Chicago in History (Part 6)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 591 of 591

  • 1964-08-30 Joan Bennett, playmate (January, 1985), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964-12-05 Pablo Morales, American butterfly swimmer (Olympic 3 gold/2 silver-1984, 92), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964-12-23 Andy Gabel, short track skater (Olympics 1994), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1965-02-07 Jason Gedrick, actor (Heavenly Kid, Class of '96), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestJohn C. Reilly

1965-05-24 John C. Reilly, American actor (Chicago, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1965-06-04 Andrea Jaeger, tennis player (retired as a teenager), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1965-06-21 Lana [formally Larry] Wachowski, American film director (Matrix trilogy), born in Chicago Illinois
  • 1965-08-25 Kathleen Horvath, tennis player (French Open Jr 1980), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1965-09-04 Terri Lynn Doss, playmate (Jul, 1988), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestJill Soloway

1965-09-26 Jill Soloway, American writer and director (Afternoon Delight), born in Chicago, Illinois

Television Writer and Director Jill Soloway
Television Writer and Director
Jill Soloway
  • 1965-10-28 Jami Gertz, actress (Less the Zero, Crossroads, Solarbabies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966-02-24 Billy Zane, actor (Titanic, Dead Calm), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966-05-11 Trenidad Hubbard, MBA outfielder (Colorado Rockies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966-06-28 John Cusack, American actor (Stand By Me, Sure Thing, Better Off Dead), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966-12-02 Rob Sullivan, Canadian Tour golfer (1991 Tri-City Pro-Am), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967-01-08 Hollis Conway, high jumper (Olympics-silv/bronze-88, 92), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestBilly Corgan

1967-03-17 Billy Corgan, American musician (Smashing Pumpkins), born in Chicago, Illinois

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan
  • 1967-05-11 Kenneth Gould, Welterweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967-05-29 Bill Risley, pitcher (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967-05-31 Kenny Lofton, E Chicago Indiana, outfielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1967-06-27 Michelle Torres, American tennis star, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967-12-29 Lilly [formerly Andy] Wachowski, American film director (Matrix trilogy), born in Chicago Illinois
  • 1968-01-21 Charlotte Ross, actress (Eve-Days of Our Lives), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-03-29 Chris Calloway, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-05-28 Tomas P Pukstys, javelin thrower (Olympic 8th 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-06-18 John Lumkes, 3k steeplechase runner, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-07-01 Roshumba Williams, model (Bride), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-08-09 Gillian Anderson, actress (The X-Files, Bleak House), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-11-30 DuShon Monique Brown, American actor (Prison Break, Connie-Chicago Fire), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2018)
  • 1968-12-22 Lauralee "Bug" Bell, US actress (Cricket-Young & Restless), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestR. Kelly

1969-01-08 R. Kelly [Robert Sylvester Kelly], American R&B singer (I Wish I Could Fly), born in Chicago, Illinois

R&B Singer R. Kelly
R&B Singer
R. Kelly
  • 1969-02-06 April Lerman, actress (Lila-Charles in Charge), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestMellody Hobson

1969-04-03 Mellody Hobson, American businesswoman (Chairman of Dreamworks Animation), born in Chicago, Illinois

Chairman of Dreamworks Animation Mellody Hobson
Chairman of Dreamworks Animation
Mellody Hobson
  • 1969-07-08 Ernie Young, outfielder (Oakland A's), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970-01-13 Shonda Rhimes, American screenwriter/creator (Grey's Anatomy, Scandal), born in Chicago Illinois

Person of interestQueen Latifah

1970-03-18 Queen Latifah [Dana Owen], American rapper and actress Living Single, Chicago), born in Newark, New Jersey

Singer, Rapper, & Actress Queen Latifah
Singer, Rapper, & Actress
Queen Latifah
  • 1970-08-09 Thomas Lennon, American actor and producer (Night at the Museum, Memento), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971-01-01 Bridget Pettis, American Basketball player (WNBA guard for Phoenix Mercury), born in East Chicago, Indiana
  • 1971-07-06 Kari Kupcinet, actress (Julie Sanderson-Young & Restless), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971-08-10 Sal Fasano, catcher (KC Royals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971-09-29 Ray Buchanan, American NFL center (Indianapolis Colts), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971-12-28 William Gates, American basketball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972-01-27 Bryant Young, American football defensive tackle (San Francisco 49ers), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois
  • 1972-05-03 Shonie Carter, American MMA fighter, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972-06-19 Robin Tunney, American actress (The Mentalist), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972-08-09 Robert Peal, American dance skater (with Margot Contois), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972-08-18 Nate Jones, heavyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972-08-21 Johnnie Harris, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972-11-01 Jenny McCarthy, playmate (Oct, 1993)/host (Singled Out), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972-12-05 Cliff Floyd, outfielder/1st base (Montreal Expos), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972-12-19 Rosa Blasi, American actress, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973-01-12 Prashant Bhargava, American filmmaker (Patang), born in Chicago (d. 2015)
  • 1973-03-13 Trezelle Jenkins, American NFL tackle (KC Chiefs), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973-03-24 Chip McCaw, volleyball setter (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973-08-01 Tempestt Bledsoe, actress (Vanessa Huxtable-Cosby Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973-08-28 Theaster Gates, American installation artist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973-12-11 Erin Moorad, pairs skater (& Richard Gillam), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1974-02-24 Simeon Rice, American football defensive end (Arizona Cardinals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1974-06-24 Carrie Zarse, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1974-07-19 Vincent Spadea, tennis star, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1975-04-01 Magdalena Maleeva, Sofia Bulgaria, tennis star (1995 Chicago Moscow)
  • 1975-04-03 Thomas Hamilton, American NBA center (Boston Celtics), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1975-04-03 Aries Spears, American comedian (MadTV), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1976-05-22 Christian Vande Velde, cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1976-06-07 David Diaz, American light welterweight boxer (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1976-12-04 John Lee, dance skater (& Julia Bikbova), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977-02-07 Hillary Wolf, extra lightweight judoka (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977-04-04 Omarr Smith, American football defensive back, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977-09-05 Nazr Mohammed, American basketball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977-12-15 Larissa Fontaine, gymnast (alt-Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1978-02-16 Caroline Hunt, rhythmic gymnast (US team-96), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestDavid Krumholtz

1978-05-15 David Krumholtz, American actor (Billy Kulchak-Chicago Sons), born in NYC, New York

  • 1978-08-21 Reuben Droughns, American football player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1979-04-12 Jennifer Morrison, American actress (Once Upon a Time, House), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1980-09-13 Ben Savage, actor (Little Monsters, Wild Palms), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1980-12-03 Anna Chlumsky, actress (My Girl), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1981-02-23 Charles Tillman, American football cornerback, born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestJennifer Hudson

1981-09-12 Jennifer Hudson, American actress and singer (Dreamgirls), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress and Singer Jennifer Hudson
Actress and Singer
Jennifer Hudson
  • 1981-11-15 Natalie Lacuesta, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1984-05-17 Lena Waithe, American screenwriter, actress and producer (Master of None), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1984-08-01 Bastian Schweinsteiger, German football player (Chicago Fire, German national team), born in Kolbermoor, West Germany
  • 1984-09-09 Farrah Gray, American entrepreneur and author (Reallionaire), born in Chicago
  • 1986-11-08 Aaron H. Swartz, computer programmer and internet activist (Demand Progress), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1987-08-08 Kim Chi [Sang-Young Shin], Korean-American drag queen, artist, and reality television personality (RuPaul's Drag Race), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1988-10-04 Derrick Rose, American basketball player (NY Knicks, Cleveland Cavaliers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1990-03-28 Laura Harrier, American model and actress (Spider-Man: Homecoming), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1990-07-28 Soulja Boy [DeAndre Cortez Way], American rapper, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1992-04-04 Alexa Nikolas, American actress (Zoey 101), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestChance the Rapper

1993-04-16 rapper">Chance the Rapper [Chancellor J Bennett], American rapper and record producer (Acid Rap, Coloring Book), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1998-07-04 Malia Obama, American daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 2001-06-10 Sasha [Natasha] Obama, American daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama, born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths