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Chicago, IL

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.cityofchicago.org/

Chamber of Commerce:
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.choosechicago.com/

Population:
2896016 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
12-Aug-1833

County:
Cook County, DuPage County

NEWSPAPERS

Newspaper
The Chicago Record
Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Sun
The Chicago Sun-Times
The Onion
The Chicago Daily News
The Chicago Examiner
Chicago Morning News

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Argosy University
2001
St. Augustine College Chicago
1980
East-West University
1980
Lexington College
1977
Whitney M. Young High School, Chicago, IL
1975
NAES College
1974
Olive-Harvey College
1970
Rush University
1969
Harold Washington College
1962
Richard J. Daley College
1960
Truman College
1956
University of Illinois at Chicago
1946
Roosevelt University
1945
Illinois Institute of Technology
1940
Kennedy-King College
1935
Wilbur Wright College
1934
Kendall College
1934
Harrington College of Design
1931
DeVry University
1931
Mundelein College
1931
American Academy of Art
1923
Illinois Institute of Art Chicago
1916
Robert Morris College
1913
Malcolm X College
1911
VanderCook College of Music
1909
La Salle Extension University
1908
Wendell Phillips High School, Chicago, IL
1904
John Marshall Law School Chicago
1899
DePaul University
1898
North Park University
1891
Columbia College Chicago
1890
University of Chicago
1890
Chicago-Kent College of Law
1888
Moody Bible Institute
1886
National-Louis University
1886
American Conservatory of Music
1886
Loyola University Chicago
1870
Chicago State University
1867
Northeastern Illinois University
1867
Art Institute of Chicago
1866
Chicago Theological Seminary
1855
Shimer College
1853
Saint Xavier University
1846
Meadville Lombard Theological School
1844
Francis W. Parker High School, Chicago, IL
 
Bateman High School, Chicago, IL
 
William Howard Taft High School, Chicago, IL
 

CIVIC INSTITUTIONS

InstitutionTypeFounded
Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum
1967
Joffrey Ballet of Chicago
Ballet
1956
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Opera
1952
Chicago Museum of Science and Industry
Museum
1933
John G. Shedd Aquarium
Aquarium
1930
Field Museum of Natural History
Museum
1893
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra
1891
Chicago Public Library
Library
1873
Lincoln Park Zoo
Zoo
1868
Notebaert Nature Museum
Museum
1857
Chicago History Museum
Museum
1856

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Groupon
2008
CME Group
2007
Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw
2002
BCom3
2000
Merisant
2000
Exelon
2000
Jones Lang LaSalle
1999
Orbitz
1999
Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation
1998
Packaging Dynamics
1998
Bally Total Fitness
1996
EVEREN Capital
1995
True North Communications
1994
Willis Stein & Partners
1994
Unitrin
1990
Technology Solutions Company
1988
Allscripts
1986
Hollinger International
1986
Sun-Times Media Group
1986
NAVTEQ
1985
Ameritech
1984
Ariel Capital Management
1983
Metal Management
1983
Aon
1982
Brookdale Senior Living
1981
Equity Office Properties
1976
Katten Muchin Rosenman
1974
Chicago Board Options Exchange
1973
Esmark Corporation
1972
Standard Parking Corporation
1968
TransUnion
1968
Northwest Industries
1968
UAL Corporation
1968
LaSalle Partners
1968
Telephone & Data Systems
1968
CNA Financial
1967
Equity Residential
1966
Midway Games
1958
General Growth Properties
1954
Heidrick & Struggles
1953
Baker & McKenzie
1949
True Value Company
1948
Johnson Publishing
1942
Sara Lee
1939
William Blair & Company
1935
Leo Burnett
1935
McDermott Will & Emery
1934
McBride, Baker & Coles
1929
MCA
1924
Old Republic International
1923
Trizec Properties
1923
Henry Crown and Company
1919
Boeing
1916
Altheimer & Gray
1915
Jenner & Block
1914
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
1913
Arthur Andersen
1913
Morton International
1910
Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
1906
Amsted Industries
1902
USG
1902
Quaker Oats
1901
GATX
1898
Chicago Mercantile Exchange
1898
Nuveen Investments
1898
Ryerson Tull
1893
Ryerson
1893
Inland Steel
1893
Wrigley
1891
Northern Trust
1889
Bell, Boyd & Lloyd
1888
Chicago Stock Exchange
1882
Mayer, Brown & Platt
1881
Hartmarx
1872
Isham Lincoln & Beale
1872
Sidley Austin
1866
Schiff Hardin & Waite
1864
R.R. Donnelley & Sons
1864
First National Bank of Chicago
1863
First Chicago Corporation
1863
Winston & Strawn
1853
Marshall Field's
1852
Whitman Corporation
1851
Chicago Board of Trade
1848
Peoples Energy
1848
Tribune Co.
1847
Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
 
Madison Dearborn Partners
 
Unicom Corporation
 
Integrys Energy Group
 
Kirkland & Ellis
 
Hillshire Brands
 
Commonwealth Edison
 
Harris Bankcorp
 

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Max Abramovitz
Architect
23-May-1908 12-Sep-2004 Designed UN Headquarters
Muhal Richard Abrams
Pianist
19-Sep-1930   Levels and Degrees of Light
Franklin Pierce Adams
Columnist
15-Nov-1881 23-Mar-1960 New York columnist, The Conning Tower
Ken Adelman
Diplomat
9-Jun-1946   Deputy US Ambassador to the UN, 1981-83
Paul Adelstein
Actor
29-Apr-1969   Prison Break
Lou Adler
Business
13-Dec-1933   Dunhill and Ode Records
John Agar
Actor
31-Jan-1921 7-Apr-2002 Sands of Iwo Jima
Milton Ager
Songwriter
6-Oct-1893 6-May-1979 Ain't She Sweet
Larry Agran
Politician
2-Feb-1945   Twice Mayor of Irvine, California
Saul Alinsky
Activist
30-Jan-1909 12-Jun-1972 Rules for Radicals
Jonathan Alter
Columnist
6-Oct-1957   Newsweek Senior Editor
John Alvin
Actor
24-Oct-1917 27-Feb-2009 The Fighting Sullivans
Tom Amandes
Actor
9-Mar-1959   Dr. Harold Abbott on Everwood
Morey Amsterdam
Actor
14-Dec-1908 27-Oct-1996 The Dick Van Dyke Show
Merry Anders
Actor
22-May-1932   Young Fury
Elmer L. Andersen
Politician
17-Jun-1909 15-Nov-2004 Governor of Minnesota, 1961-63
Gillian Anderson
Actor
9-Aug-1968   Scully on The X-Files
Regina M. Anderson
Playwright
21-May-1901 5-Feb-1993 Climbing Jacob's Ladder
Robert O. Anderson
Business
13-Apr-1917 2-Dec-2007 CEO of ARCO, 1966-86
Stanley Andrews
Actor
28-Aug-1891 23-Jun-1969 Death Valley Days
Frank Annunzio
Politician
12-Jan-1915 8-Apr-2001 Congressman from Illinois, 1965-93
Michael Anthony
Bassist
20-Jun-1954   Bassist for Van Halen
Harry Antrim
Actor
27-Aug-1884 18-Jan-1967 Vaudevillian, Hollywood character actor
Lewis Arquette
Actor
14-Dec-1935 10-Feb-2001 Arquette patriarch
Patricia Arquette
Actor
8-Apr-1968   Allison Dubois on Medium
John Ashcroft
Politician
9-May-1942   US Attorney General, 2001-05
Jean M. Auel
Novelist
18-Feb-1936   The Clan of the Cave Bear
Bill Ayers
Activist
26-Dec-1944   Weather Underground
Reiko Aylesworth
Actor
9-Dec-1972   Michelle Dessler on 24
Barbara Bain
Actor
13-Sep-1931   Mission: Impossible and Space: 1999
Bob Bain
Musician
26-Jan-1924   Rockin' Rollin' Strollin'
LaVern Baker
Singer
11-Nov-1929 10-Mar-1997 Jim Dandy
Bob Balaban
Film Director
16-Aug-1945   Parents
Adam Baldwin
Actor
27-Feb-1962   Animal Mother in Full Metal Jacket
Carl Ballantine
Actor
27-Sep-1922 3-Nov-2009 Lester Gruber on McHale's Navy
Ike Barinholtz
Actor
18-Feb-1977   MADtv
Richard C. Barkley
Diplomat
23-Dec-1932   US Ambassador to East Germany, 1988-90
Barbara Barrie
Actor
23-May-1931   Mrs. Barney Miller
George Barris
Artist
1925   Designed the 1966 Batmobile
Charlene Barshefsky
Diplomat
11-Aug-1950   US Trade Representative, 1997-2001
Steve Bartman
Victim
c. 1977   Cubs fan, grasped for wrong baseball
William J. Bauer
Judge
15-Sep-1926   7th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1975-93
Herbert M. Baum
Business
6-Dec-1936   CEO of Dial Corporation, 2000-05
Jennifer Beals
Actor
19-Dec-1963   Flashdance
Melissa Bean
Politician
22-Jan-1962   Congresswoman from Illinois, 2005-11
John Beck
Actor
28-Jan-1943   Mark Graison on Dallas
Christopher B. Begley
Business
1952   CEO of Hospira
Darryl M. Bell
Actor
10-May-1963   Ron Johnson on A Different World
Rex Bell
Actor
16-Oct-1903 5-Jul-1962 Cowboy actor, Nevada politician
Ralph Bellamy
Actor
17-Jun-1904 29-Nov-1991 Trading Places
Jim Belushi
Comic
15-Jun-1954   According to Jim
John Belushi
Actor
24-Jan-1949 5-Mar-1982 Animal House
Peter B. Bensinger
Government
24-Mar-1936   DEA Administrator, 1976-81
Tom Berenger
Actor
31-May-1949   Platoon
Alan Berg
Radio Personality
Jan-1934 18-Jun-1984 Murdered radio host
Yung Berg
Rapper
9-Sep-1985   Chicago rapper
Edgar Bergen
Actor
16-Feb-1903 30-Sep-1978 Radio's greatest ventriloquist
Shelley Berman
Comic
3-Feb-1926   Inside Shelley Berman
Edward Bernds
Film Director
12-Jul-1905 20-May-2000 Return of the Fly
Michael Beschloss
Historian
30-Nov-1955   The Conquerors
Bruce A. Beutler
Biologist
29-Dec-1957   Lipopolysaccharide receptors
Charles Bidwill, Sr.
Football
16-Sep-1895 19-Apr-1947 Owner, Chicago Cardinals, 1933-47
Judy Biggert
Politician
15-Aug-1937   Congresswoman, Illinois 13th
Michael A. Bilandic
Politician
13-Feb-1923 16-Jan-2002 Mayor of Chicago, 1976-79
Andrew Bird
Singer/Songwriter
11-Jul-1973   The Mysterious Production of Eggs
John P. Birkelund
Business
23-Jun-1930   Chairman of Dillon Read, 1986-98
Cathleen Black
Business
26-Apr-1944   New York City Schools Chancellor, 2010-11
Michael Ian Black
Comic
12-Aug-1971   The State
Harry Blackstone
Magician
27-Sep-1885 16-Nov-1965 Vaudeville illusionist
Rod Blagojevich
Politician
10-Dec-1956   Governor of Illinois, 2003-09
Rosa Blasi
Actor
19-Dec-1972   Lu on Strong Medicine
Tempestt Bledsoe
Actor
1-Aug-1973   Vanessa Huxtable on The Cosby Show
Leonard Bloomfield
Linguist
1-Apr-1887 18-Apr-1949 Structural linguistics of Tagalog
Mike Bloomfield
Guitarist
28-Jul-1943 15-Feb-1981 Guitarist, Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Sidney Blumenthal
Government
6-Nov-1948   Advisor to Bill and Hillary Clinton
Samuel Bodman
Government
26-Nov-1938   US Secretary of Energy
Budd Boetticher
Film Director
29-Jul-1916 29-Nov-2001 Seven Men From Now
David Bohnett
Business
2-Apr-1956   GeoCities cofounder
Beulah Bondi
Actor
3-May-1888 1-Jan-1981 Make Way for Tomorrow
Alex Borstein
Comic
15-Feb-1971   Ms. Swan on MADtv
Tom Bosley
Actor
1-Oct-1927 19-Oct-2010 Dad on Happy Days
Lisa Boyle
Model
6-Aug-1964   Cover of October 1995 Playboy
Robert A. Bradtke
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Croatia
Da Brat
Rapper
14-Apr-1974   Potty-mouthed rapper chick
Andre Braugher
Actor
1-Jul-1962   Det. Pembleton on Homicide
Carol Moseley Braun
Politician
16-Aug-1947   First black female US Senator
Anthony Braxton
Jazz Musician
4-Jun-1945   Inventive jazz multi-instrumentalist
Aurelia E. Brazeal
Diplomat
24-Nov-1943   US Ambassador to Ethiopia, 2002-05
Edward A. Brennan
Business
16-Jan-1934 27-Dec-2007 CEO of Sears Roebuck, 1984-95
Bob Bryar
Drummer
31-Dec-1979   Ex-Drummer for My Chemical Romance
Hannibal Buress
Comic
4-Feb-1983   Stand-up comic, onetime SNL writer
Anne M. Burke
Judge
3-Feb-1944   Justice, Illinois Supreme Court
James Burnham
Author
22-Nov-1905 28-Jul-1987 The Managerial Revolution
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Novelist
1-Sep-1875 19-Mar-1950 Tarzan
Dick Butkus
Football
9-Dec-1942   Middle linebacker, Chicago Bears
Louis B. Butler, Jr.
Judge
15-Feb-1952   Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court
Paul Butterfield
Musician
17-Dec-1942 4-May-1987 Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Juanita Bynum
Religion
16-Jan-1959   Pentecostal televangelist
Jane Byrne
Politician
24-May-1934   Mayor of Chicago, 1979-83
Frank Caliendo
Comic
19-Jan-1974   MADtv
Louise Campbell
Actor
30-May-1911 5-Nov-1997 Bulldog Drummond Comes Back
Tom Campbell
Politician
14-Aug-1952   Congressman from California, 1995-2001
Tony Canadeo
Football
5-May-1919 29-Nov-2003 The Gray Ghost of Gonzaga
Vincent Canby
Critic
27-Jul-1924 15-Sep-2000 Film/Theater Critic, The New York Times
Philip Caputo
Author
10-Jun-1941   A Rumor of War
Stephen Carley
Business
c. 1952   CEO, El Pollo Loco
LeRoy T. Carlson
Business
15-May-1916   Founder of Telephone and Data Systems
Darleen Carr
Actor
12-Dec-1950   The Streets of San Francisco
Janet Carroll
Actor
24-Dec-1940 22-May-2012 Risky Business
T. C. Carson
Actor
19-Nov-1958   Kyle Barker on Living Single
Dan Castellaneta
Actor
29-Oct-1957   Voice of Homer Simpson
Thomas R. Cech
Chemist
8-Dec-1947   Proved enzyme role of RNA
Gene Cernan
Astronaut
14-Mar-1934   Last man on the moon (Apollo 17)
Exene Cervenka
Singer
1-Feb-1956   Vocalist for punk band X
Peter Cetera
Singer/Songwriter
13-Sep-1944   Lead singer, Chicago
Martin Chalfie
Scientist
1947   Green Fluorescent Protein
John Chancellor
Journalist
14-Jul-1927 12-Jul-1996 NBC Nightly News anchor
Gene Chandler
Singer
6-Jul-1937   Duke of Earl
Raymond Chandler
Author
23-Jul-1888 26-Mar-1959 Invented hard-boiled detective novel
Jay Chandrasekhar
Film Director
9-Apr-1968   Super Troopers
Maurice Cheeks
Basketball
8-Sep-1956   Head Coach, Philadelphia 76ers
Chris Chelios
Hockey
25-Jan-1962   Detroit Red Wings
Erwin Chemerinsky
Scholar
14-May-1953   Legal Scholar
Judy Chicago
Artist
20-Jul-1939   The Birth Project
Chip E
Music Producer
15-Mar-1966   Godfather of House
Anna Chlumsky
Actor
3-Dec-1980   My Girl
Audrey Christie
Actor
