Illinois in History (Part 4)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 480

  • 1953-05-03 Bruce Hall, American rock bassist (Reo Speedwagon), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • 1953-05-25 D. A. Weibring Jr., American golfer (Senior Players Championship 2008), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • 1953-09-05 Paulie Carmen, American rock vocalist (Champaign), born in Champaign, Illinois

John MalkovichJohn Malkovich (68 years old)

1953-12-09 American actor (The Killing Fields; Dangerous Liaisons), born in Christopher, Illinois

  • 1954-07-16 Jeanette Mott Oxford, American activist and politician, born in Eldorado, Illinois
  • 1954-08-20 Quinn Buckner, American College Basketball Hall of Fame point guard (Indiana Uni; Olympic gold 1976; Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers) and coach (Dallas Mavericks), born in Phoenix, Illinois
  • 1955-02-12 Bill Laswell, American bassist and record producer, born in Salem, Illinois
  • 1955-03-17 Gary Sinise, American actor (Apollo 13, CSI: NY, Forrest Gump), born in Blue Island Illinois
  • 1955-05-05 Melinda Culea, American actress (A-Team, Brotherly Love), born in Western Springs, Illinois
  • 1955-06-16 Laurie Metcalf, American actress (Roseanne, Ladybird), born in Carbonville, Illinois
  • 1955-09-16 Robin Yount, American Baseball HOF shortstop/center fielder (AL MVP 1982, 89; 3 x MLB All Star; Milwaukee Brewers; 3,142 hits), born in Danville, Illinois
  • 1955-10-27 Debra Bowen, American politician, 31st Secretary of State of California (2007-15), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1955-11-14 Jack Sikma, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Kankalee, Illinois
  • 1956-01-20 John Phillips Naber, American swimmer (Olympic-4 gold/silver-76), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1956-05-04 Ken Oberkfell, American baseball player, born in Highland, Illinois
  • 1956-06-27 Brad Childress, American football coach, born in Aurora, Illinois
  • 1956-08-20 Joan Allen, American actress (Peggy Sue Got Married, Tucker, In Country), born in Rochelle, Illinois
  • 1956-09-20 Gary Cole, American actor (Pineapple Express, Midnight Caller), born in Park Ridge, Illinois
  • 1956-12-30 Suzy Bogguss, American country singer ("Drive South"; "I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart"), born in Aledo, Illinois
  • 1957-01-25 Jeff Gossett, American football punter (Oakland Raiders), born in Charleston, Illinois
  • 1957-07-23 Larry Stefanki, American tennis star, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • 1957-07-29 Virginia Maria "Ginni" Rometty, American chairwoman, president and CEO of IBM, born in Chigago, Illinois
  • 1957-09-04 Patricia Tallman, American actress, born in Pontiac, Illinois
  • 1957-10-11 Paul Sereno, American paleontologist (discovered several new dinosaur species), born in Aurora, Illinois
  • 1958-05-31 Gary Hallberg, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Berwyn, Illinois
  • 1958-11-17 Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, actress (Color of Money), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1959-03-08 Aidan Quinn, American actor (Desperately Seeking Susan, Elementary), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1959-05-05 Brian Phelps, American disk jockey and actor (Mark & Brian), born in Cambridge, Illinois
  • 1959-08-15 Scott D. Altman, American Naval officer and astronaut (sk: STS 90), born in Lincoln, Illinois

Kevin AndersonKevin Anderson (62 years old)

1960-01-13 American actor (Hoffa, Sleeping with the Enemy), born in Gurnee, Illinois

  • 1960-01-19 Alfrederick Joyner, American triple jumper (Olympic gold 1984), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • 1960-04-10 Julie Fulton, American actress (Lime Steel), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1960-12-11 Mary Beth Zimmerman, American golfer (4 LPGA Tour titles), born in Mount Vernon, Illinois
  • 1961-02-27 Grant Shaud, American actor (Miles Silverburg in Murphy Brown), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1961-03-01 Davis Daniel, American country singer, born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1961-04-26 Nancy Scranton, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1991), born in Centralia, Illinois
  • 1961-05-19 Lisa Rathgber Wagner, bowler (3-time LPBT Player of Year, Bowler of Decade), born in Hillsboro Illinois
  • 1961-06-01 John Huston, American golfer (US Masters 1990 3rd, 7 PGA Tour titles), born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois
  • 1961-07-18 Elizabeth McGovern, American actress (Once Upon a Time in Amer), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1961-09-13 Peter Roskam, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
  • 1961-10-10 Jodi Benson, American voice actress (Ariel-The Little Mermaid), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1962-01-10 Jim Lindeman, American baseball outfielder, 1996-84 (St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, and 3 other teams), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1962-02-27 Adam Baldwin, American actor (Full Metal Jacket, My Bodyguard), born in Winnetka, Illinois
  • 1962-03-24 Penny Hammel, American golfer (4 LPGA Tour titles), born in Decatur, Illinois
  • 1962-03-26 Kevin Seitzer, MLB baseball infielder, 1986-97, 2X All-Star (Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, and 2 other teams), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1962-03-30 Bil Dwyer, American comedian and TV host, born in Evergreen Park, Illinois
  • 1962-06-13 Hannah Storm, American sports journalist (CNN, NBC), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1962-06-17 Ed Brady, American NFL linebacker (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Morris, Illinois
  • 1962-08-21 Jeff Stryker, American adult film actor, born in Carmi, Illinois
  • 1962-10-11 Joan Cusack, American actress (Working Girl, SNL, Addams Family Values), born in Evanston Illinois
  • 1962-10-12 Carlos Bernard, American actor (24), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1962-11-10 Cathy Boswell, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1963-01-05 Jeff Fassero, American baseball pitcher (Montreal Expos), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1963-04-13 Mark Leiter, American baseball pitcher (SF Giants), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1963-04-17 Joel Murray, American actor (Mad Men), born in Wilmette, Illinois
  • 1963-05-03 Jeff Hornacek, American basketball player and coach, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • 1963-12-28 Malcolm Gets, American actor (Richard Karinsky-Caroline In the City), born in Waukegan, Illinois

