Missouri in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 245

  • 1926-02-12 Joe Garagiola, NFL catcher and sportscaster/host (Today Show), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2016)
  • 1926-03-04 James J. Eagan, Former Mayor of Florissant, Missouri (d. 2000)
  • 1926-07-29 Don Carter, professional bowler, six-time bowler of the year, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1926-10-18 Chuck Berry [Charles Andersen], guitarist and singer-songwriter (Roll over Beethoven), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • 1927-03-18 John Kander, composer (Cabaret, Funny Lady, Kramer vs Kramer), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1927-04-29 Betsy Ancker-Johnson, American physicist and auto company executive, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1927-11-30 Robert Guillaume, [Williams], actor (Benson, Soap), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1928-02-24 Michael Harrington, socialist/author (Fragments of Century), born in St. Louis, Missouri

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1928-04-04 Maya Angelou [Marguerite Johnson], American author ("I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings"), poet and actress (Nyo-Roots), born in St Louis, Missouri

Author, Poet and Actress Maya Angelou
Author, Poet and Actress
Maya Angelou
  • 1928-05-12 Burt Bacharach, composer (I'll Never Fall in Love Again), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1928-10-02 Clay Felker, journalist (NY Herald Tribune, Esquire), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1929-09-14 Mel Hancock, (Rep-R-Missouri)
  • 1929-10-02 Moses Gunn, actor (Amityville II, Good Times, Shaft), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1929-12-02 Harvey Phillips, Aurora Missouri, tubist (NYC Ballet Orch)
  • 1930-08-14 Earl Weaver, manager (Balt Orioles 1968-82, 85-86), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2013)
  • 1931-02-09 Robert Morris, American sculptor and painter, born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1931-04-01 Charles Price, American Businessman and diplomat, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2012)
  • 1932-02-12 Lincoln Kilpatrick, actor (BJ-Leslie Uggams Show), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1933-01-20 Ron Townson, rock vocalist (5th Dimension-Up Up & Away), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1933-06-02 Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player, born in Lincoln, Missouri, (d. 2014)
  • 1933-07-23 Bert Convy, actor and game show host (Tattletales), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1991)
  • 1933-09-27 Kathleen Nolan, actress (Real McCoys, Janie, Broadside), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1934-12-25 John Ashley, actor (Clipper-Straightaway), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1935-01-15 Malcolm Frager, pianist, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1935-01-25 Conrad Burns, US politician (Senate-R-Montana 1989-2007), born in Gallatin, Missouri (d. 2016)
  • 1936-09-05 John C Danforth, (Sen-R-Missouri, 1977- )

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1937-01-04 Grace Bumbry, mezzo-soprano (Venus in Tannhäuser), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Opera Singer Grace Bumbry
Opera Singer
Grace Bumbry
  • 1937-09-07 Olly Wilson, American composer and founder of TIMARA, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1938-03-31 Nathaniel Taylor, actor (Rollo-Sanford & Sons), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1939-03-06 Christopher Bond, (Sen-R Missouri)
  • 1939-03-07 Marion Marlowe, singer (Arthur Godfrey & Friends), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1939-09-17 Lamonte McLemore, rock vocalist (5th Dimension), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1939-12-25 Bob James, American smooth jazz musician, born in Marshall, Missouri
  • 1940-06-26 Billy Davis Jr, singer (5th Dimension-One Less Bell), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1940-07-03 Fontella Bass, vocalist (Rescue Me), born in St Louis, Missouri

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1941-01-05 Chuck McKinley, American tennis player, born in St. Louis, Missouri

Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion Chuck McKinley
Tennis Player Wimbledon Champion
Chuck McKinley
  • 1942-02-06 Sarah Brady, American gun-control activist, born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • 1942-04-03 Marsha Mason, actress (Blume in Love, Cinderella Liberty), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1942-05-21 Robert C Springer, Col USMC/astronaut (STS-29, STS-38), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1942-09-15 Lee Dorman, American bassist (Iron Butterfly), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1942-11-02 Shere Hite, St Joseph Missouri, sex therapist (Hite Report)
  • 1943-02-27 Mary Frann, actress (Joanna-Newhart, Days of Our Live), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1943-05-01 Joy Harmon, actress (Cool Hand Luke), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1943-07-08 Faye Wattleton, sociologist/pres (Planned Parenthood), born in St Louis, Missouri

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1943-07-28 Bill Bradley, American basketball player (NY Knicks) and Democratic US Senator (1979-97), born in Crystal City, Missouri

