Gillette in History

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Businessman and Inventor King C. Gillette
Businessman and Inventor
King C. Gillette
  • 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


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1855-01-05 King C. Gillette, American businessman and inventor of inexpensive and disposable safety razor blades, born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin (d. 1932)

Businessman and Inventor King C. Gillette
Businessman and Inventor
King C. Gillette

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Businessman and Inventor King C. Gillette
Businessman and Inventor
King C. Gillette
  • 1973-01-16 Ray Barrett, sportscaster (Gillette Summer Sports Reel), dies at 65