Kentucky in History (Part 3)

Kentucky: Lexington - Louisville - Paducah

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 307

  • 1948-08-28 Vonda N. McIntyre, American sci-fi author (Star Trek II, III, IV), born in Louisville, Kentucky

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, American singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), and actress (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, American 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
  • 1949-12-23 [Steven] Adrian Belew, American new wave and progressive rock singer and guitarist (Frank Zappa; David Bowie; King Crimson, 1981-2009; The Bears), born in Covington, Kentucky
  • 1950-01-03 Beth Anderson, American composer, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1950-03-09 Danny Sullivan, American auto racer (Indianapolis 500 1985, CART C'ship 1988), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1951-01-06 Don Gullett, American baseball player, born in Lynn, Kentucky
  • 1951-01-07 Mike Ward, American politician, born in White Plains, New York
  • 1951-01-09 Crystal Gayle, American country singer ("Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue"; "One From The Heart"), born in Paintsville, Kentucky
  • 1951-05-08 Chris Frantz, American rock drummer (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club), born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • 1951-06-29 Don Rosa, American comic book writer and illustrator (Scrooge McDuck, Donald Duck), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1951-07-01 Terrence Mann, American actor and dancer, born in Ashland, Kentucky
  • 1951-08-03 Johnny Graham, American guitarist and singer (Earth Wind & Fire), born in Louisville, 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, American singer (Kentucky Headhunters - "Davy Crockett"), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1954-07-18 Ricky Skaggs, American country singer (Heartbroke, Toy Hearts), born in Cordell, Kentucky
  • 1954-12-14 James Horan, American actor (General Hospital, Transformers Prime), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1955-01-27 Richard Young, American country singer (Kentucky Headhunters - "Davy Crockett"), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • 1955-07-01 Keith Whitley, American country music singer (Don't Close Your Eyes), born in Ashland, Kentucky (d. 1989)
  • 1955-07-07 Len Barker, American baseball player, born in Fort Knox, 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, American 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, American trumpet player (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1957-04-04 Kelso, American racehorse, born in Claiborne Farm near Paris, Kentucky (d. 1983)
  • 1958-03-30 Joey Sindelar, American golfer (7 PGA Tour titles), born in Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • 1958-07-08 Fred Young, singer (Kentucky Headhunters-Davy Crockett), born in Glasgow, Kentucky
  • 1958-08-24 Chris Offutt, American writer (The Good Brother), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1958-10-23 Jonathan Wolff, American musician and TV theme composer (Seinfeld, Will & Grace), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1958-10-31 Russ Cochran, American golfer (Senior Open C'ship 2011), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1958-12-22 David Heavener, American actor and country musician, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1959-03-02 Larry Stewart, American country singer (Restless Heart - "Alright Already"), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1959-11-20 Sean Young, American actress (Dune, Blade Runner), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1960-04-23 Jodie Mudd, American golfer (Players C'ship 1990), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1960-08-10 Kenny Perry, American golfer (4 Champions Tour major titles; US Senior Open 2013, 17; 14 PGA Tour titles), born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
  • 1960-11-19 Miss Elizabeth [Hulette], American 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

Person of interestBilly Ray Cyrus

1961-08-25 Billy Ray Cyrus, American country singer (Achy Breaky Heart), born in Flatwoods, Kentucky

Country Singer-Songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus
Country Singer-Songwriter
Billy Ray Cyrus
  • 1961-11-26 Marcy Walker, American actress (Liza-All My Child, Santa Barbara), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1962-02-24 Kelly Craft, American diplomat, US ambassador to the UN (2019-), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1962-10-16 Tamara McKinney, slalom skier (Olympic-4th-1984), born in Lexington, Kentucky

Person of interestRand Paul

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

US Senator Rand Paul
US 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
  • 1964-08-13 Jay Buhner, American MLB outfielder (Seattle Mariners, NY Yankees), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1964-10-27 Mary T. Meagher, American swimmer (3 x Olympic gold 100/200m butterfly, 4x100m medley 1984; WR 100/200m butterfly 1981), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1965-01-20 John Michael Montgomery, American country music singer, born in Danville, Kentucky
  • 1965-04-17 William Mapother, American actor (In the Bedroom), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1965-05-23 Melissa McBride, American actress (The Walking Dead), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1965-06-17 Dermontti Dawson, American NFL center (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1965-07-25 Marty Brown, American country singer (Wildest Dreams), born in Maceo, Kentucky
  • 1965-08-09 Ezra Polley, Georgetown Kentucky, pitcher (NY Yankees)
  • 1965-08-13 Cris Dishman, American NFL cornerback (Houston Oilers, Wash Redskins), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1966-04-09 Oliver Barnett, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1966-04-11 Mark Higgs, American football running back (Arizona Cardinals), born in Owensboro, Kentucky
  • 1966-07-04 Lee Reherman, American actor, born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 2016)
  • 1966-08-16 Terry Shumpert, infielder (Chicago Cubs), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1967-01-25 Mark Bamford, American film director & screenwriter, born in Louisville, 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
  • 1968-01-05 Felton Spencer, American NBA center (Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1968-01-12 Vince Buck, American NFL safety (New Orleans Saints), born in Owensboro, Kentucky
  • 1968-02-15 Kurt Robin McKinney, American actor (Ned-General Hospital), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1968-05-09 Scott Pruitt, American politician (EPA head 2017-18), born in Danville, Kentucky
  • 1968-11-06 Kelly Rutherford, American actress (Generations, Gossip Girl), born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky
  • 1969-01-05 Kurt Barber, American NFL defensive end (NY Jets), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1969-04-25 Travis Fryman, American baseball infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1969-08-01 Kevin Jarvis, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1970-04-09 Chuck Bradley, American NFL offensive tackle (BC Lions, Barcelona Dragons), born in Covington, Kentucky
  • 1970-09-25 Doug Pelfrey, American NFL kicker (Cin Bengals), born in Fort Thomas, Kentucky
  • 1970-10-30 Ben Bailey, American host of the TV game show Cash Cab, born in Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • 1970-12-03 Paul Byrd, American baseball pitcher and broadcaster (MLB All Star 1999; Philadelphia Phillies; Fox Sports Southeast), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1970-12-05 Susan Sloane, American tennis star, born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1970-12-24 Will Oldham, American singer and songwriter, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1971-04-20 Allan Houston, American basketball player (NY Knicks, Detroit Pistons), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1971-04-24 Jeff Brohm, American football quarterback (San Francisco 49ers), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1971-10-05 Chris Whitney, American basketball guard (Wash Wizards), born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • 1972-10-19 Otto Steffers, field hockey defender (Olympics 1996), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1973-05-25 Molly Sims, American model and actress, born in Murray, Kentucky
  • 1973-11-09 Nick Lachey, American singer, born in Harlan, Kentucky
  • 1973-12-25 Chris Harris, American professional wrestler, born in Kentucky
  • 1974-02-05 Adrienne Johnson, American basketball guard, administrator, broadcaster (WNBA Cleveland Rockers; Uni of Louisville), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1974-08-07 Michael Shannon, American actor (Nocturnal Animals, Boardwalk Empire), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1974-08-24 Tony McCombs, American football linebacker (Arizona Cardinals), born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • 1975-07-14 Matthew Kessinger, figure skater (1995 Gt Lakes Jr champ), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1977-07-31 Tim Couch, American NFL quarterback (#1 overall draft pick 1999, Cleveland Browns), born in Hyden, Kentucky
  • 1977-12-23 Becky Ruehl, American diver (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Lakeside Park, Kentucky
  • 1978-04-15 Chris Stapleton, American country and bluegrass singer-songwriter (The SteelDrivers; "Broken Halos"; "Traveller"), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1979-02-08 Aaron Cook, American baseball player, born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky
  • 1979-10-11 Andy Douglas, American professional wrestler, born in Kentucky
  • 1980-09-06 Jillian Hall, American professional wrestler, born in Ashland, Kentucky
  • 1981-07-30 Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (MotoGP Champion 2006), born in Owensboro, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • 1982-04-26 J. B. Holmes, American golfer (British Open 2016 3rd; 5 PGA Tour titles), born in Campbellsville, Kentucky
  • 1983-10-11 William Sledd, American internet celebrity (Ask A Gay Man), born in Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1983-11-29 Pamela Brown, American television reporter and newscaster (CNN, ABC WJLA-TV), born in Lexington, Kentucky

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Famous Deaths