New Jersey in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 809

  • 1945-08-02 Joanna Cassidy [Caskey], American actress (Blade Runner; Under Fire; Six Feet Under), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • 1945-08-18 Sarah Dash, American pop, R&B, and disco singer (Patti LaBelle & Bluebirds; Labelle - "Lady Marmalade"), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2021)

Marsha P. Johnson

1945-08-24 Marsha P. Johnson [born Malcolm Michaels Jr.], African-American gay liberation and AIDS activist, drag queen, and transgender pioneer (Gay Liberation Front, S.T.A.R.), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1992)

  • 1945-09-12 Richard Thaler, American economist (nudge theory, Nobel Prize 2017), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1945-09-22 Paul LeMat, American actor (American Graffiti, Melvin and Howard), born in Rahway, New Jersey
  • 1946-01-08 Kathleen Noone [O'Meara], American actress (All My Children, Party of 5, Knots Landing), born in Hillsdale, New Jersey
  • 1946-04-15 Wayne Gilchrest, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maryland), born in Rahway, New Jersey
  • 1946-06-30 Billy Brown, American rock vocalist (Ray, Goodman, Brown), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 1946-07-31 Gary Lewis [Levitch], American drummer, and singer (Gary Lewis & Playboys - "This Diamond Ring"), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1946-07-31 Karen Zerby, American religious leader, born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1946-09-24 Jacqueline Courtney, American actress (Another World, One Life to Live), born in New Jersey
  • 1946-09-26 Andrea Dworkin, American radical feminist (Pornography: Men Possessing Women), born in Camden, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1946-09-26 Christine Todd Whitman, American politician (50th Governor of New Jersey), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-09-28 Herbert Jefferson Jr, actor (Battlestar Galactica), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1946-10-17 Michael Hossack, American rock drummer (The Doobie Brothers), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1946-11-04 Frederick Elmes, American cinematographer (The Night Of), born in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey
  • 1946-11-10 Jack Ketchum [Dallas William Mayr], American horror fiction author (Off Season, Red, The Woman), born in Livingston, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1946-12-15 Harry Ray, American soul singer (Ray, Goodman, Brown - "Special Lady"), born in Long Branch, New Jersey (d. 1992)
  • 1947-02-02 Peter Lucia, American rock drummer (Tommy James & Shondells - "Crystal Blue Persuasion"), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1947-02-15 Russell "Rusty "Hamer, American actor (Make Room for Daddy - "Rusty"), born in Tenafly, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • 1947-06-12 Ron Freeman, American athlete (Olympic gold 4x400m, bronze 400m 1968), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • 1947-08-19 Gerard Schwarz, American classical trumpeter and conductor (Seattle Symphony, 1985-2011), born in Weehawken, New Jersey
  • 1947-08-26 Candy Moore, American actress (Lunch Wagon, Tomboy & Champ), born in Maplewood, New Jersey
  • 1947-11-09 Robert David Hall, American actor (Dr. Albert Robbins M.D, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1947-11-25 Tracey Walter, American character actor (Repo Man; Best of the West), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1947-12-07 Vincent Baggetta, American actor (Lou-Chicago Story), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1947-12-11 Tom Fuccello, American actor (Dave-Dallas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1947-12-22 Brian C. Daley, American sci-fi author (Exploits of Han Solo, Tron), born in Englewood, New Jersey

Donald Fagen

1948-01-10 Donald Fagen, American rock vocalist, keyboardist, and songwriter (Steely Dan - "Reelin' In The Years"), born in Passaic, New Jersey

  • 1948-04-13 Amy Robinson, American writer and actress (Mean Streets), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1948-04-13 [Piet] "Peter" Sweval, American rock bassist (Looking Glass - "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" ; Starz - "Cherry Baby"), born in Toms River, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • 1948-04-27 Kate Pierson, American vocalist and guitarist (B-52's - "Rock Lobster"; "Love Shack"), born in Weehawken, New Jersey
  • 1948-05-14 Walter Olkewicz, actor (Last Resort, Wizards & Warriors), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1948-09-06 Claydes Charles Smith, American guitarist (Kool & The Gang), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • 1948-09-20 George R. R. Martin, American fantasy and sci-fi author (A Song of Ice and Fire), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1948-12-04 Southside Johnny [Lyons], American rocker (Asbury Jukes - "I Don't Want Go Home"; "Talk To Me"), born in Neptune, New Jersey
  • 1949-01-02 Christopher Durang, playwright/actor (Sister Mary), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1949-01-05 George Brown, American rock drummer (Kool & the Gang - "Celebration"), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1949-02-09 Judith Light, (Angela-Who's the Boss, 1 Life to Live), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1949-04-28 Paul Guilfoyle, American actor (CSI, Mrs. Doubtfire), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1949-06-13 Dennis Locorriere, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Dr. Hook - "The Cover of 'Rolling Stone'"), born in Union City, New Jersey

Meryl Streep

1949-06-22 Meryl Streep, American actress (French Lieutenant's Woman, Sophie's Choice), born in Summit, New Jersey

  • 1949-07-10 Mark Shera, American actor (SWAT; Barnaby Jones), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1949-08-30 Christopher Collins, American actor (True Identity), voice actor (Cobra Commander-G.I. Joe) and comedian, born in Orange, New Jersey (d. 1994)
  • 1949-09-11 Marty Liquori, American runner (AAU 3 mile-1979 (13:14.7)), born in Montclair, New Jersey

Bruce Springsteen

1949-09-23 Bruce Springsteen, American singer, songwriter and rock musician, known as "The Boss" (Born to Run;, Born in the USA), born in Long Branch, New Jersey

  • 1949-11-05 Armin Shimerman, American actor (Principal Snyder-Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Lakewood, New Jersey
  • 1949-11-30 Arthur Lee Washington Jr, murderer (FBI Most Wanted), born in Neptune Township, New Jersey
  • 1949-12-13 Tom Verlaine, American rock vocalist (Television), born in Denville, New Jersey
  • 1950-01-06 Louis Freeh, American attorney & FBI director, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1950-01-23 Danny Federici, American rock organisst, accordionist, and glockenspieler (E Street Band), born in Flemington, New Jersey (d. 2008)
  • 1950-02-06 Rich Glover, American NFL player, born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1950-04-01 Samuel Alito, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (2006-), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1950-05-14 Mark Blum, American actor (Worth Winning, Blind Date, Presidio), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2020)
  • 1950-07-16 Tom Terrell, American musicologist, deejay and NPR reviewer, born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1950-10-24 Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1950-10-27 Fran Lebowitz, American author and actress (Resident Alien), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1950-11-10 Debra Hill, American screenwriter and film producer (Escape from New York), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey (d. 2005)

Ed Harris

1950-11-28 Ed Harris, American actor (Right Stuff, Swing Shift, Walker, Coma), born in Englewood, New Jersey

  • 1951-01-12 Drew Pearson, American Pro Football HOF wide receiver (Super Bowl 1977; Pro Bowl, First-team All-Pro 1974, 76, 77; Dallas Cowboys), born in South River, New Jersey
  • 1951-02-13 Greg Fulginiti, American recording and mastering engineer, born in North Wildwood, New Jersey
  • 1951-02-20 Kathy Baillie, American country vocalist (Baille Boys - "Oh Heart"), born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1951-03-06 Walter Trout, American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter (Canned Heat; Bluesbreakers), born in Ocean City, New Jersey
  • 1951-04-13 Max Weinberg, American rock drummer (E Street Band; Conan O'Brien Show), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1951-05-07 Robert Hegyes, American actor (Underground Aces; Welcome Back, Kotter - "Juan Epstein"), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 1951-06-13 Liz Phillips, American composer, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1951-06-17 Joe Piscopo, American comedian (SNL, Miller Lite commercials), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1951-07-01 Fred Schneider, American vocalist and guitarist (B-52's - "Rock Lobster"), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1951-08-26 Robert Torricelli, American politician (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1983-97, Senator-New Jersey 1997-2003), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1951-09-12 Joe Pantoliano, American actor (Finelli Boys, Fugitive), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1951-10-03 Kathryn [Kathy] Sullivan, American geologist and astronaut (1st American woman to walk in space), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1951-10-04 Alan Rosenberg, American actor (Civil Wars, LA Law, Cybill), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1951-10-09 Robert Wuhl, American actor (Bull Durham, Good Morning Vietnam), born in Union, New Jersey
  • 1951-10-26 Maggie Roche, Irish-American singer-songwriter (The Roches - "Hammond Song"), born in Park Ridge, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1951-10-30 Frank Pallone, American politician (Rep-D-New Jersey), born in Long Branch, New Jersey
  • 1951-11-07 Dan Duva, American boxing promoter and producer (Howard Stern New Years Party), born in Paterson, New Jersey (d. 1996)
  • 1952-01-14 Sydney Biddle Barrows, American madam and author (Mayflower Madam), born in Hopewell, New Jersey

Martin Dempsey

1952-03-14 Martin Dempsey, American General, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (2011-), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

  • 1952-05-11 Darrow Igus, American comedian (Fridays, Roll Out), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1952-05-25 Jeffrey Bewkes, American media executive (CEO of Time Warner from 2008-18), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1952-06-30 David Garrison, American Broadway and television actor (Wicked), born in Long Branch, New Jersey
  • 1952-07-14 Joel Silver, American producer (Warriors, Xanadu, Die Hard), born in South Orange, New Jersey
  • 1952-10-08 Clifford Adams, American trombone player (Kool & the Gang - "Joanna"), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2015)
  • 1952-10-16 Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, American funk-rock bassist (Parliament-Funkadelic collective), born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 2013)
  • 1952-12-06 Craig Newmark, American entrepreneur and founder of the website Craigslist, born in Morristown, New Jersey
  • 1952-12-21 Dennis Boutsikaris, American actor (Batteries Not Included), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1953-03-06 Jackie Zeman, actress (Bobbie-General Hospital), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1953-03-26 Michael Bonagura, American country singer (Baille & Boys - "Oh Heart"), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1953-04-02 Debralee Scott, American actress (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - "Cathy"; Angie), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 2005)
  • 1953-10-14 Greg Evigan, American actor (BJ-BJ & the Bear, Melrose Place), born in South Amboy, New Jersey
  • 1953-11-30 David Sancious, American session and touring keyboardist (E Street Band, 1972-74; Peter Gabriel; Stanley Clarke; Zuccchero), born in Asbury Park, New Jersey
  • 1954-01-19 Cindy Sherman, American photographer & director, born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey
  • 1954-02-12 Philip Zimmermann, US cryptographer, born in Camden, New Jersey

John Travolta

1954-02-18 John Travolta, American actor (Welcome Back, Kotter; Saturday Night Fever; Pulp Fiction), and singer (Grease - "You're The One That I Want"), born in Englewood, New Jersey

  • 1954-05-04 Pia Zadora [Schipani], American actress (Hairspray), and singer, born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • 1954-05-19 Rick Cerone, catcher (Yankees/Red Sox/Mets/Expos), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1954-05-21 Marc Ribot, American guitarist (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, John Zorn), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1954-06-25 John C. Kimmel, American horse trainer, born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1954-07-17 J. Michael Straczynski, American television screenwriter, producer, comic book writer and director (Babylon 5, Jeremiah, Changeling), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1954-07-22 Al Di Meola, American jazz guitarist (Return To Forever; Elegant Gypsy), born in Jersey City, New Jersey

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