United States of America in History (Part 70)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 6901 - 7,000 of 9,776

  • 1970-01-12 Raekwon [Corey Woods], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970-01-12 Zack de la Rocha, American rock musician (Rage Against the Machine), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1970-01-13 Keith Coogan, American actor (Jeffrey in The Waltons, Gun Shy), born in Palm Springs, California

Shonda Rhimes

1970-01-13 Shonda Rhimes, American television producer and series creator (Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal), born in Chicago Illinois

  • 1970-01-14 Gene Snitsky, American professional wrestler, born in Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania
  • 1970-01-18 DJ Quik [David Marvin Blake], American rapper (Quik Is the Name), born in Compton, California
  • 1970-01-21 Ken Leung, American actor
  • 1970-01-21 Mark Trojanowski, American musician (Sister Hazel)
  • 1970-01-22 Alex Ross, American comic book painter (Marvels, Kingdom Come), born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1970-01-26 Kirk Franklin, American gospel singer, choir director, and 16 time Grammy Award-winner, born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 1970-02-03 Richard Kotzen, American rock musician, born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1970-02-15 Craig Gass, American impressionist and comedian
  • 1970-02-16 D.J. Wallis, American fitness competitor
  • 1970-02-17 Tim Mahoney, American rock guitarist (311), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1970-02-18 Susan Egan, American actress, born in Seal Beach, California
  • 1970-02-23 Niecy Nash [Carol Denise Ensley], American actress and comedian, born in Compton, California
  • 1970-02-24 Kienast quintuplets, American quintuplets
  • 1970-02-27 Michael A. Burstein, American writer, born in New York City
  • 1970-02-27 Kent Desormeaux, American thoroughbred jockey (Kentucky Derby 1998, 2000, 08; Preakness Stakes 1998, 2008, 16; Belmont Stakes 2009; US Champion Jockey by wins 1987, 88, 89), born in Maurice, Louisiana
  • 1970-02-28 Daniel Handler, American writer, better known as Lemony Snicket
  • 1970-03-05 John Frusciante, American rock guitarist (Red Hot Chili Peppers - "The Zephyr Song"), born in Queens, New York
  • 1970-03-05 Lisa Robin Kelly, American actress, (d. 2013)
  • 1970-03-10 Matt Barlow, American heavy metal vocalist (Ashes of Ares; Iced Earth; Pyramaze), born in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • 1970-03-11 Delia Gallagher, American journalist
  • 1970-03-12 Dave Eggers, American writer, editor, and publisher
  • 1970-03-12 John Nemechek, American NASCAR driver (d. 1997)
  • 1970-03-13 Tim Story, American film director and producer (The Story Company), born in Los Angeles, California

Queen Latifah

1970-03-18 Queen Latifah [Dana Owen], American rapper and actress (Living Single, Chicago), born in Newark, New Jersey

  • 1970-03-27 Elizabeth Mitchell, American actress (Lost), born in Los Angeles, California

Vince Vaughn

1970-03-28 Vince Vaughn, American actor (Swingers, Wedding Crashers), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota


1970-03-30 Secretariat, American thoroughbred race horse (Triple Crown, 1973), born in Caroline County, Virginia (d. 1989)

  • 1970-04-04 Mix Master Mike [Michael Schwartz], American turntablist, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1970-04-09 Mike Barz [Michael Barszcz], American meteorologist and TV anchor (WFOX-TV, WJAX-TV), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970-04-09 Josh Todd [Gruber], American musician, singer (Buckcherry), and actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970-04-10 Kenny Lattimore, American R&B singer-songwriter ("Never Too Busy"; "For You"), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1970-04-10 Mike Mushok, American rock guitarist (Staind; Newsted; Saint Asonia), born in Ludlow, Massachusetts
  • 1970-04-10 Q-Tip [Kamaal Fareed, born Jonathan Davis], American rapper, actor, record producer and DJ, born in Harlem, New York
  • 1970-04-11 Johnny Messner, American actor (Tears of the Sun), born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1970-04-12 Nick Hexum, American singer and songwriter (311), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1970-04-15 Flex Alexander, American actor
  • 1970-04-17 Redman [Reginald Noble], American rapper, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1970-04-18 Greg Eklund, American drummer (Everclear, 1994-2003), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1970-04-21 Rob Riggle, American comedian and actor (Modern Family; The Daily Show, 2006-08; SNL, 2005-05), born in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1970-04-21 Nicole Sullivan, American actress and comedienne (MADtv, The King of Queens), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1970-04-23 Scott Bairstow, Canadian actor (Lonesome Series: The Dove), born in Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
  • 1970-04-23 Dennis Culp, American singer and songwriter, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1970-04-26 T-Boz [Tionne Watkins], American R&B-pop singer (TLC -"Waterfalls"; "No Scrubs"), born in Des Moines, Iowa
  • 1970-04-29 China Forbes, American singer-songwriter (Pink Martini), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1970-04-30 Ken Stanton, American Radio Personality
  • 1970-05-04 Gregg Alexander, American pop-rock musician, songwriter, and producer (New Radicals- "You Get What You Give"), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1970-05-04 Will Arnett, Canadian-American actor (Arrested Development), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1970-05-05 Kyan Douglas, American TV personality (Queer Eye), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1970-05-10 Dallas Roberts, American actor
  • 1970-05-10 Gabriela Montero, Venezuelan-American pianist, born in Caracas, Venezuala
  • 1970-05-11 Nicky Katt, American actor
  • 1970-05-12 Samantha Mathis, American actress (American Psycho, Billions), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970-05-15 Prince Be [Attrell Cordes], American rapper (PM Dawn), born in Jersey City (d. 2016)
  • 1970-05-15 Rod Smith, Texarkana, Arkansas, American NFL wide receiver (Denver Broncos-Super Bowl 32)
  • 1970-05-17 Matt Lindland, American mixed martial arts fighter

