Illinois History Minutes

August 26 Illinois History Minute


It’s August 26. And comedian John Mulaney was born in Chicago on this day in 1982. 

Growing up, Mulaney used to visit Chicago’s Museum of Broadcast Communications to watch classic TV comedy. 

Keke Palmer was born on this day in 1993 in the Chicago suburb of Harvey, growing up in nearby Robbins. Her movie credits from “Akeelah and the Bee” to the Jordan Peele horror movie “Nope”.

And Melissa McCarthy, the star of the movie “Bridesmaids” and the TV show “Mike and Molly” was born on this day in 1970 in Plainfield.