ed GeinAug 27, 1906

Cesar RomeroFeb 15, 1907

Orville RedenbacherJul 16, 1907

Lita GreyApr 15, 1908

Jimmy StewartMay 20, 1908

Sam GiancanaJun 15, 1908

Mad Dog CollJul 20, 1908

Willard Frank LibbyDec 17, 1908

Jane WyattAug 12, 1910

Dorothy HeightMar 24, 1912

Rosa ParksFeb 4, 1913

Muddy WatersApr 4, 1913

Saul BellowJun 10, 1915

Frank SinatraDec 12, 1915

Ed SabolSep 11, 1916

Kirk DouglasDec 9, 1916

Buddy RichSep 30, 1917

Joan FontaineOct 22, 1917

Tom BradleyDec 29, 1917

Ted WilliamsAug 30, 1918

Gene TierneyNov 19, 1920

Betty FriedanFeb 4, 1921

Vera-EllenFeb 16, 1921

Arthur Leonard SchawlowMay 5, 1921

Toni StoneJul 17, 1921

Fred ShuttlesworthMar 18, 1922

Eileen FordMar 25, 1922

Ava GardnerDec 24, 1922

Bettie PageApr 22, 1923

Erroll GarnerJun 15, 1923

Estelle GettyJul 25, 1923

Elias Victor SeixasAug 30, 1923

Jack BuckAug 21, 1924

Truman CapoteSep 30, 1924

Pete RozelleMar 1, 1926

Richard DeVosMar 4, 1926

Harper LeeApr 28, 1926

Miles DavisMay 26, 1926

Allen GinsbergJun 3, 1926

Mel BrooksJun 28, 1926

Ed WarrenSep 7, 1926

Vernon L. SmithJan 1, 1927

Lorraine WarrenJan 31, 1927

Jerry StillerJun 8, 1927

Vin ScullyNov 29, 1927

James WatsonApr 6, 1928

Shirley TempleApr 23, 1928

Dolph SchayesMay 19, 1928

Martin Luther KingJan 15, 1929

Liz ClaiborneMar 31, 1929

Joe GalloApr 7, 1929

Al DavisJul 4, 1929

Whitey BulgerSep 3, 1929

John GutfreundSep 14, 1929

Dick ClarkNov 20, 1929

Ornette ColemanMar 9, 1930

Harvey MilkMay 22, 1930

Warren BuffettAug 30, 1930

Jim JonesMay 13, 1931

Roone ArledgeJul 8, 1931

Tom BrookshierDec 16, 1931

Johnny CashFeb 26, 1932

Elizabeth TaylorFeb 27, 1932

Casey KasemApr 27, 1932

Sonny ListonMay 8, 1932

Ted CassidyJul 31, 1932

Sylvia PlathOct 27, 1932

Willie NelsonApr 29, 1933

James BrownMay 3, 1933

HobieOct 31, 1933

Robert GouletNov 26, 1933

Sparky AndersonFeb 22, 1934

Ralph NaderFeb 27, 1934

Giorgio ArmaniJul 11, 1934

Charles MansonNov 12, 1934

Elvis PresleyJan 8, 1935

Bob DenverJan 9, 1935

Richard KuklinskiApr 11, 1935

Peter BoyleOct 18, 1935

Darlene HardJan 6, 1936

Samuel TingJan 27, 1936

Robert RedfordAug 18, 1936

Buddy HollySep 7, 1936

Herb BrooksAug 5, 1937

Peter MaxOct 19, 1937

Jimmie Lee JacksonDec 16, 1938

Mario AndrettiFeb 28, 1940

George AkerlofJun 17, 1940

Joe GibbsNov 25, 1940

Chuck McKinleyJan 5, 1941

Robert KraftJun 5, 1941

Emmett TillJul 25, 1941

Stephen Jay GouldSep 10, 1941

Tom FogertyNov 9, 1941

Barbra StreisandApr 24, 1942

Ted KaczynskiMay 22, 1942

raymond floydSep 4, 1942

Roy DeMeoSep 7, 1942

Robert F. EngleNov 10, 1942

Joseph E. StiglitzFeb 9, 1943

Sally Jessy RaphaelFeb 25, 1943

Robert LefkowitzApr 15, 1943

Barry ManilowJun 17, 1943

Little EvaJun 29, 1943

Marty SchottenheimerSep 23, 1943

Michael SpenceNov 7, 1943

Billie Jean KingNov 22, 1943

Jim MorrisonDec 8, 1943

John DenverDec 31, 1943

Al MichaelsNov 12, 1944

Phil JacksonSep 17, 1945

Cherilyn SarkisianMay 20, 1946

Dick WolfDec 20, 1946

Danielle SteelAug 14, 1947

Barbara BachAug 27, 1947

Larry NelsonSep 10, 1947

Rick JamesFeb 1, 1948

George R.R. MartinSep 20, 1948

Johnny RamoneOct 8, 1948

George ForemanJan 10, 1949

Peter AgreJan 30, 1949

Meryl StreepJun 22, 1949

Bill JamesOct 5, 1949

George ThorogoodFeb 24, 1950

Tim RussertMay 7, 1950

Stevie WonderMay 13, 1950

CharoJan 15, 1951

Robin WilliamsJul 21, 1951

Kathryn BigelowNov 27, 1951

Bill BelichickApr 16, 1952

George GervinApr 27, 1952

Mr. TMay 21, 1952

Mike ShanahanAug 24, 1952

Paul KrugmanFeb 28, 1953

Michael MooreApr 23, 1954

Mike EruzioneOct 25, 1954

Kevin CostnerJan 18, 1955

Steve JobsFeb 24, 1955

Brian KobilkaMay 30, 1955

Bill MaherJan 20, 1956

Bryan CranstonMar 7, 1956

Spike LeeMar 20, 1957

Bill CowherMay 8, 1957

Keith HaringMay 4, 1958

Drew CareyMay 23, 1958

Tim BurtonAug 25, 1958

John McEnroeFeb 16, 1959

Roger GoodellFeb 19, 1959

Flavor FlavMar 16, 1959

Tim RainesSep 16, 1959

Fred CouplesOct 3, 1959

Simon CowellOct 7, 1959

Jeffrey DahmerMay 21, 1960

John F. Kennedy JrNov 25, 1960

Howard JohnsonNov 29, 1960

Julianne MooreDec 3, 1960

Eddie MurphyApr 3, 1961

Barack ObamaAug 4, 1961

James GandolfiniSep 18, 1961

Michael HouserJan 6, 1962

Jeff BezosJan 12, 1964

Hank AzariaApr 25, 1964

Lenny KravitzMay 26, 1964

Tom MorelloMay 30, 1964

Courteney CoxJun 15, 1964

Dan BrownJun 22, 1964

Dr. DreFeb 18, 1965

Ron GantMar 2, 1965

Sarah Jessica ParkerMar 25, 1965

Rodney KingApr 2, 1965

John C. ReillyMay 24, 1965

John DalyApr 28, 1966

Billy CorganMar 17, 1967

Philip Seymour HoffmanJul 23, 1967

Vanilla IceOct 31, 1967

Tony HawkMay 12, 1968

Owen WilsonNov 18, 1968

Tommy MorrisonJan 2, 1969

R. KellyJan 8, 1969

Paul RuddApr 6, 1969

Jenni RiveraJul 2, 1969

Matthew McConaugheyNov 4, 1969

Jay-ZDec 4, 1969

Vince VaughnMar 28, 1970

Tina FeyMay 18, 1970

Matt DamonOct 8, 1970

Mary Jane BligeJan 11, 1971

Jon HammMar 10, 1971

Idina MenzelMay 30, 1971

Tupac ShakurJun 16, 1971

Mary Lynn RajskubJun 22, 1971

Lance ArmstrongSep 18, 1971

Jennifer GarnerApr 17, 1972

Carmen ElectraApr 20, 1972

The RockMay 2, 1972

Mike DirntMay 4, 1972

Wayne BradyJun 2, 1972

Selma BlairJun 23, 1972

Cameron DiazAug 30, 1972

Monica LewinskyJul 23, 1973

Paul WalkerSep 12, 1973

Seth MacFarlaneOct 26, 1973

Elizabeth BanksFeb 10, 1974

Eva MendesMar 5, 1974

Jewel KilcherMay 23, 1974

Ken JenningsMay 23, 1974

Leonardo DiCaprioNov 11, 1974

Eva LongoriaMar 15, 1975

Fergie DuhamelMar 27, 1975

Zach BraffApr 6, 1975

Ray LewisMay 15, 1975

Lauryn HillMay 26, 1975

Angelina JolieJun 4, 1975

Tobey MaguireJun 27, 1975

Brandon BoydFeb 15, 1976

Ja RuleFeb 29, 1976

Reese WitherspoonMar 22, 1976

Peyton ManningMar 24, 1976

Kal PennApr 23, 1977

Kanye WestJun 8, 1977

Liv TylerJul 1, 1977

Tom BradyAug 3, 1977

Ashton KutcherFeb 7, 1978

Jensen AcklesMar 1, 1978

Perez HiltonMar 23, 1978

Zoe SaldanaJun 19, 1978

Katie HolmesDec 18, 1978

Norah JonesMar 30, 1979

Heath LedgerApr 4, 1979

Kate HudsonApr 19, 1979

Zooey DeschanelJan 17, 1980

Nick CannonOct 8, 1980

Kim KardashianOct 21, 1980

Vanessa MinnilloNov 9, 1980

Christina AguileraDec 18, 1980

Paris HiltonFeb 17, 1981

Josh GrobanFeb 27, 1981

Julia StilesMar 28, 1981

Natalie PortmanJun 9, 1981

Jennifer HudsonSep 12, 1981

Jessica BielMar 3, 1982

Thora BirchMar 11, 1982

Kelly ClarksonApr 24, 1982

Kirsten DunstApr 30, 1982

Andy RoddickAug 30, 1982

Anne HathawayNov 12, 1982

Nicki MinajDec 8, 1982

Carrie UnderwoodMar 10, 1983

Leelee SobieskiJun 10, 1983

Jonah HillDec 20, 1983

Patrick StumpApr 27, 1984

Mark ZuckerbergMay 14, 1984

Scarlett JohanssonNov 22, 1984

Emile HirschMar 13, 1985

Michael PhelpsJun 30, 1985

Megan FoxMay 16, 1986

Shia LaBeoufJun 11, 1986

Lindsay LohanJul 2, 1986

Diana DeGarmoJun 16, 1987

Emma StoneNov 6, 1988

Taylor SwiftDec 13, 1989

Kristen StewartApr 9, 1990

Jennifer LawrenceAug 15, 1990

Jamie Lynn SpearsApr 4, 1991

Ariana GrandeJun 26, 1993

Dakota FanningFeb 23, 1994

American - Birthdays
Date Event
1576-10-12

Thomas Dudley, English-born American colonial magistrate (d. 1653)

1615-01-30

Thomas Rolfe, American colonial settler and only child of Pocahontas and John Rolfe (d. 1675)

1630-01-11

John Rogers, American President of Harvard in the US (d. 1684)

1631-09-30

William Stoughton, American judge at the Salem witch trials (d. 1701)

1641-08-05

John Hathorne, American magistrate (d. 1717)

1643-05-07

Stephanus Van Cortlandt, American politician (d. 1700)

1643-09-27

Solomon Stoddard, American Puritan clergyman

1647-09-23

Joseph Dudley, American statesman (d. 1720)

1652-03-28

Samuel Sewall, American magistrate (d. 1730)

1662-08-25

John Leverett the Younger, American educator (d. 1724)

1663-02-12

Cotton Mather, Boston Massachusetts, American Puritan minister (Salem witchcraft trials)

1665-07-02

Samuel Penhallow, English-born American colonist and historian (d. 1726)

1670-02-28

Benjamin Wadsworth, American President of Harvard University (d. 1737)

1675-07-05

Mary Walcott, American accuser at the Salem witch trials

1679-10-18

Ann Putnam, Jr., American accuser in the Salem Witch Trials (d. 1716)

1686-07-09

Philip Livingston, Albany, New York, American businessman and politician (d. 1749)

1689-06-26

Edward Holyoke, American academic (d. 1769)

1694-08-26

Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (d. 1755)

1699-03-23

John Bartram, naturalist/explorer, father of American botany

1703-06-26

Thomas Clap, American academic (d. 1767)

1706-05-20

Seth Pomeroy, American gunsmith and soldier (d. 1777)

1710-01-03

Richard Gridley, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1796)

1710-10-12

Jonathan Trumbull, American politician and statesman (d. 1785)

1711-04-22

Eleazar Wheelock, American founder of Dartmouth College (d. 1779)

1711-09-09

Thomas Hutchinson, American politician (d. 1780)

1711-10-17

Jupiter Hammon, 1st black American to publish poetry (Complete Works)

1711-10-20

Timothy Ruggles, American-born Tory politician (d. 1795)

1712-10-12

William Shippen, American physician and statesman (d. 1801)

1714-09-19

Charles Humphreys, American delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1786)

1714-12-19

John Winthrop, American astronomer (d. 1779)

1715-03-07

Ephraim Williams, American philanthropist (d. 1755)

1716-01-15

Philip Livingston, American businessman and politician (signed Declaration of Independence)

1717-06-08

John Collins, American politician (d. 1795)

1718-01-07

Israel Putnam, American Revolutionary War general (d. 1790)

1718-02-17

Matthew Tilghman, American Continental Congressman (d. 1790)

1718-04-20

David Brainerd, American missionary (d. 1747)

1719-01-17

William Vernon, American merchant (d. 1806)

1720-10-08

Jonathan Mayhew, American minister (d. 1766)

1720-10-19

John Woolman, American Quaker preacher and abolitionist (d. 1772)

1721-02-24

John McKinly, Ulster Ireland, American physician

1721-04-19

Roger Sherman, American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence, Constitution)

1721-09-14

Eliphalet Dyer, American statesman and judge (d. 1807)

1723-01-12

Samuel Langdon, American college educator (d. 1797)

1723-03-22

Charles Carroll, American statesman (d. 1783)

1723-04-20

Cornelius Harnett, American delegate to the Continental Congress (d. 1781)

1724-08-23

Abraham Yates, American Continental Congressman (d. 1796)

1725-02-05

James Otis, American lawyer and patriot (d. 1783)

1725-03-17

Lachlan McIntosh, Scottish-born American military and political leader (d. 1806)

1725-03-24

Thomas Cushing, American Continental Congressman and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1788)

1725-05-25

Samuel Ward, American politician (d. 1776)

1725-12-11

George Mason, Fairfax County Virginia, American statesman (Bill of Rights)

1726-02-15

Abraham Clark, Elizabethtown, New Jersey, American politician, signed Declaration of Independence

1726-08-07

James Bowdoin, American Revolutionary leader and politician (d. 1790)

1729-02-23

Josiah Hornblower, American statesman (d. 1809)

1729-05-13

Henry William (Baron) Stiegel, early American glassmaker

1732-02-06

Charles Lee, General in the American Revolution (d. 1782)

1732-02-22

George Washington, Westmoreland, Virginia, 1st American president (1789-97)

1732-04-08

David Rittenhouse, American astronomer, inventor, and mathematician (d. 1796)

1732-11-13

John Dickinson, Talbot County Maryland, American lawyer and Governor of Delaware and Pennsylvania (d. 1808)

1735-01-08

John Carroll, American Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1815)

1735-06-10

John Morgan, American physician-in-chief of Continental Army

1736-02-29

Ann Lee, Manchester England, American founder of Shakers (d. 1784)

1737-01-29

Thomas Paine, Thetford Great Britain, English/American political essayist (Common Sense, Age of Reason)

1737-10-31

James Lovell, American educator (d. 1789)

1738-01-10

Ethan Allen, Litchfield Connecticut, American Revolutionary War patriot (lead the Green Mtn Boys)

1738-05-27

Nathaniel Gorham, American politician (d. 1796)

1738-06-16

Mary Katharine Goddard, American printer and publisher (d. 1816)

1738-07-03

John Singleton Copley, Mass, finest colonial American artist

1738-09-25

Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and President of Delaware (d. 1789)

1740-05-02

Elias Boudinot, lawyer/patriot, found American Biblical Society

1741-01-14

Benedict Arnold, Norwich Connecticut, US general turned traitor (American Revolutionary War)

1741-06-11

Joseph Warren, American doctor and soldier (d. 1775)

1742-08-07

Nathanael Greene, American Revoluntionary War General

1743-05-17

Seth Warner, American revolutionary leader (d. 1784)

1744-09-20

Thomas Grosvenor, American Revolutionary War hero (d. 1825)

1745-03-10

John Gunby, Maryland Soldier in the American Revolutionary War (d. 1807)

1745-12-12

John Jay, New York, NY, American statesman, 1st US Chief Justice

1746-02-04

Tadeusz Kościuszko, Polish, Lithuanian and American National hero and general (d. 1817)

1746-11-06

African-American abolitionist and clergyman Absalom Jones born into slavery in Delaware

1747-02-03

Samuel Osgood, American patriot (d. 1813)

1747-03-04

Casimir Pulaski, Count/American Revolutionary War general

1748-02-09

Luther Martin, American patriot (d. 1826)

1749-03-26

William Blount, American Statesman (d. 1800)

1749-05-15

Levi Lincoln, Sr., American revolutionary, statesman, politician, and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1820)

1750-01-01

Frederick Muhlenberg, American statesman (d. 1801)

1750-05-02

John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War (d. 1780)

1750-07-25

Henry Knox, American general (d. 1806)

1752-01-01

Betsy Ross [Elizabeth Griscom], seamstress widely credited with making the first American flag

1752-01-02

Philip Freneau, poet of American Revolution (The American Village)

1752-01-19

James Morris III, American army officer (d. 1820)

1752-01-31

Gouverneur Morris, American lawmaker and diplomat (d. 1816)

1752-05-14

Timothy Dwight, American theologian (d. 1817)

1752-07-27

Samuel Smith, American politician

1752-11-29

Jemima Wilkinson, American preacher (d. 1819)

1753-05-08

Phillis Wheatley, American poet who was both the second published African-American poet and first published African-American woman.

