Connecticut in History (Part 2)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 291

  • 1910-03-28 Frederick Baldwin Adams Jr., American librarian and director of the Pierpont Morgan Library, born in Greenwich, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 1910-04-09 Abraham Ribicoff, American politician, U.S. Senator from Connecticut, born in New Britain, Connecticut (d. 1998)
  • 1910-10-25 William Higinbotham, American physicist (member of team who developed first nuclear bomb), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • 1912-02-21 Arline Judge, American actress (Girls in Chains, Mad Wednesday, Age of Consent), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1974)
  • 1912-11-16 George Petrie, American actor (Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Honeymooners), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • 1913-05-01 Louis Nye, American comedian and actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Steve Allen Plymouth Show), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • 1914-10-04 Brendan Gill, American critic (The New Yorker), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • 1915-05-29 Igor Buketoff, American conductor (Iceland Symphony Orchestra 1964-65), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 1915-08-02 Gary Merrill, American actor (Young Dr Kildare, All About Eve), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1990)
  • 1916-01-04 Lionel Newman, American film music composer (Peyton Place), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • 1916-05-16 Adriana Caselotti, voice of Snow White in Disney's animated film, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1997)

Person of interestErnest Borgnine

1917-01-24 Ernest Borgnine, American actor (Ice Station Zebra, McHale's Navy, Marty), born in Hamden, Connecticut (d. 2012)

  • 1917-05-23 Edward Norton Lorenz, American mathematician and meteorologist, born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2008)
  • 1917-07-09 Ted Steele, American orchestra leader (Cavalcade of Stars), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1985)
  • 1917-08-06 Robert Mitchum, American actor (Out of the Past, Winds of War, North & South), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • 1917-12-14 Elyse Knox, actress (Hit the Ice, Black Gold), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1918-08-15 Fay Honey Knopp, American activist (founded a Quaker ministry for men and women in prisons), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 1995)
  • 1920-02-13 Eileen Farrell, opera soprano (Interrupted Melody), born in Willimantic, Connecticut
  • 1920-04-03 Stan Freeman, American composer (Melody Tour), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 1920-05-08 Sloan Wilson, novelist (Man in the Gray Flannal, born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1920-08-03 Maria Karnilova, American dancer and actress (Fiddler on the Roof, Ivan the Terrible), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 1920-11-05 Tommy Goodwin [Thomas], Connecticut, British Track Cyclist (2 X Olympic Bronze 1948), (d. 2012)
  • 1921-01-30 Bernie Leighton, orchestra leader (Chance of a Lifetime), born in West Haven, Connecticut
  • 1921-08-03 Hayden Carruth, novelist (Crow & Heart), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1922-03-20 Larry Elgart, bandleader/alto sax (Elgart Orchestra), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1922-04-26 Mike Kellin [Myron Kellin], American actor (Pipe Dream, American Buffalo), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1983)
  • 1922-09-20 Franco Ventriglia, American opera singer, born in Fairfield, Connecticut (d. 2012)
  • 1923-03-13 William F. Bolger, 65th Postmaster General of the United States, born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1989)
  • 1923-12-07 Ted Knight [Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka], American actor (Mary Tyler Moore, Too Close for Comfort), born in Terryville, Connecticut (d. 1986)
  • 1924-01-01 Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (Home Alone, Deranged, The Great Gatsby), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2011)
  • 1924-05-06 Mimi Benzell, operatic soprano (Gilda-Rigoletto), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1925-07-16 Phillip Pine, American actor (Set-Up, Under the Ground), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2006)
  • 1926-01-11 Grant Tinker, American TV executive (NBC), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • 1926-01-14 Tom Tryon, American actor (The Cardinal, All That Glitters, The Longest Day), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1991)

Person of interestEd Warren

1926-09-07 Ed Warren [Edward Warren Miney], American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Paranormal Investigator Ed Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Ed Warren
  • 1926-10-25 William "Biff" McGuire, American actor (Serpico, Heart is Lonely Hunter), born in New Haven, Connecticut

Person of interestLorraine Warren

1927-01-31 Lorraine Warren, American paranormal investigator (Amityville haunting), born in Monroe, Connecticut

Paranormal Investigator Lorraine Warren
Paranormal Investigator
Lorraine Warren
  • 1927-03-10 Donn Trenner, orchestra leader (ABC's Nightlife), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1927-04-10 Wesley A Clark, American computer designer (first personal computer - LINC), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • 1927-08-10 Vernon Washington, American actor (Roots, The Last Starfighter, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1988)
  • 1927-11-28 Chuck Mitchell, American actor (General Hospital, Porky's, Better Off Dead), born in Connecticut, United States (d. 1992)
  • 1928-07-13 Bob Crane, American DJ and actor (Col Hogan-Hogan's Heroes, Donna Reed), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1978)
  • 1928-11-23 Jerry Bock, Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1930-03-29 Donny Conn, American musician (The Playmates), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1930-05-07 Totie Fields [Sophie Feldman], American comedienne, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1978)
  • 1930-09-30 Ben Cooper, American western actor (Rose Tattoo, Outcast, Arizona Raiders), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1931-05-28 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1931-11-28 Hope Lange, American actress (Peyton Place, The Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in Redding, Connecticut (d. 2003)
  • 1932-11-09 Marian Christy, American author (Invasions of Privacy), born in Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • 1933-02-14 Bertram Jay Turetzky, US contrabassist, composer and educator, born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • 1933-02-22 Louise Lopez, American singer (Odyssey), born in Connecticut (d. 2015)

Person of interestRalph Nader

1934-02-27 Ralph Nader, American consumer advocate (Unsafe at Any Speed), born in Winsted, Connecticut

Political Activist Ralph Nader
Political Activist
Ralph Nader
  • 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)
  • 1935-03-13 Joseph Mascolo, American actor (Days of Our Lives), born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2016)
  • 1935-08-22 E. Annie Proulx, American author (Postcards), born in Norwich, Connecticut
  • 1936-06-30 Tony Musante, actor (David Toma-Toma, Nowhere to Hide), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 2013)
  • 1936-07-10 Barbara B. Kennelly, American politician (U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1938-10-22 Christopher Lloyd, American actor (Taxi, Back to the Future), born in Stamford, Connecticut,
  • 1939-02-10 Barbara Kolb, composer (Trobar Jus), born in Hartford, Connecticut

Person of interestGeorge Akerlof

1940-06-17 George Akerlof, American economist (The Market for Lemons) and 2001 Nobel laureate, born in New Haven, Connecticut

Economist George Akerlof
Economist
George Akerlof
  • 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
  • 1940-10-07 Dino Valenti [Chester "Chet" Powers], American rock guitarist/vocalist (Quicksilver Messenger Service), born in Danbury, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • 1940-10-09 Gordon J. Humphrey, US Senator (R) New Hampshire (1979-90), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1941-02-17 Gene Pitney, vocalist/songwriter (Town Without Pity), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1941-05-04 David LaFlamme, American electric violinist (It's a Beautiful Day), born in New Britain, Connecticut
  • 1941-05-08 Jim Mitchum, actor (Blackout, Invincible 6), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1941-07-01 Alfred G. Gilman, American scientist, (1994 Nobel laureate for G-protein discoveries), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1941-08-12 Deborah Walley, actress (Mothers-in-Law, Beach Blanket), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1942-02-24 Joe Lieberman, (Sen-D Connecticut)
  • 1942-04-04 Kris Jensen, American musician (Torture), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1942-06-21 William Bradford Reynolds, US Assistant Attorney General (1981-88), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1942-11-18 Linda Evans, actress (Dynasty, Big Valley, Beach Blanket Bingo), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1942-12-07 Jonathan D Kramer, American composer (Notta Sonata), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2004)
  • 1943-03-02 Rosa DeLauro, (Rep-D-Connecticut)
  • 1943-05-24 Gary Burghoff, actor (Radar - M*A*S*H), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1943-05-27 Bruce Weitz, actor (Hill St Blues, Death of a Centerfold), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1943-10-17 Susan Davenny Wyner, soprano (Walter Naumberg Prize), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1944-09-03 Sherwood C "Woody" Spring, Col USA/astronaut (STS 61B), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1945-03-10 Katharine Houghton, actress (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1945-10-18 Christopher Shays, (Rep-R-Connecticut)
  • 1945-12-06 James Naughton, American actor (Stranger is Watching, Trauma center), born in Middletown, Connecticut
  • 1946-06-16 Jodi Rell, American politician, governor of Connecticut

Person of interestGeorge W. Bush

1946-07-06 George W. Bush Jr, 43rd President of the United States (2001-09) and 46th Governor of Texas (1995-2000) (R-TX), born in New Haven, Connecticut

43rd US President George W. Bush
43rd US President
George W. Bush
  • 1946-10-15 Richard Carpenter, vocalist (Carpenters-Close to You), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1947-01-21 Jill Eikenberry, (Ann Kelsey-LA Law, Manhattan Project), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1947-03-19 Glenn Close, American actress (The Big Chill, Fatal Attraction), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1947-04-06 John Ratzenberger, American actor (Cliff Clavin in Cheers), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1947-04-26 Donna Elizabeth De Varona, swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-64), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1947-07-26 Al Anderson, American songwriter and guitarist (NRBQ), born in Windsor, Connecticut
  • 1948-05-20 Samuel Gejdenson, (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1981- )
  • 1948-06-29 Bill Kirchen, American singer and guitarist (Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1948-12-15 Melanie Chartoff, American actress (Fridays, Parker Lewis) and director, born in West Haven Connecticut
  • 1949-07-06 Shelley Hack, actress (Tiffany Welles-Charlie's Angel), born in Greenwich, Connecticut

Person of interestAnnie Leibovitz

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

Photographer Annie Leibovitz
Photographer
Annie Leibovitz
  • 1949-11-06 Joseph C. Wilson, Vice Chairman of Jarch Capital, LLC, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1950-03-02 Karen Carpenter, vocalist/drummer (We Only Just Begun), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1950-06-08 Elmar Oliveira, American violinist (Naumburg 1978), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1950-08-22 I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney and convicted felon, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1950-08-25 Willy Deville [William Paul Borsey Jr.], American rock vocalist and guitarist (Mink Deville), born Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2009)

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