Iowa in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 269 of 269

  • 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, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Iowa (2003-07), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1960-07-10 Roger Craig, American NFL receiver (4-time Pro Bowl; 3-time Super Bowl; SF 49ers), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • 1960-10-20 Brian Hansen, American NFL punter (Pro Bowl 1984; NO Saints, Cleveland Browns, NY Jets), born in Hawarden, Iowa
  • 1961-01-05 Curt Bader, American sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Bloomfield, Iowa
  • 1961-02-22 Mike Morris, American NFL center (Minnesota Vikings), born in Centerville, Iowa
  • 1961-03-10 Laurel B Clark, Ames Iowa, Lt cmdr USN/astronaut
  • 1961-07-30 Reggie Roby, American NFL punter (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Waterloo, Iowa
  • 1961-12-09 David Anthony Higgins, American actor (Malcolm in the Middle), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1962-02-25 Cammy Ciarelli, WPVA volleyballer (Best of Beach-2nd-1995), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1962-04-11 Terry Hoage, American NFL wide receiver (Arizona Cardinals), born in Ames, Iowa
  • 1962-04-17 Nancy Hogshead, American swimmer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1963-03-09 Kent Ferguson, American diver (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1963-10-03 Dan Goldie, American tennis player and author ("The Investment Answer", #1 NY Times bestselling book), born in Sioux City Iowa
  • 1963-11-19 Terry Farrell, actress (Paper Dolls, Jadzia Dax-STDS9), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1964-02-18 Kevin Tapani, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1964-05-14 James M. Kelly, Capt USAF/astronaut, born in Burlington, Iowa
  • 1965-01-04 Kevin Wickander, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Fort Dodge, Iowa
  • 1966-01-25 Chet Culver, American politician (Governor of Iowa), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1967-05-12 Cara Coughenour, American pitcher (Colorado Silver Bullets), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1967-05-14 Natasha Elaine Kaiser-Brown, 400m runner, born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1968-01-22 Brian Jones, American sports radio and television host and former NFL linebacker (New Orleans Saints), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1968-02-10 Ryan Bowen, American baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins), born in Fort Madison, Iowa
  • 1968-07-24 Laura Leighton [Miller], American actress (Melrose Place, Pretty Little Liars), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1969-01-07 David Yost, American actor & producer, born in Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • 1969-10-29 Matthew Whitaker, American lawyer and politician (Acting Attorney General, Nov. 2018-Feb. 2019), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1969-11-06 Don Wengert, American baseball pitcher (Oakland A's), born in Sioux City, Iowa
  • 1969-11-12 Johnny Gosch, American kidnap victim, born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1970-02-11 Jason Allyn Scott, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1970-03-24 Lara Flynn Boyle, Davenport Iowa, actress (Donna Hayward-Twin Peaks)
  • 1970-04-02 Jon Lieber, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 2001; Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs), born in Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • 1970-04-26 T-Boz [Tionne Watkins], American singer (TLC), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1970-06-13 Lance Ringnald, American gymnast (Olympic-92), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1970-09-18 Everett Lindsay, American NFL guard and center (Minnesota Vikings), born in Burlington, Iowa
  • 1970-09-29 Luke Bodensteiner, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1970-11-04 Tim DeBoom, American triathlete, born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1971-01-18 Greg Engel, American NFL center (San Diego Chargers), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • 1971-02-14 Kenny Shedd, American football receiver (New York Jets, Oakland Raiders), born in Davenport, Iowa
  • 1971-02-15 Jim Butler, US table tennis player (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1972-01-28 Carey Bender, American former NFL running back (Buffalo Bills), born in Marion, Iowa
  • 1972-04-04 Matt Wagner, American baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners), born in Cedar Falls, Iowa
  • 1972-08-29 Michael Roan, American football tight end (Houston/Tennessee Oilers), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1972-12-05 Mike Mahoney, American baseball player, born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1973-08-23 Casey Blake, American baseball player, born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1973-10-26 Brian Smith, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1974-08-23 Christian Beranek, American graphic novelist and actor, born in Council Bluffs, Iowa
  • 1975-04-26 Joey Jordison, American musician (Slipknot), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1976-03-28 David Keuning, American guitar player (The Killers), born in Pella, Iowa
  • 1976-05-29 Jerry Hairston Jr., American baseball infielder/outfielder, broadcaster (Baltimore Orioles), born in Des Moines, Iowa

Person of interestAshton Kutcher

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

  • 1978-02-14 Danai Gurira, American actress & playwright (The Walking Dead, Black Panther), born in Grinnell, Iowa
  • 1978-04-12 Riley Smith, American actor, born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1979-04-12 Jordan De Jong, American baseball player, born in Orange City, Iowa
  • 1979-10-09 Brandon Routh, American actor (Superman Returns), born in Norwalk, Iowa
  • 1980-02-05 Brad Fitzpatrick, American programmer (LiveJournal), born in Iowa, United States

Person of interestElijah Wood

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

  • 1981-07-28 Billy Aaron Brown, American actor, born in Clarinda, Iowa
  • 1981-11-28 Sharon Needles [Aaron Coady], American drag queen, recording artist and TV performer (RuPaul's Drag Race season 4 winner), born in Newton, Iowa
  • 1982-04-26 Brock Gillespie, American basketball player (CB Ciudad de Valladolid), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1983-02-15 Ashley Cafagna Tesoro, American actress (Saved By The Bell:The New Class; The Bold and the Beautiful), and country and Christian singer, born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1991-07-01 Michael Wacha, American MLB pitcher (All Star 2015), born in Iowa City, Iowa
  • 1992-01-19 Shawn Johnson, American artistic gymnast, born in Des Moines, 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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