Lowell in History

Massachusetts: Boston - Springfield, MA - Worcester

Historical Events

  • 1846-02-21 1st US woman telegrapher, Sarah G Bagley, Lowell, Mass

Famous Birthdays

  • 1854-11-13 George Whitfield Chadwick, Lowell Mass, composer (Judi Van Winke)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1908-04-05 Bette Davis, American actress (Of Human Bondage, Jezebel), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1989)

Actress Bette Davis
Bette Davis
  • 1921-03-25 Nancy Kelly, Lowell Mass, actress (Double Exposure, Jesse James)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1922-03-12 Jack Kerouac, Beat writer (On the Road, Mexico Blues), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1969)

Writer Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac
  • 1922-03-20 Ray Goulding, Lowell Mass, comedian (Bob & Ray)
  • 1922-04-15 Michael Ansara, Lowell Mass, actor (Cochise-Broken Arrow, Centennial), (d. 2013)
  • 1931-03-13 Rosalind Elias, Lowell Mass, mezzo-soprano (Grimgerde-Die Walkuere)
  • 1931-06-20 Olympia Dukakis, Lowell Mass, actress (Moonstruck, Cemetery Club)
  • 1936-07-24 Mark Goddard, Lowell Mass, actor (Don West-Lost in Space)
  • 1938-04-25 Roger Boisjoly, Lowell, Massachusetts, aerodynamicist (anticipated challenger disaster), (d. 2012)
  • 1953-06-27 Kent Bostick, Lowell Mass, pursuit cyclist (Olympics-84, 96)
  • 1957-09-19 Richard M Linnehan, Lowell Mass, astronaut (STS 78, sk: 90)
  • 1963-08-30 Michael Chiklis, Lowell, Massachusetts, American actor (Commish, The Shield)
  • 1971-07-09 Scott Grimes, Lowell Mass, actor (Together We Stand)