New Jersey in History (Part 4)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 807

  • 1934-07-16 Donald Payne, New Jersey Congressman (1989-2012), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1934-08-22 John Chowning, American composer (Turenas), born in Salem, New Jersey

Norman SchwarzkopfNorman Schwarzkopf (1934-2012)

1934-08-22 US Army General and commander of coalition forces in the Gulf War, born in Trenton, New Jersey

  • 1934-10-07 Amiri Baraka {Everett Leroy Jones], American poet (Somebody Blew Up America), writer (Black Music), and music critic, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 1934-10-12 Richard Meier, American architect and abstract artist, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1935-01-12 Kreskin, American mentalist, born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1935-03-19 Phyllis Newman, actress (Coming of Age, TW3), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Richard KuklinskiRichard Kuklinski (1935-2006)

1935-04-11 American mafia hit man, born in Jersey City, New Jersey

  • 1935-05-15 Don Bragg, American pole vaulter (Olympic gold, 1960), born in Penns Grove, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1935-06-19 Tommy Devito, American rock baritone vocalist and guitarist (Four Seasons - "Sherry"), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • 1935-07-31 Geoffrey Lewis, actor (Earl-Flo, Gun Shy), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1935-08-18 Gail Fisher, American Emmy Award-winning actress (Mannix - "Peggy"), born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • 1935-09-19 Nick Massi [Macioci], American bass vocalist, vocal arranger, and bassist (The Four Seasons, 1960-65 - "Sherry"; "Rag Doll"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • 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)
  • 1936-04-03 Scott LaFaro, American jazz bassist (Bill Evans Trio), born in Irvington, New Jersey (d. 1961)
  • 1936-04-09 Valerie Solanas, American radical feminist and author of SCUM Manifesto who attempted to assassinate Andy Warhol in 1968, born in Ventnor City, New Jersey (d. 1988)
  • 1936-06-12 Bill Zeliff, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire (1991-97), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1936-11-04 Charles Kenneth "C K" Williams, American poet and translator (Pulitzer prize 2000), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1936-11-07 Al Attles, American NBA point guard and coach (SF/GS Warriors), born in Newark, New Jersey

Jack NicholsonJack Nicholson (85 years old)

1937-04-22 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 (famous murder conviction overturned after 19 years imprisonment), born in Clifton, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 1937-08-29 James Florio, American politician and author of federal 'Superfund' legislation (49th Governor of New Jersey, 1990-94; US Representative from New Jersey, 1975-90), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1937-09-16 Vince Naimoli, American businessman and MLB team owner (Tampa Bay Devil Rays), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1937-11-04 Loretta Swit [Szwed], American Emmy Award-winning actress (M*A*S*H - "Major Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan", born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1937-12-10 Don Sebesky, American orchestra leader (Jimmy Dean Show), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 1937-12-12 Connie Francis [Concetta Franconero], American singer and actress (Where the Boys Are), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1938-01-01 Frank Langella, American actor (Dracula, Frost/Nixon), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1938-02-20 Jack Bicknell, American football coach (Boston College, Barcelona Dragons), born in North Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 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, American actress (Diary of Anne Frank, Table for 5, Shooting), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1938-08-24 Charles Calello, American composer, conductor, arranger (The Four Seasons; Frank Sinatra; Barbra Streisand; Bruce Springsteen), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1938-12-20 John Harris Harbison, American composer (The Flight Into Egypt), 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)

Jim BoutonJim Bouton (1939-2019)

1939-03-08 American Baseball Pitcher, author and broadcaster (NY Yankees, MLB All Star 1968, "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 [Pollack], American character actor (Bonnie & Clyde; Roxanne), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1939-07-11 Larry Laoretti, American golfer (US Senior Open 1992), born in Mahopac, New Jersey
  • 1939-11-22 Allen Garfield, actor (Candidate, Beverly Hills Cop II), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1939-12-15 Cindy Birdsong, American rock vocalist (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles, 1963-67; The Supremes, 1967-76), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1939-12-27 John Amos, American actor (Good Times; Roots; Coming to America; The West Wing), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1940-01-06 Van McCoy, American musician and songwriter ("The Hustle"), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 1979)
  • 1940-01-22 Addie "Micki" Harris, American pop singer (Shirelles - "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"; "Soldier Boy"), born in Passaic, New Jersey (d. 1982)
  • 1940-05-10 Taurean Blacque [Herbert Middleton Jr], American stage and screen actor (Hill Street Blues - "Det. Neal Washington"), and adoption advocate, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2022)
  • 1940-05-30 David Ackroyd, actor (I Come in Peace, Memories of Me), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1940-06-08 Nancy Sinatra, American singer ("These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"; "Something Stupid"), and daughter of Frank Sinatra, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1940-06-11 Joey Dee [DiNicola] American singer (The Starliters - "Peppermint Twist"), 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 "Bibs" Allbut, American rock vocalist (Angels - My Boyfriend's Back), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1940-10-06 Ellen Travolta, American actress (Grease; Charles in Charge), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1940-12-12 Dionne Warwick, American singer ("I Say a Little Prayer"; "Do You Know The Way to San Jose; "That's What Friends Are For"), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1940-12-24 Paul Tagliabue, NFL commissioner (1989- ), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1941-01-05 Grady Thomas, American rock vocalist (Parliaments, Funkadelic, Maggot Brain), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1941-03-04 John Aprea, American actor (Lucas-Another World, The Godfather Part II), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1941-03-09 Jim Colbert, American golfer (8 PGA Tour titles; Senior Players Championship 1993), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • 1941-06-10 Shirley Owens Alston, American singer (Shirelles - "Soldier Boy"; "Will You Love Me Tomorrow"), born in Henderson, North Carolina
  • 1941-06-23 Richard M. Richie Roberts, American former Marine and New Jersey Police Detective, Criminal Defense Attorney
  • 1941-06-28 Al Downing, American MLB baseball player (NY Yankees), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1941-08-03 Beverly Lee, American singer (Shirelles - "Soldier Boy"), born in Passaic, New Jersey

Martha StewartMartha Stewart (81 years old)

1941-08-03 American business magnate and TV personality who founded Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Bill ParcellsBill Parcells (81 years old)

1941-08-22 American NFL coach, 1993-2006, 2X Super Bowl wins (NY Giants, NE Patriots, NY Jets, Dallas Cowboys), born in Englewood, New Jersey

  • 1941-10-07 Larry Young [Khalid Yasin], American jazz musician (Unity), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1978)

Paul SimonPaul Simon (81 years old)

1941-10-13 American multiple Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter (Simon & Garfunkel - "The Sound of Silence"; solo - "Kodachrome"; "Still Crazy After All These Years"; "Graceland"), and actor (One Trick Pony), born in Newark, New Jersey

  • 1941-10-14 Jim Courter, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1941-11-16 Ann McLaughlin Korologos, 19th United States Secretary of Labor (1987-89), born in Chatham, New Jersey
  • 1941-11-26 Jeff Torborg, American baseball player (Los Angeles Dodgers), born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1942-01-11 Leo Cullum, American cartoonist (The New Yorker), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2010)
  • 1942-04-23 Sandra Dee [Alexandra Zuck], American actress (Gidget, Imitation of Life), born in Bayonne, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1942-05-23 Zalman King, American actor and director (Wild Orchid), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1942-07-23 Madeline Bell, American singer (Black Nativity), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1942-08-14 Sandy Gilmour, newscaster (Prime Time Sunday), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1942-08-23 Patricia McBride, American ballerina (New York City Ballet, 1959-89), artistic director and ballet master (Charlotte Ballet), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • 1942-09-11 Lola Falana [Loletha Elayne], American singer and actress (Golden Boy; A Man Called Adam), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1942-09-24 Phyllis "Jiggs" Allbut, American rock vocalist (Angels - "My Boyfriend's Back"), born in Orange, New Jersey

Steve SabolSteve Sabol (1942-2012)

1942-10-02 American filmmaker (35 Emmy awards, founder of NFL Films), born in Moorestown, New Jersey

Joe PesciJoe Pesci (79 years old)

1943-02-09 American actor (Half Nelson, Goodfellas), born in Newark, New Jersey

  • 1943-03-09 Trish Van Devere [Patricia Louise Dressel], American actress (The Changeling), born in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
  • 1943-04-24 Richard Sterban, American country singer (Oak Ridge Boys - "Elvira"), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1943-04-26 Gary Wright, American singer (Spooky Tooth - It's All About; solo - "Dream Weaver"), born in Cresskill, New Jersey
  • 1943-09-07 Gloria Gaynor [Fowles], American disco singer (I Will Survive), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1943-09-30 Marilyn McCoo, American soul singer (5th Dimension; "You Don't Have To Be A Star") and TV host (Solid Gold), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

Michael SpenceMichael Spence (79 years old)

1943-11-07 Canadian-American economist (Nobel 2001 - dynamics of information flows and market development), born in Montclair, New Jersey

  • 1944-01-10 Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer and bandleader, born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2016)

Rick BarryRick Barry (78 years old)

1944-03-28 Basketball Forward (NY Nets, Golden State Warriors), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey

  • 1944-04-19 Bernie Worrell, American keyboardist (Funkadelic - "Cosmic Slop"), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 2016)
  • 1944-04-28 Elizabeth LeCompte, American theater director (founding member of The Wooster Group), born in New Jersey
  • 1944-05-04 Peggy Santiglia, American singer-songwriter (Angels), born in Belleville, New Jersey
  • 1944-07-23 Dino Danelli, American rock drummer (Fotomaker; Young Rascals), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1944-08-13 David Mahler, American pianist and composer, born in Plainfield, New Jersey
  • 1944-08-16 Dick Zimmer, American politician (Rep-R-New Jersey 1991-97), born in Newark, New Jersey

Michael DouglasMichael Douglas (78 years old)

1944-09-25 American actor (Coma, Wall St, Jewel of the Nile), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey

  • 1944-10-09 Nona Hendryx, American R&B singer-songwriter (Patti LaBelle & Blue Belles; LaBelle - "Lady Marmalade"), born in Trenton, New Jersey

Danny DeVitoDanny DeVito (78 years old)

1944-11-17 American Emmy Award-winning actor (Taxi - "Louie"; Ruthless People; Twins; It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - "Frank"), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey

  • 1945-02-02 Ronnie Goodson, American singer (Hi-Lites), born in New Jersey (d. 1980)
  • 1945-04-02 Anne Waldman, American poet, born in Millville, New Jersey
  • 1945-04-02 Linda Hunt, American actress (Bostonians, Eleni, Silverado), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1945-04-24 Eugene O'Brien, American composer, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1945-05-05 Kurtis "Kurt" Loder, American film critic, TV personality and columnist (Rolling Stone, New York, Time), born in Ocean City, New Jersey

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