Minnesota History (Part 2)

Minnesota: Minneapolis - St. Paul

Historical Events

  • 2008-02-01 Minnesota starter Johan Santana signs a 6-year, $137.5 million deal with the New York Mets to become the highest-paid pitcher in MLB history; trade from Twins to Mets official the next day
  • 2010-01-24 NFC Championship, Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA: New Orleans Saints beat Minnesota Vikings, 31-28 (OT)
  • 2014-04-05 Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire picks up the 1,000th win of his MLB career as the Twins score a 7 - 3 victory over the Cleveland Indians
  • 2014-07-15 85th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 5-3 at Target Field, Minnesota
  • 2016-07-06 African American Philando Castile is shot by police in St Paul, Minnesota after being pulled over for a broken rear light, killing is filmed
  • 2016-09-06 Minnesota man Danny Heinrich admits to kidnapping and murdering 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling on October 22, 1989
  • 2016-10-02 Ryder Cup Golf, Hazeltine National GC: US regains Cup; beats Europe, 17-11; Americans Brooks Koepka, Brandt Snedeker & Patrick Reed each win 3 matches
  • 2018-01-21 NFC Championship, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Eagles beat Minnesota Vikings, 38-7
  • 2018-06-13 Raccoon climbs 23 story office building in St Paul, Minnesota, becoming an internet sensation
  • 2018-11-06 Ilhan Omar (Minnesota) and Rashida Tlaib (Michigan) are the first Muslim women to be elected to the US House of Representatives
  • 2019-02-10 Minnesota senator Amy Klobuchar announces her 2020 presidential campaign
  • 2019-02-18 25-year old murder of a woman solved when police in Minnesota run DNA though a genealogy site and find suspect
  • 2019-03-18 “Historic to catastrophic flooding" faced by Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and South Dakota according to US National Weather Service

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 355


Person of interestCharles M. Schulz

1922-11-26 Charles M. Schulz, American cartoonist (Peanuts), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2000)

Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz
Cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz
  • 1922-12-20 George Roy Hill, American film director (Slap Shot, Little Drummer Girl, Little Romance), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1923-01-25 Shirley Mason, American psychiatric patient (Commonly known as "Sybil"), born in Dodge Center, Minnesota (d. 1998)
  • 1923-05-26 James Arness, American actor (Gunsmoke, How the West Was Won), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • 1923-10-05 Philip Berrigan, American peace activist and Roman Catholic priest, born in Two Harbors, Minnesota (d. 2002)
  • 1924-07-24 Glenn Loren Glasow, American composer, born in Pine County, Minnesota (d. 2002)
  • 1924-08-11 Arlene Dahl, American actress and TV panelist (Ambush), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1926-03-18 Peter Graves [Aurness], American actor (Mission Impossible, Airplane!, Stalag 17), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2010)
  • 1926-05-04 Milt Thompson, American astronaut (Dynasoar, X-15), NASA test pilot and chief-engineer, born in Crookston, Minnesota (d. 1993)
  • 1926-12-23 Robert Bly, American poet & essayist (Loving a Woman in 2 Worlds), born in Lac qui Parle County, Minnesota
  • 1927-07-25 Midge Decter, American journalist and author (The Liberated Woman & Other Americans), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1927-11-16 Barbara Payton [Redfield], American actress known for her tumultuous private life (Dallas, Trapped, Bad Blonde), born in Cloquet, Minnesota (d. 1967)

Person of interestWalter Mondale

1928-01-05 Walter Mondale, American politician (US Senator from Minnesota (D), 1964-76 ; 42nd Vice President, 1977-81), born in Ceylon, Minnesota (d. 2021)

42nd Vice President of the United States Walter Mondale
42nd Vice President of the United States
Walter Mondale
  • 1928-06-07 James Jude, American thoracic surgeon (developed CPR), born in Maple Lake, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • 1928-06-27 Rudy Perpich, American politician, 34th & 36th Governor of Minnesota, born in Carson Lake, Minnesota (d. 1995)
  • 1928-07-31 Bill Frenzel, American politician (Rep-R-MN, 1971-91), born in St Paul, Minnesota (d. 2014)
  • 1928-08-27 Joan Kroc [Mansfield], American 3rd wife of Ray Kroc, the owner of McDonald's and the San Diego Padres, born in West St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2003)
  • 1928-09-04 Donald Petersen, American businessman (CEO of Ford Motor Company), born in Pipestone, Minnesota
  • 1928-09-06 Robert M. Pirsig, American author (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • 1928-10-04 Rip Repulski, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1956; World Series 1959), born in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota (d. 1993)
  • 1928-10-16 Ann Morgan Guilbert, American actress (The Dick Van Dyke Show), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2016)
  • 1928-10-25 Jeanne Cooper, American actress (Kay-The Young & Restless), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2013)
  • 1928-10-25 Marion Ross, American actress (Marion-Happy Days, Bkln Bridge), born in Watertown, Minnesota
  • 1929-02-22 James Hong, American-Chinese actor (The New Adventures of Charlie Chan), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1930-01-13 Liz Anderson, American country music singer-songwriter (Mama Spank, The Game of Triangles), born in Roseau, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • 1930-01-19 Nathalie "Tippi" Hedren, American actress, animal rights activist and former fashion model (The Birds, Marnie), born in New Ulm, Minnesota
  • 1930-07-05 Tommy Cook, American producer, screenwriter and actor (Missile to the Moon), born in Duluth, Minnesota
  • 1930-08-31 Dudley "Big Tiny" Little Jr, American pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Worthington Minnesota (d. 2010)
  • 1930-11-07 Rudy Boschwitz, American politician (U.S. Senator from Minnesota 1978-91), born in Berlin, Weimar Germany
  • 1931-05-02 Phil Bruns, American actor and writer (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "George Shumway"), born in Pipestone, Minnesota (d. 2012)
  • 1931-07-10 Del Insko, harness racer (toothpick in mouth, 1969 money leader), born in Amboy, Minnesota
  • 1932-02-14 Leo Thorsness, American Vietnam War pilot (Medal of Honor), born in Walnut Grove, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • 1932-04-12 Dennis Banks, American activist (leader of the American Indian Movement), born in Leech Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • 1934-01-24 Burdette Haldorson, American basketball player (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Austin, Minnesota
  • 1934-02-06 Vernon "Vern" Ehlers, American politician (Michigan House of Representatives), born in Pipestone, Minnesota (d. 2017)
  • 1934-03-26 Gino Cappelletti, American football running back (AFL All-Star 1961, 63-66; AFL MVP 1964; Boston Patriots), born in Keewatin, Minnesota
  • 1934-08-18 Vincent Bugliosi, American attorney and author (Helter-Skelter), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 2015)
  • 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 right fielder (7-time MLB All Star, 61 HRs 1961), born in Hibbing, Minnesota (d. 1985)

Baseball Player Roger Maris
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, American 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
  • 1935-12-01 Roger Christian, American ice hockey left wing (Olympic gold 1960; Christian Brother's Hockey Sticks), born in Warroad, Minnesota (d. 2011)

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 & activist (M*A*S*H; Battered; Patch Adams), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1940-05-19 Joan Staley, American actress and Playboy playmate (Nov, 1958), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1940-10-07 Bruce F. Vento, American politician (Rep-D-Minnesota, 1977- ), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2000)
  • 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, American orchestra leader and film and television score composer (Donny & Marie; The Simpsons; ALF), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1941-05-05 Terry Baker, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1962, Oregon State), born in Pine River, 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
  • 1941-06-02 Lou Nanne, Canadian-born American hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Sault Ste. Maria, Ontario
  • 1941-10-25 Anne Tyler, American writer (Accidental Tourist), born in Hennepin County, Minnesota
  • 1942-01-17 Nancy Parsons, American actress, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2001)
  • 1942-03-07 Tammy Faye Bakker (Messner), American Christian singer and former wife of Jim Bakker (The PTL Club), born in International Falls, Minnesota (d. 2007)
  • 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, American pop vocalist (Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - "Woman, Woman"; "Lady Willpower"), born in Hibbing, Minnesota
  • 1942-12-23 Jerry Koosman, American pitcher (NY Mets), born in Appleton, Minnesota
  • 1943-01-01 Jerilyn Britz, American golfer (US Women's Open 1979), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1943-08-02 Tom Burgmeier, American baseball player, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1944-06-29 Collin Peterson, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota), born in Fargo, North Dakota
  • 1944-07-21 Paul Wellstone, American politician (Sen-D-Minnesota 1991-2002), born in Washington D.C. (d. 2002)
  • 1944-08-24 Bill Goldsworthy, Canadian ice hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (d. 1996)
  • 1944-12-07 Daniel Chorzempa, American organist, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1945-08-05 Loni Anderson, American actress (Jennifer-WKRP in Cincinnati), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1946-05-06 Jim Ramstad, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota), born in Jamestown, North Dakota
  • 1946-07-16 Ron Yary, American football player (Minnesota Vikings), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-07-28 Jonathan Edwards, American singer-songwriter (Sunshine), born in Aitkin, Minnesota
  • 1946-07-28 Linda Kelsey, American actress (Billie-Lou Grant, Kate-Day by Day), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1946-09-16 Cathee Dahmen, American fashion model, born in Minnesota (d. 1997)
  • 1947-04-18 Dorothy Lyman, American actress (All my Children, Naomi-Mama's Family), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1947-07-19 Bernie Leadon, American guitarist and vocalist (Eagles-Take it Easy), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1947-08-01 Rick Anderson, American actor and rock bassist (Tubes), born in St. Paul, Minnesota
  • 1947-09-25 Cheryl Tiegs, American model (Sports Illustrated) and fashion designer, born in Breckenridge, Minnesota
  • 1948-02-04 Rod Grams, (Rep-R-Minnesota), (d. 2013)
  • 1948-04-26 Gerry Sikorski, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota), born in Breckenridge, Minnesota
  • 1948-08-27 Sgt. Slaughter, American professional wrestler, born in Meeker County, Minnesota
  • 1948-11-08 Dale A Gardner, American naval commander and astronaut (STS 8, STS 51A), born in Fairmont, Minnesota (d. 2014)
  • 1948-11-10 Aaron Brown, American broadcast journalist (World News Now), born in Hopkins, Minnesota
  • 1949-01-23 Robert Cabana, American astronaut (STS 41, 53, 68, sk:88), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Person of interestPeter Agre

1949-01-30 Peter Agre, American biologist & 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
  • 1949-08-14 Bob Backlund, American wrestler, born in Princeton, Minnesota
  • 1949-11-13 Roger Steen, American rock guitarist and vocalist (Tubes), born in Pipestone, Minnesota
  • 1949-12-20 Claudia Jennings [Mary Ellen Chestrerton], American actress and Playboy playmate (Nov 1969, Playmate of the year 1970), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 1979)
  • 1950-01-23 Richard Dean Anderson, American 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
  • 1950-07-19 Freddy Moore, American rock musician and songwriter, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1950-08-29 Dave Reichert, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington) and sheriff, born in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
  • 1950-10-24 Steven Greenberg, American composer and musician (Lipps Inc.), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1950-12-02 Merrill Ashley, American ballerina (NYC Ballet), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • 1950-12-23 Michael C. Burgess, American politician, born in Rochester, Minnesota
  • 1951-05-21 Al Franken, US politician (Senate-D-Minnesota 2009-18) comedian, writer, actor (SNL, 1975-80; 1985-90), 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], American professional 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

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths