Gillette in History

Historical Events

Historic Event

1901-12-02 King C. Gillette begins selling safety razor blades

  • 1904-11-15 King C. Gillette patents the Gillette razor blade
  • 1945-08-15 Chandler sells World Series radio rights for $150,000 to Gillette, Ford had been World Series sponsor since 1934, pay $100,000 annually
  • 1947-09-26 Happy Chandler announces Ford & Gillette to sponsor World Series
  • 1950-12-26 Gillette & Mutual buy All Star & World Series rights ($6M for 6 yrs)
  • 1964-09-11 Gillette's 20 year contract with Madison Square Garden & ABC to televise fights for free ends as Dick Tiger defeats Don Fullmer at Cleve Auditorium

Famous Birthdays

King C. GilletteKing C. Gillette (1855-1932)

1855-01-05 American businessman and inventor of inexpensive and disposable safety razor blades, born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Famous Deaths

King C. GilletteKing C. Gillette (1855-1932)

1932-07-09 American businessman and inventor of inexpensive and disposable safety razor blades, dies at 77

  • 2009-09-08 Raymond "Ray" Barrett, Australian actor (The Troubleshooters, Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 82