United States of America in History (Part 51)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 5001 - 5,100 of 9,878

  • 1954-10-24 Brad Sherman, American politician, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1954-10-24 Mike Rounds, American politician (31st Governor of South Dakota), born in Huron, South Dakota
  • 1954-10-27 Jan Duursema, American comic book artist (Star Wars comics), born in New Jersey
  • 1954-11-02 Pat Croce, American entrepreneur, sports team executive and owner, TV personality (Philadelphia 76ers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-11-08 Jeanette McGruder, American musician (P Funk), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1954-11-11 Mary Gaitskill, American novelist
  • 1954-11-13 Scott McNealy, American CEO of Sun Microsystems
  • 1954-11-13 Chris Noth, American actor (Tyrant), born in Madison, Wisconsin

Person of interestCondoleezza Rice

1954-11-14 Condoleezza Rice, 1st female African-American U.S. Secretary of State (2005-09), born in Birmingham, Alabama

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
US Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice
  • 1954-11-16 Andrea Barrett, American novelist (Servants of the Map), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1954-11-16 Bruce Edwards, American golf caddie for Hall of Fame golfer Tom Watson (d. 2004)
  • 1954-11-18 Carter Burwell, American film composer (Coen Brothers films, Twilight Saga), born in New York City
  • 1954-11-21 Thomas Rothman, American film executive
  • 1954-11-26 Roz Chast, American cartoonist (Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1954-11-27 Kimmy Robertson, American actress best known for her role as Lucy Moran in the TV series Twin Peaks
  • 1954-12-03 Grace Andreacchi, American author
  • 1954-12-04 Tony Todd, American actor and producer (Platoon), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1954-12-07 Mark Hofmann, American forger, bomber and convicted murderer, born in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1954-12-08 Harold Hongju Koh, Korean-American Dean of Yale Law School
  • 1954-12-12 Liz Claman, American television anchor (Countdown to the Closing Bell), born in Beverly Hills, California
  • 1954-12-13 Tamora Pierce, American author of fantasy fiction (The Song of the Lioness), born in South Connellsville, Fayette County, Pennsylvania
  • 1954-12-14 James Horan, American actor (General Hospital, Transformers Prime), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1954-12-20 Michael Badalucco, American actor, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1954-12-20 Sandra Cisneros, American writer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955-01-02 Tex Brashear, American voice actor
  • 1955-01-09 Michiko Kakutani, American literary critic, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1955-01-09 J. K. Simmons, American actor (Whiplash), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1955-01-12 Rockne S. O'Bannon, American screenwriter, born in Los Angeles, California

Person of interestKevin Costner

1955-01-18 Kevin Costner, American actor (Fandango, Silverado, Bull Durham), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1955-01-20 Wyatt Knight, American actor (d. 2011)
  • 1955-01-21 Jeff Koons, American artist (balloon animals), born in York, Pennsylvania
  • 1955-01-22 Timothy R. Ferguson, American politician, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1955-01-22 John Wesley Shipp, American actor (Dawson's Creek, One Life to Live), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1955-01-27 John G Roberts, 17th Chief Justice of the United States, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 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, US bassist and record producer, born in Salem, Illinois
  • 1955-02-13 Joe Birkett, American lawyer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1955-02-14 James Eckhouse, American actor
  • 1955-02-14 Carol Kalish, American publishing executive (d. 1991)
  • 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

Person of interestSteve Jobs

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

Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • 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
  • 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 Kane Hodder, American actor and stuntman
  • 1955-04-08 Barbara Kingsolver, American novelist
  • 1955-04-08 David Wu, Taiwanese-born American politician
  • 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
  • 1955-04-29 Wendee Lee, American voice actress
  • 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 Richard Schiff, American actor (The West Wing), born in Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1955-05-27 Eric Bischoff, American professional wrestling promoter
  • 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 (Greatest American Hero), born in Ontario, California
  • 1955-06-07 William Forsythe, American actor (Raising Arizona, Once Upon a Time in America), born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
  • 1955-06-08 Griffin Dunne, actor (American Werewolf in London, Who's That Girl)
  • 1955-06-08 Greg Ginn, American guitarist (Black Flag)
  • 1955-06-23 Glenn Danzig, American musician (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 musician (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
  • 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, American voice actor, born in Granada Hills, Los Angeles
  • 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
  • 1955-08-09 Peter Schmuck, American sportswriter
  • 1955-08-12 Ann M. Martin, American author
  • 1955-08-17 Richard Hilton, American heir
  • 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 musician, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1955-09-17 Charles Martinet, American actor
  • 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

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