Nebraska in History (Part 2)

Nebraska: Lincoln, Neb - Omaha

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

  • 1940-04-18 Skip Stephenson, American comedian (Real People), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1992)
  • 1940-09-19 Paul Williams, American singer, composer ("Rainy Days and Mondays"; "Evergreen"; sings from Ishtar; "Rainbow Connection"), and actor ("Battle for the Planet of the Apes; Smokey and The Bandit), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Dick Cheney

1941-01-30 Dick Cheney, American politician (Vice President: 2001-2009), born in Lincoln, Nebraska

  • 1941-02-08 Nick Nolte, American actor (The Thin Red Line, 48 Hrs), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1941-04-23 Hal Daub, American lawyer and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska, born in Fort Bragg, North Carolina
  • 1941-11-17 Peter Hoagland, (Rep-D-Nebraska)
  • 1942-04-25 Jon Kyl, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona (1987-95), born in Oakland, Nebraska
  • 1942-07-12 Richard Stoltzman, American clarinetist (Tashi), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1943-06-26 John Beasley, American actor (Everwood), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1943-08-27 Bob Kerrey, (Sen-D Nebraska)
  • 1944-09-06 Swoosie Kurtz, American actress (Slap Shot, Garp, Sisters), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1946-09-09 Doug Ingle, American rock vocalist and keyboard player (Iron Butterfly - "In A Gadda Da Vida"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1947-09-05 (George) "Buddy" Miles, American rock drummer (The Electric Flag; Band of Gypsies), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2008)
  • 1951-07-05 Johnny Rodgers, American College Football Hall of Fame wide receiver (Heisman Trophy 1972, U of Nebraska–Lincoln; Grey Cup C'ship 1974, Montreal Alouettes), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1954-01-18 Ted DiBiase, American professional wrestler, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1954-09-16 Frank Reed, American singer (Chi-Lites), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2014)
  • 1956-07-31 Bill Callahan, American college football and NFL coach (Nebraska; Oakland Raiders), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1958-06-15 Wade Boggs, American Red Sox/Yank 3rd baseman (AL bat champ 1985-88), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1958-08-13 Randall Shughart, American soldier and Medal of Honor recipient, born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1993)
  • 1958-11-16 Marg Helgenberger, North Bend Nebraska, actress (China Beach)
  • 1959-02-05 Glenn Dubis, American sport shooter (Olympics 1984, 88, 96), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1959-03-20 Sting [Steve Borden], American professional wrestler, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1960-03-25 Robert Green, tennis star, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1960-06-12 Mark Calcavecchia, American golfer (British Open 1989; 13 PGA Tour titles), born in Laurel, Nebraska
  • 1960-09-10 Miranda Wilson, American actress (Sandra-Santa Barbara), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1960-09-26 Bret Erickson, American sport shooter (Olympics 1996), born in Blair, Nebraska
  • 1961-02-10 Alexander Payne, American film director (Sideways), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1961-03-01 Mike Rozier, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1983, Nebraska; Pro Bowl 1987, 88, Houston Oilers), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1961-04-11 Lucky Vanous, American model (GQ, Diet Coke), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1962-12-06 Janine Turner, American actress (Maggie in Northern Exposure), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1963-02-17 Larry the Cable Guy [Daniel Lawrence Whitney], American comedian (Blue Collar Comedy Tour), born in Pawnee City, Nebraska
  • 1963-02-20 Jon Lynn Christensen, former Nebraska Congressman
  • 1964-03-31 Erik Turner, American rock guitarist (Warrant - "Cherry Pie"), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1965-12-31 Nicholas Sparks, American author (The Notebook), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1966-10-11 Gregg Olson, American baseball pitcher (Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1967-12-28 Chris Ware, US cartoonist, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1968-05-25 Shawn Bouwens, American NFL guard (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1969-09-21 Jason Christiansen, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1971-01-16 Junior Bryant, American NFL defensive end (SF 49ers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1971-01-30 Quentin Neujahr, American ice hockey player (Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns), born in Seward, Nebraska
  • 1972-06-23 Cory Schlesinger, American football fullback (Detroit Lions), born in Columbus, Nebraska
  • 1972-07-21 Kimera Bartee, outfielder (Detroit Tigers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1972-08-16 Zach Wiegert, American college and professional football player (St Louis Rams), born in Fremont, Nebraska
  • 1972-09-11 Mark Pope, American NBA forward (Indiana Pacers), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1972-10-15 Fred Hoiberg, American NBA guard (Indiana Pacers), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1972-10-29 Gabrielle Union, American actress, author and activist (Bring it on, Being Mary Jane), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1972-12-12 Brandon Teena, American trans man and hate crime victim, born in Lincoln, Nebraska (d. 1993)
  • 1973-12-05 Corissa Yasen, American WNBA forward and guard (Sacramento Monarchs), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1974-02-27 Chris Dishman, American football offensive lineman (Arizona Cardinals), born in Cozad, Nebraska

Hilary Swank

1974-07-30 Hilary Swank, American actress (Boys Don't Cry, Million Dollar Baby), born in Lincoln, Nebraska

  • 1978-05-14 Heather Brink, gymnast (Olympics 1996), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1978-05-24 Bryan Greenberg, American actor (How to Make It in America), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1978-10-05 James Valentine, American musician (Maroon 5), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1978-11-16 Eric Crouch, American football quarterback (Heisman Trophy 2001, U of Nebraska; Green Bay Packers; Toronto Argonauts), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1978-12-06 Chris Başak, American baseball player, born in North Platte, Nebraska
  • 1979-04-23 Jaime King, American model and actress (Bulletproof Monk), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1979-11-07 Jon Peter Lewis, American singer and songwriter, born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1980-01-31 James Adomian, American actor, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1980-02-15 Conor Oberst, American singer and songwriter (Bright Eyes), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1984-02-10 Alex Gordon, American baseball player, born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1987-10-30 Ashley Graham, American model and body activist, born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 1997-05-24 Exzavier Whitley, American folk singer ("Finally Happy"), born in Omaha, Nebraska

Famous Deaths