Illinois in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 150 of 150

  • 1955-05-26 Candace L Collins, Dupo Illinois, playmate (Dec, 1979)
  • 1955-06-16 Laurie Metcalf, Carbonville Illinois, actress (Jackie-Roseanne)
  • 1955-06-23 Debbie Boostrom, Playboy playmate (Aug, 1981), born in Peoria, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • 1955-11-14 Jack Sikma, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Kankalee, Illinois
  • 1956-09-20 Gary Cole, Park Ridge, Illinois, American actor (Pineapple Express, Midnight Caller)
  • 1956-12-30 Suzy Bogguss, singer (I Want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart), born in Aledo, Illinois
  • 1957-12-22 Lynne Thigpen, actress (Nancy-Love Sidney), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1960-01-13 Kevin Anderson, American actor (Hoffa, Sleeping with the Enemy), born in Gurnee Illinois
  • 1961-03-01 Davis Daniel, country singer, born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1961-05-19 Lisa Rathgber Wagner, bowler (3-time LPBT Player of Year, Bowler of Decade), born in Hillsboro Illinois
  • 1961-09-13 Peter Roskam, Republican Congressman from Illinois
  • 1962-06-17 Ed Brady, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Morris, Illinois
  • 1962-10-11 Joan Cusack, Evanston Illinois, actress (SNL, Addams Family Values)
  • 1962-11-10 Cathy Boswell, basketball player (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Joliet, Illinois

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1964-01-17 Michelle Obama, 1st African-American US First Lady (2009-16), born in DeYoung, Illinois

US First Lady Michelle Obama
US First Lady
Michelle Obama
  • 1964-01-26 Cathy Podewell, American actress (Cally Harper Ewing-Dallas), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1964-12-23 Eddie Vedder, Evanston, Illinois, American heavy metal singer (Pearl Jam-Justine)

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1965-08-24 Marlee Matlin, American actress and the only deaf performer to win an Academy Award (Children of Lesser God), born in Morton Grove, Illinois

Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin
Deaf Actress
Marlee Matlin
  • 1966-03-04 Mike Small, Aurora Illinois, Canadian Tour golfer (1993 Emerald Coast)
  • 1968-06-04 Stacy Leigh Arthur, playmate (Jan, 1991), born in Naperville, Illinois
  • 1969-03-25 Dan Wilson, catcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1969-04-19 James Westphal, Oak Park Illinois, 10k runner
  • 1969-06-07 Mark Sohn, gymnast (Olympics-96), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois

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1970-06-26 Chris O'Donnell, American actor (School Ties, Robin-Batman Forever), born in Winnetka, Illinois

  • 1970-06-26 Nick Offerman, American actor (Parks and Recreation), born in Joliet, Illinois

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1970-07-08 Todd Martin, American tennis star (1988 USTA Boys' 18), born in Hinsdale, Illinois

Tennis Player Todd Martin
Tennis Player
Todd Martin
  • 1970-08-26 Melissa McCarthy, comedian and actress (Mike and Molly, Spy), born in Plainfield, Illinois
  • 1971-02-11 Linda Wild, tennis star (1993 Melbourne Open), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1971-03-05 Amy Peistrup-Matthews, WPVA (Old Orchard-17-1995), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1971-06-28 Ron Mahay, American baseball player, born in Crestwood, Illinois

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1971-07-23 Alison Krauss, American bluegrass musician (Raising Sand), born in Decatur, Illinois

Country Singer and Musician Alison Krauss
Country Singer and Musician
Alison Krauss
  • 1971-11-29 Bernadette Przybycien, Miss Illinois USA (1996)
  • 1972-04-03 Jennie Garth, American actress (Kelly Taylor-Beverly Hills 90210), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • 1973-02-08 Dave Dopek, Bolingbrook Illinois, 200m runner
  • 1973-04-26 Tracy Kathleen Hayes, Wheaton Ill, Miss America (Illinois-5th-1996)

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1973-12-28 Seth Meyers, American actor, comedian, writer and producer (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live), born in Evanston,, Illinois

Comedian and Writer Seth Meyers
Comedian and Writer
Seth Meyers
  • 1974-09-10 Sandra Cacic, tennis star, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1975-07-03 Jennifer Salinas, Miss USA-Illinois (1997)
  • 1975-11-04 Heather Tom, actress (Victoria Howard-Young & Restless), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
  • 1977-01-29 Justin Hartley, American actor (Smallville, This Us), born in Knoxville, Illinois
  • 1977-06-29 Tania Joy Gibson, Lake Barrington Ill, Miss America-Illinois (1997)
  • 1977-11-30 Nelsan Ellis, American actor (True Blood), born Harvey Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1978-03-23 Nicholle Tom, American actress (Beethoven, The Nanny), born in Hinsdale, Illinois,
  • 1978-07-01 Eisa Istok, Miss Illinois Teen USA (1996)
  • 1978-10-10 Autumn Waterbury, Miss Illinois Teen USA (2nd-1997)
  • 1979-12-17 Jaimee Foxworth, Belleville, Illinois, American actress (Judy Winslow-Family Matters) and porn star
  • 1980-06-20 Tony Lovato [Anthony John Lovato], American singer and guitarist (Mest), born in Blue Island, Illinois

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1984-04-27 Patrick Stump, American musician (Fall Out Boy), born in Evanston, Illinois

Musician Patrick Stump
Musician
Patrick Stump
  • 1985-03-01 Jeremy Jacob "J" Leman, Champaign Illinois, American Football Player
  • 1993-08-26 Keke Palmer, American actress (True Jackson, VP), born in Harvey, Illinois

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