27-Jun-1912 19-Dec-1989 Broadway and TV actress
Sandra Cisneros
Author
20-Dec-1954   The House on Mango Street
Daniel Clark
Actor
14-Oct-1985   Degrassi: The Next Generation
Wesley Clark
Military
23-Dec-1944   Supreme Allied Commander, 1997-2000
Hillary Clinton
Politician
26-Oct-1947   US Secretary of State, 2009-13
Daniel Clowes
Cartoonist
14-Apr-1961   Eightball, Ghost World, David Boring
Lewis M. Collens
Educator
c. 1938   President of Illinois Tech, 1990-2007
George Washington Collins
Politician
5-Mar-1925 8-Dec-1972 Congressman from Illinois, 1970-72
Common
Rapper
13-Mar-1972   Jazz-rap performer
Douglas R. Conant
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Campbell Soup
Darlene Conley
Actor
18-Jul-1934 14-Jan-2007 The Bold and the Beautiful
Bart Conner
Gymnastics
28-Mar-1958   Olympic gymnast
George Connor
Football
21-Jan-1925 31-Mar-2003 Chicago Bears tackle, Hall of Famer
Robert Conrad
Actor
1-Mar-1929   Wild Wild West
Billy Corgan
Musician
17-Mar-1967   Lead singer of Smashing Pumpkins
Don Cornelius
TV Personality
27-Sep-1936 1-Feb-2012 Soul Train
William Edward Cousins
Religion
20-Aug-1902 14-Sep-1988 Archbishop of Milwaukee, 1958-77
James Gould Cozzens
Novelist
19-Aug-1903 9-Aug-1978 Guard of Honor
Daniel Crane
Politician
10-Jan-1936   Congressman from Illinois, 1979-85
Phil Crane
Politician
3-Nov-1930   Congressman from Illinois, 1969-2005
Jack Creley
Actor
6-Mar-1926 10-Mar-2004 Dr. Strangelove, Videodrome
Michael Crichton
Novelist
23-Oct-1942 4-Nov-2008 Jurassic Park
James W. Cronin
Physicist
29-Sep-1931   Time not necessarily reversible
James S. Crown
Business
25-Jun-1953   Henry Crown and Company
Lester Crown
Business
7-Jun-1925   CEO of Henry Crown & Co.
Susan Crown
Business
c. 1958   VP at Henry Crown and Company
Homer S. Cummings
Attorney
30-Apr-1870 10-Sep-1956 US Attorney General, 1933-39
Walter J. Cummings
Judge
29-Sep-1916 24-Apr-1999 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1966-99
Richard J. Daley
Politician
15-May-1902 20-Dec-1976 Mayor of Chicago, 1955-76
Richard M. Daley
Politician
24-Apr-1942   Mayor of Chicago, 1989-2011
William M. Daley
Government
8-Aug-1948   White House Chief of Staff, 2011-12
Lisa Darr
Actor
21-Apr-1963   Jane McPherson on Popular
Frankie Darro
Actor
22-Dec-1917 25-Dec-1976 The Phantom Empire
Justin Dart, Jr.
Activist
29-Aug-1930 22-Jun-2002 Father of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Andrew Davis
Film Director
21-Nov-1946   The Fugitive
Clifton Davis
Actor
4-Oct-1945   That's My Mama
Gordon J. Davis
Attorney
7-Aug-1941   Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf
Peter De Vries
Novelist
27-Feb-1910 28-Sep-1993 The Tunnel of Love
Bruce DeMars
Military
3-Jun-1935   Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion
William Dembski
Religion
18-Jul-1960   Intelligent Design proponent
Bruce Dern
Actor
4-Jun-1936   Silent Running
Edward J. Derwinski
Politician
15-Sep-1926 15-Jan-2012 US Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 1989-92
Laura Devon
Actor
23-May-1931 19-Jul-2007 Red Line 7000
Adrian W. DeWind
Attorney
1-Dec-1913 7-Aug-2009 Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
Dennis DeYoung
Singer/Songwriter
18-Feb-1947   Former lead singer, Styx
Diablo Cody
Author
14-Jun-1978   Candy Girl
Philip K. Dick
Novelist
16-Dec-1928 2-Mar-1982 Blade Runner
Robert Sherwood Dillon
Diplomat
7-Jan-1929   US Ambassador to Lebanon, 1981-83
Paul Dinello
Comic
28-Nov-1962   Geoffrey Jellineck on Strangers with Candy
Roy O. Disney
Business
24-Jun-1893 20-Dec-1971 Walt Disney's brother
Walt Disney
Business
5-Dec-1901 15-Dec-1966 Founder of Disney empire
Bernardine Dohrn
Activist
12-Jan-1942   Weather Underground leader
James L. Doti
Educator
26-Sep-1946   President of Chapman University
Mike Douglas
Talk Show Host
11-Aug-1925 11-Aug-2006 The Mike Douglas Show
Suzzanne Douglas
Actor
12-Apr-1957   Jeri Peterson on The Parent Hood
Brian Doyle-Murray
Comic
31-Oct-1945   SNL
Robert Drivas
Actor
21-Nov-1938 29-Jun-1986 Bad Habits
Adolph Dubs
Diplomat
4-Aug-1920 14-Feb-1979 US Ambassador to Afghanistan, 1978-79
Arne Duncan
Educator
6-Nov-1964   US Secretary of Education
Michael Clarke Duncan
Actor
10-Dec-1957 3-Sep-2012 The Green Mile
Kevin Dunn
Actor
26-Feb-1956   American character actor
Nora Dunn
Comic
29-Apr-1952   SNL alumna
Finley Peter Dunne
Author
10-Jul-1867 24-Apr-1936 Creator of Mr. Dooley
Martin P. Durkin
Government
18-Mar-1894 19-Jan-1955 US Secretary of Labor, 1953
Christine Ebersole
Actor
21-Feb-1953   Rachel Gunn, RN
James Eckhouse
Actor
14-Feb-1955   Jim Walsh on Beverly Hills, 90210
Lee Edwards
Historian
1-Dec-1932   Conservative historian
Jennifer Egan
Novelist
6-Sep-1962   A Visit from the Goon Squad
Stuart Eizenstat
Diplomat
15-Jan-1943   US Ambassador to the EU, 1993-96
Daniel Ellsberg
Government
7-Apr-1931   Pentagon Papers source
Rahm Emanuel
Politician
29-Nov-1959   Mayor of Chicago
John Erlenborn
Politician
8-Feb-1927 30-Oct-2005 Congressman from Illinois, 1965-84
John Erman
Film Director
3-Aug-1935   Scarlett
Phil Everly
Musician
19-Jan-1939   The Everly Brothers
Patricia O. Ewers
Educator
22-Jul-1935   President of Pace University, 1990-2000
Daniel A. Farber
Educator
16-Jul-1950   Retained by the People
Dennis Farina
Actor
29-Feb-1944   Ray Barboni in Get Shorty
Mimsy Farmer
Actor
28-Feb-1945   Hot Rods to Hell
James T. Farrell
Novelist
27-Feb-1904 22-Aug-1979 Studs Lonigan trilogy
Maureen A. Fay
Educator
c. 1934   President, University of Detroit Mercy, 1990-2004
Edwin Feulner
Activist
12-Aug-1941   Heritage Foundation founder
Lupe Fiasco
Rapper
16-Feb-1982   Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor
Marshall Field III
Business
28-Sep-1893 8-Nov-1956 Founder of the Chicago Sun-Times
Mark Filip
Government
1-Jun-1966   US Deputy Attorney General
Vivian Fine
Composer
28-Sep-1913 20-Mar-2000 Drama for Orchestra
Karen Finley
Artist
7-Mar-1956   Yam-slathering performance artist
Bobby Fischer
Chess Player
9-Mar-1943 18-Jan-2008 Eccentric chess grandmaster
Thomas R. Fitzgerald
Judge
c. 1941   Justice, Illinois Supreme Court
Michael Flanagan
Politician
9-Nov-1962   Congressman from Illinois, 1995-97
Michael Flatley
Dancer
16-Jul-1958   Lord of the Dance
John Flynn
Film Director
14-Mar-1932 4-Apr-2007 Brainscan
Neil Flynn
Actor
13-Nov-1960   The Janitor on Scrubs
Betty Ford
First Lady
8-Apr-1918 8-Jul-2011 Former First Lady, founded Betty Ford Center
Harrison Ford
Actor
13-Jul-1942   Han Solo in Star Wars
Bob Fosse
Choreographer
23-Jun-1927 23-Sep-1987 Choreographer
Melvin Frank
Screenwriter
13-Aug-1913 13-Oct-1988 A Touch of Class
Don Franklin
Actor
14-Dec-1960   Cmdr. Jonathan Ford on Seaquest DSV
Cassidy Freeman
Actor
22-Apr-1982   Tess Mercer on Smallville
Kathleen Freeman
Actor
17-Feb-1919 23-Aug-2001 Gen. Burkhalter's sister
Paul Frees
Actor
22-Jun-1920 2-Nov-1986 The Man of a Thousand Voices
William Friedkin
Film Director
29-Aug-1935   The Exorcist
Jerome I. Friedman
Physicist
28-Mar-1930   Verified existence of quarks
Kinky Friedman
Musician
31-Oct-1944   Texas Jewboy
Francis Fukuyama
Author
27-Oct-1952   The End of History and the Last Man
George Furth
Playwright
14-Dec-1932 11-Aug-2008 Company
John Wayne Gacy
Criminal
17-Mar-1942 10-May-1994 28 dead boys in his crawlspace
Eddie Gaedel
Baseball
8-Jun-1925 18-Jun-1961 Dwarf MLB player
Christopher B. Galvin
Business
21-Mar-1950   CEO of Motorola, 1995-2003
Mason Gamble
Actor
16-Jan-1986   Dennis the Menace
Aimee Garcia
Actor
28-Nov-1978   Marisa Benez on Trauma
Merrick B. Garland
Judge
13-Nov-1952   US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
Jeff Garlin
Actor
5-Jun-1962   Jeff Greene on Curb Your Enthusiasm
Charles Gatewood
Photographer
1942   Photographer of the unusual
Mitzi Gaynor
Actor
4-Sep-1931   South Pacific
Jason Gedrick
Actor
7-Feb-1965   Promised Land
Larry Gelbart
Film/TV Producer
25-Feb-1928 11-Sep-2009 M*A*S*H
Francis Cardinal George
Religion
16-Jan-1937   Catholic Archbishop of Chicago
David Gerrold
Novelist
24-Jan-1944   The Martian Child
Malcolm Gets
Actor
28-Dec-1964   Caroline in the City
Georgie Anne Geyer
Journalist
2-Apr-1935   Foreign correspondent turned columnist
Sam Giancana
Criminal
24-May-1908 19-Jun-1975 Chicago Mafia boss, 1957-66
Marla Gibbs
Actor
14-Jun-1931   Florence on The Jeffersons
Barry Gifford
Author
18-Oct-1946   Wild at Heart
Douglas H. Ginsburg
Judge
25-May-1946   US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
Jon Glaser
Actor
20-Jun-1968   Delocated
George Gobel
Comic
20-May-1919 24-Feb-1991 Hollywood Square
Louise K. Goeser
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Ford Mexico
Albert Goldbarth