1754-01-24

Andrew Ellicott, American surveyor (d. 1820)

1754-01-30

John Lansing, Jr., American statesman (d. 1829)

1754-12-02

William Cooper, American judge (d. 1809)

1754-12-07

Jack Jouett, American patriot

1755-05-21

Alfred Moore, American judge (d. 1810)

1755-09-09

Benjamin Bourne, American politician (d. 1808)

1756-01-29

Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, Congressman, Governor of Virginia and American General

1757-09-06

Marquis de Lafayette, American patriot, French revolutionary

1758-09-10

Hannah Webster Foster, American author (d. 1840)

1759-06-21

Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman and financier (d. 1817)

1760-01-03

John Storm, American Revolutionary soldier (d. 1835)

1760-12-02

John Breckinridge, American politician (d. 1806)

1762-10-23

Samuel Morey, American inventor (d. 1843)

1763-07-22

James Geddes, Carlisle Pennsylvania, American Engineer and chief engineer in the construction of the Erie Canal

1763-10-27

William Maclure, Ayr, Scottish-American Geologist (first geological map)

1764-05-26

Edward Livingston, American jurist and statesman (d. 1836)

1766-07-09

Jacob Perkins, Newburyport Massachusetts, American Inventor

1768-06-09

Samuel Slater, American industrialist (d. 1835)

1769-10-07

Solomon Sibley, American politician (d. 1846)

1770-06-20

Moses Waddel, American educator/minister and bestselling author (d. 1840)

1771-01-17

Charles Brockden Brown, father of American novel (Wieland)

1774-05-07

William Bainbridge, American Commodore (d. 1833)

1774-08-28

Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, 1st American Catholic saint (1975), (d. 1821)

1775-12-14

Philander Chase, American founder of Kenyon College (d. 1852)

1777-06-12

Robert Clark, American politician (d. 1837)

1778-08-20

Bernardo O'Higgins, Chillán, Chile, South American independence leader who freed Chile from Spanish rule (1817-1823 Supreme Director of Chile)

1779-03-02

Joel Roberts Poinsett, American statesman and botanist (d. 1851)

1779-08-01

Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, poet and composer pf the lyrics to the "Star-Spangled Banner"

1779-08-22

James Kirke Paulding, American author (d. 1860)

1780-02-19

Richard McCarty, American politician (d. 1844)

1780-09-25

Jason Fairbanks, American murderer (d. 1801)

1781-03-04

Rebecca Gratz, American educator and philanthropist (d. 1869)

1783-02-11

Jarena Lee, African American travelling minister

1783-04-03

Washington Irving, New York City New York, American writer (Legend of Sleepy Hollow)

1783-07-24

Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela, political and military leader (freed 6 Latin American republics from Spanish rule), (d. 1830)

1783-12-12

Ner Alexander Middleswarth, American politician (d. 1865)

1784-04-29

Samuel Turell Armstrong, American politician and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1850)

1785-07-14

Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer, journalist (d. 1851)

1785-08-19

Seth Thomas, American pioneer in mass production of clocks

1786-04-15

Walter Channing, Newport, Rhode Island, USA, American physician who was the first to use anesthesia during childbirth

1786-09-10

William Mason, American politician (d. 1860)

1786-10-11

Stevenson Archer, American Congressman (d. 1848)

1786-12-12

William L. Marcy, American statesman (d. 1857)

1787-04-19

Deaf Smith, American frontiersman and revolutionary (d. 1837)

1787-06-27

Thomas Say, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, American naturalist and father of descriptive entomology

1789-06-15

Josiah Henson, American slave and settlement founder (d. 1883)

1789-09-15

James Fenimore Cooper, Burlington New Jersey, 1st major American novelist (Last of Mohicans)

1789-10-08

John Ruggles, American politician (d. 1874)

1790-10-23

Chauncey Allen Goodrich, American clergyman (d. 1860)

1791-04-27

Samuel Morse, Charlestown, Massachusetts, American inventor (telegraph, Morse code) and painter

1792-10-03

Francisco Morazán, Central American statesman

1793-01-06

James Madison Porter, American politician (d. 1862)

1793-01-14

John C. Clark, American politician (d. 1852)

1793-03-28

Henry Schoolcraft, American geographer and geologist (d. 1864)

1794-03-31

Thompson McKennan, American politician who served as the 2nd United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 1852)

1794-08-11

James Barton Longacre, American engraver (d. 1869)

1794-10-10

William Whiting Boardman, American politician (d. 1871)

1794-12-14

Erastus Corning, American businessman and politician (d. 1872)

1795-02-03

Antonio José de Sucre, South American independence leader (d. 1830)

1795-09-01

James Gordon Bennett, Sr., Keith Scotland, American newspaper publisher (New York Herald)

1795-09-23

Alexander Twilight, minister and politician, first African American to graduate and to hold public office, born Corinth Vermont (d.1857)

1795-10-16

William Buell Sprague, American clergyman and author (d. 1876)

1795-11-02

James Knox Polk, NC, 11th American President (D) (1845-1849)

1796-04-10

James Bowie, American pioneer and soldier (d. 1836)

1796-05-04

Horace Mann, Franklin Massachusetts, American educator/author/editor (pioneered public schools)

1796-05-04

William H. Prescott, American historian (d. 1859)

1796-07-26

George Catlin, US, author/painter (American Indian scenes)

1796-08-25

James Lick, American land baron (d. 1876)

1797-05-06

Joseph Brackett, American religious leader and composer (d. 1882)

1797-07-29

Daniel Drew, American financier (d. 1879)

1798-04-26

James Beckwourth, American explorer (d. 1867)

1799-05-11

John Lowell, American philanthropist (d. 1836)

1799-06-23

John Milton Bernhisel, American physician (d. 1881)

1799-11-03

William Sprague III, American politician from Rhode Island (d. 1856)

1799-11-17

Titian Ramsey Peale, US, artist/naturalist (American Ornithology)

1800-05-09

John Brown, Torrington, Connecticut, American revolutionary abolitionist (d. 1859)

1800-08-21

Hiram Walden, American politician (d. 1880)

1800-10-03

George Bancroft, Worcester Massachusetts, American historian (History of the United States)

1800-12-29

Charles Goodyear, New Haven Connecticut, American inventor (vulcanization process for rubber)

1801-04-26

Ambrose Dudley Mann, American diplomat (d. 1889)

1801-06-01

Brigham Young, Whitingham Vermont, American religious leader (Mormon church)

1801-06-14

Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (d. 1868)

1801-09-04

Cullen Whipple, Providence Rhode Island, American Inventor (pointed screw machine)

1801-09-10

Marie Laveau, American Voodoo practitioner (d. 1881)

1801-11-09

Gail Borden, Norwich New York, American Manufacturer and Inventor of condensed milk

1802-02-16

Phineas Parkhurst Quimby, American philosopher (d. 1866)

1802-04-04

Dorothea Dix, American social activist (d. 1887)

1802-07-24

Ira Aldridge, African American stage actor

1802-11-09

Elijah P Lovejoy, American newspaper publisher/abolitionist

1802-11-19

Solomon Foot, American politician (d. 1866)

1803-05-25

Ralph Waldo Emerson, Boston Massachusetts, American essayist/philosopher (Concord Hymn)

1803-06-29

John Newton Brown, American publisher (d. 1868)

1803-08-18

Nathan Clifford, American statesman, diplomat, and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1881)

1803-08-27

Edward Beecher, American theologian (d. 1895)

1803-09-29

Mercator Cooper, American sea captain (d. 1872)

1803-11-14

Jacob Abbott, American writer (d. 1879)

1804-01-21

Eliza Roxcy Snow, American poet (d. 1887)

1804-02-07

John Deere, Rutland, Vermont, pioneer American blacksmith and manufacturer of agricultural equipment who founded Deere & Company

1804-03-08

Alvan Clark, Ashfield Massachusetts, American Astronomer and maker of the Dearborn Observatory telescope, Old University of Chicago, the largest telescope in the world at the time

1804-04-26

Charles Goodyear, American politician (d. 1876)

1804-06-24

Willard Richards, American religious leader (d. 1854)

1805-01-08

John Bigler, American politician (d. 1871)

1805-01-08

Orson Hyde, American religious leader (d. 1878)

1805-06-21

Charles Thomas Jackson, American scientist, polymath (d. 1880)

1805-10-23

John Russell Bartlett, American linguist (d. 1886)

1805-12-12

Henry Wells, founder (American Express Co & Wells Fargo & Co)

1806-01-20

Nathaniel Willis, writer/editor/founder (American Monthly Mag)

1806-03-09

Edwin Forrest, American actor and philanthropist (d. 1872)

1806-10-03

Oliver Cowdery, American religious leader (d. 1850)

1807-01-19

Robert E. Lee, Stratford Virginia, American Confederate General in Chief during US Civil War, (d. 1870)

1807-09-25

Alfred Vail, Morristown New Jersey, American Inventor, early telegraph pioneer, and financial backer to Samuel Morse

1807-12-17

John Greenleaf Whittier, Barbara Fritchie: The Story of a Patriotic American Woman

1808-01-06

Joseph Pitty Couthouy, American naval officer (d. 1864)

1808-01-19

Lysander Spooner, American philosopher (d. 1887)

1808-02-26

Nathan Kelley, American architect, active mainly in Ohio, (d.1871)

1808-07-09

Alexander William Doniphan, American lawyer and soldier (d. 1887)

1808-08-01

Henry Darwin Rogers, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American Geologist (theory of mountain building, first geological mapping of Pennsylvania)

1808-08-03

Hamilton Fish, American politician (d. 1893)

1808-11-01

John Taylor, American religious leader (d. 1887)

1809-02-03

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, American Gangster

1809-02-15

Cyrus Hall McCormick, Shenandoah Valley Virginia, American inventor (Mechanical reaper)

1809-09-21

Sophia Hawthorne, Salem Massachusetts, American writer, painter and illustator

1809-10-11

Orson Squire Fowler, American phrenologist (d. 1887)

1809-10-22

Volney E. Howard, American politician (d. 1889)

1810-01-10

Jeremiah S. Black, American statesman (d. 1883)

1810-02-01

Charles Lenox Remond, Salem Mass, famous black American orator and abolitionist

1810-04-21

John Putnam Chapin, American politician (d. 1864)

1810-09-02

William Seymour Tyler, American educator and historian (d. 1897)

1811-04-21

Alson Sherman, American politician (d. 1903)

1811-06-14

Harriet Beecher Stowe, Litchfield Connecticut, American author (Uncle Tom's Cabin)

1811-08-22

William Kelly, American inventor (d. 1888)

1811-09-19

Orson Pratt, American religious leader (d. 1881)

1812-02-14

Alfred Thomas Agate, American artist (d. 1846)

1812-03-06

Aaron Lufkin Dennison, father of American watchmaking

1812-03-22

Stephen Pearl Andrews, American abolitionist (d. 1886)

1812-04-27

William W. Snow, American politician (d. 1886)

1812-09-12

Richard Hoe, American inventor and industrialist (d. 1886)

1812-09-18

Herschel Vespasian Johnson, American politician (d. 1880)

1813-04-18

James McCune Smith, African-American doctor and abolitionist (d. 1865)

1814-02-07

Gardner Quincy Colton, Georgia, Vermont, USA, American lecturer who was the first to use nitrous oxide as an anesthetic in dentistry

1814-04-02

Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American inventor (d. 1879)

1814-11-22

Serranus Clinton Hastings, American politician (d. 1893)

1815-01-21

John Bingham, American politician and lawyer (d. 1900)

1815-03-05

John Wentworth, American politician (d. 1888)

1815-03-13

James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist (d. 1911)

1815-07-30

Thomas Jackson Rodman, Salem Indiana, Bvt Brigadier General (Union volunteers) was an American military inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder

1815-10-29

Daniel Emmett, American composer (d. 1904)

1816-06-19

William Henry Webb, American industrialist (d. 1899)

1816-07-04

Hiram Walker, American grocer and distiller (d. 1899)

1816-11-29

Morrison Waite, American jurist (d. 1888)

1816-12-08

August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born American financier (d. 1890)

1817-03-04

Edwards Pierrepont, American statesman, jurist and lawyer; 34th United States Attorney General (d. 1892)

1817-08-14

Alexander H. Bailey, American politician (d. 1874)

1817-11-25

John Bigelow, American statesman and author (d. 1911)

1818-02-14

Frederick Douglass, African-American abolitionist/lecturer/editor (exact year unknown)

1818-04-04

Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (d. 1883)

1818-05-05

Karl Marx, American Torso

1819-03-29

Isaac Mayer Wise, rabbi/founder (American Hebrew Congregations)

1819-04-28

Ezra Abbot, American Bible scholar (d. 1884)

1819-05-31

Walt Whitman, West Hills New York, American poet (Leaves of Grass)

1819-08-09

Jonathan Homer Lane, Geneseo, New York, USA, American astrophysicist who mathmatically analyzed the Sun as a gaseous body.

1819-10-16

Austin F. Pike, American politician from New Hampshire (d. 1886)

1819-11-23

Josiah Dwight Whitney, Northampton Massachusetts, American Geologist who led the California Geological Survey (Mount Whitney and Whitney Glacier are named for him)

1819-12-26

E. D. E. N. Southworth, American novelist (d. 1899)

1820-02-01

George Hendric Houghton, American Protestant Episcopal clergyman (d. 1897)

1820-03-24

Fanny Crosby, American hymnist (d. 1915)

1820-04-26

Alice Cary, Cincinnati, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel)

1820-09-03

George Hearst, American businessman and father of William Randolph Hearst (d. 1891)

1820-10-05

David Wilber, American politician (d. 1890)

1821-01-27

John Chivington, American officer, (d. 1892)

1821-07-24

William Poole, American gang member (New York City's Bowery Boys) (d. 1855)

1821-08-04

James White, American theologian (d. 1881)

1821-08-10

Jay Cooke, American financier (d. 1905)

1821-09-28

Jonathan Clarkson Gibbs, American politician (d. 1874)

1821-10-22

Collis Potter Huntington, American railroad executive (d. 1900)

1821-12-19

Mary Ashton Livermore, American reformer/women's suffrage leader

1821-12-25

Clara Barton, Oxford Mass, nurse/founder (American Red Cross), (d. 1912)

1822-12-05

Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, American college president (d. 1907)

1823-03-20

Ned Buntline, American publisher (d. 1886)

1823-05-22

Solomon Bundy, American politician (d. 1889)

1823-05-29

John H. Balsley, American carpenter (d. 1895)

1823-09-16

Francis Parkman, American historian/author (Oregon Trail)

1824-03-05

Elisha Harris, US, physician/found American Public Health Assoc

1824-03-25

Clinton L. Merriam, American politician (d. 1900)

1824-09-04

Phoebe Cary, Cincinnati, American poet (Poems of Alice & Phoebe Cary)

1825-02-15

Carter Harrison, Sr., American politician (d. 1893)

1825-07-31

William S. Clark, American senator and scholar (d. 1886)

1826-03-04

Theodore Judah, American railroad engineer (d. 1863)

1826-04-26

George Hull Ward, American general (d. 1863)

1826-04-26

Ambrose R. Wright, American Civil War General (d. 1872

1826-07-04

Stephen Foster, Lawrenceville Pennsylvania, American composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River)

1827-05-21

William P. Sprague, American politician from Ohio (d. 1899)

1827-05-27

Samuel F. Miller, American politician (d. 1892)

1827-09-30

Ellis H. Roberts, American politician (d. 1918)

1827-10-31

Richard Morris Hunt, American educator (d. 1895)

1827-11-26

Ellen G. White, American religious leader (d. 1915)

1829-03-24

George Francis Train, American businessman (d. 1904)

1829-04-15

Mary Harris Thompson, 1st American woman surgeon

1829-10-05

Chester A. Arthur, Fairfield Vermont, (Republican) 21st American President (1881-85)

1830-05-05

John Batterson Stetson, American hat manufacturer (d. 1906)

1830-09-02

William P. Frye, American politician (d. 1911)

1831-02-27

Hiram Bond Everest, American cofounder of The Vacuum Oil Company (d. 1913)

1832-01-13

Horatio Alger, Jr., Chelsea Massachusetts, American minister and author (Lost at Sea, Work & Win)

1832-05-21

Elizabeth Storrs Mead, American educator (d. 1917)

1832-07-10

Alvan Graham Clark, American telescope maker and astronomer (d. 1897)

1832-11-26

Mary Edwards Walker, American doctor/women's rights leader and only woman to receive Medal of Honor (bravery during Civil War)

1832-11-29

Louisa May Alcott, Germantown Pennsylvania, American author (Little Women)

1833-01-02

Frederick A. Johnson, American politician (d. 1893)

1833-10-02

Rev. William Corby, American Catholic priest (d. 1897)

1834-04-01

Big Jim Fisk, American entrepreneur (d. 1872)

1834-08-22

Samuel Pierpont Langley, American astronomer (d. 1906)

1834-10-08

Walter Kittredge, American musician (d. 1905)

1835-03-15

John Henrie Kagi, American abolitionist (d. 1859)

1835-11-25

Andrew Carnegie, Dunfermline, Scottish/American industrialist/philanthropist

1835-11-30

Mark Twain [Samuel Clemens], American author (Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn)

1835-12-18

Lyman Abbott, American author (d. 1922)

1836-03-05

Charles Goodnight, American cattle rancher (d. 1929)

1836-03-20

Ferris Jacobs, Jr., American politician (d. 1886)

1836-03-28

Frederick Pabst, American brewer (d. 1904)

1836-08-11

Warren Brown, American politician (d. 1919)

1836-09-11

Fitz Hugh Ludlow, American author (d. 1870)

1836-10-18

Máximo Gómez, Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War

1836-11-04

Henry J. Lutcher, American businessman and sawmill partner (d. 1912)

1836-11-08

Milton Bradley, American game manufacturer (d. 1911)

1837-01-23

Amanda Berry Smith, American former slave, singer and evangelist

1837-03-28

Jacob Gallinger, Opening of the Pan-American Exposition Showing Vice President Roosevelt Leading the Procession

1837-04-10

Forceythe Willson, American poet (d. 1867)

1837-04-17

J. P. Morgan, Hartford, Connecticut, American banker/CEO (US Steel Corporation)

1837-05-28

Tony Pastor, American vaudeville performer (d. 1908)

1837-08-01

Mother Jones, American labor organizer (d. 1930)

1837-11-13

James T. Rapier, American politician (d. 1883)

1837-12-26

Adm George Dewey, American naval hero of Manila

1837-12-26

Morgan Bulkeley, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1922)

1838-05-10

John Wilkes Booth, American stage actor and assassin (President Lincoln)

1838-06-16

Cushman Davis, American politician (d. 1900)

1838-07-20

Augustin Daly, American playwright (d. 1899)

1839-02-09

Silas Adams, American lawyer and politician (d. 1896)

1839-02-20

Benjamin Waugh, American minister; founder of the NSPCC (d. 1908)

1839-02-22

Francis Pharcellus Church, American editor and publisher (d. 1906)

1839-03-09

Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer (d. 1908)

1839-07-17

Ephraim Shay, American inventor (d. 1916)

1839-09-10

Charles Peirce, American philosopher (d. 1914)

1840-07-25

Flora Adams Darling, founded Daughters of American Revolution

1841-05-10

James Gordon Bennett Jr., American publisher (d. 1918)

1841-05-29

Sylvester Magee, last living American slave and oldest person who ever lived, (d. 1971)

1841-07-05

William C. Whitney, American financier (d. 1904)

1841-09-08

Charles J. Guiteau, American assassin of James A. Garfield (d. 1882)

1841-11-13

Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Brevet Brigadier General (d. 1913)

1841-12-05

Marcus Daly, American mining tycoon (d. 1900)

1842-01-11

William James, New York City New York, American psychologist/philosopher (Pragmatism)

1842-03-28

William Harvey Carney, American Civil War officier (d. 1908)

1842-06-24

Ambrose Bierce, Meigs County, Ohio, American writer and satirist (Devil's Dictionary, Nuggets & Dust)

1842-10-14

Joe Start, American baseball player (d. 1927)

1842-12-03

Phoebe Hearst, American socialite (d. 1919)

1842-12-03

Charles Alfred Pillsbury, American industrialist (d. 1899)

1843-01-08

John H. Moffitt, American politician (d. 1926)

1843-01-10

Frank James, American outlaw (d. 1915)

1843-04-15

Henry James, American/British author (Turn of the Screw, Bostonians), (d. 1916)

1843-07-17

Conrad Diehl, Opening of the Pan-American Exposition Showing Vice President Roosevelt Leading the Procession

1843-09-25

Melville Reuben Bissell, Hartwick New York, American inventor (carpet sweeper)

1843-09-25

Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Mattoon Illinois, American Geologist and educator

1843-10-22

Stephen Babcock, Oneida County New York, American Agricultural Chemist (Babcock test and father of scientific dairying)

1843-11-25

Henry Ware Eliot American industrialist, philanthropist and the father of T. S. Eliot (d. 1919)

1843-11-27

Cornelius Vanderbilt II, American businessman (d. 1899)

1843-12-23

Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (d. 1924)

1844-06-01

John J. Toffey, American Civil War hero (d. 1911)

1844-07-25

Thomas Eakins, American artist (d. 1916)

1844-08-22

George Washington De Long, New York City, American Arctic Explorer whose disastrous expedition provided evidence to support the theory of trans-Arctic oceanic drift

1844-09-20

William H. Illingworth, American photographer (d. 1893)

1844-10-12

George W Cable, American writer (Northampton Years)

1844-10-30

Harvey W. Wiley, American chemist (d. 1930)

1844-11-10

Henry Eyster Jacobs, American theologian (d. 1932)

1845-05-25

Lip Pike, American baseball player (d. 1883)

1845-06-22

Tom Dula, American folk character (Tom Dooley) (d. 1868)

1845-08-24

James C. Calhoun, American soldier, brother-in-law of George Armstrong Custer (d. 1876)

1845-12-12

Bruce Price, American architect (d. 1903)

1846-02-10

Ira Remsen, American chemist (d. 1927)

1846-02-14

Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. (d. 1901)

1846-05-22

Oliver Perry Hay, Saluda Indiana, American Paleontologist

1846-06-11

William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer (d. 1920)

1846-07-19

Charles Edward Pickering, pioneered American spectroscopist

1846-07-26

Texas Jack Omohundro, American frontier scout, actor, and cowboy (d. 1880)

1846-08-23

Alexander Milne Calder, American sculptor (d. 1923)

1846-09-05

John W Cromwell, Secy (American Negro Academy)

1846-11-25

Carrie Nation, American temperance advocate (d. 1911)

1847-08-23

Sarah Frances Whiting, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1927)

1848-02-20

Edward Henry Harriman, American railroad executive (d. 1909)

1848-03-25

William Keith Brooks, Cleveland Ohio, American marine zoologist (anatomy and embryology of marine animals)

1848-08-22

Melville E. Stone, American newspaper publisher (d. 1929)

1848-09-04

Jennie Lee, American actress (d. 1925)

1849-04-17

William R. Day, American diplomat and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1923)

1849-06-29

John Hunn, American businessman (d. 1926)

1850-01-10

John Wellborn Root, American architect (d. 1891)

1850-01-18

Seth Low, American politician (d. 1916)

1850-01-27

Samuel Gompers, London England, American labor union leader (American Federation of Labor)

1850-03-07

Champ Clark, American politician (d. 1921)

1850-04-16

Herbert Baxter Adams, US, historian (American Historical Association)

1850-04-20

Daniel Chester, French/American sculptor (Minute Man)

1850-06-05

Pat Garrett, American Western lawman (d. 1908)

1850-06-19

David Jayne Hill, American diplomat (d. 1932)

1850-07-11

Annie Armstrong, American missionary leader (d. 1938)

1850-07-18

Rose Hartwick Thorpe, American poet (d. 1939)

1850-11-05

Ella Wheeler Wilcox, American author and poet (d. 1919)

1850-12-09

Emma Abbott, American soprano (d. 1891)

1851-01-17

A. B. Frost, American illustrator (d. 1928)

1851-02-01

Durham Stevens, American diplomat (d. 1908)

1851-03-19

William Henry Stark, American business leader (d. 1936)

1851-04-13

Robert Abbe, American surgeon (d. 1928)

1851-07-07

Charles Tindley, American gospel music composer (d. 1933)

1851-08-14

Doc Holliday, Griffin Georgia, American gambler, dentist and gunfighter (Gunfight at the O.K. Corral)

1851-08-19

Charles Hires, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American Inventor and Manufacturer of the Hires Root Beer beverage

1851-09-07

Edward Ashael Birge, American pioneer in limnology (d. 1950)

1851-11-06

Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (co-founded Dow Jones/1st editor of Wall St Journal) (d.1902)

1851-12-21

Thomas Chipman McRae, American politician, 34th Governor of Arkansas (d. 1929)

1852-01-08

James Milton Carroll, American pastor and author (d. 1931)

1852-04-11

Cap Anson, American baseball player (d. 1922)

1852-04-13

F.W. Woolworth, American businessman (d. 1919)

1852-04-23

Edwin Markham, US, poet (1st winner of American Acad of Poets Award 1937)

1852-05-01

Calamity Jane, Princeton Missouri, American frontierswoman (Wild Bill Hickok)

1852-05-18

Gertrude Käsebier, Des Moines, Iowa, pioneering American photgrapher

1852-08-24

Deacon White, American baseball player (d. 1919)

1852-09-15

Edward Bouchet, American physicist (d. 1918)

1852-12-22

Opie Read, Oz: The American Fairyland

1853-01-17

Alva Belmont, American socialite & suffragette (d. 1933)

1853-11-09

Stanford White, American architect (d. 1906)

1853-11-13

John Drew Jr., American actor (d. 1927)

1853-11-24

Bat Masterson, American gunfighter (d. 1921)

1853-11-28

Helen Magill White, first American woman to earn a Ph.D. (d. 1944)

1854-01-09

Jennie Jerome, American society beauty and mother of Winston Churchill (d. 1921)

1854-01-14

Benjamin B. Odell Jr., Opening of the Pan-American Exposition Showing Vice President Roosevelt Leading the Procession

1854-04-01

Bill Traylor, American artist (d. 1949)

1854-05-24

John Riley Banister, American law officer and cowboy (d. 1918)

1854-09-17

David Dunbar Buick, American automobile pioneer (d.1929)

1854-10-26

C. W. Post, American entrepreneur (d. 1914)

1854-11-03

Jokichi Takamine, Takaoka Toyama, Japanese-American Biochemist who isolated adrenalin (epinephrine), which causes the body to respond to emergencies, the first pure hormone isolated from natural sources

1855-01-23

John Moses Browning, American inventor (d. 1926)

1855-05-01

Cecilia Beaux, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American portrait painter

1855-05-08

John Gates ("Bet-a-million" Gates), West Chicago, Illinois, USA, American inventor and industrialist who established the market for barbed wire fencing

1855-07-30

James Edward Kelly, US, sculptor "Sculptor of American History"

1855-11-05

Eugene V. Debs, Terre Haute, Indiana, American labor leader and Socialist presidential candidate (d. 1926)

1855-11-06

Ezra Seymour Gosney, American philanthropist and eugenicist (d. 1942)

1855-12-05

Clinton Hart Merriam, American ornithologist (d. 1942)

1856-03-09

Eddie Foy, American singer and dancer (d. 1928)

1856-03-21

Henry Ossian Flipper, Thomasville, Georgia, American soldier, former slave and first African American to graduate from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1877

1856-05-05

W.W. Denslow, Oz: The American Fairyland

1856-05-13

Tom O'Rourke, American boxing manager (d. 1938)

1856-07-10

Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American physicist, electrical engineer and inventor, developed alternating current and the Tesla Coil

1856-08-12

"Diamond Jim" Brady, American financier (d. 1917)

1856-09-03

Louis Sullivan, Boston Massachusetts, American architect (father of skyscrapers)

1857-01-09

Henry B Fuller, American writer (Under the Skylights)

1857-01-14

Alice Pike Barney, American painter

1857-02-17

Samuel Sidney McClure, Irish-American newspaper editor/publisher

1857-03-23

Fannie Farmer, Boston, Massachusetts, American culinary figure

1857-05-03

George Gore, American baseball player (d. 1933)

1857-05-07

William A. MacCorkle, American politician (d. 1930)

1857-05-19

John Jacob Abel, Cleveland Ohio, American Pharmacologist (endocrine glands)

1857-07-25

Frank Sprague, Milford Connecticut, American Inventor who installed the first U.S. electric trolley system in Richmond, Virgina

1857-08-22

Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)

1857-09-06

Zelia Nuttall, American archeologist and historian (d. 1933)

1857-09-08

Ida Henrietta Hyde, Davenport Iowa, American physiologist who invented the micro-electrode. She was the first woman allowed to do research at Harvard Medical School and to be elected to the American Physiology Society.

1857-09-13

Milton S. Hershey, Derry Township, Pennsylvania, American chocolate tycoon (The Hershey Chocolate Company) and philanthropist, (d. 1945)

1857-10-24

Ned Williamson, American baseball player (d. 1894)

1857-12-31

King Kelly, American baseball player (d. 1894)

1858-01-11

Harry Gordon Selfridge, American retailer (d. 1947)

1858-06-20

Charles W. Chesnutt, American writer (d. 1932)

1858-07-13

Stewart Culin, American ethnographer (d. 1929)

1859-01-09

Carrie Chapman Catt, Ripon, Wisconsin, American women's suffrage leader and founder (League of Women Voters)

1859-01-30

Tony Mullane, Irish-born American baseball player (d. 1944)

1859-04-07

Walter Camp, Ct, father of American football (Yale)

1859-07-30

Henry Louis Smith, Greensboro, North Carolina, American physicist who made the first X-ray photograph

1859-09-18

Lincoln Loy McCandless, American cattle rancher (d. 1940)

1859-11-24

Cass Gilbert, American architect (d. 1934)

1860-01-12

Henry Larkin, American baseball player (d. 1942)

1860-02-14

Waldemar Lindgren, Kalmar, Swedish-American Geologist (economic geology, ore classification)

1860-03-02

Susanna M. Salter, 1st American female mayor and temperance leader (d. 1961)

1860-03-03

John Montgomery Ward, American baseball player (d. 1925)

1860-03-27

Frank Frost Abbott, American classical scholar (d. 1924)

1860-04-07

Will Keith Kellogg, American cereal manufacturer (d. 1951)

1860-04-22

Ada Rehan, American stage actress (d. 1916)

1860-05-16

Herman Webster Mudgett, American Serial Killer (d. 1896)

1860-05-25

James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist (d. 1944)

1860-07-05

Robert Bacon, American politician (d. 1919)

1860-07-31

Mary Vaux Walcott, American artist and naturalist (d. 1940)

1860-08-15

Henrietta Vinton Davis, American elocutionist (d. 1941)

1860-08-30

Joseph Petrosino, American Justice: Target - Mafia

1860-09-14

Hamlin Garland, American writer (d. 1940)

1860-10-31

Juliette Gordon Low, Savannah Georgia, American activist/founder (Girl Scouts of America)

1860-11-21

Tom Horn, Scotland County Missouri, American gunman and outlaw

1860-12-15

Abner Powell, American baseball player (d. 1953)

1860-12-22

Austin Norman Palmer, American penmanship innovator (d. 1927)

1860-12-31

Joseph S. Cullinan, American oil industrialist (d. 1937)

1861-01-12

James Mark Baldwin, Columbia South Carolina, American Philosopher and Psychologist

1861-05-03

Emmett Dalton, American outlaw (d. 1937)

1861-05-16

H. H. Holmes [Herman Webster Mudgett], Gilmanton, New Hampshire, American serial killer

1861-06-17

Pete Browning, American baseball player (d. 1905)

1861-09-30

William Wrigley Jr., American industrialist (Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company) (d. 1932)

1861-10-04

Frederic Remington, US, artist/sculptor of American West

1861-11-07

Jeff Milton, American lawman (d. 1947)

1862-03-23

Nathaniel Reed, American outlaw turned evangelist (d.1950)

1862-06-10

Mrs. Leslie Carter, American actress (d. 1937)

1862-07-14

Florence Bascom, US, 1st American woman PhD

1862-08-16

Amos Alonzo Stagg, Knute Rockne All American

1862-08-26

Herbert Booth, American son of William and Catherine Booth (d. 1926)

1862-09-11

O Henry, [William Sydney Porter], American short story writer (d. 1910)

1862-10-04

Edward Stratemeyer, American author (d. 1930)

1862-11-19

Billy Sunday, American evangelist (d. 1935)

1863-03-04

John Henry Wigmore, American jurist and expert in the law of evidence (d. 1943)

1863-03-21

George Owen Squier, American inventor and Major General in U.S. Signal Corp(d.1934)

1863-03-25

Simon Flexner, American pathologist (d. 1946)

1863-05-24

George Grey Barnard, American sculptor (d. 1938)

1863-08-14

Ernest Thayer, American poet (d. 1940)

1863-08-17

Gene Stratton-Porter, American author and naturalist (d. 1924)

1863-09-21

John Bunny, American film comedian (d. 1915)

1863-10-08

Edythe Chapman, American actress (d. 1948)

1863-10-10

Helen Dunbar, American actress (d. 1933)

1863-12-02

Charles Ringling, American circus owner (d. 1926)

1863-12-06

Charles Martin Hall, American chemist (d. 1914)

1864-01-05

Bob Caruthers, American baseball player (d. 1911)

1864-01-06

Ban Johnson, Norwalk Ct, baseball founder (American League)

1864-03-19

Charles Marion Russell, American artist (d. 1926)

1864-06-13

Dwight B. Waldo, American educator and historian (d. 1939)

1864-07-13

John Jacob Astor IV, American entrepreneur (d. 1912)

1864-10-20

James F. Hinkle, American politician, sixth Governor of New Mexico (d. 1951)

1864-10-25

John Francis Dodge, American automobile pioneer (d. 1920)

1864-11-11

George Washington Crile, Chili Ohio, American Surgeon who conducted the first direct blood transfusion and studied the effects of surgical shock

1864-11-23

Henry Bourne Joy, American automobile executive (d. 1936)

1864-11-28

Lindley M. Garrison, American Secretary of War (d. 1932)

1864-12-06

William S. Hart, American actor, silent Westerns (Wild Bill Hickok, Tumbleweeds)

1864-12-12

Paul Elmer More, American essayist (d. 1937)

1864-12-25

Thomas Cahill, American soccer coach (d. 1951)

1865-03-16

Patsy Donovan, Irish-American baseball player (d. 1953)

1865-03-19

William Morton Wheeler, American entomologist, myrmecologist, pioneer in ethology (d. 1937)

1865-04-08

Charles W. Woodworth, American entomologist (d. 1940)

1865-05-02

Clyde Fitch, American playwright (d. 1909)

1865-05-05

Nellie Bly, [Elizabeth Cochran Seaman], American journalist and writer (d. 1922)

1865-05-26

Robert W. Chambers, American artist (d. 1933)

1865-08-27

James Henry Breasted, American Egyptologist (d. 1935)

1865-10-17

James Rudolph Garfield, American politician (d. 1950)

1865-10-18

Logan Pearsall Smith, American essayist and critic (d. 1946)

1865-10-23

Neltje Blanchan, American writer (d. 1918)

1865-10-26

Benjamin Guggenheim, American businessman (d. 1912)

1865-11-02

Warren G. Harding, Blooming Grove Ohio, American President (1921-1923)

1865-12-20

Elsie De Wolfe, American socialite and interior decorator (d. 1950)

1866-01-08

William G. Conley, American politician (d. 1940)

1866-03-22

Jack Boyle, American baseball player (d. 1913)

1866-04-13

Butch Cassidy [Robert LeRoy Parker], American desperado (Wild Bunch Passage)

