Connecticut in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 415

Lorraine WarrenLorraine Warren (1927-2019)

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

  • 1927-03-10 Donn Trenner, American jazz pianist, arranger, and orchestra leader (Steve Allen's Westinghouse Show), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2020)
  • 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)
  • 1927-11-25 Dick Wellstood, American jazz pianist, born in Greenwich, Connecticut (d. 1987)
  • 1927-11-28 Chuck Mitchell, American actor (General Hospital, Porky's, Better Off Dead), born in Connecticut, United States (d. 1992)
  • 1927-12-24 Teresa Stich-Randall, American soprano (Vienna State Opera), born in New Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2007)
  • 1928-01-10 Donald Brooks, American fashion designer (Emmy 1983), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • 1928-07-13 Bob Crane, American DJ and actor (Hogan's Heroes; The Donna Reed Show), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 1978)
  • 1928-09-20 Donald Hall, American writer, literary critic and Poet Laureate of the United States, born in Hamden, Connecticut (d. 2018)
  • 1928-11-23 Jerry Bock, American Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2010)
  • 1929-06-16 Ramon Bieri, American actor (Badlands, The Andromeda Strain), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 1929-09-14 Larry Collins, American writer, born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • 1929-11-14 Jimmy Piersall, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1954, 56; his bipolar disorder subject book & film, "Fear Strikes Out"), born in Waterbury, Connecticut (d. 2017)
  • 1930-03-01 Raymond St Jacques, American actor, director and producer, who was the 1st African-American to hold a regular role in a western series (Simon Blake in "Rawhide"), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1990)
  • 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 (The Rose Tattoo; Outcast; Arizona Raiders), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2020)
  • 1930-12-04 Lorraine Chargin, American boxing promoter (Bobby Chacon, Tony "The Tiger" Lopez, Loreto Garza), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2010)
  • 1931-04-13 Jon Stone, American director and co-creator of Sesame Street, born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1997)
  • 1931-05-16 Lowell P Weicker, American politician (Sen-R-CT, (1971-88), Governor of Connecticut), born in Paris, France
  • 1931-05-28 Stephen Birmingham, American author (Real Lace: America's Irish Rich), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1931-08-30 Carrie Saxon Perry, 1st African-American mayor of a major US city (Hartford CT), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1932-05-25 John Gregory Dunne, American writer (Up Close & Personal, True Confessions), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2003)
  • 1932-11-09 Marian Christy, American author (Invasions of Privacy), born in Ridgefield, Connecticut
  • 1933-02-22 Louise Lopez, American disco singer (Odyssey -"Native New Yorker"; "Use It Up And Wear It Out"), born in Connecticut (d. 2015)
  • 1933-11-28 Hope Lange, American actress (Peyton Place, The Ghost & Mrs Muir), born in Redding, Connecticut (d. 2003)

Ralph NaderRalph Nader (88 years old)

1934-02-27 American consumer advocate (Unsafe at Any Speed), born in Winsted, 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)
  • 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, American 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
  • 1938-05-29 Fay Vincent, American lawyer and sports executive (MLB Commissioner 1989-92), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1938-07-09 Brian Dennehy, American actor (Check is in the Mail, F/X, Cocoon, Ants), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut (d. 2020)
  • 1938-10-22 Christopher Lloyd, American Emmy Award-winning actor (Taxi - "Reverend Jim"; Back to the Future films), born in Stamford, Connecticut,
  • 1938-11-26 Porter Goss, American politician (Rep-R-Florida) and 1st Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1939-02-10 Barbara Kolb, composer (Trobar Jus), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1939-06-08 William "Bill" Watrous, American jazz trombonist, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 2018)
  • 1940-02-17 Gene Pitney, American vocalist and songwriter ("Town Without Pity"; "Hello Mary Lou"; "He's A Rebel"), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2006)

George AkerlofGeorge Akerlof (82 years old)

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

  • 1940-08-18 Joan Joyce, American softball pitcher (Hall of Fame 1983), 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
  • 1941-03-10 George Smith, American Chemist (Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2018), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1941-05-04 David LaFlamme [Gary Posie], American electric rock violinist (It's A Beautiful Day - "White Bird"), born in New Britain, Connecticut
  • 1941-05-08 Jim Mitchum, American 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)
  • 1941-08-11 John Simon, American record producer (The Band), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1941-08-12 Deborah Walley, actress (Mothers-in-Law, Beach Blanket), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1941-10-07 John Ford Noonan, American playwright (A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking), born in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2018)
  • 1942-02-24 Joe Lieberman, (Sen-D Connecticut)
  • 1942-04-04 Kris Jensen, American musician (Torture), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1942-04-18 Steve Blass, American professional baseball player, born in Canaan, Connecticut
  • 1942-06-21 William Bradford Reynolds, US Assistant Attorney General (1981-88), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut

Linda EvansLinda Evans (80 years old)

