Chicago in History (Part 6)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 660

  • 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
  • 1958-03-27 Bart Conner, American parallel bars gymnast (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, American 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, American actor (Reservoir Dogs, Straight Talk), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958-10-10 John M. Grunsfeld, American physicist and 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
  • 1959-05-01 Eddie Johnson, American basketball guard/forward (NBA Sixth Man of the Year 1989), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959-07-31 Stanley Jordan, American jazz guitarist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959-08-13 Danny Bonaduce, actor (Danny-Partridge Family)/Chicago DJ (WLUP)
  • 1959-10-17 Richard Roeper, American columnist and film critic, born in Chicago, Illinois

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, American 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)
  • 1962-09-07 Jennifer Egan, American novelist (A Visit from the Goon Squad), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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
  • 1963-12-30 Chandler Burr, American author, 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, American engineer and NASA 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
  • 1964-08-30 Joan Bennett, American actress and 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
  • 1968-06-15 Adam Rapp, American playwright and author (Red Light Winter), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-06-18 John Lumkes, 3k steeplechase runner, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-06-26 Shannon Sharpe, American NFL tight end (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), 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
  • 1970-06-01 Raylee Johnson, Amerian NFL defensive end (San Diego Chargers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970-06-26 Sean Hayes, American actor (Will & Grace), born in Chicago, Illinois

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