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)
  • 1857-07-01 Roger Connor, American Baseball Hall of Fame 1st baseman (career HR record 138 stood for 23 years), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1931)
  • 1891-09-11 William Thomas Walsh, American author (Isabella of Spain), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1949)

Person of interestJohn Sirica

1904-03-19 John Sirica, American 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, American composer (Melody Tour), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 1921-08-03 Hayden Carruth, American poet (The Crow and the Heart), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2008)
  • 1923-03-13 William F. Bolger, 65th Postmaster General of the United States, born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • 1928-07-13 Bob Crane, American DJ and actor (Col Hogan-Hogan's Heroes, Donna Reed), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1978)
  • 1930-03-29 Donny Conn, American musician (The Playmates), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1940-08-18 Joan Joyce, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983), born in Waterbury, Connecticut

Person of interestAnnie Leibovitz

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

Photographer Annie Leibovitz
Photographer
Annie Leibovitz
  • 1950-06-08 Elmar Oliveira, American 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, American outfielder (Seattle Mariners), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1969-09-28 Jack O'Keffe, Australian golfer, born in Waterbury, Connecticut