Louisiana in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 201


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1942-06-25 Willis Reed, American NBA hall of fame MVP center/coach (NY Knicks), born in Hico, Louisiana

NBA Center and Power Forward Willis Reed
NBA Center and Power Forward
Willis Reed
  • 1942-08-31 Carole Wells, actress (Pistols 'n' Petticoats), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1943-01-26 Jean Knight [Jean Caliste], American soul, funk and R&B singer (Mr Big Stuff), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1943-02-09 James King, basketball player (Olympic gold 1968), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1943-04-15 Mighty Sam McClain, American soul and blues singer-songwriter, born in Monroe, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1943-04-30 Robert L Livingston, (Rep-R-Louisiana, 1977- )
  • 1943-11-28 Randy Newman, vocalist (Short People, Love LA, Raindrops), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1944-01-31 Charley Musselwhite, blues musician (Stand Back, Louisiana Fog)
  • 1944-05-17 Jesse Winchester, singer/songwriter (Learn to Love it), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2014)
  • 1945-02-13 King Floyd, American singer-songwriter (Groove Me), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2006)
  • 1945-03-11 Tricia O'Neal, actress (Piranha Part II), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1945-09-10 Tom Ligon, actor (Joyride), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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1945-11-17 Elvin Hayes, American NBA star (San Diego, Houston, Baltimore), born in Rayville, Louisiana

NBA Forward Elvin Hayes
NBA Forward
Elvin Hayes
  • 1945-12-05 J W "Corkey" Fornof, stunt coordinator (Octopussy), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1946-07-09 Joe Micelli, American rocker, born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 1946-10-02 Jo-el Sonnier, Rayne La, country singer (Louisiana)
  • 1947-03-14 William Jefferson, (Rep-D-Louisiana)
  • 1947-09-22 Norma McCorvey, American abortion activist (Jane Roe in Roe vs Wade) who later became pro-life, born in Simmesport, Louisiana (d. 2017)
  • 1947-11-14 Buckwheat Zydeco [Stantley Dural Jr], US accordionist (On Track), born in Lafayette, Louisiana (d. 2016)
  • 1947-11-25 John Larroquette, actor (Dan Fielding-Night Court), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-01-10 Cyril Neville, US singer and percussionist (Neville Brothers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-05-22 Richard Baker, (Rep-R-Louisiana)
  • 1948-09-29 Bryant Gumbel, sportscaster/TV host (Today Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-10-26 Marshall Colt, actor (Eric-Lottery), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1948-10-27 Sherman Robertson, American blues musician (I'm the Man), born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
  • 1948-12-25 Merry Clayton, American soul and gospel singer and actress, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1949-02-10 Joe Lavender, NFL cornerback, born in Rayville, Louisiana

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1949-05-26 Hank Williams Jr, country singer (Honky Tonk), born in Shreveport, Louisiana

