Minnesota History (Part 2)

Minnesota: Minneapolis - St. Paul

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 238

  • 1934-09-10 James L Oberstar, American politician (Rep-D-Minnesota, 1975-2011), born in Chisholm, Minnesota, (d. 2014)

Person of interestRoger Maris

1934-09-10 Roger Maris, American baseball player and HR champion (61 in 1961, AL MVP 1960, 1961), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 1985)

American Baseball Player Roger Maris
American Baseball Player
Roger Maris
  • 1934-09-14 Kate Millett, American feminist and author (Sexual Politics), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • 1934-12-29 Ed Flanders, actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1935-08-05 John McCartan, ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1960), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Person of interestHerb Brooks

1937-08-05 Herb Brooks, American ice hockey coach (Olympic gold Medal 1980), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)

Ice Hockey Player & Coach Herb Brooks
Ice Hockey Player & Coach
Herb Brooks
  • 1938-02-23 Sylvia Chase, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1939-02-06 Mike Farrell, American actor, director and activist (M*A*S*H, Battered, Patch Adams), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1940-10-07 Bruce F Vento, (Rep-D-Minnesota, 1977- )
  • 1940-11-22 Terry Gilliam, comedy author-animator (Monty Python), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1941-02-03 Bridget Hanley, American actress (Here Come the Brides), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1941-03-28 Alf Clausen, orchestra leader (Mary, Simpsons), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Person of interestBob Dylan

1941-05-24 Bob Dylan [Robert Zimmerman], American singer-songwriter (Blowin' in Wind, The Times They Are a-Changin') and cultural icon, born in Duluth, Minnesota

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1942-03-19 David Minge, (Rep-D-Minnesota)
  • 1942-08-07 Garrison Keillor, American voice actor, humorist and radio personality (A Prairie Home Companion), born in Anoka, Minnesota
  • 1942-10-17 Gary Puckett, vocalist (Gary Puckett& Union Gap "Woman Woman"), born in Hibbing, Minnesota
  • 1942-12-23 Jerry Koosman, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Appleton, Minnesota
  • 1944-06-29 Collin Peterson, (Rep-D-Minnesota)
  • 1944-07-21 Paul Wellstone, (Sen-D-Minnesota)
  • 1946-05-06 Jim Ramstad, (Rep-R-Minnesota)
  • 1946-07-28 Linda Kelsey, actress (Billie-Lou Grant, Kate-Day by Day), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1946-08-05 Loni Anderson, American actress (Jennifer-WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1947-04-18 Dorothy Lyman, (All my Children, Naomi-Mama's Family), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1947-07-19 Bernie Leadon, guitarist/vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1947-09-25 Cheryl Tiegs, Minnesota, model (Sports Illustrated)
  • 1948-02-04 Rod Grams, (Rep-R-Minnesota), (d. 2013)
  • 1949-01-23 Robert Cabana, Mjr USMC/astronaut (STS 41, 53, 68, sk:88), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Person of interestPeter Agre

1949-01-30 Peter Agre, American biologist and Nobel laureate, born in Northfield, Minnesota

Molecular biologist Peter Agre
Molecular biologist
Peter Agre

Person of interestJessica Lange

1949-04-20 Jessica Lange, American actress (King Kong, Tootsie, American Horror Stories), born in Cloquet, Minnesota

Actress Jessica Lange
Actress
Jessica Lange
  • 1949-11-13 Roger Steen, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Tubes), born in Pipestone, Minnesota
  • 1950-01-23 Richard Dean Anderson, actor (MacGyver, Emerald Pt NAS), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1950-03-05 Harvey Jacob Alperin, actor (Cocktail), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1950-03-26 Tony Papenfuss, American actor (Daryl-Newhart), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1950-12-02 Merrill Ashley, ballerina (NYC Ballet), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1951-05-21 Al Franken, US politician (Senate-D-Minnesota 2009-) comedian, writer, actor (SNL), born in NYC, New York
  • 1951-06-27 Julia Duffy [Julia Margaret Hinds], American actress (Newhart, Baby Talk), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1951-07-15 Jesse Ventura, [James Janos], wrestler, actor and politician (Governor of Minnesota 1999-2003), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1951-08-14 Carl Lumbly, American actor (Cagney & Lacey, Alias), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1951-11-19 Timothy J Penny, American politician (Rep-D-MN, 1983-95), born in Albert Lea, Minnesota
  • 1953-03-24 Louie Anderson, American comedian (Ratboy, Wrong Guys), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1953-06-23 Roberta Leighton, actress (Ginger-Days of Our Lives), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1953-08-22 Paul Ellering, American wrestling manager, born in Melrose, Minnesota
  • 1953-11-15 Alexander O'Neal, rocker (James Hearsky Harris III), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1954-11-29 Joel Coen, filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • 1955-02-22 Tim Young, Scarborough, Ontario, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota North Stars)
  • 1955-05-16 Jack Morris, pitcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Person of interestBrian Kobilka

1955-05-30 Brian Kobilka, American Nobel Prize winning chemistry professor (G protein-coupled receptors), born in Little Falls, Minnesota

Professor Brian Kobilka
Professor
Brian Kobilka
  • 1956-04-18 John James, actor (Jeff Colby-Dynasty), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1956-08-22 Paul Molitor, infielder (Mn Twins, 1993 World Series MVP), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1956-09-08 David Carr, American journalist (New York Times), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • 1957-04-30 Duane G Carey, American major USAF/astronaut, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1957-07-30 Mark Tymchyshyn, actor (Gavin-As The World Turns), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1957-09-21 Ethan Coen, filmmaker (Fargo, No Country for Old Men), born in St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • 1958-02-26 Tim Kaine, US Senator (D-Vir) and 2016 Democratic nominee for Vice President, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1958-03-28 Curt Hennig, American professional wrestler, born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • 1958-04-11 Brynn Hartman, American actress and murderer, born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota (d. 1998)

Person of interestPrince (Rogers Nelson)

1958-06-07 Prince [Rogers Nelson], American singer-songwriter and musician (1999, Purple Rain), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)

  • 1958-07-31 Bill Berry, American drummer (R.E.M.), born in Duluth, Minnesota
  • 1958-11-06 Trace Beaulieu, American actor (Mystery Science Theater 3000), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1959-01-31 Kelly Lynch, American actress (Drugstore Cowboy), born in Golden Walley Minnesota
  • 1959-10-31 Ann Henricksson, tennis star, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1959-11-08 Chi Chi LaRue [Larry David Paciotti], American gay alternative film director and drag queen, born in Hibbing, Minnesota
  • 1959-12-17 Robert "Bob" Stinson, American rock guitarist (The Replacements), born in Waconia, Minnesota (d. 1995)

Person of interestDino Ciccarelli

1960-02-08 Dino Ciccarelli, Canadian NHL right wing (Minnesota North Stars, Washington Capitals), born in Sarnia, Ontario

NHL Star Dino Ciccarelli
NHL Star
Dino Ciccarelli
  • 1960-03-09 Mike Leach, American tennis star, born in Susanville, California
  • 1960-05-25 Amy Klobuchar, American politician, junior senator from Minnesota
  • 1960-09-15 Scott Thompson Baker, actor (Gen Hosp, All My Children), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1960-11-25 Mary Ostergren, biathelete (Olympics 1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1960-11-27 Maria Schneider, American composer (Concert in the Garden), born in Windom, Minnesota
  • 1961-02-17 Deb[ra] Richardson, beach volleyballer (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1961-03-29 Mike Kingery, American baseball outfielder (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in St. James, Minnesota
  • 1961-05-29 Todd Boonstra, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1961-11-18 Janice Lynn Kuehnemund, rocker (Vixen-Rev It Up), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1962-04-27 James LeGros, American actor (Point Break, Enemy of the State), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1963-02-07 Heidemarie M Stefanyshyn-Piper, Lt Cmdr USN/astronaut, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1963-05-01 Robert Seguso, American tennis player (4 x doubles major titles, gold medal doubles 1988 Olympics), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1964-03-09 Phil Housley, NHL defenseman (NJ Devils, Team USA Olympics 1998), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1964-11-12 Dave Ellefson, Jackson, Minnesota, American heavy metal bassist (Megadeth)
  • 1965-08-22 Tom Gibis, American voice actor (Shikamaru Nara-Naruto), born in West St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1966-02-21 Edie Boyer, discus thrower, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1966-06-18 Bob Kempainen, marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1966-06-18 Robert Kempainen, marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1966-06-21 Gretchen Carlson, American television commentator, born in Anoka, Minnesota
  • 1966-08-12 Gordy Morgan, 163 lbs greco-roman wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1967-04-17 Kimberly Elise, American actress (Beloved), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1967-06-03 William "Bill" Carlucci, rower (Olympic bronze 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1967-08-21 Tuineau Alipate, NLF/WLAF linebacker (Frankfurt Galaxy, Minnesota Vikings), born in Tonga
  • 1967-11-08 Rhonda Kottke, WPVA volleyballer, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1967-12-08 Ron George, linebacker (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1967-12-29 Henry Jones, American football Safety (Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1968-04-13 Tami Lyn Jameson, team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1968-04-13 Toni Lee Jameson, team handball back court (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1968-10-01 Jay Underwood, American actor (The Boy Who Could Fly), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1969-02-02 Jeff Christy, corner (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1969-04-07 Peggy Clasen, speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1969-05-28 Damian Rhodes, NHL goalie (Ottawa Senators), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1969-06-02 David Wheaton, tennis star (1987 US junior boys), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1969-09-16 Kathi Wolfgram, rocker (Jets-You Got it All), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1969-12-08 Bobby Phillips, WLAF running back (Minnesota Vikings, Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1969-12-15 Sean Briscombe, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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