New Jersey in History (Part 6)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 816

  • 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
  • 1954-10-22 Carla Dunlap, bodybuilder (Pumping Iron 2), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1954-10-27 Jan Duursema, American comic book artist (Star Wars comics), born in New Jersey
  • 1954-12-18 Ray Liotta, actor (Goodfellas), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1954-12-29 Glenn Myernick, American soccer player & coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1955-03-13 Patricia J. Engfer, General manager (Hyatt Regency-Orlando), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • 1955-05-23 Dean Friedman, American singer-songwriter (Ariel), born in Paramus, New Jersey
  • 1955-06-23 Glenn Danzig, American musician (The Misfits, Samhain, Danzig), born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • 1955-07-01 Mike Rossman, American boxer (world light-heavyweight champion 1978-79), born in Turnersville, New Jersey
  • 1955-09-22 John Brennan, American Director of the CIA (2013-18), born in North Bergen, New Jersey
  • 1955-10-12 Pat DiNizio, American rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (The Smithereens - "Only A Memory"), born in Scotch Plains, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1955-12-07 Priscilla Barnes, American actress (License to Kill, 3s Company), born in Fort Dix, New Jersey
  • 1956-01-19 Carman Licciardello, American Christian music singer, born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1956-02-03 Nathan Lane, actor (One of the Boys, Frankie & Johnnie), born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1956-04-05 Diamond Dallas Page, American professional wrestler, born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey
  • 1956-06-02 Mark L Polansky, pilot/astronaut, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1956-07-29 Patti Scialfa, American singer (As Long As I Can Be (With You)), wife of Bruce Springsteen, born in Deal, New Jersey

Person of interestDavid Copperfield

1956-09-16 David Copperfield [Kotkin], American magician, born in Metuchen, New Jersey

  • 1956-09-22 Debby Boone, American singer (You Light Up My Life), born in Hackensack, New Jersey
  • 1956-10-01 Leslie Burr-Howard, American equestrian rider (Olympic gold show jumping, team 1984), born in Union, New Jersey
  • 1956-12-13 Dale Berra, American baseball infielder (Pittsburgh Pirates, NY Yankees), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey
  • 1957-01-08 Ron Cephas Jones, American actor (This is Us), born in Patterson, New Jersey
  • 1957-01-17 Donna Stone, American fencer-epee (Olympics 1996), born in New Jersey
  • 1957-03-12 Jerry Levine, American actor (Born on 4th of July), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • 1957-08-04 Robert E Andrews, (Rep-D-New Jersey)
  • 1957-08-11 Richie Ramone [Richard Reinhardt], American rock drummer (Ramones), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1957-10-04 Gregory T. Linteris, American astronaut and payload specialist (STS-83, STS-94), born in Demarest, New Jersey
  • 1957-11-05 Jon-Erik Hexum, American actor (Voyagers!, Cover-up), born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 1984)
  • 1957-11-07 King Kong Bundy [Christopher Pallies], American pro wrestler (WWF), born in Atlantic City, New Jersey (d. 2019)
  • 1957-12-29 Paul Rudnick, American screenwriter & playwright, born in Piscataway, New Jersey
  • 1958-02-16 Ice-T [Tracy Marrow], American rapper and actor (New Jack City, Tank Girl, Crazy Six), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1958-03-03 Bob Bradley, soccer coach (Olympic gold 1996), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1958-03-05 William "Bill" Timoney, American actor, voice actor, director, script writer and producer (Addicted to Love, All My Children), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • 1958-07-30 Richard Burgi, American actor (Chad Rollo-Another World), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1958-12-04 Sergei Starikov, Russian ice hockey defenceman and coach (Olympics gold 1984, 88; silver 1980; New Jersey Devils), born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • 1959-04-21 Jerry Only [Gerald Caiafa Jr], American musician (Misfits), born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • 1959-05-07 Michael E. Knight, America actor (All My Children), born in Princeton, New Jersey

Person of interestRichie Sambora

1959-07-11 Richie Sambora, American guitarist (Bon Jovi) and boyfriend of Cher and Heather Locklear, born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Rock guitarist Richie Sambora
Rock guitarist
Richie Sambora
  • 1959-07-16 Doug Herzog, American television executive (Viacom Music and Entertainment Group), born in Paterson, New Jersey

Person of interestKevin Spacey

1959-07-26 Kevin Spacey, American actor (American Beauty, House of Cards), born in South Orange, New Jersey

  • 1959-09-23 Jason Alexander [Greenspan], American actor (George Costanza-Seinfeld), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1959-10-15 Todd Solondz, American film director (Welcome to the Dollhouse), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1959-10-22 Marc Shaiman, American film and Broadway composer (When Harry Met Sally; Hairspray), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1959-12-31 Bebe Neuwirth, American actress (Lilith in Cheers, Damn Yankees), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • 1960-01-07 David Marciano, American actor (Det Ray Vecchio-Due South), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1960-01-23 Misha Mck, American actress (Gerri-Me & Mrs C), born in East Orange New Jersey
  • 1960-05-07 Adam Bernstein, American music video and television director, born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • 1960-07-01 Lynn Jennings, American long distance runner (world 5,000m record 1990), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • 1960-10-13 Tim Brewster, American football coach, born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey
  • 1960-11-02 Bruce Baumgartner, American wrestler (Olympic gold 1984, 92), born in Haledon, New Jersey
  • 1960-12-21 Michael Swain, American judoka (Olympic bronze 88), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • 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
  • 1961-03-08 Camryn Manheim, American actress (The Practice), born in Caldwell, New Jersey
  • 1961-03-17 Dana Reeve, American actress, wife of Christopher Reeve and activist (Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation), born in Teaneck, New Jersey (d. 2006)
  • 1961-04-12 D. D. Verni, American heavy metal rocker (Overkill - Hello From the Gutter), born in New Jersey

