Maryland in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 261

  • 1928-08-30 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2014)
  • 1929-05-16 Adrienne Cecile Rich, feminist writer (Diamond Cutters), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • 1930-03-30 John Astin, American actor (I'm Dickens He's Fenster, Addams Family), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1930-05-11 William Carey, American businessman and philanthropist (W.P. Carey & Co. LLC), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • 1931-02-12 Constance A Morella, (Rep-R-Maryland)
  • 1932-07-27 Beverly Byron, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1932-11-26 Alan Stout, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1933-04-25 Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (Leiber & Stoller), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2011)
  • 1933-09-25 Erik Darling, American folk musician (Rooftop Singers), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2008)
  • 1934-12-19 Al Kaline, baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1935-01-28 Nicholas Pryor, American actor (The Hunger Games), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1935-12-17 Cal Ripken Sr, American MLB manager (Baltimore Orioles), born in Aberdeen, Maryland (d. 1999)
  • 1936-07-27 J. Robert Hooper, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2008)
  • 1936-08-16 Anita Gillette, American actress (Quincy ME, Marathon, Moonstruck), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1937-01-31 Philip Glass, minimal composer (Einstein on the Beach), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1937-11-06 Joe Warfield, American actor, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1937-12-21 Donald F. Munson, American politician (former Maryland Senator), born in Hagerstown, Maryland
  • 1937-12-30 Paul Stookey, singer and musician (Peter, Paul, & Mary), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1938-02-03 Randolfe "Randy" Wicker [Charles Gervin Hayden Jr.], American author, LGBT and pro-cloning activist and blogger, born in Baltimore, Maryland

Person of interestJack Fisher

1939-03-04 Jack Fisher, MLB Pitcher, born in Frostburg, Maryland

MLB Pitcher Jack Fisher
MLB Pitcher
Jack Fisher
  • 1939-06-11 Bernard Purdie, American session drummer, born in Elkton, Maryland
  • 1939-07-03 Jay Tarses, actor/writer (Open All Night, Duck Factory), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1939-08-28 [Catherine] Cassie Mackin, American newswoman (NBC TV) and 1st woman to regularly anchor an evening network newscast alone, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1982)
  • 1940-05-06 Murray Sidlin, American conductor (National Symphony 1973-77), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1940-12-21 Frank Zappa, American rocker, composer, activist and filmmaker (Mothers of Invention, Catholic Girls), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)
  • 1941-09-19 "Mama" Cass Elliot, American rock vocalist (Mamas & The Papas), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1974)
  • 1942-04-06 Barry Levinson, director (Rainman), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1943-09-03 Michael D. Barnes, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1943-10-05 Ben Cardin, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1944-02-06 Michael Tucker, actor (Stuart Markowitz-LA Law), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1945-07-26 Linda Harrison, American actress (Bracken's World, Planet of Apes), born in Berlin, Maryland
  • 1945-10-19 Divine [Harris Glenn Milstead], American actress, drag queen, and international icon of bad taste cinema (Pink Flamingos), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1988)
  • 1946-04-15 Wayne Gilchrest, (Rep-R-Maryland)
  • 1946-10-02 Roger Jett, American actor (Smithereens), born in Cumberland, Maryland
  • 1947-04-12 Tom Clancy, American author (Rainbow Six, The Hunt for Red October), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2013)
  • 1947-05-14 Tamara Dobson, actress (Amazons, Cleopatra Jones), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1947-07-24 Robert Hays, actor (Airplane!, Starman, Scandalous), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1947-11-18 Jameson Parker, actor (American Justice, Simon & Simon), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1947-11-24 Dwight Schultz, actor (A-Team), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1948-04-02 Joan D. Vinge, American sci-fi author (2 Hugos, Dune), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1948-10-24 Kweisi Mfume, (Rep-D-Maryland)/CEO (NAACP)
  • 1948-11-20 John Bolton, American security advisor and diplomat (US Ambassador to UN), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1949-03-23 Ric Ocasek [Richard Otcasek], American rocker (The Cars - Best Friend's Girl; Shake It Up), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1949-07-10 Greg Kihn, American pop musician and radio personality, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1949-08-15 Beverly Burns, American pilot and 1st woman to captain a Boeing 747, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1949-11-30 Margaret Whitton, actress (Good & Evil, Major League), born in Meade, Maryland (d. 2016)
  • 1950-02-09 Richard F. Colburn, American politician, Senator (R) Maryland (1995-2015), born in Easton, Maryland
  • 1950-06-22 Murphy Cross, actor (Phyl & Mikhy, Perfect), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland
  • 1950-07-03 Damon Harris, musician (The Temptations-My Girl), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2013)
  • 1950-10-17 Howard E Rollins Jr, actor (Bannister-Wildside, Another World), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1950-10-26 Chuck Foreman, NFL running back (Minnesota Vikings), born in Frederick, Maryland
  • 1950-11-24 Damon Evans, Balt Md, American actor (The Jeffersons), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1951-01-30 Charles S Dutton, actor (Alien 3, Crocodile Dundee 2, Roc), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1951-02-23 Patricia Richardson, American actress (Double Trouble, Home Improvement), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1951-04-15 Marsha S Ivins, astronaut (STS 32, 46, 62, 81), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1951-07-04 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American Democratic politician and Lieutenant Governor of Maryland (1995-2003), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1951-07-10 Cheryl Wheeler, American singer and songwriter, born in Timonium, Maryland
  • 1951-09-10 Albert R Wynn, (Rep-D-Maryland)
  • 1951-10-27 Nancy Jacobs, American politician (R), Senator Maryland (1999-2015), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • 1952-01-27 Brian Gottfried, tennis star (Wimbledon Doubles 1976), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Person of interestDavid Hasselhoff

1952-07-17 David Hasselhoff, American actor (Night Rider, Mitch-Baywatch), born in Baltimore, Maryland

  • 1952-08-14 Debbie Meyer, 200m/400m/800m swimmer (Olympic 3 gold-68), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • 1952-08-29 Karen Hesse, American children's book writer (Out of the Dust), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1953-08-30 Ron George, American politician (Member of the Maryland House of Delegates), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1953-12-11 Bess Armstrong, actress (Julia-On Our Own, 4 Seasons, Jaws), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1954-07-01 Mike Reid, American golfer (2 PGA Tour wins), born in Bainbridge, Maryland
  • 1955-01-22 Thomas David Jones, PhD/Astronaut (STS 59, 68, 80, sk: 98), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1955-05-27 Richard Schiff, American actor (The West Wing), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1956-02-06 Linda Grovenor, actress (Die Laughing, Wheels of Fire), born in Baltimore, Maryland

Person of interestLinda Hamilton

1956-09-26 Linda Hamilton, Amercian actress (Beauty & the Beast, Terminator films), born in Salisbury, Maryland

  • 1956-12-20 Guy Babylon, American keyboard player (Elton John) and arranger, born in New Windsor, Maryland (d. 2009|)
  • 1957-03-06 Edward "Eddie" Deezen, American actor (Grease, I Wanna Hold Your Hand), born in Cumberland, Maryland
  • 1957-07-24 Dorothy Mays, playmate (Jul, 1979), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1957-11-25 Bob Ehrlich, Jr., former Maryland governor
  • 1958-02-16 Michael W. Burns, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1958-05-03 Kevin Kilner, American actor (Earth:Final Conflict), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1959-07-31 Mike Bielecki, pitcher (Atlanta Braves), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1959-08-06 Grant Aleksander, actor (Guiding Light, All My Children), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1959-10-31 Neal Stephenson, American author, born in Fort Meade, Maryland
  • 1960-05-08 Eric Brittingham, American rock bassist (Cinderella-Heartbreak Station), born in Salisbury, Maryland
  • 1960-05-21 Mark Kevin Carnevale, PGA golfer (1992 Chattanooga), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • 1960-07-05 James M Kelly, American politician (Maryland), born in Baltimore County, Maryland

Person of interestCal Ripken Jr

1960-08-24 Cal Ripken Jr, American Baseball Hall of Fame shortstop (MLB record consecutive game streak, Baltimore Orioles), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland

MLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr
MLB Legend
Cal Ripken Jr
  • 1960-10-17 Kevin Clash, puppeteer (Elmo on Sesame Street), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1960-11-06 Michael Cerveris, American actor (Fun Home), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1962-03-05 Elise Burgin, tennis star, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1962-03-05 Robert L Curbeam Jr, astronaut (STS 85, sk: 99), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1962-07-04 Pam Shriver, American tennis star (1991 US Open doubles/Olympic gold 1988), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1962-12-28 Melissa R. Kelly, former Maryland politician
  • 1963-01-18 Martin O'Malley, Governor of Maryland
  • 1963-03-23 Kim Williams, LPGA golfer (1995 GHP Heartland-26th), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1963-09-06 Bryan Simonaire, American politician (Maryland State Senator), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1964-01-18 Brady Anderson, American MLB outfielder (Baltimore Orioles), born in Silver Spring, Maryland
  • 1964-02-23 Dana Katherine Scully, American fictional character (The X-Files), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • 1964-03-20 Ruth Davidon, rower (Olympic 6th 1996), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1964-03-29 Michael A. Jackson, Maryland politician, born in Cheverly, Maryland
  • 1964-06-12 Paula Marshall, actress (Lindsay Sutton-Chicago Sons), born in Rockville, Maryland
  • 1964-08-01 Adam Duritz, American musician (Counting Crows), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1964-09-29 Julie Peterson, playmate (Feb, 1987), born in Havre de Grace, Maryland
  • 1964-10-05 Warren E. Miller, Maryland politician

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