1866-11-13

Abraham Flexner, American educator (d. 1959)

1866-11-17

Voltairine de Cleyre, American anarchist (d. 1912)

1866-11-28

Henry Bacon, Watseka Illinois, American architect (Lincoln Memorial)

1867-01-21

James Marcus, New York, American actor (The Eagle, The Lonely Trail)

1867-03-29

Cy Young [Denton True Young], Gilmore Ohio, American baseball pitcher (most wins in MLB history)

1867-04-16

Wilbur Wright, Millville Indiana, American aviator (Wright Brothers)

1867-04-24

Fannie Thomas, became oldest known American (113 y 273 d at death)

1867-07-05

Andrew Ellicott Douglass, Windsor, VT, USA, American inventor of dendrochronology (tree-ring dating)

1867-07-25

Alexander Rummler, American painter (d. 1959)

1867-07-28

Charles Dillon Perrine, American-born astronomer (d. 1951)

1867-07-31

Sebastian S. Kresge, American merchant and philanthropist (d. 1966)

1867-08-02

Frank Alvord Perret, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American volcanologist renowned for his research at Vesuvius, Etna, Stromboli and Kilauea

1867-08-04

Jake Beckley, American baseball player (d. 1918)

1867-08-14

Cupid Childs, American baseball player (d. 1912)

1867-08-22

Charles Francis Jenkins, Dayton Ohio, American Inventor (altimeter, automobile self-starter, and early television pioneer)

1867-08-25

James W. Gerard, American jurist and diplomat (d. 1951)

1867-09-05

Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, American composer and pianist (d. 1944)

1867-11-28

Henry K. Chambers, An American Widow

1868-01-01

Snitz Edwards, American actor (d. 1937)

1868-03-22

Robert A. Millikan, American physicist (photoelectric effect; Nobel 1923)

1868-05-10

Ed Barrow, American baseball manager (d. 1953)

1868-05-17

Horace Elgin Dodge, American automobile manufacturer (d. 1920)

1868-05-19

John Fillmore Hayford, Rouses Point New York, American Geodesist who established the theory of isostasy and founded the modern science of geodesy (precise measurements of the shape of the earth)

1868-06-03

Aristides Agramonte y Simoni, Camagüey Cuba, Cuban-American Physician, Pathologist and Bacteriologist (yellow fever)

1868-06-29

George Ellery Hale, American astronomer (d. 1938)

1868-07-04

Henrietta Swan Leavitt, American astronomer (d. 1921)

1868-08-16

Bernarr McFadden, American physical culture advocate and (d. 1955)

1868-08-20

Ellen Roosevelt, American tennis player (d. 1954)

1868-08-22

Willis Rodney Whitney, Jamestown New York, American Chemist, founder of the General Electric research laboratory, and pioneer of industrial scientific research

1868-12-04

Jesse Burkett, American baseball player (d. 1953)

1868-12-14

Louis L. Babcock, Opening of the Pan-American Exposition Showing Vice President Roosevelt Leading the Procession

1868-12-20

Harvey Firestone, The American Road

1869-01-04

Tommy Corcoran, American baseball player (d. 1960)

1869-01-23

Herbert David Croly, US author (Promise of American Life)

1869-03-21

Albert Kahn, Rhaunen Prussia, American architect (architect of Detroit)

1869-03-22

Emilio Aguinaldo, Crucible of Empire: The Spanish American War

1869-06-27

Kate Carew, American caricaturist (d. 1961)

1869-07-01

William Strunk Jr., American grammarian (d. 1946)

1869-09-14

Kid Nichols, American baseball player (d. 1953)

1869-09-23

Mary Mallon, Cookstown County Tyrone, Irish-American patient best known as 'Typhoid Mary' and the first person in the United States known to be immune to typhoid, as a carrier of the disease she infected at least 51 people in the New York City area

1869-10-23

John Heisman, Cleveland Ohio, American pioneering football coach/trophy namesake

1869-11-11

Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American anarchist (d. 1901)

1869-11-25

Ben Lindsey, American judge and social reformer (d. 1934)

1869-12-05

Ellis Parker Butler, American author (d. 1937)

1870-01-11

Alexander Stirling Calder, American sculptor (d. 1945)

1870-01-13

Ross Granville Harrison, American biologist (d.1959)

1870-01-15

Pierre S. du Pont, American businessman (d. 1954)

1870-02-18

William Laurel Harris, American mural painter, writer (d. 1924)

1870-04-21

Edwin S. Porter, American film pioneer (d. 1941)

1870-05-19

Albert Fish, American serial killer (d. 1936)

1870-05-24

Benjamin Cardozo, American jurist (d. 1938)

1870-07-25

Maxfield Parrish, American illustrator (d. 1966)

1870-09-07

Thomas Curtis, American athlete (d. 1944)

1870-09-18

Clark Wissler, anthropologist (American Indian)

1870-09-30

Thomas W. Lamont, American banker; father of Corliss Lamont; great-grandfather of Ned Lamont (d. 1948)

1870-11-03

John Motley Morehead III, American Chemist (commercial production of calcium carbide, important for welding)

1870-11-25

Winthrop Ames, American theatrical director (d. 1937)

1870-12-12

Walter Benona Sharp, American oil baron (d. 1912)

1870-12-13

Edward LeSaint, American actor and director (d. 1940)

1870-12-25

Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics industrialist (d. 1965)

1871-03-01

Ben Harney, American composer and ragtime pianist (d. 1938)

1871-04-08

Clarence Hudson White American photographer (d. 1925)

1871-05-11

Frank Schlesinger, American astronomer (d. 1943)

1871-05-19

Reginald Aldworth Daly, Napanee Ontario, Canadian-American Geologist who independently developed the theory of magmatic stopping

1871-08-01

John Lester, American cricketer (d. 1969)

1871-08-02

John French Sloan, American artist (d. 1951)

1871-08-27

Theodore Dreiser, US, novelist (Sister Carie, American Tragedy)

1871-09-01

J. Reuben Clark, Jr., American Undersecretary of State (d. 1961)

1871-09-26

Winsor McCay, American cartoonist (d. 1934)

1871-10-02

Martha Brookes Hutcheson, American landscape architect (d. 1959)

1871-10-30

Buck Freeman, American baseball player (d. 1949)

1871-11-09

Florence Sabin, American Scientist who was the first woman to graduate from Johns Hopkins and the first lifetime woman member of the National Academy of Sciences

1871-12-05

Bill Pickett, American rodeo performer (d. 1932)

1871-12-09

Joe Kelley, American baseball player (d. 1943)

1872-01-11

George Washington Pierce, American physicist (d. 1956)

1872-01-31

Zane Grey, American West novelist (Riders of the Purple Sage)

1872-02-01

Jerome F. Donovan, American politician (d. 1949)

1872-02-01

Andrew Kehoe, American mass murderer (d. 1927)

1872-02-03

Lou Criger, American baseball player (d. 1934)

1872-03-13

Oswald Garrison Villard, American journalist

1872-04-05

Samuel Cate Prescott, American food scientist and microbiologist (d. 1962)

1872-04-07

William Monroe Trotter, Hyde Park, Massachusetts, newspaper editor and African-American rights activist

1872-04-18

Bernard Ogilvie Dodge, Mauston, Wisconsin, USA, American botanist and pioneer researcher on heredity in fungi

1872-04-29

Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman (d. 1930)

1872-07-13

C.A. de Lima, American Aristocracy

1872-07-29

Eric Alfred Knudsen, American folklorist (d. 1957)

1872-08-02

George E. Stewart, American Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1946)

1873-01-11

John Callan O'Laughlin, American political and military figure and journalist (d. 1949)

1873-03-03

William Green, president of American Federation of Labor (1924-52)

1873-03-04

Guy Wetmore Carryl, American humorist and poet (d. 1904)

1873-03-07

Madame Sul-Te-Wan, American actress (d. 1959)

1873-04-07

John McGraw, American baseball player and manager (d. 1934)

1873-04-13

John W. Davis, American politician (d. 1955)

1873-07-01

Alice Guy-Blaché, American film director (d. 1968)

1873-08-17

John A. Sampson, American gynecologist (d. 1946)

1873-09-21

Papa Jack Laine, American musician (d. 1966)

1873-10-23

William D. Coolidge, American physicist and inventor (d. 1975)

1873-12-18

Francis Burton Harrison, American political figure (d. 1957)

1873-12-24

Adam Didur, American Adventure

1873-12-25

Otto Frederick Hunziker, Swiss-born American dairy educator (d. 1959)

1873-12-30

Al Smith, American politician and first Roman Catholic presidential candidate (D) (d. 1944)

1874-01-01

Frank Knox, American Secretary of the Navy (d. 1944)

1874-01-05

Joseph Erlanger, San Francisco, California, American physiologist (shock therapy-Nobel 1944)

1874-01-22

Edward Harkness, American philanthropist (d. 1940)

1874-01-24

Arthur Schomburg (Arturo Alfonso), Puerto Rico, archivist of African American history and culture

1874-01-29

John D. Rockefeller Jr, Cleveland Ohio, American financier and philanthropist

1874-02-22

Bill Klem, American baseball umpire (d. 1951)

1874-04-15

George Harrison Shull, American plant geneticist (d. 1954)

1874-05-01

Romaine Brooks (born Beatrice Romaine Goddard), Rome Italy, American painter

1874-08-06

Charles Fort, American writer and researcher (d. 1932)

1874-08-10

Bill Johnson, American musician (d. 1972)

1874-08-26

Zona Gale, American novelist (d. 1938)

1874-08-31

Edward Thorndike, Williamsburg, Massachusetts, USA, American psychologist (father of modern educational psychology)

1874-09-05

Nap Lajoie, American baseball player (d. 1959)

1874-09-13

Henry Fountain Ashurst, American politician (d. 1962)

1874-10-12

Jimmy Burke, American baseball player (d. 1942)

1874-11-09

Albert Francis Blakeslee, Geneseo New York, American Botanist

1874-11-25

Joe Gans, American boxer (d. 1910)

1874-11-27

Charles A Beard, American historian (American Continentalism)

1875-01-09

Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, American socialite (d. 1942)

1875-01-15

Tom Burke, American runner (d. 1929)

1875-01-22

D.W. Griffith, LaGrange, Kentucky, American film director/producer (Birth of a Nation, Intolerance)

1875-04-15

James J. Jeffries, Carroll Ohio, American heavyweight boxer

1875-05-11

Harriet Quimby, American aviator (d. 1912)

1875-05-23

Alfred P. Sloan, American long-time president and chairman of General Motors (d. 1966)

1875-08-27

Katharine McCormick, American women's rights activist (d. 1967)

1875-10-23

Gilbert N. Lewis, American chemist (d. 1946)

1875-10-28

Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, American geographer and editor (d. 1966)

1875-11-11

Vesto Slipher, Mulberry Indiana, American Astronomer who provided the first evidence to support the expanding-universe theory

1875-11-19

Hiram Bingham, Connecticut, American Archaeologist (Incan site of Machu Picchu)

1875-12-04

Joe Corbett, American baseball player (d. 1945)

1875-12-19

Carter G Woodson, New Canton Va, American historian (black studies)

1876-01-11

Elmer Flick, American baseball player (d. 1971)

1876-01-12

Jack London, American writer/socialist (Call of the Wild)

1876-01-17

Frank Hague, American politician (d. 1956)

1876-02-13

Fritz Buelow, German-born American baseball player (d. 1933)

1876-03-20

Payne Whitney, American businessman (d. 1927)

1876-03-21

John Tewksbury, American athlete (d. 1968)

1876-05-19

William King Gregory, Greenwich Village New York, American palaeontologist (mammalian teeth, evolutionary theory)

1876-06-05

Tony Jackson, American musician (d. 1920)

1876-10-13

Rube Waddell, American baseball player (d. 1914)

1876-11-26

Willis Haviland Carrier, American engineer, developed modern air-conditioner

1876-12-09

Berton Churchill, American actor (d. 1940)

1877-01-12

Frank J. Corr, American politician (d. 1934)

1877-02-27

Walter Briggs, Sr., American entrepreneur and sports team owner (d. 1952)

1877-03-03

Garrett Morgan, African-American inventor

1877-03-18

Edgar Cayce, American psychic (d. 1945)

1877-04-30

Alice B. Toklas, American companion of Gertrude Stein (d. 1967)

1877-05-26

Isadora Duncan, San Franciso, American free form/interpretative dancer

1877-08-06

Wallace H. White, Jr., American politician (d. 1952)

1877-08-10

Frank Marshall, American chess player (d. 1944)

1877-09-06

Buddy Bolden, American musician (d. 1930)

1877-10-28

Joe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1952)

1877-11-24

Alben Barkley, The Vice Presidency: The Great American Lottery

1878-01-09

John Broadus Watson, Travelers Rest South Carolina, American Psychologist (behaviorism approach)

1878-01-16

Harry Carey [Henry DeWitt Carey II], Bronx New York, American actor (Aces Wild, Border Cafe, Air Force)

1878-02-14

Julius Nieuwland, Hansbeke Belgium, Belgian-American Chemist (inventor of neoprene)

1878-03-04

Egbert Van Alstyne, American songwriter and pianist (d. 1951)

1878-04-27

Frank Alvin Gotch, American professional wrestler (d. 1917)

1878-05-14

James L. Wilkinson, American baseball executive (d. 1964)

1878-05-30

Mike Donlin, American baseball player (d. 1933)

1878-07-03

George M Cohan, Providence Rhode Island, American father of musical comedy (Phantom President, Give My Regards to Broadway)

1878-08-28

George Hoyt Whipple, Ashland New Hampshire, American physician and biomedical researcher (Nobel-1934)

1878-08-31

Frank Jarvis, American athlete (d. 1933)

1878-09-09

Adelaide Crapsey, American poet (d. 1914)

1878-10-16

Maxey Long, American athlete (d. 1959)

1879-01-12

Ray Harroun, American race car driver (d. 1968)

1879-03-27

Edward Steichen, pioneered American photography

1879-03-27

Miller Huggins, American baseball player and manager (d. 1929)

1879-04-14

James Branch Cabell, American novelist/essayist (Restless Heads)

1879-04-15

Melville Henry Cane, American lawyer (d. 1980)

1879-05-02

James F. Byrnes, American statesman, and Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1972)

1879-05-24

H. B. Reese, American inventor of Reese's and founder (d. 1956)

1879-06-03

Raymond Pearl, American biologist (d. 1940)

1879-06-30

Walter Hampden, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Five Fingers, Hunchback of Notre Dame)

1879-08-08

Bob Smith, American founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (d. 1950)

1879-09-17

Rube Foster, American baseball player, manager and executive (d. 1930)

1879-10-04

Edward Murray East, Du Quoin Illinois, American Botanist and Geneticist who developed hybrid corn

1879-10-29

Alva B. Adams, American politician (d. 1941)

1879-12-05

Clyde Cessna, American airplane manufacturer (d. 1954)

1880-01-11

D.H. Turner, Her American Prince

1880-01-20

Walter W. Bacon, American politician (d. 1962)

1880-02-16

Frank Burke, American baseball player (d. 1946)

1880-03-03

Florence Auer, American actress (d. 1962)

1880-03-04

Channing Pollock, American playwright and critic (d. 1946)

1880-03-11

Harry H. Laughlin, American eugenecist (d. 1943)

1880-03-12

Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (d. 1952)

1880-03-21

Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, American actor (d. 1971)

1880-03-22

Ernie Quigley, Canadian-American sports official (d. 1960)

1880-04-10

Frances Perkins, American politician and 1st woman to hold cabinet-level position (Labor), (d. 1965)

1880-06-17

Carl Van Vechten, American writer and photographer (d. 1964)

1880-06-21

Arnold Gesell, American psychologist and pediatrician (d. 1961)

1880-07-12

Tod Browning, American film director (d. 1962)

1880-08-10

Robert L. Thornton, American businessman, philanthropist, and Mayor of Dallas, Texas (d. 1964)

1880-08-22

George Herriman, American cartoonist (d. 1944)

1880-09-12

Henry Louis Mencken, Baltimore, Md, American newspaperman/critic (Prejudices)

1880-09-14

Archie Hahn, American athlete (d. 1955)

1880-09-20

Louise Peete, American murderess (d. 1947)

1880-11-06

Chris van Abkoude, Dutch-American writer and novelist (d. 1959)

1880-12-24

Johnny Gruelle, Arcola Illinois, American cartoonist, children's book writer and creator of Raggedy Ann (d. 1939)

1880-12-31

Fred Beebe, American baseball player (d. 1957)

1880-12-31

George C. Marshall, George Marshall & the American Century

1881-01-08

Henrik Shipstead, American politician (d. 1960)

1881-02-22

Joseph B. Ely, American politician (d. 1956)

1881-03-04

Maude Fealy, American actor (d. 1971)

1881-03-04

Thomas Sigismund Stribling, American writer (d. 1965)

1881-03-04

Richard C. Tolman, American mathematical physicist (d. 1948)

1881-03-12

Smedley Butler, American Secrets

1881-05-14

Ed Walsh, American baseball pitcher, lowest lifetime ERA (1.82)

1881-05-14

G. Murray Hulbert, American politician (d. 1950)

1881-06-29

Harry Frazee, American baseball team owner (d. 1929)

1881-07-02

Royal H. Weller, American politician (d. 1929)

1881-07-04

Ulysses S. Grant III, American soldier (d. 1968)

1881-07-30

Smedley Butler, American Marine general (d. 1940)

1881-08-06

Leo Carrillo, LA CA, actor (American Empire, Cisco Kid)

1881-08-06

Louella Parsons, American gossip columnist (d. 1972)

1881-08-14

Francis Ford, American actor (d. 1953)

1881-08-15

Alfred Wagenknecht, German-born American activist (d. 1956)

1881-09-08

Harry Hillman, American athlete (d. 1945)

1881-09-26

Hiram Wesley Evans, American member of the Ku Klux Klan (d. 1966)

1881-10-15

P G Wodehouse, British-American writer (Stiff Upper Lip Jeeves)

1881-10-22

Clinton Davisson, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)

1881-10-30

Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet and author (d. 1941)

1881-11-01

Edward Van Sloan, American actor (d. 1964)

1881-11-05

George A. Malcolm, American jurist & educator (d. 1961)

1881-11-08

Frank Speck, Brooklyn New York, American Anthropologist (Algonquin Tribes and Eastern Woodland Native Americans)

1881-11-16

Joel H. Hildebrand, Camden New Jersey, American Chemist and Educator whose work on the chemistry of solutions helped treat divers with the 'bends' through the introduction of helium and oxygen breathing mixtures

1881-12-14

Katherine MacDonald, American actress and film producer (d. 1956)

1881-12-29

Jess Willard, American boxer (d. 1968)

1882-01-12

Milton Sills, American actor (d. 1930)

1882-01-17

Arnold Rothstein, New York City New York, American gambler and mobster (fixed 1919 World Series)

1882-01-17

Arnold Rothstein, American Justice: Target - Mafia

1882-02-14

George Jean Nathan, US, editor/author/critic (American Mercury)

1882-02-26

Husband E. Kimmel, American admiral (d. 1968)

1882-02-28

Geraldine Farrar, US soprano/actress (Story of American Singer)

1882-03-06

F. Burrall Hoffman, American architect (d. 1980)

1882-03-15

Jim Lightbody, American runner (d. 1953)

1882-04-21

Percy Williams Bridgman, American physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1961)

1882-05-09

George Barker, American painter (d. 1965)

1882-05-18

Babe Adams, American baseball player (d. 1968)

1882-05-25

Marie Doro, American actress (d. 1956)

1882-05-29

Doris Ulmann, American photographer

1882-09-09

Clem McCarthy, American sportscaster (d. 1962)

1882-10-15

Charley O'Leary, American baseball player (d. 1941)

1882-9-09

Carl Gregory, An American in the Making

1883-01-04

Max Eastman, American critic/essayist and editor of The Masses (d. 1969)

1883-05-05

Charles Bender, only American Indian in baseball's Hall of Fame

1883-05-26

Mamie Smith, American singer (d. 1946)

1883-07-31

Fred Quimby, American film producer (d. 1965)

1883-08-07

Clifford Marle, The Adventures of Lieutenant Daring R.N.: In a South American Port

1883-08-12

Pauline Frederick, American actress (d. 1938)

1883-08-14

Ernest Everett Just, Charleston South Carolina, African-American embryologist known for his pioneering work in the physiology of development, especially fertilization and cell division

1883-08-19

Elsie Ferguson, New York City, New York, American film actress (Footlights, Scarlet Pages)

1883-09-17

William Carlos Williams, American poet

1883-10-08

Dick Burnett, American musician (d. 1977)

1883-10-26

Napoleon Hill, American Writer and Philosopher (Think and Grow Rich)(d. 1970)

1883-10-26

Paul Pilgrim, American athlete (d. 1958)

1883-11-25

Harvey Spencer Lewis, American mystic (d. 1939)

1883-12-13

Belle da Costa Greene, American librarian, bibliographer and archivist (d. 1950)

1883-12-27

Cyrus S. Eaton, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate (d. 1979)

1884-01-12

Texas Guinan, American actress (d. 1933)

1884-01-21

Roger Nash Baldwin, founder (American Civil Liberties Union)

1884-01-23

Ralph DePalma, Italian-American race car driver (d. 1956)

1884-02-13

Alfred Carlton Gilbert, American athlete, inventor, and businessman (d. 1961)

1884-02-26

Harry Benham, An American in the Making

1884-03-04

Red Murray, American professional baseball player (d. 1958)

1884-03-17

Alcide Nunez, American jazz clarinetist (d. 1934)

1884-03-31

Adriaan van Maanen, Dutch-American astronomer (d. 1946)

1884-04-17

Leo Frank, American convict, hanged in 1915 by a lynch mob

1884-06-22

James Rector, American athlete (d. 1949)

1884-07-12

Louis B. Mayer, Dymer, Ukraine, American film producer and creator of the star system (MGM)

1884-08-07

Billie Burke [Mary William Ethelbert Appleton], Washington, DC, American actress (The Wizard of Oz, Merrily We Live)

1884-08-23

Will Cuppy, American humorist (d. 1949)

1884-09-20

Maxwell Perkins, American editor and publisher (d. 1947)

1884-12-14

Jane Cowl, American actress and playwright (d. 1950)

1884-12-25

Evelyn Nesbit, American actress (d. 1967)

1884-12-31

Bobby Byrne, American baseball player (d. 1964)

1884-9-17

Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Glorifying the American Girl

1885-01-11

Jack Hoxie, American actor, rodeo performer (d. 1965)

1885-01-15

Grover Lowdermilk, American baseball player (d. 1968)

1885-02-17

Steve Evans, American baseball player (d. 1943)

1885-03-14

Raoul Lufbery, American World War I pilot (d. 1918)

1885-04-03

Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1954)

1885-04-13

Vean Gregg, American baseball player (d. 1964)

1885-05-02

Hedda Hopper, American gossip columnist (d. 1966)

1885-05-11

Joe "King" Oliver, American jazz musician (d. 1938)

1885-07-29

Theda Bara, American film actress (d. 1955)

1885-08-12

Marion Lorne, American actress (d. 1968)

1885-08-15

Edna Ferber, American author & playwright (American Beauty, Cimarron) (d. 1968)

1885-08-23

Howard Jones, Knute Rockne All American

1885-09-27

Harry Blackstone, Sr., American magician (d. 1965)

1885-10-03

Sophie Treadwell, American playwright and journalist (d. 1970)

1885-10-19

Charles Merrill, American investment banker (d. 1956)

1886-01-24

Henry King, Christiansburg Virginia, American film director (d. 1982)

1886-03-02

Willis O'Brien, American animator (d. 1962)

1886-03-18

Edward Everett Horton, Brooklyn New York, American actor/narrator (Bulwinkle Show)

1886-03-24

Edward Weston, American photographer (d. 1958)

1886-04-07

Ed Lafitte, American baseball player (d. 1971)

1886-04-10

Val Paul, Denver Colorado, American actor and director

1886-04-26

Ma Rainey, [Gertrude Pridgett], "Mother of the Blues" American singer (d. 1939)

1886-05-28

Santo Trafficante, Sr., Sicilian-born American mobster (d. 1954)

1886-05-30

Randolph Bourne, American writer (d. 1918)

1886-06-18

Alexander Wetmore, American ornithologist (d. 1978)

1886-06-29

James Van Der Zee, Lenox Ma, African American photographer

1886-07-31

Salvatore Maranzano, Sicilian-born American organized crime figure (d. 1931)

1886-09-13

Alain LeRoy Locke, African American writer and philosopher "Father of the Harlem Renaissance"

1886-10-09

Rube Marquard, American baseball player (d. 1980)

1886-10-30

Zoe Akins, American playwright (d. 1958)

1886-11-24

Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher (d. 1973)

1886-12-01

Rex Stout, Noblesville Indiana, American mystery writer (Nero Wolf novels)

1886-12-18

Ty Cobb, Narrows Georgia, American baseball player, Colo, batted .367, stole 892 bases (Det Tigers)

1886-12-25

Kid Ory, American musician (d. 1973)

1887-01-22

Helen Hoyt, American poet (d. 1972)

1887-02-16

Kathleen Clifford, American actress (d. 1962)

1887-03-04

Violet MacMillan, American Broadway theatre actress (d. 1953)

1887-03-11

Raoul Walsh, American film director (Thief of Baghdad, Battle Cry), (d. 1980)

1887-03-14

Sylvia Beach, American publisher (d. 1962)

1887-03-15

Marjorie Merriweather Post, American socialite and businesswoman (d. 1973)

1887-04-04

William Cumming Rose, Greenville South Carolina, American Biochemist who discovered threonine (an amino acid)

1887-04-12

Harold Lockwood, American actor (d. 1918)

1887-04-21

Joe McCarthy, American baseball manager (d. 1978)

1887-05-01

Spinelly, American Love

1887-06-02

Howard Johnson, American songwriter (d. 1941)

1887-06-05

Ruth Benedict, New York City, American anthropologist (Patterns of Culture)

1887-06-08

Neville Fleeson, American Splendor

1887-08-13

Julius Freed, American inventor and banker (d. 1952)

1887-08-24

Harry Hooper, American baseball player (d. 1974)

1887-09-03

Frank Christian, American musician (d. 1973)

1887-09-09

Alf (Alfred) Landon, (R-Ks) American politician and Presidential candidate (1932, 1936). Dies 1987

1887-09-19

Lovie Austin, American jazz pianist (d. 1972)

1887-09-19

Lynne Overman, American actor (d. 1943)

1887-11-19

James B. Sumner, American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate (d. 1955)

1887-12-09

Tim Moore, American actor and vaudevillian (d. 1958)

1888-01-01

John Garand, American inventor (d. 1974)

1888-01-07

Jay Marchant, An American in Paris

1888-01-08

Richard Courant, German-American mathematician (d. 1972)

1888-01-08

Matthew Moore, Irish-American actor (d. 1960)

1888-02-22

Owen Brewster, American politician (d. 1961)

1888-02-27

Earl Caddock, American professional wrestler (d. 1950)

1888-03-04

Rafaela Ottiano, Italian-born American actress (d. 1942

1888-03-04

Jeff Pfeffer, American professional baseball pitcher (d. 1972)

1888-04-08

Dennis Chavez, American politician (d. 1964)

1888-04-18

Duffy Lewis, American baseball player (d. 1979)

1888-04-26

Anita Loos, American screenwriter, novelist (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) and playwright (d. 1981)

1888-05-03

Beulah Bondi, American actress (d. 1981)

1888-05-23

Zack Wheat, American baseball player (d. 1972)

1888-05-28

James Francis 'Jim' Thorpe, Prague Oklahoma, versatile American athlete (Olympic gold 1912) (d. 1953)

1888-06-03

Tom Brown, American musician (d. 1958)

1888-06-16

Peter Stoner, American mathematician and astronomer (d. 1980)

1888-06-23

Bronson M. Cutting, American politician (d. 1935)

1888-06-27

Antoinette Perry, American theater director (d. 1946}

1888-07-22

Kirk Bryan, American geologist (d. 1950)

1888-08-13

Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (d. 1975)

1888-08-16

Armand J. Piron, American musician (d. 1943)

1888-09-19

J. W. Alexander, American mathematician (d. 1971)

1888-09-26

J. Frank Dobie, American folklorist and newspaper columnist (d. 1964)

1888-10-16

Paul Popenoe, American activist (d. 1979)

1888-11-24

Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist (d. 1972)

1888-12-07

Matthew Heywood Campbell Broun, 1st pres of American Newspaper Guild

1888-12-20

Fred Merkle, American baseball figure (d. 1958)

1889-01-11

Calvin Bridges, American geneticist (d. 1938)

1889-01-20

Allan Haines Loughead, American aviation executive (d. 1969)

1889-02-23

Victor Fleming, American director (Wizard of Oz, Gone with the Wind), (d. 1949)

1889-02-27

Samuel Bronfman, American Justice: Target - Mafia

1889-03-16

George Walsh, American Pluck

1889-04-13

Herbert Osborne Yardley, American cryptographer (d. 1958)

1889-05-10

Mae Murray, Portsmouth, Virginia, American silent screen actress (d. 1965)

1889-05-18

Thomas Midgley, American chemist and inventor (d. 1944)

1889-05-23

Mabel Willebrandt, American Justice: Target - Mafia

1889-05-25

Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft

1889-06-21

Ralph Craig, American athlete (d. 1972)

1889-07-09

Leo Dandurand, American-born Canadian hockey executive (d. 1964)

1889-07-16

Larry Semon, American comedian (d. 1928)

1889-08-06

George Kenney, American Air Force General (d. 1977)

1889-08-12

Zerna Sharp, American writer and educator (Dick and Jane) (d. 1981)

1889-09-01

Richard Arlen, American actor (d. 1976)

1889-09-20

Charles Reidpath, American athlete (d. 1975)

1889-09-22

Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (d. 1963)

1889-09-23

Walter Lippmann, New York City New York, American journalist/political writer (Public Opinion)

1889-09-28

Jack Fournier, American baseball player (d. 1973)

1889-10-08

C. E. Woolman, American airline founder (d. 1966)

1889-10-25

Smoky Joe Wood, American baseball pitcher (d. 1985)

1889-11-19

Clifton Webb [Webb Parmelee Hollenbeck], Indianapolis, Indiana, American actor (Laura)

1889-12-11

Walter Knott, American farmer (d. 1981)

1889-12-21

Sewall Wright, American biologist (d. 1988)

1890-01-11

Max Carey, American baseball player (d. 1976)

1890-01-15

Tommy Fleming, American soccer player (d. 1965)

1890-01-28

Robert Stroud, American convict, the Birdman of Alcatraz (d. 1963)

1890-02-27

Freddie Keppard, American jazz musician (d. 1933)

1890-03-12

William Dudley Pelley, American leader of the Silver Legion (d. 1965)

1890-04-13

Frank Murphy, American public servant (d. 1949)

1890-05-14

Alex Pompez, American baseball executive (d. 1974)

1890-06-06

Ted Lewis, American bandleader (d. 1971)

1890-06-14

May Allison, American actress (d. 1989)

1890-07-05

Frederick Lewis Allen, American social historian (d. 1954)

1890-08-02

Marin Sais, American actress (d. 1971)

1890-08-15

Elizabeth Bolden, American Supercentenarian (d. 2006)

1890-08-15

Elvin M. Jellinek, New York City, American Physiologist and pioneer in the study of alcoholism

1890-08-20

H. P. Lovecraft, Providence, Rhode Island, American horror writer (At the Mountains of Madness, Weird Tales)

1890-08-27

Man Ray, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American artist and photographe (Dada)

1890-12-21

Hermann Joseph Muller, American geneticist and Nobel laureate (d. 1967)

1890-12-26

Uncle Charlie Osborne, American fiddler (d. 1992)

1891-01-07

Zora Neale Hurston, American writer (d. 1960)

1891-01-15

Ray Chapman, American baseball player (d. 1920)

1891-01-17

Marjorie Gateson, Brooklyn New York, American actress (One Man's Family)

1891-01-26

Frank Costello, Lauropoli Italy, Italian-American gangster (The Prime Minister of the Underworld)

1891-01-26

Wilder Penfield, American-born Canadian neurosurgeon (d. 1976)

1891-01-28

Bill Doak, American baseball player (d. 1954)

1891-01-29

R Norris Williams, American tennis champ (US Open-1914) and survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1968)

1891-02-07

Ann Little, American actress (d. 1984)

1891-03-12

George W. Mason, American industrialist (d. 1954)

1891-04-13

Nella Larsen, African-American novelist (d. 1964)

1891-04-22

Nicola Sacco, American anarchist (d. 1927)

1891-05-15

Chief Nipo T Strongheart, Yakima WA, US Native American actor (Pony Soldier)

1891-05-22

Eddie Edwards, American jazz trombonist (d. 1963)

1891-06-02

Thurman Arnold, American attorney and jurist (d. 1969)

1891-06-28

Carl Panzram, American serial killer (d. 1930)

1891-06-28

Esther Forbes, American writer (d. 1968)

1891-06-28

Carl Spaatz, Boyertown, Pennsylvania, American Air Force general (d. 1974)

1891-06-30

Man Mountain Dean, American professional wrestler (d. 1953)

1891-06-30

Ed "Strangler" Lewis, American professional wrestler (d. 1966)

1891-09-11

William Thomas Walsh, American author (d. 1949)

1891-09-28

Myrtle Gonzalez, American actress (d. 1918)

1891-10-22

Parker Fennelly, American comedian and actor (d.1988)

1891-10-28

Ormer Locklear, American movie stunt pilot (d. 1920)

1891-11-10

Carl Stalling, American film composer (d. 1972)

1891-11-11

Rabbit Maranville, American baseball player (d. 1954)

1891-11-12

Seth Barnes Nicholson, Springfield Illinois, American astronomer who discovered four satellites of Jupiter

1891-12-15

A. P. (Alvin) Carter, Virginia, American musician (Carter Family)

1891-12-18

Owney Madden, American Justice: Target - Mafia

1891-12-29

Alfred Gilks, An American in Paris

1892-01-09

Eva Bowring, American politician (d. 1985)

1892-01-26

Zara Cully, American actress (d. 1978)

1892-02-06

William Parry Murphy, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1987)

1892-02-09

Peggy Wood, Brooklyn New York, American actress (One Life to Live, Mama)

1892-02-09

Tommy Treichel, American professional wrestler (d. 1936)

1892-02-13

Grant Wood, US, painter (American Gothic)

1892-02-18

Wendell Wilkie, American Presidential candidate (R-1940)/author (One World). Died 1944

1892-02-29

Augusta Savage (Fells), Green Cove Springs Florida, African-American sculptor and equal rights advocate

1892-03-10

Gregory La Cava, American director (d. 1952)

1892-03-19

James Van Fleet, American general (d. 1992)

1892-04-08

Richard Neutra, American architect (d. 1970)

1892-04-22

Vernon Johns, American civil rights activist (d. 1965)

1892-06-06

Donald F. Duncan Sr., American entrepreneur (d. 1971)

1892-06-12

Djuna Barnes, American author (d. 1982)

1892-06-22

N. Howell Furman, American Chemist whose work on separating uranium contributed to the development of the atomic bomb

1892-07-26

Sam Jones, American baseball player (d. 1966)

1892-08-16

Otto Messmer, American cartoonist (d. 1983)

1892-09-09

Tsuru Aoki, Japanese-born American actress (d. 1961)

1892-10-05

Remington Kellogg, American naturalist (d. 1969)

1892-10-23

Gummo [Milton] Marx, American actor and comedian (Marx Brothers) (d. 1977)

1892-10-24

Rafael Hernández, American Pie 2

1892-10-28

Dink Johnson, American musician (d. 1954)

1892-11-06

Harold Ross, American editor (d. 1951)

1892-12-17

Sam Barry, American basketball coach (d. 1950)

1893-02-17

Wally Pipp, American baseball player (d. 1965)

1893-02-20

Elizabeth Holloway Marston, American psychologist (d. 1993)

1893-02-26

William Frawley, Burlington, Iowa, American actor (I Love Lucy, Bub-My 3 Sons)

1893-03-01

Mercedes de Acosta, American socialite (d. 1968)

1893-03-07

Milton Avery, American artist (d. 1965)

1893-03-23

Cedric Gibbons, American art director (d. 1960)

1893-03-24

George Sisler, American baseball player (d. 1973)

1893-03-25

Edward Hart, (Rep-D-NJ)/1st chairman of Com on Un-American Activities

1893-03-28

Spyros Skouras, Greek-born American movie executive (d. 1971)

1893-04-07

Allen Dulles, American Central Intelligence Agency director (d. 1969)

1893-04-20

Edna Parker, American supercentenarian

1893-04-27

Allen Sothoron, American baseball player (d. 1939)

1893-05-09

William Moulton Marston, American psychologist, writer (co-creator, Wonder Woman) (d. 1947)

1893-05-23

Ulysses S. Grant IV, American geologist and paleontologist (d. 1977)

1893-06-09

Irish Meusel, American baseball player (d. 1963)

1893-06-23

Pick Malone, American Minstrels of 1949

1893-07-03

Mississippi John Hurt, Teoc Mississippi, American blues singer and guitarist

1893-07-22

Jesse Haines, American baseball player (d. 1978)

1893-08-06

Wright Patman, American politician (d. 1976)

1893-08-18

Burleigh Grimes, American baseball player (d. 1985)

1893-08-25

Henry Trendley Dean, American dental researcher (d. 1962)

1893-09-06

Claire Chennault, American pilot (d. 1958)

1893-09-13

Larry Shields, American musician (d. 1953)

1893-09-30

Lansdale Sasscer, American politician (d. 1964)

1893-10-01

Cliff Friend, American songwriter (d. 1974)

1893-10-12

Velvalee Dickinson, American spy (d. 1980)

1893-10-14

Lillian Gish, American silent film/stage actress (Birth of a Nation). Died 1993.

