Today in Gillette History

Historical Events

  • 1901-12-02 King Camp Gillette begins selling safety razor blades
  • 1904-11-14 King C Gillette patents Gillette razor blade
  • 1945-08-15 Chandler sells World Series radio rights for $150,000 to Gillette, Ford had been World Series sponsor since 1934, pay $100,000 annually
  • 1947-09-26 Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series
  • 1950-12-26 Gillette & Mutual buy All Star & World Series rights ($6M for 6 yrs)
  • 1964-09-11 Gillette's 20 year contract with Madison Square Garden & ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at Cleve Auditorium

Famous Birthdays

  • 1855-01-05 King Camp Gillette, inventor (safety razor)

Famous Deaths

  • 1932-07-09 King C. Gillette, American inventor of the safety razor (b. 1885)
  • 1973-01-16 Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65