Norwalk in History

Historical Events

  • 1853-05-06 1st major US rail disaster kills 46 (Norwalk, Connecticut)

Famous Birthdays

  • 1789-10-03 Francis Gregory, American Rear Admiral (Union Navy), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1866)
  • 1813-07-07 William Scott Ketchum, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1871)
  • 1831-06-29 William Thomas Clark, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1905)
  • 1864-01-06 Ban Johnson, American baseball executive (American League), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1931)
  • 1886-03-08 Edward Calvin Kendall, American chemist, isolated cortisone (Nobel 1950), born in South Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1972)
  • 1906-05-17 Horace McMahon, American actor (Detective Story, Martin Kane Private Eye), born in South Norwalk, Connecticut (dd. 1971)
  • 1920-05-08 Sloan Wilson, novelist (Man in the Gray Flannal, born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1922-06-17 Kelsey Jones, Canadian composer, born in South Norwalk, Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • 1926-09-07 Donald J. Irwin, American politician (32nd Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut), born in Rosario, Argentina (d. 2013)
  • 1935-01-01 B. Kliban, American cartoonist known for his drawings of cats, usually with horrible puns (Love to Eat Them Mousies), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1990)
  • 1941-03-10 George Smith, American Chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2018), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1941-08-11 John Simon, American record producer (The Band), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1943-05-27 Bruce Weitz, actor (Hill St Blues, Death of a Centerfold), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1952-08-27 Roger Stone, American political lobbyist, born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1953-12-30 Daniel T Barry, PhD/MD/astronaut (STS 72), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1966-09-25 Todd Philcox, American NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Bucs), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1967-12-15 Mo Vaughn, American baseball first baseman (MLB All-Star 1995, 96, 98; AL MVP 1995; Boston Red Sox), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1974-04-16 Mat Devine, American singer (Kill Hannah), born in Norwalk, Connecticut

Famous Deaths

  • 2013-07-07 Donald J. Irwin, American politician (32nd Mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut), dies from heart failure at 86