United States of America in History (Part 53)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 5201 - 5,300 of 9,880

  • 1956-09-11 Tony Gilroy, American screenwriter and director (Bourne), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1956-09-12 Sam Brownback, American attorney and politician (46th Governor of Kansas), born in Garnett, Kansas
  • 1956-09-12 Ricky Rudd, American race car driver, born in Norfolk County, Virginia
  • 1956-09-15 Tawny Elaine Godin Schneider, Maine, Miss America (76)/(Eye on Hollywood)
  • 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
  • 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 racing driver, 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
  • 1956-10-18 Jim Talent, Des Peres, Missouri, American politician (Rep-R-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 and singer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1956-10-28 Dave Wyndorf, American singer (Monster Magnet)
  • 1956-11-03 Kevin Murphy, American actor and puppeteer
  • 1956-11-03 Gary Ross, American film director
  • 1956-11-04 Jordan Rudess, American musician (Dream Theater), born in New York
  • 1956-11-07 Judy Tenuta, American comedian, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1956-11-29 Hinton Battle, American dancer
  • 1956-11-29 Leo Laporte, American television personality
  • 1956-12-01 Julee Cruise, American singer and actress
  • 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
  • 1956-12-26 David Sedaris, American essayist, born in Binghamton, New York
  • 1956-12-31 Steve Rude, American comics artist, born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1957-01-07 Nicholson Baker, American novelist, born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-01-12 John Lasseter, American animation director (Pixar), born in Hollywood, California
  • 1957-01-13 Lorrie Moore, American writer
  • 1957-01-17 Steve Harvey, American actor, comedian and radio personality, born in Welch, West Virginia
  • 1957-01-17 Ann Nocenti, American comic book writer
  • 1957-01-23 Lou Schuler, American fitness journalist, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1957-01-25 Andrew P. Harris, American politician & physician, born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-02-04 Don Davis, American composer
  • 1957-02-04 Evan Wolfson, American attorney and activist
  • 1957-02-13 Denise Austin, US fitness instructor & author, born in San Pedro, California
  • 1957-02-15 Jimmy Spencer, American race car driver
  • 1957-02-15 Steve Farhood, American boxing historian and analyst
  • 1957-02-26 David Muldrow Beasley, American politician, born in Darlington, South Carolina
  • 1957-02-28 Paul Delph, American musician and producer (d. 1996)
  • 1957-03-04 Jim Dwyer, American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-03-04 Rick Mast, American NASCAR driver
  • 1957-03-06 Edward "Eddie" Deezen, American actor (Grease, I Wanna Hold Your Hand), born in Cumberland, Maryland
  • 1957-03-09 Mark Mancina, American composer (Speed, Bad Boys, Moana), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1957-03-10 Matt Knudsen, American actor
  • 1957-03-11 The Lady Chablis [Benjamin Knox], American transgender entertainer (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), born in Quincy, Florida (d. 2016)
  • 1957-03-11 Cheryl Lynn, American singer
  • 1957-03-13 John Hoeven, American politician, governor of North Dakota, born in Bismarck, North Dakota
  • 1957-03-14 Tad Williams, American fantasy and science fiction author, born in San Jose, California
  • 1957-03-15 David Silverman, American animator (The Simpsons), born in Long Island, New York

Person of interestSpike Lee

1957-03-20 Spike Lee [Shelton Jackson Lee], American film director (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X), born in Atlanta, Georgia

Director Spike Lee
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  • 1957-03-20 Vanessa Bell Calloway, American actress
  • 1957-03-25 Jim Uhls, American screenwriter
  • 1957-04-04 Kelso, American racehorse, born in Claiborne Farm near Paris, Kentucky (d. 1983)
  • 1957-04-10 John M. Ford, American sci-fi author and poet, born in East Chicago, Indiana (d. 2006)
  • 1957-04-10 Steve Gustafson, American bass guitarist (10,000 Maniacs), born in Seville, Spain
  • 1957-04-13 Amy Goodman, American activist and host of Democracy Now, born in Bay Shore, New York
  • 1957-04-14 Richard Jeni, American comedian (d. 2007)
  • 1957-04-21 Edward Leslie, American professional wrestler
  • 1957-04-29 Mark Kendall, American guitarist
  • 1957-04-29 Timothy Treadwell, American bear enthusiast (d. 2003)
  • 1957-04-30 Aviva Chomsky, American historian, daughter of Noam Chomsky
  • 1957-05-07 Hercules [Raymond Fernandez], American professional wrestler, born in Tampa, Florida (d. 2004)
  • 1957-05-13 Alan Ball, American screenwriter, director, and producer
  • 1957-05-14 Leon White [Big Van Vader], American professional wrestler (WWF, AJPW), born in Lynwood, California (d. 2018)
  • 1957-05-15 Kevin Von Erich, American professional wrestler
  • 1957-05-21 Bruce Buffer, American Mixed Martial Arts Announcer
  • 1957-05-22 Lisa Murkowski, American politician (U.S. Senator from Alaska), born in Ketchikan, Territory of Alaska
  • 1957-05-23 Mark Arnold, American actor
  • 1957-05-25 Edward Lee, American writer (Mr. Torso), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1957-05-26 Kristina Olsen, American musician
  • 1957-05-28 Ben Howland, American college basketball coach, born in Lebanon, Oregon
  • 1957-05-29 Jeb Hensarling, American politician
  • 1957-06-02 King Lizzard, American entertainer and songwriter
  • 1957-06-17 Martin Dillon, American operatic tenor and teacher, born in Portsmouth, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • 1957-06-17 Jon Gries, American actor (Napoleon Dynamite), born in Glendale, California
  • 1957-06-20 Koko B. Ware, American pro wrestler (WWF), born in Union City, Tennessee
  • 1957-06-28 Mike Skinner, American racecar driver, born in Susanville, California
  • 1957-06-30 Sterling Marlin, American race car driver (NASCAR), born in Columbia, Tennessee
  • 1957-07-07 Jonathan Dayton, American film director, born in Alameda County, California
  • 1957-07-09 Tim Kring, American writer and producer, born in El Dorado County, California
  • 1957-07-10 Cindy Sheehan, American anti-war and political activist, born in Inglewood, California
  • 1957-07-26 Hart Hanson, American television writer and producer, born in Burlingame, California
  • 1957-07-27 Matt Osborne, American professional wrestler, born in Charlotte, North Carolina (d. 2013)
  • 1957-07-29 Alessandra Marc, American operatic soprano
  • 1957-08-02 Mojo Nixon, American musician and actor, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1957-08-04 Brooks D. Simpson, American historian
  • 1957-08-05 Clayton Rohner, American actor

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