United States of America in History (Part 59)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 5801 - 5,900 of 9,830

  • 1962-04-15 Tom Kane, American voice actor, born in Overland Park, Kansas
  • 1962-04-26 Debra Wilson, American actress and comedian (Mad TV), born in South Ozone Park, Queens, New York
  • 1962-04-27 James LeGros, American actor (Point Break, Enemy of the State), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1962-05-02 Big Boss Man [Ray Washington Traylor Jr.], American professional wrestler, born in Marietta, Georgia (d. 2004)
  • 1962-05-04 Oleta Adams, American soul singer and pianist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1962-05-05 Jenifer McKitrick, American songwriter ("Mine, Mine, Mine"), born in Defiance, Ohio
  • 1962-05-06 Adam Yellin, American record producer
  • 1962-05-12 Brett Gurewitz, American guitarist and songwriter (Bad Religion), record label owner, and producer (Epitaph), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-05-13 Sean McDonough, American sports newscaster
  • 1962-05-18 Mike Darnell, American television executive 'the King of Reality TV' (Fox, Warner Bros), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1962-05-22 Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1997)
  • 1962-05-23 Imran Anwar, Pakistani Internet pioneer and American TV personality
  • 1962-05-27 Steven Brill, American film writer and director
  • 1962-05-30 Kevin Eastman, American comic book creator
  • 1962-06-04 John P. Kee, American gospel singer, born in Durham, North Carolina
  • 1962-06-05 Jeff Garlin, American comedian
  • 1962-06-07 Michael Cartellone, American rock drummer (Lynyrd Skynyrd), born in Solon, Ohio
  • 1962-06-08 Kristine W [Weitz], American musician ranked by Billboard as the 8th Greatest Dance Artist of all-time (The Advocate), born in Pasco, Washington
  • 1962-06-10 Gina Gershon, American actress (Cocktail; City Of Hope), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-06-12 John Enos III, American actor (Days of Our Lives), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1962-06-13 Davey Hamilton, American auto racer and broadcaster, (Indycar Series runner-up 1996-97, 98), born in Nampa, Idaho
  • 1962-06-23 Chuck Billy, American vocalist (Testament)
  • 1962-06-29 George Zamka, American NASA astronaut, born in Jersey City, New Jersey
  • 1962-07-03 Hunter Tylo [Deborah Jo Hunter], American actress (The Bold and the Beautiful), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1962-07-13 Tom Kenny, American voice actor (SpongeBob), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1962-07-13 Rhonda Vincent, American bluegrass singer, songwriter, and musician born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • 1962-07-14 Jeff Olson, American rock musician, born in Wareham, Massachusetts
  • 1962-07-17 Bill Sage, American actor, born in New York
  • 1962-07-18 Lee Arenberg, American actor (Pintel - Pirates of the Caribbean), born in Palo Alto, California
  • 1962-07-18 Jack Irons, American drummer (Red Hot Chilli Peppers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1962-07-20 Carlos Alazraqui, American actor and comedian
  • 1962-07-22 Steve Albini, American writer, recording engineer and musician (Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac), born in Pasedena, California
  • 1962-07-29 Scott Steiner, American professional wrestler
  • 1962-07-30 Jay Feaster, American National Hockey League executive, born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1962-07-31 John Chiang, American politician (Democratic Party), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-08-12 Miss Cleo [Youree Dell Harris], American psychic (Psychic Readers Network), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2016)
  • 1962-08-13 John Slattery, American actor (Mad Men, The Adjustment Bureau), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1962-08-15 Tom Colicchio, American chef
  • 1962-08-16 Steve Carell, American actor and comedian (The Office), born in Concord, Massachusetts
  • 1962-08-17 Buddy Landel 'Nature Boy', American professional wrestler, born in Knoxville, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • 1962-08-19 Tammy Bruce, American political commentator
  • 1962-08-20 James Marsters, American actor (Spike-Buffy the Vampire Slayer), born in Greenville, California
  • 1962-08-21 Jeff Stryker, American adult film actor, born in Carmi, Illinois
  • 1962-08-24 David Koechner, American actor, born in Tipton, Missouri
  • 1962-08-25 David Packer, American actor (Almost Heroes), born in Passaic, New Jersey
  • 1962-08-26 Bob Mionske, American cyclist and attorney
  • 1962-08-27 Vic Mignogna, American voice actor
  • 1962-08-28 David Fincher, American film director and producer (The Social Network, Gone Girl), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1962-08-31 Dee Bradley Baker, American voice actor, born in Bloomington, Indiana
  • 1962-09-06 Elizabeth Vargas, American TV journalist (20/20), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1962-09-07 Jennifer Egan, American novelist (A Visit from the Goon Squad), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-09-08 Christopher Klim, American novelist (Jesus Lives in Trenton)
  • 1962-09-15 Dina Lohan, American actress and reality television star, mother of Lindsay Lohan
  • 1962-09-19 Cheri Oteri, American actress and comedian, born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
  • 1962-09-19 Ken Rosenthal, American sportswriter and reporter, born in Oyster Bay, Long Island
  • 1962-09-29 Roger Bart, American actor
  • 1962-09-29 Al Pitrelli, American musician, guitarist

Person of interestTommy Lee

1962-10-03 Tommy Lee [Bass], American drummer (Mötley Crüe - "Girls, Girls, Girls"), born in Kypseli, Athens, Greece

Rock Star and Drummer Tommy Lee
Rock Star and Drummer
Tommy Lee
  • 1962-10-12 Carlos Bernard, American actor (24), born in Evanston, Illinois
  • 1962-10-12 Chris Botti, American jazz musician (Impressions), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1962-10-19 Tracy Chevalier, American author
  • 1962-10-25 Darlene Vogel, American actress (Pacific Blue), born in Modesto, California
  • 1962-11-02 David Brock, American political commentator (Media Matters for America), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1962-11-04 Jeff Probst, American television host (Survivor), born in Wichita, Kansas
  • 1962-11-05 Marcus J. Ranum, American computer and network security innovator, born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-11-12 Naomi Wolf, American author and feminist
  • 1962-11-12 Neal Shusterman, American author
  • 1962-11-16 Josh Silver, American rock keyboard player (Type O Negative), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1962-11-21 Steven Curtis Chapman, American musician
  • 1962-11-28 Paul Dinello, American comedian and actor

Person of interestJon Stewart

1962-11-28 Jon Stewart [Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz], American Comedian (The Daily Show), born in NYC, New York

Comedian and TV Host Jon Stewart
Comedian and TV Host
Jon Stewart
  • 1962-11-30 Daniel Keys Moran, American writer
  • 1962-12-08 Marty Friedman, American heavy metal guitarist (Megadeath), born in Washington, D.C.

Person of interestFelicity Huffman

1962-12-09 Felicity Huffman, American actress (Desperate Housewives), born in Bedford, New York

  • 1962-12-11 Ben Browder, American actor (Farscape), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1962-12-18 Renaldo Lapuz, Filipino-American Singer
  • 1962-12-19 Jill Talley, American actress (SpongeBob SquarePants), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-12-27 Mark Few, American basketball coach
  • 1962-12-27 Bill Self, American basketball coach
  • 1962-12-28 Rachel Z [Nicolazzo], American jazz and rock pianist ("Tokyo Blue"; Ozmosys), born in NYC, New York
  • 1962-12-30 Henry Cho, Korean-American comedian
  • 1963-01-03 Jerome Young, American pro wrestler (New Jack), born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • 1963-01-10 Mark Pryor, American politician, born in Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • 1963-01-13 Kevin McClatchy, American businessman
  • 1963-01-20 James Denton, American actor, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1963-01-29 Bob Holly, American professional wrestler
  • 1963-02-02 Eva Cassidy, American singer, born in Washington D.C (d. 1996)
  • 1963-02-05 Steven Shainberg, American film director
  • 1963-02-06 Kevin Trudeau, American entrepreneur, born in Lynn, Massachusetts
  • 1963-02-08 Joshua Kadison, American pianist and songwriter
  • 1963-02-09 Brian Greene, American physicist
  • 1963-02-12 Ed Lover, US radio personality, born in Hollis, New York
  • 1963-02-17 Larry the Cable Guy [Daniel Lawrence Whitney], American comedian (Blue Collar Comedy Tour), born in Pawnee City, Nebraska
  • 1963-02-19 Laurell K. Hamilton, American writer
  • 1963-03-01 Dan Michaels, American musician and record producer
  • 1963-03-02 Suzette Charles, Miss NJ, replaces Vanessa Williams as Miss America (1983)
  • 1963-03-02 Tuff Hedeman, American bull rider (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) World C'ship 1986, 89, 91); Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World C'ship 1995), born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1963-03-04 Daniel Roebuck, American actor, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
  • 1963-03-06 D.L. Hughley, American comedian and actor (ComicView), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • 1963-03-07 Bill Brochtrup, American actor (NYPD Blue), born in Inglewood, California

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