New Jersey in History (Part 5)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 816

  • 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
  • 1945-08-02 Joanna Cassidy [Joanna Virginia Caskey], American actress (Blade Runner, Under Fire), born in Haddonfield, New Jersey
  • 1945-08-18 Sarah Dash, American rock vocalist (Patti LaBelle & Bluebirds), born in Trenton, New Jersey

Person of interestMarsha 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)

Transgender Activist and Drag Queen Marsha P. Johnson
Transgender Activist and Drag Queen
Marsha P. Johnson
  • 1945-09-12 Richard Thaler, American economist (nudge theory, Nobel Prize 2017), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1945-09-22 Paul LeMat, Rahway, New Jersey, American actor (American Graffiti, Melvin and Howard)
  • 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 singer (Gary Lewis & the Playboys), 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

Person of interestDonald Fagen

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

Singer Donald Fagen
Singer
Donald Fagen
  • 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), 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), born in Union City, New Jersey

Person of interestMeryl Streep

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

Actress Meryl Streep
Actress
Meryl Streep
  • 1949-07-10 Mark Shera, American actor (SWAT, Barnaby Jones), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1949-08-24 Stephen Harrison Paulus, American composer, born in Summit, 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

Person of interestBruce Springsteen

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

Singer-Songwriter Bruce Springsteen
Singer-Songwriter
Bruce Springsteen
  • 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 Daniel "Danny" Federici, American rock organisst, accordion 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)

Person of interestEd Harris

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

Actor Ed Harris
Actor
Ed Harris
  • 1951-01-12 Drew Pearson, American NFL wide receiver, born in South River, New Jersey
  • 1951-02-13 Greg Fulginiti, American recording & 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), 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 G Torricelli, (Rep-D-New Jersey, 1983- )
  • 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 (Roches), 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

Person of interestMartin Dempsey

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

Army General Martin Dempsey
Army General
Martin Dempsey
  • 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, 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 musician, 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

Person of interestJohn 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, American actress 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

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