Connecticut in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 229

  • 1920-11-05 Tommy Goodwin [Thomas], Connecticut, British Track Cyclist (2 X Olympic Bronze 1948), (d. 2012)
  • 1921-01-30 Bernie Leighton, orchestra leader (Chance of a Lifetime), born in West Haven, Connecticut
  • 1921-08-03 Hayden Carruth, novelist (Crow & Heart), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1922-03-20 Larry Elgart, bandleader/alto sax (Elgart Orchestra), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1922-04-26 Mike Kellin [Myron Kellin], American actor (Pipe Dream, American Buffalo), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1983)
  • 1922-09-20 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, born in Fairfield, Connecticut (d. 2012)
  • 1923-12-07 Ted Knight [Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka], American actor (Mary Tyler Moore, Too Close for Comfort), born in Terryville, Connecticut (d. 1986)
  • 1924-05-06 Mimi Benzell, operatic soprano (Gilda-Rigoletto), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1925-07-16 Phillip Pine, actor (Set-Up, Under the Ground), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1926-01-11 Grant Tinker, American TV executive (NBC), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • 1926-01-14 Tom Tryon, actor (Cardinal, All That Glitters), born in Hartford, Connecticut

Person of interestEd Warren

1926-09-07 Ed Warren [Edward Warren Miney], American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Paranormal Investigator Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Ed Warren
  • 1926-10-25 Biff McGuire, actor (Serpico, Heart is Lonely Hunter), born in New Haven, Connecticut

Person of interestLorraine Warren

1927-01-31 Lorraine Warren, American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Monroe, Connecticut

Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Lorraine Warren
  • 1927-03-10 Donn Trenner, orchestra leader (ABC's Nightlife), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1927-04-27 Wesley A Clark, American computer designer (first personal computer - LINC), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • 1928-07-13 Bob Crane, actor (Col Hogan-Hogan's Heroes, Donna Reed), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1928-11-23 Jerry Bock, Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1930-02-20 Patricia Smith, actress (Bob Newhart Show), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1930-03-29 Donny Conn, musician (The Playmates), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1930-09-30 Ben Cooper, actor (Rose Tattoo, Outcast, Arizona Raiders), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1931-05-28 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1933-02-22 Louise Lopez, American singer (Odyssey), born in Connecticut (d. 2015)

Person of interestRalph Nader

1934-02-27 Ralph Nader, American consumer advocate (Unsafe at Any Speed), born in Winsted, Connecticut

Political Activist Ralph Nader
Political Activist
Ralph Nader
  • 1935-01-01 B. Kliban, American cartoonist known for his drawings of cats, usually with horrible puns (Love to Eat Them Mousies), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1990)
  • 1935-08-22 E. Annie Proulx, American author (Postcards), born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • 1936-06-30 Tony Musante, actor (David Toma-Toma, Nowhere to Hide), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 2013)
  • 1936-07-10 Barbara B Kennelly, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1982- )
  • 1938-10-22 Christopher Lloyd, American actor (Taxi, Back to the Future), born in Stamford, Connecticut,
  • 1939-02-10 Barbara Kolb, composer (Trobar Jus), born in Hartford, Connecticut

Person of interestGeorge Akerlof

1940-06-17 George Akerlof, American economist (The Market for Lemons) and 2001 Nobel laureate, born in New Haven, Connecticut

Economist George Akerlof
George Akerlof
  • 1940-08-01 Joan Joyce, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1940-08-18 Joan Joyce, LPGA golfer (1984 S&H Golf Classic-6th), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1940-10-07 Dino Valenti [Chester "Chet" Powers], American rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in Danbury, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • 1940-10-09 Gordon J. Humphrey, US Senator (R) New Hampshire (1979-90), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1941-02-17 Gene Pitney, vocalist/songwriter (Town Without Pity), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1941-05-08 Jim Mitchum, actor (Blackout, Invincible 6), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1941-07-01 Alfred G. Gilman, American scientist, (1994 Nobel laureate for G-protein discoveries), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1941-08-12 Deborah Walley, actress (Mothers-in-Law, Beach Blanket), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1942-02-24 Joe Lieberman, (Sen-D Connecticut)
  • 1942-04-04 Kris Jensen, American musician (Torture), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 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

Person of interestGeorge W. Bush

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
  • 1947-03-19 Glenn Close, American actress (The Big Chill, Fatal Attraction), born in Greenwich, 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

Person of interestAnnie Leibovitz

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

Photographer Annie Leibovitz
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
  • 1950-08-25 Willy Deville [William Paul Borsey Jr.], American rock vocalist and guitarist (Mink Deville), born Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2009)
  • 1951-02-13 David Naughton, actor (My Sister Sam, Separate Vacations), born in Hartford, 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
  • 1952-07-06 Grant Goodeve, US actor (David-8 is Enough, Dynasty), born in Middlebury, 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
  • 1959-08-21 Bud Schultz, American tennis star, born in Meriden, 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

Person of interestMeg Ryan

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

Actress Meg Ryan
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 1996), 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 (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1965-06-23 Dawn Whiteham, bodybuilder (Penthouse Nov 1995), born in New London, Connecticut

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