United States of America in History (Part 58)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 5701 - 5,800 of 10,084

  • 1960-12-22 Luther Campbell (Luke), US rap artist (2 Live Crew)
  • 1960-12-22 Patrick Fitzgerald, US attorney
  • 1960-12-24 Glenn McQueen, American animator (d. 2002)
  • 1960-12-26 Jim Toomey, American syndicated cartoonist
  • 1960-12-27 Donald Nally, American choral conductor
  • 1961-01-02 Todd Haynes, American film director
  • 1961-01-07 John Thune, American politician
  • 1961-01-08 Calvin Smith, American athlete
  • 1961-01-09 Oliver Goldstick, American screenwriter
  • 1961-01-10 Janet Jones, Bridgeton MO, actress (American Anthem, Flamingo Kid)
  • 1961-01-16 Jill Sobule, American singer-songwriter
  • 1961-01-17 Brian Helgeland, American writer and film director
  • 1961-01-18 Jeff Yagher, American actor
  • 1961-01-24 Vince Russo, American writer
  • 1961-01-27 Narciso Rodriguez, American fashion designer
  • 1961-02-02 Lauren Lane, American actress
  • 1961-02-03 Jay Adams, American skateboarder
  • 1961-02-03 Linda Eder, American singer
  • 1961-02-04 Stewart O'Nan, American author (Snow Angels, The Names of the Dead), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1961-02-05 Tim Meadows, American actor and comedian
  • 1961-02-06 Bill Lester, American racecar driver
  • 1961-02-08 Vince Neil, American singer (Mötley Crüe)
  • 1961-02-10 Alexander Payne, American film director (Sideways), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1961-02-14 Phillip Hamilton, American author
  • 1961-02-21 Martha Hackett, American actress
  • 1961-02-21 Bertha Faye, American wrestler (d. 2001)
  • 1961-02-25 Davey Allison, American race car driver (d. 1993)
  • 1961-03-08 Camryn Manheim, American actress (The Practice), born in Caldwell, New Jersey
  • 1961-03-10 Mitch Gaylord, CA, gymnast (Olympics 1984)/actor (American Anthem)
  • 1961-03-10 Pam Oliver, American sportscaster
  • 1961-03-14 Greg Anderson, American NHRA driver
  • 1961-03-14 Penny Johnson Jerald, American actress
  • 1961-03-21 Shawn Lane, American guitar virtuoso (d. 2003)
  • 1961-03-25 Fred Goss, American actor, comedian, and writer
  • 1961-03-29 Amy Sedaris, American actress and comedian, born in Endicott, New York
  • 1961-04-02 Christopher Meloni, American actor (Law & Order), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1961-04-05 Lisa Zane, American actress, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1961-04-08 Richard Hatch, American reality television personality
  • 1961-04-10 Joe Cole, American roadie (Black Flag, Rollins Band), born in California (d. 1991)
  • 1961-04-11 Doug Hopkins, American musician and songwriter (Gin Blossoms), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1993)
  • 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
  • 1961-04-18 Steve Lombardi, American wrestler
  • 1961-04-23 Terry Gordy, American professional wrestler (d. 2001)
  • 1961-04-23 George Lopez, American actor and comedian
  • 1961-04-25 Dinesh D'Souza, American author
  • 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 musician (Black Flag)
  • 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 writer
  • 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
  • 1961-06-29 Greg Hetson, American punk-rock guitarist
  • 1961-07-08 Toby Keith, American country singer and actor (Boomtown, Blue Moon), born in Clinton, Oklahoma
  • 1961-07-22 Keith Sweat, American singer
  • 1961-07-25 Bobbie Eakes, American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), born in Warner Robins, Georgia
  • 1961-08-02 Cold 187um, American rapper (Above the Law)
  • 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
  • 1961-08-14 "Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert, American wrestler (d. 1995)
  • 1961-08-15 Ed Gillespie, American White House counsel to George W. Bush
  • 1961-08-18 Bob Woodruff, American journalist, anchor
  • 1961-08-21 Stephen Hillenburg, American animator and cartoonist (SpongeBob SquarePants), born in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • 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
  • 1961-09-22 Bonnie Hunt, American actress
  • 1961-09-23 Chi McBride, American actor
  • 1961-09-24 John Logan, American screenwriter
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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Famous Deaths