Chicago in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 799

  • 1938-07-14 Jerry Rubin, American activist (Chicago 7), stockbroker, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • 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, American actor (Our Family Honor), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1938-11-11 John Reilly, American actor (Sean-General Hospital, Dallas, Hamptons), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1938-11-21 Robert Drivas [Choromokos], American actor (Cool Hand Luke, Illustrated Man, Our Private World), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)

Person of interestPhil Everly

1939-01-19 Phil Everly, American singer and half of the rock and roll duo "The Everly Brothers" (Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)

Singer Phil Everly
Singer
Phil Everly
  • 1939-02-12 Ray Manzarek, American rock organist and songwriter (The Doors - "Light My Fire"; "Love Her Madly"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1939-07-10 Mavis Staples, American gospel singer (The Staple Singers), 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, American rock vocalist (Jefferson Airplane - "White Rabbit"), born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • 1939-11-19 Garrick Utley, newscaster (1st Tuesday, NBC Weekend), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939-12-20 Kathryn Joosten, American actress (Desperate Housewives), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1940-01-06 Laudir de Oliveira, Brazilian percussionist (Chicago), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 2017)
  • 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 jazz and funk pianist, and composer ("I Thought it Was You"; "Rockit"; "Watermelon Man"), born in Chicago, Illinois

Musician and Composer Herbie Hancock
Musician and Composer
Herbie Hancock
  • 1940-05-22 Bernard Shaw, American news correspondant (CBS, CNN), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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, American actress and singer (Myra Breckenridge; 1,000,000 BC; 100 Rifles), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress Raquel Welch
Actress
Raquel Welch
  • 1940-09-11 Theodore Olson, 42nd Solicitor General of the United States, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940-12-11 Donna Mills, American actress (Knots Landing, Incident), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1940-12-23 Eugene Record, American musician (Chi Lites-Give it Away), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • 1940-12-25 Peter Brown, rocker, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1941-06-30 Micki Grant, American singer, composer and actress, 1st African American 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 (d. 1955)

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, American pianist (Chicago Symphony), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-11-27 Michael Devlin, American bass-baritone, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-12-05 Randy Kirby, American actor (Randy-Girl From UNCLE), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1942-12-17 Paul Butterfield, American blues singer and harmonica player (Paul Butterfield Blues Band; Better Days), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 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, American actor & director (Sexpot, Close Friends), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943-02-28 Barbara Acklin, American soul singer ("Love Makes A Woman"), and songwriter ("Have You Seen Her"), born in Oakland, California (d. 1998)

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
  • 1943-03-22 Joseph Schwantner, American composer (Aftertones of Infinity), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943-06-14 Jim Sensenbrenner, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wisconsin), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943-07-28 Mike Bloomfield, American blues guitarist/singer (Analine), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • 1943-08-18 Martin Mull, American actor and comedian (Bad Manners, Flick, Serial), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943-08-28 David Soul [Solberg], American-British actor (Starsky & Hutch) and singer (Don't Give Up On Us), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943-10-02 Franklin Rosemont, American poet, artist and co-founder of the Chicago Surrealist Group, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1943-11-09 Lee Graziano, American rock drummer (American Breed), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-01-23 Marty Russo, American politician & lobbyist (Rep-D-IL, 1975- ), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-01-24 David Gerrold [Jerrold David Friedman], American science fiction screenwriter (Star Trek) & author (The Martian Child), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-02-29 Dennis Farina, American actor (Get Shorty, Law & Order, Crime Story), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013)

Person of interestRobert Hanssen

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

FBI Agent and Soviet Spy Robert Hanssen
FBI Agent and Soviet Spy
Robert Hanssen
  • 1944-04-19 James Heckman, American economist (Nobel Prize 2000), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-05-25 Bob Payton, American pizza magnate (The Chicago Pizza Pie Factory), born in Miami, Florida (d. 1994)
  • 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 - "Bend Me, Shape Me"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-09-13 Peter Cetera, American lead singer (Chicago - "25 or 6 to 4","If You Leave Me Now"), 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, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder and 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
  • 1944-11-01 Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, American pro wrestling manager, colour commentator and wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 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)
  • 1944-12-23 Wesley Clark, American military officer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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, American rock saxophonist (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-06-04 Anthony Braxton, American jazz musician and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-06-16 John Dawson [a.k.a. Marmaduke], American musician, singer, and songwriter, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1945-07-18 James William Guercio, American music producer (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, American rock guitarist and singer (American Breed - "Bend Me, Shape Me"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1945-09-20 Laurie Spiegel, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-10-01 Donny Hathaway, American singer-songwriter (Where Is The Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)
  • 1945-10-04 Clifton Davis, American actor (That's My Mama; Amen) and singer-songwriter ("Never Can Say Goodbye"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-10-31 Brian Doyle-Murray, American comedian and actor, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1945-12-12 Tony Williams, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1997)
  • 1946-01-31 Terry Kath, American rock guitarist & songwriter (Chicago), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)
  • 1946-02-26 Phyllis Eisenstein, American sci-fi author (Sorcerer's Son, Born to Exile), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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
  • 1946-07-16 Ron Yary, American football player (Minnesota Vikings), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-09-02 Marty Grebb, rocker (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-09-07 Alfa Anderson, American R&B vocalist (Chic - "Le Freak"), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1946-09-11 Dennis Tufano, American rock guitarist and vocalist (The Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-10-11 Felton Perry, American actor (Magnum Force, Sudden Death), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-10-21 Lee Loughnane, American horn player and songwriter (Chicago), born in Elmwood Park, Illinois
  • 1946-10-26 Pat Sajak, American TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-12-14 Michael Ovitz, American president (Walt Disney Co) and co-founder (Creative Artists Agency), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-12-30 Patti Smith, American poet and punk rock vocalist (Horses; "Because The Night"), born in Chicago, Illinois

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