Chicago in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 792

  • 1938-04-06 Roy Thinnes, actor (Invaders, Falcon Crest, Gen Hospital), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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)

Phil Everly

1939-01-19 Phil Everly, American rock and roll singer-guitarist (The Everly Brothers - "Bye, Bye Love"; "Wake Up Little Susie"; "When WIll I Be Loved"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2014)

  • 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, American 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)

Herbie 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

  • 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 (Rosemary Timothy) "Timi" Yuro, American R&B and soul singer-songwriter ("Hurt"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1940-08-11 Kip King, actor (Charlie & Company), born in Chicago, Illinois

Raquel Welch

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

  • 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"; "Have You Seen Her"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • 1940-12-25 Peter Brown, rocker, born in Chicago, Illinois

Emmett Till

1941-07-25 Emmett Till, American lynching victim, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1955)

  • 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

John Wayne Gacy

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

  • 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)

Harrison Ford

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

  • 1942-07-13 (Jim) "Roger" McGuinn, American folk-rock guitarist, and singer-songwriter (The Byrds - "Turn! Turn! Turn!"; "Eight Miles High"), born in Chicago, Illinois

Michael Crichton

1942-10-23 Michael Crichton, American novelist (Andromeda Strain, Congo, Looker) and filmmaker (Jurassic Park, ER), 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)

Bobby Fischer

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

  • 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 and lobbyist (Rep-D-IL, 1975-93), 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)

Robert Hanssen

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

  • 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, American Chicago radio personality, born in Detroit. Michigan
  • 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)

Tony La Russa

1944-10-04 Tony La Russa, American Baseball Hall of Fame infielder and manager (Chicago, Oakland, St. Louis), born in Tampa, Florida

  • 1944-10-13 Robert Lamm, American keyboardist, songwriter, and vocalist (Chicago - "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?": "Beginnings"; "Saturday in the Park"), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1944-10-23 Warren Burton, American 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 (Groundhog Day), 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, and vocalist (Chicago - "Make Me Smile"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)
  • 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, American 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 entertaiment executive (president of Walt Disney Company, 1995-97; co-founder of Creative Artists Agency, 1975-95), 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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