Michelle ObamaMichelle Obama (58 years old)

1964-01-17 1st African-American US First Lady (2009-16), born in DeYoung, Illinois

  • 1964-01-26 Cathy Podewell, American actress (Cally Harper Ewing-Dallas), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1964-03-04 Linda French, American badminton player (Olympics 1996), born in Oak Park, Illinois

Bonnie BlairBonnie Blair (58 years old)

1964-03-18 American speed skater (Olympic 5 gold/bronze 1988, 92, 94), born in Champaign, Illinois

  • 1964-07-25 Tony Granato, American NHL left wing (LA Kings), born in Downers Grove, Illinois
  • 1964-08-13 Tom Prince, American MLB catcher (LA Dodgers), born in Kankakee, Illinois
  • 1964-10-06 Tom Jager, American swimmer (5 Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92; 50m freestyle world record x 6), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • 1964-10-11 Michael J. Nelson, American actor (Mystery Science Theater 3000), born in St. Charles, Illinois
  • 1964-10-14 Joe Girardi, American MLB catcher (4 teams, including NY Yankees, 1996-99), and manager (Yankees, 2006-17), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1964-11-21 Marjorie Judith Vincent, Miss America (1991), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1964-11-29 Kris Kamm, American actor (Stuart Rosebrock-Coach), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1964-12-23 Eddie Vedder, American rock singer (Pearl Jam - Ten; "Jeremy"), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1965-04-16 Caren Kemner, American volleyball outside hitter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • 1965-06-14 Trina Shoemaker, American mixer, record producer, and sound engineer (Queens of the Stone Age; Sheryl Crow), born in Joliet, Illinois

Marlee MatlinMarlee Matlin (57 years old)

1965-08-24 American actress and the only deaf performer to win an Academy Award (Children of Lesser God), born in Morton Grove, Illinois

  • 1965-10-25 Steve Decker, American baseball catcher (SF Giants), born in Rock Island, Illinois
  • 1965-12-24 Nancy Reno, American WPVA volleyballer who won the demonstration event at the 1992 Olympics, born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • 1966-07-07 Jim Gaffigan, American comedian (Mr Universe), born in Elgin, Illinois
  • 1966-09-24 Kevin Koslofski, American MLB outfielder (Milwaukee Brewers), bon in Decatur, Illinois
  • 1966-10-03 Darrin Fletcher, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1994; Montreal Expos, Toronto Blue Jays) and broadcaster (Rogers Sportsnet), born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • 1966-10-28 Andy Richter, American actor, comedian and writer (Conan O'Brien's sidekick), born in Yorkville, Illinois
  • 1966-11-06 Paul Gilbert, American guitarist and singer (Mr. Big), born in Carbondale, Illinois
  • 1967-04-15 Mark Mortimer, American actor (Another World - "Nick Hudson"; Killing Cupid), born in Yorkville, Illinois
  • 1967-04-19 Steven H. Silver, American sci-fi editor, born in Hinsdale, Illinois
  • 1967-07-27 Jeff Novak, American NFL tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1967-10-11 Dennis Vaske, American NHL defenseman (NY Islanders), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1968-03-12 Tammy Duckworth, Thai-American politician (US Senator from Illinois (D), 2017-; US Representarive from Illinois, 2013-17), and, former US National Guard Lieutenant Colonel, born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1968-07-07 Amy Carlson, American actress (Blue Bloods, Third Watch), born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
  • 1968-08-01 Dan Donegan, American rock guitarist (Disturbed - "Inside The Fire"), born in Oak Lawn, Illinois
  • 1968-09-20 Chris Waller, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1968-09-29 Patrick Burns, American television presenter, born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • 1968-11-01 Kent Graham, American NFL quarterback (New York Giants), born in Winfield, Illinois
  • 1969-03-25 Dan Wilson, MLB catcher, 1992-2005 (Seattle Mariners: Cincinnati Reds), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1969-06-07 Mark Sohn, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1969-06-26 Mike Myers, American baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1969-07-06 Brian Van Holt, American actor (Bo Sinclair-House of Wax), born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • 1969-09-24 Lisa Matthews, American Playboy model (Apr, 1990, Playmate of the Year 1991), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1970-01-07 Todd Day, American NBA guard/forward (Boston Celtics), born in Decatur, Illinois
  • 1970-01-19 T. J. Mathews, American baseball pitcher (St Louis Cardinals), born in Columbia, Illinois
  • 1970-01-23 Jim Schwantz, American football player & politician (Dallas Cowboys, SF 49ers), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1970-02-15 Nathaniel Mills, US speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1970-03-06 Scott Stahoviak, infielder (Minnesota Twins), born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • 1970-04-11 Sean Bergman, American baseball pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Joliet, Illinois

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