Financiers in History

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1907-10-01 A downturn in the stock market leads to a run on the dollar; US President Theodore Roosevelt will be forced to call on financier J. P. Morgan to help manage the financial crisis

Industrialist and Banker J. P. Morgan
Industrialist and Banker
J. P. Morgan
26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • 2009-06-29 Financier Bernard Madoff sentenced to 150 years in prison, US maximum, for conducting massive Ponzi scheme
  • 2019-07-08 US financier Jeffrey Epstein indicted on further charges of sex trafficking of minors
  • 2019-08-10 Financier Jeffrey Epstein found dead of an apparent suicide in his jail cell in New York, while awaiting trail for sex trafficking charges

Famous Birthdays

  • 1641-05-16 Dudley North, English financier and economist
  • 1668-05-06 Alain-René Lesage, French author (Turcaret ou le Financier), born in Sarzeau, France (d. 1747)
  • 1759-06-21 Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman and financier born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1817)
  • 1797-07-29 Daniel Drew, American financier (d. 1879)
  • 1816-12-08 August Belmont, Prussian-American financier and diplomat (U.S. Minister to the Netherlands 1853-57), born in Alzey, Hesse, Germany (d. 1890)
  • 1819-11-10 Cyrus West Field, American financier noted for success of 1st transatlantic cable, born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts (d. 1892)

Person of interestDoc Durant

1820-02-06 Doc Durant [Thomas C. Durant], American financier and railroad promoter (Transcontinental Railroad-Union Pacific), born in Lee, Massachusetts (d. 1885)

Financier and Railroad Promoter Doc Durant
Financier and Railroad Promoter
Doc Durant
  • 1821-08-10 Jay Cooke, American financier (d. 1905)
  • 1829-03-19 Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (d. 1901)

Person of interestHetty Green

1834-11-21 Henrietta "Hetty" Green, American businesswoman and financier whose wealth and miserliness saw her known as the "Witch of Wall Street", born in New Bedford, Massachusetts (d. 1916)

The Witch of Wall Street Hetty Green
The Witch of Wall Street
Hetty Green
  • 1836-05-27 Jay Gould, American railroad developer and speculator, born in Roxbury, New York (d. 1892)

Person of interestJ. P. Morgan

1837-04-17 J. P. Morgan, Sr. [John Pierpont], American financier and banker (General Electric, Steel Corporation, AT&T), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1913)

Industrialist and Banker J. P. Morgan
Industrialist and Banker
J. P. Morgan
  • 1841-07-05 William C. Whitney, American financier and 31st United States Secretary of the Navy, born in Conway, Massachusetts (d. 1904)
  • 1856-08-12 "Diamond Jim" Brady, American financier (d. 1917)
  • 1866-06-20 George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English financier and Egyptologist who funded the search for and excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, born in Highclere Castle, Hampshire, England (d. 1923)
  • 1867-09-07 J. P. Morgan, Jr. [John Pierpont], American financier and son of J.P. Morgan, Sr., (J.P. Morgan & Co.), born in Irvington, New York (d. 1943)
  • 1870-08-19 Bernard Baruch, American financier and presidential adviser (Cold War), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 1965)
  • 1871-09-21 Ernst Heldring, Dutch ship owner and financier, born in Amsterdam (d. 1954)

Person of interestJohn D. Rockefeller Jr

1874-01-29 John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, born in Cleveland, Ohio

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • 1880-11-01 Karel Paul van der Mandele, Dutch financier and director (Rotterdam Bank), born in Delft, Netherlands (d. 1975)

Person of interestCyrus Eaton

1883-12-27 Cyrus Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate, born in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia (d. 1979)

Steel Magnate Cyrus Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus Eaton
  • 1895-09-27 Woolf Barnato, British financier and racing driver, born in Spencer House, London (d. 1948)
  • 1895-12-24 E. Roland Harriman, American financier, born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • 1903-07-21 Roy Neuberger, American financier
  • 1904-08-27 John Hay Whitney, American financier and philanthropist, born in Ellsworth, Maine (d. 1982)
  • 1904-10-15 Julian Hodge, British financier and multi-millionaire (Hodge Group), born in Camberwell, London (d. 2004)
  • 1910-01-21 Lord Cayzer, British financier/swcheeps magnate/multi-millionaire
  • 1913-06-11 John Elliott Terry, British film financier (National Film Finance Corp) (d. 1995)
  • 1919-03-07 Jocelyn Olaf Hambro, financier
  • 1923-04-03 John Smith, English landowner, financier and Philanthropist (National Trust, Landmark Trust), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1923-06-14 Jack Hayward, British financier (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club), born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 2015)
  • 1925-12-22 Lewis Glucksman, American financier, born in Manhattan, New York City (d. 2006)
  • 1927-02-10 Viscount Cowdray, British financier/multi-millionaire
  • 1927-08-17 Bernard "Bernie" Cornfeld, Romanian/US financier (Fund of Funds)
  • 1929-03-13 Jim Slater, British financier and writer, born in Heswall, Cheshire (d. 2015)
  • 1931-08-09 Mark Weinberg, South African-British financier and multi-millionaire, born in South Africa
  • 1933-03-16 Sandy Weill, American financier and philanthropist
  • 1935-12-04 Robert Vesco, American financier and fugitive, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2007)
  • 1937-10-05 Eli Jacobs, American financier and baseball owner (Baltimore Orioles), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1938-04-29 Bernard "Bernie" Madoff, American fraudster and financier who committed the largest fraud in US history, born in Queens, New York
  • 1942-05-20 Simon Keswick, British financier/merchant (Hong Kong)
  • 1944-02-03 C Thomas "Tom" Gallagher, American Republican politician, financier, and insurance agent, born in Wilmington, Delaware
  • 1944-07-11 Peter de Savary, English financier/multi-millionaire
  • 1946-07-04 Michael Milken, American financier and partner (Intl Capital Access Group), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1949-08-30 Ted Ammon, American financier and investment banker, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • 1950-03-02 Jeffrey Chodorow, American restaurateur and financier
  • 1964-01-06 Anthony Scaramucci, American financier and White House Communications Director (2017-), born in Long Island, New York

