Pennsylvania in History (Part 4)

Pennsylvania: Norristown - Philadelphia - Pittsburgh

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 493

  • 1944-05-24 Patti LaBelle, [Holt], singer (LaBelle-Lady Marmalade), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-06-23 Rosetta Hightower, American singer (Don't Hang Up), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, (d. 2014)
  • 1944-07-11 Bill Boggs, TV host/producer (Midday, Morton Downey Jr Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-07-26 Kiel Martin, actor (Det LaRue-Hill Street Blues), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-11-07 Jim Watkins, actor (Jerry-Magician), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1944-11-21 Earl "the Pearl" Monroe, NBA Guard (NY Knicks, Balt Bullets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-02-04 David Brenner, comedian/TV talk show host (Nightlife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-04-29 Tammi Terrell [Thomasina Montgomery], singer (Ain't No Mountain High Enough), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1970)

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1945-06-11 Robert Munsch, Canadian children's author (The Paper Bag Princess, Love You Forever), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Children's Author Robert Munsch
Children's Author
Robert Munsch
  • 1945-06-26 Barry Schrader, American composer, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-08-26 Tom Ridge, first United States Secretary of Homeland Security (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • 1945-09-09 Dee Dee Sharp [Dione Larue], American R&B singer (I Love You Anyway), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-09-19 David Bromberg, musician (Demon in Disguise), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-11-27 Randy Brecker, rocker (Blood Sweat & Tears), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-04-08 Stuart Pankin, comedian (Striptease, Congo, Earl-Dinosaurs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1946-05-18 Reggie Jackson, American baseball right fielder (NY Yankees, Athletics) nicknamed "Mr. October" for his clutch hitting in the postseason, born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania

MLB Right Fielder Reggie Jackson
MLB Right Fielder
Reggie Jackson
  • 1946-06-28 Bruce Davison, actor (Capt Wyler-Hunter, Willard, High Risk), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-07-12 Sian Barbara Allen, actress (Scream Pretty Peggy), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-10-27 Terry J Hart, astronaut (STS 41C), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-10-30 Lynne Marta, actress (Love American Style), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1946-12-23 Tony Craig, [Kulasa], actor (That Boy Next Door), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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1947-06-22 "Pistol" Pete Maravich, American NBA star (Atlanta Hawks), born in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania (d. 1988)

NBA Guard Pete Maravich
NBA Guard
Pete Maravich
  • 1947-07-02 Ervin Hall, 100m hurdler (Olympic-silver-1968), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1947-07-22 Curt Weldon, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • 1948-02-14 ... Teller, magician (Penn & Teller), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-02-19 Mark Andes, rock bassist (Spirit, Heart, Fireball), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-02-28 Willie Donnell Smith, American fashion designer (WilliWear), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1948-03-30 Justin Deas, actor (As The World Turns, Santa Barbara), born in Connellsville, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-05-18 Joe Bonsall, country singer (Oak Ridge Boys-Elvira), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-06-02 Albert Innaurato, playwright/director (Age in Soho), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-06-22 Todd Rundgren, singer and guitarist (Hello it's Me), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1948-09-01 James Rebhorn, PA, actor (White Collar, Homeland), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1948-10-06 Glenn Branca, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, avant-garde composer and guitarist
  • 1949-05-31 Steven Kampmann, actor (Kirk-Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1949-08-31 Richard Gere, actor (Breathless, Cotton Club, Pretty Woman), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1950-03-03 Tim Kazurinsky, comedian (SNL, Police Academy 2, 3, 4), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1950-03-26 Teddy Pendergrass, singer (Turn Off the Lights), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1950-04-09 Nathan Cook, actor (Milton-White Shadow, Billy-Hotel), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1950-07-26 Paul McHale, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • 1950-12-08 Dan Hartman, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, American musician (Edgar Winter Group)
  • 1950-12-29 Jon Polito, actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1951-02-02 Alphonso Johnson, American jazz bassist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-03-16 Ray Benson, country singer (House of Blue Lights), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-03-24 Earl Williams, American-Israeli NBA player, born in Levittown, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-05-04 Gene Greenwood, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania)
  • 1951-06-30 Stanley Clarke, rock bassist (New Barbarians-Find Out Hideaway), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1951-09-05 Michael Keaton, actor (Gung Ho, Batman, Beetlejuice), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 1951-09-23 Ron Klink, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • 1951-11-13 Beth Anders, field hockey sweeper (Oly-bronze-1984), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-12-01 Jaco Pastorius, American jazz musician and bass guitarist (Weather Report-Word of Mouth), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1951-12-31 Michael Allen Bantom, basketball player (Olympic-silver-1972), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-02-04 Lisa Eichhorn, actress (Cutter's Way, Yanks), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-02-22 James Philip Bagian, MDPE/astronaut (STS 29, STS 40), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-05-13 John Kasich, US politician (Governor of Ohio (R), 2011-), born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-06-04 Parker Stevenson, actor (Falcon Crest, Stroker Ace), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-07-21 John Barrasso, [John Anthony Barrasso III], American politician, junior senator from Wyoming, born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-10-04 Anita Luceete Defrantz, rower (Olympic-bronze-1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-10-20 Melanie Mayron, actress (30 Something, Car Wash, Missing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-10-22 Jeff Goldblum, actor (Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-01-24 Brian Matthews, actor (Burning), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-10-20 Bill Nunn, American actor (Do the Right Thing), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1953-10-27 Robert Picardo, actor (Frame Up, Gremlins 2), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-11-03 Dennis Miller, comedian/TV host (SNL, Dennis Miller Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-07-09 Debbie Sledge, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-10-29 Herman Ronald Frazier, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic-gold-1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-03-05 Marcia McCabe, American actress (Alice Grande - One Life to Live), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-05-09 Kevin Peter Hall, actor (Misfits of Science), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-08-04 Andrew M Allen, Captain USMC/astronaut (STS 46, 62, 75), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1955-08-13 Betsy King, American LPGA golfer (1990 US Women's Open), born in Reading, Pennsylvania

