Canton, Ohio in History

Historical Events

  • 1920-09-17 National Football League organizes in Canton, Ohio 12 teams pay $100 each to join American Prof Football Association
  • 1961-04-27 NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
  • 1963-09-07 Pro Football Hall of Fame dedicated in Canton Ohio
  • 1979-06-22 Pro Football Researchers Association forms (Canton Ohio)

Famous Birthdays

  • 1887-06-23 John Finley Williamson, conductor (Westminster Choir), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1907-08-18 Enoch Light, orchestra leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1918-05-01 Jack Paar, American television host of the Jack Paar Show (d. 2004), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1926-10-15 Jean Peters, actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1932-02-03 Peggy Ann Garner, actress (Little Women, Daisy Kenyon), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1942-01-20 William Powell, American R&B singer (O'Jays), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1942-06-16 Eddie Levert, vocalist (O'Jays-For the Love of Money), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1948-09-03 Ronald W Harris, lightweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1968), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1951-06-25 Lee Wilkof, actor (WEB, Delta House, Elliot-Newhart), born in Canton Ohio
  • 1956-12-13 Phillip Gregory Hubbard, basketball (Olympic-gold-1976), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1970-02-04 Nicole Wood, playmate (Apr, 1993), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1971-08-18 Trey Ames, actor (David-A Year in the Life), born in Canton, Ohio