Chicago in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 591

  • 1950-04-15 Amy Wright, actress (Inside Moves, Accidental Tourist), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950-05-14 Jill Stein, American physician, activist and Green Party nominee for President (2016), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950-06-02 Toni Alessandrini, actress (Vice Academy Part 2), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950-06-15 Mark Arnott, actor (Return of the Secaucus 7), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950-07-26 Rich Vogler, American race car driver, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • 1950-08-03 John Landis, American director (Animal House, Michael Jackson's Thriller video), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950-09-11 Amy Madigan, actress (Uncle Buck, Twice in a Lifetime), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951-05-08 Deborah Harmon, American actress (Ted Knight Show, M*A*S*H, Just the 10 of Us), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951-05-09 Alley Mills, actress (Norma Arnold-Wonder Years), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951-06-13 Jonathan Hogan, actor (House on Carroll St), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951-06-21 Nils Lofgren, guitarist/singer/songwriter (E Street Band), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestRobin Williams

1951-07-21 Robin Williams, American actor and comedian (Mork & Mindy, Jumanji, Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • 1951-09-02 Michael Gray, American actor (Shazam!, Brian Keith Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952-02-03 Fred Lynn, baseball outfielder (Boston, California, Baltimore), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952-04-06 Marilu Henner, actress (Taxi, Man Who Loved Women, Eve Shade), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952-04-29 Nora Dunn, comedienne (SNL, Miami Blues, Working Girl), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952-05-14 Robert Zemeckis, American film director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestMr. T

1952-05-21 Mr. T, [Lawrence Tureaud], American actor (A-Team, Rocky III, T & T), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actor Mr. T
Actor
Mr. T
  • 1952-07-14 Stan Shaw, actor (Mississippi, Roots Next Generation), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952-10-31 Bernard Edwards, bassist (Chicago-Addicted to Love), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • 1952-11-30 Mandy Patinkin, actor/singer (Yentl, Alien Nation), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953-03-23 Chaka Khan [Yvette Marie Stevens], American singer and songwriter (Rufus, I am Every Woman), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953-03-25 Mary Gross, actress/comedian (SNL, Club Paradise, Feds), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953-04-24 John P. Hiler, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana (1981-91), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953-09-20 Jeff Jones, Canadian rock bassist/vocalist (Red Rider), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-03-14 Adrian Zmed, actor (TJ Hooker, Dance Fever), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-04-10 Peter MacNicol, actor (Chicago Hope, Sophie's Choice), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1954-06-15 James Belushi, comedian (Sat Night Live, Trading Places), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-06-30 Ken Olin, actor (Thirtysomething, Det Quinn-EZ Street), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-07-02 Wendy Schaal, actress (It's a Living, Julie-Fantasy Is), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-07-30 Ken Olin, actor (Hill St Blues, Michael-30 Something), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-08-12 Sam J. Jones [Samuel Gerald], American actor (Flash Gordon, Code Red), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-09-29 Cindy Morgan, [Cichorski], actress (Tron), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-10-26 D. W. Moffett, American actor (Fine Things, Lisa, Chicago Sons), born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • 1954-10-31 Ken Wahl [Anthony Calzaretta], American actor (Wiseguy, The Gladiator, The Wanderers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-11-08 Rickie Lee Jones, singer (Chuck E's in Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-11-19 Tom Scheckel, rock drummer (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-11-20 Steve Dahl, California, Chicago's anti-disco DJ (WLS-FM)
  • 1955-09-10 Charlotte Lewis, basketball player (Olympic silver 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955-11-06 Maria Shriver, American newscaster (Sunday Today) and ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955-12-22 Lonnie Smith, American baseball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-01-07 Rosalyn Bryant, 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-04-27 Dennie Shupryt-Knoop, American beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-07-31 Deval Patrick, 71st Governor of Massachusetts (2007-15), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-07-31 Bill Callahan, American football coach, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-11-07 Judy Tenuta, American comedian, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-11-19 Scott Jacoby, actor (Bad Ronald, Return to Horror High), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957-02-06 Robert Townsend, comedian and actor (Hollywood Shuffle, Ratboy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957-02-18 Bruce Rauner, American politician, Governor of Illinois (2015-), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957-04-10 John M. Ford, American sci-fi author and poet, born in East Chicago, Indiana (d. 2006)
  • 1957-11-10 Jodi Anderson, US long jump champ (1978-81), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957-12-19 Liz Glazowski, playmate (April, 1980), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958-03-09 Jack Kenny, American television writer and producer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958-03-27 Bart Connor, American gymnast and sportscaster (Olympic gold 1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958-03-28 Bart Wayne Conner, American gymnast (Olympic-2 gold-1984), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestMichael Flatley

