Indiana in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 169 of 169


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1943-02-09 Joseph Stiglitz, American economist and Nobel laureate (asymmetric information), born in Gary, Indiana

Economist Joseph Stiglitz
Economist
Joseph Stiglitz

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1944-05-14 George Lucas, American director (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), born in Modesto, California

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
  • 1944-06-20 Terry Funk, pro wrestler (WWF/NWA)/actor (Paradise Alley), born in Hammond, Indiana
  • 1945-07-10 Ron Glass, actor (Barney Miller, Frank's Place), born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 2016)

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1945-07-28 Jim Davis, American cartoonist and creator of the comic strips "Garfield" and "U.S. Acres", born in Marion, Indiana

Garfield Cartoonist Jim Davis
Garfield Cartoonist
Jim Davis
  • 1945-08-22 Steve Kroft, American journalist and longtime correspondent for 60 Minutes, born in Kokomo Indiana
  • 1946-03-05 Michael Warren, Indiana, actor (Bobby Hill-Hill Street Blues)
  • 1948-01-03 Larry McNeeley, banjo player (Glen Campbell Hour), born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • 1948-03-22 Randy Hobbs, American rock musician (Johnny Winter Band, McCoys), born in Winchester, Indiana (d. 1993)
  • 1948-10-08 Sarah Purcell, actress/TV hostess (Real People), born in Richmond, Indiana
  • 1949-08-13 Peter J Visclosky, (Rep-D-Indiana, 1985- )
  • 1949-08-23 Shelley Long, american actress (Diane in Cheers, Money Pit), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1950-03-26 Ernest Thomas, American actor (What's Happening!!), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1950-05-29 Rebbie [Maureen] Jackson, singer (R U Tuff Enuff), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1951-05-04 Jackie Jackson, [Sigmund], rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1951-05-04 Mick Mars [Robert Alan Deal], guitarist (Mötley Crüe), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (alternative date 4 April 1955)
  • 1951-08-21 Harry Smith, TV co-anchor (CBS Morning Show), born in Hammond, Indiana
  • 1951-10-07 John Cougar Mellencamp, American musician, actor (Jack & Diane), born in Seymour, Indiana
  • 1952-01-13 Sharon Gabet, actress (Edge of Night, Another World), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1952-07-15 Jill Long, (Rep-D-Indiana)
  • 1953-09-29 Drake Hogestyn, Ft Wayne Indiana, actor (7 Brides for 7 Brothers)
  • 1953-11-03 Kate Capshaw [Nail], American actress (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1953-12-06 Kin Shriner, Indiana, actor (Scott-General Hospital, Rituals)
  • 1953-12-06 Wil Shriner, NYC/Indiana, talk show host (Wil Shriner Show)

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1954-10-10 David Lee Roth, American rock singer (Van Halen), born in Bloomington Indiana

Van Halen Rocker David Lee Roth
Van Halen Rocker
David Lee Roth
  • 1954-12-11 Jermaine Jackson, singer (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1954-12-25 Steve Wariner, Noblesville Indiana, country singer (Small Town Girl)
  • 1955-01-01 Michael James Sullivan, PGA golfer (1980 Southern Open), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1955-06-15 Polly Draper, American actress (Thirtysomething, Side Effects), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1956-05-29 LaToya Jackson, American singer/model (If You Feel the Funk)/posed for Playboy, born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1956-10-08 Janice Voss, South Bend, Indiana, astronaut (shuttle radar topography mission), (d. 2012)
  • 1956-10-08 Larry Crane, Seymour, Indiana, American rocker (John Mellencamp band)
  • 1956-10-30 Tim Roemer, (Rep-D-Indiana)
  • 1956-12-09 Sylvia, Kokomo Indiana, country singer (Nobody)
  • 1957-03-12 Marlon D Jackson, singer (Jackson 5-Maybe Tomorrow), born in Gary, Indiana

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1958-08-29 Michael Jackson, recording artist and King of Pop (Thriller, Bad), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2009)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

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1959-06-07 Mike Pence, 48th Vice President of the United States (Republican: 2017-) and Governor of Indiana (2013-16), born in Columbus, Indiana

48th Vice President of the United States Mike Pence
48th Vice President of the United States
Mike Pence
  • 1959-06-16 The Ultimate Warrior [James Brian Hellwig], professional wrestler, born in Crawfordsville, Indiana (d. 2014)
  • 1961-04-20 Don "Hitman" Mattingly, Evansville, Indiana, American MLB 1st baseman (NY Yankees/MVP 1985)
  • 1961-10-29 Randy Jackson, rocker (Jackson 5-ABC), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1962-02-04 Dan Plesac, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1962-03-09 Brian Green, actor (Sam Fowler-Another World), born in Columbus, Indiana
  • 1964-06-23 Joey Allen, Ft Wayne Indiana, rock guitarist (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
  • 1965-08-11 Embeth Davidtz, American actress (Bicentennial Man, Schindler's List), born in Lafayette, Indiana
  • 1965-10-11 Sean Patrick Flanery, actor (Young Indiana Jones, Powder)
  • 1966-01-25 Richie Lewis, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Muncie, Indiana

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1966-05-16 Janet Jackson, singer, Michael's sister (Control), born in Gary, Indiana

  • 1967-05-31 Kenny Lofton, E Chicago Indiana, outfielder (Cleveland Indians)
  • 1970-10-08 David Doster, infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1970-10-18 Bob Kennedy, Bloomington Indiana, 5k runner
  • 1971-01-21 Tommy Puett, actor (Tyler-Life Goes On, America's Top 10), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1971-03-23 Karen McDougal, playmate (Dec, 1997), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1971-07-20 William Deering Jr, South Bend Indiana, pole vaulter
  • 1971-11-03 Tricia Carolyn Nosko, Miss USA-Indiana (1997)
  • 1972-01-08 Ted Yoder, American Yoderizing musician (hammered dulcimer), born in Goshen, Indiana
  • 1972-02-17 Lloy Ball, American volleyball setter (Olympics-96), born in Ft Wayne Indiana
  • 1972-02-18 Shani Lynn Nielsen, New Albany IN, Miss America (Indiana-Top 10-1997)
  • 1972-07-12 Travis Best, American basketball player (1995-2002 Indiana Pacers), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1973-09-19 Jeremy Jordan, American singer and actor, born in Hammond, Indiana
  • 1974-03-07 Jenna Fischer, American actress (The Office), born in Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 1974-06-20 Jami Ferrell, playmate (Jan 1997), born in Munncie, Indiana
  • 1975-03-03 Albert Fields, rocker (Party-Rodeo, That's Why), born in Gary, Indiana
  • 1976-05-30 Omri Hairi Katz, actor (Marshall Teller-Eerie Indiana), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1977-12-14 Tisha Dabber, Shelbyville Indiana, actress (New Mickey Mouse Club)
  • 1978-07-20 Jen Grubb, Elk Hart Indiana, soccer defender (Olympics-96)
  • 1980-08-20 Corey Carrier, actor (Young Indiana Jones)
  • 1990-07-27 Indiana Evans, Australian actress
  • 1994-08-18 Jessie Flower [Michaela Murphy], American actress (Avatar: The Last Airbender), born in Southern Indiana

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