Ohio in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 194 of 194

  • 1934-05-23 The Auto-Lite Strike culminates in the "Battle of Toledo", a five-day melée between 1,300 troops of the Ohio National Guard and 6,000 picketers.
  • 1934-07-21 113°F (45°C), near Gallipolis, Ohio (state record)
  • 1934-08-19 The first All-American Soap Box Derby is held in Dayton, Ohio.
  • 1934-10-22 In East Liverpool, Ohio, notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd is shot and killed by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents.
  • 1936-01-15 1st all-glass windowless structure in US completed, Toledo, Ohio
  • 1937-01-01 US Army Air Corps physiological research laboratory completed, Ohio
  • 1940-06-05 A synthetic rubber tire exhibited Akron, Ohio by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
  • 1941-03-24 LIU beats Ohio U 56-42 for NIT basketball championship
  • 1944-10-20 Liquid-gas tanks in Cleveland, Ohio, explode, 135 die, 3,600 homeless
  • 1944-12-02 10th Heisman Trophy Award: Les Horvath, Ohio State (QB)

Sport awardGolf Major

1945-07-15 27th PGA Championship: Byron Nelson at Morraine CC Dayton Ohio

Golfer Byron Nelson
Byron Nelson
  • 1947-05-11 BF Goodrich announced the development of tubeless tire (Akron Ohio)
  • 1947-12-17 WEWS TV channel 5 in Cleveland, Ohio (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1949-07-10 1st practical rectangular TV tube announced-Toledo, Ohio
  • 1949-12-19 WJW TV channel 8 in Cleveland, Ohio (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1950-06-27 32nd PGA Championship: Chandler Harper at Scioto CC Columbus Ohio
  • 1950-09-11 33 die in a train crash in Coshocton Ohio
  • 1950-12-12 16th Heisman Trophy Award: Vic Janowicz, Ohio State (HB)
  • 1952-05-28 Memphis Kiddie Park opens in Brooklyn, Ohio. The park's Little Dipper roller coaster would become the oldest operating steel roller coaster in North America.
  • 1953-01-03 Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
  • 1953-03-27 21 die in a train crash in Conneaut, Ohio
  • 1955-12-08 21st Heisman Trophy Award: Howard Cassady, Ohio State (HB)
  • 1956-12-22 Colo is born, the first gorilla to be bred in captivity at Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1957-07-21 39th PGA Championship: Lionel Hebert at Miami Valley GC Dayton Ohio
  • 1957-11-02 1st titanium mill opened, Toronto, Ohio
  • 1957-12-12 Willem J Kolff and his team at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic removed the heart from a dog and replaced it with a pneumatic pump which kept the dog alive for 90 minutes, proving the viability of the artificial heart
  • 1961-04-27 NFL officially recognizes Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio
  • 1962-12-31 Ohio ends suit against Reds when they agree to stay in Cin for 10 yrs
  • 1963-09-07 Pro Football Hall of Fame dedicated in Canton Ohio

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1964-03-30 Astronaut John Glenn withdraws from Ohio senate race

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • 1964-07-19 46th PGA Championship: Bobby Nichols shoots a 271 at Columbus CC Ohio
  • 1965-02-07 WVIZ TV channel 25 in Cleveland, Ohio (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965-06-19 KYW-AM in Cleveland Ohio returns call letters to Philadelphia
  • 1966-07-12 10.51" (26.70 cm) of rainfall, Sandusky Ohio (state record)
  • 1967-06-12 Race riot in Cincinnati Ohio (300 arrested)
  • 1967-11-07 Carl B Stokes elected first African American mayor of a major US city - Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1967-11-13 Carl Stokes sworn-in as 1st major city black mayor (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • 1967-12-15 The Silver Bridge collapses over the Ohio River in the US, killing 46 people
  • 1968-01-19 WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, Ohio (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1968-04-26 Students seize administration building at Ohio State
  • 1968-06-15 "Yummy Yummy Yummy" by Ohio Express hits #4
  • 1968-06-17 Ohio Express' "Yummy Yummy Yummy" goes gold
  • 1968-09-15 WUAB TV channel 43 in Lorain-Cleveland, Ohio (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1969-07-04 The Ohio Fireworks Derecho kills 18 Ohioans and destroys over 100 boats on Lake Erie.
  • 1969-08-17 51st PGA Championship: Ray Floyd shoots a 276 at NCR GC Dayton Ohio
  • 1970-05-04 National Guard kills 4 at Kent State in Ohio
  • 1970-05-08 Thousands of students protest against the Vietnam War following the Kent State shootings in Ohio
  • 1970-05-21 National Guard mobilizes to quell disturbances at Ohio State University
  • 1971-01-04 Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to relatives of Kent State victims
  • 1971-06-30 Ohio becomes 38th state to approve of lower voting age to 18, thus ratifying 26th amendment
  • 1971-09-11 Laurel Lea Schaefer (Ohio), 22, crowned 44th Miss America 1972

  • 1972-01-25 7' Ohio State center Luke Witte is stomped in face during a brawl in a game with Minnesota
  • 1973-05-26 Funky Worm by Ohio Players hits #15
  • 1973-09-15 Ohio State's Archie Griffith begins record 31 cons 100 yd rushing
  • 1973-12-28 Akron Ohio's Chamber of Commerce terminates itself from Soap Box Derby
  • 1974-06-26 The Universal Product Code is scanned for the first time to sell a package of Wrigley's chewing gum at the Marsh Supermarket in Troy, Ohio
  • 1974-12-24 Former US astronaut John Glenn join the Senate for Ohio
  • 1974-12-27 40th Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
  • 1975-12-06 41st Heisman Trophy Award: Archie Griffin, Ohio State (RB)
  • 1976-01-31 "Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players hits #1
  • 1976-03-04 John Pezzin bowls 33 consecutive strikes at Toledo, Ohio
  • 1976-03-29 8 Ohio National Guardsmen indicted for shooting 4 Kent State students
  • 1977-09-10 Susan Perkins (Ohio), crowned 50th Miss America 1978
  • 1978-12-16 Cleveland, Ohio becomes the first post-Depression era city to default on its loans, owing $14,000,000 to local banks.
  • 1978-12-30 Ohio State dismisses Woody Hayes as its football coach
  • 1979-05-03 1979 NFL Draft: Tom Cousineau from Ohio State first pick by Buffalo Bills
  • 1979-06-22 Pro Football Researchers Association forms (Canton Ohio)
  • 1981-02-01 31st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-120 at Richfield, Ohio
  • 1981-05-21 Kim Seelbrede, (Ohio), crowned 30th Miss USA
  • 1982-11-01 Honda becomes the first Asian automobile company to produce cars in the United States with the opening of their factory in Marysville, Ohio. The Honda Accord is the first car produced there.
  • 1982-12-03 77°F highest December temperature ever recorded in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1983-09-23 Gerrie Coetzee KOs Michael Dokes in 10 for heavyweight boxing title in Ohio
  • 1985-05-31 Tornadoes in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York State & Canada kill 88 & injured more than 1,000
  • 1985-05-31 Tornado outbreak in United States and Canada sees 41 tornadoes hit Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Ontario, leaving 44 dead
  • 1985-06-11 WJW-AM/TV in Cleveland Ohio change call letters to WRMR
  • 1987-08-18 Ohio health care worker Donald Harvey sentenced to triple life for poisoning 24 patients
  • 1987-09-27 27th Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 15-13 at Muirfield Village GC (Ohio)
  • 1989-10-30 Smith Dairy at Orrville Ohio, makes largest milk shake (1,575.2 gal)
  • 1992-08-31 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Cleveland, Ohio on WNCX 98.5 FM
  • 1993-04-11 450 prisoners riot at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio, and continue for ten days, citing grievances about prison conditions and the forced vaccination of Nation of Islam prisoners (for tuberculosis)
  • 1994-01-07 United Express commuter plane crashes in Ohio, killing 5
  • 1994-01-19 -20°F (-29°C) (5:32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland Ohio
  • 1994-04-24 1994 NFL Draft: Dan Wilkinson from Ohio State first pick by Cincinnati Bengals
  • 1995-09-01 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland Ohio
  • 1995-09-11 Ohio's Governor Voinovich proclaims "Cleveland Indians Day"
  • 1995-12-09 61st Heisman Trophy Award: Eddie George, Ohio State (RB)
  • 1997-04-19 1997 NFL Draft: Orlando Pace from Ohio State first pick by St. Louis Rams
  • 1997-06-17 NHL announces it will add Nashville in 1998, Atlanta in 1999 & Minneapolis-St Paul & Columbus, Ohio in 2000
  • 2005-10-15 Riot in Toledo, Ohio breaks out during a National Socialist/Neo-Nazi protest; over 100 are arrested.
  • 2006-12-09 72nd Heisman Trophy Award: Troy Smith, Ohio State (QB)
  • 2012-06-30 Mid-Atlantic storms in the United States kill 13 and leave millions without power in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
  • 2015-01-25 60th NHL All-Star Game: Team Toews beats Team Foligno 17-12 at Columbus, Ohio
  • 2015-08-06 Republican Presidental nomination race begins with debate between 7 lesser ranked candidates in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2015-10-29 Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) is elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives, succeeding John Boehner (R-Ohio)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 500

  • 1907-08-18 Enoch Light, orchestra leader (Gulf Road Show with Bob Smith), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1907-08-30 John Mauchly, American physicist who with J. Presper Eckert, designed the first general purpose electronic digital computer (ENIAC), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1907-11-16 Burgess Meredith, actor (Mr Novak, The Penguin in Batman, Rocky), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1997)

  • 1907-12-16 Ray C Bliss, (R) Ohio State Republican Chairman

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1908-09-07 Paul Brown, NFL hall of fame coach (Cleveland Browns, Cincinnati Bengals), born in Norwalk, Ohio

American Football Coach Paul Brown
American Football Coach
Paul Brown
  • 1908-11-19 Alan Baxter, East actor (Big Town Girl, Rags to Riches), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1909-04-22 Ralph Byrd, actor (Dick Tracy TV Show), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1909-05-04 Howard Da Silva, [Silverblatt], actor (Ben Franklin-1776), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1910-03-13 Sammy Kaye, American orchestra leader (Swing and Sway With Sammy Kaye), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1987)
  • 1910-05-01 Cliff Battles, NFL hall of famer (Braves, Redskins), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1911-02-14 Florence Rice, actress (Double Wedding, Riding on Air), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1911-05-13 Robert Middleton, American film and TV actor (Barney-Monroes), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1977)
  • 1911-07-01 Alvino Rey, orchestra leader (King Family), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1911-10-07 Vaughn Monroe, singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1911-11-05 Roy Rogers, cowboy (Happy Trails, Roy Rogers Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

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1911-12-13 Kenneth Patchen, American poet and novelist (Cloth of the Tempest), born in Niles, Ohio (d. 1972)

Poet/Novelist Kenneth Patchen
Kenneth Patchen
  • 1912-04-02 Herbert Mills, American singer, (The Mills Brothers), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1989)
  • 1913-02-14 Woody Hayes, [Wayne], college football coach (Ohio, 1968 coach of the year)
  • 1913-02-25 Jim Backus, actor (Mr Magoo, Thurston Howell III-Gilligan Is), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1913-04-14 John Howard, actor (Dave-My Three Sons), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1914-05-05 Tyrone Power, American actor (The Mark of Zorro, Alexander's Ragtime Band), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1958)
  • 1914-07-02 Frederick Fennell, conductor (Time & Winds), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1914-07-17 James Purdy, Hicksville, Ohio, writer (The House of the Solitary Maggot), (disputed birthdate, 1923), (d. 2009)
  • 1914-12-28 Lee Bowman, actor (Ellery Queen, Miami Undercover), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1914-12-31 Pat Brady, actor (Roy Rodgers Show), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1915-03-27 Selma Rubin, Toledo, Ohio, environmental activist (Earth Day co-founder), (d. 2012)
  • 1915-10-28 Dody Goodman, comedienne (Mary Hartman!, Max Duggan), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1915-12-13 Mark Stevens, actor (Big Town, Martin Kane), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1916-11-16 Daws Butler, animation voice (Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1917-06-04 Howard Metzenbaum, (Sen-D-Ohio, 1974- )
  • 1917-06-07 Dean Martin [Dino Paul Crocetti], American singer and actor (Martin and Lewis, The Dean Martin Show), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1995)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1917-07-17 Phyllis Diller, American comedienne and actress (Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number), born in Lima, Ohio (d. 2012)

Comedienne and Actress Phyllis Diller
Comedienne and Actress
Phyllis Diller
  • 1917-09-13 Robert Eugene Ward, composer (Pantaloon), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1917-10-15 Arthur Schlesinger Jr, Ohio, historian (1946 Pulitzer-Age of Jackson)
  • 1918-05-01 Jack Paar, American television host of the Jack Paar Show (d. 2004), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1918-10-10 Bobby Byrne, orchestra leader (Club Seven), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1918-10-27 Paul Dixon, Earling Iowa, Ohio talk show host (Paul Dixon Show)
  • 1918-11-10 Jack McCoy, TV host (Live Like a Millionaire), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1918-11-29 Herb Shriner, host/humorist (Herb Shriner Show), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 1919-01-16 Bob Boucher, Kent Ohio, orchestra leader (Music on Ice)
  • 1919-03-29 Eileen Heckart, actress (Doll's House, Trauma Center), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1919-04-07 Ralph Flanagan, orchestra leader (Let's Dance), born in Loraine, Ohio
  • 1919-05-24 Sid Couchey, American comic book artist (Richie Rich), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1919-08-06 Pauline Betz Addie, tennis champ (Wimbledon 1946), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1919-12-01 Anne Cox Chambers, US ambassador to Belgium (1977-81), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1919-12-06 Jimmy Bivins [James], Hall of Fame heavyweight boxer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2012)
  • 1920-02-16 Lee Russell, vocalist (Vincent Lopez), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1920-03-05 Delbert L. Latta, American politician (Rep-R-OH, 1959-89 ), born in Weston, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1920-05-23 Helen O'Connell, Lima Ohio, singer (Green Eyes, Anapola)
  • 1920-10-19 LaWanda Page, actress (Aunt Esther-Sanford & Sons), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1921-02-14 Hugh Downs, TV journalist (20/20, Concentration), born in Akron, Ohio

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1921-02-16 Vera-Ellen [Westmeier Rohe], American actress/dancer (Wonder Man), born in Norwood, Ohio

Actress Vera-Ellen
  • 1921-03-06 Ross Hunter, American film producer (Airport, Madame X, Pillow Talk), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996) date of birth disputed)

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1921-07-18 John Glenn, American astronaut (1st American to orbit the earth) and politician (Senator D-Ohio), born in Cambridge, Ohio (d. 2016)

Astronaut and Politician John Glenn
Astronaut and Politician
John Glenn
  • 1921-10-17 Tom Poston, American actor (Steve Allen Show, Newhart), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1921-10-28 Peggy Kirk Bell, top American amateur golfer, born in Findlay, Ohio (d. 2016)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1922-04-03 Doris Day, "girl next door" actress (Pillow Talk), born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Singer and Actress Doris Day
Singer and Actress
Doris Day
  • 1922-05-19 David McLean, actor (Tate-Tate), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1922-06-26 Eleanor Parker, Ohio, actress (Caged, Detective Story, Hans Brinker), (d. 2013)
  • 1922-11-09 Dorothy Dandridge, American actress/singer/dancer (Porgy & Bess), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1923-02-07 Keefe Brasselle, actor (Be Our Guest), born in Elyria, Ohio
  • 1923-05-21 Ara Parseghian, American football player and coach (Northwestern, Notre Dame), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1923-07-08 Harrison Dillard, 100m runner (Oly-4 gold-1948, 52), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1924-04-16 Henry Mancini, composer/conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio

Composer and Conductor Henry Mancini
Composer and Conductor
Henry Mancini
  • 1924-07-20 Lola Albright, actress (Delta Country, Kid Galahad), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • 1924-07-20 Thomas Berger, American novelist (Vital Parts, Little Big Man), born in Cincinnati, Ohio, (d. 2014)
  • 1924-08-21 Jack Weston [Weinstein], American actor, (4 Seasons, Rad), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996) date uncertain
  • 1924-10-27 Ruby Dee, American actress (A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1924-11-08 Joe Flynn, actor (McHale's Navy), born in Youngstown, Ohio

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1925-01-26 Paul Newman, American actor (Hud, Hombre, Hustler), racing car driver and popcorn mogul (Newman's Own), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2008)

Actor & Entrepreneur Paul Newman
Actor & Entrepreneur
Paul Newman
  • 1925-02-17 Hal Holbrook, actor (All the President's Men, Mark Twain), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1925-02-21 Al Fann, actor (Alvin-He's the Mayor), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1925-02-23 Louis Stokes, politician (Rep-D-OH, 1969-99 ), born in Cleveland Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 1925-05-11 William Glasser, psychiatrist (reality therapy, choice theory), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1925-06-29 Hale Smith, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1925-11-11 Jonathan Winters, comedian (J Winters Show, Mork & Mindy), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • 1926-02-02 Wanda Lewis, Struther Ohio, actress (This is Music, Paul Dixon Show)
  • 1926-06-13 Paul Lynde, American comedian and actor (The Hollywood Squares, Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), born in Mt Vernon, Ohio (d. 1982)
  • 1926-09-14 Richard Elsasser, American composer and organist, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • 1926-10-15 Jean Peters, actress (Viva Zapata!, Apache, Deep Waters), born in Canton, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • 1926-10-17 Karl Gordon Henize, astronaut (STS 51-F), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1926-11-20 Kaye Ballard, actress/comedienne (Kaye-Mothers-in-Law), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1927-01-17 Donald Erb, American composer known for large orchestral works, born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 2008)
  • 1927-02-21 Erma Bombeck, humorist (The Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1927-06-21 Carl Burton Stokes, African American politician (51st mayor of Cleveland) and TV newscaster, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1928-01-01 Ernest R Tidyman, Ohio, novelist/screenwriter (The French Connection)
  • 1928-01-08 Sander Vanocur, news anchor (NBC Weekend News), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1928-01-11 Mitchell Ryan, actor (Chase, Executive Suite), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1928-02-28 Tom Aldredge, actor (What About Bob, Nurse, Mind Snatchers), born in Dayton, Ohio
  • 1928-03-25 James A Lovell Jr, American astronaut (Gemini 7, 12, Apollo 8, 13), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1928-09-07 Donald Henderson, American epidemiologist, led world campaign that eradicated smallpox, born in Lakewood, Ohio (d. 2016)
  • 1928-11-20 Franklin Cover, actor (Tom-The Jeffersons), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1929-06-16 James K. Randall, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1929-06-29 Peter George, weightlifter (Oly-gold/2 silver-48, 52), born in Akron, Ohio
  • 1929-07-18 "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins, R&B musician (I Put a Spell on You), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2000)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1930-01-04 Don Shula, American NFL coach (Miami Dolphins), born in Grand River Ohio

NFL Head Coach Don Shula
NFL Head Coach
Don Shula
  • 1930-02-13 Dotty McGuire, vocalist (McGuire Sisters), born in Middletown, Ohio
  • 1930-02-15 C F Payne, British chief constable, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1930-04-25 Dotty Mack, actress (Paul Dixon Show), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1930-06-23 Donn Fulton Eisele, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 7), born in Columbus, Ohio

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths