Pennsylvania in History (Part 10)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 1,283

  • 1951-07-19 Jayson Stark, American sportswriter (The Athletic), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-07-31 Gerald Anthony, American actor (Marco Dane-General Hospital, One Life to Live), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-08-13 Gwen Cheeseman, American field hockey goalie (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Person of interestMichael Keaton

1951-09-05 Michael Keaton, American actor (Gung Ho, Batman, Beetlejuice), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 1951-09-23 Ron Klink, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • 1951-10-25 Richard Lloyd, American guitarist (Television), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-11-13 Beth Anders, American field hockey sweeper (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania
  • 1951-12-01 Jaco Pastorius, American jazz musician and bass guitarist (Weather Report; Word of Mouth), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 1951-12-31 Michael Allen Bantom, American basketball player (Olympic silver 1972), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-01-18 Michael Behe, American biochemist & advocate of intelligent design, born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-02-04 Lisa Eichhorn, actress (Cutter's Way, Yanks), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-02-22 James Philip Bagian, American physician & NASA astronaut (STS 29, STS 40), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-05-03 Caitlin Clarke, American actress (Dragonslayer), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1952-05-13 John Kasich, US politician (Governor of Ohio (R), 2011-), born in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-05-22 Jan Todd, woman power lifter, once lifted 248 kg in a squat, born in Pennsylvania
  • 1952-06-04 Parker Stevenson, actor (Falcon Crest, Stroker Ace), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-06-13 Tony Bruno, American sports talk radio personality, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-07-21 John Barrasso [John Anthony Barrasso III], American politician, junior senator from Wyoming, born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-07-26 Jan Randall, Canadian film and TV composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-08-01 Brian Patrick Clarke, American actor (Merle-Eight is Enough), born in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-08-09 John Cappelletti, American College Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1973, Penn State; NFL: LA Rams, SD Chargers), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-08-13 Tom Marino, American politician (Rep-R-Pennsylvania 2011-), born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-10-04 Anita Luceete Defrantz, American rower (Olympic bronze 1976; first female vice-president IOC executive committee), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-10-20 Melanie Mayron, actress (30 Something, Car Wash, Missing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestJeff Goldblum

1952-10-22 Jeff Goldblum, American actor (Fly, Jurassic Park, Independence Day), and jazz pianist (The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra), born in West Homestead, Pennsylvania

  • 1952-12-11 Susan Seidelman, American film director (Desperately Seeking Susan), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1952-12-29 Gelsey Kirkland, American ballerina (Nutcracker), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-01-08 Bruce Sutter, American baseball pitcher (Cubs, Cards, Braves), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-01-15 Randy White, American NFL tackle (Dallas Cowboys), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-01-24 Brian Matthews, American actor (Burning), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-03-07 Jules Shear, American rock musician and songwriter ("If She Knew What She Wants"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-03-31 Rene Portland, American college basketball coach (Penn State 1980-2007), born in Broomall, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1953-07-16 Douglas J. Feith, American Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-07-21 Eric Bazilian, American musician (The Hooters), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-09-12 John Williams, American archer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Cranesville, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-10-20 Bill Nunn, American actor (Do the Right Thing), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1953-10-26 Lauren Tewes, American actress (Julie McCoy-Love Boat), born in Braddock, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-10-27 Robert Picardo, American actor (Frame Up, Gremlins 2), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-11-03 Dennis Miller, American comedian/TV host (SNL, Dennis Miller Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-03-03 John Lilley, American singer, songwriter and musician (The Hooters), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-03-04 Mark Chorvinsky, American author, editor and publisher of "Strange Magazine", born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2005)
  • 1954-03-29 Karen Ann Quinlan, American famous comatose patient (right to die case), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-04-07 Tony Dorsett, American College and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back (Heisman Trophy 1976, U of Pittsburgh; Super Bowl 1977; Pro Bowl 1978, 81–83; Dallas Cowboys), born in Rochester, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-04-17 Michael Sembello, American Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter, composer and producer ("Maniac"; "Flashdance"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-04-24 Mumia Abu-Jamal, American journalist and political activist sentenced to death and then to life in prison, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-06-13 Daniel Seemiller, American table tennis player, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-07-09 Debbie Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-08-29 Michael P. Kube-McDowell, American sci-fi author (Enigma, Empery), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-10-29 Herman Ronald Frazier, 400m/4x400m runner (Olympic gold 1976), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-11-02 Pat Croce, American entrepreneur, sports team executive and owner, TV personality (Philadelphia 76ers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-12-13 Tamora Pierce, American author of fantasy fiction (The Song of the Lioness), born in South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-01-21 Jeff Koons, American artist (balloon animals), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-03-05 Marcia McCabe, American actress (Alice Grande - One Life to Live), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-05-09 Kevin Peter Hall, American actor (Misfits of Science), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-05-22 Sam Coppersmith, American attorney and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona's 1st district), born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-06-04 Mary Testa, American stage actress (On The Town), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-08-04 Andrew M Allen, Captain USMC/astronaut (STS 46, 62, 75), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestBetsy King

