Norwalk in History

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • 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, baseball founder (American League), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 1943-05-27 Bruce Weitz, actor (Hill St Blues, Death of a Centerfold), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1953-12-30 Daniel T Barry, PhD/MD/astronaut (STS 72), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1966-11-03 Todd Reynolds, pairs skaters (Olympics-1994), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1967-12-15 Mo Vaughn, American MLB first baseman (Boston Red Sox, MVP-1995), born in Norwalk, Connecticut