Massachusetts in History (Part 3)

Massachusetts: Boston - Lowell - Springfield, MA - Worcester

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 478

  • 1920-02-15 Endicott Peabody, 62nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • 1920-02-25 Hayes Gordon, actor (Sky Pirates, Dark Room), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1920-04-19 Frank Fontaine, comedian (Crazy Guggenheim), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1920-07-17 Helen Walker, actress (Brewster's Million), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1920-08-01 Maria Cole, American jazz singer and wife of Nat King Cole, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1920-08-09 Allen Hoskins, American child actor (Our Gang), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1980)
  • 1920-08-17 Georgia Gibbs, singer (Ballin the Jack, Kiss of Fire), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1920-11-05 Douglass North, American economist, (Nobel Prize Economic Sciences 1993), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1921-03-25 Nancy Kelly, actress (Double Exposure, Jesse James), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1921-06-09 Forrest Bird, American aviator and inventor (1st respirators and ventilators), born in Stoughton, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

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1921-08-26 Ben Bradlee, editor/journalist/executive (Washington Post), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Journalist Ben Bradlee
Journalist
Ben Bradlee
  • 1921-09-19 Joan Tozzer, American figure skater, born in Dedham, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1921-10-13 Harper MacKay, orchestra leader (NBC Follies), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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

Writer Jack Kerouac
Writer
Jack Kerouac
  • 1922-03-20 Ray Goulding, comedian (Bob & Ray), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1922-04-15 Michael Ansara, actor (Cochise-Broken Arrow, Centennial), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2013)
  • 1922-05-30 Hal Clement [Harry Clement Stubbs], US sci-fi author (Needle, Iceworld), born in Somerville, Massachusetts
  • 1922-11-01 George S Irving, singer/actor (Dumplings), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1923-03-26 Bob Elliott, American comedian (Bob & Ray, Get a Life), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1923-05-20 Edith Fellows, actress (Pennies From Heaven, City Streets), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1923-06-02 Lloyd Shapley, Mathematician (2012 Nobel Prize Game Theory), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1923-06-05 Daniel Rogers Pinkham, Lynn Massachusetts, composer (Signs of Zodiac)

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1923-09-01 Rocky Marciano, American heavyweight champion boxer (1952-56), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 1969)

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
  • 1923-12-23 Ruth Roman, actress (Sylvia-Knots Landing, Dallas), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1924-05-21 Peggy Cass, actress/TV panelist (To Tell the Truth, Mame), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1924-06-12 George H. W. Bush, 41st US President (R, 1989-93) and 43rd US Vice President (R, 1981-89), born in Milton, Massachusetts

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush

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1924-07-29 Elizabeth Short, American victim in the Black Dahlia case, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1947)

Murder victim Elizabeth Short
Murder victim
Elizabeth Short

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1924-08-21 Jack Buck, American sports announcer (St. Louis Cardinals), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts (d. 2002)

Sportscaster Jack Buck
Sportscaster
Jack Buck
  • 1924-09-18 Zelda Fichandler, theater director/producer (Raisin, K2), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1925-02-08 Jack Lemmon, actor (Days of Wine & Roses, Missing), born in Boston, Massachusetts

  • 1925-02-13 Gene [Eugene] Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1997)
  • 1925-04-29 Danny Davis [George Nowlan], country musician (Nashville Brass), born in Randolph, Massachusetts (d. 2008)
  • 1925-05-11 Edward J. King, 66th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • 1925-09-17 Dorothy Loudon, American actress and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1925-11-20 Robert F. Kennedy, American politician (D-Sen-NY, US Attorney General), born in Brookline, Massachusetts (d. 1968)

US Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy
US Attorney General
Robert F. Kennedy

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1926-04-01 Anne [Inez] McCaffrey, American sci-fi author (Dragonflight, Dragondrums), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

Sci-Fi Author Anne McCaffrey
Sci-Fi Author
Anne McCaffrey
  • 1926-05-20 Vic Ames, singer (Ames Brothers), born in Malden, Massachusetts (d. 1978)
  • 1926-12-26 Earle Brown, American composer (open form), born in Lunenburg, Massachusetts (d. 2002)
  • 1927-01-15 Norm Crosby, comedian (Young at Heart Comedians), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1927-04-27 John Joseph Moakley, (Rep-D-Massachusetts, 1973- )
  • 1927-05-07 Jim Lowe, DJ (WNEW) "King of Trivia", born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1927-06-04 Priscilla Morrill, actress (Edie Grant-Mary Tyler Moore), born in Medford, Massachusetts
  • 1927-07-06 Susan Cabot, actress (Carnival Rock), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1927-07-11 Herbert Blomstedt, American conductor, born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1927-09-15 Norm Crosby, comedian/double talker (Liar's Club), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1927-12-05 Bhumibol Adulyadej [Rama IX], King of Thailand (1946-2016), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2016)

King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej
King of Thailand
Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • 1928-01-02 Vaughn Beals, CEO (Harley Davidson motorcycle), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1928-03-25 Hilton Kramer, American art critic, born in Gloucester, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1928-09-22 Eugene Roche, actor (Foul Play, Slaughterhouse Five), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1929-03-13 Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)

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1929-07-04 Al Davis, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • 1929-08-20 Norma Connolly, actress (Ruby Anderson-General Hospital), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1929-09-03 Whitey Bulger [James Joseph Bulger Jr.], American gangster, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • 1929-09-25 Barbara Walters, newscaster (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1929-09-25 Kevin White, American politicians (Mayor of Boston, 1968-1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1929-10-07 Harold Zirin, astronomer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1929-12-02 Lowell North, yachtsman (Olympic-Gold-1968), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1930-01-01 Frederick Wiseman, documentary filmmaker, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1930-03-27 Richard Hayman, orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1930-12-17 Julia Meade, actress/TV hostess (Spotlight Playhouse), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1931-03-13 Rosalind Elias, mezzo-soprano (Grimgerde-Die Walkuere), born in Lowell, Massachusetts

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1931-03-26 Leonard Nimoy, American actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

  • 1931-05-27 James Wilson, criminologist ('Zero Tolerance' policing), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1931-06-20 Olympia Dukakis, actress (Moonstruck, Cemetery Club), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1931-08-15 Richard F. Heck, American chemist who discovered the Heck Reaction (Nobel Prize 2010), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1931-10-16 Charles W Colson, presidential adviser (Watergate figure), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1931-11-02 Phil Woods, Jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 2015)
  • 1932-02-22 Edward M "Ted" Kennedy, Boston Massachusetts Politician (Sen-D-Mass 1962- 2009 )

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1932-10-27 Sylvia Plath, American poet and novelist (Colossus, 3 Women, Bell Jar), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath
  • 1933-11-03 Michael Dukakis, Governor of Massachusetts (1975-79 and 1983-91) and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • 1933-11-15 Jack Burns, comedian (Burns & Schreiber), born in Boston, Massachusetts

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1933-11-26 Robert Goulet, American singer and actor, born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 2007)

American Singer and Actor Robert Goulet
American Singer and Actor
Robert Goulet
  • 1933-12-26 Caroll Spinney, American puppeteer (Big Bird on Sesame Street), born in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • 1934-01-16 Richard Wernick, composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1934-01-30 Tammy Grimes, actress (Unsinkable Molly Brown), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • 1934-08-19 William Cleary, hockey center, (Oly-gold/silv-56, 60), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1934-10-15 Peter Haskell, actor (Bracken's World, Rituals), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1934-11-15 Joanna Barnes, actress (Parent Trap, Spartacus, Goodbye Charlie), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935-04-14 Joan Darling, actress (Frieda-Owen Marshall), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935-07-18 Tenley Albright, figure skater (Olympic-gold-1952, 56), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935-08-19 F Story Musgrave, MD/astronaut (STS 6, 51-F, 33, 44, 61, 80), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935-10-18 John B Coleman, hotel magnate (Ritz Carlton), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1935-11-19 Jack Welch, American businessman and CEO of General Electric, born in Salem, Massachusetts
  • 1935-12-14 Lee Remick, actress (Days of Wine & Rose, Long Hot Summer), born in Quincy, Massachusetts
  • 1936-02-04 Gary Conway, actor (Burke's Law, Land of the Giants), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1936-02-29 Alex Rocco, American actor (The Godfather, The Famous Teddy Z), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

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1936-04-21 Bob Cleary, American ice hockey player (Olympic-gold-1960), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Ice Hockey Player Bob Cleary
Ice Hockey Player
Bob Cleary
  • 1936-07-14 Gloria Lambert, singer (Sing Along With Mitch), born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1936-07-24 Mark Goddard, actor (Don West-Lost in Space), born in Lowell, Massachusetts
  • 1936-09-03 John W Olver, (Rep-D-Massachusetts)
  • 1936-11-05 Michael Dertouzos, Greek internet pioneer, Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Director of the M.I.T. Laboratory for Computer Science (d. 2001)
  • 1936-11-07 Barry Newman, actor (Amy, Deadline, Petrocelli), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1937-06-08 Bruce McCandless II, Cap USN/astronaut (STS 41B, STS-31), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1938-04-04 A Bartlett Giamatti, American President of Yale and baseball commissioner (1989), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • 1938-04-05 Nancy Holt, American artist (land art) , born in Worcester, Massachusetts
  • 1938-04-25 Roger Boisjoly, aerodynamicist (anticipated challenger disaster), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • 1938-08-24 David Freiberg, rock bassist (Quicksilver Messenger), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1939-10-28 Jane Alexander, [Quigley], actress (Betsy, Kramer vs Kramer), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1940-01-11 Mark DeVoto, America Musicologist and composer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1940-01-27 Brian T O'Leary, astronaut, born in Boston, Massachusetts

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