New Jersey in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 398

  • 1920-02-03 Bibi Osterwald, American actress (Bridget Loves Bernie), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1920-02-29 Arthur Franz, actor (Invaders From Mars, Young Lions), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 1920-08-29 Charles White, American actor (Airpot 95, Serpico), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1920-09-18 Jack Warden, actor (NYPD, Crazy Like a Fox, Norby), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1921-03-12 Gordon MacRae, singer/actor (Oklahoma, Carousel), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1921-05-04 Patsy Garrett, actress (Nanny & the Professor), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • 1921-09-06 Norman Joseph Woodland, inventor (barcode), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1921-11-14 Brian Keith, actor (Bill-Family Affair, Loneliest Runner), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1921-11-21 Vivian Blaine, actress (Guys & Dolls, Skirts Ahoy), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1921-12-26 John Severin, Jersey City, New Jersey, comic book artist (Hulk, Mad Magazine), (d. 2012)
  • 1922-01-21 Telly Savalas, American actor (Kojak), born in Garden City New Jersey, (d. 1994)
  • 1922-06-01 Joan Caulfield, actress (Liz-My Favorite Husband), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1922-12-20 Charita Bauer, actress (Guiding Light, Aldrich Family), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1923-03-21 Mort Lindsey, orchestra leader (Merv Griffin Show), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1923-04-05 Michael V Gazzo, actor (Cookie, Fear City), born in Hillside, New Jersey
  • 1924-03-27 Sarah Vaughan, jazz scat singer (Broken Hearted Melody), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • 1924-04-01 Brendan Byrne, Governor of New Jersey
  • 1924-07-04 Eva Marie Saint, actress (On the Waterfront, North by Northwest), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1924-07-18 Howard Roberts, choral director (Leslie Uggams Show), born in Burlington, New Jersey
  • 1924-09-30 Charles Quinlivan, actor (7 Guns to Mesa), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1924-11-02 Rudy Van Gelder, American recording engineer (Miles Davis, John Coltrane), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1925-05-02 Roscoe Lee Browne, actor (McCoy, Saunders-Soap), born in Woodbury, New Jersey
  • 1925-08-28 Marvin Davis, CEO (Davis Oil Company), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1925-10-22 Dory Previn [Dorothy Veronica Langan], singer-songwriter (Mythical Kings and Iguanas), born in Woodbridge, New Jersey, (d. 2012)

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1926-03-16 Jerry Lewis [Joseph Levitch], American comedian (Martin and Lewis, MDA Telethon), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2017)

Comedian Jerry Lewis
Comedian
Jerry Lewis

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1926-06-03 Allen Ginsberg, American beat poet (Howl), born in Newark, New Jersey

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • 1927-02-25 Rev. Bruce Ritter, Catholic priest and controversial founder of charity Covenant House, born in Trenton New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • 1927-03-06 John Fairchild, CEO (Fairchild publishing), born in Newark, New Jersey

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1927-09-05 Paul Volcker, American economist and Chairman of the US Federal Reserve (1979-87), born in Cape May, New Jersey

Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist Paul Volcker
Chairman of the Federal Reserve and Economist
Paul Volcker
  • 1928-06-28 Nick Virgilio, American Haiku poet, born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1989)
  • 1928-07-08 Carol Henry, choreographer (Garry Moore Show), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1928-08-25 Karl Korte, American composer, born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1928-10-30 William Campbell, actor (Jerry-Cannonball, Luke-Dynasty), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1929-05-05 John S Ragin, actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1929-05-31 Elaine Stewart, actress (Take the High Ground), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1929-07-18 Dick Totten Button, figure skater (Olympic gold 48, 52), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1929-08-21 X. J. Kennedy, American poet and author (Nude Descending a Staircase), born in New Jersey, Iowa
  • 1929-09-19 Margaret S Roukema, (Rep-R-New Jersey, 1981- )
  • 1929-09-26 Meredith C Gourdine, long jumper (Olympic silver 1952), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1930-01-05 Richard Hayes, singer/emcee (Name That Tune), born in Passaic, New Jersey

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1930-01-20 Edwin Aldrin Jr, USAF/astro (Gem 12, Ap 11), born in Montclair, New Jersey

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin
Astronaut
Buzz Aldrin
  • 1930-06-24 Herbert C Klien, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
  • 1930-07-24 Jacqueline Brookes, actress (Jack & Mike, Another World), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1931-04-19 Alex Webster, Kearney, New Jersey, football coach (NY Giants), (d. 2012)
  • 1931-05-02 Richard "Groove" Holmes, American jazz musician (Misty), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 1991)
  • 1931-05-16 Donald James Martino, composer (Noturnno-Pulitzer 1974), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1931-11-12 Bob Crewe, songwriter and producer (Big Girls Don't Cry), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 1932-07-02 Sammy Turner, vocalist (Lavender Blue), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1932-07-31 Sam Coppola, US actor (Saturday Night Fever), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1932-10-17 William J Hughes, (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1975- )
  • 1933-02-09 Countess of Airlie [Virginia Ogilvy], Newport, New Jersey, American-born Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth II
  • 1933-03-19 Philip Roth, American novelist (Goodbye Columbus, Portnoy's Complaint), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1933-08-25 Wayne Shorter, American jazz musician (Weather Report), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1933-09-05 Vincent McDermott, American composer, born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1933-11-09 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1933-12-08 Flip Wilson, [Clerow], comedian (Flip Wilson Show), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1933-12-09 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1956), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1934-01-25 Elizabeth Allen, actress (Laura-Bracken's World), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1934-02-24 Frank Chapot, American equestrian (Olympic silver 1960, 1972), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1934-05-03 Frankie Valli, [Castelluccio], singer (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1934-07-16 Donald Payne, New Jersey Congressman (1989-2012), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1934-08-22 Norman Schwarzkopf [Herbert Norman Schwarzkopf], US Army general (Gulf War), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1934-10-12 Richard Meier, American architect and abstract artist, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1935-01-12 "Amazing" Kreskin, mentalist/telepath, born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1935-03-19 Phyllis Newman, actress (Coming of Age, TW3), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

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1935-04-11 Richard Kuklinski, American mafia hit-man, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)

Contract Killer Richard Kuklinski
Contract Killer
Richard Kuklinski
  • 1935-06-19 Tommy Devito, rock vocalist (Four Seasons-Sherry), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1935-07-31 Geoffrey Lewis, actor (Earl-Flo, Gun Shy), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1935-08-18 Gail Fisher, actress (Peggy-Mannix), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1935-09-19 Nick Massi, rocker (4 Seasons-Sherry), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1935-10-25 Russell Luis Schweickart, astronaut (Apollo 9), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
  • 1935-12-11 Ron Carey, American actor (Barney Miller), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1936-03-08 Sue Ane Langdon, actress (Bachelor Father, Arnie), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1936-03-11 Antonin Scalia, 105th Supreme Court Justice (1986-2016), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2016)

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1937-04-22 Jack Nicholson, American actor (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Shining), born in Neptune City, New Jersey

  • 1937-05-06 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American boxer whose murder convictions were overturned after 19 years in prison, born in Clifton, New Jersey
  • 1937-09-16 Vincent J Naimoli, owner (SF Giants), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1937-11-04 Loretta Swit, American actress (Hotlips Houlihan in M*A*S*H), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1937-12-10 Don Sebesky, orchestra leader (Jimmy Dean Show), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 1937-12-12 Connie Francis [Concetta Franconero], US singer and actress (Where the Boys Are), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1938-01-01 Frank Langella, Bayonne, New Jersey, American actor (Dracula, Frost/Nixon)
  • 1938-03-06 Lovelace Watkins, American singer known as "The Black Sinatra" (The Big, Big Voice of Lovelace Watkins), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1938-05-12 Millie Perkins, actress (Jane-Knots Landings), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1938-12-20 John Harris Harbison, composer, born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1938-12-31 Rosalind Cash, American actress (Omega Man, Wrong is Right), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 1995)
  • 1939-03-08 Jim Bouton, pitcher (NY Yankees)/author (Ball Four), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1939-05-04 Paul Gleason, American actor (Breakfast Club, Die Hard), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • 1939-05-30 Michael J Pollard, actor (Bonny & Clyde, Roxanne), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1939-11-22 Allen Garfield, actor (Candidate, Beverly Hills Cop II), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1939-12-15 Cindy Birdsong, rock vocalist (Labelle-Rainbow, Supremes), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1939-12-27 John Amos, actor (Good Times, Coming to America), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1940-01-22 Addie "Micki" Harris, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1940-05-10 Taurean Blacque, actor (Neal Washington-Hill Street Blues), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1940-05-30 David Ackroyd, actor (I Come in Peace, Memories of Me), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1940-06-11 Joey Dee, singer (Hey Let's Twist, 2 Tickets to Paris), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1940-08-02 Doris Kenner, singer (Shirelles-Soldier Boy), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1940-09-11 Brian DePalma, film director (Body Double, Dressed to Kill), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1940-09-24 Barbara Allbut, rock vocalist (Angels), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1940-10-06 Ellen Travolta, actress (Grease, Charles in Charge), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1940-12-12 Dionne Warwick, singer (Solid Gold, Way to San Jose), born in East Orange, New Jersey

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