Chicago in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 356

  • 1917-06-07 Melvin Jones and a number of other Chicago businessmen found Lions Clubs International, now the largest service organization in the world
  • 1919-06-03 Supreme Liberty Life Insurance Co (Chicago) - first insurance company organized by African Americans formed
  • 1919-07-21 Dirigible crashes through bank skylight killing 13 in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1919-07-27 Chicago race riot (15 whites & 23 blacks killed, 500 injured)
  • 1919-08-18 Anti-Cigarette League of America forms in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1919-08-23 "Gasoline Alley" cartoon strip premieres in Chicago Tribune
  • 1919-08-31 John Reed forms American Communist Labor Party in Chicago
  • 1919-09-02 Communist Party of America organizes in Chicago
  • 1919-12-10 NY, Boston, & Chicago, oppose AL resolution accusing Ban Johnson of overstepping his duties
  • 1920-02-14 League of Women Voters forms in Chicago
  • 1920-06-12 Farmer Labor Party organized (Chicago)
  • 1920-10-10 Phoenix Cardinals (then in Chicago) play 1st NFL game, a 0-0 tie
  • 1922-05-01 Charlie Robertson of Chicago pitches a perfect no-hit, no-run game
  • 1924-02-08 1st US coast-to-coast radio hookup: General John Joseph Carty speech in Chicago
  • 1924-03-28 WGN-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions
  • 1924-04-11 WLS-AM in Chicago IL begins radio transmissions

  • 1924-04-12 WLS-AM in Chicago begins radio transmissions
  • 1924-04-19 "National Barn Dance" premieres on WLS Chicago
  • 1924-09-10 Leopold and Loeb found guilty of the murder of Robert Franks in Chicago in the "the crime of the century"
  • 1924-11-10 Dion O'Banion, leader of the North Side Gang is assassinated in his flower shop by members of Johnny Torrio's gang, sparking the bloody gang war of the 1920s in Chicago.
  • 1925-04-18 World's Fair opens in Chicago
  • 1925-12-20 National Football League Championship: Chicago Cardinals (11-2-1) win controversial first past the post title; Pottsville Maroons suspended after playing unsanctioned game
  • 1927-01-21 1st national opera broadcast from a US opera house (Faust, Chicago)
  • 1927-05-14 The University of Chicago's local collegiate organization, Phi Sigma, becomes incorporated under Illinois law as Eta Sigma Phi, the National Honorary Classical Fraternity

Sports record brokenBaseball Event

1927-08-16 Yankees slugger Babe Ruth tees off Tommy Thomas in the 5th inning to hit first HR hit out of Comiskey Park, Chicago; New York beats White Sox, 8-1

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1928-03-19 "Amos & Andy" debuts on radio (NBC Blue Network-WMAQ Chicago)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1929-02-14 St Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders

Gangster Al Capone
Gangster
Al Capone
  • 1929-07-28 Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Michigan)
  • 1929-08-21 Chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town
  • 1929-11-06 Providence Steam Roller become first NFL team to host a game at night under floodlights; lose 16-0 against the Chicago Cardinals at the Cycledrome, Providence, RI
  • 1929-12-16 Chic Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-1
  • 1930-03-07 Georgetown High of Chicago defeats Homer 1-0 in basketball
  • 1930-05-10 1st US planetarium opens (Adler-Chicago)
  • 1930-06-09 Chicago Tribune reporter Jake Lingle is killed during rush hour at the Illinois Central train station by the Leo Vincent Brothers, allegedly over a $100,000 USD gambling debt owed to Al Capone.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1931-04-09 Chicago Cy Wentworth beats Montreal Canadiens at 13:50 of 6th period

NHL Goalie George Hainsworth
NHL Goalie
George Hainsworth
  • 1931-04-14 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 2-0 for a 3-2 series win; Canadiens' back-to-back Championships

Electoral defeatPresidential Convention

1932-07-01 NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt nominated for president at Democratic Convention in Chicago

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1932-10-01 Babe Ruth’s legendary call; sledged by Cubs dugout, points to center-field before homering into the Wrigley Field bleachers in 5th inning, Game 3 of the World Series; NY Yankees win, 7-5
  • 1933-02-15 President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt survives assassination attempt but Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak is mortally wounded, he would die on March 29
  • 1933-05-18 1st major league All-Star Game announced for July 6 at Comiskey Park It will be played as part of the Chicago World's Fair
  • 1933-05-27 Century of Progress Exposition opens in Chicago
  • 1933-06-01 Century of Progress world's fair opens in Chicago
  • 1933-07-06 1st MLB All Star Game: AL wins 4-2 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Babe Ruth hits first All Star home run
  • 1934-04-10 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit Red Wings, 1-0 in double OT for a 3-1 series win; Black Hawks' first Stanley Cup
  • 1934-05-26 Century of Progress Exposition reopens in Chicago

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1934-07-22 Outside Chicago's Biograph Theatre, "Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis
FBI Agent
Melvin Purvis
  • 1934-12-03 KYW-AM in Chicago Ill moves to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1935-01-19 Coopers Inc. sells the world's first men's briefs in Chicago, calls it the "Jockey"
  • 1935-03-05 1st premature baby health law in US (Chicago)
  • 1935-08-13 Roller derby is born when the Transcontinental Roller Derby begins at the Chicago Coliseum
  • 1935-12-09 1st Heisman Trophy Award: Jay Berwanger, Chicago (HB)
  • 1936-02-08 1936 NFL Draft (first ever): Jay Berwanger from University of Chicago first pick by Philadelphia Eagles
  • 1936-02-14 National Negro Congress organizes in Chicago
  • 1937-03-15 First American blood bank in a hospital is opened at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1937-05-30 Memorial Day Massacre: Chicago Police Department shoot and kill 10 unarmed demonstrators during the "Little Steel Strike" in the United States
  • 1938-04-12 Stanley Cup Final, Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL: Chicago Black Hawks beat Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-1 for a 3-1 series win; only team to win Cup with losing regular season record

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938-07-31 MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis suspends New York Yankees outfielder Jake Powell after he said on Chicago radio he kept in shape by "cracking" African Americans over the head with his nightstick

1st MLB Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis
1st MLB Commissioner
Kenesaw Mountain Landis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1938-10-16 Aaron Copland's & Eugene Loring's ballet "Billy the Kid" premieres in Chicago

Composer Aaron Copland
Composer
Aaron Copland
  • 1938-12-09 1939 NFL Draft: Ki Aldrich from TCU first pick by Chicago Cardinals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1939-01-15 1st NFL All Star Game, Wrigley Field, Chicago: New York Giants beat All America All-Stars, 13-10

American Football Player Mel Hein
American Football Player
Mel Hein
  • 1939-11-04 First air conditioned automobile (Packard) exhibited, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1939-12-02 NY's La Guardia Airport began operations as an airliner from Chicago lands, 1 minute after midnight
  • 1939-12-09 1940 NFL Draft: George Cafego from University of Tennessee first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • 1940-06-30 "Brenda Starr, Reporter", 1st cartoon strip by a woman, Dale [Dalia] Messick, begins as a comic-book supplement to Chicago's Sunday Tribune
  • 1940-11-07 Stravinsky's Symfonie in C premieres in Chicago

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1940-12-16 Joe Louis KOs Al McCoy in 6 for heavyweight boxing title in Chicago

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
Joe Louis
  • 1941-04-03 Walton's overture "Scapino" premieres in Chicago
  • 1941-10-27 Chicago Daily Tribune editorialize there will not be war with Japan
  • 1942-03-01 J Milton Cage Jr's "Imaginary Landscape No 3" premieres in Chicago
  • 1942-03-19 Thoroughbred Racing Association of US formed in Chicago
  • 1942-11-03 William L Dawson elected to Congress from Chicago

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1942-12-02 World’s 1st self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction occurs in Chicago Pile-1 (world's 1st nuclear reactor) at the University of Chicago, overseen by Enrico Fermi

Father of the Atomic Bomb Enrico Fermi
Father of the Atomic Bomb
Enrico Fermi
Physicist and Inventor Leó Szilárd
Physicist and Inventor
Leó Szilárd
  • 1943-01-29 U.S. cruiser "Chicago" is heavily damaged by Japanese bombers on the first day of the Battle of Rennell Island
  • 1943-01-30 USS Chicago sinks in Pacific Ocean
  • 1943-03-19 Frank Nitti, the Chicago Outfit Boss after Al Capone, commits suicide at the Chicago Central Railyard
  • 1943-06-20 Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) founded in Chicago
  • 1943-10-16 Chicago Mayor Ed Kelly opens city's new subway system
  • 1944-03-20 2,500 women trample guards and floorwalkers to purchase 1,500 alarm clocks announced for sale in a Chicago Illinois department store
  • 1944-04-13 Stanley Cup Final, Montreal Forum, Montreal, Quebec: Montreal Canadiens beat Chicago Blackhawks, 5-4 in overtime for a 4-0 series sweep; Canadiens' first SC triumph since 1931
  • 1944-07-17 2 ammunition ships explode at Port Chicago, California, killing 322
  • 1944-07-19 Democratic convention opens in Chicago, goes on to nominate President Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1944-12-03 Temporary merger of 2 NFL teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Cardinals, dissolves at finish of season; WWII ends before start of 1945 season, so both teams resume normal operations
  • 1944-12-07 Convention on International Civil Aviation drawn up in Chicago

Music releaseTheater Premiere

1944-12-26 Tennessee Williams' play "Glass Menagerie" premieres in Chicago

Playwright Tennessee Williams
Playwright
Tennessee Williams
  • 1945-04-08 1945 NFL Draft: Charley Trippi from University of Georgia first pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • 1945-08-30 12th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 19, All-Stars 7 (92,753)
  • 1946-01-11 Bert Bell becomes second NFL commissioner, moves Chicago headquarters to Philadelphia
  • 1946-06-05 Fire at LaSalle Hotel cocktail lounge kills 61 in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1946-10-20 Frank Seno returns kickoff 105 yd, Chicago Cards vs NY Giants
  • 1946-11-11 New York Knicks play their first Basketball Association of American (BAA) home game at Madison Square Garden; lose, 78-68 to Chicago Stags in overtime
  • 1946-11-12 A branch of the Exchange National Bank in Chicago, Illinois opens the first ten drive-up teller windows.
  • 1947-04-22 1st Basketball Association of America Finals: Philadelphia Warriors beat Chicago Stags, 83-80 to take inaugural series, 4 games to 2
  • 1947-07-05 Cleveland Indians rookie Larry Doby becomes 1st black player in AL when he strikes out in 6-5 loss vs Chicago WS
  • 1947-12-28 National Football League Championship, Comiskey Park, Chicago: Chicago Cardinals beat Philadelphia Eagles, 28-21; Cardinals' only title victory
  • 1948-04-05 WGN TV channel 9 in Chicago, IL (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-09-17 WLS TV channel 7 in Chicago, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1948-12-19 National Football League Championship, Shribe Park, Philadelphia: Philadelphia Eagles shutout Chicago Cardinals, 7-0 in a snowstorm, 'the Philly Blizzard'
  • 1949-01-31 1st daytime soap on TV "These Are My Children" (NBC in Chicago)
  • 1950-06-17 1st kidney transplant (Chicago)
  • 1950-10-02 Bob Shaw of Chicago Cardinals sets NFL record with 5 TD receptions in 55-13 win against Baltimore Colts; Cardinals quarterback Jim Hardy tosses 6 touchdown passes

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 799

  • 1902-05-15 Richard J Daley, American politician (38th Mayor-Chicago-D:1955-76), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1976)
  • 1902-07-16 Mary Philbin, American silent film actress (Phantom of the Opera), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)

Person of interestHowie Morenz

1902-09-21 Howie Morenz, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Montreal Canadiens, 3-time Stanley Cup winner), born in Mitchell, Ontario (d. 1937)

NHL Star Howie Morenz
NHL Star
Howie Morenz
  • 1902-11-22 Emanuel Feuermann, cellist (Chicago Symph Orchestra), born in Kolomyja, Galicia, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1942)
  • 1903-02-16 Edgar Bergen, ventriloquist (Charlie McCarthy), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1903-02-28 Vincente Minnelli, director (An American in Paris, Gigi), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1903-04-19 Eliot Ness, US Federal agent "The Untouchables" (put away Al Capone), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1957)
  • 1903-06-11 Ernie Nevers, American College, Pro Football Hall of Fame fullback, coach (Stanford, Chicago Cardinals), born in Willow River, Minnesota (d. 1976)
  • 1903-07-05 Irwin Fischer, American composer and organist (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), born in Iowa City, Iowa (d. 1977)
  • 1903-08-19 James Gould Cozzens, American novelist (1949 Pulitzer-Guard of Honor), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)
  • 1903-10-16 Rex Bell [George Francis Beldam], American cowboy actor (Cowboys & Injuns) and 21st Lieutenant Governor of Nevada, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1962)
  • 1904-04-11 Paul McGrath, American actor (Witness, No Time for Love), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1978)
  • 1904-05-21 Robert Montgomery, American actor and director (Robert Montgomery Presents, Earl of Chicago, Yellow Jack), born in Fishkill Landing, New York (d. 1981)
  • 1904-06-17 Ralph Bellamy, American actor (Rosemary's Baby, His Girl Friday, Trading Places), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1904-07-31 Brett Halliday, American writer (Dividend on Death), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1977)
  • 1904-11-19 Nathan Leopold, American murderer of Bobby Franks with Richard Loeb, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)
  • 1904-11-25 Jessie Royce Landis [Medbury], American actress (North by Northwest), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)
  • 1905-06-11 Richard Loeb, American murderer of Bobby Franks along with Nathan Leopold, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1936)
  • 1905-10-05 Harriet E MacGibbon, American actress, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1905-10-09 Howard St John, American actor (Born Yesterday, Li'l Abner), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • 1905-11-21 Fred Lindstrom, American Baseball Hall of Fame utility (New York Giants), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1981)
  • 1906-04-13 Bud Freeman, American jazz musician and tenor saxophonist (Eel), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1906-07-02 Robert Levine Sanders, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • 1906-07-13 Harry Sosnik, American orchestra leader (Jack Carter Show, Your Hit Parade), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • 1906-11-06 James D. Norris, American sports businessman (Chicago Black Hawks), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1966)
  • 1907-01-26 Eddie Ballantine, American orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1907-02-08 Ray Middleton, American actor (1776, Hurricane Smith), born in Chicago Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1907-02-22 Robert Young, American actor (Father Knows Best, Marcus Welby, M.D.), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1907-03-04 Eleanor "Sis" Daley, wife of Chicago mayor Richard J. Daley, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1907-03-15 James "Jimmy" McPartland, American cornetist and musician (Magic Horn), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1907-03-24 Janet Harmon Bragg, US pilot/columnist (Chicago Defender)
  • 1907-07-04 Gordon Griffith, American actor (first actor to portray Tarzan on film) and director, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1958)
  • 1907-08-31 William Shawn, American magazine editor (New Yorker, 1952-87), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • 1907-10-30 Sol Tax, American anthropologist (founded the journal Current Anthropology), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1907-11-22 Dick Bartell, American baseball shortstop, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • 1908-04-05 George Schick, Czech conductor (Chicago Symphony, 1950-56; Metropolitan Opera, 1958-69), and educator, born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (now Czech Republic) (d. 1985)
  • 1908-04-28 Michael Fitzmaurice, American radio actor (Superman, Reported Missing, 14 Hours), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)

Person of interestSam Giancana

1908-06-15 Sam Giancana, American mafioso, born in Chicago, Illinois

Gangster Sam Giancana
Gangster
Sam Giancana
  • 1908-11-24 Ray Carter, American orchestra leader (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1909-01-15 Gene Krupa, American jazz and big band drummer (Benny Goodman, "Sing, Sing, Sing"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • 1909-01-30 Saul David Alinsky, American radical writer (John L Lewis), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1972)

Person of interestBenny Goodman

1909-05-30 Benny Goodman, American clarinetist and bandleader (King of Swing), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)

Clarinetist and Bandleader Benny Goodman
Clarinetist and Bandleader
Benny Goodman
  • 1909-06-17 Elmer L. Andersen, 30th Governor of Minnesota (1961-63), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1909-08-13 Dave Willock, American actor (Queen of Outer Space), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • 1909-08-27 Sidney R. Yates, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1909-09-06 John Ridgely, American actor (Northern Pursuit, They Died with Their Boots On, Air Force), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1968)
  • 1909-10-13 Herblock [Herbert Lawrence Block], American cartoonist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • 1909-11-11 Robert Ryan, American actor (Billy Budd, The Dirty Dozen, The Longest Day), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • 1909-12-07 Arch Oboler, American director, screen and radio writer, and producer (Lights Out, Bwana Devil), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1910-02-27 Peter De Vries, author (Reuben, Reuben, Prick of Noon), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1910-09-18 Leon Stein, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1910-12-24 Fritz [Reuter] Leiber Jr., American sci-fi author (Bazaar of the Bizarre), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • 1911-02-08 Anne Aitken [nee Hopkins], co-found (Diamond Sangha), born in Chicago, Illinois

Person of interestJack Ruby

1911-03-25 Jack Ruby, American assassin who killed assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1967)

Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald Jack Ruby
Killer of Lee Harvey Oswald
Jack Ruby
  • 1911-04-24 Jack E. Leonard, American comedian (Disorderly Orderly), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • 1911-06-26 Edward H. Levi, American law professor (Intro to Legal Reasoning), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1911-08-14 Ethel Lois Payne, American civil rights journalist and "1st Lady of the Black Press", born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1911-08-22 Edith Atwater, American actress (Phyllis-Love on a Rooftop), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1986)
  • 1911-10-01 Irwin Kostal, American orchestra leader and arranger (West Side Story: The Sound Of Music; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • 1911-10-07 Jo Jones, American jazz drummer, born in Chicago, Illinois (1985)
  • 1911-12-26 Steve Kordek, pinball machine designer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1912-03-22 Karl Malden [Mladen George Sekulovich], American actor (Streets of San Francisco, American Express, A Streetcar Named Desire), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 1912-04-13 Roy Winsor, American producer (Search for Tomorrow, Love of Life), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1912-06-27 Audrey Christie, American actress (Splendor in the Grass, Fair Exchange), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
  • 1912-07-04 Virginia Graham, American TV personality (Girl Talk, Where Was I), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1912-07-31 Irv Kupcinet, TV host (Tonight! America After Dark), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1912-10-26 Don Siegel, American film director (Escape from Alcatraz, Shootist), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1912-12-04 Ian Wallace [John Wallace Pritchard], American sci-fi author (Megalomania), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • 1913-03-30 Frankie Laine [Francesco Paolo LoVecchio], American singer ("Jezebel"; "Rawhide"; "Blazing Saddles"), songwriter ("We'll Be Together Again"), and actor (Bring Your Smile Along), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1913-09-04 Stanford Moore, American biochemist (Nobel 1977), born in Chicago (d. 1982)
  • 1913-09-28 Vivian Fine, American composer (Women in the Garden), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1914-02-23 Mike Tresh, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1945; Chicago WS), born in Hazleton, Pennsylvania (d. 1966)
  • 1914-03-19 Jay Berwanger, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (1st Heisman Trophy winner 1935, Chicago), born in Dubuque, Iowa (d. 2002)
  • 1914-04-23 John Hubbard, American actor (Don't Call Me Charlie, The Tall T, One Million B.C.), born in East Chicago, Indiana (d. 1988)
  • 1914-05-29 Stacy Keach, Sr., American actor (Pretty Woman; The Parallax View), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1914-06-18 E. G. Marshall [Everett Eugene Grunz], American actor (12 Angry Men, The Defenders), born in Owatonna Minnesota (d. 1998)
  • 1914-06-26 Richard Maltby Sr., American musician and orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • 1914-09-14 Clayton Moore, American actor (The Lone Ranger), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1914-12-14 Rosalyn Tureck, American pianist (Bach & Rock), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1914-12-24 Dorothy Hyson, American actress (Ghoul, Spare a Copper, Sing as We Go), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • 1915-01-12 Frank Annunzio, American politician (Rep-D-IL, 1965-93), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2001)
  • 1915-02-11 Richard Hamming, American Mathematician and Computer Scientist (Hamming code), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1915-02-22 Dan Seymour [Daniel Seymour Katz], American actor (To Have and Have Not, We the People, Sing It Again), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1993)
  • 1915-04-12 Hound Dog Taylor [Theodore Roosevelt], American Chicago blues guitarist and singer, born in Natchez, Mississippi (d. 1975)
  • 1915-06-11 Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1915-08-19 Ring Lardner Jr, American journalist and screenwriter (Woman of the Year, M A S H), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1915-08-24 James Tiptree Jr. [Alice Sheldon], American sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • 1915-08-29 Nathan Pritikin, American nutritionist and inventor, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1985)
  • 1915-10-03 Ray Stark, American stage and film producer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1915-11-15 Bea Barrett, American golfer (Western Open 1938), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1916-01-17 Joel Herron, American orchestra leader (Jaye P Morgan Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1916-03-13 Ina Ray Hutton, American orchestra leader (Ina Ray Hutton Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1984)
  • 1916-03-31 John Vivyan, actor (Imitation of Life, Mr Lucky), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1916-04-12 Benjamin Libet, American scientist (human consciousness), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)
  • 1916-07-19 Phil Cavarretta, American baseball player (NL MVP 1945), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2010)
  • 1916-09-16 Julius B. Richmond, 12th US Surgeon General (1977-81) created Head Start program, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)
  • 1917-01-16 William "Buddy" Lester, American comedian and actor (Barney Miller, Phil Silvers Show), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)

Person of interestSidney Sheldon

1917-02-11 Sidney Sheldon, American novelist and playwright (Master of the Game, Bloodline, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2007)

Novelist Sidney Sheldon
Novelist
Sidney Sheldon
  • 1917-04-05 Robert Bloch, American sci-fi author (Hugo, Psycho), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)
  • 1917-05-22 Nathan Davis, American actor (Dunston Checks In, Holes, Code of Silence), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2008)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths