United States of America in History (Part 53)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 5201 - 5,300 of 9,753

  • 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 Ann Nocenti, American comic book writer
  • 1957-01-17 Steve Harvey, American actor, comedian and radio personality, born in Welch, West Virginia
  • 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 trombonist, arranger, and composer, mostly for film (The Matrix), and television (Beauty & The Beast), born in Anaheim, California
  • 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 rock session and touring keyboardist and producer, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1957-03-04 Jim Dwyer, American journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, born in NYC, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1957-03-04 Mykelti Williamson, American actor (Justified; Forrest Gump; The New WKRP in Cincinnati), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 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 film score composer (Speed; Bad Boys; Moana), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1957-03-10 Matt Knudsen, American actor, born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 1957-03-11 Cheryl Lynn, American singer
  • 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)
  • 1957-03-13 John Hoeven, American politician (Senator-R-North Dakota 2011-, Governor of North Dakota 2000-10), 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

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1957-03-20 American film director (Mo Better Blues, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X), born in Atlanta, Georgia

  • 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 - "Trouble Me"; "These Are Days"), 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 rock guitarist Great White), born in Loma Linda, California
  • 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 Big Van Vader [Leon White], 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, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • 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 folk singer-songwriter ("I'm Keeping This Life of Mine"), and session musician, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1957-05-28 Ben Howland, American college basketball coach, born in Lebanon, Oregon
  • 1957-05-29 Jeb Hensarling, American politician (Rep-R-Texas 2013-19), born in Stephenville, Texas
  • 1957-06-02 King Lizzard, American entertainer and songwriter
  • 1957-06-17 Jon Gries, American actor (Napoleon Dynamite), born in Glendale, California
  • 1957-06-17 Martin Dillon, American operatic tenor and teacher, born in Portsmouth, Ohio (d. 2005)
  • 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 [Judith Borden], American operatic soprano (Turandot), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1957-08-02 Mojo Nixon [Neill McMillan, Jr.], American musician ("Elvis Is Everywhere") and actor, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • 1957-08-04 Brooks D. Simpson, American historian
  • 1957-08-06 Jim McGreevey, American politician
  • 1957-08-08 Nancy Glass, TV broadcaster (American Journal)
  • 1957-08-16 Laura Innes, American actress and director (ER, The Event), born in Pontiac, Michigan
  • 1957-08-24 Jeffrey Daniel, American dancer and singer (Shalamar), born in Los Angeles, California [some sources give year as 1955]
  • 1957-08-29 Jerry D. Bailey, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey/broadcaster (Kentucky Derby 1993, 1996), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1957-09-02 Tony Alva, American skateboarder
  • 1957-09-03 Garth Ancier, American television executive
  • 1957-09-04 Khandi Alexander, American actress, born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1957-09-04 Patricia Tallman, American actress, born in Pontiac, Illinois
  • 1957-09-13 John G. Trueschler, American politician (member of the Maryland House of Delegates), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1957-09-20 Rich DiSilvio, American new media developer & artist
  • 1957-09-23 Rosalind Chao, American actress
  • 1957-09-24 Brad Bird, American director (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles), born in Kalispell, Montana
  • 1957-10-04 Bill Fagerbakke, American actor (Coach - "Dauber"; SpongeBob - "Patrick Star"), born in Fontana, California
  • 1957-10-04 Kyra Schon, American actress (Night Of The Living Dead), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1957-10-05 Bernie Mac, American comedian (d. 2008)
  • 1957-10-05 Mark Geragos, American attorney
  • 1957-10-08 Joe Castiglione, American college athletic director, born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • 1957-10-09 Don Garber, American sports executive (Commissioner USMLS 1999- ), born in NYC, New York
  • 1957-10-11 Paul Sereno, American paleontologist (discovered several new dinosaur species), born in Aurora, Illinois
  • 1957-10-15 Stacy Peralta, American film director (Dogtown and Z-Boys), born in Venice, California
  • 1957-10-17 Lawrence Bender, American film producer (Reservoir Dogs; Death Proof; Django Unchained; An Inconvenient Truth), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1957-10-19 Doug Kirby, American travel guide writer (Roadside America), born in Holmdel, New Jersey
  • 1957-10-19 Ray Richmond, American columnist and media critic (Hollywood Reporter; Deadline Hollywood), born in Whittier, California
  • 1957-10-24 John Kassir, American actor and comedian, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1957-10-24 Ron Gardenhire, German-American baseball manager, born in Butzbach, Hessen, West Germany
  • 1957-10-27 Jeff East, American actor (Huckleberry Finn, Superman), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1957-10-29 Dan Castellaneta, American comedian, and Emmy Award-winning voice actor (The Simpsons -"Homer"), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1957-10-31 Brian Stokes Mitchell, American Broadway singer and actor, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1957-10-31 Robert Pollard, American rock singer-songwriter (Guided by Voices), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1957-11-02 Carter Beauford, American drummer (Dave Matthews Band), born in Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1957-11-14 Michael J. Fitzgerald, American technical writer and novelist (Song of Falling Leaves), born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2021)
  • 1957-11-15 Ray McKinnon, American film actor/director
  • 1957-11-27 Kevin O'Connell, American sound re-recording mixer (Hacksaw Ridge), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1957-11-29 Charles Grant, American actor (Evan Frame-Another World, Bold & Beautiful), born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • 1957-11-30 Andrew Calhoun, American musician
  • 1957-12-04 Eric S. Raymond, American open source advocate, born in Boston, Massachusetts

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Famous Deaths