Kentucky in History (Part 2)

Kentucky: Lexington - Louisville - Paducah

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 218

  • 1918-03-13 George McAfee, American football player, NFL halfback (Chicago Bears), born in Corbin, Kentucky (d. 2009)
  • 1918-07-23 Pee Wee [Harold] Reese, American baseball player (Dodgers), born in Ekron, Kentucky (d. 1999)
  • 1919-03-25 Jeanne Cagney, American actress (Lion is in the Streets, Quicksand, Kentucky Rifle), born in NYC, New York (d. 1984)
  • 1919-04-12 Billy Vaughn, American singer and bandleader (Sail Along Sil'vry Moon), born in Glasgow, Kentucky (d. 1991)
  • 1919-08-07 John Hogan, Lowes, Kentucky, chemist (discovered methods of producing polypropylene), (d. 2012)
  • 1920-08-04 Helen Thomas, American reporter and UPI journalist (starts press conferences), born in Winchester, Kentucky (d. 2013)
  • 1920-09-27 William Conrad [John Cann], American actor (The Killers, Bullwinkle Show, Cannon), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1994)
  • 1922-10-07 Martha Stewart [Haworth], American singer and actress (Daisy Kenyon, Doll Face), born in Bardwell, Kentucky
  • 1922-11-13 Jack Narz, American TV game show host (Dotto, Video Village), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2008)
  • 1922-12-08 Jean Ritchie, American folk singer, born in Viper, Kentucky
  • 1923-01-16 Roy Lanham, Western guitar player (Sons of the Pioneers), born in Corbin Kentucky
  • 1923-07-06 Marie McDonald, American singer and actress known as "The Body Beautiful" (Promises Promises), born in Burgin, Kentucky (d. 1965)
  • 1923-07-13 Sudie Bond, American actress (Love Story, Johnny Dangerously), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1984)
  • 1924-03-25 Julia Perry, African-American composer (Cask of Amontillado), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1924-09-08 Wendell H Ford, (Sen-D-Kentucky, 1974- )
  • 1925-01-02 William J Crowe Jr, Kentucky, chairman joint chief of staff
  • 1925-10-15 Mickey Baker, guitar player ("Love is strange"), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2012)
  • 1925-12-10 Jean Byron [Imogene Audette Burkhart], American actress (The Patty Duke Show), born in Paducah, Kentucky (d. 2006)

Person of interestPatricia Neal

1926-01-20 Patricia Neal, American actress (Hud, Subject Was Roses) and wife of Roald Dahl, born in Packard, Kentucky (d. 2010)

Actress Patricia Neal
Actress
Patricia Neal
  • 1926-07-14 Harry Dean Stanton,American actor, musician, and singer (Lucky, Alien, Cool Hand Luke, The Godfather Part II), born in West Irvine, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • 1926-07-26 James Best [Jewel Franklin Guy], American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard, Sounder), born in Powderly, Kentucky (d. 2015)
  • 1927-02-26 Tom Kennedy, quiz host (You Don't Say, Name That Tune), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1927-06-03 [Homer] Boots Randolph, American saxophonist (Yakety Sax), born in Paducah, Kentucky (d. 2007)
  • 1928-05-23 Rosemary Clooney, American singer (Come On-a My House) and actress (White Christmas), born in Maysville, Kentucky (d. 2002)
  • 1928-07-28 Anne Braden, American civil rights activist, journalist, and educator, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2006)
  • 1929-04-20 Bob Braun, American TV and radio personality (Dotty Mack Show), born in Ludlow, Kentucky (d. 2001)
  • 1930-04-12 Betty Clooney, American singer (Jack Paar Show), born in Maysville, Kentucky (d. 1976)
  • 1931-10-23 Jim Bunning, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, politician (perfect game vs Mets 1965, Rep. Senator-Ky), born in Southgate, Kentucky (d. 2017)

Person of interestLoretta Lynn

1932-04-14 Loretta Lynn, American country singer-songwriter (Coal Miner's Daughter), born in Butcher's Hollow Kentucky

Singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn
Singer-songwriter
Loretta Lynn
  • 1932-11-02 Romano Mazzoli, American politician (Rep-D-KY, 1971-95), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1933-11-01 Davey Moore, American featherweight world champion boxer who died after injuries sustained in a match against Sugar Ramos, born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1963)
  • 1936-04-12 Charles Napier, American actor (Night Stalker, Rambo), born in Mt. Union, Kentucky (d. 2011)
  • 1936-04-14 Robert Herman Nichols, PGA golfer (1986 Showdown), born in Louisville, Kentucky

Person of interestMary Travers

1936-11-09 Mary Travers, American folk singer (Peter Paul & Mary), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2009)

Folk Singer Mary Travers
Folk Singer
Mary Travers
  • 1937-07-06 Ned Beatty, actor (Deliverance, Repossed, Network), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1940-02-24 Jimmy Ellis, WBA heavyweight boxing champ (1968-70), born in Louisville, Kentucky, (d. 2014)
  • 1940-04-24 Sue Grafton, American author of detective novels ("A" Is for Alibi), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • 1940-08-07 Tom Barlow, (Rep-D-Kentucky)
  • 1941-07-09 Scotty Baesler, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1941-12-31 Tim Considine, US actor (Mike-My 3 Sons), born in Louisville, Kentucky

Person of interestMuhammad Ali

1942-01-17 Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1964-7 74-8), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2016)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali

Person of interestLarry Flynt

1942-11-01 Larry Flynt, American magazine publisher (Hustler), born in Lakeville, Kentucky

Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt
Magazine Publisher
Larry Flynt
  • 1944-02-01 Leo Burmester, actor (Flo, Chiefs, Abbys, Odd Jobs), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1944-05-28 Gary Stewart, American country singer (She's Actin' Single), born in Jenkins, Kentucky (d. 2003)
  • 1944-08-21 Jackie DeShannon, American singer (What the World Needs Now), born in Hazel, Kentucky
  • 1944-09-21 Steve Beshear, American politician (D) Governor of Kentucky (2007-2015), born in Dawson Springs, Kentucky
  • 1945-12-22 Diane Sawyer, newscaster (60 Minutes, ABC Prime Time), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • 1947-01-23 Gatewood Galbraith, [Louis], Carlisle, Kentucky, Lawyer, American political activist, iconic Kentucky political figure, (d. 2012)
  • 1947-07-04 Morganna Roberts, Baseball's kissing bandit, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1948-04-20 Gregory Itzin, American film and TV actor (The Kentucky Cycle), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestDave Cowens

1948-10-25 Dave Cowens, American NBA forward (Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Newport, Kentucky

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • 1948-10-28 Telma Hopkins, singer (Tony Orlando, Family Matters), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1949-06-15 Jim Varney, American actor (Ernest Goes to Jail, Hey Vern), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1949-10-02 Richard Hell, [Richard Myers], rock bassist (Television), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1949-10-31 Terrence W Wilcutt, United States Marine Corps officer and a NASA astronaut, born in Russellville, Kentucky
  • 1949-12-15 Adrian Belew, American musician (King Crimson), born in Covington, Kentucky
  • 1950-01-03 Beth Anderson, American composer, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1950-03-09 Danny Sullivan, American Indy-car racer (over 10 wins), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1951-01-07 Mike Ward, Democratic Congressman for Kentucky & radio talk show host
  • 1951-05-08 Chris Frantz, American rock drummer (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club), born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • 1952-07-24 Gus Van Sant, American film director (Good Will Hunting), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1952-09-25 Bell Hooks [Gloria Jean Watkins], American author, feminist, scholar and social activist, born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • 1953-03-31 Greg Martin, singer (Ky Headhunters-Davy Crockett), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1954-12-14 James Horan, American actor (General Hospital, Transformers Prime), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1955-01-27 Richard Young, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • 1956-10-01 Gina Haspel, American intelligence officer, First female director of the US CIA, born in Ashland, Kentucky
  • 1956-10-23 Dwight Yoakam, country singer (Honky Tonk Man), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
  • 1957-01-04 Patty Loveless, [Ramey], singer (Blue Side of Town), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
  • 1957-01-05 Vincent Calloway, Kentucky, trumpet player (Midnight Star-No Parking)
  • 1957-04-04 Kelso, American racehorse, born in Claiborne Farm near Paris, Kentucky (d. 1983)
  • 1958-02-06 Mark Hamilton, sprint kayak Olympics 1996), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1958-07-08 Fred Young, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • 1958-10-31 Russell Earl Cochran, PGA golfer (1991 Centel Western), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1958-12-22 David Heavener, US actor and musician, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1959-03-02 Larry Stewart, country singer (Restless Heart-Wheels), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1959-11-20 Sean Young, actress (Dune, Young Doctor in Love), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1960-04-23 Joseph Martin Mudd, PGA golfer (1988 Federal Express), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1960-08-10 [James] Kenneth Perry, American PGA golfer (1991 Memorial), born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
  • 1960-11-19 Miss Elizabeth [Hulette], pro wrestling valet (Randy Savage), born in Frankfort, Kentucky (d. 2003)

Person of interestGeorge Clooney

1961-05-06 George Clooney, American actor (ER, Batman, The Descendants), born in Lexington, Kentucky

  • 1961-08-25 Billy Ray Cyrus, country singer (Achy Breaky Heart), born in Flatwoods, Kentucky
  • 1961-11-26 Marcy Walker, actress (Liza-All My Child, Santa Barbara), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1962-10-16 Tamara McKinney, slalom skier (Olympic-4th-1984), born in Lexington, Kentucky

Person of interestRand Paul

1963-01-07 Rand Paul, US politician (Senate-R-Kentucky 2011-), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

United States Senator Rand Paul
United States Senator
Rand Paul

Person of interestJohnny Depp

1963-06-09 Johnny Depp, American actor (21 Jump Street, Pirates of the Caribbean), born in Owensboro, Kentucky

  • 1963-09-07 W Earl Brown, American actor, writer, and musician (Deadwood, Scream, Stovall-Operation Petticoat), born in Golden Pond, Kentucky
  • 1964-07-01 Theresa Lynn, American actress (Orgasm Girl-Private Parts), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1964-10-27 Mary Meagher-Plant, American 100m butterfly swimmer (Olympic 3 gold/silv/br-84, 88), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1965-05-23 Melissa McBride, American actress (The Walking Dead), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1965-08-09 Ezra Polley, Georgetown Kentucky, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1966-04-11 Mark Higgs, American football running back (Arizona Cardinals), born in Owensboro, Kentucky
  • 1966-08-16 Terry Shumpert, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1967-05-25 Poppy Z. Brite [Billy Martin], American author (Lost Souls, Drawing Blood), born in Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • 1967-08-23 Nancy Cox, American news anchor, Miss Kentucky (1991), born in Campbellsville, Kentucky
  • 1968-02-15 Kurt Robin McKinney, US actor (Ned-General Hospital), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1968-11-02 Melissa Evridge, playmate (Aug, 1990), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1968-11-06 Kelly Rutherford, American actress (Generations, Gossip Girl), born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
  • 1969-04-25 Travis Fryman, infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1969-08-01 Kevin Jarvis, pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1970-04-02 Jerry Reynolds, American football player, NFL guard and tackle (NY Giants), born in Fort Thomas, Kentucky

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