Wisconsin in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 335

  • 1950-03-09 Andy North, American golfer, broadcaster (US Open 1978, 85; ESPN), born in Thorp, Wisconsin
  • 1950-03-11 Jerry Zucker, American director (Airplane, Naked Gun), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1950-06-27 Benjamin Peterson, American heavyweight boxer (Olympic gold 1972), born in Barron County, 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, American NFL defensive end, 1973-82 (Oakland Raiders and 3 other teams), and actor (Caveman; The Goonies), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1989)
  • 1951-09-08 Tim Gullikson, American tennis player and coach (Pete Sampras coach 1992-95), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin (d. 1996)
  • 1951-09-09 Tom Wopat, American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard; One Life to Live) and singer (Consider It Swung), born in Lodi, Wisconsin,
  • 1951-11-05 Tony Evers, American politician, Governor of Wisconsin (2019-), born in Plymouth, Wisconsin
  • 1952-08-14 Mark C. Lee, American NASA astronaut (STS 30, 47, 64, 82, sk: 98), born in Viroqua, Wisconsin
  • 1952-12-21 Steve Furniss, American swimmer (Olympic bronze 1972), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1953-01-23 Robin Zander, American rock vocalist and guitarist (Cheap Trick - "Dream Police"; "I Want You To Want Me"), born in Beloit, Wisconsin
  • 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
  • 1953-10-09 Tony Shalhoub, American actor (Wings, Monk, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • 1953-11-03 Kathy Kinney, American actress (Drew Carey Show), born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • 1954-09-10 Martha Nause, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1994), born in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • 1954-11-13 Chris Noth, American actor (Law and Order, The Good Wife), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1954-12-14 Alan Kulwicki, American auto racer and owner (NASCAR Winston Cup drivers' and owners' champion 1992), born in Greenfield, Wisconsin (d. 1993)
  • 1955-01-24 James Montgomery, American swimmer (1976 Olympics 3 golds), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1955-12-21 Jane Kaczmarek, American actress, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1956-07-06 John Jorgenson, American singer (Desert Rose Band-Love Reunited), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1956-10-19 Bruce Weber, American Basketball Coach, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1956-12-31 Steve Rude, American comics artist, born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1957-02-26 Connie Carpenter-Phinney, 79k cyclist (Olympic gold 1984), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1957-09-22 Mark Johnson, American NHL forward (Olympic gold 1980, Pitts, NJ), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1958-01-18 Jeffrey N Williams, United States Army officer & NASA astronaut, born in Village of Superior, Wisconsin
  • 1958-05-29 Ivar Sisniega, Mexican pentathlete, politician (Sports Minister 1994-2000), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA

Eric Heiden

1958-06-14 Eric Heiden, American speed skater (5 Olympic gold medals 1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin

  • 1958-07-15 Dan Forsman, American golfer (5 PGA Tour titles), born in Rhinelander, Wisconsin
  • 1959-03-09 Kato Kaelin, American actor (Beach Fever), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1959-03-16 Stan Thorn, American country singer (Shenandoah - "Sunday in the South"), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • 1959-09-27 Beth Heiden, American 3000m speed skater (Olympic bronze 1980), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1959-10-10 Bradley Whitford, American actor and political activist (The West Wing), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1960-01-04 Cory Everson, American body builder (6X Ms Olympia), born in Racine Wisconsin
  • 1960-01-12 Rob Derksen, Australian baseball head coach (Olympics 1996), born in Hales Corner, Wisconsin (d. 2004)
  • 1960-02-20 Joel Hodgson, American comedian (Mystery Science Theater 3000), born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Jeffrey Dahmer

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

  • 1960-07-06 Lauri Merten, American golfer (US Open 1993), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • 1960-08-28 Leroy Chiao, Taiwanese-American engineer and astronaut (STS 65, 72, sk: 92), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1960-12-28 Zane Smith, American baseball pitcher (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1961-06-28 Jay Schroeder, NFL quarterback (Wash Redskins, LA Raiders), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1961-11-04 Daron Hagen, American composer, 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
  • 1962-11-03 Phil Katz, American computer programmer (Zip file format), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2000)
  • 1962-12-20 Thomas Newberry, NFL guard (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Onalaska, Wisconsin
  • 1962-12-27 Sherri Steinhauer, American golfer (du Maurier Classic 1992, British Open 2006), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1962-12-27 Timothy Hacker, 10k runner, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1963-02-14 Jeff Dellenbach, American NFL center (NE Patriots, GB Packers-Super Bowl 31), born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • 1963-02-22 Dave Besteman, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1963-03-15 Don Simington, American jockey, born in Tomahawk, Wisconsin
  • 1963-04-08 Terry Porter, American basketball point guard and coach (Portland Trail Blazers; Minnesota Timberwolves; NBA All Star 1991, 93), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1963-07-20 Jenny Spangler, American marathoner (Olympics 1996), born in Monroe, Wisconsin
  • 1963-09-06 Alice Sebold, American novelist (The Almost Moon), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1964-02-15 Chris Farley, American actor (SNL, Wayne's World, Coneheads), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 1997)
  • 1964-06-24 Gary Suter, NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, USA), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1964-08-07 Michael Weishan, American TV host, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1964-11-06 Greg Graffin, American singer (Bad Religion), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1965-02-03 Dorcas Wonsavage, cross country skier (Olympics 1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1965-02-13 Kenny Harrison, US triple jumper, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Dan Jansen

1965-06-17 Dan Jansen, American speed skater (Olympic gold 1984, 88, 92), born in West Allis, Wisconsin

  • 1965-08-21 Caryn Mower, American actress, stuntwoman and former professional wrestler, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • 1965-10-15 Daniel Held, American 10k runner, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1966-06-17 Clare Look-Jaeger, high jumper, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1966-08-18 Steve Avery, American football running back (Pittsburgh Steelers), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1966-09-24 Paul Michael Valley, American actor (Ryan Harrison-Another World), born in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
  • 1966-11-23 Jerry Kelly, American golfer (3 PGA Tour titles), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1966-12-18 Patricia Neder, American team handball right wing (Olympics 1992 & 1996), born in Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • 1967-02-23 Steve Stricker, American golfer (12 PGA Tour titles; US Senior Open, The Tradition 2019), born in Edgerton, Wisconsin
  • 1967-06-04 Scott Servais, catcher (Chicago Cubs), born in La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • 1967-06-25 Brian Wanek, American speed skater (Olympics 1994), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1967-11-02 Scott Walker, US politician (Governor of Wisconsin 2011-), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 1968-01-15 Laurie Fellner, American team handball goalie (Olympics 1992, 96), born in Appleton, Wisconsin
  • 1968-06-14 Tony Smith, American NBA guard (Miami Heat), born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
  • 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
  • 1969-02-06 Bob Wickman, American baseball pitcher (Chicago White Sox, NY Yankees), born in Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • 1969-02-11 Mary Stoker Smith, Miss Wisconsin & 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, American actress (Drugstore Cowboy, Diggstown), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1970-01-29 Paul Ryan, American politician (R-Wisconsin) & Speaker of the House (2015-2018), born in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • 1970-03-06 Amy Pietz, actress (Annie-Caroline In the City), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1970-04-12 Nick Hexum, American singer and songwriter (311), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1970-06-30 Mark Grudzielanek, American MLB infielder (Montreal Expos), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1970-09-11 Berry Richter, American hockey defenseman (Olympics 1994), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1970-10-15 Eric BenĂ©t, American singer and songwriter ("Love Don't Love Me"), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1970-11-20 Geoffrey Keezer, American jazz pianist, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • 1971-01-30 Brent Moss, American football running back (Amsterdam Admirals), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1971-03-30 Mari Holden, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1971-04-06 Tom Sorensen, volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1971-09-14 Jeff Loomis, American progressive metal guitarist (Nevermore), born in Appleton, Wisconsin
  • 1971-10-24 Mike Verstegen, American NFL guard (New Orleans Saints), born in Appleton, Wisconsin
  • 1972-06-25 Amy Wickus, American 800m/1500m runner
  • 1972-07-30 Jim McIlvaine, American NBA center (Washington Bullets, Seattle Supersonics), born in Racine, Wisconsin
  • 1972-08-03 Jeff Nygaard, American volleyball middle blocker (Olympics 1996), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1972-09-16 Steve Russ, American NFL linebacker (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32), born in Stetsonville, Wisconsin
  • 1972-10-08 Dede Demet, American cyclist (Olympics 1996), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1972-10-27 Brad Radke, American baseball pitcher (Minnesota Twins), born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • 1972-11-09 Doug Russell, American radio personality, born in Pewaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1972-12-22 Mike Thompson, NFL defensive tackle (Jacksonville Jaguars), born in Portage, Wisconsin

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