Chicago in History (Part 8)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 799 of 799

  • 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
  • 1969-02-06 April Lerman, American 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

Person of interestShonda Rhimes

1970-01-13 Shonda Rhimes, American television producer and series creator (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal), born in Chicago Illinois

TV Producer Shonda Rhimes
TV Producer
Shonda Rhimes

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 and Actress Queen Latifah
Singer, Rapper and Actress
Queen Latifah
  • 1970-04-25 Corwin Brown, American NFL safety (NY Jets, NE Patriots), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970-05-24 Jeff Zgonina, American NFL defensive tackle (Carolina Panthers, Packers, Rams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970-06-26 Sean Hayes, American actor (Will & Grace), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970-08-09 Thomas Lennon, American actor and producer (Night at the Museum, Memento), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1970-10-13 Mel Jackson, African-American actor (Soul Food) and R&B musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971-01-01 Bridget Pettis, American basketball guard (WNBA champion 2007, 09 assistant coach, Phoenix Mercury), born in East Chicago, Indiana
  • 1971-01-20 Johnny Mitchell, American football tight end (NY Jets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971-07-06 Kari Kupcinet, American actress (Julie Sanderson-Young & Restless), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971-08-10 Sal Fasano, catcher (KC Royals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971-09-11 Markos Moulitsas, American blogger and author (Daily Kos), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971-09-29 Ray Buchanan, American NFL center (Indianapolis Colts), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971-11-23 Ashraf Amaya, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1971-12-28 William Gates, American basketball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972-01-18 Steven Conley, American football linebacker (Pittsburgh Steelers), 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, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972-08-21 Johnnie Harris, CFL linebacker (Toronto Argonauts), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972-09-06 Justina Machado, Puerto Rican actress (Six Feet Under), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972-11-01 Jenny McCarthy, American model (Playboy playmate Oct, 1993), TV personality (The View), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972-11-27 Jason Burns, American NFL running back (Cin Bengals), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1972-12-05 Cliff Floyd, MLB outfielder and 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, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1973-01-25 Ace Steel [Christopher Guy], American professional wrestler, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973-03-24 Chip McCaw, volleyball setter (Olympics 1996), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973-08-01 Tempestt Bledsoe, American actress (Vanessa Huxtable-Cosby Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973-08-28 Matthew John Armstrong, American actor (American Dreams), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973-08-28 Theaster Gates, American installation artist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973-09-26 Marty Casey, American singer (Lovehammers), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1973-12-11 Erin Moorad, America pairs skater (with partner Richard Gillam), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1974-01-15 Ray King, American baseball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1974-01-19 Frank Caliendo, American comedian & impressionist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1974-02-24 Simeon Rice, American NFL defensive end (Super Bowl 2002, Tampa Bay Buccaneers; 3-time Pro Bowl), 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, Bulgarian tennis player (10 x WTA titles; World #4 1996), born in Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 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
  • 1975-09-08 Larenz Tate, American actor, 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
  • 1976-07-09 Fred Savage, American actor (Kevin-Wonder Years, Vice Versa), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977-02-05 Ahmad Merritt, American football player, 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
  • 1977-08-23 Nicole Bobeck, American figure skater (US Champ 1995), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977-09-05 Nazr Mohammed, American basketball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1977-10-13 Kiele Sanchez, American actress (The Glades), 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
  • 1978-10-26 CM Punk, American professional wrestler and mixed martial artist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1978-11-01 Mary Kate Schellhardt, American actress (What's Eating Gilbert Grape), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1978-11-20 Nadine Velazquez, American actress and model, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1979-04-09 Keith Nobbs, American actor (Phone Booth), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1979-04-12 Jennifer Morrison, American actress (Once Upon a Time, House), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1979-06-25 Katie Doyle, American actress (The Hillz) and reality television star, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1980-02-05 Prince Peter, American-born Yugoslav royalty, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1980-04-13 Quentin Richardson, American basketball player, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1980-09-13 Ben Savage, American actor (Little Monsters, Wild Palms), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1980-12-03 Anna Chlumsky, American actress (My Girl, Veep), 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
  • 1982-08-13 Shani Davis, American speed skater (Olympic gold 2006, 10), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1982-08-26 John Mulaney, American comedian, writer and actor (Saturday Night Live), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1983-01-05 Sean Dockery, American basketball player, 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, Illinois
  • 1986-09-14 A.J. Trauth, American actor (Even Stevens), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1986-11-08 Aaron H. Swartz, computer programmer and internet activist (Demand Progress), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1986-11-26 Trevor Morgan, American actor (Genius), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1987-03-14 Robert Clark, American-Canadian actor (The Zack Files), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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 point guard (NBA Draft 2008 #1 overall pick Chicago Bulls; NBA MVP 2011; NBA All-Star 2010–12), 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
  • 1993-03-11 Anthony Davis, American basketball center (2012 NBA Draft: #1 pick New Orleans Pelicans), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestChance the Rapper

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

  • 1993-09-10 Sam Kerr, Australian football player (Chicago Red Stars), born in East Fremantle, Australia
  • 1994-02-20 Brigid Kosgei, Kenyan athlete (marathon world record 2019; Chicago Marathon 2018-9, London Marathon 2019), born in Kenya
  • 1995-11-16 Noah Gray-Cabey, American child actor, born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestStefanie Scott

1996-12-06 Stefanie Scott, American actress (Quinn Brenner-Insidious: Chapter 3) and singer (New Girl in Town), born in Chicago, Illinois

Actress and Singer Stefanie Scott
Actress and Singer
Stefanie Scott
  • 1998-07-04 Malia Obama, American daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1998-12-02 Juice Wrld [Jarad Higgins], American rapper and singer-songwriter (All Girls Are the Same, Lucid Dreams), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • 2001-06-10 Sasha [Natasha] Obama, American daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama, born in Chicago, Illinois

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