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

1998-03-27 Novelist Danielle Steel (50) weds financier Thomas James Perkins (66)

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • 1999-06-13 CNBC anchor-reporter Maria Bartiromo (31) weds son of multimillionaire financier Saul Steinberg, Jonathan Steinberg (34) in Long Island, New York

LoveWedding of Interest

1999-08-28 Actress Cathy Moriarty (38) weds financier Joseph Gentile

  • 2004-07-24 Former MSNBC news anchor Ashleigh Banfield (36) weds real estate financier Howard Gould (31) in Kenora, Ontario
  • 2014-06-21 TV journalist Katie Couric (57) weds financier John Molner in East Hampton, New York
  • 2016-05-28 The daughter of the duke of Wellington Lady Charlotte Anne Wellesley weds financier Alejandro Santo Domingo (39) in Íllora, Spain

Famous Deaths

  • 1417-07-15 Willem J Eggert, financier (W E Center, Purmerend), dies
  • 1579-11-21 Thomas Gresham, English merchant and financier
  • 1674-09-27 Robert Arnauld d'andilly, French literary figure, financier and translator, dies at 85
  • 1729-03-21 John Law, Scottish economist and author (Money and Trade Considered), dies at about 57
  • 1817-01-16 Alexander J. Dallas, American statesman and financier, dies at 57
  • 1844-02-27 Nicholas Biddle, US lawyer/diplomat/statesman/financier, dies at 85

Person of interestDoc Durant

1885-10-05 Doc Durant [Thomas C. Durant], American financier and railroad promoter (Transcontinental Railroad-Union Pacific), dies at 65

Financier and Railroad Promoter Doc Durant
Financier and Railroad Promoter
Doc Durant
  • 1890-11-24 August Belmont, Prussian-American financier and diplomat (U.S. Minister to the Netherlands 1853-57), dies at 76
  • 1892-07-12 Cyrus West Field, American financier noted for success of 1st transatlantic cable, dies at 72
  • 1901-10-19 Carl Frederik Tietgen, Danish financier and industrialist (b. 1829)
  • 1904-02-02 William C. Whitney, American financier and 31st United States Secretary of the Navy, dies at 62

Person of interestJ. P. Morgan

1913-03-31 J. P. Morgan, Sr. [John Pierpont], American financier and banker (General Electric, US Steel Corporation, AT&T), dies in his sleep at 75

Industrialist and Banker J. P. Morgan
Industrialist and Banker
J. P. Morgan

Person of interestHetty Green

1916-07-03 Henrietta "Hetty" Green, American businesswoman and financier whose wealth and miserliness saw her known as the "Witch of Wall Street", dies of a stroke at 81

The Witch of Wall Street Hetty Green
The Witch of Wall Street
Hetty Green
  • 1923-04-05 George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, English financier and Egyptologist who funded the search for and excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings, dies at 56 after a severe mosquito bite became infected by a razor cut
  • 1932-03-05 Takuma Dan, Japanese baron/financier/industrial, murdered
  • 1933-05-26 Horatio Bottomley, British financier and politician (b. 1860)
  • 1943-03-13 J. P. Morgan, Jr. [John Pierpont], American financier and son of J.P. Morgan, Sr., (J.P. Morgan & Co.), dies of a stroke at 75
  • 1948-07-27 Woolf Barnato, British financier and racing driver, dies at 52
  • 1954-04-29 Ernst Heldring, Dutch ship owner and financier, dies at 82

Person of interestJohn D. Rockefeller Jr

1960-05-11 John D. Rockefeller Jr., American financier & philanthropist, dies of pneumonia at 86

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr
  • 1965-06-20 Bernard Baruch, American financier and presidential adviser (Cold War), dies at 94
  • 1978-02-16 E. Roland Harriman, American financier (b. 1895)

Person of interestCyrus Eaton

1979-05-09 Cyrus Eaton, Canadian-American financier, industrialist and steel magnate, dies at 95

Steel Magnate Cyrus Eaton
Steel Magnate
Cyrus Eaton
  • 1979-06-26 Charles Clore, financier, dies
  • 1982-02-08 John Hay Whitney, American financier and philanthropist, dies at 76
  • 1994-06-19 Jocelyn Olaf Hambro, financier, dies at 75
  • 1995-02-27 Bernard Cornfield, financier, dies at 67
  • 1995-03-27 Bernard Cornfeld, Romanian/US financier (Fund of Funds), dies at 67
  • 1995-03-29 John Elliott Terry, British film financier (National Film Finance Corp), dies at 82
  • 2001-10-20 Ted Ammon, American financier and investment banker, bludgeoned to death at 52
  • 2004-07-17 Julian Hodge, British financier and multi-millionaire (Hodge Group), dies at 99
  • 2015-01-13 Jack Hayward, British financier (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club), dies at 91
  • 2015-11-18 Jim Slater, British financier and writer, dies at 86