Illinois in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 480 of 480

  • 1970-05-05 LaPhonso Ellis, American NBA forward (Denver Nuggets), born in East St. Louis, Illinois

Chris O'Donnell

1970-06-26 Chris O'Donnell, American actor (School Ties, Robin-Batman Forever), born in Winnetka, Illinois

  • 1970-06-26 Nick Offerman, American actor (Parks and Recreation), born in Joliet, Illinois

Todd Martin

1970-07-08 Todd Martin, American tennis player (1988 USTA Boys' 18), born in Hinsdale, Illinois

  • 1970-07-30 Tom McManus, American NFL linebacker (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Buffalo Grove, Illinois
  • 1970-08-26 Melissa McCarthy, American comedian and actress (Mike and Molly, Spy), born in Plainfield, Illinois
  • 1970-08-27 Jim Thome, infielder (Cleveland Indians), born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1970-10-29 Chris Thorpe, American doubles luger (Olympics 1994), born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • 1970-11-18 Megyn Kelly, American television news anchor and journalist (Fox News, NBC), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • 1970-12-20 Tony Semple, NFL guard (Detroit Lions), born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1971-02-10 Kevin Sefcik, American infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Oaklawn, Illinois
  • 1971-02-11 Linda Wild, American tennis star (1993 Melbourne Open), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1971-04-18 Tamara Braun, American actress (Ava Vitali-Days of Our Lives), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1971-06-28 Ron Mahay, American baseball player, born in Crestwood, Illinois

Alison Krauss

1971-07-23 Alison Krauss, American bluegrass singer and fiddler (Union Station; Raising Sand), born in Decatur, Illinois

  • 1971-09-25 John Lynch, American NFL safety (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
  • 1971-10-12 Tony Fiore, American baseball player, born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1971-10-26 Anthony Rapp, American singer and actor, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1971-12-23 Pete Bercich, American football linebacker (Minnesota Vikings), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1972-04-03 Jennie Garth, American actress (Kelly Taylor-Beverly Hills 90210), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • 1972-04-17 Gary Bennett, American baseball player, born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • 1972-08-14 Jay Manuel, Canadian make-up artist, born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1972-09-07 Jason Isringhausen, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Brighton, Illinois
  • 1972-12-15 Rodney Harrison, American football safety (Super Bowl 2003, 04 NE Patriots; Pro Bowl 1998, 2001; First team All-Pro 1998, 2003; SD Chargers), born in Markham, Illinois
  • 1973-02-08 Dave Dopek, American 200m runner, born in Bolingbrook Illinois
  • 1973-02-15 Alex Borstein, American actress and animator (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel), born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • 1973-06-26 Gretchen Wilson, American country music singer (Redneck Woman), born in Pocahontas, Illinois
  • 1973-10-13 Matt Hughes, American mixed martial artist, born in Hillsboro, Illinois
  • 1973-11-02 Marisol Nichols, American actress (Riverdale), born in Rogers Park, Illinois
  • 1973-12-21 Mike Alstott, American football fullback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Joliet, Illinois

Seth Meyers

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

  • 1974-02-01 Jennifer Lien, American actress (Hannah Moore-Another World), born in Palos Heights, Illinois
  • 1974-04-14 Shawntae Harris, American rapper, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1974-05-25 Dennis Stallings, American football linebacker (Tennessee Oilers), born in East St. Louis, Illinois
  • 1975-02-15 Brendon Small, American comedian and animator, born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1975-02-23 Pat Barnes, American football quarterback (KC Chiefs), born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • 1975-03-24 Debbie Keller, soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Winfield, Illinois
  • 1975-05-28 Mike Fisher, soccer midfielder (Olympic gold 1996), born in Naperville, Illinois
  • 1975-07-01 Sufjan Stevens, American musician ("Illinois"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1975-11-04 Heather Tom, American actress (Victoria Howard-Young & Restless), born in Hinsdale, Illinois
  • 1975-11-12 Angela Watson, American actress (Step By Step - "Karen"), born in Danville, Illinois
  • 1976-11-08 Colin Strause, American director and one half of the Brothers Strause, born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • 1977-01-29 Justin Hartley, American actor (Smallville, This Us), born in Knoxville, Illinois
  • 1977-04-25 Matthew West, American Christian musician and singer ("Happy"), born in Downers Grove, Illinois
  • 1977-06-01 Sarah Wayne Callies, American actress (Prison Break; The Walking Dead), born in La Grange, Illinois
  • 1977-09-11 Ludacris [Christopher Bridges], American rapper ("Stand Up"; "Act A Fool"), and actor (The Ride; Fast and Furious franchise), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • 1977-11-30 Nelsan Ellis, American actor (True Blood), born in Harvey Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1977-12-27 Kate Nelson, rhythmic gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1978-03-23 Nicholle Tom, American actress (Beethoven, The Nanny), born in Hinsdale, Illinois,
  • 1978-12-08 Kate Robinson, American figure skater and ice dancer, born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1979-04-11 Josh Server, American actor (All That), born in Highland Park, Illinois
  • 1979-06-05 Pete Wentz, American musician (Fall Out Boy), born in Wilmette, Illinois
  • 1979-06-25 Busy Philipps, American actress (Freaks and Geeks), born in Oak Park, Illinois
  • 1979-11-12 Corey Maggette, American professional basketball player, born in Melrose Park, Illinois
  • 1979-12-17 Jaimee Foxworth, American actress (Family Matters, 1989-93 - "Judy"), born in Belleville, Illinois
  • 1979-12-31 Bob Bryar, American drummer (My Chemical Romance, Gerardolopoly), born in Downers Grove, Illinois
  • 1980-04-14 Ben Wells, American actor, born in Springfield, Illinois
  • 1980-06-20 Tony Lovato, American singer and guitarist (Mest), born in Blue Island, Illinois
  • 1980-07-23 Michelle Williams, American singer (Destiny's Child - "Say My Name"), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1980-09-10 Timothy Goebel, American figure skater (first to land quadruple salchow jump; Olympic bronze 2002; World C'ship silver 2002, 03), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1981-10-09 Darius Miles, American basketball player, born in Belleville, Illinois
  • 1982-02-13 Michael Turner, Running Back for the San Diego Chargers, born in Waukegan, Illinois
  • 1982-05-25 Rasheeda [Buckner-Frost], American hiphop singer, born in Decatur, Illinois

Patrick Stump

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

  • 1984-07-04 Gina Glocksen, American singer, born in Tinley Park, Illinois
  • 1985-02-11 William Beckett, American singer-songwriter (The Academy Is...), born in Hoffman Estates, Illinois
  • 1985-03-01 Jeremy Jacob "J" Leman, Champaign Illinois, American Football Player
  • 1985-09-11 Shaun Livingston, American basketball player, born in Peoria, Illinois
  • 1985-10-10 Aaron Himelstein, American actor (Austin Powers in Goldmember), born in Buffalo Grove, Illinois
  • 1985-11-29 Shannon Brown, American basketball player, born in Maywood, Illinois
  • 1987-03-28 Jonathan Van Ness, American hairstylist and TV personality (Queer Eye), born in Quincy, Illinois
  • 1987-08-24 Jon Scheyer, American-Israeli basketball player, born in Northbrook, Illinois
  • 1988-08-21 Paris Bennett, American singer and finalist on American Idol (season 5), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1992-05-25 Kendall Coyne Schofield, American ice hockey forward (Olympic gold 2018; World C'ship gold 2011, 13, 15, 16, 17, 19), born in Palos Heights, Illinois
  • 1993-06-29 Angela & Amy Lakeberg, American Siamese twins (separated on Aug 20th), born in Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois
  • 1993-08-26 Keke Palmer, American actress (True Jackson, VP), born in Harvey, Illinois
  • 1995-02-17 Madison Keys, American tennis player (US Open runner-up 2017), born in Rock Island, Illinois
  • 1995-07-22 Ezekiel Elliott, American NFL running back (Dallas Cowboys), born in Alton, Illinois
  • 1996-10-26 Pasaye, twin born 92 days before his brother (Jan 26), born in Palatine, Illinois
  • 1997-01-26 Pasaye, twin born 92 days after his brother (Oct 26), born in Palatine, Illinois

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