United States of America in History (Part 52)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 5101 - 5,200 of 9,753

  • 1956-02-07 Emo Philips, American comedian
  • 1956-02-07 Mark St. John [Norton], American rock guitarist (KISS, April- November, 1984), born in Hollywood, California (d. 2007)
  • 1956-02-08 Dave Meros, American progressive rock bassist (Spock's Beard), born in Salinas, California
  • 1956-02-11 H.R. [Paul D. Hudson], British-American singer (Bad Brains), born in London, England

Arsenio HallArsenio Hall (66 years old)

1956-02-12 Anerican comedian (Alan Thicke, Arsenio, Coming to America), born in Cleveland, Ohio

  • 1956-02-19 Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist (2003 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for work on ion channels), born in Burlington, Massachusetts
  • 1956-02-20 Charlie Adler, American voice actor (Tiny Toon Adventures) ,born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1956-02-24 Judith Butler, American philosopher, and gender theorist, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1956-02-28 Mike Tenay, American wrestling commentator
  • 1956-02-29 Aileen Wuornos, American serial killer whose life portrayed in film "Monsters", born in Troy, Michigan (d. 2002)
  • 1956-02-29 J. Randy Taraborrelli, American celebrity journalist
  • 1956-03-04 Kermit Driscoll, American jazz bassist (Bill Frissell), born in Kearney, Nebraska
  • 1956-03-05 Teena Marie, American singer

Bryan CranstonBryan Cranston (66 years old)

1956-03-07 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 (Pinky and The Brain), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1956-03-17 Patrick McDonnell, American cartoonist (Mutts), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • 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
  • 1956-04-18 Anna Kathryn Holbrook, American actress (Another World), born in Fairbanks, Alaska
  • 1956-04-21 Phillip Longman, American demographer
  • 1956-04-27 Bryan Harvey, American musician (House of Freaks), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • 1956-05-04 David Guterson, American author (Snow Falling on Cedars), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1956-05-15 Dan Patrick, American sportscaster

Bob SagetBob Saget (1956-2022)

1956-05-17 American comedian, actor (Full House), and TV host (America's Funniest Home Video), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 1956-05-20 Dean Butler, American actor
  • 1956-05-20 William Michaelian, American novelist and poet
  • 1956-05-25 David P. Sartor, American music composer, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1956-05-27 Cynthia McFadden, American television anchor
  • 1956-06-04 John Hockenberry, American journalist (HEAT with John Hockenberry), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1956-06-04 Keith David, American actor (Platoon, There's Something About Mary), born in NYC, New York
  • 1956-06-09 Patricia Cornwell, American author (Kay Scarpetta crime novels), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1956-06-11 Jamaaladeen Tacuma [Rudy McDaniel], American jazz bassist (Ornette Coleman), born in Hempstead, New York
  • 1956-06-14 Sam Irvin, American director and producer (Guilty as Charged), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1956-06-19 Doug Stone, American singer
  • 1956-06-27 Ted Haggard, American evangelical preacher (New Life Church, Colorado), born in Yorktown, Indiana
  • 1956-07-01 Alan Ruck, American actor (Spin City), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1956-07-03 Vincent Margera "Don Vito", American reality TV Viva La Bam castmember, born in Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-07-06 Casey Sander, American actor (Mike-The Big Bang Theory), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1956-07-10 Tom McClintock, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in White Plains, New York
  • 1956-07-16 Tony Kushner, American playwright and screenwriter (Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes), born in New York
  • 1956-07-17 Robert Romanus, American actor, born in West Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1956-07-21 Michael Connelly, American crime writer (Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch novels), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-07-26 Tommy Rich, American professional wrestler, born in Hendersonville, Tennessee
  • 1956-07-27 Carol Leifer, American actress and comedian, born in East Williston, New York
  • 1956-07-29 Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator
  • 1956-07-30 Soraida Martinez, American painter and creator of Verdadism, born in Manhattan, New York City
  • 1956-08-01 Tom Leykis, American radio personality (The Tom Leykis Show), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1956-08-02 Fulvio Melia, Italian-American physicist, astrophysicist and author, born in Gorizia, Italy
  • 1956-08-14 Rusty Wallace, American race car driver, born in Arnold, Missouri
  • 1956-08-17 Gail Berman, American film executive, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956-08-18 John Debney, American composer, born in Glendale, California
  • 1956-08-18 Jon "Bermuda" Schwartz, American drummer, songwriter (Weird Al Yankovic), and web designer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1956-08-23 Skipp Sudduth, American actor (Third Watch), born in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • 1956-08-24 John Culberson, American attorney and politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1956-08-29 (Jesus Christ) "G.G." Allin, American punk rock singer, born in Lancaster, New Hampshire (d. 1993)
  • 1956-09-04 Blackie Lawless [Steven Duren], American heavy metal singer and guitarist (W.A.S.P.), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1956-09-06 Bill Ritter, American politician (41st Governor of Colorado), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1956-09-07 Diane Warren, American songwriter ("Music of My Heart"; "If I Could Turn Back Time"), born in Van Nuys, California
  • 1956-09-10 Johnny Hickman, American rock guitarist (Cracker), born in Redlands, California
  • 1956-09-11 Tony Gilroy, American screenwriter and director (Bourne), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1956-09-12 Ricky Rudd, American auto racer (NASCAR Winston Cup Series Rookie of the Year 1977; IROC Champion 1992; Brickyard 400 1997, born in Norfolk County, Virginia
  • 1956-09-12 Sam Brownback, American attorney and politician (46th Governor of Kansas), born in Garnett, Kansas
  • 1956-09-15 Tawny Little (née Godin), American beauy queen (Miss American, 1976), news anchor, and actress, born in Portland, Maine
  • 1956-09-17 Brian Andreas, American writer, sculptor, painter and publisher
  • 1956-09-18 Chris Hedges, American journalist and author (War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning), born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont
  • 1956-09-21 Marta Kauffman, American television producer (Friends; Grace and Frankie), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1956-09-23 Peter David, American writer
  • 1956-09-25 Jamie Hyneman, American visual effects technician (MythBusters), born in Marshall, Michigan
  • 1956-09-26 Steve Butler, American auto racer (USAC Silver Crown Champion 1988, 92; USAC Sprint Car Champion 1986, 87, 88, 90), born in Amarillo, Texas
  • 1956-10-06 Kathleen Webb, American comic book writer and artist
  • 1956-10-10 Mark Gordon, American film producer (Saving Private Ryan), born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1956-10-13 Chris Carter, American television producer (The X-Files), born in Bellflower, California
  • 1956-10-18 Craig Bartlett, American animator (Hey Arnold!, Dinosaur Train, Ready Jet Go!), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1956-10-18 Jim Talent, American politician (Rep-R-Missouri), born in Des Peres, Missouri
  • 1956-10-19 Bruce Weber, American Basketball Coach, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1956-10-24 Dale Maharidge, American author (And Their Children After Them), born in Ohio
  • 1956-10-26 Rita Wilson, American actress, singer, and film producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956-10-28 Dave Wyndorf, American rock singer (Monster Magnet), born in Red Bank, New Jersey
  • 1956-11-03 Gary Ross, American film director
  • 1956-11-03 Kevin Murphy, American actor and puppeteer
  • 1956-11-04 Jordan Rudess, American progressive rock keyboardist (Dream Theater), born in New York
  • 1956-11-07 Judy Tenuta, American stand-up comedienne and accordion player, born in Oak Park, Illinois (d. 2022)
  • 1956-11-13 Ginger Alden, American actress, born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1956-11-15 Brian Douglas Wells, American criminal (d. 2003)
  • 1956-11-16 Terry Labonte, American NASCAR driver
  • 1956-11-19 Ann Curry, American journalist (NBC), born in Agaña, Guam
  • 1956-11-22 Richard Kind, American actor
  • 1956-11-26 Dale Jarrett, American race car driver (Daytona 500 champion 1993, 96, 2000), born in Conover, North Carolina
  • 1956-11-27 William Fichtner, American actor (Prison Break), born at Mitchel Air Force Base, New York
  • 1956-11-29 Hinton Battle, American Tony Award-winning singer, dancer, and actor (The Wiz), born in Neubrücke, Hoppstädten, West Germany
  • 1956-11-29 Leo Laporte, American television personality (The Tech Guy), born in New York City
  • 1956-12-01 Julee Cruise, American singer (Falling) and stage actress, born in Creston, Iowa (d. 2022)
  • 1956-12-05 Brian Backer, American actor (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1956-12-17 Peter Farrelly, American film director
  • 1956-12-18 Ron White, American comedian, born in Fritch, Texas
  • 1956-12-26 David Sedaris, American essayist, born in Binghamton, New York

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Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths