Missouri in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 520

  • 1955-05-29 Ken Schrader, American auto racer, promoter (Daytona 500 1988, 89, 90), born in Fenton, Missouri
  • 1955-08-02 Tim Dunigan, American actor, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1956-02-22 Amy Alcott, American golfer (5-time major title winner; US Open 1980), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1956-04-18 David Edwards, American golfer (US Masters 1984 3rd; 4 PGA Tour titles), born in Neosho, Missouri
  • 1956-06-21 Rick Sutcliffe, American baseball pitcher (LA Dodgers, Chicago Cubs), born in Independence, Missouri
  • 1956-07-13 Michael Spinks, American boxer (undisputed world light heavyweight title 1983-85; lineal world heavyweight title 1985-88; Olympic gold middleweight 1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1956-08-14 Rusty Wallace, American race car driver, born in Arnold, Missouri
  • 1956-10-18 Jim Talent, American politician (Rep-R-Missouri), born in Des Peres, Missouri
  • 1957-01-23 Lou Schuler, American fitness journalist, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1957-01-25 Jenifer Lewis, American actress (Girl 6, Meteor Man, Sister Act), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Payne StewartPayne Stewart (1957-1999)

1957-01-30 American golfer (US Open 1991, 99; PGA 1989), born in Springfield, Missouri

  • 1957-10-27 Jeff East, American actor (Huckleberry Finn, Superman), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1957-12-21 Tom Henke, American baseball player, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1958-02-12 Ruth Guerri, US-Italian nude model (July, 1983), born in St Louis, Missouri

Danny MeyerDanny Meyer (64 years old)

1958-03-14 American restaurateur (Shake Shack, Union Square Cafe), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1958-06-17 Daniel McVicar, American actor (Clarke-Bold & Beautiful), born in Independence, Missouri
  • 1958-07-30 Kevin Mahogany, American jazz vocalist ("Double Rainbow"; "Pride And Joy"), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2017) [1] [2]
  • 1958-10-10 J. Eddie Peck, American actor (Bold & Beautiful-Cole Howard), born in Lynchburg, Virginia
  • 1958-10-18 Hal Haenel, star sailor (Olympic 8th 1988, 92, 96), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1959-01-22 Linda Blair, American actress (Exorcist, Chained Heat, Savage St), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1959-07-17 Janet Lynn Kavandi, American scientist and NASA astronaut (sk:STS 91), born in Carthage, Missouri
  • 1959-09-05 Tom Pernice Jr., American golfer (2 PGA Tour, 6 Champions Tour titles), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1959-10-03 Jack Wagner, American actor (General Hospital; Melrose Place) and pop singer ("All I Need"), born in Washington, Missouri
  • 1960-05-27 Ray Armsetad, 4X400 runner (Olympic gold 1984), born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • 1960-07-02 Julia Montgomery, American actress (One Life to Live, Revenge of the Nerds), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1960-08-26 Ola Ray, American model, Playboy playmate (Jun, 1980) and actress (girlfriend in Thriller music video), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1961-01-10 Janet Jones, American actress (American Anthem, Flamingo Kid), born in Bridgeton, Missouri
  • 1961-12-11 Mike Henneman, American baseball pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Saint Charles, Missouri

Sheryl CrowSheryl Crow (60 years old)

1962-02-11 American Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter ("All I Want to Do"; "If It Makes You Happy"), born in Kennett, Missouri

  • 1962-06-03 Connie Price-Smith, American discus thrower (Olympic 5th-96), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • 1962-07-02 Brandel Chamblee, American golfer, broadcaster (Golf Channel, 1 PGA Tour title), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1962-08-24 David Koechner, American actor, born in Tipton, Missouri
  • 1962-12-24 Kate Spade, American fashion designer, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1963-01-02 David Cone, American baseball pitcher (perfect game 1999; AL Cy Young Award 1994; 5 × MLB All-Star; World Series 1992 Toronto Blue Jays; 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 NY Yankees), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1963-05-24 Ken Flach, American professional tennis player (4 Grand Slam titles, 2 mixed doubles), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1964-01-10 Krista Tesreau, American actress (Tina-OLTL, Silk Stalkings), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1964-01-16 Mark Collins, American NFL cornerback and safety (Super Bowl 1986, 90; First-team All-Pro 1989; New York Giants), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1964-01-18 Virgil Hill, American boxer (WBA light heavyweight title 1987, 97; IBF & lineal light heavyweight titles 1996-97; WBA cruiserweight title 2000-02, 2006-07), born in Clinton, Missouri
  • 1964-02-13 Mark Patton, US interior designer and actor (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Come back to the Five and Dime), born in Kansa City, Missouri
  • 1964-02-20 Jeff Maggert, American golfer (US Senior Open, Tradition 2015), born in Columbia Missouri
  • 1964-04-24 Cedric the Entertainer, American comedian and actor, born in Jefferson City, Missouri
  • 1964-09-25 Anita Barone, American actress, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1964-12-31 Michael McDonald, American actor-comedian, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Pat LaFontainePat LaFontaine (57 years old)

1965-02-22 American NHL center, 1983-98 (NY Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, NY Rangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1965-03-24 Angela Zuckerman, speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1965-05-25 George Hickenlooper, American documentary filmmaker, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2010)
  • 1966-01-25 Paul Ranheim, American NHL left wing (Hartford Whalers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1966-09-24 Bernard Gilkey, American MLB outfielder (NY Mets), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1966-10-01 Scott Innes, American voice actor (Scooby-Doo), born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri
  • 1966-10-30 Quin Snyder, American basketball coach (NBA All-Star Game head coach 2021; Utah Jazz; University of Missouri), born in Mercer Island, Washington
  • 1967-06-14 Wendy Lian Williams, American diver (Olympic bronze 1988, 92), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1967-07-11 Andy Ashby, pitcher (San Diego Padres), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1967-08-01 Lori Endicott, American volleyball setter (Olympic bronze 1992, 96), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1967-12-29 Henry Jones, American football Safety (Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1968-11-05 Sam Rockwell, American actor (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), born in Daly, California
  • 1969-01-08 Brian Boehringer, American baseball pitcher (NY Yankees), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1969-02-10 Joe Mangrum, American artist, born in Florissant, Missouri
  • 1969-02-15 Josh Marshall, American journalist and blogger (Talking Points Memo), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1969-04-15 Michael Jones, American NFL linebacker (Oakland Raiders, St Louis Rams), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1969-10-06 Robert Person, pitcher (NY Mets), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1970-01-17 Darnell Walker, American NFL cornerback (Atlanta Falcons, SF 49ers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1970-02-10 Brendan Eppert, US speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1970-03-26 Martin McDonagh, Anglo-Irish playwright, screenwriter and film director (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), born in London, England
  • 1970-04-10 Wesley "Wes" Barnett, American Olympic weightlifter (Pan Am-silver-1987), born in St Joseph, Missouri
  • 1970-08-05 James Gunn, American filmmaker (Guardians of the Galaxy), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1970-08-28 Rick Recht, Jewish-American rock singer-songwriter ("Tear Down The Walls"), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1970-10-06 Darren Oliver, American pitcher (Texas Rangers), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1970-10-26 Bert Emanuel, American NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1970-11-06 Eric Mueller, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1970-11-20 Matt Blunt, American politician, Governor of Missouri (2005-2009), born in Greene County, Missouri
  • 1970-12-12 Ivano Newbill, American NBA center (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Sedalia, Missouri
  • 1971-02-05 Sara Evans, American singer, born in Boonville, Missouri
  • 1971-02-22 Max Lane, American NFL tackle (NE Patriots), born in Norborne, Missouri

Jon HammJon Hamm (51 years old)

1971-03-10 American actor (Mad Men - Don Draper), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1971-03-17 Bill Mueller, American baseball player, born in Maryland Heights, Missouri
  • 1971-10-05 Dan Plante, American ice hockey player (NY Islanders), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1972-05-20 Michael Cox, American 1.5k runner, born in Hannibal, Missouri
  • 1972-06-09 Wesley Reid Scantlin, American guitarist and singer (Puddle of Mudd), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1972-07-07 Darnay Scott, American NFL wide receiver (Cin Bengals), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1972-09-19 Amy Frazier, American tennis star, born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1972-10-14 J. J. Smith, American NFL running back (KC Chiefs), born in Kansas City, Missouri

EminemEminem (50 years old)

1972-10-17 American rapper and movie star (The Real Slim Shady, Stan and 8 Mile), born in St. Joseph, Missouri

  • 1972-12-06 Gary Bandy, American NFL defensive end (Atlanta Falcons), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1973-02-07 Billy Baumhoff, soccer midfielder/forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1973-04-16 Akon [Thiam], Senegalese American singer-songwriter and producer ("Trouble"; "Lonely"; "Smack That"), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1973-07-04 Michael Johnson, English-born Jamaican footballer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1973-10-09 Erin Daniels, American actress (The L Word), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1974-02-15 Tim Hall, US running back (Oakland Raiders), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1998)
  • 1974-04-10 Eric Greitens, American former military officer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1974-12-09 Wendy Dillinger, American female soccer player and coach, born in St. Charles County, Missouri
  • 1975-03-13 Landon Wilson, American NHL right wing (Colorado Avalanche), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1975-08-08 Jeremy Scott, American fashion designer (Moschino), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1976-03-13 James Dewees, American musician (The Get Up Kids), born in Liberty, Missouri
  • 1976-04-05 Sterling K. Brown, American actor (The People v. O. J. Simpson, This is Us), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Jack DorseyJack Dorsey (46 years old)

1976-11-19 American entrepreneur and computer programmer who co-founded Twitter and Square/Block, born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1977-05-03 Tyronn Lue, American basketball coach (NBA Championship 2016 Cleveland), born in Mexico, Missouri
  • 1977-09-12 Jeff Irwin, American rock and jazz bassist, born in Creve Coeur, Missouri
  • 1977-10-11 Matthew Bomer, American actor (The Normal Heart), born in Webster Groves, Missouri
  • 1977-11-10 Matt Cepicky, American baseball player, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1978-04-26 Joe Crede, American baseball player, born in Jefferson City, Missouri

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