Oregon in History (Part 2)

Oregon: Portland

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

  • 1954-03-04 Peter Jacobsen, American golfer (US Senior Open 2004, Senior Players C'ship 2005; 7 PGA Tour titles), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1954-03-15 Craig Wasson, Oregon, actor (Body Double, 4 Friends, Men's Club)
  • 1955-04-20 Donald Pettit, American chemical engineer and NASA astronaut, born in Silverton, Oregon
  • 1956-03-12 Dale Murphy, American baseball slugger (NL MVP 1982–83; Silver Slugger Award 1982–85; Gold Glove Award 1982–86; 7 x MLB All-Star; NL HR leader 1984, 85; NL; Atlanta Braves), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1957-01-10 Greg Walden, U.S. Congressman from Oregon, born in The Dalles, Oregon
  • 1957-05-28 Ben Howland, American college basketball coach, born in Lebanon, Oregon
  • 1957-09-13 Mark Wiebe, American golfer (British Senior Open 2013), born in Seaside, Oregon
  • 1958-01-01 Ren Woods, actress (Fanta-Roots), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1958-07-07 Michael Marx, American foil and epee fencer (Olympic-84, 88, 92, 96), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1960-05-06 Julianne Phillips, American actress (Frankie Reed-Sisters), born in Lake Oswego, Oregon
  • 1960-11-07 Tommy Thayer, American guitarist (Kiss), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1960-11-26 Harold Reynolds, American baseball player, born in Eugene, Oregon
  • 1961-09-16 Mark Parent, American baseball catcher (Detroit Tigers), born in Ashland, Oregon
  • 1962-02-27 Kory Tarpenning, American pole vaulter, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1962-10-12 Chris Botti, American Grammy Award-winning jazz and pop trumpeter, and composer (Impressions), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1963-07-11 Lisa Rinna, American actress (Days of Our Lives, Melrose Place), born in Medford, Oregon
  • 1963-10-04 A. C. Green, American basketball power forward (most consecutive games [1,192] in NBA and ABA history; LA Lakers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1965-01-31 Adam Johnson, American beach volleyball player (Olympics 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1965-05-16 Brent Jasmer, actor (Sly-Bold & Beautiful), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1965-06-16 J. J. Birden, American NFL wide receiver (Atlanta Falcons), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1966-03-29 Eric Gunderson, American baseball pitcher (Boston Red Sox), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1966-03-29 Robb Thomas, American NFL receiver (Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1966-05-27 John Jaha, infielder (Milwaukee Brewers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1966-07-18 Dan[iel Dion] O'Brien, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1966-10-08 Art Barr, American professional wrestler, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1994)
  • 1967-08-20 Tori [Terri Poch], American bodybuilder and former professional wrestler, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1967-08-22 Ty Burrell, American actor (Modern Family, Evolution), born in Grants Pass, Oregon
  • 1967-11-06 Rebecca Schaeffer, American actress (Patti-My Sister Sam), born in Eugene, Oregon (d. 1989)
  • 1967-12-11 Katy Steding, American basketball forward (Olympic gold 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1968-09-05 Brad Wilk, American drummer (Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1968-11-14 Kent Bottenfield, pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1968-12-19 Jennifer Devine, rower (Olympics 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1969-11-07 Michelle Clunie, American actress (Queer As Folk), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1969-11-12 Kathleen Hanna, American singer and songwriter, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1970-01-22 Alex Ross, American comic book painter (Marvels, Kingdom Come), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1970-01-23 Alan Embree, American baseball pitcher (Cleveland Indians), born in The Dalles, Oregon

River Phoenix

1970-08-23 River Phoenix, American actor (Little Nikta, Stand By Me), born in Madras, Oregon (d. 1993)

Tonya Harding

1970-11-12 Tonya Harding, American figure skater (Olympic 8th-1994/US Champ 1994), born in Portland, Oregon

  • 1970-12-11 Doug Nussmeier, American NFL quarterback (New Orleans Saints), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1971-03-05 Brian Hunter, American MLB baseball outfielder, 1994-2003, AL stolen base leader (99) - 1997 (Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers, and 4 other teams), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1971-08-13 Chad Cota, American NFL safety, 1995-2002 (Carolina Panthers, and three other teams), born in Ashland, Oregon
  • 1972-01-04 James Longley, American documentary filmmaker, born in Eugene, Oregon
  • 1972-02-24 Patricia Regan Leines, American model and 3rd in Miss America 1997, born in Medford, Oregon
  • 1972-10-23 Tiffeny Milbrett, American soccer forward (Olympics 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1973-09-25 Bridgette Wilson, American actress (Mortal Kombat, Billy Madison), born in Gold Beach, Oregon
  • 1973-09-25 Bridget Marquardt, American model, born in Tillamook, Oregon
  • 1974-08-14 Ana Matronic [Lynch], American alt-pop singer (Scissor Sisters), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1974-12-29 Richmond "Richie" Sexson, American baseball player, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1975-01-11 Brad Badger, American football player (Washington Redskins), born in Corvallis, Oregon
  • 1975-10-30 Maria Thayer, American actress (Accepted; Strangers With Candy), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1976-01-01 Caleb Wyatt, American motocross rider (Winter X Games Moto X Best Trick gold, 2005; first to perform successful backflip), born in Medford, Oregon
  • 1976-09-14 Jeremy Dunham, American video game designer, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1976-11-29 Ehren McGhehey, American actor, born in McMinnville, Oregon
  • 1977-01-12 Cade McNown, American football player, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1977-05-12 Monique de Bruin, American fencer-foil (Olympics 1996), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1977-08-29 Aaron Rowand, American baseball player, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1978-09-16 Dan Dickau, American basketball player, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1979-12-23 Holly Madison, American model, born in Astoria, Oregon
  • 1980-10-13 Jon Micah Sumrall, American singer (Kutless), born in Ashland, Oregon
  • 1980-11-16 Kayte Christensen, American basketball player, born in Lakeview, Oregon
  • 1981-05-11 Austin O'Brien, American actor (Apollo 13, My Girl 2, Lawnmower Man), born in Eugene, Oregon
  • 1982-04-06 Bret Harrison, American actor (Orange County), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1983-09-11 Jacoby Ellsbury, American baseball player, born in Madras, Oregon
  • 1984-10-18 Esperanza Spalding, American jazz bassist, singer and songwriter (Radio Music Society; 12 Little Spells), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1985-02-01 Rachael Scdoris, American dog musher, born in Bend, Oregon
  • 1987-09-18 Jinkx Monsoon [Jerick Hoffer], American drag queen, actor and singer (RuPaul's Drag Race season 5 winner), born in Portland, Oregon

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths