Waterbury in History

Historical Events

  • 1926-07-22 105°F (41°C), Waterbury, Connecticut (state record)
  • 1953-09-04 WATR (now WTXX) TV channel 20 in Waterbury, CT (NBC) begins

Famous Birthdays

  • 1837-12-14 William Wells, American businessman, politician, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Waterbury, Vermont (d. 1892)

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1904-03-19 John Sirica, US federal judge (Watergate hearings), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1992)

US Federal Judge John Sirica
US Federal Judge
John Sirica
  • 1907-06-04 Rosalind Russell, American actress (Mame, Take a Letter Darling), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1976)
  • 1920-04-03 Stan Freeman, pianist (Melody Tour), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1921-08-03 Hayden Carruth, novelist (Crow & Heart), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1928-07-13 Bob Crane, actor (Col Hogan-Hogan's Heroes, Donna Reed), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1930-03-29 Donny Conn, musician (The Playmates), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1940-08-01 Joan Joyce, softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1940-08-18 Joan Joyce, LPGA golfer (1984 S&H Golf Classic-6th), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

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1949-10-02 Annie Leibovitz, American photographer (Rolling Stone), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

Photographer Annie Leibovitz
Photographer
Annie Leibovitz
  • 1950-06-08 Elmar Oliveira, violinist (Naumburg 1978), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1960-02-11 Richard A Mastracchio, astronaut, born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1961-10-26 Dylan McDermott, American actor (The Practice, American Horror Story), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1969-07-18 Elizabeth Gilbert, American author (Eat Pray, Love), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1969-09-07 Darren Bragg, outfielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1969-09-28 Jack O'Keffe, Australian golfer, born in Waterbury, Connecticut