Basketball Player/US Senator Bill Bradley
Basketball Player/US Senator
Bill Bradley
  • 1943-12-07 James Tate, American poet (Pulitzer Prize 1992), born in Kansas City Missouri (d. 2015)
  • 1944-02-14 Bruce Summerhays, PGA golfer (Provo Open-1966, 91 93), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1944-05-15 Bill Alter, Missouri State Senator
  • 1944-08-07 David Rasche, actor (Sledge Hammer), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1944-11-17 Eugene Clarke, Tipton Missouri, rock guitarist
  • 1945-02-18 Judy Rankin, LPGA golfer (Vare Trophy 1976-77), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1945-02-18 Michael Nader, actor (Peter-Gidget, Dex Dexter-Dynasty), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1945-02-22 Leslie Charleson, actress (Monica-General Hospital), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1946-08-11 Marilyn Vos Savant, writer/world's highest IQ (228), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1946-10-03 Bob Dotson, newscaster (Primetime Sunday), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1947-01-17 Todd Susman, actor (Goodnight Beantown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1947-03-14 Janis Schmitt, playmate (February, 1978), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1947-04-27 Ann Peebles, Missouri, singer (I Can't Stand the Rain)
  • 1947-07-27 Betty Thomas, actress (Lucy Baines-Hill Street Blues), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1947-09-27 Mary Jo White, American lawyer and Chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, born in Kansas City, Missouri

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1947-10-24 Kevin Kline, actor (Sophie's Choice, Big Chill), born in St. Louis, Missouri

  • 1948-01-14 Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett, American musician and producer, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1948-03-28 Dianne Wiest, actress (Hannah & Her Sisters, Footloose), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1949-06-14 Rochelle Firestone, actress (Hellhole), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1949-09-04 Thomas Sturges Watson, PGA golfer (1975 Byron Nelson), born in Kansas City, Missouri

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1949-09-04 Tom Watson, golfer (British Open 1975, 77, 80, 82, 83), born in Kansas City, Missouri

Golfer Tom Watson
Golfer
Tom Watson
  • 1949-12-15 Don Johnson, Flatt Creek, Missouri, American actor (Miami Vice, Nash Bridges)
  • 1951-01-12 Rush Limbaugh, Girardeau Missouri, American right wing radio personality
  • 1951-03-13 Fred Berry, actor (Rerun-What's Happening), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1951-05-20 Thomas D Akers, Major USAF/astronaut (STS 41, 49, 61, 79), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1951-07-09 Chris Cooper, actor (Thousand Pieces of Gold, Matewan), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1951-07-23 Edie McClurg, actress (Cinderella-1985, Hogan Family), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1951-10-16 Alan Wheat, (Rep-D-Missouri, 1983- )
  • 1951-11-14 Sandahl Bergman, KC Missouri, actress (Conan, All that Jazz)
  • 1952-02-12 Michael McDonald, rock keyboardist/vocals (Doobie Brothers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1952-04-16 Peter Westbrook, US fencer (Olympic-bronze-88, 92, 96), born in St Louis, Missouri

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1952-06-20 John Goodman, actor (Dan Conner-Roseanne, Babe), born in St Louis, Missouri

  • 1952-07-17 Nicolette Larson, rock vocalist (Twins, Lotta Love), born in Kansas City, Missouri

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1953-07-11 Leon Spinks, heavyweight boxing champ (1978, Olympic-gold-1976), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Leon Spinks
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Leon Spinks
  • 1953-07-24 Claire McCaskill, American politician, junior senator from Missouri
  • 1953-12-02 Jay Dean Haas, PGA golfer (1978 Andy Williams-San Diego), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1954-06-17 Mark Linn-Baker, actor (Larry Appleton-Perfect Strangers), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1954-06-19 Kathleen Turner, Springfield, Missouri, American actress (Accidental Tourist, Jewel of Nile)
  • 1954-10-09 Scott Bakula, actor (Quantum Leap, Gung Ho, Murphy Brown), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1956-02-22 Amy Alcott, LPGA golfer (1983 Nabisco Dinah Shore), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1956-10-18 Jim Talent, Des Peres, Missouri, American politician (Rep-R-Missouri)

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1957-01-30 Payne Stewart, American PGA golfer (1983 Walt Disney), born in Springfield, Missouri (d. 1999)

  • 1957-07-19 Cathy Reynolds, LPGA golfer (1981 Golden Lights), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1957-10-27 Jeff East, American actor (Huckleberry Finn, Superman), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1958-02-12 Ruth Guerri, playmate (July, 1983), born in St Louis, Missouri

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1958-03-14 Danny Meyer, American restaurateur (Shake Shack, Union Square Cafe), born in St. Louis, Missouri

Restaurateur and Founder of Shake Shack Danny Meyer
Restaurateur and Founder of Shake Shack
Danny Meyer
  • 1958-10-10 J Eddie Peck, Joplin Missouri, actor (Bold & Beautiful-Cole Howard)
  • 1958-10-17 France ice hockey forward (Canada, Oly-98), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1958-10-18 Hal Haenel, star sailor (Olympics-8th-1988, 92, 96), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1959-01-22 Linda Blair, actress (Exorcist, Chained Heat, Savage St), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1959-05-07 Robin L Freeman, PGA golfer (1993 Northern Telecom-3rd), born in Saint Charles, Missouri
  • 1959-09-05 Tom Pernice Jr, Nike golfer (1989 Centel Classic-4th), born in Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1959-09-23 Heather Drew, LPGA golfer (1987 Henredon Classic-5th), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1960-05-27 Ray Armsetad, 4X400 runner (Olympic-gold-1984), born in Kirksville, Missouri
  • 1960-07-02 Julia Montgomery, American actress (One Life to Live, Revenge of the Nerds), born in Kansas City, Missouri

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