1893-10-20

Charley Chase, American comedian, actor and director (d. 1940)

1893-11-07

Leatrice Joy, American actress (d. 1985)

1893-11-08

Clarence Williams, American composer (d. 1965)

1893-11-10

John P. Marquand, American writer (d. 1960)

1893-11-22

Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (d. 1969)

1893-12-25

Fred Hillebrand, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Martin Kane)

1894-01-03

ZaSu Pitts, American actress (d. 1963)

1894-01-16

Irving Mills, American jazz music publisher (d. 1985)

1894-01-31

Isham Jones, American musician (d. 1956)

1894-02-01

James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (Charleston, If I Could be With You One Hour Tonight)

1894-03-14

Osa Johnson, American explorer (d. 1953)

1894-04-06

Gertrude Baines, American Supercentarian

1894-04-23

Cow Cow Davenport, American pianist (d. 1955)

1894-06-13

Dr. Leo Kanner, Austrian-American physician (d. 1981)

1894-06-23

Alfred Kinsey, Hoboken, New Jersey, American entomologist/sexologist (Kinsey Report)

1894-07-15

Tadeusz Sendzimir, Polish-American engineer and inventor (d. 1989)

1894-09-09

Arthur Freed, American songwriter and film producer (d. 1973)

1894-09-24

Tommy Armour, Anglo-American golfer (d. 1968)

1894-09-27

Olive Tell, American actress (d. 1951)

1894-10-03

Elmer Robinson, American politician (d. 1982)

1894-10-04

Cliff Hall, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Crime Photographer)

1894-10-07

Del Lord, American director (d. 1970)

1894-10-18

H. L. Davis, American author (d. 1960)

1894-10-20

Olive Thomas, American actress (d. 1920)

1894-11-29

Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (d. 1970)

1894-12-08

E.C. Segar, American cartoonist (Popeye) (d. 1938)

1894-12-26

Jean Toomer, American writer (d. 1967)

1895-01-04

Leroy Grumman, American industrialist (d. 1982)

1895-01-05

Elizabeth Cotten, American musician (d. 1987)

1895-01-16

Nat Schachner, American author (d. 1955)

1895-01-27

Harry Ruby, American composer (d. 1974)

1895-01-29

Muna Lee, American poet (d. 1965)

1895-03-04

Milt Gross, American comic book illustrator (d. 1953)

1895-04-16

Robert Dean Frisbie, American writer (d. 1948)

1895-04-20

Emile Christian, American musician (d. 1973)

1895-05-02

Lorenz Hart, American lyricist (d. 1943)

1895-05-08

Edmund Wilson, American critic/writer (Patriotic Gore)

1895-05-08

James H. "Dutch" Kindelberger, American aerospace pioneer (d. 1962)

1895-05-11

William Grant Still, Woodville Mississippi, composer (Afro-American)

1895-06-10

Hattie McDaniel, Wichita Kansas, 1st African American actress to win an Oscar (Gone With The Wind)

1895-07-18

George Machine Gun Kelly [Georgio Barnes], Memphis Tennessee, American gangster, (d. 1954)

1895-07-23

Aileen Pringle, American actress (d. 1989)

1895-07-30

Wanda Hawley, American actress (d. 1963)

1895-08-03

Marguerite Nichols, American actress (d. 1941)

1895-09-15

Charles "Chic" Harley, American football player (d. 1974)

1895-09-23

Johnny Mokan, American baseball player (d. 1985)

1895-09-29

Roscoe Turner, American aviator and racer (d. 1970)

1895-10-13

Mike Gazella, American baseball player (d. 1978)

1895-10-19

Frank Durbin, last American veteran of the Battle of Verdun (d.1999)

1895-10-30

Dickinson W. Richards, American physician, Nobel laureate (d. 1973)

1895-11-05

Charles MacArthur, American author (d. 1956)

1895-11-14

Walter Freeman, American physician (d. 1972)

1895-11-14

Louise Huff, American actress (d. 1973)

1895-11-16

Michael Arlen, Armenia, English author (An American Verdict)

1895-11-19

Louise Dahl-Wolfe, American photographer (d. 1989)

1895-11-25

Helen Hooven Santmyer, American writer (d. 1986)

1895-12-05

Elbert Frank Cox, American mathematician (d. 1969)

1895-12-24

E. Roland Harriman, American financier (d. 1978)

1896-01-04

Everett Dirksen, American politician (Sen-R-Ill) (d. 1969)

1896-01-08

Arthur Ford, American psychic (d. 1971)

1896-01-12

David Wechsler, American psychologist (d.1981)

1896-01-16

Ruth Rose, American screenwriter (d. 1978)

1896-01-18

C. M. Eddy, Jr., American writer (d. 1967)

1896-01-20

Isabel Withers, American actress (d. 1968)

1896-02-25

John Little McClellan, Sheridan Arkansas, American lawyer and politician (Sen-D-Ark)

1896-04-08

Yip Harburg, American lyricist (d. 1981)

1896-05-01

Mark Wayne Clark, American general (d. 1984)

1896-05-01

J. Lawton Collins, American general (d. 1987)

1896-06-07

Douglas Campbell, American World War I flying ace (d. 1990)

1896-06-16

Murray Leinster, American author (d. 1976)

1896-06-19

Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, American divorcee and wife of Edward VIII (abdicated)

1896-06-21

Charles B. Momsen, American inventor (d. 1967)

1896-07-25

Jack Perrin, American actor (d. 1967)

1896-07-28

Barbara La Marr, American actress (d. 1926)

1896-08-17

Leslie Groves, American military engineer (d. 1970)

1896-08-22

Laurence McKinley Gould, Lacota Michigan, American Geologist and Polar Explorer who was chief scientist and second-in-command on the first expedition to the interior of Antarctica in 1929

1896-09-08

Howard Dietz, American lyricist and librettist (d. 1983)

1896-09-10

Adele Astaire, American dancer and entertainer (d. 1981)

1896-10-01

Ted Healy, American actor and comedian (d. 1937)

1896-10-19

Bob O'Farrell, American baseball player (d. 1988)

1896-11-10

Jimmie Dykes, American baseball player and manager (d. 1976)

1896-11-28

Dawn Powell, American writer (d. 1965)

1896-11-29

Yakima Canutt, American actor and stuntman (d. 1986)

1896-12-15

Betty Smith, American author (d. 1972)

1897-01-22

"Blind" Willie Johnson American blues/spiritual singer and guitarist

1897-02-02

Howard Johnson, American hotelier (d. 1972)

1897-02-06

Louis Buchalter, New York City New York, Jewish American mobster (Murder, Inc.)

1897-02-12

Vola Vale, American actress (d. 1970)

1897-02-19

Alma Rubens, American actress (d. 1931)

1897-02-21

Celia Lovsky, Austrian-American actress (Soylent Green, T'Pau-Star Trek)

1897-02-27

Marian Anderson, American contralto (d. 1993)

1897-03-15

Jackson Scholz, American runner (d. 1986)

1897-03-17

Jozef C. Mazur, American stained glass artist and painter (d. 1970)

1897-04-10

Ross Youngs, American baseball player (d. 1927)

1897-04-14

Claire Windsor, American actress (d. 1972)

1897-04-26

Eddie Eagan, American sportsman (d. 1967)

1897-05-02

J. Fred Coots, American songwriter (d. 1985)

1897-05-11

Robert E. Gross, American businessman (d. 1961)

1897-05-14

Ed Ricketts, American marine biologist (d. 1948)

1897-05-19

Frank Luke, American World War I pilot (d. 1918)

1897-06-16

Elaine Hammerstein, American actress (d. 1948)

1897-06-19

Moe Howard, [Moses Horowitz], Brooklyn New York, American actor and comedian (The 3 Stooges)

1897-06-22

Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (d. 1973)

1897-06-24

Daniel K. Ludwig, American shipping magnate (d. 1992)

1897-07-10

Lloyd Goodrich, American Arts Museum director

1897-07-10

Jack "Legs" Diamond", American bootlegger (d. 1931)

1897-07-11

Bull Connor, American law enforcement official (d. 1973)

1897-07-24

Amelia Earhart, Atchison Kansas, American aviator (1st woman to solo Atlantic)

1897-08-09

Ralph Wyckoff, American pioneer in x-ray crystallography

1897-08-10

John Galbreath, American businessman (d. 1988)

1897-08-24

Fred Rose, American songwriter and publishing executive (d. 1954)

1897-08-31

Frederic March [Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel], Racine, Wisconsin, American actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Best Years of Our Lives)

1897-09-03

Sally Benson, American writer (d. 1972)

1897-09-29

Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (d. 1980)

1897-10-18

Isabel Briggs Myers, American psychological theorist (d. 1980)

1897-10-30

Rex Cherryman, American actor (d. 1928)

1897-11-08

Dorothy Day, New York, American journalist, social activist, and devout Catholic convert

1897-11-13

Gertrude Olmstead, American actress (d. 1975)

1897-11-17

Frank Fay, San Francisco, California, American actor (God's Gift to Women, Love Nest)

1897-11-27

Vito Genovese, American mafioso (d. 1969)

1897-12-05

Nunnally Johnson, American screenwriter and producer (d. 1977)

1897-12-18

Fletcher Henderson, American arranger and composer (d. 1952)

1898-01-06

Charles E. Pont, American artist (d. 1971)

1898-01-09

Wally Baker, American supercentenarian

1898-01-16

Margaret Booth, American film editor (d. 2002)

1898-01-24

Cliff Heathcote, American baseball player (d. 1939)

1898-02-07

Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)

1898-02-15

Allen Woodring, American runner (d. 1982)

1898-03-18

Jake Swirbul, American aircraft manufacturer (d. 1960)

1898-04-01

William James Sidis, American genius (d. 1944)

1898-04-04

Agnes Ayres, American actress (d. 1940)

1898-05-06

Jascha Horenstein, Kiev Russian Empire, Russian-born American conductor

1898-05-23

Scott O'Dell, American author (d. 1989)

1898-06-19

James Joseph Sweeney, American Catholic prelate (d. 1968)

1898-06-21

Donald C. Peattie, American botanist and writer (d. 1964)

1898-06-25

Kay (Katherine Linn) Sage, Albany New York, American painter and poet

1898-07-14

A. B. "Happy" Chandler, American politician and baseball commissioner (d. 1991)

1898-07-22

Stephen Vincent Benét, American author (d. 1943)

1898-07-23

Jacob Marschak, American economist (d. 1977)

1898-07-28

Lawrence Gray, American actor (d. 1970)

1898-08-10

Jack Haley [John Joseph], Boston, Massachusetts, American actor (The Wizard of Oz, Ford Star Revue)

1898-08-30

Shirley Booth, NYC, American actress (Hazel)

1898-09-10

Waldo Semon, American inventor (d. 1999)

1898-09-16

H.A. Rey, American children's author, creator of "Curious George" (d. 1977)

1898-09-22

Katherine Alexander, American actress (d. 1981)

1898-09-25

Robert Brackman American artist (d. 1980)

1898-10-03

Leo McCarey, American film director (d. 1969)

1898-11-09

Leonard Carmichael, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American Psychologist and secretary of the Smithsonian Institution (1953-1964)

1898-12-05

Grace Moore, Slabtown, Tennessee, American soprano (One Night of Love)

1898-12-24

Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (d. 1959)

1898-12-30

Vincent Lopez, Brooklyn New York, American orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard)

1899-01-11

Eva Le Gallienne, English-American actress (d. 1991)

1899-01-13

Kay Francis, American actress (d. 1968)

1899-01-17

Al Capone, Brooklyn New York, American gangster (Chicago bootlegging)

1899-02-22

George O'Hara, American actor (d. 1966)

1899-02-23

Norman Taurog, American film director (d. 1981)

1899-02-27

Charles Herbert Best, Washington County, Maine, American-Canadian physiologist/co-discoverer (Insulin)

1899-03-13

John Van Vleck, Middletown Connecticut, American Physicist, Mathematician, and Nobel Laureate who pioneered the modern quantum mechanical theory of magnetism

1899-03-15

George Brent, American film actor (d. 1979)

1899-03-27

Gloria Swanson, Chicago Illinois, American actress (Sunset Boulevard, Queen Kelly)

1899-03-28

Harold B. Lee, American religious leader (d. 1973)

1899-03-28

August Anheuser Busch, Jr., brewing magnate and American baseball executive (d. 1989)

1899-03-28

Buck Shaw, American football coach (d. 1977)

1899-04-09

James Smith McDonnell, Denver Colorado, American aviator and engineer

1899-04-19

George O'Brien, American actor (d. 1985)

1899-04-27

Leo Diegel, Detroit Michigan, American golfer (two-time PGA Champion)

1899-04-29

Duke Ellington, Washington, District of Columbia, American bandleader, composer and pianist (Take the A Train)

1899-05-08

Arthur Q. Bryan, American voice actor (d. 1959)

1899-05-14

Earle Combs, American baseball player (d. 1976)

1899-06-27

Juan Trippe, American airline entrepreneur (d. 1981)

1899-06-30

Madge Bellamy [Margaret Derden Philpott], Hillsboro, Texas, American actress (White Zombie, The Iron Horse)

1899-07-10

John Gilbert, American actor (d. 1936)

1899-07-17

James Cagney, New York City, NY, American actor (Yankee Doodle Dandy)

1899-07-29

Walter Beall, American baseball player (d. 1959)

1899-09-09

Waite Hoyt, American baseball player (d. 1984)

1899-09-11

Jimmie Davis, Quitman, Louisiana, American singer and songwriter (You Are My Sunshine)

1899-10-01

Ernest Haycox, American writer (d. 1950)

1899-10-11

Eddie Dyer, American baseball player (d. 1964)

1899-11-24

Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (d. 1966)

1899-12-02

Ray Morehart, American baseball player (d. 1989)

1900-01-04

James Bond, American ornithologist (d. 1989)

1900-01-09

Richard Halliburton, American adventurer (presumed dead 1939)

1900-01-28

Alice Neel, American artist (d. 1984)

1900-01-31

Betty Parsons, American artist and art dealer

1900-03-04

Herbert Biberman, American screenwriter (d. 1971)

1900-03-09

Howard Aiken, American computing pioneer (d. 1973)

1900-04-23

Jim Bottomley, American baseball player (d. 1959)

1900-04-26

Hack Wilson, American baseball player (d. 1948)

1900-05-14

Hal Borland, American author (d. 1978)

1900-05-28

Tommy Ladnier, American musician (d. 1939)

1900-06-11

Lawrence E Spivak, Brooklyn New York, American news panelist (Meet the Press)

1900-07-06

Frederica Sagor Maas, American playwright and screen writer (d. 2012)

1900-07-10

Mitchell Parish, American lyricist (d. 1993)

1900-07-13

George Lewis, American musician (d. 1969)

1900-07-29

Don Redman, American musician (d. 1964)

1900-08-02

Helen Morgan [Riggins], Danville, Illinois, American singer/actress (Applause, Show Boat)

1900-08-06

Cecil H. Green, American geophysicist (d. 2003)

1900-08-11

Charles William Paddock, Texas, American athlete and 100m record breaker (Olympic-2 gold-1920) (d. 1943)

1900-08-11

Philip Phillips, American archaeologist (d. 1994)

1900-08-18

Glenn Albert Black, American archaeologist (d. 1964)

1900-08-23

Malvina Reynolds, American folk singer/songwriter (d. 1978)

1900-09-11

D. W. Brooks, American farmer and businessman (d. 1999)

1900-09-17

John Willard Marriott, American hotelier (d. 1985)

1900-09-19

Ricardo Cortez [Jacob Krantz], New York City, New York, American actor and director (The Maltese Falcon)

1900-09-22

William Spratling, American silversmith (d. 1967)

1900-09-22

Paul H. Emmett, American chemical engineer (d. 1985)

1900-09-24

Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1955)

1900-10-03

Thomas Wolfe, Asheville, North Carolina, American novelist (Look Homeward Angel)

1900-10-13

Gerald Marks, American songwriter (All of Me) (d. 1997)

1900-10-17

Jean Arthur, New York, American actress (Shane, Mr Smith Goes to Washington) (d. 1991)

1900-11-05

Martin Dies, Jr., American politician (d. 1972)

1900-11-13

Edward Buzzell, American film director (d. 1985)

1900-11-14

Aaron Copland, Brooklyn, New York, American composer (Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring) (d. 1990)

1900-11-18

George Kistiakowsky, Kiev, Ukrainian-American Chemist who helped develop the first atomic bomb (Manhattan Project), but later opposed nuclear weapons

1900-12-06

Agnes Moorehead, Clinton, Massachusetts, American actress (Endora-Bewitched)

1900-12-09

Albert Weisbord, American labor organizer (d. 1977)

1900-12-12

Sammy Davis, Sr., American dancer (d. 1988)

1900-12-23

Otto Soglow, American comics artist (d. 1975)

1901-01-13

A. B. Guthrie, American novelist, historian (d. 1991)

1901-01-16

Frank Zamboni, American inventor (d. 1988)

1901-02-01

Clark Gable, Cadiz Ohio, American actor (Gone With the Wind)

1901-02-02

Connie Gilchrist, Brooklyn New York, American actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives)

1901-02-09

James Murray, American actor (d. 1936)

1901-02-16

Vincent Coleman, American actor (d. 1971)

1901-02-28

Linus Pauling, Portland, Oregon, American chemist/peace activist (Nobel 1954, 1962)

1901-03-16

Edward Pawley, American actor (d. 1988)

1901-03-18

William H. Johnson, African-American artist of the Harlem Renaissance (d. 1970)

1901-03-22

Greta Kempton, American artist (d. 1991)

1901-03-24

Ub Iwerks, American cartoonist (d. 1971)

1901-03-27

Carl Barks, American illustrator (d. 2000)

1901-04-01

Whittaker Chambers, American writer, editor, and defector (d. 1961)

1901-04-09

Paul Willis, American actor (d. 1960)

1901-04-12

Lowell Stockman, American representative (d. 1962)

1901-04-18

Al Lewis, American lyricist (d. 1967)

1901-05-01

Heinz Eric Roemheld, American film composer (d. 1985)

1901-05-05

Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (d. 1959)

1901-05-27

Conrad Elvehjem, McFarland, Wisconsin, USA, American biochemist and nutrition scientist (discovered niacin)

1901-05-31

Alfredo Antonini, American conductor and composer (d. 1983)

1901-06-08

Lena Baker, American murderer (d. 1945)

1901-06-30

Willie Sutton, Brooklyn New York, American bank robber

1901-07-20

Heinie Manush, American baseball player (d. 1971)

1901-07-23

Hank Worden, American actor and rodeo cowboy (d. 1992)

1901-07-25

Lila Lee, American actress (d. 1973)

1901-07-28

Freddie Fitzsimmons, American baseball player (d. 1979)

1901-08-07

Ann Harding, American actress (d. 1981)

1901-09-02

Adolph Rupp, American college basketball coach (d. 1977)

1901-09-05

Florence Elridge, Brooklyn New York, American actress (Long Days Journey into the Night)

1901-09-26

George Raft, NYC, American actor (Each Dawn I Die, Scarface, Some Like It Hot)

1901-09-29

Enrico Fermi, Rome, Italian/American nuclear physicist, gone fission/fermium (Nobel 1938)

1901-10-02

Charles Stark Draper, Windsor Missouri, American Scientist and Engineer who headed the team that invented the Apollo Guidance Computer and inertial navigation technology for aircraft, space vehicles, and submarines

1901-10-24

Gilda Gray, Polish-born American actress and dancer (d. 1959)

1901-11-11

F. Van Wyck Mason, American author (d. 1978)

1901-11-25

Tibor Serly, Losonc Hungary, violinist/composer (American Elegy)

1901-12-05

Milton H. Erickson, American psychiatrist (d. 1980)

1901-12-09

Carol Dempster, American actress (d. 1991)

1901-12-16

Margaret Mead, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa)

1902-01-02

Barry Goldwater, American politician (d. 1998)

1902-01-22

Daniel Kinsey, American hurdler (d. 1970)

1902-01-24

E. A. Speiser, American Bible scholar (d. 1965)

1902-02-01

Langston Hughes, Joplin, Missouri, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto)

1902-02-02

Newbold Morris, American politician (d. 1966)

1902-02-06

George Brunies, American musician (d. 1974)

1902-02-10

Walter Houser Brattain, Amoy, China, American physicist (Nobel 1956-transistor)

1902-02-12

William Collier, American stage and film actor (d. 1987)

1902-02-14

Thelma Ritter, Brooklyn New York, American actress (Miracle on 34th Street)

1902-03-02

Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (d. 1972)

1902-03-08

Louise Beavers, American actress (d. 1962)

1902-03-09

Will Geer, Frankfort Indiana, American actor (Grandpa Walton-The Waltons)

1902-03-27

Charles Lang, American cinematographer (d. 1998)

1902-03-30

Brooke Astor, American philanthropist (d. 2007)

1902-04-04

Stanley G. Weinbaum, American science-fiction author (d. 1935)

1902-04-23

Vivian Vaughan, Life of an American Fireman

1902-05-06

Harry Golden, American journalist (d. 1981)

1902-05-22

Al Simmons, Milwaukee, American baseball outfielder (A's), lifetime batting avg of .334 (d. 1956)

1902-06-06

Jimmie Lunceford, American bandleader (d. 1947)

1902-06-15

Erik Erikson, Frankfurt Germany, American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst who coined the phrase "identity crisis"

1902-06-17

Sammy Fain, American popular music composer (d. 1989)

1902-06-22

Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (d. 1950)

1902-07-04

Meyer Lansky, Grodno, Russian-American mobster (Started numbers)

1902-07-07

Ted "Double Duty" Radcliffe, American baseball player (d. 2005)

1902-08-04

Wild Bill Hallahan, American baseball player (d. 1981)

1902-08-05

Irene Rice Pereira, Chelsea, Massachusetts, American abstract artist

1902-08-06

Dutch Schultz, American bootlegger (d. 1935)

1902-08-22

Thomas Pelly, American politician (d. 1973)

1902-08-24

Carlo Gambino, Palermo Sicily, Italian-born American mafioso (Gambino family)

1902-09-17

Esther Ralston, Bar Harbor ME, American Venus/actress (Old Ironsides)

1902-09-26

Albert Anastasia [Umberto Anastasio], Tropea Italy, American gangster (Murder Inc)

1902-10-13

Arna Bontemps, Louisiana, American poet (100 years of negro freedom)

1902-10-25

Henry Steele Commager, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, American historian (Atlas of Civil War)

1902-10-25

Eddie Lang, American jazz guitarist (d. 1933)

1902-11-23

Aaron Bank, American OSS officer and founder of the US Army Special Forces (d. 2004)

1902-12-22

Joe Adonis, Italy, American crime-syndicate boss in NY & NJ

1902-12-23

Norman Maclean, American author (d. 1990)

1902-9-01

John J. Anthony, Divorce American Style

1903-01-10

Violet Wilkey, American actress (d. 1976)

1903-01-27

Otto P. Weyland, American military figure (d. 1979)

1903-02-12

Joseph F. Biroc, American cinematographer (d. 1996)

1903-02-19

Kay Boyle, St. Paul, Minnesota, American novelist (Plagued by Nightingales)

1903-02-21

Fairfax M. Cone, American advertising executive (d. 1977)

1903-02-22

Robert Weede, American baritone (d. 1972)

1903-02-28

Vincente Minnelli, American film director (d. 1986)

1903-03-04

William C. Boyd, American immunochemist (d. 1983)

1903-03-04

John Scarne, American magician (d. 1985)

1903-03-10

Leon Bismarck "Bix" Beiderbecke, Davenport, Iowa, American jazz cornetist, considered one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s

1903-03-14

Adolph Gottlieb American painter (d. 1974)

1903-03-25

Nahum Norbert Glatzer, Jewish-American scholar (d. 1990)

1903-03-28

Charles Starrett, American actor (d. 1986)

1903-03-30

Joy Ridderhof, American missionary (d. 1984)

1903-04-17

Morgan Taylor, American athlete (d. 1975)

1903-04-27

Frank Belknap Long, American writer (Rim of the Unknown)

1903-05-02

Benjamin Spock, New Haven, Connecticut, American pediatrician (Common Sense Book of Baby Care)

1903-05-14

Billie Dove, American actress (d. 1997)

1903-05-29

Bob Hope, [Leslie Townes Hope], Eltham Kent, British born American entertainer

1903-06-03

Eddie Acuff, American actor (Guns of the Pecos, Phantom Creeps, Outer Gate), (d. 1956)

1903-06-12

Emmett Hardy, American musician (d. 1925)

1903-06-13

Harold "Red" Grange, Forksville Pennsylvania, American "Galloping Ghost" of football (University of Illinois, Chicago Bears)

1903-06-16

Helen Traubel, American soprano (d. 1972)

1903-06-18

Jeanette MacDonald, Phila, American actress and singer (When I'm Calling You), (d. 1965)

1903-06-21

Al Hirschfeld, American cartoonist (d. 2003)

1903-06-25

Anne Revere, American actress (d. 1990)

1903-07-11

Sidney Franklin, American bullfighter (d. 1976)

1903-07-21

Roy Neuberger, American financier

1903-08-25

Arpad Elo, American chess writer (d. 1992)

1903-09-09

Phyllis Whitney, American writer (d. 2008)

1903-09-22

Joseph Valachi, American gangster (d. 1971)

1903-09-29

Ted Decorsia, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon)

1903-10-05

M. King Hubbert, American geophysicist (d. 1989)

1903-10-17

Nathanael West, American novelist (Day of the Locusts)

1903-10-24

Melvin Purvis, Timmonsville South Carolina, American FBI agent

1903-10-25

Harry Shoulberg, American painter (d. 1995)

1903-11-02

Travis Jackson, American baseball player (d. 1987)

1903-11-06

June Marlowe, American actress (d. 1984)

1903-11-07

Grace Stafford, American actress (d. 1992)

1903-12-06

Tony Lazzeri, American baseball player (d. 1946)

1903-12-19

George Davis Snell, Bradford, Massachusetts, American geneticist (H-2 gene)

1903-12-28

Earl Hines, American musician (d. 1983)

1904-01-01

Ethan Allen, American baseball player (d. 1993)

1904-01-05

Jeane Dixon, American astrologer "A Gift of Prophecy" (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)

1904-02-27

Chick Fullis, American baseball player (d. 1946)

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)

1904-05-15

Clifton Fadiman, Brooklyn New York, American TV host (Information Please, Quiz Kids)

1904-06-24

Phil Harris [Wonga Philip], Linton, Indiana, American actor and singer (Anything Goes, Robin Hood)

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)

1904-09-25

Columbus O'Donnell Iselin, New Rochelle, New York, American oceanographer

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)

1904-10-25

[Herman] Denny Shute, Cleveland Ohio, American golfer and three-time major champion

1904-10-27

Erno Schwarz, Hungarian American soccer player (d. 1974)

1904-12-07

Clarence Nash, Watonga Oklahoma, American voice actor (Donald Duck)

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, Los Angeles, California, American actress (Shanghai Express, Piccadilly)

1905-01-11

Clyde Kluckhohn, American anthropologist (d. 1960)

1905-01-12

James Bennett Griffin, American archaeologist (d. 1997)

1905-01-17

Ray Cunningham, American baseball player (d. 2005)

1905-01-28

Luther George Simjian, Turkish-American Inventor (teleprompter and first self-posing portrait camera)

1905-02-03

Arne Beurling, American mathematician (d. 1986)

1905-02-17

Hoppy Jones, The Great American Broadcast

1905-03-04

Harvey Karels, An American in Paris

1905-03-18

Thomas Townsend Brown, American scientist (d. 1985)

1905-03-29

Philip Ahn, American actor (d. 1978)

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)

1905-07-17

William Gargan, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Dynamite, Ellery Queen)

1905-07-22

Doc Cramer, American baseball player (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)

1905-10-06

Helen Wills Moody, Centerville California, American tennis player (8 Wimbledon titles 1927-1938)

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)

1905-11-26

Bob Johnson, American baseball player (d. 1982)

1905-12-05

Gus Mancuso, American baseball player (d. 1984)

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)

1906-04-16

Marion Lloyd Vince, Brooklyn New York, American fencer (National champ 1928, 31)

1906-04-17

Sidney R. Garfield, American physician (d. 1984)

1906-05-02

Philippe Halsman, American photographer (d. 1979)

1906-05-19

Bruce Bennett, Tacoma, Washington, American athlete and actor (Before I Hang, Sahara)

1906-05-30

Molio Sheron, An American Romance

1906-06-03

Josephine Baker, American dancer/Parisian night club owner (Folies-Bergere) in St. Louis, Missouri (d.1975)

1906-06-21

Harold Spina, American composer (d. 1997)

1906-06-22

Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Englewood New Jersey, American author and aviator (Gift from the Sea)

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)

1906-07-03

Jack Earle, American actor and sideshow performer (d. 1952)

1906-07-04

Vincent Joseph Schaefer, Schenectady New York, American Chemist and Meteorologist (cloud seeding)

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)

1906-08-30

[Rose] Joan Blondell, New York City, New York, American actress (Grease, The Blue Veil)

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)

1906-10-17

Paul Derringer, American baseball player (d. 1987)

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)

1906-11-17

Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (d. 2007)

1906-12-10

Walter Zinn, Kitchener Ontario, Canadian-American Nuclear-Physicist (invented the breeder reactor)

1906-12-27

Oscar Levant, Pittsburgh, actor (American in Paris, Dance of Life)

1907-01-11

Abraham Joshua Heschel, Warsaw Poland, Jewish American rabbi and theologian (d. 1972)

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 A. Michner, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, American author (Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii)

1907-02-12

Clifton C. Edom, American photojournalism educator (d. 1991)

1907-02-15

Cesar Romero, New York City, New York, American actor (Joker-Batman, Ocean's 11)

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)

1907-04-02

Luke Appling, American baseball player (d. 1991)

1907-04-12

Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (d. 1979)

1907-04-16

Jan Dunn, American Graffiti

1907-04-18

Stephen Longstreet, American writer (All or Nothing)

1907-04-23

Lee (Elizabeth) Miller, Poughkeepsie New York, American photographer

1907-05-01

Kate Smith, American singer (d. 1986)

1907-05-04

Lincoln Kirstein, American impresario (d. 1996)

1907-05-11

Rip Sewell, American baseball player (d. 1989)

1907-05-14

Johnny Moss, American poker player (d. 1995)

1907-05-18

Carl Mydans, American photographer (d. 2004)

1907-06-10

Fairfield Porter, American painter (d. 1975)

1907-06-17

Charles Eames, American designer and architect (d. 1978)

1907-06-20

Jimmy Driftwood, American songwriter and musician (d. 1998)

1907-06-26

Debs Garms, American baseball player (d. 1984)

1907-07-04

Gordon Griffith, American director (d. 1958)

1907-07-04

Howard Taubman, American music and theater critic (d. 1996)

1907-07-16

Orville Redenbacher, Brazil Indiana, American popcorn King (Orville Redenbacher's Gourmet)

1907-07-16

Frances Horwich, American educator and television personality (d. 2001)

1907-07-19

Isabel Jewell, American actress (d. 1972)

1907-07-25

Johnny Hodges, American saxophonist (d. 1970)

1907-08-02

Mary Hamman, American writer (d. 1984)

1907-08-07

Albert Kotin, American abstract painter (d. 1980)

1907-08-12

Joe Besser, American actor and comedian (d. 1988)

1907-08-15

Jack Snow, Oz: The American Fairyland

1907-08-19

Thruston B. Morton, American politician (d. 1982)

1907-08-30

John Mauchly, Cincinnati Ohio, American physicist who with J. Presper Eckert, designed the first general purpose electronic digital computer (ENIAC)

1907-08-31

Augustus F. Hawkins, American politician and civil rights lawmaker (d. 2007)

1907-08-31

William Shawn, American editor (d. 1992)

1907-09-04

Leo Castelli, Trieste, American art dealer

1907-09-10

Alva R. Fitch, American army officer (d. 1989)

1907-10-05

Mrs. Miller, American singer (d. 1997)

1907-10-15

Varian Fry, American journalist (d. 1967)

1907-10-19

Roger Wolfe Kahn, American bandleader (d. 1962)

1907-10-20

Arlene Francis, American television personality (d. 2001)

1907-10-22

Henriette Wyeth, 1st lady of american art

1907-10-30

Sol Tax, American anthropologist (d. 1995)

1907-11-11

Joseph Hamilton, American Physician who was a pioneer of using radioactive isotopes in disease treatment and diagnosis

1907-11-19

Jack Schaefer, American author (d. 1991)

1907-11-26

Ruth Patrick, American botanist

1907-12-02

Claire Phillips, I Was an American Spy

1907-12-18

Bill Holland, American auto racer (d. 1984)

1907-12-25

Glenn McCarthy, American oil tycoon and businessman (d. 1988)

1908-01-07

Red Allen, American musician (d. 1967)

1908-01-12

Clement Hurd, American illustrator (d. 1988)

1908-01-17

Cus D'Amato, American boxing manager (d. 1985)

1908-01-27

Oran Page, American musician (d. 1954)

1908-02-06

Edward Lansdale, general/model (Quiet American, Ugly American)

1908-02-20

Leon Lontoc, The Ugly American

1908-02-26

Tex Avery, American cartoonist (d. 1980)

1908-02-28

Billie Bird, American actress (d. 2002)

1908-02-28

Alexander Golitzen, American art director (d. 2005)

1908-03-05

Irving Fiske, American writer, playwright, (d. 1990)

1908-03-09

Will Leighton, An American Werewolf in London

1908-03-14

Ed Heinemann, American aircraft designer (Douglas Aircraft; d. 1991)

1908-03-26

Hank Sylvern, Brooklyn New York, American orchestra leader (Jane Froman's USA Canteen)

1908-03-31

Red Norvo, American jazz vibraphonist (d. 1999)

1908-04-04

Alfred Adam, The American Beauty

1908-04-12

Robert Lee Scott, Jr., American Air Force pilot (d. 2006)

1908-04-15

Lita Grey, Hollywood California, American actress

1908-04-23

Myron Waldman, American animator (d. 2006)

1908-04-24

Marceline Day, American actor (d. 2000)

1908-04-30

Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)

1908-05-09

Mary Goldsmith, American ceramist (d. 2007)

1908-05-20

Jimmy Stewart [James], Indiana Pennsylvania, American actor (Mr Smith Goes to Washington, It's a Wonderful Life)

1908-05-22

Horton Smith. American golfer (d. 1963)

1908-06-15

Sam Giancana, Chicago Illinois, American mafioso

1908-06-18

Nedra Volz, American actress (d. 2003)

1908-06-20

Billy Werber, American baseball player

1908-06-21

William Frankena, American philosopher (d. 1994)

1908-06-25

Willard Van Orman Quine, American philosopher (d. 2000)

1908-06-25

Sig Frohlich, American Flyers

1908-07-03

M. F. K. Fisher, American writer (d. 1992)

1908-07-03

Robert B. Meyner, American politician (d. 1990)

1908-07-07

Revilo P. Oliver, American professor (d. 1994)

1908-07-18

Mildred Lisette Norman, American peace activist, earned the moniker Peace Pilgrim (d. 1981)

1908-07-20

[Vincent] Mad Dog Coll, Gweedore, Irish-American mob hitman

1908-07-21

Harold "Jug" McSpaden, American professional golfer (d. 1996)

1908-07-22

Amy Vanderbilt, New York City, New York, American authority on etiquette (Complete Book of Etiquette, Complete Cook Book)

1908-07-23

Karl Swenson, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Lara-Little House on the Prairie)

1908-07-24

Cootie Williams, American trumpeter (d. 1985)

1908-08-06

Will Lee, American actor (d. 1982)

1908-08-10

Adelino ("Billy") Gonsalves, American soccer player (d. 1977)

1908-08-10

Alvin Carpis, The American Gang Busters

1908-08-16

William Maxwell, American novelist and editor (d. 2000)

1908-08-21

Oversight (nom de plume), American philosopher

1908-08-30

Fred MacMurray, Kankakee, Illinois, American actor (Double Indemnity, My Three Sons)

1908-09-10

Raymond Harry Warnow Scott, Brooklyn New York, American composer ('The Toy Trumpet')

1908-09-10

Waldo Wedel, American Archaeologist (d. 1996)

1908-09-15

Penny Singleton, American actress (d. 2003)

1908-09-29

Eddie Tolan, American athlete (d. 1967)

1908-10-06

Carol Lombard [Jane Alice Peters], Fort Wayne, Indiana, American actress (My Man Godfrey, In Name Only)

1908-10-09

Lee Wiley, American jazz singer (d. 1975)

1908-10-12

Paul Engle, American writer (d. 1991)

1908-10-14

Ruth Hale, American playwright and actress (d. 2003)

1908-10-17

Red Rolfe, American baseball player (d. 1969)

1908-10-22

John Gould, American humorist, essayist, and columnist (d. 2003)

1908-10-27

Lee Krasner, American painter (d. 1984)

1908-11-04

Stanley Cortez, New York City, American cinematographer

1908-11-08

Martha Gellhorn, American writer (d. 1998)

1908-11-13

C. Vann Woodward, American historian (d. 1999)

1908-11-21

Elizabeth George Speare, American author (d. 1994)

1908-11-23

Nelson S. Bond, American science fiction writer (d. 2006)

1908-12-14

Morey Amsterdam, American comedian and actor (d. 1996)

1908-12-17

Willard Frank Libby, Grand Valley Colorado, American chemist (carbon-14 "atomic clock" - Nobel 1960)

1908-12-20

Dennis Morgan, American actor (d. 1994)

1908-12-25

Zora Arkus-Duntov, Belgian-American automotive engineer (d. 1996)

1909-01-08

Evelyn Wood, American educator (d. 1995)

1909-02-01

George Beverly Shea, Winchester, Ontario, American gospel singer

1909-02-11

Max Baer, Omaha, Nebraska, American heavyweight boxing champ (1934-35)

1909-02-16

Jeffrey Lynn, Auburn, Massachusetts, American actor (Four Daughters, Roaring Twenties)

1909-02-16

Richard McDonald, American fast food pioneer (d. 1998)

1909-03-02

Mel Ott, American baseball player, 1st NLer to hit 500 home runs, hall of famer (NY Giants) (d. 1958)

1909-03-09

Derk Bodde, American sinologist (d. 2003)

1909-03-18

Ernest Gallo, American winemaker (d. 2007)

1909-04-06

William M. Branham, American evangelist (d. 1965)

1909-05-06

Loyd Sigmon, American amateur ("ham") radio broadcastor (d. 2004)

1909-05-25

Marie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite (d. 1970)

1909-06-07

Virginia Apgar, American physician and childbirth specialist (d. 1974)

1909-07-01

Bill Stern, American sportscaster (d. 1971)

1909-07-12

Curly Joe DeRita, American actor and comedian (d. 1993)

1909-07-18

Harriet Hilliard Nelson, Des Moines, Iowa, American singer/actress (Ozzie & Harriet, Follow the Fleet)

1909-07-26

Vivian Vance, Cherryvale Kansas, American actress (Ethel Mertz-I Love Lucy) (d. 1979)

1909-08-04

Saunders Mac Lane, American mathematician (d. 2005)

1909-08-09

John Baur, museum director/author (American Paintings in 19th Century)

1909-08-12

Richard Bare, American director

1909-08-17

Larry Clinton, American trumpeter and bandleader (d. 1985)

1909-08-22

Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter (d. 2000)

1909-08-26

Jim Davis, American actor (d. 1981)

1909-09-26

Bill France, Sr., American car racing executive (d. 1992)

1909-10-07

Erastus Corning 2nd, American politician, 72nd Mayor of Albany, New York (d. 1983)

1909-10-10

Robert F. Boyle, American production designer and art director

1909-10-14

Dorothy Kingsley, American screenwriter (d. 1996)

1909-10-24

Bill Carr, American athlete (d. 1966)

1909-11-04

Skeeter Webb, American baseball player (d. 1986)

1909-11-04

Bert Patenaude, American soccer player (d. 1974)

1909-11-19

Peter Drucker, American management theorist (d. 2005)

1909-11-26

Frances Dee, American actress (d. 2004)

1909-11-27

James Agee, American author (African Queen, Death in Family)

1909-11-30

Robert Nighthawk, American musician (d. 1967)

1909-12-12

Karen Morley, American actress (d. 2003)

1909-12-19

W.A. Criswell, American (Baptist) preacher (d. 2002)

1910-01-03

Frenchy Bordagaray, American baseball player (d. 2000)

1910-01-05

Hugh Brannum, American actor (d. 1987)

1910-01-20

Abram Hill, director/playwright/founder (American Negro Theater)

1910-01-28

Verda Bryant, American author

1910-02-27

Ted Horn, American race car driver (d. 1948)

1910-02-27

Clarence "Kelly" Johnson, American aircraft engineer (Lockheed Skunk Works; d. 1990)

1910-02-28

Vincente Minnelli, Chicago IL, director (American in Paris, Gigi)

1910-03-03

Kittens Reichert, American silent screen child actor (d. 1990)

1910-03-28

Frederick Baldwin Adams, Jr., American Librarian (d. 2001)

1910-03-28

Jimmie Dodd, American actor (d. 1964)

1910-04-10

Paul Sweezy, American economist and editor (d. 2004)

1910-04-22

Norman Steenrod, American mathematician (d. 1971)

1910-04-28

Sam Merwin, Jr., American mystery fiction writer (d. 1996)

1910-05-03

Norman Corwin, American radio pioneer

1910-05-12

Charles B. Fulton, American jurist (d. 1996)

1910-05-23

Margaret Wise Brown, American author (d. 1952)

1910-05-30

Ralph Metcalfe, American athlete (d. 1978)

1910-06-07

Bradford Washburn, American explorer, (d. 2007)

1910-06-10

Frank Demaree, American baseball player (d. 1958)

1910-06-13

Mary Wickes, American actress (d. 1995)

1910-06-17

Red Foley, American musician (d. 1968)

1910-06-18

E.G. Marshall, American actor (d. 1998)

1910-06-23

Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (d. 2000)

1910-06-29

Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (d. 1993)

1910-07-30

Edgar de Evia, American photographer (d. 2003)

1910-08-01

Walter Scharf, American composer (d. 2003)

1910-08-04

Anita Page, American actress (d.2008)

1910-08-12

Jane Wyatt, Mahwah, New Jersey, American actress (Father Knows Best, Star Trek), (d. 2006)

1910-09-03

Kitty Carlisle, American actress and television personality (d. 2007)

1910-10-04

Frankie Crosetti, American baseball player (d. 2002)

1910-10-07

Henry P. McIlhenny, American philanthropist (d. 1986)

1910-10-08

Kirk Alyn, American actor (d. 1999)

1910-10-08

Gus Hall, American union organizer and head of the U.S. Communist Party (d. 2000)

1910-10-12

Robert Fitzgerald, American poet and translator (d. 1985)

1910-10-12

Bob Sheppard, American baseball announcer

1910-10-20

Charles Fuqua, The Great American Broadcast

1910-10-23

Hayden Rorke, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Dr Bellows-I Dream of Jeannie)

1910-10-25

William Higinbotham, American physicist (d. 1994)

1910-11-11

Raemer Schreiber, McMinnville Oregon, American Physicist (Manhattan Project) who helped develop the first atomic bomb during World War II and prepared the Fat Man bomb that was used in the bombing of Nagasaki

1910-11-13

William Bradford Huie, American writer and publisher (d. 1986)

1910-12-02

Russell Lynes, American art historian, photographer, author and managing editor of Harper's Magazine (d. 1991)

1910-12-07

Louis Prima, New Orleans Luisiana, American musician (That Old Black Magic)

1910-12-15

John H. Hammond, NYC, American rock/jazz musician (I Can Tell, So Many Roads)

1910-12-17

Sy Oliver, American jazz arranger and bandleader (d. 1988)

1910-12-18

Abe Burrows, Brooklyn New York, American Broadway composer (Guys & Dolls 1951 TONY)

1910-12-27

Charles Olson, American poet (d. 1970)

1911-01-06

Joey Adams, Brooklyn New York, American comedian/actor/columnist (ABC's Back That Fact)

1911-01-30

Roy Eldridge, Pitts, Pennsylvania, American jazz trumpeter (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw)

1911-02-03

Robert Earl Jones, American actor (d. 2006)

1911-02-09

William Darby, American WWII Army officer (d. 1945)

1911-02-12

Stephen H. Sholes, American recording executive (d. 1968)

1911-02-22

Bill Baker, American baseball player (d. 2006)

1911-03-26

T. Hee, American animator (d. 1988)

1911-04-21

Ivan Combe, American inventor (d. 2000)

1911-04-25

Gerrie Worthing, All American Drawback

1911-04-28

Lee Falk, American comic strip writer (d. 1999)

1911-05-01

Nick Lukats, Knute Rockne All American

1911-05-10

Bel Kaufman, American author

1911-05-13

Robert Middleton, American film and television actor (d. 1977)

1911-05-16

Margaret Sullavan, Norfolk, Virginia, American actress (Three Comrades, The Shop Around the Corner)

1911-05-20

Gardner Fox, Brooklyn, New York, American sci-fi author (Atom, Hawkman, Zatanna)

1911-05-26

Ben Alexander, Goldfield, Nevada, American actor (Dragnet, Felony Squad)

1911-06-26

Babe Didrikson Zaharias [Mildred Ella], Port Arthur, Texas, American athlete (U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame)

1911-06-29

Bernard Herrmann, New York City, New York, American composer (The Devil and Daniel Webster, Taxi Driver)

1911-06-30

Czeslaw Milosz, Polish/American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980)

1911-07-09

John A. Wheeler, American physicist (d. 2008)

1911-08-01

Jackie Ormes, American cartoonist (d. 1985)

1911-08-09

Eddie Futch, American boxing trainer (d. 2001)

1911-08-15

Buster Brown, American Graffiti

1911-09-02

Romare Bearden, African American painter (d. 1988)

1911-09-03

Bernard Mammes, American cyclist (d. 2000)

1911-09-06

Harry Danning, American baseball player (d. 2004)

1911-09-09

Paul Goodman, American poet and writer (d. 1972)

1911-09-15

Karsten Solheim, Norwegian-born American golf entrepreneur (d. 2000)

1911-10-02

Jack Finney, American author (d. 1995)

1911-10-09

Joe Rosenthal, American photographer (d. 2006)

1911-10-19

Phil Gersh, Jim Brown: All American

1911-10-22

Melba Snowden, An American in Paris

1911-10-24

Nathaniel Wyeth, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, USA, American chemist and inventor (created PET plastic beverage bottle)

1911-10-30

Ruth Hussey, American actress (d. 2005)

1911-11-01

Donald William Kerst, Madison, Wisconsin, American Physicist who developed the betatron (device to accelerate electron beams)

1911-11-12

Buck Clayton, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1991)

1911-11-13

Buck O'Neil, American baseball player (d. 2006)

1911-12-09

Broderick Crawford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American actor (All the King's Men, Highway Patrol)

1911-12-14

Hans von Ohain, German/American aerospace engineer (d. 1998)

1911-12-15

Nicholas P. Dallis, American psychiatrist and comic strip writer (d. 1991)

1912-01-20

Walter Briggs, Jr., American sports executive (d. 1970)

1912-01-30

Francis Schaeffer, American Evangelical theologian and pastor (d. 1984)

1912-01-31

John Boylan, American Heart

1912-02-17

Andre Norton, American author (d. 2005)

1912-02-19

Saul Chaplin, American composer (d. 1997)

1912-02-25

Brenda Joyce, American actress

1912-03-04

Carl Marzani, American documentarian (d. 1994)

1912-03-14

Les Brown, Reinerton Pa, American bandleader (d. 2001)

1912-03-22

Karl Malden, Chicago, actor (Mike-Streets of SF, American Express)

1912-03-24

Dorothy Height, Richmond, Virginia, American civil rights and women's rights activist

1912-03-31

William J. Lederer, The Ugly American

1912-04-12

Walt Gorney, American actor (d. 2004)

1912-04-16

Garth Williams, American illustrator (d. 1996)

1912-04-16

Catherine Scorsese, Italian-American actress (d. 1997)

1912-04-19

Glenn T Seaborg, American chemist (AEC, Plutonium, Nobel 1951)

1912-05-03

Virgil Fox, American organist (d. 1980)

1912-05-05

Alice Faye [Ann Leppert], New York City, New York, American actress (Barricade, State Fair)

1912-05-11

Phil Silvers, Brooklyn New York, American comedian (Sgt Bilko-Phil Silvers Show)

1912-05-13

Judah Nadich, American rabbi (d. 2007)

1912-05-21

John Curtis Gowan, American psychologist (d. 1986)

1912-05-27

Terry Moore, American baseball player (d. 1995)

1912-06-05

Dean Amadon, American ornithologist (d. 2003)

1912-06-08

Harry Holtzman, American abstract artist (d. 1987)

1912-06-19

Jerry Jerome, Brooklyn New York, American saxophonist (Words & Music)

1912-06-19

Don Gutteridge, American baseball player

1912-06-19

Virginia MacWatters, American soprano (d. 2005)

1912-07-01

Sally Kirkland, American fashion editor (d. 1989)

1912-07-16

Milt Bocek, American baseball player (d. 2007)

1912-08-23

Gene Kelly, Pitts, dancer/actor (An American in Paris, Going My Way)

1912-08-27

Léo Marjane, The Quiet American

1912-09-05

Frank Thomas, American animator (d. 2004)

1912-09-22

Martha Scott, Jamesport, Missouri, American actress (Our Town, Ben-Hur)

1912-09-23

Tony Smith, American sculptor (d. 1980)

1912-10-22

Frances Drake, American actress (d. 2000)

1912-10-31

Ollie Johnston, American animator (d. 2008)

1912-11-11

Thomas C. Mann, American diplomat (d. 1999)

1912-11-22

Doris Duke, NYC, multi-millionaire (American Tobacco heiress)

1912-11-23

George O'Hanlon, American actor (d. 1989)

1912-11-29

Viola Smith, American drummer (one of the first professional female drummers)

1912-12-01

Francia Luban, American Pop

1912-12-04

Pappy Boyington, American pilot (d. 1988)

1912-12-09

Philip Guest Adams, New American Bandstand 1965

1912-12-15

Ray Eames, American designer (d. 1988)

1912-12-18

Benjamin O. Davis Jr., American General (d. 2002)

1912-12-22

Doris Duke, NYC, heiress (American Tobacco Co)

1913-01-07

Johnny Mize, American baseball player (d. 1993)

1913-01-14

Tillie Olsen, American writer (Tell Me a Riddle)

1913-01-18

Danny Kaye, Brooklyn New York, American UNICEF/comedian/actor (Danny Kaye Show)

1913-01-19

"Minnesota Fats", American billiards player (d. 1996)

1913-01-22

Carl F. H. Henry, American theologian and publisher (d. 2003)

1913-01-25

Luis Marden, American photojournalist (d. 2003)

1913-01-26

Jimmy Van Heusen, American Beauty

1913-01-29

Daniel Taradash, American screenwriter (d. 2003)

1913-02-04

Rosa Parks, Tuskegee Alabama, American civil rights activist (bus protestor)

1913-02-14

Mel Allen, Birmingham Alabama, American sportscaster (voice of NY Yankees)

1913-02-14

Jimmy Hoffa, American Justice: Target - Mafia

1913-03-04

Willie Johnson (guitarist), American guitarist (d. 1995)

1913-03-11

Eric Freeman, An American in Paris