1955-08-13 Betsy King, American golfer (6-time major winner; US Open 1989-90), born in Reading, Pennsylvania

LPGA Golfer Betsy King
LPGA Golfer
Betsy King
  • 1955-09-14 Steve Berlin, American saxophonist, keyboardist and record producer (Los Lobos, Top Jimmy & the Rhythm Pigs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-10-25 Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-11-10 Jack Clark, Penns, American MLB outfielder (Giants, Cards, Yanks, Padres), born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-12-02 Dennis Christopher, American actor (Breaking Away, California Dreaming), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-12-11 Stu Jackson, NBA coach (NY Knicks (1989-90), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-03-10 Janet Alex-Anderson, American golfer (US Open 1982), born in West Sunbury, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-03-18 Deborah Jeane Palfrey, American escort owner, born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)
  • 1956-03-28 April Margera, American TV personality, Bam Margera's mother, born in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-04-04 Tom Herr, American baseball player, born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-05-17 Bob Saget, American comedian (Full House, America's Funniest Home Video), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-05-22 Lucie Brock-Broido, American poet and academic (Noctuary), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1956-06-06 Marilyn Jones, American actress (Carey-King's Crossing), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Person of interestJoe Montana

1956-06-11 Joe Montana, NFL quarterback (San Francisco 49ers), born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 1956-07-03 Vincent Margera "Don Vito", American reality TV Viva La Bam castmember, born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-07-06 Matt Bahr, American NFL placekicker (NE Patriots, NY Giants), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-07-12 Mel Harris [Mary Ellen], American actress (Hope-30 Something), born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-07-18 Audrey Landers [Hamburg], American actress and singer (Dallas, Chorus Line), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-07-25 Frances Arnold, American Chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2018), born in Edgewood, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-08-03 Todd Christensen, NFL player (Oakland) and sportscaster, born in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1956-09-13 [Joan] Joni Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge "We Are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1957-03-05 Tim Holden, American politician (Rep-D-Pennsylvania 1993-2013), born in St. Clair, Pennsylvania
  • 1957-03-09 Faith Daniels, American television news anchor (CBS-TV), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1957-03-24 Scott J Horowitz, PhD/Capt USAF/astronaut (STS 75, 82), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestBill Cowher

1957-05-08 Bill Cowher, American football coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Crafton, Pennsylvania

NFL Head Coach Bill Cowher
NFL Head Coach
Bill Cowher
  • 1957-07-25 Daniel W. Bursch, NASA astronaut (STS 51, 68, 77), born in Bristol, Pennsylvania
  • 1957-08-21 Kim Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge - "We Are Family"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1957-09-10 Brian Fitzpatrick, American actor (Rick Alden in Loving), born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1957-12-05 Charlene Morett, American field hockey left wing (Olympic bronze 1984), born in Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-02-27 Nancy Spungen, American murder victim of Sid Vicious, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1978)
  • 1958-03-10 Sharon Stone, American actress (Basic Instinct, Sliver, Casino), born in Meadville, Pennsylvania

Person of interestKeith Haring

1958-05-04 Keith Haring, American graffiti artist (Vanity Fair, Paris Review) and social activist, born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)

Artist & Social Activist Keith Haring
Artist & Social Activist
Keith Haring
  • 1958-07-08 Kevin Bacon, actor (Diner, Footloose, She's Having a Baby), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-07-31 Mark Cuban, American businessman and basketball team owner (NBA's Dallas Mavericks), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-09-11 Scott Patterson, American actor (Luke Danes-Gilmore Girls), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-09-19 Kevin Hooks, American actor (Sounder, Aaron Loves Angela), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-09-22 Joan Jett [Larkin], American singer (Blackhearts-I Love Rock 'n Roll), born in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-09-23 Marvin Lewis, American NFL coach (DC Baltimore Ravens Super Bowl 2000; Cincinnati Bengals 2003-18), born in McDonald, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-10-07 Judy Landers, American actress (BJ & the Bear, Madame's Place), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1958-10-22 Bobby Blotzer, American rock drummer (Ratt, "Round & Round"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1959-01-06 Kathy Sledge, American vocalist (Sister Sledge-We are Family), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1959-01-18 Bob Rosenberg, American musician (Will To Power - "Baby, I Love Your Way/Freebird Medley"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1959-02-14 Renée Fleming, American opera singer & soprano, born in Indiana, Pennsylvania

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