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1955-12-02 Dennis Christopher, actor (Breaking Away, California Dreaming), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-12-11 Stu Jackson, NBA coach (NY Knicks (1989-90), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-03-18 Deborah Jeane Palfrey, American escort owner, born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1956-05-17 Bob Saget, comedian (Full House, America's Funniest Home Video), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-06-06 Marilyn Jones, actress (Carey-King's Crossing), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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1956-06-11 Joe Montana, NFL quarterback (San Francisco 49ers), born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 1956-07-18 Audrey Landers [Hamburg], American actress/singer (Dallas, Chorus Line), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-09-13 [Joan] Joni Sledge, vocalist (Sister Sledge "We are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1957-03-05 Tim Holden, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • 1957-03-24 Scott J Horowitz, PhD/Capt USAF/astronaut (STS 75, 82), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1957-05-08 Bill Cowher, American football coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Crafton, Pennsylvania

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher
  • 1957-08-21 Kim Sledge, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1957-09-10 Brian Fitzpatrick, actor (Rick Alden in Loving), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1957-12-05 Charlene Morett, field hockey left wing (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-03-10 Sharon Stone, Meadville Pennsylvania, American actress (Basic Instinct, Sliver, Casino)

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1958-05-04 Keith Haring, American graffiti artist (Vanity Fair, Paris Review) and social activist, born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)

Artist & Social Activist Keith Haring
Artist & Social Activist
Keith Haring
  • 1958-07-08 Kevin Bacon, actor (Diner, Footloose, She's Having a Baby), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-09-19 Kevin Hooks, actor (Sounder, Aaron Loves Angela), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-09-22 Joan Jett, American singer (Blackhearts-I Love Rock 'n Roll), born in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-10-07 Judy Landers, American actress (BJ & the Bear, Madame's Place), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-10-22 Bobby Blotzer, rock drummer (Ratt, "Round & Round"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1959-01-06 Kathy Sledge, vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1959-12-24 Lee Daniels, American director ("Precious", "Empire"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Director Lee Daniels
Director
Lee Daniels
  • 1960-02-06 Megan Gallagher, actress (Slap Maxwell, Millennium), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1960-03-09 Linda Fiorentino, actress (Jade, Last Seduction, Moderns), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1960-04-13 Bob Casey, Jr., Democratic U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania
  • 1960-06-24 Nate Carr, freestyle wrestler (Olympic-bronze-1988), born in Erie Pennsylvania
  • 1960-07-21 Matt Mulhern, actor (Biloxi Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1960-12-22 Tyrell Biggs, super HW boxer (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1961-03-24 James T Gallagher Jr, PGA golfer (1990 Greater Milw), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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1961-09-15 Dan Marino, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback Dan Marino
Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback
Dan Marino

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