Evanston in History

Historical Events

  • 1895-11-28 America's 1st auto race organised by the "Chicago Times-Herald" Chicago to Evanston and back; 6 cars, 55 miles, winner avg 7 MPH

Famous Birthdays

  • 1897-12-13 Drew Pearson, newscaster (Drew Pearson), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1913-01-02 Gardner Read, composer, born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1913-07-08 Walter Kerr, American actor and drama critic (Sad Clowns), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • 1922-06-04 Irwin Bazelon, composer (Duo for Viola), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1928-11-15 William Heirens, serial killer (Lipstick Killer), born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1929-02-24 Richard B Shull, actor (Diana, Holmes & Yoyo), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1930-10-08 James Olsen, actor (Andromeda Strain, Spell), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1935-07-09 Ronnie Burns, adopted son of George Burns, born in Evanston, Illinois

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1937-09-02 Peter Ueberroth, American organizer of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics and commissioner of baseball (1984-89), born in Evanston, Illinois

Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball Peter Ueberroth
Olympic Executive and Commissioner of Baseball
Peter Ueberroth
  • 1944-04-29 Jim Hart, NFL quarterback (St Louis Cardinals), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1946-02-27 Mary-Claire King, American human geneticist (breast cancer genes), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1946-11-10 Bill Bryson, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Evanston, Illinois

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1950-09-21 Bill Murray, American actor and comedian (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters), born in Evanston, Illinois

Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Actor/Comedian
Bill Murray
  • 1956-01-20 John Phillips Naber, swimmer (Olympic-4 gold/silver-76), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1960-04-10 Julie Fulton, actress (Lime Steel), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1960-10-18 Emily Arth, playmate (Jun, 1988), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1961-07-18 Elizabeth McGovern, actress (Once Upon a Time in Amer), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1962-10-11 Joan Cusack, American actress (Working Girl, SNL, Addams Family Values), born in Evanston Illinois
  • 1964-01-26 Cathy Podewell, American actress (Cally Harper Ewing-Dallas), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1964-11-29 Kris Kamm, actor (Stuart Rosebrock-Coach), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1964-12-23 Eddie Vedder, American heavy metal singer (Pearl Jam-Justine), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1968-09-20 Chris Waller, gymnast (Olympics-96), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1970-02-15 Nathaniel Mills, speed skater (Olympics-1994), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1970-09-24 Jeanette Kollasch, WPVA volleyballer (Pismo-17th-1995), born in Evanston, Illinois

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1973-12-28 Seth Meyers, American actor, comedian, writer and producer (Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live), born in Evanston,, Illinois

Comedian and Writer Seth Meyers
Comedian and Writer
Seth Meyers
  • 1977-12-27 Kate Nelson, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics-96), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1980-09-10 Timothy Goebel, figure skater (1996 National Jr champ), born in Evanston, Illinois

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1984-04-27 Patrick Stump, American musician (Fall Out Boy), born in Evanston, Illinois

Musician Patrick Stump
Musician
Patrick Stump