Pennsylvania in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 526

  • 1924-05-21 Jack Twyman, basketball player (Rochester/Cincinnati Royals), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1924-06-25 Sidney Lumet, director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1924-07-05 Beverly Tyler, actress (Fireball, Lorelei-Big Town), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1924-09-20 Gogi Grant, [Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg], singer (The Wayward Wind), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1924-09-20 James Galanos, fashion designer (Coty Hall of Fame 1959), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1924-11-10 Russell Johnson, actor (the professor in Gilligan's Island), born in Ashley, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1925-02-14 Elliot Lawrence, orchestra leader (Guide Right, Howard Cosell), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1925-06-25 Robert Venturi, architect (Levittown NY, Las Vegas), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1925-07-21 Al Checco, actor (Extreme Close-up), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1925-09-15 Forrest Compton, actor (Gomer Pyle USMC, Edge of Night), born in Reading, Pennsylvania
  • 1926-01-19 Fritz Weaver, actor (Josef-Holocaust, Day of the Dolphin), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1926-01-20 David Eugene Tudor, composer, born in Philadelphi, Pennsylvania
  • 1926-02-22 Bud Yorkin, producer (All in the Family, 1959, 1960 Emmy), born in Washington, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 1926-04-09 Harris Wofford, (Sen-R-Pennsylvania)
  • 1926-08-14 Buddy Greco, jazz singer (Away We Go, Broadway Open House), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1926-09-03 Anne Jackson, American stage actress (Twice Around the Park), born in Millvale, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1926-10-13 Ray Brown, American jazz double bassist , born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1927-01-06 Jesse Leonard Steinfeld, 11th US Surgeon General (1969-73), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1927-02-02 Stan Getz, jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1927-04-16 Peter Mark Richman, actor (Andrew-Dynasty), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1927-09-22 Tom Lasorda [Thomas], baseball manager (LA Dodgers), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania

Baseball Manager Tom Lasorda
Baseball Manager
Tom Lasorda
  • 1927-10-07 Al Martino, singer (Here in My Heart)/actor (The Godfather), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1927-11-12 Jack Butler, NFL hall of famer (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1928-01-31 S. Newman Darby, American inventor of the sailboard, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

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1928-03-20 Fred Rogers, American children's TV host (Mr Rogers' Neighborhood), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)

TV Host Fred Rogers
TV Host
Fred Rogers
  • 1928-03-21 James W Kinnear, CEO (Texaco), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1928-04-02 Rita Gam, actress (Distortions, Hannibal), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1928-06-25 Jacob Druckman, American composer (Animus I Auerole), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1928-07-23 Vera Rubin, American astronomer who discovered dark matter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

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1928-08-06 Andy Warhol, American pop artist and film producer (Frankenstein, Bad), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)

Pop Artist Andy Warhol
Pop Artist
Andy Warhol
  • 1928-08-10 Eddie Fisher, singer (Oh My Papa, Lady of Spain), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1928-11-06 Peter Matz, orchestra leader (Hullabaloo, Carol Burnett Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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1928-12-07 Noam Chomsky, American linguist (founded transformational grammar), philospher and political activist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Linguist & Author Noam Chomsky
Linguist & Author
Noam Chomsky
  • 1929-02-21 Henry Kloss, American audio engineer (acoustic loudspeaker), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • 1929-06-03 Chuck Barris, TV game show producer and host (Gong Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)

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1929-09-10 Arnold Palmer, American golfing great (4x Masters), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

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1929-11-12 Grace Kelly, American actress (Rear Window) and Princess of Monaco, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1982)

Actress Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
  • 1930-02-16 Peggy King, vocalist/actress (George Gobel Show), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-03-17 James Benson Irwin, Col USAF/astronaut (Apollo 15), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-04-08 John Bartholomew Tucker, TV host (Candid Camera, Treasure Island), born in Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1930-05-08 Alex L. Shigo, Duquesne Pennsylvania, American Biologist and Plant Pathologist known for his study of tree decay and contributions to modern arboricultural practices
  • 1930-06-02 Charles Pete Conrad Jr, USN/astro (Gem 5 11, Ap 12, Skylab 2), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-07-30 Tony Lip, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, actor (Sopranos, Donnie Brasco, Good Fellas), (d. 2013)
  • 1930-11-14 Jay Migliori, saxophonist (Supersax), born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1930-11-17 David Werner Amram, composer (Splendor in the Grass), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-11-27 Joe DeNardo, American Meteorologist, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-12-13 Robert Prosky, actor (Christine, Sgt Jablonski-Hill St Blues), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1931-05-16 Jack Dodson, actor (Howard Sprage- "The Andy Griffith Show"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1931-06-07 Henry Weinberg, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1931-08-01 Lucien E Blackwell, (Rep-D-Pennsylvania)
  • 1931-09-29 Eddie Barth, actor (Shaft, Simon & Simon), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1931-09-29 Joseph M. McDade, (Rep-R-Pennsylvania, 1963-1999), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • 1932-01-19 Joe Schmidt, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker (Detroit Lions) and coach, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-02-11 Jerome Lowenthal, pianist/prof (Jerusalem Academy of Music), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-04-21 Elaine May, American comedienne/writer/actress (New Leaf, Primary Colors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-07-25 Paul Joseph Weitz, Erie Pennsylvania, astronaut (Skylab 2, STS 6)

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1932-07-31 Ted Cassidy, American actor (Lurch-Addams Family), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 1932-09-18 Jack Mullaney, actor (My Living Doll, It's About Time), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-11-04 Noam Pitlik, actor/director (Sanford & Son, Bob Newhart), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1932-11-14 Ramon Zupko, American composer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1933-03-12 Barbara Feldon, American actress (Agent 99-Get Smart), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1933-04-05 Frank Gorshin, comedian/impersonator (Riddler-Batman), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1933-04-19 Jayne Mansfield, [Vera Jane Palmer], American actress (The Girl Can't Help It), born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania (d. 1967)

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1933-05-07 Johnny Unitas, NFL QB (Balt Colts, San Diego); one of the greats, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NFL Quarterback Johnny Unitas
NFL Quarterback
Johnny Unitas
  • 1934-03-22 Orrin Hatch, politician (Sen-R-UT, 1977- ), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1934-04-28 Lois Duncan, American young adult novelist (I Know What You Did Last Summer), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1934-05-04 Pete Barbutti, comedian (Garry Moore Show), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1934-12-01 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American singer (Me & Mrs Jones), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)
  • 1935-03-17 Adam Wade, singer (Tony Orlando & Dawn), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-04-16 Bobby Vinton, singer (Roses are Red, Blue on Blue), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-06-03 Ted Curson [Theodore], Jazz Trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1935-07-02 Ed Bullins, playwright, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-09-05 Werner Erhard, founded EST, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-10-04 Eddie Applegate, American actor (Patty Duke Show), born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

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1935-10-18 Peter Boyle, American actor (Joe, Candidate, Everybody Loves Raymond), born in Norristown, Pennsylvania

  • 1935-11-22 Michael Callan, [Calinieff], actor (Peter-Occasional Wife), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-12-06 George Williams, soul singer (the Tymes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)
  • 1936-05-22 George H. Heilmeier, American engineer (helped invent LCD displays), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • 1936-06-08 James Darren, actor (TJ Hooker, Diamond Head, Venus in Furs), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1936-08-21 Wilt Chamberlain, American NBA Legend (LA Lakers, 5 time MVP), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1936-08-24 William J. Coyne, American politician (Rep-D-Pennsylvania, 1981-2003), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1936-11-21 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropolos 1964), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1937-01-22 Joseph Wambaugh, American police writer ("The Onion Fields"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1937-07-10 Sandy Stewart, singer (Sing Along With Mitch, Mr President), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1937-07-12 Bill Cosby, American actor and comedian (Cosby Show, I Spy, Leonard Part 6), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actor/Comedian Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
  • 1938-02-01 Sherman Hemsley, actor (All in the Family, Jeffersons, Amen), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1938-04-26 Maurice Williams, American rocker (Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs), born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-01-10 Bill Toomey, decathelete (Olympic gold 68), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-04-22 Jason Miller, actor and writer (Exorcist, Light of Day), born in Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-06-08 Herb Adderley, NFL hall of famer (Packers, Cowboys), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-07-04 Ed Bernard, actor (Joe-Police Woman, Jim-White Shadow), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-10-12 Carolee Schneemann, American performance artist, born in Fox Chase, Philadelphia

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1939-10-18 Mike Ditka, NFL coach and tight-end (Bears, Cowboys, NFL rookie year 1961), born in Carnegie, Pennsylvania

NFL Head Coach Mike Ditka
NFL Head Coach
Mike Ditka

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1939-10-24 F. Murray Abraham, American actor (All the President's Men and Amadeus), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • 1939-11-29 Meco [Domenico Monardo], musician and producer (Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk), born in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1940-08-22 George Reinholt, actor (Steve-Another World, One Life to Live), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1940-08-23 Richard Sanders, actor (Les Nessman -WKRP), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • 1940-09-18 Frankie Avalon [Francis Avallone], American actor and singer (Beach Party, Venus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-01-26 Scott Glenn, actor (Right Stuff, Personal Best, Backdraft), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-05-10 Danny Rapp, rocker (Danny & Juniors), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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