1958-07-16 Michael Flatley, Irish choreographer (Lord of Dance), born in Chicago, Illinois

Irish Dancer Michael Flatley
Irish Dancer
Michael Flatley
  • 1958-09-12 Gregg Edelman, actor (Green Card), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958-09-20 Marty Schiene, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Illinois Open), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958-09-25 Michael Madsen, actor (Reservoir Dogs, Straight Talk), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958-10-10 John M Grunsfeld, PhD/astronaut (STS 67, 81), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958-12-10 John J York, actor (Mac Scorpio-General Hospital), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958-12-13 Lynn-Holly Johnson, actress (Ice Castles), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestRickey Henderson

1958-12-25 Rickey Henderson, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (MLB stolen base record), born in Chicago, Illinois

MLB Outfielder Rickey Henderson
MLB Outfielder
Rickey Henderson
  • 1959-07-31 Stanley Jordan, American jazz guitarist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959-08-13 Danny Bonaduce, actor (Danny-Partridge Family)/Chicago DJ (WLUP)

Person of interestKirby Puckett

1960-03-14 [Anthony] Kirby Puckett, MLB centerfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)

MLB Center Fielder Kirby Puckett
MLB Center Fielder
Kirby Puckett
  • 1960-04-29 Joseph Guzaldo, actor (Stir Crazy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1960-11-04 Kathy Griffin, American comedienne (Suddenly Susan, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1960-12-03 Daryl Hannah, American actress (Splash, Blade Runner), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961-01-25 Michele Tobin, actress (Fitzpatricks), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961-03-17 Casey Siemaszko, actor (Biloxi Blues, 3 O'Clock High), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961-04-01 Jennifer Runyon, American actress (Cindy-A Very Brady Christmas), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961-04-05 Lisa Zane, American actress, born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestIsiah Thomas

1961-04-30 Isiah Thomas, NBA forward (Detroit Piston; 1990 NBA playoff MVP), born in Chicago, Illinois

NBA Point Guard and Coach Isiah Thomas
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Isiah Thomas
  • 1961-08-06 Mary Lou, Daniels Chicago lL, tennis star
  • 1961-09-11 Virginia Madsen, actress (Dune, Hot Spot, Class), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961-10-31 Doc Rivers, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961-12-11 Darryl Jones, American musician (Rolling Stones), born Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-02-02 Michael T Weiss, actor (Jarod-Pretender, Days of our Lives), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-05-30 Tonya Pinkins, actress (Livia Frye-All My Children), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-07-01 Andre Braugher, American actor (Homicide: Life on the Street, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-07-03 Thomas Gibson, actor (Dr Daniel Nyland-Chicago Hope)
  • 1962-09-22 Rob Stone, actor (Kevin-Mr Belvedere), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-10-05 Mike Conley, triple jumper (Olympic silver 1984), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-10-22 Derrick Waldroup, 198 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-12-19 Jill Talley, American actress (SpongeBob SquarePants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963-01-15 Yaro Dachniwsky, team handball goalie (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963-04-10 Marvin Freeman, American baseball pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963-04-10 Warren DeMartini, American heavy metal musician (Ratt), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963-09-16 Richard Marx, rock musician (Hold on to the Night), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963-11-27 Fisher Stevens, actor (My Science Project, Short Circuit), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963-12-19 Jennifer Beals, actress (Flashdance, Bride), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964-04-11 Bret Saberhagen, American baseball player (Kansas City Royals), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • 1964-04-13 Page Hannah, American actress (Kate Riley-Fame), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964-05-20 Joseph Sinnott Edwards, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964-06-12 Paula Marshall, actress (Lindsay Sutton-Chicago Sons), born in Rockville, Maryland
  • 1964-08-03 Joan E Higginbotham, astronaut, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964-08-06 Lisa Boyle, actress (Showgirls), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964-08-06 Moosie Drier, actor (Laugh-in), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964-08-07 Patti Liscio, golfer (1994 Chicago Challenge-49th), born in Santa Maria, California

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