United States of America in History (Part 51)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 5001 - 5,100 of 9,757

  • 1955-02-03 Stephen Euin Cobb, American novelist
  • 1955-02-08 Nancy Oliver, American playwright and television writer
  • 1955-02-10 Jim Cramer, American television personality
  • 1955-02-12 Bill Laswell, American bassist and record producer, born in Salem, Illinois
  • 1955-02-13 Joe Birkett, American lawyer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955-02-14 Carol Kalish, American publishing executive (Marvel Comics) (d. 1991)
  • 1955-02-14 James Eckhouse, American actor
  • 1955-02-14 Rip Rogers, American professional wrestler, born in Seymour, Indiana
  • 1955-02-15 Christopher McDonald, American actor
  • 1955-02-16 Hunt Block, American actor

Steve Jobs

1955-02-24 Steve Jobs, American computer entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple, born in San Francisco, California (d. 2011)

  • 1955-03-02 Dale Bosworth, TV host (America's Most Wanted)
  • 1955-03-02 Ken Salazar, American politician
  • 1955-03-22 Pete Sessions, American politician (REP-R-Texas 1997-209, 2021-), born in Waco, Texas
  • 1955-03-23 Petrea Burchard, American actress
  • 1955-04-01 Gregg Jarrett, American television anchor
  • 1955-04-06 Michael Rooker, American actor (Guardians of the Galaxy), born in Jasper, Alabama
  • 1955-04-08 Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist (The Poisonwood Bible), born in Annapolis, Maryland
  • 1955-04-08 David Wu, Taiwanese-born American politician (Rep-D-Ore 1999-2011), born in Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • 1955-04-08 Kane Hodder, American actor and stuntman (Jason Voorhees in Friday the 13th franchise), born in Auburn, California
  • 1955-04-09 Kate Heyhoe, American editor and food writer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-04-11 Kevin Brady, American politician (Rep Texas (R) 1997-), born in Vermillion, South Dakota
  • 1955-05-04 Robert Ellis Orrall, American singer and songwriter, born in Winthrop, Massachusetts
  • 1955-05-06 Tom Bergeron, American game show host
  • 1955-05-07 Kevin Reed, American Presbyterian theologian
  • 1955-05-11 John DeStefano, Jr., American politician
  • 1955-05-22 Jimmy Lyon, American guitarist (Eddie Money; The Greg Kihn Band), born in Tampa, Florida
  • 1955-05-25 Connie Selleca, American actress (Hotel, Capt America II), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1955-05-27 Eric Bischoff, American professional wrestling promoter
  • 1955-05-27 Richard Schiff, American actor (The West Wing), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1955-05-29 Sut Jhally, Kenyan-born American educator
  • 1955-05-30 Jake "The Snake" Roberts, American wrestler, born in Gainesville, Texas
  • 1955-06-04 Mary Testa, American stage actress (On The Town), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-06-07 Joey Scarbury, American singer-songwriter ("Theme from The Greatest American Hero (Believe It or Not)"), born in Ontario, California
  • 1955-06-07 William Forsythe, American actor (Raising Arizona; Once Upon a Time in America; Boardwalk Empire), born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
  • 1955-06-08 (Thomas) Griffin Dunne, American actor (American Werewolf in London, Who's That Girl; After Hours), and filmmaker, born in New York City
  • 1955-06-08 Greg Ginn, American punk rock guitarist, singer and songwriter (Black Flag), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • 1955-06-23 Glenn Danzig [Anzalone], American rock musician, singer (The Misfits; Samhain; Danzig), born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • 1955-06-23 Maggie Greenwald, American film director and writer
  • 1955-06-24 Betsy Randle, American actress
  • 1955-06-28 Thomas Hampson, American lyric baritone, born in Elkhart, Indiana
  • 1955-06-29 Terence M. O'Sullivan, American labor union activist who is president of the Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1955-07-14 L. Brent Bozell, American author and activist
  • 1955-07-17 Paul Stamets, American mycologist and environmentalist, born in Columbiana, Ohio
  • 1955-07-21 Howie Epstein, American bassist (The Heartbreakers, 1982-2002), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2003)
  • 1955-07-27 Cat Bauer, American novelist (Harley, Like a Person), born in Greenville, South Carolina
  • 1955-07-29 Dave Stevens, American illustrator and comic artist (The Rocketeer), born in Lynwood, California (d. 2008)
  • 1955-08-02 Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian, born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1955-08-02 Tim Dunigan, American actor, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1955-08-03 Corey Burton [Weinberg], American voice actor (Adventures in Odyssey; Dismey themeparks and films), born in Granada Hills, Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-08-04 Alberto Gonzales, American U.S. Attorney General
  • 1955-08-07 Wayne Knight, American actor, born in New York City, New York
  • 1955-08-08 Branscombe Richmond, American actor (Renegade, Commando), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-08-09 John E. Sweeney, American politician (Rep-R-NY 1999-2007), born in Troy, New York
  • 1955-08-12 Ann M. Martin, American author
  • 1955-08-17 Richard Hilton, American heir, father of Paris and Nicky Hilton, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-08-27 Robert Richardson, American cinematographer
  • 1955-09-01 Billy Blanks, American martial artist
  • 1955-09-04 Brian Schweitzer, American politician (Governor of Montana, 2005–13), born in Havre, Montana
  • 1955-09-13 Joe Morris, American jazz, avant-garde, and improvisational guitarist, banjolele player ("Today On Earth"), and educator (New England Conservatory), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1955-09-17 Charles Martinet, American actor (Mario), born in San Jose, California
  • 1955-09-18 Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor, born in San Diego, California (d. 2006)
  • 1955-09-19 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician, born in Owosso, Michigan (d. 2006)
  • 1955-10-07 Ralph Johnson, American computer scientist
  • 1955-10-08 Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician, born in Lexington, Mississipi (d. 1998)
  • 1955-10-18 David Twohy, American movie director and screenwriter
  • 1955-10-20 Aaron Pryor, American welterweight boxing champion, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1955-10-20 Thomas Newman, American film score composer (The Shawshank Redemption), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-10-21 Rich Mullins, American musician (d. 1997)
  • 1955-10-25 Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-10-27 Debra Bowen, American politician, 31st Secretary of State of California (2007-15), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1955-11-01 Beth Leavel, American Broadway actress and singer (Baby It's You; The Drowsy Chaperone), born in Raleigh, North Carolina
  • 1955-11-02 Chris Burnett, American musician and composer, born in Olathe, Kansas
  • 1955-11-05 Nestor Serrano, American actor (Navi Araz-24), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1955-11-10 James Chapman, American novelist (Stet)
  • 1955-11-15 Henry Corra, American documentarian
  • 1955-11-19 Sam Hamm, American screenwriter (Batman), born in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1955-11-23 Mary Landrieu, American politician (US Senator of Louisiana, 1997-2005), born in Arlington, Virgina
  • 1955-11-24 Elvis Ramone [Clement Bozewski], American drummer (The Ramones, August 1987), born in Bayonne, New Jersey
  • 1955-11-28 Jeffrey Byron, American actor
  • 1955-11-30 Richard Burr, American politician (Senator-R-North Carolina 2005-, Rep-R-North Carolina 1995-2005), born in Charlottesville, North Carolina
  • 1955-12-01 Mark Thompson, American disc jockey and actor, born in Florence, Alabama
  • 1955-12-03 Warren Jeffs, American convicted polygamist
  • 1955-12-10 Jacquelyn Mitchard, American journalist and novelist (The Deep End of the Ocean), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955-12-16 Xander Berkeley, American actor
  • 1955-12-21 Jane Kaczmarek, American actress, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1955-12-24 Grand L. Bush, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1955-12-26 Evan Bayh, American politician, born in Shirkieville, Indiana
  • 1955-12-27 Barbara Olson, American political commentator (d. 2001)
  • 1956-01-01 Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (founder and CEO of Herbalife International), born in La Mirada, California Ltd, d. 2000)
  • 1956-01-02 Lynda Barry, American cartoonist
  • 1956-01-03 Willy T. Ribbs, American auto racer (first African-American to drive in Indianapolis 500), born in San Jose, California
  • 1956-01-04 Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer
  • 1956-01-09 Mike Walczewski, American public address announcer
  • 1956-01-10 Shawn Colvin, American country folk singer-songwriter ("Sunny Came Home"), born in Vermillion, South Dakota
  • 1956-01-11 Robert Earl Keen, American singer-songwriter ("What I Really Mean"), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1956-01-19 Carman Licciardello, American Christian music singer, born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • 1956-01-22 Steve Riley, American rock drummer (L.A. Guns; W.A.S.P.), born in Revere, Massachusetts
  • 1956-02-01 Exene Cervenka, American musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-02-03 Lee Ranaldo, American musician (Sonic Youth)

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