Chicago in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 312 of 312

  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 591

  • 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, singer/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)

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, [Solberg] actor (Starsky & Hutch), 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
  • 1944-07-31 Sherry Lansing, actress (China Syndrome, Black Rain), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-08-19 Buzz Kilman, Chicago radio personality
  • 1944-08-30 Charles Colbert, rocker (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-09-13 Peter Cetera, lead singer (Chicago-25 or 6 to 4, Old Days), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-09-18 Charles Lacy Veach, astronaut (STS 39, STS 52), born in Chicago, Illinois

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
  • 1945-08-16 Bob Balaban, American actor and director (2010, Girlfriends, Gosford Park), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-08-16 Gary Loizzo, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-10-01 Donny Hathaway, singer-songwriter (Where is the Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • 1945-10-04 Clifton Davis, actor/singer (That's My Mama, Amen), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-10-31 Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-01-31 Terry Kath, American musician and songwriter (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)
  • 1946-05-01 Nick Fortuna, American rock bassist (The Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-06-06 Chelsea Brown, comedienne (Laugh-in, Matt Lincoln), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1946-07-03 John Klemmer, American composer and saxophonist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-09-02 Marty Grebb, rocker (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-09-07 Alfa Anderson, rock vocalist (Chicago), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946-09-11 Dennis Tufano, rock guitarist/vocalist (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-10-21 Lee Loughnane, rocker (Chicago)
  • 1946-10-26 Pat Sajak, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-12-30 Patti Smith, rock vocalist (Radio Ethiopia), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-01-24 Warren Zevon, American rock singer-songwriter and musician (Werewolves of London, Lawyers, Guns and Money, Excitable Boy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1947-02-18 Dennis De Young, vocalist (Styx-Babe), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-03-31 Jon-Jon Poulos, rocker (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-05-14 Al Ciner, rock guitarist (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-05-28 Patti Reynolds, playmate (Sept, 1965), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-06-21 Michael Gross, American actor (Family Ties, FBI murders), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-08-20 James Pankow, rocker (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-08-21 Carl Giammarese, rock guitarist (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-08-23 Rex Allen Jr, American country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-09-20 Chuck Panozzo [John], rocker (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-10-12 Chris Wallace, newscaster (NBC Weekend News), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestHillary Clinton

1947-10-26 Hillary Rodham Clinton, US 1st Lady (1993-2001), Senator (NY, 2001-09), Secretary of State (2009-13) and 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee, born in Chicago, Illinois

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • 1947-11-08 Minnie Ripperton, singer (Loving You), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-11-13 Joe Mantegna, American actor (House of Games, Weeds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-11-30 David Mamet, playwright/dir (Speed the Plow, House of Games), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-12-07 Vincent Baggetta, actor (Lou-Chicago Story), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1948-04-04 Berry Oakley, American rocker and bass player (Allman Brothers Band), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • 1948-05-04 Hurley Haywood, American race car driver, and three-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948-07-25 Steve Goodman, singer/songwriter (Somebody Elses Trouble), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948-08-28 Daniel Seraphine, rock drummer (Chicago-If You Leave Me Now), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948-10-17 George Wendt, American actor (Norm in Cheers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948-11-14 James Young, rock guitarist (Styx), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949-01-24 John Belushi, comedian and actor (SNL, Blues Brothers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949-04-12 Scott Turow, American lawyer and author (Presumed Innocent), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949-05-31 Tom Berenger, actor (Big Chill, Someone to Watch Over Me), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949-10-10 Jessica Harper, actress (Inserts, Stardust Memories), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949-10-25 Brian Kerwin, American actor (Chisholms, King Kong Lives, Lobo), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949-11-29 Garry Shandling, comedian (It's Garry Shandling's Show, Larry Sanders Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1950-02-26 Jonathan Cain, rock guitarist/keyboardist (Journey, Babys), born in Chicago, Illinois

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Famous Deaths