Maine in History (Part 2)

Maine: Portland, ME

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

  • 1956-04-04 David E. Kelley, American writer and TV producer (Picket Fences, Chicago Hope), born in Waterville, Maine
  • 1956-09-15 Tawny Little (née Godin), American beauy queen (Miss American, 1976), news anchor, and actress, born in Portland, Maine
  • 1957-05-16 Joan Benoit Samuelson, American long distance athlete (Olympic gold, marathon 1984; WR 1980, 82; Boston Marathon 1979, 83), born in Cape Elizabeth, Maine
  • 1957-09-06 Joe Smyth, American country singer ("Betty's Bein' Bad"), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1958-12-05 Dean Erickson, American actor and founder and CEO of Bionic Capital LLC, born in Maine
  • 1959-01-31 Kelly Moore, American stock car driver, born in Scarborough, Maine
  • 1959-11-28 Judd Nelson, American actor (Breakfast Club, Jack-Suddenly Susan), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1960-05-10 Victoria Rowell, American actress (The Young & The Restless - "Drucilla"), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1960-08-30 Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, American Medal of Honor recipient, born in Lincoln, Maine (d. 1993)
  • 1962-04-09 Jeff Turner, American NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Bangor, Maine
  • 1964-10-12 JoAnn Willette, American actress (Constance-Just 10 of Us, Real Genius), born in Lewiston, Maine

Patrick DempseyPatrick Dempsey (56 years old)

1966-01-13 American actor (Grey's Anatomy), born in Lewiston, Maine

  • 1966-05-24 Ricky Craven, American NASCAR driver, born in Newburgh, Maine
  • 1967-07-27 Juliana Hatfield, American musician (Blake Babies; The Lemonheads), born in Wiscasset, Maine
  • 1969-05-19 Cecile Ulbrich Tucker, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Warren, Maine
  • 1972-05-22 Anna Belknap, American actress (CSI NY), born in Damariscotta, Maine
  • 1972-06-29 Samantha Smith, American peace activist and actress (invited to the Soviet Union during Cold War), born in Houlton, Maine (d. 1985)
  • 1972-08-27 Chris Imes, US hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994), born in South Paris, Maine
  • 1972-11-07 Christopher Daniel Barnes, American actor (As World Turns), born in Portland, Maine
  • 1977-07-01 Jessica Meir, American NASA astronaut and marine biologist, born in Caribou, Maine
  • 1981-01-15 Howie Day, American singer, born in Bangor, Maine
  • 1985-08-09 Anna Kendrick, American actress and singer (Pitch Perfect), born in Portland, Maine

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths