Chicago in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 323 of 323

  • 1995-03-29 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Chicago IL on WCKG 105.9 FM
  • 1995-08-06 Cleveland's major league sports franchises, NFL Browns & MLB Indians, play in Cleveland for 1st time ever; both lose - White Sox 5, Indians 1; Giants 19, Browns 13 (exhibition)
  • 1996-11-14 "Chicago" opens at Richard Rodgers Theater NYC
  • 1997-03-23 Wrestlemania XIII in Chicago, Undertaker beats Psycho Sid for title
  • 1997-04-09 Major League Soccer announces Miami & Chicago expansion
  • 1999-01-02 A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13°F (-25°C); 68 deaths are reported.

Film release premierFilm Release

2002-12-27 "Chicago", based on the musical, directed by Rob Marshall and starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta Jones, is released (Best Picture 2003)

  • 2003-01-17 8th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Chicago wins Best Film
  • 2003-07-15 74th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 7-6 at U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2003-09-17 Billy Corgan presents his poetry at the Art Institute of Chicago's Rubloff Auditorium

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan
  • 2004-07-16 Millennium Park, considered the first and most ambitious architectural project in the early 21st century for Chicago, is opened to the public by Mayor Richard M. Daley.
  • 2010-06-09 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Philadelphia Flyers 4-2
  • 2012-09-10 Teachers in Chicago strike effecting 350,000 students
  • 2012-09-16 Mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, seeks a court order to resolve a week long teachers strike
  • 2012-09-18 The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools reach a deal that ends an 8-day strike.
  • 2013-06-24 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Boston Bruins 4-2

  • 2013-07-04 12 people are killed and 60 are injured in a wave of shootings across Chicago
  • 2014-10-20 Laquan McDonald (17) is shot dead by Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke while jaywalking, the murder caught on video footage
  • 2015-06-15 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Tampa Bay Lightning 4-2
  • 2015-11-24 Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder of 17 year old African American Laquan McDonald in 2014
  • 2017-04-09 Twitter footage of passenger forcibly removed from United Airlines flight in Chicago after flight overbooked causes outrage
  • 2017-07-05 101 people reported shot, 15 killed in Chicago, Illinois over 4th July weekend
  • 2018-08-06 Chicago police appeal for more help after 66 people shot in the city in one weekend

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 660

  • 1933-01-23 Arlene Golonka, American actress (Millie-Mayberry RFD), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1933-01-30 Richard Dufallo, clarinetist/conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1933-02-13 Kim Novak, [Marilyn], American actress (Vertigo, Of Human Bondage), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestQuincy Jones Jr

1933-03-14 Quincy Jones Jr, American composer and singer (We Are The World), born in Chicago, Illinois

Composer & Singer Quincy Jones Jr
Composer & Singer
Quincy Jones Jr
  • 1933-07-22 Chuck Cassey, American choral director (Jimmy Dean Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1933-12-01 Lou Rawls, American vocalist (Dean Martin's Golddigers, Natural Man), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • 1933-12-13 Lou Adler, American music executive, director, producer, and co-owner of the famous Roxy Theatre, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1934-02-22 Thomas Paul, bass (NYC Opera 1963-70), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1934-03-14 Eugene A Cernan, Capt USN, astronaut (Gemini 9, Apollo 10 17), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1934-06-02 Johnny Carter, US singer (The Flamingos, The Dells), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1934-07-18 Darlene Conley, American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1935-03-01 Robert Conrad, [Conrad R Falk], actor (Wild Wild West), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1935-04-09 Avery Schreiber, comedian (My Mother the Car), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1935-04-24 Louis Keith, physician (expert on multiple-births), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1935-05-02 Lance LeGault, American actor (The A-Team), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1935-08-29 William Friedkin, American director, producer, writer (The Exorcist, The French Connection), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1935-09-12 Richard H Hunt, sculptor (Pyramidal Construction), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestRobert Henry Lawrence, Jr.

1935-10-02 Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., 1st African-American astronaut and U.S. Air Force major, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)

  • 1935-12-14 Lewis Arquette, actor (Horror Show, Book of Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936-02-18 Jean M. Auel, Finnish-American writer (Earth's Children series), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936-06-04 Bruce Dern, American actor (Nebraska, The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936-07-20 Butch Baird, PGA golfer (1961 Waco Turner Open), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936-09-14 Walter Koenig, actor (Checkov-Star Trek), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936-09-27 Don Cornelius, American television host (Soul Train), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1936-10-26 Bruce Belland, singer (Tim Conway Hour), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937-01-28 Bette Howland [Lee Sotonoff], American writer and literary critic (Blue in Chicago, The iron year), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1937-02-14 Magic Sam, rocker (Chicago Bluesman)
  • 1937-03-17 Frank Calabrese [Frankie Breeze], mafia hitman, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1937-03-26 Barbara Pearl Jones, 4X100m relayer (Olympic gold 1952, 60), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937-05-27 Allan Carr, American producer and director (Grease, Happiest Millionaire), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1937-07-06 Gene Chandler, [Eugene Dixon], rocker (Duke of Earl), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937-08-27 Tommy Sands, singer/actor (Teenage Rock, Dream With Me), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937-10-31 Tom Paxton, American folk singer and songwriter (Forest Lawn), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937-12-15 Karen Morrow, American actress (The Boy in the Plastic bubble, Ladies' Man), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937-12-16 Joe Farrell, American jazz saxophonist, born in Chicago Heights, Illinois, (d. 1986)
  • 1938-01-22 Joe Esposito, American author and friend of Elvis, born in Chicago (d. 2016)
  • 1938-03-05 Lynn Margulis, American biologist (serial endosymbiotic theory), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 1938-04-06 Roy Thinnes, actor (Invaders, Falcon Crest, Gen Hospital), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1938-07-14 Jerry Rubin, activist (Chicago 7)/stockbroker
  • 1938-07-27 Gary Gygax, American role-playing games creator (Dungeons & Dragons) and fantasy author, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • 1938-08-09 Dick Anthony Williams, actor (Our Family Honor), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1938-11-11 John Reilly, actor (Sean-General Hospital, Dallas, Hamptons), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1938-11-21 Robert Drivas, [Choromokos], actor (Our Private World), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939-02-12 Ray Manzarek, American musician and keyboardist (The Doors-Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1939-07-10 Mavis Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Sisters), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939-07-20 Judy Chicago [Judith Cohen], American artist (Dinner Party), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939-09-13 Bill Janklow, American politician and four-term Governor of South Dakota (Republican: 1979-87, 1995-2003), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1939-10-30 Grace Slick, rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane-White Rabbit), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939-11-19 Garrick Utley, newscaster (1st Tuesday, NBC Weekend), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940-01-06 Laudir de Oliveira, Brazilian percussionist (Chicago), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1940-04-06 Donald Myrick, American saxophonist ("If Leaving Me Is Easy, One More Night), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)

Person of interestHerbie Hancock

1940-04-12 Herbie Hancock, American pianist (I Thought it Was You), born in Chicago, Illinois

Musician and Composer Herbie Hancock
Musician and Composer
Herbie Hancock
  • 1940-07-30 Reva Rose, American singer and actress (Temperature's Rising), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940-08-04 Timi Yuro [Rosemary Timothy Yuro], American singer (Hurt), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1940-08-11 Kip King, actor (Charlie & Company), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestRaquel Welch

1940-09-05 Raquel Welch, (Myra Breckenridge, 1,000,000 BC, 100 Rifles), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch
  • 1940-12-11 Donna Mills, American actress (Knots Landing, Incident), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940-12-25 Peter Brown, rocker, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1941-06-30 Micki Grant, American singer, composer and actress, 1st African Amerian woman to direct on Broadway, born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestEmmett Till

1941-07-25 Emmett Till, American lynching victim, born in Chicago, Illinois

Murder Victim Emmett Till
Murder Victim
Emmett Till
  • 1942-02-19 Ken Kramer [Kenneth Bentley Kramer], former American Republican member of the House of Representatives, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-03-05 Michael "Mike" Resnick, American sci-fi author (Sideshow, Eros Ascending), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestJohn Wayne Gacy

1942-03-17 John Wayne Gacy, American serial killer who killed 33 young men, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • 1942-04-24 Richard M. Daley, American politician, 43rd Mayor of Chicago (1989-2011), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-06-03 Curtis Mayfield, American singer-songwriter and soul musician (Freddie's Dead, Superfly), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1942-06-22 Murphy Dunne, American actor and musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-07-09 Paul B. Henry, American professor of political science and politician from the U.S. state of Michigan, born in Chicago, Illinois (d.1993)

Person of interestHarrison Ford

1942-07-13 Harrison Ford, American actor (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Blade Runner), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1942-07-13 Roger [Jim] McGuinn, American musician (the Byrds), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestMichael Crichton

1942-10-23 Michael Crichton, novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)

  • 1942-11-18 Jeffrey Siegel, pianist (Chicago Symph), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-12-05 Randy Kirby, actor (Randy-Girl From UNCLE), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-12-17 Paul Butterfield, blues musician (Better Days), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-12-25 Barry Goldberg, American blues musician (The Rides), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-12-27 Charmian Carr, American actress (The Sound of Music), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1943-02-05 Michael Mann, actor and director (Sexpot, Close Friends), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943-02-28 Barbara Acklin, [Allen], R&B singer (Love Makes a Woman), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestBobby Fischer

1943-03-09 Bobby Fischer, American chess player (world champion (1972-75), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • 1943-07-28 Mike Bloomfield, American blues guitarist/singer (Analine), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • 1943-08-18 Martin Mull, actor/comedian (Bad Manners, Flick, Serial), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943-08-28 David Soul, American-British actor (Starsky & Hutch) and singer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943-11-09 Lee Graziano, American rock drummer (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-01-24 David Gerrold [Jerrold David Friedman], American science fiction screenwriter (Star Trek) and author (The Martian Child), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-02-29 Dennis Farina, actor (Get Shorty, Law & Order, Crime Story), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013)

Person of interestRobert Hanssen

1944-04-18 Robert Hanssen, FBI agent and Soviet spy, born in Chicago Illinois

FBI Agent and Soviet Spy Robert Hanssen
FBI Agent and Soviet Spy
Robert Hanssen
  • 1944-06-12 Maurice Jackson, American singer (The Independents - "Leaving Me"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-07-31 Sherry Lansing, actress (China Syndrome, Black Rain), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-08-19 Buzz Kilman, Chicago radio personality
  • 1944-08-30 Charles Colbert, American rocker (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-09-13 Peter Cetera, American lead singer (Chicago-25 or 6 to 4, Old Days), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-09-18 Charles Lacy Veach, American astronaut (STS 39, STS 52), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)

Person of interestTony La Russa

1944-10-04 Tony La Russa, MLB manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis), born in Tampa, Florida

Baseball Manager Tony La Russa
Baseball Manager
Tony La Russa
  • 1944-10-13 Robert Lamm, American rocker (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in NYC, New York
  • 1944-10-23 Warren Burton, actor (Jason Dunlap-Another World, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-11-01 Richard "Kinky" Friedman, American country rocker (Ride 'em Jewboy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-11-07 James Dashow, American/Italian composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-11-21 Harold Ramis, actor and director (SCTV, Stripes), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • 1945-02-28 Mimsy Farmer, actress (Devil's Angel, Road to Salina), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-03-09 Laura Lee, American soul and gospel singer (Dirty Man, Women's Love Rights), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-03-14 Walt Parazaider, rock saxophonist (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois

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