United States of America in History (Part 56)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 5501 - 5,600 of 9,830

  • 1959-09-01 Kenny Mayne, American sports journalist, broadcaster (ESPN), born in Kent, Washington
  • 1959-09-03 Merritt Butrick, American actor (Square Pegs), born in Gainesville, Florida (d. 1989)
  • 1959-09-18 Mark Romanek, American filmmaker (One Hour Photo), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 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 (US Representative for New York, 2005-present), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1959-10-07 Dylan Baker, American character actor, born in Syracuse, New York

Person of interestSimon Cowell

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

Recording Executive Simon Cowell
Recording Executive
Simon Cowell
  • 1959-10-08 Nick Bakay, American actor and voice actor (Sabrina the Teenage Witch-Salem Saberhagen), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1959-10-10 Bradley Whitford, American actor and political activist (The West Wing), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1959-10-12 Anna Escobedo Cabral, 42nd Treasurer of the United States, born in San Bernardino, California
  • 1959-10-15 Emeril Lagasse, American chef (Emeril Live), born in Fall River, Massachusetts
  • 1959-10-15 Todd Solondz, American film director (Welcome to the Dollhouse), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1959-10-17 Ron Drummond, American writer
  • 1959-10-17 Richard Roeper, American columnist and film critic, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959-10-18 John Nord, former American pro wrestler
  • 1959-10-21 Tony Ganios, American Actor
  • 1959-10-22 Marc Shaiman, American film and Broadway composer (When Harry Met Sally; Hairspray), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 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 (Ranger College), born in Abilene, Texas
  • 1959-11-09 Nick Hamilton, American wrestling referee, born in Lakeland, Florida
  • 1959-11-10 Linda Cohn, American sportscaster (ESPN's SportsCenter), born in Long Island, New York
  • 1959-11-11 Lee Haney, American bodybuilder (8x Mr. Olympia), born in Fairburn, Georgia
  • 1959-11-19 Allison Janney, American actress (The West Wing, I Tonya), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1959-11-20 James P. McGovern, American politician (Rep-D-Mass 1997-), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 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, born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1959-12-11 Lisa Gastineau, American reality show star, born in Rockland County, New York
  • 1959-12-13 Boris Zhukov [Jim Harrell], American professional wrestler, born in Roanoke, Virginia
  • 1959-12-14 Bob Paris, Canadian-American bodybuilder and gay rights advocate, born in Columbus, Indiana
  • 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, born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • 1960-01-04 April Winchell, American actress
  • 1960-01-07 Loretta Sanchez, American politician, born in Lynwood, California
  • 1960-01-15 Kelly Asbury, American director & actor, born in Beaumont, Texas
  • 1960-01-15 Aaron Jay Kernis, American composer, born in Bensalem Township, Pennsylvania
  • 1960-01-26 Charlie Gillingham, American rock Hammond B-3 organ, accordion, piano, and keyboard player (Counting Crows - "Accidentally In Love"), born in Torrance, California
  • 1960-01-28 Robert von Dassanowsky, American cultural historian, writer, and producer
  • 1960-01-29 Gia Carangi, American model (d. 1986)
  • 1960-02-03 Kerry Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1993)
  • 1960-02-03 Marty Jannetty, American Wrestler
  • 1960-02-04 Jenette Goldstein, American actress
  • 1960-02-04 Jonathan Larson, American composer (Rent), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1960-02-13 Matt Salinger, American actor (Captain America, Deadly Deception), born in Windsor, Vermont
  • 1960-02-20 Joel Hodgson, American comedian (Mystery Science Theater 3000), born in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • 1960-02-21 Steve Wynn, American singer-songwriter (The Dream Syndicate), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1960-02-27 Johnny Roy Van Zant, American rock vocalist (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1960-02-29 Tony Robbins, American motivational speaker
  • 1960-03-04 Mykelti Williamson, American actor
  • 1960-03-12 (Christopher) "Kipp" Lennon, American rock singer-songwriter (Venice), born in Venice, California
  • 1960-03-13 Joe Ranft, American screenwriter and animator (Toy Story, Cars), born in Pasadena, California (d. 2005)
  • 1960-03-15 Chris Sanders, American animator and director
  • 1960-03-15 Marco Pennette, American television producer
  • 1960-03-17 Arye Gross, American actor
  • 1960-03-21 Robert Sweet, American drummer
  • 1960-03-24 Barry Horowitz, American professional wrestler
  • 1960-04-08 John Schneider, American actor (Dukes of Hazzard), born in Mt Kisco, New York
  • 1960-04-10 Katrina Leskanich, American musician and singer (Katrina and the Waves - "Walking On Sunshine"), born in Topeka, Kansas
  • 1960-04-22 Randall L. Stephenson, American business executive
  • 1960-04-28 Joel H. Rosenthal American political scientist
  • 1960-04-29 Caveh Zahedi, American filmmaker, born in Washington D.C.
  • 1960-04-30 Kerry Healey, American politician
  • 1960-04-30 David Miscavige, American cult leader
  • 1960-05-03 Amy Steel, American actress (April Fool's Day), born in Pennsylvania
  • 1960-05-06 John Flansburgh, American alt-rock singer-songwriter, and guitarist (They Might Be Giants - "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)"; "Birdhouse Of Your Soul"), born in Lincoln, Massachusetts
  • 1960-05-06 Phyllis Treigle, American operatic soprano, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1960-05-07 Adam Bernstein, American music video and television director, born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • 1960-05-14 Steve Williams, American professional wrestler, known as "Dr. Death", and USFL football player, born in Lakewood, Colorado (d. 2009)
  • 1960-05-15 Rob Bowman, American film director
  • 1960-05-17 Lou DiBella, American boxing promoter
  • 1960-05-20 John Billingsley, American actor
  • 1960-05-25 Amy Klobuchar, American politician (D), senator for Minnesota (2007-), born in Plymouth, Minnesota
  • 1960-06-02 Kyle Petty, American racing car driver
  • 1960-06-05 Leslie Hendrix, American actress (Law & Order), born in San Francisco, California
  • 1960-06-07 Bill Prady, American television producer
  • 1960-06-17 Thomas Haden Church, American actor (Sideways), born in Yolo, California
  • 1960-06-23 Donald Harrison, American jazz saxophonist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1960-06-26 Zachary Breaux, American jazz guitarist, born in Port Arthur, Texas (d. 1997)
  • 1960-07-02 Terry Rossio, American screenwriter
  • 1960-07-04 Sid Eudy, American professional wrestler, born in West Memphis, Arkansas
  • 1960-07-05 James M. Kelly, American politician (Maryland), born in Baltimore County, Maryland
  • 1960-07-07 Kevin A. Ford, American astronaut, born in Portland, Indiana
  • 1960-07-09 Marc Mero, American professional wrestler, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1960-07-11 David Baerwald, American singer/songwriter (David + David - Boomtown), born in Oxford, Ohio
  • 1960-07-17 Dawn Upshaw, American soprano (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1960-07-22 Jon Oliva, American musician (Savatage; Trans-Siberian Orchestra), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1960-07-23 Al Perez, American professional wrestler, born in Tampa, Florida

Person of interestRichard Linklater

1960-07-30 Richard Linklater, American filmmaker (Before Sunrise, Boyhood), born in Houston, Texas

  • 1960-08-02 Neal Morse, American musician (Spock's Beard, Transatlantic), born in Van Nuys, Los Angeles
  • 1960-08-02 David Yow, American musician (Scratch Acid, The Jesus Lizard), born in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 1960-08-04 Dean Malenko, American professional wrestler
  • 1960-08-05 Seth Swirsky, American pop songwriter, born in Connecticut
  • 1960-08-23 Rodney Alan Greenblat, American graphic artist, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1960-08-25 Ashley Crow, American actress (Heroes-Sandra Bennet), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1960-08-31 Chris Whitley, American blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2005)

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