Poet
31-Jan-1948   The most prolific modern poet
Arthur J. Goldberg
Judge
8-Aug-1908 19-Jan-1990 Supreme Court Justice, 1962-65
Arlene Golonka
Actor
23-Jan-1939   Millie Swanson in Mayberry RFD
Benny Goodman
Jazz Musician
30-May-1909 13-Jun-1986 Bespectacled jazz clarinetist
Shira D. Goodman
Business
c. 1961   EVP at Staples
Phil Gordon
Politician
18-Apr-1951   Mayor of Phoenix
Stuart Gordon
Film Director
11-Aug-1947   Re-Animator
Edward Gorey
Author
22-Feb-1925 15-Apr-2000 Amphigorey
Slade Gorton
Politician
8-Jan-1928   US Senator from Washington, 1981-2001
Robert Gottschalk
Inventor
12-Mar-1918 3-Jun-1982 Wide-screen motion picture technology
Bonita Granville
Actor
2-Feb-1923 11-Oct-1988 These Three
Sebastian de Grazia
Author
11-Aug-1917 31-Dec-2000 Machiavelli in Hell
Shecky Greene
Comic
8-Apr-1926   Chicago nightclub comic
Wilton D. Gregory
Religion
7-Dec-1947   Catholic Archbishop of Atlanta
Tom Gries
Film Director
20-Dec-1922 3-Jan-1977 Breakheart Pass
Charles B. Griffith
Screenwriter
23-Sep-1930 28-Sep-2007 Little Shop of Horrors
Mary Gross
Actor
25-Mar-1953   Saturday Night Live
Michael Gross
Actor
21-Jun-1947   The dad in Family Ties
Brandon Grove
Diplomat
8-Apr-1929   US Ambassador to Zaire, 1984-87
John Gunther
Journalist
30-Aug-1901 29-May-1970 Inside Europe
Luis Gutierrez
Politician
10-Dec-1953   Congressman, Illinois 4th
Gary Gygax
Inventor
27-Jul-1938 4-Mar-2008 Co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons
Jean Hagen
Actor
3-Aug-1923 29-Aug-1977 Singin' in the Rain
Kevin Hagen
Actor
3-Apr-1928 9-Jul-2005 Little House on the Prairie
George Halas
Football
2-Feb-1895 31-Oct-1983 Founder of the Chicago Bears
George Ellery Hale
Astronomer
29-Jun-1868 21-Feb-1938 Palomar Observatory founder, astronomer
Lani Hall
Musician
6-Nov-1948   The voice of Brasil '66
Victor Halperin
Film Director
24-Aug-1895 17-May-1983 White Zombie
Dorothy Hamill
Figure Skating
26-Jul-1956   Olympic figure skater, gold medal 1976
Fred Hampton, Sr.
Activist
30-Aug-1948 4-Dec-1969 Black Panther leader assassinated by police
Herbie Hancock
Jazz Musician
12-Apr-1940   Innovative jazz/fusion composer and pianist
Daryl Hannah
Actor
3-Dec-1960   Splash
Lorraine Hansberry
Playwright
19-May-1930 12-Jan-1965 A Raisin in the Sun
Robert Hanssen
Spy
18-Apr-1944   Russian mole inside the FBI
John Marshall Harlan
Judge
20-May-1899 29-Dec-1971 US Supreme Court Justice, 1955-71
Deborah Harmon
Actor
8-May-1951   Elizabeth Lubbock on Just the Ten of Us
Jessica Harper
Actor
10-Oct-1949   Suspiria and My Favorite Year
Robin Harris
Comic
30-Aug-1953 18-Mar-1990 Bébé's Kids
Steve Harris
Actor
3-Dec-1965   The Practice
Wood Harris
Actor
17-Oct-1969   Avon Barksdale in The Wire
Dolores Hart
Actor
20-Oct-1938   Where the Boys Are
Donny Hathaway
Singer
1-Oct-1945 13-Jan-1979 Where Is The Love?
Reggie Hayes
Actor
15-Jul-1969   William Jerome Dent on Girlfriends
Sean Hayes
Actor
26-Jun-1970   Jack McFarland on Will & Grace
Nan Hayworth
Politician
14-Dec-1959   Congresswoman, New York 19th
James J. Heckman
Economist
19-Apr-1944   Statistical analysis of individual and household behavior
Bobby "The Brain" Heenan
Wrestling
1-Nov-1940   Former pro wrestler, manager
Christie Hefner
Business
8-Nov-1952   CEO of Playboy, 1988-2009
Hugh Hefner
Publisher
9-Apr-1926   Founder, Playboy magazine
Cecil Heftel
Politician
30-Sep-1924 5-Feb-2010 Congressman from Hawaii, 1977-86
Rickey Henderson
Baseball
25-Dec-1958   Man of Steal
Marilu Henner
Actor
6-Apr-1952   Taxi
Paul B. Henry
Politician
9-Jul-1942 31-Jul-1993 Congressman from Michigan, 1985-93
Herblock
Cartoonist
13-Oct-1909 7-Oct-2001 Editorial Cartoonist, The Washington Post
Seymour Hersh
Journalist
8-Apr-1937   Uncovered the My Lai Massacre
Edgar W. Hiestand
Politician
3-Dec-1888 19-Aug-1970 Congressman from California, 1953-63
John P. Hiler
Politician
24-Apr-1953   Congressman from Indiana, 1981-91
David D. Hiller
Publisher
12-Jun-1953   LA Times publisher, 2006-08
Mellody Hobson
Business
3-Apr-1969   President of Ariel Capital Management
Susan Hockfield
Educator
24-Mar-1951   President of MIT
Isabella Hoffman
Actor
11-Dec-1958   Capt. Russert on Homicide
Skip Homeier
Actor
5-Oct-1930   Halls of Montezuma
Henry Horner
Politician
30-Nov-1878 6-Oct-1940 Governor of Illinois, 1933-40
H. Robert Horvitz
Scientist
8-May-1947   Genetic regulation of organ development
Charles W. Hostler
Diplomat
12-Dec-1919   US Ambassador to Bahrain, 1989-93
Terrence Howard
Actor
11-Mar-1969   Hustle & Flow
Erica Hubbard
Actor
2-Jan-1979   Lincoln Heights
Jennifer Hudson
Actor
12-Sep-1981   Dreamgirls
Bonnie Hunt
Actor
22-Sep-1961   Life with Bonnie
Marsha Hunt
Actor
17-Oct-1917   Johnny Got His Gun
Michael P. Huseby
Business
c. 1954   CFO of Cablevision
Henry Hyde
Politician
18-Apr-1924 29-Nov-2007 Congressman from Illinois, 1975-2007
NO I.D.
Musician
?   Hip-hop producer and artist
George Jackson
Criminal
23-Sep-1941 21-Aug-1971 Soledad Brother
Mel Jackson
Actor
13-Oct-1970   Agent Morton on DAG
Donald P. Jacobs
Economist
22-Jun-1927   Dean of the Kellogg School, 1975-2001
Peter Jacobson
Actor
24-Mar-1965   Dr. Chris Taub on House
Janet Jagan
Head of State
20-Oct-1920 28-Mar-2009 President of Guyana, 1997-99
Joni James
Singer
22-Sep-1930   Why Don't You Believe Me?
Bill Janklow
Politician
13-Sep-1939 12-Jan-2012 Congressman and Governor of South Dakota
James M. Jenness
Business
15-May-1946   CEO of Kellogg, 2005-06
Jeremih
Rapper
17-Jul-1987   Birthday Sex
Donald Johanson
Anthropologist
28-Jun-1943   Discovered "Lucy" fossils
Lynn-Holly Johnson
Figure Skating
13-Dec-1958   Ice Castles
Nancy Johnson
Politician
5-Jan-1935   Congresswoman from Connecticut, 1983-2007
Sheila Crump Johnson
Business
1949   Billionaire
Suzanne Nora Johnson
Business
14-May-1957   Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs, 2004-07
Jay Johnston
Comic
22-Oct-1968   Mr. Show with Bob and David
Howard P. Jones
Diplomat
2-Jan-1899 Sep-1973 US Ambassador to Indonesia, 1958-65
Quincy Jones
Music Producer
14-Mar-1933   Musician, Composer, Producer
Rickie Lee Jones
Musician
8-Nov-1954   Chuck E's in Love
Sam J. Jones
Actor
12-Aug-1954   Flash Gordon
Stanley Jordan
Guitarist
31-Jul-1959   Touch-technique guitarist
Burton Joseph
Attorney
23-May-1930 31-Mar-2010 First Amendment lawyer
Jon Jost
Film Director
16-May-1943   All the Vermeers in New York
John B. Judis
Author
c. 1941   The Emerging Democratic Majority
Curtis Kamman
Diplomat
15-Jan-1939   US Ambassador to Colombia, 1997-2000
Arnold Kanter
Government
27-Feb-1945 10-Apr-2010 Under Secy. of State for Political Affairs, 1991-93
Bruce Karatz
Business
1945   CEO of KB Home, 1986-2006
Fred Karlin
Musician
16-Jun-1936 26-Mar-2004 Won Oscar for For All We Know
Phil Karlson
Film Director
2-Jul-1908 12-Dec-1985 Walking Tall
Philip Kaufman
Film Director
23-Oct-1936   The Right Stuff
Edward J. Kelly
Politician
1-May-1876 20-Oct-1950 Mayor of Chicago, 1933-47
R. Kelly
Musician
8-Jan-1967   Trapped In The Closet
Ethel Kennedy
Relative
11-Apr-1928   Robert F. Kennedy's widow
Madge Kennedy
Actor
19-Apr-1891 9-Jun-1987 The Marrying Kind
Patrick F. Kennedy
Government
?   Under Secy. State, Management
Martin H. Kennelly
Politician
11-Aug-1887 29-Nov-1961 Mayor of Chicago, 1947-55
James C. Kenny
Diplomat
c. 1954   US Ambassador to Ireland, 2003-06
Robert O. Keohane
Scholar
3-Oct-1941   After Hegemony
Joseph Kernan
Politician
8-Apr-1946   Governor of Indiana, 2003-05
Otto Kerner
Politician
15-Aug-1908 9-May-1976 Governor of Illinois, 1961-68
Johnny Kerr
Basketball
17-Jul-1932 26-Feb-2009 Chicago Bulls coach, commentator
Brian Kerwin
Actor
25-Oct-1949   Murphy's Romance
T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh
Actor
13-Oct-1962   Tonya Baxter on That's So Raven
Richard Kiley
Actor
31-Mar-1922 5-Mar-1999 Man of La Mancha
Dorothy Kilgallen
Columnist
3-Jul-1913 8-Nov-1965 What's My Line?
Cleve L. Killingsworth
Business
5-Jun-1952   Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts
James M. Kilts
Business
10-Feb-1948   CEO of Gillette, 2001-05
Melvyn N. Klein
Attorney
c. 1941   GKH Partners LP
Douglas W. Kmiec
Scholar
24-Sep-1951   US Ambassador to Malta
Walter Koenig
Actor
14-Sep-1936   Chekov on Star Trek
Mort Kondracke
Columnist
28-Apr-1939   Tolerated by Fox, McLaughlin
Dave Kopay
Football
28-Jun-1942   The Dave Kopay Story
Harvey Korman
Comic
15-Feb-1927 29-May-2008 The Carol Burnett Show
Sidney Korshak
Attorney
6-Jun-1907 20-Jan-1996 The Mob's man in Hollywood
Bud Krogh
Government
3-Aug-1939   Nixon's plumbers
Gene Krupa
Drummer
15-Jan-1909 16-Oct-1973 Pioneering drummer
Mike Krzyzewski
Basketball
13-Feb-1947   Duke Head Coach
Irv Kupcinet
Columnist
31-Jul-1912 10-Nov-2003 Kup's Column
Mercedes Lackey
Novelist
24-Jun-1950   Valdemar series
Frankie Laine
Singer
30-Mar-1913 6-Feb-2007 Moonlight Gambler, Rawhide
Jessie Royce Landis
Actor
25-Nov-1896 2-Nov-1972 North by Northwest
John Landis
Film Director
3-Aug-1950   An American Werewolf in London
Sidney Lanfield
Film Director
30-Apr-1898 20-Jun-1972 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Sherry Lansing
Business
31-Jul-1944   Former Paramount executive
Ring Lardner, Jr.
Playwright
19-Aug-1915 31-Oct-2000 Screenwriter, M*A*S*H
Nella Larsen
Novelist
13-Apr-1891 30-Mar-1964 Quicksand
Norm Larsen
Inventor
1923 Dec-1970 WD-40
Johnny Lattner
Football
24-Oct-1932   Winner, 1953 Heisman Trophy
Fritz Leiber
Actor
31-Jan-1882 14-Oct-1949 Shakespearean actor
Fritz Leiber
Author
24-Dec-1910 5-Sep-1992 Ship of Shadows
Mark Lenard
Actor
15-Oct-1924 22-Nov-1996 Ambassador Sarek on Star Trek
Harry Lennix
Actor
16-Nov-1964   Boyd Langton on Dollhouse
Thomas Lennon
Actor
9-Aug-1970   Reno 911!, The State
Robert Z. Leonard
Film Director
7-Oct-1889 27-Aug-1968 The Divorcee
Richard A. Lerner
Biologist
28-Aug-1938   Scripps Research Institute
Edward H. Levi
Government
26-Jun-1911 7-Mar-2000 US Attorney General, 1975-77
Daniel B. Levin
Government
4-Mar-1956   Justice Department attorney
Meyer Levin
Novelist
8-Oct-1905 9-Jul-1981 Compulsion
Marv Levy
Football
3-Aug-1925   NFL, CFL, and NCAA coach
Ramsey Lewis
Jazz Musician
27-May-1935   Ramsey Lewis Trio
Jennifer Lien
Actor
24-Aug-1974   Kes on Star Trek: Voyager
Susan L. Lindquist
Biologist
5-Jun-1949   Protein folding
Art Linson
Film/TV Producer
16-Mar-1942   Where the Buffalo Roam
Bill Lipinski
Politician
22-Dec-1937   Congressman from Illinois, 1983-2005
Dan Lipinski
Politician
15-Jul-1966   Congressman, Illinois 3rd
Jerome Edward Listecki
Religion
12-Mar-1949   Catholic Archbishop of Milwaukee
Nils Lofgren
Guitarist
21-Jun-1951   Guitarist solo and with Bruce Springsteen
Richard Long
Actor
17-Dec-1927 21-Dec-1974 Jarrod Barkley on The Big Valley
Alison Lurie
Novelist
3-Sep-1926   Foreign Affairs
Robert Luskin
Attorney
21-Jan-1950   Karl Rove's lawyer
Fred Lynn
Baseball
3-Feb-1952   American League MVP 1975
Bernie Mac
Comic
5-Oct-1957 9-Aug-2008 The Bernie Mac Show
Gary E. MacDougal
Business
c. 1936   CEO of Mark Controls, 1969-87
Harriet MacGibbon
Actor
5-Oct-1905 8-Feb-1987 Mrs. Drysdale on Beverly Hillbillies
Amy Madigan
Actor
11-Sep-1950   Places in the Heart
John W. Madigan
Business
7-Jun-1937   CEO of Tribune Co., 1995-2002
Michael Madsen
Actor
25-Sep-1958   Reservoir Dogs' Mr. Blonde
Virginia Madsen
Actor
11-Sep-1961   Dune to Sideways
Jock Mahoney
Actor
7-Feb-1919 14-Dec-1989 Yancy Derringer
Karl Malden
Actor
22-Mar-1912 1-Jul-2009 Streets of San Francisco
Michael E. Malinowski
Diplomat
1948   US Ambassador to Nepal, 2001-04
Dorothy Malone
Actor
30-Jan-1925   Written on the Wind
Irvin W. Maloney
Business
c. 1930   Dataproducts Corporation
Charles T. Manatt
Attorney
9-Jun-1936 22-Jul-2011 DNC Chairman, 1981-85
Larry Manetti
Actor
23-Jul-1947   Rick on Magnum, P.I.
Michael Mann
Film Director
5-Feb-1943   Manhunter
Nick Manning
Pornstar
28-May-1967   Droppin' loads!
Joe Mantegna
Actor
13-Nov-1947   David Rossi on Criminal Minds
Ray Manzarek
Musician
12-Feb-1939   Keyboardist for The Doors
Lynn Margulis
Biologist
5-Mar-1935 22-Nov-2011 Origin of eukaryotic organelles
Harry M. Markowitz
Economist
24-Aug-1927   Portfolio theory
Kenneth Mars
Actor
14-Apr-1936 12-Feb-2011 The Producers
George E. Marshall
Film Director
29-Dec-1891 17-Feb-1975 Destry Rides Again
Joan Marshall
Actor
9-Jun-1931 28-Jun-1992 Homicidal
William Marshall
Actor
2-Oct-1917 8-Jun-1994 State Fair
R. Eden Martin
Attorney
1940   Former Partner, Sidley Austin
Lauro Martines
Historian
22-Nov-1927   The Social World of the Florentine Humanists
Ron Masak
Actor
1-Jul-1936   Sheriff Metzger on Murder She Wrote
Mary Matalin
Politician
19-Aug-1953   Political creature
Scott M. Matheson
Politician
8-Jan-1929 7-Oct-1990 Governor of Utah, 1977-85
Julian May
Novelist
10-Jul-1931   Galactic Milieu Trilogy
Curtis Mayfield
Musician
3-Jun-1942 26-Dec-1999 Superfly soundtrack
George L. Mazanec
Business
c. 1937   Vice Chairman of PanEnergy, 1989-96
Chi McBride
Actor
23-Sep-1961   Steven Harper on Boston Public
Jenny McCarthy
Model
1-Nov-1972   Early-nineties Playboy model, Singled Out
Mike McCormack
Football
21-Jun-1930   NFL Hall of Famer, coach
Robert McCormick
Business
30-Jul-1880 1-Apr-1955 Xenophobe in the Tribune Tower
James McDermott
Politician
28-Dec-1936   Congressman, Washington 7th
James A. McDivitt
Astronaut
10-Jun-1929   Commander, Gemini 4 and Apollo 9
Frances McDormand
Actor
23-Jun-1957   Fargo and Wonder Boys
Ronald A. McDougall
Business
12-Aug-1942   Brinker International, 1983-2004
James D. McGee
Diplomat
1949   US Ambassador to Zimbabwe
Aaron McGruder
Cartoonist
29-May-1974   Boondocks comic strip
Roger McGuinn
Musician
13-Jul-1942   Singer/guitarist for The Byrds
Andrew J. McKenna
Business
17-Sep-1929   Owner of Schwarz Paper
Denny McLain
Baseball
29-Mar-1944   Cy Young Award winner, embezzler
Mary Ann G. McMorrow
Judge
16-Jan-1930 23-Feb-2013 Illinois Chief Justice, 2002-06
Donovan McNabb
Football
25-Nov-1976   Long-time NFL Quarterback
Barbara McNair
Singer
4-Mar-1934 4-Feb-2007 You're Gonna Love My Baby
John McNaughton
Film Director
13-Jan-1950   Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
Jimmy McPartland
Jazz Musician
15-May-1907 13-Mar-1991 Chicago jazz cornetist
Ryan McPartlin
Actor
3-Jul-1975   Devon Woodcomb on Chuck
John W. Meriwether
Business
10-Aug-1947   Long-Term Capital Management
Bob Miller
Politician
30-Mar-1945   Governor of Nevada, 1989-99
Jack R. Miller
Politician
6-Jun-1916 29-Aug-1994 US Senator from Iowa, 1961-73
Perry Miller
Historian
25-Feb-1905 9-Dec-1963 The New England Mind
Thomas J. Miller
Diplomat
1948   US Ambassador to Greece, 2001-04
Alley Mills
Actor
9-May-1951   Norma Arnold on The Wonder Years
Donna Mills
Actor
11-Dec-1940   Play Misty for Me
Vincente Minnelli
Film Director
28-Feb-1903 25-Jul-1986 The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Hyman Minsky
Economist
23-Sep-1919 25-Oct-1996 Inherently unstable markets
Jami Miscik
Government
c. 1958   Global Head of Sovereign Risk, Lehman Bros.
Joan Mitchell
Painter
12-Feb-1925 30-Oct-1992 Abstract Expressionist
Kel Mitchell
Actor
25-Aug-1978   Good Burger, Mystery Men
Roscoe Mitchell
Musician
3-Aug-1940   Founder of The Art Ensemble of Chicago
Harriet Monroe
Poet
23-Dec-1860 26-Sep-1936 Founder of Poetry magazine
Clayton Moore
Actor
14-Sep-1914 28-Dec-1999 The Lone Ranger
Patrick J. Moore
Business
7-Sep-1954   CEO of Smurfit-Stone Container
Stanford Moore
Chemist
4-Sep-1913 23-Aug-1982 Amino-acid analyzer
Stephen Moore
Activist
16-Feb-1960   Club for Growth
James M. Moran
Business
8-Aug-1918 24-Apr-2007 JM Family Enterprises
Lee Moran
Actor
23-Jun-1888 24-Apr-1961 American character actor
Polly Moran
Actor
28-Jun-1883 25-Jan-1952 Adam's Rib
Terry Moran
Journalist
9-Dec-1959   ABC White House Correspondent
Trevor Morgan
Actor
26-Nov-1986   Jurassic Park III
Jennifer Morrison
Actor
12-Apr-1979   Dr. Cameron on House, MD
Karen Morrow
Singer
15-Dec-1936   Sing, Muse!
Willard Motley
Author
14-Jul-1909 4-Mar-1965 The original Bud Billiken
Ben R. Mottelson
Physicist
9-Jul-1926   Determined shapes of nuclei
Markos Moulitsas
Blogger
11-Sep-1971   Daily Kos webmaster
Joel Mowbray
Columnist
?   Dangerous Diplomacy
Martin Mull
Comic
18-Aug-1943   Fernwood Tonight
John Musker
Film Director
8-Nov-1953   Aladdin
Baby Face Nelson
Criminal
6-Dec-1908 27-Nov-1934 Public Enemy Number One
Ted Nelson
Computer Programmer
17-Jun-1937   Hypertext pioneer, Xanadu
Eliot Ness
Government
19-Apr-1903 16-May-1957 Treasury Agent, The Untouchables
Constance Berry Newman
Government
8-Jul-1935   US Asst. Secy. of State for Africa, 2004-05
Marisol Nichols
Actor
2-Nov-1973   Nadia Yassir on 24
Greg Nickels
Politician
7-Aug-1955   Mayor of Seattle
Arthur C. Nielsen
Business
5-Sep-1897 1-Jun-1980 Founder of A.C. Nielsen ratings company
Alexa Nikolas
Actor
4-Apr-1992   Nicole Bristow on Zoey 101
Agnes Nixon
Film/TV Producer
10-Dec-1927   Daytime soap operas
Ken Nordine
Radio Personality
19-Jan-1920   Word Jazz
John Norman
Author
3-Jun-1931   Chronicles of Gor
Frank Norris
Novelist
5-Mar-1870 25-Oct-1902 The Octopus
Kim Novak
Actor
13-Feb-1933   Vertigo doppelganger
Jay Novello
Actor
22-Aug-1904 2-Sep-1982 The Lost World
George M. O'Brien
Politician
17-Jun-1917 18-Jul-1986 Congressman from Illinois, 1973-86
Donald O'Connor
Actor
28-Aug-1925 27-Sep-2003 Singin' in the Rain
Kevin J. O'Connor
Actor
15-Nov-1963   Candy Mountain
Tim O'Connor
Actor
3-Jul-1927   Elliot Carson on Peyton Place
Anita O'Day
Singer/Songwriter
18-Oct-1919 23-Nov-2006 Feminine master of scat
Michael O'Hare
Actor
6-May-1952 28-Sep-2012 Jeffrey Sinclair on Babylon 5
Jim O'Heir
Actor
4-Feb-1962   Jerry Gergich on Parks and Recreation
Matt O'Leary
Actor
6-Jul-1987   Mom's Got a Date with a Vampire
Jim O'Rourke
Musician
18-Jan-1969   Rock/avant-garde composer and producer
Michelle Obama
First Lady
17-Jan-1964   Wife of Barack Obama
James R. Olin
Politician
28-Feb-1920 29-Jul-2006 Congressman from Virginia, 1983-93
Ken Olin
Actor
30-Jul-1954   Michael Steadman on thirtysomething
Fred Olivi
Military
16-Jan-1922 8-Apr-2004 Co-pilot of Nagasaki bombing
Elder Olson
Critic
9-Mar-1909 25-Jul-1992 Critics and Criticism
Russell Olson
Politician
19-Feb-1924 14-Apr-2010 Lt. Governor of Wisconsin, 1979-83
Ted Olson
Government
11-Sep-1940   US Solicitor General, 2001-04
Suze Orman
Author
5-Jun-1951   The Road to Wealth
David D. Orr
Politician
4-Oct-1944   Cook County Clerk
Ray Ozzie
Computer Programmer
20-Nov-1955   Microsoft Chief Software Architect
William S. Paley
Business
28-Sep-1901 26-Oct-1990 Chairman of CBS, 1946-83
Norman Panama
Screenwriter
21-Apr-1914 13-Jan-2003 The Court Jester
Karyn Parsons
Actor
9-Aug-1968   Hilary Banks on Fresh Prince
John Dos Passos
Author
14-Jan-1896 28-Sep-1970 U.S.A. Trilogy
Mandy Patinkin
Actor
30-Nov-1952   Dead Like Me
Deval Patrick
Politician
31-Jul-1956   Governor of Massachusetts
Alicia Patterson
Business
15-Oct-1906 2-Jul-1963 Founder of Newsday
Cissy Patterson
Business
7-Nov-1881 24-Jul-1948 First female newspaper publisher
Joseph Medill Patterson
Business
6-Jan-1879 26-May-1946 Founder of New York Daily News
Tom Paxton
Singer/Songwriter
31-Oct-1937   Rambling Boy
Anthony Pellicano
Business
22-Mar-1944   Hollywood private eye
Michael Peña
Actor
13-Jan-1976   Crash
Irna Phillips
Film/TV Producer
1-Jul-1901 23-Dec-1973 Queen of soap operas
Mark Pincus
Business
13-Feb-1966   Founder of Zynga
Edward J. Piszek
Business
24-Oct-1916 27-Mar-2004 Co-founder of Mrs. Paul's frozen foods
Bill Plante
Journalist
14-Jan-1938   CBS White House correspondent
Ernest Poole
Novelist
23-Jan-1880 10-Jan-1950 His Family
Ron Popeil
Business
3-May-1935   Ginsu knives, Mr. Microphone
Trevor Potter
Attorney
24-Oct-1955   FEC Commissioner, 1991-95
Penny Pritzker
Business
1959   Founder, Hyatt Classic Residence
David T. Prosser, Jr.
Judge
24-Dec-1942   Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court
Kirby Puckett
Baseball
14-Mar-1960 6-Mar-2006 Minnesota Twins Hall of Famer
Danny Pudi
Actor
10-Mar-1979   Abed Nadir on Community
CM Punk
Wrestling
26-Oct-1978   WWE and ECW wrestler
Hilary Putnam
Philosopher
31-Jul-1926   Philosophy of Mind
Maeve Quinlan
Actor
16-Nov-1964   South of Nowhere
Arthur W. Radford
Military
27-Feb-1896 17-Aug-1973 Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1953-57
Sendhil Ramamurthy
Actor
17-May-1974   Mohinder Suresh on Heroes
Harold Ramis
Comic
21-Nov-1944   Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters
Bill Rancic
Author
16-May-1971   Winner of The Apprentice, self-help author
Betsy Randle
Actor
24-Jun-1955   Amy Matthews on Boy Meets World
Lou Rawls
Singer
1-Dec-1935 6-Jan-2006 Silky-voiced jazz/soul singer
Lisa Raye
Actor
23-Sep-1966   All of Us
Grote Reber
Astronomer
22-Dec-1911 20-Dec-2002 First radio astronomer
Cordell Reed
Business
26-Mar-1938   Former Senior VP, ComEd
John S. Reed
Business
1939   CEO of Citibank, 1984-2000
Alfred Regnery
Publisher
21-Nov-1942   The American Spectator
John C. Reilly
Actor
24-May-1965   Boogie Nights
Robert K. Ressler
Author
15-Feb-1937   Whoever Fights Monsters
Linda Johnson Rice
Business
22-Mar-1958   CEO of Johnson Publishing
Salli Richardson
Actor
23-Nov-1967   Allison Blake on Eureka
Julius B. Richmond
Government
26-Sep-1916 27-Jul-2008 US Surgeon General, 1977-81
Minnie Riperton
Singer
8-Nov-1947 12-Jul-1979 Lovin' You
Doc Rivers
Basketball
13-Oct-1961   Head Coach, Boston Celtics
Jason Robards
Actor
26-Jul-1922 26-Dec-2000 All The President's Men
Leonard H. Roberts
Business
19-Feb-1949   CEO of Radio Shack, 1999-2005
Paul H. Robinson
Business
22-Jun-1930   US Ambassador to Canada, 1981-85
Rod La Rocque
Actor
20-Nov-1898 15-Oct-1969 Braveheart
Freddy Rodriguez
Actor
17-Jan-1975   Rico Diaz on Six Feet Under
Richard Roeper
Columnist
17-Oct-1959   Siskel's replacement
Todd Rokita
Politician
9-Feb-1970   Congressman, Indiana 4th
Derrick Rose
Basketball
4-Oct-1988   Chicago Bulls point guard
Harvey S. Rosen
Economist
29-Mar-1949   Council of Economic Advisers, 2003-05
Brian Ross
Journalist
23-Oct-1948   ABC News investigative correspondent
Claude G. Ross
Diplomat
1917 18-Jan-2006 US Ambassador to Haiti, 1967-69
Dan Rostenkowski
Politician
2-Jan-1928 11-Aug-2010 Congressman from Illinois, 1959-95
Cynthia Rowley
Fashion Designer
29-Jul-1958   Swell designer
Mike Royko
Columnist
19-Sep-1932 29-Apr-1997 Syndicated Chicago columnist
Jack Ruby
Assassin
25-Mar-1911 3-Jan-1967 Killed Lee Harvey Oswald
Vyto Ruginis
Actor
1956   Character actor
Gail Russell
Actor
21-Sep-1924 26-Aug-1961 Angel and the Badman
Marty Russo
Politician
23-Jan-1944   Congressman from Illinois, 1975-93
Edward B. Rust, Jr.
Business
3-Aug-1950   CEO of State Farm Insurance
Robert Ryan
Actor
11-Nov-1909 11-Jul-1973 Billy Budd
Fred Saberhagen
Novelist
18-May-1930 29-Jun-2007 Berserker series
Jonathan Sadowski
Actor
23-Nov-1979   She's the Man
Pat Sajak
Game Show Host
26-Oct-1946   Wheel of Fortune
Kiele Sanchez
Actor
13-Oct-1977   Callie Cargill on The Glades
John F. Sandner
Business
3-Nov-1941   Past Chairman, Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Tommy Sands
Singer
27-Aug-1937   Teenage Crush
Ben Savage
Actor
13-Sep-1980   Cory on Boy Meets World
Dan Savage
Columnist
7-Oct-1964   Weekly sex columnist
Fred Savage
Actor
9-Jul-1976   The Wonder Years
Richard Schaal
Actor
5-May-1928   Leo Heatherton on Phyllis
Wendy Schaal
Actor
2-Jul-1954   Francine Smith on American Dad!
Jan Schakowsky
Politician
26-May-1944   Congresswoman, Illinois 9th
Steve Schiff
Politician
18-Mar-1947 25-Mar-1998 Congressman from New Mexico, 1989-98
Victor H. Schiro
Politician
6-May-1904 29-Aug-1992 Mayor of New Orleans, 1961-70
John R. Schmidt
Attorney
1943   Partner, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw
Avery Schreiber
Comic
9-Apr-1935 7-Jan-2002 Burns and Schreiber
James Schuyler
Poet
9-Nov-1923 12-Apr-1991 Freely Espousing
Stuart Scott
Sports Journalist
19-Jul-1965   ESPN Sportscaster
Gil Scott-Heron
Poet
1-Apr-1949 27-May-2011 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Andrea Seastrand
Politician
5-Aug-1941   Congresswoman from California, 1995-97
Fred Segal
Business
1933   Los Angeles-area fashion retailer
Jim Sensenbrenner
Politician
14-Jun-1943   Congressman, Wisconsin 5th
Dan Seymour
Actor
22-Feb-1915 25-May-1993 Return of the Fly
John Seymour
Politician
3-Dec-1937   Mayor of Anaheim, 1978-82
Garry Shandling
Comic
29-Nov-1949   Larry Sanders
Shannon Sharpe
Football
26-Jun-1968   Commentator, Former Denver Bronco
Bernard Shaw
Journalist
22-May-1940   Prime time CNN news anchor
Stan Shaw
Actor
14-Jul-1952   Snake Eyes
William Shawn
Journalist
31-Aug-1907 8-Dec-1992 Editor of The New Yorker, 1952-87
Shawnna
Musician
1-Oct-1979   Shake Dat Shit
Sidney Sheldon
Author
11-Feb-1917 30-Jan-2007 Annie Get Your Gun
Jean Shepherd
Radio Personality
26-Jul-1921 16-Oct-1999 A Christmas Story
Sherri Shepherd
Actor
22-Apr-1967   Ramona Platt on Less Than Perfect
Rondell Sheridan
Actor
15-Aug-1958   Victor Baxter on That's So Raven
Kiernan Shipka
Actor
10-Nov-1999   Sally Draper on Mad Men
William L. Shirer
Historian
23-Feb-1904 28-Dec-1993 Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
Bobby Shriver
Politician
28-Apr-1954   Mayor of Santa Monica
Maria Shriver
Journalist
6-Nov-1955   Married to Arnold Schwarzenegger
Andy Sidaris
Film Director
20-Feb-1931 7-Mar-2007 Hard Ticket to Hawaii
Drew Sidora
Actor
1-May-1985   Step Up
David A. Siegel
Business
c. 1935   CEO, Westgate Resorts
Don Siegel
Film Director
26-Oct-1912 20-Apr-1991 Dirty Harry
Casey Siemaszko
Actor
17-Mar-1961   Three O'Clock High
Nina Siemaszko
Actor
14-Jul-1970   Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue
Mark D. Siljander
Politician
11-Jun-1951   Congressman from Michigan, 1981-87
Milton Sills
Actor
12-Jan-1882 15-Sep-1930 The Sea Hawk
Shel Silverstein
Poet
25-Sep-1930 10-May-1999 Where the Sidewalk Ends
Louis A. Simpson
Business
c. 1937   Head of investments at GEICO
Joseph J. Sisco
Diplomat
31-Oct-1919 23-Nov-2004 Kissinger's Mideast Deputy
Gene Siskel
Critic
26-Jan-1946 20-Feb-1999 Siskel and Ebert
Cornelia Otis Skinner
Actor
30-May-1899 9-Jul-1979 Paris '90
Samuel K. Skinner
Government
10-Jun-1938   Bush 41's Chief of Staff
Emil Skodon
Diplomat
25-Nov-1963   US Ambassador to Brunei
Iceberg Slim
Criminal
4-Aug-1918 28-Apr-1992 Pimp-turned-author
Harold B. Smith
Business
7-Apr-1933   President and COO of ITW, 1972-81
Kellita Smith
Actor
11-Jul-1969   The Bernie Mac Show
Mike Smith
Football
13-Jun-1959   Head Coach, Atlanta Falcons
Patti Smith
Singer
30-Dec-1946   Horses
Scott C. Smith
Publisher
13-Sep-1950   President of Tribune Publishing, 2005-08
Peter Sotos
Author
c. 1960   Transgressive author, Pure
David Soul
Actor
28-Aug-1943   Hutch on Starsky and Hutch
Soulja Boy
Rapper
28-Jul-1990   Crank That (Soulja Boy)
Albert Spalding
Violinist
15-Aug-1888 26-May-1953 American violin virtuoso
Muggsy Spanier
Jazz Musician
9-Nov-1906 12-Feb-1967 Muggsy Spanier and His Ragtime Band
Jeff Speakman
Actor
8-Nov-1958   Martial arts actor
Aries Spears
Comic
3-Apr-1975   MADtv
Lawrence B. Sperry
Inventor
22-Dec-1892 13-Dec-1923 Invented the autopilot
Michelle Stafford
Actor
14-Sep-1965   The Young and the Restless
John Stagliano
Pornstar
29-Nov-1950   Adventures of Buttman
Michael Stahl-David
Actor
1982   Sean Donnelly on The Black Donnellys
Dino Stamatopoulos
Comic
11-Dec-1964   Moral Orel, Mr. Show, TV Funhouse
Florence Stanley
Actor
1-Jul-1924 3-Oct-2003 Bernice Fish
Todd Stashwick
Actor
16-Oct-1968   Dale Malloy on The Riches
Peter Stavros
Business
c. 1974   Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Shelby Steele
Activist
1-Jan-1946   The Content of Our Character
Jill Stein
Doctor
14-May-1950   Green Party presidential candidate, 2012
Paula Stern
Government
31-Mar-1945   Chairman, Int'l. Trade Commission, 1984-86
Edward Stettinius, Jr.
Government
22-Oct-1900 31-Oct-1949 US Secretary of State, 1944-45
Fisher Stevens
Actor
27-Nov-1963   Chuck Fishman on Early Edition
John Paul Stevens
Judge
20-Apr-1920   US Supreme Court Justice, 1975-2010
Adlai E. Stevenson III
Politician
10-Oct-1930   US Senator from Illinois, 1970-81
William E. Stevenson
Diplomat
25-Oct-1900 2-Apr-1985 US Ambassador to the Philippines, 1962-64
Donald M. Stewart
Educator
1938   President of College Board, 1987-99
Paula Stewart
Singer
9-Apr-1933   Singer, Bacharach ex-wife
Roger W. Stone
Business
16-Feb-1935   CEO of Stone Container, 1979-99
Michael Storm
Actor
9-Aug-1939   Larry Wolek on One Life to Live
Hank Stram
Football
3-Jan-1923 4-Jul-2005 Hall-of-fame NFL coach, KC Chiefs
Robert C. Strong
Diplomat
29-Sep-1915 28-Dec-1999 US Ambassador to Iraq, 1963-67
Preston Sturges
Screenwriter
29-Aug-1898 6-Aug-1959 Sullivan's Travels
Gloria Swanson
Actor
27-Mar-1897 4-Apr-1983 Sunset Blvd.
Aaron Swartz
Computer Programmer
8-Nov-1986 11-Jan-2013 Co-Inventor of RSS
Mr. T
Actor
21-May-1952   Long track record of pitying fools
Jill Talley
Comic
19-Dec-1962   Mr. Show
Larenz Tate
Actor
8-Sep-1975   Dead Presidents
Norman Taurog
Film Director
23-Feb-1899 7-Apr-1981 It Happened at the World's Fair
June Taylor
Dancer
14-Dec-1917 17-May-2004 June Taylor Dancers choreographer
Andy Tennant
Film Director
1955   Hitch
Roy Thinnes
Actor
6-Apr-1938   David Vincent on The Invaders
Isiah Thomas
Basketball
30-Apr-1961   Former Detroit Piston
James R. Thompson
Politician
8-May-1936   Governor of Illinois, 1977-91
Henry Threadgill
Jazz Musician
15-Feb-1944   Jazz saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist
Emmett Till
Victim
25-Jul-1941 28-Aug-1955 Black boy, murdered brutally in Mississippi
Burr Tillstrom
Performance Artist
13-Oct-1917 6-Dec-1985 Puppeteer, Kukla, Fran and Ollie
James Tobin
Economist
5-Mar-1918 11-Mar-2002 Investment behaviorist
Lauren Tom
Actor
4-Aug-1961   Amy Wong on Futurama
Mel Tormé
Singer
13-Sep-1925 5-Jun-1999 The Velvet Fog
Robert Townsend
Actor
6-Feb-1957   A Soldier's Story
Robin Tunney
Actor
19-Jun-1972   Niagara, Niagara
Scott Turow
Novelist
12-Apr-1949   Presumed Innocent
Twista
Rapper
27-Nov-1973   Kamikaze
Garrick Utley
Journalist
19-Nov-1939   NBC correspondent for 30 years
Egbert Van Alstyne
Songwriter
4-Mar-1882 9-Jul-1951 In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree
Melvin Van Peebles
Film Director
21-Aug-1932   Watermelon Man
Bill Veeck
Baseball
9-Feb-1914 2-Jan-1986 Chicago White Sox owner
Nadine Velazquez
Actor
20-Nov-1978   Catalina on My Name Is Earl
Vincent du Vigneaud
Chemist
18-May-1901 11-Dec-1978 Synthesized vasopressin and oxytocin
Romo Vincent
Actor
23-Dec-1908 16-Jan-1989 American comic character actor
John Vivyan
Actor
31-May-1915 20-Dec-1983 Mr. Lucky
John G. Vlazny
Religion
22-Feb-1937   Catholic Archbishop of Portland
Andy Wachowski
Film Director
29-Dec-1967   The Matrix
Lana Wachowski
Film Director
21-Jun-1965   The Matrix
Dwyane Wade
Basketball
17-Jan-1982   Miami Heat guard
Ken Wahl
Actor
31-Oct-1954   Wiseguy
Becky Wahlstrom
Actor
25-Apr-1975   Grace Polk on Joan of Arcadia
Tim Walberg
Politician
12-Apr-1951   Congressman, Michigan 7th
Charles R. Walgreen
Business
11-Nov-1935   Former CEO, Walgreen's drugstores
Nella Walker
Actor
6-Mar-1886 22-Mar-1971 Mack and Walker
Chris Wallace
Journalist
12-Oct-1947   Fox News Sunday
Irving Wallace
Author
19-Mar-1916 29-Jun-1990 The Book of Lists
Jean Wallace
Actor
12-Oct-1923 14-Feb-1990 The Big Combo
Alfred Wallenstein
Cellist
7-Oct-1898 8-Feb-1983 Music Director, LA Philharmonic, 1943-56
Hal B. Wallis
Film/TV Producer
14-Sep-1899 5-Oct-1986 Casablanca
Sam Wanamaker
Actor
14-Jun-1919 19-Dec-1993 Rebuilt Globe Theatre
Lynd Ward
Engraver
26-Jun-1905 28-Jun-1985 Gods' Man
Marsha Warfield
Actor
5-Mar-1954   Roz on Night Court
Silas Warner
Computer Programmer
18-Aug-1949 26-Feb-2004 Castle Wolfenstein
Ty Warner
Business
3-Sep-1944   CEO of Ty, Inc.
Harold Washington
Politician
15-Apr-1922 25-Nov-1987 First black Mayor of Chicago
Jody Watley
Singer/Songwriter
30-Jan-1959   Hasta la vista, baby
James Watson
Scientist
6-Apr-1928   Co-Discoverer of DNA
Carol Wayne
Actor
6-Sep-1942 13-Jan-1985 Art Fern's Tea-Time Movie Lady
Ben Weasel
Musician
?   Screeching Weasel
Jason Weaver
Actor
18-Jul-1979   Marcus Henderson on Smart Guy
Wellington Webb
Politician
17-Feb-1941   Mayor of Denver, 1991-2003
Alvin M. Weinberg
Physicist
20-Apr-1915 18-Oct-2006 Nuclear scientist
Mark Weisbrot
Economist
1954   Center for Economic and Policy Research
Michael T. Weiss
Actor
2-Feb-1962   The Pretender
Raquel Welch
Actor
5-Sep-1940   Cocktail waitress turned 60s sexpot
George Wendt
Actor
17-Oct-1948   Norm on Cheers
Haskell Wexler
Cinematographer
6-Feb-1922   Medium Cool
James Wieghart
Journalist
16-Aug-1933 21-Feb-2010 Editor, NY Daily News, 1982-84
David Wiggins
Judge
c. 1951   Justice, Iowa Supreme Court
Michael Wilbon
Journalist
19-Nov-1958   Co-host of Pardon the Interruption
Robert A. Wild
Educator
c. 1940   President, Marquette University
Fletcher H. Wiley
Attorney
29-Nov-1942   Of Counsel, Bingham McCutchen
Steve Wilkos
Talk Show Host
9-Mar-1964   The Steve Wilkos Show
Cynda Williams
Actor
1966   One False Move
Dick Anthony Williams
Actor
9-Aug-1938 16-Feb-2012 What the Wine Sellers Buy
Jesse Williams
Actor
5-Aug-1981   Dr. Jackson Avery on Grey's Anatomy
Robin Williams
Comic
21-Jul-1952   Mork from Ork
Wesley Willis
Musician
31-May-1963 21-Aug-2003 Schizophrenic street musician
Yvor Winters
Poet
17-Oct-1900 25-Jan-1968 Primitivism & Decadence
Sheldon Wolin
Philosopher
4-Aug-1922   Politics and Vision
Kenneth S. Yalowitz
Diplomat
28-May-1941   US Ambassador to Georgia, 1998-2001
Sidney Yates
Politician
27-Aug-1909 5-Oct-2000 Congressman from Illinois, 1949-99
Philip Yordan
Screenwriter
1-Apr-1914 24-Mar-2003 The Battle of the Bulge
Chic Young
Cartoonist
9-Jan-1901 14-Mar-1973 Creator of Blondie
Robert Young
Actor
22-Feb-1907 21-Jul-1998 Marcus Welby, M.D.
Eliezer Yudkowsky
Scientist
11-Sep-1979   Co-Founder, Singularity Institute
Billy Zane
Actor
24-Feb-1966   The Phantom
Lisa Zane
Actor
5-Apr-1961   Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare
Samuel Zell
Business
28-Sep-1941   Equity Office Properties billionaire
Robert Zemeckis
Film Director
14-May-1952   Back To The Future
Warren Zevon
Musician
24-Jan-1947 7-Sep-2003 Werewolves of London
Florenz Ziegfeld
Theatre Producer
21-Mar-1869 22-Jul-1932 The Ziegfeld Follies
Adrian Zmed
Actor
4-Mar-1954   Officer Romano in T.J. Hooker
Louis Zorich
Actor
12-Feb-1924   Burt Buchman on Mad About You
Edward Zwick
Film Director
8-Oct-1952   The Last Samurai

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Grace Abbott
Activist
17-Nov-1878 19-Jun-1939 Advocate against child labor
Robert S. Abbott
Publisher
24-Nov-1868 29-Feb-1940 Chicago Defender
Wallace Calvin Abbott
Doctor
12-Oct-1857 4-Jul-1921 Founder of Abbott Laboratories
Henry Cullen Adams
Politician
28-Nov-1850 9-Jul-1906 Congressman from Wisconsin, 1903-06
Jane Addams
Activist
6-Sep-1860 21-May-1935 Founder of Hull House
Charles H. Aldrich
Attorney
28-Aug-1850 13-Apr-1929 US Solicitor General, 1892-93
Noble Drew Ali
Religion
8-Jan-1886 20-Jul-1929 Moorish Science Temple of America
Frank Annunzio
Politician
12-Jan-1915 8-Apr-2001 Congressman from Illinois, 1965-93
Cap Anson
Baseball
17-Apr-1852 14-Apr-1922 Early MLB superstar, Hall of Famer
Philip Danforth Armour
Business
16-May-1832 6-Jan-1901 Founder of Armour & Co.
Joseph Cardinal Bernardin
Religion
2-Apr-1928 14-Nov-1996 Archbishop of Chicago, 1982-96
Michael A. Bilandic
Politician
13-Feb-1923 16-Jan-2002 Mayor of Chicago, 1976-79
Allan Bloom
Philosopher
14-Sep-1930 7-Oct-1992 The Closing of the American Mind
Wayne C. Booth
Critic
22-Feb-1921 10-Oct-2005 The Rhetoric of Fiction
Gutzon Borglum
Sculptor
25-Mar-1867 6-Mar-1941 Mount Rushmore
Sophonisba Breckinridge
Activist
1-Apr-1866 30-Jul-1948 Suffragette and abolitionist
Gwendolyn Brooks
Poet
7-Jun-1917 3-Dec-2000 Annie Allen
Big Bill Broonzy
Musician
26-Jun-1898 15-Aug-1958 Blues singer and guitarist
Ernest Burgess
Sociologist
16-May-1886 27-Dec-1966 Introduction to the Science of Sociology
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
Religion
15-Jul-1850 22-Dec-1917 Missionaries of the Sacred Heart
Anton J. Carlson
Biologist
29-Jan-1875 2-Sep-1956 The Machinery of the Body
Big Sid Catlett
Jazz Musician
10-Jan-1910 25-Mar-1951 Jazz/swing drummer
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Astronomer
19-Oct-1910 21-Aug-1995 Evolutionary stages of stars
Voltairine de Cleyre
Anarchist
17-Nov-1866 20-Jun-1912 Anarchist without an adjective
Del Close
Actor
9-Mar-1934 4-Mar-1999 The Funniest One in the Room
Josephine Cochrane
Inventor
8-Mar-1839 3-Aug-1913 Invented the dishwasher
John Cardinal Cody
Religion
24-Dec-1907 25-Apr-1982 Archbishop of Chicago, 1965-82
James S. Coleman
Sociologist
12-May-1926 25-Mar-1995 Foundations of Social Theory
George Washington Collins
Politician
5-Mar-1925 8-Dec-1972 Congressman from Illinois, 1970-72
Charles J. Correll
Actor
2-Feb-1890 26-Sep-1972 Andy of Amos & Andy
Walter J. Cummings
Judge
29-Sep-1916 24-Apr-1999 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1966-99
Richard J. Daley
Politician
15-May-1902 20-Dec-1976 Mayor of Chicago, 1955-76
Linda Darnell
Actor
16-Oct-1923 10-Apr-1965 Star Dust
Clarence Darrow
Attorney
18-Apr-1857 13-Mar-1938 Scopes Monkey Trial (monkey side)
Reginald De Koven
Composer
3-Apr-1859 16-Jan-1920 Oh, Promise Me
John Dillinger
Criminal
22-Jun-1903 22-Jul-1934 Public Enemy Number One
Thomas A. Dorsey
Musician
1-Jul-1899 23-Jan-1993 The father of gospel music
Stephen A. Douglas
Politician
23-Apr-1813 3-Jun-1861 US Senator, debated Lincoln
Paddy Driscoll
Football
11-Jan-1895 28-Jun-1968 NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback, Halfback
Edward F. Dunne
Politician
12-Oct-1853 24-May-1937 Governor of Illinois, 1913-17
Roger Ebert
Critic
18-Jun-1942 4-Apr-2013 Siskel and Ebert
Terence T. Evans
Judge
25-Mar-1940 10-Aug-2011 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1995-2011
Red Faber
Baseball
6-Sep-1888 25-Sep-1976 Chicago White Sox spitballer, Hall-of-Famer
Chris Farley
Comic
15-Feb-1964 17-Dec-1997 Saturday Night Live
Moses Farmer
Inventor
9-Feb-1820 25-May-1893 Invented the fire alarm, electric trolley
Malachi Favors
Bassist
22-Aug-1927 30-Jan-2004 Bass player for Art Ensemble of Chicago
Enrico Fermi
Physicist
29-Sep-1901 29-Nov-1954 First controlled nuclear chain reaction
Eugene Field
Journalist
2-Sep-1850 4-Nov-1895 A Little Book of Western Verse
Charlie Finley
Baseball
22-Feb-1918 19-Feb-1996 Owner of the Oakland A's 1960-80
Eddie Gaedel
Baseball
8-Jun-1925 18-Jun-1961 Dwarf MLB player
Zona Gale
Novelist
26-Aug-1874 27-Dec-1938 Miss Lulu Bett
Robert W. Galvin
Business
9-Oct-1922 11-Oct-2011 CEO of Motorola, 1959-90
Marshall Goldberg
Football
25-Oct-1917 3-Apr-2006 Chicago Cardinals RB
Dwight H. Green
Politician
9-Jan-1897 20-Feb-1958 Governor of Illinois, 1941-49
George Halas
Football
2-Feb-1895 31-Oct-1983 Founder of the Chicago Bears
Fred Hampton, Sr.
Activist
30-Aug-1948 4-Dec-1969 Black Panther leader assassinated by police
Robin Harris
Comic
30-Aug-1953 18-Mar-1990 Bébé's Kids
Rogers Hornsby
Baseball
27-Apr-1896 5-Jan-1963 The Raj
Baby Huey
Musician
1946 28-Oct-1970 Hard Times
Charles B. Huggins
Scientist
22-Sep-1901 12-Jan-1997 Hormonal treatment of prostate and breast cancers
Henry Hyde
Politician
18-Apr-1924 29-Nov-2007 Congressman from Illinois, 1975-2007
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Singer
24-Sep-1893 Dec-1929 Influential bluesman
Edward J. Kelly
Politician
1-May-1876 20-Oct-1950 Mayor of Chicago, 1933-47
Martin H. Kennelly
Politician
11-Aug-1887 29-Nov-1961 Mayor of Chicago, 1947-55
Otto Kerner
Politician
15-Aug-1908 9-May-1976 Governor of Illinois, 1961-68
Johnny Kerr
Basketball
17-Jul-1932 26-Feb-2009 Chicago Bulls coach, commentator
Joseph Kirkland
Novelist
7-Jan-1830 29-Apr-1894 Zury: The Meanest Man in Spring County
Philip M. Klutznick
Government
9-Jul-1907 14-Aug-1999 US Secretary of Commerce, 1980-81
James L. Kraft
Business
11-Dec-1874 Feb-1953 Inventor of processed cheese
Irv Kupcinet
Columnist
31-Jul-1912 10-Nov-2003 Kup's Column
Robert P. Lamont
Politician
1-Dec-1867 20-Feb-1948 US Commerce Secretary, 1929-32
Ann Landers
Columnist
4-Jul-1918 22-Jun-2002 Syndicated advice columnist
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Baseball
20-Nov-1866 25-Nov-1944 First Commissioner of Baseball
Edward H. Levi
Government
26-Jun-1911 7-Mar-2000 US Attorney General, 1975-77
Alfred Lunt
Actor
12-Aug-1892 3-Aug-1977 American stage actor
John R. Lynch
Politician
10-Sep-1847 2-Nov-1939 Congressman from Mississippi
Bernie Mac
Comic
5-Oct-1957 9-Aug-2008 The Bernie Mac Show
Franklin MacVeagh
Government
22-Nov-1837 6-Jul-1934 US Treasury Secretary, 1909-13
Alan Marshal
Actor
29-Jan-1909 13-Jul-1961 Night Must Fall
Charles Horace Mayo
Doctor
19-Jul-1865 26-May-1939 Co-Founder of the Mayo Clinic
Cyrus McCormick
Inventor
15-Feb-1809 13-May-1884 Invented grain harvester
Claude McKay
Novelist
15-Sep-1890 22-May-1948 Home to Harlem
Mary Ann G. McMorrow
Judge
16-Jan-1930 23-Feb-2013 Illinois Chief Justice, 2002-06
George Herbert Mead
Philosopher
27-Feb-1863 26-Apr-1931 Pragmatist, social behaviorist
Charles E. Merriam
Scholar
15-Nov-1874 8-Jan-1953 American Political Ideas
Albert Cardinal Meyer
Religion
9-Mar-1903 9-Apr-1965 Archbishop of Chicago, 1958-65
Merton H. Miller
Economist
16-May-1923 3-Jun-2000 Modigliani-Miller theorem
László Moholy-Nagy
Painter
20-Jul-1895 24-Nov-1946 Bauhaus professor
Helen Morgan
Actor
2-Aug-1900 9-Oct-1941 Show Boat
Elijah Muhammad
Religion
7-Oct-1897 25-Feb-1975 Nation of Islam
George Cardinal Mundelein
Religion
2-Jul-1872 2-Oct-1939 Archbishop of Chicago, 1915-39
Dawn Clark Netsch
Politician
16-Sep-1926 5-Mar-2013 Comptroller of Illinois, 1991-95
Arthur C. Nielsen
Business
5-Sep-1897 1-Jun-1980 Founder of A.C. Nielsen ratings company
Frank O'Bannon
Politician
30-Jan-1930 13-Sep-2003 Governor of Indiana, 1997-2003
Richard B. Ogilvie
Politician
22-Feb-1923 10-May-1988 Governor of Illinois, 1969-73
Albert Parsons
Activist
20-Jun-1848 11-Nov-1887 Haymarket Martyr
Lucy Parsons
Anarchist
1853 7-Mar-1942 Anarchist labor organizer
Irna Phillips
Film/TV Producer
1-Jul-1901 23-Dec-1973 Queen of soap operas
Allan Pinkerton
Business
25-Aug-1819 1-Jul-1884 Pinkerton National Detective Agency
John A. Pople
Chemist
31-Oct-1925 15-Mar-2004 Quantum mechanics of molecules
George Pullman
Business
3-Mar-1831 19-Oct-1897 Inventor of the Pullman Sleeping Car
Ted Radcliffe
Baseball
7-Jul-1902 11-Aug-2005 Double Duty
Opie Read
Author
22-Dec-1852 2-Nov-1939 Jucklins
Cyril Ritchard
Actor
1-Dec-1897 18-Dec-1977 Stage actor, Capt. Hook in Peter Pan
Malachi Ritscher
Jazz Musician
13-Jan-1954 3-Nov-2006 Musician who self immolated for peace
Alvah C. Roebuck
Business
9-Jun-1864 18-Jun-1948 Sears Roebuck founder
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Architect
27-Mar-1886 17-Aug-1969 The Glass Skyscraper
Julius Rosenwald
Business
12-Aug-1862 6-Jan-1932 Sears executive and Good Samaritan
Mike Royko
Columnist
19-Sep-1932 29-Apr-1997 Syndicated Chicago columnist
Walter Sande
Actor
9-Jul-1906 22-Feb-1972 Character actor
Eugene Sawyer
Politician
3-Sep-1934 19-Jan-2008 Mayor of Chicago, 1987-89
William Scholl
Business
22-Jun-1882 29-Mar-1968 Dr Scholl's shoe pads
Gideon Daniel Searle
Business
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Business
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Jermaine Stewart
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Louis Sullivan
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Studs Terkel
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Religion
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Bill Veeck
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Business
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Margaret Walker
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Attorney
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