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Hank Williams Jr
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Hank Williams Jr
  • 1949-06-25 Brenda Sykes, actress (Ozzie's Girls, Getting Straight), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1949-09-18 Jim McCrery, (Rep-R-Louisiana)
  • 1949-10-22 Glenn Ford, American freed death row inmate (wrongly spent 30 years in prison), born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1949-11-17 Thomas Lionel Hill, American 110m hurdler (Olympic bronze 1972), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1950-03-17 Betty Dukes, American Walmart employee who fought against gender discrimination (2001 Betty Dukes v. Walmart lawsuit), born in Tallulah, Louisiana
  • 1950-08-28 Ron "Louisiana Lightning" Guidry, Yankee pitcher (Cy Young 1978)
  • 1952-06-18 Barry Champagne, Louisiana, stunt coorindator (Licence to Kill)
  • 1952-07-14 Eric Laneuville, actor (Larry-Room 222, St Elsewhere), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1954-04-05 Christopher S Nelson, actor (Sons & Daughters), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955-02-16 Guy Gallo, writer (Under the Volcano), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955-02-28 Randy Jackson, guitarist (Zebra-Tell Me What You Want), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955-03-29 Earl Campbell, NFL running back (Houston, 1977 Heisman), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1955-05-12 Kix Brooks, singer (Brooks & Dunn-Brand New Man), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1955-08-09 Doug Williams, Louisiana, NFL QB (Tampa Bay Bucaneers, Wash Redskins)
  • 1955-11-23 Mary Landrieu, American politician, senior senator of Louisiana
  • 1956-11-12 Rhonda Shear, comedian (Up All Night), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1957-03-21 Sabrina Le Beauf, actress (Sondra-Crosby Show), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1957-04-15 Evelyn Ashford, 100m runner (Oly-4 gold-1976, 84), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1957-10-14 Kenny Neal, American blues musician (Let Life Flow), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1958-01-07 Donna Rice, model/Gary Hart's lover, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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1958-01-26 Ellen DeGeneres, comediene (Ellen Morgan-Ellen), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Comedian and TV Star Ellen DeGeneres
Comedian and TV Star
Ellen DeGeneres
  • 1958-04-28 Hal Evan Sutton, PGA golfer (1982 Walt Disney), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1958-08-25 Christian LeBlanc, American actor (Michael Baldwin-Young & Restless), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1958-12-14 Steven Rock-Savage, Mellville Louisiana, (LSU), actor
  • 1959-09-30 Kim Bauer, LPGA golfer (1993 Minn LPGA Classic-30th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1960-04-15 Marvin Clyde Goodwin, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1960-10-21 Lionel Washington, American NFL cornerback (Denver Broncos), born in Lutcher, Louisiana
  • 1961-10-18 Wynton Marsalis, jazz trumpeter (Grammy 1983), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1962-03-13 Terence Blanchard, American jazz trumpeter (Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers) and film score composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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1962-06-22 Clyde "Glide" Drexler, NBA Guard (Houston Rockets, Port Trailblazers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler
  • 1962-08-09 John "Hot Rod" Williams, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), born in Sorrento, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1962-11-22 Cleo Fields, (Rep-D-Louisiana)
  • 1964-03-13 Will Clark, American MLB first baseman (San Francisco Giants), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1964-05-02 Kelly Michael Gibson, PGA golfer (1995 Bob Hope-7th), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1964-09-14 Faith Ford, Louisiana, actress (Another World, Corky-Murphy Brown)
  • 1964-11-01 Eddie Williams, MLB infielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1965-02-10 Lenny Webster, catcher (Montreal Expos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1965-05-18 Rufus Porter, American NFL linebacker (Seattle Seahawks), born in Amite, Louisiana
  • 1965-07-28 Delfeayo Marsalis, American jazz musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1965-08-21 Jim Bullinger, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966-08-10 Gerald Williams, outfielder (NY Yankees), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1966-08-25 Albert Belle, outfielder (Indians, White Sox), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1966-11-18 Gwendolyn Hajek, playmate (September, 1987), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1967-05-01 Tim McGraw, American musician and actor, born in Delhi, Louisiana
  • 1967-08-22 Curt Bourque, American jockey, born in Erath, Louisiana

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1967-09-11 Harry Connick Jr, singer (We Are in Love), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

  • 1968-01-29 Aeneas Williams, NFL cornerback (Arizona Cardinals), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1969-02-17 Traci Adell, playmate (July, 1994), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1969-05-13 Lyle Mouton, Lafayette Louisiana, outfielder (Chicago White Sox)
  • 1969-07-28 Jarrod Hanks, American gymnast (Olympic-92, 96), born in Lafayette Louisiana
  • 1969-09-13 Tyler Perry, American filmmaker (Tyler Perry's House of Payne), author and songwriter, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1970-03-14 Thomas McLemore, NFL tight end (Indianapolis Colts), born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1970-03-24 Shannon Lemora, Baton Rouge Louisiana, 1.5k runner
  • 1970-08-18 Richie Cunningham, American NFL kicker (Dallas Cowboys), born in Houma, Louisiana
  • 1970-08-23 LaMark Carter, triple jumper, born in Shreveport, Louisiana
  • 1971-06-10 Bobby Jindal, American politician; Louisiana Congressman, Governor
  • 1971-12-26 Jared Leto, Bossier City, Louisiana, American actor (My So Called Life, Requiem for a Dream)
  • 1972-01-06 Shae Marks, playmate (May, 1994), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1972-02-14 Erika Rachael Schwarz, Folsom La, Miss America (Louisiana-2nd-1997)
  • 1972-09-25 Nikole Viola, Miss USA-Louisiana (1997)
  • 1973-07-21 Ali Landry, American actress and pageant winner (Miss USA 1996), born in Cecilia, Louisiana
  • 1974-10-12 Karmyn Tyler, Miss America-Louisiana (1996), born in Shreveport, Louisiana

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1976-03-22 Reese Witherspoon, American actress (Pleasantville, Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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1976-03-24 Peyton Manning, American football quarterback (Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning
  • 1976-03-25 Juvenile [Terius Gray], American rapper (The Hot Boys), born in Magnolia, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1980-06-17 Andee Pickens, gymnast (alt-Olympics-96), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1980-09-29 Zachary Levi [Pugh], American actor (Chuck), born in Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • 1981-01-03 Eli [Elisha] Manning, American football quarterback (NY Giants - MVP Super Bowls XLII, XLVI), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1981-08-21 Collie Buddz [Colin Patrick Harper], American Reggae & Dancehall artist (Come Around), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

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1981-12-02 Britney Spears, American popstar ("Baby One More Time," "Oops! ...I did it again" and "I'm A Slave 4 U"), born in McComb, Mississippi

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears
  • 1984-02-06 Brandon Hammond, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, American actor (Gregory Hines Show)
  • 1988-04-16 Joe McKnight, NFL and CFL player killed in road rage incident, born in Kenner, Louisiana (d. 2016)

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