Washington in History (Part 3)

Washington: Seattle - Spokane

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 343

  • 1951-06-30 Stephen S. Oswald, American NASA astronaut (STS 42, 56, 67), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1951-07-01 Daryl Anderson, American actor (Animal-Lou Grant), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1951-08-24 Orson Scott Card, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Nebula, Ender's War), born in Richland, Washington
  • 1951-09-13 Jean Smart, American actress (Designing Women, Hacks), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1952-07-17 Chet McCracken, American drummer (Doobie Brothers, 1979-82), born in Seattle, Washington

Paul AllenPaul Allen (1953-2018)

1953-01-21 American business magnate (co-founder Microsoft, owner Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Seahawks), born in Seattle, Washington

  • 1953-03-27 Pamela Roylance, actress (Sarah-Little House on Prairie), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1953-08-20 Peter Horton, American actor (Gary-30 Something), born in Bellevue, Washington

Sam KinisonSam Kinison (1953-1992)

1953-12-08 American screaming comedian and actor (Back to School, Charlie Hoover), born in Yakima, Washington

  • 1953-12-10 Diane Schuur, American jazz pianist and singer (Diane Schuur & the Count Basie Orchestra; Heart To Heart), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1954-07-01 Chip Hanauer, American hydroplane racer (world champion 1982), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1954-11-27 Patricia McPherson, American actress (Knight Rider), born in Oak Harbor, Washington

Bill GatesBill Gates (67 years old)

1955-10-28 American businessman and billionaire (founder and CEO of Microsoft, richest person in the world), born in Seattle, Washington

  • 1955-12-24 Clarence Gilyard Jr, American actor (Walker, Texas Ranger - "Trivette"; Matlock, 1989-93 - "Conrad"; Die Hard), and educator, born in Moses Lake, Washington (d. 2022)
  • 1956-02-17 Richard Karn [Wilson], American actor (Home Improvement) and TV game show host (Family Feud), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1956-05-04 David Guterson, American author (Snow Falling on Cedars), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1957-05-10 Phil Mahre, alpine slalom skier (Olympic gold/silver-80, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1957-05-10 Steve Mahre, twin alpine slalom skier (Olympic silver 1980, 84), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1957-10-31 Brian Stokes Mitchell, American Broadway singer and actor, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1958-03-23 El Duce [Eldon Wayne Hoke], American singer and drummer (The Mentors), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1997)
  • 1958-05-31 Kyle Secor, American actor (Tim Bayliss-Homicide), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1958-07-05 Meredith Ann Pierce, American sci-fi author (Darkangel), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1958-09-06 Michael Winslow, American actor and comedian (Police Academy), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1958-09-15 Dr. Know [Gary Miller], American guitarist (Bad Brains), born in Washington, D. C.
  • 1958-10-13 Jair-Rôhm Parker Wells, American musician and composer (Machine Gun), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1958-10-13 Maria Cantwell, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Washington), born in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • 1959-02-22 Kyle MacLachlan, American actor (Blue Velvet, Dune, Twin Peaks), born in Yakima, Washington
  • 1959-04-22 Ryan Stiles, American actor (Lewis-Drew Carey Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1959-09-01 Kenny Mayne, American sports journalist, broadcaster (ESPN), born in Kent, Washington

Ryne SandbergRyne Sandberg (63 years old)

1959-09-18 American Baseball HOF infielder (10 × MLB All-Star; NL MVP 1984; 9 × Gold Glove Award; Chicago Cubs) and manager (Philadelphia Phillies 2013-15), born in Spokane, Washington

Fred CouplesFred Couples (63 years old)

1959-10-03 American golfer (US Masters 1992; Senior Players C'ship 2011; Senior British Open 2012), born in Seattle, Washington

