United States of America in History (Part 58)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 5701 - 5,800 of 9,878

  • 1961-04-11 Vincent Gallo, American actor, director, writer (Buffalo '66, The Brown Bunny), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1961-04-17 Frank J. Christensen, American labor leader, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961-04-18 Steve Lombardi, American professional wrestler (The Brooklyn Brawler), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961-04-23 Terry Gordy, American professional wrestler, born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 2001)
  • 1961-04-23 George Lopez, Mexican-American actor and comedian, born in Mission Hills, Los Angeles
  • 1961-04-25 Dinesh D'Souza, Indian-American author (2016: Obama's America), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1961-05-03 Joe Murray, American cartoonist (Rocko's Modern Life), born in San Jose, California
  • 1961-05-03 David Vitter, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana (1999-2005), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1961-05-12 Lar Park Lincoln, American actress
  • 1961-05-15 Melle Mel [Melvin Glover], American rapper (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1961-05-16 Charles Wright, American professional wrestler known as "The Godfather"
  • 1961-05-19 Gregory Poirier, American screenwriter and director
  • 1961-06-02 Dez Cadena, American punk musician (Black Flag), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1961-06-03 Lawrence Lessig, American lawyer and author
  • 1961-06-05 Mary Kay Bergman, American voice actress (d. 1999)
  • 1961-06-07 Dave Catching, American musician
  • 1961-06-09 Aaron Sorkin, American screenwriter and playwright (A Few Good Men, The West Wing), born in New York City
  • 1961-06-10 Kim Deal, American musician (Pixies), (The Breeders)
  • 1961-06-10 Kelley Deal, American musician (The Breeders)
  • 1961-06-12 Jim Goad, American author and publisher (ANSWER Me!), born in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
  • 1961-06-29 Kimberlin Brown, American actress (Sheila Carter-The Young and The Restless), born in Hayward, California
  • 1961-06-29 Greg Hetson, American punk-rock guitarist (Circle Jerks), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961-07-08 Toby Keith, American country singer and actor (Boomtown, Blue Moon), born in Clinton, Oklahoma
  • 1961-07-22 Keith Sweat, American new jack swing singer, born in Harlem, New York
  • 1961-07-25 Bobbie Eakes, American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), born in Warner Robins, Georgia
  • 1961-08-02 Cold 187um [Gregory Fernan Hutchison], American rapper (Above the Law), born in Pomona, California
  • 1961-08-03 Molly Hagan, American actress (Code of Silence), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Person of interestBarack Obama

1961-08-04 Barack Obama, 44th United States President (Democrat: 2009-17) and first African-American president, born in Honolulu, Hawaii

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 1961-08-04 Lauren Tom, American actress
  • 1961-08-05 Mark O'Connor, American violinist
  • 1961-08-08 Daniel House, American music executive
  • 1961-08-08 Rikki Rockett, American drummer (Poison-Every Rose Has a Thorn), born in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1961-08-09 Amy Stiller, American actress
  • 1961-08-13 Tom Perrotta, American novelist (Little Children), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1961-08-14 Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler, born in Lexington, Tennessee (d. 1995)
  • 1961-08-15 Ed Gillespie, American White House counsel to George W. Bush
  • 1961-08-18 Bob Woodruff, American television journalist, born in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Person of interestStephen Hillenburg

1961-08-21 Stephen Hillenburg, American animator and cartoonist (SpongeBob SquarePants), born in Lawton, Oklahoma (d. 2018)

Cartoonist and Voice Actor Stephen Hillenburg
Cartoonist and Voice Actor
Stephen Hillenburg
  • 1961-08-23 Dean DeLeo, American guitarist (Stone Temple Pilots), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • 1961-08-27 Tom Ford, American fashion designer
  • 1961-09-06 Scott Travis, American musician (Judas Priest), born in Norfolk, Virginia
  • 1961-09-07 LeRoi Moore, American saxophonist (Dave Matthews Band), born in Durham, North Carolina (d. 2008)
  • 1961-09-13 Dave Mustaine, American musician (ex-Metallica, Megadeth), born in La Mesa, California
  • 1961-09-17 Ty Tabor, American guitarist and singer (King's X), born in Pearl, Mississippi

Person of interestJames Gandolfini

1961-09-18 James Gandolfini, American actor (The Sopranos), born in Westwood, New Jersey (d. 2013)

  • 1961-09-20 Lisa Bloom, American lawyer and television personality, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1961-09-22 Bonnie Hunt, American actress
  • 1961-09-23 Chi McBride, American actor
  • 1961-09-24 John Logan, American screenwriter and playwright (Gladiator), born in San Diego, California
  • 1961-10-01 Robert Rey, Brazilian-American plastic surgeon and television personality
  • 1961-10-05 Sharon Cheslow, American musician, composer and artist
  • 1961-10-05 Matthew Kauffman, American journalist and George Polk Award winner
  • 1961-10-07 Matthew Roloff, American reality star, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1961-10-08 Ted Kooshian, American jazz pianist, born in San Jose, California
  • 1961-10-10 Jodi Benson, American voice actress (Ariel-The Little Mermaid), born in Rockford, Illinois
  • 1961-10-14 Isaac Mizrahi American fashion designer and TV presenter, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1961-10-16 Randy Vasquez, American actor
  • 1961-10-22 Robert Torti, American actor
  • 1961-10-23 Laurie Halse Anderson, American writer
  • 1961-10-23 Don and Ron Harris, American professional wrestlers
  • 1961-10-24 Mary Bono, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California 1998-2013), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1961-10-24 Dave Meltzer, American wrestling journalist and sports historian, born in New York
  • 1961-10-31 Kate Campbell, American musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1961-11-01 Calvin Johnson, American musician (Beat Happening, The Halo Benders, Dub Narcotic Sound System), born in Olympia, Washington
  • 1961-11-04 Daron Hagen, American composer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 1961-11-04 Les Sampou, American singer and songwriter
  • 1961-11-05 Gina Mastrogiacomo, American actress (Goodfellas), born in Great Neck, Long Island, New York (d. 2001)
  • 1961-11-12 Jonathan Nossiter, American film director
  • 1961-11-12 Michaela Paetsch, American violinist
  • 1961-11-14 Gordon Jennison Noice, American actor
  • 1961-11-20 Larry Karaszewski, American screenwriter
  • 1961-11-22 Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer
  • 1961-11-23 Keith Ablow, American psychiatrist and author
  • 1961-11-26 Ivory [Lisa Moretti], American professional wrestler, born in Inglewood, California
  • 1961-11-27 Steve Oedekerk, American film director, actor and comedian
  • 1961-12-06 David Lovering, American drummer (Pixies), born in Burlington, Massachusetts
  • 1961-12-08 Ann Coulter, American author, political commentator, and attorney
  • 1961-12-09 David Anthony Higgins, American actor (Malcolm in the Middle), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1961-12-22 Andrew Fastow, US convicted criminal and businessman (former CFO of Enron), born in Washington, D.C., United States
  • 1961-12-24 Jay Wright, American basketball coach, born in Churchville, Pennsylvania
  • 1962-01-03 Francesca Lia Block, American author
  • 1962-01-04 Peter Steele, American musician (Type O Negative)
  • 1962-01-08 Chris Marion, American musician, born in Belton, Texas
  • 1962-01-11 Susan Lindauer, American peace activist and accused spy
  • 1962-01-12 Joe Quesada, American comic book writer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-01-14 Michael McCaul, American politician, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1962-01-15 Creflo Dollar, American televangelist, born in College Park, Georgia
  • 1962-01-16 Maxine Jones, American R&B singer (En Vogue), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1962-01-17 Sebastian Junger, American journalist & author, born in Belmont, Massachusetts
  • 1962-01-21 Tyler Cowen, American economist
  • 1962-01-30 Mary Kay Letourneau, American convicted statutory rapist, born in Tustin, California
  • 1962-02-10 Bobby Czyz, American boxer, born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1962-02-11 Tammy Baldwin, American politician, born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1962-02-13 Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, Puerto Rican politician and lawyer, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1962-02-14 Kevyn Aucoin, American cosmetologist, born in Shreveport, Louisiana (d. 2002)
  • 1962-02-17 Samuel Bayer, American music video director
  • 1962-02-19 John Laroche, American orchid poacher
  • 1962-02-20 Kenn Nesbitt, American children's author
  • 1962-02-21 Chuck Palahniuk, American writer
  • 1962-02-21 David Foster Wallace, American writer (Infinite Jest, The Broom of the System), born in Ithaca, New York (d. 2008)

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