Person of interestDennis Rodman

1961-05-13 Dennis Rodman, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls), born in Trenton, New Jersey

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
  • 1961-08-01 Brad Faxon Jr, American golfer (8 PGA Tour titles), born in Oceanport, New Jersey
  • 1961-08-13 Tom Perrotta, American novelist (Little Children), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1961-08-23 Dean DeLeo, American guitarist (Stone Temple Pilots), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1961-09-01 Scott "Bam Bam" Bigelow, WWF wrestler (Wrestlemania XI), born in Secaucus, New Jersey (d. 2007)

Person of interestJames Gandolfini

1961-09-18 James Gandolfini, American actor (The Sopranos), born in Westwood, New Jersey (d. 2013)

  • 1961-09-23 Elizabeth Peña, American actress (La Bamb; Jacob's Ladder), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, (d. 2014)
  • 1961-11-01 Anne Donovan, Basketball Hall of Fame center and coach (Olympic gold 1984, 88; coach 2008), born in Ridgewood, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1962-01-16 Kevin Ross, American NFL safety (Atlanta Falcons, KC Chiefs), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1962-01-16 Maxine Jones, American R&B singer (En Vogue), born in Paterson, New Jersey

Person of interestClint Black

1962-02-04 Clint Black, American country vocalist (Killin' Time, A Better Man), born in Long Branch, New Jersey

Country Singer Clint Black
Country Singer
Clint Black
  • 1962-02-10 Bobby Czyz, American boxer, born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1962-05-26 Genie [Eugenie] Francis, actress (General Hospital, Bare Essence), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1962-06-29 George Zamka, American NASA astronaut, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1962-07-25 Mike Buncic, American discus thrower, born in Patterson, New Jersey
  • 1962-08-01 Joetta Clark, American 800m runner (Olympic-1992), born in East Orange, New Jersey
  • 1962-08-25 David Packer, American actor (Almost Heroes), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1962-09-06 Elizabeth Vargas, American TV journalist (20/20), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1962-09-06 Chris Christie, American politician (Governor of New Jersey (R) 2010-), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1962-09-28 Irving Fryar, American NFL wide receiver (5-time Pro Bowl, #1 pick 1984 Draft), born in Mount Holly Township, New jersey
  • 1962-11-14 Laura San Giacoma, American actress (Pretty Woman, Saving Grace), born in Danville, New Jersey
  • 1962-12-24 Michael Ray, American jazz trumpeter, born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1963-01-13 Tim Kelly, American rock guitarist (Slaughter), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • 1963-03-13 Vance Johnson, American NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1963-04-03 Criss Oliva, American musician (Savatage), born in Pompton Plains, New Jersey (d. 1993)
  • 1963-04-16 John Delaney, American politician (Rep (D) Maryland 2013-19), born in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey

Person of interestWhitney Houston

1963-08-09 Whitney Houston, American singer (I Will Always Love You; I Wanna Dance With Somebody), and actress (The Bodyguard), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)

  • 1963-10-10 Daniel Pearl, American journalist (kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan), born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 2002)
  • 1963-12-11 Jon Brion, American musician and record producer, born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey
  • 1963-12-20 Pam Casale, American tennis player (Marco Island finals 1985), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1964-01-05 Ted Harris Poley, American rocker (Danger Danger-Screw It), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • 1964-01-23 Frank Winters, American NFL center (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Hoboken, New Jersey
  • 1964-02-09 Rachel Bolan [James Southworth], American musician and songwriter (Skid Row), born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey
  • 1964-02-10 Arthur Lenk, Israeli diplomat, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1964-02-21 Mark Kelly, American astronaut & US Navy captain, born in Orange, New Jersey

Person of interestScott Kelly

1964-02-21 Scott Kelly, American astronaut, born in Orange, New Jersey

Astronaut Scott Kelly
Astronaut
Scott Kelly
  • 1964-03-30 Ian Ziering, American actor (Beverly Hills 90210), born in West Orange, New Jersey
  • 1964-04-23 Dan Frischman, American actor (Arvid Engen-Head of the Class), born in Whippany, New Jersey
  • 1964-07-18 Wendy Williams, American TV and radio host (The Wendy Williams Show), born in Asbury Park, New Jersey
  • 1964-07-23 Ed Forchion, American marijuana activist (NJWeedman), born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1964-09-15 Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein [Paul Caiafa], American musician, former guitarist for horror punk band The Misfits, born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • 1964-09-16 David Michael Sabo, American rocker (Skid Row-Psycho Love), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 1964-09-19 Bob Papa, American sportscaster (NBC Sports), born in Dumont, New Jersey

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