United States of America in History (Part 52)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 5101 - 5,200 of 10,101

  • 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, 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
  • 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 baritone
  • 1955-06-29 Terence M. O'Sullivan, American activist
  • 1955-07-14 L. Brent Bozell, American author and activist
  • 1955-07-17 Paul Stamets, American mycologist and environmentalist
  • 1955-07-21 Howie Epstein, American musician (d. 2003)
  • 1955-07-27 Cat Bauer, American novelist
  • 1955-07-29 Dave Stevens, American illustrator
  • 1955-08-02 Caleb Carr, American novelist and military historian
  • 1955-08-02 Tim Dunigan, American Actor
  • 1955-08-03 Corey Burton, American voice actor
  • 1955-08-04 Alberto Gonzales, American U.S. Attorney General
  • 1955-08-07 Wayne Knight, American actor
  • 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
  • 1955-09-13 Joe Morris, American musician
  • 1955-09-17 Charles Martinet, American actor
  • 1955-09-18 Bob Papenbrook, American voice actor (d. 2006)
  • 1955-09-19 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician (d. 2006)
  • 1955-10-07 Ralph Johnson, American computer scientist
  • 1955-10-08 Lonnie Pitchford, American blues musician
  • 1955-10-18 David Twohy, American movie director and screenwriter
  • 1955-10-20 Thomas Newman, American composer
  • 1955-10-20 Aaron Pryor, American welterweight boxing champion, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1955-10-21 Rich Mullins, American musician (d. 1997)
  • 1955-10-25 Robin Eubanks, American jazz trombonist
  • 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 musical theatre actress
  • 1955-11-02 Chris Burnett, American musician and composer, born in Olathe, Kansas
  • 1955-11-05 Nestor Serrano, American actor
  • 1955-11-10 James Chapman, American novelist
  • 1955-11-15 Henry Corra, American documentarian
  • 1955-11-18 Carter Burwell, American composer
  • 1955-11-19 Sam Hamm, American screenwriter
  • 1955-11-23 Mary Landrieu, American politician, senior senator of Louisiana
  • 1955-11-24 Elvis Ramone, American drummer (The Ramones)
  • 1955-11-28 Jeffrey Byron, American actor
  • 1955-11-30 Richard Burr, American politician
  • 1955-12-01 Mark Thompson, American disc jockey and actor
  • 1955-12-03 Warren Jeffs, American convicted polygamist
  • 1955-12-10 Jacquelyn Mitchard, American novelist
  • 1955-12-16 Xander Berkeley, American actor
  • 1955-12-21 Jane Kaczmarek, American actress
  • 1955-12-24 Grand L. Bush, American actor
  • 1955-12-26 Evan Bayh, American politician
  • 1955-12-27 Barbara Olson, American political commentator (d. 2001)
  • 1956-01-01 Mark R. Hughes, American entrepreneur (d. 2000)
  • 1956-01-02 Lynda Barry, American cartoonist
  • 1956-01-03 Willy T. Ribbs, American race car driver, San Jose California
  • 1956-01-04 Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer
  • 1956-01-09 Mike Walczewski, American Public Address Announcer at Madison Square Garden
  • 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
  • 1956-01-19 Carman Licciardello, American Christian singer
  • 1956-01-22 Steve Riley, American drummer
  • 1956-02-01 Exene Cervenka, American musician
  • 1956-02-03 Lee Ranaldo, American musician (Sonic Youth)
  • 1956-02-05 Betty Ong, flight attendant that died on September 11, 2001, on American Airlines Flight 11
  • 1956-02-07 Emo Philips, American comedian
  • 1956-02-07 Mark St. John, American musician (Kiss) (d. 2007)
  • 1956-02-08 Dave Meros, American bassist (Spock's Beard)
  • 1956-02-11 H.R. [Paul D. Hudson], British-American singer (Bad Brains), born in London, England
  • 1956-02-19 Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • 1956-02-20 Charlie Adler, American voice actor
  • 1956-02-24 Judith Butler, American philosopher
  • 1956-02-28 Mike Tenay, American wrestling commentator
  • 1956-02-29 Aileen Wuornos, American serial killer (d. 2002)
  • 1956-02-29 J. Randy Taraborrelli, American celebrity journalist
  • 1956-03-04 Kermit Driscoll, American jazz bassist
  • 1956-03-05 Teena Marie, American singer

Person of interestBryan Cranston

1956-03-07 Bryan Cranston, American actor (Breaking Bad, Malcolm in the Middle), born in Canoga Park, California

  • 1956-03-10 Mitchell Lichtenstein, American actor; son of Roy Lichtenstein
  • 1956-03-11 D. J. MacHale, American author and television writer
  • 1956-03-11 Rob Paulsen, American voice actor
  • 1956-03-17 Patrick McDonnell, American cartoonist
  • 1956-03-23 Laura Thorne, chef (named one of 10 best American chefs)
  • 1956-04-04 David E. Kelley, American writer and TV producer (Picket Fences, Chicago Hope), born in Waterville, Maine
  • 1956-04-05 Diamond Dallas Page, American professional wrestler, born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey
  • 1956-04-07 Christopher Darden, American O.J. Simpson prosecutor

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths