United States of America in History (Part 88)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 8701 - 8,800 of 9,776

  • 1981-01-16 Nick Valensi, American rock guitarist (The Strokes), born in New York City
  • 1981-01-17 Ray J [William Ray Norwood Jr.], American singer and actor (Everything You Want), born in McComb, Mississippi
  • 1981-01-17 Scott Mechlowicz, American actor, born in New York
  • 1981-01-22 Willa Ford [Amanda Lee Williford], American pop singer, and actress, born in Ruskin, Florida
  • 1981-01-22 Beverley Mitchell, American actress, born in Arcadia, California
  • 1981-01-23 Greg Smith, American UFC fighter, born in Vallejo, California

Elijah Wood

1981-01-28 Elijah Wood, American actor (The Good Son, The Lord of the Rings), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • 1981-01-30 Josh Kelley, American pop and country singer songwriter ("Amazing"; "Georgia Clay"), born in Augusta, Georgia
  • 1981-02-03 Alisa Reyes, American actress and singer
  • 1981-02-05 Nora Zehetner, American actress, born in El Paso, Texas
  • 1981-02-06 Calum Best, American model, born in San Jose, California
  • 1981-02-09 John Walker Lindh, American Taliban fighter
  • 1981-02-11 (Kelendria) "Kelly" Rowland, American pop and R&B singer (Destiny's Child - "Say My Name"), and television personality (The X Factor; The Voice Australia), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1981-02-15 Matt Hoopes, American rock guitarist (Relient K), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1981-02-15 Olivia Longott, American hip-hop and R&B singer (G-Unit), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1981-02-15 Jenna Morasca, American actress, model, and reality TV contestant, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Paris Hilton

1981-02-17 Paris Hilton, American actress and heiress (The Simple Life), born in NYC, New York

  • 1981-02-19 (Mary) Beth Ditto [Patterson], American rock singer (The Gossip), and actress, born in Judsonia, Arkansas,
  • 1981-02-19 Gil Reyes, American boxer, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts
  • 1981-02-20 Chris Thile, American folk and progressive bluegrass mandolin player, songwriter (Nickel Creek; Punch Brothers), and broadcaster (Live From Here), born in Oceanside, California
  • 1981-02-25 Misty Giles, American beauty queen and Survivor contestant
  • 1981-02-25 Jamie Lynn, American model
  • 1981-02-26 Kertus Davis, American auto racer (competition director NASCAR team JD Motorsports), born in Gaffney, South Carolina
  • 1981-02-26 Johnathan Wendel, American professional video gamer, born in Kansas City, Kansas

Josh Groban

1981-02-27 Josh Groban, American singer ("You Raise Me Up"), born in Los Angeles, California

  • 1981-03-01 Adam LaVorgna, American actor
  • 1981-03-02 Bryce Dallas Howard, American actress (Lady In The Water; The Help; Jurassic World), and director, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981-03-06 Ellen Muth, American actress
  • 1981-03-11 David Anders, American actor
  • 1981-03-11 LeToya Luckett, American R&B and pop singer (Destiny's Child, 1997-2000 - Bills, Bills, Bills), and actress, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1981-03-11 Paul Wall, American rapper
  • 1981-03-15 Young Buck [David Brown] American rapper, born in Nashville, Tennessee
  • 1981-03-22 (Shawn) Mims, American rapper (This Is Why I'm Hot), born in Manhattan, New York
  • 1981-03-23 Erin Crocker, American NASCAR driver

Julia Stiles

1981-03-28 Julia Stiles, American actress (Bourne series; Save the Last Dance; The Prince And Me), born in New York City

  • 1981-03-28 Lindsay Frimodt, American model
  • 1981-03-29 Megan Hilty, American actress and singer (Wicked), born in Bellevue, Washington
  • 1981-04-02 Bethany Joy Lenz-Galeotti, American actress (One Tree Hill), born in Hollywood, Florida
  • 1981-04-03 Aaron Bertram, American ska trumpeter (Suburban Legends, 1998-2005), and children's music educator (Kids Imagine Nation), born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1981-04-05 Michael A. Monsoor, United States Navy SEAL killed in Iraq and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, born in Long Beach, California
  • 1981-04-10 Laura Bell Bundy, American actress (Hairspray), born in Euclid, Ohio
  • 1981-04-10 Michael Pitt, American actor (The Dreamers), born in West Orange, New Jersey
  • 1981-04-13 Courtney Peldon, American actress, born in NYC, New York
  • 1981-04-15 Seth Wulsin, American artist
  • 1981-04-21 Stephanie Larimore, American model
  • 1981-04-23 Chris Sharma, American rock climber, born in Santa Cruz, California

Jessica Alba

1981-04-28 Jessica Alba, American actress (Dark Angel, Sin City) and businesswoman (The Honest Company), born in Pomona, California

  • 1981-04-29 Alex Vincent, American actor (Child's Play), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1981-05-03 Farrah Franklin, American singer (former member of Destiny's Child), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981-05-06 Mark O'Connell, American drummer (Taking Back Sunday)
  • 1981-05-13 Jimmy Yang, American wrestler, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981-05-15 Jamie-Lynn Sigler, American actress
  • 1981-05-17 R. J. Helton, American Idol finalist
  • 1981-05-19 Nate Cole, American singer-songwriter (Plus One; Castledoor), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1981-05-19 Calico Cooper, American actress (Lila Black-Bloomers) and dancer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981-05-22 Bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler
  • 1981-05-28 Adam Green, American anti-folk singer-songwriter, born in Mount Kisco, New York
  • 1981-05-30 Devendra Banhart, Venezulan-American singer-songwriter (Cripple Crow), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1981-05-30 Blake Bashoff, American actor
  • 1981-06-01 Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter, born in Ravensdale, Washington

Amy Schumer

1981-06-01 Amy Schumer, American comedian, writer and producer (Inside Amy Schumer), born in New York

  • 1981-06-04 T. J. Miller, American actor and comedian
  • 1981-06-06 Johnny Pacar, American film actor
  • 1981-06-07 Larisa Oleynik, American actress
  • 1981-06-08 Alex Band, American singer (The Calling - "Wherever You Will Go"), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981-06-08 Jess Weixler, American actress

Natalie Portman

1981-06-09 Natalie Portman [Neta-Lee Hershlag], Israeli-American actress (V for Vendetta, Black Swan, Star Wars), born in Jerusalem, Israel

Chris Evans

1981-06-13 Chris Evans, American actor (Captain American, Human Torch-Fantastic Four), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1981-06-14 Chauncey Leopardi, American actor
  • 1981-06-15 Billy Martin, American guitarist and songwriter (Good Charlotte - The Young and the Hopeless), born in Annapolis, Maryland,
  • 1981-06-15 Jordi Vilasuso, American actor
  • 1981-06-16 Ben Kweller, American singer/songwriter
  • 1981-06-21 Brandon Flowers, American singer and keyboardist (The Killers- "Mr. Brightside"; "Human"), born in Henderson, Nevada
  • 1981-06-22 Monty Oum, American Animator (RWBY), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 2015)
  • 1981-07-02 Alex Koroknay-Palicz, American youth rights activist
  • 1981-07-05 Ryan Hansen, American actor (Veronica Mars), born in Fountain Valley, California
  • 1981-07-07 Synyster Gates, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1981-07-11 Aaron Proctor, American professional wrestling promoter & politician
  • 1981-07-21 Chrishell Stause, American actress, born in Draffenville, Kentucky
  • 1981-07-21 Blake Lewis, American musician (American Idol), born in Redmond, Washington
  • 1981-07-24 Summer Glau, American actress (Firefly), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • 1981-07-28 Billy Aaron Brown, American actor, born in Clarinda, Iowa
  • 1981-07-30 Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (MotoGP Champion 2006), born in Owensboro, Kentucky (d. 2017)
  • 1981-07-31 Eric Lively, American actor (The Butterfly Effect 2), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1981-07-31 J.Son Dinant, American comedian, born in Syracuse, New York
  • 1981-07-31 Matthew Sanders, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold), born in Huntington Beach, California
  • 1981-08-01 Ashley Parker Angel, American pop singer (O-Town), and actor, born in Redding, California
  • 1981-08-04 Marques Houston, American R&B singer (Immature-IMx) and actor, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1981-08-04 Abigail Spencer, Gulf Breeze, Florida, American actress (Cowboys & Aliens)
  • 1981-08-05 Rachel Scott, American murder victim (d. 1999)
  • 1981-08-05 Cory Williams, American internet celebrity (The Mean Kitty Song), born in Merced, California
  • 1981-08-06 Travis McCoy, American alternative hip-hop artist ( Gym Class Heroes), born in Geneva, New York
  • 1981-08-08 Meagan Good, American actress
  • 1981-08-15 Brendan Hansen, American swimmer (Olympic gold, 4x100m medley relay 2004, 08, 12; 6 x World C'ship gold), born in Havertown, Pennsylvania
  • 1981-08-17 Kristin Holt, American television personality (American Idol), born in Plano, Texas
  • 1981-08-18 Jon Schneck, American musician (Relient K), born in Eustis, Florida
  • 1981-08-23 Ozzy Lusth, American Survivor contestant, born in Guanajuato, Mexico
  • 1981-08-24 Chad Michael Murray, American actor (One Tree Hill), born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1981-08-24 Mercedes Scelba-Shorte, American model, born in New Jersey

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