Chicago in History (Part 7)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 792

  • 1956-09-08 Maurice Cheeks, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Philadelphia '76ers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-11-07 Judy Tenuta, American comedian, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-11-19 Scott Jacoby, American actor (Bad Ronald, Return to Horror High), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957-02-06 Robert Townsend, American comedian & actor (Hollywood Shuffle, Ratboy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957-02-18 Bruce Rauner, American politician (Governor of Illinois, 2015–19), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957-04-10 John M. Ford, American sci-fi author and poet, born in East Chicago, Indiana (d. 2006)
  • 1957-12-10 Michael Clarke Duncan, American actor (The Green Mile), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1958-03-09 Jack Kenny, American television writer and producer (Warehouse 13), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958-03-28 Bart Conner, American gymnast (Olympic-2 gold-1984), born in Chicago, Illinois

Michael Flatley

1958-07-16 Michael Flatley, Irish-American dancer-choreographer (Riverdance; Lord of Dance), flute player, and filmmaker, born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1958-09-12 Gregg Edelman, American actor (Green Card), 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
  • 1958-10-30 Ramona d'Viola, American cyclist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958-12-10 John J. York, American actor (Mac Scorpio-General Hospital), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958-12-13 Lynn-Holly Johnson, American actress (Ice Castles), born in Chicago, Illinois

Rickey Henderson

1958-12-25 Rickey Henderson, American Baseball HOF outfielder (10 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1989, 93; AL MVP 1990; MLB stolen bases record 1,406; Oakland A's, NY Yankees), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1959-01-30 Jody Watley, American R&B singer (Shalamar; "Looking For a New Love"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959-05-01 Eddie Johnson, American basketball guard/forward (NBA Sixth Man of the Year 1989; Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959-05-22 Ed Fry, American actor (Larry-As the World Turns, Adam Cory-Another World), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959-07-31 Stanley Jordan, American jazz guitarist (Magic Touch), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959-08-13 (Dante) "Danny" Bonaduce, American actor, fictional bassist (Partridge Family - "Danny"), and radio personality, born in Broomall, Pennsylvania
  • 1959-09-18 Mark Romanek, American filmmaker (One Hour Photo), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959-10-17 Richard Roeper, American columnist and film critic, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959-12-10 Mark Aguirre, American NBA forward (Detroit Pistons), born in Chicago, Illinois

Kirby Puckett

1960-03-14 [Anthony] Kirby Puckett, American MLB centerfielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)

  • 1960-04-29 Joseph Guzaldo, American 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
  • 1960-12-09 Terry Moran, American journalist (Senior National Correspondent at ABC News), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961-01-25 Michele Tobin, American actress (Fitzpatricks), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961-03-17 Casey Siemaszko, American 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
  • 1961-04-17 Frank J. Christensen, American labor leader, born in Chicago, Illinois

Isiah Thomas

1961-04-30 Isiah Thomas, American NBA point guard (Detroit Pistons; 1990 NBA playoff MVP), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 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
  • 1961-10-13 Doc Rivers, American NBA guard, 1983-96 (Atlanta Hawks and 3 other teams), and head coach, 1999-present (Orlando Magic (NBA Coach of the Year, 2000); Boston Celtics; LA Clippers; Philadelphia 76ers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961-12-11 Darryl Jones, American bass player (Sting; Rolling Stones, 1993-present), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-01-25 Chris Chelios, American ice hockey player (3-time Stanley Cup winner), born in 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, American actor (Dr Daniel Nyland-Chicago Hope), born in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1962-08-04 Lori Lightfoot, American lawyer and politician, 1st female African American Mayor of Chicago (2019-), born in Massillon, Ohio
  • 1962-09-07 Jennifer Egan, American novelist (A Visit from the Goon Squad), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-09-22 Rob Stone, American actor (Kevin-Mr Belvedere), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-10-05 Mike Conley Sr., American athlete (Olympic gold triple jump 1992; World C'ship gold 1993), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-12-19 Jill Talley, American actress (SpongeBob SquarePants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963-01-15 Yaro Dachniwsky, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963-04-10 Warren DeMartini, American heavy metal guitarist (Ratt), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963-09-16 Richard Marx, American rock musician ("Hold on to the Night"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1963-11-27 Fisher Stevens, American actor (My Science Project, Short Circuit), 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 (Fame - "Kate Riley"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964-05-20 Joseph Sinnott Edwards, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964-06-12 Paula Marshall, American 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
  • 1964-10-07 Dan Savage, American sex-columnist and author, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964-12-05 Pablo Morales, American swimmer (Olympic gold 4x100m medley relay 1984, 92; 100m butterfly 1992), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1964-12-23 Andy Gabel, American short track skater (Olympics 1994), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1965-02-07 Jason Gedrick, actor (Heavenly Kid, Class of '96), born in Chicago, Illinois

John 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, American tennis player (10 WTA titles), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1965-06-21 Lana [formally Larry] Wachowski, American film director (Matrix trilogy), born in Chicago Illinois
  • 1965-07-19 Stuart Scott, American sportscaster (ESPN), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1965-08-25 Kathy Horvath, American tennis player (World #10 1984, 6 WTA titles), born in Chicago, Illinois

Jill Soloway

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

  • 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, American MLB 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
  • 1966-07-07 Neil Tobin, American magician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967-01-08 Hollis Conway, American athlete (Olympic high jump silver 1988, bronze 1992; World Indoor C'ship gold 1991), born in Chicago, Illinois

R. Kelly

1967-01-08 (Robert) "R." Kelly, American R&B singer-songwriter ("I Wish I Could Fly"), record producer, and convicted sex offender, born in Chicago, Illinois

Billy Corgan

1967-03-17 Billy Corgan, American rock singer-songwriter and musician (Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness), born in Chicago, Illinois

  • 1967-05-11 Kenneth Gould, Welterweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1988), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967-05-31 Kenny Lofton, American MLB outfielder (Cleveland Indians), born in East Chicago, Indiana
  • 1967-06-27 Michelle Torres, American tennis star, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967-11-23 Salli Richardson, American actress (Posse), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1967-12-29 Lilly [formerly Andy] Wachowski, American film director (Matrix trilogy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-01-20 Nick Anderson, American basketball player (Orlando Magic), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-01-21 Charlotte Ross, actress (Eve-Days of Our Lives), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-01-30 Bob Nardella, Italian-American ice hockey defenseman (Team Italy 1998, Chicago Wolves), born in Melrose Park, Illinois
  • 1968-03-29 Chris Calloway, American NFL wide receiver (NY Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-05-25 Kendall Gill, American NBA guard & forward (NJ Nets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-05-28 Tomas P Pukstys, javelin thrower (Olympics 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 Pro Football HOF tight end (3 x Super Bowl winner Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens; 4 × First-team All-Pro; 8 x Pro Bowl) and broadcaster (Fox Sports, CBS Sports), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-08-01 Roshumba Williams, American model (Bride), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-08-09 Gillian Anderson, American actress (The X-Files, Bleak House), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-11-05 Bob Dahl, American NFL guard (Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns), 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, American actress (Cricket-Young & Restless), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1969-01-25 Nolan Harrison, American football defensive lineman (Oakland Raiders, Pitt Steelers), born in Chicago, Illinois

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