Births timeline

  • Norman Mailer is Born

    Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007) was an American novelist, journalist, essayist, poet, playwright, screenwriter and... Read more

  • Joseph Heller is Born

    Joseph Heller (May 1, 1923 – December 12, 1999) was an American satirical novelist, short story writer and playwright. He wrote the influential... Read more

  • James Baldwin Is Born

    Novelist, essayist, and playwright James Baldwin was born on August 2, 1924, in New York City. The eldest of nine children, Baldwin grew up in... Read more

  • Eartha Kitt Is Born

    Eartha Mae Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008) was an American actress, singer, and cabaret star. She was perhaps best known for her highly... Read more

  • Maya Angelou is born

    Marguerite Johnson was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 4 1928. Her father, Bailey Johnson, was a doorman and navy dietitian and her mother... Read more

  • Johnny Cash is Born

    Johnny Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003), born J. R. Cash, was an American singer-songwriter, actor, author, and Biblical scholar, who... Read more

  • Robert Goulet is Born

    Robert Gerard Goulet (November 26, 1933 – October 30, 2007) was an American Grammy- and Tony Award- winning entertainer. He rose to international... Read more

  • Peter Boyle is Born

    Peter Lawrence Boyle, Jr. (October 18, 1935 – December 12, 2006) was an American actor, best known for his role as Frank Barone on the sitcom... Read more

  • Pat Buchanan Is Born

    Buchanan was born on November 2, 1938, in Washington, D.C., a son of Catherine Elizabeth (née Crum) (Charleroi, Washington County, Pennsylvania,... Read more

  • John Lennon is born

    John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English rock musician, singer, songwriter, and peace activist who gained... Read more

  • John Gotti is Born

    John Joseph Gotti, Jr, also known as Johnny Boy, (October 27, 1940 – June 10, 2002) was the boss of the Gambino crime family after the murder of... Read more

  • Frank Zappa Is Born in Baltimore, Maryland

    Frank Zappa was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 21, 1940 to Francis Vincent Zappa (born in Partinico, Sicily) who was of Greek and Arab... Read more

  • Muhammad Ali (Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.) Is Born

    Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, 1942) is a retired American boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion, who is... Read more

  • Jimi Hendrix is Born

    James Marshall Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is... Read more

  • Peter Tosh Is Born

    Peter Tosh, born Winston Hubert McIntosh (18 October[1] 1944 – 11 September 1987) was a reggae musician who was a core member of The Wailers who... Read more

  • Peter Wolf Is Born

    Peter Wolf (born Peter W. Blankfield, March 7, 1946, Bronx, New York) is an American rock and roll musician, best known as the lead vocalist for... Read more

  • Bill Clinton is Born

    Bill Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe, III, in Hope, Arkansas. His father, William Jefferson Blythe, Jr., was a traveling salesman who... Read more

  • Burning Spear Is Born

    Winston Rodney, OD (born March 1, 1948), also known as Burning Spear, is a Grammy Award winning Jamaican roots reggae singer and musician. Like... Read more

  • Oliver Samuels is Born

    Oliver Adolphus Samuels, actor and comedian was born November 4, 1948 in Harmony Hall, St. Mary. He grew up on a banana plantation where his father... Read more

  • Stevie Wonder is Born

    Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950; name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris) is an American singer-songwriter,... Read more

  • Patrick Wayne Swayze is born

    Patrick Wayne Swayze (pronounced /ˈsweɪziː/; August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009) was an American actor, dancer and singer-songwriter. He was... Read more

  • Bill Gates is born

    William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, philanthropist, and chairman of Microsoft, the software... Read more

  • Madonna is Born

    Madonna (born Madonna Louise Ciccone; August 16, 1958), is an American recording artist, actress and entrepreneur. Born in Bay City, Michigan and... Read more

  • Michael Jackson Born

    Michael Joseph Jackson was born in Gary, Indiana (an industrial suburb of Chicago, Illinois) to a working-class family on August 29, 1958. The son... Read more

  • Jonathan Larson Is Born

    Jonathan Larson (February 4, 1960 – January 25, 1996) was an American composer and playwright noted for the serious social issues of... Read more