Louisiana in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 162 of 162


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1949-05-26 Hank Williams Jr, country singer (Honky Tonk), born in Shreveport, Louisiana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • 1949-06-25 Brenda Sykes, actress (Ozzie's Girls, Getting Straight), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1949-09-18 Jim McCrery, (Rep-R-Louisiana)
  • 1949-10-22 Glenn Ford, American freed death row inmate (wrongly spent 30 years in prison), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1949-11-17 Thomas Lionel Hill, 110m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1972), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1950-08-28 Ron "Louisiana Lightning" Guidry, Yankee pitcher (Cy Young 1978)
  • 1952-06-18 Barry Champagne, Louisiana, stunt coorindator (Licence to Kill)
  • 1952-07-14 Eric Laneuville, actor (Larry-Room 222, St Elsewhere), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1954-04-05 Christopher S Nelson, actor (Sons & Daughters), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955-02-16 Guy Gallo, writer (Under the Volcano), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955-02-28 Randy Jackson, guitarist (Zebra-Tell Me What You Want), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955-03-29 Earl Campbell, NFL running back (Houston, 1977 Heisman), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955-05-12 Kix Brooks, singer (Brooks & Dunn-Brand New Man), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1955-08-09 Doug Williams, Louisiana, NFL QB (Tampa Bay Bucaneers, Wash Redskins)
  • 1955-11-23 Mary Landrieu, American politician, senior senator of Louisiana
  • 1956-11-12 Rhonda Shear, comedian (Up All Night), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1957-03-21 Sabrina Le Beauf, actress (Sondra-Crosby Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1957-04-15 Evelyn Ashford, 100m runner (Oly-4 gold-1976, 84), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1958-01-07 Donna Rice, model/Gary Hart's lover, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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1958-01-26 Ellen DeGeneres, comediene (Ellen Morgan-Ellen), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres
  • 1958-04-28 Hal Evan Sutton, PGA golfer (1982 Walt Disney), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1958-12-14 Steven Rock-Savage, Mellville Louisiana, (LSU), actor
  • 1959-09-30 Kim Bauer, LPGA golfer (1993 Minn LPGA Classic-30th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1960-04-15 Marvin Clyde Goodwin, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1961-10-18 Wynton Marsalis, jazz trumpeter (Grammy 1983), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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1962-06-22 Clyde "Glide" Drexler, NBA Guard (Houston Rockets, Port Trailblazers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler
  • 1962-08-09 John "Hot Rod" Williams, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), born in Sorrento, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1962-10-11 Eric Johnson, Seaside OR, Nike golfer (1993 NIKE Louisiana Open-3rd)
  • 1962-11-22 Cleo Fields, (Rep-D-Louisiana)
  • 1964-03-13 Will Clark, American MLB first baseman (San Francisco Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1964-05-02 Kelly Michael Gibson, PGA golfer (1995 Bob Hope-7th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1964-09-14 Faith Ford, Louisiana, actress (Another World, Corky-Murphy Brown)
  • 1965-02-10 Lenny Webster, catcher (Montreal Expos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1965-08-21 Jim Bullinger, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966-08-10 Gerald Williams, outfielder (NY Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966-08-25 Albert Belle, outfielder (Indians, White Sox), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1966-11-18 Gwendolyn Hajek, playmate (September, 1987), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1967-05-01 Tim McGraw, American musician and actor, born in Delhi, Louisiana
  • 1967-08-22 Curt Bourque, American jockey, born in Erath, Louisiana

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1967-09-11 Harry Connick Jr, singer (We Are in Love), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1968-01-29 Aeneas Williams, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1968-05-06 Linnea Marie Fayard, Shrevept La, Miss Louisiana-America (1991-5th)
  • 1969-02-17 Traci Adell, playmate (July, 1994), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1969-05-13 Lyle Mouton, Lafayette Louisiana, outfielder (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1969-09-13 Tyler Perry, American film maker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1970-03-24 Shannon Lemora, Baton Rouge Louisiana, 1.5k runner
  • 1970-08-23 LaMark Carter, triple jumper, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1971-06-10 Bobby Jindal, American politician; Louisiana Congressman, Governor
  • 1971-12-26 Jared Leto, Bossier City, Louisiana, American actor (My So Called Life, Requiem for a Dream)
  • 1972-01-06 Shae Marks, playmate (May, 1994), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1972-02-14 Erika Rachael Schwarz, Folsom La, Miss America (Louisiana-2nd-1997)
  • 1972-09-25 Nikole Viola, Miss USA-Louisiana (1997)
  • 1973-07-21 Ali Landry, Louisiana, Miss Universe-USA (1996)
  • 1974-10-12 Karmyn Tyler, Miss America-Louisiana (1996), born in Shreveport, Louisiana

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1976-03-22 Reese Witherspoon, American actress (Pleasantville, Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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1976-03-24 Peyton Manning, American football player, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • 1977-11-24 Kimi Fairchild, Miss Louisiana Teen USA (1996)
  • 1979-01-05 Sarah Price, Miss Louisiana Teen USA (1997)
  • 1980-06-17 Andee Pickens, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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1981-12-02 Britney Spears, American popstar ("Baby One More Time," "Oops! ...I did it again" and "I'm A Slave 4 U"), born in McComb, Mississippi

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears
  • 1984-02-06 Brandon Hammond, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, American actor (Gregory Hines Show)
  • 1988-04-16 Joe McKnight, NFL and CFL player killed in road rage incident, born in Kenner, Louisiana (d. 2016)

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