United States of America in History (Part 56)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 5501 - 5,600 of 10,100

  • 1958-12-11 Nikki Sixx [Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna, Jr.], American musician (Mötley Crüe), born in San Jose, California
  • 1958-12-20 Steve Sailer, American political commentator
  • 1958-12-22 David Heavener, US actor and musician, born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1958-12-23 Victoria Williams, American singer
  • 1959-01-09 Mark Martin, American race car driver
  • 1959-01-13 James Lomenzo, American musician (Megadeth)
  • 1959-01-16 Juanita Bynum, American televangelist
  • 1959-01-24 David Mills, American author
  • 1959-01-27 Keith Olbermann, American news presenter
  • 1959-01-28 Frank Darabont, American filmmaker
  • 1959-01-31 Kelly Moore, American stock car driver
  • 1959-02-05 Jennifer Granholm American Politician
  • 1959-02-14 Renée Fleming, American soprano

Person of interestJohn McEnroe

1959-02-16 John McEnroe, American tennis player (US Open 1979-81, 84 / Wimbledon 1981, 83, 84), born in Wiesbaden, Germany

Tennis Player John McEnroe
Tennis Player
John McEnroe

Person of interestFlavor Flav

1959-03-16 Flavor Flav [William Drayton Jr], American rapper and reality TV star, born in Roosevelt, New York

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
  • 1959-03-17 Paul Black, American rock singer
  • 1959-03-17 Christian Clemenson, American actor
  • 1959-03-20 Sting [Steve Borden], American professional wrestler, born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1959-03-22 Carlton Cuse, Mexican-born American TV writer and executive
  • 1959-03-23 Catherine Keener, American actress (Captain Philips, Get Out), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1959-03-26 Chris Hansen, American reporter and correspondent
  • 1959-03-29 Perry Farrell, American musician, (Jane's Addiction, Porno For Pyros), born in Queens, New York
  • 1959-04-15 Thomas F. Wilson, American actor
  • 1959-04-16 Scott McKinsey, American television director
  • 1959-04-21 Jerry Only [Gerald Caiafa Jr], American musician (Misfits), born in Lodi, New Jersey
  • 1959-04-21 Tim Jacobus, American artist (Goosebumps)
  • 1959-04-26 John Corabi, American Musician
  • 1959-04-30 W. Thomas Smith, Jr, American author and columnist
  • 1959-05-04 Scott Armstrong, American professional wrestling referee, born in Marietta, Georgia
  • 1959-05-05 Brian Phelps, American disk jockey and actor
  • 1959-05-12 Ving Rhames, American actor
  • 1959-05-17 Jim Nantz, American broadcaster
  • 1959-05-20 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Native Hawaiian musician, entertainer and Hawaiian sovereignty advocate (Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World), born in Honolulu, Hawaii (d. 1997)
  • 1959-05-21 Nick Cassavetes, American actor and director (The Notebook), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959-06-06 Jimmy Jam, American record producer
  • 1959-06-06 Colin Quinn, American comedian
  • 1959-06-06 David Schultz, American wrestler (d. 1996)
  • 1959-06-10 Eliot Spitzer, American politician (Governor of New York 2007-8), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1959-06-12 John Linnell, American musician (They Might Be Giants), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959-06-22 Wayne Federman, American comedian
  • 1959-06-25 Paris Themmen, American actor (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - Mike Teevee), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1959-06-27 Dan Jurgens, American comic book writer (The Death of Superman), born in Ortonville, Minnesota
  • 1959-06-30 Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor
  • 1959-07-07 Billy Campbell [William Oliver], Charlottesville, Virginia, American actor (Once and Again, Dracula)
  • 1959-07-07 Ben Linder, American engineer (d. 1987)
  • 1959-07-08 Robert Knepper, American actor
  • 1959-07-09 Kevin Nash, American professional wrestler, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1959-07-15 Shep Pettibone, American record producer
  • 1959-07-16 Doug Herzog, American television executive (Viacom Music and Entertainment Group), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1959-07-23 Nancy Savoca, American filmmaker
  • 1959-07-26 Rick Bragg, American journalist and writer, born in Piedmont, Alabama
  • 1959-07-31 Stanley Jordan, American jazz guitarist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959-08-14 Marcia Gay Harden, American actress
  • 1959-08-17 David Koresh, American cult leader (d. 1993)
  • 1959-08-17 Jonathan Franzen, American author
  • 1959-08-18 Tom Prichard, American wrestler
  • 1959-08-19 Susan Cummings, Monegasque-born American heiress and convicted murderer
  • 1959-09-01 Kenny Mayne, American sports journalist
  • 1959-09-03 Merritt Butrick, American actor (d. 1989)
  • 1959-09-10 Peter Nelson, American actor
  • 1959-09-18 Mark Romanek, American filmmaker
  • 1959-09-22 Pope Michael, American anti-pope
  • 1959-09-24 Steve Whitmire, American voice actor and puppeteer (Kermit the Frog 1990-2016), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1959-09-28 Steve Hytner, American actor
  • 1959-10-03 Greg Proops, American actor and comedian
  • 1959-10-06 Brian Higgins, American politician, Member of US House of Representatives
  • 1959-10-07 Dylan Baker, American character actor

Person of interestSimon Cowell

1959-10-07 Simon Cowell, English recording executive and television producer (X-Factor, American Idol), born in London

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
  • 1959-10-08 Nick Bakay, American actor
  • 1959-10-10 Bradley Whitford, American actor
  • 1959-10-12 Anna Escobedo Cabral, 42nd Treasurer of the United States
  • 1959-10-15 Emeril Lagasse, American chef (Emeril Live), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • 1959-10-15 Todd Solondz, American film director
  • 1959-10-17 Ron Drummond, American writer
  • 1959-10-17 Richard Roeper, American film critic
  • 1959-10-18 John Nord, former American pro wrestler
  • 1959-10-21 Tony Ganios, American Actor
  • 1959-10-22 Marc Shaiman, American composer
  • 1959-10-31 Neal Stephenson, American author, born in Fort Meade, Maryland
  • 1959-11-03 Hal Hartley, American film director and writer
  • 1959-11-07 Billy Gillispie, American basketball coach
  • 1959-11-09 Nick Hamilton, American wrestling referee
  • 1959-11-10 Linda Cohn, American sports reporter
  • 1959-11-11 Lee Haney, American bodybuilder
  • 1959-11-19 Allison Janney, American actress (The West Wing, I Tonya), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1959-11-20 James P. McGovern, American politician
  • 1959-11-23 Dominique Dunne, American actress (d. 1982)
  • 1959-12-01 Rick Leventhal, American broadcast journalist
  • 1959-12-04 Susan W Krebs, American politician
  • 1959-12-11 Lisa Gastineau, American reality show star
  • 1959-12-13 Jim Barrell, American professional wrestler
  • 1959-12-27 Gerina Dunwich, American author
  • 1959-12-28 Phil Abrams, American actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1959-12-31 Phill Kline, American politician

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