Connecticut in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 186 of 186

  • 1942-06-21 William Bradford Reynolds, US Assistant Attorney General (1981-88), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1942-11-18 Linda Evans, actress (Dynasty, Big Valley, Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1942-12-07 Jonathan D Kramer, American composer (Notta Sonata), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • 1943-03-02 Rosa DeLauro, (Rep-D-Connecticut)
  • 1943-05-24 Gary Burghoff, actor (Radar - M*A*S*H), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1943-05-27 Bruce Weitz, actor (Hill St Blues, Death of a Centerfold), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1943-10-17 Susan Davenny Wyner, soprano (Walter Naumberg Prize), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1944-09-03 Sherwood C "Woody" Spring, Col USA/astronaut (STS 61B), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1945-03-10 Katharine Houghton, actress (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1945-10-18 Christopher Shays, (Rep-R-Connecticut)
  • 1945-12-06 James Naughton, American actor (Stranger is Watching, Trauma center), born in Middletown, Connecticut
  • 1946-06-16 Jodi Rell, American politician, governor of Connecticut

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1946-07-06 George W. Bush Jr, 43rd President of the United States (2001-09) and 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) (R-TX), born in New Haven, Connecticut

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 1946-10-15 Richard Carpenter, vocalist (Carpenters-Close to You), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1947-01-21 Jill Eikenberry, (Ann Kelsey-LA Law, Manhattan Project), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1947-04-06 John Ratzenberger, American actor (Cliff Clavin in Cheers), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1947-07-26 Al Anderson, American songwriter and guitarist (NRBQ), born in Windsor, Connecticut
  • 1948-05-20 Samuel Gejdenson, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1981- )
  • 1948-12-15 Melanie Chartoff, American actress (Fridays, Parker Lewis) and director, born in West Haven Connecticut

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1949-10-02 Annie Leibovitz, American photographer (Rolling Stones), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

Photographer Annie Leibovitz
Photographer
Annie Leibovitz
  • 1950-03-02 Karen Carpenter, vocalist/drummer (We Only Just Begun), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1950-06-08 Elmar Oliveira, violinist (Naumburg 1978), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1950-08-22 I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney and convicted felon, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1951-02-13 David Naughton, actor (My Sister Sam, Separate Vacations), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1952-01-06 Grant Goodeve, actor (David-8 is Enough, Dynasty), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1952-04-23 Terry Moor, tennis star, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1952-06-04 Carlene Watkins, actress (Tough Enough), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1952-06-04 Catherine Watkins, actress (It's Not Easy, Mary), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1953-02-09 Gary Franks, (Rep-R-Connecticut)
  • 1953-09-06 Katherine Cannon, actress (Father Murphy, Survivors), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1953-11-18 Kevin Nealon, actor (SNL, Hot Shot, Coneheads), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1953-12-30 Daniel T Barry, PhD/MD/astronaut (STS 72), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1954-03-23 Geno Auriemma, Italian-born American basketball coach (Connecticut Huskies), born in Montella, Italy
  • 1955-01-13 Jay McInerney, American novelist (Bright Lights, Big City), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1955-03-13 Glenne Headly, actress (Dick Tracy, Making Mr Right), born in New London, Connecticut
  • 1957-03-31 Mary Cadorette, East actress (Vicky-3's a Crowd), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1957-08-28 Daniel Stern, actor (City Slickers, Wonder Years), born in Stamford, Connecticut
  • 1958-05-12 Kim Greist, actress (CHUD, Brazil, Payoff, Manhunter), born in Stamford, Connecticut
  • 1958-10-15 Jayne Modean, actress (Nurse Hooter-Trauma Center), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1959-11-03 Timothy Patrick Murphy, actor (Dallas, Glitter), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1960-02-11 Richard A Mastracchio, astronaut, born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1961-07-27 Daniel C Burbank, Lt cmdr USCG/astronaut, born in Manchester, Connecticut
  • 1961-10-26 Dylan McDermott, American actor (The Practice, American Horror Story), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

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1961-11-19 Meg Ryan, American actress (When Harry Met Sally, As the World Turns), born in Fairfield, Connecticut

Actress Meg Ryan
Actress
Meg Ryan
  • 1962-01-22 Robert Mailhouse, actor (Brian-Days of our Life), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1962-04-14 James Carpenter, fencer-epee (Olympics-96), born in Canton, Connecticut
  • 1962-07-23 Eriq La Salle, actor (Dr Peter Benton-ER), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1963-06-07 Gordon Gano, American musician (Violent Femmes), born in Connecticut
  • 1963-08-09 Lonnie Quinn, actor (Will Cooley in All My Children), born in Cheshire, Connecticut
  • 1963-09-05 John Elliott, American professional golfer (1994 NIKE Miss Gulf Coast), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1964-01-10 Karen Josephson, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1964-01-10 Sarah Josephson, synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-1992), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1964-01-24 Rob Dibble, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1964-06-22 Amy Brenneman, actress (Janice-NYPD Blue), born in New London, Connecticut
  • 1965-04-27 Courtenay Becker-Dey, American Europe class sailor (Oly-bronze-1996), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1965-06-23 Dawn Whiteham, bodybuilder (Penthouse Nov 1995), born in New London, Connecticut
  • 1965-07-05 Lucy Han, WPVA volleyballer (Nationals-7th-1994), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1965-10-27 Krista Blomquist, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-7th-1995), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1965-12-14 Lawrence Clay-Bey, super heavyweight boxer (Olympics-96), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1966-11-03 Todd Reynolds, pairs skaters (Olympics-1994), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1967-05-28 Kari Wuhrer, American actress (Eight Legged Freaks), born in Brookfield, Connecticut
  • 1967-09-26 Craig Janney, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1967-12-15 Mo Vaughn, American MLB first baseman (Boston Red Sox, MVP-1995), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1968-03-15 Mark McGrath, American musician (Sugar Ray), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1968-08-02 Sean Groom, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Northford, Connecticut
  • 1969-04-14 Brad Ausmus, catcher (Detroit Tigers), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1969-07-18 Elizabeth Gilbert, American author (Eat Pray, Love), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1969-09-07 Darren Bragg, outfielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1969-09-28 Jack O'Keffe, Australian golfer, born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1969-11-05 Jennifer Guthrie, actress (Dawn-General Hospital), born in Willimantic, Connecticut
  • 1970-07-21 Steven "Scrappy" Segaloff, rower (Olympics-5th-1996), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1971-07-01 Wanda Gonzalez, Miss Connecticut USA (1996)
  • 1973-05-30 Christine Pavone, Miss USA-Connecticut (1997)

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1973-10-26 Seth MacFarlane, American animator, television producer (American Dad!, Family Guy) and filmmaker (Ted), born in Kent, Connecticut

  • 1973-11-11 Stacy Perrone, Wolcott Conn, Meet Miss America-Connecticut (1997)

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1973-12-24 Stephenie Meyer, American author (Twilight Saga), born in Hartford, Connecticut,

  • 1974-04-05 Mike DuHaney, soccer defender (Olympics-gold-96), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1974-05-16 Conal Groom, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Northford, Connecticut

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1976-04-13 Jonathan Brandis, American actor (Lucas Wolenczak-seaQuest DSV), born in Danbury, Connecticut (d. 2003)

  • 1976-08-11 Will Friedle, actor (Eric-Boy Meets World, Gift of Love), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1977-01-06 Amy Zappone, Wolcott Connecticut, Miss America-Connecticut (1996)

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1977-03-08 James Van Der Beek, American actor (Dawson's Creek), born in Cheshire, Connecticut

  • 1978-02-28 Marissa Perez, Miss Connecticut Teen USA (1996)
  • 1979-06-15 Alita Dawson, Miss Connecticut Teen USA (1997)
  • 1985-09-16 Madeline Zima, American actress (The Nanny, Californication), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1986-07-04 Terrance Knighton, American NFL Player, born in Hartford, Connecticut

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