1942-11-18 American 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)
  • 1942-12-13 Anna Eshoo, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California), born in New Britain, Connecticut
  • 1943-03-02 Rosa DeLauro, American politician (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1991-), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1943-05-24 Gary Burghoff, American Emmy Award-winning actor (M*A*S*H (the film); M*A*S*H, 1972-79 - "Cpl. Walter 'Radar' O'Reilly), born in Bristol, Connecticut
  • 1943-05-27 Bruce Weitz, American actor (Hill Street Blues - "Det. Mick Belker"; Death of a Centerfold), born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1943-10-17 Susan Davenny Wyner, American soprano (Walter Naumberg Prize), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1944-09-03 Sherwood C. Spring, American astronaut (STS 61B), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1944-10-08 Bruce Morrison, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut), born in New York
  • 1945-03-10 Katharine Houghton, American actress (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1945-05-13 Magic Dick [Richard Salwitz], American harmonica player and musician (J Geils Band - "Centerfold"), born in New London, Connecticut
  • 1945-10-18 Christopher Shays, American politician (Rep-R-Connecticut 1987-2009), born in Stamford, 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 2004-11), born in Norfolk, Virginia

George W. BushGeorge W. Bush (76 years old)

1946-07-06 American businessman and Republican politician (43rd President of the United States, 2001-09; 46th Governor of Texas, 1995-2000), born in New Haven, Connecticut

  • 1946-10-15 Richard Carpenter, American pop pianist, songwriter, arranger, and producer (The 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

Glenn CloseGlenn Close (75 years old)

1947-03-19 American actress (The Big Chill, Fatal Attraction), born in Greenwich, Connecticut

  • 1947-04-06 John Ratzenberger, American actor (Cheers -"Cliff Clavin"; Toy Story; Ghandi), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1947-04-26 Donna De Varona, American swimmer (Olympic-2 gold-64), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1947-07-26 Al Anderson, American songwriter and guitarist (NRBQ - "Ridin' In My Car"), born in Windsor, Connecticut
  • 1947-07-30 William Atherton, American actor (Real Genius, Ghostbusters, Class of 44), born in Orange, Connecticut

Bill RodgersBill Rodgers (74 years old)

1947-12-23 American athlete (Boston Marathon 1975, 78, 79, 80; NY Marathon 1976, 77, 78, 79; Fukuoka Marathon 1977), born in Hartford, Connecticut

  • 1948-05-20 Samuel Gejdenson, American politician (Rep-D-Connecticut, 1981-2001), born in Eschwege, Allied-occupied Germany
  • 1948-06-29 Bill Kirchen, American singer and guitarist (Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen - "Hot Rod Lincoln"), born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1948-08-05 Tony DiCicco, US women's soccer coach (Olympics 1996), born in Wethersfield, Connecticut
  • 1948-12-15 Melanie Chartoff, American actress (Fridays, Parker Lewis) and director, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1949-04-01 Paul Manafort, American political consultant (Trump campaign chairman), born in New Britain, Connecticut
  • 1949-07-06 Shelley Hack, American actress (Tiffany Welles-Charlie's Angel), born in Greenwich, Connecticut

Annie LeibovitzAnnie Leibovitz (73 years old)

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

  • 1949-11-06 Joseph C. Wilson, Vice Chairman of Jarch Capital, LLC, born in Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • 1950-03-02 Karen Carpenter, American pop vocalist and drummer ("We've Only Just Begun"; "Rainy Days And Mondays"; "Top Of The World"), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1983)
  • 1950-06-08 Elmar Oliveira, American violinist (Naumburg competition, 1976; Tchaikovsky Competition, 1978; Avery Fisher Prize, 1983), born in Naugatuck, 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 in Stamford, Connecticut (d. 2009)
  • 1951-02-13 David Naughton, American actor (My Sister Sam, Separate Vacations), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1951-07-04 Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, American Democratic politician and Lieutenant Governor of Maryland (1995-2003), born in Greenwich, Connecticut
  • 1951-11-06 John Falsey, American television writer and producer, born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1952-04-23 Terry Moor, American tennis star, born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1952-06-04 Carlene Watkins, American actress (Tough Enough), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1952-07-06 Grant Goodeve, American actor (David-8 is Enough, Dynasty), born in Middlebury, Connecticut
  • 1952-08-27 Roger Stone, American political lobbyist, born in Norwalk, Connecticut
  • 1953-01-05 Pamela Sue Martin, American actress (Nancy Drew: Dynasty - "Fallon"), born in Westport, Connecticut
  • 1953-02-09 Gary Franks, American politician (Rep-R-Connecticut 1991-97), born in Waterbury, Connecticut
  • 1953-02-26 Michael Bolton [Bolotin], American rock (Blackjack) and pop songwriter and singer ("How Am I Supposed to Live Without You"), born in New Haven, Connecticut

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