  • 1959-10-03 Jack Wagner, American actor (General Hospital; Melrose Place) and pop singer ("All I Need"), born in Washington, Missouri
  • 1959-11-02 Mark May, American College Football Hall of Fame guard and broadcaster (Super Bowl 1982, 87; Washington Redskins), born in Oneonta, NY
  • 1960-09-04 Kim Thayil, American guitarist (Soundgarden, Probot), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1960-09-09 Mario Batali, American chef and restaurateur, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1961-03-09 Mike Leach, American college football coach (Washington State University), born in Susanville, California
  • 1961-04-11 Doug Hopkins, American guitarist and songwriter (Gin Blossoms - "Til I Hear It From You"), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1993)
  • 1961-05-11 Diana Lee[-Hsu], American actress (Licence to Kill), and model (Playboy playmate May, 1988), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1961-11-01 Calvin Johnson, American guitarist and singer (Beat Happening; The Halo Benders; Dub Narcotic Sound System), born in Olympia, Washington
  • 1962-03-29 Kirk Triplett, American golfer (3-time PGA Tour winner), born in Moses Lake, Washington
  • 1962-05-02 Big Boss Man [Ray Washington Traylor Jr.], American professional wrestler, born in Marietta, Georgia (d. 2004)
  • 1962-05-04 Oleta Adams, American soul singer and pianist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1962-06-08 Kristine W [Weitz], American musician ranked by Billboard as the 8th Greatest Dance Artist of all-time (The Advocate), born in Pasco, Washington
  • 1962-08-28 Rick Fehr, American golfer (2 PGA Tour titles), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1962-09-19 Randy Myers, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1990, 94, 95, 97; World Series 1990; NLCS MVP 1990; Cincinnati Reds), born in Vancouver, Washington
  • 1963-03-12 Candy Costie, synchronized swimmer (Olympic gold 1984), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1963-03-26 Rebecca Twigg, American cyclist (Olympic silver 1984, 92, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1963-06-14 Chris DeGarmo, American guitarist (Queensryche - "Breaking The Silence"), born in Wenatchee, Washington
  • 1963-06-22 Randy Couture, American mixed martial artist (3-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, 2-time UFC Light heavyweight Champion), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1963-08-12 Sir Mix A Lot [Anthony Ray], American rapper (Baby Got Back), born in Auburn, Washington
  • 1963-10-19 Sinitta [Malone], British-American singer ("So Macho"; "Toy Boy"), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964-02-05 (Michael Andrew) "Duff" McKagan, American bassist (Guns N' Roses), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964-02-10 Glenn Beck, American radio and television host, born in Everett, Washington
  • 1964-02-17 Mike Campbell, American pitcher (Chicago Cubs), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964-07-20 Chris Cornell, American musician (Soundgarden; Audioslave), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2017)
  • 1964-08-06 John Mooney, sprint kayaker (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1964-08-25 Blair Underwood, American actor (Jonathan-LA Law, High Incident), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1964-11-01 Daran Norris, American voice actor (The Fairly Odd Parents), born in Ferndale, Washington
  • 1964-12-02 Chip Hale, American baseball infielder, coach and manager (Minnesota Twins; Arizona Diamondbacks; Washington Nationals), born in Santa Clara, California
  • 1965-02-22 Dean Karr, American photographer, album cover designer, and music video and television advertisement director, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1965-02-23 Robert "Bob" Ferguson, American politician (Democratic Party) and Attorney General of Washington, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1965-07-06 Tim Camargo, American jockey, born in Kennewick, Washington
  • 1966-01-16 Anthony Washington, American discus thrower (Olympic 4th 1996), born in Glasgow, Montana
  • 1966-01-20 Rainn Wilson, American actor (The Office, Juno), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1966-02-16 Eric Uptagrafft, prone rifle (Olympics 1996), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1966-06-27 Jeff Conine, American MLB outfielder (Florida Marlins), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1966-07-07 Jeff Shaw, American baseball pitcher (Cincinnati Reds), born in Washington Court House, Ohio
  • 1966-08-28 Teresa Zarzeczny Bell, American rower (Olympic silver 1996), born in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
  • 1966-10-30 Quin Snyder, American basketball coach (NBA All-Star Game head coach 2021; Utah Jazz; University of Missouri), born in Mercer Island, Washington
  • 1966-11-19 Gail Devers, American athlete (Olympics gold 100m 1992, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1966-12-13 Don Roff, American writer and filmmaker, born in Walla Walla, Washington

Kurt CobainKurt Cobain (1967-1994)

1967-02-20 American grunge rocker (Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"), born in Aberdeen, Washington

  • 1967-04-29 Mary McCagg, American rower (Olympic 4th 1992, 96), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967-08-18 Dan Peters, American drummer (Mudhoney), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1967-08-22 Layne Staley, American rock singer and guitarist (Alice in Chains - Dirt), born in Kirkland, Washington (d. 2002)
  • 1968-01-23 Eric Metcalf, American football running back (Atl Falcons, San Diego Chargers), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968-06-06 Craig Roberts, Canadian 68 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympics 1996), born in Everett, Washington
  • 1968-06-11 Staci Baldwin, Miss Washington pageant winner, sued when told 27 too old for compete for Miss USA, born in Kirkland, Washington
  • 1968-07-16 Larry Sanger, American co-founder of Wikipedia, born in Bellevue, Washington
  • 1968-08-05 John Olerud, American MLB infielder (Toronto Blue Jays), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1968-08-21 Barbara Ann Moore, American actress, Playboy playmate (Dec, 1992) and ballroom dancer, born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1968-09-26 Jim Caviezel, American actor, born in Mount Vernon, Washington
  • 1968-12-02 Nate Mendel, American bassist (Foo Fighters), born in Richland, Washington
  • 1968-12-12 Kurt Schulz, American football safety (Buffalo Bills), born in Wenatchee, Washington
  • 1969-01-18 Dave Bautista, American professional wrestler, born in Washington, D. C.
  • 1969-03-14 Ty[rel] Bennion, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1969-04-11 Jesse Campbell, American football safety (NY Giants, Washington Redskins), born in Washington, North Carolina
  • 1969-06-20 Malivai Washington, tennis star (Olympics 1996), born in Glenn Cove, New York
  • 1969-11-29 Kasey Keller, American soccer player, born in Olympia, Washington
  • 1969-12-23 Greg Biffle, American racecar driver, born in Vancouver, Washington
  • 1970-02-13 Kevin Stocker, American baseball infielder (Philadelphia Phillies), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1970-09-14 Craig Montoya, American bass player (Everclear), born in Spokane, Washington
  • 1971-10-12 Bronzell Miller, American WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Federal Way, Washington (d. 2013)
  • 1971-10-13 Jay Williams, American defensive end (St Louis Rams), born in Washington, D. C.
  • 1972-06-15 Lianne Bennion, American rower (Olympics 1996), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1972-07-04 William Goldsmith, American drummer (Foo Fighters; Sunny Day Real Estate), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1972-10-12 Singor Mobley, American football safety (Dallas Cowboys), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 1972-12-17 Dewayne Washington, cornerback (Minnesota Vikings)
  • 1972-12-31 Kelvin Kinney, American football defensive end (Washington Redskins), born in Montgomery, West Virginia
  • 1973-03-21 Larry Bowie, running back (Washington Redskins)

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