Iowa in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 169 of 169

  • 1938-11-13 Jean Seberg, American actress (Breathless, Paint Your Wagon), born in Marshaltown, Iowa (d. 1979)
  • 1939-08-01 Robert James Waller, American author (Bridges of Madison County), born in Charles City, Iowa (d. 2017)
  • 1939-09-27 Jim Ross Lightfoot, (Rep-R-Iowa, 1985- )
  • 1939-11-19 Thomas Harkin, (Sen-D-Iowa, 1985- )
  • 1940-01-31 Stuart Margolin, Davenport Iowa, actor (Love American Style)
  • 1940-03-10 David Rabe, Dubuque Iowa, playwright (Streamers)
  • 1940-12-24 Sharon Farrell, Sioux City, Iowa, American actress (Lori-Hawaii 5-0, Young & Restless)
  • 1942-10-15 James A Leach, (Rep-R-Iowa, 1977- )
  • 1942-11-01 Marcia Wallace, actress (Carol-Bob Newhart Show), born in Creston, Iowa (d. 2013)
  • 1942-12-14 Dick Wagner, rock guitarist (the Frost), born in Oelwein, Iowa (d. 2014)
  • 1944-09-23 Loren J Shriver, Iowa, Col USAF/astronaut (STS 51-C, STS 31, STS 46)
  • 1946-07-10 Sue Lyon, Davenport Iowa, actress (Lolita, Night of the Iguana)
  • 1946-09-26 Mary Beth Hurt, [Mary Supinger], Iowa, actress (Garp, Interiors)
  • 1946-09-27 T.C. Cannon, Kiowa/Caddo artist (d. 1978)
  • 1946-11-17 Terry E. Branstad, Governor of Iowa
  • 1947-10-01 Stephen Collins, actor (Star Trek I, Tattingers), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1948-02-18 Keith Knudsen, American drummer, vocalist and songwriter (Doobie Brothers), born in Le Mars, Iowa (d. 2005)
  • 1948-06-02 Jerry Mathers, Sioux City Iowa, actor (Beaver-Leave It To Beaver)
  • 1948-06-29 Fred Grandy, Sioux City IA, (Rep-R-Iowa, 1986- )/actor (Love Boat)
  • 1948-10-25 Dan Gable, Waterloo Iowa, 68kg freestyle wrestler (Oly-gold-72)
  • 1949-05-01 Douglas Barr, actor (Howie-Fall Guy), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1950-01-28 David Carl Hilmers, Iowa, Col USMC/astronaut (STS 51-J, 26, 36, 42)
  • 1950-03-07 Mark Pinter, Decorah Iowa, actor (Behind the Screen, Another World)
  • 1950-04-14 Randolph Powell, actor (Alan-Dallas, Logan's Run), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1950-07-13 George D "Pinky" Nelson, Iowa, PhD/astro (STS 41C, STS 61-C, STS-26)
  • 1950-10-11 Thomas J "Tom" Tauke, American politician (House of Representatives, Iowa, 1979-1991), born in Dubuque, Iowa
  • 1951-08-19 Randi Oakes, Randalia Iowa, actress (Officer Bonnie Clark-CHiPs)
  • 1955-02-02 Michael Talbott, Waverly Iowa, actor (Stan-Miami Vice)
  • 1955-04-29 Kate Mulgrew, Dubuque Iowa, actress (Capt Janeway-Star Trek Voyager)
  • 1957-04-13 Gary Kroeger, Cedar Falls Iowa, comedian (SNL, Return of Shaggy Dog)
  • 1958-05-27 Linnea Quigley, Davenport Iowa, actress (Night of Demons, Virgin High)
  • 1959-03-06 Tom Arnold, Iowa, [Mr Roseanne Barr Arnold], actor (Tom, True Lies)
  • 1960-01-29 Matthew Ashford, American actor (Jack Devaraux-Days of Our Lives), born in Davenport Iowa
  • 1960-02-09 Peggy Whitson, American astronaut, 1st woman to command International Space Station, US record for most days in space, born in Mt Ayr, Iowa
  • 1960-06-27 Jim Nussle, (Rep-R-Iowa)
  • 1961-01-05 Curt Bader, sprint kayaker (Olympics-96), born in Bloomfield, Iowa
  • 1961-03-10 Laurel B Clark, Ames Iowa, Lt cmdr USN/astronaut
  • 1962-02-25 Cammy Ciarelli, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-2nd-1995), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1962-04-17 Nancy Hogshead, swimmer (Olympic gold 1984)/model (jockey), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1963-03-09 Kent Ferguson, diver (Olympics-92, 96), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1963-11-19 Terry Farrell, actress (Paper Dolls, Jadzia Dax-STDS9), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1964-02-18 Kevin Tapani, pitcher (Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1964-05-14 James M Kelly, Capt USAF/astronaut, born in Burlington, Iowa
  • 1966-01-25 Chet Culver, American politician, governor of Iowa
  • 1967-05-14 Natasha Elaine Kaiser-Brown, 400m runner, born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1968-07-24 Laura Leighton [Miller], American actress (Melrose Place, Pretty Little Liars), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1969-07-05 John Oostendorp, 220 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Oly-96), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1970-02-11 Jason Allyn Scott, rower (Olympics-1996), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1970-03-01 Lisa Eagen, Harlan Iowa, team handball wing/back court (Olympics-1996)
  • 1970-03-03 Shawn Marie Brogan, Miss USA-Iowa (1997)
  • 1970-03-24 Lara Flynn Boyle, Davenport Iowa, actress (Donna Hayward-Twin Peaks)
  • 1970-06-13 Lance Ringnald, US gymnist (Olympic-92), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1970-09-29 Luke Bodensteiner, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1971-02-15 Jim Butler, table tennis player (Olympics-92, 96), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1972-10-24 Natasha Ann Courter, Davenport Iowa, Miss America-Iowa (1997)
  • 1973-10-26 Brian Smith, speed skater (Olympics-1994), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1974-07-10 Jennifer Montica Curry, Muscatine Iowa, Miss America-Iowa (1996)
  • 1975-04-10 Eric Den Besten, Bettendorf Iowa, rower (Olympics-1996)

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1978-02-07 Ashton Kutcher, American actor (That 70s Show), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • 1978-04-12 Riley Smith, American actor, born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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1981-01-28 Elijah Wood, American actor (Good Son, The Lord of the Rings), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • 1981-07-28 Billy Aaron Brown, American actor, born in Clarinda, Iowa
  • 1997-11-19 Alexis May McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (2)
  • 1997-11-19 Brandon James McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (5)
  • 1997-11-19 Joel Steven McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (7)
  • 1997-11-19 Kelsey Ann McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (4)
  • 1997-11-19 Kenneth Robert McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (1)
  • 1997-11-19 Natalie Sue McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (3)
  • 1997-11-19 Nathaniel Roy McCaughey, Iowa, septuplets (6)

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