Chicago in History (Part 6)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 792

  • 1947-01-24 Warren Zevon, American rock singer-songwriter, and piano player ("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, American rock guitarist (American Breed - "Bend Me, Shape Me"; Three Dog Night - "Joy To The World"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1947-05-21 Bill Champlin, American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and producer (Chicago, 1981-2009; 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 (The Buckinghams - "Kind Of A Drag"), 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

Hillary 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

  • 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

David Mamet

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

  • 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"; "You Never Even Called Me by My Name"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 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, and singer (SNL; Animal House; The 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, American actor (Big Chill, Someone to Watch Over Me), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1949-08-13 Cliff Fish, English bassist (Paper Lace - "The Night Chicago Died"), born in Ripley, Derbyshire
  • 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, American 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, American College Football HOF running back (Purdue; All-Pro 1974; Pro Bowl 1974, 76; Denver Broncos), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2021)
  • 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 White Sox), 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-songwriter, accordionist (Neil Young; Grin; E Street Band, since 1984), and tap dancer, born in Chicago, Illinois

Robin 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)

  • 1951-07-25 Verdine White, American soul-funk, and R&B bassist songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire - "Mighty, Mighty"; "That's The Way Of The World"), and philanthropist, 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
  • 1952-05-14 Robert Zemeckis, American film director (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future), born in Chicago, Illinois

Mr. T

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

  • 1952-07-01 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • 1952-07-14 Stan Shaw, American 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 stage and screen actor (Yentl, The Princess Bride, Homeland), and singer (Sunday in the Park with George; Evita), 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
  • 1954-07-02 Wendy Schaal, American actress (It's a Living, Julie-Fantasy Is), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1954-07-30 Ken Olin, American actor (Thirtysomething; Brothers & Sisters), and director (Alias; This Is Us), 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], American 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 Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter ("Chuck E's In Love"; "We Belong Together"), 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 White Sox), born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 2021)
  • 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 MLB baseball outfielder, 1978-94; (Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, and 3 other teams), WS wins with 3 different teams, 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
  • 1956-06-07 Robert Dover, American equestrian dressage (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois

Dorothy Hamill

1956-07-26 Dorothy Hamill, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1976), 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 college football and NFL coach (Nebraska; Oakland Raiders), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-08-18 Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, American musician, born in Chicago, Illinois

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