Tina Fey

1970-05-18 Tina Fey, American actress and comedian (Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock), born in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania

  • 1970-05-23 Nanette Burstein, American director and producer
  • 1970-05-23 Bryan Herta, American race car driver
  • 1970-05-23 Blake Schwendiman, American author
  • 1970-05-24 Tommy Page, American pop singer ("I'll Be Your Everything"), born in Glenridge, New Jersey (d. 2017)
  • 1970-06-02 B-Real [Louis Freese], American rapper (Cypress Hill), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970-06-03 Ammon McNeely, American rock climber
  • 1970-06-06 Sarah Dessen, American author
  • 1970-06-08 Gabrielle Giffords, American politician
  • 1970-06-10 Mike Doughty, American singer
  • 1970-06-13 Rivers Cuomo, American musician (Weezer - "Buddy Holly"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1970-06-15 Leah Remini, American actress
  • 1970-06-16 Clifton Collins Jr., American actor
  • 1970-06-17 Ron "Popeye" Jones, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors), born in Dresden, Tennessee
  • 1970-06-17 Will Forte, American writer, actor and comedian (The Last Man on Earth), born in Alameda County, California
  • 1970-06-17 Michael Showalter, American comedian (Stella), born in Princeton, New Jersey
  • 1970-06-18 Greg Yaitanes, American Emmy Award-winning television director and producer (House, M.D.), born in Wellesley, Massachusetts
  • 1970-06-19 Brian Welch, American guitarist
  • 1970-06-21 Pete Rock, American rapper/producer, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1970-06-25 Ariel Gore, American journalist and author, born in Carmel, California

Chris O'Donnell

1970-06-26 Chris O'Donnell, American actor (School Ties, Robin-Batman Forever), born in Winnetka, Illinois

  • 1970-06-26 Paul Thomas Anderson, American filmmaker (Boogie Nights, Magnolia), born in Studio City, California
  • 1970-06-26 Irv Gotti [Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr.], American record producer, born in Queens, New York
  • 1970-06-26 Matt Letscher, American actor (The Mask of Zorro-Captain Harrison Love), born in Grosse Pointe, Michigan
  • 1970-06-26 Nick Offerman, American actor (Parks and Recreation), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1970-06-28 Mike White, American filmmaker and actor, born in Pasadena, California
  • 1970-06-29 Mike Vallely, American skateboarder and singer (Black Flag), born in Edison, New Jersey
  • 1970-07-02 Scotty 2 Hotty, American wrestler
  • 1970-07-03 Shawnee Smith, American actress (Saw), born in Orangeburg, South Carolina

Audra McDonald

1970-07-03 Audra McDonald, American Tony, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning theatrical and operatic singer, and stage and screen actress (Lady Day At Emerson's Bar and Grill; Sweeney Todd; Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny; Private Practice, The Good Wife) born in West Berlin

  • 1970-07-05 Mac Dre [Andre Louis Hicks], American rapper and hip hop pioneer, born in Oakland, California (d. 2004)
  • 1970-07-06 Inspectah Deck [Jason Hunter], American rapper and producer (Wu-Tang Clan, Czarface), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970-07-06 Frank Salvato II, Italian-American sound Engineer and composer, born in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1970-07-07 Robia LaMorte, American actress and dancer, born in Queens, New York City

Todd Martin

1970-07-08 Todd Martin, American Tennis Star (1988 USTA Boys' 18), born in Hinsdale, Illinois

  • 1970-07-08 Beck [Bek David Campbell], American singer-songwriter, musician and record producer ("Loser"; "Where It's At"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970-07-10 Gary LeVox, American singer (Rascal Flatts)
  • 1970-07-11 Justin Chambers, American actor
  • 1970-07-12 Juba Kalamka, American artist/activist
  • 1970-07-15 Chi Cheng, American musician (Deftones), (d. 2013)
  • 1970-07-21 Shawn Stasiak, American professional wrestler

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