Wisconsin in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 177 of 177

  • 1949-02-21 Jerry Harrison, rock keyboardist (Talking Heads), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1949-04-06 Mary Maples Dunn, American college president (Smith College), born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin (d. 2017)
  • 1950-03-11 Jerry Zucker, director (Airplane, Naked Gun), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1950-08-21 Arthur Bremer, American criminal who shot George Wallace in May 1972 leaving him paralyzed, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1950-10-25 John Matuszak, NFLer (Raiders)/actor (Hollywood Beat), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1951-09-09 Tom Wopat, Lodi, Wisconsin, American actor and singer (The Dukes of Hazzard, One Life to Live)
  • 1953-03-05 Russel D Feingold, (Sen-D Wisconsin)
  • 1953-08-16 Catlin O'Heaney, American actress (Snow White-Charmings), born in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
  • 1953-11-03 Kathy Kinney, American actress (Drew Carey Show), born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • 1954-11-13 Chris Noth, American actor (Tyrant), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1955-09-18 Jeana Tomasino, playmate (Nov, 1980), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1956-07-06 John Jorgenson, singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1956-11-13 Christopher Noth, US actor (Law and Order, The Good Wife), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1957-02-02 Sandra Joyce Cagle, American model and playmate (Feb 1980), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1957-02-26 Connie Carpenter-Phinney, 79k cyclist (Oly-gold-1984), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1957-09-22 Mark Johnson, NHL forward (Olympic gold 1980, Pitts, NJ), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1958-06-14 Eric Heiden, US speed skater (5 Olympic gold medals 1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1959-03-16 Stan Thorn, singer (Shenandoah-Sunday in the South), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • 1959-06-30 Stephanie Farwig, golfer (1994 LPGA Corning Classic-2nd), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1959-09-27 Beth Heiden, 3000m speed skater (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1960-01-04 Cory Everson, American body builder (6X Ms Olympia), born in Racine Wisconsin

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1960-05-21 Jeffrey Dahmer, American serial killer (Milwaukee Cannibal), born in West Allis, Wisconsin (d. 1994)

Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer
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Jeffrey Dahmer
  • 1960-07-06 Lauri Merten, American LPGA golfer (1993 US Women's Open), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • 1960-08-28 Leroy Chiao, astronaut (STS 65, 72, sk: 92), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1960-12-28 Zane Smith, pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1961-06-28 Jay Schroeder, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins, LA Raiders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1962-06-25 Dan Turk, American footballer, NFL center (Washington Redskins), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2000)
  • 1962-10-16 Laura Coenen, team handball goalie (Olymp-1988, 92, 96), born in Neenah, Wisconsin
  • 1962-11-24 Lesa Ann Pedriana, playmate (April, 1984), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1962-12-27 Sherri Steinhauer, LPGA golfer (1992 du Maurier Ltd), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1962-12-27 Timothy Hacker, 10k runner, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1963-02-22 Dave Besteman, speed skater (Olympics-1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1963-03-15 Don Simington, American jockey, born in Tomahawk, Wisconsin
  • 1963-06-02 Tim Balmer, Canadian Tour golfer (Bermuda Open-1990), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1964-06-24 Gary Suter, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, USA), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1964-09-09 Skip [Jules I] Kendall, PGA golfer (1993 Intl-8th), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1965-02-03 Dorcas Wonsavage, cross country skier (Olympics-1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1965-02-13 Kenny Harrison, triple jumper, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1965-08-21 Caryn Mower, American actress, stuntwoman and former professional wrestler, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • 1965-10-15 Daniel Held, 10k runner, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1966-06-17 Clare Look-Jaeger, high jumper, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1966-10-20 Erin Deiters, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-9th-1994), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • 1966-11-23 Jerry Kelly, PGA golfer (1993 Nike Cleveland Open-2nd), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1966-12-18 Patricia Neder, American team handball right wing (Olympics 1992 & 1996), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • 1967-06-04 Scott Servais, catcher (Chicago Cubs), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • 1967-11-02 Scott Walker, US politician (Governor of Wisconsin 2011-), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1968-11-13 Tami Whitlinger-Jones, tennis star (1995 Futures-Sedona), born in Neenah, Wisconsin
  • 1968-11-25 Jory Husain, actor (Jawaharial-Head of the Class), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1969-02-11 Mary Stoker Smith, Miss Wisconsin and TV news reporter, born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • 1969-12-18 Joe Randa, infielder (KC Royals), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1970-01-29 Heather Graham, actress (Drugstore Cowboy, Diggstown), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1970-01-29 Paul Ryan, US politician (R-Wisconsin) and Speaker of the House (2015-), born in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • 1970-03-06 Amy Pietz, actress (Annie-Caroline In the City), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1970-06-30 Mark Grudzielanek, infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1970-07-01 Nicky Goetze, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 NCAA Acad), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1970-09-11 Berry Richter, US hockey defenseman (Olympics-1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1971-03-30 Mari Holden, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1971-04-06 Tom Sorensen, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1972-06-25 Amy Wickus, Baraboo Wisconsin, 800m/1500m runner
  • 1972-08-03 Jeff Nygaard, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics-96), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1972-10-08 Dede Demet, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1973-01-03 Dan Harmon, American voice actor, producer and writer (Rick and Morty, Community), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1973-01-12 Greg Morton, actor (Scarecrow & Mrs King), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1973-04-12 Pamela Polk, Miss America-Wisconsin (1996), born in Berlin Wisconsin
  • 1973-11-08 Tara Johnson, Miss USA-Wisconsin (1997)
  • 1975-05-30 Marissa Mayer, American technology executive (CEO of Yahoo, designed Google home page) born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • 1976-05-06 Lindsay Page, figure skater (1997 E Great Lakes Sr-3rd), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1976-12-01 Konerak Sinthasomphone, Jeffrey Dahmer's victim, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1977-06-02 Ellie Raab, American actor (Fabulous Baker Boys, Extreme Close-up), born in Wisconsin
  • 1978-03-03 Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2009)
  • 1978-05-18 Jennifer Streblow, Oshkosh Wisconsin, Miss America-Wisconsin (1997)
  • 1980-04-16 Jesse Tendler, American actor (Nick-Ellen Burstyn Show), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1980-08-21 Paul Menard, American NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • 1982-03-25 Danica Patrick, American race car driver, 1st woman to win an IndyCar Series race, born in Beloit, Wisconsin
  • 1987-11-03 Colin Kaepernick, American football player, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1989-03-22 J.J. [Justin James] Watt, American NFL player (Houston Texans), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • 1994-08-20 White buffalo, Janesville Wisconsin

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