Chicago in History (Part 6)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 799

  • 1947-01-24 Warren Zevon, American rock singer-songwriter & musician (Werewolves of London, Lawyers, Guns and Money, Excitable Boy), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1947-02-13 Mike Krzyzewski, US basketball coach, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-02-18 Dennis De Young, American rock vocalist (Styx, 1970-99 - "Come Sail Away"; "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
  • 1947-05-21 William "Bill" Champlin, American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and producer (Chicago, Sons of Champlin), born in Oakland, California
  • 1947-05-24 Cynthia Plaster Caster [Cynthia Albritton], American artist who made plaster casts of celebrity penises and breasts, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-06-21 Michael Gross, American actor (Family Ties, FBI murders), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-07-30 John Siomos, American rock drummer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1947-08-21 Carl Giammarese, American rock guitarist (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-08-23 Rex Allen Jr, American country singer (Nashville on the Road), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-10-12 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

US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
US Secretary of State, Senator and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • 1947-11-08 Minnie Ripperton, American singer (Loving You), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-11-13 Joe Mantegna, American actor (House of Games, Weeds), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestDavid Mamet

1947-11-30 David Mamet, American playwright (Speed the Plow, House of Games), born in Chicago, Illinois

Playwright David Mamet
Playwright
David Mamet
  • 1947-12-07 Vincent Baggetta, American actor (Lou-Chicago Story), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1948-04-04 Berry Oakley, American rocker and bass player (The Allman Brothers Band), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • 1948-05-04 Hurley Haywood, American auto racer (24 Hours of Le Mans 1977, 83, 94; 24 Hours of Daytona 1973, 75, 77, 79, 91), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948-07-25 Steve Goodman, American folk singer and songwriter (City of New Orleans), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1948-08-13 Cliff Fish, English bassist (Paper Lace - The Night Chicago Died), born in Ripley, Derbyshire
  • 1948-08-28 Daniel "Danny" Seraphine, American rock drummer (Chicago, 1969-90 - "25 or 6 to 4"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948-10-17 George Wendt, American actor (Norm in Cheers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1948-11-16 Bonnie Greer, American-British playwright and critic, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949-01-24 John Belushi, American comedian & actor (SNL: Animal House: Blues Brothers), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1982)
  • 1949-01-28 Gregg Popovich, American basketball coach and general manager (San Antonio Spurs; most wins in NBA history), born in East Chicago, Indiana
  • 1949-04-01 Gill Scott-Heron, American poet, singer, and pianist ("Whitey On The Moon"; “Johannesburg"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • 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, American actress (Inserts, Stardust Memories), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949-10-25 Brian Kerwin, American actor (Chisholms, King Kong Lives, Lobo), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949-11-14 James "J.Y." Young, American rock guitarist (Styx), 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)
  • 1950-01-20 Edward Hirsch, American poet, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950-02-26 Jonathan Cain, American rock guitarist & keyboardist (Journey, Babys), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950-03-20 Tom Towles, American actor (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1950-04-15 Amy Wright, American actress (Inside Moves, Accidental Tourist), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950-04-17 L. Scott Caldwell, American actress (Rose-Lost), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950-04-17 Kevin Porter, American basketball point guard (NBA assists leader 1975, 78-79, 81), 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, American actress (Uncle Buck, Twice in a Lifetime), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950-11-11 Otis Armstrong, NFL running back (Denver Broncos), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950-11-21 Gary Pihl, American guitarist (Sammy Hagar), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1950-11-26 Jorge Orta, Mexican baseball second baseman and outfielder (MLB All Star 1975, 80; Chicago WS), born in Mazatlán, Mexico
  • 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
  • 1951-06-11 Mark D. Siljander, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan (1981-87), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951-06-13 Jonathan Hogan, actor (House on Carroll St), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951-06-21 Nils Lofgren, American guitarist, singer and 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
  • 1951-07-25 Verdine White, American bassist (Earth, Wind & Fire), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1951-09-02 Michael Gray, American actor (Shazam!, Brian Keith Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952-02-03 Fred Lynn, American 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
  • 1952-07-01 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • 1952-07-14 Stan Shaw, actor (Mississippi, Roots Next Generation), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952-10-08 Edward Zwick, American film director (Shakespeare in Love), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952-10-31 Bernard Edwards, bassist (Chicago-Addicted to Love), born in Greenville, North Carolina
  • 1952-11-08 Christie Ann Hefner, American businesswoman, CEO of Playboy Enterprises (1988-2009) and daughter of Hugh Hefner, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1952-11-30 Mandy Patinkin, American actor and singer (Yentl, The Princess Bride, Homeland), 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
  • 1953-09-07 Michael Byron, American classical composer (Tidal), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953-09-20 Jeff Jones, Canadian rock bassist/vocalist (Red Rider), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953-11-08 John Musker, American animation director (Moana), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1953-12-05 Larry Zbyszko [Living Legend, Whistler], American professional wrestler (WCW/AWA/NWA/WWF), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-04-10 Peter MacNicol, actor (Chicago Hope, Sophie's Choice), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1954-05-05 Dave Spector, American television personality and commentator, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-05-10 Michael Hagerty, American actor (Overboard, Inspector Gadget), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-06-15 James Belushi, American comedian (Saturday Night Live, Trading Places), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-06-30 Ken Olin, American actor (Thirtysomething, Det Quinn-EZ Street), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-07-02 Wendy Schaal, American actress (It's a Living, Julie-Fantasy Is), 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, American singer-songwriter ("Chuck E's In Love"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-11-19 Tom Scheckel, American rock drummer (Buckinghams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-11-20 Steve Dahl, American radio host, Chicago's anti-disco DJ (WLS-FM), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1954-12-20 Sandra Cisneros, American writer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955-01-01 LaMarr Hoyt, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1983; AL wins leader 1982-83; Chicago WS), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1955-02-13 Joe Birkett, American lawyer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955-08-07 Greg Nickels, American politician (Mayor of Seattle, 2002–), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955-11-06 Maria Shriver, American newscaster (Sunday Today) and ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955-12-10 Jacquelyn Mitchard, American journalist and novelist (The Deep End of the Ocean), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955-12-22 Lonnie Smith, American baseball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-01-07 Rosalyn Bryant, American 4x400m runner (Olympic silver 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-02-01 Exene Cervenka, American musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-04-27 Dennie Shupryt-Knoop, American beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-06-07 Robert Dover, American equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestDorothy Hamill

1956-07-26 Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1976), born in Chicago, Illinois

Figure Skater Dorothy Hamill
Figure Skater
Dorothy Hamill
  • 1956-07-31 Deval Patrick, 71st Governor of Massachusetts (2007-15), born in Chicago, Illinois

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