New Jersey in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 317

  • 1930-07-24 Jacqueline Brookes, actress (Jack & Mike, Another World), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1931-04-19 Alex Webster, Kearney, New Jersey, football coach (NY Giants), (d. 2012)
  • 1931-05-16 Donald James Martino, composer (Noturnno-Pulitzer 1974), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1931-11-12 Bob Crewe, songwriter and producer (Big Girls Don't Cry), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 1932-07-02 Sammy Turner, vocalist (Lavender Blue), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1932-07-31 Sam Coppola, Jersey City, New Jersey, actor (Saturday Night Fever), (d. 2012)
  • 1932-10-17 William J Hughes, (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1975- )
  • 1933-02-09 Countess of Airlie [Virginia Ogilvy], Newport, New Jersey, American-born Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1933-03-19 Philip Roth, novelist (Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy's Complaint), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1933-08-25 Wayne Shorter, American jazz musician (Weather Report), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1933-11-09 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1933-12-08 Flip Wilson, [Clerow], comedian (Flip Wilson Show), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1933-12-09 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic-gold-1956), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1934-01-25 Elizabeth Allen, actress (Laura-Bracken's World), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1934-02-24 Frank Chapot, US, equestrian (Olympic-silver-1960, 1972), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1934-05-03 Frankie Valli, [Castelluccio], singer (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1934-07-16 Donald Payne, New Jersey Congressman (1989-2012), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1934-08-22 H Norman Schwarzkopf, 4-star Army general (Gulf War), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1935-01-12 "Amazing" Kreskin, mentalist/telepath, born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1935-03-19 Phyllis Newman, actress (Coming of Age, TW3), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

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1935-04-11 Richard Kuklinski, American mafia hit-man, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • 1935-06-19 Tommy Devito, rock vocalist (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1935-07-31 Geoffrey Lewis, actor (Earl-Flo, Gun Shy), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1935-08-18 Gail Fisher, actress (Peggy-Mannix), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1935-09-19 Nick Massi, rocker (4 Seasons-Sherry), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1935-10-25 Russell Luis Schweickart, astronaut (Apollo 9), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
  • 1936-03-08 Sue Ane Langdon, actress (Bachelor Father, Arnie), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1936-03-11 Antonin Scalia, 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986-2016), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2016)

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1937-04-22 Jack Nicholson, American actor (One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest, Shining), born in Neptune City, New Jersey

  • 1937-05-06 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, Clifton, New Jersey, American boxer whose murder convictions were overturned after 19 years in prison
  • 1937-09-16 Vincent J Naimoli, owner (SF Giants), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1937-11-04 Loretta Swit, actress (Hotlips Houlihan-M*A*S*H), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1938-01-01 Frank Langella, Bayonne, New Jersey, American actor (Dracula, Frost/Nixon)
  • 1938-05-12 Millie Perkins, actress (Jane-Knots Landings), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1938-12-12 Connie Francis, singer/actress (Where the Boys Are), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1938-12-20 John Harris Harbison, composer, born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1938-12-31 Rosalind Cash, American actress (Omega Man, Wrong is Right), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1939-03-08 Jim Bouton, pitcher (NY Yankees)/author (Ball Four), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1939-05-30 Michael J Pollard, actor (Bonny & Clyde, Roxanne), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1939-11-22 Allen Garfield, actor (Candidate, Beverly Hills Cop II), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1939-12-15 Cindy Birdsong, rock vocalist (Labelle-Rainbow, Supremes), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1939-12-27 John Amos, actor (Good Times, Coming to America), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1940-01-22 Addie "Micki" Harris, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1940-05-10 Taurean Blacque, actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1940-05-30 David Ackroyd, actor (I Come in Peace, Memories of Me), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1940-06-11 Joey Dee, singer (Hey Let's Twist, 2 Tickets to Paris), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1940-08-02 Doris Kenner, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1940-09-11 Brian DePalma, film director (Body Double, Dressed to Kill), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1940-09-24 Barbara Allbut, rock vocalist (Angels), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1940-10-06 Ellen Travolta, actress (Grease, Charles in Charge), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1940-12-12 Dionne Warwick, singer (Solid Gold, Way to San Jose), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1941-03-04 John Aprea, actor (Lucas-Another World, The Godfather Part II), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1941-06-10 Shirley Owens Alston, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1941-06-23 Richard M. Richie Roberts, former Marine and New Jersey Police Detective, Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 1941-08-03 Beverly Lee, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey

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1941-08-03 Martha Stewart, American business magnate and TV personality who founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Business Magnate and TV Personality Martha Stewart
Business Magnate and TV Personality
Martha Stewart

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1941-08-22 Bill Parcells, NFL coach (NY Giants, NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Englewood, New Jersey

NFL Coaching Legend Bill Parcells
NFL Coaching Legend
Bill Parcells
  • 1941-10-13 Paul Simon, singer/actor (Kodachrome, 1 Trick Pony), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1942-04-23 Sandra Dee, [Zuck], actress (Gidget, Imitation of Life), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1942-05-23 Zalman King, Trenton, New Jersey, actor and director (Wild Orchid), (d. 2012)
  • 1942-08-14 Sandy Gilmour, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1942-09-11 Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], Camden, New Jersey, American singer and actress (Golden Boy, A Man Called Adam)
  • 1942-09-24 Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut Meister, rocker (Angels), born in Orange, New Jersey

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1942-10-02 Steve Sabol, American filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films), born in Moorestown, New Jersey (d. 2012)

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Steve Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Steve Sabol
  • 1942-11-25 Tracey Walter, actor (Best of the West), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1943-02-09 Joe Pesci, actor (Half Nelson, Goodfellas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1943-03-09 Trish Van Devere, [Patricia Dressel], Tenafly New Jersey, actress (Changeling)
  • 1943-04-24 Richard Sterban, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1943-09-30 Marilyn McCoo, host/singer (Solid Gold, 5th Dimension), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

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1943-11-07 Michael Spence, American economist and Nobel Prize laureate, born in Montclair, New Jersey

Economist Michael Spence
Economist
Michael Spence
  • 1944-01-10 Frank Sinatra Jr, American singer/bandleader (Golddigers), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)

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1944-03-28 Rick Barry, Basketball forward (NY Nets, Golden State Warriors), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey

NBA Small Forward Rick Barry
NBA Small Forward
Rick Barry
  • 1944-04-19 Bernie Worrell, US keyboardist (Funkadelic-Cosmic Slop), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1944-05-04 Paul Gleason, actor (Breakfast CLub, Die Hard), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1944-05-04 Peggy Santiglia, Belleville, New Jersey, American singer-songwriter (Angels)
  • 1944-07-23 Dino Danelli, rock drummer (Fotomaker, Young Rascals), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1944-08-16 Dick Zimmer, (Rep-R-New Jersey)

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1944-09-25 Michael Douglas, American actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey

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1944-11-17 Danny Devito, American actor (Taxi, Ruthless People, Twins), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey

  • 1945-04-02 Linda Hunt, actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1945-08-02 Joanna Cassidy [Joanna Virginia Caskey], Haddonfield, New Jersey, American actress (Blade Runner, Under Fire)
  • 1945-08-18 Sarah Dash, rock vocalist (Patti LaBelle & Bluebirds), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1945-09-22 Paul LeMat, Rahway, New Jersey, American actor (American Graffiti, Melvin and Howard)
  • 1946-09-28 Herbert Jefferson Jr, actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1947-12-07 Vincent Baggetta, actor (Lou-Chicago Story), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1947-12-11 Tom Fuccello, actor (Dave-Dallas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1948-01-10 Donald Fagen, rock vocalist/keyboardist (Steely Dan-Peg), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1948-04-13 Amy Robinson, writer/actress (Mean Streets), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1948-05-14 Walter Olkewicz, actor (Last Resort, Wizards & Warriors), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1948-09-06 Claydes Charles Smith, guitarist (Kool & The Gang), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1948-09-20 George R. R. Martin, American fantasy and sci-fi author (A Song of Ice and Fire), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1949-01-02 Christopher Durang, playwright/actor (Sister Mary), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1949-02-09 Judith Light, (Angela-Who's the Boss, 1 Life to Live), born in Trenton, New Jersey

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1949-06-22 Meryl Streep, American actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice), born in Summit, New Jersey

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
  • 1949-07-10 Mark Shera, actor (SWAT, Barnaby Jones), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1949-09-07 Gloria Gaynor, disco singer (I Will Survive), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1949-11-30 Arthur Lee Washington Jr, murderer (FBI Most Wanted), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
  • 1950-02-06 Rich Glover, American NFL player, born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1950-05-14 Mark Blum, actor (Worth Winning, Blind Date, Presidio), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1950-09-18 Mike Hossack, rock drummer (Doobie Brothers), born in Patterson, New Jersey (d. 2012)

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